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VOL. I., No. 15.
SLOGAN,   B.   C,   JULY   13,    1900,
12,00 PER ANNUM.
A.   C.   SMITH,
SLOCAN,      •      •      B,   C.
Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco, and Fruits.
Agent for Brantford Bicycles.
Leave Your Order With
A. David,
For a Nice Spring Suit.      Perfect  Fit Guaranteed.      Wc use oily Al
Trimmings and tho Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLOCAN.        Three Doors Sonth of Postoflice.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Provisions.
Qoods shipped to any part
of the Slocan.
B. C.
Just Received
A nice line of Men's Shirts, in Neglige and Silk
Fronts, with Ties to match. Just the thing for
the Celebration.
Teas and Coffees arc the best and freshest
the market affords.
Look for the Big Sign Across the Street.
W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Fairvicw, and Camp MoKinncv, B. G,
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.
OETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
Hotel Slocan,
Slocan, B. C, is under the
SLUM HI Personal Maiapnt of Jeff fiaty,
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.
THE <11.01110118 TWKI.l'TH KITTINU-
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Oro wil ill AUiiiiliiiiiii Thrtiuiilinut tin-
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l''oolliiilI Tou mil mull t.
The Orangemen of Kootenay, and
more particularly the local brethren,
have every reason to feel proud of
their part of the celebration hero yesterday. No better demonstration on
the Twelfth has ever taken place in
tho camp and the efforts of Kins;
Billy's boys here to give the visitors
a hearty welcome and reception were
crowned with success, They have
made a name for themselves as
princes for entertaining, Hut, of thc
football tournament, tbat is a horse
of another color—decidedly so.
Elaborate decorations made tho
streets look gay. Several arches
had been erected along the route of
the procession and suitably inscribed
banners were Rtrting across Main
street. At the recreation grounds a
large grandstand had been erected,
as well as Boats for the spectators.
Boat&nd train arrived at the same
time, bringing 400 or 600 visitors, all
intent upon having a good time despite the showery weather. It was a
well dressed crowd and sobrioty and
order strictly prevailed. They were
met at the wharf by the local lodge
in full force, with a fife and drum
A procession was formed, headed
by Geo. Niclml and D. s. McVannell
on horseback, the latter being most
gorgeously arrayed. Then came the
Citizen's Hand, of Nelson, thc Nelson
lodge of Orangemen and members of
the Scarlet degree, Sandon baud and
lodge and the Sloean fife and drum
corps and lodge, Rossland and Trail
did not show up, owing to their inability to make proper train connections. Many visiting brethren from
outside lodges walked In the proces
sion, which presented a splendid up
pearance, a credit alike to the brethren and the Order they represented.
They circled round the business
blocks countermarching at the Music
Hall and then separating till dinner.
At 11 o'clock Silverton and Nelson
were to have opened the football
tournament*, but they didn't, t lough
both teams were on the Held, for there
ensued a rag-chewing match that
licked creation, all because ofSllvcr-
ton play ing a New Denver man. The
principal kicking came from the
town and the result was disastrous to
the. good name of Slocan,us the whole
day's pleasure of the visitors was
sadly mutilated. Nelson made no
objections whatever and alter two
hours some sort of a truce was patch
al up.
After dinner another procession was
formed and marched to tho grounds.
Slocan and Sandon teams lined up
and gave a good exhibition of football. The local hoys have greatly
improved since Dominion day nnd
they had very little difficulty in winning the game, .1 goals toO. Dr.Hall,
Nelson, acted as referee. Then came
some speechifying by the Orangemen
J. Irwin, of New Denver, acting as
chairman. Mr. Evans, of .Medicine
Hat; Kev. Mr. McKce, of this town:
and Mr. Clifle, of Sandon, were the
talkers and they did themselves just
ice. Silverton and Nelson played an
exhibition game,and it was as pretty
a match as was ever played. Silver-
ton had to buck up against a Btifl
wind in the second half, hut tiny
succeeded in making a goal just live
minutes before time and SO won out,
amid great enthusiasm. Joe Brandon
was referee. In the junior match,
Slocan vs New Denver, the latter won
2 goal.-* to 1.
The valuable  trophy   hung up by
the citizens for the tournament is still
up, but the citizens are endeavoring
to straighten matters out, A successful ball and slipper, given by the lo
eal lootballists   i :   ScllOnborg'S hall,
which was handsomely docoratod,
closed the day's proceeding!. The
Miss Funks furnished the music and
W. Hicks acted as door manager.
K,oi;.lI. ill FLA.OKB M1M.M..
The Hampton group of claims, situated about two miles beyond the
Arlington and on tho south side of
Springer creek, is turning out one oi
the richest properties in the camp.
Tin' group was staked in 1895 by
McKinnon.Popham, MaoFarlane and
Webb, of Silverton. The latter three
sold out this spring to N.F.McNaughl
and he and ,1. McKinnon, now the
sole owners, lately went up to do tho
assessment work, taking two men i
with them. After considerable proa !
peoting they ran across the lead, and
it is turning out a world beater.
Only stripping has so far been
dono, principally on tho Ethel K
claim,but enough ore has been taken
out to pay for the work done twlco
over. The paystrcak runs from f'■ -111•
to 26 Inches in width, carrying ail '
phides, native silver.grey copper and
copper pyrites and galena. It is
contained in a decomposed granite
and is very rich, an assay this week
giving 2684 OK. in silver. The owners have sacked about four tons of
this oro, nnd they are going to make
a trial shipment of three tons to the
Trail smelter. Bobby Allen has the
contract to bring tho oro down. A
samplo test ot the first 125 sacks realized .ri'.)l oz. silver, so one may judge
from that how rich is the oro.
Messrs. DuBois and Kingsbury inspected the property a few days ago
and stated the ore had many of the
Characteristics of the Arlington mineral nnd classified it as steplianite
The lucky owners have staked other
adjoining claims, forming a group
very hard to excel. In September
Mi s>rs. McKinnon and McNaught
purpose putting up cabins and systematically developing the property.
As it is now the ore pays them better
to handle than placer mining.
Moir Arlington Imjiro\ I'lni'iili.
The management of thc Arlington
is thoroughly up to date nnd fully
capable ol grasping thc immense potentialities of that promising mine.
Armind the workings there is a scarcity of suitable mining timber and
some time ago the company purchased the Argo claim, further down the
greek, because of its forest growth.
Lately they acquired the Portlands an
adjoining claim, for the same reason.
Tiny will have considerablebuilding
to do in connection with the mine and,
in order to facilitate matters, the
management has contracted with the
Win. Hamilton Manufacturing Co. to
instal a modern, water-power sawmill, the machinery for which is now
on thc way here. It will be located
close to the upper bridge and will fieri ve power from Springer creek. Tho
company wl I thep bo In a position to
supply their own growing demand.
Arlington Itoad.
Frank Provost has practically completed his contract for building the
upper portion of t!io Arlington road
and he has made a splendid job of it.
Considerable corduroy had to lie laid
and a new bridge strung across
Springer creek, The road connects
all the main workings at tho Arlington, so that supplies and ore can be
advantageously handled. It is undecided yet by the management of
the mini- whether to utilize the old
government road at this end or build
a new connection as recently surveyed. The old road will cost close to
5600 per mile to put in repair, and
the next wet season would undo a
large portion of it again, Govern*
ment assistance should be meted out
to the company for their enterprise,
A I'rojuklflng Outlook.
The V & M Mines, better known as
the Get There Ell group,.on Twelve
Mile, is being operated by Vancouver
capital, and tho Province of that city
thinks the property bids fair to richly
reward the company. Recently the
lead has been uncovered for a distance of TOO feet and the paystrcak,
which is from four to twelve Inches
wide, assays about $200 per ton
throughout. For a considerable distance the paystrcak has nine IncbOs
1.1 clean ore approximating $200 per
ton, and recent assays run as high as
$78.40 in gold and 722 ounces in silver. About $6,000 lias been spent on
the property and shipping ore ol a
high grade Is found In nearly all thc
Motvnpape rt llonxod.
A week ago the Cranbrook Herald
published   a   page of  supposititious
events transpiring round tbat burg
seven years hence. One ol these was
a story of a miners' strike affecting
3,000men in and around the North
Star mine. The Spokane Review and
Sandon Pay streak were both caught
for suckers having le published the
Item as an alleged fact of today. It
Is a horse on them.
