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The Miner Jul 28, 1894

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 The Mines  iu  Kootenay are Am  the Itichcst  in  AiiH'.r'4:a.  THE  INER  The Ores are  ���������!l-:!i.������iaijc in Gold,  Silver, ���������:>iiper,  anil Lc;mI.  Whole Number io'6.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  July 28,   [894.  Price Five Cents.  THE WEEK'S PdlNING NEWS.  PRIONS OF METALS.  SILVER.  New Yokk, 27th July.���������Silver irod Lead  remain unchanged at last, week's quotations,  02% and 3.10 respectively.  XliW dknvisit.  Several prospectors have returned  fr'orti Oftriboo Creek and all rcpoit finding colors in every pan but that nothing'  can be told as to whet hoi thc: creek can  be proiit'ably worked until bed rock is  readied, and the amount of work necessary lo find this out is variously estimated. The largo number of boulders  in the creek is tlie chief difficulty to be  contended  with.  Charles Locwen, the manager of the  Three Forks Townsite paid a, brief visit  last week  on  his  way to the coast:.  Dan McGillivray and Charles Douglas  of Vancouver arrived this morning and  they will visit; the Slocan Star and  other properties in addition to looking  over townsitcs before returning.  Hugh Mann and O'Leary have started  work' on their contract- repairing the  grade from Three Porks to New Denver-.  A large force of men were put to work  last week. The bridge gang is divided  into two sections, one going ahead of  the track layers. The other is elnployed  putting in fresh trestles in place of those  washed away by the recent floods or  damaged by tire. The track is lard less  than one "mile from the head of the  lake.  Fires are raging all over the surrounding hills. Several prospect ors have had  narrow escapes from being caught,  Angus Melnbyre and his pack train  were very nearly caught between two  fires but managed to escape by returning  without any greater loss ' than was  caused by the melting of some butter  and the singing of the animals manes  and tails.    NAKUSP.  (From The Ledge.)  Thirty inches of 'clean galena have been  Btruck on the Surprise. D" .  F. G. Fauquier, P. O., has been appointed mining recorder for the Cariboo Creek  District. . "  The force of men on the N. & S. Railway  has been increased.  sum of $M,500, after which the final note  to be held to release AV. Niven from  liability incurred bv him on a bail bond.  July 14.���������"Republic,"���������A. R. Marino  to F. Bourne, $100, .'{ interest.  Julv 10.���������"Yukon,"���������J. Harris to G.  Aylerd'and T. Mitchell, tjil.00, ������ interest.  Jnlv 17th.���������-'Mowitch,"���������J. F. Hill  and C. E. Fielding bond to G. W.  Hughes, -ii interest for $3,600, payable  $-!0() cash and $1,600 on January 1st and  Jtilv 1st, 1895.  July 20th.���������"Standard,"���������J." Lucy  transfer's to Col man Murchison, -h interest for $1.00.  NEIiSOjS*.  July 24th,���������"Paymaster,"��������� James Har-  greaves to John Mal'one, ���������} interest $1.00.  It is said that the owners of  an  advantageous  Silverton  offer for  have received  their townsite.  The Goat Canyon. Placer Mining Company, with headquarters at Nakusp,. has  been formed to work a combined claim of  1,200 feet of the Cariboo creek gold, field.  Twelve men comprise the company,, and  during the week they perfected their plans  and elected W. S. Munay president, and  G. M. Spencer secretary. They have put  six men at work preparing the ground for  washing, making sluice boxes, etc. They  have excellent surface prospects.  ..It is reported that 75 per cent, of the  stock necessary to build the Kaslo & Slocan Railway has been subscribed, by capitalists, and the company waut the mine  owners "to put up the balance.  One of Hon. Mr. Davie's statements here  on Friday was that the C. P. R. had given  him assurances that the railway would be  extended from Nakusp to the head of Arrow lake, and connect there with the R. &.  A.L.K.- "     _f   PILOT   BAY. '_      .  At Pilot Bay the Company 19 rushing  the .work on the sampling * works but  little is being done at the rest of tho  buildings. At tbe Blue Bell mine, only  assessment work is being- done. _Thc-  wages being paid at Pilot Bay are Carpenters $3.00. Bricklayers $4.00, .ordinary help $2.50.  ��������� kelson:  After four years of patient work a  valuable ledge has been struck, on John  Miles' "Paradise" claim between the  Poorman and the Royal Canadian. We  hear that the ledge, which is four feet thick,  gives high assays of free gold and is likely  to turn out very rich.  SPBOUIiES.  Tweuty tons of ore were shipped from  the Le Roi mines at Trail Creek last  Aveek via Revelstoke.  Mr. Goepel has again extended the  period during which placer claims may  be held over to 31st inst.  Diiring"*the current month 05 tons of  ore have been.shipped from the Le Roi  mine at trail creek to Tacoma, and 20  tons oil her last trip.  Last week tho S. S. Nelson took 36  tons of concentrates from the "No 1" at  Ainr-worth to Bonner's Ferry en route  to To co tn a.  During a shipment of concentrates  from Ainsworth to Tacoma via Bonner's  Ferry, t he sacks were found to be ripped  open with a knife when lying on the  bank at the Ferry. This was probably  done oirt of idle curiosity but it is an  evidence of the carelessness about other  peoples property which seems to  to distinguish a certain class of American citizens. to-day. If the Boniier's  Ferry route is to become the popular  one for shipping ore, the parties interested in it should see to the safety of  the goods whilst in their care.  re ii who attend them, are in the habit of  using the* water of a creek which flows ,  past the building. "Wc do not suppose j  that tins water is much worse than that  which is supplied generally to the town,  but better water than either should be  provided for the children's use. Wo believe that children ir:e more liable to harm  from impure watei than adults. They  drink more of it. Care should be taken  that, they have the best. If only this foul  stuff is to be had it should be carefully  boiled aud filtered before tho children  get it.  At the Police Court on Tuesday George  A. Bigelow.pleaded guilty, to a charge of  common assault committed bv him on  Dr. Arthur, and was fined $'20,00 and  costs or one month' The case arose out  of an incident which occurred on the  S.S. Nelson during her moonlight trip  last week to Pilot. Eay. Having"pleaded  guilty the defendant asked the magistrate if there would be any objection to  his bringing an action.for" slander (presumably) against the prosecutor.' What  answer Mr. Bigelow expected to receive  to such a question it is hard to understand, but he was at once told that the  Court.had nothing whatever to do with  it, which a child would have known all  along.  A rick strike of galena has been made on  the Eureka claim near aSproules by William. Moore and the two MacDonald  Brothers of 10 Mile House. After driving  a tunnel 1S5 feet they struck a ledge of  solid galena two feet thick.  MINING TRANSFERS.  ,1 >'EAV DENVER.  July 11th, 1804.���������"Last Chance,"���������W-.  A. Hendryx to E. H. Tomlinson, $10C'J,  all his interest.  July 12th.���������"Idaho" and "St. John,"���������  H. H. St. John "to N. Moore. Conditional  sale. Price $13,500 *f'6r -J interest, $933.50  cash; $2,562.50 to be paid' to P. Larsen  on July 25th, 1894, in satisfaction of  lien, $1,C30, and $2,509 Sept. 25th, 1S94,  to he.paid to .W. Niven, balance of purchase money in notes to be held by. Jay  Adams as trustee to secure W. Black in  LOCAL NEWS.  An exciting cricket match was played  last week between an-eleven of the Topographical Survey party arid the town. The  latter won by 31 runs.  In the public school building on Sunday,  July 29th, two services will be held in  connection with. the Methodist, cause in  Nelson. Morning at 11 o'clock. Evening  at 7.30 o'clock. Subject for evening  discourse, "A Mighty Triumph of Engineering Skill."  Part ot the'-' Topographical Survey  parly under Mr. Macgrcgor left for the  Slocan Ridge, the scene "of their operations, on .Wednesday afternoon. They  went as far as the head of the rapids by  boat and then on by flat car. Mr.  Drevviy and the rest of the party left j  for Bui four on Thursday in the new I  bateau which has been built for their  use by Banbury.  G. A. Keefer came down from the  Reclamation works on the Kootenay  River- on Tuesday and left, for the coast  by the train on Wednesday. Mr. Goepel ,-the Gold-Cornnlissioner,���������and-'-W���������Nr  Rolfe also started for a trip to Victoria,  Mr. Goepel going down in charge of the  ballot boxes which will be.deposited in  "the custody of the Supreme Court.  