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VOL. 1., No. 7.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   MAY   18,   1000.
|2.00 PER ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Giant Powder,
Jessops' Steel,
Coal Oil,
Gutta Percha Fuse,
Stoves and Tinware,
Hitters' Supplies.
B. C.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Big Cut in Boots
This is a genuine sale, as Odd Lines must be cleared out.   Do
not miss this opportunity of getting a pair at reduced prices.
Men's fine lacedBoots
were $3.50 to $4,
while they last for
only $3.00.
Men's heavy grain
kip Mining Boots
at $3.50. This is a
and many other lines at equally low figures. See our Men's
end Ladies' Canvas Shoes, the neatest and best in the market.
A full line of Fresh Groceries always in stock, at the Lowest
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fail-view, and Camp McKinney, B. C.
I31 a/tforim.
Liberal-Conservative Asso'n
of the Town of Slocan.
ADOPTED   OX   APRIL   17th,  1900.
1. To revise thc Voters' Lists.
2. To actively assist in the construction of trails throughout the undeveloped portions ot the Province, and the building of Provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
3. To provide for the official inspection of elevators and hoisting gear.
4. To improve the administration of justice and secure the speedy disposition of legal disputes.
5. To provide an effective system for the settlement of disputes between
capital and labor by compulsory arbitration.
6. To adopt thc principle of Government ownership of railways, in so
far as the circumstances of the Province will admit; and the adoption of the
principle that no bonus sliould be granted to any railway company which
does not give the Government of the Province the control of rales over lines
bonused, together with the option of purchase.
7. To assume control and administration of thc fisheries within the
boundaries ofthe Province.
8. To actively assist by state aid in the development of the agricultural
resources of the Province.
9. To make the London Agency of British Columbia eft'eetivo in proclaiming the natural wealth ot the Province and as a place for the profitable
investment of capital.
10. In the interest of labor, thc Liberal Conservative Party sympathizes
with and endorses the principle of the Eight-Hour Law.   That the Fight
Hour Law for mine-workers be retained as it stands in its entirety and no
modification permitted, and the same be strictly enforced.   That the Law
shall remain upon the Statute Hook with its penalty clauses.
11. To provide an improved system of education.
12. To recognize and reform the system of Provincial aid to medical men
and hospitals in the outlying parts of the Province.
13. To actively support the advancement of the mining interests ol
British Columbia.
14. To aid in the immigration of female servants.
15. To bring pressure to bear upon tbo Dominion Government to enact
legislation excluding and prohibit ing Mongolian and other Asiatic labor.
16. To provide a fair and equitable redistribution bill on the basis of
W. S. JOHNSON, President
Local Ooourrenc.i Hi-li-ily   OntUned fo*
tin,  Busy Reader—Interesting   sunn
Shot, at Other Towns—Kvery llvm of
The band boys will hold monthly
The lake bas risen but little during
the week.
Several new residents have arrived
this week.
Billy Harris and bride arrived from
England on Wednesday.
A superfluity of jags has been in
evidence here this week.
All lines of business arc feeling the
inlluence of better times.
The Queen restaurant was re-open-
ed for business on Monday.
A flat car went over the slip into
the lake at Hosebery Tuesday.
The New Denver band will furnish
music at Silverton on the 24th.
A short program mo. of music will
be given tonight by the band.
C. 13. Taylor is offering bis hostelry
at Enterprise Landing for sale.
J. Podvin has been taken to thc
New Westminster penitentiary.
Free miners should remember to
renew their licenses by the 31st.
Bills are up calling attention to the
celebration at Rossland on the 24th.
New Denver will send a big crowd
to the Dominion day celebration here.
Born, in New Denver, on May 14,
the wife ol J. K. Ilrouse, M. D., ot a
.1. M. McGregor is surveying two
claims near the Wakefield, on Four
A carload of coast flooring, ceiling,
sash and doors just arrived. McCal
lum & Co.
Three Forks tor the third time has
a sight of prosperity, owing to the
Sandon disaster,
Considerable lumber is passing
through here to Sandon from the
Lemon creek mill.
Next Sunday evening the service
at the Presbyterian church will com
mence at 7 o'clock.
Five new residences are in course
of erection at New Denver and more
are in oontcmplatioii.
Archdeacon Pentreath will pay an
official visit to the Anglican congregation here next week.
A. S. McDonald, formerly of the
str. Slocan, is in charge ol W. Koch's
teaming camp at Alamo.
The str. Alert came down from
New Denver Saturday, bringing the
Stuttz Theatre Company.
Several up lake passengers arriving on Saturday's train were forced
to remain over till Monday.
The Conservative Association will
meet tomorrow night in their new
committee rooms, at 8 o'clock.
Sandon folk are becoming reconciled to the situation caused by the Ore
and arc getting down to business.
F. ,1. Finuc.-ine, manager of the
Bank of Montreal, Grocnwood, passed
through lure Wednesday from the
upper camp,
Qoorge Kay's body has been found
in the brush 'near Sandon. He whs
a tailor and disappeared last, March
while drunk.
Charley and Bob Hammond left
Seattle a fewdays ago for Cape Nome.
Ben Franklin and Sam Brown accompanied them.
For Sale.—Four room cottage and
lot; water attachments; In first-class
Conditi(^n; on easy terms, Apply to
.1. (i. McCallum.
John L. Retnllaok was on Wednesday's train south bound fur Spokane,
after looking over hi** mining interests in the Slocan.
Parris & Co. sent  i Btockofg is
this week to Ten Mile for the re opening of their store at Aylwin. Tom
McN'isb will be in charge
On June: 8 the C.  P. K  Imperial
Limited will commence the season's
run.   A new time table on thisdlvl
sion will then go Into effect.
The. Dominion day celebration
meeting,  which   was  to have  been
held hist Monday, was postponed till
tho 21st, at the 1 licks House,
"Buntz" DesBrisay is once more
domiciled in town and his cheerful
physog may be seen any day behind
the counter at Parris it Co.'s.
In the mailer of Thurston vs. Tat-
tersall, at Nelson, Elliot(S Lennio applied Wednesday to have the bill of
costs as taxed by the registrar increased by some $60.   Mr. Justice
Drake granted an Increase of $2.02,
assessing cost of application, $6, to
Work was commenced yesterday
on the extension and general improvement of the new Oddfellow hall.
It is to be completed by thc 1st of
Tho band boys are giving a dance
tonight in tho Music Ball, in order to
raise funds to purchase music and
general equipment. It is a worthy
Jas. Robinson, who was expected
back from Ontario to take charge of
the band, will not be able to come tot-
some time, owing to illness in his
Thc Stuttz Theatre Co. gave a rendition of "A Bitter Atonement," in
the Music Hall, Tuesday night. The
play is free from roughness and
coarse language.
The government has appropriated
a small sum of money tor the repairing of tin; Lemon creek trail. J.
A. Foley took out a few men Monday
to attend to the repairs.
Mrs, Duncan Kennedy arrived on
Tuesday from the Boundarv country
to join her husband here. The small
boys ot the town serenaded them at
tbe Arlington that night.
The stay bolt in the boiler on the
Slocan broke down Friday, and she
was forced to cancel her Saturday
trips. It was Sunday evening ere
the damage was repaired.
Capt. Gore,on being advised of the
mishap to the Slocan, Friday, went
to Hosebery from Nakusp to get out
the Sandon. but found it would take
too long to get her into shape.
Charley l-'aascame In Friday evening trom Crcston, with a packtrain,
en route to the Kettle river country,
whore he will operate this summer in
partnership with Chas. Greenlee, of
New Denver. He came in by way
of Lemon creek.
yesterday's train from Nelson ran
into a couple of Oscar McMillan's
pack animals on the first trestle below town. Due was ins antly killed,
while the other poor brute,though all
smashed up, was permitted to remain
in the water, where it was thrown,
for hours before being put out of its
The   Surveyor!   Arc   Out    Illuming   the
Linos and l.«-\. 1-.
