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 The Mines  in  Kootenay are .  illlOllg  the Ulclicst  iu  America  THE  w������   JUKI SO 1894  INER  J7(?T  U n jnisI^T'Kl'? In ������ol������l,  "Silver, Pointer,  a n.l  Mind.  Whole Number 201.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,, June 23,   [894.  Price Five Cents.  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES OF METALS.  SILA'ER.  Closing.price last week 02".  Neav York, June 22nd.���������(Special)���������Silver opened this morning at 02.T.  COPPER.  From ������39. 6s. 3d. for cash on the 3rd  May,' good merchantable copper gradually advanced alter slight, fluctuations to  MO. Is. 3d. on the 11th. A sharp reaction  ou the 15th May, brought the price to ������39.  10s. Cor cash.  NEW   DENVER.  "Juno-1th, ISO!.  H. E. T. Haultain has arrived from  Kaslo and will immediately start on his  duties as assayer at. the Alpha Group.  Work on those properties will be  carried on on a larger scale than heretofore. * Mr. Ross has charge, of the mine.  Work on the group of: claims bonded  by John A. Finch last fall has been  commenced. The group includes the  Read, Robertson, Wakefield, Cnzabazua  (on which claim the work has been  started) and several others.  Mr. Moore has decided to  place his  NAKUSP.  (Front the Nakusp Ledge.)  lt is reported that placer grounds of  no mean value have been discovered  about 12 miles up Six-Mile Creek. Two  men are credited with washing out $10  per day of gold.stoadily.  Hugh Mann has a contract to haul out  ore from Ihe Grady to the water front,  the price being $1.75 per ton.  Kight inches of ore have been uncovered on the Deadman, a. claim adjoining the Noble Five.  Tho N. & S. R. will be in a position to  quote rates to Rosebery by the first of  August-  David Bremner and 13. H. Lee came  over- tho trail from Kaslo last week.  They will be joined here by William'  Lynch and then proceed on a prospecting tour in the mountains to the  south of here.  Messrs. Sweeny and McCreary, two  of the partners in the Consolation  Mine, in the Big Bend, came down last  week, says the Mail, bringing a bag of  gold amount ing to something over  $1,000, besides a 1*,- ox. nugget worth 828.  They brought tidings of a washout at  their mine which has compelled them to  suspend operations. However, the boys  have done very well since they started  work last fall, over .$10,000 having been  taken    out   in   ten    months.     Messrs.  concentrator'at the junction of Howson j Sweeny,  McCreary,-Williams and La-  & Carpenter Creeks. j forme are the owners,  and'>thevare  to  Since the storm we have experienced |������e'������������vi^ i" possessing such a Valuable  at hoi  TROUT LAKE.  Placer mining on the river has all bat  been abandoned during thc imp recede utly  high water. A return of low wider will be  the signal for increased activity iu this  line. Every one is jubilant over their  prospects.  The owners of tho Union placer ground  have sent men in to erect houses and get  lumber out for fluming. The extreme high  water aud the destruction of bridges have,  delayed this work, bat it is the intention  of the company to push right ahead with  the work as soon as,the water permits. ���������  The Cariboo & Kootenay Mining and  Prospecting Co. have not yet got to work  on their ground but will put a large force  of men to work as soon"3 as the water" goes  down, and will be in shape to wrrk to the  best advantage by low water.  The Riverside Mine ou Five Mile Creek  is showing un well. The cross cut iu the  drift at 120 feet shows 13 feet of ore aud no  sign of the foot wall yet. In reply to a  letter Mr. Brown sends in a copy of the  assay he has had from samples of the vein,  which runs f<om .'S30,to,51i0 and shows an  average of $110 on the 13 feet of ore. This  is without doubt one of the best mines in  the district and from its accessibility is  likely to be the lirst producing mine iu the  camp. With the completion of tlie wagon  road now under construction it is the  intention to ship 200 tons of ore to Tacoma.  a most, varied assortment of wo  sun, wind, rain and snow half a mile  below the California Claim. However,  it would appear that New Denver has  suffered less than any other town, at all  events in the Slocan District, by the  high water and the storm of eight days  ago. The creeks at both Rosebery and  Silvorton are altering their courses  entirely and in the former case itdbes not  improve the townsite. The water in  Slocan Lake is falling.  property as the Consolation. .  Alex. McKenzie, manager of the  Grady Group, has been in town several  days on his way to New York. He  reports nearly 4,000 tons of ore in sight  on tlie Grady and is well satisfied with  the property. As soon as the railway  reaches Rosebery 1,000 tons of supplies  will be shipped in and an equal amount  of ore sent out. Mr. McKenzie will try  the experiment of shipping ore in bulk  ! and expects to effect a saving of $6 per  ^ j ton in this way.  avour-1 S. M. Wharton, of New Denver, has  ' been in Nakusp for several days awaiting  an opportunity to get to Trail Creek. At  that camp he will put more men on the  Cliff, a gold claim which he says looks  very promising, He is also considering  the advisability of shipping his ore to  Swansea, beingassured of h.';H"-"r':������������ ���������;;���������������"?��������� .  i'mni Trail' ij'i-cek iVir". Wharton will go  to San Antonio, Texas, for a month  before returning to the Slocan; ���������  Prospectors   in    this   neighbourhood  have been much excited during the past  hear(  encouraging j week or so by reason' of the news of the  Read's   claim,   the   discovery   of   exceedingly   rich  placer  I grounds not far from this town.  A rush  has already  been   inaugurated   to   the  new El Dorado, which bids fair to extend  into.a regular' stampede  when  the  information  gets circulated,    The placer-  grounds are located on  Cariboo Creek,  which empties into Trout  Creek  about  five miles from its month,  thus  making  it a distance of a. little over 20 miles  from Nakusp.   Communication is easy,  using a boat tpj he mouth of Trout Creek,  Work on   the various claims  Four mile  camp  is progressing f;  ably.     This" section   of the district is,  arid in all probability will  continue to  be,' the busiest  portion  of the Slocan.  The number of   men employed at the  Alpha Group,  is increased, work being  carried on at the   '"Silvorton."  "Fisher  Maiden,"    " Cazabazua "   and   "Wake-  fifii"!,"' while'work will shortly lie resumed  on the "Vancouver," "Mountain Boomer,"    "Bead"   cand    "Robertson,"    in  addition to niiuierous assessment works  being performed,   naturally makes it a  busy    camp.-    We  reports   of   Major  "Argosy."  Mr. Byron N. White.has arrived from  Vancouver'. He was thirteen days on the  road owing to the state of the railroad.  Mr. White will build here this summer  and will bring his family in as soon as  he has made the necessary preparations  for their reception. " "We shall make  considerable shipments of ore next  winter from the "Star,"- Mr. White  _a(l(Uid,^iand_wilLerect-a-200-ton smelter-  close to the mine."  W. H. Smith, owner of a fourth  interest, in the Wakefield, brought down  some very rich looking specimens of  grey copper oie taken from the vein  which has just been struck on that  claim. The ore in the ledge is said to  measure over'18 inches in width. Mr.  J. A. Finch has the remaining tlnee-  'fourth of the claim tinder bond.  - .Work on tho Revelstoke and Arrow  Lake line is being continued. The rails  on the Nakusp and Slocan will" bo laid  as far as the Half-way House by to-day.  (JtineUth.) .    -    -  Mr. Marpole thoroughly understands  the position the mine owners of the  Slocan District are in and the railroad  will be operated to Three Forks this  year. "President. Van Horne will, oh  the completion of the railroad, visit the  principal mines in the district.  A party of prospectors intend starting  this week for a prolonged trip among  the mountains on the west side of  Slocan Lake. They will go over ground  which has up to the present received  little or no attention from the prospector.  Mr. Sandilands, the constable at Three  Forks, deserves much praise for the  promptitude with which he offered to  issue poll tax receipts to every man  who would put in a days work clearing  the roads from Three Forks to Bear  Lake.and Sandon Creek after the storm  of last week.  Hugh Mann has.a contract to haul  1,500 tons of ore from' the tramway  below the Alpha Group to Silverton."  H. E. T. Twigg has been surveying a  route for a. tramway from .the Twin  Lakes Basin to the junction of Carpenter  and Howson Creeks, where Sir. Moore  will erect his concentrator.  The trail between here and Silverton  is to-day being cleared out by the citizens of the towns.  Two feet.three inches of solid ore has  been struckin the Alamo.  A big strike is also reported in the  lower tunnel of the Fisher Maiden. The  vein is composed of dry ore (ruby silver.)', water.  Reports from China Creek' state that  nearly all the snow has left that locality  and several miners are at work, some of  them ma king, as much as eight dollars a  day.  LOCAL NEWS.  Dr. Hendryx, of Pilot Bay, has beeu in  town during the week.  By Wednesday nights train Mr. John  Grai.it, ex-mayor cf Victoria, arrived in  Nelson.  The new coal bunkers alongside the  Esplanade at Nanaimo, which have a  capacity of 2,000 tons, are nearly completed.  In order to provide work, the government has appropriated a further sum of  $1,250 to be expended on the Kaslo Wagon  Road.  Twenty-five men and three' engineers  iWcfii come uuwii horn' Revelstoke aim are  now at the Slocan Crossing ready to commence the repairs to the C. & K. line as  soon as the water goes down.  The old Dewdney trail from Waneta  westwards is said to be in very bad condition, covered with fallen timber and in  many plaoes completely obliterated, by  slides. Mr. McArthur has constructed a  bridge over the miiin stream of Sheep  Creek, which otherwise would be impassible.  Tn addition to the delay caused to the  mails by floods, some have had  to experi-  grotind rent and license fees, the sum of  81.22 was found standing to the credit of  the estate. The assignee haa received no  paymeut for his services. A special meeting of creditors is to be called within 30  days to arrange future proceedings.  A correspondent at Waneta sends us an  account of a wet experience which occurred  to Messrs. Perdue and Wilson on their  journey through to Grand Prairie. They  caught up .to Mr. E. E. McArthur, who  was going the same way, at Christian  Creek, which was running-big and strong.  McArthur had made a rough raft on which  to cross and had got over safely upon it,  but when the others came along ho re-  crossed to fetch them over. By this time  a Mexican named Juan has joined the  party and all four started on the raft. But  something went wrong. Either the craft  was overcrowded, or the seamanship was  ��������� faulty. Anyhow the raft capsized, throwing all its passengers into the roaring  flood of icy cold water. Fortunately they  all eventually reached the- shore, but uot  until they had been carried down some  way and their limbs were pretty well  numbed with cold as they drew themselves  ashore.  It will be remembered that in February-  last two men, Charles Brcwn and John  Dolan, who were out on a prospecting trip  for Mr. Marks of the Nelson House, disappeared. At the lime it was feared that an  accident had befallen them; because their  communications suddenly ceased and they  did uot come iu for food. Mr. Marks did  everything that could be done. Search  parties were sent out into the district where  it was known the missing men were, and  rewards.tor their recovery were offered,  but without avail. But now the melting  snow has disclosed its victims. About four-  miles from the trail, up Bear Creek, the  bodies of the two men have been found.  Just as if they were asleep they lie on then-  soft bed of snow,* but tho bright sun and  blue skies of June ill renrescnt the howling  stances of the shooting were as follows:  Kennedy (alias Meyers) iiucarthed the  hidden rifle and handed it to McCabe,  who levelled the weapon at Guard Burr  and pulled (he trigger. The rifle missed  fire and Burr, after ordering McCabe to  to "drop it," fired his revolver in self  defence, the bullet entering the convict's  shoulder1.  Capt. Pittendrigh and a jurv held an  inquest on the remains, and found a  verdict of "justifiable homicide." The  jury also complimented Guard Burr on  the coolness and bravery he displayed  at a critical moment, when an outbreak  of the convicts was imminent.  CANADIAN   NEWS.  The C. P. R. has declared a half yearly  dividend on thc ordinary stock at the rate  of 5 per cent, per annum.  Dr. Tait and Win. Pavne, Whitewayite  members for Burin. Newfoundland, have  been unseated and disqualified for corrupt  practices.  George Rice, a Wiunipg contractor, has  made serious charges against  City Engineer Rattan, aud that oilicial has summoned'  him before the law courts to prove them.  The annual report of the Chamber of  Commerce of New York state has just been  issued, aud one remarkable feature is a  claim that Canada should admit U.S. manufactures fres in return for the admission of  raw materials from this country.  In October last Miss Norris, living with  her parents in St. Antoiue street, Montreal,  left home in the early morning to go to  church and was never seen after. The  other day the body of a woman was washed  ashore at St. Sulpico, Vercheres county,  and it is supposed that the mystery is now  solved.  An" investigation, presided over by Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton, into the circumstances attending the teariurr down of. the  ing avalanche eume tearing down the  mountain side and folded its two victims  in its deadly arms.  and thence by foot, over a comparatively  free grade to Cariboo Creek.,  Early, last fall a party of four went  into that section prospecting and struck  colors, but nothing more was done until  a short time ago, when the men again  went in, taking with, them abundant  supplies and tools.for-the construction  of sluice boxes. Operations were speedily commenced by panning, with the  result that corase gold -was found in  abundance, each pan running from 25  cents to .$1.25 per pan. The gold has  apparently not travelled far, as points  can be discovered on it with the naked  eye, clearly showing that ledge croppings  of great richness must be in close  proximity.  KASLO.  The water is now rapidly receding, and  many WBshed out folks are able to get  back into their homes. As the flood retires it leaves a pile of debris in its track,  and all hands are at work clearing this  away. The Kaslo Provision company and  the Balfour Trading company have returned to their old quarters on Front street,  and Mr. McAnn is back again in his office.  J. B. Wilson is carting his household goods  back to their old place, and his merchandise will follow as soon as the slime left by  the flood has been cleared oat.   *'"  .,-  Chas. Kapp is erecting a building wherein he intends to carry on his business of a  bottler of soft drinks and manufacturer of  soda water.  Green Brothers are erecting a building  on the corner of Third street and A avenue,  next to the post office,1, and in future their  business will be carried on -there. '  The river is now working its way down  Third street,'and will soon wa^h away th'e  few remaining houses ou the lakesideof it.  