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YOL. I., No. 18.
SLOCAN,-   B.   C,   AUGUST   8,   1000.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      .      .      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      Wo use o ily Al.
Trimmings and tho Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Donrs South of Postofflco.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
A Hint
to Housekeepers .
THIS is the season of thc year when
thoughts turn to Preserving and
Pickling. We have prepared for
this, and our stock of Sugars, Vinegars,
Spices, and other necessaries will lie
lound Fresh .Pure and moderate in Price.
W. T» Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fnirvicw, and Camp McK inner, B. C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public. It is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHINQ & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Stilled mil 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.
this   DIVISION.
Wo Lend tlio Entire l,nk<* Country—A
Healthy Evidence or the Llh and
Wi'iiltli of tlie Camp—Enterprise tin*
UlRKoat Shipper.
Twenty tons represents tho amount
ofthe ore shipments for tho week, it
having been sent out by the Enterprise on Sunday. According to English adviceB, the Enterprise is to have
a full force of men and make monthly
shipments of GOO tons. The balance
of tho district has nothing to report in
thc way of exports, though the Arlington, Smuggler and Two Friends
arc preparing to ship.
Following is a list ot thc shipments
tliis year to date:
Enterprise  20            800
Arlington  300
Black Prince  (10
Kilo -    .... 20
Hampton     ... 8
20 1213
Manager Fishburn, of the Enterprise, has resigned.
A largo quantity of T rail has been
sent up to the Arlington ol late,
Two men commenced work on thc
Camcronian group during the week.
A couple of rich strikes of ore are
reported from thc Camp Mansfield
f ropcrties.
Frank Wells has cut into the Nee-
pawa load on the Ohio and is showing good ore.
T. Lloyd and partners have resumed work mirier their lease on the
Victor, Ten Mile.
Drifting on the ledge of tin V & M
group, Twelve Mile, is proceeding,
witi encouraging results.
The packers state they are doing
BQ elegant business this season, with
thc promise of a good winter.
Messrs. McDonald and P.yne went
out Monday to work on their Mg iron
cap properties on Evans creek.
C. D. Hand, of Spokane, oxpects to
lu* in here about thc lUch to examine
the-U and I group on Ten Mile.
The vein on thc Arlington has
been crosscut considerably higher up
thc hill. It shows good ore in the
Sir Charles Hibbert Tuppcr and
Hon. Fred Peters paid in to tlie rec
ord ofliee this week $100, in lieu of
work on thc YVasa.
Packers from Sandon and Silverton
as well as here have put in bids for
handli g 50 tons of supplies, which
arc to go in for the Smuggler.
E. Malley has purchased from Bert
Pearson the Black Bear Fraction,
situated at the head of south fork oi
Kaslo. The consideration involved
was $600.
The Arlington people will sink a
40-foot shaft on the Stephenite fraction, adjoining the Speculator group.
It is in the nature of a test of the vein
at that point.
The owners of the Boomerang
group, near the U and I group, Ten
Mile, have just completed assessment.
They found and stripped the lead
farther up thc hill showing ore.
Magnificent samples of oro have
been brought down lately from the
Smuggler, which is looking grand nt
present. The company is preparing
to make a twenty ton shipment of ore
as a test.
Two men have been working on
thc Graphic, one of H, C. Campbell-
Johnston's properties near the Bondholder. The drift is in 75 feet, with
nn average of eight inches of high
grade ore.
Dan McPhorson and partners linvc
finished work for the year on the
Young Bear. They sank thc main
shaft down to 43 feet right on the
ledge, which is six foet wide. Ore
is showing on both walls.
Billy Qeorge and partners have
completed assessment on the (,>uo
Vndis group, on thc first south fork of
Lemon. They drove in their main
tunnel to 70 feet on thu ledge, which
carries values in gold, silver and cop- |
W. S. Drcwry reported to the gov-1
eminent in favor or (she new piece of
road at this end ot Springer creek, ns
the grades are too heavy and tho ne-!
cessary repairs too costly on the old
highway, Mr. Drewry will examine
the route of the Lemon creek road.
P. McVicars came down from the
Two Friend  Saturday eve ing.    Ho
is thoroughly pleaded with the development so far, the principal work bo
lug done in the lowest tunnel,    A
body of high grade gray copper ore
was encountered Saturday morning
and 4C sacks tilled up.
D. Weir, D. McPhcrson and P.
Llndquist own the Murillo claim just
below tho Graphic,of tho Bondholder
group, on which there is such a tine
showing, They come within 400 feet
of tho Graphic workings and have
the same vein exposed. A tunnel
has been driven in on it and some
ore taken out. *,
Many Thourmudj of Dollar* Doing Spent
hy the Management.
To the lower lake camp, and this
town In particular, the operations at
the Arlington mine mean much.
Practical evidence is being adduced
ofthe richness of the mine and its
great resources, and the money bo
ing spent on improvements is having
a beneficial effect on local business.
Some days ago the Arlington management completed thc building of
three miles of now road connecting
with their mine. Last Friday the
bids were opened for the making of
other improvements. W. C. E. Koch
was awarded the contract for repairing 2J miles of the, old government
road, which connects with the newly
built portion, and a gang of men
started In on the repairs this week
under Frank Provost. Mr. Koch is
also to construct the flames and dam
for thc new sawmill which tho com
pany is putting in. It will be of modern equipment and have a capacity
of 10,000 feet a day. Part of the machinery has already arrived, while
men are engaged getting out 500,000
feet qf logs for the mill. The hauling
of ore from thc mine also goes to Mr.
Koch, who will be kepi, busy this
Tony Long got the contract for
building tho three milts of new road
at this end. It commences 3,700 feet
east of the bridge and runs down the
south side of the creek to the C.P.R.
"Y" switch, where the big ore chutes
are to be built. A gang ot men start-
! ed this morning cutting the right of
] way at the upper end and grading
commences from the lower |>oint, Monday, under foreman J. Campbell.
1 Tony goes to Nelson today to get
more men for the job and be hopes to
get it done in five weeks. From end
to end the highest grade in the road
will be 12 per cent, with an average
of 10 per cent.
Walter Clnu.rh is superintending
thc building of thc telephone line from
the mine to the local offices, which
will be of great assistance. Large
quantities of supplies, coal and rails
have been sent up to the mino of late
and two new ore cars are now at the
wharf ready to go up. All these improvements total up to a big round
sum of money, but the company has
in contemplation still further expenditures later on.
At the mine things arc in good
shape and much work going on, The
force has been increased to GO men j
and more arc to bo. put on. Half al
dozen or more drifts arc being run
and openings being made on the vein
clean to tho end of the group. The
lowest tunnel is iu upwards of 1200
feet and is expected to tap the ore
chute any day. Ore is showing in
all the other openings and large reserves aro ready for stopinjr. Six or
eight carloads are sacked ready for
shipment, but lack of storage room
prevents more being taken out. The
grade of the ore is very high and is
well maintained. The company will
sink a 40-foot shaft close up to the
Speculator, owned by H.I. Kirk wood
and T. Kilpatrick.on which the same
vein is exposed, showing high grade
ore and native silver. The wagon
road Is also being extended as far up
as 11 workings, which is well upon
the group. »
The Arlington mine is equipped
with substantial buildings and an
abundance of tools and supplies and
is being thoroughly and systematically developed, under the sii|>eiin-
tendenco of \V. F. DuBois, who ha3
had a most successful career in the
camp, starting lirst with the Enterprise, Dan Harrington is foreman
ami he is one of tho best miners in
thc camp. _
NeepHwa Sale Conflrtnad.
Percy Dickinson this week confirm- j
ed thc report of thc transfer of the
Neepawa group, on Ten Mile, from:
Messrs. McGillivray and Shannon to
the Warner Miller syndicate,    The
Necpawa  group    consists of three
claims and issituated just to thc west
of the Enterprise. It has a big,strong
ledge, r-xpo3p.il, with a  fair showing
of high grade, ore.   The property Is I
one ofthe oldest and best known on
the creek and has shlppod a coupe I
of carloads of ore.    Three years ago I
Dr. Hell-Irving of Vancouver bonded
the Neepawa and succeeded in  butchering the property, from the effects
of which it  has ever since suffered,
At present two men are sinking n 60 I
foot shaft under lease and arc taking
out rich ore    There are fine cabin**
on the property and it has connection
with the lake by way of the Enterprise road. Under the Miller syndicate, the Noepawa will be mado a
first-class mine, while the advent of
new capital on the creek will do
much towards reviving the camp.
