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VOL. I., No. 24.
SLOCAN,   13.   C,   SEPTEMBER   14,   1900.
$2.00 PEE ANNUM.
T. D. Woodcock & Co.,
Oiant Powder,    Gutta Percha Fuse,   Jessops' Steel,
Stoves and Tinware,    Gasoline and Coal Oil,
Miners' Supplies.
Just received 180 Cases of Giant Powder
and a large quantity of Bennett's Fuse.
B. C,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
If You Want
a Trunk or Valise,
see our Stock. All Siz&3 6c Prices
W. T. Shatford 6c Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fnirvicw, and Camp McKinnev, 11. C.
"Victoria Motel,
SLOCAN,  B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Guests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
Public.     It  is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Skill nil Personal Iuigmmt 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.
comihnki> tuansactioxs aughe-
UATK #.-.7,(>(ii>.
Warner Miller People Secure tbe Veep**'
wa- Beattie Money Takei ii»i<i of the
Tamarac-,1.   M.   M.   Ilenecluni   lSityn
tin* Hoodoo.
Throe more mining deal? in this
division have been successful lv consummated daring the week, all of
which arc calculated to have au important bearing on the well-being of
the town and camp. The long-pending negotiations in connection with
the Neepawa group, Ten Mile, have
been concluded and the property has
passed into the hands of the Warner
Miller syndicate. Percy Dickinson,
local manager of the company, went
up to New Denver on Saturday and
had the papers signed by the owners,
A, D. McGllllvray and E. .Shannon.
The bond covers a period of 18
months and is for $30,003. Of this
amount $7,500 is to be paid on February 18 next, $7,500 on August 18,
and the balance on February 18,1902.
Of thc Neepawa but little need be
said, as it is one ot the best known
properties in the camp, and Mr.Dickinson and his associates arc to be
congratulated on securing the <jroup
on such reasonable terms. Work is
to be commenced on the property on
Monday, under contract, instructions
having been received to proceed with
the development as quickly as possible. A long tunnel will be driven in
just above the wagon road, so as to
get depth on the showing exposed in
the shaft.   Ten Mile  will be greatly
benefited by the deal.
Tiiiiianie Bonttecl.
Another deal of direct benefit to
the town is being signed up today,
whereby the Tamarac group, situated on the north side of Springer and
i bout f.ur miles away, is bonded to I
The group
Is comprised ol th« Tamarac, Tama-  Arlington Mines, offices	
rac fraction and   Falls  View claims, \ do. oro chutes,
owned  by 'George  Henderson. Noli . Con Mnrjihy,dwt»llin({	
Gotliing  and   Con   Fielding.    The  O. MuViiniiell,   do	
property was disposed of  on a work- i •'■ ■'"'.• Tatteisall, do    	
Thc boat itself will rent at $6 per
day, witli a minimum charge of $20.
It will be towed to anv point that
can be reached from Nolson at the
regular towage rate of r>0 cents per
mile, with a minimum towage charge
of $6, All that those who rent the
boat hare to do is to stock it with
eatables and drinkables. Nothing
else is required by them unless they
desire a servant and this the C P.R.
officials will undertake to secure for
Mat of New Hulldlngl Erected io Sloean
Thin Summer.
A great change for the better has
taken place in tlie feeling ol thc citizens this year and much care and
money has been expended in local
improvements. Gardens have been
fixed up, fences built, and many alterations and repairs made. In addition manv new houses and other
buildings have been erected and
others ar in contemplation. This
change is the result, ot the revival in
mining operations in the camp, and
the hopes of the past are blossoming
out into the certainties of the present
and lu'.ure. There has been an Improvement in Slocan in every way,
the most encouraging being thi' interest the citizens are taking in their
homes and the town generally.
Following are the new buildings
erected this summer and their estimated cost:
W II Brandon, four dwellings.. $2500
.1. Cf. McCallum, dwelling       lUtlt)
| lve audience.   It was the first, effort
of the, kind to be given by the Union
and the success achieved was gratifying,   President J. Baker presided
at the concert, while Secretary W. J.
i Adcock was musical director.   The
i programme was not long but good,
i those taking part being Mrs. McKeo,
Mrs. Geo. Henderson, S, B. Clement,
I Rev. Mr.   Roberts,  R. T. Anderson,
! Ceo. Moir, W. E. Worden and C.   E.
j Smithei'lngale,  together  with   the
j Adcock orchestra; Mrs. Adcock being
the accompanist.   One excellent In*
! novation in connection with the con-
j cert was that it commenced strictly
\ on time—a virtue to be commended
here.    After the. concert a dance was
held till midnight.
Miss Fletcher, do.
Win. Harris, do.
Mrs.-Blench, no.
T in Blench, do.
W. 0. K. Koch, stables ...
do.       blacksmith chop
J, G. McCftllnm, warehouse
T. McNeish & Co.,   do.
1 O.O I".,  hall	
General repairs	
Total     19250
a   syndicate   of   Seattle    capitalists:    The new  buildings to be erected
headed by .1. V. Hol.'.en.    The group | this fall are:
ing bond for one vear and is for $lT)
000. the tirst payment on which is to
be made in UC days. The property
has been before the public considerably and last year shipped a carload
of ore that netted 8110 I over all ex
penses. Early this summer the group
was under bond to Geo. Ay lard, of
New Denver, who did a lot of work
and then withdrew. The present
bonders are well satisfied with the
showings, Mr. Holden having got
assavs from 156 to $217 In all values.
He will begin development at once,
employing six or eigh. men, which
force will be increased later on.
ti,-. I, Bale on Hoodoo.
Spokane Exposition.
AV A. Coplen,Slocan commissioner
at the Spokane exposition, arrived in
on .Monday to hustle up exhibits for
his section of thc big fair, lie has
met with success all over the upper
Slocan, where he has secured the
biggest collection of mini nils vet
sent out for exhibition. In this camp
he has succeeded in getting many
tine specimens to add to the collection
already on hand, making a first-class
display.   The ores from this division
A cash sale was put through on j will be kept separate from the other
Friday by .1. M. M. Bcnedum for tin
Hoodoo claim, situated near tin; Howard Fraction group, on Hold Hill,
Lemon creek There were a number
of small interests in the property held
here in town, lor which the owners
received $2,000 cash. Two veins are
exposed on the ground, from which
good values in  gold  have been ob-
portlon of the Slocan exhibit, and
Mr. Coplen feels certain ot capturing
the grand prize offered by the management of the exposition. lie states
Spokane capital is eager for any
news from the Slocan, as all other
c.iinps have been boomed to a finale.
The sterling worth of this camp is
attrao ing great  attention and meri-
tained.   It is Mr. Benedmn's inten* | torious mining propositions meet with |
a ready and liberal support on the
other side of the line. The feeling
then' is that the Sloean is on the
threshold of a mighty and lasting
tiona bo develope the Hoodoo.
Tho now C.P.R. houso boatwhlch
is now complotod and ready tor occupation has been visited by a large
number of Nelson people.all of whom
declare it lo be an ideal outing home.
[Written for and given nt the Miners'
concert in Slocan, Sept. 11th.]
Men of the pick and shovel,
And that handle the sledjre nnd drill,
That search in Nature's storehouse
Under each shadowy hill;
That hrinu up the treasures hidden
To the lirst, sweet ray of light—
I Brothers, 1 toast unbidden.
Hut here ia your healths tonight—
Here's to our mountain heroes,
That toil ny tbe candle's gleam,
Where never the inky darkness
Is softened by straggling beam;
Away from the light of Nature,
Yet nearer to Nature, when
They are forcing the musty secrets
To yield to the might ot men.
Down in each rocky fastness,
In-under the mountain's girth-
Where the clouds come 'round  like a
To cover thegrim old Earth-
In tiy the walls of g'anito
That stand out stem and gray,
The men go down to their labors
And the ore comes up to the duy—
So, here's to our mountain workers,
That loosen old Nature's hold
On what she would fain have hidden,
The treasure of wealth untold;
For the tale of lhe gold and silvor
Is reckoned and proved Again,
When   they   fetch ■ it down to  our
To he east for the use of men.
