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VOL. I., No. 19.
SLOCAN,   B.   C,   AUGUST   10,   1900.
$2.00 I'Ett ANNUM.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      -      -      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
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Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nico Fall Suit. Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      We use ojly Al.
Trimmings and the Finish 19 First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.       Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Goods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
A Hint
to Housekeepers .
THIS is tho season of thc year when
thoughts turn to Preserving and
Pickling. We have prepared for
this, and our stock of Sugars, Vinegars,
Spices, and other necessaries will be
found Fresh,Purc and moderate In Price.
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Furvicw, and Camp McXinncy, B. C.
SLOCAN,  B.   C.
Has ample accommodation for a large number of Quests and supplies the best of
everything in the Harket.
SLOCAN,   B.  C.
Offers up-to-date accommodation for the
.   Public.     It  is the home of Travelling,
Commercial, and Mining Men.
GETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Sloean,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
Sim ana Penal Management or Jef 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.
Richard Hutchison Drowned Off the Str.
Slocun—Robert M. Covington Die.
Suddenly on Lemon Creek— Universal
Sympathy Expressed.
As a trueism it cannot be discounted, that misfortunes seldom come
singly. Slocan experienced this on
Tuesday, when the news became
public of tho sudden deaths of two
promising young men—Richard Hutchison and Robert M, Covington. An
intenso feeling of gloom pervaded all
quarters and universal sympathy
was expressed for the friends and
relatives of the departed men.
Hutchison was a deckhand on the
steamer Slocan and he lost his life by
falling overboard on Monday evening, while on the up trip with the
barge. The steamer had thc tug
Sandon in tow also, taking her back
to Rosebery. When almost opposite
Silverton, Hutchison endeavored to
cross from the tug to the Slocan, but
but missed his footing and fell into
tho water. An alarm was at once
raised and lhe engines stopped. At
first Hutchison made for the shore,
swimming with a powerful stroke.
A life belt was thrown to him and his
attention called to it. He made for
it and everyone aboard thought he
was safe, but when within a few feet
of the belt, the poor fallow threw up
his hands and sank beneath tlie sur-
faco ofthe water,evidently seized by
cramps. No trace could be found of
the body, though diligent search was
made therefor. For a couple of days
men were engaged grappling for the
body, but the extreme depth, 125 fathoms, forbade success Slocan lake
does not yield up her victims, to
whose lengthy list this accident adds
another, as well as being No. 2 to the
steamer Slocan. Capt. Core, the port
captain at Nelson, was notified that
evening, and a message was also
sent to the deceased's laniily. who
reside in Petit Rocher, Gloucester
county, New Brunswick. Hutchison
was a hearty young man of 25 years
and had only recently arrived from
the east. He had been employed on
the boat two weeks.
Early on Tuesday afternoon, Tom
Benton arrived in town with the sad
news of the death of R. M. Covington,
familiarly and lovingly known as
'•Bob" by every man in Kootenay,
early that morning, while in camp
at the head of Lemon creek. The
two men had on'y left here on Sunday morning to do assessment work
on a claim owned by Oscar White, of
Sandon, and arrived at the property
on the Monday .after packing in their
supplies. It was a hard and exhausting trip. On Sunday evening Boh
felt unwell, but ate a hearty meal
before retiring. He slept none that
night and the next day ate little.
Monday night he made no complaint
and early next morning Benton got
up to get breakfast. Coming in to
rouse him, Benton was astounded to
see him gasping for breath. He did
what he could to relieve him, but it
was no avail, and in a few moments
poor Bob's lamp of life went out.
Benton at onco hurried to town with
the news and a number of friends
went out for thc body, arriving back
on Wednesday evening. Here the
Oddfellows .assumed full charge of the
funeral arrangements. The remains
were taken to undertaker Robertson's
place and laid out. Yesterday morning Coroner Lilly, of Sandon, who
had been telegraphed for, held an inquest, the verdict being that deceased
erne to his death through natural
causes. The evidence was simple and
direct. At three o'clock the body
was conveyed to the Oddfellows hall,
where the funeral service was held,
amidst a mass of cut flowers and
wreaths and a large gathering of sorrowing friends and acquaintances.
Deceased was a member of the Oddfellows society and the brethren turned out in force to escort the remains
to thc cemetery. Many friends came
in from the hills and surrounding
towns to bo present at thc funeral.
All the business houses were closed
and nearly every person in town attended, making the largest cortege
vet seen in tho camp, Kev. Mr. Mc-
Kee was the minister in charge.
Robert Covington was IU years of
age and leaves a wife and infant
child,he having liecn married a little
more than a year. He has two brothers in the camp, while a mother
and sister reside near Spokane. Deceased was one of thc pioneers in the
country, being first in the Ainsworth
camp. As a miner, he was considered one ofthe best, having been identified with tho development of many
of thc leading properties in thc Slo-
c.in. His waB a whole-souled nature, i
and he was as white a man as ever
lived. Personally he was known to
everyone and everywhere respected,
The heartfelt sympathy of the community   goes  put  to  tho   stricken i
young wife, whoso intense grief over
the corpse was agonizing to witness.
Whatever kindness could suggest is
being done to assuage her grief. It
willbe a long time ere thc citizens
forget tho sad occurrence.
No more Rhall ho prospect our hills for
He whom we long have known;
He has striked a claim that has wealth
And has gone to fake his own.
Not where the mountains are rugged and
Where hardships are daily met,
But, in Life everlasting, where pleasures
will keep—
Why should we then regrot?
Hihas gone thro' life with a miner's hope
And ever a cheerful smile,
Facing the sorrows we all must cope
And battling them all the while.
Life, he had found, was mae'e up of this:
With pleasures that much deceive-
Then,when bis spirit has entererl on bliss,
Why fbould we so much grieve?
Nay, we mourn not at thus losing our
Lacking the faith we boast—
Only, that parting gives many a thrust
To hearts tfiat have loved him most.
And,while wego on our pilgrimage thro',
Ever while life shall remain,
Ours,is tlie loss of a friend that was true,
And his, is no loss, but gain.
R. T. Anderson."
Lemon Creek, Aug. 7.
The Transfer Group lnn Ten Foet of Concentrating Ore.
Another big strike has been made
on Springer creek and one that will
have an important bearing. It was
made on the Transfer group, owned
by II. A. Hicks and Charley Barber.
The group consists of four claims, extending over from the Dayton divide
on to the Springer slope, directly in
"imc for and opposite the Arlington.
The strike was made In a drift cutting into the vein and 50 feet from
the surface. Tho vein itself is fully
30 feet in width and the ore streak is
10 feet wide. So far it is a concentrating proposition, the ore and ledge
matter being similar to thai of the
Arlington. Farther up the hill a 10-
foot shaft has been sunk on the vein
and it shows galena and iron. Copper pyrites have been encountered
in both openings.
There is another big strong lead
on the group,upon which much work
has been done. The main workings
is a 50 foot shafr, sunk on the Kingston claim, which shows a four-foot
paystrcak of dry ore. Other openings
have been made on this vein, all
showing ore. Thc Transfer group is
advantageously situated for working
and is connected by a good trail to
the Arlington road. It has the earmarks of a mine and would be such
a property as a big company would
desire. Samples of the ore are on
exhibition in town, having been
brought down by the owners on Saturday. They returned to the Trans
f'er Monday "to further extend the
drift.       J	
Enterprise Statement.
The Enterprise people have made
the fallowing statement in thc English
press:—"Enterprise (British Columbia ) Mines, Limited; nominal capital,
£160,000; issued capital, £130,000.
This mine was acquired herein 1839.
Owing to the miners' strike operations were restricted for some months,
but full work lias now been resumed
Net returns on ore shipped to March
Slat, £9,900. A monthly shipment, of
600 tons is shortly expected, which
should give an estimated profit of
nearly _8,000. or 27 per cent per annum. The prolit on the ore in sight
is valued at over £30,000. Monthly
returns will be known at thc end of
each following month."
terest was purchased in the spring by
J. Lawson, one of the Arlington
Co., from Bob Cooper. Tho Native
Silver was staked originally by the
late Jack llalpin, who sold to Cooper
and Haller.