Fairy Quoen l.iotip,
L. A. Thurston came down Friday
night from tho Fairy Queen group,
Trout creek.    Ditches have been cut
through the wash In various directions and the creek turned in, resulting In the lodge being found in two
places, In spots the wash is fully 50
feet deep. The men are taking in
supplies to last two months anil the
work of proving the vein will be continued.     	
To Start ul Once.
In answer to a query, .J. Mallinson
Williams, manager of the Chapleau,
stated on Tuesday that, work on the
Lemon creek road would commence
at once. Tho government appropriation was assured and money was
available tocompleto the job. Messrs.
Williams and Dicklrs in, tho latter
being manager of the Kil<> group,will
share equally In halt tho expense,the
government* meeting tho balance.
As a result of this new life will be
Imbued Into the Lemon creek camp,
which has been sadly crippled for
want of the road. With it3 completion will be seen tho installation of
mills and machinery and tho introduction of considerable new capital.
A big force of men is to be em ployed
In building the road, and tho wages
and money for supplies will bo expended In Slocan.
What kin' of trim wo htul down dero
At SlOCSO on do firs'1
Why, plnintoo fun, for dose dat have
l>o nioneo in do parse j
An' plnintee fun for beeg hotol
Out do de rnsliin' trudo;
An' lota of chance for iriinin' man
To swiiller rill he's made.
De town dat day is what yen call
De very lively camp,
Although rlu crowd bo somewhat small,
Da wi-ililer- NSlil so damp.
An' lots of boy from up lie lak'
Coras down to seo do show;
D'kosIi, to look at ovoryting,
You tink Slocan ain't slow.
Dere'a everybody on do street
Have Htuilo upon de face,
D:i-i lak for inak' yon feel at homo
An' not ho out of place.
An' everyone enjoy heomself—
It sc-eiii bo any rate—
When dey come into town for see
Do Slocan celebrate.
I ley have de fine brass band up dere,
Dal give do music free,
Awny up on de waggon box,
So everyone can 6ee.
Do\- pluy do ol' sweet airs about
Our owrr Canadian hind,
An' everybody wave do hut
An' shout for boat do band.
Dere's lots of boy—you 6eo hecun dorc—
Dat have boos panta cut short,
So bo can inn into do race
An' odor kin' of sport.
An' dere is lois of horse ract?, too,
Dat miner understand;
For dero are lots of stakes put up
An' plaintee cash change hand.
Do football gam, tbe's great Biiccess—
Silverton coino off slick—
An' fellir dftt havaj broken whin
Don't feel no cause to kick.
But now.Slocan, she's practise hard,
So when de next year conic,
Dey'll all go up to Silverton
An' boat dein dero at homo.
Dere'a lots of (lug on every coat,
An' high into do air;
An' all do beans esprita for euro
Have got de lmliuK dere.
lint hero I doff my hat, b'gosh!
Wil every true Ficnehnian,
An' hero is to do ladies,
An' do future of Slocan.
Lemon Creel;, July 4th.
Appended is a complete list of tbo various records registered nt tho local registry ofliee, II. I'. Christie being mining
July 3—Manilla fr, n f Lemon, John
Eli fr, Twelve Mile, 0 W, Harrington.
Champion, same, W E Lees.
Chance, b tweeii Ten and Twelve
Mile, J Winter,
4—Alberta, Csrneronian ck, W  Kerr.
Lost Treasure, 1st n i Lemon, N Me-
Stormcloud, Twelve Mile,It Kurtzhals
Dominion, same, A Wentzol.
Dorr, 2nd u i Lemon, W li George.
Ci—K S, Springer ck, M Dominco.
Silver Dollar, same, K Jack.
MasleA, same. R W Malloy.
Pontine, Ten Mile, J Aylwin.
Emerald, same, Q Aylwin.
No L'O, 1st s f Lemon, J Ilorrie.
No 21, same, same.
7—Sapphire, Twelve 'Mile, W E Lee.
White Cloud. Ten Mile, D Kennedy.
Minnie, same, D D McPherson.
Gamebridge, same, D Q MoCuaig and
P (' Gilchrist.
Bird, Springer ck, D Gilchrist.
M T, Lemon ck, M Kadcliff,
July 3—Silver Ball, Get There Eli, V
A M,'black Cloud, Truro, 4tli July No 6,
Jennie bong, Bessie, Vancouver.
4—Dewdney, Golden Wedge, l-'ree
Gold, Governor Altgeld, Lexington, For
8—Empress fr, Summit fr, Eda fr,
Mineral Mountain,Charleston two years,
Smuggler. Sligo.
0—Elk, Homestead, Little Giant two
years, Victor.
7—Lucky Hoy, Alberta, Killarney, nnd
Great Britain fr.
THAN   1T.K*.
July 3—Aberdeen %, W E Bole to J
6—Ethel K and Hampton % each, A
A Wobb to N F McNaught.
G—Portland, B Sloan to J FOollom.
Morning Star ■„ Evening Star 1-ti, T
Mulvey to J 0 Shook, $L'0J.
7— Utile. Giant >„, L K Larson to J
Hiiliuiiiiii in ftatoi.
A general reduction in transportation rates has been made irom the
coast to all points in Kootenay. The
fires now to Greenwood are $22. DO;
Rossland, $18.40; Nelson, $19.80: and
Grand Forks, $21.75. This makes a
i ut ol about 7 per cent all rou.ud.
Wi-  l.cml   tlm  Entire  I.nlin   €\uintry—A
lli'iillliy    Kvlilemi*  or lh<<   Lift)   anil
Wimitit of tin* Camp-EnUrprU* tiw
llilTKOil Slll|i|i**l*.
No shipments were made from this
division last week, which will be the
last blank for some time to como, an
things are now in shape for a steady
output. The Enterprise commences
regular shipments again next week
and the management hopes they may
continue without further interruption.
A new shipper will be added to the
list i ext week In the Hampton, on
Springer creek, which is to make it
test shipment of three tons to Trail.
Talk or wagon roads and mills fill
the air now to the exclusion of possible shipments, though these will be
much In evidence shortly.
Following is a list ot the shipments
this year to date:
mini:. wkek.      total.
Enterprise  780
Arlington  200
I'.lack Prince  60
Kilo  20
Packers are doing a dandy business at present.
Twenty-two locations wore recorded here last week.
Ralph Gillette and C. Snider arc
doing assessment work in the Lardeau.
J. C. Shook has secured u small interest in the Morning Star and Evening Star-claims, for which he paid
The Arlington peoplo have purchased the Portland claim, adjoining
the Argo, on Springer creek, from
It. Sloan.      v
S. 11. Clement has exchanged tho
teacher's desk for thc mine, having
gono out to do assessment work on
Tho Enterprise is again working a
good force of men, and it is tho intention to keep adding till the number reaches 100.
Wm. Thomlinson and CD. McCrao
have completed assessment on the
Elk, above the Meteor. They report
a promising showing.
W. Merkley, New Denver, and
partners wont out Saturday to do assessment on a group of claims on the
Kokanee slope and near the Alpine,
The Warner Miller people are
erecting cabins on the Kootenay
Queen claim, one of the Smuggler
group. The workings on this claim
will be the lowest on the property.
Messrs. Henedum and K\te, of Silverton, and Teeter, of this town, were
in Nelson this week attending a
meeting of the Howard Fraction Co,
The proceedings were adjourned to
the 2lith inst.
The Queen Hess shipped -102 tons
of ore during June.
Last week the Whitewater shipped
184 tons of concentrates.
Extensive development is going on
on all the big properties.
A winze is being sunk on the Surprise.    Eight men are employed.
At thc Ruth the concentrator is
running steadily treating tho old
During June 1482 tons of ore was
shipped trom the Sandon district, the
heaviest record in two year-.
Tho oro chute has been tapped In
the lowest workings ot* the llartney,
on Silver mountain, giving a depth
of more than 400 feet on the vein.
Amos Thompson has uncovered by
ground sluicing a rich showing of
galena near the Mountain Chief. In
it New Denver sees another mine to
back up the town.
Lottie L. Tillotson's elocutionary
entertainment In the Music Hall, on
j Friday night was, according to gen-
| oral report, a very poor apology, tho
local musical talent alone saving the
situation. There was a good turnout
and the Ladies' Aid did well by tho
sale of refreshments.
On Saturday and Monday evenings
the Egbfert Ragtime Specialty Co.
held down the boards. They put up
a fair entertainment, their turns being
an exhibition of talent on various
musical instruments. Small houses
greeted them as a result of not advertising ahead. New Denver they
characterize as the whitest place outside New York, Ill
Their Attempts to Gut the Railroad
Foiled by Hutton.
