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Vol. I,     No. i
Items of Interest  Round
the World.
The Doings of Conspicuous Persons
Afecting Canadian Interests.
of  lead  is
The  London  price
quoted at .£11 3s 9d.
Thanksgiving Day has been fixed
for Thursday Ootober 12,
W. R. Rose has been nominated
Conservative oandidate for Fernie.
A new steamer service has been
instituted between Vancouver and
The delegates of the Imperial
Chambers of Commerce are touring
the west.
Another property on Poplar
oreek has been Bold. The prioe
was $40,000.
Dan Munn still insists that his
Canada Northern will run from
ocean to ocean.
The Prinoe Edward Islanders are
nominating candidates for the next
general election.
The Shamrocks of Winnipeg have
challenged for the Minto Lacrosse
Cup for next year.
The formation of a Highland re
giment of four companies at Hamilton has been approved.
An Italian is seeking a grant
of 100,000 acres from Ontario
for the' settling of Neapolitans.
The Dominion parliament is sitting today for its 176ih day, the
longest session by four dayB on record.
The Dominion customs revenue
for August was $3,907,767, an increase of $581,311 over August of
last year.
The Dominion House of Commons has bad an all night sitting
over the passage of the Grand
Trunk railway.
The case of the C. P. R. against
the Great Northern for orossing
their tracks near Vancouver is to
heard at Ottawa next Saturday.
The provincial government is
urging Ottawa to commence work
upon the Grand Trunk from the
British Columbia end, and further
to allow to be employed no Asiatio
The King has returned to England.
The population of Ireland shows
a decrease for 1902.
Lord Roberts will not be able to
viBit the United States this year.
The Alaska Boundary commission will finish oral argument on
Ootober 9.
A London firm has been discovered to be shipping rillos to the
Mad Mullah.
India proposes to spend $150,-
000,000 in the next 20 years for
improving irrigation.
Lord Kitchener has nearly completed his plan for the reorganization of the Indian army.
Chief Justice Alverstone has been
chosen ohairman of the Alaska
Boundary Commission.
The by election in Argyllshire
has gone dead  against Seoretary
Chamberlain, the government losing a supporter.
Andrew Carnegie is a partial
convert to Chamberlain's poliay,
finding British public opinion generally against him.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
has declared he has no intention
of retiring from the leadership of
the Liberal party.
Sir Harry Johnston, the Afrioan
traveller will contest a by eleotion
at Rochester, .England in opposition to Chamberlain's policy.
Tlje Rt. Rev. F. Bourne, R. C.
Bishop of Southwark fills the archbishopric of Westminster made vacant by the death of Cardinal
Bar silver is quoted in New York
at 56| oents.
Greece wishes to annex the island of Crete.
The Turks are getting the upper
band in Albania.
A French fleet may be despatched to Turkish waters.
A Russian explorer has succeeded in reaobing Lhassa, Tibet.
The King has being paying a
visit to the Emperor of Austria.
Swarms of Bulgarians are flocking to the Macedonian standard.
Russia has launched a battle
ship of 13,000 tons displacement.
A railway accident in North
Carolina has killed several people.
There has been a heavy landslip
in the Savoy Alps causing mnch
A thousand militia are to be
sent to Cripple Creek to overawe
the strikers.
There has been another contest
with insurgents in the Philippines
near Cavite.
The Macedonian village of Stoi-
lovo has been completely wiped
out by the Turks.
Pennsylvanian miners may go
out on strike despite the efforts of
President Mitchell.
Henry Bratnober has rescued
from starvation on the trail, several
Tanana stampeders.
In consideration of a cash settlement Prussia has surrendered its
claims to Altenberg.
The first sitting of the Hague
tribunal on the Venezuela imbroglio ended in a fiasco.
A negro organization of Boston
has declared against Booker Wash
ington as a negro leader.
An Austrian steamer is reported
to have been blown up by Bulgarians on its way down tbe Danube.
A train de luxe of five palatial
oars is to be plaoed on the run between New York and San Francisco.
Venezuela is persecuting and
killing foreigners who dare to present claims against the government.
Tho rejeotion ol the Panama
Canal Treaty by Colombia has
caused a revival of the revolt on
the Isthmus.
.Russia, with its vast Siberian
forests, opened by the new railroad,
is becoming a serious competitor
in the Oriental lumber trade.
The indict ment of the Seattle
Grand Jury against Chief of Police
Sullivan for malfeasance in office
has been thrown out by Judge
Come and see us at   the  Strand, you
will be treated right Green & Comerford
New Phase in the History of the
Kootenay Mine.
Recent Visit of Manager Thompson to Mexico and
the Temporary Closing of the Kootenay
The Kootenay mine has now shu
down tight. Manager Thompson
on being interviewed on the matter
deolared that he was very sorry on
acoount of his men who had been
so long with him and who had now
to be scattered. He could not say
when the mine would be reopened.
He admitted that the mine had
done far better than any one had
expeoted, but that his ore would
not bear the rates that the smelters
were now charging, without quickly exhausting the life of the mine.
He did not propose to do that and
the* directorate were quite satisfied
with the action taken. As soon as
other arrangements oould be made,
the mine would be reopened.
Reading between the lines of
this somewhat noncommittal interview, bearing in mind the transfer
of the shipments from Trail to
Northport, the abandonment of the
tramway to the C. P. R. traok, the
raise in the smelter rates (already
done in the case of the St. Eugene,
with the result of that mine remaining shut/, the known inten
tion of the mine to put in their
own reduction works, the abandonment of the Pohle Croasdale process and the recent visit of Manager Thompson and Direotor Mac-
Lean to Durango, Mexico, where
pyritic smelting under difficult
conditions, iB being successfully
carried out, it is easy to perceive
the intentions of the company. If
they can get a permanent. rate
from the smelters the mine will
reopen and ship at once. If not a
reduction works will be erected.
The latter course means multifold
arrangements as to site, water,
transportation, marketing of ore
and a hundred details which must
be worked out before the plans can
be perfected.
As the Kootenay has been proved
to be a mine of considerable value,
there is no use or wisdom in tbe
directorate gophering the property
ing order to share a fleeting profit
with the smelting companies. In
the meantime the other properties
of the mine will continue developing.
Three Straight Heats Won
by the Reliance in Fifteen Days.
Don't forget the Woodmen's
danoe at tne Miners Union hall,
Monday Evening, September 7.
he long drawn out agony of the
America Cup raoe was finished by
the Reliance winning on Thursday
last. The defender won three
straight heats.
To accomplish this.result there
were no less than nine attempts.
On August 20, the race could not
be finished in the time limit. This
wan again the case on August 27,
August 31 and September 1—four
days. On August 29 there was
the exceptional circumstance of a
gale, and on September 2 there was
a dead calm. It is about time the
course were changed.
Don't forget the Woodmen's
danoe at the Miners Union ball,
Monday Evening, September 7.
Manager Couldrey Confident of Success of Elmore Process.
Legations in Danger
London, Sept. 5—The Porte
has officially notified the
European powers and the
United States that it cannot
be responsible for the safety of
the legations at Constantinople.
The Elmore concentrator, going
up on the Le Roi No. 2 for the
treatment of its low grade silicions
ore, is rapidly nearing completion
and should be in operation by the
end of the month or the begining
of next. Great care has been exercised both in the selection of a
site and iu tho erection of the
building. The machinery itself
has been looked after very carefully in its installment and the management are sanguine that it will
run well from the very start. Of
course, in treating ore on so large
a scale, there will have to be some
experimentation at first as the size
of the mesh to be used, tbe quantity of oil, the amount of heat necessary, the best methods of feed and
a hundred other details which will
readily suggest themselves to the
experienced. Even Mr. Kirby
found that delay was inevitable at
Silica. No such prolonged delay
is in this ease, however, probable
There have been sundry interested rumours circulated round oamp
recently as the possibility, nay,
probability, of   the, whole process)
being a gigantic bluff. Anxious to
see what grounds there were for
these pessimistic statements a
representative of the Would called
upon Manager Couldrey, whose
professional reputation, be it remembered, is at stake largely in
this matter, and queried him as to
the possibilities of failure. .Mr.
Couldrey was indignant. He
scouted the idea of failure. He
"If we are left alone on the
water question.if ,we get the support on that vital matter whioh we
ought to have, if there are no vexatious proceedings, injunctions,
taken on the water, there la abso'
lutely no doubt as to the success of
the Elmore process. The only
trouble is the water. There is
not another phase of the question
whioh is bothering me. And after
all so little water is wanted for the
mill that it is not worth anybody's
while to worry me about it except
out of sheer oussedness. The mill
is distinctly all right and will in
all human probability be in operation some time next month."
It is clear enough that the rumours so persistently circulated are
utterly without fonndation and it
is a pity that those who bo supremely expressed their disbelief
should be so ready to allow and
abet interference with the supply
of the small amount of water necessary.
Price Five.Cents
Rossland  and   Boundary
What the Mines Are Doing Over the
District—Rossland   Doing
If your want to bowl try the Alhambra
Best ally in the city,
Sick Unto Death.
London, Sept. 6.—News of the
seriouB illness of Keir Hardie will
be received with interest in organized labor circles in America, for,
by reason of his several visits to
United States, his name is almost
as familiar in that oountry as on
this side of the water. For several
weeks he has lain at his London
lodgings, too ill to be moved to his
home in Scotland.
Anothar Railway Aecldant
Chioago, Sept. 6.—The St. Paul
and Minneapolis Limited, was
wrecked by spreading rails early
this morning near this city. The
fireman was killed, and several
others were badly injured.
Blooan Shipment!.
The total amount of ore shipped
from the Slocan and Slocan City
mining divisions for the year
1902 was, approximately, 30,000
tons. Since January 1 to Aug. 29,
1903, the shipments have been as
American Boy  21 523
Antoine  101
Arlington  40
Black Prtnce  17
Bondholder  2
Bosun  20 830
Bluebird  20
Dayton  4
Enterprise  20 49;
Fisher Maiden  280
Hartney  42
Hamilton  4
Highland Light  2
Idaho  91
Ivanhoe  28 597
Lucky Jim  105
Mercury  20 20
Monitor  20 476
Meteor  12
Ottawa  106
Payne  1402
Queen Bess  204
Rambler  40 930
Reco   153
Republic  70
Ruth  16 329
Rio  9
RedFox 10 44
SlocanStar  51 1267
Slocan Boy  16
Silver Glance  55
Surprise  5
Vancouver  20
Wonderful  23
Total ton* 256 8433
The Le Roi is shipping more vigorously than ever, now tbat the
ooke supply is on a more permanent basis. The War Eagle is
below its usual quota, but this
marks no permanent decrease. On
the oontrary the mines may be expeoted to ship the amount stated
by tbe directorate, olose on to 3000
tons weekly between the two. The
Rossland Kootenay has stopped
shipping until such time as a
permanent settlement on a reasonable basis can be obtained
from the smelters. If this oan be
done a gravity tramway, will be
erected which will effect a saving 0!
a dollar a ton. The Jumbo also is
complaining of the rates made by
the smelter and would like a
more favorable oharge made. The
Spitzee is shipping and the fines
from the Velvet are still being
cleaned up. Tbe White Bear is
looking well and this mine should
soon be in the ranks of the shippers. The Le Roi No. 2 concentrator is rapidly nearing completion
and should be at work by tbe end
of the month.
Le Roi    4772
Centre Star     1650
War Eagle      900
Le Roi No. 2      350
Kootenay      324
Velvet       70
Jumbo      270
White Bear	
Silica concentrates	
Spitzee        30
O. K	
Totals 8,366    259,018
Boundary Shipments.
