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Zd.  IvdC.   ISIrLOTxrlee.   Prop.
Silverion, Nelson, Trail, Ymir, Kaslo, Sandon,
New Denver, Cascade City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
Philadelphia Starts Ip.
The Philadelphia Group st the head
of Fennell creek is to he fully developed
at once. A bond to eastern capitalists
hss heen given on the property hy the
Copeland's of Spokane, tho owners, and
it will be dt-velopetl under the supervision of A. Copelsnd. A force of men
are now employed in building trails und
erecting winter quarter* for the miners
who will work there this winter.
Thn Philadelphia is s silver-lead
proposition lying about three miles up
Fennell creek, a tributary of Four creek,
and on the opposite side of the gulch
from the Comstock Mines. This property
is ohm of the best prospects in thai part
of our camp and is considered by those
familiar with it aa lhe making of a
good mino.
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Are You Looking For
Stylish goods?
MMIKIi.   I Iir Tailor:  Hilvprlvn. II. C.
Still Driving.
The Emily Kditlt property is now
employing a force of over (titty miners
and development work on that property
is being pin-hi'il iiheail as fust an possible.
The No. 4. tunnel, the lowest down the
hill, anil which is bring driven to cut
the ore-body exposed in the workings
alwvt, bus now reached a depth of 175
nml the No il. tunnel a depth of 300 feet.
It largely depends upon these tunnels
striking the ore body whether this company will erect a concentrating plant or
?,:•: Headquarters for ffiling M-n :•:
flaking A Record.
During  the  nast  season,  tinder   (he
management of Mr. Dubois, the Arling-
I ton   mine, near Sloean  City, has been
developed  into a mine.   It is now in a
i position Ui  become  one of the heaviest
j shippers  of  silver-lead  ore   from that
J section of the  Slocan.   A   spur ia being
I put  in   from lhe Y near Slocan anil two
j ore  hunkers  are   lo   be erejted upon it
I wilh it rapacity ol 250 tons each. Another
large   hunker   is   to   be  erected at the
mine and   the  oie   is lo be handled and
Slipped   in   hulk   to the smelter.   The
Arlington has   already   shipped owt (his
Season   420  tons  ol high g"»de ore and
wiih   lhe   completion   of the  new ore
hunkers it will racily take the lirst place
amongst our shipping iniues.
MliOMN,   Frop.
8 I L V E It T 0 N,   II. C.
Jim S S ^. "ST B K,
Silverton        ....
New York,  Oct. 12.—Bar Silver, ItfUg
Lake copper,   $16 50.
Lead-The firm that fixes the selling
price for miner* and smelters qnolee lend
at *4.00 at the close.
On Thursday J. Finch end A. Morris,
of Knslo, made an inspection ofthe
Kthet Fraction claim in the Silver Band
Rasin with it view lo purchasing it.
They wet* shown over the property by
Robert Ewing the owner, and their
visit may result in that property being
thoroughly opened up.
F. 3. O'Kielly has nearly completed
jthe necessary surveying, for the Bed
i Mountain toad.
Our Stock.
New Denver,
is. c.    : \
At tbe Silverton Boy which adjoins
the Family Edith Group, seven miners
are employed and that property is
showing up well underdevelopment.
Work on the Silver Mountain road began on Monday under lhe foremanship
of D Weir. About thirty men are being
employed at day's wages, the grabbers
who wanted a contract given having
failed to win their trick.
B Thomas, who haa a bond on the
Prescott near here, and who wan ex peel -
i'd in some time ago to begin work, is due
here within a few days when his time
will be up. An extension of time has
once been given on Ihis bond by the
owners Messrs McNaught and McKiniion
of this town.
The contract on the Hewett wagon
road is now nearly completed. The inan-
agc'iieut of tlie Hewett will begin hauling up lumber for iheir bin bunk houses
nest week, having 1S.000 feet now
ordered. Steady sliipmmts of ore
finiii the mine will also be commenced
at an early date.
Shipments  of  ore  fr.im Bilverton for
the year 1809. totaled 1698 Tons.
All other Uie points 138.)     "
The shipment   ot   ore   from   Slocan
Lake pointa, up lo and including   lhe
present week, froui .'an. 1, 1900.
From Bosun Landing. Tons.
Bosun 860
From New Denver
Hartney  20
Ciipelhi   7
From Silverton Tons.
Emilv F:dilh 20
Hewett In
Vancouver 100
Wakefield, (concentrates) 080
Galena Mines         k0
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise 900
Neepswa   7
From Slocan Citv
Aiiiiigloii      440
Black Prince    00
Kilo 20
Two Friends 20
Ufi'llfC   Coilllllissiiilirrs.
A special isijiie of the Provincial
Gazette furnishes the list ol the newly
appointed Licence CommisHJonera for
the Province.   Those for lhe Slocan are:
Roderick O Matheson, of Silverton.
Edward R Atherton, of Sandon.
Duncan J Weir, of New Denver.
Chief Licence Inspector:—
Coustahle J T Black, of New Denver.
A   Firslrliiss Show.
The moving picture show given last
Wednesday by Ihe Cosgrove Company
was uiuch enjoyed by the large number
who attended. The scenes shown were
np to date and many in number, and
were presented much more distinct!}'
than the ii-miI run of moving picturea
The illustratrd songs were particularly
enjoyed and the view ot the First Contingent marching in Quel ec moved the
audience iuto patriotically singing "The
Soldiers of the Queen."
At   llvmen's   Altar
As one way of surprising his friends
F. F. Liehscher went to Ncl-on last
Wednesday and on the following day
was quietly married to Miss Margaret
Martin of B:ston, Mass., Rev. Robert
Frew tying the knot. The happy couple
will arrive in Silverton to-day.
Tiik Sii.vsrto.nian heartily congratulates
our fellow townsman and join its wishes
to the many extended to him and his
wife for a long and happy life.
Coucerning Mr. T .1 Scott, the Scotch
tenor, who is to appear here on the 20tli
inst, an Kdmontou paper says:
"For Mr. Scott the principal performer
of the evening we have nothing but
praise and we tuke it that already he
must be tired of that. His songs aroused
hearty aod prolonged applause. Some
of Mr. Scott's comic songs 1 teru'lv
brought down the In use.
Tominy<~Pop, what's the difference
between a tragedy and a comedy?
Tommy's Pop—The way it's acted tny
Drawn   From   Mure,
There is something iu the individuality of the typical prorpector of tho mountain trail that cannot be lound union,;
the more thickly populated sections of
lhe country. Those who are familiar
with him and have seen him as he came
into camp will not soon forget that fur-
away look in his eyes and fragments of
llr boughs and dried huckleberries in his
whiskers— sock leu nnd hsppy. Vou
may smile at him, perhups ridicule him,
or worse, pity him: but did you ever
think, you who have studied upon the
factors that go to make up this mysterious problem of human life—what part
is played by the bewhlskered man?
Let un follow the crooked trail of this
old prowlers of the hills from the time
when he first hails Irom the old farm
down east, young and free, bubbling over
with spirits and energy, and wilh un air
about him that marks him as n tenderfoot. He has just blown out of the home
nest. His wings were a little stronger
than his brothers', who chose to stay in
the Kiiiu-hine of the home and the fragrance of the orchards. It has only been
a (.w ihivH, perhaps, since he bade them
good by. Tr.e wholesome words of advice that bis honest old father gave him
■till ring in his ears, and the doughnuts,
the carawayseed cookies, the needles
and thread and the variegated patches
that Ins thoughtful old mother gave him
are still in his grip. The bonny face of
his sweetheart haunts his mind, her cabinet phitograph is bursting his inBi'de
pocket and his coat is still damp where
she cried her farewell on his shoulder.
He intends to make u foituiie in a few
months and go back to her. He wil|
write her every few daya in hie most graphic style, volumes of Into resting matter.
