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* V^^uixlJUu.
SUB8CRIPT10  S, |2.0o
& Co.,
Around Slwan Lako—Many
Now Working.
After some time the present owners
bought the property for * nominal sum
and after doing two days work succeeded
in uncovering the ledge In place and
exposing this rich body of ore.
New York. July 12.-Bsr Silver, 61c
Lake copper,  $16.25.
Lead—The firm that fixes the selling
price for miners ond smelters quotes lead
st $3.60 ot tbe close.
I-i.   jMZ-   DSSZrLOTxrles-   Fzop,
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At the Rockland mine on Red Mountain, fifteen men ore at present employed
aud o  large amount  of work io being
done.   Both ihe upper and lower drifts
ore  being driven  ahead and a large
omonnt of surface prospecting is being
accomplished.   This mine, like most of
the Red Msuntoin properties, is a gold-
copper proposition, the values running
mostly In gold and  ranging from ten to
twenty  five  dollars  per ton in value.
This is the principal properly now being
developed on Red Mountain and already
lias one of the biggest bodies of gold ore
blocked out that has yet been discovered
in the Slocan.   It is  a stock company
and controled by tho Groves Syndicate
who are also heavy operators in mines
in other camps in onr province, and ls
nnder    tbe    management    of  James
Hamilton, an experienced mining mon.
This property wos originally opened np
by Judge Spinks ot Vernon ond Frank
Watson    of   Spokane,     who ore Still
heavy stock holders.   Should the operation of this mine be attended  with the
success that is expected it will do more
towards drawing investors attention lo
tbe resources of Silverton than any other
work hitherto done in this district.
silvedoa, Nelson, Troll, Ymlr, Koslo, Sondon,
New Denver, Cascade City, Groud Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
Are You Looking For
Stylish goods?
IiIRBWNER,   The Tailor:   Silverten,!_ C.
The tunnel being driven on the Storm
claim, neor town, io now in 65 feet and
has a paystreak in the face of from eight
inches to a foot in width. The vein is
from four to six feet wide and is filled
with ledge matter and concentrating ore.
Coaaiderable surface work has betm
done upon it and a shaft sank over 25
feet deep. The Storm claim lies in the j
tlate formation near the Noonday mine
and about one and a half miles from
Silverton. It is o silver-lead proposition and gives promise of making a
shipping mine in the near future.
A big strike is reported from Silver
Mountain on the Sinfi claim, owned by
A. Thompson of New Denver.
J. Fraser and D. Davis went up to the
head of Fonr Milo creek on.Monday to
do usoeesir.cnt work on the Forest King
Because the New Denver Ledge mokes
ii fool of itself over ''the Emily Edith
mine near New Denver," tbot .is no
reason why the Nelson Tribnne should
do likewise.
J. M. M. Benedum wos iu Nelson this
week attending a meeting of the short'
holders of the Howard Fraction. It is
likely that something will be done witli
tbis property this fall.
Assessment work has just been completed on tbe Key West claim on Red
Mountain. This property is a gold-
copper proposition and for the amount
of work done upon it shows np aa we'l
as anything in that section. The vein is
a fissure from eight to ten feet wide and
ia a continuation of tbe Congo ledge.
A force of miners aro being put to {
work on the Condor Group on Granite
creek, near the Vancouver. This pro-
pfrty is p silver-lead proposition and
has had considerable work done upon it
It is the intention of the present owners
to fully develope the property and It Is
wil hin the range of possibility that the
Condor will be figuring on our shipping
list before the snow flinj.
EsTABMsnon in Neijion "1890.'
It is nothing
*   but fair
To let ay Skaii wimm know
tint I have jnst retimed from a pur-
during trip iu the ftnt I an
Netted t« let vim know tint I hive
seleeted the very latent "up-to-date goedn iu new designs, iveh as never
lore lieen shown in this wintry. All goods bought here are
Al quality aud prices are mkIi m will eonpete with Eastern narket
Jriool> t>ove__p,
Through the courtesy of Mr. J. Smith
we ore allowed to publish the following
extr. cts from a letter received by him
from Jos. A. Anderson of Dawson City,
[ Y. T., late cf Silverton.    The letter was
I written June 9. Mr. Anderson soyo:
"This is a bard country to mak'e any-
| thing in unless a person is in some kind
| ol business. Tbere are very tew oi tbe
! Kootenav boys bere who bave made any
ii oney to speak of The Thompson
boys are here on Bonanza creek just now.
They were there part of the winter.
Peter Grant is working on Hunker creek
.... Hons Matheson is there too, having
got in tbis spring. Malcolm Campbell
has a lay on Honker creek ond is expected to make o stske os his lay is a
good one. Charley Kent is hero....
Hugh Madden went to Nome last February down tbe Yukon with a team of
now turning !dogg Antbony and Tom Garvey are
tona .ifcnm'eiitnitesil^^jyjgp^, to the Tannanaw next
week. The Bartlett Bias, have sent
part of their outfit to Nome. Charley
Anderson went there lsst fall. Tbere
ore thousands leoving here now for
Nome ond o lot ore going to tbs Koyukok
snd Tannanaw, hy woy of Circle City.
Eli Corpenter has gone to Koyoknk in a
small boot. Al Campbell is bere — I
bave not heard from Silverton for a long
while and I wish yon wonld send me
some late 'Silvertonisns.' "
Mr. Anderson closes with best wishes
and regards for all the Silverton boys.
Silverton's ore shipments for the week
consisted of 80 tons or fonr carloads.
Two carloads of which were sent ont
Sunday by the Hewett mine consis
ting of high grade silver-lead ore that
should net the owners at least $100. per
ton. The Wakefield sent out during the
week two carloads of concentrates and
already have another carload plied upon
the dock ready for shipment. Tbe
Wakefield concentrator is
out about eight
a day and everything is running smoothly
both at tbo mine and mill. Tbe Vancouver Group are sending down ore and
bave nearly two carloads lying at tbe
dock with plenty more aacked at tbe
mine ready to be brought down.
A mineral strike of importance has
been made in the Arlington Basin at the
head of Springer creek.   The strike was i
made on the Hampton property, owned
by J. A. McKinnon and N. F. McNaught'
of Silverton, and consists of a big ledge
carrying sulphide ore snd running very
high in silver. The ore shute has been '
stripped on the surface for over 75 feet
in length and 05 sacks of ore have been
taken out while doing this work. This
ore is now being brought down to Slocan
City for Shipment to tbe smelter as a
trial test. A grab sample taken from
each sock gave assay returns of 770
ounces in silver to the ton. The owners
intend to erect buildings on the property
this fall and do considerable development work upon it this winter.
The Hampton like most other properties that turn out well has a history and
althongh short it shows how near a man
can come to striking it and yet miss it
in this lam! of lakes and pines, the
Slocan. This property waa staked in
1884 by Popham, Webb and McFarlane,
three of our local experienced prospec-
tors They bonded the property for
$12,000 to outsiders who did considerable
work upon it and amongst other work
ran a tunnel which missed the vein
owing to a fault in tlie ledge and finally
tho parties holding the bond throw it np.
I hove o new typ-eWrlter,
Anddit is my de.-ight
To patter on it gailY
And write, and wrlell and write!
It aidss inK in inv laborrsO
When I(m in WorkiNG vein*
It makeS A UREal improvKment'g)
I writs So veRY pLain.
It oPeroteo ooewlFtlYf*
thot whEn you find you'r sTUck;;
and (.annoT flNd the lettler
JustOjab—ond-trnsT to Iuck6$(?
It's Eosy VEry eoSY	
To opeRote it then;;; ?$H?s J,0
Now where on earth's that colon?
t t t t t
Give me my ink and pen I
—Baltimore American.