And, yet again to the miners,
Those men with a dogged will,
For the men that shoulder the turkey
Are the men that handle the drill;
Thev traverse the trackless forest
And they clamber the barren slope,
Where scarcely a goat would venture:
Thev tackle it all in hope-
So, here's to the mountain climbers,
The men that can pt-rsevoie,
With a patience born of trial
And a heart not brooking fear;
When they search in clefts unnoticed
Ity aught, save the eagle's ken,
For signs of the precious metals
Required for the use of men.
They go aback in tbe mountains,
Where the misty peaks ree'de,
To search about in the snowline
And follow the richest lead;
And thev broil in the heat of summer
And freeze in the winter wold,
And put their stakes on the prospects
And live in the quest for gold—
So, once again tn the miners,
Those men with a stubborn pluck,
Who risk their all in a venture
And trust their fortunes to luck;
For  tho men   who have made our
And  the men  who will   keep it
Are the men who  shoulder  the turkey
And the men that bundle the drill.
U. T. A\ni:itsoN.
Lease "" Hie ltemiiKiiiier.
R c. Campbell-Johnston inspected
the Bondholder group, of which he is
Tho boat Is completely furnished In I tno prinofpal owner, on Friday.   On
every respect.    V^n^n^^.Tsin" Saturday Al. Tecterand Paul linnck
with their tour  double and KiUI sin
gle berths arc equipped with every
secured a lease on the property and
I will ship tis much ore as possible be- j
thing one would ihsire in a bedroom
at home. In the dining room is all
that a dining room requires, silver
ware, glassware, etc., and   the room
itself is sufficiently large to accommodate any party that could travel
on the boat. The ki. hen is complete,
too, and, in fact, there is nothing
lacking anywhere,   All of the rooms
arc carpeted and the hallway is laid lease, as the ore is high grade.
with oilcloth. Upstairs you arc in
the open air, with an awning to
shield vou from the sun and a hammock if vou would lay down and read
and rest.' No more delightful place
to spend a week or two could be
Imagined, provided, of course, the
boat be anchored  in some one of tlu
Fore being shut out by the heavy
snows of winter. The oic is to be
stoped from the fine showing on the
Graphic Monday the men went up
to commence operations, taking up a
bi'.- lol of supplies and tools. Thev
will employ a half a dozen men, undj
thev will   make  money out of their
Repairing Trails.
,1   D. Moore, of Kaslo, road inspector, was here on Monday, arranging
lor   repairs   in   this   division.     Ike!
L-oughcod was given charge  of a I
thousand beauty  spots of Kootenay ' gang of men to fi\ up the trail on Tei
lake. Nowhere, perhaps, in all the
Dominion of* Canada is there a body
ol water Offering to the man ofthe
reel and fly or he ofthe gun such in
ducements as are offered anywhere
on Kootenay lake, and nowhere are
there more delightfully secluded
places than can be found here. And
It is to give visitors the opportunity
to see all this, under nest pleasant
conditions, that tho 0.P.K* has caused
to be built this house boat It is to
rented to parties and at a figure
which makes it within  the reach  of
.Mile, trom the end of the Enterprise
road to tho Bmugglet' group. Tom
Armstrong is superintending another
gang putting into shape the trail up I
the main Lemon creek. These repairs will loot up close to $1,000.
Ulnars' Oonoort.
The concert and dance given by
the Miners' Union on Tuesday night
was a pronounced  success  iu  every
particular,   the,  Music   Hall  being
| everyone who can afford an outing. I crowded to thc. doors by an apprceiat
Lemon Creek, It C.
minim;   RECORDS,
Appended is a complete list of the various records registered at the local registry ollice, 11. P. Christie being mining
Sept l   Atlantic, Alpine mountain, C
11 A be re rotable.
Pacific, same, Tony Cong.
War Eagle, Lemon creek   D llanlon.
BltlO Hell, same, I Lougheed.
Tvce, Springer creek, I X Dalbv.
Panorama, 7th s f Lemon, J A Foley.
6— Boomerang, Ten Mile, Ward McDonald.
Muriel, hall mile from town, .1 Shape.
lola, Ten Mile summit, F A Wells.
Spot, Springer creek, i! 1) Kennedy.
0—Isabella, divide Eight and Ten Mile
creeks, ,l F McDonald,
Standard, Ten Mile, J ll Weroley.
Iron Cap, Springer creek, J 1' Driscoll,
,1 McKinnon and M A Gillis,
Red Hock. Lemon creek, J T Tipping.
(iold Dollar, same, same.
Florence, same, .1 1' Altclllson.
7—Mogul,2nd n i Lemon, J Purviance
8—Buffalo, Ten Mile, P Sheran.
St I'aul. same, 11 MeF.aeherti.
St Louis, same, C H Locusoii.
Lust friend, Lemon creek  D llanlon.
Sept 4—Montezuma, Daisy, Black
Hawk, Climbing Rose Ir.
li—Slug Ten, Colorado.
7- ftlack Diamond, Boulder,Crusader,
8—Graphic fr for three years, Balsam
for three  years. Graphic for two years,
Sept 4—Carndufl .'••.•., J A Anderson to
D C Robertson.
(i—Louisville, .1 F Skinner to J Baty.
7—Hal-am. W   A   Mucdoiiald to A M
This Hi'Iihuii Im Fur lhe Kent on He<*or<l —A
Healthy Evidence of (lie Life anil
Wealth of the C'niup- Enterpriae the
ri>KKe»t Shipper.
An old-timer figures in thc shipping list this week, the Two Friends
having sent, out twenty tons yesterday to the Nelson smelter. No other
property made a shipment. Thc Enterprise is breaking down ore, but
the teams have been taken off the
creek for a few days, owing to tho
pressure of business here. Shipments
from the Arlington may be expected,
now, so the list will swell rapidly.
Ore from the Bondholder will bo
coming into town early next month,
the lessees expecting to get out a
couple of carloads before being shut
out by ihe snow. Thc Neepawa, on
Ten Mile, will probably figure in thc
list again during tho winter.
The shipment from the Two Friends
must come somewhat as a surprise to
many coast people, who got pretty
well acquainted with tho property
during the stock craze some years
ago. At no time in its history has
the property looked better than at
the present time. The Two Friends
is in the centre of a group of proper-
tics that are destined to.niake a great
shipping record. There is no reason
to doubt that the estimate for tho
year of a probable shipment from
this division of ,j,0U0ton6 of ore,given
in this column some months ago, will
be fully realized.
Following is a list ot thc shipments
this j ear to date:
Enterprise  920
Arlington  300
Black Prince  60
Kilo  20
Hampton  It
Neepawu  7
Two Friends    20 20
20 '1S»0
Crown aran: ices have been raised
to $25.
The list of mineral locations continues large.
A now ore enr was sent up to the
Speculator on Saturday.
Bar sil-ver kept over the ill cent
figure during the week.
There yet remains a number of
deals in course of negotiation.
Twomoreclaims ofthe Erin group,
near the Republic, are to bo .crown
J. M. M. Benedum went out yesterday with an outfit and supplies to
develop the Hoodoo.
11. C. Campbell-Johnston will apply for ti crown grant on several
more claims ofthe Bondholder group.
Active development is being pushed on the Two Friends, and the various workings are getting  into first
clilSS Sll!l]K\
George SoRelle and I). O. Lewis
h ive an encouraging prospect in the
Concomara, near the Two Friends.
They are figuring on a crown grant.
Ward McDonald is meeting with
great success in his development ou
the Transvaal group, Ten Mile. He
has a tine showing of ore in the
T. Benton and  J. Jones have just
finished assessment work on the Lady
Franklin, owned partly by Mark
Manley, at the head of Lemon creek.
