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Silverton, Nelson, Trail, Ymir, Kaalo, Sandon,
New Ronver, Cascade City, Grand Forks, Sirdar
Midway and Greenwood.
Are You Looking For
Srylish goods?
<;r_ii.VN rK:;».  OV f.rcoatings just in.
LIEIMl'llffll,   TUc Tailor:   Sertoli. I.£
Work Is being done on tbe Bimetallic
claim, a Red Mountain promrty.
Development work is beinit dono on
lhe   Silver   Wave  near  the Wakefield
The Brindle Bros, nro doing considerable work on their property tho Silver
Leaf In tbe Silver Baud Basin.
A  big  strike has been reported made |
*n the South Wales Group, on Granite
ereek.   This property lies about one anil
a half miles north of   the  Great Britain
Group, and it is claimed that this is the j
big strike of tint season.
The smelter returns for tbe ore shipped !
from the Hampton claim near Slocan j
City was fully up to the expectations of j
the owners, 'ibe sample shipment|
which consisted of 4200 pounds netted j
the sum of $790.18. The owners J. A.
McKinnon and N. F. McNaught of. j
Silverton, have a bonanza iu the Hamp- ,
ton and they intend to fully develope it
tbis winter.
Shipments  of ore  from Silverton for
the year 1890. totaled 1603 Tons.
' All other Lake points 1385     "
The shipment   ot  ore   from   Slocan
Lake points,  up to and including   tlio
present week, from Jan. 1, IfJOO.
From Bosun Landing.                     Tons.
Kositn 540
From New Denver
Hartney  20
Capella  7
From Silverton Tons.
Emilv Edith 20
Hewett 70
Vancouver    80
Wakefield, (concentrates) 080
Galena Mines    20
From Knter:.rise Landing
Enterprise 840
From Slocun City
Arlington     .100
Black Prince    60
Kilo 20
Joseph   Brandon, of  this   place, has
j lately   acquired a valuable  silver-lead
WY.   Williams, of Rossland, expert ,property in   the Lardeau country.   The
for the Miner-Graves syndicate, was In .......
trwn during the week and made another  ''Tr V T^'"? T'^l "   L* C''T
rumination of the Rockland Group, on jand. L"r'e0", C'M™' *T*t  °" • ,"
,,   , ,,       ,  ,        ......      ,      ,       .south   fork  of  Gainer creek about cighl
Red Mountain, which is being developed     .,    ,        ,, ,: ,        .*
i,.. .1 _. n                ii   .      ti • .    miles from Ferguson.   There   lias   been
by the Graves syndicate.   Tlim property;        .,       , , ■ „   "
„,,    Jjs,,*wM   ;   I considerable  work dono upon   tlie pro-
gold   propositions   in ' . ... , .
pertyand  (lie ledge is exposed ib many
Miss Dmican left on Tuesday tor her
homo at tlin Coast.
Go to R. G. Daigle's for fresh fruits
and confectionery.  Near Postoffice.*
W. Barclay and B. Mcintosh are
spending u few dnj's in the hills trying
to tun down a Cinnamon hear.
J. A. Kelly, who hud charge of the
Wakefield concentrator, made a business
trip to.Nelson during the week.
Wi Kyte, who has been doing considerable work upon Lis Dayton creek propei tios, returned to town on Mondiy.
A number of ihn friends of ex-Manager Pulter6nn of tlio Wakefield mine
tendered him a farewell supper on Wednesday night.
Jack Black 1*. C. was down among
our merchants on Wednesday levying
the semiannual assessment of $5.00 for
traders' licences.
F. F. VanBureii jr, of New York, and
A. D. Baldwin, of-Cambiidge, Mass.,
anmd with rod nnd gnu, spent part of
the week In the bills around town.
is one of the best
Ihi-. distiict and the future of
Mountain largely depends upon
the  property turns out.
how ■ P'Rces'   ^he  ledge which is a largo one
It is nothing
but fair
To lit my Sl'ii'iiii cnn-.uiiiTs know
HiuI I liiive just relumed from a pur-
Hiiisiii!! trip in tlio Faat. I ara
jili'iiscil to id you kiwu I tail I have
si'li'i'tcil Ilie vu v latest iiji-lo-d iir gwds in new deigns, mu-Ii as never be
lore lin ii shown in (Ills country. All goods booglit here are guarantwd
ill quality and prices arrsntli as will eoiBpde with Eastern market.
I INVITE YOU TO CALL     ?     !
Juoob Dover, • TIIE JEWELER, • MSO.Y. II. C.
;:•: Headquarters For Mining Men :•:
During lhe week 80 tons of ore wero
shipped from Silveiton, all of which ia
from the Wukelield Mines. This will
probably be the last ore shipped by tbis
property (or some time, as until tbe new
management takes over the property it
will remain practically closed down.
j carries a paystreak of from five inches to
two feet of clean  ore- that  gives assay
: values of from 2.) lo 60 ounces to the ton
in silver and from 63 to 82 per rent lead.
About five miles up Ten Mile creek
from the Lako lies a property  that uiyes
| promise of making a mine.    It consists
I of the Sunset and Midnight claims,
formerly known ns the Molfie Gibson
Group, and owned by Jack Thompson,
E. Jack and Jim Thompson.   The vain
\ lies in the si-nubs formation with a
strike north  and  soulli and a dip to the
j east of about 40 degrees. The ledge
varies in width from three to live teet
and is filled with a good grade of concentrating ore that will concentrate
about fivo tons into one. A large amount
of work has been doue upon the p.operty,
the ledge being traced on the surface for
a long distance by a series of open cuts
and shallow shafts. The owners have
just completed a cross-cut tuunel 100
feet long, whicli hns tapped the vein
at a depth of 80 feet. No ussays have
yet been mado on the ore struck by this
tunnel, but surface oie, clean, gives
values of 120 ounces in pilvcr to tbe ton
and (iO per ctnt lead.
Another mining deal which  has beiB.
hanging tire for some  time was closed
this week and w ill result in the opening j
up of another Tour Mile  property, !
C. C.  Bennett, of Vancouver, representing some capitalists whose names do j
not   a| pe.ir,   bus "bonded   tl.o Presoott j
Gruiip, near litre, and   will   pioceed   at j
once in ils development.   By the terms i
ofthe   bond,  whicli  runs for one year,
not  less   than  six   men   are to be cm* I
liuuuusly employed on Ibe property, but i
it is  more   probable   that   thrice   tbat '
number will be employed steadily at Ibe!
FfMOOtt.    R,   Thomas,    who    is    wel|
known   here as a capable mining mini, i
having   been    superintendent   of   tl.e
Comstock    here tor   somo   time,     will j
havo charge of the   development work j
and is expected here early next week.
Thn   property  consists of four claims j    Robeit  Covington,   of   Slocan    City,
.•ml is located in Standard gulch, being j dle(, imJdjnjy at his t,nrap al ,ll0 ll0atj of
From information given this office it
appears that the financial difficulties of
the Noonday Curley Mines are in a fair
way to being st.-algtitenedontin tho very
neur future.
J. A. Kirkpatrick, ono ofthe first citizens of our eity,  will go into farming
nnd stock raising  near Calgary.      Mr
Kirkpatrick said farewell to his friends
on Thursday.
All   work   in the Jewelry Repairing
line, left at the Silverton Drugstore, will
be promptly forwarded to Jacob Dovei
the well-known Nelson jeweler.    All re
pairs are a uauanT-SBI. fou onk yeak. *
On Thursday, Mining Recorder Mclnnis of New Denver accompanied by
liis wifo and family left for a visit to bis
old home in Nova Scolii. This is Mr.
Melnnis' first trip home in twenty yeurs.
The Lardeau Rovers want aunther
game with Silverion. The Rovers think
Ihat another game will put them even
with the Red and White and an effort
will be made by the boys here lo dispell
that illusion.
School -reopens next Monday for
another term nnder the charge of Miss
Mngaie Paraons, of New Westminster.
.Miss Parsons is tho holder of a Third
Class IX. certificate and comes here
highly recommended.
