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 *i'-M**i--~-'*^r^*i*eM**-i*ii^^i,&ur*l***^^^  VS*^f������^pXJSUVPfS^Ve*OVU^ar^fxiaaa-Uimtucawv  m  The Mines in  itoojcnay are lm������ssg  tSae Richest in  Assierica.  ThcOreo   are  ?Eig2a-���������!ras3c in.  Crold,  Silver,  (topper,  ftnsl Lend.  NUMBEE 162.  NELSON,- BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   AUGUST 12, 1893.  $2 A YEAE  TIS  A   GRUESOME   MESSAGE  6f  WHICH  CLEVELAND SENDS  TO   00NGEE8S  ON THE SIEVES QUESTION  ft is Imporlani in thai it Shows that the Friends  oi' Silver Mimt .tlalkc a iLong and desperate Struggle if they are to .I>efej������t Cleaveland's Contemplated Debasement Policy.  The special session of the United States Congress is now in convention and already the fight  gives promise of being a hot one. The friends  and foes of silver are determined to let no point  tending toward victory go by, and it would be  difficult at present to predict with any degree of  accuracy the final outcome.  According to despatches, as soon as it becomes   practicable,   Bland,   leader of the silver  forces in the house, will introduce a bill embodying the views of the silver men. It will  provide for the repeal of the Sherman purchasing  act and substitute therefore free coinage of  silver at the present ratio of 16 to 1. "'That  will be the ground on which we will make the  fight, although, there is no definite plan agreed  upon," said Bland.  He recognized that men could honestly differ  as to the i atio, hut- that matter should be  settled in the party itself. Upon the use of the  gold and silver as a money at parity, the Democratic, party could not differ. If a compromise  measure increasing; the ratio was reached, he  said he saw no reason why the present dollar  should not be kept in circulation as it is now. He  proposed however to resist any increase in the  '.ratio.: - ���������"'/������������������ '"��������������������������� - ���������  Representative Henderson of North Carolina  has a plan for the adjustment of the silver  question which he holds ought to be satisfactory to persons who wish to see the Democratic  platform declarations carried into effect without  creating divisions in the party. This might be  accomplished, he thinks by passing a bill requiring the absolute purchase of a certain proportion of each metal per month and the coinage of  all metal purchased. Congress might from time  to time change these proportions as the needs  of the country seemed to require, and thus  adjust the circulation to the demands.  The Message. *  The following  message was sent to Congress  by President Cleveland:  The existance of an alarming and extraordinary business situation, involving the welfare  and prosperity of all our people, has constrained  me to call together in extra session the people's  representatives in congress, to the end that  through a wise and patriotic exercise of the legislative duty with which they are solely charged  the present evils may be mitigated and the dangers threatening the future may be avoided.  Our unfortunate financial plight is not the result of untoward circumstance nor of conditions  related to our natural resources, nor is it traceable to any of the afflictions which frequently  check national growth and prosperity. With  plenteous crops, with abundant promise of remunerative production and manufactures, with  unusual invitation to safe investment and a  satisfactory assurance to business enterprise,  suddenly financial distrust and fear have sprung  up on every side. Numerous money institutions  have suspended because abundant assets were  not immediately available to meet the demands  of the frightened depositors.  Surviving corporations and individuals are  content to keep in hand their money. They are  usually anxious to loan, and those engaged in  legitimate business are surprised to find that  securities which they offer for loans, though  heretofore satisfactory, are no longer accepted.  Values, supposed to be fixed, are fast becoming  conjecture, and loss and failure have invaded  every branch of business.  I believe that these thiugs are principally  chargeable to congressional legislation touching  the purclmce and coinage of silver by the general government. This legislation is embodied  in the statute passed July 14, 1890, which was  the culmination of much agitation on the subject involved, and which may be considered as  a truce, after a long struggle, between the advocates of free silver coinige and those intending  to be more conservative.  1 Undoubtedly the immediate purchase ���������by the  government of 4.500,000 ounces of silver monthly, forced, under that statute, was regarded by  . those interested in silver production as a certain  guarantee of its increase in price. The result  however, has been entirely different; for, immediately following the spasm of a slight raise in  . price, silver began to fall, after the passage of  the. act, and has since reached the lowest point  ever known.  This.disappointing result has.led to a renewed  and persistant effort in the the direction of free  , coinage. Meanwhile, not only are the evil effects of the operation of the present law constantly accumulating, but the result to which  its execution must inevitably lead is becoming  : palpable to all who give the least heed to financial subjects.  This law provides that, in payment for 4, 500,  000 ounces of silver bullion, which the secretary  of,the treasury is commanded to purchace  monthly, there shall be issued treasury notes,  redeemable on demand in gold or silver coin at  the desire of the secretary of the treasury, and  that said notes may be reissued. It is, however  declared in the"act to be "The: esnablished policy of the United States to maintain the two  metals on a parity with each other upon the  present legal ratio or such ratio as may be provided by law." This declaration so controlls  the action of the secretary of the treasury as to  prevent him using the discretion nominally vested in him, if by such action the parity betwreeh  gold and silver may be disturbed.  Manifestly the refusal by the secretary to pay  these treasury notes in gold, if demanded, would  necessarily result in their discredit, and the exercise of discretion as to obligations payable in  silver only would destroy the parity between  the two metals by establishing a discrimination  in favor of gold. Up to the 15th day of July,  1893, these notes had been issued in payment of  silver bullion purchased to the amount/of more  than .������147,000,000.  While all but a small quantity of this bullion  remains uncoined and without usefulness in the  treasury, many of the notes given in its purchase have been paid in gold. This is illustrated  by the statement that between the 1st day of  May, 1892, and the 15th day of July, 1893, the  notes of this kind issued in payment for  silver bullion amounted to a little more than  $54,000,000, and that during the same period  about $49,000,000 were paid by the treasury in  gold for the redemption of such notes.  The policy necessarily adopted of paying these  notes has not spared the gold reserve of $100,-  000,000 long ago set aside by the government  for the redemption of other notes ; for this fund  has already been subjected to the payment of  new obligations amounting to $150,000,000 on  account of silver purchases, and has as a consequence, for the first time since its creation been  encroached upon.  We have thus made the depletion of our gold  easy; and have asked other and more appreciative nations to add it to their stock.- That the  opportunity we have offered has not been neglected is shown by the large amounts of gold  which have recently been withdrawn from our  treasury and exported to increase the financial  strength of foreign nations.  The excess of the exports of gold over its imports ending June 30, 1893, amounts to more  than $87,500,000. Between July 1, 1892. and  July 15,1893, the gold coin and bullion in our  treasury decreased more than $132,000,000, while  in the same period   the   silver coin and bullion  in the treasury increased more than $147,000,000  Unless the government bonds are to be constantly issed and sold to replenish our exau&t-  ed gold, only to be again exhausted, it is apparent that the action of the silver purchase law  now in force leads in the direction of the entire  substitution of silver for gold in the government treasury, and that this in us t be followed  by the payment of all government obligations  in depreciated silver.  At this stage gold and silver must part company, arid the government must fail in its establishment of the policy to maintain the two  metals on a parity with each other, and be given  over to the exclusive use of a currency greatly  depreciated. According to the standard of the  commercial world, we could no longer claim a  place among the nations of the first class, nor.  could our government claim the performance of  its obligations, in so far as such obligations  have been imposed upop it, to provide for the  use of the people the best and safest money.  