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V OL. I., No. 14.
si.ocan,  S3;   0.,  JULY  (i,   limn.
|2.0fl TICK ANN I'M.
Dealers in Fresh and Salt
Heats, Vegetables and Pro-
vis ions.
Goods 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.
Tens and Coffees arc
the market affords.
Look for the Big Sign Across the Street.
Tens and Coffees are the best and freshest
the market affords.
"W. T. Shatford & Co., General Merchants,
Slocan, Vernon, Falrvicw, and Camp McKinncv, B. C.
Victoria, Hotel,
SLOGAN,  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.
QETHING & HENDERSON, - Proprietors.
TcXY ■ . .
SLOCAN,       -       B.   C.
Is one of the best appointed Hotels in the Country.
Headquarters for Mining Men. The Bar is
richly stocked and the Dining Room Ai.
Slocan, B. C, is under the
M\i aed Personal Management or Jeff fiatr,
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.
Sooootaful Outcome of tliuAiTii.li- A Wr
Crowd in Attendance Throughout Hi**
imy- Ki'Kiiit*) of the Spoils -Silverton
Win* at Football.
Slocan, like her rival towns celebrating Dominion day, suffered somewhat from the inclement weather in
point of attendance, nevertheless thc
Bports here on Monday were of a
whole-souled nature -ind provided an
abundance of amusement to the 4O0
odd visitors who came to town, The
upper camp hamlets turned out well,
the morning boat beins- filled, with a
largo number on the evening trip, It
was a most successful celebration, and
while it dragged a little In the afternoon, still the general verdict was
ono of pleasure aud approval, Each
department of the programme was
well balanced and ample amusement
was provided foi" the money. The
train and boat, service by the C. P.K.
win- lb-', class and strictly on time,
for which thev deserve all praiso,
The decora I ions of the streets and
bandings were on an elaborate scale
and added ranch to the general effect.
II. J. Robertson'ssliop In this respect
was most conspicuous, while the interior of the Royal Hotel was as
pretty as a picture. T. Sloan's pri
vate dwelling easily carried off tlie
honors In that class. During tho day
clicre was but little drinking and not
a single Incident occurred to mar the
pleasure of the visitors. Slocan endeavored to treat her gUOStS white
and il she tailed it was not through
attempting to do the proper thing.
When the train and boat arrived,
the visitors were inc-t by the land in
a six-horse chariot and other gully
decorated rigs and escorted to the recreation grounds, where tlie football
tournament was held. During the
leisure moments tho band was much
in evidence, as during tbo rest < f the
day, fulfilling their duties well. It
was the tournament that excited the
most interest and it certainly was a
big feature. Quite a largo sum of
money changed hands oyer the re
suits. Throughout tho several games
very little roughness was Indulged
in, each team putting up a strong
and determined effort to win, Pour
teams were entered for tne $75 prize
and, though every power was put
forth to down the Silverton boys, the
lads in red and white carried off the
honors without the loss of a slnglo
The first match was between Slocan
and a team chosen from among the
miners up the creek. It resulted In
a win fur tbo town te.un by a SOoi'o
of 1 goal to 0. The next game, between Sandon and Silverton, was a
I: t number. Lick of practice and a
shortagoof regular players all militated against the boys from the Silver
City. They had the sympathy ol the
crowd with them, but thc brilliant Individual play if Sandon failed to
make much Impression against tlie
team work of Silverton, who won out
2 goals toO. In the deciding game
of the tournament, Slocan v.*. Silver-
ton, excitement rose high for, at the
outset, it looked very much like a
linine win- It was a close match,
the ball traveling lroni goal to goal
in a rapid manner, several times
Sloean almost scored, bul luck was
against them and they went down
niter a plucky and determined Btrug-
glo to the same tunoof 2 goals toO.
'While the majority of the spectators
would   like   to have seen  Silverton
humbled, yet no one grudged them
their victory and the prize for they
were well and hard I arm d. Silver
tun's work mi the Held would shine
more if they would polish off a few
of tin ir rough corners,
Sharp after dinner the Caledonian
spurts were commenced, some in
Ci tint ol the Royal and thc others on
Main .street, (iu.-ly, ol Buudon, was
strictly on deck, though he had fasf
company, In the footraces ho was
out of It, withdrawing from tho 100-
vard dash, McNicholl, of Silverton,
being first, as also in the 22f>yard
event, Billy llloks won the hurdle
nice, which surprised himself as
much as anybody else Gusty foil In
this when near die tape and bj losl
Following are the prize winners in
tho various evoiiisi—Running hop,
step and jump. I, Gustyj 2, Rackllff.
Standing bri ad lump, 1, Gusty; 2.
McNicholl. Running broad Jump, i,
Gusty; 2, litcNIehol', Polo vaulting,
Hicks and Lake tie. Three-legged
race, I. I licks ,*. Crawford; 2, McDonald >8 Brett. Boys' race, 1, Roi ert
- in; 2, F. La veil, Boys' bicvele race
I, Hull; 2, Tipping.
Tim -- hones ran for the Slocnn
lake purse and it was a dandy lace,
three boats having to bo run to decide
it. In the first heal R. Alien's boi rel
cast a sin e slid was mil of it, the con-
ti si, being between Bob Wood's black
and warden's bay. The former took
first  money.    The slow  race was a
peach and created a barrel of fun.
Five old p'oddors Wore entered, three
of which took a fancy to bolting down
Delnney avenue every time on their
way to tho Arlington mine, while
W'oi'dcn's great big marc had a spe
olal liking for her stable, for which
she headed each heat. After ninny
laughable attempts thc purse was
awarded to T. Sloan's Pinto, with
Worden's big bay in second place. A
postponement was made, till Tuesday
night ol the saddle race, and after*
wards abandoned.
Three entries were made in the
gents' bicycle race. An early spill
can ed Brett to bo the third candidate, Hamilton being first and Tat-
tcrsiill second. In the ladies' race
Miss Funk was first and Miss Cavana
second. The boys' sports were especially interesting, the winners being:
R. Robertson in the broad jump,
Shorty Wichniann second. The latter won the polo vaulting iu a beautiful contest, with Oi Lindow second.
In the tug of war, the heavy Weights
of Slocnn won iu two straight heats.
Last but not least by any means on
the programme was the ball, held
under the auspices of the band lu
Schotiborg'a hall. It was a goiiutno
success In every way. The hall wa -
filled with gay dancers and the fun
did not cease till after daj light. Excitement run high in the waltzing
contest, which proved a difficult task
to the judges: Dr-. Goram, of Sandon;
I). Walker, of New Denver; and W.
Leo. Mrs. Carlisle was awarded the
prize for the ladies, which was a
handsome silver coffee pot, donated
by J Mallinson Williams, manager
of the Chapleau. Wm. llloks was
awarded the gents' prize, a bran new
iff) bill. J. Souter provided the supper and It was a tasteful and tempt
ing collation, giving perfect satlisfac-
tio -. When it Is added tbe Miss
Funks' orchestra supplied the music,
sufficient has been said of the excellence ol the same. The numerous
visitors from Now Denver went home
on tbe Alert, which came down for
thom early in the evening.
Thus ended the Dominion day celebration atSilooan. Others may have
hud larger shows and bigger crowds,
but none were more successful than
the local effort.and none were more
thoroughly enjoyed. Next year
when slocan again essays to the celebration an even better time is promised.
Fi'tini Gold lo Galena.
riei.. Stall is doing several hundred
dollars' worth of work on tho Golden
Wodgo group, Lemon crock, owned
by J. M. M. Bonedum and partners.
This property obtained considerable
notoriety in the past through the
operations of the Oro Mining and
Smelting Co., of whom ex-Finance
Minister of Canada Foster was one of
the moving BptritB. This concern had
the property under bond and did a
lot of work, built a wagon road from
Kootenay lake, laid out a townslte
and sold lots, and erected a stamp
mill, only to let the claims revert
back to tho original owners. Now,
instead of a gold proposition, it is
turning into a wet oro properly.
There are r number of lends on the
group nnd on one of these, with an
iron capping, Stall is at present
working, ll is sliowin-an inch or
two of solid galena, with mineral
scattered through IS Inches of quartz.
This ledge crosses the free gold vein
developed by the Oro people. It is
improving steadily with work,
on Friday eveiiing.Jnly fl, under the OUR     ORE   SHIPMENTS
auspices of the Ladies' Aid of the
Presbyterian church. She will be
assisted by the best musical talent in
town. Refreshments will be served
at reasonable prices.