They uncovered a healthy lead,with
a paystrcak of a loot of solid galena.
M. Mcllan has returned from doing
assessment on the Copper Deep,situated near the head ot the lake and just
above Trout creek. It is a copper
proposition, giving a surface, assay
of CJ per cent,besides gold and silver.
At a depth of nine feet the paystrcak
widened to 11 inches of ore, the values of which have also greatlv improved.
Development of tin, *•.*,,• muini-.
Development on the Speculator is
being pushed with vim and great
energy, between .10 and IU men being at i resent employed. Considerable surface work is being done, in
prospecting and tracing the main
lead. Two or three other other veins
have been uncovered and each shows
ore. On the main vein a paystrcak
of IS inches of line ore is exposed,
with more or less mineral through
the entire width of the breast. Thc
indications tire favorable to the Speculator turning out a world-beater, as
a number of mineral-bearing veins
appear to be centring in thc property.
Mr Collom is personally overseeing
the development and he is we}!
pleuscd with the outlook
I   |
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I 1
Politics and War Are of Absorbing
Special Cable Letter.
London, Sep. 8.—Among the
questions which have stood out
most prominently the past week are
the South African question and the
general election. By help of the
desire for peace dominating all
nations, Great Britain has been enabled to achieve, without hinder-
ance, the formal annexation of the
South African Republics. Lord
Roberts' "proclamation," however,
has not  advanced matters much.
In spite of lhe disconcerting persistence of the burghers, the British
government apparently has determined to carry out its scheme for
an early appeal to the country.
Everything seems to be shaping for
an October election and the return
to England of Salisbury during the
coming week will probably be
speedily followed by a definite pronouncement of the date ot the dissolution as well as British views
of far eastern matters.
Among the interesting features of
the election news is tne movement
on the part ofthe Liberal Unionists
to return to the Liberal fold and to
be again what Sir Vernon Har-
court described himself to be in his
case re September 4, "a Liberal
without any adjectives."
Mr. Anthony Hope. (Hawkins)
the novelist, is again a candidate
for a seat in parliament. He has
been adopted as the Liberal champion for Folkirk.
•'I never knew so many improvident Americans in London" said
United States vice consul Westa-
cote to a representative of the Associated Press. "Of course there
are no means of our hands to
finance stranded travellers, and if
there were, they would long since
Have been expended.
county yesterday. Among the
speakers were Hons. Messrs. Fielding, Patterson, Blair and D. C.
Fraser. Fielding told a story of
the surpluses; Patterson defended
the government's tariff policy, claiming that it was tariff for revenue
only; Blair defended his manage-
of Intercolonial railway.
Decreane In Rceelnts
Toronto, Sep. 8.—The Toronto
exhibition closed last night. The
total receipts show a decrease compared with last year of $3,000.
Tod  Sloan  make*   His:   Ulnuliiu*   at
Paris, Sept. 8.—At the Maison
Lafitte yesterday, "Cash," Sloan
up, the Due de Gramont's Barne-
belt won the Prix de Chamant, a
thousand francs, over a course of
3100 metres. The American jocky
also won the Prix de Maule, 4000
francs, over a course of 890 metres,
on the Due de Gramont's   Frascier.
Crossed the Line a Mile and a Half
A British Columbia Soldier
Toronto, Sept. 8. — Private
Greaves, of the Fifth regiment C.
A., British Columbia, is among the
list of invalided Canadian's, who
will sail from Liverpool next Thursday for Quebec.
MB     HOSTO! K'S    .tSMIUVllKVr.
Tbe Assets will Pay 100  Cent* oil the
Concerning Mr. Bostock's assignment, a coast paper says the
Province Publishing company is net
included in the Bostock estate, but
the B. C. Printing & Lithographing
Co. is included in the assets.
The assignment caused much surprise among those who heard the
news. It was due to numerous
large unprofitable investments in
the province, although the estate
comprises among its assets many
valuable investments and would pay
over 100 cents on the dollar.
Mr. Bostock, however, realizing
that necessary large sums were not
available readily to satisfy immediate demands, thought the safest
and best way to satisfy creditors
was to assign and thus insure full
returns for those who had claims
against him.
A HI**,   Fire.
New York, Sept. 8.—The five-
story brick building occupied by the
Thomas C. Clark paper box factory
was totally destroyed by fire early
this morning. The loss is about
$100,000. Two men were burned
to death.
Cleveland  lifeline*..
Washington, Sep. 8.—Expresi-
dent Cleveland has declined the
president's appointment as a member of the international board of
arbitration under the Hague treaty.
Kxpresident Harrison has accepted
the appointment.
Shot II) Thieve*..
Lacrosse, Wis., Sept. 8. — Pa-
trollman Perry Gates was shot dead
by three thieves last night as he
was attempting to arrest them for
holding up a man on Lacrosse
lill'IM'i*   tiii>:   POLICY,
Liberals meet  In   Nova  Neotla—LoKnii
Amherst, N. S., Sept. 8. —H. J.
Logan, M. P., was renominated
by   the   Liberals   for   Cumberland
410' the Coast ol" Loulsaua, Naur Lives
New Orleans, La., Sept. 8.—All
the southern coast of Louisana has
been storm swept. The sea water
has been backed up to the Mississippi river levees on the east bank.
Dr. C. H. Buford and Superintendent Richard Quinn, the government
officers at Fort St. Phillip, went
down the river in a canoe on Thursday evening and last night the boat
Was found bottom up.
There is a quarrel of long standing among philosophers as to the
relative value of the useful and the
beautiful, or, as the phrase of the
schoolmen goes, the aesthetic and
the utilitarian. Philosophers, however, frequently quarrel above the
clouds, and their scholastic debates
have little interest for men on the
oidinary level of human life—life
with its dinner, breakfast and supper, its pay roll and poll tax, its
rent day and board bill, its wash
tub and cook stove.
In this debate, however, they are
not so far away from the sea-level
of humauity with its complex and
throbbing thought. In the inmost
heart of every housewife as she
sweeps and dusts her little hallway,
of every home-builder as he plans
his lawn and basement, of every
growing lad as he brushes his shoes
or ties his cravat, there is the conflict between the useful and the
No one denies that the beautiful
is to be desired; but there are those
who contend mat it must be sacrificed for more practical ends. This
is frequently a mistaken Idea, and
now that many of the buildings and
grounds in this city are in their formative state, it may be well for
owners to consider the matter of
beauty. A kitchen need not be
hideous and untidy simply because
it contains a cook-stove or a range.
A sink need not be unsightly simply
because foul matter is deposited
through it. A woman need not be
a slattern because her income is
meagre. A man need not be a
sloven merely because he cannot
wear diamonds.
The fact is that the beautifying of
a city, besides   contributing   to   the
artistic pleasure of life, adds to  it
from a practical standpoint. Of
what use are pictures in a room,
asks the cynic. The best answer is
to take them away and let him realize the nakedness and bareness of
the walls. A decent lawn? A vine-
clad porch? A well-kept show window? Try the value ot these on
husband, guest or purchaser and be
Hamilton, Ont. Sept. 7.— Ex-Alderman McLugan, one of Hamiton's
respected citizens, is dead, aged
77 years.
(Hy Associated  Press.)
Rochester, N, V., Sept. 8.—
When the sunrise gun was fired
this morning from the dock of the
Rochester Yacht club, many of the
members were astir preparing for
the race lor the international cup.
The morning mist disappeared at 8
o'clock and the lively scene was
flooded with sunshine. At 8 o'clock
the work of unfurling sails and preparing finally for the races was begun. At 8:30 a. m. Skippers Davis
and Jarvis appeared on their respective boats', and at 9:15 the Mi-
nota swung into the centre of the
The race today was the first of a
series between the Minota of Toronto and the Genesee of Rochester
for the Fisher cup. The course was
triangular, three and one-third miles
to a leg, a total of 10 miles. The
yachts went over the course twice,
making 20 miles. The judges were
Thos. B. Pritchard, Rochester,
Frank M. Gray, Toronto, and J.