If, as many of its friends claim, silver ought  to occupy a larger place in our currency and  the currency of the world, through a great international co-operation and agreement, it is  obvious that the United states will not be In-a  position to gain a hearing in favor of such an  arrangement so long as we are willing to continue in our attempt to accomplish this result  single-handed.  The knowledge in business  circles among our  people that our government   cannot   make   its  fiat equivalent to  intrinsic   value���������cannot keep  inferior money money on a parity with superior  money  by   its   own   independent   efforts���������has  resulted in such a lack of confidence at homerin  the   stability   of   currency values   that capital  . refuses its aid to new enterprises, while millions r  are actually  withdrawn   from   the channels of-  trade and commerce to become idle and  unproductive in the hands of timid owners.    Foreign-  investors are equally alert, not only   to decline  to purchase A.merican  securities, but to  make  haste   to   sacrifice   those  which   they already  ��������� have.   M '..'  It does not meet the situation that the apprehension in regard to the future of our finances  is groundless and that there is. no reason for  this lack of confidence in the purpose or power  of the government in the premises. The very  existence of this apprehension and this lack of  confidence, however, has caused a meanace .  which ought not for a moment to be disregarded  Possibly if the undertaking we have in hand  were the maintenance of a specific known  quantity of silver at at a parity, our ability to  do so might be estimated and guaged, and  perhaps in view of our unparallelled growth  and resources it might be favorably passed upon  But when our avowned endeavor is to maintain  such a parity in regard to an amount of silver -  increasing at the rate of $50,000,000 yearly, with  no fixed termination to such an increase, it can  hardly be said that a problem is presented  whose solution is free from doubt,  The people of the United States are entitled  to a sound and stable currency, and to a money  recognized as such on exchange and in every  market of the world. Their government has  no right to injure them by financial experiments opposed to the policy and practice of  other civilized states, nor is it justified in permitting an exaggerated and unreasonable drain  on our national strength and ability, to jeopardize the strength of the people's money. This c  matter rises above the plane of party politics.  It virtually concerns every business and calling ���������  and enters every household in the land.  There is one important aspect of the subject  which especially should never be overlooked. "  At a time like the present when the evils of unsound finance threatens us, the speculator may  anticipate a harvet gathered from the misfortunes of others ; the capitalist may protect himself by hoarding or may even find profit in the  fluctuation of values ; but the wage earner, the  first to be hurt by a depreciated currency and  the last to receive the benefif of its correction:,  is practically defenceless. He relies for work  upon  the ventures  of confident and contented  W"  w. ���������   '.f ���������  iF���������"sr  TTJ ".%'"> '.' *������������������' P'  :t*t;  TsT^  'f������iVi.-j** j.-'  r wit��������� *+*"v* U ���������  TTT"'  J  ���������J'B1'  ^���������,,i**r..<i..  Vi?.*l-  A" -     \.-  H3I?SZ3v;^  _1AA_ is^tni-ij���������r*f  ��������� T*.-������1BiA-,ll!?4*tKrsn.,������i������taiese i^c*  TEE  MINEE:    NELSON.  B.   0,  SATUEDAY,   AUGUST 12 1893.  Mi-  ~S  capital. This failing him his condition is without alleviation ; for he can neither_prey upon  the  misfortunes  of others nor hoarcThis labor.  One of the greatest statesmen our country  has known, speaking more than fifty years ago  when a dearth of currency had cused commercial distress, said:  "The very man of all others who has the d* ep-  eft interst in sound currency and suffers most  by mischievous legislation in monetary matters  is the man who earns his daily bread by his  daily toil." .:,:������������������;"���������,:/'���������.: ->'���������.'���������'^''     ';.������'  These words are as pertinent as on the day  they were uttered, and they ought to impressively remind us that a failure to do our duty  must especially injure those of our countrymen  who labor and who, because of their numbers  and condition, are entitled to the most watchful careful care of their government.  It is of the utmost importance that such relief  as congress can afford in the existing situation  be afforded at once. The maxim ''he gives  t wice who gives quickly" is directly applicable.  If may be true that the embarassments from  which the business of the country is suffering  arise as much from evils apprehended as from  those actually existing. We may hope, too,  that calm councils will prevail and that neither  capitalists nor vvage earners will -give way to  unreasoning panic arid sacrifice their property  or their interest under'.'the'influence of exaggerated news!   / .-':.;,:.'^w Vv;"  Nevertheless every day of delay in removing  one of the plain principal causes of the present  state of things enlarges the mischief .already  done and increases the -responsibility of the gov-  ernment for its existance, whatever els������ the  people have a right to expectfrom congress.  They may certanily demand that the legislation condemned by the ordeal of three years of  disastrous experience shall be removed from + he  statute books as soon as their representatives  can legitimately deal with it.  It was my purpose to summon congress in especial session early in the incoming Septemher  that we might enter promptly upon the work  of tariff reform .which the true interests of the"  country clearly;demand, which so large'������������������'������������������& majority of the people, as shown by their sufferages,  desire and expect, and to "accomplish which  every effort of the pieseint administration is  pledged. But, while -.tariff reform has lost not h-  ing of its immediate and permanent importance  and must in the^near future engage the attention of congress,;; it has seemed to me that the financial condition-Of the country should at once,  and before all other subjects, be considered by  your honorable body.  I earnestly recommend a prompt repeal of the  provisions of the act'passed July 14th, 1890, authorizing the purchase of silver bullion, and that-  other legislative action may put beyond all  doubt or mistake the intention and ability of  the government to fulfill its pecuniary obligations in the money universally recognizen by all  civilized countries.  Grover Cleveland.  Executive Mansion, August 7th., 1893;  In. the Senate.  The Senate proceeded to consider the financial questions with the smallest possible  delay,  . A large number of petitions for and against  the repeal of the Sherman act were presented  and referred. Then it was announced that the  introduction of bills was in-order:  ' The first bill of the session was introdued by  Senator Hill of New York. Its title was "To  repeal certain sections of the act of July 14,  1890, (the Sherman law)." It was referred-without reading to the finance committee.  The next two bills were introduced by Senator  Stewart of Nevada. Their titles were: "To  restore the right of coinage,"and "To supply  the deficiency in the currency." This latter  bill was read in full.  It directs the secretary of the treasury to  issue/silver certificates, equal in amount to silver  bullion in the treasury purchased under the act  of July 14, 1890, in excess of the amount necessary at its coinage value to redeem treasury  notes issued under that act, and to use the same  to provide for any deficiency in the revenues of  the government, the surplus of such certificates  to be used in the purchase of 4 per cent bonds at  their market price,   not exceeding  12 per cent  premium.    Senator Stewart said that he desired  to  call   the  attention of the finance committee  to the latter bill.    Its purpose  was to  give immediate relief.   His bill provided for the issuing  of $100,000,000 of treasury  notes  to pay for the  bonds to be deposited  by the  banks as security  for  the   notes.    The notes could be afterwards  retired   with   bonds:    This  would give  an; increase   of   about   $150,000^000   in currency and  would give immediate relief. The senate should  not  delay action   when  the  country  was iu a  state of panic.    It would be unpatriotic for any  man to get up a discussion   now, but   the silver  men did ,not believe  that  they  could  allow the  Sherman   act   to   be    repealed,    because   they  believed that would be the  end  of  silver coinage forever.    They could not agree to that, but  they  did   not   wish   to be put in the position of  contending against what was absolutely   necessary at the present time.    