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 m  The .lines hi  Kootenay aire Anions  llie Kieliest. in  America.  TH E  N  '_���������*   JUN21 1894  .~_r~jjjr:'.t;������_-. i'-���������jjatT-,-  .Silver, ��������� r,*\n'V,  nn.]  _,<; i I.  y-_*  Whole Numbdk 199.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday, June 9,   1894.  Subscription Price $2  per Year  THE WEEK'S MEN.NG NEWS.  Owing to the break down of telegraphic  coimuii-in'ciition, wc are. unable t: quote thc  price of silver this week.  At the Union mines fit Comox there are  70 men at work at. No. 1 Slope. In No. 2 ;i  tunnel is being driven into the new coal,  which is reported to be of good quality.  A prospecting stuff is being sunk about  a mile from the east end of the town of  Union, in a line with No. 1 Slope. It i. expected that a contract will be let for the  job as soon as rock is struck.  TRAIL CREEK..  -j The Nakusp Ledge reports eight tons oi'  i :e 'eceiitly shipped to the Tacomasmelter  from the O. K. mine on Trail Greek, averaged .S175 in gold per ton. Preparations  arc being made for shipping a, second consignment of 52 tons, now on '.be dump to  the same smelter.  NEW  DENVER.  Slocan Lake is nowhigher than ithasbeen  for the past two years at all events and  most probably for  many years before.  The Dardanelles mine is closed down  owing to the pumps being insufficient to  carry of the water. It is expected that  work will be resumed in four or live weeks  About 2000 tons of ore are stored in the ore  house at the mine, and about o!)0 tons  more have been sorted and await shipment.  During the week Mr. Moore, Mr. Mc-  Kenzie, Mr. Milligan and numerous other  mining men have been in town. Mr. Moore  intends to put- up a concentrator in the  Idaho basin, and work will be started on it  shortly. Mr. McKenzie is the capitalist for  whom Mr. McNaught obtained a bond on  the Alpha Group. We understand that all  parties are agreeably sui prised with the  property, and that considerable work will  be carried on during the summer months.  On Monday of last week no fewer than  six. new locations were recorded during the  day.  The Wakefield, Silverton, Alpha, and'  Reid and Robertson groups are preparing  to ship ore as soon hs the Nakusp & Slocan  Railway i_ finished. Trails are being made  to tho mines,and other necessary arrangements nut in c rder.__.  _    A small mail was brought to town  yesterday morning from Revelstoke and  Nakusp. The Revelstoke and Kamloops  papers dated 1st and 2nd .Juno, brought  no further news about the state of the  country owing to floods than we have  already given.  Ao excellent; opportunity of viewing the  extraordinary floods on the Kootenay Jake  and the effects of the great storm of Sunday last, is afforded by the Columbia &  .Kootenay Navigation Co. Tlie S.S. Nelson  will leave here on Sunday at 1 p. m. for  Bonner's Ferry, calling at, Kaslo and nil  points of interest, and returning on Monday evening at 10 p. in. The round trip  fare is fixed at the low . figure of Sit, with  meals at 50 cents. _  The. Victoria Daily Times says miners  should stay away ..i'l-oni Alaska. Win.  Bray, of Austin, Neb., on returning  from the north, said to a reporter that  the country was overrun with men in  search of employment. Three-quarters  of them have had no experience, and  plunge into the Yukon with nothing but  an outfit for mining, only to find every  desirable place taken and being worked.  There are over two hundred practical  miners in Juneau who have been  "above ground" six months there,  " waiting for something to turn up." It-  is more than probable that the government will eventually have to take their  cases in hand and send them home.  There arc worse places than British  Columbia evidently.  The Kootenay mail says that Sam  Hill came up from Galena Bay on Tuesday in response to a summons issued by  the Attorney-General, to take his trial  before Revelstoke magistrates for the  .hooting of an Indian named "Cultus  Jim" on the 17th of May,, Constable  William Kirkup went down for Hill, but  did not return with him, as he (the constable) is searching the lower country for  Cultus Jim's squaw, for whom a warrant  has been issued to appear at Revelstoke  and give evidence regarding the shooting. She was not present at the inquest,  but was in Nakusp on the 24th. Hill  came up voluntarily and is now here  awaiting the trial, which is iixed for  June 7th, provided the squaw can be  found.  There are upwards of 20 men prospecting in the North Thompson mineral  Region.  Mr. Carter of the No.  1, came down to  town yesterday in the hope of being able to  get out.    He informs  us  that the concentrator is doing good work, putting through  . about twenty tons a day.  We take the following from the Victoria Daily Times:  Fort. Sheppard, May 2-lfh.���������The Kootenay Hydraulic Mining company to-day  completed a most important cleaning-up.  Their operations havej been directed to  --^-ascertain���������precisely���������t he���������value -of-jrtlieir-  property on the north bank of the Pend  d'Oreille river; to this end they collected  all the water from the Seven Mile and  Nine Mile creeks and directed it into  their main ditch with a head of 250 feet,  above the monitors at the level of the  Pend d'Oreille river. They sent through  their sluices 2,200 yards of gravel, and  the weight of the quicksilver amalgam  shows a yield of .$525 in "gold, equal to  nearly 2-1 cents per cubic yard, some of  the nuggets being of a good size, the  largest being worth $5.S5. AVhen it is  remembered that 8 cents per- yard is regarded as enormous, and that many of  the great placers in California are worked at high profit even at 8 and 1 cents  per- yai-d. this  result must  be regarded  ,,  asmost encouraging.  -ty Notwithstanding the very high expenditure already incurred by the company in" collecting the waters of six or  seven mountain torrents by means of a  ten-mile ditch, it cannot but he" recognized that this source' of supply a  entirely inadequate for the purpose, is  it is merely the rush of the spring  freshets, .and attention is necessarily  turned to the -magnificent body, of  water in . the Pend d'Oreille river, to  ascertain whether it can be made available to supply the water to the monitors  w".th a pressure equivalent to a head of  200 or 300 feet, as well as being the  natural dumping ground. |  LOCAL  NEWS.  -Dr. Brouse, of Victoria, has been  appointed resident physician of the  Nakusp and Slocan Railway.  C. Coy wills brought down from Kaslo  on the S.S. Nelson on Thursday last to  do thirty days for contempt of court.  An Ottawa despatch of May 2Sth, to  the Colonist, states that Mr. Mara has  finally prevailed on the' Premier, Sir  John Thompson, to appoint a judge for  the Kootenay District.  Telegraphic communication to Spokane  and to Robson was restored yesterday, in a  fragmentary sort of a way. To Spokane  communicationwas kept up by messengers  over the damaged portions of the line,-and  the Robson route was spasmodic.  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  At Yale on the 26th. May thc Fraser was  up to the flood mark of 1882.  Bishop Sillitoe of New Westminster is  seriously ill.  The Sicamous Hotel, valued at $20,-  000, has been destroyed by fire.  At Otter Point near Mr. Gordon's  house, a panther measuring .8 feet long  was shot, last week.  The Dominion government has issued  air order in council to Mr. Justice Drake  requiring him to enquire into the affairs  of the New Westminster penitentiary..  Mr. F. C. Cotton of Vancouver, has been  committed to jail for three months for-.fi  contempt of court in the case of Gordon v.  Cotton. . __-   A. twelve foot shark was captured bv  two boys at Coal Harbour near Vancouver,  last week. The shark was jammed between  some logs.  The damage by fire at the Royal Citv  Mills, New Westminster, is put down at  360,000, of which $25,000 was insured. It  is said that the fire was' c.iused^ by an explosion of cedar dust.  A brook trout weighing ten pounds ten  ounces was caught with a rod and line in  the, Coquidam river near New Westminster  by David A damson. It is the largest ever  taken from that stream, except with a net.  CANADIAN  NEWS.  A member of A battery at Kingston has  smallpox, but is recovering and no new  cases are reported.  A fire broke out ou May 2-lth in the Montreal silk mills, Cote street, heavy damage  also being done the Montreal watch Ca&j  Company and other concerns in the same  building. The damage is estimated at ������10  000, the same being covered by insurance'  The Countess of Aberdeen left Ottawa  on the 25th May for New.York, en route for  England. She will be accompanied by her  secretary, Miss Wilson, and Mr. Erskine  A. I). C. Her Excellency will, as already  announced, return to Canada in Julv  when she will join Lord Aberdeen at Halifax.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  The British Government has received a  proposal from Germany to hold a conference on the Samoan question.  At a meeting of the German Banking  Association, at which 35 bauks were represented, a resolution in favor of a gold  standard was unanimously adopted.  