Tin: ra.iiliinri TWELFTH.
Arrangements have been completed
by the members of tho local Orange
lodge for the celebration ofthe Glori
ous Twelfth next Thursday, and it
promises to be quite tho biggest thing
ofthe kind yet, attempted in Kootenay. The various lodges In the district will be present in force, bringing
with them all the fifes and drums
possible. The Nelson brethren are
to be accompanied by one ofthe city
bands, and tho Sandon lodge will
have a band too. A big procession
will be formed and marched through
the principal streets to the recreation
grounds, where speeches will be made
by a number of prominent men. In
tlie evening a ball will be given in
the Music Ball.
The townspeople arc going into the
affair, also with a vim, so *is to help
along tbo show. Wednesday evening ti meeting was held In the Hicks
House, tho outcome ol which was a
decision to hold a football tournament
on the 12th and to invite all the clubs
in Kootenay to participate. The
Orange society committee was authorized to collect the nco.oa.sarv
funds and yesterday succeeded in
raising iri'OO. This will be held up as
a purse to tho winning team. A
Oommittoe of three was appointed to
take chargeof the necessary arrangements -ind telegrams were sent to
the Kaslo, Nelson, Sandon and Silver-
ton teams asking tiiein to contest in
the tournament* Should these come
there will be five teams In the field,
including the home club, and (her
would bo smio genuine sport. It
would be the biggest tournament yet
held iu the district and would assuredly determine the championship.
The usual cheap rates will obtain
on all railroad lines and the indiea
tlons are that a much bigger crowd
of outsiders will bo here than on Dominion day.
Wo Load ■1lii*,I5iith'.*. I.iiko <'ouiitry-*-A.
Hu-ilthy BVlAence Of* UM Life unfl
Weill til of tin*  Camii—Klltcrprlio the
HlKi;i'Hl Ship,.••!'.
Another small driblet of ore was
sent out from thc, Enterprise during
tho week, consisting of 20 tons. A
total of <50 tons made up thc exports
from that mine during June. With
a full crew to go on next week, something substantial sliould be shown by
tho Enterprise Inshlpraents,for it has
large ore reserves, No mine in thc
camp, howevor, requires a better
class of miners than it, and a man
who can hold his job down there is
equal many property. On Springer
creek tho Arlington road is being
rushed to completion and the one for
Lemon creek is now certain of construction, making the future appear
bright for the camp.
Following is a list of the shipments
this year to date:
Black Prince	
Billy Will Try li Again.
Billy Perdue,the well known cattle
man, was in Seattle a few davs ago
arranging fur tho transportation of
220 head of beeves, which he wishes
to ship from Vancouver to Dawson on
the 20th, lie reported a scarcity I I
tonnage running out of Vancouver,
so ho seeks space on an American
vessel plying between that port and
Alaska      l'erdiie desires to ship to
Pyramid harbor, whence ho will
drive hi stuck over the Dal ton trail
to Selkirk, From the latter point he
will lake them down lhe Yukon on
barges of river steamers. The cattle
eomo from the Calgary ranges.
Extending Operutloiii.
c. A. Band If or d passed through
in re Mondaj tojoln his hither at Now
Denver, who is manager el tho Bosun
mine there. The former succeeded
hi, father as manager of the Rip injl
i\\ i'i- mines in Sorvla and has n iw
c iino ir 'in there to take chargo ol
.- line propqrty on Four Mile, which
is to be opened up by thc Nofthwost
Mining Syndicate, The same peoplo
were interested In tho Bosun as well
as in Sen ia, ami they comprise one
of thc ni at influential and successiul
British syndicates operating In thc
l.nnii .' All!   Kim rliiliimi'iil.
Miss Lottie L. TJIIotson, ofSt.Paul,
Minn., a noted elocutionist, will pive
an etilerl.iiiiim.-ut iu  the Muic Hall,
lVeullur Situation.
At the present time the liquor business in British Columbia is in a peculiar situation, thc hotels In the unincorporated municipalities doing
business without paying for a license
for so doing. When the Martin law
was repealed, it was supposed the old
law came into free again. The hotel
men here accordingly tendered their
money to the government agent for
new licenses, which would commence
on .July 1. Mr. Christie had received
110 instructions on thc matter from
the department in answer to his inquiries, so would not take tho tendered money. As it is now, the hotels
arc doing business without authority,
but through no fault on their part.
Tlu-y are wondering If they are liable
to prosecution.
New Hull Dedicated.
The dedication of the new Oddfellows' hall last night was witnessed by \
a large audience. The cert mouli 8
were interesting anil instructive and
entirely successful. Dr. Arthur, ol
Nelson, acted for the grand lodge nnd
in his nddnsi complimented tho local
organization upon their very evident
growth and prosperity.    The now
j hall was a good one, creditable alike
to the Order and  town.    After the
! services refreshments were served by
the members and this thoughtfulness
on thoir part was much tippreciatec'
, i>y the visitors.   A Bhort dance com
! plcted the evening's entertainment.
Nut iis Hinl us it Looked.
Parly last week some clothes and
other personal belongings were found
on the bank of Slocan river, near the
Watson ranch.   From this fact, added to there having been a number ofl
: men camped near by tbe day before, J
| led to the belief that a drowning ac-
cldent had occurred.   This was re-1
ported to Provincial Officer Christie,
who  Instituted  Inquiries.    On the
clothes wore found two Miners' Union
curls belonging to Jot. Maine and L. j
Kncwasscr, of Silverton,   However, j
the men turned up sale and well this
week at Movie, they having lost tho|
clothes on tbo way thither.
LomoH Urvck Uond Amuroil.
Messrs.  Dickinson   and   Williams
have returned  from  Victoria well
pleased with tho result ol their inter-
| view with Premier Dunsmuir for as
siMar.ce In building the Lemon creek
j road.   The delegation was received
J in a courteous manner and, upon the
' I'i'ots being stated, the Promlcr promised a sum would bo placi d in the cs*
\ timaies equal to one hall the proposed
eosl of tbo n nd.   Tho dotalls In o^m
nectlon with its construction are new
being arranged  ami  work will be
j commenced at once.
Work has been shut down on the
Tamil rac.
The force at tho Enterprise was
laid off for the holidays.
Bar silver has been above the CO
figure for sonic time.
Nearly nil the properties in the
camp shut down for the holidays.
It is expected tire Wonderful, near
Sandon, will pass into new hands.
The Mansfield syndicate has n -
celvod certificates of Improvements
for 12 claims in Camp Mansfield.
N. F.McNaUght and partners are
getting some lino ore from their properties at the head of Springer creek.
One of Ihe best showings of ore ir.
the camp is that of the Bondholder,
which is tied up by R. C. Campbell-
Walt. C. Adams has purchased a
third interest in the Gertie R fraction, situated on the summit between
the Arlington and Enterprise.
A. R. Bolderaton is making good
headway with his -contract on the
Legal, adjoining tho Violet. The.
ledge is steadily widening and Improving.
Angus McGllllvray was hero Monday and Stated the showing in tho
winze on thc Noopaw.i was improving with every shot. Native silver
is appearing In the ore.
The Enterprise people arc commencing to purchase goods here.
Tlnir officials state they will be in
full operation by the iOth, with a
force of 100 men employed.
The head officials of the V & M.
Company, operating on Twelve Mile,
will inspect their property about the
loth. They are exceedingly well
pleased with the accounts of recent
Billy George and his partners wrli
run -10 foot ol tunnel on a group o:
claims they own at the head of the.
south fork of Lemon. It is a copper
and silver proposition, with a big
ledge and showing.
The option on the .throe-quarter interest in the Two Friends expired on
the 1st, but so far the papers have not
been returned. The Marpole quarter,
which was Stocked, was the drawback to the deal going through.
A great deal of ground slulclnghae
been done on thc Young Bear, near
the Bondholder, In an effort lo find
the ma in lead. The wash has been
stripped Io bedrock for 300 feet, revealing much talc a d some galena
Boat.   The ledge is not far distant.
111 rn I'po I'll I in 11  .11 i'i'1 ill If.
Notwithstanding tho cxcltemi nt of
tin- numerous celobl'atlons here, tho
idea-oC Incorporating the town has
not been lost sight of. Theenthusi-
asts in the mutter purpose culling it
meeting of the citizens week after
next to discuss tbe tltuntlon. Steps
will be taken to bring the mater to
a happy conclusion
■peculator Start! I'p.