He  was  in  favor of  any   temporary  measure that would give relief  and in the meantime the discussion of the whole  financial questiou could go on.  . At the close of Senator Stewart's remarks his  bills were referred to the committee on finance.  On the8th., Senator Vest introduced a bill   to  fix the number of grains of gold  and silver  in  gold and silver coins of the  United States,   the  silver dollar to contain 404  4-10 grains  of pure  silver or 516 grains  of standard  silver.     Vest  also offered a joint resolution setting forth  that  the American people from tradition and interest  favor bimetallism; that it is the established policy of the United States to maintain the  parity  between gold and silver and that it is the duty  oi congress to enact, such laws as will effectually  maintain these objects. t,  The measure introduced by Senator Hill  leaves no doubt as to his position on the financial   issue.   'While   repealing   the    purchasing  clauses'of the   Shermon   act,   it   unqualifiedly  pledges the country to bimetallism.  Western people are pleased that  Hill  should  have so unqualifiedly pledged himself to  bimet-^  allism as to indicate a willingness to favor subsequent legislation looking to the restoration of  silver as a money metal.  Senator Teller said the discussion would not  be closed on the 22nd of August. A question of  so much importance could not be disposed of  properly in 30 days, or in 60 days.  The Situation.  All indications point to a drawn battle on the  floor of the house without reference of the question to the committee on coinage, weights and  measures. Bland readily acquiesces in the programme to fight the battle out on the floor of  the house in committee of the whole, and in this  arrangement the anti-silver men, of course,  readily agree. The two bills, on which are to  turn all discussion of the financial question were  today fully prepared and ready for presentation.  The one drawn by the anti- silver men is brief  and to the point. It tersely provides for the un-  conditionalrepeal of so much of the act of July  14th., 1890, as directs the monthly purchase of  4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion, and issuing of  treasury notes thereon.  The measure drawn by the free coinage people is longer, and is uniqne in being drawn in a  manner which will develop the greatest possible  strength of the free coinage element of the  house. The first portion of the bill provides  that all holders of $100 or more of silver bullion  of standard weight shall be entitled to have the  (Continued on page nine.)  We carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  We are also  agents   for  EVANS ''PIANOS AND DOHERTY ORGANS.  JAMESJVIAGDOFMALO & GO-  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Building, .Josephine Street.  NELSON  Livery & Feed  WILSON & WILLIAMS������  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  WATSON,   B.C.  " The TOWN OF WATSON is situated between  Bear and Fi������h Lakes, on the Kaslo-Slocan  wagon road, 20 miles from Kaslo and 10'miles  from New Denver, is the most central point in  Slocan district.  The WATSON HOTEL is one" of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. The dining  room and kitchen are'incharge of female help  of experience. The bar is stocked with the best  brands of Liquors and Cigars. -  PROPRIETORS.  TECUMSEH    HO^SE  Josephine Street.  lestererj  Fropsv  BROKERS' NOTICE,  From and after July 1st. the  undersigned will be prepared  to attend to all consignments of  Goods and Chattels held at the  Outport of Nelson, B. C, for  payment of Customs' Duties.  C. HAMBERy  Nelson, B.'C.  A  ������'.���������/'.  I  hi  w  ���������$  BillillfflifjMB^ 1  THE MDTEB: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, AUGUST 12, 1893  r>.  ������*��������� .-  ���������^> Vmt^^     p  A  new Railway  under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building a,nd Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in    NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to . ��������� >  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C  SILVEE IN TEANSIT  A Niee Cosusilicaf ion. Arises  Over the Closing of Hits  Indian Minis to the Coinage of Silver.  An interesting problem has appeared for solution in connection with the silver question in  India. Heavy losses have entailed to banks  which had silver in transit nt the time of the  closing of the mints.  A  memorial  has  been   presented to the Earl  Kimberly, Secretary for India, on behalf of the  eastern  "banks.    The   memorial   points  to  the  serious   loss   which Will   be entailed unless the  Government   changes its decision to exclude the  silver which on June 26 was in transit to India,  and. which amounts in the aggregate to ������1,500-  000.    The silver, it is pointed out, was  not  purchased by any of the hanks by way  of  speculation, bat  solely   to fciill obligations.    It is held  that if the banks are not allowed   to   hav������   the  silver converted into rupees on the terms existing previous to June 26, the actual  loss to them  will not be less than ������120,000.    The banks based  their trust on the precedents laid  down   by the  Government of India in the protection of goods  in transit in cases  where   import   duties   have  been levied or increased, and   the  principle laid  down In the Indian Contract  Act by which the  incidence, if any, falls on the buyer or recipient  of  goods, the latter  in   the case of silver being  the Government itself.     It is a necessity of the  situation   that   there   must   always  be a large  amount of silver in transit, or  the commerce of  India would be disorganized.  Should Steady the Matter up.  On returning to Montreal recently from his  annual tour of inspection, President Van Home  of the C. P. R., said he deplored more than ever  the general ignorance of easterners or their persistant indifference to the Pacific province and  all the distant west. Thousands of U. S. investors, miners, and prospectors were going  into British Columbia, principally into the  Kootenay region. Many of them had told him  that neither Nevada or Colorado, nor any other  portion of the earth of which they knew, would  compare in mineral wealth with the district of  Kootenay.  - Substitute for Mine Timbers.  A marked success is reported to have attended the substitution of steel or iron for mine  timbering in England. According to the report  of the president of one of the most important  coal companies, the adoption of iron props and  steel girders was initiated some time ago on a  main road ten feet wide, 300 yards being secured 'with such props and girders, and covered  with three-eighths-inch boiler plate, the girders  being set three feet apart. These have been in  use six years, and as yet not a single girder has  been taken out or repaired.  The girders used for the main road are ten feet  long, five feet four inches by seven-eighth inch  and the section of the props five inches by three  inches by three. The cost of one girder of ten  feet, and two steel props of six feet, and thirty  square feet of the boiler-plate, is estimated at  $8 per lineal or running yard, as against $2.50  or $3 per lineal yard for securing the same with  timber. The life of the steel and iron is conceded to be six times as long as that of the timber.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000    .    $2,920,000  (With power to increase.)  BKESKKVE FBJNS>,  ������200,000     .    .        1,205,333  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  BRAITCHES:  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanai-  1110 and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco,  Portland, Tacoma, and  Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Merchants' Bank of Canada and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Molson's Bank and branches  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of Commerce,  New YorK:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  AVINGS  DEPARTMENT-  Deposits received at $1 and upwards,  and interest  allowed (present rate) at 3������ per cent, per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  CAPITAL'(all .paid up), $12,000,000  REST,    " ".       .        .        '.6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH-....  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,...  E. S. CLOUSTON,..������������������.'';.:.'...'..    ...    President  .... Vice-President  . General Manager:  Nelson Branch:   rJ. W. Gor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranf ers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3������ per cent.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY~GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Commissioner of Lands and Works for West Kootenay District  for a lease of 2,000 inches of water, to be taken from the  Three Forks of Carpenter Creek, at a point about five  miles from the mouth of Carpenter Creek, the water to be  used for milling, mining, water works, domestic and  other purposes. CHARLES HUGONIN.  