The Silverton football team has challenged the Nelson players to come here
nnd piny off ilia dra>v between tbe two
teams. Silverton has met Nelson on
tbeir own field and in Sloean City and is
entitled now to a game here. The suggestion that our team play again in Nelson is not a fair one and will not be
The report of the Inland Revenue De.
par:ment ob the baking powders sold in
Canada gives but two cream of tartar
baking powders found on sale io the entire provinces of Manitoba, Britiah Col*
unibla and the Northwest Territories,
viz., Dr. Price's and Royal. All baking
powders found on sale, collected and analysed, except these two, wet* mado
from nliiiii and ure condemned as un-
With regard lo these cream of tartar
baking powders, Uie report aaya their
wholesomeiiess may be taken aa well established. The use of cream ol tartar
with, bicarbonate of «oda long antedates
the commercial baking powder. These
ingredients aet in a perfectly definite way
so that the manufacturers of these pow-
ileis are able to guarantee a mixture
which contains ito excess of either, and
which is absolutely pure and healthful.
Jt Is unite otherwise, the report says,
with burnt alum. Owing to the difficult
solubility of the alum, five per cent or
more of it goes unchanged into tbe bread.
The interaction of the alum and the soda,
is completed in tho stomach of the consumer. A disturbance of gastric digestion is inevitable and cannot bnt prove
[ Hence the department considers cream
of tartar baking powders tho only onea.
proper for use or healthful, while it emphatically condemns alum and alum
phosphate powders.
The analyst takea up and refutes the
claim of the alum powder makers that,
the alum in their powder is resolved inlo
a neutral substance when the bread fa
baked. The rsidtium the alum powder
leaves in the bread—composed the analyst shows largely of alum, a mineral
poison—cannot be conceived, he says,
under continuous use, to be without injurious consequences upon the stomach.
in the neighborhood of the Alpha and
Emily E'lilb group;, and is owned by
Messrs N. F. McNaught, .McKinnon and
Bartlett of Silverton and II, Brady of
Dawson City, N. W. T.
JAS. BOWES,   Prop.
R. C.
Outside Parties _., firing Horses in Silverton
Can Have Them Reserved By Writing To—
1 t t t t f
p. Mcdonald,
SILV1UTON, • • B< Q-
! Lemon creek early last Tuesday morning.
Mr  Covington accompanied by Thomas
Benton   lelt   Slocau   on  Sunday for the
head  ol  Lemon  Creek,   intending   to
preform   some    assessment    work   for
Oscar While.   They reached  their des-
i tination   ou   Monday    evening,    when
j Covington complained of not feeling well,
Another   lead  stack  is to bo built at | and went to bed as soon ns the tent was
once at tbe Trail smaller.   Tills with the j Inched,    being    soon    nsleen.      Mr.
,    . .,      ! Denton   got   up   early   next   morning.
stuck   tbey   bave   already in operation,, prepRre(, ^^ ^ ^^  ^ Coy_
will make the Trail works the biggest Ingjaii to get up. Upon receiving no
silver-lead smelter in Canada. The ! response he went to the teut and finding
Trail smelter is at the present time ; bi8 comrade still iu bed and apparently
treating nearly eighty per cent of all the | agleep he puile(j dowll the coverg only t'0
silver-lead ore extracted in the Province. | fln(1 tIie Bieeper in a dying condi-
but owing to tho rapid increase of silver | |joni ne ,»iseJ the sufferer into a sitting
"What makes you think  women
sucb funny creatures?"
Bighead—Why, when Ihey meet another woman on the street they sea
nothing but ber clothes, while at the
seaside they sec i very-thing but her
bathing suit.
mining in this country Ihey are obliged
to increase their smelting capacity (or
reducing this class of ore. Less than
three years ago practically all of the ores
rained in British Columbia were shipped
out of the country to be smelted and it
is thanks to the Ci'R that Canada has
its own silver-lead smelter nnd thus is
able to I rent Canadian ores at home. In
spite of a large amount of adverse
criticism, owing to its being a C P R
enterp'ise, the Ttail smelter through Ihe
courteous treatment by tlie management
of the customers and its fair busiueia
methods has now the control of the
silver-lead smelting industry of the
New York, August (».—L„r Silver, 00%
Lake copper,  $16.60.
Lead—Tho firm that fixes tho selling
price for miners and smelters quotes lend
nt $3.05 at tho close,
Tho number of victims claimed by
Slocan I.ake a-ns increased by ono this
week, Richard Hutchison, a young mnn
25 venrs old, from Petit Rocber, N. B.,
who was employed on iho *.. Slocan, being the unfortunate one.
The accident occurred during the up
run of the freight trip on Monday evening, a short distance below Silverton.
The stenmer Sloean wns towing the tug
Sandon beside her, and Hutchison, in
jumping from deck to deck, slipped
and fell between the two hulls into the
water. A life belt was al once thrown
to him and haste was made to lower a
boat. Hutchison, it appears, was a good
swimmer and struck-out lustily for the
life belt, being within a few feet of it
whon the boat was launched. But the
recent storms hud stirred up tbe ever-
cold water from the depths of the lake
and the crew ofthe lifeboat were horrified
to see the swimmer, when within a few
feet cl help, throw up his arms as (hough
sii zed with cramps and sink, never to
rise again.
It is doubtful if tbe body will ever be
recovered, as Slocan Lake never gives
up its dead,
position, whereupon Covington tried to
speak but died in Benton's arms without
lieing able to make himself understood.
Mr. Benton covered up the body of his
friend and at once came to Slocan City
lor assistance. When the news of Cov-
ingtons' death was circulated volunteers
offered themselves in plenty and a posse
was quickly organized and went up to
bring down tho body.
Robert Covington, the deceased, w as in
the prime of life, being about 35 years of j ;ie,','icilted.' Father Cote,
age, and oue of tbe Slocan pioneers, | faiuet (ja||er, of
there having been no more popular man
amongst mine foremen ever in charge in
this country. He waa widely known in
this district and counted his friends by
the score amongst all classes. Tho
deceased leaves a wife and infant
daughter, besides two brothers nnd a
whole community of friends, to mourn
his untimely death.
The funeiu', which was hugely attended look place in Slocan Cily on Thursday rfternoon, many attending from
.Hilveriqn  aud other outside [ obits.
To-morrow tho pretty little church
lately built by the Silverton adherents
of the Roman Catholic Church will be
assisted by
I Father (Jailer, of Spokane, Wash , will
conduct the services to attend which all
are cordially invited.
Extracts   From    Various    S'lurfre,
When some men are asked for an ad.
or a few locals Ihey will say ihat they
don't believe in advertising—a paper ia
never read anyhow. But what an a-
wakening they have after they havo been
caught hugging someone's servant girl,
chasing some loose bit of calico up the
street alter dark or struggling through
forbidden pastures with a load of booze.
If tho printing office is in a garret of a
twenty story building, they will climb
to tbo top and ask the editor not In publish it in the paper where everybody will
see it.   Funny, is/.'t il?
Mi68 Popsie McSwat, ol Fire Valley,
sends in this graphic word picture of
Morning on a Ranch:
The sun-lips kiss the smiling earth  with
love's impetuosity.
The bubbling waters at my  feet flow
on wilh merry hub,
Tiie brindle calf scarce throe days old
with wonderful preoocity
Corrals its mamma  'gainst a rock to
get its morning's grub.
The breezes monkey with tbe plr.ee with
rude familiarity,
And likewise monkey with the hair [
frizzed out yestere'en,
The old hen scratches up a worm, and
moved by Christian charity.
Calls up the chick lets which she thinks
are yet too young to wean.
The cattle fill the mon,ing air wilh ruda
soprano bellowings,
Thc old horse at ibe picket rope in
restless manner tugs.
And down tbe sinuous old creek the meadow lark with yellow wings
Hops through the mazes of the grass
in search of hapless hugs.
Ah! 'tis a scene to win the poet's thought
from earthly things
And land them in tbe realm whera
folks go visiting on wings.
