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Array Tlie Mines In  Kootenay lire Anion?  (lie 111 chest in  America.  E  N  15  1394   **  BM,������������  sjaSver, ilipsscr. :.:  ��������� .-:ii<l  E,������:nl. "'   ; '  r Whole Number 195.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  May  12,   1S94.  Subscription  Price $2  per Yea-r  THE WEEK'S  PRICES   OF  METALS.  Silver.  Closing price last yveek, 0-!.}.  Owing to the interruptions in .tolls'  graphie communication, yvo are unable  to give daily New York quotations. Tlio  market opened on Monday last with a  fall of ������ to (>3lj, and there hns linen a continued fall during tho yveek, on Thursday silver yvas quoted at (iH.j-, and yesterday the market opened at 63^-, und closed  with a further- fall to (Si1-.  <,'<>l>|ii-.i-.  ^,    Good   merchantable,   has  receded, ae-  ^���������..ording to  Jit in es Lewis   <!t   Sons   niid-  rnonthlv report of 10th Ajiril. Id's during  the fortnight from  ������10.  13. 0. to ������10. 3.  9. per ton cash.  I.e;i������!.':  No quotations have been received this  week.  Xeyv Etaiivsi- Soles.  (From our oiun correspondents.)  Mr. Bradeii of the'Omaha Smelter, accompanied by Mr. 0. C. Hanch, visited  this "toyvi'C Silver-ton. Wilson Creek  (Rosebery) and Three Forks yvith the object, of selecting a suitable location for  sampling yvorks. We understand the  choice lies betyveen ThreeForksand here.  Mr. Hanch yvill be the local manager.  Sampling yvorks yvill certainly assist the  man of limited means yvho yvishes to  work his oyvn property. 0  Messrs. D. McGillivray and Win. Daly  have conic over the gi ade from Nakusp  to Three Forks and the result of their  inspection is that yvork between the  former point and the head of Slocan  Lake yvill be resumed immediately, while  yvork betyveen here and Throe Forks has  been suspended for the present.-  Mr. H. Barnard of McPhillips, Woot-  torjv& Barnard, lawyers, of Victoria,  visited Neyv Denver in connection yvith  railroad business.  Messrs. R. F. Green and J. Moyvat of  Kaslo, E. (J. Carpenter', Hugh Mann and  XL.J,...1 'fy.veiij���������viGited-- (ju-wu-duriilg -the  yveek.  Work has been started on the road  from Silver-ton to  the Alpha Group by  Mi  McNaught.  The yvater in Carpenter  Creek having  fallen during   the   past  few days Mr.  Gillett has  been  enabled to make considerable head yvay yvith the bridge in the  canyon.  It is reported that ah injunction has  been served on C. J. Loyven acting as  agent for Rosebery toyvnsite, restraining  the parties yvho are said to be interested  in that toyvnsite from cleariugand otherwise dealing yvith.the same. The result  of this injunction may materially effect  the future of "New Denver. .  piled by a cominiUee during the yveek  wore road and adopted. The following  officers yvere elected: President, John  Elliott; Vice-President, John Houston;  Secretary, G. A. Bigelow; Treasurer,  G. W. Heathcote. Fourteen members  signed tho. roll. The committee .then  proceeded to organize a base ball club.  The C. I?. R. is instituting a freight  arrangement which yvill probably be of  great benefit to business men in Kootenay. A special car yvith freight for the  Kootenay Country yvill be made up to  leave Vancouver every Tuesday during  the season and yvill roach Nelson on  Saturdays. Shippers and merchants are  advised to notify their agents on the  Coast that consignments for this special  service must reach Vancouver not later  than 5 p. tn. on Tuesday evenings.  Mr. W. J. Goepel has been appointed  Gold Commissioner in the place of Capt.  Fitzstubbs, absent on sick leave. This  announcement requires explanation.  For some reason or- other there is no  deputy Gold Commissioner, so on an  occassion like the present" it .becomes  necessary to absolutely appoint some  one to Jill the position. Should Capt.  Fitzstubbs regain his health and be able  again to'take up his position Mr. Goepel  yvill resign in his favour.- <  In the vaults of the Bank of England  they shoyv visitors a million of money in  the shape of a bundle of dirty bank notes.  When S. A. Rogers, M.' P. P. for Cariboo, visited the vaults of the Toad Mountain through the corridors of the Silver  King and Kootenay Bonanza on Tuesday last, they showed him a million of  money in glittering ore, -and not a million dollars, mind you but a million  pounds yvorth, and1 by the time they  finish their opening up operations and  get to yvork, it is hard to say how rhuch  they yvill have in sight.  The residence of Mr. G. O. Birchanan  had a narroyv escape from destruction by.  lire on Sunday last. At about half past  tyvelve volumes of smoke yvere observed  issuing from the.roof, but the fire brigade  were promptly on the spot, and though  at first it seemed that the lire had got  too strong a hold to be checked, it soon  succumbed to the well directed energy  of the brigade under G. A. Bigelow. A  "bucket line" yvas formed to the hydrant,  opposite Harold Selous' office and did  excellent-work. A feature of the incident yvas the vigorous, help given by  Messrs, Houston and Hume to save the  house of their political opponent. This  shoyvs that though the election contest  may entail some severe lighting and not  a little hard hitting on both sides, the  candidates are only foes "in a parliamentary sense."  LOCAL NEWS.  Mr. G. O. Buchanan left this morning  for Ainsworth, where he yvill address his  constituents this evening.  R. E. Clarke and E. D. Carter of  Ainsworth were in Nelson for a day or  two on business during the yveek.  On Monday last a fine little daughter  was born to Mrs. James McDonald and  both mother and daughter are progressing excellently.  A quantity of. machinery, has arrived  for1 the Hall Mines Co.,. consisting of ore  crushing and air compressing plant. It  yvill be promptly taken up the hill.  ^The Victoria Colonist says : " We have  ife'Cni the best authority that the (Nakusp  and Slocan) road yvill be carried on to  completion with the same expedition that  characterized the earlier stages of its  "construction." '  Carl Kleinschmidt has come back from  his placer claims on the Salmon. He  reports everything in good order. As soon  as he reaches bed rock he intends to put on  . a large force of men. Mr. Kleinschmidt  has also four men working on his claims  on the Pend d'Oreille.   ,   -  The past week has been a dull one as  far as mining gossip is concerned, and  no authentic neyvs of any description has  reached us. At the same time as the  snow clears off and roads are opened up  owners and prospectors are beginning to  move.0  : An informal meeting of the Board of  Trade was. held on Wednesday to discuss  the question of the propriety of appointing  non-residents to local government appointments. It was thought well, however, to  let the matter stand over to be discussed  at a" public meeting to be .held tonight  in the Fire Hall. The" notice of the government Lwill also be brought to the fact that  there are no fire wardens in Nelson.  A meeting of the Nelson Athletic Association was held in the Board of Trade  room last night. The By-layvsand Rules  and Regulations which  had been couir  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Nanaimo is to have an electric railway  which yvill extend to Wellington and be  altogether about 10 miles in length.  The C. P. K. is making large reductions  in its staff at Vancouver, as yveil as in other  parts ol Canada.  Hugh Lynn has been committed for.  -trials at^V-ictoria^for���������the-murder of- John  Green and Thomas Taylor at Savory  Island.  The 75th aimiversay of the founding of  the Independent Order of Oddfelloyvs in  Canada yvas celebrated in Victoria on 28th  April.  We are glad to learn that Sir Matthew  B. Begbie is yvell and strong again and  yvill preside at the May Sessions of "the  County Court in Victoria.  The government is preparing a copy  of the Labour Act yvith a digest of its  provisions which will be issued shortly  for general use in the form of a pamphlet. '      ,   * "  The Alberni paper mill is noyv all ready  for operations, the machinery being  tested on Saturday last and found to  yvork 'most satisfactorily. Operations  begin this yveek for turning out a regular  supply of paper.  We congratulate our contemporary  The Province on its appearance in anew  dress, and we may as British Columbians  congratulate ourselveson having a really  high class and independent revieyv  amongst us. "-.>"- .'  Instead of blindly opposing it the  British Columbia Cattle Co. at Victoria  are importing-Australian, mutton themselves. TheB. C. farmer is not having  a overy rosy time of it one way and  another. -  According to the Daily Columbian  the Nanaimo Telegram has suspended  publication and its manager, Mr. W. J.  Gallagher has assigned. But in the  suit brought against him for libel by the  Nanaimo Reform Club the Grand Jurv  found "no bill."  -  Mr. Griffiths, a member of the staff of  Pearson's Weekly, is travelling round  the world in the "shortest on record"  time. He reached Vancouver by the  Empress of China on 1st May and at once  proceeded on the east bounci express to  New York. He expects to accomplish  the circumnavigation of the globe in 63i  days. At Vancouver.he yvas one day-  ahead of his schedule time.  An attempt has been made by the  opposition press to jshow that Mr.  Brown's retirement from political life  yvas oyving to pressure brought to bear  on Sir Adolphe Caron,>. the Postmaster  General,. by the Hon. Theodore Davie  and other' members of our present  government. Sir Adolph now yvrit.es to  say that this is entirely .untrue. The sole  reason for his interference being the  inconvenience caused by Mr. Brown's  continual absence from his office.  CANADIAN NEWS.  There are 1000 men out of yvork in  Winnipeg.  Salaries on the Grand Trunk Raihvay  are to be reduced by 10,per ceut.  One thousand men in the repair-shops  of the Grand Trunk Raihvay have been  discharged within the last three yveeks  in the attempt to balance revenue and  expenditure.  The lumber yards of the Ontario &  Western Lumber-.Company, ''covering  many acres at Rat Portage, have been  totally destroyed by fire. The loss is  $125,000 with $80,000 insurance.  President Van" Horne, Mr. Shaugh"  nessy, Alexander'Skinner, director, London; Fafrer Govett-Erskine, London;  Sir Casimir Gzow.ski, and Robert Jaffrey,  Toronto, have'"Jeft Montreal for the  Pacific coast, v-m their .annual tour of  inspection.  The Canadian Pacific earnings for  March, 1S94, .yvere $1,382,119; working  expenses, $908,748; net, profits, $413,371.  For March, 1893, the profits were $507,-  805. "For the three months ending  March 81, 1894, the figures are as follows:  Gross earnings. $3,927,120; working expenses, $2.950���������19G; net profits,  $970,930.  The debts of the Provinces are as follows : Quebec, $15,546,000, or $10.43 per  head ; Nova Scotia, $1,359,000,- or $3 per  head; Neyv Brunswick, $1,894,000, or  $5.89 per head ; Manitoba, $098,000, or  $4.43 per head.; British Columbia, $020,  000, or $6.58 per .head ; and Prince  Edyvard Island, $185,000, or $1.70 per  head, Ontario is in the happy position of  having no debt.  At St, Albans, Quebec, a landslide  b'jviodeeven h'onicS;'swept a mill out of  existence, killed" four people and did  damage amounting'to 340,000.  A later telegram says that a fresh disaster, still more calamitous than that of last  Friday morning, threatens the parish of St.  Albans, ia the shape of a vast lake, said to  be 150 i'eet deep, yvhich has been created  by the formation of a huge dyke above  the parish church. If the dyke gives way,  as seems probable, the consequences will  be most disastrous.  Iff8 OF THE WORLD.    L  Her Majesty the Queen has returned  to London from Germany.  ?���������Cholera-is increasing^in-Portugal and-  has crossed the frontier into Spain.  . There is great excitement in Kentucky  where Breckenridge is seeking re-election  to Congress.  It is reported that a bill to legalize  marriage yvith the Deceased Wife's  Sister is to be introduced into the House  of Lords.  A bill providing an eight hours yvork-  ing day for miners lias "passed its second  reading in the House- of Commons by  281 .to 104.  The debt of the united States on  April 30th yvas $1,017,550,979, an increase  for; the month of $1,100,971. Cash in the  treasury, $790,825,050.  Sheffield is anxious to folloyv the example of Manchester' and a movement is  on foot to build a canal from the Cutlers  city to the sea.  James Spencer. Balfour the Liberator  swindler has been brought before the  courts in Buenos Ayres for^extradition,  but he has been released on bail and is  expected to try and leave the country.   -  The women of Neyv Zealand yvho have  noyv yvon the right of voting for members of parliament are demanding as a  logical sequence the right, to, sit in  parliament themselves.  Lord Rosebery in a speech last week  at the City (of London) Liberal Club announced that the policy of his government yvould be vastly different to that  of Mr. Gladstone,;  Admiral de Gama has escaped from  the Portugese man of war where he yvas  held pending the demand for his surrender to the Brazilian Government,  and it is said if he joins Mello there may  be a renewal of the rebellion.  The soft coal famine is beginning to be  seriously felt in Chicago and some of the  surrounding towns as well. Coal that ten  days ago was practically a drug in the  market at S3.75 a ton yvas eagerly sought  for at So a ton, and it is claimed "by some  dealers that as high as S5.50 was obtained  for small quantities.  The Captain of the TJ. S/Cruisor "Neyv  York" reports that oyving to "peculiarities of construction" the compartment  valves cannot be opened without imperilling the ship. The turrets yvill not  revolve. Tho ammunition hoist is defective and the magazine is placed so  near the furnaces that there is a danger  of an explosion yvhich yvould destroy the  ship every time the fires are lighted.  The Heathen Chinee is hard to beat.  There are numbers of almond eyed sons  of paddy fields yvho are not. entitled to  register under' the Geary Act, hut there  appears to be no difficulty in registering  tyvice. So Ah Ling who is entitled to  register does so in tyvo or more places  sells one of his extra certificates to  Quong Tong, yvho is as like him as tyvo  peas. There is a brisk trade in certificates along the Pacific Coast.  t'ux'.ir'.-i Ai-miy.  The American papers are still full of  accounts of corninonyvoalers struggling  eastwards. The movement has a stronghold in Washington and upyvards of a  thousand men are, moving on Spokane  from the Coast. Spokane unfortunately  has hardly enough for herself at present,  times are pretty bad there, and her  people do not" care about having to feed  a couple of thousand star boarders. The  commonyvealers syvartu on every train  going easUvards from Se.att le or Tacoma.  A gentleman- whourrived-in Nelson from  the Sound on Wednesday informed us  that it yvas impossible to keep the cars  clear of them. They sat on the steps, on  the roofs, e.voryyvhere. As fast as one  part of the train yvas cleared of them  they rushed to another. Along the line  of the Northern Pacific there-are some  40 marshals armed yvith Winchester's,  and earning $5 a day each.  At Washington D. C, after a  long executive session and consultation yvith the attorney for-  the district, a manifesto yvas prepared and given out yvhich calls attention to the'tact that the right of petition  does not extend to the lengths the  Coxeyites ,appear to imagine. Those  yvho.meditate coining to tlie capital are  warned that only hardship and privation  await them hero.    .  Meanyy'hile Coxey' and Broyvn and  Jones, leaders of the band at Washington, yvere-arrested on the stops of the  Capitol as they yvere attempting to address their- followers.". They yvere tried  on the charge of carrying banners in the  Capitol grounds and yvalking on the  grass. Not very serious matters apparently. Coxey and Broyvn yvere found  guilty and Jones yvas acquitted. The  former tyvo have applied for a neyv trial.  Sickness has broken out in their camps,  and if the Sanitary Inspectors find  ground for complaint, Mr. Coxey yvill  get into trouble on that score.  -The latest accounts state that many  of the bands yvhere they find food steadily refused, transport unobtainable, and  the "key of the prairie" given them as a  lodging house are breaking up ahd'irielt-  ihg ~;i\vay". ."*""  The Chicago Tribune publishes a roster, made up to April 25th, of the number  of comnionyvealersin the different auuies  marching to Washington. There are  fourteen armies, actually in the march,  composed of 7,054 men, in Ioyva, California, Maryland, Color-ado, Massachusetts,  Ohio, Neyv Jersey, Washington, Indiana,  Montana and Wisconsin. Illinois,  South Dakota and Oregon are preparing  to start their contingents and organization is actively progressing in several  other states.  A report has just reached Nelson to the  effect that matters have reached a crisis in  Washington. No (letails'have yet arrived,  but in consequence of some action of the  common yvealers the military yvere compelled lo tire on them; discharging over  400 rounds of amunilion.  firc-mon, conductors, brakemon, boiler-  makeis, t.aokmen, section men and  blacksmiths. The reduction iu the cases,  of those men yvas 10 per cent. TJie  committee tuolc up the cases of the car  inspectors, car repai:ors, oilers, operators,  elc. In these cases the wages of the men  yvere practically restored, there being only  minor points of difference on yvhich there  could be no serious disagreement. The  final settlement arrived at by the committee, on the cases of the men which  President Hill yvas not yvilling to concede  yvithout argument, yvas (hat 75 per cent, of  the reduction in yvages since August should  be restored.  More  (rouble  "Feared.  