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rOL. I., No. 4.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   APRIL   27,   1!*00.
42.00 PEB ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Ha,rc3.-wetre.
iiant Powder,
Jessops' Steel,
Coal Oil,
Qutta Percha Fuse,
Stoves and Tinware,
rimers' Supplies.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
IA. YORK
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
SLOCAN,
B. C.
OOIS
•
This is a Genuine Sale, as all Odd Lines
must be cleared out. Do not bliss this
opportunity of getting a pair at greatly
reduced prices.
Men's imel&cedBoots Men's   hssrvy   grain
were $3.50 to $4,
while tliey last for
only $3.00.
Mp Mming Boots
at $3.50. Tnis is a
Bargain.
and many Other lines at equally low figures.       Son our Men's
und Ladies'Canvas Shoes, the neatest and beat in the market,
A full Line of Fresh Groceries always
in stock, at the Lowest Figures.
W. T. Shatf ord & Co.'s,
General /Merchants.
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, and Camp fkKinney, B. C
3P i ettform
of the
Liberal-Conservative Asso'n
of the Town of Slocan.
ADOPTED   ON   APRIL   17th,
1. To revise the Voters' Lists.
2. To actively assist in the construction of trails throughout tho undeveloped portions of the Province, and tho building of Provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
8,   To provide for the official inspection of elevators and hoisting gear.
4, To improve the administration of justice and secure tho speedy disposition of legal disputes.
ft. To provide an effective system for the settlement of disputes between
capital and labor by compulsory arbitration.
6. To adopt the 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 should be granted to any railway company which
does not give the Government of the Province the control of rates over lines
bonuscd, together with the option of purchase.
7. To assume control and administration of the fisheries within the
boundaries of tho Province.
8. To actively assist by state aid in the development of Ihe agricultural
resources of the Province,
!). To make the London Agency of British Columbia effective in proclaiming the natural wealth of the Province and as a place for the profitable
investment ol capital,
10. In the interest or labor, the Liberal Conservative Party sympathizes
with and endorses tho principle of the Bight-Hour Law,   That the Eight
Hour Law for mine-workers be retained as it stands in its ontlroty and no
modification permitted, and the same be Btrlctly enforced,   That tho Law
Hhall remain upon the Statute Hook with its penalty clauses,
11. To provide an improved system of education,
12. To recognize nnd reform the system ol Provincial aid to inedlcnl men
and hospitals in the outlying parts of the Province.
13. To actively support the advancement of the mining Interests d
British Columbia,
14. To aid in the immigration of female servants.
ift. To bring pressure to bear upon the Dominion Government to enact
legislation excluding and prohibiting Mongolian and other Ablatio labor.
Pi. To provide a full' ami equitable redistribution bill on the basis (,l
population,
W. S. JOHNSON, President
OUR   ORB  SHIPMENTS
SI'HSTANTI.U.
Till:
SHOWING    MAIlE   11V
I    DIVISION.
Wo Load tin; Entire LakO Country—Hail
Bonds «'iii'tnili'il Shipments During
tli» Week- Bright Prospects for a. Very
HoaVy Season's Hxport.
As was to be expected, tho ore ship
meats for this week have dwindled
away to the zero point. This was due
to the broken condition of the roads
in evidence every spring. The Arlington management hope withiu a
few weeks to have the Springer creek
road completed to their mine, when
shipments will be resumed at a rapid
rate and kept up continuously They
have a large amount of ore ready for
shipment and are in a position to keep
Up a steady stream of mineral, as the
reserves are increasing. Next week
the Enterprise will resume its shipments, tho repairs to the Ten Mile
road having been effected. The exports from that mine will be greater
than heretofore, as the bunkers are
all tilled and the slopes arc putting
down large quantities of ore. This
will be a prosperous season in the
Slocan division.
following is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
in splendid shape. The drift is in 10
feet and tbe vein has widened, while
the ore is becoming more solid. On
the adjoining claim, the American
I'iigle.some open cuts are being made,
and these show mineral also. Upwards of 1,000 feet of the vein have
boon exposed and each opening
shows galena, mixed with carbonates
and oxide of iron. This vein is but
one of three on the group, each of
which carries shipping ore, D.Suth-
crland and T. Montgomery own the
group, which consists oi four claims,
and they hope to get a deal on for the
property ot an early date.
IS MOT AN ASP!KANT.
Ewtok Drill:
Sir,—Ifcrorts to the effect that Tarn
an aspirant for legislative honors in
the coming election are entirely unfounded and unauthorized by me.
A. E; Teeter.
Slocan, April 21, 1!)00.
MINK.                              WKBK.
TOTAL.
Entcrpriae	
SOI)
sod
Black Prince	
(JO
6 0
min;:s and hunixu.
The force on tho Enterprise has
been increased.
The Molly Gibson has ore showing
in all four tunnels.
The. snow is o!T the Springer road
to the Arlington basin.
W. C. E. Koch has increased hi.,
ore-hauling outfit en Ten Mile.
A Lemon Greek Snlu.
W. S. Johnson, of Montreal, father
of W. S, Johnson, assayer, of this
town, has purchased a half interest
in the Legal claim, adjoining the
Violet, on Lemon creek, lien Robertson was the seller.l.e getting ?1000
cash for the interest.    The, Legal has
a good strong .ledge, carrying gold
quartz very similar to that on the
Chapleau. A series of assays on tbe
300! rock shows It to run between $30 and
f^Ototho ton In gold. About $*JO0
Worth of work has been done on the
claim, nnd it is the intention of the
owners to spend another $1000 in
opening up the lead. This work will
be commenced in another week or
ten days.
ought to be a packed house.   The
programme has been /cry thoroughly
practised and a good entertainment
is promised. All the ladic3 in town
are sending baskets of refreshments
to be auctioned off. the proceeds going to swell the funds. II. J. Rob-
ertson has devoted all week in the
decoration of the h.ill and the committee generally have done well. The
result will be a handsome contribution to tho fund being raised on behalf of the gallant Canadian laddies
lighting their country's battles ih
South Africa,
MlMMi   RECORDS.
Appended is a complete list of the var-
ions records registered iu the local registry ollice, II. P. Christie being mining
recorder:
LOCATIONS.
April 21—Slocan, Twelve Mile, T Cap-
pavelli.
ASSESSMENTS.
April 17—Gold Viking, Green Mountain.   18—Norma.
TBAK8PBBS,
-Homestake k
,T  Doiron to
.loo Kartln'a AEoroments.
After all the renowned JD6< ph
Martin is not to be here, much to the
disappointment of many. A telegram
was received from hiih Tuesday saying his dates were  all filled for the
April 17
1) Sloan.
Occidental, F T. C, Keno, Get There
Eli, and V & M, 19-20, W E Gomm to E
J Deacon,
Same 1-20, same to simo.
.Fourth ol July No 0 3,, I W Black to
It Butnor.
Century, Industry, Queen City, duly,
st Charles and Michigan, J each, N
Gething and Geo. Henderson to Frank
Provost.
Same, same to same, agreement to
transfer all interest for $,".00.
10—Sultana rJkJ-24, C I, Hoffman to E
J Dyer.
20—Southern Chief, C Murphy and 1'
Sloan relinquish all claim to interest in
same to .lame.! Cross.
Legal ';, 1! Robertson toW S Johnson
'orfl.O 0.
AlTEIt   WATIUt   RIGHTS.
The following applications for water
rights have been posted at tho record
oitiee tiers:—
John (i. McCallnm, under date of the
5 th, applies for 25 inches of water, to
LABOR HASS MEETING
SLOCAN
WANTS   A   SHARK   IN   THE
GOVGRN91KNT.
A quantity of steel rails have be:on\ nr-xt. two week-..    Thcn.it be could,   be taken from Climax creek, a small
taken up to the Arlington this week, j he would come hero. Monday ne. was
in Ymir atal Nelson, thence he went
into Hast Kootenay. Tonight Ire In
billed for Kaslo and tomorrow night
at Sandon.   The following Monday
Twenty men ore at work on the
Mollv Gibson, bat there is ample room
for 3*00.
A carload of YVaketield concentrates passed down Tuesday bound
for Trail.
An aerial tramway is to be put In '
at tin; Molly Gibson daring the next;
summer,
Large quantities of supplies have
been going up to the Arlington during the week.
Martin Isaacson and Henry Bole
aro developing the Standard group,
close to the Republic.
.1. Bcauchesne and J, LIvlngsl in
will commence work next week on
the Klllaruey, on Lemon creek.
The entire Get There Ell gi up, i •
Twelve Mile, has been turned over lu
E.J. Dcaojii by Dr. Gomm, of Bum-
doll
0. Murphy and D. Sloan have relinquished all claim to an lutoresl In
the Southern Chief to .lame.-. 01*038, 11
Silrcrtou.
he will stir up  the  "white-shir tod
hobos" at Rossland.
ttctliodlsl i.ni'.ii'H Donate,
The ladies of the Methodist church
have presented on autograph quilt to
the committee of the patriotic concert.
stream which courses down over tho
tovnsite of Brandon near hi* premises,
lie will use the water for domestic pur-
I OSI I
On April 24th W. il. Brandon filed application for 50 inches of water, to bo
also taken from Climax creek, llisin-
t nlion is to l un a main through hi
townsite, enabling the householders to
obtain water at certain rotes. This would
ovido the nucleus of a waterworks system for thai section of the town.
