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 The Mines  in  Kontcna.v jiri*  Among  Ihe Kichcsl   in  .-tmcrli-a.  THE  N E R  T:������c������rfts   siPis  .-isj::-li������-i!:������ in  (,k-,[������l,  Silver, C>p|i������r,  ::n I  C.i*.:i'I.  WlLOLli   NUMIJEK  187.  Nelson,   British Columbia,  Saturday,   March  17,   1894.  Subscription Price  $2  per Year.  NEW III LBGISLAT  h mm  SURVEYING   OF CLAIMS NOT CONSIDERED AS IMPROVEMENTS-  Tin* J'lt.viiHial l,c<>i*!atiir<' (tiiisiilt-riiig  .4iiM*ii<l:siei]l<i So l!ic. Slini'i'iil Acl. mill  Pinccr Hilling .(<���������!.���������Dral'l ������1* lh������ Ajs:c������<1-  men! 11s al ricscnl 1'rtiniiscil.  akrrs iirc  tlio AIJN-  Whilt* tho provincial law-in  jit work upon the Minora,! Act,  Elt would suggest, i hat tin-: House define  the present Acl, with respect, lo the  point at present <it issue, hot ween ("apt.  Adams, of the Br.ilnmnrte claim in the  Slocan, and thc (.'old Commissioner.  namely, ���������' whether a. tunnel started outside of the limits of a claim, fur a ledge  tliJit is inaccessable where exposed,  should, or* should not he ctuisidered as  work done on the claim."  ^������it;::::;is hospital meeting  ELEOTION OF OPFIOEES AND DIRECTORS FOR A YEAR.  The amendments to the placer mining  act provide that a free miner' may obtain  a grant to il ���������water right in unappropriated water for placet ruining for any  term not exceeding ten years upon terms  decided upon by the Gold Commissioner  hut no charge shall lit.* made for rental.  A miner mtistxloposit with the recorder  a plan of his ground in duplicate and  deposit $20 to pay ihe first- year's rental.  if the. application is granted, to be returned if (he application is refused and  to he forfeited to the government if the  miner does not" preform his pari in  accordance with the application. Lands  for hydraulic mining may lie obtained  for twenty years. Applications shall  not ho for larger areas than follows: Dry  diggings, ten acres: bar diggings, un-  woiked, half a mile in length along high  water mark; in bar diggings which are  un worked or abandoned,, one mile and a  half in length along high water'mark;  in creek diggings in abandoned or un-  w.orked .creeks,, oue-inile..and_a<. hall!., in  length; in bench lands adjoining un-  worked or abandoned rivers, for hydraulic workings, one hunch ed and sixty  acres, but in such hinds the lengih shall  in'no case exceed half a mile. No appli-  cal ion shall be granted for miiiinggroiind  any portion of which is actually occupied by tree miners without I lit; consent of the occupiers; and no application  shall be granted for any mining ground  which is, iu the opinion of I he commissioner, available for agricultural purposes'.  The lease shall be declared forfeited on  Ihe nnn-pcrforniaiico of any covenant in  it. The lessee of mining lands for liy-  draidic  niining shall.be allo.wcd to use  right, and  the line, from N  All the particulars vcq  on No. 1 post: shall he furnished by the.  locator to the niining recorder' at. tlie  time the claim is recorded, and shall  form ii part ol* the record of such claim.  When   a claim  has  been  located the  holder shall immediately mark the line  bet ween posts No. 1 and 2 so that it can  he distinctly seen; in a timbered locality  by blazing trees and cutting underbrush, '  and in a locality where there is neither j  timber nor underbrush he shah set legal |  posts: so that such line can be distinctly j  seen. . i  The locator shall also place a legal  post at ii point, where lie has discovered  rock in place, on which shall be written  "discovery post:" provided 'that when  the claim is surveyed the surveyor shall  be guided entirely by posts 1 and 2 and  the notice of No.'l, the iniiial post and  the records of the claim. The definition  of what constitutes assessment, work or  improvements is thus amended���������For the  purposes of this section, work done on a  claim by a predecessor, or predecessors  in titled shall be deemed to have been  done by the applicant : but in no case  shall the cost of surveying be considered  as improvements or work done on the  claim. _   The  .Inker  Heart!   Now.  The resident joker in Nelson started  the story on Tuesday that the Silver  King and Kootenay Bonanza had been  jumped. Some time ago Mike Keeley  disposed of a fraction on the hill. The  purchasers allowed their claim to lapse  and Keeley went up the hill to re-locate  it. This furnished ilu* frame-work for- a  sensational story anenf. thc jumping of  I he Silver King tuu\ fvnolenay Bonanza.  The. I'rcsitleiit's Keporl will Show thai il  Costs Money In BCmi ;i llos|>il;il.���������There  Hits lit'in hut l''<������rl.v*Two Dollars Iteeci-  v������!������l front ray I'alicnls.  EXPENDITURES.  Expense, Account���������.  1 iK-orporiitioii ':. ������ JS .T>  Turner Iii'os.,blankl)ooks " <l 00  G. X..Taylor, plans ' IM) 00  . Telegram  1 7;'i  Drnyagc  4 00  Houston & Co., stationery... 2d 00    S  217 50  Ihiilcling Account���������  McLaughlin & Ilillycr  contraci ������1755) 00  G. X. Taylor, siipciintenilcnt.. S(> 05  jVI' Burns, labor  77 47  W. Broktiw, labor     1 50  C. & K. S. Co., freight  -I 05  A. W. Monro, carpentering... 48 00  A. Olscn.slictl  25 00  G. A. Biurelow. water pipes ... 182 75  R. E. Lemon, pipes and  plumbing  ���������  6J) 03  .?2,2.>1 35  unappropriated water, and may construct ditches lo carry tlie water to the  mines. IP at tho expiration of flu* lease  a port ion ol" the lands remains si ill It) he  worked ihe lessee shall he entitled to an  extension of the lease and gra.nt lor a  reasonable tiuw. Whenever the mining  hinds held under lease have been forfeited, abandoned, or worked out, or the  occasion for the use of the water shall  have permanently ceased, tin* grant of  water shall terminate.    But  in jiiiv case  ditch up  (!  ���������.iiie  where l hi  tlie convoying of water shall havi  rying capacity of nor  less than iiv  cons! meted for  a ear-  ��������� hundred inches, and have cost not less than  live thousand dollars, llie ditch or Hume  shall remain the properly of the owner.  The gold commissioner may; with llie  sanction tit* the Lieutenant-Governor'in  Council, grant a. lease for any term not  exceeding t went y years of the bed til'any  .river below low water mark for dredging purposes for a distance not exceeding  ten miles, upon such terms as he shal'  think lit. provided always that every  siich lease shall reserve the right to  every free miner to run his tailings into  such river- upon any point thereon, also  to mine two feet below low water mark  by putting.-in wing dams, whether the  free "miner shall locate before ot after  the date of the lease.     ., v  MINERAL ACT AMENDMENTS.  Simplify   the   Work   ol'   Locating*;.��������� Surveys  Xol  Estiinsileil as Work.  "  The chief amendment to the mineral  act provides that a mineral claim shall be  marked by two legal posts, placed as  near as possible on the line of the ledge  or vein, and the posts shall be numbered  1 and 2, and the distance between posts  1 and 2shall not exceed fifteen hundred  feet, the line between posts 1 and 2 to be  known as the location line, and upon  posts 1 and 2 shall be .written the name  given to the mineral claim, the name of  the locator and the date of the location.  "Upon post No. 1 there shall be written,  in addition to the foregoing, "initial  post," the approximate compass bearing  of No. 2 post, and a statement of the  number of feet lying to the right and to  the left of the line from No.T to No. 2  postt thus:  "Initial post.  . Direction  of Post No. 2.  feet of this claim lie on the  *ST11  "vrrvnf  ft   MfUbl  AGAINST THE GEABTING OP THAT  BLANKET CHARTER.  Th������  Vrovincial Oliver lime, ill is Ailvist'i! hy  Wii-t; tins I I In*. frole.M will be Filed.���������It  lias Ite.ccivcil llu*. Signatures ol' .Uuiiy  Efciireseniali ves of \e.lsun.  . Some weeks ago the MiN'KK, had occasion to refer to an application for a, blanket charter, covering everything within  liifteen miles of New D-mvpr.  The iiiiiie-nwuers in the Slocan have  by their actions within the, past few  days, subsi ant iallp supported the MrN'Eir  in its condemnation of such a charter.  S. M. Wharton, one of the leading men  of-Nev.'-I>enver,-who-has-ex tensive-mining and oilier in'eresrs in the Slocan.  has t.aken the initiative*, having drafted.  a petition to,the government, praying  that the - petition ol' those seeking lo  effect, ii wholesale corner on the waler  privileLres  of  the Slocan he dis-allowed.  