circles and on the  members of the  Union it is stated  ing in  bad   faith  St. Paul, May 0.���������The Globe says all  is not harmony in the Great" Northern  authority of leading  American Raihvay  that company is act-  in not wailing for a  complete adjustment of the differences  by arbitration before beginning to follow the same course that led up to the  strike in some particulars. It is quietly  suggested the road could be tied up  again in a few hours' time. The Great  Northern employes' conference committee is said to be again assembling in  this city and the officials and committee  yvill go over the ground upon yvhich the  neyv disputes have arisen.-  The <:<>.-kl   SIrliie.  The number of coal miners out on the  present great Sti ike, as given by an  eastern authority is as folloyvs: Alabama, S,009; Tennessee and Kentucky,.  0.000: Indiana. 5,000; Ohio, 25,000; West  Virginia, 4,800: Illinois, 28,000; [own. 1,-.  300; Indian Territory, 2,000; Missouri,.  4,500; Pennsylvania, 05.000; Colorado,  1,500;   Michigan, 300.    Total, 152,000.    ���������  Birmingham, Ala.. May 4.���������The coa*  miner's strike is unchanged. Both.sides  are firm and thc coal supply is very loyv.  DuLUTir.   Minn.,   May   4.���������There has  been no further outbreak at the Messa- '  ba-range  today.     Non-striking  miners  aro yvorking in the mines under the protection of the deputies and the militia.  Roslxn, Wn.,  May 4.���������Work  at all  the mines on   the Northern  Pacific hast  been suspended indefinitely.  lire.U Voilherii Kail way.  As yve announced last yveek the strike on  this line, is over, but traffic has not got  altogether into yvorking order yet. The  settlement of the dispute yvas accomplished  by the adjudication of the claims of the  employees and the read rather than by-  arbitration, the court being a joint committee of the' representatives of leading  business organizations. This committee  yvas organized at a conference of St. ''Paul  and Minneapolis business men held at the  Commercial Club in this city last Sunday-  night. President Hill, of.the Great Northern, at once expressed his yvillingness to  leave the settlement of the strike in the  hands of these men. The strikers at first  demurred, but finally agreed that they  would meet Mr. Hill before the committee.  The conference began ^ shortly after 4  o'clock in the rooms of the St. Paul Jobbers'  Association. .President Debs, Vice-President Howard, of the A. R. U., and L. W.  Rogers, editor of the official orcan of the  American Railway Union, yvere present ou  behalf of the strikers. Tlie result of the  conference, yvhich lasted until late in the  evening, is that the strikers gain nineteen-  twentieths of the points made. President  Hill conceded without argument the  restoration of the wages of  the engineers,  Diamond 1Hiii:ijj.:)  The De Beers aud the Kimberley mines  "are probably the tyvo biggest holes which  greedy man has ever dug into-the earth,  the area of the former at the surface being  13 acres, yvith a depth -of 450 feet, the area  and depth of the latter being even greater.  These mines are uoilougeryvorked from the.  surface, but from shafts sunk at some dis.  tance from the original holes, andpeuetrat-,.  ing to the blue ground by transverse drivings at depths varying from 500   to 1200.  feet.   The blue ground when  extracted is  carried in small iron trucks to the "floors.'* ���������  These are made by removing the bush  and grass from a fairly level piece of  ground; the land is then rolled and made  as hard and as smooth as possible. -These.  "floors" are about "600 acres in extent.  They "are covered to the depth of about a.  foot yvith the blue ground, yvhich for a time  remains ou them yvithout niiiflh manipulation. . .  The heat of the situ and moisture soon  have a yvoiiderful, effect upon it. Large-  pieces yvhich yvere as hard as ordinary sandstone yvhen taken from the mine soon commence Lo crumble. At this/stage of the-  yvork the yvinDing of the diamonds assumes  more the nature of farming than of mining.  The ground is continually-harrowed to.assist pulverization by exposing the larger  pieces to the action of the sun and rain.  The blue ground from Kimberley mine  becomes quite well pulverized in three  months, while that from De Beers requires  double that -time. The longer the ground  remains exposed the better it is for washing.  The process of exposure being completed,  the blue ground is then carried to very-  large, elaborate and costly washing machines, in yvhich, by means of the action of  running water, the diamonds are separated  from the ordinary earth.  It may be mentioned that in this process  100 loads of the blue  ground  are conceu-  j tiated iulo one   load   of   diamondiferous  ! stuff.    Another machine,  the  ''pulsator."  i then separates this latter stuff, which ap-  j-pears to be a mass of blue and dark pebbles  | of  all shapes,   into   four   different sizes,   '  ; yvhich then pass onto the assorters;  '    The assorting is done on tables, first while <  ��������� wet by yvhite men, and then dry by natives. '  ; The assorters work yvith a kind of trowel,  | and their accuracy in  detecting  and sepa-  :. rating the diamond from the eight different  ! kinds of mineral formations yvhich reach  them is almost unerring. KwsirxBvzr.Z"z:zzz:r���������rrx:zziz:  THE  MINER, NELSON   B..C, SATURDAY, MAY 12,  1894.  ���������Zt.^.cr'.J^.-JT:'^^  taaaaaaasrsss^sisi  ���������Tr-frr-gTr-.-w.ja-TFpfMy; ���������>upjr^f*i.'7jmrrr:^  I  I.  THE ELECTION OAIPAM  GKEAT RATIFICATION MEETING AT  KASLO.  Mr. ltiieliniian  Receives Universal SiinjMtrl  KASi.fi, May .8, 1894.  Tho most enthusiastic meeting ever-  held iri Kaslo took place here on Friday  night, in the Presbyterian Church.  . The occasion yvas the ratification of  the nomination of G. O. Buchanan, as  Government candidate for the South  Riding of West Kootenay in'the coining  election, and it yvas done yvith an enthusiasm and unanimity which portends  an overwhelming majority for the candidate. The house yvas filled to overflowing, there being over 200 people  present, and all true supporters of Mr.  'Buchanan and the present Government.  The meeting was called to order by John  Keen, chairman. H. Byers beingelected  Secretary, a numerously signed requisition, asking Mr- Buchanan "to accept the  nbin matron yvas read and Mr. Buchanan  invited to reply.  This he did in a half. hour's speech',  filled yvith facts  and  reasons  yvhy  the  Government should   bo, supported and  why he endorsed  their actions.    He re-  .  pudiated the idea of being nominated in  Victoria as alleged   by   the  opposition,  and said, he  yvas  much, (and liiorej  the  nominee of the people as  the candidate  .   on the other side.    He. thought-it, on a  calm   revieyv   of   the .yvhole   situation,  certain   that   the   present   govern merit  yvill be returned,   so,  even  for  business  reasons, not to mention the services in  the past,   Kaslo should support them.  He said, if he  told  them   hoyv  poor the  opposition's chances in the country yvere,  .they might send one from here to cheer  ���������them up.    It yvas not foi past or present  .but future reasons yvhy yve should send  a Government supporter- to Victoria, for  he expected a great future for this clis-  ��������� trict and a heavy legislation iuits favour.  In concluding a clear and forcible speech,  , he   heartily   accepted   the nomination,  and pressed   upon   all the necessity of  combined effort; and believed that yvith  their assistance he yvould  be returned  ..'.with a.large majority.  The folloyving resolutions were then  read by the Chairman:  1. That the present government has  been vigorous and progressive in Provincial " affairs, and has done yvell for  this Riding, generally, in the past.  .2. That for- this reason, and as representing a poyverful united party, the  Government should receive support in  the coming election.  3. ThatG. O. Buchanan, Esq,, J. P���������  is a fit, and proper person to be recommended to the electorate as a candidate.  4. That a general committee of Government supporters should be formed  for Kaslo locality, composed of those  now present yvith poyver to add to their  number, and that the officers of such  committee should be a Chairman,  four  r.VicP-Chaii-man, and an Honorary Sec-  retarv, to be =noyv appointed, or to be  elected at a meeting of the Committee  convened for that purpose���������as the case  may be.  . 5. -, That an  Executive Committee of  :' fifteeen supporters, and its Chairman,  be appointed, yvith poyver to its Chairman to appoint, four additional Committeemen, and that the Chairman of  the General Committee be ex officio ah  ordinary member of the " Executive  'Committee. * '  ."-���������' Moved by D, C. McGregor, seconded  by J. L. Retallack, that "the resolutions  as read be adopted en bloc.   Carried.  