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 The Mines in -'  Kootciiii}' are Amoiiy  (lie  Richest iu  , America.  THE  I  T'isOi-cs   arc  -ijth-C'iMiJt  iii  <u>Ul,  Silver,  C>->j>er, "'  an i  ic.nl.  Whole Nu.mhkk 191  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday, April  14,   1894.  Subscription Price $2 per Year.  If  Mil! Ill OF A WEEK  SOME DISSATISFACTION AMONG HALL  MINES MEN  The Time for I'erforiiiiiiK Assessment Work  Tor the Current Yeur   Extended to duly  .'II.   I Sir. The   Case   of   II.   SI. SI. John  Held Over I'or i:i������hl   l������:iy������.  H. IT. St. Johii, manager ol: the Idaho  Mining company, was brought before  stipendiary magistrate Sprout, on Monday afternoon, for a hearing ou the  charge, pi efened against him oi' converting to his own use the .sum of $400, the  property of George W. Hughes.    .  J. LI. .Bowes appeared for the prosecution, and John Elliot for the defense.  Bob. Ewart, of Kaslo,- was the only  witness called, he appearing for the  prosecution.  Defendants counsel appli'eil for a remand for eight diiys, which was granted  and applied for bail, which was also  granted, being .$900 in St. John's recognizance and one surety for $800of William Nivens. .       - ,  The time for perform ing assessment  work on mineral claims dining the cui-  rent year has practically been extended  fco July 31, 1895.  ��������� The change comes in aii amendment to  the mineral act amendment now before  the house for: consideration. It was  moved by J. M. Kellie in the following  words-:'��������� "Notwithstanding anything  contained in' the mineral act, 1801, and  amending acts, the time., fo r. perform ing  the annual assessment work upon mineral claim's for the current year is hereby-  extended to July 31, 1895."  .The/amendment received the support  of Col. Baker, Mr. Cotton and Mr. Smith',  and was adopted, after which the mineral act amendment received its third  reading and was formally passed.  While at work Keefer has picked up a  number' of small nuggets, which he distributed among his friends in town for  scarf pins. Keefer knows "the ground  probably as well as anyone, having been  associated with it when it was first experimented with in a small way by some  Vancouver parties. He is satisfied the  gold is in the property and looks for big  "clean-ups" when the present company  commence operations.  .1 One-Sided System.  Much complaint is heard among the  men employed by the Hall mines company on Toad mountain. All the work  is being done under a style of contract.  That is, the men figure on running drifts  at so much a foot, without having any  specified number of feet.,  .  As is well known, when a man has  anything in the shape of a contract, he  works much harder than' he could be expected to do if he were working for so  much per- day. The complaint of the  men is, that if by extra hard work they  secure anything over- the miner's scale,  the company either stops the work on  that particiilar drift or lessens the contract. On the other- hand if a man takes  a contract, and in a week or two ascertains that he cannot make wage's, there  is no hope of his securing better terms  for the same work.  An attempt has been made by some of  the men to have the nil in ber of feet specified in their contracts,' brit in fh'is they  claim to have been unsuccessful.  subaqueous mining on the Thompson  river, reports a clean-up with good results, the quantity of flour gold being  remarkable. This week the Pinch company will be operating on the Fraser.  Predicts Hope for .Silver.  Loxdox, April 7.���������The Statistics, in  sketching the history of the silver markets since 18SS, concludes that the recent  fall in the pi-ice of silver is due to the  panic and that recovery is inevitable, if  Indian mints are reopened, perhaps to  dud, hut Statistics adds that the extent  of this depends upon whether India will  resume buying on the usual scale.  TRAIL   CREEK  NOTES.  Carl. Kleinschmidt arrived in town  .this week after a two months stay on the  outside. Kleinschmidt will be among the  first to commence operations ou the Salmon.and in the St. Mary's district so  soon as the snow perm its. He severely  bruised his foot, by falling through a  ti'Lip-door in a Nelson mercantile house  oil Sunday, and at present can only get  around with great difficulty.  Tlie Bis "end.  J. W. McCreary, one of the owners of  the Consolation mine on French:cfeek  has left Revelstoke for that' property,  occompanied by P. J. Nichols, ii well  known mining man, who hais been1 con-  nectedwi th t he Mb'h'f e Chlr'isto and other  good mines.  George Laforme, E. R. Herrick and  Frank Boiitph reached, Revelstoke hist  week from French creek, Big-Bend!, La-  forme brings down over $1,100 worth of  nuggets l*i;orn the Consolation mine, the  result of the past three weeks' working.  They are . now taking out $12 a day to  the man, the new ground close ahead being expected to pan out much richer.  The two men working on the Vandall  claim are averaging $100 a week, with  better- ground in sight. Gus Lund is  still sinking in his mine and will be on  bed rock shortly.  Mock on file  Silver Kiic^.  The Hall mines road, which for some  weeks has been impassable, has been put  in shape again, the snow being shovelled.  down to the old sleigh-bod. There is  plenty of snow from the edge of the timber- to the mine. The repairing of the  "r-oa"d~(7ii"m"e���������noire" t"no^"si"a^hT^i^sT)j^li"es"  were becoming short. A load of powder  was taken up on Tuesday.  "Work on t.his Lizzie i:. I  ���������Work has been suspended on the Liz- j  zie C, the tunnel being in n >w .- o no 300'  feet.   There has  been  abouc-$400 worth .  of.work done on- the  property now, but ���������  unless there is some stir on the hill this  siimmer  nothing  further   will   be "done ���������  this season. ������ The air in  the umnei is be-  coming  bail  and   when   operai ions  aie'  commenced again Ihe first work will be  to/connect, the shaft wiih the tunnel and  drift along the. vein.' i  tiogng Sialics a find.  A. S. Going,- i'oiiVretiy of' Nelson^has  returned to Nnnah'iio from China creek,  where he has been engaged in a mineral  survey for the E. & N. railway. He reports having located 21 group of claims a  mile and a half 'east of Twenty mile  cabin, the ore from- which assays $25.80  in gold and "$17.75 silver. The snow in  the vicinity of the Golden Eagle is eighteen feet deep, but lower down it is only  a few inches...  Cronsjlailc's Commission.  H. E. Croasdaile is experiencing soine-  thing'of "the law'.s delay" in his endeavor  to collect  $15,000 for services from the  owners of the Hall interest in the Hall  Mines company. < ~      ���������  The case was up in Victoria on Saturday. The divisional court consisting of  justices Crease, McCreightand VValkem,  giving judgment in Croasdaile vs. Hall,  allowing the appeal. In this" action H.  E. Cioiusuaile.siied jjic Halls of.the Hall  "Mines for"S15J000 for services rendered  in conned ion with the sale of the mines  to an English syndicate. No fixed  amount of remuneration was ever fixed.  Judgment was signed in default of appearance and on a summons by the defendants to set aside judgment. Mr.  Justice Drake set it aside subject to the  payment, info, court, of $10,000. 'From  Mr. Drake's order the defendants now  appeal on the .ground arnpngol hers that  the writ was endorsed for an' unliquidated demand and 'therefore final judgment could not be entered in default of  tho appearance. The court was unanimous iri holding that the appeal.should  be allowed. Costs to.ihe defendants in  any event.. A. E. Phillips for the appellants and Lindley Crease for- the respondent.  Want a Bounty 011 Pig Lead.  The provincial legislature has passed a  resolution'.introduced, by   Mr. .Rogers,  "praying, the Dominion  government to  give a bounty on pig lead/   "Whereas.!  by the Dominion  tariff a  bounty of $2 !  per ton on pig iron isallowed;.and where- j  as there is a large quantity of lead ore in j  the province which might be mined arid  become a valuable industry and source  of profit:   Therefore be.it resolved, that  the Dominion government  be urged to  make a similar regulation in the tariff  and allow a bounty on pig lead."  The Work at Forty-Xiiic. u  Geo. H. Keefer, one of the contractors  ���������       ii  for the work of putting the Nelson Hydraulic company's ground in shape, was  in from FortyrNine creek this week, and  took'out four additional men, with a  view to hurrying the work aiong.  I.oui* Kva-rN Koimiiice.  Louis Evers, an old California placer  miner-, has been engaged by Carl Kleinschmidt to superintend the Salmon river-  placer ground held by him. Evers left  this week for the Salmon.  