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 )L. I., No* -r>-
SLOCAN,   B.   ('.,   SEPTEMBER   21;   IOOO.
12.00PER ANNtM.
D. Woodcock & Co.
[ant Powder,    Gutta Percha Fuse,   Jessops' Steel,
Stoves and Tinware,    Gasoline and Coal Oil,
Miners' Supplies.
fust received 180 Cases of Giant Powder
aud a large quantity of Bennett's Fuse.
B. C,
YORK_& Co,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
If You Want
a Trunk or Valise,
see our Stock. All Sizes & Prices
r. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Sloean, Vernon, Fairvicw, and Camp McKinnev, 15. C.
ictoxria, Plotel,
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
Expansion nnd Growth of Town Attruotn
Attention—Cltlgeni Again Agitating
in Uucome Belf-Govcr<ilng—AJiua-
iiii'iiiltnli Being Uovlicd,
After all, the Incorporation scheme
was not dead, but merely Bleeping,
The citizens are again awakening
from lethargy unci thrusting them
selves with renewed vigor into the
advancement of the. town's Interests.
Much ni this is cue. to outside pressure, by reason of the growth and expansion of the place and district,
Business holds to a satisfactory level
and bids fair to keep so through the
winter. Several new business h mses
are figuring on opening hero, one of
them being n Slocan pi nicer. There
Is also tho assertion to the front thnt
ti bank is coming here, besides the
certainty ot much doing in the building lino this full and next spring.
These items of Interest arc till having
their effect on the public and many
converts bnve i'i consequence been
made to i.lcorporatlon.
This week lv E. Chipman.of Kaslo,
tho assessor nnd collectorpf'the dls
ti iet. has been making a thpri ti fit
canvass of the town and is compllin
a new list ofthe property, making h
more equal and fair distribution ol
tho tax burden.   The townsite company's holdings have been rah id on
the. roll, tho whole realizing considerable moro revenue.    When completed, Mr. Clilpman will furnish tho
citizens with a copv of the assessment
roll,  and a much more intelligent
idea can then be had of the rcven ie
producing area. Theincrease in b tsi
ncss hous i and  hotels wonl 1 ••
the list prepared tw i mon It;  ago
from which the main revenue wou il
he derived.   Thc introdu itio . of new
blond into tho town is spurring on
movement lor ineot'iiortitioti, anil it be-
gins to ! m1; now as it   thc scheme
would mature to fulfillment.
just been mndc on Hie ore and the
returns are eminently Satisfactory.
There is ore showing all over the
property, with suite lying on the
dumps of the several openings. By
cl ise Boating Mr: Byron will make
in hey under hisjeaso,as he purposes
making regular shipments.
im li ASSAYS.
i;\.-:'.;; -la r Group.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     It  is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hugh Sutherland is lo iked for h
arrive in the camp before the snow
comes.   Just what, i- to b • done with
the Evening Star gr nip is it ii known,
l.ii* it, is fully expected thai opor i
tions wil bercsumeu.    1 he working
of  the   pro] erty   would b mefll !h
i .wit. as i: is one i I tho li aders in tin
eamp.   There are six claims in the
gr mp, on which them I; h fir I clas•
ste im plant, of boiler, engine, puni]
nd drill, togethi r ■ food buildings, Thc main shaft is d w\ n I Vi
fei v with nn  enco iraging ex|    n '<
:' ire for 1 i'i feet.   Five i >ns of
3hipned out during development m l
ted 5279 per ton.   Altogether '-'■'    '
lias been exp snded on thc Evening
Star,    Mr.  Sutherland  has been in
fland sine • last March, whero he
was successful in floating tlie '    ■
kenzlo-Mann   transcontinental   rail
way scheme.
T\VO I'iirn
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Haiaput of
-' i
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for those
who tarry within a while with him.	
&4k U"™
Is reached by any trail or road
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past  its  door when
you are dry, weary or hungry.
The returns hnvo b ■ n re teived
from the shipment of ore made hy
tl o Tw > Friends las! week, anil the
tljrnrcs are higlil. end urn fit .;, A
frai ti 'ii less than 40.U00 pound* ivas
sent to Nelson, tlie sain ilin : going n
triile higher ti: in i :,i • ■' ''•< si ' '
and 33 per cent, load. Tho '
ninouiit of money deposited In the
hank by the -mi liter I ore wa
|.;.i.y, r ', a net retnt i     f  : 100 to I   i
ton.   By the i m nf the Ar
lington wagon road, the ro
ing down the Two friends ore ha
been redo sod One half, and wi re th ■
road continued   1J  miles farther to
il,,. mine, this figure would again be
A Promising Property.
The recent strike on tho Lady
franklin group, at tho head of Lemon creek, i- a great deal betti r
than at first reported. Thc paystrcak
is n full Is inches wide, there being
but little quartz mixi tl with tho ore,
kimpics nl which have been brought
to :, .vii. There aro two ledges on
tliopr iperty, one being a big |iinrtz
nffair, carrying small gold values
The oilier has an iron cap, and the
recent discovery was mad,' on this
and only six feet from the suifaco
The vein Is three (eel w id : nnd
been trnced upwards of HOI feet.
i mi Finklu, Tom Benton and Mar:;
Manley are the fortunate owners,
(.cum' on llio 11 *. *.\ iril function.
frank L. Byron, of Silverton, i n
spcui i d a six  months' lea ic on I io
: nown Howard fraction gn
Id Hill, Lent m creek,    lie ha
Ibur men empl yed  tak  . : oui   .
nnd i   hlpmciil   ivill 1     in id i at   ait
early date.   A  si r'u    ol   i    ij
Oonulutlvo Proof That tho D aod I Groan
ll no Willi Cut.
C D. Rand of Spokane,who vlslti d
the. U and 1 group, on Ten Mlle.somc
time ago, is moro than ever pleased
with his holding, and lie and his
partners purpose opening up the property, Since returning home be has
had a number of assays marta from
samples takon from the different
openings, on the grdup and the r< -
turns are surprising, he having been
previously informed that the property
was ;i wildcat. In a letter to a party
in town, Mr. Rand says:
"I have had returns  from the as.
Bays which we took on the I' and I.
and thev arc dandies.   The samples
from   the  Three Guardsmen went
942.44,   $33.'J7,   and   $58:3'.).     The
sample from tho Clipper 'venl pGl.Ol
That, dry ore which we hath thought
would run  high, went :• !'» 32,   The
oro which we took from tho bottom of
the tunnel wet i . 31.82.   All tho ore
which had, s i much  white, iron did
ml   run hard!\   anything, but the
dark ore which wo took I ruin the bigl
cut, and an   wnicfli   1 claimed  I i
value  of t'a ■ mine would depend,
wiicr% there w is s > much of if, went
very well,   Thai first  rim Btrinirer,
which lay right next'tb t ic footwall,
wi ■ • 780 ounces in sliver, 11 n tr ccnl
lead, and Ll-100 oz. gold.   The nest
wringer,  tlw wider one and which
was  widening out where  wc were
picl in.:, wi m 13 per cent lead, 1 U
u/.. in :: ild and 10 ioz. in silver. Tho
irk   i ••• s, which I said there
ioi in il to bo si mu ill i ;.. and shn ivd
more or less i 'on with galcn t.all r;t n
ii -',:.   The lii'si   piece  w ■:,:   ! ; i■ ■
ceiil lend    11-100 oz,   roi I, and 'Aid
'::. silver,    The e c nd   one   «■
iitl ■ il, 12-100 oa. gold and 157
sibber; while the other tan
■v rvt 13 p i' cent lead, 2J :• ■ oz. in
gold and L57C OZ. in silver. The
porphyry It i ! two ounces if silvi
it, but im lead or gold. This i o insider | etty nod and, as yi now
ill we look wi ■" nn
cloubtedl ■ f.ili' cues. There is certainly a very rich chute in the place
from n  .,:; we l    . I   i sam| les."
Arlington  Roir.il I '1 nlalied.
M'>'.i I iy evi ntng the new portion
of tho   .:    ..'■:; r tad,  at this end,
wa • c iniph ted, and the whole high;
way is n iw in aha] i vighl      to the
mine.   Thc tiexi  day I io i ad '
inspeci d an I takon over by thc emu
iy and the mi n  p lid off.   Tony
ass icial - made a I
;      t ; It■ : ■ cn itrac  and in no
partii        -'   •   : their work. A; one
time ,.     had •". I men 'loved, the
l's p iid beini;    tai dard
this b       i       3 f ir graders and $3.25
■ ir axemen.   Those who have i n
OVl I' till   I'I a I   cIlVH  II    a -   OIHl "I    '
hest c '  " ucte I in  Ivootemiy.   It is
not unlikely thi     i i| in> « ill use tin
on ai ince.enablins
. mid li irdeued.   Some n. ed
ial n ,    :    ii ul I Ik   ■ tad ■ to tin
road, in order that  ii   may be u i d
;'i    . -li   i  the fall.
