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VOL. I., No. US.
SLOCAN,    li.   (■„   JUNK   L".i,   1000.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Giant Powder, . ,t Gutta Percha Fuse,
Jessops' Steel,        Stoves and Tinware,
Coal Oil,     niners' Supplies.
B. C.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Just Received
A nice line of Men's Shirts, in Neglige and Silk
Fronts, with Ties to match. Just the thing for
the Celebration.
on JULY 8.
i .ni MiTthiK nf General Committee—*
Rvarytltlng Arranged tot Next Htun-
ilnv   ■•:v<-<•!i<-iii  I'rogrntnmo   Drafted
llllll  I'lllllUhrll.
Teas anil Coffees are the best and freshest
the market affords.
Look for the Big Sign Across the Street.
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairview, nnd Camp Mek'innev, 11. 0.
«** Grand Celebration
Dominion Day !
to be held at
on Monday, July 2nd, 1900.
Monday evening the final meeting
of the various conniiii.ie.es In charge
of ihe Dominion day sports was held
at the Hicks House, and the whole
situation was thoroughly canvassed.
The judges for the various events
were appointed and many incidental
details, arranged. One of ihe most
pleasing announcements was that of
the finance committee, who reported
that in addition to tho donations so
readily and liberally given by the
citizens, .1. M. Williams, manager of
the Chapleau, would place a handsome silver trophy at the disposal of
the general committee It was decided to donate this to the band boys,
who will take charge of it for the
time being. The C.P.R. has agreed
to hold over the Nelson train Monday
evening till 6:80, so that all may
have an excellent chance of witness
ing ouch event.
l-'roni the enthusiasm shown here
anil in the neighboring tOwn'.SIocan
is certain to have a Iii-,' crowd and no
effort will be made to treat each visit >r white. When the morning boat
arrives, it will he met hy an imposing array ol gaily ornamented equipages and a procession formed to
march to the recreation grounds. A
great deal of interest Is being centred
in the football tournament, which
will be the best affair yet given in
Kootenay. ITour teams have entered
the lists and an exciting time may be
looked for. in theblcvcle and horse
races, Ion, there is exhibited keen
interest and many entries and the
events will be sharply contested. In
the horse races particularly considerable money has been wagered on the
results. Several noted sprints will
take part. In the. footraces, the prizes
being equal to those of Ncls.ni.
Most of the sports will he held on
Main street, which has been placed
iu elegant Bhapo. it will bo handsomely decorated, in the general fur
thcrance ol which each merchant is
asked to do his level lu-st, The committee will see that a plentiful SUppl*,
of evergreens Is obtained. At the
hotels due provision has been made
for tho hungry and thirsty multitudes
and there need beno apprehension on
thnt scon-.
Once again it is pointed out that a
special train service has been obtained for lhe Upper camp, The train
leaves Sandon at 6:45 a.m., connecting with the boat at Roscbery and
reaching here at 9:55. Returning,
I boat leaves Sloean at 7 p.m.,tin- train
reaching Sandon at 10:20. Calls wil!
i bo made at ail intermediate points
and a single fare return rate will
Following is the programme of
sports lor the day:
Football tournament, under the di
rcctton of R. M. Covington; for purse
"i' ir7.">, at recreation grounds '.i a.in.
Slocan vs Arlington; U):.'i!>, Silverton
vs Sandon, regular Slocan league
game; 5 p.m. deciding match between winners of above events.
Caledonian sports, to bn held on
Main street, commencing at 1 o'clock
sharp, Hurler control of R. M. Covington, T. Sloan and R. Bradshaw—
to start: best two heals out of three lo
decide winners.
Tug of war, on Main street, for a
prize of $25   Sloean vs The World.
Tho programme will wind op by
a grand bill, to he held ill the Sehon-
berg hall, Brandon, under the aus
pi cos of the Slocan Brass Band.   A
handsome trophy has been donated
by J. M. Williams, 10sq., for tho best,
goptleman and lady wnltzer present,
l-'.very effort will Im made to give
visitors a good time.
minimi  hi < onus.
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry office, H. P. ('lniBtio being mining
June 18—Rosins, Ten Mile, 1) Sloan.
10—Pretoria'; h f Lemon, .1 Collett ami
F (1 MiiiTuiix.
Pretoria No 1, sum ,11 Morblott and
u Cauture.
Chapleau Cpnsol fr, 1st n f Lemon, by
Chapleau < iold Mining Co.
21—Skookum, Dayton ck, M Isaacson.
Victoria, same, 11 II Uolo.
Sun Toy, Tolien ck, M liaacBon.
Hoi ten Piny, Slocan lake, C Ilin/.e.
Greengage, Springer ck, I'll GJbion.
22— KmeruM, Lemon ck, II Keielniit.
23—Joe Chamberlain, tame, F. Odium,
.lime 18 -Ranger, Skylark, Valley
Fraction two years, Ranger fr for four
years, spring valley two years, Woodland live years, Susan S, Susan M two
years, Violet, Superior, Superior fr live
j years, Central fr four years, Wedgo fr
| two years. Bother, Bother :r three years
Kilo No 'J fr four years, Kilo, Skylark
fr live years. Saddle Kock two years,
BaSBett two years, Susnn (i, Gold Crown
Iwo years, Copper Jacket live years,0 K,
North Star live years.
10—Eagle, Hard Nut, Regina.
20—Johannah, Shenandoah, Sheffield,
Accidental, Reno, fono two years, Buch*
era two years, Moilie.
21—South Exchange, Snxon Maid.
Matrice, Premier.
L'2— Iiute, Silver Bell fr, Nightingale,
Fi ict Luke.
23—New Phoenix fr, Black Bird, F.Ik.
June 38—Ronnie  Doon }y, I) Sloan to
I G McLune.
A Novel lili'ii.
$1,000 in Prizes.
Football Tournament,
Horse Racing,
Bicycle Racing,
Caledonian Sports, Etc
-   With Grand Ball in Evening,
P and
Running hop,
Standing broad jump
Running broad jump
Pole vaulting
Roys" do.
Boys' standing jump
100 yard dash '
2 JO       do
$5 on
5 ui
f. 00
5 OJ
1 50
2 00
10 O)
10 00
$2 50
2 50
2 r.u
2 ."'ii
1 Ul
1 CO
5 m
5 U)
2 50
1 00
l 00
1   Oi)
A Good Time Promised to All.
Hurdle, race, 120 yard.-. 7 50
Sack race ." 00
Three legged race 5 00
Boys' race, umlor 13       l' 50
I''. Purvinnco and W. S. Johnson,
judges of loot,  races  and A. Rogers
starter. Entrance fees of ten per
cent to be. charged iu all event.- excepting the hoys'.
Bicycle races, commencing 'it the
corner of Delaney avenue, under direction "t A. C. Smith and W. ). Andrews—
Gents'race, throe limes
round block, $7 50     .fi1 50
Ladies'do.,once around 5 OO :.' i*1
Hoys' do, under I I,        2 00       1 (.HI
Ten per cent entrance in the gents'
Horse races, on  Main street., Nap.
Romilcard,  starter) A. York, .!.<■.
Met'alluin and T. McNeish judges—
Sloean   Lake   race,   for
horses   owned    on
Slocan lake, $50 00 f25 00
Slow   race,   owners   to
change horses, 15 00 ."• 00
Saddle race, open to the
world, 25 00    10 <*>
Ten per cenl entrance   lee 111 each
event; four horses to enter and three
Montreal Witness, May 80, 1900:
Mrs. Egcrton, an English lady, who
did nursing work in Dawson City,
carried out an original idea in London, which gr atly gratified tire C.
I', II. people. Mrs. Kgerton had been
much struck by the scenery along
tho line of the ('. P.R., ,-is well as with
the service which the company rendered across the continent, and she
determined to let the folk in England
know something about both. For
this purpose sho availed herself ol a
fancy ball at Covent garden, to appear in 0 cos!nine which took the
prize for,originality, and which Illustrated Canadian scenery and the C.
P.R. in a iiigh'y striking manner.