Nelsop, June 19, 1893. 155-8  INDISPENSABLE  TO  Messrs.   Kirk &   Ritcii i e  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyors,  Nelson,  B.C:,  Have published   in pocket.  form an   .  Many claims were taken up  past year by parties unable  to make the improvements  required by law.  These will  lapse one year after date of  record:    Doubtless many of  these claims will be found to ���������  be very valuable, and there will be a rush to restake them  when they lapse.  The publication gives the date of record, name of locator  and a description of each claim.  The cost of getting the above information respecting  one single claim from the Slocan Recorder's office would  be greater than the price of this book.  The Price has been lowered" to $2.00. -  Apply to Messrs. GILKER & WELLS, Nelson, -"���������<'-  Or to Messrs. RICHARDSON & BEALEY, Kaslo:  O     "W.    BTJSK,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL -:- LAND  -:~ SURVEYOR  Telephone Connection.  R. 0. Campbell- Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  SVI ETA L LU R GI ST,   ASS AYE R,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  ' Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. * Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given; Ores bought and sold. Box  731,Vancouver, B. C.  W. M. MACKINNON, 0. K  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation,  Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural Iron Work, Etc,  Office corner Homer and Cordova sts., 133-tf  VANCOUVER, B. C.  J.   A.  KIRK  J.  F.  RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  photo-topographioal surveys.  Office  oyer   Bank   of  British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B. C  ^&jl,T-,^j<t   :n:E_A.:rsr  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  S.IME   FOR   SAJLE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at anv pointon  the lakein any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  -.-II  .SI  Hi  'hi  'if!  'it  I  H:  F '������  n.uki!ijuiuu*uimiijji  SmSMJBXBKmBB THE MINER: NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1893  p-i-  '-fs-v  f  <>���������-.  0  tf!  t  ft  V    1   f  Mfc  I  I  "i  I  I:.'1."-  R ���������.;���������  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months ������2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month.. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will ke inserted for  15 cents a line tor the first ii^e^'^n <nd 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Tw������:ve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All ad * ertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered, transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines,  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Address The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NESLON,    B.C.  WHERE IS THE MAN.  The present season has clearly demonstrated  to the people of this section several mistakes  which they have made in times gone by. One  of the most important of these is the selection  of a representative.  Several well-known citizens of West Kootenay district have already placed themselves on  record as possible candidates for the office of  representative, and long before the election,  the electors will be called upon to pass upon  the qualifications of at least a half-dozen candidates.  R. Green, the Kaslo merchant, G. O. Buchanan, the saw-mill owner, of the same town, and  C. E. Perry, of this city, are among those who  have intimated a desire or intention to run, and  __there is plenty of time for a number more to  come out.  There being no shortage of candidates it may  be well to consider some of the qualifications  which should be possessed by the people's choice.  We have here one of the richest sections in  British Columbia. In raw material of all kinds  and more especially in minerals we should in  time become the busiest and most prosperous  portion of the province.  This will come to pass in time beyond a doubt  but the intervening time may be materially  shortened by proper measures on the part of  those whose interests are here, and to whom  the progress of the country means everything.  The circumstances which govern any new  country are usually far different from those  found in older sections. Doubly true is this  when the new section depends upon the various  mineral industries for life.  .Mining has always had to fight for its rights  with the agricultural element, largely owing to  a lack of mutual understanding. This lack of  harmony has resulted in the majority, usually  agricultural, passing any and all kinds of.laws  for the mining sections, with but little regard  whether they fit or not.  We have had a bitter taste of this class of  medicine in days gone by, and are not anxious  for another. Only by adequate representation  can this be avoided.  While there is yet time let the people of this  district turn this matter over thoughtfully.  Are they going to vote for a representative or  a   hired   man   at   $4 per day to hold down the  hair.  Though the fact does not seem to occur to the  average voter, brains are quite useful to a member of the legislature. Especially so when there  is some hope that these brains will be used for  the good of the section he represents.  Don't forget the brains.  The people on the coast known little and care  less about the needs of this section, and when  the time comes will legislate for us, will give us  the old hap-hazzard hit-or-miss laws unless we  have  some  one  to come out with no uncertain  sound. We don't care so much where the capital is located but we do want adequate mining  laws, and our portion of the public money to go  where it is most needed.  Let him be for West Kootenay.  Then too it must be remembered that when a  man is busy with the thousand petty intrigues  foreign to his section and having in view only  personal advantage, his spare time.which'he  may be expected to devote to his section's needs  grows beautifully less.^ ^  Let him grind his axe at home.  v There is no more important matter to be con-  sidered during the coming winter. Upon the  choice of the right man for the place depends  much of the future. Progress will be affected  just as the selection is good or bad.  Do not forget that a man may make a splendid representative although you may not like  him personally very well. Too much depends  upon this matter to allow personal feelings to  play the leading part.  Take time. Consider carefully. Be sure you  get the right man. Vote for him, and stand by  him.  MINING   MACHINERY.  Just where the limits of protection should be  drawn is the problem which the Conservatives  must determine at the next session of the Commons. The latest objection raised against this  system of national inequalities comes from the  mining society of Nova Scotia which has passed  the following resolution :  ''That the various members of parliament for  Nova Scotia be requested to exert their influence to have the language of the Act relating  to the free importation of mining machinery  changed to read as follows: " That all tools,  machinery and appliances for mining, quarrying, smelting, refining and concentrating and  other processes, for the mining, extraction, and  treatment of ores and minerals, of a class or  kind or pattern not manufactured in Canada,  be admitted free of duty, and that a copy of  this Resolution be forwarded to the Honorable  the Minister of Customs at Ottawa, and to the  General Mining Association of the Province of  Quebec."  If the Miner's recollections be right there is  such a clause in the act relating to the  tariff at  present which provides that any   one desiring  to import mining machinery from any  foreign  country which is not  manufactured in Canada  may do so free of duty when such goods are accompanied by an affidavit setting out that such  goods are not manufactured  in the  Dominion.  Except in a fewr instances the user has failed  to   find  anv relief.    The   reasons  for  this  are  numerous.    The shippers frequently  imported  motive power machinery along with their mining machinery, and as there is no exemption on  motive  power, the affidavits  were not  acceptable to the customs, and the duty on the  shipments were collected under protests which were  destined   to   be   pigeonholed   in   departmental  offices  and never called  to life.    A second and  more fatal barrier to the importers has been the  practice of eastern mining machinery manufacturers to mislead the government with the  belief that they wrere engaged in the manufacture  of the desired machinery, but as was inevitably  the result when the importers expert was asked  to pass upon them they have been pronounced  either worthless or altogether unsuited for the  specific purposes to which they were to be applied.    