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I». BURNS «soo
Silverloh, Nelaon, Trail, Ymir, Kaslo, tiendoa,
New Denver, Cascade.City, Grand Porks, Sirdar
'Midway Kai Greenwood.
HEA.D  OFFICE ...*... NELSON, B. 0.
Are You Looking Far
Stylish goods?
MPJKtlRR,   Thr Tailor:   Nikorion, B. <'.
It is nothing
*   but fair
EsTAUI.ISIIKl) in Nki.hon "1890.'
TolfiHySUau mzlmm \m
ihat I have jut returned Trow a purchasing trip in the Last, i m
pleased to Id yoH know that I bave
selected the very latent up-to-date goods in new designs, siieli as Never be
fore been showi iu this country. All goods bought here are guaranteed
Al quality aud prices are such as wiN compete with Eastern market,
Worit isbeing doneonthoQueenFraction,
J. M. M. Benedum liar recommenced
work on his Slocan City properties.
Col. James McNaught, one of tlie principal owners of the Alpha, who Is fceav-
■ily Interested is other mining properties
aroond here, is expected here shot tly.
Amongthe anivals In town thin week
Is John R. Fyfe, of Shipley, Yorks, England, who comes herefrom Mexico. Mr
Fyie is the engineer for the lEmily 'Edith
unfll-r the new company,
The Fisher Maiden cluim, upon which
thousands of dollars have been expended for development, was restaked laat
week by some wide-awake party. The
owners had overlooked the recording of
the assessment work.
W. Horton and Malcolm Nicholson
Are tlriying a 'tunnel on the Condor
Group for the owners. The tunnel is
now in about 30 feet and will 1* driven
at least sixty feet deeper. It is the intention of the owners of the Condor to
fully develope their property and work
on it will be pushed from new on.
Messte. Gillette and Copp laft early
this week to begin woik on the Silverton
Boy and Rusty, a couple ol Haskin creek
properties with fine sbowiugs. They
purpose putting in a month testing then
if it-pant* out up to their expectation*
they will continue tbe work on it during
the balance of the season.—Trout Lake
Assessment work lias just been completed on the Home Run and Silver Reef
claims on Twelve Mile creek. In'doing
tbis Work a.fine showing of rich galena
ore was exposed. The owners, B. Kneebone, Al. Wilds and Pete Siunott are
contemplating doing considerablcfurther
development work on the claims tbis
Private 'letters received here from
those irom here wbo joined the Cape
Nome rush, one aod all express tbe disgust of ths writers over their wild-goose
chase. OT. F. Yate* writes thai tl'"
company for which be went north is
about to recall al! its men, so mnch are
thev disappointed with tfhe diggings.
The setting hen sometimes catches the
The work being done on the Storm
olaim is«howingup that property with
every shot. There.ie now in lhe face of
the working tunnel over IX inches of ore,
the character of which is improving as
depth is gained on the ledge. There yet
remains nearly 100 feet of tunnel to bc
driven before the face reaches a
below where the surlooe strike of
ore was made.
future of tbo mine.
This week two ol the principal baokers
ol tbe Oraves Syndicate visited Silverton
and made an examination of tho Rockland, with which they express themselves well satisfied. Tbey were A.I.
White, Montreal, and H. 0. White, An-
nesbury, Mass.
The former, Mr. A. L. White, is an
old schoolmate of landlord Thorburn.
The Lone Star Group, whicli Is
situated almost within the townsite.
limits of Silverton, Is bonded by Walter
C. Adams of Slocan City. Tlie Lone
Star la a silver-lead property and hss
had considerable work done opon it, an
ore shute of rich galena on has been
•exposed on tbe enrface and stripped for
nearly 100 feet, it 4s situated * short
distance up Hume creek which emptiej
into Four Milo at the edge of the town-
site. Mr. Adams will push development work upon tbe property aad men
have already heen pat 'to work. The
Lone Star haa a good showing of high-
grade ore and gives promise of soon
becoming a shipping proposition.
Shipments  of are fr.wn Silverton for
the year 1809. totaled 1093 Tons.
All other Lake pointa 1885    "
The shipment   ot ore   (ran   Slocan
Lake points, np io and including  the
present week, from .Tan. 1, ,1900.
From Bosun Landing.                   Tons.
Bosun  900
From New Denver
Hartney 20   j
CaiHslla  7
From Silverton Tons.
Emily Edith 20
Hewett 70
Vancouver    40
Wakefield, (concentrates) 500
Galena Mines       20
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise  720
From tilocan "City
Arlington     300
Black Prince ...   60
Kilo 20
Robert F. Green, M. P. P., haa been
making an extended lour of his constituency, making himself thoroughly familiar with tbe requirements of the Ridi g
in view of the promised 'liberal appropriations soon to be made.
On Thursday Mr. Green spent several
boars in Silverton, being seen while here
by tbe local managers of 'The Rockland
and Hewett mines. Both of these gentlemen represented to Mr. Green the
necessity of wagon roads to I heir properties, Mr. Hsmilton, manager of the
Rockland, gave assurance of the good
faith of his company hy pledging them
to bear one half the expense of the 'construction.
In the evening Mr. Green left (or sloean, parsing through liere again yesterday on his way to the coast.
New York..Duly 11).—Bar Silver, 61c
Lake copper,  $16 50.
Lead—The firm that fixes the selling
price for minera and em ..Iters quotes lead
at $3.95 at the close.
A sad accident occurred at the Needlea
near Burton Citv, on tbe 9th inst., in
which A. Mulrhead, at Naknsp, lost his
life in a gallant attempt to save a child
from drowning. A picnic was being
held on the banks of Indian creek, a
swiftly running mountain stream, and
littlo Lindsay Sashaw, while playing
near tl.e water, lost his balance and fell
in. Muirhead Immediately sprang in
after him, aad although the little one
was caught aod rescued a short, distance
down stream, Muirhead himself was not
seen again until his body was recovered
some four boars after.
The deceased lenves a wife and
child to mourn his heroic death.
John Tinling, Wm. Hunter, George
Fairbairn and Win. Thompson left on
Wednesday for Coffee creek, where Ihey
will inspect the Col. Sellers Group and
make arrangements fur the doing of
considerable development work upon
that property this season. The Col.
Sellers Group is considered one of the
best properties in that section. The
ledge has been traced for along distance
and the ore'is very high grade assaying
from 200 to 1500 ounces in -silver to the
ton. The properly is situated near the
head of the creek and high up on the
side of tlie mountain.
Aa it seems hardly probable that Sandon will be in a position to celebrate
Labor Day this year, as has been done so
successfully in the past, tin y would not
object to ■Silverton using (be date this
year for a Football Tournament. Out ol
seven matches played this year, only
one has been played on Silverton's field.
Certainly some home games must bo
•played. Nelson and Slocan now owe return games, while a Ssndon eleven
could certainly be counted upon to attend. If sufficient notice be given and a
good prise hung up It is quite likely that
Revelstoke and Trout Lake would also
send their crack teams down. Let our
football boys and citi?i_uis take bold and
see what is in tbe idea.
Joc»9*j I>Q'v©r,
.During the week there has been
shipped .irom Silverton five carloads of
ore ar 100 tone, all of which has been
consigned to tbe Trail smelter at Trail.
Four carloads of this ore was produced
by the Wakefield Mines and comprised
two carloads of clean ore and two of
(tonceut'tttcs. The Vancouver mine
sent oat a car of clean ore on Wednesday. This weeks shipments of ore
brings up the total of Silverton's ore
shipments for the present reason np to
060 tons, not a bad showing for a young
oamp like Silverton where most of our
properties are only being developed.