Hofmeyer,-   the Africander leader, has  sailed on board the steamer Athenian on  his way to Ottawa, where he will attend  ! the colonial conference.  j    An operation has been performed  ou  | Mr.   Gladstone's right eye for the removal of cataract.    The patient's health  appears to  have been  well  maintained  after the operation.  The Vost, a Berlin newspapaer proposes  that England, Germany and the United  Stiitcs shall adopt an agreement by which  England shall annex Tonga, Germany annex Samoa, and the United States take  Hawaii.  The Irish Times learns I hat Mr. Labou-  chere is to advance the capital necessary  to start a daily newspaper' in Dublin  devoted to the interests of the Healyite  faction of the Irish parly. The policy of  the paper will be aggressive.  Capt. Castilho, of the Portuguese warship Mindello, who was in command at  Rio when the Brazilian insurgents were  taken on board that vessel, and who was  also in commune! when the insurgents  escaped, has been, imprisoned in the  marine barracks at Lisbon, pending his  trial .by court-martial.  At. Manhattan Beach, a pleasure resort  near Riverside, O., Wednesday, May  2Sl.h, Ike Adler, an amateur, made a  balloon ascension and came down by a  parachute into the Ohio river and was  drowned.  Charles H. She-ill, jr., Yale 'SO, the  well-known sprinter, will manage the  team Yale sends to compete with Oxford  in July, the team will consist of Hick ok,  Sheedon, Carey, San ford, Morgan and  either Glenny, Kersgow or Bunnell.  The contests will probably be held at the.  Queen's club grounds in.London, and the  programme will be the same as usual for  the Oxford and Cambridge sports, except,  that llie half-mile race will be substi-''  tuted for the three mile race.  Lord Rosebery, speaking at a complimentary breakfast in Birmingham, said  the Home Rule Bill contained many  defects, but the. Liberals would make  every possible attempt to solve the  difficulties. He asked the people of the  nation to give the Ministry their support  and encouragement in dealing with the  questions affecting the House of Lords.  Lord Rosebery said he wished from the  bottom of his heart to thank the Irish  party in Parliament for coming forward  to the assistance of the Government in a  critical division. The Liberals, he said,  would not soon forget'their action.  In the province of Kulu Punji, India,  the river became dammed at. Oharkup-  pria by a landslide and formed an ini-  ruense lake. The dam collapsed later,  flooding tlie country. It is cstirnu.*_d  200 people were drowned. In addition to  the loss of 200 lives, the Jettings has  overflowed its banks in N_h Cachar and  inundated an area of hundreds of miles.  The result has been a tremendous loss of  property and the loss of life is believed  to be "enormous, Whole villages have  been destroyed. The flood is pronounced  the most serious in many year's. A dispatch to the Times from Calcutta to-day  says the water rushed onward like  a forty-foot wall, sweeping away several  villages, among them one of eighty  houses.  At the opening of the Victorian Parliament on the 30th May, the Earl of  Hopetoun, governor, said in .his address  -that- he-rejoiced^thatrthe-approaching  colonial conference in Ottawa would  consider not only the trade relations  existing between the British colonies,  but the projected Pacific cable destined  to unite the Australian colonies with  Canada. It was desirable that the cable  be entirely under British control. In  regard to Samoa, he said the supervision  of these islands by New Zealand would  be really supervision by Great Britain,  lt was desirable that New Zealand's  offer be accepted, not only on account, of  its commercial advantages, but because  it was consonant with the true Australian policy.  AN OC-.AN RACE.  The race across the Atlantic between  the White Star line steamship Majestic:  and the American liner Paris has  attracted much attention among ocean  travellers and seafaring men. The  greatest excitement reigned on board'  the Majestic. Everybody was discussing  and speculating upon the result of the  nice, and a number of bets, involving  considerable amounts, were made among  the saloon passengers. The excitement  reached fever heat at daybreak on  Saturday when, according to Mr. Wid-  nes, only half a mile "divided the two  vessels. The Majestic continued to gain  upon her rival and at noon; still according to the gentleman mentioned, the  two steamships were steaming nearly  abreast. The rest- of the story had  better- be told iri the words of a witness.  He said: "I then went below and  suddenly heard a loud noise of hissing  steam. I rushed on deck and found that  the steam was allowed to escape, as the  captain had ordered the engineer to stop  the engines, owing to the fact that the'  Paris had altered her course and crossed.  our bow so closely that, in my opinion,  had Captain Par-sell not. stopped the  engine, the Majestic would have  undoubtedly run into the ' Paris.  The vessels then parted, the Majestic  keeping to the north, while the Paris  went more to the south until, by night,  she had entirely vanished." .  The captain "of the Paris states that  the captain of the Majestic finding his  boat dropping astern slowed down and  crossed under the stern of the Paris.  The Maj.stic's mails were delivered in  i London before those of the Paris.  THE GREAT STORM  DAMAGE   TO   THE   NELSON   AND  FORT SHEPPARD LINE.  During the afternoon of Sunday, June  3rd, the Kootenay country was visited by a  violent storm of wiud,. rain, hail, and  thunder. At Nelson the day had beeu intensely hot, and during the afternoon the  thermometer still crept higher. The Leaf  was so intense tliafc Ihe.leaves of many trees  and plants began io Avilt, aud in human  beings themselves 4here was a leeling of  intense oppression. About 3.30 iu the  afternoon, light cyrrhus clouds, the  skirmishers of the advancing storm were  seen floating along the flanks of Toad  Mountain aricl overhanging the Cottonwood  Valley. These scouts werojquickly followed  by the main clouds of the sloim itself,  which loomed quickly into view, shooting  lightning from the black depths of its  lowering beily as it rolled down upon the  town. A blast of air preceeded it, a blast  as hot; as the sirocco that hurtles over the  burning sands of Africa, and which re-  n inded Australians of the "brickCelders" of  their own plains. The sight was a grand  one. From side to side of the Cottonwood  Valley stretched the storm, one wing advancing down the spur of Toad Mountain  and crossing the Kootenay, went- off upthe  Grobman Valley, the other leapt across the  outlet above Bogus town, and from every  part, from centre, from sides, from the  front, flash after flash darted* down ,upou  the hills, while the peals of thunder vied  with the roar of the wind aud rain for  mastery in the world of sound. Fortunately,  owing to the position in which the town  lies"little or no damage was done to Nelsou  itself. But every loose thing was whirled  away, and "old cans added their rattle to  tl_e.gene.al hubbub.  The wagon road to the Silver King was  covered with fallen timber, and Mr. Rolfe,  who was riding down from the mines, had  several narrow'escapes from, instant death.  Capt. Paln.er had taken a large party out  for a picnic in the little steamer Despatch,  and they were very glad to get her safely  up to the windward shore under shelter of  the bush.  All the creeks, already as high ascv.gr  known, were filled, to-double the quantity  they were running before. At Five Mile  Point the ordinary channel was totally inadequate to. hold Jhe...wntev . that -������.nv-  raging down. The torrent broke through  ou the west side of the Round House and  cutting out a deep channel for itself as it  roared along, in a few minutes swept Mr.  Perrys house out into the lake. The Round  House itself, of the "Nelson __ Fort Sheppard  "Railway narrowly escaped destruction. The  rails and ties on each side of it, are now  hanging iu graceful festoons ov^r yawning chasms. Further up "the line, where  it crosses the East Cottonwood, the flood  has completely washed away the embauk-  raent and no train can get beyond. What  damage is done further on it. is impossible  to say. But the fact remains that Nelson  is noAv entirely cut off from communication  with the outside world by rail,-by telegraph  _or by.mail. " , ^ .=   The houses being substantially built,  have withstood the torrent so far. At  Garner's hop ranch, Dewdney, the water-  is half way up the poles.  From Chilliwack word comes that the  Luck-a-Kuk river has cut through into  its ancient bed and laid many farms  desolate. Hundreds of cattle, sheep,  horses and swine have been driven aud  carried by steamer to Wade's mountain,  opposite Nicoinen, where they are safe  from the flood, bur in danger of starvation, as there is no food for them.  At Bon Accord, Liverpool and  Brownsville the water is eight feet over  The Great Northern track, and all farms  along t be line for ten miles are flooded,  The crops will be a total loss.  