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 ���������������������������' v; *-  *m-.  The Mines in  Kootcitay are Am  the Kietiesi. in  America.  Thc Ores lire  ������.i;c":-������'ra<;c in ifioltl,  Silver, Crtsnit-r,  nu:l  Lead.  Whole Numijek 207.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  August 4,   189  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES OF METALS.  SUjVJ3j{.  Owing to interruption to the telegraph  avo are unable lo quote silver to-day.  "NISAA* DliNVlill.  (From our oiun 'Correspondent.)  July 28th, 1894.  Since, avo despatched our account, of  the- fire at Three Forks a sad accident  occurred to a miner named James Forbes,  hailing from Oregon, upon whom a half  dead tree fell, breaking his leg and ribs  ''and severely injuring his spine. The  poor fellow lingered tAvo clays, dying  yesterday.  ' It is hoped that the owners of the  townsite will see the necessity of  thoroughly burning up all combustible  matter before allowing the erection of  new buildings. Fires have destroyed  the cabins on the Alamo, Queen Bess  and Young Dominion claims in the  Twin Lake basin, while the cabins on  the Cumberland which caught lire were  saved by the energy of the oAvners. Fire  also swept over- the Payne aud Noble  Five Group, Stephen Bailey and "W.  Lettrick having narrow escapes. Tim  losses to claim -owners on account of  timber burnt is considerable. Until Ave  have a soaking rain there can be no  hope of the fires being extinguished.  The railroad is now complete to a  point half a mile this side of the head of  the lake. ..Several carloads of freight  have already arrived and Ave are informed on the best authority that regular  passenger trains -will make connection  with the steamers on the Arrow Lakes  within a feAV days. The construction  Co'y, until such "time as the road is  taken over hy the C. P. R., Avill carry  ore to Nakusp at the rate of $5 per ton.  Messrs. Duchesnay, Marpole, Osier and  Dan McGillivray are inspecting the  grade between the head of the lake and  Three Forks. Messrs. Marpole; and  Osier to-day visited Four Mile.  A stock company with a capital of  $G,000 has been organized in town under  the title of the New Theatre Co'y, Ltd'.  The objects of the company being to.  erect, furnish and lease a building suitable for the purposes of entertainment.  The promoters are receiving most encouraging support and hope to commence building during the course of  next week. Mr. D. B. Bogle is acting as  honorary secretary and treasurer.  The Balfour Trading Co'y having  bought out Mclnnes & Beeton's business  and stock will move into the building  formerly occupied by the latter on the  1st of the mouth.  As the steamer "W. Hunter," on her  daily trip from the head of the lake,  rounded the point beyond Wilson Creek  it- wad discovered that the house on the  upper deck  had caught fire.0   -Within  ~two"minutesthe Avhoieofthe-house-Wris  enveloped in flames. Numerous small  boats immediately put off to take the  passengers ashore, but before they could  reach the steamer the lire was got under:  A hose had been passed up to the upper  ^deck, the engines stopped and a deluge of  "water throAvri over the flames. For &  few minutes the position was critical  and had it not been that "Capt. Easter-  brooks keeps all his appliances for lire  ready for immediate use the owners of the  -little steamer would have had to face a  far' larger.loss, as it is $125 will repair all  the damage. It is believed that the lire  was caused by tlie imexplain'able ignit ion  of a box of matches in the house which  Avas used as a kitchen. The damage is  being repaired.    July the 2-i.th Avill- long  "be remembered in the Slocan country as  a day of disasters.     Tlie utmost pre  cautions  are  prevent lire.  being  taken  in   town   to  AVANKTA.  (From our own correspondent'.) -  August 1st, 1894.  of   Seattle,   who has  the Trail Creek mines,  day and  reports   good  at the Josie; the new  well and Mr. Warner  carloads of it  to   the  at once.  J.  F.   Warner  been so long at  came   doAvn 'to-  work going on  strike proves up  will send- some  Tacoma smelter  The new road to the O. K. Mine is  shut doAvu for want of funds.  One of the most remarkable strikes  this season has beeu made by J. Peterson and G. L. Rice; it isj about three  miles from Sheep Creek oil' the Salmon  River. When first prospected it yielded  rock almost exactly similar to the Trail  gold ore, but more work has now been  done and it sIioavs a nine foot A'ein of  the most brilliant peacock (Silver King)  ���������ore, Avith slight showings of. the Trail  ore. It makes a very beautiful specimen, hut the last samples have hot yet  been assayed. . ||  Mr. Litchfield has carefully prospected  his placer ground at the mouth of the  Salmon and is so Avell satisfied that he  goes to-day-to Spokane to buy pumping  machinery.  The many fine prospects, both quartz  and placer, near Sheep Creek are at  present only accessible after severe  labor1; a road from Salmon Siding on the  N. & F. S. Railroad, would be a most  acceptable boon and avouUI enable supplies (o be sent in from Nelson instead  of up the the Pend d' Oreille River from  Boundary. The attention of the Gold  Commissioner has been drawn to it and  (hose interested are very hopeful of a  good horse trail being put through this  fall.  Mif-s Bella and Miss Lizzie Keith,  daughters of Mr. John Reith, postmaster, leave today for the University  of Ann Harbor, Michigan, Avhere they  will study for three or lour years, the  former medicine and the latter nursing.  They are clever and amiable girls and  Avill be greatly missed from this small  community.  A school site has been selected on a  high bench about one and a half miles  from here, and the trustees have advertised for tenders for its erection  from plans and specifications which can  be seen here.  Price Five Cents.  NELSON.  J. F. Burr claims to have discovered a  tine ledge of galena on the Cottonwood  only a mile or two above the town.  Twenty tons of ore were shipped from  Trail Creek to Tacoma on the 18th July  and thirty-two tons on the 25th.  Gold lias been discovered at Franklin  creek, three miles south of China Creek.  Samples of excellent gold bearing black  sand were brought to town to-day. W,  Pool and H. McCoy, of Victoria, were  the first to locate what promises to be  very rich placer diggings.���������Colonist.,  A correspondent of The Prospector in  an account of a trip which he made to  Cariiboo Creek says. As the result of  our work we conluded that the gravel  and sand contained not enough gold to  pay. We found nobody to differ from  us in this. All agreed that the gold  above bedrock Avould not pay. for the  labor of shovelling it into sluice boxes.,  Nobody had reached bedrock; and therefore; nobody could say \vhat expense it's  richness Avould justify one incurring to  reach it. But it was plain to.everybody  that bedrock is hard, and. .expensive to  reach and that capital is requited to'tnake*  tbe experiment. ...  Not a nugget has been found. Bedrock may pay, but everybody is wailing  for somebody else to find bedrock*.  MINING  TRANSFERS.  NEW  DENVKH.  July 21st���������"Mammoth,"���������J. R. Parks  to AV. A. Hendryx, 1-10 interest, $1.  July 21st.���������"Mammoth,", W. A .Heudrvx  to G. A.,Fincii, 1-10 interest, ������450.  July. 23rd.-���������"Hamilton,"���������H. Bradv to  N. F. McNaught, all, 810,  July 23rd.-k-'Dtmvageu,"���������AV. H.Robert-  sou to-N.'JF. McNaught, V. interest,._to_run.  a tunnel 50 feet within 100 days.  July 23rd.���������"Julia,"���������J. Buckley to Chas.  Laatz, y, interest, $1.  July 23rd.���������-'Sabbath,"���������J. A. Roberts  to G. A. McKinuon, l/> interest, $1.  July 23rd.���������"Silver "Bell,"���������AV. Lettrick  to H. Stowick, % interest, $1.   .  "July-26th.���������"Nonpareil;"���������W. Fleyer to  G. Endal, ^interest, 31.  July 2Sth.���������"Little Chief,"���������"D. McLevel  to D. McLennan, 1-G interest,.������!.  July 28th.���������"Sunrise" aud' "-Mascot,"���������  M. Krilin and A. WaddeJl to A. Humphreys, all,"bond 52,000, $200 August 27th,  1894, and each and every month mi til paid.  " NELSON.  July   28th.���������-- Hillside."  --J.  C.  Hooker  whole  interest,  to    Joseph   H.   Wright,  ao goo  ' July 28th.���������" Caledonia," "Ashland."  "Great East,"���������J. C Hooker to Joseph  H. Wright, whole interest, 33,500.  LOOCAL   NEWS  Temporary repairs haA'e been made by  which* the C. P. R. train's are again able to  reach .the station.       '-'  Forest fires are evidently. raging in  several directions, as the whole atmosphere  is a mass of smoke.  In another column tenders are invited  for the erection of a frame house-for Mr.  Croasdaile.  AV. A.;- Jowett has been indiposed for  some days, being confined to his bed. We  hope, however, to see him about again in a  day or two. ,  Serviees-in the English church will be  held to-morrow at II1 and 7.30. Mr. Akehurst returned ou Friday from a trip 'that  included all the country lying between  Nakusp and Bonners's Ferry.  