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VOL. I., No. 21.
SLOCAN,   1$.   C,   AUGUST   24,   1M0.
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 Fall Suit. Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      Wc use oily Al.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
A. YORK & Co
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 the year when
thoughts tarn to Preserving and
Pickling. We have prepared for
this, and our stock of Sugars, Vinegars,
Spices, and other necessaries will bo
found Frcsh.Purc and moderate in Price.
W. T. Shatford & Co* General Merchants-
Slocan, Vernon, Fulrvicw, and Camp McKlnney, B. C.
SLOCAN,   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.
OETHINO & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Skill ana Personal Haiaptst 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.
.I. Frank Collom Secures Ooe ofthe Fluent
Proportion •■• Springer Creek-Ilond
for One Year lit Fifty-Five Thouiand
J. Frank Collom, on Monday, secured what is looked upon as one of
the most promising group of claims
on Springer creek, and one that is
destined to he a shipper of big importance. It was the Speculator
group, consisting of thc Speculator,
Mineral Mountain, Eda fraction, Empire and Westslde claims. The property adjoins tho Arlington, the first
three claims being on the lead running into that noted mine. The
Speculator itself is the original claim
on that part of Springer creek,having
been staked in August, 189-1.
Those interested in the deal are:
K. I. Kirkwnod, who owns the major
portion of thc group; T. Kilpatriek,
of Revelstoke; C. E. Smitheringale,
and A. Tanks. The bond is for one
year and is for the sum of $55,000,
making it the biggest deal ofthe season. The terms of the bond arc verv
fair to both parties, calling for five
per cent down—which payment has
been made—Hve per cent in six
months, and thc balance in a year.
A certain amount of money must also
be spent in active development each
month during the bond, commencing
September 1 The privilege is given
to lift the bond at anv time, bills of
sale of the claims being held in es-
crew in the Hank of Montreal, in
The Sjioculator group is a shaft
proposition, taking in tlie summit
pretty well up to the Ten Mile summit. Its surface showings are great,
and the ore is high grade, carrving
considerable native silver. Much
surface work h s been done on the
Speculator and tlie Mineral Mountain
claims, and recently a 40 foot tunnel
has been driven in on thc former,
disclosing valuable mineral, Its
proximity to the Arlington rond and
trails makes the working of the property at once convenient and economical and, in Mr. Col loin's hands, is
bound to come to the front. Mr,
Collom Is to be heartily congratulated
on his deal, and his well known administrative powers will rapidly pro
duce another shipper to help out the
camp. His purchase is conveniently
grouped, with an abundance of timber and water.
With the Speculator group gono,
there remains but thc Mabou and
Ohio group, witli the Gertie K fraction on thc summit, between the Arlington and the Enterprise, on Ten
Mile. This property is still in the
hands of tiie original owners,of whom
Mr. Kirkwood is the principal. He
it was, also, who staked and sold the
Enterprise. Active work is now being poshed on tlie Mabou, which also
bids fair to turn out a bonnnza, having both the Enterprise and Neepawa
veins exposed.
DooUred Off,
Contrary to general expectation
and belief, the deal for the purchase
of tho Neepawa gronp, on Ten Mile,
is off. An option for 30 days was
given by Messrs. Shannon and Mc
Gillivray to the Warner Miller ]>eo-
ple, the time being up on Monday.
Last Friday an Inspection of the property was ninde by Mr. Miller aid
party anil they were abundantly satisfied. Saturday the owners ciimc
down from Denver to sign the pnpers
on Monday morning. The deal called for the payments *■*■ ,1C ■■•■*tl*J '••
four equal sums, but tlie owners objected to signing a bill oi sale for a
quarter interest in tho property with
each payment made, so the negotia
turns fell through. The Neepawa is
looking in elegant shape at lhe present time.	
Struck a Now Lend.
P. McVicars, who is oporating the
Two Friends, \v;is in town on Tuesday and stated a new ledge had been
cut in the second lowest tunnel on the
property, which he believed was the
parent vein. It showed considerable
concentrating ore, but tho lowest
tunnel being run would undoubtedly
expose f hipping mineral. The lead
did not show in any of the top workings and its discovery was totally j
unexpected. Mr. McVicars will commence sending down ore for shipment
In another week.
('onm-ciinc; iioini i" i.ptniiii Crook.
R. F. Green, M.P.P., has written to
parties in town in response to a memorial sent him respecting a road to
connect with Lemon creek rond, and
says he has urged the government to i
have the work done tills sens m,    He '
trusts they will do something, though
he is afraid they will not spend much
money on tho desired improvement.
Mr. Green stated he would lay the
memorial before the chief com mis
sioner and urge upon him the necessity of immediate action. Mr. Green
will visit this town on his return from
tho legislature.
THIt l Oltl'Olt VTM1N TALK.
Och, aliure,an1 hnvo vex heard,me bhoy»,
Wlint fame abroad has flung
Tho word thnt ia in iv'rv mouth,
The ppacho on iv'ry tongue;
Av how our grate metropolis
Av Koot'iuiv's richest rock
Is all alive nn* joinin'
In n corporation talk?
There's hapel av great excitement
Iv'ry day widin the wake,
An' a dale nv spachefyin'
By who iver cares to spake;
For a few there aro agin it—
There's always some to balk-
But they're mostly nil in favor
Av thc corporation talk.
Thin Mulveytmvn an' Brandontown
Wid us will all unite;
We've always been united,
But wu'll thin be welded tight.
An' there'll bo some big improvement,
If we're rightly putting stock
In tbe way that rumor's workin',
In the corporation talk.
Shure, it iv'rytbingis worked the way
It ought to be by right
We'll have to have some watherworka
An' Borne electric light j
An', bedad I meeilf ia tbinkin'
Av improvements 'round the dock,
An' a little slrate car system—
Oi'm for corporation talk.
An', whin there's mayor and aldermen
To boss how thinge are run,
There must he more officials
To8ee the work ia d ne;
An', perhaps, n ahtout policeman,
To parade on iv'ry Mock-
All this may be the outcome
Av the corporation talk.
If ye're wantin' av some peelers,
Here's niesilf that iiiulcrshtands,
Aii'h dozen sous av Krin
Wid ehilleylehs in their hands;
For shure, we're always riddv
For to give an' take a knock,
An' we're honest, straight an' aliddy,
An', lor corporation talk.
It it's loike tho day is comin',
Whin the place will so advance,
Thin, there's lots av honest fellows
Will be glad to have a chance;
An' theriverind city fathers
To the council hall will llocl',
To wrangle, loike they're doiu'
In this corporation talk.
R. T. AxiiEitsox.
Lemon Creek, B.C.
l'Hlnfiil Accident.
Monday morning a painful and
serious accident befel J. Mallinson
Williams, manager of the Chapleau.
He was riding up Main street on his
new saddle horse and, when opposite
Smith's fruit store, the raddle slipped
and he fell off. His right foot caught
In the stirrup and the horse started
off, dragging Mr, Williams along the
ground. At thc drugstore corner the
cinch strap fortunately broke and re
leased him, but not before serious injury had been done. The leg was
badly fractured below the knee and
twisted at the joint, besides being
badly bruised. Mr. Williams was
hastily conveyed to thc hospital, and
his injuries attended to by Dr. Hcnt-
ley.   He is resting easily.
Mineral Art   Amendment**.
Saturday evening a public meeting
of prospectors was held in the Music
Hall, to discuss amendments to the
Mineral Act. This action was in response to a request from thc government to the local recorder asking
suggestions on that point. The
amendments proposed wcic: Toabol
ish the payment ol $1UU in lieu ot as
srssment work, advertising out do
litiqiient co owners In .">0 days, and
the allowing of trails and roads lo
count as assessment work on chiinis.
Frank Dick..I. A. Foley and A. E,
Teeter were appointed n committee
to draft a resolution to the government, embodying these suggestions.
S|n Iiiki'i- Creek   lloail.
The Springer creek road is in such
a Shape that teams  are enabled to:
travel up and down, the first load of'!
supplies reaching the Arlington niiiicj
on Tuesday.   This marks an import
ant step In the advancement of the
camp and is certain to have great re-:
suits.   Tho new section of the road
at this end is not quite finished, but'
is being rapidly constructed.    More!
attention will also be paid to the up-
pcr suction, built a month ago.   The
old road is  being used  out of town!
and, altogether, the entire routo is in
fair condition.
