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 B������Ra������ssKaixKa:K3KSJ*?^^l^K-eKi2a2aa6.  The Mines lu  Kootenay arc Among  the Jticliest in  America.  ��������� >  THE MINER  T2ic Ores iire  ^l^h-tiraiJc In iioUl,  Silver, ������;.i;n>er,  i:ii:I  'Le.-i;!.  li  v  ft  Whole Number 194.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  May 5,   1894.  Subscription Price $2 per Year  LI.  \f  PRICES   OF   METALS.  .,      Silver.  Silver quotat ions seem ent irely dependent on the intermittant demand for  China. A slight renewal of this buying  early in the week caused an advnnco to  Girjc. per ounce for hiirs here and 29^1. in  London. Its exhaustion yvas followed  by a reaction ; the prices declined at the  close of the yveek to 2S'i'd, in London and  GBic. in Neyv York. The India Council  this yveek sold 50 lakhs (5,000,000) rupees  up to 13 19/32d. pei rupee.  SILVER, PR1C12S.  Aj������: 14. Apr: 16. Apr. //. Apr. iS. Apr. ig. Aj<r2o.  London 29d.   2i)Jd:������������������   2S-?d.      28Jd.    2S:'d.     28j*rt.  Neyv Y. Wo.    Gilc.    G3Jc.      0*{c.     (>:Uc.     GIUc.  liraihtrect's jtk April, jSg.f.  Closing Prices.  New Yojik, '4th May.  Silver 64M, Lead 3.20.  Carl Klcinsmidlh left for the Salmon  "River on Tuesday to start yvork on his  placer claims. \  We understand that yvork yvill shortly be  recommenced on the Poor Man.  Mr. C.Redpaith states according to the  Inland Sentinel that the company proposes to erect a plant to treat theore at  the Savona Cinnabar mine. '  Mr. John Hepburn is said to have purchased the other partners' interest in  the Victoriii Mining company's claim on  the Qnesnelle River. He expects to get  the yvater on this season.  o  Three prospectors from California yvith  eight pack horses have gone up the North  Thompson River1. They intend to go as  far as the head of thc Cloaryvatcr.  Rich specimens of native Hake and  yvire silver have been brought into Kamloops l'roin the J-Iofnestake claim by W.  T. Wood, Indian agent, S. H. Jones and  Dr. Edgar.  Byron N. White of the Slocan Star was in  toyvia on Thursday.     He   reports   things  quiet up' at the Star.   The last of the ore of  yvhich about 900 tons yvas shipped during  .the-winter went down last week via Three  j'Fui'Ks.-''The-'coinpauy' is now-waiting for  "' the arrival of a railway, either the Nakiisp-  Slocan or the Kaslo-Sldcan, iu  the meantime fyvelve or fifteen men are kept at development yvork. ,,  It is reported in a "Victoria paper that  thc trial made at Yale this yveek by Bell &,  ���������McCastlo's gold dredger fully realized the  highest expectations of the prospectors.  Working in tyvelve feet of yvater gold gravel  was pumped up from the bed of the river  yvhich yielded 19^ ounces oi* gold in a  thirty-six hours' run. Stones yvcighing  tyventy-iive and thicty pounds are brought  up by the pump, and the yvhole machinery  works perfectly.  The revised official report of the  Province's coal output for.lS93 gives the  *-figures-as-1^001,070-ton?,���������an-increaseon-  1S93 of no less than 151,929 tons, and the  largest yield on the Provincial record,  yvith the single exception of the year  1891, yvhen the total quantity mined  came to 1,029,097 tons." The North  Thompson mine last year figured in the  total for the first time, yvith' a small experimental output of 250 tons. The home  consumption of 1S93 showed an increase  of nearly 12.000 tons over that of 1S92,  and the total number of hands emplyed  was 2,8-IG, as against 2,802 of the previous  year.  AIiismoi-Ui.  .{From our 01011 correspondents.)  The concentrator at tin* "No. 1" mine  began regular yvork on Tuesday, April  25th. Orr Saturday it yvas. reported as  turning out plenty of rich concentrates,  " the assays on - that day averaging over  750 ounces of silver'to "the ton. It, yvas  also said that the ore bodies at the face  seemed likely to furnish plenty of ore. *  The Black Diamond tunnel penetrated  the second vein of ore last yveek at a distance of about 2S0 feet from the mouth.  On Saturday they had gone in about  seven feet, but not through the vein,  which those running the mine said  looked extremely promising.  A meeting of the inhabitants of Ainsworth was held at Martin's Hall on  Saturday, April 28th, at yvhich a communication, from the government yvas  read announcing that it had been  decided to continue the Record Office at  that place.  The following resolutions were passed:  Resolved, that the people of Ainsyvorth  Mining District desire to express their  . gratitude to the government of British  Columbia for their speedy compliance  with their petition for the continuance  of the Record Office in Ainsyvorth.  Resolved, that they ask from the  government a like attention to the  petition which was sent to the Minister  of Mines about six weeks ago, which  asked for any expenditure upon the  wagon road to the "No. 1" mine sufficient to place it in permanent repair;  to change it so as to avoid certain steep  places, to increase the number and size  of the culverts, and, to yviden certain  narrow and dangerous places. They  also ask for the extension of the Cedar  Creek Road to a point, across that stream  opposite the Highland mine.  Resolved, that they reneyv the petition  yvhich was forwarded seven yveeks ago,  nsking the governnienttofurnish money  to extend and secure the existing wharf,  a portion of yvhich is liable to be carried  ayvay whenever the lake shall rise a few  feet above the usual high yvater. This  event seems quite likely to occur during  the present season.  Resolved, that the government be'  requested to appoint a notary public for  the town and district of Ainsworth, and  to make him also a commissioner of  oaths, If not contrary to the rules of  the Civil Service, they yvould suggest  that the appointment be conferred upon  yvhoe.ver may be the government agent  at this place. t,  Trail Creek.  Fifty-three carloads of ore from the Le  Roi mine treated at Tacoma are said to have  given, *i?54 of gold to the ton. The amount  of silver and copper is not stated. At  present only about a dozen men are employed at the mine, in sinking, and no more  oro"yvill bo shipped uutil the hoisting aud  pumping machinery is erected. This is expected to take from four to five weeks from  date.  Xcw Denver Notes.  Mr. Gillette has a gang of men at work  putting in a new bridge on the yvagon road  at the canyon betyveen here and the Three  Forks and generally improving the road.  It yvill be some time before vehicular  traffic can be resumed as another bridge  has been carried ayvay and debris from the  railroad grade covers the road in many  places.  The Three Forks toyvnsite is now being  cleared and some of the unemployed  brigade are finding a healthy amusement  in actiug as stokers yvithout remuneration.  Jack Walsh, who has the contract for  carrying mail betyveen the head of Slocan  Lake and Nakusp until such time as the  railroad is iu operation has gone out lo  bring in his stock and intends running his  pack train through the summer. His  stable of saddle horses yvill be of consider:  able service'to visitors.""-" " '_ """ ' - "'"  Noyv that the snow has disappeared from  the railroad grade one is able to see how  serious is the damage done by mud slides.  Betyveen here and Three Forks most of the  crib work has settled considerably and one  or two have slid doyvn the hill.  We are represented in your issue of the  14tlfas saying that there yvas 100 tons oi!  Alpha ore at Four Mile. This should have  been 250.  A surveyor is now locating a yvagon road  from Silverton to the ore house erected by  Mr. McNaught near the Alpha Mine and a  tramyvay yvill shortly be laid from the mine  to the ore house.  The main street at Silvsrton is being  gra ded ,���������ArSr"Reed���������''' The^Ma jor,"���������having  the contract. ������  We regret to hear ol.' the sudden death in  Spokane of Mr. Carroll yvho yvas yvell known  in Kootenay as buyer for the Selby Smelter  of San Francisco.  It is the duty of a conscientious editor to  sample local institutions. Mr. Marshall  the dentist is a local institution���������we have  sampled him. After four determined  rounds our very best molar gave in. We  coagratulate and recommend the victor.  A. L. Morford a delegate from the Spokane Branch of the American Raihvay  Union, convened a meeting hereon Sunday  evening last, for the purpose of forming a  branch of the Union in Kelson. Apparently  hoyvever he could not make it stick, as  though only ten names yvere required, that  number yvas not available. When a Miner  reporter appeared there was only the. delegate and one other man.  The Kootenai Herald says that it is finally  settled that the Great Northern yvill equip  and operate the Kaslo-Slocan Railway. A  yvharf yvill be built at Bonner's Ferry and  also at Kaslo from which the cars yvill be  run on to the steamers, and these boats  yvill be built strong enough to break their  way through the ice iu the winter.  G. A. Keefer name doyvn from the reclamation yvorks pn the Kootenay River on  Thursday. He reports that everything is going on splendidly. The two machines are  yvorkiug yvithout a hitch, and though they  yvill not have any land protected this year,  he feels confident that there yvill be 8000  acres securely dyked against next years  floods, Mr. Keefer left for Vancouver via  Spokane on Friday morning.  