By Associated PrcM.
London, July  9.—The following
dispatch    from  Lord   Roberts   has
been received at the war office:
"Pretoria, Sunday, July 8.—As
the enemy for some days has been
threatening our line of railway by-
trying to get round our right Hank,
1 dispatched Hutton July 5, with
mounted infantry, to reinforce
Mahon, and with orders to drive
the Boers to the east of Broeken-
spruit. These orders were effectually carried out during Friday and
Saturday by Mahon, who was attacked hy some three thousand
men with six guns and two maxims.
Our casualties were: wounded, two
officers including Captain Nelles,
of lhe Canadian mounted rifles,
slightly, and twenty six men.
"Steyn left Bethlehem on the
night of July 4 for Fouriesburg,
between Bethlehem and Fickshurg,
accompanied by Christian Dewet
and other Free .State commanders,
with troops reported numbering
"Hanbury-Tracy, commanding
at R listen burg, reports that a party
of Boers under Limmer called on
him yesterday to surrender the
town and garrison. Hanbury-
Tracy replied that he held Rusten-
burg for Her Majesty's government
and intended to continue to occupy
it. The enemy then fired with
artillery and tried to take the
height commanding the town,
hut did not succeed owing to
the good arrangements made by
Hanbury-Tracy and his officers.
Eventually they were driven off with
the assistance of Hildsworth and his
Hussars, who made a rapid march
of 48 miles from the neighborhood
of Zeerust, with the bushmen under
Colonel Airlie, on hearing Rusten-
burg was likely to be threatened.
The enemy suffered heavily and five
men were captured. Our casualties
were two men killed and one officer
and three men wounded."
A coterie of probably well meaning but misguided people in New
York have organized what thev call
the National Continental Union
League, with the object of promoting the political union of Canada
and the United States. The object
of the league is defined in these
"Resolved, That we invite the
Canadian people to cast in their lot
with their own continent, assuring
them that they shall have all the
continent can give them and that
we will respect their freedom of
action and welcome them, when
they desire it, into an equal and
honorable union.
"We reaffirm and reproclaim the
Monroe doctrine in all its fullness
and reassert the right of this republic to give force to the doctrine by
responding to the request of any
American state in the case of any
encroachment by any foreign power. We are not disposed to interfere by force with the existing possessions of any European power in
this hemisphere, but we demand
that those possessions shall not under any conditions be enlarged or
used to the disadvantage of government of, by and for the people.
"Resolved, That we confidently
anticipate the complete emancipation of this hemisphere in all of its
destinies from European domain,
dominion and control, and its dedication to the uplifting- of humanity
to peaceful industry."
The league may be animated by
the kindest intentions, but its
members have not well read recent
history, or it would not have been
organized. The absorption of Canada by the United States—call it
annexation, political union or by
any other name you please—has
been an impossibility ever since
confederation and the construction
of the Canadian Pacific railway
made this country a nation politically and commercially. Confederation breathed the spirit qf national
ity into the people of Canada and
the great national highway has
made it a practical reality A gen
eration has grown up since confederation and it is proud ol being
Canadian—boasting not ol Cjuehee,
Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, British Columbia or any
other province but of Canada as
their country. There is no more
desire for annexation lo the United
States in Canada than there was in
the United States for re-union with
the mother country a generation
after the declaration of independence.
What would Canada have to gain
by such a union in exchange for
what she would lose? She has ns
complete liberty as the people of the
United States. There are many
Americans in Rossland and they
enjoy as great freedom as in their
own country. For all the essential
difference that exist in the political institutions, these American
residents can hardly realize that
they have crossed a boundary line.
It may be argued that Canada
would gain commercially by the
enjoyment of free trade with tlie
vast territoiy extending southward
to thc gulf of Mexico. But she
now has the benefit of protection
from foreign armed aggression by
the imperial army and navy, and
has a very early prospect of free
trade with all parts of an empire
infinitely more vast and of more
varied resources than the United
States. The gain by political union
would not nearly compensate for
Mie great loss Canada would suffer.
This is quite aside from the intense loyalty to their country which
inspires men of British birth. Even
though they may, by force ol circumstances, become citizens of another country, they do so with reluctance and never lose their inborn
pride in the land of their birth. This
solidarity of the British people in all
countries has been strengthened by
the South African war and would
alone suffice to prevent the success
of any movement aiming at the
renunciation of allegiance to the
A Marshal  Killed and  Two  Mom
shiners Fatally Wounded.
Montsterling, Ky., July 9.—At
Mariba, Menefee county, deputy-
United States Marshal Howard
Wilson was killed and Tip Day and
Joseph Bush were fatally injured
Wilson, accompanied by William
Stamper, had gone in search of
Day, who was wanted in Virginia
on special charges, including alleged violation of internal revenue
laws. Not far from Mariba they
came up with Day and Bush, and
when the officers made known their
business, the shooting began.
Wilson shot Bush through the
oody and Day shot Wilson through
the heart, killling him instantly.
Stamper shot Day through the
Flame* Threaten Three Steamers
Liverpool, July 9.—An alarming
fire broke out today at the sheds ol
Elder, Dempster & Co., at the
Liverpool docks. Large quantities
of palm oil caught fire and blazed
fiercely. The flames spread to the
company's steamers Bengf.iela,
Ronny and Orona, which, however,
were towed to places of safety and
the flames on board of them were
Evidently the voters in constituencies where ministers ran for reelection think the franchise has had
enough exercise this year.
The Tacoma street car horror
would probably not have happened
if the number of passengers carried
on a street car had been limited by
law, as in Europe.
The enforced suicide of Emperor
Hwang Si may have been brought
about by the reform movement
against the dowager empress' control.
Judging by lhe contradictory reports emanating from Shanghai,
that city needs relief—from a
swarm of liars.
Amateurs of Old Country, Colonies and
States in Rivalry.
Bj Associated Press.
London, July 7.—At Stamford
Bridge, before a good sized crowd
and with fine weather prevailing,
the annual meeting of the Amateur
Athletic association commenced
this afternoon. About fifty American athletes stripped to compete
with British, Australian, Canadian
and Indian cracks. Many American spectators were present to
cheer their fellow countrymen in
the largest and most important
athletic meeting ever held in England.
The mile run was won by Bennett; time, 4 minutes and 28 and
1-5 seconds. Alex. Grant, university of Pennsylvania, was third.
Edward E. Bushneas, of Pennsylvania, was not placed. George W.
Orden, of Pennsylvania, did not
London, July 7.—At the Amateur
Athletic Association championship
games at Stamford Bridge today,
Walter B. Tewksbury, of Pennsylvania University, Arthur F. Duffy,
of Georgetown University, and
Charles Lindsay of Chicago University won their respective heats in
the 100 yards dash.
London, July 7.—In the international polo match at Hurlingham
today, England beat America by
8 to 2.
Oxford-Cambridge Cricket Match
By  Associated  Press.
London, July   7.—In the annual
Oxford-Cambridge   cricket   match,
Cambridge was   all out   today  for
392 runs in the first innings.
Time io l*a>- Tour Dog Tax
Sanitary Officer Long announces
the dog tax of $2 a year is due tor
the year beginning on July 1 and, a
new Supply of license tags having
arrived, he is now prepared to issue
licenses. All dogs found at large
without tags will be impounded
and, if not redeemed within 48
hours, will be shot.
Lord lllniti Coming Iu September
Mayor Goodeve yesterday received the following reply to his telegram inviting Lord Minto to visit
this city: "Ottawa, Ont., July 6.—
To Mayor Goodeve, Rossland: His
Excellency desires that you will express the sincere thanks of himself
and Lady Minto to the citizens of
Rossland for their kindly invitation.
Their excellencies hope, according
to present arrangements, to be in
that neighborhood about the first
week in September, but it is impossible to now fix the date.
"Major R. Drimmono,
"Governor-General's Secretary."
Conference Committee of Bryan's Sup-
porlers IMuus the Campaign.
Kansas City, Mo., July 8.—The
conferer.ee committees from the
Silver Republicans, the Democrats
and Populists, in session last night,
finally came to an amicable agreement on a plan of campaign, whereby political work shall run on lines
entirely harmonious to the declarations of the Democratic convention.
Their idea will be worked out in
tvery district.