IllK Strike oil  the inn I'lli-iidr*.
Several  parties came down  from
the Two Friends on Saturday night
and stated thnt a big strike of clean
ore had been made on  that property I
during the week.  It consisted ul lour;
feet of solid galena and was made in
one of the old stopes. Ore is now
showing in nearly all the openings
A carload of mineral is piled on thu
Vl-r-Klt   SI.OCAN    MINKS.
The Emily Edith Is gradually increasing its force.
From the Ruth 1)0 tons of ore has
been exported in two weeks.
A large portion of the Slocan ore is
being sent to the Kaslo sampler.
Fifty ton3 of ore was sent out by
the Slocan Star during the week.
A compromise has been effected in
thc Noonday-Curley entanglement.
The Rockland group, near Silver-
ton, has been closed down for a short
Denver expects big tilings to follow
the completion of the Silver mountain
The Vancouver is running a long
crosscut to tap the vein at 500 feet
Work has commenced on a 300 foot
contract on the Eureka, owned by J.
C. Ryan.
The Bosun has a force of 45 men
employed, most of whom board in
Everything is in shape at the Galena Kurm for the re-opening of tlie
Small shipments were made Inst
week by the American Hoy and the
Trade Dollar
The Molly Gibson people have purchased the cable from the Lanark
tramway at Laurie.
The ore chute lately tapped on the
Mountain Con by W. W. Warner is
steadily improving.
The Noble Five concentrator is
making a short run to clean up the
dumps and ore bins.
An expert examination of the Moilie Hughes group, at Denver, was
made a few days ago.
The Payne has shipped 120 tons of
ore for tho month to date, 210 tons
being sent out last week.
A large tonnage is being exported
from the Whitewater, the figures for
the month being 318 tons.
The Peoria.in tiic McGuignn basin
hai been reorganized. A small
shipment of ore has just been sent
A 150-foot winze is being sunk on
the ledge on the Slocan Star, and is
exposing a big chute of high grade
ore. Fifty-live men arc working at
the mine.
TIiIh Hchhoii Id Far the llent on Record—A
Healthy Kvldnnce of the Life aitfi
Wealth of the Camp- Enterprise the
lilKKOit Shipper.
The end of small things in the way
of shipments from this division has
been reached and within a month tiro
weekly tonnage will be substantial.
The Springer road can now be used
for hauling and thc Arlington oris
will soon be traveling towards tht
railway, as will also oro from tho
Two Friends. During the week, 20
tons was sent out by thc Enterprise
mine, billed for Trail.
Following is a list ot thc shipments
this year to date:
Enterprise  20               WW
Arlington  1100
Black Prince  IMV
Kilo  2(1
Hampton     ... 3
Pelt tlie lllow Keenly.
Capt. Seaman and Purser Wright,
of the steamer Sloean, have n ceived
two communications from R, Everard
Hutchison, father of the young fellow
drowned ofl the vessel two weeks or
so ago. Mr. Hutchison feels the loss
of his son most keenly, but is very
grateful for the kindly words of sympathy sent by thc officers and crew.
Young Hutchison was born on July
0, 1860, and his father describes him
as affectionate, upright, industrious,
sober and loyal, nnd ns good a son ns
ever lived or died. The day the wire
wns received telling of his doath, his
father received a letter from him
stating how bright his prospects were.
Deceased was one of u family of 12
children, whose mother died eight
years ago. His grandfather, for
whom he wns named, was some years
ago in the House ofCominons.Ottawa,
as representative for Northumberland, New Brunswick; while on his
maternal side, tho young fellow was
connected with Qeorge II. Duggao,
of the Seawanhaka cup fame.
Struck b Guild Tiling.
The Tattersall Iwys have struck a
most encouraging proposition in the
big basin nt the head of Twelve Mile,
and  the work  now   being  done is
proving it Up in line shape.   A small
piece of float was first found on the
surface, then a boulder, l-oth carrying galena,  zinc nnd spar.   Three
feet ol wash wns stripped off and the
I ed go disclosed,    It   is five   feet in
width, with a six inch  scam of talc
on either side separating it from the j
porphyry walls.   Qnlena is showing!
throughout the ledge,increasing with
depth.  Two claims are in lhe group, j
called the  Myrtle and  Ivy.    It is a j
sinking proposition nnd thc boys have
put up a camp and commenced a
shalt to show up the lead.
The ladies of the W.C.T.U. will
hold an At Home, in the Music Hall,
on Aug. 80th, nt 8 o'clock. A short
programme will be given and re-
rrosnmenti served. A collection will
be taken up to defray the expenses.
British Columbia has done well nt
the Paris Exposition, having been
awarded a grand prize for her mine
ml exhibit.
Bar silver continues to hold to the
61 cent figure.
All the piers arc in place for tho
Chapleau tramway.
There is a growing demand for
good miners in the camp.
A number of mining men were in
this wock enquiring after property.
Almost every working property in
the camp is increasing its force of
Senator Ilansbrough, of South Dakota, came in this morning, looking
tor property.
Thc force employed at tlie Enterprise has once mora assumed respectable proportions.
Drifting on tho vein is in progress
in the No. 4 tunnel and the upper
crosscut on thc Enterprise.
The force at the Chapleau caniw
down the hill Saturday because of a
disagreement with the foreman.
The cribbing is being put in for the
Chapleau mill and every preparation
made for the speedy erection of tho
Some of the finest ore ever seen in
town is being shown from the Speculator. It is fairly plastered with native silver.
Advices from London state tho
market for B.C. properties is Improving. Several enquiries have been
made for properties in this vicinity.
Largo quantities of concentrates
will be passing through here shortly
from the St. Eugene, at Movie. They
go to a Chilian smelter, via Vancouver.
Thc force on the Mnliou has been
increased to three men, the intention
being to push the crosscut to the Enterprise lead and to also show up the
Neepawa lead,
J. D. Kendall, who reported on the
Enterprise when it wns sold, passed
through here this week from England to report on the Emily Edith, on
Four Mile creek.
The Chapleau management is asking tenders for hauling 800 tons ofJ
machinery from  Lemon siding %•
their millsite, a distance of 7A miles.
The bids nru tote opened on Monday.
The Nelson smelter was to blow in
this week, with a full stock of ore or
hand. Manager lied ley says the Arlington will ship its ore regularly to
his works, ns well ns a number of
other Slocan mines.
C. D. Kami came in on Monday
and went up to the U and I group, on
Ten Mile, with Joe Saultcr. He was
immensely pleased with tho property,
which hebelleves will turn out one
of thc big mines of the camp.
J, D. Kendall, the noted expert,
made a careful examination or the.
Enterprise again this week, peno-
trattng all the workings. He sam
pled the ore at the mine and dock
and took away several sacks of mineral for analysis.
A small sized excitoment broke out
during the past tow days at tho head
of Ten Mile and quite a number of
claims were staked In the D and I
basin. Several of the hoys from town
got in on the ground floor and are
showing fine samples of ore.
Dlreotors' Meeting;.
Thursday night a meeting of the
directors of the Slocan Lake Mining
Co., owning thc Howard Fraction
group of mines, was held at the Wilson House. After considerable deliberation, it was decided to make
arrangements to hnvo a working
lease taken on the property,or to sell
A. E. Teeter wns elected UcusuiQl
and managing .director. DIAMOND DRILLS
Government Operations as Suggested
by H. B. Neave.
A matter that the local board of
trade might very well take up is the
suggestion of H. E, Neave, mining
engineer, now of Peterboro, East
Kootenay, but formerly of Rossland.
Mr. Neave urges the government
operation of diamond drills in the
various mining districts of the province with the view of provmg, by
exhibiting the core obtained, that
pay ore exists at a depth of say
iooo feet and, in addition, obtaining
valuable .information concerning
local geological formations which in
many cases would prevent the waste
of money now paid out for mine development in its earlier stages were
the lower formations known accurately. In writing to a Rossland
friend Mr. Neave states that in the
Johannesburg gold fields it was for
a time almost impossible to interest
capital for development until deep
drilling assured the permanency of
the min".s, when millions of pounds
poured into the country.
