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 I smti-MH.J»tonu,»..
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SLOGANS BEST j
KNOWN WEEKLY,
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VOLUME FOUR.
THE SILVERTOSIAS.
LOgAL M^i-INir NEWS.
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SILVERTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,   JULY   28,    1900.
NUMBER 4
CONSIGNMENTS
OF FRESH
and
S
MINES AROUND
SILVERTON
SLOGAN LAKE ORE SHIPMENTS.
COMING IN
WEEKLY TO
J: At M'Kinnon
& Co.,
SUvextan, 33. C.
THE CHEAPEST PLACE IN
TOWN TO DO YOUR FAM-
*     ILY BUYING.   TRY IT AND
LEARN   OUR  PRICES   ON
GROCERIES.
A_<VS_V*i*W***i***/V****%VVV>*
LAKEVIEW   HOTEL
Silverton
KTTHIS   HOTEL  IS NEW AND NEATLY FURNISHED,
THE    BAR   IS   SUPPLIED   WITH   BEST   BRANDS   OF
WINES,   LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
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The Hall Mines Smelter will be started
up about August 7,
Lumber is being taken up to tlie Vancouver mine and a new blacksmith shop
is lo be erected.
Work ia being done on ths Alert
claim, near Ibe Silver Band, by C. Mc-
Nicbol and B. Kneebone.
On Monday L. Lelbert took up tools
and supplies to tbe Wren claim, near
tbe Comstock Group, where be intend*
to do considerable work.
D. Dodds and E Jack returned on
Tuesday irom Ten Mile whore tbey have
been doing some work on the Sunset
claim. They report that property as
looking better than ever.
Two men are engaged at lhe Willard
doing assessment work. Tbis property
lies at the base of Alpha mountain, at
il.e bead of Hume creek. It is a cone.-n-
tinting proposition anil with work
should develope Into a mine.'
The Stewart Bros, of this placa have
begun an action against the Noonday
Curley Mines to recover a one-quarter
interest in tlie property, bonded by I hem
to the company, or as an alternative j
$8000. The cose will come up in Onto- i
ber.
U'. Hunter and
Shipments  of  ore  fr.nn Silverton for
the year 1800. totaled  .1603 Tons.
All other Lake points 138*     "
The shipment   ot  ore   from   Slocan
Lake points, up to and Including  the
present week, from Jan, 1, 1000.
From Boenn Landing.                  Tons.
Bosun 500
From New Denver
Hartney  20
Capalla  7
From Silverton Tons
Emily Edith 20
Hewett 70
Vancouver t»    GO
Wakefield, (concentrates) 500
Galena Mines       20
Frim Enterprise Landing
Enterprise 820
From -Slocan City
Arlington     300
Block Prince    60
Kilo 20
MB. DOOLEY ON THE CHINESE.
From       S tn Frai :!seo '•_ < tin n :r.
THE   METAL  MARKET.
New York, July 20.—Bar Silver, 01>,'«_
Lake copper,   $18.60. %
Lead—The firm that fixes the selling
price for miners and smelters quotes lead
at if.'! tl") at tho close.
A   NASTY   CUT.
!*• BURNS & co
^^|^^flAN4RETA>L DEALERS IN ALL
KI2CD8 OF FRESH AND SALT MEATS
I
On Sunday last, say 8 tlie Trout lake
Topic, Messrs. Cowan, Dilliu, Nesle,
. j Suell, Simpson, Larsen and Gillette went
J. Tinling are back j down to Haskins creek to bring in Char-
from their inspection of the Col. Sellers j ley Copp who was unfortunate enough to
Group on Coffee creek, in which they put a six inch cut in his foot with an
are'inte-ested. They believe they have Lxe on Friday last while working on the
a bonanza in that property and will j Silverton Boy. Dr. Wilson made a trip
liave development work pushed on It j down to attend to the wounded man, re-
tbis season. i turning on Sunday.   Charley is getting
A new ledge carrying hiyh. grade aInDK very *•<*•' •nd is ab,° t0 «et a"
galena ore has been discovered on the Ihmi occasionally by the aid ot a couple
Queen Fraction, just below town.   Two
men are at present engaged in stripping,        _^^^^^^^^^^m^^s*****a^^sw*m
'-*   -  J • --r-■ ■       ^n|]|||lj him on a stretcher from the American
cabin to the lake.   He was taken to tbe
Trout Lake City Hotel.
of crutches.     The boys who went up
, after him had a hard trip having to pack
this  new   find  which   will  no
ureal ly enhance the value of this already ]
valuable projicrty.
A  good many  conflicting reports arc
being circulated in regard to tl.e  Wake-j
Held Mine*,   ne.ur  hem.   But   ns   Ihis <
property  ig. u^aiu^*!   froni   serous the j
LIQUOR  LICENCE ACT.
Tbe new Liquor Licence Aot, just  in-
l»TB-  1-    *   »■*       '.    I..         »ii^uc» '.i'|iiur _ui';cuce _-M!i,   just   in-   citM»h_>ri nn h___n___-.fi. »l._% i.. t    t
.,,ow*haaal*M.heMla_.H,ronic:troiluce(lt(V ,„„ A(torflev.Ge „ ,,, fefL ~S,"^! *«£J§£"
i of either  starting   up or ahuttiun . i       _   .           ^m>i»., ««■    uiwu-w.    ua  anu   aaw .ntur T
RETAIL STORES
• J.   i
AT
Silverton, Nelson, Trail, Ymir, Kaslo, Sandon,
New Denver, Cascade Cily, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
.MAILORDERS PKOMITLY AND CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO.
HKaD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.
, ..wuwvwi ■»    im-   /ii tut utM ->jren
state of either starting up or shutting, •0Vfs yer. cioa^y the ljneB of Uie Act
down, little credence can lie placed in , d^^amd last April by tho Dominion
any rurnoie regarding it. Government.
W. ThomliiiBoa took a string of pack' There are a few alterations however,
lo the Condor! tho anti-Mongolian clause being i>f neces-
.fust below the
T. McMurray represented Silverton at
tho.Springs this week.
Frauk L. Byron of Milwaukee, Wis,,
is here visiting his son, Frauk L. Byron
Jr.
A special song service will be hold in
the Church on Sunday, to-morrow, at
7:30 p.m.
GotoR. G. D.iigle'H for fresh fruits
and confectionery. Sou PoslotHjo.*
Miss O. Jackson of Nelson Is spending
a few days with her relutives, Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Jackson.
Wm. Lawson will begin at once the
erection of a residence on Alpha St, the
lumber (or which Hill Bros delivered on
Thursday,
Thos. James was joined here on
Thursday by I,is wife and child, who
have been living at Strathcoua, Alberta
They will make their home iu Silverton.
W. H. Brandon'a bull-dog "Paddy"
depaitcd this life by the chloroform
route last Saturday, going to the happy
hunting ground where porcupines are
smooth skinned,
B. F. McNangbt will be found in future
behind the counter in McKinnon k Co's
store. Bert promises satisfaction to all
who purchase their groceries or mining
supplies from Lim,
All   work   in the Jewelry Repairing
line, left at the Silverton Drugstore, will
be promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
the well-known Nelaon jeweler.    All ro
pairs are ouaiunteki. for oxk vkak. «
The total number of candidates who
wrote on the teachers' examination on
the 4th iust. was 276. Of these 54
failed to qualify. Miss Duncan of Silver-
ton, who was one of the candidates, unfortunately failed to receive the requisite
iiiimbt-   of marks.
Sam Watson came inlo town yesterday
driving ahead of hiui what appeared at
first glance to be an automobile pack-
saddle. A closer inspection however
revealed that the motive force was
furnished by Ross Thorburn, who was
cinched up beneath the load of ropes and
*
Are You Looking For
Stylish goods?
THAT IS UP-TO-DATE CLOTHING WITH
TIIE TRICK vSOMEWIIEBE NOT ALTOGETHER OUT OF SIGHT.
IF SO DROP IN   AND   MAKE YOUR   SELECTION FROM MY SHELVES.      FIT AND FINISH
GITRANTEBD.   OV ERCOATINGS JUST IN.
W,mm,   The Tailor:   Silverton J. C.