Messrs Rolfe and Goepel expect to be  back in about ten.days ������  The familiar sound of the "C. P. R.  whistle was heard again.,.ou, Wednesday  evening, having been silent since, the end  of May. The tram got up as far as the  still water in one.of the bays at the head  of'the rapids and was there met by the  S.S. kelson. The overturned trestle prevented any further progiess and it will  probably be ten days or a fortnight before  the train reaches the station1. * Next week,  however, she expects to run cm schedule  time, by the help of a steamer, and to connect, with the boat at Robson.  The return of Mr. J. M. Kellie for the  north riding of West Kootenay will be.  hailed with delight, by Victorians generally, and mote particularly by the  fair sex. with whom he is very popular.  Mr. Kellie's success as a debater. is only  excelled by the results of his repeated  onslaughts on the hearts of the "weaker  vessels," and I.violate no confidence in  remarking that before the death of the  coming parliament, some, young lady  will solve the great problem, ! 'Is marriage a failure," at least to. her own  satisfaction, by becoming Mrs. Kellie,  M.P.P.��������� Victoria Home Journal,* .  En another column will he found a description of the Tremaine Steam. Stamp  Mill. These machines, which have been  rapidly coming into use as prospecting  mills in the United States, are .'especially  adapted to this' country on account of  their portability, efficiency and cheapness.  When put together they weigh leas than a  ton and a half and are so constructed that  they can readily. be taken to pieces" and  carried on pack animals to spots .where it  would be impossible without great expense to carry any other crushing machinery. Mr. M. S. Davys has been appointed  the sole agent of these machines for this  district and from/him any information can  be obtained.  We ate informed that the public schools  of Nelson are not supplied with water  from tbe town service and that the child-  PROV'MQ'AL  NEWS.  Sir William Van Horne and President  J. J. Hill of .the Great Northern Railway,  were both in Vancouver last week. Sir  William says that lie will not rest until  he has made the C. P. R. flood proof.  Three girls, Emma, Miry and Dorothy  Faber have been drowned at Sproat's  Lake near Alberni. The two former,  girls of 18 and 20, were bathing with the  latter, .their cousin, a. child of four.  Little Dorothy got into deep water and  the two bigger ones went to her assistance. Their bodies have been recovered.  The first number of. The Wellington  News has just reached'ns. It has taken  the place of the defunct Wellington  Advocate. The town'of Wellington is  growing and is likely before long to be  ,of great importance.' Its new journal  contains the usual budget of news and  seems to he well supported by the business people of the neighborhood.    We  wish it, success.  i  The following aro ;ihe railway appropriations of the Dominion Parliament  for this province:  From the-junction of the Elk and  Kootenay rivers to Coal Creek, 34 miles,  $103,300.  Abbotsford to Chilliwack, 21 miles,  $67,200.    '  Nicola Valley, 2S miles, from the end  of the western end of the subsidized  road, $80,600.  .Nakusp and Slocan, 35 miles, from  Kakusp to the Forks of- Carpenter  creek, $121,600.  CANADIAN  MEWS.  The Fast Atlantic Service Subsidy  Bill has passed its second reading in the  House of Commons ab Ottawa.  At Ludburg a new Catholic church to  cost $15,000 is to be built to replace the  one recently burnt. ���������_ ..  In the Dominion House at Ottawa Sir  John Thompson has announced that the  Insolvency Bill and the Companies' Bill  will be dropped.  The Memramcook jrold mine in Westmoreland County, New Brunswick, has  turned out a " fake " and the shareholders  want to know who salted it. '  At Watford, according to an exchange,  a lady has been fined $10 for writing a  message oil the margin of a newspaper  which she sent through the post.  Opium smugglers are being heavily  dropped on'. C. W. Coulson hasrbeen  arrested at Bangoiy N. Y., with $5,'000  of contraband which he. had brought  from Montreal.  In view of the strikes on the American  Railways, a movement is on foot in the  English House of Commons to have the  Australian mails, which at present go  by San, .Francisco, carried via . Vancouver by the C. P. R."  . A trial shipment of paper is to.be sent  from Montreal to Melbourne. An examination of New Zealand Woollen  goods by Montreal merchants resulted  in their being declared too expensive for  this country.  The corner stone of the new Carmelite  hospice at Niagara Palls, Ont, was :laid  last week with imposing ceremonies. Arch  | bishop Walsh,."of "Toronto, took a proni-  iinentpart, and clergymen, were present  I from both* sides of the line.' The structure  i.w'ill cost 880,000, and will be an additional  i attraction to the historic neighborhood."  i Mr. Seimens. the eminent electrical  j engineer, is now in Ottawa, says an exchange, and has maoe a "proposition t.o  , lay the proposed c.'bl; from Victoria,  | British'Columbia, to Sydney, New South  i Wales. He will guarantee to complete  I this work within three; years, and says  that his expense* will b.^. less than any  | other bidder. His offer is'being ccn-  ; sidered by the Dominion Government.  ' The North-west 'Joripany's steamer  Colville was burned to/.he waters  edge  at her dock at Grand Rapids, at 4:30 on  Sunday morning, the 15th inst. The  cause of the fire "is unknown. The'fire  gained headwa}* *o rapidly that all  attempts to extinguish it by pumps had  to be abandoned. She was cut adrift  from the dock and scuttled as quickly as  possible, and her remains now lie in  shallow wat':r on the shore of thc Saskatchewan river. Thc crew, however,  escaped with bub a portion of their  clothing.  The Northern .Pacific strike lias ended  disastrously for the men on the Manitoba division. The company decided  to-day not, to open its workshops here  until'September, and lias noliiiecl all the  old employes that even then they will  nob be taken back and need nob apply  for work. The striking firemen and  brakemc-ti have: also been let out permanently and their places filled Iry new  men, most, of whom came from the  United Stales.' Perhaps it. was in consequence of" this that the Northern  Pacific section house at Green way  station was burned to the ground. The  company offers $1,000 reward for the  apprehension of thc incendiary.  Train No. 6 on the .Grand Trunk was  wrecked at Battle Creek, Mich, on 16 inst.  The fireman was killed outright and several of the train crew and passengers injured.  The wreck was caused -by the removal of  the fish plates from the rails on tlie grade  west of the city. The train was running  about '25 miles an hour, aud when it struck  the misplaced rail the engine,' tender and  baggage car were ditched and the day  coach and one pulhnan turned across the  track. The injured are: Brakeman  Mitchell, head cut and arm injured; Conductor Bishop, cut aud bruised: W. Touse,  pilot, face cut aud - injured internally ;  Baggageman A. L. Adams, head cut; Express Messenger Pittee, cut about head;  Mrs. M. E. Roberts, Chicago, passenger in  day coach, head cut and injured internally.  Fireman Thos. C. Rowe, who was killed,  was throwa 51 feet from the engine and  his neck broken. The work was done by  an experineced hand aud is attributed to  strikers.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  The cholera is making rapid strides in  St. Petersburg. Iu one day there were  219 new cases and 69 deaths.  In a Pennsylvania coal mine eight men  were torn in pieces by an explosion of  dynamite. "  Lord Salisbury's Alien -Immigrants  Bill passed its second reading in the  House of Lords by S9 to 37 in the teeth  of government opposition.  Government troops in Samoa have  defeated the rioters and the Islanders  are now petitioning Germany to annex  them. '  *    .  The greatest precautions are being  taken in, Germany against the int.ro  duction of Cholera.. At Hamburg, the  annual fair, to which people flock from  all parts of Europe, has been abandoned.  :.' ���������J.tSiij1.;  - -A re&" of extraotflfotry, richness. has_  been discovered" :iJj|jj||bolgardie. Four  thousand three hundred ounces of gold  were extracted in five days. Welcome  rains have fallen and at present water is  abundant.  The old Panama Canal is hot dead  yet. A new company has been formed  with powerful hackers to take over the  assets of the.old affair. They have a  capital of sixty million francs, which  is roughly about $12,000,000.  Mr. Robert Louis ^Stevenson has sold  the serial rights of his new storv, "St.  Ives," for ������25 per 1000.words. The novel  projjably contains over 100,000 words so  I that publishing it in detachments in a  magazine or1 weekly paper will bring  him in ������2,300 (about $12,500).  The American line of Atlautic steamers  has cut the steerage rate between England  a Dd New York to 89, including "outfit."  