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The Miner Sep 1, 1894

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 The 3I1im:s  in  Kootenay are Anions  llie Kii'lu'st in  America.  <&J C*'?"V,*jSr'-,''fti  I  Tlie Ores are '  Siigli-l'r.Klc in Oolil,  Silver, Clipper,  iiml Letiil.  Whole Number 211,  Nelson,  British Columbia, . Saturday,  September  1,   1894.  Price Five Cents.  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS  PRICES OF METALS.  SITjVER.  Silver 66%.  Lead 3.25.  LEAD.  Washington, Aug.-25.���������A very important preliminary report on the subject of  lead has just been made by special agent  C. Kirchhoff to the Geological Survey of  -llie Interior Department. The most  striking feature of the statistics presented,  savs the report, is the heavy falling off in  the quantity ol lead drawn from domestic  Bources. It proves a heavy decline in the  .of,- price of lead, and the prostration of the  silver mining industry in the Rocky Mountain states and territories. The stocks of  lead in refiners' hands have' only been  partially reported. Those received show a  total of 2,655 tons on July 1st, 1894, as  compared -with 2,46S tons on Jan. 1st. The  stock of soft lead was 2,060 tons in the  beginning of the year as compared with  1,880 tons on July 1st, 1894.  Ill SIS IN SILVER.  9.1���������The  ���������Neav York, Aug. 24-The drift of  opinion on Wall street is that,up to the  present time the demand for silver has.  come from speculators. They profess  to know that there has been no direct  buying for China, and say that in making prices they entirely follow the London market. One prominent bullion  -broker said that the rise was probably  assisted by the introduction in the house  by Johnson, of North Dakota, of, a bill  for the unlimited coinage of silver. The  demand has not been very heavy during  the past few days, and there was a disposition on the part of London to deal  in futures on silver, from which it was  concluded that the purchasing was not  for immediate shipments on buying  orders from China, but rather in expectation of an advance. At the New York  agency of the Hongkong and Shanghai  banking corporation it was said that  after the rise following the outbreak of  the China Japan war holders of silver in  this country did not dispaly any anxiety  to sell and offerings by smelters were  very light until yesterday, when they  bee������nv> very-Jarge.   The recent Chinese  of our money was.a silver loan, but if a  large war loan were issued it would  likely be in gold, and therefore a Chinese loan would not necessarily result iu,  advancing the price of silver. The  agency is not a heavy buyer of silver  just now, and it is thought that perhaps  the smelters had held the pioduct too  long.  London, Aug. 23���������Tlie strength of the  upwards movement of silver was mark-  'edly"shown veslerday.     India   offered  bills for 40 lacs of rupees.    The  market  ' lendered is 12-32d per rupee, an advance  of 22 32d over the last prevailing price.  The Hotel Slocan lias been leased by  Messrs. Roadley and McPhee and quite a  noticeable change has already taken place  in the fittings and service. The new proprietors are determined to cater for guests  iu the most approved manner and travellers  to Kaslo will Arid the local hostelry as  comfortable as any in the province.  BOUNDARY CREEK.  Mr. H.'P. Palmerston of Midway (formerly Boundary City) reports as follows  to the Colonist. At camp McKinney  the Cariboo and Amelia quart/.' claims,  owned by Messrs. Monaghan, King and  Macaulay, have a ten stamp mill running and are cleaning up between $6.(*'30  aud .$7,000 a month. At Rock creek a  large force of men are at work putting  in a bed rock flume for. placer work  which it is expected will be ready for  operation by the fall. McMartin & Co.,  are running an arrasta on their claims  in Dead wood camp, making a thorough  test of the property, the ore averaging  about $60 iu gold "to the ton with the  present development and growing better as depth is attained, _ while Gibbs  and East have a force of men on the  Mother Lode and Sunset, the showing  being very satisfactory. On the Copper-,  copper camp two miles from Deadwood,  Cameron and Moran , are developing  their mine, while Austin and Savage,  Keithley and Humphreys are also doing  development, on their claims. The  character of the ore is sulphide containing copper and. gold. High grade sulphide ore running 2C0 ounces in silver  and two ounces iu gold is being shipped  from the Skylark and D. A. Considerable delelopment work is being done in  Greenwood camp this season, and several new strikes have been made. The  Stemwinder, which is down 28 feet,' has  a seven foot ledge running $50 in. gold  to the ton. The Ironsides, which ran  $13 50 in gold on the surface, at 30 feet  depth now has increased to $C'J a ton in  gold and 6 per cent copper and is being steadily developed. Among the  recent sales of mines are the Maple and  St. Lawrence at White's Camp, which  have been purchased by Spokane people.  Capt. Adam's men have made some discoveries of fine looking quartz three  miles north of Greenwood and already  thirty locations have been staked out  there.  One of the objects of Mr. Palmerston's  visit is- lo ti-y-atirl��������� armngo more favorable rates with the C. P. R. for shipping  ore by way of Penticton. The district  is about midway between Penticton on  the one side and Marcus on the Spokane  and Northern. The latter road, says  Mr. Palmerston, charges $7 a ton, while  the C. P. R. asks $850, and consequently  the trade which should be kept in the  Province   is   being   drawn  ledge  speci-  CAR1BOO CREEK.  (From  the  Nafaisp Ledge.)  Nelson Demers has discovered a  of gold quartz, and has sent out  mens to be assayed.  The Waneta Co. took out quite a  quantity of coarse gold on Saturday.  They will alter the diggings, as they are  too high up to profitably reach the bed  rock. .      '��������� . '  John G. Devlin has discovered a four  foot ledge of gold-bearing quartz about  400 feet from the Golden Eagle on Cariboo creek.. He calls the claim Scotland  Yet. On Monday he sold a quarter  interest to John O'Learyfor $150.' Work  will commence on the ledge immediately  and a shipment made for milling put'-,  poses.  The Golden Uagle, a claim located by  Hardie and Jones on Cariboo Creek, is  attracting considerable attention. It  has a ledge nine feet wide, contact,  hanging wall, black slate, with a foot  wall of granite. Float has been, found  on both sides of the ledge about a mile  distant. Quite a number of prospectors  are on the ground eagerly looking for  an extension. With the exception of  Devlin none of them have yet been  successful. A half interest has been  sold to D. A. MeDougald and R. M.  Yingling for $2,000. A shipment of  several tons will be made immediately.  The rock blasted out looks better than  the sample assayed, which went $481-in  free milling gold.  -���������t���������- MINING  TRANSFERS. ���������  NEW DENVER.  , Aug. 20.���������"Wild Goose" and "Mocking  Bird,"���������B.  Squire and II. Richardson to  F. Mallerby, % interest in each claim, $1.  .    Aug. 20.���������"Yukon,"���������F.  S. Mitchell to  "l R.' H. Pratt, ��������� % interest, $100.  Aug. 21.���������"Hattie" and "St. Antonie,"���������  G. A. Simmons to Y. B. Martin, % interest  ���������'imeach, $5G0.  ��������� Aug. 21.���������"Black Bees No. 2,"���������J. S.  Peters to F. Sexton and G.Ross, J.<interest  each, ?100.    '"'  ka.siiO.  away into  Washington. The fanning population  in the district was doubled this year  and a good many thousand acres "are  now in cultivation". The crops are looking remarkably well, the. weather having been very favorable.  and 25. In making the latter statement  no allowance has probably been made for  the smoke.  Patrick Sullivan was summoned before  Stipendiary Magistrate Sproat on Wednesday for committing an. assault on Emma  Johuson, a colored woman livinginone of the  sporting.houses on east Baker, street. The  assault consisted of throwing a spittoon at  the lady. The case was remarkable for  three entirely different-stories of theadven-  venture told"by the lady, the prisoner and  a witness, who appeared, for the defence.  The prisoner was fined $15  and  costs  and  S2 for damage done or one  month  hard labor.   The money was paid.  with  The Colonist states that the Columbia  Mining Company, a corporation recently  organized in Seattle, has purchased a  section of 640 acres opposite . Yale for  $28,000 and will immediately begin operations to put water on the ground for hydraulic mining. It is proposed to carry  water across the Fraser on a wire suspension bridge at an expenditure of $50,000.  The company's oflice will be located in  Seattle, and thc incorporators are F. W.  Ladd, W. H. Flett and Timothy O'Connor,  of Merrill, Wis., and T. A. Dereg.  WANETA.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The enquiry into the charges, against  Capt. Fitzstubbs are announced to be held  on Friday next the 7th inst.  It will be seen by an: advertisement , in  another column that Harold Selous succeeds C.: Hamber as agent for the. Atlas  and United Fire Insurance Companies.  We are desired to call our readers'  attention to the changes in the time  table of the steamers of the Columbia  and Kootenay Navigation Company.  