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VOL. I., No. 22.
SI.OCAN,   B.   C,   AUGUST   81,   11)00.
12.00 PER ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Giant Powder,    Qutta Percha Fuse,   Jessops' Steel,
Stoves and Tinware,    Gasoline and Coal Oil,
Miners' Supplies.
Just received 180 Cases of Giant Powder
and a large quantity of Bennett's Fuse.
B. C,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
A Hint
to Housekeepers
THIS is the season of thc year when
thought* turn to Preserving and
Pickling. We have prepared for
this, nnd our stock of Sugars, Vinegars,
Spices, and other necessaries will be
loond Fresh,Pure and moderate in Price.
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fnirviow, and Camp McKinnev, Ii. C.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
Aim t» Hum:, the Reionroeiof Thil (.rent
Oainp—Advsrtlis iu Baautlai and At-
traotloni- Co-operatlM  or tho citi-
/.■IIH   1C.*<| I|..kI I'll .
W. A. Coplen, formerly of this
town, has been appointed cuniinis-
siom r for the Slocan by tho management of the Spokane Exposition. In
that capacity he writes Tin: Duit.i.
us follows:—
"I write you In the interest of the
exposition to be held in Spokane this
fall, with reference to the mineral
exhibit wo wish to secure from your
town iiml camp surrounding. The
mineral department of the fair is
making every effort to make that the
leading feutnre, and I feel safe in
saying that they will succeed, con
sidering thc steps already taken.
My appointment as commissioner for
the Slocan places mu in a position
where I am deeply interested in se
curing a tine exhibit from that camp
—one that will walk off with some of
the medals offered by the exposition,
if not tho lii-st. I fully realize that it
will be our fault if we do not,as there
is no other camp adjacent to Spokane
that can excel the great Slocan.
What is needed there is attention
called to the fact, and the real present condition, called to the attention
of the mining: world to hold the district in the high position it has rightly
earned. That is what the exposition
management propose to give you in
return tor your kindness in furnishing them with a few blocks of >our
ore to place before thc visitors as an
attraction and a drawl g card.
"And, I will sav further, that the
Slocan,  as a field for tourists and |
pleasure seekers, can't be excelled
and should be advertised as such.
factory  level maintained since the | working on tho property all summer
property re-opencd. Ore is being
constantly broken down, sorted and
sacked, and on Monday next pack in"
will commence on the first carload of
ore to be. shipped. It will run about
1C0 oz per ton.
Another bond was made yesterday
morning by J. Frank Collom that
and has a tunnel in ISO feet. The
ledge shows two feet of quart/ in the
breast of thc drift, which assays $170
in gold. It is the intention to coin
mence a second tunnel and so prove
the vein at greater depth.
BOOBtS the si.ocan.
On his return to Spokane Tuesday,
after an inspection  of Ids  several
will add materially to the acreage holdings in  this eamp, C. D.   Rand
and value of tho property he secured remarked:    "1   belie re   the   Slocan
lie obtained  from Dan
and  John   Wcreley,  ot
last week.
New Denver, their two thirds interest
In the Qertle ll fraction,- situated on
thc Ten Mile summit,  and forming
the connecting link between the Ohio
leads every British Columbian mining district in its substantial and im
portant mineral development. The
character of the development is of
such a permanent nature, such conservative and experienced capital is
and Speculator groups.    It Is in 0 being spent.there freely, and the re
direct line for the Arlington, Neepawa
and Enterprise veins and should
prove a valuable holding. The deal
was In the nature of a working bond
for one year from Sept. 1, and was
for sJ6,-000, which is on tlie basis of
$9,000 for the property. Five per
cent of the money falls due in nine
months ind the balance In a year
from date. Walter C Adams owns
the other third, having purchased it,
a few weeks ago from Pete Lind-
By this purchase Mr. Collom will
secure, with the Speculator group,
upwards of 4,000 feet of ground on
the same vein the Arlington is so successfully developing, besides securing
the benefit of the rich veins coining
up from the Ten  Mile side.   There
stilts are of such a solid and assured
excellence that I have no hesitation
in placing the district first in Import*
ance of new work. The old mines
around Sandon are again almost at
their old capacity of production and
many new ones are being put on the
list. But the most characteristic
movement there is tlie development
in thc new camts and the Influx of
capital for their development, i went
through a good deal of thc country
on my trip and the amount of work
being done on new ground was most
surprising. Sales of properties are
taking place. In every cam]) and some
of much importance are under way
or have been recently put through.
"That part ofthe di>triot in which
I am especially Interested is the Slo
remains now but the Mabou and Ohio! w,n  lak° Tcn  MiIe oroob -Wintry.
group covering the intervening space
to rhe Enterprise, forming at once
one i f the most desirable properties in
the camp.
Cbaplcnu Maohliury Arrive:
There are camps all along it nnd
there are few properties with much
development. Vet there are some of
the most promising showings that
have been found in the Slocan. The
value of tin; camps is attested by the
recent Influx of large capital. The
value of the country a short distance
east of the upper part of Ten Mile has
Til la Ki-iiniiii Is I'm- ths BsSt on  Iti'i-onl  -A
iiriiiiiiy Urldsnos of tl>«* Llfs mitt
\\ unit li or tlu, Camp- ICiilrrnrlie tho
IllKKoat. Shipper.
The Neepawa, Ton Mile, has the
distinction of being the sole representative of the district in the shipping line this week, having sent out
about seven tons to tho Nelson smelter. It is the first shipment from that
property for years and is an earnest
of better things to come. Next week
the Two Friends will come to tho
front, as they purpose sending out*,
carload, adding another shipper to
the year's list. Other shipments will
come from tlie Enterprise, while much
may be expected from the Arlington
Following is a list of the shipments
this year to date:
Black Prince..
Kilo   ..     .
Two carloads of machinery for the
Chapleau stamp mill arrived at Le-I recently received'competent confirm
mon siding, Tuesday, from Fraser & \ atiou by the return of Ernest Alans*
11Chalmers, Chicago.' The road is be-1,l,,|(1 ll'°ni I'-")-''""1' with large plans
feel sure that there will be no trouble I ing rushed through as quickly 03
in getting an interest aroused there, I possible in order to permit of the'ma-
judging from tho sentiment that was ehlnery going up the creek, as the
expressed when I was through there matnivini'iit are desirous of Saving
last June. Von have undoubtedly] the mill running in October. Besides
learned   through   the  papers   that the   niaehir.erv   and   the   tramway
everything has been arranged to ac
commodate the shippers of exhibits;
cable and gear, there is 75,1XX.) feet of
amber to be hauled (or tho Chapleau,
and, for my part. 1 shall make every j which  will give   the   Lemon creek
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     It  is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHINC1 & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Sloc<an
Slocan, B. C, is under the
n. am Personal Management of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.	
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go   past  its door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
effort to secure an exhibit, irom each
camp In the district, and will see that
they tire set up hero in a manner
that the visitors will see that the Slo
can has great and wonderful resources.
"These fads I wish to be placod
before the citizens there, so thnt they
can take steps to secure the Bam pies
immediately, as the time Is limited.
I expect to make a trip through the
district some time early in September
but in the meantime would like to
corrcsjiond with someone selected bv
the citizens so as to keep posted and
be able to co-operate with you, My
desire is to make it the leader of the
leading feat lire ofthe big show,"
Kntarprtie Report.
Following is a brief report issued in
London by the Now Zealand Gold-
fields Co., who are Interested In the
Enterprise mine: "Owingtotho labor
strike it became Impossible either to
equip or start work ii|on the Enter
prise, British Columbia, mines until
March last. During tho strike period,
however, advantage was taken ofthe
opportunity  to ship to the smellers | cured the contract fur erecting the
the ore lert in tho bins by the former| cabins, blacksmith shop and other
owners, upon   which a   net  profit of buildings,   and   he  took Up  several
about £8,00 1 was  realized.   The re* | men on Saturday to get OUt the tint
suit was satisfactory, in proving this her.   for the present  Mr. Collom i.-*
ore to be much richer than antlclpat- In charge of the. property
ed.   At the termination ol the strike,
freighters all they want,  to do this
KullrouU Siiiunliiip.