Outfit probably means a blanket or-two  and table utensils, which steerage" pi>������">eu-  gers usually., have to provide for themselves. "  "        '  An attempt has been made to blow up  the French ironclad "jCarnot" which  was launched at Toulon on the 12th inst.  A scare was caused in Par-is by a report  being spread" that an anarchist had  left America! en route for France loaded  up with bombs arid xjth'er deadly  weapons.  An exchange says that an analysis of the  personnel of the Tammany committee that  -'dominates municipal affairs in New York  shows that'it is composed of. "one convicted murderer, one man who was - tried for  murder and acquitted, one who was indicted for felonious assult, one who'was indicted for bribery, four professional gamblers, five keepers of gambling houses, three  fe rarer pugilists, four f"rmer touglis and  hix members of the Tweed gang." And yet  some blamed Rev. Dr. Parkhurst for suggesting that reform was necessary in New  York.   -  The young son of the Duke and  Duchess of York was. christened at  White Lodge, Richmond, on the 16th  insr, in the presence of a select party of  royal personages. The baptismal ceremony was performed with water from  the river Jordan.-contained in a font  of  gold, and the little one was solemnly  called Edward Albert George Andrew  Patrick David Christian. Queen Victoria, the Prince and Princess of Wales  and the Duke and Duchess of Teck  officiated as sponsors for the young  prince. Among those present were the  Duke of Cambridge, the Duke and  Duchess of Connaught, the Duke and*  Duchess of Fife, and the Duchess of  Albany.  SLOGAN COUNTRY ON FIRE  DESTRUCTION OF THREE FORKS.  On Tuesday last another calamity--of the  most appalling nature visited Three Forks  and other places on the Denver-Kaslo  wagon road: For some days previously  there had been fires about the lulls in  different directions which caused at times  aome little apprehension, but on- Tuesday  a whirlwind swept over the country, of  greater-fury than the memorable storm of  June 3rd. lt quickly fanned into fierce  activity ihe various tires m the neighborhood, aud sent great tongues of flame  leaping and roaring among the dried up  pines and firs that clothe the mountain  sides. Dense masses of .smoke preceded  the fires, rolling up the hillsides and filling  the valleys. Blinded and half suffocated  with smoke, deafened by the roar of the  tempest and the augry hiss of the flames, ���������  in terror of their lives from falling trees  aud masses of burning debris, the unfortunate inhabitants knew hardly which.^,  way to turn, and it is a mercy that we are ""'  not called upon to record a long list of  casualties. Every house between the  Wellington ore house on the Kaslo side of  Watson and the Slocan Star ore house on  the far side of Three Forks was licked up  by the hungry flames in a few minutes. At  Three Forks there is not a single stick  left standing. . R. E. Lemon loses $10,000,,,  Geo. Hughes 815,000, the Gaiena Trading'  Co. probably $20,00. The inhabitants  saved themselves . by creeping into the  creek and lying up to their necks in the  water "and about thirty managed to find  safety iu an old mining tunnel. Fears '  are entertained for the safety of a man  named Callaghau, the late telegraph operator, who is missing, and Frank Price,  who was up the North Fork, has not yet  turned up. The report that a, blackened  and unrecognizable enrp'se ha3 been found  is untrue. At. this time of the year the  hills are covered with prospectors and  time may have some terrible tales to tell  yet.  At Watson the only buildiug which escaped was Atheiioirs root house, in which  many people were saved. They kept the  fira back by hanging blankets, over the  front of the house and constantly wetting  them. Several 'people also saved their  lives by sitting in the lake up to their  necks in water with blankets over their  heads.  At Three Forks too, many people escaped  by running on to the ground where a patch  of bush had already been burnt a few days  ago.    '  The.wagon road is of course, impassible,  but Mr._Carney started out from Kaslo _ouj   TmirsdaylTnd^vourd probably get it clear-  by to-day. ' "    .  The Relief Committee appointed after- ������  -the late storm at Kaslo had still 8150 of  the government grant iu its possession and  with this supplemented by some private  contributions, they at once equipped two  wagons, one loaded with blanket* and the  other with provisions and sent them to the  relief of- the peopleo along the road who  have literally lost^everything they possess..  except the clothes they stand in.  WILL  BENEFIT B. C.  On completion of the Nicaragua Canal,  freight rates  between the old and  nc/.v  world    will    drop    so   materially   that  British Columbia and  the  entire coast  country    will    eventually   become.' the  source of supply" in   lumber aud wood  pulp,  etc.,   for the European  markets.  This is tho way it is  explained:    It now  takes a vessel several  months to reach.  England   from   Vancouver around  the  Horn.    By way of the Nicaragua Canal  the passage'may be made in  GO days  without   transhipping, "while steamers  can make the canal  in eight days, and  from'the canal to England iii 10 days,  lt  is   said   that   the   Canadian  Pacific  Railway in conjunction  with a line  of  fast steamers, could  afford to fix rates  between British Columbia and England  at figures corresponding with the. present  rates between Vancouver aud San Francisco.    Heretofore.wood  pulp has been  mainly supplied  to  European  markets  from Austria, and the cargo transhipped  five or six times in passage, antl here bv.  the aid   of    the   Nicaragua   canal,   the.  coast would far outstrip"all competitors,  its the paper pulp of British  Columbia  and Pugec Sound, made from the famous  gum loss spruce, issaidto'be superior to  any pulp in the market-,   the  same  may  be said of our Cottonwood,   used in tbe  manufacture of fine quality of paper, as  well as  the wood for  block paving ������o  extensively used in the large  European  cities.    Eastern states  and'Canada  will  benefit.from the shorter distance and  lower   rates   of   the    canal   route,   but  not so materially as  the  Pacific  Coast,  whose shippers will be brought in direct  competition witli their hitherto  invulnerable rivals of the old worid.���������Railway  Review. ���������^irasn^^v^ssma^SSeZ^SX*-, , -.%-'������:  I'?  STABILITY   OF   UNIONS.  For years tlie railroads of tho United  States have been dealing with the unious  which have been in existence among their  employes, the railroad manage;s representing the employers, the unions representing the employed. A month ago employers and employes were working in  entire harmony, upon terms which were  mutually agreeable to the companies and  the unious.  Now, almost without; warning, the companies are called upon to deal with a new  organization, the Amerioan Railway  ,Union, which also professes to represent  the employes. It makes demands additional, to those made by the old unions,  and insists upon prescribing new terms on  which men will work for the companies.  Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that the companies accede to the  terms of the American Railway Union.  Let us suppose that the employes who are  members of that organization return to  ���������work on the terras dictated by themselves.  "What guarantee can its leaders give that  six months from now the companies will  not be compelled to d������al with still another  union making still further demands upon  them? What guarantee could they give  that any settlement of any labor trouble  would be final so long as the men feel free  to desert one union at will and form another on different principles?  When employes form an organization  through which they undertake to deal  with employer! they should feel in honor  hound to stand by the decision of that organization. Stability in labor unions is as  essential as in anything else. The employer will scarcely know how to act if,  while dealing satisfactorily with one  union, he runs counter to the demands of  s new and unexpected one, which likewise  claims to represent his employes.��������� Seattle  Post- Intelligencer.  INTERNATIONAL CONTESTS.  The Britannia again beat the Vigilant  over a 50 mile course by a minute and a  half. Out of 10 races in which these t wo  yachts have met the Britannia has won  nine.  An athletic contest;has taken place in  London between representatives of  Oxford and Yale. Nine evenis were  competed for, the winners of five, or  more to be considered the wcuus. The  Oxford men won the hundred yards,  120yards hurdle race, mile, quarter mile  and half mile. The Americans won  throwing the hammer, broad pimp, (22  feet 11 inches) and putting the shot. The  two universities tied at 5 feet 8 inches in  the high jump.  