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The Miner Jun 16, 1894

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 The _liii_s  iu  Uoolcimy arc .  tlllOllg  (lie Kicli.sl  iu  America  THE  IN  ���������8_w.  J-**?"*!  'Mm.  BESsy  "Tlio-OrcSTsirc-  .!;:_!���������<'rail is in  ������*>ol<l.  Silver, C )-.>5)������r,  *'   r.ii I  Mill!.  ���������MW-iwmi���������  Whole Numi'ek 200.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  June 16,   1894.  Subscription Price $2' per Year  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES OF METALS.  SILVER.  Closing price 1st Juno, 02.  Ni_\v. York, June 351.1..���������-Silver opened  ��������� this morning at G2g.  off at, the  ihe clump  been  NELSON.  Several men have boon laid  Silver King this week while  is .using cleared.  The   following   transfers   have  recorded at "Nelson :  .Tune 2.���������"Fairfield" Mineral Claim-  Frank P. Price to Harry Burn, -',- interest,  ij*2...  .liine-..���������" Bunlonian '*���������Thomas Smith  to Hugh Aidntyre. A- inleres i. $5.  .Tune 5.���������"Lake View"���������Michael Kealy  to Thos. Afnddon, A in I crest, $250. ������������������Starlight"���������E. S. Topping to J. A. H. Kelly,  * interest, $200.  " June 7.���������"Starlight" J. A. H. Kelly  to 11. Buchanan. .', interest, $200.  June 11.���������"John Bull"���������Godfried  Burt.eh to A. J. Mark., whole claim,  flOO.  June 15.-" War Eagle."���������Duncan Gillis  to John A. Kii'kpatricfc and John A.  Turner, A interest. $125.  .. Polka "Pomona" Chambers  10. Overture " "Midland " Southwell  11. Alto Solo "Laurel" Rif-ley  12. Galop "lieauty" Warren  God Save tiii_'Q_i_en.  Ci icket has made its appearance and  now takes its turn with baseball to  keep the boys moving on the recreation  ground, while to vary the monotony  and to keep themselves warm on Thursday evening last they played one of the  hottest games of Association football  that it was ever our lot to see. Surely  it is time that somethiug was done  about, the sports on the 1st July, or  rather on the second this year for the  1st comes on Sunday. The enthusiaisni  of the Canadians over cricket was so  great that they challenged the world:  In this case ihe world represented most  parts of the British Empire. The match  came off yesterday. Unfortunately  there was not tirrre to finish the game,  which resulted as follows :  TH1_ "\VORT_D  IS1  Jowett   'Johnson   1 lumber   Hirsch   Finucanc   Sprout   Apple whaite.  St. Barbe   Cuinmiiigs...  Fletcher   Heathcote (not out)  Byes and  INN.  5   0   0   0   0 Hugonin...  11    0.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.  0   4 not; out   1    2nd inn.  ....   0  .'...   9       7  .... 1  .. . 0  .... 9  .... 1  .. . i  .... I  .... 1  1  The Earl of Jersey, who was recently  Governor of New South Wales, will  represent Great Britain at the Intercolonial Conference at Ottawa. Sir  Henry J. Wrixon and Messrs. Nicholas  Fitzgerald and Simon Fraser will represent New South Wales. Andrew J.  Thynne, Queensland; and Lee Smith.  New, Zealand. These gentlemen are  travelling from Sydney by the Arawa,  now due at Vancouver, and it is hard to  see how they will get through.  Whilst masons were working at a  building on Amabale ��������� street, Quebec,  they found a quantity of bones enclosed  in a flour barrel and in a chest. A box  was also found containing the skeleton  of a child strung up with wires. The  mass of skulls and bones proves that at  least twelve skeletons were secreted  there., The place where the bones were  found is the attic of a shed which had  been out of use for many years. It  belonged to the late Hon. John llearn,  Al. P. Some thirty years ago shanties  of a disreputable character were kept on  that spot, where soldiers and sailors of  the Imperial service, used lo congregate.  The city is all excitement over the discovery. Coroner1 Belleau has taken  charge of the remains and will hold an  investigation.  LOCAL NEWS.  The gold Commissioner and Air.  A.  E.  . Hodgius left  for Kaslo on Thursday   for  Three Forks where Air. Hodgins will superintend the construction of a new bridge  across the canyon.  The  water, on  Alondaj-   last was  five  feet two inches ou the  top of the dyke  erected hy the Reclamation Company in  the Kootenay   Valley.     By  means   of  this dyke it was  hoped that about 8000  acres would he ready tor sale this winter.  ��������� In calculating the height of their- dyke  '* the engineers claimed to have  made it  three feet   higher than  any  previously  known flood.  u  The C. & K. S. N. Co. put. the steamer1  Nelson.on last Sunday as  an  excursion  boat to Bonner's Ferry and other places  on the Kootenay Lake, to give people an  opportunity of seeing the 'extraordinary  ��������� floods in the Kootenay  valley  and  also  the effects of the great storm.    Though  the fares w-ore put at the^JovvL fiirureof  ij$4 for tlie r'ouiid trip, comparatively few  people availed themselves of the opportunity.    But those who  did  saw  sights  that they will remember to their dying  day   and   will    hand    down    to 'their  descendants as records of the great flood  ot* IS!. I.  Late last evening we received the folio .ving telegram from the Attorney  General: On account of high water and  stoppage of communication assizes cannot- be held on nineteenth, consequently  Judge Walkem has postponed them, but  anr not aware to what date. Am now  trying him and will let you know so  soon as answer received.  Tiii_oi.oi.i_ Daviis.   .  "ofliciaPrToTiflcliticrfr to Tlie-same  found  in  our advertising  Widos -...   3...    2  27 30  CAXADA.  1st tnn.  Elliott    0  W. Ward  11  Brown    3  Martin       0  Johnson :  13  Allen  11  T. Ward    2  Mills    1  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Anderson   Neelands (not out)..  Plaisance   Byes and Wides ���������  2  2  4  i)  58  ArT  effect will be  columns.  As we stated last week the top of the  rise was reached last - Saturday, and  -ineethen the waters of the Lake have  fallen about three.feet. There is a, good  deal of anxiety amongst our "floating  population" to know where their arks  are going to land. There is no Mount.  Ararat handy, hut. failing a real snowcapped mountain it is, almost, as bad to  have one corner of your- house dumped  on to a ten foot stump. Salvage is still  going on merrily, cord wood, logs, and  lumber of various kinds is to be got for  the towing of if. Now and again a  house comes into view up the Lake and  the prospectors go forth to attach it. It  >:-,".ory often turns out-to he a worthless  old shack and it is pleasant, to see the  tired out oarsmen on their return from  fin insane race to capture the prize.  The weather is hot and so is the language on these occasions, meanwhile  the harmless old shack floats in a lopsided contented kind of a way to the rapids  where itquickly. goes to pieces.  During the warm evenings the inhabitants of Nelson are fond of lounging  about the streets. Hitherto they have  had to be content with looking on at  promiscuous games of base ball played  in a half light, taking care in the meantime that they are not run over by  jockeys who gallop their nags violently  up and down Baker street by way of  training them for the races, utterly  regardless of the law against furious  riding or driving in the streets. The  Nelson Band is now going to give the  citizens a taste of its quality. This  evening we shall have an opportunity of  hearing the result of all the practising  that has been going on in the Fire Hall.  The following programme will be  " played:  1. March "Hapsburg" f.JV. Krai  2. ^ altz " Ravenna " Chambers  3. Overture " Rrilliante " Chambers  4. March " Gladiator ".IS", usa's Great Marc h  5. Spanish Valse."Santiago" A. Corbin  Tambourine, Castanets, Triangle, Bass  Drum and Cymbals, bv T. A. Mills.  6. Characteristic Piece..."Guardmount"...  -���������������������������'- /*. Eilenberg  7. Quickstep ."Rockvale" Chambers  "Waltz " Forest Park "  Thomas  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  At Vancouver the. latest, advices inform us that they are as much ,in the  dark as to the date when through traffic  may be restored on the C. P. Ii. as we  are.  Presumably taking advantage of the  floods, burglars stole the safe of the  Aloodyville Alills. Their intention  evidentLy.-was.to convey it in a.boat to  the woods and blow it open. But in  shipping it they managed to let it fall  into the water, where it was afterwards  found undamaged.  No authentic reports have been  received of the condition of affairs in  the lower country, but there can be  little doubt that all farming interests  in the Fraser Valley are destroyed for  this year at least. A copy of a Spokane  paper which was received by a gentleman in town contained a rumour that  in addition to the great destruction of  property, many lives had also been lost.  In one case a family consist ing of father,  mother and several individuals sought  to escape from the raging "waters on a  -hastily-constructed���������raffe���������-In-"-the-blaek-  darkn'ess of the night the frail craft was  allowed lo drift about at the will of the  howling storm. At daylight, enfeebled  by cold and wot? the survivors were  unable to reach any point where food or  help might be procured. At last completely exhausted one by one they  succumbed to exposure, and when it  was found drifting about, the raft was  simply a floating tomb. This evening  it is expected that a mail will reach us,  and by it we may possibly receive  details of this ghastly story, which we  trust is not true, but only the invention  of our lively neighbours across the line.  