Everyone connected with tbe company
operating tbe Rockland mine, who has
examined tbe mammoth ledge on the
property, has been impressed with the
wonderful showing being made and express their unbounded confidence in ilir
■Clouds gather'round the little  isle,
And darkly glooms the foe,
Stem faces meet without a smile
And England's pride lies 'low.
But darker frowned the-cloads of -fate,
And fiercer war's array
When he—above all soldiers great—
Napoleon stood at bay.
Corunna's dismal day soon yields
To Waterloo's blight fame;
The -victor ot a hundred fields
Is henceforth but a name.
And blacker yet that distant year,
When the Armada sailed—
Vet before hearts that knew not fear
The haughty Spaniard failed.
The years may come, the vears may go,
Each tells the self-same tale:;
Aud none shall see the Red Cross low
Or English valor fail.
Acrosa the world she sends her son s
To every sea and shore,
And always thus the .record runs,
"We've gained one victory more."
And she that tamed the Russian bear
And quelled the pride of France.
Who chased ihe Mahdi to his lair
And broke tbe Arab's lance,
She fears not how Ihe wild boar's rage,
Nor how the heathens 'fight,
For victory still from age to one.
Crowns England  in her might'!
—Anglo-Saxon In Toronto Ncrll.
Extracts   From   Various Soirees.
The M. P. who took ocoaasion to remark in a recent debate at Ottawa that
Lieut. Borden was being shielded from
danger because ot his father's position,
still now be sorry that he made the ill-
advised and spiteful remark.
Ths Senate, which ot late bad remained
torpid, showed-that it sii 11 could sting by
throwing out several measures during
the dying hours of the lost Session. The
value of-this second Chamber ol age
stricken politicians is daily vanishing
and day by day the number of those wbo
favor the abolition of the Senate Is gradually growing. Before long there will
bo no place for fossilised failures outside
of tlie Post Office department.
Nelson railroad officials are not to bu
trifled with. We notice in The Tribune
thatF. W. *et«-s, with three O. P. R.
accomplices, says he will shoot (our lawyers.
Good name is much .to man; to woman
it is everything. To rob a woman of her
good name is a crime (or which no fitting
punishment can be devised. For a
woman to peril ber own good aame,
even < :ar«>lesaly or through ignorance, is
social suicide, seldom lived down. Fair
fame is a jewel to be guarded against tbe
slightest breath of censure, as once
dimmed its pristine brilliancy can never
be regained.
Seven years ago a western farmenhune-
his vest in tbe barn yard:; a calf chewed
the pocket in the garment in which was
a gold wntch. One day the animal, a
staid o'd cow., was 'butchered for beef,
and the watch was found in such a position between -tlie lungs of the cow that
tbe process of respiration—tiiu closing in
and tilling of tlie longs—kept tbe stem-
winder wound up, snd the watch had
lost but four minutes<in the Raven years. J
The watch can be seeu by any who may
be soeptical.
The list of the various party nominees
for the coming   campaign among   our
southern neighbors is a long one.    Unless the gold democrats and the Carl
Schurc anti-imperialists put  up White
House yearners cf their own the list will
he as follows:
Preeldeut—William McKinley. Ohio.
Vice-President—Theodore   Roosevelt,
New York.
President—William   Jennings  Bryan,
Vice-President—Adlai   E.   Stevenson,
People's Tarty(Middle of-the-Road.)
President—Wharton Barker, Pennsylvania.        Vice-President— Ignatius
Donnelly, Minnesota.
People's Party (Fusion.)
President—William   Jenuing   Bryan,
Vice-President—Charles    A.   Towne,
Social Democratic-
President—Eugene  V   DeliH, Indiana.
Vice-President—Job Harriman, California.
Preaident—John G. Woo I ley, Illinois.
Vice President—Henry   P.   Metcalfe,
Rhode Island.
United Christian-
President—Rev. 8. C. Swallow, Pennsylvania.       Vice-President—Valeutine
Last year he stood where lyric boughs
And April spells had hold on him;
Last year he whispered lover's vows—
Now Afric clods lie cold on him.
A grateful country names hia name,
Brave words ore writ in praise for him;
But one'lone maid, unheeding fame,
I Kith aorrow all her days for him.
—Emily M'Miiims In Canadian Mag izlr.e
At prsrent the town is well filled np
with strangers.
Service will be held in the Church on
Sunday July 22nd, at.S.r. It.
John Keen is in Victoria endeavoring
to get his old job iu Kailo back.
Bokn: In Silverton, on the 13th inst,
to lhe wife of B. F. McNaught, a sin.
GotoR. G. Duigle's for fresh (rntta
and confectionary.  Nc.tr Postoffice.*
Al. Reeves underwent'the boiling process at tho Halcyon Springs this weak.
W. J. Twiss did business bere on Tuesday, writing several policies for our di*
Mining Inspector McGregor accompanied by Mrs. McGregor, spent Snndsy
and Monday in town,
Jas. I. Mcintosh lias made a trip
through the Crows Nest Paas, taking in
the main-towns en route.
J. MoRobbie, who has been prospecting the land aromwl Red Deer, Alberta,
(or a ranch location, retorned oo Monday.
Surveyor Moore is expected ihere in
the near future to go over the .proposed
routes of the various-wagon roads naked
for in the district (rom the legislature.
Our subscribers will oblige by examining the square at the head of oar editorial column. Should* blue cress be
inscribed therein it is an invitation to
pay up.
All   work   in the Jewelry Repairing
line, lelt at the Silverton Drugstore, wiFI
be promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
the well-known Nelaon jeweler.    All re
pairs are ooaiianticsi. for onx yka'r. *
Tbe practise of running a newspaper
bill and then refusing to -take tbe paper
lout of the-poet -office as «oon as n request
for payment is made has seat more than
one man to tlie place where good intensions sre used for paving blocks.
Hetfitt Bostock M. P. has announced
tbat he will not contest any British Colombian riding in the approaching general election. As far as'Silverton is concerned Mr. Bostock.is a.myth. Although
he has represented up for four years, he
has never been once Within the town
Some differences among oar citizens,
a-ising from a too liberal indulger.ee in
booze last Tuesday, made some work for
Squire Sproat and enriched the Provincial Treasury'to the extent of $40 00. It
seems a pity that the law should be
called into play in cases like this, which
are of rare occurence in ihis hamlet and
could be easily remedied among tbe parties concerned as soon as the whisky
fumes are dissipated.
July-3-iHead Light, Glacier ek. GT
Eves. Northern Light, same. LD Wal-
(ord. HR Hewer.
6—Wonderdil. Trout ck,L A Thurston.
Balmora', Carpenter ck, N Bfacdoaht.
Star Spangled Banner, same, J J Grant.
Balmont, Parne Mountain, J M Dounnllv
9—June  Slower,   Eight  Mile,   W /F
Liebscher, J C Butler.
Grace, Four Mile, F F Liebscher, D Salk
JO—Sunlight, near Dawn Centre J
18—Lincoln, Curpcnterck. A C Vau-
Moerkerke. Expert, Carpenter ck. H
16—Troy. Four Mile. M .Manley. St
Helena. Four Mile, I. M Knowles.
Nellie Fr, near Dolly Varden,  If Niven.
17—Jennie C, n Queen Boss, T Gordon.
July 5—Cubs, Sarah Jane, Aurora,
Minnehaha, Black Grouse, Champion,
International, Excelsior, Fourth of Julv.,
C J Gertrude, ti—Sampson, I X I. Wrm
Wonderful Fr, Revelstoke, Sylvanitc.,
Harinev. MiiiiH.l.n.ia. lenuie. Evening,
Violet. Violet Kr, K .!', Knob Hill.
