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The Slocan Drill 1900-07-20

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YQL. .1,, No. 10.
SLOGAN,   I!.   0.,   JULY   20,    1900.
*2.00 PER ANNUM.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      .      -      B,   C.
Dealer In Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      We nno ojly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First ClasB.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Just Received
A nice line of Men's Shirts, in Neglige and Silk
Fronts, with Ties to match. Just the thing for
the Celebration.
Teas and Coffees are
the market affords.
Look for the Big Sign Across the Street.
Teas and Coffees are the best and freshest
the market affords.
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Falrvlcw, and Camp McKlnney, R. C.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
ffilH.ui Penal ■anennt 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.
The lilrl* Wore Thorn nntl so Were Their
n<-ii ni. iors  i.iii*»i Team u iiudiy
Ueutun—Lnrgo <'■<>"•* il of SiM*.'l'it.»r>i In
They came, tliey saw and were
seen, they conquered. This briefly
sizos up the situation in the sporting
world hero Saturday, when u vision
ol female loveliness In rod, known as
tho Boston Bloomer* Baseball Team,
appeared on the scene. They arrived
In the early morn in their own special
car on thc C.P.R, transfer barge from
lloscbcry, and at once created big
excitement. And, as tho girls were
to stay hero lill the evening train,
their wide a wake manager determined to turn this excitement to profit.
By skilful engineering ho succeeded
in getting tho youths of thc town to
gather up a team and have a match
game in tbo afternoon, on condition,
of course, that so nianv ducats wen
At three o'clock the ducats came
forth and a hurried call was made to
the girls, who were mostly out boating, to appear at the recreation
grounds. It was not long ere the aggregation arrived, and how tho l>o-
soms ot the sterner sex did palpitate.
But, alas! thcro were no bloomers in
sight, At a signal, however, u lew
simple twists of the wrists were given
and, amid tho conscious blushes of
the male section of the spectators—
tho female portion was not so rudely
curious—the skirts vamoosed. And,
presto, thc bloomers appeared and a
furious red they were, almost rivaling the faces ol their opponents.
J. Miller was chosen umpire and
without further delay thc lun began.
Two of the blooming Bloomers did
not bloom m bloomers, being content
with male feathers, and it was quite
evident that the pitcher and Hist
baseman, despite their bloomers and
wigs, were blooming men, too, don-
clier know. But they could all play
ball, something the local fellows did
not profess to do, for their training
had been of the feet with the pigskin.
The ladies waived the right to bat
first, preferring to size up their opposition. Seven Innings in all went
played and thc home players very
gallantly permitted the ladles of the
20th century garb to win by a score
of 17 runs to tl. The pitching of Maud
was of the left-hand variety, to the
wiles of which the Slooanltea proved
most susceptible, fanning out with
frequency. But,of course, the charming smiles ofthe girls had something
to do with it. The feature of the
game was Maud's home run in thc
sixth innings and Freddie Bother-
mel's determined chase :uid successful capture of a bloomer in the fourth
innings, lie chased her—or was it a
he--up to first base from second and
then back again, but lie managed to
puj her out, amid the joy of all.
There was a great deal of fun In tin-
game and it was much enjoyed. The
Bloomers departed for Nelson on the
evening train.
Following is the personnel of the
respective teams:
Maud pitcher Iloyle
Nettie 1st base Howboii
Lucy 8 etop Hamilton
Ulnrence 2nd base        Rothermcl
Milly right field Nlchol
Gypsy .ird base MoRay
Florence left field Atkinson
Gertie centre field       McDonald
Sheppard catcher       Montgomery
The score by innings was:
12 3 4 5 67
Bloomers 2 5 3 2 1 4 x -17
Slocan 1 0_2 0 2 li 0 -8
Slocnn Tenni HetM tin* Money.
A meeting was held in thc Arlington Hotel on Friday afternoon to decide what to do with the citizen-*'
purse of $200 subscribed for thc football tournament on the 12th. Many
suggestions were offered, one advanced by Neil Gething being that
the nioncv be divided among tho
three outside teams iu equal proportions to pay their expenses. The
finale, however, was that Silverton
and Nelson teams be given a chance
to play against tiro home team for the
money on the 10th. Wires were accordingly sent to these clubs, inviting
them to appear. Nelson in reply said
no, while Silverton could not get their
team together. The money was
handed over to the Slocan Football
Cut tho Oro i'i,uir Again.
Last week thc crosscut being run
through the wash on the V & M
group, Twelve Mile, cut. the lead and I
ore chute, showing 18 inches of high
grade mineral. The vein has now
been shown up for a distance of 1400
feet, being opened in a dozen or more
places. It is one of the longest and
richest chutes exposed in the camp
mid its development will have an
important bearing on the dry ore belt
at this end of tho lake. The head officials of the company will bo in next
week and then practical development
looking towards regular shipments
will follow.
V and l <iiu>ri\
proof That Thin Klch Ten Mile Property
la All lMg-lit.
JoeSaultcr and his partner have
returned from doing prospecting nnd
assessment work on the U and 1
group, Ten Mile,nnd have forwarded
a report to thc principal owners, Pete
Larson and C. 1). Band, of Spokane.
Th. re bus been an impression abroad
for the past two years that the property was more or less of a blank, but
Siiulter says on the contrary it is one
of the big'things of the camp
Tho vein is a porphyry dyke, 1C
feet in width, between walls of granite. Running through the porphyry
arc numberless stringers of ore, with
tho remainder freely sprinkled with
mineral. The former owners drove
in 110 feet on ono of these seams,
which gradually pinched down,
though they had 14 inches of oro at
one time. This drift has a vertical
depth fit* only oil foet on tho vein.
Baulter and his partner ran in a
number of open cuts and sank two
shafts, in the ('not of one of which five
feet of high grade dry ore is showing
at a deptli of 16 feet. No, 2 shaft
shows 18 inches of ore. The vein has
been traced for over 1000 feet, ore
being exposed in many places,
A sack of samples has been forwarded thc owners, who may be expected in to work thc property. The
C.P.B. survey, recently made, goes
over thc ground, giving every advantage for handling supplies, no
matter whether it be by railway or
wagon road. There is still a great
deal of snow in thc vicinity of the U
and I, three inches having' fallen on
July 1	
Lemon Creek Itoutl.
Construction on the Lemon crock
wagon road was to have commenced
Tuesday, under the engineering supervision of C. Halifax Hall, of Nelson. The road is to be about 12 milc6
in length, commencing at Lemon
siding and continuing to the mill site
at the Chapleau mine,on the 1st north
fork. There arc no great difficulties
to overcome, though the grade may
be heavy when thc main creek is left
behind/ The government is bearing
half the expense and Messrs. Dickinson and Williams the remainder. It
is estimated the road will cost $1,0'X)
per mile. Every effort will be made
to get the road through as soon as
possible and a large lorcc of men will
be employed. No contract will be
let, the. work being done by day labor only.
Two i'rl.'inli llonil.
On Saturday the three-quarter interest in thc Two Friends owned in
town was bonded to P. McVicars,
who has been hero for some time.
Monday Mr. McVicars took up supplies and six men to the property to
commence development anil will endeavor to ship ore as soon as possible.
The main parlies to the bond and the
price aud terms are keptqulet for the.
present, but the figure is largely in
excess of the recently expired option.
The option was up on July I, so Mr.
McVicars lost no time in getting hold
of what he considers to be a rich pro
Should bi* Attended To.
There is more traffic over the trail
crossing the summit to Ten Mile this
year than ever before, nnd the government should give some assistance
towards repairing it. Two men could
make the necessary repairs in a few
days. There arc ii number of fallen
trees to be cut out and a limited
amount of corduroy to be laid above
the Arlington. On the Ten Mile side
there is but little to do, but it should
be done at the trail Is of great
ervico to this town.
a Coming Ulna,
Another coming mine for this division is the Col. Sellars group, on
south fork of Ten Mile, upon which
Jim Baker and Neil McMillan have
just concluded assessment. The lead
is two feet wide, with galena mixed
with talc through its entire width.