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mules witli- supplies up
Group during the weok_l^^^^^^^^^
properly some three bundled feet of (he
main Four Mile road ii out of icpair, so
much so that wagons cannot be taken
over it, As soon as this piece of road is
repair.-il, which will be soon, a regular
camp will be established at the Condor
and supplies for a large force taken up.
   Jitken a
horse with eupplies and fishing tackle up
to Fish Lake, but the horse broke away
and returned, leaving them to bring
hack the outfit.
shy eliminated, a.i well as some of the
rather ridiculous clauses pf the last Act
In future, applicants before the Board of
Licence Commissioners for rcnewala of
licences need not go through alt the
forms necessary for new applicants.
The feee proposed by the Bill are:  For
- wholesale licence, $200. a year; for a
U LULUS.
i hotel licence in a town of two hundred
THIS WEEK'S ORE SHIPMENTS.    ! or mor* InliabitanU. $200. a year; for a
i town ol less than  two hundred inhab-
) itants, $100. a year; for a country bote!,
Eighty tons comprise this week's ore , **q a veflr
shipments from Silverton. Three car- To holders of licences on April 24th
loads of tbis was sent out by Htf, fast, the date of the diaallowance, the
Wakefield Mines, who have also another , Superintendent of Police is empowered
carloads lying on the dock ready for j t0 gnnt licences for Ihe balance of the
shipment. The fourth car whs from tbe year 1900, upon payment of a proportion-
Vancouver (iroup and consisted of rich .ate part of the fee
Thiit measure will doubtless become
law within a week, for which onr hotel
men will be thankfu'.
t
It is nothing
Kstaumsiiei) in Nelson "1890."
but fair
To Mny Sk*H mttmm know
Out I have jut relumed from i purchasing trip in tke Fast. I am
pleased to let yw kww that I bave]	
seleelwl the very latest up-to-date gem's in new designs, sueh as never be
fere been show* ia tils eotnlry. All goods taught here are guaranteed
Al qualify aid prices are sseli as will eompete with Eastern market
AMONG   THE   LAW-MAKERS.
R. G.Tatlowof Vancouver will  move
carbonates and galena, ^^^^^^^^
STORM CLAIM IMPROVrNfi.
The tunnel heiug driveu on (he Storm
claim has now reached a depth of 95
feet  and   should  soon   be   under  the
discovery   shaft.   The   ledge    haa now — ._.._._._„ . _..w».<_,  »■■■  mme
widened to nearly seven feet Ihere being that tbe House does not approve of the
five inches of oro on the  footwall and Dominion legislation limiting  tbo entry
six  Inches  on   the banging wall, from 'ax on Chinese to$100.
which astayshavc lately been obtained J w. W. B. Mclnuis has introduced a
of 217 ounces in silver to the ton.   This mM8tIre jnto the UmM applying   the
vein lies about one mile from town, near | Ho|lr,,,. tn a„ unJergro„nd work ,„,,
the Noonday,  and  is  in tl.e tt*te for- .,.<, estahliahinn nn ©tlucational test lor
matlon.   The strike of the vein is east j Mw)rn| ,raileBi „,e object bcing ,0 ah(J|
and west, standiug nearly perpendiculnr out the Ciltneie trom employment.    I».
having but a slight pitch to the soul I
FINE WATCH
REPAIRING A
SPECIALTY.
WHEN IN NELSON
1 INVITE YOU TO CALL
AND INSPECT MY STOCK.
MAILORDERS
PROM1TLY ATTENDED TO.
^ ar m
J noot> Dover, • THE JEWELER, • NEM, It. 0.
EMILY EDITH.
The Emily Edith mine, near town, is
again assuming its old air ot bustle and
activity and tbeiuunelsare now cleaned
out  and  re-tracked    preparatory   to a
resumption of miuing operations wilh a
full   crew.   The   Emily Kdith is one of
Silverton's biggest silver-lead properties
and is  a  fairly   well  developed mine,
Large bodies of concentrating ore have
been   blocked   out  in the mine and big
oro   jv.inps  sccumnlaled    on the outside,  and only  for  tho  fact  that tbe
management  took a prominent part In
the  late  labor  troubles,   there would
probably have been a mill now pounding
away on   its ores.   Tlie  old company,
which developed the property, has lately
been merged into a much stronger company, which will vigoiously puuh  work
Ion the propertw
is not considered probable that the bill
will receive the sanction of the House,
its clauses going too far for the least conservative amonit thu Government.
Joseph Martin, leader of the Opposition, has notified the Government that
ho for ono will oppose the sending of any
commssion to the mining districts, if it
Is intended in any way to reopen the 8-
Hour question. This i« one of tiie questions upon which Joe should have the ...... — «•_.•__■» vww viaim,
unaminous   suppott of   the   Kooteuoy  wj,jl.i, |[eg above the Vancouver Group,
members.
Extracts   From    Vaiioiw  Sources.
Thc following dialogue is said to have
recently been hoard in a Slocan drugstore; the actors heiny the shop proprietor and a "cullud lady" customer.
('■■lured 1 .nd)—Say, gi'ino a nickle's
worlh powder. Druggist—Gun-powder,
face-powder or tooth-powder? Colored
Lady—W'at I want wid dem kind? A
nickle's worth Insect-powder. Druggist
—I can't walk across to the other side of
ths store and wrap up 5c worth of insect
powder. C. I..—Who osk'd yo'to wrap
it up?   Jest po' it down m'bsi-L.
She bar no doj; to tondlo.
She has no cat to pet:
She does not own a parr.it,
She leads no social set:
She writes uo learned papers
To read where women meet,
But she can get up dishes
Her husband likes to eat.
A boil in the pot is worth  two "n  the
neck.
People w ho mun v at leisure repent iu
haste.
Straw hats generally tell which   way
tbe wind blows.
Charity covers a multitude of amateur
theatrical performances.
The darkest hour is always when you
cannot find the matches.
It is a wise acre that can get itself di
videu up into building lots.
THK LORNA DOONE.
The tunnel on the Lorna Doone claim,
Tlie Victoria Times is of the opinion
that the promised changes in the Cabinet at Victoria will turn out to be much
more radical than the friends of the
present administration will like. A
shako up all around mny be exacted.
"Tbey say that money talks."
"Perhaps it does.   I never had any In
my possession long enough to catch Ihe
lingo,
is being cleaned out and considerable
work will bo douo on tbe property this
season. The Lorna Doone is a silver-
lead property and has had a large
amount ol development work done upon
It. A tunnel has deen driven on the
ledge and has exposed a large amount of
ore. an average sample taken across the
fu tt of the tuunel gaving assay values
of 68 ounces in silver to Hie tou and »
percent lead.
"The lord forgive me fr   sayiu'   it,
llinulssy, but if I waa a Chinaman,
which I will fight any man (orsavin, air
was livin' at home.  I'd tuck my shirt
into ine pants, put me bradn up into a
net an' go on' take a fall oat of the
invader if it coat me me life.   Here am t
Hop Lang Dooley,  r-runnin' my little
liquor store and perhaps rasiu' a family
in the town Iv Koouhoo.   I don't like
foreigners tbere anny more than I do
It -re.   Along comes a baldhead«d man
with  chin     whiskers    Irom    Bamboo
Wisconsin,  and  says   he:   Benighted
an* haythe'n Dooley,' says be, 'ye hat*
no God,' he says.   'I have,' says  I.   I
have a lot if tbim, says I.   'Ye are an
uncultivated an' fowl creathure.'he says.
I have  come six thousand miles for to
hist ye from the mire iv ignorance and
ircligion  ia  which ye live to the lofty
plane iv Bamboo, he says.   An' he sett
down on an nisy chair an'  hia wife and
her friends come in end they inthrojooce
Mrs. Dooley tu  the modhern improve*
ments iv tbe corset snd the hat with the
blue bur-rd onto it and put shame onto
her because ahe hasn't let her feet grow,
while  the  head  miasion'ry reads me a
pome  out  iv  the Northwest Christyan
Advocate.   'Well,' says I, look here my
good fellow.' I says.   'Me and me people
have occypied  these  here premises for
manny yearn,' I says and here we meaa
to stay, says I.   We're doiu tbe best we
can in the matter iv gods, I aaya.   'We
have thim cast at a first-rate foundbry.1
I savs,  aad  we sandpaper   thim ivry
week,'says I.   'As fr knowing things,'
I says, my people  wrote pomes with a
markin'  brush  whin the likes iv ye was
r-ruonin   ar-round    wearin'    a    short
ppelisse iv sheepskins  and  bat in each
other  to death  with  stone hammers,4
says I.   An' I'm for firing him out, but
being a quite man I lave him ttay.