He tells her uf the bright prospects in
view, ofthe wonderful opportunities at
land. He tells her lo be true to bin. for
a few short months and he will return to
her laden with riches and honor that his
own energies will surely bring him.
Let us fol'ow him on his first trip as a
gold hunter.   The wilds of nature seem
a paradise lo him, for the hills and tor-
em are  new  pictures,  and  what poelic
fancies he may have are not yet blunted
nor wom out of him by hardships.    His
cnmp eqinplineni consists of a multitude
of unnecessary things, and it takes him
half a season to pi.ck them into the hills
aod the other hulf to   bring  them   out.
His cooking i.s something awful, yet he
is particular about flies and bugs and  it
would actually make him sick should he
boil a mouse in his coffee pot or swallow
a handful of ants in  his  tea.    The old
timers   watch  him   with   interest.   He
makes Ida first bannock, but words cannot desciibe it.    With  sublime courage
he proceeds to eat.     If he lives he is all
right, for a tenderfoot that can eat his
own cooking and survive,   the   trail   to
fortune is his.    He docs not find time to
prosiiect much Ihe first   year;   but   lire
talked with some old veterans ot '49, and
in an amazing short time  knows all a-
hout  Ihe business.    To hear him  talk
•'formation" you would imagine he had
been present at the creation, and to hear
him go over a lingo of ponderous geu'og-
ical words, he haa committed from   his
little   four * bit   "Prospector's Guide,"
would actually make an   old   prospector
homesick.    But he is initiated.    He has
played the first card in the greatest game
of life.   The wheel spins round.   So far
he has drawn a blank, but he  Writes to
his sweetheart to defer his return another year.   Her letters still come, but not
with the sane regularity as when he first
left home.   To   he   sure   they are still
ciowded with affectionate epithets, but
they seemed more studied and less genuine the'  at first.
Another year rolls around. He goes
out wilh the snow and returns with it
but with little to show but a luxurious
growth of beard and a few choice specimens of "float" that he found "just
where his grubstake played out". He b
sure he can find the ledge the coming
season. The snow coo ea and goes. The
rivers fill and empty. Again Jack Frost,
that breezy advance agent of winter,
hangs his yelloiv posters on the birch
and lamarac. Our prospector comes in a-
gain to "hole up" like a winter hear in
his w inter cabin. He bas drawn another
blank. His wages against the game are
heavy The passion has enslaved him
Ho will prowl away his life in the hills
or strike it. He may have a few prospects by this time. All he needs to do is
tn blow off the capping and the mountain will be full of the richest sort of ore.
His 11.1'aiis are inesgie, hut he has
picked nu some valuable pointers. He
has learned that a mo"ntaineer who
would starve with a gun, a frying pan
and flshline, would deserve the ridicule
of his comrades Ho has learned lo play
jokes on his stomach—promises it pie
1 and slips io a "flap-jack." He will work
this prospect if he has to go on half rations. Bo be hammers away a few yearn
of his life in a dark tunnel. He I'Msae*
the contact and runs nnder tlie cropping*
Ordinarily he w<luld become discouraged,
pack bis cayuse Snd leave. But there are
some characters who will keep driving
away, feeling certain that the next, shut
will expose the long looked fnr treasure.
He will have to go "off shilt" fur good
some time and he will leave a solitary
ttinnei with country rock in its face as a
pathetic monument.
But we will imagine that our hero, if
we may call him such, waa wise enough
to quit after a few years and start nut
once more for the hill«, where, perhaps,
ihere ih a new excitement: where every
one Is striking it rich. He will get in on
the "ground floor" this time. When he
arrives at the new camp he finds that thu
"good things" are all staked.. so Im
prowls around the edges until winter
drives him in again. He begins to feel
a little old; he has staked about all he
had but his life, and he haa risked thst
many times. He feels a twinge of rhen-
niiitism in his limbs snd the demon dyspepsia has taken up its abode with him.
He imagines he is getting queer, and pei-
hups he is. He knows he ia "cranky."
He wonders some times if he is not gel-
ting "sour dough" on his brain us wttJ
as on bis overalls. He can't get along
with a partner any more and not infrequently it is all he can do to get along
with himself. So he goes out alone with
dog and cayuse. He begins to hold interesting conversations with himself aid
grows to think he wants no better company. Sometimes by the camp lire, when
in a retrospective mood, he reviews tin-
past. How long it seems since he lett
the old home.
Several years have elapsed since be
heard from his relatives, and his sweetheart's letters have long ceased to come.
He has surely played the game reckless-
1 y. There does not seem to be much left
for him. Of course he lias that old tailed
photograph, but it is broken mil defaced, and there is an old soiled envelope
that contains a tangled lock of hair and
a tew broken flowers. He imagine* sin-
is still tun- to him. He must "strike ji,"
and return to his old life. So he oli.nln
up with renewed energy. SoroeliuieH he
cat dies a glance of tlie gilded wings #.t
fortune as she beckons him from mine
distant peak, and he struggles to thiri,
like the end of the rainbow, it is still in
advance. When he comes in Ihere Im little diversion for him hot the society ni
the bar-room. Here, by, administering
a few dosea of tbe prospector's elixir, Im
can restore youth.
But, "everything comes fo Mm *V»
waits." He "strikes it" at list: be bus
stumbled onto it at last by accident. It is
cropping before him in all ita magnificence. Hie practised eye tells him that
it is a fortune: he is not exc-ted: lie
takes it ccol ly. He haa lieen thoroughly
trained to lake things as they come. He
may even I e careless in staking it properly. He goes out and proceeds to get
drunk and spread the news. Ho sells out
for a ban limine sum ; runs over the census and calls up the township to lhe bar.
He buys the most stylish clothes Hat he
knows anything about The tall silk hut.
Ihat crowns his wrinkled visage would
hardly pass under the boughs that linns
over his old trail and his cayuse wouUI
lie frightened ioto a stampede should Im
catch a glimpse of bis geneious expanse
of snowy linen. He al enistes the a (lection of his faithful dog by taking a Tnr*.-
ish bath. He squares with his old companions as a good fellow and buya u induce car ticket to his old home. He iinth.-
ipatea a great ovation in his honor: he
thinks of the happy smile with which
his sweetheart will greet him.
When he arrives at tbe depot of his old
town he is surprised tbat the mayor ia
not there to meet him. He wonders what
has become of the old brass band that,
used to play on the Queen s Birthday
As no oue meets him. he starts afoot In
find the old town. He gets tangled in
the suburbs of the town and the lane-i
and cross lanes are problems dillicult to
solve. He finds what he thinks is tlm
old trail; he looks for the old blazes but
they are gone. When he finds llu- old
homestead his brothers seem glad to sen
him, but they hardlv take time tu talk In
him. They bave hardly missed a day if
hard work since he left. Thev haw
hoarded the pennies till they have oul
lected a few dollars. His father ami
mother bave long since taken up iheir
a ho. In in "the little quiet village in the
hill." He calls on his sweetheart: she
has been married many years. She has
grown fat and plain. Her reception of
him is anything hut flattering; she surveys him critically and curiously, aid
perhaps wonders how .much he paid for
the store clothes he is now wearing.
He :s satisfied. He takes the shortest
trail back to the old camp, leaving the
proverbial I'.ttr.-! calf still feeding at tlie
manger. His wealth isa burden to him
hiuI he proceeds to dispose of it. Afer
hiring a theatre for a few nights and tn -
ing to break up a brewery or two, wu
lim! him once more taking the trail with
a smile and a grubstake. This mail's
trail through life may have lieen a crooked and tiresome one and his iinhtuied
bones may lie at the end of it, hut he cut
it himself. What has he done for the
world? What may have eome to him >»'
fortune was oue of Nature's hidden treasures. It was not stolen or wrung from
the toils of others. He has added to the
wealth of the world. He was the scout
Of progressiva solitary sentinel at Ihe
outposts of civilisation. Cities will
spring up where his camp flres once
smouldered; steamboats will plow thu
streams where he once poled hia rude
dugout, and great railways follow hia
blazes, {n the great play of liie, where
courage, fortitude and honest endeavour
are the parts moit commended, csn it
not be said thai this man has played his
part and played it well ?—Frotu The IM-
ena Independent.