OrysUfl Gem, Trio Fr. 7—Little Joint.
Freddy I_ee Fr. Ruby, Little Daisy,
Golden, Etna Fr, Dalkeith. 9—Satisfaction, Lone Star No ft, Sandow, Shareholder 10—Ma« ppa, Denmark No 2.
11—Keywest, Boll Fr, Rio Fr. Concan-
ken, Gypsy Queen, Minnie Clark,
Admiral. 12—Bonnie Jean, Highlander,
Perseverance, Ruby, Ruby Fr, Mav,
Rosedale, Corning. 13-Bell Smith No
'2 Kr, Morning Sun, Shogo, Shandon
Bells, Old Tom Moore, Ida. Maria. 14 -
Furneas. 10—Boulder. I X L, Snowbird.   17—St Lawreuce, Arden.
July 6-Knob Hill, \, M I. Nicholson
to W G Gradv, May 14.
9—Big Timber, Ut A 3 Havwf.nl to
M R W Rathborne, May 30.
10—Action against Dolly Varden,
Ensign, Archie, Black Fov dlsmisswl,
March 5.
M—Big Timber, )'%, W B Steele to F
Steel, June.21
Silver Leaf, \, A Erskin to E C Brit-
ton, May 31 Pinto and Ideal Fr, *■;,
each, C S Rashdall to T Ariaon, ft
Clever, R H-Crawford, Jf Sliernn. Julv U
17—Sunrise, bond, M Kirlin and A
Waddell to K M Saudi lands, June 21.
cmmrtr.\TKs or imirovk.mb.nts
Julv 13—Anchor. Bessie, Number Or«
Number Two, Black Colt. VETERANS HOME
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Invalided Canadian Soldiers Arrive at
By Associated Press.
Quebec, July 14.—The steamer
Parisian with the invalided Canadians on board arrived here this
morning and the men were accorded
a warm welcome by the cittzens of
Quebec. The men are loud in
praise of the treatment accorded
them by the British authorities
from South Africa to England, and
England to Quebec. They state
that their reception in England
could not have been more hearty
than if it had been Lord Roberts.
As to the hospital accommodation
in South Africa, they agree that it
was far from being satisfactory and
thought much suffering and probable loss of life had been entailed in
consequence, but they added that,
in a great measure, this could not
be helped, as the resources of the
service were overtaxed owing to the
excessive number of sick and
wounded. Many and many a time
they were hungry, but they never
complained, because they wanted to
uphold the honor of Canada.
They were ready to go to China,
if their services were required, but
as to South Africa, some of the
members did not consider that
country could be compared to some
of Canada's back yards.
Private Bath, of Halifax, who
suffered a sunstroke, is ia an unfortunate condition. While physically strong, his mind i.s unbalanced. He is suffering from the hallucination that he is going to fight
the Boers again and that Quebec is
Cape Town.
The men have been taken to the
citadel, where they will recuperate
before starting for home.
mother's arm and lodged in the
father's stomach. The father and
mother are coming to the hospital
for treatment.
At the annual meeting of the
board of trade, the northern trade
was discussed and it was suggested
that a conference be held at Nanaimo to deal with that matter. Hon.
Sir H. Joly spoke.
Attack od the Native City Repulsed
With Heavy Loss.
Will Kiulgratc lo   United state..
Capetown, July 16.—When war
in South Africa is over, ten
thousand Boers, chiefly naturalized
citizens of the Transvaal, will emigrate to the United States. Irish
Americans are arranging the preliminaries for this movement. The
latest Machadorp advices state that
President Kruger will refuse to
surrender until his supplies are exhausted.
It   appears   probable that Canada's participation  in the South African   war will  prove the first step
in the permanent enrollment of Canadian soldiers in the imperial army
The   soldiers   who   have returned
home are already expressing their
willingness to go to   China, sailors
on the coast are deserting to  enter
the naval service and altogether the
war spirit is  abroad.    The colony
of Victoria has set  the example by
offering to send a  warship with a
contingent of marines to China and
the offer has been   accepted  by the
imperial government.    The Toronto
Globe suggests that the government
should be   prepared to take similar
action by obtaining power from parliament belore adjournment.
Canada has a far more direct selfish interest in the affairs of China
than she had in the South African
war, and British Columbia has
more interest in these affairs than
any other part of Canada. A maritime province must look to the sea
as its great highway and to the land
beyond the sea as its market. Its
I ront door opens on the sea, its
hack door to the' interior. China
lies opposite to our front door and
to the development of its vast resources, and to the trade which will
follow such development, we must
look for the growth of our coast
cities. Now that China has thrown
down the gauntlet to all the European powers by murdering their
ambassadors and all of their subjects within her borders, there will
be no truce until the crime is punished and the rights of foreigners in
China are thoroughly secured.
When that has been done, the de
velopment of China will go forward
with redoubled speed and British
Columbia will reap a rich share of
the profits,
Their Fon-ea are ilawril Near Pretoria
and Draw t'loaer
New Vork, July 16.—A Herald
dispatch from Pretoria, dated July
14, says the Boers continue massing
from 10 to 20 miles outside the
Magallesburg range, near Pretoria.
Their laagers now extend from the
Delagoa Bay railway across the
Warsburg line westward. The enemy's total strength is probably
about 10,000 men with many guns
The inaction of the British has given
the enemy confidence. The Boers
raiders creep closer and do much
W. T. R. Preston, in a letter to
the London Times, protested
against proposed imperial aid to
South African emigration ss an injustice to the other colonies and
suggested as an alternative a conference of imperial and colonial
representatives to work out a
scheme of state-aided colonization
for all.
Eventful Voyage of U. S. Revenue
Gutter McCulloch.
Port Townsend. Wash., July 14.
—The United States cutter McCulloch has arrived from Dutch Harbor with a lieutenant in chaage and
an insane captain under guard, antl
towing a disabled steamer.
The first day after sailing, Capt.
Healy came on deck and, alter giving some orders relative to handling
the ship, made an attempt to leap
overboard into the sea. He was
seized by several of the crew and
taken to his cabin, where a guard
was placed over him.
During the night he secured a
medicine bottle unobserved by the
guard and, breaking it, used apiece
of the glass in severing a blood vessel in his left arm. Before much
blood had been lost, the guard discovered what had been done and
Lieut. Thompson dressed the
Upon arriving here, Capt. Healy
was taken to the marine hospital
and put in a strait jacket, where he
will be retained until the department
can be communicated with.
The McCulloch picked up the
steamer Nome City ua% miles west
of Flattery and towed her to this
port. She had lost three blades
from her propellor. The Nome
City had 20 passengers.
■or Willi ClUH KIliaMUlerau.l Wound,
■oth F»r.ni.
Victoria, July 14.—A sad tragedy-
occurred at Coldstream last night.
The eleven-year-old son of R. Mc-
Clure, keeper of the waterwoiks
at Goldstream, was handling a loaded rifle. It discharged, the bullet
passing through his eight-year-old
sister,   killing  her,   through    the
French absinthe manufacturers
propose to establish factories on this
continent and push the sale of their
product. It is one of the most pernicious beverages ever invented,
destructive to the brain and nerves,
and should only be sold by druggists
and be marked "poison" in big red
The dark side of the picture of
gold-hunting on the Yukon was
shown by the arrival at Vancouver
on the steamer Amur of seven persons who had become insane
through disappointment, melancholy due to isolation and other
The British troops are growing
footsore chasing President Steyn's
cabinet across the veldt.