On April 14, a much more extensive
right Is asked lor, and one that portends
great things for the Ten Mile camp.   If.
1   be disposed of in old of the general   E. I'iehburn, acting as agent for tho l-'.n-
fund.   It has been subscribed to by
the people of the various lake towns
and the i.i.ii at the mini i In this
neighborhood. In the vicinity of ■ MOO
was raised   bv  the  ladles  of the
church here.   Theconcerl committi e
will disposo of the quilt or. May 21,so
that all subscribers may get a chance ntlllwd for thu gennratioi ol power un
at it.
torprlso Mines, Limited, applies (or 800
inches of  water,  t>  he tak -u from  Ten
Mile creek, which pract.(tolly means tho
entire stream.    The watoi   is  to he oh-I
: incd at a point about 1:',000 feet cast of I
tboroine.   A dam is to bo constructed to ! West Ki Otenoy has  been  exception*
lelaln the water, whiub is to bo fhimod  Bj|y    favored    with    vast   mineral
! I resources, which, under just condl-
Platform Adopted for tlio CnmpnlRii —
Candidate to i>« Independent Supports* of Joe- Martin—Delegates Appointed to Attend Convention.
Pursuant to notice, a meeting of
the labor interestsof this vicinity was
held on Friday night, in the Music
Hall, a fair crowd being in attendance. A, K. Teeter, chairman of the
committee, opened the proceedings,
and stated the reason for calling the
meeting. He suggested the appointment ot a permanent chairman, and
J, Reid was selected for the position.
Ceo. Statu* was elected secretary, but
he resigned in favor of SJiClcments.
J. A. Foley then took the lloor and
made a short speceli. He condemned
past governments in the province,because the laboring classes had received scant recognition from them.
Ho appealed to his hearers to support
a labor candidate in the Slocan in
the coming elections who would loo.k
after tho welfare of the laboring man.
Ho then read and moved the adoption of the following platform and
resolution:
1. Wo demand of the provincial
legislature the enforcement of tho
eight-hour law, and its application to
all branches of manual labor.
2. Legal recognition by incorporation of labor unions and the extension to them of the same rights enjoyed by other corporate bodies.
ll. To provide for adjustment ot
wage disputes by arbitration on plans
similar to that now in force in New
Zealand.
1. To provide lor settlement of
public questions by direct vote under the initiative and referendum.
5. Government ownership of ail
railway, telegraph and telephone
dues to bo constructed, and the acquiring of those already in use as
soon as practical; and to prevent extortion as far as possible by the control of all railway, telegraph and telephone lines for public use, aud to il-,v
a reasonable maximum rate which
they may charge for scivico.
G. An act to prevent employment
of Chinese in any mines, factories or
public works within the province.
7. An tiet to provide public safeguards to life and health, and to
provide an efficient mine inspection
system to procure these results.
8 An act to establish county or
local government throughout the
province; all officers of such, both
judicial and executive, to be elected
by the popular vote of their respective ll CUlitlCB.
Appended to this was the resolution:
Whereas,   the Slocan riding of
Sllverl   a 1  i .klinr. Up,
Ii. o. Matbcs n,< fthoSllvertonlnn
i RUIO down on  Monday,   lie Btated
business was reviving greatly in Sll
verton and thai by Juno the place
Six carloads of ore is sacked nI the v,cnl(t ,„, ft8iivel\ as ever. On May
Arlingtontendy for shipment nnd as , ,|,,. Biully Hktith mine starts op
much more on the dump ooso. The willl D0 mcn nnd tn0 VanCotiver with
drifts are break! g down largo quan ■•>, ui Indications point to a lively
tities ol high giade mineral.
for tho crushing an l dressing ol ore al
lions,  should   sup; ort   in  comfort «.
Kttltudc  w< " PttW' ilit'1!i"' "' clnw of clll2en
workers, whose  interests are identi
the mine.   Tlib difference in
(roth the silo of tho proposed dam to the 1
mme is i>la si d at 760 feet. cal with the welfare ol the country;
ind win reas, the conditions in \* est.
OltKKN    KNDOUSES    CI. A I IV.ltM.
The Liboral-I tonservatlvo Association
of Bloc oi is i ublisbing in this issue the ;!;)"
platform endorsed and adopted by them
Kootenay are far from satisfactory to
tin masses, especially tho workers,
owing to the introduction of Mongol-
ind foreign  cheap labor, which,
if continued, will  eventually reduce
John Popham, Martin Maurer and
J. S. McFarlaiio have gone to the SI
mllknmeeti country.   They haws, v
oral g,,od properties on tho east slope
of Copper mountain there, which they
will develop during the summer.
■• ^&&1^#^<SR
■ us to the same level as themselves, or
at a meeting holdon the 1/ih Inst.   It .s Lo U,0 means of driving us from the
nlnstor platform promul. | omui-vs and whereas, it  Is the duti
from three, mine.- at l< ast,
linoi Nothing i>f ll.
Uondholder Wei lilnj
Paul 1
oral  pa
laite!
and J. Hory took S0V-
ics to the
Anglican si-i, ice*.
W'\\\. Hunter, ol Sllycrton, made a
hurried trip to Bl< jan SVi dnesday to
got ih legates t » attend a Conservative convi ntlon, to b held at Sandon
that night. Noli' dy wont, as the
four deli gate • regularly appoint! d
oaus oi supplies to the |md no tlmo to prepare, and uo notice
Bondholder for heir contract, which had been served on tho local associa-
was obtained from  I.'. C. Campbell- lion of the date ol the proposed eon
Johnston, tho main owner in the pro   vontlon
perty. Last year's contract was done
oh tllis side of the divide and showed
up a line body of ore,   The Uontl
holder could  be  made a shipping Services will bo held In St. Paul's
mlnp in'a short time, ns tho showing olraroh, Arthur street,  on Sunday
on the npringcr slope has never bcci •       ,    •, .,,,,      .  ,,    • ,   ,'
develop.' I.alll he heavy work having '"wning, April 20ib, a   ll oclock,
been done on the Ten Mile side.   The 1;,'v- l '• "•  iatc8 officiating.   Till
contract will Inst'a couple of months, service will take the form of tho
:  unl   I'.a iter   b m-\ Ico,  ih"   I i-'i r
Sprlngor Crook Koad, hvmii:-  and   (bant;   belllg Used, and
— the Llolj  t' unmunlon admlnl itcrcd,
For the past week the. Arlington   I'here will be noevonlngservice
people have  had   men employed lis
Ing up the Sprlngor creek road. Sev
oral new culverl i hive 1 n put In,      n. d. Curtis, .1.1'. and ni tary
Washouts Idled up and slides cleaned
out,   lu a short  time work will bi
or ii>.
11. V.i
mil
has  kind ,   001     llt< d   to till OUl
auditions and two extra planks. A copy
of the same was forwarded to ft.F.Green
nl Kaslo. and his reply thereto is appsnd-
ed -
Kaslo, V:C, Api'd 24, ioeo.
My Dear Sir, l have just received the
copy ot iha platform udoptod by the
Conservatives of your town and must
congratulate them upon the wording of
It, and will say that there is nothing in
it thai 11 fcmscrvativo, a Cottonito, or an
Independent candidatecould not ondorse,
ii he is ai all In favor of good legislation.
I personally can endorse most heartily
every i lank In it.   Yours faithfully,
K. T. Green.
Tan Stile Head,
The repairs to the Ton Mile road are
being rapidly effect • 1 and it will not bo
long till it id in thoron |h ro| air. \\. c.
r.. Koch li;ij a numbor ol teams and
about twonty men euirngcd cleaning out
. building cribbing, an '• tilling up
along the y. | olo highway. Tho
roo l Is drying up quickly und it promises
to be ni better shnpu than over.
I'ranh >.i • . Nay,
Wrltin ' under date ol S| ok ine, Prank
Watson says that he has not lost his ease
against ihe Arlington Mine .   t le naked
mencodon tho two miles of new  all affidavits of objected voters and lor an Injunction against tl omnany to
com
rond required to reach tho mina
When ih!- Is eoniplcted the whola
camp \\ ill feel tho bcin (its resulting
tllCl et'lOlll.
ih
tiptltillr Btrtko,
The roconi  ii iko on the lit ll, one
of the lii'public group, la developing
,:ave them loiwaidul t > Kaslo  o til compel them to i ink
e mrt i i lev! Ion, te a of charge.  A.II ?t "!' "
Intcri st tl sli ultl  -'.ne their cases to
l Im ai • nee.
boon tl mo and tii
bonds lead 111 pel
liins, has not vei
il i Hiding.
c lUntry; ami wnerci
of the government to protect its citizens from either an armed or an un-
nrmed force, cither of which may
threaten their very existence; and
whereas, there Is no other protection
from the above or other abuses except legislation; and whereas, we believe that labor Interests can best be
advauci d by the election ol a labor
representative; therefore, bo it resolv-
■ d: that we pledge ourselves to nominate and support a labor candidate
whose policy shall bo in accord with
our labor platform and pledged to
use his best efforts to carry same into
effect] and further, as the Martin
platform is the nearer-tin accord with
our platform, we hereby agree to run
our candidate as an independent supporter of our present premier."
