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VOL. I., Ko. 88.
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SLOCAN,   B.   C,   DECEMBER   5*1.   li)00.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quietly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Oiiristmgis  Clieer.
■tig 7.'i:rrurns Turtiu on the River Bank
Union l,..in.mi Creek—Nobody wise Injured—Wreoklng Train Si*nt Vp From
The wet weather of the past two
weeks has had a bad effect on the
bed of the Slocan River railway, the
worst spiit being about seven miles
down. Early Tuesday morning locomotive No. 788, running light from
tho Revelstoke shops, met with a
bad spill at the spot in question. The
rails spread and she turned over into
tho mud. Word of the accident was
sent to Nelson ami a wrecking train
arrived about noon to repair the
damage. The train from Nelson was
delayed several hours, hut traffic
was not soriously interrupted.
At the. time of the accident, thc
engine was running slowly, and she
wont oyer gradually, giving plenty
of time Cor her crew to got out of the
way, so no ono was hurt. The fireman wont out to flag tlie train from
Nelson, while the engineer walked
here to report. A huge stump prevented the engine going into the
river. Tho wrecking gang is having a sweet time, getting the 125 ton-
nei' on to her wheels again.
fare for the round trip. Passengers
can purchase tickets on tho. following dates: December 22, 23, 24 nnd
2"), good to return on January .">; and
on December 29. .IO, 31 and January
1, good to return on January 3.
Following is the result of tho promotion examinations, held in the
public school this week:
Sexiuh Division.—Junior Third to
Senior Third—Gertie Foley.
Senior Third to Fourth—A. Nevors,
YV. Foley, E. Barber, Jennie Foley,
Alnui Hoss, Hazel Wichmann.
Fourth to Fifth-Edith Rackliff, E.
Fifth class pupils who passed tho
standard: !•'. Lavell, R. Robertson,
W. Robert on, Florence Bull.
JUrTiOR Division-.—Second Reader,
working all winter. Their drift is
in 80 feet and tlie indications point
to tlie closo proximity ot the ledge.
Tho intention is to continue the drift
some distance vet and then raise to a
winze from thc upper workings, in
which is good ore.
Subscribe for Tin-. Di.iu,.
Tho business houses report a fair
Xmas trade.
Poultry is selling in town this season at 18 cents por ponntl.
A groat deal of freighting is being
done on the Uhapleau road.
Tho freight traffic over the C.P.R.
still continues very heavy.
Thc shipments from this division |
have passed the 2oOO ton mark,
A. Dick, of X.'inaiino, has been ap
• lUni'Mi   l/lYltUUn, "Vtum.   iivii.ivii   I t\,    i,|i;i\,   ,„   ..,,........-,,    ...—   -
senior to Third Reader, junior—Mag- pointed inspector   of    metalliferous
gie Stephenson. A. Foley, F. York.    I--<--- ......
Second Reader, junior, to Senior—
A. McCalluin, Ethel Lavoll, Annie
Rac, FloBsio Foley.
First Reader to Second Render,
junior B. Tipping, II. Hall, Louise
Second Primer to First Reader—A.
Bock, C. Tipping, Ada York.
First Primer to Second Primer-
Edith Remillard, Lily McVicar. E.
Barber. Mildred Barber, Daisy McCallum.
mines.      ^	
The total shipment'* from the entire Slocan, last week, amounted to
025 tons.
Notwithstanding the general wetness, incorporation matters arc progressing.
Frank Fletcher, part, owner of this
townsite, is running for the mayoralty in Nelson.
AV. R. Will has gone cast to spend
Coiiiplinii'iitaiy  Hull.
Now is the time for Xmas cake and
plum pudding.     You will require
Seeded Raisins,a lb.   15c [nixedPeels,
Cleaned Currants,       15    'Shelled Almonds,
Valencia Raisins, 15    {Walnuts,
London Layers,
12%! Caraway Candies, oz.   5
Spices, all kinds
YYethev's Mince Meat is the best for Minco
Pies. Can be had fresh and lowest prices at
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairviow, aud Ciunp McKinncv, B. C.
"Victoria, Motel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number   of   Guests   and supplies the   best   of
everything in the Harket.
Success in a marked degree attended the comp'imentary ball and
dinner tendered  YV. F. DuBois and
his confreres in tbe management of
tho Arlington mine, on Friday.   The
bill was given  in  the  Music Hall IM
and   tlie  townspeople   crowded the [ v.:
place.   The Misses Funk furnished CI?
the music aud a jolly time, was put in '■ /i\
by the company.    Thc dinner was'ilv
served in the Arlington  hotel  and ; v.;
was a most recherche   affair.    Op*  *jjJ
wards of 103 people were seated at|jflj
tho tables and   the   feast   of  good . /iy
things heartily  partaken of.   SotiielsK
speechifying followed many coropli- W
mentni'y things bring spoken of Mr. \m
DuBois and the management of thejitv
mine.    Fittinir replies wore Oift.de bv ! A
iteeers,  DuBois and  Adams.     The j W
coininittcc in charge of tho. whole af*  m
fair was com posed of E   J. Felt, D,   iK
Macpherson and W. E. Worden. a!
Bouquet forOhrlt. fn
In referring to the recent contest in /J\
this constituency, the Toronto Tele-j Ay
ttram s.ivs: Independence would have i i»i
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     lt  is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
gained a victory by the election of
Chris Foley in Vale Cariboo against'
a SiftOIl Liberal and a C.P.R. Tory.
The speeches of Mr. Foley In Yale-
Cariboo marked him out as aeon
spicuously able man, and tho labor
men of that great district have no
reason to feel ashamed either of him
or his tight. Their defeat yesterday
is sure to lx> turned Into an early
victory, and they did well to go down
with their principles. Instead of trying to elect a si 1 a in representative by
dickers and deals with either the
government or opposition.
o*..Ti.n>k«*ii the Dime.
•V. York & Co. had their butcher
shop broken Into Sunday night, but
apparently nothing was takon. An
entrance had been effected by breaking in the big window al the back.
When Lui'iio York opened up the
premises Monday mornlnj
things somewhat
the till smashed
The Old Yuietide.
9      *      «      O &•
Onco morn the Merry Christiiiastido
1? wenriri(r round again,
And Christnias.spreads on every Bide
Her meRsnpe old to men :
O, be vfi all of goodly cheer,
And [nil of festive mirth,
And keep thnt day, to nations dear,
When Christ was born to earth.
Our fathers, in the olden day*,
When nights were long nnd cool,
Wont joyous forth to woodland ways
To fetch the logs nt Yule;
And, in Hip h'tiga old fireplace, heaped
Tlio wood, with ninny a shout,
'Till lightly sprang Ihaaparlcs.and loap'd
Into the frost without.
And, high nn old oak-panelled walls,
They wreathed the evergreen,
While 'round about tlie ancient halls
Tho holly gay was seen ;
And who. beneath t'r.p mistletoe
A maid might spy, I wis,
Might levy tribute, jiutly so.
And cliiim o (.'hristmae kiss.
Then rumethfl n iphhors, bursting in
With shouts of boisterous glee,
Stamping their feet to nid tho din
And set tho loose snow free.
Loud the old manor echoed then,
Willi penis of laughter shrill,
For those wore times when hearts of men
Were tilled with ienl good will.
Tho feast was spread, and at the board
They tasted high delight;
Th» best the cellar* might afford
Were furnished forth thnt night.
And young nnd old joined in the plays,
While swift tho evening on pt,
For they know well, in olden days,
How Christmas should he kept.