What gave promise of being one of tbe
best days ot sport ever bad In the Slocan
was spoiled through the stupidity of one
or two irresponsible.? on Thursday.
A large crowd hud gathered in Slocan
under tbe auspices of the Orange orders
of the district to see the vaiious matches
in tbe Football Tournament for the
championship of Kootenny and a purse
of |200. Its appears that tl.e purse was
ths mors Important to some of the contestants.
Silverton and Nelaon were to play the
initial game In the series, and both teams
were lining np, when the captain of the
home eleven appeared nn tbe field and
delivered ao ultimatum to the (fleet that
unless McRse, s bona fide member of
Silverton's team, was replaced, the purso
would be pulled down. This captain,
Hamilton by name, ls an exceedingly
"mouthy" individual, one with whom
courtesy to an opponent ls an unknown
quality, and upon whose shoulders and
those of the King Billy of the day rests
the responsibility for the failure of the
tournament. In response to Hamilton's
desire to captain the Silverton team, tlie
boys in Bed-had-White returned to their
hotel, and only tlie absence of a boat
kept Silvertoniono in the town.
At two o'clock Sandon and Slocan began what proved to be a very alow ond
rugged gome, ending in a walkover for
Slocan to the tone of three goals to none.
The Slocan team haa been greatly aod
suddenly improved within tbe last few
days. The Sandon players show a lack
of practise, wbicb is not surprising, considering that they have no grounds. With
equal advantages the Mountaineers
could travel in the swiftest company.
At tbe conclusion of this game. Nelson
and Silverton, after agreeing not to play
for tbe parse with atrlogs on it, lined up
for an exhibition game. Then followed
one ol tbe best exhibitions of clean football ever pot up by interior teams. Both
teams bad a good combination and
played it, honors being even up to within
five minutes of time. Rough playing
waa seldom indulged in and the duties of
Referee Brandon were light. In the last
half, playing against a strong wind, Silverton's aggressiveness gradually wore
down tbe Nelson defence and the city
goalkeeper was kept busy. Near the end
ol the game McNickol secured the ball
and made a superb nut down the field.
Being closely checked by the beaks, be
attempted e shot, wtuch was otopped by
Nelson's goalkeeper. Before tbe letter
could get rid of the ball however, Mc-
Nichol bodied him over, both rolling
through tbe flags and leaving the hai'
lying just in front of the unprotected
goal. For one second it lay there, then
hurtled through the goal (rom one o/
Findlay'a ahot.
Then tbe crowd, which had begun to
fear a drawn game, broke out into cheers
and kept it up, In the few minutes remaining both teams played madly and
Silverton just tnioeed securing another
goal, but the whistle blew leaving the
score one to none.
A juvenile game, New Denver v Blocan
wos won by the former, two goals to one.
The visiting footballers were well re- j
ceived, es uensl, by the citisens of Slocan
and by the majority of tbe local players,
who were unanimous in expressing tbeir
disgust at tbe unmerited treatment dealt
ont to Silverton by a lew, end tbe consequent breakdown of the program.
During the day speeches were delivered by Orange orators, but few heard
them, the crowd being there to watch
football aad not to listen to a prosy re.
bash of ancient history.
Who killed Cock Robin?
It takes sledge hammer blows to move
hearts, but the slightest pin-prick makes
people jump if it touches their pockets.
Tbe voter who expects bis party to
live up to its professions ought first to go
and attend to tbat part of bis own/luty.
Womans dearest privilege-is not to
know her own mind, snd man's dearest
privilege is to think he knows other
people's minds. Thee., privihgeg are
"deafest" in moro son fsth'in on«.
Shipments of ore  fr.>m Silverton for
tbe year 1800. totaled 1603 Tons.
All other Lako points 1385     "
The shipment   ot  ore   from   Slocan
Lake points, up to and including  Uie
preeent week, from Jan. 1, 1900.
From Boenn Landing.                  Tons.
Boson 460
From New Denver
Hartney  20
Cepella  7
From Silverton Tons.
Emily Edith 20
Hewett 70
Vancouver    20
Wakefield, (concentrates)        420
Galena Mines       20
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise 720
From Slooan City
Arlington     300
Blsck Prince '.   60
Kilo 90
Nothing is worth worrying about;
everything is worth hustling for.
Some people go Ib for religion aa th-y
do life Ineurance, only tbey txiect to
collect the p ijicv themselves lo Uie former rn*'.
Go to R. G. Dnigle'o for freoh fruits
nnd confectionery. Netr Postoffice.*
Editor Wolket of Freemen's Labor
Journal, Spokane, wos in town yesterday.
Manager Dtiboise of the Arlington
mine woo a visitor in town on Wednesday.
M. R. W. Rothhorn and H. B, Alexander, two of the Townsite owneio,
speat Sunday In town.
Judge Spinks, wbo is heavily interested in Silverton mining property, waa
In town dnring the  week.
Slocan wants to have another tournament for that $200, but Silverton cannot
play on the date named, July 16.
B. Calbick and Jake Kirkpatrick, who
have been developing their claims ln tbe
Similikonieen, returned yesterday.
Mrs. Yates has opened » private
school here for the holidays and a large
class is receiving the benefit of her instruction.
Mr. and Mrs N. F. McNasght who
have been spending some time at tbe
f x>t ef the lake, returned to Silverton on
Jas. Kay, wbo has been working In the
mines around Silverton, left oa Wednesday for a visit to his home in Glasoow,
The Kaslo football team ia schedule I
to ploy here tbis month. They will
come to revenge the defeat tbey sustained on tbeir own grounds last month.
Richard Seay, of Cliarlotteville, Virginia, father of Mrs. J. M. M. Benedum, arrived in town on Tuesday and
will make Silverton hia home fer some
Dr. Gibbs of Victoria, late of Sloean,
has been expelled from tbe Victoria Helical Society, for refusing to give up Lodge
iproctlse. The Society corresponds with
the ordinary Union.
A niiraeronoly signed petition bas been
forwstded from Silverton to the Commissioner of Land and Works asking for
on appropriation of $2500 for a wagon
road to the Hewitt mino.
All   work  in tbe Jewelry Repairing
line, left at the Silverton Drugstore, will
be promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
tbe well-known Neleon jeweler.    All ro
pairs are qcaraxt.._jt. fib ono ykab. »
E. B. Fraser, nntil recently manager
of the Galeno Mines for the English Co.,
left on Saturday for South Africa, Via
London, where he will engage in mining.
Mr. Fraser has msde many friends here
who wish him success in bit new home.
The first service to be held in Uie new
R. C. Church will be held to-morrow by
the Rev. Father Cote. The formal dedication of the building as St. Patrick's
Church will not take place however until August 16, when the Bishop of the
Diocese will be here.
Through the courtesy of Frank Pedley
8npt. of Immigration, Ottawa, we have
received a copy of the descriptive aUas ef
Caaada, being used by tbs department of
tbe Interior aa immigration literature in
Great Britain. Beyond calling Silverton
■ 'Four Mile," we note nothing objectionable.
Miss Tillotson of St. Paul, Minn., 1e
sn slocutlonist who cannot recite. On
Saturday she spoiled several good selections in reading them, and the baby wbo
interrupted one of tbem by orying had
the sympathy of tbe audience. Tbe several excellent numbers given by local
musicians and thu very pretty club-
swinging done by the little Misses Law-
son alone saved last week's entertainment from being a tlxxle.
Tom Hlggins used to have it place up
al tbe head of Lisbon street, where the
tiger lasbed his tail. The sounds therein were the me.low rustle of Uie mrdf,
the voice of the dealer saying "How
many will you have, gentlemen'!" and
tbe forcible ejoi ulatinna ot tbe party who
failed to "fill."
