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 ' The Mines In  KuolciiiO' ace Anion;;  (he Ulvliesl   In  America.  THE  INER  mv/#vi  KUVE Ufiftj  i,-*^'8*#  AUG  1  18b*  The Ores are  t'iKh.Cirailc in ('old,'  Silver,  C:>;>������������;r,  jihi!  M'utl.  Whole Number 205.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  July 21,   1894.  Price Five Cents.  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES OF METALS.  New Yotik, July 20, 189-1.  Silver 62%.  Lead 3.10.  Owing to'some interruption to tlie telegraph service we were unable'to given  silver quotation last week. '1 he price of  silver the week before (('Mi July) was 62*4-  NEW  nF.NY.Krt.  A large body of high grade ore has been  struck on the Wellington claim.  \  *  , NAKUSP.  Sam Hill, the man who is accused of  8hootiug Cultus Jim, an Indian, several  weeks ago, has been admitted tobailin the  sum of $2,500.  A trail to Barton City, the new town on  the Cariboo Creek diggings, is being made  by the government at a cost of 8500.  At Cariboo Creek the water is still too  high for much work to be done and men  are squatting on their claims fighting mos-  quitos. Several good looking pieces pf  quartz float have been found aud exhibited  in Nakusp.  Mr. C. D. Porter of Spokane came in on  Wednesday night's train and left again  his morning for Spokane.  Mr. R. E. McConnell, of the Dominion  Geological Survey, arrived from Ottawa  with his assistants on Saturday last and  left again for the Slocan by the Ainsworth  ou Wednesday.  The sulvject of the address at the  Methodist church to-morrow morning  will be "Union the Basis of Strength  and of Success." In (he evening the  subject will be "The Richest Vein ever  Struck in Kootenay or anywhere else."  The services will be as usual at 11 u. ni.~  and 7.30 p. rn. in the schoolroom.  The moonlight excursion to Pilot Bay  last, night was very well attended, upwards  of 150 people availing themselves of the opportunity to take a delightful trip. On  arrival at Pilot Bay a large room in the  old hotel was found decorated and ready  for dancing. Several visitors had found  their way down from Ainsworth aud other  towns ou the lake, and a most enjoyable  evening was passed. Refreshments were  ���������provided by Mr. Hendryx and other residents at Pilot Bay. The party got back to  Nelson about 3 a.m., and the affair should  result in a considerable addition to the  school funds.  The warehouse of the Standard Oil Co.  at Glcuboro, Man., was struch by lightning  and totally destroyed.  The Ontario government is about to  purchase two diamond drills for exploration purposes. One will be kept at Toronto and the other at Rat Portage.  The Hon. Mr. Sutter, representative of  New South  Wales at tho Colonial Con  presented' a   photograph   of  feet by two, to 'the Earl of  in tbe air. Mr. Bowman of the Tremont  has an idea of fixing the island up for  campers, hut until there is some assurance  of its remaining where it now is, it will  hardly be occupied by any tenants.  WANETA.  July "19, 189-1.  (From our own correspondent.)  Steady work is going on at Trail Creek  mines. The camp has uoav a pay-list of  some $5000 per month, and the new town  of Thompson is reaping the benefit. The  population numbers at least 150 persons  and there appears to be the usual, lavish-  ness in the spending of wages incident to a  successful mining camp. Col. Peyton returned to the Le Roi on Wednesday aud reports everything proceeding to his satisfaction.  The unfortunate litigation between the  proprietors of the Nickle Plate is retarding  the development of one of the finest.prop;  erties0in the district:  Fred. Ritchie is now engaged in the survey of the claims around the O.K. on Sheep  Creek and expects to be occupied fully six  weeks longer." -  On the Salmon River the opening of the  placer mining season has not been accompanied by any- particular activity. Mr.  Litchfield, who has bought the Homestake  claim from R. Downs, is, however, carefully  prospecting the claim ou a large scale with  aj*'ew to putting in pumpiug machinery if  justified. Mr. Litchfield was managing for  Messrs. Gorkow, Sutro & McCormick on  their placer claims. Work has, however,  been shut down waiting Ihe return of Mr.  Gorkosv with further capital.  The track of the R & F. S. railroad is  now in good running order,, and the run is  often made in two hours. = On the S. I*. <fe  N. the road will be completed to Northport  fnexl week, which will save .the long haul of  freight by wagon at the Seven Devils. Only  a small handful of men are at work on the  serious damage near here and there is little,  chance of the services of the. steamer being  dispensed with for months to come. The  greatest difficulty is experienced in finding  funds to pay the wages, the cost of repairs  being estimated at some $50,000 or .S60,000.  The labor in the soft sand which fills the  air and in the intense heat is most trying,  but plenty of men are found in the States  to take tho job at $1.50 per day, receiving  at the month's end a time check for 60 or  90 days, which they cash at a discount of  IJ'Or 12^ per cent.  PROVINCIAL   NEWS.  The trial of Hugh Lynn for the murder of Green and Taylor at Savory  Island last fall was begun at Vancouver  on Tuesday hist.  At New Westminster some one obtained access to the ballot boxes that  were awaiting the final count and spoilt  4dr votes that had been recorded for Mr.  Kitchen at. Chilliwack. The deed was  discovered when the other ballot boxes  were brought in before the final count.  Mr. Kitchen only won his seat by 23  and if the spoiling of these 44 papers is  allowed to stand it would result in the  election of Mr*. Cawley, the government  candidate. That gentleman, however,  repudiates the deed and has petitioned  the Lieut.-Governor to validate the  spoilt papers.  - The ups and downs of a miner's life  are well illustrated, says the Colonist, in  the career of William Barker, for whom  the town of Barkerville was named, and  whose funeral takes place to-day from  the Old Men's Home, where for months  he has lain  seriously ill.    The  deceased  fereucc, has  Sydney, six  Aberdeen.  In Quebec the immigration officers have  received the names of 300 anarchists who  will attempt to land in Canada. A wide  look out for them will be kept and they  will be sent back to Europe if detected.  Albert Spring's hotel, Missisquoi Bay,  Lake Champlain, has been completely destroyed by fire. Sixty' guests barely escaping with their lives and lost all-their belongings. ���������;,  The firm of Tasse, Wood & Co., cigar  manufacturers, Montreal, have beenrdbbed  of about 25,000 cigars by two shipping  clerks who stole them from the warehouse  and sold them to retail- dealers in the city.  In addition to the large shipments of  lumber from British Columbia, deals are  being shipped from Quebec to Australia.  Theie are no soft woods in the southern  continent.  Lord Randolph Churchill and his wife  are expected to arrive in a few days at  Mont:eal where they will be the guests  of Sir William Van Home. They intend  to make an extended tour of Canada  and it is possible that they will visit  Nelson.  A report has reached Winnipeg that a1  mishap had befallen Tyrrell's exploring  party, which left Winnipeg three weeks  ago to explore the barren lands in the  north. The report states that all the gear  and instruments carried in canoes had  been lost by a capsize iri portaging a river,  and that Tyrrell aud his companions had a  narrow escape from drowning. Most of  their provisions were also lost.  A sensational abortion case will come  before the courte at Montreal shortly. The  police magistrate was called from the. police  court last week to take tbe dying deposition  of Louise Davis, a young French Canadian  woman, who._.confessed having undergone  an abortion.- "Th  close the facts of the confession until fur  ther proceedings are taken.   The party ira  was a native of Cornwall,  and in  early i plicated is said to be a prominent, member  by  B.  MINING TRANSFERS.  . ,* NKU'   DI'NVEH.  July 1th.���������"Mocking Bird,"���������Sale  A. Sproat of F. Mallerby interest to  Squire.  July 4th.���������"Argosy,"���������J. Delaney to  A. S. Reed, the Avhole, $300.  July 4th.���������"Saturn,"���������R. J.  Jennings  to E. L. Tate, -A interest, $200..  July 6th.���������Alamo, Ivy Leaf, J interest,  Twin Lakes. N. D. Moore gives notice  that he is acting as agent for A. B.  Humphreys, L. A. Moore, J. G. Wil-  . Hams, J. Cox, J������ L. Washburn, S. T.  Michaud and M. H. Butehart. with  liberty to transfer to Alamo Mining Co.  without consultation.  July 7th.���������"Western,"���������R.   J.  Kirk-  wood to Hann, h interest, $200.  July 9th.���������" Corbett,"���������E. S. Steele to  name not given, $ interest, $700.  life a sailor; he came to British  Coliim-j  bia in'5S, one of his shipmates on the;  long  voyage  round  being I he veteran j  Robert Ridley,   who also  shared  with j  hi in the advent ores and varying fortunes :  of his life in the mines.   