The Lemon creek wagon road preposition has taken definite shape ;md
this much-needed highway will soon
be an accomplished fact. On Monday
C.P. H. surveyors Sullivan and Armstrong arrived on the scene to commence operations. Tin- bitter's outfit,
came in from Spence's Bridge, next
day and on Wednesday the taking
of levels began.
The road commences at Lemon
siding and will be pushed ahead far
enough to tap all tho properties on
the north fork and benefit those on
the main creek. It will be built on
a railway grade, and tho engineers
express the opinion that the rails will
In-laid on a portion of the road this ;
fall. From Lemon creek the party
will proceed to Ten Mile and survey
tie- road to the Smuggler,connecting
with the Enterprise road at Aylwin.
Everv precaution is beiiiu taken by ,
tho C.P.li. to preserve this section
from the competing line of Jim Hill,
and it is their aim  lo get a road in i
and tap the head of Ten Mile camp,'
securing all the tonnage promising
there. The next two yens will see
some heavy railroad building iu ibis
Will Known Miner Dead.
Alex. Prittie, who was employed
at tin- Enterprise mine up to a month
ago, died at the New Denver hospital on Monday, of tuberculosis and
abscess on the lung. On Tuesday
the body was taken to Nelson for interment, At Denver tbe remains
were escorted to the boat by the K.
of P 's and the Miner's Union, who
placed a beautiful wreath on tho coffin. The Union here turned out in
force and escorted the body to the
train, and at Nelson it was given a
trig Ninety funeral. Deceased was
28 years old and came from Mordon,
Man. lie was very well known in
Nelson, where lie was a member of
the K. oi P. and I.O.K. societies and
the Miners' Union.
i'iiti|ii,.i,u Pushing Ahead.
The fol'CO on tho Chapleau has been
Increased to 28 men, and it. is the intention of the management to crowd
developmonl as fasl as possible, So
Boon as construction on tho wagon
road commences, tho lorco will bo
Increased to *r>n mon. The best of
results are being obtained from tbe
work now in progress, A gang of
men are clearing oil the site in the
creek bed for the new stamp mill, in
order that Fraser & Chalmers, the
Chicago contractors, may be proceed
with the plans and specifications.
The right of way for the tram line
will then be cut out..
What Our lluny Politicians lire Doing In
This Burg.
Only three weeks more of the
This is tho most doubtful town in
the riding for nil parties.
There will be any amount of'public meetings here before election day.
Today the followers of Joe Martin
meet in Sandon to select a candidate.
R. Bradsbaw has been appointed
deputy returning officer for tins town.
The nominations are to be made at
the government offices, Kaslo, on the
It is figured out that about 1500
votes will be cast at the election in
this riding.
The Conservative Association has
taken up new quarters in Shook &
Arnot's old store.
On Monday John Keen again put
in an appearance and on Tuesday he
went up to tickje thc miners at the
J. Beauchcsne, D. McVannell and
A. E. Teeter are the delegates from
here to the Liberal convention at
Sandon today.
Slocan seems to be a strong drawing power to the politicians, who find
here a somewhat difficult piece ot
ground to cultivate.
John Keen, the Conservative nom
inee, came down from Denver Friday
and gathered the faithful together in
a family talk that eve ang at the
committee rooms.
James Martin, of Rossland, showed
up again Friday, going sc.-th next
day. Though a staunch Liberal, be
has been doing some (Hiiet rustling
in R. P. Green's interest in thc rid
1?. F, Green put in an appearance
on Friday, for the first time in many
moons. Bob Bays he is a sure winner,
and that be is confident of all the
other towns, but of Slocan he is somewhat dubious.
That was an idle report in Tuesday's Nelson patters which stated W.
J. Andrews was a possible Martin
candidate in this riding. Such reports tend to injure one's business,
especially as t >e victim in this case
has no hankering after political
Hon. Smith Curtis wasto have spoken here Monday night, but was
obliged to cancel bis engagement,
owing to a sudden call to Rossland.
John Keen was on deck to give oratorical battle to the Minister of Mines,
but was obliged to stack bis arguments for a later day.
■W.c.T.f. Public Meeting.
Next Sunday evening, tit 8 o'clock
the W.CT.l*. of this town, purposes
holding its first public meeting. It
will  be  held  iii  the  Presbyterian
church and addresses will he delivered by a number ol speakers. The
music on the occasion will lie furnished by the combined choirs of the
Appendod la a complete list of tho various records registered at the local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
May 8—Misting Link fr, Lemon cr, K
A Bradshaw.
Jumbo    Same, li Nichol.
Canadian Star, rel Red Wing, R A
Red Wing, rel Canadian Star, T Mc-
Little Bobs, Ten Mile, M Davies,
ti Arlington No 1 Ir, Springer cr, J F
Col lorn.
Btophanite fr. sam), W F IiuRois.
n   White Bogle, n f Lemon, D Nichol
Chlselhurst, south of town, by A W
May 7 White Sparrow, Dayllalit,Can-
adi.m Hoy. 8—Westmount No 2, South-
mont, EHostmont, Portland. 9 -Standard
No r>, Morning Mar No 8. 12—Twin
Sister No l and 2, Queen 6f the Hills,
Black Hussar, Golden Belt, Climax.
May 9 Katie 1-1(1, G, T. Gormley to
T Moddon.
Diadem, Century, First Century, Industry, Snowflftke, Lake City, Quoen
City, Stuynor, Kalam-isoo,Dimdy,CRrby,
St Charles, Last Chanco, Michigan,
Franklin, Georgia, and Northern, )j In
oach, Frank Provost to Percy Dickeuson,
12 -Grantham 1-8,  11 Brnclshaw to J
Floishman and Florenco 1. Mrlar.es.
The Silverton celebration committee have had a set   ol   beautiful gold
medals made for the winning team in
, the football tou'rnami at,
We Lead tin* Kiiili-i* I.nki* Country—A
Healthy    E*?lnehOQ   of  tin*  Life   mill
Mi nit ii of tin* Chiii|>- -Knterprlie the
lIlKKt'xt Shipper,
Shipments from the Enterprise have
been easing up a little of late, but
will soon be up to three figures again.
During the week 80 tons of ore was
shipped, all billed for Everett, The
week's figures brings the total for
the year so far to the even 1,0J0 tons
tor this division. This is a record
highly gratifying to the camp, ns it
surpasses all figures in the past. It
is a clear evidence of the wealth and
resources of the district. For tho
latter half of the year it is safe lo say
the shipment* will exceed 3,0U0 tons,
as both the Enterprise and Arlington
will be in excellent, shape for handling ore. It will keep the upper lake
camps hustling to beat this division.
Following is a list ot the shipments
this j ear to date:
Black Prince	
80 (141)
,    . 300
80 1000
Sandon miners want help tor their
The llosun sent out a car of ore on
Locations and assessments are numerous this week.
Two men are working on the Hydra bad, Ten Mile.
The Wakefield concentrator is giving great satisfaction.
Win. Findloy, of Sandon, is doing
assessment on claims in this vicinity.
Thc Arlington people have staked
two fractions adj vining their proper-
Montgomery tS Sutherland have
stopped work on the Republic for the
Bob Cooper and Harry Gibson have
returned from doing assessment work
on the Moonlight, Ten Mile.
The N.-cpawa, Ten Mile, is being
put into shape for a thorough inspection by Colorado capitalists.
B. C. Kiblet has secured the contract for the erection nf the Ivanhoe
tram.   It is to be 7,H0J feet long.
Frank Provost has disposed of a
half interest in 17 claims on Lemon
creek to the Warner Miller people.
Assessment work on tlie Killarney,
Lemon creek, has proven up a strong
and healthy ledge, with a little mineral in sight.
Murphy & Taylor will prosecute
work on the Butte, the best property
on the north fork of Ten Mile, so soon
as the snow goes off.
On Silver Mountain, New Denver,
the following forces are working:
California 10 men, Marion L2, and tlio
Hartney 25. Each of these mines
will increase its staff.
A carload of ore went out Monday
from the Galena Mines,on the (lalena
Farm. It was sent to Denver, Col.,
ami is in the nature of a test to determine the kind ot a mill required to
treat the ore.