A general meeting of the subscribers  of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society was held in the Board of Trade  rooms Tuesday afternoon.  Frank Fletcher,   president,   occupied  the   chair.    The   annual   reports   were  read by the president, and were adopted  without dissent.   They arc appended :���������  President's Report.  Gentleman:   On behalf of the director's  T have much pleasure in presenting to  the subscriber's of the society a report  for the past year, together with a statement of accounts.  The society is to be congratulated on  its progress,-starting as it did during a  year of gi eat financial distress; bub the  preliminary stage was safely passed, a  suitable building erected and the hospial  placed in good running order. The  building was completed "in August last  a! a cost of $1027.9"), and in order to procure a. water supply, $820.40 had to be  expended, making a total outlay of  $2254.35. The total receipts during the  ye.ir amounted to ��������� Jj������-I(555.28, including  tin government aid. Of this amount, a.  total of $3199.00 has been disbursed,  which may be breifiy summarized as  follows: Building account, $2251.85;  expense account, $217,50; maintenance  and furnishing account, $727.75; leaving  ii balance on hand of $1455,08.  The items of expense, account include  $150 for plans of building. As the  amount of money at disposal was limited,  tire board deemed itadyisble to erect a,  building sufficiently .\:|.!"i;,e,. for present  needs, but, keeping'in view future requirements, one which can be added to  as the district' requires, and wdten completed according to the plans adopted  the building will he a credit to any  community. Maintenance and furnishing account includes $107.15 paid on  behalf of outside patient prior to the  completion of the hospital building, also  a siock of necessary drugs and suilit.-ient  fu"l for the coming summer..  During the year seven male patients  have been cared for and treated. Of  these, two were patients raved forout-  Maintenanec and Furnishing: Account���������  A. H. Clements, Citrc G.llcIsonS 121 00  C. Lowd.cn, cleaning   Telephone rent   Fuel   Drug's   Bread   J. Fred flume & Co.-, supplies  Geo. A. Bigelow, supplie<   Washing   Matron .-   J. McDonald & Co., supplies...  B. E. Lemon, supplies   T. A. Garland, supplies:..-   , Dr. E. C. Arthur.- .-  Go 00  72 00  59 09  50  S4 (II  71 15  11 00  25 00  SI 00  98 75  <��������� (JO  22 20  OF A WEEK  THE GOLD COMMISSIONER'S RULING-  ON IMPROVEMENTS.  Kciiorl I list ii mi Adverse rial in ll.-is Keen  Iviilercil Again*! Ihe Kami.���������The Alns-  vorlh ('oiieciitrnlttr lo he Hearty I'or ItiiK-  iiitss by the. First of .March.  Cash on hand.  OS  Total,.'    4,(w5 28  The election of directors resulted in  the return of the following in the stead  of those retiring:���������John Hamilton,.G.  R. Robson, Frank FJetcher, W. A. Jowett, W. .). Wilson, and John Houston.  The directors held a subsequent meeting and appointed the following officers:  Frank Fletcher, president; J. A. Turner,  Vice-President; .r^Matthewson. treasurer; G. A. Bigelow, secretary  V>  lH  _  HON. JOSEPH ROYAL TJRSES SEPARATION OF THE DOMINION.  The Hall Mines Co. will tmikc another  ore shipment of 40 loos, next week to  Denver, Colorado.  . The last shipment which was delayed  some time at the boundary, by reason of  the fact that the N. _ F. S. road In.-d not  made arrnngetnnls with the customs, for  bonding the ore through the United States,  was started agtiin on March 2, for Swansea.  CERTIFICATE REFUSED.  He  Siiys il is Mcrcssary ������������������" <'iiii;ida is l������ Occupy   thc   I'osiliitn   she    is    l^ititli-d   Co.���������  TfiEIi'   '*   !UL_!?_JiS"!l.5.__..!!l<"*!*r .-V'-Ut^alhMi  hy Hit*. I'llifed 51 ales.  oi   I  petit ion  has already been signed  The  by sj'veral oi' the representative men of  .Nelson, and is uaw being freely signed  by the mine owners in ihe Slocan. The  government has been advised by wire,  that- the mine owners' petition is (o fie  presented in proles', and in view of the  fact that the pruu-sl. will conic from the  very persons whom those seeking tin*  charter say they wish to serve, it" is  hardly likely thai the scheme of the  charter speculal-ors . will he carrr-i-cd  through.  Montreal, March 9���������Hon. Joseph Royal,*'  liiteLiesit-Governoi of the Northwest Territory has just issued a brochure, urging  the separation of Canada from the British  Empire if Canada is io occupy the position  she is entitled to. He stiss he lias no fear  that Canada will be annexed to the United  Slides in the event  of   her   independence.  side the hospital before its completion, j It is lrue ]ie savs  we wonM Jose 1h(,  the  other   five  weie treated in thelitis-;,    ..        , ..-    "  .,. ... -,,,���������'.  pital.    Two deaths occurred, but  hot h ! -"eot-ion oi die Lntish Hag, and tins  is  ap  rwerein^rroribuml-Wimm  lot coming under treatment; onedving j bc ui^ed M-iunst iuc incitsnre.  !of consumption and the other from an j ,. KeieiTintf tothe probability of anncxa-  ; aggravated- attack of pneumonia. Of I \\0U:Jie:^^ We oo not see Avluit interest  I the remaining patients, four were -dis-! tllG blurted bfates-would have in making a  ! charged as cured and one remains under j conquest of Canada. It, is not, to their in-  ' treatment- | terest, on the contra-v, to  permit  Cannon  During-the past vear of the $237.7.75 ! to   develop   her   own   institutions, which  promised subscriptions .$715.75 aro still   though differing in some respects are quite  <;<>NI <.'������iiiiiiKsi<������iK>r Hfy.stnhhs !l:ilies Peculiar Killing on Assessment Work.  An application for a certificate of improvements on the Britomartc-mineral  claim in the Slocan, was this week refused by Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbc.  This claim- is located over the edge'of  a perpendicular cliiT some 2000 feet up.  The ledge is exposed iu the lace of the  cliff but is inaccesable. The owner (.'apt.  R. C. Adams, started 'a luime! for the  Britomarte ledge, on an adjoining claim,  called ihe Chainblef", also'held by him.  In addition to' this he started a s.cond  tunnel for the Chainblet ledge, the,two  tunnels representing' .$1,500.in assess-'  tnent work. On the, strength of this he  made application for n certificate of improvements on the Britomarte,,  The Gold Commissioner refused the.  certificate upon his. construction of  clause (a), of section 30 of.the Mineral.  : Act, which sets out t hat a certificate of  in *,-p i-'O v e r 11 c 11 fcs ~-sh aH���������lfcj������-jtf ra ttfcwJwfi'w*:^  "Done or caused to be done, w.ork on  the claim itself, in developing .a mine,  to the value of $500,- exclusive of all  houses buildings or like improvements."'  Capt. Adams" - representijtives will  make a. lest, case of the. point under section S'S of the Mineral Act, which roads :  "Any money or labor expended in constructing ;i tunnel to develop a vein or  lode, shall be deemed to have been expended upon such vein or lode."  -"���������?r*^l I  TRAIL GREEK*  114'lilS  ������oiicoriiiiiK  :i   SSistrivt   l-'nliiii,-)  ������;rcnl   l'.v|MM'liiti<>ns.  to  promises to   be the  most  in    West   Kootenav   this  outstanding, but will no doubt come iu  iis revenue for the current year. In  view of the great increase in population  ai. Wasbi  no stale men  the  future of a   great nation, will always j  we  believe,   require  to run the risk of fin i  advantage, which would in any ease bo pro- j  bJemalic.   Ciiuadiiiu   civilization  is  more i  PURCHASED THE SARAH JANE.  Messrs.     itiii'iiiird   ������t  .Mineral 4'laien  Ih ill.  Co.,    I'liri'Jias*;  :t Three ItKurks.  New DiiNVEit, .March 10. The postal  authorities at Ottawa have turned their  attention to our mail service at last and  circulars are posted calling for- tenders  for the conveyance of mails three times  weekly between this town and Kaslo  commencing, on the 1st of June. \y"e  trust the service between Nakusp and  New Denver' will be as frequent as soon  as the route from Revelstoke is open.  Harry Tracey, who is better known in  Nakusp, where for some time last summer he was a barber, has jusr been coni'-  miffed for trial .by Justice Bogle, for  stealing sundry goods at Bear- Lake.  is democratic as their own.     It is to terri  to rial matters   that in till times, wars have  mostly owed their origin, bui such :i policy  in -South .Kootenay, and the'large area ��������� i& Jioi enterbuned ,by  the   United   States  of country it) be served, your directors'  note   with .regret   that   the   promised  government 'aid for the ensuing year is  but .