CANADIAN   NEWS.  . Montreal is to have an electric railway  to the suburbs.  Robert Smith, a commercial traveller  of Toronto, and his son Frank were  killed by a train at Brantford.  A new cable is being laid between  Nova Scotia and Ireland and it will be  fluished in about three weeks. Cable  laying is such an ordinary event'now  that it excites no further notice than  just a short,newspaper paragraph.  Sir Francis Johnson, the Chief  Justice of Ontario, is dead. He  was well known to early settlers in  the North-west as the Recorder of  Assiniboia and later as Judge Johnson  of Manitoba. He will be remembered  by many.  On the Queen's Birthday an American  flag which-was flying over the TJ. S.  Consulate at���������St. Thomas was torn down  by some volunteer's. The matter has  been reported at Washington, but it is  not expected to lead-to trouble as the  Canadian Government is taking very  energetic steps to find out and punish  the offenders.  Loi'd Dun raven's racing cutter Valkyrie has safely ..crossed the. Atlantic on  her journey home.  Recent floods in Pennsylvania and  neighbouring states have done damage  to the extent of $5,000,000.  England will mediate in the quarrel  between Portugal and Brazil over the  escape of Admiral da Gama and other  rebel officers.  The report of the Panama Canal Co.  just filed at Paris recommends the payment of annuities to de Lessep's and  members of his family.  The Government of-France issuing  the diiectors of the World's Fair at  Chicago for- $100,000, being the amount  of damage done to the French exhibits  by tire in the Manufactures Building.  It is reported in Dublin that General  Lord Roberts, better known in the army  as "Bobs," the most popular general in  the service, will presently succeed Lord  Woiesely as "Coniniahder-in-chief in  Ireland.  At Cripple Creek the State militia has  arrived on the scene and taken up a  position between the angry miners and  the deputies, thus preventing either  party attacking the other.  In the coal states the striking miners  are becoming turbulent. Seven hundred  state t loops are under arms at Bridgeport, Ind. The strikers have stopped  traffic on several lines by destroying  trestles and blowing up bridges.  The gigantic work of connecting New  York with" New Jersey, by a bridge  across the Hudson^ has long been contemplated lLis_no-W_taking-shape_and-  a bill giving the  necessary powers has  received the signature of the President.  Air. Justiu McCarthy,.chairman of the  Irish Parliamentary party in the House  of Commons, has issued a further appeal  for funds, without which, he says, it  will be impossible to conduct the election  campaign that is now immediately  expected. "  News of a great btittle near Lake Nyassa  has been ^received in Loudon in whicu the  British forces captured the notorious" Slaver Makanjiia, who attacked the British  post -Fort Maguiro, with 2,000 -warriors,  one hundred and twenty-three slaves being  killed, and a number wounded.  Emin Pasha, the African explorer, is said  to have taken all his wife's money and  jewels and to have deserted her before he  went to Africa. She subsequently ascertained that he had turned up as Emin  Pasha (his name being Edward Schnitseler),  and she forced him to give her 10,000  marks.   .  The Pall Mall Gazette publishes a two  column story of the alleged.- grievances of  Noiui, Aichdeacon of Babylon, who claims  to have been wrongly placed in an asylum  in Oakland, Cal., by Dr. G. S. Smith, of  San Francisco, aud others. The archdeaT  con announces his intention of suing the  United States Government .for ������5,000,000  damages, and as lie was an ambassador  from the Queen's Malabar subjects, he  demands the intervention of Great Britain.  ' The St.. James Gazette announces that  a book written by P. J. Tynan, the famous  "No: 1" of tho Phceoix park (Dublin) assassination of May, 18S2, will soon be published. It wili give the complete history of  the Irish revolutionary and parliamentary  parties since 3861, including the stories of  thc Cavendish aud Burke aud other in ardors. It will, The St, James Gazette predicts, creaks a greater sensation than did  the "Parnellism and Crime" publication in  The London Times.  The town of Lexington, Neb., is practically in the hands of a mob of several  hundreds, who threaten to lynch "Wm.  Thompson and Ben Hilton, two wealthy  farmers, who are accused of having assaulted a 16-year-old girl. The officers got the  men to jail before thc mob could reach  them; but Etifus Gunn, another farmer  suspected oj' being connected with the  affair, was captured and narrowly escaped  lynching. He was given five minutes to  save himself. The mob declares it will  hang Hilton and Thompson, and if they  succeed it is beleived they will make  short work of several murderers also confined in jail.  In addition to gold New South Wales  is becoming a producer of diamonds and  other precious stones... The existence of  diamonds in the colony was known  as far back as 1851, bui'no, systematic  attempt at winning them was made  until IS60, when a dianiondiferous  locality near Mudjee yielded' a considerable number of stones, mostly of small  size, not exceeding five or six carats. A  few years afterwards several thousand  small diamonds were found near Bon-  jera. Up to the end of 1SS7 the number  of stones found is estimated at- 50.000,  and they are said to be whiter and  harder than the South African gems  and almost equal to Brazilian. Emeralds  have also been found in the northern  part of the colony, one company having  taken 25,000 carats from two small shafts  of 100 feet fi..d 50 feet respectively, worth  850 a carat when cut and polished.  for a little, until he sees what action, if  any, the crown authorities intend to  take, his object being to have the present  position of matters brought to a climax  as soon as possible.  THE FLOODS ACROSS THE BORDER.  At Portland the water has risen to  the first floor of the Board of Trade  Building.  About 100 miles of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co.'s line is under  waterand.it is estimated that it will  cost a million dollars to put it in oider  again. This line is leased by the Union  Pacific which will have to bear. the  expense of the repairs.  At Alarcus   tho-,Spokane   Falls  Northern .is completely washed out.  Seven Devils Pass  and  At  over a mile of track  is gone, and there are other washouts  along the. river. The cost of repairing  the damage is estimated at. 8150.000;'  The town of Northport is almost under  watei. The farmers on the lowlands  below Alarcus are very heavy losers.  All their lands being submerged.  At Boundary City'all telegraphic and  rail communication is cut off. The steel  bridge which spans the Pend d'Oreille  river    was    standing   at   last   reports,  though th  At  Fort  stroyed.'  e north approach to it is gone.  Spokane the bridge is   de-  A much larger wheel than the " great  Ferris wheel, which - revolved in the Alid-  way and is to be set up in New York, is  building at Earl's Court, Loudon. It is a  400 -feet wheel, and will carry 2,000 people  in fifty cars. Three" restaurants ��������� will be  built on platforms at varying heights on  the supporting towers, and a big ballroom  will'crown the towers at the axle.  The Chinese Government does not  approve of strikes among work^nen. It  holds that refusing to work unless certain  rates are paid is high treason and  promptly decapitates the strikers; No  wonder John Chinaman prefers even  the rough treatment he gets in Anglo-  Saxon   countries   to the ' "iustice" he  THE ARDLAIVIONT MYSTERY.  It will be remembered that a great  sensation known as the Ardlamont  Mystery was created in Scotland. A  young man named Hambrough was out  shooting with his tutor, Air. Alonson,  and an individual named " Scott."  During the day Air'. Hambrough either  shot -��������� himself or was shot by  some one else. "Scott," whose  real name was Edward Sweeney, promptly disappeared and Air. Alonson was  apprehended, and tried on a charge of  murder. A verdict of "not proven" was1  -brought-in.���������Every���������effort���������was-made-  to find "Scott;" who it was believed  could throw some light on the tragedy,  even if he was not the culprit himself.  But he managed to elude the police, in  spite of large rewards offered for his  capture and he was outlawed. He has  now, however, tinned up, and the following paragraph contains the latest  news on the matter :  Edward Sweeney, otherwise known  as " Scott," has presented a petition to  the High Court of Justice in Edinburgh  to clear1 him of the sentence of outlawry  pronounced against him at the Alonson  triiil. Intimation was duly made tothe  Lord Advocate, and a letter from the  crown agent to the Edinburgh solicitor  acknowledges receipt of copy of the  petition. It may be of interest to state  that although tlie petition is dated Alay  ���������1th, Air. Sweeney's Edinburgh agent  was communicated with on April 20th,  and, acting on instructions from Air.  