An opportunity yvas -noyv given to all  supporters to  express  their vieyvs, and  . the following responded: Mr. A. Carney  said, that after hearing Mr. Buchanan's  speech, he yvas certain "of election, arid  .    thought he needed no  parrot  to do his  talking.    He yvas. curtain  the candidate  yvas honest and honourable, ��������� and his interests yvere those  of  the  toyvn and tho  district so  it  yvas "sufficient  guarantee"  that bin-cause yvould be safe, in his hands.  On behalf of the electors the most encouraging speeches yvere made by Messrs.  Retallack,    Stone,    Fletcher,    Wright,  Goodwin, McGregor, Perry and Walker,  Mayor Kane said that, as our American  '-friends were, so deeply interested yvith  us in all business relations, and forming  ��������� a greater part of our population, that  they be alloyved to speak  their vieyvs on  ' the present situation. In response the  folloyving gentlemen, Messis^-Davenport,  Erwin, Eyvart and Goldstein gave t heir-  assurances of hearty support of the  candidate.  These, gentlemen . all  thought it ex-  - "tremely ill  advised   to   antagonise  the  - government at the present time.  An executive committee of Government supporters composed of the following gentlemen, yvith poyver to add,  were appointed to . act in conjunction  with the Nelson contingent:  J. L. Retallack, O. T. Stone, J. Fletcher,  A. W. Wright. G.0 T. Kane, W. Good-  yvin, C. E. Perrv, A. Carney, E. F:  Smith, H. Ingram, D. C. McGregor, T.  A. Garland, B. R. Atkins, D. P. Kane,  D. C McCalum; James Gillis, J. F. Kennedy, Henry Cody, A. McKenzie, J. D.  Marsden.  I Mr*  LOTS  A  new Raihvay ^mder Construction.-  Buy before the Market 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 CominissioncrC. & K. lly. Co., Nelson', B.C.  Eteefloii \eyvs.  Messrs. Tully, Boyce, A. Shayv. and C.  C. McKenzie have been nominated as  opposition candidates for Nanaimo  South.  Mr. Sword has been selected as opposition candidate for Dewdney.  Ex-mayor S. D. Curtis is standing for  Neyv Westminster iri the government  interest;  Mr. J. B. Kennedy, the opposition  candidate for Neyv Westminster' City,  addressed his constituents' on Saturday  last and a committee yvas formed to  secure his election.  Mi'. J. W. St'x'uiith has retired from  the contest, for tho Richmond seat and  Mr. John Hendry has consented tostand  in his stead in'tho government, interest.  The right man has been selected in the  South Riding of Kootenay, in the person  of Mr. G. O. Buchanan, of Kaslo, '"to  carry the government standard on to  victory. Mr. Buchanan has long boon  indentifiod with the district of yvhich he  is one of the most enterprising citizens.  He has gained fame as the silver-tongued  orator-of the interior.,"and has a reputation for trustworthiness that cannot  be gainsaid.��������� Vancouver World.  GOLD IN MONTNA.  Have   IToU   Seen,  Tke New  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  s ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  ISSUED BY -  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  ���������  TOEOITTO,    OISTT.A.'R.I^.,  It is a simple promise to pay the sum insured, in the event, of death.  It is absolutely free from all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  It is entirely void of all conditions save the payment of the premiums.  It provides,for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of death.  It offers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically non-forfeitable after tyvo  years.    The  insured  being entitled to:  (a)'Ext ended insurance yvithout application for the full amount of the policy,  for the further-period of. time definitely sot forth in the policy, or on surrender to a  (h) Paid up Policy, the amount of yvhich is yvritten 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   ������Seiicrnl Ajse.nl fin- it. ������;.  Agent for Kelson, til Cordova Street. Vancouver.  V  An OUl Time Hush.  A special to the Anaconda Standard  says:  "It is a yvell-knoyvn fact that many  years ago Silas Ivies discovered.gold in  paying quantities at a point about fifty  miles from Glasgoyv. The Indians yvere  so numerous at that time that Ivies was  driven ayvay, and some say he, yvas killed  by the redskins. At all events, trappers  and hunters have spent years in searching for those mines yvithout success.  "Last January S. E. Alexander, one of  the oldest miners ifi the. country, in  crossing the bad lands, discovered gravel  that bore traces of gold. He tested the  ground and   found   that   it gave from  lli ree-to-eighteeh-colors-to-tlie-panr���������He-  built a shack, came to Glasgoyv for flour'  arid bacon and then secretly returnedto  his discovery, yvhere he has worked since  with" gratifying results from a financial  point of vieyv. Alexander yvas discovered yvhile at yvork by cowboys and at  last yvas forced to admit that he'had  struck rich pay ground.  "The neyvs was brought to Glasgoyv  and an old time stampede resulted. The  mines are located on Box Creek, and a.  thorough search of the country resulted  in the finding of an old shack." Parts of  firearms, and even the holes dug by old  man Kies, and the scenes of "the latter's  operations are noyv being inspected by  hundreds of anxious people. The country around the discovery is being taken  up for-miles and the stampede is growing daily, yvhile the excitement is intense and. a thousand and one rumors are  floating around regarding tho richness  of the' discoveries. The inhabitants of  the newly found mines have named the  camp-Alexander City in honor of the  discoverer, and many Glasgoyv merchants have already established branch  houses that are doing a rushing business.  "There, are also rumors current that  the yvhole thing is a huge, fake, hut I  have seen and conversed with several reliable men yvho have visited the new  camp, and they have all assured me that  there is- every reason ..to" believe that a  large section of the country is rich in  gold, and all that'is needed to yvork  the claims successfully is an abundance  of yvater, yvhich can be secured from Box  Creek, a good-sized stream. Mr. "Alexander is looked upon as a cool and conservative man, yvith large experience,  atid he claims,that he can, and has, made  as high as 812 per day yvithout going to  bed rock. A number of miners are now  ppeniug up Alexander's claim and if the  results are ���������satisfactory the work on  adjacent properties will be pushed yvith  vigor.  "Meantime the people, are flocking in  from every, direction and -the country  yvill be thoroughly prospected for the  first time. I shall return to Glasgow tomorrow and from there yvill leave at  once for Alexander City. If any new  developments occur I will advise the  Standard of the facts as early as possible."  HE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or en route from the  Goast: ''  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash and Doors.  2 Carload Dry Char Fir Flooring, 4-  inch.  j 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 KASL O..  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������yVIIOLISSALE AND RETAIL���������  ^TOBACCONISTS^  Agents for. the celebrated   L.   &   CO.  (Loeyve & Co.) B. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to sjiobui; Wi,  Leave 7.00 a.m.- NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  Commencing January 8th, 189-1, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains yvill run  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,:$0 p.m. same day. Returniiig yvill  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at5.40  p.m., making ,close connections yvith  "SteaTner"Nelson-for~all���������Kootenay-"Lake  points.  ^  A large stock of " OWN MAKE " Pipes,  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand."  country oiciti:it* icr imist  prompti-v  atti:m������i:i������ to.  THE   T"R-A.:D"E STJ."F"FI-.I"E]I3  >V.Vki;i li:i,l������ .HIXI'RAL CLAIM.  rpAKE NOTICE that "I, as agent for; the'  J- Canadian Pad tic ^lining and Milling Company- (Foreign) Free "Miner's Certificate No. 51730,  intend, 00 days from the date hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for n Certificate of Improvements for. the purpose of obtaining a Cro'yvn  Grant of the'above claim; And further take  notice that adverse claims must be sent to the  "Mining Recorder, and action commenced before  the issuance of such Certiticate of Improvements.  A. D. WESTBY.  Dated this 21th day of April, 1891.  rr\   P. O'FAKRELL, '  SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.  Nelson, B. C.  Drawings  and  Specifications made in the  Oflice.    All matter strictly confidential.  WANTED.���������Situation in up country store.  Thorough knoyvlege of dry goods, two years  experiencein B. C. Indian and general trading.  Apply to AI. A. H.} P. O, Box 252 Victoria, B.C.  TAX   NOTICE;  "VTOTICE is hereby given, in accordance yvith  -^ - the ..'Statutes,"' that Provincial .Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under thc "Assessment  Act," arc noyv due for the year ISfll. .All of the  above named taxes collectable yvith in the Nelson  Division of the West Ivootenay District are pay  able at my ollice, Kaslo, 13. C. .  Assessed Taxes arc collectable at the following  rales, viz: ������������������/ ��������� -  If paid on or before .Tunc 30th, 1S9I:���������Provincial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Tyvo percent 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.  "- Tyvo and one-half per cent on yvild land.  Oiiehiilf of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  "   - 0. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan, 2nd '1891."  WEST KOOTEXAY DISTRICT.  c  ANADIAN *  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points J  To tlie PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TIC HNS    TO   AXD   l-'lUMI    MC&SOX    DAILY.  conncc-  ustbound  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday  ami .Sal unlay Even Ing,  With Slcnnier for Ukvki,stokk, yvhere (  tion is made with Canadian. Pacitic Easi  and Westbound through trains.  .TUKOU'GlI TICKETS  ISSUED,  BAGGAGE CHECKED TO DESTINATION,  No Customs Dikeiculties,  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining- Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc., apply  to nearest agent.  il. II HUM OX, Agent., Nelson,  Or.lo ������W������. 5I������I1.,K1B������WX.  District Passenger, Agent,Vancouver.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME TABLE NO. 3.  In KflVcl Tuesday, .M11.V Isl, I8������4.  Rkvklstok'k RouTi:,  Stka^iku Columiua.  Connecting yvith Canadian Paeilic Raihvay (Alain  Line) fin-points East ami West.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays a.iwl Fridays at  3 a.m.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  8 p. m,  .  NoilTIU'OKT RouTis, Stkamuk Columiua.  Connecting at Northport for points North and  .South "on the Spokane  Falls and Northern  Railway.  Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at  o a. in.  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at   1 p. in.  Kaslo Route, Stkamku Nklsox.  Connecting with   Nelson   and   Fort   Sheppard  Railyvay for Spokane  and points East and  "  West.' _ ���������   -    ���������  Leaves Nelson,       "      -   Leaves Kaslo,  Al'ondays at 9 a. ni.   '       -   Sundays ut 8 a. in.  Wednesdays at 5,'10 p. ni.  .Tuesdays at 3 a. in.  Thursdays at 5 p. 111. Thursdays at 8 a. m.  Saturdays at 5M0 p. 111.      Fridays at 3 a. in.  BoNNi-m's Feiuiv .Uoutt-:, Steamer Si-okane.  Connecting yvith Great Northern Railyvay for all  Eastern Points, Spokane and thc Coast.  Leaves Kaslo at 3 a.-in. and Nelson at 7.15 a. 111..  on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry at 'i a. m. on Wednesdays  ..  and Saturdays . ".    '  The Company reserves- the right; to change this  schedule at any time without notice..  For full   information   as to tickets, rates etc.  apply at the Company's otllees, Nelson, B. C.  T. Allan,   ' J. W-. Taoui5,  Secretary. Alanr^or.  Great  Northern  Railway.  ALL PLACER CLAIAIS in this District legally-  held may be laid over from the loth day of  October, 1893, until the 1st day of June, 1894.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  "S'clson, 10th October, 1893.  A Short, Fast, Scenic Route  TO !  Seattle, and all Pacific  Coast Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, and  Points Beyond.      o  .Modern Equipment.   JCocli-liallast Itoarthcd.  Over the Cascade  and   Koi-ky .Mountains hy  Daylight.  Direct Connection via Velson A  Fort  Sliep-  ward Itailyvny, :il Spokane; and via  C. A K.S. ST. C. at IConner'.s  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on or address:  1  C. ii. Dixon. C. 1". *t T. A.     1*. Casey, Agent,  Spokane, Wash.       Bonners Ferry, I.  F. J. Wbitiie}-, O. P. A T. A., St. rani, Mln. THE.MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 12,  [894.  K^&K&TBxrsmnuuusvaemiaaRsv  ���������zxxsiKfl<32a*Kiwwa=ncaK5rjs2x:  Wxt  ������*  , THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will he mailed lo any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies fen cents.  CONTRACT AD VER'TISEMENTS inserted  al the 'rate   of $3 per column  inch, per  month.  TRANS TENT A D- VER ITSE MEN! S inserted al the rate of /j cents per nonpareil line  first insertion  and 10 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.  fOB PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  al the shortest notice.  s.  A'boRESS  the Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON,    B.C.  THE PEOPLES RIGHT.  Ever- since King John signed the  Magna Chart a, yvhich makes the "British  nation to-day the freest in the world, the  people have maintained and insisted on  their right to manage their own affairs.  Any attempt, hoyvever' cleverly veiled  at first, to interfere yvith their right has  been promptly squashed. And in the  seven hundred years that have passed  since that memorable day a resort to  violence has only once been necessary,  yvhen Oliver Cioniyvell stood forth and  saved the country from despotism. In  the election of representatives to parliament the people have alyvays been  rightly jealous of interference, and the  highest stage of national freedom in  this matter' yvas reached when the ballot  yvas introduced to do ayvay yvith the  intimidation and corruption that existed  under the old system. The plain ballot,  however, does not suit the party yvire  pullers, boodlers and log rollers. It  inter-feres yvith their schemes to control  legislation. - They do not care to see the  people voting straight for and returning  .the candidate yvho appears to be the  best in the eyes of the electorate. All  sorts of devices are introduced to hood-  '���������*��������� wink the electors and toalloyv a minority  to elect their man and to make it look  as if he was the choice of a majority,  This vicious system has been allowed to  grow up. to large proportions in. the  United States, but the people there are  getting heartily sick of caucuses and  conventions, and are not slow in expressing their desire to vote straight aud  direct ������'oi-,the man they like best. Of all  ihe traps and snares to catch the umvary  elector, the plan of double voting is the  -^-most -dangerous.--Under���������it-thej-voters-  are asked to hand over their political  consciences to delegates "yvho again are  usually only the tools of one man, or  one ring, yvhich is thus enabled to return  anyone it pleases. This may lead to the  peculiar position of a district having a  man to represent it, .yvhich did not  . yvant him at all. In British coun-  c tries and especially in the Australias,  which appear to be foremost in the  great yvork of individual liberty, straight  voting, is the. rule. A candidate, announces himself. His supporters form  a general committee from yvhich an  executive committee is appointed to  superintend the business part of the  election, to arrange meetings, etc,, and  through his committee the candidate is  in direct touch with his constituents,  and all the voting they have to do is to  vote straight for him at the polls. An  attempt has been made to introduce  the machinery system here. First the  people yvere asked to vote for delegates  t to a convention, yvho by the by bore  transferable commissions, yvhich they  might (and did) hand over to anyone.  At the convention these delegates again  voted, under careful supervision, for a  candidate. And yvho yvill say noyv that  that candidate is not entirely the tool  and nominee of one other, man. And if  we mistake not, the free and independent electors of this district very much  object to hand themselves and their  interests over holus.bolus into this one  . man's hands.; Electors of Kootenay,  you do not want any conventions, or  delegates,, or machine politics of any  kind. Listen to what both candidates  have to say for themselves, give them  both fair play, and then roll up and vote  straight for the man whose political views  are the best for the province and the  district.  EIRE.  There are several lessons to be learnt  from the recent fires in Nelson, and if  they are not learnt at once and the  knoyvledge they bring promptly acted  upon, serious disaster may be expected  at any time. Nor are these lessons neyv  ones, they have been pointed out often  enough, but yvhen people knoyv that an  insurance office yvill bear' the pecuniary  loss, they are apt to get careless. All  they suffer from a (ire is the probability  of having to paddle about' in their night  clothes and the exposure of their household goods to the critical scrutiny of a  curious public. By. the yvay yvhat a very  poorshoyv the contents of a yvell furnished  room make yvhen they are pitched out  into the street from a first floor yvindow.  