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The Miner Apr 21, 1894

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 The Mine* In  Kootenay are Among  thc lttcheHt In  America.  INER  ������        \\  7klg:i.<;ra>:e In <;<������Id,  Silver*, Copper*-���������  nn.l I.e.id.  Whole Number 192.  Nelson, British Columbia, ^Saturday, April 21,   1894.  Subscription Price $2 per Year..  MINING NOTES OF iWHBt  REVIEW OP THE HYDRAULIC COMPANY'S WORK ON FORTY-NINE.  ������eorce W. HuKhew guy* the Becent Strike  ���������a the Monutaln Chler 1h the Greatent  Made.���������The Hall Mines Company Mill  Probably Commence' the Construction or  NeceNsary Bnlldlngp on Toad Hountain.  The case against H. H. St, John was  remanded for another week on-Tuesday,  to enable a material witness to be on  hand.    It is quite likely that use will soon be  found for the.portablesaw-mill imported  sometime ago by the Nelson Saw-mill  company. It was" secured for work anticipated in connection with the Silver  King mine, before the present company  got hold of the Toad Mountain properties. It is for1 ihis work thab.it will be  employed. The mill is on the Dandy  property.  The Kootenay and Columbia Prospecting and Mining company, Ltd. (Foreign)  has registered under the Companies Act  of British Columbia. The head office of  the company is at Ottawa, and the capital stock is $40,000"'in $100 shares.  Messrs. T. Lay ton Jenks, J. T. Tipping,  and J. C. Kirkpatrirk, of Cumberland  county, N. S., capitalists, and practical  miners, are making a trip through the,  Kootenay country on a prospecting  tour. It is their intention to go into  mining extensively.  The Mountain chief.  George W. Hughes states that the  strike made in the last tunnel on the  Mountain. Chief is the hest ore body  found on the property since work was  first commenced. It is^sonie 150 feet  lower than any of the-former workings.  The men came across the_yeih at an angle  and had not cross-cut it when Hughes  left, so that its exact width is not known.  The grade of the ore is from 30 to 40 per  cent higher than that, takerrout of any  of the other tunnels, incidentally demonstrating the fallacy of the statement  that, the Slocan ores would become base  as depth was obtained.  right through this rocky dam, along  which the waters of the stream are now  rushing. A" ditch is being cut on one  side to carry the water on, and when  this is done the sluice boxes will be continued up through the rock cutting for  100 feet, so as to be in a position to receive the washings at the upper end.  With regard to the prospects of the  claim, the experiments made by an expert showed that the surface may be.expected to realize twenty cents per cubic  yard. The plant will be capable of putting through 1000 cubic yards a day at a  cost of less than five cents a yard, so that  even if no richer ground' than this is  found below, the profit will be considerable. But the previous workings on this  creek showed the lower levels to be extremely rich, and as we mentioned above,  pannings taken from the recent cuttings  give very large returns. In cutting  through the bed-rock, large flakes of  gold going a dollar each were found in  the crevices. It is to be hoped that the  rosy prospects of this claim will be verified, because there seems to be no reason  why other parts of the same creek as  well as other streams rising in the same  hill should not be equally, rich. The progress of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  company, will be eagerly watched, and  their success���������if obtained���������will probably  lead to extended operations in the neighborhood.    __  KASLO'S   RAILWAY.   *  ROYAL   00MHIS8I0N  ON  FORTY-NINE  CREEK.  Progress and   Prospects   of the Nelson Hydraulic Company.  , The works of the Nelson Hydraulic  company on Forty-Nine Creek, are approaching completion. It is of > course  possi HIe-tbatT mTf oreseerTditti cliff ies "may  arise, but every.contingency that may  be expected to present itself, has ueen  provided for, so  that  in about a month  ' from this date the gravel sand sands that  line the sides ofthe gulch will be melting  away?under the onslaught of a six inch  nozzle.  The company's claim is one .and a  quartet; miles in lengih, along the bed of  the stream, by-seven hundred fett in  width; three hundred and titty feet on  each * side. This area 'embraces very  large beds of alluvial deposit which appeal's to he auriferous throughout. The  works consist of a dam at the head of  the stream which is now completed, from  which a flume capable of conducting  fifteen hundred miner's inches of water,  leads for* four thousand feet to a point  300 feet above the creek, whence  the water-will be led into pipes to the  "giants" below.. Although the flume is  capable of delivering 1500.miners inches,  not more than 1,000 will be required,  which with a head of 300 feet will give  ample power for hydraulic operations.  , The grading and trestles for the flume  are all but completed and the timber is  on the ground, as well as the iron piping,  nozzles and "giants," which were imported from San Francisco.. The tail-  race or sluice boxes, fitted with riffle  blocks, is 500 feet in length, of which 400  feet are completed, and the riffles are already cut'and ready to be placed in the  boxes. This flume has a fall of nine inches in twelve feet, and with only the  small quantity of water now going  through, it readily transports boulders  of considerable. size, and it is evident  that under a full head of water any  boulder that can  be got into it will-go  . through. The area is four feet six inches  by three feet. The riffles will occupy  eight inches out of the four feet six.  At the point where the. working is to  commence, a dam or curtain of bedrock  was found to exist across the gulch,  against the upper side ..of which a very  large deposit of gravel had accumulated,  in which it is natural to suppose that  there is a considerable'quantity of the  precious metal. In fact, pannings from  this accumulation. show   a   very large  -yield.- .Thex-onipaiiy'has cut a channel  "The Kaslo & Slocan railway subsidy  act provides that the land grant authorized for the broad guage railway may be  given for a narrow guage road, and  where, owing to the nature of the country and the. overlapping of the sections  it shall be found impracticable to locate  alternate sections of land, as provided in  the Kaslo A Slocan railway act, 1892, the  Lieutentant-Governor in council may  grant)to the company other, lands in  West Kootenay, whether along the line  of railway or not, such- lauds to be selected iu blocks of not less than two miles  square, but so that such other land shall  not exceed in area one-half of the lands  which otherwise the Lieutenant-Governor might have granted the company,  and not exceeding in the whole sixty  thousand acres."  The promoters, 'of the Kaslb-Slocan  railway are perhaps the uiost-modest  men in the proviuce. To secure such  trivial advantages as are set out iu the  above act, they caused a deputation of  Kaslo's business men to spend a week's  time travelling to the capital to intercede in their behalf. They started out  for the same advantages as the Nakusp  & Slocan, but finally contented themselves with little better than nothing,  not even securing such terms as the  Chilliwack or Nicola Valley railways.  Nevertheless the company affirm that  the road will be built at once, and the  members of the delegation, one and all,  seem to believe this oft repeated promise.  The average mind would have been  more impressed with the company's intentions to build if they had secured  more substantial aid. The statement of  the, promoters that they have the money  necessary to finance the undertaking,  and were but waiting for the above concessions, may be taken with a grain of  salt. , ������������������   European silver Prolii������*niN.  Bbkux, April 1&��������� Dr. Miq'iel, Prussian Minister of Finance, in a private  conversation said that the most practicable proposition for improving the  'price of silver- was apparently that of the  Dutch Minister of Finance, Dr. Pierson,  which was:   .  1. The issue of silver certificates  against silver' deposits.  2. Liberty to pay. custom duties, taxes  and tolls with these c<ert rlicates.  3. A periodical revision of the purchase and sale prices by the contracting  states.  Caunb Posadowski, Secretary of the  Imperial Treasury, said that he believed  the German government was inclined to  favor an. arrangement similar to that  proposed by Dr. Piersoti, in order to  meet the wants of the, bi-metallists.  Appointed to  gee   If the  N. 4 g. Hallway  Deal Is Crooked.  