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VOL. I., No. 20.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   SEPTEMBEB   28,   1000.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Giant Powder,    Gutta Percha Fuse,   Jessops' Steel,
Stoves and Tinware,    Gasoline and Coal Oil,
Miners' Supplies.
Just received 180 Cases of Giant Powder
and a large quantity of Bennett's Fuse.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Just Received:
A large consignment of the celebrated
Health Brand Underwear
for Ladies and Cents.
Our Grocery Stock will bo found fresh and complete.
renege Solicited.
Your Pat-
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairvicw. and Camp McKinnev, B. C.
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests 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.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Sill and Penal luiennt 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.
r.arj(« Body of Ore III Sight—Peoullar
Oompoiltlon of tin* mineral- Ii Very
similar t<> the Rotsland Article—A
Tunneling Proposition!
Bob Cooper nnd Harry Sheran
have, in the Hope, one of the most
likely propositions in tho camp and,
because of its accessibility, one that
can ho economically handled. Its
surface outcrop is immense and justi
lies the belief of the existence of largo
ore dc[)osits. The property was located several years ago and lias had
much work done on it. Tuesday II.
Sheran came down from Denver and
went up to tlie property,accompanied
by Win. Tlioiulinson, who is enthusiastic over tlie showings.
Cooper has been working on the
property alone for si me time and has
cut a mass of mixed sulphides, upwards of eight feel in thickness. This
hotly of mineral shows galena, zinc
blende, pyrrhotlto, and iron and
copper pyrites, with a mixed gnngut
Of quartz, calclteaud altered granite.
The limits of the ore body are not at
present clearly defined, but the owners are not anxious on that account.
Considerable sampling and testing
has yet to be done to determine fully
the values in the ore, but from what
is already known, gold, silver and
lead are likely to be the contents of
value. The ne'v wagon road up
Lemon creek passes within a mile oi
the property, which is a tunnel proposition, requiring very little timbering. Tho outcrop of mineral on the
Hope is unique in this camp and
much resembles thc famous iron
capping of Rossland. Tlie Hope is
crown grante I, is in a good position
and is well timbered.
A Praia Imitation.
Hero is the way the Spokane Press
Club invites ye editor to the Industrial Exposition in that city: "We
want you at the fourth annual doings
ofthe Spokane Press Club, October
6. The exposition management wants I
you to s'0 its prize pumpkins; we
wan: you to forget your troubles and
help us celebrate press day; tho combination will be an easy one. Leave
your paper in charge of the office
devil; change your shirt and join us.
We will give YOU a trolley ride in the
morning, and a visit to the exposition
iu the afternoon. In the evening a
big Iced will happen. Later the
•High Jinks,' Introducing all the latest sensations, will occupy the time
until sunrise, ir we overlook anything we'll go back for it. The po*
lice patrol wagon has been covered
and the weather man has been subsidized." 	
Anglican Churoh Meeting.
Next Monday evening a meeting
ofthe friends and adherents ol the
Anglican denomination will be he'd
in thc residence of Or. Bontley, at 8
o'clock. Matters of great moment,
affecting the well being of the congregation, will be. brought up. and
a lull and representative attendance
;> requested, of both hulas and gen*
tletneu. free and open discussion
relative to the services  and the  tip
pointment of a now clergyman will
lie iu order.
Will li nil till' Nl*r|i!l«ll.
Alex. Ferguson and Prank Griffiths hayo commenced work on the
NYepawa group, Ten Mile, recently
bonded by Percy Dickinson. Thoy
have secured a contract to drift in on
the No. 'J tunnel and will run in between l'iX) and .'UK) leet. This will
cut tbe showing beneath the shaft and
will give a depth of about 2C0 feet
The contractors were herein Friday
and sont up their supplies next day.
Four men will  be employed on the
contract. _
Minora1 Union Officers.
Following are the newly elected
officers tor tho local Minors' Unioni
Pros., .1. A. Maker; vice president, T.
Tobinj financial secretary, W. I. Ad-
cock;    recording    secretary,   S. M.
Clement;   warden,    (ieo.    Clements;!
conductor, T.Armstrong.   The Union ;
i*, rapidly Increasing in strength and ,
now numbers M''."> members,   Flnan-
dally the position of tho Union is j
bonded l.is't year to the Warner
Millor people. They stated the bond
had just been thrown up, after the
syndicate had made two payments
and spent several thousand dollars iu
development work.
The locations for tlie week present
a heavy list.
A new tunnel has been started on
the Morning Star.
Recent assays on the Hoodoo run
well in gold values.
W. Koch has four teams hauling
ore from the Arlington.
The gold values of Lemon creek
are attracting outside attention.
S. S. Fowler we.it south to Nelson
Friday, having been inspecting the
tV, Koch sent cnvi of his teams to
Ten Mile Saturday for freighting
and hauling ore.
A large quantity of supplies is being rushed to thc Amip'.ton and
Speculator beforo snow dies.
Tony Long has charge of a gang
of men constructing a rawhide trail
from the Arlington to the Speculator.
John Elliot, of Nel on, was here
yesterday straightening up some
matters in connection with the Black
The Arlington telephone system
has been extended to the Speculator.
Another mile would take it to the
Harry Gibson has been hobbling
around during the week with a
bruised foot, as the result of a rock
falling on it at the Rupert.
Oscar McMillan has completed his
contract for packing thc tramway
outfit, excepting the cable, from Lemon siding to the Chapleau.
The owners of the Transfer group
were in town Monday. They are
engaged in crosscuttiilg their big
lead, so as to establish both walls.
Jack MacFai'lane has secured a
sub-lease from Al. Teeter and partners to get out oro on the. Rosebud
claim, one of t'ae Bondholder group,
Junes Martin, ex-M.l'.P. cf Ross
land, passed through here Saturday
to his projiertics on Wilson creek,
which he purposes developing for
some time.
A. 6. Farwell, on behalf of the
owners, is applying for certificates
of improvement on the Speculator,
Speculator   (motion   and   Minora'
Mountain claims.
J. Cross and J.T. Beanchesne went
up this week to gather up the ore on
the dumps at the Duplex, on Lemon
creek, and make a .-hipment. There
is six or seven tons of it.
Finishing touches are now being
I nit on the Lemon creek road and In
a day or two the graders will be dis
missed. It will prove of great con
venience to the mines iu that camp.
J. T. Beauohesne and Hurry Gib
son returned Saturday from doing
assessment on the Rupert, situated on
Seaton creek, near Three Forks.
Thev have a healthy quartz showing
currying gold, galena and gray copper.
.1. M.M. Benedum came down from
tlie Hoodoo Friday, with a sack of
samples lor OSSay, He stated the past
week had been spent in fixing up
the camp and surroundings fur win
ter. Development will commence at
10 men, with F. Fingland as foreman. It is under bond to an English
company, who made a big cash payment last week.
Bids were called last week for the
construction of a wagon road to the
llewett mine. Four Mile. It will
greatly benefit Silverton.
Since the repairs to thc Last Chance
tram were effected, ore has been
moving freely from that property,
110 tons going out last week.
According to thc Paystrcak, a rich
streak of ore has been tapped in the
Reeo. It was found in a crosscut
from the upraise from the No. 7 tunnel. The seam is three inches wide
and exceedingly high grade.
ThoDollv Vardcn group, on the'1,m,lotI vesteidny
divide between the headwaters of Nelson. '1 hive tcaim are now haul-
Wilson creek and the north fork of i ing from the mine and the manager
Carpenter, is to ship several tons of j lu,.tU is c.ro\v(lLn«r contractor Koch, as
they are most desirous of getting out
Till* S.'iihiiii || Kiir the Belt on Itecor.l — A
Healthy Evidence of the I.if.* inn!
Wealth uf the Camp-Kntei-prino tht
Biggest Shipper.