Evers" has probably hadasromantic an  experience with the goddess of fortune  as any man who has followed the gamble  of mining. He has'at..different times  been worth as in rich as half a million,  but the ups and downs of mining and  mining legislation, have Left. him., now  with little,or nothing, and this week in  the neighborhood L of seventy years of  age, he is commencing anew on the Salmon;     -''..,  Evers made one fortune in Alder  gulch, Montana, .where he, onc,e owned  six miles of placer ground, and worked  over 100 hundred men in the daVs when  placer miners' werepard $6",per day! He  also cleaned up sqiri'e $0OJ000 in Confederate gulch, one of the'richest gulches  in the history of American niining,  and.did almqst equally> well in German  gulch near Silver Bow*        -.       ,., .,  The celebrated debris laws of California; which wrecked so. many placer mining companies, wiped out Evers with  the rest.  Their First Clean ri������'.  Col. Under-wood, of the Finch Mining  company,,  which  has  been  working at  G. Dozois has 'brought down in his  scow some forty tons of gold quartz ore  from the O. K., which is now loaded on  cars at Northport for shipment to Ta-  coma. The returns from the smelter  will be eagerly looked for'.  The Nickel Plate mine has been supplied this week with engine and boiler  for hoisting and ventilating. The lowest  assay from this property yielded $105  per- ton; a trial carload of ore returned  $83 per ton from the Butte smelter.  The steamer Columbia has brought in  a steain engine, .and boiler and hoisting  machinery for the Le Roi mine, in charge  of Colonel Peyton.-  The Le Roi is now open to the depth  of 200 feet: and the ore is richer at the  200 f iot level than at the 100 foot.      '  T. A. Garland as  members of the Board  were accepted.  The annual reports  were not, ready so |  the accounts were not taken up.  Ke.suiiiiii<i: Work on  llie Kootciiiiy lints.  The Kootenay Valley Reclamation Co.,  has   commenced  work   for  the season.  They  will employ from  25 to 30 white  men and about 40 Chinamen. George  A. Keefer is the chief engineer in charge  of the woi'k, as last year-, hut a new supr  eriutendent has been appointed to succeed Mr. Little.'resigned. Mr. Alexander-  president of the company, will arrive in  New York from England on the 10th,  and is expected here soon thereafter.  NEW  DENVER  NOTES-  It is reported that the Silvertoh and  Fisher Maiden, situate oh. Four, Mile  creek, have been bonded by J. G. Davenport for $30,000; $2000 cash. $8000 in  sixty days, and the balance in twelve  months. ,- .-.��������� ,  \ Work o'ri the Alpha group" will be restarted iri a day or two.  Mr. McNaught has 100 tons of first-  class shipping ore warehoused at Silver-  tori.  "Dad" Robertson is doing considerable  work on the Glen Gordon, situate below  the Alpha group.  .Two meri named Cavaiiah and Daly  were today charged before Justices jjof  the Peace Wilson and Bogle, with stealing ten gallons of rum at the head of  Slocan lake. The case was remanded  until Saturday next.  For some reasons not yet explained,  the New Denver- mail was allowed to lie  at Three; Forks for two and a half days.  David B. Bogle has, of his own free  will, undertaken to see that Capt. Fitz-  stubbs is out of office as gold commissioner within six months. From the  Tribune of the 2-flh ultimo, it would appear' as if that paper was attempting the  same object. If Mr. Bogle's influence is  no more extensive in other places than  it-is afr-New���������Deneer���������he-wou'ld���������be'still"  more ignoininously defeated in this attempt than he was at the primary for  the humorous convention.  In addition to the contract to board  the men on the Nakusp & Slooan railway, Mi-. S. T: N.ault will shortly open a  hotel, store, and real estate office at Wilson creek,    Strike on  tlie /Mountain Chief. -  The men employed in running the  tunnel on the Mountain Chief ledge,  have encountered the vein at a depth of  about 250 feet. The vein is reported to  be seven and one half inches thick. Geo.  W. Hughes, the owner of tho property,  left Kaslo for thiamine on receiptor  the news His pleasant smile will be  somewhat expanded when he visits town  again.  Important tinitl  Properly sold.  Boise, Idaho, April 0.���������[Special.]���������An  important mining deal was consumated  here today. Benjamin Wilson sold to  J. C. Kemp, representing a London syndicate', his'placer lands iri the vicinity of  Pioneer,  in   the* Boise basin  near this  city,. The consideration.is;$300',000. The  tracts sold aggregate about 2000 acres,  the pay dirt being from thirty to forty-  feet deep on an average.. The sale includes' several miles of ditches and flumes  and all the hydraulic- apparatus belonging to the property. These claims have  been worked for thirty years, and have  produced a large amount of gold. The  product is an unknown quantity, as no  figures have ever been given out.  Formerly the ground helonged to a  number of companies, but all other interests were bought out by Mr. Wilson  many years ago. He has since worked  the property continuously.  SAVAGE LARCENY CASE.  Stipendary    Magistrate   Wright,   of  Kaslo, does not appear to be a bright  and shining legal light.  Some time ago Paul Savage was arrested and tried for burning the town of  Kaslo. There was not sufficient evidence  to associate Savage with the burning of  the town, so he was discharged.  About the time the town was being  burned, a house .was entered, and among  other things a watch was stolen. When  Savage was.arrested in the Nelson hotel-  for arson, the stolen watch was left in  the room which he occupied.  The case of stealing,was up before the  magistrate this week. A number of  witnesses were called from Nelson, the  watch was identified; but the prosecu-  tipnfailed to adduce evidence lo show  that Savage hud been, in ,the room iri  which the, watch was fop rid.',- ....':.  The magistrate has taken the case into  his advisement, but .as the mat ter stands,  ! it is difficult t.o see.how,a conviction can  follow.  '. '  An Execution Sale.  The furnishings of, the Victoria hotel  were.sold on..Monday, under an execu:  cution for arrears,in rent amounting to  [IT  UJ  i  at  DEPUTATION SAID TO  HAVE BEEN  SUCCESSFUL IN VICTORIA.  The Telegraph  Wires' ICcIiik Down Prevent.  Corroltornlioii of the Mnn.v Stumors Concerning Hie tJovcriiKieiirs Acl ion in the  Mailer and  the Mature of its Aid.  The Kaslo delegation which has been in  Victoria interviewing the" government respecting the construction of the Kaslo-  Slocau railroad, are expected to a in ve in  Nelson this evening.  There are all sorts of rumors going round  respecting the measure of success which  the delegation seemed in its endeavor-to  induce the government to give substantial  aid to the Kaslo-SIocau railway company,  and owing to the intermittent teltgraph  system between here and Victoria, the  Minek is unable to reconcile many of ihe  contradictory statements. ;:-  G. O. Buchanan acted as interpreter, for  the delegation, and with so much at stafie  as he has, it is safe to presume that lie  made out a strong case for, tlie railway  company. Several other, members of the  delegation addressed Premier Davie during  the same interview, and ma 'y'glowih'gpictures of future prbgi ess were' painted,- as  being the direct effect of the1 building 6f  the Kaslo-Slocan narrow-.juti-e froai Kaslo  to the mines." ; ������������������������������������;-  ^ The government was represented by  Premier Davie, Mr. Vernon' and Hoii. Colonel Baker. '  G. O. Buchanan  was the onlv speaker  $619.   ..Deputy   Sheriff. Robinson   con- j wno gave anything line an  ou'Uii.e as fo  '  ducted, the-sale, .which was well atten- ��������� whatthe Kaslo-Slocari  railway co'mn'a'riV  ded.   Dunca"   "������T-^r,.,i/r *i��������� ,������������������������,���������,,.. ���������t I '-1 -- *������-- ���������--- ���������-* i-'i    >t   ������������������        ' "-������������������*.  the prein  bought in  everything ottered  with, hut | iauway company on wuom tne peop  few exceptions.   The furnishings, which ; depended to   assist   th^m in developing  originally cost in'the neighborhood of! their mines', .had been unable to finauce  $3fKK>I'..hrb'r.ght-h'ii't.$.r>50.'..'P'f tbisaiuountitheir selienie on account of the gbve-"irient  but $26 worth-of property  got into out: j aid given to the Nakusp & Slocan railway  side hands. j Financiers' would not help a railway com- *  .1 mgiu opposition* with a road  which had  [been   furthered, aud would probiibL   b'e  maintained by the government.   The d'e'e-  : gallon asked as a "matter of justice that  i thc people of Kaslo and  Kooteaav lake be  placed on the same footing as the people on  the other side of the same district, as fans the government aid to railways was concerned."  