Six men are. employed at, the Tarn-
arac, under Bob Covington. Good
headway is being made and everything is'in satisfactory shape. Now
buildings will not be erected for some
time yet, all eilorts being confined, to
The Queen's Birthday.
Silverton expects Slocan to turn
out en masse to her fourth celebration of the Queen's birthday. They
have a splendid programme of sports
and amusements arranged for the
day, the special attraction being football and horse racing. The proceedings are to wind up by a hall given
by the Miners' Union, The usual
elieap rates will be in operation on
the boat, so everyone ought, to take,
the affair in and endeavor to make it
a big success. Silvertonians will reciprocate on the 1st of July here.
Uuslneu Change.
July Is; the business and goodwi 1
of the Victoria Hotel will pass from
the management oi Thomas sh.au to
Alex Stewart. Under tin- former
the house became well and favorably
known throughout, the camp. The
new proprietor is an old timer in tho
country and is personally known to
almost everybody. Alex, is bound
to keep his hostelry up to the mark
and he, will meet with a liberal pa.?-
Appeal to English Society Against the
Tammany Boss.
London, May 15.—The Express
today advocates the ostracism ot
Richard Croker in England in retaliation for Tammany's attitude on the
Hoer war.    It says:
"It has not escaped notice in this
country that an American welcome
to the Boer delegates has been inspired and encouraged by Tammany
ball, which is controlled by tbe notorious boss, Richard Croker.
"The records of Tammany are already black enough, without the addition of this new infamy. But
• what makes the action of Tammany
peculiarly infamous now is the tact
that Croker claims the hospitality of
an English domicile, poses as an
English country gentleman and
runs'race horses on the English
turf, yet is aiding and encouraging
the worst of England's enemies.
"If Croker finds that the bracing
air of the United States does not invariably suit his constitution, he
should secure tbe calm seclusion of
an Italian villa within reach of the
Puke of Orleans, whose company
he will probably find congenial."
Terrible DIetreaeand Vast Sum*. Spent
in Belief.
Simla, May 15.—Terrible accounts are recited of the distress
which prevails in all the famine districts, despite the lavish distribution of funds. Fifty-eight lacs of
rupees have already been expended
in purchasing cattle and seeds, while
tbe government has made a further
allotment of 75 lacs of rupees.
iioniuurk'H i.ati-i Scheme tu Get Kid
ol'Her IkIhikIk.
New York, May 15.—A Copenhagen cable says that the Voorland,
the organ of the Danish government
in that city, states that Denmark is
considering a plan to put an end to
the Danish West India islands
muddle by placing the islands in the
hands of a chartered company, which
will conduct their affairs under tbe
Danish flag and thereby cut off Germany as well as the United States
from obtaining possession of tbe
i'<ii-iM-ii ihkI Jiilili*. fiuy i-'i^iii Again.
New York, May 15.—There is
talk of another match bet wen James
J. Corbett and James Jeffries.
im iti:\m:i» thi-: GABinsoN
More .lien for Bet)nlmull   Aristocrat!!)
I'riKoiK-i- Attempts Suicide
Victoria, May 15.—Tbe militia
garrison here is being increased to
100 men. One hundred and fifty
more regulars too are coming from
John T. Elliott, who was arrested
al Nanaimo for forgery, attempted
suicide in court by swallowing a
broken glass bottle. He is a brother
of Sir Henry Elliott, now in Africa,
and a relation of Lord MintO.
The Empress of India is in quarantine.   Sir Ernest Satow, miter
to Japan is on board.
< iiiniM' of tlie <ou**t Combine i<> spread
Weoti-rn Civilization.
Tbe Chinese of the coast cities
are at last beginning to move towards tbe adoption of western civilization, for thev have incorporated
under the laws of the province the
Chinese Empire Reform Association
of Canada. Tbe objects of this organization are stated as follows in
the articles of incorporation:
"The purposes of the said society
shall be for social intercourse,
mutual helpfulness, mental and
moral improvement and rational
recreation; and for the promotion of
iterature, science, and fine arts,
and the promotion and diffusion of
knowledge; and for promoting ihe
cause of temperance and moral re-
lorm;   and   for     establishing    and
maintaining hospitals for the treatment of disease.
"The above objects are intended
to be accomplished, among other
ways, by promoting and encouraging the general education of the
Chinese people in the principles of
British constitutional government,
in tbe science of medicine, and the
sciences and arts generally, and
otherwise with a view to insuring
the adoption of the leading improvements, industrial and otherwise,
which have been and are being advantageously adopted by the English speaking people of the earth
so as in every lawful way bring
about the amelioration of ihe Chinese people, and to secure tor them
the advantages of a freer diffusion
of useful knowledge."
Lord Salisbury's advice to the
British peop'e to train themselves to
the use of firearms has aroused
alarm at its possible meaning, particularly when taken in connection
with the hostile utterances of Erench,
Russian and German newspapers.
The present war has served a useful
purpose in drawing-to the surface
this latent enmity and warning the
British nation that it can depend on
no friends or allies, but must sustain itself by its strong right arm.
The majority of thc American people,
with thc proverbial ingratitude of
republics, have forgotten the way
the British government warned oft
the European powers from interfering to save Spain, and are shouting
for steps to be taken by their government to save the Boers from
their equally well-merited punishment. The conclusion is inevitable
that self-reliance is ihe only safeguard of tbe empire and
"If England to herself remain but
"Let thc   whole   world   rise   up in
arms    .
"And we shall shock them."
But the nation must be always
ready, as in the old days of ihe
French wars. Then every village
was ihe scene of archery contests
and the English erosshowmen attained such skill that again and
again tbe proud chivalry of Prance
went down under a cloud of cloth-
yard shafts. The lille has replaced
the cross; the bullet, not the arrow,
is now the deadly messenger of
death, but the nation trained to
arms is the nation's best defense.
The yeomen of old have given place
to armies of factory hands, but tbe
.same spirit survives. There is no
reason why the factory-hands ot tbe
British manufacturing towns should
not be kept in constant practice
with firearms until the mass of the
male population has, learned to
shoot straight. Such skill takes
time to acquire, but the training
by which men learn to work and
act togetbet as parts of an army
comes more quickly,
With a population thus trained,
the empire need have no fear to pit
an army of volunteers against the
conscript armies ofthe continent,for
one soldier who voluntarily takes
up arms a) his country's need is
worth three men forced into the
ranks whether they have any heart
for fighting or not. The empire has
triumphed before in her splendid
isolation and can do so again, if the
people only keep their armor bright.
Peace Delegates Urged Surrender if
Defeated at the Vaal.
IIOBE   lio\l-.ii   OUTRAGES.
iiriiuii Admiral Goea to Pekln to Take
Tien Tsi'i, May i<»—More Boxer
outrages are reported sixty miles
north of Tien Tsin, where a number
of native Christians have been massacred. The British admiral has
arrived here and proceeded for
I  I I VI.   I Hit:  IN   \  MOM I.
tuni- Cbambernialdi Probablj Partita**
.-■I mill 1 rn Persona are Injured.
Chicago,  May   i<i. —Fire in  the
hotel Helena early this morning
caused tbe probable death ol four
chambermaids, who are unaccounted
tor, and the serious injurs of ten
persons, some of whom are not
expected to recover.
The building was located in Hyde
Park and was destroyed.      It was a
three-story structure, containing 100
rooms, all of which  were  occupied.
London, May 16.—-The most important development in today's war
news is tbe statement cabled from
Capetown, announcing that the Boer
delegates advised the Transvaalers
to surrender, if defeated at the Vaal.
This remarkable announcement is
vouched for on good authority, and
evidently obtains more credence in
Capetown than Would a mere
The occupation oi Glencoe was
merely a logical sequel ol General
Buller's advance and the   Boers' re-
tiring movements; As usual, the
Boers are reported to be flying precipitately, but also as usual, the
accounts add that their transports
and guns were removed in safety.