Thc lady's hat was tiimuied in a
manner to show the C.P.R. I rains in
motion; her cape set forth Lake Ontario, Lake Superior and tin- Rocky
Mountains, while tho front of her
dress showed a train rushing at lull
speed through the wonderful ravines
nt the far Northwest. In tie lady's
hand was a banner which contained
the coats oi arms of the several provinces constituting the Dominion.
Tin- tout ensemble, as the London
press remarked at the time, was wonderfully a'riking and Improssivo and
gave an idea at a glance of a country
nf which London, previous to the
jubilee, knew very little. Mrs.
Egcrton, as Mr. Baker, the C.P.R.
auenl in London, pointed out, did all
this "off her own bat," and solely
with the patriotic view of making
Canada known.    The lady is coming
out again, probably this summer,
when she will make an extended
tour of the country. Photographs ol
Mrs. Kgerton in her unique costume
are at tho general offices ol the I .1'.
For l.t'iniill Crrt'U Iti'llil.
On Monday J. M. Williams, representing th*; Chapleau Consolidated
child Mining Co,, and Percy Dickon
mui, representing the Warner Miller
syi dlcate, left hare for Victoria to in
! terview the government for art appro
prtatlon inwards building the Lemon
creek wagon road, Their companies
are operating extensively on lhe
creek nnd together nggregate many
hundreds of thousands of dollars In
capital. Tlu-y liavcexpciulod a vasl
sum already In the camp and will
spend ii good deal im po so soon as
tlie road is completed In mill buildings a! d machinery. In their endeavors both  gentlemen   have tho
hearty sympathy and i per..tion of
ihe people of this town, whose Interests lire s i nine!) wrapped uii iii the
well being "l the Loin m erci k camp.
i nlry Queen Group,
L. A. Thurston has had four men
working on the  Fairy Queen group,
Trout creek, Owing to the high water the trail, which follows the creek
bed, is at present almost impassible.
Supplies were taken in to lust some
linn-and a little ore brought down
io the lake. At, the property the ore
on tho dump Is being sorted and
sacked ready for shipment, There
is upwards of a carload to handle.
The men have been ground sluicing
so as to strip the lead, on which Mr.
Thurston will sink a shaft i.0 or CO
feet.    .
,rri'Klt   SI.OCAN   MINES.
New trails are being built to the
There arc 85 men employed at the
Last Chance.
There is still an abundance of snow
on the upper levels.
The Bosun is maintaining its regu
lar shipinc ta of ore.
Concentrates from tho Wakefield
continue to bo sent out.
An electric light plant is to be installed at the Last Chance.
Considerable contract work is being done on the Rcco group.
A shipment of ore will be made
shortly from the Trade Dollar.
Traffic on the K. it S. has doubled,
owing to the revival iu raining.
Last, week .'-'1 toiis of ore was exported from the .Sandon district.
Bears nro reported plentiful round
the mines in the. New Denver camp.
One hundred and forty tons of ore
was shipped by the Bosun during the
The. ■Whitewater exported 184 tons
of ore last week, while the Payne
sent out 170 tons.
One hundred and twenty tons of
ore was shipped by the Slocan Star
during the week.
The ore chute hnB been tapped in
the crosscut, on the Ruby,a promising
prospect near New Denver.
Work has commenced on the long
crosscut tunnel on the Slocan Star.
It will be L'100 feet in length.
The Mascot, on which Mike Kei-lin
recently made the big strike of galena, has again been bonded by Ihe
Ruth people, this time for M0,000.
The framework on the [vanline
concentrator has been started and
tho general work and Improvements
connected with the mill are well advanced.
Following are the results of the
promotion examinations held in the
public school ibis week: —
From Lower Division -Gertrude
Foley, Fannie Robertson, Mabel Hall,
! Lee Hall.
ToSeniorThlrd -Herman Llndow,
|Donald Shook, Alice Ball, Jennie
I'nlev. Clarence Foley.
To ihe Fourth Harry Vork, Alma
To the Fifth—Florence Bull, Kate
Foley, John Mc( la Hum.
Honor Roll--Florence. Bull, proficiency; Harry Vork, department; W.
Tipping, attendance.
this   division.
Wo i.i-ini the Qiitire Lake I'mnitiy-A
llciillliy    I'lvlilt-iuiu   (if  tin*   I.lir    unit
Wealth of the <!niii|i--Enterprlio lire
IIIkuciI Shipper.
There was no ore shipped from tho
division last week, the Enterprise not
having got things into proper shape
yet. They will have an abundance
of ore to comedown later en.but they
intend sorting it closer than was for-
nicrk done. At, the Arlington the
dumps arc crowded with oro, but tho
extensive Improvements being made
to the wagon road are delaying the
shipments for the time being. Altogether the camp is ill a most healthful
Following is a list ol tin; shipments
this \car to date:
m i si u.
Black Prince.
Kilo   ..     .
Coplen U hi I.nek.
W. A. Coplen, one of the former
owners of the Skylark & Ranger)
group, arrived in town on Monday,to
.look after sniiie Interests in this vicinity.   Of hue he has been develop
ing the Meadow group, on thc east
side of the Columbia rlvcr,nnd below
Nakusp but within sight of that town.!
It. i> a galena   proposition  and  a
dandy.   Coplen has had the property
for years, bul this spring's work has J
greatly improved Its appearance.   It
has a six foot vein, with IS inches of
solid galena, the grade oi which is
over i^i oz,    Ho brought several
large samples ofthe reck to town for
a.-s.-n ing and exhibition.   A number
of Slocan  capitalists are InquiringI
' after lire groOp,
l.niiir*.' \i'i Entertainment.
Mi.-** Lottie L. Tlllotson, ofSt.Paul,
Minn., a noted elocutionist, will give
an entertalnnn nl In the Music Hall,
on Friday ( veiling.July G, under the
auspices of tho Ladles' Aid of the
Presbyterian church, she will be
assisted by tin besl musical talent In
town. Refreshments will he served
at reasonable prices.
ii,..in iiMi-.i Service.
Slocan Lodj o No, 10, I.O.O.F.will
hold a dedicatory service In their new
ball lu-xi Thursday night, July 6,
All visiting brethren and friends of
the order arc cordially Invited lo be
present a Bhort musical programme
will bo given and rcfri slnnenta serv
X, Ison Orangemi n arc bringing a
tine baud and *vd wil   ihi m
to the ci li brat] n I eri on the l-th.
The record ofliee will be closed on
Monday next.
The force on the Enterprise lias
been slightly Increased.
Morewoik is being dono on the
Moilie, opposite the Enterprise.
A large quantity of T rail has been
sent to the Chapleau this week.
Percy Dickenson recorded 02 certificates of work iu one day last week.
The Arlington has a large quantity
of ore sacked and ready for shipment.
Geo, Long and Nat Tucker wiR
commence work on the Lily B by
July 11.
The snow has been going with a
rush of late and the creeks are running full.
[n about two weeks it, is expected
the crosscut, on the Million will tup
the Enterprise lead. ,
The vein mi the Twin Lakes,!'amp
Mansfield, has widened out anft
shows 11 feet "l ore.
Jim Baker and Xeil McMillan arr*.
working on the.Col. Sellers group,on
the south fork ol Ten Mile.
Several outfits have gone in this
week to do work on claims on the
upper portion ofTen Mile.
Two men have been working on
the old Alexandra claim, Ten Mile,
during the past fortnight.
Frank Provost is making a first-
class job of the Arlington road, and
will soon have it completed.
The two main drifts on the Tama-
rac arc in about 250 feet each. Thc
air is getting somewhat bad.
In and around the Arlington is
more bustle and activity than any
properly in tbo lake district
Plenty of mineralized quartz is being met with in tlie crosscut being
run on the Ohio to catch the Necpawa
Two men are doing assessment on
tho Black (loud, opposite the Enterprise. It is owned principally in Toronto.
Oscar McMillan's pack train has
been bperatlng on Ten Mile. Ho
took several tuns of supplies to the
W. Thonilinson and ('. D. McCrae,
of New Denver, went up the creek
Trie day to work on a claim above
the Meteor.