F. Monck, Hamilton. Wilson H.
Cross was scrutineei for the R. V.
C. on board the Minota, and Ernest
MacRae was scrutineer for the R.
C. Y. C. on the Genesee.
The start was made as follows:
Genesee 11:03:30, Minota 11:04.
The Canadian yacht was to windward on the start, and Jarvis sailed
closer to the course than Davis.
On the second leg of the first tack
the Minota was well in the lead,but
the Genesee, being to windward,
picked up. An hour later the Genesee was leading.
Genesee Wlus.
Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 8.-2:53
p. m.—The Genesee wins, crossing
the finish line at 2:52, the Minota
being fully a mile and a half from
the finish line.
by Arne and afterwards touched up
by Lord Bolingbroke. Today England is richer in sea songs than any
other country. German, Dutch and
even Scandinavians with their love
ofthe sea, have very few such
songs, and France has none.
The sudden death of Steinitz, the
veteran chess player, who for more
than a quarter of a century maintained his position as the leading
player of the world, will be noted
with sadness by every lover of the
game. The cloud under which he
rested on account of his impaired
intellect is too well known by chess
devotees to need adverting to. All
in all he was probably the most
brilliant player since   Paul Morphy.
Pav lor Lost Time.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 8.—A
strike on the Canadian Pacific is
almost certain. The company offers
to reinstate the four men removed,
but they refuse to work unless given
pay for the time suspended.
The first lord of the treasury in a
recent article sounds a note of alarm
to the effect that the world's supply
of fuel is rapidly becoming exhausted, and that the only remedy lies in
some new discovery or invention
which will effect a saving in the
consumption of coal or increase the
power produced by its combustion.
J. A. Longden, formerly president
of the Institute of Mining Engineers, has lately spoken in the name
line, insisting that more attention
must be devoted to economy in the
use of fuel. As possible remedies
he indicates the adaptation of furnaces to the class of coal burned,
and the super-heating of steam.
It is believed that the same conditions which have called forth these
suggestions will result in calling re
newed attention to the coal fields of
Canada as an available source of
supply. The Cardiff chamber of
commerce recentlyjhad under discussion the placing of a large contract
for steam coal to be shipped to Naples. They had to compete wiih an
American offer as follows: coal f. o.
b. Cardiff, $5, freight to Naples $2;
a total of 30 cents more per ton
than the American coal. The Canadian Mining review says that if
this can he done from the United
Stiites it can be more easily done
from Canada, and predicts for this
country a growing share in the foreign markets.
Alan Walters, writing in Temple
Bar, says that England had no real
national song of the sea until James
Thompson received a commission
to write words for a musical medley
it the Prince of Wales' private theatre on August 1, 174c*. The result
was "Rule Britannia," set to music
Commenting on the odd name,
Dragina, of the new queen of Ser-
via, it is interesting to note that
when the baoy daughter of the
duke of Kent was given her first
name, Victoria, it was confidently
expected that she would be called
Alexandrina. Had it not been for
her devotion to her mother she
would have reigned under that
The Long Roll of Missionaries Killed
Has Been Recived.
abroad, and in view of the |ar
production of lead bullion  now
The Record again takes pleasure
in urging the citizens of Rossland,
irrespective of party or creed, to attend the public reception to be tendered Lord Minto at.Miners' Union
hall next Monday evening. His excellency has personally signified
that the arrangement to have the
affair an informal one meets his
hearty approval, and the public at
large should avail themselves of the
opportunity to be presented to him.
The second Thursday in October is the date fixed for the
holding of the next Conservative
convention, and Revelstoke is the
place chosen.
A. G. Berry, late secretary to the
Australian delegates, boasts that
under the new law Australia will
have a wider suffrage than the
United States or Canada.
It is known that a number of
American soldiers contemplate settling permanently in the Philippines.
Now it is officially announced that
probably 15,000 British 'roops will
settle on South African soil. In
commenting on this fact, H. A.
Bryden, a well known writer, suggests that half a million pounds
sterling would not be too [much to
spend in^state-aided immigration.
He thinks some such measure the
key to lhe problem in South Africa.
Both political parties in British
Columbia will unite in securing
from their representatives a pledge
that they will favor a revisioi of
the tariff in so far as it affects our
lead interests. Now the eastern
papers are taking the matter in
hand and thc Toronto World presents the matter in this very concise
"Canada produces much more
pig lead than she requires for her
own uses. And yet we are importing 7000 tons of while lead annually
from Germany! The statement
would hardly be credited if thc
blue books did not corroborate the
fact. We might as well import
whtftt and butter from Great Britain us white lead from Germany.
We are an exporting country of
both products, and the iilea ol importing the one is as ridiculous as
our importing the other. What is
required to break up the grip Germany has on the Canadian market
is the imposition of a protective
duty on white lead, litharge and
other articles of which lead is the
base. We have a duty of 35 pet-
cent, on lead pipe, with the result
that we manufacture thai article
ourselves. On white lead, litharge,
etc., the duty ranges from nothing
to five per cent., which, of course,
affords no protection whatever.
The white lead industry has reached
large  proportion!  in   the   United
States, and there is no reason why
it should not become a proportion*
ately important industry in Cairula.
The miners of British Columbia arc
t iking a firm stand on this question."
(By Associated Press.)      V
Washington, Sept. 8—There is
reason to believe that the Chinese
negotiations have now reached another crisis. Developments are
expected, the nature of which it is
not possible at present to even outline,
Li Hung Chang is still at Shanghai and unofficial advices that reach
here indicate that he is in no hurry
to leave for Pekin.
Death or Missionaries,
Washington, Sept. 8.—The state
department is in receipt of a cable
from, UnitedStates Consul Goodnow
at Shanghai, dated September 7,
reporting the deaths, about July 31,
at Funcu and Tai Ku, of the following missionaries:
Rev. and Mrs, C. W. Pierce and
daughter Florence.
Rev. and Mrs. E. B. Atwater and
two children,
Rev. and.Mrs. D. H. Clapp.
Rev. Geo. L. Williams,
Rev. T. W. Davies.
Miss Bowen Bird and Miss Mary
L. Partridge,
The department has notified the
respective missionary boards of
which the victims were members.
Great llrltain'sPrelereiice.
New York, Sept. 8.—A solution
of the Chinese question which
would have been popular in England would have been the adoption
by the Ame-ican government of a
distinctly punitive policy, enforced
by the employment of an army of
25,000 or 30,000 troops, says the
London correspondent of the Tribune. The British government would
have followed the lead of the American state department and would
have largely increased its own military forces in China for the purpose
of securing the punishment ol the
guilty mandarins, the dethronement
ol tbe dowager empress and thc reorganization of the imperial government.
It may be safely assumed that the
British foreign office will assent to
any policy which secures a general
agreement of the powers and obviates the necessity for a partition ot
ing on in Canada (a production that
a few years since did not exist) and
in view of the great inequality 0f
duties levied on lead products and
other materials used in the nianu.
facture of paints, such duties rang."
ing from nothing to 35 per cent 0"f
the value thereof, the conven.
tion would recommend that the tar.
iff of customs of lead products and
such other material used in the
manufacture of paints cqjjming jnt0
Canada, be revised and^put on par.
ity with each other, and with the
duties now levied for  revenue pur.
classes of
poses     upon
Modem statesmen   who are in.
dined tobe pessimistic are sometimes
prone to  bewail the lack of oppor.
tunity for  the exercise of practical
statemanship.    Here is opportunity
unliminited, and those who embrace
it   will   be   hailed as   benefactors.