Nothmg fii'tber has been heard
from Mafeking, and it is reasonable
to suppose that the conditions there
are unchanged. The prolongation
ofthe siege only intensifies Great
Britain's anxiety to hear of its relief.
Portugal Rejoice* with Britain
About 1100 more troops have
arrived at Beira, Portuguese East
Africa. Among them is Lord Dun-
raven, who accompanied the Dun-
raven sharpshooters as a supernumerary captain of thebatallion staff.
The governor of Beira, during a
speech at a dinner 10 the yeomanry,
"Friends as we have always been
of England, we never could have
realized tbe magnificent unity ot the
Anglo-Saxon race without such an
object lesson. Realizing this, Portugal not only congratulates her
ancient ally, but rejoices with il, as
the strengthening of a friend is the
strengthening of ourselves."
Apparently Lord Roberts is still
waiting at Kroonstad, preparatory
to making a switl movement on the
Vaal river.
it..rr*. Abandon Blggarsberg
London, May 16.—The war
office has posted the following dispatch from General Buller, dated
Dundee, May 16:
"We occupied Glencoe yesterday.
The Transvaalers have now evacuated Biggarsberg. Tbe Free Staters
on tbe Drakeosberg are much reduced in numbers. The Carolina,
Lvdenberg and Pretoria commandoes trekked noitb from Hlatikula
on thc 13th and 14th of May.
Eleven guns were entrained at
Glencoe. The last train, with ambulances, left there al dawn May
15. The result has been largely
produced by the action of tbe fifth
division, which, during the last
few days, has done a great ileal of
bard work—marching, mountain*
climbing and road making. Trains
are now running lo Wessels Nek
More White Flag Burdari
London, May 1 5,- 'Hie war
office posts the following dispatch
from   Lord   Roberts,   under dale of
Kroonstad, May 15:
"Two officers and six men of
Prince Alfred's guards, while out
foraging yesterday, a lew miles
from Kroonstad, visited a farm
living a white flag, the owner of
which surrendered himself with
arms and ammunition. They then
approached another farm, also flying a white flag. When within
forty   yards   ol  the   enclosure, they
were fired upon by fifteen or sixteen
Boers concealed behind the farm
wall. Two of the men were killed,
Lieut. I-'. B. Walton was wounded
and Lieut. W. 1! Kgcrlon and two
non-commissioned officers were
taken prisoners. The owner ol the
farm states thai Ihe Boers threatened to shoo) him when he protested
against  their making an improper
use ol thc white flag."
Boera it:..im Defatted,
Lorenzo   Marques,     May    |6.      A
Portuguese official dispatch says an
encounter has occurred at Mafeking
and that the Boers have been repulsed with heavy loss.
Pauper Japaneae 4rre*ted.
New Whatcom, Wash.,  May 15.
—Thirty-seven Japanese were arrested in this city and county who
are alleged to be paupers and who
are endeavoring to secure entrance
into thc United States.
It is all well enough for Rudyard
Kipling to walk around the hospitals in South Africa admiring the
young, sound, clean, intelligent
and well-educated Canadians who
are recovering from wounds received in battle. It is also all very
well for him to refer to these 300
men as being beautiful young fellows, who should become beads of
sane and soaped families, but when
he suggests that these volunteer
soldiers of ours should settle there
be asks too much.
This country needs all the sane
and soaped families it can grow for
I some time to come. We sent those
young fellows to Africa to help
thrash an unwashed, but straight-
shooting race oi Boers, and we
want them back again when the object has been accomplished. To
tell the actual truth, Canada needs
them in her own business,and could
! spare a lot of other men much better than those first-fruits of the soil.
—Toronto Star.
If the old country wants Britishers to settle in South Africa and
hold down the Boers, let it plant a
few thousand of its own Tommy
Atkinses in tbe country and give
them each a sheep range on the
veldt on condition that they join
rifle companies, ready to respond to
a call to arms at a moment's notice.
If tbe movement were once begun,
thousands of others who are now
j stewing in tbe huge cities of the
; British isles might be transplanted
, lo South Africa and become new
i men vviih plenty of room to breathe
and exercise themselves. In this
I manner, a treble purpose might be
served. Tbe old country could be
j relieved of some ot its surplus population; South Africa would be
settled by Britishers to whom the
balance of power would be transferred from the Dutch; and provision would he made for a trained
military force to maintain peace and
put down Dutch disaffection. Such
soldier-settlers were the first colonists, whom Rome planted on her
frontier to keep back the barbarians;
in fact, tbe word colonist is derived
from the word colonii, which Rome
applied to this frontier guard.
As to planting Canadians in South
Africa, the .illy people we have to
spare are those remittance fiends,
whom no country wants. Our soldiers are not loaned to the empire
to be kept, like a borrowed book.
Mafeking Garrison Inflicts Heavy Loss
on the Boers.
1 Attempt of Northern Pacific to Shut It
Out of the Sound
Whatcom, Wash., May 15.—
The attempt of tbe Northern Pacific
to shut the Canadian Pacific out of
an American terminal has failed.
At the i lose of a three days' conference between Northern Pacific officials and President P. B. Cornwall
and the officials of the Bellingham
Bay & British Columbia railway,
President Cornwall announced that
this company had refused to sell to
the Northern Pacific and tbat closer
traffic arrangements had been concluded with tbe Canadian Pacific
ami soon Canadian Pacific trains
would be running to Whatcom.
most Valuable ol  America** Colonic*'
■ ll.MI-ll     I   lllll'Vl |ll|M'll
New Vork, May 16.—Correspondence from ihe Manilla office of
the Associated Press says the
Americans are jusl beginning to realize that the in island of Mindanao,
until recently merely a big blot on
tbe map, they have a wonderlul
empire, potentially the most valuable in all tbe Philippine possessions.
Although nearly as large an
island as Luzon with a much belter
climate and capable  of  being made
a second tuba in commercial value,
ihe Spaniards never ically Controlled
nor even explored it.
Lorenzo Marcpies, May 15.—The
Boers Saturday occupied the Kaffir
location at Mafeking. They were
in turn attacked during the
night of Saturday, and on Sunday
found themselves surrounded. The
Boers lost seven dead and seventeen wounded. The British loss is
reported to have been heavy.
Contradictory lleporto from Mfafeklng
London, May 15.—A special dispatch from Lorenzo Marques says
it has been reported tbat a large
force ol Boers bad been captured by
the British at Mafeking.
Pretoria, it is added, reports or
the other hand, that Mafeking has
New* From ttlutcklii!*,.
Plumer's Camp, May 4,via Ootsi,
May 7.—Natives who have arrived
here say that tbe bombardment of
Mafeking on May 1 was not heavy.
Twelve hundred and eighty refugees
from Mafeking have   reached   here.
Patrols who have returned from
the northern borders of tbe Transvaal say they saw no signs of Boers.
All is quiet here. The Boers regularly patrol the neighborhood ol
Mafeking but do not seem to be
disposed to be aggressive.
Uuildei- Occupied.
London, May 10. —1-35 p. in.—
It is officially announced that Dundee has been occupied by tbe British.
London, May 15.—1:56 p. m —
The war office has received the
following dispatch from Genera)
"Dundee, May 15. — 1 p. m. We
have occupied Dundee. About
2500 of the enemy left yesterday lor
Glencoe, where they entrained.
Their wagons also left yesterday by
Dejagers drift and the Dannahauser
road. The-,r Kaflirs said they were
going to Laings Nek.
"Almost every house in Dundee
is completely looted. Tbe Navigation colliery is all right. The machinery of the Dundee collieries is
destroyed. The bouses of tbe town
are damaged, but are structurally
The rcoccupation of Dundee by
the British places the coal supplies
there again in their-hands.
All Right nt KftftltlUg
From elsewhere there is little
news of a definite character. Interest for tbe moment is almost
entirely centered in Mafeking,
whence the wife of'the mayor today received a cablegram setting
forth that all was well on May 5,
iiuri» t "in I'liirniiiiu im tin- Vaal.