The first thing yve have got to learn now  is that the ordinary stovepipe, especially  yvhere it passes along horizontally, is a  source of the greatest danger, and yvhen  it is passed through a yvooden yvall or  roof yvithout adequate protection it is as  bad as suicide. .We do not knoyv yvhether  criminal negligence has the same effect  on a charge, of arson as it has on manslaughter, but if it has about half the  citizens of Nelson are liable to go behind  the bars. All stovepipes in the city  should be rigorously inspected and  dangerous ones abolished. During the  yviliter a large quantity of soot accumulates in the horizontal portions, and  this may catch lire at any moment. The  iron of the pipe is very thin and instantly  gets red hot. Any yvood yvork near-,  naturally as dry as finder, forthwith  catches and the damage is done. Not  only should all dangerous pipes be removed, but those that' are left should be  thoroughly cleaned.  Unfortunately the burning doyvn of a  mans hotis does not injure himself alone.  With the totally inadequate yvater supply yvhich Nelson possesses, a central fire  and a fair breeze are the only agents  necessary to burn doyvn half the town.  Let our people remember this, and if individual good feeling, or public authority  fail in remedying the evil yve have  pointed out, let them try the effect of  personal (and forcible) persuasion,  The second lesson yve have been taught  is that the.yvater supply and appliances  are childish and absurd. Within a feyv  hundred yards of the centre of the toyvn  there is yvater poyver enough to flood it,  but under the present arrangements,  there is not force enough to supply tyvo  hose at once, and the hose itself is of a  clumsy and old fashioned sort. At a  time yvhen things are not very bright it  may be difficult to remedy these defects,  but that is all the more reason to remember that the criminal carelessness  of a feyv individuals in the stovepipe  matter is noyv endangering the safety of  the yvhole city. But fortunately Nelson  possesses. ine.n_of_t he.right-stamp._With  the yvretched apparatus they have they  successfully beat .out the fire., at the  Nelson House and on Sunday last, yvhen  their attack looked almost like a forlorn  hope, they showed that they yyere made  of that same stuff that all over the world  has over and over again turned a forlorn  hope into a victory. -  -A SCREW LOOSE.  There is something wrong sonieyvhcre.  In the coal states there are from 150",000  to1175,000 men on strike for higher  wages, yvhile an" undisciplined "army" of  men, in bands of several hundred strong,  each is marching or pretending to march  to Washington to demand yvork. If  things ate really so bad yvith them that  they are yvilling to undertake a, tramp of  tyvo or three thousand miles, surely  they should be content to step into the  shoes of and earn the yvages refused by  the miners of Ohio and Pennsylvania;  But it appears to be doubtful yvhether  the men that comprise Coxey's Army  really yvaiit yvork. The general opinion'  of the United States press is that they  are tramps aud vagabonds" of the yvorst  class. It yvill be easy to find employment  for them in detachments at various  points, and if they are yvorthless loafers  they yvill fly at the sight of a- pick and  shovel. But if they are yvhat they pretend to be, honest yvqrkmen out of  yvork, they yvill gladly accept employment at yvages somewhat beloyv the  standard temporarily, yvhile the Government casts about for some remedy to  the evil yvhich it yvill then really knoyv  exists.. Meamvhile the congregation of  many thousands of men yvithout food,  yvithout money, and yvith a grievance  against society real or pretended, is a  source of  the   greatest  danger   to the  community at large. As long as they  are in the yvest, and in comparatively  small bodies, theopen handed generosity  of the people prompted by a desire to  get rid of their- visitors, enables them to  get supplies as they pass along. But as  they pi'oceed eastyvards, and band joins  band, and hundreds syvell into thousands,  the difficulties of supply yvill become  intensified. Nor yvill the inhabitants of  the older and more settled districts, yvho  are not so yvell off as their yvestern  brethern, be able or yvilling to keep  them in food. Unfortunately in the  States the mob is only too apt to take  the law into its own hands. This  horde of several thousand starving  men yvill find itself in a country not  accustomed to. part yvith its goods except  for cold cash. Having no cash the horde  will be only to likely to help itself, and  yvhen the spirit of loot once gets abroad,  heaven help the country in yvhich it  starts. Our neighbors not nnfrequenily  boast that their country is the richest in  the world, yvhich it probably is, and that  their laws are so made that every individual has the greatest possible benefit:  under them. >Hoyv conies it then that  ten thousand .men are starving in this  land of plenty?  We have to contradict a- statement  yvhich appeared last yveek in our local  contemporary to the effect that one of  the owners of The Mixeh hissed Mr.  Gladstone at the opening of the Imperial  Institute. The statement of coul'se referred to Mr.-Olive Phillips-Wolley, yvho  yvrites to us as follows: "Though 1 yvas  there I neither heard Mr. Gladstone  hissed nor did I hiss him. I believe that  it'is true that some people did so far forget themselves as to hiss the great liberal  leader, but their action yvas condemned  by men of both parties. I fancy our  contemporary yvill have the courtesy to  acknowledge my answer and to believe  that I have too much admiration for  "brains" either in a political or journalistic opponent to resort either to hissing  or mis-representation.    Yours truly,  " Clive  Pi-IILLIPS-WoL'LEY."  The neyvs of the Bi-AIefallist Conference noyv sitting in London, is reaching  us in a very fragmentary manner, but  yve shall presently give our readers a condensed summary of the yvhole proceedings. "Theie cannot hoyvever be any  doubt from the position in the political  and commercial worlds of the delegates  yvho are attending it, that the result of  its deliberations yvill very materially affect the future course of this question.  We publish today as a, supplement to  The Miner, the revised list of voters for  the-West���������Kootenay���������Electoral���������District,-  of yvhich the official publication. yvas  made in the British Columbia Gazette of  the dOth mst- Every endeavour has  been made by the collector to make the  lists absolutely correct. Any persons  who may find that their names have  been incorrectly dropped have an  opportunity of applying for their replacement at any time before the Court  of Revision to be held on the 10th June.  Xew Zealand and Samoa.  The proposal of Neyv Zealand to annex  Samoa is likely to rival in interest the  recent Hayvaiian question. In tlie  House of Commons the Under Colonial  Secretary has announced that the proposal has the full support of South  Australia and Tasmania, but it appears  that there is some objection on the part  of the other colonies, Victoria; Ninv  South Wales and Queensland, to tlie  acquisition bf the rich islands byo Neyv  Zealand. . The rivalry betyveen ������ New  South Wales and Neyv Zealand is deep  rooted and keen and has burst, into a  blaze more than once, particularly so  yvhen a feyv years figo, Neyv South Wales  yvr'ithing under its iiuncouth and meaningless name, attempted to arrogate to  itself the title of "Australia."  :-=-^TiBi7ffiv-fafiaf--  CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY.  KOOTENAY TRAFFIC.  CARD OF THANKS.  I have to thank the members of the Fire  Brigade aud the citizens yvho responded so  promptly to the fire alarm on Sunday the  6th inst.  I consider the exploit of extinguishing  yvith so little damage a fire yvhich had obtained such headway as one of yvhich any  Fire Company might be proud.  I appreciate very highly the kindness of  all those yvho assisted to save the property  of myself and my neighbours.  G. O. BUCHANAN.  -TO   *T*PI*E!-  Electors of tire Sontk Rifling:  -OF-  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.  Until further notice   mails will close at  Nelson as folloyvs:'  For Canada (including Vancouver Island  and Vancouver City) via Revelstoke,  on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2-p. m.  Money Orders and Registered Matter 1 p. 111.  For   the   United   Statej,   Vancouver  Island   and   Vancouver   City,   via  Spokane,   Mondays   and Thursdays,  at 8 p. 111.  For Kaslo, Watson, Three Forks and  Kootenay Lake Points:  Mondays at ^.  9 a. in.  Wednesdays and Saturdays at  op. m.  _.rJ,l)iirsdays_at_._._............. _._._._,_._._._._.i._._........... 4.30_p._m'  I.-O. O. F. HOLIDAY  EXCURSION���������������-r  The S.S. NELSON", has been chartered for -  an excursion to KASLO on  -24th OF MAY-  KoiiimI Trip Tic!  .Meals 011 Itwaril.  .30  30  TOILET.  Tjif -Bar at Stanley House, Nelson*, T5. C.  Apply lo Mrs. McDonald, Proprietress.  ROYAL COMMISSION.  Ix the Matteii or the Nakusp and Slocan-  Railway Co.  