:   I
1 ■
Frank H. Smiley Has Made
a Written Confession
The Developments In the Curious
Chicago Poisoning Case of
Local Interest
It is confidently believed that
Frank H. Smiley, who today made
a confession of his connection with
lhe death of Marie Diefenbach, at
Chicago, was in Rossland for a
period of three months this year.
As the dispatches yesterday shotved,
ths victim was one of the confederates, who, after securing heavy life
insurance in Canadian and other
companies, feigned death, the inten-
tention being to replace her supposedly lifeless body with another
corpse. She was to have shared in
the proceeds of the policy, but the
plotters wanted it all. The means
of death was effective instead of being a sham.
Registered at a Rossland hotel in
the early part of the year was a
man by the name of F. H. Smiley.
He was here nearly three months
and nobody knew his business,
although it was generally believed
he was a detective, and it is known
that he possessed a doctor's certificate, although he has never practiced. The fact that his mail and
general correspondence was from
Chicago, today caused inquiry to be
made from the chief of police of
that city, but up to the hour of going to press no reply had been received,
Chicago, Oct. 9.—Frank M.
Smiley the detective of the Mooney
and Boland agency, who was one
of the men arrested yesterday in
connection with the death of Marie
Defenbach, August 25, has made a
full written confession of his part in
tihe crime. His confession,i f true,
implicates with him Dr. August
Unger and Frank Wayland Brown,
assistant manager of the Mooney
and Boland agency, the other two
men under arrest.
When the case goes on trial,
Smiley, it is announced, will turn
states evidence. States attorney
Deneen expects that all three men
dill be convicted of conspiracy to
defraud the New Vork Lif* Insurance company, and the two benevolent orders, the Canadian order of
Foresters and the Knights and Ladies of Security, but it is very
doubtful whether any charge of
murder can even formally be made
on the evidence available.
At least one other man connect-
nected with the Mooney and Boland
agency is now under surveillance
for suspicious actions at the time of
Miss Defenback's death. It is not
improbable that several other conspirators may be connected with
the crime,
the Lines
A   Serous   Blunder   in
Strnging   Dawson
Victoria, Oct. 9.—Passengers arriving by the Tees state that,
through mistaking directions, two
parties working on the government
telegraph line to Dawson have over-
'apped, the distance which was
passed between the two ends of
the line being over a hundred miles.
It is feared this will prevent completion of the line this year.
Dawson oflieials estimate that the
recent order of the government will
throw 8000 claims open for location
in the Klondike,
An Indian woman, whose husband
was tried at Vancouver and acquitted on the charge of murdering a
boy in the Cassiar. district, committed suicide by hanging herself on
tbe steamer Amur on the way north.
Hiram Brown, furniture dealer,
of Grand Forks; the Cariboo Lumber Co., carrying on business at
Clinton; John Tobin & Co., Ltd.,
tea merchant, of Vancouver and
Halifax; and S. F. (Juinlivun, contractor, of Cascade, have assigned.
James M. Dunn and the company,
in which he claims a declaration
that he wus induced by the defendant Dunn, representing himself to be the secretary of the company, to buy 11,000 shares in the
company on May 3, 1897, upon the
representation made by Dunn that
company owned an undivided half
of the Sunset mineral claim, being
lot 970, group i, Kootenay district, and a declaration that the
said undivided half i.s the company's
property. The plaintiff also claims
judgment for the amount paid for
the shares, $2200, and that the
shares may be cancelled, and the
register of members rectified. He
also asks for an injunction restraining the company Irom enforcing any
call in respect of the shares, and
for damages.
The Army
and Navy.
Two    Hundred    Million
Will be Asked  for
Their Support.
New Vork, Oct. 9.—More than
$200,1100,000 will be asked for the
support of the army and navy for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902,
says the Washington correspondent
of the Herald. Secretary Long has
been carefully considering the estimates of his department, cutting
them wherever feasible, and Secretary Root is sharpening his pruning
knife so that it will be in condition
lor use in war department estimates
when he returns Wednesday.
Chiefs of bureaus ofthe war department are estimating for expenses
on the basis of an army of 100,000
Under the present law all volunteers and regulars in excess of about
30,000 men must be discharged
before July 1. 1901 and Quartermaster General Ludington is making arrangements for the transportation home of the volunteers beginning next month. It will be
necessary to recruit regiments to
fill the places of the volunteers in
case more troops are authorized,
and when they are ready for active
service they must be transported
to Manila. So Quartermaster Gen.
Ludington has asked for considerably more money than he needed
for the present fiscal year.
The Lenora Mount Sicker Copper
Mining company give notice that
they intend to build a tramway from
their mine around the north end of
Mount Sicker to a point about 500
yards from Westholme station, on
the Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway,
in a southerly direction; thence to
an easterly direction to a point on
Osborne Bay, and also to build,
construct, equip and operate a tele
phone in connection with the tramway.
By the payment of dividends to
shareholders, the capital of the
Nelson City Land & Improvement
company has been reduced to $134,-
R. S. Davis, for himself and
other shareholders of the Sunset
Gold & Silver Mining company (foreign, has entered an  action against
An unprecedented drought is
prevalent in the districts of Cachar
and Sylbct, Calcutta.
Dues on square timber and saw-
logs cut on Dominion lands in
British Columbia have been reduced to $1.50, with the exception
of oak, the dues on which remain
The Moyie Water company has
been incorporated.    The object  of
the company is to supply water in
the town of Moyie.
Offer of a 10 per Cent. Increase In Wages-!
Thee   or Four   Individual Operators Who Have Not
Hazelton, Pa., Oct. 9.—The A.
S. Vanwickle estate, operating the
Colesain and Milnesville collieries,
and Calvin Pardee & Company
owners of the Lattimer mines, posted notices today offering the 10 per
cant advance in wages to their mine
workers. There are only about
four other individual operators in
this region that have not yet offered
the increase, among them being G.
B. Markle & Co. These firms,
however, are expected to make the
wage concession within the next
few days.
Negotiations between the Vaqui
Indian emissaries and President
Diaz, for the settlement of the hostilities between the Vaquis and the
Mexican government, have failed to
accomplish anything. Fighting
continues and the government
troops seem to be making a slow
but steady advance into the Indian
The laws of British Columbia pro
teet lawyers from competition, by
compelling applicants to comply
with the rules and regulations of
the law society. Within the past
few days several legal firms of
Rossland have received, from Toronto, cases of letterheads andother
printed stationery, which they can
buy there cheaper than in this city.
If they would go to Toronto to
Toronto to practice they would
perhaps do business on a cheaper
basis in many other respects.
/More  Than  Qne Thou*
sand Unionists Have
Quit Work.
Seattle, Oct. 9.—From 1100 to
j200 trade unionists are idle.
Work was stopped on over 20 residence buildings and six large brick
business blocks under process of
construction, and a threatened paralysis of nearly the entire building
in the city is the result thus far of
the fight between the Trades Council and Builder's , Exchange of
Seattle, a fight that has been brewing for several weeks.
Placer claims in Cariboo can be
laid over from November 1 until
June 1,   1901.
Victoria proposes to have a twentieth century exhibit of all the resources and products of the district tributary   to the coast.
The interest in the differences between the powers seems to have
temporarily subsided and has given
place to the elections, which, just
now, are commanding attention in
the English speaking world. In
the I'nited States, ^the people are
talking of nothing but the outcome
of the presidential contest which
takes place in November. The general elections in Great Britain are
now proceeding,and in the Dominion
we are preparing for a political
struggle, which will take place
sooner or later.
