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Id.   a*C   KxxoTxrles.   Prop,
T*. BURNS &- eo
Undent  of  the   Payne   mine, who bus
given out tiiat the Galena .Mines will be
working a full forco of minors belore the
biiow flics,   Thi.*, like most  other Sil-
i vi'iton    properties,   ia    a   silver-lead
! proposition, the vein varying from- Sight
[to fifteen feet In width  and  boing filled
I with cue,  all of which will pay to mill.
The clean ore rutin from 00 to 125 ounces
F. 3. O'Rielly P. I.. 8. is doing some
surveying in the neighborhood.
Mrs. W. L, Davidson, of Sandon, was
 Visiting in town ou Wednesday.
A mino abont which littlo has been I Pe»W Iead, and the concentrating ore j    p () ^ flnd wift}) of Spokane,  irera
snid nnd which has, without any fuss o»jwi11 coo_«_JitrttS   about  four  tons into, mij,iyill(, the gcenely i,ere ,|,j„ Wet'k
blow,  gone  ahead  nnd    accomplished itme
mors underground development   work
than nny other mine in the Sfocun. Lake     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
region during the Inst twelve mauths, Is '
the Hewett mini', near here. I    M ,1|C Hnrtney mine, on Silver moan
Silverion, Nelson, Trail, Ymir. Knslo, Sandon,
New Denver, Cascade City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway aud Greenwood.
Are You Looking For
Siylish goods?
Elt OUT OK SliiHT.
iJl'lf VXr.-.lO.   O.' F.RCOATINQfi JU8T IN.
UEftWIIER,   The Tailor:   Silwrlon. I!. ('.
th\tproperty was bonded about one]*™- on w,teh l""l"''',y development
5'cur AOEp by a syndicate represented by ' work lmB been l'to.-co<Iin- for some tunc,
R. Inaingir, of Spokane Wash., and i llP!U,J' m ,ons of clean ore hns boon
im.k'i' tl,e local management «f O.T.itl,ken; 0,u u,h1 sifted and now awaits
Cross & Co, of Silveiton. work has been "''wportation Win the mine to this
steadily pushed on tl.e mine. During *harf' Th,« ore ia " steel galena and
the year thero has. been driven on this i BivM values of ov"r m ow,ces '" B,,TW
property 1280 feet of uiidi_r«roiiiid work <■fo Il,e ,ou Rnd 50 P" cent lead, all of
besides a large amount of snrface pros- i"llid' '•" bt'en taken out while doing
peeling and the. building of traits and I development work. .The Hartney has
thf areclion of buildings etc; not a bad;"0"' " !•*>■ aaK",nt of stopipit pound
showing for a company whose payroll F°f nfd n«! :l,u1 will soon enter tho list
has varied*between ten and twfi.ty men, | of "'"'''""« ""nea	
Three tunnels  havo   been   driven on!     M1NINO PROPERTY ABROAD.
the vein, No 1., lhe upper one, being in i  *
201) feet, No '>., 1110 Let and the l-iwei , Becanse a mining propptty is offered
one, No3, is now in 510 feet and is j for sale in^ther than the home market
being driven ahead as rapidly as possihh). i j„ no )ea80n wllJ. it ^him\,\ not be a cafe
Within the i cxt .'ew weeks raises will be \ alul [0lm,i investmCut, says thc Nelson
started to eminent all Hie ,e tunnels und; Keononist. We loo frequently hjiVe It
it will take 245 feet of raises to. complete ;saiJi-ou, if the property was half aa
thu connection. ! good a3 represented, it  would be  taken
In doing this development work, some ! „,, t,y local ii.cn.'' This i.s a great mis-
70 tons of firstclass oro has been s-irted j take." It thould be remembered thst
out and idiipped to the smelter and ; ,],e |oca] ,„.,„ generally has stiiked all
over 300 Ions of good ore piled upon the j ],e Cil„ possibly afford iu lite mining in
dumps. Tho general character ot tliu 1 tercsts of bis districts, nnd that his en-
ore is dry, carrying little lea.f, but tci-jrii-o in this particular is limited only
running high in silver, which it carries |,y the state of his Ir.nk account. -It. is
in the form of grey copper, snlphuretH,! fortunate for outsiders that this is so,
ruby and native silver. Tim vein is a otherwise.they would be proclud.ilJroni
huge contact  ledge lying   between   a | the possibility ofeecuring an interest, in
Neil O'Donnell was renewiiig bis acquaintance with the camp this week.
(iotoR. 0.  Daiglu's  for fresh fruits
and con feet iunery.  Near  Posloltice.*
■slate and granite fuiiuation.
I'm a i.I.'.Mi' n i\ N'umin "1WI0.
I) is nothing .
*   but (air
t* ■
Tu !il ni) Sr.fiin i'lisiiiiiiirs hiniv
Hin! I have jnsi returned fnrni a pur-
rkasiiig trip in \fo Fast.    I am      	
pkaxed to Id you linon tliat I have H M ^v ^
scktd tlio vifyliilisLiip-lodilit gotds in untrfeiigiw,cecii as never bo
fore kn slioivinVtliln fomilry. All ^ifiils bonglil Jierc are gnuraiiteed
Al <|iialily ami |»rires aresiirii as will coiiijide witli Eastern market.
The long cross-cut tunnel l.iir.g driven
to t;»j, the. Vancouver vein at depth is
qow fairly started In ing In about 70 feet.
Poreman W, A. Barker is bending all
his energies towanls pushing this |ilec«
Of woil; to complciion nml steadily i iglil
and   day   itn   faue   is   erav ing Milo tiir>
any cf the mines of British Columbia.
As it is, somo of the I est properties iu
the cou- try are iu the hands of strangers,
SUd there arc now others on the market
which will turn out equally as good. As
n-matter of faci, mining bas ceased to be
(^gambling proposition. It is now conducted on thc same sound painciples as
j any other branch of business. The limn
who uses jii'L'enient in bis investments
i.s as ealts iu a mining pn position as any
other, with the  probabilities of greater
mountain.    All   that  can   tie   done   lo  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
expedite the   work   is   carefully  looked I P':ofl!s '" '''" f,lVor	
after and air pipes etc have, been nuulel              LOCAL   ESTIMATES
ind arc ready tn be put ii>  r.ssoona3i 	
 1   .,       IU.:- , l   .....l    .....   .1..    ....:..!
nee.ld. This tunnel will tap tl.e vein
i over 51V.) feet deep and the future cf tl.e
' mine  largely  depends npon this tunnel
sinking it. tivb, widch those familiar
! with the property believo it  will.
FINE W A it 11
Tha creditors'mestinir.held hero last'
Thursday f.r the purpose of setiln.g the
No Dday Clirlev .Mines' affairs result'-.1
very favorably, n compromise being cf-
ti.-led.    Shoiil.l (In ic be no hitch within
the next few days it Is.probable that the I X'<
., mii. Mount..._ 	
Noonday will again be employing a crew . (Jjw(.    i^qOO,   Dunei
of minors aud joining the shipping 11^1^,,^' ,'inUn, |l',S05
aud trails (38.865.
Aiiiong the items in the Estimates nf
special interest to onr readers are the
following: Mining Recorder, Slocan
Ciiy, ^.10S0.; Government Agent nnd
Stipeudary Magistrate,. Slocan, f 1800.;
Mining Recorder, New Denver; $1080.;
School teachers: Sloean $720.; Assistant, $600 ; Silverton. tftitiO.; New
j Denver, «720.
j For roads and trails: General repairs,
i $10,500, South Fork of Kiuslo creek to
[Excelsior Mill, S000 , Silver "Mi'iiutain,
|3000i, Lavina Butle trail. $8000, Rid
a'tu to
Silverton.  $3000.   Crawford
an    River,   $3010.
wiihin a few  weeks
n ue i to bedesiied.
a   consumiiiali":i
Total   for roads
Jacob Dover, •THE JEWKLKft, • mm, II. 0.
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The Rockland mm \ on Red Mountain,
has closed down lor n fn..' days,  pending j  ,	
the incorporation of Ilia company which Thiity miners aro now employed at
is operating it. That it is not a shut- ! Iho Enterprise mine on Ten Mile.
dowtl is proved by the fact that this! All tbe tunnels at the Dosuti mine.
| compauy is prepared to iro riilht ahead near here, are being driven ahead and a
with the IVAgon road to tho mine half of force ot 45. men are. now employed at
the cost of which Ihey will furnish, the that property.
Government paying .the other hall. Iu Tlw ,„r,,0 of min,ra nt the Emily
a short time the* Uockla.id mine is to E(lilil mine >, ,)ei|,K ill(.roapl.,i a„;i
stmt up with a big force of miners and | ,,evp]opmcnt wnlk jj being pushed In
with Iho completion of Ihn wagon road nenr!y ftl| 0f tbo tunnels. This properly
they, will Install inaKhineiy upon the iutl0w developed to a point where it can
properly. I wor|j a |ftr^e forco of miners to ndvun-
; tiige und it   already   has  enough ore In
K8,   Pni|».
81 LVEBTON,   B. 0.f
Silverton        •     -
Iv£9 Donald.'C3LiT7-er37-
Outside Parti- .   firing HorsPB in Silverton M.-DONALD.
Of»  Have Thim  Unserved By  Writing To—    A> W'. M«-W«A,^»
1,     t-      '■     +       !       t       i
Mrs. J.-1. Melnlosh le.'t Wednesday
(or Mo;ie. where Mr. Mcintosh is now-
setiled in business.
Divine Service will be held to-morrowi
afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in tho I'nion
Church.   All wolcome.
The school children have now settled
down for the term's work under their,
new teacher, Mb a Fursons.
The Four Mile wagon road Ib once
again iu a state of repair from one end
lo tho other. J. Smith, who has had a
small force of men at • work upon it,
reports tbe road in good shape.
All   work   in the Jewelry Repairing
lino, left at the Silverton Drugstore, will
bo promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
the woll-knonuNelson jeweler.    All re
pairs aie ocaiiantesi, foii onk year. *
Tbe Lake Shore road between.New
Denver and Silverton b.is been cleaned
out an 1 put in a good state of repair.
With very little work ibis piece of road
could be made a firstclass pleasure
A. J. McDonald, of Sandon, accompanied by his brother, passed through
here on Thursday en route to Bridge
End, Out. They aro hastening home on
account of the seiimis illness of their
father and expect to return to Sandon
before fail.
The Ifldie3 ol Siiverion aro making
preparation for the holding ol a ''Birthday Social" in McKinuon's Hall on the
evening of September 1. This promises
to be something of a novelty and aa big
preparations are being mnde for a good
time it will doubtless be well attended.
(J. B;€hn.,d!er, Hie C. P. K. rc'.ieving
agent, i.s expected here next week to
take the position of resident agent, in
Ihe place of H. II. Reevos, resigned. Just
now Mr. Chandler is located at Rose
bony. He is It present & bachelor but
it is expected that a short residence in
Silverton will effect a cure.
Tho tinsmith department ef the
William Hunter Co. is 'now fitted up
with n complete set of tinsuiilhing
machinery and can turn out or mann-
'aeturc anything in that line, W.
Thompson, an expeit tinsmith, is in
charge and Is kept busy filling orders
for air-pipes etc for the various mines.
The Sandon Miners1 Union is going
ahead with its plan to erect a substantial
block in Sandon. Tho building, which
will probably he located on thc site of
the old skating link, will have two large
store rooms "n the ground floor and a
large Union Hall above. T. Brown, ll e
gents' furnisher, and ti. li. Knowles
the populsr jeweler, will occupy the. two
1'. Angflnon, Iho New Denver electric
light manager, canvassed ihe town last
Saturday, with a view of learning what
could be di me in Silverton with an tx-
tenSIOn ol tne 'lighting plant. Ho receive.I a.'suraiue of a liberal eupeort
heie nnd will probably taku some early
sleps to-vsrd wiring iho town. Mr.
Angrinon ia contemplating forming his
lighting business into a joint slock company and Hilverlotiians will be invited to
tmbtcribe 'or slock.
The firaden Bro.°, Company-of Spokane •
with which  W. M. Yates, of Silverton,,
is connected, now operating hi the-Nome-
district, has no hard luck story to toll,
having placed their machineiy on rich
ground on the Anvil and  Dexter creek
dinging-, and are making I ig money fnr
themselves.    The scarcity of wafer in i
tho creeks, which   is hindering many
from  working, makes r.o difference to
thin ccmmitiy, ns the water Ihey use ia -
pumped from the Bi bring Sea. ' Their
camp Is shunted near to Nome City, but
far enough removed lo tie out of danger
of any diseiifo in Ihe town.
Ml. Yates, w ritiug under dato of Ju'y ■
Bllh., gives many interesting items from
the North. Nome itself, he snys, is a
hell.on earth, there being much destitution and lawlessness, the reports from
thero being mainly true. The hardships >
however ate falling principally on tlie
nnmbqr of ijiandid tenderfeet, who.had
joined the nisli without funds on experience. All in his camp were in excellent health and spirits, wilh no (alko
returning before they had finished their
contract. Provisions were cheap, costing no more thero than in the Slocan.
Mr. Yates has been appointed foreman of tbo company's crew nt Nome.
ExtracU . From    Varioiwv-    Sources.?
In an article in The Lancet, the official
organ of tho British medical  fraternity, .
Dr. Aicbdall Reid advances Ihe theory
that driinkcucss  is ita own cure, and
that only by letting all who will drink as
much ,;.* they nave will alcoholism be
eliminated.     Tbe writer   demonstrates
that  drtinkencss is not hereditary but .
that the capacity for enjoying diilik  is. .
The sober nations have becoaMj. ao by
the over indulgence of their nation in the •
pa«t,   those   having Iho drink-craving
having disappcartd, leaving the fittest —
the non-cravers—as survivors.    To shut
ofLnicohsl altogether, as prohibitionists
desire, would revive the craving for it of ''
the nation to that shown by savages and j
access to spirits then would decimate thn
people as it would now a ti Ibe of our
Indians.   In England, the Doctor says, .
the "better classes," who nre descended i
Irom those wbosn purchasing power bad
allowed their indulgence, cio not  indulgi   -
in drink to the same extent as the "lower
classes,"' whose   ancestors' purchasing •
power was limited.
"Temperance reformers," tbo writer
adds, "are striving   to breed a short-
tailcil race of dogs by carefully preserving all the shoit-tailed individuals and i
pulling vigorously at their tails."
Silverton rejoices in the possession of ri •
female member of the bovine race who
knows what she wants and how to get
it.     She thinks   nothing   of   walking
through a hnrbed wire fence to get into a
cabbage patch; benrs aud   porcupines
arc ber meat; she w ill eat pastry put out
to cool, will  go down cellar and untie ■
potato sacks, but if she has a preference
it is for cool, green cabbage heads.   This
predeliclion led her into raiding the New
Denver Bank the other day and it wan
with difficulty that ahe was convinced i
that the heads she had noticed were only
imitations of tho boiling plant.
Tim linlena Mines, one of SilveiIon's
oid.stand-byn, although at present not
woi kiug is iu shape to start up at a
moments nolicu and only awaits Iho
expected word from lhe management!
The properly nt present is in charge ot
C; McClnre, who, with nn assistant, is
keeping the mino and machinery in
applie-pie older. Under his charge
several slight improvements hnve been,
added and for tlie first timn In the
history of. <thia mine it has been completely cleared of gas, Mr. McClurc
claiming that ho has non solved the
gas problem and that in future it will
not be tbo menace and trouhlo it has
heretofore been.   Th
sight  in   the   mine and on the dump to
justify tho erection of a concentrator:
On Monday a complete mining outfit
wus taken up to the South Wales lironp,
on Oranite creek, and n force of men are
now nt woik developing the property.
On this group of claims is the new strike
mentioned Inst week iu Tiik Sii.vkk-
toman, but ns ye! little cnn lie learned
abont it excepling that it has a big
surface showing of high g-ade silver ore.
Dan Hanlon, Slocan's veteran pros-
Tha Silverti.n Waterworks Company
allowed signs of life Inst week, when a
meeting of the stockholders was called
forthe election of directors. Messrs.
\V. H. Brandon, J. A. McKinnon, J. Mc-
Robbie. Wm. Hunter and M. It. W.
Rathborn wero chosen. At a directors'
meeting, held Inter, Win. Hunter was
elected president and M. It. W. Rath-
born lis secretary.
The dedication of St. Patrick's Church
lure last Sunday waa conducted by
Father Cote of Nelson, nssitted by Father
Caller of Spokane, lhe pretty little
church lieing crowded with worshippers.
Tho church interior was tentefulfy decorated with (lowers, Iho beautiful arrange-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ inent of which reflected much credit
pector, passed through here on bis way | „,,„„ (|ie |mijus vv|l0 |iaj ^caikod with
homo from the Lardeau on 'liiursdry. i MU.|, hgpj.y remits. The singing of the
Mr. Hanlon has spent nbout a montlr on H.hoir was most enjoyable, those Inking
some lardeau claims, but does not fee| j ,,„,( belpg Mesdames Pntricknn, Delanev
simgnine over the prospects for tho prop- \ un,\ Gardiner, Miss Bmndon and Messrs
orty. As Dan suys, ''What's the good ol j Tinling and D. Brandos.