Tientsin, July 13, via Chefoo 15,
and Shanghai July 16.—At 2 o'clock
this afternoon seven thousand of
the allied troops were attempting to
storm the walls of the city. The
attack began at daylight. It's success is doubtful. The Chinese on
the walls are estimated conservatively at 20,000. They are pouring
a terrific hail of artillery, rifle
and machine guns upon the attackers. American, Japanese, British
and French troops are attacking
from the east and
the east. The Americans suffered terribly.
As the Associated Press representative left the field the chief surgeon
of the nineth infantry said it was a
conservative estimate that 25 per
cent of the Americans had been hit.
Colonel Emerson H. Liscum is reported to have been mortally wounded while walking in front his
troops. Officers declared that it
was hotter than Santiago. When
the correspondent left, the Americans were lying in the plain between
the wall and the river, under an enfilading and direct fire. It was
equally difficult for them to advance
or retire. The correspondent counted 300 men wounded, of all nationalities.
II av y Lota or lhe .till"*
Washington, July 16.—The navy
department this morning received
official confirmation from Admiral
Remey of the reverse of the allied
forces at Tien Tsin on the morning
of July 13. The dispatch is dated
Che Foo, July 16, and says:
'•It is reported that the allied
forces attacked the native city on
the morning of the 13th, the Russians on the right with the Ninth
United States infantry and the
marines on the left, The losses of
the allied forces were large—Russians one hundred, including an artillery colonel; Americans over 30;
British over 40; Japanese 58, including colonel; French 25. Colonel Liscum, of the Ninth infantry
was killed, also Captain Davis, of
the marine corps. Captain Lemly,
Lieutenants Buller and Leonard
were wounded. At 7 in the evening the allied attack on the native
city was repulsed with great loss.
Returns are yet incomplete and details not yet confirmed.
«ililueae Can Shoot Ktral«lit
London, July 16,—The Evening
News prints a dispatch dated at
Shanghai today, giving a detailed
account of the attack of the allied
forces on the native city of Tien
Tsin, reported in the dispatch to the
Associated Press dated Tien Tsin,
July 13. According to the Evening
News dispatch, the allies were repulsed and compelled to retire with
a loss of more than 100 killed, the
British losing 40 and the Japanese
60. The Americans and the Russians also suffered heavily. Among
the Americans killed were Colonel
French of the Twenty-fifth infantry,
and Colonel Liscum of the Ninth infantry. A Russian colonel of artillery was also killed. The dispatch
says that the Chinamen fought with
desperation and that their marksmanship was accurate and  deadly.
One Fight Won by Alllee
Washington, July 16.—The Japanese legation has receive J a dis
patch dated Tokio, July 10, stating
that the Russians gu-irding Tien
Tsin were severely pressed and had
called on the Japanese troops for
assistance. A combined attack was
made on the Chinese and the latter
were repulsed. The Japanese lost
two captains killed and 30 noncommissioned officers and privates
wounded. This dispatch probably
refers to one of the early fights at
Tien Tsin.
No HiiMlan Arm> Advam-lnx
St. Petersburg, July 16.—It is
semi-officially denied that 30,000
Russian troops are marching to
Pekin from the north.
Ordered Palltlo.ae.re Killed
Washington,—July  16.—An un
official report has come to the attention of the Chinese officials here,
to the effect that 3000 Chinese offi-
cials at Pekin petitioned Prince
Ttian to protect the foreigners,
whereupon Prince Tuan ordered all
those who united in the petition 10
be killed.
More Troop* Irom I'nltrd Slate*
Chicago, July 16.—The battal-
lion of the Fifth United States infantry, stationed at Fort Sheridan,
has received orders to go to China.
Within two weeks the other two
bataliions ol the regiment are expected Irom Cuba. A week's rest
will be allowed them, and then the
entire reg-iment will start for China.
They Carry Off Many Prizes in the
Sports at Paris.
The Baltimore American sarcastically says: "If any other nation
has any sort of a grievance against
Ui.ssi.uiN from j anybody, now is the time to make
known the fact. A war or two
mote doesn't matter." So si on
after the great peace conference at
the Hague, too. But jeally it
seems as if 'he world has been
crazy to fight ever since it solemnly
declared that itd;dn't want to. —Salt
Lake Tribune.
Ontario farmers want a free postal delivery in the rural districts.
There are a good many places in
British Colurrbia that would be
glad to have mail even once a week,
without the free delivery. To these
Mr. Mn lock should give his attention before he relieves the Ontario
farmers of the necessity of sending
to the postoffice for their mail.—The
It the government can give free
delivery to a number of scattered
farmers, it can certainly give it to
Sooo people concentrated in an area
of three square miles, as in Rossland.
The Japanese' have not only annexed the Fraser river fisheries, but
invaded the interior, being employed at the Kamloops sawmill.
Horrible Fate of the Russian Ambassador at Peken.
New Vork,   July   14.—The
owing dispatch is printed here:
"St. Petersburg, July 11,
Paris, July 13.—The czar has
ceived with great emotion
dreadful particulars of the tragic
catastrophe at Pekin. Tears coursed
down his majesty's cheeks as he
read the cablegram from Admiral
Alexieff, at Port Arthur, confirming
the horrible details of the assassination of M. de Giers, which, merely
in the form of rumor, had already
reached Russia. The admiral declares that the Russian envoy was
dragged through the streets by the
Boxers, Insulted, beaten and tortured, and then thrown into a great
kettle and boiled to death. Then
the remains were thrown to the
dogs. While M. de Giers was disposed of, the fanatical mob danced
around the cauldron.
"Mme. de Giers, Admiral Alex-
ielTs advices declare, suffered a fate
worse than death and was beaten
and tortured with sharp sticks until
life was extinct. The legation officials are said to have been tortured
fiendishly until death ended their
"M. de Giers and his legation officials resisted desperately and his
brave bodyguard killed many of the
attacking mob. In the midst of his
tortures, the envoy is said to have
heroically proclaimed his faith in
Christianity,encouraged by his wife,
who so soon shared his martyrdom.
"The announcement of this intelligence to the relatives of the Russian martyrs in China was accompanied by heartrending scenes.
Count Lamstioreff received the
friends of the murdered ones at the
foreign office and unfolded to them
the tragic story. The scenes of
frenzied terror and grief that followed were unspeakable. The
building of the foreign office was
besieged by an excited throng and
the whole of St. Petersburg is full
of lamentation. Immediately upon
receipt of Admiral Alexielfs report
the czar ordered the cabinet and
council of state to go into session
at once,"
Paris, July 14.—In the first event
for the world's championship, the
110-metres hurdle, A. O. Kraenz-
lein, of the University of Penn-
sylvania, won, McClain, of the University of Michigan, second and
F. G. Moloney, of Chicago university, third. Kraenzlein won rather
easily in 15 2-5 seconds. Richatd
Z. Sheldon, of the New York Athletic club, secured a place for the
finals in the discus-throwing event,
which will be decided tomorrow.
Richard Sheldon, N. V. A. C, J.
C. McCracken, University of Pennsylvania, and Garrett, Princeton,
qualified for the finals in the shot
putting contest. In the final heat
of the 100 metres.Horace F. Jarvis,
Princeton, finished first, Walter N.
Ttwksberry, University of Pennsylvania, second, Stanley Rowley,
champion of New South Wales,
third.    Time, it seconds.
The 800 metres flat race, trial
heats, the first heat was won by
David C. Shiller, Brown university.
In the second heat Diiogue, a
Frenchman, was first, Speide, a
Hungarian, was second. in the
third heat Capt. Cregan, Princeton,
won, Williams second. The first
and second in the heats will compete in the final.