One night all the tables were occupied
There waa o rap oo the door. Hlggins,
with tbe quiot indifference to things
tbat did not interest him, paid no attention to tbe rapping. But the man out-
aide was impatient.   He kept knocking.
At laat Hlggins want to tbo door and
without unlocking it, be cried :
"Wbo are you, and what do you want?
"I am So-and-so and I want to get in
ond ploy."
The mon was a notorious loser. Tom
looked around at the group in the room.
Then he turned to tbe door and said to
the man outside:
''Shove your money under tha do.v
and go away. That will aave you time
and n* iron Me."—Lewiston JournaV
■;l I
!? *
Their Attempts te Out the Railroad
Foiled bj Button.
I By Associated Preso.
London, July 9.—The following
dispatch from Lord Roberts has
been received at the war office:
"Pretoria, Sunday, July 8.—As
the enemy for some days has been
threatening our line of railway by
trying to get round our right flank,
I dispatched Hutton July 5, with
mounted infantry, to reinforce
Mahon, and with orders to drive
the Boers to the east of Broeken-
spruit. These orders were effectually carried out during Friday and
Saturday by Mahon, who was at-
. tacked by some three thousand
men with six guns and two maxims.
Our casualties were: wounded, two
officers including Captain Nelles,
of the Canadian mounted rifles,
slightly, and twenty six men.
••Steyn left Bethlehem on the
night of July 4 for Fouriesburg,
between Bethlehem and Ficksburg,
accompanied by Christian Dejvet
and other Free State commanders,
with troops reported numbering
"Hanbury-Tracy, commanding
at Rustenburg, reports that a party
of Boers under Limmer called on
him yesterday to surrender the
town and garrison. Hanbury-
Tracy replied that he held Rustenburg for Her Majesty's government
and intended to continue to occupy
it. The enemy then fired with
artillery and tried to take the
height commanding the town,
but did not succeed owing to
the good arrangements made by
Hanbury-Tracy and his officers.
Eventually they were driven off with
the assistance of Hildsworth and his
Hussars, who made a rapid march
of 48 miles from the neighborhood
of Zeerust, with the bushmen under
Colonel Atrlie, on hearing Rustenburg was likely to be threatened.
The enemy suffered heavily and five
men were captured. Our casualties
were two men killed and one officer
and three men wounded."
A coterie of probably well meaning but misguided people in New
York have organized what they call
the National Continental Union
League, with the object of promoting the political union of Canada
and the United States. The object
of the league is defined in these
"Resolved, That we invite the
Canadian people to cast in their lot
with their own continent, assuring
them that they shall have all the
continent can give them and that
we will respect their freedom of
action and welcome them, when
they desire it, into an equal and
honorable union.
"We reaffirm and reproclaim the
Monroe doctrine in all its fullness
and reassert the right of this republic to give force to the doctrine by
responding to the request of any
American state in the case of any
encroachment by any foreign power. We are not disposed to interfere by force with the existing possessions of any European power in
this hemisphere, but we demand
that those possessions shall not under any conditions be enlarged or
used to the disadvantage of government of, by and for the people.
"Resolved, That we confidently
anticipate the complete emancipation of this hemisphere in all of its
destinies from European domain,
dominion aid control, and its dedication tp the uplifting of humanity
to peaceful industry."
The league may be animated by
the kindest intentions, but its
members have not well read recent
history, or it would not have been
organized. The absorption of Canada by the United States -call it
annexation, political union or by
any other name you please—has
bean an impossibility ever s.jce
confederation and the construction
of the Canadian Pacific railway
made this country a nation politically and commercially. Confederation breathed the spirit of national
ity into the people of Canada and
the great national highway has
made it a practical reality. A gen
eration has grown up since confederation aud it is proud of being
Canadian—boasting not of Quebec,
Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, British Columbia. or any
other province but of Canada as
their country. There is no more
desire for annexation to the I'nited
States in Canada than there was in
the United States for re-unlon with
the mother country a generation
after the declaration of independence.
What would Canada have to gain
by such  a  union  in  exchange for
what she would lose?   She has as
complete liberty as Ihe people of the
United   States.    There  are   many
Americans in   Rossland   and   they
enjoy as great freedom as  in their
own country.    For all the essential
difference that exist in  the political   institutions,   these   American
residents can   hardly   realize   that
they have crossed a boundary line.
It  may be argued that Canada
would gain   commercially   by   the
enjoyment of free trade  with  the
vast territory extending southward
to the gulf of   Mexico.     But'she
now has the benefit of protection
from foreign armed aggression by
the imperial army and navy, and
has a very early prospect of free
trade  with  all parts of an  empire
infinitely   more   vast and of more
varied   resources than the  United
States.   The gain by political union
would not  nearly compensate for
'he great loss Canada would suffer.
This   it quite aside from the intense loyalty to their country which
inspires men of British birth.   Even
though they may, by force of circumstances, become citizens of another country,   they do so with reluctance and never lose their inborn
pride in the land of their birth. This
solidarity of the British people in all
countries has been  strengthened by
the South African war and would
alone suffice to prevent the success
of  any   movement   aiming at   the
renunciation  of allegiance   to   the
Amateurs of Old Country, Colonies and
States in Rivalry.
A Marshal Killed aad Two Mocn
shiners Fatally Wounded.
Montsterling, Ky., July 9.—At
Mariba, Menefee county, deputy
United States Marshal Howard
Wilson was killed and Tip Day and
Joseph Bush were fatally injured
Wilson, accompanied by William
Stamper, had gone in search of
Day, who was wanted in Virginia
on special charges, including alleged violation of internal revenue
laws. Not far from Mariba they
came up with Day and Bush, and
when the officers made known their
business, the shooting began.
Wilson shot Bush through the
body and Day shot Wilson through
the heart, killling him instantly.
Stamper shot Day through the
Plarara Threaten Three suamen
Liverpool, July 9.—An alarming
fire broke out today at the sheds ot
Elder, Dempster & Co., at the
Liverpool docks. Large quantities
of palm oil caught fire and blazed
fiercely. The flames spread to the
company's steamers Benguela,
Ronny and Orona, which, however,
were towed to places of safety and
the flames on board of them were
Evidently the voters in constituencies where ministers ran for reelection think the franchise has had
enough exercise this year.
The Tacoma street car horror
would probably not have happened
if the number of passengers carried
on a street car had been limited by
law, as in Europe.
The enforced suicide of Emperor
Hwang Si may have been brought
about by the reform movement
against the dowager empress' control.
Judging by the contradictory reports emanating from Shanghai,
that city needs relief—from a
swarm of liars.
By Asoocioted Press.
London, July 7.—At Stamford
Bridge, before a good sized crowd
and with fine weather prevailing,
the annual meeting of the Amateur
Athletic association commenced
this afternoon. About fifty American athletes stripped to compete
with British, Australian, Canadian
and Indian cracks. Many American spectators were present to
cheer their fellow countrymen in
the largest and most important
athletic meeting ever held in England.
The mile run was Won by Bennett; time, 4 minutes and 28 and
1-5 seconds. Alex. Grant, university of Pennsylvania, was third.
Edward E. Bushness, of Pennsylvania, was not placed. George W.
Orden, of Pennsylvania, did not
London, July 7,—At the Amateur
Athletic Association championship
games at Stamford Bridge today,
Walter B. Tewksbury, of Pennsylvania University, Arthur F. Duffy,
of Georgetown University, and
Charles Lindsay of Chicago University won their respective heats in
the 100 yards dash.
