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The Silvertonian 1901-02-09

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9, lt)01
Things Were cheap Before We Came?
• tl iLrrXilLlO. SILVERTON, B. 0.
Hewett Bond Paid llp-Kot Doe For
Three Monllw Yet.
Silverton, Nelaon, Trail, Ymir, Kaalo,  Sanflon,
New Denver, Cascade City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
.«- ........ SILVERTON   IRQ
During the   week  the  bond  on the
Hewett mine, near here, held by Spokane parties was taken up, although the
bond had yet three months to run before
maturity.     This goes to show that the
present owners ol the property are'more
than satisfied with their purchase and as
they have had done a large amount of
development work upon   it and bave
shipped this year some 390 tons of ore
to the Nelaon Smelter they are in a good
position to judge the actual value of the
property.   Tbe Hewett ia the only mine
in  tbis camp from  whicli  the ore Is
shipped  without  first being   carefully
sorted, the ore being shipped just as it
comes   out of  the  mine  and  netting
the owners |34. per ton.
The Hewett deal was put through by
Cross k Co, of this place, and it is under
Iheir management Hut the property has
been developed for the new owners.
Tw« Good !«%}s.
The OtUva. a Springer cfeek property
near Slocan City, haa been bonded by J.
M. Williams, the price being 133,000.
Work on tha property, according to the
tertpa of the bond, must be commenced
by April 1st. Mr. Williams pat through
last week another d*a\ bonding the
Myrt'e group fur $45,000, on a working
bond, Tbe Myrtle group is a Twelve
Mile pioperty and all lhe claims are recent locations.
Shipments of ore fram Slocan Lake for
thn year 1890. totaled 3078 Tuns.
Shipments in 1900 totaled 4030 Tons.
The shipment   ot ore   from   Slocan
Lake pointa, up to and Including the
present week, from Jan. 1, 1901.
From New Denver                       Tons
Hartney 60
From Bosun Landing.
Bosun  180
From Silverton
Hewett 390
From Enterprise Landing
Enterprise     60
From blocan City
Arlington     480
Two Friends 40
Black Prince 20
Bondholder      20
Don't forget the'Carnlval to-night.
Eugene McNiehol left for the East on
H. H. Reeves ia spending a few days
in the camp, ^^^^^^^^***^m'
A large number from ban atti
tba Memorial Services la New Denv
laat Saturday.   A muclv'targiiir iiii|*4
however wou|d have cone op had thi
n. 81ocan lelt In apy decent time •****,|
been agreed, but although arriving o|
time the boat was held here ball an hon|
to unload freight, making all who went]
on her late for the Service.    It  wouh
have been a slight inconvenience for th
boat crew and a great convenience *"«
the passengers if the unloading ol I
freight had been deferred for the dowi
trip.   On sn occasion of this kind Hi
officials night have strained a point, a
tbey seem to have no objections on of"
trips to carrying Silverton freight.]
bere on other days.   Those in charge <
the Service arrangement in New De'nve
might also have waited (or the arrival r
the boat, especially when tbey were it
formed that the boat was bere with
- -   ..      —i
««» a *>*;u« « mam*•***.8«ade* ua
j« THE SLOOAN. ____^__————
*   ' ,^r—PstptsWm^m*w****wwt**^*w*m**^^
Jacob Dover,
The Jeweler. in
_   Established In Kelson 1890.
"Free Miner" writes as  follows to the
Vancouver World:   "Il ia oa open  secret that Chinese .ire doing assessment
work on Brittania Mountain Ior a company lately organized by some ol   our
lending citizens, and  owning some   17
claims.   In one place a tunnel has been
driven   for moro than 100 feet, and in
other   places on  the property openings
have been made.    Tlie work covers a
period of several months.   These Chinese
do this work for (6 a foot, a future that a
white miner could not live on, and it is
understood tbat further development is
to be pushed forward by tf»a same Wior.
There sre quite a number of free miners
holding claims in this section, one and
all ol whom look tor a blight future for
tbe new mining camp and who deplore
the fact that right at the  start, Chinese
should be employed  aa  miners,    Tbs
company referred to haa no connection
with the Brittania Mining Co., tlie latter
hiring none but white miners and never
had a Chinaman   in  their employ, not
even aa cook.    I  aak,  is  it right that
Chinese should work underground?"
The Speculator will soon appear again
on the shipping list.
Alex. Dodds is now foreman at the
Red Fox mine, near McGuigan.
Work hae t een commenced on the
Hamilton group, Twelve Mile, by the
owners Messrs Gillette and Damlco.
The last shipment ol Bondholder
ore shipped netted IS,400 tor 16lj tons.
This places the Bondholder in tbe same
class as the Vancouver in tbe matter of
ore values.
I -not week part of the Bosun crew was
let out. Those affected were engaged in
the stopes and it is thought that the difficulty with the smelters ia tbe reason
(or the lay-off.
(The boud held on  the  Rlooon claim
by the Hewett syndicate has not been
taken  up,  but the syndicate has purchased outright the interest held in the
[claim by Perre Altafler.
* W.J. Barker, formerly foreman of tlie
Vancouver mine here, is managing the
1 .nn.o mine in Lillooet, where forty men
are employed.     Bill likes the country,
out informs us that the   mercury has
been registering 18 below zero there for
two weeks.
Silverton will celebrate the first Victoria Day, May 24th, 1901.
R. Insinger, one of the Hewett syndicate, spent part of last week in the camp.
Vincent Lide is building a residence
in Ferguson.   Things are getting serious.
E. Criddle is making a business trip
through tbe Nelson and Ymir districta.
George Clark waa discharged aa convalescent Irom the Hospital on Monday.
luiuieu iuu_ sew  uui,   «.«->-_.   —***,—-	
Leslie Hill is paying one of hia regular lMge number anxious to join the paia.
visits to the Vancouver mine, for which an(j v(,n\a be in New Denver in flfte
he ia the manager. minutes mWM
Emmanuel Jack is visiting his home in
Nanaimo.. He will bo back in time for
the football season.
The local hockey players were invited
to play in Slooan thia week, but all were
not able to get away.
A. P. McDonald, our local freighter,
haa two of hia teams at work hauling
!co to town from Harris* Lake.
Go to R. G. Daigle's for all kinds of
fresh fruits. He is receiving shipments
daily. Fresh joufectionery, choice line
of fresh groceries.      ^^^^^^^^^
Rosa   Thorburn    ia
Seven Tears  Agoi
uun luuii/ui.. .. contemplating
closing up bis Laundry here at the end
ot the present month' and removing his
business to Phoenix.
It was a very enjoyable dance that the ■ _
Athletic Association gave in tbe Union 1 .        .,
- .  L ,l"open tl
A copy ol the first number of the 8k
can Tiroes, dated "New Denver, Augu]
25,1894," has fallen into our bands, at
the news items and editorials are as it
teresting to-day as tbey were at tbe dn
of issue, if not even more so. Tbe Tim
was the pioneer newspaper of Sloe.
Lake and flourished at a time when
verton was enjoying her first boom bh
when New Denver—in the words of t>j
editor— was "the recognized Metropo ,
ot the Slocan District'"
Jim McKinnon was the Silverton ct!
respondent, aod his first budget of ne
contained tbe following:
"Thc boys are having a picnic with t
Messrs Halt. A Jeffera m
Carries the Biggest and Beat Stock in Western Canada.      All Jewelery Re
pairs are Guaranteed, as only the moat expert hand arc employed.
Careful and Prompt Attention is given to all  Mail Ordeta.
Addreai tyxtera to. JACOB DOVER, THE JEWELER, NELSON, B. O.
A     »lnip_merkt     Of
One    Irk    a    !&*&v**r
A Hiss«-«i  little.
Dave  Davis,  one  ot our well known
minors, met with a serious accident at,1
the Queen Bess mine last Satin duy.    lie
had put off a blast on Saturday evening,
part of which appeared to have exploded
but  leaving  part  of the charge unex -
ploded in tbe bottom of the hole. While
picking out this hole the balance of the
charge Went oflSiml Davis was seriously
Injured especially about the head.   Both
his eyes were badly hurt and nothing
but a skilled oculist can save his sight.
He was taken down to Sandon and sent
to Spokane where   the  beet specialists
will  be employed   to treat him.   Dave
haa many friends  in  this camp and all
hope Ior his speedy recovery.
A   Filial   _\ffit]int.
The oie shipments from the Slocan
Lake region for this year already total.
1100 tons. Eight properties sre already '
nn tbe shipping list and several other
properties will be shipping within the
I next few days. The-Arlington of Slocan
City now holds the first place having
sent out 480 tons, with the Hewett of
this place a good second with a total of
3_K) tons to its credit for tbe new year.
Tableaux awl Farce.
The following is the program to be
rendered in the Union HWh.n Thursday
Moses hi the Bulrushes.
Mrs. Bacon aqd Mrs. Gardiner.
Club Swinging 	
May and:Sarah Lawson.
Queen Esther and King Ahaueras.