Since the' meeting of the Executive, various rumors as to the action ul the government in  this  matter have  been received  Charges Fall to Connect.  The people of Nelson who have been  led to expect something sensational in  regard to 'rumored charges against, gold  commissioner Fitzstubbs, will read the  i following  extract from  the  legislative  proceedings with some surprise:���������  j    Mr.   Brown   asked:    1     Have    any  | charges been preferred against the government agent in   West   Kootenay dis-, _   ._���������   _   ������������������.���������   ���������MI 11A.W1CU.  trict (Mr.  Fitzstu'bbs)  of  improper con-! One message, sent to Kaslo, stated that the  duct in the discharge of his official duties?  2 If so, what, was the nature of the  -ChlU'g es ?- _3-_W b n.fc-Ste ps..h as_t h e- go vern -  ment taken to investigate the matter!-*  Hon. Mil. Davi.E replied  that no such  charges have been preferred.  STRUCK : OUT.  I government had complied with every request made by tho railway company, in-  f c I udi 11 g-i rgua rau tee-0 t~i"n t'er'es'tlrtT litTrate-"  I of four per cent on company bunds to the  ; extent of 310,000 per mile. Another was to  j the effect that the aid was  in tlie thape of          -'" i land grants, in  different sections  of  the  Dr. LaBau has been appointed medical ,' province, but all  messages  received agree "  attendant at the South  Kootenay Lake j tUat the road will be constructed this sum-  General hospital. -������    t*     " inner.  Frank Fletcher has a well written re- j  view of the history of West- Kootenay j  in the March number of the Western;  World, which is just to hand. '  J. F. Ritchie left this week for Kettle'  River on survey work. He wasaccom-f  panied hy Thomas P. O'Fai'i-ell, .and:  Senator Tunstall, of the Red Block. j  The gold commissioner', jus health of-1  ficer, will see to it, that till whose prein- j  ises are drained by the'Ward creek'  sewer, make connect ions with the sewer-  before, the warm weather. I  The first train of the season left the I  C & K. depot on Wednesday afternoon. .  At.Robson the steamer Kootenay was in  waiting and made the trip to Nakusp. :  From this point the steamer Lytton will i  endeavor to make Revelstoke. .  Frank Fletcher, land commissioner for  the C. <fc K. land department, has given  the occupiers of the log cabins, near the  city wharf, notice to quit the premises  \o Extension  ���������f  -rime   lor   This Vr.-n-H As.  scssiiicnl  Work.  R. "E. Lemon, president, of the South  Kootenay Board of Trade, received a telegram Friday evening from-Lieutenant  Colonel James Baker, Minister of Mines,  to the effect, that the amendment to the  mineral acl, offered by J.M. Kellie, extend-'  ing the time for doing assessment work on  mineral claims during the current year till  July 31, 1895, had been, struck outtof the  bill.  To a first   telegram, forwarded   bv the  president of the Board of Trade,-protesting  against the incorporation of the extension   "  clause, Lieutenant-Governor Devilncv re--  If the commissioners hint is not taken i phed that the protest had arrived too htV  "  the buildings will be torn down.   . j-that the bill had been assented to, and that  the House had risen.       .   '  The'second telegram from Coloiiel Baker,-  Kellie Ciettliig Even.  Mr. Kellie has taken  up the charges,        .,-,,_ .,,.,.  .    .    ,>    .   .      +,.^   ./ 1 . ,   r      ment had been acquainted with thri m inner  igainst   Captain    Fitzstubbs    and   has  ,������������������ wj���������-���������h fh��������� ���������i������������������������������������,. ^^.-A ,".. ���������������������������  would seem to indicate, that  the govcrii-  i    i t l.        /i\    r    11 1m which the clause;' extending thru- iw <i������  asked for a return    1) of all  correspon-  sessment work,, would affect t��������� (l n ft  deuce   between   John    Sanderson,   em- ' 'md verv nronpriv rpp,imm"ffl/i l\    1 Vi,   -a  ployed as. foreman  on  the Nakusp and ' Kc^  Slocan  trail  in the year 1892,   and. the : Ut   he obJectlou:iWe clause.  1 Xcvr Oflieeis Appointed.  The South Kootenay Board of Trade  held its annual meeting Monday, when  the following officers were elected: R.  E. Lemon, president; Frank Fletcher,  vice-presideut; George A. Bigelow. secretary-treasurer.  The resignation of F. 31; McLeod and  Hon.- Jlr. Vernon, chief commissioner of  lands and  works,  arid   Napoleon  Fitzstubbs, gold commissioner, iri regard to  the payment ofJ$75 by the said gold com-,,  missioner -to   one "William   Smith  for  j work performed  on   said  trail  for the  j months of August and Sept ember in the . trip  j year-aforesaid.   (2)   Of the names of all  ! employees of the government employed  ' constructing roads, trails, streets, bridges  j arid wharves, or other   work   in   West  j Knotenav district, from 1st of Januarv,  1802,   to "81st  of  December,   1893;   the  Wanted.���������A pant- maker, or an apprentice,    Fred. J. Squire.  The steamerLytlon, which left Nakusp  this week for Re%'elstoke, came within  sixteen miles of that town oh her initial  E\ M. Chadbourn and Edward Apple-  waite left this week for the Salmon, with  a view of inspecting.. some, hydraulic  ground.  Fred.  J. Sqviire has just received his  amounts paid to each party so employed,   spring stock of tweed, serge and ^o-^t-d  , an'1,thP di\tPf-when, <:'Moyed ! suitings and  trouserings    Now  isiht  ���������    Ihe resolution asking  for the returns   time tn order vour sprim-  ;-.,-*     TVir^  i was assented to: to suit the times. ������.-������������������-. *������ THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL,  14,  1894.  MINING  REVIEW.  A High Authority tiives a Hopeful Forecast  for (he Near Future.  There is no doubt that mining would  have recovered long ago had it not been  obliged to bear the load of ageneral depression, due to causes entirely outside  of its own limits. While auriferous and  other mines are regarded as a speculation upon which to ask only surplus capital, we must wait an amelioration of the  general financial position before we can  expect to see an upward movement in  mining shares. Everyone who is at all  inte.-ested in the prosperity of mining  must, therefore, watch with some degree  of anxiety the industrial revival which  seems now to be upon the point of taking place. Until a considerable increase  in the world's output of gold corrects in  some measure the discrepancy that exists between the yellow metal and silver,  it"is not easy to see how we can look forward to any revival of activity in other  branches ot mining.  While the silver  incubus weighs so  . heavily upon industrial enterprise generally, it cannot be expected that investors will sink their money in undertakings that are especially affected by this  evil. The chief drawback in copper- mining is that the depreciation of silver has  deprived the majority of - the copper  companies of their principal sources of  revenue, and it is certain that until the  collapse of the white metal many concerns were able to continue their operations merely for the sake of the profit  which they secured upon the bye-product.  Notwithstanding this difficulty of making copper mines pay, the position is  now much more satisfactory than it has  been for a long while past.  With the restriction of output stocks  have been declining rapidly, and under  normal financial conditions the outlook  1 would be an encouraging one. Unfortunately, however, the industry cannot  revive while there exists so much uncer-  ��������� tainty as to the course of copper prices.  It is true that there have been steady  , purchases of copper in France and elsewhere, but it is thought that this has  been done under the belief that values  cannot descend much lower, and in anticipation of a rising market when the  metal would again be offered for sale in  enormous quantities.   This  hypothesis  , would seern to-have only a restricted ap-  Elic.iition, as the sources of consumption  ave certainly, within the past few  years, been very largely increased, and  it is probable that the speculators would  ' not think it worth their while to lay in  ' secret stocks, when it is possible for the  American copper companies to avail  themselves of any advance to send over  considerable supplies.  Not only copper, but tin and lead depend to a greater or less degree upon the  tendency of silver, and neither of these  metals can be expected to show any vitality until theposiiion of silver is clearly  defined. Whether this will take place  yet awhile may be very much doubted,  as the silver companies have it in their  power to glut llie market whenever they  can dispose of the metal at a profit,  and the interests involved are too much  at variance to enable them to carry out  any effective policy of restriction, even  if it were possible to correct the present  .economic ^TJ_l^>y^_a.i^tificii������J_ nutans.  