Severn' openings were made on thc
vein and a tunnel driven 85 feet,each
foot of which gave an Improvement
in the ledge matter. Baker intends
going back on the. property and continue development
Promising Gold Property,
S. J. Curry left for his home in In-
nlsfail, Alberta, on Saturday. He
and Messrs.  Karr,   Wilson and Tay
lor, of Sandon, own tho Maple Leal
group on Lemon creek, upon which
work has lately been done. Fifty
foet of a crosscut was run into tap
the lead, cx|iosing n big body of fiold
bearing quartz. Specimen assays
from this run high, but the average
is In tho neighborhood of $20. More
work is to bo done on tho property
later on. . -
M y eyeB in slumber tightly close,
Most welcome is tho nil bt'a repose;
No troubled thoughts mysleep condemn
And yet I hear tbo hum of      \M—-
0 ft have my gluey eyelids blinked
As (lint dread Bound grows more distinct,
And bills are now presented", though
'Tis really but a grudge I      O—
8 till, as I try to calm my mind
And to my fato grow more resigned,
While scratching at the itchiness
1 grow OH crooked as nn       S—
Q uiet tbe eventide may bring,
Ah poets aro inclined to sing,
But not to sufhrirrg mortals, who
Thus lie and yank their beds as     Q—
U nvlilted by pleasant dreams
I lie nnd think; but, as it seems,
On nothing can I think eo Iruo
As what 1 now propent to       U—
1 magine, reader, if you can,
The actions of a frantic man ;
And yet you may not need to try,
For you may know as well as       I—-
T hen, taking it for granted so,
I need not anv further go,
But hope you in theeo vorses see
Tlie scene depicted to a       T—
0 n bed of down a king may stretch
His   wearied   limbs;    poor,   luckless
If scitters sing their tale of woe,
lie can but scratch and mutter      O—
B nsconced beneath his counterpane,
Still troubled is that monarch's reign,
For, tbo' from skilled assasRin free,
Some other pests are worse than   'E—
S carce aro my themes, O baleful Muso,
And scarce I can my talent use,
For twisted thus in sore distress,
Tire human frame becomes an       8—
Then, sinful men, put up a prayer,
And I will help to rhyme it;
If guilt should warrant change of air
And in a hotter climate,
Tlio' of a warm reception suie,
(Here all may lend their dittoes)
Whatever pangs we there endure
May tbero be no mosquitoes.
—B, T. Anderson.
Lemon Creek, B.C.
The Payne shipped 150 tons of ore
last week via thc C.P.R,
Forty tons of ore was shipped last
week by the Slocan Star and 102 by
the Last Chance.
Concentrates continue to go out
freelv from the Whitewater, 101 tons
being exported last week.
During June the Payne shipped
I0f>0 tons of ore. A dividend of three
cents a share was declared.
Two carloads of ore was sent out
bv the llewctt last week and two care
of concentrates by the Wakefield.
Development has commenced on
the Condor group, Four Mile,in which
the Northwest Mining Syndicate are
W. W. Warner has tuken a lease
and bond on thc Mountain Con group,
near Cody. lie expects to ship ore
in two months.
The ledge recently struck on the
Mascot has been cut lower down thc
hill and a great quantity of clean ore
taken out. The Ruth people arc actively exploiting the property.
Incorporation Meeting.
Wednesday night a large and influential meeting of citizens was held
in thc Oddfellows' hall to consider
thc advisability of incorporating the
town.    Messrs. Orr and Arnut were
appointed chairman  and secretary
respectively.   Many speeches were
made, the general opinion being in
favor of tho scheme.   To obtain incorporation it would be necessary to
£et thc consent of the townsite com*
1 pany.   It was stated at the meeting
| that the unsold portion of the town*
' site was under option to certain capi-
' talists and to a large extent the issuo
! lay In their hands.   However, as a
' preliminary stop towards the desired
(goal, a resolution was adopted authorizing the circulation   of  a  list
among property owners for signature
favoring incorporation.  A committee,
of five was also elected to procure all
the data possible on thc subject from
the mayors of neighboring cities and
the attorney general, tho committee
to call another meeting and make
their report when the   information
We l.ciul tlie Entire Luke Country—A
Healthy Evidence or the Life ami
WuiiltU of the Cniup— Knterprlte the
UlKltext Shipper.
Shipments this week arc a little
more satisfactory, though far below
what they might easily be. They
amounted to 43 tons, of which 40 tons
came from the Enterprise. Tho three
tons -were from the Hampton, on
Springer creek, which is nn Inltlrtl
effort, made *in the nature of a test.
The ore is vevy high grade, a check
sample of the shipment having assayed 770 ez. in silver. It cornea
from a chute exposed on the surface
for 70 feet, with a width of from four
to 26 inches. As a new shipper, tho
Hampton gives another proof of tho
resources of the. cam p.
Following is a list of the.shipments
this year-to date:
Kilo   ..           «,
'''.'     3
and mining:
The Enterprise
ing its force.
is steadily
Thc Molly Gibson is shipping two
carloads of ore each week,
A large a mount of supplies is being
packed from town to the Smuggler..
There is to be considerable work
done on the Bachelor.onTwelvo Mile
Silver was over GI cents last week
and it gives signs of stiffening in
Sam Long and Billy Lee are*ficvel-
oping their claims on the south fork
of Kaslo.
Crown grants are being applied for
on the Stephenite and Arlington No.
1 fractions.
An influential meeting of the Mine
Owners' Association was held at Nelson on Friday evening.
The breast of the drift on the Speculator is full of ore, through which
native silver is sprinkled.
Largo quantities of ore from -the
upper camp arc passing through the
town to thc Trail smelter.
Win. E. Boie, manager at Camp
Mansfield, came in by Saturday's
train from Nelson. Everything at
tlie camp is progressing nicely.
Frank Purviancc and George Stall
have completed their contract on the
Golden Wedge. Thc ledge widened
out to two feet and the galena increased.
Mine operators complain of a shortage of men, both as miners and for
outside work. There is plenty of employment lor men on thc new Lemon
creek road.
Angus McGillivray, who was in
town Tuesday, stated the Necpawa,
on Ten Mile, had plenty of ore in
sight. Some specimens show native
and wire silver.
Danny McPherson and .partners
have struck the lead on the Young
Bear. It is 1-1 feet in width, with a
paystreak of eight inches of good ore.
on the surface. A shaft is being sunk
on thc vein.
li. P. Rithet a- d son, of Victoria,
have been here this week. Mr.Rithet
is the monied power in lhe Ailington
Mines and he has been making a
close examination ofthe development
and resources of that great property.
Small sacks of ore from the Queen
Citv group, Trout creek, have been
forwarded to the Selby   Smelting
! Works, San Francisco, and thc Swansea smelter, Wales, for analysis and
I treatment.   The ore carries a high
j percentage of zinc
J. Dempscy and his partners, of
; Sandon, came in Monday from work-
i ing on a group of live claims they
jowh opposite the Kilo, on tlie 1st
! north fork of Lemon. Their drift is
| in S3 feet, with a good showing ot
galena in thc breast.
Tom Collins, one ot the landmarks
of Nelson, came iu on Tuesday to do
work on the Mattawa, on Ten Mile,
close to the Dalhousie. It is owned
bv himself, C. Dake. of Nelson, and
W. IL Brandon. The Mattawa has
a well-defined lead, showing galena.
Plans of the new 10 stamp mill at
tho Chapleau have been received
from Eraser & Chalmers, Chicago,
Tbe framework of tho mill is to be
commenced at once and th manage
ment of the, mine is looking for a
competent millwright to superintend
the job.
Invalided Canadian Soldiers Arrive at
By Aieocitted PreM.
Quebec, July 14.—The steamer
Parisian with the invalided Canadians on board arrived here this
morning and the men were accorded
a warm welcome by the cittzens of
Quebec. The men are loud in
praise of the treatment accorded
them by the British authorities
from South Africa to England, and
England to Quebec. They state
that their reception in England
could not have been more hearty
than if it had been Lord Roberts.