The Minister of Finance has declared in  the house that it was the purpose of the government   to  place  the  most   liberal   construction  upon  this clause but from the working of the  clause it is evident that the eastern manufacturers have seen to it that their interests have  not suffered by any such leniency however well  intended by the country's tariff makers.  The class of mining machinery required for  the proper working of mines varies with the  peculiar formation of the country. The country south of the international line has a much  older mining experience than the Dominion.  The m an u f ac t u r e r s of m i n i n g m ach i n e r y the re  have had the advantage of being called upon to  supply an extensive market, which has induced  competition, followed by a competitive excellence and cheapness in their wares.  The bulk of the machinery used in mining in  the Dominion is of foreign manufacture. The  duty is borne in part or wholly by the purchaser. So long as the industry calls for foreign  wares the Dominion manufacturer is not benefited, and the consumer is taxed for what ?  -CANADIAN COINAGE  If the system of protection is a good thing  and protects the manufgoturers, why not apply  the same remedy to the mine owners and protect their products.  There can be no doubt but that silver ..will be  prod need to a consid erabl e ex ten t i n West  Kootenay this coming summer, much more  than enough to supply the Dominion's needs  which at present are nominal. The government  protects the manufacturer of mining machinery  to the detriment of the mine owner and at the  same time has its silver coinage made in Birmingham, England.  Now if the aim of a tariff such as the Dominion labors under, is the protection of the people  would it not be a grand idea to establish a Canadian rnint, and create a market for the product  of West Kootenay's silver mines.  The answer to this call in the^past has been���������  you are not producing silver. This will not  avail now.  Here is a country richer in mineral resources  than any on the American continent. Editor  McLean's nickle resolution would seem to imply  that he wishes to encourage mining, so if the  Toronto newspaper man and politician is still  as zealous as he. was a few months ago to encourage the mining of the Dominion he can  find a better text in Kootenay than he found in  Sudbury.  THE ARBITRATION FAVORABLE.  The Behring sea arbitration  appears   to be in  a fair way to reach  a   final settlement   within  the next few days. Judging from the tenor of  the despatches on the subject, it would appear  that Great Britain and Canada will have no  complaint as every point raised gives promise of  being adjudicated satisfactorily. In every case  the specific claims set forth by Sir Charles Rus-  iell and Sir Rirchard Webster have been allowed to be sound and will be allowed to be sound.  The American arbitrators only held out in  one point and that is at  present,  causing delay.  The formation of rules to govern the seal  fisheries is just now before the tribunal.  The present season has been a very lucky one  for the Canadian sealers and with a satisfactory  adjustment of the Behring sea troubles, there  should be a revival of this important and lucrative industry.  The Poorman mine is now running night and  day in order that advantage may be taken of  the water supply while it lasts. It is expected  that the water will curtail their efforts about  the middle of September.  if  ty   .'��������� t  '  ?  THE MINEE: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, AUGUST 12, 1893  'TAINT LIKE CARIBOO.  Respectfully dedicated to the Victoria Colonist.  He was an ancient prospector,  ;. * Relic of days of yore,  The kind that's found abundantly  In lands of precious ore.  i  They showed him chunks of richest quartz  The bright gold running through,  " Oh, yes, that's middling decent rock,  But 'taint like Cariboo."  Let one but make a startling strike  The millions shining through,  "Oh, yes, it may be purty rich  But 'taint like Cariboo."  And still the burden of his song  From morn till evening dew,  " Oh, yes, this country's very fair-  But 'taint like Cariboo."  He died, this ancient man one day  Sped upward to the gate.  St. Peter saw him coining and  Was.pondering on his fate.  The ancient man was passing through  When lo beneath his feet,  He spied the blocks of solid gold  The.paving of the street.  He paused���������" Its rich I must allow,  But 'taint like Cari���������" well  St. Peter dropped him o'er the edge  Just where, we need not tell.  NESBIT  ON  LAEDO  Mis Health was Poor, and lie was Compelled to quit.  Tries BSeiwg a "Potc*"  ' James B* Nesbit, editor of the late Lardo Re-  . porter, wtiich went up in a blaze of crimson  glory and undying fame a short time ago, was  in Nelson during the week. Desiring to gather  some information with regard to the future of  the section which he has so long and ably represented, the genial Nesbit was  approached by  a Miner reporter and forced to take a mild  taste of his own medicine in the shape of an interview.  "You will please," said he hurriedly, "be as  quids as you can for my time of late is very valuable.  "Lardo? Oh yes, I was in Lardo a week ago.  A beautiful section of the country up that way.  The scenic effects are grand and awe inspiring  beyond the power'of .words to express, but they  lack nutrition," the ex-Reporter sighed and felt  of his belt, "yes, they lack nutrition.  "The only reason I had for leaving that section, and throwing  up  my journalistic labors,  was the fact that my physician warned me that  \ the strain of keeping up with the  rush  of local  ' V events was telling on me to such an extent that  I must retire.  "He whispered 'heart failure'*, and as  I had  ���������c . really felt a sinking sensation in that region  of  late, I took his advice, and my departure.  "My faith in that portion of the country is all  right, but faith without works is dead, and I  am not working just now.  "I have heard that the pen is mightier than  the sword, but at present it looks as if a cross-cut  saw is likely to prove an easy winner.  "As to my future?    Weill  am   now open  to  engagement in almost any capacity, but I intend  to try for the position  as    Pote  Lariat'  on  the  Miner.    How would this strike the old man do  you think? *  1'   The waves, unsympathetic, beat the strand;  Rude stumps and logs bestrew the dreary land;  "While wild birds, wheeling in aerial flights,  Pass with shrill shrieks o'er those deserted sites"  The Miner man gravely assured him that his  effort was hardly up to the Miner standard, but  that he should try some less cultured locality,  whereupon he departed for Kaslo.  The final payment is reported as paid on the  Center Star mine in the Trail Creek District.  Joe Bourjois the seller of ��������� the property has  cleaned up $80,000 prospecting in the Kootenay  . The bond on the Josie claim has changed  hands according to the Northport News. An  advance of $400 -transferred the bond from  Patsy Clark to Loring Brothers.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers, * and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE    MANUFACTUKEKS    OF   TUB  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0;. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings^ Brass Goods, Sheet and .other.  Packing Rubber Yalves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc. .,...,  H0ISTIF1 ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS  FOR MINES.:  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster, Ave., VANOOUVEK, B. 0.  DB   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. SVIAGFARLANE,  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. '    Manager  Split Cane, Greenhcart and  Steel rods. Devon Minnows  Oiled Silk and other Lines  Casts and Traces,'Bait Hook,  (plain and on gut), Fly Books  Spoon Baits, Single Action  and Multiplying Reels, Willow Baskets, Flies and Pearl Spoons, expressly made for  the Kootenay Rivers.  Mail orders receive prompt and careful attention.  "Wholesale and Retail.  CilTNlilAKElt,  v^lIvtoouver, :b_ o.  Ten CteiiitS' per copy.  '\l2iitial Post"   Notices, drawn, up siswler  ������������������'.'������������������ f.lae   provisions   ofVtfce.   new   Milling  Act, an<i giving lucid directions Biow  to 'Stake a Claim under tills Act may  -���������lie procured 'from  Turner Bros.  Gilker& Wells,  Nelson News Depot.  In lots of 50 and 100 at The Miner Office.  ; 'IHhe subscriber has in stock  or en route from the Coast :  1 Carload Glass* Faints aiid Oils.  2 Ca?'load Sash and Doors,  2  Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring^ inch,  I  Carload D?y Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch,  1  Carload Factory  Ceda?', ;  An   Immense   Stock of 'Common Lumber,  Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Ftc, as usual.  G. O.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  LO  ISTELSOIT,      IB. O-  Office ;   Victoria Street.  <?EE OUR NEW  Violins,  Piccolos,  Toys at 20% Discount to Prepare  for Fall Stock. . -  TURNER  BROS.  You Drink Beer, of Course ?���������  Then Drink* the Best,,  Be sur^ you get it. The best qnalty  and lowest prices in Liquors, Cigars,  and Provisions at  HUDSON'S BM C0MPY  baker street,  nelson.  AGENTS iKOli  Hiram Walker, & Son's,    ' wi       Fort Garry Flour !\Iills,  Limited, ana Manitoba.  FRESH   BREAD, . PIES,  ALWAYS ON  HAMD  Baker St., East of Josephine st,   \  _A_x_j:r_.-A_:������sr   LiELAJsr  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  -Kootenay Lake Country.  MM 13   FOEft   .SALE':  At Nelson  and  Pilot Bay or delivered at any pointon  the lakein any quantity.    Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  ���������A,  m  '8  i.t\  Oft*  li^MMMIM^^ il^Ir   V fJ-"'-'*^' '^ /'Ay  f  6  &  w  M?  v   3  S ';  '   '-���������Si  I!  $  ���������A  "S  ��������� ^  ���������-t  ������< fi  '-.- i  A' t  I  ."l  T������E  MIHEE:    NELSON.  B.   0,  SATUflDAY,  AUGUST12 1893.  THEY MEAN . BUSINESS NOW  THE HALL MINES COMPANY WILL GET THE  PEOPEETY EEADY AT ONCE.  B  RAILWAY  The tomyanj-'s Engineer will be out Here in a few  wrests ������<> "Afjeud to the fi*relBBriBii;iry Work of  ������<:<'flnia& the Silver King Kendy for Working.���������  Th������r������ is Picnfy of -lloncy Av.-iiSahle.  (Notary Public.)  Messrs.   ILill   and   Macdonald, who   have so  jealously   guarded   the   secret concerning   the  future of the. Silver King for  so  long,   reached  their old home in Colville   on   Tuesday  having  come  in   by the  way of Revelstoke, and down  the Columbia river.  They arrived in town last evening.  Wiuslow Hall has'not   added   much polish to  manners during his stay in  Great Britain.    He  went there with a wealth which had been thrust  upon   him   by fortune, but he  did   not see the  elephant.    He  betook   himself to  Scotland and  remained there, only going to London when his  presence   was absolutely necessary for the putting  through   of  the  deal.     He comes back to  this country the same quiet old man.    His good  luck has not loosened his  tongue to any noticeable  extent.    He  still requires to be drawn out  by the conversationalist. c  John  Macdonald is somewhat more talkative  , than he was formerly.    In   conversation with a  a number of gentlemen he   volunteered   the information that the original  owners of the mine  were  quite satisfied with the manner in which  the deal had been put through.    The  cash consideration   was  not as  great as was at first expected, but  the owners have great faith in the  future of silver, and are confident that in a few  after weeks  the mine  has  been aopented, their  stockwill be marketable at double its face value.  He expressed his opinion of the directorate in  the most   complimentary   terms.    One  of the  directors will  be  here-shortly, accompanied by  an engineer who will   make   a careful study of  the ground for the  preparation   of plans.    The  company has plenty of money and will proceed  to get things in shape for working' without anv  unnecessary delay.    The  company will proceed  first with a concentrator, but where the same  will be situated, and what means of transit will  be  employed   to bring the'ore to it are matters  which require the consideration of the engineer  who is now enroute to this city.  WILL KEEP IT OPEN  Aii Arrangement will be made to Preserve all Winter  Communication.  There is no chance of Nelson being frozen in  this winter provided the owners of the various  steamers plying on the lake come to any mutual  agreement with respectto keeping the channel  open in the event of heavy frosts.  Such is the opinion of J. A. Mara of the C. &  K. steam navigation company. The C. & K. is  prepared to bear its proportion of the cost, but  of course we do not think it right for the C. & K.  to bear the entire burden when other steamers  would share the advantage of having the channel kept open.  I believe an arrangement will be affected before the winter sets in by which commerce on  Kootenay lake will not be interfered with.  THE GRADY GROUP BONDED.  The Grady Group of mines, located a year  ago by Messrs. Grady, Briggs, and Laatz  between New Denver and Silverton, has been  bonded for $100,000 to the McNaughts of Seattle.  It is said that $10,000 was cash, and that $35,000  is payable on the first of January, and the remainder in one year. The principal claim in  the group is the Alpha, on which considerable  work has been done. ���������  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route  Prom NELSON, KASLQ and all Kootenay Points  , To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.       n  TRAIXS   TO ' ASI>   FROM  XJ2LSON   I>AILY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Evening,  ww?tea?cr for Revelstoke, where connection is made  \v ltn Canadian Pacific Eastbound and Westbound through  Through Tickets Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  qi?!1^'"61^ Uns"rPassed,  combining Palatial Dining and  Car?. nS fcnLiUX^7^S Day OoacBes, Tourist Sleeping  Oarb and Free Colonist Sleeping Cars.  agent!r information asto rates> time, etc!, apply to nearest  J. HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson,  Or to ������JEO. Mel. BROWN,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  Mining and fteal Estate  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,   representing   The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps. etc7  No.   1,  JOSEPHINE STREET,   NELSON, B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  M  ofumbia & Kootenay Steam Nav.Co, Ltd,  TS8VIE   CARD    NO.   8.  INTO  EFFECT SUNDAY,   AUGUST 13,   1893.  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWAEDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property m Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  w. A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE  Str. COLUMBIA connecting with Canadian Pacific  Rail way at Revelstoke for all Eastern and Coast points  Leaves Robson-Tuesdays, and Fridays at 7 p.m.  Leaves Revelstoke-Mondays and Thursdays, at 5 a.m.  Passengers from Nelson should take the C. & K.  train  leaving at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  JSSORTHPORT  ROUTE      ~  Steamer COLUMBIA, running in connection with  the C. & K. Railway and the S. F. & N. Railway between Nelson and Spokane, making close connection  at Spokane with Northern Pacific, Great Northern and  Union Pacific for all points east and west.  Leaves Robson���������Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 a.m.  -Leaves Northport���������Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.  Passengers for Spokane should take C. & K. trains  leaving Nelson at 3 p. m., on Mondays and Thursdays.  Tourists from Spokane for Glacier, Banff and other  u.j^ k resorts make close connection at Robson with  boats for Revelstoke.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2������.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C,  I  I  KASLO ROUTE  Steamer NELSON  Sunday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Monday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Tuesday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Wednesday���������Nelson to Kaslo, thence to Lardo and  return to Kaslo.  Thursday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Friday������������������Kaslo to Nelson.  Saturday���������Nelson to Kaslo and return.  Steamer  leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Wednesdays and  Saturdays at 8 a.m., and on Sundays, Mondays and  Thursdays at 3 p. m.  Steamer leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Mondays, Tuesdays  Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a .m., and on Saturdays  at 3 p.m.. connecting with all trains on tne C. & K.  railway to Robson.   The Company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the  Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  J. W. Troup, Manager.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  Subscribe   for  VICTORIA, B.C.  :isr:E!:r_,so:isr,    :b. o_  Office ;   Victoria Street.  Subscription, $10 per annum,  In  advance.  The Ul/eekly Tli|ies^  Subscription, $2 per annum,  In advance.  Independent in Politics,  Fullest Telegraphic Reports,  Correspondents in every District.  Address���������  THE TIMES  PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.  VICTORIA, B.C.  WM. TEMPLEMAN, MANAGER,  m  sir w  ^^_    ��������� 1 '  yj l Mi       I T" II "'     I I I IT" ������������������������������������'���������" ������������������'��������� "II"  mi.,,.,       ,   *-         ,.1.11     li.     j.    1        .p.-r-r"-"-wJ"; '���������'-������������������   !Lv.--\i-. ���������������������������������������������������������������-���������������������������  .i  c.u tr^-rfjC >.J1.-..^ ."r..iTl...- If ������w< t ��������� ���������  ���������������������������iVMAa.'j.   j- jr--.iva.'l,WpVT-V'i"v.-.-i .tv;m.. ii-   m    y..,^-���������.