The'Winnipeg Saturday night, a . lively  paper, is about to publish an illustrated  supplement relating to British Columbia.  Mr. S. li. Reid was in town during the  week collecting items for this purpose.  Mr. C. G. Dixon,' the general agent in i  the ^passenger   department  of the Great  "Northern Railway at Spokane, was iu town  this_week. _He. says^that things, are un-.  (From our own correspondent.)  August 31st, 1894.  Cameron Bros/, the enterprising transfer  men of Kaslo, are busily engaged in building a large floating warehouse on the lake  front. It is their .intention to have������the  steamboat deliver local freight there and  so give their customers storage or immediate delivery.  The Blue-bird miiie has started up again  and is turning out some very good ore.  Mr. Alex Smith, of the Surprise mine,  returned to town Monday. Tbe "mine is  improving all the.time and is what its  name indicates���������a surprise. There are  several hands engaged developing this  property and splendid results.appear for  their labors.  The Noble Five boys are already rebuilding on a larger scale in place of their  buildings which were burned down. The  Hennesseys are hard to beat.  C. H. Ellacott is back in town, having  surveyed foiir claims while out. Mr.  Ellacott is steadily winning his way in  local surveying.  ��������� , Mr. Goepel, Gold Commissioner, rode  up the road Monday en route' to Nakusp.  It is said he will forward work on the road  to Cody Creek while at Three Forks.  It is understood'that a change in the  Mining recorders has taken place, and  that John Keen of this place is commissioned to receive notices and issue licenses.'  (From our oivn correspondent.)  The Nelson and Fort Shepherd Ry. have  commenced work on the new depot at this  place. The building is to be 56 x 20 and  will3 contain apartments for the customs  house and a bonded warehouse.  J. F. Warner, of Seattle, reports that the  owners of the O. K. mine at- Trail Creek  have the ground cleared up preparatory to  putting ima five stamp mill. He prophesies a great future for Trail .Creek as a  mining camp.  The placer ground oh the Pend d' Oreille  and Salmon is attracting considerable  attention'from capitalists aud if the pumping scheme is the success it promise's to be  at present this will be an excellent field for  investors. There are a number of capitalists  having the ground prospected and all  claim it will pay well for hydraulicirig.  doubtedly looking up ou the other side.  The new bell for the Fire Hall .has  arrived. It is a very fine one-weighing  about three hundred pounds. 'We trust  that it may be long before its ..dread, notes  are heard iri the town.  The dense pall of smoke-still continues  and yesterday was thicker.than ever. The  glass is falling and there are other signs  of a change. The smoke is unfortunate as  several people from other parts have come  in lately to see-the scenery.  ' The Sabbath School picnic to .Six .mile  Point was very wdl attended'yesterday.  The S. S. Ainsworth which was chartered  for the occasion was crowded and a most  enjoyable afternoon was spent, the party'  returning to town at 7 p. m.'  A slight accident occurred' to the S. S.  Ainsworth on her .homeward voyage on j.  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  The Governor-General and Lady Aberdeen are expected to visit the Earl's property in British Columbia some time this  month.  . Hugh Lynn, the Savary Island murderer,  was hanged in the New Westminster jail  on Friday 24th.  Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill returned to Victoria .after spending some  time iu California, his health is so much  restored that he. intends to take an active  part iu parliament next session.  The election of Donald Graham as member for the Provincial Parliament for East  Yale will be contested and .a petition has  been filed in the Supreme Court, by E. J.  Tronson of Vernon.  The Right Honorable Sir J. E. Gorst,  late Under Secretary of State for India, is  iu Vancouver in the interests of the British  Empire Life Assurance Co. Sir John is a  powerful factor iu the British House of  Commons and. all the coast papers print  full and appreciative notices cf his career.  The government has increased the reward for the killing of panthers from $5 to  $7.50. It is iiot generally known that the  Provincial Government also offers a reward  of $2 for each wolf aud $1 for each coyote  killed, on the certificate of a justice (pf the  peace.  CANADIAN   NEWS.  There are said to be many desertions  from the Royal Canadian Dragoons  stationed at Winnipeg.  The police of Montreal raided a number  of gambling booths last week at Lepinc  Park and arrested u number of gamblers.  The caretaker of the C. P..R. offices at  Winnipeg has fallen heir to a fortune ot  ������250,000 and lias left for England to secure  the same.  According to the custom house Teturns  no less than 8,280 French-Canadian families,  estimated at 41,400 souls, returned to  Quebec province from the New England  states duriug .1893.  Sir Charles Tupper while travelling by  j railway in England was seized with a chill  at Chester. His physicians report 'that  theie is no immediate danger and that he  will be able to continue his journey  in-rrfew-days.���������- "���������r"���������"   Russell,  Russell,  aged 19,  Mr. Beresford Ph'epoe, who has had  charge of Molsons bank at Toronto, Junction for nearly four years, has been promoted to the managership of the Winnipeg  branch of the bank.   .  ; Much anxiety is felt at Toronto regarding  the fate of seven young men who left a  few weeks .ago i'or a cruise, around Lake  Ontario in the Lurlirie. a small yawl rigged  yacht. They were last heard from at  Clinton, N. Y..1111 Sunday,-12th inst., when  they announced their intention of starting  straight up 'the lake for.Toronto, which  they should iiave reached last Sunday.  Telegrams' were sent Lo all lake points,  without learning any tidings.of the missing  yacht or crew.  The S. S. Monarch has been wrecked  whilst making the ascent of llie Sault  rapids.      Owing   to-'her   small   fleering  the body and hid it in a swamp, where  another Indian found it in the morning,  ihe murderers are in hiding and further  details are wanting at present.  News of terrible drowning accidents  reaches us fro-u many parts, of the  Dominion. At St. John's, N. B., during  a race the yacht Pnmosewas struck by  a squall and capsized. Of twelve persons  on board eight were drowned. The  following is a list of the lost: Samuel  Mutton, aged 50, who leaves a widow,  owner of the Primose, and best known  as one of the famous Paris crew. He  was in the customs department; Fred..  Priest, aged 20, single, carriage maker;  Albert Aikerly, aged 28, only support of  a widowed mother; HenrvBai-llei I, aged  27, who leaves a widow and two children;  James Hurley, aged 52, who leaves a  widow nnd seven children; Win.  aged 20. single, son of W. R.  merchant tailor: Harry Hovi,  single.  Hon. C. F. Fraser, ex-minister of public  works 111 the Ontario -government, and  who was recently appointed inspector of  registry offices, was found dead-in the  parliament buildings at Toronto on 24th  August. Hon. Mr. Fraser had been in  poor health for several years. The deceased  gentleman returned late~ the ��������� previous  . evening from a trip of inspection of the  registry offices through the Rainy River  district in company with Dr. Chamberlain,  inspector of prisons. Hon. Mr. Fraser  reached the parliament buildings about 2  o'clock and the night watchman says' he  then seemed to be in good spirits. At six .  o'clock, the same official took the morning  papers to Fraset's room as usual. Noticing  the light still burning, he entered the bedroom, but found it empty. Going farther  he found Mr. Fraser lying on the floor of  the bath room dead. The body was dressed,  save for the removal of .the collar. The  cause of death was heart failure, induced  by general, weakness and ill health, from  which Mr. Fraser had long been suffering.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  _ Mr. Hatch, the British Consul at Blue-  fields, has been arrested and imprisoned  by Nicaraguans. Satisfaction will be demanded.  Michael   Brady,   James   Morgan    and  Joseph .Curry have been drowned in Elen-  gairy mine ut.Bi\tte,-Mont.   -The mine-wjas  :.  flooded from an abandoned miner adjoining'  full   of   water,   which    was    accidentally  tapped.  Governor Altgeld of Illinois and Mayor  Hopkins of Chicago have decided on'a  plan of relief for the starving Pullman  strikers. The scheme is to secure the aid  of the railways by their furnishing'free  transportation tc all those of the town who  desire to seek work in other cities and"  towns of the country.  On the morning of Monday the 23rd  uI1imo,������Lord Dnn raven's yacht "Valkyrie,  which was sunk by .Mr. Clark's Satanita  during the first race in the recent Mud  Hook regatta on the Clyde, was success- :  -fully-brought-ashore-a-liufcle-above-Ardua-���������  dam pier, the operations in connection  with the raising of the boat have extended  over nearly two weeks."