Tn  partnership:  with the late Bob Dexter,   Barkers profits for a few months ran into thousands  of dollars a day, bur so free was he wiih :  his money that be saved nothing for his ',  declining years.    To  "Bill  Barker"  be-1  longed  the  honor of sinking  the fiist  shaft "below tlie canyon," and at "one  time his fortune was counted by  ihe  hundreds of thousands.  sensational develop-  KELSON.  July 16th.���������" May and Jennie" . (on  Forty-nine Creek) W. P. Robinson (sheriff)  to John Campbell and John Paterson, S105.  "Sundown,"���������An toine J. Beeker to George  H. Colwell, yz interest, SI. "Sundown"���������  Geo. H. Colwell bonds five-sixth interest  to C. N. Park, ������10,000.  LOCAL  NEWS.  Birth.���������At Nelson, July 18th, the wife  of John Scoley of a son. .   -  Services will.be   held  in the English  church to-morrow at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p.m.  News has just come from Camp Mc-  Ivinneythattheiesultsof the~operations"  on the Amelia and Cariboo, quartz  claims which, after lying idle for seven  years, had work started on them this  spring, are proving extremely satisfactory. They are, owned by Monaghan,  King, Macaulay & Co., who have a ten  stamp mill erected, with ore-crusher  nnd concentrator of the latest pattern,  and are now arranging to put in Frno  vanneis. The ore is free milling gold,  and the results of the clean-ups have  been wonderfully good. A depth of 200  feet has been reached, 4he ore steadily*  increasing rn richness. At Fair view,  the Morning Star1 is showing up a, large  body., of-paying free milling'gold ore,  nnd altogether thc outlook in the district is remarkably bright.  The destruction of I hreo bridges over  tlie Kettle river- by the floods did  riot,  long  inconvenience the settlers,   as   at i  once   steps    were   taken   to   construct!  ferries to   facilitate   traffic.     The   old i     - ���������        .  steamer- Okanagan  on  Okanagan   Lake ! Uvo "-**i'tcnes ut <id0  is being fitted  up to run  on   Dog lake i  to the south.    A new steamer is being  constructed    by   Mr.   Cousens   to  run  from   Okanagan lake   to. Dog lake to  connect with   the steamer  Okanagan.  This-will"with the steamer Aberdeen  make unbroken steamer connection from  Okanagan Landing to the Falls.    With-  the construction of the wagon road the  main trunk road from Okanagan Falls  to Boundary creek will open  up .connection with the interior,  and give an  inlet arid outlet for settlers in bringing  the trade to the Canadian side.���������Colonist.  of parliament,   and  merits are expected.  In the- supplementary estimates which  were brought down at Ottawa on the  12th, are the following items: Victoria  Drill Hall, $5000; Victoria post office,  $5-1,(11)0; Quarantine station, $10,000:  Protection of banks of- river at Golden,  $500: East Kootenay, river improvements between Canal Flat and Fort  Steele, $5000. Columbia River, protection works at Ri-volsioke (government  of B. C. to contribute a like amount,)  $5000. Fraser River, $5000: Ashcroft  and Barkerville Telegraph, line, $1000;  Indian girl school, Alberni, $1500; Indirs-  "tT'iall5clToonctrLyttoh;_$50(.K)"rclmich~(if  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  At last advices GO new cases of cholera  were reported in St. Petersburg in one day,  seventeen of which proved fatal.  Lord Russell of Killowen, better  known as'Sir Charles Russell, has succeeded Lord Coleridge as Lord Chief  Justice of England.  At Chicago a caisson of artillery exploded on the Grand Boulevard, killed two  artillerymen aud one trooper instantly and  wounded many others. The ammunition  which blew up was shrapnel aud other  shell and cartridges carried in chests in  the gun limbe;s.  Pendergast, the assassin of Mayor  Harrison at Chicago, has at last been  proved sane and hung as he deserved to  be. lie committed the minder in October last and it. has thus taken about  nine months to hang him for it.  In view of the sudden influx of anarchists to England, Lord Salisbury has  introduced an Alien's Bill giving the  Home Secretary power to expel any  foreigner at his discretion. The bill is  at present under, the consideration of  the Cabinet.  A powerful syndicate has been started  in London to organize an exhibition  which shall totally eclipse the World's  Fair at Chicago. Old England is waking  up. She already has a tower- that overtops the Eiffel, and a "wheel" about  twice as big as the Ferris wheel. There  is life (and plenty of it) in the old dog  yet.  W. Smith was held up and robbed of  842 at 11 o'clock on the night ot July 7th  at Yakima by two masked men in the  vicinity of Paul's lumber yard. One man  threw his arms around him while the  other choked him. Both wore masks and  were strong, heavy7 men. There is no cine  as yet, Smith having" just notified the  police.  The passenger steamer Vladimir, bound  from Sebastopol for Odessa, came iuto  collision   with   an   Italian   steamer   near  ia, ou.the west-  The Vladimir  was so badly injured that she sa-;k. Some  of the passengers were saved, but fully 75  persons were drowned. The name of the  Italian steamer is the Columbia.  authorities .refuse-i.6 dis-   Eupatoria, a town of  Rusi  ern coast of the Crimea.  England hospital at Lytton, $400; Industrial school at Williams' Lake, $2000;  Judges circuit allowances,. $500 (additional); Drill Hall at New Westminster,  $5000.  The Canadian team of Riflemen at Bisley  have made a good beginning. A telegram  to the Toronto Empire says: There was  very gocd shooting iu spite .-of the variable  winds and rain, which fell during a great  part of the afternoon. In the Jeffrey prize  contest, two Canadian?, l'te. Milligan, of  the 48th, Pte. Ilayhurst. of the 13th, made  .'���������! the highest possible, which is remarkably  1 good shooting at 500 yards under adverse  circumstances, and to make it still better  Pt'e. Milhgan followed it up with three  "bulls" to decide the tie. ." There were no  less than four other Canadians who made  scores of 34 in this match. Quartermaster-  Sergeant Og'g, of the Uuelph Field Ba't-  terv, did roraarkablv well," scoring 34 iu  and 300 yards, aud 31  iu another at 200 yards. In the second  match referred to two others, Sergeant-  Major Case, of Halifax, and Staff-Sergeant  King, of the 45th, also made 34 each, and,  strange to say, in the Association Cup contest, they made exactly-the.same scores.  Altogether it must be admitted that the  Canadians have done well for a start.  CANADIAN  NEWS.  Assays   of ore taken near Mannora,  Ontario, give $94 of gold to the ton.  It is reported that gold has been found  near Nappan.  a visit to British Columbia.  The prorogation of the Dominion  Parliament at Ottawa was expected to  take place on Wednesday last.  A'bus proprietor in Toronto has been  summoned for running his vehicle, on  Sunday.  The Toronto World is responsible for  the following remarkable story: A mina-  ture cyclone which passed over Peterboro' a  few days ago had a most singular- and  startling effect on the centre of the three  islands in the channel of Stoney = Lake,  about a half mile from Lakefield. Shortly  after the storm had subsided the island  was observed by the villagers to be slowlv  U-A  ship's   carpenter   named  Thomas' J. |  Bowes, who was a boarder at  a  lodging-  house ou the co-iier of,.. Fourth  and Blnx-  i ome streets, San Francisco, suddenly, left  ] the   .dining-room   one   night   last   week,  j saying ho was ill.    He went into  tlie  bar-  i room aud took a drink, and in a minute or  ! two was seen to stagger into a small  card-  room off the saloon.    Friends went  to his  assistance, but when they  reached Bowes,  he was dead.  Erastus Wiman has been admitted to  bail in the sum of $30,000. It has always  beon-snpposed-that-there���������ia--mbre-in-this,  case than meets the eye, .and it is expected  that'very sensational facts will" shortly  come out. Mr. Wellman, the prosecuting  counsel is- a debtor to Mr. Wiman for  several thousand dollars and was at one  time on very intimate terms with him. It  was supposed that Erastus Wiman's  daughter would become Mrs. Wellman.  Lord Rosebery, in his reply to the  letter sent him by the Anti-Gambling  League, protesting against horse racing,  says: "My position is simply this:  Like Cromwell,, whose official position  was higher than mine, and the strictness  of whose principles cannot be questioned, 1 possess a few racehorses, and I am  glad when one of these happens to be a  good one." '  ���������  The Prince of Wales' Yacht Britannia  is beating tbe American Yacht Vigilant  every time she meets her. On the 10th  she beat her easily over1 a 50-mile course  on the Clyde, and on the next day she  beat her again by 21 minutes 21 seconds  actual timi', and 24-ininut.es 21 seconds  corrected time. There is little doubt  that the Prince owns tho fastest yacht  in the world. The Britannia has now  beaten the Vigilant six times in succession.  John   Calderwood,    president   of    the  miners' union at Cripple Creek, for  whom  the authorities have been .lookiug"  ever  since .the troubles there,  surrendered  at  Colorado Springs to Under Sheriff Brisbau.  