An advisory committee of three
members from each of the three
parties was appointed, and Ibis
committee, wherever possible, will
work to effect the fusion of the state
and congressional tickets.
A   Novel   Idea.
Montreal Witness, M,iy   lo, i->»
Mrs. Egerton, an English lady,
who did nursing work in Dawson
City, carried oul an original idea in
London, which greatly gratified the
Ci P. R. people. Mrs. Egerton
had been struck by the scenery
along the line of the C. P. R., as
well as with the service which the
company rendered across the continent, and she determined to
let the folk in England know something about both.   For this purpose
she availed herself of a fancy ball at
Covenl Garden, to appear in a costume which took the first prize for
Ollglnallty, and which illustrated
Canadian scenery and the C. P. R.
in a highly striking manner. The
lady's hat was trimmed in a manner
to show the C. P. R. trains in mo
tion; her cape set forth Lake Ontario, Lake Superior and the Rocky
Mountains, while the front of her
dress showed a train rushing at full
speed through the wonderful ravines
in the far northwest. In the lady's
hand was a banner which contained
the coats of arms of the several
provinces constituting the Dominion. The tou( ensemble, as the
London press remarked at the time,
was wonderfully striking and impressive and gave at a glance an
idea of a country of which Londoners, previous to the jubilee, knew
very little. Mrs. Egerton, as Mr.
Baker, thc C. P. R. agent in London, pointed out, did all this "off
her own bat," and solely with the
patriotic view of making Canada
known. The lady is coming out
again, probably this summer, when
she will make an extended tour of
the country. Photographs of Mrs.
Egerton in her unique costume are
at the general offices of the C. P. R.
Does anybody recall what became
of that old gentleman named Kruger, of whom there was some talk
a month or so ago?
What kind of a Dominion day
celebration will they have in the
year 2000?—Montreal Herald. Now
what is the use of asking a question
like that? It cannot be answered
till July i,2ooo,and you will be dead
and gone to glory, or elsewhere,
long before that, so you cannot hear
the answer.
Up to June iii about Sooo persons
had arrived at Nome this year, but
of them the Nome News says: "It
looks as if there were more traders
than miners coming to Nome.
This is essentially a mining country
and if trade is to flourish the mines
must be developed."
German  Tributes to Roberts.
Tried Army on Earth
The occupation of Pretoria
strategically ended the war, and
Hocnig, thc German military historian, declares:—"This military
performance of England is the
greatest in her history." The success of Lord Roberts in taking
with him all the heavy guns necessary lor a siege of Pretoria is the
subject ot Hoenig's admiring comment: "How much heavy artillery
Roberts had with him," he says,
"he passed over in silence, but he
has heavy guns with the Eleventh
division. When one knows what
difficulties the conveyance of this
material caused in thc countries of
Central Europe,we see that Roberts
must have united great caution
with excellent preparations during
his rest in Bloemfontein, for the
heavy artillery arrived before Johannesburg at the same time as the
above-named division. Had the
Boers offered resistance he would
have been able immediately to begin to bombard them."
Britain will come out ofthe South
African war with the only tried and
tested army on earth. Lord Roberts is a statesman as well as a soldier, and it is not his policy to scatter the Boers with a rush when delay and discouragement is scattering
them without bloodshed. It cannot
be long now until the burghers in the
Free State are crowded into subjection, and the Boers isolated in
the bills between Pretoria and the
Portuguese frontier will soon weary
of Ihe hopeless light, and the blessings of peace will be restored to the
Transvaal—Toronto Telegram.
.lumped Irom ihr Fcrr) honi
By  Associated   Press.
New York, July 7.—A man supposed to be John R. Band of Toronto, Canada, jumped from the
Pennsylvania road ferryboat Philadelphia in midstream at 12:45 *■•'*
morning and was drowned,
Chinosfl Army Arrive   at Pekin to
Drive Out the Boxers.
By Associutcil PreM.
London, July 0.— Admiral Bruce
sent a telegram to the admiralty depart ment from Taku, under date ot
July 7, lo the effect that there are
grounds for hoping that Prince
Ching, with his army, is at Pekin
protecting the legations against
Prince Tuan's army and the Boxers.
Tmi ttogatloni Holding Out
Washington, July bj,—The following telegram was received last night
by Minister W'u from Sherig, director of the imperial telegraphs at
Shanghai, dated yesterday:
"July 3-—Two legations in Pekin
still preserved. All ministers safe.
Rebellious troops and rioters make
attacks, but suffer many losses.
Imperial troops are protecting, but
meet with difficulty in doing so. It
is feared that food and ammunition
are exhausted."
I'i im i-«III 111;   \l.Is l:iii'ii|iiiiii«.
Brussels,July 9,—A Shanghai dispatch of today's date received here
says a Chinese newspaper reports that
Prince Cbing's troops have arrived
at IY'kin to revictunl the Europeans
and defend them against the rebels.
<•' 1 mini Si|ii;i<li<iii Malls.
Kiel, July ii.—Tbe German cast
Asiatic squadron sailed this morning
foi China. Emperor William and
Prince Henry of Prussia witnessed
the departure of the warships.
.lapiiu Will Send an Army
Yokohama, July i).—The government has definitely decided to dispatch 2^,000 mi»b and 5,000 horses
to China. The newspapers, in endorsing this action, point out that,
should the foreigners at Pekin perish, Japan could not be absolved
from blame.
London. Is More Hopeful
London, July i*.—The nunc-hopeful feeling engendered by Saturday's
news from Pekin was further
Strengthened this morning by Rear-
Admiral Brace's endorsement of
the previous rumors that Prince
Ching, who is said to be leading a
counter revolution at Pekin, is
lighting in behalf of the legations
against the usurper, Prince Tuan.
If the powers can find allies in
China itself, it will materially facilitate the task of restoring order.
Chinese Renew Attack mi Tien r-in
Thc latest news from Tien Tsin is
contained in a news agency message
dated Friday, July f>, reporting a
renewed Chinese attack that morning with twelve guns.' The allied
force replied with the guns landed
from the British first-class cruiser
Terrible, and a mixed force of 1000
men made a sortie under cover of
thc foreign naval brigade and
attacked the Chinese, who retired
after seven hours' lighting.
Ifoxcr*. Full orFli-.li!
Earlier dispatches record severe
fighting, notably July 2 and 3', when
thc Chinese developed unexpected
strength and did considerable damage with artillery At thc bridge
near thc French settlement there
was hard fighting at close quarters,
thc Russians with a galling gun
eventually compelling the Chinese
to retire, though the Russians suffered heavily. The operations, however, were in no way decisive, later
messages showing the Chinese were
still full of fight.
Two More MIknIoiin I.oolcil
Berlin,   July    9.—The    German
consul at Che Eoo cables under today's date that the American mission at Tung Lu and the Catholic
mission at Ching Chu Fu have been
looted. lie adds that the Boxers
continue their endeavors to incite
the population of Che Eoo to revolt.
Li I ling Hong, the former governor of Shan Tung, with S,ooo
men has gone northward from
Nankin, the governor of which
place requested him to withdraw.
ettlng proportions. The car men
have not joined in the strike and
police and marines are guarding the
streets in order to check disturb-
ances. Thc strikers have picketed
all the approaches to the town.soas
to prevent non-unionists irom enter-
ing. The laborers of'Rotterdam
will hold a mass meeting tomorrow
to discuss the best means of aiding
the strikers.
lin-nii In CliU ago's it.,, WaVP
By Associated Press.
Chicago, July 7.—A heavy rainstorm last night was the first decided brenk in the hot wave. It was
declared by the weather bureau official however, to be only temporary
relief, as hot weather is predicted
again for today. The denths yes-
terday due to the heat were 12,
while prostrations numbered 20.
Several of the latter are in a serious
condition and   recovery is doubtlul,
iiifi.f. iiuii-r ihaw  Fr/.'/.LF.
Dock Laborers on Strike
Rotterdam, July   7.—The   dock
laborers's strike is assuming threat**
AIimciicc   ol'  Best   Shots  and   Absurd
Hull's Ailed  Illsley AlUudeuce
London, July g,—The prospects
for the annual meeting of Ihe National Rifle association at Bisley, which
opened this morning with line
weather.are not ol the brightest.The
absence in South Africa ol many of
the keenest shots, together with the
vexatious rules forced oh the com**
pclitors by the council of the National Rifle association, have COmf
bined to cause a diminution in Ihe
number of entries amounting to
nearly 36 per cent. Canada is the
only British dependency any way
well represented.