To-night the water is coming up apparently faster than ever, and news from  ihe flooded district sis anxiously awaited.  Every warehouse .along the water  front here has been stripped of its contents, and onlyjustintime, as the water- is  now "level with some of the wharves and ���������  within a few inches of I he flooring of the  highest.- The streets in the east end are  covered with water, and boats are being  used on them. Anriacis island, two  miles lielow the city, is submerged several feet. All the mills have ceased  operations, and Salmon fishing is at a  standstill.  Traffic   is "entirely   suspended   along  the C. P. R., and a force  of 500 men are,.,  at, work on the track near Vancouver.  At-Harrison Hot springs boats are the  only means of tranport. <-���������       >  The body of an Indian girl has been  fished out of the river at Mission.   .-,  From outside, rumors of disaster come  in from every point. The telegraph.  lines have not been working for some  days, nor have any mails come in. By  the last advices it was learnt that the  flood in the Fraser- is the largest ever  known. The dykes at T_anglej\~Matsqui,  and Hatzie, have gone, admitting the  floods to thousands of acres of splendid  lands,How in the promise of their spring  crops. All of these will be entirely lost,  many cattle are already drowned, and  th. re will be no hay at all from that district this year.  At Portland last week the river had  risen 29 feet above low water-mark. A  r.-c/o. boui!u-[>/ii...-.'>Tiv;;t;i'"ti'au"i got. as fin.' as  Kelso and was brought from there to  Portland on the huge transfer boat Tacoma. The Union Pacific cannot get  west of Fjmatillia. The Union Power  Company has closed down, seriously  crippling the street car service.  On the lower Columbia operations  have ceased at all the canneries. A great  many houses and barns are afloat, and  where possible moored to trees, but much  damage is anticipated from the swift  current.  But it looks as if the rise has nearly, if  not quite, reached its limit. During the 24  hours previous to 6 p. m. yesterday, the  lake had not risen six inches, and in all  .probability-this-week-^wili���������see^the^top-of-^  the great flood of. 189-1.  THE FLOOD.  In comparison with the effects of last  Sunday's storm the damage done by the  unusual rise of the lake is slight and is  now regarded as inevitable. Inch by  inch and foot by foot the settlers have  seen the wafers rise, destroying garden  and house as they get higher. People  who once contemplated .the annual  floods with serene contempt from the  height of some bench or bluff are now  scampering-up hill with clothes and  furniture snatched from the house and  camping uncomfortably in the woods  above. Many a fair garden and many a  crop of poratoes that promised food to  the fanner all through' the winter are  gone and in many cases he may consider  himself lucky if his house has not floated  down the river to be smashed to atoms  in the rapids below.  Where is it going to stop? No one  can say. The water is still rising though  not so fast as at first. In default of the  earliest inhabitant, the Indians have  begun to talk. At Kaslo some old Si-  washes are reported to have s&id that  25 years ago the' flood entirely covered  the shingle bank on which Kaslo stands,  while at. Nelson a young Indian, Nar-  cisse by name, a man of some thirty  years of age, says that the water- is  higher than he has ever known it  before. "      .  A special telegram to the Seattle Post  Intelligencer from New Westminster  says: Details from Ihe flooded districts  up theriverareve. ynieager. Nosteamers  have arrived down, all being..busy removing settler's and" their cattle and  effects to places of -safety. The "wires  are down above Mission, and no news  can be obtained from above that point.  -The Mission railway bridge still stands,  and is.expected to ptrll through intact,  though the approaches to it on both  sides are washed out. The water is still  rising, and eight inches have been added  to the flood in the last twenty-four  hour's.   - - -.  At Matscpri the prairie is flooded level  with the river, and a steamer can navigate it anywhere. Fifty ranches on  Nicornen island an-1 under water-.' and  fences and barns have been carried away.  AFTER THE STORM.  On Tuesday last a representative of  The M_>*i_ri visited Kaslo, and a.more  desolate, scene it .would be hard to  imagine. Desolate and yet not. disheartening. The people bear their misfortunes well. Their town is a wreck.  Between sixty and seventy houses have  gone. On two sides of the town the  water front is surrounded with a mass  of wreckage " boomed in," on the other  the still raging river threatens ,to swal-.  low up yet more property. And still  there is no sign of despair1. Energy and  pluck are written on every face. AVading  among t he debris, diving intosubmergecl  houses through windows, piling up salvage, anywhere, building temporary  shelters, everyone worked with a will."  The scene reminded one more.of the  arrival of hopeful people" on a new gold  i new gold  in  a tlav_  field with an El Dorado within a clays  march, than of a niining camp whose  prosperity has departed, at any rate  temporarily, and that has suffered all  the evils of fire and tempest within three  months. -���������   ������  The   Kaslo   stream,    now    a   raging  torrent, has cut its main channel underneath where 2<lr. Kane's   house  stood,  though a large body of water is finding  its   way   down-to   the   lake   between,  under',  through,  and   over the   houses  that stood  on  the south  side.     If the  j stream continues  where it  is probably  J still iiioi;e of the town in the  neighbour-  ; hood of the "church  will go.    If on  the  | other hand-it takes a more southerly  I course,- people  in  want of houses will  ! find plenty from the south side floating  ' in the lake, so that -there have come to  ; be"two sets of people already'in  Kaslo.  j One pra3*ing that   the   river will stop  ! where   it   is   and   the   other   devoutly  I hoping that if will change its course and  ' doing their best to aid it in this direction.  ; by expending large quantities of powder  in attempting to blow up log jams.  The hospital, back broken and canted  in different'ways,'stands half  buried in  | shingle iu the centre of the stream. Over  ; against   it and around,  the houses are  tilted  about  and   pu.-hed   out  of their  ' places, knocked endway.  and sideways  ( Continued ou next page.) THiE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 9)i 1894.  (Continuedfrom page r.)  and upside down. Some have a. side or  a front torn off. Some have, opened out  until the roof lies flat on the floors, and  now and,again one sails calmly out into  the lake like a ship going to sea.  Going down Front street, the town  ends abruptly at Wilson's store, where  the.water on Tuesday was about three  feet deep. Whatever the fire left on the  other side of this street is absolutely and  entirely gone. At Buchanan's sawmill  the water was up to the floor of the mill  itself, which was being weighted with  stones to keep it on its piles. All the  lumber and many of the other buildings  were afloat. G. Hughes, ore shed has  collapsed. The walls gave out and the  roof lies flat on the floor.  On Tuesday evening the S.S. Nelson  went up. the lake and fetched down  Byer's floating store, which is happily  intact.  There does not appear to be any real  distress though there must surely be  some. With the father out of woik for  months, their house and belongings  pone, some people must be in dire want.  To, meet, such cases a relief committee  has been formed consisting of Messrs.  Stone (chairman), Retallackand Martin,  who have published a notice to the effect  that provisions will be supplied in all  urgent cases of distress to women and  children, and work on the wagon road  to New Denver will be given to men at  $2.50 per day. The announcement of  the rate of wages did not seem to give  satisfaction to a knot of men which had  collected round the notice board at the  corner"of the Slocan Hotel. This is a  most satisfactory sign becansp, if wife  and children are..pally in want, two dollars and a half a day is not a trifle to be  sneezed at. Mr. Goepel. the Gold Com-  -missioncr, headed the list of subscriptions on behalf of the Provincial Government with a donation of $500. If there  is any response to the com mil,tee's appeal  and money is wanted, there should be no  difficulty in getting it, and we shall be  happy to assist in this direction.  While the storm came from the south  and east at Kaslo. it came from the  north at New Denver, and the two  opposing currents met somewhere up in  the hills and great must have been the  meeting thereof. Thc result is that the  wagon road between Three Forks and  Kaslo is a mass of fallen timber, nearly  all (if not all) the bridges are orone. The  only bridge left standing at last report  was that at. the 15 Mile, and the water  was running over the top nf it. Sproule's  house has gone and McDonald's was a  wreck being undermined by the river.  