Speaking of poetry, few even in the
Slocan know that there rosldea on
Lemon creek a genuine poet of moie
than average talent. Mr. R. T. Anderson has lately given to the world several
dialect poems, using tlie Scotch, Irish
and habitant French much better than
the average newspaper |>oet. In tome
future issue we will give our readers a
selection from his pen,
The Celestial Empire, they say, hns
no post-office. A country where a follow
ean't be dunned or made love to by letter cau'i be so far down in (he scale of
civilization, after all.
Scandnl-niongeis nro like flies. Tho
fouler the stei.eh, Iho greater Ihe attraction.
The doath ol.a younger brother of the
Prince of Wales, u naturalised German,
nbout whom not one in a hundred knew
or oared, has caused the bull masting of
more flags und has called (or mote
public sorrowiug in tlio British Eltipiru
than haa the killing ot nver »evcit
th.,ii-nn.l IMlUli boldiers iu tfetdU
Abio.i. And thy tig '\orld wn'j< nu
ju*i thu «am<\
Hunter  Gathers  in 750 Additional
Cape Town, August 3.—Leib-
berg's commando attacked General
Smith-Dorr.en near Potchefstroom
but were easily repulsed.
Ian Hamilton has gone to Rus-
tenburg to bring away Baden-Powell's garrison.
Seven hundred and fifty additional Boers have surrendered to General Hunter.
London, August 3.—An official
dispatch from Lord Roberts, dated
Pretoria, August 2, gives the date
of Gen. Smith-Dorrien's repulse of
the Boers as J u ly 31. The dispatch
"In the morning a flag of truce
came to Smith-Dorrien's camp, demanding his surrender. Before he
could reply, the Boers opened a
heavy fire. The British losses were
"Ian Hamilton met with slight
opposition at Vitbeala Nek. His
casualties were light.
t '
Feller hy Which B. C Loudon Ageuc-r
Clan Be Hade KSfcrtlve.
The program which the new government must carry out is really
very simple. It consists of two
parts, first the acquisition of the information about the province's resources necessary to attract capital,
and second the distribution of this
information in the proper quarters.
It is very curious that while everyone recognizes the necessity of
either one or the other of these two
things no public man seems yet to
have arrived at the conclusion that
a successful policy must consist of a
synthesis of the two branches. It
appears so simple when it is stated
that we might be accused of putting
forward self-evident axioms as new
But what has been done in the
past? The energies of a very successful department have been utilized to procure all sorts of useful
information. But when acquired,
tabulated and published, it is buried
in an annual report, which excites
only that vague interest given to
historical information of a statistical character. This can only be
from the fact that the effective distribution of information acquired
has not been regarded as equally
important with its acquisition.
What is wanted? Some years ago
a government bureau was established in Great Britain as a department ot the board of trade for the
express purpose of keeping the
country posted on the varying relations between labor and capital. It
was placed in the hands of experts
who procured the information and
published it in the form of a ironth-
ly newspaper.
A bureau of the same kind is
needed in British Columbia to take
hold of this question of the introduction of capital in a scientific and
practical manner and should immediately be established. It would
have three branches to look after,
the tabulation of comparative statistics of actual developments and production, the description by comprehensive reports of the undeveloped
resources of the province and the
publication of the information acquired through the best channels to
secure results. The headquarters
of this bureau should be in British
British Columbia has three
sources from which to draw capital,
the eastern part of Canada, Great
Britain and the United States.
France and Germany may be neglected, as they invest largely through
the London market and for our purposes may be included in Great
Britain. A cable agency should be
established in connection with the
statistics of our progress. Our
output of minerals and fisheries and
lumber should be chronicled monthly, not annually, and should be published in the press, not in a belated
official report. Our undeveloped resources should be investigated, described and profusely illustrated; if
possible   the   imagination   of   the
world should be set on fire vrith the
possibilities British Columbia offers
to brains, energy and capital. The
London office should be made an
effective adjunct of this bureau in
distributing information and not
considered as an honorary retirement for used-up politicians.—B. C.
Mining Record.
Hoof* of Frozen Mack
Writing of mining in the Klondike in the summary report of the
geological survey of Canada, R. G.
McConnell says:
"Timbering is seldom required
in summer and never in winter, as
the bed of frozen muck that overlies the gravel forms an extremely
tenacious roof, and chambers of astonishing size can be excavated beneath it in winter without danger.
In one case, on Dominion creek,
a muck roof like this, unsupported by pillars, covered a vault
said to measure 140 feet by 230 feet
which remained unbroken until
midsummer. It then sank slowly
down in one block, until it rested on
some piles ot waste material which
had been heaped up to prevent accidents in case of a collapse. Examples of muck roofs spanning
vaults over a hundred feet in width
are common on all the principal
It has been decided that Towne
is the superfluous tail of the Bryan
ticket and he is to be cut off. He
is to make campaign speeches and,
if Bryan should be elected, to have
a cabinet office.
A couple of small islands were
overlooked in the wholesale purchase of the Philippines by the
United States,so it has been agreed
to buy them for $100,000. Uncle
Sam does not need them particularly, but he fears that some other
power might buy them and use
them to annoy him.
An Unknown Man Attempts Assassination in Paris.
Paris, August 2.—An attemp, on
the life of the shah ot Persia was
made this morning, but luckily it
resulted in ho harm to his majesty.
A man broke through the line of
policemen, as the shah was leaving
his apartments, and tried to mount
the royal carriage steps. He was
seized and placed under arrest. He
held a revolver in his hand, but as
soon as his intention was divined,
the police disarmed him before he
was able to fire. At the police station, the man expressed regret that
he had been unable to carry out his
intentions. He said:
"This is an affair between me
and my conscience."
Uoverameal Will N11 pport < ompul.orj
Victoria, August 3.—Ralph Smith
made a fifteen-minute speech on
the compulsory arbitration resolution. The go*er-,nv.it is expected
to approve it and promise a bill
next sess' 11, but it is doubtful if
this wil! v.tisfy the opposition.
The liquor license law, in committee *t1gtf, may occupy the afternoon, although the government is
desirous of disposing of the labor
and Chinese resolutions adjourned
from Wednesday.
Anti-Asiatic clauses, similar to
the Natal act, were inserted in the
Vancouver-Westminster railway bill,
retvrned with a favorable report by
the railway committee.
The Westminster-Kootenaysynod
bills were reported favorably to the
house by the private bills committee.
The mining committee is considering today the re-imposition of the
license for free miners repealed two
years ago by the Semlin government, also a clause including costs
of survey in assessment work.
A decree signed by the emperor
of China orders all loyal Chinese to
protect foreigners. The question
is: Are there any foreigners alive
in the empire to need protection?
The Allied Army 20,000 Strong Started From Tien Tsin Sunday.
London, Aug. 3.—The forward
movement for the relief of the foreign legations in Pekin began on
July 29. A message from Tien Tsin
on that date says the advance guard
of the Russians occupied the Chinese camp and the Japanese pushed
up the right bank of the Pei Ho
river without opposition. It was
the expectation that the whole of
the allies, about 20,000 men, would
be on the march by July 31. Sixteen hundred American aud 2300
British troops are co-operating. It
is purposed to follow the river,using
boats to carry food, ammunition
and artillery,
The telegraph office at Chefoo appears to be blocked, and newspaper
aod official telegrams are subjected
to indefinite delays.
I Flddlln* While Others Die
Tien Tsin, July is, via Shanghai,
Aug. 2.—While waiting for the relief expedition to start for Pekin,
the high officials are entertaining
nightly at elaborate dinners with
military bands playing operatic airs.
President Tenney, of the Tien
Tsin university, who has volunteered
to guide the army to Pekin, said today:
"This business is not progressing
in accordance with Anglo-Saxon
traditions. Twenty thousand soldiers are staying here, while women
and children of their own race are
starving and awaiting massacre 80
miles away,"
Great Blah* Should Be Taken
That the position df the legations demands that the army take
extraordinary risks by scouring the
surrounding country and commandeering animals- and wagons, and
that boats sufficient for purposes of
transportion might be improvised,
is the prevailing opinion of civilians,
and many officers, notably Japanese
and American, confirm this view.