Phoenix, Sept, 5.—(Special.)—
While the Granby shipments of
ore have been cut down next to
nothing because of the stoppage of
of work at the smelter in order to
connect up the. fifth aud sixth furnaces, still the output of the Boundary mines show the respectable
tonnage of over 9000 for the last
seven days. The Snowshoe and
Oro Denoro mines have both made
new records for shipping, the tonnage of each of whioh is growing
steadily every week.
The following shipments were
made by the different mines:
Granby mines to Granby smelter,
1,231 tons; Mother Lode to Greenwood smelter, 3520 tons; Snowshoe
to Sunset smelter,2400 tons; Athel-
stan to Sunset Bmelter,225 tons; Oro
Denoro to .Sunset Bmelter, 759 tons;
Emma to Trail smelter, 330 tons;
Sunset to Sunset smelter, 736 tons.
Granby  1,231 233,048
Mother Lode  3,520 78,431
Snowshoe  2,400 43.672
B. C  19.36S
Emma  330 11.786
Sunset  736 11,766
Oro Denoro  759 4.236
Athelstan  225 1,230
Providence  645
Elkborn  129
9,201      404.309 ..THE SATURDAY WORLD, ROSSLAND, B C, SEPT. 5, 1903.
What Is Being Done Outside the Province.
Progress of Various Countries in
the Mining of Precious
New reefs have been struck in
the East Rand.
Diamonds of good oolor have
been found in Liberia.
Excellent returns are being made
from the Mysore, India, gold mines.
The scarcity of unskilled labor
in the Transvaal is as acute as
Cinnabar, going eight per cent
in mercury, has been discovered in
Sonora, Mexico.
New gold discoveries have been
made iu the Heidelberg district of
tbe Transvaal.
The gold return of the Mount
Morgan mine, Queensland,for July
was 8583 ounces.
Gold has been discovered in
workable quantities in the Vosgee
mountains, France.
The chief gold mine of British
Guiana, the Omai, yielded 742
ounces of gold in July.
A 300 ton quicksilver plant is
going up on the Black Butte mines
near Cottage Grove, Oregon.
The Tread well oompany has absorbed the Nowell Mining company,
involving a deal of $3,000,000.
Exceedingly rich gold quartz Lib
been discovered in the Potaro and
Barama rivers, British Guiana.
The receipts of gold dust by the
Nome banks are much larger than
they were last year at this date
Dredging for gold in New Zealand has yielded so far 15,939
ounces, an increase on last year.
A strong financial company has
been formed for working the iron
deposits in South Island, New Zealand.
The half years' gold output in
New Zealand is $450,555 against
,£365,724 for the similar period of
Large tin deposits of high grade
oharaoter are reported to have
been discovered near Cape York
A vein of cobalt has been opened
on the Baker Mount company's
property on Mount Baker, Washington.
The Susquehanna mine in the
Dodd City district, Ark., whioh was
reoently leased, is proving to be a
rioh zinc property.
The gold output of the Transvaal
for the   month of July this year
was 251,643  ounces.    For  July,
1902, the total was 140,179 ounces.
The output of German pig iron
for the first half of this year is
4,882.271 tons against 4,013,776
for the corresponding period of
I q the upper workings of the Little Chief at Mullan, Idaho, the ore
shoot his been struok, and the
returns are satisfactory. The upper tunnel gave a depth of about
200 feet.
For the past year and a half the
owners of the Jack Pot zinc mine,
Arkansas, have kept a foroe of men
at work continuously, and hundreds
of tons of dirt are on the dump
for concentration.
The four mile flume of the Corson
Mining company.Nome.will soon be
completed, and the oompany will
hydraulio their Pioneer group of
claims. The water will be taken
from the ditch at an elevation of
287 feet through 2000 feet of 10-
inch steel pipe. The flume carries
COO inches of water.
An enterprise that will add a
large number of prbduoing placer
mines to those already on a pay
ing basis in the Cape Nome dietriot
is the ditch now in course of con
struction from Flambeau river to
Hasting creek for a distance of sev
eral miles.
The Amalgamated Copper com
pany has closed the Boss Tweed
and Clipper group of gold olaims
near Pony, Mont.,apparently aban
doning the effort to make the vast
mountain of low grade gold ore
yield profitable returns. Over
year ago the Amalgamated people
paid $500,000 for the group ot
olaims and ereoted a large mill for
the purpose of treating the ore.
Call at the Strand for a  fancy drink
Green & Comerford Props.
[Adopted at Rovelstoke, September 13tht 1002.]
1. That this convention reafflriua the policy
of the party in matters of provincial roads and
trails; the ownership and control of railways
and the development of the agricultural re-
sourcoB of the province as laid down In tho
platform adopted in Octobor, 1809, which is as
"To actively aid in the construction of trails
throughout the undeveloped portions of the
province and the building of provincial trunk
roads of public necessity.
"To adopt the principles of government ownership of railways in so far as the clrcum
stances of the province will admit, and the
adoption of tho principlo that no bonus should
be granted to any railway company which
does not give tho government of the provinco
control of rates over lines bonused, together
with tho Option of purchase.
"To actively assist by state aid in the devel
opnientof the agricultural resources of the
'2, That in tho moantlme and until the railway policy above set forth can be accomplished, a general railway act be passed giving
freedom to construct railways under certain
approved regulation**, analogous to the system
I lull has resulted in such extensive railway
construction in the United States, with so
much advantage to trade and commerce.
3. That to encourage the mir.ing industry,
the taxation of metalliferous mines should be
on the basis of apercentage on the net profits.
i.  That tho government ownership of tele
Shone systems should be brought about us a
rst step In the acquisition of public utilities.
5. That a portion of every coal area here
after to be disposod of should be reserved from
sole or lease, so that state owned mines may be
easily accessible, if their operation becomes
necessary or advisable.
fl. That in the pulp land leases provision
should be made for reforesting and that steps
should be taken for the general preservation of
forosts by guarding against the wasteful de
struction of timber.
7. That the legislature and government of
the provinco should persevore in the effort to
secure tho exclusion of Asiatic labor.
8. That the matter of better terms in the
way of  subsidy and appropriations for tho
Brovince should be vigorously pressed upon the
ominion government.
9. That, the silver-lead industries of the province be fostered and encouraged by the imposition of increased customs duties on lead and
lead products imported into Canada, and that
the Conservative members of the Dominion
House be urged to support any motion introduced for such a purpose,
10. That as industrial disputes almost invariably result in great loss and Injury both to the
parties directly concerned and to tho public,
legislation should be passed to provide means
for an amicable adjustment of such disputes
between employers and employes.
U. That it is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of the province
within the province as far as practicable by
means of taxation on t he said raw j>roductn,subject to rebate of the same in whole or part
when manufactured in British Columbia.
Conservative Conventions
At a meeting of the oxecutlvo of the Provln
cial Conservative Association, hold at Vancouver, the province was divided into five divisions for organization purposes. The Kootc-
nay-Boundary division is made up of tho following provincial election districts: Revelstoke, Columbia, Fernle, Cranbrook, Yinir,
Kaslo,Slocan, Grand Forks, Greenwood, the
City of Rossland and the City of Nelson. At
the same meeting the following resolutions
were adopted:
1. That conventions for nominating candidates for members of the legislative assombly
be made up of delegates chosen as follows:
(a) In city electoral districts, one delegate
for every fifty and fraction of fifty votes polled
at the provincial election held In 1900. and if
the cltv Is divided into wards, the proportion
of delegates for each ward shall be based on
the voto polled In each ward at the last municipal election.
\b) In other electoral district!, one delegate
for ovory fifty or fraction of fifty votes polled
at the provincial election held In 1900, the delegates to be apportioned to polling places, or as
near thereto as will bo fair to the voters of tho
different neighborhoods.
2. The election of delegates shall be at public meetings, held at a designated central place
in each polling division, or In each ward In etty
electoral districts, If the otty 1b divided into
wards. At such public meetings only those
who pledge themselves to vote for tho candidate or candidates selected at the nominating
convention shall bo entitled to a vote for delegates.
3. Two woeks notice shall be given of tho
public moetlngs at which delegates are to be
elected, and nominating conventions shall be
held In city electoral districts two days after
the day on which delegates are elected, and in
othor electoral districts sevon days after. All
nominations throughout Une province to be
made at a designated central place In each
electoral district, and on tho same day.
4. All notices of the date of public meetings
for the election of delegates to nominating
conventions, the apportionment of delegates,
and the place and date of nominating conventions In tho several electoral districts shall bo
prepared by the member of the executive of
the division in which the electoral districts are
situate, and issued over the names of the president and secretary of tho Provincial Conservative Association
A meeting of the provincial executive will
be held at Vancouver within a mouth, and the
date for holding district nominating conventions will then be fixed
President of tho Provincial
Conservative Association.
Nelson, June 8th, lfftA. tf
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Tackle, Kodaks and
Fresh Bread
Home Bakery
Columbia avenue, next door to Ernpey's,
Washington St. and Second Ave.
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What the Magazines are
Some Recent Books and Periodicals
—Topics Interesting- General Readers.
The Royal contains stories by
Halliwell Sutoliff and Fred Whish-
aw, and is otherwise quite up to its
usual standard.
Soribners is quite up to its usual
standard, and contains a story by
F. Hopkinson Smith, whioh will
prove attractive.
Guy Boothby, than whom is
scarcely a more popular author today ,has contributed "Connie Burt"
a tale of Australian adventure
whioh will find many readers.
The Canadian Magazine, besides
its usual quota of stories runs a
special artiole of great instructive
value on the preferential tariff
granted by Canada to Great Britain, by the Hon. G. W. Ross, premier of Ontario.
The oldfasbioned Chambers
Journal is as amusing and instructive as of yore, and despite its lack
of illustration, is apparently holding the reputation it won in the
time of Dickens. A special feature
is a serial by James Workman.
The Strand Magazine is a readable number, and the London edition contains good stories by Barry
Pain, Max Pemberlon and Florence
Warden, besides another oi the
series "By Tammer'e Camp Fires,"
by K. and Hesketh Prichard, which
have made a name for the new col-
laborateurs. ■
Another new author is Eleanor
Hoyt who in "The Misdemeanors
of Nancy," tells a bright sparkling
little story of society life in the
eastern states. The writing is
bright, and the matter is clever.
Many will like Nancy to the exclusion of a better book.
J. M. Barrie's "Little White
Bird" is a delicious story of still
life told in the author's own inimitable manner. No one will take up
the book and read its first chapter
without instantly becoming enam
ored and desirous of finishing the
pretty story at a sitting.
Among the newer a uthors springing to the front nowadays is Halliwell Sutoliff, who this time has produced a novel of the historical order, dealing with tbe Jacobite rising of the '45. The story is well
told and is one whioh will probably
be kept on the shelf after having
been perused.
The current number of the
Forum is interesting, although
rather heavy, reading. Written
almost altogether from the point of
view of the United Slates, it contains, notwithstanding its consequently narrow scope, tome articles that will bear more than cursory perusal.
The Pall Mall is running a story,
by Maurice Hewlett, which is
really a history of Mary, Queen of
Soots, in a quite Froudean manner
Another  notable feature is a tale
by Sara Jeannette Duncan. There
is also an appreciative study by
Frederio Lees of the French author
Pierre Loti,and his books.
For those who care for sensational  drama   we would recommend
"Black Shadows" by O. Manville
Fenn. A master of plot, the reader
is carried on breathlessly from page
to page of a story which is cast in
the time of the Prussian occupation
of France, telling the history of
one who, a pseudo patriot, is true
to no one, not even himself.