Under these liVcuiiistahcesanyactivity  in mining must necessarily lie in ihe  direction of gold production. This  branch of enterprise offers a better guarantee for profitable returns than is possible in the case of a great many investments which have been considered as  perfectly safe.���������London Mining Journal.  SOMETHING LIKE RETALIATION.  NELSON  LOTS  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 HOB SON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  send down men-of-war to collect the interest on the debt for her bondholders,  as they will doubtless request, but if she  attempts force she will have to blockade  every harbor south of the Gulf of Mexico  and the Rio Grande, for the example of  Gutaemala is likely to be followed by  most, if not all, of the Latin-American  countries.  Similar action may be expected on the  part of the Argentine Republic. Telegrams from Buenos Ayers contain unmistakable evidence that the action of  Gutaemala is approved.���������The Mining &  Scientific Press.  Who Carries the Suck.  London, April 9.���������A bag belonging to  the British Columbia bank in this city,  containing ������7,800 in bank notes and bills,  was stolen Saturday from the counter of  Smith, Payen & Smith's bank. The bills  are not negotiable.  liaVe  Yoto  Seen  The New  issued by-  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  .ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  . Side Lights on tinateniiila's  Repudiation.���������  Where Will it End.  Recently tlie Minister of Gutaemala  in London, under instructions "from his  government, announced that the interest,  upon its bonded debt would .have to be  passed, on account of the low price of  silver and the high rate of exchange.  The Gutaemala dollar, which had been  worth from 75 to 79 cents, has dropped  to 38 and 41 cenIs, and as the revenues  of tlie "republic sire, received in silver the  '���������interest on the bonds ^is practically  doubled and the government is made to  pay S per cent interest-, instead of 4 percent per annum. The bonds, which have  been quoted from 55 to 60, dropped to cH)  when the news was known.  Englishmen, who have an association  "of American bondholders in London,  cabled their remonstrance to Gutaemala  and caused an investigation. They now  claim to have evidence, to justify them  in the opinion that, the default of Guta'e-  mala'is not due to any inability, to meet  her financial obligations, butis to punish  England for her opposition ^bimetallism and'her responsibility for the decline in the value of silver by suspending  silver coinage in India. The bondhold-  . ers have asked the government to intervene and enforce the payment of the  interest when due, and this is a question  that Lord Rosebery will have to meet.  Gutaemala has entered no denial, nor  is it thought that her government desires to conceal the motive of her policy.  Her justification will be that, by reason  of the policy of Great Britain, the national currency of Gutaemala is deprived  Of one-half its value aud its obligations  are therby doubled. The subjects of the  nation that is responsible for the situation  must suffer.     Great Britain may  Renewing thc Panama Scheme.  Paris, April 9.���������Persons representing  722,000 shares in the Panama canal enterprise met here today and resolved to entrust a syndicate of five with the founding of a new company to complete the  canal. They agreed to provide a first  subscription of 20,000,000 francs, this to  be subscribed proportionately, and the  share of the existiug committee to deducted from the assets distributed among  them.  A Stormy Director* meeting.  London, April 6.���������A stormy meeting  of the directors of the Bank of England  is in progress today. As a result of pressure brought to bear upon the board,  audience was given to, a delegation of  prominent stockholders. These presented a memorial demanding a thorough  investigation of the operations of the  various officials apointed by Cashier-  May, who was recently removed from  his"post owing to the discovery that he  had committed irregularities involving  the bank in a probable loss of one and a  quarter million dollars. The memorial  also hinted that legal proceedings might  ^eventually be necessary, and demanded  jtb-'* u,as a precautionary measure, three  ' iiv. ciers of. note should be placed on the  aire orate asthedirectrepresentafivesof  of t. great mass of stockholder's so that  the irectory should no longer be regarded as a close corporation.  In a lecture at Chicago on Friday of  last, week Theodore Westmark, the  young Scandinavian who has made two  explorations. of the Congo country in  Central Africa under the auspices, of  King Leopold II of Belgium, accused  Henry M. Stanley of having lunched on  human flesh to satisfy a morbid curiosity. He said that at Stanley pool in  1SS-1, Stanley, curious to know how  human flesh would taste, sent his servant  Duala to.procure a choice cut of native  mateiial. It was fried in butter and  served in pickles, but despite these accompaniments Stanley pronounced the  flesh tasteless.  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  ,.     TORONTO,    ONT-A.-RI-A.,  It is a simple promise to pay the sum insured, in the event of death.  It is absolutely free from all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  It is entirely void of all conditions save the payment 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-forfei table after two years.   The insured  being entitled to:  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for the further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender to'a  (h) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after five  years to a  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furnished upon application to the Head Office, or to any of the  company's Agents.   See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J.  D.  BREEZE   General Asent for B. c.  Agent for Nelson. 411 Cordova Street. Vancouver.  Furniture and Pianos,  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.  JAMES   MACPONALD  &  CO.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TRAINS   TO  AN������  FROM   NELSON   DAILY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tiicsilny, Thursday nn������l Saturday Evening,  With Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and "W cstbound through trains.  Through Tickets Issued,  0  Baggage Checked to Destination,  NO CU8TOMS DlKKICULTlES.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coach-  es, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc., apply  to nearest agent.,  4. HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson,  Or to ������JKO. McL. BKOWN,  District, Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  NELSON   STOKE:  No. 4 Houston * Ink Building, Josephine Street.  T  How Naggets <;row.  Dr. Selwyn, director of the Canadian  Geological Survey, and who, as the incumbent of a similar position in Victoria,  had plenty of chances for observation,  suggested, says the Daily Chronicle, that  gold nuggets grow in alluvial deposits by  the deposition of gold upon their surface.  A like view has been" advocated by other  geologists and.chemists, though opposed  by the undoubted fact that.all the gold  in placers arrived there by the disinte;  gration of quartz, in which it was  originally contained. This also is the  argument of Professor Liversidge, of  Sydney, who after many experiments  has come to the conclusion that though  large nuggets may be artificially produced, those found in alluvial deposits  have been found in reefs, and have obtained their round shape by attrition.  Any small addition of gold theyjnay  have received from "meteoric water" has  been quite immaterial. As nothing is  more common than to find bits of quartz  attached to nuggets, it is not easy to hold  any other opinion.���������London  Journal. ������  HE   SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or. en  route from  the  Coast :  1 Carload Glass, Faints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash and Doors.  2 -Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4-  inch.  1 Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling? 4 inch  -1���������Carload-Factory���������C.e.dar,..^- ._.��������� :  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths Mouldings,  Etc., as iisual.  G. O. Buchanan,  : Kootenay Lake  Sawmill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  Spokane Falls &  HOTEL!!'.  Watson Hotel,  WATSON,   B. O.  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME  CARD   NO.  9.  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail lo SpoKane, Wasli.  