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Array The .Mines  in  Kootenay tire Anions  I lie   ItlcilCMl   III  America.  THE  N  Sirvcrr-errffiVcrT  iiiil a,C:nl.  Whole Number 193.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  April 28,   [894.  Subscription Price $2 pl-r Year.  \s.(  IN  PRICES   OP  METALS.  liriuislreet's 7U1 April, iSgj.  Sihfr.     Apr. 2.    Apr. 3.    Apr../.    Apr. 5.    A fir 6, \  ���������London..;.   SSI d.     mi.     2H'd.   2SAn.    ^'\^;\  New York.   0'2.Ju.      l*'*!c.     Otic.    (V-'ic. H-'ie. j  James Uwis &* Sons, Ore and Metal Report.  Liverpool, 2nd April, a8?./.  Lraii ���������.������9. 5. English. Soft Spanish, ������9.  2. C to .������9. 5.      ' ...  OorPKii.���������Ohi'.o   Bars   and   Good  Merchantable. ������40. 13. 9,   I'm- cash.    ������11. 5. for  throe months prom\A.    Host Englum selected In������ots ������44. to  ������44.10.    Ore,  20  to 2o !  4per cent. 7s. (id. lo 7s.  9d.   Chile Kegnhis  ' aud American Malic 8s. per unit.  Lake  Dili".  Troial  I.nfico.  Our Correspondent  wriles under date  oEApi-iUS, lS9t. .     .  .���������    Under Ihe gonial   spring  sunshine the  r snow is last sinking,  nn'8. alro.-uly a lew  - bare patches of ground are to be seen on  the hiil sides. Snow still falls nccasion-  iiUy, but in small <iii.-nitit.iefc..  Ben. Ramev recently killed three cariboo near PI airy Langi-ell's pi-e-eniption  adjoining Srohcr's Lake.  George Bourko of the Trnut  HoLel, 'is gelling a new har built.  Savoy is the architect.  Oliver D. Hoar arrived on the. Lithane!  left this morning For Thompson's Landing. Yesterday "Hour staked mil a mile  and a half of ihe river on behalf of the  Cariboo and Kootenay Prospect ing and  Mining company,   li oiled.     The claim  . extends from the month of the river to a  point about 100 yards above the mouth  of the canyon. As soon us the Columbia  is navigable to Revelstoke. it is proposed  to set a gang <>f men  to  work to build a  \lain and flume the river so as to render  the present bed accessible. The building  of tlie dam .and flume will be superintended by Mr. Cay no.  'Much indignation has been aroused in  this community by a dastardly falsehood  which has been published in the Kootenay Star bv O. I). Hoar, to the effect  that tlie tools which he left at IhoRiver-  "side mine at Five-Mile Creek, had been  'stolen  during   his absence.     The  tools  - hiiye .vol been.stolen from -t heinino, and  if they had been, Hoar could not have  known it, as he  returned  to Revelstoke  ��������� Such ������'i statement is calculated io  without having visited the mine,  reflect on the entire population of the.  little settlement and il is at (he request  of ;i majority of our citizens that we  take this opportunity of contradicting  the report.  Trail Creek.  959 tons of gold ore were shipped from  this camp during the first fori night of  April for treatment by tlie Cyanide  process. The bulk went to Butte and  a-.smaller quantity to Tacoina.  Dr. Rankine Dawson, the brother of the  celebrated Canadian professor of that  name, arrived iu Victoria with a young English capitalist on the 20th inst; Dr. Rankine Dawson was one of the most vigorous  promoters of the Silver King proposition iu  London last year, and being interested in  mining matters and known to English capita lists will shortly be in this country. But  if tlie people endorse the Houston-Hume  platform, they had better perhaps let Dr.  Dawson know that neither he nor any of  his detested English friends (or their dollars) are wanted here.  It. seems worth while now that the  season is opening, to remind our reader's  that the Mr.VKH made arrangements last  year, which ensured its being placed in  several clubs, at the Imperial Institute,  on the exchange list of leading mining  papers, a.nd in other situations in which  it must catch the eye of those interested  in (he purchase and development of mining properties. To those who have really  valuable properties to bond or sell, this  should afford an opportunity of bringing  their properties to the knowledge of  English capitalists. We need hardly  say that we will he glad to" receive the  latest information with regard to the  mi^es of the district from reliable persons.  , II. 11. St. John who should have appeared before Magistrate Sproat on Tuesday last, to which day his case had been  remanded, wired from Spokane to say  that he had missed the train. As thc  telegram was also signed by the prose:  cutor in the case (he excuse was accepted.  But it does not appear that any excuse  has yel been offered to explain why , lr.  St. John did not come in on the next  I train. He probably finds more elbow  room in the United States just at present.  They,can have him.        a  The stage from Kaslo  lo New Denver  runs on alternate days owing to the bad  St. John's, Nfld., April IS.���������Parsons,  editor, and Perfor, proprietor of the  Evening Telegram were fined .$112 each  by the Supreme court for contempt in  publishing articles attributing partisan  feeling to Justice Winter in unseating  and disqualifying Messrs. Woods and  Moore us members of the Newfoundland  Legislature.  The largest craft that ever descended  the Lachine rapids, was taken over  last week. It was the big ferry boat  which formerly ferried ten ears of the  Canada Atlantic railway across the St.  Lawrence at Coteau Landing, The huge  craft ran the Cedars .and Split Rock  rapids safely. At the, latter there was  only ten feet to spare, the boat being  about four feet from the rock on one  side and six on the other'.  The report of fhe^Grand Trunk railway issued in London last week, shows  heavy losses in freight traffic last year.  The total loss for the half vear on freight  was ������1.30,000. The losses "are attributed  to the financial depression, the low price  of grain and the expected changes in the  tariff.  Berlin, Out., April 10.���������Atthe assizes  yesterday, a .man named Graham, convicted of assaulting a five year old girl,  was sentenced to the penitentiary for life.  NEWS OF MB WORLD,  THE GEEAT N0ETHEKN STKDXE.  roads.  /  Twenty-two settlers'in Fire Valley are  i, post office.  asking foi  LOCAL NEWS.  We regret to hear  that  Captain Fitz-  -slubbs-has-been���������eompi'lled-by-sei'ious-  illness  to "go to  the  Coast, for  medical  advice. ~'   .  There will be a preliminary meeting of  Government supporters   at  ihe   Board of  .Trade Rooms, next Tuesday, "April 30l.li,  at 8 p. m.  The Nelson Saw-mill company commenced this week, putting their portable sawmill in shape for working on Toad Mountain. The company has a big order to fill  for"'- the .Hall. "Mines company.' The mill,  when ali is in readiness,  will  give employ-  , merit to eight or ten men.  ** "William M. Hennessey, of the Noble Five  mine, accompanied by Messrs. Hubbard,  Grubb, and Wellington, was in town this  week en route for Revelstoke. They intend  prospecting the much talked of Big Bend  country, in search of the wonderful gold  reefs.  ' W. Caliill died in the Nelson hospital  Monday morning. He was an old man and  has been ailing all winter.   He entered the  "-hospital a short time ago, having been seut  down from Nakusp by some friends.  Paul Savage was last week committed  for trial at the summer assizes in Nelson  by the.Kaslo magistrate, charged with having aided in the escape of Frank King, a  fugitive from justice. Savage's case for.  larceny did not come to trial, the prosecution not being strong enough.  The Bachelors Ball at the Fire Hall on  ������ Thursday night was attended by at least  people, who kept the fun going up to  3 a. m. ' The excellent supper provided  at the Nelson Ho'tel by Mr. Phillips, contributed iri no smalll degree to the success of the evening.  The Bear Lake Consolidated Mining  company is a new corporation just registered Its object is to develop the Snow-  shoe claim iii the Slocan district of West  Kootenay. The capital stock is placed  at $500,000 in $5 shares, and the business  headquarters are at Victoria. The first  trusteesiare George Riley, Gustav Leiser,  and Gordon Hunter.  It is said that 300 men will be em-  employed on the^Nakusp & Slocan railway when track laying commences.  Arthur Hodgins was in town from  Forty-Nine creek on Thursday. He says  that he will be through with his contract  by the end of the week.  It. is expected that the C. P. R. will  commence shipping in rails for the  Nakusp aiid Slocan Railway -next -week  from Revelstoke.  The Lytton made her second trip to Rob-  sou, on Monday iast, starting this time  from Revelstoke itself. Some of the passengers certainly thought that it was her  last trip. About, 9 o'clock the saloon was  filled with passengers; a merry game of pedro  was in full swing, and the whole of the forty  who almost filled the ship were in the best  of spirits. Suddenly there was a shock,  then {mother and another. Everybody rose;  everybody rushed iu opposite directions.  