A bad smash up occurred on thc
Robson road, about a mile from lion-
nington Falls, on Friday morning.
Owing to a misunderstanding of orders a freight and worktraiu came
together ut high speed, and there
was a general breakage, Two men
were injured, one of whom was 11.
Guest, who left line repairing here to
go braking, lie had his back badly
sprained, besides receiving a number
of bruises. The passenger train was
ordered out from here at .'1 o'clock to
assist in clearing up the wreck.
Bpooulatur Bt&rtf Up.
J. Frank Collom lost no time in
commencing work on the Speculator
group, which he  bonded  last Week.
I On Friday about a dozen  men and
a pack train of supplies were sent up
from here to commence development
iofiiie property.   Nell McMillan so*
of development for Camp Mansfield
and ample backing.of capital. The
recent bonding of the Transvaal, the
only large property between the well
known Enterprise, on Ten .Mile, and
thc You and I, near the head of the
creek, in which I am interested, is
another important Indication ot the
confidence of outsiders.
"A strike of rich ore was reported
from the  You and I about a month
ago, and since then there has lx*en n
small stampede lo that camp.   There
have been many important finds and
a lot of Claims  have been staked.    1
; found much  activity  around   there
1 and an excellent showing on the You
I and I.   Some of  the samples of ore
I trom the various camps that I saw
i were magnificent.   Better ore than
: ever is coming out ofthe S'ocan, and
shipments   will  soon
j greatly exceed  anything that there
' has ever been."
IfPlilt   SI.OCAN    MIXES.
Bar silver went over CI cents during the week.
The force on thc Molly (libson is to
bo increased to To men.
The ledge on the Tail Holt is
straightening u]> and more ore coming in.
Dick, J. Tattersall and R Kolv-
The Bosun has shipped 700 tons of
ore this year.
The Omega shipped a carload of
ore this week.
Operations are to be resumed on
the Silver Bell.
The Whitewater exported 78 tons
of ore last month.
Ore is being shipped from the Mascot by the Ruth company.
ertson have received their money on
the Violet.
Mark Manley has stopped work on
the Native Silver fraction for tho
time being.
A small force of men went up the
creek this week to commence work
on the Hampton group.
The railways, including the C, P.
It., will carry mineral exhibits to tho
Spokane fair free of charge.
Con Murphy has returned from
prospecting In the Blmilkameen country. He has staked several good
J. McF.irlane returned during thc
week from the Similkaineon camp.
He is interested in a number of rich
A settlement has been effected bv
','C" ,'  ,,!.   the Fisher Maiden company with tho
":1'1"  "    i parties   who   recently  restaked tho
[ property.
Dan Harrington, foreman at the
Arlington, took a trip to Sandon during the week to secure more men fox
that property.
The men employed building the
new camps nt the Smuggler came.
down on Wednesday, haying completed their job
The Tattersall boys have rank
eight feet on their recent discovery
on Twelve  Mile,  and the ledge is
steadily improving.
Some of the mnnagen ol the British
After running a short time, the St.  companies in the Slocan are coming
work tit the mine was commenced,
consisting of general equipment and
the usual preliminary works necessary for carrying on large and sys
tenia tic shipments in the most economical manner. Shipments of an experimental nature have already been
made, and it is expected that Important and regular shipments will follow
in the course of a few weeks, from
which date good returns are expected. The directors are unable to recommend the payment ot 11 dividend,
but they think at the same time that
the shareholders, after careful perusal
ofthe reports and accounts; will agree
with them iu believing that the company's Intrinsic position Is better than
at any time iu its history."
Horning Star Working.
J. C. Shook, S. I'. Clements and
others have been working the Morn
ing Star for some weeks and are
meeting with encouraging results.
They havo purchased a number of
the smaller interests, including Will.
Thomlinson's, and hold an option 011
Bourne Bros.1 one-sixth. They purpose wprking the claim throughout
the winter,
Tip .Ship N<'*'   W"0O_,
Last week's development on  the
Two Friends was on the same sails*
Noopawa Miik<-»t a Shipment,
Keverno ha-* again sou:, down
Sixty tons of oro was sent ont by
the Sloean Star last week and 180 by
the Payne
A chute 1,1   shipping ore   bus been
struck in the new raise on the Hew
ett, Four
Through the financial assistance of
...  ,      . .        ,,     „.        I M. Kleutot, the Florida claim, in the
Wednesday  evening   the  Slocan Ja<.k8on ^^ j, to h* reopened.
hi ought down seven tons ot ore trom!    „„     , ,      ,    ,      ,       ,
.    v, ,„     ....    ,   . lhe framework   of  the   I\.inline
the Neepawa group. lenM.le, being concentrator Is about completed and
the first shipment made from that the machinery is being installed.
property  in  three  years.   The ore       , ,      •        ,.   , ,
was taken out, ofthe shaft bfting . A"0W s,u,'"'in- "f clean ore has
sunk by Alex. Ferguson and Frank! Dct'.M, °Pnned "P °" !■■«• »• B- ***>
Griffiths under lease, aud tho returns wnlcn '■^u"i(>,l operations last week.
aro expected to richly pay for the Reed, Jackson and McNlchol are
labor expended, The lessees still steadilv developing the Storm group
have several feet to sink and In near Silverton. Thev have ore ex-
ground that is steadily getting richer,   posed in 11 number of places.
Arlington Sawmill,
Work was commenced this week
on the frame of the Arlington sawmill
under the superintendence of A. B.
Wood, of Vancouver, who was sent
in for the purpose by the Hamilton
Manufacturing Co, This firm has
the contract for supplying and installing ihe plant, which will be of
1U.no feet, daily capacity. Mr, Wood
expects to have things In full running
shape by tho end of September.
Tho Legal Improving.
Messrs, Johnson and Bnlderston
have a most promhlng cold proposition ia
in for some hard knocks trom the old
country shareholders.
The new tramway at the Holly
Gibson is to be completed by October
15, when shipments will follow at the
rate of 600 tons por month.
Development on the Transvaal
group, Ten Mile, lately bonded to
Ward McDonald, has shown up a
well sustained chute of ore.
The owners of the Transfer group
will run in another tunnel lowei
down the hill, giving them sufficient
depth to get clean ore in the vein.
Mob Cooper continues working on
the Hope single-handed.   He IsstiM
driving across the vein, with no sign
of the other wall, but any amount of
At a general  meeting of the Im
pei'lal Development  Syndicate, held
in Nelson last week, .(! ('. Shook was
elected second   vice,   president and .1
Shipments from Sandon last week
Included 79 tons from the Ruth, 21
from the American Boy, '.':.' from the
Coin and 12 from the Omega. )   |>m; ;uu* (;COi stoll havo flnlshe*
The Ivanhoe camp buildings were assessment work on the Black Hawk
burned to tho ground Monday night, groop, Ten Mile, under bond to F.
the lire having caught, from the dry- 1 Mansfield.    The  showing of ore has
Ing room.    Hitter buildings, re to be  inert nsed.
Oaropn on tho Htimpton.
Arlington Want* rrtvllegai.
the Legal, on the lirst north ,„.riv w||| b,
Lemou.   The latter litis been sliippw).
I. Frank Collom, on   behalf of the
N. P. McNnughi wns here Friday 1 Arlington Mines filed notices this
arranging for tho orcctlon ol cabins [week lor two public privileges from
on thc Hampton group, on Springer! the government, < tne is for the right
creek. Tin' buildings will be ample to cut and remove timber from the
for a small force. It li not the intcn*! ground nn the north side of springer
lion to do much development this fall creek and about 1000 feet from the
and winter, bnl In the spring the pto [Provost bridgi
Tho 1 thor is for «.
Me ni d up and ore' mlllslto on the creek, containing five
nerei of ground, al II 0 .\rj" claim SADLY AT FAULT
■ ON-
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Recent   Miniag   Story  Exposed  to
"Perhaps the most delightful explanation of the workings of the
stock exchange is to be found in
the last book written by poor Harold Frederick, before the Christian
Scientists sacreficed his life on the
altar of their faith. The whole
curious system by which a man sells
what be has not got and buys what
he has no intention of owning, is
there full) set forth. It is possible
that Mr. Whitaker Wright, the famous company promotor, has read
in the Market Place. His latest
deal seems almost a plagiarism of
that story, and as it was worked out
with Le Roi stock it has a peculiar
interest locally.