As the result of a long and bitter  squabble over the governments act ion, in  granting aid to, the Nakusp & Slocan  railway, in which it was asserted that  Premier Davie and other members of the  cabinet had a finger in the pie, the  premier has moved for a royal commission of enquiry. The text of the resolution is appended:���������  "That whereas, acting under the advice  of the Executive council, His Honor the  Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to  give a provincial guarantee of interest  upon.the bonds of the Nakusp & Slocan  railway company to the extent of 4 per  cent per annum oh $25,000 per mile for  twenty-five years, and by the like advice  has, in the agreement for the guarantee  of interest, reserved the right to substitute bonds guaranteeing principal at the  rate of $17,500.per mile, together with interest at a rate per annum sufficient to  enable the company to realize par, but  in no case to exceed ".4 per cent, per annum;  "And whereas by 'message from His  Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, with-  the advice aforesaid,ra bill has been introduced for the purpose of guaranteeing  principal and interest' in manner nien-  tionexl in the said agreement;  "And whereas it has been stated by  the honorable the member for Nanaimo  district, in his place in the house of assembly, in reference to the said guarantee, that-it appeared that the honorable  the leader ot the ��������� government was a  member of the company, and had been  working for the company and not for  the province, and.it.has also been insinuated in the said house of assembly by  other honorable members, although not  directly charged, that the members of  the executive council were actuated by  corrupt motives in advising His Honor  the Lieutenant-Governor in relation to  the matters aforesaid;  "Therefore, be it resolved, that an  humble address be presented to. His  Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, praying birn to appoint a Royal Commission  to inquire whether; the-Honorable the  Premier in advising the said guarantee  has -worked for the cr''.������������pany and-nbt-for  the province, and whether corrupt  motives of any kind existed with or influenced His Honor's ministers in the advice tendered by thetri to His Horiorthe  Lieutenant-Governor in relation to the  Nakusp & Slocan railway company;  "And whether any of His Honor's  ministers have, or had, any interest, directly or indirectly, in the Nakusp &  Slocan railway company, or in any of  the contracts of the company or in the  construction company, either in furnishing material, or supplies, or in any way  whatsoever."  tolene, 2 cents a pound. Condensed  milk. 3 cent a per pound. Rice, cleaned,  1J cents per pound. Chicory 4 cents  Cocoa paste, chocolate and other preparations of cocoa, 25 per cent; cocoanut  desiccated, sweetened or not, 5 cents per  pound.  NEW  DENVER   NOTES.  The Nakusp Ledge of the 5th, contains  a letter a column and three-quarters in  length, referring to, as the heading intimates, the Wilson - creek mines. Those  are certainly better than the Nakusp  mines, but at the same time, it does the  camp incalculable harm that such attempts should be made to boom town-  sites before the value of any mineral discovered close to such townsites has been  ascertained. We have little doubt from  what we have ourselves seen, that some  promising prospects are situate on Wilson creek, but at present they are no  more than prospects. One of the owners  of the Ferry claim, the only claim named  in the article, said "it is only a prospect  at present, it may some day become a  mine."  The case against Cavanagh and Daly  was dismissed on Saturday last. The  charge was one of stealing ten gallons of  rum.  At a meeting held prior to the election  of delegates for the Humorous convention, Mr. Win. Hunter, as chairman of  the opposition committee, stated that another' meeting would be held after the  election of candidates, so that the elected  candidates might receive the instructions  of the people they represent. The question now is, as^no such meeting was  called, who will they get their instructions from���������we would suggest that they  be recalled.  QOEEfl LIL COUNTED OUT.  ~ r  The   steamer   Monowal   Bring*   the  Hawaiian   Advices.  Honolulu, April 6.���������Ever since the  retirement of President Dole from the  office of minister of foreign affairs he  has been engaged in drawing up a new;  constitution to,be submitted to the con*  vention to be held in May. Thegovern*  mentis very reticent in regard tothe  new instrument, but it has been ascertained an good .authority that by the  constitution which President Dole will  propose, the executive power is bo ,b������  vested in the president who will not have  a seat in the executive council, as is the  case now. He will have the right to  veto, but such veto can be over-ruled by  a two-thirds vote of the senate assembly.  The vice president will not have a seat  in the executive councils either-, and his  duties will simply he to preside over the  senate. The executive council will consist of five members, minister of foreign  affairs, minister of finance, minister of  the interior minister of health and education and minister of justice, or attorney general. In regard to the legislature, it is understood it will be formed  bJy appointment.  IT'S ALL OViR NOW.  A Miner Uet* Big tfaningei*. -  Sioux Falls, S. D., April 14.���������The  $40,000 damage case brought by William  Fullerton against the Homestake Mining  company for personal injuries was decided totlav by awarding to Fullerton  $23,000 damages. The plaint iff lost both  feet. ...  The Nicaragua Canal.  Washington, April 16.���������Senator Mor  gan has completed and  will present to  the senate his report on the Nicaargua  canal.   The report will say:  "Carefully revised estimates of the  cost of the canal and the work connected  with it make the total ,$87,000,000 at the  outside. The action taken by the senate  up to the present time in the encouragement of the work has created the belief  and excited the desire of this country  that the canal would be speedily constructed under the immediate auspices of  the. government of the United States  and with the use of its credit.  The Canadian Boundary Survey.  Victohia, April 15.���������The first detachment ofthe-Ganadian-Alaska-bbundary  survey party left for the north yestei-day  on the Topeka. Tomorrow W. F. King,  who is at the head of the Canadian  boundary commission, leaves on t the  Thistle with other members of the staff.  The system of photography so successfully used last year will be largely employed.  The Jim; Cure' Failed.  Leavenworth, April 16.���������Charles F.  Johnson, of Topeka. filed a suit, in the  district court today against _Dr. Leslie  E. Keeley for $100,000 for ruined health..  The petition alleges that on May 31,1892,  the plaintiff entered the institute at  Topeka and began taking the gold cure1  for inebriety. At thc end of five, weeks,  Johnson states, he was discharged from  the institute and pronounced cured. His  health, it is alleged, is entirely gone; he  is a physical wreck and has the same old  appetite for liquor.  The Cariboo BallWay.  Application has been made to the  house of commons for the incorporation  of a company to build a line of railway  from Barkerville to some point on, the  Canadian Pacific railway between Ash-  croft and Kamloops. The applicants are  Messrs. H. Abbott? J. M. Browning and  D. Oppenheimer, all of Vancouver.  Ignorant Interpretation.  ���������As was   expected   the distributor, of  votes for the district of West Kootenay  is pursuing some questionable methods.  Inquiries have   been   addressed to such  well-known and reputable residents of  the distiict as Robert McDonald of the  Halfway.house, asking him to appear at  Nelson to justify his registration and  qualify as a voter.���������Kaslo Times.  - As-the collectors-noticR r/'-id:;-- "Here--  by require you to answer the followiug  interrogatories, either personally at. my  office or before, a subscribing witness,  and to transmit the same, with such answers thereto as will show you are entitled to be enrolled as aforesaid." It  would appear that the ignorance, lies  with the editor of the**" Times. A little  more honesty on the part of N. Fitzstubbs' enemies would be benefitting. It  is not necessary for any voter so challenged, to come to Nelson.  De MelloN Men   Have   Been   Defeated and  Scattered.  London, April 10.���������The Brazilian minister has received thu following dispatch:  Rio de Janeiro.���������The 'insurgents  have abandoned all the remaining vessels at Paragua and Santa Catheriiia. In  the attempt of the insurgents to land at  Rio Grande City, the rebels lost GOO men;  They afterwards landed in the department of Rocha, Uruguay, from which  Admiral de Mello and General yalgade '  went south. The Uruguayan authorities refused to allow the rebel ship*to,remain where it anchored and it left, after-  landing 400 unarmed men. The insur-  gent troops have been removed from t he-  shores of Rio Grande do Sul by the insurgent warship Republica and by an~  insurgent transport.  