At Bisley there are 1900 contestants  shooting for the Queen's Prize. The  weather- , is very bad. The Canadian  team's score in the fiirst stage compares  favorably with others.  OUR WASHING BILL.  People who come to British Columbia  from Eastern Canada or from other parts  of the world find  in  the domestic Chinaman one of the strangest surprises in the  far West.    If they would only cultivate  him more they would find him still more  curious.   When.we call him Ah Sing or  One Lung or Tu Bit we think   we are  calling him by his light name, but it is not  so.;   These are only names, something like  his own, which he assumes for. our convenience.    Our names are as difficult to  -him-as- his-wouid-beto -us -and���������though-he-  makes an attempt to pronounce them, he  can never hope to write them.   They cannot be written in  the Chinese character.  What is   then the mysterious writing on  the little slips of paper that we always  find attached to our washing?   They are  . our nicknames.   Being unable to write his  customers names, he invents (a name for  each of us.    The Sun, Moon, Stars, supply  some of the names and it is not too much  to suppose that Ah Sin, who dearly loves  a joke, misses the opportunity of fixing  the name of Ass, Toad, Skunk, Worm, etc.;  on to the proper people.   *"* ;  the miner, nelson b. c, Saturday, july 28, 1894.  tTi������ MBWWW^,,  NELSON  LOTS  A new Raihvay  under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Raihvay  Centre and Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and 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 CommissioncrC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  . Not many days ago, says the the New  York Herald, a . few gentlemen connected  with the telegraphic or electric business  were assembled in a rocm in the eleventh  story of the hew Postal building on Broadway. They had not been there very long  when astonishment was depicted on their  facn,s, and by and by found expression in  words. A book on the table about which  they stood or sat was speaking. 'Ts it  possible," exclaimed Mr. Chandlier of the  Commercial Cable Company, "that those  spoken words can come from that book?"  "Yes, it is, .said Mr. Francis W. Jones, the  electrician of the compacy; "That is Mr.  Marshall's telephone." VV. Marshall, of  No., 709 Lexington avenue, had prepared  this remarkable feat for the electricians.  He began by taking up an ordinary book  and placing in the leaves several slips of  tin foil, about one and one half inches  wiile and four inches long. Then he attached a couple of fine wires to another  room, where th������y were attached to the  transmitter of a telephone. Then a conversation began, with" Mr. Marshall in one  room and of the , persons in the room  where the book lay. . Each word that came  from the book could be distinctly heard in  every corner of. the room. The visitors  had never experienced anything of the  kind before, and they said it would eventually revolutionize telegraphy.  THREE FORKS  lea  OF THE NAKUSP AND SLOCAN RAILWAY  THE   SUPPLY   POINT AND   CENTRE   OF  THE  SLOCAN,  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 ^STATE AND MINING BROKER.  'i . ^  605 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Ifoyal Agricultural '"'���������l  Industrial Society  ~���������QF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  THE ANNUAL FALL SHOW  will be held at the Fair Grounds, New  Westminster. B. C.i������on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday',:9tb, 10th and 11th Oc-  tober-,^l894:r^-Eri|neB'Jcloseii--Moiiday-'the  2nd October. Jud^t������|f"commences promptly at 2 p. m��������� Tuesday the 9th.  For Premium Lists and full information,  apply to  A. B. MACKENZIE, Secretary.  New Westminster, B. C.  P. O. Box 218. (7)  CHOICE APPLES-  AND OTHER FRUITS FOR SALE  IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT   C������   *  THOS. G. EARL^"^^^  LYTTON,  B. C.  (0)  THREEFORKS  !  LOTS NOW FOR SALE!  PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY  $100 TO $1000  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  50 rev tent Iterate (o Itiiildcr*.  E. C. CARPENTER, RESIDENT AGENT  THR'aE   FOEKS.  WEST KOOTKXAY DISTINCT.  ALL PLACER CLAIMS in this District legally  held nmy be laid over from the 15th day of  October, 181)3, until the 31st clay of July, 1894.  \\r. J. GOSPEL,  Gold Commissioner  Nelson, 10th October, 1393.'   "  Late experiments give considerable  strength to the belief that : the aurora  borealis is caused by an electrical discharge  among the particles of meteoric iron dust  contained in the atmosphere.  Tremaine Steam Stamp Mill  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING-  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED - - - - -  (Highest Award at World's Fair Chicago.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospectiug Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per diem. The entire, plant consists of Boiler, Steam Pump and  Copper Tables."'Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which can be taken  apart and easily transported by pack animals. ' These Mills can be erected and placed  in running order at from $2,000 to 82,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M. S. DAVYS, Sole Aqent,  "isrELSOisr, *B- c.  Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at tie World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment than  the Teemaike Steam Stamp Mill- in the Mining Building. Ii. ������as a' positive novelty  to the great maioritv of mining men. It commanded attention by reason of its simplicity and evident"practibilitv. Experienced mining engineers were astonished -to  learn that such a machine had been in successful operationfor >Ver two years in the  extreme north-western part oi the United States. -        ������.- (9)  Sheppard R'y,  All Rail to Sp ofeane^WasHv  Leave 7.00 a.m. NELSON'Arrive 5.40 p.m  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Wednesday and Saturday at 7 a. m.,  returning the same day, and making clpse  connection by S.S. Nelson-with- all Kooter  nay. Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays n^d  Fridays.  TAX   NOTICE.  "VrOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -^-' the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act," are now due for the year 1891. All of the  above namcid taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District are payable at my office, Kaslo, B. C. "    .  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz: .        v -  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, 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.-  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan,   nd 1894.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenar  Points J  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TltUV*   ,TO   AXD   FROM    Ml SON    D.1IIY.  Direct Connection at Kobson every ,..  Tuesday, Thursday mid Saturday Evening,  With Steamer for Revelstoke, where cnnncc:  tion is made with Canadian Pacilic Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  Through Tickets Jssurci),  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining ftb.tfal  Dining' and SUsoping Cars. Luxurious Day UoMh-  cs, lourist Sleeping Cars and Free Cai0O(������t  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time,etc, vonlr  to nearest agent.,  J. IIUIII/iO\, Agent, Nelson,  Or to UM*. Mel. niMOWiV  District Passenger, Agent,"Vancouver.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME TABLE NO. 4.  .    In Effect Tliursdiiy, .luily I'.'lli, I SIM.  Revelstoke Route,  Steamek Columbia.  Connecting with Canadian Pacilic Railway (Main  Lino) for points .Hast and West.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at  3 a.m.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  8 p. ni,   Northport Route, Steamer Columbia.  Connecting   at Northport   for   points   on   thc  .   Spokane Falls- and Northern Railway.  Leaves Robson  Wednesdays and Saturdays at  .1 a. in.  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at  1 p. m.  Kaslo Route, Stkameu Nelson.  ���������T:eavcs~Nclson:^Tucsdaysrat'~3prm'-rWQdnes���������  nesdays, afc 5.4o p. in.; Fridays,' at'' p. m.; Saturday o, at 5.40 p. in.   Connecting on Saturdays and  Wednesdays with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry.  for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, connecting with  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry. for Spokane and  points south Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30  a. m.  Bonner's Ferry Route, Steamer Nelson.  Connecting-with Great Northern Railway for  points Fast and West.