"Some tew weeks ago a telegram
was received in London to the effect
that a lead had been discovered in
the Le Roi which ran $50 to the
ton. The price of Le Roi stock
rose at once, and the bears began to
sell largely in the full and very
natural expectation that the shares
would fall. Mr' Wright quietly
accepted, either personally or
throngh agents, all olfers. Settling
day came and the price instead of
going dowu was going up. The
brokers prepared to pay the differences but to their astonishmeet Mr.
Wright demanded delivery. Then
it was discovered that there was
hardly any stock to be had at all,
Mr. Wright having carefully corralled all the paper before he began
his little operations. The scarcity
of shares when they were actually
wanted sent the price higher still,
and when the astute engineer of the
scheme let his victims out at the finish he was a few hundred thousand
ahead of the gBtne.
"Unscrupulous as the whole transaction was, it had been so organized that the principals did not come
within the law or the more stringent
rules of tbe exchange. That Mr.
Wright happened to have all the
stock in sight when the telegram
was received and that the telegram
itself was a fake are facts which are
significant enough, but it would be
difficult to prove that they were
more than a mere coincidence.
"And, after all,the men who were
bitten were doing their best at the
time to bite others. It was b
"sure thing" speculation in which
thej-   got the worst."
There is hardly a word of truth
in the foregoing extract from the
Province of,August 25. Thorpe,
the principal character in "The
Market Place," put Rubber consols
on the market and had no title
whatever to concessions supposed
to have been granted by the Mexican government. The members of
the stock exchange, anticipating
the failure of the flotation, naturally
sold Rubber consols short. The
applications which came in amounted only to a few thousand pounds.
Then Thorpe conceived the scheme
of employing the Scotch broker to
accept all offerings;—and after
getting everything in, Thorpe ran
the shares up to £l$, He then applied tor and obtained a settlement
from the exchange, and then de-
demanded the delivery of lhe goods,
The brokers then found that in order to make good their sales they
had to buy the shares from Thorpe
at his own figures.
The whole story was inspired by
malicious people to injure Mr.
Wright, the character of Thorpe
being a supposed representation of
Mr. Wright. In fact it is a caricature rather than a portrait.
The first error the Province
makes is in thc statement that this
last squeeze of the bears has been
in Le Roi shares, whereas the
stock which has made such a sensational advance was Le Roi No. 2,
comprisingjthe Annie, Number One,
Rockingham; Hecla Fraction, Josie and Poorman. This company
was floated on the market a few
weeks ago in London at -£600,000.
The successful subscribers who
were allotted the shares, found
within a few days afterward, a ris
ing market, and, it is reported, sold
out and took their profits.
The telegram sent to London by
Bernard Macdonald, the general
manager of the British America
Corporation, was to the effect that
they were getting 4-ounce ore in
the Annie shaft. This telegram
was by no means a fake, as it is a
well known fact in the camp that
the ore chute now being worked in
that property has been running
from two to fourteen ounces in gold,
and the average for nearly 100 feet
in depth is closer to $80 than $50.
The statement that "settling day
comes" is also false, as the Le Roi
No. 2 company have only recently
asked the house for a settlement,
which may not be granted for another two or three weeks yet. and
until such settlement has been fixed
no deliveries can be demanded.
There is an element in the London stock exchange which has been
hammering Mr. Wright's flotations
persistently. Last year this same
element, by conspiracy with the
superintendent of Lake View consols, by manipulating the mine,
hammered these shares from ^28
down to ;•£.." 10. Owing to this conspiracy it is reported that Mr.
Wright suffered to the extent of
aboot $4,000,000. Mr. Wright,
evidently seeing an opportnity of
getting eveu wiih the bears took advantage of it, and will likely come
out ahead of both games.
It is a well known fact in Rossland that Le Roi No. 2 has three
shipping mines. The Josie, which
is developed to the 600-foot level,
has immense ore bodies blocked out,
of shipping grade. The Poorman
was a shipper before the B. A. C.
acquired it. The Number One has
also a big ore chute, also devoloped
to the 600-foot level, and now sniping; while the Annie has the richest chute :;o far developed in the
These mines could easily ship
from 300 to 500 tons per day,
provided the Northport smelter
could accommodate them; but with
nearly 45,000 tons of ore stacked up
at Northport, it would be folly to
increase present shipments until
such time as the smelter can handle
the output.
No doubt when Bernard Macdonald returns from Alaska, he may
have something further to say in
connection with this matter.
King Humbert's Assassin Tried and
Loudon  Quotation*.
The London financial papers of
August 1*,, give the following quotations on British Columbia properties :
Le Roi, £$#.
Le Roi No. 2, ^17.
Rossland Great Western, £sH-
Fnterprise, £l,
Vmir, £1. 11-16.
B.A.C., i4sh.
Whitewater, 12 6.
PlKhl Tomorrow   Nlu.li!
New Vork, Aug. 29.—Corbett
and McCoy have completed their
training for their light tomorrow
night in the ring of the Twentieth
Century club iu Madison Square
garden. Corbett said: "I am ready,
as I announced, to meet either
Fitzsimmons or Jeffries on the night
lollowing my  battle  with the kid."
Instantly Killed
Chicago, Aug. 29.—George H.
Ling, who saved the lives of scores
of people at the time of the Johnstown flood, fell from a train at
South Chicago yesterday, and was
instantly killed.
Corbett aud MeCoy,
New York, Aug. 29.—Corbett
and Kid McCoy are both in first-
class condition for their fight at
Madison Square Garden. McCoy
weighs 168 pounds and is in condition o (ight the hardest battle of
his :. Many of his admirers feel
confident that he will defeat Corbet*.
"all* lu Alaska.
Washington, ^Aug. 29. — The
postoflice department has given n
contract to the Canadian Development company, limited, to carry
letter mail from Skagway to St.
Michaels and Nome from December
1 next to March 31 next.
New Vork, Aug. 29.—The trial
of Bresci, for the assassination of
the king of Italy, will open today
at Milan, according to a cablegram
from Rome. It is expected that
Bresci will deliver a statement
which he has been pieparing. In
an interview Merlindo, who will defend Bresci, said: "The defence
will consist of a simple but dramatic description of Italy's social, economical and political condition,
which rendered the assassination of
King Humbert possible. Bresci
maintains his attitude of cynical
The Nrnlrnra
Milan, Aug. 29.—At the trial,
Bresci declared he had decided to
kill King Humbert after the event
in Milan and Sicily. "To avenge
the misery of the people and my
own," he added, "I acted without
advice or accomplice." The prisoner was pronounced guilty and
sentenced to imprisonment for life.
Messages to and Prom Soldiers lu the
Allied Armies.
Montreal, Aug. 29.—Arrangements have been made whereby the
Canadian Pacific Railway company's
telegraph and the Commercial Cable company will accept at half rate
from the adjutant general of the
army, continuous messages containing messages for the soldiers
and sailors of the allied forces in
China from their friends at home.
Messages must be strictly social,
in plain language and must be addressed to the commander-in-chief.
Half rate messages will also be accepted from the commanders in
China to the adjutant general ofthe
army containing messages from^the
soldiers and sailors in China, to be
distributed to theii friends at home.
Kxreptloually   HUH    Krores   at    the
Dominion HIHea Association .Deri
Ottawa, Aug. 29.—The Dominion of Canada match at the D. R. A.
meet, which concluded yesterday
afternoon, showed some tremendously high scores, the average being far ahead of last year. In this
match. Sergt, S. W. Bealy of the
Fifth regiment, C. A., Victoria,
won $8, with a score of 96! gunner Fleming of the same regiment
won $6, with a score of 95 Sergt.
Major Richardson, also of the same
regiment won $5 with a score of
95. In extra series "A" first stage,
five shots at 600 yards, Gunner
Fleming of Fifth regiment, Victoria,
won $535, with a score ot 25.