���������-���������  -  ���������  ^i^^hsr-Jrti! If  ������  THE MUSTEK: NELSOtf, B. 0., SATUEDAY, AUGUST 12, 1893  7  j^jita^fa rffa d>  <S������i <fa jBi ' <fc -A, dfth A <fa /<K a A A a j&. jtj ^  T^r ��������� ?gr"^y~  .^fo^fli. afo.dh.afiidifaiferfhd&rifatfiikrtfih  /<h /#>, rih /rth  <flt, iflk A,  *V^y'Ty *^~~^gy~^iy ^y sjy <^y tgr ^y yyty"^  n ���������  dy Mine, and but 350 feet from the Silver King.  Terms:  Ybted Oasfo9 Third in Three  Months,, and  the balance in Six  For Further Particulars Apply to any Nelson Real Estate Men, or to  eneral  Grand View   Hotel9  F'redericton  IN CASE.   '  The recent small pox scare in Montana moved  the MissonHan's poet in this wise :  In days gone by, those good old days,  "When young men went a���������'mashing,'  Before ' Our Emma ' had the set  In ' scabs' the ruling fashion,  'Twas no uncommon thing to hear���������  The lamp turned down, and late���������  "Please darling, do behave yourself,  ' You hurt my ' vaccinate.'"  But now such sounds are never heard,  No beauty sounds th' alarm,  For when the vaccination takes,  It isn't on the arm.���������Missoulian.  All very well for country girls,  Who never travel far.  The quiet girls who stay at home  Neath eyes of '��������� par," and " mar."  But travelling girls would surely cause  An interesting scene,  When asked to prove that it did take,  In case of quarantine.  That Floating B������nl(.  A flloating bank will shortly try its hick on  the Kootenay Lake, British Columbia. No  town on the lake is big enough to support a  bank to itself, so the promoter of the enterprise  has chartertered a steamer to go around and  transact business by turn in the various towns.  The above has been going the rounds so long  that there is a growing suspicion that the original must/have been intended as a refetence to  the ark. It appeared last in the Glasgow Herald. History repeats itself as years go by, and  it may be that in the U. S. land of schemes, this  will be found to be the only means of keeping  some of the ' national,' banks afloat. In Nelson  the banks float without taking to the water.  Favoring Home Products.  The Vancouver Bar Association, at a large  meeting passed a resolution by a large majority  in favor of appointing an eastern barrister a  supreme court judge, should one be appointed  for Vancouver.  So says a late despatch. There appears to be  a growing belief that as Canada has done so  wall in various -competitions in natural products  as compared with the world, it is possible that  she might produce an acceptable judge, without  using an imported article.  J.  A.  KIRK  J.  F. RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  photo-topographical surveys.  Office   over   Bank   of  British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B. C  W    P. ROBINSON,  GENERAL    AUCTIONEER,  c. (5^^- NELSON,   B.C.  Wanted���������Consignments of Household Goods,  Surplus Stock, Etc., for Auction.  Prompt returns. ... ...  All business transactions strictly confidential.  NOTICE.  "T^T OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  _i3l from date hereof I intend to apply for a Crown  grant to the " Etna " mineral claim situated on Toad  Mount.in, West Kootenay District.  This application will be made undor clause 35, " Mineral  Act, 1891."  Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at the office  of the Government agent, Nelson.  CHARLES VAN NESS.  Nelson, B.C., July 10th, 1893. 158-8  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A. S. FAR  JL^I WELL, as agent for the Josephine Mining Com  pany, has filed the necessary papers au'd made application  for a Crown grant in favor of the "Josephine mineral  claim. The "' Josephine " is a northerly extension of the  " Highland," Lot 258, Group 1, and is situate about 21 miles  north-west from Ainsworth. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within 60 days from the date of this  publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 20th, 1893. Gold Commissioner.  NOTICE.  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  N  City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company  (Limited Liability)  Intend to apply at the expiration of three months from  the first publication of this notice for an order-in-Council  changing the name of the said Company to " The  Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited  Liability."  Dated this 11th day of April, A.D. 1893.  BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited Liability. 146-13      ��������� * f  TT~IS    HONOR _>he   Lieutenant-Gevernor   has   been  -*���������-*-       pleased to make the following appointments :���������  Terrence'H. Giffin, of the Town of, Nelson, Esquire,  to be a District'Registrar under the " Supreme Court  Act."  William John Goi| , of the town of Nelson, Esquire to be a Mining Hecor.der of the Nelson Mining Division, T. H. Giffin, Esquire, resigned.  Oliver George Dennis, of the Town of Kaslo, Esquire, to be an Assessor and Collector for the purposes of  the "Assessment Act," within and for the Nelson Division  of the West.Kootenay District, vice T. H. Giffin, resigned.  ProA'incial Secretary's office.  RESIDENT   PHYSICIAN  CARIBOO DISTRICT.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION. OF RESI-j  DENT Physician for the lower part of the Cariboo  District will be received at the Provincial Secretary's  Office, until Saturday, the loth day of July, next.  Government stipend at the rate of $600 per annum.  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th June, 1893, 157-2  NOTICE  OF  MEETING.  A meeting of the shareholders of the Consumers' Waterworks Company, Limited, will be held in the oflice of Mr.  E. Applcwhaitc, Victoria street, Aug. 14, at 3 o'clock.  BUSINESS.  The election of Directors, and the transaction of General  business.  A. E. Hodgins, Secretary.  LIQUOR   LICENSE  APPLICATION.  TVT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  1>l    from date I intend applying to   the  Gold   Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in ray hotel, situate at  New Denver, B.C.  Nelson, B.C.,  July 3, 1893, HENRY SHERAN. ^  '    35.  - I  a i  'St I  M'  H  w  m*  *x  9  ���������fe  ��������� r. n>  izr-.T*r  TT  -��������� A,  , ������ '.fi:  :���������!������  ��������� t^m ��������� ���������!!  !!������������������>��������������������������� ,winiMii������pr IPI I WWW������l|l  n \-o7  v. i  , 'i  I '[  .1,1  v'l  '.r  -*������  el'/  ti:  ���������Ik  iP  1   i  \  *>l  'II'  . 1 ���������  i 2  8  THE MINEE:    NELSON.  B.   0,  SATURDAY,  AUGUST 12 1893.  LOCATED   ON   THE    COLUMBIA   RIVER   AT  NORTH   OF   THE    PEND   D'OREILLE  AVER   CREEK,.-.ABOUT    TWO   MILES  THE   PROPERTY   OF   THE  IS   THE   TOWSSSSITE   OF  A Typical Site for a large City, being level bench land, perfectly adapted for Building Purposes,  and is the SELECTED junction of the River and Eailway Transportation.  is the only natural location for a Centre of Supply for the great Placer and  Hydraulic Mines of the Pend d'Oreille Salmon Rivers, and the Gold and  Silver Mines of Trail Greek.  is the Construction Headquarters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  and will always be a splendid location for supply warehouses.  PRICES : $150 for Corners ; $100 for Inside Lots  TERMS : One-third Cash, one-third in 2 months,  one-third in 4 months, with interest at  8 per cent, on deferred payments.  TITLE   GROWN   GRANT  PURCHASERS  CAN   APPLY  At NELSON, to HAROLD SELOTTS  At SAYWAKD, to W. M. NEWTON  At NANAIMO,' to MARGTJS WOLFE  At KASLO, to J. L. RETALLAOK  At VICTORIA, Eoom Ho; 7, Board of-Trade building  Manager..  JOSHUA   DA VIES,  THE CQMPBOMISE  By-'wliicli   the  Steamer  Nelson  was  Taken  off flic  'Boiiiicr's-Ferry ;Route.  The Nelson lies tied up "at the end of the city  wharf. This is the result of an arrangement  entered into between the C. & K. company and  the steamer State of Idaho.  For several  weeks past the steamers on the  Bonner's Ferry route have been  running at  a  heavy loss, and it  became apparent that  something must be done to  make the  service  more  economical.  The owners of the steamers came to this conclusion. The Nelson should be tied up, and the  State of Idaho, being the more economical craft  continue on the run, the owners of the rival  lines bearing their proportion of the loss, if any,  and dividing what profits may accrue. Under  this arrangement Capt. McMorris goes on the  Idaho in the interests of the O. & K., in the capacity of purser.  MOVE OF! MOVE ON !  The  Iiatest Pliase of the   Governient's   JLaml Policy  and its local Application.  There are a number of troubled men in town  this week whose annoyance is not caused by  the silver disturbances.  It is learned that an edict has been issued from  the office of the Commissioner of Lands and  Works to the effect that all those who have  erected buildings upon crown lands must remove the same.  If this order is carried out it  will  necessitate  the removal of the  buildings  erected or owned  by  Messrs.   