AND    F. H. ttlNARD.
Ta-o Hlnernln of Commercial Taluo Kx-
Utlug In tho t'amp.
It is not generally knowu thnt both
asbestos and nickel exist In the camp,
though as yet inunproven quantities.
Asbestos is a recent discovery and
only a few samples have yot been
exhibited here,J.Livingstono having
brought some in from his Kokancc
claims during the week. It has yet
to be demonstrated whether it exists
in paying quantities.
So far as the nickel is concerned,
there is tangible, evidence that It exists in large quantities and of paying
quality.   On Cedar creek and the.
Kokuiico divide are some heavy iron !
cap ledges and  in  these nickel has !
been found, b. vernl nssays going as:
high as three per cent, which is in I
excess of the Sud bury deposits, Those!
owning tho claims say thoy   have j
plenty of ore in sight.   Nearer town,'
on the ridge between here and Lemon
creek, there arc two or more properties that can show surface indications
of vast deposits of orc.in which nickel
is a bye-product.   These  give   returns of two per cent at least.   One
of these properties U the llopc.owned I
by Messrs. Slieran and Cooper; and j
another is iu the possession of Dune
Kennedv and partners    These aro
believed to be on the same vein.
The undoubted existence of nickel!
so easy of access and of such richness
sliould warrant exploitation at the
hands of those companies who are
searching the earth's corners in order to obtain u working proposition.
Capital, only, is required to turn the
local deposits into paying mines on a
large scale.
Appended is n complete list o( the various records registered at tho local registry office, II. P. Christie being mining
Jnlv 23—Westside, n f Springer, A
Umpire game, R I Kirkwood.
Clyde, divide Springer and Lemon, C
H Loenson.
Warwick, 1st n ( Lemon, J Cross.
Chapleau Extension fr, same, R A Abbott.
24—Pinto, near Summit creek, J A
Commissary, same, I) McLeod.
ltegina (r, s f Springer, J K Tnttersnll.
Toronto, Springer creek, W   Clement.
Loretia Mine, on divide Springer an*'
Dayton, 11 Cameron.
25—Alabama, Twelve Mile, F Ander
Francis A, 2nd n  f Lemon, (i Miller.
27—Maple Leaf, Slocan Lake, It 1)
Buller, 1st n f Lemon, II D Curtis.
New Apex, Lemon creek, J D Keid.
28—Aunty Lala, Caldwell creek, Paul
My Norway Queen, between Tobin and
Caldwell creeks, J E Horrie.
July 23—Middlesex, Hyderabad, Spec-
ulator, Lone Dutchman, Ilinton.
24—Colby, Forty Nine, Sidelight. Wil-1
letli, Sunbeam, Free Gold fr, King Billy,
20—YVasa, Monton, Clipper, Black
Prince, Bonnie Doon.
20—Garibaldi for two years, Home for
two years.
27—Balsam, Graphic fr, Mary Alice, i
I'.mma IS.
28—Triple Cedar, Tilley, Maiionettr-. |
Little Dorritt.
July 23—Middlesex, J Foley to U I
Samo !•(>, M Madigan to B J Curry.
:-5—Blue Coat, J   Anderson to Martin
Silver Hear, same to same.
27—Two Friends H, A York. J W
Clarke, B B Allen, 1) Sloan ana Jessie,
Sloan to T Lake, lease for one year and |
option to purchaso for $30,000.
28 -I) Sutherland to B A Bradshaw^
Trrmi or Two r"rlriHln llonil.
The terms of the recent ileal on the j
three-quarter   interest   in   the Two
Friends ha re been  placed on record. '
They are in the nature of a lease for
one year, with the option to purchase
for 180,000.     If   the  purchase  be
made in six months, a redaction of]
tea per cent In tho price will follow,
Proceeds from tbo oresblppod will go!
towards meeting the expenses of op
eratloo and the payment of the bond.'
Twenty feet of* tunneling must  be!
driven monthly in the lowest work
Inn.   Thomas Lako holds the lease
and option for thc interested parties.
The fishermen'astride on tbo Eraser I
has been settled, largely through the.,
efforts "IT I' Brenner,
Inspecting Varlou* Proportta* Hold   by
the Syndicate—Kt. cry thing- <•». OmI
Bliapn—Affnlra Managed on MuhIiipu
Prlii i-lple*.
Monday morning ex-Senator Warner Miller, of New Vork, head ofthe
big syndicate operating in this vicinity, arrived In town,accompirnIed by
Clarence J. McCuaig, of Montreal; _?.
Dinmore, tho lattcr's secretary; and
P. II. Minarri, n noted mining engineer of Denver, Col. The party was
met at Nelson on Saturday by Percy
Dickinson, the resident manager of
the syndicate. Tho object of tho visit
is to enable Mr. Miller to inspect thc
various holdings of his people and tu
review tho extensive operations of
the past year. Col. JaB.McNn.Ught,
who Is well known in the Slocan, was
to have accompanied the party, but
was prevented through lllness,so thev
aro going out to meet him at Spokane on Saturday, hold a meeting-
and then all return here.
On Monday, thc party visited the
Noonday, on thc Ualcn-a Farm, ki
which the syndicate own the controlling interest, and also the Galena,
Mines adjoining. Next clay they,
with the exception of Mr. Miller, win-
was slightly indisposed, went up to
the Kilo group, on the first north
fork Lemon There the syndicate
own 28 claims and two mill sites, tho
whole being looked upon as a very
valuable asset. Then a visit of inspection to thc Smuggler, at thc head
if Ten Mile, where 18 claims aro
held, will conclude the main object
of the trip. The Smuggler is at
present the scene of much activity
and has a tine showing of ore in ail
tiie workings. It runs from 200 oz
in the second grade ore to upwards
ot 2,000 oz. in thc first grade. Last
week the syndicate added the Necpawa, Ten Mile, to their possessions*
Mr. Dickinson, tlie local manager.
is averse to newspaper notoriety for
his operations, lie is content to let
results spenk for themselves. His
people arc not investing their money
for pleasure, but to make money, and
their operations are conducted on
straight business principles. Thoy
have invested here and expended in
development several hundred thousand dollars and the end is not yet
by any means. Mr. Dickinson naturally feels elated at having his
principals here, as the various properties are in elegant shape. Before
thc party are through with their
visit, they will have grasped thoroughly the situation ot the camp and
gleaned an idea of its great mineral
Mr. McCuaig is known to almost
everyone, by reputation at least, lie
is the great company promoter of
Canada and his success has been
phenomenal. Thc Payne and Ke-
public may be cited as two instances
of the magnitude of his dotations.
Last month the several properties ho
is connected with paid in dividends
$208,000, which is a sufficient guarantee of thegenuinencssof hraininir.g
schemes. This is his fir t extended
visit to the lower lake camp, but it
will not be his last, and the impress
of his observations will be manifested
in due time. Tlie camp will not lose
by any means through his visit. Mr.
Mciuud has a reputation second to
none iu the state he hails from and is
thoroughly conversant with every
detail of modern mining and milling.
So far us the ex Senator is concerned,
he is too well known throughout
America to require notice through
this one-horse sheet. Financially and
socially he is a man of mark, and
the great wealth he controls for the
furtherance of his operations in the
camp place him at once in the front
rank. With him, the present is a
time of development and he can complacently await the moment of production and dividends.
Slocan is pleased to have Mr. Miller
and his associates come and may
their shadows never grow lc6s.
nigh 8m4« Or*.