Hutchinson, counsel was at once consulted. The fact of the petitioner's  presence iu Edinburgh is known to the.  police, but, having received no instructions from the crown they do not intend  to take any action. Indeed, their attitude is practically this, that up to the  time of the - trial they would have  arrested Sweeney if he could have been  got hold of, but that when the sentence  of outlawry was passed on him owing  to his non-appearance, further action  could not be taken by them until they  received a mandate from the crown  officials. No motion has been made by  the latter, consequently the police do  not interest themselves in the matter,  as, without, such instructions, they are  of opinion that they-can do nothing. In  view of the presentation of the petition,  and his engagement at the Pavilion  having terminated, Sweeney left London on Sunday morning for Edinburgh,  Tons of mail for Spokane are tied up  on the Northern Pacific in spite of the  exertions of the postmaster to get it in.  Besides being interrupted at. Bonner's  Ferry the Great Northern is flooded for  11 miles to the west of Spokane, between Wisnatchee and Old Alission. But  it is not expected that the repairs will  occupy much time.  A large section of the long- trestle  bridge over the Pond d'Oreille Lake" at  Sand Point is floating down the river,  and it, is feared that it may damage, the  Great Northern bridge at Albany Falls  ���������  The Calispell Valley, where there are  many farms, is one immense lake. The  current is swift, and is carrying away  houses, barns and outbuildings. The  settlors with'their cattle and such effects  as could be hastily got together have  fled to the hills.  The town of Conconully in the  Okanogan County of Washington has  been completely destroyed by the floods  and its 700 inhabitants'are now homeless.    Onlv one life was lost,  justice  meets with in his own Flowery Land  Admiral da Gaina'having escaped  from ! but notleelTng well qVmtod* the" triiiif iitithe Chicago." The second page contained  BANQUET IN LONDON TO AMERICAN NAVAL OFFICERS.  The banquet tendered to Admiral Erben,  Capt. Alahan and the officers of the United  States cruiser Chicago, by officers of the ���������  English navy'and the  army  and distinguished citizens of Great Britain, Avas  held  ou the Queens' Birthday in St James' hall,  and was a brilliant success.   The American  o_ficersjve_re_ir_ec������i ve.d.o nj.hei r_a mvaLat-the���������  hall by  a committee   consisting,    among  others, of Lord Brassey, Viscount Galway,  the Lord Alayor of Loudon,  the Duke of  Leeds, and-Lords Alethven, Hood'audNapier.   The guests were first conducted into  the smaller St. James' hall,   which   had  been  converted   into   a   reception   room.  Here   introductions took   place,   and all  engaged "in ah   intimate conversation' for  half   an hour.   At 8 .o'clock   the guests  entered the bauquettiug hall,  which was  the   large   aDd well-known concert   hall.  As tho- guests   entered   the   hall United'  States Ambassador  Bayard   and Admiral  Erben were together.   They were followed  by Capt. Alahen aud the other officers of  the Chicago.    At Air. Bayard's left   sat  Lord  George   Hamilton, - the   chairman.  Next to the chairman  sat Admiral Erben  and the other gentlemen.   On the left were  Lord Roberts, recently commander-in-chief  iri India, the Earl-of Daruley, Viscount  Sidmouth, and  Lords  Leconfield,    Hood,  Brassey aud   Alcester, (formerly   Admiral  Seymour).   On the right sat the Earl of  Carlisle, Captain Mahan," Admiral Hornby,  the Earl of Galloway,  the Earl of Alinto  and Viscount Falmouth.   Four tables extending the whole length of the hall- at  right angles to the principal table accommodated the. other guests, numbering 300.  Two British  naval officers escorted  each  officer of the Chicago to his allotted seat.  The American officers were all in uniform.  The other   guests were, in evening dress,  but most of them wore orders  and  sashes.  All the guests  had  buttonholes of corj-  flowers and red roses, winch had been placed  I on the tables in front of each guest.    Before each'guest there was a beautiful menu  card or   brochure.    This  consisted of  16  pages. - The froulpiece was  a  monchroihe  engraving of the cruiser Chicago,' between  the U-ion Jack and the Stars-and  Stripe's,  and was inscribed, "A  hearty  welcome to  A Canadian writer, Aliss. Marshall  Saunders, of Halifax, received the $200  prize offered by the American Humane  Education Society  for the   best story  illustrative of "the kind or cruel  treat- j saviour of his country,  ment of domestic animals and birds in  the Northern States."   Miss Saunders is  W. C. T. U. superintendent of Band of  Mercy work in Halifax.  the custody of his Portuguese rescuers is  now starting a new rebellion with the  avowed intention of restoring the monarchy. .Succes3 or failure means a go-.-d  deal to him.   In one case he will be the  the trusted" friend  Leeds, where he remained till Monday,  when he left al 10.80 a. in. by  due at the Waverly station #t '..oo p. m.",  Since his arrival in Edinburgh, Sweeney  has been quietly doing the sights of the i  city   and   neighbor-hood;   and   among i  of the  reigning   monarch,   honours "and'.other places  of interest he has  visited j  riches will be heaped  upon him.   In "tlie! the   Court   of    Sessions   including,    of,  other case he will be hanged.   The  betting  course,  the  Justiciary Court-room.    It,  38 about five to two on the latter. is his intention to remain in  Edinburgh'  ___       | portraits of Admiral Erben and Capt., Ma-  the train ! uau> ilufl "n"ils surmounted with, a device  representing clasped hands betweeu iner-  twined flags, with the scroll. "Blood is  thicker than water," and the couplet,  "When love unites wide .pace divides in  vain, and hands may clasp across the  spreading main." Chaplain Sherman pronounced grace both before and after the  banquet. ���������1  THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE   16, 1894.  U.'XSSSBEOXISKS  :iT-***r;rH*'"������FK-^^  B__������t__g-_r-r_;__;-_^'_-T-__ j.-m^_-3I MT������iJWigT--'_rT__���������. ifn-'i ������������������ _; ������������������^yy,rF-TT . f. T^T-^fT^'^'^'J^^T^Jy-^W^'^^^, rJTft TS-fg  THE  MINERS' DRILLING CONTEST.  "Aimers' D:iy" was celebrated at the  Midwinter Fair on Alay 22ud. The principal event of the day was the drilling contest, at which ������1003 in prizes were awarded.  The rules of the contest, heretofore published, were observed, aud considerable  interest was manifested. The judges were  G. AV. Grayson, Aug. H. Schnabel, Chas.  F. Hoffman and Felix Chappelet. Lieut.  A. AI. Hunt was the timekeeper. This was  tile-first rock drilling contest ou the Pacific  Coast. At the Denver contest last year the.  world's best contest was made, D. L.Jones,  of Colorado, holding the single-hand record  by sinking a hole eighteen and eleven sixteenths inches deep in fifteen minutes.  Page aud Reagan, of Butte City, Alontana,  held the double-team record, drilling  twenty-nine and fifteen-sixteenths inches  in that time. Aheaiu aud.l.inker, of Deu-  ver, beat that time, but net in official  competition, they driJliug a hole thirty-one  and three-eighths inches in fifteen minutes.  Mr. Ahearn had the record of drilling  single-handed. eighteen aud three-eighths  inches in fifteen minutes. He, John Coan  and E. F. Durham entered for the single-  hand prize. The other entries iu that contest were A. Phillips, of Sutter ������Creek,  Amador county, C. J- Martin, of Amador,  and G. M. AlcGowau, of Silver Creek, N. Al.  The drilling began at four p. m. Spots  were marked on the granite blocks where  holes should be drilled, aud positions were  taken by drawing numbers from a hat.  Platforms were built flush with the granite,  to make the conditions as natural as possible.  E. F. Durham, of Grass Valley took the  first prize of $200, and the world's championship, drilling a hole nineteen and thirty-  one-thirty-seconds inches in tiC.een minutes. T. J. Ahearn, of the same place,  drilled nineteen and nine-sixteenths inches  and took second prize of lj?50, both he aud  Durham breaking the former record.  In the contests for tlie double-team drilling, John Kitto and Sam Harvey, of Amador, put a hole down thirty and twenty-  one- thirtv-seconds inches and took first  prize of 8200. P. Fee ey and J. Lynch, of  Grass Valley, took second prize, drilling  twenty-seven and five-thirty-seconds inches.  Messrs.'Coan .nd Jefford, the third team,  , drilled seventeen inches.  In the triple-team contest, Alessrs. Jordan, Kennedy and "Woods, of Grass Valley,  worked a few urinates" and quit, not having  practised together. Alessrs. Dingle, Kitto  and Harvey, of Amador county, put a hole  clear through the forty-inch block of Rock-  lin granite: and had about two inches started on a second hole wheu their quarter of  an hour was up. They got first prize $300.  Messrs. J. Feeney, P. Feeney and J. Lynch,  of Grass Valley, drilled almost through  the forty inches of granite iu the fifteen  minutes, and took second prize of ������>150.  The prizes were all paid immediately at  the close of the contest.  A CHALLENGE TO AXEMEN.  The Pugat Sound Lumberman  contains  a challenge to American loggers by the  United Australasian Axemen's Association,  of Latrobe, Tasmania.   The annual exhibition at Ulverstone, Tasmania, is on November 28th and 29th next.   Their programme  is rather tempting for anyone who has any  conceit in himself as a chopper and sawyer,  namely,   championship   chopping match,  __-$5.0.0;_handicap_choppiug-matoh,-8870;-aud-  - other events.   