The comment is made that the European officers are too attached to
book theories to utilize the resources
of the country, and that they would
rather stay in Tien Tsin, according
to rules, than start for Pekin without a perfect equipment. General
Dorward, of the British forces, and
other high officers take an optimistic view of conditions at Pekin, saying they think the legations will
manage to hold out.
Supreme Commander Needed
On the surface the best of feeling
prevails among officers and soldiers
ofthe seveial nations represented
here. All are fraternizing, but the
lack of organization and a supreme
commander handicaps progress.
The Japanese are giving a splendid
exhibition of organization. Their
whole machine moves like clockwork. The management of the
Japanese army and the bravery,
spirit and intelligence ofthe Japanese troops are such as to command
the admiration of all ioreign officers.
Illicitae Heat Prevails
The heat is intense. The temperature averaged 100 degrees during the week. Yesterday it was
120 degrees. The disregard of all
sanitary regulations by certain
troops is a serious menace. The
streets are full of refuse and an un-
sufferable stench pervades the town.
Th; police and sanitary work compares unfavorably with the American regime in the Philippines.
Busalan* lie (rated at New llinmii
Shanghai correspondents learn
that the Russians were defeated
north of New Chwang, and that a
body ^,000 strong is endeavoring
to relieve the force besieged at
Toshi Chow by 40,000 Chinese and
numerous guns.
Four Russian steamers on the
Amur river are said to have been
sunkjor damaged by the Chinese.
The smuggling of arms continues.
A junk was seized at Canton August t with 70 rifles and 10,000
cartridges on board.
An imperial irade authorizes the
passage of the Bosphorus hy  Rus
sian transports  with  war  material
bound tor China.
i,i>««eo to Japanese Scouts
Washington, Aug. 3.—The navy
department this morning received
the following cablegram from Admiral Remey:
"Taku, Aug. 2.—Chaffee reports
that 800 Japanese scouting towarp
Pei Tang lost three men killed, 25
wounded. Enemy in trenches and
loopholed houses."
Mav Attach the Allies' Flank
New York, August 3.—Trustworthy information has reached
Shanghai, says the Herald correspondent at that place, that Chinese
troops are steadily advancing
northward from Yang Tse valley
and also towards the south and may
attack the flank of the European
A Threat/or Murder
Shanghai, Aug. 1.—Liu Kun Yi,.
viceroy of Nanking, and Sheng, administrator of telegraphs and railways and taotai of Shanghai, have
both declared officially Ihat the foreign ministers are held by the Chinese government as hostages and
that, if the allies march to Pekin,
they will be killed. It is stated
that only the Russians and Japanese, 23,000 strong, are starting for
Pekin. Another Chinese exodus
from Shanghai has commenced. It
was caused by disquieting rumors
published in the native and some
foreign newspapers.
"A vigorous policy of roadmak-
ing" is announced by Premier
Dunsmuir. Good. Now let it be
carried out in a business like way.
Which means that roads and trails
should be built and maintained
where they will do the greatest
good to the greatest number—not
the greatest good to the number
having the greatest "pull."—Phoenix Pioneer.
The Coat oft bin me Soldier*
There is at least one quality about
the Chinaman as a soldier which we
can predicate with some assurance
—he is not an extravagant luxury.
The New Zealand bushman used to
be able to live very well on $22, and
keep his horse and entertain his
friends out of it as well. The Chinese privale manages on exactly
one-half—$11. This makes the
financing for a Chinese five million
army, which is mentioned occasionally, not such an impossible task.
Tommy Atkins, by the way of comparison, costs his country nearly
$380 a year, or about as much as
35 Chinamen. The Russian soldier
costs $230, and the Italian—the
cheapest of European soldiers—
about $200. The three cents a day
of the Chinaman does not allow of
dissipation, unless he happens to be
cavalry man, who gets an addition
of $2 a month. Even then, however, he would have to be lucky as
well, for the extra pay must cover
the expense of replacing his mount
in the event of its being killed. Be
side this, the Japanese gentleman,
who keeps up a horse and servants
on $500 a year, or the Swiss
who spends sometimes as much as
40 cents a dav, seems criminally extravagant, although the count
comes closer in India, wmi*. only
one man in 700 pays income tax,
which is levied on everything over
$150 a year. And right here the
Daily Chronicle ,has hit on a brilliant solution of the whole Chinese
problem. "Why not cable over a
few pounds," it asks, "and buy off
the entire Chinese army?"—Toronto
The Chicago board of trade has
made another of its periodical raids
on the bucket shops, but some of
its own members were gathered in
the net.
Did it ever occur to Li Hung
Chang that, while the Boxers are
holding the foreign ministers as
hostages at Pekin, some foreign
power might seize him and hold him
as a hostage at Shanghai? Probably it did, for Earl Li rarely overlooks a trick.
The new liquor license bill abol
ishes security lor the payment of
fines; fixes the fee for rural hotels
at $60 a year; and forbids licensing
of Chinamen to sell liquor, though
Japanese may be licensed.
Kruger Has Deceived Them Into Accepting Paper Money.
Pretoria, July 30.—The Boer animosity to Preside.it Kruger grows,
on account ofthe fact that he and
his officials are persuading the peo-
pie that South African Republic
paper money is as good as Bank of
England notes, because it is based
on inalienable state securities, even
though the state should be conquered.
As the English have not recognized this contention, many burghers have been ruined and unutterable misery prevails. The wives
and children of the poorer Boers are
almost starving.
General Botha's force is kept together by extraordinary inventions.
This correspondent has seen an official circular, asserting that Lord
Roberts was forced to retreat south
of the Vaal and that Lady Roberts
escaped in a balloon.
Mrs. Botha was the guest of
Lord Roberts at dinner yesterday
Contract Let Tor New ICngluc and Fur-
nace at Northport.
The contract for the extension of
the Le Roi smelter at Northport has
been let to the Bradley Engineering
& Machinery company of Spokane.
The plant w>ll comprise a blower
engine of 600 horsepower, a Bradley furnace of 300 tons daily capacity and Connersville No. 8 blowers. The plant will increase the
horsepower of the engines to 1100
and the smelting capacity to 1100
tons a day.
The contract requires the new
machinery to be built and put in
operation as soon as possible, which
will be in about too days.
The deep interest which Lieut,-
Gov. Sir Henry Joly takes in forestry has caused him to take the lead
in a movement for the organization
of a British Columbia branch of
the Canadian Forestry association.
He has called a meeting lor that
purpose to be held at Vancouver on
August 8, the opening day of the
exhibition of the Fruitgrowers' association.
Sir Henri Joly has done as much
as any man in Canada to spread an
intelligent interest in' forestry in
Canada. It was formerly supposed
that forestry was a hobby with a
few cranks, but it has become recognized as equally important with
agriculture. There are great areas
of land which will raise no crop but
•rees, and will do that to perfec-
tiou. Forestry deals with the pre-
servfctlon of this crop from fire or
wanton destruction by man; with
the harvesting of the mature trees
by loggers in such a way as to preserve the immature trees for a future crop; with the reforestation of
areas which have been denuded of
»rees, though they are adapted to
no other purpose than forestry. It
deals also with the planting of trees
on the arid prairies for the purpose
of retaining moisture, breaking the
force of the wind and inducing rainfall. Forestry is a protection to
agriculture also in preserving the
great belts of timber at the sources
of the rivers, so that the spongy
soil they create retains the moisture
and serves as a reservoir to feed the
streams during the dry, hot season.
It thus prevents the rains from
gradually washing the mountains
bare of soil and clearing the way
for devastating floods in the rainy
season and for equally devastating
drought in (he summer.
Logging without the principles of
forestry can only be compared to
the action ofthe Chinaman who
burned his house to roast his pig.