Clement,   Geo. Keefer, Ed. Traves,  Sampson, Crittenden, Brown, Buchanan, and  Rogers. In the past it has been the practice to  allow those who wished to build on a lot to do so  and purchase the lot afterwards if it should so  fall out that the Government auction should  occur during their life.  The policy of the government is not without  blame in this matter. The government is ever  ready to sound the alarm against spculation in  land. They have effectually locked up the land  in Nelson. In the past if a man wished a government lot he was allowed to build upon it and  when the auction came off the improvements  were put up with the lot, the owner being allowed for them. The claim is now set up that the  government gets the worst of the deal, but it is  surely the wrong time to squeal when men have  proceeded in good faith along the precedent  laid down by the government.  If the government needs change its policy it  should fix upon some plan whereby innocent  parties would not be deprived of their building  through proceeding upon the loose system of  the Lands and Works department.  NOTICE   OF   APPLICATION.  Blue Jay Mineral Claim  New Denver Mirfihing District.  Take notice that we. R. E.-Lemon, free miner's certificate No." 49,342, and Scott McDonald, free miner's certificate No. 46,425, intend sixty days from date hereof to apply  to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the.  above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the Mining Recorder, and action commenced before  the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this first day of August, 1893.  Radical changes have made in the C. & K.  company's time table which affect the riming of  all the boats. The new table is printed on page  six  N THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  In probate. ������    ���������  In the goods of John Sandon, deceased.  TO  ALL' WHOM IT  MAY  CONCERN :  Whereas John Sandon, late of the District of West Kootenay, and Province of British Columbia, formerly of the  Province of Quebec, died onor about the 9th day of February, A. D., 1893, in the district of West Kootenay, aforesaid, and by his last will and testament appointed one  Joseph Hetherington of the District of West Kootenay  aforesaid his sole Executor and Legatee.  Take notice that an application will be made on Friday,  the fifteenth day of September, A. D. 1893 on behalf of the  Joseph Hetherington, to the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at Victoria, British Columbia, for probate of  the will of the said John Sandon, deceased.  J. H. Bowes,  Baker Street, Nelson,  British Columbia.,  Solicitor for Joseph iiecherington.  Dated at Nelson B. C, this 1st day of August, A. I)., 1893.,  ?  i  "_���������   ���������!������������������ ���������������������������������  ." "��������� !��������������� V :  ���������.v.  )  \'tf Wj^imiKSISWS^mimi/^mmmmimKaxmsBimi ^  THE  MINEE:    NELSON.  B.  0,  SATUEDAY,   AUGUST 12 1893.  same coined into silver dollars at  the  mints  of  the United States.    Dollars so coined are to   be  legal tender for all debts, dues and demands,  both public and private,and any holder of silver  dollars may, at his discretion, deposit the same  in the Unitd States treasury and receive silver  certificates for the same. The number of grains  of silver to be contained in the standard dollar  is to be determined on the floor of the house.  The closing section of the bill provides briefly  for the repeal of the Sherman purchase clause.  The bill drawn by the free coinage, men is regarded by their opponents as well as by their  friends as the strongest measure that could be  possibly presented by silver men, the question  of ratio being left to the house. The silver men  allege that no excuse will be given faltering free  coinage men for an abandonment of their principles.  If the. opponants of free coinage have the  numerical strength they will of course  successively strike, out every section of the bill relating to  .free coinage and  leave   only   the   last   section  which  provides for immediate  repeal  of   the  Sherman purchasing clause.    Thegreat question  still to be determined is which of the  two bills  is to have priority of consideration.    The silver  men fear that if the repealing bill should be fiist.  taken up the free  coinage  amendments   which  would   naturally   be   proposed   might,     under  strict interpretation   of  parliamentary  law,   be  declared not germane to the subject under consideration, the main question being that   of  repeal.    To guard against such a ruling and to insure successive votes'on   all  propositions  to   be  presented by the silver -men the   latter demand,  that the bill of the free coinage men, which also  contains a clause rrpraliugMl-e purchasing act  shall be given priority of consideration,  A proposition was formulated by the anti-silver committee, which it is believed will be acceptable to the free coinage committee, and the  conference will request the committee on rules  to report an order to the house covering the arrangement. It is that the house preceed to discussion of a bill providing for the repeal of the  purchasing clause of the Sherman law, and that  opportunity b egiven   to  offer an  amendment  providing for the free coinage of silver at a ratio to be agreed upon by the silver men, if it is  possible. If not, then a vote shall be taken  upon the different ratios proposed. If free coinage at any ratio be rejected, an amendment  may be offered similar to the Bland bill of 1878,  Jimiting the purchase of bullion and the amount  of coinage; this failing, a vote will he taken upon the bill as introduced for unconditional repeal.  The situation was greatly simplified by the  action of a conference held at the residence of  Secretary Cai lisle, at which anti-silverites were  present. General discussion of the proposition  submitted by the anti- silver committee was had  and it was agreed to take the affirmative on  ev^ry proposition. The conference lasted nearly two hours, and at its conclusion those in attendance congratulated themselves that the action taken was the best under the circumstances. "  e  JOB   PLANT  FOR SALE  A     NEWSPAPER      AND  Job Plant that originally  cost $1,800, and which is now  on view in Victoria,  "will be  sold for |1250, on easy terms  of  payment.     A   small   expenditure would  enable the  purchaser to fit out a neat  little weekly newspaper office  with job plant.  This is a splendid opportunity for a good printer with  small means.     The plant consists of Colt's Armory press,  10x15 bed,  with throw-off,  patent ink disc, ink fountain,  and steam attachments,  and having cost laid down in  Victoria $410.   One small Gordon press.   One 24-inch Sanborn paper cutter, 100 fonts job type, brevier body type,  six fonts wood type,  four imposing stones, cases, stands,  cabinets, chairs, galleys, etc. .     , .  Will be sold en bloc on easy terms, or any single article  for cash.   For further particulars apply to or address  Alf. W. Wood, The Miner Office, Nelson, B.C.  r������ Jeers  Laijd gltrVre|)������rsf Miijiijg Ei)gii)e.ersf  ���������2ei|er������ai A������jeii|&s for  Tlie Supply Town of tlie  Rich   Lardo-Duncan  District. ���������  The Head  and    yon  DUNCAN  of Navigation   on   Kootenay   Lake,  must    go   there   to   get   into  GOLD    FIELDS.  The   Centre   of One   of   the   Richest   Minin  Regions in North America.  EE FORKS HOTEL  E. 0. 0AEPENTEE, Manager.  All the principal mines in Slocan District can be reached  m from twp to seven miles from th^is hotel, which is  located at Three Forks on Carpenter creek.  The Dining Room is under the immediate superienten  dence of Mr. C. Bowen, formerly of Windsor hotel of  Butte, Montana, and the Rogers' hotel, Missoula  who will see to it that the cuisine of the Three Forks  is not excelled by that of any other hotel in West  Kootenay. ��������� ���������  Special Rates for Weefcly RoaTders.  Private Rooms for Transient Guests.  Double  Dressed,  Single   Dressed,  SHIPLAP,  CEILING,  LATHS,  RUSTIC,  FLOORING,  SHINGLES,  pecimens usee tnese  ALL DIMENSIONS  OF  ROUGH     LUMBER.  Having bought the stock of the  Davies-Sayward Sawmill Co'y. I  am prepared to furnish builders  with Lumber of the above lines.  Can't be picked up on the trails and  wagon roads of West Kootenay,  out he who works for them can get  them, and when you have them  just remember you can save them  when   buying  Clothing by going to  ED. J. SQUIRE,  Merchant Tailor. Baker Street, N elson, B.C.  SPECIAL   RATES   TO  BUILDING   CONTRACTORS  Corner Lake and Ward Sts.,   Nelson, B.C.  THE     UNDERSIGNED     WILL    NOT    BE    RE-      SPONSIBLE for any debts contracted under! the name  of Alwin & Kirkiip, from this date.  June 1st. 1893. WM. KIRKUP.  liSllg^^^  JVI  7^T?nr^-^:?"V,if^j:i:*r&7?TV*V&r������mr  ^IV^.y-niWB^WW^Mff^MJiJSBi���������  ,A---.Vft.

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