As Mr. Neave spent some years
in South Africa his views are worthy
of more than passing notice. He
states that since his article appeared
he has been deluged with letters
from all over the province and that
the minister of mines has written
him asking for further details and
promising to favorably consider the
suggestion. Briefly Mr. Neave proposes to let the government purchase ten or more drills exactly sim-
ilar.to allow of interchange of parts
and able to bore to a depth of iooo
feet. Two other drills of larger
size to bore to 5000 feet, and say
five other small especially portable
drills, 10 be capable of mule or horse
transport and to bore to say 500
Any locality having a sufficient
revenue per annum in recording fees
|and miners' licenses to warrant the
expense should be entitled to a drill;
if the request was made to the minister of mines' department, for one
to be sent. Under special circumstances a mine, not ranking as the
leading property, should be entitled
to have one or more holes put down
at the cost of the mine owner, providing exceptional reasons were
urged and found satisfactory to the
provincial mineralogist.
The cores should be on view for
one year at the local recorder's
office and blanks inserted at such
portions where core core had been
removed for assay by the department. At the expiry of one year
the cores should be lodged in Victoria at the minister of mines' office
or other suitable place and diagrams
issued to the district recorder and
posted in a prominent place in lieu
Drills were used in the early days
of this camp but for a time were
abandoned. Now, as everyone
knows, they are being actively used
with good results in several of the
mines. It is stated that the Ontario government have two drills in
active operation in the Rainy River
district in that province and our
own government may be induced to
try the experiment along the lines
suggested. The local boaid of
trade might very well obtain the details of Mr. Neave's plan and submit
them to some of our Rossland engineers for further suggestion.
He Need* Rest Alter HI* Recent Terrible Experience*.
Washington, Aug. 22.—The war
department sent General Chaffee a
cablegram of four words today
which practically takes things out
of Minister Conger's hands and puts
General Chaffee in the position of
the utmost responsibility.
The message said: "Report
operations, situation, requirements."
There is no intention of depreciating Minister Conger; the government has the liveliest sense of gratitude for him, but it is not deemed
expedient to act on his dispatches
because, after his terrible experience, he is naturally biased, and
because he needs and deserves
rest.        __
Birmingham, Eng., Aug. 22.—
Ethel, daughter of Mr. Jos. Chamberlain, was manied today to Mr.
Whitmore Richards, a London
Eight Thousand of Them Gather at
To Oppose Liberal*
Montreal, Aug. 22.—A special
dispatch Irom Winnipeg says it has
.leaked out there that a few of Hon.
"Joseph Martin's "Populist" friends,
have created a little fund and are
making arrangements to oppose
the liberals in the next general
Corean   Rebel*
Yokohoma, Aug. 22.—An official
dispatch from Corea, says that a
thousand rebels have attacked Song
Ching, and burned the government
buildings locutedthere.
British   Columbia    Mineral    Exhibit
Win* at Pari* Exposition
Toronto, Aug. 22.---A special
London c?»ble the Toronto Evening
Telegram, announces that the prize
committee of the Paris exposition
have decided to award a grand
prize for the exhibit of mineral sent
in by the British Columbia department of mines.
High Taxation
Victoria, Aug. 22.—Corridors ot
parliament buildings are beginning
to swarm with mine-owners and
representatives objecting to the
doubling of the rates of taxation
upon the mineral outputs. Little
hope of any alleviation, however, is
in sight.
Twyflaar, Aug. 20.—Through
secret intelligence agents, the British authorities learn that Gen. Louis
Botha, the commander in chief of
the Boer forces, Gen. Lucas Meyer,
the commander ot the Orange Free
State forces and Gen. Schalkburger,
vice president of the Transvaal republic, with eight thousand Boers,
have assembled at Machadorp,
(generally understood to be the
headquarters of President Kruger,
on the Pretoria, Delagoa bay,) with
the whole Boer artillery, including
the heavy pieces formerly at Pretoria.
London, Aug. 22.—The following
is from Lord Roberts, dated August 21—Lieut. Col. Litwell recon-
noitering near Ventorsburg engaged the Boers. Two British were
wounded. Lieut. Spedding Davenport, Surties, Watson and a medical officer and twenty four men are
missing. Hamilton has crossed
Crocodile river.
Paget and Baden-Powell engaged
the commandoes protecting Dewet
August 20. Lieutenant Flowers
and one man were killed. Lieutenant Kirby and six men were wounded.
A Scriptural table
Boston, Mass., Aug. 22.—The
American board of commissioners
for foreign missions received a
cablegram today from Chefoo as
"Psalms 124, verse 7. Pekin and
Tung Chow missionaries, also Cha-
pin's, Smith's, Wickoff s saved."
[Verse 7, ofthe 124 psalm, tells
the following story: "Our soul is
escaped as a bird out of the snare
ofthe fowler; the snare is broken
and we are escaped."]
Cholera at Hombay
Washington, D. C, Aug. 22,—
United States Consul Fee, at Bombay, reports that cholera is raging
Following is a  summary of the
sales on the local exchange today
together with the quotations:
Roaaland dale*.
Sales today on the local exchange
were as follows: Evening Star,
2000, 2000, iooo, 5000, 8y2c; Tam-
arac, 500, 5c; Winnipeg,500, iooo,
8}^c, 1000, 8^c; Giant,2500, 2^c,
2000, 2^c; Rambler-Cariboo, iooo,
23c; London Consolidated, iooo,
1000, 1000, 30c; Waterloo, 2000,
ly&c    Total sales,   23,500 shares.
Athabasca  2H 24\i
BO. Gold Fields  A% 2
Big Three  8
Black Tall  15 10
Brandon A Golden Crown. 10 13
California  10 7
Canadian Gold Fields  H 7
Cariboo (CampMcKinney] l»5 H7
Centre Star f 1 65     SI 62U
Crow's Nest Pass Coal... .$40 00    %:\\ mi
DeerTrail No. 2  5
Dundee  15
Kvenitn; Star  I) «
Giant  2% 2%
Homestake (Afisesa. paid) 8 2
Iron Mask  86 25
Iron Colt  8
I.X. L  UA |0g
Jumbo  20 is
King (Oro Denoro)       7 414
Knob Hill  (12 64
Loue Pine Consul  11 «
Monte Christo  3% 2U
Montreal Gold Fields  *t>* 2y,
Morrison  2 1
Mountain I.ion  60 68
Noble Five  « 4\i
North 8tar(Fast Kootenay) !»7 00
Novelty  2 1
Okanogan (Assess, paid).. 2 1
Old Ironsides       ... SO 70
Payne „... 00 87
Peoria Mines  \% \
Princess Maud  4 2
Quilp  21
Kambler-Cuuboo  24 22
Republic  80 70
St. Elmo Consolidated  6
Sullivan  II 12J4
Tamarac [Kenneth|  0 414
Tom Thumb  21 18
VanAnda  3 1%
Virginia  3
War Ragle Consolidated. .$ 1 67    f 1 60
Waterloo  2K ly.
Whitellear  2 lQ
Winnipeg  n H>4
threatened by the Chinese troops on
the Imperial canal.
No Courier Service to Feltln.
New York, Aug. 22.—The cable
companies today announced that
the Chefoo-Taku cable was open for
international correspondence. The
The Commercial Cable company
subsequently sent out the following
"We are advised that the Chinese administration gave notice that
the courier service between Sian Fu
and Pekin is suspended, the couriers having been unable to pass.
Telegrams have, however, been
forwarded yy telegraph from Sian
Fu via Chefoo, and from the latter
place by best possible means."
TO SHUT OUT imviks
Treatlea Signed.
San Sebastian, Aug. 22.—The
treaties between Spain and the
United States regarding general
rights, public and private relations,
consular and maritime relations and
the extradition of criminals, have
been signed.
London, Aug -The allies were
fighting the Chinese outside
Tien Tsin, August 19, so Rear Admiral Bruce wires to the British admiralty from Taku, under date of
August 20, adding that the engagement was reported to have occured
six miles north of Tien Tsin.
As to the situation at Pekin, it
gives a partial list of the British
casualties during the siege of the
legations, including Captain Bernard Strouts, who died of wounds,
and regrets that owing to a heavy
road and forced march the naval
brigade was unable to participate
in the entry. He adds. "Way
they brought their guns by boat
and road trom Tien Tsin in an
achievement of which they may be
A dispatch from Tien Tsin, dated
August 20 says the dowager empress and the emperor and the ministers left Pekin with 3000 troops,
their destination, it is supposed, being Sian Fu.
ffloreTroop* Landing
Washington, Aug. 22.—Admiral
Remey cables:
"Chefoo, Aug. 21, Taku, 20.—
Dickens command is landing today.