A camp is being set up on the
Speculator, just above the Arlington,
and .-iipplies sent in, preparatory to
considerable work being done on the
property. A drift "ill be run in on
tie vein and the big ore body thoroughly exploited. The Speculate)
has il] !bc earmarks of a uiiuo .
.   ■
Bmperor William With Other Powers,
' Will Punish China.
CopyrlRhtwl nxxiby tlie Associated l'ress.
Tien Tsin, June 29, via Cheefoo,
July 1 and Shanghai, July 3.-A
courier from Sir Robert Hart, inspector general of customs, has just
arrived. He left Pekin on Monday,
June 25, and reports tbe situation
He reports that Baron von Ket-
teler, the German minister, and his
secretary, attempted to visit the
tsung li yamen. The minister was
shot four times and died at the
rooms of the tsung li yamen. His
secretary succeeded in making his
All the legations except the British, German and Italian have been
destroyed. The diplomats and
missionaries are in the British legation under rifle fire. Cannon com
mand the legations, but they are
not being used.
It is impossible to start relief to
Pekin at present. Captain McCalla,
commander of the United States
cruiser New York, estimates that
50,000 soldiers will be required for
the rescue of the ministers.
«•»■•■)- Will Take Revenge.
Berlin, July 3.—Addressing the
detachment of German marines
which sailed from Wilbelmshaven
for China yesterday, the emperor
made a remarkable speech, during
which he notified the world of (ier-"
many's intention to avenge the murder of Barn von Ketteler, the late
minister of Germany at Pekin, and
the missionaries, and to dictnte
terms to the Chinese from the palace at Pekin. According to the
Lokal Anzeiger be yesterday spoke
as follows:
"The German flag has been insulted and the German empire treated with contempt. This demands
exemplary punishment and vengeance. Events have moved with
frightful rapidity and have become
profoundly grave and still graver.
Since 1 called you to arms, what I
hoped to effect with thc help of the
marine infantry has now become a
difficult task, which can only be lul-
fi lied with the help of. the serried
ranks of all civilized states. I will
not rest until the German flag.joined
by those of the other powers, floats
triumphantly over China's flag, and
until it has been planted on tbe
walls of Pekin to dictate peace to
the Chinese.
"You will have to maintain good
comradeship with all the other
troops whom you will come in contact with over yonder. Russians,
British and French, all alike, are
fighting for one common cause, for
civilization. We must bear in mind
too, something higher, namely, our
religion and the defence and protection of our brothers out there, some
of whom stake their lives for the
Saviour. The flags which here
float above you go under fire for the
first time. See that you bring
them back to me clean and
stainless, without a spot. Many-
thanks; my prayers and my solicitude go with you."
Think KenipflT Was Hl**.ln
London, June 3.—While the
British comment severely criticises
American non-participation in the
bombardment of the Taku forts,
several of the London newspapers
are beginning to find out that Admiral KemprY had better foresight
than was possessed by the allied
chancellories of Europe when he
protested against an attack on
Taku forts on the ground that it
would throw the Chinese government in the arms of the Boxers and
make all the other nations technically at war with China, and tbe
advisability of attacking Taku,
when the international forces were
manifestly insufficient even to guard
the legations and tbe Europeans in
the interior from retaliation, is now
generally acknowledged.
Rumors are current in Paris that
the British embassy has received
notification of the massacre of the
French and British   ministers   at
Pekin, but there is no confirmation
of tbe report.
Shanghai reports that the international forces at Tien Tsin are suffering from lack of good drinking
water, owing to the Pei Ho river
being choked with the corpses of
Chinese and other victims of the
According to the same dispatch,
the international troops, so fur from
being strong enough to advance towards Pekin, are not sufficiently
numerous to attack the Chinese still
surrounding Tien Tsin and keeping
up a fire on the place. Thousands
of Chinamen are said to be arriving
from Lutai and to be desperately
attempting to re-occupy the British
road leading to Taku.
Bryan Insists on a Specific Declaration
for Free Silver.
Will H.' Proaecuted lor Not Nat-lux Victim*  ol' Dl«a«ter.
New York, July 3.—The search
for bodies of persons who perished
in the fire at the North German
Lloyd company's piers in Hohoken
was resumed today. Up to 9:30 a.
m. seven bodies had been taken
from the river today. This swelled
the total number of dead  found to
A sensation was created today by
an announcement fnom Mayor Ea-
gan, of Hoboken, that he would
prosecute all tugboat captains
against whom charges of refusing
to save l'fe can be substantiated.
The mayor said he would also apply at once for warrants charging
two tugboat captains with murder
and that he had evidence to prove
that these men used boathooks to
keep drowning men from climbing
on their tugs, because the unfortunates had no money. An sffort will
be made also to have the licenses
of offending captains revoked.
Both in* Les»«m on
Tuesday morning a man whose
name could not be learned lost his
legs near Slocan junction. Tbe
man had been at work on a steam
shovel and tried to board a freight
train. He slipped and fell under th:
wheels, severing both limbs. A
special Tain took him to Nelson,
Hnnter Captures the Town and Rescues Wounded Prisoners.
London, July 3.—Tbe following
dispatch has been received at the
war office from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, July 3.—Gen. Hunter's division has crossed the Vaal
and should be at Frankfort today,
where he will be joined by Colonel
MacDonald's brigade from lleil-
"General Buller's leading brigade
have left Standerton   for Graylings.
"Both here and at Johannesburg
several families ol the men who
have been fighting against us are
being fed. Some are in a state of
destitution. At Heilbron, where
food supplies ran out, groceries,
neat and other supplies of food are
being distributed among the inhabi-
tants under the supervision of the
relief committee.
"Arrangements are being made
for the distribution of oats for seed
purposes to farmers actually in need
of it, those who are unable to secure seed oats in any other manner."
The following dispatch was received this afternoon at Ihe war office from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, July 3.—Gen. Hunter
reached Frankfort July 1 without
opposition and Macdonald joined
him there yesterday. He found the
men of the Seafortbs and 18 ofthe
Derby militia in the hospital. They
had been well treated by the Boers.
"Methuen reports from Paarde-
kraal, on the Heilbron-Kroonstadt
road, that be has captured tbe commander of Dewett's scouts, two
other prisoners and tbe bead of tbe
Afrikander bund."
The war office has received tbe
following dispatch from Gen. Buller:
"Standerton, July 3.—Clery occupied Greylingstad yesterday without opposition, but met with a good
deal .of sniping. There were lour or
five casualties."
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, July 3.—"Bryan
w:ll not run on any platform that
does not contain a specific declaration in favor of free coinage of silver at a ratio of l6 tO I. B this
convention does not put the declaration in the platform, it will have to
nominate another candidate for
This statement was made today
to the Associated Press by Judge
Tibbetts of Lincoln, delegate-at-
large from Mr. Bryan's state, and
chairman of the state delegation to
this invention. It serves to emphasize the determined stand taken
by the Nebraska statesman. His
declaration is that he stands for a
principle and those who would have
him change or modify his views are
simply swinging in the wind of expediency.
Cato Sells, chairman of.the Iowa
delegation, who had a three hours'
conference with Mr. Bryan before
he came to Kansas City, not only
reaffirms the statement made by
Judge Tibbitts, but amplifies it.
"After talking with Mr. Bryan
for some time," said Mr. Sells,
with respect to his positiou and to
the attitude his friends ought to assume in this convention, I asked
him this blunt question;
" 'Suppose the convention should
refuse to adopt a platform containing a distinct declaration in favor of
free coinage at 16 to 1.'
" 'Then,' said Mr. Bryan emphatically, '1 will not run as a candidate.' "
That the convention will bow lo
Mr. Bryan's desires nobody who
comes in contact with the delegates
can doubt for an instant.
It is said that neither Mr. Croker
nor Mr. Hill desires the nomination
of Towne for vice-president. While
tbe New York delegation has not
presented formally any candidate, it
is known that Hill favors the nomination of Elliott Danforth and that
Croker is quietly pressing the claims
of Judge Augustus Van Wyck.
Tbe convention will be called to
order tomorrow at noon and, unless present plans are upset, William J. Bryan will be nominated for
the presidency at the first session.
He is to be presented to the American people as the Fourth of July
candidate. The scene gives promise of being one of the most dramatic that were ever seen in a political
And then, according to program,
Mr. Bryan is to be brought to Kansas City by a special notification and
escort committee, and he will deliver his speech accepting the nomination in the hall in which ihe nomination was made.
The demand upon the national
committee for seats in the convention hall is said to be almost unprecedented.