$J000;   however,   we have  alieady  tried  to impress upon, the government  the hardship thai will result in reducing  the  appropriation.     The object  of  the  organization of this society was the caring for all cases of sickness, whether from  disease  or accident,  which  might come  within reach of Nelson, which at present  has  every means   of   access   by   water  communication with all points on Kootenay. lake and  by rail .with"all points to  the south and west.-   The benefits accruing  from the institution are all nn the  side, of the sick and   needy,   who   are  relieved   by   united  effort;   the burden  being thus   taken   off individuals   and  friends, who, otherwise, would be called  on in cases of emergency were  no such  institution in existence.    With' this aim  in view,   your directors sincerely trust  Trail Creek  active camp  summer.  ������ Col. Peyton  has 'twenty-five  men  at-  j work- on the Le Roi.    He is shipping (KX)  , tons,of ore.   The ore is rafted from Trail  i t.o Waneta and  taken by rail from   t his  j point to its destination.  The   management   is    working    two  i shifts of  ten men   each.    It. is  probable-  i that the working force will   bo consider-'  j ably increased but at present there i-- no  ngloLi careful of' room for .a greater number of minor.-.  A  force of about a.  dozen   men   were  put   to   work   on   the   War   K-iglo   this.  come to hand that, the t .   .  'Sarah"Jane'"iuinei-al claim, which over- | will do so cheerfully, as the revenue  News has just  that all employers of labor-will recognize    the necessity and urgent need of suchan=!     ,     ' -      .,      '       '  r instil nt ion, and thoroughly impress on j Ii there was any considerable following  ! all their employees t he wisdom of con- I fo^such a programme, the Dominion would  j ti'buiirig towards its support the small ! be somewhat concerned about such utter  i monthly fee (J-Jl per man). Also, that'  ! all who are able to aid bv contributions  of  month. ' "   ���������  ,        ,        ... ..,,.,   "There aro three or four men  working  over oi ii cliiinieter of its own, which dis-. on ii,0 Ni,.|ch> Plate, an equal number-on  tiiigiuslies it from lint ot the "United Slates ! ,lh,. cliff, thc co-owners, of the "0 K"  lhere are marked diflereijccs between their | pmpertv, and a -considerable number on  government system .find ours.    Our demo-! prospects.  cnicy is more real because it never ceases j y '  :   to-net upon the government, and it also  borrows from the happy combination of.  nationalities constitutionally sound and"  conservative. We claim' to^ possess the  .best regime'; that of our neighbor is most  complicated. Ihe annexation of Canada  would increase neither the power, wealth,  nor progress of the republic, proportionate   acmiil.ed  by his companv  to the embarrassment they w.ould occasion ' -   "   ������������������ l     -  in the domestic policy. Our very weakness imight turn out to be our strength,  and our most formidble protection to have  no armament at all, or almost no"he. .  laps Carpenter & Hugonins preemption I the institution is likely  to  be taxed to  tit:three Three Forks', has been sold- by i ils utmost.  E.   R.   Hamilton,   the  locator,   and   W.  G-lynne. who had bonded it, to the same  outfit which acquired the preemption.  The Balfour Trading Comyany having  moved the balance of their.stock front  "Kaslo have taken an additional store in  the Newmarket, hotel building.. We  hope to weicome more of Kaslo's irierv  chants.  In the English church to-morrow, G. R-  Robson will sing a solo to the anthem, Oh,  pray for the peace of Jerusalem This  solo has been  composed by W. A Jowett.  During the year the ^director's held '  thirteen meetings, the attendance being;  as follows; Mr. Flether 18, Mr. Marks'  18, Mr'. Mathewson 18, Mr. Bigelow 11, ;  Mr. Scions 11,-Mr. Turner 9, Mr. Wilson  7, Mr. Phair (5, Mr. Buchanan 5. Mr.  Ward 8, and Mr. Yuill 2. j  ances.    The indifference  of the Canadian j  people lo schemes of this nature indicates ' inches  that they are fairly well satisfied with the  present state of things.  Arriin^iiii; for Surveys.  A. .D. Wesfby the representative of  the. Canadian Pacific mining and milling  company, of Minneapolis, was in fo.wn  this week arranging for a survey of the  Wakefield and Amazon mineral claims  _ . This com  pany has four me,n at- work developing  the property. The Wakefield lies about  three miles north of. Ainsworth and  about-half a mile from Kootenay hike.  There is a shaft GxlO on the Wa'kelield  which is down H feet, the ledge showing  ���������f'. "feet. - The Amazon .property was  recently purchased. There are two  showings on it. in which there is about  six feet of 'concentrating ore ami pay  streaks  varying    from,   four" to   eight  T. Allen, .secretary.of the C ��������� K. navigation  company, was married in Ottawa, oil"  March 1,  to Miss.  Mabel  Stephens.    Mr.  aiid.   Mrs.   Allen   will' make a tour of the  eastern cities on their wav to Nelson.  RECEIPTS.  Amount of local subscriptions.  Amouut paid by patients.,   Amount government aid, 1832..  Amount government aid, 1S93..  !     Clive Phillips-"Wolley, has  lately  added  .'.'.'! .b��������� oo- to the mountaineering reputation  he   ach  '..'.'.'.  1.000 00      2,000 00  Total ������1,655 2S  AiIvi-i-m- Maim i:iif<-rt-tl. -  An adverse claim lias been entered  protesting against the issuance of a  crow ii grant to the Rand mineral Harm  held by I). F. Strobeok. of Minneapolis.  This property was rhe object of a prospectors race to the record otlici-. at  Ainsworth. The adverse claim is made  by Joe Sfieit, and others who assert  fh,-it-"the Rand was staked over a local ion  of i heir's called tlie Night-shift, that the  latter   is   the   prior   location, but   on a  ieved ten years ago among the Caucasus by ; technicality they were prevented from  making his mark upon the summit of Snow-1 milking the record before the locators of  den.���������The Province. ! t he Rand. :��������� V.  THE  MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH. 17,  1894.  WANTED'TO PUKOHASE  HAND  SHAFT.  I  If Tliei-i: are Many IMreelorales ������'i>!ii|iiise<l in  E,:he >J;innt'i- i| Aecnuiils i'or Ihe falilue  <������!' Some o! Those i:.\i������erls who Vi.xileil  tVcsl Kootenay Insl year.  M>  ���������  From tlio London Mining Journal.]  Truly    the  British  shareholder'  is    a  suffering    person,    or    we  should  here  much more than wo do about   the  very  inconsistent relation of work to  pay  in  the ease of London directors  of mining  companies.    Often enough  the English  board is supplementary to a local  directorate,  a   consulting   engineer,   and  a  manager, and its mem hers' share in  the  carrying on  of  the  mine  is absolutely  uothing.    Their purpose in  existence  is  simply to induce public subscribtions  iii  the  lirst   instance .and for this service  they go on  drawing confoi-table  annuities   indefinitely.    A London   board   is  an excellent institution   when   it really  fulfills  the   functions   of a supervisory  committee upon the operations of  men  too bir away to feel the  direct pressure,  of Knglisb   shareholders,   but  too   frequently gross mismanagement goes on  at til-; mine, while  ihe  directors in  the  City are blissfully ignorant of anything  wrong.    A   little judicious  "hackling"  by    shareholders   of   such  purly orinv  irje.n'al directors would do a great deal  to improve the position of several milling companies we wot of.    Anil we  certainly    think    that    directors .-it  home  should    sacrifice   some   portion   of  fees  while tlie capital of a company  is being  spent on development work.  Tiie ideas ...that emanate from the  bi-ains of some directors are as annoying to the harassed mine manager as  - they are absurd, for example, the English directors of a South African mine, in  reply to their manager, who. wrote to  say that-a- new shaft was necessary,  which he estimated would cost ������500,  said they thought the price was exorbitant, and enquired if he could not buy  a second-hand one at a less figure! Or,  again, it. Victorian mine manager, after  wei' testing a reef, wrote to his directors  informing them that the mine was a  'diiriT-iV'-thirrect' being only three inches  wiue containing hardly any gold, so lie  recoiniii'ended them lo close the mine,  and divide what, balance was left among  the shareholders. *'  Weil, one director, who had also been  a vendor, was very vexed, and plainly  said he suspected the manager of wishing in depreciate the. property, so that  he could secure i'l cheaply for himself,  ami offered lo visit the mine to see how  miu.Iers stood. On his return the director reported I hat t lungs were just ns he  expected, t hat t he ivef was looking well,  'ami w,i.s six feet six inches wide, the  whole length of-the tuniieJ. The m.