W A, Harvey, who inspected the
Chapleau last week, s'atcs the property is unci of the very best in the
whole district.
Ground sluicing for theledgoon
tho  Mineral   Mountain, one   of  the
speculator group, has been iii progress for a week.
Geo. Aylwin has Jiad an assessment
done  on the   Royal Standard,   Ten
M le.   li has a promising showing of
concentrating ore.
Prof Odium has staked a claim on
Lemon creek,currying n well defined
li ad with live feet of quartz, lie intends developing ital once.
The crosscut on the Crescent) one
of tlie Camp Mansfield properties, has
tapped the vein, which   is seven feet
wide and with good ere showing,
L. A. Hicks has returned from doing assessment on the Mary Durham,
noar New Denver. New openings
were made on tho lead, exposing two
or three inches of good 01*0.
M, t.ivrll will open a hotel in tho
corner block opposite the Arlington,
lie will have the dining room run-
u-tng' d Monday.
Distinguished Career of Sir Henri My
de Lotbiniere.
Hon. Sir Henri Gustave Jolyvde
Lotbiniere is the eldest son ol tbe
late Gaspard Pierre Gustave Joly,
a Huguenot native of France, who
became Seigneur de Lotbiniere by
his marriage with Julie Christine
Chartier de Lotbuiier, granddaughter of the last Marquis de Lotbiniere, engineer in chief of New
Fiance. Born in France on December 5, 1829, be was educated at
the Keller school, Paris, in company with the late Monsieur Wad-
dington, the French minister. Coming to Canada, he devoted himself
to the study of law and was called
to lhe Quebec bar in 1855. - He
practiced his profession in the city
and district of Quebec and was created a Q. C. in 1878.
A Liberal politically, he was returned in that interest to the Canadian assembly at the general elections of 1861 as the representative
of the county of Lotbiniere. He
took a prominent part in the debates on tbe confederation of the
provinces, 1865-6, joining Messrs.
Dorion, Holton, Huntington and
other Liberal leaders from Lower
Canada in opposition to tbat measure. In the first election for the
United Provinces he was returned
to the house of commons and tbe
provincial assembly. He remained
a member of both until 1874, when
at the abolition of dual representation he elected to remain in the local legislature. He led tbe opposition in the assembly against the De
Bouchervillegovernment until March
1878, when on the dismissal of his
ministers by Lieutenant-Governor
Letellier, he was called to the premiership.
While at the head of the government, he initiated and carried out a
vigorous policy of retrenchment as
well as of political purity. The salaries of ministers and the indemnity
of members of the legislature were
reduced. An effort was made to
abolish the legislative council and
all unnecessary outlays were cut off.
Defeated in the house in 1879, be
resigned and from that time up lo
1883 was again tbe leader of tbe
opposition. In 1885 he retired from
public life in consequence of his disapproval of the course of tbe Liberal party on the Riel question.
He reappeared on the surface
June 1893, as a delegate to the reform convention at Ottawa,of which
he was elected vice-chairman. In
February 1894 he undertook a mission of peace and goodwill to tbe
province of Ontario to dispel Ihe
prejudice existing there against tbe
province of Quebec and to bring
about a better feeling between the
two provinces. In February 1895,
in response to a general call from
his party, he agreed to return to
public life and from that time took
an active part in the agitation which
led to Sir Wilfrid Latirier's success
at the polls in 1896. During the
contest he was returned to the
house of commons for Portneuf.
On the formation of the new administration at Ottawa, he became
controller of inland revenue and became a privy councillor with the
title of minister of inland revenue
on June 30, 1897. He is an honorary D. C. L. of Lennoxville university, an L. L. D. of Queen's university and in acknowledgment of
his public'serviees received the K.
C. M. G. from I Ier Majesty in May
18(15. "e declined a seal in tbe
senate in 1874 and again in 1877.
In ihe hitler vear he also declined a
seat with the office ol minister of
agriculture, in the Mackenzie administration.
Sir Henri is known all over tbe
continent for bis interest in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, having writlen and spoken frequently
on those subjects. In 1893 he was
entrusted with the preparation of
the provincial forestry exhibits sent
to the Chicago world's fair, and
throughout the Mercier regime he
assisted in the administration of tbe
departmeht of agriculture.
During ihe existence of   the   Imperial Federation  league   he   gave
the scheme his entire support, and
he is now as warmly inclined towards the British Empire league
He is also connected with tbe
United F.mpire Loyalist association.
In religious belief he is a member
of the Church of England and has
served as a delegate to the dioceas-
an and provincial synods of the
In 1888 he was authorized by the
Quebec legislature to add De Lotbiniere, bis mother's name, to that
of Joly. He married in 1856 Mar-
garetta Josepha, daughter of the
late Hammond Gowen of Quebec.
Their eldest son, Fdmond, is a
lawyer; the second, Alain, is a captain in the Royal Engineers, and
the third, Henri Gustave, a lieutenant in that corps, both tbe two latter   having   graduated    from    tbe
Royal military college at Kingston
and being now in service in India.
—From Canadian Men and Women
of the Time.
Sir Henri has a beautiful country
residence at Pointe Platon on the
St. Lawrence river, a few miles
from Quebec on the opposite bank.
All   Paeeewcere  Killed Kx>-i>pl TIiomo
on Bleeping Car.
Atlanta, Ga., June 25—A passenger train on the Macon branch of
the Southern railway ran into washouts 100 teet long and was completely wrecked. Every person on
the train except the occupants of tbe
Pullman car perished. Thirty-five
people in all were killed.
President Kruger evidently bas
an eye to the safe side of a proposition. He is now paying bills
with printed I. O. U.S and holding
to his gold.—Seattle Times.
Tragic Death of John James, a Record
Newsboy, in the Pond.
John James, a newsboy who was
well known to subscribers (or the
Record from his selling lhe paper on
the street, met death in the pond on
Trail creek at the west end of the
city yesterday morning.
The boy, who would have been 15
years, 10 months old had he lived
till tomorrow, is subject to epileptic
fits and was sitting on a raft on tbe
pond about 12:30 p. m. watching a
number of other boys bathing when
a fit sized him and he fell into the
water. He must have died instantly
for he never rose again and not a
bubble came from the place where
he sank.
The other boys seem to have
thought he bad dived, but after ten
minutes had elapsed without bis
coming to the surface, several of
them dived after him, but without
success. Finally John McKay, a
youug Cornish miner who works in
the Le Roi, dived after the body and
brought it to the surface alter it had
been under water 45 minutes. There
was very little water in the lungs,
which is an evidence that death
must have occurred almost immediately after he struck Ihe water and
not trom drowning. The body was
taken to the boy's home on Davis
The boy was a son of Thomas
IL James, a miner at the War
Fugle. His brother, Thomas James
also a RECORD newsboy, had broken
his arm at tbe circus only last
The funeral services will take
place at St. George's church of England at ten o'clock tomorrow
morning. The newsboy's union,
among whom the dead boy was a
favorite, has asked to be allowed to
share the -funeral expenses and will
attend the services in a body. The
boy was held in high regard by all
connected with the RECORD, and
they mourn his untimely fate.
The Boers have quit their laagers
and are now grouped around a
water tank at a railway siding
where Kruger's capital car is.—
Toronto Star.
Sanguinary Conflict with Insurgents
in Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bulgaria, June 22.—It
transpires tbat 90 persons were
killed and 312 wounded in the recent conflict between tbe troops and
peasants in tbe Varna districts.
A state of siege has been proclaimed in the districts of Varna,
Sbumla, Tirnova, Rtistchuk and
The government is anxious to
limit the number of newspapers,and
bas issued stringent regulations as
to the qualifications which must be
possessed by editors.
It is rarely that lhe nomination
for both president and vice-president
has been made by acclamation *>y
either of tbe great parties of the
United States. The fact that this
has been the case with President
McKinley and Governor Roosevelt is
the strongest testimony to.the hold
they have gained on the mass of the
Republican party. It also proves
the supremacy ofthe "man on horse
back" over men's minds, even in a
nation commonly, but erroneously,
supposed to be totally absorbed in
tbe sordid occupation of money-
grubbing. Tbe renomination of
President McKinley and thc nomination of Governor Roosevelt are
the direct outcome of tbe Spanish
war. It proves that the American
people can be dazzled by military
glory as much as the subjects of a
European monarch.