It tll.ltO.lll   WIIKt'K NKAK   HITTK
Train ■itched, Two Killed, Mauy   Injured—A Herolr Conductor
Butte, Mont., July 3.—A wreck
occurred late last night on the
Montana Central railroad, at Trask
siding, twelve miles from Butte,
by which John L. Kelly and John
Luceskes were killed and thirty-
three injured.
Tbe train left Butte at 8:50 last
night for Helena when the rails
spread, ditching the baggage car,
smoker, day coach, and sleeper.
The cars were thrown over on their
sides and the passengers, who were
not badly injured, climbed out
through the windows.
Conductor Zeick, with shoulder
and hip dislocated, made his way
back to Woodville, five miles, and
telegraphed to Butte for help. A
special train with doctors and nurses brought in the injured, who
were taken to the hospital.
Talk ol Franco-American Alliance,
By Associated  Press.
Paris, July 4.—A  leader in  the
Eclaire on   the   unveiling   ot   tbe
Washington statue here yesterday
says that the friendship between
France and the United States,which
now exists, may be followed by an
alliance. The newspapers say that,
when the Franco-Russia.) alliance
was first spoken of, it was considered impossible. Few persons, now
as then, are believers in the Franco-
Russian alliance.
Nevertheless the idea in gaining
ground and as a result of the reciprocal manifestations of friendship
a society is about to be formed under the presidency of Leon Bourgeois, called "The Union Franco-
Americaiiie." Its object is exclusively patriotic and party politics
will be ignored as a result of a desire to strengthen tbe bonds now
existing between the two peoples
and the two governments.
<.Kll.1l ANY   AM   A SKA I'OWIK
Kuincror William s»j«  tlie Ocean Is
ludispensable to iter Greatness
Berlin, July 4.—At a banquet at
Wilhelmsbaven of the officers of a
club yesterday, subsequent to the
launching of the warship Wittels-
back, Emperor William made some
emphatic declarations upon tbe subject of Germany as a sea power, asserting that the ocean was indispensable to Germany's greatness and
that it had been demonstrated that
no great decision could ever be
reached in respect to the sea without consulting Germany and the
German emperor.
"Tbe German people," said he,
"did not conquer and shed blood 30
years ago in order to be thrust
aside when great foreign problems
are being settled. If that had happened then, the position of the German as a world power would have
been at an end. I am not inclined
to allow matters to reach such a
pass. It is the emperor's duty and
highest privilege to employ suitable
and even the sharpest methods to
prevent it."
The German emperor expressed
t as his conviction that, in this matter, the princes of Germany and the
entire people were closely arrayed
behir.d him.
Lord Salisbury's advice to form a
rifle club in every village has been
followed by Fort Steele. Tbat
town has formed a club of 80,which
has asked the minister of militia for
50 Lee-Enfield rifles.
There are some men who view
with alarm the approach of a railway. They are men who cannot
succeed in business with the sharp
competition which a railroad usually brings.—Fort Steele Prospector.
Lord Roberts has furnished the
Boers with another grievance
against Great Britain. He is feeding their families while they fight
him. He also tempts them to Ue
sert Kruger by offering them seen
to start farming.
<ONvi:vrioN  in mission bj«b
Democratic fiathcrlu*; llc<*nu at Noon,
PlXlit on free Silver.
By Associated Press.
Kansas City, July 4.—Tbe 11,-
000 seats in the hall were filled
when at 12:01 p. m. Chairman
Jones called the Democratic national convention to order.
The opponents of the 16 to 1
proposition ate hard at work trying
to agree upon a platform, which
would prevent the incorporation of
the specific provision in tbeplalform.
Ex-Senator Hill, thc leader of the
movement, says prospects are
bright for success and, in case of
failure in committee, tbe fight will
be carried to the floor of the convention.
The national convention of thc
National Silver Republican parly
met in the auditorium today, with
24 states and territories represented
Charles A. Towne presided.
By insisting on a specific "16 to
1" plank in the Democratic platform, Mr. Bryan inspires more respect for bis consistency than for
his judgment.
Not a White Man Believed to Have
Survived the Massacre.
"Bumptious Bill," is the new
name the Kingston Whig gives W.
W. B. Mclnnes.
By Associated Press.
London, July 4.—Nol a single
foreigner is now alive at Pekin, is
the latest Chinese report which has
reached Shanghai.
Earlier reports from thc same
sources desvribe the condition of
the British legation as something
awful. It is said tbat the rooms of
the legation were filled with sick
and wounded, tbe killed lying un-
buried in heaps,
It is to be expected that many of
the members and officials of the
tsung li yamen perished when the
German guard, enraged by the murder of Baron von Ketteler, the German ambassador, set fire to the
Tbat the foreigners at tbe Chinese capital had been abandoned to
the same horrible fate seems no
longer open to doubt, in the light of
messages received by the Associated Press from Taku this morning
announcing the decision of tbe admirals regarding tlu hopelessness
of further attempts lo relieve Pekin
under the circumstances.
O.Miclllii!* tin* II1I1I.I1 Legation
Shanghai, July 4.—A message
from Sir Robert Hart, the inspector
general of customs, dated Pekin,
|uiie 25, reiterated that the situation
was very desperate. The Chinese
troops were shelling the British
legation, where all the members of
the diplomatic body had congregated.
Aiitl-Foreltcn < rflaade Decreed.
New York, July 4.—A dispatch
to the Herald from Shanghai July -
"This imperial decree dated Pekin June 25 has been sent by courier
to Pao Ting Fu, and thence telegraphed broadcast:
" 'We are now warring with tbe
foreigners. Boxers, patriots and
people, combined with tbe government troops, have been victorious
in battles with our foreign enemies.
We have already sent imperial commissioners to transmit the imperial
praise and exhortations to repeat
tbe successes. There must be men
of similar patriotism and bravery in
all tbe provinces of the empire. We
therefore command all viceroys and
governors to enlist such and organize them into troops. Let this decree be sent to all tbe officials in the
empire at the rate of 200 miles per
A Hay Will Decide Legation*' Fate
"High Chinese officials here
slated today that they had received
a message from Pekin saying that
twenty-four hours would decide the
fate of the remaining foreign legations. Severe fighting continues
around Tien Tsin. Admiral Seymour is ' reported to have been
wounded at a pitched battle.
Reports from the surrounding
country show that proclamations
urging the massacre of foreigners
and Christians have been posted
upon tbe walls of tbe missions."
Cant Itellevc I'cKln.
London, July 4.—A dispatch
from Taku, dated Saturday June
30 and Chefoo Tuesday |uly 2, says
that tbe British and Russian admirals, at a court ol war held on June
30, decided that it was impossible
to attempt to relieve Pekin without
greatly increased forces. They
also concluded that it would be possible to hold Tien Tsin. In lhe
event of this not proving feasible,
they would endeavor to retain possession of Taku.
«.i ihi ( liim hr Army Ad vAnelng
One hundred and forty thousand
imperial troops are stationed between Pekin and Tien Tsin. The
total of tbe allied forces which can
be concentrated at tbe present
barely numbers 20,000. it is reported that General Niep Si Chang
is advancing for an attack on Tien
Tsin with go,000 troops. Another
report bus been received at Taku to
the effect that the German guards
rescued thc body of Baron von Ketteler,   tbe late German  minister to
China, after he had been  murdered
by the Chinese.
Hot VIkIuIuk at 1 nil,,
Taku, June 29, via Shanghai,
July 3, and London, July 4..__A re*
conuoitring party under Lieutenant
Keyes, of the torpedo boat Fame,
captured and destroyed the new
city and the port, ii miles frorn
Taku, I line 28. There was Uu\e or
no opposition. Two blue jackets
were injured by an explosion and
many Chinese were killed.
.The river is practically clear from
Taku to Tien Tsin with the exception of a few sunken tow boats and
Allies Capture the Arsenal
In the second attack upon tbe east
arsenal on June 37 the Russians retired for reinforcements. A force
of British, one company of Germans
and 30 Americans then engaged the
enemy, who, with lour guns, made
11 detcrnrned resistance until the
whole allied force supported the artillery. Tbe allies advanced and
stormed the west end of the arsenal. Fifty Chinese were killed.
The remainder retired. Lack of
cavalry prevented the capture of thc
whole force.
Plank Attach Driven Hack
As soon as the allies had captured the arsenal, 1500 imperial
troops made a flank attack from the
city. The British and Russian guns
drove them back. The British casualties numbered five killed and 21
wounded. The Americans had only
one wounded, while the Russians
bad 17 killed and wounded.