"The next day in comes a man with a
suit iv clothes that looks like a tablecloth in a section bouse, au says her
'Poor, ignoraut haytben,' he says, 'what
manner iv food d'ye ate?' he aaya. Rice.
I says, 'an rats,' I says, 'is me fav-rite
dish,' I says. 'Deluded wretch,' lie
says. T nprisint Armour aad Comp'oy,
and I'm here to make ye change ye'er
elite.' be says. Hincofonh ye'll ate the
canned roost beef iv merry ol' stockyards or I'ii haye a file iv sojera ia to fill
ye full iv ondygistible load, he says.
An' after him cornea the man with
Aunt Miranda's Pancakes am' Ye'll
perish-if-ye-doii't-eat-a-biscut. an' other
riprisintivea of Western Civilization an'
I'm to be shot if I don't take tbein all.
"Thin a Ifld comes down with a chain
and a small glass on three sticks and a
gang iv section men ihat answers to the
name iv Casey, aud  proceeds I'r to put
down a railroad.   'What's this fr?save
I.   'We ar-re tlie  advance   guard  iv
Western Civilisation,' he says, and we're
going to isive yo a railroad so ye can go
swiftly to places that ye  don't want to
see,' he says.   'A eouutry  that has no
railroads ia beneath contempt,' he aaya.
'Casey,' he says, stretch the chain acroat
yon graveyard,' he savs,   I  aim   tor .a
put the track just before that large loml. ■'
stone marked Kiquiescat in Pace, James
H. Chung-a-luug,' he says.   'But,' says
I, 'ye will disturb pah's bones, says I. If
ye go to laying ties,  l  says,   'Ye'll be
uiixm' up me old man with the Cassidya
in the next lot that,' I says,   'be never
spoke to save  in  anger in bin life,' sava
I.     'Ye're    an   ancestor     worshiper,
heathen,' says the lad and he goes on tn
tamp  the  mounds  in   the cimitry and
ballast tho track with the remains ir the
deceased.   And after  he's got through
along comes a Frinchman, and an Englishman and a Russian and a Dutchman.
and  says  one  iv  them:    This  is   a
comfortable-lookin' saloon,' fays he   I'll
take tbe bar, ye take the ice-box, an' Ihe
rest iv the fixtures.   ' What for V says I;
'I've paid the riut and tho license,' says
I.    Niver  nifnd,   he says.   'We're the
riprisintivea iv Western Civilisation he
says, and 'tis the business iv Western
Civilisation to cut up tho   belongings iv
Eastern Civilization,' he says.   'Be off.'
be says, or I'll pull your hair,' he says.
Well  says I,   'this  thing  has gone far
enough,' I  says.   I've heard  mo good
old   cast-iron   gods  ur josses abased,'I
says, aud I've been packed full Iv canned
goods and  the Pekin Lightning express
is running straight through the lot where
the bones iv me ancestors lies,' I says.
'I've stood  it  all, says, but when ye
come here to bounce mo off iv me own
primises,' I says, I'll have to tke thu
leg iv  the chair  to ye,' I aaya.   Aud
we're to the Hiiro.
"End ye'er blather," aaid Hetinessy.
"They wont be any Chtnymsu left when
the inip'ror Willum gets through."
"Mebbe not," said Mr. Dooley. "He's
a stroog man. But the Chinamen havo
bean on earth' a long time, and I don't
aeo bow he can push ao many iv thim oS
it. Anyhow lio a good thing for ua that
tbey aiu't Christyans and haven*
learns 1 property to sight a wutu
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BIG BATTLE IS ON
Roberts Attacking Main Beer Army .at
Middleburg.
London, July 21:—A dispatch
from Capetown dated today says:
"Lord Roberts has attacked Middleburg in force and a big battle is
in progress. President Kruger is
with the burghers in directing the
defense."
The war office has received the
following from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, July 21.—Little, temporarily commanding the third brig-
ade.reports that on July 19 he came
in contact near Lindley with Dewet'* force, which broke through
Hunter's cordon. The fighting
lasted until dusk, when De wet's
force, being repulsed, broke into
two parties. Little's* casualties
were slight.    He buried five Boers.
"Hamilton and Methuen continued their march eastward yesterday
and should join hands with Pole-
Carew near Erstein Fabriken station.
"A body of the enemy wrecked a
train carrying sick between Krug-
ersdorp and Potchefstroomjuly 19."
PBKIC-WINNRR8  AT MIKLKl
Vie* twmtuAlPU* a*t ettmespe Mesial*-
MrVIIU* Wins !*■*•■■ Frt*«
By Associated Pre*.
London, July 23.—Among the
prize winners announced today in
the shooting for the grand aggregate challenge trophy at the meeting of the National Rifle association
were the Canadians McVittie, Lieutenants Smith, Langstioth, Fleming and Milligan, who secured the
National Rifle association bronze
cross and small sums of money.
The first prize was won by the
Canadian, McVittie. In the same
content the Canadians Lieut. Smith
won 15 and Morse and Langstroth
10, while other marksmen from
Canada secured smaller sums.
The American shooter Axtel won
a prize revolver in the grand aggregate.
PROF.  GOLDWIN SMITH.
The Miner comes forward as the
champion of Prof. Goldwin Smith,
who has laid himself open to criticism by condemning in advance the
steps contemplated by the civilized
powers in China, ft says that Mr.
Smith has simply stated the causes
leading up to the Boxer outbreak,
namely, the greed of the powers
covered with a veil of hypocrisy.
Nobody finds any fault with Mr.
Smith for defining the cause of the
Boxer outbreak. Everybody agrees
that it is the continued pushing of
white missionaries and traders into
the empire and their persistent introduction of western inventions.
They are backed by their own governments in beating down Chinese
opposition. Presumably this cpurse
is what the Miner sums ap as the
greed of the powers.
But Mr. Smith lays himself open
to serious criticism by his description of the manner in which the
powers propose to avenge the murder of their ambassadors and many
ol their subjects. Nobody has proposed to raze the city ot Pekin, or
to treat the Chinese as cannibals.
The powers propose to send their
forces to Pekin to punish the criminals at the head of the Chinese government and to see that such a government is established as will respect international obligations.
If any Chinese troops, or Boxer
mobs get in the way of those European or American forces, they will
get hurt. If the Chinese officials at
present in control at Pekin oppose
the entry of the allied troops, the
city wilt doubtless be bombarded
and some damage will probably be
done. Otherwise it will not be injured and nobody has proposed to
raze it to the ground.
The Rscord is just as competent
to express an opinion on this point
as Mr. Smith or the Miner. The
difference of opinion is this; Mr.
Smith assumes that his own -nation
•nd its allies are simply barbarians
under a mask of civilization and
that they will no sooner gain   th* j
upper hand in Pekin than they will
throw off the mask and act like barbarians. The RBCOar believes that
they are really civilized and will
prove it by their conduct in China.
Time will prove which is right.
The trouble with Mr. Smith is
that he always enters upon the discussion of the relations of Great
Britain with a foreign power, with
the preconceived opinion that his
own country is in the wrong. He
did so in the case of the Boer war
and now he does so again in the
case of the Boxer war. Unhappily,
this mental disease appears incut a-
ble and has affected the Miner's attenuated brain cells.
Mr. Wu, the interesting Chinaman who represents his country at
Washington, appears to be quite
too good a fellow to ever return to
China, where he might be boiled in
oil by some lunatic like Prince Tuan.
Mr. Wu should shed his queue, organize a laundry trust and settle
down in the United States.—Toronto Star.
The Manitoba Free Press has
published a handsome supplement
containing well printed half-tone illustrations ot the Winnipeg exhibition and portraits of the new British
Columbia government.
Modern paper and ink do not
compare for durability with the
same materials of two centuries ago.
But most of the books made of
them will live longer than they deserve.
Li Hung Chang is suspected of
double dealing, for 50,000 Mauser
rifles are said to have been smuggled into Canton this year and distributed "where they would do the
most good" against the foreigners,
all with the connivance ot crafty Li.