As to the hospital accommodation
in South Africa, they agree that it
was far from being satisfactory and
thought much suffering and probable loss of life had been entailed in
consequence, but they added that,
in a great measure, this could not
be helped, as the resources of the
service were overtaxed owing to the
excessive number of sick and
wounded. Many and many a time
they were hungry, but they never
complained, because they wanted to
uphold the honor of Canada.
They were ready to go to China,
if their services were required, but
as to South Africa, some of the
members did not consider that
country could be compared to some
of Canada's back yards.
Private Bath, of Halifax, who
suffered a sunstroke, is id an unfortunate condition. While physically strong, his mind is unbalanced. He is suffering from the hallucination that he is going to fight
the Boers again and that Quebec is
Cape Town.
The men have been taken to the
citadel, where they will recuperate
before starting for home.
mother's arm and lodged in the
father's stomach. The father and
mother are coming to the hospital
for treatment.
At the annual meeting of the
board of trade, the northern trade
was discussed and it was suggested
that a conference be held at Nanaimo to deal with that matter. Hon.
Sir H. Joly spoke.
Will Knilgrate to I iim-il suite*
Capetown, July 16.—When war
in South Africa is over, ten
thousand Boers, chiefly naturalized
citizens of the Transvaal, will emigrate to the United States. Irish
Americans are arranging the preliminaries for this movement. The
latest Machadorp advices state that
President Kruger will refuse to
surrender until his supplies are exhausted.
Attack on the Native City Repulsed
With Heavy Loss.
It appears probable that Canada's participation in the South African war will prove the first step
in the permanent enrollment ot Canadian soldiers in the imperial army
The soldiers who have returned
home are already expressing their
willingness to go to China, sailors
on the coast are deserting to enter
the naval service and altogether the
war spirit is abroad. The colony
of Victoria has set the example by
offering to send a warship with a
contingent of marines to China and
lhe offer has been accepted by the
imperial government. The Toronto
Globe suggests that the government
should be prepared to take similar
action by obtaining power from parliament belore adjournment.
Canada has a far more direct selfish interest in the affairs of China
than she had in the South African
war, and British Columbia has
more interest in these affairs than
any other part of Canada. A maritime province must look to the sea
as its great highway and to theland
beyond the sea as its market. Its
I ront door opens on the sea, its
back door to the interior. China
lies opposite to out front door and
to the development of its vast resources, and to the trade which will
follow such development, we must
look for the growth of our coast
cities. Now that China has thrown
down the gauntlet to all the Hiiro*
pean powers by murdering their
ambassadors and all of their subjects within her borders, there will
be no truce until tbe crime is punished and tbe rights of foreigners in
China are thoroughly secured.
When that has been done, the de
velopment of China will go forward
with redoubled speed and British
Columbia will reap a rich share of
the profits.
Their Koree* are !"n«*ed Near Pretoria
and Dratv Clover
New .Vork, July 16—A Herald
dispatch from Pretoria, dated July
14, says the Boers continue massing
from 10 to 20 miles outside the
Magallesburg range, near Pretoria.
Their laagers now extend from thc
Delagoa Bay railway across the
Warsburg line westward. The enemy's total strength is probably
about 10,000 men with many guns
The inaction of the British has given
the enemy confidence. The Boers
raiders creep closer and do much
W. T. R. Preston, in a letter to
the London Times, protested
against proposed imper'-al aid to
South African emigration as an injustice to the other colonies and
suggested as an alternative a conference of imperial and colonial
representatives to work out a
scheme of state-aided colonization
for all.
Tientsin, July 13, via Chefoo 15,
and Shanghai July l6.—At 2 o'clock
this afternoon seven thousand of
the allied troops were attempting to
storm the walls of the city. The
attack began at daylight. It's success is doubtful. The Chinese on
tbe walls are estimated conservatively at 20,000. They are pouring
a terrific hail of artillery, rifle
and machine guns upon the attackers. American, Japanese, British
and French troops are attacking
from the east and Russians from
the east. The Americans suffered terribly.
As the Associated Press representative left the field the chief surgeon
of the nineth infantry said it was a
conservative estimate that 25 per
cent of the Americans had been hit.
Colonel Emerson H. Liscum is reported to have been mortally wounded while walking in front his
troops. Officers declared that it
was hotter than Santiago. When
tbe correspondent left, the Americans were lying in the plain between
the wall and tbe river, under an enfilading  and   direct   fire.    It   was
official report has come to the attention pf the Chinese officials here,
to the effect that 3000 Chinese officials at Pekin petitioned Prince
Titan to protect the foreigners,
■/hereupon Prince Tuan ordered all
those who united in the petition lo
be killed.
OTore Troon* from I'ultt-d Stale*
Chicago, July 16.—The battal-
lion of the Fifth United States infantry, stationed at Fort Sheridan,
has received orders to go to China.
Within two weeks the other two
batallions of the regiment are expected from Cuba. A week's rest
will be allowed them, and then the
entire regiment will start for China.
They Carry Off Many Prizes in the
Sports at Paris.
The Baltimore American sarcastically says: "If any other nation
has any sort of a grievance against
anybody, now is the time to make
known the fact. A war or two
mote doesn't matter." So soon
after the great peace conference at
the Hague, too. But really it
seems as if Hie world has been
crazy to fight ever since it solemnly
declared that itd*dn'l want to.—Salt
Lake Tribune.
Ontario farmers want a free postal delivery in the rural districts.
There are a good many places in
British Columbia that would be
glad to have mail even once a week,
without the free delivery. To these
Mr. Mulock should give his attention belore he   relieves   the Ontario
equally difficult for them to advance j farmers of ,he  necessity of sending
or retire. The correspondent counted 300 men wounded, of all nationalities.
Eventful Voyage of U. S. Revenue
Cutter McCulloch.
Bor with •■mi KMUftlaterand Wound*
Both Parent*
Victoria, July 14.—A sad tragedy
occurred at Goldstream last night.
The eleven-year-old son of R. Mc-
Clure, keeper of the waterwoiks
ut Goldstream, was handling a loaded rifle. It discharged, the bullet
passing through his eight-year-old
•later,   killing   her,   through    the
Port Townsend. Wash., July 14.
—The United States cutter McCulloch has arrived from Dutch Harbor with a lieutenant in chaage and
an insane captain under guard, and
towing a disabled steamer.
The first day after sailing, Capt.
Healy came on deck and, alter giving some orders relative to handling
the ship, made an attempt to leap
overboard into the sea. He was
seized by several of the crew and
taken to his cabin, where a guard
was placed over him.
During the night he secured a
medicine bottle unobserved by tbe
guard and, breaking it, used apiece
of the glass in severing a blood vessel in his left arm. Before much
blood had been lost, the guard discovered what had been done and
Lieut. Thompson dressed the
Upon arriving here, Capt. Healy
was taken to the marine hospital
and put in a strait jacket, where he
will be retained until the department
can be communicated with.
The McCulloch picked up the
steamer Nome City 22^ miles west
of Flatteiy and towed her to this
port. She had lost three blades
from her propellor. 'fhe Nome
City had 20 passengers.
French absinthe manufacturers
propose to establish factories on this
continent and push the sale of their
product. It is one of tbe most pernicious beverages ever invented,
destructive to the brain and nerves,
and should only be sold by druggists
and be marked "poison" in big red
The dark side of the picture of
gold-hunting on the Yukon was
shown by tbe arrival at Vancouver
on the steamer Amur of seven persons who had become insane
through disappointment, melancholy due to isolation and other
The British troops aie growing
footsore chasing President Sleyn's
cabinet across the veldt.
lli-avy I.OK* of the A 111'*.