Tin* SiiiiixkI)'*- ri Mine.
Ere many weeks have passed the
Smuggler group, at the head of Ten
Mile, owned by the Warner Miller
syndicate, will enter the list of shippers for this division. Ore is showing
in all tho workings on the property
and the reserves are increasing rapidly. About 1500 feet of drifting
and raising has been done and everywhere thc vein looks promising.
Prom the several workings nearly
200 tons of ore has been extracted
and piled on the dump, assays from
the No. 1 rock, showing ruby silver,
going as high as 2,500 oz. It is the
intention of the syndicate to begin
shipping at once and continue a regular exporter.
Appended is a complete list of tho various records registered at thc local registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
July 30.—Columbus. 1st n f Lemon, II
D Curtis.
Waterloo, same, J A Shupo,
31—Richmond, Tobin creek, T Gray
and Paul Hauck.
Aug 1—Transvaal, Tan Mile, J Kel3cn.
Rescue, same, B V Risdon.
Mountain Goat, Goat creek, J P Dris-
coll anil T J Baty.
Houni, Lemon creek, M Radcliffe.
Wess, same, J Kadcliff.
Rockwin, near Two Friends,W Clough
Carnarvon, Ten Mile, T Davies.
Three Friends, Brindle creek, Tom J
3—Monument No 3 fr, 5th a f Lemon,
J Wafer and J W Blanch.
Ivey, Twelve Mile, J E Tattereall.
Myrtle, same, F A Tatteruall.
4—N G, 2nd n f Lomon, J Benedum.
Sand Hank, same, same.
July 30—Great Western,Grand Trunk,
Northern Pacific, Great Northern, lx)ne
Pine, Exchange, Silver Plate, Hettie,
Quo Va'dis, Soldier Boy for three years,
Jose for three years, Baby Royal, Lexington fr.
31—Silver Leaf, Homo Run, St Lawrence, Copper Queen, Copper "King, and
Aquila for two years.
Aug 1—Happy Jerry, Arlington No 1
fr, Stephenite fr.
2—Highland Light, Silver Cliff, Sunrise.
4—Kingston, Sunrise fr, Katie.
July 31—Exchange # Silver Plate 1-6,
HFifetoGE Robinson.
Aug 1—Eva V3', M Heckmann to AVm
2—Native Silver fr yi, C A Hall, r to
Mark Manley; $3,000.
'Tis a greeting of cheer, tbo' it may not
To the hearer that this may be eo;
When an old friend thus greets you, the
moment he meets you,
Witlr, Hello, Old Stocking, Hello I
While sauntering   down   through   thc
streets of the town,
A voice strikes your ear as you go;
A voice ringing out in a jubilant shout
Of, Hello, Old Stocking, Hello I
While down at the store,with a comrade
or more,
You are making your eloquence flow,
A friend coming  in interrupts with  a
And, Hello, Old Stocking, Hello!
It may be again that you are taking a
Or have your bc6t girl for a row,
But no matter where, if your friend spot
vou there,
'Tis,"Hello, Old Stocking, Hello 1
Some persons aro glad when a chance
may be had
To show there is someone they know,
And no one could dream of a much bet
ter theme
Than, Hello, Old Stocking, Hello!
'Tis a greeting of cheer, tho' it soon may
To somewhat monotonous grow,
As soon may  my s. ng, if I make it loo
With, Hello, Old Stocking, Hello!
Yet, let me advise, if your Irish arise
'Gainst the friend who addresses you
Don't turn  in  attack, but just answer
him back
With, Hello, Old Stocking, Hello!
R, T. Axueksox.
Lemon Creek, B.C.
Bold for a Good figure.
Mark Manley has purchased Chas.
Sailer's half interest in the Native
Silver fraction, situated between the
two claims of the Arlington group,
paving therefor $5,000. He has a
small gang of men at work developing the property.   The other half in- i
will Help the Town.
The now ore chutes for the .Arlington will be built on the little hill just
south of the C.P.R. roundhouse. From
there the new road goes straight east
on one of the streets for a half mile,
which portion has already been completed by Tony Long. Then it takes
a cant to the south, and then a shoot
to the old road above the bridge, No
switchbacks occur and thc heaviest
grade will not be over seven per
cent. W. 1). .McGregor ran thc lines
and is the engineer in charge of the
construction, The new road should
prove most advantageous in opening
up the unplatted portion ofthe town
Will Adverse Claim.
Charley Haller, lately owner of a
half interest in the Native Silver
fraction, adjoining the Arlington,
came down Irom Denver on Friday
evening, lie was accompanied by
surveyor II. Twlgg and C. I). Mc-
Crne, They went up to the property
on Saturday and have surveyed the
ground, so as to adverse the application for a certificate of improvements
made by .1. l-\ d>llorn for the Arlington No. 1 fraction.
Th I* Seuson In i-'iir the Best un Record—A
Hcitlthv Kvldenue or the I.lfo mill
Wfiilth of the Cainp—Enterprise tho
Biggest Shipper.
No ore has been shipped from thc
division so far this month, but the
Enterprise will have a car out In a
day or two. Preparations for shipping are being made on a number of
properties, but it will be early winter
ere things becoino lively.
Following i3 a list of thc shipments
this j ear to date:
Enterprise  800
Arlington  300
Black Prince  CO
Kilo  20
Hampton     - 3
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Bar silver clung round thc GI fig-
ure last week.
The Enterprise is again hiring a
few more men.
An outfit went out Monday to do
work on thc Tail Holt.
Two more lead stacks are to bo
added to the Trait smelter.
No less than seven big contracts
are now In full operation under the
Arlington management.
More actual development is being
done on the claims in this division
this season than ever before.
New bunkhouscs will be erected at
the Arlington this fall, as well as a
number of outside buildings.
Two men arc driving in thc crosscut on the Mahon and thoy expect to
lap the Enterprise lead this week.
The drift on the Speculator, above
the Arlington, is in 10 foet, with a
nice showing of ore in tho breast.
J. Beanchesnc is working on tho
Alberta group and is contemplating
making a small shipment in the fall.
The upper portion of Ten Mile is
showing an abundance of life, to the
great contrast of the elder portion of
thc creek.
A series of assays have lately been
made on rock from the Standard
group, near town, and it gave f37 in
gold and from 150 to 150 oz.. of silver
per ton.
Frank Wells came down from tho
Ohio on Wednesday. He reported
his recent strike as most encouraging.
The lead i: strong and well defined,
while the ore carries native silver.
Liberal- Conservative Meet lug.
Owing to the probability of an early Dominion election, the annual
meeting of the Liberal-Conservative
Union of British Columbia will bo
held in thc Assembly Hall, New
Westminster, on August 30, commencing .-H 10 a.m. All Liberal-
Conservatives will be welcome. The.
right to vote is confined to delegates
chosen by Liberal-Conservative associations or district meetings convened
for this purpose One delegate for
every 20 members of such association
or district meeting. Proxies can only
be used by members of the union. In
accordance with this call, a meeting
of the local association will be held
in the committee rooms on Friday
evening, Aug. 17, for the purpose of
electing delegates. All Conservatives
are invited to attend.
Angliritn Church Fuutl.
Rev. C. F. Yates, vicar in charge
of this mission, has prepared a statement of* accounts in connection with
the Anglican church building here.
The total expenses in connection
therewith were $884.66. Of this sum
$244.50 has been paid, leaving a balance yet owing on the building and
furnishings of $110 15. The statement in detail may be seen at this
ofliee find any contributions towards
liquidating this small debt will be
thankfully acknowledged through
Ti ik Drill,
Meeting   Ail imirnnl.
Tuesday evening a large number
of citizens gathered in the Oddfellows
Hall to hear thc report of the committee appointed to gather information on the subject of incorporation.