-in-  . ager. was.i L__1_J y_.is.kci ljjj.r_; i n__e.\ p.l a 11 -..  alien, which was to-the effect that-'what  .he hud previously slated was quite true;  that i lie director h;fd  arrived   wiih  the  business,  by   measur-  expost-'d  lo  view in thc lace of the drive,   which   he.  hail iiiisiaken for its width,   which  still  remained three inches of "���������buck quart/,."  " Similar absurd mistakes   were  made  in  tlie -early   days   of  Victorian  reefing,  when, men hearing that gold was found  \ in quartz,.thought'it rel'eied t.o  a   ine.-is-  ' lire, and so ..-darted   for   llie  gold   fields  wiin buckets and pans, being under" the,  imp; ession thill they could .pick  up   the  ,  precious metal like periwinkles", on   lire  ..seashore.  Some directors are as bad old women  .at auction rooms, ns tar as buying up all  soils of unnecessary and useless machinery i.> t oneeiried. which I hey send on to  the mines. J remember once- having  the niisi'oi't une.of being employed by a  company whoso -direciorate was given  . that way, anil L do not 'desire a similar  ���������experience: they, moreover, were under  the impression^ -that they understood  more about the technicalities of the  work'than "their 'manager, and. it* was  only hy*accident,if the original orders  were attended to. If double tape fuse  - was.ordered they would send up single,  because it was cheaper, and they considered the .former- extravagant; the  time lost over misfire did not count for  money with these .directors.  Djil you desire powder or dynamite,  you would receive some-new fangied explosive foi an experiment, the range of  ���������which yon would have to- find out, accompanied with the difficulties one has  in getting iin ordinary miner to adopt  something he is unaccustomed to.  There is a certain mineral property I  have in my mind's eye where the managing director, formerly a wholesale  butcher,. and the mine manager, who  was by trade a flitter, put their heads together over a second-hand volume of  "Phillip's Elements of Metallurgy," from  the study of which they.decided to'erect  a furnace for treating copper pre that'  Was originally designed for smelting  iron. In due course the plant was finished and the furnace put in blast, but  unfortunately the mine manager, a very  worthy and hard-working man,, had  never seen any smelting done, so it was  hardly surprising when  before twenty-  M  P  kj  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and Seat of Government of  IVest Kootenay. <  Choice Building and 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 CommissionorC. &K. Hy. Co., Nrctsox, B.C.  four hours had passed the furnace was  chocked up, the crucible 'was chilled,  and all the heat was at the mouth of the  furnace. Of the. little matte and slag  that was tapped, the former was thrown  over the tip���������now carefully covered up  while the slag was bagged for shipment  home.  So long as people have such a confus"  ion of ideas that they cannot distinguish  between an engine-driver or  litter and  laVe   Yoh   S__-r$,  The  rVew  issued by-  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  \ ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  an engineer, or belw  or druggist   and  tinue to have the wrong  people  in  wrong' places.  the  AMERICAN TARIFF MAKERS-  The  ol  Wilson   Kill   IJmlcr   Consideration  The   Unileti .Sliites Senate.  ��������� The full committee of the United  States will consider the-Wilson tariff  bill today, when the Republican members will have an opportunity of criticising the bill.  As amended by the Democratic portion  of the committee ihe following charges  appear:���������  Iron ore, 40 cents per ton, free under  the Wilson bill, and an advance of 2 to  5 per cent, on the products of iron over  tin* house schedule.  Lead ore, .j of a cent per pound, including'lead mixture with silver ore.  Coal, bituminous and shale, -10 cents per  ton; coal, slack or' culm, 15 conts per  ton.    Coke, 15 per cent, acl valorem.  Bituminous coal, shale,.coal slake and  coke is transferred to the dutiable list,  leaving anthracite.on the free list.  TOEONTO,     OITTABIA,  r.h^mirUa,I.vilP^:iifc'C'U y ��������� Tt iF a silimlfi Pi'iunise to pay the sum insured, in the event of death,  cm uu.a,   wi   v. 111  con- , jt j,, absolutely free from all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  It is entirely void of all conditions save the pay merit of the premiums.  It provides for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of death,  It offers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically non-forfeitable after two years.    The  insured  being entitled to:  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of thc policy,  for the further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender to a  (b) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after five  year's to a "  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furnished upon application to the  Head  Office, or to any of tlie  company's Agents.    See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J.   D.   BREEZE    4iener.il Agent lor IS. ������.*.  Ajienf lor Xelsou. t|| Corilovn SI reel. Vancouver.  ri-oviaiial Xoles.  intention of leaching him  his  which lie eomme.nced Lo do  ing  the  depth  of the  reef  The Salvation Army in Canada raised  $18,500 during the week of self-denial.  The   dissolution   is announced, of the  legal firm of Davie (t-Cassidy, of Victoia.  Mr. R. T. Elliott has been appointed to receive the assets and discharge the liabilities  of the late firm.  The tender of Rod. McLeod, builder of  Vancouver, has been accepted hy the  Lands and Works department for the  e.iection-of���������the���������Gld-^Mens���������Refuge���������at  Kamloops, and work will be commenced  on the building forthwith..  The assignment is announced, of Mr.  Henry Sounders of Victoria, to Messrs R.  P. liitlier, William Wilson and C F". Todd.  The business will be carried on as usual,  the fr sigumeht being simply for. the pur.  pose of conveniently and expeditiously  dealing with Mr. Saunders' aflairs; disarranged by the suspension of the Bank of  Creen, Worlock &.Co. -.  Furniture and Pianos;  Wc carry full linos of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   "Mattresses made to order, 11 nil  sit prices lower than eastern.and coast.  AVe arc also  agents   for  EVANS  PIANOS  AND   DOIIE11TY   ORGANS.  JAMES   MACDONALD  NHLSON   STOKK:  \o. 4 Houston tV Ink ICuililiii*;, .lo*c|>|iiue Street.  r  It is claimed thai, aluminum will soon  replace tin for' all household purposes.  A process for plating aluminum has been  devised by a German chemist, which  increases its chances of becoming universally popular in household economy.  Williird . -and Nelson Bennett of  Tacorna are owners of two-thirds of.the  Royal gold mine, located iir Granite  county, Montana, which last -month  .began paying dividends Jit the rale, of  $21,000 timonth, though it has paid fair  profits since it has been worked.  The bill before the House to amend  the mineral law, proposes to have two  posts to mark a mineral claim, and also  a discovery post, where. the locator has  discovered rock in place, bearing. valuable mineral deposits, as defined in the  bill. . The line, between the two posts is  to be blazed, and the under-brush cut or  made so that it caii be distinctly seen.  There is no provision in the bill so that  miners shall have notice of the change.,  It is declared that the cost of surveying  shall not be considered as work done on  the claim. Amendments to.the Placer  Act are also proposed dealing with  grants,of water and leases of ground.  These proposals of course may be modified by the House. It is quite in order  for this assembly to go on "monkeying"  with the unintelligible mineral law  which it has the discredit of having  framed. The electors should send some  one to the new House who understands  the matter.  