The services of the Methodist church  AA'ill be held as-usual in the schoolroom at  11 a. in. and 7.30 p. m. The Rev'd G. H.  Mordeu Avill take for the subject of his  evening discourse " Is Christianitv a  Failure ?" '  A garden party will be given by the  Ladies Aid Society   of  the- Presbyterian  church on the evening of Thursday nest, . . _..,.....  in the grounds of the   chnrch.   There  will; lized lit$12,500,  n $25 shans, of which 100  be no charge for admission and the   public  are cordially invited.  Something ought to be done to make  our jail a pleasant or place of residenco  than it is. The prisoners simply will not  stop there. Even ah Indian could not  stand it and left the other day without  eAren thanking the authorities for their  hospitality. Of course it is not fair to  bring the jail, where everything is free,  into competition Avith the hotels, but if the  jailer cannot induce his guests to stay with  him by feeding them up and letting them  have a real good loaf, how would it ba if  he locked the door Avhen he Avent out, or  took some of those precautious Avhich we  understand are adopted in other similar  institutions to induce thc inmates to remain Avithiu.  The dog poisoner is,amongst us and already numerous victims have fallen, to his  deadly baits. His personality is wrapped  in mystery and his motives are equally the  subject of eager curiosity. Jack the Ripper is said to have had a mania for butchering a certain class of ivoraen, and our dog  poisoner may be afflicted with a desire of  similar nature. Or he may object to being  kept awake during those Avarra nights by  the barkings of tlie hounds who wander,  restless, about the town, or he may be  guided simply by motives of pure kindness  in ending the miserable lives of many of the  dogs of Nelson Avho, entirely neglected by  their masters, roam through the streets nnd  back alleys picking up a precarious living  where they can. People who allow their  dogs to be a nuisance to. their neighbours  cannot complain if they are removed. A  man who neglects hisj dog is not fit to  possess one. I " >  On Wednesday last'i Nelson was visited  by Miss Imandt and! Miss Maxwell who,  representing the Dundee! Courier,?*, paper  of standing iri Scotland, are travelling  throughout.. Canada as guests of the Dominion Government. Their stay in Nelson  was short, but tbe feAAJ hours they had to  spend here Avere .absolutely wasted. Mr.  Bigelow as (we suppose) a leading J. P. and  probably in the (fortunately) very dim  future, a Mayor, of Nelson xindertook to  convoy theparty round.; And' what did  he show them ? Tlie;Ho3oitalj the-CAN^ON  aiidi(great heavens) .the/RESERVOIR!!!.  What were you' thinking of George? AVe  have one of the iiuest,.Ki!������*er. mines., in the.  world here. You should have got, an express, Avagqn and four horses and . yru  should have sent those ladies away marvelling at the riches of [the Silver. King..  Remember , that .they,'are amongst us  "takin' notes, aud faith'they'll prent 'em'."  And Jhey avj'jI say of Nelson that it has a  neat hospital, a picturesque waterfall and  a dirty mud hole called a Reservoir. AVe  cannot hear that they made- the accquan-  tance of a single representative man in the  place. ,.  The nassengers by the incoming train  from Spokane on AVednesday last are "very  justly indignant at thenost unwarrantable  delay that; took place.orjStlie journey. The  train left Spokane as usual at 7 a. m. and  should have arrived here as usual at, about  -10-p.--m.,-which-is-in-itself���������a���������most���������uncon���������  scionsable time to Avaste over a journey of  178 miles. But on AA'ednesday last there  Avas an extra delay of three hours at North-  port and four hours at "Vaneta,. the train  reaching Nelson at 4.30 a'm; oh Thursday.  There happened to be several ladies aud  children on the train . to whom this protracted journey must haze beeu a veritable  hardship. Except at Northport there is  no place where provisions can be obtained.  The' delay is., attributed to the Customs  House and it is more than hinted that it  was caused by Dominion,Gustoms otlicials.  If it avus not Ave shall be glad to hear so  aud will take care that the much maligned  indiA'iduals have justice, doue to them.  But Ave hope to ascertain whose fault it  Avas, because we might then be of some  use in attempting to remedy a very serious  public nuisance.  Avill be reserved. The claim is situated  in rectum 2, Esquimau, district, on the  north side of the harbor, on the Avater  front. Samples of the mineral were, it  is said, assayed by Mr. H. Pellew Harvey  of Golden, on the 0th inst., giving the  result that it averages to the ton in silver, jj*950,09; in gold, $-1 70;'and in copper  $68 75, or in other words its. estimated  value per ton is $1,02351. In some places  the Ledge runs fully six feet deep, but  where the samples inspected were taken  is simply the outward coating of the  rock chipped off with an ordinary hammer.���������Colonist.  of which $51,000 was   covered   by   in-  i1!*;���������0-   Thc *J,lilclinKs were valued at  CANADIAN   NEWS.  The ueAv Canadian cruiser "Aberdeen"  will sail from Paisley, Scotland, early this  month.  The cricket match betAveen Toronto  and Philadelphia ended iii a draw in  favour of the former- by 73 runs.  Mr. D. G. Stephenson, Warden of  York County, Ontario, is missing. His  accounts are said to be $50,000 short.  Major Draper, ex-chief of the Toronto  police, died last week. He Avas one of  the finest cricketers and rifle shots in  Canada.  Assistant Comptroller Ferte, charged  with embezzling $7,000 of Winnipeg city  funds, was committed to the provincial  jail to aAvait trial at the fall assizes. He  failed to secure bail.  A neAv ballot paper has been invented  at OttaAva by ex-mayor Durocher. The  place"for making the cross is indicated  by a white disc on a black ground, and it  is claimed that this Avill obviate the  spoiling of ballots. The papers have  been used Avif h great success at the civic  elections in Ottawa and it is said that  they will be used at the next Dominion  elections.  In the Dominion House of Commons  on the 18th July on the House going into committee on the Dominion note  issue, Mr. J. A. Mara made a protest  against the issue of small notes and in  '.favor of the establishment of a mint for  the production of silver'coibs. After  some discussion in Avhich Mr....Mora's  suggestion found few supporters,; the  bill Avas reported. British Columbia is  a long way from Ottawa and if.we have,  to'wait for favours .till, they come from  there we shall all-want a new lock stock  and barrel-before1 they arrive.  A cable to the Montreal Star from  London says that���������Hope is expressed  that the Canudhin Ministers .will see  their way clear to join the Australian  and oLher delegates to an intercolonial  conferance and accept the invitation to  visit Liverpool, extended them by the  Lord Mayor. lb is believed that the  Lord Mayor of London will also be glad  to extend'the hospitality of the Mansion  House to the delegates." It is felt-that it  most desirable that  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  The trial of Debs has been adjourned  until September.-  The strike at Sacramento has been  declared oil' unconditionally.  It is leaved (hat (he member's of the  Welhnau Artie exploring party have all  perished. ������  Mr. Gladstones eyes are again affected  and it is feared that another' operation  will be necessary.  The treasurer of the Switchmans  Union in the United States has bolted Avith-  $32,000.    The Un ion is therefore disolved. -  There has been a   terrible earthquake  at Constantinople by Avhicli  more -than*  1000 people have lost their lives..  The State of Idaho is offering a reward of $5000 for information leading to  the conviction of the murderers of Kuee-  bone at Cceut' d'Alene.  It is assorted that large purchases of  gold are being made in Denver by men  Avho expect to see a premium on the yellow  metal before '95.  Cholera is spreading in Turkejr. It is  reported also that a woman has died at  Carthage, III., of a disease .'which the  doctors pronounce to be genuine Asiatic  cholera, but the report is incredible.  The Tacoma Smelter which had to  close down during the strike is now under AA*ay again. It will take two or three  days to get the fires under way, and.,  between fifty and sixty men will be employed. One stack consuming fifty tons  of ore daily, and tAvo roasters will be put  into service. Manager Rust, of.,the1  Avorks, says there is now plenty of ore in;  sight.  A terrible accident, resulting . in the  death.of seven men, occured rccentls* at  Portsmouth. A Trinity House boat������  having a creAv of seven trained wreckers  on board, aaws engaged in blowing up the .  yvreck of the yacht Azatia, in the Solent,  as the wreck was dangerous to miA'i--  gation. In some manner, which will  never;be known, a dynamite, cartridge'/  exploded'-killed .the'seVeh hum and shattered the boat.    ,  among  whom  A.party of nine people  were three ladies .have recently made  ihe ascent ot Mount Rainier���������Tacoma.  