Shipments from tho division this
week show a decided increase and
total up to a substantial figure. The
Arlington has sent out (X) tons, or
three carloads, inclusive of the one
It   was   sent to
ore. It is crown granted and owned
by a syndicate headed by Jas. Martin, ex-M.P.P., of Rossland.
A license has been granted to the
Condor Claims, Limit d, an offshoot
ofthe Northwest Mining Syndicate,
ns an extra provincial company.   Its
a big tonnage. Twenty tons was
shipped from the Enterprise, going
to Trail.   Affairs are shaping tuem-
selves quickly at that property and
brisker limes are in store for it u der
,        ,,.,    I new management. Word is expected
properties areattaated on Four Mile;J(| *,   l0 {^re&w lhe forcc „.
ami the head office lor British Cot- -f d nd ^ the sllipnR.nts,
iimbia |g at New Denver, with W. II., A £,> ^ wU, b(J M *, a,gi)
Sandiford as attorney. |from the Two Friend-.   It is these
heavy shipments that are marking
the advancement of the camp.
Following is a list ot the shipments
this \ear to date:
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, II. P. Chrietio being mining
Sept 17—Midnight, Lemon creek, W
II Crawford.
Golden Reof,Twelve Mile, II Suit
Hill Top, divide Springer and Ten
Mile, .J C butler.
18—Dover, Springer creek, C II '. .ocu-
F & F, samo. II McEachern.
Salamander, 1st n i Lemon, 1) llanlon
Lilly V, n f Lemon, .1 Campbell.
Gloncoe, same, 8 liirce.
19—Speculator, s f Ten Mile, S Mi'Ier,
Belfast, panic, C Gatrety.
Gloria, Glacier creek, T Capparelli
Ililand, Twelve Mile. .1 II Wereley.
Shamrock, fame, 1* Sheran.
Frisco, Ten Mile, Mrs J II Wereley.
Polls, Lemon creek, It Cooper.
Biillyho Buy, Twelve Mile, J C O'Connor.
Tempest, Slocan lake, A Wilds.
21 —Mineral Past, divide Ten Mile and
Springer, It 1 Kirkwood
Speculator fr, n f Springer, samo.
A fr, same, A S Farwell.
It fr, same, .1 Law foil
Copper Glance, Cedar ceek, I Hesu
pre and 1> Rebertson.
22—Granite, w f Brlndle, .1 Q Gordon
Magna, same, G Humphrey.
Sept 17—Concornara
18-Slocan Bob.
: 2— Montreal.
Black Prince...
Two Friends..
Sept 17—Two Friends 1-18, Mrs. Thos
Sloan to R F, Allen.
Same, It F Allen to W J AndleWS.
IU—Hiizcltoii *3, A Mauei to Ralph
Colorado, Pondleton and Little Chief
1..   Mich.   M
AltOlNII    Till;    TOWN.
The Paystrcak celebrates its fourth
birthday by thc adoption of colored
news paper.
Both the. Liberal and Conservative
nominees are expected in to rally up
the faithful.
The new Arlington road has been
in use this week. Corduroy is being
laid on the sott sjiots.
Supt. MarpMe'8 private car went
south by special train this morning,
to meet General Manager Shaughnessy at Nelson.
Power was turned on at the new
sawmill during tho week and tlni
machinery found to work smoothly,
with all the water necessary, Timber is now being sawed up.
Tin* Outlook in I'liiniaiili.
Percy Dickinson was in Ymir during the week looking after some, of
the manifold mining interests of the
Warner Miller syndicate. In passing
through Nelson lie told a Miner mau
that "the mining industry of the section around Slocan is improving
., each, n Domino to R Gillette. I greatly and will undoubtedly con-
Two Friends I! in, Jessie Sloan in trust   tinuetodo so for  some time.    The
to Coo Murphy, power to convey same.
Same 2-16, (J Murphy to \VT filiation]
Superior i -is, T j Lloyd to W Thorn-
Urptflt   SLOGAN   MINT.S.
force of 16
men is employed nt
are employed at the
las opened  up a new
be Installed
the 1
Twelve men
The Bosun I
chute of ore.
A machine plant is tc
at the Rockland,
There is a strong demand on the
coast for Noble Five shares.
The [vanhoe concentrator .is In
shape for handling ore. It cost $85,
in encountered
on  the  Noble
country seems to be just recovering
from the effects of the  strike and
prosperity  In  mining seems to be
reigning over the entire interior of
British Columbia.    More properties
,in  thc  Blocan   district   have   been
bonded during the past few niontlus
1 than during the previous year, Pros-
i pectors aro getting down to a solid
Basis, and are getting down to where
capitalists can reach them.   Mining
is now being carried on in the proper
Aud' sticks outTier lips like au open book  way, that is, to bond a property and
The Sandon girl bows her stately head,
And Uses her stylish lips;
In a linn, hard way sh • lets them go
in spasmodic little sips.
The Silverton girl removes herspex
And fret IBS her faru with u smile,
And chewelli her gum meanwhile.
The New Denver girl says never ft word,
And you'd think she was rather tame;
With a practical view   of the matter in
She gels there all the same.
The Nelson nit 1. the pride of the world,
In her dinging ami soulful way,
Absorbs it nil In n yearnfnl yawn,
As big as a bale Ol hay.
The Kaslo girl gets a grip on herself,
As she carefully lakes off her hat,
Then  grabs
Like a terrier shaking a rat.
give time to find its true value.
With the present condition British
Columbia sliould becomu famous as a
mining country."
siiiiirri.mil nt Winnipeg.
Word was. received in town Tuts.
day from High Sutherland, stilting
he had arrived in Winnipeg from
England. After remaining there for
■x short time for a rest, he would pro
up her prize in a frensl d  c.(,(.(,  ,,, th(, sioc,,,,  district   to look
after his several holdings. Mr.Sutherland has ordered the F.veiiing Star
group to be surveyed at once for a
crown grunt.
A foot of ore has be
in the No. 8 tunnel
ncouraging and they hope shortly lo
bo able to erect, their own hall.
■muggier Thrown Up,
James Moran   and   Charles Given
' |ee, of New Denver, were   here over
Sunday conferring with ('has. Fans
respecting tho Bmugglor group, on
the head of Ten Mile.    Till v are tie
[owners of the property, which was
Sixty tons cf ore was exported by
the St;ir hist week and 6'J by the
Pnyno stock Is now selling over the
dollar figure. Last week the mine
shipped l-'l tons.
Shipments from   tin*  Whitewater
huge, I Hi tons
last week.
i.iving liecn
sent out
S mie work is being done on it, C.
Campbell Johnston's croup of claims,
adjoining New Denver.
W. W. Warner has, in the Mountain Con, OtiO of the best grass root
propositions yet struck   in the camp.
The Monitor, near Three Forks,
stalled up on the -1st with a force of iu the painter''* hands
Three   Porks   gill, so   gentle and
I/*t' her lips meet the coining kiss
With a rapture, and the youthful soul
Floats away on a sea of bliss.
We have rung you  a  son.* of  the girls
who kiss,
And ItlOtS one's brain in a whirl.
Bul to reach the height oi earthly bliss
You must kiss a Slocan girl.
With your arm round her waist and her
face upturned.
In a sweet, I'uiiliding way,
You care not a cent  for  tlie whole wide
Though the wind through your whiskers play.
And, closer together your lips you draw,
Till thoy meet in a rapturous glow;
And the Small boy   hidden  behind  the
Cries, "Gallagher, let her go."
Nelson, Sept  22, 1000.
.1. (i. MoCtlllUm's new residence is
New iinii.iiiiK- in tin- Bondholder,
Al. Teeter and partners are engaged this week erecting suitable buildings on this slope ol tho Bondholder
group, so as to give more comfort
during the winter. Tiny will put up
a cabin, ore house and blacksmith
shop. The weather has been very
inclement of lute, with u heavy full
Of snow.