At Three Forks, some stumps that  'were smoldering after the fire'which was  lit to clear the townsite were roused into  life again by the gale, and the sparks  blowing into some scrubset it on fire. At  one time it was feared that all the buildings would be destroyed, and as it was  several.cabins and log huts were burnt.  At New Denver the wharf was lifted  by the flood and being blown away now  lies at Wilson Creek. Twigg's and  Wharton's buildings are destroyed.  Besides the actual damage done to houses  and goods, another consideration has to be  thought of iu estimating the amount of  loss. This consideration was put in an  amusing way by a small boy who lived in a  cabin by. the river. Asked how his people  had fared, he replied " Oh, the house is all  _. right but the lot, has gone." That.js what^  has happened to a great many Kasloiots.  No one fin their senses will think of rebuilding on lots that lie below the .high  water mark of 1891. Aud some of these  were among the most valuable in town.  Their value now is about nil.     ���������  NELSON  LOTS  m  ;������__.  '/ ^\  ____<-''-  A new Raihvay under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  West Kootenay.  _������  Choice Building and Residence Propert  y  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Price., Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  THREE  imMm  ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES AT NEW  WESTMINSTER.  'A despatch from Ottawa to the Vancouver World says : Another batch of  correspondence has been presented to Parliament in regard to irregularities at the  Kingston and New Westminster peniten-  t aries. In reference" to the latter the  returns show that gross irregularities have  been going ou in that institution for some  time. In answer * to a charge which  appeared in a letter to the press the' deputy  warden, James Fitzsimmons, writes to Mr.  Moylan, inspector of the penitentiaries, to  say that he had a coflin made at the peui-  tentiary to bury one of the Sisters ot* the  Good Shepherd who died at Sappertou.  He paid for the wood and offered the  accountant, Mr. Kefiry,'83.50 for the lime  of the convicts who made the coflin, but  the latter, would not take the .money.  Patrick Finnegan, one of the employes of  the penitentiary, was discharged for acting  ������������������ asva spy on G. L. Foster, tlie accountant of  the department^ during his visit there, and  Sir John Thompson gave orders for Finne-  gan's  discharge.    Finuegan   denied   the  'Charge, which he said was cruel and false.  During the visit of, Mr. Foster to the  penitentiary he reported that he had  difficulty in getting the books "to "audit  them. Mr. .Foster made a' report to the  Minister of Justice pointing out that this  was a serious breach of duty on the. part  of the accountant of-the penitentiary and  the steward, who appeared to be in collusion.  The books - were found -hidden in the  steward's room by the deputy warden. The  warden, admits that he audi the deputy  raised hogs at the penitentiaries for their  own use and kept fowls, chickens, etc. In  regard to this and other matters Mr.'Foster,  the accountant of the department, reports  that the pork of the institution appearsto  have disappeared in the same miraculous  ���������way as at Kingston. The same thing  applies to the mutton. The deputy warden,  says Mr. Foster, persisted in violating the  ���������t till he received orders from Mr. Moylan.  _____ S_3B___ _K__S___E SUE- -__--<_-  THE TERMINUS OF THE MUSP Al SLOCAN RAILWAY  THE   SUPPLY   POINT AND   CENTRE   OF  THE   SLOCAN,  WITHIN   EASY   DSSTAIMCE   OF   ALL  THE   MINES.    SITU  ATED AT THE  FORKS OF CARPENTER CREEK..  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  fc  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO arid all Kootenay  Points J*  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  FOR PRICES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO  CHARLES J. LOEWEN, REAL ESTATE AND MINING  605 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  r  The Minister, writing to Mr. Moylan, points  out these facts, aud says that the officers  of the penitentiary must pay for the disappearance of provisions at the penitentiary and for the keeping of fowls and pigs  at the cost of the institution.. Closing this  letter, which is dated the 4th November,  1893, Sir John Thomson says: "I regret  to see that there is so much confirmation  of the statements afloat as regards this  institution and to find t\\e.xz is so much  need of radical changes. You will observe  also Mr. Foster's letter on the suppression  oi the books, as respects which the deputy  wa'den's conduct seems" remarkable-" It"  appears also from a report of Mr. Foster  that Justice McCreigM kept his horse at  the penitentiary. The convicts looked after  the horse. The deputy warden seemed to  be doing many acts of kindness in the way  of provisions to an orphanage near by, and  when the warden objected he said he would  auswer for his actions to the Government.  Blacksmith instructor A. Coutts and  keeper AV. Quiltz forwarded statements to  the Minister making serious charges0 of  irregularities against the deputy warden.  The warden said his power Avas limited  and he could do nothing with the deputy,  who was perpetually quarreling with the  officers and ran things to suit himself.  "VT OTICE i_ hereby given that the unclcr-men  __3| tioncd tracts of land, situated in West  Kootenay District.-'have been surveyed, and that  plans of tlie same can be seen at the Lands unci  Works Department, Victoria, and at the otlice of  N. Fitzstubbs.Esq., Assistant Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Nelson:  Lot 472.���������"Idaho" Mineral Claim.  Lot 473.���������"St. John" Mineral claim.  ���������__Lot-482.--'Blue.Jay'.IiMinoraLClaim ___   Lot (>9S.���������"Brit, tnarte" Mineral Claim.  Lot .99.���������"Clmmblet" Mineral Claim.  XV. S. GORE,  C   Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department;-'  Victoria, B. C, ath April, 1S94.  l6_fflSl_0,B.C,Lt(l.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF :  ���������v*.-_-_-^rco:cr"V'*____-:-,   _3.   o_  CRIPPLE CREEK RIOTS.  The riots among the miner's at Cripple  Creek arc assuming a most serious aspect. Is'early 400 men. have been sworn  in at Denver to..act as deputies. All the  mining camps round have been searched  for' arms by the strikers, and when found  they are seized, receipts being given for  them.  No one about the camps except the  strikers is permitted to carry arms, and  the strikers, who reign supreme, have issued an order that every able-bodied  man found in' camp when" the real contest commences will be forced to carry  arms in their ranks. The result is that  many people are moving away from the  camp to the city of Cripple Creek and  elsewhere. Town and county officials  are utterly unable to do anything in the  face of such an overwhelming'number  of desperate men.  The men have built four forts ou Bull  Hill, and have them well provisioned  with everything except'water to stand a  long seige'  The miners have received offers of aid  from Denver, Pueblo, Leadville, Ouray,  Coal Creek and other points. If a battle  becomes inevitable, it is said 1,000armed  men will be sent to aid the strikers on  forty-eight hours' notice.  Governor Waite after a secret meeting with the strikers at. Bull. Hill on  May 30th, was authorized by them to  conduct the negotiations on their hehalf  with the mine owners.  VANCOUVER TO NANA1MO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. K. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in. *���������  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at S a.m.  Vancouver and .Voi-lliciii Sclllciiiculs.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday  r.t 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all way  ports, returning Wednesday, and on Thursday at  }">. a.m. for all point., as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf >until  9 a.m.  MOOEIVYILLE FEl.l.V.  Leave Moody ville���������7, 9, 11:15. a. m.;-������.2:30, 4:30  p.m.      ....  Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  S3T Steamers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation' on Co.'s" Wharf.  .V. T. TOFPIX*', Manager.  Telephone 9.. P. O. Box 771.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  TRAINS    TO   AXD   FKO.1l   -.I'l.SOX    DAILY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday  .-nid Saturday Evening,  Willi Steamer for Revelstok:e, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and "Westbound through trains.  TintO UG1J Tickets Jssuei.,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Dieeiculties. '  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining alc.tial  Dining and Sleeping Car., Luxurious Day 08 Mb-  es, Tourist, Sleeping Cars and Eree CelCMi'it  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time,etc,, raplr  to nearest agent,.  .1. IIA.IIILTO.V, Agent, Nelson,  Or to ('I-ft. Met. i:itOV..\.  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  c  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Bail to SpKane, Wasli  Leave 6.