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The Miner Dec 23, 1893

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 &  a  ii  The Mines in  B-  oiei.ay at-<; Antony  the l.iche.st in  AlIKil'iCil.  ���������  . ��������� Viv,->V  ������������������S'tt  ���������f*1?  "t'C -.  ...is:-;  i-?:i-.  -������  in . ii'o  Id,  ���������   Si 3  ver,  ���������  >-������l>er,  in'.-"  ������/<  !.'-"'���������.. .  Whole Nu'mbek*������44L5>0-  _J___ _ *.i.~f'.''i CT*qtfy^_|  -*v_~w*t.i*<m_|'p_f_j[  ____i_r__t________3_  "���������*eai~*,*-*a'"4tiiw'*'^*f^rj***v  :_-___;������___;___;_. /__>_  i_������ ������'TOir-__g___aE_B_-i  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,   December 23,   189  Subscription Price $2 per Year.  iyCash zs the . . .  Best Introduction . . .  To  Present to  ������  -\  _*  COPPER I" FOE A BOOST  THE AMERICAN ARTICLE H_S THE  PREFERENCE IN CARTRIDGES.  Another ItiK Trust Formed whieh will Kival  its IJMf'ortiaiiate. French E������i-cdeeessor in  1'oiiit 'of Size, Iml Mas Secured tin Outlet for its Copper.  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Qroceries,  Liquors,   Hardware,   and  Miners [sullies afford  bast   Baker  Street  Can  .fXJ  V  0  lete  General-Merohandis  tocks of all lines of  except Hardware.  Liquor^  iO  and   Cigars  handled-- to the  Trade only.  Ascitis  ':_T> TCi  Beer, -th  e  tor Anheuser-Bush." (St Louis)  best Made in America.  ���������n������   NELSON.  There are the mostpowerful'influences  at work in copper, and within a short  time the fact will be more generally appreciated than it now is, says the Boston  Daily Advertiser. The greatest syndicate ever organized is now in full operation.. It not only has bankers and capitalists in it of enormous wealth, with  Baron Hirsch' at the head of them, but  included are contracts of enorni"ou_fmagnitude with the French and Russian  War Departments, which are preparing  for "War; upon an unprecedented" scale:  Millions   of' new guns   are now   being  made for the Russian and French armies, and, when war is declared, millions  of pounds of American copper will be  stored in Russia and France to be used  in the manufacture of cartridges. Russia and France will now use only American copper in their cartridges.  France has; for some years, used only  American copper, having by special scientific commission proved that it is the  only   safe and sure  metal to  use, and  Russia lias now come to the same conclusion'and:, will henceforth use only American   copper  for  the   cart ridges   of it s  army.   These are  not rumors,, but are  extraordinary facts.    The great copper  syndicate is operating with  marvelous  rapidity.    It is only a few months now  since they organized, and since July 1st  the shipments of "American copper have  amounted to over 92,113,000 pounds, or a  total of -276,839,000 pounds per annum,  or a much larger quantity of copper than  is produced by all-the copper mines here;  For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1893,  the exports from America were 87,012,-  000 pounds, against 56,453,000 pounds for  the   fiscal   year   ending  June  30,   1S92,  showing a decrease of 18,811,000 pounds  up to June 30th of this year.    But here  comes this startling fact, that for  the  two fiscal years referred to the exports  foot up 9-1.095,000 pounds, while for four  months, since July 1st. the exports are  within   2,000,000   pounds   (or   92,113,000  pounds) .of tlie total exports for these I  two years 1  The syndicate is still buying and must  continue to do so, for my information is  that their govern uent contracts and  their own individual purchases are to  foot up 250,000 tons. (Jut this down one- j  half and there is an enormous quantity  to buy. These purchases mean that  American copper must go higher���������that  11, 12 and 13 cents will be reached within  three months in short order-, aud that  higher prices than at any time since the i  French syndicate days are inevitable.       j  Second Class���������Willie Piggott, Oscar-  Robinson, Moylan Graham.  High En First���������S.-idie Stewart, Willie  (Marshall, Olive Piggott.  Lower Fikst���������Victor Baltche.  ���������roaKdaiIc',s <'oiiiiiii.ssion.  H". E. Croasdaile, who assisted in floating the Silver King claims a commission  of $15,000. So the story comes from  Colville, and tis said the original owners  aie cutting up a bit rough.  WWAT mice mm  OVER.  THE NELSON   _  PORT  SHEPPARD RAILWAY.  A  MYLES ON HIS DIGNITY.  He BEcseiK.s the Charge that Nelson has poor  Police Protection.  There is trouble brewing between constable My les" aud MessrsrMarks and Van-  Ness of the NelsonHotel.  In giving his views on the question of'  incorporation recently "VanNess complained of the inefficient police protection at present existing, and thereby  wounded theifeelings of constable Myles,  who forthwith ' resolved to give the  genial Van Ness all the protection he  could, and chose Sunday as the day for  operations,  ���������His aim was to convict the hotel keepers of selling liquor during prohibited  hours and he accordingly pitched his  tent within the enemies Tines.  Th's went very well for a time but the  hotel keepers got tired of the company  of the constable and it is said they  broached to Myles the desirability of his  exchanging his room for his company. ,  Myles accordingly folded his tent and  retreated to the outside. Up'to the hour  of going to press it was not learned that  Myles had got even with the hotelmen,  as he is said to be having considerable  difficulty in securing some one !o go on  the complaint necessary to bring the  case to trial.  I,aifje .'arty of .\cI.sonitcs Turn out to  ��������� Welcome. r>. <'-. -J'ws-bH.!, am! After n Lous  Wait -.ctiii'itilonae -Hsannointcd as the  President B>ia not Come.  LITERARY SOCIETY.  A large company assembled in the  church of England building last evening  to listen to the debate on the proposition  "that the influence   of the drama is for  food." The affirmative was taken by A.  . Kirk, who succeeded in 'carrying the  majority of his hearers'with him on the  division following the debate. A. M.  Johnson made the -most' out of the least  desirable side of the question, from a debating standpoint, and showed, as F. M.  McLead expressed it afterward, an intimate acquaintance with the evils of the  stage.  Rev. H. S. Akehurst presided over the  meeting and after the debate appointed  Messrs Chadboui-n, Valleau, Johnson  and Kirk a committee to..prepare a programme for- the next meeting in two  weeks time.  CLOSING EXERCISES.  OF  "_%T_.^ck__3   |3_QC__  ������1_3_!l  |fgl j. ���������_/ _r Wa__r __,  arerooijits   off  __/r_!i_jry  ������WSJ   JSBJ  The Nelson School closed Friday, with  an entertainment by the children consisting of readings, recitations, harmonica solos, and marching. All were  well rendered and reflected credit on the  teacher-Miss Kane.    The prize of $3.00  was awarded  to   Mary McDonlad,  for  proficiency in reading.  The little folks who provided the entertainment were :���������Sadie Stewart, The  Moon ; Willie Piggott, The Brook and  Wave; Nellie Marshall, My Mistake ;  Olive Piggott, Christmas ; Percy Goepel,  Their Revenge; Samuel Stuckey, An  April Joke; John Duhamel, A Boy's  Complaint; Clarence and M. Graham,  music on the mouth-organ; Mary Brown  Children's Hour; Mabel Col well, Somebody's Darling; VVilmot Steed, Don't:  Vickie Hodson, Tommy ; Mary McDonald, May and November; Joseph Guru,  Nature; Clarence Graham, music on the j  A Ko.nl to the Hcnol.  F. C. .Inne's of the firm, of limes &  Rjic-hards of Vancouver, the owners of  addition A, was in town this week aiuf  entered into an arrangement with Frank  Fletcher of the C. P. R. for the building  of a "road from the N. & F. S. depot to  the town. The proposed road will be  taken along Stanley and Houston streets.  It will be constructed in the spring/ In  the meantime a sidewalk will be laid for  the convenience of pedestrians.  The first train over _he Nelson & Fort  Sheppard, arrived in from Spokane on  Tuesday evening. It was expected that  D. C. Corbin would accompany the first  batch of passengers, and arrangements  were made accordingly for a rousing reception at the depot. The band was induced to turn out, and. half a dozen  teams were in waiting to take those  averse to walking up the hillside to the  depot. Before train time nearly every  man in town was at the station. They  waited, and waited, and incidentally  amused themselves waiting, because tlie  train was an hour and a half late. But  shortly after seven o'clock the train,  consisting of two freight cars, a caboose  and passenger coach, rushed into the  depot. The men cheered, the boys yelled, and the band boys essayed to pump  some harmony into the crowd, and it  looked as if the -'crowd was going iuto  hysterics over the first train-into Nelson  but it didn't, and for this reason.  A sharp lookout was kept On the passenger  coach.    