In -response to a petition the Mayor  called i public meeting to see if anything  could be done to turn the river from its  present destructive course. The meeting  was well attended and a committee was  formed, consisting of the Mayor aud council and several interested citizens to go over  the ground .md report later.  The tug 16. ilio ran aground about a mile  up the lake'and is   rapidly  filling with  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Tenders are to be called at once for the  erection of the bridge over the Fraser at  New Westminster.  " No injury to the "t'raser River canneries  from the floods is reported and a good  season is expected.  Nelson Island granite has been selected  by the United States authorities to be used  iu buildin<r thc new dry docks at Port  Orchard', Wash.  Sir William Vim Horne has subscribed  $1000 towards the relief of settlors who  have been ruined by the floods in British  Columbia. c  Fanny Thompson a servant, aged 18, in  the employment of Mrs. Cressell, Columbia  street New Westminster, left the house the  enee damage by fire. By last Wednesday's otnei- evening to post a letter. She expressed her intention io return at once,  but has not since been heard of. Hitherto  tlie"mysteryiias-baffie'd"tbe~police.      **  storm of dreary Februarv,  when  the roar-   flag on   the  American    consulate  at- St,  Thomas, has been opened at the old drill  shed. Toronto. A great deal of evidence  was taken and the proceedings, which were  private, have been adjourned.  Frank Mulvey, a well known young lawyer, son of S'ewart Mulvey, one of Winnipeg's most prominent citizens,,has been  drowned while canoeing on the Red River.  The canoe upset, and, in attempting to  swim to shore, the yotug man was. seized  with cramps and sank in the presence of a  score of people on the banks, who could  not get a boat to him- in time. His companion, who clung to the unturned canoe,  was rescued,   -  mail we received a letter from Ireland very  much burnt and hardly decipherable,  -marked���������"Recovered^from���������train���������wreck--  An account of this wreck will be found in  another column.  Seven hundred dollars have been subscribed towards the.sports to be held on  Dominion Day, and the management has  been handed over to the Nelson Athletic  Association, who will make all the necessary  arrangements. Thc sports will consist of  horse races, a' ba^>e ball tournament ana  athletic "sports, with a grand ball in the  evening.   . .  Very exaggerated reports of the. damage  to our railways by Ihe recent floods and  storms" have been spread about. As a matter of fact the Nelson & Fi.rt Sheppard  commenced running in less than a fortnight, and probably the repairs to the C. <fc  K. Hue will not take much longer when  they caii be commenced.' But unfortunately  this cannot be done until the river falls a  good deal.  The annual school meeting will be held  on Saturday next 30th inst, in the school  house, for the purpose of electing a trustee. Mr. G.-U. Robson' retires and offers  himself for re-election. We fancy that the  householders of Nelson," to all of whom  Mr. Robson is well known, are. sufficiently  acquainted with his merits and value on  thc-board, to make his election certain. At  present we have not heard uf any other  candidate for the seat.  J. "L. Retallack was m town on Wednesday. He informs us that there is very  little real distress in Kaslo. The Relief  Committee, of which he is a member, have  been able to assist a few families who  were .in dire want for a time, while the  husbands and fathers were earning wages  on the wagon road. Only a comparatively  small part of the ������500 so generously and  promptly put at the disposal of the committee by the Gold Commissioner has been  expended and there is no necessity to  appeal for further funds.  At a meeting of  creditors in the estate  The Right Rev'd acton~ Windever Silli-  toe, D. D., D. C L,, Lord Bishop of New  Westminster, died oil the Dth. inst, at the  age of 54. The Bishop was an Australian  by birth and was educated at Cambridge.  He was appointed to the See of New Westminster m 1879, having previously held a  B.itish Chaplaincy at Hesse Darmstadt.  Bishop Sillitoe was ernest and energetic  in the performance of his duties aud will,  be deeply regret-led-by many friends.  Our enterprising" contemporary, The  Province, is fitting out , an expedition  to explore . the unknown parts of  Vancouver Island. The party will be  uuder the charge of the Rev'd W. W.  Bolton, lato'of Esquimalt aud now of San  Francisco. They will start by steamer for  Fort, Rupert and proceed thence by canoes  to Cape Commerell, .the northermost part  of the Island. From Cape Commerell they  will travel to Victoria on foot, keeping, as  near a0 may be, to the centre of the island.  Their return may be' looked for in about  three months.  " = The Vancouver Spring Assizes have just  been completed. The most important trial  was the McDougal murder case. ������- Massen-  der, a Canadian Pacific Railroad track  walker, became angry at remarks alleged  to have been made by McDougal, a track  walker on the same beat, and threatened  to " shake the life out of " McDougal. McDougal primed himself with liquor and  waited on the' track near North Bend, B. C..,  for Massender. When "Massender, who was  accompanied by his - wife, appeared, McDougal was holding.a revolver in his hand-  and used such language as to provoke  Massender to assault him, when - he fired  three times at him, killing him instantly.  The prisoner was sentenced- to eight years  ; in the Westminster penitentiary.'  i     - - . ���������  Jack McCabe, the convict who, with  | the. notorious Jack Meyers, attempted  ' to escape from the penitentiary grounds  of McEachren & Co., proprietors of the ; on April 23rd last, diedat 11 o'clock last-  Hotel Slocan, held at Kaslo, it was decided ; Saturday night from the effects of a  to apply to the Supreme Court for a twelve,' bullet wound~in the shoulder. McCabe  months extension of the time for winding j has been lingering bet-ween life and  up the estate. A proposal was made to j death ever since, aud though he was  move the building on to some other site \ given the best medical treat merit, the  unless a reduction in the ground rent' nature of the wound was such that he  could be  obtained.    After paying interest,   could not possibly survive.    Theeircum-  A special from Quebec states  that news  comes   from   Charlevoix   county,   ninety-  miles below here, that a terrible landslide  has occurred and that ten houses were precipitated into the Red River, and that there  has been a great loss of life. -Details are  lacking, but the occurrence is  similar to  the accident that happened at St. Alban  about a month ago.    The houses were cat- -  ried away at Brae -Noir.  where the stream  of that name joins the Red  River.   There  is-uo-tc4egiaphic-comim'intcalioirwtir"the"_  point and particulars are meagre.  At a meeting of the officers of the Dnf-  fenu rifles, held at Brantford, Lieutenant-  Colonel Jones, and Major Jones - both announced their withdrawal from the regiment amid many expressions of regret.  The Colonel has been connected with the  battalion for 23 years, and. retires because  of the. fact that he is now a resident of  Toronto. Both officers will be greatly  missed. Major Wilkes is next iu succession,  but as he cannot see his wav clear to accept, it is understood that the .command'  will be offered lo a private citizen who has  had former military experience.    -  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  A caseofsmall-pox'has been discovered  at Detroit.  =Signor Crispi -has  The Italian Premier,  resigned.  Forest fires are devastating Northern  Wisconsin.  Cholera is spreading from Poland into  Prussian Siberia.  The late frost in California has severely  injured the orange crop.  ' Erastus Wiman has been found guilty of  forgery in New York.  The Emperor of Germany is suffering  fiom a tumour iir his cheek.  Toronto hopes to be the meeting"place of  the British Association in 1S97.  The remnants of Coxoy's army encamped  near Washington, are said to be starving.  'In the United States Senate an amendment has been adopted putting lumber on  to the free list.  At the recent elections in Oregon the  Republican parry won the day. The new  governor is Judge Lord.  Prince Bismarck is indisposed and some'  fears   ai-e    entertained   about   the   aged  statesman.   The prince is in his 81st year.  ^ A great'strike of miners in Scotland is  threatened in consequence of a proposal to  reduce wages.  (Continued on page .f.) $  :������������������>).  THE" MINER,  NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 23,   1894.  ���������j  "A&vsttstttz&ttinisi'zszpji  **gs*-*'*******E.Tg*****g������'U:ro agaagg-g'g^x'zagXi^a'CTE-rain.'ai ���������^^ECT^'^-'ff'CTjii'gm*!^  DEATH OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE.  Sir Matthew Baillie BegbicvChiof ���������' ustice  of British Columbia, died on .11 th inst.  Sir Matthew "������������������as born" in Scotland in  1819 and was therefore 75 years of aye.  He was educated at Cambridge, and rowed  in the CambridL'i--. boat against Oxford in  18-11 and 1S12. pulling tlie stroke oar. He  practiced law in London until 1851. when  he was made a judge of I ho new Colony of  British Columbia by Lord Lytton. He  w-is remarkable for his firm administration  of the law during the gold excitement of  the hfties and sixties and if, was mainly  owing to him and his friend and colleague.  Sir James Douglas, that the annals of  British Columbia are free from the crimes  that usually stain the records of early  diggings. In 1871 he received the honour  of knighthood. Sir Matthew never married. He was personally extremely popular aud was a central figure in oid world  courtesy and hospitality at Victoria.  THE   OTTAWA CONFERENCE.  Loxdox, June L��������� The Times says:  The. selection of the -Earl of Jersey to  represent Great Britain at the Intercolonial conference at Ottawa is a matter'  for general congratulation. His moderation, sound sense and judgment and his  trained capacity for dealing with financial problems are likely to be more valuable than enthusiastic predisposition  to accept imperialistic conclusions. It  is scarcely doubtful that the tone of the  Ottawa conference Avill be'imperialistic,  but it is essential that sentiment give  way to the business objects of the conference, which is to promote shipping  and telegraphic communication, with a  view to develop trade within t he empire.  that- the confer-  to deal with the Sampan  question, foreign treaty relations of the.  colonies of the colonies, and imperial  defence. Asa matter of fact, it is cer  tainly foreign to the intention of the  original promoters of the conference  that any of these matters should be,  touched upon, otherwise than in the  most cursory manner. The delegates  will probably be asked to bear in mind  that the primary object of the conference  is to produce a piactical scheme for a  Pacific ocean cable. Upon his stop  others will necessarily follow, but should  the attention of the conference be allowed to wander over the weole range  of interesting topics it will be vain to  hope for a definite result. If the delegates produce a scheme with a sound  financial basis they need not desire a  more useful or more important result of  their labours."  It has been  suggested  en'ce ought  THE  DIVISION  OF  AFRICA.  The New York -'Times special London  correspondent cables: Continental publicists who have followed . Salisbury's  advice to study their huge maps this  week have been startled by the striking  object lesson in the way in which empires are made. Maps of the African  continent, with the possession of the  various European states' printed in different colours, have been coming much  into fashion during these last few years.  Small parliamentary pamphlets, which  were quietly issued' the other day, giving the text of certain agreements between- England and the King of the  Belgians,   have made   it necessary for  ���������-everbody-16���������gut-on t-.-i��������� paintbrush-and  add a.vertical si rip of rod, which shall  stand for a width of 25 kilometers, connecting two bulky scarlet patches  labelled respectively British South Africa  and British East Africa. That is to say,  a new shuffle of the cards gives the  British a continuous line-' of territories  through Central Africa, from Capetown  to Alexandria, a line equal in length to  that from St. John's, New Brunswick, to  Vancouver, or from London to the  centre of Afghanistan. The discovery  seems to have produced an equally painful impression in .Berlin and Paris", if one  may judge by the indignant clamor of  the newspapers. The difference is, however1, that the German newspapers count  next.to nothing. Their angriest grumbling will not, alter in the leasftho calm  understanding between the English and  German    Governments,     by   virtue ,of  -which this step was really taken.  PaMsavs*vf������3aTTjriiratt2:^ETr3XSTianri2miasc:n:  UgreeSfirrm.U?. i '.. .-yw-.ir-,t-������������������������.^-pj  LOTS  ml  ���������^^  A  new Railway  under Construction..  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Price's, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissioncrC. & K. Ivy. Co., Nelson, B.C.  THREE FORK  )  /  i iffiSBX jhr mam. mm ������s  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  ittMSff lyESGafiS BUffiUSaB vrsatacr. mn: ;  THE TERMINUS OF THE NAKUSP AND SLOGAN RAILWAY.  THE   SUPPLY   POINT AND   CENTRE   OF  THE   SLOCAN,  WITHIN   EASY   DISTANCE   OF   ALL  THE   MINES.    SITU  ATED AT THE  FORKS OF CARPENTER  CREEK   FOR PRICES AND PARTICULARS APPLY TO  CHARLES J. LOEWEN, REAL ESTATE AND MINING BROKER.  605 HASTINGS STREET, YANCOUVEiCB. C.  THREE FORKS  LOTS NOW FOR SALE!  PRICES TO SUIT EVERYBODY  $100 TO $1000  Spokane  Falls &  "VTOTICE is hereby Riven that  .1^1     tioned tracts  r.O r<;r Out Kchiile lo ISiiililci-s.  TRAIN WRECKED ON THE C. P. R.  "An Associated Press despatch to the  Toronto Empire "of-=.1 unc 30th, says an  accident occurred last night on ihe Canadian Pacific road at the crossing of JYJattawa  river, about 15 miles .west of l-'ort.'Willinm."  AVhen the train was crossing the centre of  that structure it gave way.   Er-sines  and  .cars were piled into the river.- The diner,  one of the first-class cars and the sleeper  remained oh-the track..   The wrecked cars  "took fire and almost the entire train was  burned. Mrs. IJaikcr was drowned. " .She  was a first-class passenger en route to  Ell-horn, Man., from Ontario. Express  Messenger- Mort .Brown, of Toronto, is  missing, and is believed to be at the bottom  of the. river. The injured are: Fireman  Whitehead, may . not recover ; Engineer  Elms,  slightly injured;   Mrs.   Bickie, .of  ; Middleville, Mich., en route to lied Deer.  Several others were slightly injured.  The train was running at a high speed  ���������when the accident ocenrrred. The body  of. Mrs: Barker,, was found some distance  down the river. "All thc mail matter, including that from Montreal and Toronto  Dosted on Thursday was burned,' as Avas  also all express matter and baggage.  E. C. CARPENTER, RESIDENT AGENT  TU'REE   POEKS.  MURDER AT NANAIMO.  At Nanaimo Sydney Lobb, accountant of  the New Vancouver Coal Co., has been arrested on  the charge of wilful, murder of  his wife.   The deceased  was  found sitting  upright in a chair in her bed room - shot  through the heart, with 'a revolver lying on  the ground at her feet.. Mrs.  Lobb was a  daughter of R YV.  