Washington, July 16.—The navy
department this morning received
official confirmation from Admiral
Remey of the reverse of tbe allied
forces at Tien Tsin on the morning
of July 13. The dispatch is dated
Che Foo, July 16, and says:
"It is reported that the allied
forces attacked the native city on
the morning of the 13th, the Russians on the right with the Ninth
United States infantry and the
marines on the left. The losses of
the allied forces were large—Rus--
sians one hundred, including an artillery colonel; Americans over 30;
British over 40; Japanese 58, including colonel; French 25. Colonel Liscum, of the Ninth infantry
was killed, also Captain Davis, of
the marine corps. Captain Lemly,
Lieutenants Buller and Leonard
were wounded. At 7 in the evening the allied attack on the native
city was repulsed with great loss.
Returns are yet incomplete and details not yet confirmed.
Clilue*c Can Shoot Straight
London, July 16,—The Evening
News prints a dispatch dated at
Shanghai today, giving a detailed
account of the attack of the allied
forces on the native city of Tien
Tsin, reported in the dispatch to the
Associated Press dated Tien Tsin,
July 13. According to the Evening
News dispatch, the allies were repulsed and compelled to retire with
a loss of more than 100 killed, the
British losing 40 and the Japanese
60. The Americans and the Russians also suffered heavily. Among
the Americans killed were Colonel
French of the Twenty-fifth infantry,
and Color-el Liscum of the Ninth infantry. A Russian colonel of artillery was also killed. The dispatch
says that the Chinamen fought with
desperation and that their marksmanship was  accurate and   deadly.
One fight Won Im  AIIIm
Washington, July 16.—The Japanese ley a'ion has receive.1 a dis
patch dated Tokio, July id, stating
that the Russians guarding Tien
Tsin were severely pressed and had
called on the Japanese troops for
assistance. A combined attack was
made on the Chinese and the latter
were repulsed. The Japanese lost
two captains killed and 30 noncommissioned officers and privates
wounded. This dispatch probably
refers to one of Ihe early fights at
Tien Tsin.
No liiiNhlmi Arm) Advancing
St. Petersburg, July f6,—ll is
scmi-officially denied that 30,000
Russian troops are marching to
Pekin from the north,
Ordered IVIIllouer* Hilled
Washington,—July   iO.—An un
to the postoflice for their mail.—The
If the government can give free
delivery to a number of scattered
farmers, it can certainly give it to
Kooo people concentrated in an area
of three square miles, as in Rossland.
The Japanese have not only annexed the Fraser river fisheries, but
invaded the interior, being employed at tbe Kamloups sawmill.
Horrible Fate of the Russian Ambassador at Pekeu.
New Vork,   July   14.—The  fol-
owing dispatch is printed here:
"St. Petersburg, July 11, via
Paris, July 13.—The czar has received with great emotion the
dreadfu] particulars of tbe tragic
catastrophe at Pekin. Tears coursed
down his majesty's cheeks as he
read the cablegram from Admiral
AlexiefV, at Port Arthur, confirming
the horrible details of the assassination of M. de Giers, which, merely
in lire form of rumor, had already
i reached Russia. The admiral declares that the Russian envoy was
dragged through tbe streets by the
Boxers, insulted, beaten and tortured, and then thrown into a great
kettle and boiled to death. Then
the remains were thrown to the
dogs. While M. de Giers was disposed of, tbe fanatical mob danced
around the cauldron.
"Mme. de Giers, Admiral Alex-
ieffs advices declare, suffered a fate
worse than death and was beaten
and tortured with sharp sticks until
life was extinct. The legation officials are said to have been tortured
fiendishly until death ended their
"M. de Giers and his legation officials resisted   desperately   and  his
brave bodyguard killed many of the
attacking mob.     In the midst of his
tortures, thc envoy is said   to   have
heroically   proclaimed   his   faith   in
Christianity,encouraged by bis wife,
who so soon shared his martyrdom.
"The announcement of this intelligence to tbe relatives of the   Russian martyrs in China  was   accompanied   by    heartrending    scenes.
Count    Lamstioreff    received     thc
friends of the murdered   ones at the
foreign office and unfolded lo   them
tbe tragic   story.      The   scenes  of
franxled terror and  grief   tbat   followed   were   unspeakable.        Tbe
building of the  foreign  office   was
besieged by an excited  throng  and
the whole of St.  Petersburg   is   full
of lamentation,     Immediately upon
receipt of Admiral  Alexicfl's   report
the czar  ordered   the   cabinet   and
council of state to  go  into   session
at once."
Paris, July 14.—In the first event
for the world's championship, the
1 lo-metres hurdle, A. O. Kraenz-
lein, of the University of Pennsylvania, won, McClain, of the University of Michigan, second and
F. G. Moloney, of Chicago university, third. Kraenzlein won rather
easily in 15 2-5 seconds. Kicha. -
Z. Sheldon, of the New Vork Athletic club, secured a place for the
finals in the discus-throwing event,
which will be decided tomorrow.
Richard Sheldon, N. V. A. C, J.
C. McCracken, University of Pennsylvania, and Garrett, Princeton,
qualified for the finals in the shot
putting contest. In the final heat
ofthe 100 metres,Horace F. Jarvis,
Princeton, finished first, Walter N.
Tewksberry, University of Pennsylvania, second, Stanley Rowley,
champion of New South Wales,
third.    Time, 11 seconds. .
The 800 metres flat race, trial
heats, the first heat was won by
David C. Shiller, Brown university.
In the second heat Dslogtie, a
Frenchman, was first, Speide, a
Hungarian, was second. In the
third heat Capt. Cregan, Princeton,
won, Williams second. The first
and second in the heats will compete in the final.
In the 400 metres flat race the
first was won by W. W. Tong,
New Vork Athletic club, Lees, second. Li the third heat Dixon
Boardman, N. Y. A. C, first, W.
J. Holland second. All the foregoing will compete in the final heat.
Prinstein, Syracuse university,
was first in the long jump with 7
metres, tfj/tj centimetres. A. C.
K>aenzlein was second and Delaney,
a Frenchman, third.
They forget that the United States
government does not shield and aid
the assailants and that the Japanese
minister was not among the as-
Men in the imperial reserve force
are talking of settling in South Af-
frica and it is proposed, instead of
sending them home after the war
tbe government should send their
families out to them and thus form
the nucleus of a loyal militia.
The prohibition question has been
shelved by pailiament because, as
the resolution states, the vote at
Ihe plebiscite shows "that there is
not an active prohibition sentiment
sufficiently pronounced to justily
the expectation that a prohibition
law could be successfully enforced."
The St. Eugene concentrator in
East Kootenay treated 9000 tons of
ore and produced 1937 tons of concentrates in June. This is said to
exceed the output of any mill in
either Slocan or Coeur d'Alene.
It is Japan's golden opportunity;
a case of everybody out of the arena
now, and n fair field and no favor
for either of the principals.—Vancouver World.
The Silvertonian gives tbe Nelson
football team a dressing down for
lack of courtesy and hospitality on
tbe occasion of the recent visit of
the Silverton team. Do the Nelson
football players copy Mayor Houston's manners?
An English cattle dealer is buyii g
Canadian live stock and says he
was induced to do so by tbe advertisement Canada received by sending the contingents to South Africa.
Now let Cecil Rhodes come along
and invest in British Columbia
mines for the same reason.
The telephone girls in Seattle are
on a strike and the whole population
is taking sides.
A l.reat Battle Pletnre.
Toronto, July 14.—Thc Globe's
London correspondent cables the
"London,—The press view at
the Graves gallery was held yesler-
Three new military   paintings by
tbe  famious  artist,   Caton   Wood*
ville, attracted particular   attention.
One of them,   the   "Dawn   of Ma-
juba    Day,   1900"   is    of peculiar
interest to  Canadians.    It   depicts
the Boer laager at Paardeberg with
the   Canadians    gathered   on   the
nearby heights and cheering at   the
sound  of  "cease firing, after their
famous dash, which brought   about
Cronje's surrender.
Effects of Consolidation of Banks  of
Commerce and B. C.
John Charlton M.P. opposes Chinese restriction because, be says:
"I believe we can reach these people with our elevating Christianizing
agencies better here than in China.
