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 ."*".T.. i" ������\ i V b  The Mines In  Kootenay are  Among  llie Klelit-sl.  in  America.  THE  I  // v"    ...r   o, ���������''������������������  ^  '���������'���������--*   ���������-'���������'H. Ill 1B0<1   ;'���������<-//  /J  I A,1* ft-  TJic Ores are  -LigSi-4;ra:le in Gold,  Silver,  ���������[>������������vr,  anil  Leatl.  Whole Number 204.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday, July  14,   1894.  Price Five Cents.  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES OF METALS.  COPPER.  (fames LewL ������r Sons Copper Report.)  June j 6, fSg.f.  During the past fortnight, good Merchantable Copper has declined 10 s. in  value from ������33.15 Lo ������3S.5 for cash.  After touching JEM!) on the Ol;h June, the  market gradually fell away until ������3S was  renchcd\m the K5.li, though from this  low point there w.-i-s a reaction to ������38.5 s.  for cash, and a������3S. KS.S) for three months'  prompt.  Ni'-LSUN.  On her Inst trip to Bonner's Ferry the  S.S. Nelson took 21 Ions of ore from  Kaslo.    Thi! oroc-une from the "North-  Boy :  and  -Alri-  ern   Belle,"  "Lucky  nieda"  mines.     On   her  next   trip  she  takes a shipment of concentrates from  "No. 1," Ainsworth.  The contract for hauling tho machinery up to (he Silver King nnd -100 tons  of ore from tho mine to Nelson h;is been  let to \V. Wilson. The company will  commence to ship ore as soon as 100  tons has been brought clown.  The consulting engineer- to the Mull  Minos Co. will visit Nelson about the  end of next month. During his visit it  is probable that, the final plans for the  aerial tramway may be decided upon  and work commenced.  At the Nelson Hydraulic Go's, claim at  Forty-Nine Creek, John Clinton has succeeded George Aichesou ns foreman. Mr.  Clinton has had considerable experience iu  South Africa, Alaska and Australia. The  company expects to begiu piping iu about  ten days.  The owners of "No. 1" have shut  down Ihe mini'for the present* arrd the  concentrator will stop work in about  ten days. It is at present putting  through ore which, before" the mine  passed into its present ownership, had  been thrown on the dump as useless.  The news of thc start ing of the smelter  at Pilot Bay is expected lo put renewed  energy into this camp as many of the  dry ores for which it is celebrated and  which contain the iron and lime necessary for- lluxes will be required in the  smelting of other ores.  T1IKEE FORKS.  Tuesday   last  a.  in   a    clump     of  is  prO-  NKW DKNVJOU.  July ,1, 1891,  From our oivu correspondent.  Preparations fn- the erection of a new  record oflice are being made. The old  log building is being moved back to allow of a frame "building being erected.  D. Matheson's tender of $1150 being tho   lowest,-' way,   xvv miderstiind, - accepted;  The building when completed should,  according to the plans, be a credit to the  town.  G. J. Atkins made a short trip up the  mountains and to Now Denver looking  after his various niining interests.  A fresh strike has been made on the  Eureka and Richmond claims, and we  are informed that a ledge of extremely  high grade ore has been uncovered on  the first named. News also comes -to  hand that the Elgin and Ivanhoe arc  likely to turn out a second Slocan Star.  The ledge here is an uncommonly wide  one and contains a good percentage-of  shipping ore, but it is as a concentrating  7 pl"op"ositioii~lh"^  attention..  o  Numbers of prospectors are taking in  the gold excitement on Trout Creek. It  is a little too early to estiuiateithe value  of the sti'ike. ,   0  Dominion Day was celebrated.,by impromptu sports and a dance in the evening. The former' were of the usual kind,  and were keenly contested. J. Currie.  and J. Aylwin arc our two athletic  ��������� champions. The dance was held at, the  Hotel Slocan and was an unqualified  success".  Mr. Buchanan  and  Mr.-Grani,   after  "holding   a.   meeting   at  .Three   Forks,  visited the Slocan Star mine.    On Mon-  'K'day they arrived in New Denver.    Tucs-  "' day   the   Alpha   and  "Silverlon    were  '   visited.   To-night a meeting will be held  hereof the  citiaous,   which   will   be addressed  by  the two  gentlemen  named  and-ol hers.  Mr. Goepel came over Monday morning. After visiting Silvorton and tire  head of the lake, he returned to Nelson.  ��������� As is only right, the. new Gold Commissioner' is -winning golden opinions  amongst all classes.  The deepest sympathy is being felt for  Al. Reed, whose bride of, about three  months died at Silverton late on Sunday night. Mrs. Reed had only been in  the country a few months.  Henry Stegge was yesterday committed to take his trial  by Justices of the  Peace Wilson and Bogle on a charge of  stealing   brick.   The   information    was !  laidbyC.AV. Aylwin. Bail was granted.  AIXSWOKTH.  On Monday last Roderick McLeod's  share in the "Twin" claim was sold at  auction by the sheriff. John Campbell  of the S.S. Ainsworth was. the buyer,  the price being $400.  A. W. McLelland has moved over to  Pilot Bay, where he will open a boarding  house.  A very pleasant dance was given on  Tuesday evening in honour of Mrs.  Callaghan of Hot Springs, Dakota, who  is on a visit to her sister, Mrs. H."  -    Geigerich.    The evening  was  cool and  On Tuesday last a lire fire broke  out in a clump of scrub at the  back of New Denver and being driven  up the river by a westerly wind rapidly  reached the neighborhood of Three  Forks. By some miraculous" mean? it  missed the town and took the south  fork of the creek. Fears are entertained  that it may cross the divide and find its  way down to Kaslo.  The   mining exchange   here  gressing.     Samples of ore are  in.    Already there are over IK) samples  from  all over the  Slocan  district  and  mine  owners seem to  be  taking  much  interest in it.  The concentrator- that is being built  at the mouth of Silver Creek, about a  mill' and a half below Three Forks, is  making rapid headway. Its machinery  is now on its way here and by the time  the railroad gets here the structure will  be ready.  Ten to fifteen prospectors and niining  men are now daily arriving here. The  road from Kaslo is in good condition,  wagons coining in daily. The road to  New Denver will soon be in working  order.  The Slocan Star is now working fifteen men.. The No. 4 cross cut tunnel  is in 200 feet and is being driven onwards  at the rate of four feet per diem. . lt is  expected that the ore chute will be  reached next.month.  At, the Reco there issuch good showing that it is expected this mine will  rank with any in the Slocan. Six men  are now at work on it and this number'  will shortly be reinforced. Mr. Harris  j is here from Nelson on his way to the  mine.  Mr. G. D.  Porter',  ore  buyer  for the  Kansas City Smelter,   is  here  and  also i  Mr.   Louis   Wharton   of   the   Everest!  Smelter. ��������� j  AV. tf. Taylor, owner and manager of.  the Blue Bird, is now in town. He has !  eight men at work at the mine.        ������       \  Geo. Atkins  of the  Idaho,   G. O. Bu- >  chanan   and John   Gram,  ex-mayor of  Victoria,  are  in town.    Mr.   Buchanan :  met with a glorious reception  from his j  friends. '     - j  Porter tiros. Ave re allowed to pay up in full  the demands made upon them, but, David  Stussi, a merchant at boundary, was arrested and taken to Spokane; ho is now  out on bail awaiting trial. It appears that  illegal dealings with laud and timber are  so general throughout the United States  that there is a special department at Washington, ,D. C, for this particular business.  It issues elaborate forms and papers headed  "Department of lands aud timber frauds."  Dominion Day was observed at Waneta  ou the 4th inst:;.owing to most of the good  folks having lei t to take in the Nelson festivities ou the 2nd. A charming picuic  was held away up iu the woods where  teuts, awnings, etc., had been arranged,  and a luncheon was served, after which the  party rode on horseback to Seven-mile  camp, where the Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Co. have beeu at work during the summer. Here Mr. and Mrs. Wilson refreshed  the guests with strawberries and ices, who  then returned to Mr. Ellis' ranch where a  delightful supper had >beeu prepared, and  to which full justice was done. During the  evening Mrs. Ellis-D'avies', who has made  many friends since her arrival from England, delighted them with her fine singing,  and dancing was indulged in until the early  hours of the morning.  The strike on  rn  e men's  XAKUSP.  -  3 on  the  railway  is  at  a i  0  id-  demand  to have  th  eir  w  n  4'CS  "v'i.OO  was  conceded,  raised from ������1.75 to ^  and all arrears of wages are paid to date,  East Bnnday the rails were laid within six  miles of the head of tho lake, aud laying  has since been proceeding at the rate of a  mile a day, so that today the head of the  lake is probably reached. Along the lake,  however, there will be some delay as the  track in many places is washed out or covered with heavy rock slides.  New York. We believe that it is the intention of the party to visit the Kootenay  country.  PROVINCIAL   NEWS.  E. H. Port, a real estate agent of New  Westminster has been committed for  trial on a charge of fraud.  In addition to the man Blankeley who  has got ten years for his attempt to rob  the Cariboo mail coach, another man  who has tried to rob the stage at Qnesnelle Forks has also been arrested and as  there is a good case against him he will  probably join his mate. All the gold  dust stolen has been recovered. It is  thought that there may be an organized  gang at work on the road and the police  are taking extra precautions.  Blankeley, the man who with gunny-  sack mask, a la klie kiuck klen, has been  terrorizing passengers by the Cariboo  stage and robbing the express, has been  captured by the never failing provincial  bloodhounds of law, having been run  down at Alkalie lake and safely lodged  in Kamloops jail. Blafikeley twice  ���������within a week held up thc Cariboo's!age  and compelled the driver to empty all  the valuables, including the express  chest, in the middle- of the road. The  highwayman was identified by his  guunysack which he stole from a woman  ! lie was boarding with named Hamilton.  ; The gunnysacK bore the trade mark  "Pinchbeck," and was foiind at -the;  scene of the robbery. Blankeley was an ���������  outlaw before his capture, having at-1  tempted to kill a man with an axe. He  living  arrest  them for hours with a loaded gun, making them wash gold for him.. He robbed  them in this way of thousands of dollars.  MINING TRANSFERS.  AIXSWORTU.  July 4th.���������"Manhattan" and "Big  Bertha,"���������J. AV. Williams to Moses  Ediams, ;' interest iu the "Manhattan,"  $1,000- James Rilev to the. same, 4  interest in the " Big Bertha," $1,000. .1.  YV. Williams, attorney for- his wife, ������  interest in the "Big; Bertha" to the  same, $500. --���������������������������- --���������''  -       "���������--  ���������  July 9.���������"Mountain View,"���������M. J.  Sweenev to S. B.  Miller,  :'��������� interest, $1.  Julv "9.���������" Wedge" and "Mountain  View",'VS. B. Miller to Ira Wells;"- ������  interest in the " Wedge " and ������ interest  in the "Mountain View," $500.  The Tacoma smelter has  temporarily  work on ace-  of supplies.  suspended work on account ot' shortage  X13LSOX.  July 0.���������"Gold King,"���������Josephstirsky  to John J. Hargreavea, h interest, $1.  The "plague" is still raging in Hong  Ko;ig, the total deaths up to the date on  which the last mail left were 1013. The  disease is no longer confined to the Chinese, but is al lack ing Europeans. Capt.  Vesey of the Shropshire Light Infantry  has died of it. He had volunteered for employment in a. house to house visitation  for the relief of ihe sufferers and paid  the penalty of his devotion witli his life.,  A public meeting in favor- of Bimetallism was held in Melbourne (Australia)  on the ISth June. The Hon. G. D. Carter, Treasurer of Victoria, was in the  chair. The lion. William Shiels, ex-  premier, delivered a powerful address in  support of the ���������movement, and a vote of  thanks to the chairman was proposed by  Archbishop Cnrr. The proceedings were  marked by great unanimity and en-  thusiaisin.���������Loudon Times.  Lord Dunraven's yacht Valkyrie,  which went over to America, lust "year  to race against ihe Arigilanr,' has been  sunk by a collision in a yacht race off  the Clyde. Four yachts started. The  Britannia,, belonging lo the Prince, of  AVales, the Viligant, Valkyrie and  Salanila. The last two collided with  the result that the A7alkyrie sank in  three minutes. Her owner, Lord Dun-  raven, was on board, but he and all the  crew cwere saved.' The yacht lies in  25 fathoms of water. The Britannia  and Vigilant continued the race, the  former winning.  Madame Albani, the great singer, is  dead. She died at Paris on the 23rd  June.    Few people  are  aware  that the  had "been living bv robbing Chimiiiien*5, P';i1l,,a.don"a Wlis a Canadian Emma  of their gold aud had a quantity of gold Albani, whoso .real name is La Jeunesse,  dust in his possession. The Chinamen''was a ������������������-Uyo ot Ganada having been  in Cariboo are jubilant over Blankeley's ; ������orn "C-ar Montreal in 1SI-/ She was a  They say  he  often  stood over i descendant  ot   Irench   settlers.     At a  comparatively early age. her-education  was begun at the convent of the Sacre ���������  Coeur at. Montreal. Later she went to  Europe for her musical education. She  studied in Paris under Duprey, and at  Milan under the old maestro Lampertu  Her debut was made at Albany, whence  she took her name. In 1870 she appeared  at Messina with success, also at Malta  and at La Pergola, Florence. She lirst  sang in London at the Italian opera in  1872, .where she continued a favorite.  Iter most successful roles wore Amina,  Marguerite, -Mignon ;\\\(\. -Ophelia, in the  ; last of which she made a marked success."  A landmark iu her career was her ap-  ' pearance as Elsa in Lohengrin in 1873.  She married Mr. Ernest Gye, formerly  manager of the Italian opera in London,  The Canadian .oarsmen have failed to  make a mark at the Henley Regatta.  The following telegram gives'the results  of the principal events.    The-pair-oared  CANADIAN  NEWS.  During the Dominion Day celebration i  at Formosa, Ontario, an old cannon ;  while being loaded, exploded. A largo '<  piece of metal"hit Joseph Auostall in the  neck, almost, severing his head from his.  body and killing him instantly. |  John R. Booth's mills at Chaudiere, '���������  which- overhang- the- Chaudieru Falls; .  were burned lo ihe ground. The' mills  of Canada's lumber king were the finest'  equipped in the world, and had chelates!/;  devices in machinery. The loss is put!  at about $200,000." It is thought the/lire'!  is the- work of an incendiary. Insurance '  about $145,000. i  It is expected that Major-General Her-,  bert of ihe Canadian  Militia will resign. ! race for the Silver Goblets was given thev  NEW lIK-WEIt.  WANETA.  ,(From our'own correspondent.)  The idea expressed by many old timers  that on the recessiou of the. water after the  recent high floods, the creviciug on the  Pend d'Oreille would yield good results, is  being verified day. after day. One man  brought down $80 worth after four week's  Avork; another had 3 'ounces of dust, aud a  third a nugget worth ������6. It is well to remind prospectors and others that, under  thc Dominion Statutes, it is.a.misdemeanor,  punishable by two years imprisonment to  remove any particle of-gold, silver, or other  precious metal without possessing a Free  Miner's Certificate and a duly recorded  'claim. The opinion prevails that a Free  Miuer is entitled lo indulge in placer mining without further formality than taking  out his certilicate; certain it is that the  banks of the Pend d'Oreille River are  black with men, rockers, or sluicing ou u  small scale.  The surveyors who were  for a wagon road 1'ioin  the  June 25.���������"Elgin and. I van hoe,"���������J. T.  Atkins 17JAAr/M.aT;smilP49%7iuicl_H"."T>orT-  nelly51%. $5000.  June 2b'.���������"Elgin and Ivanhoe,"���������AV.-  Marsliall .to H. Donnelly 49%, $5000.  Conditional sale.  running a line  head of Sheep  LOCAL NEWS.  . During the last few days the heat in  town has been very great, the thermometer  registering 92 degrees in the shade.  Mr. li. T. Lowery, editor of the Nakusp  Ledge, was into wn on Friday. .  AVe beg to draw our readers attention to  au alteration iu the time- table ol" the S.S.  Nelson, which will bo found" in another  column.  " The Rev. -Geo. 11. Morden will hold  services to-morrow as usual in the public  school room which is now used as a  Methodist church. The subject in the  morning will be "Sins of Omission '" and  iu the' evening "John's Query"' or  "AVrong Hearts Set Right." "    . -  Coming   events   cast' their   shadows  He had suspended Adjutant-General  Powell in consequence of his printing  orders in the Canada Gazette without  the sanction of Ihe Major-General or the  initials of the Minister of Militia on'l he  proof. The Minister has ordered Col.  