Capt.-Troup and  Secretary Allan of Columbia & Kootenay S-  N. G. stepped off the;: car onto the platform.    Customs'officer Jones .did:" likewise ; Bur-ton   the Northern Pacific:-Express ..coin pan y's rep resell tat i ve foil owed  suit ; H. H. St. John, of the Great '-North--'  ern  Railway   was   noticed,  and finally  Austin Corbin, 2nd, was spotted, and. it-  was learned  that D, C. C.  was not in  Spokane and  could   not possibly   have-  come up with,the train. .?  And  then  the crowd  began  to  welt7  away, the band wrestled'with a farewell.'  piece  of music,  and  the orator of 'the-,  evening wiped a. tear of disappointment-  from his eye as he threw away his speech  of'welcome- a; id-watched it career down  the hill side carrying all before it.  The first train practically made schedule time between hera and .Northport,  being over an hour and a half late at  that place from Spokane.  To meet  lowing the  Hawaiian Bndependence.  latest advices from Honolulu are  effect that the Provisional govern-  any  The  to the  merit will resist with force of arms,  attempt, by Gr-over Cleveland or- any  foreign power, at restoring the monarchal form of government in the Islands. The annexationists are endeavoring to make it appear that England  is interfering, and cite the visit of .the  Canadian Minister Bowel 1 as proof.  E'erstM.!.-'!��������� Fm .>?{!!'��������� Tax'.  the coni.cmplci.ted deficit   foi-  reduction   in'import duties it  was announced some time ago  that one  of the features of the revenue legislation  I to be adopted  by-Ci.;...';<���������<---��������� at its coming  I session would be an ?m������������������������������������ ���������!������������������������������������ lax. At first  I the preposition  se.enmd   loin- to tax   in-..  i comes exceeding a. ivr,;iin amount.' This  j plan did not meet with a great amount  ! of favor, some   rnn-pieuous   members o-  1 the majority >-pariy in i he House having  strongly criticised ii.   if seems now that  I the intention of the members having the  matter- in charge is to exempt individual  incomes and to impo.-ea tax on legacies,  on rentals from  property, on incomes of  non-resideiits.  and   on   the   earnings   of  large corporal inns above  a certain   figure.    It could   hardly have been expect-  that  patriot ism  should reach so high   a  -1   ' ~     '��������� -      ''    -' ; that the congress-.  impose a tax upon  degree of perfection a.-  men should willingly  their- own individual  incomes.  The ICi^Iil .Sort of a J>uke.  Duke of S.TXe-Coburg-Gotha, after  I he   Queen    and    the  has placed himself in  The  consul! ing   wit h  Prince of Wales,  is  I'oiilieal .'ara^'i-aohs.  Mr. Gladstone, is  seriously ill.    lie  suffering from a severe cold.  The Provincial Legislature will meet  for the dispatch of business on .lanuarv  the 18th.  communication with Lord Salisbury and  Mr. Gladstone on the subject of  his par-  li.-imeii,':ti-y ai'o .'ain-c u[ -L'^o.O'lO-a year,  which he lias resolved to surrender, and  this very geir-rotr-, deei^ion .will probably be formally announced by the  Prime  Minister to the House  of Com  be f  or  Pai-P-.  ?>_*  Great  Bargain  can  BAKER   STREET,  he had for Cash.  NELSOIST.   B. C.  mouth-organ; R. Bell, Tom the Piper's  Son ; Frankie Etter, Three Kisses ; Jennie Stewart, The Little Bird.  Following the programme Miss Kane,  who' presided, called on Dr. Arthur,  school trustee- to address the. pupils.  The doctor expressed himself as highly  pleased with the progress the children  made. And also with the neatness in  which the furniture was kept. Then clos-! ishabfe bv a fine  ���������A  v^������������������:���������u:���������,.. ..ii .. ���������,n���������������ni���������:,.������. j :     ,���������    . J  ed.hy. wishing all a merry Christinas and   offence.  happy, new Year.  Rev. Wi Black, and Rev. D. D. Birks,  addressed thechild-ren in complimentary  terms, after which Miss. Kane announced that'the schobl was closed till January 8th.  The following passed the examinations  successfully:  Fourth Class���������Percy Goepel, May  McDonald, Mabel Oolwell, and Willie  Turner-.  Third Class���������������������������Annanda Barker-, Clarence Graham, Clarence Goepel, and  Paul Brown.  To the ������������:wi<I Boys.  Mankato,   Kas.,   Dec.    10.���������The   city  council, to increase the depleted funds  I of the city trasury, last evening passed  I unanimously an ordinance  making it a  : nuisance for any person,- man,    woman,  j or child,   hereafter-  to  whistle   or-  sing  i "After the Ball," between the hours of  6 a. ra. and 10 p. m.    The offense is pun-  of 50 cents   for  each  nions  Dukes allowance was  an act of Parliament, .-  Parliament could take  adjourns.    Tlie  to him byT  ind only an act of  it away.  Faith  W2f!io:i(  >Voi-J_s  ;     W. P.    Howland,   of Toronto,   was   a  strict believer in the faith cure  doctrine  of Christian Science, as was also his wife.  Therefore when   he   was attacked   with  pemimoiiia a physiri.-o,   was   not  rail,.,!  in till the disease   had   a   firm  font hold  1-J is funeral followed a--a mat fer of course  Howland was one of ( he leading  Toronto,    being  chi.fiv   noted  moral reform   eiiactm'-nts  while  of Toronto.  France Would Win.  I The London Graphic following up its  : series of art ich-s on the inefficiency of  i the British navy published an  interview  with Admiral Sir C T. P. Hornby, first  \ pt-'iicipal aide-de-camp to the Queen, in  I which   he saj-s thai   Kngl.-ind   could   not  hold the Mediterranean with the present  fleet or unless the British naval force  Wer-e stronger than the French. The  ��������� rOngiish   in   ihe r\i-,;i    nf war   would   be  beaten, for the F: ejn-li   o.$Tii-ers and   sea  men   know  t heir dtil y  ships, and   have a bet I <  t ion, as t hey hold bo! h  it e.ratiean.  \V(  ���������is  have  iilegic  of tin-  good  posi-  SKi.s  J.e;  men of  fo-   his  mayor  !,  E;rok<  Jack Cm meron, whi  the outlet, broke   his   leg. a  y.d lot he   ho.~j>it al.     I U  t he care  Mis. Connor.  veyeil  (d  iir-;   patient  appointed r.-  uuilcr  alron.  unloading ore up  nd  was  con-  will   be   the  of the newly  lI_____SI___-___i______3___������  ^sam^BSSssssismsmsss^sssm^iamaiBssBms^s^s^smassM  I  I  -f  ���������$���������  !  ft THE MINER,  NELSON; B; C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23,  189  THE OLD STORY.  Kich Fields oi" ������oId WlucJii.'TasaapS Me H'ros-  Iiector into Endless '.'.Wiser).  The Australian steamer just arrived  brings int ('resting information in regard,  to the Coolgardie goldfields in Western  Australia, and particularly the original  claim, "Bayley'.s Reward,'' which ,Lurd  Per-cy Douglas in the London press describes as ail ���������'El .'.dorado containing  bars of gold."' The gold - is certainly  there, but the prime necessary -of-.life-���������  water-���������is not.  Ex-Mayor Ferris, of Paramatta, in a  few words describes tlie new field, as a  wild, waterless waste, hut containing  immense quantities'" of the precious  metal. Coolgardie is reached from Paramatta by steamer* to Albany and train.'  to Doodlekine, 222 miles, via Perth and  Northam.  Then comes a 250 mile tramp over the  most desolate country man' ever traversed���������no grass ; nothing but scattered,  stunted undergrowth and spinnefex.  Water holes are few and far apart, on  the journey, though at Cold Wells, about  fifty miles from Coolgardie, travellers  are allowed to drink as much as they  like. Not even a fiaskfulmay be cai-ried  away, any person so offending being liable to three months' imprisonment.  A inout, dreary, uninteresting i oute  could scarcely be imagined. It. is a mad-'  dening journey to cai ry a heavy .���������>������>;ag,  under a blazing sun over .miles .of parched, interminable plains. ���������:.'."  The population of Coolgardie on November 1 was about 2,H0t), hut that nuiii-  ber is daily decreasing, as hundreds are  forced to ieave owing to the scarcity of  water. The main water.'.supply'is.a bore  sunk by the Government, from' which is  obtained a very brackish fluid that retails at 2d. a gallon ; but the supply is so  short that every person is allowanced.  Water is also car-ted and sold at Is. 6d. a  gallon, and the-carriers ' make .a.'.fairly  good thing out of it, some of them earning over ������75 per week. The water has  to be put ihrough several processes before it is fit for-use.  ^g*  A  new-Railway  Buy before the M Railway  Centre   and  Seat qf Government of  Choice  tee*  erty.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in      NAKUSP JDAWSON and ROBSON'  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CominissionerC.&K. By. Co., Nelson, B.C.  J_-_]  E. DEWDNEY  Those ' T������rjsr,'.rin!l_er.s.' , .'