Miss Brandon and Miss Hunter.
Mrs. Gardiner.
Ruth Gleaning.
"Box and Cox."
God Save the Kiag.
Hall on Tuesday evening.   A number of
New Denveritea were present.
The first Issue of the Trade Budget, a
weeklv jonrnal'of the commercial interests of British Columbia, will be issued
in about two weeks Irom Vancouver.
If you are suffering from la grippe or
sny kindred affliction, take Perfect
Waters. One box will effect a cure.
Four-bits at The Silverton Drug Store, t
Knowles k Findlaj. of the Lakeview
Hotel, are sToi ing away a large amount
i-f Ice to meet next summers demand of
their patrona for ice eold liquid refreshments.
Slocan City will have a race-course
and athletic grounds fitted up south of
the town. Sloean is lucky in having
enough flat ground outside tbe townsite
to be able to this.
Several from here attended the Masquerade Ball in New Denver on Thursday night Tbe affair wss a big success
from start to finish, and fully sixty mas-
queraders took part in tbe fun.
F. H. Bartlett will preach a special
sermon to-morrow afternoon in the Union Church, bia subject being "Life in
Silverton." lt is understood that he will
deal with the aweeping charges recently
made by the Rev. Mr. Duncan.
The bills are out (or the St. Valentine's
Entertainment on Thursday evening, to
be given under the auspices of the Episcopal Ceurch, in the Uuion Hall. The
entertainment is sum to lie well attended
as the program promises to be an exceptionally good one.
Mr. and Mrs. 8 Daigle expect to leave
next week for Greenwood, where tbey
will stay during the coming summer.
Mr. Daigle's blscksmithing business will
be tsken over by G. A. Sprsgg, who has
moved into town, with his wife and family, (rom Deer Lodge, Montana.
B«fore Twenty Years Have fassed
Roddick Cameron, foreman  at   the
Alamo    concentrator,   was   accidently
killed last Wednesday.   It appears that
he went up tho tramway a distance
above the mill  to start a ear which in
some manner had become caught    After
starting the car he jumped on behind it,
and while crossing  tlie  high trestle at
Uie mill the car jumped thu track throwing blm off.   He was  picked  up  in a
dying condition, and lived  but   a short
time  after being found.   A wife   and
tour children are left to mourn his untimely dsiA\\\,
Such foolishness I never saw
As lately has come over maw;
An' almoa' as tier's my paw.
But worst of all's my. brother-in-law I
I has t' keep as still's a mouse
When I go down t' sister's home,
Er else I'll wake thst "preal»>-e dot."—
The kid that I'm tbe uncle oft
He jus' arrived laat week one day r
I'd liet ea not he'd stayed away
Till I got bin:, 'caus now, ye see,
The figs an' things Sis buys for me—
Why, he'll get big enough V eat I
Maw savs, "Now, Willie,aintbesweei?"
I wonder if they 'spec' Til love
That kid thst I'm the uncle of?
Hu never says a thing but "Goo!"—
I Jes' think—an' he's my nefifow, tool
I An' onoe Ihey give me him tb hold—
They act a* tho' thev think  he's gold 1—
He ain't my style I'd have 'em know,
An' nex' time I'll jus' tell 'em so,
When off on me ihey try to shove
That kid that I'm the uncle ofT
—National Magazine.
Kaslo will have a newspaper;
Dewet will b*"cornered" again;
The Sandon townsite lawsuits will be
ready for another appeal;
Nelson's daily papers will pay;
Tbe Townsite building may be painted;
Slocan City will be incorporated;
Rosebery will double in population;
New Denver will get a pay roll;
The Rowland papers will begin crediting clipped items;.
Sllvertonians will build another church.
The G. P, R.  will  advance freight
All merchants will be advertisers, as
those who thought it didn't pay will be
caught up to and run over;
Tbe Galena Mines will be started up;
The Chinese Commission will have lift
sepmt ready;
Tbe fashionable color ot experts' leggings will be yellow,
Tub S.lvibtonmn will be a da ly, and
"open their dining room in a tm da;
"The Calgary ia looking   exceeding
"well,   Mesars J McNaught and Alexif
"der McKenile are expected to arrive g
"a few days.  The daily output at tfe
"Alpha continues and those gentleff^
"have a mine there of which they ew/j
"justly proud."   Jamea waa a pHUW
writer as well in those strenoos daya. ijg
in discussing tlie action ol the gote'.
ment la neglecting to build a wagon i\_\
up Four Mile makes t«e following » .-,
hope: "May we not long be curaed *
so contemptible a government'.wb
heart pulsateaonly Ior the interests c
few." n *..
The business men and mine o#rJ
were pulling to have a branch bank:
tablished and were ptepawd to star
bank of their own unlesa thia were dt.
jack Gossom and Billy Brewer bad ^
come in from the head ol Fonr %
where   tbey   had   prospected    tiajj
ground." Billy was tired out. j|
Theodore Davie had a letter In tblf^
sue referring to a petition that th? G
ernment subsidise a spur of the N
Railroad lo New Denver. Coo-men
on the letter, tbe editor aa>a: "It u
open secret that the C. P. R. will b^
into New Denver and locate its hi
quarters here."
The mining locals   are interests
"Hob Kirkwood and J McKinnon tf,
made the find  of  tbe  eeaeoa   on
Vile." is the way the discovery   ot
Knterprise  is  recorded.     The   Ga
Mines was then working, for we
that J C Bolander had returned from
Currie and reported having  found ■
ledge.   Forest fires were rsging on
penter ereek. from the Noble Five tc .
low Three Forks.
Among other  prophecies  we  n
that  "Wilson k Burns mean to l
the wholesale meal trade ot tbe S
in New Denver."   Evidently Edito. ■_
*le ment to please his local readei
any rate.
An editorial on the postal service*
a familiar ring, and when It waa n
aary to go to Nakusp to register a   .
there w#s certainly a kick coming.
Farther on we read that "Captain
gtnbbs is to be reindicted as Gold
i missioner for West Kootenay," '
raised a "howl of indignation and
plaint " And all tbi« because Cf
Eilsstubbs only bad the credit for t
that "the country (Weat Kootenay
no good."
Tbe editor was publie auctioneer
dry public and townsite agent as w
Tlie Nelaon Tribune spoke oil the
l*lng operated hj 3.. J. Yonng,
Calgary Herald, to tht Lardtau d
aa-wlldcate.'*   Now  he will  hs
prove it or be convictad ol libel.
New Yo*.  Feb. V-BariiWi
Lek«oopt»r, %\<*M,
Lead—The firm that fixes the
TH» »:i.y»-«— -   | P'1™ ,or B,lneM  n'1 nn»Ue*" V*'
We will  all  be older and   P»*llHP» ^w>00attheclyHo,.     '.,_,'
__. ...ill iu, wiser. I.
rtm.itiQt»*il*t' —mm
{JS§tai Ijulup, tat Are
Forced to Surtonder.
London, June  j8.— A dispatch
llrom f»V&:batlt>r tolMy'a date
The forces   of the combined
;s\ets ocflipiedgthe Taku north forts
eslerday, after exploding a  maga-
ine, The British gunboat  Algerine
/was damaged and two of har men
and four officers wounded.
"Japan and Russia are reported
to be landing a large force of troops.
All ii quiet here."
ft.1        Ctlttte lleon the fight.
London, June i8^-In the house of
.-onimons Mr. Broderick today for
he government said the Japanese
varships reported that the Chinese
oris opened lire on the gunboats at
he mouth of the river yesterday at
2:30 a. m., that the ships then en-
aged the forts and that the en-
agement was proceeding when.the
apanese ships left at 5:30 a.m. yes-
Detachments' from all tbe foreign
arships were landed Saturday to
'protect Taku. There was one,
Chinese warship at Taku which re-
ained passive.
Hurrying np Reinforcements
Mr. Broderick added that British,
ussian, Japanese and French reinforcements were due to arrive about
Thursday. The telegraph line from
Taku to Tien Tsin has been restored.
! Washington, June 18.—The navy
.lipartment has been informed by
\ilmiral Kempff that the Taku forts
eslerday fired on the foreign ships,
nd after a brief engagement sur-
Berlin.June 18.—1:30 p.m.—The
erman consul at Chee' Foo cablse
hat an engagement is proceeding
t Taku between the Chinese forts
nd the foreign warships.
The Tabu ForU are Taken
London, June  18.—Shanghai is
0 the   front again with the   state-
ent tint the Taku forts have been
ccupied by the international troops.
ccording to a Chee Foo   special,
e forts opened fire upon the war-
hips, whereupon the fleet replied in
ind and silenced the Chinese guns,
nd the international forces subse-
uently landed and seized the forts,
the   news   of this   engagement is
ated to have been brought to Chee
00 by a Japanese warship, but the
ate of the occupation is not given.
According to a dispatch, the Chi-
ese bombardment followed an ultimatum sent by the   commanders of
e fleet.