lho mountain is a volcano and at the  summit are- two craters from which  steam issues. The.party spent the night  in one Ait I hese, making the descent on,  the following;  day.   -Barometrical  read-  V-g-������^.M'������ **lT'*? which &Wii iX height- of  lo.oOO teef. .It is proposed to set tie the  disputecl name of this mountain by call-  6 it Mount Lincoln.  Mr. Preston, the director of the  U.  is most desirable that a national demonstration should   be   made  in   the   citv i. ,^1-'' ,ri'ef.lou' .*-'������' db-ector of the U.  S.  while   the objects of the  Ottawa con-1 ?"-������ by d"���������uon  of   the  Secretary of  ference are still fresh in the public mind, '��������� ^STtT"'?, ��������� issi-u,tl ������!'dci's  to  We  and before the   British . Parliament ad- i "���������"  ������l "M* or'lUes,  al ������������������������������ Francisco and.           -^L-pN ^Av-Orleans-(o-begrn-lLfrohiyen:he_coTrr-"  ���������igeot silver   dollars,   and   during   the  present month to coin up  to  tlie  ary capacities' of the  mints.-  So  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Sidney Lobb, accused at Nanaimo of  the murder of his wife, has been admitted to bail by the Magistrate in the sum  of $5000. This is a most unusual proceeding. .  H. P. Bell, C. E. and a small party of  men have left, says the Colonist, on.the  steamer Daisv for Duncan's Bay for- the  purpose of beginning construction on  the line of British Pacific railway. This  Avork must be started ou or before the  1st of August next, and theparty* will  be hard at work on that date. Pending  the conclusion of the negotiations- uoav  in progress in London, the number of  workmen seiit -will not be increased. It  is believed a satisfactoiy arrangement  will shortly be completed with European  capital to furnish funds . under certain  conditions for the building of the -Avhole  line. This accomplished, active Avork  will be continued ou-a mere extensive  scale.  .  A revival of   the   interest excited  by  the finding of good- mineral   at  Es'qui-  malt last year has beui  Irought  about  j through the recovery   on the 13th   in  i slant of the record,   s-'iowiug  to whom  [exactly the hidden   treasure    belongs.  stock company i* ur \v b.-iner formed to  jo'urns.  Hon. Mr. Daly, is reported by the  Empire" to have said that the sale of the  portion of the Thousand., islands in the  St. Lawrence, which, had been decided  on by order in council, Avas progressing  well. There are.about 600 or 700 Islands  betAVeen Gananoque and Brock ville, and  so far over 300 have been sold for about  $40,000. All these islands were appraised and none haA'e been sold below the  reserve price, while many have brought  handsome premiums. When the sale  was determined-on a' pamphlet which  was prepared by Mi*. McGirr, private  secretary to the Superintendent-General,  of Indian affairs, and very freely distributed, and the result has been very  satisfactory. Contrary to reports which  have been circulated from time to time,  the islands have not been "gobbled" up  by Yankee speculators, but the majority  of them.have been sold to Canadians in  Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton  and other cities, while quite a number  have been taken by residents along the , ,.:������������������.:,,��������� (l,��������� . *  St: Lawrence front. A few' islands were. ��������� \!.e.^!??;LK ,r :IC?.  sold to Americans in NeAv York, Boston,'  Chicago and other, cities,, but not so  many as has been-repre'sented.-  ordin-  -  ,   ������, .: -7- nfo.    uu   far as  can oc- learned, it is not the purpose of  the Government to extend the- coinage  ol the seigniorage beyond a few millions,  but it is stated that after coining what  gold may be; neccessary and recoining  the abraded Iractronal silver, each of the  three mints probably a������ ill be worked at  heir normal capacity on silver dollars,  tor the next several months at least, and  presumably to (he end of the present  calendar year Weather treasurv notes  will be retired as fast as received"for- silver, so tar as known, luus not been determined.  Immense  interest is  being  taken   in  In*  match   1 h.-u   ,8  to  be sailed to-day ,  between   the   Prince   of  AVales,   vacl/f-  ' igilant.  "Britannia"and Mr* Gould's "V  The   match   is   for $500 a  sideT   " The  il.r.,icea,ultheDlike  of  York  will  sail  i in the Britannia and Her Maiesty  her-  jseit has   announced    her   intention   of  vieAving-Lho  race.     Those  who at-  acquainted with -The Cowes Week"-'mav  imagine, what  the Solent  will.be like  The furniture warehouse of Labbe & ! tne a'cTng^fa* SE��������� SlT '^"V  Co at Montreal was burnt tothegumnd j Britannia^ two f V ! il" "f 'on%he :  last .week.. The scene.when the southern :24th Julv the ViJ1ntSS'-J Pi  exlensionrf the factory fell was in-1 Britannia for the Rov-x^C ,-L v * W  tensely exciting. The upper story was : Club Cup valued afclwi'iinSi \V}���������M  frame, covered with iron shingles, and I by 4 minutes 32 secontS B^ 1 Tng  against it.Avere,placed two ladders with ! next dav the Britannia   *'iied  nf  nearly a dozen firemen on or about  them. " An , ominous creaking gave  warning of impending catastrophe, and  the wall was seen-to swav for a moment  unsteadily. A cry of horror burst from  tho crowd on Inspector street, for if the '  wall fell outwards the fireman must  undoubtedly perish  this better l'  selves,  for   thev put    ..-.uU.11  iiver the  course alone,.for the prize, the  Vigilant  having to relic the jaws of her gaff..  THE  BURNING  OF S.S. COLUMBIA.  ( /'row our oivn correspondent ).  Wane'I'a,-  Am  ���������; pertsh. No cue recognized .,,-^ ^ f1'^, A11*.'"8* "2nd���������(Special)���������The  nan did the iiremen them-: "?'b- .V"'!.-mbia jeft Northport on . Wednes-  tbey put ewry effort into ������?>��������� the 1st August at" G p.m. and finished  e Avails  inwruls.    Thev sun-  discharging-at  Waneta   ������lv.,if 'no,.    .���������",  hey suc-  i develop the claim. u;h'ch'h known as ihe  I  'Daisy."' The company y\\\ be  capita-  pre-sing  the A\-alls  inw.-u .  ceeded, and with a crash  the Avail fell  in.    A  cloud of dense i-.;ioke covered  them,  and many feared  they  had-not  eM'*ped.    A^ the. smoke roiled" away the,   ,���������      --- ������������������������,u������,u mm mane ur* round  men were seen standing on  the lower j about t.2o and at 1.80 the ship was roused  rvor still ho ling the  hoso on the build,: W the cry of fire.    Within Mx m nrtes -dl  inf, and a cheet; went up from the crowd   "jands were at work *   '"  iscliargin*- at Waneta about '9.30, and  proceeding up the. river at 10.15 ihev tied  up for the night  at the Avood'pife just  H /h7 S;ir'ai'd/1?d a11 turned  '������  f������r- the  1     ��������� io- e v,;atcbmil������ "bad made his round  iO'.V  hired  Several fireman weie  The btock was valued  badly   m-  at $75,000  fife made verv  ran:  id  on the hose,  but the  ( Cont in un  headwa  /"Is"1' 1  and everv-  . 01  ) ic-r.���������nt������,������ <������ i...r- jauia.mil.  the miner, nelson b.'c, Saturday,, august 4. 1894.  i-ir^M'iy������xi*wy'^iii1M^^J^^J^-kvuaH-*t������*i  WUMIULIIII llll ���������  THE  COMING  METAL.  A Avindow on Market street, in this  city, has a constant, crowd of people in  front of it. It is full of articles of domestic use made of aluminium. Cups,  kettles, pans, dishes, trays, spoons, and  a hundred oilier articles are exhibited  made of the bright, light metal.  For years, ever since 1S27, men have  known that there Avas such a metal as  aluminium. A scientist named Wohler,  who experimented upon earths Avith  electricity, discovered several metals  unknown previously. Among them was  calcium, which costs $300 an ounce, on  account of the difficulty of separating  it, although every human skeleton contains about $1,800 Avorth of it. But of  all these metals aluminium is (he white  queen. It has a number of Avonderful  qualities which make it very valuable,  and nature, when her time is ripe, evi  dently intends that it shall be the most  useful agent known, as she has created  it more abundantly than any other  metal. If forms almost half the. substance of the surface of the earth. Every  clay bank is full of it, and all rocks are  beds of it.  Thus far it has been possible to take  aluminium out of only two substances���������  ���������'cryolite," a mineral found in Greenland,  and '-bauxite," another mineral lately  discovered in Georgia and Alabama. In  1883 there Avere 33 pounds of "aluminium  produced in the United States; in 1892  we used 260.000 pounds, and ten years  hence Ave shall doubtless use morethan  as many millions. AVhen the aluminium  cap Avas put on the "Washington monument, in 1885, the metal cost $8 a pound;  now it can be bought for  t>7 cents  a  fround. . One of its peculiarities is its  ightness. A solid block of it, one foot  square, only Aveighs a pound. It does  not tarnish, and acids have no effect  upon it. This makes it very valuaole  for surgical instruments and for the  wires which are used in sewing up  wounds. The racing men are putting  aluminium shoes upon all racehorse.'