The South African ladies have
agreed to locate and care for the
graves of the Canadians killed in
battle, at the request of the Canadian Daughter of the Empire. Such
deeds are the bonds  of  federation.
DEWET ON A RAID
He Cuts Roberts' Communication by
Railroad and Telegraph.
By Associated Preao.
London, July 23.—Dewet has
again succeeded in cutting Lord
Roberts' communications, both by
railway and telegraph. He has
captured one hundred of the Highlanders. The story of the federal
commanders bold raid comes in the
form of a telegram from General
Forestier Walker, dated at Capetown, July 22, forwarding a dispatch from General Knox as follows:
"Kroonstad, July 32.—Following
from Broadwood sent by dispatch
riders to Honingspruit, wired
thence to Kroonstad:
"Have followed commando since
July 16. Had sharp fighting at
Palmietfontein July 19. Prevented
from pursuing laager by darkness.
Eight dead Boers found. Our casualties were five killed nnd 76
wounded. Reach Vraalkrantz today. Enemy doubled back through
Paartekraal in darkness, Shall
march tomorrow to Roodevaal station. Send supplies for three thousand men and horses, also any
news of the enemy's movements.
I believe the commando consists of
2,000 men and four guns and is accompanied by President Steyn and
both the Dewets."
Gen, Knox continues: "The war
and main line of the railway north
of Honingspruit have been cut and
also the telegraph to Pretoria via
Potchefstroom. According to my
information,* Dewet has crossed the
railway and is going north."
Gen. Kelly-Kenny telegraphs
from Bloemfontein under date of
July 22: "The railway has been
cut north of Honinsprttit and a supply train and one hundred Highlanders captured by the enemy.
"A report was received this
morning that a large force of the
enemy is moving on Honingspruit.
"All communication with Pretoria is cut off. The second and third
brigades tue following the enemy."
LEGATIONS TC CO
The Chinese Government Will  Send
Them to Tien Tsin.
Washington, July 24.—The Chinese minister received word this
morning from Sheng.the director of
railroads and telegraphs at Shanghai, stating that the foreign minisr
ters wer* to be sent from Pekin to
Tien Tsin under escort, also that
the imperial government had not
only been protecting them, but has
supplied them with food.
Barl Ll TrH.lx Amserlr*
New York, July 24.—Li Hung
Chang, in a talk with a correspondent yesterday at Shanghai, is
quoted in a copyrighted dispatch in
the World as having said:
"The members of the legations
are still alive, but an advance of
the allied troops upon Pekin from
Tien Tsin would probably be the
death herald of every white man in
Pekin. Then the conservative
element would be entirety overpowered by the radicals. The
causes of the present situation were
the lack of backbone aad a wrong
policy on the part of the Chinese
government, while the drastic
measures of the foreign powers aggravated the situation.
"We thank the Americans for
their friendship, which we have always appreciated, and Admiral
Kempff for his justice and forbearance in refusi.ig to join in the bombardment of the Taku forts. We
are trusting America to stand by
the integrity of the Chinese Empire."
Earl Li further said that he could
restore order with less than 20,000
white troops and added. "The
Boxers are a rabble not to be considered. I would turn to my side
the imperal troops too, but the
powers do not want them and
would not permit."
Suffering* ol the Uetlrged.
San Francisco, July 24.—Shanghai and Yokohama newspapers received by the steamer American
Karu give some interesting facts regarding the situation in China and
Japan. Of the position of the foreign colonies in the British legations, the japan Mail of Yokohama
says:
"This is the time when to live
in Pekin at all is to suffer terribly
from heat. With 800 foreigners,
including many women and children
crowded in the British legation
and exposed to the constant rifle
lire of the Chinese, the misery must
be great. The walls are high and
thick and the defenders must have
been forced to erect staging on the
inner side, on which rifle men could
stand. If the Chinese used artillery, the gunners would have to
expose themselves to rifle fire at
short range and this, with the number of good, shots among the marines, would be attended with very
severe losses. The gunners could
not take up a distant position and
bombard the buildings effectively
without destroying much of their
own property.
"The provision question is the
worst. There are no ice plants in
the foreign legations and they have
been accustomed to depend upon
the Chinese markets for their daily
supplies of beef and mutton. A
certain quantity of preserved provisions were doubtless in stock at
the hotel de Pekin, but nothing to
feed so large a number.
A JapaneM t nurtoru AdvontarM.
"The Japanese minister at Pekin
attempted to communicate with
Tien Tsin after railway communication wasended. He engaged a
Japanese, who speaks Chinese
fluently, dressed him in Chinese
clothes and hoped he wonld escape
molestation. The Boxers, however,
detected his masquerade, beat him
severely and would have murdered
him, had he not escaped into a
swamp, where he remained hidden
for several hours in water, only his
nose being above the surface. He
finally reached Tien Tsin in a terrible plight.
Paulr varemtntek in Ja|>*B
"The troubles in China threaten
to bringon a financial panic in Japan.    China has gradually become
the greatest field for Japanese trade
enterprise and the practical closing
of this market is bound to bear
heavily on many large Japanese
firms.
"These firms are represented by
big establishments in Tien Tsin
and elsewhere and instructions have
been sent to the staffs there to
lock up and return to Japan when
the journey is practicable."
Kramo Will nemk 13.000 Men
Paris, July 24.—The Matin today
publishes full details regarding the
expeditionary corps of France which
will participate in the operations of
the powers in China. The corps
will consist ot two brigades, one of
marines under command of General
Frey, and the other supplied by the
war department commanded by
General Bailload. The total French
force will number 13,000.
The details of the capture of Tien
Tsin shows that the allies were all
at sixes and sevens and literally
won by hull luck and awkwardness,
combined with indomitable pluck.
The Canadians were decidedly in
evidence at the Bisley rifle meeting,
carrying off a number of prizes.
Among these was lhe third for the
St. George challenge vase, taken by
Sergeant Carruthers.
The Montreal Herald is not well
pleased with the British view of
Laurier's preferential trade, it says:
"The Englishman's idea of preferential trade Is free entry of his manufactures into Canada. Do our
cotton men and iron men and sugar
men and woolen men want that?"
Mason A Dixon's line has been
lost in the shuffle of 35 years peace
and progress. Jt is to be re-surveyed for preservation as a historic
relic, and as a guide in settling land
titles. As a line of sectional division, it has been wiped out.
Porfirio Diaz has been elected for
his sixth term as president of Mexico. That country values permanence
in the executive office.
CASEOFPARRICIDE
Gerald   Sifton Accused of   Killing
His rather.
Lucan, Ont., July 24,—Gerald
Sifton, a man about 10 years ol
age, was arrested at Arva, a little
village near here, yesterday by Inspector John Murray of the Provincial detective department. Silton is
held on suspicion of having been
the cause of his father's death,
which occurred about three weeks
ago. At the time it was said the
old man had been killed by falling
off a barn.
The father, whose naire was Jos-
eph Sifton, it appears, was to have
been married on the day of the accident to a young girl many years his
junior. The statement is now made
that, when his son Gerald heard of
his contemplated marriage, he vowed that it would never take place as
long us he was alive. These re-
marks, together with the fact that
the marriage might bring older
claimants for the old man's fortune,
have led the authorities to investigate-	
Montreal has had the Chinese
question brought right home to it,
by lhe resistance of Chinese laun-
drymen to the tax of $50 a year
imposed by the city. Evidently the
affection of the Eastern people for
the Chinese is of the long-range
order and cools on closer acquaintance.
Victoria crosses have been granted Capt. Meiklejohn and Sergeant
Major Robertson of the Gordon
Highlanders, for bravery at Elandslaagte, and to Lieut. Forwood ol
the Fifth Fragoon Guards, for gallantry at Ladysmith. They were
rather late in coming, but better
late than never.
Two big reefs of conglomerate,
each 400 to 500 feet wide, carrying
gold, have been found on Indian
river, Yukon territory, and are supposed to be the bed of an old lake
into which gold-bearing streams
formerly emptied. Assays are said
io average $200 io free gold.
TEN MINUTES JOB
Out-of-Date Warship Demolished By
a Modern Battleship.