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's   Ferry via  Kaslo:  Saturdays at 5.40 p.m., Wednesdays at" 5.40  p. m.   . "'  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry direct: Mondays  at (J a. in., Thursdays alti.'a. in.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for l\aslo via Nelson at  2 a. m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full   information   as to tickets, rales etc.  apply at; the Company's oflices, Nelson, B.'C.  T.Allan-, * J.W. Tnoui\  Secretary. - Manager  0  SEATTLE   AND   ALL  - PACIFIC  COAST  -  - -   -  POINTS.   -   -   -  ST.  PAUL, CHICAGO  AND  POINTS BEYOND.  Modern Euniniueiit.   Hock-ltallast Roadbed.  Attractive tours via Oui nth and llie Great  1/aKcs in connection with exclusively  passenger boats of Northern S.S. Co.  Direct Connection via Xelson A Fort Shcn>  ward Hallway, at Spokane; and via  - C. A K. S. K. C. at Itouner's   Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address:  C. C. Dixon, ������. A. P. D. l\ C^py, Agent  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry, I  F. I. Whitney,  G. p. a T. A., St. Paul, nim.  m  m  I  if]  3 THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 28,  1894-  lite Jlinex.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be /nailed to any address in Canada or  the United Stales, 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  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate of i������ 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  Trie Miner Printing & publishingCo.  NELSON,    B.C.  NELSON. WATER.  We are glad to observe that our warning of last week in regard to the quality  of Nelson's water supply has received  timely attention. In another column  will be found a letter addressed to us by  Mb. Heath, the station master at the  Nelson and Fort Sheppard Depot.  Mr. Heath denies the statements we  made laft week to the effect that the  water of the creek is liable to containi-  froni the privies or from the boarding  house. We have again visited the locality  and we regret'to say that we found still  other sources of pollution. We will  deal with Mu. Heath's letter first.  Around the boarding houses we found  bones, rugs, old tins, filth of every  description lying on a steep slope leading straight into the creek at a distance  of some ten yards or so. A heavy  shower would at once wash all this refuse and whatever else may be concealed  in the frowsy dust lying about, straight  into the creek. About 10 or 12 men are  accommodated at the place. We leave  it to our readers to imagine what, is  ���������thrown from it. There is no drain of  any kind. The privies are the worst of  their kind, they stand in a pool of indescribable filth," which is overflowing  now and which during rainy Aveather is  washed down achannel into the creek.  Its natural tendency would be to flow  into the creek that leads direct into the  reservoir, but a small ditch has been  dug which conducts it into another  creek a few yards to the westward. As  long as it thus flows to the westward  "there isliftWdangerto^  though it is nob quite clear into which  of the many creeks flowing down the  hill it is conducted. Btit this source of  pollution is at the apex of the watershed and it is difficult to see how, in wet  ���������seasons, the water supply is kept un-  contarainated. It will be safer if the  company puts: in the drain Mr. Heath  talks off, but it would be better to remove the . privies altogether and  put them where they could not  possibly do any harm. lb, will  be remembered- that the water in  the main supply creek runs into a tank  for supplying the engines of the N. <fc F.  S! Ry. There is nothing harmful in  that, but on our second visit to the spot  we were informed that tlie engines  were not only.supplied with water there,  bub that they are actually washed  there! -The washings of" course contributing to.the pollution of our water.  If the engines are washed there we suppose that if any freight cars that have  brought in cattle or are otherwise fouled,  require cleaning, that they are washed  at the same spot.    A pleasant idea.  But apart from the station and its  filth, the water is quite unfit for human  consumption. It flows down from the  line throughaswamp the whole way overgrown with skunk cabbage, and rank  growth of all kinds/ Its bed is mud. In  many place's it percolates slowly through  stagnant pools covered with a metallic  .scum where at every footstep foul,  blackMiquid oozes from the spongy-  bed. Horses and other animals roam  freely through the swamps and have  access to the reservoir, adding their  droppings to the general filth, and increasing the chances of poisoning the  water with glanderous infection.  During the examination of the water  supply   we came across a small ditch  bringing in water from the left hand  side of the supply creek. This ditch  appears to have been made with the  object of increasing the supply, but it  leads from a swamp almost worst than  those through which the main stream  runs,- lb is full of decaying wood and  other1 vegetable matter and cannot but  add to the general impurity.  We have said enough. And we have  been sorry in the exercise of our duty to  the citizens to have to make use of expressions that are revolting. But having  found this deadly enemy in our midst  we determined to drag it forth and  6how it to the people against whose  lives it was plotting.  Fortunately there is a remedy at  hand. But we are not engineers and we  trespass upon their ground with all  humility. It has been suggested to us  that the water might at little expense  be brought down from its springs in the  hill above in pipes. The railway would  lose its water, but it is for our lawyers  to decide whether priority of possession  does not give the city the first right.  IGNORANCE.  It is a well known fact that many of  the most glaring faults in our statutes,  and also in those of other countries, are  owing to the ignorance of the people  who frame them. A man cannot saw a  piece of wood straight nor can he drive  in a nail without hitting his thumb  until he has learnt how to do it. Carpenters, smiths, miners, masons, call  have to learn their-trades before they  can practice'them. But anyone thinks  he can make an Act of Parliament  right off. Sucking politicians seem to  be under the impression that they are  possessed of some mysterious' power  which enables them to make laws which  other people do not possess. But we  nevei- heard of a man who could sharpen  a pick until he had learnt his trade.  We do not believe in heaven born legislators and we. dread to think of the  consequences if everyone was allowed to  work his own ideas into any Act he  might choose. We understand that  Mb. Hume, has made some promises of  work in this direction, and we therefore  strongly urge him for all our sakes to  place himself at once in the hands of  some constitutional lawyer and devote  the few months that elapse before the  sitting of parliament to a course of study  in the business he has undertaken. Mr.  Hujie has promised to put the Land  Act into shape. We should like to see  the result if he was shut up in a room  with a copy of the Act, a bundle of  paper, scissors and paste, and a pen and  ink, and told to work his wicked will on  it.' It would be interesting to watch  as an experiment,  but  heaven help the  _co 11 n try: t h a.t_���������_had__to^_abid .e_i_by_ his.  tinkering. We are the more inclined to  urge Mb. Hume to study the art of  political economy before parliament  meets, because, he has iu one breath  undertaken such a gigantic task and  displayed the most, astounding ignorance  of "the rudiments of politics. He has  yet to learn that the legislature of which  he is now a member has no more to do  with our postal arrangements than it  has with the spots on the sun. His  want of knowledge on this subject is on  a par with the encyclopaedic ignorance  which induced Mr. Bigelow���������a ,T. P.  himself���������to ask the magistrate on.''Tuesday last if he objected to his bringing a  libel suit against some person or persons.  People who aspire to-the position.and  honors which the letters M. P. and J. P.  confer, owe it to their fellow citizens to  render themselves'-fit-to wear their  distinctions.  accommodation or bacon. But- the organizers of rings and strikes should  remember that the world at large does  not love people who deprive it of what  it wants, who interfere with its business  or its interest, and if it can in any way  avoid their1 annoyances it will be apt to  deal very harshly with ils tormentors.  