The Seigniorage Coinage.  The silver question before the United  States congress appears lo have got into  a curious situation. In the last paragraph of his, veto message the President  intimated that he. would sign. a bill for  the coinage of the seigniorage if coupled  with a provision ei'npowering the Secretary ot the Treasury to issue bonds.  This action on,the part of the President  seems to have split the silver men into  two factions..'Some of the free-silver  Congressmen are' willing to accept this  as a solution of thc problem, glad to get  something to go to their constituents upon, but the greater part of them declare  that they will never consent to the issue  of bonds.  :-L---:>y": nuiiciiucJvcv. %w,Kr, ------ ,-i--  Washington, April 14.���������The jury has-  rendered a verdict awarding Madeline  Pollard $15,000 damages.  The day was characterized by a quarrel between Jei-e Wilson and Attorney  St oil. Wilson declared the Wessie Brown  letter to be a forgery. Stoll took the remark as personal, and an encounter between the two men is expected after the  trial.  Willie Wilde Wed*.  London, April 14.���������"Willie" Wilde,  formerly the husband of Mrs. Frank  Leslie, was married a few 'days ago to  MissSophia-Lees_by_ a._special_J icense Jn_  this city. The bride is a grand-daughter  of Thomas O. Xees of Men inn, near  Dublin.  The British Conquest of I'sanda.  London, April 10.���������It was si ated in  the house of commons today  that the  government is about to declare Uganda  under British protection and a regular  administration will shortly be established there.  The Issue Defined.  The new tariff makes it a question  whether the BritishpColumbia Sugar Refinery is to have a profit or the people of  this province to have cheaper sugar.  Low tariff, no refinery, cheap sugar-.  Higher tariff, refinery running, dearer  sugar. Both parties cannot be pleased.  ���������Kamloops Sentinel.  .   Amending the Canadian Tariff.  While the tariff bill was under discussion in Ottawa last week, Mr. Foster announced     the -   following      additional  Speciiil Constable ,Waterrnan is on  night duty now in the absence of Constable Graham. -  The benchers of the law society of the  province have elected Hon. A. N. Richards president, and Mr. J. P. Walls secretary.       ������������������"._.  This week has been generally observed  about town as a clearing week. Bonfires have been going in all sections of.  the town.  R. E. Lemon; Geo. A. Bigelow and W.  F. Teetzel put their heads together this  week and laid, a considerable piece of  sidewalk with crossings on Josephine  and Baker streets. ���������-   .  Rev. J. Turner left for Vancouver  yesterday to attend tha conference of the  Methodist church. Rev. D. D. Birks  will leave for the same point early next  week.  A number of local sports attended a  clearing bee this afternoon, clearing out  the stumps on east Baker street. Reports vary as to whether they will build  a race-track, or foot ball grounds when  they get the stumps out. -  Constable Graham has left for Revelstoke to take = charge of Government agent Kirkup's oflice during the hitters absence on an extended vacation.  A BIG MINING DEAL.  A report, has gained circulation that  the great Utica mine at Angels is about  to be sold.   The rumor is that the mine  to be sold to the Brownlow syndicate,  London, for $29,UX),0fX). The mine has  stood in the name of 'Alvinza Hay ward,  the heirs of the Hobart estate and Chas.  E. Lane. It is said to be, the desire of  the Hobart heirs^to dispose of the property, because they wish to partition the  estate, otherwise the rumor- wiu.Id appear to have no color. The Utici'mine  is the best paying gold mine in the country. . It is free milling and pays $-12 to  the ton. There are about 200 si.imps  working at the mill and the .men employed number not less than 150 on each  of the shifts. The mine yielded over $1.-  000,000 last year, a very large part of  which was profit.���������Miningapd Scientific  Press. -       -  An enterprising mercantile house in '  Nelson, this week, endeavored to collect  an over-due account from a hotel keeper  by  serving  garnish   summous   on   the  guests of the   hotel.   When  the hotel  man got  wind  ot'  the   movement,  he  button-holed such  of the guests as he  changes; Meats not elsewhere specified, : met and secured settlements, the others  Live hogs,   li cents '. will have to pay  their board  bills into  "compounds and cot-  court.  The total output of coal from British  Columbia mines for. 1893 was n little  mo-e than 1,000,00 tons.  2 cents per pound  per pound.   Lard  A large number of prominent politicians and financiers of London, have  promised to take part in the Ini"i-tutti<>n-  al hi-metttliic conference .i> lie Leu. ������������n-  Mav 2nd. THE MINER, NELSON   B; C; SATURb4Y>cAFRIU 21, j894.  M'  :i  W  THOSE  CHARGES.  The, government return of the charges  against Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs  reached Nelson Saturday too late for publication,  The first charge is that the gold commissioner refused to pay some eight men, employed on the government Lardo-Trout  Lake trail, a balance of wages due, amounting to four or five hundred dollars. These  . men represented by one John Mcintosh,  took the advice of C. "YV. McAuu, of Kaslo,  and caused the matter to be brought to the  notice of A. Campbell Reddie, Deputy Provincial Secretary. Their counsel in the  communication set out:���������  "They say Captain Fitzstubbs refuses to  pay them, on the ground that they did not  work. Th y claim, however, that they were  tinder the superintendence of a man appointed by Captain N. Fitzstubbs, and he  returns a statement of the amount due  them, and that they worked to his satisfaction."   The Commissioner's Defence.  Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs in his defence, in a letter of October 20fch, addressed  to the Deputy Commissioner of Lands and  Work's, says:���������"The opening of the Lai do-  Trout Lake had been decided upon, and  Mr. John Sanderson (an experienced foreman) was engaged for the work, with in-,  structions (o commence first on tlie Duncan Trail and expend $700, and no^more;  The Town.-ile company agreeing to refund  $250 of that amount.  Mr. Sanderson was also instructed to take  charge of and finish himself the above, before joining the work on the Lardo river.  My suspicions were aroused on seeing in  the pay roll, full time being allowed during  a very wet month. Enquiry revealed the  fact that .-.anderson had hired two foremen,  imposing no restrictions as to amount of  outlay, ami abandoned the work for that  on the L:irdo-Trout Lake trail.  Furthe ��������� enquirieselicitedthnt''Eldridge,''  alias "Ho.-iky Mountain Jack" (one of the  foremen) and his gang had passed most of  . their time under cover, to the neglect of  the woriv. while nearly 8900 was asked to  pay tbem.  Taking with me an engineer of 35 years  experience in railway and other work on  the coast, to estimate the value of the work  actually performed, we found that $200  ��������� .worth of work only was performed, aud I  refused '.o pay the amount on the pay-roll.  Sanderson had exceeded bis instructions,  . and I feel tliat he should be held responsible for his conduct, particularly as lie is  well able to pay. Only when he was threat-  ~ ened wiVliTCo county "court did he ever assert that he had not received the above instructions.  As tho work is all corduroy, it is there to,  show for itself. Timber is near aud its cost  .should not exceed 25 cents per foot -  ��������� If the''government is responsible at all,  it is only to the amount of work actually  - done, viz., ������260. The whole thing is an attempt al, fraiid on the government."  Sanderson's Statcinviii.  "On tie 21 st day of May I was ordered  by Mr. Fitzstubbs to go up and repair the  government, trail between., the . ead of  Kootenay Lake and Trout Lake, aud to  branch o.l* it Pearson's with a new trail to  Dunciii city.- I had eighteen or twenty  _men with me on the work, and we straight-.  ehed the 11 ail in places arid put in new  bridges as far up as Pearson's iu eight days.  I informed Mr. Fitzstubbs that the new  trail from Pearson's toward Duncan City  was across a meadow, anil that the first  half or three-quarters, of a mile would all  be corduroy, which would.take from three  to four weeks to put in. 1 also, with his  : approval, Jibed two horses to be used in  hauling timber, the owners to be paid at  the rate of $1.50 .a day for ,the use of the  horses when actually engaged at work, the  government to furnish path, biit no oats to  be fed on the days. when the horses were  idle. Believing that the work of corduroying could be done to? better advantage by  two gan-s, I directed Mr.