The above was afterwards adopted.
Next came the selection of delegates
to attend a convention ol the riding,
which was announced would bo called for the selection of a labor candidate, To eeure n voice in Ihe sclec'
tion of the delegates those present
were invited tosign the platform and
ri - ilutlo i and pledge themselves to
support it.   Twentj names were put
on tlie roster, hut many of the audi-
en [tilt the hall at this point. Those
Selected by H nun llillloUS Vote to attend the convention were: J.A.Foley,
.1. Purvinnce, A, IC Teeter, and Q
McVaunel, The executive bar.'.
, mbrnces D, D. liobertson, •!. Koley.
A. B, Tcotcr, E. Lemleux and Ifrairfc
DIck' . ,    ,
\ desitlt ny d en ilon onsucd rem-
Puti'lotln Ciineort,
livers thin';- is In readiness for the
; :.'•' tU  COnci it   lonlghl  a:cl   tl
The Imi    'I   l.li ilte I train  son Ic ■
tocfl  itin June. Then they lot an live to tho action ul  the delegates to
lay over nights at Uosobory, ilio convention and ihe gen ral im-
ibor Interests In tho
ting ndlourneH
Tl BSO of   s
intcri.-: oi  lha
>im \s.
Ulnck 1
ipi'..'. l 11 the lupreme court.
ii ,ip, i j , lie   i«'ii,\ mi'',, .,ii.»    >.
aormloy, ro an  l""'!;l"! '",,1,1,',' l:i'""'
',,,,.,.. hHs been campaign.    I ..o mec
a»>o«i U.:i5,
 THE BOERS FLED
II
Roberts Laying His Plans to Make
Another Pasrdeberg.
i
it
Leeuw Kop, April 23.—The
Boers retired so quickly from
their positions here that they
left a quantity of ammunition and
many rifles behind them. When
the Warwickshire regiment took the
farm house at the foot of tbe ridge,
the Boers' pom-pom inflicting no
damage, the Welsh regiment advanced along the Warwickshires'
left and approached the ridge, experiencing a cross fire.
When the Boers fled, they were
obliged to move for some distance
along the skyline, and the artillery
planted a shell with great accuracy,
It burst just above the Boers, rolling over three horses.
It appears that Gen. Dickson met
with opposition, the Boers firing
their rifles at long range. Their
position was one of great natural
strength. Gen. Pole-Carew's admirable disposition of his force
thoroughly puzzled the Boers, who
were unable to see the direction of
the attack owing to a deep spruit.
The British artillery was unable to
join in time to reply to the Roer
gun, which was shelling tbe mounted infantry vigorously. The shells,
however, burst 300 yards high and
did no damage.
It is stated that Gen. Dewet holds
the waterworks with a strong force.
The Boers who held Leeuw kop
trekked to the eastward. General
French sent out a body of cavalry
to the south and a few shots were
heard, but apparently the Boers do
not hold strong positions anywhere
in close proximity to Leeuw kop.
■Sou 1 lie Nil Is Hi-lug Drawn.
London, April   24.—All attention
is  centered    on    the    interesting,
though complicated,situation on the
southeastern portion of the Orange
Free   State,   from  which developments of the most importance  must
ensue in the near  future.     General
Rundle, apparently, has   found   the
Boers confronting   him   at Dewets
Dorp stronger than he cares to  engage, so he is marking  time   pending the arrival   of support.    While
Gen. Rundle is   preparing to  strike
Dewets Dorp, Generals Brabant and
Mart are pushing along the frontier
of Basutoland, whence they will   be
able to frustrate any attack on Gen.
Rundle's right, and Generals French
and Pole-Carew arc hastening from
Bloemfoutein  to   bar   the Boer line
of retreat.
Work 4'nl Out lor I'rciK'li.
Iii the meantime the burgher
forces occupying Thaba  Nchu are
in u position to light a delaying action, giving Ihe Boer forces al
Dewets Dorp and Wepener time to
retire in case of defeat, audit seems
as though lien. French must dispose of this Thaba Nclut force before he can reach the rear of the
Boer forces opposing Generals Rundle and Bnibant, otherwise his
flank would be open lo assault. The
Boers driven out of Leeuw kop will
probably rally at Thaba Nchu,
where a stiff fight may be expected.
Should tbe British fail in this attempt to bring about another Paar-
deberg, it must immensely affect the
larger issues of the war, its it would
undoubtedly lead to a persistent repetition of the guerilla warfare
which has been largely responsible
for the stay of Lord Roberts at
Bloemfonteln   for  so many   weeks.
Trap Bel lor I'iiiiimIIiiiio.
During the course of General Anderson's advance on Leeuw kop, ihe
Canadians found themselves in a
tight comer on Sunday near Don-
kerpoort.        Ihe Canadian mounted
infantry, sent to reconnoitre tin
Boer   position,  approached within
300 yards of a hum living the hospital flag, under cover of which the
Boers opened Such a hot fire on Ihe
Canadian* that they were unable Iii
nttempt to retire until another force
Of Canadians covered   their   retreat
by threatening ihe rear of ihe Boer
position.
II... 1 Visions ol Vlrlor).
Pretoria,    April   .<\.     An   official
■t bulletin issued loday says:
fcpj'The federals continue their light* [
ing at Wepener and have captured
a herd of General Brabant's cattle
and horses.
"General Dewet's losses at Dew-
etsdorp were four men killed and
six men wounded. Twenty British
were captured, besides the killed
and wounded. The British appear
to be retiring beyond   Dewetsdrrp,
A V-m Cronje in the Field.
"Cronje # r?ports that with a
strong commando he attacked the
British' northeast of Boshof. A
heavy engagement followed and the
British were driven from kopje to
Kopje. The federals displayed great
courage and resolution and spiritedly engaged the enemy. Only two
burghers were wounded. The
British lost 15 men killed and left
three wounded and eight prisoners
in the hands of the burghers"
The Cronje referred to in the
above dispatch is Commandant
Cronje, the second son of the Boer
general who is now a prisonor on
the island of St. Helena.
A DYNAMITE GANG
Accused of Plotting to Wreck the Wel-
land Canal.
THE TRAP 18 SET
A Rapid Movement to  Cut Off the
Boer's Retreat.
THIS JAPANESE INVASION.
Nearly   3000   Came  to   Victoria Since
January  1—The Cause.
Victoria Colonist.
Altogether a total of 5026 Japanese have been brought from their
own country by the steamers touching at this port from the orient since
January 1, Of these, 2245 went on
with the ships that brought them,
leaving 2781 dropped at this city,
to be accounted for.
The reasons for the present  rush
are given in many forms,   while the
Japanese in   relation   to American
life, trade and conditions  comes  in
for equal variety of criticism.    It is
said the Japanese are leaving  their
own country in consequence of the
reported imminence of Russian war;
then again it is asserted the closing
of the gates of  Hawaii   has  turned
the volume of plantation   immigration hitherward.     The  opening of
tbe fishing season accounts for quite
a number,and the initiation ot large
railway   works   on   the   American
roads probably  explains  the  presence of a larger quota.
On the authority of a railway and
steamship man of prominence it is
asserted that not more than 15 per
cent of the incoming Japanese remain in British Columbia, while
quite 65 per cent go through a week
or two after landing to the United
States. The N. P. R. employs
tbem along its line, working 4000
at present; the G. N. R. has 1000
or more and will soon treble this
number; the C. P. R. gives its road
work to white men, and this explains the prcdeliction of tbe brown
people for both or either of the rival
lines.
Then comes another question.
Speak to the Japanese, and he will
tell you that more than half of these
arriving Japanese were here before,
or else had relatives here. They
travel more and spend their money
quicker than do their rivals, the
Chinese, and in the latter respect do
more perhaps for the country that
doesn't especially want tbem.
After the fishing season of last
year, according to one of the customs officials close in touch with
the interesting subject, more than
4000 Japanese went back from
British Columbia, visiting, their aggregate wages amounting to $600,-
000; while workers in the Cariboo
and other up country mines went
home with many thousands more.
These men returning form a
large proportion of tbe present arrivals. They also explain a point
raised by Ihe Japanese consul and
which otherwise would seem unintelligible.    Japan,   it   seems,   does
not allow unrestricted emigration of
ber people. One hundred and sixty
in any month is the limit that may
be sent to Canada, although those
wbo have previously been here may
naturally return just when it suits
their business or convenience.