N. F. McNaught and .1.McKinnon,
of Silverton, have received returns
fi om their recent shipment of ore n on
the Hampton group, on Springer
creek. The Hgttres are at once strikingly high and eminently satisfactory The returns show "00 oz. iu
silver per ton, with a slight trace of
lead, but m> copper or gold. Two
tons netted $800ovcr and above al!
expenses. These figures establish n.
record tor this division, if not the entire district. On Monday an assay
was obtained on tho ore of upwards
of 9.000 OS., the button being as large
as the ordinary coat article. There.
is much more ore where this came
from and the lucky owners will start
developing it in September,
ThcC. P. K. wharf at silverton fa
being replinikrd
All the Powers Receive Convincing
News of the Fact.
London, July 30.—At last the
British government is convinced
that the ministers at Pekin are safe.
Once the British consulat Tien Tsin
officially confirmed advices to this
effect, all doubts vanished.
Legation* Were Holding Out
Tien Tsin, July 22, via Shanghai,
July 30.—The latest advices from
Pekin, under date of July 15, say
that the legations were holding
out. The Chinese attacked the
legations on the night of July 10,
but were led into a trap by the
Americans and British and 1000
killed. Afterwards they continued
bombarding the legations more
Among the Chinese killed was
General Ma. The legations were
subsequently attacked with constantly increasing fury. These advices were brought from Pekin by a
New York, July 30.—The Commercial Cable company sends out
the following notice. "We are advised that communication between
Shanghai and Chefoo is restored."
Hol41i( Thriii a. Hostage*
London, July 30.—The latest
news from the far east seems consistent «ith the theory that the Chinese government has the foreign
ministers alive, but means to treat
them as hostages, while the stories
of massacre relate to other members of the foreign colony in Pekin.
Chinese officialdom, it is alleged,
openly speak of the ministers as
hostages, whose fate depends upon
the decision of the powers in relation to the threatened advance on
Reports are multiplying that a
number of foreigners were alive lo
a late date. Thus, Rome reports
that the propaganda fide have been
assured of the safety of Bishop Fa-
vina, while a telegram from Nankin
informs his family that Prince Cae-
tani, of the Italian legation, is alive
No confirmation of the various
favorable statements, however, is
for thcoming from really independent sources.
A telegram from Shanghai re-
p orts, on the authority of a Briton
who had been tor years in the service of the viceroy of Nankin, that
prior to the framing ot the Yang
Tse agreement with the consuls the
viceroy suggested Anglo-Chinese
occupation ofthe Yang Tse defenses,
but Great Britain declined. It is
reported at Shanghai that fie pow-
eis have again proposed, through
Li Hung Chang, the peaceful surra nder of the Woo Sung forts and
Kianguan arsenal, but that the Chine se regard the proposal as a
breach ot the existing agreement.
Direct News of Legation*.
Washington, July 30. The secretary of state received a midnight
dispatch Irom Mr. Fowler, American consul at Che Foo, dated noon
July 29.    Mr. Fowler says:
"A letter fro-n the German legation, dated 21st instant, received
at Tien Tsin, German loss is 10
dead and 12 woun.led. Chinese
ceased their attack on the 12th.
B aron Von Ketteler's body said to
be   safe.      The   Austrian,   Italian,
Dutch, and Spanish  legations destroyed and the French partially.
"A letter Irom the Japanese legation, dated 22nd, arrived at Tien
Tsin on the 25th. Ten battalions of
Chinese shelled the legations con
sequtively from the 20th of Jun: and
stopped on the 17th of July,but may
renew. The enemy are decreasing.
The ' German, Russian, American,
British and half the Japanese and
French legations still defended.
Japanese say they have food for six
days, but little ammunition. The
emperor and empress ate reported
at Pekin."
HI* niMlon I* to Now DUront
London, July 30.—Shanghai dispatches to the Daily Ttlegraph say
that Li Hung Chang declares thai
the emperor, empress dowager and
foreign ministers are all safe. He
strongly favors holding the  minis-
ters as hostages, so as to secure
favorable terms for the empress
dowager and the rebel government.
It is obvious now that the object of Li Hung Chang's visit to
Shanghai is to sow discord among
the allies through the consuls, but
as yet he has not met with much
Pleudleh Actor Trruili.-iy
An excellent Chinese source reports that the then governor of
Shan Tung, Li Ping Ling, left a
month ago for Pekin. A couple of
days ago, on his way to Pekin, he
entered Kin Chow and ordered the
soldiers of his command to massacre the Christians. His soldiers
killed 2000 native Christians and
one French priest.
London, July 28.—Lady Randolph Churchill was married today
to Lieut. Cornwallis West at St.
Peter's church, Knightsbridge. The
church was thronged with handsomely dressed women. There
was no restriction upon the number
admitted to the church lo witness
the ceremony except the capacity of
the church, but only relatives and
intimate friends were bidden to the
subsequent wadding breakfast and
no reception was held,
Big Advance lu Reer
Chicago, July 28.—The Record
today says: Prices of corned and
rib beef have advanced from $1.25
to $1.50 per dozen lor one pound
cans. This is the largest advance
ever made by Chicago and western
packers at one jump. The cause is
the large demand by the United
States government and foreign
British Liberal Party Splips on
Rock of Imperialism.
London, July 28.—Almost as re-
m irkable as the breakdown of long
established social customs before
the tropical wave is the break-up of
the Liberal party. Were a general
election far distant, the condition of
the Liberal party would be serious,
but in view of 'he fact that the
country is face to face with dissolution, the situation of the opposition
seems hopeless.
The formation of a third party is
generally considered inevitable as
the result of the internal dissensions
now raging in the Liberal ranks.
Imperialists have thrown off the
mask and demanded control of the
party, maintaining that both by
numbers and influence they are entitled to dictate its policy. In this
they are opposed by the "Forwards,"
or anti-imperialist Liberals, with a
vigor and bitterness that can only
be compared to the acerbity with
which the Gladstonians assailed the
Liberal Unionists when home rule
brought the parting of the ways.
The climax of the strife that has
been simmering since the commencement of the Boer war came
Wednesday, when one-third of the
Liberal party voted to condemn
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain and
all his works, one third voted with
the government to sustain him,
while the smallest section of all, including the nominal leader, abstained from voting al all.
The government is considering
the appointment of a royal commission on the question ot the future of
the naval coal supply. This action
is greatly due to the increasing production and cheapness of American
coal and the diminishing supply of
Welsh steam coal with which warships are furnished.
An Army of 5000 Boers Surrenders to
Gen. Hunter.
Mofe Burns Mchool Hou.e
By Aaaocfated  PreM.
New Orleans, July 28.—At a late
hour last night a mob which had
evaded the militia and the citizens'
police, attacked the Lafont school
house, Sixth and Rampart streets
upon the supposition that negroes,
had stored arms and ammunition in
the building. They quiikly gained
possession and fired the structure
destroying it completely.
London, July 30.—The follownig
official dispatch was received from
Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, July 29.—On July 26
MacDonald fought a rear guard
action with the enemy from early
morning until dark, nine miles outside of Nauuwport, in the Bethlehem hills, resulting in his effectually
blocking Nauuwport Nek to the
Boers' wagons. Hunter reports
that the enemy twice checked his
advance by holding strong positions
on two neks, one of which was
taken by the Scots, the Royal
Irish, the Wiltshires and the Lein-
ster regiments. Our casualties
were only live or six. The second
nek was taken during the night by
the Scots and Guards without opposition, the enemy retiring closelv
to Nauuwport.
"Prisoners taken stated that
1200 burghers would surrender, if
guaranteed that they would be
treated as prisoners of war and not
as rebels. To this I had assented.
As a result of these operations,
Prinsloo, commanding the Boers,
asked under a Hag of truce this
morning, a four days' armistice tor
peace negotiations. Hunter replied
the only terms he could accept were
unconditional surrender and until
these were complied with hostilities
could not cease. I expressed my
approval and told* Hunter on no account to enter negotiations.
"As I am writing, a telegram has
come from Hunter, saying that
Prinsloo had written a second letter
expressing willingness to hand over
himself with his men, rifles, ammunition and other firearms upon condition that the horses, saddles, bridles and other possessions of the
burghers be guaranteed them and
they be free to return to their
"I have replied that the surren*-
der must be absolutely unconditional, that all rifles, ammunition,
horses and other possessions must
be given up and that the burghers
would be considered prisoners ot
war. I added that Prinsloo's overtures will not be allowed in any way
to interfere with Hunter's operation,
which must be continued until the
enemy is defeated or has surrendered."