They also" guarantee to pay  travelling   expenses   of .two   men   there,  namely, 8250.    Here is an opportunity for  woodsm.su.     The   Tasmanians = have   an  ��������� enviable reputation'as wood choppers and  "sawyers, and anyone who attempts to beat  i  them will- have   a   hard   struggle.   But,  -surely, there are two men in this great bush  couutry able to beat the Antipodeans. Ihe  challenge is open to Washington, Oregon,  California, and British Columbia, aud the  , loggers of the east are eligible.  The woods  of Tasmania are mostly hardwoods, butas  the exhibition" is one of skill rather than  endurance, this fact will   cut   but" little  figure.-  Anyone wishing for further pa;-  ticulars can get same by  applying tothe  Lumberman.  LOTS  A new Raihvay tinder Construction. fi  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building an,d Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  THREE FORKS  ./  I *__JB___IH -MD -_0___-V] -Hf*-! !&__-_- _-__f_2_- _M__ - MUM- i  OF THE NAKUSP AND SLOCAN RAILWAY  THE   SUPPLY   POINT AND   CENTRE   OF  THE   SLOCAN,  WITHIN   EASY   DISTANCE   OF  ALL  THE   MINES.    SITU-  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  .*  ATED AT THE  FORKS OF CARPENTER CREEK���������  FOR PRICES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points - J  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TltAIVS    TO   AM-   I'KO.H    \E<LSO\    |>AILY.  CHARLES J. LOEWEN, REAL ESTATE AND MINING  605 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVEB, B. C.  WEST AUSTRALIAN  GOLD  FIELDS  The Central News says:���������Later-- mar  advices from Western Australia state that  there is no abatement in the Coolgardie  "gold boom." Most of the fields continue  to show gold heavily, and-the influx of dig.  gers is very large, notwithstanding the  issue of notices warning the i:.en that  adventurers without capital will almost  certainly be disappointed..- On March 27  the gold escort from Coolgardie took 1700  ounces from Perth "on behalf of the banks,  and of that 750 ounces were carried iii the  "waisibelts of three diggers ou the road.  Two men, Mr. D. F. Driscoll aud Mr. "W. A.  Jones, both of Sydney, arrived at -Adelaide  from Perth on Sunday, .April 1, with 24  pounds weight of gold dug out by them  -with their knives in the gully- at Kurualpi  (Coolgardie). There were only 13 pieces  of-the gold, and the largest weighed 37  ounces. A public exhibition of the gold  was given on the 2nd uit. Mr. Driscoll,  "who is an old gold miner, strongly advised  that nobody should go to the Western Australian fields without capital.  glue.   The hides will also be turned  iuto  leather.  Commenting on the above dispatch, the  Editor of the Vancouver World  says:  (The foregoing was received late on  Mondav afternoon. If peopli are trying to  float such a company in San Francisco it  is doubtless with a view to catching suckers.  There are about 100 wild horses at Dead-  man's Creek, some twenty miles from  Kamloops, which are the outgrowth of  horses turned out by the Hudson's Bay  company. They were headed by a black  stallionv who-became veryj fierce and-foiled-  all attempts at capture. These, as well ns  the Indian pouies in that section, suffered  loss during the past winter. Iu the upper  Fraser and Dog Creek sections there are  estimated to be about 8,000 horses that  have never been branded or lassoed. They  are scattered all over the territory mentioned, and to round them up is a matter  of impossibility.- A proposition was made  a few vears ago to kill them oil to-save the  ranges, but the plan was never put into  execution. To get them they would have  to be shot where fotiud and utilizable parts  of their carcasses conveyed long distances  to the railway. The project of driving  them iuto Oregon" is beyond the pale of  sensible thought. Scattered through'' the  -reat Northwest- there, are bands of uu-  branded cay uses, but they are in the far  north, hundreds of miles away from the  railwav. Near Fort Pelly, Man., there has  been a"band of about 1,000 for some year..  Attempts were made to capture some of  them, which, when successful, did uot re-  pa v the effort, the. animals, being hard to  break aiid of small account .when broken-  -Ed.)     .- ' - \  "VTOTICE is hereby Riven that the iinder-men  J_M tioned tracts of land, situated in West  Kootenay District, have been surveyed, and that  plans of the same can be seen at tho Lands and  Works Department, Victoria, and at the ollice of  N. ITitzstubbs.Esq., Assistant Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Nelson:  Lot 472.���������"Idaho" Mineral Claim.  ' Lot 473.���������"_St. John" ."Mineral claim.  --������������������Lot-!...-'-'-!. 1 iio-Jay���������Mineral- Cla im  Lot (398.���������"Britoinarre" Mineral Claim.  Lot _.!*.���������"Chnmblc." Mineral Claim.  ���������    .   . '      .< W. S. GOME,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works..-,  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 5th April,-1894.  ifl-0,B.-.,Lit  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  VANCOUVEB,    _B.    C  A   WILD  IDEA.  . Sax Fbaxcisco, May 20.���������It is reported  .here that a company is being formed to  capture 20..000 scrubby horses along the  line of the Canadian Pacific Railway and  take them ,to the abbatoirs at Troutville,  Oie., there to be converted into oil and  LOST IN THE MOUNTAINS.  The following telegram has 4)een  received from Mount Vernon, Wash.:  While several citizens were-crossing the  Skagit river in "a "canoe" thpy found an  old" quinine- bottle floating on soniev  driftwood. It contained a paper-, with  the following: letter inside: "Headwaters of South Fork, Cascade Creek,  April 17th, IS!)-..���������I have been in the  mountains, for the past three weeks  snowbound, and have had nothing to  eat for three days. It is impossible forme to ever get out alive. You will find  me when the snow goes off. I am nearly  wild. For God's sake try and save me.  I have a wife in St. Paul. Her name is  Mary .Tacabow. In the name of God,  what shalll do? Save me. (Signed)  H. A. .Tacabow." The point designated  is about. 125 miles above Mount Vernon.  The snow the past winter is supposed to  have been 25 feet deep. Telegrams have  been sent to parties at Sauk City, 75  miles up the river,; to investigate the  matter.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Tliuisdny  and .Saturday Evening,  With Steamer for Revklstoi.e, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  TmtouGH Tickets lssui-'.i., ��������� .     .,    *  -..ac-gag'.: GiiE.rcr.n to Destination,  No Customs Diki'iculties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining alctial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day C. tabes. Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free C.'miit  Sleeping Cars. ;'  For information as to rates, time,etc, _BDly  to nearest agent,  .1. IM 111 MOV, Agent, Nelson,  Or to <;i'0. ���������I- L. 1-I.OWS,  Disl rict Passenger, Agent, Vaxcouveil  /COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  O  "O.  .   *  All Rail io Spokane, M.  Leave 6.00 a.m, NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  VANCOUVER TO XANA1MO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. "Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  afc 1:15 p. m. Cargo at Union S.S. "Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in. -      .  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVEK.-S-.S. -'Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at _ a.m.  Vancouver and >o.llici'ii ScIIU-iii. ill*.  - S.S. Coinox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday  at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all way  ports, returning Wednesday, and on Thursday at  11 a.m. for all points a. far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until  D a.m. ' - "  _.<tO_>WILLI-' l-KKKV.  Leave Moody villc���������7, 9, 11:45 a. m��������� 2:.0, 4:30  p.m. -     . '���������'��������� |  Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30 j  p.m.' |  ��������� X������T Steamers and Scows always available for \  Excursion. 'Towing and Freighting Business. \  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf. j  IV. F. TO PPIX<_, Manager.  Telephone 94. P. O. Box 771.  .vaki:i-ii:li- mineral claim.  Trains will now -leave Nelson every  Wednesday and .Saturday at 6 a.: in.,  returning the same day and making close  connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake points.  ^^^^^  TAX   NOTICE.  STEAM   NA"V.  .(_-I-ll'L\__D)  TIME TABLE NO. 3.  In I'llccl Tu_s������liiy, .May I..I, IS!)J.  Revki.sioi.k Route,  Steamek Columbia.  Connecting with Canadian Paciiic Railway (Main  bine) for points East and West.  Leaves  licvelstoke on TucBilays and Fridays at  3 a.m.  Loaves Kobson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at.  S p. m,  _-_���������--__----___----____-��������� "  Noutiu'oiit Route, Stkameii Columbia.  Connecting at Northport' for points North and  South oii the-Spokane  Falls and Northern  Uailway. ��������� ,      .  Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at  5-a.ni.  Leaves Northport Wodne.day.sand Saturdays at  1 p. m.  [Oslo Route, Stkamisk Nelson.  Leaves Nelson.  Thursdays 9 a.'m.  Wednesdays5.40 p. m.  '. Fridays I) a. in.  Saturdays 5.40 p. in.  Lkavks IvASLO.  Sundays 8 a. m.