One man stripped off his coat; another  rushed frantically for his umbrella. The  hero of thc pedro party clung to his best  card and fled with it to the side. Half an  hour afterwards, on unclenching his hand  from the rail, he found that he still had the  card there. The good ship, led astray by  _two_big ._bush_n.!_e_s,_had_iiin_-on_^gravel-  bank and stopped there for a couple of  houis, whilst Captain Troup tried to blow  her off with a syringe or drive her timbers in  with a jack screw. A.t the end of two hours  she moved off to the regret of a good many  who found the Lytton too good an hotel to_  leave in a hurry. As a matter of fact, there  is not a better tabic kept in many of the  hotels in British Columbia, nor ,as good a  oi.e on any boat iu the province as on the  Lytton. If we ever have to spend an hour  or two on a sand bar again, we hope to  spend it ou tins boat. No damage was done  to the ship, and no inconvenience that we  heard of caused lo any' of t e passengers.  The fact that the Lytton brought forty passengers with her, makes us think that interest in our camp is not dead yet by a  jug-full.  .Arbitral ion    Suggest csl.  Mail.  Minneapolis, Minn,,  ernor Nelson has made  Ol>s(i'iicti9i������   llie  April 23.���������Gov-  a proposal that  the Great' Northern road and strikers  each appoint three members of a board  of arbitration, and these six name a  seventh. President Hill has accepted  the proposition for the railroad and the  men are considering it. Trains now run  to Minot, S. D.  Trains were sent out from St. Paul on  time today and Great Northern officials  Siiy they expect no further trouble.  They expect trains to go to Great Falls,  Mont., without interruption.  A conference has,. i)/.i.t yet..been held.  Nine strikers and"cithers' were arraingeel  before United Strifes Commissioner  Spencer to day, charged with obstructing the mails. Commissioner Spencer  continued the cases against the strikers.  All are out on bail.  The strike has resolved itself into a  waiting game. Travel is increasing at  Spokane, and the Northern and Union  Pacific are doing good  business.    The  losing  the   spring  CANADA.  L.  Brecker &  Co.,   private   bankers,  Waterford, Ont.,  who suspended payment last week, have assigned. . The lia-c  bilities amount to over $100,000,  with  assets nominally equal.  Montreal, April 18.���������R. K. Latimer's carriage store ��������� arid factory,  the establishment of Brayley & Co.,  "wholesale druggists, the. Imperial Water  Proof company, B. Hugmau .& Sons,  manufacturers of window shades, and  Thomas Hacking, were' badly damaged  by fire this morning. The total loss was  .$60,000. Messrs. Brayley suffered the  heaviest, their loss being $25,000, of  which $20,000 was insured. The other  losers had no insurance.   "  The chief who is claimed to be the last  of the pure blooded Iroquois has breathed  his last at the Indian village of Caugh-  nawaga. The deceased's name was  Teiratasaroiake, which means Broken  Knife. All the remaining Indians of the  Caughnawaga have, it is claimed, either  French or Scotch blood in their veins.  I Toronto, April IS.���������One. hundred On-  ! tario settlers left Toronto for Manitoba  i and the North west'last night.  Great  Northern   is  trade.  In (lie Courts.  At Helena, Montana, an order of the  Supreme court was issued to the leaders  of the strike to show cause why an injunction should not be issued to restrain  them.as members of the American Railway Union, or othewise from in any  -way-intei'fering-with-the_op"eratioiisiof  the road.  Geo. A. Keefer, C. E., who has charge of  the reclamation work of the a. &. B. C. Exploration company, left for the Kootenay  river this week.  St. Paul Minn., April 21.���������The committees'of the American Railway Union  are gathering in this city for a conference with the railroad officials which  they hope to hold in a few days.  OOXEY'S  ARMY.  The .Senate   rre|������.iics   to   Itccelve. it nt llie  ('.���������ipltiil   tity.  Washington, April 19.���������The approach  to Washington of t be various bands that  have come to be designated the "Army  of the Commonweal" w;is the subject of  a brief but, somewhat remarkable dis-  cusssion'in the senate today. A resolution had been offered by the Populist  Senator for Kansas, Mr. PelTer, for the  appointment of a select committoof nine  senators to receive all written or printed  communications from these visitors, and  to hear them orally in the presentation  of their grievances. This resolution was  laid, before the Senate in the morning  hour today, and its author explained the  motives which led him to offer it. The  action which he proposed would do much,  he said, to modify and mollify the popular impression as to the exclusiveness  of the Senate, and as to its right to the  title of thc "American House of Lords."  The Populist Senator from Nebraska,  Mr. Allen, said that it would be unwise  for the Senate to deny to these men the  right to present (heir grievances in person. They had a right, he said, to be  treated with as much courtesy and kindness as the President of the -United  States, and he expressed great indignation at (he idea given out hi the newspapers that they were to be received  with the bayonets of soldiers .and the  clubs of policemen. The resolution went  over until 1 o'clock without action.  KcliiMM'U  Witli Care.  ' Oakland, Cal., April 2-k���������The San  Francisco detachment of the .California  Industrial Army were returned to Oakland by force yesterday, after reaching  San Pablo, a short distance east of this  city.    The. army  spent Saturday night  in carousing arid Monday night a free  fight broke out among some of the  would-be leaders. At 10 o'clock an east-  bound freight train stopped at, San Pablo  and the Industrials climbed aboard. The  engineer uncoupled his engine, hitched  it to the rear and pulled the train back  to Oakland bringing nearly the entire  arinv with him.  In the British House of Commons, an  Evicted Tenants' Bill has been read a lirst  t'me. It was introduced by Mr. Morley,  and provides for the re-instaternent of  tenants to be subject to the decision of a  Board of Arbitration. ������100.000 of the  Irish church funds arc to be appropriated  to compensate present holders.  Mark Twain, (Samuel L. Clemens) who  has been in the book selling and publishing  business in New York City, has failed.  Clemens is said to be worth from ������300,000  to ������100,000 outside of. his investments in  the firm.  At Butte, Montana, 500 men captured  a Northern Pacific freight train and  at-.midnight- on the 24th they reached  Bozeman, where they stopped'at break  of day, intending to resume their joiiriiej-  at once.   The Northern  Pacific officials  stop them until  single washout  say there is  near  will cause some delay  nothing to  Livingston where a  Spokane to Co|������.v   ISutte.  A Spokane paper of the 2-1 th says:���������  There was a rumor afloat this afternoon  that the Spokane Industrial Army would  make an attempt at the first opportunity  to follow the example of the Butte Industrials, and capture a Northern Pa.  cific train and start for St. Paul. It was  sai d~ th atth e "sche n re���������w as "Be" ihglp T iol 1 y  worked and that the army here had been  in communication with some of' their  friends in Butte who were keeping them  advised. General Superintendent Kim-  berly of the Northern Pacific was feelirrg  a little uneasy over the situation. He  thought the army at Butte had managed to capture the train through the  aid of the miners there who were anxious  to get the men out of town. He wired  for information about it but had not  been advised. 'He also wired to have  the train stopped in Dakota, but had  heard nothing at a late hour this afternoon. ... , ���������  FOUR   STATES   AEPEOTEii.  One IliiiKlre.il jiikI   Twuciiy  TIioii>::iimI   Coal  .Miners mi n Strike.  Pittsburgh. Pa., April 21.���������The national strike of the coal miners went into effect today. In this district ten  thousand men had quit up to noon.  Bellaire, Ohio, April 21.���������At noon three  thousand coal miners in this district  went out. In the Indiana, fields two  thousand miners refused to keep slrike,  and only a few went out in Clay county.  Omaha, Neb., April 21.���������After the exciting scenes of yesterday all is comparatively quiet today, but many think it is  the calm before the storm. The chief of  police and the managers of I he various  railroads belong to the latter class, for  the managers have asked for protection  to their1 property in this city and the  chief of police has ordered "the entire  police force to report for duty ,at 2:30  this afternoon.  Chicago, III., April 21.