Among the new books which in
cheap form oan now be had of the
local booksellers are several whiob
should form interesting reading for
the great public who are perusers
or skimmors of novels, The "Ad
venturos of Harry Revel," by A.
Quiller-Couoh, is one which is
oram full of adventures from pre-
faoe to finis and is, as might have
been expected from a writer so well
known as "Q," very readable matter throughout.
The magazines of the week present a varied menu as usual, to suit
the tastes of the vast numbers of
readers to whom they appeal. The
Amerioan Review ol Reviews is
quite up to its usual standard, and
contains a remarkable review of a
remarkable book, namely, "Life
and Labor" in London by Charles
Booth. Mr. Booth's figures will
hardly be questioned, but his
standpoint must be taken into
serious account when his conclusions are considered.
Harpers' has an unusually bright
number for September. Besides
the usual wealth of short stories in
which the American Magazine so
often excels, there is an excellent
artiole on the pronunciation of
English, by Profetsor Lownsbury,
who does well to remind his countrymen that the efforts of certain
pseudo grammarians to regard the
living English language as a dead
vehicle of ortheopical theories, will
be as vain today, as similar efforts
have proved in the pa t.
The regular meeting of Rossland
Lodge No 8, A. O. U. W., will hereafter
be held at Carpenters Union hall.Second
avenue, every Tuesday at 8 p in.
1. No candidate will be accepted or
endorsud by the paity unless endorsing the platform and placing his undated resignation in the hands of the
endorsing body.
2. Government "wpership of transportation.
3. Compulsory arbitration of labor
4. Absolute reservation of portions
of coal lands by the government. Coa
leases must have a clause inserted
governing coal prices.
5. Conservation of forests so as to
produce a revenue and to promote the
pulp industry.
6. Insertion of a clause in all charters forbidding the employment f
7. Compulsory scaling of all logs by
government scalers.
8. Free transportation to members
of the legislatures and the judiciary.
0. Gradual abolition of all taxes
upon producers and their products,
shifting the burden on land values.
10. Restriction of Oriental immigration on the lines of the Natal Act
with a provision for ioenactment in
case of disallowance.
11. The abolition of property qualifications for public officers.
12. The establishment and operation of government smelters and re
13. All franchises and subsidies to
be referred to the electorate.
14. Declaration of election day as a
public holiday, with four hours reserved in any case, so as to allow all
employes an opportunity of voting.
15. Farm lands and implements to
he exempt from taxation and wild
lands to he assessed at the price asked
by holders.
16. No land subsidies to be granted.
17. Ten per cent of public lands to
be set aside for a revenue for education and that childreen up to 16 years
be given tree books and meals and
clothing when necessary.
18. Municipalization and public
control of the liquor traffic.
Interesting Items of Social
What is Being Done by Socialists
In Canada and the World
Alhambra Hotel
1o1r%yer8 $6.50 per week
The only hotel In the city having a dry
room for miners.   Free Bath Rots*.
A Sooialist mayor, Comrade
Westermann, has been elected in
Gruenwinkel, Baden.
Damage suits against trades
unions, aggregating $85,000, have
been filed in Chioago courts.
So far no provision to proteot
white labor in the construction of
the Grand Trunk Pacific railway
is spoken of.
The Amalgamated Leather Workers' convention at Lynn, Mass.,
showed that the union has increased to 35,000 members.
The rag-pickers of New York
have organized a union, and they
propose to demand $12 to $15 a
week, instead of $7 and $8.
The number of employes ol the
railways of the United States at
the oloae of last year was 1,180,315
an increase for the year of 118,146
The Toronto Typographical
union will parade on Labor Diy in
chapels. Each chapel will be led
by the "Father" and its rear
brought up by the '•Devil."
The Irish Trade Union convention, held in Newry unanimously
passed resolutions favoring Socialism and urging the unions to
affiliate with the labor representation oommittee.
The French Revolutionary
Sooialista' weekly central organ,
"Le Socialists," of Paris, has had a
financial surplus for the last nine
months. Formerly it hid to de
pend partly ou gifts.
The Employers' Association of
Chicago last week discovered that
the cost of living has inoreased 16
per oent during the last five years,
and has decided that wages should
be increased in like ratio.
The National Secretary has issued the call for a state convention
of the party locals in Louisiana for
the purpose of forming a state
organization. The convention will
be held in New Orleans on September 18th.
H. M. Hyndman, the great
Sooial economist, is candidate for
the British parliament in a special
eleotion iu the Burnley division,
and Harry Queloh, editor, of "Justice," is running in Dewsbury.
both representing the Sooial Democratic Federation.
The oomplete official returns of
the parliamentary elections are
published in the Berlin "Vor waetB"
Germany has 3,008,377 Sooialist
votes; in 1893 there were 2,107,076,
bo the gain is 901,301. Prussia
has 1,647,377, a gain of 505,645,
for in 1898 it had 1,141,958. Saxony has 441,764, a gain of 142,574
(or in 1898 it had 299,190.
W. A. Puttee, Labor member for
Winnipeg in the House of Com
mons.on the 20th ult. spoke against
the Grand Trunk Pacific project.
Mr. Puttee contended that the government should build the road
from Quebec to Winnipeg, and put
it in charge of an' operating com
pany to keep it as a trunk road for
the use of all parties desiring to
use it.
The British moulders now working for the Canada Foundry oompany will be expelled from membership in their unions at home unless
they leave their present employ,
This is expected to prove a body
blow to them, as under the financial system of the British unions
many have long services and old
age pensions coming 'due, whioh
they are liable to low.
J. W. Harkson, superintendent
of the Canada Foundry company,
whioh firm, by misrepresentation,
induced 130 Scotch moulders and
machinists to oome to Toronto, has
been charged with the theft of
workmen's tools. Harkson is holding the tools of some 30 Scotch
mechanics upon olaims for transportation. Some nice points of law
are expected to be brought out in
the test oase.
Struok Oil-
Prospectors from the Flathead
valley, Southeast Kootenay, report
that oil has been struck in a well
being sunk near Atlyn by a Mon-.
tana company. At a depth of
about 300 feet oil was taken ont of
the shaft Sunday last. .
In washing woollens anfi aanneli, Level'*
Dry So»p (a powder) will bo found very
ntiifaotory. «*
Roeeland City Electoral District
Supporters ot the Liberal-Conservative
partv will hold a public meeting, at
the Miners Union Hall, Rossland. on
Friday the nth. day of September next,
at 8 o'clock, p.Jm., for the purpose of selecting a candidate to contest the Rossland City electoral district in.the interests
of the Liberal-Conservative party.
A full attendance is requested.
And the
To be properly clean and properly dressed is important to a man's
character and progress. It is a
duty to himself, a courtesy to
others. And more and more the
neglect of it is a handicap. Dress
will carry a fool far, it will enable
merit to gain speedier recognition.
It will beguile prosperity and
plausibly give the l'e to adversity.
Your Will Hear
Our Work
highly commended by those who
know good clothing when they see
it. We have the suitings that are
approved by fashion in texture
and coloring, and we guarantee
the fit and workmanship.
Taylor &
18 and 20 Col, Ave.
Thomas & Co,,
Wholesale dealers in
and Cigars
',   Cor. First Ave. & Washington St
Under and by virtue of Power of Sale
contained in a certain mortgage, which
will be produced at time of sale, there
will be offered for sale by Public Auction
at the premises, Le Roi avenue, in the
City of Rossland, at 12 o'clock noon, on
the 6th day of October, 1901, by Walter
J. Robinson, Auctioneer, the following
property, viz: Lot 6, Block 43, according to Map 579 in the town of Rossland,
Terms of Sale.
Ten pet cent of the purchase mone y a
time 01 sale, the balance within thirty
days thereafter. For further particulars
apply to
Ji Vonge street, Toronto. THE SATURDAY WORLD, ROSSLAND, B. C, SEPT. 5, 1903
^av •  s       1   Mining News of the
Week Over the Frov
inee  and the   Upper
L%*'i&miftjL'«^      1   Country.
atlin [    The Fraser River Gold Dredging
The manager of the Atlin Mining oompany, whioh is hydraulioing
on MoKee oreek has brought down
910,000 worth of gold taken from
an eight days' run.
The Athelstan mine in Welling
ton camp, is shipping 55 tons of
ore daily.
Once again the Snowshoe tonnage is oreeping up above the 2000
A force of 20 men is now em
ployed at the Oro Denoro, and it
will gradually be increased.
Development has been started on
the Oold Bug claim, one of the
high grade properties iu Providence
Another cleanup has been made
at the Waterloo, Camp MoKinney,
■tamp mill, being 343.9 ounces of
gold, worth $5120. Within six
weeks the mine has realized 98000
from the mill.
A shortage of miners, is still complained of at several properties in
the district, particularly at the
Mother Lode, where 60 men have
been averaging an output of from
600 to 700 tons of ore daily.
The Boundary Creek Times Wall
street correspondent is the authority for the statement that the rumored amalgamation between the B. C.
Copper company and the Snowshoe
Oold & Copper oompany has been
effected in London, Eng.
During the last three or four
months, while development has
been oonduoted at the Oro Denoro
by hand drilling, the mine has
shipped about 3500 tons fluxing
ore. It is understood that the ore
shipped so far has netted about
91.75 per ton.
The China Creek olaim will pay
a big dividend this year.
Otto Mueller, who has been running a tunnel on Eagle oreek, has
struok one and one-half ounces to
the set.
The Waverly olaim on Grouse
oreek will pay a dividend this year
of more than 9100, possibly 9200
per share.
The gold sent down by the Cariboo Consolidated oompany last
week was of the value of about
948,000. Fifty-three days is the
total time ocoupied in washing this
season as against 66 days last year,
when the water supply was shorter
than it had been any year previous,
At the Tyee mine and smelter
all is running smoothly, and these
works are steadily shipping matte.
The Crofton smelter is turning
out about a carload of oopper every
two days, which is shipped direct
to New York.
With the two smelters on tbe
Island running full blast there is
a very large demand for coke, and
hereafter the ovens at Comox will
be operated to their fullest capacity.
It is stated that a fine strike of
ore has been made on the Copper
King, Mount Brenton, in the
Mount Sicker district. Those interested olaim that the ore is ol like
grade to that recently struck at the
A rich strike has been made ai
the Lenora mine at Mount Sioker,
Vancouver Island, The new find
gives as high as 9100 a ton in
smelter values. In addition to
high values in oopper, it is said to
carry 916 in gold and about 97 in
The Copper King mine, at Kam-
loope, shipped last Saturday, a first
carload of ore for smelter treatment to (ho Crofton workj.
oompany expects shortly to begin
the overhauling of the old dredge
at Lytton and the construction of
Some fine specimens of rook have
been brought down from Cascade
Creek, studded with free gold. The
ore is from a olaim recently looated.
Marquis and Gilbert have sunk a
shaft to a depth of 30 feet on their
Poplar Creek property. The ore
encountered at this depth is galena
studded with free gold.
The Lucky Boy, a Trout Lake
property which is being worked by
G. W. Stead, is producing three
tons of galena a day and oarries
silver values of from 9250 to 9300
per ton.
The stamp mill on the Oyster-
Criterion, Camborne, was ready to
break rock on Baptember 2nd, but
it is unlikely that it will be started
before Ootober 1st, on acoount of
delay in getting piping for the compressor.
Work has been stopped on the
Camborne group and Gold Finch
properties at Camborne, whioh
were being opened by the Northwest Development syndicate. The
oompany is reported to be financially defunct and oheoks issued to
the men for wages are at a discount.