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  Commencing January 8th, 189-f, 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 at5.40  p.m.,, making close connections with  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points.  -^ggggB^B  NELSON AND KASLO ROUTE  Steamer NELSON  (ioliig North,  Leaves Nelson, Mondays9 a. m.  "      ,"      Wednesdays 5.10 p.m.  " "..    Thursdays 5 p. m.  " "    ... Saturdays, 5.40 p, ni.  tiolng South.  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at 3 a. ni.  , " "        Thursdays, at 8 a. in.  "'        "        Fridays, at 3 a. ni'.  " "  ,    Sundays, at 8 a.m.  -^ &J*  vri*.of-���������**W*J_  Mining  Tlie TOWN OF WATSON is  situated between  -Bear and Fish Lakes, on the Kaslo-Slocan  ���������     ;wn?on road, 20'miles  from  Kaolo. and  10  milcsfrom New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocandistrict, ,  The WATSON HOTEL is one of the best kept  "    houses in the entire Slocan country. Thc dining room and kitchen are in charge of female  help of experience.   The bar is stocked with  the best Drands of Liquors and Cigars.'  BREMNER  & WATSON,  PROPRIETORS.  T.1  O'FARRELL,  .   SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.   '  ,.   u Nelson, B. C.  Drawings and   Specifications made in  the  Office.    All matter strictly confidential.  country   store.  "TTTANTED.���������Situation, in up  VV Thorough knowlegc of dry goods, two years  ���������ience in B. C.-Jlndian and general.trading.  1ST'  TAX   NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  thc Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act," are now due for the year 1891. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District aye pay  able at my office, Kaslo, B. C.  Assessed Taxes aTe collectable at thc following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 1S91:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal pro-  ' .0      perty.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If. paid after June 30th, 1994:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on Teal 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  experience  Apply to "M.  A. H.,  P. O. Box 252 Victoria, B.C.      Jan, 2nd 1894.  Passengers  from Kaslo for Spokane and all  points south" should take the " Nelson    leaving  Kaslo at 3 a. m., on "Wednesdays and Saturdays  niaking  close   connections  with theN. & F. S.  rains.  Arriving in Spokane, 5.30 same day.  A saving ..will be made by purchasing tickets  from the purser for Spokane, and points on thc  N. & F. S. and S, F. & N. Railways. .  Thc Company reserves the right to change this  '-.schedule at any time without notice.  Great Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Drug Store  *.������  now in  Selected  Toilet Soaps- THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. APRIL 14, 1894.  Wxt filter.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, provided  the staff is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Canada or thc United States, for  one year on receipt of two dollars. Those  desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents.  Contract Advertisements inserted at the rate  of 33 per inch, (down thc column) per month  and as much more as patrons will stand.  Transient Advertisements inserted at, the  rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Cure-Ail, Private Remedy, and Ncxt-to-  Pure-Reading-Matter advertisements are not  wanted.  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match,  Address , o  Thi Miner Printing a Publishing Co.  nelson, b.c.  DUTY ON MINING MACHINERY.  While British Columbia members are  legislating over tarifl matters the follow-  return may not be out of place:���������  "During the fiscal year ending June  30, 1893, the value of the mining machinery imported duty free into Canada  under the provisions of the law admitting mining machinery of a class or kind  not manufactured in Canada, amounted  f o $87,208 of which $72,478 came from the  United States and $14,730 from Great  Britain. The distribution by provinces  shows the importations as follows:���������  Ontario     $27,889  Quebec      18,519  Nova Scotia .'      22,019  New Brunswick  30  Manitoba        9,108  British Columbia        9,585  patient investigation of all the evidence  available, that the patents could be opposed with good prospect of success in a  court of law. An ultimatum will probably    be    presented    to    the    company  demanding substantial reductions in the  royalties at present paid, and should the  demand be refused, immediate litigation  will probably result.   What will be the  consequence of such action it is impossible at present to predict.   One thing,  however, is certain,  if change is to result, it will certainly not be in the direction of increased charges for the use  of the patents, seeing that competition  with other chemical processes as well as  with improved appliances for the extraction of gold by concentration will have  shortly to be faced.   In this important  item amongst the total cost of gold mining and recovery,   there is, therefore,  good prospect of reductions oeing effected,   which,    with   those  daily   being  brought   about  as   a  result  of recent  lowering of prices of coal and dynamite,  should certainly  exert  an appreciable  influence during the coming year in increasing the profits earned throughout  the district.  be refreshing if the tory whip would set  another subject for "maiden" efforts.  The Liberals vs. the C, P. R. is becoming  somewhat antiquated.  From Ottawa comes the report that  Nicholas Flood Davin will be made the  next lieutenant-governor of Manitoba.  Nicholas got out of accord with the conservatives on the tariff question last session. The new appointment places bim  out of the way of doing harm and secures his conversion at the same time.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a  Specialty.  SOLE   MAftUrACTUKEKS   OF   THE  CURRENT COMMENT.  ,r A petition was presented to the house  lately, signed by 68 hotel and saloon keepers in Victoria, asking that the closed  hours be from 6 o'clock on Sunday morning, until 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and  from 6 p. m. until 9 p. m. of the same day,  instead of the existing arrangement. '  Since the independents have taken the  stump,   within  the   past   two  weeks,  several of their number have repudiated  the leadership of Hon. Robert Beaven.  In  single-chamber   councils  where  so  much depends upon strong and active  opposition, the state suffers much from  the presence of such men as Hon. Robt.  Beaven.   He is an excellent critic, but  too narrow minded to command a following even among those who have a  common cause against the government,  which results in a peculiarly weak opposition, offering little if any check upon  the powers that be.   The province can-  not.serve itself better than by keeping  Mr. Beaven  at  home,  after the next  election.   He doubtless has served the  province well in the past, but as they  say in Ottawa "the field of his usefulness  is gone.  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 FOR MINES  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave,, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  Total     $87,208  This return gives a complete denial to  the misleading clause which last, year  a admited free of duty "mining machinery  of a kind not manufactured in Canada."  The working of this clause in the past  has shown that it does not admit, mining  machinery free of duty exceptin the case  of diamond. drills and one or two such  cases.    It,    however,    does    admit of  c;the importation of mining machinery  free of duty, provided the importer has  a sufficiently strong pull with the department. It opens up the door for favoritism and serves no purpose but securing  for the government the whip hand.  The Hall Mines bill has been agreed to  in the house, shorn of its most objectionable features. It gives power to expropriate, land���������subject to - compensation���������for  tramway purposes only. Power is also  given to construct and. maintain electric  works to generate electricity as motive  power for the tramway, or in -connection  with any of their works.  The government of New South Wales  has sounded a rallying trumpet note in  its offer of a reward of ������1000 for the discovery of a paying gold field. This may  not he a wise policy, as the discovery of  such a field would be the discoverer's  own and best reward, but it indicates the  importance which the government attaches to the mining industry.  MINERAL ACT AMENDMENT.  The new amendment to the mineral  act, which extends the time for the performance of assessment work on mineral  claims for- the current year till July 31,  1895, does not meet with the approval of  everyone.  -. lt will be,.quite convenient for the  holders of claims who are not, in the  position for doing their assessment work,  but it will also" deprive the prospectors  and miners of consideiable work. This  incidentally curtails the business of the  merchant, and so it falls out that while  the amendment may be a very desirable  one, it will displease more than it will  please.     '  There are individuals aud companies iu  this-district, who hold a laige number of  claims, on which,t during ihe coming summer, assessment work must have been done  but this above resolution of the legislature. We are able to ��������� count up several  .thousand dollars Avhich must thus have  been spent in giving employment to practical miners who will not, now benefit by  the expenditure���������at least during this year.  Whether this will be balanced by the advantage to impecunious individual holders  of claims known to the proposer, is a ques-  which does not seem to have been at all  .debated in the house. These hasty  benevolences are not always beueficient.  Another proof is hereby afforded of the  need of our having a practical representative in-the next legislature.  - There was some talk of organizing and  formulating a protest against the passage of such an -amendment, but the  time tor action was very short and the  ��������� matter dropped..  ' Since J. M. Kellie, in the gold commissioner's office, in dramatic attitude  and voice announced "I want that man  removed!" he has never attempted to  soar above ordinary mortals. The gold  commissioner was not removed, but Mr.  Kellie was sat upon severely. An investigation of the charges against the  gold commissioner should be had, but  _Mr._Kellie_w_ill_dou.w:ell_.no.t__to.i.ov.er.esti-  tnate the degree of satisfaction which  investigation will bring him.  The Tribune is much exercised by the  fear that names which have been sneaked  on the voting lists will be struck off, and  professes to give an account of some deep  plotting, by which British subjects who  have only expressed a bona fide intention  to renounce- allegiance to the Queen, will  be excluded on that account, from the  register. British subjects who have only  expressed their intention, and have not, in  fact, renounced, are not debarred from our  registers, and consequently,. the supposed  plotting would have, been fes futile and  absurd as if it had been of "red house"  origin. We believe that the names of  many aliens are among \ae applicants for  registration, and this we object to, because  it is a breach of the law, though, for our  part, ethically, we prefer an honest alien to  a man who has declared, "on oath, that it is  his bona fide intention to renounce for ever  all allegiance and fidelity ^to the Queen,  and who yet, without performance, comes  back brazenly among ber lieges.  J. B. McKilligan, for Victoria City Electoral  District.  John Newbegging, for North Victoria Electoral District.  James W. Meldram, for South Victoria  Electoral District.  . W.   J.   Rant,  for Esquimalt Electoral District.  H. O. Welmurn, for Cowichan-Aibcrni  Electoral District.  Herbert Stanton, for Nanaimo City Electoral District.  George Thomson, for North Nanaimo Elec  toral District.  Samuel  Drake,  toral District.  W.    B.    Anderson,  District.  for  South Nanaimo Elector   Comox   Electoral  The new act for the appointment of of-  ficiul scalers of saw logs aud ,other cut  timber, authorize the formation of six  scaling districts. The scalers -have to be  examined by a board. They have to collect and pay to the oflice of the timber inspector, the following fees on logs and  spars, 5 cents per thousand feet; "on piles  aud poles, 5 cents per 200 lineal feet; railway ties and cedar bolts, 5 cents per cord  of 128 cubic feet. The act does not come  into force until so proclaimed.  John Andrew Mara is reported to have  had an interview with the Hon. G.-.E.  Forster, M. P., Minister of Finance, on  the 19th instant, and urged that, at all  events so far as British Columbia was  concerned, all niining machinery should  be admitted absolutely without restriction. Commenting upon the irrterview  and its object, the Mining Review, published at Ottawa,.says:���������"This" protection to the most promising of our native  industries deserves favorable consideration.  A London dispatch says Hon. William  St. John Fremantle Broderick, M. P.  for Surrey;' Hon. George Nathaniel  Curson, M. P. for southwest Lancashire;  and Viscount ������Wni. W. P. Wolnier, M.  P. for West' Edinburgh, all heirs to  peerages have under preparation a  bill to change the present order  of...things, which, removes a . member  from the house of commons upon his  succession to the peerage. The bill provides that any person elevated to the  peerage shall have the option of remaining in the house of commons, if he be a  member of that body at the time of his  succession to tho house of lords, or of  ottering himself as,a candidate tothe  house of commons iri preference to taking- a-seat in the upper house.  And His Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint the following persons to  be Distributing Collectors under the said Act, in  the following places, viz:  Charles. Winwicir. iri. New Westminster-City.  J J mes McIntosh, in Kamloops.  Napoleon Fitzstubbs, in Nelson.  J >e Broadwell, in'North Victoria.  j sederick Soues, in Clinton.  Mark Bate, in Nanaimo City.  Bank of Montreal.  CAPITAL (all paid up), $19,  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England). New York and  J^cngb ������nd in the principal cUiesir. Canada.^  Buy   and sell   Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Provincial Secretary's Officio  22nd March, 1834.  Pursuant to. thc powers conferred in that bo-  half by section 22 of the "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act, 1891." His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been pleased  to order, that it is hereby ordered, that the form  of claim" to vote hereto appended be substituted  for Form A in'the Schedule to the "Provincial  Voters Act." ���������-���������.  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  notice of clam to be given to the collector.  To the Collector of the Electoral District of  I, thc undersigned, claim to have my name inserted in the Register of Voters for the,-,  Electoral District, in virtue of my being a Brit ish  subject of thc full age of twenty-one years,-having resided in this Province for twelve months,  and in the said Electoral district for two months  immediately previous to thc date hereof, and not  being disqualified by  any .law in force in this  Grant cominerical and traveller's credits", available in any part of thc world;,  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.   -  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  o      Rate of interest at present 3* per cent.  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAHTAL (paid up), ������600,000    .     $3,9!>0,00������  (With power to increase.)  KKSEKYI"' VVSVt, ������200,000',-.    .       1,205,383  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S" OFFICE.  Province.  Dated at ��������� .  lumbia, this  .   -   -       Sign  (All Christian  in the  day of  ntur  Province of British Co-  18   .  iiiinies and surnames to be given  at full length.)  LOSING . ITS   CINCH.  The African Gold Kecovery company,  the holders of the MacArthur-Forrest  Cyanide process patents, have every indication of trouble ahead.  The South African Mining Journal reports that the committee which has for  some time past been privately engaged  in investigating the validity of the  African Gold Recovery company's  patents has come to the conclusion, after  The telegraph wires carry the news  that Andrew Haslam has made his  maiden speech in the commons in which  he like all other new- conservative members, "accused the Liberals of opposition  to the construction of the C. P. R. and  said that when Britain could hot induce  other nations to follow its policy of free  trade, how could Canada, a small nation  of 5,000,000 people, be expected to do so?"  It would seem that those poor Liberals  who opposed the transfer of the Dominion to that enterprising railway company on consideration of the building of  the road or never to have rest.  It would  -. March 2������. 1801.  HIS HONOR the Lieutenant-Governor has  o been pleased to appoint thc following persons to be Collectors of Provincial Voters for the  several Electoral Districts as constituted by the  "Legislative Electorates und Elections Act, 1892"  viz:��������� - .-���������  s  Henry T. Thrift, for Westminster Electoral  District, Riding of Delta. -  ,   L. W. Paisley,   for Westminster Electoral  District, Riding of Chilliwhack. ���������,    .    .  It.   G.   Clarke,   for Westminster  "Electoral  District, Riding of Dewdncy.  