HE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or en route from the  Coast :  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash  and Doors.  2  Carload Dry Clear Fir. Flooring, 4-  _,���������inch.-��������� =^-*-.������������������=���������-���������= ���������-   j Carload Dry, Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  1 Carload Factory Cedar,  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths Mouldings,  Etc., as usual. ���������        .'  G. O. Buchanan,  ;       Kootenay Lake  ������ Sawmill,  NELSON.AND KASLO.  HOTELS.  Watson Hotel,  WATSON, b. 0.  Spokane Falls <fc  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort :  Sheppard RPy,  All Rail to Spokane, Wash.  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  The TOWS  OF WATSON is situated between  Beat and Fish Lakes, on the K.v-io-Hlocan  wigon road, 20  miles from  Kiijio  and  10  milesfrom New Denver, is thc most central  ���������point in Slocan district,  Thc W.1TSO.V HOTEL is one cf the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. The dining room and kitchen arc in charge of female  help of . experience.- The bar is stocked with  thc best orands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER & WATSON,  PKOI'RIETORS.  T.  P. O'FARRELL,  SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS."  Nelson, B. C.  Drawings  and  Specifications made in  the  Office.    All matter strictly confidential.  WANTED.���������Situation in up country store.  Thorough knowlege of dry goods'" two years  experience in B. C. Indian and general trailing.  Apply to M. A. H., P. O. Box 25'i Victoria. B.C.  Commencing January 8th, 189-1, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains will -run  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,30 p.m. same day. Returning will  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5.40  p.m., niiiking close connections with  'Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points.  ^������J_^  t-v-U     *^L  TAX   NOTICE.  "VT"OTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -*-^ 'the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied, under the ''Assessment  Act," are now due for the year 1894. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the "West Kootenay District are pay  able at my office, Kaslo, 13. C." .  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1894:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land!  ��������� One-third of one per cent on personal pro-  ' perty.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid after June 30th,- 1994:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  ,  <- Assessor and Collector  Jan, 2nd���������1894. '        '  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  , |..'ijSrJ'  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TK.tl.YS    TO   AMD   l-'KO.H    Vi:i>0.\    l>.ll|/l.  Direct Connection at Robson every  TiK'sri.'ir, Thiii'silny  a ml .SiiJiiriljiy Evcnlns,  YV'itli Stenrner ("or RicvklstoivI-;, where connection is made with Canadian Pacilio ICtistbound  iiml \\ estliound through trains.  TllKOUCUl   TlCKKTS   ISSUKD,  B.AlHiAGK ClIIJCKIcn to Dkstixatiox,  No Customs DirKicui/nns.  - Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cur-;. Luxurious Dnv Coaches, loiirisl, Sleeping Cars and Free "Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rales, time,etc., anplv  to nearest agent. .  .5. BS.l.Nai/a'OX, Agent, Nki.son,  Or to UKO. Jl������:|,. ICItOWX,  District Passenger, Agent, Van'C017VKU.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  (limited)  CO.  TIME   CARD   NO.   9.  NELSON AND  KASLO ROUTE  -"-"    St k am eh XKLSON"  4>i������in<������ Xnrdi.  Leaves Nelson, 'Mondays!) a. m.  ���������' "       Wednesdays 5.'to p.m.  " "       "       Thursdays ;> p. ni."  '���������        Saturdays, o. 10 p, m.  Leave;  (���������oiii������ StillUii .  Kaslo, Tuesdays at. 3 a. in.  "        Thursdays, at S a. in.  "        Fridays,'~;\t 3 a. ni.  "        Sundays, al 8 a.in.  Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and all  points south should take the " "Nelson " leaving  Kaslo at 3 a. in., on Wednesdays and Saturdays  niiiking close connections with thcN", & lr, S.  rains.   Arriving in Spokane, 6.SO sitme (lay.  A saving will be inside by purchasing tickets"  from the purser for. Spokane,-, and points on thc  N. & F. S: and S, F. & X. Railways.  Thc Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at, any time without notice. ^  Great Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Brag Store  now in  Selected  Toilet Soaps.  , A THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY. MARCH  1894.  %\u  c_>  uuu\  The aiiNKK is printed on Saturdays, provided  the stiill' is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Ciiiiiula or the United States, for  one year on receipt ot two dollars. Those  desiring .sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ton cents.  Contract A DVHitTrsKMKXTS inserted at thc rate  of $3 periiit.ii, (down the column) per month  and as* iiiuuli more sis patrons will si and.  Transient Advkiitiskments inserted at the  rate of 1"> cents per line lirst, insertion, and 10  cents per lino for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running, for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Cure-All, Private Remedy, and Xext-to-  ���������    Pure-Reatling-Mattcr advertisements are not  wanted.  Jon Puinting of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match.  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON,    B.C.  ' CURRENT COMMENT.  Now   that   Premier   Davie has  'gtinnin'" after  those  charter  gone  grabbers  the applicants for the famous New Denver blanket charter must feel soinewnaL  uneasy.         Those who imagine that protection is  given in thc interests of the workingmen  of a country may reconcile the following  paragraph if they can. It is taken from  a summary of the provisions of the  Wilson bill:���������"Diamonds and other  precious stones, are added to the free  list, and iron ore and sugar moved to  the dutiable list.*'  It is a somewhat significant, fact that  although the notice of application for  the New Denver blanket charter appeared for several weeks in the Tribune  the editor of that journal, who poses as  a champion of the peoples rights complexly over-looked the iniquity of it.  King .John may have been giving too  much time pulling convention wires, or  again he or Jus, "pals" may have a finger-  in-the pie.    A bill is now before, the House in  which the-Canada Thistle is called a  '-' noxious weed," no distinction being  made between it aud the Scotch thistle,  the sow thistle, or any other kind of  thistle. This classification contravenes  the essential principle of the Houstonian  "convention," and should be looked  into. It is outrageous that all these  other thistles, should be-mentioned in  the same bill, though botanically of one  family. '       over the construction of the African  Trans-continental Telegraph company's  line under the direction of Premier  Rhodes.  The Anglo-Portuguese treaty provides that either government shall have  the right to lay telegraph lines across  the territory of the other, but Portugal  claims that this applies only to governments and not to companies. Both sides  have received reinforcements and trouble is feared as the British will resent  any interference with the construction  party.  Elsewhere in this issue will be found  a paragraph that Mr. K el lie, AC. P. P.,  thinks ot going out of provincial politics  having had so many offers of support  from Yale, Cariboo, Lilloet, and Koot-  ncy districts, that he- cannot well refuse  to run against Air. Alara at the next  Dominion election. This may be taken  as an indication that. ACister Kellie did  not succeed in making himself as solid as  wiis supposed, with the provincial voters  in the north riding. If Kellie succeeds  in his present ambition, he will be able  to give the people of Ottawa considerable information about provincial political parties, for he has gone the rounds  of them all, such as they are, backwards  and forwards, during the past four  years.  The district cannot complain of an  insufficiency of mining record divisions.  