But it proves more than this.
Taken in connection with the platform declarations on the results of
the war, the extension of foreign
trade and tbe protection of American rights abroad, this event means
that the United States have at last
come out of their national isolation
and determined to take an active
part in the affairs of the family of
civilized nations. America realizes
at last that a nation, no more than
an individual, can live for itself
alone. Tbe logic of events has forced
the United States into a position
where she must share the benefits
of membership in the family of nations, through her interests in tbe
Phillipines, Hawaii and Samoa, and
her trade rights in China. These
benefits carry with them international obligations, which cannot be
The brief declaration on tbe subject of President McKinley's tender
of bis good offices to aid in ending
the South African war proves this
last assertion. Party conventions
in the United States have heretofore treated foreign nations in a
mannerentirely irresponsible, and the
mere statement that offensive words
or acts were only for campaign purposes was considered ample excuse.
The South African war would have
been considered sixteen or twenty-
years ago an opportunity tor a positive carnival of ta'1-twisting by the
conventions of both parties. President McKinley has had positive evidence of British friendship which he
cannot ignore. The American people
know this so well that they must be
considering tbe necessity of revising
their school histories. Mr. McKinley did his utmost as a friend of both
parties to the South African war, in
order to reconcile them, and having
failed, he could do no more. The
convention approves his conduct
and does not pour forth any verbal
froth on the merits of the questions
which led to the war.
President McKinley's friends justly-
claim credit for a large share of the
renewed confidence and piosperity
which have signalized his first term
of office. The settlement of the
silver and tariff questions no
doubt had much to do with this revival, though it was certainly due in
a considerable degree to causes
common to the whole commercial
world and not peculiar to the
United States.
The  large cities   of  Washington
complain tbat the  census   of   their
population now being taken is incomplete and are making vigorous
efforts to secure a complete count.
The practice in the United States
does not compare for system and
thoroughness with that followed in
Great Britain. The Americans
make it drag along through three
weeks and count people who are
temporarily abseiU trom home.
Thus people who die and babies
born while the count is in progress
are liable to be counted or omitted,
and many persons are liable to be
cou ted twice.
The British practice is to make
the census as nearly as possible exact as to the number of persons in
each town at noon on a certain
chiy. The enumerator makes the
round of his district beforehand,
leaves a blank census paper at each
house with exact instructions to the
head of the household to fill in the
names of all persons residing there
at noon on census day. A person
who dies one minute before noon is
omitted; a baby born one minute
before noon is counted. A person
who dies one minute after noon is
counted, but a baby born at the
same instant is omitted. In the
course of the next few days the
enumerator makes another round,
corrects errors, fills in papers where
tbe matter has been neglected and
gathers up all returns. In this manner, duplications are avoided, as
well as any other errors.
They Are to  China What Know-
nothings Were in America.
The crisis in China has now
reached a point where a peaceful
solution of tbe difficulties is no
longer possible. Tbe all-absorbing
question in tbe United States at
this time is, what part will this
country take mi the affair;-' If the
United States keeps out of it altogether, she will lose her commercial
interests, and if she joins with the
other powers she must inevitably
take part in the division of the
spoils.—Spokane Chronicle.
Bombardment of Tien Tsin Starts the
Fire Which Destroys the Town.
New Vork, June 25 —The Clii-
nesn bombardment of Tien Tsin set
fire to the mission buildings first,
says the Chefoo correspondent of
the journal and Advertiser. It
spread to tbe native citv and destroyed everything. The attacking
force, well supplied with modern
artillery, has been pressing the
small allied forces very hard. Already the dead number [60. Relief is being rushed from Taku,
but tbe column will have to fight
its way through the big Chinese
All ForrtK" RUnMan Sails.
London, June 25.—The French
consul general at Shanghai has
been informed by Chinese ministers
that all foreign ministers and foreigners at Pekin were sale last
Thursday and preparing to leave
with the authority ol the Chinese
Admiral llrn<-<>,» Krport.
London, June 25.—The admiral-
ity has received the following dispatch from Rear Admiral Bruce,
dated Taku via Chefoo, June 24:
"The total force which left Tien
Tsin with the commander-in-chief
for Pekin was about 2000, composed of detachments from Ihe allied
ships. No action could possibly
be taken to relieve the commander-
in-chief, because il was only known
that be was cut oil by Tien Tsin
being invested.
"Tien Tsin bas been fighting for
its life ever since, ll was on receipt of information that Ihe Chinese army had ordered trains for
attacking Tien Tsin and that they
were ravaging Tonku and reinforcing Taku, as well as mining the
mouth of tbe Peiho, that it was
promptly determined to seize Taku.
Since then every effoil bas been
made to relieve Tien Tsin.
"I have commandeered a small
coasting steamer for taking troops
and sick wounded across the bay lo
Wei llai Wei, where I intend making a temporary base hospital and
asylum for refugees."
Thc "Boxers" society is a secret
org nization, supposedly encouraged by lhe ruling Chinese dynasty,
and has fo its principal object the
driving of all foreigners out of the
empire. There is some reason for
believing that certain foreign powers are secretly abetting the disturbance in (he mpe tbat pretext
for a conflict with be empire may
be afforded and uiui.r that thin excuse dismemberment be hastened.
The Clvnese race has <ui antiquity
of at least 6000 years.
.iiinixii-i- Wn*i Explanation,
Wu Ting Fang, tbe Chinese minister at Washington, was asked:
"What is the meaning of tbe
term 'Boxers' in Chinese, or what
is its derivative analysis?"
"I have seen from Chinese papers
that tbe local word applied to the
people thai your papers call the
'Boxers' is 'Vee-bo-cbuan.' 'Yee'
means 'righteousness,' 'Ho' means
'harmony,' 'Cbuan' means 'fists.'
'Yee-ho-chuan' would therefore involve the righteous idea of promoting harmony by the lists, the righteousness resulting from tbe harmony, with the lists as an incidental
means to a good end. The term
undoubtedly arose in connection
With athletic sports and teachers of
the art of boxin° or defense by the
Ili-riviiiloiiol' tin  Name
Tbe Caucasian may be inclined to
sneer at the simplicity of this definition, but it is not to be forgotten
that as a matter of indisputable history lhe word -'righteousness" and
tbe word "right" have a foundation
in the Chinese vocabulary more solid
than rock. Anyone who has intimate and honest business relations
with Chinamen in this country
knows tbat. A Chinaman in this
country who has not yet learned the
worst features of American or English or German commercialism in
his dealings with bis white brothers
invariably starts out with the query,
"What is right?" He puts it in his
own way,but that is what he means,
and he never betrays until he has
been betrayed.
With the substitution ol a government of responsible men for the
scratch cabinet headed by tbe demagogue Joe Martin, and with the
succession of the veteran statesman
Sir Henri Joly to Mr. Mclnnes as
lieutenant-governor, the people of
British Columbia can reasonably
look forward to a change ol conditions for the better in the near future. So long as the South African
war was in its critical stages, there
was little hope ol interesting capital
in the piovince, even if the local
conditions had been favorable. It
is therefore as well that, if the people had to perform the unpleasant
task of killing off a Martin government, the necessity should have
arisen at such a time. But now
that Mr. Martin is disposed of and
the Boer war is in its last stages,
we may reasonably hope for an unloosing of the money bags for good
investments such as this province
bas to oiler, unless tbe Chinese
crisis should become more serious
and lead lo foreign complications
and a European war. Il is probable however lhat tbe very fact tbat
all the greatest European powers
are so deeply Interested in   the   fate
of China will induce them to prefer
B compromise of their conflicting
claims to the dread allernative of a
general war. Tbe Berlin treaty oi
1S7.Sw.1sa compromise of equally
conflicting interests fraught with
equal danger and we may fairly
hope that tbe'Cbinese question will
be met in as reasonable a spirit as
was the Turkish question.