-  1 Wednesdays _. 30 a. iii.  Thursdays 8 a. in.  -���������Saturdays 2.30 a. in.   .  * Connecting with Nelson and. Fort Shc-ppard-  Railway for Spokane and points East and   West.  Honshu's Feiiky Rootio, Stkamei. Spokank.  Connecting with Great Northern Railway for all  Eastern Points, Spokane and the Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at 3 a. m. and Nelson at 7.15 a. in.  on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at _ a. m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays     -f  Thc Company reserves thc right to change this  schedule at any- time without notice.  For full   information   as to tickets, rates etc.  '--   apply at the Coinpany'solliccs, Nelson, B. C.  T..Allan, " "J. W. Tim.ui\ ���������'-���������'  Secretary.       ' J Manager..  rpAKE NOTICE-that I, as agent for the  -*- Canadian Pacific "Mining and Milling Company (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No. 51730,  intend, GO days froui the date hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim; And further tak  notice that adverse claims must be sent to the  Mining Recorder, and action commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  A. D. WESTBY.  Dated this 24th day of April, 1S94. -  "VfOTICP* is hereby given, in- accordance with  -^1 the Statutes,- that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the '���������Assessment  Act," are now due for tho year IS94. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District arc pay  ablc at my oflice, Kaslo, B. C.  ,Assessed Taxes aro collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th.-lS91:���������Proviii  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1994:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  6. G. DENNIS,,|  Assessor and Collector  Jan, 2nd 1S94.  Great  Northern  Railway.  A Short, Fast, Scenic Route  TO  Seattle, and all Pacific  Coast Pomts.  St. Paul, Chicago, and-  " Points Beyond.  Modern Kiiu.piii.iil.   Hock-Ballast l.oarilicd.  Over Ihe Cascade  ami   Itoiky .Mountains by  Iluylight.  Direct Conned ion via Xclson A  Fort  Siien-  Iiard Kailvtay. at .Spokane; and via  C. A K. S. ... C. at llonucr'.s  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and comnlete information  call on or address:  C. <i. I>ixou, C. 1������. A T. A.     1������. Casey, A������. lit,  Spokane, Wash.      ��������� Bonners Ferry, I.  F. I. IVhitney,  G. P. A T. A., St. Paul, Min. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C.\ SATURDAY. JUNE  16, .1894.  ni   in in mi m iii 1 iii ������������������  8i_l-3_S*-_r*_iMr-l-.*T__SiillX^  (Ilhc Jjttiner.  THE MINER is printed-on Saturdays and  will th mailed to any address in Canada or  the United Stales, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies ten cents.  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTSinserted  at the rale of $j per column, inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT A D VER TISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /j cents per nonpareil line  . first insert ion f and io cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for shorter periods ���������than three months  are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA TIONS lo the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address of  the writer.  ��������� PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  Address  The Miner Printing a. publishingCO.  NELSON,   B.C.  perhaps a|more congenial and interesting  occupation than playing with a pick and  shovel, but it should, we think, be served  like pudding after the heavier part of  the business is completed.  GOLD IN THE NORTHWEST.  DANGEROUS  GROUND.  i'  Sir Oliver Mowat, who has been for  twenty years Premier of the Province  of Ontario, opened the new election  campaign at London last week. Sir-  Oliver's government has been, and is,  so popular that he had little to say, but  there, was a very large straw, which  coining as it did at the opening of his  speech shows that a very strong wind is  blowing in Ontario. Sir Oliver commenced by saying that the time had  come when an experiment in prohibition  should be tried, and he believed there  would lie no difficulty in enforcing it.  The latter part of this declaration we  simply do not believe. Sir Oliver is an  old man and a wise one and all around  him experiments in prohibition have  been going on for years and are still  going on, and it is a notorious fact that  everywhere there is the greatest difficulty in enforcing it. So great is this  difficulty that it is not too much to say  that it has overcome all efforts to enforce  it. Perhaps the people of Ontario may  be more lamblike than any other people  and may submit more tamely to the  yoke placed upon them by a ramping  minority than other people do, or having  more experience than their premier pretends to have they may quietly submit,  well knowing that they will be able to  get as much whiskey as they want  whatever laws may be passed.' But Sir  Oliver's speech shows that there must  be a very huge and influential portion  ol' the people of Ontario in favour of  prohibition, so huge indeed that the  We presume that, this matter is not at j veteran premier is willing to do all sorts  LOOK WITHIN.  Now that news from the outside is  scarce and fragmentary and we are at a  loss to know what is going on around  us we can turn our' attention a little  more closely to our own affairs. The  Health Officers have recently been  poking their noses into many a backyard foul with the accumulation of  years, and the result is that a great  cleansing out has taken place. Certain  matters connected with drainage and  sewerage have also been looked after,  none too soon, and altogether- the sanitary condition of the town ,is on  a far  better footing than it was a  month ago.  Sam Livingston, the veteran Alberta  rancher, has just made a prospecting trip  from Calgary to Mediciue Hat. The party  had a good sized boat, tilted up with the  usual prospector's outfit and plenty of  provisions, and they commenced regular  prospecting at "Black Loot crossing, prosecuting it at likely points along the Bow  and South Saskatchewan rivers until they  reached Medicine Hat-  Mr. Livingston, in the course of a talk,  stated that they had met with most encouraging prospects���������much better, indeed,  than any that had been found on the North  Saskatchewan. "Along the 8-10 miles of  oiii trip," said he, "we found tour or five  'colors' wherever we struck gravel strata,  aud that was everywhere where we tried.  The gravel was found at varying depths on  the ridges along the course ot the river,  bat in every instance where we came on  the gravel, we found it to be "pay dirt."  How the gold, and the gravel containing it,  came there, I do not pretend to say. This  much I am sure of, that it did not come  from the mountains. My idea is that it  was laid there by the ice in some remote  age, but where the ice picked it up is, of  course, impossible to tell. Strips of such  gravel, containing free gold of a fine  quality, are found all the way from the  head of the Peace river to liear's Paw  mountain by the Sweet Grass Buttes.  "As regards coal, we found any quantity of it and in places where there is no  indication of its existence given on the  government maps. Iu fact, the bed of the  river iii many places consisis entirely of  coal, and good coal at that,"  Mr. Livingston's partners on the trip  were his son John Livingston, Harry .Raw-  linson of Rawiiuson Bios., of Keith, Dan  Carey and Oliver Lambert. John Donahue,  of the Windsor hotel, OJgary, is-" also  interested with the others in tneir prospecting.  JOHN BARNSLEY&CO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  GUNSMITHS M MACHINISTS  Importers ol all klmls or F,.M'l,I.SH AMI AMLKMA> FIKF. AIMS AMI  AMMUNITION. BASK BALL <'4M������1������S, FISHIM' TACKLK, ICOIM, RIFLES.  Itl'VOLVF.KS, MINF.KS* liLASSKS, COMI'ASSF.S, MAI'NETS, KT���������   0"R3D"E*RS   "B-H-   liALJl^XlL.   PEOMPTLY   ^.TT*E*lSriDE*D  TO.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  an end yet, as at least one drain still  discharges its output into what is left of  the creek, and is unconnected with the  main sewer. As long as Nelson remains  :a healthy city the system of sewerage,  consisting of conducting sewage to the  lake by means of wooden drains and  sewers is well enough., It is better than  nothing,.at,'any. rate. .. And that is.all  there is to be said about it. Should '.he  town ever.be visited t>5r typhoid or any  of-its kindred fevers, or if, as is most  unlikelj*, cholera itself should pay us a  visit, then our wooden drains and flumes  become instruments of destruction of  the most dangerous kind. If one case  of typhoid fever should occur,  it  would  of foolish things, or at any rate to say  them, to secure their votes. Mr-. Gladstone was a far- stronger man than Sir  Oliver Mowat, rut he wrecked his party  and forced his own retirement by-  making a false issue, Home Rule, a step  to power. Sir Oliver probably knows  his own business best, but outsiders  generally see the best of the game, and  we should not be surprised, if he is forced  to rely on such a broken reed as prohibition, that his lease of power is well  nigh at an end.  .     A  SIMFLE FRAUD.  