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VOL. I*,Ko. 41.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   .JANUARY   11,   1001.
*2.00 PER ANNUM.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK       	
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
A Word
About Canned Goods.
Having bought a car of assorted Vegetables
and Fruits, direct from the SIHCOE CANNING COHPANY, we shall be pleased to
have you try the Goods and get our prices.
Try our Buttor, Cheese and Eggs,
W. T« Shatford 6c Co** General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp McKinnev, -B: C
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the riarket.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It Is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHINO & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
MM aid torn nmnnt tf M Baty,
Who Is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
 who tarry within a while with him.	
wilson house;
SLOCAN, b. c.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
It Kan 334 Ounces to tlio Ton and Netted
•3400 foi* the Car—Property Employing Good Force—Hig Tilings Expected
Next Sumssior.
Paul Hauck returned from Nelson
Saturday and brought tlio smelter
returns of tlio last shipment Of ore
from the Bondholder, which he nnd
his partners are working under
lease. The returns were slightly
higher than those of the first cnr.and
the joy and satisiaetion ofthe lessees
arc great. Thc returns gave, 224 oz
in silver to the ton and $2100 for the
whole car, niter deducting all freight
and treatment charges.
These two shipments from the
Bondholder go to prove again the
richness ofthe dry ores of this division. Both carloads were taken from
the grass roots on the Springer side.
The only drift is in but 170 or 180
feet and tho ore is being taken out
as they go. The paystrcak ot 10
inches has been continuous from the
surface and is now giving every in
dication of widening. The tunnel is
on the (iraphic claim and is gaining
rapid depth. Stoping is being done,
but below the drift the ore lias not
been touched, It is the intention to
keep 15 men steadily employed and
shipmi nts will be made at regular intervale. The men employed are nil
fi*on town and every cent expended
conies dlroet to the place.
As is well known, the Bondholder
group has had a varied experience
and has come in for a great deal ol
undeserved reproach, as the recent
shipments have shown. A fine1 camp
was erected on thc Ten Mita side
three years ago and much minify
spent in development, but little came
of it. Now,the property Is owned by
1*1. C. Campbell -Johnston, of Nelson,
and.it is on the tapis that thc earlv
spring will see a great stir on the
group. I'aul Hauck, when spoken
toon Saturday, stated that big de
velotnnents were contemplated, and
the ground worked froio both sides
ofthe summit. The old camp on tin-
Ten Mile aide would then bo utilized,
and the extensive workings there
continued. A wagon road is also tu
be built from the Springer road up
to the Graphic, and the ore bsdics on
this side thoroughly exploited. The
value ofthe Bondholder has been demonstrated, and every effort will be
made to bring the group to the front,
establishing another big mine for the
sSjrls&gto'i-Eaterprlse zone.
chased the old Main building, on
Main street, and it is being fixed up
for church purposes. A trustee board
has been organized, with It. C Andrews as secretary-treasurer. It is
expected that thc formal opening of
thc now church will take place the
first Sunday In February.
Rumored Consolidation of the  Kilo assd
Clsnnleau <>roups.
For some time past there have been
persistent rumors of the impending
amalgamation of the Kilo and Chapleau interests, on the first north fork
af Lemon creek. Such a combination would add greatly to tho success
of tlie camp and result in much good.
Were the deal effected, the Warner
Miller syndicate would gain as
against the position ot the French
company operating the Chapleau.
The latter have been under a great
expense in putting up their stamp
mill, erecting a tramway, building a
wagon road, etc., all ot which could
be utilized for the Miller properties,
which surround the Chapleau. In
the Spokane Review, of recent date,
the following appeared, apparently
substantiating the rumor:
"It is reported that unimportant
am lgamation of SIoc-mi City district
properties is under negotiation between New York and Paris. Thc
properties involved, according to
somewhat Indefinite reports here, are
the well known Chapleau, owned by
it  French  compiny, and  the  Kilo
bunkhouscs are completed. The mine
will be actively develope', as the
company have faith In their investment.	
Large Increase to be Notesl In Tiilss Mlii-
issB Division.
H. P. Christie, raining recorder,
has compiled his statistics for the past
year of the amount of business transacted in his office. A slight falling
off is mado in thc number of crown
grants issued and bills of sale recorded, as compared with 1899, but the
other items show a large and healthy
Increase. Of course, the revenue derived by the government from the
local ofliee increased accordingly.
The number of certificates of work
issued is particularly gratilying, as
evidencing the development of the
camp. The statistics for thc year
Certificates of work  637
Crown grants issued      15
Locations recorded  321
Free miners' certificate!"  SAO
Hills ot sale, etc., recorded  192
For the previous year the figures
Certificates of work  515
Crown grants       19
Locations record***]  310
Fre" miners' certificates  JJpj
bills of sale, etc., record'si.      I 220
To Start Up at Once.
A letter received in town this week
from Pittsburg, from tho head of the
•5- -*y -"J*- •5' T- -""""p- 9.<*\
Tommy's Lament for Bobs.
Oi Mondav the big ore. chute on
the V & M. Twelve Mile, was caught
in the drift beneath, and great Is the
jubilation thereat. The surface exposure is 20 inches, but it was contended this would not, carry with
depth. However, thUcontention has
liecn proven to be wrong, for the
chute continues even bigger and just
as rich. A drift was started '!•"> feel
below and at 40 feet in the ore was
caught, Standing clear between the
walls and 2G inches in width. The
ledjje is all ore. there being no vein
matter. It will require no sorting
iinil is fully as rich ason the BUrfaoe.
A shed is to be  built at once and tho
sacking of ore commenced.    Oue
shot on MonTlay afternoon knocked
down a ton of ore. Two more nicii
are to be added to the force, and tin*
Vancouver company are anxious to
still farther increase the workmen,
as money is now available tor active
development. Sacks are being taken
to the property and a carload if ore
will be sent out early next month,
Oddrellssws' llisssquct.
Thursday evening the Incoming
officers of the local Oddfellows' society gave a banquet to their fellow-
members and lady friends. The
spread was given atthe licks House
and was partaken of by about 40
persons. It was a jolly affair and
much enjoyed A number ol speeches
followed the various toasts, interspersed with songs. It is surprising
the number of embryo orators em*
braced within the ranks of the Odd
fellows here, which accounts for the
society being so popular.