Returns received from the recent
small shipment from the Highland
Light claim on Tenmile, near
Slocan, proves that property to be
a pietty high grade proposition.
The ore netted 9363.53 payment
being made at 54£ cents for silver.
oommenced    operations
diverting the water.
A strike of considerable importance has been made in the east
drift of the 400 foot level at the
Ymir mine.
Nels Nattstead, who has a lease
on a portion of the Arlington group
at Erie, has shipped a oar of rich
ore to Nelson for treatment.
The ground is being surveyed at
the Hunter V. for the building of a
tramway, whioh it is hoped to have
installed before the snow flies.
Latest reports from the Atlin
mine are very encouraging. The
lead has widened out to about eight
feet and the ore improves as work
Labor Day.
With a view to holding a celebration this Labor Day and in pre-
petuity, the Revelstoke Labor Day
annual celebration has been
Old Age Panalona
The Odd Fellows' meeting in
Edinburgh, adopted a resolution
that old age pensions should be
paid by the state.
The recent discovery on the Helen H. Gardner mine in the Simil-
kameen, in attracting more than
usual attention.
An important new discovery of
ooal is reported to have been made
near Cold water creek in the Nicola,
and a number of claims have been
looated. It is now estimated that
there are 500,000 acres of coal lands
in the Nicola district.
The Joker and Cody Fraction
oase is nearing a settlement.
A 1000-foot tunnel is to be started at once on the Howard Fraotion.
Ore shipments from the entire
Slooan have passed the 8000 ton
The Ottawa people expeot to tap
their ore body in the lower tunnel
this month.
The Payne has its zinc roaster in
operation and it is working satisfactorily.
It is reported the Spectacular
cut into a fine streak of shipping
ore two weeks ago, and that it continues permanent.
Several speoimens of molybdenite
have been brought in during the
week from the head of Lemon
The Wonderful lead has at last
been uncovered. The luoky persons to locate it are Charles Sampson and T. W. Gerrard, who were
in charge of the work performed on
the Scotland olaim above it.
Orders have been reoeived for
the immediate daily shipment at
the Sullivan mine, of 50 tons to the
Hall Mines Smelter.
The work of repairing the St.
Eugene concentrator and installing
the zino saving apparatus has been
The North Star mine in East
Kootenay has 40 men on the payroll, all working on development.
No ore is being shipped.
The Gold River Mining and
Power Company, who have secured
a water right on Bull  river  hav8
Harry Mcintosh
Vintage of 1878
Guaranteed Absolutely Pure
Bass' Burton Ale on Tap
H Hoffman House
Tissue Papers
Crepe and Plain
All Colors
Best Quality
to select from
Note Papers
All the newest things in shape,
quality and colors.
"Gibson Girl" & "Coon"
Folly and Dinner Cards.
The very latest New York fad.
Goodeve Bros.
Druggists and Stationers.
When vou get it at Goodeve's it's good
Atlantic S.S. Sailings
from Montreal
M't Temple Sept it L.Champlain.Sept 17
From Montreal
Paristan... .Sept 12 Pretorian.. .Sept ig
From Montreal
Southwark Sept ig Canada Sept 26
From Boston
Mayflower. Sept 10 Commonw'lth Sept24
New York.. .Sept 16 Philadelphia Sept 23
Finland ... .Sept 12 Vederland. .Sept ig
Ivernia S;pt 8 Ultonia Sept 15
Lanrentian . .Sept i7lNuMidian... .Oct 1
Cedric Sept 11 Majestic Sept 16
LaTouraine.,Sept 10 La Savoie. Sept 17
Continental sailings of North German
Lloyd, H. A. P. and Italian lines on application.   Lowest rates on all lines.
G. S. S, Agt., Winnipeg
O. W. DEY, Agent,
C. P.R. Depot, Rossland.
Our new fall line of Ladies Skirts
have arrived. They are the best
and most up-to-date line we ever
had. Materials are of the very
best and styles cannot be duplicated anywhere. Colors come in
Black, Light and Dark Oxford
Grey, Brown and Navy. Prices
The GresGent
No Taste.   No Odor.   Can be given in glass or
water, tea or coffee without jattent's knowledge.
Colonial Remedy will cure or destroy the diseased appetite tor alcoholic stimulants, whether
Ihe patient is a confirmed Inebriate, "tippler,"
.social drinker or drunkard Impossible tor anyone to have an appetite (or alcoholic liquors
after using Colonial Remedy.
Endorsed by Members of W. C.T.'.U.
Mrs. Moore, Superintendent of the Woman's
Christain Temperance Union, Ventura, Cal.,
writes: "I have tested Colouial Remedy on very
obstinate drunkards, and the cures have been
many. In many cases the Remedy was Riven
secretly. I cheerfully recommend and endorse
Colonial Remedy. Members of our TJnion are
del'ghted to find a practical and economical
treatment to aid us in our temperance work."
Sold by druggists everywhere and by mail,
Price $t. Trial package free by writing or calling on Mrs. M. A. Cowan, (for years member of
the Woman's Christain Temperance Union) 3204
St. Catharine St., Montreal.
I! Fresh Fruits \
Beceived Daily.
Apples, Crab Apples,
Plums, Watermelons,
Muskmelons. Peaches,
Greapes, Etajg^ns?
All Preserving Fruits::
SOLE AGENTS—Chilliwaok
Creamery tuiUt.
For Lunches and Picnics
Libby, McNeill & Libby'B and Armour's
O. M. FOX & CO., gSSTs 1
Ib an important matter. There are hundreds ot Tooth
Powders, Washes, Etc., but the production of an
artiole that is harmless, effective, antiseptic and
pleasant is really the work   ol  a  chemical  expert.
Creme Dentifrice Tooth Paste SVIhS
PRICE  26  CENTS EACH We have it in tubes
Morrow's Drug Store
fta*ap*:***aK**'t ************
Manufacturer of Concentrating Machinery.
MEDALS—Royal Cornwall Polytechnic; Gold medal International Mining Exhl
bition, Crystal Palace, 1890.    Only award (or Concentrators,
Stamps with latest improvements, of up-to-date design, and with wearing partie-
lakers, Crustu
y of transput
and Amalgamating Pans for Prospecting,    A
Hadfield's steel, from 2 cwts. to 10 cwts. per head, " Stonebreakers, Crushers, firs
Trommels, Vaimers, etc., all constructed in sections for facility of transput it de
foi   ~
sired.   Patent Portable Crushing
small concentrating plant to treat up to five tons erected at the works by "whlcfc
commercial results can be seen by intending purchasers for a merely nominal co»
Estimates -for complete plants on application    Special attention given to t*<aiar
fngineer's specifications    Telegrams— "JIGGER " AbervstwvtK THE SATURDAY WORLD, ftdSSLAND, B C, SEPT. 5, »9Q3-
The Saturday World
rBr;the Wcrl.l.Publithing company
Entered at 'he Rossland, B, C, poBtoffice far
transmission through the mails,May t, 1901 as
second class reading matter.
SDBSCBISTION RA'l'BE-Ji.oo per year iH-
virlably in sdTance. Adre-llslug rates Bl'e
known on application.
LONDON   RATES-9 s. per   annum
denied by Borne other city official.
All they have to do is to assume an
air of virtuous indignation, declare
that they had spent the city's mon
ey for the city's good, and ask
whether they were thought to be
swindlerB. The aldermen who
thus backed the mayor in what is
probably an illegal demand have
State of the-Games in the Principal Series Now Being
Played Off.
Men's Open Singlet.
P. O. Box 90,! Rorahuid, B.O
Rose 1
assumed much   responsibility for   Lewer'""!!'.'. Rose...
the untoward precedent they have phipps ;.
Anderson  Phipps .
jrm^mmwmatmat^mt^maaimt^k^mmmmm^amtm/mtiimtmmi ■ upta
Hamilton Davis
Phipps .
Manager     Couldrej's    definite
statement  with regard to the Elmore process and the water rights,
will open the eyes of all but the
wilfully blind as to the real state
of the matter.   He has no doubt
of its sucoess, except on the point
of interference  with the supply of
watef,   II the Elmore process succeeds with this fifty ton mill, it will
be applied,  according   to the de
Glared intention of  the directorate,
to a mill capable of dealing witb
the total output of the mine, suitable to concentration, estimated by
them from 400 to 500 tons daily,
And the Le Roi will certainly follow suit,  if success demonstrates
that   this   grade   of   silicious  ore
which is found upon Red Mountain
can be handled at a  profit by the
Le   Roi   No.   2.    Moreover   other
mines will inevitably fall in line.
It is great thing for this oamp. The
Would   will   not say  it   is   the
oamp's only hope.    Only those unacquainted with the situation would
advance any such statement.   But
the Elmore process will certainly
revolutionize Bilicious ore miniug
in   Rossland.     There  is   nothing
standing in  the way, according to
Mr. Couldrey,  whose word should
certainly be accepted, but the possible   trouble   over   water   rights.
The   city  should look to   it  that
nothing shall be done to  prevent
this matter being definitely settled,
and further  t'aau that it must de
mand  of   its authorities ahom  it
plaoes in office, that  there shall ba
mistaking of thuir  attitude on this
question.   Tha   Would   took-this
position last year before the mayoral eleonion, and it sees no reason
why it should change its views.
Finance Chairman Daniel's request that the bill for the services
rendered by Thiel's deteotive agen-
oy to the oity, should be presented
to the finance committee by the
Police Commissioners who had
asked for its payment, will surely
seem reasonable to ratepayers. It
is part of the work of the Finance
Committee to see that only
properly authenticated accounts,
properly ordered by the council,
should be paid. Mayor Dean's
statement that the Police Commissioners are to be considered honest
men and not swindlers, is utterly
beside the mark. Nobody for one
instant wishes to cast any such re
flection upon the commissioners
But business must be done in a
business like way. No man on
being asked for a receipt for money
paid him, that is to say, no man of
sense, would deem himself insulted.
Of course the Police Commissioners
can do as they please un to the governing of the oity, within certain
limits.but they will be held responsible. When it comes to expending
oity money thev must account for
every cent  so  disbursed.    II tlmy
Politics  are  greatly   mixed up
with the consideration the Grand
Trunk railway is getting from the
Canadian press.   Liberals unite in
praising and Tories in denouncing
thiB railway sohema.   The advanced wing of the Liberal party would
oertainly like to have seen the railroad operated   and owned by the
government.    Tories have played
upon   this,  but   nobody   suspects
from their past record that they are
in favor of publio ownership. This,
indeed, could have been   retorted
on the opposite party, and it retorted, but at all events a step has
been taken in that direction. There
are no land  subsidies,   The government gets  a share for all the
money it puts up. It will eventually
own the road.   All  these are distinct improvements.   But what is
the alternative scheme?   Mr. Borden would like to have the Intercolonial extended to the lakes and
that part of the C P. R. whioh is
not paying along the north shore
of Lake   Superior,   taken over by
the  government.     Another    line
parallelling   the   C. P. R. may or
may not be built across the Northwest and British Columbia.   But
if many lines oonverge to a point
west of Lake Superior and have
only one line to take them east of
that   the capacity   of these   lines
will be measured by the capacity
of the road along  the  north shore.
It is true that some part of the
cargoes can go by the lakes, but
any   authority  who    has   handle.d
transportation,   must   know   that
the chief expense is   in its being
handled.   Such   a method   would
be no competitor  of the C, P.  K.
the extending of the Intercolonial
westward is good enough, but the
remainder of the alternative plan
does not seem particularly happy.