Messrs. Orr and DesBrlsay were appointed chairman and secretary respectively. Then a motion was introduced and unanimously passed
that the meeting adjourn for one
week, out ot respect to tho memory
ofthe late li, M. Covington. The
next meeting will be hi Id on Tuesday
evening, at the same place and time. MOREBOERSYIELD
tl    I
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Hunter  Gathers  in 750  Additional
Cape Town, August 3.—Leib-
berg's commando attacked General
Smith-Dornen near Potchefstroom
but were easily repulsed.
Ian Hamilton has gone to Rus-
tenburg to bring away Baden-Powell's garrison.
Seven hundred and fifty additional Boers have surrendered to General Hunter.
world should be set on fire with the
possibilities British Columbia offers
to brains, energy and capital. The
London office should be made an
effective adjunct of this bureau in
distributing information and not
considered as an honorary retirement for used-up politicians.—B. C.
Mining Record.
Lonion,  August
-An  official
dispatch from Lord Roberts, dated
Pretoria, August 2, gives the date
of Gen. Smith-Dorrien's repulse of
the Boers as J uly 31. The dispatch
"Jn the morning a flag of truce
came to Smith-Dorrien's camp, demanding his surrender. Before he
could reply, the Boers opened a
heavy fire. The British losses were
"Ian Hamilton met with slight
opposition at Vitbeala Nek. His
casualties were light.
Boots oC Protzeii muck
Writing of mining in the Klondike in the. summary report of the
geological survey of Canada, K. G.
McConnell says:
"Timbering |s seldom required
in summer and never in winter, us
the bed of frozen muck that overlies the gravel forms an extremely
tenacious roof, and chambers of astonishing size can be excavated beneath it in winter without danger.
In one case, on Dominion creek,
a muck roof like this, unsupported by pillars, covered a vault
said to measure 140 feet by 230 feet
which remained unbroken until
midsummpr. It then sank slowly
down in one block, until it rested on
some piles ot waste material which
had been heaped up to prevent accidents in case of a collapse. Examples of muck roofs spanning
vaults over a hundred feet in width
are common on all the principal
The Allied Army 20,000 Strong Started From Tien Tsin Sunday.
Valley b>-Which B. C. London Agency
Can Be Made KffW-tlve.
The program which th* new government must carry out is really
very simple. It consists of two
parts, first the acquisition of the information about the province's resources necessary to attract capital,
and second the distribution of this
information in the proper quarters.
It is very curious that while everyone recognizes the necessity of
either one or the other of these two
things no public man seems yet to
have arrived at the conclusion that
a successful policy must consist of a
synthesis of the two branches. It
appears so simple when it is stated
that we might be accused of putting
forward self-evident axioms as new
But what has been done in the
past? The energies of a very successful department have been utilized to procure all sorts of useful
information. But when acquired,
tabulated and published, it is buried
in an annual report, which excites
only that vague interest given to
historical information of a statistical character. This can only be
from the fact that the effective distribution of information acquired
has not been regarded as equally
important with its acquisition.
What is wanted? Some years ago
a government bureau was established in Great Britain as a department ot the board of trade for the
express purpose of keeping the
country posted on the varying relations between labor and capital. It
was placed in the hands of experts
who procured the information and
published it in the form of a monthly newspaper.
A bureau of the same kind is
needed in British Columbia to take
hold of this question of the introduction of capital in a scientific and
practical manner and should immediately be established. It would
have three branches to look after,
the tabulation of comparative statistics of actual developments and production, the description by comprehensive reports of the undeveloped
resources of the province and the
publication of the information acquired through the best channels to
secure results. The headquarters
of this bureau should be in British
British Columbia has three
sources from which to draw capital,
the eastern part of Canada, Great
Britain and the United States.
France and Germany may be neglected, as they invest largely through
the London market and for our purposes may be included in Great
Britain. A cable agency should be
established in connection with the
statistics of our progress. Our
output of minerals and fisheries and
lumber should be chronicled monthly, not annually, nnd should be published in the press, not in a belated
official report. Our undeveloped resources should be investigated, described and profusely illustrated; if
ppssible   the   imagination   of   the
It has been decided that Towne
is the superfluous tail of the Bryan
ticket and he is to be cut off. He
is to make campaign speeches and,
if Bryan should be elected, to have
a cabinet office.
A couple of small islands were
overlooked in the wholesale purchase of the Philippines by the
United States,so it has been agreed
to buy them for $100,000. Uncle
Sam does not need them particularly, but he fears that some other
power might buy them and use
them to annoy him.
An Unknown Man Attempts Assassination in Paris.
Paris, August 2.—An attemp! on
the life of the shah ot Persia was
made this morning, but luckily it
resulted in no harm to his majesty.
A man broke through the line of
policemen, as the shah was leaving
his apartments, and tried to mount
the royal carriage steps. He was
seized and placed under arrest. He
held a revolver in his hand, but as
soon as his intention was divined,
the police disarmed him before he
was able to fire. At the police station, the man expressed regret that
he had been unable to carry out his
intentions. He said:
"This is an affair between me
and my conscience."
Government Will Support Compulsory
Victoria, August 3.—Ralph Smith
made a fifteen-minute speech on
the compulsory arbitration resolution. The government is expected
to approve it and promise a bill
next session, but it is doubtful if
this will satisfy the opposition.
The liquor license law, in committee stage, may occupy the afternoon, although the government is
desirous of disposing of the labor
and Chinese resolutions adjourned
from Wednesday.
Anti-Asiatic clauses, similar to
the Natal act, were inserted in the
Vancouver-Westminster railway bill,
retvrned with a favorable report by
the railway committee.
The Westminster-Kootenaysynod
bills were reported favorably to the
house by the private bills committee.
The mining committee is considering today the re-imposition of the
license for free miners repealed two
years ago by the Seinlin government, also a clause including costs
of survey in assessment work.
A decree signed by the emperor
of China orders all loyal Chinese to
protect foreigners. The question
is: Are there any foreigners alive
in the empire to need protection?
London, Aug. 3.—The forward
movement for the relief of the foreign legations in Pekin began on
July 29. A message from Tien Tsin
on that date says the advance guard
of the Russians occupied the Chinese camp and the Japanese pushed
up thc right bank of the Pei Ho
river without opposition. It was
the expectation that the whole of
the allies, about 20,000 men, would
be on the march by July 31. Sixteen hundred American aud 2300
British troops are co-operating. It
is purposed to follow the river.using
boats to carry food, ammunition
and artillery.
The telegraph office at Chefoo appeals to be blocked, and newspaper
and official telegrams are subjected
to indefinite delays.
I Fiddling While Others Die
Tien Tsin, July 25, via Shanghai,
Aug. 2.—While waiting for the relief expedition to start for Pekin,
the high officials are entertaining
nightly at elaborate dinners with
military bands playing operatic airs.
President Tenney, of the Tien
Tsin university,who has volunteered
to guide the army to Pekin, said today:
"This business is not progressing
in accordance with Anglo-Saxon
traditions. Twenty thousand soldiers are staying here, while women
and children of their own race are
starving and awaiting massacre 80
miles away,"
(ireat Bisks Should Be Taken
That the position of the legations demands that the army take
extraordinary risks by scouring the
surrounding country and commandeering animals and wagons, and
that boats sufficient for purposes of
transportion might be improvised,
is the prevailing opinion of civilians,
and many officers, notably Japanese
and American, confirm this view.
The comment is made that the European officers are too attached to
book theories to utilize lhe resources
of tbe country, and that they would
rather stay in Tien Tsin, according
to rules, than start for Pekin without a perfect equipment. General
Dorward, of the British forces, and
other high officers take an optimistic view of conditions at Pekin, saying they think the legations will
manage to hold out.
Supreme Commander Needed
On the surface the best of feeling
prevails among officers and soldiers
ofthe seveial nations represented
here. All are fraternizing, but the
lack of organization and a supreme
commander handicaps progress.
The Japanese are giving a splendid
exhibition of organization. Their
whole machine moves like clockwork. The management of the
Japanese army and the bravery,
spirit and intelligence of the Japanese troops are such as to command
the admiration of all foreign officers.