In the 400 metres flat race the
first was won by W. W. Tong,
New York Athletic club, Lees, second. Li the third heat Dixon
Boardman, N. Y. A. C., first, W.
J. Holland second. All the foregoing will compete in the final heat.
Prinstein, Syracuse university,
was first in the long jump with 7
metres, 17^ centimetres. A. C.
Kraenzlein was second and Delaney,
H Frenchman, third.
A Great Hallle Plelure.
Toronto, July 14.—The Globe's
London correspondent cables the
"London,—The press view at
the Graves gallery was held yester-
Three new military paintings by
the famious artist, Calon Wood-
ville, attracted particular attention.
One of them, the "Dawn of Majuba Day, 1900" is o'f peculiar
interest to Canadians. It depicts
the Boer laager at Paardeberg with
the Canadians gathered on the
nearby heights and cheering at the
sound of "cease firing,"after their
famous dash, which brought about
Cronje's surrender.
John Charlton M.P. opposes Chinese restriction because, he says:
"I believe we can reach these people with our elevating Christianizing
agencies better here than in China.
Their coming here is not an unmixed evil. I not regret that there are
10,000 Chinamen in British Columbia."
If Mr. Charlton wants to Christianize the Chinamen, let him take
them to his own piovince and do
•t. He seems to care more for
them than for his white fellow-citizens in this province.
Referring to the movement
against Sunday baseball in Nelson,
the Economist says: "I hope the
baseball enthusiasts will restrain
themselves and not seek to have
the churches closed on Sundays.
There are a great many people in
Nelson who enjoy attending a house
of worship on the Sabbath day, and
it would be nothing short of tyranny
to deny them such privilege."
In the bombardment of the Taku
forts, the allies captured four Chinese torpedo boats. One of these
was allotted to Japan, but Russia
objected and the allies let her have
it. The other allies need commanders with backbones, not with rubber tubes as substitutes for spinal
Democratic papers in the United
States condemn the sending of
American troops to Pekin and attempt a comparison with the sending of a Japanese army to the Vn\*
ted States because some Japanese
were wounded in a riot in Montana
They forget that the United s
government does not shield and"'"
th&assailants and that the ja H
minister was not among th
»use, a
Men in the imperial reserve
are talking of settling in Soulh^
frica and it is proposed, i,lsle,...
sending them home after the'„
the government should send th''''
families out to them and thU| j,"
the nucleus of a loyal mtlitm,    "":
Th- prohibition question hasbj.
shelved by parliament beca
the   resolution states, the «,,,..,
the plebiscite shows  "that the
not an active prohibition  sen J"
sufficiently  pronounced   to justi,
the expectation  that a prohihi''
law could be successfully enforced"
The St. Eugene concentrator J
East Kootenay treated 9000 tons of i
ore and produced 19.17 tons of aJ
centrales in June. This is J^J
exceed the output of any mill •*
either Slocan or Coeur d'Alene.
It is Japan's golden opportunity
a case of everybody out of the areni
now, and a fair   field and no (m \
for either of the  principals.—VaD.
conver World.
The Silvertonian gives the Kelso,
football team a dressing down lot
lack of courtesy and hospitality M
the occasion of the recent visit ol j
the Silverton tetm. Do the Nets*
football players copy Mayor Hour j
ton's manners?
An English cattle dealer ishuyirjj
Canadian live stock and says he I
was induced to do so by the adver-f
tisement Canada received by send.
ing the contingents to South Africa.)
Now let Cecil Rhodes come alonjl
and invest in British Cohimbial
mines for the same reason.
The telephone girls in Seattle anl
on a strike and the whole populatiw |
is taking sides.
Effects of Consolidation of Banks fl
Commerce ind B. C.
The consolidation of the  Hank of
British Columbia  with   the   Canadian Bank of   Commerce   will not
only  make   the    latter   institutioo
second  only to thc Bank of Montreal, but will give ita complete *)'«•
tern ot branches on the Pacific coast I
both   in   Canada and  the   United
States.    The  capital  of the Cans-,
dian   Bank   of  Commerce is no* I
$6,000,000 and that of the Hank of
British  Columbia   $3,000,000.   It)
is understood that the plan of amalgamation provides tliat the capital
shall  be $8,000,000 and that $v j
000,000  be   added to the  resent
fund.    The agreement  for COOK*
dation will be submitted for ratifies-
tion to the shareholders of the Bank
of British Columbia on July 2; and
to those of the   Canadian   Hank of
Commerce on August 20.
The joint banks will have branch'
es in British Columbia at Victoria
Vancouver, Nanaimo, New West*
minster, Kamloops, Nelson, Ro*"
land, Sandon, Greenwood, Crair
brook, Kernie, Fort Steele, Allin
and Bennett. Outside of thi< pn>»*
ince the Canadian Bank of Con*
merce has branches at Skagwi/i
Dawson, White Horse and Seattle,
while the Bank of Britilsh CoinmbU
has branches at Portland and Sao
Francisco. Thus the joint bank
will extend its business from l1"
Yukon on the north to San Francisco on the south. The only Plart
where both banks have branches n
Vancouver, and the Bank of British
Columbin lias a fine builJing there,
the business will probably be con'
tinued there.
The Canadian Bank of Comnierc*
has come to the front as ll"
largest shipper of Klondike Hold'
which it deposits in the Unit*"
States assay office at Seattle.
— ■1 ...*-■■.-,.„ \*jmtmam*miinm     -
It is a strange fact.that nil <he
"mining experts" and for tliat n>»'|
ter mining engineers and practica
mining men generally, in this pr"v'
ince, come" from the UniW*
States or the old country. J"?1
why Canadians do not take W m
profession is more than the I'""1!?"
can understand.-—Lardeau   Eatf"' A GALLANT STAND
Stragglers Tell   Graphic  Details of
- Nitrals Nek Disaster.
Pretoria, July 13.—Details are
now at hand regarding the disaster
to the Lincolnshire regiment on
Wednesday. It appears that five
companies were ordered Tuesday to
proceed and hold the pass through
Magalesburg, in the neighborhood
of Daspoort fort. They arrived in
the afternoon at the pass, where
three companies with two guns took
up a position and camped for the
night, leaving two companies on a
plain south of the pass. The eastern hill was rugged, rocky and inaccessible, but further east apparently approachable from the main
At daybreak the Boers appeared
on the eastern kopje and opened a
heavy fire. Confusion ensued. The
colonel ordered the men to take up
a position on a kopje west of the
gap. From this point a hot fire was
kept up during the entire day. Two
guns under the escort of the Scots
Greys, placed in advance of the
main body, "were captured after a
stout resistance. Nearly every man
was killed or wounded.
A Maxim gun was brought into
action early in the day. The fire
was too hot and the men wers forced
to retire. A sergeant, aided by
seven volunteers, saved the gun.
There was a continuous fire all
along the line, the Lincolnshire
regiment men   replying vigorously.
fought Till Ammunition Failed.
About three o'clock in the afternoon the Boers appeared to the left
of the position occupied by the British. An officer and 15 men attempted to charge them, and 14
men were killed or wounded as the
result. Three companies were
practically surrounded, but they
kept up a steady fire unwaveringly
until towards nightfall, when their
ammunition gave out.
The latest arrival from the scene
states that at the time of his escape
the men were taking a good position under cover and with fixed
bayonets awaiting the approach of
the Boers.
Boera Have Armed Native*.
It is understood upon good authority that the Boers have employed armed natives. Two of the
natives leaped from cover, when a
small'party from the Lincolnshire
regiment stepped up and demanded
their surrender. A soldier stepped
forward and shot both natives dead.