The Boston Globe gives a vivid
account of the sinking of the Belle-
isle by the battleship Majestic off
Portsmouth, England, the other
day. The Belleisle was an old
English ironclad that in 1878 cost
$1,200,000, and the experiment was
to see how long it would require a
.ship with modern guns to sink her,
and what the effect of modern shot
would be upon her. She carried a
crew of 130 dummy men, made of
non-inflammable wood. Everything was made to represent as
nearly as possible a ship ready for
action, even a steam launch, a cutter and other ship-boats were swung
in her davits, while fore and aft
she carried loaded torpedoes. Steam
was up in her boilers and at a distance everything looked life-like.
When all was ready the water-tight
compartments were closed and everything cleared for action.
When at a range of 1700 yards
the Majestic opened with a It*
inch gun. The first result was terrific; a shell entered the stern of the
Bellelisle, traversed the whole
ship's length, went out through the
bows and splashed in the sea beyond. It was enough to have kilted
nearly the whole crew, had the ship
been manned with live men. Then
faster and faster the shots and shells
were hurled from the Majestic;
la-inch and 6-inch guns, from turret and starboard, took up the
chorus and the three-pounder military top guns hurled their bullets in
a storm, and in less than two minutes the doomed ship was on fire,
and a final 12-inch shell completed
the execution in just nine and one-
fourth minutes after the first shot
was fired.
The fisheries dispute on the Fraser river has made the question of
Japanese immigration a:ute. The
canners are in the power of the
banks which have loaned them
money and which refuse to sanction
Iheir paying 25 cents per fish, the
price demanded by the white fishermen. The latter threaten force
to prevent the Japanese from fishing
and special police are employed to
keep the peace.
Russia can spare a million men
to avenge the worst insult ever put
upon a European nation. Russian
methods of reprisal are just the
kind of thing wanted now in China.
A census of the Flowery Kingdom
taken after the Russians have done
their share would probably delight
a malthusian.—Vancouver World.
It is apparent that a number of
Chinese viceroys are wailing to
learn which is the band wagon and
which is the hearse.—Spokesman-
Review.
The death of Lieut. Borden is a
large installment paid on account
of the debt of loyalty which Canada
owes the empire.
There are 20,000 people at Nome
and a man who returned early in
the season says there is nol a living
for more than 5000 there. But he
did not stay long to find a living for
the other 15,000. Perhaps he had
cold feet.
As usual, Goldwin Smith is the
only man in the British empire who
is right. It is a wonder that so
highly civilized a man should retain
his citizenship in such a nation of
barbarians.
The first contingent has been reduced by death, wounds and sick-
ness to one-fourth of its original
strength, and is now known by
British soldiers as "the gallant
remnants,"
In the New Hebrides human life
has been made safe by the introduction of pigs into the islands. The
cannibals are said to prefer roast
pork to roast man, and as the porcine tribe increases among the natives they may give up their feasts
on human flesh altogether except-
ing when something unusual hap.
pens, such as entertaining a king of
some other cannibal island or 011
state occasions of rare ceremony.
v.tn a ■>*«•! te 14 Uamt ch,^.
Hong Kong, July ,7._Li „
Chang disregarded ail attempts 0f
Europeans and Chinese to persuade
him to remain, and left Canton this
morning for Pekin. Prior to his
departure, the Chinese merchants
and gentry of Canton strongly a.
pealed to the viceroy and presented
a petition setting forth that Canton
so long a prey to the depredation
of robbers and pirates, had become
peaceful during Li Hung Chang',
viceroyalty, that disturbances had
been repressed with a strong hand
and tbe people enabled to lite with.
out being panic stricken when dogs
barked. The petitioners this morn.
Ing learned with trembling that
their protector was proceeding
north and they wept as at the loss
of a parent. The absence of rebel.
lion and piracy being solely due to
the presence of Li Hung Chang, the
merchants were ready to cust
themselves before the wheels of his
chariot to prevent his departure.
"The president is something like
a sausage—better if you don't see
him made," is a remark accredited
to David Bennett Hill.
There is almost as hot a time in
Japan as in China. A volcano is in
eruption and has burned several
villages.
If Col. O'Grady Haly, the new
major general of the Canadian militia, who^is now crossing the ocein,
will recognize that it is possible for
a man to be a good officer and a
gentleman without being a graduate
of Sandhurst, he will have a more
harmonious career than his predecessor.
Andrew Carnegie is now pretty
well advanced in years, and is reputed to be worth two hundred millions of dollars. He said at one
time he counted it a sin for a man
to die rich. He must either have
changed his mind about that or he
intends to start up a few daily
papers when be finds the end drawing near.—Victoria Times.
A CHINESE ROW
Outrages at Rock Springs,  Disturbances ia the last
Chicago, July 23.—A special to
the Times-Herald from Cheyenne,
Wyo, says:
"A number of outrages have heen
committed by foreigners upon lhe
Chinese residents ol Rock Springs,
a coal mining town 200 miles west of
here, during the past few days.
The state authorities, fearing *
general movement against >h*
Chinese at Rock Springs, where
more than 500 Chinamen reside,
have ordered several companies ''I
troops to be in readiness to move
to the scene. Probably two companies ol infantry will go lo Rock
Springs today and martial law will
he proclaimed.
"The feeling among the foreign
laborers at Rock Springs against
the Chinese is at fever heat."
New York, July ta.-lB a Pater-
son N. J. street car yesterday *
man charged a young Chinaman
with bring a Boxer. The laiw
replied "Boxes alle all rightee,"
whereupon the man threatened him.
The Chinaman drew a knife and
stabbed his tormentor in the side]
Then he fled and it took four policemen to subdue him and convince
him he was not going to be killeJ*
The passenger was not dangerously
hurt.
A laundry was wrecked at Sack-
ville L. I. and members of the third
battery, while passing through
Riverhead, had a row with found-
rymen there. The soldiers forced
the Chinamen to retreat to the rear
of their laundry and carried «W»y
their slippers.
Sir Thomas Lipton says he *"'
wait two years, if necessary, to 8ei
a perfect yacht to race for lh(
America's cup, but he will bat gl"
"p. Sir Thomas is made of I*
stuff that winners aie made of.
Cariboo has taken new I""' '"
witness whereof a solid cone of gold
weighing   540  pounds and worth
*"3S.5»75 >><» heen shipped from oot\
mine. A FIERCE ATTACK
Cutis Assault the British Left Flank
Near Pretoria.
By Auoeista! Press.
London, July 18.—The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, July 17.—Yesterday
the enemy made adeterminedattack
on the left of Pole-Carew's position
nnd along the left flank, commanded
by Hutton. The post held by the
Irish fusiliers and the Canadian
mounted infantry under Lieut. Col.
Alderson were most gallantly de-
Itiuled. The enemy made repeated attempts to assault thc pos-
i.inns, coming into close range and
billing to Ihe fusiliers to surrender.
"The enemy suffered severely.
They had 15 killed and 50 wounded
nnd four taken prisoners. The
Itrilish casualties were seven killed,
(including the Canadian Lieuts
Borden and Birch, thirty wounded
and twenty-one missing,
"Ian Hamilton's column advanced to Waterval yesterday, unopposed, and today proceeded to
llamans Kraal. Fifteen hundred
lloers with five guns managed to
break through the cor Jon formed
by Hunter and, Rundle's divisions
between Bethlehem sburg.
They were making toward Lindley,
closely followed by Paget's and
liroadwood's brigades."
In a dispatch dated today Lord
Roberts pays a tribute to Lieuts.
Borden and Birch.    He says:
"They were killed while gallantly
leading their men in a counter at-
I tack on the enemy's flank at a criti-
cal juncture of their assault on our
position. Borden was twice before
brought to my notice in dispatches
for gallant and intrepid conduct."
EARL   LI   TO   THE   RESCUE.
The dispatch from the viceroys at
IV kin reiterating the previous assurances of the safety of the foreign
legations, and annpuncing the appointment of Li Hung Chanp as
viceroy of the province of Chi Li
with supreme power in Pekin,
proves that these oily Mongolians
al last realize what a hornet's nest
Hie Boxers have stirred up. They
have been accustomed to make
monetary compensation for the
murder of an occasional missionary
and the destruction of a mission
building. Now and then, in a case
of peculiar enormity, they would
hang a few low-caste Chinamen,
who would consider they were gong to glory in a good cause. They
may have imagined that the present
general crusade against the missionaries and all other foreigners,
the murder of the German ambassador and his household and the attacks on the other legations would
only require a somewhat heavier
compensation in money and low-
caste Chinese heads.