Steamer Tartar Chartered as Transport—Arclhusa taoilia 10 China.
Soccial to lhe Known.
Victoria', July 7.—H. M.S.Arethusa
has been ordered to leave for China
on Wednesday. The Tartar has
been chartered to carry troops.
German's   Ruler Sends Thanks  to
President MeKinley.
Canton, Ohio, July 7.—The following cablegram has been received
by President McKinley:
"Rendc-sburg, July 7.—To the
President of the United States,
William McKinley. Eor your excellency's warm words of condolence on the murder of my representative in Pekin, I express my most
sincere thanks. I recognize therein
the common impulse of interests
which bind the civilized nations
"WILLIAM, Emperor."
lie Jumped Irom a Steamer
Halifax, N. S., July 7.—Dr.
Gerald Freeman, surgeon on the
Allan liner Carthagenian, inward
bound, committed suicide by jumping overboard as the steamer was
entering the harbor at midnight.
Ereeman came from one ofthe best
families in Dublin,   Ireland.
1 p Goes the Prtee oi Bread
Ottawa, July 7.—The bakers of
this city have decided to raise the
price of bread on account ol the
rise in the price of flour and  sugar.
Citizens of the eastern provinces
petition against Chinese restriction.
A little personal experience of the
Chinese as neighbors might change
their opinions.
Sliced missionary is all|Jthe rage
at. social sessions ol the Boxer
If Bishop McEvoy  insists on the
demand   for   separate   schools   for
the Catholics of Ontario,Sir Wilfrid
Laurier  will have    some   difficulty
insteering to avoid trouble.
A hopeful sign in the Chinese
trouble is the hostility of the viceroys bj the southern provinces to
the anti-foreign government which
has precipitated the massacre al
Pekin.' 11
Massacre of Ghatbolic   Converts as
Well as the Whites.
London, July ».—In response to
an inquiry cabled to Shanghai in
regard to the situation at Pekin,
the following cablegram has been
received from an authoritative quarter:
"Shanghai,    Thursday,   July   5:
"Prepare to hear the worst."
Butchery Br Wholesale
London, July 6.—There is amass
of wild rumor from the far east.
Though so contradictory on most
points, it continues|unanimous as to
the consummation of the tragedy at
To consistent reports of the massacre of the whites are now added
the additional horrors that the savage soldiery butchered at the capital 5000 native Roman Catholic converts. This comes in a Shanghai
dispatch of July 5, which only adds
to the reports given by respectable
Chinese who have arrived from
Chian Fu, and who describe Pekin
as an inferno, as the streets literally
run with blood.
They confirm numerous stories of
execution and untold tortures of the
isolated foriigners and European
soldiers captured by the mob. The
authority of Yung Lu, the Chinese
imperial treasurer, who advocated
moderation, was completely effaced
by Prince Tuan Tung Fuh Siang,
who issued fresh edicts ordering the
merciless extermination of all foreigners in the empire.
Itfllcl of Feklu Hopeless.
CopyrlKhleil i*» by the Associated Pre**..
Tien Tsin, June 29 via Chefoo,
July 1, and Shanghai, July 5,—The
best informed in Tien Tsin consider the position of the foreigners
in Pekin as almost hopeless. It is
hopeless to attempt to force the
way with the force available. Commanders are willing to resort lo
desperate means, but to attempt a
forced march from Tien Tsin with
the forces at hand means certain
destruction to the army, besides
slaughter to the civilians left at
Tien Tsin. Enough soldiers are
necessary to defeat the Chinese
v army, maintain communications
with the base ol supplies and guard
the hospitals en loute. The water
supply is an important problem in
a country furnishing none except
river wells, which arc being poisoned.
Awl'ul Atrocities ou Wounded.
The Chinese are committing
atrocities upon the wounded. They
are mutilating all the dead which
fall into their hands. General Tung
Fug Siang, with ten thousand ol
the best disciplined troops in the
Chinese army, Mohammedans, are
marching from the south west towards Pekin. The army there-
bouts numbers fifty thousand.
The empress fled to her  summer
palace. The Mohammedans and
Boxers are fighting in Pekin. Ten
regiments of General Nieh's command north of Tien Tsin are report-
ted to have deserted and gone to
pillaging the country.
Residents declare that the Chinese commune was inauguarted by-
peaceable Chinese, who have been
the greatest sufferers from (he foreign soldiers, who are burning the
outskirts of Tien Tsin to deprive
the enemy of shelter. The Boxers
are destroying outlying villages for
loot. The smoke of a hundred
fires can be seen in every   direction.
Quid Again a! Tien Tsin.
Tien Tsin was not bombarded today for the first time in a fortnight.
Families are returning to their
homes within the concessions,
Women and children will be sent to
Taku, as soon as the travel is safe.
No unfriendly Chinamen are visible
in the streets. A few ofthe richest,
with their families, are huddled,
badly frightened, in the outhouses
for protection. Others, concealed
iu various houses, shoot at the Europeans on the street.
Dogs Haling lh« Head.
The   Chinese   about   Tien   Tsin
number thousands,     Most of thor-e
who have bsen killed lie unburied
in the fields. The river to Taku is
full of floating bodies and many
have been washed up by the tide.
Hogs are feeding on these bodies
along the banks.
Him Tien Islu Was Saved.
The small American contingents
everywhere distinguished themselves. Captain McCalla and Major
Waller arc most popular at Tien
Tsin. Their men arc placed in the
lead of every movement. By common consent, the British are close
behind them. The foreigners in
Tien Tsin declare, however, that
they owe their lives to the Russians,
without whom the other small detachments must have been overwhelmed on that darkest Wednesday, when the Chinese were pressing on every side and the bravest
men were abandoning hope. The
Russian commander, Colonel Wo-
sack, arranged the main body with
the civilians to make a sortie in the
direction of Taku. He left 400
Russians to defend the city and engage the attention of the Chinese,
the intention being lor them to ultimately sacrifice themselves. The
arrival ol the Americans saved the
day. Their arrival proved a complete surprise.
Ureal Chinese Preparations
Among the evidences of immense
Chinese military preparations for
war may be mentioned that arsenals
and stores hitherto unknown have
been discovered with $10,000,000
worth of arms and ammunition of
the most modern type. These arms
and ammunition have been destroyed in three arsenals outside of Tien
Several thousand troops under
General Nieh are holding the native
city live miles north of Tien Tsin. It
is rumored that 40,000 troops will
attack the place at noon today. The
troops under arms failed to materialize. Admiral Seymour was
wounded slightly recently by a spent
bullet, which struck him in the
shoulder while in the house with
Commander McCalla and Commander Taussig.
The Hero ol Tien Tsin
The hero of Tien Tsin is James
Watts, a young Englishman, perhaps the best rider in China, who
with three Cossacks ran the gauntlet to Taku with messages for reinforcements, charging through villages under fire repeatedly. Several foreign commanders have recommended the quartette to be decorated.
Word From Clieloo
New York, July 6.—Dr. Hasley,
of the board ol foreign missions of
the Presbyterian church, has received word from Chefoo. The
cable reads:
"Chefoo. — Hodges, Sincoxes,
Taylor at Pao Ting Fu. Lowrie at
Tien Tsin. Millers Corea. None
left Pekin. Shantung missionaries
safe.    Elterich."
"This means," said Dr. llalsey,
"that Dr. Cortlandt Yan Rensslaer,
Hodges and his wile, Dr. G. Yard-
ley Taylor and Rev. S. 1-:. Silcoxes
and wife are at Pao Ting Fu, and
have not made their escape. The
Rev. J. Lowrie has escaped from
Pao Ting Eu and is now at Tien
Tsin and Ihe Rev. J. A. Miller and
Mrs. Miller have escaped and gone
to Corea."
The next statement is important
as it indicates that all the missionaries are still in Pekin. The final
part of the message is still more important as it shows that all the missionaries, some 60 in number, in
the Shantung district are safe.
Howell Falls Out of His Boat and is
Nearly Drowned.
Secretary Hoot Will A*k   Congress lor
al Least T5.000  lieu.
By  Aauociated  Press.
New York, July f>.—A special
from Washington says:
"Secretary Rool is preparing a
bill for the reorganization ol" the
regular army even more radical in
its nature than the one submitted in
the last session. An official in close
touch with the secretary says it is
the intention of the department to
ask congress for a standing army of
not less than 75,000 men. An army
of this size, it is estimated, will be
needed to successfully cope with the
situation in the Philippines."
