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VOL.  L, No. 12.
BLOCAN,   1'-.   C,   J l' N1'*   82,   1900.
T. D. Woodcock & Co
Giant Powder, Gutta Percha Fuse,
Jessops' Steel, Stoves and Tinware,
Coal Oil,     niners' Supplies.
B. C.
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Quickly Attended to:
The Drill, Slocan
A. YORK & Co.,
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.   •
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
This is a gonulnc Bale, as <Ud Linos must, he cleared out. Do
not miss this opportunity of petting a pair at reduced prices.
Men'sfincIacedBootslMem's iicavy grain
were $3.50 to $4,1 kip Mining Boots
while they last for at $3,50. This is a
only $3.00. Bargain,
and ninny other lines at equally low figures, See our Men's
nnd Ladles'Canvas Shoes, the neatest and bcsl In the market.
A lull lino of Fresh Groceries always in slock, at the Lowest
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, l-'airview, and Canip MoKluney, B. ('.
CinilNii A I'I TV.
inii i.11 ICxpomo Sinall anil tho lii-ni-ili*
Great All >IuUoy. Itiilsi-il In Town tu
hs Spent mi Impvovcmonti A Wntor
For n year or tiioro there has been
u. feeling abroad auiong tbe b tslncss
iiicn and numerous public-spirited
citizens thatSlocan sliould throw off
Infalitllo appendages and oniergo us
a full-grown city. Of late this too!-
Ing has grown stronger, and it la
purposed to hold a public meeting
shortly to discuss the matter fully ai.d
to go Into all tho details ofthe scheme.
The most enthusiastic advocates assert they can make out a strong case
in favor "I incorporation.
There aro many reasons adduced in
support ' f the advanced step, the
principal one being local improvements. Thcro Is enough property in
the town-iic t.i raiso a respectable
amount each yeur in taxes, which
would be expended dir ctly I ir l Ik
public good. The citizens generally
arc not avci - to this, but opposition
[i to I •- expo l ! from the foreign
holders of real estate Once incor
poratlon ci ines, th . ■ pers ms would
be compelled to pay their share ol
chronicled In vurlotis coast, eastern
nnd English paperB. Prof, Odium
ha i done an Immense amount of"prp
lii.-ille advertising for British Columbia, and ho is ,-tls'i known as one of
the Icadlug educationalists In the
west. Ho is a welcome visitor anywhere and his writings from this section will result iu much gdbd.
Tho <o-i-:ii N'lii-iii'-ni iiuii\\-;i_i- Beouroi tilt-
KiihIii Itnilrt.
The appended extract from tin; li.
('. Review, of London, Erig., would
Indicate that tlie holdings of the
BLootcnny Railway & Navigntion Co.
have passed Into the hands ol the
D-reut Northern Railway, including
the lv. & 8. roads
Three or I mi- months ago theshare-
holders of tho Kootenay Railway and
Navigation Company agreed to lease
the property fur two years to the
Great Northern Railway. Since tho i
the directors find that traffic will develop mora slmvly than was anticipated, and ,-n the company i i unable
to raise fluids on Its own credit,™ ce i*
sary for tho Ilnal completion and
equipment i!' the r md, they have
provisionally agreed to sell tlie road
entirely to the i Ireat Northern, The
latter \\ ill guarantee both principal
and IntercBt of the D per cent debenture stock,-bo that holders of course
are placed in a stronger position, but
only _- Gd per i hare Is often d for the
il shares. In recommending thi--
arrangement to other sharoholddrs,
the directors appear to have made :■
bargain which, under the circnm
I inccs, might easily liavo been
worse,    lames Hill always drives a
general improvements. As it Is now,
the many are deriving benelits from
tho exertions ofthe lew.
Thc rate ol'taxation would be low,
for considerable sums would Lo derived  from liquor and business li
censes and poll tax.   An efficient scl
f olhcial i c mid bo  '..id. who would
look alter civic affairs cheaply and
well, and it would  be  tho primal
Btbnc of Incorporation that all franchises should belong to the po >] le.
Thc immense water power available
and ch bo at baud in Spring r creek
vvoul 1 suffice for an electric tighl s\ s*
teiu and for general  motive ; iwi r.
The natural grade ol the townsite is
a great factor In  favor of a complete  Alberni -P.P., Neill.
scwcrng&systctii,   and the nature ol  Comos   Opp, Moiiuce,
the soil would make the cost oi bull .      • ' -    ">"■■' Clifford; Gov, Stables
ti _ snmc moderate. Hunter, Logcrs
hard  bargain, and   Ins   hold of thc
Kootcuayc mutry i now considerable.
The complete returns of the recent
elections bIiow tho following member returned throughout tho province: -
** Grand Celebration ■
Dominion Day
to be held at
on Monday, Jnly 2nd, 1900.
$1,000 in Prizes*
Football Tournament,
Horse Racing,
Bicycle Racing,
Caledonian Sports, Etc
Witli Grand Ball in Evening.
,The sani ■ c ml I t> • said ol a water
system. And ll 13 tuts Improvement
tho po iplo most require. Specifications were drawn up sonic time ago
on this matter, and it was estimated
a plentiful supply 11 goo 1 water could
h piped from Goat creek to the town
for §7,500, Wcre-a By stem installed
tlie present estortlOnatc Insurantc
rates would bo reduced and a great
saving effected. Insurance men stab
the rate would be cut from 9
cent, the present flgurr s, to 2 | 1
cent. In ihis item alone tho bu i 1
men would Bave mightily. Ucsldes,
householders and hotels would obtain
.1 plentiful supply of a ma 1 ura at
rras inable rates.
In manv other ways would Inc ir-
poratlon ho an advantage,. Hotter
sire ' -1 nd sidewalks would I ,
vided, and substantial Indue m
ivould be bffcrc 1 for people 11 make
their homes here. Everything pertaining to ti.;- town would be advantageously handled and the 1
welfare, greatly enhanci I, Due care
would be taken to have thc affaii
c mducted in an efficient and economical manner, and no grafter would be
permitted lo get in his sellish cork.
Such i.i the picture ) aintcd by tlie
advocate. of incorporation, who aver
tho whole Bchcrac could bo bi : in motion at a very small expense. It is
an alluring talc I • unfold.
Kilo Slilpiueal Undo.
The Kilo sent OUl   its luitial ship
ment of ore this week, amounting to
20 ti u>.   it goes to 1 'olora lo, win re
It will  bo  thoroughly  and exl.au-!
ivelv tested.so thai a conclusion may
bo arrived al as to thc kind of a mill
required for tho mine,   The ore will
run wi-ll iu gold and   give good g( ::
eral return-.   It is satisfactory ti Bti
mony to the value it the Kilo and to
i nilluvfl :k    i'i'. Muni ■■
■ '"'.■•': ihnil -I Ipp, I >icki.'.
;■ rltn—Gov, Oliver.
: tew ; icy   1 !on, McBr i le.
ii- jui.-u i!-   Upp, Pool iy in I 1 layward.
ioet, ICnat—(Ion, Pi- uitice.
iet, West— - ipp, Smith.
. 1.. .... th East—PP, Wells.
Koote.D.iy, South East—Gov, Smith.
Ko itena), Itevolstoke  -Con, Taylor,
ii otenny, Sloonn    i .'. < irech.
Ko ilen iy. S    on—I P, Houston,
lunU—1 iov, (  irtis.
S'aiKiimo City—Labor, Smith.
Nanaii .    1 ipp, Dunsmuir.
'ortli    Gov, Mel linen.
N. w Westminster   1   v, Urown,
... .   PP. Kidd.
\. 1 iria 1 itj        p,   Hull, Turner, Mc-
;i;i|.- and Helincken.
:i.r, North   Opp  Booth.
•    ,:. - mth      -   .       ii''.
Vancouvi 1   ■( lov, Martin nnd 1 lilmonr;
Con, ' 'in- len, Tatlow.
,;;'.-. West* Con, Murphy.
..      ii:   Con, Ellison!
Yale, North   Con, I' ull in.
11 ivernmenf,
sition 1 fin .
Provincial I'.u iy,
i . ;   or,
the -uri.ice. Though showing in tho
upper drills, some thought the chute
would not descend, but It has been
conclusively proven that It does,
Moreover, it has lost no'thlng in size.
Wlioro cut, the ore is 300 feet from
the .-ipex and it is fully six feet in
width. A sample test demonstrated
the rock to run i);)7 In gold per ton.
By this strike tho Chapleau largely
increases the reserve or ore available
for milling purpi Bes. The Chapleau
group, of two claims, has recently
hi-en surveyed and this week the necessary steps wore taken to procure 11
crown grant for the property, which
is looked upon as a very valuable
holding. t_	
roi: Dim iNiriN DAY.
Everything Nov. InHliupe forBlooania big
Two meetings 01 the general committee haw ln-en held during the
week ami everything is now iu shape
for tie big celebration to be held here
on July 2 in honor of Dominion day.