.,,'  The Democrats are not having such a  walk over in their tariff tinkering' as  they imagined they would have, As is  usually the case, it has been reasserted  in this instance, tliat politicians-have a  pocket as well as a party and they uniformly object to sacrifice the former to  the latter.  The revised tariff bill has been before  the .ways and means committee and  comes out of the discussion " not materially altered" as the Democrats put it,  but sufficiently ��������� altered'in fact to suit  many of the party who had what may  be termed pjateiial objections to  some  of its provisions. The duty on tin plate  has been -changed . from'.-10 per cent to  one and one fifth cents per pound. The  :��������� tariff on pearl buttons has been advanced, and several varities of woolen goods  have been given increased protection,  and ���������some of the woolen raw materials  have been taken off the free list. Lumber is also taken off the free list. The  following ciuties will be imposed : Lumber of any sort, planed or finished, 50  cents per 1,000 board measure ; if pinned  on one side and tonguedand grooved, .$1  per 1.000; if planed on two sides and  tougued and grooved. $1.50 per 1,000. In  estimating board measure no deduction  shall be made, on board measure on account of planing, tonguing and grooving.  American ladies will probably spend,  less on wearing apparel now as the limit  of value of wearing apparel of persons  returning from foreign countries is reduced from $500 to $250.  ������������������'"-.'        CANADA  . ���������  PROVINCE OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  To our faithful, the Members elected to serve in  the Legislative .Assembly of our Province of  British -Columbia;"at'our City of Victoria.���������  Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  Theodore Davie, V'TXTHEREA'S We are des-  Attorney-General, / TV irous and resolved, as  .soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our Province of British Columbia, and. to have their  advice in Our Legislature:  / '  NOW KNOW YE, that for divers causes and  considerations, and taking into consideration the  ease and convenience of Our loving subjects, Wc  have thought lit, by and with the advice of Our,  Executive Council of the Province of British Col  unibia, do hereby convoke, and by these presents  enjoin you, and each of you. that on Thursday,  the Eighteenth day ef the month of January, one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, you  meet Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament  of Our said Province, at. Our City cf Victoria,  FOR. TH.-. DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat  do,cact, and conclude upon those things which in  Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, by tl.o Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be ordained.  In   Testimony  Whereof, Wo  have caused  these  Our Letters  to be made Patent;--and  the Great Seal of the Province to be hereunto   atiixed:     Witness, , the   Honorable  Edgar Dewdnky, Lieutenant-Governor of  Our said 1 'rovinec of British Columbia, inr  Our City of  Victoria, in our .said Province,  ' this   Fourteenth   day   of December, in the  ': year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, and in the fifty-seventh'year of ;Our reign.  By Command, . ���������'...  ��������������������������� , JAMES   BAKER,  -. . 'g. ���������   Provincial Secretary.  if a Ve.'Yolk   Seem,'   / ^CONDITIONAL  Tk  _  I _ _/  ISSUED  BY-  m  rTO_?FORFE!ITABI_E  s.ACCITMUX-ATIVE; POLICY.  ank of Montreal.  CAS'ITAl, (all paid ui>>, $I2,0tt0,000  REST,        .        .        ���������        ��������� <i,0<HM>00  CONFEDERATION    LIFEASSOCIATION.  TOEOITTO,     0__sT__?___?,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.  Itds entirely void of all conditions save the payment of the premium's.  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 noii-forfeitable after two "years.    The  insured  ��������� being entitled to: '  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for the .further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender- to'a  (b) Paid up Policy,, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after live  years to a ' ;J  (cj 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   WencriiJ.AjscfiI, lor IJ. ���������������.-'..''."'  Agent i'or'Nelson. - -41'8 Cordova SJreel. Vancouver.  Tlie Cheapest and Most Direct-Route,  Prom "KTELSOH, EASL0 aud air Kootenay'  Points J  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TltAIXS    TO   A,V������- ^.fOSS.   .VEC������;.S������KV   " liAILlf.  m  _  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  Direct Connection at, Robson every        .  Tuesday, Thursday   ;������ti������l tinisaiMfay  lUveniiiff,  With.- Steamer for RisvicLSTorac, where connection is made with   Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and West -bound through trains.  Tn!:'.>;;,:u/I'icicuts Issued,  B.iJGAGK Cl-IKCICEDTO DlSSTIXATrON,  No -Customs Dikkjcuiymes.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining" Palatial  Dining- and Sleeping' Cars, Luxurious Dav Coaches, Tourist; Sleeping Cars and Free 'Colonist  Sleeping Oars.  For information as to rates, 'Sine, etc,  to nearest agent.  apply  Nelson,  e  Sir   DONALD  A.   SMITH President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,....Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON : General Manager  Sanetiiication. ������>.vSIurvatiun.  Mrs, Alice.T. Wells, of Portland a follower of Mrs. George H. Williams, the  faith-cure priestess, died Sunday night  of starvation. She was attempting to  purify Iter soul by starving her body.  While's Litflu III nil'.  Acting Secretary Curtis of the treasury department, intimates that the government would interfere should an attempt be made to give effect to the  suggestions of Governor- Waite of Colo  rado, to make silver legal tender and  provide for free coinage at a state   mint.  The. Christmas tree entertainment in  the Presbyterian church this evening  promises a fund of enjoyment to the  little folks.  Nelson  Branch:   rJ. W.  Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London  (England), New York   and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers.  Gra     commercial and travelers' credits, available in any part of the world ;  sou-;  _A\sr_<''A������TiJi_3RS  of  tme  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  .1. --AMJll/J'O.v, Agent,  Or to ������;_���������:������. h������{��������� jskiimv.v,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTEJNTAY  STEAM   NAV.   CO.  (limited)  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVBNGS   BANK   BRANCH.  Rate of interest at present 3A- per cent.  If the big copper syndicate gets a  move on it. will make things hum in the  vicinity of the Silver King. A twenty  per cent copper ore will not be a bad  thing to mine with copper- at lo cents.  N  NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given that the B. C. Southern Railway Company will apply to the  Legislature of tho Provence of British Columbia,  at its next session, for an Act to consolidate and  amend theseveral Acts relating to the Company;  also for power to construct u branch line, commencing at a point on the main lineal or near the  forks of Michel Creek; thence by way of Miche  Creek to Martin Creek.  BODWELL & IRVING.  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this 7th December, 1893.  N-e.elands Bros  have prepared some  Beautiful Fhotogra-  graphic  Christmas  Cards.  They "will sell at cost  for 20 days your pick  of Archytypes, Steel Engra-  ���������vings, Plioto-G-ravures,  Lithographs, and  Etchings.  Frames to Match.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  Wo keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber "Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, _. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent "West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  HOTE-.S.  WATSON,  "XT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  -^ Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers, at the Cceur tl' Alene hotel in Kaslo,  _s this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr.  Ward, who continues the business, will settle all  claims against the partnershipHand receive all  debts due to it.  JOHN FRANCIS WARD  JOHN KING  Dated December 11th 1893.  Tlie TOWX or WATSON is situated between  Bear .and Fish Lakes, on the Kai-lo-SIocan  w.igon road, 20 miles from Ka.io and 10  milesfrom New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district.  The WATSOiV HOTEL is one of the Lest kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. The dining room and kitchen arc in charge of female  help of experience. The bar is stocked with  the best brands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER   & WATSON,  PROPRIETORS.  NELSON .  LIVERY anfl PEED STABLES  WILSON   &   WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAT AND   GEAIN P0K SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals  for hire. Freight hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to.  ^ab       >.f Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdu  si  aic  IIS,  T8IVJE   CARD  IO.  9.  h  -    ..-~___3_fc_*������--'  '        -'���������    iiltflM'S'l    ^^���������'JH���������  NELSON  AND   KASLO   ROUTE  Stkamkk NELSON  4*oiii<������' >"os-JIj.  Leaves Nelson, Mondays fl a. m.  Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.  "        Tuesday 5.15 p.m.  Arriving at Kaslo 9.30 p. m.  " "       Tnursdays 9. a. m.  Arriving at Kaslo 1. p.m.  "        Fridays 5.15 p. in.  Arriving at Kaslo 9.30 p.m.  Get quotations on these  Materials from  N  NOTICE.  OTICE. is ht-rcly given thatW. F. McCu  loch, as agent for Ed ward Mahon, has filed  tho necessary papers, and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the " Jim Crow," and  "Last Chance," mineral claims, situated on Toad  Mountain-  Adverse claimants will forward their objec  tions within sixty days from the date of this  publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Nor. 14,1893.  Nov. 25  <>oiii;>' SoiiIBi.  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at S a. m.  Arriving at  Nelson, 12 noon.  " " Wednesday at 3 a. m.  Arriving at Nelson at 7 a. m.  " Fridays at S a. in.  Arriving at Nelson at 12 noon  " Saturday at 3 a.m.  Arriving at Nelson 7 a. m.  Passengers from Kaslo tor Spokane and all  points south should take the "Nelson" leaving  Kaslo at 3 a.m., on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  making close connections with . the N. & F. S.  rains.   Arriving in Spokane, 5.30 same day.  A saving will be made by purchasing tickets  from the purser for Spokane, and points on the  N. & F. S. and S, F. & N. Railways.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  1g  e  Nelson Dim Store  ���������/i  c*;-j"V.d __M_������_____ffl___y___^������B_^ %?3__3r-_r3_4cJi  THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. C.  SATURDAY.    DECEMBER 23,   1893.  ->  ^hc  ^ftiner.  Tjik Miner is printed on Saturdays, provided  the staff is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Canada or the United States, for  one year on receipt of two dollars. Those  desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents. ���������  r  Contract Advertisements inserted al the rate  of $3 per inch, (down the column) per mouth  and as much more as '-patrons will stand.  ITransiknt Advertisements   inserted  at the  rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  " than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Cure-All, Private Remedy, and Next-to-  Pure-Reading-Matter advert isements arc not  wanted.  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to 'match,  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson,   b.c.  cial government guarantee one dollar it  must have been constructed so as to  satisfy Mr. Mohan their inspecting engineer.' The Tribune will thus see that  the road must undergo three different  inspections before it is accepted or operated.  Facts are. the things for a newspaper  to deal will). Newspaper readers have  brains enough to form their-own opinions as (hoy have no doubt already formed them as to such hasty insinuations  regarding the Premier or the Provincial  government., The facts set out above  will enable them to judge of the rest of  the Tribune's article.  k(iixi>im; material  Th*  SUBSCRIBER  HAS IN  OCK or  en   route from   the  Coast :  RAfLROAD BUILDING, v  Since some rather peculiar stories  .,'���������' have gone the rounds respecting the  provincial government, and every person and corporation interested in or j  ���������connected with the building of the Nakusp & Slocan railway, a little information as to the facts of the case may not  he amiss. j  The Ti-ibune'start ed a generous charge  ���������going"on Nov. 23rd, in which the railway  ,.    ,:': promoters wore credited with pocketing  k\        some 800.000.as their whack out of what  was in reality a public work.  Had tho Tribune 'owned New Denver,  we'could have understood the writer's  "bias against the Nakusp & Slocan Rai  way which is not going to enter Ne"w  Denver or make its station upon the addition to (hat town in which we understand Mr. Houston is so heavily interested.' But of course, personal motives  \vould never sway the. Tribune. Our  ���������contemporary has, as he claims taken  pains to secure from '" competent engineer's" and from "practical men" the information that the. road will not cost  the contractors more than $600,000 and  tells the public that it would cost the  ���������country $900.000.hence 300.000 must go  into the hands of the .promoters.  Now we find that the road is not going to cost the country one dollar, although the government will guarantee  the'credit'"pi" the company to the extend  of about $610,000 instead of $900,000. If  the contractor receives the. full amount  realized for the company tiuids, and the  road costs, as our contemporary asserts  upon good authority, about $000,000then  there will be a profit for the contractors  of $40,000 less than 10 per cent of the  'contract price, which, considering the  capital required to finance so large a  contract, and the risk taken, is certainly  very small,  We believe that the provincial government has taken every precaution to  secure the country against any loss in  assisting to finance undertakings of this  character, if necessary to the growth  and. development of a new.country.'  In the first place the Dominion government's subsidy, or rather promised  subsidy, for it has not yet been voted,  has been deposited to the credit of the  Provincial government by the company.  Again, the lease to the Canadian Pacific-  Railway has been assigned to theProv  ince. Thus the Province will be in receipt of -10 per- cent of the gross earnings  of this road, to meet the interest on the  bonds, and to provide a sinking fund to  wipe out the principal as well as $112,000  the amount deposited by the company  in lieu of the Dominion government subsidy.  We  are also informed   that the  company in addition to the amount realized  from their funds, have agreed to pay the  contractors $30,000 so that the promoters  instead of making, as our contemporary  asserts,    $30,000,   are    actually   putting  their hands into   their  pockets   to   the  tune of $300,000, for which, at the expiration of 25 years they will own   the Nakusp   and   Slocan   railway,   subject  to  whatever claims the   bondholders   may  then have.    As to the character of  the  work and the materials being put into  the road, the Tribune need have no fear.  In order to obtain the Dominion govern,  merit subsidy, the company is compelled  to build i:.i road which will pass the  inspection of  the chief engineer- of  Canadian railv ays.    Before the C. P. R. will  accept and  operate it under-  their  lease  it must  pass the  inspection  of  one  of  their  engineers, and before the Provin-  H.AKD TIMES IN CHICAGO.  Too much prosperity is evidently as  hard on the municipality as on.the individual. The World's Fair's effects are  being felt in Chicago now.  It is estimated that the number of unemployed in Chicago is nearly 117,000,  and so great has their'suffering become  that the Illinois conference of charities  and corrections at a special meeting appointed a committee of 100 representatives to at once proceed to raise a charity fund of $1,000,000 for the relief of the  most pressing wants of the worthy and  deserving poor.  i   ������    ft  Editor St/iad, who was present at the  meeting, suggested that if the ministers  and millionaires were, turned but into  the. streets for one. night the money  ���������would be -forthcoming at once. By actual count, 1,119 men sought shelter in  the city hall in one night, andas many  more were stowed 'away on stone floors  next night^ Joseph Jefferson and Stuart  Robson are arranging to give a joint performance for the benefit of the unfor-  .i ������������������.  1- i I u nates. The entertainment will be  given at the Chicago opera house next  Friday'afternoon,; and the two comedians have been promised."the hearty cooperation of all the important theatrical  attractions in.the-city.-,���������'. '        ' ���������  Editor Stead sized the situation up  ���������correctly- when he suggested as a positive, remedy for so much wretchedness  the turning out for a night of all the  minister's and millionaires. ��������� In this case,  as in nearly all others, it would seem  that the much preached against theatrical men have been the first to do something to mitigate the suffering of their  unfortunate fellow creatures. It may  take the Christian church a few more  centuries yet, but. it is.on the cards that  some day t he church will cea_c to m.-uign  the  stage, aud recognize   the  fact that  the men who made the world laugh and  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash  and Doors.  