Their coming here is not an unmixed evil. I not regret that there are
10,000 Chinamen in British Columbia."
If Mr. Charlton wants to Christianize thc Chinamen, let him take
them to his own province and do
it. He seems to care more for
them than for his white fellow-citizens in this province*-
Referring to the movement
against Sunday baseball in Nelson,
the Economist says: "1 hope the
baseball enthusiasts will restrain
themselves and not seek to have
the churches closed on Sundays.
There are a great many people in
Nelson who enjoy attending n bouse
of worship on the Sabbath day, and
it would be nothing short of tyranny
to deny them such privilege."
In the bombardment of the Taku
forts, the allies captured four Chinese torpedo boats. One ol these
was allotted to Japan, but Russia
objected and the allies let her have
;t. Thc other allies need commanders with backbones, not with rubber tubes as substitutes for spinal
Democratic papers in the United
Slates condemn the sending of
American troops to Pekin and attempt a comparison with tbe sending of a Japanese army lo the United State•; because some Japanese
were wounded in a riot in Montana. ,
The consolidation of the Bank of
British Columbia with the Canadian Bank of Commerce will not
only make lhe latter institution
second only to the Bank of Montreal, but will give it a complete system ot branches on the Pacific coast
both in Canada and the United
States. The capital of tbe Canadian Bank of Commerce is now
$f>, 000,000 and that ofthe Bank of
British Columbia $3,000,000. Il
is understood that the plan of amalgamation provides that the capital
shall be $.S,oco,ogo and that $1,-
000,000 be added to the reserve
fund. The agreement for consolidation will be submitted for ratification lo the shareholders of the Bank
of British Columbia on July 27 and
to those of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce on August 20.
The joint banks will have branches in British Columoia at Victoria,
Vancouver, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Kamloops, Nelson, Rossland, Sandon, Greenwood, Cran-
brook, Fernie, Fort Steele, Atlin
and Bennett. Outside of this province the Canadian Bank of Commerce has branches at Skagway,
Dawson, White Horse and Seattle,
while the Bank ol British Columbia
bas branches at Portland and San
Francisco. Thus the joint bank
will extend its business from thc
Vukon on the north to San Francisco on the south. Tbe only place
where both banks have branches is
Vancouver, and tbe Bank of British
Columbia bas a fine builiing there,
the business will probably be continued there.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
has come to the front as tbe
largest shipper of Klondike gold,
which il deposits in the United
States assay office at Seattle.    ■
It is a strange fact that all the
"mining experts" and for that mailer mining engineers and practical
mining men generally, in this province, come from tbe United
States or the old country. Just
why Canadians do not take to this
profession is more than the Eagle
can   understand,—Lardeau   Eagle,
Stragglers Tell  Graphic Details of
Nitrals Nek Disaster.
Pretoria, July 13.—Details are
now at hand regarding the disaster
to the Lincolnshire regiment on
Wednesday. It appears that five
companies were ordered Tuesday to
proceed and hold the pass through
Magalesburg, in the neighborhood
of Daspoort fort. They arrived in
the afternoon at the pass, where
three companies with two guns took
up a position and camped for the
night, leaving two companies on a
plain south of the pass. The eastern hill was rugged, rocky and inaccessible, but further east apparently approachable from the main
At daybreak the Boers appeared
on the eastern kopje and opened a
heavy fire. Confusion ensued, The
colonel ordered the men to take up
a position on a kopje west of the
gap. From this point a hot fire was
kept up during the entire day. Two
guns under the escort of tbe Scots
Greys, placed in advance of the
main body, were captured aftei a
stout resistance. Nearly every man
was killed or wounded.
A Maxim gun was brought into
action early in the day. The fire
was too hot and the men were forced
to retire. A sergeant, aided by
seven volunteers, saved the gun.
There was a continuous fire all
along the line, the Lincolnshire
regiment men   replying  vigorously.
Fought Till Ammunition Failed.
About three o'clock in the afternoon the Boers appeared to the left
of the position occupied by the British. An officer and 15 men attempted to charge them, and 14
men were killed or wounded as the
result. Three companies were
practically surrounded, but they
kept up a steady fire unwaveringly
until towards nightfall, when their
ammunition gave out.
The latest arrival from tbe scene
states that at the time of his escape
the men were taking a good position under cover and with fixed
bayonets awaiting the approach of
the Boers.
Boer* Have Armed Native*.
It is understood upon good authority that the Boers have employed armed natives. Two of the
natives leaped from cover, when a
small party from the Lincolnshire
regiment stepped up and demanded
their surrender. A soldier stepped
forward and shot both natives dead.
One officer, who succeeded in making his escape, bad an encounter
with an armed native.
It is feared tbat the losses of the
British were numerous. About 30
of the British soldiers Straggled
back to camp today. According to
all accounts a great force is being
assembled to prevent further progress of the Boers.
Commandant Grobler, who commanded the federals ut Nitrals Nek,
had four guns.
All Boer Poaltlou* Taken
Pretoria, July 13.—Col. Mahon
reinforced by General French's brigade, yesterday took all the pos i
tions held by tbe Boers In the
neighborhood of Rietfontein. A
number of Boer dead were found.
The British casualties were trifling.
The wires the last few days have
been burdened with assurances that
the foreign legations have not been
murdered, that the buildings have
not been destroyed, tbat the Boxers
have abandoned the siege and are
being suppressed by the government which had so recently given
them free rein and made common
cause with them. All these reports
emanate from Chinese official
sources and are probably Chinese
These re-assuring reports began
coming about tbe same time as the
announcement that the powers bud
agreed to give Japan a tree hand in
sending troops to the rescue. It
appears that Prince Tuan, or whoever is in control at Pekin,HO sooner
learned this than he began sending
out these re-assuring dispatches,
which may be paraphascd thus:
"You need not send troops to
Pekin to look for your murdered
ambassadors, for you will not find
any corpses. You need not come
here to suppress the Boxers, for
they have all dispersed or been suppressed."
But the powers have not received
a word direct from their ambassadors for weeks and they propose to
learn direct from them what has
been happening at Pekin. If the
legations are alive, they can answer; if they have been murdered,
their dead bodies will give a mute,
but eloquent answer. Then an inquest will be held by the commanders of the allied forces and they will
make it very unpleasant for Prince
Tuan, Dowager Empress Tsi An
and other distinguished people.
The rulers at Pekin counted on
the rivalry of the powers for immunity from punishment. The present harmonious action has fnghten-
ened them and they are vociferously exclaiming that they have not
done anything wrong, and that, if
they have, some other fellow did it.
Pekiu Tragedy Came to a Climax Last
«axialtle* Among NtraHicona*
Ottawa, July 11.—The general
officer commanding at Standerton
cables tbe following casualties under
date of yesterday:
Missing—ActingoCorp. J. Mills;
shoeing-smith J. J. Griffith; Private
S. Simpson; Private N. Gibroy;
Private R. Bourne; Private J. Nor-
It is presumed that all of the
above belonged to Strathcona's
Horse. The name of Private C. S.
Strong also appears in the list, but
there is no such name on the nominal role.
Dewet's Forces Only Held Back by an
Ironclad Oath.
By Associated PreM.
Pretoria, July 10.—The British
success at Bethlehem has considerably improved the prospects for
peace, it is said. The whole of the
''overnment of President Steyn of
the Orange Free State, has surrendered except President Steyn himself. The Free State officials, who
are British prisoners, have been allowed to communicate with President Steyn for the purpose of attempting to prove to him the use-
lessness of a continuance of the
struggle which can only produce
bloodshed without any counterbalancing  advantages.
The collapse of the forces of Gen.
Dewet is expected daily. The
Boers here say that the men have
taken a solemn oath never to personally surrender but that they are
beginning to see the unfairness of
sacrificing life to personal wishes.
It is expected that when Gen. Botha
learns of the defeat of his colleagues
he will gladly enter into conferences looking to the establishment of peace. The need of more
civil administrators is urgent and
the necessity for their appointment
is becoming daily more apparent.