Calderwood has been in hiding in Denver  ever since he came here with Governor  Waite, at which  time all trace of him was  i lost.   He was admitted to bail in  the sum  | of ������5,000, and went to his. home in Crip-  ! pie Creek.   Calderwood  is  charged with  There are contradictory reports goiug  about as to the health of "the Pope. It is  said in Vienna that his position is alarming  and tbe cardiuals have been warned to be  ready to repair to Rome tit a moment's  notice. On the other hand from Home  itself comes the news that iu suite of the  unusual heat His Holiness is iu good  health. He is reported to be much exercised at the spread of anarchy in Europe  and rioting in America, Great precautions  are taken to prevent the possibility of a  bomb outrage at the Vatican. ���������Pope Leo  XIII. was born at Carpioulo in March  1810, and is consequently iu  his 85th year.  An outrage has just been committed on -���������  two ladies, me'mbe s of the American Mission to China,  at Canton.   Miss Brember   .  aud   Miss   Halverston    were   walking in  Hon am when   they  came  across  a  dying  Chinaman.    The   two ladies  at once did  what they could.    One  fetched  a  cup of  tea, which she ^ave to  the man while the  other held a smelling bottle to his nose. In  spite of their well  meant efforts  the man  died.    A crowd collected aud the-"foreign.,  devils"  were accused   of poisoi.ing   him/  The ladies  were set upon  and were only,  rescued wounded arid naked by some members of the. customs staff.  At Oakland on July 10,   shortly   after  noon, a freight train was started from  tho  yards on the mole.   At the seventh  street  crossing the non-union  men in charge  of .  the train found themselves at the mercy of  a mob of strikers.   The strikers managed  to climb aboard,and cut the airbrake. The  train was stalled and the rioters, who soon  swarmed about, had drawn  all the coupling pins.   Then a troop of cavalry  and  a  company of: infantry  cam3 down  on   the  mob.    The cavalrymou  used  their  sabres  and clubbed with their pistols and the foot  soldiers,  prodded freely  with   their bayonets.   In  the struggle  two  shots   were  fired by the. soldiers,  though no one  was  hit.     The strikers were   fiuallv   put   to  flight-  As the Prince and Princess of "AVales  were driving  in an  open  carriage near  London the other day, they were somewhat  alarmed, in  view  of the  present  anarchist outrages, when a man  rushed  violently7 from the crowd and  hurled a  parcel into their carriage. When opened  it was found   to contain   nothing  but a'  hunch of flowers.  The man was arrested  and.explained'that he had. no  intention,  of ahuming  the  royal  couple,   but had  only  meant  to   present   the flowers to  them.     In   the   present,  state  of  public  feeling   in   England   in   the  matter  of  anarchist outrages,, people  will do   well  to refrain from   playing  practical jokes  of this kind on two such public favourites  as the Prince and Princess..  but steadily moving   towards the   shore   -    ...     ,        , -,        ,  with the current, and to the astonishment [ incitin������ to not, murder, etc.  of all it presently moorud itself about 40 [    The. murder of President Carnot, and  or   50    yards   from   the   wharf,   directly j the attempt on the life ot Siguor Crispi,  ThpTTnn  w  rom-iPi. ���������;il clWMi, ������ -   opposite the Tremont House.    The island ; the Italian Prime Minister,   were  deter-  ihfi-*^JV,:^"^Z} Sh������tly pa>7   bas always heretofore been-regarded  as a I mined on at Cette,  a small  seaport  in  fixture, and .is composed of seemingly.; France ou the Gulf of Lyons. Cette is  solid ground, on which is a luxuriant: frequented by foreigners. of all" kinds,  growth of grass. No one can understand or ; Italians, Greeks, Spaniards and Maltese,  attempt to explain the phenomenon though i and forms a very convenient place for  the internal arrangements of the island the ��������� scoundrels of all nations. It is  must have been out of cear for some time. ��������� naturally closely watched by the police,  as lately waterspouts have been noticed who are much blamed for their careless-  rising from it to quite a considerable height  ness in not spotting these plots.  Russia does not, appear to-favor the  prospect, of Corea falling into the hands  oi* Japan. She prefers the peninsula to.  remain under the present weak and  semi-independent government. Russia  has at present no.harbors on the Pacific  that are not frozen in the winter and +~  has for long had her eye on securing the  required accommodation by means of  an alliance with Corea. In order to  check.the Russian advances, England it  -is-said���������is���������inclined-to-'st andby^-jlapau;���������-  Within the last month there have been  two incidents either of which might  have brought on a war. Trie-settlement  of affairs in Morocco was one, the Congo Treaty another. And now here is a  third. All small things in their way  and always with England on one side  and France and Russia oh the other.  Mr. Kcir Hardie,. Socialist aud Labor  agitator, seems to have .made a fool of himself in the  House.of Commons  over  the  vote "of congratulation to the Quoenon the  birth of. her great grandson. He is reported  as follows:   James Keir Hardie frequently ,  interrupted   the   Chancellor   of   the   Ex"- _  chequer during ins introduction of the mo- *"  .tion of congratulation tothe Queen on the .  birth of a son to the Duke of I'ork, which,  | he said, elevated lo importance-an event of  i every day uccunence. When thc House  : ol" Commons, representing Ihe nation, weie  1 asked to join  in such congratulations, it  was not calculated to raise the dignity of  the members in. the eyes of the nation, and  | he, therefore, protested against the motion.  i It was also unworthy of the House of Com-  j mons that a Cabinet" Minister, a member of  \ the House, should be present on such oc-  ; casions. The custom was a . relic of "the  ! past and ought to be abandoned. It was a.  | matter of small cbuce.rn to him whether.the  , future monarch was .a genuine article or  I spurious.    He also referred to the Duke of  York's alleged morganatic marriage.  *���������     Cries of "Order!"    "Withdraw!" etc.  '     Mr. Hardie declined  to withdraw his re-  i marks and continued saying that he had a  , right to ask  what particular, blessing the  : Royal  Family   had   conferred   upon  the  nation that the House should be asked to  take part in this motion.  i    Col. Sanderson moved   that the House  : refuse to hear Mr. Hardie any further.  Mr.  Hardie,   resuming,   alluded  to  the  ' Prince of Wales as being sometimes seen  in the gallery of the House and sometimes  , on the race track.  The Speakerdirected Mr. Hardie to con-  ; fine his remarks to the resolution.  Mr. Hardie then challenged a division on  the motion.  , The House was cleared and the motion  ; reptv, when it was carried without a di-  . vision. THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 21,  1894.  I' !  li'i  MINING REPORT.  The annual meeting of the British  Columbia Board of Trade was held at  Victoria on Friday 13th. The following  is an extract from the annual report  dealing wit'll  .MIXING.  The output of coal during the year  1893 was 078,291 tons, against 820,355  tons during the previous year. The  exports weie 76S.917 tons, and the  balance was consumed locally. Our  coal retains its hold on the San Francisco market and 490,079 tons were  taken by that city during the last year1.  The mines gave" employment to 2,844  hands, and the miners earned from $2.75  to $5.00 per clay. The excellent relations  existing between the owners and  miners and the practically unlimited  supply of coal of high grade quality are  most hopeful  conditions for the  future  grosperity of this industry, and when  usiness improves in our foreign markets a much larger output from our  mines may be expected.  During the year 1893 there were 1,247  persons engaged in gold mining in the  province, earning wages ranging from  ������1,50 to $4.50 per day. Tho gold output  was valued at $353,355,0u; ihe Cariboo  district contributed $202,000.00 of this  sum. The mines are worked principally  by sluices, but there are also some hydraulic workings and in some mines  shafts and tunnels have been sunk.  Owing to the prospect of Cariboo being  opened by a railway at no distant date,  the goldfields there are receiving more  attention; large sums of money have  recently been expended on modern  mining machinery, and an increase of  theCariboo gold output may be expected.  Several applications for leases have been  franted for dredging  for   gold   in  the  raser and   Thompson    rivers,    which  enterprises   will    be   prosecuted    with  special  machinery; this  being the first  mining of the kind  attempted   in  the.  province, the result is  looked for with  interest.     