London, July 7.—In the international polo match at Hurl nigh am
today, England beat America by
8 to 2.
she availed herself of a fancy ball at
Covent Garden, to appear in a costume which tojpk the first prize for
originality,   and   which  illustrated
Canadian scenery and the C. P. R.
in a highly striking manner.    The
lady's hat was trimmed in a manner
to show the C. P. R.  trains in mo
tion; her cape set forth Lake Ontario, Lake Superior and the Rocky
Mountains,   while  the front of her
dress showed a train rushing at full
speeil through the wonderful ravines
in the far northwest.    In the lady's
hand was a banner which contained
the coats   of  arms of  the several
provinces constituting the Dominion.    The   tout   enseVnble, as   the
London press remarked at the time,
was   wonderfully striking and  impressive and gave at  a glance an
idea of a country of which Londoners, previous to the jubilee, knew
very little.    Mrs.   Egerton, as Mr.
Baker, theC. P. R.   agent in London, pointed out, did all this "off
her own bat,"  and  solely with the
patriotic  view of making  Canada
known.    The   lady is  coming out
again, probably this summer, when
she will  make an  extended tour of
the country.    Photogtaphs of Mrs.
Egerton in her unique costume are
at the general offices of the C. P. R.
Oxford-Cambridge Vrlchet Tlairl,
By Aosod'oted Press.
London, July 7.—In the annual
Oxford-Cambridge cricket match,
Cambridge was all out today for
392 runs in the first innings.
Time t* Pav Your Bog Tax
Sanitary Officer Long announces
the dog tax of $2 a year is due lor
the year beginning on July 1 and, a
new supply of license tags having
arrived, he is now prepared to issue
licenses. All dogs found at large
without tags will be impounded
and, if not redeemed within 48
hours, will be shot.
Lard lluto Taming In September
Mayor Goodeve yesterday received the following reply to his telegram inviting Lord Minto to visit
this city: "Ottawa, Ont, July 6.—
To Mayor Goodeve, Rossland: His
Excellency desires that you will express the sincere thanks of himself
and Lady Minto to the citizens of
Rossland for their kindly invitation.
Their excellencies hope, according
to present arrangements, to be in
that neighborhood about the first
week in September, but it is impossible to now fix the date.
"Major R. Drummond,
"Governor-General's Secretary."
pi'hion op thhkk partibn.
Conference Committee of Bryan'* supporter* Plans iho Campaign,
Kansas City, Mo., July 8.—The
conference committees from the
Silver Republicans, the Democrats
and Populists, in session last night,
finally came to an amicable agreement on a plan of campaign, whereby political work shall run on lines
entirely harmonious to the declarations of the Democratic convention.
Their idea will be worked out in
every district.
An advisory committee of three
members from each of the three
parties was appointed, and this
committee, wherever possible, will
work to effect the fusion of the state
and congressional tickets.
A Novel Idea.
Montreal Witness, May 30,190a
Mrs. Egerton, an English lady,
who did nursing work in Dawson
City, carried out an original idea in
London; which greatly gratified the
C. P. R. people. Mrs. Egerton
had been struck by the scenery
along the line of the C. P. li., as
well as with the service which the
company rendered across the continent, and she determined to
let the folk in England know something about both.   For this purpose
Does anybody recall what became
of that old gentleman named Kruger, of whom there was some talk
a month or so ago?
What kind of a Dominion day
celebration will they have in the
year 2000?—Montreal Herald. Now
what is the use of asking a question
like that? It cannot be answered
till July i,20oo,and you will be dead
and gone to glory, or elsewhere,
long before that, so you cannot hear
the answer.
Up to June 16 about 8000 persons
had arrived at Nome this year, but
of them the Nome News says: "It
looks as if there were more traders
than miners coming to Nome.
This is essentially a mining country
and if trade is to flourish the mines
must be developed."
German Tributes to Roberts.   Only
Tried Army on Earth
The occupation of Pretoria
strategically ended the war, and
Hoenig, the German military historian, deplares:—"This military
performance of England is the
greatest in her history." The success of Lord Roberts in taking
with him all the heavy guns necessary for a siege of Pretoria is the
subject of Hoenig's admiring comment: "How much heavy artillery
Roberts had with him," he says.
"he passed over in silence, but he
has heavy guns with the Eleventh
division. When one knows what
difficulties the conveyance of this
material caused in the countries of
Central Europe,we see that Roberts
must have united great caution
with excellent preparations during
his rest in Bloemfontein, for the
heavy artillery arrived before Johannesburg at the same time as the
above-named division. Had the
Boers offered resistance he would
hove been able immediately to begin to bombard them."
Britain will come out of the South
African war with the only tried and
tested army on earth. Lord Roberts is a statesman as well as a soldier, and it is not his policy to scatter the Boers with a rush when delay and discouragement is scattering
them without-bloodshed. It cannot
be long now until the burghers in the
Free State are crowded into subjection, and the Boers isolated in
the hills between Pretoria and the
Portuguese frontier will soon weary
of the hopeless fight, and the blessings of peace will be restored to the
Transvaal—Toronto Telegram.
Jnmped fram the Perrj boat
By Aaaociated Frets.
New York, July 7.—A man supposed to be John R. Band of Toronto, Canada, jumped from the
Pennsylvania road ferryboat Philadelphia in midstream nt 12:45 tliix
morning and was drowned.
inese Army Arrive  at Pekin to
Drive Out the Boxers.
By Associated PrefW.
London, July 9.—Admiral Bruce
sent a telegram to the admiralty department from Taku, underrate of
July;, to the effect that there an*
grounds for hoping that Prince
Ching, with his army, is nt Pekin
protecting the legations against
Prince Tuan's army and the Boxers.
Two Legation* lloltlliix Out
Washington, July 9.—The following telegram was received last night
by Minister W11 from Sheng, director of the imperial telegraphs at
Shanghai, dated yesterday:
"July 3.—Two legations in Pekin
still preserved. All ministers safe.
Rebellious troops and rioters make
attacks, but suffer many losses.
Imperial troops are protecting, but
meet with difficulty in doing so. It
i.s feared that food and ammunition
are exhausted."
I'riiK•<• (liin; Mils Kiiropean*.
Brusselsjuly 9.—A Shanghai dispatch of today's date received here
says a Chinese newspapeneports that
Prince Ching's troops have arrived
at Pekin to revictual the Europeans
and defend them against the rebels.
l.( 1 inaii Squadron Mall*.
Kiel, July 9.—The German east
Asiatic squadron sailed this morning
foi China. Emperor William and
Prince Henry of Prussia witnessed
the departure of the warships.
Japan Will Send au Arm)
Yokohama, July 9.—The government has definitely decided to dispatch 23,000 mfii and 5,000 horses
to China. The newspapers, in endorsing this action, point out that,
should the foreigners at Pekin perish, Japan could not be absolved
from blame.
London lit More Hopeful
London, July 9. — The more hopeful feeling engendered by Saturday's
news from Pekin was further
strengthened this morning by Rear-
Admiral Bruce's endorsement of
the previous rumors that Prince
Ching, who is said to be leading a
counter revolution at Pekin, is
fighting in behalf of the legations
against the usurper, Prince Tuan.
If the powers can find allies in
China itself, it will materially facilitate the task of restoring order.
< 111 near Hem «  t Ita < li ou Tien T»lu
The latest news from Tien Tsin-is
contained in a news agency message
dated Friday, July 6, reporting a
renewed Chinese attack that morning with twelve guns. The allied
force replied with the guns landed
from the British first-class cruiser
Terrible, and a mixed force of 1000
men made a sortie under cover of
the foreign naval brigade and
attacked the Chinese, who retired
after seven hours' fighting.
Ho a. rr* Full of Fight
Earlier dispatches record severe
fighting, notably July 2 and 3, when
the Chinese developed unexpected
strength and did considerable damage with artillery At the bridge
near the French settlement (here
was hard fighting at close quarters,
the Russians with ,1 gatling gun
eventually compelling thc Chinese
to retire, though the Russians suf.
fered heavily. The operations, how-
ever, were in no way decisive, later
messages showing the Chinese were
still full of fight.