The British army headquarters at
New Orleans are to be closed soon.
Since August, 181.9, 15,000 horses
and 42,000 mules have been shipped
to Capetown, as well as large quantities of forage and other supplies,
the pay therefor being about $10,-
000,000 in English gold,
Nelaon Conaervallvea OrgaulM.
The Nelson Conservative association met last night to discuss organization for the approaching campaign. The following committee,
for the purpose of completing a
scheme of organization, was appointed: John Toye, convenor;
VV E McCandlish, Jacob Dover, J
E Annable, John Houston, J A
Kirkpatrick, F Starkey, W A Macdonald, H R Cameron, J Fallon, D
M Carley, Freeman Lake, J Elliot,
Cyril Archibald, Chris Morrison, W
Irvine, A Kerland, Frank Fletcher,
J A Irving, C Hillyer, D McArthur,
Fred J Bradley, Thorburn Allen, H
G Neelands and C H Seweli. The
officers of the association are ex-
officio members of the committee.
Gen. A. W. Greeley, chief of the
United States army signal service,
who was at Nome during the disastrous storm of September 15 and
16, says the loss of private interests
was variously estimated at $500,000
to $750,000. Over 3000 persons
were rendered homeless.
Depew's Republican Enthusiasts Assaulted By
a Chicago Mob.
Chicago, Oct. 9.—Bloodshed
followed in the trail pf Chauncey
Depew and his three mile escort of
Republican marching clubs last
night. The last company in line
was charged by an organized gang
of men, who had concealed themselves in the dark recesses of an
alley. The rioters were repulsed
by the marchers, but not until four
or five of the republican marchers
had been injured, some quite seriously. Tha most seriously injured
were Michael Ball, found on the
street unconscious after the struggle, his nose was broken and his
eye out. He was struck on the
head with a brick, George Hughes
suffered a contusion of lhe skull.
The men who precipated the riot
'lore   Plague,
Brisbane, Oct. 9.—A fresh case
of bubonic plague is officially reported here.
Kr a ml 1,11 Culricii Iroiui,
The Rossland special correspondent of the New Vork Engineering
and Mining Journal recently wrote
to that journal respecting the Brandon and Golden Crown: '«W. L.
Orde, secretary and treasurer of
this company, gives the result of
thirty returns from the Canadian
Pacific smelter at Trail, of ore
treated from May 26th to September
4th this year. The net ore returned
by the smelter was 1,876 tons,
valued at $11,407.
Surpasses   Anything on
Record in the Past
Ten Years.
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 9.—The
crop yield of Iowa for the current
year show that the total of all cereals will be 531,439,028 bushels,
which is ten million in excess of any
previous year, and 131,000,000
above thc average yearly output
for the past ten years.
Gen. Chaffee and the other generals have the assurance of Li Hung
Chang that if the allies desire nao
Ting Fu the Chinese will readily
surrender that city.
The Canadian Manufacturers association of Toronto is to have a
meeting to adjust grievances concerning freight classifications to
British Columbia.
Thai Is the Policy of the An-
archist Organization
Society   Advocates  Abolition   of
Government Restrictions and
Individual Liberty
New Vork, Oct. 9. —One of the
men examined by Supreme Court
Commissioner Trimble, in the
investigation into lhe alleged anarchist plots in Patterson, N. J.,
which resulted, it is charged, in
King Humbert's death, was Ma-
zotti, who is reputed to be usually
the secretary of anarchist meetings,
When questioned as to his testimony
said :
"I told the commissioner that
tbere were several anarchist organizations in Patterson. But they
were divided on the question of
killing the heads of governments,
although as a rule they do not
question the killing of kings, as a
matter of policy. The purpose of
our organization is to advocate the
abolition of all government restriction and substitution of individual
To   ii|,|,,,_.,    Powell,
Monckton, N. B., Oct. 9. —Hon
H R Kmmer.'on, former premier of
New Brunswick, has been nominated by the Liberals to contest the
riding against Powell. The fight
will be a hot and interesting one'.
Powell's majority last election was
over 800.
A meeting of the British Colum-
bia-Vukon Railway company will
be held on Wednesday next to
elect directors to receive the annual reports. The annual meeting
of the Victoria it Sidney Railway
company will be held on the
same day.
Thirty - Five  Thousand
Men Employed by Tin
Plate Company.
Pittsburg, Pa,, Oct. .,. — The
Americun Tin Plate Co., will have
in operation this week twenty of its
tin plate plants out of thirty five,
giving employment to at least 35,.
000 workmen. The tin plate company employ in all 50,000 workmen,
and within a few weeks, is is
said, every plant in the country will
be working.
lonrl   ill   KrvUlou
John Kirkup, goU commissioner
for this district, gives notice in the
B. C. Gazette, that he will, on Mon-
day, the fifth day of November next
at 11 o'clock a. m., hold a court of
revision at the court house, Rossland, lor lhe purpose of hearing
and deU-rnung objections to the retention of any names on the register
Of voters for Ihe Rossland riding
Of West Kootenay electoral district.
Lord Wolseley, late commander,
in-chief of the British army expects
to pay a visit to Canada next year.
He was invited to a gathering of
Red River veterans in Winnipeg
this (nil, and in declining slated that
he purposed crossing the Atlantic in
1901, to visit the places connected
with his military career in Canada.
He says he looks forward with extreme pleasure to this trip. Winnipeg and other points in the west will
give him a great reception.
The Avon Mining company owns
the Ennesmore, a promising prop-
erty in the Burnt Basin, adjoining
the Mother Lode. The Ftinesniore
lias a strong ledge of gold-copper
ore, carrying good values. It j*
expected that the company will re-
sume operations in a short time.
TUe K\et u.iiis.
London, Oct. 9.—Arthur Cr.
the Irish Nationalist has be'
feated for North Donegal '^jl
number of members now elect 6^
the ministerialists iSi„.„„ "1:
,7a, "l'opposite
Island of St.   Helena, Oct
The British   transport   |daho ?j .
ed   aooo    Boer    pri,oners     "
General Croiqe and oilier priso J
are preparing ,  bip celebration!
Kruger s birthday for tomorrow,
Died   From   __»er»1yMll
London, Oct. 9.-.]ohn p I
Cnchton Sturat, Marquis of |yf
died this morning of paralysis.
A   WirLou
Capetown, Oct. 9._.The c |
house of assembly today pavj,J
to second reading, the bill to ^
the loan of 400,000 pounds sterliJ
to ensure immediate payment ol■
half the losses sustained bj prjV|,e
persons thhrough the war.
after the
Strategical   Pos^
tions Being Looked After.
London, Oct. 9.—The Slimed
correspondent of the Times, nirjj
October 7, says:     "It  is report
that    French  troops held   Lu
Chiao, on the Lu Han railway. Til
Russian and Germans hold Pei Ti_J
forts  and  have   also   taken TaJ
Shan and the Kai Ping mines,cot-I
ering the coal supply in nortli.Chini
It is expected that Count Von Wil.I
dersee would maintain an even balance between the  powers, nhermj
the actual result  of the operation)!
places all  the  strategical poMtioniJ
in the hands  of other nations,
strong feeling prevails that lhe situ
tion is daily becoming more gloomi.
HUH l"l. »< III IIIMlilllllM
l'i "i Im liil lllnrrHlii^Ul  He porn ve
Find in t't> 1111 |iiin- 111.ni. 1.
W. K. Robertson, provincial mineralogist,    who  has   jusl   returned
from an ollicial   tour  of Porcupine
district, brings news'of one  ol thel
greatest placer strikes ever made ill
the northern   country   by   McLmT
and Miller, the  discoverers  of ilq
Atlin gold fields.