Elliott wholesale druggist of Toronto.,   At ihe inquest Sydney  Lobb said:   '-'The deceased lady  was my  wife.    I think it was after  10 o'clock last  night that the shooting took place.    I had  been in bed aud was about to get up to obtain liquor when "I herrd  the report of a  revolver, and looking across the  room saw  my wife lying back  on a chair.    I became  dizzy, stupid, and the next thing I remember was going across the street in my bare  feet calling for help from Jim Lister. That  ���������is the general substance of my lecollection  of last night's occirrence."  Lobb admitted  that  he had been  drinking  heavily,  aud  much of the evidence taken  went  to show  that he was  periodically .addicted  to terrible drinking bouts, in  which  he became  j altogether unmanageable.   Lobb is still in  I a very dazed condition  and  appears quite  i uuconcious of what is going on.   In  sum-  \ ming up the coroner told the jury that "n  i face of the evidence it would  be  wellnigh  i impossible for  them  to find  that  the de-  ! ceased had committed suicide, whilst there  | was nothing to show that Mr. Lobb had  not in 'his frenzy  carelessly  handled the  revolver with   a   fatal   result..  the undcr-men  .of lund, situated in "West  Kootenay District, have been surveyed, and that  plans of tlio same can he seen at ihe Lands and  Works Department, Vietorin, and at the oflice of  N. Fitzstubbs.Ksu,., Assistant Commissioner of  Lands and Works, Nelson:  Lot 472.���������"Idaho" "Mineral Claim.   ���������Jjot-'l73.=i'SL.-J.oliiLlMLneual-clniiii.s = ,_  Lot 482.���������"Blue Jav" Mineral Claim.  Lot <iUS. ��������� "Britoniiirie" Mineral Claim.  Lot ()!)!).���������"Chambiei," Mineral Claim*.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,   ���������  Victoria, B. C, 5th April, ISM.  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  The Cheapest, and Most Direct Route,  R'om NELSOir, KASLO and all Kootenay  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TIMIX*    TO   AMI-   I jjou    xklsoX    IMILV.  Direct Connection at Itobson every  Tm-.Kilay, Thursday and .Salunlay I'veiiing,  With Steamer for Revei.stoici;, where connoc-  ;',wi\v JVIi**9 "V '' (J'l"'"-i''������ Initio Fastbound  and \\ esl.bonnd through trains  TlIKOUCill  TICKETS  ISSUIOl),  BAGGAGE CllEClvKli TO BESTIXATIOX,  No Customs 1>ikeiculties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining ������|������,ti������l  Dining- and &coping (Jars. Luxurious Day C'ra������b-  es, lourist Sleeping Cars and "Free CalciSit  Sleeping Cars. *������*���������������.������������  For information as to  to nearest agent,  Or  ucs, '..ime.elc,, apply  .1. II UIU/JOX. Agent, Nelson,  0 ������'M������. Md,. ISKOW.V,  District I'assent  or, Agent, Vancouver.  llSt  .jB.u.jLM.  head office and wharf.,:  *v-^^isrcoxj"v*"E*i**i,   :b_  VANCOUVER TO XAXAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch".  leaves C. P. K. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at l:I;i p. m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in.  XANAIMO TO V,\XCOUVI0i;.-S.S. "Culch"  leaves daily ("Monday excepted) at S a.m. ���������������  Vancouver and Voiilicin .ScHIciih-iiIs.  .S.S. Coinox leaves l,\ S.S. Wharf every Monday  at 11 a.m.. for Port N'evillc. calling al, all way  ports, returning Wednesday, and on Thursday at  Jl a.m. for all'poinis as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's .Wharf until  11a.m. "*'-''  AH Rail to Splat Wash.  Leave 6.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  every  a. m.  Trains will .now leave Nelson  Wednesday and Saturday at 6  returning the same day and making close  connection by S.S. Nelson with all. Kootenay Lake points.  GOLUMBIA  &  "KOOTENAY '.  STEAM   NAY.  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME TABLE NO. 3.  In I'lTut-lITiiitsdiiy, May 1st, IS������>4.  Revelstoke Route,   Steam Kit Columiua.  Connecting with Canadian Paeili'cRailway (Main  Line) for points ICast mid West.  Leaves  Itovolstoko on Tuesdavs and Fridays at  3 a.m.  1,eaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  S p. in,  XoiiTiri'oitT Route, Steamer Columima.  Connecting at Northport. for points Yvorth and  South ..on the Spokane  Falls and Northern  Railway.  LiiaxesJ-!.o_bMn^Vfi.d!iiis.(lniv.s...an(l_Satrirdays-at---  The Duke of Devonshire lias been appointed arbitrator between cab drivers and cab  owners in London.  Capt. Adolph Freitsch.   of Milwaukee,  j proposes to cross the  Atlantic in his little  j craft, the Nina, a thirteen ton schooner. He  expects  to make   the  voyage   from New  York to Stockholm in 40 days.   The Nina  is built after the American type, flat bottom with a centre-board, and is 47 feet over  all with a ?>< beam.   Capt, Freitsch will  , attempt the trip without a companion.  .MOOSUVVa 5,1,5' FKEiilY  !), .11:45 a.  TAX   NOTICE.  .���������) a. m.  Leaves Northport, "Wednesdays and Saturdays at  ���������   ' ]>. m.>  Kaslo Route, Steamer Xelsox.  Leaves Nei.sox.    '-'       Leaves Kaslo.  Thursdays !)a'. m. ���������-.-      '��������� Sundays 8 a. m.  Wednesdays5. 10 p. m.    ' Wednesdays 2. 30 a. m.  .  Fridays1.) a. in.- . Tliursdays'S a. in.  Saturdays 5.10 p. in.        'Saturdays 2.30 a. in.  -   " Connecting with Nelson and' Fort Sheppard  Raihvay for Spokane and points Fast and   West.;-  Roxnnit's Furry Route, Steamek Spokane.  Connecting with Oroat Northern Itailway for all  Kastern-Points, Spokane and the Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at. I' a. m. un'd Nelson at 7.15 a.  ni-.'  on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Leaves Honner's Ferry at :>. a. m. on AN'edncsdays  and Saturdays 0  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time withouL notice.  For full   information   as to tickets, rates etc,  -apply :it. tho Company's ollices. Nelson, 11" C.  T. Allan', ,  .7;-' W. Tkoui-,  Secretary. -Manager.  m.,  2:3b,. 1:30  Leave JMoodyvillc���������7,  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������S, 10:16 a.m.. 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m. . '        -  ;?���������������* Steamers and Scows always available for  Excursion. Towing, "mid "Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  .   IV. r. 'i'<>t'FI.\<', .Mauafiev.  Telephone 91. .,     P. 0.13ox 771.  IV.VKEI'Il'M* 13IXi:SMI. C'LAI.U.  jST(  'OTfCK.is hereby given, in'accordance with [  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue j  Max, and "all taxes levied under the.'���������Assessment  Act," arc now due for the year XSDi. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the. West Kootenay District are pay  ahle at my oflice, Kaslo, ii. C.  Great  ern  Assessed Taxes  rates, viz: - "  ire collectable at the folio wit  I"  TAKE   NOTICK  that   L   as  agent,  for-the i  -*-     Canadian Pacific Mining and "Milling Com- I  pany (Foreign) Free "Miner's Certificate No. 51730,  intend, 00 days from ihe date hereof, to apply to  the Cold Commissioner for a Certilicate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of tlie above claim:   And   further  tak  notice that adverse claims must bo sent to the  Mining Recorder, and action commenced before  the issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.  A. D. WKSTBY.  "Dated this 21th day of April, 1S91.  If paid on or before June 30fh, 1S0J:���������Provin  cial Revenue, S3.00 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 oh 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 emt on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Asses' or and Collector {  Jan, 2nd 1S91. j  Railway.  A Short, Fast, Scenic Route  Seattle, and all Pacific  .Coast Points.   -:  Paul, Chicago, and  Points Beyond.  Mo<Ii-Yii !'<iuii>iiiciit.   Koi'k.Knllasil Koa<Ute������l.  Ovi'j- Jlie Cascade   and   Koeiiy .llomilaiiis l>y  I������ayli;ihl. .    ..  IMri'ft Connection via Xelson ������V  psiril iiailivay. al SjtoIi:iiiV*;  ('. aV K. >������. S. C. al Homier*s  F������'i-I   .Slici������-  iiatl via  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information  call on or address :  <:. ������;  IIjxoh. V. V. A T.  Spokane. Wj  A.  ,sh.  I*. <"asey. Agent  Uonners Ferry. I  F. I. WhiliH-y,  G. P. A T. A.-. St. Taul, .Mln THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 23,  [894.
THE   NEW  TARIFF.
MINING MACHINERY IN THE HOUSE
OF  COMMONS.
On Friday 18th May the House being in
committee on the Tariff, the following
clause was reached.
"Mining a smelting machinery, imported
prior to the 16th day of May, 1S96, which
is at the lime of its importation of a class
or kind not manufactured in Canada.
Free.
MK. MA'RA. AVhen the Government in
IS'.)'* decided that mining machinery not
made in Canada should be placed on the
free list, the Minister of Finance stated
that tint object was to euconrage the mining industry by offering the freest market
for procuring the most modern machinery,
and lie also stated that the most liberal
construction would be placed on the wording of the Act. So far as British Columbia is concerned I am sorry to say that the
benefits that were expected have not been
realized. We feel that a liberal construction has not been placed on that Act in
manv cases ; Instead of a free and liberal
-,-��� construction, we feel that a harsh and re-
'** stricted interpretation has been placed upon the Act, thnt it has not stimulated the
development of our mines and only to a
limited extent have we been afforded a free
market for the purchase of modern mining
machinery. From a return laid before the
House a few days ago, I find that during
the three years, 1891, 1892 1893, the total
value of mining machinery admitted into
Canada free of duty was ��227,188, of whieh
S79 847 was received by Ontario, 855.999
by Quebec, $53,081 by Nova Scotia, 846,-
043 bv "NewfBrunswick, $20,425 by Manitoba/and only $16,199 by Hritish Columbia. I believe a considerable portion of
���. the machinery credited to Manitoba was
entered for British Columbia, but even
taking the whole it only amounts to $36,-
000, or an average of $12,000 a year. I am
not in a position to state how many applications were made dining those years,
but from the many communications I have
received I am satisfied that the machinery
admitted free of duty was small compared
with ^the applications made. I believe
at the time it was the intention of the
Government to place a liberal construction on that Act, but difficulties arose in
interpreting it. and unfortunately I think
the Government applied to the manufacturers to provide them wiih a list of mining machinery made in Canada. In that
list they enumerated almost, every article
of mining machinery under the sun. For
instance, take concentrating.machinery for
iron and other metals. . I am informed
that in the Dominion there is no foundry
of manufactory that can or has made complete concentrating machinery for the
treatment of gold, (silver, and copper ore.
It is true they have manufactured such
machinery that will treat iron ore,but none
that will treat the precious metals; but the
���list, which was placed in the hands of the
= collectors, and is an instruction t > them
and is for their guidiance, covers concentrating machinery for the precious as well
the base metals. " That the view I now present is not an exaggerated one will be apparent to the committee from the proceedings of the Quebec Mining Association. I
find that in the eastern Provinces mining
'men have had the same difficulties to contend with that we have experienced, but
thev are fortunate in'the fact that they are
nearer the capital.    They can . get the ear
:,'    of the Controller of Customs,  their  griev-
------apce-can-be-nif-re-easil-y���made���known4o
him than ours at a distance-of 2,500. or
3,000 miles, and their difficulties aie more
easily.adjnsted.    At this late hour I feel it
' " almost necessary to apologise for reading
extracts or quotations, but I will make
them as: brief as possible, and I only do it
- to make the point I wish to emphasize that
this grievance is felt all over the country,
and in British Columbia there is at present time no more important quesuiou
than that of having mining machinery admitted free. ��
Mr. Mara then read exiracts from a report of a meeting of the Mining Association of Quebec.   "
It occurred to mo that there are three
plans by which we might get over the dif-
��> ficulty. One is: To ask that all mining
machinery be admitted free, but in inter-"
views which the British Columbia members had with the Minister of Finance, we
- -were clearly told that the Government
could not permit that, and I am free to admit that there are many, objections to it.
One is: That it would be almost impossible to define what is miniDg machinery.
A hammer or a saw would be entitled to^
free entry just as much as a-boiler, or a
pick or shovel as a steam engine. I can
also see where it would be difficult to arrange this, because the local merchant or
trader would have to pay the duties on
' everything he kept in stock, while the mining man, by making a declaration, would
be able to get. the same articles in free of
duty, and that would not work. Another
course that suggested itself to my mind
was that mining machiuery that is not
manufactured within the province where
it is to be used should be admitted free
but that is objected to also, ou account of
sectionalism. Then a third plan sug
gested itself, and that is, to append a list
of articles of mining machinery  that will
- be useful in the development of gold or
silver and copper mines. I have made out
a list of this machinery which I intend to
submit to the committee and to ask them
wb.et.her it would not be advisable to amend
the item as it stands at present by adding
these articles. I have placed on this list,
-'The Bridgeman ore sampling machine,"
a machine that is not made in Canada, but
is suitable for prospecting and developing
mines not already open. Also, "All concentrating, refining, and amalgamating
machinery and appliances for the treatment of gold, silver and copper ores." I
may state that none of these are manufactured in Canada, -and I suggest that they
should be made free.
MR, "WALLACE. Are there none of the
ore sampling machines made in Canada?
Mr. MARA. From the best information
I can obtain, E believe that no machines
for sampling galena or gold quartz ore are
made in Canada. Then there is the "Tre-
maine stamp mill," a small and cheap machine which is very.useful; also, ''Forster's
ore breakers," which are peculiarly adapted
to gold mining, and which have introduced
many economies in the treatment of ores.
That is not made here. Then there are
"Water jacket furnaces for galena and silver ores," none of which are made here.
I believe there is a furnance for copper ore
manufactured iu Sherbrooke, but none for
galena or gold ores. Then, again, "Root's
patent spiral riveted water pipe, and all
special lines of piping, manufactured for
hydraulicing, and steel plates and rivets
used in the manufacture of hydraulic.pipes
on the list is this: That it would be unfair
to admit all piping free of duty, and not
admit the raw material. In British Columbia considerable hydraulic piping has
been manufactured, and the manufacturers,
I am informed, are not afraid of competition if they can get the raw material, the
plates and rivets admitted free of duty. I
have also put ou this list,,"Hydraulic
motors, Bleicbert, Hallidies, and Lidger-
wood wire rope, tramways and cable ways,
aud diamond prospecting drills." Now,
it is unnecessary for me at present to go
over the arguments that have been advanced fro time to time in this House in
favour of admitting miuiug machinery free.