Our readers will remember that there  be   absolutely   imperative   to   at   once \ has been a good deal of talk recently  over some faulty armour plates supplied  by the great firm of Andrew.'Carnegie  & Co. io the United States Navy. It  was said,that these plates were found to  take them up and burn them. Left as  they are. every one connected with them  would have a private and safe supply of  fever always connected with his house,  never, turned off and absolutely  unin-  be full of blowholes, a common occurence  -terrnpted.��������� -Let- this���������fact- be- -borne-in��������� in-careless -work,���������a rid���������these- holes-had"  mind before 1 here is any talk of filling been filled up with pntly and painted.  in, oi otherwise making the present. The matter was trivial and might have  temporary,system into a permanency. been the job of some workman or fore-  Having called the   attention   of  our   man to avoid dismissal for faulty work-  private citizens to the necessity of  putting their houses and back-yards  into order, we presume^that the authorities will at once commence to look after  their part of the business. We allude  to the roads and streets. ' There is an old  old story pointing the moral in this case  with which our readers r are.'well acquainted. It. relates tothe desirability  of removing a beam from ones own eye  before urging ones .brother to remove  the mote in his. We would point out  that it is not desirable to  use streets as  liianship, but it was enough for the  scandal loving papers of the States to  work up into a big thing. But while  wrestling with this gnat they did not  see the great camel that jumped up arid  slunk away, unnoticed amidst the  racket.  Amongst other work, according to  the San Francisco Weekly Bulletin,  which the firm undertook for the govern  ment some years ago, was some involving the installation of a special  plant.    As is not unusual"in  such  cases  wafer courses.rthough we know of one ' the cost of the plant w as permitted to  city, where this is done, with disastrous , be included in the- cost of the job. By  results. After every heavy rain Stanley | and by the. government aud all its  street becomes t lie bed ot a small torrent I officials retired in accordance with the  .which comes tearing down the cutting absurd plan adopted by our neighbours,  between the two hotels and does con'- and a new lob. came in. After- a time  siderable damage to the filling iii below, some more work of this special kind  .by making canyons in its sides. In '. was required and Messrs. Carnegie very  Josephine street a small and continuous , kindly undertookthe job at "previous  stream of water that appears to rise prices.'! -Of" course the new officials  in the Fire Hall or thereabouts, is be- j knew nothing about how these prices  coming almost a picturesque.cascade as | were arrived at. It was enough for  it cuts out the sandy soil of the street on them to look them up and see the total,  "the eastern side into fantastic shapes, and the job was done and paid for. It  If it were contemplated   to  In regard to Lord Rosebery's celerity  in movements, just now so much talked  about, I met to-day, says the London  correspondent of the Liverpool Post,  a gentleman of the late Lord Granville's  stall* when Lord Granville held the Foreign Office portfolio. He toid me that  when Lord Granville was a young man  be was asked to dine with the. Prince  Consort and the Queen at Buckingham  Palace, and, forgetting "the dinner, he  had five minutes to dress and reach the  palace. He got into his brougham  somewhere in South Audley street as an  ordinary gentleman, and stepped out at  the porials of the palace a fully dressed  Privy Councillor. Within the time he  had to draw on silk stockings, knee  breeches, silver-buckled shoes, and a  short, gold embroidered funic, buttoned,  luckly,'to the throat. I myself knew  Mr. Glakstone, some ten years since, to  leave Downing street for St. Jarne's  Palace for a levee, stepping into his  brougham in ordinary dress and coming  out of it on arrival at the palace, in the  gorgeous uniform of Prime Minister.  MWM'ri*  Mr. J. R. Anderson, of the Agricultural Department of B. C, has been  requested to send a collection of small  samples of ores from the West Kootenay  mines to the Technological Museum of  Sydney, New South Wales.  All mine owners and others interested  in attracting mining men and capital to  this District are asked to send small  specimens (labelled) from their properties  to The Editor of The Mixer, who will  forward them to Mr. Anderson.  -TO   THE-  Of  -OF-  PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  SOUTH   RIDING  WEST  KOOTENAY  ELECTORAL DISTRICT.  -or-  WEST KOOTENAY.  JOB-  PRINTING  -AT  THE miner;  The sitting of the Courts of Assize,  Nisi Prius, and Oyer and Terminer, advertised to be held at Nelson on Tuesday,  19th June, 1894,, is hereby postponed  until further notice.  T. Li. GIFFEN, ���������  Registrar.  Nelson,.,15th. June, 1891. 0  W. A; JOWETT  MINING & REAL  ESTATE   BROKER  I.N'fel'KAM'F, anil  ��������� ��������� ��������� c  COMMISSION AI'KXT.  Gentlemen,���������-Having been requested  at a large and influential meeting of the  elector-s of Nelson, and also by a requisition signed by a large number of the  citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candidate  iii the Government interest at thc forthcoming Provincial Election, I desire fo  signify my acceptance of the nomination  and to thank those who have proffered  me. the honour. " To them and to the  electors generally I wish to say .that, "if  elected, I will give careful attention to  all matters coming within the. sphere of  legislation and to the best of my ability  protect and promote the interests of the  district and the province.  I am, gentlemen,  - Very respectfully yours,  G. O. BUCHANAN.  MAIL NOTICES.  "VTCrTlCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accord  -^ ance with the provisions of Section 10 of  thc " Legislative Electorates and Elections Act,  1891," 1 shall hold a Court of Revision at Court  House, Nelson, on the eleventh day of June, 1894,  for the purpose of hearing thc claims of any  persons who allege that their names have been  improperly struck off or omitted from the List of  Voter's for thc f'outh Riding of Ihe Electoral  District of West Kootenay.  W. J. GOEPEL,  Collector.  Bank of Montreal  tAFITAL (all naluun), $|->,<mmi,ih������<������  ltr.ST,     ...      .     i;,ooo,uoo  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,. ....Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: tf. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley, Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and   Cable  Transfers.  Until further  notice  mails will close  Nelson as follows:,  For CanadaQneluding Vancouver Island   and \rahcouVer"City) via Revelstoke.  on Wednesdays and Saturdays at .''.30 p. in.  Money Orders and Registered Matter 3 p. ni.  For thc United States Vancouver  Island and Vancouver. City, via  Spokane, Tuesdays and Fridays  at 8 p. in.  For Kaslo, Watson, Three Forks and  Kootenay Lake Points:    . ������ ���������  - Tuesdays and Fridays at  S.30 a. in.  Wednesdays and Saturdays at ;") p. in.  | Grant coinincrical and traveller's credits,, avail  at |       able in any part of the world;  ' Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3A per cent.  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Koynl Charter, 1S62.) '  *',',!������','0,0<MI  jCAI'ITAL <|������.ii<l ii|������>,  tiHMI.IMMI  (U'iili power to increase),  KF.SI'ltVF. FI.'NM,  f,'������0,IMMl       .  WI'ST KOOITNAY IMSTKHT.  i, ���������.'������.-������, :i:m  A'  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B. C.  turn  this  part of the town into a a pleasure garden it might be left to add its attractions  -to the other . natural beauties of the  scene. But as Josephine street is one of  the principal business thoroughfares of  the city it is time this stream is properly  dealt with. The cutting on the road to  the wharf is disgraceful, and especially  so in view of the ample means of repairing it at hand. On its sides are banks  of gravel and in the jail hard by are  persons whose fate' compels them temporarily to work for other, people's ad-  ESTATE MoEACHREN & CO.  <hoti:l slocax.)  .  I-JNT. TsTGlT.TTTD^.rrTOjX--  LL PLACER CLAIMS in this District legally  held may be laid over from the l.ilh day of  October, IS!):', until the 1st day of July, 1891.  W. J. Goi-'i'i-'i.,  y Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, 10th October, 1S03.  M.  A meeting of the creditors and all intero.-lbrt  will be held at the Hotel Sltcari in Kaslo on Friday, June loth, at 1 o'clock jin the afternoon, to  receive the report of the ns'igncc and to instruct  the assignee in regard to the further management  of the estate. ','  G.  O.   EJUCHANAN,  S. DAVYS. .  MINING   ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER. !i  Oillces Victoria Street.  -     " NELSON.  B. C.  mi:i������i<;al.  \  Assignee.  -vantage.     True,   -weeding   gardens   is i to be boodle in it somewhere,  now appears that under successive administrations this work has been done  several times at " previous prices," the  plant as a result having been  paid  for j  several times  over.     The   matter   has t    come to light under the scrutiny of a;  parliamentary committee. No wonder j  Andrew Carnegie is . one of the richest j J\,t    '  the     States,    but   people -are j (of Swansea, India, ami. the United States.