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  Trains will now leave Nelson every  Wednesday aud- Saturday at 6 a. m.,  returning the same day and making close  connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootc-  nay Lake points. "���������   ;  TAX   NOTICE.  OLUMBIA  &  I__OOTE_>TAY  0    STEAM  NAV.  CO.  (LIM1TKI-)  TIME TABLE NO. 3.  In Filed Tuesday, "ay 1st, 181U.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE,   STEAMER COLUItflUA.  Connecting with Canadian Paeilic Railway (Main  Line) for points East and West.  Leaves llevclsloke on Tuesdays and Fridays at  -   3 a.m.  Leaves Uobson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  S p. m,  Noi.nii'Oi.r Route, Steameu Columbia.  Connecting at Northport for points North and  South on thc Spokane  Falls and Northern  Hail way.  Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at  5 a.-in.  Lcaves-Northport_W-eclne������days.and-Saturdays_at._  1 p. in.  Kaslo Route, Steamer Nelson.  Leaves Nelson. Leaves Kaslo.  ,   Thursdays 9 a.'in. Sundays 8 a. in".  Wednesdays 5.10 p. in. v Wednesdays 2. 30 a. m.  ������������������ Fridays 9 a. m. Thursdays 8 a. in.  Saturdays o.lO.p. m. ^Saturdays 2.30 a. in.  " Connecting with Nelson and  Fori; Sheppard  Railway for Spokane and points East and   West.  Bonn mi's Fehky Route, Steamer Spokane.  Connecting with Groat Northern Raihvay for all  Eastern Points, Spokane and the Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at 3a. m. and Nelson at 7.15 a. m.  on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 a. m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays "���������  -  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.';,  For full   information   as to tickets, rates etc.  apply at the Company's ollieus> Nelson, B.C..  T.Allan,. J. W. Taoui',    ,  Secretary. Manager.  4?  iv akffifld mixi'kal claim.  rpAKE NOTICE that I. as agent for the  -���������- Canadian Pacific Mining and Milling Company (Foreign) Free Miner's Certificate No. 51730,  intend, 60 days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Giant of the above claim; And further tak  notice that adverse claims must be sent to the  Mining Recorder, and action commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  A. D. WESTBY.  Dated this 21th day of April, 1891.  "^"OTICE 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 named taxes collectable within thc Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District are pay  able at my office, Kaslo. li. C. ,  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th,' 1891:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ;' one-half o_  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal pro-  - pcrty.  One-half of one per ceut on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1991:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  ""One-half of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  0. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan, 2nd 1891.  Great  Northern  1  Railway.  A Short, Fast, Scenic Ro*ute  TO  Seattle, and all Pacific  Coast Points.  St.. Paul, Chicago, and  Points Beyond.  Modern Equipment.   Koek-Ilallast Koadheil.  Over the Cascade- and ltocky Mountains hy  Daylight.  Direct Connection via Xclson A Fort  SlieP"  pard Railway, at Spokane; and via  C. A k.'S. -f. C. at Itouncr's   Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information  call on or address:  C. ������. Dixon, C. 1\ A T. A.     I*. Casey, Agent,  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry; I.  F. I. Whitney,  U. 1\ A T. A., St. Paul, Min.  .J THE MINER, KELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. JUNE 9   1894.  Wxt  &  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United.States, for one year ou receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies ten cents.  CONTRACT AD VERT1SEMENTSinserted  at the rede of $3 per column, inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT A D VER TISE ME NTS 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.  OB PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  Si the shortest notice.  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson,  b.c.  DISASTER.  On Sunday last West Kootenay was  visited by a violent storm, which felled  trees by thousands across the roads and  trails, tilled the creeks with raging  floods, and concentrated its destructive  fury upon the Town of Kaslo. The experts, as usual, are differing in their  opinion as to whether it was a tornado  ora cyclone, or a hurricane, or ajtyphoou.  As all these are simply different names'  in various parts of the world for the  same thing, the opinion of the  experts does not matter much. In  plain English it was a heavy thunder  storm accompanied with a violent squall  of warm wind and torrents of rain.  The warmth of the wind is easily  accounted for by the fact that in its  course it must have"* swept over many  miles of rock superheated during the  previous week of tropical temperature.  Unfortunately at Kaslo the storm found  conditions just suited to accommodate  its destructive powers. As it swept up  the lake it found the tated town not  only exposed to its direct fury but  many of its houses already half submerged in the waters which it speedily  converted into thundering surf. Nor  was the storm fiend content with the  ' victims thus placed so readily within  . its grasp. Sweeping up into the ranges  at the back, where the piled up snow  was only too quickly melting under the  unusually hot weather of this spring,  the storm added its hot breath to the sun's  scorching rays, and sent a flood .down  the Kaslo River to tear out and destroy,  what it could not reach from the other  side..  Kaslo now stands like a regiment  lr -"-of -veterans; Surely-tried-on-the-left  flank by fire in February last, and now  battered in front and on the right flank  by wind aud water1, the plucky little  town gives no sign oi\surrendei. Scarcely will she admit that she is wounded.  Dragging what wreckage they can from  the still rising flood, rescuing household  .goods from tailing houses, taking temporary shelter iu churches, in tents,, in  hastily made cabins, her people turn a  hopeful face to the future, confident in  themselves, confident in their town, confident in their pluck.  ' It is. unnecessary to say that they  -have - the sympathy of the rest of  British, Columbia,--and if it is needed  that sympathy will take practical shape.  There is no misfortune that might not  be worse. Had the storm burst at night  time, to the horrid terrors of-darkness  would have been added the shrieks of  the wounded and drowning. In the  mad fury of the waters and the d'ead  of falling ruins nothing could' have  prevented a most terrible loss of life.  As it is the community has to mourn  the loss of a lady among the wild waves  of last Sunday afternoon, in spite of the  manly efforts of her husband to save, tier}  which only ceased when he himself lost  consciousness and very nearly his lift* as  well.  mountains, with roads, bridges, and rail:  ways destroyed, to develop our mines and  work our own salvation as best we may,  while Mr. Hume sits iu the halls of parliament, tinkering with the Mineral Act, and  utterly oblivious of the struggles of his  friends at home to keep their heads above  water. We fancied that we had heard  some kind of a desire expressed that the  Kaslo-Slocan Railway might be begun at  once, that certain wagon roads and trails  might be put iu order, but we must have  been mistaken. And yet we want to know  if these works, aud others are uot carried,  out, how is the ore to be shipped from our  mines ? Have our mine owners capital  enough to do these, things themselves ?  Are the mines situated so close to each other  that co-operation is possible ? Or is silver  at such a price that the cost of shipping it  is immaterial ?  Our contemporary talks rubbish. Government aid is very much wanted. If silver  is to be worked profitably, with wages at  the present price, every possible facility  must be given to mine owners in other directions. And it is only by the giving of  such facilities that it becomes possible for  such wages to be paid. It means this, that  if wages are to be kept at the present rate,  the mines will be closed down, uuless shipment is made easy. The cry throughout  the district now, is that only as little work  as possible is being done at the mines, and  as few men as possible employed. And  why is this ? Simply and solely because  facilities for the shipment of the ore do not  exist. Aud yet the opposition pretends  that we do not want government aid.  Thioughout the settlemeut of our Colonial Empire, the question of the rendering  of government aid to the opening up of a  district has everywhere been keenly debated. But it has always been admitted by  bolh sides, that when a district shows itself  possessed of undoubted agricultural or  mineral resources, it is not only justifiable  for a government to aid in its development,  bat it is absolutely imperative that they,  as thc guardians aud trustees of the public  purse, should do so. Aud who will doubt  the resources of the Kootenay country?  