2  Carload Dry  Clear Pir. Plooring, 4-  inch.  1  Carload Dry Clear Pir Ceiling, 4 inch  I  Carload Factory  Cedar, , ,r  An Immense "Stock of .Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths, Mouldings,  Etc., as usual.  G  O. Buchanan,  , Kootenay Lake  Sawimll^  NELSON AND KASLO:        '  DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP  use, will enable the profitable working of greatly  extended acres."  Ln the same report Mr. Dawson also says:  "There are quite a number of valleys in which,  though the bed of the present stream has proven  rich, the deep ground or old channel has not yet  been reached, or if reached has not been satisfactorily tested. In all these cases it requires only  more effective machinery and greater engineering skill to be brought to bear, to attain and  work tho deposits referred to, and it is likely that  many of them will pay well when such means  can be applied at a reasonable cost."  , The following is'from Van Wagenen's Manual of Hydraulic Mining: "Hydraulic mining !  presents fewer risks and more certainties thai)  any other department, of mining, other things  being equal. It is simply a question of moving  gravel or soil from one place to another.    Given :  therefore, in addition to an abundance of water-,      ..���������������������������_   ���������_,_.. ���������_.,,,���������  ,.,���������_ .,,..������_ u, L1J_ ���������__.���������,,  to move and.wash the gravel, ample ...space ;lo ; ]eavc s0incthing to be desired, the condition are.  flnnnci i'  it- ���������u..|in   or*-/n������ if-   lino   lirtnrt   ut.it.li/ul     .i,-,^1   f hrt   !.....      ������ -   - - I    .  mines the result exceeds this figure. From a number of California mines, taken at random, the  work averages 54- cubic yards per inch, per twenty  fburlhours.  The cost of working varies with the .amount  s^id character of material handled, height of  b-\nks, etc. In ordinary cases, with plenty of  wMer, dump, and other facilities, ground that  will average 5 cents per yard pays a good profiit.  The North Blooinfield mine, in Nevada county,  California, has worked ground for several years  at an average value of 3 cents per yard. <���������  Machinery.  The machinery necessary will consist of ft  pipe lino of about 1;050 feet in length and two  monitors or giants. All of the details of size,  gauge; and construction of pressure-box arc fur.  hished in the appended plan.  While  the  dump  and grade of the sluices  The copartnership heretofore existing between  George C. Hunt and Jacob Dover, doing business  at Nelson, British Columbia, under the linn name  of Hunt & Dover, is dissolved by mutual consent  from and after this date, George C. Hunt retiring  from the firm. The business will be carried on  by Jacob Dover, who will pay all the firm's debts  and who is alone authorized to;collect the debts  due the firm. ������������������������������������"-.'..������������������������������������.  Dated this 23d. day of November, 1S93.  Witness: >-      . GEORGE C. HUNT,'  c, John Houston.       JACOB DOVER.  NELSON HYDRxvULIC MINING  LIMITED.  COMPANY  PROSPECTUS.  ~10  THE PUBLIC:  On September 20th, 1S93, the following gentlemen formed .themselves into a syndicate for the^  purpose of acquiring and developing the.Boulder  for  a  while  forget, its   troubles  are  deserving of something belter than abhor  euce.  Pntr.Stang Up tlie E.ates.  The American trans-contiuental railroads have growu tired of their rate war  and are endeavoring to have the old  rates   restored.      The   Great  Northern,  Northern Pacific, ^and .Union Pacific,  have agreed upon the subject but they  can hardly hope to succeed unless they  get the C. P. R. into the agreement.  And yet it is not such a great while ago  since the American papers announcing  the completion of the C. P. R. system,  explained that it was a railroad reaching  from nowhere to nowhere. The best of  us are sometimes mistaken.  BANK  OF  (Incorporated by Koyal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL <i>:ii<l up), ������<i00,000     .  (With power to incruns-.)  -tKSKItVK FII.\������.   ������'><;<>,000  $V>!>0,(>00  1,-,'<;.-,, ;{.���������$.-{  iTELsoisr _s_R^___c<ro_G_c_  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  _B_E-_A.j_srC_E_C__L!S =  Westmin-  Taco-  Cana da���������Victoria,  Vancouver,  New  ster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United Status���������San Francisco, Portland  ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: (A Lombard street,  LONDON,  England.        j/,  -AGENTS AfjW) C0REESP6NDENTS:  f .-.NADA���������Canadian Bank   of   Commerce   and  branches; Merchants' Bank  of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson's BankA and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian  Bank of  Commerce, NcwYoi-k:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  SJ  WINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Dki'osits received at $1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at3A per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  Placer Claim, situate on .Forty-Nine^Creek "about  eight miles-westerly from Nelson, West Kooto...iv  District, British Columbia: .     ,  J. A. KIRK, Civil Engineer;   '  ;  ���������  J. F. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor-  K. B. DOUGAN, Miner ;��������� J     '  F. M. McLEOD, Barrister ; >���������'���������'���������  JOHN  ELLIOT, Barrister;  J. F. HUME, Merchant:  R. J. BHALEY, Real Estate Agent;  G.'W. RICHARDSON, Real Estate Agent.  They believed that the claim held ]ar������-c  deposits of coarse golu, and that it would yield -i  handsome profit if developed. It is well kluwh  that Forty-Nine Cr.-ek gold is worth ������1S an ounce  (Sec copy of assay appended). The claim is half  a mile in length and <00 feet in breaath��������� ;w0 feet  on each side of the creek. At different times the  claim has teen worked. G. M. Dawson D S  F. G. S., in the Annual Report (1SS7) of the Geological Survey of Canada, states: " In 1SG7, Forty  Nine Creek was reported to yield coarse gold to  to the value of $6 to $1S, to the man. Bed rock  not worked. Since that date attempts at developing the the claim have been made, but from  lack of capital and proper appliances, only tlie  high ground, which contains tlie least quantity of  gold, was operated on, while the "pay streak"  was not touched.  In August, 1S92, Mk. R. B. Dougan acquired I  tnc claim. \\ ith the aid of two men, and usiri"-  water with a head of about lit'ty-fect, he placed a  sluice-box about sixty-feet in length within about  two feet of bed-rock, and made excavations  through the gravel. This work has aided the  syndicate 111 obtaining reliable information as to  tlie nature of the claim. As a head of fifty-feet is  not powerful enough to carry boulders of even  medium size they had to be removed by hand -V  considerable quantity of gold was saved���������sufficient to prove that a handsome profit could be  obtained with the assistance of proper appliances  (See Mn. Uick's report) Mk. Dougan made an  oiler of the property to the syndicate, a condition  being that it should be developed. The syndicate  accepted his proposition, and secured in "addition  a claim, called tho St. George, one-half mile in  length, above; and another, the St. John, a quarter of a mile in length, below the Boulder claim  They have thus secured a continuous claim of one*  and one-quarter miles in length. These properties are held by lease, for a period of live years  from the government. The lease can be renewed  by law, from thimc to time, as required.  Mr. J. F. Rice, superintendent of the Kootenay Hydraulic works on the i'ond d'Oroillorivoi-  in British Columbia, was  then engaged to thoroughly  prospect  the claims and report thereon.  (See report annexed) Mk. Rich was accompanied  by Messrs. Kiric & Ritciuk, civil engineers of  Nelson, who made a report nr-v the work and plant  required to equip the claim with the  most oflici-  eut   appliances   for  securing the gold.    (Seethe1  report, annexed)   At a meeting of the syndic-ate  held on Nov. 8th, 1893, it was resolved to'take the !  necessary   proceedings   to   obtain  incorporation ���������  under the name of the Nelson  Hvdraulic Miniti"-  Company. Limited Liability, with the head ollice ���������  at Nelson ; capital  stock. '$100,000;   divided   into j  20,0.00   shares   of   ������5   each : 15,(W0 being ordinary  shares,   and   5,000   being  preference  shares, the I  latter entitled to dividends of 10 per cent in priority   to   ordinary   shares.    The  property is to be i  purchased   by  tho company, and paid for by the ���������  allotment to the syndicate of 0,000 fully paid up  shares.   It   has been decided to otter for sale the  5,000 preference shares, with  the  understanding  that applications for stock will  not  be accepted  unless   accompanied   by   00   per cent of the face  value.   