Blown Dp by Powder.
A fatal accident occurred at the
Sunset mine, near Whitewater, last
week, whereby Alex. Morrison lost.
his life, lie was thawing powder
when it exploded, causing his death.
Ho wns from Capo Breton. Tho remains were, interred at the Sandon
cemetery by the Miners' Colon.
Metliissllsls Miske a I'lircliiisr.
The  Methodist church  has pur-
Thcre's an oldish red-faced man
Called bobs,
Fashioned on a scantv plan—
That's Bobs-
nut, when 'e sends news away,
It's, "We've rip< ed Vm  up today"—
Never:   "1 regret to sav,
•(Signed) Bobs.""
T.'s at 'onie in good repair,
Is Bobs.
An' I wish that. I was there
With Bobs!
When '«■ started out of "ere,
People thought the wav was clear,
but there's more to do for dear
Old Bobs I
Ever since you went away,
Little Bobs, Bobs, Bobs,
We've been 'ammered night an'dav,
Oh for Bobs, Bobs, l'obs.
They've been coin'm' from the 'ills,
Liadin' us the pace that kills.
An' we've paid some costly bills,
Genral Hobs, Bobs, Bobs!
Trry back, we need you 'ere,
Figluin' Bobs 1
You left trouble in the rear
Of you, Bobs!
'Far a bleedln' bugler's song!
Come, for things are goin' wrong-
Next time take me 'nine along
With you, B.b*; !
—S. E. Kizkk.
Laat Year's Shipments Were 3847 Tona—
A Healthy Kvld«n«e of the Life astS
Wealth of the Casssp— Alll.sgtoa (k*
Ilittccst Shipper.
Tho new year starts off In a satisfactory manner in ore shipments, the
total tonnage from the first of the
year being 140 tons. Of this amount
the Arlington Bhipped 100 tons, nnd
the remainder is credited to the Two
Friends. At the outset the latter
property has doubled its export over
liwt year, and it is in shape to continue regular shipments. Ore "scorning down freely from the Arlington
and its output will be kept to three
figures for many weeks to come, with
the practical certainty of exceeding
its record for 1900. Next week v. ill
see the Black Prince and Enterprise
enter tbe list. It is expected the
Bondholder will soon have another
car down, while tho Speculator may
commence shipping at an early date.
Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made
.rom 10 'jrcpertie-s. Following is
* list ot tho (shipments this vear te
Two iriende.
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group, owned by the Warner Miller
syndicate of Now York. The Chap
I. an has about 60 acres ol ground on
tho lirst mirth fork ot Lemon creek.
Tin' property 1ms received oonsldera
ble developthept and is considered the
central' point of tint area. A 10
stump mill has been put upon ii and
it is In excellent condition. The
Warner Miller syndicate's property,
the Kilo group, consists ol 23 Claims,
which entirely surround ihe Chap
lean and Bmbr*ne*o 1403,aeres.
"It is understood that tho French
company was the lirst to propose the
amalgamation, believing that they
had the key to the mining develop
ment of the camp, and that it could
Strengthen itself bv alliance with the
hig N w York concern. It is said
that the \ sapors are ready to sign for a
deal thai, will give the'Now Yorkers
verv favorable terms, and that Col.
McNaught, who Is well known in
this city, is on thc way to Paris to
make the tinal arrangements. This
deal, If consummated, will be one of
the most Important involving Blooan
division properties that was ever
made, lt will probabh mean the
Immediate extensive development of
a comparatively unknown area.
The deal has been kept a strict
viiu isssiisiaI'yiiuiiii- Plant.
Lue.le.n Weyl, manager of the
Chapleau, states that a cyanide plant
will be put, in at the.property to treat
the tailings from the   mill, as the ex
pootcd savings on the plates havo not
been realized, The machinery is
working smoothly, oi is everything
In connection with the mine. The
force has been gradually Increased
nnd is to be shoved UptoeO when the
Burlington Mining Co.. which bond-,
ed'the Iron Horse group,on Ten Mile, \
states that work wiu be commenced
on thc property at. once.   Develop* j
ment is to be rapidly pushed and ore
taken out for shipment.   Tho company  has secured ample funds fur
this purpose In Pittsburg, and they
nre determined to use it with good
etl'ect. The BUCCC B of the Iron Horse
will result in heavy Investments in
I the camp.
I Wisin liiy Ores.
The dry ores ol this division are in !
demand among the smelters.     An j
, oiler has been made  to the lessees of;
the Bondholder bv the Trail smelter,
I to treat k.telr ores for $10 per ton.
The figure is 11.60 bettor than they
Isecured at the Nelson works, and
I will doubtless get future shipments
1 from the property. L"nd ores are of.
I forlng in abundance, but. the sllicious
! article   is  somewhat   scarce.   This
makes another point scored in favor
of the Blocan City milling division.
For llss* W»ls*r Ulghts.
The committee appointed  by  the
citizens some time ago to look after
the water rights on Qoot nnd Springer creeks, Intend leaving for Nelson on Monday, to attend the sittlnirs
oi the water commissioner's oourt.  Iti
will be held in Government Agenti
Turner's ollice in that eitv,  on the!
lf>th.    lt is understood the private I
company seeking the privilege oni
Coat crock will  combat the citizens
i ratty strongly f >r the right,
The cold weather  is  interfering
I with nnvlgatll Q oh the Arrow lakes.
Bar silver has dropped to C3| centa
per oz.
Yesterday was pay day ut tho Arlington and Speculator.
The Payne will pay a dividend of
3 percent on TtMcday.
TheC.P.H. took 100 tons of ore
from Sandon last week.
Several partiosnrein towu seeking
to bond mining properties.
The Chapleau people are again
purchasing supplies hero.
Last week's shipments from Whitewater amounted to 48 tons.
Sandon mines last week shipper!
321 tons of oro over the K. ft S. road.
Much snow has fallen during the
week, making glad the hearts of the
English parties are after some
claims in tho vicinity of thc U & I,
on Ten Mile.