Niagara Falls, Ont., April 23.—
Chief Young and Detective Main,
assisted by Buffalo detectives, have
unearthed a gang of dynamiters
operating from the Dolphin house,
Suspension Bridge, New York, the
Rosalie hotel here and Buffalo, N.
Y., by rounding up John Walsh,
aged 27 years, John Nolan, 35 years
of age, and Karl Dullman, all
of whom are charged with
having attempted to blow up
lock 24 of the Welland canal Saturday night.
The general impression is that
this gang has been operating as the
hirelings of capitalists to cripple
the Welland canal in order to divert the traffic of the upper lakes
from Montreal to Buffalo.
A detachment of the Forty-fourth
battalion is guarding the court
house to prevent any attempt of
a mob from Buffalo,.which, it is reported, is preparing to liberate the
prisoners.
The court house this morning
was crowded when the hour of trial
arrived. Among those present to
give evidence were American government secret service detectives,
After the reading of the charge
against the accused by Police Magistrate Logan, Solicitor McBurney,
on behalf of the three accused,asked
for immediate trial, but the magistrate refused and remanded the case
for eight days. The prisoners were
taken to Welland jail this afternoon.
ELECTION IS NEAR
It Will Shortly Follow Tarte's Return
from Paris.
Montreal, April 24.—It is announced here that the Hon. J. I.
Tarte will return to Canada on May
20. ' A local Conservative paper
couples with this the announcement
that the general elections are likely
to follow shortly after the minister
of public works returns.
Ottawa, April 24.—A caucus of
Conservative members was held
this morning, at which the sending
out of campaign literature was discussed. It was also decided to
make a vigorous protest in parliament against the delay in bringing
down certain departmental reports.
It was decided to insist on investigation into the charges of corruption in the Brockville and West
Huron election cases.
Tl ItKEl    MIST   PAY    IP.
Her Ambassador Rays Uncle Sain Will
Not Stand Procrastination.
Constantinople, April 24.—Tbe
porte has received telegrams from
the Turkish minister at Washington, Ali Ferrough Bey,pointing out
the bad impression created in the
United States by the non-payment
of the indemnity due, and announcing the determination of the Amer-
can government to insist upon a
prompt settlement  of the claims.
MISCELLANEOUS  NOTES.
Having proved his ability to hold
the fort, General White  is  to  be
made governor of Gibraltar.
Cubit is to have an election ol a
municipal governments on June 16,
but the people are not content with
an indefinite tutelage to tbe   United
l»r. II., 1 il, 11 on the War.
Hamilton, Out,, April 24.—Hon.
Dr. Borden, minister of militia, delivered an address at the banquet
of St. Georges society in this city
last night, in which he referred to
the important part Canada was
playing in the South African war
the result of which would tend to
bring about closer relationship between the mother country and her
colonies.
■hellingOH Ihe Vaal lllvcr.
Warrenton, April 23.—Shelling
was renewed this morning, the lire
being directed at the British river
redoubts, which are steadily being
pushed forward. Tbe Boers appear
to be in stronger force down the
river, and the yeomanry patrols are
frequently "sub ed." It is constantly believed that Important developments are not far off.
London, April 25.—4:37 p.  m.—
The   war   office   received  the  following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
Bloemfontein,    April   25.—Pole-
Carew's division reached Roodekop
yesterday   without  casualties.    Its
advance   was  covered by  cavalry
and  horse   artillery,   which  drove
back the enemy   with   heavy loss,
their dead being left on the ground.
The mounted troops halted for   the
night at Grootfontein  and at  7:30
this   morning   were   crossing   the
Modder river at  Valsbank,  in accordance  with  my  instructions  to
French to endeavor to place himself
astride the enemy's lines of retreat.
French's arrival  near  the   Modder
river evidently,   however,  alarmed
the Boers, for they evacuated  their
strong   position   near   Dewetsdorp
during the night and  it  was  occupied by  Chermside's  division   this
morning.
"The mounted infantry under
Ian Hamilton drove the enemy off
the kopjes in the neighborhood of
the water wotks without casualties
to our side.
"The Highland brigade marched
24 miles yesterday to support Gen.
Hamilton, and halted for the
night at Klip kral, four miles from
Sanna's post.
"Brabant and Hart are still a
few miles short of Wepener, and
the numbers of the enemy apptar to
have been somewhat increased during the last few days. But it is not
likely that there will be much
trouble in the neighborhood of Wepener, once Dewets dorp is occupied
by our troops.
"I inspected the city imperial volunteers battalion on their arrival at
Bloemfontein yesterday. They are
in fine form and look very workmanlike. 1 also inspected the first
company of the Imperial yeomanry,
which have arrived here. The men
turned out smart, and their horses
are in admirable condition."
Report tbat the Boera Were Trapped
Hershel, Cape Colony, April 24.
—It is reported that the British
have occupied Wepener, after heavy
fighting. It is also said that the
Boers are unable to escape to the
north and that great developments
iire expected.
London, April 25.—The indecisive actions and slow progress of
Generals Hart and Brabant are relatively unimportant, when compared with the progress of General
French, It is now evident that
Lord Roberts wishes not only to
deleat the Boers but to pen them in,
as at Paardeberg. For this end,
40,000 British troops are concentrating in the southeastern part of
the Orange Free State and are operating a ccording to carefully devised plans, in which delay may be
as much due to strategy as to necessity.
The success of this important
movement almost entirely depends
on General French. If he can sweep
down from the north with the rapidity of execution which he displayed at Kimberly and Paardeberg,
he will effect the same swift, sudden transformation which followed
the cavalry evolutions two months
ago. According to the last accounts he was pushing on successfully. Fvery day the Boers remain
iit Wepener improves General
French's chance of success.
To put a girdle round tbe
Iwenty-livelhousand Boers estimated
to be in tho southeastern part of the
Orange Free State, Lord Roberts
hits evidently taken large chances,
The British critics differ regarding
Ihe result, some declaring it is already impossible for the Boers to
escape from the net. There is a
general impression that Ihe advance
upon Pretoria will be taken up wlth«
out any reconcentration al Bloemfontein. With more than half the
British army stretched in echelon
across the Orange Free Slate such
a change in directions would indefinitely delay the accomplishment of
Roberts'   objective     move.    News
received  today   has   little  bearing
upon the question of the hour.
(Hen. Meyer Dead.
A dispatch from Durban, dated
April 24, reports that Gen. Meyer is
dead. He is known to have been
well on the previous day.
A Boer version of the recent British attack at Fourteen Streams says
that two Boers were killed and four
wounded. Little damage was done
to the camp, though it was vigorously bombarded.
AFTER THE TURK
Other Powers Join America in Demanding a Settlement.
Natives' Gallant Plant.
The arrival of Mafeking dispatches has reduced the interest and anxiety in regard to the fate of its  defenders.    Lady Sarah  Wilson's account   of the slaughter of 33 natives who went out from  Mafeking
last Friday to recover some cattle
which had been looted by the Boers
and who, while they were sleeping,
were surrounded by the burghers
and shot without quarter, apparently harshly misrepresented the action
of the Boers.    A dispatch received
by the Associated Press from Mafeking says  the natives in   question
were unauthorized raiders, and that,
instead of being  ruthlessly  slaughtered by the  Boers  while asleep,
they beat back the burghers, who
were obliged to get  reinforcements
of Maxims and Nordenfelds.    The
dispatch   adds:    "There     was  no
question of surrender.    The leader
of the natives rallied his men to the
last and the fight  progressed  from
the rising to the setting of the  sun.
Until their ammunition was finished,
the   natives fought,  and then   the
Boers killed all but  one, who,   hiding in the reeds, escaped."
Hatching Weary of Waltlug;
The correspondent concludes:
"Mafeking may be forgiven if it begins to"prefer some attempt at relief rather than empty congratulations for its gallant stand. Though
there is only sufficient to keep body
and soul together, it will never
dream of surrender. But it is very
weary of it all."
British Take Detvetadorp.
London, April 25.—2:25 p. m.—
Lord Roberts has telegraphed the
following message to the war office:
Bloemfontein, April 25—Dewetsdorp was occupied by Chermside
without opposition at 9:30 o'clock
this morning."
Boera Advance by Night.
Maseru, Basutoland, April 24.—
On the breaking up of the bivouac
this morning, General Brabant discovered that the Boers, who fell
back towards Wepener yesterday,
had advanced during the night several miles nearer to Strauss' farm,
which is a favorable position for resistance.
Another Attack on Dalgetly.
Colonel,Dalgetty's garrison was
severely attacked with six guns this
morning, probably with a view of
preventing him from}, assisting the
relief column. It seemed yesterday
that Dalgetty had practically been
relieved, but the offensive attitude
assumed by the Boers this morning
shows this idea to have been erroneous.    1
General Hart is now a few miles
behind General Brabant's division,
which is waiting for the former to
come up.
Thirteen British wounded were
removed to Mafeteng at midnight
and placed in the  English  church.
British a«iraaesfls Wow.