The justice of that was conceded three or
four years ago, when the Government
placed mining machinery of a class or kind
not manufactured in the Dominion of
Canada, ou the free list. But I will state
this : that at no time iu the history of
British Columbia will the enlargement of
the free mining list be of as great service
to our province as to-day. In the Kootenay country, in the Toad Mountain, Slocan and Ainsworth districts, the mines are
past tha prospecting stage; many of them
are developed, and I am happy to say are
shipping ores. During the last year over
3,000 tons ot ore were hauled on the snow
and shipped to American smelters at a
cost of from $25 to $40 a ton. This year,
when railways tap that section of country.
I believe that shipments will increase ten,
fold. To illustrate the value of some of-
these mines I will give the returns from a
few of the companies. The Mountain Chief
Company shipped over 300 tons, averaging
130 ozs. in silver, and 70 per cent lead; the
Blue Bird, Company shipped 300 tons,
averaging 134 ozs. . in silver and 71 per
cent lead; the Noble Five Company shipped 350 tons, averaging 150 ozs. in silver
and 69 per cent lead; the Dardanelles
.Company shipped 150 tons, ranging from
284 to 322 ozs. in silver, and from 26 to 30
per cent lead. Of course, these mines
shipped only what is called shipping ore,
in many case hand picked; but for one ton
of shipping oe now in sight in these
claims, there are 100 tons of concentrating
ore. In one claim, the Slocan Star mine,
there have already been proved to be over
12,000 tons of concentrating ore. When
we have such valuable deposits of concentrating ore iu this Slocan district, I,think
it is the duty of the .government to assist
-iu-e-ver,v--possiblo--way��� the-developmcnt-of-
these mines bv admitting mining machinery
free. When we find that $227,488 worth
of mining machinery was admitted free of
duty in the last three years, we can see
that the manufacturers on "the one hand
have uot been injured, nor- on the other
hand has the revenue suffered to any great
extent. AVe may reasonably assume that
of this amount a large proportion would
.not have been imported if mining machinery had not been on the free list. I submit to the committee this -proposition, tor
which I ask "a favourable consideration,
namely, to add the following articles, without restriction or limitation, to cthe free
list:-
The Bridgman ore sampling machine.
All concentrating, relining und amalgamating
machinery and appliances for the treatment of
gold, silver and copper ores.
Huntingdon's centrifugal roller quartz mill for
gold and silver ores.
The Trcmaine stamp mill. ,s -
Forster's ore breakers.
Water Jacket furnaces for galena, and silver
ores.
_ Root's patent spiral rivetted water pipe, and all
special lines of piping manufactured for hydraulicing. And steel plates and rivets used in thc
manufacture of hydraulic pipes.
Hydraulic monitors. -
Bleichert, Hallidies and Lidgerwood.wire rope,
tramways and cabloways.
Diamond prospecting drills. ���
Mr. IVES. Do yon claim that wire rope
is not made in Canada ?
n
Mr. MARA. Wire rope is made in Canada, but there are, aerial tramways suited
formountrin districts that are not made in
Canada, and no mountain company would
purchase an aerial tramway made'in Canada when they can get one that is peculiarly suited for their work.
Mr. IVES. Are uot diamond prospecting drills made iu Canada?
Mr. MARA. Some are, but there are
modern inventions for prospecting that are
not made in Canada. Only a short time
ago one was imported, and the party who
imported it would not have gone to Chicago
if he could have got what he wanted in
Canada.
Mr. WALLACE. The Government's
policy has been to put the most liberal
construction on the item iu the tariff, admitting free mining machinery of a kind or
class not manufactured iu Canada, while,
of couise, safe-guarding the revenue as
much as possible. There are a great many
implements used in mining operations
which, of course are made in Canada, and
upon which a duty has to be levied if they
are imported. For instance, steam engines are required for operations at the
mines, and those steam engines of almost
every class aud character are made iu Canada, aud are dutiable if imported, and I believe they can be made as cheaply in Canada as in almost any other couutry. Then,
all such implements as picks, shovels aud
spades are of course made here. Of the
articles which the hon. gentleman has
mentioned, a large proportion will, I think,
come in free of duty; for instance ore
sampling machines, concentrating aud
amalgamating machinery, stamp mills, ere
breakers aud water jacket furnaces; these
are not made in Canada, I think. But
when it comes to piping and articles of that
kind that are made in Canada, and which
can be made probably of a superior kind,
that would be in contravention of the Act
as it now stands.
Mr. MARA. Is there any hydraulic piping made in Eastern Canada ?
Mr. WALLACE. It would be more
likely to be made in British Columbia, because that is the place it would be in demand. The department has decided, on
the advice of the Department of Justice,
that the machinery for extracting ore from
the rock will be correctly classified as min-
iug machiuery. Also the machinery that
conveys the ore to the surface, and also the
machinery for treating it when it arrives.
Those three classes of machinery having
been declared free, under this clause as
mining machiuery. I think a very liberal
construction has beeu placed on the Act;
and the fact that, during those three years,
a quarter of a million dollars worth of machine y has been imported, and last year
about $88,000 worth,, shows that mining
operations are being more vigorously prosecuted and that advantage has been taken
of this free importation.
Mr. FOSTER. I would suggest to the
hon. gentleman whether the amendment
he proposes would not tend to narrow the
scope of the resolution. I would suggest
to my hon. friend that he could have the
very same certainty, without narrowing at
all the application of the free clause, if the
Controller of Customs would make a list
of those items of machinery, as to which
there is no doubt, aud some of which the
hon. gentleman mentioned in hie amendment, and forward such list to the different
collectors. This list would include all
..there articles which it is certain are not
made iu the country and be forwarded to
the differeut collectors, so that the instructions to the collectors would be positive
and not negative, and whenever a piece of
machinery.of the kind mentioned was imported, the collector could be in no doubt
as to its right to free entry. The hon.
gentleman would. gain everything he desires to gain, and would uot narrow the
scope of the resolution by attempting to
define, in the law itself, the particular articles which it covers. I think the Controller of Customs would have no objections at all to make out a list and if the
hon. gentleman will submit any others
that are used in this portion of the couutry,
the Collector could go through the matter
with him, aud arrive at a positive list of
thbse"Avhicircould"be~admitted"ffe"er~"
Mr. MARA. My object was not in any
way to limit the scope of the free admission of mining machiuery, but rather to
let the miner and the capitalist see at a
glance that the articles I have enumerated
would be admitted free of duty. The
trouble heretofore has been that a list was'
furnished to the Collector which was issued by the manufacturer, and that list
-was so cunningly worded that it covered
nearly-every article of mining- raachiuery
made. When an application was made for
free entry, the collector would refer to this
list, aud ten to one he would find in it an
article of the class, but not of the kind
which the importer wished to, pass free of
duty. I therefore thought that by making
out a list, the miner could see at once
what machinery he could bring in free of
duty and so would the capitalist, and both
would be saved the uncertainty and expense they have beeu subjected to iu the
past. However, if the Government will
allow a list to be sent to the different, Collectors, , embracing all classes of mining
machinery, not uiade in Canada, and substitute that list for the present one, I think
the proposition is better than mine and
would most gladly withdraw my amendment.
Mr. WALLACE.  Why not send both? .
a
Mr. MARA. The present list is misleading. For instance,-.it says in one case
machinery for iron aud other minerals. If
that means anything at ail, it means all
other minerals.
Mr. FOSTER. A positive list would be
far more satisfactoiy. ,
Mr. IVFS. Would you not meet with
i this further difficulty, if you mentioned
! the machines made by these rnirticular
! makers. This tariff is made, I hope for a
| good many years to come, aud you will
i simply have the power to bring "in these
' certain machines, whereas something a
great deal better might be made by some
I other maker and this would be excluded.
i Mr. MARA. I simply asked that these
; articles be added, without restricti. g or
i limiting, or in any way affecting the pre
ceding paragraph, admitting mining machinery of all kinds, not manufactured in
Canada.
Amendment withdeawn.
Committee rose, and reported progress-
Sir JOHN THOMPSON moved the adjournment of the House.
Motion agreed to; and the House adjourned at 11.30 p.m.
THE   PACIFIC  SLOPE.
Rumor is busy with an ' amusing
story concerning a certain Dutchman
who has been amongst us for some time,
but who it now appears has done "the
Pacific Slope." This gentleman, who
probably knows more about "faking"
gin than developing a mine, had persuaded several friends across the border
that he had discovered mines of great
wealth in this country. So plausible
were his tales, and so enticing the
pictures of great profits he laid before
them, that, he induced these friends of
his to part with sundiy dollars to be
used in developing the said mines. But
time wore on and still the earth yielded
up no treasure, but on the contrary
more and more shekels were poured into
her lap. (Our reader? will recognize an
old old story in this tale.) At last certain of these capitalists.aeross the border
getting a little anxious, came to see how
things were getting on. Just in the
nick of time came the floods and the
great storm. It was of course impossible
then to visit the claims, which were on
the Salmon River. "But as soon as dose
vaters goes away, my vreinds; yes, ach,
then I will to you the much valued gold
mines show." So it was decided that a
visit, should be paid to the claims on
Saturday last. On that eventful day
our German friend, accompanied by one
of his capitalists, and by an expert,
started in the train on the Nelson & Fort
Sheppard line for the Salmon. In the
train also, hy a curious chance, was a
lady in whom,the German gentleman
was interested with an amazing amount
of luggage. Arrived at the Salmon
Siding, the three men alighted, while
the lady was observed to smile serenely
from the,window of another carriage..
"Yes this is the way, right along that
trail," said the German gentleman in
cheery accents, and-when his friends
had got, a head of him some fewyards,and
the train was just starting, in great agitation he exclaimed "Ach himmel, dose
papers, dose plans, I was forgot deni!"
and making a wild dash he just gained
the rear platform of the last car as the
train rushed on towards the border.
The expert and the capitalist would now
like to be informed of the whereabouts
of the German gentleman as well as of
his claims on the Salmon.
[L.S.]
E. DEWDNEY.
CANADA.
��� ,   PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.,
VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United
���-Kingdom���of���Great���Britain- anil-Ireland'
Quee.v, Defender of the Faith, &c., &c., &c.
To all to whom these /Jresciits^itallco/jie,~GliJLE'nSO.
A PROCLAMATION.
Theodore Davie,  1.  ""\"T"rHEREAS   it   is ad,
Attorney-General,    f    y}/     visable to establish
the following polling places, in thc several and
respective Electoral Districts hereinafter named.
NOW KNOW, YE, that by virtue of thc authority contained in the "Election Regulation
Act," thc Lieutenant-Governor in Council declares
that the following polling places shall be, and
they are hereby, established for the several
Electoral Districts, the names of which are set
opposite such polling -places respectively, that is
to say :���
Polling Places.
Electoral District
Comox "Wharf ���;..
Onion	
School-house, Dennian Island..
Do ,  Hornby
Valdez Island ,	
Cortes Island	
Alert Bay ���	
Cobble Hill '.,
MacPherson's	
Government Ollice, Duncan.
Ohciiiainus ���	
School-house, Somenos	
Fraser's,. Co wichan Lake	
Court House, Alberni	
Capt. Spring's store, LJclulet.
Magneson's store, Clayoquot.
j-Comox.
, Cowichan-
Aiberni.
School House, Esquimalt,	
Do. Muir's, Sooke.
Hotel, Parsons' Bridge	
School House, Metcliosin 	
E. Gordon's residence. Otter Point..
J. Grierson's residence. San Juan..
Court House, Wellington	
School House, Nanoose	
Do. Englishman's River.. J
School House, Gabriola South ~i ,.       "   ,.
Do. Nanai'r'no Riv. Bridge .s,out'.1   -v'-
- ��� "   '     naimo.
Nanaimo
'* City.
-Esquimau.
\North   Nanaimo.
School House, 5-Acre Lois...
Court House, Nanaimo City..
rj
,-ius   Bay,   Sain
yne Bay !!! |_    North
���Court  House, Vesuvius   Bar,   Salt'
I     Spring Island	
! School House, Burgovne	
i Do. Alayne Island". i
; Hall. Pender Island	
, Wain s Hotel, North Saanich J
-Agricultural Hall, South Saanich.
School House. Royal Oak	
Tolmie School, Boteskine Road	
School House, Cedar Hill..
Agricultural Hall, Cadboro
Victoria.
Philharmonic Hall...
"Victoria
City.
/-Cariboo.
East Kootenay.
Williams Lake	
Soda Creek	
Mclnncs' House, Alexandria..
Qucsnellcmouth	
Lightning Creek	
Gov't Oflice, Forks Qucsnello..
Mouth of Keilhlcy Creek	
Court House, Richfield	
Riskic Creek	
Sno wshoc Creek	
Harper Claim, Horsefly River.
Court House, McDamc Creek.
Do. Dcasc Creek....
Port, Essington	
Metlakahtla	
Fort Simpson /-Casniar.
Naas Harbour	
Inverness Cannery, Skecnaliivcr..
Massct, Queen Charlotte Island	
Skidcgiitc, do 	
Roger's Pass "\
Bei
Donald
Golden
Palliscr.
Field
Windermere
Wasa	
Fort Steele '.	
St. Eugene's Mission	
Government Ollice, Revelstoke	
Do. Nakusp	
Illccillewaet	
Lardeau	
Glacier	
Trail Creek	
Robson	
Fire Valley I North Rid-
Trout Creek,  between   Upper and ring,  Koot-
Lower Arrow Lake    enay West.
Sanderson's , Hot   Springs,   Upper
Arrow Lake	
Hall's Landing	
Trout Lake	
Carne Creek, "1
Downic " >
French
Court House, Nelson "1
School House, Kaslo I South Rid-
New Den yer J-ing,   Root-
Ainsworth      .... enay West;
Customs House, Kootenay Boundary j
Court House, Clinton	
School House, Bonaparte
Philip Corinder's House, Bifc Bar....   Vnot   wli,
Joseph S. Place's House. Dog Creek. \.j%*v   ^S
John Wright's House, 127-Mile Post. '-lng*
Herman Otto Bowe's House, Alkali
Lake	
Win. Abel's House, 111-Milo Post....
Court House. Lillooet	
William Lee's House. Pavilion	
Dugald McDonald's house, Watson
Bar Creek	
Alex.    McEwen's    house,   Empire
Valley  ....
Big Bend.
looet.
Lil-
West Rid-
Hng,      Lillooet.   .
West"r-=- ,
Riding of
Delta.
Westm'r���
Riding of
Dewdney.