Samplei High.
Al. Teeter and partners hnvo received sampling retorosTrom the flnt
throe tons of ore sacked by thorn at
the Bondholder. Tbe ore sacked wan
the fine matter that got mixed with
the waste during development  The
full sample gave 211 oz. silver :iufi
(8.G0 in gold.
■ 1
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Coal I'rli•«■» I |>
New York, Sept. 26.—The prices
of coal known as pea and buckwheat, which are now used for
steam generating purposes, have
jumped up $1 a ton. Pea coal now
costs the consumer $4.50 and buckwheat $4.
Catholic ana Preabytarlau EfHUrea are
lu Hiilua
New York, Sept. 26—A mob has
destroyed the Catholic church at
Tokaahang, a few miles from Canton, and desecrated the American
Baptist Mission graveyard. Rowdies have also destroyed the American Presbyterian church, just outside Canton.
The  Prince   Is   Now  Grand
Secretary to Emperor
Trouble   Brlweeu   Kallroaua   Out   of
San Praiirlnco.
San Francisco, Sept. 25—Trouble
is brewing among the transcontinental lines over the division of the
eastbound soldier travel out of this
city. The difficulty grows out of
the fact that the Santa Fe has not
received its twenty-seven per cent,
of the business since the Oregon
Railway & Navigation Company has
succeeded in diverting to the Portland route about forty per cent, of
this traffic.
Howard L.I.11IH).
Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 26.—Jas.
Howard has been found guilty of
being principal in the assassination
of Governor Gobel. A verdict was
returned this morning and entailed
a death sentence.
Floods art* Subsiding.
Calcutta, Sept. 24.—The floods
following the recent tremendous
rains, inundating the country for
miles are slowly subsiding.
Bugler in  the  Famous
Charge at Bala-
Now York, Sepl. 26.—Alex
Huston, bugler of the first section
of the Light Brigade, which made
the famous charge upon the Russian
guns at the Crimean battle of Bala-
klava, on October 25, 1854, was
buried yesterday at Maspoh, L. 1.
Huston was 69 years old. He
sounded the call for the charge of
the Light Brigade, and at Lord Cardigan's command sabred a Russian
gunner at the foot of him and managed to get back to safety with the
195 survivors of the gallant 673.
He saw Captain Nolan killed by
a shell while leading 'lis command
and heard his wild shriek, since immortalized in England's military
Huston's horse fell dead near
Nolan's body. He was wounded
in both legs, but soon recovered
When he came to this country, he
would, according to the Knglish
law, have forfeited his pension, but
parliament continued it by a special
•tmiililrd Ai'roaa a Towu Which M.i-
riml.ri U 10   I In in.
London, Sept. 26.—A dispatch
from Pretoria relates an incident
concerning three Canadians ol thc
Moun'ed Infantry. During the
occupation of Pretoria the trio lost
their way and wandered through
the Boer lines, unperceived by the
enemy. They eventually arrived at
Hebron and felt considerable surprise when the inhabitants surrendered to them, The burghers
thought the Canadians were the
lore-runners of the British forces
and thought il was better to give up
first than last. Not only was the
town surrendered, but the rifles and
ammunition, all of which the Canadians accepted and returned again
passing through lhe Boer lines.
New York, Sept. 24.—A dispatch
from Shanghai says: "Prince Tuan
is declared to have been appointed
grand secretary to the emperor, a
position enabling him to control all
communications -to and from the
The Taotai of Shanghai, who
signed for the viceroys the friendly
agreement with the foreign consuls,
has been removed by imperial edict,
his successor being strongly anti-
foreign. These facts are considered
a defiance of Germany's demand tor
the punishment of Prince Tuan as
the head of the Boxers.
Should official confirmation reach
Washington it will have an important hearing upon the attitude of all
the powers, as Prince Tuan is regarded as one of the officials responsible for the anti-foreign outrages.
"Minister Wu said that he was
inclined to doubt the report. In
my time, he said that a prince of
the royal blood has not occupied the
office of grand secretary. The
position is not now important. It
is a sinecure. Before the present dynasty entered into power the grand
secretaryship was a very important
post, all of the communications to
the emperor passing through the
hands of the incumbent."
Italian roai miner* Engage in ufou-
fllrt   at  Mbley
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 26.—The
first bloodshed which may be laid to
the strike of the Miners in the
Lackawanna region, was reported
this morning from Sibley, a mining
settlement about six miles from
Scranton. Three men were wounded in a row in which about 20 revolver shots were fired. The participants were all Italians and were
mostly men who had, before the
strike began, been working as non-
unionists, but who became members of the United Mine Workers
two weeks ago. Last night the
men got into a fight on the roadway near Barbertown. Several
arrests were made.
Information this morning in effect
is that the big companies are prepared tomorrow to grant concessions, provided that at the same
time the men are practically working, and in their employ, but there
is an understanding that' come
what may, the compromise must
not be affected through the United
Mine Workers.
While many miners are anxious
to settle the strike and return to
.vork regardless ol the means by
which an amicable settlement is
made, there is quite a strong senti
ment to remain out until the union
is recognized, and until the organization is satisfied that work can be
resumed advantageously to lhe
The city of St. Catherine's is
angry with the government and is
charging jobbery in connection witli
a water supply fiom the Welland
The system of registered letters
which does not make the government responsible fir loss is defective. It has been remedied by a
form of insurance in British Guiana,
Ceylon, Falkland, Hong Kong, India ami other colonies. Why should
it not be extended throughout
Mayor Jones of Toledo recant I)
hit the "lull dinner pail" a rap when
he said that in slavery days the
slave always had a lull dinner pail,
merely because his master knew
that he would work best when well
fed. The laboring man needs three
good meals a day; but that isn't all
he needs. He has a brain and
heart to he cared for as will as a
body, and all three need adequate
A special dispatch from Ottawa
announces that "Prince" Advani
has been committed for trial on a
charge of obtaining jewelry by false
pretenses. From this it appears
that Alvani is still playing the same
game which he tried in Victoria,
Vancouver and Seattle with temporary success, but with final and
ignominous failure.
A man of the better class of Indian extraction, of fine physique and
fair English education, Advani has
a penchant for women and for jewelry which has kept him in almost
continuous trouble for several years.
His career in Seattle was a meteoric
one. Boarding at the most expensive hotel, he fared sumptuously
and dressed like a real prince. He
claimed to have a generous letter ol
credit, and showed a document purporting to be from his uncle, a
wealthy Indian prince. He claimed
to have been a member of the famous cricket team which had just
come across the Atlantic and won
fresh laurels at Philadelphia. When
his pretenses were unmasked he
begged pitifully to be spared the
disgrace of newspaper notoriety;
but his story was sent widespread
through the country, so that is is
really marvelous that he is still able
to find victims.
kokkst   1IHIS.
Lou  BKtiuiated  at   a   million   aud  a
Hall Dollar*.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Sept. 25.—The
fire that has been burning for the
last few days near Occidential has
covered 150 miles and the damage is
estimated at $1,500,000. A stranger
who has been fighting the flames is
missing and several volunteers have
had narrow escapes from suffocation. The fire was started by a man
who was burning brush at Freestone.
One Killed and the Other
Fatally Wounded by
Spokane, Sept. 26.—A desperate
battle between two brave officers
and a pair of murderous highwaymen is repcrted to have taken place
yesterday morning near the town ot
Addy, 50 miles north of Spokane.
One bandit is dead; the other crippled and :i prisoner, with death
staring in his lace.
Up to this hour neither robber
has been identified; but there is a
strong suspicion that one of them
may be tie bold bandit who held
up the Northern Pacific train near
Athol last Friday night.
Found Thlrlrru 4*iuiia.
Locdoni Sept. 36.—Lord Roberts
reports that General Ian Hamilton
found at the Crocodile river, near
Mectors Pruit, thirteen guns, including several lost by the British.