There are no fewer than nine, namely,  Revelstoke, Illecillwaet, Lardeau, Trout  Lake, Slocan, Ainsworth, Nelson, Trail  Creek, and Goat River, with a recorder  for .each," paid either by a salary, or a  corn mission on receipts. Some amendment of the boundaries of these divisions  will be made at an early -date, so that,  as far as possible, the prospector may  know irr what division his claim is in hy  the course of the streams. This cannot  be fully-carried out, but will be adopted  as a general principle, and it is the only  one that will suit the case. Air. Farwell  who is now in Victoria, has worked untiringly to carry out the wishes of the  miners in this matter; and there will  probably be no furl her complaint in re-  spt?ct to it. ���������* .  The Tribune gives considerable attention to cosniopolit ion vagabonds in its  . last, issue, in connection with an article  on ii cosmopolitan vagabond which appeared in the Miner.. John gives the  names of several to whom he says the  term will apply, all of them reputable  citizens of Nelson. John missed the  mark badly. It. may be owing to his innate modesty which prompted John to  omit the name of the cosmopolitan vagabond, or it-may be that John-is not  good at guessing.  The Tribune's political platform is  rather1 curious:���������(I) Opposition to Air:  Davie, who is almost certain to he returned to power ; (2) The predominence,  of -minorities;. (3) The exclusion from  politics of British Columbians, English,  Irish, Scotch, French Canadians; Australians, and New Zealanders, and the  restriction of the suffrage to certain  persons born in some circumscribed locality in eastern Canada ; (-1) The sneaking of foreigners on to the register.  'Rah for the programme ! -  Among the changes made so far, since  the introduction of the redistribution  bill, the legislature 0has adopted one  which transfers from the south riding to  the north riding, a strip of country  which includes Fort Sheppard. Trail  Creek, Robson, and Fire Valley. Waneta would appear to be still in the south  riding. The. present effect of this change  will be to transfer some fifty votes to  TlienToTtTf" rid irrg- It """ is^prolTablet hat  some alterations will be made in the proposals of the bill with respect to the  registration of votes, to simplify proceeding and secure an honest register. All  *- ..  this   shows   the   reasonableness of  the  warning against pre-mature agitation,  without the constituency being known.  A bill does not become an act until it is  assented to by (he Lieut-Governor, and  it may be altered up to the last day of  the session. For anything known' to the  contrary, it may please the House, to  divide West Kootenay, east and west,  instead of north .and south, and to place  Revelstoke and Nelson in the same riding. Where then is the sense of "all this  hurry and '���������conventioning" ? Why nut  deal with our public affairs ,on some  basis of common sense. ���������*  HARD ON CHARTER GRABBERS.  The action of Premier Davie in recording himself against such glaring charter  grabbing as has been before the legislature this session, will be noted with satisfaction by all who desire to see the  rights of a community protected against  the piracy of greedy speculators and  large corporations.  When the bill providing for the issuance of a crown grant to Alessrs. Hugonin and Carpenter was before the legislature the premier announced that he did  not favor the practice of departing from  the provisions of the Land Act as was  sought by the bill. Had not those interested in the. Three Forks townsite removed the objections of Hamilton by  purchase or arrangement, it is doubtful  if the bill would have received its second  reading."  The premier went a slop further when  the Hall Alines company's bill was receiving its second reading, declaring that  the features of the bill permitting the  company to expropriate hind for whatever purpose necessary, were objectionable, and intimated that they would  have to be removed iu committee.  While in this mood the premier will  doubtless give the fatuous New Denver  blanket charter- a thorough overhauling,  provided the applicants for the same  have the effrontery to cause such'a bill  to be introduced in the house.  THE HA LL MINES BILL.  When the Miner opposed certain  features of the petition of the Hall  Alines' Company, the Tribune rushed  into type its pet phrase that the editor  of the Miner was an ass.-  The government, has supported the  objections taken by the Mixer to the  granting of the charter. There was no  objection made hy this paper, aud no  other sane person objected to the Hall  Alines Company's securing the right to  expropriate land for the construction of  its tramway, although the Tribune" lied  to the extent of,saying that the Miner  had made such objections.  The indications are that the Hall Alines company will be accorded the right to  expropriate*land for its tramway, and  nothing more. The. Hall Alines company is a private concern. If it requires  land for concentrating works it should  purchase them in an open market the  same as any private individual would.  It" appears by a return to the House,  ��������� showing the collection of timber royalty  from July 1,1890, to Alarch 2, 1894," that  ..the only collection made in West Kootenay is from the Nelson Sawmill company, in 1892, the amount being $500.  There are some people who believe that  .the Davies-Suyward company hold timber leases in AVest Kootenay. What is  the excuse in this case? Those who  strive to hold mineral claims during a  period of depression. receive no concessions from tlie government. Hard times  affect all alike. If the Nelson Sawmill  company had to " cash up " why was  Josh Davies allowed to escape ?  The British and Portuguese forces on  the Zambesi river have come in conflict  Talk of the "red parlor" at Ottawa.  What of the '.' red house " at the corner  of Baker and Josehine..streets, the center .of almost every "grab" or "cinch"  in the dist.rict,.Avhether of water, land,  or light. Silence there anent, if the  "red house" is " in it," splutter and  fury if it ,'aint. How is it that the'" red  house over the .way, is so very silent-  about the most important grab ever  attempted in this .district, which we  have striven to expose. A grab hostile  directly to'the niining interests of the  Slocan, and which has aroused the  active opposition of the mine-owners.  We refcr to a bill authorizing the applicants to do everything conceivable, in  any place, and for any purpose within  fifteen miles of New Denver. These  " stand and deliver " concessions which  obstruct capital at every entrance, have  been too common. Fortunately there is  little prospect of the above application  or any other of such character, being entertained.. The " red house " here differs  in one respect from the "red parlor" at  Ottawa, it seldom makes things " stick."  THE OLD STORY.  The want of enterprise which British  capitalists are. showing in our own possessions in North America is being turned to  good account byrTJuited States capitalists,  whoare spending u deal of money in the  "deve I o pmentT "of "the- lmu er al~l:Lso ui ces~ of  British Columbia. Until these deposits  are opened out, and American capitalists  have had time to " pick out the eyes" of  the country's auriferous wealth, investors  atliome will nob think it worth their while  to place any money in this industry. They  prefer to take a share in suipendous enterprises that frequently oiler greater risk-aul  smaller dividends thau those undertakings  so much in vogue,) among United States  speculators -who prospect for gold and  work their claims upon an economic basis.  Iu countries like British Columbia, where  this method is the'ouly satisfactory .one, it  ought to receive more favor than it does lit  the hands of British capitalists. In any  event, whether these deposits are developed -by the aid of Uuited States or English  capital, thev are certain at- no distant date,  to be worked upon a more extensive scale.  Indeed, it seems more than probable that  as soon as the trade revival assumes anything like consistency, ihcre will be a veritable hobm in auriferous'*" mining. The  conditions are most favorable for it. Every  month, almost, the possibility becomes  greater of earning dividends out of what  has. been considered unpayable stuff.  "���������Technically gold mining Las experienced  a revolution during the past few years."*  Financial direction will have to undergo  a corresponding reform, unless those fields  which are still subject to questionable  management are to be ignored in favor of  others.���������London Alining Journal.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a  Specialty.  SOLK   MAMiFACTIIKt'KS   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE, 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  W.  A.  