*��     New
Court House < Westmin'r
J     City.
206 Carrall Street.    Vanc'rC'ty
School House, Mt. Lehman.	
John McClure's House. Matsqui.
Town Hall, Upper Surnas I West'r-
McGillivray School  House, Lower}-  Riding of
Sumas j    Chilliw'k
School House. Cheam	
Town Hall, Chilliwhach.
School House, Clover Valley "
Do.. Elgin	
Do. PortKells	
Brownsville Hotel, Brownsville...
Town Hall, Ladner's Landing;	
Lochiel School House, 2A-Mile Belt
Town Hall, Fort Langley	
Hall Murray's Corners	
School House, Shortreed's	
Do. Hall's Prairio. J
Scott's Hall, Port Moody	
Kelly's Store/Coquitlam	
Isaac Building, Port Hammond	
Hall, Port Haney	
School House, \V harnock	
Do. Silvcrdale :	
Do. Mission City	
Do.     , ��� Burton Prairie	
Do.' llatzic Prairie	
Do. North Nicomen, Mainland	
Do. Nicomen Island ...:..
Capt. Mcnton's Store, Harrison River
Frank West's House, Near Agassiz..,
Opera House, Steveston	
Town Hall, Lulu Island '.	
Cedar Cottage-Nursery;-South-Vancouver -.	
Tramway Company's Power House,
Burnahy ~. p..
Library, Moodyville	
Gibson's Store. Howe Sound	
E. B. Madill's House, Squamish	
Columbia Mining Co.'s Oflice, En->.
derby.. .* *
S. Appleby's House, Mara....".	
J. Gardom's House; Deep Creek	
Town Hall, Armstrong -.	
Post Oflice, Okanagan -	
Court House, Vernon	
Nesbitt's House, White Valley.....":
A. Mcl.lonall's House, Blue Springs.
Lequiirie's Hall, Kelowna	
School-house, Benvoulin }
1). .lones' House, Trout Creek '."
Wade's Store, Pentielon	
Slnithyre Mining Co.'s Ollice, Fair-
view ...: -.	
T. Daly's House, Korcmcos	
Governiiienl Ollice, Osoyoos	
Hugh Cameron's House Camp Mc-
Ivinnev
Westm'r���
- Riding-of
Richm'n'd
K. 1). Kerr's House, Boundary Creek
School-house, Kettle River '
Court House,  Kamloops	
M. Sullivan's House, "Norlh Thomp-
.   son River.: ':	
Duck's, South Thompson lliver..'...
Post Ollice, Shuswap  Prairie	
Tappen's Siding -. -.'...
Salmon Arm '
Sieamous ?	
Grand- Prairie ���:	
Fullarton'sStore, Stump Lake	
Quilchcna, Nicola Lake	
East   Riding,   Yale.
North
Riding,
Yale.
��� West
Riding,
-  Yale.
 :;l
a Bay "ltd! J
South
Victoria.
Agassiz	
Popcum -	
St. Elmo -.	
1 lope	
Vale	
North Bund	
Keefer's  	
Lytton	
Spence's Bridge  : '.	
Ashcroft -..
Savona	
Coutlie's. Lower Nicola	
Otter Point.]l	
C'ovcrnnieiit Ollice, Granite Creek.
1 'rineoton : J
In Testimony Wjft-;iii:oK, We have caused these
Our Letters to be made Patent, and the
Great Seal of British Columbia to be hereunto aiiixed : Witness, thc Honourable
Kdcau Dkwney, Lieutenant-Governor of
Our said Province of British Columbia, in
Our City of Victoria, in Our said Province,
this ninth day of June, in the year of Our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-four, and in the lifty-seventh year
of Our-Reign.
By Command"
-  I
CAMPBELL HEDDIE,
Deputy Provincial Secretary* SUPPLEMENT.
THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 23,  1894.
M
THE STORM IN THE SLOCAN.
(From a Correspondent.)
About five o'clock on the afternoon
of Sunday, 3rd June, a storm struck
New Denver from the north with a fury
and suddenness hitherto unknown in
this country.
Sweeping through the lower part of
the town, already damaged by high
waterin the creek and lake, it played
havoc with houses, gar-dens, wharves
and trees. The new government wharf
was broken in two, one half finally
landing at Wilson Creek and the other
at the old Denver wharf opposite the
post office. Mr. Saunders' gar-den was
washed away and hardly a boat is left
in the town, most of them being washed
out into the lake to drift at the pleasure
of the wind and waves.
Many houses are moved and canted,
amongst them Mr. Wharton's new
building on Sixth street, which is totally
destroyed and now forms a lumber pile.
Mr. Twigg's new office and cottage was
lifted and deposited on an adjoining lot,
free of charge. Mr. Brown's frame
house was moved six feet and badly
shaken up. Hawke & McKinnon's new
store was also badly strained, being held
down only by the large amount of goods
stored there. Delaney's house was badly
damaged and only saved from total loss
by being wedged in hy adjoining buildings. The storm was confined to a comparatively narrow space and except for
a chimney or two the upper part of the
town was spared.
At Four Mile Creek the Alpha ore
house is submerged and it is feared that
some, if not all, of the ore is lost.
Mr. Middaugh's store building is' a
wreck.
Two men on their way to Four1 3Iile
had a narrow shave, but were finally
thrown with their boat high and dry on
the shore, the boat baing smashed to
kindling wood.
Along the wagon road and railway
grade to Three Forks the damage done
by wind and water is- immense. The
road will have to be abandoned and if
rebuilt at all must be put up the hill as
-the creek has changed its course in many
places, making it impracticable to build
a road near it. The grade is also in a
bad state and we fear the I. C. & D. Co.
will lose the gilt off the gingerbread
when they tot up the necessary bill for
repairs. The first trestle from Three
Forks loses fourteen bents, these being
undermined by the raging creek. The
grade is entirely washed away for a
distance of two hundred feet in several
places and in other spots for a lesser distance. Twenty or thirty bents have
gone^, out on the second trestle from
the Forks, as has the west pile of the
long bridge about a mile and a half
further down, several bad landslides have
occurred between the canyon and the
town.
At Three Forks the storm cleared the
lower end of the townaboveMr. White's
ore house as effectually as a Missouri
wood chopper: Coming to the upper
part of the town it fanned the dying
ashes of the clearing into flames and
threatened to destroy the whole town.
The telegraph office and Groneway's
" store both, caught, as did the Freddie
Lee Hotel, and these buildings were
only saved by. the energetic efforts of
the bucket brigade, headed by E. M.
Sandilands, the P. C. A building between these houses was.full of giant
powder, and had the fire not been got
under control'Three Forks would have
_^_been_blo_w_n_to_the_fouu_quarters-of_the--
flobe. Other houses near the North
'ork and Seaton Creek were less
fortunate, and six of them succumbed
to the flames, 'their owners losing
everything. There isnodoubtthatThree
Forks would.not-be in existence to-day
had it not been for the great downpour
of rain which came just in time to save
it. Several houses are badly damaged
by trees falling on them.
The wagon road to Kaslo is not so bad
. as first reported: The part frorii,Three
Forks to Bear Lake was badly filled rip,
" .but has been cleared for horses by poll
tax workmen. From the lake to
Sproule's only occasional trees have
fallen arid the old trail is clear, thus
enabling horses to haul through. . From
Sproule's to' Alacdonald's the, road is
good with the exception of five log jams
at the snow slides. For two miles east
of Macdonald's up.to the Mineral Spring
the road is blocked, but as the gang is
at work there it should be clear for
traffic by now. Below.tbe spring going
is good until one reaches Kaslo, where a
bad jam blocks the" road hy the corduroy.
Lee's shack, a mile from Kaslo, is badly
wrecked.
THE FLOODS ON THE FRASER.
The'Winnipeg Jobbers Union has sent
$1200 for the Floods Belief Fund.
"Col. Baker the Provincial--Secretary, has
been specially active in���giviug assistance
" to settlers. Accompanied by Capt. Tat-
low, sometimes in a canoe, sometimes on
one,of the chartered steamors, he has been
' here, there, and everywhere, and to his untiring- energy much of the salvage is due.
Tne citv council of London, Ont., has
"voted ��500 to the Flood Relief fund.
An order in council has been made at
Ottawa admitting seeds required by farmers in the flooded districts, duty free.  '
A great meeting has been held at "New
"Westminster, at which delegates from
Vancouver. Nanaimo, aud Victoria, were
present to decide upon what was to'be done
in the way of- relieving sufferers from the
floods. The following -resolutions were
carried:    That the committee consist of
His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor,
Mayor Teagne, Victoria; the President of
the British Columbia Board of Trade;
Mayor Anderson, Vancouver; Mr. Salisbury, Mr. Templeton, Vancouver; Mayor
Hoy, New Westminster; President of the
ISew Westminster Board of Trade; Mayor
Qnesnelle, of Nanaimo, and the President
of the Xanaimo Board of Trade, with power
to make such regulations as they may
deem necessary. That four cf their number be a quorum; that the committee be
located at New Westminster^ and that the
quorum have full power to act pending the
general meeting.
Mr. Munn said now that the matter of
temporary relief was entrusted to this committee they had to consider that of permanent protection, and such a meeting as the
present was eminently fitted to pass an
opinion on that subject. He moved the following resolution:
Whereas the present outflow of the
Fraser River has inundated a large area of
the agricultural lands of the Fraser River,
and caused great loss and suffering to the
settlers upon them; and whereas a large
quantity of laud within that area is owned
by the Dominion goverement; and whereas
the preservation of the proper channel of
the river will require a thorough system of
dyking and in control of the Federal or
Provincial government, or of both combined; and whereas the jurisdiction on the
Fraser River belongs to the Dominion
government and not the Provincial goven-
meut; therefore, it is the opinion of this
meeting that the Dominion government
should take the establishing of a: tho rough
and permanent system of dyking the said
lauds at the earliest possible time with
such assistance as the Provincial government may be able to afford.
The accounts which have reached us
from time to time of the serious damage
that has been done by the floods on the
Fraser, do not seem to be at all exaggerated. Most of the dykes have gone aud
many thousand acres of land are flooded,
this years crops being entirely ruined. The
government at once came to the assistance
of the drowned out folks, the Premier himself personally visiting the locality and directing aid to be sent where it was most
wanted. Three steamers were chartered
by the government to aid settlers in rescuing themselves and their effects, and by
this means mauy cattle which must otherwise have perished, weie saved.
Vancouver, ran out of meat, and none being obtainable from the country round
about, a special order permitting the import of live animals from the States to be
slaughtered immediately on arrival, was
obtained from Ottawa,
At Chilliwack the people sailed to church
in their canoes, anchored them to their
pews and prayed to be delivered from
further distress by floods. The result is
not stated.
The water found its way inside the Lulu
Island dyke and the. centre of the Island
was under water. The Western Island
dyke gave way, and half an hour afterwards there was navigable water whore
crops had been growing. The Dominion
government wharf opposite Steveston collapsed. The dykes at Pitt River Meadows
and round 500 acres of land did not give
way, but the water went over the top, cutting them away as it began to, flow down
the inside.
The Bank of Montreal and Sir W. Van
Horne have contributed each 81000 to-
"w^"u;ds"l.he~:"Flood"3"^'R"elief""""Fun""d"^ The"
Ogilvie Milling Co. have given five tons of
flour.
Immediately the government was informed of the destruction o,f the Ashcroft
Bridge. Mr. Arthur Stevenson was instructed to at once provide a large aud first
class ferry scow and to- buy boats for immediate use. .     _
A traveller on the C. P. R. sends the
following graphic account to the
Victoria Colonist. ��   .
"Down at North Bend we began to
get more specific news-of the' appalling
disaster. ""'Miles and miles of what had
been fertile fields were now only wastes,
over which, the black torrents were
pouring, tearing away dwellings, crushing down barns and fences, and hurling
great frees about like corks.
���'Here we heard of. the first of what
will probably prove a long list of fatalities.    When"thc flood was at its highest
point a  raft  was seen  far out   in   the
stream.    As it passed the town a niiiii:
was seen to stagger to his feet arid   call
across the water.    A glass, showed  that
two others were with-him, but both had
apparently given up all 'hope and -.were
lying prone on the logs.   It was madness
to   attempt   a. rescue.     The   raft-was.
nearly a half mile away, and the cur-rent
between it and the- high  ground where
the spectators were, was filled with drift
rrees and other debris which would have
almost   swamped   a man-of-war.    This
fact appeared to dawn upon the despairing voyager1, arid with one last wild toss
i of his arms he cast himself down.besides
j his comrades", and the party was���carried
! out of sight in. a mighty swirl.     They
j have nof been again - heard   from, and it
| is impossible that they could have come
��� out alive.
j     "It was also  at  this point-that we
j heard of.the finding of the  body  of a
I Chinese miner.    Day after day  he  had
! gathered   from   his rocker the shining
i y-rains   that   were bringing him   nearer
j a quiet old age in the far oft' 'Flowery
Kingdom.'     When  the swift   runners
who make clear the path of Death came
upon hirii;  He bound the wooden trough
to his waist with a knot which days of
wrenching in the edies had not loosened.
In our issue of last week we gave a
rumour of a family being afloat on a
raft. The rumour' unfortunately was
only too true, as the following paragraph
from an exchange proves :
Floating on the ||Frasei- at. Ruby Creek
workmen"* found a small raft, its sole
cargo being the dead bodies of an entire
family'���mother-, father and three little
ones. The only supposition is that they
had been floating at Ihe mercy of the
flood for' several days, until after a
season of terrible suffering they entered
upon their eternal rest. Tho bodies
were, found securely tied together. The
name of tbe family is unknown. There
were no papers by which to indentify
them. They were buried in a common
grave.
Major Townley has written to the city
council of Vaucouver relinquishing the
grant of $500 for a Dominion Day Military
Parade to the Floods Belief Fund.
In Nanaimo subscriptions are beiug
raised in aid of the sufferers by the floods
SCANDINAVIANS     SUPPORT     THE
GOVERNMENT.
A meeting of Scandinavians was held
in Vancouver the other day to discuss
provincial politics. Addresses were given
by Capt. Tatlow, Mr. Oppenheimer, Mr.