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND .MINING ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All a ssays undertaken.  Furnaces' and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ordfe given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box-10,Vancouver^ B. C.  E.  MIM.VC.  CAMPBELL-JOB.NSTOX  men   in  wondering who else is " in " it.     Know- !  ing  the   iioiial   course   they   refuse   to |  believe that those innocent officials did i  not know  more than  they pretend to  and there is supposed, and very justly,  C. ARTHUR", A.M., M.D..  PHYSICIAN,   Etc  Cokonek roil West Kootenav,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street, ,  Nelson, B.C.  "Tpv    LaBAU,   M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and i,  Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  12."  "rsr*H3x_iSO"N- bra*n*ch:.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  *B-R,^.-isrc"Ea:-E3s= -  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Wcstmin  stcr, Nanaimo and Kamloops. a  Unitei.j STATES-San Francisco,- Porllaiul, Tacoma, and Seattle..  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England.    '  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS;"  CANADA���������Canadian Bank   of  Commerce  and  branches Merchants''Bank of Canada and  brandies: Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-  .  ches; MolsonV Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia. .        -,  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New Yoi-k;  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  SAVINGS   DEPARTMEXT-  Dei'osits received at SI and upwards, and  interest, allowed (present rate) at 3} per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE  V. HOLT,  Ncli-on, July 1", IS93. ' Agent.  CUSTOMS  BLANKS .���������  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE.  u iU  'I-  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  JUNE  16,   1894.  i *  "THE WORKING EXPENSES OF GOLD  MINING.  It is hardly necessary to point out to  those niining investors who have followed with an intelligent interest the  recent course of auriferous mining that  cheap production is becoming more arid  more the chief element of success in that  branch of enterprise. Formerly, the  primary element of profitable working  was the richness of a mine, but this has !  so far been relegated to a secondary  position that many poor mines are now  paying dividends,'whilst others, with a  larger percentage of gold to the ton, are  being worked at a loss. The days of  nuggets aud free gold seem to 'have  vanished for ever, and the prospects of  a mine are to be measured less by the  number of pennyweights or ounces of  gold to the ton of quartz than by the  efficiency by which the treatment of  low grade or refractory quartz is accomplished, and the influence of general  conditions in producing a low rate of  working expenses. The strongest indication of this tendency is affoidedin the  investment of millions of money in the  Transvaal deep levels upon the strength  merely of specimens, and those of low  grade ores, extracted by the diamond  drill. The banket formation of gold  seems, in the uniformity of its yield, to  bear more relation to, coal mining than  to any other'branch of the metalliferous  industry. AVhat is more, we seem at  present to be only upon the threshold of  its exploitation, and we cannot tell to  what an insignificant amount of the  precious metal the payable proportion  in auriferous quartz may be. ultimately  reduced. It must be remembered that  gold mining invention has not been confined to the Witwatersraudt, although  Ave have heard of most of its achievements theie. In the Ural Mountains a  great deal has been done to open new'  possibilities for the treatment of refractory pyritic ores, and attention has  lately been largely directed to the same  subject in Australia. Still, besides the  large field for scientific niining which is  opening up in Western Australia, there  is no doubt plenty of room for the application of improved processes on the old  gold fields of New South Wales and  "Victoria. Australian gold mining was  spoiled as a field for the cultivation of  economical'methods by the richness of  the earlier finds. It is curious that Australian miners have contributed hardly  anything to the vast body of technical  progress which has been  made on   the  , Witwatersraudt. The remarkable a-  chievements carried out there have  been almost entirely due to American  and European experts. In India, again,  ���������where the loss of shareholders' money  and the forsaking of old gold fields have  . been due to wrong treatment of low  gradeand refractory ores, the lesson of the  South African auriferous industry is  now being taken to heart. Over a large  part of the gold fields of India somewhat  the same geological conditions as those  which have, proved so fertile on tlie  Witwatersraudt would appear to prevail.  With such enormous deposits of poor,  ore in nearly all parts of the wor Id,  there is ample scope for the carrying on  of a mining industry, by economical  means, upon a remunerative scale. New  coal fields also are beings opened up in  many parts of the world, so that the  question of fuel supply promises to resolve itself into a very simple one.   Then   i n Jhe./'actual__operat ion s-of-in i n i ng- unimportant economy is likely to result  from the competition which  has lately  . entered into the supply of blasting explosives. The Dynamite Trust is  . menaced from several quarters, and in  particular the American producers  . threaten a very formidable competition  against the European monopoly. A  serious item in the expenses of up-to-date  gold mining has been the expenditure  upon cyanide of potassium, the chemical  required in the treatment of "tailings"  : by the MacArthur-Forrest process. Not  only is the validity of the patents, and  the consequent payment of royalties  to the company which possess it,  in dispute before the courts of  law, but chemical manufacturers in  Europe are awakening to the wide demand  for cyanide in various parts of the world.  They are going in for producing it against  the very, small circle who have hitherto  monopolised its manufacture, and within the past, month or two the price has  fallen, at the very introduction of this new  element of rivalry into the business, 20 per  , cent. This is a most important matter for  companies working low grade ores, aud the  present decline wiil. very probably mean  giving coucerus, which are not "at present  paying anything to their shareholders, the  opportunity of earning dividends. The  tendency towards " obeaper treatment of  gold ores is, indeed." striking. "Not the  least powerful of its manifestations is the  disposition to employ huge capitals to work  enormous properties, by-which much saving  both in the technical and the administrative work is secured. It seems as if before  long a" ridiculously small, nay infinitesimal,  content of gold will become profitable  -wherever the management is capable, and  the.purchase of the property in the first  instance has been carried out with due re-  . gard to the interests of shareholders.���������  Mining Journal.  PUBLIC DRILLS.  In furtherance of our remarks in a  recent issue on the benefit that this  district would derive from drills provided  by the government for' private use, we  publish the following letter from the  secretary of Mr. Reid, the Victorian  Minister of Defence, to the mayor of  Port Arthur. This letter' indicates the  methods adopted in Australia to assist  the mining industry.  C. P. R. Train,  Fort AVilliam, May 2lst, 18!)-l.  Deak Sir,���������Your telegram of the Mth  inst. duly reached Mr. Reid, being  delivered at the Glacier Station on our  journey westward. The different governments which have been in power in our  colony (Victoria) have assisted in developing thc ruining in two ways,  viz:  (1) By annual grants to mining companies duly registered under the law  and actually engaged in working their  auriferous leases, also to coiiipaniis of  working prospectors who are engaged  in testing new ground (shallow sinking)  for minerals.  (2) Hy granting the use of diamond  drills to test, by means of deep bores,  and either in new or old auriferous land,  whether payable stone or alluvial gold  exists.  Although our chief metal is gold. it.  will be. understood that, our mining  regulations providing i"o,v this government assistance may be read to include  any valuable metal or mineral, thus it-  was for many years believed that black  coal iu payable seams did not exist in  Victoria, but hy the use of drills, and by  encouraging prospectors t.o sink for coal,  exceedingly valuable fields, both of  black and brown coal, have been discovered, chiefly in our mountainous  province, G-ippsland.  The. diamond drills are the property  of the government,  and are  controlled  by our mines department.   The foreman  and staff of  men  allotted  to each  drill,  are also iu government employ.  As a rule no drill is sent to a locality  where the residents wish a test, made  until the government geologist has  visited the spot and tested it. If his  report is favourable and a drill can be  spared it is sent, applications being as a  rule taken in rotation as well as in order  of importance. i.  