Intense Heat Prevails
The heat is intense. The temperature averaged 100 degrees during the week. Yesterday it was
120 degrees. The disregard of all
sanitary regulations by certain
troops is a serious menace. The
streets are full of refuse and an un-
sufferable stench pervades the town.
Th; police and sanitary work compares unfavorably with the American regime in the Philippines.
BuiMians Defeated at New Chwantg
Shanghai correspondents learn
that the Russians were defeated
north of New Chwang, and that a
body vooo strong is endeavoring
to relieve the force besieged at
Toshi Chow by 40,000 Chinese and
numerous guns.
Four Russian steamers on the
Amur river are said to have been
sunkjor damaged by the Chinese.
Tbe smuggling of arms continues.
A junk was seized at Canton August 1 with jo rifles and lOrOOO
cartridges on board.
An impeiial irade authorizes the
passage of thc Bosphorus  by   Rus
sian transports  with   war  material
bound tor China.
Losses to Japanese Keouia
Washington, Aug. 3.—The navy
department this morning received
the following cablegram from Admiral Remey:
"Taku, Aug. 2.—Chaffee reports
that 800 Japanese scouting towarp
Pei Tang lost three men killed, 25
wounded. Enemy in trenches and
loopholed houses."
Mfar Attack the Allies' Flank
New York, August 3.—Trustworthy imformation has reached
Shanghai, says the Herald correspondent at that place, that Chinese
troops are steadily advancing
northward from Yang Tse valley
and also towards the south and may
attack the flank of the European
A Threat/of murder
Shanghai, Aug. i.—Liu Kun Yi,
viceroy of Nanking, and Sheng, administrator of telegraphs and railways and taotai of Shanghai, have
both declared officially that the foreign ministers are held by the Chinese government as hostages and
that, if the allies march to Pekin,
they will be killed. It is stated
that only the Russians and Japanese, 23,000 strong,   are'starting for
Pekin.      Another   Chinese  exodus
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from Shanghai has commenced. * It
was caused by disquieting rumors
published in the native and some
foreign newspapers.
Kruger Has Deceived Them Into Accepting Paper Money.
can be ruined in a single generation.
Therefore the province is vitally interested in the movement started by-
Sir Henri Joly and should heartily
take it up and put his ideas in
Pretoria, July 30.—The Boer animosity to Preside.it Kruger grows,
on account of the fact that he and
his officials are persuading the people that South African Republic
paper money is as good as Bank of
England notes, because it is based
on inalienable state securities, even
though the state should be conquered.
As the English have not recognized this contention, many burghers have been ruined and unutterable misery prevails. The wives
and children ofthe poorer Boers are
almost starving.
General Botha's force is kept together by extraordinary inventions.
This correspondent has seen an official circular, asserting that Lord
Roberts was forced to retreat south
of the Vaal and that Lady Roberts
escaped in a balloon.
Mrs. Botha was the guest of
Lord Roberts at dinner yesterday
"A vigorous policy of roadmak-
ing" is announced by Premier
Dunsmuir. Good. Now let it be
carried out in a business like way.
Which means that roads and trails
should be built and maintained
where they will do the greatest
good to the greatest number—not
the greatest good to the number
having the greatest "pull."—Phoenix Pioneer.
The Toronto Globe makes a viir.
forousplea for a Canadian commander of the militia and infers
from the fact that Col. Haly was
appointed for one year only that
some change is contemplated. It
quotes the Northwest mounted police as an example of a splendid
force, organized and officered by
Canadians and says:
"The Boer war and the really
wonderful fight that has been made
by a small militia force against
overwhelming odds has knocked on
the head a good many old-fashioned
ideas about military matters. Perhaps there has been a tendency to
build too large a structure of inference on the lessons ot the war, and
to suppose that nothing is of any
importance but horses and marksmanship; but undoubtedly the result will be to sweep away a lot of
cobwebs and lumber, and to cause
war to be regarded not as one of
the occult sciences but as a business requiring the exercise of common sense, business ability and
power to act quickly in emergencies."
The Coat ol Chinese Soldiers
There is at least one quality about
the Chinaman as a soldier which we
can predicate with some assurance
—he is not an extravagant luxury.
The New Zealand bushman used to
be able to live very well on $22, and
keep his horse and entertain his
friends out of it as well. The Chinese private manages on exactly
one-half—$11. This makes the
financing for a Chinese five million
army, which is mentioned occasionally, not such an impossible task.
Tommy Atkins, by the way of comparison, costs his country nearly
$380 a year, or about as much as
35 Chinamen. The Russian soldier
costs $230, and the Italian—the
cheapest of European soldiers—
about $200. The three cents a day
of the Chinaman does not allow of
dissipation, unless he happens to be
cavalry man, who gets an addition
of $2 a month. Even then, however, he would have to be lucky as
well, for the extra pay must cover
the expense of replacing his mount
in the event of its being killed. Be
side this, the Japanese gentleman,
who keeps up a horse and servants
on $500 a year, or the Swiss
who spends sometimes as much as
40 cents a dav, seems criminally extravagant, although the count
comes closer in India, wmre only
one man in 700 pays income tax,
which is levied on everything over
$150 a year. And right here the
Daily Chronicle vhas hit on a brilliant solution of the whole Chinese
problem. "Why not cable over a
few pounds," it asks, "and buy off
the entire Chinese army?"—Toronto
Contract Let for New ICniiiuc and Furnace at Northport.
The contract for the extension of
the Le Roi smelter at Northport has
been let to the Bradley Engineering
& Machinery company of Spokane.
The plant w«ll comprise a blower
engine of 600 horsepower, a Bradley furnace of 300 tons daily capacity and Connersville No. 8 blowers. The plant will increase the
horsepower of the engines to 1100
and the smelting capacity to 1100
tons a day.
The contract requires the new
machinery to be built and put in
operation as soon as possible, which
will be in about  100 days.
The Chicago board of trade has
made another of its periodical raids
on the bucket shops, but some of
its own members were gathered in
the net.
Did it ever occur to Li Hung
Chang that, while the Boxers are
holding the foreign ministers as
hostages at Pekin, some foreign
power might seize him and hold him
as a hostage at Shanghai? Probably it did, for Earl Li rarely overlooks a trick.
The new liquor license bill abol
ishes security for the payment of
fines; fixes the fee for rural hotels
at $60 a year; and forbids licensing
of Chinamen to sell liquor, though
Japanese may be licensed.
The deep interest which Lieut,-
Gov. Sir Henry Joly takes in forestry has caused him to take the lead
in a movement for the organization
of a British Columbia branch of
the Canadian Forestry association.
He has called a meeting tor that
purpose to beheld at Vancouver on
August 8, the opening day ol the
exhibition of the Fruitgrowers' association.
Sir Henri Joly has done as much
as any man in Canada to spread an
intelligeiu interest in forestry in
Canada. It was formerly supposed
that forestry was a hobby with a
few cranks, but it has become recognized as equally important with
agriculture. There are great areas
of land which will raise no crop but
*rees, and will do that to perfection. Forestry deals with the preservation of this crop from fire or
wanton destruction by man; with
the harvesting of the mature trees
by loggers in such a way as to preserve the immature trees for a future crop; with the reforestation of
areas which have been denuded of
•■rees, though they are adapted to
no other purpose than forestry. It
deals also with the planting of trees
on the arid prairies for the purpose
of retaining moisture, breaking the
force of the wind and inducing rainfall. Forestry is a protection to
agriculture also in preserving the
great belts of timber at the sources
of the rivers, so that the spongy
soil they create retains the moisture
and serves as a reservoir to feed the
streams during the dry, hot season.
It thus prevents the rains from
gradually washing the mountains
bare of soil and clearing the way
for devastating floods in the rainy
season and for equally devastating
drought in fhe summer.
Logging without the principles of
forestry can only be compared to
the action of the Chinaman who
burned his house to roast his pig.