The diggings were discovered i»
the sfith of last month, and ar.* situated on Bear   and   Clear  creeks,
tributaries   cl   thr   tipper   Oiilkatl
river,   which   empties   into   LynD
canal.    They are well on the Cam-
dian side of the international boundary.      They extend lor upwards of J
20 or 30 miles along the creeks and,
according to the discoverers, are« i
rich on   the   surface   as   the !">'
claims in  the   Atlin   country  hai<
proven at bed rock.
•11 Bear and Clear creeks I Ik
bench lode is high and bed rock ■
stated to be 20 feet.
When the news of the discoveriM
reached Skagway there was a H
stampede for Ihe creeks. This «'"
a week ago on Sunday last, anil
when Mr. Robertson left for tt*
coast, on thc following Wednesday.
50 claims had been staked off. "';
states that probably by this ti"*
the whole country has been **m,
up, as it is very easy of access.
At   the   recent   meeting   Of l|rt
Trades ahd Labor Congress of CW
ada at Ottawa, it   was  moved and
unanimously carried   that a illltw>»l
testimonial recognizing the servia
of the retiring secretary (ieorgc W
Dower, be  presented  to him. ,he
amount   required to be  raided «J
subscription.    Mr. Dower has tt*
ed as secretary of the congress •<"
eighteen years, wholly  without 1*
numeration.    This   in   itself ii
striking commentary on  tbe un"'
ing devotion of this  gentleman
the cause of labor.    He hns 11W
been an   indefatigable   worker a"
his   retiremeut   removes  from •
ranks of officers a strong and W"'   j
able personality INTERJN PEKIN
ermansWill Retain About
8000 Troops.
bme Coolies Started   for   India
Already-Chinese Troops *re
Dispersing Boxers.
Pekin, Oct. i.—A small  body of
jperial Chinese troops appeared at
L Ta Chu yesterday. They in-
Led the British garrison that
leir purpose was  to  disperse  the
Lers,     They were not  molested
, the Hritish.
It i.s announced that the Germans
(|| winter Sooo men in Pekin. The
litish are reducing their force in
ieparation lor the winter. One
loiisaiid coolies will start for India
Ion and the Indian cavalry will
lobably be withdrawn.
What the army needs is reasonable,
thinking men in all ranks,
With these conclusions we think
the public ofthe Hritish empire will
heartily concur.
Canada will have one more representative in the imperial parliament
now Gilbert Parker has been elected
for Gravesend.
French capital would appear to
be taking a lively interest in British
Columbia. French companies have
now acquired extensive and valuable holdings in every district in
Southern Kootenay. The Paris exposition seems to have done the
province some good after all.
Ministerialists Still Making
Big Gains.
|Pr. Conan Doyle, in the October
linbtfof McClure's Magazine,has
interesting article    under   the
"Some    Lessons  of  the
far. Hi1* views as to the lessons
nich our army has or should have
irntare somewhat startling at first
pecially the suggestion tbat what
army needs to make it most
jcient is not an increase but a
(taction in numbers.
|lle says the first   lesson   is  that
army should not be  left  to  the
lolessional warrior, with a modern
He even brave man makes a good
bldier.     He also  says  that   the
lunger of an  invasion    of   Great
Iritain is   absolutely  nil as with a
loderately efficient rifle,and without
he assistance  ot   the   Ileet   or the
Irofessional soldier, the able bodied
lopnlation could defend Great Britain   against   the  united  forces  of
Europe.    The war has  proved   the
hmendous  advantage of defense
|ver   attack   and     a country     of
tJgerows would be the most terri-
|« entanglement  an  army   could
fander into.
As the war has  further  demon-
trated that intelligence  nnd  good
sooting are the  prime  factors  in
baking good   soldiers,   the   army
Ihould be reduced to 100,000 men,
•very one of whom  should   be   intelligent and a good  shot.    To  secure this   class   of   men   the   pay
Ihould be increased to half a crown
fee day and he thinks the new army
vottld not   cost   as   much   as  the
Present    one     there    would     be
loo.ooo men  less to  clothe,   feed
■"J transport.
for infantry the lessons of the
'•'»r are the folly of all movements
["close order and the necessity of
•earning to select cover and improve proper entrenchments promptCavalry has been proved useless
H ihould be superceded by highly
Famed mounted infantry.
Artillery   must  learn   to screen
phemselves  instead  of always   oc-
upying the most exposed positions
|and each gun in a battery should be
|»«ght to act independently.
The backbone of the new army
Ihould be 40,000 mounted infantry,
w|,(1 should be the elite, trained to
lhe [asl point and every man a pick-
ed rider and shot. The artillery
corPs should be composed to 20,000
me" armed with the best weapons
"tainable. The engineers, who
e s'»>s have been superb in this
*•'"■. army service corps and medi-
corP« would absorb another 10-
000 men and there would remain 30-
000 men to form the skeleton of
100 regiments of infantry.
This army could be filled up
Wllh 100,000 recruits from the
, itia and volunteers whenever
Quired and behind them would be
'•°oo.ooo  or so  picked, from   the
manhood of the country, form there-
I 'he officers must learn to take
' f Prof«Wbo seriously and fuss
1111 feathers  sh°"'d   be  discarded.
The Boundary country is now assured of lower freight and treatment
rates on its ores than Rossland,
with all its tonnage, seems likely to
get at present. The Greenwood
smelter has announced that after
December 1 it will receive ore from
mines in that section at a charge for
freight and treatment of only $4
per ton—$1.50 less than is being
charged by the Granby smelter at
Grand Forks. Should the pyritic
process prove a success even this
rate is likely to be reduced 50 cents.
Strikers Succeed in Clos-
lug the Big   Mine—
Coyle is Dead.
Shenandoah, Pa., Cct. 5.—Advices received here early today state
that the North Franklin colliery at
Treverton operated by the Reading
Coal and Iron company, is idle, the
employees having failed to report
for work. There was no disturbance. The mine employed about
'**) men and boys.
Edward Coyle, a miner, aged 50
years, one of the victims of the
riot here two weeks ago, died today. While the riot was in progress Mr. Coyle left his home to
look after the safety of his children
when a stray bullet struck him below the heart. A widow aeid large
family survive him.
Rowland mineral Exhibit at eh. spa
kan*   Frnli Fair.
British Columbia did nobly with
her mineral display at the Spokane
exposition, having won the big gold
medal for the best collection exhibited from any state or province.
Rossland also did well, winning
first prize for her gold and copper
ores, first prize for the district exhibit, and first prize for the industrial exhibit, the latter won by the
British America Corporation.
Messrs. Orde, Hanauer and
White are to be congratulated for
their untiring efforts in making a
success of the exhibit, which was
largely due to the generous contributions of our citizens (ami city
council, and the kind assistance of
Messrs. W. J. Carpenter k Co.,
with views of the camp.
New south Wale*Object* to New *•■
land'* Annexation.
Sydney, N. S. W., Oct. 5.— The
government is preparing to protest
strongly against New Zealand's annexation of the Cook islands, on the
ground that the large trade of New
South Wales with the islands
would probably be diverted if New
Zealand were to arrange a tariff intended to accomplish that object,
Mrs F B Hall, a young married
woman whose husband is said to be
a New Vork newspaper man, was
found dead in bed in Toronto yesterday from the effects of illuminating gas, turned on either by
accident or with intent to commit
At the annual meeting of the Lake
ofthe Woods Milling company yesterday a divident of 10% on the paid
up capital stock was deeiared.
Oeneral Laurie Carries Pembroke
In the Conservative Interest.
London, Oct. 5.—At 6 p. m. 431
members of parliament had baen
elected, as follows: Ministerialists
294, Liberals 79, Nationalists 58.
In the Pembroke district Lieut.-
Gen. John Wimburn Laurie, Conservative, was returned by a vote of
2769 against 2667 for his Liberal
opponent, Mr. Terrell.
NhK.HHOItlM.   11 IMW.