British Columbian*
Ottawa, Aug. 211.- Shooting this
morning was for Kirkpatrick's cup.
Three British Columbians were in
this competition and won money
prizes. Sergt. Major Richardson,
Victoria, won $5, with a score of
60, Sergt. Major McDougall and
Sergt. Bodley each $5, with scores
of 59 each.
The placing ot a Canadian exhibit
in the Paris exposition may well be
regarded as fortunate. The industries and resources displayed in the
Canadian pavilion have been a revelation and an object lesson to
thousands of visitors whose previous
impressions of this country were, to
say the least, hazy and obscure.
All accounts from Paris show
that the exhibit from Canada is attracting its full share of attention,
and in most instances this attention
is followed by surprise and admiration. The mining section occupies
a prominent position, having been
accorded its rightful place as one of
the leading Industrial of the country. The collections of specimens
from the various  mines presents a
real transcontinental array, extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
The more important mines are represented by large specimens, and
taken together, they constitute an
almost] unparalleled display. This
is the verdict, not merely of visiting
Canadians, who naturally feel a
personal pride in this exhibit from
their home land, but of European
mining engineers who are viewing
the foreign exhibits with impartial
and dispassionate eyes. It has already been confirmed by the large
number of awards given to Canada
by the jurors of the mining section
of the exposition. A recent letter
from Paris states that the prizes
awarded to this section are twice as
numerous as the combined awards
in the same department to England
and the other colonies.
The mining and mineral exhibit
from Canada has been fortunate in
its installation. It occupies a very
large space on the ground floor.
The walls are decorated with numerous pictures of mines in this
country, showing rot only their
picturesque situation, but their actual operations, thus giving a more
graphic presentation than volumes
of descriptive matter could convey.
Numerous geological maps, well executed, hang in place, appropriately
accompanied by geographical charts
showing location. Every section is
plainly labeled, and still further differentiated in being indicated by a spe
cial color. Ontario is marked pink,
the Northwest brown, New Brunswick green, Manitoba violet, British
Columbia yellow, Quebec red and
Nova Scotia blue.
Specimens from the Le Roi, War
Eagle and other prominent mines
of this district are well in the foreground. Large pieces of them are
installed on a stand where they are
made as conspicuous as possible.
On another stand are grouped
silver lead ores from the Slocan.
There are also fine samples of native silver from Silver Mountain,
Lake Superior. Next to this is a
stand containing copper ores from
British Columbia, the province of
Quebec and the province of Ontario. The various copper ores so
irridescent and diversified offer a
beautiful appearance and attract
much attention. There is also an
exhibit of copper matte obtained
from tbe smelting of the ores.
The intrinsic value ofthe mineral
exhibit from Canada, including the
Klondike, is estimated at $30,000.
Part of the collection is placed in
four burglar-proof glass cases protected by metallic covers. Two of
the cases contain nuggets and gold
dust from the alluvial deposits of
British Columbia. In the third one
are specimens from the famous
Klondikt mines, which are known
throughout Europe, and are very
much admired. The chaplet presented to the Rev. Father Gendreau,
O. M. T., at Dawson City, and
composed of gold nuggets from the
Yukon river, excites the interest of
all. This chaplet is estimated at
$500. Another small tray contains
gold worth $81/1, obtained by washing 20 pounds of gravel.
Hussla,  flenuauy aud   Prauee  k
Want a Nil,,. "**
The item of $251x1 for a Normal
school in Vancouver, pmvided
for in the estimates, has excited
some curiosity, the sum being so
small that it was probably insufficient for the proper establishment ol
such an institution. It is explained,
however, that the city of Vancouver
is offering the free use of school
rooms for the purpose, with heating,
lighting, etc., free to the province,
i.nd that as the school cannot come
into operation until the beginning
of the year, $2500 will be quite
sufficient to meet the charges for
salary for the remaining months of
the year. The necessity for a Normal school has been apparent for a
long time, and has been a standing
subject of agitation in educational
cities in the province.
■>. it.iUiii Nominated.
Mitchell, Out., Aug. 29, —South
Perth liberals have nominated D.
K. Erb, silting member, as a candidate at the dominion elections.
L>o»* |b)   I'lr,
Cornwall, Ont., Aug. 29,—Alex
Jarvis' hardware store was damaged
by water and smoke this morning.
Loss, about $3000.
Destitute Miners Brought From Nome
by the Government.
Seattle, Wn., Aug. 29.—The
United States army transport Law-
ton arrived last night from Nome
with 220 passengers, two-thirds of
whom are destitute miners, returned
at the expense of the government.
Rev. Sheldon Jackson came in on
the Lawton, bringing with him
twenty-five Laplanders employed by
the United States, in its Alaskan
reindeer experiments. The Laplanders are bound for Norway.
About eighty Laplanders now engaged in mining at Nome, refused
to leave the country.
Mr. Jackson reports that the
grippe, pheumonia and measles
have been epidemic all summer
among the Eskimos, materially
lessening their numbers. The
ravages extended from the Aleutian islands to Point Barrow.
The revenue cutter Bear was loaded
with supplies and sent to the relief
of the natives.
The   salteuard    Against    Fraudulent
Winona, Wis., Aug. 29.—A
bankruptcy discision has been filed
to the effect that under the bankruptcy act, no creditor can have
his claim allowed until he surrenders to the trustee any money or
property he may have received from
the bankrupt within four months
prior to bankruptcy, without regard
to the creditors' knowledge or ignorance oi the fact that his debtor
is in danger of bankruptcy.
The Wales Tle-I p Is  Havlu« Its KI-
feet on the Nupply.
New York, Aug. 29.—The strike
of coal miners and railroad employees of Wales is likely to ^have a
lasting effect upon the American
coal business. Most of the foreign
shipments have been on the orders
of different governments, who have
needed the coal for their war ships,
but now inquiries are coming from
private consumers of coal in England, France, Germany and Russia.
The inquiries many limes exceed
the orders.
A  BIk  Kxport   Trade  to   Kurope,   Is
Ottawa, Aug. 29.—The government has received a number of inquiries from leading Europeans as
to the quality and quantity available, of Canadian coal for export.
Should price and quality be satisfactory, it is expected a big export
coal trade will be soon developed
between Canada and Europe.
Ottawa, Aug. 29.—The charge
of attempted murder against John
Mann, of Strosede Lima, by his
wife, was dismirsed. Mrs. Mann
alleged her husband had threatened
to cut out her heart.
John McNaught of the Strath-
cona Horse, predicts that quite a
number of the soldiers now in the
transvaal will remain there permanently, or at least long enough to
test the  resources  of the country.
International    trituration.
Washington, Auij. 29.—Under
authority of the treaty of the
Hague, President McKinley has
requested former Presidents Harrison and Cleveland, to accept appointments on the arbitration board
for International differences.
Au   tri Olllplh r.
BudaPest, Aug. 29.- A Venetian
who is beleived to have been an accomplice in the assassination of
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, has
been arrested,
New Vork, Aug. 29. — Since
Russia is quietly assimilating Chi.
nese territory south of the Amoor
river, it is thought that the landing
of the Japanese troops at Amoy, \%
the Japanese answer to these Mus.
covite moves, says a London cable.
Critics here are beginning to rec.
ognise that the outcome of the pres.
ent crisis will eventually be that
slices of Chinese territory will certainly pass into the possession of
Russia, Germany and Japan. The
first named will seize Manchuria
on the plea that China declared war
and invaded Siberia. Germany will
claim Shan Tung as indemnity ff.r
the murder of Baron Von Kettler
and Japan will take Corea if she
can'get it, or, if not, Amer. What
the British policy will be in this
event, is not known.
Mays It Is Misrepresented
New Vork, Aug. 29.—"Russia's
attitude has been greatly misrepresented. Her operations in northern
China are conducted solely for the
purpose of restoring peace and or*
der, are absolutely unselfish." This
statement, says the Washington
correspondent of the Herald, was
made by De Woolant, the Russia
charge d' affaires. Russian officials
have lelt keenly the aspersions
lately cast upon their country.
Considers It or
London, Aug. 29.—A special dispatch from St. Peterburg contains
the somewhat remarkable assertion
that Russia will notify the powers
tbat she considetr the relief of the
Pekin legations as the final accomplishment of the military task of the
allied forces.