Galena .Mine has] hundred dollar ore—and there's lots of. fnyH ,vM,.esfl i.\,Uior Cofe thanked
now on its dumps a Hifflcient amount of j it there—when you havo to cross seven- i those who hud taken a dish teresled part
firstclass concentrating oro.to justifv tbe ! teen snowslides to get at ii ?" IH speaks jlniho building cf the cbiiieh, prnislufl
erection of a mill nnd in (be mino Itself oLM* trip as having been a dangerous the people of Silverton for their t..|erauee
there are lsrao bodies of ore, hoth con-; one, and as tbreo men were drowned „,_,,', |nclt of bigotry, charaeteiisiics so
cenlrnllng and Olnhn, blocked railand , during till) month while nicking the BPi,|om me| with except iniho Wc_,t.
randy to slope. The property Is.in;din ! ««me trip wc can easily credit his state- Many from New Denv. r drove over lo
the liinuagcini'iil of C.   Hand,  supeiii;- ' ments.- '\Ueiel the seiviees.
fR.T.Anderson, In "Slocan Drill,")
No more shall he prospect our hills for
He whom we long bave known ;
lie has stak. d a claim  that has  wealth ,
An.t has gone to take hia own.
Not where the mountains nre i tigged ami .
\\ hern hardships aro daily met,
But In Life everlasting, where pleasures
will keep-
Why should we then regret?
Ho hns gone thro' life with a miner's Impn •
And ever a cheerlul SOlVO,
Faolmi the sorrows we nil must cope
And battling the in ull Ibe while.
Life, he had found, wns in da up of this:
With pleasures that much deceive
i Then, when his spirit baa entered on bliss
Why should wo sn much grieve?
Nay, we mourn not  at thus losing out
lacking lhe faith wtv boast—•
Ortly, that parting gives many a thrust
l\. hearts 'hut hive loved him iiiohI.
And whilo ui. gn on onr pilgrimage thro' '
Ever while life shall remain,
Ours, is Iho loss of a friend that wns true.
An I hi-., i- no 1. M '.nt gain..
To Capture and Murder Roberts and
All the British Officers
London, August 10.—A special
dispatch from Pretoria says a Boer
plot to make a prisoner of Lord
Roberts and shoot all the British officers possible was discovered
Thursday. It included the capture
of Pretoria and the shooting of
Lord Roberts and an attempt to
induce tht burghers to rise en masse.
A number of suspected accomplices of the conspirators'have been
conducted across the border.
. The British authorities are awakening to the danger of allowing
Boer sympathizers to remain in
Pretoria, and the issue of passes to
burghers has been stopped.
Townspeople Were Involved
Pretoria, August io.—The plot
to make a prisoner of Lord Roberts
and shoot all the Biitish officers,
discovered yesterday, included a
number of townspeople who were in
communication with the enemy, ll
was arranged that the capture and
killing should take place on the
evening of Tuesday last.
Intense indignation prevails
throughout the British army and
the general opinion is that the leniency ofthe British invited such a
conspiracy. It is considered thai
no measure for the repression of
such plots can be too strong.
Canadian* Join Imperial Arnir
Ottawa, Aug. io.—William Palmer, Cadet Hamilton and Cadet
Kirkland, all of this city and graduates at Kingston military college,
have received commissions in the
British army in India and leave for
that country on Wednesday next.
If Great Biitain wants much
more help from this country she
had better move rapidly. The administration which is going into office on March 4 next believes in the
United States' ability to go it alone.
—Seattle Times.
Great Britain has proved herself
well able to go it alone and will do
her duty in rescuing the white men
in China and punishing the outlawed rulers, whether the United
States help her or not.
The Chinese in Victoria taek
pains to show their loyalty to the
government under which they live,
and to dissociate themselves from
the Boxers. The Victoria Times
"Since the announcement of tbe
death cf the Duke of Edinburgh the
dragon flag on the Benevolent society's building has. been half-masted, while a Union Jack is similarly
floated over one of the joss houses."
The war between the white and
Japanese fisherrren has led to the
cutting of the latter's nets. The
Japs say the whites do it, but the
whites say the Japs simply hide
their nets and say they have been
Taxes on industry and the exemption of idleness and luxury are generally accounted the seeds of discontent in Italy.
It is proposed to enamor the
Philippines of American civilization
by bringing over a lot of young
Filipinos to the colleges in the
United States. Colleges in St.
Louis, New Orleans and Kentucky
need not apply.—Toronto Star.
The tide has turned. Great Britain will borrow half of her £,0,-
000,000 war loan in the United
States. The new world has become
independent financially as well as
politically and can now lend money
to the old world.
The public debt of Italy is over
$2,500,000,000 and the annual interest is $100,000,000. The debt
is nearly five times as great as the
foreign trade. With Great Britain,
the United States and Canada, the
foreign trade exceeds the debt.
These figures may help to explain
The chief cause of Paul Kruger's
hesitation to surrender is anxiety
about his future place of residence,
(ioveruiueut Oppo»ea Grant-Ins Yukon
Hallway  Charter
Pai li anient Building, Victoria,
August 10.—An important announcement was made this morning in
the railway committee of the government policy in regard to Yukon
charters. This was, to refuse all
applications until the settlement of
the boundary question, thus conserving trade for the all-Canadian
route and desisting from the upbuilding ol American towns.
The government is in communication with Ottawa regarding the
all-Canadian project, with a view to
secure harmonious and combined
In committee, Mike King's contest has assumed a party basis, the
opposition, with Clifford, Rogers
and Kidd, all favoring competition
with the White Pass road. Consideration of the bill was again adjourned and the matter is to be
again considered.
The proposal of the Dominion
government to establish an assay
office at Dawson, reduce the royalty
on gold to 3% and require it to be
delivered at that office has alarmed
Seattle, where the bulk of the gold
output of the Yukon goes.
"It will be the czar's turn next!"
boasts Assassin Bresci. Not exactly. It's the hangman's turn next.
—Spokane Chronicle.
Complaint is made that no repairs have been made on wagon
roads this year. How could it be
otherwise? The country has been
talking politics and has only just
got down to business.
It's a pity King Humbert had to
fall and the shah be spared. It's
the best dish that's broken first.—
Seattle Times.
Kruger and Botha offered to pay
the Boers for all damage, done to
their farms while the owners were
absent with their commandos.
What kind of money would they
pay in?    Kruger's greenbacks?
A new obstacle stands in the way
of the Pacific cable. The Eastern
Extension company, which is fighting the entc-prise, has ordered such
immense quantities of cable from
the principal manufacturers that it
may be a long time before they can
fill other orders. Moreover the
supply of gutta percha has been cornered and the price greatly increased.
When Lord Minto has seen the
West, he will have gained a new
Thr British General Gaselee declares that he will march on Pekin,
and that he hopes to have the cooperation of the allied forces. This
seems to be another way of saying
that he is going ahead anyway, and
that the others can follow or not, as
they please.—Toronto Globe.
The Victoria Colonist has been
worked up because the U. S. battleship Iowa was not sal uted on arrival at that port. The reason given
is that the forts had not the right
kind of guns and the torpedo destroyer Virago's guns would sound
no better than popguns.
Lucy Parsons has been interviewed on the assassination of King
Humbert. She is simply a virulent
scold, who calls herself an anarchist to gain notoriety.
Being satisfied that the United
States, like Great Britain, favors
preserving China as a nation, the
Chinese of the United States propose to offer the government the
services of a corps of Americanized
Chinamen as scouts, guides, boatmen, interpreters and bosses of
coolie laborers.
. All a Japanese has to do is to go
before a notary, swear that he has
been in Canada three .years, take
the oath of allegiance and, hey,
prestol he is a British subject. He
has been coached thoroughly,for he
answers "three years" to any question put to him. But what Canada
cannot do to stop the invasion, Japan has done, for it has absolutely
forbidden immigration to Cai.ada
and the United States.
Belligerency is so universal in
men's minds this year that even the
Annexation   of the Free State Was
He docs not wish to join Cronje in   peace conference  in   Paris almost
#. Helena. J broke up in « row.
London, Aug. 8.—The Queen's
speech at the proroguing of parliament, after stating that the relations with the powers of Europe
and America continued friendly and
a reference to the establishment of
the Commonwealth of Australia, refers to the war in South Africa,
"which has placed in the strongest
light the heroism and high military
qualities of the troops brought together under my banner from this
country; from Canada, Australasia and my South African possessions."   The speech then says:
"Believing the continued independence of the republics to be a
constant danger to the peace of
South Africa, I authorized the annexation of the Free State as a first
step to the union ofthe races under
an institution which may in time be
developed so as to se jure rights and
privileges in South Africa."
Referring to China, the speech
from the throne says:
"The British and othen legations
at Pekin have been unexpectedly attacked by an insurgent mob, and it_
is feared many of their inmates have
been murdered. How far the Chinese authorities are accomplices in
this atrocious crime, and whether
the British minister and his family
are among the victims, are" matters
still in uncertainty. The utmost
efforts will be made by myself and
my allies to visit with punishment
the authors of this unexampled
Hlaeoflhe Dunamulra and Character
ol the Premier.
Premier Dunsmuir is a comparative tyro in politics. It is only two
j ears ago since he entered the
house, his whole manner breathing
not the committee room but the
counting house. Although then
about 40 years of age, he had manifested no interest whatever in politics, but had bent his energies exclusively to administering the enormous estate for which the death of
his father had made him largely responsible. Like most men who
take up politics late in life, he has
never outlived an air of strict business dispatch, and his air in the
house is that of a man bewildered
by the number of words which
members require to use to make
their meaning clear.
He himself, as has been stated,
never 'speaks. In the sessions in
which li;. has sat for the last two
years, although at times matters of
great moment to him and to his
great interests on Vancouver Island
came up for consideration and debate, they failed to draw from the
member for Comox a monosyllable.
No matter how bitterly his interests
were attacked, what he thought on
the subject was locked in his own
breast. The course he will pursue
as leader of the government, when
assailed by such a loquacious speaker as Joe Martin,opens up a curious
ground for speculaiion.
Without any of those qualities
which usually mark the leader' of
men, he will be very much handicapped in the preliminary stages of
his career. But from his father
he inherits a pertinacity and a determination which, coupled with his
high standing in the business community, will do much to counterbalance these defects.
The rise of the family of the premier in one generation from a position of the most humble kind to that
ot affluence probably unequaled in
Canada is one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the
Canadian west. His father, Robert Dunsmuir, was the honest and
hard-working son of a line of honest
and hard-working coal masters of
Argyle. Coal mining was the business of the family, and although.
Robert received a fair education at
Kilmarnock academy, he was made
early to understand that his business
in life was to delve coal from the
bowels of the earth.
Early in the fifties young Dunsmuir, having in the meantime married, came out to Victoria, then a
very small place indeed. He came
as nearly all th* old settlers did, jn
a "wind-jammer" around the Horn.
He at once entered the employ of
the Vancouver Coal company as an
expert, until one day the Scotchman
stumbled on phenomenal luck. He
discovered a rich seam of coal at
Wellington, which, with characteristic shrewdness, he pre-empted for
himself, and from wnich he amassed
millions. He had not the necessary
capital to open up the property, but
he secured the co-operation of a
number of naval officers, including
Admiral Hornby, Captain Egert
and Lieut. Doggie. He, however,
retained a half interest and had the
entire control of the property. One
by one nis partners were bought out
the last one, Lieut. Doggie, receiving about $800,000 in full payment
of his claims.
From this discovery has sprung
the Dunsmuir millions. The father,
who died in 1889, left numerous
assets, I including the E. & N.
railway, to his family, but the Wellington mines are today the largest
contributors to the income of the
The widow of Robert Dunsmuir
resides in a beautiful castle overlooking the city of Victoria. Her
son, the new premier, resides in a
cosy home on the sea arm by which
the harbor of Victoria is prolonged
inland. Retiring and modest in his
character, he cares little for public
life, and takes greater delight in his
beautiful grounds and in the details
of the great business of R. Dunsmuir Sons company than in the turmoil of public life. Indeed it is
stated that it was only after the
greatest pressure had been brought
to bear upon him that he was persuaded to undertake the responsibilities which his new duties will
His assumption of the post of
premier is expected to have a very
beneficial effect upon capital seeking investment, and which' of late
has been rather difficult to secure
for British Columbia enterprises.
His great stake in the country and
his well-known conservatism are a
sufficient guarantee that no reckless
or experimental legislation will be
attempted during his term of office.
While different views are expressed regarding the capability of
Premier Dunsmuir to carry on the
affairs of the province, he is given
credit on all sides for unselfishness
in the course he has pursued.—Victoria Special to Toronto Globe.
Told   Ministers Their Governments
Wished Them to Leave
Oom Paul has a few   millions in
gold cached away somewhere, while
he palms off paper money   on the
deluded Boers.      This   is the most
prodigious green goods swindle on
Australia will furnish contingents
aggregating 622 men and a gunboat
for service in China.
The Dawson board of trade has
decided to raise $50,000 to be used
in placing the true conditions in the
Yukon territory before parliament
and securing reform. In his speech
moving the resolution, J. A. Clute
said of the royalty on gold: "A
more infamous law was never
made than that. The people of
England have voted money and
sent men to fight a people in South
Africa who never enacted a law as
unjust as that."
Canadian banks do a large business in the United States, in the
way of loans in New York, handling
the cotton crop in New Orleans end
handling Klondike gold at Seattle.
The Kansas farmers have bought
2000 pianos and hissed Sockless
Jerry Simpson. This may be coincidence, or it may be cause and
Mr. Tatiow will move in the legislature that Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
Chinese immigration act "is unsatisfactory, disappointing and wholly
fails to meet the exigencies of the
A Toronto boy swallowed a $160
diamond and carried it around in
his anatomy for two weeks. Then
a surgeon removed it. The boy-
feels better; so does the owner of
the diamond.
Washington, Aug. 10.—The department of state made public today the following telegram from
Minister Conger, which was received by Minister Wu last night
in a telegram sent to him by the
taotai of Shanghai. It was handed
by Minister Wu to the acting secretary of state at 9 o'clock this morning:
"Secretary of State, Washington
—The tsungli yamen states to the
diplomatic body that the various
foreign'governments have repeatedly
asked, through the respective Chinese ministers, that we immediately
depart from Pekin under suitable
escort. The yamen asks us to fix
a date for our departure and to
make the necessary arrangements
to do so.
"Our reply is that we will seek
instructions from our governments
and that, in the absence of such instructions, we cannot quit our
posts. I must inform you that, in
order to insure our safe departure,
foreign ttoops only can safely escort
us and they must be in sufficient
force to safely guard foreigners, including 200 women and children as
well-as 3000 native Christians, who
cannot be abandoned to certain
massacre. We cannot accept a
Chinese escort under any circumstances.
"All my colleagues are dispatching the foregoing to their respective
"Of American marines, seven
have beve killed and 16 wounded,
among the latter Captain Myers and
Dr. Lipet, who are getting along
well. "Conger."
This message is not dated, but is
supposed to have been sent on or
after August 5, when the imperial
edict removing the inhibition against
the ministers sending cipher telegrams was received by the tsung li
yamen. It substantially accords
with the dispatch of the French
minister, M. Pichpn, to his government.
bl to Negotiate Peace
London, August 10.—An edict
emanating from Pekin and authorizing Li Hung Chang to negotiate
with the powers for peace, has, it is
reported from Shanghai under yesterday's date, been received there.
Advance on Peklu from the North
The correspondents at Yokohama
again send the statement that a
Russo-Japanese force is moving on
Pekin from the north. The movements and number of this force are
kept secret in order to prevent accurate intelligence from reaching
The French consul at Shanghai
says 300 Annamite troops will arrive there next week for the protection of French settlements.
merchant* Pear a I'aulr
The Chinese merchants of Shanghai have petitioned the foreign consuls there to stop the landing of
troops, declaring that it will create
a panic among the Chinese.
Li Ping Heng, the former governor of Shan Tung, personally
commanded 15,000 Chinese at Yang
A Chinese official at Shanghai
says 17 pirates and brigands were
beheaded at Canton, August 8.
Congregated at Von Waldersae
Dispatches received here from
Berlin say that Emperor Francis
Joseph and Victor Emanuel III
have telegraphed to Field Marshal
Cound von Waldersee congratulating him on his appointment to the
chief command of the allied troops
in China. Field Marshal von Wal-
dersee, it is announced here, will
sail August 21 or 22 from an Italian
port and will go to  Shanghai  first.
Wore German Tr,,,,,,, «0|nB
About 10,000 more German
troops are going to China. The
government at Berlin is negotiating
with the North German I.E "d
the Hamburg-American lines for
sight transports.
Knsalans Take rtew «uw,
St.  Petersburg,  Aug.  ,0
Russian admiralty has receive
following   dispatch   from Adi
"New   Chwang,   Aug.  S-_
Chinese town of New Chwant
the gulf of Liao Tung,  Wag
tured Aug. 4, two warships ta
part  in   the  bombardment,
inhabitants were disarmed."