Kroonstad, May 14, —Il is reported that the whole of the Boer
forces are concentrating on the
Vaal and withdrawing from Biggarsberg and the southwestern borders. It is computed that not
more   than   2000   Free  Slaters vvil
fight on the Vaal. lsailwav communication with this place is expected to be open on Thursday.
The transport is working smoothly, the troops and horses are receiving full rations,   water   is   good
and the health of the troops is excellent.
it. ih hm Before 1;  Itnndloi
Drand's Drift, May 13. —Gen.
Rundle has completely checkmated
tbe attempt oi tbe Boers to come
south again and thc enemy are retiring before the persistent advance
of the British. Many have been
captured or are surrendering. There
were 1500flbe.se yesterday and today. Among them was President
Steyn's brother.
The Ladybrand district is clear of
Boers. They have evacuated Mc*.
Quatlang's Nek and arc now near
Krngor Defloe Portugal
Lisbon, May 15.* ll is rumored
today that President Kruger has ordered the Portuguese consul lo
leave the Transvaal republic.
Hoer I 111 •>, • ill NOW   % ui-K.
New Vork, May 15.   -The steam
er Maasdam, which sailed from
Rotterdam 12 days ago with the
Boer envoys on board, was sighted
off Lire island ai 8:25 a. m. today.
She will reach her dock  about 1 too
thi; 1'itiMi: a«.ain in i.hk.
Ill* Home IHumoiid Jubilee Win*. D|
Newmarket IIim-ck,
London, May if)—At the New-
market second spring meeting today,
the Prince of Wales' Diamond Jubilee, tbe winner of Ibis year's Two
Thousand Guinea stakes, won the
Newmarket stakes ot 30 sovereigns
each, half forfeit, with 2000 sovereigns added. Mr. A. Henderson's
Guid Wife was third and Mr. J
Musker's Cheveniog second.
BUSINESS   IN   NEW   titMis
vi 1   Aiiiitt Sella tint  Foundrj 10 Re-
■umc Operation*.
I". Kushton Ablett, of tbe Russ
land Engineering works, leaves
shortly lor England where he will
reside in future. He bas sold bis
interest in the business to Win.
MaeMillan, the master mechanic.
The plant is being put in excellent
shape and the company is getting
tbe foundry ready for operations,
Tbe company has just sold three
steam pumps to the B. A. C.
A1 habatca     	
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Brandon ,v Golden Crown.
Canadian Gold tfielda. ...
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Crow '» Seel Pass I'ual   .. ,$■
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Victoiia,    I!.    C.|    May    16.
The steamer J. I.. Card was today lined by Collector oi Customs
Milne $100 for carrying six Japanese from Steveston to Plumbers
Pass without a license.
The schooner Ocean Belle, which
reached here today, reports finding
ihe body of a miner named P. V.
Buerden, lost oil'the little schoonei
Dora I!, al Vakulat about the middle oi April.
"Pitchfork" Tillman opposed an
appropriation  for armor plate for
American warships  because a naval
officer has invented a projectile
which will pierce any armor. iTtll-
maii is .1 genius,
Lord Roberts' army has now
passed the line running due east
from Boshof) where Methuen commands, to Kl.uuUloegte, which is
Buller's headquarters, and the Boer
forces resisting the latter may have
to retreat through the passes of the
Drakensberg in a hurry lest they bo
cut off.
The mobility oi the Boers has
been communicated to the capital
ol the Orange free State. It has
been placed 011 wheels to trek ahead
ofthe British advance, as Aguinal-
do's capital trekked away Irom the
Amei ieans in 1.11/011.
Tin. Ittaecol Mint Dowih
Tbe MllSCOl mine has been shut
down indefinitely, in response lo
01 deis from the east.
Job printing of every description
executed with neatness despatch at
this office. •*u
Lord  Roberts Captures  Free  State
'• London, May 12. —10 p. in.—
The war office has received thc following dispatch from Lord Roberts.
' VKroonstad, May 12.—2 p. m.—
I entered Kroonstad at 1130 without opposition today, when the
Union Jack was hoisted amidst
cheers from the few British residents."
Part of 11 Convoy Captured,
* "Broadwood's brigade overtook a
part of the enemy's convoy yesterday afternoon at Potgier's laager,
southeast of Ventersburg, and captured several wagons and some
prisoners. French, with Porther's
and Dickson's brigades and Hot-
ton's mounted infantry, is sonic
distance due north of this place,
"We have taken nearly 100 prisoners during the last two clays.
AH the Free Staters who could
give a good account of themselves
have been disarmed and allowed to
return to their farms. The nights
are getting much cooler."
CtomIuk of Value li nit 1 -i- Taken
London, May 12.—2:30 p. m.—
The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
"Boschrand, May 12.—11:05 *•• ■-,-
—I am eight miles south of Kroonstad. The enemy evacuated the
first line of entrenchments during
the night. We are reconnoitring
towards Kroonstad.
"Gen. French's cavalry seized
the drift over the Valsch river at
4:30 last evening, just in time to
prevent passage being opposed by
the enemy."
Before the Boer Tranches.
■/•London, may 12. —11.35 ■•• m- —
Lord Roberts telegraphs to the
war office, under dale of May 11,
evening, from Geneva Siding, as
"My headquarters with Pole-
Carew's division marched 20 miles
today and are now at Geneva Siding, 14 miles from Kroonstad
and about six miles from Boschrand,
Where the Boers are holding entrenched positions. Gordon's brigade is in touch with them, Tucker's
division is a short distance southeast and Hamilton's force is still
further east.
Advance Guard al Geneva
Geneva Siding, May 11.— (morning)—The British forces have arrived here, marching splendidly,
General French in the advance.
Firing was heard yesterday in the
direction of his force.
An Ael of Bane Treailier)
Some of the Innisklllens had
approached the kraal, where a force
of Boers was concealed. A white
flag was Hying from the kraal.
While the troopers were unsaddling their horses, a deadly fire was
poured in upon them from the windows of the farm house, killing
several of the loniskilliogs. A
score of them were also captured,
most ot whom had been wounded.
Boer* win Piuiit at tbe Vaal
any attacking force.
The Bainatfe to the Batlroad.
It is expected that the- railway to
the Zand river will be completed tonight. The line is almost entirely
destroyed north of the river, but beyond where the British are, the
Boers retreated from their positions
too hastily to do much damage.
The Boers are reported to be entrenching themselves around
Kroonstad, 20 miles off.
The Boer* Near Thalia Nehu.
Eden, May 11.—The Boers retired somewhat today, but it is impossible to say where they may turn
up next, owing to their great mobility.      General Grenfell succeeded
Drives Boers F rom Positions on the
London, May 14.—A special dispatch from Stone Hill Farm, Natal,
dated today, says:
"General Buller's advance commenced Thursday, when he left
Ladysmith in strength. When
within two miles of Helpmakaar.the
Boers opened a heavy artillery fire
and  the   British   replied,    while   a
portion of Buller's troops worked
in pushing them back near Rapuis-1 around the Boer flanks. The Brit-
kop, while General Brabant pu-hed
forward in the direction of Brands
drift, along with General Campbell
and the sixteenth brigade. A body
of Boers has appeared at Verona,
on the Ladybrand road.
Arthur l.cd".. not lei < roj.Mi.it.
Word has been received from thc
Arthur mine that the ledge which
was struck on April 28 has not yet
been crosscut and that the ledge
matter shows copper and iron, but
is very much broken up by the disturbance caused by the fault, which
breaks the ledge at the point where
il has been struck.
Plan to Make Extensive Improvements
in City Park.
Kosnland Record.
A movement to have a half-mile
track laid out in the city park has
been taken up with much enthusiasm among the horsemen and it is
proposed by co-operation between
them and tho city to get a track
ready for the celebration of Dominion day and the Fourth of July.