���������Reports from  the different stales where the miners'  union is organized indicate lh.it the great  strike has so far tended toward succi-ss,  although the number of miners out does  not come up to the estimate made by-  President McBride. Il is probable that  already (2:30 p. m.) more than 75,000  have struck, and before night, if the men  continue loyal to the union, 100,000 men  will have struck.  Springfield, 111.. April 21.���������At noon  today three thousand miner.-; in this district joined in the general strike. .Reports from Braidwood district, stale that  all the miners, to. flic number of five  thousand, went out on a strike, iit noon.  It is expected that by Monday twenty  thousand miners will he idle in'the state.  Morris.-HI;, April 21.���������Three thousand  miners of Coal City, Braceville, Gardner,  Carbonhill, of this" county, and of Clark  City and Brain wood of-the siimj coal  fields, laid down iheir fools 'today iu  pursuance of a decision made in convention on Thursday.  LATEST , INTELLIGENCE.  Strike     on    tlie     <;rc:it,     .Northern     Hallway.  Two bridges west of Seat tie were burnt  by the strikers on.the  night of the 20th..  President Hill refuses to sign any.  schedule, and insists on the men returning to wo'rk before he will listen to any  terms for arbitration. In the meantime  the trains will be win under government  protection.  St. Paul, April 27.���������The American  Railway Union men say it is a fight, to a  finish. A train was sent out this morning at 8:30. manned by an old crew, but  it was stopped on a side street and deserted.by all save the conductor. '  The 3rd U. S. Infantry is held iu readiness to help the TJ. S. Marshall's who will  arrest strikers for interfering with running  of freight trains.  Spokane, April 2?th.���������Information has  _been_receiyed  here  that  two  trains  werti_  started" "last, evening from  St. Paul   and  that   they   are   already   on   the   second  division in safety.  ���������������xe.y\������i   Army.  Bodies of men numbering many hundreds from Seattle, Tacoma a ml" other  Sound Cities, are converging on Meeice  .1 unction. The train stealing epidemic  is spreading and" at many points police  and troops are collected to protect the  traffic. One. thousand- addit imial men  have left Oakland for Sacramento by  boat.  Jim Corbett  England.  has arrived in  London,  Paris, April 19.���������Auguste Jar beau was  guillotined at Dijon to-day for the murder.of his mother, his wife and mistress.  As a matricide he was led to the guillotine barefooted, .wearing only a white  shirt and trousers. Before he was taken  from his cell, a black veil was thrown  over his head, as a further distinguishing mark of a matricide.      ..   -  Kellcys Army mid 1'inkcrtoiis on llielrTrail.  Walnut, la., April 24.���������Soon after  Kelley's army left Walnut .today, "at  least a hundred men left the ranks and  started across the country. The army  departed 1,US strong, but it is apparent  that Kelly will be fortunate if he reaches  Des Moines with 1,000 men. Seven men  were arrested at Avoca last night for disorderly conduct, but were released  today. Sheriff Hiizen of Council Bluffs  is following the army with three deputies. Pinkerton men are also on- the  trail and it is expected that wholesale  arrests will be made at Des Moines.  Tlie  Truniii. Trilln.  By t he latest news we learn that after  I stealing an engine and  train  at Butte,  ! about 500 industrials started east at forty  j miles an hour.  Like its drivers the train  'is a tramp   and has  no  running  time  and is a source of the .greatest danger lo  all other traffic on the. line," which is being side-tracked and otherwise put out  of the Wiiy  of harm.     When "the slide  near Livingstone  wasJreached the men  got to work and soon  removed  the ob-   ; struction  and   the   train   proceeded  to-  mann" electric locomotive was tried be- i,wards Miles City at a high rate of speed,  tween Havre and Paris, di-iuving thir-!'A warrant has been sworn out against  teen cars fit a speed of seventy-five miles Hogale for the larceny of a Northern  an hour. * . Pacific train.   . "   .  Mr.   Gladstone   is  slightly indisposed.  said   to   be again  On January 20, we are  told, the Heil-  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Robert Henderson Scott, frit -email of  the Northfield mine," Wellington, died  on Thursday 10th. Mr. Scott has been  for nearly twenty years conm-cted with  (he New Vancouver-Coal company-and  the Wellington collieries. Mr. Scott,  left his native country, Scotland, in 1875  and was engaged in mining pursuits in  Illinois and on Paget Sound before coru-.  ing to British Columbia.  Mrs. Adolph Newman of Nanaimo, has  been missing since the ISth inst. When  she left home, Mrs.- Newman had.over  $500 with her. Suicide, is feared, but the  police of'Victoiia, Vancouver and the  Sound are-on.theJook out.  Three to1 six carloads of lumber and  shingles are now leaving New Westminster daily for the east. This increase  in the trade is gratifying.  ..Electric headlights for-railway locomotives are coming into general use.  The Southern Pacific railroad-has already equipped many of its engines with  the new headlight.  The Metropolitan Telephone company,  of New York City,- who are licensed under the "Bell. Telephone company, are  now offering the genuine Bell Teleplmne  instruments for Side ill SI.25 cacli. Msr-M^MW *;M2*V&X?s. ?,2X^T>^W?f*'i:J^&>&^J������t������3ZSl..'' I  THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL, 28,  1894.  TIE ROYAL COIIH  THE NAKUSP   & .'SLOCAN RAILWAY  INVESTIGATION.  The   Ai������iM>*"tmciit    ol*  the   Commissioners.  the  His  has  An extra of the British Columbia Gazette was issued yesterday containing a  proclamation naming the royal commission called for by the resolution adopted  by the Provincial Legislature on the 9th  inst.    The proclamation,  under the signature of the Lieutenant-Governor, and  dated the 20th April, 1894, is as follows:  To the  Honorable Sir Mathew Baillie Begbie,  Knight,   Chief Justice of British   Columbia,  aud the Honorable George Wheelock Burbidgef  Judge  of the   Exchequer Court of Canada,  Greeting:  It having been resolved amongst the  proceedings of the Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia at  its last session :  "That whereas, acting under  advice of the Executive Council,  Honor the Lieutenant-Governor  been pleased to give a Provincial guarantee of interest upon the bonds of the  Nakusp <fc Slocan Railway company to  the extent or-f per cent, per annum on  $25,000 per' mile for twenty-five years,  and hy 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, yvith  the advice aforesaid, a bill has been introduced fur the purpose of guaranteeing principa I and interest in manner mentioned 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, that it appeared that the  Honorable t he Leader of the government  had been working for the company and  not for the province, and it has also been  insinuated * n t be 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 matter's aforesaid ;  "Therefore be it. Resolved, 'Ihat an  humble Address be presented to His  Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, praying him to appoint a Royal Commission  to enquire whether the Honorable the  .Premier, in ail vising the said guarantee,  worked for the company and not for the  province, and whether corrupt motives  of any kind existed with or influenced  His Honor's Ministers in the. advice tendered by them to His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor iu relation to the Nakusp & Slocan " Railway company, and  whether any of His Honor's Ministers  have or had anv interest, directly or in-  directly, in the Nakusp &Slocan Railway  "company, or in Vlie "Oohstl^i'crioirciiiYi-  pany, either in furnishing materials or  supplies, cir in any way whatsoever;"  which   resolution   yvas approved  by an  Order   of  H  is  Honor   the   Lieutenant-  NELSON  LOTS  ���������IP  \m  m  ���������^  A new Railway  under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railzvay  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.  ROYAL   MABBIAGE.  Governor in Council," dated the Kith clay  of April, 1S9-.1.  "Now know ye that, in pursuance of  the said resolution and order in council,  and reposing especial trust in your1  loyalty, integrity and ability, we do  hereby, in pursuance of the powers contained in the "Public Inquiries Act,-" and  of all other powers and authorities us in  that behalf enabling, constitute and ap-  5mint you,, the said Sir Mathew Baillie  3egbie, and George Wheelock Burbidge,  jointly, and each of you separately, to be  commissioner.