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VOL. 1., No. 23.
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.
lOiant Powder,    Gut^a Percha Fuse,   Jessops' Steel,
5toves and Tinware,    Gasoline and Coal Oil,
Miners' Supplies.
Just received 180 Cases of Giant Powder
and a large quantity ox Bennett's Fuse.
B. C,
.r.   FRANK   COLT.OM    KKcriiES    THE
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
If You Want
a Trunk or Valise,
see our Stock. All Sizes & Prices
Two Claim* and Two Fractions Bonded
I'm* 985,000—All (In* Property Bo-
tweon the Arlington nnd Enterprlie
Taken l l>-
Another big bond was nut through
on Tuesday evening by .1. bYank
Oollom, whereby ho secured control
ol the Malum and Ohio group, sitimt-
4'd jus;, above tho Entet'prlao and being the last property between that
mine and the. Arlington. It is the
third bond made by Mr. Collom in ns
many weeks, and he now has all the
ground under his contcol Irom tin-
Arlington to the Enterprise. To secure this ground, it lias cost Mr. Collom $120,030, being $55,000 for the
Speculator, $7,030 for the Gertie R,
and now ^tio.UOO for the Mabou and
01. io.
The bond, is very similar to the
others signed, calling for a certain
amount of development during the
life of the agreement, A first payment, of five per cent, is to he paid
on December 4th, and a similar sum
nine months from date, anil the balance mi September ill:, 1901. The
properties in the group i>re the Empress Fraction, MaboU, Ohio, and ti;
Summit fraction, while the owners
are K. I. Kirkwood, Frank Wells, A.
Tanks, and Goo. Williamson, of New
1).'liver: Duncan Grant, of Silverton;
and Mrs. ('. !'.. Smitherlngale, of this
town. Mi'. Kirkwood is the largest
owner and, a9 in the case ofthe Speculator, the papers are held in the
Bank ol Montreal, Nelson.
The group is "iii- ol the best known
in thc camp and was staked immediately after tho Enterprise chiefly by
Mr. Kirkwood. Situated immediate-
ly nbnvethc Enterprisennd Neepawa,
it hold- tin' unique position ore in
manding the rich veiis from either
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants, ffif^a^^nVJSSSi
up, each showing ore. The group
will ala ' cover the Arlington vi in
coining over from Springer creek.
1 pward - " ' 7 ,0 0 worth of work I ns
been done upon the pro] erty in the
way of. peniug up the loads. Small
cabins have In en erected, "wl ile easj
communic iti n is , ;■ ividi d by mc ins
ofthe government trail. With the
Speculator also under his control. Mr.
I loll nn has the m •* valuable iiggre
gatlou of mining pro) erty in this s sc-
tion and tho indicati ms point u ore
res lurccs  ••!  um Id   greatness and
, wealth. No 'amp in Kootenay can
-li w a richer and mightier zone than
that embrac d In the se ttion referred
to, and mining men are thoroughly
agreed on the point.
Mr, < lollom will lose no time in i x
plotting hla latest purchase and will
i immi diatcly scl things in ordi r I' ;
tho winter s development. To the
town and camp this huj i deal means
everything, as the machinery ha
now been ioi lu in tion for ful n
expansion and prosperity. No better
advertisement ol the resources i fthc
camp could b i offered than this i accession of successful deals.
ed at the '.nieon Hess, came down | ment He has secured additional
from Denver on the boat. Dissatisfaction had been rife at the mine for
some time, owing to the poor cook
employed. It came to a focus Sunday, when the. entire crew of 45 men
walked down the hill. There was noi and buckets at the siding, which will
feeling between tho management and give him a good starter. Cameron
tho men.   An   entire new force has j will team the  material  to the road
animals and will rush the material
up before the inclement, weather sets
in. At the beginning of the week
there were two carloads of machinery for the mill, the, tramway cable
icon employe
camps and endeavor to pack the
lighter material thence to the Chapleau millsite.
minim;  (IKCODDB.
thi;   GAME   LAWS.
\ Brief Summary Tbat Will Prove Holp.
Cul tu Hun ten.
Appended is a complete list of the vur
Appended is a brief synopsis ofthe!ious r,,l-'ol'ds registered at the local regis*
Provincial Game Act, 181)8,   From  tlv office, H. P. Christie bolngmlnlng
this it will be. seen that hunters may,
from September l. commence to shoot
try office,
Lemon croi
Ana 27 —Rover
deer, mountain goat, mountain sheep Andrews.
(ram) bull cariboo, hull moose, hare, ]   Xorv, Eschangohlll, J T
grouse, prairie chicken, dueks of all! H '- F* ■'*■'■
kinds,   bittern,   heron,   plover,  nnd;    New Apex, lost - I Lemon, I
meadow lark.   But the abovetrame
W  .1
ipplng and
A Brad-
New A
; ,       , ,. ■ Crescent, 2nd n f Lemon, J T Beau
maybe hunted  only within certain cju,sllt.
seasons and under certain other r<
Slocan, Vernon, Falrvlew, anil Camp McKinnev, li. G
strictions, as detailed below, which
have been imposed for the protection
ofgarne or to cheek Its threatened
extermination. Sportsmen, pot-hunters, game dealers, ami others interested should govern themselves accordingly.
The open season, durinff which the
undermentioned game birds and animals may lie killed is respectively as
ti Hows, both days inclusive: Sept. 1
to Dee. VI Dee;-, mountain gont and
mountain Bheep (ram.) Sept. i to
D o. 31--Cariboo (male) moose(bull)
hare, grouse, prairie chicken.   Sept.
I 1 to Feb. 2d-Duck of all kinds, bit-1 t'oUlU18'
tern,  heron, plover,   meadow   lark.
'Nov. •_> to March :;i Beaver, land
otter, marten.   It shall bo unlawful
: tu buy, Sell, or expose foi- sale, show,
or advertisement as follows: Ducks
ut all kinds, heron and plover.during
the close season; deer (buck) before
Sept. l; cariboo (male), hare, bull
moose, mountain sheep (ram), beforo
Oct. 1; birds living on noxious insects', lettern, English blackbirds,
cariboo (cow or call,, chaflinch, deer
fawn, under '._ mouths old, deer doe,
elk i'i' wapiti. ::::!!, linnet, meadow
lark, i w ( r call'), mountain
28—Independence, Lemon creek, II
Tea l'ot fr, Sprirrnercreek, E .lack.
Dipper, same, (< Fnirbalrn
Raetaide, Ten Mil*', A Tunks.
Miner fr, same, B 1 Kirkwood.
K .1, Qlji b f Lemon, M Ratcliff.
'_".) — Famous, Ten Mile, Mrs F. F Fcr-
SO—Hard Scrable, Tobin creek, G T
31—Loie, 2nd a f Lemon, 1 N Dalby.
Little Skook'ura, Springer creek, same.
Iiiilil Mountain fr, Springer aud Ten
Mile divide, 11 Cameron.
Bept   1    Vesta,  Ten   Mile,   Lillian   E
Am,' 27— Chilkat, Delphian.
28—Aberdeen, Redwood, Headlight.
20—Two Flags, Kin^ David.
80—Midland, Flagstaff, True Blue.
Ul—Native Silver fr, Silver Lode.
Minnie >4, I'D McPherson to
lull Si'iikuii i*t Fail the 0o»t on Record—K.
iii'iiiihy Ifivldonee of tii«* Ufa mui
Wealth of the Oump* Knterprlio tiw
Dlgg6*t BUlpper.
One ciirloail, or 20 tons, of ore was
sent outdaring live week, being consigned to Trail by the. Enterprise.
Shipments from that property are.
running about, CO tons per month, but
recent active developments iii that
vicinity may stir the management up
to greater activity. Next, week tho
Two Friends will on'er tho year's
list, with a 20-ton shipment, It is
the intention of the Bondholder to get
out a carload of ore, which will be
its initial attempt. Other developments arc slowly coming to the front.
Following is a list of the shipment*'
this voar to date:
Ml SB.
Black Prince	
.111 N US
A N 1)    M 1 S 1 N <i.
D Kennedv   to   .1
"Victoria, Hotel,
SLOGAN,  B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
sheep ewe or  iMiib . English  part-,
.'. [feasant, quail, robin thrush,   MS~[
skylark*  esgs   of   protected   birds,
11  C .:' : ''\    time,   exec,-!  th     1 111
gn : ie, which  may be s >ld daring
the r pen season.