Stripped of political bias   this  is
about how the matter stands.   We
British Columbians want our province opened up.   So do the Maritime provinces.   So does Alberta.
It     seems    therefore    that    the
concensus   of   opinion    will   be
with  the   government   plan,   albeit it does not offer as  much as
the advanced Liberals,  the working olasses and the Socialists would
Macdnnald ...
Buckingham      _   .,   .
Eden..   Buckingham.
McNeill ., „ ,„
Morkill McNeill	
Men's Open Doubles.
Eden & OuimeUe.
Davis &Rose.
■nnsasssss__     Bye
Falding & Dempster.
Richardson & Fraser.
Grant & Morkill R. & F..
Dewdney & Phipps ..
Macdonald&ClaudetD. & P-
Viets & Kamin.
D. & R.
D,& P.
Lewer & McNeill ....
B. &C.
Mixed Open Doubles.
Special offering for next
week in Furniture, Oar-
pets, Linoleums, Oil
Cloths, Etc. Below are
a few of the lines : : : :
BED LOUNGES, from $10 00 to $20 00
Miss Fraser A Richardson
Miss Falding & Dewdney .
F. &D.
Mrs. Richds'n & Bucking'm
Miss Boultbee & Fraser.... R. & B.
Miss Homer & OuimeUe ,
Miss Shrapnel & Phipps .
Mrs. Scott & Coulthard
3 00
7 50
20 00
If you don't like paying cash I will
sell you all you want on the little-
at-a-time-payment plan.-
J. M. Jordan
S. &P.
Ladies' Handicap Singles.
Mrs. Hunter 1-6 i
Miss Fraser 1-2 30...
Mrs. Richardson-15..
Mrs. Mackenzie 30 ..
Miss Boultbee [-6 15.
Mrs Scott -30.
Mrs Hunter.
Miss S.
Miss Shrapnel
Miss Boultbee .
Mrs. Scott..
Rossland, Nelson, Trall,Sandon,Revel9toke,Green-
wood, Grand Forks and Vancouver.
RETAIL  MARKETS-Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Ymlr, Kaalo
Sandon, New Denver, Silverton, Cascade City, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, Phoenix, Midway, Camp   McKlnney,
Revelstoke, Ferguson and Vancouver.
Fish,   Came and  Poultry in Season, Sausages ol All Kinds.
WM. DONALD, Manager Rotsland Branch
Miss Falding -15
Mrs. Scott.
W. Simpson's
Tbe late administration was
much oensured by many people
for allowing gambling. One thing
that waB done by them, however,
was to collect a revenue from the
sinners. The present administration, false to election pledges, false
to oath of office, allow gambling,
let the oity in for $60 for extra
police and have not sufficient busi
Magazines, Novels, Newspapers,
Stationery, Office or School Supplies, Crepe and Tissue Papers,
Maps,  Blank  Forms,  etc., etc,
Royal BarberShop
For a first class line of
A fine line of Razors and  Strops
always on hand.
OF ALL PORTS and at all prices for man. woman or
child, all alike, howevefrin being good timekeepers—we insist on that. We have low priced watches which are not
toys but good timekeepers. From these our assortment
runs up to the most beautiful examples of the watchmakers  ait,	
rossland, nelson and trail.
^ ROSSLAND, NELSON AND T--^,1-ll-111_111______
ness principles to collect a revenue I jijj
  Not! U
even enough to cover  that ~
the   misdemeanants.
dollars. Dear, dear, really what an
excellent mayor w£ have, to be sure.
AH kinds of  summer  drinks   at the
Strand.   Green & Comerford, Props.
Don't   forget    the    Woodmen's
dance at the  Miners  Uninn.  hall,
tuedYot do so the necessity will be  Monday Evening, September 7.
International Liquor Store.
I Wines and
Now is the time to buy
your family supply as this
sale will only last for one
month. Come early while
the present excellent selection remains.
• m
Thos. Embleton
The Grocer
am fiM^BIB
Siffl LVj£ll5riJ|
HA S taken the premises lately occupied by Vaughan
& Cook, corner Columbia avenue and Spokane street, where
he is better than ever prepared to attend to the wants of
his numerouscustomers Fresh
Fruits for table and preserving arriving daily. All kinds
of Vegetables in season. Best
Vinegars and Pickling Juice
kept in stock. Ranch Eggs
and Best Creamery E utter.
Fruit Jars, pints, quarts and
one-half gallon sizes.
Thos. Embleton
The Grocer
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Extra polioe during the carnival
cost $60.
The Kootenay mine is not hauling at present.
The 200 level at the Great Western is now accessible.
William Gray, manager of the
Velvet has left for London.
The Carnival finance oommittee
has been winding up its business.
People desirous of having city
water are laying their own   pipes.
Jim Wardner, the old time
RoBslander, is reported-to be dying.
A. H. McNeill's bill for witnesses
in the Odams case amounts to
Mrs. Riohardson and Mrs. Fraser
will serve tea at the tennis courts
A laoroase match is suggested
between business men and mine
Tbe Woodmen'd dance on Monday night is going to be a crowded
George Pringle and William
Ross have taken a lease of the. I,
X. L. mine.
Buckingham   and   Phipps   will
play the finals today iu the open
, tennis singles.
A brother of the Misses Mos-
grove, Judge Mosgrove, died this
week at Ottawa.
James Anderson of the Bank of
B. N. A. has returned from his
summer vacation.
H. H. Rowley, aoting manager
of the Bank of B. N. A. returned to
the coast this week.   .
Rev. W. J. Wood left last Thursday to take oharge of the Anglioan
church at Phoenix.
A. J. McMillan is expected to
arrive in New York tonight on his
way out to Rossland.
The local branch of the Provincial Mining Association held a
meeting last evening.
Mrs. Soott and Miss Shrapnel
play today the finals for the ladies
handicap tennis singles.
Hunting has been going on
merrily all the week. Grouse are
reported fairly plentiful.
Wallace Fraser and S. Martin
suooeeded in bagging 11 brace of
grouse on Wednesday last.
Maxey Crow is ready to baok
Queenan again or George Gefford
against any Cornish wrestler.
Rev. J. A. Cleland, the new
reotor of St. George's churoh, and
family have arrived in camp.
The Violin lake timber limitB
have been sold to Alberta parties.
A new mill is to be erected near
The postoffloe will be opened
after wiring for electrio light has
been oompleted. It will start presently.
After E. B. Kirby's favorable
and kindly mention of Rossland,
Centre Star stock dropped five
If E B. Kirby had been doleful
about, the camp Ceutre Star etook
might have gone up inBtead of
E. Bollinger, a Velvet teamster
has been fatally injured by the upset of his team on the way down
from the mine.
C. C. Walker will oome up from
Spikineoi Monday ail oontest
the MoIntoBh cup which be
holds at present.
The ladies of the Mace xbees gave
an entertaiment to thi ohildren,
aooording to their annual oustom,
on Thursday last.
The Liberal Association is recommending the adoption of a di-
reot mail service between Rossland
and Fire Valley.
Miss Carrie Boyd, a former resident of Rossland, but now of Anaconda, Mont., is in the city visiting
friends and relatives.
The vicious negro orippe who
smashed a  plate glass  front   on
First avenue has been let  off  by
paying for the same. ~~
Mayor Dean is convinced of the
integrity of the Polioe Commissioners. Mr. Justico Martin was not.
Perhaps he is from Missouri.
The result of the Court of Revision was to leave 960 voters on
the Rossland list. This is exclusive of many others living without
the city limits.
J. C. Drewry. declaers that the
Trail Smelter ia trying to cinoh the
lead bounty by charging $3 now
more per ton for St. Eugene ore
than it did last spring.
A presentation of a diamond ring
to R. R. Leslie and a gold watch to
Mrs. Leslie has been made to the
departing superintendent by the
employees of the Le Roi mine.
There will be no close down of
the mines on Labor Day, owing to
the oonoeBsions made as to the
Summer Carnivnl. This does not
apply to the Centre Star and War
POWDER SMOKE—Did it ever
give you headache? Dr. Sootts
headaohe powders are a qnick and
sure cure. Sold at Morrows Drug
Excited Debate Among Aldermen Over the Odams Case Bill.
The city council held an excited
meeting on Tuesday night. The
chief topio of discussion was the expenditure incurred by the mayor
with regard to the Odams prosecution. Most of it was threshed out
in the Fiuance committee, and the
public simply had a rehash of the
matter in open council.
The facts are well known to the
public and tho form that Jthe
debate took waB that of objection
the manner in which the account
was rendered, and the power of the
mayor to incur this liability without the consent of the council. As
for the last part it was contended,
and the written opinion of the oity
solioitor supported that contention,
that the oounoil by a post facto vote
might give the mayor the requisite
authority for his previous actions.
It was not]so clear whether, in the
event of in j unction proceedings
being taken by any ratepayer, the
councillors so voting would not be
personally responsible for the disbursements thus made.']
The other point was the form of
the bills rendered. It appeared
that the Police Commissioners
merely declared that they had expended so muoh money on behalf
of the city and desired the liability
to be met. Tho Chairman of the
Finance Committee, Harry Daniel desired an itemized aocount.
The Mayor as Police Commissioner
refused to render any suoh account,
declaring that tbe honeety of tho
Police Commissioners could not be
called into aooount and that they
were not swindlers. The matter
paaBed in Fiuance Committee to be
brought up again in oounoil, with
the result that three aldermen, Embleton, MoKiohan and Dunlop
voted for the passing of the bills
and three aldermen, Daniel, Talbot
and Armstrong voted nay. The
mayor had the casting vote and decided in hiB own favor.
Two prizes will be given at the Alham-
bra Bowling alley every two weeks for
the largest score made,
Don't forget the Woodmen's
dance at the Miners Union hall,
Monday Evening, September 7.
SJTHE STRAND is a good place to
spend yonr spare time. Good music
Green & Comerford, Proprietors.
Retail Prices in Rossland
Corrected Up to Date by the Lead*
ing Merchants of the
Axes, per doz $7.50-10.00
Candles, per case $5.50-6.50
Caps, Bennett, per box 75o
Coal, blaoksmith per ton $22.50
Dynamite, 60 per ct, per lb 19£o
Dynamite, 50 per ct, per lb 18o
Dynamite, 40 perct, per lb 16^0
Fuse, Bennett per 100 ft 75o
Hammers, per lb 15o
Iron, per lb 3i-5o
Nails, base, per keg $4
ShovelB, per doz $7.50-10
Steel, Canton per lb 8^0
Bacon, per lb 18 20c
Beef, per lb (side) 9-10o
Chickens, each 50-90o
Fish, per lb 12fl5o
Ham, per lb 18-20o
Mutton per lb (side) 13-10n
Turkey, per lb 23c
Veal, per lb (side) 18c
Almonds, per lb 25c
Apples, per 401b box $1.50
Bananas, per dnz 40c
Beans, per lb 5c
Blackberries, per box 15o
Butter, per lb 25-30a
Cheese, per lb 20c
Chooolate, per lb 40-50c
Coooa, per lb 40o-*1.00
Coffee, per lb 25-50o
Condensed Milk per can 15c
Dried Peas, per lb 80
Eggs, per doz 30-40
Flour, per 501b $1-50-1.65
Grapes, per lb 15o
Honey, per lb 25o
Jams and Jellies per lb 12-13o
Lard, per lb 17^0
OuionB, per lb 5c
Oranges, per doz 40-50o
Peaches, per 201b box $1.50
Pears, per 401b box $1.75
Pickles, per qt 25o
PlumB, per 201b box 50-75o
Potatoes, per 1001b sack $1.25
Rice, per lb lOo
Rolled Oats per lb 5c
Sugar, per lb 6^0
Vinegar, per qt 15o
Walnuts, per lb 25o
Watermelons, eaoh 50-75o
Bran, per ton $27
Hay, per ton $27
Oats, per ton $32
Shorts, per ton $30
Coal, per ton, Gait, $8.50
Kerosine, per gal 50o
Soap, per bar 5o
Wood, per cord $4,60-$5.50
If you have
any old Jewelry too much
out of date to
wear, let me
make it over
into something
Officers and Meetings.