The afternoon papers, however,
regard tbe activity of the allies at
Pekin and the difficulty of discovering a responsible Chinaman, wiiA
whom to treat, unless Li Hun**:
Chang is able to secure crerdntiab
satisfactory to all powers, as indicative that the solution of the problem will be more prolonged aud
more difficult than previously hoped.
A HIk Mboe Bill.
Quebec, Aug. 21*,— The imperial
was office is purchasing here a lare/
amount of footwear for use by the
imperial troops in China. About
$70,000 has already been expended.
Will Oppose   Tlsdale.
Simcoe, Ont. Aug. 29.—South
Norfolk liberals have nominated
T. R. Atkinson to oppose Hon.
David Tlsdale at the next general
Mill Ituu Again.
Kingston, Ont,, Aug. 29.—Fron*
tenac Patrons of Industry ban"
again chosen D. D. Rogers, sitting
member, as a candidate at the next
general elections.
North .Middlesex  Liberal**
Ailsa Craig, Ont., Aug. -W- —
Liberals of North Middlesex have
again chosen V. Ratz, sitting member, as their candidate at the next
general elections.
To Claim au   lubrrltam-e.
San Francisco, Aug. 29.—Emmet
Burdock, of Honolulu, and father,
arrived on the steamship China, en
route to England, to claim an inheritance of $1,700,000 which, thty
have been advised, is awaiting them
Nix   to Two
Montreal, Aug. 29.—The lacrosse
game closed with a final score ol
six to two, in favor of New Westminster.
A sh.i.i, I,  M, hIIi
Montreal, Aug. 30.—While attending the wedding of two young
friends in Richmond Hall last niyht.
Fanny Swart/ dropped to the BOt"
and died in convulsions. STRICT BUSINESS
Mr. T. 6. Blackstock's Emphatic Statement Concerning Mines.
Although not quite recovered
from a recent attack of typhoid
fever, T. G. Blackstock, vice-president of the War Eagle and Centre
Star mining companies, in an interview accorded a Record representative yesterday, made a vigorous defense ol the company's management up to date and stated
frankly what policy would be pursued by them in the future. What
gives the announcement added importance is tbe fact that, combined
with the B. A. C. company, these
corporations represent 8^ per cent
of the working properties of this
camp and that up to the present
time they have outwardly worked
in unison, particularly in relation to
the labor question. Just how far
the executive of the latter corporation agrees with the views expressed by Mr. Blackstock is not known,
but it is presumed that there is a
perfect understanding between
them and that the position taken
will be maintained in the future. It
will be noted that Mr. Blackstock
is not merely willing to speak out,
but is anxious that his views should
be known.
Mr. Gooderham was not present
during the interview, except for a
moment or two, but it may be taken
for granted that the vice-president
speaks for the management generally. Never in the east, and certainly never in this camp, have
views been expressed with such refreshing frankness.
The Labor Qucattou.
"There are lots of things I'd like
to talk  about,"   was   Mr.    Black-
stock's greeting to the Recorh representative.    "For a period it   was
thought expedient to   remain silent
on some matters of importance here
and to say nothing  concerning  the
management of the War Eagle and
the Centre Star, but in my| opinion
the time for plain speaking has  arrived and it is not only  permmissa-
ble but  necessary  that   our   views
should be known by this community
of miners and merchants.
"We hava no quarrel with the miners
union or any other combination ol work-
ter». I do not believe In attempting to
Ight labor organization!, a* It Is a one-
aided contest Irom the start. The situation, as we lound It up to a certain point
last year, was a perfectly Intolerable one
and we will never submit to It again, no
matter what the result may be Our expenses had grown out ol all proportion to
the results attained and I believe that It
was quite true that we had become the
laughing stock ol all mining men owing to
the mistaken course we adopted. For the
future, let me tell you Plainly, the mines
will be worked upon the strictest business principles, and In lavoroi the shareholders. Do not misunderstand me: we
will pay good wages to good men, but we
will Insist that the wages paid ai e earned
I am not making any extravagant statement when I say we definitely nscertalned
during the period complained of that many
•f the men only really worked one-third ot
their time, and It became simply Impossible to carry the load thus Imposed Consequently, we were obliged to close down
as we did.
"I hope such a state ol things
•will never exist attain; but," added
the speaker with n good deal of
warmth, "If they ever do, we will
close down and remain closed down
for so long that when we do start
up again there will be no fear of
further trouble. I wish It to be distinctly understood thnt this Is not
a threat, but an Intimation of what
we will be compelled to do. During
my visit I have found a most decided Improvement and I believe
and hope It will continue. We have
many good miners under contract,
earning high wages, and there is a
great change for the better in many
other respects.
A Busltiese Hauls
"I think there are other matters
where a change is needed. Puces
in many instances lor goods that
are brought to your doors are, in
my opinion, needlessly high. They
will come down in time, doubtless,
but for the good of the community
the drop cannot conic too quickly.
Take meat, for instance, and many
commodities used daily by all of us,
and after making every allowance
possible, the prices charged arc un
reasonably  high.    Sooner  or later
mining   communities,   like  others,
must   come   down   to a   business
A t amp |<>l  Homes
"1   am glad  that   manv of the
miners are  building  and occupying
their own  homes.    You  can   have
no better guarantee for a permanent,
prosperous   and    well     conducted
mining camp.    The  man who has
no stake or tie to bind  him to your
community, and who, after causing
trouble,   can   pack his blanket and
tramp off elsewhere, is not likely to
be of much benefit to the town.    A
camp of homes, such  as 1 have understood   this  is fast  becoming, is
the   best    safeguard    I   know *of
against disturbance of any kind."
Natlaflactory Mauafceiiieut
When told that the  management
of   the mines   was   the subject  ot
much local   criticism; that the real
trouble   was  alleged    to  be    not
men    so    much    as    the       mine
managers,   and    that    unpleasant
comparisons   with   the   B.   A.  C.
properties were openly  made about
the camp and  tbat  the visit ot Mr.
Gooderham and  himself was confidently expected  to cause  a speedy
change—Mr. Blackstock said: "We
are the  last  people  to  hear  these
tning and 1 am glad you have mentioned them, as I   do not think any
man or management  is above criticism.    Not being  a mining man, I
have to  rely solely  upon  our staff
for my  information.    Some  of the
matters you speak of I know about,
and I think that all  of them are capable of explanation.    We have the
utmost  confidence  in our manager
and you must remember that he has
had almost untold difficulties to contend  with.    We   know these   and
are quite satisfied  that  he will successfully   surmount    them    all   as
quickly as it is possible to do so.
I treasonable   Legislation
Referring to the provincial legislature, Mr. Blackstock said:   "I am
strongly  opposed   to some  of the
proposed legislation.    Mine owners
are   being   taxed   out of existence
and if it continues,   British   Columbia will be known   as   a good country for tbe capitalist to keep out of.
Just   to  tbe south ol  us   valuable
mining   properties   can  be obtained
today, cheaper and on  better terms
than   in   British   Columbia.     You
may be sure that it   you continually
drive tlie capitalist   from your door,
he   will stay   away tor  good,   and
without   capital and   plenty   of it,
your  mineral   resources  would   lie
dormant.    Is   it   wise?   Is it  good
business   policy     to    hamper   and
frighten   away   the   investor? We
have time and again refused to consider tempting offers of  mines elsewhere than   in   Canada,   chiefly because Mr.   Gooderham,   from   high
motives, thinks it his duty to invest
in Canadian   industries   in   place of
going   into    the     United    States.
Other capitalists  are  not governed
by the same consideration,   but will
go where they  can  make the most
money.    Competition among capitalists for your properties is what is
most wanted   here   at the present
time to   promote   prosperity   for all
hands.    The whole trend of legislation in this province, in my opinion,
is along wrong   lines,   and perhaps
when it is loo   late  yOu   will  find I
am right.