Thirty men are employed at the
Hewett, Four Mile. Considerable or*
is being shipped.
Payne stock lias dropped to 00
cents, while the Rambler-Cariboo has
risen to 30 cents.
The Chapleau people have made a
partial liquidation of the Lemon
creek wagon road accounts.
The long crosscut on the Vancouver, Four Mile, has caught the lend,
•J50 feet below the old workings.
A new lead has been unexpectcdlv
encountered in the Chapleau. It
gives encouraging values in gold.
It is reported the cleanup atthe
Chapleau has been fairly satisfactory, though considerable of the values are going into the tailings.
Two men are employed on the
Lily B. They are crosscutting to
catch the lead at 100 feet depth.
Their tunnel will be 300 feet long.
Nothing is feared in this division
from the action of the American
smelter trust in refusing to handle
Slocan ores. The properties round
hero can easily market all the ore
thev can mine.
The rumor was current here during the week that all the mines in
the upper camp were shutting down,
owing to tlie smelter trust. It turive
out that a number of men were laid
off at tlie Payne and Last Chance.
Like ths* Idea of It.
The Nelson Economist says*. Incorporation is again being agitated Ut
Slocan City, and this time it looks as
if the oft-defeated object will be attained. The good people of Slocan
City have been encouraged by the
prosperity of the pest year and the
prospects of the future, to take a decisive stand, and I" this commendable enterprise we wish them every
success. We will gladly welcome
Slocan Into the sisterhood of cities.
Ml MM.    UK! OIIUS.
Appended is a complete lift of tho various records registered At the local registry ollice, li. i'. -.'hrifiti" being mining
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Quest for  Cudahy   Kidnapers
Not to be Abandoned.
City Council ot Omaha to Relieve
Mr. Cudahy of Paying the
At a special meeting of the city
cocncil of Omaha , Neb., thit body
adopted a concurrent resolutioi
offering a reward of $25,000 for
the arrest and conviction of the
persons who abducted Edward
Cudahy, jr., on the night ot December 18. For the arrest and conviction of one the resolution provides a reward of $8,000, for two
$15,000 will be paid, and the whole
is offered for the three principals.
The members of the council did
not deliberate long, and the vote by
which the resolution was passed
was unanimi.us.
The council also asked a Mr.
Cudahy to withdraw his offer of a
reward of an equal amount for the
capture of the criminals.
The object of the city's offer is
largely to relieve Mr. Cudahy and
his family of the fear of reprisals
from the bandits, and to remove
from the police and detectives the
restraint they have felt in trailing
the bandits on account o the very
trying position in which Mr. Cudahy has been placed
The action of the council is generally commended   by   the   citizens.
Notwithstanding the anxiety of
Mayor Moore to relieve Mr. Cudahy
of the "burden" of offering $25,000
tor the arrest and conviction of the
kidnappers and the offering of another reward of $25,000 based on the
mayor's personal guarantee to raise
it by popular subscription, Mr.
Cudahy decline to he relieved of the
burden, and announces that his reward will stand.
population, as well ns to the in*
dustrial development and national
progress generally. Immigration
during the past tour years has enormously increased in the west, and
the number of actual settlers in that
region hr.s reached a figure hitherto
unprecedented in Canadian  history.
A feature in the p.esent immigration statistics of the Dominion is
found in the extensive movement
across the border which is going on
from the western states. Mr.
Frank Pedley, Canadian superintendent of immigration, who
has just returned to Ottawa from a
trip through the western states,
reports that the work done during
the past .season has been highly
satisfactory. The number of new
settlers whom western Canada re-
ceived from the American side w.is
not only large, but these people
were, of the best class. He calculated that about 16,000 farmers had
arrived in Canada from the United
States during the past summer, and
that with their money and effects
they brought with them about $7,-
000,000 of capital.
The Canadian agent in Nebraska,
for instance, reports that from
January to November he sent to
Canada 1,500 farmers. They took
with them money and effects to the
value of $1,000,000. The Minnesota .*.., nts s«.nt 1,200, with property amounting to $800,000. Michigan contributed 2,000 persons, So.
Dakota 800. The outlook tor a
large migration of farmers and
others from the western states into
Canada early next spring, Mr, Ped-
ley says, was never brighter and
promises to be a record-breaker.
Count of Population to Basin In April
—Lael Enumeration Inaccurate.
An Ottawa dispatch says: Canada is making preparation to count
her widely separated family. The
fourth decennial census of the
Dominion will be taken during the
first week of April next, but the
task of enumeration will require at
least one month in which to complete it. To make the forthcoming
"solemn inquest of the nation" and
to complete the Canadian census of
1901 will/equire a small army of between 8,000 and 10,000 enumerators ind other officials.
Census taking is an old institution in  Canada.   The ^firsf official
census of New  France,  as  it was
then called, was taken  in   1665, a
little more thin half a century after
Champlain laid the   foundation   of
Quebec.    The   population   of  the
cpuntry was found to be 3,215 souls.
During the remainder of the seventeenth century   eight   censuses   of
New Trance were taken, and twelve
in the eighteenth  century.    When,
in 1790. the year in which the first
census  of the  United  States was
taken, the population of American
Union was found to be 3,929,214,
the population at that date  of what
is now the Dominion of Canada
was 220,000.    In 1861 all the Canadian provinces were taken,  except
British  Columbia,    but   ten years
later all were   enumerated.     The
census of 1881   and   that   of 1891
were taken on the 5th of April,  the
date then  fixed for census taking
throughout the British  empire.    It
is probable that the Canadian census ot 1901 will be an imperial census also, although it is not the best
time of the year for getting  about.
The bat Dominion census was most
dissappointing and  discouraging to
Canadians.    The   total increase in
population fell far below general expectations.    In some of the provinces the population remained about
stationary,   while    in     one,   New
Brunswick, there was an actual decrease.    It is anticipated that   the
showing at the coming census will
be most  reassuring  in    regard to
Wlli Develop the Sleaaurea or tbe Okanogan ao«t Boundary Districts.