-N. W. Glover to  take oik: gang and build from the west  end. and .Ur. John Eldridge to take a gang  and build from the east eLii. I then took  the remaiuder of the men and began the  work of clearing and repairing the old trail  to Trout Lake, at which work I was engaged three weeks. On my return to Pear-  son'fc I found Mr. "R. J. Bealey and Mr.  John L. Retallack,, two representatives of  o the Lardo Townsite com pany, I understand,  being interested to the extent of fifty cents  aday on each man employed on the corduroy work, the government paying the men  $2.50 a day. Messrs. Bealey and Retallack  were very much dissatisfied at the amount  of work being done by Mr.Elridge's gang,  and on measurement it was found that Mr.  Glover's gaug had laid 600 feet more than  Eldridge's. I immediately wrote to, Mr.  Fitzstuhbs to come up and take a look at  the work, and. in answer got a. letter ordering me to lay offElridge and his gaug and  for me to issue them no time checks. - The  work of corduroying was then completed  .by Mr. Glover's gang, but from the 1st of  July.the townsite meri laid about 600 feet,  and when completed the distance corduroyed was 3^750 feet. As a matter of fact,  the timber on the west end of the work was  easy to split and much easier to handle  than that procurable on the east end. Eldridge had, however, on his own responsi-  bility'j hired'two more horses, Glover taking both that had first been hired. Even  then it. was found that the horses could  not haul the timber as fast as the men could  lay it.  Mr. Fitzstubbs has refused to pay the  bill for oats purchased by me under his instructions, and the party who furnished the  oats now looks to me for payment  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 DA WSON and. ROBSON.  Apply for .Prices! Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissioncrC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  The above is substantially the statement  of Sanderson. It is, in the opinion of the  Miner, a hardship that the men were not  paid. It is quite immaterial whether Sanderson exceeded his instructions or not. He  was acting on behalf of the government and,  the men employed on the work should be  paid when he certified to the pay-roll.  The gold commissioner may, from his standpoint, have been justified in withold-  ing payment until the case was reported to  the government officials at Victoria, but  the government is liable for the amount  and the laborers should not be kept out of  their wages. The governments action in  this respect, in not paying the men. is reprehensible, and the sooner the men are paid  the better.    Those Feariiil Charges.  The charges laid by Sanderson against  the commissioner are also appended:���������1st.  "In July, 1892, Captain Fitzstubbs employed the undersigned to act as foreman  over a gang of men then engaged iu repairing the government .trail between Nakusp  and the head of Slocan lake. Eight men  were so employed. In making up the payroll for August, Captain Fitzstubbs "added  to such pay roll the name of William  Smith, made up his time, and issued a  check in favor of said William Smith, as  well as checks for the men actually employed on said trail during said month of  August.  The amount payable by said check was  over seventy dollars. There were only  eight men, "besides myself, actually employed on such trail during the month of  August, and no such man by the name of  William Smith worked thereon, nor Avas  any man by the name of William Smith  entitled to draw pay for any such work.  2. The undersigned charges that the  statements sent to the Lands and Works  Department by Captain Fitzstubbs concealing the repairing of the government  trail betweeu the head of Koctenay lake  and Trout Lake, and the construction of  the branch trail running from Pearson's toward the Lardo river,-are untrue. That in  consequence of such statements, several of  the men engaged ou such work are still im-  -p-aid;-"although-the-work-was-done-in-June-  last, and that on application of such men  to Captain Fitzstubbs for their pay, he in.  forms them that they must look to the  undersigned for it. . Captain Fitzstubbs  also refuses to pay for supplies used in the  construction of the said branch trail, although the supplies were purchased by his  direction."  Tbe above was written on Feb. 22nd, and  addressed to the Commissioner, of Lands  and . Works. An investigation will  probably show that the man William  Smith was.employed on other work on the  government reserve in Nelson That there  was an irregularity committed in having  his services placed against the account for  trails cannot be accounted for by any one  save Captain Fitzstubbs. So so-m as the  gold commissioner was notified of the  charges he entered his defence witli^the  proper officials at Victoria, but they did  not allow him sufficient time to have his reply in Victoria in time for the government  return.  This remissness ou the part of Forbes G.  G. Vernon will not tend to better the position of the gold commissioner  and will afford, an opportunity for  embittered enemies, to magnify a slight irregularity into the graver, charges of "malfeasance" and the "carrying of dead men on  the pay-roll."  The Miner seeks neither to justify nor  apologize for Gold Commissioner Fitz-  stubb's actions. It simply asks for fair  play. There are those among his most  violent defamers who have played him for-  all he was worth. It would be more dignified for them now to remember that every  man is innocent until he is proves guilty.  ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.  "Kootenay Lodge No. 10 I. O. O. F.  The anniversary service of the above order will  be, held in the school house on Sunday, April 22nd,  service to commence at 11 a. m.  The,Oddfellows will meet at. their hall at 10 a.  ra. All sojourning brothers are cordially invited  to attend. # \.  Wm. Hodson, N. G.  ���������>- Geo: R. Naden, Sec'y.  Nelson, B. C. April 18th 1894.  llaVe  Yoli   Seei),  The New  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  N ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  ISSUED BY ���������  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  TOBONTO,    ONTABIA.  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-forfeitabie 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  (b) 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,  Agent lor Nelson.  J.   D.   BREEZE   General Agent lor It. C.  .411 Cordova Street. Vancouver.  Furniture and Pianos,  We carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences.  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made lo order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  Wc arc also  agents  for  EVANS  PIANOS* AND   DOHERTY  ORGANS.  JAMES  (3***^  &  CO.  NELSON   STOKE:  So. 4 Houston A Ink Itiiildiiig, Josephine Street.  T  i  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. "  1 Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  Y^Carlo^id'FdJldry^CeddrJ'^        '  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, * Shingles, Laths Mouldings,  Etc., as usual.       ...-'���������  G. O. Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  Sawmill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  HOTELS.  Watson, riotel  WATSON,  b. c.  The TOWN OF WATSON is situated between  Bear������������������ and Fish Lakes, on the Kaelo-Slocan  wigon road, 20 miles from Kaslo-and. 10  milesfrom New Denver, is the most central  point in" Slocan district,  The WATSON HOTEL is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country.' The dining room and kitchen are in charge of female  help of experience. The bar is stocked with  the best brands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER & WATSON,  PROPRIETORS.  rp   P. O'FARRELL,  i' SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.:  Nelson, B. C.  LI  Drawings and  Specifications, made in  the  Office.     All matter strictly confidential.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  ^^_ iBheppard Bly.  All Rail to SpoKane, Wash.  Leave 7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  Commencing January 8th, 1894, 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., making close connections with  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points.  TAX   NOTICE.  WANTED.���������Situation in up country store.  Thorough knowlege of dry goods, two years  experience in B. C. Indian and general trading.  Apply to M. A. H., P. O. Box 252 Victoria. B.C.  "VTOTICE" is hereby given, in accordance with  -^ the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  'lax, 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, B. 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 property.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid after Juno 30th, 1994:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent 011 real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  o   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.