The returns from the  first  ship-
ment of   ore  from the   Humming
Bird, on the  north fork of Kettle
river, are  reported to   have   been
over $19 per  ton. Five   hundred
tons of ore are said to be   on   the
dumps now.
The Chapleau mine on Lemon
creek, Slocan, is being equipped
with a 10-stamp mill, which will be
ready to begin work in about three
week. The property is owned by
a French company and two of the
directors, the Vicompte de Gram-
mont and Marquis de Dusmet are
now on their way to inspect the
property. L'p to date 1100 feet of
tunneling and shafting have been
done and it is claimed that 13,000
jons of high grade ore are in  sight.
At the annual meeting ofthe Sullivan company, held in Spokane
yesterday, the chairman announced
that recent work had proved the
ledge to be a fissure vein and not a
blanket as hitherto believed. The
mine is now shipping 50 tons of
good grade galena ore da'ly.
T. G. Proctor, who went to Silverton to supervise work on the
Silverton Boy, paid a visit to the
Emily Edith and says regarding thc latter property that if the
lower levels cow under way open
up as good ore bodies as those
shown by the upper workings the
property will make one of the best
silver-lead mines in the Slocan, A
lorce ef 40 men is employed. Mr.
Rammelmeyer, formerly a resident
of Rossland, is manager.
A deal is pending on the Royston
group, which adjoins the Venus, on
Morning mountain, and shows three
feet of free milling ore.
The Venus company has decided
to erect a 10-stamp mill at once.
The Bosun mine, near New Denver, has shipped $170,000 worth of
ore in the past two years and has
paid from the grass roots. More
development is going on now than
at any time in its history and the
shipments iast month were 20 tons
larger, being 140 tons in all, than
in any month since work was
The mill on the Mountain Lion,
in the Republic camp, is said to be
saving 70 per cent of the values.
Unless the mill does better the ore
will probably be shipped to a
Boundary smelter.
The Cariboo of Camp McKinney
has declared another dividend of
one and a half cents, per share payable on October 31 to shareholders
of record September 30. A new
chute of ore has been opened on
the Okanogan claim, belonging to
the Cariboo group, which appears
to be 350 feet long without a break.
A cyanide plant is to be added to
the mill at once.
The Morning Glory, at Republic,
i.s shipping to the Grand Forks
Oaldner Won on Pointa.
Newark, Ohio, Oct. 5.—Oscar
Gardner of Wheeling and Eddie
Linneyof Philadelphia fought 20
rounds here last night. Both men
finished strong, but Gardner clearly-
outpointed Linney and was awarded
the decision.
movkmbntb or AtLtUn.
Herman,  Wm   r.he    Poaaeaalod of
»"'khi   Tl«n Tain Hallway
Tien Tsin, Oct. 3.—-Orders given
to Yung Lu, the commander-in-
chief of the northern armies and one
of the most influential men in China,
to join Li Hung Chang have been
A landing party from the British-
armored crutserjAurora has occupied
Ching Wan Tao.
An order has been sent to Shanghai for the immediate delivery of a
plant for the construction of a
branch railroad from Tang Ho, on
the Gulf of Liao Tsang, to Ching
Wan Tao, also for the erection of a
pier to which ships may be moored,
t is expected that the work will be
completed within two months, thus
securing facilities for a winter port.
It is reported that the Russians
are moving from Shan Hai Kuan towards Chin Chau.
The Germans have demanded
possession of the railroad between
Tien Tsin and Pekin, and the Russians have agreed to let them have
it. The Germans will shortly begin
to repair the road between Yang
Tsun and Pekin,
Russians Evidently Have
the Whole Say
With Him.
Tien Tsin,Oct. 3.—Li HungChang
and M. De Giers, the Russian minister to China, had a lengthy conference today after which it was announced that Li Hung Chang would
depart for Pekin tomorrow. Li
Hung Chang will be accompanied
by the Russian admiral, a Russian
guard and his own guard. Peaceful conditions prevail.
The failure of the Russians to
rebuild the railway to Pekin is
causing talk among the commanders of the restoration of the line
to the English owners for reconstruction andjoperation.
The sick among the Americans
are being sent to the hospital ship
Maine, w h'ch will sail soon for Nagasaki and Vokohoma.
.11 Ol NT   HAKI.lt     Hill Ml V IH
Third Monument DI»eoverrd-«ovcrn-
nieut Surveyor* Will Deride.
Chicago, Oct. 5.—A special to
the Record from Tacoma, Wash,
says: A new boundary marking
has justj'been discovered in the
disputed portion of the Mount
llaker district by the surveyors of
a railroad. They found the monument in the vicinity of Chilliwack
Lake, in the middle of a wide swath
which was years ago cut through
the timber. If the boundary follows the line of this ol d swath
Red mo 'untain and all of the disputed strip is on the American side.
This is the third boundary mark
to be discovered.
It is expected that the report of
the Dominion surveyors will be
made in a few days and the boundary dispute will then be on a basis
different from  a  miners'  squabble.
The Canadians claim the line is
south ol the present location and
the Washington authorities will be
asked to make a sure survey at
No Change lu MrlkR Munition
Hazelton, Pa., Oct. 5.—There is
no material change today in the
number ot men working in this
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Oct. 5.—There
is no change in the strike situation
today in the Wyoming valley.
Scranton, Pa., Oct. 5—There is
no change today in the strike situation in the Lackawanna valley, not
a mining industry being a* work
except the five washeries which the
Lackawanna company has kept
going since the strike began.
The concession for building the
Chihuahua & Pacific railway has
been formally transferred to the
Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway company. The stamps on the
document amounted to $6000.
A serious fire has gutted the Oxford wing of Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, the famous seat of
the Duke of Portland. The full
extent of th»» damage cannot be estimated at present. The priceless
pictures and   furniture  were saved.
The steamer Santana with 265
passengers and $500,000 to $600,-
000 in Klondike and Nome gold arrived at Seattle today.
Corpses of those killed in the
great storm at Galveston are still
being recovered at the rate of 15
to 20 a day. It is now certain that
the dead in that city will exceed
6,000, beyond the city 1,200, on
the mainland more than 1000.
Captain Duncan brought down
to Nelson on Wednesday from the
Granite mine, another $7000 gold
brick, the result ofthe last clean-bp.
The police authorities of Montreal
have been requested to look out for
Wm. R. Atkins, late sergeant of the
Provincial police at Victoria, B. C.,
who absconded from that city with
$1200 last June.
The liabilities of Wm. Levack,
the cattle dealer and butcher of Toronto who assigned a few days ago,
are now piaced at over $100,000.
The House of Providence at Dun-
das, Ont., a home for orphans and
old people, was destroyed by fire
yesterday afternoon. All the inmates escaped without injury. They
will be housed in the drill hall until
more suitable quarters are found.
Mrs. Jane Brotherton, a widow
65 years of age, while attempting
to take a short cut through the railway yards at Toronto junction, by
crawling under freight cars, had
her head severed from the body by
a car running over her. Death was
An explosion at the Bury powder
mills, near Shamokin,. Pa., last
night caused the death of two men,
Daniel Burke and Daniel Halebusch.
Richard Dewitt was so badly burned
that he is not  expected to recover.
Yellow Feverat Havana
Havana, Oct. 4.—The yellow
fever situation is not improving.
During the month of September
257 cases were officially reported,
with a mortality of 25 per cent.
Eighty-four cases are now under
treatment and 28 new cases have
been reported during the last 48
hours. Until Febrvary Havana
cannot be considered secure against
a yellow fever epidemic.
Willi.•«   Withdrew   Hut   Will   Slump
For Labor Party.
The nomination of James Wilkes
by the Independent Labor Party-
convention in Nelson yesterday afternoon did not end the proceedings.
Mr. Wilkes wanted time to consider
the matter and two hours later decided that he could not in justice to
himself and the party accept.