No. 96, W. F. M. Meets
every Saturday evening at
7:30 o'clock. Thos. Roynon,
Pres., Frank Philips, Sec.
Visiting brothers cordially
No. 85, W. F. M„ meets
every Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock in Miners' Un
ion hall. Robert EDiott,
Pres., W. B. Mclsaac, Sec.
No. 22, W. F. M., meets every
Saturday evening in Union hall.
H. R. Parsons, Pres., Geo. F.
Dongherty, Seo.-Treas,
Minors *^
For tho balance of the season we offer our large stock of Women's
Oxford Ties at greatly reduced prioes.   NOTE THE FALL:
Fine Pat. Colt Oxford Ties, welt,
Pine Pat. Kid Oxford Ties, welt,
Fine Pat. Calf Oxford Ties, welt,
Fine Dongola Oxford Ties, welt,
Fine Vici Kid Oxford Ties, turn,
Fine "Vici Kid Oxford Ties, turn,
Fine Vici Kid Oxford Ties, turn,
$4.00 now $3.20
4.50 now 3.50
4.00 now 2.00
3.00 now 2.00
3.00 now 2.40
2.50 now 1.75
2.00 now 1.60
Do not misB this chance to get nice Summer Footwear at low prioes
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Sample Room
For Commercial Men.
Finest Grill in Kootenays
Bowling Alley
What the Outside Newspapers are Saying.
Yesterday in the Houae of Commons. sayB the Shanghai Times,
Viscount Cranbprne, in speaking
of Manohuria, said that Great Britain would be delighted to come to
an agreement with Russia, but she
was never able to ascertain what
Russia wanted.
The Shanghai Times will tell Viscount Cranborne and the English
people what Russia wants. She
wants China! And what is more,
Russia is going to take possession
of China if Great Britain and the
United States do not stop her.
The recent advance in the prioe
of oopper stocks, says the St. Louis
Lead and Zino News, as manifested on the New York and Boston
stock exchanges, leads one to the
belief that the insiders have concluded that the bottom has been
reached and that the manipulation
which has been suspected and
vigorously oharged was a stern
reality. Now that the weaker
holders have been "shaken down"
—and out—the insiders may be
able to oover the stocks which they
Bold short and then proceeded to
beat down prices to points which
would enable them to cover with
handsome profits. The serious
question which speculators in copper are asking is "Was the movement merely preliminary to one of
still greater importance, or was it
simply a bear raid?" There was a
time when oopper shares followed
the movements of the metal markets. Of late this condition has
reversed. The metal market has
been stronger during the past
thirty days and it is now predicted
that 14 cent oopper is soon to be
seen. Meanwhile consumers are
again entering the market, apprehensive of another advanoe which
in their present depletion of stooks
would become a more or less serious predicament.
Sir Thomas Upton's declaration
says the Vancouver Province, made
at New  York   yesterday  that  he
would never   issue another challenge for the Amerioa Cup until
"a man had been found in England
who equalled  Nat  Herreshoff in
boat building," is too flaunting  a
compliment to the.American builders altogether to suit the   British
It  is   somewhat too  dramatic  a
"throwing up of the sponge."    Sir
Thomas is spending a great deal of
of money upon it,  and desires to
retire from the field.   No one  oan
wonder at this.   He has displayed
splendid staying powers, the most
admirable sportsmanlike qualities.
He has done his best to  win, and
he haa lost heroically.    It  is  impossible   that   anything    beyond
what he haa d ne could be expected of him.   Still, many people will
regret that he should have retired
from the scene with a vicious stab
at bis yacht builder.   It will appear to   very   many people who
know as much as or perhaps more
about yaoht construction than Sir
Thomas Lipton, for he knows exactly nothing, that, everything considered,    Shamrock   III  made a
splendid showing.    That the Reliance, constructed on this side of
the water, and therefore with  absolutely  nothing in   view exoept
this race, and, shell that she was,
with   an  additional 2000 square
yards of sailB, should not have
beaten her rival in one of the raoei
by more than a oouple of minutee,
shows, we think, there is not muoh
superiority to boast of in the construction of the defender's hull.
Had the raoe taken place in British waters and the American
yachts been forced to make the
ooean trip, whioh requires weight
and strength to accomplish, the
fortunes in the present might have
been reversed.
Locations.  Improvements
and Sales for Month
of August.
July 31—B 0 Hecla, on Sophia
Mountain, by T P O'Farrell for
Andrew Daly.
Aug. 8—Norway on Sophia
Mountain, by Magnus Wulff.
Aug. 11—Dawson on Boulder
oreek, by K L Burnett for F R
Aug. 11—Walter Fractional on
north fork of Murphy oreek, by F
R Blookberger for A Roebel.
Aug. 17—Lone One on north
fork of the middle fork of Murphy
creek, by A Gibson for E F Gibson
Aug. 18—Prudence on Norway
Mountain, by J Kloman.
Aug 29—Minto on Dominion
Mountain, by J MoKenzie.
Aug 29.—Amazon eTo 2 on St
Thomas Mountain, by M Miller for
T Kettleson.
Aug 29—Burgan on St Thomas
Mountain, by G M Miller for T
Aug 1—On the May for work
done on the same, to An tone Han-
Ben for the same.
Aug 1—On the Bleoke for work
done on the May, to Antone Hansen for the same.
Aug 4—On the Cascade for work
done on the same to S F Griswold
tor the same.
Aug 8—On the Anchor for work
done on the same, to Magnus Wulff
for the same.
Aug 8—On the Sunset for work
done on the same.to^M Wulff for W
F Case
Aug 8—On the Wosser for work
done on the same, to A Tremblay
for tbe same.
Aug 10—On the Amazon for
work done on the same, to G M
Miller for the same.
Aug 11—On the Copper King for
work done on the same, to A
Garvey for Chris Nelson.
Aug 15—On the Silent Friend for
work done on the same to H W
Body for E R Body, et al.
Aug 15—On tbe London tor
work done on the same to J Kraff
for J Kraff, et al
Aug 15—On the Klondyke for
work done on the same, to J Kraff
for J Kraff, et al.
Aug 17—On the John Buel for
work done on the same to Olaf
EverBon for the same.
Aug 17—On the Prospector for
work done on the same to J R Cameron for J Gloyn
Aug 21—On the Dominion, $100
in lieu of work, to A Jefferson for
the same.
Aug 21—On the Gordon for work
done on the same, to N Smith for
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Now Is the Time to Buy Lots
in Similkameen City, B. (2.
CAMP HEDLEY is the most talked of camp in the province, and situated in the centre is Similkameen City, surrounded by
rich mines whioh will shortly have large payrolls. Over 200 lots have been sold to business people who realize that Similkameen will become the metropolis of this district. The Nickel Plate mines have expended $300,000 in development and are at
present building tramways and a 40-stamp mill. Arrangements are being made for the ereotion of a large smelter at Similkameen City which will cost about a million dollars. Besides the Nickel Plate group of claims being developed by one of the richest
mining companies in North Amerioa, there are several other groups and properties whioh will shortly be developed, among them
being the Kingston Mines, Rollo, Wellington, Winnipeg, Red Chief and Pollock. Situated as it is* in the beautiful Similkameen
valley, midway between Princeton and Keremeos, and protected from all opposition in the valley by adjoining a large Indian
reservation, this townsite will become one of the principal mining camps of the Paoifio Northwest. It was only a short time ago
that lots in Rossland, Nelson, Greenwood and other mining centres were selling for the same price that they are today being sold
for in Similkameen.   Come in before tbe boom and double your money.
Similkameen City to Have Two Railways.
The Viotoria, Vanoouver & Eastern and the Canadian Pacific railways are starting immediate construction for the Similkameen,
whioh will make this town a railroad centre and divisional point, and when these competing lines are completed through to the
Paoifio ooast tbey will become the main through lines, being the shortest route from the interior to tbe coast. A large sawmill is
running steadily on the west addition, the only available timber for miles around. The main street is 90 feet wide, being all
cleared and ready for building purposes. All railways, roads, telegraph and telephone lines will have to come through this
townsite, whioh is looated in the centre of the whole Similkameen valley and will become the largest distributing point and
mining oentre in British Columbia.
Similkameen City Lots Will Make You Rich.
A large agricultural area to draw from.   Pure water, fine climate, rich mines, big payrolls.
Lots for Sale $2 to S10 Per Front Foot.    A*enls in jjgjjl «=•
For further particulars apply to
FRANK BAILEY & CO., Greenwood and Similkameen
J. H. YATES, Empire State; Building, Spokane.
Aug 24—On the Boston for work
done on the same, to S Barbora for
S Barbora, et al. Work to apply for
two vears.
Aug 24—On the Morning Star
for work done on the Boston, to S
Barbora for S Barbora, et al. Work
to apply for two years,
Aug 24—On tbe Stockton for
work done on the same, to S Barbora for S Barbora, et al.
Aug 28—On the Rainbow Fraction, for work done on the same to
T Kettleson for T Kettleson, et al
Aug 31—On the E R, for work
done on the Jessie F Fraction, to E
Terzick for E Terziok, et al.
Aug 31—On the Mammotb, for
work done on the Jessie F Fraction
to E Terziok, et al.    .
Aug 31—On the Norway King,
for work done on the Jessie F Fraction to E Terziok for E Terzick, et
Aug 2—On (be Vuloan Fractional
on Columbia Mountain, to A D
Aug 8—On the City ot Cleveland
on Sophia Mountain, to W A Spil-
->ug27—BC Heola, one sixth
T P O'Farrell to J Elliott, tl.
C.rtlfieata of Improv.m.nt
The Gordon and Texas Fraction
Mineral Claims, situate in the Trail
Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:    North slope of Red
mountain. »"  „'      »u r    tj
Take notice that I, Kenneth L. Burnet, Prov. Land Surveyor of Rossland,
agent for F. R. Blochbe'ger, free miner's certificate No. B57494, Andrew Suth-
erland.free miner's certificate N0.B73315
and Ner Smith, free miner's certificate
No. B75408, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown Grant of the above claim,
And further take notice that action,
under section 37,  most be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Improvement, ■'
Dated this list day of August AD. iom
Mining and Social Matters
Special Columns
Will be  Literature, Current Topiop, Canadian.
Imperial and Foreign Affairs.
A Serial Story Will Run
Eight Pages!    Eight Pages I
Le Roi Feed
and Sale Stables
John F. Linburg, Prop.
Best Turnouts in the City.
Saddle horses for fisbing'and hunting parties a specialty.
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and all points east
Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria, Portland
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Through Palace and Tourist Sleepsrs
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For rates, folders and full [information
regarding trips, call on or address any
agent 8. F. & N. Railway.
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west and south to Rossland, Nelson,
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at Spokane with the Great Northern,
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for points east, west and south; connects
at Rossland and Nelson with the Canadian Pacific Reconnects at Nelson with K. R. A N.
Co. for Kaslo and K' & S. points.
Connects at  Curlsw  with  stage  for
Greenwood and Midway, B. C.
Buffet cars run between Spokane and
Effective June 14, 1903
Leave Spokane 8:45 a.m.