Hnialau* Win Two Victoria*
The Russian war office  has
ceived the following dispatch
Gen. Grodekoff:
"Khabarovsk,    Aug.   ,,.
Rennenkampf Aug. 7 overtook
defeated   the  enemy   beyond
Amur river, capturing two gu
It is officially announced tha
Russian troops captured Kha
Aug. 3.
Five ltllMlonarlea Harder,*
Shanghai,   August     10.
Catholic missionaries were rece
murdered near Chinanff.
Lord     Oiler     Juallre    of    _Ku,|
Mure umbo to an Operation
London, August 10.—Baron Rt
sell of Killowen died tthis mornii
as the result of an operation
formed yesterday by Dr. Tro
Baron Russell, who has been ill
about a fortnight, is variously r,
ported to have suffered from a gt
trie disorder and from a tumor i
the stomach. Lord Russell suffer*
from gastric catarrh. The fact c
his illness was not generally know
until it was announced that, at 1
consultation held yesterday, it wa
decided that an operation was im
peratively necessary.
The war office telegraphed thi
news of the chief justice's death to
his youngest son, Hon. Bertram!
Joseph, who is at present serving
as a lieutenant of the Royal Artillery in South Africa. Hon. Charlei
Russell, another son of the deceat
ed, is now in Canada.
The courts generally suspended
business today and the judges an
other distinguished lawyers   eulogized the deceased chief justice.
The premier, Lord Salisbury,
will select the successor of Lord
Russell with the queen's approval.
Lord Alverstone, formerly Sir
Richard Webster, sometime attorney general and now master of the
rolls, will, it is generally thought,
be appointed.
ftaventr-Poar-Year-Old  tj,rl  AcalaM
KlShtf-ft ear-Old Hwal 11
Hamilton, Aug. 10.—Mary Els-
ton, of this city, has taken action
for breach of promise of marriage
against George King, a wealth;
farmer of Hickson. The plamtiffis
seventy-four and the defendant
eighty years of age.
Potter Ntarta tke Mall ■•IHuk
New Glasgow, N. S., August 10.
—Hon. G. E. Foster started the
Conservative political ball rolling
here last night in the presence of
about 1200 people. He spoke at
length of the history and career of
the Conservative party and the great
prosperity of the Dominion.
Ulploma* tot PharmarleU
Toronto, August ia—The executive committee of the Ontario Pharmaceutical college has recommended, with respect to the interchange
of diplomas with the pharmaceutical association of British Columbia,
that reciprocity be restricted to
members of the respective provinces
who have been registered by examinations.
The News-Advertiser, though decidedly opposed to the Dunsmuir
government, condemns those members who opposed the passage of
the emergency estimates of $i5<V'
The statement of the finance minister in reply to Mr. Curtis shows
that the Semlin and Martin governments left the finances of the province in a very unsatisfactory condition. There was a large deficit for
the last two fiscal years, as between
revenue and expenses.
The provincial government will
investigate the fraudulent naturalization of Japanese. One-half the
naturalization papers issued this
year are believed to be fraudulent, ,RE AGAIN ACTIVE
Iphillippine Rebels Renew Campaign in
Leyte and Samar.
Manila, Aug. 13.    Reports from
[the Visayas islands show that there
[has been increased activity among
the insurgents there during the last
[six  weeks.   The American losses
in the island of  Panay last month
were greater than   in   any   month
since January last.   General   Monica, in Leyte, and General Luetsan,
in Samar, are   harassing the garri-
sons, shooting into the towns   during the night and ambushing small
[ parties, firing and then retreating
upon the larger bodies.
The rebels possess an ample supply of ammunition and are organized to a considerable degree.
The Americans have garrisoned
thtee towns on Samar island, two
of which shelter a tenth of the original inhabitants, who suffer from
! the continual sniping of rebels ■from
the surrounding hills. The third
is without any native inhabitants,
the rebel outposts a mile away
preventing their return to the city
homes. General Luetsan punishes
the islanders who have any relations
with the Airencans.
Cebu is likewise disturbed.
The Philippine commission, it is
now announced, will make all future
civil service appointments.
Several  minor engagements occurred  last   week in Luzon.   The
rebels   used    smokeless    powder,
which they   must  necessarily have
[obtained from   filibusterers.    Ben-
guit province is tranquil.
Lead aa 4 keen Invalided ftlra tbconae
•m Tbeir War Hoar.
London, Aug. 13.—One hundred
Canadians, who had been invalided
from South Africa and had been recuperating at Shorncliffe, arrived
in London this morning and took
the train for Liverpool, whence they
will sail for home.
They were greeted all along the
route with ovation.
Thousands of London's residents
turned out to welcome them upon
their arrival, and gave them a
tremendous send-off as they marched through the city. The detachment
belonged to Strathcona's Horse.
The Canadians wilt sail on the
steamer Lake Ontario, which will
leave Liverpool this afternoon,bound
for Montreal.
The Groat   Hal I road   President   Sar-
'«■*• At Bla Adirondack Vamp
Utica, N.  Y.,  Aug.   14.—Collis
Huntington,   president   of the
Southern Pacific railway, died at
Pine Knot camp, near Durant, on
Racutta lake, in the Adirondack*,
at 1 a o'clock last night.
A    ftOLBIICIIN   Hon KIN    B. «'.
at home and manufactured into
raw materials here at home, instead
of from the raw materials which are
now manufactured and brought
from abroad. It means that Canada will be able to compete with
the world in the manufacture of
lead. At the present time, it is
simply a question of market and
tariff. Here we can smelt lead ores
as cheap as the best smelters in the
United States, and so soon as the
Canadian government will adjust
the tariff so that the lead produced
in Canada can be used to the exclusion of that Irom abroad the smelting industry and those dependent
upon it, notably the manufacture of
paints, will be firmly established.
The recent action of the government in remitting the 15 per cent
duty on pig lead, from bullion produced in Canada and refined in
bond in the United States, has already shown good results in the
growth of Canadian smelters.
The largest use for lead in Canada is in the manufacture of dry
white lead, red, orange and litharge. It must be understood that,
when the demand fbr these articles
was first created by the manufacture of paints in Canada, there was
little, if any, mining done and
therefore no smelters to furnish the
lead. Consequently the purpose of
the government was to give paint
manufacturers the advantage of
purchasing their raw materials
abroad, and the dry white lead, red
and orange and litharge were admitted practically free. That is,
dry white 5%, red lead <%, litharge
free. Now the mining industry
has developed and the product ot
our own mines and our own smelters could be used in the manufacture of these raw materials if the
duty were raised to the exclusion of
the foreign article. For instance if
dry- white lead were raised from 5
t0 3 5%. red lead from 5 to 30%
and litharge from free to 35% the
Canadian articles could meet the
With these changes there would
be a demand for 10,000 tons of
Canadian pig lead per year, instead
of 3000 tons. More ore would be
mined and thc Slocan miners would
receive better prices. The natural
results would be refineries and manufactories. British Columbia lead
would then be sold in the east, to
be manufactured into lead pipe,
white lead and the like.
'■•portal Plan To far* Par sick
Woaadod Proa* 4-klna.
Toronto, Ont, Aug. 14.—Col.
Ryerson, the Canadian Red Cross
commissioner in South Africa, returned to the city today. In an interview he said that the imperial
government authorities had proposed to establish a convalescent home
in British Columbia for wounded or
sick British soldiers sent horn.'
from China.
The Trail Creek News says: The
resolution passed at the recent
meeting of the Associated Boards of
Trade asking the Dominion government to advance tht duties on
manufactured lead is the initial step
•n the upbuilding of an industry that
will outrank all others in Canada.
It will not only give us a new industry, but it will be the basis for
the encouragement ol the mineral
development of the province. * In
short, it means that all paints
"tanufactured   in   Canada   will  be
Tot Oul}   One PaMcnccr Waa Killed
•■a  .Louisiana Wreck
Lake Charles, La., Aug. 13.—
The Southern Pacific company suffered a complete wreck of passenger
train No. 9 last evening. The
train was going at full speed over
the trestle over the Lacasine bayou,
when the tender jumped the track
and broke loose from the engine.
The engine went on and the nine
coaches were ^thrown in every direction. Only one Pullman car remained on the track.
The cars were nearlv all thrown
into the mud and water of the Lacasine bayou. The trestle was
completely demolished. The railroad men on the train declare that
it was the most complete smashup
they ever saw.
On board the train were about
140 people and the fact that only
one, a boy, was killed is beyond explanation. Mrs. M. Chattin, the
boy's mother, was seriously hurt on
the head.
According to Orders, the Army Should
Arrive Tomorrow.
the product of the lead ore which
is "melted hero at homo, refined here I decision of the arbitrators.
In his speech in the legislature in
support of his resolution on compulsory arbitration, Ralph Smith advocated a provision for the incorporation of all trades unions. At the
present time trades unions could be
incorporated under the Dominion
trades union Act, but there was no
such provision in this province.
One of the weaknesses of the compulsory arbitration idea, as seen by
the Hon. Finance Minister the other
day, was that such compulsion
might bind only one party to a
dispute. If the trades unions were
incorporated he (Mr. Smith) thought
this objection would be considerably
removed, for in that case the government would deal not with individuals, but with a corporate body,
which could not afford, any more
than   the  capitalist,  to ignore the
New York, Aug. 14.0-CiWing to
the World, Frederick PaJmec sends
a dispatch dated from the headquarters of allied troops in the field, Tai
Tsung, China, August 8, via Shanghai, August 13, which says:
"The general advance of the allied forces began this, Wednesday,
morning. The order is to rush to
Pekin with no rest. We probably
shall arrive at the gates of the Chi-
nese capital in seven days, reaching
there next Wednesday. The enemy
is demoralized. The Chinese are
reported to have retreated straight
to Pekin, after having been unexpectedly driven out of Yang Tsun
on Monday."
Americana Riiebed the Town
"Yang Tsun was captured by the
Americans under General Chaffee.
They led the allies in the forced
march from Pei Tsang and attacked
before the natives had recovered
from the effects of their signal defeat of the day before. The United
States regulars made a dash when
they foupd the enenv tnd soon
were masters of the position,
"But just here a most distressing
thing happened. The Americans
had done their work so quickly and
thoroughly that they were in the
Chinese trenches belore the rest^of
the allies knew it and a Russian
battery threw shells among the
Americans through a frightful
Heav> Carnally Lift
"The American casualties are estimated at about seventy, mostly
among the men of the Fourteenth
infantry. Part of the Fourteenth's
losses were caused by Russian shells.
Forty per cent of the Ninth infantry
were exhausted by long, hard
marching and intense heat."
America Get* thc  Laical News
London, Aug. 14.—General Chaffee's message of August 10, announcing his arrival August 8 at
Hoy Wa, stands as the latest official intelligence of the march of the
allied forces on Pekin. The En-
glish. papers say it is rather annoying that their naval and military
officers cannot communicate with
the high officials here, while Admiral Remey and General Chaffee can
do so by the Shanghai-Canton wire.
Chinese Ha?lug modern <iun»
Chinese reports are being distributed far and wide in the southern
provinces of alleged Chinese successes in the north. Secret inquiries at Canton show that all the
forts have been newly armed with
12-centimetre disappearing guns
and that the garrisons number
18,000 men in all, armed
with Mausers and Winchesters.
The Chinese have also been trying
to engage a foreign electrician to
lay mines in the Bogue, or entrance,
to the Canton river.
Dr. Marks, Li Hung Chang's
physician, informed the correspondents at Shanghai this morning that
Li could not go north op account of
the weather and the unsettled state
of the country. The doctor is removing his family from Canton because he believes there may be an
outbreak there.
■■•ola Trice to Break tbe Concert
The St. Petersburg papers are
campaigning against the political
activity of Great Britain in the Yang
Tse valley. The St. Petersburg
Gazette has interviewed a member
of the United States embassy as to
the reasons why the United States
assumed a hostile attitude towards
China, in view of Li Hung Chang's
declaration that Minister Conger
could be sent safe to Tien Tsin, on
condition that the United States
abandon the idea of a march to
"ckin. The member of the United
States embassy in qnestion is quoted as saying the United States was
indignant at, thus being bargained
with and expresses the belief that
the United States would send many j
troops to China.
Hayward's  Plan For   Naturalizing
Victoria, B. C. August 13.—
The naturalization frauds alleged
to have been perpetrated by the
Japanese to obtain fishermen's licenses were brought up this afternoon by Hayward,whose resolution
suggests that the personal appearance of applicants be required before a judge in open court.
This will be followed by Curtis'
resolution re-asserting the eight-
hour law, upon which several members are expected to speak.
The old animosity between Martin and Bodwell broke out this
morning in the railway committee
over the Pacific and Omineca charter. The ex-attorney general un-
took to call down Bodwell, who appeared in support of the application,
and a lively and bitter interchange
of compliments lesulted.
John Houston took his seat very
quietly this afternoon and looks
well, but subdued.
Victoria, B. C. Aug. 14.—The
government policy regarding railway charters connecting Lynn canal with Yukon waters was sustained
this morning Dy the casting vote of
Chairman Pooley. The division
arose over Mike King'* bill and it is
expected that the same policy will
be enforced against the Chilkat Pass
road. Upon the report of the committee, ;t is expected that the Cassiar members will move to amend,
urging the need for competition.
The estimates will be brought
down late this afternoon.
A comnvttee was organized this
morning to consider squatters grievances on E. & N. railway lands.
These chiefly deal with right to
minerals,the present deeds only conveying surface rights. A requisition
has been made for evidence, which
will be considered on Thursday.
Opposition amendments to railway charters are expected to occupy
this afternoon. These consist of
clauses regarding government purchase, over-bonding, loss of provincial benefits if placed tinder the
Dominion Act, anti-Chinese clauses
and several others.
Kxpreaa illeoaencer murdered and HU
Car Robbed
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. it,—The
passenger train on the Pennsylvania
line, known as '-Pan Handle No.
9," due from the west at midnight,
was robbed at some point between
here and Cincinnati last night and
Messenger Charles Lane of this city
killed. The robbery was not discovered until the train pulled into
the station and the messenger w as
found dead, with his revolver, several chambers of which had been
emptied, lying by his side. The
contents of the safe had been stolen,
the key having been taken from the
messenger after the murder and left
in the lock. The utmost mystery
veils the affair. Lane was about
26 years of age.
The officials of the express company give no statement as to the
probable amount of money secured
by the robbers, but it is reported to
be a considerable amount. The indications pointed to a desperate and
bloody fight.
The reaction from the Cape Nome
gold fever has set in with great severity and the first crop of returning
argonauts with "cold feet" are filling the newspapers with tales of
woe as dismal as were told by the
first to return from the Klondike
stampede. The Puget Sound newspapers which printed the stories of
Nome's riches are denounced by
by the papeis in cities like
Spokane, which have been drained
of the speculative element hy Alaska's stronger attraction, and accused of deliberate- misrepresentation for interested motives.
The probability  is  that   a   coldblooded investigation  would  show
that the hard luck stories now coming back fiom Nome are as grossly
exaggerated as were the go id luck
stories told a year ago; also that
the unfortunates have nobody to
blame but themselves. It has been
the practice of newspapers to repeatedly remind their readers that,
in mining, there are at least a hundred blanks for every prize and that
even this chance can only be had
by enduring hardships, privations
and dangers which surpass the imagination and the physical and mental powers ot men who have not
roughed it. But the average newspaper reader ignores these warnings
and shuts his mind to everything
except the stories of rich strikes and
big sacks of gold brought home by
the lucky ones. He straightway
.becomes seized by the gold monomania and cannot rest till he has
reached the scene of the excitement.
Whtn he gets there, he finds himself in one of the most desolate
places in God's creation, for as a
rule gold is stowed away by nature
in most forbidding places; he finds
that, instead of simply picking up
the bright, shining nuggets as they
peep invitingly out from the sand in
his imagination, he must grub in
the dirt, pan the dirt in ice-cold
water, eat "tough grub," live in a
shack, sleep in a bunk, consider
himself warm enough in winter if
he does not literally freeze. To a
man whose ideas of roughing it are
limited to a summer camp, this is rude
disenchantment and when he comes
face to face with it, he has not even
courage to try. His digestion is
demoralized by the bad and badly
cooked food on a crowded steamer,
and this fact helps to send his heart
down into his boots. He has "cold
feet," he comes home and tells a
hard luck story. He ignores the
fact that he was warned of the
chances he took and the hardships
he would have to endure, for his
mind was so taken up with visions
of gold that it could not take in the
other side of the picture. He denounces newspapers, steamship
companies, outfitters, hotelkeepers,
everybody, as swindlers.
But he really has no cause to denounce them. True, he did not
need his outfit, or his hotel bill or
his steamship trip, but he did need
horse sense gained by experience.