To all vjho'm ii may Concern.  ���������OK���������  PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  SOUTH  RIDING WEST  KOOTENAY  ELECTORAL DISTRICT.  ^OTICE'IS HEREBY GIVEN" that in accbrd  -^1    ance yvith the. provisions of Section' ltTof  the "Legislative Electorates and Elections Act,  1891,"<I shall hold a, Court-of-Revision-at Court  House, Nelson, on the eleventh day of June,' 18W,  for the-'purpose of''hearing the'claims "of-any  persons who allege that their names have been  improperly struck oil"or omitted from tho List of  Voter's for the South Riding of the 'Electoral  District of West Kootenay.  W. J. GOEPEL,  Collector.  Bank of Montreal  CAI'ITAL (all \r.\U\ up), $12,000,000  KI*ST tt,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GK0. A. DRUMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CL0USTON General Manager  Neslon 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.  Grant comnierical and traveller's credits, avail  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections mado;-Ete.  SAVINGS BANKj-BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3i per cent.  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAIMTil, (jiniil ,i|t>, ������((00,000     .      $3,920,000  ftt'itli power to increase.) ' "  itiMitvi; fu\i>, A!.������������o,o<M������    .   .     j,a������5,:m  3ST"Ei*r_.so"isr b-rj^-n*c:h:_ -  "*       Gornei--of-Bakcr-aiul'Sta'nlcy"stre"etsT  CAXADA-Victoria, Vancouver, Neyv Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Taeo-  11111, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  Finland.     - '  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  brandies; Merchants' Bank "of Canada and  brandies; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson's Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.'"  UN1TKI) STATES���������Agents Canadian  Hank of  Commerce. NewYont; 0  . Bunk of Nova Scotia. Chicago.  Triidi'rs' National Bank, Spokane,  Q A VINOS   DEPARTMIONT-  Dki-OSITs received at $1 and upwards, and'  interns!, allowed (present rate) at 31 per cent."  per annum.  GRANGE-V.' HOLT,  Nelson, July 1", 181)3. ' " .   Agent!  . A   - s- GOING,  CIVIL KNGINEKR  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  -   . :���������   Houston .Block,  Nelson; B.  C  A special car (or more if required) yvill be made  up exclusively yvith freight for the Kootenay  Country, to leave Vancouver on TUESDAY in  each yveek. It yvill connect yvith the boat leaving  Revelstoke on FRIDAY and should reach Kootenay Lake Points on SATURDAYS or SUNDAYS.  "VTOTTCE is hereby given that under and by  J_*M     virtue of a   Royal  Commission to '-'them  i.-sucd, and dated   the "20th April,  instant, the  undersigned yvill   hold a   session at the  Court  House, in the City of  Victoria, on Wednesday,  theHth day of May. proximo, at the hour of il  o'clock in ihe forenoon,"for the purpose of opening  the said Commission and of entering upon and  conducting the enquiries relating to the several  matters  mentioned  in  the   Resolution   of   the  llonouraolc the House of Assembly, praying that! C* cw\\u>\~\'x\r\nct     iNJntnripc    Pn*hliV  j such Commission might issue, yvhich Resolution : ^OIIVCA dnClHg,.   IN OtarieS   I UD11C  j was approved by an Order in Council dated ihe  i Kith April, instant.   And all parties interested in  I such inquiries, or the matters in such' Resolution  ! referred to. and who may yvish to bring forward ;  charges or  exculpations,  or evidence relating I  thereto, shall be heard.  Dated at  Victoria, B. C, 2oth April, 1S91.  oMATT. B. BEGBIH.  G. \V. BURBIDGK.  Commissioners.  ARMIT & RASHMLL,  Mining Brokers.  Mining Abstracts!  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW   DENVER. B. C. THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, MAY i2;   1894.  Bl-MEIALLISM.  Conference in London.  London, May 2.���������The international bimetallic conference under the auspices  of the Bi-Metallic League, yvas called to  order at the "Man pi on House today.  Lord Mayor George K. Tyler yvas president. The proceedings opened yvith an  address by the lord mayor. Professor  Shield Nicholsen read a paper on trie fall  in general prices in relation to the ap-  ��������� preciation of gold and the divergence in  the relative value of gold and silver.  This afternoon the Right. Hon. A. J.  Balfour conservative leader in t he House  of Commons, made an address yvhich  yvill be folloyved by a paper by Mr.  Leonard Courtonay, M. P., on the practicability of maintaining aratio betyveen  gold and silver under an international  bi-metallic agreement.  This yvill be folloyved by a discussion.  A banquet yvill be given this evening to  the English and. foreign members of"the  conference.  "There yvere about -LOOdelegate.s present  at the. opening session today. Among  them yvere Brooks Adams, Boston; Mr.  "Vanderberg, president of the Bank of  the Netherlands, Amsterdam: Henry  Gerluschi, president of the French Bi-  Metallic League; David Murray, president of the South Australian Bi-Metallic  League; Thomas Salt, late president of  the Bankers' Institute: Sir ' Malcolm  Frazer, general agent in London for  Western Australia.; Right Hon. W.  Lidderdale, ex-governor of the Bank of  England, and prominent foreign and  British financiers, .as yvell as many members of parliament. The object of the  Bi-Metallic League is to urge upon the  British government the necessity cf cooperation yvith other leading nations for  the establishment of the free coinage of  gold and silver at fixed ratios.  Archbishop Walsh yvrote that he yvas  glad to see the conference discuss the  aspect of a case in yvhich Ireland yvas  most deeply concerned, namely: The  ruinous effects of .the present artificially  . created dearth of money upon husbandry  and its interests. "I can only say that  the experience since a year ago yvill but  serve to deepen conviction of the'irresistible strength of the cause of international bi-inetallism. The practical  features of the recent experimental tampering yvith the currency in India ought  surely to be" sufficient finally to check  the further development of the d isastrous  doctrinaire policy yvhich has so long held  ground in England."  The governor- of the Bank of France,  M. Magniii yvrote: "The silver question  impresses itself more every day upon  financiers. The yvhole yvorld requires its  solution in ils general interest. Its in  terests are bound up yvith the commercial and industrial prosperity of all nations. I am a resolute partisan of the  rehabilitation of silver."  Francis A. Walker yvrote. applauding  "the gallant, gaining fight for the restoration of silver to its historical place in  the currencies of the yvorld yvhich the  Bi-Metallic League is making."  President Andrews of Broyvn University yvrote: "Our cause is making rapid  progress and we are' certain to succeed."  Dr. Arendat, member of the Prussian  Diet, a decided bi-rnetallist, thought that  "another in ternational--conferenceyvould-  have   very   different   results   from' the  Brussels conference.  Mr. Balfoursaidthatthemanyyvhoyvere  suspicious of a double standard and a bimetallic system noyv recognize, in view  of impending dangers, that the.best safeguard is to rehabilitate silver as one,,of  the great instruments of the monetary  transactions of the yvorld. It yvas-abso-  lutely necessary that the monetary functions of silver be restored iftjtisiness yvas  to be carried on on a solid basis. The  difficiiltiesof an international agreement,  he insisted, were merely as to details,  and if any question should be settled by  an international agreement, surely this  one should be.  London, May 3.���������At the morning session  of the international bi-metallic conference  at the Mansion House,. Sir William II.  Houldsworth read a paper on " the effect  upon agriculturists, manufacturers, wage  earners, merchants, bankers and investors  . of all general level, prices." M. Therey,  the French .delegate, warmly urged the  establishment of an international bi-metal-  . lie league. The proposal was cordially  supported. A pamphlet upon the silver  question just, published by &>ir Joseph  ' .McKenna, ex-director of the National'  Bank of Ireland, is creating a sensation in  financial circles, and at the bi-metallic  conference. > It showed that Lord  Liverpool's legislation of 1816 yvas simply a ' fraud. It ~~is added that Lord  Liverpool made a paltry . gain, not  for himself, but for the treasury. Sir  Joseph McKenna acquits Lord Liverpool  of intentional dishonesty and attributes  the fraud to his stupidity. The silverites  claim that yvhen this is understood it-will  strongly influence public opinion in favor  of the re-establishment of bi-metallisrn.  