'Twas then thnt "Memo England" was
And "BonnieScotland," too,
Might we but keep those Yuietide laws
Thu way they used to do.
So, he yo all of goodly cheer,
And lull of festive mirth,
And keep thnt day, to nations dear,
That Christ was born to earth.
R. T. Andkbsox.
Lemon Creek. DC.
Tills Saaaon In Vox iii<* i»»*ni 011 iw*r<ir«i—A
Healthy Kvlrtonco »f tin* I.ir<* nnd
Wealth of tin* Cuinn—Arlington lhe
HlBircst Shipper.
The Arlington has been hustling
out ore this weok to beat tlio. band,
notwithstanding tho wretched state
of the road. The ore is now going
out in {50-ton oars, of which live were
forwarded since lust report, making
160 tons in all. The total for tho
year is above tho loUO ton mark.
Tlu: Two Friends people, as also tho
Bondholder, aro moving their oro
down to the wagon road, and will
halve it down to the railway shortly.
The. lack of snow and bad roads have
kept back those shipments.
Following is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
Arlington    150
Black i'rince	
Two Friends	
Slocan Chief	
TOT Alt.
Plminolal Btatament.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Slit ni Personal Maemoit of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarrv 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.
 le found
disarranged, and
^^^^^^^^^^ nnd king mi tho
floor. There was a solitary dime
within and   it   had   Bomohow boon i -
 marau- pendltures-1
'—lea, "J64.48
Following is a statement of thc
monies received and expended In
connection with the ball last Friday:
Receipts, 18 people at $3, $129.   Ex*
overlooked by the midnight i
der,   A large knife was lifted and I
latoi in the day wns found I'll a window at tho buck of the Slocan hotel.
Jeff Baty is wondering whether or I
not he  was to  havo  been   honored
with a visit.
Htnhc.1 Ipt-ln-for Palli.
Friday morning tho citizens' com*
iniitoc made another Important and
commondable niovo in Btaking the
Springer crook falls as a water right.
The ftlm is I" hold  til680 for the poo
'•*.**.> ;*fe-*S.-*L-*&-*£-*5.-**£-*v£^£
the winter.   En   route  ho  will visit
Salt Lake and other American cities.
Since the CanUCkB left South Africa
the Boers have taken fresh heart, and
all sorts of disasters have happened
to the British forces.
The Pactolus Mining Co., operat
intr at the head of Kaslo creek, appears to bo In bad shape.   The sheriff has seized their office furniture at
Nelson for rent.
Special Christmas music is being
provided for the evening sor* ice next
Sunday, In the Oddfellows' Hull, under the auspices of the Methodist
church. Tho Borvico will be childly
i**   <*  **  * I musical, wiih  a short  address mi  a
n eight Pffw^^ri.Tili I Christmas "T'*' by the pattor, Rev.
McNeish .v. Co., sup
A.   York .v.  (lo , samo,
$32.70; music,  etc, $20; table help,
i 17 60* B,   Ham, milk,  $2.10; A. ft.
SI.32; powder, ,25) it Milloy, cook,
:(.">; T.   1).  Woodcock .v. Co., .60: 1).
Kobertson, brokon dishes, $2.25; hall
rent, $8; A. C. Smith,  .To; leaving a
deficit of $33.86,   Credits   By goods
returned T. McNeish & Cq., $10.20;
do. A. Vork .v. Co., $1.75: second as
sossinout nn eight ^^^^^^^^^^^
money duo, $6; total, $33.95; leaving^. E, Uol)(,m
a balance on hand of 10cents
niwrr may
be used
pie so thai the ,.
for generating electricity* also
flushing sewers when a system is in-
stalled. Fur both purposes the right
will bo invaluable to the citizens,
and there is sufficient power in tin
falls for tbe town i
revenue in the fut.iin
tlio several rights applied lor, the cit
i/ons will bo amply protected in re
gard to the main pubii ■ franchises.
Blejgii Rond Complotad,
Editor Drilli
The slelffh rond between here and j    sir, — I  hoar that mv name was
I a,non creek has boon completed and: used on a petition for the purpose of
,(,e mcn laid off.   .lack Moore,Kaslo,
i- _ vornmonl inspector, was here on
%1!L*,lS?od Mondav, straightening up affairs in
" nht:,ll'll,t*' connection with tho work    The road
boon well built and will easily
' being mado of
ould  prove of
endeavoring to obtain a  liquor it
cense for a lix-.il houso.   I wish to
state tbat 1 signed no such petition.
Mi.ll.li.y  llut.'S.
Iii connection with tho Xmas nnd
Now Year's holidays, tho Canadian
Pacific railway will put into ofl'oot
tho usual local holiday nitosoffllnglc
lias      ^^^^^_
nrtmlt of a wagon roni
ii     Tho now route <*       „„,_ ,
Ureal   convenience  to   thc  business
,M.>n .iik Miiir I)...   I 'i us.
Pwo  men  an
employed on   tlie
Horning Star •intltheywlil   intlpae|So8,
Appended is n cotnpletelist ol the ver
ions records registered at the local regit
try office, II. P, Christie being mlnlnf
recorder i
Dec 10  Pod worth, Tamarack Iraction
|    The. Enterprise will ship no more
i ore tli is year.
Bar silver during the week has
been at the tJ4-\ figure.
Oscar McMillan started In Friday
to rawhide ore Irom tlie Bondholder.
Settlement of the Chapleau wa^rou
road accounts   is   promised for the
Snow is badly wanted in these
parts, as shipment! have been sadly
The Molly (iibson is shipping ore
to the Nelson smelter, at the rate of a
carload a day.
Two carloads of lumber arrived
aUtling the week for the now build-
ij iigs-jt the Chapleau.
About 25 tons of ore per day is
| passing through the Chapleau stamp
mill.    Everything is iroiii}* along
! smoothly.
Bob Cooper and Dune Graham
went to Kuskonook on Saturday to
examine some property they are interested in
George Kydd, Nelson, is applying
for a crown grant oil the Trenton,
situated on the Eight and Twelve
Mile divide.
A crown errant is bolng applied for
mi the Evening Star group, owned by
Hugh Sutherland, and comprising
sovtn claims.
T. F. Holden bus five men employed on the Phoenix group, on
Republic hill. The property looks
nio^t encouraging.
The ore being taken from the No.
2 of the Speculator is identical with
that ofthe Arlington, being covered
with native silver.
David Snilter and Duncan Graham are applying for a erown grant
on tho Erin grr*up,situated two miles
northeast from town.
W. F. Bole w.nt up to thc Standard Monday, to assist in the development work. The lodge has faulted
and au attempt is being made to find
The sinking of the winze on the
Chapleau  lias shown  up a  better
grade of on; and a larger body of It
than has yot bem sun on the pro-
.1.   K.   Clark, if N'W Denver, was
; here during the week, and oooflrmed
: the report that the Marlon, on Silver
mountain, would resume operations
at once.
The principals in the Iron llorso
deal hnvo gone to Pittsburg, to arrange for the issuance of stock. The
company will open an office hero nt
ail early date.
P. W. George has driven over 200
(eet on his claim,nn tho main Lemon
creek, lie has 18 inches of ore, carrying good values in gold. The dump
is piled up with lt.
A letter received in town from par
ties connected with the Two friends
company, states that the Marpole Interest will not be sold by the sheriff
today, as arrangements had been
made to liquidate tho debt.
Billy Harrington was down Tuesday from the V A M They are dto.
paring to erect a blacksmith slop
and orehouso. Another big specimen
of nre was sent to Toronto during tho
week, for exhibition purposes.
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Butte Bandits Play Havoc in
a Card Game.