Tbe time is ripe to make a fresh
start in procuring British and Eastern capital for development of British Columbia's virgin wealth, ll is
timely lo study and profit by lhe
errors ofthe past that they  may be
avoided in the future.     One lesson
which has surely been learned thoroughly by this time is the Folly of
incorporating companies with  non.
assessable stock   on  the   pretense
that it is the means uf developing
prospects into mines.     T|K. mineJ
which have  been   developed   to   i
paying basis by this   means are so
lew and lar apart that   they   could
easily bi marked individually  on a
map of ths North  American  conti-
nent.      Tluv   are   the   exceptions
which prove lhe rule, viz: that such
an undertaking requires   large capital at the outset, combined with the
highest skill and integrity  in  management.    If the  capital  comes in
driblets, the  cost   of development
will be  increased   and   work   may
have to be  suspended  for  lack  of
funds, just when the enterprise is on
the eve of success.
But the small capitalist, tempted
by the few great successes in mining, is determined to take his
chances and, though the risks are
greater in proportion to the small**
ness of his investment, there is a
way for him to at least "get a show
for his money." This is by investing in the stocks of c >mpanies managed by men of proved ability and
integrity in the mining business.
Tbe investor cannot afford, if he is
competent, to personally investigate
the property or to hire a mining engineer to do it for him. But he can
judge men and he can judge whether
the company is organized on a basis
and managed in a manner which
gives reasonable ground of hope tor
its success. His judgment of men
will enable him to decide whether
tbe men in charge of a company are
safe leaders for him to follow.
As to the organization and management of a company, he can
judge by a few leading principles.
Its stock should be assessable, with
the assessments so limited in
amount and frequency as to ensure
tbe small holder against being frozen out. The cost of developing the
properly to a paying basis ought to
be estimated, as far as possible, by
a competent engineer, with ample
allowance for unforeseen contingencies, and the amount sf stock placed
in the treasury should be sufficient
to provide at least tbe amount of
this estimate. Tbe promoters' stock
should be pooled, or locked up in
such a manner tbat no possible way-
will be left open for its sale to break
the market for treasury stock. Tbe
commission allowed brokers on tbe
sale ol treasuty stock ought to be
kept down to a fair rate and known
to every purchaser. There are instances in this town where 50 per
cent on the sale of treasury stock
has been demanded by brokers, and
deals have fallen through because it
was refused. Such commission is
robbery of every shareholder in the
There are any number of men
who will grab greedily at a glittering bait and disregard all these precautions. Tbe chances are 9994999
in a million that they are playing a
bunko game trom the outside and
will have nothing lo show for their
monev except their experience ami
a nicely engraved stock certificate.
They deserve to lose their money
and can claim no sympathy. The
only Arthur Orton wrot'.-:
"Some men has money and no
brains an' some bas brains an' no
money. Them as has money an'
no brains was made for them as has
brains an' no money."
Arthur Orton knew more about
truth than grammar.
"Skin tbe Goat" and Mullet!, lhe
Invincible* who \ve,re rejected as
immigrants lo lhe United States,
have become an issue in lhe presidential election. Their return is
quoted as evidence of the charge
heard on all sides that Ihe present
administration   was   controlled and
dominated by England and English
The prediction tbat the nineteenth
century would wind up with a carnival of carnage is in a fair way to
be fulfilled. We have the Boer war,
the Chinese war, the Ashanti rebellion and a revolution or two in
South America.
The Chinese war lias outflanked
the Boer war in its claims on public interest. NEEDS MORETIME
Re-election of Ministers Will Delay
Special to the Record .
Victoria, June 22—Premier Dunsmuir has completed his cabinet,
presenting to the lieutenant-governor the names of J, D. Prentice as
provincial secretary and minister of
education; W. C. Wells, commissioner of lands and works, and
Richard McBride, minister of mines.
The new ministers at once took the
oath of office, and were sworn in,
and assumed charge of their departments.
Writs for bye-electicns in Victoria
city and South Victoria, to provide
for the re-election of Turner and
Eberts, were at once issued and
signed by his honor. These elections will be held on July 3, Bye-
elections for the return of the other
members of the cabinet will be set
for a later date.
A meeting of the executive will be
held to day, when it may be arranged that the house will be prorogued
to a later date than July 5, in order
to arrange for the re-election of all
ministers previous to the opening of
the session, the brief interval rendering this step necessary.
Mr Henri Joll Marin   Waal   n<.uu»»
Ottawa, June 22.—Sir Henri Joli
will probably leave for British Columbia on Monday.
Iiuilli' 4 rltii Itin ol Anif rli-au Poaltlon
at Paris Expoililou.
! * By Aaeociated Preta.
New York, June 22.—The Paris
correspondent of the Tribune says:
"This is the sixty-seventh day
since the exposition was opened and
the patriotic Americans have so far
refrained from caustic criticism of
their national pavilion in hope that
something would be placed in it to
put it on an evenjooting with other
"But after President Loubet's
visit today, it is impossible to conceal the fact that, in the opinion ol
ninety-nine out ot a hundred Americans who have seen it, the United
States pavilion, as far as its contents are concerned, is unworthy of
America, and causes unpleasant impressions when compared with the
German pavilion."
KSTeet or -alira*I«.«■'• Death.
New York, June 52.—The sudden
death of Count Muravieff is a startling incident, which has an important bearing upon the China question and the Russian policy, says
the London correspondent of the
Tribune. He was tbe most pacific
minister of foreign affairs Russia
had known during recent years, and
exercised a restraining influence
over the ambitious generals.
Koch «'au Cure Malaria
Berlin, June 22—Dr. Koch, reporting from German New Guinea,
under date ot April 28, regarding
his investigations respecting the
origin and cure of malaria, says:
"We have already established beyond doubt that by prophylactic and
subsequent treatment with quinine,
even the worst infected districts
can be cleared of malarial infection."
Ul* or Wight Candidate Iu Africa-. Ill*
Wile Fight* at Home.
"Hamlet" without Hamlet would
be easy compared with fighting
such B constituency as tbe Isle ot
Wight with a candidate 7000 miles
Captain John Scely is occupying
this unique position, says the Daily
Mail. He is at the front fighting
the Boers, while his friends at home
are fighting for him in the political
arena. He has been chosen by tbe
Conservative party as tbe figurehead for the fight. Telegrams
which have been sent to him by bis
family to announce bis selection and
seek bis views have not, so tar as
can be ascertained, yet reached him.
In his absence, his wife, a daughter   of Richard   Grant,   for   many
years secretary of the Royal Yacht
squadron, has stepped into the
breach, and though she has not
gone so lar as to deliver public
speeches for "Capt. Jack," as be
is familiarly designated, she appeais
on the Conservative platforms and
with silent eloquence appeals for
her absent husband.
Not only is she using her influence at public meetings and canvassing the electorate, but her pen
has been employed in her husband's
behalf. By post a few days ago the
electors received the following letter in her handwriting:
"My husband is away on active
service in South Africa," she wrote,
"and cannot personally ask for your
vote at this election. I know how-
very much he would appreciate the
honor of being selected by his
friends and neighbors as member
for the Isle of Wight, and you will
realize how anxious I am for his
success. May I hope that you will
make every effort to come and vote
for him on Wednesday next?"
A telegram from Mr. Chamberlain was read at a meeting in support of Captain Seely's candidature
at Newport.
"Best wishes for the success of
the Unionist candidate now at the
front," Mr. Chamberlain wrote.
"His return to parliament will encourage the government in lhe determination that the loss and sacrifice of the war shall not be thrown
t'hlcr Ju.ilri- .Mi-i'oil   AdiuluUlrutor-
Urluuri ilolUK to Taeouia.
Soeclal to tlie Kkcokd.
Victoria, June 23.—Hon. Henri
Joly leaves for here Monday, Chief
Justice McCole to act as administrator until be arrives.
R. E. Gosnell has been appointed'
private secretary to the premier.
It is reported on good authority
that Gov. Mclnnes is going to Tacoma for a time.
McKinley Ind Roosevelt Nominated by
the Republicans.
By Awocittad Prcii.
Philadelphia, June 21.—William
McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt
were unanimously nominated Republican candidates for president
and vice-president respectively.