Pekin, 16.—All except imperial city-
cleared of Chinese troops. American troops were first to enter imperial city and penetrated to the
gates of the palace. Capt. Keilly,
Fifth artillery, was killed on the
15th. On the 19th the Sixth cavalry and about 400 English and Japanese dispersed about 1000 Boxers
eight miles outside of Tien Tsin.
About 100 Chinese killed,five Americans wounded. Chaffee's losses,
six killed and 30 wounded in two
days' fighting.
(Signed)    "Rkmev."
The navy department understands
by the reference to the palace that
the American troops, after penetrating the imperial city, were, when
the dispatch was sent, attacking the
forbidden city. This is the inner
enclosure of the imperial city.
■ n the Tarter City.
London, Aug. 22.—Half the Tar
ter city was placed under the control of the Japanese and committees
of Japanese, American. British, Rus-
sion and French officers were appointed to maintain order. A detachment ot Japanese troops rescued
the foreign missionaries and Chinese
Christian converts, who had been
imprisoned in the palace. Two
hundred Chinese were killed or
The Herman Haltallou.
Berlin, Aug. 22.—A dispatch
from Taku dated August 19 says
the Advance of the German battalion was delayed by violent rains.
It had reached Pekin August 17.
Vang Tsun, it is   added,   was  still
A Terrible  Wreck.
Tazawell, Va.,Aug. 22.—A wreck
at Maxwell, on the Norfolk &
Western railroad, killed two men
ant) wounded seven. A light engine running at 40 miles an hour
collided with a freight drawn by two
engines going at 30 miles an   hour.
line Which Throve on Hrokeu Glass
aud Herded Chlckeua.
Cats are hard to kill, which is a
fact well known in history. A New
Denver man was once bothered
with a brigade of cats that made
his nightly life a hollow misery.
So he planned their death. Mixing
up several pounds of meat and
broken glass he put the mess in a
large pan and placed it where the
cats could easily reach it. In the
morning the pan was found licked
to a bright finish, and the next
evening they came back for more.
The light diet* agreed well with
them, none ol them having experienced the slightest pane. Cats
sometimes give signs of intellectual
This same gentleman who set out
the light repast for the' cats was in
Ihe habit of feeding his chickens at
different times during the day. He
would always have some pieces of
meat to throw to a cat that would
run up with the chickens. After a
time the cat would otten round up
the chicken and drive them up to
the house so that she could get in
on the hand-out.—New Denver
Thirty or Them Will Ferret Out Italian
New York, Aug. 22.—With the
assent of the American authorities
a special body of 30 secret police
agents, all picked men, will be sent
from Rome to operate in the centers
here where Italians abound. Their
headquarters will be in New York.
Fifty thousand dollars has been appropriated for this secret service.
Oregon Petroleum Field.
Astoria, Ore., Aug. 22.—Astoria
business men have secured control
of 6500 acres of land at Knappa,
near Astoria, and last night disclosed the fact that experts have declared it a very valuable coal and
petroleum field.
Safe for Five Years
Hamilton, Ont., Aug. 22.—
"Shang" Clark, a well k.^wn crook,
pleaded guilty yesterday to two
charges of burglary, and was sentenced to five years in penitentiary.
Clark is 65 years of age, and is a
Charged with Murder.
London, Ont., Aug. 22.—Gerald
Sifton and W. Herbert have been
formerly committed for trial for the
alleged murder ol Joseph Sifton,
father of the first named, in Arva,
near Lincoln, Ont.
(•rand Lodge Officers.
Montreal, Aug. 22.—Independent Order of Oddfellows, Baltimore
Unity, yesterday elected L. E.
Charbonnel, Cookshire.Que., grand
master and Alex. Grant, Montreal,
deputy (irand Master.
Ontario Hide Association.
Toronto, Aug. 22.—The annual
matches of the Ontario rifle association commenced here yester-
terday. There were 300 competitors peresent.
Cordua la Utility
Pretoria, Aug. 21.—The trial of
Lieutenant Cordus, formerly of the
Transvaal artillery, on the charge
of being concerned in the plot to
kidnap Gen. Lord Roberts, was
concluded today. The prisoner was
found guilty of all the counts. Sentence was deferred until the findings of the court should be con-
fitmed by Lord Roberts.
; Attempted Suicide
Toronto, Aug. 22.—Charles Kim-
tey attempted suicide last night, by
drinking wu.e in which matches had
been placed.  He is now recovering.
The Canadian Trade Review of
Montreal is advocating an excursion to British Columbia, under the
auspices of the several boards of
trade and mining boards of Montreal, Toronto and Quebec, and
urges that'such a trip would prove
mors attractive to the capitalists
and mercantile men of the eastern
provinces than any that has yet
been put before them.—Nelson
It will be welcome news to all
those who worked so hard last year
to make a creditable showing for
the mineral exhibit at Paris that the
exposition managers have announced their intention to grant a grand
prize to the provincial department
of mines. All Canadian visitors
unite in saying that the Canadian
exhibit generally was a credit to the
country. It is to be hoped that
some arrangement can be made
whereby the British Columbia mineral exhibit can be plactd on view
either in the Imperial Institute or at
the provincial office in London.
Now that the emperor has prohibited the departure of native laborers from Japan, there can be no
more imperial reasons why Canada
should not prohibit the landing of
the Japanese laborers in British
Columbia.—Toronto Telegram.
According to A. J. Barry, an English engineer who has been over
the Trans-Siberian railroad, that
boasted enterprise will take four
years and ^20,000,000 to put in
good condition for hauling large
numbers of troops. That is why
Russia does not wish China cut up
at present; she is not ready to insist on her share of the barbecue.
The White Horse Tribune, published by R. J. Burde, formerly of
the Vancouver Province, has made
its appearance at the new terminus
of the White Pass & Yukon railroad. It is a weekly, neatly printed,
well edited and promises to print
press dispatches.
Capt. Leary, the American despot of Guam, ordered the people to
get married, but made it a necessary
qualification that the husband
should be able to support the wife.
It is the fashion in some social circles in other countries to require
the wife to show ability to support
a husband,
"The people of this country
should not sit around on drygoods
boxes imported trom other countries
blowing about our undeveloped resources."—Toronto Star.
Tatlow-a   Immigration   Hill
Linea ol Natal Act.
A bill to regulate immigration
into British Columbia has beet,
introduced into the legislature by
Mr. Tatlow. Il is closely on the
lines of the Natal act, for it requires
intending immigrants to " write out
and sign in the character of some
language of Europe" an application
for admission to the province. The
form of this application sets forth
the name, place of abode for the
past 12 months, business or calling
place and year of birth of the appli.
cant. Certificates of admission are
to be issued by the provincial secre-
tary and his officers.
The penalty for entering the province contrary td this law is a fine of
$500 to be imposed by a police
magistrate or justice of the peace,
or 12 months imprisonmenl, the
latter to cease on the finding of two
sureties in $250 each to leave the
province within a month. Illegal
immigrants are disqualified from
holding land, obtaining license lo
carry on any trade, the rights of
tree miners, the franchise. Persons
or corporations wilfully assisting
immigrants to contravene the act
are subject to the same penalties as
the immigrants.-
Noted Sculptor Oend,
Copenhagen, Aug. 22.—Carl
Smith, the sculptor of Washington,
died here today.
H<>< ouirol Canadian Prodi.ce
Montreal, Aug. 22.—A syndicate
of English, and prominent Canadian
capitalists, has been formed with a
capital of $2,800,000 to _-arry on a
produce business, with a view to
control the whole of the Canadian
produce trade.
Committed For Trial
London, Aug. 22.—C. J. Joss, a
former clerk of Parr's bank who
was accused of stealing adout
$300,000from the bank in January
1899, has been committed for
Roer Method* In Australia.
Things are in a pretty tough state
in the West Australian gold fields,
A petition to the queen, which bears
28,000 signatures, and which, outstretched, would measure nearly a
mile in length, says the West Australian •farmers, who were the first
settlers, have been quite as cool as
were the Transvaalers in their welcome ol new-comers who flocked
into their country after the discovery there of rich deposits of gold.