Powell's reinstatement, and in consequence of-this snub it is expected that  the:General-will-resignT '   Henry Herbert Thomson, a young  Scotchman,' representing himself a partner with his father in the steamship  line, headquarters at Glasgow, went out  on the Thames at London, Out.,--in'-a  canoe and committed suicide. His  affianced, a handsome and accomplished  young woman, Bella Mackechnie, heard  of. his   death   shortly   afterwards   and  brothers Guy and Vivian Niekalls, who'  rowed over the course. J. J. Ryan and  Wrighr. of the Toronto Club'did not  start. The Thames Challenge Cup was  won by Trinity College, the-Oxford  Eight beating the London -Rowing Club  by three quarters'of a length. The final  heat for the Grand Challenge Plate was  won-by-the-Loander CiubEighrrbeating"*'  the Thames Rowing Club -by half a\  length. The final heat in the pair-oared  race for the Silver Goblets was won by,  Niekalls Brothers, who beat Crisp and  Smith" of the Kingston Rowing Club  easily. The AVyfold Challenge Cup,  four-oared, was won by thc Thames Rowing Club, beating Balliol College," Ox-  foid.    The Diamond Sculls  \v:is won by  ���������        ,   tl - ...     , -   .   , Guy Niekalls, who boat A'ivian Niekalls  swallowed  three ounces  of hydrocyanic   by a length and a-  half.    The first heat  acid and died  immediately.    Ihe couple   for- (he Ladies' Challenge Plate was won  by ICton College.    Messrs Guy and  A'iv-  first met in Glasgow four years ago  where the'lady's ..family 'was visiting.  It is now "discoverod that Thomson is,  penniless, and he supplied the poison. |  itis supposed' he disclosed his cirenm-j  stances to her when they were out boat- \  ing", and they agreed to commit suicide i  as described. Thcogirl is the daughter \  of a widow in good circumstances. I  the Ladies'  Eton Colleg  ian Niekalls are brothers in   law  Baillie-Grohnian who  was-well  in this.countrv. .  of Mr!'  known  Creek to .NorUipori, to tap the Trait Creek . before, and the coming electric light is  mines, have been wilhdiawn. - Tliis line,  was to be the actual grade for the railroad  betweeu these points, for which a charter  has been granted. The new road from the  Le Roi mine to '.the O. K. is making good  progress and when completed the route via  Trail will always be a better road than to  Northport. The maps of British Columbia  will have to. be revised in many particulars,  as the surveys undertaken by the N. & F.  S: Railroad company on their land grant,  show that the Trail Creek mines are within  six miles of the boundary, and will be included in a block of G miles by 16 miles  which falls to the railroad company. Even  the elaborate map issued by C E. Perry-  last year, altogether omits .the townsiteof  Fort Sheppard aud shows the mouth of the  Pend d'Oreille as in the United States!  casting the shadows <,f its poles all over  the town.- It is pleasant to. look rof-  ward to the comfort, of the electric light  during the coming winter. By the way  w-e wonder if any notice has been . taken  of our suggestion about lighting- the  streets as well as the houses.  Messrs. A.'- B. Ilendryx' and Joshua  Davis were in town on "Wednesday last  and returned to Pilot Bay in the evening. After getting things in working  order there they expoct to leave for the  Coast in about a week or ten days to  meet their associates there. Mr. Hen-  dryx will then return and take up his  residence permanently at Pilot Bay."  A moonlight excursion in aid of the funds  of the public schoois has been arranged for  the evening of Friday next the 20th. The  S.S. Nelson has beer, chartered and will  take the party to Balfour or Pilot Bay.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Isinglass won the Princess of Wales  stakes at Newmarket, with Ladas third.  M._ Casimir Perier,, has been elected  President of the French Republic.  In South Bond, Idaho," elopments have  become so-frequent that they amount  "to"an epidemic- '        -r  Carnot's assassin has written to Presi  dent Perier asking fo:  to mitigate  the treatment., he is receiv  ing in prison.  By latest telegrams we learn that  England is acting as mediator betweeu  China and Japan arid has proposed such  terms as.it is thought will settle the  matter amicably..  THE   STRIKE.  TiATK-ST  INTELOLCiKXCE.  CiirCAGO. July 9.--The tread of armed  | men is still heaul in the streets aud the  : wheels of commerce still lag at the bid of  ' the A. R. U. Nevertheless the Avar cloud  ,'which has overhung this city and land for  ' the past ten days, shows distinct signs of.  lining. Instead of stories of additional  i railroads tied up at, vai ions points through-'  ' out the couutry, today's dispatches almost  (-without exception bring advices of strikers  : ieturn'ing to work and an increased resumption of traffic, amounting in some places to  la return to the normal conditions. The  money'with which ! dn-vni.u Chicago has passed without serious  conflict betweeen the rioters and the armed  | forces.  '���������     Sax Fuaxcisco" July  9���������The 12th'day  . of the great strike on the Southern Pacific  [ closes with not a wheel turning iu northern  ] California.   At Sacramento,  Oakland, San  Jose and this  point  the  situation  is unchanged.    The Southern Pacific managers  9U..   Jr���������'"1"8 (.)f ,the ������}a.* five ���������b,,������lC{J ' are utterly helpless and  appear to be mak-  Some sixty men are.now* at work on the  railroad below here.   There is a   terrific  amount of sand to be moved, aud owing to i where a dance will be held, before the re  the steeper slope made by the floods, the , turn journev commences.   This should be  difficulty in forming the grade is' greater  a most enjovable trip during this season of  j than at first construction.   Ihe wages paid , tropical weather,  i are $1.50 per day without board or lodging.!    ���������.   ,Tr.1(.      ���������    *  !    ��������� ,, ��������� . , - ;    Sir William van Horne is again on his  j    Some mouths ago a special agent of the ! wav to the Pacific Coast.'  He is comin������-  j Treasury at AVashmgton visited this locality j this time via Minneapolis, that is to sav. it*  ..D   .._-    I to investigate some dealings with timber ' be can.   He left Montreal on the 6th Jiiiv,  pleasant and dancing was kept up until i cut from the public domain.   It is stated ��������� accompanied bv Lord Mountstephen, Sir  a late hour.   The music was first-class.    I that the S. F. & N rauroad and Messrs. i John McNeil and Mr. John W. Stirlim'.of  out at the terminal station of the  'World's Fair grounds at" Chicago. A,  ; strong breeze was blowing and the flames"  spread to fheAdministration, Machinery  ; and Electrical buildings.        ,,  We pointed out last week the growing  qiiairei between China and Japan with  Corea as a battle ground. Since then  later news has arrived,, by which the  gravity of the situation is by no means  lessened, and indicating that England  may possibly be drawn into the business  as an ally-of China. France and Russia  are expected to.'.support Japan.  ing no effort to resume traffic To-night  there is" an added excitement, however,  caused by the news that Uuited States  marines from Mare Island and regular  troops have been .ordered to Oakland to  take part iu the fight that the Southern  Pacific managers have, been so long waging. The leaders of the strikers in Oakland say that there will be no organized resistance ou the troops, but openly declare"  that the strikers have resolved to conduct  a guerilla warfare. Everyone"knows what  this ineans and many citizens are fearful of  i ( Continued on Page 4.) OPPOSITION DISOEDER.  SIX DIFFERENT PLATFORMS  THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY  WANT.  Before "Voting Read the Following:  So far we have been favored with six  published platforms called "policies,"  made up of a great number of planks,  and emanating from various sections of  the party. The extraordinary feature  of this policy is that it assumes different  forms in different places, so much so  that in Nanaimo it could not be identified in any respect as Ihe one appearing  iri Victoria, and when we view it in Vancouver it resembles no more its former  self in Nanaimo and Victoria than day  .does.night, and when it bobs up in the  rural and remote constituencies it has  divested itself of every vestige of its  varied habiliments. As such it must forever remain a puzzle to ordinary intellects and a mystery to scientists. If we  denominate it a bird of passage it may  be most fittingly described as a " rara  avis." As ari architectural conception  it may be classed as nondescript; viewed  from an anatomical standpoint it is a  monstrosity.  