Street Car Jumps the Track-Forty
Killee and Fifty Wounded.
Tacoma, July 4.—The most appalling accident ever known in the
history of Tacoma occurred this
morning, when the 8 o'clock Edison
car, loaded with excursionists coming down to see the parade, was
dashed down itio feet over the
bridge at Dolin street gulch, burying tbe passengers, among whom
were many women and children,
under the wreik of the car.
The car turned complettly over
and mangled the unfortunate victims into unrecognizable shapes.
To this hour 40 dead and 50 Injured have been found. The mangled
remains of the victims were brought
up out of the gulch in blankets and
gunny sacks and those not killed
were borne to waiting vehicles to
carry them to their homes or hospitals.
Tacoma, Wn., July 4.—A car
was enronte from South Tacoma,
due in Tacoma at 8:30 a.m. The
motorman lost control of tbe car
on the hill and, when the car struck
the curve on the Twenty-seventh
street bridge, ii left the track,
going over the bridge and {piling
to the gulch below, some hundred
feel. It turned over and struck the
roof, killing some 25 or 30 people.
There were many injured.
Tacoma, Wash., July 4.—Thirty-
five men, women and children were
killed and 18 injured, nine fatally,
in the wrecking of a trolley car on
the outskirts of Tacoma today.
Thc names of thc victims are not
yet obtainable.
Happy excursionists, 104 of them,
boarded a trolley car at Edison, a
suburb, at 8 o'clock. They were
en route to this city to view the
civic parade. The car bowled along
at good speed. Where the tracks
turned from Dolin street, the car
suddenly lurched and left the rails.
Tbe motorman was powerless to
check its speed. A gulch 120 feet
deep yawned below. Only a slight
rail of wood ran along the edge ol
the precipice. RIFLES' HOT FICHT
Canadians Lose Heavily in Attack by
Big Force of Boers.
Toronto,June 28.—John A.Ewan,
the Globe correspondent with the
second Canadian contingent in
South Africa, cables the following
from Kroonstad, Orange River colony, under date of June 27:
"The Canadian ritles are scattered along the railways in the northern section of the Orange River colony, where General Dewet is causing some trouble. Thc Cossack
post of D squadron was attacked on
June 22 by a superior number at a
point four miles from camp at Honing Spruit. The Canadians took to
their horses, but  suffered severely.
"Privates T. Patterson, (of Mc-
Leod,) J. F. Mordor,Pincher Creek,
and Kerr were killed. Lieutenant
W. M. Inglis, late of the Berkshire
regiment, Privates T. R. Miles,
Pincher Creek, and A. Aspmwall,
N. W. M. P., were wounded. Privates Bell and C. P. Ermat'mger,
N. W. M. P,, were made prisoners.
"The Boers pursued the party to
within rifle shot of camp, when
Private Ed. F. Waldy, Calgary,
not caring to be shot or captured
without making a good fight for it,
jumped from his horse and killed
two Boers. Another was shot from
camp. Their friends dared not attempt to remove tbe bodies and the
Canadians buried them."
powers. As those rumors have
been broadened and exaggerated
among the masses, hostile feeling
on the part of the people against
foreigners and missionaries and the
converts has increased. Hence the
"Boxers' movement."
Their   Secret  Oul ha and    Mi-.iKl.Vli>
The>- Kill Foreigner*
Edwin Wildman, late vice-consul
of the United States at Hong Kong,
says of the Boxers:
"They are divided into lodges
and have common signs and passwords, known only to themselves.
They have several met' ods of interrogating each other and recognize peculiar manners in placing
cups and dishes at the table, of
wearing their garments and saluting each other. They hold their
meetings usually in secluded
places in the dead of the night and
draw blood from their bodies,mixing
it with water and pledging each
other to oaths of vengeance against
their enemies. The Boxers have
adopted a Hag bearing the motto:
"Up with the Ch'ing dygnasiy
and down with the foreigner.' Thc
foreign tradesman in China, to the
mind of the native, is a barbarian
and the average celestial is as incapable of turning back the pages
ot history and restoring idol worship and burnt sacrifices. The
Boxer believes in immortality and
in a heaven-sent mission. He is a
foe to fear, and the present alarm
felt by all foreigners in China is
fully warranted."
Ki-tllulMir I), uli) "• Ylewa
Former Minister to China Denby
"The chief cause of this dissatisfaction is jealousy against the foreigners. China sees herself powerless to control in any wise the foreigners who are swarming on her
borders. These people are under
extra-territorial jurisdiction and
cannot be touched hy tbe Chinese
authorities^ no matter what crimes
they may commit. A hundred or
500 miles away from a consul the
foreigner is safe from any judicial
action. Witnesses cannot be transported such a distance, and it follows that the foreigner has no restraint upon his evil passions. Out
of this cause secret societies have
arisen whose members are hostile
to the Ming dynasty, and who find
the easiest mode of embarrassing
the government to be to attack tbe
A Know-nothing l"nri»
Tarn Pui-Sbun, a Chinese diplomat, visiting in   this country, says:
"You had in this country years
ago a 'know-nothing-party.' It
was a movement against foreigners.
The 'Hoxer' movement in China bas
tbe same political and philosophical
cause, but founded probably on
more aggravating grounds. There
have been rumors and rumors of tbe
partition   of   China by  the foreign
The revolt of the Boxers in China
is a revolt against foreign spheres
of influence. This is the latest
euphemism adopted by diplomacy
to apply to a country which is practically annexed by a foreign nation,
while its own government cotinues
to nominally rule it. In China, the
European powers have landed troops,
built fortifications and begun the
construction of railroads and telegraph lines and the development of
mines within their several spheres,
which embrace 13 of the 19 provinces. The chief trouble h<*.s been
that some of them have assumed
that the grant of a sphere carries
with it the ownership of the soil
itself. The Belgians arid Germans
have proceeded with their railroad
construction with a brutal indifference to the rights of tbe individual
owners of the soil. In any white
man's country, a railroad company
bas to buy its right of way; in China,
these people have simply taken it
without so much as saying: "By
your leave." In thp maralime
provinces, where almost every inch
of soil is cultivated, they have torn
up vegetable gardens, ripped up
fences and destroyed whole villages.
In this manner they have aroused a
natural antagonism to all white
men, for the Chinese do not distinguish between nationalities, and an
Englishman is called a foreign devil
on account of the misdeeds of a
German or a Belgian.
That is the secret of the failure of
continental nations at colonizing.
They treat a colony as a conquered
country and ignore the rights of individuals in tbe country they occupy.
With them the government is everything, the individual nothing; with
the Anglo-Saxon, the government
is merely a device for the better
security ot individual rights. They
rtdicule as a sign of weakness tbe
action of the British in South Africa,
in paving for supplies taken from
non-combatants in the enemy's
country. They arc more inclined
to follow Weyler's dictum: "War
is hell."
Now that they have aroused tbe
sleeping Chinese dragon, they will
first have to beat him into submission and then decide what to do
with him. They are all showing a
feverish haste to rush troops into
China. While the immediate object is tbe rescue of the threatened
white men's legations, the ulterior
object doubtless is to have as large
a force on the scene as any other
nation, in order that they may get
fair treatment in the settlement
which will follow. Russia is mobilizing her whole army, Britain is
sending troops from India and is
preparing to detach some from
Lord Roberts' army in South Africa,
the United States are sending a
fleet of war ships and 5000 troops,
Germany and Prance are each
strengthening their fleet, Japan is
sending 20,000 men. When all
those forces get together on Chinese
soil at.d have disposed of the Boxers,
the really interesting time will be-
one side and of one of the best
French-Canadian families on the
other. He is a type of the best
blood of old Canada.
An occasional murmur is beard
at lhe appointment of a man from
outside the province to be at tbe
head ot its government. It is best
so. There is hardly a man in the
province, of any ability or standing, who has not been identified
with one or another of the several
factions by which it has been torn.
This fact would be a fatal objection
to the appointment of a resident of
the province  to the ollice,  the  in-
umbent of which is required to be
above and apart from all party
strife. Mr. Mclnnes can trace his
downfall to the fact that he took
sides in controversies from which he
should have held aloof. Any man
from^British Columbia would be more
open to the same temptotion than
one who had been a distant spectator of these conflicts. Nor has the
dominant federal party any leader in
the province who could acceptably
represent the crown. It is divided
by factions and its pretended leader,
Mr. Bostock, is violently opposed
by a large proportion of his fellow-
The only persons who seriously
object to the appointment are the
office-seekers, who grudge a plum
to any other man, whether in or out
of the province. Their disappointment is doubtless keen, but their
fellow-citizens will leel no sympathetic pangs. The people feel confident of being well governed, according to law and precedent, and
of having a rest from dissension.