-.  Not only are they very light, but they  preserve the feet of the horse. The  rowers, Avho are always looking for new  boats, have had racing shells built of  the new metal. They can ��������� be made of  single sheets one-nineteenth of an inch  thick.  Sheets.of it are also used for roofing  houses. It does not have to be painted  like tin, as rust and dampness will have  no effect upon it. For this reason it is  very valuable in cooking utensils, and  furthermore, added to its extreme lightness, it has a great capacity for holding  heat, and is also unbreakable. The  armies of Europe have begun to see that  aluminium will be very valuable for use  in war. Even noAV they are using it  wherever a metal may be used  about the uniforms. Itis as strong as  iron and as light as chalk.  Aluminium has qualities Avhich go beyond imagination. By mixing it Avith  gold a beautiful ruby-tinted metal is  produced, Avhich can be used in decoration. Violins and guitars are being  made of it, as it has wonderful tone  vibrations. The. ornamental work on  the Transportation building at the  World's Fair was on a foundation of  aluminium foil. The Diana on the  Madison Square Garden Tower, in New  York, is made of it. But the greatest  levolutibn it is destined to bring about  will take place in the air. At last a  "STi'bstanc'e-'ha's-"- beem~discovered- Avhich  seems to make a flying machine a possibility.��������� Mining and Saientific Press.  NELSON  LOTS  A new Raihvay  under Construction.  [m  B  uy before, the Market rises in the Raihvay  Centre and Seat of Governmenf of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, "band CommissionerC & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  THREE FORKS  ���������HI  i&a  THE TERMINUS OF THE NAKUSP AND SLOCAN RAILWAY  THE   SUPPLY  POINT AND   CENTRE   OF  THE   SLOCAN,  ___ i  WITHIN   EASY   DISTANCE   OF  ALL  THE   MINES.    SITU  ATED AT THE FORKS OF CARPENTER CREEK..  FOR PRICES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO  CHARLES J. LOEWEN, REAL fSTATE AND MINE BROKER,  605 HASTINGS'STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C  J|oi)a) Agricultural  ami  Industrial Society  OF "BRITISH COLUMBIA.  THE DOMINION ELECTIONS.  By an   Act   passed by ' the . Dominion Parliament  arrangements for the  next Dominion election may be said to  have commenced.   The revision  of the  voters lists is to commence on  September 1st next and to he completed  by the  last day   of February.      The   revising  barrister willhave his hands full to get  his job done in that time-in this district  which -extends   from   Agassi/,   to   the  Rocky Mountains and from' the boundary of the United Suites to the northern limits of the province..   During three  months of that time  most of the constituency is snow bound.    The members  of the 1-fouse of Commons are elected by  constituencies with a  uniform franchise  for the' whole Dominion  except  in the  North-West   Territories,   where    every  male resident for* 12 months, 21 years of.  age, and not an alien "or an  Indian, is  entitled  to'vote.     In  the  rest   of the  Dominion a vote is given to every male  subject of the full ;rge of 21 years being  the OAVner, tenant,  or occupier of real  propertv of the. actual, value in cities of  $300, in "towns'of $200, and elseAvhere of  $150; or of the yearly value wherever  situate of not less.than  $2 per month,  $6 per quarter,  $12 half yearly,  or $20  per annum; or is resident in any elec-  toral district with an income from earnings or  investments of   not  less than  $300   per annum;   or   is   the   son  pf a  farmer   or   any   other   OAvner   of   real  .property which is of sufficient value to  qualify both   father   and son; or is   a  fisherman and owner of real property  which   Avith   boats,    nets   and   fishing  tackle, amounts to $150 actual value.  THE ANNUAL FALL SHOW  will be held at the Fair Grounds, New  Westminster. B. C. on Tuesday, Wednes-  day and Thursday, 9th, 10th and 11th October, 1891 Entries close Monday tlie  2nd October. Judging commences promptly at 2 p. m., Tuesday the 9th.  For Premium Lists and full information,  apply to  A. B. MACKENZIE, Secretary.  New Westminster, B. G.  P. O. Box 218.  (7)  CHOICE APPLES-  o  AND OTHER FRUITS FOR SALE  IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT   C������   *  THOS. G-. EARL-  LYTTON,  B. C.  <������  THREE  LOTS NOW  FORKS  FOR SALE!  PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY  $100 TO $1000  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  50 1'cr Cent Jtcuatc to Jtiiildcrs.  E.C.CARPENTER;RESIDENT AGENT  TH-R-EE   FORKS. . .  "WEST KOOTI'XAY IIISTKM'T.  ALLPLACICR CLAIMS in this District legally  held may he lairl over from the loth clay of  October, 18!).'', unlil'thc 31-st clay of July, 1894.  .   W. J, GOEPEL,  o     G old Commissioner  Nelson, 10th October, 1893.  Sheppard R'y.  1 Baitt Sptafi, Fasii;  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Wednesday and Saturday at 7 a. in.,  returning the same day, and making close  connection by S.S. Nelson Avith all Kootenay Lake points:.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect'at Marcus with stage  on Mondays, Tuesdays, .Thursdays a:id  Fridays.  Tremaine Steam SMffi M&fc  Every report from the South  old fields, is to the effect that s<  African  gold fields is to the effect that so far as  concerning men who work for wages,  that country is a poor place for Avhite  men. Native labor is very cheap, and  many men- who have gone to South  Africa in search of work at living Avages  are reported destitute and desirous of  getting away.  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL  MINING  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED - - - - -  (IliKliest Award at Worlil's-Fair Chicago.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospectiug Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per dien:. .The entire plant consists of Boiler, Steam Pump and  Copper Tables. 'Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections Avhich can be taken  apart and easily transported by pack animals. These Mills can he erected and placed  in runnin" order at from 82.000 to ������2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M.  S. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  NELSON,  B.   C  Among all the mining macLmes and appliances, shown at _the T7orld's Columbian  Exposition there Avas no thin ;j which excited, more interest an-" favorc.ble comment than  the Teemaise Steam Stamp Mniij in the Mining Building. 1 was p. positive novelty  to the great majority of mini::^ men. It commanded attention by /eason of its simplicity and evident" practibility. Experienced mining engi:/ers were astonished to  learn that imch a machine had been in successful operation fc over two years in the  extreme north-western part ci the United States. (93  TAX   NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby  -^       the' Statutes,  given, in accordance with  that. Provincial Revenue  'lax, and all taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act," are now due for the year 1S94. All of the  above named taxes collectable within.the "Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District arc pay  able at "my office, Kaslo, B. C. .  ,  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1894:���������Provin  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, 1991:���������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.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan,   nd 1891.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Koute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenav  Points '  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TKAI.Vg    TO   AXI������   FKOTI   XI'ISOX    IM1L1.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday  nnd Saturday I'vcnlng,  "With Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Facific Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  T11aouo.11 Tickets Issued,  BAGGAO.E CHECKED TO DESTINATION,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment. Unsurpassed, combining ftU.btal  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious' Day UOMh-  cs, Tourist   Sleeping   Cars   and   Erce Ci)i  Sleeping Cars.  For information  to nearest agent.  ColOBltt  as torat.es, time,etc, \$plf  J. II Olll/rox, Agent, Nelson,  Or to <;*:<������. McL. ltlM������v\,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  GOLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  CO.  (limited) ,,  TIME TABLE NO. 4.  In I'll'cct Thursday, .Inly I2lh, 1S04.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE,   STEAMER COLUMBIA.  Connecting with Canadian Pacilic Railway (Main  Line) for points Hast and A\Test.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and .Fridays at  3 a.m.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  8 p. m,    Noin'iU'OitT Route, Steamer Columbia.  