V-In. Nanaimo amongst other things  the platform demands that the government buy the lands of the E. & N. railway and own the road. This would cost  the country-millions of dollars, and is  not mooted elsewhere.  The Nanaimo variety of policy demands government control of schools.  The opposition leaders take credit for  having taken the control of the schools  out of government hands. It is also  strongly anti-Chinese in its tone. Mr.  Sword on the Mainland is strongly  against Chinese restriction. One or  two of the city platforms declare for'  single tax. The rural candidates oppose  it. ���������:  Dr. Milne and Mr. Beaven iu Victoria  advocate the Canada Western Railway  scheme. On the Mainland" tha oppositionists unsparingly condemn, it.  . Up in' Kootenay the Tribune platform  denounces the sending in of outsiders to  manage local affairs. The opposition  central committee in Vancouver and  AVestminster have foisted two total  strangers as candidates on Cariboo and  East Kootenay. The Vancouver platform demands that population be the  only basis of representation. The campaigners in the outlying districts  repudiate it.  Sir. Dutton in Victoria favors a liberal  policy in aid of railways. The other  platforms condemn it, and contend that  no bonuses or land grants be extended  to railway companies.  In short, the platfoini in Nanaimo,  the Nationalist platform of Vancouver,  the Tribune platform of Kootenay, the  three published -platforms of Victoria,  and the various expositions of policies in  the different parts of the province are so  diverse in their nature and so antagonistic in their claims that the task of  harmonizing them in Parliament must  appear a hopeless task to any sensible  mind.  . We.have referred to_o_nly,a.few-salierrt  features, because acl ual examination of  the 100odd "planks" would, necessitate  more time and space than one political  campaign would permit. In this respect  the opposition may fairly claim to have  presented a policy literally " beyond  criticism."���������Colonist.  THE   ELECTIONS.  The returns up to date are as follows:  CONSTITUENCY. MEMBERS HETUHNED.  Esquimalt Higgins, G.  "-J       ;. Pooley,   , G.  Cowichan Davie, (}.  ..." . .  Mutter, G-.  -Victoria City  .Turner,         , G.  "            Helmcken, G.  "            Rithet, G.  "            :.... .Braden, G.  Vancouver City  McPherson, O.  ���������-:       '.'     AVilliams, O.   Cotton, O.  Nanaimo City McGregor,  . G.  Nanaimo North IJryden, G.  Victoria South.'. Eberts, G.  New AVestminster. ..<... .Kennedy,   , O.  Comox '....'-. .Hunter, G.  Nanaimd South  Walkem, G.  Victoria North Booth,           - G.  Cariboo AVatt, G.  "-     .Rogers, G.  Delta Forster, O.  Chilli wack Kitchen', O.  Dewdney Sword, O.  Richmond.-. Kidd, O.  Yale AVest ; Semlin,    ' O.  Lillooet West Prentice, O.  Government Supporters -  1,6  Opposition Supporters '... 10  Total ...... 16  Majority at present for Government... 6  A public meeting was held at Kaslo ou  Thursday, at which both Mr. Buchanan  and Mr. Hume spoke. Both speakers were  received with rounds of applause in which  it was difficult to distinguish any preference for either. - The two candidates were  followed by Messrs. Kerr and Carney. No  voting took place which could show to  which side the meeting leaned.  THE   SUPPLY   POINT AND   CENTRE   OF  THE   SLOCAN,  WITHIN   EASY   DISTANCE   OF   ALL  THE   MINES.    SITU  ATED AT THE FORKS OF CARPENTER  CREEK   FOR PRICES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO  CHARLES J. LOEWEN, REAL ESTATE AND MINING  605 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B, C.  At Ainsworth last night Mr. Hume spoke  from his ��������� notes for about ten minutes,  promising amendments to the mineral and  land act, with Chinese enactments, that  non-residents should not be appointed to  office, etc. Mr. Buchanan followed, showing that all these-things could be easily  secured without.the district going into opposition. Mr. Kerr spoke for half an hou���������.  He denounced the Canadian plank of the  convention platform, repudiated the "no  aid to railways" plank, and went ou with a  limpid flow of words about the principles  of government, which lulled his audience  to sleep. At the conclusion of his address  the meeting silently dispersed.  A successful meeting was held at  Rykerts on Monday evening July 0th,  and addressed by Mr. G. O. Buchanan,  who gave a lucid expression of his views  on the questions of the day. A resolution was passed in favor of the policy of  the present government and Mr. Buchanan's candidature, and on the motion  of Mr. W. P. Sloan, a vote of thanks  was awarded to Mr. Buchanan for his  speech.  AN OLD CHESTNUT.  A lawyer of New Denver/who holds  a brief from the opposition, is chewing  an old chestnut with great zest. "A  minority government." Perhaps he  can explain the fact why one half the  05,000 voters in the province; have already voted the return of this government to power. c  TO LOOSEN HIS TONGUE.  A certain young lawyer- of New Den-  _yer,J_t_i.s_saicJi,_w_as.promised_the_Deputy  Attorney Generalship. Theie can I.e. no  truth in this as both "pair-lies" are  equally corrupt.  It is just as well that the electors who  are thinking of voting for the opposition  candidate should remember that Mr.  Hume has been trying for a year or so  to sell his business and go back to his  home in Nova Scotia. AVe do not want  men to represent us in parliament who  do nob care a jot for the country and  whose hearts are "O'er the hills and far  away."  OUGHT TO  BE  FRESH.  The opposition oyster' is to be opened  in Nelson on Monday next.  Victoj-ia, 13lh July, 1894.  (Special lo The Mimcr.)  A substantial government majority is  practically assured. Prentice won East  Lillooet by a single vote. Col. Baker was  going well and "strong by last report, being  154 to Schou's.'126, five places yet to be  heard from,. A contest is certain in Cassiar.  Henry Coming from Vancouver goes up as  opposition candidate. Captain Irving follows iu the government interest. Though  itis likely that one candidate will retire to  prevent splitting the party vote. A recount  at Dewdney gives corrected returns,  Sword's majority 103. Returns so-far from  North Yale, Martin 268, McCutcheon 186.  AVest Yale, Semlin 164, Wardle 101. Dr.  AValkem at Nanaimo South is accused of  bribery in obtaining his seat. Proceedings  to be taken"to unseat him.  Anarchists are rapidly leaving France  and other European countries, and the  detective force of Great Britain is being  doubled to prevent their landing in England. Extra' precautions are being  taken in guarding Her Majesty, the  Prince and other royal personages.  The strike of fishermen on our North-  Western Coast is at an end in conse  quence of the masters agreeing to  return to last years wages, from which  they had proposed to make a reduction  of a cent a fish.  <:&  -OF���������  WEST  KOOTENAY.  (SOUTH ItilMSli.  ELECTIONS, JULY 17TH. 1894.  The following are the buildings in the  various polling stations where electors  may vote in the above Riding :  Nelson, at the Court House.  Fredericton, at Morice House.  - AVaneta, at School House.  Ainsworth, at Government Office.  Rykerts, at Customs House.  Duucan City, at (Simpson's House.  Kaslo, at Lake View House.  Sproule's, at Sproule's House.  WatsoD, at Morissey's House Building.  Three Forks, at Freddy Lee Building.  New   Deuver,   at   Mclnnes   Building,  Slocan Avenue..  Silverton, at Reid's Cabin.  AV. J. GOEPEL,  _. ,^ ^-ReturniDg-.-Officer-  (*h-o*r*m: bj  Etti Regulation let  NOTMK  OF  roil.   I6I'1X<'   ('KAXTKII,   A.M������  CAMHIIATI'S NO.UI.VATKO.     .  ELECTORAL DISTRICT  ���������01'-���������      ' "  WEST KOOTENAY, <SOUTH RIDING.)  To Wit :  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to  the Electors of the Electoral District aforesaid, that a.Poll has become necessary at  the Election now pending for the same,  and that I have granted such Poll; and  further, that the persons duly nominated as  candidates at the said - Election, and for  whom only votes will be received, are,���������  BUCHANAN,   GEO. O  KASLO, il'MBERMAX.  HUME,  J    FRED  NKISOV, MERCHANT.  Of which all persons are required to  take notice,   and  to  govern   themselves  accordingly.  Given under my hand at Nelson, this  twenty-eighth day of June, in the year  of 1894.  AY. J. GOEPEL,  Returning Officer.  THREE FORKS  LOTS NOW FOR SALE!  PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY  $100 TO $1000  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO antl all Kootenav  Points J  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TKAIVS    '!'������   AMI   IS'OM   XI'I.SOX    l>AII,Y.  Direct Connection at RoIjs.-ui every  Tn������>.>i<I������.r. Thin Mia v  am: Saliiiilay I'veiling,  With  Steamer for Ricvki.stokk, where connection is miulc wit. i Caiiiuli.in Pacific Eastbound  .md Westbound through trains.  through tickets issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs 'Dikkicui/hes.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining th.ti&l  Uining iiiifl Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Cc*0h'-  cs, lourisl; Sleeping Cars and Free CoJtnllt  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rules, time, etc., >oitfY  lo nearest agent. ���������.  .1. llOIII/rox, Agent, Nelson,  Or to (JKO. Mi;!,. KKOWX,  District Passenger, Agent, "Vancouver.  SO |������ci- Ceil I lt������;l������:il<! Io Itiiilili'i-s.  E. O. CARPENTER, RESIDENT AGENT  o  0?*E3:"R,-B*E   FORKS.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'  AM.  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  Trains leave "Nelson for Spokane every  AVednesday and Saturday at 7 a. m.,  returning the same-day, and making close  connection by S.S. Nelson witli all Kootenay Lake points. ..  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays a^d  Fridays.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAY.  OO.  ("LIMITED)  TIME TABLE NO. 4.  In VAUrt Tlmrsaliiy, .5iilv C'lli, 18������4.  Revelstoke Route,  Steamer Columbia.  Connecting with Canadian Pacific Railway (Main  Line) for points Fast, and West. '   .  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at  3 a.m.  Leaves llobson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  8 p. ni,    Noirnri'OiiT Route, Steamek Columbia.  Connecting   at Northport   for   points   on   the  Spokane Falls and  Northern Rail way.  Leaves Robson  Wednesdays and Saturdays at  1 a. m.  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at  1 p. ni.  Kaslo Route, Steamek Nelson.  Leaves Nelson: Tuesdays, at 3 p. in.; Wcdnes-  nesdays, at 5.^0l>. m.; Fridays, at 3 p. in.; Saturday ,, at 5.40 p. ni. Connecting on Satu rdays and  Wednesdays with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Ry.  for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, connecting with  Nelson & Fort Sheppard l;y. for Spokane and  points south Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30  a. in. ..'  Bonnek's Feruv Route, Steamek Nelson.  Connecting with Great Northern Raihvay for  points Kiist unci West.    Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry via Kaslo:  Saturdays at 5.40 p.m., Wednesdays at 5.40  p. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry direct: Mondays  at 0 a. in., Thursdays at(l. i. in.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo via Nelson at  2 a. in. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  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 o.'uccs, Nelson, B. C.  T. Allan, J. AV. Troup,  Secretary. Manager.  J>  "*'"  je^tfE^-  0  gt^&r0^  TAX   NOTICE.  "VTOTICE 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 1894. AH of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  -J)i vision of the West Kootenay District are payable at my office, Kaslo, B. 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 of  - one per cent'on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1994:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  - Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan,  nd 1894.  SEATTLE   AND   ALL  -   PACIFIC  COAST -  POINTS.  ST. PAUL, CHICAGO  - - AND - -  POINTS BEYOND.  Moitani l'<|iiii������������iuiit.   ]Cock*Kiillas|. KoimIIicmV  - \  Attractive tours via Ituliitlt uimI tlie Circa*  l.iik������'s in connection with exclusively  passenger boats ������>l\\orOi<;i-n S.S. Co.  IHi-cvl Connection via .Vcisou ������V  Fort  Slieu*  imril Kail May, at Spokane.; and via  <*. ������V K. 8. X.'-C. sit Itoiiiicr's   Furry.  For maps, tickets, and. complete information,  call on or address:  ���������. ii. IMxon. ������. A. I". !���������. I\ Casey, Agent  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry,-1  F. I. Whitney,  ������'. I". ������v T. A., fit. Faiil, Min  4AEMIT & EASHMLL;  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  -   NEW DENVER, p. C.  PRINTING  AT t���������  THE MINER.  a  i  I  '���������''4.  m  <*���������  I  *-n  ������������������At THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY. JULY 14,. 1894.  Hike itlincr.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������will be mailed lo any address in Canada or  the United'Slates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rate of $3 per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate 0/ rj 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 thc name and address of  the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  a  Address  The Miner Printing & publishing Co.  nelson,   B.C.  THE COMPLETION OF THE SMELTER.  An event litis happened in Kootenay  during the past, week which is probably  of more importance to the district than  anything else that has happened in it  since the discovery of the silver-mines.  On Sunday last Messrs. A. B. Hendryx  and Joshua Da\*tes arrived at Pilot  Bay, and on Wednesday men were sot  to work  clearing  up the  debris left hy  5 the late floods, and operations will he  commenced forthwith which will result  in the completion of the plant and the  inauguration of the regular smelting  business at Pilot Bay. It is not necessary for us here to dwell upon the delay  that has taken place in completing these  works, or- tho causes that have led to  this delay. Suffice it to say that the  difficulties have been overcome, a strong  company has been formed, all the  interests necessary to complete success  have been amalgamated, money has  been provided, and by 1st October next  the smelter at Pilot Bay which has so  long hung fire will be in w'orliirig "order.  A new company has. been formed, to be  known as the Kootenay Mining and  Smelting Co. with' a paid up capital of  $2,250,000, subscribed' by capitalists in  New* Haven, Con., Minneapolis, and  Victoria, B. 0. By far. the largest  interest in the company is held by Mit.  Andrew* B. Hendryx, who will take  up his residence at Pilot Bay and assume  the duties of Treasurer ^and General  Manager-. Mr. E. W. Herrick of  Minneapolis is President, and Mr. R. P.  Rithet of Victoria, British Columbia,  "is^Vic"eTpi"esideTit".���������^Th^dtlier- British"  Columbians who are interested are  Messrs. W. J. Mac aula y, James  Hutciieson, W. H. Elms and Hedley  Chapman.  Mr. Phair, in charge of construction  works, has also arrived, and probably in  a months time a full force of men will  be at work. The'main buildings were  not injured during the -floods, but the  ���������wharf was badly wrecked. This will be  repaired as soon  as the water is low  vt'inough, and it will be" reconstructed in  such manner as to. form a breakwater  to protect the buildings from any other  -flood-that may occur in the future.  >' Among the interests incorporated in  the-new company are the Blue Boli  mines, the possession of which with their  boundless wealth of low grade ores and  fluxes will enable the smelter to deal  alike with thc ordinary galena ores of  the district, the dry ore of Toad Mountain, and the refractory quartz of Trail  Creek. Gold, silver-, lead, and copper-  will pour from its crucibles. The Geological and Natural History Survey of  Canada thus describes the Blue Bell:  "The lode at the Blue*Bell is shown at  intervals through the Blue Bell and adjacent claims for a total length of 1,000  feet and varies from .an average of 12  feet to 86 feet." Men have already been  put to work at the Blue Bell and a.  quantity of ore will be taken  out and  !] conveyed in barges to the smelter ready  to be .operated upon. - The company  intends to give every facility for transport of ore^ along the lake, and for this  " purpose barges will be provided.  As we have already pointed out, the  completion of these yvorks is of the  very first importance to Kootenay.  Not  ., only will they give employment to a  number of hands, but they will make a  mjdritt for many a ton of ore which will  no   jhear  transport  charges to places  I  outside the district. Any miner who  may have only a ton or two of ore will  now be able to convert it at once into  silver dollars, and by this means will  be enabled to open up and prove many  a claim or prospect, that without this  help he could scarcely hope to develop.  