A later dispatch trom Gen. Roberts, dated July 29, confirms the
surrender of Prinsloo with 5000
Attention has been so fastened,
first on South Africa and now on
China, that the Ashanti war has
been overlooked. Yet Sir Frederick M. Hodgson's escape from
Coomassie is a deed of pluck and
skill worthy to go down in history.
The campaign in the United
States is between prosperity represented by McKinley and calamity
represented by Bryan, As the people are enjoying prosperity, odds
are on McKinley. A Nebraska
farmer puts the situation in a nutshell when he said: "The farmers
of the state are out ot debt and riding in carriages."
The total number of officers, noncommissioned officers and men who
left Canada for South Africa was
3,050, according to an official statement. Up to the time of going to
press the deaths reported numbered
91, not including 6 Canadians in
the imperial service.—Canadian
Military Gazette.
The invalided Canadian soldiers
may find London banquets as injurious to their health as Boer bullets,
unless they are very abstemious.
British Columbia may be favored
by a wave of public opinion that
will make the exclusion of the Chinese possible. But the Japanese
are nqw the cause of complaint on
the Pacific coast, and they are the
hope of the powers in grappling
with China.—Toronto Globe.
The Cubans are to adopt a constitution next fall, and establish a
government. Soon atterwards
American troops and officials will
leave the island.
Herman Bloomingdale Commits Suicide
at Victoria.
A Fugitive From the Scene Tells the
Horrible Facts.
London, July 28.—A special Irom
Cape Town says:
"Gen. DeWet has offered to surrender on condition that his followers
be permitted to return to their homes
unmolested. Lord Roberts has refused anything except unconditional
Deflmlon on Canadian i'aaen
London, July 28.—The privy
council has dismissed the appeal
trom the decision of the court of
queens bench of Lower Canada,
province of Quebec, in the case of
the Banque d'Hochelaga vs, Stevenson. The appeal of the Montreal Gas company vs. Vasey, from
the judgment of the court ol queens
bench of Lower Canada, has been
allowed as to the appeal against
the award of $10,000 for refusal to
renew the contract, but the rest of
the judgment is to stand.
London, Ont., July 28.—The
preliminary trial of Gerald Sifton
and Walter Herbert was commenced yesterday morning and continued all day. The evidence of |. Mor-
den, brother of Mary McPailand's
former sweetheart (Miss McFar-
land was engaged to marry Joseph
Sifton, the alleged victim of Gerald
Sifton and Walter Herbert,) was of
a very damaging nature. Morden
swore that Gerald Sifton approached him with a plan to kill old Sifton, but he refused to have anything to do with the proposition.
London, July 28.—The Daily
Mail has a bulletin from Shanghai
as follows!
Shanghai, July 28.—The manager of the Russian bank of Shanghai has received a letter from the
bank's New Chang branch, stating
that one of their Chinese representatives from Pekin, who had just arrived, confirmed the report of the
Pekin massacre. Torture failed
to shake the man's statement. He
declared that all the foreigners and
ministers were murdered. Seeing
death was inevitable, as the Chinese
swarmed into the legations, the
ministers killed their families at the
last moment. Sir Robert Hart, in
despair, committed suicide."
Loudon, July 28—The Daily
Mail's Shanghai correspondent telegraphs that a Russian banker, who
left Pekin July 7 and arrived at
Shanghai July 25, says that when
he left Pekin all the legations had
been destroyed and all the foreigners murdered.
Auothei chlnem* Yarn
Paris, July 16.—The Chinese minister at Paris, Yu Keng, has received the following imperial decree
dated July 24:
"The foreign ministers are happily <tt present safe and sound, except Ketteler. We are having the
foreign legations supplied with
provisions and fruits as a token of
the interest we teel in them."
fflore Chinese Araurauren
Washington, July 28.—The secretary of state has received the following dispatch from Mr. Fowler,
the American consul at Che Foo,
dated at midnight, July 26:
"Tnis mjrning, by request of th e
allied admirals, I wired the governor
(supposed to be the governor of
Shan Tung) their wish to get news
from the ministers themselves without delay. The governor now replies: 'Have received today edict
from emperor saying that ministers
are well. They are sending provisions to the legations. Am confident
ministers are out of distress and
request you (Fowler) to transmit
this preliminary announcement to
the admirals.
(Signed)    " 'Yuan, Governor.*"
Victoria, July a8. — Herman
Bloomingdale, who was for fitteen
years cashier for Simon Leiser, and
who had for the past three months
been suffering intensely from heart
trouble, shot and killed himself in a
bath in the Driard this morning.
He was an uncle of Mrs. H. G.
Seelig, whose husband died tragically some time ago. Deceased was
6^ years of age and had been here
for many years, long enough to be
called an old-timer. He was living
at Mrs. Seelig's residence until
within a few days ago. When she
sold out, intending to go to California, he went to the Driard to
By this means, the mother country's
share of the cost ot imperial defense
might be reduced, while the army
and navy- -the means of defense-
were made larger and more efficient
through the contributions of the
colonies. A duty on foreign food
products imported into the United
Kingdom could be made so small as
to hardly affect their selling price
but might produce a respectable
revenue in the aggregate for the
imperial defense fund.
Preferential trade within the empire has been made a living issue
by the action of the congress of
chambers of commerce of the empire in London. A resolution in
favor of this policy was adopted
with the sole dissenting voice of
Manchester, coupled with another
resolution in favor of the formation
of an imperial council, at which
all the colonies should be represented. This is an endorsement ofthe
policy advocated by the Conservative party of Canada in regard to
tiade preference. That policy involves reciprocity, under which
each party would make tariff concessions in consideration of equivalent concessions by the other parties, from which advantages all
non-British countries would be excluded. It does not mean that one
colony would grant a preference of
25 or 30 to the others and then
wait for the others 10 follow suit.
That is the Laurier policy. It has
caused Sir Wilfrid to be overwhelmed with praise by British
newspapers and politicians, but il
has not obtained for Canadian products any preferred position in British markets. It is beautiful from a
sentimental point of view, but it is
not business.
The difficulty in the way ol this
policy ot reciprocity within the empire is that the principal products of
the colonies are articles of food. To
give the colonies the preference,
the mother country would have to
impose a duty on food from foreign
countries. To this the British
workingman is violently opposed.
The question of protection or free
trade was fought out in the old
country on this very point ot a duty
on wheat and the free traders Cob-
den and Bright illustrated their argument with the small loaf representing protection and the large
loaf representing free trade. The
picture of the large and the small
loaf comes before the mind of the
British workingman whenever the
tariff question is mentioned. It has
rendered him almost incapable of
giving a hearing to any advocate of
a tariff duty in any form. This is
the most serious obstacle which will
be encountered by those who attempt to carry any measure of imperial reciprocity through parliament. Mr. Chamberlain doubtless
had it iu mind when he made the
following guarded utterance in the
house of commons:
"If there were to he any kind of
fiscal arrangement with the colonies, I believe the only form that
would meet with the slightest favor
would be an imperial zollverein in
which there would be free trade
between the portions of the empire,
and duties as against strangers."
But, if the mother country should
become engaged in war with one of
the great grain-producing countries
of the world, a large part of her
food supply would be cut off and
she might be compelled to turn to
her colonies to make up the de-
ficiency. The encouragement of
those colonies in producing the food
supply is therefore a measure of
self-detense. Further, the colonies
might contribute a proportion of
their customs revenue to an imperial
dof'-nsc fund for the maintenance
and increase of the army and navy.
China has an ally more powerlul
than the whole alliance formed
against her, namely, discord within
that alliance.
Premier Dunsmuir, of British
Columbia, has been for two years a
member of the legislature, yet has
never once made a speech. The
moral is that it is better for a politician to keep his mouth shut, look
wise and attain a premiership than
to overload Hansard, wear out his
lunge and the country's patience
and get kicked out by an exasperated electorate.—London News.