The nomination was offered to
Chris Foley of Rossland who accepted it by wire and will make the
contei t. His acceptance greatly
pleased the convention with whom
he had been a strong favorite from
the first.
JamesDevine was chosen spcre-
tary-treasurer of the campaign
committee and the Industrial World
of Rossland was made the official
organ of the party.
James Wilkes declared his loyalty
to the movement and said he would
stump the country for the nominee.
The convention adjourned at
11130 last night after having been
in session two full days.
Deiiradatlon ol'Chlncne Official* nt Por
elcii Dictation A*lonl*hcd Tlii'in
Shanghai, Oct. 4.—The astonishment of the Chinese was great when
they received today official notification from the viceroy to the effect
that foreign pressure had necessitated the degradation of prominent
members of the court.
The new German cable from Chefoo to Tien Tau has been opened.
It is reported that the allies will
demand indemnity which will aggregate $24,000,000.
«o Sara   Mlnlnter  Of   Justice   Mill* -
People'* Fartjr|AnKry
Toronto, Oct. 5.—Hon. David
Mills, minister of justice, has offended the members of the People's
Party by pointing out to them in a
letter the uselessness of a third
Toronto Cornervatlve cnudldair*
Toronto, Oct. 5.—The Conservatives are endeavoring to get W.
R. Brock, the well known dry
goods merchant, to run in Centre
Toronto, and President Kemp, of
board of trade, in East Toronto.
Kentucky Minera Obtained  II and a
Reduction In Wrnto
Owensboro, Ky., Oct. 5.—A
strike of miners at Baskett for
recognition of the union has been
won. The settlement carried with
it a reduction of wages. The owner
of the mines never recognized the
union but paid wages averaging
five cents more than the union
schedule. This probably is the first
strike for lower wages  ever   made.
Non-SfrlklUK    Minera    At    Hazelton
Htoued aud Clubbed.
Hazelton, Pa., Oct. 5.—Eight
Italians, employed on the night
shift of the Calvin Pardee & Co's
colliery at Lattimer, were attacked
on the public road leading from
that place to Hollywood early this
morning by 25 women, who had
marched from Milnesville.
The women were mostly Hungarians and Italians. A few of the
women were armed with club',
but most of them carried stones o:
various sizes in their aprons. The
working men did not attempt to
defend themselves, but ran away
aud were soon out of reach of the
fury of   the   excited   women.
What The Politician* in Kaateru Canada are Doing.
Montreal, Oct. 5.—Thefollowing
nominations took place yesterday:
New Brunswick; St John city, Hon.
G. E. Foster, Conservative; St.
John county, Dr, Stockton, Conservative,
Ontario; Kingston, B. M. Brit-
ton, Q. C. M. P., Liberal.
Want   *_<OO,0OO   Thi*    Year-Not    to
Blame lor Chlneee Trouble*
Kingston, Ont., Oct. 5.—At a
public missionary meeting of the
general board of the Methodist missionaries here last night, the Rev.
Dr. Sutherland, genera! secretary,
asked for $300,000 from the church
this year and said in a few years he
hoped to obtain half a million.
Mr. Endicott, from China, said it
was a coincidence that the troubles
in that country had broken out
where the powers were engaged in
selfish ends and not where missionaries were located.
Ca*ey Won't Kuu
St. Thomas, Out., Oct. 5.—G. E.
Casey, M. P. for West Elgin has
declined the tv110111i11.1tion in West
Elgin, owing to differences existing
among the Liberals of the riding as
to the choice of a candidate.
Charle* Athcrtou Suicided In Spokane
-l.'sed to Work Here.
Charles Atherton, formerly an
employe of the Columbia & Western railway, committed suicide in
Spokane on Wednesday by taking
poison. The only cause assigned
for the rash deed was temporary
nsanity due to despondency. He
had made an attempt on his life
with a revolver on Sept. 25, shortly
after his arrival in Spokane and
just alter a three days' spree, for
which he was kept four days in jail.
Atherton worked for a long time
for the Columbia & Western and
was well known in Trail, Robson
and Rossland, as well as Nelsor
He was a quiet fellow on the whole
but went on periodical sprees after
which he was frequently in the habit
of threatening to commit suicide.
Nothing is known here about his
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MATHESON BROS..    Editor* St Prop*.
Advertising rates will be made known
upon application nt this otffre,
Pine Watch Repairing a Specialty.
All Work Left otSThe LaUsview
Hotel, Silverton, will be forwarded and promptly attended to.
O. B. Knowles.
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What 1ms become of the Japanoso
I ii.)tiirsli_..itioii fuss, down ut the coast?
1 Vothiug apparently has been done and
British citiisensliip is to he prostituted
at the instigation of labor contractors
and with the connivance of some of
our most respected citizens! Are
such things to go unpunished? Are
the guilty ones to escape because they
have a pull? But, perhaps, wo are too
■ were on our officials who are only
.counting on their allies the Japanese
voters to down the Canadian voters as
th"y did the Canadian   fishermen.
And yet while such things as these
are allowed to go unpunished they ask
the workingmen to keep out of politics
and trust themselves in the hands of
their good friends the politicians, who
will safeguard their interests—as long
as their interests and the politicians
do not clash.
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The elections coming as they do on
November 7tli, following so closely
after thn Court of Revision to be held
by the Collector of Votos on November 5th, will mnke all the applications sent in within the last six
months to late for this election.
B. C.
Ask At Reeves' For
Cxalo -applos
Sweet Potatoes
The Commission to enquire into the
question of Chinese im migration is
now sitting at the Coast We hope
to see some good accomplished by
the Commission. There is plenty of
room for it, hut, as we have fcakl
before, the movement, seems more of
an election dodge than anything else,
coming when it does.
H H Reeves,
Silverton, B. C
BILVERTON,       -      -      -      B. C
and Soo line
Still Continue To Operate
First-clow Sleepers on all trains from
Also. TOURIST   GARB ... IWlng
 Diinmore Junction 1
dally for Bt. Paul, Bat unlays for
Montreal and Boston, Mondays
and Thursdays for Toronto.
Same cars pass Revelstoke one
day earlier.
Regarding The Eastern
The Victoria Colonist, which may
fairly be regarded as the official organ
of Premier Dunsmuir, in the issue of
Sunday last, withdraws its attention
from Fed. ral politics and enters into a
lengthy discourse on Provincial affairr,
probably inspired. Nothing tangible
is given but enough is said to show
that Premier Dunsmuir is about to
euter upon a new and progressive
stsgo in his administration. A new
policy in which there will be no room
for partisanism is to be launched,
presumably at the next session at
In its editorial upon the subject the
Colonists says;
"Under the circumstances above net
out, wo Submit thnt it ie lime to consider
how aline of action can lie matured
which will give lull effect to what has
heen so anspieiously inaugurated. .Vr.
Diinsinuir'a work as a public man 1ms
only began. He is a British Columbian
through and through. He hi a taith ia
the glorious province of whieh he is the
premier. He is animated liy a desire to
promote its welfare. He bus the • coinage and experience necesoarv to deal
with large problems. The time ie ripe
lor a policy framed on broad lines, for
the infusion into public life of something resembling the courage and enterprise whicli are manifest in (he
business community, and of which Mr.
Dunsmuir himself has furnished such a
conspicuous example. A policy is needed
which will be as broad as the province.
Sectionalis'n must have no place in it.
It must be a far-reaching policy. It
must be shaped in full view of Ihe im-
nien.-w possibilities i\bicli British
Columbia presents, and be carried out
fearlessly. It must, in short, lie i» policy
in keeping with our imperhd province."
For rates, tickets, and full Information
apply to G. B, Chaniu.ki!, Agent,Silver-
Ion, B.C., <)r
Vt, F. ANDER80N,
Although the general elections will
be held throught the Dominion on
November 7th. there are five counties
in which an exception is made, one of
which is the Yale-Kootenay-Cariboo.