(ioott for tin      u lor.
Al. Teetcrnnd as- ciatci tire ; i   I
11., a to rv     -   i   gn al deal ul
mom ; ' it cf their lease i n the ';'
il  ■ •   roii| .   At  present   f *nr nn n
are tak n f u it ore Irom thc show
on tin Ui uphi • claim.    \ ton a day
is bem    br ikon tl iwn, but as i
g : in this will average down to half]
a i    '. el  i ven  thi to ligurcs will
net g i'. pay, owing to the i iehness
of tlir nre, five assays were made
during the week, three being from
the i iraphic vein and tlie others from
a pa rail I lead mi the Bnsi bud. Tho
first thi'i ii returned 159 oz., 3 '- i
and :", I it lb ■; while the 11 aebud
returns wore 151 oz. silver and - i'1
i : md 80 i /.. silver and 110.80
In gold,
Smuggler to Shi i.
11 car   McMillan  has ■ si un d thc
contrael   from   the   "•     i "   Millet
•   i nek ore t'rot   l
lie  head  i I  Ten Mill .  tu
ike.   11 h ml  will bo
,, hieh   i      l.arteil in nn
i  the n
Up In I        i   i
(i/,. i    illvur, Tit     hint I add
another to lhe Iii   of    lip] el • in this
Il'.iil   ■:,,,.     '   ;;.i^;,|m,| \. #
.    , c an-
mis. A revdlver and ra^nr were, used
.and one man was severely used up,
besides reporting a loss of'$50. Two
suspicious characters are reported
under arn ■'., one of whom, a cripple,
alloge9 to have also been touched for
0, wlniiir Hull I gas wander forth,
By I'aist or W'usi or South or North,
Tbo Beok omang the realms o1 earth
A land like that whllk gave me birth'.'
They bbv bur littla are rough an' hare,
Bll  h ■ Inn valleys Bmllin' fair;
An', at the lit o' mountains steep,
Her calm blue lochs lie broad an' deep.
FTer roountain rills come roarln' dona
Whaur glaum the nuked ri^s ahoon ;
Wi' dnshin spray an' ceaeeless din
They hurl them ower ilk foamin' lynri,
Till, in the peacefu1 glona benoath,
Thoy wimple on thro' broom an1 heath:
Whaur hardy crofters Btrive an' toil
Tae till the unresponsive soil.
Bit, lower yet, in Binlliri' plain,
Thu Lowland reaper binds his grain,
\a Scotland still lias mair lae ahaw
Than   Hiulan'   mountains   cupped  wi'
Bit, trill I wander wbaur I will,
My in*:a maun he in Scotia Ftill—
Ilk inisiv loch, ilk rugged hi'ii:
Whaur sail 1 Bee its like again?
Come, wandering  Scot, an'   westward
An' ither mountains hero dii.cern~
Ilk loi'iy peak, ilk rugged cleft,
.luist like the land that ye liae left,
Here, p"neclad peaks on peaks arise,
An' backward giant toward the skies;
An', nl thi' lit o' mountains steep,
i lor am blue lochs in quiet Bleep.
W'\ to i. hae utreams that hasten doon
By ininin' camp an' tlirlvin1 too,I.
Tae whaur tlie expand]ii' river branches
Boun'   new-tilled   fair ma   thot  wo ca'
( or hills are aiblina rough an' ba^e,
Bit they hae mair than caller air,
lo", far abroad, lhe fame has rolled
0' Kootenay's silver an' her gold.
Sap, wander ng Scot, gin ye wad find
A land thet wad yer hei; remind
■ i' Si'o'i i'a .- th,av -.'.'.'mair,
'   imo Beek oOr silvery .-Ivan.
I in I  rack, !'. ('.
Appemlc I Is a complete list of the vnr-
ious records registered at the local registry Office, II. P, Christie  being mining
1     1ATIOKS.
Pop! ' '   ■  .-■-.._ !'■■:■. Mil.'. M Damico,
i )i<egon, Lemon c •■• '■<. 11 Reichart
I loin •. ' on Ir, S| , inger creek, < leo
Hi Lean
11—Sage of  A.    ,1   mon cicek, J A
Fo '■■ .
Morning, Ten Mile, .1 I" Driecoll.
Summersidu, I.      it i reek, .1 Foley.
12   Rniplre Chief, same, 1 S Orchard.
.: .    I, -
Villa. Orchard i r ek, .1 A Foley.
Conroj. Lumon creek, i ame.
. oxas, . ame, .1 Riley
vt si ■   .!-. n.
S''i'( 11    Hidden Treasure.
II .umbo.
,       '.. Katie.
row En , .' ati"'..
Sopt 10    l 11 i In rio to Wm Tltomlin-
•iia, re the Edison i laim.
f'ho   i'■ i i i" li Shannon
■ i ERB.
i' ■. '     im<l and Buffalo '. in
'  .    ,. I' -   • ran to 11 A I ligl
,     h,     '..'• lo .1 Wiuvl *y.
'• ,i inn ;  '     M.: t t     I ;*.
).   I',   I! Idi n,   w ho   I - tided  tl c
,n of which
wa   made in  last  is sui . sent up u
number nf men to the property on
Tuesday aftorn    i to irel thlnfi   Inti
shapo,    N''.v and com m id Ions ojuar- '
i, rs are i" be ei i :tcd and trails cut
,\ | arc i' ccssan .   Ti n  men will be
cmployi tl steadily during tiie winter.
I hi re nrc tw i tunnel - on the group,
each la in^- in ab i it 22.' lei;. and the
iov ingjus illi a tlie assertion that
ii mine is in Bight  with but little ex
■ ri piired I i o] m  li up   The
oro i  high grade, a carload shipment
, •    an.nn r mail '.ing   upwards ol
11   l over  all expenses,    Another
shipment is to be nun!" from the | ro
I erty by Kimi s.
Hold l,,r UlMll.
i In Wodncsday ('on   Murphy dis
I of his tlin '■ lixte ten  I
ia the Two I'Vii nds to A> T. Shatford
and VV. Aii Ir   ■    the former taking
two -;'.',' tilth      'i'i e   nm aim   paid
'airly i irge and  was all In i
■ ilm,   The  purchasers
their tni   est        ,•    : • elm I ond
• .     ■  I: -1 i    ■!■ li   ■ ■   I1C     !
I'll ,-, Lake.
i   ••     .,   !' , n
envi r, on
Mrs. \\.
Tlili S:'iiKtni Ih I'ur tin. r.rKl nn Rooord—•A
Healthy Evidence »r the i.ir« ami
Wealth of tin* Gamp —fialerprlae tlie
llljj;-tj.wt SHIprer,
The long-expected has happened
and the Arlington again figures in
the shipping list of the division. On
Saturday two loads of oro was brongbt
down and it, has been coming down
steadily ever since. This ore has
1" in sacked up at the mine since.
spring and Is high grade, Twenty
tuns was shipped out, being billed ts
the Hhll Mines smelter, Nelson, it
will he only a short time now till thu
new ore chutes are erected here, to
the site of which tho railway peoplo
aro constructing a switch. When
this is done the. ore will be brought
down in hulk and shipments will become heavy,
Elsewhere in tho camp tilings look
fine, lie Two Friends is getting out
another shipment and tho Bondholder
and Howard Fraction are sacking
mineral. Ore is coming down from
the Smuggler, while the Tamarac
will 1 e a ihipper in the early winter.
Shipments will be resumed from tho
Enterprise next week, as they have
several carloads ready to,comedown.
Each stice ledlng week is demonstrat-
Ing the value of the camp.
Following is a hst ol the shipments
this year to date:
Enterprise  029
Arlington      20 32:)
Black Prince  tin
Kilo  20
I lampton  •>
Neepawa  7
Two Friends  2u
20 1360
Ml >i.S   A>U   .Ml mm;.
Ear sil at rose over tlie f:2 Sguro
daring the weok.
V.*. i ore cars were taken up to thc
Speculator onTnesday.
The Enterprise fraction is to be
surveyed for a crown <rratit.
With the Speculator and Arlington
combined, there are about 150men
on the payroll.
The weather in tho hills is getting
wintry, snow having lallen on several days of late.
Oscar McMillan has the contract
for packing up the material for the
Chapleau tramway.
A.S. i'arwe 1 is applying, on behalf ol the owners, for a crown grant
on tho V'.d.i fraction.
