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The Miner Feb 10, 1894

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 Tlie Mines In  S������ olenay site Annum  the. Uleliest  in  America.  r.    '.i  i  \ii-V  T.'scOrcs   arc  ;l.ig;I:-Wi*;i::������?in;'i;'j>I������lf  j '.Silver, CJ')!������iK'r,!;' ���������  *' "     rt������ 3 .Cc.uJ.'  .-. 'J  BHSCKKTC."3m=l.-"MnCJI  Wl-IOLK   Nu.MIMiR   182.  r-,'Tr-~rrrt^XTTarvmy'-rWTTr"'J -'' '-"T^^  .Nelson;  British Columbia,  Saturday,  February   16,   1894.  Subscription Price' $2 per Year.  Ready Cash is the . . .  Best Introduction . . .  To Present to   R  E. LEMON,  O  Should, you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardware,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  G. A. BIGELOW & CO.  East Baker Street,  Carry Complete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors and  Cigars  handled to the  Trade only.   ^Agents '-for -Aiihenser-Bnst-(Str-Bouis)  Beer, the best Made in America.  -N������   NELSON,  UAVE   YOU   SEEN   THE H*-  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  aqdl  Silverware, sHqWij iij ihe  Warerooijts  of  JACOB   DOVER,  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON".   B. C.  QBE SHIPMENTS TO DATE  EACH WEEK SHOWS A STEADY ADVANCE OVER ITS PREDECESSOR.  The Mint's are. Doing Their Own TalKing  now, ami In (lie Only Marnier Calculated lo Convince .Honied Men lo C>ive. Hit;  Kootenay District Iheir Attention.  The ore shipments from this district  over the Nelson & Fort Sjheppard, since  the opening of the road furtial'iic, covering a period of about six weeks, will advertise the district more effectually than  anything which has occurred heretofore.  The appended table tells the story :  DECEIVrBUR:  Mine. Date. , Tonnage.   Total.  Washington Dec. 22     '40  do 27      S2  do . 29     112 ���������   23-1  Noble Five Dec. 29      GO  do 30      39i���������''    99A  Dardanelles Dec. 26      52 ���������     52  lleco Dec. 27      20 ���������     20  Mountain Chief     Dec. 26      13.V���������     13f  Decembers' tonnage       -119  JANUARY.:  Washington Jan.   1 100  do -10 40  do 23 00  do o             26 20  do  27  20 ���������  240  Noble Five  Jan. 25  74i���������  74,',-  Dardanelles  Jan. 21  19 ���������  19  Mountain Chief  Jan.   4  40  do  .5  65.',  do  7  59  do  30  40 ���������  15-1 ���������  Northern Bell  Jan.   9  40  do    ,  14  40  do  26  40 ���������  120  Freddie Lee  Jan. 1$  60  do  .;.-..     ?l-;���������  . 47-Jr���������  107*  Surprise  Jan. 28  67  do  30  20 ���������  S7  Antelope  Jan.   0  24A���������  24 i  No. 1, Ainsworth  , Jan. 11  Hi-  1-1,',  Kaslo Sampler  Jan. 16  SS���������  58  Mile Point Mine  Jan. 21  11 A���������  11.',  Big Boulder  Jan. 27.-  40 ���������  40  Hall Mines Nelson .'Jan. 19  00  do  31 :  uary's tonn  00 ���������  age  120  Jan  1,071  . FEBRUARY.  Washington  Feb.   1  60  do  7  20  do  8  20 ���������  100  Mountain Chief  Feb.   4  60  -  do  8  40     ,  do  8  40 ���������  140  Northern Bell  .������, __do   Feb.   0  '     - --8-  80.'  -co ���������-  140"  Antelope  ���������Poh. -4''  m e week  19 ���������  19  . Tonnage for  339  ���������f                          l(  six weeks  1,899  wide, about ;i foot, of which  appeals  to  be solid galena.  The Queen Hess owners have develop,  ed a good strong vein, probably the  strongest in the basin. A one-half interest in this property is owned by Seattle men. Last spring a large amount of  money was spent on the property, the  expenditures to Ihe mind* of some verging on extravagance. It is encouraging  to know that the property has more  than compensated them.  lEGHANIG'S LIEN FILED  ASAINST THE KELSON & POST SHEPPARD RAILROAD  PARTIAL SHUT DOWN.  Some or the. Miners on I lie ll.ill Mines <:<>\v\  I'roneriics out ������f Work.  About twenty-four men, formerly employed on the Hall Mines company's property were discharged this week. Their  appearance in town gave effect to a'rumor that the superintendent of the mines  had decided to shut down all work, and  not resume operations until June.  Superintendent .Tor-don was consulted  by telephone on this subject and denied  the truth of the rumor.  At present the company is not prepared to take out ore having no suitable  place for it, and the development work,  along the lines which were being followed, has reached the desired point. The  remainder of the force will be kept, at  work all winter1, so far as is known at  present.  Work is being continued with the diamond drill on the Bonanza. A shoot of  ore has been struck whore the lirst trial  was made and the drill has been brought  further down the hillside to ascertain  the character of the vein. It. is expected  that some men will be put to work on  this property in the near future.  