Modern partisans and politicians are
sometimes   inclined to  believe that
their best powers  of administration
and legislative  reform   are clipped
and curtailed   because of  the fierce
fight of a faction   or   the angry and
declamatory  eloquence   of   a rival
political platform.     Here, however
in  the establishment and develop,
ment of a great  industry and a po*
tential source of wealth,  there is an
opportunity  for   patriotic  and phi.
lanthropic action   which, prosaic as
it  may be in the dry  figures and
homely   product   with which  it h
called   to   deal,   will lift   men   far
above the foggy, sultry atmosphere I
of clique   or  factional   partisanship]
into thc clear sunlight   and pure air
where sound  judgment   is   possible
and where good work  can be done,
A  Jealou* .Han.
New York, Sept. 8.—John Bed-
ler, a veteran ot the civil war, killed his wife and himself at his home
in Brooklyn today. He was 69
years old and his wife 20 years
younger.     Jealousy was the   cause.
It is gratifying to notice that the
recent suggestions in the RECORD on
the necessity of advancing the duly
on manufactured lead are meeting
the hearty commendation of practical, thoughtful and public spirited
men, and that other newspapers
are advocating thc same measure.
Attention is being called to the fact
that at the time of the adjustment
ol the tariffs now in force, tlie mining of lead ores in Canada was in
its incipiency, and the growtli to
which the industry was destined
was not taken into consideration.
But wise legislation adapts itself to
BCtUal conditions; and however advantageous the present laws may
have been designed to operate toward the manufacturers of paints
and other lead products, it docs not
apply to conditions now in effect.
With the general progress of the
country lead m'nes have been opened
up, and the field of their operation,
providod a home market can be seemed for their output, promises to
be a vast .and remunerative one.
The Liberals of this district in the
convention held at Revelstoke yesterday adopted several resolutions,
one of which, bearing on this subject, follows:
"Wc recognize with approval thc
action of the government in th"
provision made for the free return
into Canada of lead of Canadian
origin smelted in Canada but refined
Few things about Rossland attract the attention of visitors more
than the number of buildings recently erected or now in the course
of   construction. Of   these   the
courthouse, which is soon to he
completed, is by far the costliest
and most extensive. Bnt the otber
buildings in the aggregate go beyond it in value and are vastly mere
significant The courthouse i*. a
public structure, provided and paid
tor at public expense. The other
buildings are matters of private enterprise and investment, and it is of
them we wish [to speak. All
through thc business section of the
city new and substantial stores are
going up and old ones are being remodeled or enlarged. In the residence districts new dwellings are
rising on every hand. Far out in
the suburbs even, little cottages are
springing up in groups. If one-
takes his stand on any of thc h»
tops about the city he |may eai|
count scores of new buildings.
We said these new houses attract
the attention of visitors, and W
wish to emphasize visitor rather
than resident. The latter is like a
member of the family circle who
scarcely notices the rapid growth el
the child he sees every day. *-'"
tlie other hand the guest »hO
comes only ai intervals see** th'
child reaching toward manhood hy
leaps and bounds.
The building of these new houses
in Rossland means far more than
mere activity in trade and industry
caused by their immediate construction. They belplg not to th*
wealthy capitalist, but in the main
to thc laboring num. lie does not
build for speculation but for residence, and all the laws ol economic*
show that he puts his savings into
a home only when he has confidence
in the permanency of the city and i'i
its future development. This is tin-
case iu today in Rossland.
Another moral wc would tjraW
from the array of new roofs seen
from the hilltops: this building is •'
wise move on the part of the laboring man. By a prudent arrangement he can pay for bis new home
in installments, the monthly outl.i.v
being hardly greater than th*
amount he would have to spend il
he were paying rent; and at '!
end of a year or SO he owir- hi'
home. Working toward this B* ■"'
objective point, he lives more carefully and at the sam time wield'- ;1
stronger link in the charmed chant
of family life—the basis of the r " *
municipality and commonwealth ! j
Opening of the Negotiations Duly Authorized.
London Sept. io—The Chinese
minister in London, Chin Chen Lo
Feng, it is understood, has received
credentials authorizing the opening
of peace negotiations. It is intimated that similar powers have
been conferred on the Chinese ministers at other capitals and that
their credentials are such as will
satisfy the European  governments.
Will Kenton* the ICniperor.
Pekin, Aug. 31, via Shanghai,
Sept. 8.—It is unofficially but reliably stated that Prince Ching will
produce the emperor. The situation seems to hang upon this. If
Prince Ching can discover the emperor, his majesty's rule will probably be re-established, as there is no
other likely candidate. Prince
Ching comes under the imperial
edict and two other leading Chinamen will be deputed to assist the
negotiations for a settlement, one of
them will probably be Li Hung
The British, the Americans, the
Japanese and the Russians are posting pioclamations, defining the jurisdiction of their respective dictricts
for the preservation of order, promising protection to the inhabitants
;md inviting a resumption of business for the purpose of restoring
confidence. The streets, however,
ar* still deserted. A scarcity of
tood seems inevitable, owing to the
fact that no produce is arriving.
The various generals have accordingly informed their governments
and recommended a partial withdrawal of troops before winter.
1In* Triumphal Knlrj
Pekin, Aug. 26, via Shanghai,
Sept. H. Yesterday Col. Feirence
arranged the triumphal march to
the palace in the following manner:
Russians and Japanese 800 mci;
British, American and French, 400
eacvi; Germany 250, and Austrians,
the Indians and the marine detachment. They were to enter the
south gate at 8 o'clock in the morning. All will be dismounted except
the generals and their stall's.
Will II* iiihiuI Satl-Wurtiou
London, Sept. 10.—A special dispatch from Berlin says Great Britain and Germany have agreed not
to evacuate Pekin until full satisfaction for the recent outrages have
been obtained.
A QUARTER million
One Bandit Docs a Big
Job   Large Reward
Denver, Col.j Sept ra<—The nvei
land flyer >vas held up by a lone
highwayman this morning near the
Colorado line. The robber secured
about $51111 in cash and probably
twice that amount in diamonds and
watches ami then made his escape
by bringing the train to a stop,
lhe railroad ollicials offer $10,000
wwaid for his capture and a posse
have stalled out in all  directions.
1- < rlllcnll) III.
Quebec, Sept. 14, Hon. Mi-
M.irchaiul, premier ol the province
el Quebec, Suffered another relapse
last night and haJ the last rights ol
thi chuiih adminirtered him.
llllm Alter the ii<>\<r«
Tien Tsin, Sept, 8, via Shanghai,
Sept,   11.    Four   thousand  allied
Imops marched today against the
>ilies ol Sheng Hai Sletl and Tide,
where Ihe presence ol Boxers
threatens the Tien Tsin region. The
lapanese siege guns were taken
with the expedition, which Included
> large force ol cavalry. One regiment of cavalry (Herman) and 01.-'
British battery have arrived.
Hroimiit Down iron, tiioiutiki 1-Wharf
liiirii<-tl at !»}<•«
Victoria, Sept. 10.—The steamer
Danube reached here at midnight
with over half a million in Klondike
gold. Of this II. Berry, one of the
Berry Bros., had a quarter million.
The rest is divided in small sums
from five to $25,000. _ The wharf
at Dyea, on which there was 30,000
feet of lumber, burned last Monday.
Victor Gilmore, who was arrested
at Skagwav a year ago on the
charge of smuggling diamonds, was
released and the stones returned to
him as the charge could not be
Influenza is playing sad havoc
with the Indians on the west coast
of Alaska.
Leading   in   the   Race.
When Her Spreader
Was Broken.
Rochester, N. Y. Sept. 10.—In
the race between the Genesee and
the Minota today, the Minota was
disabled and had to come off the
The start was made at 11 o'ciock,
Genesee was in"'the lead by 12 seconds with the Minota in the windward position.     It was a line start.
1*1:15 a, m. Both yachts are still
on the starboard side with the Minota pointing high, and both apparently on even terms. The distance
of perhaps four hundred yards separates the two boats.
11:20.—The Minota has come in
disabled. Her spreader has been
carried away. She has just passed
the pier on the way to the dock.