~ An examination  of-her shows that the damage done' ia  rather slight, and is apparently no worse ���������  than that sustained by the Satanita, the  only signs of her disablement being the  broken mast and the fact that she was  canted a little to the damaged" side. She  was towed to Greenock the same afternoon  for repairs. The wreck had been ' bought  for ������600. - -   ���������  THE SILVER   KING.  NEW  DENVER.  (From our own Correspondent.)  Mr. S. K. Green and "Mr. J.. L. Drum-  keller of Spokane, botli of whom are  interested in mining properties in the  Slocan, are paying a visit to New Denver  and looking after their interests.  - Captain Moore has returned to the concentrator and states that work will proceed  at once.  - A forced sale of some New Denver-lots  was held this afternoon by D. B. Bogle as  auctioneer. . All lots offered changed, hands  and purchasers got wonderful bargains.  AINSWORTH.  There is considerable anxiety on the  score of fire. - A good deal of machinery  has been removed from "No. 1." -and- the  Skyline.  There is some probability of the Record  Office here being closed. Mr. T. J. Len-  drum, the late Recorder, has left that-  position and Mr. Rashdale i3 temporarily  in charge. The matter will probably be  finally settled during Mr. Davie's approaching visit.    tin1   w.itei'   she  Andy   <<eesiok.  the regular Indian pilot, and  swingim  the stream she bumped on   the  rapidly knocked a big hole  in  Wednesday last which, but for the-promptKI'ower and *tue low r*til|e "f  action of those in charge might have been  y������fc beyond lira control of  serious.   A small part of the wood work  in .the neighborhood of the boiler ignited,  but luckily was almost immediately extinguished before any harm was done.  ; In the' case of Croasdaile v.' Hall et al.,  Mr. 'Justice Walkem decided that.the  action should be tried before a judge and  common jury, with liberty to either party  to have a special jury on giving ten days'  notice. It is understood that this~ case is  set for hearing at the assizes at Nelson  this month.  Mr. C. W. Busk has safely" launched j  his little steamer, the Flirt, on the;  waters of the Kootenay. . This little';  craft, which was built at Dartmouth, is j  of the very latest type, having quadruple '  expansion engines and all the recent ',  improvements. - Mr. Busk .advertises  her as available for hunting, .surveying,  prospecting and othei parties.  At the end of 1894.^ says Whi taker, the  well known comet of 3-lncke will probably  be observed, but ns its perihelion passage  As everyone knows,' the Silver King arid  its sister claim the Kootenay Bonanza fire  situated upon the toy) of Toad -Mountain,  four miles south -, of Nelson in a straight  line.   There is a wagon road and  a trail.to  ; the mine,  neither of -them by any means  ! straight.    The former is eight miles long,  j and the latter about"six.   The top of Toad  j Mountain is a vn^t amphitheatre encircled  in"; by a rim of bush clad, mouutain.   In..two  rocks aiui j places   this, rim ,rises- iuto high .peaks,  her  siern. j Mount Alkiiis and  Mount Dawson."  Close  She filled at once aud  sank lo   the  boiler! under the shelter of the latter   lies the  deck.   Fortunately there were only  a few ] Silver King, while the Kootenay Bonanza  passengers who were saved by S.S.Victoria, i actually lies on top   of   the ridge.   The  I height above ..the sea is about 6,C00.feeo.  i The Silver King is at present' the most  ^developed and complete mine in the district,  j It is distinctly a mine and not a prospect  ; or a cJ.aim, as a perusal of this article^ will  ''show.  !     Discovered in   1886   by  At:Meat Cove, N. S., five fishermen  were drowned. When the lit tie fleet of  fishing boats put out to sea the weather  was fair and calm. But a breeze sprang  tip sending in a nasty sea aud the" men  were lost in the attempt' to beach the  boats. Hundreds of spectators, unable j  to lend a hand, watched the scene. . j  -Two cod fishermen at Halifax have \  been drowned by the capsizing of their i  boat. ,j *"' ..,-"���������  The festivities of regatta day were  rnmewhat spoilt at Stanly Island, Sum-  aerslown, by the report of a horrible murder committed by Indians the night before  at the American side of the St. Regis  Indian reservation. The report was  brought by one of the chiefs, aud was to  tlie effect that au Indian doctor . from Oka.  ��������� v. hose name he did not know, had come  "iMiue to see his wife, who lives at St. Regis,  1 ,",ud while asleep had beeu killed by a half-  . PILOT  BAY,  A fire is raging in the  back of the smelter.  will probably not take   place until very  early in 1895"its return can only justly be  attributed to that year, though as a visible .  object the comet i.-sure to be seen iu the- breed admirer of the woman, whose name  , Autumn of 1894.   The same authoritv tells ;���������* V>er\o.    Iterlo,  it appear.-,  took  an  axe  low hills" at the; us  that SDecial n eteoric showers niav be and split open  the doctors skull.    After-  looked for on September 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, l.'J. varus the woman and  the man dragged  in L&m by a prospecting  party from Colville composed chiefly'of  members of the Hall and Oakes families,  it was with three other claims sold last  year to the Hall Mines Company of London, England, for something over one  nr'lion dollars. It was the only silver  mine, in Canada or the United 'States, that  was floated last year on the Loudon market. The property consists of four claims:  the Silver King, the Kootenay 'Bonaiiz-',  the American Flag and the Koohinoo'r, and  covers about 56 acres. The works "consist  chiefly of a tunnel 5*20 feet long, running,,  S. 65 deg. E., connected by winzes and  inclines with-two. upper tunnel.'; and with  an upper drift about 200 feet long. There  are numerouscross-cutsaudalsoalower drift  approached by a .. winze from the main  tunnel. The ore is not' in' the form of a  (Continued ou next page.) THE-MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER i   [894.  wffnaae..matrKmatzmixu  .���������^y^ffw|.,,^y?^..TVMmMIM������������������������fill ���������! .11 II  t?*v.'r-Jl?������tj!XlXm������,-ZnZi*m  Maa^IPmTlT^irrtMif1  EDHKUlKS3.-nEKlUI.mn  ( Continued from page I.)  fissure vein but lies chiefly iu two large  bodies, which have now been very extensively proved by the workings. In the  drift cut above the main tunnel the same  ore bodies were si-ruck, but were found to  be not so rich as in the original workings.  A winze was accordingly sunk and a drift  excavated at a lower level. Here again  the ore was struck, but this time it was  richer instead of poorer. Up to the present  time it has beeu the policy of the company  rather to develop their property than to  chip ore. But of late a change has been  made. Stopeiug has now commenced and  already 100 tons have been shipped. 300  more await shipment on the wharf at  Nelson, while from 2,500 to 3,000 tons of  ore of various grades is on the dump at  the mines.  The ore varies .very much in quality.  Assays of specimens have run the ounces  into four figures. The rock in the lower  tunnel will average from 30 to 40 per cent,  of shipping ore going 130 to 150 ounces of  ���������ilver, 12 to 15 per cent, of copper and a  few dollars in gold to the ton.  The minerals fouud in the mine are  Bornite or Peacock copper ore, Tetrnhedrite  or grey copper ore and Chuico-pyritea or  yellow copper ore with occasional iron  pyrites and traces of galena.  The buildings make quite a little town.  Ore sheds, smithies, stores, offices, machine  houses, dwelling houses and sheds of  various kinds.  - The machinery consists of a boiler and  engine of 25 h. p. locomotor type driving  a 20 h. p. Belt air compressor direct from  the fly wheel, aud from a counter shaft a  No. 2 Blake crusher and a ��������� twelve foot  sorting table. The Bame boiler supplies  steam for compressing tlie air which i3 led  by three inch pipes 1.800 feet to drive a  Sullivan " C" drill that is boring about 40  or 50 feet a day into the heart of the Kootenay Bonanza. The necessary water is supplied through a two inch pipe by a Duplex  Blake pump.  At present the mine is putting out about  30 or 40 tons of ore a day. But it is the  intention of the m;magement to increase  this at once to double the amount.  The works are under the charge of Mr.  John J. Jordan, who has had great experience iu the old country, in Portugal, in  Africa and in Mexico.  There are several schema;; ;ri foot in  connection with the further development  of these mine?, which are of the utmost  importance to Nelson and the district, but  in their present incomplete and undecided  state no benefit can. arise from enlarging  on them.  THE SLOCAN  MAILS.  The "Editou Net,so-n Miseb,  Dear Sir,���������Is there no way of getting  ���������orne reform in our mail service. Our tele-  raph wire is not always upor  we  could  oour business that way. Unfortunately  for ns we  have  to use the   mail service.  On Saturday, ISth of August, mail  reached Kaslo and New Denver from  the outside world for Three Forks.  