This will give the company  ������15,000 with  which to proceed with works of construction and  meet incidental expenses.    It   is   conlidcntly expected     that     no   further   assessment    will   bo  made,  as   the amount to provide a thoroughly  eflieient plant and costof management.have been  carefully estimated.  The syndicate is taking advantage of the low  water to construct the dam and sluice boxes. It  is the intention to have everything ready toeom-  mencc working the claim when there is a sailici-  ent volume of water next spring, and to employ a  thoroughly experienced man as superintendent.  Respecting the probability of the property paying, the syndicate believe that Mk. Rick's report  is a very conservative statement of its value. In  this connection the following quotations will be  of interest:  Professor Dawson, in his An mal Report,  (18S7) to-the Geological Survey of Canada, says:  " The future of placer mining deserves consideration, particularly from the following points of  view: In each proved auriferous .district, the  poorer or less concentrated gold bearing ground  must necessarily surpass in area that of the verv  rich deposits, which alone pay for work with  primitive methods, and with the'eost of supplies  and labor at high prices. Thus the cheapening of  these essentials, produced by improved means of  communication and by the settlement of the  country, coupled with tho attending facilities for  bringing heaver machinery and appliances into  deposit it again after it has been washed, and the  problem.of obtaining a protithas been reduced to  a inimiinum. As an example, the gold bearing  veins of the western United States have an aver-  value of about ten. dollars per ton of quartz extracted, whichten dollars can sbe mined, trans-,  ported to the mill, crushedramalgamated refined  and sold at a gross cost of about eight dollars per  ton, or eighty per cent. The same gold vein after  passing through the labratory of nature, will consist of a gravel bed or deposit, worth about twenty cents per ton, which twenty cents may be secured and marketed at a cost of not over live cents  or twenty-rive per cent. Other things being equal  therefore, hydraulic mining presents three'times  the chance for profit that is foundin gold-quartz  mining,'and one-third the risk, with the additional advantage that the extent and richness of the  gravel bed may be completely studied and ascertained before ..working it, and at a slight cost,  while vein- mining is from the first to last, an experiment and a^; chance. The records of mining  show that over seventy-fiive per cent. Of all'the  gold mined within history has been derived from  the working of gravel beds."  .        .  ProS>M.H>Ie Output, ncul HJeUu-ns.  Mr. Rice reports that "ah open cut in the  channel gravel for a distance of seventy feet  gave returns of about 00 cents per cubic yard,"  and that, he was tumble to test the bed-rock ..owing to-'the amount of water, but acids that "the  uneven nature of tho bed-rock and the character  of gold distributed'through the entire deposit  point to rich deposits in favored places." Further  on he says: " Samples takenfrom over a large  area, including the surface, sides, and foot of the  banks, and surface of the channel, give an average of 20 cents per cubic yard.  'faking two-thirds of the ; capacily of the  works, as stated ,by Me. Rice, as the working  average in tweiuy-four hours, that is, 2,000 cubic  yards, and 5 cents as the cost per, yard, (tlie  ground holding 20 cents per yard of gold) wb have  as .profit, exclusive of the nature of gold in the  channel gravel and bed rock, ������300 per day.-Assuming that the ground is worked for ninety days,  there would bo a. clear profit of ������27,000, or .������1:90  per sh-.-.r--'on'shares' held by the syndicate, and  preference shares, in a season.  in the'inain,'favorable, and with intelligent and  skillful management there is no question as to a  profitable result.  Much: is due IMkssrs. Kirk & Ritciiib,  whose intelligent and skillful work made accurate estimates possible.  lain, gentlemen, yours respectfully,  J. F. RrcE.  I������c<ails ami Estimate oi' Cost,  BY MESSRS. KIRK & RITCHIE.  Ai>t>lieaiio3is I'm- yiocEi. 1.  Applications '.for ten per cent preference  stock, accompanied with 00 per cent of its face  value, may be made to the secretary or any member of the syndicate. ��������� Interim receipts wilt be  given therefore 1-y the secretary. Certificates  for such stock will he issued as soon as the charter is obtained, which will bo in about two  months.  Fur! her particulars will be furnished by the  secretary, Mk. G. W. Richardson, and all  papers ;.uJ documents connected with tlie proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at his  oflice in Nelson.  J. FRED HUME,    ���������  J. F. RITCHIE,  G. W. RICHARDSON,  i      - .   '��������� Trustees in charge ot  affairs of Syndicate.  Solicitor: J. ELLIOT.  Engineers: KIRK & RITCHIE.  Secretary : G.  W. RICHARDSON.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Syndicate: ���������  In accordance with Mr. Rice's instructions,  we present the following statement of-details':dud.  estimate of cost - of construction of hydraulic  plant', of most approved design, on Forty-Nine.  Creek.  Hydraulic mining is carried on by propelling0  a jet of water, under heavy .pressure, on gold-  bearing gravel deposits, The gravel being disin-  tergratcd by this process and carried with the  water through the sluice-boxes. In its passage  the gold drops, owing to its great weight, into  receptacles ^provided therefore, and the refuse  gravel is deposited in a dump at. the end . of  the sluice.boxes. With 'proper appliances,  it is estimated that 95 per cent of the gold can be  secured. Tn designing a hydraulic system, measures have to be taken to secure the required  water pressure, sluice-boxes grade to carry largo  boulders,'and an ample dumping ground.  Wctails.  The head of water required in this case is 300  feet. To procure this it will be necessary to construct an artificial channel from a point about  four-fifths of a mile up stream from the place selected for the sluice-boxes... At the head of tho  channel a dam, about live feet high, will have to  be built across the stream to provide a regular  supply of water. Owing to' the precipitous  nature of the ground about 3,200 root of the  channel will consist of a flume, with a grade of  9.5 feet in 1000; the remainder will he an open,  ditch. The capacity of liunie and ditches, 1.000  miner's inches. From the ditch to the monitors,  the water will be carried in a steel pipe about a  thousand feet long. Tlie sluice-boxes will be 500  feet long, with a grade of i) inches in 12 feet..       '"  From the lower end of the sluice-boxes the  fall increases rapidly, affording ample dumping  ground. Plans and profile showing details ot the  work described are herewith submitted.  Cost.  Eleven hundred feet of steel piping and 2  monitors, with noz/.les of 2^,3|, -.. 5 and  >     o'-inch   orifices,   respectively, erected,  ready for working   Dam, flume, ditch, sluice-boxes (inclusive  of excavation) and house for workmen  Superintendence of construction, etc., 10  per cent   2,000  S,000  1,000  Mr. .f. F. -dec's Itcnort.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Syndicate:  Gentlemen���������In pursuance of your instructions  to examine and report on your property on Forty-  Nine creek, near Nelson, British Columbia, the  working, value, and kind of plant required, I  herewith submit the following:  The property consists of one and one-quarter  miles in length along the course of the Forty-nine  creek channel, and the banks on either side for a  width of 700 feet. The present channel varies in  width from 50 to 90 feet, with a probable average  depth of 15 feet, tilled for the most part with a  compact gravel, a. large proportion of which is  heavy boulders. The bed-rock is a coarse-grained granite, in irregular layers, forming a very  uneven bottom, making natural riffles favorable  for arresting the coarser particles of gold.  Tests made in an open cut in the channel  gravol for a distance of 70 feet gave returns of  one-half cent per pan, orabout 00 cents per cubic  yard. Owing to the amount of water I was unable to test the bed. rock with the facilities at my  command. The uneven nature of the bed-rock  and the character of gold distributed through  the entire deposit point to rich deposits in favored places on the bottom.  The channel gold is heavy, of a flat, angular  shape, comparatively coarse, and of a character  to save m the sluices. The rim bars or banks, on  cither side, are in places extensive deposits that.  vary in depth and extent, in some places showing  a depth of JO to 00 feci, and extending over several acres, consisting for the most part of a finer  gravel than that of the channel, and an occasional strata of .'