They Were Unprepared for Resistance—Mirrors and Glassware
Were Shattered By Bullets.
by's curiosity, and after several at-
temps he succeeded in following
the animal to its home. Near by
was a gold-bearing ledge from
which the quartz had been taken. 1
Mr. lngoldsby made an examination thorough enough to prove that
the discovery was of considerable
Butte, Mont., Dec. 19.—Pitched
battle was fo ught out in the Queen
saloon on East Park street during
the early hours of last Thusday
between George Vork, the proprietor of the place, and half a dozen
of his friends on one side, and two
masked highwaymen on the other.
A dozen shots were fired. Mir-
rows and glasses were smashed by
the fusillade of bullets, but no one
was injured.
Captured a Tartar.
The robbers were taken completely by surprise at the unexpected
defence of Vork, and escaped,
York's forehead was grazed by a
Vork, William Commings, L. R.
Eddy, J. Moyie, and John Llewellyn were playing cards. They were
deeply engrossed in the game
when a tall man, masked, rushed
in and covered them with two revolvers. He demanded, "Hands
up." The second man stepped to
his side. He was also masked.
With four guns covering the crowd
it looked easy. It happened, however, that the proprietor of the
place was game.
Vork's gun was out in a instant.
He fired twice in rapid succession,
before the highwaymen commenced
shooting. York's companious
made hasty get-aways for cover.
York dropped 4to the floor and continued shooting. Bullets from the
revolvers ot the bandits were tearing splinters in the floor and crashing through the polished glassware
on the back of the bar. It was-
getting decidedly interesting. York
had fired all his cartridges in his
revolver. He thought of the $300
in the till and resorted to strategy*
Henorled lo a Rime.
"Get behind the bar, quick,
boys," he shouted to his companions. "You'll find two Winchesters
there and reveral revolvers. We
will give these fellows a warm reception,"
Three of the men ran as directed. The ruse had the desired effect. The robbers broke and ran,
and in the half light of the early
morning made good  their  escape.
State Department to Neeure Copy ol'
Heport ol'Cauadlau ISiiKlneer.
New Whatcom, Dec. 15.—In a
letter to an interested party in this
city, United States Senator Foster conveys the information that he
has requested the state department
at Washington to secure from the
Canadian government a copy of the
report of their engineering party,
who this year made a survey of the
international boundary line, where
it passes through the Mount Baker
mining district, in this county.
The report has never heen made
public, and rumors containing its
nature have only added to the confusion already existing,
United Stales Land Commissioner Binger Hermann, affirms that the
international line has never been
really surveyed through this district, and states that the international commission in 1854 at points
easiest of access, from astronomical observations, determined the
location ot the 49th parallel, which
is the line, and at these points,
which in many instances are widely
separated, set their monuments.
Thus it occurs that in this very
mountainous district the line is unmarked. Upon receipt of the report of the Canadian engineer this
government, it is believed, will
cause a survey to be made by American engineers, and reports ot
these two parties will then be
made the basis of negotiations for
the settlement of the disputed
ArizoAM <& Oklahoma Present
Their Claim.
PADDY    KVAN    lllvlll
Oaee|(lliaiuplisu   Pultsllat   Expire*   at
<;ieu   Palls, N. V.
New York, Dec. 14.—Paddy
Ryan, at one time champion pugilist of the world, who was defeat-
eJby John L. Sullivan, in their famous fight in Mississippi some years
ago, died at his home in Gelens
Falls, N. Y., this afternoon.
many chinkse   vi»mrri:i»
Mow tlie Kal Hole   Mill e Wan  DlMOT
ered li>   IiskoIukIsv.
The action of a rat led N. R.
Ingolsby to the discovery of a
rich gold mint iu Arizona. He
named the property the Kal Hole
Mr. lngoldsby has been spending several months near Mammoth,
on the San Pedro river in Arizona.
His purpose was to enjoy the hunting and make a collection of the animals and minerals of the southwest. He pitched his tent in the
canyon of the San Pedro in the
Santa Catalina mountains.
He had no neighbors, and was
for a long time unable to account
for the disappearance of small articles that he left lying around the
camp. At last he noticed that
when anything was taken something was left in its place. This
was usually a bit of stone or wood.
The culprit he found to be a large
rodent of the species known as the
tradiug rat. The habits of the animal made an interesting study to
Mr. lngoldsby, and he often lay
awake at night and watched foi his
A silver spoon was missing one
morning and in its place was a
piece of quartz carry lot* free gold.
This still more excited Mr. Ingolds-
Nessrly Five Tlsoss»aud Olber Thau La
borer* Make Applleatlan.
Port   Townsend,   Dec.   14.—The
report of the supervising special
agent for the fiscal year ending
June 30, U)oo, which was received
by Collectoi F. D. Huestic yesterday, shows that during the year
4867 Chinese, other than laborers,
applied for admission into the
United States, under the provisions
of the Chinese exclusion laws. Of
this number, 3N02 were admitted
and 1065 were denied admission.
During the year 2452 registered
Chinese laborers departed from the
country with the privilege of returning and 1997 of ihe same class
were readmitted upon evidence
showing their   light to return.
At Port Townsend during the
year 271 of this class were admitted and >ii rejected during the fiscal
year ending June 30, l8y9.
Nli c,1 I In in are Slowly Pedaling Their
Way to Passsi; aad <>old.
New York, Dec. 15. — The six
day riders contesting for fame and
money, kept grinding out mile
after mile during thc day and evening, at the rate of about 18 miles
an hour, and at midnight, the leaders had covered 2,264 mHti and
seven laps, with the third team just
one lap behind.
At the end of the fifth day lhe
six day riders were 52 miles behind
the record made by Waller and
Miller last year.
The 2 o'clock scores are as follows: Likes and McFarland,
2,229.5; Pierce and McFachern,
2,299.5; Simar and botlgoltz,
2,299.4; Kiser and Ryser, 2,299,1;
Fisher and Frederick,, 2,209,0;
Waller aud Stinson, 2,297,9; Bah-
cock and Aaronson, 1,500, 1; Tur-
ville and Gimni.   1,449.7.
The Population has Increased With
Wonderful Results During the
Past Decade.
trouble might follow. The anxious
captain privately consulted General
Buller. "'Sir," he said. "I -visit
you would tell me what you would
do under the circumstances if you
were commander of this ship."
"Me," replied Buller, "I should
ask the band not to play 'God
Save Hie Queen."
Los Angles, Cal., 'Dec. 19—A
strong fight is to be made in congress for the admission of Arizona
as a state. It has been the understanding with politicians that when
the territory would elect a Repub-
licon delegate to congress, thereby
showing that there was little likelihood of adding two Democrats to
the senate, that itatehood would be
conferred on the territory. That
has now been done by a large majority. The citizens of Arizona no
longer go about the towns, loaded
down with shooting-irons and all
the implements which marked the
barbarism of the territory a dozen
years ago, have been relegated to
the past. The increase in population hae been remarkable, while
the agricultural, mining and stock
industries all seem to warrant the
placing uf the territory, on a footing ot equality with other portions of the country, where civilza-
tion has been permanently established.
Washington, Dec. 13.—Oklahoma is strongly represented here by
advocates, for separate statehood.
W. F- Crawford of Guthrie, is the
leader, and is now here. He
doesn't believe in doubling up with
the Indian territory, but in going
it alone. As this congress and the
next one are Republican in both
branches, those Mr. Crawford represents, think that they present the
matter very strongly, when they
emphasize the tact that Oklahoma, is soundly Republican and
thoroughly in accord with the present administration. Mr. Crawford
says the population has increased
from 67,000 in 1890 to 395,000 in
1900—in fact, that the people
are growing faster than the weeds
are out there. In othei matters
the territory is claimed to be repie-
sented by its first sylliable of its
name—it is O. K. clear through.