A meeting was held in the Board of  Trade room, Nelson. 011 Thursday evening  at yvhich it yvas decided to form an Athletic  Association. John Elliot was elected  President and G. A. Bigelow Secretary.  The following committees yvere appoiuted:  Rules and Regulations, Houston, Heathcote, Bigelow. Base Ball, Bigelow., Neel-  ands, Ashcroft. Foot Ball, Hamber,  Heathcote, Brown. Cricket, Johnson,  Heathcote, Martin. Rowing, Perkes, Buchanan, Johnson. Athletic Spobts,  Houston, Tregillus, Oorrigan. The committee ou Rules and Regulations is to report at a meeting to be held on the 11th  May, when the other'committees yvill also  report progress.  -���������'.,'  LOCAL NEWS.  Captain Fitzstubbs is lying dangerously  ill in the Jubilee Hospital, Victoria.  A dance is '.to be held at the Stanley  House 011 on Friday next.  - The Sol. Holden Mine in the Big Bend  has been sold to a Toronto synd'eate.  The Hon. Colonel Baker is in East  Kootenay.  Captain A. E. Lindqnist, formerly of  the C. <fc K. S.S. Lytton, is noyv in charge  of the S.S. Aberdeen on the Okanagan  Lake.  "Charles Galloway, an old '58 miner,  has just died at Hope. He yvas yvell  known in both Cariboo and Kootenay  in the old days.  ".-The S. S. Nelson has been chartered by  the Odd Felloyvs for an excursion to Kaslo  on the Queen's Birthday.  R. J. Bealey is putting up a fine building  on Baker street and we are informed that  all the rooms are already let. T. Kelly has  the contract.  On Tuesday last the boys celebrated  May Day by opening the new recreation  f round   at" the, corner  of Baker ,and  osephine streets with a, game of baseball.  In reply "to a suggestion the Hon.  Theodore Davie has promised that the  government will give its earliest consideration to the construction of the Big  Bend and Trout Lake yvagon roads.  In another column yve publish the new  time table of the C. &"K. Steam "Navigation  company, and for the convenience of our  readers we print a table showing the time of  closing of all mails leaving Nelson.  The yvires have been doyvn pretty frequently of late. Perhaps this accounts  for what is noyv the fashionable form of  telegraphy in West Kootenay. Instead  of telegraphing "wire reply," as men do  elsewhere. Nelson's citizens put it thus,  "send reply by. freight train "  ���������JHirhatrnioi*^e'"ell:-'i.urr the "'���������yvater "sTTp]jiy'  and the number of willing hands to use it,  the Nelson House yvould have gone up on  Thursday last together yvith the empty  house next door and Bigeknv's store beyond.-. Fire yvas discovered in the roof  about 9.30 a. m., arising probably from a  collection of soot in a stovepipe becoming  ignited. But the enemy yvas quickly discovered. In less than three minutes a hose  reel was on the ground a"nd speedily at  yvork, dozens of buckets yvere brought into  play and passed along by strings of men,  up ladders, and through windoyvs. These  prompt, measures soon subdued the fire.  but yve fear that a great deal of damage has  been done and Mr. Marks is totally uninsured.  We are'glad to notice the attention  -whichNelson-isbeginning-to pay-to -hei-  gardens. Nature has made provision  for one of the prettiest toyvns in the  world here, and it requires very little  imagination to see it noyv, a hollow iu  the mountains above the blue lake, yvith  pretty rising terraces of neatly built  cottages and bungalows overlooking the,  business portion of the toyvn. The additional charm of colour yvhich gardens  "yvould give to Nelson, and the home like  look yvith yvhich they yvould invest the  other-yvise crude surroundings, may be  valued even in dollars and cents. A  pretty garden yvill often sell a poor house,  especially if the would-be purchaser has  a yvife to be. consulted. This is a hint  worth remembering for real estate agents  and men with houses to let.  Frank Britlon has been arrested at  Vancouver for being present at a prize  fight.   The tyvo principals have escaped.  Mr. Gallagher1, editor of the Nanaimo  Telegram, has ,heen committed for trial  on a charge of criminal libel. Up to a  late date he had been unable to find bail.  The first sod of the Spence's Bridge  ���������and Nicola Valley Railroad, yvas turned  on the 18th of April, by Mayor Anderson  of Vancouver.  "Bradstreets" is usually a well .informed journal, but yvhen it tells us that  the mouth of the Columbia River is the  only safe anchorage "betyveen Seattle  and Paget Sound, G00 miles," yve are induced to think that geography is not its  strong point.  Judge Burbidge, yvho is to sit yvith Sir  Mathew Begbie;on the Nakusp & Slocan  Royal Com mission, left Ottayva for Victoria on, Monday last. He will hold an  Exchequer' court on his arrival. The first  session of the Royal Commission is to be  held at Victoria on the 9th inst.  J. Donald yvho has reen prospecting  along the northern coast found a large  chunk.of brownish yvaxy substance. Not,  knoyving yvhat it yvas, he threyv it ayvay,  just keeping a small piece yvhich he got  analised on his return, lt turned out to  be ambergris yvorth about $16 anounce.  Ambergris is a. substance found in dead  yvhales, and yvhich floats ayvay after the  i rest of the body is decomposed. It is  I supposed to be some kind of disease in  the animal, and it is largely used for fine  varnishes and also in the manufacture of  perfumery.  The Nicola Valley Raihvay company  expect in a short time to commence the  construction of their road from the main  line of the C. P. R., near- Spence's  Bridge, to the valuable coal lands some  10 miles distant, and thence to Nicola  Lake, about six 'miles further on. The  company, some two years ago, secured  from fifteen to tyventy square miles of  coal lands, and subsequently obtained a  charter for the raihvay. The coal is  bituminous and is of the best quality,  the coke produced from it being equal to  the best Cornellsville, Pa., product. The  quantity of coal obtainable is immense���������  equal, it is. believed, to a daily output of  a thousand tons from 60 to 100 years.  Analy_sis_shqyvs that 00 to 70 per' cent-, of  It is pure carbon, with' a very small percentage of ash. , Iron ore assaying SO  per cent, of pure iron it- obtainable  yvilhin three or four miles.���������Colonist.  mm OF IE WORLD.  Slavin, the pugilist, who took up the  saloon business i& a bankrupt.  Lord Rosebery's horse Ladas is first  favourite for the Derby at 5 to 2.  . There is great excitement in New  Mexico over- the placer gold fields in  Shell Canyon.  It is rumored in Loudon that considerable discoveries of gold have been made in  the Penbrokeshire.  The strong man Sanduw is at present all  the rage in San Francisco. Money has  been deposited aud a match arranged betyveen Sandow aud Cyr the Canadian to test  their respective strengths.  __ At a meeting of royalists in the Palace  Square at Honolulu, resolutions yverepassed  pledging the royalists to decline taking the  oarh of allegiance to the provisional gov-.  eminent.  ���������At Neyv Orleans three negroes charged  yvith murder, yvere taken from the jail  and hanged to the bannisters of the  Court House steps.  The  gold   production   of   the  United-  States during 1S93 was  1,739,081  ounces,  valued at $35,050,000, an  increase of $1,-  518,423 over the preceeding year.  It is said that- Neyv Zealand may annex the Siimoan Islands/' The Australian Colonies favour, the idea.  Germany yvill probably cut up rather  rough if-this is done."  It, is probable that a race will be rowed  in England next autumn, betyveen the  Oxford Eight yvhich yvon the last University boat race and the winuers of the  annual Harvard-Yale race.  A deputation of coal mine owners  called upon Lord Rosebery recently to per-  sent their reasons for opposing the eight  hour bill. The Premier said the ministry  yvere not unanimous on the subject, and  that some yvould probably vote against  the bill.  ' * .  Cholera in t'urojH;.  Lisbon, April 24.���������During the tyventy-  four hours ending last evening there were-  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  There are 75 men employed on the  government buildings at Victoria.  H. M. S. Pheasant and Hyacinth proceed  at onco to the Behring Sea.  There is a probability that the E. & N.  Railway yvill be promptly pushed on to  Union & Comox.  Hugh Lynn, yvho is rinder the charge  of shooting Jack Green of Savory, Island  has been remanded for a week.      .  Mr. L. G. McPhillips, barrister of Vancouver is spoken of as the next Judge of  the Supreme Court.  The full cost of the neyv Dominion  Government buildings to be erected at  Victoria yvill probably be $300,000.  J. F. Bledsoe is. now a detective in the  service of the government and is employed  on the Savory Island case.  At Vancouver a hospital is to be built  for the Sisters of Charity of the House of  Providence.  A->parcel post to Australia will be commenced on the 1st July. Rate, thirty  cents a pound.  Jack McCabe, a convict at New West-  wesiminster. made an attempt to murder  his guard and escape. He noyv lies at the  point of death with a bullet in him.  CANADIAN  NEWS.  His Excellency the Governor-General and  Lady Aberdeen recently attended service in  ii Jewish Synagogue at Montreal.  At Walker's celebrated distillery at  Windsor. $80,000 worth of yvhiskey ran to  yvaste through an open tap.  