- with the power of making  inquiry into all and every of the matters  aforesaid so far as the same refer to the  good government of this province, or  reflect upon the conduct, of any part of  the public business thereof, together  with the power;of summoning before  you, or.ei.tner of you, any parly or witnesses, and of requiring them to give  evidence on oath, orally or in writing,  or on solemn affirmation (if they be  parties entitled to affirm in civil matters),  and to produce suclr documents and  things as you, or either of you, .may  deein'requisite to the full--investigation  of the "matters aforesaid; and .We empower and direct,you the said Commissioners, or either of you, to report the  facts found by you, in writing, to Our  "Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia immediately,  or as soon as conveniently may be, after  yon shall have concluded" such inquiry,  "together wit ii. the. views which you, or  either of you. may have formed in relation to the matters aforesaid as a result  of the said inquiry, and that you'do and  perform ail those'matters and things in  and about the taking of the said inquiry  as by law in that behalf you are authorized to .do."  Cholera in  Europe.  Vienna, April 21.���������It is announced  that several cases '* of Asiatic cholera  have been discovered, in Husiatin, a  town of Austrian Galicia.  Princess Victoria  Wedded   to Crand lMikc  Ernest of Hesse.  Coburg, April 19.���������Grand Duke Ernest  Louis, of Hesse, was married today to his  cousin, Princess Victoria Melita, of Saxe-  Coburg, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria.  The town is packed with visitors from all  over,the country.    The marriage occuned  in the ducal palace at 12:30. Among those  present was Queen Victoria, Emperor William, ex-Empress Frederick, the Prince of  Wales, the Czareyvitoh and the Duke aud  Duchess of Saxe-Coburg. Doctor Mueller,  the Superintendent-General and Supreme  Councillor, officiated.  A Dug-out.  Jonathan Franklin Hannibal, a candidate  for baptism (by immersion) yvas interrogated by the presiding dogmatist.  "Does yer believe dat de wuld was made  in six days outen noffiu ?".  "Yes, I believes dat," says ,T, F.  "Does yer believe dat Lot's yvife yvas  turned inter a pillar oh salt?"  "Yes."  "Does yer believe dat Goliar was forteen  feet high���������and weighed two thousand  pounds?"  "Yes, I believes it."  "Do yer believe dat Jonah was three days  in dew-hales body?"  "Whats dat?" says J. F.  "Datsin the Bible!"  "Well, if its in de Bible, I believes it."  "Does yer believe dat de Hebrew chillun  was iu de furnace oh fire four hours and  wasn't burnt?"  "No! I don't believe dat."  "Well, its in de Bible."  "I do't care," savs J. F. "I don't believe  it���������aud I don't believe dat fish story dat  you yvas tellin' neither."  Moral.���������It is Lever safe to depend upon  ii candidate yvho assents readily io a multitude of things of which he knows nothing.  In the interests of political education at  the present juncture yve think it yvoith  -while to ex-Hume this chestnut. Make a  note of the moral geutlemen of the  opposition.  HaVe  Yoli   Seen,  The New  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFOKFEITABLE  s ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION,  ISSUED BY  TORONTO,    O-TSTT^-EII^^,  It is a simple promise to pay the sum insured, in the event of death,  lt is absolutely free from all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  lt 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:  (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 live  years to a  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furnished upon application to the Head Office, or to any of the  company's Agents.   See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J.   D.  BREEZE   General Agent for It. ���������.  Assent for Kelson. in Cordova Street. Vancouver.  ^<������rjMijt_Eurili������liiakc._.  London, April 21.���������A dispatch from  Athens to the Times says that official  dispatches have been received from  Thebes stating that an earthquake yvhich  was felt throughout Greece destroyed  that town. The inhabitants are in a sad  condition, being almost entirely without  food and shelter, and the officials request  that tents and other necessaries be sent  them. No deaths are reported as having  occurred in the. to\vn. The shock was  very violent at Atlanta (Talanda) and  Chalcis. Many houses in those towns  were thrown from their foundations and  much damage was done. The towns of  Vola and Larissa yvere also badly damaged. 'Reports from all parts of the  country are to the effect that everywhere the earthquake was felt and more  or less damage was done. Athens escaped yvithout damage.'-'  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. 0  1 Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  1 Carload Factory Cedar,  An   Immense   Stock of  Common  Lumber,    Shingles,    Laths    Mouldings,(  Etc., as usual.  G. O. Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  Sawmil^  NELSON AND KASLO.  S  -s-Gemef  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������yVlIOLESALE AND KKTAIL���������  *lTOBA0CONISTS^  Agents for the celebrated   I.,   &   CO.  (Loeyve & Co.) B. B.B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes. ; ���������  A large stock ol* " OWN MAKE " Pipes,  Tobaccos of all kinds aud all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  COIIM'KY  OKIH'ICS   ICV    POST  ATTEXIM'I* TO.  pkompixy  THE   TBADB SUPPLIED  I Epilation  ���������pi-'���������  PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  SOUTH   RIDING  WEST   KOOTENAY  ELECTORAL DISTRICT.  . wakeitem> mixekal claim.  ryiATCE" NOTICE that I, as agent -for thc  ���������J- Canadian Pacific Mining and Milling Company (Foreign) Free Minor's Certificate No. 51730,  intend, GO days from thc date hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for a Certificate of Iin  provemenfs for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim; And further take  notice that iidvcr.se claims must bo sent to thc  Mining Recorder, and action commenced (,bcfore  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  A. P. AVESTBY. -  Dated this 21th day of April, 1891.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  IE Eail tojpta, Wai  Leave 7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  C  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points J  To the PA0IFI0 COAST and to the EAST.  TKAIXS    TO   AXI>   FKOM   XKISOV    DAILY.  Direct Connection at, Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday Evening,  AVith Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  aiKlAVestbound through trains.  Tmtoi/Gii Tickets Issued,  Bacgage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Conch-  es, 'Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc.,  to nearest agent..  apply  Commencing January 8th, 1801, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains yvill run  through to Spokane, arriving there at,  5,80 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 with  Steainer~Nelson-for-all-Kootenay_Lake-  points.  ���������"Vf OTICE IS HEREBY GIA'EX that in accord  -L^l ancc with the provisions of Section 16 of  the "Legislative"Electorates and Elections Act,  1891," I shall hold a Court of Revision at Court  House, Nelson, on thc eleventh day of June, 1S91,  for the purpose of hearing the. claims of any  persons who allege that their names have been  improperly struck off or omitted from the List of  Voter's for the South Riding of thc Electoral  District of AVest Kootenay.  AA". J. GOEPEL,   -���������=  Collecter.  T:  P. O'FARRELL,  SOLICITOR   FOR- PATENTS.  Nelson, B. C.  Drawings and   Specifications  made in   the  Office.    All matter strictly confidential.  WANTED.���������Situation in up country store.  Thorough knowlege of dry goods, two years  experience in B. C. Indian "and general trading.  Apply to M, A. H��������� P. 0. Box 252 Astoria, B.C.  TAX   NOTICE.  ^ . ���������    ������  "VrOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -^ the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under, the '���������Assessment  Act," aro noyv due for the. year 18i)i. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District arc pay,  able at my office, Kaslo, B. C.  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before, .Tunc 30th, 1S9I:���������Provin  ehil 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 percent on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1991:���������Two-thirds of  " one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one per cent on personal pro-  '-   pcrty. .   ���������'    .      -  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan, 2nd 1894.  .1. HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson,  Or to tiKQ. Mel.. KltOWX,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  /Columbia &  L,  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV,  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME TABLE NO. 2.  In Effect Tuesday, April Kill, 1S!1}.  Revelstoke Route,  Steamek 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  i a. m.  Passangers from Nelson should take thc C. & K.  trains leaving at 3 p. 111. on Tuesdays and.  Fridays. '  Kaslo Route, Steamek Nelson.  