Tlie Two Properties
"1 am going to be here some
weeks, and will thoroughly acquaint
myself with the situation at the
mines. So far as the drop in stocks
is concerned, neither Mr. Gooderham nor myself have dealt in them
at all, and up to thc last moment
before the drop came, our own relatives and immediate friends were
the heaviest purchasers. When the
shareholders heard my explanations
at the annual meeting, not a word
of hostile criticism was offered, and
1 think they were more than satisfied with the statement given them.
Personally, wc are in favor of amalgamating thc two companies but
tbe other shareholders would probably object. I was misquoted in
Toronto in this matter. What I
said was that shareholders of cither
the War Eagle or Centre Star
would object to having thc Stock oi
the other unloaded on them. We
rfect confidence
The Japanese Seize 50,000 Taels  of
London, Aug. 25.—A Pekin correspondent says: "Pekin is now
entirely under foreign control.
Looting is proceeding systematically. The French and Russian
flags are flying over the best portion of the Imperial domain, where
it is beleived the Imperial treasure
is buried.
The forbidden city is respected by
international agreement although
any punishment will be ineffective
unless it is occupied. The Japanese
have seized a horde amounting to
50,000 taels of silver.
The empress dowager, the emperor, Prince Tuan and all the high
officials escaped to Tai Yuen Fu,
provinct of Shan Si, from which
point they proceeded to Sian Fu.
There is no governor."
meeting Mobs.
London, Aug. 25.—Street fighting breaks out intermittently in
Pekin, according to dispatches from
Shanghai, the allies not having
sufficient forces to police the vast
city. As small parties of the allied
troops penetrate into new districts
they have to engage half armed
Forbids Communication
Washington, Aug. 25.—Admiral
Rcmey reports that the Russian
commander at Pekin has forbidden
any communic.uion between his
forces and the Chinese.
Herman Transports.
Liverpool Iteulmenl 8iiflrer« Severely-
Heavy Caaualtlea on the 23d.
London, Aug. 25.—Lord Roberts
has left Pretoria, and h.as fixed his
headquarters at Won ' :rfontein, the
second station west of Machadodorp,
where the bulk of the enemy's
army is supposed to be. Wiring
from there Aug. 24-, he says:
Buller reports the Boers laid a
trap for his cavalry August 23,
j opening with several guns at fairly
short range. The English guns
silenced the Boers but when the
firing ceased and the pickets were
being placed for the night, by some
mistake the Liverpool regiment
advanced fifteen hundred yards into
a hollow out of sight of the main
body, where they were surrounded
by Boers and suffered severely. The
Liverpools lost ten men killed and
Capt. Plomor and fifty-five wounded.
In addition they had thirty-two men
Gen. Buller's other casualties
Aug. 23, were twenty men killed,
wounded or missing."
Lord Roberts also adds that Gen.
Pole-Carew occupied Belfast, near
Machadodorp, Aug. 24, without opposition.
Gen. French with several brigades of cava lry is moving east o
Dewet Eacape* Again.
Krugersdorp, Aug. 25.—Commandant Delary appeared yesterday
before Bank station with a large
force and summoned the gar-ison
commanded by Lord Albermarle to
surrender. The garrison refused.
In the meantime Dewet took advantage of this ruse and crossed
the river towards the Orange River
Fifty Thousand Colliers Are Idle as
a Result.
France  ard England  May  Take
Turn At It.
Taku, Aug. 25.—Transports are
pouring into Taku. Three large
(ierman vessels have arrived and
are unloading. One regiment that
has disembarked is on its way to
Pekin and another is bound for Tien
Tsin. Three Russian vessels are in
the harbor.
Mil.  Ili:i,l. AI It*. Alt %IN.
i,om> ii Kit DianowM.
Left   S5000   Worth Hi   a Sleeplus Car
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 25.—The
report was made to the police last
night of a big diamond robbery on
a sleeping car of the Cleveland
Terminal and Valley railroad. Mrs.
McBride, wife of a prominent manufacturer, is the loser. She had
$5000 worth of diamonds in a bag,
which she left in the lavatory.
Heturued to the Front
Toronto, Aug. 27.—A Ixmdon
cable says Private H. Andrews of
the 5th regiment, Victoria, .injured
at Paardeberg last February, and
invalided to England, has recovered and has returned to Pretoria.
have    pe
properties     and      1
be understood to   reiki
one at   the   expense   o'
We arc perfectly we
the   Way   both properties   are now
coming on."
in    both
would    not
1  »n either
■ the  other.
measure*   Attain*!   Anarchist*
Vienna, Aug. 27. — It is asserted
that the French government expressed its readiness to interchange
opinions with the powers regarding
more stringent measures against
anarchists, believing that the present means of repression are inadequate.
Duel wuii Bason
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27.-—Donald Gray and Maurice Hutchinson,
colored, last night fought a duel
with razors, which lasted more than
half an hour. The fight was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators. Both were seriously cut, and
Gray will die. The trouble was
over a woman.
Hot lu the   Hunt
Montreal, Aug. 27. — Intensely
warm weather prevails throughout
Ontario and Quebec, The mercury
ranging from 80 to 90 degrees in
thc shade.
He la Takenlu Charge by the Spokaue
Kenneth Farrington Bellairs, formerly of Rossland, has again been
taken into custody on the charge of
insanity. The Spokesman-Review
"Kenneth Farrington Bellairs,
whose claim for $6,000,000 personal'damages is now before the city
council, was arrested last evening
on a charge of insanity preferred hy
Health Officer W. W. Potter. He
is confined at the county jail, pending examination on the charge.
"Since his release from the asylum he turnedjhis attention to industrial enterprises. He became interested in the industrial exposition
and, his attempts to interest Manager Hawley proving unavailing, he
has written letters threatening suicide. These letters have led to his
arrest, Mr. Hawley called the attention of the health officer to their
"Mr. Bellairs was taken in custody last night at Main avenue and
Division street. He was indignant
at the arrest. He asked the officer
lor time to write four letters, and
his request was granted. One of
the letters was addressed to President McKinley, another to the British ministry, and the others to
friends in London."
London, Aug. 25.—Forgetting
the Chinese cryptogram and the
unending war in South Africa and
the re-construction of that country,
the strike or a little one hundred
mile Welsh railroad stirs up more
serious interest than anything else
in England this week, because it is
closely related to the coal supply
and the manufacturing vitality of
ihe kingdom. The Taff Vale railroad carries the product of fifty
thousand miners into Cardiff. The
fifth day of the strike sees small
quantities of the best steam coal
commanding thity-five shillings. All
the Cardiff factories are shut down
and the merchant fleet are unable to
leave the harbor because they have
not been supplied with coal. M jst
of the mines are still piling up coal
at the pit mouths. All will probably
be idle in another week. The cause
ot dispute is that two thousand railway servants want a half penny an
hour more and are upheld in that
demand by the union' of railway
men of the United Kingdom with
^,250,000 in the treasury and a strike
strike income of ^3,000 a week.
Interwoven with the discussion
anent the coal scarcity, trouble is
brewing everywhere in the world.
The Great Eastern men have handed
in an ultimatum demanding increased wages and threatening to strike
if this is refused.
The arrival in the Thames on
Thursday evening of the British
steamer Queenswood with four
thousand tons of coal, and the
sailing of the British steamer Arm-
stor from Norfolk, Virginia, on
Wednesday with four thousand tons
destined for Bantry Bay for the
British navy, afford a text on which
hangs abundant speculation. English writers point to America's
exbaustless coal supply and to the
ultimate certainily that large imports will be made from
New Vork, Aug. 25.—"That the
French government is preparing for
war there can no longer be any
doubt." Th*> Pall Mall Gazette
makes this statement editorially. It
but puts in concrete lorm what
newspapers in all parts of England
have been saying in a more veiled
way for three days, says a cable dispatch. There is absolutely no reason for war between France and
England, save the hatred of every
class of each nation for the other.
What specially has scared the
English are the French experiments
with submarine guns, but many
other French doings are having
their effect.
Philadelphia Hub Wine.
Paris, Aug. 25.—The crew of the
Vesper club of Philadelphia won
their trial heat by 15 lengths, defeating a crew of the Nautical club
of France. It was an eight-oared
race and the distance was one mile
and 158 yards. The Vesper's time
was 5 minutes 15 2-5 seconds. The
final heat will be rowed   tomorrow.