The loyver part of the town of Winnipeg is flooded, and many dwellers in  cabins have been forced to leave their  homes.    The Red River is  still rising.  The bridge of the Port Arthur Du'luth.  <fc -YVestern-Ra ihvay-co m p-uiy-,���������o ver-4 he-  Kaniinistigua River, has been carried  ayvay by ice.  The Northwestern Cordage company  of St. Paul, Minn., is contemplating  erecting a. binder twine factory at  Winnipeg to cost $50,000.  In the Ottayva House of Commons the  raihvay committee has decided thathere-  after all promoters of railway bills yvill  be required to file plans and maps of  their proposed lines.  .  At Montreal the other day an actress  named Maud Glenville, left, the stage,  during a performance and attacked Mr,  St. Louis a critic for certain criticisms  yvhich he had made on her acting. A  great uproar ensued and the police had  to interfere.^  The deposils yvith the suspended firm  of Becker & Co., at Watford," it is  claimed, have run up to $75,000, and  much anxiety is felt among the numerous  creditors. Mr. Becker owns a fine resi-  dencebesides the Alice Block and the  Heyvard Block in the village.-  An interesting breach, of promise case  will be tried at the Toronto assizes, damages being fixed at $5,000. The defendant  is Thomas Ware, a retired real estate man.  Ware advertised for a yvife in a daily paper,  and received fourteen replies. He selected  Miss Bailley. They became engaged subsequently, but his . affections cooled. Now  she brings the action. His defence is that  she is responsible for breaking up the engagement. . '       .  foil rfflnn   t> <-������ *Tr_n  SsSS^Hl'rr'gi-?  'enius**Iioi  cholera reported here. The Portugese-  government has stopped all telegraphic-,  messages.  Madijid, April 24.���������Spanish doctors.  have been sent to the frontier of Portugal  in order to superintend the fumigation of  travellers aud their baggage coming from-.  Lisbon. In addition the government has-  sent a doctor to Lisbon yvith instructions,  to report upon the cholera epidemic prevailing in that city. "   ,  StiiiiU-itii.Y  iii Hie States.  The Chief Inspector of Contagious-.  Diseases in Neyv York has warned the-  authorities that there is great danger of"  small-pox aud other diseases being spread.  by-Goxey's -array-. ���������-- yr���������^���������: ^������������������-  Faiil of llie Strike.  President Hill has given in to the  demands of the men aud the traffic is again  running on the Great Northern. Beyond.  this bare fact no ueyvs has reached us, but  it is to be presumed that the ueyv organization, the American Raihvay Union, will  count themselves victors in their first  struggle.  Ki-Melullist Conference.  - A1 conference of banking and mercantile  men from all parts of the world is being  held this week in   the   Mansion House,  ���������London,   under   the auspices'of the Bi-  | metallic-League.   The invitations were is-  j sued by Mr.  Lidderdale, .Governor of the  , Bauk of England, and by the Right Hon.  ��������� A. J. Balfour, the First  Lord of the Treas-  j ury in Lord Salisbury's Government.   The  fact of Mr. Balfour's. name being coupled  with Mr. Lidderdale's, seems to predict bimetallism being part of the conservatives'  programme.   We shall yvatch the proceedings of this conference with much interest.  ���������!������xej-'������ Army.  From all parts of the United States, but  particularly from the north-west, unorganized bodies of men are moving or.trying to  move eastwards. Kelley's contingent from  California arrived at Walnut, Iowa, yvith  935 men ' in, a- state of mutinay under  ,: General" Speed. The tyvo bodies nearly  came to blows at Atlantic, but peace- yvas  maintained by the civic authorities. It is  said that during the night an attempt yvas  made to assassinate-Kelly.   '  -Train stealing, and attempts. thereat are  prevalent. At Forsythe, Montana; a band  of 321 men yvho bad stolen a 'train were  captured by the 22nd regiment and about  100 more men escaped. to the yvoods, At  Portland, Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane,  all ' trains are guarded by fully armed  marshalls and other officers. Fears are  entertained at Spokane of- a riot and four  regiments of infantry are camped close to  the town. About 2000 men from all the  towns and cities on Puget Sound are converging on Puyallup, a harmless little  village of hop growers, who will probably  be eaten out of house aud home if the state  does not come to their protection.   ���������  I It is impossible to'guage the number of  ! men in the movement, but it probably  j does not exceed 10.000.  I Ge". Coxey has reached Washington but  ; was arrested and turned back while ascend-  ! ing the steps of the capitol. The President  : has issued a manifesto warning all visitors  j to Washington to keep the peace, and to  : make assurances doubly sure, small arms,  1 rifles and amunition are being placed ready  ! for immediate, use in the treasury and  1 other state buildings. THE MINER,  NELSON   B. C��������� SATURDAY, MAY 5,   1894.  II  MEETING OF GOVEKNMENT SUPPORTERS IN NELSON.  Sir. il. O. ISiii-liniiaii Chosen as (.overiiiiieiil  C'iiiKlidiile.  A meeting of government supporters  was held iu Nelson ou the 1st May at the  Board of Trade room. It yvas intended to  be a small preliminary meeting io start an  organization to be recommended to the  government party in Nelson as a suitable  "means of communicating yvith government  supporters in other localities in the Riding,  "but, as about 70 stahvarts put in an  appearance, and an important communication was received f rom'Kaslo, the meeting  determined unanimously to enlarge the  purpose for which it yvas convened, It  was understood that all the candidates  who have been talked of on the govern-  . ment side placed themselves unreservedly and yvith commendable public  spirit in the hands of the meeting, so far,  of course, as Nelson yvas concerned. The  meeting represented very fairly the population and interests of the town. One or  two "conventioneers" strayed into the fold,  and seemed impressed by the unanimity and  practical character of the meeting. Harold  Selous was appointed chairman, and A. M.  Johnson, secretary. The folloyving resolutions, .yvith the oidinary resolutions for  the appointment of committees yvere adopted  unanimously :  (1.) That, the present government has  been vigorous and progressive in provincial  affairs, and has done {.-well for this Riding  generally in the past. "  '(2.) That for this reason and as representing a powerful, united party, the  government should receive support ia the  coming general election.  (3.) That steps should be taken to secure  an acceptable candidate for this Riding,  who shall support the government.  (4.) That such candidate shall bea capable  resident of the Riding, yvilling, if elected,  to consult his constituents generally on  important matters ; and that his place of  birth or place of local residence in the  Riding is immaterial.  (5.) That G. O. Buchanan, Esq., is a fit and  proper candidate to be recommended to  the electorate, and that this meeting  pledges itself to support him in the coming  election.  Mr. (r r Buchanan then addressed the  ^..-tjlif,'. V>i^-l^a*Q b^ ^thiiuking those  present for-the yvay in which they Tiact  unanimously chosen him as a candidate  at the coming election.    He did not come  NELSON  LOTS  A nezv Raihvay  under Construction.  Buy before theMaidzet rises in the Raihvay  Centre and Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co.  Nelson, B.C.  down prepared to address them, as he had  understood that   the   meeting yvas   of a  preliminary nature and that nothing beyond the formation of a committee and the  arrangement of certain details yvould be  ..carried out.   Daring the last tyvo sessions  he had been in Victoria and had seen hoyv  the ci uutry yvas governed.    He had always  found the   members   of   the government  ready to listen to argument and "willing  to deal fairly in any matter put before  them    and    more    likely    to    be    led  astray through lack of  knoyvledge   than  through any prejudice against the district.  The government of Mr. Robson and Mr.  Davie had done a good deal for Koote-  "liayintheyvay-oHiberal-.expenditure-upon-  roads, trailsi and wharves,'and they had  built the Court House, Schoolroom and  bridges in Nelson, and as a rule requests  made from this district  yvith   regard to  amendments in the law had  been complied with. -  :    In some respects the district had. perhaps  suffered through the attitude of its 'member,: who had tried to  pursue a middle  course and   had   not    attached   himself  firmly to either party, and who at the out-  * set   of    his    career    had  made   himself  obnoxious by undue aggressiveness.  Mr. Kelly had also lived at the other  end of the district and the interests of the  two ends did not always coincide.  This state of affairs had been happily  terminated by the division of the district:  The Riding yvas noyv compact yvith unity  of interests, and the duties devolving upon  the neyv member would on that account be  less onerous than they' had been in the  past. .    ���������        "  . In the neyv legislature there yvill be but  two parties.   <  '- There are those yvho have corifideuce in  .the general good faith and good intentions  of the government, yvho are yvilling that  they should retain their offices,  and are  willing to respect their confidences and to  . agree that they will not yvithout due cause  ,   and due notice seek to embarass" or defeat  them.   And there are those yvho declare  themselves   the enemies- of the administration and who seek by fair means or by  foul   to   cause   their   downfall.    At   the  - present time the independent party does  ;not exist, having coalesced yvith the straight.  opposition.  The   members   that   are   classed   with  ^the government are admitted to the caucus  meetings of thai; party "where "they have a  much better opportunity of getting a hearing for any objections they may have to  make than in the House itself. If there is  anything yvroug or suspicious about a  measure, it can be sifted and invpstigated,  . and either killed or amended before it comes  '.- before the House. When onee a measure  has passed this ordeal, it has at its back a  majority pledged! to push, it through, and  opposition, except as a protest, is practically useless.  ��������� There yvere no questions ol fundamental principles at issue between the two  parties.. The questions which came before  the House were chiefly on practical matters  relating to the collection of revenue and  and its judicious expenditure, as well as  proposals to amend the Land Act, the  Mineral Act, the Municipal Act and other  acts, yvith the object of making them more  yvorkable.  The House was iu fact little more than  a municipal council and it is almost as unreasonable to send members to sit in the  opposition as it is to elect members to a  toyvn council to oppose the mayor.  There is no reason to doubt, now, that  the government of Mr. Davie yvill be sustained. The late leaders of the opposition  appear to be disheartened aud discredited.  They have announced no platform and no  new men appear to be coming forward yvith  the necessary qualifications of leadership.  The leading questions upon which the  government may be attacked, are questions  upon yvhich the opposition itself yvas  divided, or upon "-yvhich they took no stand  or to which they offered no amendment,'  such as the Public Buildings, The Nakusp  & Slocan Railway and Redistribution.  Kootenay is a district yvhich.bss a multitude of wants.' It is not so much the questions yvhich are in sight today, much less  those that are in the past that we need to  consider. It is the hundred questions that  yvill crop up during the four years to come  that have to be provided for. He believed  that in order to protect our oyvn interests,  to secure a hearing for our multifarious requests, a member yvas needed -who would  yvork in harmony yvith the government, and  yvho yvould be admitted to the caucus of its  members.  .  ���������An era of- mtffiti&-fSN$g%888brttBr  pected, and he believed that Mr. Da\ie and  his colleagues yvere ambitious to aid in  bringing it about. They needed and deserved advice and assistance and information rather than opposition and obstruction  and if he yvas the man selected for the  honour of bearing the. staudard of those  present at the meeting and others yvho are  in sympathy yvith them throughout the  District, he would discharge the duties of  the position yvith the best of his abilities  according-to these vieyvs.  Mr. Buchanan's remarks yveie yvell re-  ceived.and, after a conference, the meeting  unanimously adopted the folloyving resolution : ,   .  Rave  YoU   Seen,  The rfe-H/  ISSUED BY  / UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  IOOUEW    D I   CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  TORONTO,    0"rNTTA*RIA.  It is a simple promise to pay the stun 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-forfeitable after tyvo years.   The insured  being entitled to"  for  uerrig eriiiiieu i,o:  (a) Extended insurance yvithout application for the full amount of the policy,  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 yvritten in the policy, or after live  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  years to a 0  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  V-7   V""    ' -.-..._, ��������� c ���������   , j ���������  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, for Nelson.  J.   D.   BREEZE   <>eiier������l Agent lor IK. ������'.  Ill Cordova Street. "������'������neonver.  r  BE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or' en route from the  Coast -   o  Mr. Itiicliiman anil tlie Liquor Trade.  Some comment having been heard upon  the fact that^M/T'Biichauan^said^nothing  upon the liquor question iu his speech; on  Tuesday, a representative of The Miner  called upon him and asked if he cared to  make a statement of his vieyvs.  "I am ready,".said Mr. Buchanan, "to  give my views upon the liquor question  any day of the yveek." I have no proposition  for any change in. the License Law in the  direction-of .greater stringency. "My experience of the past six years is that the  law is as restrictive as it can be made in the  present state of public sentiment here. I  never bought or sold or drank any yvhiskey  and I yvish that its use could' be greatly  curtailed or abolished, but I have no idea  of trying to place the vieyvs of a minority  upon the Statute Book. _  Kaslo'.. Keiiuest.  The following is the requisition from  Kaslo asking������Mr. G. O. Buchanan to contest the Kootenay seat iu the government  interest, yvhich yvas read at the meeting, of  electors in Nelson ou Thursday last:  To G. 0. Buchanan, Esq., .  - The undersigned electors7' of the South  Biding of West Kootenay request you to  allow-yourself to be put in nomination as  a candidate in the government interest for  representative cf this Riding in- the provincial legislature.-  We agree to use our votes and influence  to secure your return.  (Signed,) William . Goodyvin, E. Foyle  Smith, James Easton, .A. Carney, C. E.  Perry, David.Logan, S. T. Walker, James  Deacon, John L. Retallack, A. W. Wright,  M. "V. Adams, George Lewis, John Caes-  caddas, Horace W. Bucke, B. H.Lee, G. H.  Williams, D. C. McMorris, D. McGregor;  R. T. Garland, \V.. Harrison, Hamilton  Byers, J. D. Marsden, T.W. Gray, II.]..  Horrocks, James Chisholm, Hugh B.  Ingram, Alexander Chisholm, O. T. Stone,  O. G. Dennis, Chas. W. McAnu, Ed. Darney,  James E.Bell, A. T. Crook, G. J. Scott,  D. M. Martin. D. C. Kane, J. F. B. Rogers,  A. J. McElliman, J. B. Miller. B. R. Atkins.  James Nicholson, 31. J. Haveity, F. G.  Sullivan, Charles Whitier, Murdoch. 31c-  Kenzie, Chas. H. Ellacott, John KeeDe,  J no. F. Kennedy, Isaiah 3Iicks, Sam  Fawcett, R. Youill, D. J. McGillivray-, H.  P. Jackson, John. 31clntosh, Samuel Ben-  yon, II. E. Porter, A. McKinnon, W. V.  Papworth, Thos. E. Parker, D. 3IcCallum,  Allan Lean, Geo. T. Kane, H. ,Ashby.  / Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload SaslP and Doors.  2 Carload^ Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4-]  inch. ~1  I Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  I Carload Factory Cedar,  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths Mouldings,  Etc., as usual.  G. O. Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  Sawmill^  NELSON AND\ KASLO.s  ���������ichVCorner  VANCOUVER, B. O.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������yVIlOLESALE AND RETAIL���������  ^TOBACCONISTS.  Agents for the celebrated   L.   &   CO.  (Loewe & Co.) B. B.B., and other best  English Briar.Root Pipes.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y*  Ml Rail to Splaie, Wash.  Leave 7.00 a.m. "NELSON Arrive 5,40 p.m.  The Cheapest aud Most Direct Eoute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TltAIXS    TO   AM*   l'KO.H   Xi;i,SOX    DAILY. '  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tiie.sdtiy, Thursday  and .Saturday Evening,  With Steamer for Revelstoke, yvlicrc connection is made yvith Canadian  I'aciliu Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  Through Tickkts Issued,  Baguaoe Checked to Destination,  No Customs Dii-.-iculties.  Equipment. Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Card arid Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc., apply  to nearest agent,  .1. II.VHIl/ro.Y, Agent, Nelson,  Or to 4; 1:0. Mi-v. ititu .v.\.  District Passenger, Agent,"Vancouver.  c  Commencing January 8th, 1S9J, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains will rim  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,30 p.m. same day. Returning yvill  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5.40  p.m., making close connections yvith  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points.  "  ���������9  " A large stock of " OWN MAKE " Pipes,  Tobaccos of all"kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  COILW'ltY   Oltltl'KS   KV   POST   PKO.IIPTLY  att!:m������i'i������ to.  THE   T-R^3D"E SXJ .eiE? LIE ID  WAKEFIELD II IN Kit AL CLAIM.  TAKE NOTICE that I, as agent for the  Canadian Pacific "Mining and "Milling Company (Foreign) Free "Miner's Certificate No. 517:50.  intend, GO clays from the date hereof, to apply to  thc Gold Commissioner for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Croyyn  Grant of the above claim; And further take  notice that adverse claims must be sent to the  Mining Recorder, and action commenced before  thc issuance of suckCertiticate of Improvements.  