An Exchange says: An application is being made tc the Dominion government for a charter incorporating the Pacific Coal company,
with a capital of $4,000,000. Sir
William Van Home, R. B. Annus,
Charles R. Hosmer, E. B. Osier,
W. D. Mathews and several others
are named as organizers, and the
object of is to develop coal
properties in the regions lying between Greenwood, Penticton and
Okanagan lake.
Recent developments in this section have demonstrated the presence of large areas ot coal measures
some of which give promise of being equal to anything in British
Columbia. Near Fairview, some
20 miles from the south end of Okanogan lake, is a basin many
miles in extent, where numerous .Toppings of coal
have been located and the small
amount of work done up to date
has proved the products to be ot
excellent quality. The belt appears
to extend over to Keremeos, and
the Similkameen side ofthe range.
Geologists who have made a study
of this section have pointed out
that all the conditions are favorable
for extensive areas of coal lands.
It is understood that the new
company has acquired large holdings in this part of the Boundary
country, and that work will begin
on a large scale as soon as the
charter  is arranged.
The formation of the new company, backed as it will be by some
of Canada's most noted financiers,
will mean much as an aid
to the mining and smelting industries of the Boundary country.
This is especially the case owing to
the fact that railroad facilities can
be readily obtained by the promo-
tees of the coal company.
It is the intention to erect ovens
and produce sufficient coke to supply not only local smelting wants
but to compete iu the entire interior markets.
Congress to Investigate Alleged Lack of Protection.
Mr. Ol instead Refers to   Causes la
Certain States of the
Boot and Shoe  Truat
The publication of the dispatch
from Chicago concerning the proposed combination of shoe manufacturers which is being promoted
by Robert F. Wolfe of this city has
brought out the fact that plans for
a combination of shoe manufacturers and shoe machine manufacturers
are being matured.
The lull text of the resolution
introduced by Mr. Olmstead of
Pennsylvania in the United States
house is as follows:
"Whereas, the continued enjoyment of full representation in this
house by any state which has, for
reasons other than participation in
rebellion or other crime, deniee to
any of the male inhabitants thereof,
being 21 yeurs of age and citizen of
the United States, the right
to vote for representatives in congress, presidential electors and
other officers, is in direct violation
of the 14th amendment of the constitution of the United States,
which declares that in such cases
the basis of each representation
therein shall be reduced in porpor-
tior., which such male inhabitants
bear to the whole number of male
citizens 21 years of age in such
state and is an invasion of the right
and dignity of this house and of
its members, and an infringement
upon the rights and privileges in
this house of other states ana their
representatives, and
"Whereas, Since the last apportionment the states of Mississippi, South Carolina and Louisana
have by changes in their constitutions and statutes of said states
and for reasons other than participations in rebellion and other crimes,
denied the rights of suffrage to
male inhabitants 21 years of aire,
citizens of the United States and
such denial in each of said states
extend to more than one half of
those that prior thereto were entitled to vote, as appears from the
following statistics, published in
the congressional directories of the
Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth congresses:
"In the seven districts of Mississippi the total vote for all congressional candiates in 1890 was
62,652,in 189827,045. In the seven
districts of South Carolina the total
vote in 1890 wa* 73,522 and 28,831
in 1898. In the six districts of
Louisiana 74,542 in 1890 and
33, »6i in 1898.
"One member ot the present
house representing 10 countries in
Mississippi, with a population of
184,297, received only 2068 votes.
One member of the house representing six counties in South Carolina,
with a population in 1890 of 158,-
851, received 1765 votes, and one
member representing 13 connties
in Louisiana, with a population of
208,803, received only 2494 votes,
Slattern ol Common Bumor.
"Whereas, It is a matter of common rumor that other states have
for some reasons other than those
specified in the constitution of the
United States, denied to some of
their male inhabitants of 21 years
age and citizen of the United States,
the right to vote for member of
congress and presidential electors
as well as executive and judicial
officers of said states and members
of the legislature thereof, and no
reduction has been made to the
representation of any state in the
house because of such   denial, and
"Whereas, The president of the
l'nited States has by a message
recommended that congress at its
ptesent session apportion the representation among the several states
as provided by the constitution,
"Resolved, That the committee
on census shall be and is authorized and requested, either by the
full committee or such sub-committee or committees as may be appointed by the chairman thereof,
to inquire, examine and report in
what states the right to vote at an
election for the choice of electors
for president   or vice-president of
the United States, representatives
in congress, the executive and judicial officers of any state or the
the members of the legislature, is
denied to any of the male inhabitants of such states, 21 years of
age and citizens ofthe United States
or in any way abridge, except for
participation in rebellion or other
crimes, and the porportion which
the number of such male citizens
shall bear to the whole number of
male citizens 21 years of age, in
each of such states."
Desuocrata and Popullata Come
Terma at Boise.
It was stated that it had been
practically settled that the Democrats should have the speakership
and the chief clerkship of the house
and the Populist the sergeant at
arms, and in the senate, the Democrats should have the president
pro tern, and the secretary and
the Populist the sergeant at arms.
There is a posibility of this being
changed, however, by giving the
Populist the chief clerkship and the
position of sergeant at arms ot the
house. The only representative
mentioned in connection with the
speakership is Mr. Walters of
Lincoln county, who, it is said, will
be the only attorney in the   house.
At a Meeting of the Burghers
at Pretoria.
They Shalt  bo Given a Prominent
Share la na Enlightened
Prom   tke
Get   an   OtBre
Frank James,brother of Jesse James
the noted bandit, hasjlost his fight
for the doorkeepership of the Missouri house of representatives. No
man at the capitol has it is said
worked harder than he for an
appointment. James personally
applied to the different members of
the legislature to give him recognition for the benfit of future generations of his family.
The decision was reached in the
democratic caucus after an all night
session. James' name was presented by Judjre T. T. Hawkins a venerable member, who pleaded eloquently for the candidate. On the
first ballot James received but 15
votes. On the second ballot James
withdrew his name, "thanking
from the bottom of his heart" those
who had given him support.
James surrendered to Governor
Crittenden years ago, after his
brother Jesse had been killed by
Bob Ford, s».nd ever since has been
living an upright life.
Two American and Five Native Policeman.