The Minota was leading when the
the accident occurred.
1:35 p. m—The Minota was
seriously disabled by the accident.
The carrying away of her spreader
made her rigging useless. The
Genesee is continuing on her course
and will win the race if she finishes
in the time limit of five half hours
from start. Everyone regrets
Skipper Jarvis' misfortune as he ap
parent ly had the race well In hand,
as the Minota was far in tbe lead at
the time ot the accident.
Aged Viceroy  Once  More Comes to
the  Front.
Washington, Sept. 10.—The Chinese minister has received an imperial edict conferring on Li Hung
Chang extraordinary power for the
complete settlement of Chinese
trouble. It gives him authority to
make any terms according to his
own discretion without referring
them to the emperor. This is unusual authority and is said at the
Chinese legation to meet all the objections heretofore raised as to his
power to negotiate for peace. The
edict is dated two weeks ago but
has just been forwarded from Li
Hung Chang.
linal IV kill
Pekin, Aug. 28. via Shanghai,
Sept. H.—A fire occurred hist night
in a pagoda where the company of
British and American heliograph
operators were at work. The large
structure was totally destroyed.
Died at Toronto.
Toronto, Sept: 12.—Henry A.
King,for a number of years a prominent stock broker here and formerly mayor of St. Catharines, died
last night of Bright's disease, aged
53 years-
l>< ilraj.il by Vlrt:
Halifax, N. S., Sept. 12.—A vessel which has arrived at Wood's
Harbor, Yarmouth, from Grand
Manan, reports the total destruction
of Seal Grove, Grand Marian, by
fire;  only one church remaining.
i.iiiui Powder Explosion.
Victoria, Sept. 12. — Part of the
giant powder works here was
wrecked by an explosion of 200
pounds of nttro glycerine yesterday
afternoon.    No lives were lost.
Declare Guerrilla Warfare.
New York, Sept. 12.—A dispatch
to the Tribune trom   London   says:
"The Boers have decided to make
a formal declaration of guerrilla
warfare lien. Botha is understood
lo have dissented from this course,
but, according to a correspondent
with Lord Roberts' forces, hi was
overruled by the other members of
the council of war.
"The news correspondent at Belfast learns through a refugee from
the Hoers that President Kruger
was at Nelspruit on Saturday, and
that President Steyn, \'iljoen,Christian Botha, Fournier and Delarey
were with him. Lucas Meyer has
been deposed from his command,
but remains Mr. Kruger's military
adviser.     President Kruger   is   said
to be feeble and apparently takes
little interest in the military movements, lie remains in his railway
carriage constantly reading psalms.
It is believed that his ultimate intention is   to   lake   Might    towards
Bobber) al Ke»la«toii
Victoria, Sept.  12.     The steamer
Queen City brings news from Es-
slngton ol the robber) ol th*' registered mail there, containing about
s |ooo.
Lu**. Over S3,000,000
Ottawa, Sept. 12.—Tho annual
report of Superintendent ol Insurance Fitzgerald, just issued, shows
the total loss in Ottawa-Hull lire by
Canadians, British and American
companies to have been $3,662,-
Boer Resistance  Is  Believed to be Practically Ended
Lorenzo    Marque,   Sepl   12. —
President Kruger arrived   here   last
Departure ol Attarbei
Washington, Sept. ij The lol-
I lowing dispatch has been received
by the war department Irom the
United States army officer who accompanied the Boers in their campaign as a military observer,
'Lorenzo Marquez,— Events have
required departure ot attaches Irom
Transvaal,       Request   instructions.
Signed, Reichmadn."
This message is interpreted at the
department to mean tlie complete
collapse of Boer resistance to Eng.
land. Captain Reiehman h is been
tabled permission to   start   al   once
for the United States.
A Penlnu Dearti
Lt;i::r.t I.a*.! M-tu on Lake Brie  many
Hull In   Loll,
Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 12.—Reports from Crystal Beach, a summer resort on the Canadian side of
Lake Erie, says that every dock has
been destroyed by the terrific wind
storm last night and that many sea
yachts were completely wrecked.
The wind attained a velocity of 72
miles an hour. A woman, while
picking up debris, took hold of an
electric light wire and was killed.
HcHilirrs ltriioinluutrd.
Victoria, Sept. 12.—Messrs.
Prior and Karl, the sitting members
ol Victoria city, were renominated
by the Conservatives hist night.
Champions at Lacrosse
Again  Defeat the
Toronto, Sept. 10.—New Westminster lacrosse team defeated Tecumsehs here on Saturday by a
score of seven to one. The play
throughout was brilliant. In fact
it is doubtful if better lacrosse play-
ng was ever witnessed in Toronto.
I [(Toronto, Ont., Sept. 10.—President Clemes of the Canadian) acrosse
association this morning decided to
suspend the Tecumseh lacrosse
club for the remainder of the season
for playing Soules and Carmichael
as members of its team with New
Westminster team on Saturday.
Oonipoaltore u»m> im-mnni.
Ottawa, Sept. 12.--The government increased the wages of compositors in printing bureau from $12
to S13.50 per week.
1 iiiiiiim rum Nominated,
New York, Sept. 1*. Dr. Den-1 Halifax, N. S., Sept. .a-Yar-
nisMulcnhey, once an active Fenian mouth Liberals have nominated
agitator, who was imprisoned with Thomas F Flint, sitting member,
O'Donovan Rossa and others, died as candidate at the general elect-
in Newark N.J. Ia.l night aged 58 J ions,
Those were wise and weighty
words of Lord Minto's yesterday,
when in addressing the school children he referred to them as the future
citizens of the country, into whose
bauds its interests and destinies
were soon to be committed. It is
with this idea and Irom this standpoint that our educational system
becomes fraught with tremendous
importance and far reaching consequences. On the shoulders of these
boys and girls now growing up
about us will soon rest the weight
and burden of responsibility in providing laws and in carrying out the
active duties of government. It is
doubly important that they be trained and fitted not only for the duties
lit professional or industrial life', or
the cares of the home circle, but
that they be taught the practical
side of civics, lhe   true   idea ol   the
voter, the dignity of the franchise
and the wide horizon of the man
who mounts to official  position  in
this   vast    and    rapidly    developing
Perhaps it may not be unwise to
suggest in this same connection
that too little attention is paid by
our educators to this phase of
education, It is well enough to
have the ground work of classical
instruction and the various arts and
sciences come well into play in
rounding oul a curriculum; but no
well ordered scheme oi study today
can afTord to omit or ignore the
practical duties of life and citizenship. Indeed we are inclined to believe that in the advance of the future, pedagogy will place larger and
larger emphasis upon this line oi
Study and then the true comprehension ol how lo vote and how to
govern will lie considered ol greater
and more vital importance than the
coiiecl solution oi 11 problem in algebra or an   accurate   classification
oi n fossil. With all the necessity
lor classicnl culture, there is much
dead work in scholastic circles. In
coins.' ol time it will be cleared
away or regelated to the museum,
and its place taken by the live and
practical issues of the day.
Lord and Lady Minto Take Their Departure.
Rossland, B. C, September 12—
The special vice-regal train conveying Lord and Lady Minto and
the members of their party left
about 11 o'clock this morning, the
journey eastward being by way of
Nelson, The party was accompanied to the station by a number
of prominent ladies and gentlemen.
Expressions ot regret were heard
alike from hosts and guests as the
hour of parting approached. There
is every reason to believe that Lord
and Lady Minto thoroughly enjoyed
their visit to Rossland. That the
community has enjoyed it goes
without saying. The result cannot
fail to be beneficial in the closer acquaintance brought about with the
head of government in the Dominion and in this personal knowledge
he has gained of the mining, industrial and other local interests of
Rossland and of British Columbia
in general.