Philadelphia, June 21.—The last
session of lhe Republican convention opened with the immense hall
crowded with delegates and spectators.
When nominations for president
were called tor, Senator Foraker of
Ohio took the platform to nominate
McKinley. The first mention of
the president's name was the signal
for a tremendous outburst of enthusiasm. The nomination of McKinley was seconded by Governor
Roosevelt of New York, Governor
Mount of Indiana and others.
When the roll call for the vote
was completed, Chairman Henry
Cabot Lodge announced tbat McKinley bad received the unanimous
vote and declared him the candidate Of the Republican party for
president for the term beginning
March 4, 1901.  The announcement
was received by tbe vast concourse
of people with unbounded enthusiasm, delegates and spectators, men
and women, standing on chairs or
rushing about the hall like so many
wild people. A huge counterfeit
elephant, the emblem of Republican
strength, was brought into lhe ball
and carried about amid- shouts of
laughter and applause.
Theodore Roosevelt, governor of
New York, was nominated for vice-
president by General Lafayette
Young, ol Iowa, and the nomination was seconded by United Stales
Senator Cbauncey M. Depew, of
New York. Roosevelt, like McKinley, received every vote ol the
convention and Chairman Lodge
announced the nomination as unanimous. Another scene oi uproar
and excitement followed the announcement and at 12:41 P- m- lne
convention adjourned sine die.
Roberts' and Buller's Troops to Make
Junction Saturday.
By AniKH*.iat«d Preaa.
London, June 22, — Lord Roberts
reports tbat General Ian Hamilton
reached the Springs yesterday en
route for Heidelberg to join hands
with General Buller, who isexpected
to reach Standerton tomorrow.
The dispatch from Lord Roberts
in full is as follows:
"Pretoria, June 22.—Ian Hamilton's column reached the Springs
yesterday en route to Heidelberg,
where they will join hands with Buller's troops, who reached Paarde
Kop yesterday and will be at Standerton tomorrow, thus opening up
cemmunications between Pretoria
and Natal and preventing any joint
action between tbe Transvaalers
and the people of the Orange River
"Baden-Powell reports from Rus-
tenburg that he found the leading
Boers verv pacific and cordial on
bis return journey hence. Commandant Steyn and two actively hostile
field cornets had been captured during his absence.
"Lord Edward Cecil,the administrator of the Rustenburg district,
has to date collected 3000 rifles.
"The commissioner at Kroonstadt reports that 341 rifles have
been banded in at   Wolmarinstad."
If Russia has stirred up tbe Boxer
uprising in China, she has done so
a little too late te gain lhe advantage of Britain's pre-occupation in
South Afiica. The break iu Lord
Roberts' line of communications via
Bloemfontein has been quickly repaired and Buller will today join
forces with those oi the commander
in chief. This will give Robert* a
uew and shorter line of communication with a new base at Durban. It
euts off the remnant of the Free
Slaters still in the field in tbe north
eastern corner of the Orange River
eolony from tbe main body of
Transvaalers who have retreated
eastward from Pretoria. The rapidity with which the Boers are giving
up their amis shows that the country west of Pretoria >s practically
pacified. The British forces can
thus be concentrated in a comparatively small area, leaving garrisons
in the conquered towns and patrols
for the railroads and outlying districts. The conquest of the territory still held by tbe Boers can
therefore be accomplished tbe more
easily and swiftly, with several
strong lorces converging upon it
from the east, south and west.
The detachment of 10,000 men
torn Buller's army should not, under these circumstances, greatly impair Roberts' ability to bring the
war te an esrly conclusiqn and, as
he progresses in this wnrk, still
further bodies oi his troops can be
detached, it a serious emergency in
China should require it, until an
army ol 100,000 men is landed in
the celestial empire.
This is an army which even Russia, with her huge military power,
can hardly match in the field. It is
composed of veterans, seasoned
with an arduous campaign and with
all the weaklings weeded out. It is
fully equipped, lias all its transports
ready to band and is already half
way to the new scene of operations,
The incompetents among its officers
have been found out and put where
they can do the least barm, and the
best men, who base stood thc test
of a campaign, have been put in
It is certain that tbe suppression
of the Boxers, the exaction of indemnities from their guilty accomplices at  the   bead   of tbe   Chinese
government and the settlement ot
affairs in such a way as to ensure
the safety oi foreigners and their
property in China hereafter will lead
to sharp dissensions among the European powers, whose forces are
now acting together in a temporary
emergency.       That   some   oi  them
will endeavor to take advantage of
the situation for their own territorial
aggrandizement there can be no
doubt. Only by having close at
hand an overwhelming force can
Britain guard her interests. Tbe
only other nation with whom she
has thorough community of interest
is Japan, for Germany's schemes
may run counter to British interests
and a conflict of interest with Russia and France is certain. Britain
can therefore rely only upon her
own strong arm, and that strong
arm is fortunately in splendid condition to strike a telling blow.
Tl-llllllllil lit'Into Bi trll.liill ol   Hct l|l-
roclij Tri-mj With I lilted Mule*.
Ottawa, June 23.—Word bas
been received at the trade and commerce department that the Trinidad
government has absolutely refused
to extend the time for the ratification of the Trinidad and United
States convention. The convention
expires in August and the U. S.
asked to extend the time for one
year to permit of congress dealing
with the matter. This Trinidad has
declined to do, and it is expected
that, when the convention expires,
Trinidad will renew negotiations
with Canada.
If 10,000 of the men who fought
their wav with Buller through the
mountains of Natal are sent to
China, how long will it take them
to cut their way through a horde of
Fear of Russia is the solid rock
upon which Japan's friendship for
Britain is built. No British Columbia law for the protection of Canadian labor could remove Japan's
fear of Russia and could not, therefore, weaken the alliance between
Japan and Great Britain. There is
no imperial reason why British Columbia should sacrifice the interests
ol Canadian labor on the altar of
British interest. — Toronto Telegram.
Botha Wishes to Surrender but Krnger
Is Obdurate.
London, June 23.—All tbe news
from South Africa continues satisfactory from the British point of
view. Trains ought soon to be
running between Durban and Johannesburg.
According to a Pretoria dispatch
General Botha possesses full powers to conclude peace, and it is reiterated that he is willing to surrender, but President. Kruger remains
The fact that a deputation from
Pietermascer, in tbe Northern
Transvaal, has approached Lord
Roberts with an invitation 11 send a
force to receive the submission of
the town is regarded as   important.
Iteioiiuollrln--.   I'arlv   In    f*lilli|»plli<-i
Hepiilaed With Severe Loan
Washington, June 2;.—The war
department has received tbe following cablegram from General McArthur:
"Manila, June 23.—A detachment of four officers and 100 men
of the Fortieth volunteer infantry.
Captain Miller commanding, left
Tagayen June 13 on a reconnaissance up the Tagayen river. In the
morning they were ambushed by
insurgents in a strong position.
Fifty men sent to reinforce them
from Tagayen did not take tbe posi-
tion and the troops withdrew to tbe
coast port."
Then follows a list of killed, of
which there are seven, also a list oi
11 wounded and one missing.
Chinese General Leads the Boxers. Garrison iu Desperate Straight.
The Chinese are fighting for tbe
independence of iheir country—for
liberty, if you please, and the right
to run China in a way lo suit the
Chinese.      But    no   resolutions  of
sympathy with the Chinese will be
offered at Philadelphia or Kansas
City. Not in a thousand years.—
Tbe troops of the European powers are practicing on the Chinese
for a subsequent liyht among themselves.
London, June 23.—Special dispatches from Shanghai, dated yesterday at 7:20 in the evening, state
that Tien Tsin bas been incessantly
bombarded for the last three days.
The entire British and French settlements have been destroyed.
Heavy casualties are reported.
No word has been received from
Admiral Seymour and it is believed
that the relief column   fared  badly.
Tilt* lli-.i. -nl In »lii. Mm IU.
New York, June 23.—The Journal and Advertiser today prints a
copyrighted dispatch from C. B.