H. C. Wahlberg and others.    The latter
spoke in  the Scandinavian tongue and
met with  tremendous applause.   After
referring to the excellent qualities which
his countrymen   display   as settlers  in
British  colonies  throughout the  world
he   spoke of the  interest  they always
took in the moral, social and intellectual
standard of their adopted country.    "To
do this," he  said,   "'it is  our duty to interest ourselves in any questions*'of the
day which have reference to the healthy
growth and continued prosperity of this
great commonwealth.    Such  a question
is before us now; the question   whether
we shall, by the assistance of our present
Provincial Government, be able to walk
forward on the, by them staked out,
safe road, leading to the  honorable ambition of making the Province the brightest diamond in the Dominion diadem, or
become simply experimental tools in the
hands of inexperienced and  by us, entirely unknown office hunters or "political clowns."    If there ever  was a time
when   business   ability,   statesmanship
and integrity were needed to carry out
the responsible duties of a Government,
it surely is now, when   financial depression and social questions of the most important character are to be solved.  As to
the present Administration, the healthy
condition of our financial affairs demonstrates fully the able business-like management of the Piovince's monetary arrangements bv the present Minister of
Finance, Hon. Mr. Turner, in whom we
have   to   acknowledge   the   intelligent,
clear-headed, successful merchant, who
has brought the credit of our new and
far-away   Province   up   to the highest
standard.- This fact cannot be disputed,
because, when he has been able to negotiate- loans for British Columbia on
the open money markets in Europe at a
rate of interest of 3 or 34  per cent.,   I
say, does it not speak eloquently when
our oavii native lands, Norway, Sweden
and  Denmark,  the   credit of which is
considered Al in the world, and countries
with centuries of..history  and glory and
trade to back them  up,  can  not do better ?   This   fact,   gentlemen,  needs   no
"comment;_it _speaks~fori-itself.    Iir the
Hon. Mr. Davie, the Premier, we have a
self-made man in the truest sense of the
world���a man whose personal appearance is quiet enough to bring us into the
fullest sympathy with him, and whose
manly words, acts, and noble treatment
of friend, as well as foe,  make him a
special favorite with us Scandinavians,
who  always,   in    accordance with  our
traditions, admire the manly, open and
brainy gentleman.   In connection with
our motto is the third term, Bravery.    I
point to our Minister of Education and
Provincial Secretary,   the gallant Col.
James Baker.   -Do-you think for- a moment that the   Opposition   party,  who
make such a howl in the election campaign, can find within their ranks such a
man?   No, gentlemen, when it conies to
put up men of  bravery,  or brains or
business,  our opponents  are not in it,
even if they, like the philosophers of old,
as we lead of iii   history,   sought for
them with a Jan tern in broad daylight.
The Scandinavians  are in  general cool-
headecl men,- who not \ ery easily are led
intOo   polities,    -nor    are     ready;    to
listen to every growler coming around
trving to impress  upon us the idea that
he" can  do  the. business of the country
, much more to our satisfaction than the
j party-now  in power.    We are by our
! education and  from   our  development
{abroad, conservative, and prefer to move
! slow, but sure,  as ..well  in  politics as in
business,   and   we   should   very badly
know our first duties as citizens in this,
our new fatherland if we would lend our
hands iri  bringing about a tremendous
political change that the opponents of
the present government are endeavoring
to do.   Before I close let me call your- at-
i tention to our other motto this evening.
j Support by  your vote our progressive
' Government,   and   thus  carry  out  the
��� old  Roman statesman's motto,   Magna
j est Veritas et preyalabit.    This as trans-
; lated in  plain  Scandinavian  is:   Sand-
| heden er stor og den skal seire.    (Pro^
! longed applause.)
PROCLAMATION.
ELECTORAL    DISTRICT    OF
WEST   KOOTENAY.
(SOUTH  RIDING.)
To Wit:
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to
the Electors of the Electoral District of
West Kootenay (South Riding) that in
obedience to Her Majesty's Writ to me
directed and bearing date the 2nd day of
June, in the year of our Lord oue thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, I
require the presence of the said Electors
at the Court House, Nelson, on the 2Sth
day of June, at 12 o'clock noon, for the
purpose of electing one person to
represent them in the Legislature of
this Province.
The mode of nomination of Candidates
shall be as follows :
The Candidates shall be nominated in
writing, the writing shall be subsetibed
by two registered voters of the District
as proposer and seconder and by three
other registered voter's as assenting to
the nomination, and shall be delivered
to the Returning Officer at any time
between the date of the Proclamation
and one p. in. of the day of nomination,
and in tbe event of a poll being necessary
such poll will be open on the 17th dav
of July, 1891, at the Court House, Nelson; Waneta; Ainsworth; Rykorts;
(Kootenay River); Kaslo; Sproules. (15
Mile House, Kaslo Wagon Road): Three
Forks; New Denver*: Duncan City; of
which every person is hereby required
to take notice and govern themselves
accordingly.
GIVEN under my hand at Nelson
the eighteenth day of June, 1S94-.
W. J. GOEPEL,
Returning Officer.
[L.s.;
E. DEWDNEY.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OE BRITISH COLUMBIA:
VICTORIA, by the Grace-of God, of thc United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c., &c, &c.
To Our faithful, the Members elected to serve in
the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of
British Columbia, and to all whom it may
concern,���Greeting.
A  PROCLAMATION.
Theodore Davie, \ ""YTTHEREAS Wc
Attorney-General. f       ?V      have thought
fit, by and with the advice-and consent of Our
Executive .Council of Our Province of British
Columbia, to dissolve the present Legislative
Assembly of Our said Province, which stands
prorogued until summoned for dispatch ��� of
business.
NOW KNOW YE, I hat We do,  for this end,
publish this Our   Royal  Proclamation, and do
hereby dissolve the Legislative Assembly accord-
ingly,-and-theJVlembers-thei'eof-are-discharged
from further attendance on same.
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these
Our Letters to be made Patent, and tho
Great Seal of British Columbia to be hereunto affixed:  Witness,   the   Honourable
Edgar Dewdney,  Lieutenant-Governor of
Our said Province of British Columbia, in
our City'of Victoria/in our said Province,
this second day of June, in the year of Our
Lord  one   thousand   eight  hundred   and
ninety-four, and in thc fifty-seventh year of
Our Reign.
By Command.
JAMES C. PREVOST,
Registrar of the Supreme Court.
[L.S.]
E. DEWDNEY.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, bv the Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom "of Great Britain 'and Ireland,
Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &e.
To all to whom these J'resents shall come.���GRKBTISd.
A PROCLAMATION.
Theodore Davie,    "i    "TIT
Attorney-General..- )       " T
IIEREAS,   We
are   desirous
i A flood has occurred on the Yaiig-tse-
ikiang river in China, by which l.oOO
I were drowned.
iiiorney-^retiL/ii-i. .-     .    j ���  ��� -��� - ,    ,..
and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Oui
people of Our Province of British Columbia and
to have their advice in Our Legislature, We do
make known Our Royal Will and Pleasure-to call
a new Legislative Assembly ot Our said Province;
and do further declare that by tho ikIvico ot Our
Executive Council of British Columbia, *V\ o have
this dav given orders for issuing Our \\ rits in
due tem5: for calling a new Legislative Assembly
for Our said Province, which \\ rits are tobeai
date on the second dav of June I'^ant, and to
be returnable on or before the thirij -first uaj ot
AIxUTra��MOSY  Whereof, Wc have caused
.     these Our Letters to be made Patent,-and
.the Public Seal of the said Province to be
hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable
EdoirPkwdnev,  Lieutenant-Governor of
Our =aid Province of Briti-h  Columbia, in
OucCitv of Victoria, in Our said Province.
this second day of June, m the year of Our
Lord   one   thousand   eight  hundred  and
ninety-four, and in the nftv-seventh year of
Our Reign.
By Command.
JAMES C. PREVOST,    i;
Registrar of the Supreme Court.
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE
th June, 1891.
opposite their respective names, namely:���
Walter li. Anderson, Coinox.
Harry O. Wkllbuiin, Cowichan-Alberni.
William J. Kant,  Usquimalt,.
George Thomson, Nanaimo North.
John II. Hawtiiohntii waite, Nanaimo South.
William K. Leigiiton, Nimaiino Citv.
Thomas William Mowat, Victoria North.
Thornton Fell, Victoria South.
James l<". McMillan-, Victoria City.
John Bowiion, Cariboo.
Rout. .1. Woods, Cassiar.
Stej-hen Redgrave, "Coolenay East.
Josei-ii D. Graham, Kootenay West, North
Riding.
William J. Goei-el, Kootenay West, South
Riding.
Fkedeiuck: Soues, Lillooet, East Riding.
Casi-ior Piiair. Lillooet, West Riding.
William B. Townsend, New Westminster
City.
Ciiaki.es Coldwell, Vancouver City.
Horatio Wkiih, - Westminster, Chilliwhack
Riding. ,
Henry T. Tiirh'T, Westminster, Delta Riding   *������
David C. Webber, Westminster, Dowdney
Riding.
Frederick Scholfield, Westminster, Richmond Riding.
Leonard Noruis, Yale. East. Riding.
William Dodd, Yale. West Riding.
George C. Tunstall, Yale, North Riding,     ���'
L.S.J
E. DEWDNEY.
CANADA.
. PROVINCE OK BRITISH COLUMBIA.
VICTORIA, by I he Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
Queen, Defender of the Faith, &c, &c, &c.
To all lo lulwm these Presents shall come.���GREETING.
A  PROCLAMATION.
Theodore Davie,  \   "\"|7"UI5REAS Writs for
Attorney-General. f >? the Election of
Members of the Legislative Assembly for the
various Electoral Districts in the Province have
issued;
And whereas it is expedient that thc places for
the nomiiiat'on of Candidates in the said Electoral Districts should be appointed ;
And whereas, by the " Flection Regulation
Act," the Lieutenant-Governor in Council is
empowered, from time to time, t.o appoint by
Proclamation the place for the nomination of
Candidates in each Electoral District:
NOW KNOW YE, that, in pursuance of the
powers contained in the said Act. and of all other
powers and authorities in that; behalf enabling,
the Lieutenant-Governor in Council appoints and
declares, and.it is hereby appointed and declared,
that the following places shall be the places
for tho nomination of Candidates for Election to
the Legislative Assembly in the respective Electoral Districts, the names of which are set
opposite such places, that is to say :���
Ei.i;ctokai. District. placi; oi-' Nomination.
Comox ���...Government OfUcc. Como^*
Cowichan-Alberni...Agricultural Hall, Duncan.
Esquimalt School-house, Fsquimalt.
Nanaimo, North Court House, Wellington.
Nanaimo, South School-house, o-acre lots.
Nanaimo City Court House, Nanaimo.
Victoria, North Court 1 louse, Vesuvius Bay,
S. P. 1.
Victoria, South School-house, Royal Oak.'
Victoria City Philharmonic Hall, Fort St.
Cariboo ;��� Court House, Riehlicld.        ^
Cassiar Mctlakahtla.
Kootenay, East Court House, Donald.
Kootenay, West,      Government   Ollice,   Revcl-
,   North Riding...      stoke. ':
Kootenay, West,
South Riding.. .Court House, Nelson.
Lillooet, Kast Riding Court House, Clinton.
-Lillooefc-.-Wcsfe Riding G'ourtrHouse;-Lillooet. = ���-
New  Westminster   Court   House,   New? West-
City        minster City.
Vancouver City City Hall Vancouver. --
Westminster: j-
Riding   of   Chilliwhack  Town Hall, Chilliwhack.
Riding of Delta../.Brownsville Hotel.
RidingofDowdueyOddfellow's   Hall,   Mission
-   - City.
Riding    of    Rich-'
mond Library, Moodyvillc.
Yale,-East Riding.. .Court House, Vernon.
Yale, West Riding. .Government Oftice. Yale.'.
Yale, North Riding.Court House, Kamloops. .
In Testimony   Whereof, We have caused
- Our Letters to be made Patentaud t he Great
Seal of the said Province to be-hereunto
affixed: Witness, the Honourablo Edga1:
Dewdney,  Lieutenant-Governor   of   Oui
said Province of British Columbia,  in Our
City of Victoria, in Our said Province; .thi.-;
-   seventh' day of June,  in the year of Our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety -
four, and in thc fifty-seventh year of Our
Reign.
- By Command.
A. CAMPBELL R EDDIE,
Deputy Provincial Secretary
Education Office,
Victoria, May 3rd, 1894.
"Vf OTICE is hereby given that "the annual ex-
_TA| amination of candidates for certificates of
qualification to teach in thc Public Schools of tho
Province will be held as follows, commencing on
Wednesday, July 4th, at 9 a. m. :���
Victoria In South Park School Building
Vancouver.. .In High School Building.
Kamloops In Public School Building..
Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty
days before the examination, stating the cla*-,
anil grade of certificate for which he will be a
candidate," thc optional subjects selected, and a:,
which of the above named places he,will attend.
Every notice' of intention to be an applicant
must be accompanied with satisfactory testimonial of moral character.
Candidates are notified that all of the above
requirements must be fulfilled before their applications can be tiled. - .
All candidates for First Class, Grade A, Certm-
cates, including Graduates, must attend in Victoria to take the subjects prescribed for July
I4th and 10th instants, and to undergo required
oral examinations. 	
S. D. POPE,
Superintendent of Education.