It shall be unlawful to kill or take
in one season more than live bull
cai ib -I or mountain goats; ni ire thu n
three mountain rums; more than two
Aug 2."
.1 l'avn,'.
White Cloud 1-f
29—Evening Star l-i>, \V Thomlinson
to S P. Clement and,! 0 Shook.
30  Turo '■, R Burner to A T U Blackwood.
Hard Scranle, tl T Qormley to S ti
s. hoc:.   UlU'ORT,
Following is the standing ol the pupile
in the various divisions of the l'ublie
School for th** month of August:
Senior Division.— Third Junior—I
SLOGAN,   li.   C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Col imerclal, and Minim1: Men.
Bon I It older I > Ship.
i; C. Campbell Johnston, the own
er' f the llondhol li r gr  i       uti d In
'. I m a fi w days    go, thnt
ball moose, ball elk, or wapiti; more Gertie   Folev.   Mabel   Hall,   Fanny | Allen on Tuesday
than 250ducks; more than ten buck; Robertson.
deer, or to hunt them with dogs or     Third Senior—Hazel Wichman, A.
kill for the hides alone, or to take or Ross, Jennie Foley.
destroy eggs of protected birdsat any ,    Fourth  -Edith   Rackllff, Wonetta
time. Tipping, Clarencn Tipping.
Fifth—Kussol Robertson, losioTip*
1 pins, Kenneth Shook.
...       , .    ,   ,     Junior Division.—No teacher.
Last Monday the  Enterprise lead
Bar silver touched Cli cents during the week.
Upwards of 20 men are employed
on the Speculator.
The Chapleau has a fairly large
force of men employed.
The Kilo will employ but a small
lores during the winter.
Haifa dozen men came down from
the Smuggler on Saturday.
The Speculator group is to be surveyed at once for a eruwn grant.
Nat Tucker went up the creek this
week to do some devel ipment on the
Lilly D.
Supplies and buUding material
have been ^uing up Steadily to the
A survey is to be made of/the Ohio
and Mabou group and a crown grant
applied tor.
The packing of  ore from the Two
rieiuls was commenced by Bobby
■!. II
i mod stopin    nut  a carload of on ;, j|j grndo oro wheievPr opcnei
was encountered in thc crosscut tun* onion incorporated.
n, I on the .Mnboii, at a depth of over
(iOtoetnnd about the same distance The last issue of the ii C. Gazette
from tho mouth of the drift.   The contained the articles of incorporation
1 nd Is upwards of a foot in width ami 0f the Slocan City Miners' Union No.
shmv? * V,1 °™ -•|VV'v,l;!V,'u-h ,lu; G2.   The objects outlined in the arti
■.  tin uich little 11 it  is as yet ■
dean mineral.   Drifting on thc vein, cles are purely social and fraternal
however, will si in  bring  in an  ore ""d  come   under   tho scope ot the
ite.   On tho surface tho vein has Benevolent   Societies    Act.      loose
hoc, cut in half a dozen places, show- signed to the declaration are James
ing thc same characteristics as in tho li:l^'r'   president;   George   Mchol,
I   icrprise group.   In addiUon to the vice-president; W. J. Adeock, scci'f
riii'lso vein, the lead from thc tary-treasurer; Irank L'urvlnnci
f.va has been shown almost the Ciuter, and JulinK bklnncr.trustees
distance uc     i tho M ibou, show
It la the intention of the
from that |      i    v and make a shipment.   It will be the Initial ell irl
Proprietors, nnd the d ivclopmeuu
>ien ^nocae,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
ni Personal Unmnt of Jeff Baty,
Who Is ever ready to make life pleasant for tho.se
who tarry within a while with him.    	
nbout n dog salmon, shot   in  Goat
creek by Maxy  lleckinann.   What
!„ c unc "l it was told  In the Nelson
nil wltll mien St. 'I hn ■■ >' HI'S llfio a
Utile ore was taken oul on the Ten
Mile side and pack '. down to the
wagon road, but  It wa - never  hip
nod,    That Wns  III   the   tilllC of  the
hi mi in U mdholdcr .-hares on thc
o niRt,   The present shipment Is to be
Btolll d out of the showing Oil tllC I ll'O
jihic, on the Springer -', pc,    It  has
been opened up for close to 100 feet j weighed 21J pounds
and Is a   ponoh.    A  recent n-.-iv on
ihe ore  went  upward - ol  50C oz. in
silver.   There is eight or ten inches
of this ore i" start on.
i . u Mabou isn coming Bhlppcr.
II,nil    to
shortly ac |Uire land and build their
own hall.
\.  ml neciiuio of Muxy'i Hog Salmon.
Last week Tnr. Drill had nn Item
Telephone I.tie' I'immIhu.
Slocan is to ^ct ti lej hone connec
tion with tho outside world.   A pro
vlncml charter wns recently aequlr
! ed by the  Western Telephone .and
"Wil     n MeXabh." Telegraph Company of Spokane, whe
mm ,P,R. onglnecr.caught a salmon  purpose  stringing  wires
troutat Slocan lake vcsteitlnv that|town In the camp
a in llio 8i»ooul»tor.
to   i very
and ultimately to
It was caug  t  the coast.    Their" wires will lip opor*
,     U ,uiil took a considerable n'ed hi connection with the Columbia
nmount ol musc'o to land.    Mr. Mo   Telephone Company and In strict op*
\, hi, is a brother-inlaw ol  Horace position to other provincial concerns.
1]     o and thc fish provided tor thc Construction to this section is to be
(riiestsat tho  Hume ul  lunch today commenced at once.
u,d will also see them through dill
The drink-, are on Horace.
I.rumil   Orrrk
Bo soon ns his proscnl contract is
finished, Tony l/ong will move camp
to tho upper partof the Sprlnjrcr mad .       .
.,     ,.        ,. , \ bier cane of men is now emplov-
whero U miles ol now highway Is to ,", , I, '
Ming ed on tho   Lemotl  creed;   mad. th
built,   It will be from tho Arllng   on on ino  Lemon crecK roan, tnere 0fwi
I ton workings over thnt proper^   to being DO men  now ciiRiiged  In  Its
I the Speculator, lately bonded by Mr. construction, more men having been
Mull- » Big itrlko,
Tom Lloyd, Al. Owens and Dnrdo
Ai dei'SOll, Ol New  Denver, have |u t
made a rich discovery near the head
on crcok.   Thev hnyo located
Tho owners nf the Transfer took up
a train load of supplies Monday BUM
will continue development.
Development only is being done at
the Two Friends. The carload of
oru wa- taken out by two men.
A. S. Farwell came In from Xelsmi
yesterday and went up with an outfit to survey the Speculator group.
< ieo. Borrell took up an outfit on
Monday to represent some property
ill Hie vicinity nf the Black l'rinee.
W, A < '"I'len has bonded his Meadow group of claims in the Caribou
i-rcek camp. It is a galena property
and will he worked this winter.
Martin Isaacson took a blgoutllt
up yesterday lo the Standard group,
near the Republic lie and Henry
lioie w ill develop the property this
l I'I'! li   si u<  \N    MINKS.
The [vanhoo tramway Is ahm st
Tho Whitewater exported 181 tons
for last week.
Mere men havo been put on at thi
Emily Rdlth,
The force at the I ost Chance Is ti
be Increased.
About 10 tr.en arc pri upcctlng on
WlUon Cl'eek.
The tram and mill at the Noble
Five has shut down
Twelve men are employed at the
Corinth, under A, Muir.
sixty tens of oro was sent but by
the Slocan Star last weok.
There aro 12 men employed at the
tied Fox, taking out oro for shipment.
An Important discovery of six
inches nf steel galenn has been mnd<
Collom.    A groat deal of hustle and    ,-,,„;,  few days ago.   Thev are
onorgy Is evident on tho Speculator shoving tho road nhotid as fast as
Is reached by any trail or road
that ru is into the Town.
*    •* -   .liw.r   when numeroits properties In thai I'ntnous
Do not k<>  past  its door  wnen 1,,lli,v.
ie.i,■ nt i im i] in n Ui
ami a large quantity ol supplies i      m\
being sent up from lown.   When the
upper portion of tho road Is built
clntm holders along the summit -• I
have a snap, US ll will provide inn X
celled opportunities for reaching tin
you are dry, weary or hungry.