Crown grants aro beine applied for
ou the Cos bud, (iraphic, Graphic
fraction and Balsam.
A l'.'i fjot shaft is to he sunk on E.
SI, Shupe's recent location on tho
Arlington wagon road.
Mining experts and capitalists are
becoming as numerous in the camp
as the redtish at tloBebery,
Percy Dickenson and 11. T. Kingsbury inspected the Two Friends and
Black Frlncc on Saturday.
Au inspection of tho Alpine croup
was made on Wednesday in the Interest ot C lorado capital.
The owners of the Black Prince
senl up a number of men on Monday
to straighten up things around tho
Oro  is  c • Btantly   being  broken
down a* till  Two  Friend-,   and a Bec-
ond carload will soon be ready for
alli] ment.
Owing to the carelessness of a coast,
surveyoi the sloean Bob.on Republic
hill, had a narrow escape from running out this week.
D. 0. Lewis, C.P.R. engineer and
a halfownor In thc Concom'ara, near
tho Black Prince, inspected that
claim on Sunday.
Joe Purvlance had I i be brought
d iwn from the B ipdholder on Tuesday with a damaged foot, having fallen from one it thc stopes.
A small shipment of three tons of
ore was brought down on the boat
Tin lay night. It came from tho
Ethel  fraction, on  Eight Mile,  and
wa* billed to Nelson.
As. ismont hasjosl been ci mpleted
■ in par: of the Alpine group yet to be
cr iwn granted, and the results are
equal to the pas: high roputat Ions.
Sampll s    Of   the    quartz  have    been
In   u fhl   down   and   they   are freely
i I d w ll - gold,   The' ledge I ■ six
1','t'i   between   walls  and traceable
. 'ii -, vaal claims.
',,:'    i ■    i, I ernes, recorder  at   New
' i -ie, ,a, ace iiu'pnnlod by bis wife
Im ily, pass tl I i li here on
I r. ,oh ii" ii' r<
tl e ilarii Inn  provinces i •
I ! ]•
ii ii
New Tabernacle Opened.
London, Sept. 19. The Metropolitan tabernacle was epened today by Rev. Thos. Spurgeon, a son
of the Late Rev. Chas. Spurgeon.
Mr. Ira D. Sankey, the American
evangelist, participated in the services. A very large congregation
were present. Mr. Sankey said he
was the bearer of congratulations
from ten thousand friends in the
United States.
An important and far-reaching
decision was handed down last
week in Toronto by Justice Meredith, touching the rights of municipalities and the powers of provincial
legislatures. It was in a case in
which the city of Toronto claimed
the right to establish and open up a
street crossing the railway tracks,
the city maintaining that it within
the constitution to do this by virtue
of power conferred in the provincial
statutes. Mr. Justice Meredith, in
the decision above referred to, declares that the province alone can
confer the authority to open up
streets, but that whereas in this
particular case the street crosses
railways operating under federal
charter, viz: the C. P. R. and the
G. T. R., the Dominion authority
vested in the railway committee ot
the privy council may be used to
settle the conditions of the use of
a street or to prevent the use of it
as a crossing. The decision also
accords to the Dominion the right
of ordering protection by sub-ways,
bridges or gates.
Lord Roberts Now Occupies
the Town.
Latter Reports that His Opponents
Are Mercenaries and Cape
Colony Rebels.
London, Sept. 19.—Lord Roberts
telegraphs from Nelspruit, Vale
River Colony, under date of Tuesday, September 18, that the town
was occupied upon the previous day
without opposition. He adds that
he is in communication with Gen.
Buller and is able to send him supplies. Lord Roberts further announces that Gen. Buller reports
lliat the bulk of his opposition now
are mercenaries and Cape Colony
Nolincallon Nenl
The Hague, Sept 19.—The government of the Netherlands has
been notified of Mr. Kruger's acceptance of its offer lo place a warship at his disposal to convey him
from Lorenzo Marques  to Holland.
Changed Ills tllml
Lorenzo Marques, Sept. 19,—
Mr. Kruger, former president of
tbe South African republic, will not
sail for Europe on the German
steamer Herzog, Monday. September 24, as he originally intended.
Chicago Packing and Provision Company Ltd.
Settlement Bids Fair to Leave Common Shareholders In the
Chicago, Sept. 19.—The Inter-
Ocean prints the following statement:
' 'Common stockholders of the Chicago Packing and nrovision company limited, practically decided at
a meeting here yesterday to ask for
a receiver tor the company. In doing this a question will be raised of
paramount importance to stockholders interested in foreign corporations throughout the United
States. The fight grows out of
the tact that tbe corporation being
unable to conduct the business
profitably, decided at a meeting
held in London, September 12, to
wind up its business.
"Great'trouble arose when it was
learned that tbe quick assets of the
company would be sufficient only to
pay off the preferred stockholders,
leaving nothing for the common
shareholders. The latter had paid
15 per cent in   dividends from 1890
to 1892, and consequently sold
above par. The stock gradually
went down and the dividends were
reduced, and the last sale was $1
per share. The Chicago Picking
and Provision company limited,
took the business of the Chicago
Provision company of Illinois. The
English company got quick assets
amounting.to $511,721. The company was bonded for $803,000. Of
this issue the stockholders in the
American company took $411,000,
receiving in addition $250,000 in
capital stock. The common stockholders now assert it was proceeds
ot bonds that the American corporation was purchased and that the
stock issue of a par value of $,648,-
000 went as a bonus to the promoters."
Killed bV a Church Wall.
Van Vleek Hill, Ont.,Sept. 19.—
The east wall of the new Presbyterian church, under construction, fell
this morning, killing Rev. J. Mc-
Leod, the pastor.
AsslKiimeuts at Montreal.
Montreal, Sept., 19.—W. Tees &
Co., undertakers and desk makers
of this city for twentv-five years,
have assigned; liabilities $20,000.
The liabilities of Charles Langlois
& Co, produce merchants, are over
$400,000, assets $360,000.
It Has Brought Situation to
An Acute Crisis.
May Besort to Direct Negotiation
With China and Afterward
Chapman Is Indicted.
Toronto,' Sept. 19.—The grand
jury has found a true bill against
Daniel Chapman for having conspired to set fire to the barns of his
brother in revenge for family differences. Arthur Riddell, another accomplice, is now serving a four
years' sentence at Kingston for applying the match,
A Hesorl  Burned
New Vork, Sept. 19.—Fire destroyed the summei resort of Spring
Lake, N. J., early today. Loss is
placed at $300,000. The flames
consumed three large hotels, eleven
cottages, a drug store, a grocery
and bicycle shop.
Jlr.  wnaiiahuess)' < oiiiIii-.
Montreal, Sept. 19.—T. G.
Shaughnessy leaves tomorrow for
the Pacific coast.
Steamer Charkleh Ashore.
Athens, Sept. 19.—The Egyptian
mail steamer Charkieh is ashore
upon tbe island of Andros with a
broken shaft. Some of her passengers have been drowned.
The Elder-Dempster Co.
Will Take Passengers Free.
Montreal, Sept. 19.—A passenger
trans-Atlantic rate war is threatened
here by the Elder-Dempster steamship company, who allege that certain Canadian companies have btok-
en contract. They declare their
readiness to carry passengers across
tbe Atlantic for nothing in order to
get business if contract rates are
not destroved.
The new underground electric
railway in London is said to be an
improvement upon all other systems.
The depth of the tunnel from the
surface varies from 60 to 100 feet.
Each of the tracks has a separate
tunnel to itself. Passengers are
taken to and trom the surface by
elevators, each of which has capacity for a train load. The stations
are light and airy, Bad the cars on
the underground trains are fully
equal to those above ground. The
same track is never used by trains
running both ways, and the danger
of a head-end collision is thus cancelled.
Notwithstanding all this, bow-
ever, so greatly are the demands of
traffic increased, the present system
is not complete belore it is felt lo be
inadequate and a material enlargement is contemplated.
fire al  Honbalx.
Roubatx, France, Sept. 19.—A
fire here today destroyed stores ol
wool and cotton valued at four million francs.
Sailor Tells of the Fate
of the Gertrude   Was
Struck by Lightning.
Santiago de Cuba, Sept. ic).—A
sailor from the Portuguese bark
Gertrude, which foundered while
enroute from Galveston to Rio
Janeiro, who landed from a small
boat on tbe coast about 20 miles
west of Playa del Este, declares that
the recent hurricane washed the
the sea over tbe ship and she wa
on the point of sinking but tbe
pumps were successfully worked
and she would have probably ridden
out ol thc gale had not the lightning struck her and set her on   fire.