Connecting with   Nelson ���������and- Fort   Sheppard   Railway for all Eastern and Coast Points and  for Spokane.  Leaves Nelson, - Leaves Kaslo,  "Mondays at, 9 a. ni. Sundays at 8 a. m.  Wednesdays at 5,'iO p. ni'.   Tuesdays at 3 a. in.  Thursdays at 5 p. 111. Thursdays at 8 a. m.  Saturdays at a. '10 p. m.      Fridays at 3 a. 111.    '  Bonneu's Feiiiiy Route, Steam eh Spokane.  Connecting yvith Great Northern Railway for all  Points, Spokane and the Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at 3 a. in. and Nelson at 7.15 a. m. .-.  on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 2 a. 111. on Wednesdays'  and Saturdays ���������     .  For full information as to tiekets, rates etc.,  apply at thc Company's offices,   Nelson, IJ. C  The Company reserves the right to change this^  schedule at any time without notice. *"'  T. Allan,  .1. W. Tiiour,  Secret ary.  Manager.  Great  Northern  Railway.  -������������"ggS&&������33������  WEST KOOTEXAT ������ISTKI���������T.  ALL PLACER CLAIMS in this District legally  held may be laid over from the 15th day of  October, 1S93, until the 1st day of June, 1891.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, 10th October, 1S93.0  A Short, Fast, Scenic Konte  TO ~      "~  Seattle, and alL Pacific  Coast Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, and  Points Beyond.   .  Modern Equipment. - Kock-lSallasi Uoadlted.  Over the Cascade  and  ltocky Mountains l������y  Daylight.  IMvcct Connection via Xelson A  Fort Slicp*  l>ard Kail vt ay, sit .Spokane; and via  C. A K. S. X. C. at IJoimer'.s   Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address: "J  C. ii. Dixon, ���������. P. A T. A.  Spokane, "Wash.  P. Casey, Agent,  Bonners Ferry, I.  F. J. Whitney, ������. P. ������!fc T. A., St. Paul, Mill THE MINER, NELSON, B. C.��������� SATURDAY. APRIL 28,  1894-  <\  Wi\t JBintc.'  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be wailed lo any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies ten cents.  CONTRACT AD VERT1SEMENTSinserted  at the rate of S3 per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT.'! D VER TISEMENTS inserted al the rate of sj 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 aud address of  .   the writer. "  JOB PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  Address  The Miner Printing* Publishing Co.  nelson, b.c.  We are happy to aan ounce to our read  era, that in vieyv of the growing importance  of West Kootenay and in a faith unshaken  by what yve consider a mere temporary depression, we have ^reorganized the staff of  the Miner, having fortunately obtained the  services of Mr. Charles St. Barbe, formerly  sub-editor of the New Zealand Times as  editor, aud those of Mr. Fox as foreman.  A good yvine needs no bush, and yve propose to leave the public to find out whether  both these gentlemen are, or are not competent to fulfil the duties assigned to them.  SA VE ME FROM MY FRIENDS.  We are disappointed that Mr. J. F*  Hume has not yet told us anything about  his political opinions, or his qualifications  as a candidate. Modesty is undoubtedly  a virtue, but yvheri a man stands up to be  elected as the one individual through  whom a whole district speaks, modesty  should .and generally does take a back  seat. Ou such an occassion the. electors  look for an open manly declaration .of the  candidate's political creed, but unfortun-"  ��������� ately Mr. Hume has thought fit to content  himself yvith being a mere figure head, a  puppet put up to gabble an unintelligible  rigmarole, dignified by the name of a-Platform of Principles drawn up for him by  certain delegates. Perhaps'before passing  on to discuss the candidate himself, it may  _ . \ o well to make a few remarks ou this  precious platform. It. consists of a preamble of thirteen (unlucky number) clauses,  and six resolutions. The meaning of the  opening to the preamble is obscure, but it  appears to be intended to mean that only  Canadians should rule this country, and if  this is its meaning, why not say so straight  ���������out The second-clause- objecting���������to-private and special legislation' and urging the  desirability of passing measures of general  purport only, is laying down a principle  which has beeu the dream of philosophers  ever since the skin clothed savages of  primaeval times dimly and unconsciously  laid down general principles for the conduct of the tribe. Special-legislation yvas  enacted in those days yvith a stone tomahawk, and though the. evil still remaius  with us, its methods are gcntler,'if perhaps  S'fcaeyrhat direct.  There tire many other paragraphs in this  platform to yvhich it is not improbable that  we may refer at some future time, but what  Ave regret about it is that it is not Mr.  'Hume's own, but is a bantling-foisted on  him by his friends. What yve yvaut is to  ..find something about Mr. Hume himself ���������  Of course we have long known him as an  estimable citizen," but unfortunately'estimable citizens are not*' all fit to take upon  . themselves the task of governing or helping to govern their" fellows. . Our contemporary though seemingly behind the scenes  in this matter does not help us much. In a  note on Mr. Hume, it says that he will  "look after their (the peoples) collective interests, they knoyv that he is in touch yvith  ' them and they believe that he understands  I the requirements of the district." They  believe he does, do they? We suppose that  if any of the said requirements are not yet  known to liim, they" yvill take care that he  is thoroughly posted on them if he is elected. But as the platform disclaims all the  evils of special legislation and leaves to  private enterprise the construction of railways, etc., it is possible that some of the  "requirements" of his district may have to  get on yvithout him. ���������   -  The note, then, after giving a condensed  account of Mr. Hume as a possible member of parliament, proceeds to tell the pub-  lie something of his private character. It  says he is "neither an orator, nor a winebib-  ber, nor a poker player," and in another  place it gives him the reputation of being  "personally honest." This seems that the  three classes of persons mentioned orators,  wiuebibbers and poker players are all in one  class of utter degeneracy and we are glad  to hear that Mr. Hume is none of these,  though it strikes us that oratory is sometimes useful cto a member of parliame.it,  especially if he yvants to get any of the requirements of his district attended to, but  as lie is going to sit, if he can, in the cold  shades of opposition, his mute appeal to  the house ou behalf of the requirements of  his district, yvill be about as useful and will  certainly waste less time than if he put the  said requirements into words. What on  earth the paper means by saying that he is  "personally honest" is incomprehensible.  It is sad to hear that his honesty requires  qualification, and it is a pity that it was not  more clearly defined, as then we should  knoyv when to be on our guard. Does  "personally honest" mean that he is only  honest in himself and does not in the least  miiid mixing with dishonest people and  carefully "winking the other eye" at their  doings? On the yvhole it is a good thing  to be assured that he is partly honest,  though yve should prefer our representative  to be entirely honest, and to know that he  is not an orator or a winebibber or a poker  player. We hope next week our contemporary yvill-be good enough to go through  the entire category, for it will be pleasant  to be assured that he is not a despoiler of  yvidows and orphans, a sneak thief or a  body snatcher. And then yvhen his candid  friends have done telling us what he is not,  perhaps Mr. Hume yvill kindly tell us what  he is.'  THAT   MAIL   SERVICE.  The mining camps round New Denver  had a grievance, and a very reasonable  grievance, against the Dominion Government, but yve are glad to understand that  it is a thing of the past. Our people  appreciate the benefits yvhich will accrue  to them from Mr. Davie's vigorous railway  policy and have no doubt but that yvhen  the railway is running, the mail service to  the mining camps will be all right. Hitherto it has been all wrong.  Perhaps it is true that the government  does not sufficiently realize hoyv important a centre New Denver has  become; does not realize that 150  voters hail from there; does not understand  that all the camps in the section of Four-  Mile creek, Sundon creek, the Slocan Star,  the Grady group, and all the rest of the  mining men of this section come to New  Denver for their mail. In this district there  are at least 500 men at the present moment;  there will be 1000 by June next.  But the government yvhich is responsible  for_the-mail-service-is-the���������Dominion-not-  the provincial government, although no  doubt it is the duty of the latter to keep  the former up to the mark in mail matters.  