Maseru, April 24.—Evening.—
Generals Hart and Brabant covered
only a short distance today and,
finding a strong force opposed to
them, bivouaccd on the ground they
had occupied. The firing has been
desultory and the casualties very
slight. The British are edging up
to Ihe BMUtoland border.
Persistent rumors are in circulation that Commandant Olivier, with
1500 men, is preparing to attack
General Hart's rear.
There is no sign of the advance
of General Rundle from Dewetsdorp.
I'lrc In Ni-tsr Vorn.
New York, April 25.—Three persons were killed and three seriously
injured in a fire today in the six-
story tenement, 74   Forsyth   street.
Constantinople, April 25.—In
view of the steps taken by the United States government in regard to
the claims arising out of the Armenian massacres, the embassies of
Great Britain, France, Austria,
Italy and Germany have asked their
governments for instructions as to
making similar claims.
The promulgation of the irade
authorizing the building of the
American structures burned at
Kharput and the enlargement of
Roberts college is regarded as
showing clearly the desire of the
Yildiz Kiosk to be agreeable to the
United States, in the hope that the
latter will not press for the payment of the indemnity. The United
States government, however, has
no intention of abandoning its
claims.
WILL BE PUNISHED AT HOME.
United States Will Not Extradite the
Thorold Conspirator*.
Buffalo, Agril 25.—A special to
the Express from Washington says:
"The state department will continue its investigation in the Thorold affair with a view to punishing
the perpetrators, if they can be
found in this country. The extradition treaty will be strictly adhered
to as to its wording, however, and
as there is no provision for extradition in cases of conspiracy, the men
responsible for the explosion, if
found in this country, will receive
their punishment here, if at all. It
will not be possible to extradite
them under the terms of the treaty.
"England has not protested and
the state department is not expecting a protest."
No Evldeure ol Conspiracy.
New   York,   April,   25.—An  investigation extending over the   last
two months into the reports   that a
conspiracy had been planned in   the
United  States  against  Canada on
account     of   the     Boer   war   has
brought out nothing to substantiate
them,  says  a   Washington   special
to the   Herald.    This   investigation
was conducted as a result of  representations made to the state department by   the   British   government.
It is certainly a   fact,   according  to
the state department   officials,  that
no     evidence   has   been   obtained
showing that persons in this   country conspired to  blow up the Wel-
and canal.
Brabant and llart Fighting.
Aliwal North, April 24.—It is
reported that firing has been heard
between Zastrom and Wepener,and
it is believed that Generals Brabant
and Hart arc in contact with the
enemy. The Boers are so numerous that it took them two days to
cross the Caledon river at Barsard's
Drift.   	
FATE OF A MISER
Volney Bull Crushed to Death at a
Barn-Raising.
Dunkirk, NY., April a*.— Volney Bull, an eccentric farmer holding mortgages against 100 farms in
Chautauqua county, was crushed to
death today while assisting at a
barn-raising at bis home in Greenfields.
Bull has a terror of burglars and
ottcn went to jail, paying his board,
to enjoy safety, On one occasion
he was tortured by masked men
and forced to give up $1000 in cash.
He lived the life of a miser, although the richest farmer in Chautauqua county.
Dvnitinllers 'im ■*<• l'i»-n «,
Buffalo, N. Y., April 24.—An
afternoon paper says: "By descriptions fumilhed Ibis morning of the
three men charged with ill tempi ing
to blow up lock No. 24 of the Welland canal, there is an indication
that they are   Boer   sympathisers,"
 ENEMY DRIVEN OFF
The Relieving Army Drives Them
from Strong Positions.
■IV'I
London,   April  31, 6:18 p. m.—
The war office has   received the following dispatch from Lord Roberts:
I "Bloemfontein,   April 21.—Run-
SKle's force came in contact with the
r^enemy yesterday, four  miles southwest of Dewesdorp.    They occupied  strong positions   covering the
town.    The yeomanry and mounted
U infantry  seized    another   position,
|j/.which enabled  Rundle to drive the
/"'enemy  off   and   occupy  the   high
' ground  the enemy  hud been holding.    Rundle advanced  this morning early and is now again engaged
with  the  enemy.     Our  casualties
yesterday were two men   severely
. And Lieutenant O'Connor and seven
Oien slightly wounded."
Fight With Besleglug Boers.
Bloemfontein, April 20.—Continuing their march on Friday, Generals Chermside and Rundle came
'Into contact with the Boers near
Dewet's Dorp at noon. Fighting
Continued until dark, and was principally carried on by the artillery,
which temporarily silenced two
• Boer guns. The British command
the hills for miles around the Boers,
who are reported to hold strong positions, but are probably retiring.
The casualties on the British side
Were slight, and most of them occurred among the yeomanry and
mounted infantry. The firing was
at long range. None of the British
troops were killed.
Boers Stroii-rl) Heiuforced.
Maseru, Basutoland, April 21.—
The Boers around Wepener have
been reinforced and are now
Stronger than ever. The firing of
cannon and rifles, heard today in
the direction of Dewetsdorp, was
looked upon as meaning that relief
. was approaching. Heavy firing is
hourly expected. Two large Boer
forces left tbe vicinity of Wepener
this morning, one going in the direction of Dewetsdorp and the other
towards Rouxville.
The Boers are excited and jubli-
ant in consequence of President
Steyn's assertion that foreign intervention is certain and that it is the
only thing to continue the struggle
for a short time. Generals Dewet
and Olivier are inspiring the bur-
. ghers with inflammatory patriotic
speeches.
Several houses have been filled
with the Boer wounded and others
have been sent to Ladybrand.
Field Cornel Bouwert, who surrendered to tbe British and afterwards joined the Free Staters, has
been arrested by the Boers. His
wife offered £('100 bail for his appearance.     It was refused.
Boera Claim Mini) Prisoners.
Pretoria, April 21. — President
Kruger has received, through President Steyn, an official report sent
by Gen. Dowel under date of April
20 tq the effect that the latter still
surrounds Gen. Brabant's forces at
Wepener and had captured 115
prisoners, including the chief artillery officers. The report adds that
the British from Aliwal arc destroying farm bouses.
The Irish brigade paraded this
morning in front of President Kru-
ger's house and the president made
a speech to (hem.
ICellel Mi,mul Conic Tomorrow.
London, April 21.—Gen. Cherm-
side's and Gin. Rundle's divisions
were only 50 miles from Wepener
yesterday, and unless unfortunate
difficulties arise, they should be
getting into touch today with the
little colonial force, which is besieged, and by tomorrow have ac-
complishished its relief, the two
divisions being overwhelmingly superior to Ihe Boer forces.
As governor of the Free Slate,
Mai-Gen. Prettyman is organising a
corps of mounted police and dividing the country   into   sections lo be
administered by commissions, probably army officers,
Lieut.-Col, Girouard, director of
railroads, is forming a railroad
corps with prospect of permanent
employment, Man) of the colonials
have joined.
Methtieu Repulses Boer Attack
Boshof, Orange Free State, April
21.—At midday yesterday General
Mcthuen's field force at Swartzkop-
jesfontein was ordered to return to
Boshof. Its convoy extended over
six miles and with the escort took
up a position on a hill commanding
the road just in the nick of time, as
a force of 2000 Boers, wi'.ii two
guns and a pom-pom, suddenly appeared <n the vicinity and fired
heavily. The British however held
them in check until the column
reached a point of safety, when they
retired. The British had several
casualties. The Boers fought determinedly and must have advanced
to within 300 yards of the hill,
whence a concealed detachment of
the British opened a heavy fusilade
on them..
Bracing Up Boers With Lies,
Kimberly, April 20.—Boer official notices have been found placarded at Campbell and elsewhere,
saying that in the recent battles the
Boers captured 18,000 troops, 18
cannon and 800 wagons,and setting
forth that the burghers were full of
valor, that the outlook was bright,
and saying confirmation had been
received of the report that Russia
had invaded India with two and a
half million men. Another official
Boer notice appoints Gen. Lieben-
burg to command Griqualand West,
and warns all burghers to join under
penalty of punishment in accordance
with the martial law of the Free
State.
Canadian Dead and Wounded.
Toronto, April 21.—A Globe
special from Bloemfontein says:
"Private J. McMillan of Winnipeg,
an artificer, who came here with
the second contingent and was attached to the Thirty-eighth company of the army service corps,died
today (April 20). The following
were sent to England by the steamer Austral on April 5: Color Sergeant Thompson, Privates Loh-
man, Finch-Smiles, Beach and Carter of the Western company; Private Rae of the Toronto company;
Privates Craig and Maentette of
the London company; Private
O'Connell of the Ottawa company;
Privates Johnston, Durant, Frand-
shaw and McFarland of the New
Brunswick company. Most of
these men were wounded in the
ghting at Paardeberg.
NEWS FROM NOME
Scarcity of Wood the Great Question in
the Arctic Gamp.
TIIK   SI LTAN'S   NEW     STAND-OFF
He Denies That   American   Clulmunts
Arc Preferred Creditors.