The plan suggested is to have the
ground improved,as far as necessary
for park purposes,   by the city, and
to have the  horsemen  improve the   .           „   ■ , .   , ,
.                        v                   K.uu,   winch was   occupied hy the
track, fence it in and build a grand   ,-„ 1,„•._   ,,,, ,,     ,.  .     ,
B         1 federals, the second brigade on Sun-
stand.     Ihe horsemen   would then ; ,<„,.   1.   ,,,, ,,    ,       r*.     ,      , ,,
,      .  ,           ,              ,   .            *'-■>   'ed   the attack.    Dundonald s
have Ihe right to charge admission
ish attack was pressed home Sunday hy Bethuen, who on the right
outflanked ihe Boers, whose splendid defensive positions on the Big-
garsberg were practically taken.
General Buller's march, subsequent
to the attack, was carried out without a hitch. The British are still
pushing on."
linn. 1 win Take Dundee
London, May 14.—A dispatch received by the Associated Press from
Pietermarit/.burg, Natal, timed 12:05
p. in. today, brings the first intimation of success attained by General
Buller in northern Xatal. The
sender ol" this dispatch evidently assumes that news of the affair has
been received from the scene of
hostilities.    He merely savs:
"General Buller's official telegram
notifying his success at the Biggar-
burg, received here an hour ago,
has given satisfaction. Ii is confidently anticipated that Dundee will
be occupied by the British today.
The residents of the northern
country are delighted, as forcing
the Biggarsburg means that they
will speedily be enabled to return to
their home."
n»er Position Taken by Amanita
At about the time this message
was received, another dispatch came
to the Associated Press,dated Stone
Hill farm, 8:20 this morning. It
"Alter lour days' march eastward
at tlie loot ol ihe Biggarsburg
ridges, in ihe direction  oi Helpma
Telegraph company al Capetown
says the American residents are taking steps to repudiate ihe statement
of Mr. Webster Davis, Hie Former
United States assistant secretary oi
the interior, who recently visited
South Africa.
Relief of Mm. I,in- Near.
News from Mafeking is expected
speedily. The war office is reported
to have expressed the opinion that
news of raising of the siege of that
place may be expected by Wednesday.
win Soon Relieve mafeking
London, May 14.—The parliamentary secretary ot the war office,
George Wyndham, in the house of
commons today, declined to divulge
Lord Robert's plan for the relief of
Mafeking, but added significantly
that he hoped they would shortly
be accomplished.
■■< in*. ..n Nutv (in- Capital.
Kroonstad, May 1 a.—President
Steyn has gone to lleilbron, not
Lindley. He has declared the
former the new capital.
Four hundred burghers have
given up their arms here and in
this neighborhood. Although the
bridge across the Valsch has been
destroyed, a good deviation exists
where the road ran before the
bridge was constructed.
IM****rn«loiis In the Transvaal,
Le Roi Shipments Only Limited by The Conqueror of Kartoum Retires Be-
Car Supply.
fore Her Opposition.
London, May 12.—Lord Roberts
is now face to face with thi Boer
position at Kioonstad, and despite
the reports of its strength,the result
of the meeting oi ihe opposing
forces is expected to be very similar to the outcome following the
British advance on Brandfort and
the Zand river. Lord Roberts is
apparently keeping ihe federals
moving too quickly to give them
time for effective occupation oi any
position so near him and, although
numerous kopjes in the neighborhood of Kroonstad afford strong
positions, from which a deliving
action   might be fought,   il is fully
anticipated by the best experts that
Ihe Boers will now hurr) on to the
Vaal, where they will once more
attempt to stem the pi ogress A Ihe
invading army, while the bulk ol
the federals prepare lor what will
purhaps be a decisive battle on thc
ridge running east and west, southwards of Johannesburg, where open
ground to the southward offers the
defenders splendid advantages over
to the track on race days, paying a
percentage of the receipts to the
city tor ground rent. The city
could also reserve the use of the
track for oilier occasions.
While a perfectly oval half-mile
track could not be laid out without
interfering with the general plan
for the improvement of the ground
as a park, a series of drives through
the park could be arranged so as to
form a track, if the slope of the
ground southward is not too steep.
In order to determine this question,
a series of lines will have to be run
from east to west by the city engineer. The brush will have to be
cleared away, both to remove obstructions to the view oi races and
to avoid danger of fire in the dry
City Engineer  Van   Buskirk is
now making surveys for a new drive
to ihe cemetery and park in place
oi that which has been closed by
fencing oi lots. The plan is to start
from Columbia avenns along Georgia si reel to Le Roi avenue, east on
l.e Roi to Patk street, north on
P.11k street lo first avenue, east on
first avenue to View street, north
on VitW street to Second avenue
and then east along   Second avenue
to a point about midway between
the park and ihe cemetery,
cavalry broke the Boer centre and
Bethuen's Horse advanced on their
extreme right. In ihe direction of
Pomeroy, a small party of burghers
occupied a ridge overlooking Help-
makaar, but thev did not wait for | Dy Wc,
the assault."
The Transvaalers are reported to
be massing at the Vaal. The
Standard and Diggers News, of Johannesburg, shows that dissensions
exist in the Transvaal volksraad,
Railway repairs are progressing
rapidly. The town accepts the occupation quietly.
Boer Store* Captured.
Thaba Nchu, May 13.—The
eighth division, with its front extending 30 miles, was yesterday
moving forward. Generals Grenfell and Brabant followed the Boers,
reaching Newberry mills and capturing great quantities of flour and
grain. General Brabant's main
force, with Campbell's brigade of
guards and General Boies brigade,
have cleared the country. The
Boers are splitting up and retiring
n the direction oi Clocoland.
The Le Roi mine is still working
well up to the capacity of its machinery and,although the shipments
for the week were 3466 tons, which
is the best week's total to date, this
figure would have been exceeded,
h'ad the Red Mountain railroad beer,
able to furnish more cars. The
mine is prepared to increase its shipments very considerably when the
new machinery arrives.
Big Order for Drill*.
In anticipation of the  arrival  of
the new 40-drill compressor,   which
is reported to  have   been   shipped
from Sherbrooke,   the   Le   Roi has'
ordered 50 Mac machine drills from
the Mac Machine company at Trail.
This is the largest order for air drills
ever given in Canada and  indicates
tne scope of the mining  operations
intended to be conducted on the Le
Roi.    The drills are to be furnished
in installments, all to   be   delivered
by the time the new   compressor   is
Netv iioioi iioune Nearly Beady
The construction of the engine
house at the combination shaft is
well advanced. The foundation
wall is finished and^the roof is on,
ready for shingling. The floor
space will be 84x50 feet and will be
occupied by two first motion hoists,
which are to operate through four of
the five compartments of the shaft.
The foundations and anchor bolts
will next he set ready for the arrival
el ihe hoists  in the   middle of July.
A large force of machinists is em
ployed in the installation oi Ihe
pipe lines leading from the boiler
room and compressors to the site of
the various engines calculated to be
run by th's power. The timber
framing shop is in full operation
and the blacksmith shop is finished
joile and No. 1 fan Boon ship
New York, May 14.—A batch of
correspondence from the London
office of the Associated Press contains the following:
"While Lord Kitchener was engaged in suppressing the Prieska
rebellion, he ordered the destruction
of a certain farmhouse. Not seeiog
any signs of his orders being carried
out, he rode over with his staff and
found an'interesting situation.
In the doorway of the doomed
farmhouse stood a pretty young
Dutch girl, her hands clasped to the
door posts and her eyes flashing fire
from beneath her sunbonnet. The
Irish sergeant in charge of the party
of destruction was vainly endeavoring to pursuade her to let him pass
in, but to all his blanishments of:
'Arrah, darlint, wisha now,
acusha' eft., the maiden tnrned a
deaf ear, and a deadlock prevailed.
Lord Kitchener's sharp 'what's
this'put an end to the scene. The girl
evidently guessed that this was the
dreaded chief or staff, and her lips
trembled in spite of herself. Kitchener gazed.sternly at her, standing
bravely though tearfully there, and
turned to his military secretary and
" 'Put down that the commander's
orders with reference to the destruction of Rightman's farm could not
be carried out owing to unexpected
opposition.    Forward, menv'
"This is vouched for by C. A.
McNuellen, an engineer recently re-
turned from Jepnesburg."