British Columbia has the greatest
virgin forests in the Dominion, sufficient to supply the nation for centuries, if the principles of forestry
are applied; but, if the wasteful
methods applied in the Eastern
SUtee are followed,  these forests
can be ruined in a single generation,
Therefore the province is vitally jnl
terested in the movement started by
Sir Henri Joly and should heartily
take it up and put his ideas in
The Toronto Globe makes a vig.
orous plea for a Canadian com.
mander of the militia and infers
from the fact that Col. Haly was
appointed for one year only that
some change is contemplated, it
quotes the Northwest mounted po-
lice as an example of a splendid
force, organized and officered by
Canadians and says:
"The Boer war and the really
wonderful light that has been made
by a small militia force against
overwhelming odds has knocked on
the head a good many old-fashioned
ideas about military matters. Per.
haps there has been a tendency to
build too large a structure of inference on the lessons ot the war, and
to suppose that nothing is of any
importance but horses and marksmanship; but undoubtedly the result will be to sweep away a lot of
cobwebs and lumber, and to cause
war to be regarded not as one of
the occult sciences but as a business requiring the exercise of com*
mon sense, business ability and
power to act quickly in emergencies."
The czar has put an end to penal
exile to Siberia aod proposes to
make that country a free colony.
This happens io the same year that
Australia, once a penal colony, becomes a free commonwealth. Perhaps the czar has been reading
British colonial history.
The militiamen in service on the
Fraser river receive 50 cents a day
and the Columbian suggests that
the loss they suffer io the difference
between this rate and what they can
earn at their own business should
be made up by the public.
It was good to read that the first
position taken by assault was by
the American and British soldiers,
and they and the soldiers of Japan
are on their way to the Celestial
empire.—Salt Lake Tribune.
The Victoria Times objects to the
revival of the London agency on a
larger scale and suggests that it
would be a useless ornament. That
depends on the man in charge. Mr.
Dunsmuir is a business man and
promises a business government. If
he puts a business man io the London agency, it will be more useful
than ornamental.
A permaneot Labor party has
been organized io Vancouver and
has asked Ralph Smith to call a
convention of delegates from all
parts of the province to organize a
provincial Labor party.
In his recent speech in the house
of commons, Mr. Chamberlain said
the policy of the government was
not vindictive, and instead of subjecting the rebels to the death penalty or imprisonment, it only proposed to disarm them, for 10 years
As regards the future, there would
not be an indefinite military occupation. At the earliest possible moment, a civil admioistration would
be established. The government
desired to give the states at the
earliest possible moment a system
of self-government, similar to that
enjoyed by other British colonies.
That policy should be mild enough
for the most fastidious.
A Canadian soldier, writing home,
characterizes many of the subordin*
ate imperial officers as cads. He
instances a lieutenant who ignored
his salute and contrasts him with
Lord Roberts, who courteously responded. That is the difference be-
tween small lieutenants and greet
Didn't Hudcratand Kniciun
An English prisoner talking to his
Boer captor, was told by him that
"the Boers must succeed because
they are constantly praying for victory." "But so are the English
constantly doing that," said the
prisoner. "That is no matter," s«'d
the Boer, "for God does not understand English." And the Boer believed this because President Kruer*
ger had told him sol forTheInterior
Many Good Measures Proposed by Associated Boards.
The Associated Boards of Trade
of Eastern British Columbia is now
a permanent organization, a constitution having been adopted and permanent officers elected at the meeting nt Nelson, which closed on Saturday. Sessions are to open on the
Thursday following the opening of
the annual session of the legislature. The officers are to be a
president and secretary and the executive is to be. the president and
the presidents of the affiliated
hoards. The convention will be
composed of the executive and
two delegates from each affiliated
board. J. Roderick Robertson was
elected president and H. W. C.
Jackson secretary.
Resolutions on a number of subjects were adopted.    These include
an expression of sympathy with the
Boundary   country in  its   struggle
for a competing railroad and a   pe-
tition   to   the   legislature to grant
charters to such railroads.    The es-
ta blishment of a school of mines at
some central point in Yale or Kootenay was advocated.   The manage-
in ent  of the  agent general's office
i n London was denounced and  an
expensive of at least $35,000 a year
thereon was advocated.    A   strong
resolution was passed in favor of a
redistribution of seats and  the  immediate giving of  one member to
boundary.      The   legislature   was
asked to apportion   20% of the royalty on output of mines within cities
tor   the   construction   of  roads to
those mines.    The proposed mining
commission was approved   and the
HO vernment was urged  to  enlarge
its scope to cover the   best   means
of praising funds for roads, bridges
and other means of communication.
The need of a normal  school   for
the interior was urged,   and   Kam-
I oops suggested as the location for
it.    The   executive   committee was
instructed  to investigate the  subject ot fire insurance  rates and   report   at   the earliest possible  date
what steps  can  be taken to  make
them reasonable.    It was decided
to bring before the  government the
naming of the Boundary district on
the maps that  its   location may  be
known.    The     government     was
recommended  to publish quarterly
returns of mining  development; to
place  maps of surveyed lands in
every government  office  and  keep
them corrected to date; to   investigate  the preservation   of   fish   in
Vale,  Cariboo and  Kootenay  and
place   fish   ladders at   Bonnington
falls and other points;   that   crown
grants of mineral claims should  include surface  rights and    timber;
t hat a forestry department   be organized to protect the forests and
punish those who carelessly or  maliciously start fires;   that   the  land
registration    office   at   Nelson   be
opened immediately; that annual examinations for assayers be held in
the mining districts as well as  Victoria;   that daily mail   service  bc
given all   towns which have   daily
trains and steamers; that a mineral
exhibit be made at the Glasgow exhibition; that a supreme court judge
be appointed  for the interior; that
the county boundaries be changed
so that the   dividing   line  between
Yale and   Kootenay   run east and
west,   thus   placing all  points  on
the C. P. R. main line in one county and all on the Crows Nest and
C. & W. roads in another county;
that plats of additions to cities  be
made subject to approval by a government engineer and by the municipality;   that  the  expenditure  on
roads and trails be made by local
commissioners elected by the  people,  owners  of mineral claims  to
have credit for $aoo worth of road
work for each   claim.    Resolutions
were  passed   in favor of a  railroad
from a point on  the Crow's   Nest
line, near Sand creek,  along the
Kootenay and  Columbia rivers to
Golden or thereabouts and that the
duties   on   manufactured   lead   be
raised   to a parity with  those on
other articles; that the duty on dry
white lead and litharge be increased
to ao per cent.
opinion or Mr   Hln.  on  tha Eight-
Hour Law.
The Dominion minister of justice,
Hon. David Mills, has declared the
eight-hour law of British Columbia
constitutional. The opinion was
give.i in reference to a petition from
the mine owners asking for its disallowance on the ground that it is
unconstitutional. Alluding to the
reasons given, Mr. Mills says:
"The undersigned has attentively considered these grounds, but he
is of opinion that "ine of the
reasons urged affect the validity of
the act. It is quite true that there
are several decisions of state or
United States courts holding similar legislation unconstitutional, but
these decisions have proceeded upon
reasons which do not apply at all
to the constitutional system of Canada. The undersigned considers
that it was competent for the provincial legislature to limit the
number of hours' work to be allowed in mines within the province, as
a matter of property and civil rights
or of merely local or private nature,
or as coming within some one of
the other enumerations of provincial authority."
About 4000 Prisoners Taken by Punter and Hamilton.
Canada is building a telegraph
line down the Yukon to the boundary and the United States proposes to continue it to the mouth of
the great river. In a year or two
the people in the far north will get
the news the day it happens. In
1893 the Alaska miners did not learn
ot Cleveland's election till after he
was inaugurated.
The Seattle people are boycotting
their telephone company. A thousand phones have been ordered out
and an opposition company is being
Empress Frederick, the Queen's Eldest
Daughter, III.
London, Aug. 4.—The death, of
the queen's most accomplished son,
the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,
for he could lead an orchestra, play
the violin, catch salmon with a
Scotch expert or sail a ship, has
caused solemnity at court this week.
Notwithstanding the denial issued
from Berlin, it is quite certain that
the Empress Frederick, the queen's
eldest and most beloved daughter,
s seriously ill and that great specialists consider her life a matter of
months. She is too ill to leave the
castle at Friedrichshof, near Hamburg, for her customary summer
visit to England. Queen Victoria,
knowing her desire to possess an
English home, gave her the White
Lodge at Richmond, last year, but
she will probably never be able to
occupy it.