So those farmers, Boer-like, enacted
a series of laws calculated to keep
the government of the country in
their own hands by making the acquirement of political rights extremely difficult, if not impossible,
to the gold-diggers. They seem
to carry on things there very much
as the Boers ran South Africa, and
people who have been to Australia
agree that those men there who
first built their dugouts in"the bush
are about as stolid, about as mean,
about as selfish and as unprogres-
sive as any race of white men that
lives anywhere in this old world.—
Salt Lake Tribune.
The British government proposes
to retain 45,000 troops in South
Africa until February i, 1900, including a large number of semi-attached soldiers. Cecil Rhodes offers colonial soldiers who wish to
settle in Rhodesia a retainer of £2j
per man and £12 poinds per horse
for occasional military service.
The story that Gen. Dewet had
captured 40(K> British soldiers caini"
from Lorenzo Marques, the Hoer
factory of fake victories, and is
therefore unworthy of credence.
Under the proposed consolidation
ofthe Bank of British Columbia
with the Canadian Bank of Com-
merce, three shares of the former
are to be exchanged for four shares
of the latter, or shares of the Bank
of British Columbia will be pur-
chased at £22, thc market price
having been ^,'17 to jQ\f> al lhe
time the contract was made.
Bound down by the red tape
which has been the cause of so
many disasters in South Africa, the
British war ofliee did nothing lo
mark its appreciation of the Novices of the Canadian soldiers who
did so much to retrieve those disasters. The opportunity came when
100 invalided Canadians passed
through London, but it was lost.
The mines tributary td Slocan
lake promise to make this a record
year for ore shipments. The total l('
August 11 was 2557 tons, while the
total for the whole of last year was
3078 tons,
The imperial government pays n
tribute to the healthiness of British
Columbia's climate by selecting this
province for the sile of a convalescent home for sick soldiers from
China. While we are not here for
our health, we pick up a good deal
of that commodity as we go  along. DEWET A DODGER
He Gaw Kitchener the Slip by Making
Night Marches
Pretoria, Aug. 16, — General
Dewet has managed to elude Gen-
e'iil Kitchener, in spite of the fact
that all of the British wagons have
double lines of picked animals. The
Hoers evaded the British at night,
over ground known to them, while
their pursuers were obliged to
[march in the daytime.
Trying the Conspirators.
Pretoria) Aug. 16,—The trial   by
.-(Miii-martial ol Lieutenant Cordua,
|of the   Slaats   artillery,    and     the
ioilier leaders   of   the   conspirators
concerned in   the   plot to kidnap
General Lord Roberts began today.
The prisoners pleaded guilty, but at
Ihe suggestion   of  the   court   withdrew their plea and the trial is   proceeding.
President ol sou* ->i'England
Windsor, Out., Aug. 17.—Fred
Cook, of Otiawa, was yesterday
elected supreme grand president of
the Sons ol England. The annual
meeting will be held in Winnipeg
next year.
Main li)   Ihi* (irrnt   Ileal
Port Hope, Ont., Aug. 17.—
Abraham Creamer, a carpenter, is
dead from the result of a fall from a
roof upon which he was working,
due to the excessive heat.
KiM. 1.1 11 IN  Till.: LAKE.
Past »l:iil on Lake Shore Koad Wrecked    No   l.ili* I.n»l
Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 17.—
Train No. 3, the fast mail between
New Vork and Chicago on the
Lake Shure railroad, was wrecked
al one o'clock this morning on the
Uyflg bridge over Sandusky bay, but
no one was killed or seriously injured.
Toledo, O., Aug. 17.—The en-
Igine and two baggage cars ofthe
wrecked fast mail passed over
safely. The smoker and one day
coach are completely submerged in
the lake. One coach is on end
down the bank. A sleeper, about
[hall tipped over, is down the bank
and the last sleeper off the track
[right on the trestle.
U ;s said tlie  cause of the wreck
jttas the spreading ol the rails.
Everybody got out of the coaches,
pul   several   got badly cut   up,  no
i'es lost.
The announcement made by   Mr.
IHosmer   that   |' new   contract   had
peen made lor the treatment of the
[War Eagle and   Centre Star ore at
jthe Trail snulter, and that Ihe shipments would be not less than  1,000
tons   a   dav,   gives    the    people   of
Rossland  some  conception  ol   the
good times in prospect lor them.    I
confirms the   forecaal   already   published in   the   RftCORO   that   during
I lie    approaching    autumn   the   ore
shipments of this camp would aggregate 2,000 tons a day and that the
numbei of men employed in thc
Rossland minea would be from 2,000
lo 2,500. The statement that a reduction in smelling rales had been
made, which would enable the mining companies to ship ore ol much
lower grade at a profit, is particularity encouraging, for such a redaction makes marketable a large
tonnage in other mines as well as
•hose directly Itf question.
'he general revival of mining
development in I his province depends on the feslimption of shipments from the -War Eagle and
Centre Star mines more than any
other cause. The investor in Eastern Canada has put his money in
I hose mines and pinned his faith lo
1 hem as the standards' by which
Rossland should be judged. Absurd
■<s il is, the great production of the
Le Roi has not influenced them, .is
'•*' Roi slock is not largely held in
Canada, When shipments were
Suspended, the hearts of these investors werejeast down as low as they
had been formerly lifted high. They
did not consider explanations. They
only saw that flattering hopes of
dividends had induced them to pay
a high price tor stock, and that
these dividends were suspended for
a long period, Men here on the
ground know that the delay in the
the delivery of necessary
machinery made the suspension of
shipments imperative. They know
that extensive development occupying a long time and costly machinery
equipment were essential to a steady,
continuous production, if the mine
is not to be gutted. They know
that this work has been in progress
for months past. But the Eastern
investor, irritated at lhe blasting of
his extravagant hopes, believes
nothing but the convincing argument of dividends in hard cash.
This conviction is about to come
to him. Some little time may elapse
after shipments are resumed before
it comes, but its coming is sure in
the near future. A revulsion of
feeling may th;n be fairly expected.
Good properties will not then be
idle for lack of capital to develope
them and Rossland will again become the centre of mining : ct'vity,
for which nature has intended it.
Many other conditions favor such
an outcome. The province is in
the hands of a government which is
conservative, yet progressive. The
relations of labor and capital have
been ad jus tee" on a sound basis, such
as ensures continued harmony, and
any effort to reopen controversies
which have been happily settled will
be frowned down, if good counsel
prevails. The people will reap the
reward of their confidence in the
country, sustained through weary
months of waiting, and British
Columbia will take rank in the
money markets of the world as one
of the world's greatest mineral
SLAIN    HY    Till.    HOXFHS.
*lt**.lon:ii-j'   Maunders" Children   Head
— Women Also .Murdered
Toronto Ont., Aug. 17.—Sad
news reached the China Island Mission here yesterday through a cable
announcing the death of three
children of Rev. A. R. Saunders, a
missionary who went to China from
Toronto some years ago. The
children died as the result of injuries received at the hands of Boxers,
while the children were on the way
faom Piangiae, in the province of
Shansi,  to Hankow.
The cable adds that Miss H. J.
Rice of Haydenville, Mass., Miss
M. E. Huston, of Mobile, Ala., and
Mrs. E, J. Cooper, of Scotland,
have also been murdered.
Toronto, Aug. 17.—The China
Inland mission today received a
cablegram from Shanghai, confirming th e report Jof the massacre of
eight missionaries in the province of
Shen Kiang. Three of the ladies
are from the United States, namely,
Mrs. Ware, Nebraska; Miss Manchester, New Vork; Miss J. luls-
rfiond, Minneapolis, The following
missionaries who went out from
England are also reported murdered: Mr. G, I". Ward, husband of
Mrs. Ward, in China since 1893J
Mr. and Mrs. |). B, Thompson,
since 1S81 ; Miss Sherwood since
1898 and Miss ThorgOOd since
A Farmer'* Mysterious Hcmh
Orangeville, Ont., Aug. 17.—
Glencross, in the township'-of Mono,
is agitated over the mysterious
death of John Robinson, a farmer
of that neighborhood, whose dead
body was found on Ihe road with
blood oozing Irom the nose and
forehead, the left cheek and back
of the head severely bruised, last
Friday evening. The coroner's
jury has returned an open verdict.
Thc authorities are investigating-
Murder is suspected.
Another Forty-Drill Machine for the
Nickel Plate.