Washington,April 23.—The state
depailment has received through
Lloyd Griscom, the United Stales
charge at Constantinople, the reply
of the Turkish government to
the latest representations of the
United Stiites touching the American missionaries' claims.
It is gathered that the very brief
outlines of the Turkish response
cabled from Constantinople, to the
effect that American claimants must
take their position along with those
of other nations, do not convey accurately the tenor of the whole note,
though it is admitted that it does
set out clearly one portion of it.
The opinion prevails in diplomatic
circles here that, assuming that the
Turkish government has insisted on
including the Americans' claim with
the others, it has played a diplomatic card of some strength, as it
places the United Stiites in a position of seeking to extort better
terms from the Turks than .are to
be accorded to the claimants oi
other nations,
The state department has determined not to abandon the preferential position respecting its claims
that it has secured through the sultan's own promises, so it is anticipated that an energetic response to
this last note will he sent lo the
ports through Mr. Griscom,
iiom lis    in iiiM.it    CHRISTIANS^
Forciicu Warships Son! t« Suppress the
Chinese Fanatics,
Tientsin)  April  33, Members of
the  Boxers   Society   on   Saturday
fnasacred many Chinese Catholics
near Pao Ting l*"u in the province ol
Pe Chi Li, southwesl of.Tlenstln,
The German gunboat litis arrived
ill Taku Saturday. Cither foreign
war vessels have Iclt for those
waters,
Victoria, B. C, April 21.—C. P.
Dam and Capt. Hecklman of Nome,
formerly of Seattle, who left there
January 24, and came by the Kat
mai route, arrived in Victoria as
passengers on the Cottage City this
morning. They brought out the
U. S. mail and completed the last
stage of their journey in company
with J. D. Morgan and John Fredericks, also from Nome, but formerly of San Francisco, who had
left fully a month in advance of
them.
It has been a quiet winter at
Nome, according to Mr. Dam, and
while there has been considerable
scratching of the country ir> all directions, no really notable new discoveries have been reported since
the last advices from the camp were
sent forward.
The great difficulty of the Nome
camp has been during the now ending winter, and still is, the scarcity
of fuel. The cold is piercing and
the problem of getting sufficient
wood to keep the cabin holders
from freezing has become very
erious. For miles east and west-
of Nome all the wood had been
gathered up before January and
consumed, and miners' meetings
were talked of for the purpose of
compelling a sharing up by those
who thriftily had gathered a store
of wood, when it was available for
the purpose of ground thawing.
Stealing from the piles having
grown common, it had become the
practice, even before Mr. Dam
started out, for the wood owners to
mount guard day and night,
rifle in hand, over their
property. The current price
of beach wood on January 20 was
S40 and $50 a cord (of most inferior
quality), while coal was quoted at
from Si 25 to Si so per ton. There
is a fortune in it for the first steamer
that lands fuel in the camp this
spring.
Good reports continue to reach
Nome from the Port Clarence district, Norman Smith, the United
States deputy mineral and land
surveyor, and Charles L. Cole be
ing among the latest to return from
the port. Each had staked and
recorded a number of claims.
At Norton Bay, Christmas was
followed by a series of tragedies.
These included the killing of a man
named Wright, and the slow death
by starvation and cold of another
named Keyser, the disappearance
of a third, Scott, and the accidental
death of Haines, a fourth.
The Cottage City brought upwards of forty passengers, many of
whom were from Dawson, having
left there as late as the third of the
present month.
DAY AND NIGHT
The Struggle Near Wepener Continues
in Rain Storms.
I him/on* Among the lloera.
London, April 21.—A letter from
a nurse in a hospital at Capetown
says the medical officers, for sanitary reasons, forced a number ol
Boer prisoners to bathe in the river
behind the hospital. Several of them
absolutely refused to strip and,
when forced to do so, it was found
they were women in men's clothes.
The writer adds "quite a number of
the dead on battlefields have been
found to be women similarly disguised and, worse than this, it has
often been these women wbo were
guilty of atrocities, killing the
wounded,    etc.,    mentioned  in   the
dispatches."
Boer Camp, Thahanchu, Orange
Free State, April 27—Fighting continues day and night at Jammers-
burg drift, The English trenches
are so full of rain that tbe men have
been obliged every now and then to
clamber to the banks, only to be
shot down. The Boers were so
drenched on Saturday that they
were unable to sleep, so they started
a debate on the subject of tbe good
to be derived from virtue and courage. The discussion lasted most ot
the night, shells at intervals interrupting the speakers.
Robertson's lower mill is reported
to have been captured April 21, and
it is said that the Cape mounted
rifles have lost during tbe siege 120
out of 500 men. The British prisoners defy the. burghers to capture
Colonel Dalgetty's camp, even if the
British arc not reinforced. A surprising number of relatives are fighting on opposite sides  at   Wepener.
Boer Movement Fails.
Wakkerstroom, April 22.—Evening.—After yesterday's shelling, it
was expected that the Boers would
open again, but Colonel Brabazon,
with the yeomanry, made a thorough scout to the left. The Boers
endeavored to turn the British right,
but the movement was detected by
the yeomanry and mounted infantry,
and the guns opened fire and drove
them off, greatly extending the position. None of the Boers' guns
were in action. There were no
Btitish casualties. Many of the
Boers are moving southward.
»i..ii v c of Hun- movements*
New York, April 2$.— Isaac N.
Ford cables to the New York
Tribune from London:
"Light has been thrown upon
the mysterious opetations in the
southeastern section of the Free
Stile. The Boers have been less
intent upon raiding the main British line of communications than
upon holding possession of the
granaries between Wepener and
Ficksburg, and drawing off General
Roberts' forces from a direct advance northward. They have from
Wepener to Harrismitli a base well
stocked with good supplies and
well suited for guerilla warfare.
Reports oi the strength of their
forces in the mountainous districts
are exaggerated, but with the advantage of ii hilly country and roads
impassable for British artillery, a
few commandos can do much to
harass the Hank ol General Roberts'
army. It now seems probable that
General Roberts has adapted himself to these tactics and, without
abandoning his direct line ol advance, may swep the eastern border iis he goes and carry out a wide
turning movement. Otherwise the
relief oi Wepener would have been
left to Brabant and Hart, who are
advancing northward through Roux-
i villa.
Two strong divisions are ap-
I proaching Wepener through Dewetsdorp and it is conjectured that
there may be another one headed
directly toward Ladybrand. The
British preparations arc made on so
large a scale that she relief o( the
small colonial force at Wepener is
likely lo prove an incident rather
than the main motive. When tha
garrison has been rescued, Ladybrand may be   occupied and   I'ieks-
burgapproached, The huge British force will be in the right quarter
for turning the  Ventersburg-Sene-
TO NEWSPAPER MEN!
FOR SALE.
A Paper Folder, a Washington Hand  Press,
a Cylinder Press.
Also the "Trail Creek News" and plant.
for particulars, address
WIIIIAM K   t.SIIINIi, RoBBland.
kal line  of entrenchments   and for
clearing the eastern frontier."
London, April 23.—General Rundle is evidently advancing towards
Wepener, every step being closely
contested by the Boers. From the
republican side, there is a good deal
of interesting news today. A Tha-
banchu dispatch, dated April 20, reports the arrival there of Commandants Dewets and Villiers and an attack upon 3000 British under General Gatacre. The latter, of course,
is a misstatement, and probably
General Rundle is referred to. The
British, it is added, occupy some
kopjes, but their left wing was
driven back. The Boer loss was
one killed and five wounded.
Ilrl tisli Patrol < npturcd.
From Brandfort comes the news
that on April 21 a British patrol of
ten men ventured to that place
and suffered the loss of one killed
and two men captured, including
a Free Stater, who was leading
the party.
A Pietoria dispatch dated April
21 says the latest official news was
tint fighting was proceeding within
half an hour's march ol Dewetsdorp
with no recruits.
To Take Cure of Boer  Prisoners
The Transvaal government, it is
added, is to be allowed to send a
clergyman to St. Helena, and also
a neutral consul to watch the interests of the prisoners, in the same
manner as Mr, Adelbert Hay guards
the interests ot the British in Pretoria.
A proclamation has been issued,
prohibiting the working of tbe
mines on Sunday, and inflicting
punishment on managers paying
over a pound a month to natives.
From Ladysmith todav comes a
dispatch saying all is quiet and that
Boer guns are silent.
Mo \ civs ol' Roberts' Advance.
There is nothing from Bloemfontein to indicate the progress of the
preparations for the main   advance.
At Capetown a government contractor named Ball has been arrested for harboring three escaped
Boer prisoners, dressed as clergymen. The prisoners were sent
back to Simonstown, whence tbey
bad esciiped.
Canadians Are with Itobcrts.
Toronto, April 23.—The Globe's
correspondent with the first contingent cables from Bloemfontein under date of April 21 as follows:
"The Canadians moved this afternoon to Springfield, six miles east
of this place. Jobn A. h'wan has
arrived here."
Ewan is the Globe correspondent
with the second Canadian contingent. His arrival at Bloemfontein
indicates that the second contingent
will take part in the movement toward Pretoria, which has probably
commenced.