A. E. TEETER, * Proprietor.
0 grOUp Of rlo tins nil tWO hie; leads of nil lhe Si iVelvifJII.
galena, ono i f \\ hich shows upward
ofl21nchesof solid ore.   The boys        . u    ,      ,;lt,'i, a i | oi
clnlm to have n I kinds of ore in sigh M    ■ .,.,,.,. 1,11,.u.
de, in order to get the mill ma- and they brought to town a *10 pound \   '
inerv nnd cable gear up before the sample of the pure mineral as an cvi      Fust week tlie Pnym
•snow flies    The survev  makes the donco of their lind. tons of ore, tho  Kuth  l
Dollnr 20, and the Last Chance 20.
\V. Anderson nnd A. MoWhirter.of     Kepnlrs to the Last Chnnce tram,
New Denver, have made ;l rich Hnd necessltnted I y the recent lire, have
of gab mi on one ol their propi rtlcs at |wcn completed and tho lino Is again
1 he i     I of I Iranlte crei k,oit thc Ti it |n , , ,,.■,,•, •
'! He di vi i".
Maurlco Glntzburger,   acting  loi
hi] |'d _lf
the Trndi
entire road just seven miles long, ot
which live miles are about finished,
i,'liner estimates bclnir astray.
l   Kill
M. e micro,i hu - ■ i curt d the con
icl for haulinc the mn '• >»nd
WedlH sip: ,   e' m  :    .    :i   lilii'ibef
miners, who h I. I    . • n I      Chapleau inannj
()ro IV m  the   rwo Friend-   com
i 'apt,, ll.oi-. of the Salvation Army,
mcnci tl    mins Int i town yi terd iy,   wns li re yesti rday,  ennv i    i ■
three t> at bcinu on tho llrst '  ; I.        tlnanclal ■ ip]   't to \ ie Army i
I »i'  :;
Centre Star Sends Twelve Gars of Ore
to Trail.
The Centre Star is making its initial shipment of twelve carloads ot
ore this afternoon to the smelter at
Trail. The cars will average about
30 tons, giving a total of 360 tons
for the shipment. To a reporter
for the RECORD, Superintendent
Davis stated this afternoon that this
would be followed by regular shipments.	
Ilea Hi b) Suicide.
Chicago, Sept. 5.—The body of
Archibald C. Haynes, supposed to
have been connected with a New
York Life Insurance company was
found lying in a bed in a room at
Stafford's hotel last night. He is
supposed to have suicided.
Hon. Arthur Sewall Dead.
Bath, Maine, Sept. 5.—Honorable
Arthur Sewall, democratic nominee
for vice-president in 1896, died at
8 a.m. today as a result of a stroke
of appoplexy suffered several days
Fell From a Window.
Windsor, Ont., Sept. 5.—R. M.
Fitzgerald, an old British pensioner,
while leaning out of his bedroom
window, overbalanced himself and
fell to the ground thirty-five feet below, dying shortly afterwards.
A Notable weddlus;
Hamilton, Sept. 5. —Harry Led-
yard, son of president Led yard of
the Michigan Central railroad,
Detroit, and brother of Baroness
Von Kettler, whose husband was
murdered by the Chinese in Pekin,
was married today to Miss Maud
Hendrye, daughter of VV. Hendrye,
the well known railway cartage
agent aad horse fancier, this city.
■ITIK    MIIM   l[l IVI l(l\.
Stopped a Runaway and
Saved Five Persons
From Death.
New York, Sept. 5.— Five persons were saved from injury or
death last night by Miss Ada Mayo
Railey, daughter of Col. Charles L.
Railey, a well known horseman of
Lexington, Ky. A party of five,
including Miss Railey has driven in
an open bus from Sea Bright to
Pleasure bay, and were returning
when, after having gone some distance, they discovereu that the
coachman was not on the box and
that the horses, a pair of powerful
animals, were running away.
Miss Railey, who is known
throughout Kentucky as a horsewoman of remarkable skill, climbed
through a window scarcely large
enough to admit her slender body
sidewise, managed to get hold one
line, and threw one ol the horses,
bringing the vehicle to a sudden
stop on the edge of a ditch near the
approach to the bridge across the
bay. The frightened occupants
climbed out and with thc assistance
of passersby untangled the animals
from the broken harness.
Thoroughbred Moek
Toronto, Ont., Sept. 5.—Hon.
Sydney Fisher, minister of agriculture, speaking at the exhibition
yesterday, expressed the opinion
that just so long as interest in stock
breeding was maintained, prosperity
would attend the breeders. He
favored English as against American thoroughbred slock.
<tin -Hon   Between Venezuela and Colombia Is Nettled.
New York, Sept. 5.—Francis S.
Loomis, U. S. Minister to Venezuela, said: "I learn that the joint
commission of Colombians and
Venezuelans appointed by the queen
of Spain to decide the boundary line
between Colombia and Venezuela,
has advanced the boundary line to
the Negro river. This gives to
Colombia a slice of Venezuela
which reduces the size of the latter
about one eighth. The land in
question is barren country.
Has Disappeared.
Toronto, Sept. 5.—George S.
Clutton manager of the city and
county loan association of this city,
has disappeared. He is alleged to
have been short in his accounts.
Aeronaut  Had   Nothing
Under Him But the
Paris, Sept. 5. — M. Jacques
Faure, has successfully crossed the
channel in a balloon. He left the
Crystal Palace, London, at 8
o'clock Saturday night and arrived
at Alette, Pas De Calais, at 3
o'clock Sunday morning. The
crossing of the channel occupied
four hours. During this time the
aeronaut kept his balloon at a
height of 700 metres.
A very remarkable scene occurred
in the recent national Democratic
convention at Kansas City. The
first man of roval blood to sit in all
the rights and privileges of a delegate in any convention ever held in
the United States was there—and
it was a Democratic convention.
He was Prince David of Hawaii.
Strager still it was his vo.e at tbe
meeting of the committee on resolutions that put the free silver plank
into the platform:
Apparently no one knew his views
as he sat silent in tbe meeting—a
meeting which lasted all night, because of opposition to the free silver. When the time came for
him to vote, the ballot stood 25 to
24 for free silver. If be voted with
the majority, the resolution was
lost. But he did not. And today
the newspapers are commenting on
the singular balance of power held
by a delegate from the youngest of
the territories, especially in view of
the attitude ol the Democratic party
toward the adnvssion of Hawaii.
President Cleveland lor a time prevented annexation, and leading
Democrats opposed it. Yet the
first representative Irom the "para-
dise of the Pacific" is placed in a
position to cast the deciding vote
on the most important plank in the
party platform—a platform upon
which the entir«" election may easily
The Heath Itoll
Toronto, Sept. 4.—John Rankin,
collector of customs at Bowmanvillc
from 1 <Sj 1 to 1899, is dead here,
aged eighty-five.
Chatham, Ont, Sept. 4.—Robert
O'Hara, local master in chancery
died here yesterday morning, aged
seventy-seven years.
Sarnia, Ont., Sept. 4.—Chattel
McKenzie, ex-M. P. and brother of
the late Hon. Alexander McKenzie,
is dead.
Hiiftliiess Tronbles
Wilwaukee,   Wis.,  Sept. 4.—Ja-'
cob Gross, treasurer of Cross Pros.
company,    shot     himself    Monday
afternoon   and    died    last    night.
Business troubles caused death.
Liberal* are llopel'ul.
Sault Stc. Marie, Ont., Sept. 5.—
At a political picnic held here on
labor day. under the auspices of the
liberal association, Hon. Mr. Tarte
predicted that the liberals would
carry 51 out of 65 seats in the province of Quebec, Hon. Mr. Muloek
also expressed the opinion that the
public would support the Laurier
administration for what it had done
during the last four years.
Muleteers Did Not Like Their Food-
ami Rebelled.
New   Orleans,    Sept.
British transport Montcalm with
1400 mules for South Africa, has
been anchored in midstream a few
miles below this port for 48 hours
with a mutiny on board. English
stokers refused to work alongside
Danish stokers and Chicago muleteers rebelled against the quality
of food furnished. Last night scores
of the ringleaders of the mutiny
were placed in prison.