One officer, who succeeded in making his escape, had an encounter
with an armed native.
It is feared that the losses of the
British were numerous. About 30
of the British soldiers straggled
back to camp today. According to
all accounts a great force, is being
assembled to prevent further progress of the Boers.
Commandant Grobler, who commanded the federals at Nitrals Nek,
had four guns.
All Bmer Positions Taken
Pretoria, July 13.—Col. Mahon
reinforced by General French's brigade, yesterday took all the pos i
tions held by the Boers in the
neighborhood of Rietfontein. A
number of Boer dead were found.
The British casualties were trifling.
learned this than he began sending
out these re-assuring dispatches,
which may be paraphased thus:
"Vou need not send troops to
kin to look for your murdered
ambassadors, for you will not find
any corpses. You need not come
here to suppress the Boxers, for
they have all dispersed or been suppressed."
But the powers have not received
a word direct from their ambassadors for weeks and they propose to
learn direct from them what has
been happening at Pekin. If the
legations are alive, they can answer; if they have been murdered,
their dead bodies will give a mute,
but eloquent answer. Then an inquest will be held by the commanders of the allied forces and they will
make it very unpleasant for Prince
Tuan, Dowager Empress Tsi An
and other distinguished people.
The rulers at Pekin counted on
the rivalry of the powers for immunity from punishment. The present harmonious action has frighten-
ened them and they are vociferously exclaiming that they have not
done anything wrong, and that, if
they have, some other fellow did it.
Casualties Among; Mtratli) ouas
Ottawa, July 12.—The general
officer commanding at Standerton
cables the following casualties under
date of yesterday:.
Missing—Acting \Corp. J. Mills;
shoeing-smith J. J. Griffith; Private
S. Simpson; Private N. Gibroy;
Private R. Bourne; Private J. Nor-
It i.s presumed that all of the
above belonged to Strathcona's
Horse. The name of Private C. S.
Strong also appears in the list, but
there is no such name on the nominal role.
Pekin Tragedy Came to a Climax Last
Dewet's Forces Only Held Back by an
Ironclad Oath.
The wires the last few days have
been burdened with assurances that
the foreign legations have not been
murdered, that the buildings have
not been destroyed, that the Boxers
have abandoned the siege and are
being suppressed by the government which had so recently given
them free rein and made common
c-uise with them. All these reports
emanate from Chinese official
sources and nre probably Chinese
These re-assuring reports began
coming about the same time as the
announcement that the powers had
agreed to give Japan a free hand in
sending troops to the rescue. It
appears that Prince Tuan, or whoever is in control at Pekin,no sooner
By Associated  fret*.
Pretoria, July 10.—The British
success at Bethlehem has considerably improved the prospects for
peace, it is said. The whole of the
government of President Steyn of
the Orange Free State, has surrendered except President Steyn himself. The Free State officials, who
are British prisoners, have been allowed to communicate with President Steyn for the purpose of attempting to prove to him the use-
lessness of a continuance of the
struggle which can only produce
bloodshed without any counterbalancing  advantages.
The collapse of the forces of Gen.
Dewet is expected daily. The
Boers here say that the men have
taken a solemn oath never to personally surrender but that they are
beginning to see the unfairness of
sacrificing life to personal wishes.
It is expected that when Gen. Botha
learns ol the defeat of his colleagues
he will gladly enter into conferences looking to the establishment of peace. The need of more
civil administrators is urgent and
the necessity for their appointment
is becoming daily more apparent.
Intelligent administrators with a
knowledge of the people could undoubtedly greatly aid in the future
settlement of difficulties, inasmuch
as a frank feeling in favor of submission is prevalent among the
The Revenue from the nine*
The returns of revenue received
by Gold Commissioner Kirkup in
the first six months of 1900 show
a total for Rossland of $39,-
598.97 derived from miners' licenses,
ore tax, etc., and $140-85 collected
at the registrar's office, making a
grand total of $39i74v82- The
collections from . Greenwood were
$13,146.57 and from Grand Forks
$7,873.70, making a total for the
Boundary country of $21,677.02.
The figures for Greenwood include
those for the period prior to the removal of the office from Midway,
as well as for the sub-offices at
Westbridge, Rock Creek, Vernon
and C amp McKinney.
Washington, July 13.—The department of state has received a dispatch from Consul General Good-
now at Shanghai, saying that the
governor of Shantung wires that
the Boxers and soldiers were bombarding the legations for final attack on July 7. He is extremely
anxious for the safety of the ministers and friendly Chinese in pekin.
The consul adds that fears of the
worst aregenerally entertained.
The state department has also
received a dispatch from Consul
McWade of Canton, saying that the
viceroy Li Hung Chang has engaged quarters upon the Chinese
steamer, Anping, but that the date
of his departure for the north is as
yet undecided.
Goodnow's meaaage i 'onllriued
London, July 13.—A telegram
received at the oflice of the Chinese maritime customs in London
from the governor of Shanghai
Tung is identical with United
States Consul Goodnow's report of
the bombardment of the legations
July 7. The officials here regard
the dispatch as leaving little room
to hope the legations have survived.
MeKlule)' l.lvi'k Up Hope
Washington, July 13.—A short
cablegram received at the state department today from Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai,announcing the beginning of the final attack on the legations at Pekin, terribly depressed the officials here.
All Foreigner* Were Murder* <l.
London, July 13. A news agency
report says that an official message
received in London states that all
the foreigners in Pekin were murdered July 6.
Bad Neu'i Not« onih moil
London, July 13.—The report
sent out today by a news agency of
this city, saying an official message
has been received in London that all
the foreigners in Pekin were murdered on July 6, was said to have
originated at the Japanese legation,
but inquiry there failed to confirm
this. An interchange of inquiries
indicated that none cf the ambassadors and ministers had anything
fresh corroborative of the story.
More Troops irom India
Lord Salisbury presided at a
lengthy cabinet meeting this afternoon, at which, it is understood,
important decisions in regard to
China were reached and that already
instructions had been sent to Simla
to prepare another division, consisting of four British and four In«
dian regiments, with their complements of artillery, for service in
To Oet News from I'hiisit
Washington, July 13.—The Chinese minister, Mr. Wu, has undertaken to get through a cipher message from Secretary Hay to United
States Minister Conger at Pekin,
and to have an answer brought
back, if Mr. Conger is alive. The
message was prepared by Secretary
Hay and its contents are unknown
to anyone save himself. It was
sent to Shanghai with explii.il instructions from Minister Wu to
spare no efforts or expense to get it
in the hands of Mr. Conger.
Mr. Wu forwarded the cipher dispatch, together with an extended
explanatory message of his own, on
Wednesday, and the results are
now being eagerly awaited. It was
soon after Minister Wu presented
the text of the edict issued by the
Chinese imperial government that
Mr. Hay requested him to get
through a message to Ministei Conger. Mr. Wu readily assented.
He suggested, however, thai Mr.
Hay himself should write the message in cipher, as this would be
proof possitive to Mr. Conger of its
genuineness, whereas any open
message to the minister might be
under the suspi:ion of having emanated from the Boxers.
Poo, but no confirmation of the reports has been received.
Reported Defeat of Rebels.
Brussels, July 12.—The Belgian
toreign office has received a cable
dispatch from Shanghai announcing
on Chinese authority that Gen.
Nieh Si Chang has defeated the
rebels near Pekin and has relieved
Prince Chang and Gen. Yung Lu,
who were trying to defend the Europeans.
Amerlea to Hand 5000 Men.
Chicago, July 13.—A  special  to
the   Record   from   San   Francisco
"Orders have come for the camps
at the Presidio to be put in order
for 5000 men. A pack train of 100
mules will be shipped to Seattle today for transportation to China.