This is what they have most keenly
Wholesale Massacre of Christian Natives by the Boxers.
Rumor*. Pernlnli-iil Inn Filur
San Francisco, June 28.—The
persistent rumors circulated in tbe
east tbat Rev. J. Gecrge Gibson of
this city is dead and that before his
demise he made a confession that
he murdered Blanche Lamont and
Minnie Williams, tbe crime for
which Theodore,Durant was hanged, have no foundation in fact.
The Patriotic Fuud
Ottawa, June 28.—The Canadian
patriotic fund to June 28 is $306,-
Kellellttr SiillVrlii«   India:
Simla, June 28.—Tbe monsoon
prospects are decidedly more favorable.
Kins ol'Saxony I*. Ill
Berlin, June 28.—Reports from
Dresden say that King Albert ot
Saxony is suffering from cancer of
tbe bladder.
Ho*. Killed l>> LtCbtnlng
Delaware. Out., June 28.—Clarence Mahler, aged nine years, was
struck and killed by lightning,while
seeking shelter under a tree here on
Tuesday evening.
It is doubtful whether the Dominion government could have chosen a
man for lieutenant governor of British Columbia who would be more
acceptable to the people ol" the
province in general than Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbiniere. He bas for 40
years held a foremost place in the
affairs of the whole country. He
has served the people with distinction, proved bis possession of high
ability as a statesman and won the
esteem of political associates and
opponents alike. His record and
his character are a guarantee that
bis accession to ofliee will signalize
a return within those constitutional
lines of government, tbe departure
from which by his predecessor has
been tbe principal cause ol all our
ills. Socially, also, Sir Henri will be
an acquisition. He comes of a family
of tbe old French aristocracy on the
.Maker ol' Kiiier-iom •> Hallou* Challenges Invenllgalloii ol'their Merita.
Montreal, June 28.—Dr. Devlin,
who supplied emergency rations to
tbe government for the Canadian
troops in South Africa, the quality
of which has been under investigation by a special committee of the
house of commons, in an interview
expresses his willingness to give
his side ot the case whenever called
upon to do so.
Contrasting highly concentrated
food with tbat supplied by him, Dr.
Devlin says tbe former, which contains a higher percentage of pro-
teid matter, may, instead of proving
beneficial, prove highly injurious,
owing to their deficiency in other
equally essentials, viz: carbo-hydrates and fatty matter.
Sir lleliri.lol) tlie Klttlil Man
Montreal, June 28.—Major Bennett of Vancouver is in the city. In
an interview be expressed himself as
well pleased with   the   appointment
af Sir Henry Joly de Lotbiniere as
lieutenant-governor of British Columbia. He says a better appointment could not have been made.
Ilm-viird « in. iln   Itaee.
Boston, June 28. — Harvard wins
the four-oared race in 12:10 1-2.
Cheefoo, June 28, via Shanghai,
noon.—Admiral Seymour's expedition has been relieved, having failed
to connect with Pekin. There is no
news from Pekin. The Russian
colonel, Schtelle, commanding the
combined force*} of 10,000 men, is
supposed to be proceeding to Pekin.
Admiral Seymour's expedition is
returning to Tien Tsin. His force
has suffered greatly. It is estimated that from 40,000 to 6o,000 Chinese troops are now before Pekin.
Boxers Irom all sections are swarming there.
■low the Heller Came.
St. Petersburg, June 28,—Tbe
minister of war has received the following dispatch from Admiral Alex-
"Port Arthur, June 27. — During
the night of June 25 a detachment
of four companies of Russians, Col.
Schivinsky commanding, and the
same number of foreigners, relieved
Admiral Seymour and brought 200
of his wounded to Tien Tsin."
Legation* Have lleeu Item lied
Berlin, June 28.—Tbe commander of tbe German squadron at Taku
telegraphs, under (.late of June 26,
as follows:
"The foreign ministers are with
the landing force."
A  P. Got the \i*M » Firm
London, June 28.—As was the
case on the occasion of the relief of
Tien Tsin, the Associated Press
was able to give the foreign ollice,
the admiralty and the queen tbe
first news of the rescue of Vice-Admiral Seymour.
A telegram from Jardine, Matbe-
BOO & Co., dated Shanghai this
afternoon, suggests that the ministers are still at Pekin, but admits
that there is no news from the capital.   The telegram adds:
Worm* Than Armenian llot-rora.
"Seymour arrived at Tien Tsin
with 31a-of his force wounded, besides ()2 killed. The damage done
to Tien Tsin has been exaggerated.
Shanghai is quiet. Other dispatches
from Shanghai reiterate the announcements of tbe massacres of
native Cbristains in lhe inland districts, which are worse than tbe Armenian horrors. The officials at
the places watched by gunboats
make a show of protecting the missionaries, but there is not even a
pretence of the protection of converts in tbe interior, who have been
butchered wholesale."
« «H I.1IVT ST A Ml Till. LILY.
tdmlMlon ul llr-  Laiiglrv lllitrunllu*;
Prol'enaloual Wnmcii'*.  League.
New Vork, June 28 —A number
of women have resigned from the
Professional Women's league because of the admission to membership of Mrs. Langtry.
The list of resignations now confronting the league contains the
names of many who have been identified with the organization since its
Jeffrie*and H11I1II11 10 Fight
New Vork, June 28.—James J.
Jeffries and tins Rtihlin will meet
probably at the Twentieth Century
club 'be list week in August. Their
representatives will meet loday or
tomorrow and arrange the details
of the match.
The Chinese government, like
Kruger. bas taken its prisoners with
it in its migration to a new capital,
lhe   European    ambassadors    are
probably to be held as hostages.
The Royal C an.ulians in garrison
at Halifax are having a dose of regular army discipline. Forty of them
are to be courl-marlialed for refusing to do musketry drill practice,
A canvass of leading Canadians
has brought oul opposition to a
scheme ol imperial federation which
would involve direct contributions
by the colonies for the imperial
army   and   navy.    The  alternative
most favored is the maintenance of
a small standing army and navy in
each colony, at the disposal of the
mperial government.
Postmaster-General   Mulock has
introduced a bill for the collection 0
labor statistics and for the settlement of labor disputes by boards of
arbitration and conciliation. This
is a step in the right direction.
-The growth of Southeast Kootenay may be inferred from the vote
polled. This was 974 at tbe recent
election against 303 in i8c)8.
The example set by tbe powers
in obtaining spheres of influence has
been followed by the Boxers with
telling effect. The boundaries of
their sphere are marked with blood
and tire.
Britons and Americans raced for
tbe honor of being the first to enter
Tien Tsin and they ended by entering peck and neck. May they ever
engage in such friendly rivalry in
the cause of civilization.
The election frauds commission
has begun business and it is now in
order for each fellow to show what
a consummate rascal the other fellow is. It is an opportunity for the
politicians to have a grand washing
of dirty linen.
than it is at present. There are
altogether too many claims locked
up in the bands of people who
either cannot or will not do
anything with them. The
rights of prospectors must be carefully guarded, but the policy of monopoly in all its varied phases must
bi put a stop to. And tbe monopoly of capital is not the only brand of
that objectionable article. There
is a monopoly of the speculator in
mining claims, which does harm
both to the prospector and the investor and tbe country at large.—
Victoria Colonist.
British  Columbia  seems  lo be a j he is an Oltawaile— about $18,
poor sort of country for any man to
Squandered   #00,00(1   on a Cheap and
I illy Building In Parle.
The following is an extract from
a letter just received from Paris:
"To say that Canada's pavilion
cost $90,000 Would mean little to
those who have no means of seeing
the structure, but to Canadians in
Paris it seems incredible that the
unimposing building, ugly in appearance, cheap in construction,
and half hidden by trees, should
represent so considerable an outlay.
An authority on building told me
ibis morning that tbe same structure would cost to build in Ottawa—
Add to that, said be, $2000 for the
embark in the czar   business.—The j sake of round   figures, and   miilli-
Province. I p|y the whole by two, so as to   yive
a good wide margin lor Paris prices
in 1 qoo. That would make $40,-
000'—and it cost $90,000! It has
even cost more than $90,000, lor
Mr. Tarte, with that spirit of generosity in spending which is so well
known a characteristic of the minister of public works, added some
$5000 more on bis own account,
Just to give a rough idea of the
cheap construction of the building,
it may be mentioned that tbe
largest piece of timber used in it is
only eight inches square. The pillars, which look larger, are all enlarged by plaster of paris."—Montreal special lo Toronto Globe.