Capt. Oliver committed suicide
and tbe crew abandoned tbe vessel,
ten going in a large boat in charge
of the quartermaster and two in a
smaller one. Tbe boats drifted
apart. The sailor says he companion died on the high seas but
was buried at Playa del Este. Fears
are entertained as Ihe to the safety
of the large boat.
Baggage men and customs house
officers have all kinds of adventures
in a quiet way. True, they have
not Ihe excitement of revenue cutters in chasing smugglers, but after
all they probably see more of the
picturesque side of lite. All of
which is suggested by the arrival of
tbe steamer Doric last week in San
Francisco. Among other things
she brought a collection oi birds
and two dogs consigned to C. D.
Bunker, a well known customs
broker. He went down to the
steamer on her arrival to claim his
menagerie; hut be didn't get it at
once. In fact he hasn't got all of it
A cold-blooded government officer sent tbe two dogs to Angel
island, where they will be kept for
two weeks at government expense.
The broker was obliged to telegraph to Washington city for permission to land the stock, and even
then he had to give bond that the
birds would not be taken out of the
city. All of which red tape is the
result of a recent order from the
secretary of the treasury to the effect that all birds and animals arriving from foreign ports must be
given a clean bill of health before
they are allowed to land.
Seattle has not talked much of
lacrosse since the champions won
their rem likable series in the
The demand of the farmers for
more binder twine is evidence of
the prospect of a big grain crop in
the northwest, larger at any rate
than had been expected. They had
bought what they thought was
enough, but now find the supply
quite insufficient.
Washington, Sept. 19—The impression here is that the German
note of yesterday, demanding punishment of Chinese officials responsible for the outrages upon foreigners, as a precedent to peace negotiations, has brought tbe Chinese
trouble to an acute crisis as far as
the United States government is
This is based upon the belief in
official circles that the Chinese government cannot accept tbe German
proposition, so that it is now for
the United States government
either to withdraw its forces from
China immediately or to join Germany and England and perhaps
some others of the allied powers'in
a prolonged war on China.
Baron von Sternberg and Mr.
Wu, called at the state department.
Assistant Secretary Adee then
went to the White House to communicate to the president the substance of the conversation he had
had with the two diplomats, and to
assist in tbe consideration of Germany's note.
The belief is growing that if the
United States is forced to a speedy
decision as to tbe German proposition, it may resort to direct negotiations with the Chinese government and having settled its scores
with that government, withdraw
from China.
The Imperial Kdlcls
Berlin, Sept. 19.—The Borsen
Zeitung today prints a special dispatch from Shanghai, saying that
an imperial edict, dated September
7, commands all tbe Chinese generals under penalty of death to order all high officials to return to
Pekin and assist im restoring order
and peace, and orders thc suppression of Boxers; also that the leaders must be captured. A second
edict, tbe dispatch adds, orders
comprehensive reform in tbe entire
administration of the empire. The
allies at Pekin, it is also declared
in the dispatch, must insist upon
tbe emperor's return and the punishment of Kang Vi and all the
Boxer leaders.
Aiuerlcau foal.
Port Said, Sept. 19.—Tbe British
steamer Lorle, from Philadelphia,
has arrived here with tbe first importation of American coal.
Protestants and Roman
Catholics Do Honor to
Father O'Lcary.
Quebec, Sept. 19,—Protestants
and Catholics alike have organized
it joint committee to solicit subscriptions toward providing Rev. bather
O'Leary, Roman Catholic chaplain
to the first Canadian contingent,
South Africa, with a suitable annuity for bis old .age on account ol his
services to the sick and dying Canadians on the field of battle.
Tbe Goulds have again come to
the rescue ol Count Caslellane, who
married Miss Anna Gould, and has
paid debts of bis amounting lo
$1,600,000, with a view, it is said
to prevent the sacrifice of his ancestral castle, which was to have
been sold under tbe hammer. This
time the money was not entrusted
to the count's hands.
I'lilltl'iil  Nominations   at   1'olnu   lu
Kusteru Camilla
Montreal., Sept. 19.—Tbe follow-
ing Dominations took place in eastern Canada* yesterday: Province of
Ontario—Dundas, Andrew Broder,
M. P., Conservative; Centre Wellington, W. John McGown, Conservative; Muskoka and Parry Sound,
George McCormiek, M. P., Conservative; North Renfrew, Thomas
MacKie, M, P., Liberal. Province
of Quebec—Vercheres and Cham-
ply counties; V. Geoffr-on, M. P.,
Liberal; D. Parizeau, ex-M, P.,
Conservative; Bagot, J. Marcil, M.
P., Liberal.
.Mr. .*Iii»»i'v Consents.
Toronto, Sept. 19.—Tbe Liberals
of this city have induced Walter E,
Masscy to consider the nomination
for a city seat.
Or. Wilson Is Niiini'il.
St. Thomas, Out., Sept. 19.—
Tbe Liberals of East Elgin have
nominated Dr. J. 11. Wilson to oppose Ingram.
11 uipit smith inii.iiiiii.
Ottawa, Sept. 19.—Tbe Trades
and Labor Congress this morning
endorsed the candidature of Ralph
Smith, M. P. P. tor Nanaimo, as
labor member of the Dominion parliament.
JactiU.es Carter Liberal*.
Montreal, Sept. 19—The Liberals
of Jacques Carter county have chosen J. L. Decarie of Lachine to
oppose F. D. Lonk.
Ontario Lumbermen Anticipate a Shortage
in Output.
Toronto, Sept. 19. — Lumbermens'
Association of Ontario have decided
to maintain high prices for lumber,
owing to tbe active demand in the
English market and tbe anticipated
shortage of at least yx 1,000,000
feet of lumber in the Georgian Bay,
including eastern Michigan points,
and the output of the mills of eastern Michigan.
To Wove Ills Panill).
Quebec, Sept. 19.—Sir Henry
Joly, lieutenant governor of British
Columbia, is in town. His visit
is understood to be for the purpose
Ol moving his family to British Columbia.
According to Mr. Rennie, Cana-
adian commercial agent at Buenos
Ayres, it is entirely probable that
the prevalence of disease among the
cattle ol the Argentine plains may
greatly increase the export trade iu
Canada cattle to Europe.
With a population fifteen fold
that of Canada, the United States
has a murder lisi three hundred fold
that ofthe Dominion. To be exact,
lake the official figures for Canada:
Last year there were 35 accusations
of murder. Two of these were not
disposed of; nine ol tbe accused
were acquitted, three were declined
insane, eleven, or nearly one in two,
were convicted and banged. According to the Chicago Tribune, in
1899, there were 7R40 persons
charged with murder in the United
States, only 109 of whom were executed, or one in 27. These figures
arc startling .and suggestive.
Canadians have every reason to
feel gratified at the result of tin-
awards at the Pitris exhibition. The
Dominion received IJ grand prizes,
as follows: Primary, secondary
and superior education; plans of
public works, experimental farms,
cereals, dairy produce, fruits, minerals, furs, fisheries, metallurgy and
forestry. The province of Quebec
exhibits received four grand   prizes,
as follows: Primary education,
cereals, dairy produce ami minerals,
The province of Nova Scotia received two prizes, as follows: Minerals and cereals. Manitoba re.
ceived one grand prize for cereals
and British Columbia one for minerals.
Pennsylvania Operators and
Miners Determined.
Big tastern Railways Have Almoit
Ceased Dunning Coal
Philadelphia, Pa.. Sept. u,,_
Galvin Pardee, owner of the Latti.
merand Harwood colleries in t|le
ll.izelton district, today said;
"Under no consideration will (hi
operators yield to the United Mine
Workers. It will be a fii-ht t„ ihe
finish and the operators will win.
So far as I am personally concerned
1 have ordered the mules to he taken out of the Harwood mine ami
put to pasture. I am preparing for
a long strike. My superintendent
reports this morning that the pre*.,
sure brought to bear upon my men
men at Harwood was so great that
only a few came to work today, and
that tbe Harwood mine is practi.
cally at a standstill. At Lattinier,
the men living at a distance from
tbe mine, did not appear for work
this morning. The mine is working' with a reduced force. I am
informed that this morning th'
marching body went to ColraineJ
to intercept the mine workers
Complete Tie I'p.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 19—Tht
strike entered upon its third day
with everything shut down in the
district. The Mocanqua Breaker
has been closed. This makes the
tie up of the Lackawanna anj
Wyoming Valley mines thorough.
The tie up of the mines has caused
the laying off of every coal train
crew in this region. Only lliree
Delaware and Hudson trains weet
north yesterday, The Erie rniU'a]
is almost at a standstill. No coal ii
taken over the Honesdale branch.