The yvhole of British Columbia is looking  to "West Kootenay for such development as  yvill g'ive a fresh impetus to the prosperity  of the province. - These men yvho looked in'  vain for their mail at Neyv Denver, are the  very men who will cause that development  and create that prosperity if anyone does,  and it doesn't do to tell them that they cannot have anything better than tin uncertain  weekly mail, because the post ollice service in their district does not pay. No one  expects it to pay. . The ineu yvho look for  their mail, pay the country iu a dozen other  ways, and the government knoyvs it", and if  they cannot keep themselves in constant  communication yvith the eastern .financiers  yvho are backing them, they yvill lose heart  and give up the struggle iu disgust.  - Many of them are Americans, and they  remember camps in Colorado, yvith not half  the papulation that their camp has, which  yvere regularly served by mailcarriers yvho  .took their letters to them three times a yveek  from Gunnison City to Aspland, thirty  miles on snow shoes over the Pearl Pass.  But yve are glad to learn from Mr.  Fletcher,' yvho is now in this district, that  tenders have been invited for- a tri-yveekly  mail service to begin to run in June next,  from Kaslo into the Slocan mining camps.  This is good news, but it is a pity that the  service cannot be orgauized before June,  as May is an important month in this  country. As yve also learn that the C. &  K. S. N. Co. contemplates a more frequent  service, our camps are likely at last to get  as good a service as they can expect. After  all, the difficulties of mail transport have  been almost too much for any govern ment to  deal with hitherto, although we are inclined  to think that a thorough knowledge of the  country, obtained by personal inspection  of it, would make matters comparatively  easy for the department. Theie are very  few grizzlies in the mountains now,  and though some of the Neyv Denver boys  are a bit angry about their mail they don't  carry guns.  The most brilliant of our contemporaries, (and the soundest) calls attention  to the yveakest spot,, in the business arrangements of British Columbia. The  life of business depends upon advertisement. The Province points out that in  this respect British Col umbra is woefully  behind the times. She pays the Agent-  General nothing, and gets yvhat she  might expect to get in return. Surely if it  pays the tradesman with a small stock  of unimportant goods to advertise, it  should pay a province as enormously  wealthy in undeveloped resources, and  as little known as our province is, to do  the same.  The most important official of any  colony, we almost think, is its advertising agent���������his official title is Agent-  General. British Columbia does not apparently care to advertise her great deposits of galena, her coal, her lumber,  or any of her other industries. So, although she is ready to spend $600,000 on  government buildings, she does not  see her yvay to pay a competent man  with a connection amongst English  capitalists, of ready pen and persuasive  tongue, to make known to English capital that British Columbia has great re.  sources and needs English (and other)  money to develop them. We venture to  say, that a young unpaid Kootenay man,  Mr. Horace Canrian, did more last year  to make Kootenay mines known in London than any salaried official or any subsidized pamphlet. Think for a moment  what might be done for the province of  British Columbia by a man for instance,  like Col. Baker, known to half London,  with the entree to the best houses all  over England, yvith a full kiurwledge of  our resources, and our requirements,  yvith a full faith in them, and yvith a persuasive tongue and graceful pen.   <,  But of course he would want to be  paid, and paid in such a way as would  enable him to entertain a little, and keep  up the dignity of his office. This might  cost the province twice his present stipend; his appointment yvould be the best  paying enterprise in yvhich British Columbia ever invested. A business man  is not1 the man for the office.. His interests may not always jump with the best  interests of the place he represents, and  he will not be as likely to have the en  tree to society and club life, yvhich is es  sential to his position.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a* Specialty.  SOLE   MAM'FACTUKKKS   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber "Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc. '���������  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  r  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVEE, B. 0. ,  D.   CARTMEL,  J. W. CAMPION,  J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  ft������'  TABLE  Showing the Dates and Places of Courts  of Assize, Nisi Prius, aod Oyer and  Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery  for the year 1894.  si'Kix; assizes.  Nanaimo Tuesday 1st May.  New Westminster. .Tuesday 8th May.  "Vancouver Tuesday. lofchMay.  Clinton Monday.... 28th May.  Victoria Tuesday 29th May.  Kamloops Monday 4th June.  Vernon  .Monday��������� loth June.  *Donald Friday 15th June.  *Nclson Tuesday 19th June.  *Special Assize.  Bank of Montreal.  CAPITAL (all i>ai<l up), #12,000,000  KEST,       ...        .      0,000,000  Sir DOinALD, A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Feslon Branch: N. W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), Neyv York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and  Cable  Transfers.  !  In connection with the excellent article  on   bi-metallism,   yvhich appeared   in a  NaritTimo paper, rind yvhich yve have re  produced in another column, it is worth  yvhile to remind our readers that the  English liberal party, under '-the leadership ofXord Rosobery, has alredy giyren  signs of breuking up, and that competent  judges hardly expect it to hold together  many more mouths. Whenever the inevitable break up occurs, the conservatives may be expected to return to  poyycr. Amongst their leaders the greatest must of course?* be Lord Salisbury  (the head oM.lie party), Mr. Balfour (the  idol of conservative England), and Mr.  Goschen, the great conservative financier. All these three have, in very recent  times, come over to, the bi-inetallists  yvay of thinking, and have publicly  avoyved their belief in the necessity of  re-establishing the position of silver.  These three men are by no moans the  only three in the front rank of the com-  ingrulers of England, yvho have declared  themselves bi-metallists; but in- themselves they yvould suffice. If the conservatives return to power, England yvill  support the interests of silver, and if  England declares herself, all the other  countries of the world yvill only be too  happy to make common cause yvith her.  Thc enemies of the government yvill  have no cause to grumble at the men  yvho have been selected as Royal Commissioners to enquire'into the conduct of  the Executive in the Nakusp & Slocan  railway affair. In choosing their own  judges, the government had a delicate  task, but by the appointment of tyvo  such men as Sir Mathew Begbie and  Judge Burbidge, they have shown that  they are not afraid to have their case  looked into by men yvho yvill alloyv nothing to escape them and yvho yvill dig out  the.truth though the heavens fall.  Provincial Secuetaky's Ofkice  22nd March, 1894.  Pursuant to thc- powers conferred in that behalf: by section 22 of the "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act, 1S!U." 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 apnended be substituted  for Form A in thc Schedule to the "Provincial  Voters Act."  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  notice oe claim to he given to the collector.  To the Collector of the Electoral District of  I. the undersigned, claim to have my name inserted in the Register of Voters for the c  Electoral District, in virtue of my being a British  subject of the full age of twenty-one years, having resided in this Province for twelvemonths,  and in the said Electoral district for two months  immediately previous to the date hereof, and not  being disqualilicd- by any law in force in this  Province.          -                                   "  Dated at in the Province of British Co  lumbia, this       "day of    -" 18   .  Signature,   (All Christian names and surnames to be given  at full length.).  Residence , ���������  (Full particulars to lie given, such .'is 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 answered by claimanLs for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  1. Whalisyour Christian name, surname, place  of residence and occupation?  2. Are you of thc full age of twenty-one years?  3. Are you a natural-born or naturalized subject, and which?  1.   Have you ever taken the oath of allegiance j  to any foreign state or been naturalized as a  snbjcct of a foreign state, and if so have you J  since been naturalized as a British subject. ;  and when and where?  