At Big" Bend   the gold producing ores are receiving the attention  of capitalists, but the excessive cost, of  getting hydraulic machinery and  stores  retards  operations.-    From  a mine in  West Kootenay $6,000.value of gol"i was  taken out from 200 tons of ore;  and-in  another mine $4,000 worth of goni   was  extracted in one week by  "���������'.-..;��������� of a  hand mortar only.   Many  p,a������.ei- mines  have been located ou the Salmon and  Pend   d'Oreille   rivers,  and 21   mining  leases have been granted.   It is expected  that hydraulic machinery will soon be  in operation on  the last   named river.  On Vancouver Island prospecting   for  gold continues,  principally in  the Alberni district,  where   in   some of   the  claims .substantial   development   Avork  will be carried out during  the summer.  The West Kootenay district has given  further evidence of its richness,  principally in  silver    bearing ores.     During  1893,,1,337 niining claims  were recorded  and 1,167 transfers were made. Between  December 12th, 1893, and May 31st, 1.S94,  5*374 tons of ore  were  exported, (principally fro iri Slocan mines),   to Swansea  and to the   United States,  the declared  average    value   for   customs   pur-poses  being $120 per   ton.      All.  the Slocan  mines have been  discovered  since 1891,  and   with   few  exceptions   every  mine  located     there * has   improved " as    it  has been developed, the veins becoming  stronger as they went deeper.   In 1893  jthe rnines_gave_empjoyjnerit to_225_ni.en._  Transportation of orohas been effected  with great difficulty and at great cost,  but these disadvantages will  be greatly  reduced in-the near future  through the  construction of railways  in the  mining  districts.     On  Toad  mountain  and  iri  other divisions of West Kootenay, some  ��������� mines have been  worked'with what is  believed to be satisfactory results.    Itis  expected that the smelting and refining  plant, mentioned  in  the board's report  for   1S92,   will    be   completed   and   in  operation before the close of this year".  The plant will comprise sampling works,  assay  ollice  and   laboratory,   roasters,  concent ralor.s,   smelters,   and   refinery  for-   the .treatment   of   both   lead  and  copper ores.   The location of this  plant.  ' is convenient for.the principal  mines of  West Kootenay'   and   it   is   hoped  that  the treatment of   ore   will   be at such  rates which   will  satisfy- mine owners  and result in the stoppage of  exports of  ore. The smelter enterprise is circulated  to "create a new  and  prosperous  era in  " this region, and  it is to  be hoped  that  those who.have put their capital in these  expensive works  will  reap  satisfactory  returns therefrom.    In the East Kootenay district,-355 free niining certificates  were issued and 3-17 mineral claims were  recordecTduring the  year"1893.    Several  of the discoveries in  this district carry-  copper and silver,   and   it is. probable  that these copper ores will be ruined to  .advantage   in   the   near-  future.     The  assays of thirteen specimens from dilfer-  . ent mines in the West Kootenay district  gave an   average of 207 ounces of silver  per ton and lead 5S per cent., 17 samples  from Slocan averaged .178 ounces silver  - per ton and 61 per .cent, of  lead.    From  Toad mountain specimens were'-assayed  which grive 444 ounces of silver per ton  arid 23^% ,of copper.    Notwithstanding  the   before   shown   development,   yet  owing to the general financial depression, supplemented by the depreciation  in silver many mines known to be rich  in that metal remain unworked.  LARSON V. NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD RAILWAY.  A very important appeal case involving a  large amount of money came up on appeal  in the Supreme court at Victoria on Fri-  NELSON  S  \m  ma  VhP)  n  ll^^V'llL  A  new Raihvay under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in      NAKUSP DAWSON and JiOBSON  Apply for Prices*. Maps, etc., to *  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  THREE  THE. terminus of. the iaidssp 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._  ���������FC.l PRICES and particulars apply to  CHARLES J. LOEWEN, REAL ESTATE Al MINING BROKER.  605 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B, C  day 13th. It is that of Larsen & Co. v.  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway and the  Manhattan Trust Company. This "was an  action to enforce a mechanics lien against  the railway and the undertaking generally,  claiming priority over the Manhattan  Trust Company, who are mortgagees. A  contract was entered into for building the  road on April 11, 1893, when the Manhattan Trust Company became mortgagees,  and the work was continued and finally  completed on or about January 10, 1894.  The Trust company did not register their  mortgage till Oct 5, 1893. The action was  -commenced7inthe-Couuty--court-in=.--Koot-:-  enay, March 5, 1S94, the County court now  having jurisdiction no matter the amount.  of the claim. The claim in ..this case is in  the neighborhood of $400,000. An appeal is  now proceeding before Mr. Justice Crease  and Mr. Justice McCreight. Mr. E. V.  Bodwell and Mr. A. E. McPhillips appear  for the plaintiffs, Peter Larsen & Co.; Mr.  ,G. H. Hunter for the defendant. The  plaintiffs are appealing from an order of  Judge Spinks made at Nelson, May-23,  1894, discharging the lien upon the ground  of non-compliance with the statute, iu that  the time the work was discontinued was  indefinitely stated; i. e. on or about the  10th Jan.., 1894,. when the statute called  for such time to be stated. Several other  grounds of objection were made by the defendant at tbe trial, but all were over-ruled  and held iu favour of the plaintiff. These  further grounds are being gone into on  appeal and the defendants will urge that  tbe railway as being declared a raihvay  for the general advantage of Canada,  under the act of 1893, is not subject to a  charge -lien, that being agaiust public  policy.  - -  The argument "occupied ail day and Mr.  Bodwell was still speaking when adjournment was taken. . He will be followed by,  Mr. McPhillips on the same side. . The  case comes on again and will take at least  one more day.���������Colonist.   .  PLAGUE IN  HONG KONG.  A special Renter message from Hong  Kong gives a realistic account" of the  state ot: affairs in that plague-stricken  island. The disease at first raged in  Canton,.and0the earliest cases were not  recognized as theplague," hut the medical authorities were on the alert, and as  soon as evidence of suspicious cases  of illness were brought in every possible  measure was taken to prevent the  malady from spreading. Iii the opinion  of the medical officers the disease is due  solely to the filth in which the poorer  Chinese live ana the want of water.  The consternation among the inhabitants of Hong Kong is very great. The  number of cases and deaths have increased from day to''day. The first  symptoms are intense fev.jr, with  swellings of the glands' of tlie groin,  armpit, and neck. Coma follows speedily  and death  ensues in  forty-eight  hours  or less.    When the attack  continues for  some   days   the patient frequently   recovers.     At   the present  time the percentage of   mortality is. about 60   pet-  cent.    There is great difficulty in obtaining coolies to remove the   bodies to the  cemetry, and the British police officers  have themselves frequently had to place  the blackened "corpses   iu   the   coffins.  Many of the Chinese sick also strongly  object to being taken ..to  the  hospitals.  The natives do little to help themselves,  an d _con fi u e_t h ei r^eli'o r ts_t o_parad i n g-th e-  streets night  and day,  carrying josses,  tiring off crackers,    and   burning  joss-  sticks to propitiate the malignant deities  of the pestilence.   At Canton the plague  is raging   fiercely.    The Viceroy,   the  Governor,.and all  the chief officials of  the place have offered sacrifices to the  evil spirits in the hope of staying the  ravages of the pestilence.    One feature  of ������ the   visitation   is   that the malady  attacks    animals,,   and- the   bodies   of.  21,000   rats   have    been   collected   and  buried. A striking story of the virulence  of the disease is told by a native paper.  In one house a family, of eight persons  died, and the.only survivor was a girl.  A thief broke into the house in search  of plunder,  and the~ girl promised him  that he could take everything in the  place if he would go and buy coffin's for  her   relatives  with   money   which   she  gave him.     When  the thief returned,,  having orderedl.he coffins, he found the  girl dead, and he himself fell a victim to  the plague while ransacking the house.���������  Weekly Sun.  THREE-FORKS  LOTS NOW FOR SALE!  PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY  $100 TO $1000  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard .R'y,  AM  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 close  connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay.I/ake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at .Marcus with stage  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays a.jd  Fridays.  