They were mostly destroyed,
For ihi- Mlueral "-exhibit
The exhibit from Rossland at the
Spokane Industrial Exposition, is
to be set off by a number of large
and handsome photographs giving
views of the various properties on
Red Mountain. They were made
by Carpenter.
ai tin* Seven Devlle,
Work will be continued this
week on the S. F. & N. road at
the Seven Devils which is intended
lo keep the embankment from coming into the track every spring as
the first thaws have set in. The
excavating which is now in progress is done by hydarulie pressure,
the loose material being carried
into Ihe river.
And now Maj. Pond has opened
negotiations with Oom Paul for a
lecture tour in America.
Situation   in  Pennsylvania
Collieries Not Relieved.
Shenandoah, Pa., Sept. 24.—
There was great excitement here
last night and the strikers made assertions that may lead to trouble
when attempts are made to open the
mines in the Schuylkill district.
Boasts were made that any miners
who should go to work this morning would not return to their homes
The aim of the Reading company
officials is to break the force of the
strike in the anthracite coal region
by getting a fair supply to market.
The trouble as it now stands has
cut off 85% of the product of all the
mines. The Reading company's allotment is 21%,and this can be filled
with the collieries only on part time.
With the aid ol the military it ;s intended to push work at every mine
if possible, but this can hardly be
accomplished at the beginning of
the trouble.
The officials assumed that because
their men had few grievances, excepting in the matter of wages,
they could continue to operate their
mines. The action of the rioters
here and a change of sentiment
among some miners have cast doubt
on this point ;"_but it is well known
that many of the miners in the
Schuylkill region want to continue
at work. A majority who do not
belong to the union may be kept
from going back to their employment today by the dread of assault.
ProgreM or the  Hearluic  Helore  Mr.
Keen Till* Foreuoou
The legal struggle between the
Le Roi Mining Company and the
government is continuing today before Mr. Keen and is likely to last
two or three days longer. The case
is one on appeal by the mining
The first witness in the case,
Shadwell Curry, whose testimony
was noticed yesterday concluded
his evidence without adducing anything further of material interest.
This forenoon Hon. T. Mayne
Daly counsel for the Le Roi company, occupied the witness stand
and was questioned at length as to
the relations and terms of contract
between the Le Roi Mining company and the Smelling company.
According to his evidence the Le
Roi Mining & Smelting company,
sold its interest in the smelter last
year to the Northport Mining &
Smelting company, and its interest
in the mine to the British America
corporation, limited, the latter subsequently conveying its interests to
the Le Roi Mining company, limited, which now owns and operates
the mine. The alleged conveyance
ol James Breen's interest in the
smelter to the B. A. C, witness
testified, is in escrow in the Bank
of Montreal in this city, and is in
reality made to the Northport Mining & Smelting company. Subject
to the terms of agreement the
Northport Mining & Sineltieg company is today owner of the smelter
at Northport, though the terms of
the transfer are not to be completed
till next year. Witness testified
that the smelter was under contract
to treat ore at $8 and the company
lo pay that amount per ton. He
is president of the smelting company, but known of no other contract than that adduced in evidence
at this hearing.
The latest and most reliable reports from the Klondike seem to
show that it is passing through a
period very similar to that experienced by the older gold producing
territories. It has had its period
ol wild excitement, corresponding
to the '49 period in California.
Now it has sobered down to steadier work. Men no longer expect
to go there and pick up a fortune
in a single season or less time; they
are mapping out their work to
cover a period of years. They are
developing properties that were
passed by with scorn two years
ago. They are reducing tlie waste
of production and the cost of operation. They are improving the
conditions of living so that a
residence in the Klondike no longer
amounts to a banishment. Among
the certainties of the region now
appears to be gold bearing quartz.
With its proper development
will begin the period of permanent
gold mining.
Judging from reports from Nome,
such as that published in the
Record from Mr. Reagh, similar
conditions are going to prevail
there. The di.covery of gold in
the ravines demonstrates the presence of another formation besides
that found on the beach. The
coarse gold which moves only with
the efJrth in which it is imbedded
indicates its home in neighboring
ledges of gold-bearing quartz. So
that both at Nome and in the Klondike it appears that people were
mistaken who believed the only
mineral resources were to be found
in the surface gravel or on the
tundra, a.id that these would be
exhausted within a year or two. In
other words it looks now as if both
districts are added to the permanent gold producing lerritury ofthe
The demand for manufactured
articles is reported as having fallen
oil in the United States.
Mr. Bryan, in his letter accepting the Democratic nomination for
the presidency, takes strong gtound
not against corporations themselves
but against the evil of corporations
intermeddling with politics.
Coibett and McCoy appear to
have overlooked woman's proverbial
weakness in the matter of keeping
A Town StrucK By a Water
Strange Story of a Pleasure Jaunt that Led
to Tragedy,
Hamilton, Out., Sept. 24, — Miss
Griffin of Dundas was shot and killed last night while out driving with
George Pearson of this city,
According to Pearson's story they
were passed by a rig from which
two shots were fired. One of these
struck Miss Griffin in the head. He
carried her into a farm house where
she died.
The Mexican l"r.-»i«liiii.
Chicago, Sept.   26.—A  dispatch
from the city ol Mexico says:
General Portfirio Diaz was unanimously elected president and will
be inaugurated next December.
The president has entirely recoveied
from his recent indisposition,
It is to be hoped that one, perhaps the only one, gooil outcome of
the gigantic battle between labor
and capital in th^e Pennsylvania collieries, will be :i better understanding between the independent forces
of labor and capital. It seems a
sad outcome of our boasted civilization that men who are willing to
work, nay, whose very subsistence
is dependent from day to day on
the fruit of their toil,should he compelled to strike in order to obtain a
small measure of justice, This is
the pathetic, the tragic side ol the
situation in the coal fields of Pennsylvania. Its practical outcome,
since obtained at a sacrifice on both
sides, will he awaited with interest
by the world,
According   lo   recently   compiled
statistics the total membership of
trades and labor unions in the
United States is 1,808,41x1.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 26.—K0l|r
people were killed and several others '
severely injured ina w aterspout anj
tornado at Ferguson, Marshall
county, last night. The station
agent and telegraph operator \Vere
badly hurt. The railway station \ya,
badly wrecked, several cars being
blown from the tracks and more or
less damaged and many houses
were destroyed. Wire connections
with Ferguson are interrupted and
it is impossible to learn the names
ol those killed and injured.
Several waterspouts and much
wind and rain are reported from the
vicinity ol Redfield and Madrid
where tracks are washed out m
many places. Towns along the
Great Western road also report
hard wind and rain this side of
Marshall-own. From all sections
of this quarter of the stale, a heavy
property loss is reported, but no
loss of life is known except ut Ferguson.
The Pollc*.  aud View* ul' an Kiiilurul
l.imil Lltiht
Gordon Hunter, who is in Ross,
land in connection with the l.e Roi
Mining company's assessment appeal, as counsel for the crown, has
some vigorous and independent
ideas as to the true policy which
should be pursued hy the government in encouraging the individual
prospector. To a reporter foi the
Record he said today:
"The idea must occur to every
man who visits the mining camps
of this province as thev tire today,
that the man who actually discovers
the property, as a rule, prolix nothing by bis discovery. Invariably it
ultimately becomes the property.oi
the wealthy capitalist.
"It seems a great pity that the
man who risks his life and Milieu
personal privation in these mountains should not be assured the
greater part, at till event*., ol hil
energy and enterprise.
"My opinion, based on close
observation, is that it is the duty ol
the government to bring about a
radical change in the whole matter)
and to introduce some measure having for its object the guaranteeing
to the discoverer of the beneficial
ownership of his claim.
"I see no reason  why a  mining
fund should not  be  established, St/
$500,000, to be devoted to the !'•
velopmenl of promising prospects.