Private George H. Ray of the
engineer corps, his assistant, Private Lyons, of the fifth infantry,
five native policemen and two scouts
have been captured while on their
way to Bataca by insurgents. An
American column was dispatched
against the Filipinos, but failed to
overtake the party.
Thlrly-One Flrna Raid to Have Prom-
lead 10 Bnter.
The combination of plow compa*
nies.of which there has been rumors
fortwoor three days,will be launched
this week with a captialol $65,000,-
000. Chicago men who have been
prime movers in the negotiations
stated that all obstacles to the
consummation of the deal had been
Charles R. Flint, president of the
United States Rubber company, is
the financial power behind the combination, but it is said the president
of the company will go to a western
man of practical experience in the
manufacture of plows.
Thirty-one firms are said to have
agreed to enter the new concern,
which probably will be called the
American Plow company. The
promise is that the combine will
be able not only to reduce the price
of plows to the farmers, but also
will turn into its own treasury a
profit greater by $5,000,000 or
more than the total at piasent accruing to the manufacturers under
their expensive method of securing
The censorship has just permitted news of the following peace
tentatives to emanate from Pretoria:
About the middle of December a
number of prominent burghers,
who had submitted and were living
in the Pretoria district, formed a peace
committee. Mr. Van Rosenburg,
a former member of the first volksraad of the Transvaal, was elected
president of the conference, which
included other prominent members
of the volksraad. The committee
resolved to attempt negotiations,
and accordingly in response to a
suggestion, Lord Kitchener attended a meeting of the committee
Dec2 nber 21 and addressed tbe
meeting. He said he was glad to
meet a committee desirous of bringing the war to a speedy conclusion,
and he assures them that they
could rely on his ass'stanct in every
way calculated to further that object. He proceeded to point out
the folly of a continuance of the
he guerrilla warfare, since the
British government would never
permit the reestablishment of the
Boer government.
Mr. Chamberlain's statement in
parliament, Lord Kitchener contended, clearly showed that there was
no wish to oppress the burghers.
On the contrary, the British proposals forshadowed an enlightened
government, in which the burghers
would have a prominent share, insuring the rights ol property and
the ancient laws and customs of the
burghers, Lord Kitchener urged
that it was useless to continue the
present inhuman struggle, pointing
out that the powers had refused
Mr. Kruger's requests of intervention. The burghers, he said, had
fought a good fight, but they had
been overpowered, and there was
no dishonor in the leaders recognizing the fact. He reminded them
that there were hosts ot Boer prisoners waiting to be restored to
their families.
Ilia Proclamations, War* Suppressed
Referring    to his proclamations
to the country, Lord Kitchener said
that, unfortunately, these had  not
been allowed to reach the burghers,
and he trusted that   the committee
would make known the   fact   to
the  Boers in the field,  as he desired to give them every chance
to surrender and wished to finish
the war by the most humane means
possible.    He promised to give the
committee notice, if  compelled   to
abandon   conciliatory for   harsher
measures.     Going on   to explain
his recent explanations confirming
the statement that those  who ha
broken oaths of neutrality would be
treated in  the same   way as the
others,  he told the committee   that
all would   be  accommodated  with
their families in   protected laagers
along the line of the railway.     He
asserted   that   it was   inperative
to clear the   country of inhabitants
and   of food because  so   long  as
food remained the commandos   will
be able to  continue  in   the   field.
He could   not   be   responsible for
stock unless it was brought in, adding that he hoped at the end of the
war .to be  able to divide the remaining stock among the various
see him personally if necessary.
Lord Kitchener bade them tell
their friends what they had heard
him say, and assured them that they
could place the most absolute reliance on his giving effect to it.
The committee, which included
General Cronje's brother, cordially
thanked Lord Kitchener and promised to print the speech in Dutch
and to circulate it everywhere.
Since the meeting orders have
been issued against burning farm
houses unless it should be prove d
that the actual inhabitants had committed misdeeds.
The first districts cleared under
Lord Kitchener's plan were Jagers-
fontein and Fauersmith, whose inhabitants were laagered at Fauersmith.
None or Hie men mixed Up  in LooiIuk
General Chaffee has cleared himself of any suspicion of participating in any of the looting expeditions
which are said in some quarters to
be gaing on in China under thc
guise of punitive expeditions. His
report of the conditions under which
he tok his last excursion from
Pekin has been received at the war
department by cable from Pekin.
The officials were surprised
when they saw the press reports
stating that the American troops in
Pekin, which were distinctly designated as the legation gards and as
such were to have no part in the
ordinary military operations, had
gone in the country to co-operate
with the German expeditionary
force. From the nature ot General
Chaffee's telegram it would appear
that the officials had communicated
with him on this subject and invited the explanation which is afforded in the following telegram,
dated January i:
"Colonel Theodore Wint  returned.   The movement was simply to
vertify the    report   that Christians
had been murdered and  secure  the
arrest ot the guilty   parties   if   the
allegation   was   tound   true.    The
Germans from Tientsin had been   in
the    country.        Take    no    part
in offensive operations; patrol   the
country  between  Pekin, Ho-si-wu
and  Chan-kal-wan occasionally for
the purpose of order.    Chaffee."
manufacturing;     Company
Lanuche4 In Chicago,
A rubber manufacturing company
with a capital ot $1,000,000 will
be established in Chicago to fight
the rubber trust, according to Attorney Miller J. Foreman. Mr.
Foreman says the companies to be
taken in will be the Western Rubber Shoe company and its directors
and backers are half a dozen practical shoemen in Chicago and New
York. He says that $1,000,000,
the company's full capital stock, is
now on deposit in a Chicago bank.
made Other Promlaea.
No one, he promised. Would be
sent out of the country, but all
who had fought' fairly, including
the leaders, would receive the consideration due their rank. He advised the formation of a local subcommittee to send agents to the
Boer commandos, explaining that
they would communicate through
the central committee and the military governor,  and also come to
Northern    Parlnr   Telegraphera
Weary of Talking.
A number of the members of the
grievance committee ot the Northern Pacific telegrapheis who have
been in the city for several weeks
have left for their western homes,
The committee asked the company
to give them new rules, making
their hours shorter, and also for an
increase in wages. It was stated
semiofficially today that the company took a firm stand from tke
start and at Ihe final conference,
held yesterday, refused to grant
the demands  of the telegraphers.