Causes of  the Trouble
Sunday, however, the British
stokers refused to go to work.
They had learned that four Danish
stokers had been given places on
the ship's crew and they refused to
handle a shovel of coal until they
had been displaced.
Then a complication developed in
another quarter. Seventy old
muleteers had been shipped, 30 of
whom hailed from Chicago. The
Chicagoans had had one meal from
the ship's fare and .vent on a strike.
Forty ofthe ringleaders were placed
in jail, but the muleteers made their
Arebdeacou mills
Kjngston, Ont., Sept. 5.—After
several ballots had been taken in
this morning's session of the
Ontario synod, Archdeacon Mills
of Montreal, was elected Co-adjutor
Bishop of Ontario.
Bullied Phvslelaus
Watertown, N. Y. Sep. 5.—Mrs.
Win. F. Rose, of Copenhagen,
whose case had baffled the medical
fraternity of the state died yesterday. During the past few years
she had had fifty operations performed and nearly three thousand
pounds of fluid taken from her
Transport California, ten
Days Overdue, at
Washington, Sept. 5.—The war
department today received a cablegram saying that the California had
reached Manilla, having been delayed by a broken propeller.
The California was about ten days
overdue. It is reported that 700
tons of commissary stores which
she carried have been damaged or
destroyed. How this occurred was
not stated in the brief cable received
by the war department.
Mn_ mist 111.
Ottawa, Sept. 5. — Alexander
King who shot and killed one
Davenport at White Horse Rapids
must die at Dawson City 00 October 2nd, a commutation of sentence
having been refused.
A « ouservatlve Nomination.
Meretville, Out., Sept. 5.—North
Leeds and Grenville conservatives
have chosen J. E. Lavell, of Smith's
Palls to oppose F. T. Frost.
Id Heiioiiillintea
Durham, Out., Sept. 4.—Liberals of South Grey have again nominated Dr. Landerkin.
All Kveu s. hit
Toronto, Sept. 4.—The result of
the lacrosse games betweei. Toronto
ond New Westminster clubs, four
to four, was naturally a surprise,
taking into consideration the manner in which the westerners defeated
the Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa
A,, lit,mull, llroxvned
Perth, Out., Sept. 4.— Willie,
son of G. G. Publow, of this town
was drowned while playing on saw-
logs at Allan's sawmill yesterday
OKI Mi »!■> IT.
A Lawyer's Clerk shoots Two Bleu.
New York, Sept. 5. — Martin
Wellman, a lawyer's clerk, in a
drunken frenzy, to-day shot James
Allen and John Kane, tha former
will die. Wellman had to be
clubbed into unconsciousness before
he would surrender to the police
who effected his arrest.
Are Holding OH*.
Toronto, Ont., Sept. 5. —The
evening Independent, conservative,
publishes an interview with George
Taylor, sonservative, to the effect
that the liberals are in bad condition
in Eastern Ontario and Quebec and
are holding off the announcement of
a dissolution on that account.
Damages for the Violation   of   Religious
New Yoik, Sept. 5.—One ofthe
laws of Judaism society, regarded
by the more pious of the faith, is
that no one of the faith shall handle
fire on the Sabbath. The pious Jew
does not light his fire nor gas.
Above all things he does not smoke
tobacco. Samuel Froomkin avers
that he is one of those |who lives
strictly to the tenets of the faith.
Because, as he alleges, Harris Hy-
man has circulated a report that
Froomkin smoked a cigar on the
Sabbath, Froomkin has brought
an action in the city court, contend-
tending than Hyman has injured
him in his business and good standing in the community to the amount
of $2000. The case is anique in
the history of jurisprudence.
Through the courtesy of President W. H. Burman of the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, The Rkcord has received
copies of recent publications issued
by that body, We must congratulate the society on the useful work
it is doing, The annual report for
the past year, while showing that
the society is far from the ideal at
which it aims, demonstrates that
good work has been done. But it
is of the two pamphlets accompanying the report that we wish to speak
particularly. One of these is a
clear and succinct statement of the
progress and condition of natural
science in Manitoba and the Northwest, It is from the pen of President Burman, and contains a deal
of valuable information relative to
explorations, agriculture, meteorology 1 geology, botany, entomology,
and zoology.
The second of the two pamphlets
will prove far more interesting to
the average reader and at the same
time hardly less valuable in promoting the aim of the society. It is
entitled "On tbe St. Paul Trail in
the Sixties," its author being W.
G. Fonseca, a pioneer of the old
Red River days. A native of St
Croix, he found his way to the Red
River settlement in 1859, engaged
in business, married one of the
Logan family and settled on Point
Douglas, now a part ot the city of
Winnipeg. His paper is a well
written series of reminiscences of
the old cart trail from Fort Garry to
St. Paul in the days when Winnipeg
had not yet come into existence.
The value ol such papers, apart
from their interest as reading matter
is beyond estimation. Too often
the people of a city or province
allow early historical matter to
perish, and then lament vainly alter
it is irrecoverable.
The pamphlet is illustrated with
a number of rough but valuable
wood cuts, perhaps the most valuable being a picture of the first
newspaper ollice of Winnipeg in
18(10. Another shows a group of
early settlers 111 camp by the roadside.
The national democratic  convention cost Kansas City $60,253.
Town   Of Ladybrand Is   At  Last
Capetown, Sept. 5.—The seige
of Ladybrand has been raised after
several desperate attempts to capture the town and its little garrison
of 150 British troops. The Boers
who attacked Ladybrand are estimated to have numbered over 2,000.
The British were summoned September 2, but refused and from that
time on were subject to continual
rifle and cannon fire. The burgers
twice tried to rush the British position. Probably the approach of a
relief force saved the little garrison.
War Practically Over
New York, Sept. 5—The London
correspondent of the Tribune says
Lord Roberts' annexation of the
Transvaal is generally regarded at
home and in South Africa as an
indication that the war is practically
over. The stock exchange take
this view. The effect of the proclamation will be to cause the
Transvaal burghers now in arms to
be treated as rebels and forfeit
belligerent rights. It is hoped that
by this means the hoplessness of
further resistance will be speedily
brought to the Boers. But the experience of the Orange river colony
is not altogether encouraging.
Lost In the Catacombs.
Rome, Sept. 5. — Two young
Americans, students at thc university of Eichstadt, visited;tlie catacombs yesterday with their triends
and up to a late hour last night no
trace of them had   been discovered.
Later.—The lost students Harry
Fengel and George Laughey were
found at 3 o'clock this morning by
German student friends, who carrying torches and guided by the -irch-
aelogist Signor Marucchi, had
searched for them all night long.
Shah of Persia has Captured Ali /Mahomet
Chicago, Sept s\—A dispatch
from Moscow says: "After a desperate fight Ali Mahomet Bey, the
rebel who has been trying to get
possession of thc Persian throne,
has been defeated by the Cossacks
hastily summoned to oppose his
march on the capital and has been
thrown into an underground dungeon."
Following is a   summary   of the
sales on the local  exchange   today
together with the quotations:
B 0. Gold Fields        \\\^
His Three         ;t
Black Tail  ir,
Brandon Ac Golden Grown, in
California  10
Canadian Gold Fields        h%
Cariboo [damp Mclvinney] 80
Centre Star $ 1 ui    $1
Crow's Nest Pass Coal ... .*:{« mi    *.■{•
DoerTrail No. li         41/
Dundee  55
Evening star .'.'.'.'.'.'      t»u
Giant        >xy
Humestaku (Assess, paid)        2
Iron Mask  35
Iron Oolt  ;i
'•A1'  MK
Jumbo  2(1
King (Oro Denoro)  "7
Knob Hill   go
hone I'i lie Consol  II
Monte Cliristo         uj^
Montreal Gold Fields'       4%
Morrison         .1
Mountain Lion  (1:1
Noble Five   flu
North Star (Bait Kootenay)!] 00
Novelty   \ Ji>
Okanogan (Alien, paid).. \>
Old IrollMlllHH  M)
Payne  gj
Peoria \i iu<*»        ;i
PrtnCMI Maud  8U
vjmlp , 21
Rambler-Cariboo  24U
Republic  fff
HI. Klino Consolidated.... r>
Sullivan  11
Tanmrac [Kenneth] ... 4u
Tom Thumb  20
Van Anda  g
Virginia  ,,,, :|
War Eagle Consolidated,.! 1 68    I i
Waterloo  .■■/
While Hoar .'.'.'.  ~iy
Winnipeg ,,,,,' m *
KI !i
Kills Is Appointed
Ottawa, Sept. 5._An order |„
council passed this morning appoint,
ing John V. Ellis, M. P. o1 St"
Johns, N. K., to the senate m
place of Senator  Burpee,  resigned
Seriously Wounded
Ottawa, Sept. 5.—Sir. Alfred
Milne cables from Capetown announcing tbe serious wounding 0f
private C. C. M. Watts, of Virden
Man., (Stratbconu's Horse) at Sud-
fontein on September 1st.