British Columbia bas the greatest
virgin forests in the Dominion, sufficient to supply the nation for centuries, if the principles of forestry
are applied; but, if the wasteful
methods applied in the Eastern
States  are  followed,  these  forests
The czar has put an end to penal
exile to Siberia and proposes to
make that country a free colony.
This happens in the same year that
Australia, once a penal colony, becomes a free commonwealth. Perhaps the czar has been reading
British colonial history.
The militiamen in service on the
Fraser river receive 50 cents a day
and the Columbian suggests that
the loss they suffer in the difference
between this rate and what they can
eatn at their own business should
be made up by the public.
It was good to read that the first
position taken by assault was by
ths American and British soldiers,
and they and the soldiers of Japan
are on their way to the Celestial
empire.—Salt Lake Tribune.
The Victoria Times objects to the
revival of the London agency on a
larger scale and suggests that it
would be a useless ornament. That
depends on the man in charge. Mr.
Dunsmuir is a business man and
promises a business government. If
he puts a business man in the London agency, it will be more useful
than ornamental.
A permanent Labor party has
been organized in Vancouver and
has asked Ralph Smith to call a
convention of delegates from all
parts of the province to organize a
provincial Labor party.
In his recent speech in the house
of commons, Mr. Chamberlain said
the policy of the government was
not vindictive, and instead of subjecting the rebels to the death penalty or imprisonment, it only proposed to disarm them, for 10 years
As regards the future, there would
not be an indefinite military occupation. At the earliest possible moment, a civil administration would
be established. The government
desired to give the states at the
earliest possible moment a system
of self-government, similar to that
enjoyed by other British colonies.
That policy should be mild enough
for the most fastidious.
A Canadian soldier, writing home,
characterizes many of the subordinate imperial officers as cads. He
instances a lieutenant who ignored
his salute and contrasts him with
Lord Roberts, who courteously responded. That is the difference between small lieutenants and great
Didn't Understand English
An English prisoner talking to his
Boer captor, was told by him that
"the Boers must succeed because
they are constantly praying for victory." "But so are. the English
constantly doing that," said the
prisoner. "That is no matter," said
the Boer, "for God does not understand English." And the Boer believed this because Prrsident Kruer-
ger had told him so! FOR THE INTERIOR
Many Good Measures Proposed by Associated Boards.
The Associated Boards of Trade
of Eastern British Columbia is now
a permanent organization, a constitution having been adopted and permanent officers elected at the meeting at Nelson, which closed on Saturday. Sessions are to open on the
Thursday following the opening of
the annual session of the legislature. The officers are to be a
president and secretary and the executive is to be the president and
the presidents of the affiliated
boards. The convention will be
composed of the executive and
two delegates from each affiliated
board. J. Roderick Robertson was
elected president and H. W. C.
Jackson secretary.
Resolutions on a number of subjects were adopted. These include
an expression of sympathy with the
Boundary country in its struggle
for a competing railroad and a petition to the legislature to grant
charters to such railroads. The establishment of a school of mines at
some central point in Yale or Kootenay was advocated. The manage-
in ent of' the agent general's office
in London was denounced and an
expensive of at least $25,000 a year
thereon was advocated. A strong
resolution was passed in favor of a
redistribution of seats and the immediate giving of one member to
Boundary. The legislature was
asked to apportion 20% of the royalty on output of mines within cities
tor the construction of roads to
those mines. The proposed mining
commission was approved and the
go vernment was urged to enlarge
its scope to cover the best means
of praising funds for roads, bridges
and other means of communication.
The need of a normal school for
the interior was urged, and Kam-
loops suggested as the location for
it. The executive committee was
instructed to investigate the subject ot fire insurance rates and report at the earliest possible date
what steps can be taken to make
them reasonable. It was decided
to bring before the government the
naming of the Boundary district on
the maps that its location may be
known. The government was
recommended to publish quarterly
returns of mining development; to
place maps of surveyed lands in
every government office and keep
ihem corrected to date; to investigate the preservation of fish in
Yale, Cariboo and Kootenay and
place fish ladders at Bonnington
falls and other points; that crown
grants of mineral claims should include surface rights and timber;
that a forestry department be organized to protect the forests and
punish those who carelessly or maliciously start fires; that the land
registration office at Nelson be
opened immediately; that annual examinations for assayers be held in
the mining districts as well as Victoria; that daily mail service be
given all towns which have daily
trains and steamers; that a mineral
exhibit be made at the Glasgow exhibition; that a supreme court judge
be appointed for the interior; thai
the county boundaries be changed
so that the dividing line between
Yale and Kootenay run east and
west, thus plncing all points on
the C. P. R. main line in one county and all on the Crows Nest and
C. & W. roads in another county;
that plats of additions to cities be
made subject to approval by a government engineer and by the municipality; that the expenditure on
roads and trails be made by local
commissioners elected by tbe people, owners of mineral claims to
have credit for $200 worth of road
work for each claim. Resolutions
were passed in favor of a railroad
from a point on the Crow's Nest
line, near Sand creek, along the
Kootenay and Columbia rivers lo
Golden or thereabouts and that the
duties on manufactured lead be
raised to a parity with those on
other articles; that (he duty on dry
white lead and litharge be increased
to 20 per cent.
Opinion ol  Mr    mills   ou   the Eight-
Hour Law.
The Dominion minister of justice,
Hon. David Mills, has declared the
eight-hour law of British Columbia
constitutional. The opinion was
given in reference to a petition from
the mine owners asking for its disallowance on the ground that it is
unconstitutional. Alluding to the
reasons given, Mr. Mills says:
"The undersigned has attentively considered these grounds, but he
is of opinion that none of the
reasons urged affect the validity of
the act. It is quite true that there
are several decisions of stale or
United States courts holding similar legislation unconstitutional, but
these decisions have proceeded upon
reasons which do not apply at all
to the constitutional system of Canada. The undersigned considers
that it was competent for the provincial legislature to limit the
number of hours' work to be allowed in mines within the province, as
a matter of property and civil rights
or of merely local or private nature,
or as coming within some one of
the other enumerations of provincial authority."
About 4000 Prisoners Taken by Hunter and Hamilton.
Canada is building a telegraph
line down the Yukon lo the boundary and the United States proposes to continue it to the mouth of
the great river. In a year or two
the people in the far north will get
the news the day it happens. In
1893 the Alaska miners did not learn
of Cleveland's election till after he
was inaugurated.
The Seattle people are boycotting
their telephone company. A thousand phones have been ordered out
and an opposition company is being
Empress Frederick, the Queen's Eldest
ir, 111.
London, Aug. 4.—The death of
the queen's most accomplished son,
the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,
for he could lead an orchestra, play
the violin, catch salmon with a
Scotch expert or sail a ship, has
caused solemnity at court this week.
Notwithstanding the denial issued
from Berlin, it is quite certain that
the Empress Frederick, the queen's
eldest and most beloved daughter,
s seriously ill and that great specialists consider her life a matter of
months. She is too ill to leave the
castle at Friedrichshof, near Hamburg, for her customary summer
visit to England. Queen Victoria,
knowing her desire to possess an
English home, gave her the White
Lodge at Richmond, last year, but
she will probably never be able to
occupy it.
W. K. Vanderbilt is understood
to be in Europe for the purpose of
establishing an extensive racing
stable. He is going to Aix next
Thieving from American guests
of London hotels is causing many
petty annoyances as well as financial losses. For instance, Mrs. W.
W. Farr and Miss Coleman of Philadelphia, occupying adjoining apartments at the VValsingham, who
were recently robbed of several hundred pounds worth of jewelry, now
find themselves under £$o bonds to
remain to prosecute the thieves.
The United States embassy is doing
all possible to expedite the case.
The ladies will be compelled to remain till the case is called.
The Prince of Wales shows his
displeasure at Willie Wally Astor's
eaddishness by taking every opportunity to honor Sir A. B. Milne, the
man whom Astor insulted.