Connecting   at Northport   for   points   on   the  Spokane Falls and Northern Railway.  Leaves  Itobson Wednesdays, and Saturdays at  ���������J a. 111.  LeaA-cs Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at   1 p. m.  Kaslo Route, Steamer Nelson.  Leaves Nelson: Tuesdays, at 3 p. in.; Wed nes  ncsdays, ato.4op, m.; Fridays, at 3 p. in.; Satur-  davo, at .'.40 p. in. Connecting on Saturdays and  Wednesdays with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry.  for Kaslo and Lake points.  Loaves Kaslo for Nelson, connecting with  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry. for Spokane and  points south Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30  a. 111. -  Bonner's Ferry Route, Steamer Nelson.  Connecting Avith Great Northern Railway  for  points East and- West.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's   Ferry via Kaslo:  Saturdays at o.lO'p. m., Wednesdays at 5.10  p. in. ' .  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry direct: Mondays  at (la. m., Thursdays, at l>. a. 111.  Lcaves'Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo via Nelson at  2 a. 111. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Thc Company reserves the right to change this  ' schedule at, any time without notice.  For full   information  as to tickets," rates etc.  apply al, thc Company's ollices, Nelson, B. C.  T.Allan, J, W. Tuour,  Secretary. Manager  &���������  #  SEATTLE    AND   ALL  PACIFIC   COAST  0  POINTS.  ST.  PAUL,  CHICAGO  AND -  POINTS BEYOND.  Modern Equipment.   KockOlallast Itoadued.  Attractive tours via IMiIuth and the.Great  Lakes in connection -with exclusively  passenger boats of Xortuern S.S. ���������0.  Direct Connection via Kelson A   Fort  Shep������  pard Kailway, at Spokane ; and via  ���������. ������t K. S. X. ���������. at'lloiincr's  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address :  C. U.Hixon, C A. P. 1������. P. C������gcy, Agent  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry, I  F. I. Whitney,  G. P. A T. A., St. Paul, Mln THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. AUGUST 4,  [894.  &  ei\  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United Slates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of $3 per column inch, per  mouth.  TRANSIENT A D VER TISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line  first insertion, and 10 cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for shorter periods than three months  are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA TIONS to 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 & publishingCo.  nelson,  b.c.  of the day, writes to a friend in America:  " In the United States, as here and  elseAvhere, the movement tOAvards dissolution of existing social forms and reorganization on a socialistic basis, I  believe to be irresistible. We have bad  times before us, and you have still more  dreadful times before you���������civil Avar,  immense bloodshed and eventually military despotism of the severest type."  HOW   WILL   IT  END?  The labor troubles in the United States  are not to be considered at an end because the recent strike collapsed so  completely. A contemporary points  out very justly that matters will not be  bettered until the cause of the trouble is  ^discovered and removed. Unfortunately  Ave are afraid that the cause, or rather  causes, which lead to strikes are so  complicated that it seems a hopeless  task to attempt to eradicate them. Tbe  matter rests entirely on the amount  of wages paid by employers of capital.  In every industrial enterprise -wages are  one of the largest items, and in the cases  of firms employing thousands of hands-,  a very fonv cents per head per Aveek may  make all the difference between profit  and loss to the employer. Mr. Pullman  has lately declared that he has for some  time been running his works at.a loss,  and that he was willing to do this in  order to keep his men together. It may  have suited Mr. Pullman to do this, but  we do not0intend to talk about his  motives here. The fact remains that  industrial enterprises are star-ted and  run Avith the object of making money,  In nearly all there are two branches of  expenditure, raw material and labor.  When either becomes so high that the  product becomes more valuable than  the price it fetches in the market the  enterprise is Avorkiiig at a loss, and the  logical course is to shut doAvn. Another  way of putting the same idea is that it  is evident that when an industry is  being Avorked against keen competition  SURE   TO   WIN.  It appears as if fate had determined  that the year 1894 should be remembered  throughout the Kootenay Country as a  year of disaster.     Fire and flood and  tempest have  done 'what they can to  injure a young and struggling community.   Three Forks, the youngest of all  our    youthful   cities,    has   now   been  absolutely wiped off the face of the ear th.  In the Avoids of an eye Avitness,   "the  next   morning   there   Avas   absolutely  nothing to shoAV that  man   had  ever  placed one   log  upon another   in   the  toAvnship."   The same authority tells us  that before the ashes of the little hamlet  were cold men were on their Avay from  NeAv Denver Avith tools and nails, and  others had already begun to heAV out  logs to rebuild the town.   We venture  to say that in a month's time there will  be a brand new little toAvn all spick and  span, and its light hearted and plucky  inhabitants    will   have   forgotten    all  about   their losses   in   the pleasure of  their neAv homes. It is better for a town  to be destroyed in its infancy than Avhen  age has added to its   wealth.   In the  view of all these disasters following so  quickly on each others heels Ave tremble  to think what is coming next.   But fires  and floods cannot go on for ever and  silver can hardly go any loAver.   Let us  hope that Ave have  "touched bottom."  The flood of this summer has taught  us where to build to aA'oid it in the  future, the fires must have burnt oif a  protective/one round Kaslo and Three  Forks and the hoards of precious metals  are still stored up iu the hills. It takes  more than tires and floods to crush our  energies. It is said that the reports of  disasters such as those from which Kaslo  and Three Forks and the Avhole of the  Kootenay basin has suffered tend to  deter people from coming to this country. We can only say that Ave do not  Avant the kind of people who have not  the grit to put up with a misfortune or  two. We want men Avho will bring  energy and pluck Avith them and Avho  are determined to Avin prosperity in  spite of everything. Fortunately there  are plenty of such men, and if is necessary to seek Avhence they come, ask  India, Canada, Australasia, the Cape;  ask Waterloo, the Crimea and the  Soudan.  boundary on Victoria Bay Russia has her  sole Pacific Port of Vladivostock, which  now as the terminus of the great Siberian  Railway, is of double importance. But  for many mouths in the Avinier Vladivostock might as A^ell be thousands of miles  inland. Her harbour is blocked with ice.  The Pacific theu is as inaccessible to  Russia as the Blnck Sea, But further  South on the Peninsula of Corea are tAvo  flue harbours Gen San aud Tow San, which  being perhaps 500 miles further South are  open to navigation all tlie year round  Russia would give a good deal to possess  one of these and if she can see her Avay to  do so she will not be slow in offering  her aid to China, such aid of course to be  paid for (afterwards) by the right to use  the coveted harbour. England could not  look on such an acquisition with indifference, but Avhether her indignation will  generate steam up to the lighting point is another matter. The country both Conservative as Avell as Liberal has every confidence  in Lord Rosebery as Foreign Minster and  we may be sure that in his hands the  matter will be most ably dealt with. Lord  Rosebery will not fight if he can help it,  but he has already shoAA'n that lie will stand  no trifling.   The matter is Avorth watching  JOHN BARNSLEY&CO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  GUNSMITHS M MACHINISTS  Importer* of all kinds or iX.I ISH AXD AMEKH'AY HK1, AKMS A NO  A.n.TIHMIiO.V. KASK UAIX ������'OOI������S, FISIIIX������ T.U'KLB. KOI������S, KIFIA'3,  Kl VOI VI ItS. TIIVKIJS   WI-ASSES, COMPASS US, M.MWKTS, KTC   OEDERS   BY   "M-A-IXj   PEOMPTLT   ATTENDED  TO.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  BALDERDASH.  at a bare margin of profit   a slight   rise  in   the price   of   either   labor   01   raw  materiarcoriverts that profit into a loss.  If these Avere the only causes of trouble,  the rise and fall of the markets, it would  not be difficult to adjust matters.   But  unfortunately    there ' appear to be at  present more hands than there is work,  and   there   is   the   professional   labor  agitator.   A labor agitator is a Avolf in  sheep's clothing.    He pretends to bo a  workman  but he   does   no Avork.     