Intelligent administrators with a
knowledge of the people could undoubtedly greatly aid in the future
settlement of difficulties, inasmuch
as a frank feeling in favor of submission is prevalent among the
Tlie Revenue Irom lln- Nine*
The   returns of revenue  received
iy   Gold   Commissioner Kirkup in
the first six months  of   lyoo   show-
tot al   for    Rossland   of"   $39.-
,(,S.97 derived from miners' licenses,
re tax, etc., and 814^.85  collected
thc registrar's  office,   making a
^rand total   of  $39,74^*82*     T»e
collections   from   Greenwood  were
3,146.57 and from Grand Forks
,873.70, making a total  for the
mndary  country of 821,677.02.
tie figures for Greenwood include
...ise for the period prior to the  removal of the  ollice  trom   Midway,
as   well   as   for   the sub-offices at
West bridge,   Rock Creek,  Vernon
and Camp McKinney.
Washington, July 13.—The department of state has received a dispatch from Consul General Good-
now at Shanghai, saying that the
governor of Shantung wires tbat
the Boxers and soldiers were bombarding the legations for final attack on July 7. He is extremely
anxious for the salety of the ministers and friendly Chinese in Pekin.
The consul adds that fears of tbe
worst aregenerally entertained.
The state department has also
received a dispatch from Consul
McWadeof Canton, saying that the
viceroy Li Hung Chang has engaged quarters upon the Chinese
steamer, Anping, but that the date
of his departure for the north is as
yet undecided.
Oooduow'* m<-»»ii*i<- Conllrined
London, July 13.—A telegram
received at the office of the Chinese maritime customs in London
from the governor of Shanghai
Tung is identical with United
States Consul Goodnow's report ot
the bombardment of the legations
July 7. The officials here regard
the dispatch as leaving little room
to hope the legations have survived.
McKinley (live* I \> Mope
Washington, July 13.—A short
cablegram received at the state department today from Consul General Goodnow at Shanghai,announcing the beginning of tbe final attack on the legations at Pekin, terribly depressed the officials here.
All Foreigner* Were Murdered.
London, July 13. A news agency
report says that an official message
received in London stales that all
the foreigners in Pekin were murdered July f>.
Had New* Not«'oiillrmed
London, July 13.—The report
sent out today by a news agency of
this city, saying an official message
has been received in London that all
the foreigners in Pekin were murdered on July T>, was said to have
originated at the Japanese legation,
but inquiry there failed to confirm
this. An interchange of inquiries
indicated that none cf the ambassadors and ministers had anything
fresh corroborative of the story.
Jlore Troon* from India
Lord Salisbury presided at a
lengthy cabinet meeting this afternoon, at which, it is understood,
important decisions in regard to
China were reached and that already
instructions had been sent to Simla
to prepare another division, consisting of four British and four Indian regiments, with their complements pf artillery, for service in
To IJel New*, from Conger
Washington, July 13.—The Chinese minister, Mr. W11, has undertaken to get through a cipher message from Secretary Hay to United
States Minister Conger at Pekin,
and to have an answer brought
back, if Mr. Conger is alive. The
message was prepared by Secretary
Hay and its contents are unknown
to anyone save himself. It was
sent to Shanghai with expli, it instructions from Minister Wu to
spare no efforts or expense to get it
in the bands of Mr. Conger.
Mr. Wu forwarded the cipher dispatch, together with an extended,
explanatory message of his own, on
Wednesday, and thc results are
now being eagerly awaited. It was
soon after Minister Wu presented
the text of tbe edict issued by the
Chinese imperial government that
Mr. Hay requested him to get
through a message to Minislei Conger, Mr. Wu readily assented.
He suggested, however, tbat Mr.
Hay himself should write the message in cipher, as this would hiproof possitive to Mr. Conger ot its
genuineness, whereas an) open
message to tbe minister might be.
under tbe suspicion of having emanated Irom tbe Boxers.
Illotlliu Ml Mil** POO,
Shanghai, July 13. Rioting is
reported to have  OCCUred  at   Ning
Poo, but no confirmation of the  reports has been received.
Reported Defeat <>l Rebel*.
Brussels, July 12.—The Belgian
foreign office has received a cable
dispatch from Shanghai announcing
on Chinese authority that Gen.
Nieh Si Chang has defeated the
rebels near Pekin and bas relieved
Prince Chang and Gen. Yung Lu,
who were trying to defend the Europeans.
Ameiiea to Nend 5000 Men.
Chicago, July 13,—A special to
the Record from San Francisco
"Orders have come for tbe camps
at the Presidio to be put in order
for 3000 men. A pack train of 100
mules will be shipped to Seattle today for transportation to China.
The quartermaster's department is
also buying a large number of cavalry horses."
All Clirlallan* Male at Tien Tain
New York, July 13.—Every
white missionary and every native
preacher in the Tien Tsin district
hitherto unaccounted for has reach
ed Che Foo, according to a cable
lo tbe Journal and Advertiser from
the latter city.
Kmperor Side* With Hoxer*.
St. Petersburg, July 13.—The
latest official advices received here
regard*#g the spread of the revolution movements in Manchuria adds
but little material information. On
June 24, an edict ofthe emperor of
China was intercepted. It ordered
the Chinese troops to unite with the
Decision   Affecting Catholics Married
By Protestants.
The only limit in marksmanship
known to the Canadians at the Bis-
ley rifle meeting was  the   possible.
French Newspaper Man Proves Equally
Expert With* Both.
Paris, July 12.—M. Lasies, the
prominent Nationalist deputy,
whose name bas been connected
with the most disorderly incidents
in the chamber of deputies during
the past session, fought a duel today with a newspaper man, M.
Gerault Richard, in a suburb of
Paris. The meeting was the outcome of an article written By the
latter in the Socialist organ, La
Petite Republique.
In the eleventh round Lasies was
wounded in the right arm and the
duel was stopped.
Steamer Bring* #000.000, Mo»tl) Shinned by tlie Hank*
Seattle, July 11.—The steamer
City of Seattle has returned from
Alaska with $900,000 in gold from
the Klondike. Of the total amount,
dust valued at $800,000 was shipped out by the Canadian Bank of
Commerce and the Bank of British
North America, of Dawson, to the
Seattle assay office. Besides this
there was $100,000 of individual
gold. Dawson passengers say the
Klondike cleanup is progressing
In estimating the strength of China, the great wild area, with its
bunting and trapping population, is
seldom taken into account. China
is an important fur-producing country, which shows the existence of a
backwoods population. The interior
may have many surprises for the
outs'<de world.-—Toronto Globe.
William Waldorf Astor has found
that money without manners will
not keep a cad in the front ranks of
English society. The Prince of
Wales resented his insult to Sir
Archibald Milner by cutting him
and now he has cancelled bis engagements and gone   to  Germany.
I |A life insurance company has
paid money for new evidence of tbe
truth of the saying: "While
there's life, there's hope." It discounted slightly the policy on the
Pfe of Howard C. Uenham, sentenced to death bv electricity in
New York for murdering his wife.
Benham HOl a new trial and was
Montreal July 13.—The decision
of Bishop Morais yesterday in annulling the marriage of Mr. Delapit,
private secretary to bis honor Lieutenant-Governor Jett, to Miss Jennie
Cote, both of whom are Roman
Catholics, married seven years ago
by Rev. W. S. Barnes, of the I'm*
tarian church in this city, if upheld
by the Rome authorities, will seriously affect the civil status of a
large number of Quebec families
who are Roman Catholics and who
have been mariied by Protestant
Mrs. Delapit sued for separation,
but the civil courts would not hear
her until tbe ecclesiastical authorities
had   given a   decis ether,   in
their opinion, a marriage between
Roman Catholics performed by
Protestant    ministers    was   legal.
Bishop Morais' dec'sion, it will
be seen, declares such marriages
null and void in the eyes of the
Roman Catholic church.