The Spokesman-Review sees evidences of a general revival of interest in British Columbia mining investments, in the shape of a renewal of operations in many parts
of the province. The evidences in
question are abundant in Rossland
and, il th« people will stop thinking
and talking hard times, they will
be able to see those evidences.
Fouriesberg, Aug. 4.—There
are 2500 Boer prisoners at General
Hunter's camp and 1500 prisoners
and nine guns at General Ian Hamilton's camp. There were about
5000 in the Caledon valley originally, but some refused to acquiesce
in Gen. Prinsloo's surrender and
slipped away in the night. They
have now sent in asking terms of
surrender. It will ta-ke some days
to ascertain the exact number.
The Boers, who excuse themselves for not fighting, say they are
in a hopeless position. The ravines
were choked with wagons, which
were placed in the most dangerous
spots of the roads, which were
blocked for 20 miles.
London, Aug. 4.—Lord Roberts
telegraphs tu the war office that
General Hunter reports that altogether 3,348 men have surrendered.
to him. General Hunter also secured 3046 horses and three guns.
Lord Roberts adds that General Ian
Hamilton continues his movement
towards Rustenburg and engaged
the Boers in the Magalesburg range
today. Lieut. Col. Rhodes and
Major G. A. Williams were among
the 41 British wounded. The
Boers left two dead and several
Thursday night a train was derailed and attacked 20 miles south
of Kroonstad, four men being
killed and three wounded. Lord
Algernon Lennox and 40 men were
made prisoners, but were released
at the request of the American consul general, who   was on the train.
A Boer force was attacked by
General Knox near the railway
north of Kroonstad on August 1
and left five wagons and a lot of
Bloemfontein, Aug. 4.—A train
carrying United States Consul
Stowe, and flying the Stars and
Stripes, has been derailed and burned at Honingspruit, south of Kroonstad, by a flying patrol of Boers.
No prisoners were taken.
A dispatch from Pretoria to a
news agency here says: "It is reported that Gen. Christian Dewet
is dead from a shell wound," Tbe
report has not been  confirmed.
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fare in woman's hands,for it appeals
to the sympathy of man and causes
him to fling cold facts to the winds.
A case in point now exists in Seattle.
Three telephone girls were discharged as agitators because they
organized a union in the exchange.
Thereupon 48 others struck for
their reinstatement. The business
men, already irritated by inefficient
service, took up the fight. Over
1000 phones were ordered out and
a competing company has been organized, but the company finally
surrendered to public opinion.
When women have such a pull as
this, they have no need of votes, for
they can go with a good case to the
men elected by the votes and quickly get a decision in their favor.
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A   MAN     WITHOUT     A     MIl'NTHV.
Astor Will Leave Eucluud auil Sell HI*
New York, August 4. -Concerning the present status of William W.
Astor in England, the London correspondent ofthe World cables that
it is frankly admitted at Cliveden,
Mr. Astor's splendid villa on the
Thames, that he will not tenant it
this autumn, but will go over to
the continent, for a year at least.
His magazine property, the Pall
Mall Gazette, is on the market too,
and the brokers say it can be had
at a very reasonable figure, much
less than the outlay already made
upon it.
If Mr. Astor quits England for
good, as many say he must, he will
be in a queer position. Though an
American by birth, he has forsworn
his allegiance and is now a naturalized British subject. If he leaves
England, he will practically be a
man without a country, though
with many millions.
Poole}   Votes  Down    Anti-Chinese
Clause in Railroad Bill.
The national council of women,
which was recently in session at
Victoria, gave a good illustration of
the work women can accomplish
when they set about it. Attention
was called to the need ot a weekly
half-holiday in the stores, the council took the matter up and in 24
hours the point was carried.
This instance proves what an
enormous "pull" women have, if
they will only use it effectively. Tbe
word is used in no disparaging
sense, but as a colloquial expression
for "influence." When women
set about accomplishing anything
which is right in itself, they almost
invariably win. It was the women
who caused Roberts, tbe Mormon,
to be shut out ol the United States
congress. Their power with the
voters in Kentucky drove Col.
Breckinridge, one of the most eloquent men in the United States,into
private life, simply because be was
proved to be a shameless old libertine.
No nobler work could he undertaken by the women who are not
obliged to work for a living than to
ameliorate the condition of those
who do have to work. No class ol
working people need such aid more
than women. The number of occupations in which they can engage is
limited by the circumstance of their
sex. The number who seek to engage in those occupations is constantly swelled by hard necessity.
Thus the women themselves are the
means of forcing  their   own   wages
Victoria, B. C, August 6.—
The week promises to begin with
a full day's work in renewed discussion of the details of bills in
committee stage, the chief of which
in popular interest are the liquor license bill; the private bills report in
favor of the Western Telephone Co.
and the railway committes' report
favoring the Rock Bay-Salmon
river line.
An ineffectual attempt was made
this morning to insert the Natal
bill anti-Chinese test in the" last
named bill, which all but succeeded,
owing to the absence of several
members. It was eventually thrown
out by the casting and dual vote ot
Chairman Pooley. This the opposition are attempting to construe
into a declaration of policy on the
part of the government, though the
latter have announced their intention of dealing with the point in a
separate act.
The opposition also tried to introduce the old clause of 1899 depriving the road of provincial advantages, if it were declared for the
general advantage of Canada, but
here again suffered defeat.
Mi. Martin introduced a bill to
amend the bureau of mines act by
doing away with examination
and given an open door in the
province to assayers.
Kim.   111 11 hi: 11 r-s   Ki'M-:ii.ti.
In Mr  11.1.1    Nrsl   Thursday-Bresrl'a
Brother Causes a llin-l.
Rome, August 4.—The dale of
King Humbert's funeral has been
definitely fixed for Thursday, August 9.
Milan, August 4. A duel with
sabres has been fought between
Captain Tanj and Captain Racciali,
on the subject of Lieut. Bresci's
course in resigning from the army,
because his brother was the murderer of Humbert.
Captain Tani has expressed  sympathy with the lieutenant,   where-
dawn to the   minimum   of   subsist
ence.      That   point   once reached
fear of hunger is  the   strongest   in- j upon Captain Bacciali declared thai
fluence against a demand for a real- I he could no longer offer bis hand to
ly living wage, Lieutenant   Breed.   Bacciali   was
Yet their very weakness and pov-   wounded in   the   bead   during   tbe
erty is the strongest engine of war-1 sixth onslaugh.
Allies Suffer Heavy Loss But Defeated
the Chinese.
Washington, Aug 6.—The following cablegrams have been received at the navy department:
"Chefoo, August 6.—The British
have reports, unofficial, that an engagement occurred at Peit Sang
Sunday morning from  3  to   10:30,
"'The allied loss in killed and
wounded was i,20o,chiefly Russians
and Japanese. The Chinese are
(signed) "Taussig."
Chefoo, August 6.—An unofficial
report, believed to be reliable, says
that about 16,000 allies heavily engaged the Chinese at Peit Sang at
daylight  of the 5th.
(Signed) "Remey."
Peit Sang is the first railroad
station, about eight miles northwest of Tien Tsin en route to Pekin.
A Bee onnotssanre Today
New York, Aug.—The allies are
to make a reconnoissance today,
starting with four thousand, men
against General Ma's army, according to a Tien Tsin cable to the
Herald dated yesterday, which also
says the Fourteenth United States
infantry   has arrived.
Alll<*s Commander Boat*.
Tien Tsin, Aug. 6. — Preparations
for the advance on Pekin are being
pushed fo; ward. A large number
of native boats have been commandeered. All lighters have been
seized, which will stop business at
Tien Tsin. The combined forces
are ignoring all commercial interests. This could not be avoided
without detriment to military operations. Land transport will be difficult, as heavy rains are reported to
the north.
BOX<TS ll»»»lli'|-r  Hull Ilium llllll«
The Boxers are raiding villages
south oi Tien Tsin. Five hundred
Mohammedans were massacred.
The Chinese are said to be deporting Shan Tai Kwang to Chung
< liln. »•■ OHer Hansom.
It is reported that the Chinese
have made overtures to ransom the
Pekin diplomats and close the war.