There are two conditions, either of which  will yive work to all hands here now, will  bring in thousands more aud keep them  employed, aud will give our store keepers  aud traders the prosperity they are looking  for. One of these conditions is,, a rise in  the.price of silver, and the other, which we  can get if we cannot get the first, is easy  and cheap transport. Aud now what is the  answer to the question, do we want government aid or uot ? ,  presents itself, and we.are happy to inform our readers that there is no danger  of anything like a famine, thanks to the  foresight .of our merchants. We'have  made careful enquiries and inspected the  principal stocks in the various warehouses, and we find, plenty of flour,  sugar, tea, canned goods, bacon and  lard. There is also an abundance of  tobacco and whiskey. But the supply  of beef is nearly at an end, potatoes are  scarce and eggs are not to be had. The  stock of fresh meat, however, will pr-ob  ably be replenished before long, parties  having left to drive in mobs of cattle  from other districts. But for this care  and judgment exercised by private firm.  the inhabitants of the town might have  been put to some very serious inconvenience Their commendable action  throws into1 stronger light the careless  negligence of the postal authorities.  MISTAKEN.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  AND  Importers of all kind, or ENGLISH AXD .tHI'ltlCA-i FIKE AltH.. AND  AHHIIMTIO*. IC.VSE KAIL <;OODS, FlSHIXi TACKLE, UOD!., RIFLE.,  11KVULVKKS MINERS' BLISSES, COM PASSES, MAl'lKTS, '"ETC.' - '���������'���������."-"  orders. ___-*_r   _Vt____II_   **P*_=-0"IV_:3*?TI_-_r  __^T.'_C_E_N:i_i*E!I-������ to.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  CUT   OFF?  Nelson is now somewhat in the position of a beleagured city. Communication wit h the outside world is impossible.  OF   COURSE    WE   DO.  In order to encourage the.electors of this  district to vote for Mr. Hume, the opposition candidate in the coming election, a  local contemporary pretends to treat with  jofty scorn the necessity of government aid  in the development of West Kootenay. It  is therefore reasonable to suppose that if  Mr. Hume is elected, we may cease to look  for help from the government any more  We   shall   be left shut in by our   wild  The Nelson cS_ Fort Sheppard Railway~is  broken at the East .Cot tonwood crossing  and it is reported that still more damage  has been sustained on the Salmon Rivei^  Rumour is also rife that even if the line  -was intact on this side of the boundary,  The Spokane & Northern is disabled on  the American side. Previous- to last  Sundays storm, a, transfer of passengers  had to be .made between. Waneta and  Little Dalles by steamer on the Columbia  River, but it appears now that trains  cannot reach the American end of that  route. No freight has arrived by that  road for more than a week, and it will  probably be a month or more before and  can reach us. The Columbia & Kootenay  Railway to-Robson can scarcely be put  into working order for several months,  us a large part of the repairs necessary  cannot be commenced even until the  waters subside. But if this route was  in working order it is doubtful if it would  be of any service, as the main line of the  C. P. 11. itself is so damaged that it will  be a month at least before' traffic is resumed again over it. Telegraphic and  mail communicatu'ih have'been entirely  stopped during the past week, but at the  time of writing it is said that an attempt  is to be made to get in a mail by hand  car over the N. & F. S. road. The delay to the mails is inexcusable.' We do  not know with whom the fault lies,  whether with Nthe post office officials  here, the contracting carriers, or the  post office officials at Ottawa. But such  arrangements ought to be made that  notning should. so seriously interfere  with the delivery of the mails, short of a  raging flood or some impediment put in  the way over which man cannot cross.  The'question of expense should not be  considered for a moment.  With   all  lines    of., communication  stopped, the question of supplies at once  The Spokaue Review in commenting  on our remarks in a recent issue anent  the new Fishery Regulations, insinuates  that they point to a leaning on our part  toward, '.annexation with the United  States. Those who cknow The Miner  and its opinions will smile at our contemporary's mistake, but our journal is  ever spreading further and further', and  extending its circle of readers in many  directions. And to these newer friends  we want at once most e nphatically to  state that nothing could be further from  our thoughts or more antagonistic to  the spirit in which The Miner is conducted, than, disloyalty to our great  Empire. We may, and do, frequently  disagree with various measures or  actions .of government, whether Provincial, Canadian or Imperial, and it is  perhaps unfortunate in this respect,  that the circulation of The Miner is not  confined to our own people, but we  would ask our American friends and  others, without our own bordeis, to bear  in mind the one .act that the preservation of the British Empire is the  corner stone of our policy,  Ml'. J. R. Anderson, of the Agricultural Department of B. C, has been  requested to send a collection of small  samples of ores from the West Kootenay  mines to the Technological Museum of  Sydney, New South Wales.  All mine owners and others interested  in attracting mining men and capital to  this District are asked to send small  specimens (labelled) from their properties  to The Editor of The Miner, who will  forward them to Mr. Anderson.  TO t____:___  Electors of the SoMl Mini  -Of���������  WEST KOOTENAY.  ���������OK���������  PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  SOUTH   RIDING WEST  KOOTENAY  ELECTORAL DISTRICT.  Immediately the news of the disaster at  Kaslo Avas received iu Nelson we published  a special edition, containing an account of  it specially written tor The Miner. For  this edition the demand has been so large  aud continuous that we publish the same  account iu our edition of to-day, together  with further notes gathered by our special  correspondent, who visited Kaslo on Tuesday last.  Grand EXCURSION  AT ���������11 EAT IS.tTE* to  BONNER'S   FERRY  KASLO. T      ~~~_"  VIA  Affording all an oppot .unity to view the  effects of the recent cyclone and Hood at  Kaslo, the Kootenay Valley and Bonner's  Ferry.  On SUNDAY, JUNE 10th, the Steamer  " NELSON" will leave Nelson for Bonner's  Ferry at one o'clock p. 111., calling at Kaslo  at 6 p. m., and reaching .Conner's Ferry at  !) o'clock Monday morning.  RETURNING, she will" leave Bonner's  Ferry at noon and arrive at Nelson, by 10  o'clock p. m. same day.  FAREFOl. THE HOUND TRIP, ������4.00.  Meals, on this trip, 50c.   For further  par  ticulars inquire  Ollice." .  at  the C & K. S. N. Co.'s  Gentlemen,���������Having been requested  at a'large and influential meeting of the  electors of Nelson, and also by a requisition signed by a large number of the  citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candidate  in the Government interest at the forthcoming Provincial Election, I desire to  signify my acceptance of the nomination  and to thank those who have proffered  .me the honour. To them and to the  electors generally I wish to say that, if  elected, I will give careful attention to  all matters coming within the sphere of  legislation and to the best of my ability,  protect and promote the interests of the  district arid the province.  I am, gentlemen,  Very respectfully yours,  G. O. BUCHANAN.  MAIL NOTICES.  "^TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accord  -^-T ancc with the provisions of Section 16 of  the " Legislative Electorates and Elections Act,  1891," I shall hold a Court of Revision at Court  House, Nelson, on the eleventh day of June, 1891,  for the purpose of. hearing tho claims of any  persons who allege that their names have been  improperly struck oft'or omitted from the List of  "Voter's for the South Riding of thc Electoral  District, of West Kootenay.  W. J. GOEPEL,  Collector.  Bant of Montreal  CAPITAl (all lmttl up), $1^,UIM),IHN>  KE-T,       .      .       .    '".      <i,(MH������,(SOO  Until  further notice   mails will close at  Nelson as follows:  For Canada(including' Vtuioou vor Island  and Vancouver City) via Revelstoke.  ���������oii-Wcdiicsdays-and.rSaturday8-at.-;-.-.-3.30-p.-m.-  Money Orders and Registered Matter . p. 111.  For thc United State., , Vancouver  Island and Vancouver City, via  Spokane, Tuesdays and Fridays  at ���������- ,8 p. 111.  For Kaslo, Watson, Three"'Forks and  Kootenay Lake Points:  Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.30 a. m.  -Wednesdays and Saturdays at \5 p. m.  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON .General Manager  Neslon Branch: N-.W. Comer Baker  Stanley. Streets."  and  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principalcitiesin Canada.  Buy" .and  Transfers.  