Henley, July 6.—Showers ushered in the final day of the great English rowing meeting. The attendance was far below the average.
The rumors which were abroad
early as to thc indisposed condition
ofthe amateur champion, B. H.
Howell, the American, were unfortunately confirmed hy the result of
the final heat for the Diamond
Sculls, in which he was defeated by
E, C. Hemmerde, of Oxford, by
three-quarters of a length after a
spirited contest, which so exhausted
the American sculler that he fell out
of his boat, and would have been
drowned but for prompt assistance
from the umpire's boat. The time
was 8 minutes 42 seconds.
In the final heat for the grand
challenge cup, I.eander beat Trinity
college, Cambridge, after a magnificent struggle. Trinity led most of
the way, when advantages of the
station enabled I.eander to win by
a half length. Time, 7 minutes 6
In the Thames challenge cup final heat, Trinity college heat Dublin
university. It was a great race,
but bad steering, due partly to the
wind, lost the Irishmen the event,
which was won by one-third of a
length. Time, 7 minutes 24 seconds.
Bunk   ol' II   Oi  to Become Out*   with
Bunk oM'omiiiui-ce.
Montreal, July ft.—Local officials
of the Canadian Bank of Commerce
here confirm the report that the
Bank of British Columbia will be
amalgamated with the formei institution, the same to be ratified at a
meeting*- of shareholders of the Bank
of Commerce on August 20.
The amalgamation is considered
here as the most important transaction for several years. It will make
the total capital of the Bank of
Commerce $8,000,000, coming
within two-thirds of the capital of
the Bank of Montreal.
I ii 11ml In 11   'l:i 11111;i. In iir- Want   Direct
Steamer ami Tiirltri'i-crei-cucc,
Toronto, July 5.—At a meeting
of the special committee of the Canadian Manufacturers' association
yesterday to consider the promotion of trade with South Africa, it
was decided to ask the Dominion
government to establish a direct
line of steamers to Capetown, and
to urge 'he British government, in
connection with the reconstruction
ot the tariffs of the new South
African colonies after the war, to
establish the principle of intercolonial tariff preference.
The)'   Acquitted  Themselves   Well   lu
Flglil, Beating Hoers.
Toronto, July 5. — The Globe correspondent says:
"The Times correspondent at
Greylingstadt refers to the work of
Strathcona's Horse in their first engagement. He says the Canadians
were engaged for the first time and
acquitted themselves creditably,
though new to the kind of fighting.
They killed four Boers and beat off
the attack. Another correspondent
says the Boers were well concealed
during tbe attack and that Strathcona's Horse lost one killed and
Captain Cooper missing."
The majority report of the parliamentary committee which inquired
into the purchase of emergency rations for the second contingent is
about as transparent a coat of whitewash as was ever laid upon a piece
of jobber}-. One has but to read
the majority and minority reports
to see this. The majority skims
over the subject, while the minority
goes into it thoroughly.
The majority tries to make it appear  that   the   charges  originated
with disappointed manufacturers of
emergency     rations. Whatever
blame the majority is compelled to
admit as attaching to the department of militia is shuffled off to Ihe
subordinates, although it is an accepted principle that a superior is
responsible for the acts of his subordinates. Another scapegoat is
the collector of customs at Montreal. His conduct in allowing the
second shipment of the stuff out of
which Dr. Devlin made his vitallin
is declared "wholly indefensible."
The main issue is not whether
Hatch's protose or Devli.i's vitallin
was the better food, nor whether
the latter was identical with the
stuff tested at Kingston. The
question is whether Devlin's food
was so concentrated as to fill the requirements of an emergency ration
Thomas McEarlane, chief analyst of
the inland revenue department,found
the sample furnished with Devlin's
tender to contain only 16% of protein, or nutritive substance, while
that taken from the packages
shipped from Halifax to South Africa contained ifi.88%. In his report
Mr. McEarlane says:
"Since the average percentage of
proteids in wheat is 12, it does not
appear that this proteid powder is
a very concentrated food, or is entitled to its name, or has a food
value equivalent to $2 per   pound."
Four ounces of Devlin's stuff was
said to constitute a day's ration.
Yet Dr. Ruttan, professor of chemistry at McGill university, testified
that "soldiers doing fairly active
work would require between a pound
and a half and a pound and three-
quarters, in order to get sufficient
proteids"; for the soldiers woul J requite lour and one-half ounces of
pure proteids daily. In other words,
Dr. Devlin's so-called concentrated
food only contained one-sixth ofthe
nutriment necessary for a soldier on
active duty. This stuff was furnished
the soldiers as a last resort to sustain life when cut   off   from   other
In the face of this fact, which is
the central fact in the whole case,
the majority report treats the matter as a quarrel between two rival
manufacturers of concentrated food
and it busies itself with proving
that Devlin's food, which was
bought, was as good as Hatch's,
which had been tested last fall but
was not bought. Having proved
that due care was taken by Minister Borden's subordinates to prove
this, the committee has only proved
that neither Hatch's nor Devlin's
food was worthy to be called concentrated, since common wheat
contains three-fourths as much nutritive substance as either.
The minority report shows that,
after having received tenders of
emergency rations from two other
parties last fall, the militia department hurriedly gave a contract to
Devlin, whose product had never
been tested, ignored all others,made
no tests, invited no tenders, and
paid Devlin a pr-ce which yielded
him nearly 300% profit.
Parliament may whitewash a job
like this, but the voters are apt to
scrape off the whitewash.
Greenwood is agitated by a demand for the suppression of gambling. A correspondent of the Times
asked why the "sky pilots" did not
tackle the subject, but "the parson"
replies declining to light a skunk.
Russell A. Alger jr. lost his right
arm through the explosion ol a
Fourth of July firecracker. His
lather lost his job in the United
States cabinet through his attempt
to manage the war with Spain
without making enemies.
The poll boxes for two polling
places in Cassiar did not reach their
destination in time for the election
and therefore a new election is likely
to be ordered. You cannot rush
things in Cassiar; it's a large country.
W. T, R, Preston, the Dominion
immigration agent, thinks the Boers
would like to come to Canada. It is
no more probable that they would
like to come to this country than
that this country would find them
desirable citizens. They have made
a large number of long-range friends
on this continent by their fighting
powers and some of these have offered them homes in Colorado and
some of the northwestern states under the mistaken impression that
they are hard-working farmers, who
are simply fighting for the right to
till the soil undisturbed by a swarm
of British mining speculators.
The Boers are not farmers, any
more than the southern planters
who were ruined by tbe American
civil war They are cattlemen and
sheepmen. They do not work with
their hands, for the idea of manual
labor is as abhorrent to them as it
was to the southern planters. They
went into the Transvaal to get
away from British anti-slavery laws.
When they needed men they made
raids among the neighboring native
tribes, gathered in a crowd of young
Kaffirs and enslaved them. Under
pressure of British influence, they
have adopted various disguises lor
slavery, but it is slavery just the
same, enforced with the sjambock,
as it was in the South with the rawhide whip in the old days. These
slaves do the work and the Boer
rides around ami bosses them, varying this occupation with frequent
hunting expeditions, by which he
has acquired his great skill with the
rifle. He does not cultivate the
ground himself and his slaves only
do so to a sufficient extent to raise
food lor the Boer family and themselves. The principal occupation
of the slaves is lo care for the cattle
and sheep and the   master's   house.
Thc Boers would be horrified at
Ihe idea of coming to the Northwest provinces, plowing up land
and sowing it with grain and enduring the rigorous winters of Manitoba. Nor would they enjoy clearing a farm in the dense forests wesl
of the Cascades. They would be
like fish out of water.
But the Boers will not emigrate
trom South Africa. They will not
lose their great stock-ranges. They
will lose nothing except their exclusive Dutch government, their religious intolerance, their tyrannical
power over the natives and the band
of grafters whom Kuiger brought
over from Holland. In a few years
they will find out that they are much
better off without all these things
and they will Battle down to enjoy
true liberty under   the   British flag.
The revenue collected by the fisheries department in the fiscal year
1899 was: From British Columbia, $45,801.75; from Ihe balance
of Canada, $39,701.10. The expenditures were: In British Columbia, $12,195.61;■■• *-'0 maritime
provinces, Si55,493.73. A redistribution of Ihe Dominion revenue
from fisheries would be in order.
If Tommy Atkins were given the
chance of going to China by the
broiling Red Sea route or by the
cool and breezy Canadian route,
there is no doubt about his decision.