Robert McBRipe, for Westminster Electoral  District, Riding of Richmond.  "W. B. Townsend, for New Westminster City  Electoral District. - >    .���������  "John McAllister, for Vancouver City Elec  toral District".  Joseph  Bcrr,   for Yale  Electoral District.  "West Riding.  "William M. Cochrane, for' Yale  Electoral  District, East Riding.  " Ernest T. V. Pearce,  for Vale   Electoral  District, North Riding.  Ewes Bell,  for Lilloocfc  Electoral  District,  East Riding.  Casper Pkair. for Lillooet Electoral District,  West Riding.  "W. J. Goepel. for West Kootenay  Electoral  District, South Riding.  Thomas L. Haig, for West Kootenay Electoral  District, North Riding.  Frederick    Nop.isurv, for East-  Kootenay  Electoral District. .    , ' -  John    Stephenson, for   Cariboo   Electoral  District. -.  "W.   H.    Dempster, for   Cassiar   Electoral  District.  -   Residence r ...-.  (Full particulars to he given, such as number of  house, if any, name of street, if any. etc., so  t hilt applicant's usual phiceof abode may be  easily ascertained.)o J  Profession, trade or calling,.  Interrogatories to bo answered by claimants for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  1. What is your Christian name, surname, place  of residence and occupation?  3 2.   Arc you of the full age of twenty-one years?  3.   Are you a natural-born or naturalized sub-.  ject, and which?  I. Have you ever taken the oath of allegiance  to any foreign state or been naturalized as a  snbject of ft foreign state, and if so have you  since been naturalized as a British ---ubject.  and when and where? ���������  5. Have you resided in the Province of Brirish  Columbia for twelve months prior to the date  of your application to be -registered as a Provincial voter?  G. Have you resided or had your chief place of  abode in this Electoral district for a continuous period of two months prior to this d;������te?  If not in tliis district, in what (if anvj Electoral District?  7;   Are you now registered as a Provincial voter  - in any Electoral District in British Columbia?  (If the answer be yes.)   In what District?  8.   Do you now reside in the District for which  " -Jsr-ELSoisr bbanob:  Comer of Baker and Stanley streets.  C:  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Wcstmin-  - ster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-,  -.ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON",  England.  1    AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS.:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce andJ  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.  o-'- Commerce, New YorK: .  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  CAVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Deposits received at SI and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at3J percent.  .    per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17," 1893. " .    Agent.   .  il  A      S. GOING,  CIVIL  ENGINEER' AND'  PROVINCIAL  _ . " LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C  ARMITT & RASHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  Con  you apply to be  voter?  registered as a Provincial  On what premises do you reside?  Signature,  Witness,  veyancing,  Minifio-  Notaries Public  Abstracts.  Complete lists'of existing Mining locations  NEW   DENVER, B. C. V  A   MAN   WITH  A   KICK-  THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL,  14,   1894.  "���������Vliieli Somewhat  4 onceriis llie Locators or  (he lliivie Tuurisitc.  To the Miner:���������Kindly publish the  following, as a warning to  the general  public and prospector's generally.  The people  of this district all  know  the excitement; there  was at Marysville  about the big silver and copper mines of  White Grouse mountain,   the people of  that place started a boom by publishing  that they had found mineral assaying as  high as 9000 ounces  of silver and 45 per  cent of copper.  Some specimens that we  brought from  the, same place  assayed  from one ounce  to seven   in  silver and  very little copper.    Wo  were  also told  by the same-parties  that  it was sixteen  miles from the lake.    We walked three  and a half days, of twelve and fourteen  hours, at the rate of J of a mile per hour,  which is over 35 miles.    On that trip we  were twelve days,, and came  back by  Crawford bay,  which is about sixteen  miles nearer.    We went a second trip  by Crawford bay and came back on La  France creek.   This is the best creek for  a trail, as we ..came from the summit in  foiir hours.   This spring Marysville is no  more.   It is the townsite of Davie, as  you see advertised in the Tribune, decorated with the words "crown grant title."  That  pre-emption    was   taken   up   by  David Black, of Pilot Bay, and George  Nowell,- of Victoria;  as. we see on their  advertisement,   but    Nowell   being  an  American, his name does not.appear on  the record of pre-emption, only, as agent  for the townsite at Victoria.    This preemption .was taken  up before they preempted: it.-.  Two men,- who are hereon  thejlake yet,' took it  up,   built accabin  and cleared around it; done work to the  amount of about $150; left provisions in  the cabin and went up" the creek prospecting;   When  they came back after  three,weeks, to get; their land recorded,  they found it staked, and recorded by  Black and Nowell, some land cleared  and a cabin under way., . These prospectors took; their ptrpyisiohs out, and a few  days after the cabiti was .burned.down,  they don't   know   who   the incendiary  was. ........  Did David Black read this declaration  tiJL.��������� ''��������� .'-i in' the land act, form 2.  Did he also read section''7;:-which applies  to the same case,, and section 25. The  two, prospector������ ~are~"waiting, to,, get a  settlement for'what they, consider,was  -���������Mr-tend  * --"������������������-  -In August last Captain Fitzstubbs  gave a small appropriation towards a  trail to the summit of La France creek,  Which is the best plaice oh the lake f 6 get  in the St. Mary's district; George Nowell  went to Capt. "Fitzstubbs and told him  that his creek was the best one for a  trail, so work was stopped and the prospectors deprived of a trail. This way of  treating prospectors should (be stopped  at once.  I Remain. Yours Respectfully,  A Prospector.  Kaslo, B. C. April 4th.  Keeping its Hand  Free.  It is understood in  Ottawa,  that the  Canadian government has cabled Lord  Roseberry, refusing to-be made a party  to   the   commercial   treaty that Great  Britain'has recently negotiated with  Seivia. It is held that in extending the  .' ' most favored nation,..clause, to Servia,  Canada would be raising obstacles in the  \yay of negotiating a reciprocity treaty  with the United States, as has been experienced in' theicase of other, countries  with which Great Britain has commercial treaties, and from which the Dominion government has been trying to withdraw,' especially as   regards that with  Germany.    <?       . "���������       .      '-..''-  Confessed llie Murder.    -  A man calling himself Robt. Dutton  created a.sensation in Bozem'an, Mont,,  the other day by walking into Congressman Hartman's.law office late on Friday  . night and   telling  attorney Stevenson  , that he wanted to make affidavit that  he had!"1 murdered ah old farmer .and his  wife,   named    Williams,    Hying   near  - Brampton,.Out., a!few months ago. He  said that he had just read that an innocent man named McWhirrell had  been convicted of the crime and was  under sentence to' he hanged in June.  The affidavit was' made and sworn, to,  *? and then .Duttpn  backed out the door  " and made his"* escape.  proceeding after the roll-c'alli There were  two clauses not ou the platform -which  came before the convention for consideration, whether they should be added to thc  platform or not.  The first was in effect "that the provincial government-deservesconsursc for keeping in its employ in "West Kootenay, a gold  commissioner that is notoriously inefficient.  The second was 'pthat the necessity of  stationing of constables at Ihe international  boundary line, should be called to tho attention of the government.  There was no objection to the addition of  the second clause, but to the first, which'  was a jibe at Gold Commissioi.er Fitzstubbs. S. P. Tuck entered a lively protest.  He contended that no matter what  opinion' the delegates held of the efficiency  or inefficiency of the gold commissioner, it  ���������was beneath the true dignity of a convention to pass such a resolution as-the one  introduced, and make it a part of the platform.  John Houston denounced the gold commissioner in good round terms, charging  him generally with inefficiency, and referring incidehtially to the charges which it is  said have been made against him.  