A Canadian   Killed
Ottawa. Aug. 27.—Sir Alfred
Milner in a cable from Capetown
announced the death of Private
Arnold ofthe Strathcona Horse, a
native of Cookstown, Ont., from
wounds received at Standerton,
Aug. 11. Private Norris of the
same corps, reported missing at
Greylingstadt, July 5, was killed on
that date.
A in
Mr   Charlca  Tu|)|>er
Halafax, N. S., Aug. 27.—Sir
Charles and Lad] Topper arrived
here Saturday. Sir Charles is still
suffering from the sprain to his
knee which occurred at Amherst on
Friday night. He is obliged to use
a crutch. The injury, however, is
not considered serious.
fiarcin*, Webaier Nominal! ■ ■
Kentville, N. S., Aug. 27.--Conservatives of   Kings   county  have
nominated    Barclay   Webster,   ex-
M. P. P., to oppose Hon.   Dr.   Bor-
' den at the coming elections.
Liberal Candidate*.
Brampton, Ont., Aug. 35. Peel
county liberals have chosen Joseph
W'eatherstone as their candidate at
forthcoming general elections. The
North Ontario liberals have chosen
Duncan Graham as their candidate.
It.  Holme*   Nominal, ,1.
Durgannon, Aug. 25.—West
Huron Liberals have nominated R.
Holmes, sitting member, who succeeded late Cameron, appointed
lieutenant governor   ot  X.   \V.  T.,
' as a candidate at  the  next general
1 elections.
Reception   lo Voluntccra
Quebec, Aug- 25.—A reception
was tendered the returning Canadian invalids who reached here last
evening by "Lake Ontario.''
will Oppose   Mm.
Three Riven Aug, -\v - Sir
Adolph Canon, member  for Three
Rivers and St.  Maurice counties,  is
threatened with opposition Irom his
I own camp, local Conservatives hav-
1 ing intimated thai they intend bringing out a candidal.• in  spit-*   of tbe
fact that   Sir    Adolph    had   already
announced bis intention of running
' again.
What      the     Victor    Hail
About It.
New Vork, Aug. 25.—"The fight
between Fitzsimmons and Sharkey
last night," said Charley White,
who retereed the bout, "though
short, was the best mill I ever saw
and the best man won. Both men
displayed great gameness. The
blow that knocked Fitz down was
too high to be effective. When the
ei.d came Sharkey stood the rain of
blows like the stoic he is. When
nearly gone Fitzsimmons got his
famous left hook to the jaw that
won the fight. Fitzsimmons is
right in line for a return match for
the championship."
Fitzsimmons said: "I knew all
along that I would win, but really
I did not think that I would do it so
quickly. 1 expected that Sharkey
would last about five rounds. I
was in the best condition of my
life. Sharkey can hit harder than
Ruhlin and is a game fellow."
Car   Jump* the Track
Charlottetown,   P.   E.   I.,
27.—The west bound train on tbe
P. E. I. railway, Saturday evening
jumped tbf track at Bluebank.
Engineer Pound received severe injuries besides being badly scalded.
Passengers got shaken up and the
engine and cars were badly wrecked.
Scalded    Him
St. Thomas, Ont., Aug. 27.—
Glen Tyler, a Michigan Central railway engineer, is in a precarious
condition, suffering from a severe
scalding administered to him by
Mrs. Halbert, who alleges Tyler
was an intruder. While in an outhouse Mrs Halbert threw a pail of
boiling water on Tyler, terribly
scalding his head, face and arms,
legs and body. Mrs. Mrs. ^Halbert has been arrested.
Will He Hroiiiilii Home,
San   Francisco,   Aug.     25.
^^^^^^^^^ The
large base hospital that was projected by the government at Nagasaki, Japan, has been abandoned
and the wounded brought from
China will be brought directly here
and treated in the general hospital
at the Presidio.
Surrounded    the    Home     ol   .fire   Br
Wright   at Glllinu III
Gilman, III., Aug. 27.-—Michael
Ryan, who accompanied constable
I John Milstead, to serve a writ for
malpractice on Mis. Dr. S. N.
Wright, was fatally shot by an unknown inmate of the Woman's
Lying-in hospital. The victim of
the alleged malpractice was a 16-
year-old girl, who died and was
buried secretly. The lown in in a
lever of excitement. A mob surround, d the house of Mrs. Wrighl
with threats to lire it, The inmates
have not vet been attested.
flary   Audereou    Tliouitln   It
Too  Hoick.
a   Little
Mary Anderson (Mrs. Antonio
Navarre) admits that she is not as
young as when playgoers knew her,
but she confessed to having received a shock at a   ba/aai   held   in
Broadway, Worcestershire, the
other day, when the rector of a religious community told hei she was
a mother to them. She made n
little speech In which she remarked:
"I am somewhat overwhelmed by
the clerical compliment
■ut   b
have said  "sister.
DEATH    AT   Till)  STAKE
American     111   Tangier!    .flubbed
mill     Kuril, .1
Tangiers Aug. 2-- A Luted
States warship has arrived here 10
snpport the claim arising out of the
murder hist June of Marcus ILssa-
gin, a naturalized American citizen,
who was manager for the French
firm of Brunswick & Co. Essagin
while riding on horseback through
a narrow street in Tangier, jolted
against the mule of a Morrocan
and a dispute ensued, the crowd
siiliug with the priest. In self defence Lssagio drew his revolver and
fired; woundingnnative, This was
the signal for a general attack on
the American, who received dozens
of knife wounds, oul whose body
was burned, according to some accounts, belore life was extinct.
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■SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
{the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
.subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
«b legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, strictly in advance; |2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
rlt is expected the legislature will
prorogue this afternoon, aft r a most
business-like session.
What has become of the Incorporation movement ? It must have got
sandbagged and laid away in some
obscure corner for repairs.
Slocan requires a bank.   There is
.a surplus ot assets over liabilities and
.the citizens want a place to stow
away their spare collateral.
The C.P.R. has a peck of trouble
, on its hands these days with its employees, and it looks very much like
a general tie-up of the entire system.
Labor troubles keep pace with the
growth of combines and trusts.
Assurances have been given by
„the government that the mining commission will in no way touch the
•eight hour law, but confine its investigations to the operation of thc
general mineral and placer acts and
.the water clauses enactments.
Petitions signed by thousands of
men in every walk of life—business,
financial, mining and laboring—have
been sent in to the government op-
.posing the appointment of acommis-
.sion to enquire into the mining laws
.The country wants peace and tranquility, so that the mining industry
may have a chance to live and prosper. 	
One or two actions of the legislature this week are good and deserve
to succeed, inasmuch as they are in
the interests of all the people. Thc
first was a strong memorial to the
Dominion government, urging them
to pass the Natal act without delay,
ao as to exclude tho Chinese. Another, was a resolution asking thc
(Ittawa folk to establish a national
The boys at the legislature having
iielped the Dunsmuir ministry through
.the uncertainties of the session, the
premier has shown his appreciation
thereof by taking them all on a two-
day excursion and picnic through his
coal mines It would be money well
spent to have some of the legislative
farmers from the coast constituencies
•uxcurt through the metalliferous
mines of Kootenay.
The legislative committee has
found that the justices of the ponce at
Stevcston were justified iu callinir out
the militia to protect the canneries
during the recent fishery dispute.
Also, thnt it was not tho Canucks
who made thc trouble, but the bad
American agitator. The term "foreign agitator" has been made to do
service in many a tight corner during
the pant two years
The annual report of tho geological
8urveyoftho Dominion for 1899 hai
just been issued,    It shows the grand
' total mineral production of Canada
-last year amounted to $88,661,010,
while tho production for the previous
year was $26,661,480.   The value of
metallic minerals was $21,705,864,
and   non-metallic   116,666,156,   thc
bain nee of $300,000 being the estimated valuo of the products unspecified and unreported.