Frederick Brown, presiding elder of
the Tien Tsin district of the Methodist church,dated at Cbee Foo June
22, as follows:
"I have just got away trom Tien
Tsin in a great gunboat. Tbe city
has been bombarded for several
days by tbe Chinese. Lieutenant
Wright, of our navy,and 150 others
of the white residents, marines and
sailors sent up to our assistance
were killed outright or wounded.
The American consulate building at
Tien Tsin has been destroyed. Tbe
ammunition is almost gone. Tbe
garrison is suffering terribly and
needs help."
I..mum 4'rillwpi- Vt lilp*. 4 hint»r,
Kiel, June 23.—A rumor is current in naval circles here that a
German cruiser has forced one Chinese ship ashore and captured
another, and that 20 Chinese were
German Minister Alive iiud Well.
Berlin, June 23.—-Tbe Chinese
minister here today informed the
foreign ollice that the German minister at Pekin, who was reported to
have been killed by Boxers, was
safe and well.
A Id 1 Inrxll.iil ol U nl"
London,June 23.—Tbe announcement that Prince Tuan has assumed
active command of tbe Chinese
troops and the bombardment oi
Tien Tsin seems evident that tbe
dowager empress has declared war
on tbe combined European powers
and that tbe whole military strength
of China is to be employed in behalf
of the Boxers.
Ilurd Fighting al Tien Tnlii
The Chinese number at least 13,-
000 inside the city. Their emissaries crowd tbe foreign quarters and
set fire to the buildings. The Chinese guns are being worked steadily
from the walls of the native city.
The assistance of reinforcements is
implored. The Russians are now
intrenched in tbe depot. They are
resisting tbe advance, which the
enemy is making in overwhelming
No word has been received from
Admiral Seymour, and it is feared
tbat the relief column   fared   badly.
There is an exodus of foreigners
from the Yang Tse Kiang to Shanghai and Japan. Many consider
Shanghai unsafe owing to the absence of foreign troops.
It liaalUI Troop* louilim III
Cbee Foo, June 23. — A dispatch
from New Chwang, al tbe head of
tbe gulf of Liao Tung, says:
"Foreigners are concentrating
here. 'Hit- British consul bas telegraphed for a gunboat, but bas received no reply. The port is apparently under Russian protection.
Russian troops are arriving from
Port Arthur and the North, The
residents are safe and business is
not likely to be seriously interfered
London, June as.-—In lhe bouse
of commons today, Mr. Broderick, I
under secretary for foreign affairs,
said the foreign ollice bad no news
from Pekin, or from Vice-Admiral
Sevmour. II-' added that news by
runner June iS from Tien Tsin, arriving at Taku June at, announced
that several attacks had been made
and repulsed.
On June 17 the Chinese shelled
the loreign settlement and Ihe Chinese military college was attacked
bv .1 mixed force of 150 Russians,
British, Germans and Italians.
They destroyed the guns and  burn
ed tbe college, winch contained a
considerable store of ammunition,
and killed its defenders.
The Russians, with four heavy
field guns, did excellent service.
The British loss was one man killed
and live wounded. The Germans
had one man killed, the Italians bad
live men wounded and the Russians
had seven men killed ai>d five
During the night of June 17 the
Chinese tried to seize tbe bridge of
boats, but were repulsed with loss,
including, it is reported, a Chinese
Rear-Admiral Bruce, at Taku,
telegraphed last night the further
information that at Tien Tsin June
20 lighting was proceeding and tbat
reinforcements were required. Mr.
Broderick also said:
"We have further heard from
Admiral Bruce, dated Taku, last
night, and Chee Foo this morning
as follows:
" 'I am hoping Tien Tsin may be
relieved tonight. No news from
commander in charge. The Terri-
rible landed this morning 382 officers and men ofthe fusiliers.' "
In conclusion Mr. Broderick announced that he believed various
other troops would arrive in a day
or two, if they had not already
Ili|ii>iInl WliofKoiHlt* Maanacre        '
London,June 22.—A special from
Shanghai says that it is reported
from Japanese sources that 1500
foreigners have been massacred at
Tien Tsin.
I.no,I Netia, ir True.
Brussels* fune 22.—The Petit
Bleu states tbat a telegram was received yesterday by an important
Brussels firm from China saying
that Admiral Seymour's relieving
force and the Russian column entered Pekin simultaneously. The
legations were reported intact and
all the Belgian residents are said to
be safe.
Sir Henri Joli de Lotbiniere to Rule
British Columbia.
By  Associated  Preaa.
Ottawa, June 21.—Should Sir
Henri Joli de Lotbiniere accept the
appointment as lieutenant-governor
of British Columbia, the name of
M. 1-. Bernier, M. P. for St. llya-
cinthe, is mentioned as the new
minister of inland revenue. Bernier
is recognized as one of the old
school of Liberals and a personal
friend ot Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Later.—It is understood that
Sir Henri Joli has accepted the appointment and will leave for British Columbia as soon as tbe governor-general, who is away, returns
and sanctions the steps that have
been taken in tbe matter.
Montreal, June 21.—The Witness this evening, discussing the
reported dismissal of Lieutenant-
Governor Mclnnes of British Columbia, says tbe Dominion government should not act upon tbe petition of a political party or of political parties ofthe province, no matter bow respectable or how strong,
because in tbat case they would be
taking political sides against lhe
representatives of the crown. Hut
if the government decides not lo
dismiss or recall Mclnnes at present, they would be acting wisely.
Continuing, the paper says:
"Tbe responsibility oi the lieutenant-governor's course must be
accepted by the Dunsmuir ministry,
who must willingly or unwillingly
acknowledge   their   position   when
the legislature meets. If the legislature refuses its confidence in the
Dunsmuir ministry, it must condemn Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes
In that case, should Mclnnes fail
lo fuul advisers, ihe Witness contends that the Dominion government Would be justified in recalling
him. The paper adds tbat friends
oi Mclnnes would do well to urge
him to resign. #
Job printing oi every description
executed with neatness despatch al
this office. ii i
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u roBUsasn kvkrv fkiday at
SLOCAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line (or
the tirpt Insertion and 5 cents r lino each
subsequent insertion.
Transient advertisemonts at same rates
as legal sdveittsiag,
Locals will be cimrged 10 cents a line
for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is 12 per year, strictly in advance-, S2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, 1000.
murrofiiAx oboppiimis.
The Dominion government has
promised to restrict Japanese emigraj
tion to British Columbia to twelve a
month. Half a loaf is better than
Innes, son of Mae, missed a grand
opportunity for wiping out old scores
against Turner & Co. by not firing
them bodily when they voted against
him at the Vancouver caucus. How
•he must kick himself tor his oversight.      	
Sir itehri Joly has been sworn in
as lieutenant governor of the pro-
wince, vice Mclnnes deposed. It is a
Joly good thing thc unseemly exhibitions at Victoria have been stopped.
Sir Henri's appointment will no doubt
be pleasing to his friend, Li Hun
Ex-Lieutenant Governor Mclnnes
•fell with a pretty4 heavy thud, ns he
•deserved to-for not taking advantage
of the easy plane to slide out on pro
•vided by Sir Wilfred Laurier. It
does not al way spay to be bull-headed,
.ior even a Laurier can be roused to
action at times.
Following in thc wake of the min-
■crs' eight hour law comes the announcement of the adoption at Rossland of an eight-hour day for the
printers, with piecework done away
with. This agreement has been
mutually signed by employer and
■employee for one year and is giving
satisfaction. Truly this is an age of
enlightenment and progress.
Once again it is impressed upon
■the townspeople the urgent need of
n fire brigade being formed here.
There is a certain amount of apparatus lying scattered around, and it
should be gathered together and
stored at some central point ready for
instant use. There is no telling when
A fire may break out and it is better
far to be prepared for the danger than
sorrv afterwards.
"Premier Dunsmuir has completed
'his cabinet, the additional members
being W. C. Wells, minister of lands
and works; J. I). Prentice, provincial secretary and minister of education; and R. McBride, minister of
.mines. The legislature has been
further prorogued for another fort
night, in order to permit the necessary bye-elections being held and
the, new ministers to take their seats
in the House. Its duties will be short
but to the point.