If he had a small modicum of sense
to begin wilh, he has obtained this
and, having obtained it, he has his
full money's worth and has therefore not been swindled at all. Nine
out of ten of the men who take part
in placer mining stampedes are
light headed fools. Probably tight
of the ten are capable of learning
sense bv one such dose of experience; another needs several doses,
which may ultimately make a thorough prospector of him; the tenth
was made by nature for a prospector and pioneer, and is only happy
when out in the mountains on a diet
of bacon and beans, varied by what
game he can kill, or when "blowing himself" after he has made a
The discovery of the plot to murder Lord Roberts and all the British
officers in Pretoria only confirms
the opinion frequently expressed in
many quarters that the Boers are
being treated with mistaken clemency. The Transvaal Boers, who
have planned a massacre only
equaled in atrocity by the Sicilian
vespers, the massacre of St. Bartholomew, the Armenian horrprs
and the present Boxer outrages in
China, are the irreconcilables ol the
irreconcilables among the South
African Dutch. They are semi-
barbarians, who respect nothing
but brute force. Such mild meas
ures as Lord Roberts has adopted
with them appear to them to be
simply evidences of weakness.
A few courts martial, followed by
the military execution of the t reach
erous scoundrels in Pretoria who
concocted this plot, would be a
wholesome measure of pacification.
These people pretended to be pacified only that they might take advantage of the confidence shown in
their good faith to plot the betrayal
of their too merciful enemies. Such
people cun only be pacified by
Methuen and Kitchener Rounding Dp
the Boer Commander.
London, Aug. 14. Lord Roberts reports to the war office under
date of Pretoria, August 13, as follows:
"Kitchener reports irom School-
plant, eight mile s east of Venters-
dorp, that Dewet blew up three of
his own wagons. Six British prisoners, who escaped from Dewets
camp, state that Mr. Steyn was
confined in camp under surveillance,
that Dewet was forced to abandon
his ammunition and thirty horses,
and they confirm the report that
Methuen captured one of Dewet's
guns and shelled the main convoy
"Ian Hamilton telegraphed that
he hopes to be at Blaauwbank today with his main body. Mahon's
mounted troops are pushing on to
the westward."
Another report from Lord Roberts of the same date says:
"Methuen and Kitchener, still
following Dewet and Steyn, yesterday reached Modderfontein, ten
miles east of Venteisdorp. Methuen is in touch with Dewet's rear
"Smith Dorrien reports that the
Shropshires recently marched forty-
three miles in thirty-two hours and
the City of London Imperial volunteers thirty miles in ten hours, hoping to prevent Dewet from crossing
the Krugersdorp-Potchefstroom railroad.
"Buller's occupation of Ermelo is
having a good effect. A field cornet and one hundred and eighty-two
burghers ofthe Standerton commando surrendered yesterday to Clery."
Speaking of the situation generally in British Columbia, Hon. J. R.
Stratton, provincial secretary of
Ontario, said in an interview with
the Toronto World, that, while
there is no boom, the towns are doing a steady and thriving commercial business. Vancouver is growing rapidly in importance,' New
Westminster is recovering from the
fire, Nelson is plainly destined to
become an important center, and
Rossland, Greenwood and Grand
Forks are thriving mining towns,all
increasing in population. Mr.
Stratton expressed the opinion that
a more vigorous development policy
on the part of the government—one
more in accord with the energy and
wishes of the people—would open
up a new era of prosperity for the
province. Any improvement over
the old order of administering these
important interests would be welcomed, There are unbounded opportunities for adding to the national wealth, in the development of
the great mineral resources of British Columbia.
Schlatter, the fake faith-healer
who was driven out of Colorado,
struck a frost in Toronto.
Sir William Harcourt says England is the most hated nation on
earth. The explanation is simple-
it is the most successful nation.
The name Taku signifies "great
mouth." In Irish it is called Bourke
l'i..kr.ni, in German, Carl Schurz,
in English, it might be Sulzer.—
Salt Lake Tribune.
The Boers have received reinforcements. Frank Pettigrew, son
of the blatherskite United States
Senator Pettigrew, of South Dakota, has joined them.
The Montreal Herald tries to explain the small effective strength remaining of the Royal Canadian regiment hy saying the men had not the
staying power necessary. The Toronto TJegram intimates that the
lack of staying power was not in
the men,but in the clothes furnished
them by Minister Borden.
The European powers, which
jeered at the reverses John Bull suffered at the beginning of the South
African war, are very glad of his
aid in suppressing the old lady of
Pekin. Nor do they mention the
military decadence of Britain as vociferously as they did eight months
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j..\iuik   ani>  comfortable
jltyOMjj! TAR' F    IWS.Un-
'l'AS^KD     IN'     TIIK
B. C.
Clocks and
All Wmk Left nt Tin- J.Hkcvii >v
Jltitel.Silviilon.Mill bef'Tunnl-
' ,lfil pinl promptly attended lu.
pATOnnAv, August 18. 1900.
SILVEKTON', 1). 0.
M UIII.SON ItnOS.,    i:<liti>m .V 1'rnpn.
Advertising rates will be tn.ndo known
upon application at this office.
Q*i*»*a   OR   IN   ARREARS    A
% |   BLUE   Ol^OSfl    WILL
■]>***»«<_>  BK   FOUND    IN  THIS
wnnvf i-nij DOUliT I Holonjrene.   Wnii.ler.ir,   snine.    K   A
ROOM FOR DOUIU. BradfliW.   Treasurer, same,   I Lnn„
MrOldboy-lhavo just been tajgn, he*!,^j^US Ursnitec,,
loyoiirlli.r»ueliiiruiiiiB daiiuhters, Mis. | •' .' '"" *   ;     ,   r'« Roberts.     Bnlher,
        k    B F~McN»«f!ht,    South
S'J'le. , Fennell
Mrs Stylo—Not initio, I have no child
Mr Oldboy
yon nine?
-No children! -~er—Are
Thn two items from tlm Legislature
_liis week affecting the wining inihis-
try aro the propose I doubling of tlio
output tax on the bij,' producing mini's
nnd tlio suggestion from the Mining
Committee that n measure he introduced whereby a defaultjpc co-owner
may be advertised out of a 19 ine tai
The firnt of those suggestions is the
fillC tfiijlf'jl    lt.'|lilirill£   «1   J'|)Cf'i_lIiY   eause of some discussion among  those
_   .-       interested, tho other is now recognized
is neocssary by practically everyone.
Tho only fear is that the Legislative
monkey may get ins paw in the draft-
0t. H.  Knowles
Conveniently Sitnaled near
Railway Station and Wharf.
ing of the measure and ring in some
experimental clauses. A copy of the
Idaho law on tlio matter would be
satisfactory all round.
Shipments   of   ore   frpm Silveiton lor
the year 1S'..!>. totaled 1691) Tons.
All other Lake points 1385     "
The shipment   ol   oro   from   Slocan
Lake points, up to und including  the
preaent Meek, from Jan. 1, I (WO.
From BOSUD Lun.liny.                      Ton.".
Bosun..: : 900
From New Denver
llnrtiiey  20
C.ipella .'  7
From Silverton Tons
Emily Kdith 20
Howett .70
Vaueoliver    80
Wakeflbid, (cniu'entntlcs)        0P0
(i.tlena Mines     ' .. ..    _.()
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise 800
From Sloi'itn City
Arlington     ".00
Blank Pi ince    til)
Kilo 20
New Yoik, August It!.—Bnr Silver, 60%
Like copper,   ,fl6 50.
Lead- The tirm that fixes the Helling
price for minei-s nndtuiultersijii_>teslend
nt $4.00 at the close.
I'l-Iineii   ctt,    *'   *.    :„,_,. ..,„     1,'uo
Water, Granite ek, A S Roberts.   Eve,
nrCody, A W Grierson.
.Julv 81— Oregon, Main, Deadweight,
Argenta. Ann 1-Tromoijt, Nioos,
Osbom, Hi.uwfl.tku, Andy, 1 urdseri 1116.
2__c;   0  P.    II—Gopher    fr,   Butqnei
AND ,nnxr
_K. T*io_rjbtir«
SILVERTON, -*- - . _ j, fl
(Laundry Work Called For and Delivered Wtiekly.)
 , _ *
Wren, Dtivliislit, Hovedo, Maple Lea
C'ubns No 2, Patter k Me fr, Avn lr. 8-
l.reky Sw.de, Swede Boy, Eclipso,
;;1,,,coe. 0-Victo,iaNo0. 10-W;>'.-
(|„ry, iMiiu.l M, Venndor. Ellise, Ella,
Silver Band, Grovdon fr, Islington,ivey
bird, Uodnev, Wln'tori. 11--Imperial,
Siiuwil.iii. 18—Silver Qotd, Ainenca,
l.oid BubcrlH, liival Bl'llslU.
(•i;itTtl'II'ATi:S tit IMI'ltOVK.MEHTN v
AitL'i'—Mowieb, OpatunUn, Fi.iiy.
Obotopa. 8—Daylight, Hbotloo, Is—
Mary S i'r, Currant, Ensign.
)r*U*l*tr**+S**^^ <^^^^<^VVVVllVV^Vl
.las Wlgglngtoti
"^CTjjLll find, tixat tlcxo
-^xrOr'y  to  xeacli.   tlxe
rn.l2n.exs3 o±   tlie   ©lo.
AiijH—Bntehr.   '...,
to II llever, .lui.v III.
A.i«5-lIoodoo, '.,,   W   T Dickson    ni - ^    a.-T^  -Tr*itT f^"H      +■>>  <-"»__
11 11 Alexander,   Mny  II,   *B7.   K.inie t" , CSLJ-J-   IS     U-Uj-i W^JL^JtX   XJuLO
sumo, !> JO Hoodoo.
Auk 7-i-Turrlsi     D.'wcry.     Sji)|0    Ir,
Ciiiielhi liml  Wallsco,   112   each,   A | -^ -»."J - __. t-v-> "y-^ ey   tf\'V
ilTmm*. Bussoll Thowiaon litid  IVDiCOittlilllB   OI
Mitchell to N F M'NatmJit.
_\WA !i__i",nv,.r of attorney ro Noonday- |
Curl/MiiieH, lluub Slewntt   and   Andy
Stewart to Jos Brnhflon'.
Aug II— Bristol fr, Ben  Kneebone lo
John liuoliiii and Lauicnee DouUin.
Sandon Miners' Union; T3a© ____r_.I______.ers'  trad.e
ninini:   R'Kim   under  the charge of
Miss Hu Carlisle.
TatileR supplied with ^JJ the delleneles j
0 jtfKSDEiWfclA GKriIING, - Pboph.
. SLOCAN CITY,   ....   B. O.
Within tho next few days there will
be inaugurated an era of road building
in the Sloean, such as this country
has never experienced before, $38,000
having been appropiated by (he legislature for the construction of roads
and trails in the Slocun Hiding.
Silverton is to have the much needed
road to Red Mountain built at once,
her shnre of money to keep the Four
Mile road in repair and iu all likelihood a trail up ovor tho divide to
Kaslo creek. New Denver will get
the   much   talked   of   road to Silver
Aim 1—(ijibriel, n fk Cnrppnter ek, J
BawieU,   Sk—Frederiesoii,   Silver ml. W
Miirry. I'nion Jack, Cody cr,  C llaller.
4—Snowshoe,  n  Ik  Carpenter   ik,   III
.lohnsou.   Cover,   nr   Si.ver'on,   W   \'    _.
Smith.   Gl, Ir, nr   R E Lee,   T P, May. i
Idbnulown, Carpenler er, K J  Morrison.
8—Priinelflva, n fk Carpenter, J T Kelly.
HI to 1, Four Mile ck,   L   M   Knowles.
S~Drake, Seaton er, F Johnson.   Franklin, Fame,   F   .Johnson,   O   Peterson.
Lena, and Solo, Wilson ck, G S Vanstone.
10—Delegate fr. Cody ek, ,J DoekMea.i.-r,
A II Lanxiil.   11—Castle Voini,   Fi^bt
Mile   ck,_R    'J'hompsoii,     .Vainniolb.
Subscribers., ifl. per moiilii.
Private Patienls, |2. per day
exclusive of expense of phy-
Biiiau or surgeon and dittos.
Trout ck, T N Neisb.
Butte, settle, N K   Directois
" I
Dn. W. E. Gooim, Atleiiilnnt Pbyniiian
Miss S. M. Citisnoi.M, Matron.
J. I). McL.uiiui.iN, President.
\V. L. ll.if.i.EK, Becratsry,
Wm. Dox.wiu:,   J.  V. Mahtjx, B. 3.
JfcLu.vx, A.J. McDox \i.v, Miki: Bk. ny,
Is t3a© trad.©. E-rrer^
Txreels: one tltLO-ULsaxid.
Slocan miners read.
I^aundry Work
Of Thk
f wish to inform tlie Silverton public that i have purchased the stock
jand husiness lately cotjtroJled by .fas.
I. Mclntpsh, in the Brandon Block.
1 have now on order a   full line in
H- Hi Reeves,
Silverton, B. C.
P* AIJU W A Y -—
Mountain. No prant of money has
been made towards the New Denver-
Three Forks road and so the country
will be spared the expense of trying to
keep that impassible road open.
r I Best
Pies am! dikes Mado lo Ortltr.
A. MM, '
SilviTlon, B. e.
mm: pom.
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Oo UTovi Want
OTlxeir Trade?
.^krvipk   rpit   Tin-   ii:aii   ineo
%vlll he riimnicncfil Jl'MC
; loth. ThjB "Jnnerlnl l.ln.l—
t|pl" i»hrB you jivrii'i, Ur
Continent In four fli,yn wll li—
wat   ch«ng\'. II    Ih n Kolljd
V*»Hbu||u,l   truin,   iM\MiiAu»ly
ei|ul|ip<«l   for ll"' < im,r.nI and
fonvcnljf ici-     ot    I'stmeiiKern.
Auk   ymir    fr.rti.t
»r» ellcd   on  II, #r Mhircti
Who is ihis Mr. Watson who claims
the right to tpeak for the Trade nnd
Labor Council of Vancouver? He is
credited with the statement thnt a
member of a Caindinn militia regiment cannot belong to a labor union,
and further says:
"They will have lo leave the unions
at once. They cannot be mcrnbeisot
both at the same limn. Then we will
pass regulation!) that in future no union
man may join the militiu."
His nejtt move no doubt will be to
tell us what God we shall worship and
what flag shall float over us! Such
indiscreet men as this should he regulated to the back seats of the labor
unions and kept gagged for by their
utterances they breed trouble.
The militia of Canada tiee-ls no one
to defend it, It is one of our institutions all Canadians can feel proud
of. Nt> brighter or more manly body
of men exists in any country
Canadians are proud of iheir citizen
soldiers and they h.ive cause to be,
for they have responded like men to
every call their country has made
Upon them and never yet has '.he
i ivader eet foot upon Canadian soil
but he has lieen met liy -our citizen
soldiers and wos glad to beat a retreat
out of our land. Tho Canadian
militia are composed of nieiv mostly
drawn from the farm and the workshop and represent the very best
blood and manhood of our country.
They havo a record to be proud of,
and with reason are ss proud of
themselves ns their country is of them.
C. Tyree,
Silverton. B. C
NO. 95. W. F. Of M.
Meets every Satnrdny in  (be I'nion '
Mull in Silveiton, lit 7:110 r. si.
WT. 11iji.T'.v-
J. II. Elliott,
i'iiianciiil-.SeeK»!mv I
\j. mm.n.w\
wlm  imvc I ^tt,iad» with her citir.en soldiery stands
to-day as the only   country on Cod's
earth in which   not  ono laboring man
has In on killed by militiu   in   n  labor
... .trouble,    If the law in regard   to the
irov. Bans. Ajjent, Nelwn |    ... ,     . f,.. .
culling    out  ot    the    in ill tin    needs
JE. J, COVIT,. i ftnfXsnding,   J0t   it   be   emended,   but
A. Q. V. Ay id. Vaneonve ' ^'"'P  ine blftino "ll' the militia   and
phlC:   it wheie ll   ImlorigS,
General        Full Line      Lumber,
Mining     Dry & Mixed Sash and
Supplies.        Paints.       j Doors.
McCallum&Co„   8Iocan,'B. O.
A ITKST-tbAJiS 1.1I.UAI.I} ROOM OS '111?   ICi III: -I.s
IUK   I.-riiNISHKli WITH 'Iili;   HYf-l    il.AMSli-   WI
MAIN MBKF'T,   ^   -    -H.MWN   H  C
ip of Horehound,& Tolu
Kr, ('(.reus and i oj i^.
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'J HIS    AL?0 FOR
Lilae (/'ream, Aulloy's Itnir Hciimwt,
(iiiiiulinn r<irn Cnromid Syrup
of ll'iri'luiisiiil iiinl Toil'.
; Ui:n Mountain
| Little -Daisy.
M    Hi eliland*
y? |l. u.e
I GbtlXtO Gr.*
I A. K.
ifilver Band.*
I fill ver SiWRct.
I',.v B.
U. K.
' Moiinlnin
, Admir'l Beblbj
evm_>   Kev \Vett,
''OB1 Comet.
We Two.
j Gulden.