JOWETT  VICTORIA STREET, NELSON, B. C.  Mirjing and Real Estate J3roker  Commissioif ai)d  fti_Urar)ce Agei-ft.  Representing : The Confederation  Life Association.  The Phoenix  Fire  Insurance Company.  The Dominion  Building & Loan Association, of Toronto.  Mines Inspected and Reported Upon.  Several good lots in government townsites of New Denver and Nelson to be .sold- cheap.  Stores and oflices to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river, near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  "A������  UOTS FOR SALE IN ADDITION "A  TO SELL ON EASY TERMS.  Adjoining thc.government townsite of Nelson  AT $125.00  AND  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values .sure to increase.   Apply  W. A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or lnncs & Richards, "Vancouver, B.C. -  W. A. JOWETT,  UPWARDS.  App'.v nt Once lo  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Bank of Montreal.  ���������4MriT.ll> (ail {lititl nil). *1?.<MMMMM>  Ki>r.     ."    .     .     .     <;.<mmmhh������  Sir DONALD A. SMITFI President  Hon. GI'X). A. DUL"*M.MOND,:....Vice President  K. a. CLOUSTON Genera! "Manager  Neslon Branch: IT W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (Kngland), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and sell   Sterling  Exchange  antl Cable  Transfers.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Koyal Charter. 1861.)  CAPITAL <]iiiiil up), .C(MMMMM)  (With power'to increase.)  iti:*KieYt; i'ii.M������. c^m**)   ',_.  1,%������,%,:('{';  ��������� l>...  Grant commorical and traveller's ..credits, avail-  - .able in any'part of thcworld;  Drafts issued; Collections niatle; Etc.  No one need go without Perry's Mining Map now as the price has been greatly reduced. Unmounted copies, one dollar. Mounted styles also reduced. Apply or write to   C. & K. S. N. Co., Nel-  soii,  or   Walbey & Co.,   Kaslo,  or T.  Abriel, Nakusp.  WANTED���������Bond and lease on mining Property.   Prospect   or   partly developed.  State full particulars  (B.) "Miner Office.     .  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 31 per cent.  ARMITT & EASHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  2ST_3LSO_T   BEANCH.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  _3_^_i._q-c___:s=    ..  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kaniloops.  United Statics���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  nui, and Seattle.      l>  1IEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON.  - ��������� England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branclie=: "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 Yoi'K;  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  S  AVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW   DENVER, B. C.  Deposits received at $1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 'il per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE X. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  A      S. GOING,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND  SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH  17,  1894-  A  AGAINST THOSE WHO SEEK  UNDUE  ADVANTAGE BY CHARTER.  The I'rcinit-r's Altitude no lloulil !������<<itl<'<l  llie Purchase of .Mineral 4'IhIiii tnvin'd It.v  llamilion, ���������The lliill Mines (.'oiiiikiii.v's  Kill lo he Amended.  On Kellie's annual bill, providing for  the sin-render of the country to private  individuals who might wish to make use  of it, the House this week divided equally, as follows :���������Ayes���������Messrs. Adams,  Brown, Fletcher, Grant, Forster, Hall,  Hunter, Keith, Kellie, Kitchen, Mac  Ken/ie, Semlin, Stoddart, Sword, and  Watt.���������15-  Nays.���������Messrs. Anderson. Baker,  Beaven, Booth, Cotton, Croft, Davie,  Eberts, Home, Martin, Milne, PooJey  Punch, Rogers, and Smith.���������15.  En giving liis deciding vote, Mr. Speaker said:���������I am always opposed to delegating powers of the House to private  individuals, and in this case il is quite  clear that the powers sought ought to be  reserved. He therefore gave his casting  vote against the bill.  Carlhoo Mining Kill.  Mr. Eberts moved the second reading  of the Cariboo Hydraulic mining company's bill.    He stilted that about fifty  per' cent of the stock of the company is  held by the individuals whose chums llie  present company, who have already  made an expenditure of $80,000, have  bought. The properties dealt with in  this bill are the Loo Qwong, Ting Chong  Hill claims, the Bullion, Bonanza, South  Fork hydraulic mining company's, the  Channel, and the William Stephenson  mining leases, all on the south fork of  the Qnesnelle river, about 3{r miles east  from Qnesnelle Forks townsite. It will  cost between $200,000 and $800,000 to  complete the preparations for operating these mines, and in consequence of  the large amount of capital at stake, it  was desired to secure a better class of  tenure���������to secure for these claims as  good a title as could be had for a quart'/  claim; and he saw ho reason why the  company could not get crown grants as  desired. In addition they asked that  they might acquire contiguous hinds to  those they had acquired by purchase, to  an extent not greater than 250 acres, to  enable them to follow if necessary the  claim now located in the'river. They  also wished legislation lo authorize thern  to use the 2000 inches of water to which  they are entitled, upon any claims which  they may acquire.  The bill encountered much opposition,  on the ground that the company was  seeking too much, and debate upon it  was adjourned.  much annoyance. They evidently had  to come to it in the end. There is every  reason to beliew that the bill will now  receive its second und third reading.  lliill   Mines Kill.  Mr. Eberts moved the second reading  of the Mall .Mines Company bill. The  second reading was assented to, but  from the discussion which it provoked  it is assured that, the objectionable  clauses providing for the expropriation  of what land the company sees fit to  expropriate, will be stricken out iii commit tee.  The remarks of Premier Davie, on the  bill bear out the objections made by the  Minhh some weeks ago when the copy  of the reached Nelson.  Hon. Mr. Davie said there did appear  to be some unusual provisions in this  bill. He failed to see why the company  if they wished a site for smelting works  should not purchase the land required in  the ordinary way, without being granted  the right to expropriate. He liked to  encourage capital when it came into the  county, but he thought the. promoters of  this bill were asking to union, with comparatively lit tie ;id vantage to themselves.  He would not oppose the second reading of the bill, but when it came to be  considered in committee would ask to  have the clause objected to struck out.  choice of the  representative (?) assemblage.���������Nakusp Ledge.  LABOUCHERE'S TRICK.  Ready* Cash is the  WANT MORE MONEY  Ihe  ���������iii'liose  of  From the lievei'iimeitt.  1'or  Fighting  Fire.  Following the meeting of the Hospital  society sufficient members of the council  of the Board of Trade convened and  discussed the government appropriation  for fire purposes.  The action of the government in cutting down the appropriation from $250  to $200 was denounced, as was also tlie  fact that Kaslo received no appropriation whatever.  A resolution was formed requesting  that the grant he increased and setting  out th;ib the government buddings here  warranted such ct proceeding.  London, March .13.���������In the house of  commons, Henry Lahouchere proposed  as an a mend me nt tojhe address in reply  to the queen's speech abolition of the  house of lords. After the discussion and  considerable excitement the amendment'  w;is put to a vole and passed, M7 to 1,15,  in spite of the opposition of the government. When the figures were announced  they caused an outburst of prolonged  cheering, which was renewed when tlie  deputy speaker- rend the address in reply  tti the queen's speech, witli Labouchere's  amendment attached to it.  Division on Labouchere's amendment  occurred earlier than was expected and  man j* members were absent at dinner.  The majority was composed of 73 Mc-  Ciuthyitesand Parnellites, thereniaindcr  being radicals. When the division paper  was handed to Lahouchere a tremendous cheer broke from the Irish and  radical benches and 'members standing  below the gangway and excitedly cheering and waving their handkerchief's,  while the government tellers looked  pale, especially Chief Whip Ellis. All  the ministers looked downcast, while  Balfour smiled ironicallv.  