Women Lawyer* lu Praises*.
An important discussion affecting
women lawyers took place this afternoon in the senate. A proposition due to M. Tillaye was presented tending to permit ladies who
have obtained the diplomas of
licentiates-iii-law to take oaths as
advocates and to practice in open
court. By a decree of the Paris
appeal court in 1807 this right was
denied. The proposition was carried in the senate by 172 votes
against 34. The women advocates
have, therefore, the satisfaction ot
knowing that the government and
ihe senatorial majority are on their
sides, in spite of the opposition of
so many other politicians and lawyers.
A new use for the bagpipes is
shown by a Scottish Highlander,
who own a sheep farm in a mountainous district of California, and is
in the habit of almost daily playing his pipes all over the ground.
The skirling has had the happy effect of soaring eagles out of the
locality, in which birds of prey had
formerly done considerable damage,
by carrying oil lambs, and had even
attacked grown sheep.
Mr. II. S. S. Pearse, warcorres-
pondent ol the London Dailj News,
tells the following Buller story:
The General and Mr. I'earse came
home in the same boat. Each
evening the band played "God
Save the Cjueen" after dinner, on
deck. Of course, evety Briton
stood up and removed his head-
covering. A number of Hollanders,
however, remained seated and cov
ered, The Britons were very angry, and it was feared wthat  serious
Worlds, Production ol'Uold aud
Washington Dec, 19.—Director
of the mint Roberts has issued a
table giving the world's production
of gold and silver in 1899. But
for the interruption in the Transvaal
he says the total would doubtless
have been $25,000,000 greater.
The Klondyke output was $16,000,-
The world's production of silver
was 167,254,243 ounces, an increase of 1,925,671 ounces over
the previous year.
Many Thousands Are Out  of
Fakers and Street Hawkers Join
the Ranks of Criminals through
Dire Destitution.
Count de Castellane is hurt because his friends don't sympathize
with him in his troubles, inasmuch
as sympathy has no cash value, it
is difficult to understand why he
feels that way about it.
Timothy    Healy    Olsjeeu  to   llrllsilis
Borrowing lu Wall Street
London, Dec. 19.—During the second reading of the war loan bill,Sir
William Vernon Harcourt today,
criticised atlength the government's
financial makeshift's. He said the
ministers would have strenuous
support in making the Transvaal
share the cost of the war, but the
gold mines were the only source
of revenue and the attitude of the
mine owning capitalists was well
known. If the government wished
to obtain anything from the Transvaal towards the cost of the war,
it would have to face the "Kaffir
circus" in South Africa and London, and it would require all the
courage of the chancellor of the
exchequer aud the colonial secretary and all the integrity of parliament to cope with the matter.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt
contended that judging from the
present prospects the cost of
British rule in the Transvaal and
Orange River colony would be
far greater than Boer rule has
been. He estimated that General
Baden-Powell's police would cost
,£4,000.000 a year, a sum equal
to the last Transvaal budget. Sir
Michael| Hicksbeach said that possibly the new colonists could not
bear any part of the cost of
the war for a year or two after the
war ended, but he had in mind the
future development of the Transvaal's vast wealth and had made
the calling in of the various loans
at such periods as would enable the
government to bear what burden
might be imposed on the Transvaal.
In any event no unreasonable demand would be made. Without
expressing a final opinion he
thought that direct taxation of the
profits of the mines was a question
deserving the most careful consider-
Mr. Timothy Healy, Iri*,h Nationalist, asked how much of the
new loan was to be floated in Wall
street. He added: "When we
have the unscrupulosity of Wall
street on top of us we shall pay
dearly for the small sum saved the
country in discount. The whole
cost of the war should be placed
on the Transvaal."
Mr. Broderick, secretary of
state for war, announced that thc
policy of the war office was not
to five commands to some of those
who had not succeeded with commands in the field. The supplementary war loan and appropriation
bills were then passed lo a second
Paris, Dec. 13.—The close ofthe
exposition, throwing thousands
who were dependent upon it for a
living in the streets, has created
abnormal criminal conditions in
Paris and has directed attention to
the dangerous state of affairs. The
outlying quarters are infested by
bands of footpads and hoodlums
who terrorize the residents. The
papers are filled with accounts of
their nightly exploits. A gang of
thieves recently held up a steet car
in a populous district and robbed
the passengers, while an important
electric car line serving the suburbs
of St. Dennis and St. Ouen has refused to run its cars later than 8:30
in the evening, on account of the
danger, and it was announced today that the prefect of police has
directed to place a couple of policemen on each street car running
in th* suburbs after 8:30 p. m.,
and that he had also directed to
create a special corps of picked
men to be stationed in the dangerous wards, such as the ward where
the severed body was recently discovered. Moreover, in order to
secure murder clues, the police for
several nights have raided the disorderly districts ar.d have made
large hauls of criminals, wanted
on other charges. The raid yesterday evening led to 347 arrests. In
fairness it must be said, that the
present condition of crime is largely
due to the numbers of workmen,
street hawkers, and others who
came to Paris, attracted by the exposition, and are now walking the
streets out ot work, lt is estimated by the statistician of the central
labor bureau that in 25 trades
212,000 are out of work. The
officials of the prefecture of people
calculate that 2,000 sufferers from
the close of the exposition have
joined the criminal army.
average weight of the men  patron-
izing the line is below   150 pounds
and the small amount of hand  bag.
gage allowed each passenger makes
up    for  the  differences.     For   all
surplus baggage   a   charge   of   $,
a pound will b? made.     Meals  and
other  accomodations   at  the  road
houses along the route are charged
for extra, the price for meals  being
$1.50   each,   and  for  beds   $1   a
night.    Robes for passengers while
on the trip   are   furnished   by   the
Pointed Pox
You may consider yourself learn-
ed in furs, whether they go by a
trade name, or by the correct title
of the pelt. Still, you may not
recognize as "pointed fox," the
soft brown muff, you see carried by
a new acquaintance. The lox fur
is a rich dark brown, with long
hairs, among which you see here
and there a few white hears, which
give a silvery luster to the muff.
The white hairs are the "point*,"
which give the fur the name ol
"pointed fox." They are chiefly
visible in the tails, which are still
used for ornament.
Yellow With (Sold.
Spokane, Friday, Dec. 14.—On
Mosning Glory mine,near Republic,
a rich ore chute has been opened
in a new level. It is about a foot
wide and yellow with gold. Picked samples will assay many
thousands. The average assay of
the entire ledge is said to be about
$50 per ton.
The superintendent ofthe Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine at Ward-
ner, Idaho, estimated this year's
output of that mine at 150,000
tons of concentrates. The mine is
owned by the Standard Oil magnates,
George Sonnenmann of this cit,
has secured a bond on the Butcher
Boy mine near the international
boundary for $100,000.
 I ra
Almoista t'orssuet.
The little side combs and chignon
combs by which the young girl
holds the masses of pompadoured
h.iir in place, are decidedly longer
and larger this year than   formerly.
When several arc worn they complete three-quarters of a circle
around the coiffure, and, in fact,
become almost a coronet. Some of
the new combs are ornamented to
excess. Gilded balls, spikes or
glittering borders decorate the chignon combs.
Mr. Kruger forgot when he planned his European tour that so many
of the crowned heads had married
into tjueen Victoria's family.