Foi'It   1\I ll.l;
(Th is.-   now  worliinir an* liiurked   with ii n'nr )
Plam   ^r
I/iorna Doone.
• ! Go4(J«IR*
| \Vakeflold,*
Prescription Deportment Complete nnd I I';ij«ex.
fcilvcr Wedge.
Up  ,To   Date Grent Rritain.*
______ | Comstock.
! Bonaparte.
SILVERTON DRUG   STORE,       . KishcV Maid'n*
Uivvcmu   it   n    Dl»ek Prince.
NI.M'.UIO-V, H. C.J Tromont.*
! ISnrtlett Group.
11"  ii i I,    | Baltimore.
Gai-bna Flat
Galena Mines*
(ineen Fr.*
Flunk F.
A i i'ii a Mr.
|-; G. GORDON,
.SILVERTON, -      w    ,.__?. 0,
sj.oti.vN crry,      p. c
Ai| I:,, I'.vtiv
Manitoba, Willard, tyxasBoy, Corncracker,
;v(!Seriu''tMl''';,ii-'r,,'ini1 ■ «ai<i
It   ,'inl.! | .:i-r,\l.    ] „,,* v-_,.,, .. jj _ J
-i.1  •
:Xj.   2v£-   KnoTxrles,   Prop.
r% BURIVS & co
Wlverton, Nelson, Trail, Ymir, Knslo, Bandon,
New Donver, Cam-ado City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
t  Are You Looking For
•  Stylish goods?
/*       Kit OUT OF SIGHT.
MEfttntffl,   Tho Tailor:   Silverton;ll. ('.
'i ii n
2>:-: l!f;:(!:;r;i:!('is!Vr Ji:__..;_r H-a :•:
% m. mu. Prop.
Resides passing (lie estimnteB tlie best
tiling Unit our present Legislature lias
dine is tlio introducing of an easy
method of Retting rid of a delinquent
Co owner. 'Iho amendment ti tlie
Mineral Act, on this subject, as introduced is first class and should puss ji.it
as brought in Without nnv amendments
to it. This law is hadlv reeded, wns
nsked foi from nil over the Province and
is of more importance to the miners nml
prospectors than nil the anli-Chinedo
resolutions pasted, which look well but
count (or not! ing. Let t)iis set pass
without nny farmers tinkeiing with it
nml our present Legislature will have
conferred one blessing upon our mining
Below will ho foiir.d thi! innendnienl
as introduced in tl.e Legislature.
Section 8  ''Mir.er.il Ael" :"—
"Every person who mines for any
ie.ii erals for his own soli: use and benefit
on any Crown lands in the Province ol
Ihitihli Colombia without having tnken
out and obtained a Free Miner's Certificate shall, on conviction thereof in a
Miinnniry wny. forfeit nnd pay a penalty
not exceeding twenty-five dollars.
betides costs "
Section 2ib he repealed nnd the
following Mihstilnt d therefor:
"2ou Upon ihe Liluieo' any oiioot
several co-owners to contribute his proportion if the expenditure required by
section 24 ol Ihis Act, the co-owner or
co owners who have perforoied the
labor or made Ihe expenditure may, at
the expiration of the year, give sueh
ih linipient coowner notice by publication
in a newspaper pnblishe I and circulating in the Division iu whieh the
daitn Is situated, or in the absence of
such local paper, in the one nearest
thereto, for nt least once a week for
ninety days, and if at the expinilion ol
the ninety days cf publiention mcli
ri Iii qi.ti.t should fail or refuse tn con-
tiilnito his piopurtion of tho oxpendi-
lure required by said section 2L together
wiih all rests of advertising, I,is iuterest
In tbe claim shall become vested In Ins
co-owners who have made the required
expenditure, pro ru.n, according to their
former interests, on Uie filing wiih Ihe
Mining Recorder of the Division in whicli
die claim is situated such notice in full,
and there shall le attached thereto an
affidavit Of the manager or publisher nl
the newspaper in which Ihe notice was
printed, stating the date of the first,
lust, and each insertion cf such notice
therein ond where ond when lhe newspaper was published dining Ihat lime,
and the nama of such newspaper.
Such notice shall be recorded as aforesaid within one hundred aud twenty
days after the first publication  thereof ''
T#   A*. 1*1* BENEPUM,
Silverton        .-..*•
Adjoining the Noonday nnd within
one mile of town is situated the Storm
Group of claims, owned by G A Jackson,
Mnj. A. S. Reed and Chas. McNiclml
of thli place. Development, work upon
this prop.'ity has been going on lor
some time, most of the woik having
been confined to the  Storm   claim,   one
T>svy Oooclss.
Boots «& Slioes.
I^iotir *Ss PTeect.
of the Group. Tho development work
consists of. several open cuts, a thirty
foot shaft and over 100 feet ol tunnel, all
of which work has been done upon tho
ledge, iu every opening made nay ore
Iiiiving been encountered. The tunnel,
which is now in 110 feet, has been
driven directly on the ledge with thc
Object in view of tapping an ore shute
Hint has been exposed upon the surface
ut a point above tha shaft. As the vein
is a large one the lunnil has been
following (he bunging wall and has now
reached u point utmost under the shaft,
whiih has been sunk 30 feet following
the footwall. A cross-out will he run
irom thi- tunnel to the footwall and a
rui-o put up to connect with tho shaft.
Ia running this cross-cut the owners
exp.ct to encounter a paystreak of
shipping oro on tha footwall, ns in the
slii.fi n fino streak ol ore was followed
down which winened ns depth wis
gained upon it. Ala point about 30 feel
in from its mouth ore was encountered
in the tunnel. This oro follows the
bunging wall and v*rie3 from a few
inches to two ieet in width, giving assay
values ranging from 35 to 180 ounces iu
.dive; to the ton. The ore taken out so
fur is dry und clo.-.ely lesemhles thnt of
the Hewett mine. A new cur has lately
been token up to the mine and Mtel
rails laid in the tunnel, und everything
about lit" mine is in first class shape.
The owners ot the Condor group, a
Pour Mile properly have formed a company and are registered in London as
"The Condor Claims, L'td ." with a cap-
itulof $100,000 in <5 shares. This new
company is a branch of the N. \V, Mining Syndicate, operating here. Coiisid-
eruble work has already been done upon
the Condor claims (tnd a small foicu ol
miners are now on the property. Vt,
Sandiford, sjii of \V. II, Sandiford ol the
llosun is in charge of operations.
II, C. If.insburough, from North D.i-
kot-i, in company with N P. Mi-Naught,
visited the Alpha mine yesterday.
T, Hunt, of the Sibley Smelting Works
of San Francisco, spent part of the week
here examining the Wakefield mine.
A strike of rich shipping ore has been
made at the Hewett mine in the raise
being pu' np to connect No I, anl No 2.
Tho Bosun mine has shipped this year
IDA Ions of ore. As a steady producer
and dividend payer the Bosun lends on
the Lake.
\\ inter quarters nr.' being erected on
ihe South Wales Group on Granite
creek, and a cro.s-cut tuunel li is been
started that will tup the ledge at a
depth of over 7"> feet.
C. D. Rand, of Spokane, was a visitor
In OUT Gamp during thn week. Ho examined the Evelyn and Buffalo claims
on Alpha Mountain and expressed him -
self as pleased with the showing,
G. S. Vsiistoiiu and Robert Cook are
meeting with considerable success in
tin ir mining opeiutiiiis on Wilson creek.
They have three good claims there; on
two of which, the Lino and Cossie, ore
excellent showings of oro.
J. D, Kendall M. E , upon whose report the siuces-ful flouling of Ihe Emily
Edith shares on the British market was
accomplished, was in lbs camp on Tuesday nnd made another inspection of till'
ro;i'ity The report Hint Mr. Kei.d.ill
was to Inspect nnd report upon lhe
Wakefield mine was a mistake, his visit
heio being confined to the Emily  Edith.
Shipments  of  ore   fram Silverton for
the year 1890. totaled ISM Tons.
All other Lako points 1883     "
The shipment   ot   oro   from    Slocan
Lake points,  up  to und  including   the
present week, from .Inn. 1, 1900.
From Bosun Landing. Tons.
Bosun Ti'O
I"rom New Denver
Hartney  20
Capella  7
From Silverton Tons.
Emily Edilh 20
Howett 70
Vancouver    80
Wakefield, (concentrates)        iihO
Galena Mines         .0
From Enterprise Landing
Eiiterpri.o 88J
From Sloean City
Arlington      300
Black Piince    (id
Kilo    20
Mark Manley, ol Slocan City, spent
part of the week in town.
Go to H. O, Duiglo'd for fresh fruits
and conleeiionery. No.ir   Postolfice.*
Miss lTiiloinene D.'igle of .Yittne polls
is here Visiting her parents and  brother.
Wis. T. Linton of Ross'a id is -.pending a few days here, the guest ol Mrs.
IV. II. Biandon.
Divine Service will bo held to-moriuw
afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in the Union
Church.   All woluome.
The formal opening of iho R?eo Hotel
in Bandon will be celebrated by a bull on
the 30tlijiist , invitation to which haw
been sent out.
Labor Commissioner E, P. Bremner,
fresh from the battle ground of Stevenson, was iu town on Tuesday greeting
his many friends.
Ed. Dower, who had his foot smashed
at the Hewett mine, is out of the
Hospital and exp.cls to be st work
sjain in a few days.
All    work   in  lhe Jewelry  Repairing
line, left at tho Silverton Drug Store, will
be promptly forwarded to  Jacob Dovei
the well-known Nelson jeweler.    All ro
pairs arc aOABASTISti kjk onk year  *
A petition regarding the expenditure
of part of the flpinoinunions voted for
this district has been lurgely signed hy
our citizens and forwarded to the Commissioner of Lands and Works at Victoria.
The annual picnic of Iho Butte miners,
union was held on the 19th. inst. at Ihe
Columbia gardens, near that city. That
it was a success Is proven by the fact
that it was attended by over ten
thousand persons.
The Rev. D. McG. Gandier of Row*
land visited the camp on Wednesday and
In-Ill a meeting In the I'nion Church.
Mr. Gaudier is Convener of the Home
Mission Committee of Kootenny, and is
making a tour ol the various missions.
Last Saturday Geo. Eairbaini and
W. Thompson returned from Coffee
creek where Ihey hive been doing some
work on the Col. Sellers Group. They
rep.irt that property ns looking tine and
Ihat there is a lot of rich ore cx]iosed in
Invitations to Iho "Biithdny Social"
to be given a week from to-night in Mo-
Kinn.m's Hull ha.e been sent to all the
local addresses procurable by the committee. An excellent program has heen
arranged ;or and refreshment! will be
J. M, Williams, the minnger of the
Cllnpleau mine, near Sloean City, met
with n nasty accident last Monday. While
riding to the mire his horse heeaine unmanageable nnd Mr. William enme nut
of tbe resulting mix-up with u leg broken
in two places.
Something new in tho way of spoil for
Silverloi.ians will he pulled ulfto-moi row-
in n disguised baseball match. The
BozerS    of    Bsndoo,    headed   by   Andy
Qrlerson, will mike a Scree attack upon
the Allies'battery, according to program,
at 2:30 The boys here havo practised
assiduously for two days and enough
have 1 een lamed to form S team.
A numerously signed petition was circulated he.-e last week requesting the
Legislature to refuse to re.ipen the min-
ng trouble here, as tlm appointing of a
commission to investigate the mining
I iwh is feared wid do. It usks further,
if such a Commission be appointed, Hint
the net relating to the inspection of mines
be excepted from the enquiry. A sim-
lliur petition received tho siguatures of
tho cltlsens of New Denver, Slocan City,
Sandon an I Kuslo.
Bourne Bros., New Denver's leading
business firm, is renehing out after a
share of Silverton's trade, nn I is getting
it. Like every successful firm, Bourne
Pros, belie.c in a liberal usage of printers' ink. In their announcement this
week in this issue they invito the people
of Silveiton to visit their store nnd learn
iheir prices. To day they nre having a
genuine discount ssle in their dry-goods
depiitnient, and for tho ouo day promise
genuine 1 i' '-Iin- to all. A lirm Hint advertises in a liberal way can usually be
depended upon lo act liberally towiud
Iheir customs!*.
Highly interesting, demonstrations rtf
the proper'ies of hioxide of sodium are
being given before the French Academy
of Science.
Bloxide of sodium is found lo possess
lhe properly of renewing the oxygen of
nir thnt hns been breathed and of ab-
soibing carbonic acid gas given off.
Ihus, wi'h an apparatus containing the
podium shown by Dos Grey uml Bal-
thouard, at tho academy, a diver can
remain under water and wulk uboot.
Without having the air renewed by
the puutp.ng apparatus now used.
Moreover, by means of Hie new apparatus minors will be able to penetrate
into poisonous gas and foul air and firemen into smoko. without asphyxiation.
It will also ivn ler practicable sub-
III iriUB lioat.i.
Ample pi oofs of al! that is claiiied fur
it were given at the academy. Two men
put on diving dress, from whieh nil air
was excluded, and lemuined inclosed
two hours. .-'fterward the aame men
remained under water in the Seine for
half nn lioirr. The experiments are
creating lhe greatest interest iu scientific
The election exoenses of John Keen
and Uubert F. Gieen, as set forth in tho
Provincial Gar.etie, are as follows.:
John Keen, in account with election
expenses. May and June WOO, cash for
travelling aud bote! expenses, flOO.
All the expenses of Robert F. Gree«
amounted to $53139, viz, advertising
$240.70; telegrams, $16.74; hall rents,
$121 95; personal expenses, $150.
A wrrek of a freight train on the O. P..
R. between Slocan Junction ami Nelson
occurred yesterday afternoon. The regular passenger train from Slocan consequently did uot get through last night
bnt is expected to reach Nelson early
this morning. No particulars nre ai
hand regarding the accident, hut it is
rumored that soma of tho train crew are
The Montreal Star, one of Canada's
mast influential purnuls, has tnken np
the Chinese question an.l in nn editorial
on the subject says:
"Even if Ihere were no danger of Hie
Chinamen coming East in large numbers
the workingmen ol Eastern Canada
should show thuir sympathy with the
west. Bnt ihere is a real danger of a
very large influx of yellow men to Eastern Canada. They naturally look for
work in British Columbia lirst, but so
many of them are arriving that there ia
not work for all of them in Hie Pacific
Province nnd they will come east in Increasing numbers.
'■This question of restricting Chinese
Immigrating may soon become sn alarming one for tho workingmen of Eastern
Caninla. and it is easier to avert an evil
beforehand than to remedy it afterwards."
When The Star talks like this it may
be taken for granted that Hie matter is
1 .re.uniog nn issue iu the East. What a
pity that The Star had not known sll thia
at the time when the increased head tax
was under discussion in the House. We
have been I unooed once in the Chineso
question and natura'lv feel shy iu jumping for anv party which takes up thu
question just bifore in election.
New York, August 23.—Bar Silver, (I! <„
Lake copper,  $10 50,
l.'-iul- The 111 111 thill fixes   the  selling
price fir miners and >ui 'Itgfa quotes l.-.i l
;.', M u0.it i Le el ie*,
THE   C. P.   R.    STRIKE.
, De machine man she go on strako,
| lie blacksmith she goto:
I Dem bileriiiiiker quit his work
I I'ose he no laakes to do.
De ('. P. R. say sho (loan care,
Dey stay way from de shop;
lJo miiciiine man he doan get   scare.
Nor mid to lose  his job.
Biiiuby de bullgine bo's hroko down,
When she run oil' de   track.
Den nil dem tTemans she run 'r. un
To get dem striker back.
He oie man she look so sour,
She's walk 'roun by  hissef;
She's talk no moro to do ear repair,
She's not c.iro when day lit.
Sho say he fire de linlduiu lot,
Hio havo no uui in nnuis,
I link in\ sell she's off her not,
Ur broke bo's belly bans.
Der is ho strnker 'roun de place,
lie's spien I around do town ;
Mi 's push d" beer inlo bo's lace-
She's swamp do salon mini.
An now I told ynn 'bout dat ulr.ike,
For sine vou uiulcrstan—
l.'«f yon got anv works tu nuike,
Yon giove io union mun.
"•Out Repairer In Vane .twee IYv»-
v l.ee.
fl ■
Government Operations as Suggested
by H. ft Neave.
A matter that the local board of
trade might very well take up is the
suggestion of H. E. Neave, mining
engineer, now of Peterboro, East
Kootenay, but formerly of Rossland.
Mr. Neave urges the government
operation of diamond drills in the
various mining districts of the province with the view of proving, by
exhibiting the core obtained, that
pay ore exists at a depth of say
1000 feet and, in addition, obtaining
valuable information concerning
local geological formations which in
many cases would prevent the waste
of money now paid out for mine development in its earlier stages were
the lower formations known accurately. In writing to a Rossland
friend Mr. Neave states that in the
Johannesburg gold fields it was for
a time almost impossible to interest
capital for development until deep
drilling assured the permanency of
the mill's, when millions of pounds
poured into the country.