The emperor and dowager empress
are believed to be still in Pekin.
Their flight or death would produce a great change. The Chinese,
now silent or nominally loyal, will
become progressive when they have
nothing more to fear. The fate of
those who have heretofore dared to
utter pro-foreign sentiments terrifies even the semi-enlightened officials. Chang Yen, son of a former
Chinese minister in Washington,
is still exiled. Yung Wing.is hiding. The Manchu party once exterminated, the people will welcome reform.
Li Hung Chang has not put in an
appearance at Tien Tsin. His former residence, where he received
General Grant and other notables,
is now occupied bv Cossacks.
Allies Capture "mil llulllou.
Quite large quantities of bar silver were taken from tbe native
city. The Americans and the Japanese are said lo have about a million and a half ounces each of the
government treasure. Tbe Russians have placed their flag upon
the sand piles. Most of the British engineers on the railway have
eceived notice to quit.
Consuls   Flee   Froui Vauu   T»r Valley
Paris, Aug. 6.—The French consul at Chang King telegraphs under
date of August .4 that tbe situation
is becoming more serious on the
Yang Tse Kiang. The English
consul, be says, has left with the
customs bouse •stalland the French
consul intends to leave with bis
lapanese colleague. The mail service ha*, been stopped.
Peualtj oi  FlghUnu Bo»«rs
New York, Aug. <>. —Director oi
Telegraphs Sheng at Shanghai tells,
in an interview cabled  lo the Journal ami   Advertiser,   the   story that
two members of the tsungli yamen
were put to death for alleged friendliness to foreigners, and adds to the
previous story the names of the
officials and the circumstances of
their death. He says tbe victims
of Li Ping Hang's wrath were Hsu
Ching Cheng, formeily minis er to
Russia and more recently imperial
director general of railways, and
Yuan Chang. They bad been doing good work in suppressing the
Boxers and had supported the
efforts of Prince Ching to save the
foreign ministers and restore order
in Pekin. Unless Tung js sup-
pi essed, Sheng fears there is no
hope for the legations.
Kelujfee   Missionaries   Arrive
San Francisco, Aug. 6.—The
transport Logan has arrived from
Manila. She is supposed to have
on board a number of refugee missionaries from China.
Anil Foreign Parly lu Control
London, Aug. 6.—The anti-foreign party again has the upper
hand at Pekin. According to reports emerging from Li Hung
Chang's lodging at Shanghai, his
baggage is packed preparatory to
his departure for Pskin. But, it is
added, he has applied to the throne
for twenty days sick leave. Li
Hung Chang claims that his representations to the Yang Tse viceroy
and Tao Sheng will be denounced
by Li Ping Heng, because they are
friendly to the foreigners.
A news agency dispatch dated to-
iiojiimox  i;i,i:mos at hand.
Kxeeutlve     of    llelorm     Association
-  Fixes Oetober IO as the Oate
Toronto, Ont., Aug. 16.—It is
understood that at a meeting of the
executive of the Reform association
held here recently, Sir Richard
CartWright presiding, it was decided
tbat the Dominion elections be held
on October 16.
The Dominion government has
refused to issue permits for the shipment of liquors to the Yukon, but
it goes there just the same. A relative of Hon. James Sutherland, acting minister of the interior, shipped
10,000 gallons last April and it went
down tbe river from Bennett in
June.     Had he a permit?
"No quarter" will he the motto
of the allies in China, not by choice
but by compulsion. Though China
professes to be civilized, it is only
so accord'ng to its own peculiar
standards, for it is not a party to
the Geneva Red Cross convention.
Judged by European and American
standards, Chinese methods of warfare are barbarous This is proved
by the statements of Lieut. Von
Krohn, of the German army, who
was with Admiral Seymour's force
in its unsuccessful advance from
Tien Tsin to Pekin. In an interview at Yokohama, he said:
"Under the circumstances of the
present war in China they had been
and probably would In the future be
compelled to kili the wounded with
the hayonet. In the beginning they
had even sent the wounded to the
hospitals in Tien Tsin, but they
soon lound oul that as long as a
man was able to raise a hand he
Would try and stab the foreigners,
and as, moreover, they found the
prisoners very refractory and bad
all they could do to attend to themselves, they had been compelled to
kill ill tbe wounded with bayonets,
and, generally, accept no prisoners,
but to kill everybody who stood up
against them. Frequently they
found Boxers who had taken their
red badges and clothing off in the
hope ot trying the 'amigo' trick
on them, and while that trick
worked at first, the allies soon
'tumbled' and orders were given
to kill every Chinese who would
stand. Tbe Chinese in turn decapitate and mutilate every foreigner
who may be wounded or killed, and
who is unfortunate enough   to   fall
into their bands."
This means that the war will be
one of extermination on the part of
the Chinese against the foreigners,
and the latter will have no alternative but to kill every Chinaman
with arms in bis hands.
'    v TBE DRILL, SLOGAN, B* C AUGUST 10. 1900.
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•SLOCAN,      -      -       -       •      B. C.
Legal Advertising 10 cents a lino for
-the first insertion and 5 cents a line each
.eubsequcnt insertion.
Certificates of Improvement, $10 each.
Transient advertisements at same rates
.as legal adve. Using.
Locals will be charged 10 cents a lino
.for each insertion.
Commercial Rates mado known upon
The Subscription is |2 per year, st.-ict-
dy in advanco; $2.50 a year if not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th, 1C00.
The larger mines at Rossland have
adopted the six-day week, resting on
Sundays. The innovation is giving
Canada should own the C.P.R. is
thc song of the day.   We have oft-
jtimes heard the road spoken of as
Canada's National Highway.
Of all the liars who ever won notoriety on this mundane sphere, the
.chump that  is working the  news
machine in China certainly appropriates tho pastry.
October will likely witness the
holding of the Dominion elections.
Local voters aro being deluged with
■campaign literature, which is a sure
sign of something coming.
The Japanese problem has been
, solved, and most effectually, too.
Japan, yielding to Canadian pressure,
.has prohibited further emigration of
.•laborers to America. The deal is up
to China.
The Conservatives of thc province
_are preparing for the impending federal election, and a general convention ofthe party is to be held at New
Westminster on the 30th.   The Grits
are supposed to bo dead.
. Oom Paul Kruger wants to surrender if he can get a guarantee of
his ultimate destination,   After all
Paul's prayers on the subject, this inclination is rather startling, for it has
,heen a popular belief that his wings
had budded.
Labor Commissioner Bremuer is doing good work in dissolving labor
troubles, but they keep a coming.
First thing Laurier knows, E. P.
.will be going on strike against working overtime in endeavoring to keep
rthe industrial wheels going.      *
British Columbia no soonergets one
strike settled than another looms up.
Now it is the C.P.R. mechanics who
aro out, chiefly because of the non-
acceptance of the union scale by the
company, who claim thc shortage in
the grain crop will not permit of them
.doing so. Better get that compulsory
arbitration bill on to thc statute
Canada has had enough of the
-Doukhobors and kindred classes of
indigent immigrants, and in future
the authorities have decided to bar
-them entering the country. There
is no room in thc Dominion for European refuse, but there is space to
. spare and a hearty welcome for settlers of thrift, enterprise and cleanli-
rness.        ____________
Every Johnny Canuck should feel
,proud of tho "Gallant Remnants"
■who are fighting the Empire's battles
in Sooth Africa. Since tho 10th brigade was organized, to which the
First Canadian Contingent is attached, it has marched C20 miles,oftcn on
half rations, seldom on full. It has
taken part in thc capture of ten
towns, fought in ten general actions,
and on 27 other days. In one period
of 30 days it fought on 21 days and
.marched 327 miles. Tho casualties
are between 400 and 500. Defeats,
nil. Theirs is a proud record and no
fbcttcr can be found In tho annals of
any nation on earth.
Vice-president Iladyn of tbo New
York Central Kail way, and party,
came in yesterday by private car
from Nelson. They made the trip up
the lake on the Slocan, being in the
.charge of Capt, Troup,
A memorial service in memory of
the late R. M. Covington, will be held
in the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening.