We got the Kaslo bag Tuesday night,  the Denver bag Monday evening. Pack  trains are continually running from  New. Denver to Three Forks and one  came up on Sunday, but the worthy  postmaster at Denver could not accommodate Three Forks to the extent of  sending our mail by the first chance, and  ���������when he did send it he sent the bag  "ldckedrknowing-full well"-we~had_ no_key-  here. Apropos of the key, it is just a  month since our fire and that is "surely  time enough for the post office aulhori-'  ���������ties to send- a new outfit for Three  Forks. I go back to my first kick., The  Kaslo postmaster, I suppose, could not  possibly find time to get our mail out on  . Sunday's stage so made ns wait till  Tuesday, though a few minutes work  would have done the trick on Sunday.  As it happened I had a very important  letter by (his particular mail which had  to be answered by.retuni. - If Mi'. Green  had got a move on himself aiid sent the  mail out on Sunday 1 could have answered this letter by Monday's stage  from Three Forks. But Mr. Green did  hot get a move on. so my letter' did not  reach me till Tuesday and I -hid to  spend four dollars in a long wire in con-  .. sequence.  We are always blowing about - our  superior customs, etc., on this side, but  do let us take a leaf from Uncle Sam in  this instance. The smallest camp on  the other side, gets its mail daily.  Yours truly,  -    E. Gl Carpenter.  THE WAR  IN  THE  EAST.  London,   Aug.   21st.���������The   Shanghai  correspondent vof the Times  telegraphs  under yesterday's date:     General   Tio,  commander of the  Feng Tien  division,  telegraphs that on  Friday the  Chinese  attacked the Japanese at Ping Yaii, and  drove them with a. heavy loss to  Chang  Ho, a distance   of eleven  miles.     The  Chinese   re:attacked  on" Saturday, and  drove them out of Chang Ho.    The .Taps  losses were again Jieavy.    Chang. Ho is  now in the hands of the Chinese.    It is  expected that another great battle  will  be fought to-day.    The Chinese, had previously evacuated Asan   under  General  Yeh, who  was  falsely  reported killed,  and'was obtaining reinforcements  from  the Koreans, marched east of Seoul, in  the    direction   of the   Chinese   forces,5  converging at Ping Yang.   Nine thousand Japs marched from Seoul  towards  Ping Yang.    The telegraph at the latter  point remains in  the possession of the  Chinese.     The  Chinese fleet  is in full  possession of the Gulf of Pe-chi-lL   The  Japs are re-embarking a large number  of troops at Fusan.   Their  destination  is unknown,  -&&  NELSON  LOTS  w  ii  7\,r  ���������"���������"^'li  Mr  A new Railway  under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railwaya  Centre and Seat of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building a?id Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OP GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON  Apply for Prices, "Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co.,.Nelson, B.C.  Tremaine Steam Stamp JJHiL  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED   {Highest Award at World's Fair Chicago.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per diem. The entire plant consists of Boiler, Steam Pump and  Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which can be taken  apart and easily transported by pack animals! These Mills can be erected and placed  in running order at from $2,000 to $2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M.  S. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  ���������*r*STELSO"ISr,   B.   O-    '  Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at the World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment than  the TitBMiUNB Steam Stamp Milii in the Mining Building. It was a positive novelty  to the great majority of mining men. It commanded attention by reason of its simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers* were astonished to-\  learn that such a machine had beeu in successful operation for over two years in the  extreme north-western part oi the United States. (9)  THREE FORKS  LOTS NOW FOR SALE!  PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY  $100 TO $1000  r>l> Per Cent. Kcbatc lo Itiiilrici.s.  KOREA CUT OFF.  London, Aug. 22.���������Dispatches received  from Shanghai last evening say that communication with Korea has been stopped  completely, aud that correspondents who  started recently for the peninsula have  returned, as they found it would be useless  to proceed to tho scut o������ war.  CTHE  KING  LOOKS  TO  JAPAN.;  London, Aug. 22.���������A dispatch to th e news  agency in this city states that the King of  Korea has declared himself independent of  the Chinese government., and appealed to  Japan for assistance to expel Chinese from  the country.  According to a rumour in Berlin nine  Russian men-of-war are on their way from  Cronstadt to the seat of war.  London, Aug. 24.���������The Yokohama correspondent of the Times telegraphs under  last Thursday's date: "The Japanese fleet  is pirating the China sea, seeking the  enemy and trying to prevent the ricetribute  from -going���������north;-���������The-Japanese-troop's  in Korea are estimated at 35,000 to  50,000. Large reinforcements were embarked to-day." .   J  GAME LAWS.  "Union Gun Club" eondenses the  Game Laws for the Colonist as follows :  GAME PROTECTION ACTS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  .   - And Amendments, to 1S94.  Il is lawful.to shoot'.��������� -  . Grouse���������(Blue,     willow    or    ruffed),  prairie fowl   and   partridge,   from   1st  September to 31st January.  Ducks, from 1st day September to last  day February-.  Cock pheasants (except on Mainland),  from 1st October to 31st December.  Deer, elk, caribou, moose, hare", mountain sheep aud mountain goat, from 15th  September to 31st December.  Note���������On Mainland, East of Cascades,  mountain sheep, goat and caribou, from  1st September to 28th December.  // is unlawful to shoot:���������  Hen pheasant at any time.  Pheasants on the Mainland at any  time.  Cow elk or cow moose at any time.  .  Quail, before the 1st September,  1896.  // is -unlawful to sell or buy or offer, or expose  for sale:���������  Any, pheasant at any time.  Any deer under the agej of twelve  month at, any time.  Doe of any age at any time.  -  Willow oV ruffed grouse, before 1st  October in each year.  The act in respect to the offering of  deer for sale is very vague. In one section it states that deer are not permitted  to be exposed for sale until 1st September, and in another section it provides  that deer are not to be killed before the  15th September. This "error in the act  is slight[y misleading. Still it is only  common sense to place a fair construction on the intention of the act���������namely,  that deer are not sold until killed, and  if not killed until the 15th cannot be  exposed for sale on the 1st of the same  month. A hunter who kills a deer before the 15th of September will, if known,  find out which section of the act applies  in his case.  ivo mi;.  "^"OTICE is hercbj given that A. S. Faiiwkll  _13l as agent for the Columbia "Mining Co.,  Limited (foreign) has filed the necessary papers,  and made applications for Crown Grants in favor  of the "Eden," "Crescent," and "Black Chief,"  Mineral Claims, situated near the Town of Ainsworth.   Adverse claimants, if any, are required  to file their objections  from tho date horuof.  Nelson, B. C,  August, 30Lh, 1S91  (24)  ith me "within (50" days  W. J;'GOEPEL,  Gold Commissioner,  lse  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that Anon'ir Mn;  leu, as part owner and agent for others,  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favor of a Mineral  Claim known as the "Sunlight," situated about  two miles west from the Town of Ainsworth.  Adverse claimants, if any, arc required to file  their objections with me within 60 days from the  date hereof.  Nelson, B. C, " W. J. GOEPEL.  August 30th, 1891.. Gold Commissioner.  (25) lse  ���������..... \0TieEr "���������=   "VrOTICE is hereby given that A. S. Fakwell,  _1_1 as agent for John L. Retallack, has filed  the necessary papers and made application'for a  Crown Grant in fav or of a Mineral Claim known  as the "Early Bird," situated on Kootenay Lake,  about half way between Cedar Creek and Princess  Creek. Adverse claimants, if any,- are required  le file their objections with, me within CO days  from the date hereof. '  Nelson, B. C. - ,"W. J. GOEPEL,  August 30th, 1894. Gold Commissioner.  (23). " ���������: lse  ���������TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   ���������THE NEW, FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent through  the pursers of the steamboats Nelson or  Ainsworth, with whom arrangements can  be made, or by mail or telegraph to C:' AV.  Busk, Balfour, will receive prompt  attention; (19)  NOTICE.  "VfOTIOK is hereby, given that thc under-men-  _L> tioned respective amounts will be paid as  bounty for the: head of every panther, wolf or  coyote killed i:; ;i settled district of thc Province  on the certifier. I e of a Justice of the Peace tthat  such animal was killed in a settlement, and that  the head.Was produced to and destroyed by him,  namely :���������  ��������� For each pmihcr. seven dollars and fifty cents  (������7.50).  For each wolf, two dollars (S2.00).  For each coyote, one dollar (������1.00).  By Command.  JAMES BAKER'  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  (261 22nd August,  E. C. CARPENTER, RESIDENT AGENT  T*E3:*R*E"E3   FOEES.  