As Mr. Neave spent some years
in South Africa his views are worthy
of more than passing notice. He
states that since his article appeared
he has been deluged with letters
from all over the province and that
the minister of mines has written
him asking for further details and
promising to favorably consider the
suggestion. Briefly Mr. Neave proposes to let the government purchase ten or more drills exactly similar,to allow of interchange of parts
and able to bore to a depth of iooo
feet. Two other drills of larger
size to bore to 5000 feet, and say
five other small especially portable
drills, to be capable of mule or horse
transport and to bore to say 500
Any locality having a sufficient
revenue per annum in recording fees
|and miners' licenses to warrant the
expense should be entitled to a drill;
if the request was made to the minister of mines' department, for one
to be sent. Under special circumstances a mine, not ranking as the
leading property, should be entitled
to have one or more holes put down
at the cost of the mine owner, providing exceptional reasons were
urged and found satisfactory to the
provincial mineralogist.
The cores should be on view for
one year at the local recorder's
office and blanks inserted at such
portions where core core had been
removed for assay by the department. At the expiry of one year
the cores should be lodged in Victoria at the minister of mines' office
or other suitable place and diagrams
issued to the district recorder and
posted in a prominent place in lieu
Drills were used in the early days
of this camp but for a time were
abandoned. Now, as everyone
knows, they are being actively used
with good results in several of the
mines. It is stated that the Ontario government have two drills in
active operation in the Rainy River
district in that province and our
own government may be induced to
try the experiment along the lines
suggested. The local boaid of
trade might very well obtain the details of Mr. Neave's plan and submit
them to some of our Rossland engineers for further suggestion.
To Oppose Liberal*
Montreal, Aug. aa.—A special
dispatch from Winnipeg says it has
leaked out there that a few of Hon.
Joseph Martin's "Populist" friends,
have created a little fund and are
making arrangements to oppose
the liberals in the next general
He Need* Heat After His Rweut Terrible K* pertru re*.
Washington, Aug. 22. —The war
department sent General Chaffee a
cablegram of four words today
which practically takes things out
of Minister Conger's hands and puts
General Chaffee in the position of
the utmost responsibility.
The message said: "Report
operations, situation, requirements."
There is no intention of depreciating Minister Conger; the government has the liveliest sense of gratitude for him, but it is not deemed
expedient to act on his dispatches
because, after his terrible experience, he is naturally biased, and
because he needs and deserves
Birmingham, Eng., Aug. 22.—
Ethel, daughter of Mr. Jos. Chamberlain, was mariieJ today to Mr.
Whitmore Richards, a London
BrllUU    Columbia    Mineral    Exhibit
tt'lua at Pari* Exposition
Toronto, Aug. 22.—A special
London cable the Toronto Evening
Telegram, announces that the prize
committee of the Paris exposition
have decided to award a grand
prize for the exhibit of mineral sent
in by the British Columbia department of mines.
High Taxation
Victoria, Aug. 22.—Corridors of
parliament buildings are beginning
to swarm with mine-owners and
representatives objecting to the
doubling of the rates of taxation
upon the mineral outputs. Little
hope of any alleviation, however, is
in sight.
A Nrrlplural table
Boston, Mass.. Aug. 32.—The
American board of commissioners
for foreign missions received a
cablegram today from Chefoo as
"Psalms 124, verse 7. Pekin and
Tung Chow missionaries, also Cha-
pin's, Smith's, WickofTs saved."
[Verse 7, ofthe 124 psalm, tells
the following story: "Our soul is
escaped as a bird out of the snare
of the fowler; the snare is broken
and we are escaped. "J
Cholera at Boaihey
Washington, D. C, Aug. 23,—
United States Consul Fee, at Bombay, reports that cholera is raging
Following is a summary of the
sales on the local exchange today
together with the quotations:
RomUM tales.
Sales today on the local exchange
were as follows: Evening Star,
3000, aooo, 1000, 5000, S'/jc; Tam-
arac, 500, 5c; Winnipeg, 500, 1000,
8y£c, iooo, 8#c; Giant,3500, 2^c,
2000, 2%c;. Rambler-Cariboo, 1000,
33c; London Consolidated, iooo,
1000, 1000, 30c; Waterloo, aooo,
a^c.   Total sales,  33,500 shares.
B. C. Oold Welds	
Bit Three	
Black Tall	
Brandon k Oolden Crown.
Canadian Oold fields	
Cariboo [Camp McKinney)
Centre Star |iu
Crow's Nest Pass Coal... .HO (10
Deer Trail No. 2
Craning Star...,
Homes take (Aai
Iron Mask
Iron Colt..
l.X. L ...
*1 f>2%
Ml 00
King (Oro Denoro).
Knob Hill.
Corea n   Rebel*
Yokohoma, Aug. 33.—An official
dispatch from Corea, says that a
thousand rebels have attacked Song
Ching, and burned the government
.buildings locatedthere.
Lone Pins Consol	
Monte Christo	
Montreal Oold Plaids	
Monntain Lion	
Nobis Fire	
North Star (Kaat Kootenay)
Okanogan (Assess, paid)..
Old Iron fides .„,..,
Peoria Mines.. 	
Prtnesss Maud	
Republic       80
Bt. Ulino Consolidated....       6
Sullivan       14
Tamarac [KennethJ         0
Tom Thumb       M
Van Anda         3
Vtrimia        3
Wat Eagle Consolidated. .11 57   11 M
Waterloo         %%/ .*/
Wl**xfs*g       u „£
Thousand of Them Gather it
Twyflaar, Aug. so.—Through
secret intelligence agents, the British authorities learn that Gen. Louis
Botha, the commander in chief of
the Boer forces, Gen. Lucas Meyer,
the commander of the Orange Free
State forces and Gen. Schalkburger,
vice president of the Transvaal republic, with eight thousand Boers,
have assembled at Machadorp,
(generally understood to be the
headquarters of President Kruger,
on the Pretoria, Delagoa bay,) with
the whole Boer artillery, including
the heavy pieces formerly at Pretoria.
London, Aug. 23.—The following
is from Lord Roberts, dated August ai—Lieut. Col. Litwell recon-
noitering near Ventorsburg engaged the Boers. Two British were
wounded. Lieut. Spedding Davenport, Surties, Watson and a medical officer and twenty four men are
missing. Hamilton has crossed
Crocodile river.
Paget and Baden-Powell engaged
the commandoes protecting Dewet
August 20. Lieutenant Flowers
and one man were killed. Lieutenant Kirby and six men were wounded.
London, Aug.—The. allies were
fighting the Chinese outside
Tien Tsin, August 19, so Rear Admiral Bruce wires to the British admiralty from Taku, under data of
August 20, adding that the engagement was reported to have occured
six miles north of Tien Tsin.
As to the situation at Pekin, it
gives a partial list of the British
casualties during the siege of the
legations, including Captain Bernard Strouts, who died of wounds,
and regrets that owing to a heavy
road and forced march the naval
brigade was unable to participate
in the entry. He adds. "Way
they brought their guns by boat
and road from Tien Tsin in an
achievement of which they may be
A dispatch from Tien Tsin, dated
August 20 says the dowager empress and the emperor and the ministers left Pekin with 3000 troops,
their destination, it is supposed, being Sian Fu.
iff ore Troopa Landing.
Washington, Aug. 23.—Admiral
Remey cables:
"Chefoo, Aug. 31, Taku, ao.—
Dickens command is landing today.
Pekin, 16.—All except imperial city
cleared of Chinese troops. American troops were first to enter imperial city and penetrated to the
gates of the palace. Capt. Reilly,
Fifth artillery, was killed on the
15th. On the 19th the Sixth cavalry and about 400 English and Japanese dispersed about iooo Boxers
eight miles outside of Tien Tsin.
About too Chinese killed,live Americans wounded. Chaffee's losses,
six killed and 30 wounded in two
days' fighting.
(Signed)    "Remev."
The navy department understands
by the reference to the palace that
the American troops, after penetrating the imperial city, were, when
the dispatch was sent, attacking the
forbidden city. This is the inner
enclosure of the imperial city.
In tho Tarter City.
London, Aug. as.—Half the Tar
ter city was placed nnder the control of the Japanese and committees
of Japanese, American. British, Rus-
sion and French officers were appointed to maintain order. A detachment ot Japanese troops rescued
theforeign missionaries and Chinese
Christian converts, who had been
imprisoned in the palace. Two
hundred Chinese were killed or
The German Kattaliou.
Berlin, Aug. aa.—A dispatch
from Taku dated August 19 says
the Advance of the German battalion was delayed by violent rains.
It had reached Pekin August 17.
Vang Tsun, it is  added,  waa still
threatened by the Chinese troops on
the Imperial canal.
No Courier Hervlee to Pekin.
New York, Aug. 22.—The cable
companies today announced that
the Chefoo-Taku cable was open for
international correspondence. The
The Commercial Cable company
subsequently sent out the following
"We are advised that the Chinese administration gave notice that
the courier service between Sian Fu
and Pekin is suspended, the couriers having been unable to pass.
Telegrams have, however, been
forwarded yy telegraph from Sian
Fu via Chefoo, and from the latter
place by best possible means."
Treaties ftlgned.
San Sebastian, Aug. 22.—The
treaties between Spain and the
United States regarding general
rights, public and private relations,
consular and maritime relations and
the extradition of criminals, have
been signed.
A Terrible  Wrefk.
Tazawell, Va.,Aug. 22.—A wreck
at Maxwell, on the Norfolk &
Western railroad, killed two men
and wounded seven. A light engine running at 40 miles an hour
collided with a freight drawn by two
engines going at 30 miles an   hour.
Thirty ofTkem Will Ferret Out Italian
New York, Aug. 22.—With the
assent of the American authorities
a special body of 3d secret police
agents, all picked men, will be sent
from Rome to operate in the centers
here where Italians abound. Their
headquarters will be in New York.
Fifty thousand dollars has been appropriated for this secret service.
Oregon Petroleum Field.
Astoria, Ore., Aug. 22.—Astoria
business men have secured control
of 6500 acres of land at Knappa,
near Astoria, and last night disclosed the fact that experts have declared it a very valuable coal and
petroleum field.
atsf* for Five Venn
Hamilton, Ont., Aug. 33.—
"Shang" Clark, a well knowncrook,
pleaded guilty yesterday to two
charges of burglary, and was sentenced to five years in penitentiary.
Clark is 65 years of age, and is a
Charged with Murder.
London, Ont., Aug. 22.—Gerald
Sifton and W. Herbert have been
former.) committed for trial for the
alleged murder of Joseph Sifton,
father of the first named, in Arva,
near Lincoln, Ont.
Grand Lodge omeer*.
Montreal, Aug. 22.—Independent Order of Oddfellows, Baltimore
Unity, yesterday elected L. E.
Charbonnel, Cookshire.Que., grand
master and Alex. Grant, Montreal,
deputy Grand Master.
Ontario Hlile Aaaoelatlon.
Toronto, Aug. 22.~The annual
matches of the Ontario rifle association commenced here yester-
terday. There were 300 competitors peresent.
< ordum la Guilty
Pretoria, Aug. 21.—The trial of
Lieutenant Cordus, formerly of the
Transvaal artillery, on the charge
of being concerned in the plot to
kidnap Gen. Lord Roberts, was
concluded today. The prisoner was
tound guilty of all the counts. Sentence was deferred until the findings of the court should be con-
fitmed by Lord Roberts.
.' Attempted ftulclde
Toronto, Aug. 23.— Charles Kim-
tey attempted suicide last night, by
drinking wihe in which matches had
been placed. He is now recovering.
Noted Senlptor Dead.
Copenhagen,     Aug.     as.—Carl
Smith, the sculptor of Washington,
died here today.
One Which Throve on Broken Glass
aud Herded Chlckena
Cats are hard to kill, which is a
fact well known in history. A New
Denver man was once bothered
with a brigade of cats that made
his nightly life a hollow misery.
So he planned their death. Mixing
up several pounds of meat and
broken glass he put the mess in a
large pan and placed it where the
cats could easily reach it. In the
morning the pan was found licked
to a bright finish, and the next
evening they came back for more.
The light diet agreed well with
them, none of them having experienced the slightest pane. Cats
sometimes give signs of intellectual
This same gentleman who set out
the light repast for the cats was in
the habit of feeding his chickens at
different times during the day. He
would always have some pieces of
meat to throw to a cat that would
run up with the chickens. After a
time the cat would often round up
the chicken and drive them up to
the house so that she could get in
on the hand-out.—New Denver
The Canadian Trade Review of
Montreal is advocating an excursion to British Columbia, under the
auspices of the several boards of
trade and mining boards of Montreal, Toronto and Quebec, and
urges that such a trip would prove
morj attractive to the capitalists
and mercantile men pf the eastern
provinces than any that has yet
been put before them.—Nelson
It will be welcome news to all
those who worked so hard last year
to make a creditable showing for
the mineral exhibit at Paris that the
exposition managers have announced their intention to grant a grand
prize to the provincial department
of mines. All Canadian visitors
unite in saying that the Canadian
exhibit generally was a credit to the
country. It is to be hoped that
some arrangement can be made
whereby the British Columbia mineral exhibit can be plactd on view
either in the Imperial Institute or at
the provincial office in London.
Now that the emperor has prohibited the departure of native laborers from Japan, there can be no
more imperial reasons why Canada
should not prohibit the landing of
the Japanese laborers in British
Columbia.—Toronto Telegram.
According to A. J. Barry, an English engineer who has been over
the Trans-Siberian railroad, that
boasted enterprise will take four
years and ^30,000,000 to put in
good condition for hauling large
numbers of troops. That is why
Russia does not wish China cut up
at present; she is not ready to insist on her share of the barbecue.
The White Horse Tribune, published by R. J. Burde, formerly of
the Vancouver Province, has made
its appearance at the new terminus
ofthe White Pass & Yukon railroad. It is a weekly, neatly printed,
well edited and promises to print
press dispatches.
Capt. Leary, the American despot of Guam, ordered the people to
get married, but made it a necessary
qualification that the husband
should be able to support the wife.
It is the fashion in some social circles in other countries to require
the wife to show ability to support
a husband.
"The people of this country
should not sit around on drygoods
boxes imported from other countries
blowing about our undeveloped re-
sources."—Toronto Star.
4oControl Canadian Prodi.ee
Montreal, Aug. aa—A syndicate
of English, and prominent Canadian
capitalists, has been formed with a
capital of $2,800,000 to carry on a
produce business, with a view to
control the whole of the Canadian
produce trade.
TatloWa   Immigration   fi„,
Liuee or Natal a<(
biUt0   "* ei*"%J
into   British   Columbia  has
introduced into the leej8iah, te"
Mr.Tatlow.    ft is J*jJ
hues of the Natal act, f0r/^
intending immigrants to «WrjJ
and sign in the character 0f IS
language of Europe'' a„ appIic^j
for admission to the province   2
form of this application sets Jf)
the name,  place    of abode for J
past 12 months, business orcalli
place and year of birth oftheaJ
cant    Certificates of admission*
to be Issued by the provincial secr.
tary and his officers.
The penalty for entering the
ince contrary to this law is a j^a 1
police j
$500 to be imposed by
magistrate or justice of the
I a   months   imprisonment, n,
latter to cease on the finding oft* I
sureties in $350 each to leave tie
province within a month,    w^
immigrants   are   disqualified fl0,;
holding land, obtaining: license to
carry on any trade, the rights of i
free miners, the franchise.   P(rm f
or  corporations   wilfully  assistitw |
immigrants to contiavene the «t
are subject to the same penalties J
the immigrants.
Boer Iffethoda in A atlralta,
Things are in a pretty tough stale I
in the West Australian gold fieldd
A petition to the queen, which beaol
28,000 signatures,  and which, ootj
stretched, would  measure nearly 1
mile in length, says the West And
tralian farmers, who were the fintl
settlers, have been quite as cool al
were the Transvaalers in their wti-j
come ol new-comers who flocked)
into their country after the discotJ
ery there of rich deposits of goEl
So those farmers, Boer-like, enacttf I
a series of laws calculated to k«p|
the government of the country li (
their own hands by making the m
quirement  of political  rights  ex-j
trcmely difficult,   if not impossible,'!
fo  the gold-diggers.     They seea
to carrv on things there very mi** I
as the Boers ran South Africa, and
people who have been to Austrah
agree that   those   men  there ato
first built their dugouts in'the M
are about as stolid, about as mean,
about as selfish and   as unprogrts-
si ve as any race of white men that
lives anywhere in this old world.-j
Salt Lake Tribune.
Committed Por Trial
London, Aug. aa.-C. J. Joss,  „
former clerk of Parr-S bank w|]o
was   accused   of   si,.-.i_.        j
ic.™.,    1        .      steal,nK   adout
$100,000 from the bank in
»899»   has    been
committed for
The British government proposd
to retain 45,000 troops   in  Soutl j
Africa until February  1,   1900. "M
eluding a large number of semi-al- j
tached soldiers.    Cecil   Rhodes titers colonial soldiers who wish t»j
settle in Rhodesia a retainer of £'$X
per man and £12 pounds per hor*
for occasional military service.