Assurances have come from the'sister towns that thcro will be a large
attendance of visitors, with strong
competition In tho various athletic
events Quite 11 largo amount of
money bas been expended on the
ball grounds and more is to be spent
in fixing Up the streets.
At Friday's meeting the reports of
tlie various committees were received;
all showing healthy progress. It was
decided to.cut out the bucking con
test and Apply tho prize lo the f pt
bail tournament, the purse for which
is $75. Additional members were
put on the sports committee, and
badges were ordered for the officials
of the day. It was proposed that a
procession ol gaily decorated rigs
3hould meet tho visitorsatthe wharf,
with the band,and escort them to tin-
ball grounds, where the llrst football
match will take place. Thesecretary
was instructed to sign the gunrahteo
with thc C.P.R. f->r thc special train
On Tuesday night tho finance committee reported subscriptions coining
in freely and everybody enthusiastic
for the day. On motion the band
boy* were authorized to hold the ball
on the evening of tbe 2nd in Schon-
berg's hall, Brandon, so as to accommodate the big cr iwd expected. A
letter was received from Silverton
stating their football team would be
on hand to c unpotc for th' tourna
ment prize. It is purposed to erect
an arch at the wharf and to decorate
Main street with evergreens, Every
. 11 reliant is asked to decorate his
business house as much as possible for
the occasion.
Next Mi nday evening the last
committee meeting will be held and
the final instructions given. Tbe
I it- -.. thc big day will ci mmence
so ion as tho b at. arrives In the
morning and will continue without
delay through to the evening. It is
expected tbe train to Nelson will be
held over till aft; r tho sports, bo that
all mav have a good chance to see
Wo Lead Hi9 Entire Lake Cunnti-y -A.
Ili'iilthy Kviili'imo of lln* Lift* anil
Wriillli of tin- C'ii ni j) • Enterprise Hut
J31gg«et Shipper.
Though comparatively small, this
week's ore shipments are important,
as a portion of the tonnage represents the initial move on the part of
one of the banner properties in the
coming Lemon creek, camp—the Kilo.
Forty tons were sent out from this
division, divided between the Enterprise and Kilo. The latter ore, as is
known, was sent to Colorado for'scientific  treatment.    The  list cf sliip-
j pers from this division for the year is
now increased to four, aggregating
1140 tons. These figures give a
practical idea of the resources of the
j camp.
Following is a list ot thc shipments
| this > ear 'to date:
Black Prince.
Kilo   ..     .
thc mineral resources
Lemon creek camp.
Arlington' i Kc ..   Oro I hnto.
11 bas boon decided to ereel tho
new on- chute (or the Arlington don n
In the vicinity ol  tbo C.P.H.   "1
switch.    This will  necessitate   the
building of ab nit throe mile  i f new
i wngon road ui thi - end and a new
bridge over Springer creek. II. C.
U ick, 11 Nel - n, c tine In on Monday
j to run tho lines of the new road,work
on which  -,\ iii commence ti    loon n
I     Iblc,
A Wcll-Knowi   . I iltori
A Good Time Promised to Ail.
I i: Vi;s A   ST11IKB.
In an Interview on the const, J.
.:  h rick 1. bertson, manager ol the
i   tcrpriso and other properties, said
he '.'cared a rc| ctlti m in Kootenay ol
the 'ii. astn Us strike of a few months
a ■ .
" l'be  mucki rs  in   tho Kootenay
5,   including these i f the Ross
Ian I district, have put I irvvard a denial ! :' ir $3 pi r clay.   In bis oi ini m
-. :  Improb ible thai work mav
sontini ed in. the near future if
thc present difficulties are nol settled,
[t is | sail le, however, that tho in. t-
l r may ui I come to   u ill a Berlous
i --le. as negotiations arc at present
being conducted which tuny r< sull in
i ■  ■    icl rj Bcttlemenl t i both the
mine tnanagi i - and mucki rs.   The
n throughout the Slocan and
Is      nay, li iwcver, Is at the ; n sei I
l I a  SOI ' US  :. itUl'C      [ll a l.i: ffl
i' of ininea thc mucki \^ arc
fr im 8-2.50 l ■ F--G0 | er daj.
Plu re   are  bi mc mines.   It wever,
n :   r  tbe mucki . n ceivi - -,; for bi-*
liib r.   Thc 11  sci • difficulty an s ■
.   ■   thi    ;    ..'   an I   the   muckers
throughout  the district are pressing
:' r n   '. per ' i ■■ i ittc."
S   far as the SI *can 11 concerned,
:.'  -, are paid  the $3 rate and
■ . n     nol the Blighb il perce]
.: .• trouble In the camp.
u iring i' e wci k :i visitor of n te
has 1 ccn In town In ll 'son ol
I'i   .  i'i. Odium, of Vai <
ite years In ininii
ippcO i'i-   "■    I  '.i.e
cue I .'      i      : ' i| ' ■ ■ i
: I In| v,   elv   the   No.   i
'     ill ■ , i  ,
a till ■ ' ■     ■   v"    bt'in8   nm   '" ' '
ti    i*.    atjd lloitndary, iiiul it tin    I     I, caught  11
• .      ,. •. . p will b nt a distn       i    "       ■
Appended is a completelist of the various records regietered at tho local registry office, II. P, Christie hcing mining
June i! Vnlontine fr, Ten Mile, Wm
I lonalino.
Ann! ■ Bell, Lemon or, W H Bomisli
and .i Rndcliffo,
12   Polly i'i-. 1st n f Lemon, N McKian
Carloton, Ten Mile, Gt*o Aylwin.
Monteroy tr, -; ringer cr, 11 Caraoron.
13—Silver Bow, Springer cr, N F Mc-
S mght.
Colorado S i 2, same, B I Ullcttc.
(Ittawn No 5, same, W it Clcmont.
15- London ir. Ten Mile, Angus McDonald.
Juno 11—Ulack Bess N*o3, Dawn, Coronation, St Law renco, ('oi kci No 2,
12—Windover, Lu Ln, Calloron, Wil-
no, Liberal.
13—Emory, lithe) K, Hampton.
15 - Scorpion, I liamond, I '.ii-y.
:■■ Silver Tip, Black Diamond, Wellington, I- mil. nt, Saraflel I. ' Iwn Koe.
>     ■   i'HS.
June 15—Star ,. K KurUhals to Joe
C Winti -.
Mcliiiu > iii-nO- .nl.
The political crisis ar Victoria has
i ci ii broughl l > an end by tho dismissal ' f Lieutenant ' lovi rnor Moln-
ncs by Sir Wilfred Laurlcr, Sir
licnrlJoly has been appointed In his
place. No fin thcr additions can be
made ol i resent t i Premier Duns
miiir's cabinet, bill it is thought Mc*
Bride, of Di wdncy, will bo made
ci minis loi r of 1 md ■ and works and
It, l-'. Grcci Hoi ee. the mini iter, i f
.1. M. McGregor came back losl
nighl from' Lardeau, when he was
Biirvcylng tho  Empire  group.    1 e
foun | the Rti iv ' o di ep i i finish his
h,   ' will ■..'  In again next month,
Several small deals are pending in
this vicinity.
The option on the Two Friends expires on July 1
Locations and assessments continue
to roll in to the record ofliee.
Dave Sutherland is doing assess-
v.ient work at the head of the lake.
Six men aroemployed on the Tam-
erac, Tho property is looking well
tois week.
Nothing definite is yet known as to
when work shall commence on Cuu
Lemon creek road.
A. McDonald has located a fraction
between tho Iron Horse and United
Empire, on Ten Mile.
A fineshowinj; of ore is reported on
tho Xeepawa. Ten .Mile, in the shaft
being sunk on thc vein.
The had on the Iteglna has been
Stripped in a number of places, showing some high grade ore.
A few more men have been put to
work on the Enterprise.   J. Roberts,
of Silverton, is the new foreman.
IT. A. Hicks went to New Denver
this week to do assessment work on
the Mary Durham,on Goat mountain.
Percy Dickenson and his expert,
il. T. Kingsbury, exported the Iron
il -rse. and Neepawa, on Ten Mile,
this week.
L. A. Thurston went up to the
Queen City group, Trout creek, this
week to get things In shape for immediate development.
J. M. Williams, manager of the
Chapleau, purposes going to Victoria
to endeavor to pet a go/eminent
grant towards the Lemon creek road.
D. Weir, D. McPherson.D.McCuaig
and Pete Llndqulst went up the
creek Wednesday to work on the
Young Hear group, in the Bondholder
Under Win. Harrington's management, the development on tho V &
M group is making most satisfactory-
progress. A good showing of ore i.->
In sight.
"Work will commence next week on
the Butte, on the north fork of Ten
Mile. It is owned by M. Murphy nnd
C. B. Taylor nnd is one of the best
properties in the camp,
AngUB McLean wns down from the
rr* »u Horse, Ten Mile, on Wednesday.
The winzo is now down 20 leet, with
ll Inches of ore exposed. There are
-evi I'ul tons of mineral on the dump.