The   government   should   establish
competent mining experts at various
points in   Ihe   province, whose duly
it would be, upon .application ol d\e
prospectors, to examine the proper*
ties and in Ihe event   of  the expert
coming   to    the    conclusion     tl1''1
the prospect should   be   developed,
the government would, on his
recommendation! advance out •»
this fund, on the security ol the
claim itself, and lor a small interest
ol say ten or fifteen per cent.) reserved to cover the possible mi->-
lakes of experts, whatever   sum he
recommended to be expended.
"In this way the prospecloi
would retain H$ per cent of his '""
terest in the claim, and money
could easily he advanced from ti"'*'
to time if the expert considered
such advances warranted.,
"In this way every able-bodied
man in tbe province would have ;"i
opportunity to try his luck in the
mountains, if so disposed, with the
assurance that if be struck a good
prospect he would be able to secure
the fruits of his enterprise for him-
sell and not have lo yield up ll"'
greater part in order to keep even
a small interest.
"I feel sure that if such a policy
were adopted an enormous impetus
would be given  to   the   prospecting
of our   mountains)   and that   new
mining camps would open up °"
every side, with the necessary consequence of a great railway and industrial development, as it is n well
known fact that the business of om
shipping mines is worth more to
the railways than numbers ol farm"
"The line policy, in my opinion."'
Short) is to encourage the poor bit
thrifty and energetic prospector and
not to give ii bonus to people who
are already independent." RUSSIA AND THE   ORIFNT.
In some respects the interests of
Russia differ radically from those of
any other power engaged in the
war with China, and we beg to assert, with some degree of confidence,
that for years Russia lias not been
averse to a war with China. The
reasons are not far to seek.
They do not consist in mere contiguity of territory. If that were
the case, Great Britain would be
Russia's natural foe; for the government at St. Petersburg bas for
years sought an outlet by way of
India or the Black sea for the commerce growing out of its vast wheat
Neither is it because Russia, in a
ipiril of humanitarianism, wishes to
unlock the prison doors of Chinese
isolation and carry to the benighted
millions there the light of civilization.
Russia has a different object in
view, and it is this: At an enormous expense she has constructed
the Trans-Siberian railway, reaching Irom the Pacific coast, only to
find tis it neared completion, that
the harbor of Vladivostock, the projected terminus of the railway,
though it has a good harbor, is ice-
locked for more than half the year,
and is, of course, during that period
practically useless as a port.
Consequently, Russia wants a
port further south. She tried to
secure such a one by negotiating
with Jupan in reference to Korea,
but the negotiations came to naught.
That she hopes to secure something
of this nature as the result of the
trouble in China can hardly be
doubted. The statement of William
H. Hall that the Russian czar desires peace in order to complete the
vast enterprises now under construction, is absurd.
Story of Present Work  and
Some  of the Claims Both   There
and   at Golofnin Paying Well.
Bis   Fin*   BaslDKi
New York, Sept. 21.—The large
^rain warehouses and the elevators
on the Atlantic dock at Brooklyn
are burning and it is feared that a
loss oi at least a half a million dollars will ensue.
Despite the thousands that have
returned from the Cape Nome rush,
diappointed and penniless, that portion of Alaska may yet turn out as
predicted, a Mecca for a large number of gold hunters. As the summer season is closing the results of
mining on the different creeks is
being heard of and a number ol
rich strikes are being reported. J.
D. Reagh of this city, who is in
Alaska in the interests of the Cape
Nome Mining and Development
company, has written a letter from
Elkhorn City, in the Golofinn bay
country. He says, "1 have just
returned from a trip over to Thorp
and Dry creeks. There are some
vtry rich claims in this vicinity.
There are creeks for ten miles each
the claims on which tire paying well.
On Ophir creek it is reported that
they are taking out with a rocker
thirty ounces to the man. At the
mouth of Dog creek they are taking
out $25 :i day to the man.
"livery creel- and the tundra in
this country is staked for one hundred mile:; from the beach, and the
claims lie in every direction. We
have traveled over 500 miles of the
country, prospecting, and have
found stakes everywhere, and any
claim that is any good is developed
or assessments done.
"I have a lease on part of a claim
on the Elkhorn and Gardner that
the owners want $(>o,ooo for a half
interest. We are now hunting for
the pay streak, but in ditching the
dirt his paid from $5   to $8   a   day
The terrible flood at •alveston
is almost without a parallel among
the tragedies of modern times.
The details of the awful catastrophe
have been set forth in the telegraphic dispatches as printed in the RECORD from day to day, and they are
all the more appalling anil heart
rending from the fact that they attempt no word painting or fine writing, but confine themselves in the
main to bare statistics.
The wreckage of property alone
would constitute the event an
epochal one in the disasters of the
•entury. No one who has visited
Galveston can have failed to admire
the magnificent drive along the
gulf, one of the finest in the world,
and the stately residences and solid
business blocks which have been
the pride of the eity. As if hy the
wand of some evil genius ihese
have been blotted out of existence,
and the financial loss entailed takes
rank with the great lire in Chicago
as one ot the greatest of the age.
But the pall ef gloom would be
less deep it the hungry waves of the
gulf had swallowed only brick and
mortar, piars and buildings and
homes. This were bad enough indeed. But it is in the loss of human lile that the Hood appeals most
Strongly to the world which has
read of its ravages with a shudder.
Many a decisive battle of history
an* been fought with smaller loss of
life. One mui not real the press
dispatches, which struggle vainly
to give an adequate conception of
the calamity, without the deepest
By m pa thy,
Indeed, the one bright ray that
shines across the wreck-strewn
beach of Galveston today is the
sympathy that has gone out to the
sufferers from all parts of the world.
Large   Construction    Work
Now Going On.
New Compressor and  Other  Machinery—Tramway for
War Eagle.
Rossland, B. C, September 23—
The construction work at the
Centre Star is progressing rapidly.
The framing shop is approaching
completion. The building at the
head works is receiving a new coat
of paint, and will make a handsome
appearance. The new machine shop
and blacksmith shop, on the north
side ol the hoisting works, will be
ready to set up next week. The
old carpenter shop has been moved
over on the dump, One end of it
will be used for a change house for
the men, and the other will be converted into ;i lire hall and room for
hose carts.
The new compressor al the Centre Star is going night and day and
it, as well as the other new machinery, is giving good satisfaction.
The first step toward the new
tramway for  the   War   Eagle   has
^  been taken by ordering the machin-
In many instances,   especially  from j ery and   equipment,   which   is   ex-
cities  like   New   Orleans,   close   at I „  ,.   , ,
' I pected to arrive soon.
The yards at the Centre   Star are
Battle Martin  Is Struck
and   Sunk by the
Steamer Yuma.
to the man.    We expect to do   bet- I bereaved.
ter as there is a party below   us   on
the same claim making from $25 to
$75 per day to the man.    We think
we are just about on the pay streak
now.     I have  sccu.ed an option   on
some good claims,       1 am   coming
out this fall,
hand, this expression has taken the
practical shape of  money to aid the  	
needy. Seattle, at the far north-j being extended clear out to
west corner of the union, has sent ] road, thus giving a good deal more
a substantial sum, and other cities
are not backward. Indeed the
word would only have to be passed
across the line for Canadians to join
in the relief. But as the citizens of
the United States are doing everything necessary to care for the destitute, the government itself having
taken up the matter, nothing remains for us at this far distance except to express our sorrow and
reach out a hand of brotherly sympathy   for   the   distressed and  the
Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 22.--
Tin barge Martin, in tow oi the
steamer Maurice T. Grover, was
sunk in the rapids  at  the entrance
l" the St. Clair river last night by
the straight back steamer Yuma.
Captain Jas. Lawless oi I.oring;
Win. Ross, of Toledo; Mrs. Bacon,
conk, of Toledo; and one sailor,
name unknown, are missing.