Richard Harding'Davis'say that
the Boers have just as much chance
of winning as they ever had. True
no doubt.
The   new    king  of   Italy   is less
th"n five feet in height.
The Dowager Empress is Still Looking
for Trouble
London, Sep. 5.—There is little
indication that the dowager empress
is ready to treat for peace, even if
the allied powers reach an agreement in regard to the best means
of opening negotiations. On the
contrary many rumors gathered at
Shanghai suggest that she is carrying on her anti-foreign policy with
increased zeal. The latest reported
impei ial decree from Tsi Yuan Fu
is said to be defiant and unrepentant
and to contain the statement that
the court fled lest the emperor
might be killed during the fighting
between tbe Boxers and Christians
and thus leave no one to continue
the "celestial worship." The decree
is also said to exhort a union of the
viceroy's to "avenge the injuries indicted on China" by the powers.
If, I,, 11 Ion   Spreading.
New Vork, Sep. 5.—The fl.ime
of rebellion has been fanned in the
southern provinces and a tremendous conflagration is predicted within a month, says a dispatch to the
Herald from Hongkong. Placards
and pamphlets are being circulated
in Canton and the province intimating that the allies are thoroughly
routed. Tbe feeling against foreigners is bursting the bounds of official
control. The majority of mission
stations in Kia.ig Tung have cither
been destroyed or looted. Native
Christians are terribly abused. A
systematic looting of bouses of
English speaking Chinamen has
taken place.
Several reform parties who have
their headquarters in Hongkong
have signed an appeal tt the British
minister imploring the assistance of
a reform government in establishing
Making as the capital and the reelection of enlightened Chinese
offlciiala to administer the government with foreign advisers. These
people are disheartened at Ihe repot ted intention of the powers lu
withdraw from China.
luti waffled 1'iMiiuj*.
The practical cessation of trade
with the north bas thrown thousands
Of Chinese in each port out of employment. They are ready to join
the rebels. The l-'rench aggression
at Swatow and Japanese aggression
at Anioy, intensify the hatred of
the foreigners.
The  Imp* rial I ,11. I
Washington, Sept. 5.—The United States government have not yet
been informed about any further responses being made by the powers
to the Russian note respecting the
withdrawal of troops from Pekin.
Therefore the negotiations on this
point cannot be said to have been
marked by any formal advancement,
though it is known that unofficial
exchanges arc in progress which
doubtless arc preparing Ihe way for
a formal agreement between the
powers in tbe near future.
The United States government
have not yet rccicved a copy of the
imperial edict referred to in the
Shanghai despatches naming  Karl
I.i with several other Chinese notables as plenipotentiaries to negotiate
for B settlement with the powers,
but Ihe state department is advised
of the existence of such an edict. HELD THE PASS
How Sight
Volunteers  Routed the
London, Sept. i—A Queenstown
dispatch describes the capture of
Gen. Olivier, during the Boer attack on Winburg. Eight Queens-
town volunteers sortied from the
town and took up a position in the
donga through which the road
passed and behind the Boer position.
As the Boers retired in single file
they were taken one by one, and
put out of sight, until the colonials
had captured 28, including Gen.
Olivier and his three sons. Two
hundred Boers were following in
close order. The colonials then
began a hard volley firing with the
result that they killed six Boers and
frightened off the others, who had
no idea of the actual number in th
While China is having trouble
with the'powers, her greatest trouble arises from her own internal
condition. We speak from personal observation when we say that
the state of affairs in China is deplorable so far as it relates to governmental and administrative matters, and unfortunately the country-
seems incapable of correcting its
own evils or prescribing an efficient
remedy for its own diseases.
The chief and radical difficulty in
China appears to be the lack of a
strong central government. In some
respects China is a mere collection
of independent provinces, each of
which ha*.*its own tautai or governor. This officer closely resembles, in his (unctions and powers,
the ruler of a principality who
yields feudal homage to his overlord only so far as suits his advantage or pleasure.
To illustrate  this   point.    When
the  writer   was  in   China   several
years ago, part of his   mission consisted in   investigating   the   subject
of cotton   supply and   manufacture.
Through   the  courtesy  of  Messrs.
Jardine,   Matheson   &   Co.,   one of
the largest firms  in   the Orient, we
were   afforded   every     facility   for
making   this   investigation,   one of
their  superintendents,    Mr.   Ainee,
kindly giving   us his   time und service as chaperone   and guide.    The
result  convinced  us of  several important tacts, and  it is in the bear
ing of these on   the   present serious
crisis   in   Chinese   affairs that   we
wish to speak.
In the first place we were amazed
to find the hick of coherence among
the states or provinces of China.
Of course we were prepared to
find them speaking various dialects, the speech of one province
being utterly unintelligible to the
people of another, and the written
or classical language being a sealed
mystery to the vast mass of the
population. But we had not been
prepared to find the general organism of the 'Empire so invertebrate
and impotent. Finding that then-
is a large territory in the interior of
China, admirably adapted to treproduction of cotton, we inquired
why the mills at Shanghai, which
by the way are of the most
modern type and magnificently
equipped with the latest improved
machinery, could not get their supply trom these interior provinces.
We found that an insuperable obstacle was presented in the fact that
each province had the power to levy
a separate tax upon any commodity
pissing through its borders, and
that this tax or likin, as it is called,
depended solely upon thc whim of
the governor of that particular
province. In other words he could
levy tribute as freely as any Arab
chief who ever exacted booty from
a passing caravan, and in most instances he was lully as mucli* inclined to do so. This o.ie fact
speaks more than volumes .is to the
internal relationship in Chinese affairs. It is as If every state from
Maine to California, or each province in the Dominion had power to
levy a separate -.ax upon any commodity passing through it, and this
tax were regulated solely by the
despotic whim of an absolute and
arbitrary ruler.
Another startling fact in connection with the administration of
affairs in China is the ignorance
and isolation of the vast and unnumbered multitudes by which the
country is populated. Japan is
justly proud of her victory in the
war ivith China, but the fact remains that Japan, thoroughly
aroused and imbued with a spirit of
martial pride and national unity,
fought only an inconsiderable part
of China. When we were in China
we were reliably informed that millions of her people in the interior
were still in ignorance of the fact
that a war had been fought with
China is still living in the darkness of the middle ages, while the
rest of the world has made centuries of swift and marvelous progress since those days of feudal ignorance, barbarity and superstition.
StrCutch Has Foundered
in Northern Waters-
Refused Help-
Port Townsend, Wash, Aug. 30.
—The sreamer Topeka has arrived
from the north with 150 passengers and $100,000 in gold dust.
The British steamer Ctitch is ashore
on Horse Shoe reef in Stephens passage, 25 miles from Juneau, and
badly damaged. The sea was
smooth when she struck on
August 24, and passengers and crew
succeeded in reaching the beach,
where they were camped when the
Topeka passed.
The Topeka offered assistance.
It was refused, but the cargo was
being thrown overboard. The
Steamer Tread well was despatched
to assist the wrecked vessel, but it
was thought she would become a
total loss, as she was full of water
aft, and settling.
The statistical year-book of Canada for iSi)i) has just been issued,
and the RECORD takes pleasure in
acknowledging the reception of a
In this era of periodical literature
all kinds of "annuals" are issued,
from the yellow-covered pages devoted to setting torth thc claims of
a quack medicine, up to the recondite investigations and proceedings
of scientific and philosophic societies. In all the long list none perhaps will be found more practically
useful to a resident of Canada than
the year-book, now in its fifteenth
year, issued by Alfred Hewitt of
Toronto. It has come to be a recognized authority, and finds a
place in every good reference
library. Among its principal features are the following:
A succinct historical sketch, well
worth publication as a separate
pamphlet and a place in the schools
as a text-book. It is supplemented
by a statement of physical features,
condition and government, treaties,
lands and land regulations.