Wu Ting Fang says he is not
partial to the English language,
but that if there is to be an international tongue, English will be the
one. The chances are the empress
dowager will not be partial to it
when she hears a few forcible remarks from a British general in
Pekin a short time hence.
The remains of the unfortunate
explorer, Andree, have been discovered in a new place. The manner in which his bonss have been
scattered from pole to pole is an inexplicable phenomenon.—Vancouver World.
The Assassin Chosen By Lot in an
Italian Club in America.
Monza, July 30.—King Humbert
was shot at 10:45 -ast evening and
died at 11:30. The murderer, An-
gelo Bressi, an anarchist, cynically
avowed the crime.
Monza, July 30.—Alter the shooting of King Humbert here last
night, as soon as His Majesty's attendants could realize what had
happened, he was placed in his carriage and driven as rapidly as possible to the palace. He was however, beyond aid.
movement* or the AiuhIb
The assassin's name is variously
given as Angelo and Gaetano Bressi. He was born at r>rato, Nov.
10, i86<), and is a weaver by trade,
He comes trom America, where ho
has resided at Paterson, N. J. He
says he bad no accomplices and
that he committed the crime hecause
of his hatred of monarchical institutions. He reached Monza July 27
trom Milan, where he stayed a few
HVM King at Corfu Tonight
Corfu, July 30,—The new king of
Italy is expected to arrive here tonight. A telegram from Queen
Marguerite awaits him, announcing
the assassination of King Humbert
and urging him to hasten home.
New King on the Way Home
Rome, July 30— Signor Saracco,
the premier, left for Monza at seven
o'clock this morning with the vico
president of the senate to draw up
the certificate of death of the king.
The prince of Naples is at the
Piroous on his return voyage. Tha
council of ministers sat away into
the early morning.
Havana, July 28.—Estes Rath-
bone, recently director general of
posts in Cuba, was arrested today
on four charges. These alleged
the unlawful drawing of two orders
tor $500 each, paying his private
coachman and gardener from the
postal funds and drawing per diem
allowance when not entitled to do
so. Mr. Rathbone was held in
bonds of $25,000.
Montreal is talking about having
an incline railway built from Mount
Royal park to the top of Mount
Japanese Overcome Resistance to Landing at Shan Hai Kwan.
New York;.July.27.—A Shanghai
.' dispatch is published here this afternoon as follows:
"Shanghai, July 27.—The first
important blow in the advance upon
Pekin has been struck and the Chinese are routed. Fifteen thousand
Japanese troops landed at Shan Hai
Kwan on July 2a and were resisted
by the Chinese. The Japanese fought
gallantly an J won a great victory.
The Chinese were put to flight.
'•Preparatory to this movement,
warships of the allies recently
threatened the Chinese forts at
Shan Hai Kwan.*' •
!»<•< Ilu. a China-* Oltfcr
Washington, July 27.—Secretary
Hay this morning announced that
under no circumstances would the
United States government accept
the Chinese offer to turn over the
foreign ministers to the internationals at Tien Tsin in consideration of
a suspension of the campaign
against, Pekin. A long cablegram
was dispatched today to Rear Admiral Remey at Taku, and it is believed that this instruction was laid
upon him.
Legation* Coming Out
London, July 27.—This morn-
i ng's reports Irom Shanghai reiterate the allegation that the surviving members ot the diplomatic
corps have already left Pekin on
their way to Tien Tsin, and add
that the foreigners are being escorted by the troops of Jung Tu,
commander in chief of the Chinese
forces. This move is stated to be
the outcome of a very stormy interview between Li Hung Chang and
the foreign consuls, and to have
been taken in the hopes of abating the wrath of the powers and
delaying the advance of the allies
towards Pekin. Advices received
froni the same sources state that
half the foreigners in Pekin have
been killed or wounded or have
died as the result of privations.
Me**agr From Mardouald.
Simultaneously comes a cable
dispatch to the Daily Mail from
Shanghai announcing that a letter
bas been received from Sir Claude
MacPonald dated Pekin, July 6, as
"We are receiving no assistance
from the authorities. Three legations are still standing, including
the British. We also hold part ot
the city walls. The Chinese are
shelling us from the city with a
three-inch gun, and some smaller
ones are sniping us.- We may be
annihilated .any day. Our ammunition and food are short.
"We would have perished by
this time, only the Chinese are cowards and have no • organized plan
of attack If we are not pressed,
we may hold out a fortnight longer; otherwise four days at the utmost.- 1 anticipate ,only slight resistance for the relief forces."
Sir Claude concludes by advising the relief forces to.approfleh by
the eastern gate, or by way oi" the
river. The losses t>f ■ the-foreigners
in Pekin up to July 6 were forty
killed and eighty wounded.
Preparing To Hrnlnl Allien.
The Daily Mail correspondent at ■
Shanghai cables that the Chinese
troops have retreated-from the native city of Tien Tsin and are concentrating at Vuang Tun, on thc
railroad line to Pekin, with a view
of opposing the allies.
A fti-litlhr toiConreal M-mai-re
_', f ''' '■■•*.'
The proposal made by the Chinese government to the American
consul, through Taotai Sheng, that
hostilities ( against .the 'Chinese
should ceafe upon, condition that the
foreign ministers were sent under
escort to Tien Tsin, appears
to be part of a deep laid plot to conceal the date of the massacre and
duplicity 'Of the officials, who, being
in possession of (he news, suppressed it. The story will be that
the ministers all left Pekin under a
strong escort, but were set upon by
a   mob of    Boxers.      The   world
will be told that, although the
Chinese soldiers fought bravely,
they were overcome and all were
massacred. Some of the statements above are strikingly similar
to the published version of Sir
Claude MacDonald's letter ol J uly
4. If not the same letters, the Chinese artillery would appear to be
strangely ineffective. The casualties were thf ,ame according to the
letters of both dales.
Tli<> Late«l Prom the Legation*.
As lending color to the suggestion that the communications are
identical, it may be stated that the
Belgian foreign ollice this morning
received a dispatch from Shanghai
under today's date mentioning the
receipt of a letter from Sir Claude
MacDonald dated July 4, in which
it was stated that the besieged foreigners in Pekin were reduced to
horse flesh. The Belgian consul
at Shanghai also reports that a servant of the German minister, who
left Pekin on July 9, states that the
British legation was only attacked
at night and, if resupplied, he believed could not hold out.
Chlug autl Puug Plglit at Peklu
Berlin, July 27.—A dispatch received here this morning dated Tien
Tsin, July 24, says: "A messenger
who left Pekin July 15 brought today to the customs officer here
news that Prince Ching's soldiers
had been fighting Prince Tung's
troops and had been defeated. The
foreigners were defending themselves in the northern cathedral near
the forbidden city."
Itlor«* niralouarle* Murdered
London, July 27.—In missionary
circles al Shanghai, according to a
dispatch received here today, it has
been learned that all the missionaries at Paeting, in the province of
Pi Chi Li, have been murdered. All
the people of the mission at Aloy,
province of Fo Kein, are reported
Boston, Mass.. July 27.—The
American board of commissioners
for the foreign missions today received a cablegram from Rev. Henry B. Porter, a missionary of the
board, dated Che Foo, July 23, containing the words "Pekin, alive."
Toronto, July 27.—The China
Inland mission received the following cablegram from Shanghai this
"All missionaries murdered in
Pao Tmg Fu."
Mr. and Mrs. Bagnall, two ofthe
China inland missionaries, were at
Pao Ting Fu and it is presumed
they have perished.
PI T  1 Ill-lit   I III SI  IN Blll»>
Boer* Have Been  Proinlacd luterteu-
lion and Will Plghl Till November
Balmoral, South Africa, July 25.
—The Boers state that their plan ot
campaign is to keep up guerrilla
warfare until November, when the
Democrats in the United States, if
successful in the election.*' there,
have promised intervention in South
Negro Murderer Nat Caught
New Orleans, July 27.—Robert
Charles, the negro murderer of
Captain Day and Patrolman Lamb,
has not yet been captured. There
have been some minor disturbances
Italian* ami Chlneae Invade the Male*
lli'»pll<> liumlgrallou Law*
El Paso, Tex,, July 27.—The
immigration situation here grows
worse daily. The customs inspectors captured fourteen Italian emigrants who had crossed the border
and boarded a northbound Santa
Fe train which was about to depart.