A HI** (outran i«,r Khaki
Loaeee Heavier Than Reported
London, May 14.—3:12 p, m.—
The war office has received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
"Kroonstad,    May      13.—There
were more casualties  in the cavalry
division on   May   10   than reported
have been   unable to get
an exact account ot   what occurred,
Buller'a Plan or Operation* as the commanding officer, Captain
Recent British scouting in the ! Klsworthy, was killed and two offi-
direction of Dundee has shown that ! cers were wounded at the same
the federals were in great force in j iirne and have been sent to the rear.
the Biggarsburg: So, apparently, I But it would appear that a party oi
General    Buller   concluded that   it I ^llr men, going to a kraal on which
a white Hag was   flying,   was  suddenly attacked   by   a   large number
was necessary to clear them from
his rear before commencing a movement in tlie   direction oi  the Drak-
oi the enemy.    Two  officers,   Cap-
It that is his plan, : tain llaigh, oi the Sixth Dragoons,
Guard Ihe (anal.
Toronto, May 11.—The Ontario
government has placed two additional night watchmen at the parliament buildings, owing to a number
oi anonymous letters being received
since thc dynamite outrage on the
Welland canal, Intimating a possible Fenian invasion and possible attempt lo damage government properly here.
Lord Salisbury's advice lo form
village rifle clubs and teach the
young idea how to shoot may revive in modem form the archery
contests which made the English
crossbowmen the terror of the con*
lineut in the middle ages.
he has possibly divided his force,
sending one column eastward to
threaten Vryheid and Utrecht and
lake l.aings Nek, while a westbound column attempts to form a
juncture with the forces of Lord
Roberts via the Harrismth railroad.
Hat  Item al  K rooiiMadl
Telegrams from Kroonstadt indicate that General French's cavalry
is keeping in touch  with ihe Boeis.
But, perhaps, ford Roberts will be
compelled to order a brief halt oi
his main body in order to allow the
troops tp recuperate alter their exhausting marches of the past
w eek.
Free Staters Give Up the Fight
AH the correspondents agree that,
to all intents and purposes, the Free
Slaters have severed their military
alliance with the Transvaal, though
scattered bodies, they say, may
possibly hold out here and there for
some lime. Al the same time a
dispatch from Capetown, dated today, says a proclamation will be
published I his week annexing Ihe
Orange Free State.
It is also said that General Botha,
the commander-in-chief of the Boer
forces, threatens lo resign, if any
preparations are made for the wanton destruction oi property.
Cecil Rhodes starts for Beira,
Portuguese Fast Africa, today.
Will luewer Wobiter Davl*.
The correspondent ofthe Renter
and Lieutenant Wilkinson, of the
Australian horse, were made prisoners and twenty-one men are still
unaccounted for. Some oi them
may have turned up, as the cavalry
covered a considerable distance May
10, and men reported missing have
been rejoining during Ihe last lew
The   above   dispatch     refers   to
losses sustained by the Inniskillings
May 10, as detailed in the dispatches oi ihe Associated Press.
fhe troopers were fired on while
unsaddling their horses, having approached the kraal unsuspiciously,
while a while flag was flying from
The ore bins al thc Josie and No.
i mines are practically finished and
the one at the railway
will be finished during
the coming week. These mines
nil! then be ready to ship as
soon as the railroad has enough
cars over and above what are required for the Le Roi.
Rich Ore in Joint Shall.
The joint shaft, sinking partly on
the Le Roi and partly on the Annie
claim of the Josie group, has attained a depth of 30 feet 'and shows a
vein 10 feet wide. This carries
streaks oi ore from which assays
running up to four and live ounces
in gold and two per cent copper
are obtained. This is the westerly
extension of the north Le Roi vein
and the workings oi the l.e Roi and
Josie mines being a long distance
from it, a separate shaft is necessary, thus making it a separate
Hamilton, Out., May 14.—The
imperial authorities have placed
an order for 30,000 ^khaki serge
uniforms with the Sanford Manufacturing company, for the imperial
troops now fighting in South
Strathcoua Hotel Burned
Victoria,   May   14.—The Strath-
COna hotel, Ihe large new building
ofthe railway company at Shawni-
gan fake, wasbiirncd to ihe ground
yesterday   morning.
A rich placer strike, from 35 to
75 cents per pan, has been made on
Pine cteek.
Some American statesman are
morbidly suspicious that some great
power will violate the Monroe doctrine. Suspicion has recently turned on Germany, yet Senator Lodge
says on the highest authority that
there was never more cordiality
than now between the United States
and Germany. So tlie statesmen
who are seeking trouble must find
another culprit.
Boom   tunes    in    Seattle    have
brought boom prices  for everything I
and wages are following suit.  Alter j
the waiters, cooks and dishwashers j
have been given   20   per   cenl    advance in wages, ihe   long-suffering,
patient teachers come in with their
mil lor Australian federation
London, May 1 \. 'fhe secretary
oi slate lor the colonies in the
house of commons today introduced
the Australian commonwealth bill,
which he described as a great and
important step towards the organization ofthe British Empire.
If Roberts .vould only give the
Boers time to entrench, they might
make a good fight, but he pushes
them along too rapidly,
Gatacre has returned home, unnoticed, a great contrast to White.
The mobility of the Boers is being strained by the increased mo-
biliy of thi British.
Congress is trying on Porto Rico
a law restricting corporation power,
by which wind and water must be
kept out ol stock. If it works well,
it may be the basis of an anti-trust
law in the states.
Rossland is becoming noted for
giving mining men a good send off
when they transfer their abilities to
other fields. Mr. Carlyle carried
away tokens of good will and now
Mr. llaskins receives like favors.
A few yeais ago workingmen
were striking in the United States
lor enough wages to live on. Now
they are striking foi enough to save
on and they usually get what they
strike for.
fhe Boers need not expect inter-
vention Irom Europe or America.
War means more than the sending
of soldiers into the field; it means
a tumble in price oi securities.—
Toronto Globe.
Job printing of every description
executed with neatness despatch at
1 his office.
A 1*11 per Folder, a Washington Hand Press,
a Cylinder Press.
Also tlie "Trail Creek News" and plant.
I- 'ni- I'm in ulftrs, add real
WILLIAM K. BSLINQi KoHHlond. ,   ■
3 8
Us PCBUaH&D EVfiEV 1:.
I'.. C
Legal Advertising 10 conts a line for
the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Transient advertisements at same rate6
as legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is %2 per year, strictly in advance; 12.50 aycar if not so paid.
$    Address all letters to—
Sloean, B. C.
mouldy seclusion of forgettalness.
There arc but two uriuc-owners on
our subscription lift, and it isqulte
' within thc range of possibilitieb that
they will pay $2 each for thc privilege some sweet day. Don't worry
about The Dmu,, kind folk; it is
quite well, thank you.
Gwiliim & Johnson, E
FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 1900.
The Drill do bo proud. It has
prevailed on John Keen, one of tbe
legislative aspirants, to incorporate
two of its mineral act amendment
propositions in his vote-inducing machinery.
We present our readers this w ?k
with a political platform, a political
creed, and a political address. We
shouldn't be a bit surprised were
more political timber unloaded on to
this wide awako journal. We'uns
get the price, you'uns get the choice.
Slocan is having its voters' list
printed by the Rossland Miner. This
is a hard crack at the work-producing capacities of the papers in this
riding. Either the local sheets are
not up-to-date or the Miner has a
greater graft with Joseph, surnamed
Martin. Guess that's about the how
of it..
When a man of John Keen's stand
ing endorses a trunk road to Camp
Mansfield by way of Ten Mile in preference to other boosted routes, it is
clear Sloean's contentions thereon are
well lounded. John is not so blinded
by home and personal interests as not
to acknowledge the justice of other
persons' and towns' situation.
More practical socialistic ideas are
expressed today in the multitudinous
platforms before tho provincial electors than ever saw light before in the
west. Everywhere the aim seems to
be to give the people anything and
everything that comes under the
head of public franchise and ownership. Kail the propositions are carried out by the incoming legislature
we shall have a perfect Elysium in
.British Columbia.