It is said that the chairmen of
the various committees between St.
Paul and the coast will be advised
to do no more talking, but to act.
This is understood to mean that
the telegraphers will shortly se nd
an ultimatum to the company.
■ alauila  Oppoae   the Sale.
"Reports form the Danish West
Indies," says the Copenhagen corre-i
spondent of the London Times,
"show a strong opposition to the
sale of the island to the United
States. The question will probably be determined in the near future
in the islands themselves." ASSAYS
Precious Metals  Handled  By
Seattle Assay Office.
GOLD  WAS 122,038,755
The State Of Colorado Comes Forward With a Grand Total
of $76,622,674
For the year 1900 Assayer Fred
A, Wing of the United States assay
ollice at Seattle said that his receipts
at the office have been 46 1-8 tens
of gold and silver. The total
quantity of gold for the year was
1,345,122.41 troy ounces, with an
assay value of $22,038,755.12, and
it represented the individual deposits of 7106 persons. Over $i6,<joo,-
000 came from the Klondike and
the remainder from other parts of
Alaska, British Columbia, Wash-
gtoinn and other states. The highest mark was reached in July last,
when over 14 tons of the yellow
metal was deposited in the assay
office in 26 working days. Nome's
oui, ut was $3,723,272.14, which is
considered good, taking into account the lack of water there and
the almost endless litigation.
Idaho's metal Yield.
The production of metals in Idaho
during the year 1900 amounted to
$14,150,000, an increase of $561,-
582 over 1 {"99. The gold production, according to present estimates, fell off $500,000, while the
of othet metals increased. The figure*) for the year are as follows:
(old $2,000,000; silver,$6,ooo,ooo;
'.:d $6,000,000; copper, $150,000;
oial $14,150,000.
I tab's Product
1.-1 ording to the annual statement issued by Wells,Faigo & Co.,
ilu mines of Utah have produced
metals during 1900 to the value of
$16,011,290. This is an increase
of nearly $4,000,000 over the product of 1899. Over $4,000 000 of
this product was in gold.
Colorado's, Bis* Yield.
ihe Rocky Mountain News gives
the following totals as the result of
carefully compiled statistics of Colorado's mineral output for the year
11)00:     Gold,  $35,183,810;  silver,
$*5.445s398' ,ead $7.j»7s8"o; copper, $2,341,379; zinc, $1,540,000;
iron, $5,084,020; coal, $9,625,000;
total, $76,622,674.
ll    Wis   '2-21,90*',    Valued   at  About
led to the shipping of a comparatively low grade to the smelter. These
two causes, while they have increased the tonnige, have cut
down the average value per ton.
Still the output is most satisfactory.
Not   the Only Aaaet
Hon. C. H. Mackintosh in an interview with a representative of
the London Financial Times   says:
"What is known as the Cariboo
and Omenica districts are producing large amounts of gold through
';..!;.mlic process. Added to this,
large companies are being formed
to dredge the Fraser river, and I
look forward to some noticeable
developments in that department
of mining, fos the bed of the northern sections of the Fraser river is
known to be extremely rich.
"It is a mistake, however, to
imagine that gold is the only asset
of the province. Capital could be
employed in other industries besides
mining in British Columbia. There
are fine agricultural land, magnificent bodies of water for power,
great areas of timber, especially
adapted to the manufacture of pulp;
in short, I know of no country
offering greater facilities for diverse
industries, always providing that
the best man is selected to do the
work, and trustworthy representatives commissioned to decide upon
the particular enterprise and its
THBP.E inv.fi B1LLBD
The output of the camp tor the
year just ended amounted to 221,-
1)02 tons approximately, which has
a value estimated at $3,500,000.
To show what this means an ab-
starct of value since camp began to
ship is given:
1894—Tons, 1856; value, $75,-
1895—Tons, 19,363; value, $702,-
1896,—Tons, 38,075; value, $1,-
1897—Tons, 68,804; value, $2,-
1898—Tons, 111,282; value, $2,-
470, 811.
1899—Tons, 180,300; value, $3,-
1900—-Tons, 221, 902; value, $3,
Total—Tons, 641,912; value,-
It will be seen that, whereas the
shipments have increased in 1900
22 per cent over the output of the
previous year, the value of the ore
extracted has not risen in the same
proportion. This is because of the
great decrease in the freight and
treatment rate which has taken
place; Custom smelting is now
done as low as $4.50 per ton, including the cost of transportation
lo the smelter. This has led to the
'ending of ore to the smelter at a
profit which formerly could not be,
owing to the higher cost of transportation and reduction. The
placing of large plans and improved
nachineryjias cut down the cost of
l'nited Huns marshal Shoots One Cord
Player and Dlea In a Duel.
Sheriff Kennedy of Abbeville, S.
C, William Kile, of Massachusetts,
who has been superintending the
building oi a cotton mill here, and
John Dansby, a United States marshal, are dead at Abbeville, the
results of a shooting over a game of
cards. Several person were playing cards when Dansby threw $2
on the table and said:
"I play for this."
The men at the table refused to
let Dansby in the game, and an
altercation ensued. Dausby finally
drew a pistol and shot Kile in the
stomach. He then backed out o
the room, declaring he would kill
any person who attempted to stop
him. He was followed by two
policemen, but held them at bay
untill Sheriff Kennedy and a number of citizens arrived. Dansby
fled to the house of his father-in-
law, where Kennedy called on him
to surrender. Dansby came out,
and with the remark "we will all
go to hell together," commenced
firing. Dansby was shot twice in
the leg and once in the chest, and
the sheriff was struck near the
heart and tell. Dansby walked fifty
steps and was reloding his pistol
when he was shot again by the dying sheriff.    Kile died today.
r.i* if sr-.H n'Pib le  ijrnriVs
For the year ending March 31,
1900, the total estimated revenues
of Frussia amounted to $581,581,-
857, of which $321,4190,620 came
from the state railways. The net
profits of the street railways were
$132,756,356. The total amount
raised by direct taxation of $45,-
782,950, and by indirect taxation
$19,721,250. The interest on the
entire public debt, including all the
money raised for the purchase of
railroads and lor every other pur
pose, was $57,921,311. Thus the
porfits on government railroads paid
the interest on the debt, balanced
the whole amount raised by taxation
direct nnd indirect, and left $10,-
226,841.over; which is mor* than
I 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 acquire the
few remaining lines as rapidly as
In 1889, 42 companies operated
75.4 per cent of the trunk line mileage to Russia. In 1899 there were
only nine companies, operating 40
per cent, while the government operated 60 per cent, or 16,414 m'les.