W. K. Vanderbilt is understood
to be in Europe for tbe purpose of
establishing an extensive racing
stable. He is going to Aix next
Thieving from American guests
of London hotels is causing many
petty annoyances as well as financial losses. For instance, Mrs. VV.
VV. Farr and Miss Coleman of Philadelphia, occupying adjoining apartments at the Walsingham, who
were recently robbed of several hundred pounds worth of jewelry, now
find themselves under ,£50 bonds to
remain to prosecute the thieves.
The United States embassy is doing
all possible to expedite the case.
The ladies will be compelled to remain till the case is called.
Fouriesberg, Aug. 4.—There
are 2500 Boer prisoners at General
Hunter's camp and 1500 prisoners
and nine guns at General Ian Hamilton's camp. There were about
5000 in the Caledon valley originally, but some refused to acquiesce
in Gen. Prinsloo's surrender and
slipped away in the night. They
have now sent in asking terms of
surrender. It will tuke some days
to ascertain the exact number.
The Boers, who excuse themselves for not fighting, say they are
in a hopeless position. The ravines
were choked with wagons, which
were placed in the most dangerous
spots of the roads, which were
blocked for 20 miles.
London, Aug. 4.—Lord Roberts
telegraphs to the war office that
General Hunter reports that altogether 3,348 men have surrendered
to him. General Hunter also secured 3046 horses and three guns.
Lord Roberts adds that General Ian
Hamilton continues his movement
towards Rustenburg and engaged
the Boers in the Magalesburg range
today. Lieut. Col. Rhodes and
Major G, A. Williams were among
the 41 British wounded. The
Boers left two dead and several
Thursday night a train was derailed and attacked 20 miles south
of Kroonstad, four men being
killed and three wounded. Lord
Algernon Lennox and 40 men were
made prisoners, but were released
at the request of the American consul general, who   was on the train.
A Boer force was attacked hy
General Knox near the railway
north of Kroonstad on August 1
and left five wagons and a lot of
Bloemfontein, Aug. 4.—A train
carrying United States Consul
Stowe, and flying the Stars and
Stripes, has been derailed and burned at Honingspruit, "south of Kroonstad, by a flying patrol of Boers.
No prisoners were taken.
A dispatch from Pretoria to a
news agency here says: "It is reported that Gen. Christian Dewet
is dead from a shell wound," The
report has not been confirmed.
fare in woman's hands,for it appeals
to the sympathy of man and causes
him to fling cold facts to the winds.
A case in point now exists in Seattle.
Three telephone girls were discharged as agitators because they
organized a union in the exchange.
Thereupon 48 others struck for
their reinstatement. The business
men, already irritated by inefficient
service, took up the fight. Over
1000 phones were ordered out and
a competing company has been organized, but the company finally
surrendered to public opinion.
When women have such a pull as
this, they have no need of votes, for
they can go with a good case to the
men elected by the votes and quickly get a decision in their favor.
Allies Suffer Heavy Im Bit fcfeated
the Chinese.
The Prince of Wales shows his
displeasure at Willie Wally Astor's
caddishness by taking every opportunity to honor Sir A. B. Milne, the
man whom Astor insulted.
The Spokesman-Review sees evidences ot a general revival of interest in British Columbia mining investments, in the shape of a renewal of operations in many parts
of the province. The evidences in
question are abundant in Rossland
and, if the people will stop thinking
and talking hard times, they will
be able to see those evideoces.
The national council of women,
which was recently in session at
Victoria, gave a good illustration of
the work women can accomplish
when they set about it. Attention
was called to the need ot a weekly
half-holiday in the stores, the council took the matter up and in 24
hours the point was carried.
This instance proves what an
enormous "pull" women have, if
they will only use it effectively. The
word i.s used in no disparaging
sense, but as a colloquial expression
(or "influence." When women
set about accomplishing anything
which is right in itself, they almost
invariably win. It was the women
who caused Roberts, the Mormon,
to be shut out ol the United States
congress. Their power with the
voters in Kentucky drove Col.
Breckinridge, one of the most eloquent men in the United Stales,into
private life, simply because he was
proved to be a shameless old libertine.
No nobler work could be undertaken by the women who are not
obliged to work for a living than to
ameliorate the condition of those
who do have to work. No class of
working people need such aid more
than women. The number of occupations in which they can engage is
limited by the circumstance of their
sex. The number who seek to engage in those occupations is constantly swelled by hard necessity.
Thus the women themselves are the
means of forcing their own wages
down to the minimum of subsistence. That point once reached,
fear of hunger is the strongest influence against a demand for a really living wage.
Yet their very weakness and poverty is the strongest engine of war-
Antor Will Leave KukUiki and Bell HI*
New York, August 4. -Concern-
ingthe present status of William W.
Astor in England, the London correspondent ofthe World cables that
it is frankly admitted at Cliveden,
Mr. Astor's splendid villa on the
Thames, that he will not tenant it
this autumn, but will go over to
the continent, for a year at least.
His magazine property, the Pall
Mall Gazette, is on the market too,
and the brokers say it can be had
at a very reasonable figure, much
less than the outlay already made
upon it.
If Mr. Astor quits England for
good, as many say he must, he will
be in a queer position. Though an
American by birth, he has forsworn
his allegiance and is now a naturalized British subject. If he leaves
England, he will practically be a
man without a country, though
with many millions.
°oolej   Votes  Down   Anti-Chinese
Clause in Railroad Bill.
Victoria, B. C, August 6.—
The week promises to begin with
a full day's work in renewed discussion of the details of bills in
committee stage, the chief of which
in popular interest are the liquor license bill; the private bills report in
favor of the Western Telephone Co.
and the railway committes' report
favoring the Rock Bay-Salmon
river line.
An ineffectual attempt was made
this morning to insert the Natal
bill anti-Chinese test in the last
named bill, which all but succeeded,
owing to the absence of several
members. It was eventually thrown
out by the casting and dual vote ot
Chairman Pooley. This the opposition are attempting to construe
into a declaration of policy on the
part of the government, though the
latter have announced their intention of dealing with the point in a
separate act.
The opposition also tried to introduce the old clause of 1899 depriving the road of provincial advantages, if it were declared for the
general advantage of Canada, but
here again suffered defeat.
Mr. Martin introduced a bill to
amend the bureau of mines act by
doing away with examination
and given an open door in the
province to assayers.
To Be Held   Next   Tlmradav    RrMCl'l
Brother Canaea a Duel.
Rome, August 4.—The date of
King Humbert's funeral has been
definitely fixed for Thursday, August 9.
Milan, August 4. A duel with
sabres has been fought between
Captain Tani and Captain Racciali,
on the subject of Lieut. Bresci's
course in resigning from the army,
because his brother was the murderer of Humbert.
Captain Tani has expressed sympathy with the lieutenant, whereupon Captain Bacciali declared that
he could no longter offer his hand to
Lieutenant Bresci. Bacciali was
wounded in the head during the
sixth onslaugh.
Washington, Aug 6.—The following cablegrams have been received at the navy department:
"Chefoo, August 6.—The British
have reports, unofficial, that an engagement occurred at Peit Sang
Sunday morning from  3   to   10:30,
"'The allied loss in killed and
wounded was i,20o,chiefly Russians
and Japanese. The Chinese are
(signed) "Taussig."
Chefoo, August 6.—An unofficial
report, believed to be reliable, says
that about 16,000 allies heavily engaged the Chinese at Peit Sang at
daylight  of the 5th.
(Signed) "Remey."
Peit Sang is the first railroad
station, about eight miles northwest of Tien Tsin en route to Pekin.
A Reconnolaaaure Today
New York, Aug.—The allies are
to make a reconnoissance today,
starting with four thousand men
against General Ma's aimy, according to a Tien Tsin cable to the
Herald dated yesterday, which also
says the Fourteenth United States
infantry  has arrived.
Allien Commander Boata.
Tien Tsin, Aug. 6.—Preparations
for the advance on Pekin are being
pushed forward. A large number
of native boats have been commandeered. All lighters have been
seized, which will stop business at
Tien Tsin. The combined forces
are ignoring all commercial interests. This could not be avoided
without detriment to military operations. Land transport will be difficult, as heavy rains are reported to
the north.