sell   Sterling  Exchange and  Cable  Grant, cominerical and traveller's credits,' avail  able in any part of the world; '  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH-  Rate of interest at present 3i per cent.  BANK OF  W.  A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE  BROKER  AI'CTIOM'EK iiml   COMMISSION _lElteilA.iT  JOSEPHINE ST.,        NELSON,  B.  C.  ESTATE  MoEACHREN & CO.  (HOTEL   SLOCA-i.)-  xisr LiCiT_ri_z)_A_r������,i03sr_  WEST KOOTEVVY IHSTHHT.  A1  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 18G2.)  J**-,!. -0,000  CAPITAL (paid up). &<;oo,0������i������  (With power to increase.)  KESEItYE H;.M������,  ������^UO,(KMI      .  i,'--.-������,;m  LL PLACER CLAIMS in this'Disl. ict legally  held may be laid over from the 15th day of :  October, 1893, until the 1st day of July, 1891. I  j " W. J.GOEl'El... j  I Gold Commissioner. 1  I Nelson, 10th October, 1893.  M.  S. DAVYS.  MINING KNGINEEK,  -  -" AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.-. -    _  .     , NELSON. B. C.  A meeting of the creditors and all interested 1  will be held at the Hotel slocan in Kaslo ou Fri- ��������� ���������1���������  day, June 15th, at 1 o'clock,- in the afternoon, to 1 _^  receive the report of the assignee aud to instruct.: 1-T  the assignee in regard tothetui'therinunagement j -_-_-���������  of the estate. , \  G. O.   BUCHANAN,  Assignee.  MIMMi.  CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  UEI.IC.__,.  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  . CO-TONER for West Kootenay,  3ST_G___SO__<r   *B_E._A._NrC-_-__  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants'' Bank of Canada and  branches: Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-  ches; Molson's Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED STA'J'ES���������Agents Canadian  Ban.  Commerce, NewYori.:  of  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders" National Bank, Spoki  ui_,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  _R.c  (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 orbs given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 10,Vancouver. B. C.  -T~\    LaBAU,   M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms .3 and 1,   Houston Block.  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone 12.  SAVINGS   DEPARTMENT-  -  ���������       Deposits received al ������1 and upwards, and  j        interest allowed (present rate) at 3i per cent.  1        per annum.    -, '   '"���������  j GRANGE V..-HOLT,  !    Nelson, July 17,IS... .     ' Agent.  CUSTOMS  BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE-  MINER   OFFICE. THE MINER, NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY,  JUNE 9,   1894.  AT KASLO.  LOSS OF LIFE.  DAMAGES   ESTIMATED  $100,000.  AT  . -The afternoon of Sunday, Juno 3rd, at  Kaslo was bright and hot, and on the  lake could be seen a dozen boats, sonic  withladiesandchildren in them. Between  two and three o'clock heavy thunder  clouds were seen approaching from the  south-east.  The water, which was still rising at  nearly an inch an hour, was causing a  number ot* people to get their furniture  and effects away from all the houses  below Third street.  Between     four . and     five     o'clock  THE STORM BURST.  First a number of hot waves of wind  made people wonder what was coming,  and men who had had experience in  tropical climates began swapping yarns,  but before they could "finish them they  had to run for shelter' and for' half an  hour such a storm raged that no one in  it will fail to remember it the rest of  their lives.  Sand, lumber, tin cans, lightstoves and  everything moveable whirled about, it  was impossible to see across the street.  and all who possibly could sought  shelter.   The Adams House  CAUGHT EIRE,  but happily it was soon extinguished.  There were two other alarms of fire, but  no damage was done.  On the lake the storm raged, waves  were running from five to ten feet high,  and about this time the worst accident  known took place. Mr. and Mrs. McGregor, in a boat, had been to a friend's  house on the lake front to try and assist,  them, and on leaving,  the full force of  on the drift.    In half  time the storm burst.  in  hour from the  l.I_TW 1_J_N SJXTY AND SEVENTY HOUSES  were broken up, and fifteen or twenty  more badly damaged. The front was  blown out of the Great'Northern Hotel,  but no one was hurt by it. The jail  succumbed after a short struggle and  added its share to the float ing wreckage.  Scores of men worked most willingly,  assisting in every possible way to save  everything that, could be landed and  also in boats picking up all floating  valuables until darkness set in.  CIIOWX   <i_MM    AI������I>_,ICATI(.X.  "VrOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Thomas  .U^ McGovern has liled the necessary papers  and made application for a Crown Grant' in favor  of the mineral claim "Littrc Phil," situated in  Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections within sixty days from the date of this  publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Dated, Nelson, B. C,  29th of March, 1S01.  MONDAY MORNING, 4 A.  astir  _i.  Everybody is astir early; There is  still a stiiT breeze blowing and houses  going to pieces, All the people south of  tlie Creek kept working all night removing to the North of the creek, and people on both banks got out of their houses.  The creek which is a foaming torrent,  at about 2 a. in.,  CARRIED AAV AY THE BRIDGE.  It undermined the north bank carrying  away "Mr. Kane's house. Mr. .Keen's  house and half a dozen others, and the  further damage it is doing is enormous.  The Ainsworth steamed' around, landing men on the south side, who are trying to save as much property as possible.  The flood is still rising, and although  the air is colder it  thai; the water will he  time. It is impossible  sictly the damage done.  Keen, and many othci  clothes they had on JeJ'i  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  No. 130.  CERTIFICATE OF TIM.  REGISTRATION'  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  OF  The Kootenav   and Columbia Prospecting  axd Mixing Company, Limited (Foreign)  is not expected  lower ,1'or some  to estimate ex-  . Mr. Byers Mr.  s have just tho  and  THE STORM STRUCK THEM  and in a moment the boat was-upset.  Mr. McGregor managed to seize the boat  and also got hold of McGregor, the boat  in the meantime drifting away rapidly  across the point and into the bay, where  it was seen. At considerable risk of  life, Chatterton, the Kaslo constable,  and two other brave men rowed out to  them. When they reached the boat  McGregor was found just alive but  unconscious, Mrs. McGregor having  been swept away. She has not been  seen since.  Mr. McGregor was brought ashore  to the boat house and both the Kaslo  doctors were working on him for hours  before he was out of danger. The sympathy of the whole of Kaslo is with him  in his great trouble.  The . same boat crew immediately  returned and brought in a young man  named Rollins, who had managed after1  his boat was upset to climb upon some  wreckage.  The steam tug Idaho had in the meantime been out a little way, but it was  impossible to get across the lake owing  to the waves and driftwood, - and at  times it seemed from the shore as if  -she would-^���������^--������������������������������������---������������������������������������- ���������-���������  NEVER BE ABLE TO GET BACK.  It was a great risk, and when she got  broadside ou the waves she looked as if  she would roll over altogether, however,  she got back safely.  It was known that Messrs. Stone,  Dennis and Byers were in a boat across  the lake,, also Mr. Pearce and another  man. Inallib was thought that, when  the storm burst fourteen or fifteen  people were in danger, As soon as the  waves lowered a dozen boats went out,  seeking them and as far as is known all  were saved. Messrs. Stone, Dennis and  Byers ran before the storm, and being  good boatmen and hiiving a good boat  they managed to keep afloat, but" were  driven more than five miles up the lake.  They got back about 7:30. Messrs^Retal-  lack and Roadley, who where out seeking them, returning at the same time.  It is still'possible that a number of lives  : may be lost, but until the excitement  subsides it is impossible to find out who  are missing. ,_ . .  Between four and five o'clock in  the  c height |of the storm all the houses  be'.ow. Third street  "WERE SWEPT AWAY  and it was very sad to see the great  . destruction of property.. The wharf,  which cost about S8,000, was soon, seen  to be destroyed. The Galena Trading  Company's store gave three cracks and  disappeared, and the only things saved  were'the barrels of liquors which were  found floating in the lake. The probable  loss is $8,000 to $10,000. Byers' Hardware Co.'s store went together with the I  floating wharf. The Chinese wash ;  houses with contents and two Chinamen j  trying to save their effects in a boat j  were driven out in the lake but were j  saved. The large house belonging to  Ida Williams before the storm had seven  feet of water in the ground fioorund the  injmites were all living on the first floor.  ' When the'-storm came all was excitement and the last women had to leave  in a boat. For'some time it was doubtful if they would be safely landed.  However, a* rope was thrown them and  they Were saved. The house went to  pieces in a few minutes. AH that was  saved was some furniture which floated  HAVE LOST EVERYTHING.  A low estimate of tho loss would seem  to.be $100,000. A hundred people or'  more having small houses which thev  could live in rent free, are now without  a home and have lost their all. A large  jam formed just above 3rd street and  about S a. m., an attempt was made to  blow it out, but was unsucessful. About  a dozen houses still standing on the  south of the creek will probably go before long.  Coming down the lake on the Ainsworth, atHendryx the buildings were all  STANDING BUT UNDER WATER.  Trees were blown down in every direction. At Ainsworth, all the shacks,  warehouses, and Chinese wash houses  were destroyed, and the fences blown  away before the houses on the water  front. At Pilot Bay, the wharf is floating. The water is 3 feet deep in the  Assay buildings, up to the eaves of the  warehouse on the wharf, and several  feet deep in the Smelter building. On  the Crawford Bay side G houses were  washed away and the tug boat, Surprise  sank. The Steamboat Galena is under  water but is thought uninjured.  At Balfour the water is up to the 2nd  floor in the Hotel, the post office is  nearly under water and slightly canted.  The water is just touching the Church  and Busk's house, opposite Balfour  West, White, and Procters houses are  in 6 feet of water, at Lairds house the  water is up to the front door. W. W.  West and neighboisaie all badly flooded A tree fell upon Mrs. Gray" yesterday and hurt her seriously. There was  no storm at Balfour.  Registercdit/ic lot/; day of April, iSqt.  TIU-1.E1.Y CERTIFY that 1 have this dav  registered "Thc Kootenay and Columbia  I respecting and Mining Company. Limited (Foreign)." under thc 'Companies' Act," Part IV.,  'Registration of Foreign  Companies," and the  Companies' Act Amendment Act, 1830."  The head o/iice of the said Company is situated at the City of Ottawa, in thc Province of Ontario, Canada.  The objects for which the Company is established are.���������To carrv ou a general mining business; lo buy and sell and otherwise deal in  mines, mining lands and minerals; to prospect and  explore for, quarry, develop, work, extract and  mine throughout the Province of the Dominion  of Canada gold, silver, copper, precious metals,  baser metals, coal, marble, minerals and ores of  every kind; to crush smelt, reduce, treat and  manufacture, forward, ship and sell thc same,  and for such purpose Io construct, establish and  operate works, wharves and warehouses, and  acquire and own real estate, and forsuch purpose  to construct, establish and operate works,  wharves and warehouses, and purchase, lease,  acquire, hold, own, sell, mortgage or dispose in  any way all such real or personal property, mining local ions, limits or rights, as may be requisite  for Ihe carrying on of I lie business "of the Company; l.o acquire, construct', own or lease and  operate, such tramways, telegraph and telephone  lines, roads, vcssls and works as may be necessary for thc carrying on of thc business of the  Company, and goner,.Hy lo do all such things as  arc incidental or conducive to the attainment of  all or any of the objects of the Company throughout the Dominion of Canada.  The amount or the capital stock of said Company is forty thousand dollars, divided into four  hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.  Given under my hand and seal of ollice, at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-four.  [i-.s.J ' ^       S. Y. "U'OOTTON,  apl2 Rcgisiuir of faint Stock Companies.  sou:  liA-iiiiAcriiUKits of thi;  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, oils,  and Lubricants, etc. ������  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and "Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. C.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, d. E. W. MACFARLANE  - Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer.     -   ������������������ Manager  ������i������te::gQmeri  c*  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������WHOLESALE AND KETAIL���������  .TOBACCONISTS.*  Agents for' the celebrated   L,   &   Q0.  (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.  COl'.M'KV  OI_l>l_KS   ItY   TOST  *'   A1TE.M-KI������ TO.  I'KOMI'TLY  Provincial Si-Crktahy's Okkick  22nd March, 181)1.   ,  Pursuant to the powers conferred in that behalf by section 22 of thc "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act, 1S!)J." His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council has boon pleased  to order, that it is hereby ordered, that the form  of claim to vote hereto appended be substituted  for Form A in the Schedule to the "Provincial  Voters Act."  Ry Command. '  JAMES BAKER,  The  ������  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, 13. C.  ������  RELIABLE  ^STiLLTO THE  FRONT!  FEARMOF  FAmTnH  We have oni hanc1 several tons of first-class Harris. Bacon and Butter Also  car loads ot F our, Sugar, Salt Fish, Canned Meats, Etc. Whilst for he refresh"  merit of the inner  man  we  have Bass  and Allsopp's. Pale Ale,  So    it/  Beer  ^mi-StX*^^  Hudson's Bay Company,  Hiram Walker & Son's,,  Distillers  AGENTS'FOR  Jos. Schlit/. Brewing Co.  Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  Provincial Secretary.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  xoTicio oi'* claim to he given to tiik collector  To thc Collector of the Electoral District of  I, the undersigned, claim to have my name inserted in the Register of Voters for the  Electoral District, in virtue of my being aBritish  subject of the full ago of twenty-one years, having resided in this Province for .twelve months,  and in the said Electoral district for two months  immediately previous to thc date hereof, and not  being disqualiflc'"*  Province-  Dated at     ,      in the  lumbia, this  "     day of  any law in force in this  Province of British Co-  -. -18   .  -   Signature, .'.."   (All Christian names and surnames to bo given  at full length.)"'  ".   .  P. O. box 69.  Telephone __  EDWARD APPLEWNAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Raker and Joscphine.strccts,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining. Claims Handledon Commission.  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROUSERINGS.  Fred. J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just  received a large  consignment  of  g Goods  Residence,  TIEEE  T_R_A.ID-E3 SUPPLIED  ARMIT & RASHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  (Full particulars to be given, such as number of  house, if any, name of street, if any,'etc., so  that applicant's usual place of abode may be  easily ascertained.)  Profession, trade or calling.  Conveyancing, .Notaries. Public  Mining  Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW DENVER, B  C.  , place  UPTURE  More CO"KES  have been ef-  . fected by my  ^^^"^���������"���������"���������^"^", Trusses, -with  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  devices combined. Xhey retain largest  -Rupture under severest strain. A system of flttinghas been perfected the  last 25 years, fully equal to personal  examination by mail. 27 patents  to overcome nCCDDUlTV  IU-bookfree MCI" "U-tlVI ITY j  CHARIER CLOTHE,  IU King- St.-W..Toro_HO.  Interrogatories to be answered by claimants for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  -' 1.   AVhat is your Christian name, surname.  of residence and occupation?  2.   Are you of thc full age of twenty-one years?  ; 3. ^ Are you a natural born or naturalized subject, and which?  i. Have-you ever taken the oath of allegiance  to any foreign state-or been naturalized as a  snbject of a foreign state, and if so have you  since been naturalized as a British" subject,  and when and where?   ��������� <.  5. Have you'Vesided in the Province of British  .Columbia for twelve months prior to the date  of your application to be registered as a Provincial voter?  C. Have yoii resided or had 'your chief place of  abode in this Electoral district for a continuous period of two months prior tothisdite?  If not in this district, in what (if anv) Electoral District?  7. _ Are you now registered as a Provincial voter  in any Electoral District in British Columbia?  <If the answer be yes.)   In what District?  8. Do you now reside in the District for which  you apply to be registered as a Provincial  voter?  On what premises do you reside?  Call and inspect- the*New   Patterns-  and Styles. -.  Fred. J. Squire,       Bake.1 Street,  Nelson.  ^jAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE ^Hfc���������  TEMPTING   DISPLAY  OF  Signature,.  ; "Witness.  \V^ches_   C*������cksj   Jewellery.  i! ai>������l  Silverware,  ShoWrt Jj> the  Warerooijis   o_P  JACOB   DOVER,  The  Jeweller,  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.   B. O.

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