Hospital Slilp Maine Arrives.
Southampton, April j;v -The
United Stiites hospital ship Maine
arrived here from South Africa this
afternoon, unexpectedly curly, with
Lady Randolp Churchill on board.
Immediately after the vessel was
moored, the Netley and other officers
boarded the Maine, and within an
hour all the wounded men were removed in ambulances and placed on
board a train bound lor Netley.
A Hill lor 10,000 Army Horses.
Chicago, III,, April 31.—An
English army eaptain and a special
commissioner called upon a firm oi
horse dealers at the stock yards
yesterday to ascertain what they
would charge for 10,000 horses for
the English government for service
in South Africa, The firm submitted estimates in the neighborhood
of $100,000) and they were sent to
England by cable.
Toronto, April 21,—The imperial
officers sent out to purchase remounts for the army in South Africa are meeting with success and
expect to have the firstconsignment
ready for shipment from Montreal
by May 1.
TRUST1NR0BERTS
No One Questions Justice of His Criti-
cifm of Buller.
London, April 21. — It is marvellous to note the wholeheartedness
ol the English public trust in
Lord Roberts in bis criticism regarding the engagement al Spion
Kop. Not one paper has attached
to his criticism of General Buller—
his predecessor in the command—
one iota of unfairness or sell-interest. This, perhaps, is explained by
the universal recognition of the fact
that the field marshal has little to
gain by this campaign, and that he
gave up all to which long and brilliant service entitled him, in order to
serve his country. Whatever the
outcome of the Boer war, Lord Roberts' name would stand in England's military annals as one of tbe
most successful and best-loved of
her commanders. This fact is ever
before the public, and they believe
their commander-in-chief in South
Africa to be miles above any jealousies or rivalries that might actuate
other generals.
Democratic Kin;; Oscar.
The visit of King Oscar oi Sweden to England, though undertaken
incognito, has attracted a surprisingly small amount ot interest. The
spectacle of that monarch—burly,
despite his 71 years, and standing
head and shoulders above his fellows—pushing his way past the station barricades to shake hands with
the Swedish workmen, who had
cheered him as he entered the London depot, can for impulsiveness be
scarcely exceeded in the actions of
the most democratic ruler.
Turkey Hut inn Ills Units.
The possibility of trouble between
the United States and Turkey has
attracted passing comment in England, though the average newspaper
reader is much more interested iu
the Croton dam situation, In connection with tbe former subject, tbe
Birmingham Post is responsible for
the statement that Turkey has
placed several important commissions with the Krupps, to be completed before the end of the year,
which include better machine guns
than are at present used b) any
European power, and 10,000 mau-
sers, which, immediately upon their
receipt, will be delivered to the
Turkish first army corps.
Spain SltOWS IliiiilslulK
Spain is apparently seared by a
post helium publication showing
how many authorities thought the
United States would have been well
advised immediately to attack the
Canaries, for Premier Silvela's ministry is now sending to these islands
a number oi heavy guns for defensive purposes. One ol the most
frequent comments heard in English naval circles is that America
should have captured the Canaries
at the outbreak of the Spanish war.
Ill.OOnV  WIIK'S  WORK IN Ll /.ON
English capture Camphor monopoly,
Tacom 1, April S3.—-Oriental advices iust received state that Samuel
& Co., an English linn, have outbid
Americans and other foreign firms,
and secured the   Formosa  camphor
monopoly for ten years.
Americans  Accounted lb*   1000 Fill*
piiios with Slight Lose,
Manila, .April j;,.—The last week
has been the bloodiest of the war
since the first day's fighting around
Manila. Authentic reports, mostly
official, show ;i total of 378 Filipinos
killed, 1 i officers and 244 men captured and many more wounded.
The number of them is hard to
guess. Considering that the Filipinos entire!) lack hospital facilities,
ii great majority of the wounded will
die.
Probably the week's work finished
1,000 insurgents. The American
total loss was i\\L' killed, Hi wounded. Two sergeants and one private
were killed in ambushes, while
escorting provision trains.
MISCELLANEOUS   NOTES,
Competition between cities is
growing too hot iov comfort when
it leads to dynamite plots   like   thai
at Buffalo.
Judge Spinks has void ihe 11. C,
No, j in Summit camp to Jonathan
Millei and J, B, Mi I..nen, ol Vancouver, for $5000,
 K
tin. DRILL, SLOCAN, B. <•'., APK1L 27, muO.
THE SLOCAN DRILL
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Transient advertisements at same ratus
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Locals will he charged 10 cents u line
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Commercial Hates made known upon
application.
The Subscription is $'_' per year, St.icily in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
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Slocan, B, C.
DRILL   POINTS.
Jish stones are in circu-
FK1DAY, APRIL 27th, 1900.
EMTOUIAL   CKOPri.NOS.
The scene of labor troubles has
been moved from the Slocan to Na-
naimo, where the Dunsmuir miners
are on strike for more pay. Here is
nn opportunity for Smith Curtis to
get m his auger.
John Houston has announced himself as a candidate for Nelson at the
provincial elections, He is an anti-
party man. The people of Nelson
appear to ho in the Czar's favor, but
what will become of Joseph when
John goes to Victoria ?
The Drill has been threatened
with a deluge of political effusions
from various sources. Don't waste
your energies, excited quill pusher,
as the office hoy is overworked now
in piling away rejected manuscripts.
' A persuader to the tune of ten cents a
, jinc would cause u slight relaxation
of the prohibitive restrictions,but not
otherwise.
Each week witnesses greater activity in the Slocan ami more mines in
operation. The Four Mile camp will
once moic be in full swing after the
1st of May, Businessmen feel happier, the miners are contented, the
niine-owircrs urbane and pleasant,
and even the C.P.R. officials appear
more comfortable. "What a contrast
to the past winter.
The chaotic condition of the provincial political arena has been somewhat cleared up during the week.
Numerous candidates have been nominated by their supporters and more
interest is being evinced in the contest. So far the mass of opinion seems
to be against the introduction of party
lines. Some shape is being taken in
the situation in the Slocan liding.and
it looks very much as If it would re-
"solve itself into a throe cornered
fight at least.
Some tall
lation.
Percy Dickenson will bo here by
the 2nd of Jlay.
Several well-defined jags were in
evidence of late,
Commercial men arc seen more
frequently in Slocan.
Tuesday night a social dance was
held in the .Music Hall.
B. J. Fell made a special trip to
the Smuggler this week.
E»gsare selling nt eastern prices
here: three dozen for 50 cents.
La grippe has been epidemic of
late, claiming a host of victims.
Blako Wilson, of Nelson, was a
welcome visitor to Slocan Tuesday.
An eight-pound rainbow trout was
caught in the river Tuesday by a fly,
A pile, driving outfit arrived Monday from Nelson for use at tho wharf
here.
"When finished, Mrs. Blench will
have one of the neatest residences in
town.
J. Kae's residence has been adorned by the painter's brush during llic
week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T.Thompson returned from their honeymoon on Saturday.
John Sontcr, mate of the Slocan,
has been oil' duty this week through
illness.
Bobby Allen has his full pack train
here now and ready for ihe season's
business.
The Nelson Tribune was singed by
lire Tuesday night. It Issued as usual,
however.
A carload of coast llooring, ceil ins,
sash and doors just arrived. McCallum & Co.
Gold Commissioner Turner has returned to Nelson from his visit to the
Old Country.
J. C, McCalltim's cottage has been
under the painter's hands this week.
It looks well.
J. (I. McCallum will erect a new
residence closer to the business portion next month.
T. D. Woodcock & Co. have had
their block under Billy Kerr's skillul
brush this week.
Sloan Bros, will improve the old
Victoria premises on Dclaucy avenue
by a nobby fence,
James H. Ashdown, the noted
Winnipeg hardware man, was in
town during the week.
Married, in Naknsp, on April 22,
by tho Rev. (' !■'. Vates, Mrs. L. A.
Snowman to A. S. Blondln.
Bruce White, manager of the Mol
ly Gibson, and wife, pas; d through
here Wednesday for Sandon.
John Keen, of Kaslo, is a candidate
\ for the coining elections, as a Btrflight
Conservative and the business men's
nominee.
: for the. nomination of a labor candi
; date in this riding. They went U|
1 yesterday "morning.
To Rent.—I am prepared to fix up
I at short notice a five or seven-roomed
house, at Brandon, for a desirable
tenant. Water connections; rent
reasonable. Will sell on easy terms.
av. II. Brandon.
J. Sloan is superintending the operations of the first incubator in the
Slocan and it is working well. Close
to 300 eggs aro In course of transformation, so that the poultry supply for
the winter is assured.
On May 80 and 31 the first svnod
of the new Anglican diocese of Kootenay will be held at, Nelson for the
drafting of a constitution ami bylaws
ami the selection of a bishop. Nakusp,
New Denver ar.d Slccan will be represented.