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y,  AH Ml to Spokane, Wai  Leave 7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Fbiday at 7 a. m., returning the same day, and making close  connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake points..  Passengers for Kettle River and Bound-  "ary"Creekrcouh"ect"at~Marcu8"Twith"st"fige  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays a..d  Fridays.  TAX   NOTICE.  C  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points J  To the PA0IPI0 COAST and to the EAST.  THAIX3    TO   A\l>   I (COM   XF.LSOX    hAII.Y.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday ['veiling.  With Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacilic Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  through tickets issued,  Bacjgaoio Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  .Equipment Unsurpassed, combining" t&.tUl  Dining and Sleeping Cars, ".Luxurious Day UftMh-  os, Tourist, .Sleeping Cars and Free Caionlsfc  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time.etc, vjtplr  to nearest agent.  ���������I. HUH I TON, Agent, Nelson,  Or to GI'O. Mcfc. KICOWX,  District Passenger, Agent, "Vancouver.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY   ���������  STEAM   NAY.  CO.  (limited)  TIME TABLE NO. 5.  In Effect Wednesday, -injiiist 2������>th, 1894.  Revelstoke Route,  Steamer Lytton.  Connecting with Canadian Pacific Railway (Main  . Line) for points Kast and AVest,.  Leaves iKevclsloke on Tuesdays and Fridays at  , 4 a.m.  Leaves Robson on "Wednesdays and Sundays at  6 p. m.  Nortiij'okt Route, Steamer Lytton.  Connecting   at, Northport   for   points  on   the  Spokane Falls and Northern Railway.  Leaves Robson Saturdays at 1a.m.  -LcavcB-Northport--Safcmilnys-at-l.30-p.-m.���������-������������������-���������*  "VT"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 the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District arc pay  able at my oflice, Kaslo, B. C.  : -Assessed Taxes  rates, viz:  arc collectable at the following  If paid on or before June 30th, 1S91:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per "cent on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1991:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on "wild land.  One-half-of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. a. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan,   nd 1891.      -||     -  CHOICE APPLES-  Kaslo Route, Steamer Nelson.  Leaves Nelson: Tuesdays, at 1 p. in.; Wcdncs-  nesdays, at 5.40 p. m.; Thursdays at I p. m.���������  Saturdayo, at o.lO p. 111. Connecting on Saturdays  and .Wednesdays with Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Ry. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays' at, 8 a. m.,  Tuesdays at 3 a. 111.. Thursdays at 8 a. m., Fridays  at3 a. in.   Connecting on 1'uesdays and Fridays"  witli'Nelson &l?ort Sheppard Ry. for Spokane.     ������  Bonner's Ferry Route, Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Groat Northern  Raihvay  for  points Kast and-West. . ,    ..  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a. ni.  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Fridays tit 3 a. in.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson and Kaslo at 2  a. in. on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  The Company reserves0 the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full   information   as to tickets, nitcs etc. ^  apply at the Company's oflicos, Nelson, B. C. "���������  T.Allan, .J. W. Troui*,  Secretary. Manager  *%&������:  **-  AND OTHER FRUITS FOR SALE  IN  QUANTITIES TO SUIT   C������   ������  1864.  THOS.  G-.  EABL=  LYTTON, B,  C.  (6)  SHORT  - FAST ���������  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern Etiiiiitiiicnt.   Kock-Knllasl. Koadbed.  Attractive tours via IHiIutli and the Crcal  Lakes in connection with exclusively  Iiassengcr boats of XorllicrnS.S. Co.  Direct Connection via Kelson A  Fort  Sheppard Kail way, at Spokane ; and via  C. ������V K. S. X. C. at IJoiuicr's  Ferry.-  To  ��������� maps, tickets, and complete information,  Agents C. A K. S, Xav. Co., X. A F. S.  For:  call on As  Ky., or  C. ������. Wixon, G. A. S\ ������., Spokane, Wash.  F. I. Whitney,  G. ������\ * T. A., St. Paul, 3|in, THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER i   1894.  ���������D'*****an:**"**'"'���������������*'''*='  Wxt Jttmcr.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������will be mailed to any address in Canada or  ihe United Slates, for one year on receipt of  tzvo dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT AD VERT1SEAIENTSinserted  at the rate of $J per column inch, per  ���������month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEAIENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line  first insertion ( and 10 cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for shorter periods than three months  are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA TIONS to the Editor must  he accompanied by the name and address of  thc writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  .   at the shortest notice.  Address  The Miner Printing & publishing Co.  NELSON',    B.C.  are tlie exact opposite of him and his  character we are satisfied.  We must apologise to our readers for  taking up so much space over a mere  personal matter', but we -have been  maligned and called names and we just  want to put, ourselves'right. We have  no intention whatever of being sat  upon.  IT.  THE   END   Of  Students treasure the writings of their  favorite authors. The lonely widow  treasures the letters of her boy in far  oil climes. A lover- treasures his mistress' missives. Writings of all kinds  are treasured by people to whom the  author is an object of adoration or admiration. In which of these lights does  the Tribune hold ns ? Ten of our smartest sayings treasured up and published  like epigrams. Really Tribune it is too  good of you. What a lot of trouble you  must have taken. Are you going to  wake up your (excuse us) rather dull  paper with a column of Extracts from  Thii: Miner.? As long as you acknowledge them and do not trade them off as  your own we don't mind. We are afraid  that perhaps the Argonaut has never  heard of tha Tribune and its wholesale  thefts or they might object. But we  do not. When anyone reads any really  good thing in the Tribune they will  know where it comes from.  The object of publishing these extracts  of ours, some of them weeks or months  old, seems to be an attempt to prove  that we have been in the habit, of  maligning the character of Mr. J. F.  Hume. Unfortunately they prove not  only that our contemporary, cannot tell  the"truth,' but docs not even know the  truth when it stares it in the. face. We  presume that these cuttings from our  columns have been selected as the most  malicious and malignant that, can be  found. They may therefore be taken as  ^testSTT-We-think-that-everybody-will  agree with us that no greater proof of  our contention could be afforded, viz.:  that while we have the highest opinion  of Mr. Hume's personal and private-  character, against which w������ have never  said a word, we consider him a very  pooi' politician. We are extremely  obliged to the Tribune for thus selecting  the very sentences that so clearly prove  our case." It has saved us a deal of  trouble. We consider- that this entirely  closes and settles the matter and we  have said our last word about it.  Having exhausted its anger with much  sputtering, having star-ted out to prove  a certain point by logical argument and  having only succeeded iu proving the  case of the other side, the Tribune as a  last despairing effort, like an angry  school boy not allowed to have his own  bullying way, begins to call us names.  Tt says The Miner is an ass. We have  110 desire to imitate this lapse of journalistic courtesy, but we would point to  tbe result of the above controversy and  leave it to our readers to judge of the  assinine qualities of ourselves and our  opponent.  . Further the Tribune" takes it upon  itself to make an attack upon the.  character of the Editor of The Miner,  who has only been in the district a few  months, and whose acquaintance the  Editor of the Tribune has carefully  ignored.. He probably knows all about  it, at any rate he writes as if he did.  He does this too about other things of  which he is equally ignorant, so the  result is the same in each case. The  editor of the Tribune has been in the dis-  trict some time. His character is probably  well known. So there is no necessity for  us to say what kind of character he has  got, here, where he is well known. But  we certainly, do not want any such  reputation   ourselves. .  As long as we  MAIL DEFICIENCIES.  We publish to-day a letter from Mr.  