Two More illlulnm.  .Looted
Berlin, July 9—The German
consul at Che Foo cables under today's date that the American mission at Tung Lu and the Catholic
mission at Ching Chu Fu have been
looted.' He adds that the Boxers
continue their endeavors to incite
the population of Che Foo to revolt.
Li Hing Hong, the former governor of Shan Tung, with 8,000
men has gone northward from
Nankin, the governor of which
place requested him to withdraw.
Dork Laborer* ou Htrlke
Rotterdam, July   7.-The   dock
laborer's strike is assuming threat-
ening proportions. The car men
have not joined in the strike ar.d
police and marines are guarding tha
streets in order to check disturb,
ances. The strikers have picketed
all the approaches to the town.soas
to prevent non-unionistsfrom enter,
ing. The laborers of Rotterdam
will hold a mass meeting tomorrow
to discuss the best means of aiding
the strikers.
Streak lu  Chicago** Hot Wave
By Associated Preos.
Chicago, July 7.—A heavy rain,
storm last night wast the first decid.
ed break in the hot wave. It was
declared by the weather bureau of.
ficial however, to be only temporary
relief, as hot weather is predicted
again for today. The deaths yes.
tcrday due to the heat were 12
while prostration*" numbered 20.
Several of the latter are in a serious
condition and  recovery is doubtful,
Hll'1.1.  JIKKT MAY  KI'/y.LK
.tbiK'iii'i'  or lt«'»l   ftholo  aad   ObaurO
Kulea .lliwt Maley Altrudam*
London, July 9.— The prospects
for the annual meeting of the National Rifle association at Bisley, which
opened this morning with line
weather,are not ot the brightest.The
absence in South Africa of many of
the keenest shots, together with the
vexatious rules forced on the competitors by the council of the National Rifle association, have coir{
bined to cause a diminution in the
number of entries amounting to
nearly 30 per cent. Canada is the
only British dependency any way
well represented.
Steamer  Tartar « bartered  aa Traui-
ixirl    * ri Hi 11 .a tialtsx to t'hliia.
Special to the Kkcord.
Victoria, July 7.—H. M.S.Arethusa
has been ordered to leave for China
on Wednesday. The Tartar has
been chartered to carry troops.
German's   Ruler Sends Thinks to
President McKinley.
Canton, Ohio, July 7.—The following cablegram has been received
by President McKinley:
"Rendesburg, July 7.—To the
President of the United States,
William McKinley. For your excellency's warm words pf condolence on the murder of my representative in Pekin, I express my most
sincere thanks. I recognise therein
the common impulse of interests
which hind the civilized nations
"Wiu.iam, Emperor."
• I<- Jumped Irom a Slaawer
Halifax, N. S., July 7.—l>r.
Gerald Freeman, surgeon 011 the
Allan liner Carthngenian, inward
bound, comrtiitted suicide by jumping overboard as the steamer was
entering the harbor nt < midnight-
Freeman came from one of the best
families in Dublin,  Ireland.
Dp «-<>i» lhe Price or Broad
Ottawa, July 7.—The   bakers of
this city have decided   to   raise the
price of  bread   on account of l"e
rise in the price of flour and sugar.
 1 ._. 1 ,
Citizens pf the eastern provinces
petition against Chinese restriction.
A little personal experience of the
Chinese as neighbors might change
their opinions.
Sliced missionary is rtll|Jt!u' ra£e
at social sessions ot the Boxer
If Bishop McEvoy insists on the
demand   for   separate schools for
the Catholics of Ontario,Sir Wilfrid
Laurier will have   some   difficulty
insteering to avoid trouble.
A hopeful sign in . the Chinese
trouble is the hostility of the vice-
toys inj the southern provinces to
the anti-foreign government which
has precipitated the massacre a*
Pekin. u
M.issacre of Gbatholic   Converts as
Well as the Whites.
London, July 6.—In response to
an inquiry cabled to Shanghai in
regard to the .situation at Pekin,
the following cablegram has been
received from an authoritative quarter:
"Shanghai,    Thursday,   July 5:
"Prepare to hear the worst."
Butchery By. Wholeaale
London, July 6.—There is amass
of wild rumor from the far east.
Though so contradictor^ on most
points, it continuesjunanimous as to
the consummation of the tragedy at
To consistent reports of the massacre of the whites are now added
the additional horrors that the savage soldiery butchered at the capital 5000 native Roman Catholic converts. • This comes in a Shanghai
dispatch of July 5, which only adds
to the reports given by respectable
Chinese who have arrived from
Chian Fu, and who describe Pekin
as an inferno, as the streets literally
run with blood.
They confirm numerous stories of
execution and untold tortures of the
isolated foreigners and European
soldiers captured by the mob. The
authority of Yung Lu, the Chinese
imperial treasurer, who advocated
moderation, was completely effaced
by Prince Tuan Tung Fuh Siang,
I who issued fresh edicts ordering the
\ merciless extermination of all foreigners in the empire.
Hellel ofPekluHopeleae.
('. w 1 mlited 1400 by the Associated Press.
Tien Tsin, June 29 via Chefoo,
July ;, and Shanghai, July 5.—The
best informed in Tien Tsin consider the position of the foreigners
in Pekin as almost hopeless. It is
hopeless to attempt to lorce the
way with the force available. Commanders are willing to resort io
desperate means, but to attempt a
forced march from Tien Tsin with
the forces at hand means certain
destruction to the army, besides
slaughter to the civilians left at
Tien Tsin. Enough soldiers are
necessary to defeat the Chinese
army, maintain communications
with the base of supplies and guard
the hospitals en route. The water
supply is an important problem in
a country furnishing none except
river wells, which are being poisoned.
Awful % trot emet on Wounded.
The Chinese are committing
atrocities upon the wounded. They
are mutilating all the dead which
fall into their hands. General Tung
Fug Siang, with ten thousand of
the best disciplined troops in the
Chinese army, Mohammedans, are
marching from the south west towards Pekin. The army there-
bouts numbers fifty thousand.
The empress fled to her summer
palace. The Mohammedans and
Boxers are fighting in Pekin. Ten
regiments of General Nieh's command north of Tien Tsin are report-
ted to have deserted and gone to
pillaging ibe country.
Residents declare that the Chinese commune was inauguarted by
peaceable Chinese, who have been
the greatest su fferers from the foreign soldiers, who are burning the
outskirts of Tien Tsin to deprive
the enemy of shelter. The Boxers
are destroying outlying villages for
loot. The smoke of a hundred
fires can be seen in every direction,
Uutet Again at Tion Tain.
Tien Tsin was not bombarded today for the first time in a fortnight.
Families are returning to their
homes within the concessions.
Women and children will be sent to
Taku, as soon as the travel is safe.
No unfriendly Chinamen are visible
m the streets. A few of the richest,
with their families, are huddled,
badly frightened, in the outhouses
for protection. Others, concealed
in various houses, shoot at the Europeans on the street.
atop* Baling tha Bond.
The Chinese about Tien Tsin
number thousand's.     Most of thore
who have been killed lie „„_>,
<n the fields. The river to Tal*u is
full of floating bodies and many-
have been washed up.by the tide.
Dogs are feeding on these bodies
along the banks.
Haw Tlcn Tain Wu Saved.
The small  American contingents
everywhere    distinguished    themselves.   Captain McCalla and Major
Waller are most popular   at   Tien
Tsin.    Their men are placed In the
lead of every movement.    By common consent, the British  are close
behind them.     The   foreigners   in
Tien Tsin  declare,   however,   that
they owe their lives to the Russians,
without whom the other small detachments must have   been   overwhelmed on that  darkest  Wednesday, when the Chinese were pressing on every side and the bravest
men were abandoning hope.     The
Russian commander,   Colonel  Wo-
sack, arranged the main body  with
the civilians to make a sortie in the
direction   of Taku.      He   left 400
Russians to defend the city  and engage the attention of the  Chinese,
the intention being lor them  to  ultimately sacrifice themselves.     The
arrival ot the Americans saved the
day.    Their arrival proved a complete surprise.