The capture of the Taku forts,the
forming of the native city of Tien
I sin and the constant increase in
the forces of the allies on Chinese
»<>ilhas evidently disabused their
minds, Emperor William's offer of
;> reward for the heads of the ambassador's murderers and his vow
"f vengeance must have gone still
lurther in the same direction. So
they are running to cover, to escape the punishment which they see
Hie allies will visit on them.
Thus they turn to the erand old
man of China, Li Hung Chang. He,
'•hove all others, has won the confidence of white iren and to him
"ie Chinese government always
I urns for help jn times of trouble,
lie caused ••Chinese" Gordon to be
employed to suppress the Taiping
rebellion. He negotiated peace
with Japan when the mikado's vie-
loriops army and fleet had the way
dear to Pekin. Jf any man can restore order in China, Li Hung
Chang is the man. The European
powers no more desire the dismemberment of the empire than
dois he and they will be only too
glad to see that event warded off by
•he establishment of a central government which can hold the empire
together and fulfil the obligations it
"as incurred towards other nations
under international law.
NKW VOKK CHINESB MIAHK1I
'IMiey Fear While T|< „•» Veniccanre »u4
Weuouui■_■ the l!o». r«
New York, July 18.—Chinamen
in New York have been officially
notified of the war in China and in
.consequence are in a state of fear
bordering on panic. So afraid are
they that the murders committed by
Ihe Boxers will be avenged upon
them that an appeal for protection
has been made to Chinese Minister
Wu Ting Fang in Washington, according to information received by
the police.
Yesterday circulars in Chinese
were distributed through the Chinese quarters, copies of a circular
received from Pekin, which read:
"Kill all foreign people." The circular was sent to Lee Toy, mayor
of Chinatown, by Minister Wu
Ting Fang. The minister did not
expect Lee Toy to make it public
and the latter only did so after consulting the heads of the secret society.
The Chinese of the city held a
meetii.g last night in the Mott
street joss house. Speeches were
made denouncing ihe Boxers and
resolutions "deploring the misfortune which has befallen the foreign
residents of Pekin, and volunteering
to aid in the suppression of the uprising of the Boxers" were passed.
The resolutions recognize that the
rebellion has "interfered with the
progress of our country." They
are to be transmitted to the Chinese government,
SESSION  BEGINS
NEW ELECTION  IN < AKSIAK
ing of the  Legislature Was a
Brilliant Fuuetiou.
Conciliation has won another victory in the settlement of the longshoremen's strike at Vancouver
through the aid of E. P. Bremner,
the Dominion labor commissioner.
In nine cases out of ten, a disinterested third party can settle a dispute by stepping in and convincing
each party how far the other one is
in the right.
SMITHJSA BOXER
The Only Good Mao iu Canada Discusses the Chinese Crisis.
Victoria, July 19.—Queen's
weather favored the opening of the
legislature, which was an admirably
arranged function, attended by a
brilliant assembly. There was a
great press of visitors, among whom
were many naval and military ofli-
cers. The guard of honor and
band were taken from the Fifth
regiment.
In his speech from the throne,
Lieutenant Governor Sir Henri Joly
made a fitting reference to the African and Chinese troubles which had
led to the loyal services of colonial
volunteers, those of the Dominion
in particular. The province was
congratulated upon marked prosperity throughout all its industries.
The influx of Japanese labor was
noted and representations to Ottawa and Britain are to be made for
further protection, while a commission is promised to enquire into the
working oi the mining acts and
water rights. The creation of the
pulp industry is noticed with pleasure. An agent general is promised
Five bills are to be presented.
The feature of the speech is the
promise of a five-cent tonnage tax
on coal and coke, which will, it is
said, cost the premier $35,000 a
year.
THE   PAPER INDUSTRY.
made Ni.reaa___.rr hy Bluuder ol Mteturu-
Ink oau-rr.
Victoria, July 20.—It is admitted
thnt a new election is necessary in
Cassiar, through the stupidity of the
returning officer at Bella Coola in
spoiling 10 votes, which were lost
to Clifford and Stables. The returning officer arrived here yesterday with the missing boxes and a
recount was held, giving Clifford
318, Stables 277, Irving 244, Godfrey 198.
Irving obtained an injunction restraining the elected members from
taking their seats.
DECLARES WAR
Russia Orders the Chinese Ambassador to Leave the Empire
The Monetary Times attributes
the unwillingness of the Dominion
government to enact drastic legislation against the Chinese to the divergence of opinion on the subject
between the eastern provinces and
British Columbia. The opinion of
the eastern provinces on this question is worth no more than tht
opinion of a blind man on the conformation of the other side of the
moon.—Victoria Colonist.
Toronto, July 18.—Prof. Goldwin
Smith, in today's Sun, expresses
strong pro-Chinese sympathies. He
says:
"It appears unhappily at this moment that.the worst accounts from-
China are likely to prove true. A
great calamity has befallen mankind. Xow hell breaks loose. Pekin must be razed as an act of vengeance. The western civilization
must arm for reparation. The Chinese must be treated as  cannibals."
Continuing, he says there Ure
probably a million and a half souls in
Pekin, the immense majority of
whom are absolutely innocent of the
massacre, yet they must be delivered up and butchered by Cossacks or
Japanese and this will be called a
triumph oi :ivilizntion. He attributes the outbreak to the greed of
the powers, who are eager for the
dismemberment of China, a fact
which has inflamed the Boxers to
protect themselves.
The success attending the flotation of the British America corporation subsidiary companies, the Le
Roi No. 2 and Le Roi No. 3, is a
favorable indication of improvement
in London leeling towards British
Columbia mining properties. There
was much room for improvement,
tor many things have conspired to
make the Londoners fight shy of
investments in the province. The
fault lay chiefly with "shady" operators, many of them Ixmdoners,
atvl it is satisfactory to find the good
qualities of British Columbia properties asserting themselves successfully against the malign influences
that have caused so much trouble.—
The Province.
Gold mining is being pushed not
only Into the newest but the oldest
countries of the world. Ancient
quartz mills have been found on
the Red sea const and gold-bearing
quartz veins have been lound. A
London company has obtained exclusive rights to prospect and mine
a large area.
The allusion in the speech from
the throne at the opening of the
session of the legislature to the establishment of the wood pulp industry is of peculiar interest in view
of the fact that a delegation of British paper manufacturers is now
studying the industry in the eastern provinces. These gentlemen
have been through the I'nited
States and in summing up the conclusions from what they saw, S.
Charles Phillips, of London, the
head ol the delegation, gave an interview to the Montreal Herald,
which it thus condensed:
"The delegation admitted that
they had seen many things in the
United States that were great improvements over the old methods,
but although they possessed advantages which were foreign to Great
Britain, they declared emphatically
that other things being equal they
had nothing to fear from American
competition, and so long as Canadians could be induced to put down
more mills for the supply of wood
pulp for the British paper-makers,
they need have no fear for the prestige of the paper trade. The Canadian supply of wood pulp was of
great interest to the mnnnfacturers,
as some of the large mills before the
delegation left England were using
the Canadian article alone.
"In the judgment of the delegation, British capital will soon be
largely invested in the Canadian
wood pulp industry, and their report
to the paper-makers at home will be
exceedingly favorable. The demand for wood pulp in Europe has
been so very large that the mills
had not been able to meet the orders, and to the fact that the season
had been so busy uas to be attributed the circumstances that more
English manufacturers had not
come over at the present time."
The advance in the price of paper,
due to the greatly increased consumption, the organization of the
paper trust in the United States and
the destruction by fire of several
large mills in Canada, makes the
time opportune for the establishment of the industry in this, the best
timbered province in the Dominion.
Mr. Phillips says that British capital
is turning to the Canadian wood
pulp industry as an investment.
British Columbia has unlimited resources of timber for wood pulp and
water power to operate the mills.
Sir Henri Joly is an authority on
forestry, which includes not only the
science of preserving the forests,
but that of utilizing their products.
It rests with the government to
make the conditions easy for the establishment of the industry antl the
subject could well he taken up at
the next session of the  legislature.