in view of the establishment of the  smelter it would seem that the early  completion of the Kash -SI -can Railway  becomes a certainty. How else can the  ores of the Slocan reach their natural  destination.?  We think that hardly any news could  have been received which is of more  importance to the people of this country.  Although the company is largely owned  in the United States it will be their  policy to be essentially British Columbian in all their relations. The plant  will be at once the largest in this  province and as complete as any in  North America. The;- varied kinds of  ores in the district in conjunction with  the remarkable Blue Bell deposit makes  it possible as soon as transport and the  coal supply are perfected, to. make  Kootenay the cheapest smelting point  on the continent.  CIVIL WAR.  At the beginning of the strike President Debs, of the American Railway  Union, announced that their ends were  to be gained by peaceful means. In about  one week these peaceful methods have  become civil war. There is probably  more damage to property in the United  States to-day than there was by any  rebellion in Europe during the middle  ages. The French Revolution, the  horror of which still lives, was nothing  to it as regards the destruction of pro-:  ���������perty and it yet. remains to he seen  which will claim most human lives.  The loss and damage must not be  reckoned only by trains ditched, stations  sacked and stock yards burnt. The entire trade of the United States is paralyzed. The mails are stopped. In many  places the telegraph lines are cut. Sixty  million people are thrown into the  greatest trouble because the Pullman  Company has a dispute with its employees. Will the sixty million people  stand it? Hardly. They put up with a  great deal. But when it conies to stopping supplies, cutting off communications, and burning millions of dollars  worth of property, it will be strange if  the people do not rise in their millions  and wipe their tormentors off the face  of the world. Shot and steel are the  only medicine that will cure this trouble  and a rope for President Debs and all  the ringleaders. Knowing the elements  they have to deal with, the leaders are  doubly guilty  She wants a  strong man'to come forward and take the helm.  The seriousness of affairs can hardly  he exaggerated. 'And not* only can it  be measured by the trouble to-day. But  if this strike is allowed to go on, others,  each worse than its predecessor, may be  expected in the immediate future. At  any trivial quarrel between master and  men in any of the hundred trades connected with railway enterprise, a  general strike with itsatteudauthorrors  will take place. = And what business  man who can get away will.stay to risk  his living in such 11 country? Already  it is impossible to raise one penny oh the  London market for American enterprise^  and Americans with money will seek  investments under the peaceful security  of the British Hag. The United States  to-day has rank stark ruin staring her  in the face, unless she meets the" situation with a strong hand. The question  then arises, has the United States an  arm strong enough to cope with her  adversary. She has 27,000 regular-troops.  Besides the regular army each state is  supposed to have an organized militia,  amounting in all to about 111,000 men.  But where are the 27,000 troops? If  they are not on the spots where they are  required, how are they to get there, the  railroads not running. Another source  of weakness is the necessity of "splitting  them up into small bodies. They are  required at all points at once; from  Tacoma to New Orleans, from Los  Angelos to Boston. It is generally  supposed that it is useless to rely on  militia in civil strife. In the ranks of  the enemy are their friends, their  brothers. Only half trained and  and loosely disciplined, will they fire on  their comrades? Probably not. And.  if they turn and fraternize with the  rioters, their arms ' and drill, partial  though it is, add a greater danger to the  situation. .The United States has a  civil war again staring her.in the face.  OIL    ON   TROUBLED    WATERS.  The dispute between thc contractors at  the Government buildings at Victoria and  their stone masons has beeu satisfactorily  arranged by means of thc machinery of the  Labor Arbitration and Conciliation Act.  It will be remembered that the dispute  arose in consequence of one of the workmen breaking a stone of the value of $������0-  The contractors threatened to deduct this  amount from the man's wages. Thereupon  all the other masons employed on the work  immediately struck, and things began to  look ugly. The contractors stated that  they would stand no nonsense, but would  at once import men from the east to carrv  on the work. The workmen were equally  obstinate, refused to come back to work  and began to talk about chucking out the  new men when they arrived. Altogether  there was the making of a regular ship up,  all round strike, just as they have on the  other side, that would paralyze our trade  and cost the province thousands of dollars,  to say nothing of individual losses aud  privations. But just at this moment, when  everything seemed ready to go to everlasting smash, some one remembered the Conciliation Act passed last session. It was  pulled out and read by masters and men.  Both at once saw a wav out of their difficulties, and jumped to apply if. Its application effected a, speedy and common sense  settlement of the dispute, the men went  back to work, glad to' be again employed)  the masters rejoicing no less than the men.  And this happy result was brought about by  the Davie government, which Mr. Hume  and Ins allies would like to upset. We  fancy his chief supporters are not the  workingman's best friends. They have already tried to make bad blood, and a government that can pass an act like this is not  likely to suit them at all. In this country  in the immediate future we are likely to  see a very great deal of capital invested,  and many thousands of men at work. Remember it is Mr. Davie's government that  has passed the act for settling disputes between capital and labor, and. by which  British Columbia will be saved from the  riots that are destroying her cousins over  the border.   ...  NOTHING IN IT.  Our contemporary must take its  readers for a pack of children to be  frightened by any old turnip with a  candle in it. In an "extra" which it  published last Monday it tried to make  that-old-bogie-of-the-Ganada-"Western  dance. This particular scarecrow is of  no use any longer on the coast so they  have sent it down to the Kootenay to  see if it will work here. Dr. Milne, one  of the opposition candidates at Victoria,  was an open supporter' of the Canada  Western. In his address to the electors  he regrets the difficulties put in the way  of this scheme by acts of the government. The Kaslo" paper thought, in  spite of his known support to it, that  the Doctor would make a good, premier.  It is no use now to raise it up as an  opposition cry. The Canada Western,  or British Pacific as it is now called, is a  gigantic scheme, on a par with the  C. P. It. At present it is beyond the  range of practical'politii'H. In any case  its construction could not hurt West  Kootenay. ,  JOHNBARNSLEY&CO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  GUNSMITHS M MACHINISTS  Importers of till klntls of EM'1.1811 AXI������ AHKKICAX FlltK ARMS AXI������  'A.H.III'.MTIOX.    IIASl' BAl'Lt'OOnS, FI8lll\t; TACK It:, ROWS, ItltLKS.  KKYOM EKS, .IHXt'KS' WI.ASSFS, COMIMSSKg, .IIAt'XKTS, ETC   ORDEES   *B*y   "MI^l.IIj   "P-RO*M:*E:'TIL,_X*   J^TTttl&JDjilJD  TO.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  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 West Kootenay  mines to the Technological Museum of  Sydney, New South Wales.  All mine owners and others interested  in attracting mining men and capital to  this District are asked to send small  specimens (labelled) from their properties  to The Editor of The Mixer, who will  forward them to Mr. Anderson.  * TO  THE ���������*���������  Electors of the Soitl Rifling  -OF-  WST  KOOTNAY.  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 and the province.  I am, gentlemen,  Very respectfully yours,  G. O. BUCHANAN.  HIMMi.  T>     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea! India, and the United States ,  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER,  AXD MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given' rOrcs  bought and sold.   Box 40,Vancouver. B. C.<  HOTIOE.  Tlie Hotel Slocan Estate, UcKucliraii A Co.  In Liquidation.  