Great Chlnaee Freparatloua
Among the evidences of immense
Chinese military preparations for
war may be mentioned that arsenals
and stores hitherto unknown have
been discovered with $10,000,000
worth of arms and ammunition of
the most modern type. These arms
and ammunition have been destroyed in three arsenals outside of Tien
Several- thousand troops under
General Nieh are holding the native
city five miles north of Tien Tsin. It
is rumored that 40,000 troops will
attack the place at noon today. The
troops under arms failed to materialize. Admiral Seymour was
wounded slightly recently by a spent
bullet, * which struck him in the
shoulder while in, the house with
Commander McCalla and Commander Taussig.
The Hero orTleiiTxlu
The hero of Tien Tsin is James
Watts, a young Englishman, perhaps the best rider in China, who
with three Cossacks ran the gauntlet to Taku with messages for reinforcements, charging through villages under fire repeatedly.. Several foreign commanders have recommended the quartette to be decorated.
Word From Chefoo
New York, July 6.—Dr. Hasley,
of tbe board ol foreign missions of
the Presbyterian church, has received word from Chefoo. The
cable reads:
"Chefoo. — Hodges, Sincoxes,
Taylor at Pao Ting Fu. Lowrie at
Tien Tsin. Millers Corea. None
left Pekin. Shantung missionaries
safe.    Elterich."
"This means," said Dr. Halsey,
"that Dr. Cortlandt Van Rensslaer,
Hodges and his wife, Dr. G. Yard-
ley Taylor and Rev. S. E. Silcoxes
and wife are at Pao Ting. Fu, and
have not made their "escape. The
Rev. J. Lowrie has escaped from
Pao Ting Fu and is now at Tien
Tsin and the Rev. J. A. Miller «tnd
Mrs. Miller have escaped and gone
to Corea."
The next statement is important
as it indicates that all the missionaries are still ih Pekin. The final
part of the message is still more important as it shows that all the missionaries, some 60 in number, in
the Shantung district nre safe.
Howell Falls Out of His Boat and is
Nearly Drowned.
Henley, July 6.—Showers ushered in the final day of the great English rowing meeting. The attend,
ance was far below the average.
The rumors which were abroad
early as to the indisposed condition
of the amateur champion, B. H.
Howell, the American, were unfortunately confirmed by the result of
the final heat for the Diamond
Sculls, in which he was defeated by
E. C. Hemmerde, of Oxford, by
three-quarters of a length after a
spirited contest, which so exhausted
the American sculler that he fell odt
of his boat, and would have been
drowned but for prompt assistance
from the umpire's boat. The time
was 8 minutes 42 seconds.
In the final heat for the grand
challenge cup, Leander beat Trinity
college, Cambridge, after a magnificent struggle. Trinity led most of
the way, when advantages of the
station enabled Leander to win by
a half length. Time, 7 minutes 6
In the Thames challenge cup final heat, Trinity college beat Dublin
university. It was a great race,
but bad steering, due partly to the
wind, lost the Irishmen the event,
which was won by one-third of a
length. Time, 7 minutes 24 seconds.
or B. €. to Become Oue with
Bank of Commerce.
Secretary Hoot Will Aak Cougrcaa for
■■t Lcnat 7.1,000 Hen.
by Aneoeiated  Preaa.
New York, 'july 6.—A special
from Washington says:
"Secretary Root is preparing a
bill for the reorganization of the
regular army even more radical In
its nature than the one submitted in
the'last session. An official in close
touch with the secretary says it is
the intention of the dtpartment to
ask congress for a standing army of
not less than 75,000 men. An army
of this size, it is estimated, will be
needed to successfully cope with the
situation in the Philippines."
Montreal, July 6.—Local officials
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce
here confirm the report that the
Bank of British Columbia will be
amalgamated with the former institution, the same to be ratified at a
meeting of shareholders of the Bank
of Commerce on August 20.
The amalgamation is considered
here as the most important transaction for several years. It will make
the total capital of the Bank of
Commerce $8,000,000, coming
within two-thirds of the capital of
the Bank of Montreal.
Canadian manufacturer* Waul Direct
strainer and TarllTPreference,
Toronto, July 5.—At a meeting
of the special committee of the Canadian Manufacturers' association
yesterday to consider the promotion of trade with South Africa, it
was decided to ask the Dominion
government to establish a direct
line of steamers to Capetown, and
to urge *he British government, in
connection with the reconstruction
of the tariffs of the new South
African colonies after the war, to
establish the principle of intercolonial tariff preference.
Tbej   Acquitted Theniaelvee  Well In
Fight, Beating Boera.
Toronto, July 5.— The Globe correspondent says:
"The Times correspondent at
Greylingstadt refers to the work of
Strathcona's Horse in their first engagement. He says the Canadians
were engaged for the first time and
acquitted themselves creditably,
though new to the kind of fighting.
They killed four Boers and beat off
the attack. Another correspondent
says the Boers were well concealed
during the attack and that Strathcona's Horse lost one killed and
Captain Cooper missing."
The majority report of the parliamentary committee which inquired
into the purchase of emergency rations for the second contingent is
about as transparent a coat of whitewash as was ever laid upon a piece
of jobbery. One has but to read
the majority and minority reports
to see this, t'he majority skims
over the subject, while the minority
goes into it thoroughly.
The majority tries to make it ap-
I pear that   the  charges originated
Greenwood is agitated by a demand for the suppression of gambling. A correspondent of the Times
asked why the "sky pilots" did not
tackle the subject, but "the parson"
replies declining to fight a skunk.
Russell A. Alger jr. lost his right
arm through the explosion ol a
Fourth of July firecracker. His
father lost his job in the United
States cabinet through his attempt
to manage the war with Spain
without making enemies.
The poll boxes for two polling
places in Cassiar did not reach their
destination in time for the election
and therefore a new election is likely
to be ordered. You cannot rush
things, in Cassiar; it's a large country.
*'"   »'■     III     I I — '     **
The revenue collected by the fisheries department in the fiscal year
1899 was: From British Columbia, $45,801.75; from the balance
of Canada, $39,701.10. The expenditures were: In British Columbia, $12,195.61; in the maritime
provinces, $155,493.73- A redis-
tribution of the Dominion revenue
from fisheries would be in order.
with disappointed manufacturers of
emergency rations. Whatever
blame the majority is compelled to
admit as attaching to the department of militia is shuffled off to the
subordinates, although it is an accepted principle that a superior is
responsible for the acts of his subordinates. Another scapegoat is
the collector of customs at Montreal His conduct in allowing the
St* ond shipment of the stuff out of
which Dr. Devlin made his vitallin
is declared "wholly indefensible."
The main issue is not whether
Hatch's protose or Devli.i's vitallin
was the better food, nor whether
the latter was identical with the
stuff tested at Kingston. The
question is whether Devlin's food
was so concentrated as to fill the requirements of an emergency ration
Thomas McFarlane, chief analyst of
the inland revenue department,found
the sample furnished with Devlin's
tender to contain only 16% of protein, or nutritive substance, while
that taken from the packages
shipped from Halifax to South Africa container! 16.88%. In his report
Mr. McFarlane says:
"Since the average percentage of
proteids in wheat is 12, it does not
appear that this proteid powder is
a very concentrated food, or is entitled to its name, or has a food
value equivalent to $2 per pound."
Four ounces of Devlin's stuff was
said to constitute a day's ration.