Now the American Railway Union  thought it could tie up the railways of  the United States in opposition to the  already existing unions and in the face  of the large amount of free labor always  obtainable. It naturally failed. Nor  was the leader, Debs, a man to be  trusted. He was what our cousins  politely term a dipsomaniac, what we  call a confirmed drunkard, and had  been under treatment for delirium tremens. The physician who had had  charge of him telegraphed to him early  during the strike:  "As your friend and physician I implore you to stand where you are. The  condition of your nervous system and  the great strain upon it makes you  irresponsible for your own orders.  Yours in friendship,    -|T. S. R."  It appears that there were about  40,000 men on strike! It is natural  that their former employers will no  longer trust them, but will try to fill  their places with other people. In addition to the hardships of the strike they  will now find themselves put of work,  at a time when work is hard to get,  starvation is staring them in the face  and Avorse than all, those of them who  are married suffer the agony of remorse  at seeing their wives and children suffering in consequence of the fathers  thoughtless action.       !       , _  Trade unions are not only just but  desirable from every point of view. But  it is easy to make theni disastrous to all  concerned, and when, ba'clIy managed  they have an ugly habit of turning and  rending their own members. Unfortunately workingriiiMi are' only too apt  to follow any one with a glib tongue,  without thinking whether what is  spoken is true or not. Have we "not  just witnessed an instance of this? A  prominent member of lthe opposition  party boasted that their victory was  won because the working men believed  that the government was' endeavoring  to lower wages, when all the time every  opposition speaker and leader knew  that in encouraging this idea he was  telling a lie^ The principle was exactly  the same in the strike.! All' those unfortunate men believed Debs when he  told them that by joining his union  they would better themselves. And  now wounded, beaten, disorganized, and  starving, they have time to remember  that they never asked who Debs was or  whether his system was a sound one.  This is worth remembering.  ", WORTH -REMEMBERING.  The great strike is over, but its  thunder has left some-of its rumblings  behind in California, where at Oakland  and Sacramento rioting still continues.  It has resulted in the complete defeat  and disorganization of the American  Railway Union, which only a short time  ago suddenly burst - into existence,  boasted that it was going to swamp all  existing unions and in its earliest days  did actually accomplish a victory over  the Great Northern. Now that its  history and thab of it president, Debs,  are known it is easy to see the reason of  its collapse. A strike of any kind to be  successful must be complete. A strike  is the same as a ring. Both seek to  accomplish their objeebs by holding  back from the world something which  the world needs very badly. It makes  no   difference   whether   it   is   railway  JOHNBARNSLEY&GO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  GUNSMITHS ^-MACHINISTS  Importer* or nil kinds or EXCLISH AXD AM ERIC AX FIRE ARMS AMI  AMT1I1XITIOX. RISE It ALL ������iOOI>S, FlSlllMi TACKLE, RODS, RIFLES.  KI'YOLTVERS, MIXERS' ������'LASSES, COMPASSES, MA<2.\ETS, ETC   0"RJD"E3*RS   BIT   MAIL   PROMPTLT   ^.*TT"E3"N*I3"E31D TO.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  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 other's interested  in attracting mining men and capital to  this District are asked to send small  specimens (labelled)from their properties  to The Editob of The Miner, who will  forward them to Mr. Anderson.:.  ���������FREE DRILLS.  In another column we print a letter  from Mb. M. S. Davys ou this subject. Mb.  Davys is convinced that if a drill was provided by the government there would be a'  large demand for its services and he points  out, hpv extremely useful it would be  proving the quality and' extent of ledges,  particttlarly.of the gold bearing seams on  Toad Mountain. We notice that the  Government of" Ontario Las provided two  drills for public use in that province. We  believe that our own government will do  the same for us as soon as it ascertains that  there is a popular demand for them. Since  we first wrote on this matter some few  weeks ago we. have heard several mining  meu express themselves, verbally, as being  certain" that gruat good uot only to individuals but to the district at large would  result from the introduction. The workings of a prospecting drill would put the  human prospector on a strong scent,  would point but to him where to .look,  would render his striking a.ledge almost a  certainty. At present he has to wander  about seeking float and examining bed  rock laid bare bv slides and washouts. He  has no means.of penetrating the, great  mass of debris that- overlies the virgin  rock. He may, he must often walk over,  or pitch his very tent upon, ledges of vast  richness, without any means of discovering  their existence. Tbe prospecting -drill is  to the miner what the rod of witch hazel  is to a water finder. And having found a  ledge a drill tells you more about it, describes, its direction and its quality. We  beg that any of our reader io whom ideas  on this subject may occur "Will communi-  with us. ^__  Adelbert Ferdinand, :he third- son of  the Emperor of Germany,' has entered  the German army, becoming colonel of  a regiment of Uhlan;.  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. H. G1FF1N,  Registrar.  Nelson, 15th Jun p. 180-1.  M.s> DAVVS-  MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  MIX1XU.  T>     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER.  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 40, Vancouver. B. C.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IX.SIjRAXCE ami ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION At'EXT.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B.  C.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITAL (all paid up), $l:i,QO0,fl  REST,       ....      ������,0O0,0O0  Sir DONALD A. SMITH ;��������� President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  NELSON, B. C.  MEDICAL.  T**1    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coroner for West Kootenay,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  .       ' Nelson, B.C.  "pv    LaBAU,   M. D.,  PnYsiciAx and Surgeon,  Rooms J3, and 4,   Houston Block,  , Nelson, B.C.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in thc principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and  sell    Sterling   Exchange  and  Cable  Transfers.  Grant commcrical and traveller's credits, av il  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made,- Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3k per cent.  BANK OF  ^(Incorporated-by-Roynl-Cliarter.-iBfa.-J--������������������  Telephone 42.  LOEWENBERG & CO.  ���������SUCCESSORS to-  J. A. T. CATON & CO.  VICTORIA, B. C.  Importers ami Wholesale Healers in  , . CLOCKS,      WATCHES.     .lEWIXItY,  . . cinxt'icr, pipes, Toitucoxisrs  . . Sr.\l������KIES,   FIVCV  ������'OOI������S,   .TIK.VS  . . I'liltXISIIIXKSi   IMPERIAL GERMAN   CONSULATE.  (i) ���������=  CHARLES SANSON!  CUSTOMS BROKER  GENERAL  AGENT.  P. O. BOX 24.  ELSON,  B.  C.  j CAPITAL (iwlfl up), ������GOO,000     .      $2,9:30,004)  j " -   (Witli power to  ncrcase.)  KESEItVE ruxii, ������31-0,000     .    .      l,2<-5,.m  isriEJLsoisr *B"R.A."isrc*Ea:.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets"  "B"0-A."rNTC*E3:"E]S :  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, "New "Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops. -  United Statics���������San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma. and Seattle. '       .��������� -  HEAD OFFICE: CO Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Hank of Commerce and  branches; "Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson's Hank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATKS-Agcnts Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New.YorK;  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  S  AVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Deposits received at ?1 and upwards,  and  ��������� interest allowed (present rate) at M per cent,  per annum. s      j  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1S93. . Agent.  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE.  .MI.VEKAL ACT.  ISftO.  ������  ~u,v,��������� ���������f-l,Q n        1    n      1.     t  rr    l     1 "V'OTICE   is   hereby   given   that  Frank   C.  A sitting of ,be County Court of Koote-: J>    LoI���������NG has flled the ncce,,:u,v papcrs and  navT.ill be holden   a*   thc   Court   House, ��������� '^Oeapplieation for a Crown Grant in favor of  '   the Mineral Claim "Josie," situated in the Trail  Nelson, OU Saturday tlie eighteenth day of   t-'n'ek Mming Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claims, if any. must be filed with the  August, 1894. ��������� undersigned within tH) days from the date of this  ,_     T   ., _ , publication.  