Arrive Rossland 4:35 p.m.
Arrive Nelson 7:20 p.m.
Arrive Grand Forks....   4:00 p.m.
Arrive Republic 6:15 p.m
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reservation of berths or price of tickets,
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Sir Edwin Arnold, K. C. I. E.
In the garden of my Japanese
home in Tokyo I have just perused
the last sheets of my son's philosophical and historical romanoe
'Phra the Phoenician.'
The author of 'Phra' has olaimed,
for Romanoe, the anoient licence
accorded to Poetry and to Painting.
He has supposed a young Phoenician merchant, full of the love
of adventure, and endowed with a
large and observant if very mystic
philosophy—suoh as would serve
for no bad standpoint whenoe to
witness the rise and fall of religions
and peoples. The Adventurer sets
out for the 'tin islands,' or Cassiter-
ides, at a date before the Roman
conquest of England. He dies and
lives anew many times, but preserves his personal identity under
the garb of a half dozen transmigrations. And yet, while renewing
iu each existence the characteristic
passions and sentiments whioh constitute his individuality and preserve the unity of the narrative,
the author adapted him to varying
times and places with a vraisem-
blance and absence of effort which
are extremely effeolive.
A Briton in British days, the
slave-consort of his Druid wife, he
passes, by daring bnt convenient
inventiveness, into the person of a
Centurion in the household of a
noble Roman lady who illustrates
in her surroundings the luxurious
vices of the latter Empire with
some relics still ot the older Republican virtues. Henee be glides
again into oblivion, yet wakes from
the mystical slumber in time to
take part in King Harold's gallant
but fatal stand against the Normans.
He enjoys ihe repose, as a Saxon
thane, which the polioy of the Conqueror granted to the vanquished;
but after some startling adventures
in the vast oak woods of the South-
kingdom is rudely ousted from his
homestead by the 'foreigners,' and
in a neighboring monastery sinks
into secular forgetfulness once
more of wife and obildren, lands
and life.
On the return ot consciousness
he finds himself enshrined as a
saint, thanks to the strange physical phenomena of his suspended
animation, and learns from the
Abbot that he has lain there in
the odour of sanotity, aocording to
indisputable church records, during
300 years.
. He wanders off again, finding
everything new and strange, and
beoomes an English knight under
King Edward III. He is followed
to Creoy by a damsel who from aot
to act of his long life drama similarly renews an existence linked with
his own, and who constantly seeks
his love. She wears the armour of
a brother knigbt.and on the field of
battle she sacrifices her life for his.
Yet once more, a long spell of
sleep, whioh is not death, brings
this muoh-wandering Phra to the
reign of Queen Elizabeth, and it ie
there, after many and strange
vicissitudes, he writes his experience, and the curtain finally falls
over the last passage of this remarkable record.
Suoh, briefly, is the framework
of a oreation which, while it has
certainly proved to me  extremely
seductive as a story, iB full,! think,
of philosophical suggestiveness.
For to be oharming an author is
not obliged to be oredible, or what
would become of the 'Arabian
NightB,' of 'Gulliver,' and of the
beat books in the library? Personally I admire and I like 'Phra'
enormously, and, being asked to
pen these few lines by way of introduction, I oounsel everybody to
read it, forgetting who it is that
respectfully offers this advice until
the end of the book, when I shall
be no longer afraid If they remember.
Well and truly an inspired mind
has written, 'One man in his time
plays many parte,' but surely no
other man ever played bo many
parts in the oourse of a single existence as I have.
My own narrative seems incredible io me yet I am myself a witness
of its truth. When I say that I
have lived in this England more
than one thousand years, and have
seen her bud from the callowest
barbarity to the height of a prosperity and honor with which the
world is full, I shall at once be
branded as a liar. Let it pass
The accusation is familiar to my
ears. I tired of resenting it before
your fathers' fathers were born, and
the scorn of your offended sense of
veracity is. less to me than the
lisping of a child.
I was, in the very distance of
the beginning, a citizen of that
anoient city whose dominion onoe
Btretohed from the blue waters of
in every shape; I have enjoyed all
scrts'of peace, from the rndest to
the most cultivated.
I have lived, in fact, more than
one thousand years in this seagirt
island of yours; and so strange and
grim and varied have been my experiences that I am tempted to set
them down with a melancholy faith
in my own uniqueness. Though it
is more than probable few will believe me, yet for this I care nothing,
nor do I especially seek your approval of my labors. I, who have
tasted a thousand pleasures and am
hoary with disappointments, oan
afford to hold your censure as lightly as I should hold your commendation.
Here, then, are my adventureB,
and this is how they oommenced.
Regarding the exact particulars
of my earliest wanderings, I do
confess I am somewhat uncertain.
This may tempt you to reply that
one whose memory is so far reaching and capacious as mine will
presently prove, might well have
stored up everything that befell
him from his very beginning. All
I oan say is, things are as I set
them down; and those facts which
you cannot believe you must continue to doubt. Tho first thirty
years of my life, it will be guessed
in extenuation, were full of the
frailties and shortcomings of an ordinary mortal; while those years
whioh fallowed have impressed
themselves indelibly upon my mind
by right of being curious past experience and credibility.
Looking back, then, into the very
remote past is like looking upon a
oountry which a low sun at onoe
illuminates and blurs. I dimly
perceive in the golden haze of the
anoient time a fair oity rising, tier
npon tier, out of the blue waters of
the midland sea.   A splendid har
Aegean round to and beyond the bor frames itself out of .the mellow
uncertainty—a harbor whereof the
long white arms are stretched out
to welcome the oommeroe of all the
known world; and under the white
fronts and at the temple steps of
that ancient city, Commerce poured
into the lap of Luxury every commodity that could gratify cupidity
or minister to human pleasure.
I was young then, no doubt, nor
need I say a fool; and very likely
the Bight of a thousand strange
sails at my father's door excited
my daily wonder, while the avarice
which reoognizes no good fortune
in a present having, was exoited by
the silks and gems, the rich stuffs
and the gums, the quaint curiosities of human ingenuity and the
frolic things of nature, which were
piled up there. More than all, my
imagination must have been fired
by the sea captains' tales of wonder
or romance, and, be the cause what
it may, I made up my mind to adventure like them, and carried out
my wilful fancy.
It is a fitting preface to all I have
learnt since that my first real remembrance should be one of vanity.
Yet so it was. More than a thousand years ago—I will not lower
my record by a single lustrum to
propitiate your utmost unbelief—I
set out on a first voyage. It might
be yesterday, so well it comes before me—with my youthful pride
as the spirit of a man was born
within, and I felt the strong beat
of the fresh salt waves of the open
sea, upon my trading vessel's prow,
and knew, as I stood there by her
steering oar, that she was stuffed
with a hundred bales of purple
oloth from my father's vats along
the shore., and bound whither I
lilted. Who could have been proud-
broad stream of the Nile herself.
Your antiquities were then my
household gods, your myths were
my beliefs; those facts and fancies
on the very fringe of reoords about
whioh you marvel were the commonplace things of my commencement. Yes! and those dusty relics
of humanity that you take with
unholy zeal from the silent chambers of sarcophagi and pyramids
where my boon companions, the
jolly revellers I knew long ago—
the good fellows who drank and
sang with me through warm, long-
forgotten nights—they were the
great princes to whom I bent an
always duteous knee,, and the fair
damsels who tripped our sunny
streets when Sidon existed and
Tyre was not a matter of speculation, or laughed at their own dainty
reflections, in the golden leisure of
that forgotten age, where the black
legged ibis stood sentinel among
the blue lotus flowers of the temple
Since then, what have I not
done! I have travelled to the corners of the world, and forgotten my
own land in the love of another.
I have sat here in Britain at the
tables of Roman Centurions, and
the last of her Saxon Kings died in
my arms. I have sworn hatred of
foreign tyrants In the wasBail
bowls of serfs, and bestrode Norman chargers in tiltyards and battlefields. The kingdoms of tbe
misty western islands whioh it was
my wonderful fortune to see submerged by alternate tides of conquest, I have seen emerge triumphant, with all their conquerors welded into one. I
have Been more battles
than I can easily recall, and war
er than I?—who oould have heard
finer songs of freedom in the merry
hum of the warm southern air in
the brown oordage overhead, or the
frothy prattle of the busy water
alongside, as we danoed that day
oat of the white arms of Tyre, the
queenly city of the anoient seaa,
and saw the young world unfurl
before us, full of magnifioent possibilities?
It is not my wish or intention to
write of my early travels, were it
possible. On this voyage (or it
may be on some others that followed, now merged into the associations of the first) we traded east
and west with adventure and success. The adventure was sure
enough, for the great midland sea
was then the centre of the world,
and, what between white winged
argosies of oommeroe, tbe freebooters of a dozen nations who patrolled
its bays and oorners, and rows of
royal galleys sailing to the conquest of Empires, it was a lively
and perilous plaoe enough. As for
the profit, it came quickly to those
who opsned a hundred virgin markets in the olden days.      1
We sailed into the great Egyptian river up to Heliopolis, bartering stuffs for gold dust and ivory;
at another time we took Trinaorian
wine and oranges into Ostia—a
truly magnifioent port with inoredi-
ble capacity for all the fair and
pleasant things of life. Then we
sailed among the beautiful Achaian
islands with oorn and olives; and,
so, profiting everywhere, we Jived
for long, a jolly, uncertain life, full
of hardships and pleasure.
For the most part we hugged the
coast and avoided the open sea, It
was from the little bays, whose
mouth we thus crossed, that the
pirates we greatly dreaded dropped
down upon merchantmen, like
faloons from their perohes. When
they took the vessel that resisted,
the orew, at those rongh hands, got
scant meroy. I have oome across
a galley drifting idly before the
wind, with all her orew, a grim row
of skeletons, hanging in a row
along her yard and swinging this
way and that, and rattling drearily
against the sails and each other in
melancholy unison with the listless
wallow of their vessel. At another
time, a Roman trireme fell upon a
big pirate of Melita and stormed
and captured her. The three
hundred men on board were too.
ugly and wioked to sell, so the Romans drove them overboard like
sheep and burned the boat. When
we sailed over the spot at sundown
the next day, she was still spluttering and hisBing, and the water lapping over the edge of her oharred
Bide, and round among the curls of
yellow smoke overhead a thousand
gulls were screeching, while a thousand more Bat gorged and stupid
upon the dead pirates. Not for
many nights did we forget the evil
picture of retribution, and how the
setting sun flooded the sea with
blood, and how the dead villains,
in all their horror, swirled about in
twos and threes in that crimson
light, and fell into our wake, drawn
by the ourrent, and oame jostling
and grinning and nodding after us,
though we made all sail to outpace
them, in a gloomy procession for a
mile or bo.
It often seemed to me in those
days there were more free-hooters
afloat than honest men. At times
we ran from these, at times we
fought them, and again we wonld
give a big marauder a share of cargo to save the ship from bis kindred who threatened us. It was a
dangerous game, and one never
knew on rising where his oouoh
would be at night, nor whether the
prosperous merobant of the morning
might not be the naked slave of the
evening, storing his own wealth in
a robber oave under the lath of
some savage sea tyrant.
[To be continued.] THE SATURDAY WORLD, ROSSLAND. B. C, SEPT,5    iqo3
Week Is the Quietest on
The Latest Quotations and Sales
Locally    Upon . the
The week just past is the poorest
on record this year. This seaBon
of the year is usually dull but the
fiuanciaf disturbance in New
York is the direct oauae of the depression.
Today's Local Quotation!:
:   ii
American Boy .