E. 0. Oari-enter of Three Forks, on the  above subject. The letter- speaks for  itself. There is no necessity for us to  'enlarge upon it, but we wish to add to  it by pointing out that irregularity and  sloth are not the only failings of the  Canada post office. We have recently  had reason to complain of the nondelivery of more than one letter that  has been addressed to us. How many  have gone astray t hat we know not of,  we cannot tell. The Canadian Post  Office and its ways, as far as we know of  them here, are a disgrace to a civilized  country. We have had some experience  of Her Majesty's mails in other parts of  the empire and we have no hesitation  in saying that nowhere are they as bad  as they are here. But in no other part  of the British Empire is  the post office  run by corruption. As long as men  are appointed to responsible and important positions in the service, without  one atom of professional training, but  simply" as a recompense for political  services, so long will the public be badly  served. It is of course much to our disadvantage that our Post Office is not  under our own control, but is managed  from Ottawa. Sir At>olph Caron at  present is Postmaster-General, and on  him must the fault be laid. But what  cares he for a small section of- British  Columbia, of which doubtless he has  never heard ? It is 2,000 miles away and  the voice of our complaints grows weak  and dim at that distance. Sir Adolphe  if he was asked to givn ear to our com-,  plaints, would probably with much oily  politeness regret that in the press of  business he had not time to attend to  small matters of this kind. But we  notion that be has time to go lecturing  down to Quebec about matters in no  way connected with his department.  Business first, please sir. If the master  is thus careless of our wants, how much  less likely is the servant to attend to  them. We have no doubt that the departmental officers think that people  who live in out of the way places like  Three Forks have no right to have  mails, and that we are much to blame in  saying that they have. Six months ago  we pressed the point inour columns and  we believe that some slight improvement was the consequence. We must  again bring tfie attentionAof the officials  to our wants.  has to be paid to the customs. Therefore  apart from all other considerations it costs  27% per cent, more than its actual value.  If it were made in Canada it could be produced at a reduction of 27% per cent,  more than a quarter, ou its present price,  and any local maker would get the same  profit us the outsider does now, probably  & very fair one. But Mr. Fhankenburg if  he had got all the other concessions he  wanted saw very clearly that if the public  did not buy his oil cloth they would have  to pay duty on the imported article, eo  that he is therefore enabled to raise his  price nearly up to the cost of the imported  fabric, say 25 per cent. In other words  the mere fact of their being a duty on the  imported goods enables the local manufacturer to put his wares up to a fictitious  value. In this case a quarter more than  they are actually worth. This extra profit  is paid by the public into his pocket  without a murmur. And in this way the  monopolists of Eastern Canada are growing  rich on the hard earned wages of the  British * Columbian. The other concee-  ���������ions, such as the remissions of duty and  the bonus from the corporation of Quebec  are all equally bad and w������ may congratulate ourselves that the greedy Franken.  bueg has not got them. It is better if we  must pay an extra cost for our goods to  pay it to the government and not to private  individuals.  JOHN BARNSLEY&CO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. C.  GUNSMITHS M MACHINISTS  Importers or nil kinds of ENGLISH AMI AMERICAN EIKE ARMS AM>  AMMUNITION. HASK BALI. ������'OOI>S, tlSIII.X' TACKLE, KOUS, 1UFLES,  KEVMLYEKS, MINEKS' CLASSES, COM PASSES, MAGNETS, ETC. ���������  ��������� .  .  O'RID'E'RS   BIT   M-A.IH.   PROMPTLY  ATTENDED TO.  -"VT    S. DAVYS.  mining engineer,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  MEDICAL.  E.  We this week continue our series describing the mining properties of the'  Kootenay country by an account of the  Silver King group. Although ail the  facts mentioned are probably familiar  enough to the people of Nelson, theie  are other of our readers at a distance to  whom the Silver King is but a name.  We would again point out the desirability of sending these descriptions of our  mineral wealth to persons in other- parts  of Canada, the United States and Great  Britain. We are glad to note that these  descriptions are being noticed by the  English papers. Our description of the  Highland mine is copied at length in  The Mining Journal.  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  CORONKR FOR WEST KOOTENAY,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  JOB  PRINTING  ���������AT  n  MINING.  T>    C CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 10,Vancouver, B. C.  MINER  TASLE  Showing thc IK-ites and I'laces of Courts or  Assize, Nisi Triiis, nn������l Oyer ami Terminer,  aitU General Gaoi Unlivery for the Vear  I8U4. o  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IN.S1FKANCE and  COMMISSION AGENT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON,  B. O.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITAL (all paid up), ������i;>,O00,OOO  KEST,       .       .       . ������,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,.....Vicc President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  A   WARNING.   .  Sixteen hundred of the employees ;of  The Pullman Palace Car Company, and  their families, amounting to probably  sixty or severity thousand people, are  starving. These men were not content  with what they were earning. They  struck for higher wages. . Their places  were filled with men only tqo ready to  accept what I hey refused. The Pullman  Company, whom they hoped to injure  by their action, is no worse ofF, and they  themselves are starving. And not the  least of their miseries must be the sight  of wives and children, homeless, hungry,  destitute. In these hard times, were  these men well advised to throw up  what' they had got 'i Itis only one more  lesson which has got to be learnt, that  the rate of "wages is to be fixed by economic conditions and not by .what the,  men want. - The price, of their labor  must rise and fall in the market,' like  the price of everything else.. It is not  too much to say that out of the thousands of strikes hardly any have done  any good whatever to the strikers.  In further illustration of our note of  last week in reference to the signs of  increasing activity we notice that even in  the Cceur d' Aleiie, where so much trouble  has been made, the mines are working  nearly to their full capacity. The Canyon  Creek mines can scarcely find transport  for their ore, while at the Standard, the.  Poorman and the Gem a full force of men  are at work. The Bunker Hill and Sullivan, though not yet in complete operation,  have a monthly pay list of ������38,000.  I  I  PATENT LEVEE (CRACKING- MOTION)  STONE BREAKER.  The "PROGRESS" and "SIMPLEX" "Stone  and Ore Granulators and- Crushers. ***  THREE-STAMP PORTABLE QUARTZ  MILL." No piece over' 100 lbs. in weight.  "  Price; $200 f. 0. k Liverpool.  All kinds of other Machinery used in Mining.  For information and illustrated catalogues  apply to R- E. E. Buckner, Engineer,  Toronto, or to -  EDW'b APPLEWHAITE & GO.  LOCAL AGENTS.  I AH.  ASSIZES,  *Nelson Monday 10th September  "Donald. Monday 17th September  Clinton Thursday.. .20th September  Richfield Monday."... .24th September  Kamloops Monday 1st October  Vernon Monday 8th October  Lytton Friday 12th October  Now "Westminster. .Tuesday 0th November  Vancouver������������������ Monday 12th November  Victoria Tuesday (ith   November  Nanaimo Tuesday 27th November  "Special Assizes adjou .ncd-from Llie Spring by  Mr. Justice Walkem anil ..now fixed for these  dates. b(l7)  CHARLES SANSON!  CUSTOMS BROKER  Branches in London (England),, New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  -GENERA! AGENT-  P. O. BOX 24.  Nelson, b. c.  No. 131.        ' -  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  " Companies' Act," Part IV.  llie Kootenay  Mining  and  SiucJtiiix Com-  ���������     anyo(Foi-ei������n.)  NOTICE  C   Ilamber,  The   United  Manchester, . Kng-  1-  "XT'OTICE is hereby  given that"  JL3I     formerly. Acting-Agent . for  Fire Insurance Company of   Man  _,  land, and The Atlas Insurance Company of Lon  don, England, is no longer acting as Agent or i  in anyway connected with either of the above  Companies. In' future, all .communications  relative to the business of the above Companies;  should be! addressed to Harold Selous, Nelson,  who will aeL as'Agent- ,;  (is) ������'. >v. <;iki>li-.stom; a so.vs.  I  Buy   and  sell    Sterling  Exchange  Transfers.  and. Cable  Grant commerical and traveller's credits, av il  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  "Rate of interest at present 3������ per cent.  BANK OF  BRITISH C0LMI1  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.) -  #2,9*0,009  1,305,333  CAI'ITA!. (yairt uu), ������<iOO,000  (With power to   ncrease.  KESEKVE FUND, *������WO,000      .  N-ELSON*   B*Ru^-*STC-Ei.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  Wcstmia  The following telegram is worth perusal  as showing the method in which people's  pockets are plundered by protection:  Ottawa, Aug. 22.���������M. Frankenburg, proprietor  of the Manchester, Eng., Globe Rubber company,  interviewed Comptroller Wallace this afternoon  to get in free of duty machinery necessary to start  a new factory at Quebec, and jute cloth which is  raw material, and which is now free when imported for the manufacture of oii cloth.   