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct, Route,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points rf  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TRAINS    TO   AM������   FROM    NELSON    HAILT.  Direct Connection at Itobson every v  Tuesday, Tinirsday ^nnd Sal unlay Evening,  With Stciuner- for Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Easlbound  and \\ cstbound through trains".  Through Tickets -Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Dav Coaches, lounsfc Sleeping Cars and Free 'Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, lime, etc., apply  to nearest agent,  ���������I. HAMILTON. Agent, Nelson,  Or to iir.O. .Mel. It It OWN,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  ��������� STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (limited)  TIME TABLE NO. 2.  In liflect Tuesday. April ITIli, 18114.  Revelstoke Route,   Steamer Lytton.  Connecting with the Canadian Pacific Railway  for all Eastern and Coast points.  Leaves Robson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m.  Leaves Revelstoke on Mondays and Thursdays at  -     4 a. 111. ������  Passangcrs from Nelson should take the C. & K.  trains leaving at 3 p. 111. on Tuesdays and  Fridays.  _Kaslo_Rou_te,-Sj'|,:amer.Nelsox.  Connecting with- Nelson and Fort Sheppard  Railway for all Eastern and Coast Points and  for Spokane. '-  Leaves Nelson, Leaves Kaslo,  Mondays at !> a. ni.'" . Sundays at 8 a. m.  Wednesdays at 5,S0 p. m.   Tuesdays at 3 a. in.  Thursdays at 5 p. in. Thursdays at 8 a. in.  Saturdays at 5. 40 p. ni.      FridaysJdt 3 a. m. '"'  Bonner's Ferry Route, Steamer Spokane.  Connecting with Great Northern Railway for all  Points, Spokane and the Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at 3 a. in. and Nelson at 7.15 a. in.  on Tuesdays and Fridays. ... t  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 a. rh. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays .   -  For full information as to tickets, rates ��������� etc.,  apply at the Company's offices,  Nelson, B. C -  Thc Company reserves the right to change this   -"y  ���������schedule at any time without notice.  T. Allan,  Secretary.  J. W. Troup,  Manager.  Great  Northern  Railway.  A Short, Fast, Scenic Route  TO  Seattle, and all Pacific  Coast Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, and  Points Beyond.  Modern Equipment.   Rock.Rallagt Roadbeds.  Over the Cascade and  Rocky Mountains by  Daylight.  Direct Connection via NeLion A  Fort  Sheppard Rail-way. at. Spokane; and via  C. A K. S. N. C. at Bonner's  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address:  C. ������. IMxon, C. P��������� A T. A.    P. Casey, Agent,  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry, I.  F. J. Whitney, G. P. A T. A., St. Paul, Mln THE MINER, NELSON, ������, C., SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1894,  Wxt $ttttCiV  The Miner is printed on"Saturdays, provided  '   thc staff is sober, and will be mailed to any  Li" 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 ?3 per inch, (down the column) per month  and as much more as patrons will, stand.  Transient. Advertisements   inserted at the  rate of 15 cents per line flrst insertion, and 10  . cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Curc-All, Private Remedy, and Ncxt-to-  Pure-Rcading-Mattcr advertisements are not  wanted.  " -  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  1      order.   Prices to match.  Address     ^  Thb Mine* Printing a Publishing Co.  nelson,  b.c.  "COUNTER AND UPPER CUT."  The Tribune insinuates, if it does not  state, that Mr. Davie intentionally misinformed the house, in saying one evening,  that no charges had been preferred against  Captain Fitzstubbs. Whereas at a subsequent sitting, Mr. Davie stated that the  complaints���������such as they are���������had been  made.  The insinuation is wholly beneath notice,  but may be made the means of giving a  little information to some of our readers.  W Anatomists get hints even from the dissection of a rat. A stream of complaints or  inquiries reaches the different departments!  as to the doings or omissions of officers.  t) The rule is, that the minister in charge of  the department, refers these complaints to  the officer concerned, for his report, or for  further report or explanations. If the department minister, afterwards deems-the  matter sufficiently important to be brought  to the notice of the Executive, he lays it  with a report before the Executive at one  of its meetings. Not until iben, unless the  complaint has been originally sent to the  provincial secretary, with a request that it  be laid before the Executive, does the  Premier necessarily know anything about  it. There have been domestic rows, in past  ' governments here on this very account,  and the practice is perfectly settled in  every government under the flag. Except  on questions of policy, or of administration  connected -with the attorney-general's department, we believe that it is out of order  to correspond on public affairs to the  premier, though he good-naturedly accepts  ��������� jind, as we think, perhaps with more good  nature than prudence, a considerable irregular correspondence���������a la Gladstone.  The unfairness and animus shown in  ��������� publishing incomplete-papers~irrCaptain"  Fitzstubb's case, will be apparent to everyone. Government matters should be  treated, as far as may be, like other matters,  and its officers should receive fair-play.  Take a private case���������a water company, an  electric light company, or what not, imminently approaching the harsh stage of liqui-  datorial investigations, and action, certain  to result in a very large sum having to be  paid up by confiding shareholders.  Suppose au accountant has reported the  absence of proper books, minutes, register,  or bank account, and a strong presumption  of the improper issue of alleged paid up  shares, the clandestine receipt of back com-  . missions, the confessing sham judgments,  and other flagrant abuses of a fiduciary relation, by officials of the company���������would  . the Tribune consider it fair to publish,  prematurely, a possibly imperfect, ex-parte  ���������accountant's report, in order to prejudice  minds of the shareholders, the public, and  the liquidator^ in the approaching liquidation? Yet this wholly imaginary case,  which, of course, does not refer to any  men, or any company, in Nelson, would be  the exact analogue of the other in the stage  now existing, or which existed at the date  of the last issue of the Tribune.  upon ,the development of this, its most  valuable and productive district, and therefore the premier of British Columbia did  well in straining a point to secure the interests not only of Kootenay, but of that  province of which it is the treasure house.  As to the manner in which the NakuBp &  Slocan railway question has been fought in  the house, all men must admit that, right  or wrong, Davie has acted the man and  Beaven and his supporters have not. Manliness has been the characteristic of the  past policy; meanness the key-note of the  opposition.. The opposition has persistently insinuated that the Nakusp & Slocan  business was a rank piece of dishonesty,  and that Davie & Co. had either stolen for  themselves or their friends.  We are not politicians and so we call a  spade a spade, and stealing���������stealing. The  opposition hinted that Davie had stolen;  one of them at least had the pluck to say  that if the "government was not interested  its friends were," and Beaven has said that  the premier was "more anxious to advance  the interests of the company than those of  the country," that he (Beaven) "did not  know but what the members of the government were paid fat salaries by the company"���������"did not know but what," Of  course he "did not know but what." We  "don't know but what" Mr. Beaven is going  to turn over a new leaf and fight fair, but  we do know that Davie has given him thc  chance to reply to all these insinuations.  Davie laid all the information asked for before the House; he invited the appointment  of a committee of enquiry in the House,  (April 6th,) and now since even that won't  satisfy his opponents, he has moved the  resolution appointing the royal commission.  Now supposing for the sake of argument  that Mr. Davie's opponents are right, and  that their charges are -well founded, will  any man deny that these charges have been  meanly and unfairly brought; will anyone  deny that they have been honestly and  manfully met. We don't know any more  about Mr. Davie's counsels than anyone  else; he may be as crooked as men are  made, but wo remember how well men  spoke of his brother the late premier, we  know what an able honest man the brother  is who cleaned the small-pox out of Victoria; we know that some of his enemies  admit that "Theodore" is like the other  brother in ability. His present course looks  as if he was like him in manhood, and we  can't help being prejudiced enough to believe him like them in that other white-  man's virtue, honesty, until the contrary is  proved.  