The community is under obligations to the ladies and gentlemen
serving on the various committees,
and to W. Wyllie Johnston, the
honorary secretary, to whom the
success ofthe program is largely
The remainder of yesterday's program was carried out well, affording enough diversity to keep the
visitors pleasantly busy without
fatiguing tnem. The visit to the
mines seemed to he thoroughly enjoyed by every member ofthe party.
At the Centre Star the party, clad
in regulation mining costume, descended to the 400-foot level, were
shown the stope between the 300
and 200-foot levels, the method of
timbering and of extracting the ore.
They also examined the compressor,
in which they seemed much interested. Several photographs of the
party were taken. Lady Minto was
presented with the costume provided for her as a souvenir of her visit.
The party was then driven up the
hill past the War Eagle boarding
house and to the head works.
Aftei the luncheon provided by
Edwin Uurant on behalf of the B
A, C. directors, the party visited
the mines of that company under
the escort of J. M. Long, superintendent of the Le Roi.
The banquet arranged at the
Hotel Kootenay last evening was a
thoroughly enjoyable affair. The
room and table were artistically
decorated with flowers and bunting,
while from the ceiling long streamers of ribbons in the national colors
were gracefully drooped. In the
ante-room was hung a splendid
Scottish standard, loaned for the
occasion by T, S. Gilmour. The
menu was an elaborate and elegant one, comprising eight lull
courses set off by the best of wines
and liquorsand finished by the fragrance ot choice cigars.
At the close of the banquet Mayor
Goodeve proposed the health of
Her Majesty the Queen and the national anthem was sung. The
mayor also proposed a toast to the
guest of honor, paying him a high
tribute and reviewing briefly the resources ol Rossland. Three tinging cheers greeted the toast. Lord
Minto made an appropriate reply,
adverting pleasantly to the tune
when he had marched through the
Selkirks before Rossland existed
and when the city oi Vancouver
was just begun. He spoke glowingly of Rossland, dwelling especially on its mining interests, and expressing the hope of seeing these
entirely in Canadian hands, His
entire speech was in excellent taste
and was received with marked enthusiasm.
In accordance with the announce*
met I in the RECORD i.ord Minto
presented the Humane Society medal to Dr. I loses oi Trail. Col,
Topping pronounced a eulogy on
Mr. Johnson, who was associated
with Dr, Hoyes in his life-saving
service, but  was   unable   to   attend
the banquet.    The banqueters sang
"For He's a Jolly Hood fellow,"
and three  cheers   were   given   for
Dr. Hoyes. Frank Olivet I hen sang
"First in the Field," and as an encore "Long Ago." W. T. Oliver
and W. J. Nets n responded to
toasts on "Canada;" Gov. Mackintosh and Dr. Bowes, "The Army,
Navy and Volunteers;" Alexander
Dick, "Mining and Smelting;" E.
Kirby, "A Prophecy," |. B. Hastings, "Equipment of the Mines;"
C. O. Lalonde, J, S. Clute and
Hector McRae, "Our City;" A. J.
McMillan and J. B. Kerr, "The
Press;" Edwin Dm ant, "The B. A,
The health of "-he Countess of
Minto was proposed and, with the
singing of "Auld Lang Syne" and
three cheers for the Earl of Minto
and the national anthem, the banquet ended,
Fearful Mutilation of Bodies at Galveston.
Houston, Texas Sept. 12—The
ghouls have been holding an orgie
over the dead at Galveston, The
majority ot these men were negroes, but whites took part in the
desecration of dead. Not only did
they rob the dead, but mutilated
bodies in order to secure ghouls,
booty. A party of ten negroes returning from a looting expedition,
had stripped the corpses of all their
valuables and their pockets were
fairly bulging out with lingers of
the dead, which had been cut off
because they were *o swollen the
rings could not   be   removed.
< oiiIIk iilr.l   I 1111,1
Pekin, Sept. 5.—The Rosso-Chinese bank,which removes tt Shanghai, will confiscate, as part of the
indemnity to be paid to Russia, the
Imperial University fund of five
million taels deposited with it.
As an additional reason why Germany cannot withdraw from Pekin,
it is pointed out that 3000 native
Christians have been rescued from
the Pei Tang cathedral and if now
.abandoned they would inevitably be
Dispatches received here say that
the international lorces attacked the
Chinese fortifications at Pei Tang,
north of Taku, and that the losses
were considerable.
Conservative Estimate of Death by the
Texas Storm.
Houston, Texas, Sept. 12.—Conservative estimates of deaths have
ben shattered bv the estimates of
Mayor Jones of Galveston, who declares that 3OOO deaths will result
from the Storm. Over onv hundred
lives were losl at other points in
Texas. Ten millions of dollars will
cover Galveston's property los-.,
while half as much more is an estimate of thai ol the rest ot the
state. Seve.i hundred human bodies
have been weighted and sunk al sea,
ihe majority going to their graves
! unknow 11.
The situation grows worse every
minute. Water and ice, is needed.
Scores have died since last night,
aud a number oi sufferers have gone
I ill*.   Soldi  I.ml.
Del roil, Mich, Sepl. 1:
steamer Lawrence of the Peoplt's
Transit Co., is given up lor lostt
She had fifty people on board.
I'm si 1  lliuiniiiuHleil.
Waltord, Ont , Sept. 13.—The
Liberals of East Lambeth have
again nominated John Fraser, M. P,
for parliament at the general elections.
14, 1800.
SLOCAN,      -      -       •       **      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 conts a line for
•the first insertion nnd 5 cents a line each
(Biilmequent insertion.
Certificates of Improvement,.*10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
iS8 legal advertising.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a line
•for each insertion.
Commercial Rates mado known upon
The Subscription is |2 per year, st.'ict-
Jy in advance; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Sloean, U. C.
Rapid changes have been made in
political sentiments in British Coluni-
iia and future elections arc certain
to be fought out on Dominion party
The Conservative convention at
Kevelstoko tomorrow, to nominate a
candidate in opposition to W. A. Gal-
liher, is liable to spring some surprises.   ,
As thc political situation now
..stands in this constituency, the Liberals appear to be bettor organized
for the Dominion fracas than the
The mining deals consummated
this week again add testimony to the
fact that the mineral resources of this
camp are beyond question. These
1 freque* t transactions are also evidence that a bank is required here.
It is gratifying to sec these old
played-out and frequently condemned properties in the camp hustling
themselves into the shipping list
again. Slocan mines are like thc
Missourian flea—pretty hard to suppress.       	
It will come as a painful surprise
,to many to hear that Hewett Bostock
has assigned for thc benefit of his
creditors, as the belief was general
that he was one of the wealthiest
men in the west. Heavy and unre-
munerative investments were the
cause of his financial difficulties,
which everyone hopes may be but
The amendments to the Mineral
Act which have become law this
year are: A crown grant may be issued to tho administrator of the estate of a deceased owner; a fine of
$25 and costs to be imposed for mining without a liconse; ad /ertising out,
a delinquent co-owner; counting of a
survey as assessment work, and
raising thc fees for a crown grant to
It needs not the vision of a prophet
to foretell a prosperous future for this
town and raining division. Each
succeeding week witnesses events
that emphasize the growth and expansion of raining and commercial
enterprises, giving a life to the dis
trict far removed from the sloth and
uncertainty of the past. Ours is a
goodly heritage and the Influx of new
capital to the various creeks indicates
the faith of investors in the richness
of our resources.
There is one pleasing feature made
prominent in the present revival of
raining in this section, and that is the
utter absence of any Influence of boom
or inflation. Everything Ii advancing on the solid merits and proven
resources of the camp. In town, a
similar situation obtains, the advancement keeping pace with that of
thc camp. Much building is being
done, rents are advancing, the popu
lation is increasing, and thc mercantile business is expanding.
New   Arlington OttleeH.
It is the intention of tho Arlington
Mines to proceed at once, with the
erection of new olIie.es in this town.