The statistical matter, which is
almost overwhelming in its comprehensiveness, and which is methodically arranged, embraces agriculture,
mines, fisheries, trade and commerce, currency and hanking, railways and canals, marine, postoflice,
finance, insurance, telegraphs, telephones, electric lights, militia, social, churches, population, education, libraries, the insane, charities,
lepers, temperance work, divorce,
patents, vital statistics, penitentiary
and criminal, immigration and governmental.
The extent of the book ma) be
judged from the tact that it contains
606 closely printed pages, supplemented hy an analytical index ol
1 8 pages.
Wounded  Volunteers Have Reached
Quebec, Sept. 1.—The steamship
Tunisian, from Liverpool, arrived
here last •vening with a number of
invalided Canadians from South
Africa, among whom are the following British Columbians: A company, Royal Canadians, Private W.
H. Brooking, New Westminster,
Fifth regiment. Private C. W.
Gamble, Victoria, Fifth regiment
Canadian Artillery; Private W. S.
Mackic, Vancouver, Fifth regiment.
C. A. Brooking was wounded in
the knee while engaged in the battle at Paardeberg and was shortly
afterwards stricken with fever. Me
is still lame from the effects of the
wound. He and all other invalids
who arrived on the Tunisian speak
in high terms of the treatment accorded them in the hospitals in
South Africa and England and also
of their treatment while on the trip
The year t»ook of Canada just issued gives the following facts
about British Columbia:
British Colombia was admitted
by imperial order in council, May
16, 1871, on address of the legislature and address of the Federal parliament.
It contains a land area of 382,300
square miles.
Its average mean summer temperature is 61 degrees; winter, 32.4.
Following is the density of population of the several provinces, the
figures givan showing the average
number of persons to the square
Prince Edward  Island    51.5
Nova Scotia    22
New   Brunswick    11.4
Ontario    10
Quebec     6.5
Manitoba        2.4
British   Columbia 3
Total average, Canada,..     1.5
An interesting batch of statistics
in the year book is that concerning
the educational returns for British
Columbia. In 1877 the total number of pupils in common .schools
was 1938, the average attendance
being 1210. In 1899 the total attendance was 7430, the average being 4280. In 1878 there were only
50 common schools in the province;
in 1S99 there were 244
The graded school sy»*uni was
inaugurated in 1884 with 7 schools,
22 teachers and 1743 pupils. Last
year there were 32 graded schools,
169 teachers and 11,865 pupils. In
1877 there was but one high school,
with three teachers and do pupils;
in 1898 there were four with 12
teachers and 490 pupils. In 1877
the total expenditure by government for schools in British Columbia was $45,350; last year it was
The growth of the maritime commerce of British Columbia is shown
by the following table ot registered
sea-going tonnage carrying cargoes
into and out of the province, by periods of five years: 1874-78, total
tonnage 1,439,817; 1870-83, 3,358,-
885; 1884-88, 4,089,788; 1889-03,
8.927,979^1894-98, 11,052,109.
in 1880 there was bin one Board
of Trade in tha province; now there
are 14.     ________
Our iHarUsmea
Ottawa, Aug. 29. —Shooting this
morning was for Kirkpatrick's cup.
Three British Columbians were in
tliis competition and won money
prizes. Sergt. Major Richardson,
Victoria, won $5, with a score of
(10, Sergt. Major McDougall and
Sergt. Bodley each $5, with scores
of 50 each.
soi 111 Miiti'ttl.it   NOmiNATION
t  k. Atkinson will Oppose Tlsdale
at coiuiug Bleotlon
Simcoe, Ont. Aug. 29.-— loutli
Norfolk liberals have nominated
T. R. Atkinson to oppose Hon.
David Tlsdale at the next general
A TIC Al rolls' 8ENTKNCK.
Deserted      American*     and    Vouicht
Afguiusl   I'll,ill
Chicago, Sept. 1.—Henry Vance,
late of the United States Volunteers,
was brought from the Philippines
on the transport Thomas under
sentence of 99 years imprisonment
at Alcatraz. This man, it was
proven, not only deserted the rank
ofthe American army, but took
arms against his comrades and
while serving as a major with the
Filhpino's, attacked wagon trains
and escort parties. Vance was captured, court martialed and sentenced
to be shot, but owing to the clemency of President McKinley his punishment was commuted to 99 years
(aimot He Koilllil.
By  Associated   Press.
London, Sept. 1.—The gunboat
which has been searching for the
missing boats with part of the crew
ot the wrecked British steamer India has returned to Aden without
meeting with any success.
fit 1/1:  111. hum.
teeelptn   Whlcli   Hi**    Contests.
New York, Sept. 1. — It is estimated that since the passage of the
Horton Law in 1896, 3330 fights
have taken place in this slate the
majority in Greater New York.
The total receipts are placed at
about $8,805,000. The Erne-Mc-
Govern fight drew the biggest
crowd and Corbett-MeCoy fight had
the largest receipts, about $60,000.
Fears   Entertained    for
Safety   of   the
San Francisco, Sept. 1,—The big
steamer California, bound from this
port to Manila, with nearly 6000
tons of supplies for the army in the
Philippines, is now out 45 days and
20 per cent reinsurance has been
offered on the vessel. Thc steamer
is overdue Irom Honolulu lo Manila easily fourteen days and the
general impression among shipping
men here is that she has broken her
shaft or met with some other accident. Thc California was launched
May it and this is her maiden
voyage, She is 4SS feet long and
her measured capacity is 13,000
tons. Her captain is Geo. D. Morrison, who wis sent here from New
York to take command.
The Globe urges that the British
government oppose to the uttermost the idea ot the evacuation "I
Pekin, in which course,   the  paper
adds, it will be   supported   In    Km-
pcror William ot German)'.
Russia iiim iit-en misunderstood
New Vork, Aug.   89.—"Russia's
attitude has been greatly misrepresented. Her operations in northern
China are conducted solely for the
purpose of restoring peace and order, 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 felt keenly the aspersions
lately cast upon their country,
Tlie 11, 0, Lacrosse Men
Montreal, Aug. 30.—The New
Westminster lacrosse club yesterday afternoon defeated the Shamrocks of this city by a score ol six
goals to    two.    The G izette  this
morning, commenting on the result
"The more wc sec of the western
men the belter we like them." The
British Columbian's plaj the Capitals of Ottawa on Saturday and the
Torontos, at Toronto, on Monday,
labor day. The Gazette says the
probabilities of the results are ono
less, one win,
The Emperor Defines the Chinese
Si illation.
St. Petersburg, Sep. 1.—The emperor has directed the acting lor-
elgn minister to address to his representatives abroad, the circular
which follows. "The immediate
objects which the imperial government had in view at the very outset
of the Chinese trouble were as
"First—To protect the Russian
legations at Pekin.
"Second—To assure the safety of
Russian subjects against the criminal intention ofthe Chinese   rebels.
Third—To render help to the
Chinese government in its struggle
with these troubles in tbe interests
of a speedy establishment of the
legal order of things in   the empire.
"As a result all the powers interested, with the same object in view,
sent troops to China. The imperial government, therefore, propose
the following fundamental principles
to guide the powers in   China:
"First.—The maintenance of a
common agreement among the
"Second—Thc maintenance ofthe
former state of organism in China.
"Third.—The removal of everything that could lend to the partition of the Celestial empire.
"Fourth. — The establishment
with the united powers of a legal
central government at Pekin, able
alone to preserve order and tranquility in the country. On these
points agreements prevail with
almost all the powers. While pursuing no other objects the imperial
government will continue steadfastly to adhere to its former program
ot action."
Great Hrimin'*. Position.
London, Sept. 1.—The foreign
office here is not ready to make
public Great Britain's position in
thc recent Chinese situation, hut all
indications tend to confirm the belief that Lord Salisbury favors the
principle contained in the American-
Russian proposals, although he may
have some   modification to   submit.
tiii:  MIOOT  < i.tiM<;s.