Time! Mr. Beaven,,, the other man is in  the ring and looks as if he means to fight  fair; if you like to meet him in the same  spirit, Kootenay at any rate, will give both  fair play.  -    DAVIE'S CHALLENGE.  Let us own flat-footed that we are no  great lovers of politics or politicians, and  would vote for anyone -who would work  honestly and vigorously for our own.particular district���������Kootenay. But there is  Oone thing which we, in common with all  white men, do, and must admire, and that  is manhood.  As to the Nakusp & Slocan railway, we  have given our opinion and shall stand by  it until the grounds of our faith are removed by proof of fraud. The railway was  an urgent necessity .for West Kootenay;  the welfare of British Columbia depends  tinction of class, creed, or country, and  the,resolute preference of the interests  of the whole to any interest, be it what it  may, of a narrower scope."  ^THOSErHA 7 eful-englishmenT'  o -  The preamble of the opposition manifesto is on the face of it mysterious, and  essays to refer to some designed partiality in the disposal of district offices to  persons of particular places of birth. A  little light may not be amiss here.  There are about fifteen administrative  offices in the district. Mr. Goepel is the  solitary "English-born gentleman who  has held any one of these offices since  West Kootenay was formed, and his appointment is of recent'date. . The three  gold commissioners have been, respectively, Scotch, Canadian and Irish. Of  the recorders, seven are Canadians;  Sproat, Jr., a Scotchman; Lendrum, an  Irishman; and Topping, an American-  Canadian. Acting recorder Graham was  born in the Mauritius, of Scotch parents.  The only M. P. P. we have had, was described in the Tribune as a "Canadian  unversed in poker." There is not a single  Englishman, and only one Scotchman,  in the ranks of our lawyers. An English-  born J. P., or policeman, is a rarity.  We do not'1 suppose that any government of the province ever thought of an  appointee's place of birth in appointing  him, and evil would it be if they did anything so narrow and unpatriotic, but  the above facts show that, for some  reason or other���������possibly _accidental-  persons born in Eastern Canada have  "had the pull," and English-born persons  have practically been excluded from offices in this district. Probably neither  the latter, nor sensible persons, born in  Eastern Canada, care anything about  this fact.  Some late words of Mr. Gladstone are  in point: "Now is the time for the true  friend of rhis country to rerniud the  masses that, they owe their present  political elevation to no principles less  broad and noble than these���������the love qf  liberty, and of liberty for all without dis-  CURRENT COMMENT.  "What.fools we mortals be," was the  soliloquy of the Kasloites when they, realized how they had played into the hand  of the Nelson combine.  The Kaslo. contingent of the convention returned home somewhat sick at  heait. They were met at the wharf by  two transparencies, one of which read:���������  Welcome of Coxey's army.  The Tribune is so warped oh the Nakusp & Slocan railway controversy that  it is not honest enough to publish the  premiers resolution which passed the  legislature, appointing a Royal commission of enquiry.  The Tribune's little homily concerning  the truthfulness of newspaper men of  merit, leaves but one deduction in the  case of John Houston. Animus and  spleen and indecency have^characterized  his writings since he made his bow to  the Canadian public, as the history of  Donald, New Westminster and Nelson  attest.  It has been an open secret for some  time that the Houstonian cirque did the  campaign thinking for J. Fred. Hume.  It remained for the convention to establish the fact that the candidate for legislative honors in West Kootenay allows  the same worthies to do his. talking. A>  candidate who does hot deem it worth  while to thank a nominating convention  for such distinction, is to say the least  ungrateful.  Our good friends, at the boundary  (Rykerts') probably will be somewhat  surprised to find themselves classed with  the opposition faction. Knowing the  business like, anti-partisan views of the  residents there, we do not accept the  classification. We can well understand  Mr. Rykert's not acting as a faction delegate, as though a Dominion official, now,  may vote at provincial elections; it would  be regarded as improper, both by the  Dominion government, and the people of  the province, that such a position as the  above should be assumed by an officer of  Mr. Rykert's standing and surroundings.  We do not think that his neighbor's will  desire to be "connected with a disci-editable and impotent faction.  CROWN   tilt.lNT   AI>l'MCATIO\.  "VrOTICE JS HEREBY GIVEN.lt,hat,_Thoma������  .Ln McGovcrh has filed tlie necessary papers  and made application for a Crown Grant in favor  of thc mineral claim "Little Phil," situated in  Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections within sixty days from thc date of this  publication. 3  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Dated, Nelson, B. C,  -   29th of March, 1891. ./'  PROVINCIAL  SECRETARY'S  OFFICE.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a  Specialty.  SOLE   MANUFACTURERS   0������  THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  ' ' ������ Steam Log Hauling Machines.  ���������ao  "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, Rubbor and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc ' '  "  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  "    March 24.1894.  HIS HONOR the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint thc following persons to be Collectors of Provincial Voters for the  several Electoral Districts as constituted by the  "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act, 1892"  viz:��������� ���������       .   "  Henry T. Thrift, for Westminster Electoral  District, Riding of Delta.  L. "W.  Paisley,   for  Westminster Electoral  District, Riding of Chilliwhack.  R.   G.   Clarke,   for  Westminster  Electoral  District, Riding of Dewdney.  Robert McBride, 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 Burr,   for Yale Electoral District,  West Riding.  William M. Cochrane,  for Yale Electoral  District, East Riding. ���������  Ernest T. W. Pearce,  for   Yale   Electoral  District; North Riding.  Ewen- Bell,  for Lillooet 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   Nohbury, for East   Kootenay  Electoral District.  John, Stephenson-,   for  Cariboo   Electoral  District.  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.   Wellburn,   for     Cowichan-Albcrni  Electoral District.  Herbert Stanton, for Nanaimo City Electoral District.  George Thomson, for North Nanaimo Elec  toral District. .  Samuel   Drake,   for South  Nanaimo Electoral District.  W.    B.    Anderson,   for   Comox   Electoral  District.  And ��������� His Honor, the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to appoint the following persons to  be Distributing Collectors under thc said Act, in  the following places, viz :  Charles Warwick, in New Westminster City.  James McIntosh, in Kamloops.  Napoleon Fitzstubbs, in Nelson.  Joe Broadwell. in North Victoria.  Frederick Soues, in Clinton.  Mark Bate, in Nanaimo City.  Provincial Secretary's Office  22nd March, 1891.  Pursuant to the powers conferred in that behalf by section 22 of the "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act, 1894." 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 thc Schedule to the "Provincial  Voters Act."   .  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  notice of claim to be given to the collector.  To the Collector of tho Electoral District of  I, the undersigned,'claim to have niv name inserted in the Register of Voters for the  Electoral District, in virtue of my being a British  subject of the full age of twenty-one years, having resided in this Province for twelve months,  and in thc said Electoral. district for two months  immediately previous to the date hereof, and not  being disqualified by any law in force in this  Province.  ;  Dated at in the Province'of British Co  lumbia, this      ..day of 18   .  Signatu re   (All Christian names and surnames to be given  iit full length.)  Residence   (Full particulars to be given, such as number of  house, if any, name of street, if any, etc., so  that applicant's usual place of abode may be  easily ascertained.) -  Profession, trade or calling,  Bank of Montreal.  CAni-Al (all iMiid up), #19,000,4  REST,       ...        .      ������,000,000  S������ DONALD A. SMITH President  ?