The   Russian state  railroads,  for-
  merly  run at a loss,   now  bring  a
These  i«u   causes   have I profit, notwithstanding the fact that
the government has built so many
lines for military purposes, without
regard to commercial considerations.
In Austria proper, the government'owns and operates 4700 miles
of railroad and operates 1260 miles
more belonging to private companies. Lines owned and operated
by corporations amount to 4862
miles. In Hungary the governments operates 4876 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 the term
of their charters, will become the
property of the nation between 1950
and iq6o.
In Belguim 2069 miles of railroad are operated by the state and
798 miles by corporations.
In Switzerland the voters have
decided by the referendum to acquire the railroad system ot the
In Sweden the government owns
2283 miles of railroad and corporations 4066 miles.
In Lenmark the government
owns 1108 miles and the corporations 460.
England has private railroads,
but her colonies and dependencies
have gone in for public ownership.
In India only 3600 miles out of
22,491 belong to private companies, although they operate nearly 12,000 belonging to the government or native states.
In every colony of Australia the
government owns all or most of
railroads. In New South Wales it
owns the street car lines as well.
In Cape Colony the government
owns 2348 miles of railroad
against 330 miles in private hands,
In Natal the government owns
all Ihe railroads.
In Egypt it owns all but 72 miles
out of 1169.
In Japan, Chile, Argentine and
Brazil the railroad systems are de-
vided between public and private
We have little company in our
policy of exclusive private control
over means of transportation.
About the only countries that go
with us on that line are England
and Spain.
But when we come to telegraphs
we are more lonesome yet. England and Spain have their postal telegraph system. So does every
country in Europe, every country
in Asia of any importance, every
colony of note in South Africa,
every colony in Australia, and the
principal republics in America.
We loom up in solitary grandeur
as the only great country in the
world that permits a part of its
postal system to remain in private
hand. And even we are operating
railroads and tele-graphs in the Philippines and telegraphs in Porto
Rico, although we cannot give
our own people the benefits enjoyed
by our "subjects"
It is estimated that one year's
sale of ice in New York at a reasonable price would pay the whole cost
of a municipal ice plant and leave
a surplus for something else.
Some people who admit that
public ownership would be a good
thing in itself, ask where the people would gel all the billions ot
dollars needed to buy out the public
utilities now controlled by private
Bear this in mind: The people
are paying for all these things now.
Every cent of the value comes
from public 'contributions. If the
people ceased to patronize them,
the Vanderbuilts, the Goulds and
the Huntingtons would be paupers.
II the people can pay interest
on the cost of railroads now, they
could pay it if the railroads were
there own property, especially as in
that case they would have very
much less to pay. The people's
money built the plant of the ice
trust. It could equal!) build plants
of the people's own,
It is no experiment that we are
proposing. Other countries have
done the experimenting and are
now marching confidently ahead.
The question with us is whether
we shall sit stolidly, like Chinamen,
with our eyes closed to the lessons
of progress.—New Yosk Journal,
Says He Did His Duty as Lord
Roberts Ordered.
Imperial Yeomanry, Which Included Sons of Millionaires, Had
to Be Sacrificed.
Major General Sir Henry Colville, whose resignation has been
demanded at the war office, but who
refused to resign and went to England srrom Gibraltar, arrived at Plymouth on Saturday last to demand
a trial by court martial to establish
the responsibility for the yeomanry
disaster at Lindley last May, caused
a countei strike at the war office in
a 3000 word statement which he
has given to the press. He says he
has come home to demand a free
inquiry and does not intend to be
made a scapegoat for the sake
of      the     staff. He      avers
that the Lindley disaster could never
have happened had he been informed of Lord Roberts' intention.
The primary cause of the surrende-,
he says, was the information given
by the headquarters' staff to Colonel
Spragge and himself, and he declines to accept the blame. He
lays out the facts and blames others.
General Colville and his influential
friends in and out of the army are
thus beginning a campaign against
the new secretary of state, William
St. John Broderick, Lord Roberts
and General Kitchener for war. It
is expected to be fought out with
some ferocity in parliament.
After he   returned   from   South
Africa, General   Colville   says,   he
fully acquainted the war office  with
the facts.    After some time he  was
informed   by   General   Sir   Evel\n
Wood, the   adjutant  general,  that
Lord Lansdowne, then   secretary of
state for war, had directed   him  to
say that General Lord Wolseley.the
commander in   chief,   approved  of
General   Colville's    resuming    the
Gibraltar command.      He   learned
unofficially that an army  board  of
five     of     the      highest     officers
of    the    war    office    had      considered   his  statements   and   Lord
Roberts' dispatch  on   the   subject.
His reappointment was the result of
the inquiry.    To his intense surpiise
Adjutant General Wood on  December 21 notified him that William St.
John Broderick,the newly appointed
secretary of state for war, held him
responsible for the loss of the Yeomanry, and ordered him to quit his
command   immediately   and    hand
over his resignation.
Colville Goes Into  Detail.
General Colville, going into official details, says he was ordered to
concentrate his division at Heilbron
on May 29, and names the various
dispositions of the other divisions
which extended across the Orange
Free State. He assumed that Loid
Roberts intended to advance,sweeping all before him. His orders were
absolute and he had to carry them
out. Hence he could not go to the
relief of the 500 yeomanry without
risking the success of the grand
operation, Under the circumstances,
he said, he considered it his duty to
pass on, even if he were sure it
would entail the loss of the yeomanry. Besides, he had only food
enough for two days. He pushed
on and the yeomanry surrendered.