John Houston M.P.P.'s Tribune
criticizes Premier Dunsmuir for
neglecting Kootenay and Yale in
the selection of his ministers and
suggests that the seven members
from these districts vote as a unit
to enforce recognition. The Nelson
Miner says Houston's kick is inspired by disappointment that he
was overlooked
Jim Hill has bought a big steam
yacht. In years gone by he was
more familiar with sternwheel
steamers. But he is not the only
Steamboatman who has turned railroadman.     Is he, Captain Troup?
Trusts will be the main issue iu
the United States this year and each
parly is busy finding out what
trusts the leaders ofthe other hold
stock in.     Of 111-1 delegates-at-large
from Missouri to the Democratic
national convention, the St. Louis
Mirror says: "Col. W. II. Phelps
is an open   and   notorious   lobyist.
Col, Phelps says ex-Gov. Stone is a
lobyist too. They both suck eggs,
but Stone hides ihe shells."
Mr. Tarte's speeches in France
have disgusted even his warmest
apologists among the Liberal papers, lie is trying to be a loyal
British subject ami a loyal Frenchman at the same lime.
If any white man escapes the
doomed legations in Pekin, he will
have a lale of heroism and horror
to tell which will excel    the story ot
The nomination of Mr. Bryan
as the Democratic candidate for
president of the Untied States was
a foregone conclusion; so also was
the adoption of such a platform as
that on which he will make his
canvass; but the choice of Adlai
Stevenson as his running mate is
the one unexpected event at the
convention. Mr. Stevenson was
elected vice-president on the Democratic ticket with Mr. Cleveland in
1892 and his personal popularity
aided in carrying Illinois, but he is
a mediocrity who has won favor by
his affable manners and his fondness for playing to the galleries. He
was known to be out of harmony
with his chief on the silver question
and his renomiuationis tatamount to
giving notice to the gold Democrats
that, if they wish to come back into
the ranks, they must swallow holus
bolus the principles for which they
left the party in 1896.
The action of ex-Senator Hill
confirms this view. Having failed
in his efforts to make the way easy
for the return of the gold Democrats by avoiding a specific reiteration of the free silver theory, he refused to allow his name to be even
proposed for vice-president. Too
strong a parly man to bolt, he yet
would not run on a platform with
the main plank of which he was notoriously out of harmony, especially
when he believed that plank foredoomed his party to defeat. Hill is
a gooil political weathercock.
The Democratic platform is such
as might have been expected Irom
a convention dominated by Mr.
Bryan and offering no quarter lo
the opponents of his pet theory. It
repeats the heresies of 1896, though
they have been disproved by the
events of four years. Its declarations against trusts have as little of
the ring of sincerity as those of the
Republican platform, when we recall that many ofthe delegates are
directly interested in the thing denounced. It appeals to the prejudices of the Anglophobes by conjuring up lhe bugaboo of an Anglo-
American alliance and by gushing
sympathy with "Ihe heroic burghers
in their unequal struggle to maintain
their liberty and independence." It
embodies a miserable backdown
from the attacks made on President
McKinley for suppressing the Tag-
alo rebellion in the Philippine islands, for the establishment of a
stable government is advocated as a
preliminary to independence.
However much Americans may
differ as to the degree to which
President McKinley's administration
has contributed towards the prosperity his country now enjoys, they
cannot hut agree to the fact that it
has been prosperous. In view of
this coincidence, the majority of
them would be disposed to give
him the benefit of the doubt, concede that he had brought prosperity
and give him an opportunity to continue it. This disposition is likely
to be increased by many of the
planks in his rival's platform.
Should the Oregon prove a total
loss, it will be felt almost as keenly
by the American people as a reverse
in the Spanish war would have
The most :areful assay of lion. J.
Israel Tarte's career in France will
fail to disclose a trace of golden silence. —Toronto Telegram.
The Bull and the Bear are in the
China shop together, but up to dale
they ilo not appear lo have done a
great deal of damage.- -Toronto
A great deal of promising laundry talent is going astray in   China.
— Baltimore American.
The l-'ilipi 10 junta at Hong Kong
has proposed terms of peace to lhe
United Stales. lhe junta appears
to have forgotten that the victors
usually dictate the terms   of  peace.
It is necessary to inform Secretary ol Stale Scott, as Dr. T. R.
Mclnnes   has   been   informed,   that
the   people   oi   British    Columbia
have not applied lor his appointment
as their political guardian. This
province has enough citizens ot lull
age and sound mind to manage it
without meddling from Ottawa or
trom government house at Victoria. I hi; iiiin.i., SLOCAN, li- -'•- .fUU  W, "tOOfA
ULOOAN,      -      -       -       -      B. C.
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the fust insertion and5 cents a lino each
subsequent insertion.
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mn legal advei Using.
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Address all letters to— /
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JULY 18th, 1900.
The Dominion Conciliation Bill has
passed the Houso of Commons without
a demur. Labor finds plenty of
friends before olectlons.
W. J. Bryan and Adlai Stevenson
are the Democratic nominees for
president and vice president of the
United States. They make a strong
team and their nomination ilomon-
i stratcs tho strength of western influences.
A bill has been introduced into the
Houso of Commons reducing the post
age rnto on newspapers to one-eighth
of a cent per pound for points within
the province of publication. The reduction is due to the increase in the
tprlce of paper.
.Alltho members of tiro provincial
-cabinet have been re-oloclcd by acclamation, whatever opposition there
may have been mooted being per-
.inittcd to die out on nomination duy.
The people have had a surfeit of politics and want to see business devel-
1 °*Ped •       ____________
Combines are tho order of the day,
the latest instance being in thc banking business, whereby tho Bank of
British Columbia and thc Bank of
Commerce consolidate interests with
.a capital of about $11,000,000. It
-will make a powerful financial institution.
Bl-raetallism and the cause of free
silver are far from being thc dead issues so steadfastly asserted  by the
gold bugs.   The recent Democratic
convention  at Kansas City lias re-
. affirmed tho 16 to 1 plank of tho Chi-
.cago platform of 189(3,and once again
tbe people of the United States are
called upon to determine thc righteousness of thc cause championed by
by William Jennings Bryan.   As in
thc previous presidential contest, the
■united strength ofthe raonied powers,
trusts and combines will be exerted
to down silver.   By thoir very opposition, the gold bugs offer thc best
- testimony to tho importance of the
free silver Issue and the arraying of
the classes against thc masses by the
,Eej>ublican  party   only  serves to
jBtrengthen the evidence in favor ot
bi-mctallism.   Were   it left to the
masses, free silver would become an
accomplished fact in short order, for
silver is the monetary heritage of the
poor. Tbe gold bugs realizo that and
by their constant trading upon the
poor  they are enabled  to further
,araas8 wealth and retain power.
The cheap claptrap of thc Democratic platform for the coming presidential election in thc States respecting the Transvaal war will avail the
party but little in their campaign
Nor will their anti-imperialistic policy
count for much. Thc hand of destiny
is responsible for American expansion
in recent years. The Monroe doctrine
.cannot limit the growth ofthe American nation to one continent and their
sphere of influence must keep expanding in like proportion to thc
domination of thc English -speaking
civilization. England's actions in
South Africa are violating :io principles of freedom and justice and the
Democratic sympathy with thc Boers
(Will not prevent the downfall of that
.nation, nor alter the fact of South
Africa  being  permanently  painted
..red. The Anglo-Saxon,bo he Briton
or American, is a ruler, and sooner
or luter all nations must own him
-lord. How infinitely Email do the
Democratic actions appear alongside
British sympathy with the American
cause during the Spanish war, and
at the present time when the armies
and navies of England and the
United States are fighting together
in a common cause in China, in an
endeavor to avenge wholesale mur-
. dor and liberate Imprisoned subjects
of cither country, and  for that mat
..tor, oi thc world. The Democrats are
appealing t" the worst passions ofthe
. elector.te, which is not in accordance
with   the   high   traditions  ol   that
.mighty party.
There is a great demand for servant girls.
P. Burns & Co. will build a brick
block in Sandon.
Arthur Dick, thc original owner of
this townsite, is in Atlin.
A C.P.R, photograph outfit, with a
private car, came in Monday,
Born, in Slocan, on Juno 29, Mrs.
H. M. Covington, of a daughter.
P, A. Wood has glvon up thc idea
of building a brick block in Sandon.