Nothing Hssl Mini -is In
Welland, Oct., Dec, ig.—At the
bye election in Welland county for
the Ontario legislature today Grise,
the government candidate, was
elected by  about   100 Majority.
DAWSON    W1NTBH    Kllit
Fare NOW  ■"   ""'   Hluudyke  Filed   at
The fare from Seattle to Dawson
City for the winter season has been
fixed at $195. Of this it costs $25
to go by steamer from Seattle to
Skagway, $20 to go by rail over
the White Pass & Yukon; from
there to While Horse, and Canadian Development Company will
deliver one via regular sledge line
at Dawson for $150. The tariff
from White Horse is announced in
a communication received at the
local office of the White Pass
& Yukon   route   in   Seattle.
The communication further states
that the condition of the trail is
excellent lor this early in the season,
but that it is not expected that it
will be possible to put on horse
sleds until the middle of this month,
and that meanwhile the traffic will
be by dog sleds. The conveyances
will leave While Horse and Dawson
twice a weak and it is anticipated
that the lime occupied in making
the trip will average about six
The lare over the trail is estimated to be about $1 a pound  as  the
Iteatrlrtloua   on the t'oluinbla   Riser
—The Purnoee.
Portland, Dec.   14.—Among   the
many bills to be introduced   at  the
coming legislature will be onedeal-
i lg with fishing  on   the   Columbia
river,    in   which   the  Washington
legislature will be asked to co-operate.    The intention of the bill is   to
prohibit salmon   fishing   entire./   in
the Columbia river farther up   than
the   mouth of the Wallamette,   the
idea being that it would protect the
hatchery fish,   which   would   it   let
alone, find their way to the Clackamas    river,   already   a     reserved
The Columbia River Fishermen's
Protective    Union   are   the   people
trying to push the bill through, but
the cannerymen of the   upper   river
will fight it to the   bitter   end,    as
their   valuable   and   costly    plants
would be entirely worthies were  the
bill to pass.
Hon lu Ihe « Issirsls.
London    Dec.     17.—The
Wm. deRonden Pos is taking legxl
action against John Alexander
Dowie, the Zionist ol Chicago,
claiming that he was libelled in the
issue ot "Leaves ol Healing" of act
id, in which the Rev. Mr. Pol is
accused of fraud and immorality.
Counsel for the plaintiff describes
Mr. Dowie as a British subject,
said he was now in Paris, on his
way to Switzerland,, anil asked
for the court's permission to serve
a writ out of its jurisdiction. Leave
was granted, Subject to Mr. Dowie
having liberty to appeal against the
Only  Nine Petitions, Agaliiat The He
turn* Of Mcnsberss-Kleet
Toronto, Dec. 17.—The election
protests in Ontario only number
nine. There are five by Liberal
against Conservative -Biikett, Ottawa; McNeill, North Bruce; Fulton, North Wellington, Pringle,
Cornwall and Stcrmont, an Thornton, West Durham, hour Conservative petitions against Liberals
are: Ross, South Ontario; Bel-
court, Ottawa, claim of West Durham set for Thornton and of Nipis-
sing seat for Klock. This is the
smallest number ever filed after
election. Hoth sides had others
but dropped them by consent. ENGLISH OPINION
Of     American    Statesmen
Very Poor.
This Estimate Is Not  Concurred
By the Government
London, Dec. 15.—-"The l'nited
States have many able men, but no
one of conspicuous merit." The
statement appears in the Daily
Mail Year Book, just issued to
compete with ''Wittaker's Almanac," under the section devoted to
ihe world's statesmen. While it
is not an inspired or a particularly
erudi'e publication, it unfortunately
represents the bulk of press and
public opinion in England. Nothing
so well explains the attitude of the
English press toward Ameiican
action in Nicaiagua, China and
other quarters of the globe as this
crude revelation of its estimate of
American public men. It is this
underlying, 'hough seldom expressed belief which permeates the editorials now so Irequently devoted
to the policy of the Washington
Not instoraed by ORIclals,
How utterly this is at variance
with the opinion of the foreign
ollice and tht highest government
officials here is apparent from the
l.ict that in almost evtry recent
^ase where the English papers
have attempted to advise or to tore-
cast the attitude ol their government toward propositions suggest-
el by the United St ites, they have
taken exactly tl.e opposite line from
ihe con se eventually pursued by
Lord Salisbury and the marquis of
Lansdowne. The lack of sympathy
between the administration papers
seem to broaden daily. Hence
whi.e the mass of English comments on the Nicaragua canal
question undoubtedly represents
the views ot a large section of the
public it must not be considered in
any way official, or even semiofficial,
« li    IL IM   1-111*1
v.h.l.iir)   Put* Hiss Fool Down ou the
• hluesie    Qisusiliosi.
Lou Ion, Dec. 17.- "tireat Britain has instructed Sir Lrnest Sa-
',ja*\ tow, I understand," says the Pekin
nrrespondeiit of the Daily Mail,
wiring Sunday, "to urge the retention in joint note ot the word
"irrevocable" and the inclusion in
tlie preamble of a declaration that
until the Chinese government lias
fulfilled the demands ot the powers
Pekin and the province of Chihli
will not be evacuated by the allied
powers. t i: rumored that Germany is warmly supporting the
Hriiish proposal    and    I    believe   a
majority of .the powers, ami po.**.**!-
My all of them, will eventually accept the pioposal wntch is hailed
"-•re with delight.'
CANNOT  *V.\n  A   WAiisiliP
•'onary interest, but it was found
•Jat to send a warship to this out-
"t-the-waypartofthe world would
^luireatripof about 4ooo miles
^om the nearest American station,
and the navy department has no
vessels now available for such purposes.
It was reported that French and
British gunboats patrol these seas,
and doubtless would seek to pre.
vent any such attack upon native
Christians as is said to have been
ProisonaU BaolUtla For«cm and   Falae
Wltneuea From It* provUlosss.
Paris, Dec. 17.—In the Chamber
of Deputies today during the debate on the amnesty bill, M. Va-
vcille, Radical Socialist, representing one ol the Louret divisions,
moved an amendment excluding
forgers and false witnesses from its
The premier, M. Waldeck-
Rousseau, replied that the effect of
the amendment would be to stir up
the whole Dreyfus affair again and
the Republican party would find
itself confronted by perils it has
already overcome and which ""it
would be unpardonable to resuscitate. Kx-premier Mcline, Republican, was here allowed to make an
explanation with reference to M.
Breton, asserting that during the
debate of Dec. 13, an Italian ambassador warned M. Meline of the
Henry forgery. M. Meline said it
was the rule in all cases of espionage the word of a foreign ambassador did not sutlice.
Uliluetao DeeldeaOn It. Insll Of Nets
llebilstea !flu*l«iiiirle*.
Washington, Dec. 14.—About
Ihe only subject of popular interest
discussed in a very short cabinet
meeting today was thc application
ol Kev. James P. Hill, of Cannons-
tn|i'g, Pa., for government aid in
piosecting native Christians in I In-
New Hebrides islands. The subject was brought before the cabinet
■-V Secretary Long, to whom the
•Application had been made for H
Warship in behalf of the missionary
fhe islands lie about a thousand
miles east   ot   Australia,     and  just
"0||li of   Caledonia.      They have
heen under a divided   French   and j
British protectorate.
I here was a general disposition
on lhe part of the cabinet officers
™ do everything proper and possi
hie to meet the  request of the   mis-
Dawson Overrun With Fair
Fortune Hunters.
They lta\e Been   Disappointed  and
ore Trying To Got Out ofthe
General    Clements Had   to
Return Before Boers.