1. 11. L.-IFFIX, ! Av> j_ G0EpELf  Registrar ! Government Agent.  L1  T , h i Dated Nelson B. C,  *Ne:son, 18th July, 1894. - r5)      ' i6th July, ism. -4    ��������� -'(r-j-^-iv   ���������---  ���������Lxtr.-'-J*. e*.fr������������Uan.ia_i^I,l*i^| -^,< fJ1������, ���������,���������.. ,.���������',,. y ���������  ^i^^^-^K^^?^:-^^  i^.jrr*".*z!i^*T,;,;">*V-iJ*4^-l>^  ;;.i  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  JULY 28,   1894.  THE SAVARY  ISLAND MURDER.  The trial of Hugh .Lynn for  the murder  of Green and Ta>lor at Savary Island was  commeuced at Vancouver oh Tuesday before Mr. Justice   Drake.    The Hon.   A. N.  Richards and Deputy   Attorney General  Smith appeared :for the prosecution  and  E..P..Davis for. the defence. The prisoner  pleaded "not guilty."   In opening the case  the Hon. A. N. Richards said:   On Thursday, Oct. 26,. 1893, Greeu  was last   seen  alive at Lund.    On that night Lynn also  got whiskey at Lund on Green's order.   On  Oct. 30th  Green  and Taylor were    both  found.dead, by two men named Smith and  Hanson. . Smith went up to the house first.  Mr, Richards described the   finding of tlie  bodies.   Each had a bullet wound in the  breast, and had evidently been murdered.  The prisoner had lived in British Columbia  nearly all his lite.   He had for some yen is  been living with a ,k!ootchman.   He had  gone north on  the fatal fall  in  a Eraser  river   fishing   boat,  accompanied by the  woman.-   He    lived    on    Savary    island  for some two weeks before the murder.  He  was gone when the dead bodies were dis-  cqvered,   aiid   .Green's   store   ransacked.  The Indian woman with Lynn told of their  flight with the goods from the store, some  of which Lynn threw  overboard  from  the  boat.   They located themselves north  of  Comox.    The second night after '-hey Averu  there, the boat. .got. away.. It was picked  up,   and the appeniuce indicated that it-  had been let go, presumably he did not  want to be seen   with   it.  . Lyun   then  bought a canoe for S40.    This showed lie  had 'money,   .Green had ������500 in.his pocket  book before the murder.   Lynn  knew it.  After the murder it was gone.   The pocket  book   was   there. .The tin cash box Avas  rifled, .with.. the exception ,of the drawer  containing gold*" wiiich had evidently, been.  overlooked.   After buying the canoe Lynn  hid some of the things that he had taken  from Green's, notably the bag of shot by  which his movements .had been traced to  the boat.     After leaving the vicinity of  Comox they went to   Walpole island and  "then weut to Port Townsend for a while,  returning afterwards to the island.   There  he.exchanged a good,rifle for. a,.poor one.  Presumably-.tlie former was the oue he had  done the shooting with and was.auxious.to  get rid of it.   This rifle Avould be produced  and the bore corresponds with the bullet  fojndin Green's,body.   For.-some reason  the murderer had fired a number of slibts  into the Avails of the room.   There were 15  shots in the rifle, two went into the men  and 13 in to..the room.., Guns had been put  besides,the dead,bodies,.wi,th.the.iuteDtipa,  doubtlessi   of  deceiving...the   authorities.  These   guns.,had.-not   beep ..discharged,  Taplor even had his pipe in his hand. Lynn  also took some furs .from.Green's store and  sqld them.for a.small sum. ,When arrested  oh an American. island Lynn agreed  to  come without extradition..  The case occupied .the court for. five  days. Hugh Lyrin; the accused, took  the=stand iu.his .own defence and told  his story of tlie affair. ...  ,He said that.it arose out. of a. .drunken  row. Green shot Taylor first and t hen  fired.two. shots . at..him..(Lynn).. .After  firing these two shots.the rifle jammed  and seeing his opportunity he rushed in  and seizing the. rifle, got it to work and  sljot Green with it. Me ;theii took, the  vai'ipus .'"articles pf. plunder. ; In summing i.rip.Mr.. .Justice Drake said: The  prisoner's statement had relieved hint of  "goingthrpughaigreatrnass^ofxevideiicer  Murder was culpable homicide. There  was .-.murder .pure and simple and manslaughter'. If a man can escape he must  dp.;sp. If he.cannot he is.justified in  taking   the   life   of his  assailant.    The  Eos it ion of the bodies of the men should  e considered. Taylor was four or five  feet.from .the Aval 1. .Green was by the  door. The prisoner admits that Taylor-  was smoking. ;.If he ;\vere,.it is unlikely  he .would be [using, language to induce,  another man to shoot, hutf. ���������,. G[i:eeii; was  a cripple.. . It has been, said that he.con Id  not get about the house Avithout sticks.  It Avas.about.9. o'clock in, the morning.  Green was partially 'dressed. His 'drawers were down about his feet. Was he  so when,he crossed ,the room and shot  at Taylor? lie was not, in that case in  a> position . to get. about freely either  Avith or, without sticks. Lynn says that  Green .shot ..Taylor .arid killed, liiui and  then fired twice at him. ��������� He.then -grabbed; the rifle from Green Avhofell. Green  might have Avriggled avcoss the', room  and got another,rifle.. .If Lynn had time  to get aAvay he did not? come in under  the charge of justifiable homicide. Lynn  says Green never ���������..moved, after he -was  shot, except to fall behind the door. The.  CroAvh's t'heory.'is that Gre.en Avas, shot  Avhile sitting on the chair..; This.. is  borne.put by the blood on the chair and  the shape the clothes AA'.ere,in. The.dishes  at the table might have been . used.for  breakfast. They had had.;the circumstances: surrounding , the.. affair before  them. The prisoner had seen the money.  The klootchman's story had been borne  out. Glannie's evidence had been very  much attacked. They.had seen him in the  box, and could judge for themselves.  Detectives Avere .necessary in .the police  system. He.then dealt with the adrnis  sions made by the prisoner, and drew  the inference that it. was,strange he had  -not,previously.set.up the plea .of-self-  defence. ,. They ,had . to dismiss .,from  their minds all. thought of , the eA*idence  given by,the boy. They had to protect  the. prisoner as, Avell as the public. . There  w[ere[three verdicts that they might arrive at: guilty, not guilty oi- manslaughter.   ...  ..The.jur'y.Avere absent for about two  hours AA'heh they returned to. court with  a verdict of guilty, accompanied, by a  recommendation to mercy. Mr. Justice  Drake then in the usual ���������foim sentenced  | tlie . prisoner...to death fixing the  | date of the execution for thc 25th August,  'and promising that the recommendation  to mercy should be sent  to   the   proper  quarter.   TrHE WATER  SUPPLY.  : To tiik Editor ol-' Tiiis Mineii,  ! Please permit me to correct through  your paper .a statement made in your  last Aveek's issue regarding the washing  of filth, etc., at and near the N. and F.  S. liy. depot into the creek which flows  into the reservoir.  The slops from the eating house are  not now and never have been thrown  into the creek, nor. are they thrown  where they could be washed into it  from the surface. As there is no over-  How from the privy now or during the  summer season the creek is not" con-  laminated from that, source. Tho seepage would have to pass through oSO  or 400 feet of gravel before reaching the  creek bed, if it reached it at all. Before  the wet season begins a proper drain  will be put iu. I am not antagonizing  the effort to secure a better Avater  system, hoAvever.  I am, etc.,  C.  W.  Heath.  FREE   DRiLLS.  TO THE EDITOU,  Sik,���������I liereAnth beg to outliue roughly  the advantages to be derived by the use ot  the Sullivaa Hand Diamond 'Prospecting  Drills in this district. In nearly every  instance the veins or lodes known so far  to exist are seldom exposed to the surface.  In most instances they are covered with  dense timber, undergrowth and surface  soil, or with several feet'of wash gravel  and drift. . In these instances all the  prospectors have had to show them of the  existence of ore of value has been the  float quartz Avhich has in some cases been  followed by driving a series of large surf ace  cuttings or by tunnels started haphazard  in tlie hope of finding a vein which is  known, to exist within a certain limit.  Some cases I have known where this class  of work hah been carried on for over two  years before the vein has been discovered.  Iii other cases valuable float rock,has been  discovered carrying large quantities of  gold, and after, fruitless search by the  primitive method above mentioned have  been abandoned. Others to this day are  still continuing the search iii the hope of  some day meeting their,reward.  