A contract was made this morning between the Rossland Great
Western Mining company and the
Canadian Rand Drill company
for the purchase of a 40-drill
electrically driven air compressor.
The contraci makes strict stipulations for delivery withio five months.
A contract was also made with the
West Kootenay nower & Light
company to supply the electric
power necessary to operate the
machine. The contract for the
electric motor,which will have 800-
horse power, will probably be let
tomorrow. The compressor is to
be an exact duplicate of tbe one
just completed at the Black Bear,
but without the steam cylinder.
This machinery will be installed
on the Nickel Plate flat between Ihe
boiler house and the mine. It will
be connected with the other two
machines on the Black Bear ground
by pipe lines, so that any or all of
the three can supply power to any
of the B. A. C, mines.
When this machine is installed,
the nominal capacity of the B. A.
C. compressors will be 120 drills,
but theactual capacity will be nearer
150 d.ills, for in large mines all the
drills are not in operation at the
same time and the number which
can be operated is thus increased in
poJportion. The heaviest demand
for power is between 8:30 a. m.
and 8 p. m., for then all the drills
are usually at work. The shift
working from 1 1 p. m. to 7 a. m. is
occupied in blasting and air is only
needed then for ventilation, hoisting and pumping and from 7 to
8:30 a. m. the miners are engaged
in setting up the drills.
Killed on the Railroad
Windsor, Ont., Aug. 17. Thc
body ol George Murk, a resident of
Coomber, was found in B horribly
mangled condition on the Michigan
Central railway tracks near that
place yesterday. The victim is supposed to have been walking on the
track and to have been struck by a j
passenger tram. 1
A    "Alt I JMTK'S    HICHAM).
Wants   Nkorler  Hour*..  Lousier   I'm
ndnue* Kalft Humble Hie.
Victoria, B. C. Aug. 17.—The
corridors are indulging in amusement at the latest from Oliver, who
last night held out for shorter hours
and more pay for members.
This morning before the premier,
Mclnnes humbly apologized to Prentice for insulting remarks in the
chamber last evening, when he
spoke of the provincial secretary as
not being responsible for what he
Consideration of the public works
items of the estimates is being continued today.
On motion of Stables, an attempt
is being made to introduce the Lake
Bennett charter, turned down for
the general public welfare, as it was
heading for an American port.
With an excellent budget speech
from Turner yesterday, the debate
ended in four hours and the items
were taken up and are now going
The labor unions of Canada have
voted in favor of forming a labor
party, in federal affairs, Ralph
Smith is looked upon as the probable leader.
It has been biasing hoi in the
east lately. Wherefore lhe Toronto
Star says: "A good way to spend
an evening is to lie in a bath tub
and read Nansen's account ol his
arctic explorations," and the Hamilton Times says: "Hallo! Mr. Rud-
yard Kipling! Have \ou heard from
'Our Lady ofthe Snows' recently?"
As if there were not enough war-
clouds overhanging the world already, the Vancouver World takes
its little Ulescope and finds another
in Morocco. Why not look for rays
of sunlight through the clouds, instead ol finding more clouds?
The outbreak ol editorial abuse of
Great Britain in the European press
ceased with the supply ol Transvaal gold. It turns out that Dr.
I.eyds paid the newspapers from
£$ lo £*0 a week tor abusing
Great Britain.
The Kaslo Kootenaian says that
an English company is negotiating
for the erection of a smelter anil le-
Cinet y ut Kaslo.
Hetiimliis Americans nnd Canadians
From Furl* the Cause,
London, Aug. 18.—Socially, the
week has been very dull, and there
is little interest for the smart set in
the metropolis. The city is still
filled with Americans and Canadians,
tourists, who for the most part are
going and returning from the Paris
exhibition. Hotels ard the better
grade of boarding houses are doing
a thriving business and the reflex of
the Parisian travel is filling the
coffers of the publicans, even if the
merchant classes are less fortunate
in thriving by the way side.
Hrymi Will Orate Next Week
Lincoln, Neb,, Aug. 18.—Mr.
Bryan will devote the greatest part
ot next week lo speech-making in
Nebraska and Kansas.
■•: 1. A nhs    ill*, lit    is-    RBLIKVBD.
Kllclicnci   Came   lo   llic   Kc«cue   Ooli
lloiire Lonl II. h*. il)
London, Aug. 18.—Lord Roberts
reports that C. V. Hoare, who was
besieged at Elands River and has just
been relieved by Lord Kitchener,
lost twelvy men killed ard 50
wounded, including Lieut. Col.
KKI'Olllill KOF.lt VICTORY*,
Lorenzo Marques IMspatrh *av* Dewet
Took 1.000 Prisoner*.
New Vork, Aug. 18.—A dispatch
printed here this noon, under date
of Delagoa Bay, Aug. 18, says
Gen. Dewet has turned on the
British, defeating them, and capturing 4,000 men, according to Boer
reports here.
Ll Hun;: « liaiiy; Appeal* in Vniii,
London, Aug. 18.—A Vokohoma
message to the Mail says that Li
Hung Chang sent government
appeal to Marquis I to asking him to
use his good offices with the powers.
The marquis replied expressing
sympathy, but stating that
interference was impossible at present.
< iiiimti alive Leaders to Speak
Windsor, Ont., Aug. 18.—The
Conservatives ol Windsor will hold
a rally on September 15. Sir
Charles Ttipper, Hon G. E. Foster
and Premier Hugh John MacDjn-
ald will speak.
Humbert Wat. FxroiiiHiunicnted
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 18. — Father
Bouchet, who refused to celebrate
mass for the late King Humbert at
the request ofthe Italians ot Louisville, said last night that his refusal
was due to the fact that Humbert
had been excommunicated. Father
Bouchet does not believe the report
that the pope allowed mass to be
celebrated for the king.
How lo Cure Ti.bereulor.lr*..
Kingston, Ont., Aug. 18.—At a
meeting of Ihe Ontario health authorities here yesterday a paper was
read by Or. Cassidy, of Toronto, on
tuberculosis and its cure. Or. Osier, of Baltimore, Md., thought
that eating raw eggs and sleeping
in a room with  the   windows   open
would cure the disease.
Alfred Austin's pension of .£.'200
a year as "poet laureate" comes
under the heading of pensioning for
"total disability."--Seattle Times
An amateur athletic club has been
organized at Nelson. Mayor John
Houston, M. P. P., will be chairman of the committee on pugilism
and is expected to propose Rod
Tolmie for instructor in the noble
Race prejudice against the
negros is not confined to the South,
as New Vork has just proved.
A great load is taken oil' Sir Wilfred l.aurier's mind by his profound
Conviction that it will be impossible
even for Hon, |. Israel Tarte to
make inconvenient speeches while
he is crossing the Atlantic ocean.—
Toronto Telegram.
The Cariboo freighters have
formed a union and August Baker,
a non-union freighter, had a horse
shot. He blames the union men,
but they say his son shot the horse
by accident,
It Talks on the Financial Situation
Through  Depew.
London, Aug. 18.—Senator
Chauncey M. Depew sails on the
American line steamer New Vork
today. He has been in consultation
with British financiers who are substantially interested in the ability of
the United States to make loans to
Europe.    The senator said:
"The sudden development of our
industries and the immense accumulation of money growing out of the
fact that Europe is paying $600,-
000,000 annually for American products has not only brought the
bank rate and call loans up one and
two points respectively, but the
western banks are now buying in
the East because there is no demand for money. The fact that
half the British war loan -all of it, if
it has been offered—has already been
taken in the United States demonstrates these conditions, which have
already made New York one of the
financial centres of the world.
"If this continues, and I have no
doubt it will, New Vork will soon
be a dangerous rival of London in
financing the government enterprises of the world."
fikin is iti:i.n:\ 1:11
Allied  Force* Filter 1 he Clly-Kiupre**
aud   Fuperor  Fled
Tokio, Aug. 18.—Gen. Yamagu-
chi wires from Pekin under date of
Aug. in as follows:
"The allies arrived at Pekin early
yesterday, opening with artillery on
the eastern side of the wall, which
was obstinately held by the enemy.
The Japanese and the Russians
were on the south side. At nightfall, the Japanese blew up the two
eastern gates of the Tartar city
and entered.