The statement comes from Durango
and Chihuahua, Mexico, where
there arc several thousand Chinamen, that hundreds contemplate
returning to China and are drifting
this way to take advantage of tbe
exclusion act and get free transportation.     	
Louis II. Scott has been left
$7000 by an old maid whose life he
saved at Atlantic City. Most young
men are satisfied with a young
maid's gratitude lor saving her life
and would be inclined to give the
old maid the yo-by.
The Revolution Closes With a Bloody
New York, July 27.—A treaty ef
peace between the government and
the revolutionists has been signed,
says a special to the Herald from
Panama. This action followed directly after the most desperate battle ot the entire revolution, in which
the losses on each side were very
Owing, it is believed, to some
misundeistanding of the terms of
the armistice brought about by the
American, the English and the
French consuls, the insurgents suddenly renewed their attacks upon
the suburbs of Panama. The fighting lasted it hours. The rebel
troops made charge after charge
upon the trenches of the government troops, pushing forward with
a recklessness approaching closely
to madness. These desperate assaults were kept up all night long,
and were met with equally brave
resistance by the regulars. In one
of the entrenchments, defended by
a detachment composed entirely of
young men from this city, nearly
every one of the defenders was
either killed or badly wounded.
The tide of battle was turned by
the arrival of an express train from
Colon with eight hundred fresh
troops to reinforce the government,
and ihe rebels withdrew.
Dead and dying men were lying
along the Caledonia road beyond
the railroad bridge for half a mile,
sometimes scattered a few feet
apart and more often in heaps
closely packed together. How-
many were killed during the night
is not yet known, but the number
will reach into the hundreds. The
exact loss may never be known, lor
many of the wounded men crawled
into tbe way thickets. As quickly
as possible the Red Cross corps,
aided by the ambulance corps ofthe
British cruiser Leander, began
gathering up and attending to the
wounded. Cartload after cartload
ot corpses were gathered together
and cremated.
Dr. Carlos Mendoza, secretary-
general of the revolutionary government, went to the old station ofthe
Panama railroad under a flag of
truce at noon. He met there Gen.
Albana, governor of Panama, and
discussed with him the terms of a
treaty of peace between the hostile
forces. An agreement was reached
after a long conference. Under the
terms of this treaty, the surrender
of the insurgents is complete. They
agreed to deliver up all arms, ammunition and ships in their possession. The government grants full
amnesty to all the revolutionists
and the officers are permitted to
retain their swords. Foreigners
who fought in the insurgent ranks.
aire to be allowed to return to their
homes. All political prisoners held
at Panama have been released.
Excitement 111 the city is already
gradually subsiding and there is
general rejoicing that the fighting
has ended without the threatened
bombardment of Panama.
selling arms for use against her own
soldiers and sailors.
The diplomatic explanation is that
the hostilities, which caused a loss
of 800 to the allied forces in one
battle, are quite informal. According to international law,nations
can fight, but they cannot be at war
unless they comply with certain formalities" One of these is that the
ambassadors of each party must ask
for, or be tendered, their passports.
Neither the ministers at Pekin nor
the Chinese government have complied with this formality. The ministers have been too busily engaged
otherwise—namely, in rifle practice—to ask for the precious documents, and the tsung li yamen may
explain the legations are too densely
surrounded by a mob of belligerent
Boxers to admit of their tendering
these documents to the ministers.
It the latter should have been murdered, they never will get these
passports and there will be a hiatus
in the proceedings.
For these reasons, there is no
war, although there is considerable
shooting in progress and corpses
are numerous on the banks of the
Peiho river.
Lady Sarah  Wllav-a Welcome*- Hom«
London, July 27.—Among the
arrivals from South Africa today
were the Duke of Marlborough and
Lady Sarah Wilson. They were
met at the docks at Southampton
by Consuela, Duchess of Marlborough, and Lady Georgina Cur/on.
A large party awaited the party at
Waterloo station and heartily
cheered the heroine of Mafeking.
It is one of the beautiful Rct-ons
of international law that China is
not at war with the European powers and the United States. The
allied powers have captured the
Taku forts, bombarded and half
ruined Tien Tsin and landed large
forces on Chinese soil, but they are
not at war with China. The Chinese ambassadors remain al Washington and at the European capitals, and diplomatic intercourse with
them is not interrupted, while the
nations to which they are accredited
are pbuhdlng Chinese cities to
pieces and are rushing more troops
to tbe scene. These Chinese ambassadors do nol complain of the
injury to their official feelings, nor
ask for their passports,and thc governments do not offer the passports.
While Great Britain is righting the
Chinese, it is actually necessary to
introduce a special bill in parliament
to prevent the queen's subjects from
A Va<au<) lu Parliament
Ottawa, July 27.—Pontiac county, Quebec, is vacant, W.J. Pou-
pore, Conservative M. P., having
handed his resigr.ation to Speaker
Bain on account of his connection
with the firm of Poupore & Malone,
just formed since the contract for
improving Montreal harbor was
awarded to the latter a few days
Talmag*? iu High Mot-lrt).
St. Petersburg, July 27.—The
czar and czarina received Dr. T.
DeWitt Talmage this morning at
Peterhof palace.
skopo* Wlu* Liverpool Cup
Liverpool, July 27,—-At the second day's racing of the Liverpool
July meeting today, the seventy-
third Liverpool cup was won by H.
C. White's Skopos, W. Bateman's
Kleon second and Mr. Fairlie's
Cutaway   third.    Nine   horses ran.
Edward Atkinson, the economist,
thinks that the United States will
dominate the world, because of
their abundance and variety of raw
products. Great Britain, he says,
lacks food, fibres, iron ore and
many metals. Germany lacks
food, fibres and many metals.
France has plenty of food, but
lacks metals, coal, timber and fibres.
The United States has abundance
of food, fuel, timber and all metals
except tin and all fibres except
wool and silk. Therefore all the
principal countries in the world are
dependent on others, except the
United States.
But Mr. Atkinson has ignored
Canada as not worth considering.
Yet there is hardly a point of superiority possessed by the United
States which Canada does not also
possess. She has food to spare for
export. She has fuel in abundance.
She produces every metal produced
in the United States and nickel in
addition. She has a large supply
of timber.
The main differences between
tbe United Slates and Canada from
an Industrial standpoint are that
the development of Ihe latter is far
behind that of the former and that
Canada has not lhe variety of food
and fibre products which the United
States enjoys on account of its
diversity ot climate. But the resources are present and an equal
expenditure of capital, skill and energy would bring as great, if not
greater, results than in the United
Invalid Canadian Soldiers Feasted in
Toronto, July 27.—The Globe
correspondent in London s-ays
Claude Cayley, a former Toronton-
ian, entertained the Canadian invalids to dinner at the Holborn restaurant last night. About 35 members
ef the Strathcona Horse and the
first and second contingents were
present, representing the majority of
the leading cities of the Dominion,
including Vancouver.
During the evening it was announced that the earl of Kinnoult
invites the invalid Conadians to stay
at his castle in Perthshire, funds for
transportation to be supplied from
the proceeds of a recent cafe chan-
The Inland Sentinel of Kam'ojrs
bas been sold to F. J. Deane, ex-M.
P. P.
The expenses of the Yukon custom house are charged to British
Columbia, but this province does
not get credit for the collections.
This is an injustice which could be
remedied by a little bookkeeping.
There are only 10 presidential
tickets in the United States. Bryan
heads three of them and Stevenson
is the tail ol two. Two brands of
Socialists have   made  nominations.
Tbe Russians are overflowing
with sympathy foi the "libertv-lov-
ing Boers," but have none to spnie
for the Finns whose liberties the
czar has taken away.