.Legation at Pekin Capture*
11 official dispatch from the Ger-
an consul at Chee Foo, received
1 Berlin, confirms the arrival of a
apanese torpedo boat with the fol-
3wing message:
"The Japanese torpodo boat reports that the legations at Pekin
ave been taken."
No Positive Neve. From Pekin.
A later despatch from the same
onsul received in Berlin this morn-
ig states that an engagement is
roceeding at Taku between the
'iiinese forts and the foreign war
hips. Berlin has also official noti-
jcation from Shanghai that, owing
.) the interruption of telegraph
es, no trustworthy news what-
er is obtainable ofthe events tran-
jpiring in Pekin.
j "Telegraphic communication with
le north," says the Shanghai corespondent of the Times, under date
f Saturday, "ceased early this
Doming. The last message from
ien Tsin reported that fighting had
gun, but gave no details. Mes
bges for the north are now for-
urded by steamer from Chee Foo.
it. ll. 1 ,'oree In ■ Bad Fix.
"Telegrams, received here yester-
iy hy the consuls from the fleet at
ku di'M-rili* the position of the
*irce under Admiral Seymour, close
j Pekin, as serious, since it is con-
bnted by (..jneral Tung Fu Hiang's
loops, and has large bodies of Box-.
j^'s in tlie rear., Water is scarce'and
>e i-i)niiiiiss;iriat defective."
r-Theflttinf out ot the Japanese
battleship Asahi, of 15,200 tons, being finished at Clydebank, is being
expedited and she is under orders
to sail within a week.
No Word Prom Macdonald.
The despatch of the Associated
Press from Admiral Kempff was. the
first news Lord Salisbury received
of the capture of'the Taku forts.
THe foreign office has received no
word from the British minister at
Pekin, Sii Claude Macdonald, since
June 12, and the government is
ignorant as to whether the legations
at the Chinese capital had been captured br not. The admirals on the
spot were relied on to overcome all
Deputy Minister Admits That it Was
not Equal to Emergency.
Seymour Retreats to Tien Tain
Lord Salisbury in the house of
lords today said Admiral Seymour
had returned to Tien Tsin, but the
government did not know exactly
why, nor what Admiral Seymour's
intentions were.
Pear lor tb» Legation*
The failure of the international
forces to reach Pekin has greatly
intensified the anxiety here as to
the fate of the Europeans huddled
together in the legations at the Chinese capital, and it is feared also
that the check to Admiral Seymour's
forces, necessitating their return to
Tien Tsin, will lead to large additions to the ranks of the Boxers and
make their suppression still more
Troopa Sent flroiti Natal
New York, June 18.—The extreme gravity ot the Chinese crisis,
says the London correspondent of
the World, is shown by the decision
to detach a division (10,000) of infantry, three batteries of artillery
and a siege train from the Natal
(Sir Redvers Buller's) forces for immediate dispatch to China. When
asked how many troops he could
spare from South Africa, Lord Roberts at first replied that he could not
spare a single man until he had
fought a decisive battle with Gen.
Botha, the commandant-general of
the Boer army, as the sending away
of any part of the British force would
encourage the Boers to prolong
their resistance. But, when the
government at London, pressed the
demand, Lord Roberts consented
to the use of the above mentioned
force from General Buller's command.
A Regiment Sent Prom India
Simla. June 18.—In consequence
of the gravity of the Chinese situation the Seventieth Bengal Infantry
has been ordered to proceed to Hong
HuMla JOemaiida Indemnity
London, June 18.— A dispatch
from Shanghai says Russia has demanded fifty million taels indemnity
for the damage done to the Chinese
railroads in which Russians are interested'
Ameriran Troopa O rdered Over
Washington, D. C, June 18.—
The wardepartment confirms the report that the Ninety-eighth infantry
has been ordered from Manila to
China. Col. Liscum commands the
regiment, which has its headquarters at Tarlac, about two hours distant by rail from Manila. The war
department officials say that the regiment is probably already aboard the
transport and ready to sail for
Japan Also Sending Troop*   .
London, June 18.—The Yokohama' correspondent of the Times
says: "Japan is sending 2,000
troops to China.
An Apology from Korea
"At an audience granted to the
Japanese representative at Seoul the
Korean emperor expressed regret
for the torture and execution of the
two refugees, which, he said, occurred without the imperial knowledge.
He promised that the judicial
officials involved should be punished.
The incident is thus closed."
Ottawa, June if.—The house
committee to inquire into charges
of fraud, alleged in connection with
the emergency rations for Canadian
troops in South Africa, commenced
proceedings this morning. The com-
mitteis composed of Messrs. Russell,
Frazer (D. C), Campbell and Brit-
ton for the government, and D- F.
Monk, T. Chase, Casgrain and E.
F. Clark for the opposition. A large
number of witnesses have been summoned from Montreal.
The principal witness this mom-
was Lieutenant • Colonel Pinault,
deputy minister of m-Iitia, who was
examined by Mr. Monk. Colonel
Pinault deposed that he gave a
sample of the food to the inland
revenue department to compare
with the food supplied on other
occasions. The result of analysts
showed the sample was deficient in
fat, but as good as regards proteid.
The analyst, however, did not
think the stuff was entitled to rank
as a concentrated food, or that it
was equal in food value to $2 per
Pinault also said the food supplied by Dr. Devlin was recommended by Dr. Neilson, director
general of the medical staff. He
further deposed that Devlin did not
receive a cent until February 4; that
the delivery of goods was made
|anuary 24, which disproves the
opposition charges that payment
was made before the goods were
Funeral of Mrs. Gladstone
London, June 19.-—Mrs. Gladstone, widow of the great English
statesman, was buried by the side
of her husband ift Westminster abbey this afternoon. The service
closely tesembled that of her husband.
The returns ot the vote cast at
the recent election being all in, except that from Cassiar, the data is
at hand to draw some instructive
conclusions as to the ratio of representation to the number of votes
cast. Including the highest vote
for the successful and the lowest
vote tor the unsuccessful candidates in those constituencies which
elect more than one member, and
leaving out of account the spoiled
ballots, there were cast in all the
constituencies outside Cassiar a
total of 25,603 votes. This is an
average of 711 for each of the 36
members for these constituencies.
On this basis, the following table
will show how greatly many constituencies are over-represented,
while others are under-represented:
it to the representation it now has. 1
Nanaimo is well above the average.
Vancouver could justly claim onejf
not two, additional members, and
New Westminster has almost two-
thirds the excess of votes requisite
to establish its claim to a second
But it is when we come to the
recently settled and rapidly growing
districts of Kootenay and Yale that
the great injustice becomes apparent. Rossland riding should have
at least three members, on the average being entitled to 3. 671 members. In view of the rapid growth
of population in this riding as compared with other sections, it could
fairly claim four members. Nelson
should have two members. Taking
the whole of Kootenay, its representation should be increased from six
to 11 members, and East and North
Yale fhould have another member
between them. Eight island constituencies with a total vote of 3341
elect nine members, while six Kootenay constituencies with 7606 members elect only six members—two-
•thirds of the representation for
more than double the vote.
While a sparse population scattered over a wide area of comparatively
undeveloped country, such as Cariboo, Cassiar and Lillooet, the wants
ot which are but imperfectly known
to the rest of the province, should
be given higher representation than
ic would be entitled on a straight
population basis, there is no excuse
for the favoritism shown to such
districts as Comox, Cowichan, Esquimau, North and South Victoria,
North and South Nanaimo. It was
the existence of just such constituencies in England which provoked
the reform agitation 70 years ago
and brought the country to the
verge of revolution. It is to be
hoped that the members from Kootenay will stand together, regardless
of party, to force the passage of a
just redistribution bill and that
Premier Dunsmuir will rise superior
to his local affiliations on the island
and do justice to the interior. Otherwise the promotion to office ot any
island representative will be apt to
become the signal for the election of
hostile members from the interior.
Fears That Dot One White Man Has
Survived the Fury of the Boiers.
Alberni  198
Comox  628
Cariboo  530
Chilliwack  507
Cowichan  304
Delta...  612
Dewdney  625
Esquimalt  524
E. Lillooet  208
W. Lillooet  225
N. E. Kootenay. 436
S. E. Kootenay. 972
Slocan  1188
Rossland  2610
Nelson  1541
Revelstoke  859
Nanaimo City... 839
"         N.. 506
S.. 474
New Westmins'r 1170
Richmond  560
Victoria City.... ^822
"          N.. a4c
"          S.. 467
Vancouver....  . 4047
Yale, W  503
Yale, E  1011
Yale, N  997
'•64 S
3 -970
The most glaring irregularities
are those between the island and
lower mainland constituencies on
the one hand and the Kootenay and
Yale ridings. The former, outside
of the cities of Victoria, Vancouver,
Nanaimo and New Westminster,
cast a vote ranging from less than
one third of the average per member upward, but in no case do they
come up to the average.     Victoria
Following is a summary of the
sales an the local exchange today,
together with the quotations:
B C. Gold Fields	
Big Three	
Black Tail	
Calitornla ,
Brandon k Oolden Crown.