Slocan will extend a warm wcl-
.come to the many visitors in attendance at the sports here on Monday
next.   It is some time since the town
rose to the occasion to hold a big
public celebration, but it docs this
year with a happy heart.   The citizens have passed through a trying
iperiod of business depression, which
has now passed away into the to be
forgotten past.    Brighter days are at
.lurid, business circles arc quickened,
•and.the people generally are more
than over convinced of the resources
.Of thc.camp tributary to Slocan,   In
the full  vigor of returning activity
nnd advancement, the citizens feci
Jit peace with themselves and the
world, and their well-known spirit of
.hospitality and kindliness will  be
abundantly displayed to the expected
visitors.   Slocan  h:is made material
jirogri ss this season and its people are
protld of It, and they desire to show
by their celebration that the town is
a comely place in which to dwell.
Apart from  this, visitor and citizen
.arc actuated by a common impulse to
demonstate by their  gathering together the love they bear  to th;s
It registered 120 in the sun here on
Several new hotels arc being built
at Sandon.
Sandon is rebuilding in a rapid and
substantial manner.
Public school closes today for the
midsummer holidays.
Huckleberries are a heavy crop on
the foothills near town.
Several ranches havo lately been
taken up down the river.
A now summer kitchen has been
added to tho Royal hotel.
A. M. Johnson, barrister, of Nelson
was in town Wednesday.
There is an abundance of work in
Sandon for {,'ood carpenters.
Sunday's intense heat was followed
by a heavy electrical storm.
Rev. Mr. McKcc preached in the
city of Greenwood on Sunday.
The lake has been higher this week
than at any time during the year.
Russell Nichol Is improving rapidly
at the Crickmay hospital, Nelson.
Everybody should take a hand in
tho general decorations for Monday.
Bills are out announcing the grand
spiel here by thc Orangemen on July
12.     ,
Several bids will be put in for the
new road at this end of Springer
A furious gale raged Monday evening raising clouds of dust from the
,1. M. Harris will have the new
Reco hotel, at Sandon, open next
W. D. McGregor has taken up a
block of land near town for orchard
Bears are reported very plentiful
this year, particularly on south fork
Ten Mile.
Freight to Sandon nnd other points
from Uevclstokc now comes this way
via Robson,
All the trestles from the Junction
to Nelson arc to be filled in by the
steam shovel.
The election of a school trustee in
the place of R. A. Bradshaw takes
place tomorrow.
The now piece of Arlington road at
this end will take the south side of
Springer creek.
Bobby Allen has brought in a
number of pack animals from thc
Boundary camp.
Go to Shatfbrd's for union made
overalls, bathing suits, etc. A nice
lino just received.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Aylard and son,
of New Denver, spent several days
in town this week.
Some of the town merchants have
adopted tlie plan of charging interest
on credit accounts.
The Sandon Miners' Union contemplate securing a lot and building
a hall and hospital.
Dr. fiomm, of Sandon, was married in Nelson, on Monday, to Miss
Beadleston, of Cody.
Locomotive 101 was taken up the
lake Friday night, on her way to
Revelstoke for repairs.
Thc railroad to Arrowhead is
Hooded out and the boats arc now
running to Revelstoke.
Slocnn's celebration has been advertised far and near and everybody
is coming to see the fun.
The sports committee request thnt
all dogs be tied up on Monday next,
so as to avoid accidents.
Get John Craig's bread at D. Arnot's
ml Shatford & Co. 'a.    Best in the
market and always fresh.
ThcCP.R will establish a station
near tho sawmill, to accommodate
the millhands and ranchers.
Springer creek has been very muddy during thc week, owing to sluicing operations on a number of claims.
Larry O'Ncil, a well-known musician of Sandon, is to be married at
Three Forks, Monday, to Miss M. A
The scraper was put to work AIo'i
day on Main street preparatory for
the big sports.   It has been greatly
l.n proved.
S. A. Haybridge, of Slocan Junction, was before the beak at Nelson,
Wednesday, for selling venison out
of season.
work,  maintaining that whito servants cannot be obtained.
Disinfectants and odor-killing compounds would not be amiss during
this hot weather. Some extra strong
brands ot nose-annoyers have been
running vagrant of late.
' W. A. .Coplen, while here this week,
was boosting for the Spokane exposl
tion, so as to get a further collection
of mineral samples.' He is endeavoring to get the. wholo Slocan interested' Coplen is willing to look after
this town's display at the fair.
J. I.
B. A. S<:
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
B. C.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan,      ' - - •        *■• ('
Land Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt thirty
days after date 1 intend to applv to the
Chief Commissioner of bands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described land in West KoJtenay district .—Commencing nt a post marked
"W D.M.'s Northwest Cor."; tlienceSO
chains uouth to the. south east corner of
Lot 896; thence 20 chains east to the
north east corner ol Lot i!8I; tlienco 80
chains north j thonoe 20 chains west to
point of beginning, and containing 160
Dated at Slocan, B.O., the 25th day of
June, IHOO.
w, d, McGregor.
Dealer in Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General   Packing nnd Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
T. McNeish & Co.
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Special attention given to mine orders,
Slocan, B. C
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      -      -      B,
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
Land Notice.
NOTICE la hereby given thntufter one
month I will make application lo the
Chief Commissioner of Lands ami Works
to purchase 120 acres of land, in tho District of West Kootenay, in the Province
of British Columbia, situated on the
north side of lot No. 396, and adjoining
the townelte ol Brandon on the east, ana
about tliiee-qiinrtc'Hof a mile east of the
Slocan river: commencing at Initial post
marked "IL 1>.  Curtis, S. W. Corner'';
tlienco north no chains; thence east 20
chains; thence south 80chains; thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Slocan City the 16th day of
June, 1000.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at thc
For a Nice Spring Suit.       Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice
Wc use oily Al.
"Victoria, Hotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Tlarket.
Mb oft
"OhopleftU"     nnil    "Cll.ftple»M  Cooiol"
fractional Mlnei-iil CIhIiuh.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay Iiistrk-t.
Where locat'd: On the 1st north
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. Mallinson
Williams, Acting as agent for the Chup-
leiui Consolidated Gold Mining Company
Limited, free miners' certificate No.
11:17-102, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 117, must be commenced
ncfore the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th day of Juno, A.D. 1900
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles
B.  C.
H. J.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
IJU11, Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
plumber. Public.     It  is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
in HcClary's QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
T. <fe B.
Best in the
The steamer Minto,Which has been
undergoing repairs at  Naltusp, is j
again in commission on thc Revel-1
stoko service.
J. A."Turner, povernmont agent,
Nelson, passed up to Silverton Wednesday to inspect the damages to the
Four Mile road.
(!. Northey, who has been relle/ing
steward on the Slocan, left Tuesday
to take a similar position on the nloyle
on Kootenay lake.
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner  lots in New Denver.    Is
Canada of ours and to thu Empire of drawing a pood Income. Terms easy.
which wc are so proud to be the chief  AP*),y at Tm: D"lM"    .
Angus McOillivray and J. Strickland, Now Denver, went through to
Nelson, Wednesday, to escort a nhco
■o! thc former to the Lucerne.
Several  citizens of   New   Denver
have joined forces to import half n
j.dozcn Chinese and Japs to do house-
are so p
.colony, "Daughter arc we In our
mother's boose, but mistress in our
own." 'Tis a goodly heritage we
enjoy and Canadians know full well
-how -to prize and treasure it. All
per annum.
Sole Dealer
Famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Graniteware on hand.
We. keep Pure. Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Per-
furies, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Ma-il   Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B, C
Canadian Pacific Railway
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced on
June 10th. The "Imperial- Limited" takes
you across the Continent in four days without change. It is a
solid vestibuled train,
luxuriously equipped
with every possible essential for the comfort
and convenience of
Passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
T. P. A., A. (I. P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver.
Roy a 1
SLOCAN,       -       B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Country.
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar is
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
m ail Personal Management of Jeff Baty,
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past  its  door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Jnst Opened a Large Stock of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - - Slocan,   B. C


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