Tbe Erie and Wyoming Valley, the
Delaware and Hudson, the Ontario
and Western and Lackawanna systems are not giving a single coal
train today.
Colliers Leave Work
Shamokin,  Pa.,  Sept.  10.—Om
thousand more miners   employed at
the   five   collieries   owned by   the
Philadelphia   and     Reading    Coal
and     Iron     company,     and    individual    operators,     ceased    work
today in the vicinity of   Mount O-
mel.   compelling   the   stoppage0!
operations.    This makes   thc lie-11?
complete in  the   Shamokin   region,
except tbe   Locust   Gap   and North
Franklyn collieries,   operated by the
Philadelphia and Reading   Coal and
Iron company.
Taken III   While  Administering to the Galveston Sufferers.
Chicago,    Sept.     19.—A   special
from Galveston,Texas, says:
"Clara Barton, president ofthe
Red Cross society, who came here
to distribute relief supplies, has
been stricken dinvn with her work
while ministering to tbe victims ol
the Galveston storm. She is no*
seriously ill, and accompanied b)
three   nurses,    will    leave   for   hfi
home in  Washington  today, upon
the imperative orders of  her phys'"
• It
Rear Admiral Sicard ofthe United
States navy, who died last Friday,
bail been on the retired list since
iHijH.      A.',   tbe   beginning  of  til*
Spanish-American war he was m
command of the North Allan'"
squadron but was at once relieved
by Capt. W. T. Sampson. ■m
Twenty   Thousand Anthracite Men Will Strike.
Scranton,   Pa,,   Sept.   14.—it is
expected that not a mine will operate tomorrow  in  this  district, and
it is said  at  headquarters that the
same is expected of other districts.
The   mine   workers'   officers   here
deprecate all  stoppage  in advance.
They want the order properly carried out,   but will  not  restrain the
men from immediate action.    They
are assured  that  on   Monday next
there will be a complete response to
the strike order.
MiiiHilou at Hazeltou
Hazelton, Pa., Sept, 14.—Many
members of the United Mine Workers of America organization will
strike to a man, but many miners
have not joined the union and their
action is problematical. I. P. Var-
dee, opt rating the Coleraine, Mines-
ville and Evans collieries, employing about 20,000 men, has given
notice that if there is a strike the
Coleraine and Minesville properties
will be abandoned.
fore a source of weakness rather
than ot strength to a nation? At
one time I held the opinion that if
Japan was seeking admission into
Christendom she ought to adopt
Christianity as a state religion—a
convention like the dress coat—but
now 1 am inclined to sympathize
With many of our more thoughtful
people who urge that no country
can be benefitted by playing fast
and loose with religion, and the
deeper matters of which they call
the soul. '
"No," he went on, "I do not regard Japan's almost universal atheism as a source of danger to the
community. Right living is ie
best creed. There is one point,however, in our new civilization on
which I have long felt great uneasiness, and that is that the lessons of reverence and duty towards
parents and seniors taught so carefully by Confucianism will be lost to
the rising generation and so they
may effectually be a serious source
of danger to the community, for no
religion is taught at all in our
Eighty-Five   Passengers   in
One Train Killed.
Is Nearer the Number of the
Galveston Dead.
There is a popular and very widespread impression   that  Japan   has
become practically   modernized   by
the influx  ol   Caucasian   ideas  and
methods,      The   impression   is  in
some   respects   correct,    while   in
others it is decidedly erroneous.    It
is true that  many   departments   of
Japanese life, notably that   of government itself, have become rapidly
and closely   assimilated  to   foreign
patterns since the present  emperor,
Mutsuhito, ascended the   throne  in
1868.      Tbe government  of Japan
has been as   closely   modeled   after
that of Great Br tain as the circumstances would permit.      The educational system   of the   country   has
undergone marked change and   development,    and   today   the   great
Imperial university   at   Tokio   and
many of tlie subsidiary and co-ordinate institutions,including the naval
college, are permeated with  foreign
ideas and methods of  work.      Tbe
writer beard lectures   in   the   class
rooms in Tokio and  saw  exercises
in composition assigned in much the
same manner as might be  observed
in an American or   European   class
room.      This is not to be wondered
at when it is considered   that Japan
has for several years been maintaining a small   army   of   students   at
British   and   American  universities
and colleges, and that these   young
men return   home   thoroughly   imbued with the spirit and methods of
culture obtained abroad.
In the mechanical and industrial
realm Japan is at least partially
modernized,as witness her railways,
telegraph system and splendidly
equipped factories.
But with these and a few other
salient points of comparison all resemblance ends. The peasantry of
Japan, the vast multitude of wage-
earners, are untouched bv foreign
influence, save that their scale ol
pay aud mode ol life have been
slightly elevated by unavoidable
contact.   Tbe women of Japan, even
Of Ihe middle classes ,nul the nobility, do not don foreign dress on
special occasions as the men do,
and, in brief, it may be said that
Japanese women are still wholly
It is in regard to its religious life,
however, that Japan still stands
furthest aloof from the two nations
for which she undoubtedly feels the
greatest    friendship,    England   and
America. It is true that the ancient
Shinto religion has to   some   extent
decayedi but our own observations,
taken at close range ami in a good
I'ght, convince us of lhe truth ot a
recent statement from Marquis ItO,
who is called Ihe founder of u odern
Japan,    lie said recently:
"I think most oi the educated
Japanese'prefer to live by reason,
Science and lhe evidence of their
s<,|'ses. I myself regard religion as
RUlte unnecessary foi a nation's life.
Science is far above superstition,
■nd what is Buddhism   or  chiis-
liamty but a superstition, and there-
Houston, Sept. 15. — Inquiries as
to the loss of life and property
continue lo pour in. There have
been already handled on the Galveston island and along the bay shores
of the mainland opposite the island
about four thousand corpses. The
long stretch of debris along the
beach and lhe western portion of
the island has not yet been beard
from. The prairies ot the mainland
over which the waters rushed have
also theit tides to tell. It may be
said after investigation that a conservative estimate of tbe loss of life
in Galveston is 6500.
The names of thousands ot victims will never be known. As to
the property it is hard to make an
estimate. Col. Lowes estimates of
$15,000,000 to $20,000,000 is conservative.
\i other CIUm
Houston, Sept. 15.—A revised
list of the dead at Arcadia, Alvin,
Chocolate Creek, Marvil, Mustang
Creek, Angleton, Brookside, Columbia, Dickinson, Hitchcock,
League City, Morgan Point, Patton,
Quintano, Roseberg, Richmond,
Sandy Point, Seabrooke, Virginia
Point, Mossing Sectio.i, and Vel-
asco, shows a total of 172.
The plan for the creation of an international commission lor tbe settlement of disputed points   between
the powers and China is again causing a gooil deal of discussion. It
has been suggested that one reason
for favoring such a scheme is that
no other seems practicable. The
controversy over the withdrawal ol
the allied troops shows not so much
tbe difficulty ot dealing with China,
but of dealing with one another.
Bach power is naturally anxious to
secure the best results fur herself,
and each is naturally anxious to
form such a combination with the
others as will bring this about. It
is pointed out that if a commission
were created it would be judicial as
well as international, each member
in a sense representing not only his
own nation but all the others, including China. The success or ef-
lie encj of such a tribunal would ol
course depend largely upon the selections made by the several nations, and by the attitude ot the
commissioners themselves in endeavoring to have all matters settled
upon a fair and equitable basis
rather than to contend for a special
advantage for their respective nationalities.
Increase  In  B*port«
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 15.- Tolal
fiscal returns lot the year ending
June 30, show an increase ot $8,-
000,000 iu export * and imports.
New Orleans, Sept. 14.—Colonel
Polk, general manager of the Santa
Fe, has received reports that every
station bouse, freight depot and
water tank on the line between Virginia Point tind Rosenberg Junction,
60 miles north, was either blown
away or wrecked, aud miles of track
washed away. All the towns between these two points Were severely damaged by the cyclone, and
each had a death list of from live to
|-fifteen people, with many more or
less injured.
Prominent ship brokers place the
loss to foreign shipping in the port
at $500,000 to $700,000.
Mon**. Ihi'   Unit-1- Front
The pilings and portions of the
floor at the wharf is all that is left
of Galveston's miles ot water front.
Part of the south wall of the jetties
is gone, and rocks as large as rooms
are piled into the channel, making
it exceedingly hazardous tor ships
to come in. There are 30 craft of
all sizes piled high and dry on the
beach, The water averaged a
depth of five feet over the entire
island. The slip of water at the
point of Tremont street could be
crossed by stepping on the dead
bodies of human beings .and animals.