Canadian Gold Fields.....
Cariboo [Camp McKinney]
Centre Star $ 1 55
Crow's Neat Pass Coal...,|40 00
Deer Trail No. 2  7
Deer Park [newj  3
Dundee   '   15
Bvenin?6tar  10
Giant  4
Homestake (Assess, paid) 3
Iron Mask  39
IronColt  4
I.X. L  IS
Jumbo  25
King (Oro Denoro)  10
KnobHlll  69
Lone Pine Consol  18
Minnehaha  4
Mont* Christo  4>A
Montreal Oold Fields  3%
Morrison  3%
Mountain Lion  9}
Noble Five   4
North Star ( Kootenay)! 1 07
Novelty.... ..!.   S   .
Okanogan (Assess, paid).. 2%
Old Ironsides  80
Payne f 1 10
PeoriaMines  2%
Princess Maud  5
Uuilp  25
Rambler-Cariboo  22
Republic  98
Bt. Elmo Consolidated.... 3y.
Sullivan ,.  12H
Tamarac (Kenneth]  K%
Tom Thumb  25
Van Anda  3U\
Virginia .-  4
War Eagle Consolidated, .t 1 54
Waterloo  2%
WhlteBear  2*
Winnipeg ,  lb%
11.50 •
f .35 00
11   '
.    2
$ 1 00
$ 1 44
It is within the range of probability that Pekin may be the scene
of a massacre excelling in horrors
that of Sir Louis Cavagnari and his
suite at Cabul. Roberts avenged this, he has avenged the
wrongs of the Transvaal outlanders
and he may yet be called on to punish the yellow fanatics at Pekin.
The strain of anxiety for the besieged garrisons in South Africa is
no sooner removed than Great Britain is put to a similar strain in regard to the fate of her ambassador
at Pekin and his family. This time
the other European nations, which
crowed over Britain's  reverses, are
having a similar experience.    Let
cast a vote nearly enough to entitle  them try how they like it.
New York, June 19.—A dispatch
to the Tribune from   London says:
"The Express correspondent says
it is felt certain that the real explanation ot the failure of Admiral
Seymour's expedition was divided
counsel among his motley force,
only the American troops honestly
co-operating with the British admiral. A former English resident of
Pekin says:
A massacre of Whites
" 'If the legations have been
taken, every one has been massacred. Murder would be the object
and motive of the attack. Nobody
would be spared if the embassies
were captured. The embassy enclosures would be commanded from
the great wall near by, and would
be incapable of defense against Chinese mobs. The Chee Foo consul's
report is not conclusive, but the situation is most alarming.'
London Fears the Worst
"Lord Salisbury's and Mr. Brod-
erick's statements in parliament left
a painful impression that the worst
had not been told and that there
had been a massacre of foreigners
in Pekin. The only source of consolation for members of parliament
was information that Indian troops
had been ordered to Hong Kong,
and that the British, French and
Japanese troops would land at Taku
on Thursday. With additional reserves on the way from Manila and
British ports, these belated reinforcements implied, according to
the alarmists, that a catastrophe
had already occurred, and that the
relief forces had retired because the
legations had been massacred.
There was also suspicion that the
Taku forts had been bombarded
when it was too late to do anything
to save the legations. While
the number of foreigners in China
is supposed to be about 11,000, including 600 Americans, at least one-
half are at Shanghai, and not more
than 600, if so many, would be huddled together at Pekin.
Fear* Tor the Legation.
London, June 19.—Judging from
the German official dispatches the
American ships took no part in the
bombardment of the Taku forts. No
news has yet been received here of
the relief of the legations at Pekin,
and European attention is centered
far, less in the overwhelming display
of naval force at Taku than in the
fate of the diplomatic staffs and 600
cosmopolitan residents guarded by
a handful ofinternational marines
within the legation compounds.
There has been no news thence
since June 14. The revolt is spreading in western China. The representative of Mr. Pritchard Morgan,
M. P.. at Cheng Tu, wires that he
and his party have been detained
there owing to news that the revolution has broken out in Szechuan,
which adjoins tbe province of Yunnan, also in revolt, and official news
comes today that the Loudon missionary society's, premises at Taso-
shih, central China, west northwest
of Hankow, have been destroyed
by a mob.
Oltl.lal Story nl III<i Haul.       .  .
London, J une l§\-—The'-admiralty
office has received the following
message from the -ollic'et ^mmancl-
ing the British first-class cruiser
Endymion:   ' i. '. '      .":■'■ "
"Liu Kun Tau, June 18.—The
Taku torts opened fire at 1 a. m. on
June 17 on the ships of the allied
squadrons. After six hour's engagement, the forts were silenced
and occupied by the allied- fo reefs.
Additional men for storming the
forts were sent ashore from the
ships the previous afternoon.
"The British corps up the river
engaged were the gunboat Algerine
and the torpedo boat destroyers,
Fame and Whiting. The two latter
captured four Chinese torpedo boat
destroyers. The casualties of the
Algerine were slight. Those of the
storming parties and others are unknown.
"A Chinese second-class cruiser,
flying an admiral's flag, is detained
outside Taku by the allied admirals..
"No information of. Commander-
in-Chief Seymoyr's return fo Tien
Tsin has Been received by the rear
admiral up ta two .in the afternoon
of June 17. I am sailing forthwith
for Taku."
Tho HIiImK Spreads Rapidly
The rising seems to be spreading
with rapidity and shows unexpected
organization among the anti-foreign
elements. The missionaries at Taso-
shih escaped and reached Hankow
in safety.
Chinese Ship* at Shanghai.
Cable dispatches from Shanghai
report that a number of Chinese
cruisers are anchored in sight of the
foreign settlements, which are only
guarded by a small Japanese gunboat. A thousand Chinese troops,
with two 49-ton guns, still hold the
forts outside the town. The viceroy
of Woo Sung is reported to have
assured the consuls that the foreign
settlements at Shanghai will not be
Seymour's Retreat not Confirmed
The British admiralty draws attention to the fact that the Endy-
mion's report, which is of a later
date, does not confirm the (apanese
report of Admiral Seymour's return
to Tien Tsin.
I'nele Sam to Send Three Regiments
New York, June 19.—To meet
the exceedidgly grave complications
that have developed in northern
China and in order that the United
States may be represented in the
relief and protective measures
forced upon foreign nations, the
president has directed Gen. McArthur to send three regiments of
regulars to Tien Tsin, which, with
their support of commisary, field
transportation, signal men and
medical staff will make a force of
5000, says a Washington special to
the Tribune.
Japan to Send Troopa.
Yokohoma, June 18.—The news
of the shelling of the forts at Taku
has caused great excitement
throughout Japan. It is reported
that the powers will ask Japan to
send 20,000 troops to suppress the revolt. It is probable
that the government will consent.
Additional transports are being prepared.
U Hung< haug Summoned.
Paris, June 19.—At a cabinet
council to-day, the minister of
foreign affairs, M. Delcasse, announced that the telegraph line between Pekin and Tien Tsin was still
interrupted. A dispatch,, received
herefrom Shanghai says Li, Hung
Chang has been summoned to Pekin
■from Canton.
Empress Punishes lieneralf. '
London, June'19.— An agency
dispatch from Shanghai, dated June
19, says the latest news from' Pekin
is that the dowager empress is
greatly concerned' at the capture of
the .Taku forts and that wholesale
degradations of the Chinese army,
including Generals Sung Ching and
Fung Fu Siang, the governor of
Pekin and other high officials who
promised in the Tsung Li Yamen,
to accomplish the expulsion of tha
foreigners, have taken place.
Three of the Taku forts,  it i
added,  were completely destroyed
and most of the garrison  killed or
wounded by a charge of the sailors
of the allied fleets.
No News From Fekln Blare June 11
Shanghai, June 19.—The consulates have received no communications from the legation at Pekin
since June 11, and great anxiety prevails as to their safety. There are
innumerable rumors, but there is
nothing of an authentic nature. The
stories purporting to describe the
situation at Pekin on June 17 merely
reiterate previous accounts.
The viceroy of Nankin has taken
vigorous measures to prevent a rising in his district.
No Trouble Around Canton.
Hong Kong, June 9.-—It is understood that Li Hung Chang leaves
Canton for the north June ao. Canton is quiet and the viceroys of the
provinces bordering on the Yung
Tse Khng are believed to be strongly opposed to the revolutionary
i   . ...
■ ■■ ,  i l_HI,*r ts.Ai.ti.- -     '
Dunsmuir, Eberts tnd' Turner are
Sworn in as Ministers.
-'Victoria, VB.   C.June* 16.—The
new cabinet will be composed of:
James   Dunsmuiri ' premier and
president ofthe council.
„    D.. M,t Eberts,  attorney general.
J. H. Turner, probably minister of
A. W_ Smith, minister of mines.*
Ai'C. Wells.
Mayor Garden of Vancouver.
The first three were sworn in
ahd assumed their duties today..;.