If it shall, as we fear, eventually
t'ranspire that the Americans in Pekin have been slain, that their heads
are being carried in derisive exultation on poles through that city, then
we hope that President McKinley
will issue a proclamation just as aggressive as is the speech of the
kaiser, and insist that the American
flag shall likewise run out its stars
above the ancient dragon flag in
China's capital.—Salt Lake Tribune.
Cooperation is bringing prosperity to the Irish farmers and is
removing a prime cause of discontent. Co-operative societies loan
money to their members, buy supplies wholesale, sell products wholesale and thus get all the advantages
of a combination.
IN ARCTIC CALES
Over Twenty Deaths Have Occurred Off
the Yukon's Mouth.
Tacoma, July . 20.—News of upwards of twenty deaths lately near
the delta oft' the mouth of the Yukon river was brought down by the
steamer Seqoia and the transport
Athenian.
Among those who are known to
have perished during the fierce
gale_4jj which have swept the mouth
of the river recently, are a party of
four Boston men, whose names
were recorded at the Russian mission ns Mike O'Brien, M. C. Button, A. R. Brown, M. Cronin; also
a party of eight people who had
come down the river from Rampart
and who were wrecked on June 18,
MISCELLANEOUS  NOTES.
11 China were as densely populated as England, it would have 2,-
530,000,000 people.
Emperor William no doubt regrets having allowed his officers lo
teach the Chinese to fight.
London is having Chicago weather, the temperature at 10 a. m. yesterday having been 91 in the shade.
Most of the missionaries seem to
have escaped the trouble in China
with whole skins.
Dawson does the largest money
order business ot any city in Canada, amounting to $8000 to $12000
a day.
The alliance of the powers in China will be powerless without harmony, which is the greatest of all
powers.
What Ihe American athletes did
not carry off at the Paris exposition sports was not worth considering.
The Chinese in the United States
unanimously declare thnt they are
not Boxers. But what Would they
be if they were in China?
The punsters have broken out
violently since the trouble began in
China. They ought to be handed
over to the Boxers, to be dealt
with as the Boxers may see fit.
By Associated Prat.
London, July 19.—The action of
Count VonBuelow, Ihe German minister of foreign affairs, in informing
the Chinese legation at Berlin that
all telegraphic messages must be in
plain language and submitted for
approval by the censor, and the
suggestion of M. De'lcasse, the
French minister of foreign affairs,
that the exportation of arms to China be prohibited, which are generally regarded here as long steps in
the direction of treating China as a
state engaged in war, have been
supplemented by the official announcement from St. Petersburg
that certain portions of the Amur
territory, including parts of the
Khabarovski district and the coast
territory, as well as the towns of
Blagovestiehensk, Khabarovski and
Nikolskussuri, have been declared
in a state of war since July 17.
The Russian announcement is regarded in London as at least foreshadowing a speedy unconditional
recognition of the fact that a condition of war exists between China
and the civilized world, and the
general opinion seems to favor such
recognition as the best means of
meeting the barbarian upheaval,
while at the same time endeavoring
to isolate the independent viceroys
from the general conflagration. The
revelation of the ability of the Chinese forces in the north to stand
their ground against the internationals is producing the inevitable
results in the south. At Shanghai
it is announced officially that foreign women and children have been
requested to leave the posts along
the river. Since rioting has occurred at Po Yang Lake, near Kin
Kiang, several missionaries have
been killed and chapels burned. The
telegraph between Liu Kiang and
Hankow is interrupted.
WORTHY OF  IMITATION.
A subject which should receive
prompt attention from the legislature, which is about to convene,
is the revision of the manner in
which information as to the mineral
production of the province is collected and published. The annual
reports ot the minister of mines
shine by comparison with the meagre official information obtainable
Irom other provinces and from the
mining states of the union, but they
leave much room for improvement.
Any doubt on Ihis point may be set
at rest by comparison with the
methods pursued by the Johannesburg chamber of mines.
The principal defect in the methods of the provincial department of
mines is the arrangement and publication of the information as to the
mineral production. The statistics
colic 'led as to the mineral production should be arranged to show
every useful fact in regard lo every
producing mine at a glance. They
should be published monthly and a
general summary should be given
to the newspapers of the whole
world at the end of each month
through the Associated Press.
Johannesburg set the pace for
this work through its chamber of
mines. The conditions attending
the development and operation of
a mine to a dividend-paying basis
in the Transvaal are not to be compared with those obtaining in British Columbia, yet the chambe. of
mines has been instrumental,
through its systematic, detailed and
reliable statistics, in bringing about
the investment of ^250,000,000 in
that region in nine years. Its success has been obtained through the
absolute confidence which the European investor reposes in its integrity. Its report for the year 1898
shows a total production ol £if>r
044,135 in gold.
The good work of Johannesburg
has been tnken ns an example by
the Central Canada chamber of
mines at Winnipeg, which has reproduced some of the reports of
the Johannesburg chamber. If
British  Columbia does not wish to j
he distanced in the race, it must
improve its methods after the same
pattern.
 — —.—.	
Stralhcona's Horse bottled up
the Boers by marching 200 miles
through a hostile country from
Standerton to Komatipoort and
blowing tip the railroad* Thus
they cut off the Boers' retreat into
Portuguese territory and ensured
the capture of the rolling stock, all
Of which was west of the wrecked
bridge.
The legislature * has plenty of
work cut out for it undoing the
blunders of the Semlin-Cotton government in regard to the election
law and the license law. There is
no law under which liquor-sellers
can be compelled to pay license
outside of incorporated cities. The
voters' lists are encumbered with
absentees, aliens and corpses.
There are' times when suicide ia
justifiable for women. Such was
the case with the women in the legations at Pekin who. prepared
themselves for the worst with a
supply of poison.
Of the $3,493,200 voted by the
Dominion parliament lor railroad
subsidies, British Columbia, which
needs them most, gets only $96,-
000. • ft *
Those cheery optimists who have
repeatedly said that the South African war'was practically over received another setback when news
camp of the disaster at Nitrals Nek.
Fresh from his campaign in
South Africa, Lieut.-Col. Herchmer
will resume command of the Northwest mounted police.
The two Dutch presidents  without republics will form a companion
picture to the  kings  without kingdoms  who formerly loafed around •
Europe.
SENDS A MESSAGE
Conger Sends a Message to Washington and Asks For Relief.
Washington, July 20.—The Chinese minister has just received a
cipher cable from Minister Conger.
It is in the state department cipher
and is transmitted through the
tsung li ytien and the Shanghai tao
tai. It contains about 50 words
and is signed in English with the
name Conger. The' minister has
taken it to the state department.
At 2:40 a. m. Minister Wu handed the Conger message to Secretary
Hay. No doubt was expressed by
state department officials as to the
authenticity of the message. Mr.
Conger's message is as follows:
"In British legation. Under
continued shot and sheil from Chinese troops. Quick relief only can
prevent general massacre."
The message is not dated, but it
is understood it was sent from
Pekin on the 18th.
Belle te the  tie****., 4ll-.h_.nll>
Washington, July 20. —State department officials do not accept tbe
conclusions reached by some of the
London officials that Minister Conger's dispatch is an old one, which
had been intercepted by Chinese officials. While they refuse to make
public the text of the message sent
by Secretary Hay on July 11 to Mr.
Conger through Minister Wu, they
state that the message received today is a satisfactory reply. It is
further pointed out, in support of
the authenticity of Mr. Conger's
message, that the bombardment of
which he speaks did not begin, according to all accounts, until July 6,
although the legations had been besieged and attacked prior to that
time, but not with artillery.
lv  lumicdlalv H«ll«r
Washington, July 20.—Secretary
Lang has sent the following cablegram to Admiral Remey:
"Conger telegraphs thai he is un-
de- tire in British legation. Use
and urge every means possible for
immediate relief."
■M
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■'
Having no more governorships to
steal, the Kentuckians have taken
to the luci ative industry of train
robbing. Mil!   TIIE NILIERTOMH.
'atcrday,  Jui.y28. 1900.
LABOR     AND   COMFORTABLE
ROOM*-r-TABLE    UNSURPASSED    IN    THR
NORTHWEST.
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ITM.IKUBP KVEJtV   SATt'SOAY   AT
SILVEKTON, B. 0.