Harry Gibson uncovered a promising showing oi ore a few days agd on
lhe Premier, Dayton creek. TllCfO
arc three lends on the properly, each
wit ha fair sprinkling of mineral. The
main vein, where the last shewing
was met, is bi ven feet wide.
inn, ill modioli Return*.
The recount of ballots cast in tho
Sluc.-in riding in the recent elections
was completed at Kaslo on Friday
by returning officer Dncksteader.
The official figures arc: Green, 039;
Kane, 170; Keen, 373.
Harry Mclntyre, assistant superintendent of C, P, li telegraphs, is In
charge of the work gang which arrived here yesterday, having strung
a now wire from  Nelson this week.
From here to Denver  along the hike
will be the hardest stretch  to cover.
Paronls are requested to romembe?
the public examination  at the school
next Friday. TERROR IN CHINA
THK <iKU  LKUlSLVri'ltK.
If   I"
Government Approves Crusade Against
nrmtx-r*. Kl«*< iwl*   » ilh   Parly AWIIU-
•Ion*   **n • "-il' ol R'urlii-n.
The   following   candidates  have
been elected,   according  to  the returns received so far:
Riding.   Winning Cand'te.    Party.
Alberni Doubtful	
B, A-oc-ted Fr~ Comox.   . . A.  Mount* ... .Turner
Cas>iar.... Doubtful	
New York. June   12.—A London   ^^^        A,   g.   Rogers  ...Con
correspondent of the Tribune   says j      1(       j    ]*unter ("on
London has been severed  tempera- | chilliwack C. Munro.  , . .Govt
rilv from communication with two
centers of the most interesting news
—Pekin and Pretoria. The Boxers,
like the Boers, have cut the wires,
and Tien Tsin and Taku have not
known with precision what was
happening at Pekin, where the imperial government is censuring the
!Cowichan..C. H. Dickie.   .Turner
Delta   John Oliver Gov
Dewdney R-   McBride Con
Esquimau.. C. E. Poolcy ..Turner
" ;W. H. 11 ay ward. Turner
East Lillooet. .J D Prentice. ... Ind
West Lillooet.A W Smith. .Turner
N.E. Kootenay* • .— Wells Ind
regular troops   for   offering   re*«*   g.E. Kootenay. .E C.   Smith.. Gov
tance to the rebels and complimen- J slocan      RF Green Prpv
ting   the fanatical mobs   for   their   Ross|anti Smith  Curtis..'. .Gov
patriotism and public spirit in killing foreigners and burning their
The force of over 2000 marines
which left Tien Tsin on Sunday in
three trains is believed to have
reached the capital in safety. The
presence of this force was urgently
needed, lor the dowager empress
has dropped all pretence and is in
open sympathy with the enemies of
missionaries and foreigners, and all
the mission properly al Pekin is
menaced with the fate of the American station at Tung Chau, where
the buildings were destroyed and
the native Christians murdered by
the soldiers commissioned to protect them. It is the story ol Armenia repeated in Pekin. All
Christian converts and foreigners at
the capital are at the rcy of the
mob, as well as the regular soldiers,
unless marines from 31 ships of war
can protect them.
The great powers are co-operating in a determined effort to protect foreign interests in China.
Reports that Russian troops have
crossed the frontier and that 6000
men from the garrison at Port Arthur are preparing to go to Pekin
under an arrangement agreed upon
by the European powers are not
fully confirmed.
BKVOM Tiois in   mi vi.
Thi- People l»rlv<- oul TH»»iiiunrlr*. nu.l
« iHiiinr lor u New P.niperor.
I By At»ociat«d Preaa.
London, June n. — A special dispatch from Tien Tsin says it is
reported that the dowager empress
has fled to the Russian legation ;it
A special dispatch to the Associated Press from Pekin, under date
of June g, says:
"The situation is growing steadily more alarming. The missionary
compounds were all abandoned
yesterday evening. Forty American* and English missionaries are
gathered at the American Methodist
mission, surrounded by 300 native
pupils, whom it was impossible to
send to their homes. They are
waiting, with a few revolvers and
guarded by ten American marines,
for reinforcements to take them to
the coast.
"Missionaries who returned from
the country to the east say the populace are asserting that thev must
have a new emperor."
the enemy, they will be at America
siding tomorrow at 8 a. m. General Knox moved oul from Kroonstad to intercept the enemy. Full
particulars later."
A « rn|> ol' Boer Lie*
London, June 12.—A plentiful
crop of Boer reports have been filtering through Lorenzo Marques.
According to these Gen. Dewet with
13,000 burghers is marching on Johannesburg, the Boers have retaken Bloemfontein, where President
Steyn again occupies the presidency, the British have se tained a severe defeat at Elandsfontein, and
have lost 750 killed and wounded
and 150 prisoners in a fight at
TUi- P»<-U About 11.
Nothing from any source lends
color to these stories, with the exception of the last, which is probably the Boer version of the disaster
to the militia batallion of the Derbyshire regiment at Roodeval. In
regard to President Steyn being at
Bloemfontein, a dispatch from Maseru, Basutoland, dated June 11,says
President Steyn was then at Vrede,
200 miles from Bloemfontein.
Gen. Buller seems to be makiiv*
substantial progress and ought
soon to possess the railroad at
Charlestown.in the northern extremity of Natal, whence presumably he
will advance 011 Heidelberg and effect a junction with Lord Roberts.
Joliiiuue*k*iirg Police Yield.
A dispatch from Lichtenberg,
dated June 11, says 60 Johannesburg mounted policemen with a
Maxim gun have surrendered to
Gen. Hunter.
Ilinf Tli 1-011 sli Swaziland
A probable explanation of the reports that a British force is moving
through Swaziland comes in a dispatch from Port Elizabeth, dated
June 11, announcing the return of
the British cruiser Doris from Koosi
bay, where she has taken a number
of whale boats with the object of
landing an armed force, presumably
part of a plan to penetrate into
Swaziland. The Boers, however,
got wind of the expedition and the
force was not landed.
  OapeCal-Inet «'ri»l»
According  to  a   Capetown   dis-
The British General Emearaped   Be- j patch the cabinet crisis continues.
it is alleged that, should Premier
Schreiner secede from the bond, as
he pretends, his action would place
the bond in the minority in the assembly. Mr. Schreiner has accepted the resignations of J. X. Merri-
mao, treasurer, and J. W. Auei,
commissioner of public works.
Among the members of the yeomanry killed at Lindley was W. T.
Power, proprietor of the Canyon
ranch in North Texas and son of
Sir W. T. Power.
Nelson. .   . John Houston .... Prov
Revelstoke — Taylor   Con
Nanaimo...   Ralph Smith   ..Labor
N. Nanaimo.W W B Mclnnes.Gov
S. Nanaimo. .Doubtful   	
New Weslmins'tr.  J C Brown.Gov
Richmond T Kidd Prov
Victoria... J H Turner — Turner
"      111) Helmcken..     "
"      ......  R Hall          "
" ..A E McPhillips.. "
" North. .. J Booth.... "
"     South. .D M Eberts..    "
Vancouver. ...  J Martin Gov
" ....!! Gilmour. . .      "
'•        .. ..J F Garden... , Con
,.R   G    Tatlow..     "
. D Murphy. . . .Turner
Price Eilison Con
de... • F J  Fulton... .Con
Turnerites 12
Conservatives    8
Provincial    •  3
Independent 2
Labor    1
West Vale.
East Yale..
Total Opposition.
yond Volksrust.
ll Hull! Illlo a IMii-Ii   and   -Ml   I'umrii*
Kent are Injured
By Auociated Preaa.
St. Louis, Mo., June 12.—A
special to the Globe-Democnil from
Spokane, Wash., says:
"Meagre particulars have reached here to the effect that the Great
Northern east-bound passenger
train, which left here yesterday,
was derailed at Summit, Mont., at
an early hour this morning. It is
supposed the accident was the result of a broken rail. Two engines
and four coaches are reported to
have gone into the ditch. A score
or more of passengers are injured,
but none killed outright. Among
the severely injured is Frank O.
Gantor, Winnipeg."
There are still two or three revolutions in progress in Spanish America, but they do not attract any
more attention than lynchings in
the South.
By  Associated  Preue.
London, June 12.—9:12 p.   m—
The war office has issued the following from Gen. Buller to  the   secretary of war:
"Joubert's farm, June 12.—3:15
p. m. — Encamped four miles north
ot Volksrust.
"Laings Nek and Majuba were
completely evacuated by the Boers
last night. Gen. Clery, from Ingo-
go, is now coming over the Nek. I
have had to camp here for want of
"A correct list of yesterday's casualties will be sent as soon as secured.
Kiilli-r laki*. Another I'm on.
London, June 12—10:10 a. m.—
The war office posts the following
dispatch from General Buller.
"Headquarters in Natal, June 1 1.
We forced Alrnondsek to day. It
is not marked on the map, but is
the last defile to Charlestown flats.
The enemy were in considerable
force with <*everal guns in position.
The brupt of the fighting fell upon
the Second Dorsets, who carried
the position at the point of the bayonet, and the third cavalry brigade,
who also heavily attacked on our
right from a very broken country
round Iketini mountain. 1 hope
our casualties are less than 100,
which, considering the extreme
length of the position, is much less
than I expected.