Boxen Maaaaere ilohamnirdtiiii
The Boxers are raiding villages
south of Tien Tsin. Five hundred
Mohammedans were massacred.
The Chinese are said to be deporting Shan Tai Kwang to Chung
Chluea* Oiler Bauaoa*.
It is reported that the Chinese
have made overtures to ransom the
Pekin diplomats and close the war.
The emperor and dowager empress
are believed to be still in Pekin.
Their flight or death would produce a great change. The Chinese,
now silent or nominally loyal, will
become progressive when they have
nothing more to fear. The fate of
those who have heretofore dared to
utter pro-foreign sentiments terrifies even the semi-enlightened officials. Chang Yen, son of a former
Chinese minister in Washington,
is still exiled. Yung Wing is hiding. The Manchu party once exterminated, the people will welcome reform.
Li Hung Chang has not put in an
appearance at Tien Tsin. His former residence, where he received
General Grant and other notables,
is now occupied bv Cossacks.
Alllea Capture Much Bullion.
Quite large quantities of bar silver were taken from the native,
city. The Americans and the Japanese are said to have about a million and a half ounces each of the
government treasure. The Russians have placed their flag upon
the sand'piles. Most of the British engineers on the railway have
eceived notice to quit.
Consul*  Flee  From Vans   Taa Vallar
Paris, Aug. 6.—The French consul at Chang King telegraphs under
date of August 4 that the situation
is becoming more serious on the
Yang Tse Kiang, The English
consul, he says, has left with the
customs house ^staff and the French
consul intends to leave with his
Japanese colleague. The mail service has been stopped.
I'eimlij ol' PIkIiiIiik Boxera
New York, Aug. 6.—Director of
Telegraphs Sheng at Shanghai tells,
in an interview cabled to the |our-
nal and  Advertiser,  the  story that
two members of the tsungli yamen
were put to death for alleged friendliness to foreigners, and adds to the
previous story the names of the
officials and the circumstances of
their death. He says the victims
of Li Ping Hang's wrath were Hsu
Ching Cheng, formeily minis er to
Russia and more recently imperial
director general of railways, and
Yuan Chang. They had been doing good work in suppressing the
Boxers and had supported the
efforts of Prince Ching to save the
foreign ministers and restore order
in Pekin. Unless Tung is sup-
piessed, Sheng fears there is no
hope for the legations.
Kel'iisee   -NinalonarleB   Arrive
Sail Francisco, Aug. 6.—The
transport Logan has arrived from
Manila. She is supposed to have
on board a number of refugee mis.
sionaries from China.
Antl Foreign Party In Control
London, Aug. 6.—The anti-foreign party again has the upper
hand at Pekin. According to reports emerging from Li Hung
Chang's lodging at Shanghai, his
baggage i.s packed preparatory to
his departure for Pskin. But, it is
added, he has applied to the throne,
for twenty days sick leave. Li
Hung Chang claims that his representations to the Yang Tse viceroy
and Tao Sheng will be denounced
by Li Ping Heng, because they are
friendly to the foreigners.
A news agency dispatch dated to-
Executive     of    Reform    Aaaeclatlon
Mai Oetober IS aa tha Pate
Toronto, Ont., Aug. 16.—It is
understood that at a meeting of the
executive of the Reform association
held here recently, Sir Richard
Cartwright presiding, it was decided
that the Dominion elections be held
on October 16.
The Dominion government has
refused to issue permits for the shipment of liquors to the Yukon, but
it goes there just the same. A relative of Hon. James Sutherland, acting minister of the interior, shipped
10,000 gallons last April and it went
down the river from Bennett in
June.    Had he a permit?
"No quarter" will be the motto
of the allies in China, not by choice
but by compulsion. Though China
professes to be civilized, it is only
so according to its own peculiar
standards, for it is not a party to
the Geneva Red Cross convention.
Judged by European and American
standards, Chinese methods of warfare are barbarous This is proved
by the statements of Lieut. Von
Krohn, of the German army,, who
was with Admiral Seymour's force
in its unsuccessful advance from
Tien Tsin to Pekin. In an interview at Yokohama, he said:
"Under the circumstances ofthe
present war in China they had been
and probably would in the future be
compelled to kill the wounded wilh
the bayonet. In the beginning they
had even sent the wounded to the
hospitals in Tien Tsin, but they
soon found out that as long as a
man was able to raise a hand he
would try and stab the foreigners,
and as, moreover, they found ilie
prisoners very refractory and had
all they could do to attend to themselves, they had been npelled to
kill all the wounded wit.'i bayonets,
and, generally, accept no prisoners,
but to kill everybody who stood up
against them. Frequently they
found Hoxers who had taken their
red badges and clothing off in the
hope of trying the 'amigo' trick
on them, and while that trick
worked at first, the allies soon
'tumbled' and orders were given
to kill every Chinese who would
stand. The Chinese in turn decapitate and mutilate every foreigner
who may be wounded or killed, and
who is unfortunate enough to fall
into their hands."    .
This means that the war will be
one of exterminat'on on the part of
the Chinese against the foreigners,
and the latter will have no alternative but to kill every Chinaman
with arms in his hands.
i» iii
THB' Mtt
i». |   I i.i»   Unl 1   »    I   < n    ' , '   i. .■_      _»"'   I
I'AS4"")     IN     THE
Saturday, Acwbt 11. i900.
mathkhon unos.,   Editor* * Prop*.
The Japanese aro growing particular
now and will not come to Canada or
the    United Stntn9-until  thfe anti
Oh, my uld candlestick, you're my constant friend
«r          ,.           ,.   ,.        ... _.,              fiiiiin. iriniHi
Mongolian agitation dies  down, Thoj p0„„ nnder thc ground whero the Bha-
Japanese emporer has issued an edict        dows blend,
"- . And a man's shut away Iroin the dod s
Advertising rate? will be made known
upon application at this ollice.
<^S««4P   Ofi   IN  ARREARS    A
| <g   BLUE   CROSS    WILL
S*»««\8§  BE  FOUND    IN  THIS
edimmi oitoitwjs.
tor the protection of Canadian   work
ingnien and has forbidden anv further
emigration of his subjects for   Canada
—for tho time being.
This kinilni'^ on   the part   of flis
good light,     .ammt^m***************.*
From the blush of dawn to the bush ol
Where a ehihl's merry laugh, or a bird e
low trill,
Never can fall like a llaht. rippling rill
7"    - ■- _—   — i    —  *"-i losing to tho miner of cheer in his home
Majesty will end tho antl-Jap  agita- Or ring in his heart like nn old love tome.
tion among the workingmen ,-leptors ! A li,^;flkeS the mmio that ri"g8 in M*
until tlio Dominion elections am snfe- ! lint a candles the charmer to drive iiwny
ly over and will relieve British Ool- pJ^U underground where grim
untbian candidates from thu necessity | siiailows are thick —
of declaring themselves toQ strongly j Here's lo yon always, my old candlestick !
on the subject. i Aye, tnanv's the time we have had here
Grateful as wo are, however, to our1 Bll,i|1'1'
Japanese rescuer, the people of British
Columbia will still clamor for a shut
door of their own, iu case the Japanese
article proves only temporary. The
Japanese are smart people, but the
Canadians are going to take a tumble
I themselves souie of these days,
IS, Tliortu,,,,^
-.Hf*-*-**-^ '
II. o,
Clocks and
It seems to be taking our legislature a long time to approach the real
work of their "short session." Thero
are some roads to be built here before
the snow (lies.
fine Waldi  Repairing a. Specially
All Wmk Left nt The Lakeview
Hotel, Silverton, will he forwarded and prompt! v attended to.
Or 3. Knowles
Conveniently Sitnated near
Railway Station and Wharf.
With silver over the sixty mark and
lead at war prices the Slocan should go
ahead with a double shift this fall.
While there would be nothing gained
by turning swords into plow-shears,
if everyone would turn their knocking
hammers into picks, it would knock
some of the blue out of tbo Slocan
atmosphere. <
The editor and financier of . The
Lrdgc claims that in his philojopy lie
walks around surrounded by chunks of j
Paradise, which ho is able to enjoy '
while running his terrestrial course.