On Tuesday an ordinance was
passed authorizing rescuing and
burying parties to set lire to wrecked buildings. On these funeral
pyres hundred of corpses were cremated. Fifty thieves, mostly
negroes, were shot Tuesday and
Wednesday morning.
l'ukkiii Throimii tin* storm.
Washington, Sept. 14. -The secretary of the treasury reports that
the revenue cutter Galwston safely
passed through the storm at Galveston and that the crew also were
stife. It was (eared that the cutter
had been driven to sea and lost.
The lighthouse board litis ordered
the tender Mangrove, now in southern waters, to proceed to Galveston
and render all necessary aid to thc
light stations in the track oi the recent s'orm.
Train run-in. 1
New Orleans, Sept. 14.— Eighty-
fivelives were lost on thc Gulf &
Inter-State train which left Beaumont early Saturday morning for
Bolivar Point, after having connections with the Southern Pacific train
which left this city Friday night.
The train reached Bolivar about
noon and till preparations w ere made
to run tbe train on the ferry boat
preparatory to crossing thc bay.
The wind blew so swiftly, however,
that the ferry coulu not make a
landing and the conductor ol the
train, after allowing it to stand on
the track for a few minutes, started
to back it toward Beaumont. The
wind increased so rapidly coming in
from tbe open sea that soon thc
water had reached a level with tne
bottom ofthe scats within thc cars.
It was then thai some oi the passengers sought safety in the nearby
Cubans to imitate the high ideals of
American politics, and says: "It is
to be hoped tbat tbe Cubans will
profit by this advice. If they feel
tempted to adopt a lower standard
of action, let them look at politics
in the United States, where boss
rule is unknown and where partisanship never influences a voter's action ! Let them gaze on that spectacle of that good and pure man,
Richard Croker, warning the youth
of his country against the political
dangers of his time, .and selling out
his ice stock merely because people
were growing inquisitive how he
got it! Let them observe the calm
and judicious political utterances of
an Altgeld or a Debs, Let them
note the senators Irom Louisana,
with lofty and ideal motives, holding up tariff bills until ihe sugar interests are protected; and let them
gaze with respectful awe upon the
philanthropic efforts of the sugar
trust to frame a proper tariff for
Porto Rico. If the Cubans cannot
learn pure politics from   these   inci
dents,  can
ever   learn   any-
The Long List of Dead Causes
Gen.  French's Cavalry   Occupies Barberton.
The   Fire   Loss
Toronto. Sept., 15.—The insurance losses by fire in Paris a few
days ago, will total   $129,155.
Eleven Persons Believed
to Have Gone Down
With Her.
Conneaut, 0.,    Sept.   14,    No
trace of the steamer Lyons or her
crew can be found. Eleven persons
are believed to have gone down
with the steamer    which  foundered
Tuesday   night.     Five   survivors,
two women and three men, drifted
ashore yesterday afternoon near
here, lashed to a masl. They had
had been in the water 15 hours.
The Lyons carried a crew of 16,
London, Sept, 15. — Lord Roberts reports to the war office under
date of Machadodorp, September
14, as follows:
"French occupied B.arberton yesterday with the cavalry, which he
took across the mountains. He
met slight opposition, the enemy
being completely surprised. Twenty-three officers and 59 men who
were taken prisoners were released,
.and 43 locomotives and other rolling stock captured. The former
will relieve us of great difficulty as
we had to put up with a few rickety
'•French reports that he has sufficient supplies for three weeks for
his force and horses. One hundred
Boers with many mausers and a
quantity of ammunition captured.
There tire large quantities ot cattle
and sheep in the country, which is
good news.
"French intercepted large convoys, showing that Barberton is
used as a depot of supplies for the
Boers in the south and southeast.
Thc bulk oi French's force is still
35 miles behind the cavalry, owing
to the difficulty oi getting the wagons over the pass leading to Barberton."
I'luiiiiii!*. Among Themselves
Lorenzo Marques, Sept. 15 —The
Boers who arrived here yesterday
evening aver that the burghers are
fighting among themselves at Hot-
spruit and are now looting and
burning building';,
Hint al lln    I mm
Toronto, Sept. 15 A cable was
received yesterday announcing lhe
death ol Quartermaster Sergeant
Hunt oi tbe Canadian mounted
infantry on service in   South Africa.
Deceased was   formerly  with   the
Stanley barracks here as instructor.
First   Contingent    May
Come Home by Special Transport,
London, Sept. 15,—When a clear
cut issue is again discernable in the
confusion surrounding the Chinese
difficulty there may be a re-awakening of re.al interest, but at present
China holds quite a secondary place
in the public mind in England, The
parliamentary campaign is in full
swing, but Lord Salisbury bas not
yet laken the country into his confidence as to the balloting day, and
the consequent uncertainty gives
the stump speaking that is going on
an academic tinge. So Great Britain, lacking a more interesting topic, has returned to the consideration
ofthe war in South Africa.
Till* Death Hull-
It is said that tbe newspapers arc
eagerly scanned for signs of the real
end ofthe campaign, as Great Britain is tired of the carnage. President Kruger's dramatic retreat has
leothe commentators to re-announce
tbtjckse of the war, but the long
s of casualties and deaths in hos-
als, aggregating 200 a week,
jfrhich continue to fill up tbe bulle-
TOn boards at tbe war office, cause
anxiety. Claims which have hitherto
been made'jhat tbe British losses in
South Africa have been small as
compared with]£otherjj{campaigns,
appear to need revision, judging
from recent calculations made by a
well-known actuary, who finds that
ofthe officers in South Africa 72.1
per thousand have been killed or
have died of wounds, and 30.6 per
thousand have died from disease,
while of the men 19 per thousand
have been killed or died from
wounds and 31,8 have died from
These startling statistics not only
illustrate th.at while the officers and
men have suffered approximately
equally from disease, the risks ol
the officers in action have been
hugely disproportionate, and also
that the rate mortality in South
Africa is much greater than it was
in the Franco-German war.
Kriiiiii's u <■!■ 11 li.
Kruger's millions are the subject
of long narratives of dispraise. The
lowest estimate ot bis wealth is
one million pounds, invested abroad,
while some speculators figure his
wealth at five million pound?.
The Transvaal government is supposed to have two or three million
pounds in continental banks, which
will be hoarded by the managing
committee, I):. Lydes says, for a |
future rising when England is in
other difficulties,
more   Railways.
The next lew days will probably
see the completion oi plans for lhe
construction and consolidation ot
a system ot 120 miles oi suburban
lines connecting Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton and a score of smaller
towns in the most populous district
of Northern England. This project
is in the hands of Messrs. Thomas
and Albert Johnson of New Vork.
Tin*   itiiiisi,   Ambassador.
As thepeiiod to which Lord Salisbury has extended Lord "annce-
fote's service as British ambassador
at Washington expires in a leu
months, there arc many conjectures
as to who will succeed him. Sir
Henry Howard, who has been British minister at the Hague and Lux-
cmbcrg since 1896, and who is described in this connection as "a
straightforward diplomatist, just
such a character as Americans like
to deal with," is rather more often
mentioned than others.
A recently published statement of
Germany's trade with Porto Rico
has accentuated the discussion
of tbe tariff the United States is establishing there. Berlin advices are
to the effect that German exports to
Porto Rico was increased in tbe last
year by over $1,000,000, while her
imports from that island increased
only $100,000.
If Potto Rico were not an exporter ol sugar, it might be supposed
tbat most of the increase was German sugar, but this is incredible.
In fact, Porto Rico complains tbat
her market fot sugar has been cut
off. Still the people of the island
have bought more goods than   dur
ing thc preceding year.
Kruger May Return and Gen*
Botha Continue Struggle.
Canadians   May   60   to
England to Receive
New Vork, Sept. 14.—A  London
dispatch says:
"The Bight of President Kruger
to Lorenzo Marques may enable
Gen. Botha to open negotiations
with Gen. Buller and bring the war
to an end. President Kruger, however, may ;eturn to Kumatipoort,
or, if he stays at Lorenzo Marques,
Botha may continue the struggle,
dividing his forces into small bands.
All conjectures based on Kruger's
arrival in neutral territory tire premature, since the door through
which he is reported to have retired
from the Transvaal remains open.
If General l-'rench has occupied
Barberton and the British columns
are advancing on Kumatipoort, the
door may be closed within a week
and Botha released from all obligations to keep his burghers in
the field.
Helpless Without 11 Neutral Hum*.