"The whole attack was directed
by Milliard, whose dispositions
were extremely good.
"The artillery, tenth brigade and
third cavalry brigade did the mosl
of the work."
Hoer* III Orange lllu-i Colon*, lli'lriitcil
The war office has received the
following dispatch from Kelly-
"Bloemfontein, June tl.* -Our
troops from the north are al Hon-
ingspruit (south of Roodeval, where
the Boers cut the British lines of
communication).      Having defejted
Roberts Attacks General Botha in Force
Near Pretoria.
By Aaaociated  Preaa.
London, June 13.—A lengthy
dispatch forwarded to the war office
by Major General Knox from Kroonstad, presumably sent there by messenger, reads as follow*:
"Kroonstad, June 12.—We have
been requested to forward you from
Lord Roberts the following dispatch
from Pretoria residency at 8:30 a.
m. today:
"Pretoria, June 12.- Pretoria
and lohannesburg a-re perfectly
quiet and several of the inhabitants
have expressed gratitude for thc
peace and order which prevails.
"After surrendering the city,
Botha retired to a place about 15
miles east of the Middleburg road.
He had a small force at first, but
during the last few days his numbers increased and his being so near
the town kept up the excitement in
the country, prevented the burghers
from laying down their arms and
interfered with the collection of
supplies. It, therefore, became
necessary to attack him. This I
did yesterday.
"He held a very strong position
practically unassaible in front,
which enabled him to place thc
main portion of his troops on his
Hanks which he knew   from   former
experience were his vulnerable
parts. I sent French w th Porter's
and Dixon's cavalry brigades and
Hutton's mounted infantry round by
our left, and Ian Hamilton with
Broadwood's and Gordon's cavalry-
brigades, Ridley's mounted infantry
and Bruce Hamilton's infantry
around by our right.
I nm|.nl on Krouud Tliey won
"Both columns met with great
opposition. At about 3 p. m. 1 saw-
two of Hamilton's infantry battalions advancing to what appeared to
be the key to the enemy's defense
on their left flank. This was almost gained before dark and I ordered the force to bivouac on the
ground they had won.
"Pole-Care w with his division
occupied our center. As 1 have explained, he could not attack, but he
gradually advanced so as to support
Ian Hamilton and, when I left the
field, he was on the line held by the
enemy's outposts in the morning.
Ilillll ill llrlilllf IIihiI
"I hurried back to get news of
Methuen's movements. On hearing
that the Free Staters had taken advantage of our crossing the Vaal to
interrupt our line of communication, 1 ser.t Kitchener with such
troops as I could then spare to
Vredefort with orders to push south
and communicate with Methuen,
who 1 knew had a very compact
force in the vicinity of Heilbron. I
also dispatchecTa special messenger
toJMethuen, instructing him to push
on at all speed to the main line of
"These two officers met at
Vredefort road station on tlie evening ot June 10. They marched yesterday to Rhenoster river, where
Methuen gained a complete victory
over Dewet and took possession of
his camp and scattered his troops
in all direction. He and Kitchener
marched today towards  Kroonstad.
No Fear lor Ibe Army
"Her majesty's government need
have no apprehension as to the security of the army in South Africa.
The enemy gained a slight success,
which was unfortunate, but which
will be remedied very shortly, and
it will not take long to repair the
damage done to the railway. As
these diversions are all in existence
1 am now able to hold the line between this and Rhenoster in
strength. Methuen will arrange to
guard it onward as he advances.
Ilnnli*r"» nnd Hull* r'« MfMNI
"Hunter   should be  at   Potdief-
stroom today. He will then move
on Johannesburg. We have COtlt*-
municated with Buller, who will no
doubt soon make the pi cm rus of
his force in the field felt.
"Our losses yesterday were not,
I trust, serious, but I deplore thc
death of that gallant soldier, the
Earl of Airlie. The only other casualties reported as yet are: Seventeenth lancers—Major the Hon. Lionel Fortescue and Lieut, the Ilou.
C. Cavendish, both killed."
Gen. Knox adds that Kroonstad
is quite safe.
I,n»»r» In Hi 1 . nl I Il:IiI>.
London, June 13.—The following dispatch has been received at
the war office from   Lord   Roberts:
"Katsbosch, June 12.— In yesterday's engagements Methuen had
1 killed and 18 wounded. Among
the latter is Lieut. C. Farle, of the
Twelth battalion of Yeomanry
On June 7, the Derbyshire militia
lost 36 killed and 104 wounded, all
of whom were in the yeomanry hospital, which was captured by the
Boers and retaken by Methuen."
Huller larrylnu all llelori- lllm
London, June 13.-—General Midler is rapidly fulliilling Lord Roi
erts' hope that he will make his
forces felt. A dispatch from Joubert's farm, under todays date, announced the continuation of Buller's successful march, the occupation of VolksTust without opposition
and the capture of a number of
prisoners while the Boer casualties
yesterday arc reported to have been
very heavy.
A special dispatch from Capetown reports that thc Boers recently captured a train at Smalldeel and
destroyed   two   miles  ol   the   lines.
But  subsequent dispatches   show
that General Hunter routed all the
Boers in that neighborhood
Cape < iiliiii. 1 Orlerlli
At the Cape Ihe ministerial uisis
continues.     Ihe Times correspond-
ent cihle that,though the announcement of the resignation   of Messrs.
Tewater, Saner   and   Merriam   was! 	
premature,   it   seems   certain   that ;
they win do so and it is not likely ^\m Carrries Off Swarms of Starv-
the whole ministry will resign, a so
lution of the difficulty being possibly found by the progressives lending Premier Schreiner two members
to fill vacant seats in the cabinet.
ing Victims.
London, June 12.—The famine in
 , India grows worse.    The Stardanl's
HcviftedHi-ttirii*. from victoria       ! Simla correspondent, in a mail  let.
Vancouver, June 12.—The follow-1ter, siys:
ing correct   returns   from the elec- '     "It  would   be   rash   to  assume
tions have been received: j from   the   almost   stationary  relief
Victoria city--Helmcken,    1668; figures that the corner wtyj soon he
Hall, IS97J  Turner,   1532; McPhil-  turned.    So  devastating  has been
lips,    14.1i);   Martin, 1332;   Brown, I the cholera outbreak,  so  enormous
12.V1; Yates, 1233; Beckwith, 1154  1 the mortality and so blind   the  tor-
The actual vote was   2,994, w'ln   r<--r inspired by the black death, that
48 rejected   ballots,   leaving   2,1146  the famine relief camps   in   Bombay
actual   count.    Plumpers—Martin,   presidency, which contained  thou*,.
37; Yates,   1;  Brown, 3; Beckwith,   amis oi workers, melt away and are
1; Turner, 9; McPhillips, 6; Helnie-  left empty in the course of a  couple
ken, 6j Hall, 5. of days.    Starving though they be,
cliffe, 73.
ihe people prefer to fly to their own
homes and to die rather than to tlie
rather than to remain in the famine
Prohibition bills  have been intre-  relief camps, where   the  cholera is
duced in the   legislatures   of  Man';-   killing   a   hundred   workers   daily.
toba   and    Prince   Edward    Island.   Terrible stories come from Donad."
,      ,,         ,                                1 .    i- lhe     Standard's     correspondent
In    Manitoba    it    is  proposed to h- ...                  .          *    .
'     ' says mortality   estimates   are   mac-
cense only druggists to sell by re- curate    unnumbered dead bodies
tail, but others may   keep   alcohol   -,re polluting streams and spreading
for scientific   purposes.    There will  contagion.
be a large increase 111 the number ol       «»»_ _""   7       7~~        ~~\   ' ,.  .. ,
h W omen have been   made   eligible
scientific   experiments as to   the ef-   to sit us aldermen and councillors ol
feet Of alcohol on the  human   body,   t le London boroughs.
Election Returns Up to Date.
'Ihe following table shows the total vote cast in the election for each
candidate, except in Cassiar and South Nanaimo, where the figures are
not to hand, and in Alberni and Last Yale, where the returns are not
quite complete. The vote of the missing polling places in the two
latter ridings will not, however, change the result. The additional returns given today are from Richmond, Comox, Chilliwack, Alberni and
Bast Vide.
Thonir-,un. 1 U. Com	
o;   '
McPhse, 1, Go*.*	
Muunie. A, Turn
Sr.ihles, J.   iiov	
Clifford, C W. Cons	
Rogers. S A, 'Ions
Hunt*-, li Com           ...
Kin'.h.nit.     I'ruv
Mur.iv '    ',i,  .  .
Ashwtu. <• K. i
Wilder. \ S,   liH
i tu i   .'■   Oo».
ii  ■.,-. (. II.   rtirn
in.I.I \   i
n      I, Go
i. rrjr, 1 w   Com
Foi .:■ i. 1 vs.  I'r-.-.