In this Riding the election is held at
the time appointed by the Returning
Officer, the only limit being that it
must be within eight days ofthe
nominations. This exception of the
Riding from the general law is
necessary because of the remoteness
and inaccessibility of many of the
subdivisions which have to be supplied
with ballot boxes etc., some of which,
perhaps, cannot be supplied in time.
Tin's may iiu|ce the election here
some duys later than is expected.
week has the daily press
told of labor troubles smoothed out by
E P Bremner, Dominion labor commissioner. The most important of
theso was the patching up of the
quarrel between Mr. Dunsmuir and
his lately imported Scotch minern
who were preparing to desert the
country for the United States.    Mr,
c6^P"",A8ent'Nel80n|Bremner,eem8tobetheri?,lt manin
' the right place and has justified bis
.A. Q. P. A«ent,Vancouver, j        . ,       .
***"*.*"      -w■■■.-. | appointment many times over.
Hill Bros' boat brought down a barge
load of lumber on Thursday.
Go to R. G. Daigle's for fresh fruits
and coulecilonery. Near Postoffice.*
Ed. Sniillund VV. Grady returned on
Monday front a short visit to the springs.
Major Reed Is not contemplating
opening an hotel in Silverton as reported.
A L Roberta has transferred the scene
of hit, activity to Ihe Monitor, Three
D J McDonald of Kamloops ia Returning officer for the Yale-Cariboo
Tlie Aesisslant Post Office Inspector
visited the iocal mail distributing point
oa Wednesday.
Harry Wilson, msnager ofthe Nelson
brunch of the Win Hunter Co., was in
tnvn this week.
Silverton's contingent for Spokane is
now back. All agroe that the best exhibit was Spokane.
Divine Service will be held to-morrow
afternoon, at 8 o'clock, in the Union
Cburch.   Ail welcome.
D. R. Young, who boomed Slocan in
the editorial chair of the News, paid the
Slocan a Visit this week.
Foa S.m.c. A house and lot in Silver-
ton. Well situated. A snap for a cash
buyer.   Apply at tbis office.
M. and J. Grady who have been
spending a few diivsat the Grady springs
ou Ano v iake returned on Monday.
Grant TLerbnrn has returned from
his visit to the Coast, having taken in
tbe New Westminster fair on the trip.
Among the passengers who arrirod
yesterday was Airs. Patrick Griffin who
came from Wiunipegto join her husband
Another cricket score was made by the
ball players in last Sunday's game.
Silverton was put down aud out in the
seventh round.
R. R. Crosby, chief engineer of the
ss. Slocan, has been spending a well
earned vacation taking in the sights of
Nelson and Ro island.
Extensive improvements are l>oing
made to tbe Cliff bouse,on the lakeshore,
aod the proprietor expects to entertain
his many friends there ihis evening.
Geo. B. Taylor of Ten Mile has closed
his hotel at ihat point (or the winter and
has taken charge of (lie construction of
the ore bunkers for  the Arlington mine.
The Odd Fellows oi Slocan will entc r-
tain their friends iu Schonberg's HnlJ
on Friday, the 20th inst. A large number of our doncers will doubtless attend.
All work in the Jewelry Repairing
line, left st the Silverton Drugstore, will
be promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
tho well-known Nelson jeweler. All re
pairs are GUAiiAXTKxr. fob onb year. *
,1 M M Benedum, who indulges in |
gardening when not mining, hss presen- j
ted us witn a turnip which should have '
lieen included in the Slocan exhibit pt i
SpoKune. It is n flue specimen of Slocan |
homo grown fruit.
S. S, Mnnlock, nephew of C. Hand of
the Payne mine, has been spending the
week in town with C. J. McCltiro, of Ihe
the Galena Mines. Mr. Mnrdock bus
made many friends here who hope lo see
him extend his visit to some length.
Harry Strickland, Bourne Bros'  New
Denver manager, met with an accident
last Sunday while riding over the Three
Forks* trail.      At ono  of the highest
points bis horse was crowded to the edge
and fell over down the mountain breaking its neck.    Hiicklsnd WM slopped a '
short distance below the trail  by some
brtiaji   and en-sped with some severe)
bruises ami n half hour of unconscious- j
AND 1^„__
WOKK 1.BW AT   E. Amirwon'n ihh»„
hhoi. in NEW DENVER *,.,,. „E   "*
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Laundry Work Called For and Deliverer! Weekly.)
I', o;
A runt attrt cat am or tartan powcm
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Oold Medal, Midwinter Fair
Avoid Baking Powdera containing
alum.   Thoy we Injurloua to health
To Jambs Andehson, You are hereby
notified that we have expended Oue
Hundred Dollars in labor and improvements upon the Oakland Mineral Claim
on Four Mile Creek in the Slocan Mining
Division, located on Ilie 30th. day of
August 1896. and recorded at the record
ollice of said Division on the 12th. dav of
September 1809. in order to hold said
claim under the provisions of ihe
Mineral Act, being the amonnt required
to hold the same for the year ending
September 12th. 1900. And if within
ninety days Irom the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your
propoition of such expenditure together
with all cost ol advertising, your interest
iu ssid claim will become the property
ofthe subscribers under Section 4. of
An Act to amend tbe Mineral Act   1900.
T. H   Wimojj
Dated this fifteenth d»y of September
ll\|H'ct A llig lliisli.
Great interest is lieing taken in the
opeaing of the Colville Indian Reservation whieh tho U S Government haa oi:-
nonnced will take place shortly. The
country is said to bo of extreme fertility,
and a rush similar to that which took
plase when Oklolionitt wss thrown open
to settlement is being looked for. The
Reservation is in the noitborn port of
Washington State, and close up to Iho
Canadian boundary. The prini'ipa)
places in the neighborhood are Molson,
Chesaw, mid Bolster which nre wHIiin a
few miles of tho Boundary line, nnd thev
are most easily reached ly the Canadiun
Pacific Railway's new Boundary Creek
extension to Midway, ihe distance Irom
that point being only 19 miles lo Bolster, 20!,. to Chesaw and 23j£ lo Molfon
by a good wagon road. In lhe past difficulty has been experienced in getting
shipments of freight to those parts owing
to lack of Customs facilities, but this will
now le completely overcome as the
United Stales Government has just assigned a (.'iistini Officer to Midwav to
facilitate the transfer of American freight
to those points.
Laundry Work
Of The
Tixe icalners* trad©
is t3a.e trade. ETrer3r
TxreeDs: one tiiovLeaxid.
Slocan miners read.
X>o You Want
, Their Trade? „
i  j
General Full Line Lumber,
Mining Dry & Mixed Sash and
Supplies.        Paints. Doors.
MoColhtm eSsf Co.,   Sloenn, J*. O*
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lm"ml Union,Toilet Articles.
ISniNlios - ooint>s - Perfumes
(Toilet Waten - Povvclera t dbc.
Subscribers, $}, per month.
Private I'ntionts, |8. per duy
exclusive of expense of physician or am jreon and driiKs.
Db. \V. lv. Gomm. Attendant Physician
MisiS. M. Ciusiioi.M, Matron.
J. D. Mi I.ai'oiiun, l'resident.
W. L. IIaolkh, Secreliiry.
Wm. Donaiiii:, ,1. V. M.imi.v, It. .1.
McI.kan, A.J. MlDllX.U.Il, Unci Iln, MY,
SLOCAN Cl'IY     B. C.
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NO. 95. W. F. Of M.
Meets every Ssturday in the  Union
Hall in Silverton, at 7:.10 v. m.
J. It. ItoBBBT*,
J. C. Tyree,
Syrup of Horehound & Tolu
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acob Dover, XI
Convouiently Situated nenr
Railway Station and Wharf.
Tables supplied with til the dulicsoies
of the season.
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