Yet Dr. Ruttan, professor of chemistry at McGill university, testified
that "soldiers doing fairly active
work would require between a pound
and a half and a pound and three-
quarters, in order to get sufficient
proteids"; for the soldiers woul j requite four and one-half ounces of
pure proteids daily. In other words,
Dr. Devlin's so-called concentrated
food only contained one-sixth of the
nutriment necessary for a soldier on
active duty. This stuff was furnished
the soldiers as a last resort to sustain lite when cut off from other
In the face of this fact, which is
the central fact in the whole case,
the majority report treats the matter as a quarrel between two rival
manufacturers of concentrated food
and it busies itself with proving
that Devlin's food, which was
bought, was as good as Hatch's,
which had been tested last fall but
was not bought. Having proved
that due care was taken by Minister Borden's subordinates to prove
this, the committee has only proved
that neither Hatch's nor Devlin's
food was worthy to be called concentrated, since common wheat
contains three-fourths as much nutritive substance as either.
The minority report shows that,
after having received tenders ot
emergency rations from two other
parties last fall, the militia department hurriedly gave a contract to
Devlin, whose product had never
been tested, ignored all others,made
no tests, invited no tenders, and
paid Devlin a price which yielded
him nearly 300% profit.
Parliament may whitewash a job
like this, but Ihe voters are apt to
scrape off the whitewash.
W. T. R. Preston, the Dominion
immigration agent, thinks the Boers
would like to come to Canada. It i.s
no more probable that they would
like to come to this country than
that this country would find them
desirable citizens. They have made
a large number of long-range friends
on this continent by Iheir fighting
powers and some of these have offered them homes in Colorado and
some of the northwestern states under the mistaken impression that
they are hard-working farmers, who
are simply fighting for the right to
till the soil undisturbed by a swarm
of British mining speculators.
The Boers are not farmers, any
more  than  the   southern    planters
who were  ruined  by the American
civil war.    They are  cattlemen and
sheepmen. They do not  work with
their hands, for the idea of manual
labor is as abhorrent to them as  it
was to the southern planters.   They
went   into   the  Transvaal   to   get
away from British anti-slavery laws.
When they needed   men they made
raids among the neighboring native
tribes, gathered in a crowd of young
Kaffirs and  enslaved them. Under
pressure  of British  influence, they
have adopted various disguises  (or
slavery,   but it  is slavery just  the
same, enforced with the  sjambock,
as it was in the South with the raw-
bide whip in the  old days.    These
slaves   do  the  work and the  Boer
rides around and bosses them, varying this  occupation   with  frequent
hunting expeditions,  by which he
has acquired his great skill with the
rifle.    He   does   not  cultivate  the
ground himself and his  slaves  only
do so to a ^sufficient extent to raise
food for the Boer family and  themselves.    The  principal    occupation
of the slaves is to care for the cattle
and sheep and the  master's  house.
The Boers would  be horrified at
the  idea  of coming to the Northwest  provinces, plowing    up  land
and  so win;'   it  with grain and  enduring the rigorous winters of Manitoba.    Nor would they enjoy clearing a farm in the dense forests west
of the Cascades.    They would   be
like fish out of water.
But the Boers will not emigrate
from South Africa. They will not
lose their great stock-ranges. They
will lose nothing except their exclusive Dutch government, their religious intolerance, their tyrannical
power over the natives and the band
of grafters whom Kiuger brought
over from Holland. In a few years
they will find out t'lat they are much
better off without all these things
and they will settle down to enjoy
true liberty under  the  British flag.
If Tommy Atkins were given the
chance of going to China by the
broiling Red Sea route or by the
cool and breezy Canadian route,
there is no doubt about his decision.
John Houston M.P.P.'s Tribune
criticizes Premier Dunsmuir for
neglecting Kootenay and Yale in
the selection of his ministers and
suggests that the seven members
from these districts vote as a unit
to enforce recognition. The Nelson
Miner says Houston's kick is inspired by disappointment that he
was overlooked
Jim Hill has bought a big steam
yacht. In years gone by he was
more familiar with sternwheel
steamers. But he is not the only
steamboatman who has turned railroadman.    Is he, Captain Troup?
Trusts will be the main issue in
the United States this year and each
party is busy finding out what
trusts the lenders of the other hold
stock in. Of th»» delegates-at-large
from Missouri to the Democratic
national convention, the St. Louis
Mirror says: "Col. W. H. Phelps
is an open and notorious lobyist.
Col. Phelps says ex-Gov. Stone is a
lobyist too. They both suck eggs,
but Stone hides the shells."
Mr. Tarte's speeches in Fiance
have disgusted even his warmest
apologists among the Liberal papers. He is trying to be a loyal
British subject and a loyal Frenchman at the same time.
If any white man escapes thc
doomed legations in Pekin, he will
have a tale of heroism and horror
to tell which will excel the story of
The  nomination   of Mr.   Bryan
as   the   Democratic candidate  for
president of the Uni'ed States was
a foregone conclusion; so also  was
the adoption of such a platform  as
that on   which he will   make his
canvass;-  but   the choioe of Adlai
Stevenson as his running mate is
the   one   unexpected   event at the
convention..    Mr.   Stevenson was
elected vice-presideat on the Democratic ticket with Mr. Cleveland in
1892   and   his personal   popularity
aided in  carrying Illinois, but he is
a mediocrity who has won favor by
his affable manners and   his   fondness for playing to the galleries. He
was   known to be   out of harmony
with his chief on the silver question
and his renomi nation is tat amount to
giving notice to the gold Democrats
that, if they wish to come back into
the ranks, they must swallow holus
bolus the principles for which they
left the party in 1896.
The action of ex-Senator Hill
confirms this view. Having failed
in his efforts to make the way easy
for the return of the gold Democrats by avoiding a specific reiteration of tbe free silver theory, he refused to allow his name to be even
proposed for vice-president. Too
strong a party man to bolt, he yet
would not run on a platform with
the main plank of which he was notoriously out of harmony, especially
when he believed that plank foredoomed his party to defeat. Hill is
a good political weathercock.
The Democratic platform is such
as might have been expected from
a convention dominated by Mr.
Bryan and offering no quarter to
the opponents of his pet theory. It
repeats the heresies of 1896, though
they have been disproved by the
events - of four years, its declarations against trusts have as little of
the ring of sincerity as those ol the
Republican platform, when we recall that many of the delegates are
directly*interested in the thing denounced. It appeals to the prejudices of the Angluphobes by conjuring up the bugaboo of an Anglo-
American alliance and by gushing
sympathy with "the heroic burghers
in their unequal struggle to maintain
their liberty and independence." It
embodies a miserable backdown
from the attacks made on President
McKinley for suppressing the Tag-
alo rebellion in the Philippine islands, for the establishment of a
stable government is advocated as a
preliminary to independence.
However much Americans may
differ as to the degree to wuich
President McKinley's administration
has contributed towards the prosperity his country now enjoys, ihey
cannot but agree to the fact that it
has been prosperous.. In view of
this coincidence, the majority of
them would be disposed to give
him the benefit of the doubt, concede that he had brought prosperity
and give him an opportunity'to continue it. This disposition is likely
to be increased by many of the
planks in his rival's platform.
Should the Oregon prove a total
loss, it will be felt almost as keenly
by the American people as ;_, reverse
in the Spanish war would have
The most careful assay of Hon. J.
Israel Turte's career in France will
fail to disclose a trace of golden silence.—Toronto Telegram.
The dull and the Bear are in the
China shop together, but up to date
they do not appear to have done a
great deal of damage.—Toronto
A great deal of promising laundry talent is going astray in China.
—Baltimore American.
The Filipi 10 junta at Hong Kong
has proposed terms of peace to the
United States. The junta appears
to have forgotten that the victors
usually dictate the terms  of peace.