The folloyving cable message yvas read  to the conference :  "We desire to express our. cordial sympathy yvith the movement to promote the  restoration of silver by. international agreement. W,e believe the free coinage of both  gold and silver by international agreement  with a fixed ratio* would secure to mankind  the blessing of a sufficient volume of  metallic money, and, what is hardlv less  important, secure to the world of trade  immunity' from violent exchange fluc-  ���������luations."  The document is signed by the folloyving  United States senators, who voted for  repeal of the Sherman layv: John Sherman.  AY. 13. Allison, ID. W. Voorhees, George F.  Hoar, Nelson W. Aldrich, David 13. Hill,  Edward Murphy, A. P. Got man, O. H.  Piatt, Calvin Brice. Joseph M. Carey,  William V. Frye, 0.- K. Davis, S. M. Cul-  lmn, Henry Cabot Lodge.  Tin; message yvas received yvith prolonged  cheering. Sir David Barbour, ex-secretary'  of the Indian council,.dyvelt upon the injury yvhich India had sustained in consequence of the fall iu the price of silver.  The council adopted the proposal of IT. R.  Gronfell that a deputation of bi-metallists  wait upon every candidate at the general  election in order to ascertain the opinions  i,f such candidates ou the silver question  yvith the view ot supporting or opposing  them.  CK������W.\    WK.fcXT  TLICATaO.V.  Mr. Flint (liberal for Flintshire) brought  up the subject of bi-metallismin the House  of Commons with this motion : " In view  of the continued depression of trade and  agriculture, aud the restriction of exchanges betyveen gold and silver using  countries, ih is desirable that a standard  par exchange between silver and gold be  established by international agreement.'-'  While Mr. Knox (anii-Paruelite for AY est  Cavan, yvas speaking in favour of the  motion, the House yvas counted out.  TABLE  Shoyviug the Dates and "Places of Courts  of Assize, Nisi Prius, and Oyer and  Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery  for the year "1894  Si>icix������; assizes.  Nanaimo Tuesday 1st May.  New Westminster. .Tuesday 8th May.  Vancouver Tuesday loth May.  Clinton.  .- Monday 2Sth May.  Victoria Tuesday 2i)thMay.  Kamloops Monday 4th June.  Vernon., Monday loth .) unc.  "Donald Friday 15th June.  "Nelson Tuesday ]9th J unc.  -Special Assize.  Provincial Sechbtaky's Okkick  22nd March, 1S91.  Pursuant to thc poyvevs conferred in that be-  , half by section 22 of the "Legislative Electorates" and Elections-Act, 1891." His Honor thc  Lieutenant-Governor in Council has been pleased  to order, that it is hereby ordered, that the form  of claim to vote hereto appended be substituted  for Form A in the Schedule to the "Provincial  Voters Act."  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  REGISTRATION OF PROVINCIAL VOTERS.  XOTICK OF,CLAIM TO UK GIVEN TO THE C0LLECT0U  To the Collector of the Electoral District of  I, the undersigned, claim to have my name inserted in the Register of Voters for thc  Electoral District, in virtue of my being a British  subject of the full age of twenty-one years, luiv-  ing-rcsided in this Province for tyvclvc months,  and in the said Electoral district for tyvo'months  immediately previous to the date hereof, and not  being disqualified by any layv 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 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 answered by claimants for  enrolment as Provincial voters.  1" What is your Christian name, surname, place  of residence and occupation?  .  2. Are you of the full age] of twenty-one years?  3. Are you a natural-born or naturalized subject, and yvhich? ��������� ;  ���������1. Have you ever taken the oath of allegiance  to any foreign state or been naturalized as a  snbie'ct of a foreign state, and if so have you  since been naturalized as a British subject,  and when and yvhere?,  5. Have you resided in the Province of British  Columbia for twelve months prior to the date  of yonr application to be registered as a Provincial voter?    . J.  (5. Have you resided or had your chief place of  abode in this Electoral district for a continu-  - ous period of*tyvo months prior,to this date?  If not in this" district, in what (if any) Electoral District?  7. Are vou noyv registered as a Provincial voter  in any" Electoral District in British Columbia?  (If the ansyvcr be yes.)   In yvhat District?  8. Do you noyv. reside in thc District for yvhich  you apply to be registered as a Provincial  voter?  On yvhat premises do you reside?  "VTO'ITCE 18 HKRI'IBY GIVEN, that Thomas  ,i_^ MeGovcrn has liierl the necessary papers  and made application for a Crown Grant in favor  of the mineral claim '���������Little Phil," situated in  Ainsworth Mining Division nf West Ivooleiniy.  Adverse   claimants   yvill  forward  their objections within sixty days   from the date of this  publication.  N. PITCSTUBUS.  Cold Cuinmisnioiier.  Dated, Nelson, II. C���������  2!lth of March, 1891.  m^������.u..<TEm.w.������..gujj,.;w^ft������^ra..Jnn-n^1nrs  No. 130.  CKllTl!<TCATi'* OP TIIK  REGISTRATION OP  A FORi-'.IUN COMPANY.  Tin-:  Kootenay   and Columhia  Pkosi-ectinu  AND JM IXI.NO COIII'AXV, LIMITED (KokKICN)  Registered thc wtli day of April, JSgj.  I HE RUBY CEKTIPY that 1 have this day  registered "The Kootenay and Columbia  Prospecting and Mining Company, Limited (Foreign)," under the ' Companies' Aci." Part IV.,  "Registration of Foreign Companies," and the  "Companies' Acl. Amendment Act, 1SS9."  The head ollice of llie said Company is situated at the City of Ottawa, in thc Province of Ontario, Canada.  The objects for yvhich the Company is established arc���������To carry-on a general mining business; to buy and soil and' otherwise deal in  mines, mining lands and minerals; to prospect and  explore for, quarry, develop, work, extract and  mine throughout the Province of the Dominion  of Canada gold, silver, copper, precious metals,  baser metals, coal, marble, minerals and ores oil  every kind; to crush smelt, reduce, treat and  manufacture, forward, ship and sell the same,  and for such purpose to construct, establish and  operate works, wharves and warehouses, and  acquire and own real estate, and forsuch purpose  to construct., establish and operate yvorks,  wharves and warehouses, and purchase, lease,  acquire, hold, own, sell, mortgage or dispose in  any'way all such real or personal property, mining locations, limits or rights, as may be requisite  for thc carrying on of the business of the Company: to acquire, construct, own or lease and  operate such tramways, telegraph and telephone  lines, roads, vosslsand works as may be necessary for the carrying on of the business of the  Company, and generally to do all such things as  arc incidental or conducive to the attainment of  all or any of tho objects of tho Company throughout the Dominion of Canada.  Thc amount of tlie 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 ollice, at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred  and ninety-four.  [L.S.J S. Y. YVOOTTON,     '  apl2 Regisfiar of foi/it 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  ���������turner: BEOS.  MKI'H'A'L.  E.  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Cokoneu koii West Kootknav,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street.  Nelson, B.C.  TV   LaBAU,   M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon, ���������  Rooms i3 and i,  Houston Block,  Signature,.  Witness,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone 12.  mixim;.  t3   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.  IYLS. DAVYS.       '-"  MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.    -"  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  soM} .>;.i\i;rA������;Ti;ati!'-:iic.s <������r the;  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wc keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Br;Jss  Goods, Shoot and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oil's,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANOOTJVEK, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,    ���������     J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. P/SAGFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  Beware of Cheap  Chinese Sugar,  First-Class Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  BAKHR ST BE HIT,   NKLSON.  AGENTS  IO 11  Hiram "Walker & Son's,      .Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers Milwaukee, U. S. "Manitoba  P. 0. box 09.  Telephone 21.  API  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  XELSO-V, B. C.  CO  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  Calk and inspect the  New   Patterns  ���������''"��������� -, "and Styles. ' *    ���������  Fred. J.0 Squire,       Bakor. Street,  kelson.  H  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   bF  ^^aVcheSj   Glocksj    Jewellery,  aijd  Silverware,  SkoWi) iij Ike  \A/arerooi}is   oi  JACOB   DOVER  The  Jeweller.  o  Great Bargaiit can be had for Cash.  NELSON,  1  B c    BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.   B. G.  t

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