A. D. WE8TBY.  Dated this 24th day of April, .1891.  TAX   NOTICE.  "VT"OTICE is hereby'given, in accordance yvith  -^ the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act," are noyv due for the year 1891. All of thc  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District are pliable at my oflice, Kaslo, li. C.  Assessed Taxes are collectable.at thc folloyving  rates, viz: -~  - IC paid on or before June 30th, 1801:���������Provin  cial Revcnue,'S3.00 per capita ; one-half of  - one per cent, on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property:  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1994:���������Two-thirds of  -��������� one per cent on real property.  Tyvo and one-half per cent on yvild land.  . One-half of one per cent oh " personal pro  perty.  Three-fourths, of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan, 2nd 1894. ,   .  OLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (limited)  TIME TABLE NO. 3.  In EffectTuesday, May 1st. 1S������M.  "Revelstoke Route,  Steamer Columbia.  Connecting yvith Canadian Pacific Raihvay (Main  I ,ine) for points East and West.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and .Fridays at  3 a.m. "���������"  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  8 p. m,  NoiiTiii-oiiT Route,.Steamer Columbia.  Connecting at Northport for points North and  South on tho Spokane  Falls and Northern  Rail yvay;  Leaves, Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at  -j_i._5_a.ji-i. j-._    __.    j    ��������� _^ _ .  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and' Salui _ays"af  '   1 p. in.  Kaslo Route, Steamei. Nelsox.  Connecting yvith   Nelson   and   Fort   Sheppard  Railway for Spokane  and points East and  West.  Leaves Nelson, Leaves Kaslo,  Mondays at t) a. ni.        ���������     Sundays tit 8 a. m.,.  Wednesdays at 5,10 p. m.   Tuesdays at 3 a. in.  Thursdays at o p. in. Thursdays at 8 a. in.  Saturdays at 0.10 p. 111.       Fridays at 3 a. 111.  Boxnek's Fkr'hy Route, Steamer Spokane.  Connecting yvith Great Northern Railway for all  Eastern Points,.Spokane and thc Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at 3 a. 111. and Nelson at 7.15 a. m..  -- on Tuesdays and Fridays..  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at a 11.111. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays  The Company reserves tho right to change this  -    schedule at any time without notice.  For full   information  as to" tickets, rates ,ctc.  apply at the Company's ofllecs, Nelson, li. C.  T. Allan, J. W. Troup.  Secretary. _   Manager.  ry\   P. 0'FARREI_L,  SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.  Nelson, B. C.  Drayvings and  Specifications  made in the  Office.    All matter strictly confidential.  Great  Northern  Railway.  WANTED.���������Situation in up country store.  Thorough knowlege of dry goods, t.vvo years  experience in B. C. Indian and general trading.  Applv to M. A. II., F. O. Box 2o_ "S ictona, B.C.  WEST KOOTEXAY IMSTIIICT.  ALL PLACER CLAIMS in this District legally  held may be laid over from the 15th day of  October, 1893, until the 1st day of June, 1894.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, 10th October, 1893.  A Short, Fast, Scenic Route  TO ~  Seattle, and all Pacific  Goast Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, and  Points Beyond.  Modern Equipment.   l.ocK-lSallasl Koa������ll>e������I.  Over thc Ciisc'iitle  anil lEocky Mouiilanis liy  Ituylight.  Direct. Connection via XCIsoii *t  Fort  Shop-  parti Kail way, :it .Spokane; ami via  C. *V K. S. X. C. tit Itoimer's   Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address:  C. G. Di.voiii. C. P. A T; A.     P. Casey. Agent,  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry, I.  F..J. Whitney, ii. P. AT. A., St. Paul, Min. B  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. MAY 5,  1894-  net.  [j 77/Zi   MINER  is printed on  Saturdays and  h will be mailed lo any address in Canada or  K the United Slates, for one year on receipt of  V two dollars.    Single copies, ten cents.  CONTRACT AD VERT1SEMENTSinserted  at the rate of Sj per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at thc rate of /> cents per nonpareil line  first insertion, and io cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for 'shorter periods than three months  are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA TIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address of  the ���������writer.  ',1 JOB PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  tion; the government supporters throughout the district are. thoroughly united;  Mr. Buchanan does not disdain the assistance of any class yvho may have been  "accidentally born" outside of Canada; he  has the courage of his vieyvs, the pluck and  ability to express them and he does not  skulk along behind a sheet of nonsense,  yvhich is about as like a sensible political  platform, as an empty turnip yvith a candle  in it is like a live man.  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson/ B.C.  In the name of common sense and of  the grand old country yvho has been  such a splendid mother of men, let us  have done yvith this foolish talk of  nationality. The man yvho speaks of  Canadians as North American Chinamen is as much an enemy of his country  as he yvho damns the English for the  follies of a few half fledged " dudes."  sideratlon of those legislators yvho are  noyv asking the people to support them.  We feel confident that a man of Mr.  Davie's energetic business, habits yvill  recognize the injustice from yvhich we  suffer, and take steps to remedy it.  The first records we have are of conveyances sent to Victoria-for registration.  Here are six chosen haphazard:  WANTED A LAND REGISTRY OFFICE  THE C 0 VERNMENT CANDIDA TE.  Although the fight has not actually commenced, the combatants are ready aud the  struggle will begin at once.   At a meeting  of government supporters held on Thursday last in Nelson it yvas unanimously resolved that Mr. G. 0. Buchanau is a lit and  proper person to represent "West Kootej.ay  in the Provincial Parliament, yvhich resolution yve   most   cordially   endorse.   Mr.  Hume the opposition candidate, apparently  has no ideas of his oyvn  aud is quite content to appear as the giant on  the outside  of a dime museum, yvhile his proprietor  yvith the aid of a tiu pipe sings his praises.  But Mr. Buchanan though quite unprepared,, at once rose and after thanking the  meeting for its nomination, in a clear and  business like speech, yvhich yve print elsewhere, set forth the views that influence  him iu seeking election for the district.   It  may be worth yvhile to remind electors that  Mr. Buchanan is a native of Nova Scotia  For eight   years   he   has   resided in this  Province.   For six years he has lived in  Kootenay, where he is noyv yvell known and  universally respected.   Mr. Buchanan yvill  probably before long take   an opportunity  of addressing the electors at various points  in the constituency, yvhen yve shall have a  chance   of analysing   his  political   vieyvs.  For the present it is suilicient to say that  his known character guarantees his honesty  and good faith, that having avoyved himself an ally of tLe government, his loyal  and unflinching support may be relied on  in all measures for the public good, while  we may rest assured that the legitimate requirements   of   West Kootenay   yvill. not'  suffer because they are intrusted to an in-  ���������^telligent-"and��������� energetic��������� representative  ���������   whose vote goes yvith the Executive.  ���������       In alluding to Mr. Buchanan as a gov-  ���������-   eminent supporter, yve take it for granted  that Mr. Davie and his colleagues will be  returned to poyver.   "Without going deeply  into the reasons for this belief, we may say  that there' are absolutely no reasons to anticipate a reversal of public opinion, nor  have any men as yet appeared in the political  arena who may be at all looked ���������upon as  capable of taking their places.  In his speech on Tuesday, Mr. Buchanan  explained to his audience the working of  thecaucus system, and for the benefit of  those of our readers yvho yvere not present,  we may repeat the gist, of his remarks.  -���������When the government has any measure to  pass, it first submits it to a meeting of its  party, and if they approve of it, it can then  take it to the House with a certainty of se-,  curing it's passage. But if a measure which  is not acceptable to������any member, is submitted to a caucus meeting, he has then  and there an opportunity of explaining and  pressing his objections, which he could not  do. in the House without apparently playing  false to his party, and if he is a man of  integrity and moral yveight yvhose support  is yvorth having, the government is much  more likely to acquiesce in his vieyvs, than  if he yvere a mere contumacious and uncertain individual who votes one day on  one side and the next day on the other.  Government by party is not a perfect form  of government, but the caucus removes  many objections.  It is early yet to speculate upon Mr.  