John Morley contends that the
Liberal party in Great Brita-n is face
to face with a condition, not a theory. He declares that the Liberals
must either do practical work towards the betterment of the condition of the working classes, or else
make way for the Socialists who,
he believes, will then consolidate all
the opposition to Conservatism.—
Vancouver World.
The total Dominion revenue col-
lectedjn British Columbia in the
year 1898-9 was $3,184,023, while
the Dominion expenses were only
$1,380,321. But this province has
no representative in the cabinet and
the demand of its members for a
fair share of the money collected
falls on deaf ears.
Mr. Sifton is under fire again.
When the reserved claims in Yukon
territory were offered for sale at
auction, the best among them, for
which there were most bids, were
withdrawn. There is room tor ex-
plj lation here.
Tbe Kamloops Standard applauds
Mr. Bostock's decision to retire
from politics and says: "Mr. Bos-
tock came to this country some
years ago, full of enthusiasm, full
of honest wishes to better his fellow-
men. He tound when he got behind the back door that the so-
called party of purity was infinitely
more corrupt than the more cynical
A statistician announces that of
the 70,000,000 people in the United
States only 312 are struck by light-
ni.ig in an average year.—Spokane
This reminds us of a favorite saying of Mark Twain.
The Government Labor Gazette,
to be published at Ottawa under
the direction of the department of
labor, will be edited by W. L.
Mackenzie King, who has studied
at the universities of Toronto, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Berlin
and other Europe-m centers of learn-
The politicians are preparing for
an early Dominion election by
flooding the mails with literature
and arranging political picnics.
John P. Booth, the new speaker
of the legislature, is a veteran, having been a member of the first legislature after confederation.
Australia has become a commonwealth and entered the British company of nations.
It is a pity that Russia, France
and Germany acted upon their own
theory that China should be knocked
down and robbed instead of accepting Britain's policy of helping
China to stand on her own feet.
Britain aimed at identifying the influence of western civilization with
the forces of progress and honesty
In the population of China.—Toronto Telegram.
While the fishermen and dinners
are quarreling about the price to b«
paid for catching them, the salmon
are running unmolested up the
Fraser river.
All trusts are not a success, The
American flour trust went to pieces
and now the wall paper trust has
gone to the wall. Outside competition killed them and it will kill
many  others.
The Chinese proposal to send the
foreign ministers under escort lt>
Tien Tsin is the only confirmation
possible of tbe assurance", of their
It is just a coincidence of course,
but since the peace conference assembled this sin-cursed world has
heard nothing but war and rumors
of war.—Toronto Telegram,
The statistician Mulhall, la an
article in the North American Review, estimates the population of
the United State.-, at 76,200,000.
This is tbe lowest estimate, others
running over 77,000,000. The population has doubled in thirty years,
the greatest relative increase being
in the decade 1870-80.
Large exports of coal to France
have caused a scare in the old country, but Mr. Balfour says they will
be stopped by the bill against exports of war munitions, which is
now before parliament. While
they are fighting China, the powers
are preparing to fight  one another.
It is proposed to substitute the
maple lriaf for the Dominion arms
on the red ensign, as it has become
recognized as the badge of Canadian nationality abroad.
It js denied both by Lord Strathcona and by 26 invalided Canadian
soldiers in London that Canadians
have wandered around that city
homeless and penniless. Some may
have squandered their allowance',
but none have had reason to be
homeless and all provision has beet*
made for their comfort.
Don't scratch a mosquito bite.
Patrick G. Close, an old citizen of
Toronto, did so and died of blood-
The proposal in the city council
to regulate street signs and verandahs came none too soon. It is
risky for a tall man in a tall hat, or
a small man under an umbrella, t«
walk along Columbia avenue.
There is a bylaw torbidding the
sweeping of refuse from the stores
onto the street, which appears to
have been forgotten by some merchants.
Speaking of conditions in British
Columbia, Hon. Fred Peters of
Victoria said in an interview at
Montreal: "Confidence is already
restored to a considerable extern,
and new capital can come into the
province without any fear of radical
legislation seriously interfering with
the country's development."
It is officially stated that 71 guns
of position, with 11,740 rounds of
ammunition, 123 field guns, with 4**.-
400 rounds, and 297 machine guns,
with 4,228,400 rounds of ammunition have been supplied to China since
April, 1895, by British firms. A
German firm has supplied China
with 460,000 Mauser rifles and
8,000,000 rounds of ammunition ia
the same  period. —Toronto  Globe,
The C. P. R. has offered to carry
5000 imperial troops daily Irom
j (Juebec to Vancouver on the way
to China. Canada is on the short
route to the Orient and is prepared
1 proven it.
The cause of friction between
Canadian soldiers and imperial
army-officers is that a Canadian
does no| surrender his rij^ht to think
and act for himself when he becomes
a soldier. Paarderherg proves that
this Individual liberty brings good
results. The Canadian is a citizen-
soldier; Tommy Atkins is a machine-sol Jier. Imperial officer*
trained to command the latter da
not know how to manage ale
I T1IK lmil.L. --1.oC.VN. b. C.. kVQVST **. t!W.
.SLOCAN,      •      -       -       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line for
.the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
-sub8rqr*ent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
ae legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
•for each insertion.
Commercial Rates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, strict-
4y in advance; $2.00 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 1900.
The raining committee has decided
Chere shall be no tinkering with the
Mineral Act this session
How strangely calm things are at
Victoria. In the days of Mclnnes the
Elder such was not tho case.
John Houston and Joe Martin have
met at Victoria and the legislative
iial's still stand. The militia are held
-In readiness.
Gold Commissioner Senkler has ar
•rived down from Dawson, and says
the clean-up of the Klondike for the
year will total $20,000,000.
It may or may not be a coincidence,
•but immediately upon the arrival of
John Houston at Victoria, comes the
.•announcement that Joe Martin is going to quit the province.
Joe Martin is credited with the intention of removing to Dawson at an
■early date, and from there will have
a shy at the Dominion House. Happy
•British Columbia; unfortunate Klondike; miserable Laurier and Sifton.
Success attended the British arms
-this week in South Africa, when the
remnants of tho Free State army,
•some 5,000 men, were surrounded
apd captured by General Hunter. It
-will not be long now ere the war be
brought to an end.
•King Humbert of Italy, as fine a
.gentleman as ever lived, was shot
And killed this week by an anarchist.
These blood-thirsty wretches, whose
sole aim seems to be to assassina te
.rulers and break down law, should
be rounded up and deported to China,
And free license given the Boxers to
entertain them. World-wide sympathy is being extended the sorrowing Margherita.
The const has had a taste, by rca
Aon ofthe fishermen's strike, of what
.the Slocan suffered daring the. protracted lockout of last year.   Little
.sympathy  is extended to those responsible for calling ont the militia
to protect tbe canneries, as the move
mas been shown to have been unwarranted and unnecessary.   Had our
legislators done their duty in thc past
the unwashed hordes of Chinese and
.Japanese would have been kept from
our shores and Canadians could have
,-liyed in peace and plenty, without
the spectacle of our citizen soldiers
being used as tools at the instance of
.those who sacrifice principle to greed.
.On tho other hand, such lire eating
demagogues as MacClain, who are
uttering all kinds of threats against
thc canners,  should be dumped in
the Eraser and allowed to cool off.
Labor requires not turbulence and
disorder to advance its cause, but fair
play, sobriety and tact.   Once more
the prayer arises for compulsory arbitration. .
Tho resources of this camp aro astonishing the mining world, because
of their great variety and richness,
Gold, silver, copper, iron, nickel, asbestos and lime are known to exist,
And the majority in such bodies as to
well justify large sums of monies bo-
ing expended upon their exploitation.
No section of thc country   is more
prosperous than this division, and its
wealth is but faintly known on the
outside.   Those who are acquainted
with the camp appreciate its worth
and prophecy of it great things. Five
large concerns ar* at present engag
ed in mining in the camp nnd the re
suits of their labors are attracting an
ever-increasing amount of attention
,from outside  capital.   No camp in
the  province  offers  better inducements to the investing public than
dhis portion of tho great Slocan, and
(our mining industry is yet but infantile.   There must be something here
,to justify the hundreds ot thousands
of dollars being expended, and those
responsible for this expenditure are
confident of the rich returns a waiting
thtAt investigations.