First   -Attack  Was Repulsed, But
Enemy Secured a Strong
"Dawson is overrun with women
looking for work," said J. E. Wagner, who lias iust returned from the
north, yesterday. "They were
seeking employment in every line of
legitimate work, but are meeting
with little success, and not a few
have exhausted their resources and
would gladly get out of the country
if they were financially able.
"This plethora of feminine wage
seekers has never been so marked
in Klondyke. They came in the
summer and early fall months.
Some of them came as members of
families, and not to work, but
others came attracted by thejjjglitter
of the gold camp and the spectacular tales of life within the shadow of
the gold metropolis, hoping that on
their arrival they would find a keen
demand for their services. Some
have been stenogiapners, and
others were ustd to hard domestic
work, but thev found no employment in Dawson.
"The matrimonial market is noi
as brisk as in the halcyon days of
'w8 when new born millionaires
were more plentiful in the Klondyke than soubrettes, where gold
mines were to be staked by ambitious and energetic maidens as fast
as the lucky boy located paystreaks,
so there is no great hope ot escape
for the women in need through the
matrimonial channel.
"Some oi the women have applied to the steamboat companies
for opportunity to work their way
up the river as stewardesses lo
White Horse, where thev expect to
find   employment,   and  a few got
awa\ in that way, but the river is
now frozen Up and that avenue of
Of escape is gone. What to do for
the women was becoming a serious
problemn when I left,Dawson a few
weeks ago.
London, Dec. 14.—Lord Kitchener reports that after severe fighting at Nooitgedacht, General Clements force was compelled to retire
by Commandant Delarey, with a
force of 2500 men. Four British
officers were killed. The other casualties were not reported.
Lord's Kitchener's official dispatch to the war office is as follows:
"Pretoria, Dec. 13.—Clement's
force at Nooitgedacht, on the Ma-
galiesburg, was attacked at dawn
today by Delarey, reinforced by
Byer's commando from Warmbath,
making a force estimated at twenty
five hundred.
"Though the first attack was
repulsed, the Boers managed to
get on top of the Magaliesburg,
which was held by four companies
of the Noithumberland Fusiliers,
who were thus able to command
Clement's camp.
"He retired to Ileckpoort and
took up a position on a hill in the
centre ofthe valley.
"The casualties have not been
completely reported, but the fighting was very severe, and I deeply
regret that Colonel Legge, of the
Twentieth Hussars and Captains
Maehean, Murdock and Atkins were
"Iloliiloneissrsil*. Ilair Lett ll-rs-'*
Lord Kitchener also reports that
the Boers made an attack and were
repulsed at Licbenburg and that
General Lemmer was killed. Attacks upon Bethlehem and Verde
were also repulsed, the Boers losing ten killed and fourteen wounded.
Vryheld was attacked on December 11.
Scenes at war Ofliee,
London, Dec. 14.—The scenes at
the war office today recall those
witnessed in the early stages of thi
war. A constant stream of excited
people filled the lobbies, all seeking
details of the disaster.
The absence of thc names of any
of the officers ot the Northumberland Fusiliers in General Kitchener's dispatch leads to the forboding
that the four companies ot the Fusiliers mentioned are in the hands of
the Boers.
The officials of the war of\]cc
evidently expect a heavy casualty
list, but they are hopeful, from the
fact that the dispatch does not mention the capture of the Northumber-
lands, that such a great catastrophe
has been escaped.
Orders were issued at Aldershot,
Malta and other military centres
this morning to dispatch all the
avaible mounted infantry to South
it..nn. Near Standerton
Standerton, Transvaal Dec. 14 —
General Louis Botha is reported to
be twenty miles from here, with
fifteen hundred men and one gun.
He has called a meeting of the
burghers for  Saturday.
■Tl DENT     VICTIM    av     HAZING
I [Governor Roosevelt, since January 1st. [900, has granted .15 par-
dens and 59 commutations of sentences.
I'rssuk   i.isp.1   GroHly    'I ill  reotesl II)
Twelve Follow BtndonUs
Chicago, Dec. 14. — Frank Lust,
a student iu the Northwestern university academy, was hazed last
night by twelve students. He was
taken from the university gymnasium, where he was practicing, to a
secluded spot on the lake shore.
Here lie was blindfolded and Ins
clothing removed. A coat of black
ink and soft soap was daubed over
his entire body. After the treatment of ink and soap, the   students
lined up and compelled him to run a
He was passed from one to
another in the crowd, and each
one took occasion to slap him about
\ |This is the second student at the
academy that has been hazed within the past week.[Last Friday night
F, H. Sandmeyer was visited in
his room by a half-dozen student
and treated to a coat of flypaper.
Dr. Herbert Fiske, principal ol the
Northwestern university academy,
returned to Fvanston yesterday
and will commence at once an investigation of the recent hazing of
Sandmeyer. Dr. Fiske will be
assisted by the Northwestern university faculty, and states that the
affair will be sifted to the bottom,
the body. After fifteen minutes of
this kind of treatment, he was
wrapped up in a blanket and taken
to his home on Sheridan road. The
young man was nearly overcome
with exposure and from the hard
treatment he had received, and
fainted while being taken home.
The students, however, managed to
revive him before he was taken to
his room.
Last week Lust received a threatening letter, signed by several ficti-
tous names, in which he was asked
to watch out for dire treatment.
All the hazing band wore handkerchiefs over the lower part of
their faces. The clothing they
wore was old,but despite this fact,
it is thought the victim recognized
everal of his tormentors.
Rockport Jailt Battered   in
By   a Mob.
Thousands Howling,   Bloodthirsty
Men Took Charge of a Job Indiana Should Have Done.
One of the reckless extravagances of the Maharajah of" Bhurtpore.
who has recently been deposed by
the government of India, was the
purchase of a silver coach costing
The Capture ol a Hetas-lsissont   of Brabant's. Horise Near KaMrou.
London, Dec. 17.—General
Kitchener in a dispatch received
by the War office, confirms the Associated Tress dispatch from Aliwal
North, Cape Colony, of last night,
announcing the capture of a detachment of Brabant's horse, Dec. 13,
near Sastron, Orange River colony,
and says 107 men were made prisoners on that occasion.
Rockport, Ind., Dec. 16—Two
negroes, Jim Henderson and Bud
Rowlands, who waylaid, murdered
and robbed Hollie Simons, a white
barber, early this morning, were
lynched tonight in the jail yard by
a mob of 1500. The negroes were
arrested soon after the murder occured, and although Rowland's
clothing had blood stains on them
they claimed they were innocent.
In the meantine Sheriff Clemens
of Union county, Kentucky, arrived
with a trained bloodhound. When
the dog was placed on the trail he
followed it to the house where Rowlands lives, six blocks from the
scene of the murder, and went baying to the bed the negro hail occupied. This was enough for the
excited citizens.
Hloodtlilraty Mots.
Within a few minutes a mob of
a thousand howling, bloodthirsty
men, with sledge hammers, ropes
and guns were on their way to the
jail. Sheriff Anderson and his deputies made a stand and attempted
to protect the prisoners. The officers were seized hy the leaders
of the mob and disarmed. The
sheriff, although locked in a room
and placed under a strong guard,
refused to give Up the key or tell
where    the    prisoner   were hiding.
The mob made a determined but
unsuccessful attempt to break in the
jail door. Finally they secured
a telelegraph pole, and using it a6
a batterring ram caved in the side
wall of the jail. The door of Rowland's cell was quickly broken in
with sledges and he was dragged
from the jail to the east side   of the
courtyard, where a noose was placed about his neck. He was given
time to make a statement, in.which
he implicated Jim Henderson and
another negro. Rowlands begged
piteously for mercy, but the mob
swiftly swung the confessed murderer to a tree and riddled his body
with bullets.