The story that Gen.   Dewet haJ j
captured 4000 British soldiers can*
from Lorenzo Marques,   the H<*l
factory of fake   victories,   and
therefore unworthy of credence.
Under the proposed consolidatW j
ofthe Bank   of   British   Colufl«l
with the Canadian Bank   ot  Commerce, three shares of the for"'*
are to be exchanged for four share*
ofthe latter, or shares of the of*
of British  Columbia   will   be purchased at .£22,   thc   market   pn«
having been ^,'17 to   £iH  at *•'
time the contract was made.
Bound down by the red tap*
which has been the cause of *
many disasters in South Africa, th»
British war office did nothing »
mark its appreciation of l lie stt'
vices of the Canadian soldiers «*°
did so much to retrieve those dis'5*
ters. The opportunity came »W
100 invalided Canadians p«sSti
through London, but it was lost.
The mines tributary to S^'*
lake promise to make this a recow
year for ore shipments. Thc total"
August 11 was 2557 tons, while tn«
total for the whole of last year **
3078 tons.
The imperial government paj"
tribute to the henlthiness of &m
Columbia's climate by selecting lh"
province for the   site of a COflW
escent home for sick soldiers fr"1"
China.    While we are not here
our health, we pick up a good dea>
of that commodity as we go al***' General
.,ve Kitchener the Slip by
Night Marches
Horin,     Aug.     16.
(,i his managed  to elude Gen-
fcilchener, in spite  of the  fact
t,H nl the  Hritish wagons have
,ic lines of picked animals. The
evaded   the British  at night,
Lound known  to them, while
pursuers   were    obliged    to
|, in the daytime.
I, j Int: tlie Conspirator*.
fioria, Aug. Mi.—The trial   by
.martial ol Lieutenant Cordua,
.   Minis   artillery,   and     the
lenders   of   the conspirators
I  in   the   plot   to   kidnap
,ord Roberts began today.
..oners pleaded guilty, but at
r   r.restion   of the  court   With-
their plea and the trial is   pro-
,>,,.l,I,'iii ni Nona orF.utcland
Indsor, Out., Aug. 17.—Fred
of Ottawa, was yesterday
.1 supreme grand president of
Lns ol Kngland. The annual
Im,' will be held in Winnipeg
Main li)   Ilie tin-in   Heat
|rt Mope, Out., Aug. 17.—
1,1111  Creamer, a carpenter, is
I from the result of a fall from a
ipon which he was working,
ii the exi essive heat.
iim.i.i u in nil. i.tRi.
lull ..ii l.ul,. sliorr Kmul H're«-k-
i.l   Vi  l.lvra Loal
ind,    Ohio,      Aug.       17.—
|i \'o   ,. the  last mail between
Vork   and    Chicago on   the
Shore   railroad,   was wrecked
o'clock   this   morning on the
hridge over Sandusky bay, but
Me was   killed   or  seriously in-
pledo,   O.,   Aiii.
The en-
,ind   two  baggage cars   ol the
kid    Cast     mail     passed    over
rhi   smoker  and   one day
completely   submerged in
Ono   coach   is   on end
1 the bank.    A  sleeper, about
lipped       1. is  down   lhe bank
the   last sleeper off the track
I on tin  Irestle.
I's said ihe  cause of the wreck
the spreading of the rails,
verybody got out of the coaches,
several  got badly cut  up,  no
1   :innouncemeot made by   Mr.
"er  that   1   new  contract  had
made for the treatment of the
I'agle nnd   Centre Star ore at
«l smelter, and ihat the ship-
- would be not less than 1,000
■'  day,   gives   the   people of
'nul some conception ol the
' "us in piospcel for them. Il
"is the  forecast   already   puh-
1 i" ihe Kkcoko thnt during
•pproaching autumn the ore
1 uts of thia camp would aggre-
11000 tona a day and that the
ei of men -employed in the
"id mines would be from 2,000
'""• Tie statement that a re-
'" "i smelling rales had been
■ which would enable the niin-
"iipaniea to ship ore of much
grade at a profit, is particu-
eueouraging, for such a redac-
makes marketable a large
krc in other mines as well as
directly in question,
general revival pf mining
pment in this province de-
'"•   the   resumption   of ship-
Iroin the War Eagle and
' S|.ir mines more than any
L'ause, The investor in East-
•uaila has put his money in
"lines and pinned his faith to
:ls the standards by which
nil should be judged. Absurd
'< 'he great production of the
1 ''as nol influenced them, as
1 mock is nol largely held in
l- When shipments were
ded, the hearts of these inves-
erejeast down as low as they
had been formerly lifted high. They
did not consider explanations. They
only saw that flattering hopes of
d.v.dends had induced them to pay
a high price for stock, and that
these dividends were suspended for
a long period. Men here on the
ground know that the debjy in the
the delivery 0f necessary
machinery made the suspension of
shipments imperative. They know
that extensive development occupy,
ing a long time and costly machinery
equipment were essential to asteady,
continuous production, if the mine
is not to be gutted. They know
that this work has been in progress
for months past. But the Eastern
investor, irritated at ihe blasting of
his extravagant hopes, believes
nothing but the convincing argument of dividends in hard cash.
This conviction is about to come
to him. Some little time may elapse
after shipments are resumed before
it comes, but its coming is sure in
the near future. A revulsion of
feeling may th;n be fairly expected.
Good properties will not then be
idle for lack of capital to develope
them and Rossland will again become the centre of mining ; ctivity,
for which nature has intended it.
Many other conditions favor such
an outcome. The province is in
the hands of a government which is
conservative, yet progressive. The
relations of labor and capital have
been adjusted on a.sound basis, such
as ensures continued harmony, and
any effort to reopen controversies
which have been happily settled will
be frowned down, if good counsel
prevails. The people will reap the
reward of their confidence in the
country, sustained through weary
months of waiting, and British
Columbia will take rank in the
money markets of the world as one
of the world's greatest mineral
Missionary   Maunder*' Children  Mead
— \l -.m.-ii Also .Tlnrdered
Toronto Ont., Aug. 17.—Sad
news reached the China Island Mission here yesterday through a cable
announcing the death of three
children of Rev. A. R. Saunders, a
missionary who went to China from
Toronto some years ago. The
children died as the result of injuries received al the hands of Boxers,
while the children were on the way
faom Piangiae, in the province of
Shansi, to Hankow.
The cable adds that Miss H. J,
Rice of Haydenville, Mass., Miss
M. E. Huston, of Mobile, Ala., and
Mrs. E, J. Cooper, of Scotland,
have also been murdered.
Toronto, Aug. 17.—The China
Inland mission today received a
cablegram from Shanghai, confirming th e reportjof the massacre of
eight missionaries in the province of
Shen Kiang. Three ol* the ladies
are from the United States, namely,
Mrs. Ware, Nebraska; Miss Manchester, New Vork; Miss J. Eds-
mond, Minneapolis. The following
missionaries who went out from
England are also reported murdered: Mr. G. F. Ward, husband of
Mrs. Ward, in China since 1893;
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Thompson,
since 1881 ; Miss Sherwood since
1808 and Miss Thorgood since
A Parmer'* Mysterious Death
Orangeville, Out., Aug. 17.—
Glencross, in the township of Mono,
is agitated over the mysterious
death of John Robinson, a farmer
of that neighborhood, whose dead
body was found on the road with
blood oozing from the nose and
forehead, the left cheek and back
of the head severely bruised, last
Friday evening. The coroner's
jury has returned an open verdict.
The authorities are investigating-
Murder i.s suspected.
Killed on tlie Railroad
Windsor, Ont., Aug. 17.—The
body of George Burk, a resident of
Coomber, was found in B horribly
mangled condition on the Michigan
Central railway tracks near that
place yesterday. The victim is supposed to have been walking on the
track and to have been struck by a
passenger train.
Another Forty-Drill Machine for the
Nickel Plate.
A contract was made this morning between the Rossland Great
Western Mining company and the
Canadian Rand Drill company
for the purchase of a 40-drill
electrically driven air compressor.
The contraci makes strict stipulations for delivery withio five months.
A contract was also made with the
West Kootenay "ower & Light
company to supply the electric
power necessary to operate the
machine. The contract for the
electric motor.which will have 800-
horse power, will probably be let
tomorrow. The compressor is to
be an exact duplicate of the one
just completed at the Black Bear,
but without "the steam cylinder.
This machinery will be installed
on the Nickel Plate flat between the
boiler house and the mine. It will
be connected with the other two
machines on the Black Bear ground
by pipe lines, so that any or all of
the three can supply power to any
ofthe B. A. C. mines.
When this machine is installed,
the nominal capacity of the B. A.
C. compressors will be 120 drills,
but the actual capacity will be nearer
150 drills, for in large mines all the
drills are not in operation at the
same time and the number which
can be operated is thus increased in
pojporlion. The heaviest demand
for power is between 8:30 a. m.
and 8 p. m., for then all the drills
are usually at work. The shift
working from 11 p. m. to 7 a. m. is
occupied in blasting and air is only
needed then for ventilation, hoisting and pumping and from 7 to
8:30 a. m. the miners are engaged
in setting up the drills.
a  nahumik's  nriiivii.
Want*   Shorter Hour*. Looser  Pav -
Irliiuo Kate Humble Pie.
Victoria, B. C. Aug. 17.—The
corridors are indulging in amusement at the latest from Oliver, who
last night held out for shorter hours
and more pay for members.
This morningtttfpre tht premier,
Mclnnes humbljQJPlogized to Prentice for insulting remarks in the
chamber last evening, when he
spoke of the provincial secretary as
not being responsible for what he
Consideration of the public works
items of the estimates is being continued today.
On motion of Stables, an attempt
is being made to introduce the Lake
Bennett charter, turned down for
the general public welfare, as it was
heading for an American port.
With an excellent budget speech
from Turner yesterday, the debate
ended in four hours and the items
were taken up and are now going
on.   •	
The labor unions of Canada have
voted in favor of forming a labor
party, in federal affairs. Ralph
Smith is looked upon as the probable leader.
It has been blazing hot in the
east lately. Wherefore the Toronto
Star says: "A good way to spend
an evening is to lie in a bath tub
and read Nansen's account oi his
arctic explorations," and the Hamilton Times says: "Hallo! Mr. Rud-
yard Kipling! Have you heard from
'Our Lady of the Snows' recently?"
Af if there were not enough war-
clouds overhanging the world already, the Vancouver World takes
its little telescope and finds another
in Morocco. Why not look for rays
of sunlight through the clouds, instead of finding more clouds?
The outbreak of editorial abuse of
Great Britain in the European press
ceased with the supply of Transvaal gold. It turns out that Dr.
Leyds paid the newspapers from
£$ to ^20 a week tor abusing
Great Britain.
The Kaslo Kootenaian says that
an English company i.s negotiating
for the erection of a smelter and refinery at Kaslo.
Hemming Americana and Canadian*
Prom Pari* Ibe Cause,
London, Aug. 18.—Socially, the
week has been very dull, and there
is little interest for the smart set in
the metropolis. The city is still
filled with Americans and Canadians,
tourists, who for the most part are
going and returning from the Paris
exhibition. Hotels ard the better
grade of boarding houses are doing
a thriving business and the reflex of
the Parisian travel is filling the
coffers of the publicans, even if the
merchant classes are less fortunate
in thriving by the way side.
Bryan Win Orate Next Week
Lincoln, Neb,, Aug. 18.—Mr.
Bryan will devote the greatest part
of next week to speech-making in
Nebraska and Kansas.
Kltrheuei  Came  to tbe  Mamma  Col.
Hoare Lout Heavily
London, Aug. 18.—Lord Roberts
reports that C. V. Hoare, who was
besieged at Elands River and has just
been relieved by Lord Kitchener,
lost twelvy men killed and 50
wounded, including Lieut. Col.
Lorenzo Marquez Dlspalrli «av* Dewet
Took 4,000 Prisoner*.
New Vork, Aug. 18.—A dispatch
printed here this noon, under date
of Delagoa Bay, Aug. 18, says
Gen. Dewet has turned on the
British, defeating them, and capturing 4,000 men, according to Boer
reports here.
Li Hung Chang Appeal* In Vain.
London, Aug. 18.—A Vokohoma
message to the Mail says that Li
Hung Chang sent government
appeal to Marquis Ito asking him to
use his good offices with the powers.
The marquis replied exprtssing
sympathy, but stating that
interference was impossible at present.
Conservative Leaden to Speak
Windsor, Ont., Aug. 18.—The
Conservatives ol Windsor will hold
a rally on September 15. Sir
Charles Tupper, Hon. G. E. Foster
and Premier Hugh John MacDjn-
ald will speak.
Humbert Wa* Bxrommiinlealed
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 18.—Father
Bouchet, who refused to celebrate
mass for the late King Humbert at
the request ofthe Italians of Louisville, said last night that his refusal
was due to the fact that Humbert
had been excommunicated. Father
Bouchet does not believe the report
that the pope allowed mass to be
celebrated for the king.
How to Cure Ti_ berylliosis.
Kingston, Ont., Aug. 18.—At a
meeting of the Ontario health authorities here yesterday a paper was
read by Dr. Cassidy, of Toronto, on
tuberculosis and its cure. Dr. Osier, of Baltimore, Md., thought
that eating raw eggs and sleeping
in a room with the windows open
would cure the disease.
Alfred Austin's pension of ^,"200
a year as "poet laureate" comes
under the heading of pensioning tor
"total disability."—Seattle Times
An amateur athletic club has been
organized at Nelson. Mayor John
Houston, M. P. P., will be chairman of the committee on pugilism
and is expected to propose Rod
Tolmie for instructor in the noble
Race prejudice against the
negros i.s not confined to the South,
as New Vork has just proved.
A great load is taken off Sir Wilfred Laurier's mind by his profound
conviction that it will be impossible
even for Hon. J. Israel Tarle to
make inconvenient speeches while
he is Crossing the Atlantic ocean.—
Toronto Telegram.
The Cariboo freighters have
formed a union and August Baker,
a non-union freighter, had a horse
shot. He blames the union men,
but they say his son shot the horse
by accident.
It Talks on the Financial Situation
Through Depew.
London, Aug. 18.—Senator
Chauncey M. Depew sails on the
American line steamer New Vork
today. He has been in consultation
with British financiers who are substantially interested in the ability of
the United States to make loans to
Europe.   The senator said:
"The sudden development of our
industries and the immense accumulation of money growing out of the
fact that Europe is paying $600,-
000,000 annually for American products has not only brought the
bank rate and call loans up one and
two points respectively, but the
western banks are now buying in
the East because there is no demand for money. The fact that
half the British war loan—all of it, it
it has been offered—has already been
taken in the United States demonstrates these conditions, which have
already made New Vork one nf the
financial centres of the world.
"If this continues, and I have no
doubt it will, New Vork will soon
be a dangerous rival of London in
financing the government enterprises of the world."
Allled Porres Knter tbe CllyKoipre**
aad Knperor Pled
Tokio, Aug. 18.—Gen. Vamagu-
chi wires from Pekin under date of
Aug. 16 as follows:
"The allies arrived at Pekin early
yesterday, opening with artillery on
the eastern side of the wall, which
was obstinately held by the enemy.
The Japanese and the Russians
were on the south side.- At nightfall, the Japanese blew up the two
eastern gates of the Tartar city
and entered.
"In the meantime, the Americans
and British had entered the Chinese
city by the Tung Pien gate. Detachments of each force were sent
towards the legations. The parties
met near the legations and opened
communication. All the ministers
and their staffs were found safe.
The losses to the allies have not
been ascertained. Four hundred
Chinese were killed."
a Compromise al Miaugliai
Washington, August 16.—As the
result of an exchange of cablegrams
between the powers concerning affairs at Shanghai, an agreement
has been reached by which all the
admirals of the several powers represented at Shanghai wil act concurrently in a survey, or watching, of
the Chinese Vang Tse fleet, instead
of having this duty performed entirely by the British admiral at
Shanghai. The Chinese Vang Tse
fleet consists of four cruisers and
several torpedo boats and destroyers.
Bntrr Wa* Obatluately Heelsted.
Shanghai, Aug. 18.—The general
attack on Pekin began Aug. 15 in
the morning. The enemy obstinately
resisted. The same evening the
Japanese demolished the Cham Lang
and Tong Chi gates and entered the
capital. The other armies entered
by the Tong Quien gate. They
sent detachments at once to the legations, where the ministers were
found safe.
Attacked Ibe City Wednesday
New Vork, Aug. 18.—"The allies
reached Pekin on Tuesday night
and attacked the city Wednesday
morning, the Chinese having opposed their communicating with the
ministets" says a Chefoo cable to
the Herald. "Tung Chow was
captured by the allies on Monday
morning and they advanced within
eight miles of Pekin. The enemy
fled the night before. The Japanese took the Arsenal and seized
fifty thousand roku of rice."
All the Hostile* Pled.