Navigation through the channel IS
completely blocked. Tugs are out
in Lake Huron notifying down
hound boats to anchor. The wrecks
of the schooner Fontain and the
Martin lie quite close together and
one or both will have to be blown
up in order to clear the channel.
Never perhaps ill all the range ol
history was a popular Idol more
completely shattered than the fetish
which the Boers and their sympathizers set up and adored in the person of Paul Kruger. The closing
chapter of his life will form a disappointing anti climax to those who
construed his earlier acts into the
grim and heroic resolve of a patriot.
• 'it 1 iuiism cannot well be ascribed
to a man who, In the bom ol a
supreme crisis to his people abandons them and llies lo a haven Ol
refuge, taking with him ii v;lsl
amount qf treasure, while he leaves
his devoted but misguided followers
I" suller the pangs and privations
1,1 HlO abject poverty   to   whil ll    his
pig-headed statecraft has brought
them. As they linger today amid
ruined homes, with the crepe ol personal bereavement as theii only dec-
oration, ii would be interesting, il
melancholy, to hear tho opinions
which lhe Hoers aro expressing ol
the lately reverenced Oom Paul.
We beg to suggest that at the
close of the Paris exposition it
would he a good plan to transfer
the British Columbia mineral exhibit, for a time at least, to London,
where there would he little or no
difficulty in arranging for a suitable
place. The exhibit has already attracted the   most   favorable   notice.
At  the same  lime,   comparatively
lew    English   people   are   gong   to
Paris, for reasons that have been
pointed nut  by   Mr. Goodeve   and
others.     We   feel   sure that   a vast
number of people in England would
see the exhibit, aud the result
wutild be that this province would
receive a good bit of advertising.
Will Probably Come Up
for Hearing at thc
Next Assizes
Ralph  Smith    is   Made
President   Executive Committee
Ottawa, Sept. 22.—The trades
congress yesterday re-elected Ralph
Smith, M. P. P., Nanaimo, B. C,
as president. The following were
elected British Columbia's executive
committee of tbe congress: Vice-
president, James Wilkes, Nelson,
B. C.; John McLaren, Rossland;
George Bartley, Vancouver; and
Thomas Twigg, Victoria.
space lor piling lumber, as   well
for ordinary work.
Alter   Hlii   Gtfttun.
Mr. Blackstock and Manager Kir-
by left yesterday) accompanied by
J. C. Drewry, for a hunting tiip.
They will make their headquarters
at Ctows Nest landing, ten miles
Irom Elko, on the Crows Nest division of the C. P. R., and expect to
remain a week or ten days, as they
have the promise of rare sport in
both fishing and hunting. Big game
is said to abound within easy reach
of the landing.
Tii<* Nickel Plate
Work has been started on the
foundation for the new compressor
of the Nickel Plate, which is located
iu-*t north oi lhe bridge. Some of
the stone work is already in place
and ii large quantity of ma'eri.d is
on the ground, with a good force of
workmen engaged.
Colli 111 Itill-liiiolf mi)
A goid lot of work is in progress
at the Columbia-Kootenay. The
new foundation for the compressor
is nearly completed, A considerable extension has been made to
the engine house, which is finished
except the fishing touches of cement
on the foundation.
War i'»ui-' Hotel
The War Eagle hotel, formerly
run under the management of the
mining company, has been leased,
building and business, to C. E.
Crittenden, who took ch irge of it
yesterday morning.
The health report of the United
States up to September 1, for some
unaccountable reason includes Dawson within Alaska and records six
cases of smallpox there on July 20.
The to*"al number of cases in tbe
United States from June 29 to August 31 in given at 3,585, of which
105 were fatal, pi the same period
for last year there were only 826
cases and four deaths. Ohio is
credited with 1359 cases. There
were 23 cases at Nome up to August 8.
The report also shows the weekly
mortality in cities in the United
States during rhe last two weeks of
August to have been 3,446. Of
these 294 were from tuberlocis,
For some time an agitation has
been going on to have an increase
made in the wages paid the compositors in the printing bureau at
Ottawa. The men asked an increase from $12 to $15 a week, on
account of the increased cost of living. Hob. R. W. Scott, as secretary ot state, has charge of the bureau and made an oiler of $13.50 a
week, which was accepted by the
typographical union.
Toronto's technical school has attracted the attention of the United
States authorities, who have sent
Waiter Gillman Page of Boston on
;i tour of inspection on this subject
throughout Canada.
Prof. Craig, formerly horticulturist at the central experimental farm
at Ottawa, has been appointed to
a position in Cornell university,
where he will be associated with
Prof. Baily, one of the most prominent men in this line of work.
Liberal papers in the east are
enumerating the good crops as one 1
ot the public blessings due lo the
Laurier administration. It must be
a tritle embarrassing to the piemier
to be thus accredited with powers
that are usually ascribed lo the
deity or to nature.
From a ghoul to a ghost ;s the
quick order of transposition in Galveston since the flood. The citizens
attend to the change without any
order of court or process of law.
Martial Law Prevails in the
Citizens Sworn In to Protect the
Peace—Almost a Complete
Shut Down.
HazeltOO, Pa., Sept. 22.—No disturbances of any moment are reported from any part of the district.
There was still a tension on the public mind but the sending  of  troops
Movement   Against Peitang
Is Begun at Early
Afterward  There Is Sharp Tiring
Until   the Guns Are
'opinio, Sept.   2     	
defenci  in the sifton murder
Counsel for
1 der
|IM1, W|,uh was to have opened in
London, September 24, says the
trial will have to be put back to the
next assi/es, owing to the failure ol
the   defence   to  pel the   required
medical witnesses.
The case, ii is said, will likely ex-
cite  even  grenler interest
medical men  than ill!
clerscholl  trial ^
lew years .ago,
famous I len-
St.  Thomas  a
DiuiM-jed   io   '-'I- ""4
Montreal, Sept.   it.- Consldern
ble damage to   farm   properly  by
lightning  is  reported   from New.
market, ICoburg,   Port   Hope  and
Lindsay, Ont
William     Woodville     Rockhill,
United States special commissioner
io   China,   appears tu   have   been |
quietly retiied lor his indiscretion in
talking too freely lo a newspaper
correspondent. Willi his first arrival in China he   became   lhe special
victim of the correspondents to
whom he talked with the utmost
freedom, Among other things he
said that the anti-foreign movement
in Chitiii was practically successful,
and that if the   powers   could come
into  harmony  among   themselves
they might as well withdraw. His
views thus freely expressed through
the   press   found   their   way   to the
stale department, and Mr. Rockhill
was suddenly confronted with a re-
est to acknowledge or repudiate
" 10
Captures  Wagons,   Am-
munition. Guns. Cattle and Men*
London, Sept. 33, -Thefollowing
is Irom Pretoria, dated Sepl. 21:
"Methuen   completely    routed   a
Hoer convoy west of Kloilsdorp and
recaptured a 15»pounder lost at Co*
lenso.   lie also captured -•<> wagons,
Son caitie, 400 sheep,30,000 rounds
ol ammunition and 38 prisoners."
lhe interview.     His reply   is sail
have been entirety too evasive
suit   Mr.   Hay, and   certainly has
spoiled   Mr.   Rockhill'a reputation
for discretion.
The New Vork Tribune publishes
a special dispatch from London slating that President Kruger has resigned,     It would seem to be mere
ly a question oi the proper auxillaiyi
is or has,
li is the Mail and Empire that
pays the Westminsters this compliment: "The western people, in
any kind of shape, have proved tnat
they are equal lo anything,    in Ot«
lawa they showed Ihev   could either
play lacrosse or chop  wood.     They
are the kind of people the public
admire    all-round sports who came
three   thousand   miles   to   play   the
Taku, Sept. jo.- Pour thousand
Russians, three thousand Germans,
and one thousand French troops,
with a detachment ol Austrian
marines, began the attack
upon the Pei Tang forts al
daylight, lhe attack was answered
briskly, from the lorts, the bombardment continuing until noon,
but it was noticed that the forts did
not repl) alter ten o'clock.