Fiom all parts of Canada and
many other points in tha province
telegrams of congratulation were
forwarded to the new premier, and
to sentiments of congratulation the
expression was added in many instances that a new era had dawned
for British Columbia and that confidence in the country would at
once be restored.
That the Dunsmuir ministry will
meet the house with a strong working majority on July 5 is conceded
on all sides. The development of
the magnificent resources of the
province on a broad and comprehensive scale, to which task will be devoted the energies of Premier Dunsmuir and his colleagues, will bring
to'the new ministry the support of
by far the greater portion of the
membetsi" "'   J'■■ ' -."' "    1
The attention of the pro-Boers in
the United States is respectfully
called to a magazine article by
Moreton Frewen on the origin of
the Monroe doctrine, which is now
the corner-stone of the American
foreign policy. This shows that
the doctrine was of English origin.
The story reads:
"Spain's colonies in South and,
Central America were at that time
in rebellion, and the holy . alliance
was pledged to suppress the anti-
monarchical ebullition. George
Canning, the British minister of foreign affairs,being anxious to thwart
the holy alliance without bringing
the combined forces of the warlike
coalition (Austria, France, Prussia
and Russia) about his ears, went to
Rush, the American minister in
London, and propounded to Rush
that policy for the nation which is
now known as the "Monroe Doctrine."' Accordingly, oh the 22nd
of August, 1823, we find Canning
submitting this whole policy to
Rush in a state document. Rush,
not yet being'in a position to acquiesce, referred home to President
Monroe for instructions, and Monroe submitted the' proposal, among
others, to. Jefferson and Madison,.
Suth was the Monroe genesis.'1,
Thomas Jefferson, ,the father'of
Democracy, warmly' approved this
policy:in a letter written in.October,
1823, in which he said:
"By acceding to her (Englaud's)
proposition we deiach her from the
band of despots, bring her' mighty
bulk into the scale of free government and emancipate a continent at
one stroke. Great Britain is the
nation which can do us the most
harm of any one, or of all, on earth,
and with her on our side we need
not fear the whole world."
William J. Bryan, the leader of
the present Democratic party, looks
to Jefferson as his lineal political
ancestor, but he said at a reception
to the Boer envoys that he sympathized with their cause because
his sympathy would always go to a
republic against a monarchy. There
is a slight difference between, the
' positions of the former and thi* present leader. :       ..   .,,■■..';*...,
The difference is that Jeflfej-sdn
knew that, in 1823,\ti,\fi'm
stood for liberty as against absolutism. He knew'that, with all the
defects which then existed in. the
British- constitution, the British
government contained the essence
of democracy behind the screen of
monarchy. He looked not at the
name, but at the essential thing behind the name. Since Jefferson's
time the British government has become in every respect a republic under the thin guise of monarchy,  for
democratic reforms have been effected which were not dreamed of
in Canning's day. On the other
hand, Krugeif's Transvaal republic
was the very form of government
which Jefferson mqst detested—a
narrow, corrupt oligarchy which
threw every obstacle in the way of
an expression ot the popular voice
and the carrying out of the popular
Will.   1
A British .statesman gave the
United States the hint which led to
the adoption of the Monroe doctrine. Jefferson was broad-minded
enough to see its merits and urge its
-adoption. Bryan, his unworthy political descendant, is more concerned
about turning a pretty phrase to
catch votes than he is about serving the lasting interests of his
But when the madness of the
presidential election is past, we may
hope that even Bryan his followers will take sober second
thought. Then they will realize
that the best friend of liberty is not
the country which prates the loudest about it but is the one which
secures to every man of any color
under its flag the largest degree of
liberty's solid realities.
Preferential Tariff Pollcjr.
Bowmanville, Ont., June is,.—
Speaking at the annual meeting of
the West Durham Reform association yesterday afternoon, Hon. Sidney Fisher said the Laurier government had reduced the price of many
articles constantly in use by the farmers. „ Referring to the preferential
tariff, he said the difference in policy between the Conservatives and
Liberals was that the former wanted the motherland to give preference for a like tariff from the Dominion. The Liberal policy was to
give preference without asking anything in return, thereby obtaining a
higher position In English minds
and helping on the imperial sentiment now becoming so popular.
Proposed General Amnesty Must Re-
Instate the Bx-Captaln.
New York, June 16.—A dispatch
to the Times from Paris says:
"It appears from a declaration
made in the chamber by M. Wal-
deck-Rousseau that the government
cannot deprive ex-Captain Dreyfus
of the right of completely. rehabilU
tating himself by any . scheme .of
general amnesty. • The amnesty
must give Dreyfus the right of reinstatement with his previous grade.
M. Waldeck Rousseau therefore
opposes the bill. It is believed here
that Dreyfus will-make ;another attempt at complete rehabilitation at
the exposition."
Broke Two. World's Records.
New York, June 16.—In a private
trial at Berkely Oval, Walter F.
Smith, a young member of the
Kings county wheelmen of Brooklyn, broke two world's amateur cy-i
clipg records. Paced by a motor
cycle, Smith made a half mile With
flying start in 45 seconds, and a
mile in t.28. This lops four and
one-half seconds from the former
mile and one-half second from the
former half-mile records.
HrllUli    Commissioners   and   Police
fflurderod In West Africa,
Bathurst, Gambia colony, West
Africa, June 16.—A native rising
has occurred in Gambia colony.
Two British ministers and six members of the police have been killed
at Sann Kanndi,. on the south bank
of the Gambia river, by Mandin-
,.-   .   #lri£.)^tyjn_M tjroi_ji Cassiar.
i'pg ,tet;ifn)s_/]h*V«^e&titecewed from
Caeaiat;. Port' Sh^json—Clifford
13, Irving |o. Staples 1.
■'. v.•       •••; _j _■•■,!,._.,,• . :	
The Indian famineis a terrible
object lesson in the consequences of
destroying the forests. The flow of
water in the Nile and Congo rivers
is reported to have already shown
diminution from this cause. The
raising of a continuous crop of trees
on the watersheds will soon become
a universally accepted necessity.
Boxers Burn Churches and Roast Chinese Officials Alive.
Shanghai, June 16.—Last night's
advices from Tien Tsin report that
large incendiary fires occurred in
the eastern portion of the city.
Three English and American
churches were burned, besides the
residences of many foreigners. Telegraph communication is interrupted, the poles have been burned and
there is no hope of immediate repairs being made.
The train conveying the relieving
party with food and ammunition
was obliged to return, being unable
to reach Lang Fang, where detach-
ment'. of foreign troops, despatched
on Sunday last, are now endeavoring to repair the line.
Oflieials Burned at tbs Stake
New York, June 16.—A dispatch
to the Journal and Advertiser from
Tien Tsin says:
"Boxers control Tien Tsin and
the native city officials have been
burned at the stake. Great panic
prevails among the Chinese."
Hlots Break Out Anew
Hongkong, June 16.—Trouble is
brewing near West river. Riots
have broken out at Lun Chow,
whence over a hundred refugees arrived at Fu Chow June 13. About
5000 rebels have assembled at Kwei
Li Sien. Bodies of Canton troops
passed through Fu Chow on June
11 on their way to meet the Boxers.
British Warships Sail
The British first-class cruiser
Terrible, with troops, sailed for
Tien Tsin this morning. Captain
Scott of the Terrible, previous to
sailing, arranged to land a twelve-
pounder and other ship's guns for
land service. The British first-class
armored cruirer Undaunted has suddenly been ordered north, under
sealed orders. She will sail immediately.
No Wire to Tien Tsin
New York, June 16.—The cable
companies today sent out a notice
to the effect that telegraphic communication with Tien Tsin was totally interrupted.
Anxiety In London
London, June 16.—With the reports coming through Tien Tsin
that the Boxers have massacred a
number of native converts and servants of foreigners east of Pekin,
besides burning the Catholic cathedral at Pekin, the situation in the
far east appears perceptibly graver.
To add to the difficulties, comes the
news this morning that telegraphic
communication between Shanghai
and Tien Tsin is totally interrupted.
Consequently, the prevailing uncertainty as to the facts and possibilities of the position will be accentuated. It is generally recognized
that' the .position of foreigners at
Pekin is perilous, as there is but a
short step from the massacte of servants of foreigners to the killing of
foreigners themselves.
The Powers Must Control
"If a massacre is averted," says
the Spectator, "and the palace te-
duced to seeming obedience, the
grand difficulty will be to decide on
the next step. The powers can
neither encamp permanently in Pekin nor leave until it is established
that the government is prepared to
respect international obligations and
able to hold China together. If
anarchy breaks out in China, the
object of the powers is defeated and
the future success of present efforts
may involve a series of wars of
which no man can see the end."
The paper suggests that the
egress from the present impasse
must be (omul in the appointment
by the representatives of the powers
of a competent vizier, as has so
often been successfully done in other
eastern crises. Otherwise, the hideous calamity of China falling to
pieces may in a few months be exciting the cupidity and overtaxing
the capacity of all the  ruling   men.