Many valuable discoveries have been  made by means of these drills. In one  instance very rich deposits of alluvial  gold were found after the bore had  passed through an enormously thick  bed of igneous rock (basalt). Ng practical miner would have looked for gold in  such a neighbourhood. The result of  the discovery was" a new impetus to  niining in the district, and shareholders  in the mines started and obtained for a  long pei'iod very handsome dividends.  Mr. Reid and myself have been absent  from Victoria since. December last, and  I cannot tell you what is the present  government vote in aid of mining. It  used to be ������80,000 a year, but this large  sum had to be cut down owing to the  necessity for retrenchment.  Any further particulars you may require I will endeavour to supply on your  writing to me Rideau Club, Ottawa.  Yours faithfully,  ;  ��������� II. R. Mackay.  Geo. T. Marks, Mayor,  Port Arthur. *  ;ich"s Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  c*  -    ���������WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL���������  ^TOBACCONISTS'!  #)  Agents for the celebrated   [.,   &   OOt  (Loewe & Go.) B. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  <:1C<MV.\   <JKA.\T   Al'I'llCATIOV.  ."N  A large stock of " OWN MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all "smoker's  requisites kept ou hand.  JTOTrOH rS HEREBY 0 I VEX, I hatThomns  1A McGovern has tiled thc necessary papers  and made application for a Crown Grant in favor  of the mineral claim "Little Phil," situated in  Ainsworth Milling Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse   claimants   will forward  their objections within  sixty days   from (ho date of this  publication.  N. KITZSTl'BJ'S,  Gold Commissioner.  Dated. Nelson, B. C���������  2')th of March. I8!M.  No. 130.  CERTIFICATE OF THE  liEGlSTltATlOX" OF  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  Tin: Koothnay   axu Coi.c.muia Prospecting  axnMixing Company. 1,im('i'K(j (Foreign)  COl.VJ'KY   OKIIKKS   ItV   POST   PROMPTLY  ATTK.M������KI������ TO.  THE  T*R-A-3D*E! SUPPLIED  AEMIT & EASHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  i  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  , The bullet proof coat, the invention of a  German tailor named 3)owe has been put  eto satisfactory tests .in London in tlie  presence of the Duke of Cambridge and  other military authorities. The question,  however, remains unsolved whether a soldier would not be floored and seriously  injured by the impact if the cuirass was in  contact with his body.  UPTURE  SfTore CUBES'  have been ef-   fected by my  ^������������������������������������������������������������������������m���������^���������^"""*��������� Trusses, -witli  perfect ease to -wearer, than by aU other  devices combined- They retain largest  ��������� Rupture under severest strain. A system of fitting has been perfected the  last 25 years, fully etiual to personal  examination by mail.   27 patents  ^Lbolkrx^ DEFORMITY;  CHARIER CLOTHE.  134 King StW.. Toronto,  Aegis tercet the roth day of A fait, JSgf.  T HKI'KHY CERTIFY that I have this day  I. registered "Thc Kootenay and Columbia  Prospecting and Mining Company. Limited (Foreign)," under the 'Companies' Act," Fart IV.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and thc  "Companies' -Act. Amendment Act. ISS'J."  The head ollice of the said Company is situated at tho City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario. Canada*.  The objects for which the Company is established are.-To carry on a general mining business: to buy and sell and otherwise deal in  mines, mining lands and minerals; to prospect and  explore for, qua it v. develop, work, extract and  mine throughout the Province of thc Dominion  of Canada gold, silver, copper, precious metals,  baser metals, coal, marble, minerals and ores of  every kind: to crush smelt, reduce, treat and  manufacture, forward, ship and sell the same.  and'Tor such purpose Io construct, establish and  operate works, wharves and warehouses, and  acquire and own real estate, and for such purpose  to construct, establish and operate works,  wharves and warehouses, and purchase, lease,  acquire, hold, own, soli, mortgage or dispose in  any way all such real or personal property, mining loca'tions, limits or rights, as may be requisite  for the carrying on of the business of the Com-.  pany: to acquire, construct', own or lease and  operate, such tramways, telegraph and telephone  lines, roads, vesslsan'd works as may be necessary for tlie carrying on of thc business, of the  Company, and generally to do all such things as  are incidental or conducive lo the attainment of  all or any of the objects of thc Company throughout tlie Dominion of Canada.  The amount of" the capital stock of said Company is forty thousand dollars, divided into four  hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.  Given under my hand and seal of oflice. at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-four.  [l.s.J S. Y. WOOTTOX.  ap!2 Registrar of'Joint Stack Companies.  ,S5������  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  sou- .li.tMUMrririci-its of tub;  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wc keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc. tt  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VAN00UVEK, B. 0.  . i>  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretarv-Treasurer. Manager  Pkovixciat, SeCRET.AKY'S OfcTICK  22nd March. IS!) I.  Pursuant to the powers conferred in that bo-  halt* bv sect ion 22 of thc "Legislative Electorates and Elections Acl,.1891." His Honor thc  Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been pleased  to order, that it is hereby ordered, that the form  of claim to vote hereto appended be substituted  for Form A in the Schedule to thc "Provincial  Voters Act."  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  ������  RELIABLE  STILL TO THE  FRONT!  USHMO.  FEAR   OF  FAMINE!  We have on lifinil-si>vp.i-;il  tons  of  fii-st-cliiss   Hams, Bacon  and  Butter'.    Also  car1 loads of Flour, Sugar, Suit, Fish, Canned Meats, Etc.    Whilst for' the  refreshment of the inner  man   we  have Buss and  Allsopp's  Palo Ale,  Sohlitz Beer,'  Guinness'Stout, Walker's celebrated hraiidsOf Canadian Whiskey,'also the finest  brands of Imported Wines, Liijuors, Cigars, Tobacco, Ftc.  Hudson's Bay Company,  AGENTS VOU  Hiram Walker & Son's,      Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.       Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers Milwaukee, U. S. Manitoba  P. O. box 09.  Telephone 24  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Raker and Josephine streets,  NELSON,. R. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  NOTICE OK CLAIM TO HE GIVEN* TO THE COLLECTOR  -To-the-Collector-of-tho-Elcctoral-District of   I. thc undersigned, claim lo have my name inserted in the Register of Voters for the.  Electoral District, in virtue of iny being a British  subject of thc full age of twenty-one years, having resided in this Province for twelve months,  and in the said Electoral district for two months  immediately previous to the date hereof, and not  being disqualified by any law in force in this  Province.  Dated at in the Province of British Co  lumbia, this day of 18   .  Signature   (All Christian names and surnames to be given  at full length.).      *" ���������  Residence ���������   (Full particulars to be given, such as number of  house, if any, name of street, if any, etc., so  that applicant's usual place of abode may be  easily ascertained.)  Profession, trade or calling,  3   ���������-  Interrogatories to be answered by claimants for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  1.   What is your Christian name, surname, place  of residence and occupatiqn?-  - 2.   Are you of the vull age of twenty-one years?  3. Are you a natural born or naturalized subject, and which?  i.   Have you ever taken the oatli of allegiance  to anv foreign state or been naturalized as a  subject of a foreign state, and if so have you  .     since been naturalized as a British subject,  and when and where?  c 5.   Have you resided in the Province of British  Columbia for twelve months prior to the date  . of your application to be registered as a Provincial voter?  G. Have vou resided or had your chief place of  abode in this Electoral district for a continuous period oftvo months prior to this d-itc?  If not in this district, in what (if any) Electoral District?  7. Are you now registered as a Provincial voter  in anv Electoral District in British Columbia?  (If the answer be yes') - In what District?  S.   Do you now re side in tbe District for which  you apply to i.e registered as a Provincial  voter?  On what premises do you reside?  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up  -   -     Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROUSERINGS.  Fred. J.  Squire,  thc Nelson Tailor, has just  received a large consignment of  Spring Goods  .' "       * " "   Call and ..inspect; the  New   Patterns  and Styles.        " .    -  Fred. J- Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  H  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE  Signature,  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  ~ - $  V/afccheSj   Gloeks/ Jewellery,  ai)d  gilverWare,  Showi) ii| lHe\  Warerooijts   of  JACOB   DOVER  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  Wi  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.   B. O.


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