London, August 18.—The second
edition of the Daily Telegraph publishes a special dispatch from Shanghai, which says:
"The allies entered   Pekin  unop
posed, and met with a friendly reception from Prince Ching. All
hostile elements have already es-
caped from the city. The imperial
court left for Shen Si on August 11,
with the Manchurians. The Kansu
.troops have "gone southwest, with
the object of drawing off the allies
and preventing them from following
the court."
Admiral Bruce telegraphs to the
"Pekin captured August 15. Legations safe."
Blew Open Tunic Choir'* Kate*
Tung Chow, Aug. 12.—The
Japanese entered Tung Chow, blowing open the gates. When the
heaviest opposition was expected,
none was offered. The Chinese
are reported retreating to Pekin and
deserting wholesale. The allies are
camping today about the walled
city of Tung Chow after seven miles
Chinese government brought strong
pressure to bear on the ministers to
induce them to leave the city and
thus save China the disgrace of the
capture of Pekin.
"General Chaffee sends word to
Tien Tsin that it is not safe to send
on supplies without strong   escort.
"The B'.itish are sending up another lyddite gun and 'he Russians
two more batteries. The Sixth cavalry have been reinforced by two
troops and the entire regiment has
gone to the front.
Chine** For<■-■•   In Ibe City.
"I have just received news from
spies from Pekin that General Li
Ping Heng jand the Chinese imperial guard are inside the city, with
thirty mode-n Krupp guns; that
General Jung Lu and 10,000 Man-
chu troops hold the forbidden city
and that 15,000 troops from Ho
Nan aie bivouaced outside the walls.
The total Chinese force at Pekin is
forty thousand."
Huasian* Take Hal Cheug       -
London, Aug. 18.—The following dispatch has been received at
the Russian war office in St. Petersburg from Gen. Alexieff: " Port
Arthur, Aug. 13.—Gen. Fliescher
with a force of all arms captured
Hai Cheng Aug. 12, after three
days fighting. The Chinese loss
was 400 and four guns. Five hundred Chinese retreated with eight
British school children are to be
taught Canadian history and geography. The agent general whom
the Dunsmuir government sends to
London should see that their books
are kept up to date on new towns
in British Columbia. Annual editions
would be the thing.
The inland revenue department is
making a collection of baking
powders for test in December, and
all dealers in those which contain
alum will be prosecuted. This is a
hint to get riJ of such powder till
the samples are collected. The
government should go ahead without posting the dealers, if it really
\« ishes to catch the guilty.
The tricks to which Li Hung
Chang resorts in order to make
terms with the allies before their
troops enter Pekin only strengthen
the conviction Ihat there is something in that city which the Chinese
do not wish European soldiers to
see. This makes lhe allies all the
more determined to see that something.
A. (i. Hale, the London Daily
News correspondent in South Africa
says that Gen. Rundle's soldiers
are almost starving on short rations.
He urges that somebody high up in
authority be made an example.
Cecil Rhodes proposes to clinch
the British grip on the Transvaal
by colonizing it with the surplus
population of the old country and
this work naturally follows that of
the army.
If the report of suicide be true,
President Kruger has lost his old
friend Steyn. But he can take his
beer from a glass.—Seattle  Times.
As the British soldiers in China
se* their Fiench allies make wry-
faces at having to take orders from
« German general, they may chuckle
and say : "Vou will cartoon the
queen, will you ?" How these allies
love one another.
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,cATfiinAY, Acoi'ST 25, 1900.
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IIAVIICSON IIHOS.,    l-:dit>r4 A l»r ,|>».
Advertising rates will be made known
upon application ut this oflice.
>««•.««<>   OR   IN   ARREARS    A
$*»«««§  BU  FOUND    IN  THUS
allowing of advertising out of u de-
I linquent   co-owner,   instead    of   the
present antiquated and    oun be some
method,   -vt.   find   Joi'   Martin   nnd
Smith Curtis.    Tliis    ntiirudiiicnt  to
the Mineral Act hns  been   asked   for
by tin- miners and prospectors of every
quartz  cump  in   Ilriti^i Columbia, as
our presont method of quirting   title
to   a  claim   and   getting   rid   of   a
delinquent co-owner is a most  costly
procedure  and   work* a   hardship on
prospectors.   Why then should   these
two lawyers,   fresh   from lhe   prairie,
and knowing little if any tiling  nbout
mining,  set   their   opinions   against
thoso cf all tlm experienced   miners in
lhe piovince?    Unless it  be thnt they
wish to register a kiuk against; everything   that  the new govern ment does,
their actions seem hard of explanation
liver is out of whack, there are rumblings
in ii.y Blomaoh, them are pionklniM in
in my back, When 1 p> to lied nl
Availing 1 ohii only roll nnd groan, for
my mouth tastes like u hen's nost, uml
my head feel.s like n stone. Ami 1 rem!
thn daily impr™, whero Ihey tell ol
Snooper's pills as a sovereign specific for
these kinds of verna1 ills. And I 1 tiy i
tlie pills ami ent tlieui, und 1 feel a
whole lot \ior.:e; llieie nio times when j
I um (urging for a M.'igli ride In n
heurse. Ami Hie ancient dames come i
eonie to me. nnd lliey lirew their manic
ten, nml Ihey s.iy if I will tnke it I'll feel
h:'ppy ns a flea, Hut Un ii ilismnl, durk
decoctions only make mo, shriek ami
wuil, nnd I wish ihat all huh cloctorc
eoulii he ClirlClI oil'lo jiil.
(Laundry Work Called Tor nnd Delivered Weekly.)
^^^^^    UK**-*-*-.**-**
kieverton, _ _
Clocks and
The agitation for the repeai nf the
8-Hour law, which was considered as
dead pi ior to the lost eleetion, hns
turned out to he a lively.corpse,
although the stink nccompaiiing its
revival would seem to prove that it
was not only dead but well on its way
towards putrefaction.
At   Inst
PlljlUM .l.nni-H .1. Cnilvtt Is   |0   (JO  on
I the vaudeville Blanc and will make a SO-
the p'opleofour eastern J „„„„i,. |lln, ,f ,|„. Ulcohy seen,, from
Fine Wild li   ll: pairing a i'fttialljj
All W.ik Left a| The Lski view-
Hotel, Silveiton, will I e f iwrnd-
eJ nml promptly attended io.
The   eitiz-'iis   of   Slocan   City are
j ijoing right  ahead with their plans to
^^^    .^.^    ' —■—■ % j i icorporate their town,     lt  wou|d  lie
Cx- U.    KflOWieS, I    g00(j p|an tor Silverlonians to   keep
SAND)!?; U-  C. track of their efforts as it   may not be
provinces are awakening to the fuel
that a large percentage ol the immigration coining into Canada is a
detriment ond not a help to us.
Roumanians, Polish Jews and others
from the lower classes of Southern
Europe nre flocking into Canada hv
our eastern sea ports, while hordes of
Japs and Ciiinese are cooiing in at
our western ports Any of I his class
of immigration is undesirable in
Hritish colony.
'-Romeo uml   Juliet."      Something
lhe following may be expected:
(Scone: CnpuloPs |{nidon.)
', Romeo ... .1. J. i orlatl )
He kBb gay on biffs Jat never felt n
t 'n nip.
But, s-a ay, wot htmp Irooyondor window blinks!
It  is  do  yeast  an' .liii'w.'t'd  uot     de
fiuh up, fair goll, end bhame do cheesy
! nn ou
n j    D.it is already feelin' like tn t'iriy eenls
Cot. youse doea look so bloomin' gay in
Conveniently Situated near
R til way Station and Wharf.
...   .     /„ good men from   any   land,   but   who
long before we too  will   be  following  * } '
.,   • ,4 .i   object    to   giving it up to '.lie scum of
their  example.    A' on   incorporated      J »      __>       r
flf.V    m«lM»   **.*»*.     *~ ' '
While it is quite true tl.at we  have j dose glad rags! ^^^^_
millions of npres of fertile lands hardly j    It W me baby! Oh It is tne dolly fill I
as  yit   seen   by white man's eyes, let j    She chews de rag. and  jet Mic snvs
alone   taken   up  or put   under culti- | DUl,n'-
va.ion,     and     large       undeveloped,    " '*'? ''? '*T *"*
purees in mme, forest and   fishel .f^T^sr >h
all these are  the   hentagn   of   Caua- \ mug upon her fctT
dmns who are willing to shore it with !    Oh, dat I were a Iree-oonca glove ap-
talkin'—an' ir
props her
Dining Room under the charge of
Mi-s Ida Carlisle.
Tables supplied with all lhe delicacies
of (lie season.
4fESI>v..lV)Sk (iKVlllSii, - I'itoiij.
city much can be done by the citizens
whicli is impossible now. Being able
to collect ond expend our own taxes
is a privilege cheaply acquired at the
price of incorporation.
I wish to inform the Silverton public that I have purchased the stock
and business lately controlled by Jas.
I. Mcintosh, in the Brandon Block.
I have now on order a   full  line iu
H> '0 Reeves,
Silverton, B. C.
In the estimated   revenues  of  the
Province for the coming year   Finance
Minister Turner has placed the sum of
$o,5,0QP  as our share  of the Chinese
entry tax,    This   means that Turner
counts as a certainty upon 2,000 new
Chinamen   coming   in   this yenr.    A
/lice prospect,   is   it not?    Isist year
only l,f>00   were  regarded  as certain
immigrants   while   the   number who
really  came  was 4.S0O, nearly three
times as many.   If this average keeps
up we will have 6,000  Chinks   to our
credit—or discredit—within  the year.
Mr. Turner tells   us   that   we cannot
get along without them, and evidently
he and his friends are   not   going   to
give us a chance to try.
the eartb which is now bet)
upon uj  _^^^^m
Canada shout.) make a rich nnd
powerful country, but to he sueh thu
parent stock of our future generations
must be men and not a mixture of
nigger, Chinaman und Jew.
on dat list, 	
Dat I mi/hl apparent dat peachy chin
Extracts   FYo.n    V.i.-irn    Su rets.
The house snr_;eon of a London hospital wns attending to tl e injuries of a
poor woman whose nrm had l.ce.-i
severely hitten. As he was dressing the
wound he faid: ''I cannot make ont what,
sort of a creature bit you. This is too
small for u horse's bite nnd too largo for
a dog's." "Oh fir," replied the patient,
"it wasn't a lniiiiiual; it was another
Sandon  Miners'
Much Speculation is lieing indulged in
ns to who will receive the appointment
as Government agent for the Sloean ami
Ainsworth Mining Divisions. It ii the
general opinion that a Kaslo iu.ni will
he the fortunate one to receive the ♦'SOU
salary. Ex Mining Recorder Keen is
known to he after the job, ns are severnl
other applicants.
The practise of pretending ignerance   SPRING POETRY PROM NEBRASKA .
upon any and every subject  broached
C   ih Am
upon by a reporter is a common prac
tise among politicians at certain times
and among some of our mining friends
at all times, especially when the reporter is looking for mining new.-.. This
leads the newspapers into publishing
many things that the mine operator
does not wish made public at the
time, and then the publisher is cursed
for "not minding his own business,"
Invariably tbe mine manager and
the publisher are wishful of the same
thing; the one to make money for himself and the other to see his
In the  spring   the   v,l,iskered farmu
drinks hard cider from a   can,  throwing
wads tt binning language at the in dolcnt
hired nan.    In the spiing the grand old
granger plants his   succotash   und corn,
and   the   cliiuchbuga   come   and ent it
«bile be slcepetb in the morn.   In lhe
spiing   the  old  sow  wanders to some
quiet feu  or  brake,   and   returns with
seven piglets fodling cutely in her wake.
In tbe spring lhe good dog Rover  hides
behind     the     bushei}    dump,   uniting
always, wiiitiiijj ever,  for  a  chance   to
nail a tramp.   Iu the spiing   Ihe bull so
gentle, which has been a
Subscribers,  $1. per month.
Private PiiUen.s,f2. pel day
exclusive of expense of phy-
sii inn or surgeon and dings.
Dn. \V. E, Goiiiiii. Attendant Physician
M|.siS. M. Cuisuo: u. Million.
,f. I). M» L.M'i'.iii.in, Pie-d.lent.
VV, E   II.m,i._.h, Secretary.
\V.\j. Diivwn'i.,   ./.  V.  Maktiv, R. J.
McLiCAN, A..J. McPos-.ti.n, Miki-: I'.it. nv.
Direct oi8.
fii's mill Cakes Mmo Order.
A.CMY, .,Silvn1oii,I!.C.
KO. 95. W. F. Of M.
Meets every Saturday  in  lhe   I'nion
Hall in Silverton, ut7::.0 p, .\i.
W. I!oien>n,
J. If. Elii.,it,
O/Ssttsy^s^tut^tut***^ ***A^_VVV^(VVVVV
sAe*****t*t**t*tr+^^ MVVVWV
Will firLcL tlxat tiie
•wa3T to reaclb. t____ta.s
Irriiriers o± tlie Slo-
'can Is tliroTjLyix tlie
CQlvLxyin© of"
Tlie 2_n£ilners' trad.e
Is tlie trad.e. __ET7rex3r
TTT-eel^: one tlio-uusand,
Slocan miners read,
 . . ...
33o You Want
Xlxeir Trade?
Or******>V+rSAr**>*^^ (VVMV[
f        ie. Tim ii, rim
i;.\i:   ki'iimmii n ivnn im:  i.im   rfiAXIw < t  wim s. 11< mih
AND ( l<_\!>.
It is nothing
*   but fair
- M' CA-.N   (I  ('
'. ■■: 'in ;• „i .1 i\ Ni i m.n     l'i"!
TV I lay SI-iMii a {*%?** A>y^
,!:;i l.taeJnirrfawffrNi o far*
ffcri»| irip in" Hi!- :;-S!. | m
v^mi (o Irl ion ban ti.ai | t.ivc
v^r^.Kj i!:j. , ;> I(,s| u^-Jo.da!,. -o.wls in n, „ <fe>ig«.s^ticli as «evrr %p
^beiHitalothh^iry,   All^lsiHrtlKrearenniirf
, >^!!±S i:i M"';i< **** ^ W« market.
,v     5    •WVITEVOUTOOAI.L
JiKllVHK-    roil   . Till' , l'KAH
will    be      ri.iiimein-i <l     JIM:
lotli.      The   "lmprrlal liml
Iul"     Mkeii   you     ii<ri»«    llir
ciontlnent In   four duy*   will —
rn***,tm . «*..    ™Z *?$Xtt\~*?£
thus help along the country. the youths «nd maidens lo ,0   i 8P"nB
But this habit of putting on a blank   '" t,,e woom,   Packing   )Vitli   Ln,  S
""* ---««--- I their   baskets   sandflies    and ' oilier
goodt>; and tliey fall into tlie river, aud
Hi,', cliiguers  eat     them   up,  and   tliey
come back from the picnic .swollen   like
a ppisoned pup.
I have hot pains in my larynx and iny
countenance to all the reporters ijuet-
tjjns defeats this end sometimes and
thus we occasionally see deals sometimes thrown down through premature
disclosures.    If a raining man  desires
something    witheld   from publication 	
for the lime, and  such a  Witholditig   H  T hJTJ
chant*. it u a aoiiti' may be perfectly honorable  in  many
„   ...   . , ,    cases, let him tell the reporter or pub- • itt        .
tcHll'iiili-.l   train,   luxuilmmly • r r T    nilnrll<ir      \\/ ^..-tr
___^^^^^^^^^^™      lisher so nnd the item will not appear. j^ctUIlUI V     VV O.I K
Tho newspapers of the Slocan will  not
injure the husiness of mining men who _^        ___
are acting honorably   if thny  can  a- V_7_F     X HE
Lifiie (/'ream, Aintlfiy's Hair Benwcr,
('iiiiiidiiiii Corn run; and Srri|
of lliirclioiiiitl iim! loli
Jnool) Dover, # THK
Ti:.\iii:i) to.
iniHni. • \i;i„sii\, ii.i
<-i|.ii|,i,i.il   tor  thn f'ii„,r,irl and
r illiv.-III.-urn ii r      I'i,»n,iik<T-<.
A»U   ymir    fniiuU    who    linv
tr* ellnd   an   II. <>r ml,11,.\k
void it,
Tray. Pass. Agwit, Nelson
^. f. OOYI.K.
V'. I. tgci.t, V.,n.-,„v,., a^dment
Til KM.
Amongst ^those  voting against the
"to   the     Mineral     Act
O. Tyree,
Silverron, B. C.
Prescrip.ion Dcpnitinunt Oomplet„ mul
l!P ,To   Date
BILVERTON,       -      -      ,      «
General Full Line Lumber,
Mining Dry & Mixed Sash and
SuPPl>es.        Paints.        ! ooors.
.':»"" ^h'"i.k an,, i®*9,151®-
* uenkeal freight8— KOii ,HI{K AT K1'^^^'^
Ontsldo-Partka.   ,{.,„„ ,.       .       	
°"B«.Ti«nSTw   wrtM
f     +     1     t
riting t0_.  a. v. McDonald,
f * MLVMIITON, - • U. 0.
'     iyruP of Horehound & Tolu
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