Commenting upon the supposed
hesitation of the United States to
participate in the movement to suppress the Boxers, as reported in ca
ble   dispatches ..from ..Washington,
the Statist says:
"No European power will misunderstand the present hesitation of
the United States and jump at the
conclusion that American feeling
and opinion are controlled by the
political" considerations connected
with the approaching presidential
Members Who   Compose   It.   Cassiar
Alone Beins In Uoubt.
The   following   candidates  have
been elected:
Riding.   Winning Cand'te.    Party.
Alberni A. W. Neill Ind
Comox.... A. Mounce ... .Turner
Cariboo... .A.   S.   Rogers ...Con
"       J.   Hunter Con
Chilliwack... ..C. Munro. .. .Govt
Cowichan. ..C. H. Dickie. .Turner
Delta  John Oliver Gov
Dewdney R.  McBride- Con
Esquimalt.. C. E. Pooley ..Turner
"      .W. H. Hay ward. Turner
East Lillooet.. .J D Prentice Ind
West Lillooet. A W Smith. .Turner
N.E. Kootenay...— Wells.... Ind
S.E. Kootenay..E C.  Smith..Gov
Slocan  R F Green Prov
Rossland Smith Curtis Gov
Nelson..   . John Houston .... Prov
Revelstoke — Taylor Con
Nanaimo... Ralph Smith... Labor
N. Nanaimo. W W B McInnes.Gov
S. Nanaimo. .J. Dunsmuir Turn
New Westminst'r.J. C. Brown,Gov
Richmond J. Kidd Prov
Victoria J H Turner Turn
"     .. H D Helmcken....  "
"      RHall   "
"     ...A E McPhillips....  "
" North..J   Booth     "
" South..D M Eberts   "
Vancouver ... .J Martin Gov
"        ... H  Gilmour   "
"        ... J F Garden Con
"        .. RG  Tatlow    "
West Yale D Murphy Turn
East Yale.... Price Ellison.... Con
North Yale .. F J Fulton ....    «|
Turnerites.; 13
Conservatives  8
Provincial 3
Independent 3
Labor    1
Total Opposition       28
Government         8
Doubtful         2
Total 38
iTclilus Tbem About B.C.
Ontario exchanges report that
Aulay Morrison, M.P., accompanied
by James Livingston, M. P., of
South Waterloo, was making a tour
of the agricultural sections of On,
tario, and everywhere was well received. Mr. Morrison was frequently interviewed concerning affairs in
British Columbia, and willingly imparted the fullest information.—
Vancouver World.
Latest Move   or   Roberts-Boer  Hald
Repulsed-Kew cape Cabinet
London, June 18—With the exception of a rumor at Capetown
that Lord Roberts is about to seize
the Delagoa Bay railroad at a
strong strategic point and the announcement of the completion of
the new Cape cabinet, there is no
news from South Africa.
Belated dispatches from Lord
Roberts, sent from Pretoria under
date of June 16, give an official version of an attack on a British post
at Zand river June 14, by 800 Boers
with three guns. It says that General Knox, vs it ti a mixed force,
drove off the Boers, who left four
dead and four prisoners on the field.
The British loss was Major Seymour and two men killed and nine
Capetown, June 18.—The new
cabinet has been officially announced. Sir Gordon Sprigg is premier and treasurer, |. J. Graham is
colonial secretary, Mr, Rose-Ilines
attorney-general, Mr. Smart department ot public works, Sir Peter
Faure, agriculture, and Mr. Frost
minister without portfolio.
Cronje's Son Surrenders Klerksdorp
with Many Arms.
Sir W. V. Harcourt denies that
he will retire from politics. To nn
old warhorse like him, the smoke of
political battle is like the breuth of
London, June 15.—The war office has issued the following dispatch from Lord Roberts: -
"Pretoria residency, June 14.- -
10:40 p. m.—Klerksdorp surrendered on June 9 to an armed party
sent on by Hunter.
"Kitchener reports that the Boe"rs
attacked a reconstruction train this
morning a few miles north of the
Rhenoster river. He sent out
mounted troops and drove off the
enemy before they could do any
damage. One man was killed and
11 wounded, including two officers.
"A messenger from Klerksdorp
reports that Cronje, who commanded there, determined to surrender'
as soon as he knew for certain that
Pretoria was in our possession. His
example has been copied by many
in the neighborhood. The courthouse is now said to be full of
London, June 15.—The war office
has received the following dispatch
from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, June 15.—As I telegraphed jjou from one of our outposts, 15 miles east of Pretoria, the
Boers evacuated their position during the night of Jurte 12. They had
paid so much attention to strengthening their flanks that their center
was weakly held, and as soon as
this became evident on June 12, I
directed Ian Hamilton to attack.
He moved against Diamond hill,
with the Sussex, Derbyshires and
City Imperial volunteers, supported
on the left by the Guards brigade
under Anigo Jones. It was grand,
seeing the way our men advanced
over the difficult ground and under
a heavy fire. Thi casualties, I am
thankful to say, were less than 100,
a very small number considering the
natural strength of the position
which had to be carried.
"Our seizure of Diamond hill
caused the Boers to feel they were
practically surrounded and this resulted in their hasty retreat. They
were being followed yesterday by-
some of our mounted corps. Hamilton spoke in high terms of the
troops engaged. Hamilton received
a contusion from a shrapnel bullet
in the shoulder, but is not, I am
happy to say, unable to perform his
The rest of Lord Roberts' dispatch deals with the casualties and
Gen. Baden-Powell's movement in
the Western Transvaal, where he
wilh 800 men, is systematically reestablishing order and collecting
arms and supplies. About 600
Boers have surrendered and Baden-
Powell has captured 230 prisoners.
According to Baden-Powell's report,
the Boers will readily discuss terms
of surrender and they ull appreciate
the work of pacification performed
by his troops.     ..    .
< llllor.i aud Irvine  Ahead lu  Cassiar
Vancouver, June 18.—The following election returns have arrived
from Cassiar: Clifford, 2.Sh; Irving,
240; Staples, 237; Godfrey, 188;
Bella Coola and Hazelton to hear
from.    No details received.
first News from ('ape Nome.
Seattle, June 18.—The steamer
Jeanie, Captain Mason, arrived last
night, fourteen days from Cape
Nome, wilh few passengers and no
freight. The Jeanie brought out no
gold except what was in the possession of her passengers, as it has not
been possible to do much work during the winter season.
The Jennie was the first vessel to
break through the ice and reach
Nome this season. She sailed from
Seattle May 2, and arrived at Nome
on May 23, three days ahead of the
steamer Alpha, although the latter
had sailed in the middle of April.
The Jeanie brings news of all the
vessels of the northern fleet. They
are waiting the breaking up of the
ice, some remaining at Dutch Harbor and others scattered along to
within 140 miles of Cape Nome.
Several of the vessels, including the
.accidents t\
nd there ha
freight and |
lioss of life-
engtrs re;
about  105  mill
number of mir
some dafaage tc
gage, but,'«>i
jury to persons
Returning pa
general health at flome to havej
good throughout^ihe winter,
has been lack of accotnmc
and prices for everything are. I
but the situation Will be relieve
soon as the' ice shall break]
freight vessels get through.
— ,———
Already 24 Members are on
Attend the Caucus.
Vancouver, June 18  —Thatj
Dunsmuir will have a good  foi
ing is evident from the fact  thi|
ready 24 members-elect are he
attend the   convention.    All
friendly of the new premier ar
ministers, with the exception 0$
Turner, who is seemingly not si
ceptable to all as the other men'}
of the cabinet.
The convention opens with a
1 imi nary caucus at 4 p. tn. anc
meeting proper will be held her
Mr. Martin arrived at Vance
from Nanaimo this afternoon. «g
Sir  Wilfrid   Laurier propos
increase  the  Chinese headtax [
$50 to $100. This would  be a)
fective as the proverbial old
an's broom in stopping the tide
Ontario is organizing an ass
tion to prevent consumption.
is rough  on  Los Angeles.     >
will the city of orange groves t
maintain its population?
Evangelist Joly has been corfi
ed of stealing S7000. ThetH
about as much weak human nl
in an evangelist as in any
man, but it does not always s|
itself in criminal acts.
The grand  encampment
Fellows of British Columbia w^
held in Rossland next year.
Raymer has been elected a deli a
to   the     sovereign    grand   1(9
which   meets   at   Richmond,  |
next year.
In the year 1899 there we js
sued 355 crown grants for min
claims in West Kootenay as agl
211 in the rest of the prov.Sj
That shows where developmejg
being done, for a crown \*m
means work done.
It is charged that the  emerj'J
rations   furnished    the     Cant ,
contingent  in   South  Africa v
not   sustain   life in an  emergi'
Why not try them on the contr .
for the period thev  are supposi.
last?    If he survived, he  wou*
innocert; if he starved to deaf
would  have  deserved   to  die
therefore justice   wguld  have I
The following is the relative I
strength of the piincipal ratio .