Tlie Second victim.
Leaving the dangling body of
Rowlands the mob rushed back to
the jail and burst open the cell
occupied by Henderson. Before the
bars yielded to the blows of the
sledges some one in the crowd
fired upon the terrified negro as he
crouched in the far corner. It took
but a few moments to get at Henderson, and the negro, more dead
than alive, was dragged at the
rope's end to the courtyard and
swung to the tree beside the body
of Rowlands, hiring a parting volley at the swinging bodies, the mob,
eager for another victim, hurried
away to catch the other negro implicated by Rowlands. He was
found at a hotel, where he was employed as a porter.
The negro escaped to the roof ot
the building, and Manager De-
bruler succeeded in convincing the
mob that the porter had nothing to
do with the crime. The mob then
dispersed, apparently satisfied with
its work of vengeance.
Double Daily Train Service.
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l'alouse& Lewlltonbr'th
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EvenNos. east bound.
Corner Howard aud Riverside.
Trains 11 and lit run solid between
| Portland and St. Paul. Trains li and 4,
[run solid between Portland ami Kansas
I City and St, Louis, via Billings and "Bur*
[ lington Route," without change. Through
\ I'nllinrn and Tourwt Sleepers and Dirtlug
1 Cars un all trains.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 1900.
KDITOKIAL,    t.'llOrn.NI'S.
A Merry Christmas.
The complete returns of the recent
(election in this constituency are:
Galliher, 3115; Foley, 2658j McKane,
251)5. Ualliher's majority over Foley is 457, and oyer McKane 520,
,the latter being third man by G3
The Importance of the action of
-tho citizens' committee, Friday, in
staking the lower falls on Springer
creek as a water right, is seen in the
advantage it will be to tlie town in
the future in having a powerful
.stream for flushing Bowel's. Many
towns have to pay a heavy penalty
each year for this purpose, but here
• nature seems to have provided the
.desired means easy of access and
control. There is ample power also
in the falls for generating electricity,
both for light and motion, affording
an avenue to obtain considerable
revenue for the citizens. The public
spirit of the town appears to have
,been thoroughly aroused, and once
.these water privileges are obtained,
t,hey will prove a very valuable as-
,,sot for all time to come.
Ipdia has not been very successful
■in her attempt to supplant the rupee
by n gold standard. Silver has always been the popular coin of the
natives, and they will own no other
authority. The coeroive measuieof
closing the mints to the tree coinage
of the popular metal has signally
failed in its calculated result, and the
present price of silver gathers its
strength largely from the extensive
purchases made by tlie Indian government during the year. Since
February last, no less a sum than
£4,700,000 has been expended for the
purchase of silver, in order to supply
the deliciencv in circulating rupees
in tne country. Half a million of
this money was forwarded from Cal
cutta to London on December 8. And
the irony of it all is that the silver
had to be purchased by gold.
The American smelting combine is
doing the one thing believers in Canada would have them do. They are
trying a freeze-out game on B.C.
ores, a step that is Well calculated to
develop the smelter industry on this
side of the line. Thc signs point to
additional smelter capacity being
provided during tlio coming year,
making us partially independent of
^he Americans; also, that the Dominion government will taken an active
part in encouraging the young industry. Canadians are not the inferiors ofthe Ainerlcansiii executive
and business ability, but they lack
the confidence acquired by our neighbors in tackling pioneer problems.
The national feeling in Canada is
growing and tlie people are gradually awakening to a realization   of
the unrivalled and diversified natural wealth of the Dominion.
As wns to be expected, the Dominion government has aroused the Ire
ofthe banks of the country by their
announced intention of establishing
a mint iu Canada. The privileges ol
our present banking system enables
a handsome profit to be made yearly
by the issuance of paper money,
mainly through the fact of their being no adequate security demanded
for the note Lsbuo. The coinage of
gold and silver would lessen the profits materially on the paper money,
as the metal money would perforce
have to be held as security for the
notes, hence the great opposition
aroused. In the meantime the Yankees absorb our growing production
of precious metals and total it up as
their own nut put. Canada has arrived at the stage when the swaddling cloths should be cast to one side,
and the country realize for its own
benefit and advantage to the full the.
groat resources nature has endowed
It with.
It has been snowing heavily in the
From now on the days will begin
to lengthen.
Rev. A. E. Roberts preached in
Nelson Sunday.
W. Bragg has moved into his new
blacksmith shop.
A third Arc brigade has been organized in Sandon.
Thc public school closes today for
the Xmas holidays.
J. C. Shook left Friday on a business trip to Toronto.
Ancient periodicals mav be purchased at this ofliee.
W. E. Boie has again become a
resident of thc town.
Several cases of theft have been
reported in town of late.
There has been a steady downpour
of ruin during the week.
Born.—In New Denver, on Dec. 8,
Mrs. J. C. Harris, of a son.
The case of Greenlee vs. Dickinson
et al has been discontinued.
Born.—In Sil/erton, on December
i), Mrs. I. Patrican, of a son.
E. M. Brindlc has re-opened his
jewelcry store in New Denver.
David Whitelcy, familiarly known
as "Red Paddy," was here Saturday.
W. F. DuBois left on Tuesday for
Seattle, to spend the Xmas vacation.
The third annual ball of the Foresters of New Denver will be held on
the 27th.
Services will he held in the Anglican church on the 30th, morning and
A phonographic entertainment was
given in tlie LVLsic Hall, Wednesday
A special song service will be held
in the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening.
It is tlie intention of the Baptist
church people to open a mission here
in the spring.
Rev. Robert Frew is giving up his
pastorate in Nelson, owing to continued ill health.
John Foley has opened a real estate and insurance ollice in the
Sturch building.
John Bull has been appointed local
agent ofthe Confederation Life Association of Toronto.
Service will be held in thc Anglican church on Christmas morning, at
10:30, with communion at 8.
R. A. Bradshaw, postmaster, has
gone  to  Toronto  for Xmas.    Mrs.
Bradshaw will return with him.
A company is seeking incorporation from the legislature, to construct
a tunnel from Silverton to Sandon.
J. K. Owens, formerly well known
in the district as a representative of
l'Yaser & Chalmers, died recently in
Dick Orando has purchased Billy
Walmsley's interest in the Ivanhoe
hotel, Sandon, and is now sole proprietor.
Locomotive 733, which came down
on the barge Monday evening, was
tlie biggest and heaviest engine yet
seen here.
Saturday morning the Sloan boys
received the sad news of thc death
of their aged mother, at Carleton
Place, Out.
Tlie International was refused a
license on Saturday by the commissioners, tlie only one out of the 2'.»
Today and tomorrow the annual
shooting mutch for poultry, takes
place. It is thc fifth affair given by
A. York & Co.
Geo. Scott, who had returned here,
was taken to Nelson,Friday, by Tom
Montgomery, being somewhat unsettled in mind.
A carcass of mutton, for the Arlington mine, was purloined from the
roundhouse the other night. It was
afterwards found.
A police court case, Tuesday, arising out of the recent banquet, was
dismissed, tliero being no evidence
adduced in support of tlie charge.
John Buokley is giving up the hotel business in Sandon, and will in
future turn his attention to developing some claims in the Boundary
Mill p.
Big reduction in hats, In order to
clear out our stock of winter hats,for
ladies and children, we have mado a
sweeping reduction in prices, for
cash.   Bennett & Co.