"91 THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. JUNE 23,  1894.  live Jftiitcr:  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will he Mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  livo dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTSinserted  at the   rate   of $j per'column   inch, per  " mouth.  TRANSIENT AD YER TISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 13 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 tr-ansient.  A LL COMA/C/NICA T/ONS lo the Editor must  be accompanied by the name anei address of  the writer.  'Sri  ��������� PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  Address  The miner printing & publishing Co-  nelson,   B.C.  t< *-���������*  FAIR PLAY AND FOUL.  The date of the election is now fixed  and it is time for the real, serious business of the campaign to begin. There  are two candidates in the field; Mk.  Buchanan, seeking election as a government supporter', and Mh. Hume, who  says nothing and does nothing. His  com ni it tee and supporters are rabid  opposition men, the platform of principles laid down by them is antagonistic  to the present government, and Mb.  Hume, when he condescends to tell us  anything, must tell us plainly that be is  an opposition candidate, or else he must  cut adrift entirely from the clique who  brought him out, disown them and their  platform' and cast them off for ever.  But he will not do this, it would lay him  open to the charge of sailing under false  colours, of attempting to hunt with the  hounds and run with the hare, and we  have too high an opinion of the private  character of Mk. Hume to anticipate for  one moment that ho would demean himself by conduct of that kind. Mn. Hume  must now retire from ihe contest, 'avow  himself openly as seeking election as an  opposition candidate, orlose his character  has an honest politician. We imagine  the latter is dearer to bini than even a  seat in the legislature. But we do not  anticipate trouble of this kind. We  prefer to turn a deaf ear to the rumours  that have been floating about to Mr.  Hume's discredit. But he must remember that evil communications corrupt  good mailers and if he will mix with and  accept the support of the crowd he is in  Avith now, he must expect  io  be tarred  affairs, and to bring before our outside  readers the ad vantages of our1 province  and more especially that part of it which  we .more directly represent, West  Kootenay. In British Columbia we  recognize a country which is part of the  British Empire and in which all British  subjects have equal rights. As long as  they are willing to work amiciably with  us we also welcome our cousins from  over the bolder; But we do most  emphatically protest against theatteinpt  that is being made by our contemporary  to set class against, class and stir up  feuds between those who are born in  different parts of thc Empire. We do  not recognize that classes exist in this  country and an attempt to sort them  out is an attempt to upset the kindly  fellow feeling that happily exists in our  community. Nor do we believe that  any rights and privileges belong to  Canadians any more than they do to  Australians or to Englishmen, arid if it  comes to that we are perfectly prepared  to come forward as the champions not  of one set only, but of all. Wherever  a man may have been born, when he  is earning his living in British Columbia,  paying his- taxes to British Columbia,  and voting for members of the British  Columbian Parliament, he is a British  Columbian himself. As such we recognize him and as a British Columbian  journal we desire to be judged.- We  fancy that our readers will he with us  in these remarks. If our,, contemporary  wishes, to confine itself to a circle of  readers who hail from any one part of  the Empire and to cut itself off from all  the others we have no doubt, that it. can  do so and its readers will probably appreciate it accordingly. In its method of  conducting the election campaign we  imagine that our Canadian friends will  repudiate the journal. Honesty, truth  and manliness are British qualities and  it is too bad of the opposition paper to  try to make us believe that treachery,  lies and cowardice are characteristics of  Canadian warfare.  be returned to power, similar manipulations  of the public funds would take place with  his entire approval. His character is at  strike.  ���������with the brush that is used for them.  "We feel assured that if Mr. Hume had  his own way, or was working his election  himself, the fight would be a fair one.'  The methods used, however, prove that  he is simply the tool of men who cannot  fight fairly, who think nothing, as we  have, pointed out before, of kicking a  man when he is down, and who turn  their backs at. no underhand'-way of  acconiplishingtheir ends. A favourite  method at present is to invent a lie and  . then print it as a rumour. The last  specimen of .'this art was exhibited in  our local . contemporary of last week  (we beg pardon,  this  week,   the  paper  'Cgzod out oii Monday afternoon.) It  stated.that Mu. Buchanan was about  to retire in favour of Mu. Fakwkll.  Now  we do  not  believe  that our  con-  - temporary is misinformed on this  matter. If knew or could easily have  found out, that this preposterous htory  was a'straight lie, and we should be exceedingly surprised if we heard  that  A CHARACTER AT STAKE.  - In another part of this issue-we have  ni tide some remarks upon the methods  used in conducting the present political  campaign by the supporters of the opposition candidate. Another instance has just  occurred, which it may be well to relate in  order that those who have leanings towards  the opposition party and Mb. Hume himself, may judge cf the character of his'  principal supporter.  .More than a year ago a committee was  appointed to build a Fire Hall, of which  Mr. John Houston was a member. The  committee was  empowered to spend !f?400.  TROUBLE   IN   EUROPE.  Mulev Hassan, Saltan of Morroco has  died suddenly or has been murdered, and  trouble is feared about the succession.  His youngest son, Abdul Aziz, has been  accepted at Casabiauca, but at Fez, the  capital, there is a strong feeling iu iavour  of Mulev. Ismael, a brother of the late  Sultan. At first sight it appears that ihe  death of a semi-barbarous monarch on the  north coast of Africa would not be a matter to disturb the peace of Euao'pe. But  Morocco has for long been a bone of con.  tentiou between France and England, both  of which countries have lately vainly endeavored to make a satisfactory treaty  ���������with the Sultan.. The failure of both is  ascribed to the diplomacy of the other.  Other countries are also interested. In  fact the last breath of Muley Hassan  seems to have fanned up a llame of strife  all over Europe. Four warships under  Admiral LeBourgeois, have started from  Toulon for Tangier, and the ironclads Magenta, Admiral, Dupree, and Alger, have also been ordered to be ready to sail at a moments notice under Admiral Gadaud. In  Spain all officers - aud soldiers of the  Secocond Army Corps in Andalusia, have  been called to arms aud all those of the  ,-First Army Corps at Madrid, who are on  furlough have been hastily recalled. The  German ironclad KurfurstFredric Wilhelm  aud the cruiser Speerber have been ordered to the scene of action. The British  fleet in the Mediterranean is very strong,  but the English press is calling for additions to be made to it. The danger is that  M. Dupuy, the new French Premier who is  well known as being highly antagonistic to  England, may espouse the cause of either  of the aspirants to the throne who may be  well disposed towards France to the detriment of British interests. It is supposed  that France and Spain would approve of a  dual control of Morocco to the exclusfon of  Great Britain, which the latter would hardly  permit. Altogether there is the making of  a very pretty international row. Lord  Rosebery will"probably stand to his rights  and there is sure to be bluster from the  recently elected French cabinet, and theu  it will depend on how far they carry on  their bluff whether the affair will result in  a fight or not.  JOHN BARNSLEY& CO.  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA, B. O.  GUNSMITHS M MACHINISTS  Import*��������� ol'nil kinds or KNUMSII AMI AMKKI4 AX FIKIC Alt MS AMI  A1IHI MilOV. BASK It A I.I. MIOIIS, MSIIIX' T.M'KMC, KOIIS, KIFM'S.  KI'YOM'I'KS MI.NDKSs' I'l.ASSES, CO.UIMSSKS. MAC'XI'TS, ETC. ....  OEDEES   "BY   MAIL   PEOMPTLT   ^.TT*E3"Isr3D*E!*D  TO.  TO MINE OWNERS AND  OTHERS.  Mr. J. R. Anderson, of the Agricultural Department of B. C, has been  requested to send a collection of small  samples of ores from the West Kootenay  mines to the Technological Museum of  Sydney, New South Wales.  All mine owners and others interested  in attracting mining men and capital to  this District are asked to send small  specimens (labelled) from their properties  to The Editok of The Mixer, who will  forward them to Mr. Anderson.  fllXIXI'.  TV   c. Campbell-Johnston"  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER  )  ���������TO   TIECE-  It exceeded its powers by $200, spending;  SeOO. Mb. Houston himself acknowledged  that he was mainly responsible for this. Of  this sum $222 is due to Mb. Buchanan for  lumber. The committee having exceeded  its powers there was no money to pay this  debt, a large -purt of which has been owing  for more' than ��������� a year. ,' It was generally  uuderstood by the Fire Company.that this  debt should be liquidated whenever the  government grant was paid/ The Government Agent has expressed his williugnes  to hand over the money whenever application in proper form for it was made to him.  A meeting of the Fire Company was called  for last night-, in order to make this application in proper form. As soon as a quorum  was assembled, Mu. John Houston moved | r������r the dominion  THE     DOMINION   FRANCHISE.  Of  -oi--  WEST KOOTENAY.  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.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 40, Van couver. B. C.  JOB  PRINTING  AT-  THE MINER.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE  BROKER  IXSIiltAXCi; and ��������� ��������� ���������  < O.H.MISSIUX AI'I'XT.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B. C.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITA I- (all puiil up), $|->,<M������0,IMM)  11KST,      ....      (i,(HH>,(Mltl  A report reaches us from Ottawa, that  the Dominion Franchise Act may be  ahYeuTre"d~"duri"n"g"'th"e^  old plan was to take, in this province, the  Provincial lists, aud it. would be well we  think, to return to that plan. The princi-  ciple of the present Dominion Franchise  Act, is to have a uniform franchise throughout Canada. The qualification is higher  than for thc local elections in our province,  and in Ontario aud Prince Edward Island,"  in which practically, almost manhood suffrage exists. The electoral districts also  are different from the Proviucialjjones. The  expense of revising the Dominion lists is  heavy, and elections are- apt to be held  under very old lists. It is stated that,  under the new proposal, the basis of representation iu each province is to be adopted  list  in   that   prov  that the meeting should be adjourned until j Whafc tbis precisely means we ctiuno  July, saying ."I don't see  why the ir^ j in the absence of details,   but it is certain.  Company should be dragged up here to ': lbat>if tllG Dominion "nd Provincial clec-  The Sitting of the Courts of Assize,  Nisi Prius, and Oyer and Terminer, advertised to he held at Nelson on Tuesday,  19th .June, 189-1, is hereby postponed  until further notice.  T. II. GIFFEN,  Nelson, loth June, 1S9L.  Registrar.  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. HRUMMOND Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON" General Manager  Neslon Branch: N-  W./Oorner Baker  and  Stanley Streets-  Branches in London (England),' New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy    and   sell  Transfers.  Sterling  Exchange   and  Cable  Grant, comincrical and traveller's credits,  able in any part ot! the world;  avail  -Drafts-issued; Collections Tnado;_EI:'c.-  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3*? per cent.  BANK OF  s&  wvsv kooTi:.\.iV msritii r.  COLUMBIA  (liicorpor.-iti.-<l by Kuy.il Charter, 1862.)  J!-?, !>'.������(>,I><M������  I'Ai'ir.ii; (p.iiu ii|>>. ciHHi.ooo  -'- (Willi power t������ incre.iM!.)  itl'si'im; rr.vii. t������<;<MHio     .  1.'.'(;.-,,.'[."���������'{  mcc.     V  t say ; J-x-  provide funds for G. 0. Buchanan to carry  on his election campaign."   The followers  of Mit. Houston, it appears, were sullicient-  lt"'! lv numerous to  carry the motion, so that  "was not hatched in. our conloiuporavys   t"ho millter stands  over until July.   Now  we have nothing to do, of course, with anv  own oflice. .But people who resort to  underhand means frequently overreach  themselves. Honesty, after all, is the  best policy. And this story is so improbable that the town laughed at it.  We might just as well, and with as  little show of veracity, say that Mr.  Huiiie was about-to retire in favour of  Mr. Houston.  private matters of business, but in this  transaction there are two issues which we  wish to bring before the public. The first  is tho ordinary dishonesty of the Fire Company in their capacity of administrators of  public funds in not paying their just debts  when they are in a" position to do so. The  second is the use they make,  under the  borates Vere made, as far as may. be, sinn  lar, there would be a.very useful,increased ;  mterest-in Dominion affairs on the part of I  the eleccors. West Kootenay alone at i  present, would have nearly as many voters '  as Yale, and we might, by and by", look to j  sending a Kootenay man to Ottawa to stir-I  up the post ollice, and other fossilised de-!  partments there. - |  j PLACKRCLAIMSintliisDisti-ict legally  ldd may be laid over from the loth day of  1 October: IS!W, until the 1st <l;iy of .Inly. lS'll.  \Y. .1. Gohrrci,,  Gold Commissioner.  NeNon. liilh October, IS'):'. ''*'  M.a  DAVYS.-  MINIMI   ENC'INEKR,  '/       ' ���������       .VXD ASSAYER.  Ofliccs Victoria .Street.  : NELSON",  ���������"rsrELSo-jsr- *B*E?,^^-isrc*Ec.  Corner of Raker and Stanley streets.  "B'R^.'IsrC'Ei'ES =  Canada���������Victoria. Vancouver,  New  YVcsimin  slur, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  Unitki) .Statics���������San J'nusCisco, Portland. Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: (to Lombard .street, LONDON,  England.  B. C.  *i!;ni< al.  <>  be  A discrepancy will be observed  between the.list of polling stations as I  given in the copy of the Gazette notice \  printed in another copy and those given '  ,   1 iu'the Returning Oiiieer*-s Proclamation, <  Houston, of witholding the P^bhc funds . also Srintcd in this is,u0.   The lattei. is j  of the citizens of Nelson for political pur-, corivci - I  poses.   "We cannot for a moment believe '. , :  i  that Me. Hume will countenance this act ';  ���������     So  great is  the amount  of   news  that;  guidance and by the direction of Mu. John  A PROTEST.  It is not our habit to interfere with  the methods of business adopted" by our  local ' contemporary.      It   has   its  own  peculiar ways and we have ours.*,- They ! of dishonesty on the part of" his.-,supporter.  are different. As long as they let ��������� us | It would be quite contrary to his character pours in, on us after the interruption to .  run along our path we shall leave them j for upright dealing. ��������� "Unless Mr.. Hume at the mails, that we are compelled to.  severely alone in theirs. The path we r once disclaims all "connection, not only publish a supplement to contain it. We j  desire to follow is to lay before'our j with the act-itself, but with the man who have also decided to reduce the price of j  readerseveryweekasinuchnewsaswelengineered.it, we can only believe that!The Miner, single copies of which can j  can,   with   plain   criticism   of  passing i should he and the opposition generally, ; bow be obtained for five cents. j  C. AUTHL'U. A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN.   Etc.  CoiroNEK i-'ott West Kootkxav,  Ollice over Nelson Dm? Store.  'h     YYe.-t Raker street,  Nel.son, B.C.  y\   LaBau,  *m.d.;  PlIVSIClAX AM) SliKUKO.V.  Rooms ^3 and 1,   Houston Block.  ,, Nelson, B.C. Ji  Telephone   12.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of "Commerce and  branches; "Merchants' l-iank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-  i    -   dies;   Molsons Bank and brandies;  Rank of  !        Nova Scotia.  | UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian  Bank of  i     ,. Commerce. New Yoi-k;  ' Hank of Nova Scot in. Chicago.  ]        Trader*' National Bank, Spokane,  Q AY1NC-S   Dl-'PAUTAI KNT-  Dki'osit.