Buchanan's chances of success, but he has  received a numerously signed-requisition  from Kaslo, which" to those who can read  between the lines, carries more yveight than  appears on its face: the meeting at Nelson  on Tuesday which was unanimously in his  favour, yvas largely attended ,and consisted  of men of many a race, creed and occupa-  UN-ENGLISH.  ���������  The   local   organ   of  the   opposition  prides itself upon being un-English.   To  be un-English is the first plank of its  political platform.    We   must  do our  contemporary the justice to admit that  he has thoroughly established his right  to so describe himself.   By  "English"  we mean- all   those   yvhite   men,  who,  drayvn originally from the islands and  shores of the North   Sea,   settled and  intermingled in yvhat are known as the  British Isles, and then being: too strong  and too restless to confine their strength  within  narrow limits   spread   out east  and north, south  and yvest,  until they  made the world their oyvn.    As they  yvent the different breeds took to themselves different names, Canadian, American, Australian   and   so forth,  just as  even   at home   they called   themselves  Scotch or Irish,  or English or Welsh,  but the heart ;)f them all," the spirit of  them all,   yvas   yvhat   history yvill call  English.   And it is against this spirit,  not against   the   small   band    of   neyv  comers from   England,   that  our   contemporary offends, it is to this English  spirit yvhich pervades the minds of the  best men in every English speaking land  that he is opposed yvhen he hits a man  who is doyvn.   We,   thank God for it,  have always been a fighting race,  but  yve fight chivalrously, not like assassins.  The rules of the ring are almost as yvell  known as the ten commandments yvhere-  ever our tongue is spoken, and the first  almost is give your adversay fair play  and you shall not hit a man when he is  doyvn.  The man yvho violates this law is un-  English, and yve think yve knoyv enough  of the men of West Kootenay to predict  that the man who hits an enemy yvhen  he is doyvn need look for no sympathy  or encouragement from the rough,  strong " boys " yvho people our mining  camps,  They yvould be as likely to sympathize  yvith a man yvho struck a woman and  God help the man yvho'did that in a  mining camp.  ��������� When our contemporary described  Captain Fitzstubbs as" sick unto death"  it should have done so in such terms as  men iise-yvhen^the-y-speak-of-a dying man-  even if he be an enemy. Instead of that,  that paper gibes at him still as. "gone  from his post yvithout asking leave," and  continues "its campaign against one  yvhom it describes as dying.  There are none, yve believe, in West  Kootenay yvho yvill deny that Captain  Fitzstubbs is a man and an Englishman,  every inch of him. The man yvho  attacked him yvishes not to be thought  English,. no one yvill so far mis-judge  "him, but will any one think him anian ?  Apropos of all the talk of Canadian v.  Englishman it is yvorth yvhile to call  attention to the state of feeling on this  head in the old country. Most men  knoyv that the London " Times" is the  greatest paper in the yvorld. In its  weekly edition is to be found the concentrated essence, of its daily issue. Ail  this year the weekly issues of the Times  have been filled yvith the friendliest and  most favourable articles upon Canada  and the Canadians until in a recent issue  the Times went so far as to devote seven  or nine columns (we forget"which) to  this country.  If Tom Smith,-an Englishman, has  twelve sons, six of whom remain at  home and six carve out careers for  themselves in Canada, America, Australia. Neyv Zealand, South Africa and  India, do you suppose old Tom looks  upon, his boys as anything but Smiths  still? [or if he lives does he regard their  children as anything but -chips of the  old block, chips to be proud of. Not  much, gentlemen! And just so yvith  dear old mother England. Her " boys"  can't help being her boys still, and in  their hearts they knoyv it. There maybe a little-rivalry betyveen the "boy"  who struck out for himself in a neyv  countr/and the "boy" yvho remained  tied to his "mother's apion strings, but it  is only; of a healthy.honourable kind.  The West Kootenay district has realized that it must have a strong man  and a government supporter to press its  claims at the capital. If it does not succeed in returning such a man, its chances  ot" being freed from some of the disadvantages under yvhich it labors are  peculiarly small. Here are a feyv instances of such disadvantages in this  district. With every thing in their favour  property owners and real estate agents  upon the coast, have probably by this  time realized the difficulty of selling  anything.  Here yve have (added to the general  depression) the greatest difficulty in  transacting the most ordinary business.  If a buyer comes along and fancies a  Nelson lot, we have first to send to Kaslo  if yve yvant to see the assessment roll.  This means the loss of a couple of days.  If yve yvant to knoyv anything about the  title of the property, yve have to send to.  Victoria and pay a lawyer to make the  necessary search. This takes on an  average ten days. If it is necessary to  have the title registered before completing the purchase, that operation  yvill take at least two months, long before yvhich time the patience of the  would-be purchaser yvill have been exhausted. Our real estate agents here  live by business and not as others else-  yyhere by fraudulent practices, and it  seems hard that having paid the government $50 per annum for their licenses,  their business should be so hampered.  In spite of it all Nelson still grows; a 25  foot lot Wiis sold here last yveek for over  $900; a,30 foot lot yvas refused at $1,500  last yveek. An athletic ground has just  been completed, neyv houses, are going  up and gardens are being laid out every-  yvhere. But this only proves the vitality  of the toyvn, it is no criterion of the conditions under which it struggles for existence.  As to these tyvo questions of the assessor and the land registry office, let us examine them in detail.  Nelson yvishes no ill to Kaslo, nor does  she want to take anything from Kaslo  yvhich Kaslo requires in her plucky attempt to establish herself as one of the  most important towns in yvhat yvill one  day he a great business centre. But  Kaslo is an incorporated toyvn, and as  such, has her, oyvn.. assessor- (Mr.  Sher-  Sent to Victoria.  April 22nd.  July 16th.  July 5th..  June 13th.  May 30th.  May 6th.  Returned.  June 9th.  Oct: 4th.  Aug. 23rd  Aug. 3rd!  Aug. 3rd.  July 22nd.  Here is something even yvorse: amort-  gage was sent for registration on February 5, 1894, and has not been heard of  since. These are all modern instances,  and the loss of time and the loss of  money caused by such delays would ruin  the business of any ordinary toyvn.  -OF-  PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  SOUTH   RIDING WEST  KOOTENAY  ELECTORAL DISTRICT.  ���������TO   THE-  Of  -oi--  WEST KOOTENAY.  Gentlemen,���������Having been requested  at a large and influential meeting of the  electors of Nelson, and also by a requisition signed by a large number of the  citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candidate  in the Government interest at the forthcoming Provincial Election, I desire to  signify my acceptance of the nomination  and to thank those yvho have proffered  me the honour. To them and to the  electors generally I yvish to say that, if  elected, I yvill give careful attention to  all matters coming within the sphere of  legislation and to the best of my ability  protect, and promote the interests of the  district and the province.  I am, gentlemen,  Very respectfully yours,  G. O. BUCHANAN.  MAIL NOTICES.  -^"OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accord  -^    ance yvith the provisions-of Section 16of'  thc " Legislative Electorates and Elections. Act,  1894," I shall hold a Court of Revision at Court,  House, Nelson, on the eleventh day of June, 1894i  for the' purpose of hearing the claims of any  persons yvho allege that their names have been  improperly struck off* or omitted from the List of:  Voter's for the South Riding of the   Electoral  District, of West Kootenay.  W. J. GOEPEL,  Collector.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITAL (nil i>ai������l up), .$l?,0O0,4l  ltl'ST,       ....       U,000,<MM������  Sir DON ALU A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: T$. W. Comer, Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), Neyv York and,.  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada..  Buy   and  Transfers.  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and  Cable  Grant, commcrical and traveller's credits, avail  able in any part.of the yvorld;  Until further notice   mails yvill close  Nelson as folloyvs:  at  yvood), so that in any case her assessment  rolls yvould always be on hand for the  inspection of her citizens.     Nelson  on  the other hand  is not an incorporated  toyvn, and therefore has no assessor of  her own, and if the district assessor lives  at  Kaslo,  Nelson citizens must go to  Kaslo to5 see their rolls.    Kaslo yvould  lose nothing by Mr. Denny's transferring  his ollice from Kaslo.to Nelson, whereas  Nelson yvould be a very great gaiiier.  