"In the meantime, the Americans
and British had entered the Chinese
city by the Tung Pien gate. Detachments of each force were sent
towards the legations. The parties
met near the legations and opened
communication. All the ministers
nnd their staffs were found safe.
The losses to the allies have not
been ascertained. Four hundred
Chinese were killed."
A Comproinlae at Shanghai
Washington, August 16.—As the
result of an exchange of cablegrams
between the powers concerning affairs at Shanghai, an agreement
has been reached by which all the
admirals of the several powers represented at Shanghai wil act concurrently in a survey, or watching, of
Ihe Chinese Yang Tse fleet, instead
of having this duty performed entirely by the British admiral at
Shanghai. The Chinese Yang Tse
fleet consists of four cruisers and
several torpedo boats and destroyers.
Finn Was Obstinately Resisted.
Shanghai, Aug. 18.—The general
attack on Pekin began Aug. 15 in
the morning. The enemy obstinately
resisted. The same evening the
Japanese demolished theCham Lang
and Tong Chi gates and entered the
capital. The other armies entered
by the Tong Quien gate. Thev
sent detachments at once to the legations, where the ministers were
found sate.
Attacked lhe I'll)' Wedne»dii)
New Vork, Aug. lS. —"The allies
reached Pekin on Tuesday night
and attacked the city Wednesday
morning, the Chinese having opposed their communicating with the
ministers" says a Chefoo cable to
the Herald. "Tung Chow was
captured by   the   allies   on Monday
morning and they advanced within
eight   miles of Pekin.    The enemy
fled the   night   before.     The Japanese   look   the   arsenal and   seized
fifty thousand roku of rice."
All thf Hostlles Fled.
London, August iS.—The second
edition of the Daily Telegraph publishes a special dispatch from Shanghai, which says:
"The allies entered   Pekin   unop
posed, and met with a friendly reception Irom Prince Ching. All
hostile elements have already escaped from the city. The imperial
court left for Shen Si on August 11,
with the Manchurians. The Kansu
troops have Jgone southwest, with
the object of drawing off the allies
and pteventing them trom following
the court."
Admiral Bruce telegraphs to the
"Pekin captured August 15.. Le-
gat ions safe."
Hlew Open Tuns Chow's dales
Tung Chow, Aug. 12. — The
Japanese entered Tung Chow, blowing open the gates. When the
heaviest opposition was expected,
none was offered. The Chinese
are reported retreating to Pekin and
deserting wholesale. The allies are
camping today about the walled
city of Tung Chow after seven miles
Chinese government brought strong
pressure to bear on lhe ministers to
induce them lo leave the city and
thus save China the disgrace of the
capture of Pekin.
"General Chaffee sends word to
Tien Tsin that it is not safe to send
on supplies without strong   escort.
"The British are sending up another lyddite gun and 'he Russians
two more batteries. The Sixth cavalry have been reinforced by two
troops and the entire regiment has
gone to t he front.
<hliie«e Forces   In the Clly.
"I have just received news from
spies from Pekin that General Li
Ping Heng [and the Chinese imperial guard are inside the city with
thirty modern Krupp guns; that
General Jung Lu and 10,000 Man-
chu troops hold the forbidden city
and that 15,000 troops Irom Ho
Nan aie bivouaced outside the walls.
The total Chinese force at Pekin is
forty thousand."
KuNHlaii* Take Hai CheiiK
London, Aug. 18.—lhe following dispatch has been received at
lhe Russian war office in St.Petersburg from Lien. Alexieff: " Port
Arthur, Aug. 13.—-Gen. Fliescher
with a force of all arms captured
Hai Cheng Aug. 12, after three
days fighting. The Chinese loss
was 400 and four guns. Five hundred Chinese retreated with eight
British school children are to be
taught Canadian history and geography. The agent general whom
the Dunsmuir government sends to
London should see that their books
are kept up to date on new towns
in British Columbia. Annual editions
would be the thing.
The inland revenue department is
making a collection of baking
powders for lest in December, and
all dealers in those which contain
alum will be prosecuted. This is a
hint to gel rid of such powder till
the samples are collected. The
government should go ahead with*
I out posting' lhe dealers, if it really
i< ishes to catch Ihe guilty.
The tricks to which l.i Hung
Chang resorts in order to make
terms with the allies belore their
troops enter Pekin only Strengthen
the conviction that there is something in that city which lhe Chinese
do not wish   European  soldiers to
see. This makes the allies all the
more determined to see that something.
A. G. Hale, the London .Daily
News correspondent in South Africa
says that Gen. Rundle's soldiers
are almost starving on short rations.
He urges that somebody high up iu
authority be made an example.
Cecil Rhodes proposes lo clinch
the llriiish grip on ihe Transvaal
by colonizing it wit!! the surplus
population of the old country aud
this work naturally follows that of
the army.
If the report ol suicide be true,
President Kruger has lost his old
friend Steyn. But he can lake his
beer from a glass.—Seattle  Times.
As the British soldiers in China
sen their French allies make wry
laces at having to take orders from
a German general, they may chuckle
and say : "You will cartoon the
queen, will you ?" How these allies
love one another. THE DlUl.L, sl.iK'AN.b. C, A l iii ST.'I. CWD,
v   j
IS ri'lil.isnr.l) EVICKY Kill DAV AT
SLOGAN,      -      -       *•       -      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a line tor
the nrst insertion and 5 cents a line each
enbieqiient insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
as legal ad ve tising.
Locals will bo charged 10 cents a line
•for each insertion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription is $2 per year, et.'ict-
4y in advance; |2.50a year if not so paid.
Address all lettcri to—
Slocan, I}. C.
_FRIDAY, AUGUST'/4th, 1000.
Commendation only will be heard
•ofthe government bill in lavor of thc
volunteers fighting in South Africa,
■relieving them from keeping up their
assessment work on claims while absent Irom thc province. Thcro would
•have been no objection raised were
Premier Dunsmuir to have issued
-crown grants for their claims to tbe
gallant lads who are upholding thc
honor of thc old flag against the
Boers.      ____________
Premier Dunsmuir is determined
■upon equalizing the balance between
the revenue and expenditure of the
province. In addition to tho self-
imposed tax and royalty on coal,
which will realize upwards of $70,000
annually, he purposes Increasing the
tax on tho output of the metalliferous
•mines to two per cent. The premier
■believes in the maxim that what is
•sauce for the goose is sauce for the
gander.   _____________
There will bo no tampering with
the Eight Hour Law. despite the
alarmist stories to the conti ary. Upon
an interrogation in the house, last
week, Hon. Mr. McBride, minister of
.mines, announced that the government had no intention to interfere in
tho law; while Hon. Mr. Eberts, attorney general, said the government
•did not even intend lo enquire into it.
Thc Eight Hour Law agitation is
•dead, and rightly so.
A few changes have been made in
the Mineral Act by the legislature,
the tendency being to still further tax
and burden the chief industry of the
country. Hereafter owners of pack-
trains of six or more animals will
have to take out a $5 license every
six months, and for less than six animals ¥2.50; crown grant fees are
raised to $25. and a penalty of $25 is
to be imposed upon any man mining
without a license. The one important change, however, is a provision
for advertising out delinquent co-
owners. This is the only move of
late years cnlculated to materially
jbeneflt the prospector and, incidentally, the poor newspaper man.
.What this town wants and should
have is a bank. There is more business being done here, commercially
and in mining, than ever before, and
certainly more than in some towns
possessed of banks. Tho payrolls
and bills for supplies, apart from local demands, oi the mines tributary
to Slocan are in excess of $25,000 per
month, while the constant payment
on bonds and general mining deals
create a demand for an avenue of
monetary transactions locally rather
than at Nelson or New Denver. That
a bank would pny here is beyond
question, and the future will witness
an expansion of business rather than
a contraction. The citizens sliould
take this matter up and secure the
desired institution.
Iloodluuilmii Ituuipttnt.
With the inception of better times
in the camp has come on influx of
undesirable characters, an epidemic
of drunkenness, and a serious out
break of hoodlumism, which seems
to grow worse week by week. Liberty has been abused to thc borders of
license and, apparently, the authori
ties are powerless to put a stop to the
disorders. The language used on
the streets oven in the day time is
not fit for women and children to
'hear, while at night carousals and
debauchery run, riot. Especially has
this been so since last Saturday, each
succeeding night growing worse,culminating early yesterday morning
in a most disgraceful drunken orgy
and tight On Arthur street. The
whole neighborhood was awakened
by the shouts of the combatants, whose
language was of the foulest description. Prompt nnd severe measures
should be taken to stop this hoodlumism and a stern example made of Hie
offenders. Slocan is rapidly getting
•a pretty tough name on the outside,
and it behooves the citizens to root
ont the numerous stiffs, idlers, and
habitues Of questions Die resorts round
the town, and let the social sir bo*
fjoae once more respectable.