Clarence J. McCuaig, Canada's big
company promoter, in a recent interview iu  Rossland, ventured the following eloquent  testimony   to  the
operations  of the  eight hour law:
-,We are very well satisfied with thc
present outlook of the Payne mine
and I think all our shareholders are
content with the prospect.   As you
know, the payment of dividends 'has
been rosumed.   We now have u very
good class of miners and, while wc
pay good  wages, we are doing far
more and much better work than formerly, with  tbe result that our ex-
jM'.nses   arc  considerably    reduced,
while the output, has Increased?1   It
would be a great pity to break in on
this satisfactory state of affairs by a
'meddlesome  and  agitating mining i
Passenger traffic on lake and rail
continues heavy.
County Court will be held at Kaslo
on September 2G.
A number of big mining deals are
under way here.
The wharf has been greatly improved and strengthened.
Martin Maurer has returned from
the Siniilkameen country.
Born.—In Silverton, on Aug. 23,
Mrs. H. Hyland, of a son.
W. Koch has brought in more of
his freighting outfit and stock.
Dan McLeod left for Nelson on
Monday, to be gone some time.
Worden Bros, hold the agency here
for thc Gait Coal Co., Lethbridge.
The begging: fraternity were once
more in evidence during the week.
W. Koch is making headway with
the flume for the Arlington sawmill.
Tuesday night's incorporation
meeting again failed to materialize.
Born.—In New Denver, on August
29, Mi's. P. A. Munro, of a daughter.
J. M. McGregor returned from tho
Lardeau country Wednesday evening.
Toronto departmental stores are
deluging the district with fall catalogues.
Business men anticipate the best
winter the camp has yet seen and experienced.
The Canadian Pacific will continue
the Imperial Limited service to October 15th.
One drunk and incapable was towed to the Bastile Wednesday by the
local dray.'
September 11th is the date set for
holding the Miners' Union concert
and dance.
Tomorrow tho shooting season
opens and the slaughter of the innocents begins.
The rebate on exported timber has
been discontinued by the provincial
There is no necessity of any man
suffering from want of work at the
present time.
Clarence McCuaig is in Montreal,
having been called home by an urgent message.
New Denver is agitating for the
immediate building of the Silver
mountain road.
"Dad" Allen returned from tho
Boundary country yesterday, looking
hale and hearty.
T. McNeish & Co. are now carrying the heaviest stock of goods since
their store opened.
September 3rd has been officially
proclaimed a holiday for the celebration of Labor Day.
The machinery for the Arlington
sawmill has been going up the creek
each day this week.
There is more business being done
in the town at present than any other
camp in the district.
A desperate attempt at housebreaking, on the outskirts of the town, was
made the other night.
Upwards of CO animals aro engaged In the freighting and packing
business in this town.
Get John Craig's bread at D. Arnot's
nd Shatford _ Co.'s.    Best in the
market and always fresh.
The town was full of strangers on
Friday night, who had to lay over
here owing to the smashup on the
Kobson road.
Some sneak thief marauded Ed.
Haley's cabin the Other day and stole
all thc Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes
in tho place.
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing fl good income. Terms easy.
Apply nt Tin: DRILL,
Wood dealers state it is going to
bo a hard task to get a supply of the
article for tho winter demand, owing
to labor being so scarce.
The town looks pretty lively in the
mornings by reason of the many
four-borse teams and pack animals
loading up for the hills.
,T. M. Williams, mgr. of thc Chapleau, who met with such a serious
accident last week, was removed to
his home in Nelson on Tuesday.
John Keen has been appointed to
hold court to determine the objection
of the Le Roi people nt Rossland to
their last assessment by tho government.
The Clara Ilnnmer Co. did not
shine in tho Music Hall, on Monday
night. Tlu-y struck a financial snag
in one of the other towns and went to
A. York & Co. have had a very
neat cabinet sot up outside the ment
market, wherein arc displayed samples of ores from the principal mines
in the camp.
Tony Long will have tho Springer
wagon road completed in another two
weeks. He is making a splendid job
of it, the stillest grade so far being
but nix por cent.
Ernest Mansfield and C. Plowman
returned from England on l-'ridav.
and went direct to Camp Mansfield
via Kaslo. Thoy report the British
money market tight and uncertain,
Mux Heckmann brought into town
Wednesday a dug salmon, which ho
had shot with a rifle in Goat creek.
It measured 8 feetSJ inches long and
8J inches across and weighed 28h
pounds. This is the first fish of the
kind seen in these waters.
The W.C.T.U. At Home, in the
Music Hall last night, was a pleasing
and enjoyable affair. There was a
good crowd in attendance and the
affair was presided over by J. C.
Shook. A short musical programme
was given and refreshments served.
McCuitlg is Hopeful.
Clarence J. McCuaig, who spent
several days in this camp recently,
said in Rossland last week: "Now
that the labor question has been definitely settled, I look for a new era
of prosperity for mining in British
Columbia generally, particularly in
the Slocan. Mark my word for it,
you will see a great advance in that
section this fall."
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
Aug 18—Brooklyn, Ten Mile, by II
22—Unhand, same 0 Heiuze.
Newton fr, same, T Avison.
Brunswick, Springer creek. J McKinnon, M A Gillie and J P Driscoll.
Ioua, same, same.
Snowflake, 0th s f Lemon, B Griffith.
23—Hibernian, Lemon creek, H Kich-
24—Sarfield, Twelve Mile, J Williams.
Paria, same, same.
Camden fr, 2nd n f Lemon, J A Foley.
Brooklin, Ten Mile, H Cameron.
King, Springer creek, I) C Gilchrist.
25—Lucky M, Lemon creek, M Rut-
Aug 20—Rob Roy, Homestake.
21—Canadian Mutual, White Beauty,
Black Beauty, Graphic, Shamrock fr.
22—Maggie, New Denver fr.
25-Golden Hill.
Aug 24—Speculator, Mineral Mountain, Kda fr, Empire and Westside, all
interests, R I Kirkwood, T Kilpatrick.
C E Smitheringale and A Tunks to J
Frank C. Horn, bond for one year, for
The Murcutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting In the
Methodlitchnrch, All meetings open
to those wishing t. join.
Mas. W. .1. AsoBBwa, Mr-.. T. B. Hail
President. Cor. Secretary.
B. A. SC
J. I _ ,
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
B. C.
Gwiilim 6c Johnson.
B. C
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders left at the Office:
Stephftnlte Fraction Mlm-rul Clnlm.
Situate in the Slocan City Minim; Division of West Kootenay District
Where located :—Between the Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on the noith fork of Springer
TAKF. NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. F. DuBois,
free miner's certificate No. B26801, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
ol obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
U.ited this 18th day of July. A.D. 1900.
Arlington Nn. 1 Fraction Mln«r»l Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located :-—Between the Arlington No. 2 and Burlington No. 2
mineral Claims, on the north lork of
Springer creek.
TAKF. NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Fiu-
well, acting as agent for J.Frank Collom,
freo miner's certificate No. B14874, intend, sixty diiys from thediite hereof, to
apply to tiio Mining Recorder for a certi-
ticatti of Improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown < irant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section .'17, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this lKtli day of July, A.D. HM).
per annum.
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles   Furnished.
Slocan,       - B. C.
H. J.
Large stock of new Coal
and WoodStoves.Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay have just been received. Call and see
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      •      -      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.	
Leave Your Order With ~7~
A. David,
For a Nice Fall Snlt. Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      We use ouly Al.
Trimmings and thc Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofflce.
T. McNeish & Co. . .
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make a specialty of handling only the best goods the market
provides. Their Gents' Furnishings, Clothimr, Boots & Shoes
arc new and moderate In price. Their store is always noted
for the freshness and quality of the Groceries mid Provisions.
Special attention given to mine orders.
Slocan, B. C
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Opaefl a Large H of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street,
Slocan,   B. C
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail   Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Canadian Pacific Railway
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced on
June 10th. The "Imperial Limited" takes
you across the Continent in four days without change. It is a
solid vestibuled train,
luxuriously equipped
with every possible essential for the comfort
and convenience of
Passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
T.I'. A., A. G.P. A„
Nolion. Vancouver. I
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Commercial, Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Mi-ling, Railway,
or any other description,
At Reasonable  Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Do You
Want a Home 1
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of tho fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting, Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, School
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed and Proven Mineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale i*
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.


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