5.   Have you resided in the Province of British ,  Columbia for twelve months prior to ! he date'!  - of your application to be registered an a Pro-!  vincial voter? j  (J.   Have you resided or. had your chief place of ;  abode in this Electoral district for a continuous period of two months prior to thin d-ite?  If not in this district, in yvhat (if anv) Electoral District? " !  j  7.   Are you now registered as a Provincial voter  in any Electoral District in British Columbia? '���������  (If the answer be yes.)   In what District? ;  S.   Do you now reside in the District- for which [  you apply to bo registered as a Provincial  voter?  On what premises do you reside?  Grant, commcrical and traveller's credits, avail  able in any part of the yvorld;  Drafts issued; Collections made: Etc.  "  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 31- per cent.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  '(Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (jialfl up), *<MM>,<MMI    .      $3,0^0,000  .   ,       (With power to increase.)  lUSKUVi: Fir.VO,  *2������0,000      .    .        lt*������S,333  Corner .of Baker and Stanley streets.  *B*R^.lNrc*E3:*E!S =  C^NAiM-Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Tnc'o-  -nia, and Seattle. ' ,, 0  HEAD OEFrCE: CO Lombard street, LONDON.  England. ;; . '  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank' of Commerce and=  branches: "Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and brunches; .Molsons Bank and branches; Bank of  Aovil bcotla.  UNITED STATES-Agents Canadian Bank of  Co 111111 e ree, N e w York:  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago  .     Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  OAVINGS   DEPA RT.MENT-  Dei-osW received at SI and'upwards, and  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893." Agent.  A  S. GOING,  CIVIL   ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR. J      =  Hocston Block,  '     Nelson, B. C  Signature,  AEMIT & EASEDALL,  Mining ��������� Brokers.  Conveyancing,  Notaries  Public  Mining Abstracts. -  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  Witness  NEW   DENVER. B. C. HjOil������3g������!M4=^k'faO>i������������casKaHnMM(������S<Xl:_���������;  THE MINER, NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL, 28,   1894.  THE   SILVER  QUESTION.  The following excellent article on this  important, subject appeared in the Nanaimo Daily Telegram:���������  The silver question is beginning to assume ii phase yvhich may ere long make  the settlement"of it, by international arrangement a matter of the utmost importance to Great Britain. As is well  knoyvn, England is the chief creditor  nation of the world, and yvhen thcBritsscls  monetary conference yvas sitting in the  summer of 1S92 the British representatives could not: bo induced to do -anything but raise objections and create obstruction. This was entirely in accord  yvith Mr. Gladstone's policy on the subject. Mr. Gladstone had made a great  speech in parliament in yvhich he took  the ground that England yvould be very  foolish to aid in the renionetization of  silver, that the dearer- gold became the  more it yvas for England's interests as  the chief creditor nation, that to remon-  etize silver by international arrangement  would cost her at least one hundred millions sterling���������the cost of a great war.  Therefore Mr. Gladstone opposed any  such policy, and pronounced it foolish.  There yvas no one in Parliament to reply  to'Mr. Gladstone, perh.ips no one in  England yvho could do so, and.his speech  remains unanswered to this day, except  by certain articles in American magazines, yvhich it is quite certain the great  majority of the British people never saw  or so much as hoard of.  This yve believe is in reality thc true  canfe of the failure of the Brussels conference. The British representatives  yvere sent there to do nothing, and they  did it. Without the help and concurrence of-the leading commercial nation,  nothing could be done by the representatives of the other powers to restore  silver to its ancient place us a money  metal, and to take steps to counteract  the continual fall in price of it. Hence  the conference was a failure, nothing  was done, and the matter has been going  from bad to yvorse ever since.' But things  have now taken a turn which there's  much reason to think will shortly compel England to alter her attitude on the  silver question, and join heartily yvith  those poyvers yvhich desire the international remonetization of the white metal.  Mexico has a large foreign debt, owed  chiefly in London and Amsterdam. It  is a six per cent, gold debt, and yvas contracted yvhen the Mexican dollar yvas  worth 90 cents in gold. The debt amounts  to about $82,000,000. Noyv President  Diaz intimates that unless some step is  taken by the European powers to restore silver, Mexico may be forced to repudiate. In that case the English and  Dutch bondholder's yvill be very apt to  lose both principal, and interest, for as  has been proved long ago, Mexico is a  country yvhich it is by no means easy to  coerce. That repudiation is regarded as  a possible or even probable contingency  is shown'by a dispatch from the City of  Mexico to the Boston Herald, in yvhich  it is stated that "the impression is strong  there that the government has done all  it possibly can to meet the foreign interest charges, and that unless Europe is  yvilling to help honest silver-using nations by joining in a general silver- agreement, it must take the chances of default  of interest." The government of Guate-  _maltrhas:served--not-ice -in^-London-that  the interest due on .Tuly .1st on the republic's gold bonds will not be paid "because of the low price of silver and the  high rate of exchange." This information  has caused Guatemala securities lo drop  50 per- cent, in London and it is reported  that the bond-holders yvaht'the government to send out gunboats to look after  Guatemala. The Argentine Republic is  also likely to repudiate shortly, and telegrams from Buenos Ayres stat.e that the  action of Guatemala is heartily approved  of there, and is, moreover, likely to be  imitated by all the silver producing  countries in South America in a like predicament. The representative at Washington of one of the South American re-  ; publics is quoted as speaking as follows  On the subject:  "If silver continues to decline, or if the  " present conditions continue, yve shall  " lac unable to meet our obligations, be-  " cause yve receive our revenues in silver  . " money and are compelled to pay those  " obligations in gold. Gold is nowyvorth  " twice as much as it yvas yvhen those  " obligations were incurred, which is not  " our fault, but the fault of our- largest  " creditor���������England���������and if England de-  '" sti'dys our ability to pay our debts she  " can blamp no one but herself. Every  "nation in Central and South America  " yvill default in its interest unless some-  " thing isdone to restore the value of  " money, and.it is , right for England to  " suffer, because she is mainly respon-  " sible for; the existing conditions. If  " she yvill recognize silver as .money the  "rest of the world yvill do so.. If she  " Avill not her people must take the con-  " sequences."  We think that Great Britain hasjbeen  pursuing too selfish a course on the silver  question, and that she yvill be compelled  ere long in -self defence to alter that  course. India also has been brought to  the verge of bankruptcy by the continual fall in the value of silver; and much  loss, uncertainty, and inconvenience'are  complained of in the Eastern trade, all  arising from the same cause. The only  cure for this is the international reinone-  tization of silver, and the consequent  steadying of its prices,. It is believed by  many able men;- that the international  rcmouetiziition of silver, and the fixing  of its value, in gold in terms, of the latter,  yvould be followed by a gradual-rise in  the prices of agricultural produce, and  the restoration of prosperity in that important industry the world over'. For  these and other reasons yvhich might be  mentioned, yve think that silver ought  to be reinonetized by international agreement yvithont more delay, its value in  terms of gold fixed and maintained, that  England ought to take a hand in the  yvork. and that in point of fact she yvill  soon lie. compelled to do so by regard for  her own interests.  CKOWX   liKA.NT   AIM'IAtJATlOS.  A MACHINE WHI0H WILL FILL AND  SEW ORE SACKS. '  Arthur T, Time'yvell, architect of: Spokane,  has been granted a patent for a machine to  fill and sew backs ot ore, and a company  has been incorporated yvho have purchased  the sole right for the seven states known aa  the Pacific slope, to manufacture and  handle these machines. The first machines  for the market are noyv be.ng made in  Chicago for the Pacific Sack Sewing  Machine Go. under the superintendence of  their mechanical superintendent.  