Rev, Mr. McKee and wife are out
camping at Itosebery.
W. Harris accompanies bis wife today on a trip to England.
Government Agent Turner came
up from Nelson yesterday
Mrs. Bennett has returned from a
lengthened visit to Rossland.
Misses McLoodandScanlan returned home to Nelson on Saturday.
M. Cameron will put a four-horse
team on the Lemon creek road.
Mrs. T. Linton and children, of
Rossland, are visiting relatives in
Sandon is cleansing itself of all tinhorns and other objectionable characters.
Hon. David Mills, minister of justice, says tho eight hour law is constitutional.
W. C. Fi. Koch is moving his sawmill from Aylwin to the halfway
camp, Ten Mile.
J. Souter went fishing to the Crossing Tuesday and returned with 25
pounds of trout.
Forest fires are raging throughout
the country. One was threatening
Silverton this weok.
Get John Craig's bread at D. Arnot's
and Shatford & Co.'s. Best in the
market and always fresh.
The Zanziss show in the Music
Hall, Saturday night, failed to ma
tcrializo for lack of an audience.
Harry Shcran,of New Denver.came
down Monday to look after his num
erous mining interests in this vicinity.
M. Lavell has named his hotel the
Lake View, which has been emblazoned in large letters on the sido of his
A tire along the bluffs to thc cast
ofthe bay made a pretty sight Tuesday night. It spread from the flat
J. Souter, mate on the Slocan, has
been transferred to the str Aberdeen,
on Okanagun lake, under Capt. Ks-
All claims against thc estate of
Scott McDonald, deceased, are to be
sent to MacNeit & Deacon, Rossi, nd,
by August 18.
Notice of dissolution ot the firm of
E. Parris & Qo.has been gazetted and
the establishment of T. McNcish &
Co. as successors.
The treasurer of thc Canadian Patriotic Fund, Ottawa, has written acknowledging the receipt of $172.90,
Slocan'*] contribution.
Divino services will bo held in the
Anglican churchSunday morning and
and evening, Aug.4. llev.C. P. Yates
will be the preacher.
For Bale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply nt The Drill.
The Slocan made a special trip up
tho lake Sunday with thc bargc,con-
veying locomotive 401, which was
goiug to Revelstoke for repairs.
EL P* Christie, mining recorder,
left on Tuesday evening via Nelson
for a three months' trip to England.
His place in the record office is taken
by Mr. Browning.
Prosperity must be increasing in
the camp, judging from the number
of beggars, fakirs, tinhorns, pimps,
bums nnd sporting women drifting
in trom the outside.
Clarence J. McCuaig stated this
weok that the Pavnc had just declared a dividend of $76,000. He expressed surprise that the stock should
be selling below par.
Communion service was held in
the Presbyterian church last Sunday
morning and a song service in the-
evening. Mrs. W. Harris' singing
was the special attraction.
Sunday evening Officer Christie
was called upon to arrest one of the
red curtain brigade, a recent importation. She was suffering trom the
effects of drink, morphine, and cigarettes and imagined a gang of strangers was after her to kill her. This is
the second fallen angel to be accommodated of late In the bastilc.
The Slocan Star keeps up its exports, having sent out 40 tons last
A shipment of 20 tons has been
made by the Vulture, after a year's
Two hundred tons of ore was shipped by the Payne 'ist Week .".nd 114
by the Whitewater
W. W. Warner has '■vered 15
inches of high grade fin ion thc
Mountain Con group.
Sandon people want the government to build a number of trails, to
open up surrounding properties.
A good showingof ore has liecn exposed on the Omega, owned by J. M.
Harris, under lease to Docks tender
& Henttie.
The Ruth figured in the shipments
last week with 100 tons, while the
Last Chance and American Hoy sent
out 20 tons each.
za of thc arst water. The ledge Is n
huge affair, the tunnel now driving
being in 45 feet on it, with no sign of
the other wall. Tbe ore is chiefly
pyrrhotlte, with a mixture of spar,
galena, copper and nickel. Thc latter mineral is present to tho extent of
two per cent. On the surface, thc
croppings of thc Hope are of mam
moth proportions, and what work has
been done demonstrates the existence
of huge bodies of orb. As mentioned
last w^ek, thc Hope iscrowngranted.
Mattawa Look* Well.
Tom Collins nnd his partners have
completed assessment on tho Mattawa
and it is looking well. They went
further down the hill and drove in
15 feet on the vein. In the breast is
18 Inches of quartz, freely sprinkled
with galena, and about the same of
spar and limestono, which carries a
little mineral. Tho vein is traceable
through half a dozen claims and ore
is found on each of thorn.
Howard Fraction M««Mll*r.
The adjourned meeting ofthe stock
holders in the Howard Fraction Co.
was held In Nelson on July 2G. A.
E. Teeter was in attendance from
here. On tbe 9th the directors ofthe
company meet in this place, when
action will be taken regarding thc
future of that well-known property.
Incorporation Meeting.
Further information on the subject
of incorporation has been gleaned by
the committee, which will be made
known at the next public meeting.
This will be held In the Oddfellows'
hall, on Tuesday evening next, and
It is hoped everyone interested will
Regular meeting of the W.C.T.U.
will be held in the Methodist church
on Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. A varied programme will be given.
Rev. A. M. Sanford.of Sandon, will
preach in the Methodist church Sunday. An appeal will be made for
funds,to help rebuild the church at
B. A. Sc.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Gwiilim & Johnson,
B. C
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Old ore left at thc
The Murcutt Branch
of the W.C.T.U., Blocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in the
Methodist church. All meetings open
to those wishing t. join.
Mrs.,T. B. Hai.l
Cor. Secretary.
Mas. W. J. Andhkws,
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       - B. C.
T. McNeish & Co. i m
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Mnko a specialty of handling only thc best goods,the mart
provides.    Their Gents' Furnishings, Clothing, Hoots A 8hn?
arc new and moderate in price.    Their store la alwavn not*,!
for the freshness and quality of the Groceries and Provision.
Special attention given to mine orders. ni-
 Slocan, B. c
Dealers in Oeneral Hardware
and Mining: and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Owl a Large H or New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street,
Slocan,  B. c
People !
A Coming Bonanza.
Harry Shernn nnd Bob Cooper have
in the Hope, situated just ovci the
ridgo on Lemon creek from town, a
property that bids fair to be a hoHalt*
"Chapleau"     and     "Chaplcan  Con»ol"
Fructlonnl Mineral Claim*.
Situate in the Slocnn City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatsd: On the 1st north
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. Mallinson
Williams, acting as agent for the Chapleau Consolidated UolrT Mining Company
Limited, free miners' certificate No.
B37402, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining.
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, muet be commenced
nefore the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th dav of June, A.D. 1900
Hteplienlte Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in thc Slocan City Minirw Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Between the Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on the noith fork of Springer
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. F. DuBois,
free rainei's certificate No. B20801, 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 Orantof the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
D.ttedthis 18th day of July. A.D. 1000.
Arlington No. 1 Frurtlon Mineral Claim.
Situate in thu Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Between the Arlington No. 2 and Burlington No. 2
mineral claims, on the north lork of
Springer creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Fai-
well, acting at agent for J.Frank Collom,
free miner's certificate No. B14374, intend, sixty days from tho rlate hereof, to
apply to tho Mining Recorder for a certi
ficate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim. *
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate ol
Dated this 18th day of Julv, A.D. 11100.
per annum.
Large stock of new Coal
and WoodStoves,Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay will be in next
month. Call and see
We keep I'ure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail  Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B. C.
Mi Pacific Railway
Service for the year 1000
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. (J. P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver
Orders for all
- *
Kinds of Job Work
Commercial, Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway,
or any other description,
At Reasonable Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Do You
Want a Home ?
Then come to Slocan, for it it
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levolness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Tithing, Hunting,Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, School
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citisens are some
ofthe advantages enjoyed Wvj
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProven Mineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
. ,1
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be oonvinoed that this tale i*
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality*


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