The quartermaster's department is
also buying a large number of cavalry horses."
All Christians Nate at Tien Tain
New York, July 13.—Every
white missionary and every native
preacher in the Tien Tsin district
hitherto unaccounted for has reach
ed Che Foo, according to a cable
to the Journal and Advertiser Iron*
the latter city.
Emperor Side* Wilh Boxer*.
St. Petersburg, July 13.—The
latest official advices received here
regard'#g the spread.of the revolution movements in Manchuria adds
but little material information. On
June 24, an edict of the emperor of
China was intercepted. It ordered
the Chinese troops to unite with the
Decision  Affecting Catholics Married
By Protestants.
The only limit in marksmanship
known to the Canadians at the Bis-
ley rifle meeting was the   possible.
French Newspaper Man Proves Equally
Expert With Both.
Montreal July 13.—The decision
ot Bishop Morais yesterday in annulling the marriage of Mr. Delapit,
private secretary to his honor Lieutenant-Governor Jett, to Miss Jennie
Cote, both of whom are Roman
Catholics, married seven years ago
by Rev. W. S. Barnes, pf the Unitarian church in this city, if upheld
by the Rome authorities, will seriously affect the civil status of a
large number of Quebec families
who are Roman Catholics and who
have been married by Protestant
Mrs. Delapit sued for separation,
but the civil courts would not hear
her until the ecclesiastical authorities
had   given a   decis ether,   in
their opinion, a marriage between
Roman Catholics performed by
Protestant    ministers    was    legal.
Bishop Morais' dec'sion, it will
be seen, declares such marriages
null and void in the eyes of the
Roman Catholic church.
Should Rome uphold this view
and the lower courts persist in the
refusal to hear the case, many
Protestant ministers of the province
will be placed in a position liable for
damages lor performing marriages
contrary to law.
a run   was   explained by the man
who saiui
"If you have not the money, I
want it; but if you hnve it, I don't
want it."
When each local banjc stands on
its own bottom and a time ot stress
comes, it is top much occupied with
its own preservation to extend help
to its distressed neighbor in another
town, for it knows not when the
disease called panic may spread to
its own depositors. Thus each one
keeps a tight grip on its own funds
and only exceptionally strong instij
tutions dare help the weaker ones to
tide over.
When it comes to making loans,
the large bank with many branches
can handle a tran$¥ctli_nj of any
magnitude which would bdrheyond
the power of a purely lofial institution. It can also take'a calmer,
more dispassionate view of business
offered than would be possible with
a man having many local ties of
business and friendship, such as
would hamper the manager of a
local bank.
The national banking system of
the United States has many excellent features, but it is tj&t founded
on the principle, "In union there is
strength/' on which the Canadian
system rests. II the number of national banks were reduced to one-
tenth ot what it now is and the
other nine-tenths became branches
ot that one-tenth, its strength would
be increased tenfold.
Paris, July 12.—M. Lasies, the
prominent Nationalist deputy,
whose name has been connected
with the most disorderly incidents
in the chamber of deputies during
the past session, fought a duel today with a newspaper man, M.
Gerault Richard, in a suburb of
Parts. The meeting was the. outcome of an article written by the
latter in the Socialist organ, La
Petite Republique.
In the eleventh round Lasies was
wounded in the right arm and the
duel was stopped.
steamer Bring* *WN).UOO, Moatly Whipped li) tbe Bank*
Seattle, July 11.—The steamer
City of Seattle has returned from
Alaska with $900,000 in gold from
the Klondike. Of the total amount,
dust valued at $800,000 was shipped out by tbe Canadian Bank of
Commerce and the Bank of British
North America, of Dawson, to the
Seattle assay office. Resides this
there was $100,000 of individual
gold. Dawson passengers say the
Klondike cleanup is progressing
Rioting at NIiIk Foo.
Shanghai,   July   13.—Rioting
reported to have occured at
In estimating the strength of China, the great wild area, with its
hunting and trapping population, is
seldom taken into account. China
is an important fur-producing country, which shows the existence of a
backwoods population. The interior
may have many surprises for the
outside world.—Toronto Globe.
William Waldorf Astor has found
that money without manners will
not keep a cad in the front ranks of
English society. The Prince of
Wales resented his inmlt to Sir
Archibald Milner by cutting him
and now he has cancelled his engagements and gone   to Germany.
A life insurance company has
paid money for new evidence of the
truth of the saying: "While
there's life, there's hope." It discounted slightly the policy on the
life of Howard C. Renham, sentenced to death by electricity in
New York for murdering his wife.
Renham got a new trial and was
The impending amalgamation of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce
and the Bank of British Columbia
will mean that every important
town in the province will have a
branch of the second strongest bank
in the Dominion, With its head
offices and many branches in the
eastern cities and with branches all
through the whole vast domain west
of the Rocky mountains, from Daw -
son on the north to San Francisco
on the south, this bank should prove
a powerful lever in promoting the
development of the virgin resources
of the west. It will prove more than
ever the means of transferring capital from sections of the country
where there is a surplus, combined
with a scarcity of openings for
profitable investment, to the sections where the opportunities for investment are boundless but the supply of capital is very limited.
This feature of the amalgamation
brings into strong relief one of the
great virtues of the Canadian banking system as compared with that of
the United States. In addition to
the provisions to secure their note
issues, which make all the banks
secure th>> notes of each individual
bank, the system by which strong
central banks are established with
numerous branches all over the
country reduces the danger of failure
through local causes to a minimum
and at the same time facilitates
large financial transactions which
would absorb the entire resources
of small local banks. By the establishment in Toronto or Montreal of
a bank having branches in every
city, a free flow of capital is kept
up throughout the country. If
Hamilton has a surplus of deposits
and Rossland offers an opportui.ity
to make good loans in excess of the
funds locally available, the transfer
of funds Irom Hamilton to Rossland
is a simple matter under this system.
Further than this, suppose the
failure of the wheat crop in Manitoba should cause heavy losses at
Winnipeg. If the banks ther*_ were
purely local institutions, general
loss of confidence would cause a run
such as might break them. But
prosperity in tbe lumber, mining
and fishing industries of other sections would probably at the same
time give the banks of those sections a surplus of funds. Under
the system of branch banks, this
surplus could be promptly transferred to the scene of danger and a run
and possible failure averted. The
knowledge among depositors that
this is the case inspires them with
confidence in the banks, even during times of local disaster and panic,
and thus deters them from starting a
run on a bank.    For the  animus of
The Manitoba legislature has
passed the prohibition law, but it
will be passed on by the courts before it is enforced. Thus the lovers
of good liquor will have a long respite.
Martial Law Established to Stop Disorder at Nome.
San Francisco, July it.—News
that martial law has been proclaimed at Nome City by General Randall, in charge of the United States
troops in that district, was brought
here last night by the steamer St.
Panl, 13 days from St. Michael.
The necessity for martial law arose
out of the jumping of mining claims
and other acts of lawlessness.
The Nome Gold Digger of June
19 says:
"At the chamber of commerce
meeting last night, where thirty or
forty persons had gathered, I'nited
States Commissioner Rawsoii said
the municipal government was no
longer able to protect property
rights. It was absolutely necessary,
he said, that some means be taken
for the protection of property ami
the preservation of law and order.
"If you request me to take hold,"
he said, "1 shall do it only on one
condition—that the chamber of
commerce raise funds sufficient —
$1,000—forthe employment often
officers for two weeks, and I will
give my time and attention to i'.
If not, you will certainly have the
soldiers handling your camp and
very quickly."