Now sir, by the use of the diamond drill  mentioned the existence and location of  these veins.c.an be simply determined by a  series of bore holes placed in such position  as to cross cut the supposed strike or  course of these..veins. ,Th������se drills are  particularly adapted.for this class of work  as itliey are so made that they can be packed  anyAvhere ou animals and placed' in any  desired position in a.few hours. They have  a capacity for' holes 1300 feet in depth,  yielding.a core of, l^.inches , in diameter,  from Avliich can be gathered the nature of  rock passed through, and an aproximate  idea of the extent and .value of the same.  From the .nature of the mineral bearing  zones existing in this district, I consider  that from 10 to 15 feet can be drilled per  diem at a cost' of from 75c. to. $2,50 per  foot according to the nature of the rock  traversed and the Avear on the diamonds.  I am, etc.,  .,-.-.., ���������- . . M. S. Daws.  Nelson,-E.-C-.,-25th-July,-18d4   j3-A-3Ij H i  -UP  CANADIANS AT BISLEY.  At Bisley camp the Canadian rifle  team won the Ranelagh challenge cup.  The Canadian, Avinners in .the Prince  of \Yalcs'-prize at Bisley, were, \P,fe. Bertram, Start'-Serg't. Davidson and St'aff-  Se'rgt. Mitchell.i ,.,.'..-     ,  In the Alexandra prize the Canadian  prize winners Ay ere Lieut., Ross, S.ergt.  Davidson, Pte. Rolston. Pte. Bertram,  G uririerTurnbulland Capt. M'cNaughton.  The aggregate score of the six men  chosen to..represent Canadians .for. the  Ranelagh challenge cup is ahead of all  b.thers, and they will hold the cup for  one year. .The .Canadians are Avell up  in the four money prizes given- in this  contest.  In shooting for the St. George challenge cup, one of...the..great matches of  BisloA-, the following were the Canadian  scores: .Staff-Serg.t. King, .31; . Pte.  Biiyk-s. 20; Pte. Milligan, 28; Pte.,Ka,m-  bery. 32; Pte. Hayhurst, 29. Those who  scored over 31 are .en titled to. shoot, with  the competitors for the eighteen prizes  in the second stage.  .., Only a few.of the ...Canadians entered  for the Martin's ..challenge cup\ Sergt.  King scored'30, as also Pte. Milligan.  . The Ranelagh cup is given,, as a battalion SAveepsfakej. with the. first stage  of the contest for the Queen's cup. Each  battalion entering for the-Ranelagh-as  .welLas the ,,Queen's cup,,.nominate,six  member's ..before.,the shooting for the  Queen's cup begins, and the scores of  [these six members of each battalion are  aggregated fqivtbe.Ranelagh cup. Pte.  Wilson won the Jeffrey prize.  il      ���������. =-i. - -        ~      ~���������^~'  .  The'present".site.:pf Chicago was sold by  Indians for, thxee'cents an acre. Taking,1  the most valuable'corner lot in the -busi-'  ness part- of the city as a criterion, the j  value was. increased lSO'.OOOjOOO .'per cent.!  In lSob, Avhen there were fifty people scat - J  tered around fort Defrbrini,*'a quarter 'of j  an acre of land in. vyiiat. i������ known as. the \  "heart'of Chicago" could have been 'purchased for 820, and in 1S34 for ,.������200. :  With our latest knowledge of real estate [  ������������������booms", it is'easy to pi: tire the vision!  the owber must have hv. I of the fufure I  glorv of Chicago Avhen he raised the price  of his. corner lot from ������2U'.) in 1,834 to-,5000 ;  in 4835. To-day the lo'. is assessed at!  ������1,200,000.���������Real Estate Record.  Under and hy virtue of Ihe powers contained  in a certain "Mortgage, which will be produced  at the time oC sale, there will ho ot'erod for sale  by Pnhlic Auction by Charles A. Waterman at  the odicc of Edward Applcwhaito, Esq., Victoria  Street, Nelson. 3J.C, on Tuesday the 7th day of  August. A. D. 1801, al the hour of. eleven o'clock  in the forenoon the folio wins property: The  Bast half of "LoL numbered-I in Block numbered  2 in Ihe Govornmoal. Townsite of Nelson, in  West Kootenay District, l-'rovinco of. lirilish  Columbia, according to Ihoo'licial plan or survey.  Together with all buildinys and improvements  tlicron.  Tho property Avillho sold for cash subject to a  reserve bid.  For particulars apply to  J.  H.  BOWIES,  SOLICITOR,  NELSON   O. O.  Tuesday the 2-1 tli day of July*  A. D. 1SI11. (S)  -AT-  **vSfcffllRHirnii���������.  HUM  "THE MINER.  5ixjjs Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  BUXTOJN & RODNEY  ���������AVHOLES^LE AXDKETA.1L���������  (������  ���������>  ^TOBlCCONISTSt  Agents for the celebrated   L.   &   CO.  (Loewe & [Co.) B. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  .A large stock of/' OWN MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos ,of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  coirstiw ������������nn*:*'������ ������[���������  i-ost ruo.urTiA  ' Al'TEXifti'lV TO.  T*H:"E!  TEADE ������3TJT-I?-PUI"EID  "FIRE   IMSURANCE   POLICY   ACT,  ij'803."  "rl^'OTICE'-is"hcVct)y--giVcn"tliJit-His-Honour-tlic-  -^-' Liciitenaht-Gb\'ornor in Council has further postponed the [commencement of "An Act  to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of Fire  Insurance," from tlio 1st day of April, 189J, until  the 1st day of April,' 1895.  ���������      J AMISS BAKER, ���������-  ; Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,   ���������   .  29th March, 1894. ' (2)  UPftifcE  More CURES  have been effected t>y my  .Tmeses, -with  perfect ease to wearer, then by all other  devices ������oui binetl. Xhey i e tain largest  Kupturo under severest i.tiaiu. A system of fitting has been perfected the  last 25 y-jfirs. fully equal to personal  examination'>���������> mail. <27 .patents .  iu.roi.Xe DE.FQRMITYi  CHAULES tlUTHE,  131 King St,W., Toronto,  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  VA*N*COXJVEE,    *B.    O.  VANCOUVER TO NANA1MO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. AVharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 pl'm. Curgo at Union S.S. Co.'s Avharf  until 11 a.'ni.  ,  NA'NAIilO TO VANC6UVER.-S[S. ���������idutcli"  leaves'daily (ilondiiy excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vsincuttvcr tniil .\iirllicrii ScKlciiiciifs.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday  at 11.a.m.,- for Port .Neville, calling at all way  ports, returniiifrAVednesday, andon Thursday at  11 a.m. for all points as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf- until  D a.m. -  . MOODYVIILE i'EKKY.  Leave Mood} lillc���������7, S, 11:45 a. in.,- 2:30, 4:30  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  *S"Steamers md ScoWs always available 'for  Excursion. Tov.Lng and Treightihg Business.  Storage Aco'ohi'i6d'atioh"bn Co.'s'wi'iarf:  Telephone '.A.  odatioh"  IV. F. TOI'i'I.V*'.'siitiiaUcr.  P. O. Box 771.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IEOfl WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  sou:  >n\[iA<;n;i:i;j*s or hik  ndall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wo keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such, as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rnhher 'Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Luoricants, etc.  HOISTING EMOTES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.   CART2VSEL,-        J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  E OLD RELIA  ������. f^STILL TO THE  FRONT!  BAKER STREET,   Jl_-J  nelson,bo.     tii^-NO   FEAR   OF  FAMINE!  ������  We have on hand several tons of first-class Hams, Bacon ami Butter; Also  car loads of Flour, Sugar, Salt Fish, Canned Meats, Etc. Whilst for the refreshment ol the inner man Ave have Bass and Allsopp's Pale Ale, Schlitz Beer,  Guinness' Stout,. Walker's celebrated brands of Canadian Whiskey, also the finest  brands of Imported Wirres, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.  'S  ACIKN'l'S i-ou  Hiram Walker & Son's       Jos. Schlitz JJr'ewing Co.  Distillers "Milwaukee, U. s.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  .Manitoba  P. O. hox 69.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE &  Telephone 24  CO.  S, E. corner Baker and ���������.Josephine streets,  NJKLSON, U. a  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Kelson property.     Collections made.    Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handlcdon Commission.  NEW SUITINGS.  _NEW_TKO-TTSERINGS.-  Fred. J.  Squire,  the Nelson ^ajlor^ has just  received a[ large, consignment of  OO  Call and inspect the New   Patterns  an'd Styles.  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  UjAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE NH&*  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   bF  ���������^A--SilV'e'p*ii/:apef--sKb-w-li iif -Irkfe  ... ('  Warerooi^ts   of  er.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKEH   STREET, NELSON.   B. O.


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