We  have not alluded hitherto to any  question of "right"  in  this matter, but  with all respect to the sister .toyvn yve  may   contend   that   Nelsoii' is   the one  centre   of > the _ district,    and   that her  resident population is larger than the resident population of Kaslo. -��������� '  - We  have  this extraordinary state of  things to face. The assessor and collector  of West Kootenay lives in  Kaslo, the  only incorporated toyyn in. the district,  and therefore'the only toyvn in yvhich he  has absolutely no business to-transact.  ��������� As to the want of a registry oflice in  this district there can be ho question. Of  course yve understand that the establishment" of one in a new centre costs a good  deal of money, but0our legislators must-  be reminded that Victoria is not the only  toyvn   on   the   yvhole   of   "God's green  earth," and that even in these dull times  West Kootenay has grown  and is still  For Canada (including Vanoou ver Island  and Vancouver City) via Revelstoke,  on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p. m.  Money Orders and Registered Matter 1 p. ni.  For the United State., Vancouver  Island and A7ancouver City, via  Spokane, Mondays and Thursdays  at 8 p.m.  For Kaslo, Watson, Three Forks and  Kootenay Lake Points:"  ^-Monday-sat.- ��������� - -.-...-  9-a. in.���������  ..Wednesdays and Saturday, at  5 p. m.  Thursdays at  4.30 p. in  I. O. O. F. HOLIDAY  EXCURSION -  The S.S. NELSON has been chartered for  - an excursion to KASLO on  Draffs iSKuofl; Collections made; J3t������v  f  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present i\ per cent.  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)-  CAI'lTAL (pai-l up), ������I><M>,4MM)  (With power to increase.)  im:si:kvi_ film., ������?<;o,ooo    .   24th OF MAY-  Hound Tri|i Ticket.   . .Ijll.30  TO LET.  '���������  Tnv"Bar at Stanley liotrsE, Nelson. B. C.  Apply to Mrs. McDonald, Proprietress.   '  ROYAL COMMISSION.  IS THE MATTER OF THENaKUSP AND SlOCAX.  -     " IlAILyVAY  CO.  2 b all whom it may Concern:  rrOTICl. is hereby given that under and by  N    virtue of  a  Royal Commission to them  ,      t,      mi      ,   ���������������������������������    ii. 1 issued, and dated- the 20th April, instant, the  growing steadily, .there yvould be many;. un(iersigm.d yvill hold a session at the Court  House, in the. City of Victoria, on Wednesday,  thaUth day of-May proximo, at the hour of 11  more residents here and much more  property sold ,if the facilities for the  transfer of land yvere reasonably good,  but you can hardly  o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of opening  the said Commission and of entering upon and  | conducting thc enquiries relating to the several  expect  to   sell   land \ matters  mentioned  in  tho   Resolution   of   the  ,,,.,. . ,    ������������������; HonouraDle the House of Assembly, praving that  yvhen the transient purchaser is expected j such commission might issue, which Resolution  to wait tyvo or three months, whilst the i was approved by an Order in Council dated the  '  ' i 10th April, instant.   And all parties interested in  agent gets information with regard to i such inquiries, or the matters in such Resolution  ..,_��������� .;.!_. -.... f..,-... i ..... 1.1..I -,,-���������:ct-.--' referred to. and v.-ho may yvish to bring forward  the  title,   etc.,   trom  the  land  registry ! charges or .exculpations,  or evidencS relating  office at  Victoria. .We   have seen the'  books of the principal real estate agents  of the place, and submit a few figures in  support of our contention,  for the con-  ���������_-3ST ELSO _N'--*B *R,__kUST G-E=Er--   e . Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  ���������B-R^.2STC*1E3:*ES =  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, Neyv Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  Uxrri.1. States���������San. Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ,,,    ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England. '"'  AGENTS AND C0REESP0NDENTS:     "  CANADA���������Canadian Bank  of  Commerce  and '  ��������� branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  brunches; Imperial Rank of Canada and branches; Molson's Rank and branches: Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New Yori.;    -  Rank of Nova Scotia. Chicago.  Traders' National Rank, Spokane,  CAA'INGS  DEPARTMENT-  DKrosrrs received at, SI and upyvards. and  interest, allowed (present rate) at 3. per cent,  per annum. - '-    .  GRANGE V. HOLT,  - Nelson, July"!", IS!),.    '   T - Agent.  A-    S.. GOING,  CIVIL'. ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND. SURVEYOR.  Houston, Block,  Nelson1,  B.  C  ARMIT & EASED ALL,   .  Mining Brokers.  thereto, shall be,heard.  Dated at V ictoria, B. C, 2.5th April, 1S91.  MATT. B. BEGBIE.  G. W. BURRIDGE,  Commissioners.  Conveyancing*,  j O  Mining  Notaries  Public  Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing "Mining locations  NEW   DENVER, B. C. THE MINER, NELSON, B.'C, SATURDAY, MAY 5,  1,894.  THE EECOVEKY OP SILVEf..  Quotations for bar silver still hang  beloyv 6oc. per ounce, or the English  equivalent of 30d. The position of the  market, hoyvever, is mucli more satisfactory than it yvas only a short time  ago, yvhen anticipations of the imposition  of an import duty by the Indian government carried the price to the lowest  figure on record. The recent recovery  and the present steadiness of the silver  market are, in fact, regarded by competent authorities as indications that the  acirte phase in the decline of silver has  been passed. It is urged, yvith considerable show of reason for the argument,  that the danger of further legislative  interference on the part of either' the  United States or-India is past, that the  market for the first time in a number of  years is noyv governed by purely commercial considerations, and that its  recovery yvithout assistance from the  extreme depression of value is indicative  of an ability to attain a somewhat better  level.  In this connection the question of supplies is of importance. Data are still  lacking on which to determine hoyv far  the depreciation yvhich set in after the  closing of the Indian mints and the  repeal of the Sherman law has affected  production. It is known that many  low-grade silver mines at the yvest have  shut doyvn permanently, but, on the  other hand, the concerns whose operations are suspended do not include any  impressive number of large producers.  Medium qualities and ores yvhich contain  lead, and ate therefore in demand for  fluxing purposes, continue to be produced in obedience to the demands of  smelters. The output passing through  the hands of Neyv York bankers and  "bullion dealers is certainly reduced,  but this-is 'always the case in the yvinter  and early spring months, yvhen niining  operations, as well as the shipment of  ore to the smelters, are subject to interruption. The London market also displays some diminution of supplies, and  is more than usually liable to appear  bare after the execution of any considerable orders to buy. How far this represents a curtailment of production in  other silver-producing countries as yvell  as in the United States it is difficult at  this stage to estimate. The probability  of the case is that yvhile the output of  silver has been tangibly reduced by the  fall in its price during the past year, the  aggregate decrease has been less striking  than it* the matter yvere regulated solely  by the fact, and yvere not affected by the  production of lead and other metals in  which silver plays the part of a byproduct.  'The demand for silver in connection  with Eastern trade is accordingly the  main factor in regulating quotations, its  influence being even more plainly discernible than yvhen our oyvn purchase  of 54,000,000 ounces -per annum yvas in  progress. India has closed its mints,  and silver, instead of being available as  a medium of exchange betyveen Europe  and India, now occupies the position of  a mere article of merchandise in'the latter  country. The native population of the  country, it is true, showed after- the  mints yvere closed an ability to absorb  silver yvhich has not. yet been fully explained. The imposition of an import  tax of 5 per cent, by the Indian government iipes 'not altogether explain the  marked and sudden falling off of this  "dernandr whichmay^hoyveverrbepartly"  ascribed to the firmness of the Indian  money markets. China and the far East  are for the moment-at least the chief  absorbers of the white metal. . The  principal demand, in fact, on yvhich the  recent recovery is based,appears to have  come from that quarter. The situation  in this respect is expressed by the London Statist in the following yvords: "We  are noyv rapidly approaching the beginning of the tea season in China. So  little is knoyvn of the internal economy  of China that it is not possible to say  with any certainty whether the hary;est-  ing of the tea crop leads to a material  increase in the silver circulation of the  empire. Merchants and. bankers yvho  '"' have lived in,the treaty ports and ought,  therefore, to have some knowledge on  the subject think that the circulation is  -very little affected. But, hoyvever that  maybe, there is no doubt at all that  the beginning of the export season does  lead to a strong demand for silver. Al-  reacly the prepiirations for export are  beginning. If' is reasonably assumed  that China yvill have a great advantage  over India in the coming season. Roughly, the Indian exchanges are about 33  per cent, above the Chinese exchanges,  ��������� and consequently the merchant in China  exporting tea can afford to take a gold  price in Europe about 33 per cent, below  that accepted by his Indian competitor,  and yet receive as much silver as the  Indian receives. There are strong hopes,  consequently,, that China" will recover  her old position in the tea trade, and  that naturally is stimulating the Chinese  demand for silver. Then, again, there  is the Japanese demand, and the Indian  demand may at any time again  spring up."