.11ATHKSON BROS.,    I_<llt<_r» & Prop*.
Watches,
Clocks and
Jewelery.
PiaeWatea E-pairing a   .NpeeiallT
All Work Left at The Ltkeviev
Hotel, Silverton, will he f»rw.ir«l-
ed and promptly attended to.
SUHSCRIITION RATES:
TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.
Advertising rates will be minlo known
upon application at this ollice.
IF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS DUE
g*«««*Q   OR   IN  ARREARS    A
1 ("
BLUE CROSS WILL
BK FOUND IN THIS
SQUARE. SUBSCRIPTION ARE
PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. PRICE
TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.
3888888888888888888888881
nmuju. OUTCROPPIIKGS.
muuuuuuauumi
manhood of your sons who have
crossed the prairies and settled in this
province, hoping by their industry to
mako ii a home fit for other Canadians
to follow tbem. For so surely if you
do not help them in this struggle you
will surely find them in a short time
on the level of a Jap or have them
tramping back eai-t hoboes and tramps.
This is extravagant language Lut
fully warranted. Already th» fisheries,
the canning factories, the lumber
woods, the mills and the places of
thousands of artisans are filled with
Japs, to the exclusion of the whites.
And there seems ro limit to the
demands of this late immigration
No white laborer feels secure in his
work, not knowing at what time he
will bo called upon to compete with
thia cheap living class ot labor. We
hope that the trouble on the Fraser
will act ns an eye-opener to thr
balance of the Dominion,
SANDON, BO.
».
THE* ^
ARWNQTOX'
Conveniently Situated near
Railway Station and Wharf.
GOOD SERVICE COMFORTABLE
. ROOMS.
Some of the best strikes in this district last year were made within a
short distance of town, on ground that
prospectors had been running over
since first the camp was struck.
When we say ground that bas been
run over, we mean exactly what we
say. Prospectors have put their packs
on their backs and hurried over the
ground near town, trying apparently
to see how fur np into the high mountains they could go before the running
out of their grub forced them to return to town;
This may be scouting a country but
assuredly it is not prospecting it for
mineral. Prospectors must take their
time in going over the country; when
«igns of mineral are found a little digging should be done. Men willing to
work systematically will be well repaid
for their time by the discoveries they
will make, and they need not necessarily go far to make them. Heretofore tbe rule bas lieen with our prospectors to condemn the country and
pass on unless pay-ore could be found
sticking up oul of the ground, but late
discoveries have shown that some of
our beat ore bodies did not stick out
of the ground like a soie thumb but
were capped with poor quartz or covered more or less deep with wash, and
British Columbia fur tbe fiscal year
1898-9 received 183,263 as her share
of tlm poll tax on 4,300 Chinamen
—ahe also got the Chinamen. The
balance of tbe Dominion received
from the same source $161,837—and
no Chinamen to speak of. The time
is coming when the expense of getting
rid of these Chinese will tax the
resources of the Dominion and thank
the Lord the eastern provinces will
then be made to pay for the privilege
of robbing British Columbia now.
ing members of the Kaslo Football Club
being at present out in the MUs, the
Kaslo team will be uuable to play here
on the appointed date. Robt M_ Knox,
iheir secretary, has written asking that
•i postiuiimeiit until August 13th be allowed. The local players havo agreed to
this.
Kaslo will undoubtedly bring over a
strong team with them, but the boys
lure feel full contldenee in themselves.
Kaslo, Nelson ami Silverton are the
utroiitf trams of the district, with Silver-
ahead, the team irom here having won
from Kaslo acd being tied with Nelson.
Iii the Sloean League series, Kaslo has
won two games and lost one, Sandon
bus lost three straight games—two by
defanlt-and Silverton baB won two and
has two vet to play, both home games.
Sandon is scheduled to play here on
August tt, but no word has been received
as to their intentions. They have recently added son e new material to their
team, which is now said to bo a strong
one.
Several have tuken up onr suggestion
of a Football Tournament for Labor Day
and the idea is being canvassed on the
streets. Unless the Tournament would
clash wilh somo of Sandon'* plans it will
doubtless come off.
FOOTBALL NOTES.
On account of a number of the piny-
/fir-   ,w  £*,?  *ssks7L*M*    tt*.    ******
Silverton
TUE' MAIN TRAIL RUNS PAST THE DOOR OF
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A FIRST-CLASS BILLIARD ROOM ON THE PREMISES
BAR   FURNISHED WITH THK   BEST   BRANDS OF
AND CIGARS,
HEADQUARTERS FOR MINING MEN.
MAIN STREET,   -   -   - SLOCAN, B. ft
Mm, I.iqvojj
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Bread
Ties and Cakes Made to Order.
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axative
Meets every Saturday  in  the Union
Hull In Silverton, iit7_.IO K M.
Vt. Horton,
President.
J. II. Eliiolt,
Financial-Secretary
To Cure a  Cold  In   One Day
Contains    The * New   Ingredient.
/StaTole,
GOOD SADDLE AND PACK  HORSES  FOR   HIRE   AT   UKAi-OVikii
KATES A GENERAL FREIGHT AND TRANSFER lll'SIM ss Doxy
Outside Parties Desiring Horses in Silverton
Can Have Them Reserved Hy  Writing To—    •*-• P- MeDONAIJ),
t t t t ♦ ♦ t PILVKRTQ.V, . . n|f
THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFICTURINUO?
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MINING MACHINEml
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At All Druggists.
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FOR COUGHS  AND COLDS.
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rn;sDBR?ON& GKrHiN;i,
SLOOAN CITV,	
Paul's.
BO.
Dining   Room   under the eharge of
\Ji_wUa Carlisle.
Tables supplied with all the dolieacies Iwen oa]y exposed after careful search
of the season. * an** much labor.
Taking for instance that section of
th i country lying nn the Oalena Flats,
the greater part of which had been
located for years on the strength of the
showing on the Galena Farm. Until
last summer practically nothing was
done on the properties beyond the bare
assessment, many indeed having been
merely restaked to avoid even that
much work. Last summer, being an
idle one for most of our men, more
attention was paid to these nearby
properties, with the result that several
important strikes were made. The
same can be said of the lakeshore properties between here and New Denver,
We venture the prophecy that
within a radius of five miles from this
town there are more rieh ledges yet to
be discovered than have as yet been
found in the whole of the Slocan, and
it only needs the right kind of prospecting to find them.
YOU
Win have a
postcard from
me
General
Mining
Supplies.
Full Line     Lumber,
Dry & Mixed Sash and
Paints.        I Doors.
McCallum eSs Co.,   SIooanB. O.
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AND   BP-TO-PAIX,
ita
us soon as Fruit reaches
lowest figures.
Don't   preserve   any until
then.
J. I. Mcintosh,
Silverton, B.C.
CAXADIAIV
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Imnerial
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oat   Chang*. It  la a Mild
Vaitlbttled truln, iuxurlonaly
• quipped for tha comfort **A
cnnvaalaaea or rhuaogeva.
A»k /onr flrkndl who hay*
tra .11.4   an It, ar iMrtii
W. V. ANDERSON,
Trav. Pass. Agent, Nelson
A.3.GOYLK.
A Gt. 1\ Agent, Vanetmvtc
If some of the eastern Mongolian
lovers could only have seen tbe parade
of the Fraser river fishermen the other
dav, it would have done much to ft
them thinking. When the whitcmen
paraded to show their strength 500
strong and the Jspanese made »
counter demonstration 3000 strong or
six to onr*, what a lesson it would
have been to cur eastern friends.
Poor white man, what a pitable sight
it is to see Canadians in their own
country, made an object of ridicule by
the yellow men of Asia, but British
Columbia is fast becoming a country
foreign to the rest of Canada in
speech, blood and religion as it is
possible for the Japs to make it
Wake up people of eastern Canada
out of your Rip Van Winkle sleep,
brush the cobwebs out of your eyes
and stretch out the helping hand to
your struggling brethetn who are
lighting single banded to preserve tbe
fairest provinoe in your Dominion as
a free wbiteomn's country,
At the present time thc oriental
emigration to British Colombia ii
greater than the immigration from tbe
whole of the British Isles to the
Dominion. Do something for your
country's sake to stop this continual
flow of Japs into Canada. Make one
e.Tut   for   the   preservation   of    the
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