Lord Roberts broke up General
Colville's division and expressed his
"On my pointing out that I had
obeyed his orders to the letter," declared General Colville, "he* Said
his orders were only intended as a
General Colville alludes to some
of the yeomanry being millionaires,
and quotes Lord Roberts as saying
it was his duty to sacrifice his force
for the yeomanry.
"It will be remembered," General Colville says, "that thc corps
d'elite numbered 500 and my force
nearly eight times that  number,"
General Colville recites two examples of what he considers Lord
Kitchener's defective work.
Between      Leading   Publisher*   and
Typographical Union.
A pamphlet has been issued in
Chicago containing a new plan of
arbitration between the American
Newspaper Publishers' association
and the International Typographical union. The plan was devised
in December by a conference committee composed of Alfred Cowles
of the Chicago Tribune, M. J.
Lowenstein of the St. Louis Star,
A. A. McCormick ot the Chicago
Times-Herald and Frederick Dris-
coll, commissioner, representing
the publishers, while James N.
Lynch, president of the International Typographical union, C. E.
Hawkes, vice-president, and J. W.
Bramwood, secretary, represented
the executive council of the International Typographical union. The
meeting of the directors of the Publishers association have approved
the plan, and it is to be submitted
for action at the approaching annual meeting in New York in February.
lt provides in brief that if any
publisher having a contract with a
local union will agree to submit
to arbitration any differences arising
under the contract, the International Typographical union will underwrite a contract and guarantee its
preservation, Piovision is made
tor local conciliation or arbitration
first. If this does not effect the settlement then the matter is to be
referred to a national board of
arbitration, composed of the president of the International Typographical union and the commissioner of the American Newspaper
Publishers' association, who, if
they cannot agree, shall select a
third member. Work is to be continued during the tim". occupied by
arbitration and if so adjudged the
board's decision will have practical
effect upon the day the issue was
But what avail, O builders of the
Unless ye build a safety for the
Man has put harness on Leviathan,
And hooks in his incorrigible jaws,
And yet the perils of the street remain.
Out of the whirlwind ot the cities
Lean hunger and the worm of
The heartbreak and the cry of
mortal tears.
But hark, thy bugles blowing on the
And hark, a murmur as of many
The cry of captains, the divine
Look, the last son of time comes
hurrying on—
The strong young Titan of democracy;
With swinging steps he takes the
open road,
In love with the winds that1"'beats
his hairy breast,
Baring his sunburnt stength to
all the world,
Then cast his eyes around with
Jovian glance;
Searches the tracks of old tradition;
With rebel heart the books of pedigree;
Peers into the face of privilige and
Why are you halting in the path of
It is your shoulder bears the human load?
Do you draw down the rains of the
sweet heaven
And keep the green things growing?
Back to hell.
We know at last the future is secure.
God is decending from eternity
And all things good and evil, build
the road. ,
Yes, down in the thick of things,
the men of greed
Are thumping the inhospitable clay;
j By wondicus   toils the  men    with-
Pociu   on
Edwin markham Beada  a
the New Century.
A dinner was given at Arlington
hall under the auspices of the workingmen of New York and was called
"Labor's Greeting to the Twentieth
Century." It was projected by the
committee of 100 which was organized to call a convention to estab
lish in New York city a federation
or council of delegates from labor
and reform societies.
Amoung the speakers were Controller Bird S. Coler, John Swinton
and Henry George.
Edwin     Markham   was    loudly
cheered as he   ascended   the   platform.    He read the following poem
as it was first published:
We stand here at the end of  migh
ty years,
And a great wonder rushes  on   the
While cities  rose    and   blossomed
into dust,
While shadowy lines ot kings  were
blown to air—
What  was Ihe purpose brooding on
the world
Through the large   leisure   of   the
And what the end—failure  or   victory?
Lo, man has laid his sceptre on  l! e
And sent his spell   upon   the   continents
The heavens confes-  their  secrets,
and the stones,
Silent as God, publish their ministry.
Man calls the lightnings  from their
secret place
To crumple up the   spaces   of   the
And snatch the jewels from the   flying hours.
The wild white smoking  horses  of |
the sea,
Are startled by  its   thunders.    The
world powers
Crowd a-iound to be the lackeys   of
the king.
His hand has torn   the  veil  of the
Great Law,
The law that was made   before   thc
That lar first whisper on the ancient
The Law that swings   Arcturus  on
the north,
And   hurls the soul of man   on   the
out the dream    ^^^^^^^^^^^
Are laying the foundations   of   the
The kingdom of fraternity foretold.'
Prince Su to Apologise
Writing from Pekin to the Times,
Dr. Morrison says he believes that
Prince Su, whose palace was destroyed during the siege of the legation, will be chosen to go to Berlin
to apologize for the murder of
Baron von Ketteler. He says
Prince Su is of higher rank than
Prince Ching and conducts the imperial sacrifices in the absence of
Emperor Kwang Hsu.
Russia is negotiating with Germany for a convention aiming to restore the railway from Tien Tsin to
Shan-hai-kwan to Great Britain,
says Dr. Morrison. Kussia is to
retain half of the rolling stock of
the road from Shan-hai-kwan to
Tien Tsin. She also appropriates
the workshops at Shan-hai-kwan,
with all their contents. Great
Britain is trying to modify these
onerous conditions, which probably
will be agreed to by Count von
Waldersee, as no German interests
are involved.
Ignores   Chluese    As-ersstaus-e   of  ihe
Peace   Terms.
The Russian press either ignores
the Chinese acceptance of the peace
terms or effects skeptism regarding
Chinese sincerity. Most of the
papers emphasize what they regard
as the evidences of dissension
amoung the powers, an extract from
one ol Dr. Morrison's dispatches
from Pekin to the London Times
supplying the text.
The Novoe Vremya calls Count
von Waldersee a "brutal old man."
Tne Vladivostok correspondent
of the Novoe Vremya telegraphs that
the Japanese and Russians are
fraternising, the Japanese singing
Russian songs.
Prince Jamie Je Bourbon, son of
Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender,
who is a lieutenant in the Russian
imperial hussars and on the staff
of Vice Admiral Alexieff, has been
sent to Nagasadi, suffering with
typhoid fever.
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