Best Introduction .  KELLIES AMBITIONS. .  lie   Hits   His   Fye on A Still    in  (lit' iloicse  Of Commons.  J. M. Kellie has announced to his  political admirers that be will not be a  candidate for legislative honors this  summer. He says he has received requests to stand for the Commons from  nianvo important men in Yale, Lilloet,  Cariboo and the two Kootenays, and he  will probably meet, their requests. .'John-  Andrew M;ir;i. has received many unkind  cuts in the Kootenay, but to be opposed  by Mister Kellie is the most unkind cut  of all.  The first social of the Christian Endeavor  society will be held at the residence of  Mrs. \V. P. -Robinson, on the evening of  Thursday next. There is no admission or  c llecliou, and  everyone i-invi'-ed;  The Ladies Aid Society of; the Presbyterian chinch will ������in-: an ''At Home'* in  Carney's Hall on Tuesday evening the 20th.  A spelling bee will be one ol' this ui.t.riic-  fions, also music giunes-aud refreshments.  A collection will be taken afc the door.  John GilMins given up the man.igeiuent  of the Nelson Hotel dining-room, ;iud has  been succeeded by Charley Phillips. John  will hav(.> eh urge of the Slocan dining-  room, at Iviislo. which holel is being run by  E. E.'Phiiir.  To Present to ..... .  R. E. LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargains which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardware,   and  ,   Miners'supplies afford.  are  Cheap  Chinese Sugar,  Farst-Cilas Cood������ Only  at the  ���������"Eioit  !-li  stock  Erus,   ������.2  liso all  SI ill Meeting Objections.  * On resuming the debate on the Hall  Mines company's bill, Mr. Eberts,'who  has the bill iu baud, said he was quite  ���������willing to. strike out the words which gave  the company the right to expropriate bind  for smelters, bat he contended for the  company's right to expropriate for the  purpose of securing electrical.powers.  Col. Baker objected. If the act passed it  ���������would be opening up a new and dangerous  principle. He would object to all except  tramways.  Mr. Beaven thought that the principle of  expropriating land, such  as sought by the  .hill a"very dangerous innovation.  Mr.. Brown moved an amendment to  strike out all the words referring to concentrating works, smelters, power-houses,  etc., leaving- the company power to expropriate for tramways.  Mr. Kellie moved iiu amendment to the  amendment striking out the words." smelter works," only.  ' Some -discussion took plaee on the  amendments and much confusion arose in  the miuds of members as to the manner in  which the question was put from the chaiiy'  and doubts were expressed as to the manner in which"it should be put.  Mr.  Beaven and Mr.  Eberts got into a  row, used "'unparliamentary language, and  . the committee rose, and reported progress.  elected Ollicers.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining company  has elected the following officers; '���������'. M.  McLeod, president: R. J. Bealey, vice president; G. W. Richardson, secretary treasurer. The directorate is composed of the  above named and J. Fred Hume and J. "  Bitchier    '~~ :        "T-"  _.  .New IJirei'lors Filleted.  "At the recent annual meeting of the  Kootenay & Columbia prospecting, and  Mining company held in Ottawa, the reports showed that notwithstanding the depression iu the silver market a satisfactory  business had been done, the fine quality of  ore mineil having brought good returns.  Work will be pursued vigorously during  the coming season. The following directors were appointed: Archibald-Stewart,'  Hector McKae, S. I-L Fleming, W. A.  Allan, and G. P. Brophy, all of Ottawa.  fob sau:.  SAL1<"-U.. O.:wliito-LcKho  pur sobling of li") from prizt.  kinds of early garden plants. Orders by inni  filled. Terms strictlv cash. Mrs U. Topping  Station P. O. Kovelsloke, B.C.  INKS*-"-  Stephen's Writing  and Copying, in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints,  DN'S     BAY    COMPANY,  BAKKK STJIKIST,   NRLSON.  ' AGENTS  KOll  Hiraiii "Walker & Son's,       Jos. Schlifz Brewing Co.       Fort Garrv Flour "M ills  Distillers Milwaukee, U. S. Manitoba  P. O. box (39.  Telephone 21.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S.- K. corner Baker suul Josephine streets.  NELSON, 13. C.  riTT  .^  i-JN ii  \>  3B0S.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND ,  INSURANCE AGENTS/  Loans negotiated on Nelson property"     Collection's made.    .Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  Three Forks Townsite.  The bill introduced - by Forbes G-.  Vernon providing for. the issuance of a  crown grant to the Messrs. Carpenter  and Hugonin for their Three Forks preemption was again discussed on its second  reading last week, lii moving the second  reading Varnon stated that there had  been some objections made by- other  parties, but thes" had since been withdrawn, and ii huge petition had been,  presented in favor- of the. bill, as in the  best interests of West Koote.nay. Elsewhere in this issue' is a report of the  purchase of the mineral claim by Messrs.  Barnard & Co. The statement of the  commissioner that the objections to the  issuance of a crown grant had been withdrawn may be taken as a verification of  ��������� the purchase of Hamiltons interests by  Barnard. If the owners of this townsite  bad evinced a" desire to respect others  rights, instead of riding roughshod over  them, they would have save  A|>|>i-aiM'iii<'ii)s   Salisl'aeory.  The appraisements on the losses at the  Kaslo fire by the insurance companies  have all been satisfactory. W. Palmer  Clark, of Winnipeg appraised for the  Quebec, G. O. Woodman", inspector for  the United .and Atlas, appraised for both  these companies, and O. T; Stone acted  in the same capacity for the London and  Lancashire. .  themselves  l'tisliin^  Work' on  the It, A' A. L. -  Work on the Revelstoke and Arrow  Lake Ry. is being pushed on to completion in spite of the deep snow. About  -lOp.inen are employed between the wig-,  wain and the end of the track at the  mouth i������f the N. E. Arm. The rock  cuttings below the- Green Slide are progressing . rapidly and it is'said will be  ready for the rails sis soon as airy other  portion south of it. The Revelstoke Lumber Co. is getting out 30,000 additional  ties, and grading contracts have been let  to Messrs. Haney, O'Leary and Welsh,  with orders to push on the work with all  speed. The road it is stated, will be in  running order from Revelstoke to the  head of Arrow Lake by the first week in  June.���������Kootenay Star.  Stafibrds' Combined Black. |  '' "   .   Carmine. [  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink.  Dalley's Frost Proof  Ink.  >li:i������M'AL.    v  T?.    C. AltTllUIl, A.M.., M.]).," .    ���������  -PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coiio.vicn rou West Kootenay,  ' Ollice over Nelson Drug Store,  / ". West Baker street,  > Nelson, B.C.  T^|    LaBAU,   M.I).,  . ',,      Physician and Surgeon,'���������'  Rooms 3. anil 1,  Houston Block  Nelson, B.C.      -   o  Telephone 12.       "  ������������������"rt- >������     '.I   ',  _r.   or.  PANTS,'   PANTS,     PANTS,  To make room for Fall Stock  I will sell fifty pairs of Pants  at $7; $8; and $9* each, or  three for _ $20, $23 and $25,  also suits from $30, up. Now  is the time to save  money.  SQTJIEE,  Corner Ward and Baker Streets,  As   Others. S������'e_ It.  The Redistribution bill has apparently  disconcerted the promoters of the Nelson  convention   scheme. ^  Kaslo   has   been  given a,i sop for its opposition by being  allowed seven delegates instead of live,  to attend.the promised  'mammoth   ex- j  hibition  of oratorical offort and legisla-!  tive wisdom.    How disgusted would be j  a certain few were Kaslo to receive the;  K.  C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYEK.  AND MINING ENGINEER 0  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought tend .sold.   Box 73. Vancouver. B. C.  UAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE NSSr-  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  W/^atclies, ^locksJ Jewellery^  arj_ Silverware, _>HoWr> iij -Ihe  Warerooijis   ol  S. DAVYS.  MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street. l'  NELSON, B. C.  -  '     Il  The  Jeweller,  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON..- B. Ol

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