Rents show a decided tendency to
Things wero lively round the hotels this week.
Tho Arlington telephone system is
almost completed.
Tho demand for house's in town far
exceeds the supply.
Senator Miller left for Spokane on
Monday evening's train.
Macdonald Bros, will rebuild tho
Balmoral hotel nt Sandon.
W. Koch has completed his big
stables near tho roundhouse.
Officer Browning has been rounding up the hobos this week.
Mrs. E. J. Felt returned from her
visit to Tacoma on Monday.
An enormous crop of huckleberries
is going to waste on Ten Mile.
W. S. Johnson and wife aro spending a couple of weeks in Nelson.
J. G. McCallum's new houso is the
most imposing structure in town.
Dr. Gomm nnd wife, of Sandon,
visited in town during the week.
The Arlington has a large quantity
of logs on hand for their sawmill.
A pile-driving outfit arrived in this
week to repair thc railway wharf.
Sandon Miners' Union will erect a
substantial business block and hall.
Alex. Sproat is spoken of as the
new government agent at New Denver.
Mrs. Dan McLood and children left
Monday on a visit to Dan's parents
in Seattle.
The Conservative meet ing announced for last Friday evening failed to
Thc Silverton Waterworks Co.have
elected their officers, \\. Hunter being president.
It is likely thc Arlington telephone
will be extended over the summit to
the Euterprise.
The Great Northern has secured a
majority of the 3tock in the Kaslo &
Slocan railway.
A largo quantity of railroad supplies keep passing through here for
the Balfour road.
Sammy Sturch will open a bath
house in his building, now occupied
by Bennett & Co.
Born.—In Slocan, on Anerost 18,
Mrs. Gibbs, wife of tne C.P.R. line
repairer, of a son.
Mrs. W. Andrews and children left
Tuesday evening for a visit among
relatives in Oregon.
Representations have been made
to the authorities for a special patrolman to be stationed here.
Get John Craig's bread at D.Arnot's
nd Shatford ft Co.'s.    Best in thc
market and always fresh.
Pete Angrignon has canvassed Silverton with a view to putting in
electric light from Denver.
Thc new Sandon hotel, at Sandon,
opens up on Sept. 1, with Mrs. Funk
in charge of the dining room.
Hill's tug came down on Tuesday
morning from thc head of thc lake
with a barge load of lumber.
W. Andrews was a delegate from
Slocan to the Methodist district meeting at Nelson on Wednesday.
Capt. Fitzstubbs, warden of the
provincial gaol, Nelson, has been
superannuated at $75 per month.
Thc Condor Claims, Ltd.. has been
floated in England at £20,000, to work
the Condor group of claims, on Four
Clarence McCuaig and N. Binmore
left for the east on Tuesday, having
returned from the Smuggler gro.p
The Koch contract for repairing a
Eortion of the old Springer road hiss
een finished and  an  elegant job
made of it.
There is an increasing amount of
traffic over tho trail across the Ten
Mile summit. The trail sadly needs
Thomas Kilpatrick, of Revelstoke,
bridge superintendent on the main
line, wns a visitor here several days
during the week.
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply at The Driu*
Duck season opens on the 1st. By
thc reports of guns heard during the
past week, some sportsmen were not
inclined to wait that long.
Close to seven miles of the Lemon
creek wagon rond hnvo been com
pletcd.   II. Cameron is running his
wagon up to the construction camps.
K.  P.   Bremner,   Dominion labor
commissioner, passed through here
Tuesday for Nelson and   Rossland
He has a tangle to straighten out at
the latter spot.
Another disgraceful row nnd fight
occurred last night on Main street,
and still another early this morning.
Belfast isn't in it with Slocan during
these frolicsome days.
Tuesday evening's meeting on incorporation was postponed because of
the list of signatures not vet being
complete. The meeting will be held
next Tuesday evening in the Odd-
fellows' hall.
The old Springer wagon rond tins '
been put into fair shape and wagons I
arc running over it. Tho first four-
horse load passed up to the Arlington
lumber camp on Sunday, being the
first as well to penetrate that far.
Appended is n complete list of the various records registered nt the local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
Aug 13—Egansville, Lemon creek, J
Pinetop, Ten Mile, N W Tessler.
San Juan, same, J K Ward.
Gold Hill, 1st n f Lemon, H A Brnd-
14—Neutral, Lemon creek, P Angrignon.
Jubilee No 2, Twelve Mile, W dough.
15—Granite, Springer creek, M Gillis
Greenwood, Dayton creek, G Stoll.
It!—Iron Cow, Springer creek, AV F
17—1'addington, relE II, D Arnut.
18—Lady Bell, Ten Mile, G Aylwin.
13—Ontnrio No 6, Queon.
14—Tacoma, Buda Pest, McKinnon.
15-Winfrod Alberta.
10—Jersey Lily, Liberty,
17—Silver Bow, Slocan fr.
Aug 13—J A McKinnon to R J Hamilton .
Aug 13—Hampton, Ethel K, Plunger,
Rainbow and Camptlre, % each, J A
McKinnon to R J Hamilton.
Transvaal, J Kelsen to N W Tessler.
Sau Juan, J E Ward to same.
15—Ida %, I Robinson and E B Dun-
lop to A M Rogers.
The Muroutt Branch
ok the W.C.T.U., Slogan,
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.
Mns. W. J. Andhkwh, Mrs. T. B. II.iu,
President. Cor. Secretary.
ificate of
"Cliuplenu"    anil     "Chapleau  Coniol"
Fractional Mineral ClalniH.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located: On the 1st north
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE tbat I, J. Mallinson
Williams, acting as agent for tbe Chapleau Consolidated Gold Mining Company
Limited, free miners' certificate No.
B37402, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tbe 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, must lie commenced
he fore the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th day of June; A.D. litOO
Hi.-pliinlt.- Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in thc Slocan City Minim; Division of West Kootenay District
Where located :—Between tho Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on tbenoith fork of Springer
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. P. DuBois,
free miner's certificate No. B20801, intend, sixty davs from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
D.ited this 18th day of Julv. A.D. 1900.
Arlington No. 1 Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of tbe West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Between the Arlington No. 2 and Burlington No. 2
mineral claims, on the north fork of
Springer creek.
TAKE NOTICE tbat I, Arthur S. Fat-
well, acting as agentfor J.Frank Collom,
free miner's certificate No. H14374, intend, sixty days from tbe date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvement!*, for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
lieforc the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 18th day of Julv, A.D. 1900.
a a. So:
J. I. MCuKM,
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, a C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle nnd Puck Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
a c
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses lor
Hire nt Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       -       -     B. C.
H. J.
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'urc Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail  Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE & Co.
Canadian Pacific Hallway
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced on
June 10th. The "Imperial Limited" takes
you across the Continent in four days without change. It is a
solid vestibuled train,
luxuriously equipped
with every possible essential for the comfort
and convenience of
Passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
T.P.A., A.O.P. A.,
Nelson, Vancouver.
T. McNeish & Co.
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make a specialty of handling ortly the boat goods the mai-km
provides. Their Gents' Furnlahlngs, Clothing, Roots & aC;
are new and moderate In price. Their atore is alwuys nn^
for the freshness and quality qf the Or«MVlw and Prbviaioi-
Special attention given to mine orders. •*■
 Slocan, B. c
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
Ve lave Jus! Opened a Large Stock of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street,
Slocan,   B. c
People !
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
*■ ** ■•.
Commercial, Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway*
ot any other description.
At Reasonable Rates,
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
Do You
Want a Home 1
Then come to Slocan, for it is
one of the fairest spots on this
earth of ours. Levelness,
Room, Scenery, Health, Fishing, Hunting, Roads, Railway
Steamboats, Churches, School
Hospital, Public Halls and
Enterprising Citizens are some
of the advantages enjoyed by
this Town, backed up by Unsurpassed andProven Mineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be -convinced that thii tale i*
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.


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