Award ofPrlsosBj    Dominion Bills
Ottawa. Sept. 1.—The Dominion
Rifle Association meet was finished
yesterday. In the governor generals match, Sergt.Major Richardson,
fifth regiment, Victoria, won $10
and Sergt. Bodley, of same regiment S<) with score of each of 182.
Sergt. Major Lettice and Driver J,
L. Beckwith,also of same regiment,
with score oi 178 and 177 respectively, won S3. Sergt. Major McDougall, with -core of 173 won $4.
Lieut. Col. Anderson if 13rd. Ottawa, I- stated yesterday, won the
1 up and Dominion Rille Association
medal and SJOO, with a score id
In the extra series (B-8oo yards, 1
the following British Columbians
won prizes: Gunner Bodley and
Sergt. Major Richardson, tilth regiment Victoria each S4, score 24
each. In extra series 000 yards:
Sergt. Bodley Si 1.8a score 35; gunner J. L, Beckwith, same regiment
S3, score
Gibson   Match,   500
yards,    five   shots   in   one     minute
Sergt. Bodley S3 64, SCOre 34,
Russia's Notification
London, Aug. jo. A special dispatch from St. Peterburg contains
lhesomewh.it remarkable   assertion
that Russia  will notify  the powers
that she considers Ihe relief of the
Pekin legations as the final accomplishment ol the military task ol the
allied forces.
The afternoon papers, however,
reg ud the actn its ol the allies at
Pekin and the difficult) ol discovering 11 responsible Chinaman, with
whom to treat, unless Li I lung
Chang is able lo  secure   , ici'dtilials
.  .. 1 '.    (..   .,   ....   ,..   .,11   «-,...■..,>-.. i *.   im.Ii.  -
is nidi.
satisfactory to all powers
ative thai the solution ot the problem will be more prolonged and
more difficult than previously hoped.
km Kit son   k.:m«.\>
Nay Coutfst I'oDsiltueucy  for House
of < ominous.
(By Associated  Press.) *sti
Fredericton, N. B., S;pt. 1.—
Hon. H. R. Emerson, premier of
New Brunswick, handed in his resignation to Lieutenant Governor McLennan last night, intending, it is
stated, to either go to the supreme
court of the province or contest the
constituency for the house of commons. Emerson, is succeeded by
Hon. L. J. Tweedie as premier and
provincial secretary. >
win oppose Holmes,
Goderich, ont*. Sept. 1.—West
Huron Conservatives have chosen
Robert McLean to oppose Robert
Holmes, the sitting liberal member.
Accidental ileum
Belleville, Ont., Aug. 30 —Miss
Tillie McCrudden, was crushed to
death by a tram this morning, She
attempted to alight after the train
The Deutschland /Wakes
Remakarble Speed
Aross Atlantic,
New York Sept. 1.— Th? fame-
ous express steamer Deutschland of
Hamberg American line has again
eclipsed all previous records for
fast trans-Atlantic travelling. She
has broken the eastern and western
records. Her time on the voyage
just ended is 5 days 12 hours 29
minutes between tbe Mole at the
entrance of Cherbourg harbor and
^andy hook lightship. At noon on
the 31 she passed the record for the
fastest days run. making 584 knots.
Her average speed was 23.02 knots
per hour.
Imperial <iiinimer Palace Fall*
St. Petersburg, Aug. 31.—General Linevitch, commanding the
Russian troops at the Chinese capital, reports chat the Russian detachment on August 19 captured
without loss, the Imperal summer
palace. The Russian artillerymen
have also unearthed at Pekin thirty
cannons and many riiles. A large
quantity of silver was found at
Tsung Li Vamen.
Tlie  Fleet  mi Taku
"Inquiry ot Admiral Remey, concerning our fleet at Taku, was
answered thai no such resolution
had been adopted. He now cables
that the admirals have agreed to
write io the Dean ofthe Legations
at Pekin, instructions in case Li
I lung Chang snould arrive at Taku,
and meantime not allow him to
communicate with Chinese shore
authorities. Remey       dissented
from the last proposition. We take
the same view expressed in lhe Russian note. It seems important that
the Chinese plenipotentiary should
be able to communicate both with
his own government and the United
States military commandant. The
Chinese minister here is without
power or advices. Li Hung Chang
is prima facie, authorized by imperial decree to negotiate, and is the
■inly representative oi responsible
authority now in China so far as we
are advised.
What with bloodv race riots in
New Vork and Louisiana, followed
by Incendiarism and general
slaughter in Ohio ai d Illinois, the
question as to where the center oi
Boxerdom In America is located
seems siill an open one.
The Amnlgimated Waiters' Society of London has started n
movement to do awn) with the tip
custom, The members ol the social) say that tips are 1 less reliable SCOUrce of income than the
salaries paid other workers in the
same establishments, and that they
detract from iheii personal   dignity.
tl II
SLOCAN,      -      -       -       ■      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the first insertion and 5 cents u line each
.subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal advQ.tising.
Locals will he charged 10 cents a line
lor each insertion.
Commercial Hates made known upon
The Subscription is §2 per year, Rt.'iot-
Jy in advance; $2.50 a year if "not so paid.
Address all letters to—
P.. C.
KiirroitiAi. tuioeriNds.
Lord   Roberts   has  annexed
Transvaal to the British Hag.
Notwithstanding the mass of opposing literature sent,  to the house,   the
government has decided to appoint
• the commission to inquire into the
mining laws.
Hon. Clifford Sifton is authority for
the statement that, the Dominion elections will not be held this fall, but he
would not deny  that they may be
licld In fore Christmas.
W. A. (Ltllihcr received the unanimous domination nt tbe Liberal convention at Revelstoke on Wednesday,
*in succession to Hewitt Rostock. He
is a strong candidate.
Coal will be king here during the
Labor dav passed off very quietly
in town.
Kaslo is to ha .*e its famous Comiquc
The public school was closed on
Labor Day.
The Arlington sawmill is rapidly
assuming shape.
S. Rutherford is the new railway
agent at Hosebery.
Every carpenter in town has his
hands full of business.
W. 8. Johnson and wife returned
from Nelson on Monday.
Mrs. Bennett, made n short visit to
Rossland during trie week.    •
(i. B. Chandler has been appointed
('. I'. R. agent at Silverton.
Hill Bros.' tug came In yesterday
with a barge load of lumber.
Bennett & Co. have removed their
store into the Linton building.
,T. (L MtjCallum's new residence is
In tiie hands of the plasterers.
R. C. Campbell-Johnston and wife
came, in yesterday from Nelson.
The local railway officials state
business shows a steady increase.
W. Brandon is fixing up a couple
of dwelling houses In his townsite.
The pile-driver was taken to Rose*
hery Sunday to do some repairing.
Work has commenced on the new
Miners' Union building at Sandon.
A townsite has been located on
Wilson creek, 15 miles from the. lake.
S.Stureh has purchased Sam Whit-
taker's bath house, on the lake front.
Born, in New Denver, on the "1st
ult., Mrs. George Avian!, of a daughter.
Monday being Labor Day the rc-
Oncc more, tho great C.P.U has
patched up its differences with its
employees and peace again prevails.
Labor, systematically organized and | cord office was not opened for busi-
properly conducted,  always   commands respect and wields a mighty
Fifty thousand striking coal miners in Wales won their point a few
days ago and returned to work, and
so relieved John Bull of a great fear
nnd apprehension. England wants
coal always and without it she is
helpl&ss. Dual and beer are two of
her main siuews.
Just beforo the legislature prorogued on Friday, Premier Dunsmuir
stated, in speaking ot the eight hour
law: "It is not tho intention of the
government to alter the bill; it is now
on the statute books and is there  to
Next Tuesday is the. date set for
holding the Miners' Union concert,
and dunce.
Mrs. T. Linton and children returned to their home in Rossland on
Mrs. John Souter and family left
tills week to join her husband on
Okanagan lake.
Geo. Knowles, wife and children
passed through yesterday to their old
home in Sandon.
McCallum & Co. are erecting a
neat warehouse in the rear of their
present premises.
J. (1. McCallum bas torn down his
old store building on the south side of
H. J. Rnbertsmi's.
Hill Bros, have a  greater demand
stay." Surely the conviction will now   fol* t,li«*ir lumber here now  than at
two corner lots in New Denver.
drawings good income. Terms easy.