It is necessary to inform Secretary of Stale Scott, as Dr. T. R.
Mclnnes has been informed, that
the people of British Columbia
huve not applied for his appointment
as their political guardian. This
province has enough citizens of full
age and sound mind to manage it
without meddling from Ottawa or
from government house at Victoria,
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We understand that the Silver-
Lead Mines Association has not yet
learned that the Eight-Hoar question
hss been settled. We will give a
year's subscription to The Silvertonian to anyone who will suggest a
scheme by which tbey can be informed
of the fact without having their
feelings hurt.
G. B. Knowl   s
Conveniently Situated near
Railway Station and Wharf.
Dining Room under the charge ol
Miss Ida Carlisle.      .
Tables supplied with HI the delicacies
of the
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Will have a
postcard from
as soon as Fruit reaches Its
lowest figures.
Don't   preserve   any nntll
Silverion, B.C.
awmewn worn tnr ykar i»o©
wilt k« nhmmM Jims:
tejh. The "Imperial Limited" takaa yoa .rron. th«
Continent la tour .Uy« with
nut    chant*-. II   It ■ Mild
VMtlbaM train, lMiMrlnuily
aqulpiMid tor tht, eomtort aad
paaraalMM* ar r*****t*r*.
A(h yoor rr.rnrt. „ho have
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Tray. Pass. Agent, Nelson
S. 3, COYLE.
A. Q. F, Agent, Vancouver
Onr Provincial Legislature will now
<oon be in session and the estimates
for the year will be passed at once.
Amongst them we hope to see liberal
appropriations made for tbe building
of roads and trails, so badly needed in
tbis section of our Province.' Without
doubt every person in the province
realizes that the country aa a whole ia
badly in need of roads and that to
build all the roads asked for by the
people would bankrupt a much richer
provinoe than British Columbia.
Such being the case and the appropriations beipg necessarily much less
than would build all tbe roads
demanded, it behoves the members of
our legislature to see that any appropriations expended in their various
constituencies aro# expended 'where
they will be of benefit to the community aia whole and not wasted by
building carriage drives for tbe few or
roada to individual mines with the
publics money. Let the public trunk
toads be built where they will do the
moat good. The owners of prospects
can then make connection with them
if they wish.
In the Silverton district a trunk
road to Red Mountain is the most
necessary piece ofj government work
asked for. It will open up a bigger
scope of country and directly benefit
more people than any other new piece
of rjod asked for from this section.
Tne continuing of the Oalena Mines
road to the Rockland mine will open
up the Eight Mile country, Silver
Band Bum and the whole of Sed
Mountain and furnish menus of
transportation to a very large number
of promising properties. This road
would not exoeed four miles in
length; is necessary, and in jostico to
our people the government should
build it at onoe.
Thursday, the 12th. of July, the
anniversary of the battle of the Boy net
fought some two hundred years ago in
Ireland, in which the Irish were
defeated by the Dutch regulars led by
that veteran Dutch general William
Duke of Orange, was celebrated in
Slocan City. At tbe battle of tbe
Boyne the Irish wore a white badge
and the Dutch wore the green
to distinguish each other; the Irish
were loyalists and were fighting for the
legitimate and crowned king of Oreat
Britain and Ireland,' while the Dutch
were there as leaden to assist the
English rebels. Tke battle wat well
oontestrd and hard fought on both
aides and was only terminated by the
flight of tbe English king whieh left
the Irish with nothing to fight for.
Why this day should be celebrated
in the Slocan ia a myitery. Is it
because tbe Irish were loyal for once.
or was it because the English king was
a coward and ran away or is it just
because the Dutch licked tbe Irish?
Is it not about time to drop this
anniversary and let the past bury the
past and not parade the streets with
tin swords and feathers in the hats as
au insult to tbe brave men wbo are
now laying down their lives on tbe
blood soaked velts of Africa for Queen
aid country?
There has been considerable talk
let' ly of a wagon mad being built to
tbe Mii ion, Hartney and California
minea on Silver mountain and different
routes bave been suggested for this
road. Now if tbe owners of these
properties wish a road that they can
use and keep open tke year roundi
not a New Denver-Three Forks road,
the only possible route that they can
follow ia to build down tbe side of
Silver mountain, around the base of
Alpha mountain and strike the Alpha
wagon road above this place, Any
-urvuvor going over tbe various routes
will see at a glanoe tbat this is the
ooly feasible and natural route for a
road to these properties, This is the
natural route and it* is hard to overcome nature when she stands ready at
any moment to throw snows'! leg, mudslides or rock-ilides in the way ot the
from sham and fraud, "OT
Hearing the songs ol wild birds, living
close uptoGodl i ■■•va hW
Owhat a sense of freedom, O what
release from pain,
0 what a heavenly calmness sootning
the care-worn brain, •
Out where the trout are leaping, out
where the wild deer play,
Up in the grand old mountains dreaming the hoars away.
Lie in  the hreest of Nature, held in
ber mighty arms.
Drinking    her   wonderous   neauties,
revelling in her charms,
Feeling the monntain breeses, Mt as a
feathery kis« ,
Fresh from the lips of Nature, thrilling
the soul with bliss!
Flowers of tender besuty gaaing witli
timid eyes .' ij
Into the pine tree's shadow, where the
intruder lies—
Never is heaven nearer than beta on a
sun lit day,
Silveiton       •     •
r   Wilson **
A- K. TKKTEK, ftlft
The Japs are going to wipe out tbe
Chinese; that is right, let dog eat dog,
and if it be a Kilkenny cat affair, so
much the better for Canada.
The Chinese Bill raising the bead
tax to $100 has passed tbe Senate.
So far so good.
Owing to the failure of tbe mackerel
crop in Nova 8ootia it is feared tbat
unless oar red fish ran is above tbe
average people ih the Slocan will be
reduced to eating beef this winter.
Freed from tbe daily   struggle,   freed
from tbe cares of earth,
Far from tbe noise rent city, teeming
with pain and mirth,
Freed from the bonds of labo.*, hidden
Up in the grand old mountains dreaming the hours away,
Dashes tbe    crystal    brooklet    down
through its narrow bed,
Eager to meet in  battle ihe boulder
giants ahead,
Fearlessly smites the monsters, pounds
at their breaats all bare,
Flinging its misty banners high in tbe
balmy air I
Down through tlie gorge  it   danocs,
babbling a gay refrain
fill hid in the breast of the river that
flows through the spreading plain,
Leaving behind the laggard, nor cares
if he choose to stay
Hid in the  breast   of the mountains
dreaming the hours away.'
Tbis is  the dream oi leisure, tbis is
the cream of rest.
Far from all care aod trouble, bid in
old Nature's breast,
Coaxing the red health-roses back to
the toil-paled face,
Feeding    the   brain   prostrated    and
wrecked in the wealth road race,.
Tbis is the Elysisn haven to which we
with gladness flee,
When worn and sore from the beating
of the billows ol labour's sea,
Tasting the sweets of idling, drinking
the breath o( May,
Up in tbe grand old mountains dreaming the ho'irs away.
—Jas Burton Adams, in Denver Post.
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Meets every Saturday hi the Union
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Financial-Secre tary
To Ouro a  Cold ln  One Day,'
Contains   The"" New^Ingredient.
old Cure.
PRICE 25c.
At All Druggists.
Full Line    I Lumber
Dry & Mixed Sash and
Paints.        Doors.
MAIN STREET,   -   -   - SLOGAN, B. C.
a. p. Mcdonald,
Outside Parties Desiring Horses in Silverton
Can Have Them Reserved By Writing To—
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SILVERTON,      -      -      -      B. C.
j.m. McGregor
provincial land   surveyor
and mining engineer,
slocan city, b.c.
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Black Prince,
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