���������Bradsireets.  The Styne Creek Gold Mining Company:  Ltd., of Vancouver, has filed articles of  * incorporation, the capital stock being  placed-at 8200,000 in -85 shares. The  trustees named are Messrs. E. C. Campbell-  Johnston, of Vancouver; J. H. AnthoDy, of  Lytton; and N. P. Snowden, of Victoria.  D. Ii. Gillman of Seattle and a mining  expert said to be a representative of  Andrew Carnegie, the great American iron  master, have chartered the S.S. Enterprise  at Port Townsend and left to examine the  deposits of iron ore on Texada Island.  Kl eel ion Xews.  Mr. J. Wr. Home, M. P. P��������� Captain  R. G. Tatloyv and Mayor Anderson have  been selected as the government candidates for Vancouver.  Mr. J. D. Kennedy of the Brunette  Sayv-niill company, has been proposed  for' ;i candidate in the place of Mi'. J. C.  Broyvn for Neyv Westminster. Mr-.  Brown yvas the post master for that city,,  and it yvas intimated to him that he  must either give up his legislative duties  or those of his oflice. He decided to  stick to the hitter.  Dr. Lefevre of Vancouver announces  himself as an Independent candidate for  Dewdney.  Mr. Thos. Kidd is standing as an opposition candidate at Richmond.  Hon. Mr. Beaven, Dr. Milne, Mr.  Arthur Dalton and Mr. W. G. Cameron  are out in the opposition interests for  Victoria.  Captain Robertson of Moresby Island  yvill contest North Victoria (North  Saanich and The Islands) against Mr.  H. P. Booth yvho yvill be the government  candidate for that district.  Mr. Thos. Foster yvhosatforNanaimo,  is a possible candidate for a Neyv Westminster constituency. Judge Bole and  J. W. McColl are also spoken of for the  same place.  CKOWX   <;iCA\T   AITMUATIOX.  "N  TABLE,  Showing the Dates and Places of Courts  of .Assize, Nisi Prius, and Oyer and  Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery  for the year 1894.  snti.w; assizes.  Nanaimo Tuesday..; ���������  Neyv Westminster. .Tuesday   Vancouver Tuesday   Clinton Monday   Victoria Tuesday   Kamloops Monday   Vernon Monday   ���������Donald Friday   *Nelson Tuesday   ^Special Assize.  .. 1st May.  ..8th May.  ..loth May.  . .28th May.  ..29th May.  ..4th June,  .loth J uiic.  . ..loth June.  . .19th June.  Provincial Secretary's Office  22nd March, 1S91.  Pursuant to'tho poyvcrs conferred in that behalf 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 thc "Provincial  Voters Act."  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  NOTICE or CLAIM to be given to the collector  To the Collector of tho Electoral District of  I. the undersigned, claim to have my name inserted in thc Register of Voters for thc  Electoral District, in virtue of my being a British  subject of the full age of tyventy-one years, having resided in this Province for twelve months,  and in the said Electoral district for tyvo 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 Columbia, this clay of 18- .  Signature,   (All Christian names and surnames to be given  at 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,  Interrogatories to be ansyvcrcd by claimants for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  1. What is your Christian name, surname, place  of residence and occupation?  2. Arc you of the full age of tyventj*:one years?  3. Arc you a natural-born or naturalized subject, and yvhich?  ��������� i. 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 yvhen and- where?  5. Have you resided in the 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 aeon tinu-  -    ous period of tyvo months prior to this date?  "If not, in this district, in yvhat (if any) Electoral District? "'  7. Arc you noyv registered as a Provincial voter'  in any Electoral District in British Columbia?  ���������    (If the ansyver be yes.)   In what District?  8. Do you noyv reside in the District for yvhich  you apply to be registered as a Provincial  voter?  On yvhat premises do you reside? .  .JOT-ICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Thomas  1^ McGovern has filed the necessary papers  and made application for a Croyvn Grant in favor  of the mineral claim "Little Phil," situated in  Ainsyvorth Mining Division of West, Kootenay.  Adverse   claimiuils   will forward their objections within, sixty day's   from the dale of this  publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Cold' Commissioner.  Dated, Nelson, R. C,  29th of March, 1891.  No. ISO.  CERT.IF1CATI": OF TIIK  11 KGTSTRAT10N OF  A l?01 IK IG N COM PAN V.  The Kootenay   and Coi.umiua Prospecting  asd Mining Co.miuxv, Limited (Fokeign)  Registered llie roth day of Afrit, 1S94.  IIIEKEBY. CtiRTIFV that I have this day  registered "The Kootenay and Columbia  Prospecting and Mining Company, Limited (Foreign)," under the ' Companies' Act," I'tii't IV.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and the  "Companies' Act Amendment Act, 18S9."  The head oflice of the said Company is situated at the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, Canada.  Tlie objects for which the Company is established are.���������To carry on a general milling business; to buy and sell and othei-yvi.se deal in  ininus, mining lands and minerals; to prospect and  explore for, quarry," develop, work, extract and  mine throughout the Province ot 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 yvorks, wharves and warehouses, and  acquire and oyvn real estate, and forsuch purpose  to construct, establish and operate works,  yvhurves and warehouses, and purchase, lease,  acquire, hold, own, sell, mortgage or dispose in  any yvay all such real or personal property, mining locations, limits or rights, as may be requisite  for the carrying on ol! the business of tho Company; to acquire, construct, oyvn or lease and  operate such tramways, telegraph and telephone  lines, roads, vessls and yvorks as may be necessary for the carrying on of the business ol: thc  Company, and generally to do all such things as  arc incidental or conducive to thc attainment of  all or any of thc objects of the Company throughout the Dominion,of Canada.  The amount of the capital stock of said Com-  'pany is forty thousand dollars, divided into four  hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.  Given under my ' hand and seal of oflice, at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-four.  [L.S.J .   S. Y. WOOTTON,  apl2 Rcgisixir of Joint Stock Companies.  SPRING  is the Time for  Change.  Our 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  TUBNEB BROS.  MEDICAL.  T"*    C. ARTHUR, A'M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc "     .  Coroner i>on West Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  0        " West Raker street,  Nelson, B.C.  D,  'LaBAU,   M. I)r,  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms .3 and i,  Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone 12.    " *  Signature,  Witness.  R.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  MI.MMi.  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.  "A/T    S. DAVYS.  "MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers'  of  All   Classes v>of   Machinery.      Sawmill  and  Marine M  Work a  Specialty.  SOLE   "1IAMilAl'H)Ki:ilS   OK   TIIK  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wo 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 1  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVEK, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  Beware of Cheap  Chinese Sugar,  First-Class Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS "1''011  Hiram Walker & Son's,      Jos. Schlibs Brewing Co. -     Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers ' Milyvaukee, U. S. Manitoba  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Raker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.   I  Loans negotiated on Kelson property.     Collections made.   ���������Conveyancing documents drayvii up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROUSERINGS.  Fred. J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just  received a large consignment of,  -Sj  Spring Goods  .    ' - Call and inspect the New  Patterns-  and Styles.  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  H  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  V/afccheSj Glocksj Jewellery,  ai-jcl Silverware, ShoWij Ji| Ihe.  Warerooijis   of  KELSON, B. C  JACOB   DOVER  The Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER  STREET  5T!  NELSON.   B. C.

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