Dutch railroad men, having refused to operate the Transvaal
railroads for the British army, are
to be sent home to Holland. It is
just as well that they showed their
colors and cleared the way for tbe
employment ot loyal men in I heir
The killing of the Chinese dragon
will be comparatively easy. When
it comes to cutting up tbe carcass,
the prospect is good that the powers
will carve one another instead of
the carcass.
The Prohibition party of the
United States has adopted a platform of but a single plank—a sort
of political footbridge, wberefrom,
if you slip, you fall into "tbe
Aguinaldo's ex-generals have accepted the American amnesty. The
evasive patriot had belter name his
price before it goes down to zero
and must remember that, if he sells
out this time, be will have to stay
The complicity of tbe Chinese
government in tbe Boxer rebellion
is proved by the discovery of direct
orders to regular Chinese troops to
join the Boxers.
Britain will have to provide a
continuous supply of horses for her
army and the London Outlook
suggests an imperial horse ranch in
tbe Canadian northwest as a possibility. Canada can furnish men
to whip tbe enemy and horses on
which they miiv ride him down.
Flax fibre is now being used to
make paper and North Dakota has
taken to growing llax lor the purpose.
W11 Tin:* fans i» a -*J»»lier"
Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister at Washington, is sharp as a
trap, with an underlying si rat urn of
humor which is intense. He was
at the Mardi Gras festival in New
Oclean, where an autograph-hunting Rend found him and induced
him to write something on bis cuff,
Then he cut OUt that part of his cull
and put il in bis pocket book. Since
then he has been showing tbe treasure to Chinese laimdrymcii. They
all agree thai they "no can read
him." At lhe same time they go
into   convulsions   of merriment   as
they look at it. Now, tbe outside
world has a little uiriosity to know
what really was written on thai
Cuff,    Sail Lake Tribune.
Tbe three Boer delegates have
returned to Europe from tbe United
States with three gripsacks full of
Ameri:an sympathy.
Dr. Jameson, of raid fame, has
been elected to the ('ape parliament
at Kimberly. He will now carry
the war into the Copperhead camp
at Capetown.
Gov. Roosevelt is coming to Spokane and Rough Rider hats will
become epidemic.
Brigham H. Roberts of Utah
only had to pay $150 for having
three wives instead of one. Polygamy is cheap at that rate.
The Muir giacier in Alaska bas
been wrecked by an earthquake and
the steamer captains will have to
find another glacier to show the
Tbe British are fighting an Amazon in Ashantee. A dispatch Irom
Prabsu to tbe London Daily Express says: "The brain and inspiration ofthe Ashantee rebellion is tbe
aged queen of Ol'esu. Although
old, she is full ol physical energy.
She carries a gun herself, anil personally leads 1000 picked hunters.
Her personal confederate is tbe old,
blind, crafty king nl   the   Adansis."
Thr RpMUlatOrat   Mnimpol)
ll there is an industry in the
world in which the interests of the
discoverer, the laborer and tbe cap-
• Transvaal gold, used by Dr.
Midler, tbe Orange Free State agent
in Holland, is said to have instigated the Ashantee rebellion. He
formerly lived on the Gold coast
ami furnished the chiefs with modern arms.
Mineral Exhibit lor U limine*:
A collection of mineral specimens
for   the   Winnipeg   exhibition has
been sent to the provincial mineralogist by II. W, C. Jackson, secretary of the board of trade. The
mines represented are the Le Roi,
Josie, Nickel Plate, No. 1, Centre
Star, War Eagle, Iron Mask, fill',
Consolidated     St.     Elmo,     Monte
Italisl are identical, is gold mining
One nl lhe questions that must be I C,1lislo< Virginia, Evening Star,
taken up in this province is .he law QfXKgta, Columbia and Kootenay,
relating to mining, with a view to ,mM ,*(,rs0( , x L< |umb0( Su„.
amending it SO as to   render the de-   Mt)   Home8takei   k.   j.;.   i,^,   Lily
velopmenl  ol  mines   more speedy  May, Velvet and Portland.
I ■nil', mm,, slogan, b. c, nw o, woo.
i ?
SLOCAN,      -      - -      B. C.
Letjal Advertising IQ oauta n lino for
• the ni-Bt Insertion nnd 5 contii a lino each
^subsequent insertion.
Transient advertisement! nt same rnteB
.»s legal ailvei fining.
Locals will bo charged 10 cents a lino
•{or each insortion.
Commercial Kates made known upon
The Subscription i9 $'J per year, slrict-
yly in advance; tfL'.CiO a year If not so paid.
Address all letters to—
Slocan, B. C.
FRIDAY, JULY. 8th, 1»00.
■With the gonoral smashing going
.on in tho Mongolian Empire, China
..should becomo dear.
It is gratifying to observe that thc
.citizens do not intend to let the iiint-
, ter uf incorporation drop out of sight.
Slocan is a great place for fruit. If
you don't believo it, come hero, next
Thursday and see the elegant Orange
.-crop that will be on view.
By mutual arrangement the Nelson!
papers have agreed upon tho Tribuno |
.taking thc morning Held  and   the
Miner the evening.   The former is
the gainer by the deal.
Ex-Governor Mclnnots has published his side of tho political em-
broglio at Victoria, the Ottawa poli
ticians being blamed for the whole
.trouble. It makes interesting reading and has caused some disquietude
;in provincial Liberal ranks.
Dr. Mclnnes, a3 ho is known since
being stripped of his lino feathors,
declines to be nominated for any scat.
in the legislature, as he "could hardly bring himself to oppose a minister
on his bye-election for thc very office
to which he had sworn and appointed
him." The doctor carries his pride
with him.
Canadian finances, appear to be In
a healthy condition, as thc customs
revenue tor the financial year ending
Juno 30 shows an increase of $3,218,-
429 over the preceding year. The
figures are: 1698-9, .T2."),318,808, as
i against $28*M57,S$7 for 1899-1900.
There was an increase for the past
month of $lKi,*3l8 over June, 181)1).
It is not creditable to the province
thnt the question ofthe liquor licensee
should be in such a muddle. If wo
have no law, then an order-in-coun-
•cil, pending' i.'io passing ofthe ncccs
sary legislation, should be adopted,
If we have a law,tlien those engaged
,in thc liquor business ought to be
jirotcctcd an 1 licenses issued to llu-in.
Public affairs are administered In a
slip-shod manner in this province.
Up to Jur 28 the Canadian Patriotic Fend had grown to $3011,388.81.
It is a rocord-making sum for a public subscription in Canada, but it is
none too much for thc purpose for
which it was inaugurated. Our brave
.Canadian lads of thc first contingent.
to South Africa now number but one
quarter of their original effective
strength. They have been fitly
termed by die British as "Thc Gallant Remnants."
Hon. Mr. Mulock's bill in the Dominion lloi sc of Commons, providing
for the settlement of labor disputes by
means of voluntary conciliation councils, is not giving satisfaction. Tu
.the working classes it looks like a
half-hearted measure, designed to
catch votes on the eve of a general
.election. What the country requires
is compulsory arbitration,the efficacy
of which has been successfully demonstrated elsewhere. There are 60
many diverse Intnrosts affected in a
labor dispute and it require! legislation of a prompt and decisive nature
,to meet the emergency.
Dominion day wns right loyally
eelebniti'd in Slocan and the benefits
accruing to the town are many.
Apart from the money expended in
the plnce, there was toe widespread
advertisement received through tho
^celebration, it, roused the citizens
.from lethargy ami- showed to the
country that bur townspeople arc en*
tcrprising and alive to their responsibilities. The many visitors became
acquainted with the town and were
impressed with its many natural advantages. The sports were good and
warmly contested, affording amusement to all. Commercially and socially Slocan reaped benefits from
the celebration, whiohserved.il nothing mure, in placing her on a better
looting with her sister town;.
The water In tho lako has begun
to recede.
Ilusiiiess men report trade steadily
The C.P.H. is improving tho wharf
at Silverton.
The town has been lull ot mining
men this week.
J.'.'G. MoCallum was elected school
trustee last Saturday.
The Oddfellows moved into their
new hall last Friday.
Tho full court of assize will be held
at Nelson on October 111.
The bad weather has been delaying tho Arlington road.