Both  requests were refused as the tariii'does not admit j  of it and Frankenburg complains, that this is no !  proper encouragement to a new industry, which !  is pledged to the corporation of Quebec citv to i  employ one hundred hands.   With a municipal i  bonus already obtained, free machinery, free raw  material, along with a protection of 2"i per cent.  on the finished product, Frankenburg thinks he  could do well.- - -  Probably he could.    At present if oil j IMPERIAL   GERMAN  cloth is imported 21% per cent, of its Yalue j      (i)  LOEWENBERG&CO.Ills  ���������SUCCESSORS TO���������  J. A. T. CATON & CO.  VICTORIA, B. C.  importers ami "Wholesale l������pal������;rs in  . . CLOCKS,     "WATCHES,    JEWELKY."  . . ClTf.KKY,  I'll-ES;  TOKACCOM!-'!".'*  . . SINmUKS,   I'AXCY  GOCIKS,   MUX'S  . . FUIWISHIM'S =====______   COiNSULATr.  Registered the (Ith day of August, lS'JI.  HEREl'V CERTIFY that 1 have this day  registered "The Kootenay M ining and Smelting Company" (Foreign), under the "Companies',  Act," Part IV., "Registration of Foreign Companies," and ihe -"Companies' Act Amendment,  Act, lSS't."  Tbe head oflice of tho said Company is situated  at Jersey City, in the County of Hudson, State of  New .Jersey, U. b. A., and out of said State, at  Pilot Bay,-in British Columbia.  The objects for which the Company is established are lo purchase, h'.dd, mortgage, lease, sell,  dispose of and operate the mines and mining  properties, comprising one hundred acres, more  or less, on the llondryx Peninsula, Kootenay  Lake, British Colmbia, and to purchase,1'' hold,  morigage, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of or  operate the smelting plant situated at Pilot Bay,  in British Columbia, and also the site of the  smelters at Pilot Bay, consisting of one hundred  and ten acres of land, and also an interest in the  Townsite of the said Pilot Bay, and to carry on  the business of niining, milling, smelting, concentrating, reduction and retiuing of gold, copper,  silver, lead and other ores and minerals in all its  branches in the Kootenay Mining Uistrict, iu  British Columbia, and other Mining Districts in  Columbia and the . United States of  ind to own, buy, sell and deal in gold,  copper, lead and other ores and minerals,  bullion and rotinod metals, to purchase, own.  improve, mortgage, lease, sell and work and  operate mines, mining claims, mining property  and mining lands, and to carry on the business of  the transportation of goods, 'merchandise and  passengers upon land and water, and the build-  nig of houses, vessels, wharves and docks, tho  damming of rivers and streams including the  storage, transportation and sale of water and  water.power and privileges, and all things necessary or convenient to the carrying on of the said  business.  The capital stock of the said Company is two  million three hundred thousand dollars, divided  Into' twenty- three thousand shares of one hundred dollars each.  Given under my hand and seal of Office, at,  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  sixth day of August, one thousand eight hundred  and ninety four.  [L. s.] S. Y. WOOTON,  ���������(14} Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  "B"R^--ISrC*E3:-E3S =  Can-aim���������Victoria,- Vancouver, New  ster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  Uxitku STATKS-San Francisco, Portland, Taeo  ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE  England.  CO Lombard, street, LONDON,  AGENTS AND" CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA-Canadian Bank o"L Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-  ehesi.Molsons Bank and branches; Bank of  j\ova Scotia.  UNITED STATES-Agents Canadian Bank  Commerce, "New Yoi-k;  Bank of Nova Scotia/Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  of  SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT-     ���������  Deposits received at ������1 and uuwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) ai 3' per cent.-  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1S93.        <' Agent.  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE.  MIM'KAI. ACT, 1890.  "^TOTICi* is hereby ffiven that Fkaxk C.  -*-" Loki.vg has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favor of  the Mineral Claim " Josie," situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.   '  .  Adverse claims, if any; must be filed, with the  undersigned within GO days from the date of this  publication. -,  ,*W. J. GOEPEL,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson B. C,  ! ICth July, 1S94. THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER i   1894.
"Wkiting to the Demerara Daily Chronicle, Mr. E. P., "Wood, the Commissioner vt
Mines, says:���As so many letters are being
received by the Department oil Mines, asking information respecting the above industry, I^think.it Avell to write a brief ac-
oountthat will, I hope, be of some line to
intending comers :���
The climate is something like Northern
Queensland, too hot to do hard manual
work, but not too hot to prospect and to
superintend the work, afterwards.- The
heat in the shade is seldom more than 90
degrees," though it is very exhausting "heat,
and equal, in my opinion, to 120 degrees
in some other countries. There are supposed to be two wet seasons- in the' year,
about Christmas and Midsummei-j for two
months each.. The rainfall may be taken
at about 110 inches a year.
1-Where the. gold is being found in British
Guiana is up the different rivers at a distance of- from-100 miles 'from Georgetown
to 300 miles. The richest district is the
Potaro River, a branch of the Essequebo.
Then there is the North" West District, the
Cuyuni, Mazaruni, and Demerara' Rivers,
"in all of which gold''is "being obtained.
The return from these districts during the
last 12 months for placer -washing was :���
' - ozs.
Essequebo.. .:.' 72,287
North West District  31,837
Cuyuni..'  24,978
Mazaruni '     9.418
Demerara.     --      5
^-Total.. .I*..-..  138,525
:It:is.all.fbrest"land, very, dense, and;as
no"roads have"been formed, the way ot
getting to different places is by boat, the
rivers all being navigable for ,a great distance inland. People intending .gold-
digging either buy or hire (the former
generally) a boat sufficiently large to carry
eay 12 or 14 men,- and-three months' provisions. They then engage and register, a
.certain' number. of. labourers.'; There1 are
steamers;: leaving '..once ��� a! week- for-the
North-West District, and every day ��� fori
Bartica, a settlement at the junction of the
three rivers, Cuyuni, Mazaruni, and Esse-.
quebo. ..There you have,, to:,take .to, your
boat and paddle to.your;,destination.
All food, tools, &c, can be obtained in
Georgetown, at reasonable. rates.. Boats
can be made'at a cost of about 8125. A
black labourer's wage is 64 cents per. diem
and his food, the cost of. which is about
20 cents a day.
The royalty on all gold obtained in the.
colony is 91 cents per ounce, which, has
to"be paid into the Col6nial. Treasury
in .Georgetown before the gold can be sold.
A prospecting license costs 50 cents a
month.; for every grant, of mining claim
'$2. a month, and for every grant of a placer
claim $1. a month.    .
The size.of each claim is ,1500 by 500
feet,: and las a rule.the depth of stripping is
about'4' feet; and the: wash about 2 ��������� feet;
"heavily timbered'all of it.. ���* Water is fairly
plentiful, but has very little fall, and in . a
"good "many-claims-Calfomian^pumps-or
Spear pumps might be used advantage-
���.ousl-yy instead of bailing with buckets as
at present.
. ��� '��� - REEF   CLAIMS.
Reef claims are not being worked at
present,.:only ,one;: company .erecting machinery. The quartz is very-rich, many
surface samples assaying 50 ounces to the
ton, and though these .may have been
fancy pieces, yet,-even-where there is no
visible gold,'they ofteii give 8 to 10 ounces.
So little work has been done on the reefs
that it is quite out of the question to give
much of an account of them." They are of
��� all-sorts and-sizes, quartz very friable, aud
as far as I have seen not cased quite as one
would wish, but still there has been so little done as yet that one cannot form a
very correct judgement! on their permanency.- Everything would point to there
being an exceedingly rich reefing district,
and the chief thing needed is a class .of
��� men.that.understand mining. The labourers would have to be educated up to underground work; but there is "no reason why
thev should not make good miners eventually. Timber for mining purposes grows
in plenty on every claim1, and each claim-
holder is entitled to cut what he requires
free..; If more is required a woodcutting
grant can be obtained at a small rental.
At present there are few. white men working nearly all the parties' are composed of
blacks, financed by store-keepers and others
in town. .. This mode of working must, very
shortly collapse, as the gold in many cases
does not find its Way to the real owners,
and it is only a' spirit ; of   gambling * that
' keeps the thing up. No doubt eventually ,
the labourers will   form : themselves   into j
! parties aud work for themselves, but they j
are such an-improvident lot, that   they
scarcely ever save money  enough  to fit
themselves out with clothing  before they
��� "leave for the mines.   Another thing,   they.