TAX   NOTICE.  50 I'cr tout Itcliatc lo Builders.  E. O. CARPENTER, RESIDENT AGENT  T"E3:*R,"E3E   ���������F'O'R'KIS-  "VTOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  r^. .". the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under tlie "Assessment  Act," are now due .for thc, year 1891. -All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District arc pay  able at my office, Kaslo, 13. C.  Assessed Taxes arc collectable at thc following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1894:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-halt'of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land;  One-third of one per cent on personal pro-  -   perty.  One-half of one per cent on" income.  If paid "after June 30th, 1991:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two aud 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,  u Assessor and Collector  Jan,   nd 189L  c  ANADSAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST an.: to the EAST.  TICAIXS    TO   AXI>   FICON   XF.LSOX    J������AILV.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday ^veiling.  With  Steamer Cor Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and"\Vostbonnd through trains.  THROUGH Tickets Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No, Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining   ������U.tial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Dav UCftth-  es, Tourist   Sleeping   Cars  and   Free CaJCQ'lt  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, Ume.etc, vcalr  to nearest agent.  .1. JIUIIMOJV. Agent, Nelson,  Or to f'F.O. "Hd.. ICItOtVX,  ��������� District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAT.  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME TABLE NO. 4.  In I'llV.cl Thursday. ���������>���������������������������.>' Y&tou 1S!>4.  Revelstoke Route.  Steamer Columbia.  Connecting witli Canadian PaeilicRailway (**������������iin*.  Kino) for points East ami West.  Leaves  Revclsloke on Tuesdays and Kridays at  ���������- 3 a.m.  Loaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  .   8 ]). m,    'North tort Route, Steamer Columhja.  Connecting   at Northport   for   points   on . tho  Spokane Falls and Northern Railway.  Leaves Robson  Wednesdays and Saturdays at  ���������I a. in. ��������� '  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at  1 p. in. - ���������'    ���������   L���������Kaslo-Routet Steam er-Nelsoxv"-"-"^���������  o Leaves Nelson:, Tuesdays, at 3 p. m.; Wednos-  nesdavs, at 5.40 p". m.; 'Fridays, at 3 p. in.; Saturday.,, at 5.10 p. m. Connecting on Saturdays and  Wednesdays with Nclsoii & 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, in.  . ���������  Bonner's Ferry Route, Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Great Northern  Railway  for  points East and West.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's  Ferry via  Kaslo:  Saturdays at 5.10 p.m., Wednesdays at 5.40  p. m.  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry direct: Mondays  at (! a. m.," Thursdays at 0. a. in. >w  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo via Nclsoirab  2 a. in. on -Tuesdays and Fridays.  The Company reserves the right to change this.  schedule at any time without notice.  For-fiill   information   as to tickets,  rates etc.,  apply at the Company's oflices, Nelson, li; C.  T. Allan,     . J. W. Troui\  Secretary. "Manager  :*>������A*  Modern Equipment.   Koek-lJallast Hoaducd.  Attractive tours via Oulutlt and the Great  Lakes in connection with exclusively  passenger boats of Xorthern S.S. Co.  Direct Connection via Xelson Jk  Fort  Sliep������  pard Railway, at Spokane; and via  C. A K. S. X. C at IConner's   Ferry.   ���������'  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address: ������:  C. ������'. IHxon, G. A. P. I>.  Spokane, Wash.  F. I. Whitney,  ������. P. A T. A., St. Paul, Min  P. Casey. Agent  Bonners Ferry, I THE MINER, NELSON, B. G., SATURDAY, JULY 21/1894.  'vjltc Jtliner.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on. receipt of  hud dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of $3 per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /j 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  Ths Mine?! Printing & publishing Co.  nelson.  b.c.  THE ELECTIONS.  The cli'c'ii'ns are over and Mb. Hume  has been 1 (.'turned to represent our  district in the parliament at Victoria.  We congratulate Mr. Hume on his  success, v.'hich cannot tint be pleasing to  him, but wi' would remind him that lie  is returned because he is Frisij Hume  not because he approves or disapproves  of any line of policy at all. His elect ion  is simply a tribute to his personal popularity, and to-day he has the satisfaction  of being the most popular man in our  division of West. Kootenay. From the  reception the Premier . met with  throughout the district and especially  in"NoNon,itisplainthatheatidhisgov<'iT.-  nieut are still the favourites, and it was  only because they knew he could do the  Davie Government no harm that the  boys have sent Fred HuarE to play at  being a member of parliament for four  years.  We believe that if the Davits Government had been in jeopardy and there  was any danger of our losing the services of that short, thick-set little  hustler, who is yet a head and shoulder's  above all the rest, the ballot' boxes  would have told a .different tale. But  'by the time our election came off the  chances of the opposition obtaining a  majority in the house were so clearly  defeated, that the electors of West  Kootenay could well afford to indulge  themselves in the luxury of sending Mn.  Hume to Victoria simply because they  know that "He's a jolly good fellow."  That is the reputation he will take with  him and it is not one to be despised, and  if he will remember that, keep silent,  and leave politics severely alone, his  natural good qualities will probably  enable him to come back to Nelson at  the end of four years with the same  good reputation with which he left it.  . AVe do riot wish in any way to.belittle  Mr. Hume's victory, because our particular champion was beaten. We can  take our medicine standing and are free  to acknowledge "that it was a beating  '1 iitli no mistake about it. But we. wish  our'fellow citizens, in other parts of the  province to understand what is perfectly  clear here, ' that it was a victory for  Mr. Hume personally and not for any  of the principles of the opposition. We  say any of the principles of the  opposition because we wish to include  them all, and they are mightily different.  When the time comes for the opposition  to select their leader this will be apparent. But to put it .shortly politics, had  nothing whatever to do with Al:tt  Hume's election,' and if he chooses after  a month or two of parliamentary life ip  leave the hard, cold opposition benches  and slip into one of the cosy seats on  the government side of the house, very  few of his supporters will care and most  of them will heartily rejoice.  At the same timec the government  cannot ignore the principles under  which Mk. Hume's return was professedly secured as set forth in that precious  platform, of which its founders and  supporters must be heartily sick by this  time. The fourth clause of this document says that the government should  leave "to private enterprise the construction and operation of railways,  etc." Mk. Hume in accepting his nomination distinctly says that he -'will use"  his "best endeavors to carry out the  principles of the platform."   However  much it may be required we fancy that  the government will feel itself releived  of any obligation in the matter of the  Kaslo-Slocan Railway or any other  public works that may be desired in this  district. .Many things are sure to happen in four years in a district like this,  and it is by no means improbable that  many public works and even railways  may be required. Mk. Hume, as the  member representing the district, will  naturally have the pleasure of introducing the next deputation that goes  down to Victoria to the Premier. That  gentleman will receive them with his  customary urbanity, and producing a  a copy of their own platform, will  politely refer them to the "private  enterprise" of Mb. Hume and his principle supporters, who will doubtless be  in a position to finance any scheme for  the public good that may be brought  before them.  AVe are sorry for Kaslo. She did  what she could and we fancy that other  parts of thi'nisirict may ere long have  cause to 1 egiet the impulse which lead  them to forsake a government which  has done so much for thern and to put  their interests into the hands of an  opposition, without influence, without  friends, without even unity.  ganic matter in addition to any foulness  it'may have received at the railway.  