Geo. A. Bigelow had a little piece-to say,  and it, also smacked of gold commissioner,  in which George was kind enough to say  "that a man said that the gold commissioner had prostituted his office," and something further along the same line which  may be seen again.  There was not much hitching over the  nomination's. Houston nominated J. Fred.  Hume. . S. P. Tuck performed similar services for R. F. Green. Hume secured 15  votes,'Green 10', and Houston one; ���������  ������������������ ������������������ The nomination of" J; Fred. Hume was  made unanimous.  Chairman R. F. Green in m'bvih'g the  reSolrifiotf making the' nomination of J.  Fred. Hume unanimous, called upon all  the delegates to ��������� use :their best endeavors  to Secure Hume's election. -  The convention's candidate has not run  uj> his colors as oppositionist or govern-  The   spy   Le   Caron,  so  prominently  identified with' the  charges  against the  late   Charles- Stewart  Parnel'l,   died on  Sunday last in London.*"' In  1889, when  the London  Times case  was  before, the  Parnell commission the police called Le  Caron to  England  arid  put  him on the  witness stand, to disclose tho inner workings and secret purposes of the American  Clii.n-na-gael Association.     He  accused  Patrick      Egan,     Alexander   Sullivan,  Thomas Bronnan   and  other prominent  American  Land   Leaguer's  of being the  leading spirits  in   the revolutionary organization, and also  testified to conferences that Parnell and other parliamentary leaders had with the chief Fenians  when in the United  Slates.    The police  henceforth had  to  look  after him.    He  dyed his black hair and  moustache and  took up his residence in a small house in  a southwestern suburb' of London.   The  police guarded the house constantly, and  he seldom    went    out.    He   had  been  ill for nearly a  year and his  physician  was ii younger- brother of Thomas Burke,  the under' secretary for Ireland, who was  assassinated with Lord Frederick Cavendish by the Invincibles in Phoenix park,  Dublin.  Ready Cash is the .  Best Introduction  To Present to  ;,  FOlt SILK.  T7**OR SALE���������R. C. white-Leghorn Eggs, S2  J per setting of 15 from prize stock, also all  ������!i is of,nearl-v garden plants. Orders bv mail  SJ10;'-* il0!?11?-, st"ctly cash. Mrs II. Topping,  Station P. O. Revelstoke, B. C.  CUOWM   ������;iM\T    IMMJUATIOX.  menu-  NOTES OF INTEREST.  The vigilance of the engineer prevented :a fatal accident to the prince of  Wales at Marseilles station last week.  The prince stayed too long in the buffet.  As the train started he hung to the railing of the saloon carriage. The station  master saw his danger and signalled the  engineer, who stopped the train.  "VrOTTOE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that, Thomas  .i_^ JMcGovern has filed the necessary papers  and made application for'a Crown Grant in' favor  of the mineral claim "Little Phil," situated in  Ainsworth Mining Division,of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections witliin sixty days from tlie date of this  publication.'  N. FITZSTUBBS,,  ty ������ -I xt ,     ��������� t, ^     Gold Commissioner.  Dated, Nelson, B. C,,  29th' of March; 1891.  Dining  the progress of the Pollard-  Breckenridge breach of promise suit  now going on at Washington, Judge  Bradley, before whom the case is being  tried, turned himself loose upon t.tiose  whose morbid curiosity prompt them to  crowd the court room day after day. In  concluding a.scorchiug rebuke the judge,  said: 1 'These men who come here clay  after day reminds me of buzzards sitting  on a fence, waiting for a sick horse to  die: Avaiting for a pile of carrion."  Capt.  S.  F.  Scott and Mr. Thain  of  Vancouver,  have taken up a 640 acre  placer claim in the Similkameen country.  It is proposed to develop the property  scientifically,,.upon, the most improved  method of hydraulicing, and to carry  out this intention' Capt. Scotr will  shortly..visit England, where capital has  already been interested, and there.the  working company will be organized.  Operations are to be initiated during  the*current season.  HUME- THE   CANDIDATE.  The  Behind  Kaslolfcs    Are    Five . Voles  Houston's Combination.  The Houstonian convention met in the  Board of Trade rooms this afternoon  Bhortly after 3 o'clock.  The several delegates of the convention  I ad been at work during the greater part  ! of the forenoon drafting a platform, which  was read with due solemnity ae the first  An-English expert, whir spent the  whole of last summer in studying the  department of mines and mining at the  Chicago Exhibition, has recently declared, that when the Americans add to  -their cleverness in,the economy of their-  one costly element���������labor���������the scientific  mastery of the Germans in saving fuel  and subsidiary products in coking,  roasting, and smelting operations, they  will control the market price of iron  and steel throughout the world. At  present, he says that the Americans secure high average production in'jnany  of their' best establishments, but this is  done at the cost of what Europeans,consider an undue consumption of f"uel.c    '.  When" Henry Lahouchere again attempts to write.upon the British Columbia outlook-,-he should bind his heald up  to keep his brain" from wandering."' The  following.is his latest-effort:��������� .,  A dismal account of the prospects of  the. immigrant to British Columbia is  given to me by a settler in that colony.  According to this .gentleman,. there is  no chance of getting on to the land, because the little land fit for farming is  nearly all in the hands of syndicates or  of the   Canadian . Pacific, railway.'com  fany, who want a heavy price for it.  n towns, he says, mechanics only get.  six month's' work in the year, and all  ordinary labor is performed by Chinamen on starvation wages; in fact, a's far  as I can make out, there would be nothing for Englishmen to, do, we're" it not  for the -numerous Chiripse holidays,  when other, races get a. temporary look  in. That these pessimistic views require  salting is very likely; but as British  Columbia has been extensively puffed of  late, largely in the interests of the Canadian Pacific railway, it may be as well  f������ir inteni'ii'g immigrants to know that  is the Time for  Change.  Our Change for the Spring  of 1894 consists in a  Much Fuller Stock  at  Better Prices.  New G-oods arriving  or en route. G-ive us your  orders for all kinds of Sta-  tionery and Musical Goods  r  TT7T  BROS.  HFJIIC.tL.  "P**    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Ere,,     ,  Coroner !,'ok West Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson,- B.C.  D.  ,> LaBAU,   m. d.,  Physician and Surgeon,  Room's 3 and 4,   Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone ;42. !'\  MlSIStl.  T>     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  _-, ���������.    (of Swansea, India, and the United States:)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER "  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants" planned  and erected. Treatment for .ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 40,Vancouver. B. C.  l. e i' ii;-(  two sides to the picture.  M#S. DAVYS.,  :  , MINING  ENGINEER, ''���������  . AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victor's Street.  NELSON, B. C.  B. LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  >  any of the Bargains which!  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardware,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  re of Cheap  First-Clas Goods Only  rs   iAY  gar,  Hirairi Walker & Son's,  Disf.illnro'  Distillers  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS FOR  Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.  Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  P. O. box 69,  Telephone 2^.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * GO,  S. E; corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS..  Conveyancing documents drawn up '���������'���������  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  PANTS,    PANTS,     PANTS,   r  T6"mlike~rociih_ "foY~Wil"~StcioE:  I will sell fifty pairs of Pants  at   $7;    4  three  for   $20,  also suits from  is the time  and  $9  each,   or  $23   and   $25;  $30,  up.   Now  to save  money"'.'"  TJIEE,:  Corner Ward and Baker Streets,  UAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE ^^  TEMPTING   DISPLAY  OF  y/ateHe^;   Clocks,   ^jewellery,  aijil  SifverWarey  ShoWi> Jij fchfe  1A/arero6i)is   oil  D OVER,  The  Jeweller.  ^__i-_      ..... ;������������������  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  I  \  BAKER   STREET.  STZLSOiSf.   B   G.-

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