Should Rome uphold this view
and the lower courts persist in tbe
refusal to hear the case, many
Protestant ministers of the province
will be placed in a position liable for
damages tor performing marriages
contrary to law.
The impending amalgamation of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce
and the Bank of British Columbia
will mean that every important
town in the province will have a
branch of the second strongest bank
in the Dominion, With its head
offices and many branches in the
eastern cities and with branches all
through the whole vast domain west
of the Rocky mountains, from Daw -
son on the north to San Francisco
on the south, this bank should prove
a powerful lever in promoting the
development ofthe viigin resources
ofthe west. It will prove more than
ever the means ol transferring capital from sections of tbe country
where there is a surplus, combined
with a scarcity of openings for
profitable investment, to the sections where the opportunities for investment are boundless but the supply of capital is very limited.
This feature of the amalgamation
brings into strong relief one of the
great virtues of the Canadian banking system as compared with that of
the United States. In addition to
the provisions to secure their note
issues, which make all the banks
secure thf notes of each individual
bank, the system by which strong
central banks are established with
numerous branches all over the
country reduces thedangerof failure
through local causes to a minimum
and at the same time facilitates
large financial transactions which
would absorb the entire resources
of small local banks. By the establishment in Toronto or Montreal of
a bank having branches in every
city, a free flow of capital is kept
up throughout the country. If
Hamilton bas a -surplus of deposits
and Rossland offers an opportui.ity
to make good loans in excess of the
funds locally available, the transfer
of funds trom Hamilton to Rossland
is a simple matter under this system.
Further than this, suppose the
failure of the wheat crop in Manitoba should cause heavy losses at
Winnipeg. It tbe banks there were
purely local institutions, general
loss of confidence would cause a run
such as might break them. Hut
prosperity in the lumber, mining
and fishing industries of other sections would probably at the same
time give the banks of those sections a surplus of funds. Under
the system of branch banks, Ibis
surplus could be promptly transferred to the scene of danger and a run
and possible failure averted. The
know ledge among depositors that
this is tbe case inspires them with
confidence in the banks, even during times of local disaster and panic,
and thus deters them from starting a
run on a bank.    For the  animus ot
a run was explained by the man
who said:
"If you have not the money, I
want it; but if you have it, I don't
want it."
When each local bank stands on
its own bottom and a time of stress
comes, it is too much occupied with
its own preservation to extend help
to its distressed neighbor in another
town, lor it knows not when the
disease called panic may spread to
its own depositors. Thus each one
keeps a light grip on its own funds
and only exceptionally strong instij
tutions dare help the weaker ones to
tide over.
When it comes to making loans,
the large bank with many branches
can handle a transaction of any
magnitude which would be beyond
the power of a purely local institution. It can also take a calmer,
more dispassionate view of business
offered than would be possible with
a man having many local ties of
business and friendship, such as
would hamper the manager of a
local bank.
The national banking system of
the United States has many excellent features, but it is not founded
on the principle, "In union there is
strength," on which the Canadian
system rests. II tbe number of national banks were reduced to one-
tenth of what it now is and the
other nine-tenths became branches
ol tbat one-tenth, its strength would
be increased tenfold.
' 1
The Manitoba legislature has
passed the prohibition law, but it
will be passed on by the courts before it is enforced. Thus the lovers
of good liquor will have a long respite.
Martial Law Established to Stop Disorder at Nome.
San Francisco, July 11.—News
that martial law has been proclaimed at Nome City by General Randall, in charge of tbe United Stales
troops in tbat district, was brought
here last night by the steamer St.
Paul, 13 days from St. Michael.
The necessity for martial law arose
out of the jumping of mining claims
and other acts of lawlessness.
The Nome Gold Digger of June
19 says:
"At the chamber of commerce
meeting last night, where thirty or
forty persons bad gathered, United
States Commissioner Rawson said
the municipal government was no
longer able to protect property
rights. It was absolutely necessary,
he said, that some means be taken
for the protection of properly and
the preservation   of law and order.
"If you request me to take bold,"
he said, "I shall do it only on one
condition—that lhe chamber of
commerce raise funds sufficient —
$1,000—for the employment often
officers for two weeks, and I will
give my time and attention to i'.
If not, you will certainly have the
soldiers handling your camp and
very quickly."
The $1,000 was not raised and
the soldiers were in charge of lhe
camp when the St. Paul sailed on
June 27.
Tbe St. Paul also reports many
cases of smallpox and typhoid fever
at Nome. When she sailed, however, it was thought the further
spread of the disease had been
The St. Paul brought 54 passengers and (1,500,000 in gold dnsl.
the bulk of which was consigned to
the Alaska Commercial company,
Of this amount about $150,000 was
from tbe Cape Nome district,
The Greenwood Times urges the
people of that town lo emulate the
example of Rossland and hoist the
Union Jack on Jubilee mountain.
The London Canadian Ga/itte
opposes appeals to the people ol the
old country on behalf of Canadian
objects such as the Ottawa fire fund
and says: "For Canada can look
after her own homeless Citizens and
her own soldiers of war, and it Is
degrading to lu-r   dignily    that any
other impression should be fostered. TDK DRILL, SLOGAN, B. C., JULY 20. lOOo.
is rrmi.i*iiK!> kvkxy fbidav at
SLOCAN,      ■*      -       -       -       B. C.
Legal AdvertitMiis 10 cante a line for
tlie first insertion and 5 cents a line each
•subsequent insertion.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is »2 per year, strlot-
ly in advance; (2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JULY 20th, 1900.
fiewett Boetock is accumulating
wisdom with age. He says he will
not seek re-election in this constituency for the Dominion house.
The Canadian Patriotic fund closes
on July 31, with a grand total of
about $320,000. Upwards of $10,000
has already been given out In relief.
The pessimist does not nnd can not
thrive in thlscamp. Optimism flour-
isheth as the cedar of Libanus. Capital is coming in, more properties are
being c iened up, and business is increasing. Small wonder, then, that
the sheriff gives this place the cold
China lias ut length been roused
from her sluggishness, in a manner
at once shocking and costly to the
civilized powers. A wholesale killing of ambassadors nnd their retinues has taken place at Pekin and in
.several instances the allied powers
have been worsted in battle, not to
mention the widespread m.-ssacre of
missionaries and native Christians.
There is no telling where or when the
end will be.
E. P. Bremner's appointment by
the Dominion government as labor
commissioner for British Columbia is
bearing fruit, Through his mediation and influence the longshoremen's
strike at Vancouver has been settled,
after a five months' siege. Had there
been a compulsory arbitration law in
force in this province the difficulty
would have long since been adjusted.
However, it promises to be one of the
provisions of the near future.
The development of the dry ore
fbelt at this end of the lake is advancing with rapid strides. Tlu ex peri
mental stage has been passed and the
resources of thc camp have been
proven beyond question. On every
-creek more life is bein,. infused into
.the opening up of the mineral bodies,
more money is being expended in
.permanent works, nnd more men are
being employed. Springer creek
never was as prosperous as at the
present time, thanks to the management of the Arlington. And now
Lemon creek comes in for merited attention, by reason of Abe wagon road
commenced this week. A score or
jnore of fine properties justifies the
building of the road, the completion
of which will mean the introduction
of mills for the treatment of the ores.
No portion of the Slocan country is
advancing so quicMy as the section
tributary to this town. We ha te the
mines, we have the men, mid we'll
have the money, too.
Appended is a   >tni'letoli>l of the various records registered at the local regis-
' try office, H. P. Christie being mining
July 9—Rio Graudo, Robson creek, M
Buffalo, same, W E Newman.
Rochester, same, S C Jackson.
Eva, Springer ck, '.VI Heckman.
10—Green bill, Lemon ck, R A Bradshaw.
12—May, 2nd n l Lemon, J Bull.
13—Empire, Lemon ck, G Nichol.
July 9—Quinte, *[riryland, Marmion,
Moiavo, Jinnie, Hamilton, Silver Star
ir, Maplu Leaf, XL C R, Porcupine.
10—Gatlneau, Sinrcoe, High Ore, Danube.