They aro to bo built on the rise at
the southern end of Main street and
near tho site of their proposed ore
chutes. The plans call for a two
story building, substantially built
and finished, and equipped with modern conveniences. The upstairs will
be divided into bedrooms and the
ground floor Into a general office end
private rooms. The estimated cost is
TUir.i Payment Hade.
Ernest Mansfield has met his third
payment on thc bond on the Black
Hawk and Daisy claims on Ten Mile
creek. Thc payment amounted to
$1000 and was made through the
Sandon bank to D. Graham and J,
Hae, ot this town. The property is
situated on the north side of Ten
Mile, almost opposite the 1) Ihousie
group, and is a. galena proposition,
,Tcn Mile is strictly in it just now.
A Catholic church is being erected
in Sandon.
Tho old city council of Sandon
have resigned,
D. McLaughlin will build tho new
school at Sandon,
Rev. Mr. Ferguson, Sandon, was a
visitor here Tuesday.
"Con Murphy purposes  erecting a
neat cottage this fall.
John Pinchbeck returned Friday
from his trip to England.
D. McVanncll is figuring upon
erecting a residence this fall.
Dune Graham returned on Friday
from the Similkamee.n country.
M. Gillis has completed his logging
contract at tho Arlington sawmill.
Frank Fletcher is acting land commissioner of the district for thc C. P.
Apples arc a drug on thc market
in Western Ontario ac 50 cents per
The finishing touches arc being
put on thc flume for the Arlington
B. Bradshaw has purchased thc
residence, now occupied by AY. S.
Rev. Mr. McKec and wife held an
At Homo at tho manse on Monday
Miss Edwards.of Nanaimo, the new
schoolteacher here, arrived ia last
The C.P.R. has surveyed the land
between here and Ledion aiding into
farm holdings.
Locomotive ,%8 was brought down
on the barge Wednesday for service
in the lower country.
Capt. Haas, of the Salvation Army,
held a meeting in the Oddfellows'
hall on Friday evening.
.Mrs. Funk has opened her dining
room at Sandon. Miss Stella Funk
has gone up to assist her.
Tony Long expects to have the
Arlington wagon road completed the
beginning of next week.
Services will be held in the Anglican church on Sunday, Sept. 23rd;
Rev. C, F. Yates, preacher.
Thc private, train of the governor-
general, Lord Minto, was brought
down on the barge Tuesday.
Ore samples intended for the Spokane exposition are to bo left at the
Royal Hotel not later than the 20th.
An agent of a Toronto nursery
house did a land office business here
in fruit trees on Friday and Saturday.
The plan has been changed of a
wagon road to the Speculator, and a
rawhide trail instead will be put in
this fall.
T. B. May, mgr. ofthe Bank of B.
C., Sandon, passed through here on
Friday, on a three months' trip to
The Ladles' Aid of thc Presbyterian church will hold a social in the
Music Hall, on the 24th inst. Admission, free.
W. A. Coplen received his first
payment lust week on thc bond on
his galena properties in the Cariboo
creek camp.
An extra of the B. C. (lazettc has
been issued containing regulations
for the detection and treatment of the
bubonic plague.
W, Koch will erect a large stable
at tho Arlington and will put in a
pnek train to forward supplies to the
various properties.
Ben Robertson and bride came in
on Tuesday evening's boat. Thc
lads ofthe town paid their respects to
them ti little later.
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good Income. Terms easy.
Applv at THB Duii.i,.
The W.C.T.U., nt their last regular monthly meeting, passed a vote
of thanks to those who assisted at
their recent At Home.
The Arlington sawmill will be in
shape to commence operations in a
few days. Work on the ore chute at
thc Y will then begin,
Koht. Madden came in Tuesday
and has been busy ever since making
repairs to the Madden House. He
re-opened yesterday.
The C.P.R. will construct a steel
bridge over the Columbia river at
Sproat's Landing. It will be of five
spans and cost $000,000.
A small parcel, containing among
other thinus a letter addressed to
John Nathan, may be had at this
office, upon payment of this notice.
At the regular meeting of the
Miners' Union Wednesday night, a
vote of thanks wtis passed to those
who participated in Tuesday evening's concert.
Pete Lindquist and Jim Campbell
arc erectingan hotel in the Arlington
basin, on the site of the old Brown
house. It will be a ('rami; building
iind two stories in height.
Kobt,   F. Green, M. P. P.,  passed
through here Saturday  en route to
his homo in Kaslo from the coast, Hel
looked well and feels satisfied with
the result of his Sessional labors.
A meeting of the Conservatives of j
the Yale-Carilioo-lv.joto.nay constituency will be hold  at Kevelstoko to-1
morrow, to nominate, a candidate for
the. forthcoming Dominion election.
Thc B. C. Inland Board of Trade
are calling a convention to meet at
Kamloops oh Sept..27, to organize a
provincial good roads association.
Reduced railway fares will prevail.
Win. C. E. Koch has moved the
greater portion of his freighting outfit here and purposes making his
headquarters in this place, lie has
erected a blacksmith shop in connection with his stables.
The president and directors of tho
Royal Agricultuial and Industrial
Society have extended to tho press a
cordial invitation to be present during the provincial exhibition, which
will be held at the Queen's Park, in
New Westminster, Oct. 2nd to 6th
Gwiilim & Johnson,
B. C
The Murcutt Branch
ok tup: W.C.T.U., Slocan,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
nt 3 p.m. Next meeting in the Presbyterian ohurck. All meetings open
to those wishing t; join.
MSB. W. .1. Anduews, Mas. T. B. Hall
President. Cor. Secretary.
Wilson Cafe,
Open Day and Night
First-Class Heals at all
hours. All delicacies
of the season served at
Moderate Prices.
Certificate if inroraits.
Steplieuito Fraction Miiti-rul Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Between the Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on thonoith fork of Springer
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. F. IhiBois,
tree miner'a certificate No. B26801, 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
And further take notice that action,
under section .17, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 18th day of Julv. A,I). 1000.
.\ i-linc'tim 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 lork of
Springer creek.
TAKF NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Fai-
well, acting as agentfor J.Frank Collom,
free, miner's certificate No. B14374, 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
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certilicate of
Dated this 18th day of Julv, A.D. 1900.
KoMoltuil, Graphic Graphic Fraction and
Balsam Mineral ClalniN.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located : On tho divide between Ten Mile and Springer creeks.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Archie Main-
waring Johnson, free miner's certilicate
No. B86901, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice tbat action,
under li", must be commenced before the
issuance of such Certilicate of Improvement.
Dated this 8th day of September, 1900.
per annum
J. I.
B. A. So.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
B. C.
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General Packing and Forwarding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stahlos; Saddle Horses lor
I lire at Reasonable Rales.
Wood and Coal for Sale.
Agency for the Gait Coal Co.,
Orders left at thc Office:
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
B.  C.
H. J.
Large stock of new Coal
and Wood Stoves,Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay have just been received. Call and see
Wc keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mail   Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE 6c Co.
East—Fast Daily   Train—West,
With improved connecting service
via Revelstoke or Crow's Nest
route to and from
First-Class Sleepers  on   all   Trains
from Arrowhead and Kootenay
Tourist Cars pass Medicine. Hat daily
for St. Paul; Saturdays for Montreal and Boston;   Mondays
and  Thursdays for To-'
Same cars pass Revelstoke one day
Connections :
lO.OOex Sun lv Slocan City arex Sun KV.55
17.lOex Sun lv Sloean City ar ex Bun $.50
For rates, tickets, and f'.ill information apply to Agent, Sloean City,
T. P. A., A.G.P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOGAN,      »      •      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.      Wo use only Ai,
Trimmings and thc Finish Is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
A Carload
of Fresh Vegetables
Just received in. Guaranteed to bo
perfectly sound and of tho ilnest
quality.   The prices arc low.
T. McNeish 6c Co.
Just Arrived
Half a carload of Steel
Ranges and Heating
Stoves. Call and see
our display before purchasing elsewhere.
Dealers In General Hardware,
Agents for Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
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 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 andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.


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