- received at i?l and upwards, and  inicreM :illowcd-(pre.-uiii rate) at \S\ per cent,  pur annum.  CHANGE V. HOLT.  Nelson, July 17. lSP'i. Airent.  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE. THE  MINER, NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY,  JUNE 23, ,1894.  M  |f'-!  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  ( Continued from page 4.)  Mr. Henry Franks, who fought in thc  Crimea, was buried atPicton last week with  military honours by the Kith Battalion.  Canadian papers received by the last  mail report damage .to potatoes in Ontario  by frost and great storms on Lake Superior  accompanied by snow.  A party of excursionists near Tralee,  county Kerry, Ireland, picked up an old  shell near an artillery ,camp and began  rolling it along the ground. The shell exploded and killed three of the party and  wounded a dozen others.  The Eight Hon. John Duke, Lord  Coleridge, the Lord Chief Justice of Ens-  land, is dead. It is somewhat remarkable  that three chief justices should die almost  simultaneously, Lord Coleridge, Sir Francis  Johnson and Sir Matthew Begbie.  LordThurlowatone time attached to the  British Legation at Washington, lias filed  his schedule, giving liabilities at ������2.100,-  000 and assets 8145,000. The failure is  ascribed to a fall in the value of mining  shares." Lord Tlmrlow was, we believe,  chairman of the Canada Western or British  Pacific Railway.  The coal famine, brought about by the  miners strike, is being .severely felt in  Chicago. Many steamers are stopped for  want of fuel. Tbe Cleveland, Lorain and  Wheeling railroad is tied up owing to the  " burning of bridges by the coal 'strikers.  Unless traffic is resumed at once, hundreds  of industrial establishments must close  down.  The British House of Commons is turning over a new leaf. Until last year the  house always adjourned over the Derby  Day, and members rushed off to sec the  g/eat race like,a pack of school boys. Last  year the great "debate on Home Rule was  on and Mr. Gladstone refused to support a  motion to adjourn. This year the same  motion was lost by 24G votes to 160.  A magnificient memorial is to.be erected  . to the poet Tennyson. It will be an Iona  cross standing on the downs above the  Needles at the western end of the Isle of  Wight. The cross will be 716 feet abovj  high water, and will take the place of the  well known beacon. The poet's house  "Farringford," nestles at the foot of the  downs in the village of Freshwater Gate.  The Guion Steamship Company, running between Liverpool and New York,  has decided to retire from the business,  in consequence of the bad times. Their  , two celebrated steamers Alaska and  Arizona are to bo sold on their arrival  in Liverpool. The Guion line is principally owned in the States, and the Alaska  was at onetime the "greyhound" of  the Atlantic.  John'M cDavitt who runs a small restaurant at Port Townsend has suddenly  come into $100,000 by the death  of his father at Chattanooga, Ten  neessee, which place John left  twenty-five years ago. He was found  with great difficulty not having kept up  correspondence with his family.  One hundred non-union laborers have  been engaged to coal the Cunard steamer  -GaHia-at-Liverpool,-but-coDsiderable-difn-  culty is being experienced in coaling the  steamships owing to the strike. The Cnm-'-  pania, of the same Hue, is being coaled by  250 non-union men. The strikers are endeavoring to persuade the miuers to join  in the boycott of the Cunard steamships.  Lord Rosebery's horse Ladas won the  Derby. As a great many enquiries are  made as to the meaning of the name we  may state that Ladas was a swift courier  to Alexander the Great.. It should be  pronounced Laddas (like Ladder.) Lord  Rosebery presented one of the plates worn  by the winner to Admiral Erben of the  U. S. Cruiser Chicago. Ladas has been  struck out of all engagements at Ascot.  A despatch to the Times from Tien-Tsih,  China, says that .tlie revolution iu the provinces of Kirin and Manchooria is extending greatly. Mounted banditti, armed with  repeating rifles, have defeated the imperial  troops in' every engagement, find have occupied several important positions, including the San Sing arsenal, in which 100,-  000 rifles were stored." The situation is so  alarming that Viceroy Li Hung Chang is  gathering a large force of troops to suppress the rebellion.  In Colorado much damage has been done  by the floods. At Denver, Colfax and  Jerome Park were flooded, 175 families being driven from their homes. Railway embankments were washed away,in manv  places. At. Colorado Springs trees and  telegraph poles were going down before  the flood, and thousands of dollars.worth  of damage has been done. At Manitou  business is entirely suspended. The -pipe  factory at Boulder, the railroad tracks.and  . all the city and railroad bridges have been  swept awav, the damage being estimated  atS500,000.     '  Despatches received at- Capetown from  Buluwayo say . that the. two British  troopers", Daniels and Wilson, charged with  appropriating the sum of ������1,000 which the  late King Lobengula sent to the British  authorities as a.peace offering and as a notification that he was willing to submit,  have been sentenced to 14= years imprisonmnent. The two troopers named are also  held to be morally responsible for the massacre of the - Wilson party, as they suppressed tbe late King's message of submission in order to conceal their appropriation  of i*he neace offering.  For some time  past there have  been  persistent    rumours    of     approaching  trouble   in"' India.     A   despatch  to  the  I London Times from  Bombay says that  j the daubing of trees is extending.  Cases  > of  (his  peculiar  marking,   which  have  j caused    considerable   apprehension    in  I India   and    in    England���������some   people  going so fur as to any that  it foroboaed  another  mutiny   in   India���������have   been  reported from South Beliar and   Allahabad.    The tree marking in  some, places  has assumed the form of a piece of  bark  cut, out of the tree.  A City of Mexico special to a New  York paper says : The actions of British  diplomatic agents in Central America  are attracting attention here. It is believed England intends t.o secure a foothold near the proposed Nicaragua canal,  tie ports from various sources in central  America agree in regard to British Minister Gosling's influence at Managua.  Greafc Britain, under the guise of protecting her interests, it is feared will  securo substantial control of an important piece of territory, hoping later on to  confirm her title by treaty.  A surveyor who has just returned  from the Olympian ranges reports that  from about 10 miles cast of Giuliani bay,  on the straits of Fuca, to Cape Flattery,  a distance of HO miles, and south 100,  miles, extends the finest forest in the  state of Washington, composed mainly  of hemlock, with boides at intervals of  the finest spruce, cedar and fit- in the  state. Tbe henilock hark shows a larger  percentage of tannin than the best  Pennsylvania bark.. Many large areas  will peel upwards of SO cords of bark to  the acre. The great height of these  trees, many of them without limbs for  100 feet and more, make easy7 peeling  and clear logs.  It is estimated by the Spokane Review  that 150 boats are plying in the flooded  districts of Portland. There are cat-  bouts, plungers, whale boats, canoes,  iishboats, mining-boats^ sbipboats, life  rafts, battcaux, launches, rowboats,  transports, flat boats and many others,  almost innumerable in shape and variety  Great pains are taken to make a boat  look as comfortable and inviting as  possible. Seats are cushioned and rough  boards areohrdden under folds of bunting  or- bright-colored pieces of cloth. Some  of the larger passenger transports are  even pretentious enough to have awnings  to protect patrons from the sun.and  rain. The canoe is the favoriteicraft of  the business men, and scores of them  may be seen on the street daily.  Jacob S. Coxey, the incarcerated reformer, has accepted the nomination for  Congress'in the 18th or McKinley district  of Ohio, in a letter,., to the People's Party  Committee, dated at Washington, "Parlor  67," United States jail. In his letter he  charges England with having precipitated  the money panic here with the aid of willing allies iu this country. He .saw the  necessity of immediate notion and took it.  For this he was arrested by order of the  money power. He refers to Judge Miller  as "Pontius Pilate," President Cleveland as  "Tiberius," and a number of other prominent public men as Congressional Judas  Iscariots.  A Russian paper publishes a significant  article upon the Bulgarian crisis, saying  that-civif���������wiir-is_appai'ently-looming'_up7"  and adding that whatever the result of the  conflict between "ex-Premier Stambuloff  and Prince Ferdinand, the condition of  affairs created cannot be allowed to continue. The Novoe "Vreniya states that if  the followers of ex-Premier Stambuloff obtain the mastery, foreign intervention iu  Bulgaria is inevitable. A despatch to the  Telegram from Sofia says ex-Premier Stair.-  buloff and the Ministers who formed his  cabinet are under arrest. Civil war has  broken out. Two battalions of troops have  rebelled and demanded the reinstatement  of Stambuloff. They have been joined by  the gendarmes in an attack on the troops,  who have declared for Prince Ferdinand.  The.London Graphic publishes an ac-  account o! a notable interview with Sir  George Grey, some time Premier of New  Zealand and Governor of Gape Colony,  concerning a further federation of the  English-speaking people. Sir George  prophesied a close con federative alliance of  the United States aud Great Britain. The  difficuities of such an alliance,, he said,  would soon disappear and then a beginning  of the movement toward federation would  be made. The monarchy would strengthen  the republic, he said, and the republic  would help strengthen the monarchy. Each  had some features which might be most  advantageously retained. The. settlement  by arbitration of recent differences between  the two countries had brought them nearer  each other, aud had justified hopes of such  a union that neither would make war without the other's consent. There would then  be a great belt of peace around the world,  A special cable letter to the Toronto Empire from London, June 3rd, says; the formation of a French' Cabinet' with .three  Ministers, Poincare, Delcasse and Hanotaux  avowedly hostile to Great -Britain, excites  grave apprehension in English Ministerial  circles. The record of M. Hanotaux, the  new Minister of Foreign Affairs, places him  io the front rank as a combatant of English  occupation of Egypt, and a militant advocate of French rights in -Newfoundland,  iu the protectorate over Siam, iu French  expansion in Africa, and generlly an enemy  of England wherever the latter comes into  competition with France. Other members  of M. Dupuy's Cabinet are also known to  entertain strong anti-English views, and it  is consequently held as certain that a diplomatic situation with a severe tension be-  'tweeu the two governments is about to set  in embracing the whole field of international disputes. If M. Hrmotaux's colleagues  give him ,fiill��������� support, aggressive movements in Newfoundland, Siam aud the  region of the Upper Nile may be expected.  News has been received from Cripple  Creek that rhe strickerssciwd an engine  and car's at 'Victor and proceeded to Wilbur, 10 miles down the Florence and Cripple Creek railroad, where'the Denver  deputies wore encamped. A battle ensued at'I a. 111., between the strikers and  outposts of the deputies, in which one  miner was killed and three injured.  Several deputies were also wounded.  The name of the miner killed was Geo.  Crowley.  The. mob that a Hacked the deputies  numbered about 300. Their approach  was discovered by (he deputies, and firing at once began from both sides. Tho  deputies fired from the windows of the  coaches and the miners from behind  boulders and trees. The engagement  did not last long. The miners'retreated  lo Victor with one man killed, four  wounded and several other's missing.  It is not known how the deputies fared.  The minors claim that at least: 15 have  been killed and wounded. The town of  Victor is quiet., Armed miners have  resumed their position on Battle mountain and Bnll hill.  A NEW WAV TO RETORT GOLD.  We recently asked a miner who was getting fine gold by sluicing how he saved it.  "I use silver." he said, "nnd squeeze.it  through calico, nnd when I have got the  amalgam ns hard as I can���������" "You retort it," we said. "No I don't and yes I  do���������I don't as you mean retort, but I do  as I mean it myself. I get a potatoe, cut  off one end, and scoop out a cavity in it  large enough to take my ball of amalgam.  I next take a spade or piece of flat, iron,  and place that over tho-fire: and then upon  that I place the potatoe with the cut side  down. As the amalgam gets hot the silver  "evaporates nnd goes all through the potatoe; but it can't get, through the skin, and  neither can it escape by the iron, for the  spud is stuck to the spade. When it is  done I take, the spade off the tire and let i'  get cool, and then I have my gold iir-a button on the spade and my silver all in fine  globules in the potatoe. I break that potatoe up under water and I have all my  silver. Many persons don't believe this  can be done, but! tell you it can, sir. and  I tell you, also, that. I don't know how it  is but my gold is always of a good colour  and I've often wondered if the juices of ihe  potatoe have anything to do with that."���������  Australian Mining Standard, April 21st.  BIRTH.  On the 16th June, at Nelson, the wife n'  John Stewart, of the Bank of Britisl  Columbia, of a son.  gich's Corner  VANCOUVER, 13. C.  Buxton & Bodnex  o  ���������   ��������� WHOLESALE AND ItKTAIt--���������  *T0BA0C0NISTSS<  (���������  Agents for the celebrated   Li   &   CO  (Loewe & Co.) B. B. B., and other best  English Bri*j^ioot Pipes.  A large stock of " OWN MAKiS " Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smbker'f  requisites kept on hand.   ���������-  COlIxMKl   OlMIEIt*   ISV   IMIST   I'SUMM'TIA  .itti'.vim:i������ to.  THE  TEADE SUPPLIED  ARMIT & RASHDALL,  ining Brokers.  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Minins- Abstracts.1! jf���������/  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  UPTURE  More CURES  liave been effected by my  ���������with  Trusses  perfect ease to -wearer. than/by all other  devices com hined. They retain largest  Rupture under severest strain.  A sys- -  tem of flttinghasbeeD/perfected the  last 25 years, fully equal to personal  examination by mail.   27 patents  ruSlr-el DEFORMITY  CHABIES CXIJTIIE,  134 King SfW., Toronto.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  sou: m.v\i:im<:ti:i:i:ks of  iiii:  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wc keep in stock a lull supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, sneh as Pipe awl-Fillings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing llubbcr Valves, "Rubber and Leather Belling, QiV-',  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  ������  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  ������  STILL TO THE  FRONT?  NO   FEAR   OF  FAMINE^  Wc have on hand sin-oral tony of first-class Mams. Bacon anrl Butter. Also  oar loads of Flour, Sugar, Stilt. Fish, Canned Meats, lUc Whilst for, the refreshment, of the inner man we have Bass nnd Allsopp's Pale Ale, Schlity, Beer,  Guinness' Stout, Walker's celebrated brands of Canadian Whiskey, also tho finest  brands of Imported Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.  dson's Bay Company,  AGKNTS  KOU  Hiram Walker & Son's       Jos. Sclilibs Browing Co.       Fort. Cany If lour Mills  Distillers Milwaukee, U. tf. . "Manitoba  P. O. box CO.  Telephone 24  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. K. corner linker and Josephine streets,  "KELSON, H. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections marie.     Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining' Claims Handledon Commission.  ���������NE^Sm-HNGSr  NEW-TROUSEBIN&Sr  51  I  VI  )  1  Fred.  J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just  received a large consignment, of  Spring Goods  Call and inspect the New   Patterns  ��������� '  -     and Styles. ^  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street,  Nelson.  (JAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE N������&  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  \AZatcheSj (flocks/ Jewellery,  aifd Silverware, Showi} iij Ihe  lVarerooifts   of  JACOB   DOVER,  The  Jeweller,  Great Bargain can be had. for Cash.  BAKEB   STREET,  2TEL2OT.  B. O

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