������S" ���������������t* DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON. General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and   Cable  Transfers.  Grant commorical and traveller's credits,  avaiV  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  savings"bank branch  Rate of interest at present 3A per cent.  BANK OF  Interrogatories to be answered by claimants for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  1. What is yourChristian name, surname, place  of residence and occupation?  2. Are you of the full age.of twenty-one years?  3. Art? you a natural-born or naturalized s'ub-  ject.'and which?  4. Have you ever taken the oath of allegiance  to any foreign state or been naturalized.as a  snbject of a foreign state, and if so have you  since been naturalized" as a British subject,  and when and where?  5. Have you resided imthe Province of British  Columbia for twelve months prior to the date  . of your application to be registered as a Provincial voter?  6. Have you resided or had your chief place of  (.abode in this Electoral district for a continuous period of two months p-ior tothisdnte?  If not in this district, in what (if any) Electoral District?  7. Are you now registered as a Provincial voter  in any Electoral District in British Columbia?  flf thc answer be yes.)   In what District?  j 8. Do you now reside in the District for which  f you apply to be registered as a Provincial  voter?  On what premises do you reside?  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  ���������AI������!TA& (paid Ml,>, ������600,000    .     #'i,9m,wm  (With power to increase.)  warnOTwi>r������5-Mijr ~T7 ^t^aaT  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  "B*R^LlsrC"H:*ES =  CANADA-Victoria, Vancouver, New Wcstmin-  .   ster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.       VVChDm,n  United STATES-San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, and Seattle. ��������� *"  HEAE.SElCE: ������������ Lo"^rd street, LONDON..  AGENTS AND C0KEE8P0NDENTS:  CAbM?A7^*Mad,in ���������?1nk  of Commerce  and  branches; Merchants'Bonk of Canada and  ches? 'SW Bank ������f Canada ������nd bran-  Nova Scotfa an(1 branches* ������������nk of  UN1Comm^T^S-^gcnts Canadian Bank of  i^oinmcrce, NewYorK-  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago.  traders National Bank, Spokane,  gAVINGS  DEPARTMENT-     "  " farSSI^nrece!j-5d at $1 ,lnd upwards, and  per Sum <PrCSent rate) * '* Der ccnl-  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. ' Age���������t.   -  A      S. GOING,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND  PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block, j  Nelson,' B. C  ARMITT -& RASHDALL,  lining Brokers.  W.   H.  District.  Dempster,   for   Cassiar   Electoral  Signature,  Witness,  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts/  Complete lists of existing Milling locations  NEW  DENVER, B. C. THE MINER, NELSON,, :B, ..C, SATURDAY, APRIL, 21,  1894.  THEIR PLATFORM.  The platform adopted by the Houston-  Hume convention on Saturday last, subject to some modifications after the  meeting adjourned, is appended. The  modified form of the platform was not  presented to the delegates, but the men  who, throughout the convention movement, have been content to have their  task set by John Houston, will probably  offer no objection to this new piece of  impertinence.in the amending, and altering of the wording of their platform,  after the convention adjourned.  "Whereas, the men that upbuilt the  Dominion of Canada were not of one  nativity, and if a healthy patriotic sentiment is to prevail, and only by the  growth of such a sentiment Can Canada  take a; place among English-speaking  nations, the responsibilities of government must be trusted to men of known  capacity, and not to men who by accident of birth imagine themselves rulers  by divine right. Therefore be it resolved���������"  This is the outcome of the racial cry  raised at Kaslo, the objectionable Englishmen being designated as "those who  by accident of birth, imagine themselves  rulers by divine right." George A.  Bigelow as a member of the committee  on drafting a platform, gave it this  meaning before the whole convention.  This cropped out when Bigelow moved  the rejection of the clause dealing with  the "notoriously inefficient" Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs. "I think" said  Bigelow, "that the platform as adopted,  covers this case." The convention has  hung out the sign "no Englishmen need  apply" to promote a healthy patriotic  sentiment. 'The connection between  this preamble and the clauses which follow, is difficult to trace:���������  "First. That we hold as repr ehensible  the practice of appointing non-residents  to official positions in interior districts,  and we maintain that all offices, where  practicable, should be filled by residents  of the district wherein the official performs duty."  It would appear that this clause has  been almost bodily cribbed from Mr.  Davie's well known Vernon letter of Oct.  26. 1893, to the Vernon News in which  he stated. "Another principle which I  think always should be recognized, is  the appointment of >uien in the vicinity  where the office is held, who are known  aud respected." In this the convention  is behind the Premier.  "Second. Special and private legislation not only consumes to great a part  of the time that should be devoted to the  consideration of public measures, but it  leads to the practices that tend to lessen  confidence in the integrity of thelegishi-  tive assembly, and through it an insidious poison is disseminated that in time  will find its way throughout the whole  organism of the body politic; therefore,  we favor the enactment of general laws  that will reduce to a minimum special  legislation and do away with piivate  legislation altogether."  This clause evidently comes from the  records of some college debating society.  "Everylegislature under theBritish flag:  constantly tries to make "general laws  that will reduce to a minimum special  legislation." It is the latter kind of  legislation which imposes on legislators  their heaviest and least recognized work.  They would gladly be without it. But  the need of "special legislation" increases  with the complex conditions of civilized  communities. The most "general law,"  which men may devise, leaves many unprovided cases. If society is to hold together, there must be rules to define  the relations of man to man,  and to protect the public interests. Under our system, some relief to  the general legislature is afforded by the  formation of municipalities. If the local  opposition wish to amend further the  British Columbia municipal system, they  might have said so without boring its  friends with an academic platitude, on  which no issue can be joined.     '  "Third. The interests of the province  were not safe-guarded in the agreement  between the government, and the Nakusp  & Slocan Railway company, and the  policy of the government m pledging the  credit of. the province,' in order' that  speculative companies may profit thereby, is to be condemned." '!  A royal commission has been appointed  to enquire into this matter, on the resolution of Premier Davie, These gen tie-  men.who know so much .will have an  opportunity of testifying before a proper  tribunal, and if there is anything in their  babbling it will have some effect, which  cannot be said for their harranguing in  convention. It would "be interesting.to  have J. Fred Hume explain how a railway into the heart of the Slocan is going  to hurt that industry. As a volunteer  candidate, who proposes, next winter,  to "play the devil" with Mr. Davie from  the opposition benches," Mr. Hume will  naturally desire to show the public here,  some of his qualifications for that under-  dertaking. He is highly favored by opportunity. Mr. Davie will visit the riding in a short time. If time permits it  will be an excellent plan to have the  campaign opened practically, by a public  discussion   between   the leader   of the  local opposition and the premier, on the  issues 01 the hour���������a discussion, in this  instance, restricted to these leaders, and  reported verbatim for the information  of the electorate.  "Fourth. After making provision for  the running expenses of the government,  expenditures should be confined solely  to the building and betterment of wagon  roads and other works that are for the  free use and benefit of the public at large,  leaving to private enterprise the construction and operation of railways and  all other undertakings for the use of  which the public are required to pay."  This probably approves of the principle  of abolishing eminent domain, compelling railway companys to arrange as best  they can with owners of private lands.  It is probable thatj under such a system,  there would have been no railway construction in West Kootenay up to the  present time.  "Fifth. The speedy adjustment of the  differences between the province and  the Dominion, to the end that the land  within the railway belt along the Canadian Pacific railway be thrown open to  settlement under the land laws of the  province; the amendment of the Land  Act so that it will be an equitable contract, between the province and the settler, eliminating all discretionary powers  of the chief commissioner of lands and  works; also amending it so as to permit  the outright purchase of small tracts in  all unsurveyed mountainous districts."  No minister of the crown has worked  so hard as Mr. Davie to adjust all railway land questions with the Dominion  government. As to the Land Act, it is  too rigid; the chief commissioners discretion, which is very limited, is certainly needed and exercised in the interest  of the settler. No.one would suffei more  than the settler, were that "discretion"  wholly abolished.  "Sixth. The timber.lands of the province should be held in it rust-for the  future needs of its people,' and not handed  over, under long leases, to speculative  mill owners as a saleable asset."  This proposes to abolish the saw-milling industry, prevent t he export of forest  products, and to have all the timber  lands of the province "held in trust for  the future needs of the people."  "Seventh. The development of the  mining industry should not be hampered  by legislation that makes the procurement of title to surface rights impossible;  that levies unequal taxation oh working  miners; and that makes it difficult to  compel co-owners to pay their share of  assessment work; therefore, we favor  the. repeal of sections 8 and 45a of the  Mineral Act and a revision of the sections relating to mining partnerships."  "These meager prospects of amendment show, either that the opposition  do not realize the defects of the law, or  do not wish them removed. We desire  more amendments than these, in the interests of the miner, aud are convinced  that the only way to get, them is through  a vigorous, well,informed member, 'ihe  government and legislature have always  been willing to amend the law if they  .hadJ_know.n,_.c)n__responsi.ble__a.ut.hori.ty,  the real interests' and wishes^ of the  miners."  fore. There were two resolutions incorporated into the platform which appeared in last weeks issue and others of  an unworkable nature which could have  their origin only in such assemblies as a  Houstonian-Hume convention.  The anniversary service of Kootenay  Lodge No. 16, 1. O. O. F., will be held tomorrow morning. The members assembling in their lull at. 10 o'clock. Official  notice of the services appears on page  two.  No. 130.  CERTIFICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF  A FORKIGN COMPANY.  TnK Kootenay  and Columbia Prospecting  and Mining Company, Limited (Foreign)  Registered the loth day of April, 1S94,  I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  registered "The Kootenay aud Columbia  Prospecting and Mining Company, Limited (Foreign)," under the ' Companies' Act," Part IV.,  "Registration of "Foreign Companies," and the  "Companies' Act Amendment Act, 1889."  Tho head ortlce of the said Company is situated at the City of Otlawa, in the Province of Ontario, Canada.  The objects for which the Company is established are.���������To carry on a general niining business; to buy and sell and otherwise deal in  mines, mining lands and minerals; to prospect and  explore for, quarry, develop, work, extract and  mine throughout the Province of the Dominion  of Canada gold, silver, copper, precious metals,  baser metals, coal, marble, minerals and ores of  every kind; to crush smelt, reduce, treat and  manufacture, forward, ship and sell the same,  and for such purpose to construct, establish and  operate works, wharves and warehouses, and  acquire and own rcnl estate, and for such purpose-  to construct, establish and operate works,  wharves and warehouses, and purchase, lease,  acquire, hold, own, sell, mortgage or dispose in  any way all such real or personal propoily, niining locations, limits or rights, as may be requisite  for-the carrying oii of thc busines.-i ot tlio Company; to acquire, construct, own or lease and  operate such tramways, telegraph and telephone  lines, roads, vessls una works as may be nucoss-  ary ior the currying on of the business of the  Company, and generally to do all such things as  aro incidental or conducive to tlio attainment of  all or any ot thc olijecis of Lhe Company inrough-  out tlie Dominion of Canada.  The amount of the capital stock of said Company is forty thousand dollars, divided into four  Hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.  Given under my hand and seal of oirice, at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, mis  tenth day of April, one thousand eignt hundred  and ninety-four.'  Il.s.j S. Y. WOOT TON,  apl2   . Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  "~>������.  is the Time for  Change.  ' 'Eighth. The passage of an act whereby water rights for any specific purpose  may.be obtained as readily as such rights  are now obtained for mining purposes  under the provisions of the Mineral Act."  The past record of some of the leading  members of the opposition\ makes us  view with suspicion, any proposal of  theirs to "take water rights straight."  Ninth. The establishment of a land  regist ry for Kootenay district.  Tenth. The holding in Kootenay district of terms of the county court at  short intervals; extending the power to  issue capias to registrars of county courts  in districts in which there are no resident judges; and the passage of an act  that will allow the collection of small  debts in courts composed of justices of  the peace.  Eleventh. The extortions to which  laborers on railway construction and  other works are compelled to submit,  through the issuance of time-checks, is  alike, discreditable to the men who profit  by such practices and to the government  that makes no effort to inake such practices impossible. The. issuance of non-  negotiable time-checks should be rnadea  punishable offence, and the issuance of  negotiable time-checks should only be allowable under a law that \vould safeguard the rights of the party to whom  they are issued.  Twelfth. Contractors and sub-contractors on railways should have a means  of getting speedy redress from unjust  classification and unfair measurement of  work by the appointment of an official  arbitrator who shall be a practical engineer.  Thirteenth. The government is to be  condemned for the passage of a redistribution act that is not uniform in its provisions, and by which representation is  neither based on population, voting  strength, nor contributed revenue.  These clauses will probably find as  many admirers outside of the convention  as in. The most prominent among them  has received attention in the Mineii lie-  Otu; Change for the Spring  of 1894 consists in a  Much Fuller Stock  at   -  Better Prices.  New Goods arriving  or en route. Give us your  orders.for_all_kinds_of Stationery and Musical Goods  TURNER BROS.  mzmvAL  E  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coiionkr koh West Kootenay,    ,  Ollice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Uakcr street,  Nelson, B.C.  -TV   LaBAU,   M. D.,  \  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and 4,  Houston Block.  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone 42.    '-  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.  Ready Cash is the . . .  Best Introduction ...  To Present to ..... .  R. B. LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure/  any of the Bargains which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardzvare,  and  Miners' supplies afford.  Beware of Cheap  Chinese Sugar,  First-Class Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  ,- BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS kok  Hiram Walker & Son's,      Jos. SchliU Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills  , Distillers Milwaukee, U. S. ' Manitoba  P. O. box 69. Telephone 24���������  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine street*,  NELSON, 11. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.    Conveyancing documents drawn up������  Town Lots LandB and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROUSERINGS.  .E^.lJ^_Sj^juire,^h'eiJNjel5^nJrailor,_has--just.  received a large consignment of  M. S- DAYYS:  "MINING  ENGINEER,  Spring Goods  Call and inspect the New   Patterns  and Styles.  ft ��������� *��������� -  Fred. J. Squire,      Baker Street, Nelson..  UAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE NNS-  TEMPTING   DISPLAY  OF  \Vatchea, Clocks, (Jewellery,  aijd gilverWare, Showi) Iij the  Warerooifl*  of  DOVER,  AXD ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  EAKER   STREET, NELSON.   B. C:


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