-will not trust-each other, but this might
be got over by dividing the gold each,
night. -
. :  ij   ~   '.
The "World" commenting. on some
remarks in another paper to the effect
that in drowned persons the drain ot
the ear is frequently found to be broken,
advises people in the future to shove a
wad of cotton wool into their ears before
drowning. We hardly think, that the
crice of ootton wool will go up ill conse.
-I,.-'..rfM�� of cnv ���scrr-cscd cleaned f ��������� it.
On the 24th, ult. at Franklin, near
Seattle, the coal mines took fire aud thirty-
seven bodies have been recovered out of
the fifty men who are supposed to have
been suffocated.
On tlie same date on the Amethyst mine,
Crede,��� C,ol., the shaft.house caught fire
and melted "the iron'cable holding'the cage,
which was precipitated to the. bottom of
the shaft with four men, who were literally
roasted. .    ��� ,  ,        , ,    .    ���
On the same date eleven men were
killed or wounded at Pottsville, Pa., by a
gas explosion at the Gilberton Colliery.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Qukkx, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &c.
Theodore Davjk, \ "\"ITIIEREAS it is
Atlorney-Gcneral. j       TV      provided    bi
section 22 of an Act, passed by the Legislature of
British Cloumbia in the fifty-seventh year of
Our Reign-, intituled "An Act to provide for the
appointment of Ofllcial Scalers of sawlogs and
other cut timber," that the said Act shall not
conic into force until proclaimed by the Licut-
enant-Governorin Council:
And whereas Our said Lieutenant-Governor,
by and with thc advice of his Executive Council,
has by an Order in Council been pleased to direct
that the said Act shall comcinto operation from
the date hereof:
And whereas section 2 of the said Act decrees
that it shall be lawful for the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, for thc purposes of the said Act,
by Order in Council, to divide tho Province into
And whereas Our said Lieutenant-Governor,
by and with thc advice of his Executive- Council,
has, by an Order in Council in that behalf, been
pleased to divide the Province into three Districts, namely:��� "
All that portion of thc Province comprised
within tlie Island of Vancouver to be known as
District No. 1;
All that portion of thc Province; excluding
Vancouver Island, which is situated to the west
of thc Cascade Range of Mountains, to be known
as District No. 2:
All that portion of the Province not included
within Districts Nos. 1 and 2, to bo known as
���District No. 3:        ���
NOW KNOW YE, therefore, that in. pursuance thereof. Wc do hereby proclaim the said
"Ofllcial Scalers'Act,. 1894." to come and be in
force from thc date hereof;
And thc Districts thereunder to he as is hereinbefore recited,...
In Testimony  Whereof, We have caused
':   these Our Letters to be made Patent, ..and
:> tho Great .Seal oft.lie said Province to be
hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable
John Herhert Turner, the Deputy of
; Our Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our City of
Victoria, in Our said Province, this fourteenth day of-August, in the year of Our
���   Lord one  thousand-eight   hundred   and
ninety-four, and in the iiftv-eighth*ycar of
Our Reign.
By command.
Provincial Secretary.
Government House. Victoria. '
Tuesday,'the 14th day of August, 1891.
ON A MEMORANDUM from the Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands- and
Works, dated 2nd August, 1S7-1, recommending
that the.provisions of the "Official Scalers Act,-
1894," be put into force, and that a proclamation
to that, cll'ect be published in thc British Columbia Gazette as required by the Act.
The Minister also recommends that for the
purposes of this Act the Province be divided
into three districts, as follows, vise. :���
District No. 1. - 0
All that portion of the Province comprised
within the Island of Vancouver, for which there
shall be appointed one Official .Sealer.
a       District No. 2.
���Vll that portion of the Province except Vancouver Island which lies to the west, of the Cas-.
cade Range of Mountains, for which there shall
be appointed two Official Scalers.
'-*  .      District No. 3. " '   \
All that portion of the Province not included,
in Districts" 1' and "2, for which there shall be
appointed one Ofllcial Scaler.
The Minister further.recommends that 'the
following. named gentlemen be 'appointed a
Board of Examiners to examine, and test the
ability and knowledge of all applicants desiring
to be appointed Official Scalers, and rthsit their
remuneration be five dollars per day w.hile act-
uallv employed as such Examiners, viz:-"-R. H.
It. Alexander, W. II. Chase, Wm. McPherson.
- (22) Clerk, Executive Council.
The. Annual General Meeting of ' the
Consumers' Water Works Company,
Limited, will be held 'it the office of Edward Applewhaite & Co., in the town of
"Nelson, B. C. on the 15th September, 1894,
for the purpose of fleeting "a Board of
Directors for the ensuing year, arid for any
other business that iiiiiy come before the
Dated 31st August, ISO*. (27)
Qich's Corner
Buxton & Rodney
Agents for the .celebrated   L.   & ' CO.
(Loewe & Co.) B. U. 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.
coijxtky okheks-bv i"��st pkoui'til
ahi:\jk;i> to.
Mining Brokers.
Conveyancing,  Notaries Public
Mining Abstracts.
Complete lists of existing Mining locations
General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers
of All Classes . of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine
Work a   Specialty.
sojj* HAM'rAcriiKi'KS oi   tiii:
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,  Shoot and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,      i;
and Lubricants, etc.
Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANC0UVEK, B. 0.
Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager
We have on hand several tons of first-class Hams, Bacon and Butter.   Also
brands of Imported Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc
' 1893."
"XT OTICE is hereby given that His Honour the
A^l-TfeutcnaiTtClbvcrnor iTrCoin"xil'"h""rs7fur""
ther postponed the commencement of " An Act
to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of Fire
Insurance," from the 1st day "of April, 1891, until
the 1st day of April, 1895.,
;���'   . JAMES BAKER,
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Ollice,
29th March., 1834.
bavo been effected by my
���mhmhvb���� Trusses, with
perfect ease to wearer, than by. all other
devices r.uiiiliiiied. Thoy retain largest
Rupture uodor severest strain. A system offlttinghasbeen perfected the-
Inst 25 yours, fully eaual to personal,
examination by iiiiiil. ' 27 patents-
in��bvookcrre1 DEFORMITY
134 King St. W., Toronto,
'V'^"ISrCOXJ*V'"B"E,,    "B.    O.
Hiram Walker & Son's       Jos. SchliU Brewing Co.
Distillers Milwaukee, U. S.
Fort Garry Flour Mills
P. O. box G9.
S, 'E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,
NELSON, 13. C.
Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing' documents drawn up
. Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims' Handledon Commission.
Fred.  J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just
received a large consignment of
Call and inspect the New/Patterns
and Styles.      -��� . / "\
Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.   ,
"VTOTICK is hereby given in pursuance of tho
i> ��� ��� provisions of the -Official Scalers Act,
1891." that an examination of candidates for'tho
position of Oilicial Scalers will be held at the
office of the Provincial limber Inspector, at
-Vancouver, on Tuesday, September next.      ���
All persons intending to present themselves
for examination shall, on or before the 10th day
OfSeptcmbernext, give notice ih writing to the
undersigned of such intention, and their poc-r-
office address.       , F  G. VKlo-0X<
"Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands ahd Works Department,"
Viv-.-r: <; D. C, -h: >d August, 1894. (21) '
leaves C. P.R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)
at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf
until 11 a. m.
leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.
Vancouver and Sort hern ScUleinciits.
S.S'' Comox leavi-s U. S.S. AVharf every Monday
at 11a.m., for Port Neville, calling, at all way
ports, returning Wednesday, nnd on Thursday at
11 a.m. for all ijoin.s as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until
9 a.m.
Leave Moodyville���7, 9, 11:45 a. m., 2:"S0, 4:30
Leave Vam.oir,\ r���8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15. 3:30, 5:30
;    .T2T Steamers and Scows always available, for,
j Excursion.   Tov,;���g   and   Freighting  Business.
1 Storage Acconinvj.-'ation on Co.'s Wharf.
j w. F. TOPI*I.V��. Manager.
;. Telephone CI. I'. O. L*ox 771.
\VafccheSj C*ocksj Jewellery,,
ai)^ Si)VerWare, SHoWi) ii) the
iVarerooijis' of
The Jeweller.
Great Bargain can be had for- Cash.
NELSON.   B. a


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