There is one corner post in John
Keen's political creed that calls for
universal commendation, that of a
• permanent civil service in this pro
.vince. Nothing tends to greater
roguery and general incompetency
more than the spoils system now partially obtaining in British Columbia.
Make all appointments subject to a
stiff examination and lasting good
conduct and we shall soon have the
public business carried on in a proper
manner, irrespective of party prestige
and favor.
Few townspeople give a thought to
the large sum of money that is disbursed monthly in this mining divi
sion for wages and supplies. A figure or two on the subject may prove
interesting. At the Arlington arc
employed 28 men, Enterprise 72, Kilo
.20. Tamarac ('», Chapleau 28, and
Smuggler 11. These arc not by any
means all the men employed in the
camp, but are taken for an illustration. The total of those mentioned is
1<)8, and they will average, counting
in the higher paid oflicials, $8.60 a
day, making a monthly payroll of
117,640. Add to this the amount paid
out for food and general supplies, and
it will give a disbursement of nearly
?2f>,000. Fellow citizens, you have
no reason to f'eol depressed over your
town and its future. Keep a stiff up-
'.per lip, and 1 t other place: not nearly so well favored do thc worrying.
This cam]) is strictly all right and is
making healthy progress.
Satan finds mischief for idle hands
—or mouths—to do. The report is
current here that the liberal handed
(?) mine managers purchased the
'plant of The DRILL and placed it in
Slocan as a free gift to the proprietor
to battle for their contentions. After
'the row ends on June '.), the sheet is
to bo squelched and the outlit, packed
elsewhere. The originator of that
yarn will never go to the place
where George Washington Is domiciled. Neither owner nor miner,
bondman nor freeman, banker nor
sheriff, had or has any attachment
on this printshop, and ye owner in-
'tends to remain here till the ghost nt
Windy  Young  fades away  to the
To the
Of  the  Slocan Riding of
West Kootenay :
With the dissolution of tbe Legislative
Assembly, the duty again devolves upon
tbeelectorsof the Slocan Riding to choose
a member to represent them in the Provincial Legislature. *
It is my intention to become a candidate at the forthcoming election and
with full confidence in the result, I respectfully solicit the suffrages of the
electors of the riding.
While I point with pardonable satisfaction to the manner in which I have
conserved the interests of the riding and
sought to meet local requirements eo far
as practicable, I have earnestly endeavored to forward legislation in tbe interests of tbe entire province, and such as
would tend towards its material development.
Constant in attendance at the sessions
of tbe Legislature, I have been watchful
that no vote of mine should be wanting
for any measure beneficial to my constituents, or the province as a whole; nor
have I been neglectful of the interests of
tbe wage-earner, but have in some degree at least been instrumental in placing their demands amongst tbe principles to be advocated by a great political
party. It is well, perhaps, that 1 should
briefly state some of the principles which
1 have advocated, and shall continue to
advocate, until they are incorporated in
provincial legislation.
1. I am in favor of an equitable redistribution of the Beats in tbe Legislative
Assembly, based generally upon population, but with due regard to the interests
and circumstances of outlying and more
sparsely Bettled districts.
'2. I shall advocate the government
ownership of railways, and other public
franchises, so far us may be practicable,
and a general enactment by which companies desiring to construct railways
may be incorporated without Bpecial
legislation; and that railways bonused
by tbe province may be under governmental control as to their rates, and subject to purchase at government option.
3. I shall do all in my power to assist
and support the advancement and development of tbo mining interests of the
province, upon which its prosperity is so
materially dependent.
4. I believe in the principle of the
eight hour law and shall permit no interference with this law us it stands, and
shall insist upon the retention of the
penalty clause.
5. I shall advocate a liberal expenditure upon trunk roads and trails in tbe
various districts of the province, believing that upon such expenditure the development of tho vast resources of the
country materially depends.
8. I shall advocate—and, if elected,
assist in—the enactment of laws for th-
proper adjustment of disputes between
labor and capital by a well digested, and
equitably arranged, system of compulsory arbitration.
7. 1 believe that Asiatic and other
cheap labor is detrimental to the best
Interest!o( British Columbia. I shall,
theiefor«, advocate its rMtriotlon bo far
as as it may be intra vires of provincial
legislation, and shall assist- in bringing
such pressure to bear upon the Federal
Government as may Induce that government to assist in tho work,nnd will most
emphatically insist that no inch class of
labor shall be employed upon any public
works undertaken by the province, or
upon Biich works as are subsidized by,
or in any way subject to, tho control of
the government.
8. I believe that Ihe educational system of tho province may be materially
improved, and shall give my heartiest
assiBtanecin bunging it to the highest
Htate of efficiency by the establishment
of Normal schools and other instrumentalities that may tend to the accomplishment of that object.
It. 1 shall also advocate and assist the
development of the agricultural resources
of the province.
10. I believe that the moneys of tbe
province should be expended upon some
broad and general system which would
ensure the greatest amount of benefit
from such expenditure. In this riding
I have endeavored to inaugurate such a
system by having the work upon roads
and trails placed under a responsible
head, so that the appropriation, necessarily Inadequate under existing circumstances might be beneficially and economically expended.
Yours faithfully,
B. C
Jno( I3-u.ll.,
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited, t
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - • B. C.
I, the undersigned, will not be responsible for eny goods, supplies, etc., ordered for the Chapleau mine, unless accompanied bv an order signed by myself.
Slocan, May 7th, 1000.
NOTICE is herebygiven that I .George
Payne, thirty days after date, intend to
applv to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and AVorks for a twenty-one
years' lease of forty acres of land, situate
about two miles south of Slocan City and
about half a mile east of Slocan river,
commencing at n post marked "G. P.,
noith west corner."
Dated, May 4, 1900.
J. H. Howarth,
Expert Watchmaker.
Half a century at the bench. All
kinds of artificial work repaired.
Prompt attention to watches and
and jewelcry sent by mail or express for repairs. Full line of
Watches, Jewelcry and Plated
Ware always on hand. All work
B. C
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 Kates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
B. C.
W. J. Adcock,
Next to Postoflico, Slocan, B.C,
All Lines ot Boots
and Shoes.
Boots and Shoes made and
Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
The Murcutt Branch
Meets tho second Thursday of each
month, at.» p.m. Next meeting
In tho Presbyterian church. All
meetings open to those wishing
to join.
Mas. \V. J. Andrkws, Mrs. T. B. Hauj
President.        Cor. Secretary.
H. J.
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Graniteware on hand.
Wc keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, lute,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail  Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B, C.
invites the citizens of Slocan
to her Fourth
Annual Celebration on
May 24.
A Good Programme
of Sports.
Grand Ball under
the auspices ofthe
Miners Union.
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
To all Points Fast and West.
First-Class Sleepers  on   all   Trains
from Revolstoke and Kooteray
Tourist Gars pass Medicine Hat daily
for St. Paul; Sundays and Wed- '
nesdays forTorontOi Fridays
for Montreal and Boston.
Same cars pass Revolstoke one day
Connections :
rt.OOox Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 18.00
IL'.iiOex Sim 1 v Slocan City arex Sun 11.80
ii.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11,3,
12.00 ex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 1H.0,
12.000X Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun 11.80
Ascertain rates and full information.hy
addressing tlie nearest local agent, or—
Agent, Sloean City
\V. ]', Anderson, Tray. Pass, Agt.,Ni*lm>n
IS. j, Coyle, A..0.1'. Agent, Vancouver.  |
c. smith;
SLOCAN,      •      •      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice Spring Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guarantee*!.       We use 0 i]y J
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofflce,
3D. 3D- R,oToex*tson7
Dealer in Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums, Etc.
W Bust of BKryftHE Allays Kept in"
Furniture manufactured and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOGAN, B. ('.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large num*=
ber of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietor*
Roya 1
SLOCAN,       -       B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Country
Headquarters for Mining Men.     The Bar li
richly stocked and the Dining Room Al.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
1 lauennt of Jeff Batv-
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go past  its door  when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Opneil a Larp Stock of New Goofls.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main   Street, - - Slocan,   B


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