1)1    '     ■-.!   1     I
Whuilui!   1     1 •
McBride. R,   1-ms
1 M A 1 1    i
rraMr, II. Go"l
BiunUon, '■.  Goi
Pooley, I  R, 'I urn
Itayward, W II. Turn
HUJglna H W, Iml.	
,11,,  K,    lil'l
Prentice, 1 I'. Ind....
1. II. Mini'1   W   i
|.o( hore, \, '•"*
Smith, A w. Turn
Skinner, R It.   In.i
Kiini UNAS  N 1'.
Burnett, P, Go* , .
Aini*ilriiiiK.    ('oil*
Well*     Ind.
KimlT.NA*.   S !■•    1
Smith, BC, <;•'*
Co»tlgan. ,1 K. Com.
K.-lhr. G,   li"'-'       	
Kti n. 1. Com
lirec-n. K 1".  Prov
Curlift. S, Go*,
i ■
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27 '
52 "
21 ill
Macrae, A   Gov                  355
Taylor,   ions	
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144 '
Mi Kiii'iicI, G,  t.'nn-.
Smith, R,  Lab       	
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Mi Innw, w W li. Gov,
iii\,icn. 1,  Turn
n * i,.J.  Lab.
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Punamulr, 1.   I dm
lie   I.   1 ib.
Brown. 1 C,  'i">   	
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K    v\ ,11.  1).    Iml
VVilklMon. M II.  i mi-.
KJdd, 1    Iml
\ li foRIA cm    i
Martin, 1.  Goi .
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Beckwith, 1 I.,   ilov ,
Helrai ken  n >>   Tarn
ll.iii. K,  Turn
i  17
ii i'i
Mi l-hiliii-. A E,     turn
\ HillKIA N   i
Whit*. 1 J.  Go'
ll'llllll,  J.      1 Min
Robertson, II I..   Iml
S,ini;-|.r. (,.   Go •
EberU. 1) M.   Turn.,
\ AM nl \ 1 K CITY     1
Martin. 1.  Gov
Mi 1 lllL'l'll,   1,     1 ill. .
1    'I.'
1 \<>1
Ml I'I"T-nli.   R.    dm
Wood, \N ll.  Com
11 '
Cultnll, l- r.    Prov      .    .
Wllllama, P,   I ab
Mel lain, w,  --.K   ....
1.1   hi, 1,   Lab.
. J;
'. \i K U   i
liii-i,e. i, W,   Gov	
Murphy, i>.   Ind
rVALEB   i
l-.lll-.iili, l\     Inns   ,      .
\ A LE N   i
Palmer. A 1   Gov.    ..
Pulton, l*' |.  Com
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'i ihe pi." 1 to heai from.
lin."iii| i le.
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Expected Result of Impending Close of
the Boer War.
(Cable Letter, by Associated Press.)
London, June <■).—To all intents
and purposes the South African
war, so far as the average Britisher
is concerned, is over. With the
exception of the possible capture of
President Kruger and the homecoming of Lord Roberts, his calendar of probabilities contains noth-
inty of interest. Already China is
becoming a keen rival of South
Africa the burning question of the
day. The capture of soo members
of the imperial yeomanry, which a
few months ago would have thrown
the nation into a fit of despondency,
has passed comparatively unnoticed.
The work ot stamping out the rebellion, for such, according to thc
British point of view, is the nature
of the opposition now encountered,
is too prosaic and too common in the
annals of thc British army to merit
the absorbing attention hitherto
bestowed on each detail of the sanguinary struggle.
.".''What shall we do with il?" is
far more the topic ot the hour than
speculation regarding the expenditure in lives and money that seem
likely to ensue before the pacification of the Boers shall be accomplished. Large numbers of enquiries lire daily made in London anent
the prospects of the undeveloped
crown lands of Natal, while the
rich resources of the Transvaal and
Orange River colony form the basis
of frequent articles. Before many
months shall have passed the steamship companies plying to and from
South Africa, the companies connected with the development of that
portion of the globe and others
equally interested and well informed
. look for a large and steady emigration of trained British agiiculturlsts
and others to fields on which the
blood of Briton and Boer is scarcely
dry. All the letters from the front
indicate an increasing desire on the
part oi a large proportion oi the
irregular and colonial forces to
settle down on this fertile land.
The British high commissioner,
Sir Alfred Milner, it is learned,
• is devoting his whole attention to evolving a scheme of
civil government applicable to the
Orange River colony and the Transvaal and relying to no little extent
upon the influence of the British
settlers to pxercise it. Thc commissioner is in constant comniirni-
caton with the secretary of stale
for the colonies, Right Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain, who has got the
forces of the colonial ofliee hard at
work on the problem, though the
keen sighted officials believe the
day is still far distant when the
military administrators will be able
to hand over the reins of government in safety to the civil authorities. The contingency oi President
Kruger's still undefeated lorce scoring a victory of consequence over
Lord Roberts is generally regarded
as so remote as to be scarcely
worth mentioning.
Itronit  force  Attack*   Holier!**.'  Com-
iiimili ttitoit- Near Krooiimlatl
London June 9.—General Fores-
tier-Walker cables to the war ofliee
from Capetown, under date oi
June 8, as follows:
•'Kelly Kennv at Bloemfontein
reports that thc telegraph has been
cut at Roodtval, north of Kroonstad, by a body of Boers, estimated
to be 2000 strong, with six field
guns. He is sending stiong reinforcements to Kroonstad and I
am reinforcing from Cape Colony,
1 hope the interruption will be only
' temporary."
ment ensued and the leader of the
government, unable to restore order, called upon the speaker to
take the chair to quell the disturbance. Several members were on
the floor of the house ordering each
other to sit down, when the spectators in the gallery arose in great
iii-nili Ho in lid > 1 ii- < olllxlou
Woodstock, Ont., June 9.—
A. B. Miller, pastor of Eastwood
Methodist church, is dead, as a result of blood poisoning due to a
bicycle accident on the Queen's
birthday. Deceased collided with
another cyclist while descen ling a
TO HAVE liiii'liir. I'llinihMliT.
u IiiiIsih Hi >   ■•<-< 11 in    imitation  t» 11
War Celebration ill Detroit.
Windsor, Ont., June 9.—Members of the Canadian club in Detroit are anxious to have a big
body of Windsorites participate in
thc monstet celebration of the defeat of the Spaniards by the United
States, to beheld in Detroit shortly,
but the attitude of certain Detroit-
ers in pulling down the L'nion Jack
the other day so enraged the committee who had the arrangements
in hand that J. W. Drake, the master of ceremonies, has informed
Major Rothwell, oi the Canadian
club, Detroit, that Windsor people
are possessed of the idea that the
British flag would again be insulted,
if they carried it, and they say they
don't want to run any chances and
will stay at home.
Drifting Begins on the Seventh in the
War Eagle.
|io r run: in i». i<:. i. hoi si:.
I'kar^c* A|ralii»l < iiinniliilt* Kill' I pun
I ticonljoHiiblc  I I'nuir.
: Charlottetown, 1'. K. I., June9.—
Yesterday afternoon's session of the
legislature eclipsed all previous
records for scenes of disorder,due lo
the opposition accusing Cummisky,
of the government side ol having
miiapproprialed the poor fund of
his district. Cummisky denied the
•yhurge, whereupon   a   healed argu-
A11MraIlium Who Will Plulil liifSoiilli
Atrica   Under t'arrlnsjlou
Sydney, April 25.— Another contingent of Australian bushmen,
several hundred strong, has just
left Sydney for South Africa, and
within the next lew days the contingents from the other colonies will
also be on their way thither says a
Sydney, N. S. W., letter to the
Montreal Herald. The total
strength oi the imperial bushmen's
regiment will be over 2,500, which
could easily have been increased to
10,000. In fact, a reserve force of
nearly 2,000 men has been formed
from the mass ol disappointed volunteers.
The troops will land at Beira,
and, under the command of Sir
Frederick Carrington, form a kind
of armed police 011 the northern and
northwestern bordeis of the Transvaal. Most oi the officers are
Australian-born, many being well
to do professional men, and not a
few celebrities in the colonial world
of sport. All are good bushmen
and excellent rideis. The rapidity
with which they have become trans-
ormed into a regular military force
constitutes another argument in
favor oi a citizen soldier system.
The khaki uniforms are of a
darker shade than those of previous contingents, and consequently
less conspicuous at a distance, ll
looks as if il were destined to seal
thc fate of scarlet and other brilliantly colored uniforms, save for
official or parade purposes, a change
which it has taken the imperial
authorities over a century to effect.
The growth of the military spirit
in Australia has largely affected the
national sports, many of the leading colonial turfmen, cricketers,
football players and experts at other
sports being now in South Africa.
There has, however, been a large
increase in the number of rifle clubs,
and il is estimated that by the e.ul
ol the year Ihe number ol men
capable of bearing arms in the
seven colonies will be over too,000,
exclusive ot school cadets.