Angus Molnnes, mining recorder
at New Denver, and his family spent
Sunday in town. He states the Lucerne is filling up with people, considerable bulldlnggolngon and more
in sight, while the outlook of the town
is better than ever.
I.
&
Leave Your Order With
aeagEgegcycE 1 -o-rr
SLOCAN, B. C.
Dealers in Groceries, Pro=
visions, Boots, Shoes,
and Clothing.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Hoarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable* Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at tho
Office:
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.
Gwiiliiri & Jolmson,
MINING  ENGINEERS
AND ASSAVEUS.
Slocan, - - B. C
j. i. mm
ii
B. A. So.
The practical ethics ol socialism
arc making great headway in the
west. Hugh John Macdonald Is
Spreading its tenets, perhaps unconsciously, In Manitoba, and every
platform in sight in our own provincial political lumber yard Is full
charged with .in- same, commendable
'material. Our politicians are imbibing the socialistic ozone In large
doses, for they know it is the elixir
of life to this and coming generations,
'.Public franchises for the public and; ,l,r ,1:(' da>
freedom for all are powerful levers
with the masses.
Billy Callnnan arrived In town during tho week. Since his rai>e out of
ihe Molly Gibson he has been touring
tl.e Slates.
Provincial Land Sur=
veyor & Mining
% Engineer,
slogan, - -       B. c.
(X3Q.O ±z5*ul117
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited. [
SLOCAN, B. C.
Notice*
The auriiversarv parade of Slocan
Lodgo No. 40, L0.0.F. will bo held on
Sunday, April 29th, LOCO, to the Presbyterian church. The brethren will meet
at the hall. Main street, at 2 o'clock
■harp. Visiting brethren cordially invited.
J.T. BEAUCHESNE, N.<
The Mvroutt Branch
of the W.C.T.U,, Slogan,
Meets tho second Thursday of each
month, at. 3 p.m.    Next meeting
in.the Presbyterian church,   All
meetings open to those wishing
to join.
Mas. YV. J. Am.iikwi-.,    Mbs. T. B, Ham.
President,       Cor. Secretary.
H. D. CURTIS,
Notary
Public.
Mines,   Real Estate
ancc, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles
nished.
Slocan,
A. David,
THE HINER'S TAILOR,
For a Nice Spring Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      We use o iiy .
Trimmings and tho Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoffloe,
3D. ID., IR-oToertson,
Dealer in
Furniture, Carpets,
Linoleums, Etc., Etc.
ft Best of EvOTtlii .stays Kepi is sii
Insur-
Fur-
B. C.
The lake has risen rapidly dnring
the week, and the railway transfer
apron   has   to be pushed up every
other day
Several carloads of old rails have
been placed aa ballast on the track
to the railway slip, owing to the rising water.
'.  (Icorge headed a Ashing
f three to '.vans creek Inst
week and registered a catch ol 105
\V.
party
Slocan owes much to the operation
of the Arlington mine, as to it le
largely duo the present solidarity of
the town. The management contributes directly to Ihe welfare of the
place by purchasing supplies here,
and by employing so many men
'whose earnings are expended among
local business men. To this debt will
be added the final completion of the
much agitated wagon road to the
Arlington basin, proving of material
assistance to soorcsof likely prospi cts.
This greatly needed highway will be
built Without awaiting  the pleasure
of a capricious government, si. can
would like lo have, several more. Arlington* assisting her progress and
'growth,	
The purifiers ol the voters' list have
been mit-inanoiivred  by  the same
law which hns permitted them to stir
up so much trouble,   ai least, their
scope lor operation has become olr
cnmsorlbcd.   Ii appoars no objection
can be Bled with the collector under
thirty days' notice previous to the
sitting iithe court of revision, so thai
Bcoresol new names sent in of Into,
will remain on the list undisturbed
by the meddlesome actions of notor
lety seekers,  i If cour le, their \ jte
■an be challenged nt  the polls, bm
that cuts little Ice,   This one (act  i-
assured, however, the atniOSplli   ■
the Slocan has bee me sudd nlj
tharged with sul] liuro i iJ i ulntl
in,Ihitiij but •  inplluu ntnry i) tho
isl   itors of tho mi ictiief.
ll. ii. Lewis, C. P. R. engineer, bas
been making frequent trips here of
late, keeping an eye on the condition
of the wharf.
A beautifully dovi loped case of the
jim-jams found lodgment In tho Das-
lib; Saturday  afternoon.    It was an
Imported article.
Purviance Bros., E Lomieux and
A, R. Dolderston havo greatly improved their respective premise bj
the election of neat fences.
Mike Darraugh is among the number ol prole-ted citizens,   Mike avi rs
his vote la one of tho family heirlooms
and he prizes it above worth,
As an evidence of how Tin. Ditn.i,
is prospering) it may   bo cited  that
seven subscribers wero attached to
the honor roll on Wednesday,
('harlcs Wilson, lender of the Con-
orvatlvo party In ihis pr<>\ InceJ has
written, staling ih.it ho hopes to bo
hero hortly to addrci b the clcctoi s,
Next Sunday afternoon tho Oddfellow • will hold their annual church
parade to the Presbyterian church,
l'e\. 0. I''. i'atCH being the preaeher.
Various causes tended to make last
Tuesday night's mci ting of the Social
Science i'lull slitnly attended.    Phc
subject of debate was udjounii il lor a
week.
le v. Mi . rs, Roberta, of New Den
ver, and Snnl ird, ol Sandon, passed
don n I'm- day, to attend the district
meeting i f the Methodist church at
Nelson.
\ large number of mi n have been
pa bIi ' up   nd down the I
ft'i i!..   Tin day i \ t nil k :i w«v< of
i It;   w*i pi over th vat    is ho
n 'own.
H tho M! I       ■ in
Weill     I ■-. in.-1 ' .1  t       ui'ell
bteOJ Melml     \\,     I I
I
Pioneer Lively
axid Feed Stables,
Slocan,  P.. C.
General Packing and forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
R. E. ALLEN, - Manager
J. H. Howartii,
Expert Watchmaker.
Hall a  century at the  bench.    All
kinds of artificial work repaired.
Prompt attention to watch' • i nd
and jeweleryseiit by mail or <-x
n'oss for  repairs,    full  line i f
The Slocan
City Hospital
is prepared to
receive Patients.
DR. BENTLEY,Slocan, B.C.
SLOCAN PHARMACY.
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Prescriptions
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail   Orders   receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE, DRUGGIST,
Slocan and Greenwood, B, C.
Ml PaciuG Mm
AND SiiO LINE.
1 let ween
ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC
The direct route from
Kootenay Country
on baud. All work
press lor
Watches,  Jewclcry and Plated
Ware a!way
guaranteed.
Slocan,
T<
Point., Last and West.
IU.
B. C
m
TINSMITH   AND  PLUMBER.
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Qraniteware on hand.
first Class Sleepers   on   all   Trains
from Revelfitokb and Kootenay
Landing.
Tourist Cars diibsMedicine Hat dally
for St. Paul;  Sundays and Wed-
ncsdays for Toronto; Fridays
for Montreal and Boston.
Same cars pass Revelstoko one day
earlier.
MAIN 8T1
KEI
'. SLOCAN.
A.
c
SLOCAN,
CONNECTIONS.
REYEL8T0KE AND  MAIN   LINE POINTS
.eie>..- i;iiU Sfocan Oltyare*Sun !K.""
ROS9LAND, KEL80N, THE  CROW'S NEST
BRANCH ami BOUNDARY COONTRYl
I2.20es Ban lv Slocan City ar ex Stan 11.80
TO \ND PROM SLOCAN   LAKE POINTS!
0.00 ex Bun lv Slocan City a rex Sun 11,80
12.00 ex BttnlvBlooan City are* Sun 16.00
TO AND FROM BANDONl
12.00ex Sun lv Slocan CH y srex Sun ll
.30
Ascertain rates and full iiifnriiintioti.hy
addressing tho nearest local agent, or—
GEO, T. MOI'R,
Agent, Slocan City
\v. l". Anderson, Tray, Pilss, Agt.,Nelson
.) Coyle, A 0.1'. Agent, Vancouver.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
1 ). A mot,
GENERAL MERCHANT.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
in Flour, Hay and Feed ot all Kinds.
riain Streel   Slocan.
fei ''.is Cash.
Furniture manufactured
and General Jobbing
attended to with promptitude.
SLOCAN,
B.   C.
Tlie
"Victoria, Hotel,
SLOCAN,  B.  C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the flarket.
THOHAS SLOAN, Pro
Tlxe
^rlixigton
Hotel
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Propriety
Hotel
Roy a 1
;locan,
B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Count
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar
richly stocked and the Dining Room Al.
THOMAS LAKE. '
I he
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
pmt if Jeff
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for tli
who tarry within a while with him.
N HOUSE
SLOCAN, B. C.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past its  door '
you are dry, weary or huiiji
A. E. TEETER,
Proprietor
IcCallutn c& C
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Queued a Lane Stt ol' Ne«
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
Blacksmith Coal.
Main   Street, - «• Sloca;i.

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