Chinese waters:
Nation Tons     Men
Great Britain.. u" 1,696    6993
Japan 1 __: 1,487    8703
Russia 101,081    7894
I'nited States .  51,554    3770 ;
Germany   :wt'79    3038
France    19,60a    1616
This shows that Great Br
and Japan are eipial to all the 1
powers combined.
The responsibility for defei
Mr. Mackintosh rests with the
pie of Rossland. They were b
to defeat Martin. They were ti r
mined to reward and hono
man who brought $7,000,000
their camp and inspired new
into their city, and they pile<J 1
adverse vote that swamped thi
of the district! We cannot ca
the decision of the people, bu
venture to express the hope thi
good people of Kissland are
oughly satisfied with themselv
■ v       A ..w*rtl.-~*m .•*.■**>•  **-*•*-**■<*  v'A-^»l|HWWMr,*<W**««WW*^«'"WtMWi*W»lWt
Saturday, February ?.   1001.
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"> nj i' »*j-
fr    ■ .     i'i i""
Hdltors   * Props.
Advertising rates will be made known
upon application at this office.
practically nothing in this neighborhood
We Jiave been bouyed up by promises
and Jed on soft speeches by the politicians,   while   tbe  government   haa
spent thousand!, in building roads and
trails   in  places   where thvre was no
mines and jiardly a Recent  prospect.
Jjast aeusiou the government  went
so far  with  its  bluff as to vote an
appropriation  to   build   this    much
needed road, but owing to  the negligence ot our incompetent officials at
Victoria   that   is as far as the work
ever reached.
All Work Left at Tiie Mkevlew
HoteLSilverfon, wjtl be'Wwerd-'
oil and promptly attended to.
Ot.'Eswm Knouvle*.
SANDON,   - -j - B. 0.
*-z- ** ■ v ■-'*.■'.—_——
Conveniently Situated Hear
Ballwaiy StaUon. and Wharf.
":,L: ROOMS,, .
Table* rtipj^ledT with all fhedeHcacles
ol tbe season.       ..
JiENDERSON $ QEfTttlNa, - Pfcois.
SLOOAN.-dlTS"!;-.i.e.** '.   »• 0.
The provincial press at present, is
full of railroad talk, for br against
certain charters being granted. If
our government, local and general,
would put all proposed roads on
common basis and let them build
where they would—provided they did
it with their monev, not the people's—
thero would be (ewer roads built on
paper and more spikes driven. The
motto of our legislators should be
"The more railroads the better, but
not one dollar nor one foot of land".
some nice pew pqelry ready, Adonis
couldn't stand it no longer, so be up and
lakes a sneak into de woods, an plckln"
out de biggest wild boar lie could find,
fights him to a finish.
Dat night, when Venus wasstttin'in
ile kitchen workin' tidies, de boll rung
an' she ge(is a felegral dat ber lover's
kicked de bucket.
Here Is where Venus doeB de faintln'
act, an' when she comes to, she trolleys
inter de woods tu find his nobs, but she
gets l#t, ler ondeepo^ pfiejre )ie squeaked, a bag er flour had sprang up.
But placin' de pour In her lovelv
bosum 'she wept an' wept over it), a^'
say, it didn't do a thing to dat lovely
bosum.—Geo. R. Brill.
*^ll^\l^4^sL'uu.■mfr.-sT.-'-'i' - * .zzz- """ ,      i.' ' '    ', ygg
■q  i mri g    UP-TfrDATE IHT EVERY B&AFCB.
TJ OTTQl? S    ■» •» NEW DENVEB mt-a, a* wa*
XJ.V/v^-*-f 8    wAaoaotemt''**m'.i*eaartt^
A.N.D |   «, ^l*ortn*i»_ti.
LUNDRY    S *v«arT?-- - m
(Laundry Work Called Fpr and DsjlTSjad Weekly.)
simn ...
When yo^r wifcteh goes wrong or
your oloi-l} refuses to go bring it to me.
' If you have a piece ofjewelery in
need ot repair, bring it to me.
I am prepared at all times and in
every case to guarantee my work.
E. iVBrlnST Jeweler,
NEW PENVEfy  - B. 0.
piLTERTON,      -      -      -      B. a
pLOOAN,     -      -      -      B.
$andon Miners
Subscribers, $1. par month.
Private Patients, |2. per day
exclusive of expense of physician or surgeon and drugs.
Dm. W.E.Gomm, Attendant Physician
Miaa 8. M. Chisholm, Matron.
J, D. McLaughlin, President.
W. L. Hao'lib, Bectetary.
Wu. DonAHOi, J. V. Habtin,|R. J.
McLeas. A. J. McDonald, Mike Bbady
$nd Soo line
$tU£Oontinnj_s To Operate
Jtrst-elaaa Sleepers on all trains from
TAlso TOURI8T CARB... .Passing
—Punmora Junction-
daily Ior St. Paul, Saturdays for
Montreal and Boston, Mondays
add Thufsdays Ior Toronto.
Hams cars paae Revelstoke one
.lay earlier.
"■; '    *toO, ■*..
.      fitVt    YOU
' Regarding The Eastern
, •**.. .■   r*T*a\i P;*
X<w   Contelwplato  T$akinp,
The outlook for the mining industry
this season in thq Silverton   district is
very bright and the mfoy  improvements and tbe large amount of development Vfork laid ont by the different
mining  companies    operating    here
is assurance that this season will be the
busiest that the camp has eyir known.
The muddles into whioh some of our
leading properties had drifted, notably
the Fisher   Maiden,   Comstock   and
Noonday; have all  \ieen straightened
out by "the courts and are again in a
position to  go ahead with their development.
Tho Vancouver will work its usual
quota of miners and as soon as the
season will permit of the repairing of
the wagon road will be a heavy shipper of ore to the smelter. -
The Emily Edith Co, whicji has
been steadily developing their property
for the last three years, will undoubtedly erect a large concentrating plant
for the reduction of its ores this
spring. This itself will have a very
beneficial effect upon business in our
town as the proposed mill will be
almost within the town   limits.
Jupt what will be done with the
Wakefield property, above town, it is
hard to say, but the worst this
company can do is to remain closed
down and it is more than likely that
some steps looking towards thb resumption of work on that mine may
be looked for at an early date.
The Galena Mines' new owners are
keeping everything about tbat property
in shape ao that it can be started np
at a tew hours ?ot jce. Surveys for a
mill and new tnnnel has been completed
and the Oalena Mines will be working
in fall blast before the season become
much older. This property has one
of the largest bodies of silver-lead ore
yet blocked ont in the Slocan and will
be one of onr heaviest shippers.
Development on the Hewett mine
will be continued and a force of miners
employed as large as the present force
engaged. This company will continue
to send ont ore to the smelter as long
as the wagon road, is pas table.
One of tbe liveliest parte of sur
district will be Red Mountain where
the big-copper-gold veins are situated.
It is here that the Miner-Graves
syndicate will resume operations on
the Rockland group on a big scale and
that portion of onr camp is likely to
give employment to more men than
all of onr silver-lead propositions
The Congo, A. E and L. H. properties
will all be worked this summer and no
doubt some big mining deals will be
made in Rod| Mountain propertiee
this season.
In the test case recently brought up
it was decided that the Natal Act
could not be enforced against tbe
Chinese, so that the Chinaman is free
to come to British Columbia as formerly. It tock a Rock Springs
massacre, with several million dollars
indemnity to pay to educate the people
of the United States on the Chinese
immigration question, and tho peip'e
of Eastern Canada might as well
prepare themselves for a similiar
education on this subject, -for it is
bound to.come and tht-y will have only
themselves_$o blame.    -
The standing ot the pupils ol the  BU
verton Public Scoool for the month   ol
November is as follows:
V Reader.
Inez Calbick. Horton.
Alice Calbick.
IV Reader.
Mamie McDonald.
Sn rati Lawson.
Harry Carrey.
II Reader.
George Horton.
U Primer.
Evelyn Horton.
William White.
I Primer.
Chart Class.
Leslie Carey
Freddie Jeffrey.
Maooii! Paesons, Teacher,
Assent* for CAtGARY B^E^,
Sash and
Full Line
Dry  4 Mixed
MoCallum dfe Co.,   Slooan, B, C>.
Venus and  Adonis.
Vepus an' Adonis is de names ol two
luvey doveys wot lived in a town named
Greece. Adonis was a good-look in'mug
wat didn't do nothin' but chase de
aniseed, and Venus was a goddess (wot
ever 'fell dat is 1)
Anyhow, de goddess waa dead stack
on his nobs, but his golflets, bein' u
good-looker, had lady Iren's to burn, so
be gives Venus ile frozen heart. Now,
wot does de dolly do but trig iiromul alter
de dude snivellin' like a waste pipe,
making eves and spout in' Iili Adonis \\;is
sick tit his stumniick.