The company consists of Philip W. Stanford, o: San Francisco,- president; Arthur  T. Timewell, of Spokane, vice-president;  James Lyon, of Spokane, manager and  secretary ; Arthur VV. Timewell, of. Spo  kaue, mechanical superintendent. The  capital is ������75,000,--850,000 of yvhich has  bei-Mi subscribed.  Tac machine consists of a table yvith a  diamond shaped hole in the yvorking end  into yvhich the spring holders fit, a scyver,  travelling bed to cniry bottoms of sacks  while being filled and scyvn, and a device  for returning the holders to the initial point j  ready fur another empty sack. There are  tyvo holders to each machine, so that yvhile  one i.s passiug through the scyver the other  is being filled. The modus ojicrandi is for  ;i man, or boy, to drop an empty sack iuto  the holder, yvhich grasp-) it, aud holds the  mouth open, the bottom of the sack vests  on the travelling bed yvhich is donna-'.t  while the ore is running into the sack aud  rises automatically during the process to  alloyv for the shortening of the sack. The  operator, opens the chute or spout and  allows the proper quantity of ore to run  into the sack and yvhen it is full he presses  a treadle, yvith his foot yvhich closes the  mouth of the sack putting it into gear : the  holder'with filled and closed sack, then  travels through the sewer yvhich starts and  stops, cuts off and holds thread automatically. After it is seyvu the holder drops  the sack and returns for another one. The  filled and seyvn sack drops onto a carrier  or slide, according to location, by yvhich  means it is conveyed, in to car, boat or yvare-  house.  To fill, sew and handle 80 tons of ore  with one of these machines, it yvould  require one mau to operate machine at $'d  and two men to stack the filled sacks after  they are seyvn at say i32,50 or a total of $8,  yvhereas to do the same quantity yvithout a  machine yvould require four skilled seyvcrs  at $"3.50 and four shovellers at $2.50 or a  total of ������24 for the eighty tons.  For the owners of properties located  where the ore must be sacked for transportation a saviug of $16 per day yvill be  effected by one - of these machines on a  shipment of 80 tons of ore.  As a matter of fact, ore at the present  time costs from $1.50 to $3 per ton to sack  and sew and the exact figures obtained  from the books of a yvell kuoyvu concern in  this city, are, that it costs them $17.50 to  filhand-sew-650 sacks-of-ore���������and- one-of  these machines yvould do tyvo and one-half  times as much for $8.  These machines are placed in position so  that the ore spout from hopper or" bin is  ever ready to discharge into the sack and  they are driven by, a band from the nearest  shafting, the amount ot poyver required  beiug nominal.���������Northwest Mining Review. ..  NOT1CI'" IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Thomas  "McCovcrn has filed t.iio necessary paper.-,  and made application for a Crown Grant in favor  of the mineral claim "Little Pliil," situated in  Ainsworth Mining Division of "West Kootenay.  Adverse, clahiiauls yvill forward their objections within sixty "days from the date of this  publication.  N. .I'TI'ZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  I liilod, Nelson, M. C���������  '.Mill of Miircli, ISOl.  ���������No. 130.  CERT 11'*" I OAT 10 OK TIIK  It ICL11STRATION OF  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  Till':   KOOTKN.W     AND   CoLUMHIA.   PUOSl'KCTIXCI  axu MiNixc Company. .Ljmitkd (Fohuign)  The Itra/lllau Kvliellioiu  Washington, April 19.���������The Brazilian minister', Sen or Mendorca, this afternoon received a cablegram officially announcing the rebellion ended. The dispatch is as folloyvs:���������  Bio ok Janeiro, April 19, 1.S91,���������To  the Brazilian Minister Mendorca, Washington, D. 0. The Aquidabiin yvas sunk  in ihe port of Santa Catheriiui, by the  torpedo boat of the fleet of the Brazilian  government. Mello went to Buenos  Ayres yvith the cruiser Republica and  four other vessels, and asked and obtained an asylum, declaring that he  abandoned, the contention for.lack of resources". He delivered his vessels to the  Argentine: government. The rebellion  has ended.���������(Signed) Minister of Foreign  Relations."  .-..'    Registered the.ioth'iiay.o/April, j'S()4. . ,:  I'HEREBY CERTIFY that I have this day  registered. "The ������������������Kootenay. and. Columbia  Prospecting find. Mining Company, Limited (Foreign)," under the 'Companies' Act," Part IV.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and the  "Companies'. Act 'Amendment Act, ISSih" =  The head ollice of the said Company is situated at the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, Canada.    '���������-.���������"' t'  The objects for yvhich the Company is established are.-r-To cavry on a general '.niining business; to buy and sell and otlicnvisc. deaf, in  mines, mining-.lancls'and minerals; to prospect and  explore for, quarry, develop,? yvork, 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, foryvard, ship and sell the same,  and for such purpose to,construct, establish and  operate works, wharves and warehouses, aud  acquire and oyvn real estate, and torsuch purpose  to construct, establish and operate works,  yylituwes mid warehouses, and purchase, lease,  acquire, hold, oyvn, sell, mortgage or "dispose in  any way till suoh real or.-porspniil propc. ty, niining locations, limits or rights, as may Lie requisite'  for the carrying on of the business of the,: Company; to acquire, '���������'construct, own or ..lease and  operate, such tramways, telegraph and telephone  lines, roads, vessls and works as may be necessary for tho currying on of the business of the  'Company, and generally to do all such '.things., assure.incidental or conducive to the attainment of  all or any of the objeeis of the Company throughout tin; 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 otlicc. at  Victoria, Province : of British Columbia, this  tenth day ofAprit, oiio thousand eiglit hundred  and ninety-four. ���������"  0 v.;; [L.S.J.:;,���������������������������>.;,   V     S. Y. WOOTTON,  apl2 '���������''<������������������ .Registiarof 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 ns your  orders'for all kinds of Stationery and Musical Goods  WWW BROS.  MKOH'AI..  -171    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc '  Cohonku Koii "Wkst Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  It is said that means have been found to  sConstnict the lens for a telescope, by means  of which the.smallest details of the moon's  surface will be visible, and other stellar objects yvill be proportionately distinct. Ihe  difficulty, has, hitherto been to cast a lens  of large size with sufficient accuracy, but  MK Louis Gatbmann, of Chicago, claims to  have discovered a meth' dl- of getting over  this by casting the lens in several parts  and joining them together. -  The Buffalo Express says:   "The great  , Niagara tunnel, noyv   complete, has cost  [ ������3,000.000.   It provides for the utilization  ' of 120,000 horse power.   A strong corporation has been, formed to transmit poyver to  Buffalo by electricity.   Routes are uqyv being obtained,  and there yvill be a public  opening of the central poyver station early  in Jane." ,'"  y-v   LaBAU,   M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  . Rooms 3 and 1," Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  ; Telephone 12. ���������'  R.  JIISIMJ.  C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLU RGIST, A SSAYER,  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 iO,Vancouver. B. CI  M.s; DAVYS-  MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street. ���������*  '  NL-I.EGN, B. C  Ready Cash is the ...  Best Introduction . . .  To Present to "  R. E. LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  any of ihe Bargains which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   'Hardware,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  ieware  Chinese Sugar,  hst-Class Coods Only  at the  UDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS VOIl  Hiram Walker & Son's,      Jos. Schlitz Bre-wing Co.      Port Garry Flour Mills  Distillers "Milwaukee, U. S. "Manitoba t  P. O. box 69.  EDWARD  Telephone 24..  * CO.  S.-E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn 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  Spring Goods  Call and inspect the New   Patterns  - ��������� :,      and Styles.  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  H  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  \VafccheSj   G)?c)������j:  JeWelleriJ,,  aijd  Silverware5  sHoWij ii) the.  Warerooijts   ot  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.:  B. a

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