Owing to the saiallness of the reservoir  the water is again denied the opportunity of using nature's purifiers, sun  and air, nor do men seem to have provided any filter bed even of the most  primitive kind. It is not too much to  say that the water supplied to Nelson is  rank poison, and is absolutely dangerous, especially to children. It may also  at any moment be the means of introducing an epidemic of typhoid or other  fever from which we have hitherto been  free. AVe are not at present prepared to  point out a remedy, but something  should be done, and we shall be glad to  receive and publish suggestions from  our readers. In the meantime we would  urge our citizens to boil and-filter the  water before using it.  JOHN BARNSLEY&CO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  GUNSMITHS m MACHINISTS  Importers ol* all kinds of EMIMSII AXI> AMEKM'AX FIKK AllHS AX1������  AHMI'MTIO.V. BASK BA1 Ii ������OOI������S, FISIIIM; TA4.KLK, ROUS, UlVXtiS,  KKYOLYEKS, MIXERS' GLASSES, COMPASSES, MU'XKTS, ETC. ���������   . .  ���������  0*RX3"E3*RS   "Bir   HA.JIl.TI-.   PROMPTLY   ^.TT*E!*N"I3*E3r)  TO.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  A    NOTE    OF    WARNING.  At this season of the year it is not un.  usual for individuals to be troubled with  diarrhatic complaints. In adults the results are severe indisposition and weakness, while to children the danger is  acute, death itself very frequently ending the trouble. This complaint, which  ocenrrs every summer, is well known  and is usually attributed to the drinking  of iced water and to the eating of fruit.  ; he latter may be responsible for it in a  slight degree, but the greatest blame  must be attached to the former, iced  waier. Il is not the ice, however, that  does the mischief. It is the water, itself  and the atoms it contains. AVe have  personally examined the water supply  of Nelson and have found a state, of  things existing, which is of the  gravest danger to the community at  large and especially to children. Nelson  has now grown out of the state of a  camp and has become a town. Many  people are coming to live here and the  number of settled families is very large.  It is necessary therefore to look into the  sanitary conditions of the town, and  especially into the water supply. AVe  have done that with the above stated  result.  Nelson is supplied with water from a  small dam situated on the hillside above  the town, scarcely large enough to sup"  ply water for the quenching of one firep  The dam or reservoir; is supplied not by.  PULLING TOGETHER.  During the latter part of his canvass  Mb.   Hume   has.aviiled   himself very  largely   of  the services of Mk.   R. D,  Kebr of New  Denver as a speaker and  advocate.    We believe we are correct in  saying that Mr. Kerb has only been in  this country about eighteen months. He  is the rawest of the  raw,  the tenderest  of tender-feet, the newest of new chums.  He perfectly reeks i>f the old country  from the northern purtof which he hails,  and he is the compietest possible specimen of that race  which Mb. Hume and  his supporters said ought not to have any  hand in the affairs of British Columbia.  This province is  in their eyes a land of  milk and honey in which Eastern Canadians only have a right to share.   They  are the chosen people for whom this fair  land waited so many years,  and  they  severely resent the interference of Philistines from across the seas to divide the  spoil with them, and 1 hey look upon the  unfortunate who eiiancus to be. born in  the country as an interloper of the worst  kind.    At least this was the state of  things that existed a few weeks ago.  AVe trust it is altered now. In accepting  Mk. Kerr's services and relying on his  abilities, Mb.  Hume has held out the  olive branch.    It is a graceful beginning  to his political career and is entirely in  keeping with   his   character  for good-  fellowship and kindliness of heart. Englishmen, Australians ;and Britons of all  sorts will accept the omen.    In Ottawa  big wigs from  all parts" of the Empire  have just been sitting in solemn council  trying to do something and seem to have  failed.    Let us show them and the rest  of our fellow  countrymen  all over the  world that we can still  "pull,  pull together," and that  when Britishers do  pull together,  the country which feels  the force of their energies goes up tothe  top and sticks, there. ^ .___! ___^ li_  a spring, but by a small stream of water  which rises far up the hill above the  raihvay line. AVhen it was first put in  the railway did not exist, and the water  was not much worse than any ordinary  creek water. In the earlier days of this  town, too, there were probably few water-  drinkers, and those who used any of it  probably took the precaution of mixing  a certain amount of whiskey with it before drinking it, a fairly safe precaution,  though probably the whiskey was not  added for sanitary reasons. But times  are changed. A railway has been built  across the little creek that supplies the  dam and many people have come to live  amongst us that drink water without  whiskey in it. The stream "crosses the  railway line some.few yards to the eastwards of the station and is used to fill  the tank for supplying the engine. Near  this tank are the privies, the overflow of  which finds its way entirely into the  creek that supplies the town with water.  In addition to any foul matter that thus  finds its way into the stream, there are  the shacks where, the employes of the  line have their meals. -The whole"of  the drainage from.these also comes down  to the reservoir. It is scarcely necessary  to dwell on these facts. They are enough  of themselves. But it is as well to remember that these danger spots are  situated at, a railway station and that  the germs of typhoid fever, bacilli us they  are called, are more likely to be brought  in from the outside and deposited there           than anywhere else.   But this is not all. i __ ~  The stream on its course down to the j Q JJQICE APPLES"  reservoir, is not an open rivulet falling '  over a clean, gravelly bed and exposing  itself to the cleansing influences of sun  and air. It runs almost entirely through  a swamp, and is thickly overhung with  willow, alder, and other scrub, and arrives at the reservoir loaded with or-  Mr. J. R. Anderson, of the Agricultural Department of B. C��������� has beeu  requested to send a collection of small  samples of ores from the AVest Kootenay  mines to the Technological Museum of  Sydney, New South AVales.  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  forward them to Mr. Anderson.  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  IXSIIKAXCE and ��������� - ���������  commission A������;i'-\T.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B. C.  The sitting of the Courts of Assize,  Nisi Prius, and Oyer and Terminer, advertised to be held at Nelson on Tuesday,  19th June, 1891,, is hereby postponed  until further notice.  T. H. G1FF1N,  R gistrar.  Nelson, 15th June. 1S9!.  THE   END   OF   IT  The colonial conference at Ottawa is over  and the results, as far as the meagre telegrams tell us, are practically nil. "For  some reason or other the press was excluded  from the meetings. It is difficult to,.see  the reason of this. The conference was  there to discuss matters of interest to the  whole Empire, and there can be no real  reason whythe Empire should not know  what went on. As it is, it appears that the  exclusiou or reporters lias saved the public  from having their daily papers filled*"with  columns of nonsense which meaos nothing-  We shall be very much surprised if auy.  thing comes out of this conference, but we  would Avarn the men who come from the  uttermost parts of the-earth to attend it,  that the press will not put iip with being  muzzled any more here in Canada than it  will in Australasia, as. .some of them ought  to know well enough.  "jyr   s. dav vd.  mining engineer,  and assayer.  Offices Victoria Street.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITAL (nil n������i������l un), $12,000,000  REST,       ....       6,000,000  Sir DOrTALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon .Branch: N- W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets-  NELSON, B. C.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  "UEM4ML.  "C*1    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coroner vou West Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street.  Nelson, B.C.  "P|    LaBAU,   M. D.,  PnYSICIAN AND SUKGEOX,  Rooms i3 and 1,   Houston Block,  Nelson,' B.C.  Telephone  42.  On"another page will be found there-  port on mining read before the annual  meeting of the Board of Trade of British  Columbia., This report very clearly sets  forth what has actually been done in mining during the past yeur, which is a very  much better wav of putting oui- resources  before the ������world than," by. publishing a  highly colored description of what is going  to be done.  LOEWENBERG & CO,  ���������successors to���������  J. A. T.0CATON & CD.  VICTORIA, B. C.  Iiiinorlers ami Wholesale, Healers in  . . CLOCKS.      WATCIII'S.     .IKWKI.KY,  . . ClJTM'ltY,   ril'KS,   TOUA������< OVIST'S  . . SI.MHtlKS,   FANCY   COOItS,   lll'.VS  . . 11 HMSIIIXi;s :=--   Buy   and  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and  Cable  Transfers..  Grant commerical and traveller's credits, av il  able in any part of tho world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Hate of interest at present 3i per cent.  BANK OF  IMPERIAL GERMAN   CONSULATE.  ' (i)  CHARLES SANSOM  CUSTOMS BROKER  GENERAL AGENT.  P. O. BOX 24.  Nelson, b. c.   '~ (Iricorporatccl-by-KoyalXlfaffe*r7T86a.) "   (JAI'ITAI, (iiahl 1111I, ������<;������<>,IMX>    .     $,',fl:������0,000  (With power to   ncrcasc.)  ItKSKUVi: FUXII, *,'M>,000      .    ..     1,265,333  ]N"ELSO"N",- "B*R^.*ISrC-E3:_  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  *B"R-A."ISrC"E3:"E!S =  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Wcstmin  ster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.   - "  U.vitkii Status���������Kim Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, "LONDON.  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canndian Bank  of  Commerce  and  branches: Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches: imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson's Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canndian Bank of  Commerce, NowYoi-k;  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane, -  S  VVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Dki-osits received at $.1 and upwards, and'  interest allowed (present rate) at, 34 per cent,  per annum. "  GRANGE -V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17, ISO.'). Agent.  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE.  JII.VKKAL ACT.  IS!)0.  c-ll- .,,  " ,-,        ,    r,       , -,, ' "VTOTICE   is   hereby   given   that  Frank  Sitting of the County Court  of Ivoote- ; J->    Loring has lllcd Ihe necessary papers  'K    C.  and  I nay will be  holden at the' Court House,' !hf I-^SS" t^'������V\?���������\ in faT of  ������   tlie JMmeial Claim    Josie,  situated in the Irai  AND OTHER  FRUITS FOR SALE  IN  QUANTITIES TO SUIT   (*   *  THOS.  G-.  EARL==z  LYTTON, B. C. (6)  ail  i Nelson, on Saturday the eighteenth day of ��������� Creek Minin��������� division of West Kootenay.  ! * i    Adverse claims, if any, must be lllcd with the  ' August, 1894. ; undersigned within 60 days from the date of this  ; m -,-r  ,-, ', publication.  ! T. iI.GlFFIN, j W.J. GOEFEL.  Government Agent,  Dated Nelson B. C.,' '   ,i  j 16th July, 18&4. 1  Xelson, IStl Julyj'lS&L  Registrar, j  (5) THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  JULY 21,   1894.  WEST KOOTENAY ELECTION  RETURN OF MR. HUME.  AVe were almost going to say that the  elections passed oil quietly in Nelson,  because so many people are saying that  the election just concluded is the quietest: they have ever known. Either they  must have lived all their lives inapande-  moniuni, or they must be the hardest  sleepers on earth: It is true that there  was comparatively little excitement until Monday night, when a public meeting was held in the Fire Hall, it was  conducted by the opposition, but they  invited Mr. Buchanan and his friends to  speak, and they did so. It was intended  that Mr. Buchanan should have a meeting on Saturday evening-at which it was  hoped that the Premier would speak,  but the uncertainties of navel in this  country at last made it impossible for  Mr. Davie to reach here until Monday,  and then it was only by the hardest  travelling that he was enabled to arrive  in Nelson by 9 p.m. On Saturday morning he landed at Nakusp and pushed  right through to Kaslo, stopping only to  speak at New Denver and other important places. He reached Kaslo on Sunday night and spoke there ou Monday  morning. He then- left in the little  steamer Idaho and stopped at Ainsworth  and Pilot Bay to give short addresses,  arriving in Nelson at 9 p.m., when be  stepped straight from the boat to the  platform and spoke as if he had not been  working like a galley-slave for nearly  60 hours on a stretch. This shows the  kind of grit Mr. Davie is made of and  explains the position he' holds in this  province.  At the meeting on Monday night the  Fire Hall was packed,  and many ladies  were present, the wife of the opposition  candidate being cheered as she entered.  Mr. Bigelow was supposed to  be in the  chair, and was at times.   Mr. Hume addressed the meeting first and was very  well received,  but  it was evident  that  something was lacking.   The audienc?.  knew that the .Premier would be present  and took little interest in  the proceedings until he and his party arrived.   Mr.  Buchanan first spoke, and made a neat,  sensible, business-like speech,  and was*  followed by Mr.  Houston,  who seemed  tamer in   the   actual   presence   of   Mr.  Davie than he is when  he has no one to  answer him. The premier followed him,  twittihg.him with  his cowardice in not  saying  things before his face that he  often'says behind his  back.   Mr. Davie  then commenced to explain the government policy and defend himself against  the various attacks that have beeu made  on him,  eliciting rounds of cheers and  making every point good,   but unfortunately  the  rulers   of  the  meeting had  made   some, absurd   regulations   about  time, and in spite of the earnest wish.of  ,, the audience to hear him out, Mr. Davie  very courteously gave way. In ^pite of  Mr. Bigelow's persistent and impertinent  interruptions, the people heard a good  deal from their, premier', enough to make  them wish to hear more. But this would  naturally not suit the opposition boot at  all, so Mr. Davie, the cleverest man in  the province had to give way to the interruptions of George Bigelow.    Mr.  Kerr followed and treated the audience  to a good specimen of Edinburgh gold  medal elocution. He accused the government of various misdeeds and other-  sins, to which Mr.   Davie was allowed  . five minutes to reply. This was very  much like asking a wretched prisoner if  he has anything to say when he has been  tried by a jury aud found guilty. However, Mr. Davie managed in the short  time allotted to hitn to make a point or  two. During this'part of .the entertainment, a diversion was-caused by introducing the subject of wages and time  checks on the Nakusp & Slocan railway  works, with which the government of  course has nothing whatever to do. A  gentleman was also fished up out of the  audience who said that he had worked,  some months for the Nakusp & Slocan  railway, a long time ago, and had not  got his-wages. Everybody of course  was very sorry to hear it, but as it had  nothing whatever to do with the meeting, it had only the effect of securing for  the unfortunate man a very comfortable  seat on the platform. The seat he selected, by the way, was the chairman's, so  that individual had to wander about  seatless for the rest of the evening. The  meeting broke up about 12 o'clock, the  only impression that it left on peoples  :.' minds being that, they regretted not  having had an" opportunity of hearing  more from the Premier.  * . During the night a noisy band paraded  the town singing songs of all kinds from  God Save the Queen to Daisy Bell and  ��������� shouting at the top of its  voice.    The  {jeace and rest of the daytime was doubt-  ess owing to the necessity these gay  sparks feel of going to bed or hanging  about on. fences in various stages of re:  covery.  . On Tuesday morning the polling began at 8 a.iu., Harold Selous acting as  scrutineer for Mr. Buchanan and John  Houston for Mr. Hume. The day was  without incident, and the saloons being  closed the town was quiet, though few  people appeared to be suffering from  thirst. The polling went' on slowly,  sometimes there would be a rush of three I  or four votes, and at others twenty i  minutes or half an hour would pass with- ]  out a single vote being recorded, giving  the scrutineers ample time to make these  mathematical calculations which so  seldom come out right. At 4 p. m. a  crowd of. certainly not more than 20  people gathered in front of the court  -������ouse to hear the result, and when about  <l.o0 the face of Mr. McLeod appeared at:  the window, his shout of "13Sto72" was  received with a cheer. There was no  necessity to say who was ahead,,but the  majority astonished everyone. Previous  to the announcement it was said that  the result, 17 to 5, in favor of Hume had  been received by telephone from thc  polling station on Toad Mountain, but  it scarcely attracted attention because  it was supposed to be a hoax. It was  right all the same.  The announcement of the figures at.  Nelson was quickly followed hy those  from Waneta, 9 to 4, still in lavor of  Hume. Mis election was now felt to ho  certain, and tlie results as below and  which were received from time to time  justified the conclusion.  UU3IJE.       POLLING STATION.     BUCHANAN^  17 Toad   Mountain 5  138 Nelson 72  9 Waneta 4  19 Ainsworth 3  - 4 Rvkerts 15  -15  Kaslo SS  15 Sproule's 1  34 Watson 16  38 Three Forks 19  58 New Denver 28  30 Silverton .