The telephone wire from the Ar-
Jington has been strung within a
short distance of town.
Part of W. Koch's teaming outfit
arrived in yesterday.
Seven men aro employed at the
•Two 1'Ylends.
Public school re-opens on the
The red fish are running in Wilson
The Thistle Hotel at Silverton has
closed down.
Tho footbridge over the river has
been repaired.
Labor day will be celebrated in
Sandon, as in past years.
The work of re-building Sandon
continues at great speed.
A number of real estate transfers
have been made in town lately.
Locomotive No. 21 was brought
down on the barge Friday morning.
Another gang of Dagos arrived in
Monday to work on the Arlington
R. Bradshaw will erect a neat and
comfortable cottage opposite D. Ar-
The Silvertonian asserts it is the
victim of a plot to freeze it out of ex-
istci ce.
The Queen Bess, Payne and Molly
Gibson are shipping ore to the Nelson
The C. P. R. aro reducing their
staff, owing to the scant crops on the
J. K. Clark, mgr. of the Marion
mine, New Denver, came down on
Died.—In Slocan, on Aug. 2, the
infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.
M, Shupe.
J. Lawrence, mgr.of the Lawrence
Hardware Co., Nelson, was here on
Rev. C. F. Yates, of New Denver,
held services in the Anglican church
on Sunday.
Several outside inquiries have been
made of late with a view to investing
money nere.
M. Cameron had one of his pack
animals killed by a train at Lemon
creek last week.
Rev. A. M. Sanford, B. A., of Sandon, occupied the Methodist pulpit
here on Sunday last.
The total ore shipments from the
Slocan during July amounted to 3315
tons, valued at $300,000.
Get John Craig's bread at D.Arnot's
and Shatford & Co. 's. Best in the
market and always fresh.
Tony Long returned from Nelson
Saturday with a gangof men to work
on the Arlington wagon road.
W. Harris and wife, left on Friday-
evening last for England. They
purpose returning next month.
H. H. Reeves, the C.P.R. agent at
Silverton, has purchased the confectionery business of J. Mcintosh.
Upwards of 50 men are being employed on the Lemon creek wagon
road and good progress is being made.
The local supply of ice having become exhausted, W. Worden got in
part of a carload from Nelson Saturday.
Tug Sandon was pressed into service Saturday to permit of repairs
being made to the big wheel of the
For sale, cheap—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply at The Drill.
J. Moore, government inspector of
roads and trails, came in on Friday,
to examine into various improvements in this vicinity.
Murdock McLean came down from
New Denver Tuesday to superintend
the building of the flumes and sawmill for the Arlington.
Warner Miller and Clarence Mc
Cuaig were in a railway collision
near Spokane, Wednesday, but escaped with a severe shaking up.
The several contracts on the Arlington wagon road aro making rapid
headway. By thc end of the month
tho road will be almost completed.
Warner Miller and party went out
to Spokane during lhe week. They
visited the big Republic mine, at Republic, and are to return here tomorrow.
Geo. M. Spencer, of Sandon, has
quit that town and gone to the Siniil-
kameen country, there to endeavor
to win favor with fortune. He passed
through here Monday.
Angus Mclnnes, recorder nt New
Denver, accompanied by his family,
passed through here Tuesday en
route to his old home in Nova Scotia,
on a six weeks' vacation.
The government has been making
inquiries as to whether objections
would be raised by townspeople to
the poll ution of tho waters of Springer
creek by the proposed Arlington
Alex. Sproat, stipendiary magistrate, New Denver, was here Tuesday. Ho reported the Marion deal,
in which he and Angus Mclnnes
were interested^ as having gone
According to the department of
mines, the local record office is the
most systematic and proficient in the
province. One of the district offices
will require two months to get the
books into shape.
J. A. Turner, while hero last week,
held a water commissioner's court
respecting the supply in Climax
creek.   He  refused any   monopoly
and apportioned the water among the
residents of Brandon.
II. A. Higbie, of Wellsville, N.Y.,
one of the syndicate operating the
Hartney group, near New Denver,
came down Friday evening. He
went up the creek rext day with C.
Haller to inspect the Native Silver
Tims to Tnkc Action.
Slocan is, and has been for some
time, overrun with a choice line of
vags, bums, stiffs, beggars, fakirs,
and other undesirable characters and
it is about time the authorities took
action to rid the town of their presence. No less than nine of these
beauties, who had been ordered out
of Sandon by the authorities, showed
up here in one day. Every business man and householder is corn-
laming at the Increasing demand
or free drinks, meals and money.
The vags refuse work and their unhallowed and unwashed presence is a
menace to public safety and a detriment to the usual pleasant society of
the town.	
Two Friends to Ship.
During tho week a great improvement has been mado at the Two
Friends and ore is showing in a number of places. One of the stopes has
18 Inches of clean galena ready to
break down. A shipment of ore is to
be made at the end of the month, to
be followed by others at regular intervals. The Marpole quarter interest is willing to co-operate in the
eventof a deal for the whole property.
The Murcutt Branch
OF THE W.C.T.U., Slocax,
Meets the second Thursday in each month
at 3  p.m.   Nest  meeting  in   the
Methodistchurch. All meetings open
to those wishing t) join.
M&S. W. J. Andrews,   Mrs. T. B. Hall
Tresident. Cor. Secretary.
B. A. Sc.
B. C.
Provincial Land Sur
veyor & Mining
SLOCAN,  2.	
Gwiilim & Johnson,
B. C
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C.
General  Packing and For-
warding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
McNeish & Co.
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
,y of hnndling only the best goods the mail-
jir Gents' Furnishings, Clothing, Boots & Kg
^derate in price.     Their store 19 always n
Make a specialty
provides.    Thei
are new and moderate
for the freshness and quality of the Groceries and It
Special attention given to mine orders.
-'■■'-"'• •„■■;;". -„;,• Slocan, B. c
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Jest OpMi Large Stock of New Ms,
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street,
Slocan,  B. c
"Chaplenu"    ami    "Cltaplcau  Connor
Fractional Mineral Claims.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District
Where locatad: On the 1st north
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. Mallinson
Williams, acting as agent for the Chapleau Consolidated Gold Mining Company
Limited, free miners' certificate No.
B37402, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to tho Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice tbat action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before tlie issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th day of June, A.D. UHX)
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
B.  C.
H. J.
Hti'iilunlti- Fraction Mini-nil Claim.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located :—Between tbo Burlington No.2 and Speculator mineral
claims, on thenoith fork of Springer
TAKE NOTICE that I, Arthur S. Far-
well, acting as agent for W. F. DuBois,
free miner's certificate No. B2G801, intend, sixty davs from tbe date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tbe purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice tbat action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of sucji certificate of
D.ited this 18th day of July. A,D. 1000.
Large stock of new Coal
and WoodStoves.Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay will be in next
month. Call and see
Arlington No. 1 Fraction Mineral Claim.
Situate in tbe Slocan City Mining Division of tbo West Kootenay District.
Where located:—Between tbo Arlington No. 2 and Burlington No. 2
mineral claims, on the north fork of
Springer creek.
TAKE NOTICE tbat I, Arthur S. Fat-
well, acting as agentfor J.Frank Collom,
free miner's certificate No. B14374, intend, sixty days from tbo date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for tbe purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of tbe above
And further take notice tbat action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such certificate of
Dated this 18th day of July, A.D. 1000.
per annum.
We keep l'ure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice l'er-
fumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail   Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
J. L. WHITE & Co.
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 ?
Service for the year 1900
will be commenced on
June 10th. The "Imperial Limited" takes
you across the Continent in four days without change. It is a
solid vestibuled train,
luxuriously equipped
with every possible essential for the comfort
and convenience of
Passengers. Ask your
friends who have travelled on it, or address
T. P. A., A. G. P. A.,
Nelson. Vancouver.
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 and Proven Mineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, bxit a stern reality.


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