Apply at Tin-: Drill.
Sunday was a busy day with the
Slocan, she having made several
round trips to Rosebery that day
with the freight barge,
Major Allen left Nelson Saturday
for the east, to secure the legacy of
$3,000 left him by an uncle, 'lie
will continue his studies for a physician .
Another week or ten days will finish the new Arlington wagon road.
The job is being well done, reflecting
great credit upon Tony Long, the
Bennett & Co. wish to inform the
ladies of Slocan and vicinity that
their stock of fall hats has arrived.
All the latest styles and at the, most
reasonable prices.
E, P. Bremner, labor commissioner
has returned to the coast. While at
Rossland he. gave much good advice
to both miner and owner, urging
them to act harmoniously together.
Billy Wall, bridge superintendent
for the C.P.R., came in Saturday i nd
went up the creek to inspect the Pro.
mier group,in which he is interested,
it was his first trip in thc hills since
Tuesday morning, in addition to
the usual pack and saddle horses go
ing up the creek, there were four
four-horse teams and one six horse
team sent up with heavy freight
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan, - B. C
The Muroutt Branch
ofthe W.C.T.U., Slogan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the
Methodistchurch. All meetings open
to those wishingt  join.
.Mas. W. J. Andrews, Mrs. T. B. Hall
President. Cor. Secretary.
Wilson Cafe,
Open Dslj and Night
First=Class Heals at all
hours. All delicacies
of the season served at
Moderate Prices.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
SLOGA N, - •	
Pioneer Livery
and Teed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing nnd Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
11. C.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding StaWes; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Kales.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders left at the Ofliee:
Mines,   Real Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       = B.  C.
H. J.
Large stock of new Coal
and Wood Stoves,Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay have just been received. Call and see
prevail that agitation against tbe
law has no basis of support and no
lmpe of success.
By the narrow margin of IT to 15,
the Grand Forks & Kettle River bill
passed the house early Friday morning, While aimed to benefit the
Grand Forks smelter in enabling it
to secure ores from the Republic
camp in Washington, it will also provide a competitive Hue of railway to
the people of the entire Boundary
camp and disrupt thc monopoly at
present enjoyed by the C.P.R.
The legislature prorogued on Friday afternoon and the members
quickly dispersed to their several
homes. The session lasted longer
than at first thought, but tlie amount
of business trans cted was largo and
Important, t< ndtng groatly to restore
confidence and peace to the laboring,
mercantile and tin mclal circles. Reconstruction of the cabinet will now J°n<
bo In order, and it 'u sale to wager
that one of the main portfolios Will
come to West Kootenay.
any time since 97.
Ben Robertson was married Wednesday, at St. John, N.B., to Miss
Laura Stanley Lane.
Saturday's train out to Nelson was
the heaviest in months, the passenger
list being extra large.
J. Tattersall has given thc order
for lumber and will erect a commod
lous dwelling this fall.
A lecture on the, work of the Salvation Army is announced for tonight
in thc Oddfellows Hall.
Several business men report last
month's trade the best they have yet
experienced in the town.
Ceo. Sorrell has returned from At-
I'm and Dawson. The old timers are
gradually getting back.
It is the intention of the W.C.T.U.
to equip and operate a  ttrst class
reading room this winter.
The shooting season opened on
Saturday and every blunderbuss in
town was called Into requisition.
Tho junior division of the public
The Conservatives of the province
met in session at Now Westminster
lasl week and set their house In older for the Impending federal election. Seventeen resolutions were
adopted, approving the policy ol the
Conservative party, condemning
Laurier for his sloe of omission and
commission, and expressing confidence in the Dominion leadership of
Sir Charles Topper. Charles Wilson,
ol Vancouver, was chosen the party
leader of tho provlnco,
At a meeting of the Independent
Political Action party, recently or
iganlzed by tho Trades nnd Labor
Council, held In Toronto recently,the
.following planks In the platform
were agreed toi First, direct legislation and proportional representation;
ittcond, public, ownership of public
service*) third, single tax: fourth, an
eight hour labor day. fifth, total prohibition ofthe manufacture, sale and
Importation of Intoxicating liquors as
beverages! sixth, compulsory arbitration of labor disputes .as practlci d
in New Zealand; seventh, govern
ment works to be done by day labor
is without  a   teacher   Mil
Moss having resigned her position.
Rev. Mr. McICoe and wife were in
| attendance at the presbytery meet
imr held in Greenwood last week.
Rossland had a monopoly of the
Labor Dav celebration in Kootenay.
A filial*' fare prevailed from here.
T. McNeish & Co. are erecting a
large warehouse al,  the end of their
store.    The old one wns torn down.
One or two parties from here at-
b nded the opening of Johnn> Harris'
new hotel in Sandon, last, Thursday.
1). Maepherson and Harry Gibson
returned on Saturday from a two
months'prospecting tour in the Sal-
mo district.
W. T. Doyle and H. O. Keoferare
applying to the provincial authorities
for a license for tho chapleau hotel,
Lemon creek.
Fraction Mineral Cluiiii.
Situate in the Sloean City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located : —between tho Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on the noith forkoi Springer
TAKF. NOTICE that I, Arthur B. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. F. DuBois,
j free miner's certificate No. B2680), in-
lend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder forn certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaiuing a Crown Orantof ihe above
And further take notice that action,
under section 117, must he commenced
before the issuance of such certificate ol
Dated this 18th day of Julv. A,D. 1900.
Arlington No. i Pruotlon Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division ol tbe West  Kootenay I'isiriet.
Where locate!: between the Arlington No. 2 and Burling,on No. 2
mineral claims, on the north lork ol
Springei creek,
TAKENOTICE that I, Arthurs Fat-
well, acting us agent for .1. Frank Collom,
free miner'.*" certificate No, 1)14374, intend, iljcty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tlie Mining Recorder tor a certi
flea te of improvements, for the purpote
of obtaining n Crown i Irant ol the above
And further lake notice that action,
under section 87, must be commenced
before the issuance oi such certificate ol
impr .\einents.
Dated this 18th day of July,A.D. 1000.
Wo keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Lie,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mall Orders receive prompt
and careful attention.
J, L. WHITE & Co.
SLOCAN,      -      -      13,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
\. David,
For a Nice Fall Suit, Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      Wo use ouly Al.
Trimmings and tlie Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
T. McNeish & Co. ~ 7 "=
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make a specialty of handling only the best goods the market
provides, Their Gents' furnishings, Clothing, Boots it Shoes
are new and moderate, in price. Their store is always noted
for the freshness and quality of the Groceries and Provisions.
Special attention given to mine orders.
Slocan, B. C
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        -       BLOCAN
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and  Blacksmith Coal.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Commercial) Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway,
or any other description,
At Reasonable  Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
he Drill, Slocan
phone line
(!  local  ollice ol'the .'Mm-   ("** fl __,.,.
usday.and the system Is  SlOCOH
The new Arlington tele
reached th
pany on Tu
now lnstallei
The local Liberals sent no delegate
to the Uevelstoke convention, nor the
Conservatives to   the  Xe'V VVestmltl'
ster gathering,
.1. l>. Fox, formerly of New Denver, was married at Nelson on Wed
nesdny, to a Bister of Martin 0'RleU.y,
the dry Moods man.
The latest sport is BDOOtlng doff sal
inoii in  (loaf creek,   of which there
nppcar to bo many this season   au
unusual occurrence,
cheap.   A cottage and1
per annum
V'ast    Fast   lUilv Train—West
With improved connecting service
via Revel-toko or Crow's Nest
route to and Irom
First-Class Sleepers on  till  Trains
from Arrowhead and Kootenay
Tourist Cars pa88 Medicine Hal daily
for St. Paul; Saturdays for Mon- '
treal and Boston;   Mondays
and Thursdays for Toronto.
Same Cars pass   Revelstoke one day
Connections :
10.00OH San lv Slocan City arex Sun 16.60
17.10ex Sun lv Slocan City ar ex Sun 0.60
For rates, tickets, and I'. II information apply to Agent, Sloean City,
T. P. A.,
E, .1. COYLE,
A.C. P, A,
a Home 1
Tken come to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Le vein ess,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting, Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, School
Hosnital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality*


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