He  talks about equality,  but  takes  care to  get very high Avages for doing practically  A- nothing, and he  knows that  he  Avould  lose his job at once if the great question  betAveen    capital   and   labor   could    be  settled.     This   question   never   can  bo  -settled  Avhile   the  labor agitator lasts.  And how can you get rid of him-"   It  would seem like tyranny, but it would  be the best thing for workingmen   if "it-  was made a penal offence to ^organize a  strike or in any-Avay to stir up discon.  tent among workingmen.    But they are  going very near  to doing that  same in  the United States.    Mr.  Debs  is  to be  tried-for conspiracy and the result of  this trial will .be-very keenly Avatched  all over the civilized Avorld.    If every  agitator and every man who  breathes  false counsel into the ear of the discontented Avorker, only too ready to listen.to  him, could be put alongside Mr. Debs  and sent into enforced retirement for  the rest of his life,  tli'ere would be a  chance of the matter being adjusted and  wages settled on a plan-which Avould  allow a profit to the employer and a  good Jiving to his men.    But this can  ne\*er be.   On the other hand thinking  men see  nothing in the future but a  series of increasing troubles ending in  ; civil   war.     Herbert   Spencer,   the  1 greatest   thinker of the   age   and  the  highest authority on economic questions  COREA.  Recent telegrams announce that war has  actually broken out in Corea and as it is  possible that England may be involved, it  is just as Avell to folioAv the matter closely.  The incident is also interesting because it  may not only bring those ancient nations  of China and Japan to a point Avhere it can  be seen if their varnish of modern Civilisation Avill Avear off, but it may bring them  into conflict with modern European power.  Corea is a peninsula Avhich juts out from  the northern coast of China, dividing the  Yellow Sea from the Sea of Japan. Its  south-eastern extremity is only diA'ided  from the latter country by the Straits of  Corea about 100 miles wide. The inhabitants of the Peninsula cannot pass on to the  mainland of Asia without passing through  Chinese territory. The Coreans up till  lately were' the most. unknoAvn of all  peoples. While foreigners were only admitted to  under protest, they  den to land in Corea. But . for centuries  the Chinese Emperors have claimed,Sovereignty over Corea and exacted a yearly  tribute, which has always been duly paid.  There is very considerable trade between  the Peninsula'and the neighbouring islands  of Japan and there are large.-.colonies of  In another place we have referred to  the ethics of strikes and the deluding  statements of their leaders. That preposterous person Coxey* has been  making a speech Avhich is worth referring to, not because of its honesty or  ability, but because it is a :'air sample of  the claptrap Avhich unfortunately takes  in too many. Instead of being an instrument for good in tlie direction of  putting and.end to str  made by such men are  fe such  speeches  fuel to the flames  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 Miner, who will  foi-Avard them to Mr. Anderson.  and can bring nothrnr lurl disaster to  those who put their trilstin them. After  referring to his port'cclly impracticable  scheme of road 'inakikg, le advocated  the purchase of the railioads by the  government (for AvhicH by the way there  is something to be said)-aid then he advised his hearers to marsial the unemployed of NeAv York an< Brooklyn and  march in a body to ��������� ongress and demand that his good pads plan be at  once put in operation, le advised those  who Averein Avant to bre;k the law so they  might be put in jail.' Ez said at present  the jail at . Washingtui Avas full but  that ohe government;would employ  them building a jail 6 keep them in.  It is hard to believe thaS any men can  be found of so little ntelligence that  they do not feel themsdves insulted at  having such balderdash as this thrown  at them. But there was Avorse to come.  After an address by a >erson called the  Rev'd Edward McGinn, note th������  Revc?:eud, jiinimsterjwhrse-. mission- is_to.  promote "peace and good will. toAvard  men," the following resolution Avas  carried:   c  "That-thc sole remedy'for the present  inequality of conditions that causes so  much suffering and'wart, is for the industrial masses to seize the government  and administer it in the sole interest of  those who produce all the wealth.  Resolved, that to this end Ave call on  every workman and every Avorking class  sympathizer to come out on'the first  Tuesday after the first Monday of November next and strike at the ballot box  on the programme laid down by the  People's party." "  FREE  DRILLS.  We take no little pride iu extracting the  folloAviug from.the columns of The Mining  foiimal, the leading periodical of the profession in London: J" We are glad to see  , ~. . ., T  .      j that The Miner" (here  follows   a   very  certain ports of China and Japan     , , ,.        '.      ��������� . .     . ...     ;  ��������� l    - .    ,  , ,   ,   ,.,, pleasant compliment to ourselves) "is ad-  itesfc, they Avere absolutely forbid-1        ..      ., . .        .     ���������.,.     , .,,   .  '      J I vocatmg the provision 01 public drills by  j the government. We have^always advo5  cated government aid towards the advancement pf the mining industry in Avhatever  country.and in whatever manner. Not the  least effective Avay is the purchase .and  letting out for a reasonable sum of diamond  ! drills.   Thiswise policy has been carried  Japanese traders   in   the various Corean  towns.   Recently internal riots have   oc-  cured   detrimental   to the   interests and  dangerous to the persons of   the Japanese j  settlers. ' The Corean government is too !  weak or two lazy   to subdue the   not and j  Japan insisting on   restoration   pf order  out in many countries to. excellent purpose, and the' Government of British  Columbia would do veil to follow the example. No loss co-tld possibly be the  result of such - a policy; indeed, . gain  j alone could be expected with certainty."  I The article then quotes our remarks of a  has landed troops to aid in doing so, and j few weekg on udg ,llbject at leQgth  to protect her rights and the lives of   her j and conclud      ���������w, shrJ1 expect to see a  _   * I   * _ fK 1 _ J?        l.nn      4? n -M     l/\ ������-* n V-\ /"\ l-������ ������^ 1 A n 1   n ���������-���������        I  citizens.   China has for long been jealous !  j move made in this direction before long.  The sitting of the Courts of Assize,  Nisi Prius, and Oyer and'Termiimr, advertised to be held at Nelson on Tuesday,  19th June, 1894, is hereby postponed  until further notice.  T. H. G1FF.IN,  Registrar.  Nelson, 15th June. 180-!,  M# S.DAVY,  .    MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices "Victoria Street.  uimsc.  X>    C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AXD MINING ENGINEER  o  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores giA'en. Ores  bought and sold..  Box 40,Vancouver. B. C.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IXSIJIMXCK and ��������� . .  COMMISSION AGENT.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B. C.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITAL (all l������ald up), *1'',000,������00  JtKST,       ....      6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DEUMMOND .Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  NELSON. B. C.  "1IK|������ICH.  "CI    C. ARTHUR, A.MI, M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  COKONEK FOR WEST KOOTENAY,  Office OArer Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada"  Buy  .and.  Transfers.  sell    Sterling   Exchange   and   Cable  Grant conimcrical and traveller's credits, av il  able in any part of the world;  D.  LaBAU,   m. d.,  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms !i3 and 4,  Houston Block,  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3' per cent.   n   BANK OF  Nelson, B.C.  _(Incorp,prntccl,.by_Royal C!:r.rtcr,-j862.)-  Telephonc 42.  LQEWENBERG & CO,  ���������SUCCKSSOIJS'TO���������  C'.iriTAMpiiid lip), gtiOO.OOO    .     $t>,9������0,000  (AV'itli power to   ncrense.)  KKSKKVK FllSn, ������'���������>������0,0tt������      .    .        l,36r>,333  ���������DsT-ELSO-rsr   BRANOH.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  J. A. T. CATON & CO.  VICTORIA, B. C. v  Importers ami AVholvsnlc Scaler* in  i-p  'Canada-  *B"R^.*rsrc*Ea:-EJS =  Victoria,  Vancouver,  New West 111 in  1 aco-  CLOCKS,      MATCHES.    .lE.WI'LKY,  ciitm'kv, rii'Ks. voitic<;omsts  si;m>uh:s. i'.incv liooiss, .;orvs  rrirvi.SHix������;K=r========^--:===:  IMPERIAL  (i)  GERMAN   CONSULATE.  I titer, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  I United Status���������San Francisco, Portland,  I. ma, and Sunt tie.   -_.".- -    .  HEAD OFFICIO: GO Lombard street". LONDON,  England. ���������     '  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank   of  Commerce  and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-.  . .cues; Molson's Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UN1TKI) STATES���������Agents "Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New Yurie;  CHARLES SANSOM  CUSTOMS BROKER  GENERAL AGENT.  Hank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.     '  Traders'National Bank, Spokane,  SAVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������   ������  Deposits received at $1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3J per cent,  per annum.  GRANGEV. HOLT,   ,  Agent;  Xelson; .July IT, 1803.  P. O. BOX 24.  ELSON,  B. C.  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  -FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE.  na  of Japan's growing interests in her dependency and is now virtuously indignant at j . ������������������ ���������-   her armed interference in   her affairs.   So j    TheS. S. Lytton bas iakei the Cohrm-  far the two countries might be left to fight I Tjja'g piace on the line from Revelstoke to |  it out. But a few miles north of the Chinese I "Waneta.  A. Sitting of the County Court of Koote-  will be liolden at the Court House,  kelson, on Saturday the eighteenth day of  August, 1894.  T. H. Giffin,  Registrar.  -" 'son, 18th July, 1894."        ' '   (5)  "N  li?  "ttlM-RAI. ACT,, ISttO.  "OTICE is hereby given that Fkank C.  Lorinc; has filed the necessary papers and  ! made application for a'Crown Grant in favor of  the Mineral Claim .'* Josie." situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of AVest Kootenay.  i; Adverse claims, if any. must be lllcd with the  : undersigned within t������ days from the date of this  : publication.  *������". J. GOEPEL.  I Government Agent.  I Dated Nelson B. C,  10th July, 1S9L i THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4,  1894.  RiUXnMGUUEbtA.'a'.jM  ( Continued from page 4.)  thing was as dry as tiuder and all had to  run for their lives, many of them without  shoes and  only half dressed.    The   first  appearance of the fire  wan from the last  cabin on the starboard side, on the engine  floor, occupied by  deck hands.   The wind  blew from "the south and  the flames tore  ajong till the whole ship Avas a mass of fire  from stem to stern.   Within 10 minutes of  the breaking out of the fire she burnt to  the waters edge, and when they abandoned  her this morning the engine  and  boiler  were still    standing on  the iron  frames.  The cargo consisted of one carload of- hay  and one   carload of mixed   produce   for  Nakusp.  ,  There    Avere    six    uassengors  aboard and one lady,  Mrs.  Perry  Lvon,  who escaped with her clothes in  her arms.  All the officers  and  crew  have  lost their  entire outfits and Mr. Jones, the Customs  Officer, had to escape in his pyjamas and a  rough suit, he. loses his watch aud  all his  Customs papers.   Nothing like a panic occurred.   All Avere ready to do their duty  and if there had  been  n. ghost of a sho-lithe ship would have been saved.   No suggestion has been, made as to  the cause oi'  the outbreak  and there are few  facts to  record as the catastrophe was short, sharp  and decisive.  But this Avas too much, andhastely pinning  together the rags which lonely men call  clothes in this country Ave consigned them  to the care of our heathen politician only  asking him, after washing1 them, to be careful to pin the same pieces together again.  It is annoying to get a "shirt with two  different arms pinned on to it and a collar  four sizes too large for us.  S-A-LZEj  COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  The burning of this fine steamer is another blow to the district and her loss Avill  be very severely felt. Everyone avIio has  ever iravelled'by her speaks in high terms  of her speed, accommodation and comfort.  We sincerely condole with her popular  commander in thus being" deprived of his  splendid vessel. The company too is  worthy! of popular sympathy. As caterers  for the public and practically owners of a  monopoly in transport, they are ever ready  to meet the public, wants at a reasonable  price!" .The.Columbia was only insured for  815.000 and it,will cost at '.least 850,000 to  replace her. So heavy a loss coming now  when business is anything but brisk will  be a severe misfortune.  ������ LATEST   INTELLIGENCE.  A great fire has broken out in the part  of Chicago which is occupied by lumber  yards and mills. Over .sixty-five .acres are  cleared and "the damage is estimated, .at  twe>a'nd a half millions of dollars.  Santo is now on trial in Paris for the  murder of President Carnot.  A   DIVORCE  SENSATION.  In the Court of Session,   where Lord  Kyllacliy has been hearing: evidence in  the action tor divorce, on the ground qf  infidelity brought.by.Mr.' Claude Alexander, of Ballochmyle, Ayrshire, against  his'' wife';   formerly  "Lady Diana Mont-  gomer-ie, youngest daughter of the late  Earl of Eglington," judgment was rendr.  ered   to   the   petitioner.*1   Lady  Diana  Alexander is about 24 years of age! and  .was married  to  Mr.   Claude Alexander  on December  24,   1889.   They  went to  Logan  Cumnock, their usual residence,  in Feburary,. 1891. and about the end of  that year Mr.  Alexander   began to occupy a   separate   room.    According   to  the evidence, this   was   not done upon  Lady Diana's suggestion, but   upon Mr.  Alexander's own desire.    On January  4  of this year Mr. Claude   Alexander and  his (Avifepaid a visit to the  Limes,   near  Sunderland; aiid  remained   there   until  Jauu;\ry;20;' LadyDjaua, in court, said.  that'duriiVg"this visit she "observed that  _ her husband paid a great deal pfi; atten-  "t"im"rto~a Mis's~Holderi. '""Witness" added  that .she, was nob a bit jealous of her husband, "but she'. could not   help noticing  that, he spent, more of his time   with  Miss Holden than he did with her.    On  January 5, a Mr. Harold Allison,, residing at [Jndercliffe, about :a - mile   or so  from the.Limes, visited the latter place  and Svas -introduced   to   Lady  Diana.  From that time Mr.   Allison frequently  visited the Limes and became very intimate.with Mrs. Alexander'.   On .January  10 Mr. Allison,; Lady   Diana  admitted,  kissed her in   the   billiard room.    Airs..  j Alexander then proceeds to say that Air.  Alexander told her   that   he   had   seen  Allison kiss her, that he had no objection  and he himself would.take   any girl  he  pleased to his room and he would never  say a word about it; that in pursuance  oftliis arrangement   she   had  admitted  Air. Allison,   but   that   Alexander   had  found him there and instituted the   proceedings for divorce,   based, upon that  fact.      '"''."  CHINESE POLITICS.  .."We intimated last week that our Chinese  laundrymen aud cooks would. proAre interesting folk, if the depths of their ideas  were only properly sounded. The celestial  who undertakes the cleaning of our editor-"  ia] garments,"was good enough ��������� a. day or  tAvo ago to give us his ideas on the China-,  "Japan question. According'to him China  will easily -win in the struggle, but his .reasons for"this belief open up quite a new  feature in European politics and one  hitherto unknown and undreampt ofv  Here it is in his own words: "China man  he heap savee fight, he catchee" plenty men,  hyou ship. Gerniau man, he topside man,  atlee same Chinaman. German man, help  Chinaman fight this time. Japan man uo  good.   Onetime twenty   years, ago, you  OUR  TELEGRAPH  SERVICE.  It is now tAvo months since wo have had  communication wiih the  rest, of -the  province by direct telegraph.    All messages  ai present have to  go  via  Spokane.   The  cost of a message of. ten words to Victoria  is 81.75 against 90c,  nearly  double.    "VV'e  are happy-to be  able  to "stale that this  condition  of aIIairs is  nearly at  an eud.  The  0. P. Pi. authorities  inform   us  that  communication will   bo established   next  Aveek.   A new line is-; being built between  here and Kaslo, higher than  the old one  so  ns  to  be out of the  reach ��������� of future  floods.   For this purpose new Avire had to  bo obtained and it is this  that has caused  tlie delay.    So much  Avire was wanted in  various parts of the province that Kootenay had to wait its turn to be supplied.  The line between Kaslo and New Denver  lias been destroyed aud mended again ever  so  m-iny  times   this season.    "When   the  snow aud mudslides had finished with it,  gales   and   floods   began   their   Avork   of  disaster.     As soon   as   their   wreck   was  repaired fire tried ils  hand at destruction  and Ja.st Aveek   practically   succeeded   in  wiping out' the line.   The fault doe3 not  seem to lie with the C. P. R. officials. They  have done and are doing all that can be  done lo restore communication.  But Ave also hear complaints about  delays to incoming telegrams which are  not explainable by any of the above causes.  