Ben Hur .---
Black Tall        4«
Canadian Gold Fields         S
Cariboo (Camp McKlnney) ei-rtIt      i <
CentreSlar .       ^4
Crowa Neat Pan Coal I        f
Falrrlew         S 4
Fisher Maiden         3 '
Slant         3 >
Granby Consolidated.    (4.50      $3.75
Morning Glory        a ■«
Mountain Won	
North Star (Bart Kootenay)..
Ban Foil	
Tom Thumb	
War Baffle Consolidated
Waterloo (Assess, paid) ,
White Bear (Assess, paid) ,
Payne, 1000, 15^o; Giant, 1000,
24c; Centre Star, 1000, 23c; White
Bear, 2000, 4c.   Total, 5000.
Week's Quotations.
Highest Lowest
American Boy      $% 4%
Ben Hur      S% 4'A
BlackTail      4# 3'A
Canadian Gold F.S      5 4X
Cariboo, Camp McK   II
Centre Star  24 20
Fairview      5 4
Fisher Maiden      3 2
Giant      3 2
Granby Consolida'ed I4.50 $3.75
Morning Glory      2 1%
Mountain Lion  30 21
NorthStar  \\%. q'A
Payne  16^ 14^
Quilp  20
Rambler-Cariboo  35 30
San Poil      5 2
Sullivan      5K 4)4
Tom'thumb      4^ 3%
War Eagle  13 10
Waterloo      7 M
White Bear      Hi lYi
Showing h:ghest asked and lowest bid
during the past week.
The Week's Sales.
Giant, 3000, 2000, 1000, 24c,
Sullivan, 2000, 5o, 1500,4-Jo; Rambler-Cariboo, 1000, 304c, 2000, 34o;
White Bear, 1000, 2000, 4c; Wales
Copper, 3000, 7c, Mountain Lion,
1000, 2G4c; Payne, 1000, 154c;
Centre Star, 1000, 23o, ■ Total,
Lies Nailed In Circulation
Dame Rumor is strangely bedizened of late, and these are just
a few of her recent efforts:
That the Le Roi will close down
and only have forty men left to
sink the shaft.
That all high grade ore is worked
out on the Le Roi.
That whiskey, not oil, is stored
in tho hogsheads at the Elmore
That Mayor Dean will resign
heartbroken over the recrudescence
of gambling.
That Alderman MoKichan will
no longer vote with the triumvirate
That the mayor will inaugurate
new reforms during his next term
next year.
That the Nelson LacroBse grafters will return the money they
worked the Carnival Committee
for as "expeneeB."
That Judge Boultbee will reserve
no moroJudgment!).
That the Elmore process is a
huge fake.
That James Cronin will take
charge of the Centre Star and War
That E. B. Kirby will close
down the War Eagle Hotel in order to gratify Rossland merchants.
That the War Eagle will have a
pionic down south.
That generally Rossland haa
gone to hades and wants a mission
Burglars   Free   Themselves   on    the
Way to Prison
Toronto.Sept. 5—Sheriff Thompson and a constable from Fort
William todav were bringing four
prisoners aown to mo central pris-
Bon and the Kingston penitentiary.
They were T. Burns, sentenced to
four years for burglary; A P. Duncan, two years for robbery of persons; H, Johnson, five years for
burglary; and John Foster two
yearB for robbery of persons.
The party was ooming into the
city this afternoon on the steamboat Express, and between Toronto junction and Parkdale tbe men
in some mysterious manner sawed
their manacles.and made a bolt for
liberty. All but Foster got away
jumping from the moving train,
and striking toward the open country. 	
Extraordinary Methods of
Mayor Dean Lately
During the late Carnival there
were open card games at all the
usual resorts in the camp on the
understanding that they were permitted by the authorities. One
man goes up against the game in
one of the saloons and wins $400.
The next day he loses his pile and
over a thousand dollars in addition.
To cover this loss he gi ves cheques
whioh he afterwards stops. Action
is brought and judgment is reserved on certain of the cheques
which were cashed for value. The
next step is that the police are
ordered to arrest a gambler who is
-said to be oonoerned, whioh is (lone
and the man fined $20.
Now people are asking (1) why
gambling was carried on at all in
defiance of election pedges (2)
why if one gambler is arrested
why not all (3) why the gamblers
were not arrested at *he time instead of later on (4) why informations were not laid against all
houses instead of one (5) what in
struotions did the police get from
the Polioe Commissioner (G) why
the mayor himself is not
arrested,for he is evidently the person on whom the whole responsibility rests.	
State  of Team   at   Present    and  Its
Captain Charles Summers of the
Lacrosse Club is of the opinion that
all that is now necessary, beyond
constant practice, to gain a high
degree of efficiency for the team, is
the importation of one or two good
men. He declares he knows where
to lay his hand upon them, but the
difficulty is to find work for the
boyB when they arrive.
If the various employers round
the camp would come to his assistance in this matter, and signify
their willingness to provide a berth,
if it be possible for lacrosse men,
this difficulty will cease to exist.
Mr. Summers thinks that he lias
the nuoleus of a good team which
merely wants practice and an addi-
ional player or so to bring it to such
a state of perfectness that it will be
able in another season to hold its
own with other teams.
Rossland has taken a back seat
this year in lacrosse matters, but
it must be remembered that the
team is very young and perfection
oannot be had iu a day. Moreover
after men have been working all
day in a mine they are none too fit
to practice lacrosse in tho afternoon
and without practice, and practice
together, combination play, the
very essence of good lacrosse, oannot be attained.
Nail McCallum Retlrae
British Subject Cannot Land
*    In New York.
Rigid Application  of the Exclusion
Act by the New York
New York, Sept. 5. -Serious international complications may
arise over the refusal to permit to
land one Samuel Homing, a rich
Demorara Chinaman. Born on
tbe island of Demerara he is a foil
fledged British subject. Mr. Homing is one of the wealthiest men in
Demerara. He has never been iu
China. Lately he decided to make
a tour of the United States and
Europe and letters of introduction were given him to the most
prominent merchants everywhere.
Among them is one to a wealthy
New Yorker. „
Tbe immigration inspector oared
nothing for Mr. Honang's pass
ports) simply declaring that he was
a Chinaman and oould not land
under the Exclusion act but finally
agreed to forward his papers to
Washington where, if special eon
sideration is not shown, Honang
will have to return to Demerara on
the same steamer that brought him
Nominations Made Up to
Date in the Various
Grand Forks, Sept. 5—Neil
McCallum, the Liberal candidate
for this district, has notified his
election committee that as he has to
leave for the east shortly on urgent
private affaire, and will be detained
several months, he must retire
from the oampaign.
The following nominations have
been made over the province. A full
at Ii is included of all rid
ings in tbe province. The
list will be kept standing and added
to from to time as further nominations are made:
Atlin—one—J. Kirkland, Progressive.
Cariboo—two—S. A. Rogers, W.
Adams, Conservative.
Chilliwack—one—C. W. Munro,
Liberal; J. L. Atkinson, Conservative.
Columbia—one—W. C. WellB
Comox—one—F. McB. Young,
Cranbrook—one—J. H. King,
Liberal, T. Cavin, Conservative.
Cowichan—one—J. Evans, Liberal, E. M. Skinner,  Conservative.
Esquimau—ont —J. Jardine,Lib-
eral, C. E. Pooley, Conservative.
W. R. Ross.Conservative, J. It. Mc
Pheraon, Socialist.
Grand Forkt—one—G.A.Fraser,
Conservative, J. Riordan, Socia list
Greenwood—one—J. R. Brown,
Islands—one—T. W. Paterson,
KamloopB—one—F.   J.   Deane,
Liberal; F. J.  Fulton,   Conservative.
Kaslo—one—J. L. Retallack
Liberal, R. Green, Conservative, S.
Shannon, Sooialist.
Lillooet—one—Dr. Sanson, Liberal.
Nanaimo—one — E. Quennell,
Conservative, J. Hawthornthwaite,
Nelson— one—S. 8. Taylor, Liberal, J. Houston, Conservative.
Newcastle—one—D. W. Murray
Liberal, P. Williams, Socialist.
New Westminster—one—W. Gif-
foid,  Conservative.
Okanagan—one—T. W. Sterling,
Liberal, P. Ellison, Conservative.
Revelstoke—one—J. M. Kellie,
Liberal, T. Taylor, Conservative,
John W. Bennett,  Socialist.
Riohmond—one—J. C. Brown,
Liberal, F. Carter Cotton, Conservative.
Similkameen—one—W. J. Snod-
grass, Liberal, L. W. Shatford.Con-
Skeena—one—C. W. D. Clifford,
Conservative; P. Herman, Liberal.
Slooan—one—R. A. Bradshaw,
Liberal; W. Hunter, Conservative,
W. Davidson, Progressive.
Vancouver—five—Ernest Burns,
A. R. Stebbings, Socialist, J. Edwards, A. G. Perry and F. Williams,
Viotoria—four—J. C. Watters, L.
O. Charlton, Sooialist.
Yale—one—Stuart Henderson,
Liberal, T. G. MoManamon, Conservative.
Ymir—one—A. Parr, Liberal, H.
Wright, Conservative.
Union Officers.
The result of the semi annual
eleotion of officers of the looal
Miners Union are as follows:
President, Kenneth Martin.
Vice president, Philip James.
Financial Seoretary, P. R. Mae-
Warden, W. Ruffner.
Treasurer, A. McAulay.
A Fish Hatchery
Commission to take the Clarke
resolutions as a portion of the evidence. The Commissionera have
Miss Oliver leaves today for her
vacation and Mrs. A. H. MaeNeill
goes for a month to the ooast on
Monday and Mrs. J. H. Fletcher
and daughter Ethel, leave for
Olympia the first of the week.
Declares a Dividend
Greenwood, Sept. 5.—The Providence mine has deolared a dividend
of 10 cents per share. The directors expect to pay an equal amount
monthly hereafter.
Killed Instantly
Spokane, Sept. 5.—Two workmen
dropped 60 feet from the Centennial
mill elevator yesterday afternoon
and were killed instantly.
Churches desiring special mention of
their services must present the notices
for publication on or before Friday
THOMAS STOUT, tue First Avenue
Druggist, has resumed charge of his
business and will be pleased to meet all
his old customers as well as many new
A. R. S, M.
(Assayer for Le Roi No. 2,)
Custom Assays ii
Mine Timber e Specialty
GOOD   WOOD  ir> large or
small quantities.
One hundred new and
second hand stoves. Now
is the time to get a bargain in a good store.
Rossland Bazaar
Vancouver, Sept. 5.—A definite
proposition 'for the establishment
by Amerioan capital of a Bockeye
hatchery on the Fraser river has
been made by T. R. Kershaw, fish
commissioner of the State of Washington, who wishes to obtain permission from the Dominion government to ereot and maintain such
an institution.
the Brg Sale & Season
at the Big Shoe Store
A Mass Meetlag
Dawson, Sept. 5.— A muss meeting    has   asked   the    Treadgold
-On TUESDAY, September 8th, and
following days we will offer the balance
of this year's styles of Ladies Extension
Sole Low and High Shoes in Patent
Leather. Patent K;d, Vici Kid. Box Calf,
COST.     Come and see for yourself
We have placed in stock the new )Q(
A Corset to be right must fit as though molded
to the form. If it is too tight it is highly injurious to the health; if too loose it makes the
dress hang poorly.    It  is economy  to buy
Whioh   is   fitted   to   the
wearer.    Call and see our
We are also agents for the famous
S Black Sateen Skirts This Week $1.00 §


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