The long vacation of the county
court commenced on tho 1st.
The public examinations at-the
school Friday were a success.
Citizens are asked to leave their
decorations up till after the 12th.
Thc Nelson sports returned Wednesday morning, tired but happy.
Dr. and Mrs. Goniin, of Sandon,
spent their honeymoon in this town.
New quai-tors have been taken by
thc Miners' Union, in tho Music Hull".
Silverton was defeated in the football game at Nelson Tuesday 1 goal
Tho Scarlet degree of tho Orange
society here will be organized on thc
Danny McLeod'a turnout Monday
won first prize in the way of freak
John L. White, druggist, is now
numbered among tbo noble band ol
A dunce was given in the Music
Hull Wednesday evening in honor of
the Fourth,
Last week's tempestuous weather
was hard on thc telegraph service in
this vicinity.
Regular monthly meetings of the
Orange society will bu held hereafter
in the Music Hall.
Oo to Slumlord's for union made
overalls, bathing suits, etc. A nice
line just received.
Harry Gibson and D. MncPherson
will prospect for sonic months iu the
country round Salnio.
Harvey Aitchiaon returned Wednesday from Klondike. He had
enough ofthe far north.
The high water carried out a bent
of tbe footbridge over Slocan river,
causing it to sag a little.
Get John Craig's bread ut D.Arnet's
and Shatford & Co.'s.    Best in the
market and always fresh.
Financial assistance will be given
Sandon by the provincial government, because of the lire.
Ralph Wlcbinann left Wednesday
on an extended visit to Montreal and
the state of .Massachusetts.
A. York has two fine bear skins
hanging In his shop, taken from animals recently shot in this vicinity.
Russell Nichol returned this week
from the Nelson hospital. He is still
somewhat weak from the operation.
James llodgers won the bicycle
rallied off at the Royal Hotel Tuesday
night    The winning throw was 10.
R. Macgregor, one of the former
owners of the Joker, was married at
Nelson on Wednesday to Mrs. Mc-
For sale, cheap.—A cottage and
two corner lots in New Denver. Is
drawing a good income. Terms easy.
Apply at The Diui.i..
Elegant new bass and snare drums
have been secured by the local
Orangemen for the 12th. They were
purchased in Toronto.
One well-filled car of passengers
went out on Saturday's train for the
Nelson sports. Mond.iv evening a
whole traiuload went down.
A number of convlvinl spirits gathered in tho band stand Tuesday afternoon and dispensed hospitality with
a lavish hand to all and sundry.
I/md and prolonged salutes of dynamite early Wednesday morning
and afternoon announced the factthat
the American patriots were abroad.
Friday night's gale was the worst
of the season. It, loosened up the
railway wharf somewhat and made
things lively in general round the
water front.
W. J. Adoook was the representative from the local organization to
the district, convention of the Western
Federation of Miners held at Nelson
on Wednesday.
Ex-Senator Warner Miller and a
large party of capitalists leave New
York next week for this camp, to
Spend some weeks investigating the
mineral resources.
Mrs. Percy Dickinson arrived from
New York Wcdnesd v to spend the.
summer here. Mr. Dickinson met
heron the main line of the C.P.R.
and escorted her in.
W. Davidson and .1. M. M. Bene-
dura, representing Sandon and Silverton Miners' Unions respectively,
went through on Tuesday to attend
the convention at Nelson.
Too much whiskey causcd^in ugly
row Wednesday at the contractor's
camp on ihe Chapleau tramway. A
visit from the doctor and police was
made and the damages repaired.
It is reported that the famous Mon-
aslieo mine., in tlie Kettle rlvorcnmp*
has been sold for f2ft,(XX). Walt. (.:.
Adams, of this town.recently inspected and reported on the property,
Assistant-General Passenger Agent
Stlttoi the 0. P. h'., who was at the
recent conference in St, Paul with
the Northern Pacific and Great Northern representatives, says arrangements have been made for a reduction in tariffs from tho coast cities to
points in the Kootennys.
Appended is a complete list of tho various records registered at the ' ical registry office, H. P. Christie being mining
,iune 26—Liverpool, 2nd n t Loriion, J
27—Independence, on Ten Mile, Win
Blowing, 1st n f Lemon, N MoDonelu,
Arctic, fame, R McDonald.
28—Morning Star, same, 13 B Dunlop.
Woodstock, same, A Wontzcl.
.Itino Uiitf, same, name.
HO—Head Of, Ten Mile, C Nicholson.
June 25—Carndiiff, Argo.
86—0 1" B, blue Jay, Silver Tip,White
Rose, Brooklyn.
27—Cameronlan, Truro, Till Plate,
Gladstone two years, Pacific two years,
28—Victoria, Allendale, Alma, Bell
two y ars, American Eagle two years,
Ropublia two yearn.
2!>—Independence, Venture.
30—Gertie H fraction.
June2 i-bison, W  I) McGregor to A
1C Rothermel.
80—Gertie Ri, P Lindquist to W 0
J. I.
11 A. SO.
Provincial Land Surveyor & Mining
SLOCAN, - " »• 3
Gwiilim & Johnson,
Slocan, - - •        K- r
Pioneer Livery
and Feed Stables,
Slocan, 11. C.
General rucking and Forwarding attended to at tho
shortest Notice.
Saddle and Puck Horses for
hire at reasonable rates.
1{. E. ALLEN,
The Mureutt Branch
op THE W.C.T.U., Si.or.vx,
Meets the second Thursday in t-neli month
at 3 p.m. Next meeting in tlie Presbyterian church. All meeting! open
to those wishing t: join.
Mas. W. J. Andbsws, Mas. T. B. Hall
President. Cor. Secretary,
Land Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to applv to the
Chief Connniesiorrerof Lands nnd Works
for permission lo purchase the following
described laud in West Kootenay district'.—Commencing at a post marked
"W D.M.'s Northwest Cor."; thence SO
chains south to tlio south east corner of
Lot 806; tlienco 20 chiiins east to the
north east corner of Lot "81; thence HO
chains north ; thence L'O chains west to
point of beginning, and containing 100
Dated at Slocan, B.C., the 25th day of
June, 1000.
W. D. McGKF.fiOlt.
Worden Bros,
Teamsters &
General Draymen.
Boarding Stables; Saddle Horses for
Hire at Reasonable Kates.
Wood, Coal and Ice for sale
Orders left at the
Mines,   Real Estate. Insurance, Accountant.
Abstracts    of   Titles   Fur-
T. McNeish & Co. . .
Successors to E. Parris & Co.,
Make n specialty of handling only tho best goods tbo mn.i
provides.    Tholr Gents' Furnishings, Clothing Bootii ASh °
are new nnd moderate In price.     Their store is always note,!
for the freshness and quality of the Groceries and Proviqi?
Special attention given to mino orders. lsl0n8-
  Slocan, B. C
A.   C.   SMITH,
U,   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.      WcuscojIyAl.
Trimmings and the Finish is First Class.
MAIN STREET, SLGCAN.        Three Doors South of Postoflice.
Dealers in General Hardware
and Mining and Mill Supplies.
Land Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that nf tor one
month 1 will mi.ke 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. 306, and adjoining
the townsito of Brandon on the east, and
about three-quarters of a mile east of the
Slocan river: comimtuciniz at initial post
marked "II. D. Curtis, S. W. Corner'';
thence north tiO chains; thence east L'O
chains; (hence south 00 chains; thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
Dated at .Slocan City the 10th dav of
June, 1900.
We Have Just Ounii a Larp Stock of New Goods.
Agents for the Hamilton Powder Co.
and Crow's Nest Domestic
and Blacksmith Coal.
Main  Street, - - Slocan,   B. C
Mint of bpmutu
"Chapleau*'    anil    "Chaploftu Cim.nii
I'riintiouul Mineral Malms.
Situate in the Slocan City Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located; 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.
B:t7.)0'2, intend, sixty days from the
dnto hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 1)7, must ho commenced
oeforo the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 20th dav of June, A.D. 1900
per annum
E5.   C.
Sole Dealer in HcClary's
famous Steel Ranges
and Stoves.
Large Stock of Tinware &
Graniteware on hand.
Wo keep Para DrttgS, Medicines, Chemicals, Choice Perfumes, Toilet Article.**, Etc,
Carefully   Compounded.
Mall Orders receive prompt
and careful attention.
Slocan and Greenwood, li. C.
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.O, P. A.,
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, baoked up by Unsurpassed andProvenMineral
Resources. Nature and Man
hath deoreed 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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