The following letter Avhich Ave take from  the columns.ol The Province may throAV  some light on it:  "To tiik Editor: This is exactly what took  place in'the C. P. It. Telegraph oflice. I went in  and wrote a telegram to Nelson, called a clerk  (named Daniels) and asked what I had to pay.  The'clerk did not know and referred to a book  without result; to another in ' the same way.  Then he asked a person sitting at a' typewriter,  who went on typewriting and gave him no answer. After waiting cavo or threeminuteslcallcd  another young fellow, who sum? out at thc top of  his voice:   "Ask Mr. (1 cid not catch tho  name) what is to pay on a telegram to Nelson;  tell him a gentleman is waiting." the first clerk  appeared to put the question Avith the same  result as before. Thc man went on typewriting.  At last he appears to have vouchsafed the information. "Ninety cent's if thc wire is up; a dollar  fifty (I think) if not." To my very necessary enquiry as to Avhothcr the wire was up or down I  could get no answer, so after expressing my  indignation and asking for thc name of. the clerk  (Daniels) and his chief (Christie), I left the oflice.  This is a, simple statement written ten' minutes  after the events. Is this the way to run a telegraph olhce'in which prompt attention to public  demands is a first essential? .      ���������    ,  Judge ye,  Victokia. B. C, .   MINER.  25th July, 1891.  EAST  YALE   ELECTION.  Air. Vernon, Commissioner of Lands aud  "Works iii the last government', was defeated by Mr. Grahame'by 417 to 404, a  majority of 13. -  Under and by virtue of Ihe powers contained  in a certain Mortgage, which will be produced  ��������� ut the lime of sale, there will be offered for sale  hy Public Auction hy t.'liarles A. Waterman at  (lie ollice of Edward Applcwhailo, Esq., Victoria  Street, Nelson, B. (J., on Tuesday tho "111 day of  August, A. D. 1S!)|, at llie hour of eleven o'clock  in the forenoon the following property: The  East hall'of Lot liuinhcrocl J in Block numbered  2 in the Governmoni Townsite of Nelson, in  West Kootenay Disiriot, Province of British  Columbia, accorclinglo Iheolliciiil plan or survey.  Together with all buildings and improvements  theron.  The property will be sold for cash subject to a  reserve bid.  For particulars apply to  J.  H.  BOWES,  SOLICITOR,  NELSON   B. C.  Tuesday the 2'lh day of July,  A. 1). 18iU. (8)    '  of All  Work .  Classes   of  .   Specialty.  Machinery.       Sawmill   and   Marine  SOU'   .TC.tM'r.MJTtlltl'lCS   <H'   THE  3STOTXOE3-  rriAICE  NOTICE   that 1,   RUDOLPH  GOtt-  JL    ICOW, will not lie responsible I'or anv work  done upon the Placer Claims "VICTORIA" and  "PRINCE CONSOUT." situate upon thc Salmon  River, or for any debts incurred in connection  therewith  after  the date   hereof without my  written order.  Dated this 3rd day of August, A. D. 1894.  (10) RUDOLPH GOIIKOW.  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wc keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fillings, Brass^  Goods,   Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils?  and Lubricants, etc.  HCHBTDTO'ENGINES and' SINKING .PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOTTVEK, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION,  Agent "West Kootenay.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  Sich's Corner  <J^^. ;~~~^  VANCOUVER, B. C.  BuxtottJ j& Rodney  ���������AVIIOLlSATfl AND RETAIL���������  ^TOBACCONISTS?*  Agents for the pefebrated   !���������������',&���������. CQ.  (Loewe & Go.) E. IB. B., and other best  "   .        Enft-lishiBrnr Root Pipes.  A large stock d; ''OWN MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos of ail\ki!ids and all smoker's  requisites kept onhilnd..  THE OLD RELIABLE  ������  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  ���������������  INSTILL TO THE  FRONT!  J������"NO   FEAR  OF^AJVMNEl  ������  COUNTRY   ORWEKS  SBY'  POST   PJM������MPT1.Y  ATTK'IM'O 'if,,  I  m*E-E!   T*R,^.I*E3 SUPPLIED  J I  THE  WAR   IN   COREA.  The rumours from the seat of Avar are  vague, but it appears certain that fighting1  has conimeaced'roun.d Seoul in .which tbe  Japanese have bad tbe advantage, even  going ho far as to capture tlie King of  -Corea.���������An-engagement���������is-also-reported-  betAveeu a Jnpanese cruiser and a "Chinese  transport, in which the latter was sunk.  It is said that the captain and another  officer of the transport Ave re Germans.  England'has informed both belligerents  that.in case they infringe on. her interests  she Avill take, whatever steps she may deem  necessary, but otherwise will not interfere.  ; Cholera . is said,, to, have broken " out  among the troops ou both sides.  One hundred.and.eighty thousand stand  of of firms from Englaud-for China passed  recently oyer the C. P. E.  A later telegram I'rom Shanghai says the  statement that war has been declared between China and Japan is confirmed.by  dispatches from Lloyds. The statement is  now generally accepted as true. The fight  iirwlricih Japan was victorious, and where  a number of Chinese transports Avere sunk,  Avas_ fought ou Wednesday. The Chinese  loss was great.  FIRE-    INSURANCE    POLICY   ACT,  1863."  NOTICE.  Tenlers for the erection of a frame house  will be received up to 6 p. m. on Thursday,  9th Aigust, at the office of the" undersigned, Avhere plans and specifications may  be seen.  "VJ* OTICE is hereby given that His Honour, the  --^ ^-Ijieutenant-Gov������rnot'-in--Council-has-fti lather postponed the corjmeiicenicnt of "An Act  lo secure Uniform Coulilions in Policies of Fire  Insurance," from the lit day of April, 1S0I, until  thc 1st day of April, 18}5.,  jjAMES BAKER,  I   '   Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice, . ���������  29th March, 18!)i.i .       (2)  \Ve haveioni hand several tons of first-class Hams, "Bacon and Butter Also  car loads oi Flour, Sugar, Salt Fish, Canned Meats, Etc. Whilst for tho VefwiE  merit of the inner man Ave have Bass and Allsoim's Pale Ale   Schl'it/ 1W  's Bay Company,'  Hiram Walker & Son's  Distillers  AGKXTS FOK  Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.  Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort Gurry Flour Mills  ' Manitoba. "'  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 21  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S, E. corner Baker and .Josephine streets,  NELSON, IJ. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  "l:"l(i(*-     Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Eandleclon Commissi  Loans negotiated on Kelson property.    Collections m  1SS1011.  TOY SUITINGS.  "Free!  NEW TROUSERINGS.  J".  Squire,  the Nelson'Tailor,"has just  received. a lar  ge  consignment  of  .More CURES  have been effected" by my  Trusses,-with  perfect case to wearer, than by all other  <lcv iot's t'<iiiil>in������'<t. They retain largest  Rupture un:lor severest, strain. A system offlttinprhas been perl'octod tho  Inst 25 years; fully equal to personal  examination b.v kssiiI.   27 patents  i&&cSSS DEFORMITY,  134 King St.AV.'i'orouto,  Union StBafflsMi) Go.s B. C.s LIS.  HEAD OFFICE 'AND WHARF :  *V"J^*isrco;crv'*E3"R,.. b.   c.  Spring Goods  Call and .inspect die New   Patterns  e and' Styles. *        ���������  Fred, J. Squire,       Baker Street,  Nelson.  H  AVE  YOU   SEEN   THEr^-  TEMPTING   DISPLAY  OF  VANCOUVER TO XAXAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. It. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  .���������,.,. ,      , , ..     at 1:15 P.'"-" Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  llie lowest or any tender not necessarily until 11 a. m.  acceptcd.-  H. E. CROASDAILE.  AKMIT .& KASHMLL,  fining Brokers.  lifidentialh-j "Ger-, Convevancinsf,  Notaries Public  u.   They iijjlit very J ' P'  Mining Abstracts.  in an lie figlit JTreucliraaii  hard.    China help  German, ' then   be., ail I  lite, be lick Frenchman  heap bad.     Now :  German nian[ be-help   Chinaman."   This j  ^svas startling news indeed, that Germany j  owed her success over the  French   troops j Comple  in 1880 to hei) Chinese allies!   Our friend j  then proceeded -with a  tale  showing  the i  descent of the present Emperor of China j  from a German Prince 400 or 500 years ago. I  lists of existing Mii;iu������' locations  NEW DENVER.  C.  XAXAIMO TO VANCOUVEH.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at S a.m. "  Vancouver and Xortlieru Settlement!).  ��������� S.S. Comox 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 as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. . Cariro at Company's Wharf until"  9 a.m. .     " -  "TiOOaVTIIIj; Fl'lEKl'.  Leave "Moodyvillc--7, y, n:15 a. m., 2:30, i:30  p.m.  Leave Yancouvcr-s, 10:1> a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  S3- Steamer--and-cows always available for  Excursion. Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Acconunod.iioii on Co.'s Wharf.  V. j\ VQVVISU, Mnnn-jxr.  Telephone VI. . ].. 0. Box 771.  Wafeches,   Clocks" Jewellery^  aiji  S''verware,  ShoWi) ii> ike  Warerooins   oi 3  DOVER,  The  Jeweller,  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.   B. O.,

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