A meeting of the creditors of the above  estate will be held at the Hotel Slocan at  Kaslo on Saturday, the 21st day of July,  1894, at 4 o'clock p. m., for, the purpose of  considering the affairs of the estate and of  instructing the assignee.   :  G. O. BUCHANAN,  Assignee'  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IXSIiKAXCE mill - . .  f'oinilSSIOff  it J KM.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B. C.  Bank of Montreal  CAlMTAIi <nll i>������i<| m������), Jj*l!j,o������0,������u0  WKST ti,0O0,OO0  Sir DOisALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Corner Baker and  - Stanley Streets.  LOEWENBERG & CO,  ���������SUCCESSORS TO���������  J. A. T. CATON A CO.  VICTORIA, B. C.  Importers ami Wholesale IX-.-ilers in  . . CLOCKS,      YVATCIIKS.     .11'YYELKY.  . . CL-TLKItr,  l'll-KS.   TOBACCONIST'S  . . SLXIHMi;*,   FA.VCV   <;UO������.S,   .11 EX'S  . .   Fiiitxi!jmx<;5'===L = .   IMPERIAL  GERMAN  CONSULATE.  (i)  CHARLES SANSON!  The sitting of the Courts of Assize,  Nisi Prius, and Oyer and Terminer, advertised to be held at Nelson on Tuesday,  19th June, 1S94, is hereby postponed  until further notice.  T. II. GIFFEN,  . Registrar.  Nelson, 15th June, 1894.  WEST KOOITXAY IHSTICICT.  ALL PLACE; It CLAIMS in this District legally  hold may be laid over from llie !."lh day of  October, IS!).'', until the loth day of July, 1S!H.  W. J. GOKl'ICL,  Gold Commissioner.  Kelson, 10th Qctober, 1S93. ���������>  "TV/T    S. DAVYS.  MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  MEIMCAL.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and   Cable  Transfers.  Grant commcrical 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 11 per cent.  j-\   LaBAU,   m. d.',  PnYSICIAN AND SURGEON,  Rooms ������3 and I, Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  P. O. BOX 24. NELSON,  B. C.'     Telephone 12.  CUSTOMS BROKER  GENERAL    AGENT.  T"***.    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coroner for West Kootenay, '  Oflice over Nelson Drug Slore,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  BANK OF  BRITISH MDMlJIi  .- (Incorporated by Koyal Charter. iSte.J  CAPITAL <|iaifl  ���������������������������>>, ������U<Mf,OIM������     .      #���������>,������>,'O,0<Mf  (With power to increase.)  ItKSI'KYK Fl,X|������, Jgfiiltww      .     .        j,.������.V,;W  nelson B-R^-isrc-ia:.  , Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  EEANCHES:  CiXAnA-Vjctoi;in. .Vancouver, New Wcstmin  ster, N anauno and Kamloops.  United STATKS-San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  '      .  ma, and Seattle,  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  j-iiigianu. j  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  "^'^^n-.T0^'11''?" -.-I",1*"-  of  Commerce  and  branches Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches: Imperial Bank of Canada and bran- -  .ciics: Molsorfs Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia. .  *  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, .Nch-Yoi-k;  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago,  traders'National Bank, Spokane, ,   "  S  .-WINGS  DEPAIITMENT-  Dki������osits received at.SI and upwards.** and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3i per cent,  per annum.  . GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  r FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE THE  MINER, .NELSON,  B. C, SATURAY,  JULY i4(   [894.  ( Continued from page i.)  events to-morrow. The fact that the  authorities have decided to begin operations against the strikers at Oakland, and  not at Sacramento, where they have already been angered and provoked to the  point of arming themselves with rifles, is  significant.  Los AngojES, July 9.���������The strikers apparently arc losing ground rapidly. The  Santa Fe dispatched an overland train this  morning and nearly all the Santa Fe local  trains arrived aud departed ou time. The  Southern Pacific company is also running  many of its local passenger trains and today made up a freight train for the east  aud one for Santa Barbara. A large number  of deputy marshals have beeu armed with  rifles and ordered to report to-morrow  ���������morning to guard the passing passenger  train north to San Francisco.  Scenes From the Strike.  Chicago,   July   G.���������Two   hundred   and  twenty-five freight cars on the Pan Handle  track, between Forty-fifth and Fifty-ninth  streets, a distance of about one mile, were  totally destroyed by fire betv/een the hours  of (5 and 8 o'clock  to-night.    Shortly  after  5 o'clock this evening immense crowds of  men, women and boys were seen  coming  from the stcck yards towards the netwoiK  of tracks at the crossing   of Forty-seventh  street.     The mob was augmented every  minute by a seemingly never-ending string  ot* strikers and their  sympathizers, and at  about   (J   o'clock fully 4,000 people were  massed along the  tracks from Forty-fifth  street south.   They were  the stockyards'  crowd intent on a repetition of last night's  destruction,  and the few police who remained   on   duty  were   powerless.   They  were not even notified by the strikers, who  went to work at once.   '"Down the tracks!"  was the cry, and with a cry the mob rushed  southward. -A bunch of waste was stolen  from the switchman's shanty, and  soaked  "dope" used  in oiling the cars,  made-an  excellent torch.   At Forty-seventh street,  five cars standing on the Grand Trifnk liue  were.the first to meet destruction.    Some  of them were loaded.   This did not deter  ihe frenzied crowd from their work and ihe  seals were broken and the doors slid back.  A bunch of burning waste was  thrown inside, quickly igniting the contents, and in  less than three minutes the five cars were  burning fiercely.    Without Avaitiug to see  that the work was   complete,  the crowd  surged on.   They kept to the Pan Handle  track, and at Forty-ninth street came upon'  six   more   cars.' These   were   fired   in   a  twinkling, and on went the crowds.  In the Garfield Boulevard yards of the  Pan Handle four tr&cks were full of freight  cars, more than half of which were loaded.  At this crossing is located a switchman's  tower, and this was first fired. Then the  mob turned its attention to ihe cars on the  sidings, but for some reason tired but one  of them���������a car of dressed beef which had  been started outward several days ago.  They suddenly stopped their incendiarism  and'turned their attention to tearing up  the switches. After a" number had been  rendered useless the mob continued on ils  way southwards. A strong wind was blowing, and the flames quickly spread across  three or four tracks which were filled with  cars. The railroad people say that.there  ���������were fifty cars, forty of which were loaded.  All were soon a mass of flames. " About  ���������thirty "of "the- cars '-were���������loaded-with���������coal-  and the heat, was intense. Fifteen of the  cars contained meat from the big packing  houses of Armour, Swift and -JSelsou-  Morris. By this time the fire department  had been advised of ���������fires further north on  the tracks and had sent their forces there.  But on learning of the seriousness of the  situation at Fifty-eighth street they abandoned their fight1' further northward and  came to the scene of. the conflagration  which promised to be serious. Upon the  approach to the fire of the police depart-,  nient, the mob turned about and started'  for the city. On their way to Forty-fifth  street they set fire to all the cars that they  had missed in their hurried trip southward. No water could be obtained near  the Garfield Boulevard yards and=the cars  were slowlv burned up. It was noticed  that the leaders of the mob were mostly  "foreigners, and as thej retraced their steps  a few of the leaders, accompanied by hundreds, started oil" iu: the direction of the  stock'yards. There" are 350 cars in the district now in the possession of the mob and  it is probable that all will be destroyed by  midnight.  11.30 p. m.���������A mob of three or four hundred is burning cars -iu. the Chicago, Burlington &' Q.uincy yards at Hawthorne,  seven miles out. Four have been destroyed  up to this hour and it is reported that there  are many other .fires springing up in different parts of the yards. A mob of about  three hundred people has held almost complete sway in" the territory, including the  towns of Kensington, Burnside, Fordhan  and Grand Crossing on the outskirts of the  city,, along the Illinois Central Tracks  since 3 o'clock this morning.   