"If the British government had
allowed President Kruger to purchase Delagoa bay when h« was
anxious to do so he would not now
have a place of refuge in tbe present
emergency, nor would his presence
there be a source of any uncertainty respecting the possibility of his
return to the Transvaal. Tbe purchase of that neutral base 10 years
ago would probably have prevented
the outbreak of war, since the
Boers have depended from the outset upon having the door open for
their own gold to go out and for
supplies to come in, and also upon
having a bridge lor retreat when
they were in tbe hist ditch.
Effect 011 Polttics.
"The political effect ot tbe reports of President Kruger's retreat
from the Transvaal has been instantaneous. Rumors ot the dissolution of parliament at an earlier dale
than previous reports have indicated
arc already in the air."
Friends   of  Taylor   Mc-
Veity  Insist  that   He
Shall Be Nominated.
'fhe   Boston   Advertiser   ridicules
the BdviCH given by Gen. Wood to
Ottawa, Sept. 15 —lion. Joseph
Chamberlain has cabled to the effect
that all Canadians of the first Canadian contingent win) do nol wish
In serve alter Oct. 15 would be sent
home by special transport if there
were many, anil if not, then by
transport to England with invalids.
Germans win Rcl>e <mini
Shanghai,    Sept.    14,    Earl   Li
Hung Chang has started north. It
il is reported that the Germans intend seizing the grand canal at several points in order to protect their
interests in Shan  Tung.
Ottawa,Sept. 1 >y—Mails from South
Africa today brought reports from
Lieut.-Col.  Evans,   second battalion
CM.I.,Lieut.-Col. Lessard,first bat*
allion C. M. I., and Lieut. Col
Otter, commanding first contingent
R. C. R. I.
Evansand Lessard give therespec-
tive strength of their commands a-
,<;7 ;; and 371. Lessard sends a icl-
1 egram from Lord Roberts asking
lor the number oi Canadians who
want to go to Englnnd, Intimating
that her majesty would no doubi
wish to inspect them and give them
Ottawa,   Sept.    15, — Friends   of
I'avlnr MeVcity are determined to
place him iu nomination as the Con-
servative candidate in opposition to
William Hutchison, the Liberal
member, whether lhe executive of
the Conservative association are
favorable or unfavorable to his
Pa 111'mo 11 .llii) II1111
Windsor, Out., Sepl. 15. — If the
Conservatives ot North Essex can
get Sol White out ol the way, who
at present is persistent in bis intention to contest that riding, Hon. J.
C. Patterson, retiring lieutenant*
governor oi Manitoba,   may be ten-
dered   the   nomination. viSBhiIV".''
CKll.l.. PLODATs', B. C„ sKVTKMI'.f-i: .1, HOD.
a.    •
l^gal Advertising 10 cents a line for
the lirst insertion nnd 5 cents a line each
suhspqiient insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements nt same rates
•as legal nd vol tiging.
Locals will be charged lu cents a line
'for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is Jl! per year, Strictly in advance; $2.60 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan. B. <\
FRIDAY, SKl'IKMItKK L'lst,   ltiOU.
"With two lawyers in the held in
this constituency, who shall say  the
.truth will not out, thotiirh they  both
assert a clean contest, will be put up,
•with no favors,
The Nelson Miner cannot yet awaken to the fact that John Houston is
u Conservative. It was a hard blow,
no doubt, but consciousness will return in due time.
Tho financial statement, issued by
the finance department tit Ottawa on
Friday last, for the year ending
June 80 last, shows the Dominion to
have a surplus of $8,024,0C0.
There is a strong probability of a
.third candidate being put in the field
in this constituency at the forthcoming Dominion election, in thc interests of tho laboring classes only, who
are dissatisfied with tho old  parties.
The Conservatives at Revelstoke
.Saturday agreed to struggle for the
protection of the lead industry, the
•establishment of a mint, restriction of
Oriental immigration, and redistribution, besides re-affirming the regular party platform under the leadership of Sir Charles Tapper.
Oil cloth at llenhctt & Co.'s.
Silverton is agitating for a skating
The Arlington telephone is in full
.1. Tattcrsnll has his new residence
well under way.
Pattern hats, just arrived in, at
Bennett & Co.'s.
Passenger traffic this week has
been very heavy.
Horn, in Slocan, on Sept. 11, Mrs.
.1. 13, Foley, ol a son.
The Imperial Limited service will
be changed on Oct. 15,
Mrs. Capt McMorris, Nelson, is visiting Mrs. Capt, Seaman.
"VY. T. Shatford and wife came in
from Vernon on Monday.    ,
The new hotel building at Lemon
siding is almost completed.
The flume for the Arlington sawmill was finished this week
There appears to be no diminution
in the demand for resiliences.
Burn, in Slocan, on Sept. IS, Mrs'
T.'Armstrong, of a daughter,
.1. Black, of New Denver, license
inspector, was here on Saturday.
A revision ofthe Slocan voters' lis
will take place at Kaslo on Nov. 6.
Another bote) is billed to open, in
the blue-front' building on Arthur
It is expected the Lemon creek
road will be finished by the last of
the month;
Two or thT**r» parti - have been in
during the wcc.v.. oUnig for business
opi nings.
There tire several bad spots on
Delanev avenue that require to be
Furnished house to rent in Brandon;
with of without piano. Enquire at
this ollice.
II. (litest, injured  in  the  railway
accident at Bonnlngton Falls, is rap
idly recovering.
John Bull has opened a shop near
the Hicks 1 liaise, lor the display of
clothing samples.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan,        - - B. C
The Muroutt Branch
of the w.c.T.U., Slocan,
Meets tho second Thursday in each month
ut  '•> p.m. Next meeting In thu l'res-
byterinnchurch.    All meetings open
to those wishing t: join.
Mas, W. .1. ANbBBWS,    -Mas. T. B. Ham.
President. Cor. Secretary.
Wilson Cafe,
SLOCAN, 11. C.
Open Day and Night
Brst-Class Heals at all
hours. All delicacies
oi the season served at
rioderate Prices.
fjsrtiflcatB of liiitiits.
jihoiiii' I'riictlon Mineral Claim.
itv..i'.c.uj the Slni'iui City Minin i Dlvi-
.•Vi'tilof West Kootenay District.
,■ ;a';*P|-c lni'uti'il : -l'i'tweeii the IJtlr-
I jfjf'Jp"" N' •'■• :iii<t speculator mineral
' SHrfe.*. nn the mutli fork of Bpringer
" 'I'.vSF. SOTICE that 1. Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. P. DuBois,
free minor a certificate No. B26801, in-
lenili jfjxty days from the date hereof, to
apply to tho Mining Recorder fora certificate of iniprovomeiita, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above
Ami further take notice that action.
under section 117, must bo commenced
before the issuance ol audi certilicate ol
Duel this l8thdayof July. A.I>. 1900.
J. 1. I
jlTil    B. A. SO.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
B. C,
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. 0.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire tit reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Utiles.
Wood and  Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders left at thc Ollice:
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,       -      -      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.    	
Leave Your Order With
A. D
For a Nice Fall Suit. Perfect  Fit  Guaranteed.      We use ojly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First. Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
A Carload
of Fresh Vegetables
Just received in. Guaranteed to be
perfectly sound and of the finest
quality.'  The prices are low.  ■
T. McNeish 6c Go.
Mines,   Real Estate,  Insurance, Accountant.
Ah-tracts    of    Titles   Furnished.
-      B.
If - *y -,. ..
:.*■ *«./:;•'•,-;. J '.iiiid.'^
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers in General Hardware,
MAIN STREET,        -       SLOCAN
Agsnts for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
\i iiiii;!,.ii Nn. i I'r.K'tliiii Minora] Clulm.
Situate In lha Slocan City Mining Dlvi-
s;un of the West Kootenay District.
Where located: -Between the Arlington Ko. 2 and Burlington No. 2
mineral claims, on thu north tork ol j
Bnrinpoi creek.
Orders for all
A. II MacNell, of Kossl;u,d, secured the nomination at the Conservative convention at Revelstoke on Saturday, lie was a dark horse and his
nomination came as a surprise
MacNcil is little known outside Ross
land, but for all that he is a decent
fellow and will put up a strong fight,
with numerous friends to lend him
F, M. Bbupc will cnlarjro his store     TAKE NOTICE that I. Arthnr s Fa
to accommodate the large stock ol well, acting as agent for J.Frank Collom,
new goods ordered. freo mluoi's certificate No.   B14374, in-
,,     ..      , ,•     , ,     i .,. ....,   ,. I tend, sixty days from the dato hereof, to
Ben branklin returned to town on *   ,' totM8 &ni    RocordorforacerU.
Wednesday,   lie.too,has had enough li;.^;. uf improvements, for the purpose
ol the frozen north. ofobtaininga Crown Grant ol tho above
Two or three social events of more claim.