When he comes to Silverton, however,
he must leave bis celestial penumbra
at home, for he certainly looked like
bell on the occassion of his last two
visits here.
Amiable people, I have noticed,1 arc
always more so when you give them
their own way.
How it must jar   certain   professional
"statesmen" to find  that  the eouutry,
tan   actually  manage  to   exist     uftei   CanHfin      MiflOrC'      llninil
Parliament  ia    tl.rouuh    wagging   its j *^»>■UUl■      wUWtH        UIIIUII
Folks read the newspapers nowadays
just to ascertain what is morally sure
not to have occurred. If you saw it in
the war news, it's not so.
The public is proverbially fickle. A
short time since people said and sang: .
''It's the man behind the gun who does
the work." Now it's the man behind
the gun's on the pork.—Toronto Saturday Night.
til   lUtfllU
When darkness was playing at tag with
the light,
When the flecked clou.is of quart/, and
the glint of gold
Spun themselves Into dreams that cannot be told.
You're a weapon of wnr for the skulk inn
My one friend that sticks wherever I go.
Yes, grimy tbe bands are that swing the
old pick,
Bnt while there's yet life to our post we
will stick.
The swing of tho hammer, the ring of
the drill, ■	
Are de»r to the soul of the miner still:    I
But mem'ries that stir me, and prove to i COllliyi T"> jSj   0"F"
Are all twined about you, my old caudle
(Laundry Wilrk Called For and Delivered Weekly.)
ut^Als^JSAA. + aA,*******^.,^^*!*^
"" '   '  j  ' '■■ ' i    ir-
"Will fiaad. t3aat tlx©
■wa3r  to   xoacli   tli©
xaciinaers  ot   tli©   Sio.
can. to tiirovLgOa. tli©
A meeting of the Creditors of the
Noonday C'urley Mines, Limited, will
be held in Silverton on Thursday next,
August 16th, at 4: i>. m. to consider the
acceptance of A pro rata distribution of
the assets of tbe Company.
Subscribers, $1. per month.
Private P;.'.ienls, tf'l. per duy
exclusive of expense of physician or surgeon and drugs.
Dr. W. E. Goinni, Attendant Physician
Miss S. M. Ciusiioi.M, Matron.
J. D. McLaigiimn, President.
W. L. Hauler, Secretary.
Wm. Don.iiiik, ,f, V. Mahtlv, R. J.
McLkax, A, J. McDonald, Mike Br/.dy,
T3ae raizier©* trade
Is tlie trade, ID-vex^
creels: one tlioixsaad
Slocan miners read
John Houston told a few plain facts
in bis own   way   in  the   legislature
this week; facts that the Coast mem-
Dining   Room, under  the charge of! **n d'd not »IW>-   John   only gave
Miss Ida Carlisle. ' Usance tbere to what all in the  in-
Tables supplied with all the delicacies I terior t-ruily  believe, and   with good
of tbe season. reason, and that  is that the   interior!
constituencies  should  be rcorespnted I
HENDERSON* GETHINO, - Paoes.   by more members or the iZTcon   I RFST
SLOCAN OfTY.   ...._.    Rn     I *titn,nc.;»* i_„ t      ™.-.   .    .. ' AJE.O A
Laundry Work
Of The
Fresh   Bread
Pies and flakes Mado to Order.
iOMV, .SilvcHmiJU'.
~~~     Yow Want
I wish to inform the Silverton public that I have purchased the stock
•nd business lately controlled by Jas.
I. Mcintosh, in the Brandon Block.
I havo now on order a   full  line in
H. H. Reeves,
Silverton, B. C.
stituencies by fewer.    Tbere is all sort
of sense in tbat position.
It is reported now, on the authority
of Sir Richard  Cartwright,   that the
General Elections will be   held   about
the middle of October.    If this be correct it would seem about time for the
political   parties  in   this  continental
constituency to bestir themselves, select their candidates, buy them thousand mile tickets and   turn them loose.
Otherwise they will never  be  able to
get around   the Riding aud  become
known to at least some of t'icir constituents.      After   the    election,  of
course, we never expect to see them.
O. Tyree,
Silverton. B. C
NO. 95, W. F. Of M.
Meets every Saturday fn the  I'liion
Hall in Silverton, nt7:.!0 p. m,
W. IIohton,
J. H. Eliiutt,
a.h lumped
l-Kitvin:   rOn   eur   teaIi    is«o
will    bt.      coinmrn-.nl     .IVN1C
JOtli.     The  "lBip»rUl Minl-
teil"    ia|i«i   yon    acroM    lb*
< niilini-iii In  four iIkj■»   without   cihana*. It  (• a nolld
Vestlbuled   train,  iMxttrloatlr
«<iiii|i|inl   f,,,   th« romfort aod
ronvriilanrr      of    PfeM<ing«n.
.Xflt   your    rrii-uilK    who   har*
|ra nllftil   an  II, nraditrcai
Trav. l'ass. Arum, Nelson |
1.1, COYIJ',
A. U. I'. A^cjit, Vancouver |
The management of the War Eagle
and Centre Star mines at Rossland
have decided that tbere shall he no
more Sunday work in their mines,
having concluded that six days a week
was long enough for their men to woik.
In the case of these properties, lying
practically within the corporate limits
of a city, and of a few properties near
here, such as the Bosun and Emily
Edith, the plan would doubtless find
favor among the men, but it would not
do around the great majority of our
mines, where a Sunday shift in the
mine is preferable to a Sunday loaf in
a crowded hunk house.
MoCallum <Ste Co.,   Slooan, I$. o
PATRQK8 AM? WKl.l. T.\KIN f,\HK «. K.
I5AR   FURNISHED WITH TH).    ItE.-l    I KANPS * V   '• IM *, ' '•.'"
MAIN STRKKT,    -    -    - M.OCAN   IV V
^^^^    Full Line     Lumber, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
lining     Dry & Mixed Sash ancli^^
applies.        Paints. Doors.       !   ^yr"P o{ Horehound & Tolu I
F*»M <'T..Hs   AMKOI.HS.
According toadvine* from the East
it would appear that Lord Minto has
obtruded himself into politics, thinking possibly that he is a little Senate
all by himself. If this be so, his lordship require* a .fogging up of his memory to thn effect that his duties do
not include the governing of Canada,
but are limited to the attending of
public functions, to looking pretty on
•II occasions and to drawing his sal-
Canadians eleot their own   men to
-lo the governing and if our titled official wants to play at being boss he
need only be endorsed at tbo polls likei
thu rest.     If be insists en interfering [j
he should first go and have a talk with
Dr. Mclnnis on   the joys of pri
Lilac l-'ifiiiii. Aisfh's llnir Reniwer,
Canadian Corn Core and Syrup
of florelioMid and Toll*.
Reh Mountain
Little Daisy.
- i Rot'klaml*
t1 I I.. Il.»
Conao Or.*
I A. E.
I Silver Rami.*
Silver Nuaeet.
I lii'i.i'atir-
■ O. K.
I Mountain
•Sct.nery. j
Admir'l Schley
Key West.
We Two.
Fot-H M U.K.
MJSES AND I'RO  I j;ns  II;.!
(Tiro*, now working .
nitiU'.l   v.ith  ii >'.:ir.)
Prcacriplion Department Complete and
Vp ,To   Date
SILVERTON,       -      -      .      B. 0.
I^xirna Doone.
8llver Wedge.
Oreat BriUin.*
I'Tsbor Mald'n*
Hla<!k Prince,
Oalena Mines*
(Jiieen Fr.*
Frank F.
Ai.i-iiA Mt.
.PROVINCIAL   /.AND    HiruvFYnn  ..   ,— 	
'  4» MtNINO fmSSSr^ !    :, It' r'"? ™»*< ^norac^Vl^^TT-r- 1
, t;'.0CANr,TV  ,,t,      *!^.,Kvelfn, Brunswick*, Buffalo/*ClifftaSTS?'ij.^1 *
*«">*. OldMnW,  Emily Ediih», SlsudaiJ, ?«*'
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