The experiment ol training Ihe
senior cadets as mounted infantry
has proved successful, and it is proposed, alter lhe .return of the various colonial troops from South
Africa, to h ive periodical exercises
in thc art of defending hills, mountain   passes  and   other natural ob-
A contract has been let for running the drifts on the seventh level
of the War Fagle mine and work
was started yesterday. After a
drift has been run a short distance
east, crosscuts will be made north
and south to tap both veins.
Another party ol contractors will
begin sinking the main shaft from
the seventh level tomorrow. The
diamond drill has been taken down
to that level to do some crosscut-
Work continues on the fifth level
in the upraise and on the west drift
on the north vein. thi the sixth
level drifts are being run west on
the south vein and east on the north
vein. The upraise on the south
vein also continues.
The new hoist is working well
and all the dirt is now raised to the
main shaft house, the auxiliary
hoist on the second level having
been laid off.
Plans are being prepared for the
new ore bins to be erected adjoining
the shaft house. They will provide
a much larger number of pockets of
smaller size than the old ones, ad-
milting ot a better classification
of ore.
The station on the fourth level of
the Centre Star is being timbered
preparatory to the resumption of
sinking, which will take place sometime this month. During the next
ten days drifting both ways from the
shaft on this level will be started.
The crosscut tunnel on the first level
has connected with the raise for the
second level and the tunnel is being
continued as a drift west on the
ledge. It is in high grade ore for
the lull face and a crosscut is likely
to reveal a still greater widtn.
ended the Matabele war by managing to trek and shoot the great native Witch Doctor in a cave amongst
the hills. Burnham is a square-set,
wiry, medium-sized man of 30, with
light b'ue-grey eyes. His senses of
sight, smell and hearing are acutely
trained and highly developed, as
much so almost as a slcuilihound.
Tobacco he abjures, as it is calculated to impair his faculties for tracking. Like an Australian aborigine,he
is guided by sense of smell as much
as by sight. An onion, a negro and
a Boer are all alike to him, easily
recognizable in the dark or if blindfolded, Many a time has he saved
his own and others' lives by his
exquisite sense   of scent.     Perhaps
r Wins a Race with Boers
Possession of a Pass.
Loudon, June 11. —10:30 a. m,—
The following report from ticneral
Buller has been issued by the war
"Headquarters in Natal, June 11.
The force concentrated on the Klip
river al its junction with lhe Gans-
vlei last night.    We   anticipated at
thai defile a force of .the enemy
this is not so wonderful as it seems, j about 3°0° 'strong, who had, 1
for a negro kraal and a Boer camp | think, intended to occupy it and
are equally odoriferous. I could | wl*« retreated as soon as our heavy
myself undertake, were the wind in guns opened lire, which were very
the right quarter, to tell where smartly brought into action by
either was more than a bow shot oil. MaJ01' M**>'> of llie R()>'al artillery,
But Burnham goes beyond that inland Captain lones, of the Royal
niceties of distinction, even to the
presence of thc unwashed, itinerant,
solitary dweller upon thc veldt. He
fell into the Boers' hands through
an accident at Koorn Spruit. As a
prisoner he witnessed the whole
action, and ultimately, having heard
the officers' story of tlie light, gave
navy. The South African Light
Horse and second cavalry brigade
were smartly engaged while covering our left front. Our casualties
.ire about six killed and seven
more iiiiii-s sinii'iiilir
Veotersdorp, June 11.—Twohun-
the Boers the slip upon the road to j dred ,ltui fifty Boers have surrender
Winburg and returned  into  Bloem
Persons interested in war news
may now "roll up the map oi South
Africa" and spread out the map ol
China.—Toronto Globe.
ed to General Hunter and the
remainder in this district have promised to give up their fight.
Heavy LiOMHM at lloodcval
London, |une 11.--Lieut.-Gen.
Sir Frederick Forestier-WSIker, in
command ofthe lines of communication in South Africa, reports:
"Capetown, .ftrne It. — Sunday—
The following telegram has been received from Charles Knox, Kroonstadt: The following casualties re-
Latest Returns Confirm His  Complete | ported from Roodeval June 7, have
head house. This is for temporary
use until the new hoist is installed.
Since this was completed, the supply
of ore cars has not been sufficient to
make up the ground lost and for
this reason the hoist has only been
run on the day shift.
The first carload of ,second-clas3
ore lor the Trail smelter is being
loaded today at the Le Roi. Further shipments to Trail will be made
until the capacity of the Northport
smelter is increased sufficiently to
meet the increased output of or«
from the B. A. C, mines.
The two batteries of boilers at
the Black Bear plant are ready for
steam, furnishing 600 horse-power.
Good headway is being made with
the installation of the compressor,
all of which has arrived except one
carload. The foundations for the
new hoist are ready for the capstones and will be finished in a
couple of days. The collar sets of
timbers are in on the five-compartment shaft, which is being enlarged
to full size and timbered. Work
commenced today on the preparations for the erection of a new head-
frame. The ore bins at the railroad
terminal on the Black Bear ground,
with a capacity of 1000 tons, are
well along.
Orders have been placed with the
Link Belt Machinery Company
of Chicago for the conveying machinery for the new sorting plant,
which is the last of the new machinery equipment. It will consist
ot three long traveling tables, from
which ihe sorters will pick the
waste as it passes.
DEFENCE oi'- iinuiiM
Nearly 1000 Men to He moblltMd Here
in July
On the first two days in next
month Victoria is to witness the
mobilization in this   city   of all   the
By  Associated   Press.
Vancouver, B. C, June 11.—So
far returns complete have been received from 35 constituencies out
of 29.
Esquimalt gives two opposition,
Victoria City lour opposition and
Vancouver city two government and
two opposition.
Cowicban, Comox, North Victoria, South Victoria, Dewdney,
North Vale, West Vale, Last Vale,
Revelstoke, Slocan, Nelson, North
Hist  Kootenay,   Lillooet   Fast  and
Canadian coast forces for   the   pur
pose of manning the fortresses  and | Lillooet    West     return   opposition
otherwise participating   in   the   de
fense of this port.
It is expected that nearly 1000
men will take part in the exercises,
which will be a practical exemplification of how lhe British naval base
and the provincial capital would be
defended by land forces in the event
of an invasion. This will be quite
apart from and supplementary to
the operations of lhe navy.
The details, while probably known
to those in authority, are not yet
divulged, but it is understood that
the plan emanated from the department at Ottawa, with the co-opera-
lion, doubtless, of the war office.
The corps which will take part will
include the Royal Engineers and
sub-marine mining corps, the Royal
Garrison artillery, A company R. C.
R., the Fifth regiment C. A. and the
Sixth rifles of Vancouver.
The expense ot transporting the
troops will he borne by the department of militia and defense. The
artillery will man the guns, while
the rifles will act as auxiliaries, and
the engineers in their regulation ca
The manoeuvers arc expected to
torm a practical lesson iu defensive-
warfare, while lhe brigading of I
militia with regulars is expected to
have a beneficial influence on both.
— Victoria Times.
candidates, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
North Nanaimo, New Westmin-
ter, Chilliwack, Helta, Rossland
and Southeast Kootenay return
government supporters.
South Nanaimo, Alberni, Richmond and Cassiar are not complete.
Richmond may go government, but
the others are considered certain to
be in the opposition ranks when returns are all in.
Aiioiin's i.iiii-i Crime.
Vancouver World,
Alfred Austin's poem on the relief of Mafeking is an outrage that
deserves condign punishment. This
man is no more fit to wear the mantle of Tennyson than the ass in   the
been received  from   Stonham,*COm-
mander of the Imperial Yeomanry
hospital, dated Rhenoster River,
June 8, received here by flag of
truce June 10. The fourth hatallion
of the Derbyshire regiment (the
Sherwood Foresters): Killed—Lieut.
Colonel Baird Douglas and Lieut.
Hawlev, and 15 of the rank and file;
wounded —Col. Wilkinson, Capt.
Bailey, Lieuts. Hall, Lawder and
Blanchard, and ^9 of the rank and
file. The Shropshire light infantry
one, Cape Pioneer railway regiment,
seven; ammunition party, royal
marines and imperial telegraph, one
each; post office corps, one.
"Stonham reports that many were
severely wounded and the remainder oi the fourth Derbyshire and
I details c>l prisoners, except six oi
the rank and file, arc in his camp.
All Ihe wounded are in the camp
lately occupied by the fourth Derbyshire. Enquiries are being made
us to the names."
11 is inferred that the Boers captured 500 men and as late as June
10 held positions cutting ofl the
British forces north oi Kroonstad
from reinforcements.
Another dispatch from Gen. For-
estier-Walker is as follows:
Hclliiicn III  a  Maul   Klulit
"Capetown,   June   10,   Sunday—
Mclnnes Expected to Call on J.CBrown
to Form Ministry.
fable the lion's skin.   Those wretch- I Kelly-Kenny    reports   from  Bloetn-
ed verses would disgrace a   boy   of j fontein this  morning that Methuen,
14. The attempts to get a rhyme
are simply excruciating, and arouse
the same murderous instincts, even
in the heart of the mildest man,
that are provoked by a bad pun.
Austin should be suppressed by act
oi parliament, or sent to an asylum.