During the  '" day two men were shot by a railroad detective,- who was. with difficulty pulled  from the infuriated mob. Upwards of 200  cars, some of them Pullman toleepers, were  buriied. These depredations continued  until late into the night.. .  "The sky is lighted up with the glare of  the flames from the thousand or. more of  freight cars that are burning on the Grand  ���������Trunk at Fittv-first street. A hundred of  the police have gone to the scene with  orders to shoot on sight .if thew are attacked. The loss to the Grand Trunk will  be enormous. A mob began work on the  Burlington shortly before midnight, burn-  in" many cars in the yards at Hawthorne.  If Is thought that 500 cars have been destroyed on the different roads during the  ! day and up to midnight. Sixty freight  | cars on the Wisconsin road at the Fifty-first  | street yards were destroyed by fire to-night.  j One million dollars worth of properly belonging to the railroad and residents of  the neighborhood is endangered.  President Debs this afternoon said: "The  situation is more promising for the railway  union now than at any time since the  Pullman strike. The trade unions in Chicago and the country over have given assurance of help. In California 8100,000  has been raised for use by popular subscription. A mass meeting will be held  here on Sunday night to protest against  the calling iu of the government troops  here. It is an outrage to bring them here,  and tlie people will resist.  THE   HIGHLAND   MINE.  A representative of The Miner paid a  visit, to this  mine on Tuesday  last.    The  ledge was discovered ten years ago, in 1884,  by Messrs. J. C. Rykerts,*C. Olsen, aid F.  Cole, aud was eventually sold by them for  8l0,o00.'' A good deal of work lias been  done at various  times on  this ledge, and  the present proprietors, Messrs. Carter and  Clarke have further developed it so that  its magnificent proportions  can be plainly  seen.   The   ledge   consists   of an almost  vertical seam of galena, of which the strike  is N.W. aud S.E.'and the dip S.W.'   It cuts  the formation at  an angle of 30  degrees,  thereby proving itself to be a true fissure  vein.   It outcrops on the north side of the  Cedar Creek Canyon, and may be traced  from   the  stream. nearly   perpendicularly  upwards  for 300   feet,  and  Ihen  it still  further outcrops  a considerable distance  on the (comparative) flat at, the top.    Previous to Messrs. Carter and Clarke's acquisition of the property, work had been done  upon it in the shape of a tunnel running in  about 75 feet.   This tutiuel has on its right  hand side, the footwail, but its breadth ���������  .some   five   feet���������is entirely in  the ledge  itself.    On the top and probably two hundred yards from thc face in which the tunnel is driven a small shaft was sunk on the  ledge by Mr. Stevenson, which shows solid  galena on every side.   At present,  about  50 feet above the tunnel, just where the  ledgft stands at the top of the canyon, a  deep cutting has been made on it, showing  it to measure about seven feet in width,  pure ore right through.   Three hundred  feet below this cutting the Libby tunnel  runs in and cuts a splendid ledge,  which  there seems every reason to believe is the  same as that in the Highland claim above.  At any rate sufficient is in sight to-day to  prove that the'property is an exceedingly-  valuable one.   The ore is high grade.   An  assay   made   on   Monday   last giving 55  ounces of silver aud 70 per cent. lead.   Of  over fifty assays made some  time ago the  average.was 42 ounces silver  and 76 per  cent of lead. Besides this main ledge there  are three others on the property, the chief  of which is now being exposed iu an open  cut, and proves itself to be a valuable seam  of some forty inches iu breadth. At present  the property is only reached by a trail, but  ore could easily be run down from any part  of the property to  Ainsworth b> means of  an aerial tramway.   The miue is 1150 feet  above the lake and about a mile from it  (horizontally.)  "FIRE   INSURANCE    POLICY   ACT,  1893."  "l*^ OTICE is hereby given that His Honour thc  -^ Lieutenant-Governor in Council has further postponed the.commencement of "An Act  to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of Fire  Insurance,".from the 1st day of April, 1894, until  the 1st day of April. 1S!)5.  JAMES HAKKK,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  2!)th March, 18!H'. ' -- (2)  Sich's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������WlIOLHSAUC .1X1) Kl'TAII.���������  ���������:T0BACC0NISTS:������  Agents for  the celebrated   L.   &   CO.  (Loewe & Co.) li. 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.  COIiXTKY   OliOI'i:*   BY    POST    PROMPTLY  AITI'XOI'B TO.  0?"E3:"H!   T"R-A."D"E rj."CT"E:>"E,'r_,I'EiX5  NOTICE.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  soli: MAXiiiArriiicKics of tiik  THE   ATTEXTIOX   OF   THE   PL'RLM'   IS   IU-  |gE< IEI������ TO THE  FOLLOWI.V������:  ELECTORATES AND ELECTIONS "ACT,  Sl-'CTIOX 'ii.  "No spirituous or fermented liquors or  strong drinks shall be sold, given or  provided, at any hotel, tavern, shop or  other place within the limits of any  electoral district during the- whole of the  polling day at any election for a member  or members to serve in the legislative  assembly of this Province; and every one  who violates tbe provisions of thin section  shall be liable, for every such offence, to a  penalty not exceeding one hundred dollars  and costs, and to imprisonment for a term  not exceeding six months in default of  payment of such penalty."  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 .Ruhber Valves, Rubber and Leather lielLing, 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, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager'  The old reliable  ������ INSTILL TO  THE  FRONT!  BAKER  STREET, ^===~^___l  nelson,b.c.     &^������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   wo  have Bass  and Allsopp's  Pale Ale,  Sohlitz  Beer  (.Imnness* Stout, Walker's celebrated brands of Canadian Whiskey, also the finest  brands of Imported Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.  Hudson's Bay Company,  Hiram Walker & Son's  Distillers  AGENTS KOli  Jos. Schlity. Brewing Co.       Fort Gam-Flour Mills  Milwaukee, U. a. .    Milniioba  ELECTORAL   DISTRICT  ,.   ��������� OS?���������  WEST   KOOTENAY.  (SOUTH llll>IX<;.>  .ELECTION, -17TH   JULY,  1894,  At any'election for an Electoral District,  a person shall_n ot be en titled to vote unless  hisli^~e~is"oh_fhe^'egi"sterof^tel^l'6Ytlie  time being in-force for such district, and  every person whose name is on such register shall be entitled to demand a ballot  paper, and to vote: Provided3that nothing  in this section shall entitle any person to  vote who is prohibited from voting by any  statute, or by reason of =.any disability, or  relieve such person from any penalties to  which he-may be liable for voting.  .  Chapter 39, Section 70, Elections (Regulation) Act, 188S. -���������_���������_���������  UPTURE  More CURES  have been effected by my  Trusses, with  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  de vl c<:s com hi nvil. They retain largest  ltupture under severest strain. A system of iltting-hasbeen perfected the  last 2 S years, fully equal to personal  examination by instil.   27 patents  Ko'ffl DEFORMITYi  ciiakm:* cmitiie.  134 King1 St, W��������� Toronto,  I?. O. box G9.  Telephone ti  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE -ft CO.  : S. K. corner Baker and .Josephine streets,  NELSON, 15. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  .onns negotiated on Kelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing document's drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining- Claims Hanclleclon Commission.  -*EW-S-THTEN-GS;  NEWrTHOUSERIIsTGS:  TO VOTE.  MARK    YOUR    BALLOT    PAPER   LIKE   THIS.  BUCHANAN.  (George O. Buchanan, of Kaslo,  Lumberman.)  X  HUME.  (J. Fred Hume, of Nelson,  Merchant.)  Do not let the cross touch, the line.  Fred.  J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just      -  received" a large consignment of -  Spring Goods  " ������������������> Call and  inspect die  New . Patterns-5,  and  Styles. " -  irred. J. Squire,      ' Baker Street,- Nelson.''  UAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE r^-  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  w\  aiji   Silverware,   ShoWij ii) the  \A^arerooi}is   of  The  Jeweller,  Great Bargain can be had for Cash. ::H"j  BAKER   STREET.  NELSON.   3 .1 I  \\r

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