11—Look Out Np J.
12—Reform, U nnd I, Three Guardsmen, Clipper.
13—Spinster, Lai ky Jim fr, Black
July 10—Monument No 8 %, J Pu-
hamel to A Powys.
13—Empire, G Nichol to S J Curry.
Numerous complaints have been
made of late of cabin-, being broken
anto during the owners' absence and
articles or value taken. This has
been going on for some time, without
Kbe guilty parties being apprehended.
There is need of a patrolman here,as
some ol tbe business men are also
complaining of losses.
Building operations continue on the
hum in Sandon.
W. Noble and wife returned from
Perth, Ont., Wednesday.
W. T. Peverett 1ms sold his Wilson
House restaurant to E. James.
Conductor Bradshaw is onco more
in charge ofthe Nelson train.
Geo. Huston, formerly of Nakusp,
Is now K. & S. agent at Sandon.
Alex. Lucas. Conservative organizer, was in the camp last week.
The floods havlnp subsided, trains
aro again running to Arrowhead.
A great harvest of huckleberries
has been gathered In round here.
Mrs. C. Baker and daughtcrs.New
Denver.were visiting here this week.
The Hunter-Kendriclc Co. will put
up a two story brick block in Sandon.
Many toughs and undesirable characters are making their appearance
In town.
Go to Shatford's for union made
overalls, bathing suits, etc. A nico
line just received.
The Nelson & Bcdlington railway
to Bonner's Ferry was billed to be
opened this week.
Thc wire has arrived for a telephone system between Slocan and
the Arlington mine.
Local business on the C.P.R. is better now than for many months and is
constantly improving.
Mrs. Funk will have charge of the
diniug room at the Sandon hotel Doing erected in Sandon,
Charley McLaughlin, wifo and
child came down Irom Sandon Tuesday to visit this burg,
Get John Craig's bread at D. Arnot's
and Shatford & Co.'s. Best in thc
market and always fresh.
Mrs. Lamont and her 6lstor, Miss
Thoin, of Nelson, were recent visitors
of Rev. Mr. and Mrs. McKeo.
Both Kelson papers failed to record
thc visit ot the Boston Bloomers to
that city on Sunday.   Strange.
Mrs. E J. Felt left on Monday
morning's boat en route to Tacoma,
where she will visit for some weeks.
Slocun's contribution to the Canadian Patriotic fund, amounting to
$173, was forwarded to Ottawa Monday.
The body of Trios. O'Brien, the late
foreman at the Molly Gibson, was
found iloating in the lake at Nelson
last week.
Fpr sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply at The Drill.
W. J. Twlss, ot Kaslo, put in several days in this vicinity chasing insurance business. He thinks this
camp is improving rapidly.
Paul Hauck had a party up before
the J. P. Monday, charged with using abusive and ii salting language.
A small tine with costs was imposed.
Petitions to the house of commons
and senate were circulated for signatures here this week, praying for the
prohibition of cigarette smoking by
Mrs. Wright, mother of P. Wright,
purser on the Slocan, is here on a
visit from Portland, Ore. Mr. and
Mrs. Wright met her at Nelson on
Prcf. T. J. Cummings, of Kansas
City; W. Graham and Joe Kcllv, of
Chicago, vendors of patent medicines,
have been holding open-air concerts
here this week.
Notwithstanding all thc work offering in the camp, it seems strange
to see so many men striking town
looking for something to eat and,
professedly, employment.
Phil Munro, of New Denver.passed
through to Greenwood, Monday, in
response to a telegram received' the
night before telling of tho death of
his cousin, Walter Smith, of fever.
Tlie Medical Society of Victoria
has expelled Dr. Uibbs, formerly of
this town, and Dr. Hall from their
ranks for declining to give up lodge
practice. They will doubtless survive.
M esirvi.Strick land and Rcid.the former of Bourne Bros.' store, New
Denver, and the latter of the firm's
headquarters at Revelstoke, spent a
couple of day* here this week introducing millinery novelties.
An event of high import in local
colored society occurred Wednesday,
when P.Smith ar I Maud Taylor were
united In marriage. Rev. Mr. Mc-
Kee performed tho ceremony, which
took place in tho parlor of the Royal
hotr.lf '
The Arlington will build the four
miles of new ro:,d at this end, and
the intending bidders went over the
route yesterday. Only 2J miles of
thc government road will be available for use by the mining people. It
seems a gr it pity that so much
time, labor and money should hav
been wasted.
Wetlilii-R Bells.
Marriage lias become alarmingly
epidemic in Slocan, so much so that
any young marl's absence from town
is viewed with suspicion. George
Henderson, one of the proprietors of
the Arlington hotel, is tho latest to
succumb. He made an innocent trip
to Nelson and there, on Wednesday
afternoon, he was qulctlv married by
Rev. J. II. White, to Miss Cora Stanton. Mr. and Mrs. Henderson came
homo yesterday morning. Both are
well and favorably known here and
they have the best wishes of all for a
long and happy life.
The Murcutt Branch
of the W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting In the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishing t j join.
Mrs. W. J. Andrewh, Mrs. T. B. Hall
President. Cor. Secretory.
Land Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchaso the following
described land In West Kootenay district :—Commencing at a post marked
"W.-D.M.'s Northwest Cor."; thence 80
chains south to the south east corner of
Lot 890; thence 20 chains east to the
north east corner of Lot 881; thence 80
chains north; thence 20 chains west to
point of beginning, and containing 1150
Dated at Slocan, B.C., the 25th day of
June, 1900.
w. d.. McGregor.
Land Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt after one
month I will make application to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and WorkB
to purchase 120 acres of land, in the District of West Kootenay, In the Province
of British Columbia, situated on the
north side of lot No. 890, and adjoining
tho townsito of Brandon on the oast, and
about tin en-quartern of a mile east of the
Slocan river: commencing at initial post
marked "H. D. Curtis, B. W. Corner';
thence north HO chains; thence east 20
chains; thence south (SO chains; thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Slocan City the lflth day of
Juno, 1900.
"Chaplenu"     mul     "Chaplrau  Cnniol"
I'l-iii-tloiiiil Mineral Claim..
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locat3d: On the 1st north
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. Mallinson
Williams, acting as agent for the Chapleau Consolidated Gold Mining Company
Limited, free miners' certificate No.
B37402, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tho issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th day of June, A.D. 1900
J. H.
B. A. So.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan,       - •        P* 9
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Tacking 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, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at.tho
Mines,   Real Estate, Injnr-
ance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Finished.
Slocan,       -       -     B. C.
T. McNeish & Co. . .
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make a specially of handling only the beet rood* ♦),»
provides.    Their Gents' Fnrnlshings, CuSJST]toX?fti*_
are new and moderate In price.     Their store is alw      ho(i
for the freshness and quality of the Groceries and p.V3.notc<
Special attention given to mine orders. rrov*Blorn
Slocan, B.
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
Wa Have Jnst Owefl a Larp M or New Goods,
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street,
Slocan,  B.
ft j.
Stephenlte Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Minim; Division ol West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Between the Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
chiimR, on the north fork of Springer
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. F. DuBois,
free miner's certificate No. B2C801, intend, sixty days from tbe date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Uecorder for a certificate of improvements, for tbe purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice tbat action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
D.ited this 18th day of July. A,D. 1900
Arlington No. 1 Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in tho 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 fork of
Springer creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Fat-
well, acting as agent fur J.Frank Collom,
free miner's certificate No. B14374, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Uecorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice tbat action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 18th day of Julv, A.D. 1900.
The      '
per annum.
Large stock of new Coal
and WoodStoves,Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay will be in next
month. Call and see
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail  Orders receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Railway
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced on
June 10th. The "Imperial Limited" takes
you across the Contin-
ent 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, P. A.,
A. 0. P. A.,
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Commercial, Legal*
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway.
or any other description,   f
At Reasonable Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Do You
Want a Home 1
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of the 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 andProven Mineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath deoreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and t>e convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.


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