- 6  2 Duncan City 3  409 2C3  Giving Mr. Hume a majority of 146.  The saloons opened again in the evening after having been shut all day and a  saturnalia resulted. Early in the proceedings the mob visited the Phair Hotel  when* "the Premier addressed them and  speeches were made by Mr. Kfir and  others. God SavejlhcvQiieen and various  other ditties were'siuig and healths were  drunk, when it struck some bright brain  that a bonfire was necessary. So 'off  they started and a bonfire was accordingly kindled on the recreation ground  and the fun went on till morning.  The official count of the votes is taking  place as we go to press.  The returns from the various constituencies as far as they have been received  are as follows :  CONSTITUENCY. MEMBERS RETURNED.  Esquiinalt Higgins, G.  * ���������   "         Pooley,    , G.  Cowichan Davie, G.  -. Mutter, G.  Victoria City.., Turner, G.   Helmcken, G.  "   .   -    Kithet, G.  "  Braden, G.  Vancouver City McPherson, O.   Williams, O.  "  ;  Cottou, O.  Nanaimo City McGregor, G.  Nanaimo North  Brydeu, G.  Victoria South Eberts, G.  New Westminster...' Kennedy, O.  Comox Hunter, G.  Nanaimo South Walkem, G.  Victoria North Booth, G.  Cariboo A Jams, G.  "       Rogers, G.  Delta Forster, O.  Chilliwack. ��������� Kitchen, O.  Dewdney Sword, O.  Richmond Kidd, O.  Yale West Semlin, O.  Lillooet East" Prentice, O.  Kootenay West, South R.Hunie, O.  Kootenay East.. .Baker, G.  Lillooet AVest ..:.... Smith, G."  Yale North ' Martin, G.  Government-Supporters     19  Opposition Supporters     11  Total..:      30  Majority at present for Government... - 0 8  The only districts yet to be heard from  are Cassiar, Yale East and Kootenay North.  It is nearly certain that government supporters will be returned for Cassiar and  North Kootenay, but in any case should  all these districts go against them the  government would still have a strong  majority.  THE   STRIKE.  . The great railway strike is practically  over, though a guerilla warfare is being  carried on in California, chiefly at Sacramento. Our readers are acquainted with  the many facts of the matter up to a week  ago. About then, for some reason orother  the strike weakened. Whether it was  because it was too large to* handle,  whether the prompt action of -the  government had its effect, or whether  the good sense of the strikers "was the  cause is uncertain. The fact remains that  a week ago mail trains were got through  and traffic is now practically restored. The  American Railway Union has been beaten  all along the line. Their propositions to  the railway managers were thrown back  into their faces with scorn, their invitations  to the Knights of Labor to come out and  jom the dance were declined with thanks,  their members in many places lefused to  pay any attention to theirleaders, and their  president, Debs, has been ai rested and will  be tried on a charge, of conspiracy. Our  readers will remember that a week ago "we  pointed out the decision of the U.S. judges  on this point at Buffalo last year. Beaten  at every point. President' Debs, who is out  on bail, has called the strike off, and in and  around Illinois and neighboring states the '  ordinary state of affairs has been resumed, j  But on the Southern Pacific system in Cali-  forma passenger trains are still only run- j  ning in the daytime. At night they'staud  in the stations, as fears of wrecking are  entertained.  It is not supposed, however, that the arrangement is likely to be final. The strike  has been quelled not by a settlement of the  points in dispute, much less of the principles involved, but probably hy inefficiency  of organization. It is fully expected that  an outbreak of a much worse kind will  occur before long, mid that in short the  United States has just got breathing time  to prepare herself for another civil war.  As we have above said, although the  strike itself is over, skirmishes iu various  parts of the states are taking place. Near  Memphis, Ohio, a mob of strikers concealed themselves near a mine in which  negroes were employed, aud as they came  out a shot would be sent at, them and they  would drop to the ground either fatally  wounded or dead. After the third negro  had fallen the deputies opened fire at the  mob and a fierce'battle took place. B. W.  Tierce, commander of tlie deputies, fell to  the ground. A Winchester ball had pierced  his body just above tbe heart. Finally six  men were killed and over a score wounded.  At Battle Creek, Michigau, a train was  wrecked by removing th" fish plates from  the rails. Tho train w;.o running fast, and  when it struck the misplaced rail the engine,'tender and baggage car wore de-  tatched and a day coach and one Pullman  turned over across the track.  JOB  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  -AT  THE MINER.  Sichjs_ Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������WIIOLHS.AI.i: -AND ltETAir,���������  ���������)  ���������JT0BA0Q0NISTS:  Agents for the celebrated   Li   &  CO.  (Loewe & Co.) B. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  ,A large stock of " OWN MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos -of ail kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept oil hand.  COI'XTKY   OKIH'KS   KY    POST   1MCO.TIITI.Y  ATTI'XIH'lt TO.  TI3:*E]   T*Ei^.Z)"H! SXJ*P"E?I-.I*E"D  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill. and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  SOU!   MAXI'V.tCTliltl'KS   OP   TIIK  Kendall 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 Fillings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING- ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VAN00UVEB, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent "West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  The old reliable  ������ t^STILL TO  THE  FRONT!  BAKER STREET,  _=_^___  nelson,bo.     tjS-NO   FEAR   OF  FAMINE!  ������  We have on hand several tons of first-class Hams, Bacon and Butter. Also  car loads of Flour, Sugar, Salt Fish, Canned Meats, Etc. Whilst for the refreshment of the inner man we have Bass and Allsopp's Pale Ale. Schlitz Beer,  Guinness' Stout, Walker's celebrated brands of Canadian Whiskey, also the finest  brands of lmpoi ted Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.  Hudson's Bay Company,  AGENTS  KOli  Hiram Walker & Son's      Jos. Sclilits*. Growing Co.      Fort Curry '"lour Mills  -    Distillers "Milwaukee, U. S. IManilobu  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24  EDWARD  ISP"  & CO.  S. li". corner Raker and Josephine streets,  nelson, jj. c.  REAL. ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  "fire insurance  policy act,I  1893."  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up  ' Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  NEW SUITINGS.  "'V' OTICE is hereby given that His Honour thc  -^    Lieutenant-Governor in Council has fur- ! jr       i      t      c       " .1        Ml T"   m i  ���������thwlfrWoniM-ll"-^  to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of Eire j  Insurance," from the ist day of April, 181)4, until-,  the 1st day of April, 1895.  ��������� JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary  NEW TROUSERINGS.  received a large consignment of  Provincial Secretary's Office,  " 29th March, 1891.  (2)  I  Spring Goods  UPTURE  More CUBES  havebeen effected by my  Trusses, with  perfect ease lo wearer, than by all other  <luvi<:������>M com foineil. They letnin largest  Rupture under severest strain: A system of fitting has been perfected the  last 25 years, fully equal to personal ���������  examination liy mail.   27 patents  ftSfree DEFORMITYi  CIIAKKKS fXlTTIII*.  131 King StW., Toronto,  Union Steamship Co., B. C, LtQ.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  *V*-A-"N*COTJ*V-E*Eil:,    *B.    G.  VANCOUVER TO XANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m.' Cargo" at Union S.S. Co.'s Avharf  until 11 a. in.  " NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. -'Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver and Xorlliern Sctllemeiil.s.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S:tVvharf 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. Cargo at Cofnpahy's Wharf until  9 a.m.  Moom villi: fekby.  Leave Moodyville-7,-9, 11:45 a. ni., 2:30, 4:30  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������s, 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  ttdf Steamers and .^cows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  TV. F. TOPFI.VC, Manager.  Telephone 01. P. O. Box 771.  Call and inspect the New   Patterns  and Styles. ,  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  UAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE NS-  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   of  ;     ^Vaiches3   Clocks,,    JeufeHerya  aijd  gilverWare,  ShoWi) ii} the  Warerooijis   oi  D O V E R,  The  Jeweller,  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  I  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.   B. O.

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