The $1,000 was not raised and
the soldiers were in charge of the
camp when the St. Paul sailed on
June 27.
The St. Paul also reports many
cases of smallpox and typhoid fever
at Nome. When she sailed, however, it was thought the further
spread of the disease had been
The St. Paul brought 34 passengers and $1,500,000 in gold dust,
the bulk of which was consigned to
the Alaska Commercial company.
Of this amount about $150,000 was
from the Cape Nome district.
The Greenwood Times urges the
people of that town to emulate the
example of Rossland and hoist the
Union Jack on Jubilee mountain.
The London Canadian Gazette
opposes appeals to the people of the
old country on behalf of Canadian
objects such as the Ottawa fire fund
and says: "For Canada can look
after her own homeless citizens and
her own soldiers of wnr, and it is
degrading to her dignity that any
I other impression should be fostered,'
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Hotel, Silverton, will be forward-
od and promptly ntteiidod to.
SATumxw,   July 21, iflOO.
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upon applieuiioa at th)> ofiiee.
g«««««fl>   UR   IN ARREARS   A
The late news from China is ai.y
tiling but enoourafting. and it now
looks as if a gigantic straggle was
about fo take place between civilization and barbarism- Uiis state of
things ha&benn brought about by the
-greed for land* of nations already
land poor, and alto tbe sending of ft
iiandfnl of troops into the capital of
China to protect'the legations. This
set in itself wu sufficent to bring
about war as it was a direct insult to
the Chinese government and like
wavirg a rod rag in tire face of the
ignorant Chinese rabble.
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Tlio new Cabinet has been tnftu
onced more or, less by the persistent
)obbj^ng of the tuina owners and a
clause in tbe. Governmental program
is causing sonic little apprehension in
this    region.    The      clause     reads:
"Mv Government will ask an appropriation for defraying the expenses of
a commission to inquire into the woik-
ipK of tbe mining aets with a view of
introducing legislation with the purpose
ol amending tbe acta next session. It
will also inquire into the various condition*!, affecting the ojieotion tf wafer
9. V. *l
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Conveniently Situated near.
Raflway Station and Wharf.
Diqiog. Room , under the charge of
Miss Ida Carlisle.
Tables supplied with all the delicacies
o(,tbe season.
SLOOAN CITY,   ....   BO.
Now if tbis means- anything it
means that the whole question of the
Eight-hour day will be re-opened.
It would be bard indeed forany such
Communion te avoid doing so, and if
it dees it means the tbt owing beck
of the mining districts into thu slongb
of '99, from which, wo have only just
Let   the   Eight-hour   law   alone.
Let the mining laws alone.
Pass .the estimates; .pass the Liquor
License Act; do something in regard
to Mongolian immigration,, and then
let the members come bomeand attend
to the business that a period of
certainty will produce.
The mining districts cannot stand
any more trouble. All is quiet now;
for God's sake let it remain so.
their credulity in thc talcs of interested
The speech from the throne, delivered' in Vietoria-on Thursday last,
gives promise of a liberal expenditure
on roads ami trails, and, judging from
what has been already promised in
this riding, the manner of. expending
the voted appropriations will be conducted in. a businesslike manner. In
the past, particularly two summers ago
tho money far, roads-and trails has
been spent more, with an idea of
favoring certain towns than it bas for
tbe opening up in the best way of the
mining country, and the probable
influencing of voters* was much considered in the estiaiates.
Now we- are tfr have a rational
system of expenditure. Roads and
trails are to. lei Uiilt under the.control
of disinterested engineers and the pnll
of this or that town will not determine
the route by which shipping mines will
send their-ore.
Dominion Land Commissioner E.
P. Bremner has been exercising hi*,
official powers at Vancouver and bas
been successful in bringing about a
settlement of- the longshoremen's
strike. It is another case of conciliation, . where a level heeded third
party has been able to bring about a
settlement wbiob the two parties
ooncerned,.if ltft to themselves,, oould
not do.
Mr. Bremner is an admirable man
for tbe position he occupies, one who
can do immense good on sueh occas-*
sions as call for his services.
Mm a a J&-
i.E. rram, pror
Robert G_ Henderson nnd Miss Cora
Stanton, both of Slocan, were married in
Nelson on Wednesday, by the Rev. 3. H.
White. Tiuc Sii.vkktoiman desires to
add its congratulations to those already
received by .the happy couple.
Fresh  Bread
Pies-and flaks Madi. te Order.
A.CAREY, .Silverton, B.C.
MRTor mm' mm.
NO. 95. W. F. Of M.
Meets every Saturday in the Union
Hall in- Sii vert un, At 7 ..'SO V. m.
\\\ Horton,
J.1 H. Eliiott,
To Cure a  Cold  la   One Day',
Contains   Thft   New Ingredient.
old Cure;.
PRICK 25c. At All Druggists.
■    ._' •*.
Will haye a
postpaid from
" '  ."aatoonaa. Fruit reaches, ita
lowest figu i es.
Don't   preserve   any, iifttll
Silverton, B.C.
VKAH      1»00
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t*e".%*h**   yon     uroai   llu
Coatlneat la cf"*'. '■m*   «'th
out   rhapc*. It   _»,• H»|ld
V*ittb«l«4 tralf>, l«,»«rl9H.lr
equipped for,the romr«>rt puA
coarcaleac* of , Tatteagert.
At* y**r trrepAt who haft
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The- !«tq. dry spell of weather has
again brought about the danger of
forest fires that continually menaces
the towns, prospectors and mine
buildings of tbis section. Owing to
ihe Slocan being a heavily timbered
country, the danger from forest fire*
is. always with us, more espeoiallv ao
at this season of tho year, Forest
fires have already done a large amount
of damage in the Slocan in times past
and as the country grows older and
more mine buildings and towns spring
op the chances for a timber lire doing
more damage, is increased yearly.
Prospectors and campers oannot be too
careful about extinguishing their
camp fires before leaving them, for a
lire once under headway is beyond
all control of human agencies. A fire
once lee out may be the cause of ruin
lo many and a flight for life of any
prospector in its way. All over the
Rocky Mountain region the charred
bones of lonely trappors and prospectors lie unboriedton tbt mountain side
or hidden awky-in the mighty canyons,
victims of forest fires, who had been
caught iu some roaring holocaust
To let out a fire in the mountains is a
criminal offeree and all should see that
this law ie enforced.
Full L*ine
Dry, &; Mixed;
Sash and
Tray- Puss. Agent, Nelson
8;»J, COYLK.
ATfJ-..f,..Ag''ii', \\in"juvir
That Otpe Nome, is .not.the poor-
man's Eldorado for which the transportation companies have boomed it,
ii evidenced .by tbe many returned
prospectors and tlm letters received
from those wbo have been tbere long
enough to fairly judge Uim resources
and richness .of that country. That
many a man ha* been lured from his
home to the.lands of the, frozen north
by the lies pifblishw' by the transportation companies ia a fait an<i that the
circulators of these, false- tales should
go unpunished.is an outrage,' Some
method should be devised to compel
them to at least, furnish a return
passage to theimany unfortunates that
tbey have lured into, that land where
even mother nature, usully so generous,
refuses to furnish the bare means of
sustaining life. Why men should
leave a rich country like thp Kootenay
to chase the northern lights in the far
north, is a mystery, bat faraway fields
Hfi- qri-en, and   men   input suffi r for
MoCallum eSs Co,,   SI<KH»n,Ji, 0»
MAIN STREET,    -   -   - SLOCAN, B. 0.
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Cun Huve TlWm Reserve! By Writing To—
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SlU'KHTON; -. b. c.
Peterborough, Ontario.
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