.,                .      ■   ,        ,    .    , m ,, , Ami further   ake  notice  that action.
Mr | than passing Interest ore hilled to oc* anili.r Bec(ion w> mngt ,„, ,,„„„„.„,.,„;
cur long betore i.mas. before the issuance ol such certificate of
Every  stranger arriving in  town improvements. .,,.,,-,
the   cauipls  being   talked  of1    Dated this lsth day oi Jnly.A.P.1«M
TndSWood°Stov^Steel KitlOS OT JOD   WOfK
Ranges, and the best
assortment o£ Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay have just been received. Call and cee
-a \ s
This sheet has no kick coming
against thc Nelson dailies and other
provincial literary efforts religiously.
systematically and regularly appro
priating its mining items, heads and
all, but it would venture to mildly
suggest to the aforesaid literary luminaries that they might occasionally
mention the name ot the camp and
town from which the said items
emanate. Surely Nelson has a foot
to stand on without purloining the
props from Slocan.
greatly on the outside.
Services will be held in the Anirli
can church  on Sunday, Sept. 23rd; |
Rev. ('. F. Yates, preacher.
A. S.'KAilWT.I.l
Ruiebud, Uraphl i, Uraphto fraction, and
litilsam Mlueirttl Claims.
Attention should be paid to the
town bridge over Springer creek, as
it wants replanking badly.
Mgr. P.rown, of the Dank of Montreal, New Denver, was a visitor at
the Arlington mine, Sunday.
Situate in the Blocan City Mining Division ol West Kootenay District.
Where located: On the 'I vide between Ten Mile and Springer creeks.
TAKE NOTICE thnt I. Archie Main-
waring Johnson, free miner's certificate
Nn. 1580901, intend, sixty days from the
.Lite  herein',    to  apply  to the   Milling
Overtime is the usual  thing now Recorder for   Certificates of Improvi
The old couplet should be amended
so as to read: "For ways that are
dark and tricks that are vain, the
little brown .Jap Is peculiar.'' Certain it is the secret of the sudden accession of so many thousands of Japs
to British citizenship at the time of
the fish run on the 1'raser has come
to light, and the minions of the law
are busily engaged ferreting out tho
veneered Britishers. That i'raser
river business was a rummy affair,In
which t!ie white man had to carry
li.s own burden.
for the CiP.Ri employees, owing to
tbe constant Increase of business.
W. II. Bullock Webster, of Nelson,
was married at Victoria Tuesday to
Miss M. E. DoBou, of Vancouver.
At present 150 men are employed
mi the Lemon creek road.    About a
mile yet. remains to be finished up.
The Miners' Union has purchased
a  suitable   lot   whereon to   erect  a
commodious hall some time hence.
D in't forget tho
In the Mu-ic Hall
ing, the 2hh Inst.
meats, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown • rrnnt ot the nbovo claims.
And further take notice that action,
under 37, must bo commenced I pfore the
issuance of such Certilicate'of Improvement
Dated this sth day of September, 1900.
experience" social
on Monday even-
All are Welcome.
Jas. Tattersall bought the vacant,
Kda Kruotlonal Mineral < Intra.
Bltunte in tho Slocan City Mining Division ef West Kootenay District.
Where located: On tho north fork
uf Springer creek.
TAKE NOTICE that [.Arthur S. Far-
well, acting :>s agent for Ronert I. Kirk*
wood, No. B20f 10, and Charles K.Smith*
eringale, No. 1326819, intend, sixty days
"We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail  Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
Commercial, Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway,
or any other description,
At Reasonable  Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
lot on the corner of Main street nnd I from the date hereof, to applv to tl
Delaney avenue yosterday for $1000
.1. M. Williams and wife came up
from Nelson Tuesday. Mr. Williams
Is rapidly recovering from his accl
Harold Sands, t >e flowery writer
on the Kaslo Knotenainn, has quit
thai paper to join the Spolcane Re-
The Drill's agitation In favor of a
hank being established here may not: view,
have been in vain, as Slocan is liable!     Sunday   was   again a   husy titut
nave a branch of one of the big char- with the Slocan, owing to the nam
tered institutions d'the Dominion I.,   her of freight cars being scntup to
,-cated in .its midst.   By  its establish        '   "''■'''
merit one of the other Kootenay towns
would be a loser to that extent.    Hut
the wheels of progress cannot be
Stopped in this camp and the mandates of commerce niUBt be obeyed,
though a neighboring burg suffer
thereby. Life in a mining camp is
changeful,   but   Slocan    appears   to
have the best of the deal just, now.
The early cldslngmovement among
the local mercantile establishments
is not relished by many, the complaint being made that it operate-
hardly on the Working man, who |g
given no time alter his daily toil, in
mine or otherwise, to secure needful
necessities. On the, other hand, the
"counter-jumpers" assert they labor
from early mom till dewy eve and
when night comes they long tor rest:
also that the principle of the eight*
hoar movement should embrace them
as well as the miner. Better get the
government to appoint a commlsi Ion,
'boys, and enquire Into tho matter.
1>. McVonnell received the contrnct
Monday to build a small house for
Ben Rbbortson, next to tbe Barber
Those desirous of obtaining n brief
and acceptable form for advertising
out a delinquent co owner should call
til this i.nice.
(Ine (1 the locomotives In the recent
wreck on the h'olison mail was taken
up the lake Saturday, going to Rev*
olstokc for repairs.
Cor sale, cheap. A cottage and
two corner  lots in New Denver.    Is
Mining Kecordor for a cettifieate of Improvements, fur the purpose of obtaining
:i Crown grant ol the above claim
And further take notice that action,
under section "7, must bo commenced
before the Issuance ol Buch certificate ol
Daled this 15th day of September,19 K).
sjHi'iihiiiir .»literal Clulm.
Situate In the Slocan City Mining Division of ihe West Kootenay District
Wboro located:—On the north fork
oi Springer crcok.
TAKE NOTICE that L Arthur S.Jar-
well, acting ns agent for Robert I. Kirkwood, No. 1520810, and Thomas Ivil pat-
rick, No. B48337, Intend,sixty days from
tho date hereof, to apply i- the Mining
Uecorder for a certlncute of improvements, fur the purpose of olitainlng a
(Irown cruet of the above claim,
And further take notice that BCtion,
miller section '■'>', inu**t In* commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 18th day of September,1900.
drawingn good Income. Termscasy.
Apply at THE DRILL,
The, Dominion   I'.xprcss Co.   have
opened an up-town office for tho Bala
of money orders at the drug stun*,
with .J. A. Anderson as agent
Bob   Allen   lost  one nf his pack
lorses Friday night by falling over
Mineral Hountulu mxl Bpooulnt'ji
lion Mineral < Uinm.
-itiiute in ihe Slin'im  City  Mining Divl*
bion ol the West  Kootenay l list i Id
Where locatedt   <'u the ninth fork
ui Bprlngor creel..
TAI*.!': NOTICE that I, Arthurs. Par
well, acting ns agent for Robert! Kirk-
,voo I, I ree Miner's Certificate Nn.B208ltl
Intend, si*- iv davR \onn lhe date he eof,
to apply to the Minin lei tier for ser-
ll flea ten of improvements, for the purine cribbing on tho Bprlngor wagon pose of obtaining Crown grantsol the
road near the Exchange trail. above claims,
,,.;,i, •   ,     ,   ,      i,       . „     And further take notice thnt nctioi
Willi., this next    lew  week,  OVCr   „„.,,,,.   :.(,,,, ,7 ,	
a hundred men engaged on out Ido UolorQ tha lB, ,   , ,, cui.li(1 ,,„., (li
work on Bpringer and I.en.mi crocKB improvements.
will be  laid  oil' and  the groat rush Dated this 18th dny of Soptomber,1900
will be over. \  B, I UIWELL
Easl    Fast, Daily   Train—West,
With improved connecting service
via Revelstoke or ('row's Nest
cute to and from
First-Class Sleepers on  all  Trains
from Arrowhead and Kootenay
Tourist Cars pnssMedicine Hat dally
for St. I'aul; Saturdays for Mmi- '
trcal .and  Boston;   Mondays
and   Thursdays for Toronto.
Same cat's pass   llevctstokc one, day
Connections :
LO.OOex Bun lv Sloean City aro* Sun L0.5C
To \ni> kk'om points South,
17.10 ex Sun lv Slocan City ar os Hun 0.50
For rati s, tlckoi i, and r .ll infor
mat.mi applv to Agent, Sloean . iiy,
W,  !•'.
a Home ?
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one ofthe fairest spots on this
. 1\ A.,
E. .1. COYLE,
A. Q, I'. A.,
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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