Fred Smith, traveler for Cage &
Co., Toronto, came in Tuesday evening.
E K. Athcrton will erect a one-
story brick block in Sandon, (30x80
The C.r.ll. is contemplating using
electricity for lighting all Untouches
and locomotives.
The Chapleau Minos have removed
their ollice next door to that ot tho
Arlington Mines.
Go to Shatfbrd's for union made
overalls, bathing suits, etc A nice
line just received.
M. I.avell has his hotel running in
full shape, having started in timo for
yesterday's crowd.
Harry Tipping left Salurday on a
visit to his grand parents, in the
maritime provinces.
Hunter Bros, have turned over
their store business at Sandon to the
JIuntcr-Kcndrick Co.
A furious gale, accompanied by
heavy rain nnd hail, swept over the
town Wednesday night.
Get John Craig's bread at D. Arnot's
and Shatford & Co. 's. Best in the
market and always fresh.
J. G. MeCallum is clearing a lot
on Dolaney avenue preparatory to
the erection of n neat cottage.
Wm. Meldrum, who ran a store
here two venrs or more ago, was one
of the visitors in town yesterday.
Tho Arrowhead railway is now
open down to the Wigwam, the present terminus of tho steamboat line.
L. A. Thurston is still after the
Nelson customs officials with a sharp
stick.    They arc beginning to hedge.
K, II Trueman, the itinerant photographer ol Vancouver, had his face
shooting apparatus working hero this
Wholesalers have raised the price
of Hour $1.40 a barrel, owing to the
shortage of thc wheat crop on the
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply at The Diiim,.
Nelson Purely, who was run over
by a freight train at the Junction on
the 3rd, died at the Nelson hospital
the following Friday.
Paddy Stratford, well# known on
Ten Mile, is In charge of a gang of
men making trails on Toby creek, in
the Windermere camp.
Hill v Crawford, one ofthe ancients
here but now a successful merchant
in Creston, looked up his old friends
in Slocan during the week,
C. F. Nicholson, an old Ontario
newspaper man, known round New
Denver, is running an assay office in
Peterborough, East Kootenay.
Chief of Police Stubbs, of Sandon,
went through to Nelson Monday with
S, Lloyd as a prisoner, who will
spend CO days in the provincial bas
Armstrong's survey party, which
has been operating on Ten Mi lo for
the past month under G.P.B, instructions, went south by Friday evening's
Word was received Wednesday by
the Sloan boys of the serious illness
of their aged mother at Carlcton Place
Ont. Thomas Sloan left for his old
home yesterday.
A brush fire on J. G. McCallum's
lot on Delnney avenue, which is being cleared up, caused a rippleof excitement Tuesday, as it threatened a
couple of residences.
W. Wall, C. P. R. bridge inspector
for Kootenay, passed up tho lake on
Wednesday to inspect tho N, & S. Ri
trestles. No bridges on the Slocan
river branch will be filled in this
Inadvertently The Drill omitted
mentioning last week the arrival of
Roy Dickinson from New Vork. He
will also spend the summer here, bo-
coming initiated in the mysteries of
western life.
Slocan was not the only town inflicted by tho elocutionary presence
of Lottie L. Tillotson. Sho almost,
raised a riot in New Denver and
came well nigh killing the good people of Nelson Wednesday.
I.O.O.K. Officer..
Following arc thc officers lor the
ensuing term elected by the local
lodgo, I.O.O.F.---N.G., D. Arnot; V.
G..S. B. Clement: K.S., II. E. Allen;
P.8., .1. T. Beauohesne; Treas., A E.
Teeter; Chap., Hev. Mr. McKee.
nt the mine is forging ahead in a most
satisfactory niaunor and thc oro reserves are'rapidly increasing. In tho
lowest drift the vein is holding its
width well, whiletho values continue
as high as In tho upper levels. Thc
now tramway is almost completed,
only four piers remaining to be erected when Mr. Williams camo down.
Tho new quarters for tho men arc
commodious and comfortable, while
tho iiniehing touches were b ing put
on the mill site and dam. Were the
wagon road completed, Mr Williams
stated ho would have the new mill up
and the machinery Installed nnd
running in flvo weeks. Tho company
arc eager to hnvo the works established, as then tho mine will enter on
the dividend stage. To the camp the
mill means a largo amount of money
spoilt in wages, while the Chapleau.
itself would increase its force, to thc
benefit in particular of this town.
Sllll no Settlemmit.
Another week has passed and still
there is no settlement in sight regarding tho liquor license question. The
department at Victoria has failed to
instruct their local official and the
hotels continue to do business without
licenses. A new hotol, even, has
started in this week without papers
nnd thoro is no legal machinery
available apparently to move in the
matter. Tho hotel men do not feel
inclined to worry over the money
part of it, though thoy would like to
(eel easy in their minds thnt they
were not liablo to prosecution. There
is no licensu law, it scorns, and yet
the hotels are compelled to close their
doors on Sundays.    Rather peculiar.
Chapleau Forging Ahead.
J, M.   Williams,   manager of the
Chapleau, accompanied by M, Hall,
of Nelson, visited  that  property on
Monday, returning next day.    Work
The Mureu.it Branch
OKTHi-: W.C.T.U., Slocan-,
Meets the second Thursday in eaoh month
ut ti p.m. Next meeting In the Presbyterian church. All meetings open
to those wishiiiK t • join.
Mas. W. J. Aniiiiuwh, Mrs. T. 11. Ham,
President. Cor. Scureturv.
Laud Notice.
NOTICE is hereby eivon that thirty
days alter date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner o( Lands and Works
for permission to purchase the following
described hind in West Kootenay district:—Commencing at n post marked
"WD.M.'l Northwest Cor."; thence 80
chains south to tho south east corner of
Lot 896j tlienco 20 chains cast to the
north east eorner of Lot 381; thence 80
chains north; thence 20 chains west to
point of beginning, and containing 100
Dated at Slocan, B.C., the 2oth day of
Juno, 1900.
av. i). McGregor.
Land Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that after one
month I will make application to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
to purchase 120 acres of land, in the District of West Kootenay, in the Province
of British Columbia, situated on the
north side of lot No. 806, and adjoining
the townsite of Brandon on the cast, and
about three-quarters of a mile east of tbe
Slocan river; commencing at initial post
marked "If. I). Curtis, S. W. Corner';
thence north 00 chains; tlienco east 20
chains; thence south 00 chains; thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at Slocan City the 16th dav of
June, 1900.
"Chapleau"    anil    "Chuplrau  CmiMOl"
l'racliciiuil .Miiiunil < lulniH.
Situate in tho Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where locatsd: On the 1st north
fork of Lemon creek.
TAKE NOTICE that I, J. Mallinson
Williams, acting as agent for tbe Chapleau Consolidated Gold Mining Company
Limited, freo miners' certificate No.
B17J02, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further taka notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
liefore the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th day of June, A.D. 1900
J. I.
E A. So,
Provincial Land Sur
veyor «& Mining
B, C.
Gwiilim & Johnson,
n. c
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, B. C
General Packing- and Forwarding attended to at the
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Pack Horses for
hiro at reasonable rates.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddlo Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Rates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Mines,   Real Estate, Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts   of   Titles  Furnished.
Slocan,      -       -     B. C.
H. J.
Large stock of new Coal
and WoodStoves.Steel
Ranges, and the best
assortment of Heating
Stoves in West Kootenay will be in next
month. Call and see
We keep Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Etc,
Carefully  Compounded.
Mail  Orders  receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, B. C.
Mil Pacific Railway
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.
T. McNeish & Co.
Successors to B, Parris & Co.,
Make a. specialty of handling only the best coods tlm *  .
provide*.    Their Gents' Furnishings, Clothing Hoots t «.'kf
lerato in Dlltt.     Their store L _?»„ * S|,n*
and quality of the Gw^JiSlKHiS
given to mto« orders. u l'ov ilu"».
Slocan, B. c
are now and moderate in priee
for the freshness
Special attention glv
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
We Have Just Ouenefl a Lame Stock of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street,
Slocan,  B. c
People !
Orders for all
Kinds of Job Work
Commercial, Legal,
Mining, Banking,
Milling, Railway,
or any other description,
At Reasonable  Rates,
Quickly Attended fct:
The Drill, Slocan
Do You
Want a Home I
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 andProvenMinerai
Resources. Nature and Man
hath decreed that
Slocan is
the Town
Come and be convinced that this tale is
no mere idle dream, but a stern reality.


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