One dsy Adonis hail a date tu go
li'intiu, sn Venus, in usual, was 'roun
blubberia' an' sighln' an' saving ahe
was sure he'd never enme back ; un' dat
he didn't care (or his birdie no more, an'
dat he inns' wrap up warm, nn' not
wear his short tunic nnd get cold, an
must hurry back  nn'  rhe  would   have
Says, in speaking of the part 1akea by
the Canadians at the .battle of Paardeberg, that it was their forward'position
whieh v as the final move thnt compelled Commandant Cronje to lay down
his arm» on the anniveisary ol Majuba
Day. The Weekly Globe is enabling its
yearly subscri.iers to hand down to their
children nn excellent memento of thai
important tvent by preae.nting Ihem
with adeverly executed pictiire}*which
conveys a very correct idea of Ihe Boei
laager and the portion of the (.'anai'laii
troops at the lime. The picture may In-
seen at this office.
Outsido Parthia Po. iring Horses in Silverton
Can Have Them Reserved By Writing To—-
+ t t f •       t ♦   .     *
A. p. McDonald,
SILVERTON. • • ». C.
A Seasonable Article.
■     t	
Ot the hundred of medicines on the market
fbere  h none  we  can  n-commend   more
Highly  to oar customers and   friends thaw,
Syrup of Horehound & Tolu
yU   AND   WIltifEft SOHED-
Vor rates, tickets, and full information
*pply to 0. B, CtUt*\eemu, Agent, Bllver-
Vt. 3, COYLE
A* Q, P. Aisent, Vancouver.
It appears tbat Chinese are being
employed in doing assessment and
development work on a group of
claims on Britannia mountain, near
the famous Britannia mines. The
quart* miners ns well as the coal
miners will soon be competing with
them and that in spite ol- there being
a law that practically debars a Chinaman from' working nnder ground.
We are afraid that Premier Dpnsinair'i
anti-Chinese declarations and laws
are only big fakes got up to oatch the
labor .vote and never intended te be
kept or enforced.
The necessity of a wagonJroad to the
Rod Mountain portion of onr camp
ia apparent to all who ara familiar
with this place. For the past, three
years our  government    has    spent
To Whom it May Concern.
I hjrebv beg to inform thuae indebted
to me tbat I have handed nil arcomtts
dun me over to I be V. 111. Hunu.r Co for
collection and roust Jurist 011 the immediate settlement ol same.
-    -   - GERMAN -   -
For Sale af.All.Drugjjists.
In our new and handsomely KlustrctcJ catalogue you will flni full
lines and prices of all
that Is newest in wedding
rings, bridal presents,
bridesmaids' favors, wadding Invitations, etc.
A copy af this catalogue will be cheerfully
tent you upon application.
Ryrie Bros.,
Yoag* aa* ASelaM* SU.,
We prepay charges aad
vefund money If desired.
'fry il and be Muyiiitid uf its merits.
For Sale At
he  siLimos  m*i mu.
>td***< vr.r
To di-t Rum**, oa to any person nr
In-1 _•• mn to whom lie OU bave transferred
Ilia iuit-THta in tbe following Mineral
rUinw.Cwtigii No, 9, t'ouimajider and
linn ol on Red M,uniain, near Silverton
It 0 . Slocan Mining Division.
Vou are her.el>T untitled thnt I have
expended threy hundred dollars ($300)
iu lalwr and impnorenients upon tbe
aliove mentioned mineral Claims in
onler to hold qaid tRiperal claims nnder
provisions of th,1) Mineral Aet and it
within ninety faya irom tlie date nt this
netige yon fail ea refuse to contribute
your proportion of raid expenditure
together with al) tosia ot advertising,
vour interests in said claims a ill become
tne progeny ot, li: satwerilier under
Section 4. of air Avt tu Amend U14
Mineral Act 1900,
KrauI" lit aim.
Dated this 26ilr. day ef Ita .-ia her l'JJO.
Thistle -x* Hotel.
 P AT.   O B I FF I N.	
First-olass       aooommodation
tor Tli©    JPtAtolio.
81LVERTON,       .       .       .       ,       .       B. 0.
B©   Ir»ro_t_rhptl5r
To   By
•wm      P^OJVII^XI^Y I>OIVJB?,
NOTICE :—-Last CiiaxceSo. 11,"
(Silver NiU'iiet,) Mineral Claim, situate
in the Sloi-nn tuning Division of West
Kootenay District
Where located :-On the divide between
Eight and Tea Miie Cieeks.
Take Notice tlint V J. M. MilJregor,
acting as agent for George Kv.M, Free
Miner.s Ortillrate No a3H36^r Intend
sixty days from the date hereof to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of Improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe above
And further take notiee that action
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 6tfa day ot November, 1900.
3. M. ItycGuoQ*.
11 11 ■ 11
NOTICE:— "St. HivmV and "Tnov"
Mineral Claims; situate in the Blocan
Mining Division of West Kootenay
Where located.—On Fonr Mile creek,
relocations of the "Fisher Maiden" and
Take notice tbat I, N. F. Townsend,
acting as agent for tbe Fisher Maided
Consolidated Mining k Smelting Company, Free Miner'* Certificate No.
b41 153, intend sixty daya from the date-
hereof, to apply to tho Mining Iftec^rder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for tlie
purpose ol obtaining a Grown Grant of Uie
above claims.
And further take  notiee that acthJn
under section 37,   must be commo'hctfl.
berore Ihe issuance of stirh I Certificate a.
Improvements. .   „•      ij
Dated this 1st day of October, WOO. "
24 111 I 00.
J.m. McGregor
application will be unvle lo the Livi-U-
tive Assembly of the Province of Ihi.n!i
Columbia at its next Session for an A<^
to incorporate a Company with Power tu
ran, construct, excavate and maintain a
tunnel through an d n ml et ijast. lv-
ln(( between tho town of Silverton hii<I
the town of Sandon tn the Disttlrt 1 f
Kooienay, in the Province of BiitMi
t'l-liiiiihia, from • point cn the North t'tX*
of Four Mile Cnek at or rear where »ti|'l
Creek i-nteia Slivmi Lake ar.d * nkifi two
mill's ol Ibe said town o! Silverion to a
point at or pear the town of HandDii, and
within one mile thereof; and fur ihe pin-
poses ot the undertaking; lo run ixploi-
Ing anil branch tnnnels from the main
tunnel; alao tu sink or raise, milling
working or air shafts along lhe line or
course from Mie tnnnel or nrani-lies; in
explore for minerals l-y tl.e nse of drills,
shade or exesvafcens; to i-oiislnici, _(i»iu-
laip and operate by electricity or
wise tramways nn<f roadtfsys for the
purpose of earning ores, waste, mine
products and freight or an may be otherwise required; lo engage in all kimln ol
mining operations and to erect and ni.iin-
tain crashing, electrical, hydraulic, sam-
pliog, eoticentratlng, ameiting and refining works or, other plant and to deal in
tl.e products ol the same; to supply, "•''
snd di*|>oae of compressed air, linl»t.
power and water and to erect and pl"«
sny pipes, el^cliic Uae, cable or elctiri'
cal apparatna above or below ground. »-
Iqng, Qver and aqioes streets, bridges imil
lands; ibe right, subject to exielinf
water reqords, to arqnire and take fi«ro
Fonr Mile Creek aforesaid so much ol ths
water ol said Creak as may be necesr^ry
for all or any ot the purposes of the Company, and ibe right 10 use and ntllis* 'or
said p-irposes all water coming from tbs
saldluuael or branches, _f><Ji to erect,
construct and maintain any dam, raceway, flnme or other contrivance or plw
for diverting snd utilising said water and
to construct and maintain all works nci-n-
sary to obtain aud make water powrr
available; to take and bold shares in any
otherCompany; to enter into any agro*
menis and to make contracts with \**>"
sons or Companies owning anv interests
in mining lands ef otherwise and 10
charge tolls ar.d receive compensation
for the use ol Hie tnnnels or works ol tin
Company, % drainage or other benefit*
derived from i,i« tunnel of blhiaches; »•
purilmmi, lea*o or otherwise S(cqiiire »<**■
bold Patents, nmi-hinery, Unas, premie
miHrlingn and all real-aad-|iersonal X'°r~
ef ty; tp Iniild, own and maintain whsrved
ilPlksand t nam ways Ip connection witli
thJMinderUkfnp of the Company, end •»
lnlUiLe^tip.-inalntalii and operate id-
-epiplr amf telaptMne. lines in connection -wrtb the said tunnel and branrleni
hrtd wJth powrr to expropriate lard f«
thopijrpoeeaol the Company; asdwi-"
albjirierVifi'essai'y or incidental riuhfi
I'bwenhandTil'rtllrgeaTas.'Aay be nece'-
dental QtA'OpdiHjve to the »•'
saryyJiicidenUl otx-opduclve
LKin'meiit of tito aHOvu-objOcts
Uiam..■w.-*'L_!r,*.*___r t*   ••■**•
T\s.te\s-.T. _I1t.__,_r-_._-___*w»r
DATE*!) st^a'nMuVerrBTO., tbis Bib
day of Decern her. A. D. 1900.
Davis, Markham. k Macni-.h.i..
8ollcltota-for tbe ApplU»»t'<.


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