Messrs. DosBrisay, Bradshaw nnd
Shook, with MosdamosSennian, Far-
roll nnd Andrews, have been appointed a committee of management
for the W.C.T.U. reading room.
Trooper Agar, of Strathcona's
Horse, formerly of this town, figures
iii the militia orders of December 2,
as having been one of the many soldier boys discharged from the service through illness.
Dune, Dcwar left on Monday for his
old home in (ilon Sand field, Glengarry county, Ont., where he will
reside iu future. He sold a claim, nt
the head of Lemon crock, a few days
ago and realized a tidy sum.
Monday evening a Christmas tree
entertainment, under the auspice* 11
tho Presbyterian Sunday school, wid
be   held   in   the  Music Hall.   The
tree Is open to everyone to place gifts
thereon. At 7 o'clock a tea will he
served to all the children of the
W. Wallace, of the Wallace-Miller
Co., Nelson, was here on Wednesday
and took a trip up to the Climax
claim, on the Rupublic hill, owned
by himself and Mr. Miller. They
have a good lead, though somewhat
broken up.on which several openings
have been made. Two of the drifts
are in 30 feet.
Alfred Bull, son of John Bull, met
with a painful accident a few days
ago, his right hand getting mixed up
with an axe, with which a companion
was splitting wood. A piece of the
little finger came off, and Dr. Bent-
lev was obliged to amputate it still
further up. The next finger was
badly cut, but will be saved.
For Sale.
A FIRST-CLASS, two-story honse.sit-
uate in West Slocan. Five rooms and
plastr-r«d throughout; in good location.
Will be sold cheap.   Applv tn—
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rales.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for thc Gait Coal Co.,
Orders for Coal to be accompanied
by cash and left at thc Ofliee:
"I  J.
My third big shipment of Heating
Stoves and Ranges for thc season
will soon be here.
McClary's Stoves took the gold medal
at the Paris Exposition.
Sole Dealer in Slocan for
these Stoves.
We are showing the
newest and choicest line of
Goods suitable for Holiday
Gifts, in Celluloid :
Hanicure Sets
Collar & Cuff Boxes
Musical Stationery Box
Photo Holders
Photo Frames
Trinket Boxes
Paper Weights
Souvenir Writing Pads
Slocan Souvenir Plaques
Come early and make a choice.    A
small deposit paid and tho
goods wiil be kept
for you.
J. L. WHITE <fc Co.
Alex. Rogers,
Tonsorial Artist.
The Leading Parlors:
J. I 1GREG0B, A a B*
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
li. C.
Notice to Delinquent Co-owner
1 HEREBY give notice thatA.CReline
litis (ailed to perform bis assessment
work on tbo Truro mineral claim for the
year ending August 30, 1900. And 1 give
notieo tbat, unless tbo paid Al. Behne
pa\s bis proportion of said assessment,
amounting to $50, and nil costs attached
tbereto, 1 shall claim his Interest in the
said mineral claim, under section 4 of
tlie Mineral Act, Amendment Act, 1!)00.
Dated at Slocan City this 24th day of
November, 1000.
Just the thing for
Xmas or a New
Year gift. See our
also we have some special bargains.   Latest Patterns.
Fruits, Nuts, and   Confectionery  of  all
kinds; equal to anything in the Camp.
a: c. smith, slocan
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice "Winter Suit.      Perfect Fit  Guaranteed.      We use only Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofflce.
Certificate et Iflpfients.
Kiitd-prine I's-nctloiiiil   Mim-i-il Clulm.
Situate in tbe Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Adjoining the Enterprise, on Tun Mile creek.
TAKE NOTICE that 1, Herbert T,
Twigg, as agent for tbe Enterprise ilirit-
ish Columbia) Mines, Ltd., Free Miner's
Certificate No. B3932$,iutend, sixty days
from tbe date hereof, to applv to the
Mining Recorder for u eeititicute of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section Ii", must be commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
Haled this 29th dav of November, 1000.
8040-00 li. T. TWIGG, Asrent
Clyde Mineral  Clulm.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of tlie West Konteiuiy District
Where located:—On lirst north fork
of Lemon creek.
TAKF. NOTICE that I, Robert Scott
Lennie, acting us agent for The Chapleau
Consolidated Hold Mining Co., Ltd., F.
M.C. Ko.B8?402j intend,sixty dayp from
the date hereof, to apply t. thu Mining
Recorder fur a certificate of improvement!, fur the purpose nf obtaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
nmler section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such eeititicate of
| improvements
Dated this 28thday ol November. 1*900.
12 00 R. S.LF.NMi:
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 & Blackw ell'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,
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Trenton Mineral Clnlm.
Situate in the Slocan City Minin.' Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—On the divide between Eight Mile and Ten Mile
TAKF, NOTICE that I, J. M. McGie-
gor, acting as agent for George Kydd,
free miner's certificate No. Bw350, intend, sixty days Irom the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder ora certificate of improvements, for tho purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant ol the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 117, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
D ited thii 8th dav of November, IOOO.
21-12-0) ~ .i. m. McGregor
"tonieriet, Oolnmbl« Nn. r>, Kventng st»r
No. H, Silver Crnwll,   KellpM Nil.'',
Kollpit* No. '-"   lriiilloii, isml
Unknown Group Min-
el'ill CIllllllH.
Situate In the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District,
Where located:—Near the head of
Dayton creek.
TAKF, NOTICE that I, J. M. McGregor, acting as agent for Hugh Sutherland, Free Miner's Certificate no.B30780,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for «er-
tilicates of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining Crown grants of the
above claims,
And further take notice that action,
under section ,'17, must bo commenced
before the issuance ol such certificates oi
Dated this 25th dav of October,1900,
21-1200 j. m. McGregor
I.i In   Kriirllnn   mid   Bvenfltg   Slur Mo. II
Mineral <"i»iim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located! About two miles
northeast of Slocan City.
TAKF. NOTICE that we, David Sanl-
ter, free miner's certilicate No. B14880,
and Duncan Graham, free miner's certificate No B20848, as to one-half each,
undivided interest, in the above-named
claims, intend, sixty days trom the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of Obtaining ll
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under .'(7, must lie commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement
Dated this 20th day of lie. ember, 1000.
DAVID S.M'l.TI'.lt,
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
I.. 0
Mines,   Real Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles   Furnished.
Slocan,       - B.  C.
The Murcutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the l'res-
byterianchurch. All meetings oputi
to those wishing t   join.
Miss. \V. .1. AsmiK'vs, Mrs. T. It. H mi.
President. Cor. Secretary.
Slocan Cil? Miners' Ion,
No. 62, w. F. of n.
Meets every Wednesday evening
in thc Union Hall. Slocan City, at
7.30 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially
invited to attend.
Financial Secretary
and Jeweler.
A full line of
Watches, Diamonds,
Clocks, Jewelry, Plat-
edware and Spectacles
always in stock.
Repairing a specialty and all work
left at The Drill office will be forwarded. Mail orders promptly attended to.
Baker Street, Nelson.
| At Your |
Our handsomely illustrated 100page Catalogue
will be sent you on application .
This will place thc
largest and choicest
jewelry stock in Canada
at your disposal.
Wc are doir.g business
on t h e closest possible
margin of profit, guarantee safe delivery of goods
and cheerfully refund
money if you are not
thoroughly satisfied,
Ryrie Bros.,
Yonee and Adilaidt Sit.,
hau?sd    TORONTO.
Eilabliihid ISS4.
Canadian Pacific 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.
Eor time-table*, rutea, and fall •■■'
(orruation call on or address noftrert
.ocal agent, or—
Agent, Slocan City
A.C. P. A,


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