The allies sent forward at noon to
discover the reason oi tin cessation
ol firing Irom the forts,  .and  found
them deserted, there being only four
dead Chinamen within ihe walls.
The allies were much chagrined)  as
they believed thev had the place
completely surrounded, making escape impossible, yet over three
thousand  men   got   away  in   broad
The Russian artillery lire proved
effective and the forts were badly
damaged lhe British and Italian
commanders had decided to join  in
the attack but their troops had   not
arrived in time. The entire line between Tien Tsin and Taku shows
reinforcements were heading for lhe
forts.    Three members of the allied
forces weie killed and fifty wounded, through explosions ol mines
laid along their line ol  inarch.
to Shenandoah, 45 miles away, was
generally regarded as bringing matters to a crisis and the situation
here has been somewhat relieved.
Armed deputies .are distributed
among most, ot the collieries and
along several of the public roads
leading lo mining property. There
j was the usual number of strikers
I out early this morning trying to persuade workers not to go to the
mines, but they did not meet with
as much success as on previous
days 01 the week. The strikers
were careful not to carry their persuasion to the point of intimidation,
thus avoiding a conflict with the
Troop* Arriving.
Shenandoah,    Pa.,    Sept.    22.—
Troops began arriving   soon   after
daylight   and   shortly   after   about
2500 soldiers were on   the  ground.
Saloons are all   closed   and   martial
i law prevails.     The   collieries   were
I idle,   having  been   closed   by   the
! Reading company at the   request of
I Sheriff   Toole   in   order   to   avoid
S|MM'ial   I'.ilii < mum.
It developed this morning that
one person, Mike Yuckavage, was
killed outright in last evening's
shooting here. Following the scenes
of turmoil and riot yesterday, everything wiis quiet today. The town
council appointed over 300 special
policemen. No crowds were permitted to congregate in any of the
streets. The commander of the
third brigade, which arrived early
this morning, made the statement
that he would distribute the soldiers br.tween Shenandoah, St.
Nicholas, Maloney City and other
points after he had looked over the
Tilt* l»< |illlli».
Edwin Clarke, who was shot below the heart, had a remarkable escape, the bullet having been extracted and he is improving today.
He had gone into the street to take
his children out of the way when he
received Ihe wound. All the collieries around Shenandoah, Lost
Creek and William Penc were
closed down. Not a mine in the
region was wo.king today, The
deputies who were with Sheriff
Toole last evening and did the
shooting were all selected from the
best citi/ens of Shenandoah.
Masked Robber. Single-
handed. Loots the
Seattle has sent $1500 as   a   first
installment in 'lie way oi a contribution to the fund lor Galveston
sufferers, and has received a cordial
message ol thanks irum Go\ Sayere,
Spokane, Sept. 22,  -Single-hand*
ed a masked robber held- up Ihe
westbound passenger train on the
Northern Pacific at 1 o'clock this
morning and succeeded in getting
away with about $500 in cash, several    watches   and    a   quantity   of
III*.       lilli -     Slllllll     II, H.I.
Mis. Agnes Anna Smith   died   at
Willsborough, England, August jo,
ol apoplexy, Bi the advanced age of
o^ years. She was the mother of
II. P. Smith of Rossfmid, and widow
of the late Rev. J. Smith, M. A., of
the University church, Aberdeen.
t'ouioerinil>r   ><iin 1 mi 1 lo 11.
Montreal, Sept, 33.—The Conservatives nt Kentville county have
nominated Mr, M, Coupel, THE DBtLL, SLOCAN, B.C., SI I'TKMiU K *8,
I    "•Hi
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SLOCAN,      -      -       - B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the lirst insertion and 5 cents a line each
subsequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
lor each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is *2 per year, st.ict-
Jly in advance; 12.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
Sir Wilfred Laurier has appointed
•a commission to investigate and report upon tlie Chinese immigration
•question. It will consist of K. C.
•Clute, Q.C., Toronto; D. J. Munn, of
New Westminster; and Kalph Smith,
Next Wednesday's convention at
Nelson is fraught with interest to the
labor unions of tho constituency.
Flushed with victory ut the provincial polls, organized labor is antici
pating tho dominion contest with
About a week ago the Associated
Press circulated throughout the continent an item from Kaslo, detailing
an assault upon nonunion miners at
; Sandon by members of the Union.
Needless to say there was no truth in
the report, and what tho chump at
Kaslo hoped to accomplish by it is
hard to determine.
Many of the sidewalks and streets
of this town arc sadly iu need of repair, especially so in the case of I)e-
lanoy avenue.   The culvert on  thc
-corner of Arthur street has caved in,
while the bridge over Springer creek
Is not safe for heavy teams, which
are compelled to use the old tote
bridge farther up. These rep irs
sliould be made by the government,
-who collects all taxes. They have a
fund set apart with Government
Agent Turner at Nelson for just such
.contingencies, and the hitter's atten
tion should be drawn to tho matter.
There is every possibility of a serious
accident occurring be reason of .he
.dilapidated thoroughfares which
would render the government liable
for heavy damages. Toe repairs
should be effected at once.
A false impression appears to be
possessed by outside people regarding the revival of mining and general business in this section   and an
.impression that is not warranted by
*the situation here prevailing. Out-
eiders generally are of the opinion
that a boom is on here and is developing to greater projiortions. Such,
however, is far from the fact, and
.there is not tlie slightest indication of
jmy inflation taking place. Wc have
had a revival in mining in the division this summer, it is true, making
■ a great contrast to the order of things
prevailing a year ago.   Numerous
-bonds have been made, much development done, and outside works ol
.value and practical utility established, involving the expenditure of considerable money and the employment
of many men.    However, these outside works, principally wagon roads,
iiro on the evo ol completion, and a
a week or so more will witness the
•discharge of perhaps 2M men, leav
ing us then with the permanent pay
rolls of tho respective mines.   These
.will amount to about 800 or .Ji>0 men
.for all the properties on the various
creeks in the division.    While these
figures aro a material  increase over
those of a year ago, still they are not.
aullicient to warrant any excitement.
*.In thc town events have developed
in proportion to the advance made in
the camp, but no more, and it would
bo suicidal for outsiders to consider
the idea of embarking in  business
here, unless the population increases
materially.   Our population has been
increasing, giving us now fully 700
people in the town and its suburbs
Much building and repairs have been
done and more is in sight, and the.
populace are more hopeful and con
touted with their lot.   Hut all branches of business are lully represented
and the heal establishment! are eas
II v equal to twice the volume of trade
offering. Therefore, it would be the
height of folly at present for others to
think of engaging in business in Sloean Our town and camp are steadily advancing and we are proud of it,
but it is the last thing iu the world to
expect that ii boom is prevalent.
What the future bus in store for our
pretty burg we know not, but all are
convinced that the eve ol greater
things is ^i hand.
Sheriff Tuck, of Nelson, was here
The frame of Ben Robertson's new
house is up.
Hallowe'en is coming, making glad
the youthful heart.
Thanksgiving dav has been set for
Thursday, October 18.
Tickets to the Spokane lair are on
sale at reduced rates.
Hiram Kobcrtson has effected some
improvements to his block.
Dave Arnot is making some improvements to his store building.
A. Mclnnes, mining recorder, New
Denver, arrived down Tuesday.
New Denver citizens are moving
for the incorporation of that place.
Local marksmen are agitating for
a shooting match on Thanksgiving
There will be one or two big deals,
of great import to the town, recorded
next week.
Robt. Madden has improved the
Two Friends hotel by putting in a
new front.