War IHedula Arc llciuly.
There has been   great   complaint
in  this country
because   the   war
with the greater part of his division,
was lighting early in the morning
of fune 8, 10 miles south of lleil-
bron, where Colville was reported
lobe with tho Highland brigade.
Methuen left Lindley June 5 with
ample supplies for himself and Colville, leaving Paget to hold Lindley with a sufficient force and supplies. Kelly-Kenny has ordered
Knox to press on the enemy's outposts, believing the enemy'*,
strength lo he exaggerated."
M.ll TIIIIOI Ml   OK    rill'.    WAH
llu 111I111111   the   American   Rcotlt   Willi
1... ni Roberta' Force
Bennet Burleigh writes to the
London Daily Telegraph from
"One of the unique experiences at
Koorn Spruifwas that of Mr.   F. R.
stacles to the inland advance of an I Burnham,   the   famous   American
invader. | scout,    lie came   here   recently on
the invitation  of  Lord -Roberts,  to
assist   in   the  operations.    South'
Aftica knows him   well, for   he has
diets foi months alter they deserved
to wear them.      Great   Britain   has
heard of that   complaint,    and   has
anticipated the   close   oi   the    war
She has the coveted   decorations all
ready for distribution    as   soon    as
peace is declared.       The    medal    is
described as the most costly ever issued.       Il is in  the form   oi a live-
pointed star, with   a   gold   center, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
carrying a miniature   portrait oi the I the total for that  mine   tor the year
Queen, which is  surrounded    by    a   to dale   38,48
ring of bronze   bearing   the   words
"South  Aftica,"  while   lhe   ribbon
MIH'I'IM.   TO    I'll in, —
i.c ienl is rVo»i   Nendluo Ore to it.,n,
111.- III:.. Muellers.
The ore shipments from this
camp this week were again limited
to those from the l.e Roi mine.
The  total was   3005  tons,   making
John Bull to   Uncle   Sam- I   am
ahoul   through   with   my   contract,	
Sam.     Do you   waul   me  to   come   ere  now   gone   Into   battle   helping
and help   vou   to    finish    oil    those | British troops.      Perhaps he is best
pesky Filipinos?
know to the world as the man who
will be   colored    red,   while,   khaki
and blue. —Sail Lake Tribune.
This will be the second British
annexation of the Transvaal. —Toronto Telegram.
This lime il will stay annexed.
ions. This includes
a carload oi 21 tons from the I X I.
■shipped last Saturday, but not included in lasl week's figures.
Thc falling off in the l.e Roi
shipments was due in the first instance to some changes in the tram,
made necessary by the erection oi
an extra ore
I       of       500      lOlls
h  was  erected at lhe
Victoria, Jure 11.—Diligent inquiry fails to show that any action
has been taken by the lieutenant-
governor in regard to his ofliee, or
in calling upon some one to succeed
Martin. Rumor, though, is busy.
On all sides one hears thc story
that the governor has resigned.
Some say he has been dismissed,
but he and others in authority are
Mr. Seinlin and Dr. McKechnie
arrived here last night, and the cab-
inet makers on the street said there
was much in 1 his. Mr. Semlin says
he is here on business aud, beyond
this, will say nothing. Dr. McKechnie was also non-communicative. He was asked in regard to .1
rumor that Ralph Smith would be
called, and said this would not surprise him, but Smith's chances for
success were hopeless.
Many connect J. C, Brown of
Westminster with the premiership
on the strength ol the reported understanding on which he entered
the cabinet oi Martin, namely that
he would be called to form a ministry if Martin made any showing at
the elections. In well advised
quarters it is believed that the governor will taKe that action; though
prominent Liberals say that the
governor will be dismissed forthwith, Hewitt Bostock, M. P., succeeding him. Martin men say that
the premier will hang on to ofliee
until the house meets, it he is permitted to do so by the lieutenant-
Additional returns yesterday assure the election oi Wells in North
Bast Kootenay. 1 lis opponents lost
their deposits, Mr. Dunsmuir, as
expected, is elected, the returns from
Texada island not changing the results. Mr. Booth is reported elected
hy six majority. This will increase
the opposition to 18, making the
I total combination against the government 28  OUt   of   a  house of 38,
with  Alberni and Cassirr only to
hear   from.
Martin may lose another seat in
Vancouver, for Wilson's friends
have asked for a re. Hint and helieve
an impartial tally v... .him.    It
seems thai when me ''ots were
counted Saturday night, me scrutineer read OUt the results from the
-*4 boxes. There were many spoilt
and doubtful ballots and, as 12
candidates were running, the columns ol figures were numerous.
Wilson was counted four ahead of
Gilmour, then lhe reluming officer's
deputy declared he had made a mis-
lake of ten in counting Gilmour's
column and Gilmour led Wilson by
' . *
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Slocan, D; C.
FRIDAY, JUNE Bind, moo.
.Too Martin's following in thc House
has been increased to olgllt hy thc
.return of Mr. Stables in Casslftt* over
.Cupt. John Irving.
British Columbia Liberals arc rcg
isterlllfft kick early againstiHowett
Bostock becoming the next lieutenant
governor of the province.
There is a touch of the grotesque
in Hon. Mr. Becbo'a grandllcquont
cull, in the 13. C. (Jnzelle, to the
faithful legislators to foregather at
Victoria on July 5th, and tho realizn
tion ofthe worthy RontloraaU having band'Friday niglTrwasmuoh appro"
lost his deposit on June 9.
It is difficult to find a vacant house
in town.
The WMtGi-in tlie lake v>iBQ again
this week.
There are throe tousorlal parlors
now in town.
Tho Sandon lire brigade lias resigned in Q body.
Freight reoelptaattbo various lake
ports continue large.
Mrs. Blench is having 0 kitchen
added to her re^ldouco.
Frank Hick is developing some
property on Lemon creek.
D. D. lioiierison has sold his ranch
bolow the town to I'. Briteim.
Jolin Craig bus completed his con-
tract on thoOddfellows' block.
■ Wii Iter Bill I has passed the entrance
examinations from this town.
Hills fin-the 12th Of duly eelebra-
tlon here will be. out next week.
Rosebory strawberries an* on sale
hero and they are a prime article.
Dave lireinniT returned Monday
from a lengthened visit to Europe.
Sloean now boasts of more (rotting
horses than any town in the camp.
Another fortnlglit will about finish
tho-wagon  road   to  the Arlington
Few, if any, people took in the circus at Nelson yesterday from this
The short- concert  given   by the
At Ottawa it has been given oul
that the Dominion elections will not
take place before another session ol
parliament is held, notwithstanding
that preparations wen; being made
lor holding them In October. Trie
announcement may be only a blind,"
however, to throw the wicked Tories
off their guard.
Canada is in a most prosperous condition, as the trade figures issued at
Ottawa on Friday show, the total
.trade for eleven months ending May
.10 last being (823,596,000, or an increase "of $lli,.')l2,0CK) over tha same
time last year. Exports give an in
crease of $19,777,030 and imports an
increase of .fi'il.iJaj.UOO. Tin- duty
..collected was$20,615,000, or $3,615,-
0UJ over the same period last year.
By a gracious act on the part ol W.
A. Clark and F, August Heinze, two
ot the largest mine operators in Montana, many thousands ui' mine workers have been granted an eight-hour
day, with no reduction iu wages.
Ncedles3 to say this act is duly up
predated by the men, while the owners have won for themselves lasting
gratitude. Their example will suou
become thc universal law in the
As briefly announced last week
James Dunsmuir was called upon to
iorm a government on the resignation
of Hun. Joseph Martin, lie secured
jshe services of Hon. Mr. Turner ;:--
finance minister and Hon. Mr. Eberts
as attorney general. At the op|iosi-
tion caucus held in Vancouver .Monday, a majority following was guaranteed Premier Dunsmuir, so that
the House, may meet on July o am!
pass the estimates and certain non-
.contentious legislation. The session
will bo short, and then the cabinet Is
to be entirely reconstructed and
something else follow—more trouble.
An agitation is on foot here that
should be encouraged by every citizen having the welfare ofthe town at
heart—Incorporation. Slocan is not
a whit too small or too young to take
upon herself tho direction of her own
destinies, and so lo. g as the proper I Injured cyo.
The total receipts for the relief of
the Sandon lire victims amounted to
The Inception 11 the early closlug
movement Monday caught many people unawares.
I-'. A. Wo; il will erect a brick
block, OOxEO feel, iii Sandon, for
stores, offices and hall,
Frfd Tattcrsal!. a brother of J. E.
Taltersall. Is a recent arrival lure
from Gananoquc, t Int.
(ici John Craig's bread atD.Arnot's
nd Shatford & Co.'s.    Best In the
market and always fresh.
F, ,T. Smyth, of tho Movie Leader,
and a former l'09ldont here, was a
visitor in town Tuesday.
E. J. Coylr*, assistant general pas
Benger ngont of the C.P.R., Vancouver, was here on Saturday.
J. Kenny is now In cbnrgooffhe
Nelson train while Conductor Bradshaw is laid off for repairs.