-andy clay, which varies in thickness  from a few inches to several feet. Gold is disseminated through the entire deposit, from grains a;  the surface to heavy and coarser particles as  depth is obtained and the graved more compact.  Samples taken from over a large area, including  the siirfac-.:. sides and foot of the hank.-, and tin:  surface! of the channel, gave an average of 20  cents per cubic yard.  A   large  number of  places   along the  creek  have   been   partially worked   by   the   primitive  means of 1 he early miner, such as the pan, hand-  sluicc, and the rocker.    The surface, however, is  only  skimmed   in  places.    The only attempt to  j exploit  the channel  has  been on the company's  ! ground by aIr. Douoax, mainly by man  power.  ; whose  returns, from   what data.   1 could gather,  ' averaged about SO cents per cubic yard.  j        The conditions of  profitable working depend  i mainly on a large water supply at high   pressure.  '. a grade necessary for tin sluices.and ample dump  i for tin: tailings.    The water supply,  from   all   in-  ' formation  and  data   that  could   be  gathered, is  confined to the period between  March and   July.  ��������� or between throe and four months, which in this  ; ease would lie the length of the working season.  Tlie supply -for that period seems to be amide.  Jiy the eon-t met ion of a flume and  ditch'of t'our-lift.hs of a mile in length a vertical pressure of 300 feet is obtained, nmpie  for all purposes. The ditch and II unic should  'have a carrying capacity of 900 miner's inches.  All details ofgra.de. materials, and construction  are embodied in tho appended plan by Messus.  Kirk _c Kitciue.  In order to obtain the requisite dump, and to  bottom the channel at the points of exploitation,  a bod-rock cut of 250 feet in length, in connection  with a. sluice line of 500 feet, is necessary. Under  those conditions the maximum grade attainable  ; is throe-quarters of an inch to I he foot, or J) inches  per box of 12 feet. This gives a dump of 0 feet,  which may be added to and increased by continuing the sluices on the s.cme grade as the dump  rises to their level. The mode of construction and  class of material areshown in the appended plan.  Total cost of plant ready for work  S11;000  The estimate of the cost of monitors and piping was made from a memorandum of cost of  those items to the Kootenay Hydraulic Mining-  Company of Wancta, in this province.  in concluding this report we submit a comparison of difficulties surmounted in providintr  water for hydraulic mining fn ot her places  Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: Ditch  and flume, 11' miles.  La Grange Ditch & Hydraulic Mining Coni-  pa.np' Tuolumne county, California: Ditches 100  miles ; flumes, 0 miles; grade of ditches, 11 to 32  feet per mile.  ' Miocene Ditch Company, Butte county, California : ln order to obviate the construction of a  trestle some 180 feet high, the water is conveyed  in. a wooden flume around a bluff 350 feet in  height, the fume was suspended upon brackets  inade of T rails built in the form of a reversed L  (H), soldered into holes previously drilled into a  solid vertical escarpment. Men were swuntr  down by ropes to drill these holes, in another  place in this hue of ditch is a piece of trestle work  LOSS feet long and SO feet high.  El Dorado Water & Deep Gravel Mining  Company. California:   Main ditch, 10 miles  Buckeye Company, California: Ditches 35  miles: capacity, 2,5000; cost, ������120,000. "'  The details respecting the California companies are taken from the report of the.state Mining  Bureau tor 1SS9. The same report gives with  other statistics, the following resume of work  done by the La Grange Company, on all its claims  from June 1st, 1891. to September 30th, IS70.  Disruhse.uents  \V ater, labor, etc  ������130,912 SO  er cubic yard  Per ounce of metal  produced ....  Average value of the ounce of metal produced   Average   yield   per  cubic  va'rd'of  ground *   The above tremendous outlay for  coin pared   with   the   facilities 'for  ample 'supply   at   Forty-nine   Oreo  favorable conditions for hyclrau'  0  13 SO  19 20  10 19  water when  procuring an  k, .-how very  ic mining.  Yours respectfully  KIRK & lUTCiriK,  Oivil Engineers.  it  ���������*���������       'J,  ���������t.  ���������z..   o  _: =   y,  >, 1  ^  1_  -J  ������> i  rt  Y. 1  >  *>  < 1  ~  tz  J.  jaj   '/.  ���������f- ���������  y. ������  y. \  '��������� 'A  : 0 ���������  ���������  ���������r.  7-1     ���������     -  -j  _i  '��������� *H   ���������   .'  r*,  -������  c  **���������  O  ���������o  . __  ���������k-r.  X  - CO     ���������     ���������  _f  '��������� *.  0  0  ���������s-Se  ^8'  o  u  -= ��������� v y.  _ r2    k  o_i    :  Zi - -^  -   ��������� P  o  y������~=  o  y  _,_.������     ���������  ���������/-.���������  v-- :/j  -.   O  Working < apacil.v.  The duty of a miner's inch varies with differ"  cut conditions, running from 3 to -1 cubic yards to  25 and 30 per day the latter result being obtained  under highly satisfactory conditions. In this case  after the clearing of the channel, the maximum  capacity should not be less than 3,000 cubic yards  per twenty-four hours with a sluice head of 1,000  inches, or 3 yards to the inch.   In most hydraulic  s   'nS,  rt _>  o  y.  :������  :00  .ID  :f:  ���������������������������������������������/I  if!  msmsmBsmsmm^ms^ssmsm&smm^mBmmmimmmmmammmm^sms^mssBmmsm  .'IBtSaBM  -HVIW9_WWUS__U(U!  JMrfmmmiMiwun  mM-~i~*ae&8$e5ems889B 4  THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C,  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER,  23,   189  ss____r_____KX^_r.  _^CT__=r__G_5_E������___Z__e_!  KZ2__2____E___ZCT  J  _-__sa__  A BROKEN LEDGE  <c   " Turns thciu   to shape, and  gives   to  airy  nothing a local habitation and a name.���������Shake's  On earth peace, good will toward men.  Of all  the seasons which make up the  year-,  there   is   none   which  draws  the  Christian world together in such a bond  of   universal    sympathy,   as    does   the  Ghristmastide.    Then   for a day or two,  'at least, the dream  of  the idealist  bids  to be realized, and men act as  brothers  all ; when those who have take pleasure  in giving tq,those who have not. Through,  the   process   of   years   the   season   has  changed from one of fasting to  one of  feasting; a   season   when  absent   ones  endeavor to rejoin  their family circles ;  when gifts, and tokens of good will are  exchanged,   and   some   kind   influence  stirs up the humaixheart and gives man.  kind   an   especial   incentive to perform  acts of charity.  their lives. Closely allied to this large-  organization comes the Greek church  with its 82,900,000 converts. They have  not only their- written records but their  un-written records. They differ as to  the superiority by divine right of the  Roman pontiff, and in their conception  of the purgatory provided for the soul  after death, and several other accepted  precepts in Catholicism. But both are  worshipping a God, and have an idea  that they will secure eternal happiness  in the end.  i-V^VPirga���������S_aL���������tMi���������_giiT...A<'l_J*_^_i-������������ULi.,wa.uiw^������_^n���������������K-.i.'MA_jjtu.'_i_F_������qrnra>  kJ  Of the dissenters frointhe old Roman  church, Protestants, there are probably  some 130,000,000.' When the wave of  reformation'swept this new creed was  framed, 'one wing differing from the  others, as its leader- accepted or- rejected  the precepts and teachings of the older  church. The. young churches were little-  'more tolerant that their predecessor-'and  General Merchants,  each   wing   in   time  gave evidence of a  Almost nineteen hundred years have  rolled around since lie whose birth the  festival commemorates, was found with  His mother, by the wise men in the  manger!, in Beth-em. Within two or  three years from the date of this birth  the/Christian'era is cbrriDuted. Nor has  it been determined as to the exact date  in "the "month when this memorable event  fraught with such grave import, took  place. Great and wonderful changes  have transformed the inhabitants of the  world since then. From the country  round about the Holy L-ind, the empire  of civilization, this new doctrine ������of  Christianity, despite rigorous persecution, flourished, and has spread over  the entire world.  deep-seated conviction that it had something.in the nature of an exclusive patent on the road to salvation. The conflicting creeds bred other religious bodies  and to-day it is computed that there are  over 150 different religions in the United  States alone.  The new religious parly lived to 'see  its early persecutor's power decline and  itself secure the first place among the  nations of civilized Europe. It sent out  its emissaries to proselyte ilie rest of the  world-, and with great success. ' The new  religion had zealous adherents and they  did not hesitate to employ the eloquence  of the sword when other" means failed.  - Stiange tenets were evolved out of a sea  of superstition, giving powers of a sup-  natural order to the religious teachers  and their triumphal sweep across Europe  engendered, a spirit of intolerance and  persecution which surpassed in vindic-  tiveness the 'persecution which Christians themselves at one time were called  upon to suffer.  Then followed splits and chisms in the  church, and Christianity became diversified into many creeds, each set selecting  what pleased it best from" the old forms  and rejecting the rest. For years the  diversities in religion in civilized countries fomented wars, and induced those  who held one faith to set out on expeditions of mercy to exterminate those who  held different- religious views. The pages  of histor indicate how religious countries  indulged the process of martyr-making  in much the same spirit as theFiji native  in later years employed himself in roast-  ting missionaries. And history shows  that Christians of one stripe made as  good martyrs as Christians of another  and Jewish martyrs were found as ready  to cross the river as any others.  There are few now, who look upon the  prophet Mohammed as either the ally of  the devil or a liar, as was the case when  the prophet, at the age of 40, began hisl  wierd but facinating revelations. A_t  first he was dubbed a fool and an attempt to shorten his stature and his  ministry at the same time provoked internal troubles in his tribe. It t6ol<?liim  four years to make forty converts, but  there are 103,400,000 Mohammedan's in  the world.to.daj...- They may not be considerate in discussing the merits of.their  theology, but it is not "so dim an entry  on the journals of history, which, shows  that Christians were likewise somewhat  harsh in their proselyting t actics.  We have the largest,; and best assorted stock of  Groceries, Dryi Goods, Boots(and'Shoes, Hardware,  and Glassware, in: the Kootenay District,  as we sell for cash -Only, we can afford to sell at  prices which' defy competition. Call and prove this for  yourself ���������" 7 ��������� ��������� '..-;     ff    "  Telephone 27. 7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. C.  Then there is a host of other religious  bodies-'-making up half of the world's  population. Of these the Buddists have  about half a billion souls, the Hindus  some 139,000,000, and the Magians and  Parsees some million and odd. Mortals  who believe implicitly in the faiths and  superstitions of their fathers, who will  rush to death with every confidence in  their-God to protect them after death.  All of them supposed to-be members of  one family, descended from the couple  created in the garden of Eden.  Stephen's'''Writing  and  Copying,  in0  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints,  u  kJ  StaiTords' Combined Black.  "   . ���������   Carmine.  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink.  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  ��������� XiEPKESENTINO  No. 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B. 0.  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds ���������o������ mining, machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  ���������- '    "       ' ' "���������   " '"'-YV'M "���������''���������������������������  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  ' .  AT   $!25.G0  It is not likely that the spirit of the  message, "On earth peace, good will to  men," was ever-more liberally interpreted than it promises to be this year. It is  not often now that the children in ' the  Sunday-schools are called upon to sing  in. ringing chorus, "The Jews they crucified Him." A London, Ont, Presbyterian divine recently championed, the  Church of Rome against the scandalous  onslought of the sensational revivalist.  Every-where unions of different denominations are being accomplished. The  dimensions of heaven are expanding in  sympathy with the declaration, " In My  Father's house are many mansions."  Dalley's  H'  X u  si  Proof  Ink.  iMf&mCA'L.  E.  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.,  Coron nit t'OR West Kootenay,  O iliac over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  With a. rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & .Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  AND  UPWARDS.  Mining and Seal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS,  NELSON, B.C.  lanos  9 ������ee������  We carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  We are also  agents   for  EVANS   PIANOS   AND   DOHERTY   ORGANS.  H gM  _r%_i������_i  p-.-I23  _3_3B '  But   fortunately   Christian    thought  has  changed  much  since  thtm,  and   is  changing  yet.    It is not so many years  since the Jews scattered over the earth,  were pillaged and robbed in turns by the  Christian of  'every stripe.    It   was   not  till 15SS that Pope Sextrrs gave them the  right to settle and   trade in his domains.  Luther is credited with favoring the forcible conversion of Jews, but in 1790 the  government of Holland  gave them the  right of citizenship.    In 1655 Cromwell,  powerful though he was, could not withstand the popular predjuce and give  to  Towsany full   measure of juslice.    The  weath of the jews and the impecuniosity  of Charles, a few   years   later   bettered  their condition in   England.    It was let"r  for Napoleon to accord them pri viliges in  France, in 1806.     There are nearly eight  millions of these people, worshipping the  Christian's  God, but in their own way.  Of  whispers   of a Christinas tree, the air's at  present full,  And the small boy loves his teacher   and   his  pleasant.Sunday school,  ���������N.Y. Pkess  ~ The mortals enrolled under the Roman  Catholic faith number some 180,800,000.  They retain in their faith nearly all the  early traditions, and have an endless  train of greater and lessor saints performing acts of intercession for them.  And time has recorded the privations  and suffering of a. large army of its zealous   proselyting    missionaries   bent   on  <;ia-J Stood.  An exquisite incompleteness;  The theme of a song unset;  The weft, in the shuttle of life;  The bud with the dew still wet:  The dawn of a. day uncertain;  The delicate bloom of fruit;  A plant with some leaves unfolded.  The rest asleep at the root,  ���������Amelia E. Barr  Set Your Jliml Easy.  The pope's encyclical on bible studies  holds that the bible is inspired in whole  and in detail, and that if it seems in certain points to be out of accord with  science this is either due to bad interpretation or science is mistaken.  LaBAU,   M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and :1,   Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone   12.  SUltVEYINU.  A.  S. GOING,  CIVIL   ENGINEER   AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B.  (  J.  152-52  .lIBMNtt.  F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER     OF   MINES,  Nelson,  B.C.  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE  AMERICAN CAMPS.  NELSON   STORE :  So. -4 ISou.ston -1- Sit!. Kiiiiriiug, .Josephine Street.  f  Chinese Sugar,  s  nay  Hiram Walker & Son's,  Distillers  BAKER STREET,    NELSON.  AGENTS FOR  Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.  Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  P. O. box 69.  J  Telephone 2U.  Stead 011 I'roliibition.  Chicago, Dec. 13.���������Mr. Stead, speaking  on the temperance question yesterday,  arraigned the methods of temperance  workers. He said they called the well  regulated saloon the worst. He thought  the worst was the one that permitted  gambling and other vices. Instead of  waiting'for saloons to get so bad that  everyone would be against them, he was  vthvA the  filler  the  rue  lien  or  in.favor of using the maxims of available force, against the weakest, points,  namely,.the disreputable saloon. It was  in) crime to drink a glass of wine, he  said, and it was no crime to sell wine.  The   prohibition   law,   he', said,   would  neve:- .���������-11 creed in stopping the sale of  l- ,(  lllJtlM!-. v  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 731,Vancouver, B. C.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson propert5r.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  s.  d.wys.  mining; engineer,  and assayer.  Oiliccs Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  "PANTS,    PANTS,     PANTS,  To make room for Fall Stock  I will sail fifty pairs of Pants  at $7; $8 ; and $9 each, or  three for $20, $23 and $25,  also suits from $30, up. IsTow  is the time  to  save  money.  Q,TTX_R_e  1  Corner  Ward  and Baker Streets.  3  '111  '���������if  eft  I/*-. II."B  ���������Jcwft.-   *:  ^mmmmMMimss^SsmkdiMdMM^Mii^mmBmammmiMi  wmimmummMimfflmmimimmwfflmmiFtim  EG&k8^&?5&  J-(Utr,-  UWnU-^.--


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