Furnished house to rent in Brandon;
with or without piano. Enquire at
this office.
lhe blue front hotel, on Arthur
street, is to be opened for business iu
a few days.
Dick Butner has purchased a hall
interest in the Wilson House. It is a
good investment.
A joint stock company has been
formed to take ov r the electric light
works at New Denver.
The amount of outgoing and incoming mail handled at the postoflice
shows a steady increase.
J. E. TattcrsalI's new residence
when completed will be one of the
largest and best in town.
Jackson Radcliff was married at
Nelson Tuesday, to Mrs. A. B. Henderson, by Rev. J. II. White.
Wm. Tliomtinson has accepted thc
offer of a responsible .and lucrative
position with J. Frank Collom.
A. David, Sandon's leading tailor,
was here Tuesday, guaging the
growth of his Slocaii patronage,
The W. C. T. U. are meeting with
success in their canvass for support
for their proposed reading room.
The heavy frosts this week have
caused the citizens to give some
thought to the approaching winter.
The Silverton .Miners'Union has
purchased the Van Ness block in that
town and arc fixing it up for a ball.
Yard engine 109 came down on
the barge Monday from the Revelstoke shops, looking spick and span.
The good people of Denver are in
arms over a game of baseball played
there last Sunday. Times are changing.
Though things arc somewhat quiet
round Silverton, the indications are
that there will be a revival by the
new vcar.
Hob Allen went out to Nelson on
Tuesday to secure a heavy wagon
and draught team for freighting up
Springer creek.
Llndquist & Campbell are getting
along s'owlv with their hotel on
Springer creek,owing to the difficulty
In securing lumber.
Patties have been here of late sizing; up the town with the idea of in-
troduoing an electric light service
from Bonnlngton Falls.
As a result of the recent row at
Rosebery, .las. Marshall and W.Morrison have secured quarters in the
Nelson jail for two months.
W, E. Bole, manager at Camp
Mansfield, came in from that district
Tuesday evening. He inspected some
property in this vicinity next day.
Frank Dickinson offers to back his
dog, Nig, against nny performing
monkey in the country, even to the
trapeze act of swinging by tho tail.
Thanks to the enterprise of Thos.
Lake, several lino specimens of ore
from properties in this camp have
been sent to the Spokane exposition.
J. McKinnon and J. Drlsooll are
erecting a building opposite tne new
hotel in the Arlington basin, and
will put in a stock of groceries and
dry goods.
The "experience" social of the
Presbyterian Ladies' Aid on Monday
night was a novel and interesting affair. There was a large audience in
Hov. Fattier L. Drummond, S.J.,
will lecture iu Sandon on Oct. 2 on
the "Heasonablenesi of Christian
Faith," The reputation of the lecturer as an orator is well known.
Rev. C. F. fates, of New Denier,
held services in the Anglican church
on Sunday last. The reverend gentleman has been transferred to Golden and takes his departure In a low
One ofthe guests at the Arlington
last night mistook the ringing of a
locomotive bell lor a fire nl arm and
he soon had the neighborhood arous
ed. Ho was of full age and had
travelled some.
J B. Parvlanco has beon appointed
the delegate to represent the Sloean
City .Miners' Union at the labor eon-
volition, to bo held at, Nelson Wednesday, for tho purpose of nominating ti candidate to contest Ibis riding
in the forthcoming Djtniniuii election
Gwiilim 6c Johnson,
B. C
The Mnrcutt 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. join.
Mas. W. J. Andrews, MBS. T. B. Hall
President. Cor. Secretary.
Wilson Cafe,
Open Day and Night
First-Class Heals at all
hours. AH delicacies
of the season served at
Moderate Prices.
Certificate of Iiprorais.
Arlington Mo. 1 Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where locatedt—Between the Arlington No. 2 and Burlington No. 2
mineral claims', on the north lork of
Springer creek.
TAKE NOTICE thatl, Arthur S. Fai-
well, acting as agentfor J.Frank Collom,
tree miners certilicate No. B14374, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tlie Mining Uecorder for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 18th day of Julv, A.D. 1900.
a. 8. FaRWELL
St<'i>li.*nit<- Fruition Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Miniiu Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Between the Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on thenoith fork of Springer
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. P. Dubois,
free minei's certilicate No. 112(5801, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the alining Uecorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 1)7, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
D,ted this 18th day of July, a.D. 11100.
itoni'iitiii, Graphic, Graphic Fraction and
l'.:ilsini Mtnorul Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: Oil the d'vide between 'len Mile and Springer creeks.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Archie Main-
waring Johnson, free miner's certilicate
No. Bo6901, intend, sixty days from tin-
date hereof, to apply to tbe Mining
Uecorder for Certificates of Improvements, lor the purpose of obtaining 11
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under 37, must he commenced before the
issuance of such Certificate of Improvement.
Dated this 8th day of September, 11)00.
Rda Fractional Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located:— On the north fork
of Springor creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for Kooert I. Kirkwood, No. B2681B, and Charles K.Smith-
eringale, No. B28819, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Uecorder for a ccitilicale of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notico that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 15th dav of September,ItHM).
21 .ti-oo '  A. 8. FARWELL.
J. I.
Speculator Mineral C'luim.
Situate iu the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District
Where located :—(In tho  north fork
ol Springer creek.
TAKF. NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Fur-
well, acting as agent for Uohert I. Kirkwood, No. 1326816. and Thomas Kilput-
rick, No. B48887, intend,sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply t lhe Mining
Uecorder for a certificate of Improve-
mentn, for the purpose of olilaining a
Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must bo commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this IHllnltiv of September.lOOO.
21-ii 00 A. 8.FARWELL
B. A. So.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN,   ' _J ^1 _c;
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders left at the Ollice:
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles   Furnished.
Slocan,       - B. C.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      -      •»      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
Large stock of new Coal
and WoodStoves.Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay have just been received. Call and see
A. David,
For a Nice Fall Suit. Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      We use ojly Al
Trimmings and tho Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
.iiiiirr.ii Mountain Mid Speonlator Frnr-
It'.i. Mineral Clulm*,,
Situate in the Sloean  City Mining Dlvi*
Hion oi the West Kootenay District
Where located :—Oo the north fork
of Bpringer creek,
TAKF, NOTICE that I, Arthur S. F»r-
well, acting ns agent for Robert I Kirkwood, Free Miner's Certificate R0.B868IO
intend, Hixty davH from  the data hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder foruer-
tiiieiiti'8 ol Improvement!, for the purpose of obtaining Crown t*raiilH(>f tbe
above elaiins.
Anil further take  notice  that action,
under sootlon 'i", must be commenced
beforo the Issuance of such certificates oi
Dated this 18th dav of September,I'.MKl
21 nun '   A. S. I A I: WELL
Underwear  .   .  .
Now is the time to replenish your Underwear. We have a new and elegant stock
in Unions, Shetlands.and Natural Wools.
Wide range in quality and price.
 T. McNeish 6c Co.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
.Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and  Blacksmith Coal.
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail   Orders   receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE & Co.
Canailiaii Paciflc Railway
East   Fast Daily  Train-West,
With Improved connecting service
via Revolstoke or Crow's Nest
route to and In an
First-Class Sleepers  on   all   Trains
from Arrowhead and Kooteray
Tourist Cars pass Medicine Hat daily
for St. I'iiiiI; Saturdays for Montreal and   Boston] "Mondays
and  Thursdays for Toronto,
Same cars pass Hevclstoke one day
Connections :
TO AM) PROM   points NORTH)
10.00CI Sun lv Sloean City arox Sun l(t.5.*>
17.10ax Sun lv Slocan City ar ex Sun 11.50
For rates, tickets, and f,,ll information apply to Agent, Slocan City,
W. V. ANDERSON,    E, .1. COYLB,
T. P. A., A. iii'. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Commercial, Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway,
or any other description,
At Reasonable  Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Do You
Want a Home ?
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 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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