Russell Nichol underwent a sue
cessful operation nt Nela m last week
at the hands of Dr. Lallan.
J. A Anderson has his soda fountain working at the drug Btore.slack-
ing the thirst ofthe citizens.
Tho charter for tho Royal Scarlet
degree of the Orange Boclety to be
organized here has arrived.
Alex. Rogers has lilted up an ox-
cccdinjrlv neat barber shop In the old
Miner.-*' Union reading room.
A large quantity of wirehas arrived here for the new C.P.R. telegraph
line from Nelsouto New Denver.
A great deal of live stock keeps
p-iBsing through town, oonsigncd to
Pat Burns' numerous meat marts.
New potatoes have made their appearance in town. The festive tubers
arc fetching five ccnis per pound.
II. 1). Curtis is making application
for tho purchase of I"-'*'.) acres of land,
adjoining the townslte of Brandon.
i'inductor Bradshaw had his right
thumb badlv smashed on Saturday
while cou pilng cars at Park siding.
W. T. Shatford, head of the firm
do'1 ng business here, was in town all
last week, busily employed stocktaking.
An exciting tug-of-war was held
Tuesday evening, W.Wordeu's team
of light-weights won alter a hard
Leslie, the 'young son 11 Mr. and
Mrs. Nell Cothlne, was taken to New
Denver Monday for treatment for an
stated to have lieen chased by an ohl j M
bear with cubs, Monday, while )'ick J, ||1,
ing berries up tho creek,
The Warner Miller people have
taken thc small building almost opposite the Royal Hotel and .-ire fixing
ii up for an assay office,
The football team has secured a
full set of sweaters and theirconsiant
practice shows that they are determined to win out on Dominion day.
Promotion examinations take place
at the public school on Monday and
Tuesday next. On the following
Friday a public examination wIM be
held. '
The band boys' dance Friday nlffht
was a most enjoyable affair. But
they could ill afford to go into a hole
to provide the entertainment for their
Mail for all C.P.R. points cast and
west and lake towns close here ;nt
f) 45 a.m. For I'.S.A. points and IV
O. southern towns, the mail closes al
4.45 p.m.
The merchants have agreed on an
early closing movement, nil stores
locking their doors at 7 p.m., exoept
on Saturdays and the night previous
to holidays.
Wm. Davidson, representing tlie
Sandon Miners'Union, wont through
Saturday to Moyie, to attend the district meeting oi the Federation, held
there Monday,
In the published leporl. of the Sandon relict fund, Slue-in la credited
with but $66. This was the cash sent
In addition to several hundred dollars' worth of supplies.
A  Bpecial train  arrived   In   from
Nelson Into Wednesday night with a
party ol C.P.R, shareholders and of*
Ifklais.   The Slocan  took the visitors
up the lake the same nigh1.
Harry Mathoson, of th • Silverton-
Ian, passed through hero Monday for
X> Ison. lb- Bays the Silverton football team is coining here on duly 2,
with a huge crowd of sympathizers *
E, T. II. Simpklnsy. registrar al
Nelson, passed through here Tuesday
bound roi' Revolstoke, where he installed II. N. Coursler-as deputy registrar of the new office opened there.
Another journalistic venture has
made its nppearance, called tho Out-.
crop. It. hails from Canterbury, in
East Kootenay, and its editor is W.
P. Evans, late of tho Kaslo Kootcna-
care is taken at the outset to be economical iu the expenditures and to
keep the public franchises inviolate
for the people, there need bo no apprehension lor the future. The town
would gain mightily by the tra;. ai
tion and we should take our place
amor,- the enterprising burgs 11 the
province.    While  there  can be l'ca-
Lorne York has arrived home from
attending college at New Wcstmln
Btcr.   lli-wiii be of gnat assistance
to thc band boy.-.
Ii is stated Billy Harrington contemplates opening a first class bakery
hen-, so proficient has he become In
the Bedllctivo art.
Kev. Mr. McKeo went to Nelson
nnd ni' i Mrs. McKeo, who returned
sons adduced in opposition to thi Saturday from a lengthened yisll to
sohemo,stlll much weightier on< i can ;:''ends In < intarlo.
bo brought forward in fnvor of Incor ' Locomotive 108 was liroug itdown
poratlon. Tho main opposition would ?.n lne hargc Wednesday morning
come under the head of expen ie and
Increased taxation, but when itean
B. A. So.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SI.OCAN, - - •''■ (:-
Jxio Bixll,
Dealer iii Fine Tailor-
Made Clothing.
Orders solicited.
Pioneer Livery
and Feoci Stables,
Slocan,  B. C.
General   Packing  and For«
warding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle and  Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
K. 1-1 ALLEN,
McNeish & Co. . 1
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make, a specialty of handling only tho best good., i|„..
provides.     Their Cents' Furnishings, Clothing, Bunts 4',
two new and moderate in price,     Their store is alvv;n.'
lor tho freshness and quality of the Groceries nnd i>r^'n
Bpecial attention given to mine orders.
   Slocan, J
A.   O.   SMITH
SLOCAN,      -      -     'B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle I Torses for
Hire at Reasonable Rules.
Wood, Coal and lec for sale
Orders left at tho
Mine.-,   Real Estate,  insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,       -       -      B. C.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan,        • - •        B. C
Land. Notioe.
Nl >T1CK is hereby given that at tor one
month 1 »iil rni.ke application to the
Chief < 'oni mi-s'.mi.'!■<.i Lands and Works
to pnruliaso 120 acres of land, in tho District of West Kootenay, in the Province
of iliiiisli Col am bin, situutcd on the
north side of lot No. 306, and adjoining
tin- tow nslto of Brandon on the oast, ana
al'ont three-quarters of a loiloenst of the
Siocan river: commencing at Initial post
marked "II. D. Curtis, S. \V. Cornor'';
thonco north 00 chains; thence cast 20
chains; thonce south 60chains; thence
west 20 chains to point oi commencement.
Dated at Blocan City the 16th day ol
Juno, 1900.
H. J. R
Kor a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect Fit Guaranteed.      Wo use o
Trimmings and tho Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors South of Postofllc
'Victoria. Hotel
SLOCAN,   B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large num=
ber of Quests and supplies the best ol
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.
Sole Dealer in ncClary's!GETHiNQ & HENDERSON, - Proprictj
Famous Steel Ranges;
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Qraniteware on hand.
Cerlci of Iiroraeits,
"Chnplenu"    and    "Chnpleaii  Consol'
I  l.ll'lllllllll  >I III)'!.. *  ( Iiilms.
Situate in tho Slocnn City Mini:-.;.' Divi
siou  ol   West   ivdotenny    District
Where located:   On thu 1st north I
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that 1, ,1. Malltns in
Williams, acting as acont for the Chapleau Consolidated < told Mining Company
Limited, free miners' certificate No.
1337402, intend, sixty dayB from tho
dule hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate ol Improvements, for the pur'poso of obtaining ir
• i"-.\ ii i limit of the abova claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section ".',', must be commenced
neforu the Issuance of such Certificate u(
Dated this 20th day of June, A.D, 190 I
Wo keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mall  Orders receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, i>, C.
H o te 1
SLOCAN,       -       B.    C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Count
Headquarters for /Mining Men. The 13a'
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai.
he shown how little, tin-re is lo fear
on this Bcoro and, how much the citizen; would gain by bundling their
own revenues tor the upbuilding of
the town, the opposition would be
Bpeedily dissolved. Lot the matter
be duly weighed, and at n public
meeting let tbe pros and cons bo Intelligently debated. Public govei n
ment begets public confl loncc and a
.town Is tobojudged by tho enterprise
of Its people,   Lot it not be said of
Slocan that her citizen are not alive   last week.   Our  devil sampled one
to  the Immense advantages placed and iays It Is out of sight.
£ijWn tbelr grasp. A natal  ir ol  >cu , . clUldron tire
She  had undergone  extensive  repairs ,.; Bevi: tokc.
l-'or s-ile.  ci cap.    A  cottage and
two corner lots In New Denver,   1
drawing a good income. Termsi a ■,
Apply ai Tin Drill.
Uov, C, I-'. 5 atcs; of New Denver,
n u ed through here on Saturday to
Nelson, io preach tho annual Bormon
to the Mason ol lhat city.
Everything polnl ito n bljj eclebrn*
tion here on July  12 by lhe i li
ocii ties of the dl trlcl.'   I' wil
pass all previous eveni .
Willie Robertson captured two big
salmon with a troll near Rosebcr
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Skilled ii Personal Hanagemit of M Bi
Who is ever ready to make life pleasant for th
who tarry within a while with him.
wTlson house
Service for the year [poo !s cached by any trail or road
ft 1 ■
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 jyho have travelled on it, or address
T. P, A., A.G. P. A.,
I      n Vr.n icnvor,
that runs into the Town.
Do not go  past   its  door WM
you are dry, weary or hung-l
WcCallum & Co
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Oped a Lane Stock of New
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main Street, - - Slocani &


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