There is an endless variety of stories  concerning the shut, down but the above  is perhaps the most accurate.   ..  NEW ENGLAND DINNER.  The |,:uli<;s of Xelson Slave Uecided to Take  Ux- .Waller in Hand.  The New England Dinner, is a treat  which Nelsonites may look forward to  with pleasurable anticipat ion.  The dinner is lo be given in aid of the  tire department; and the charge of fifty  cents is low enough to enable every man  in Nelson to help ihe boys of the department out to that extent. The lire hall  is being ceiled, and will be" decorated  specially for the occasion. A full dinner  will he served from 5.30 to 8:30 o'clock  on evening of Thur.-day F"b. 22. The  Nelson band will he in attendance, during  the evening and while it is not likely  that the evening will be characterized  by a "general How of spirits" a thoroughly enjoyable-time will'await all who partake in the hospitality of the committee  of ladies who have the affair in hand.  Contractors l.arscn ������t Co., ������!:������! I':>r|cr l������ios.  T.sKc Slens lo Secure Th<-i!iselvc������ iigiiiiiKt  the Company lor their Charts Iu Connection Mild Ihe Construction.  DICK WILL CASE.  En Which "C:j|H," .li-iisiir i>seii in Inlri-cslcd  ��������� ���������lo-Consider.-!l>Ie Cvxietit. ���������   Early Wednesday .morning a special  train arrived in Nelson from Spokane,  over the N & F. S. road. The passengers included Peter Larson, contractor";  A. R. Porter, sub-contractor; Paymaster  Woodman, and a Spokane legal man .  named Adams.  The object of their visit was made  manifest early in the day when two mechanics liens were placed on the. N. & F.  S. railroad. Tlie first lien was filed by  Messrs. Larson it Co., the company be:  ing composed of P. Larson and Patrick  Welch. The total of their claim against  the company amounts lo $328,041.55 of  which amount $189,708.74 was due and  payable on Jan. 20th last, and $138,272,-  81 coming due on March 10th.  The second   lien  is fiied  by  Andrew,  .Toll11. and Richard'Porter, the  sub-contractors who had. the bridge and  trestle -���������  work.     The amount of   Their, claim  is.  822,201,330.  ^ The lien was not unexpected, and is  doubtless filed under an underslaiidmg;  with D. C. Oorbin. Corbin has been in,  the east for some time endeavoring .to-  raise, the wind, but-without success,,  which considering the state of the-  money market is ri".t to be wondered at.  The tendering of a special train to LarT  son to come in and place, his lien.on the  road, is good evidence that '-Barkis"  was'��������� willin" to have it done. The lien  in iip way afreets the running of the  road.  > ' There'"is"~ another   story   going   "the  rounds which may or- may not be true,  but which  is given  for what  it maybe  considered worth.    It  is  in  effect  thafc-  Corbin, had   a,   certain    understanding  with Van Home of the. C. P. R. respecting she building of the road,- particularly with respecMo the. financing of it.   If  such was  true the present move would;  have the effect of making  the.C. P. RL  magnate "ante-up."  This story receives  a coloring from the f.-ict that some com-  .  promise   was  certainly   reached  as   between  the C. P. R.  company and  the  promoters of  the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railroad, which induced ihe C. P. K;  to withdraw its opposition to the granting of a Dominion  charter-  to the" N. &  F. S. company.  Average value of ore per tou,    $130.  The figures, though satisfactory, cannot he taken into account in computing  the probable output of the Slocan, and  other districts which are indicated. All  the proper-ties are doing development  work chiefly. . When they are put in  shape for- mining on the proper scale the  output can then he computed, at present  it can only he surmised.  There are upwards of four hundred!  men in the Slocan and between Kaslo  and New Denver who are employed  either directly or indirectly in connection with the mines, and when the dangers of snow slides are passed there will  be hundreds more. Without.a single  exception of note every mine in the Slocan has improved as it has been developed, the veins becoming stronger as they  went deeper.  The Bonanza King in the Noble Five  group is proving one of the biggest  things in the district. They have now  in this property a body of ore..ten or  twelve feet wide, with two' exceedingly  rich streaks'on' each wall which runs  away up. From each side'the body runs  down the scale in value, the centre being  made up of concentrating ore.  ; The Payne mine continues getting ore  out for shipment. Mr. Adams who is  supposed to be interested in the property  with S. S. Bailey is in from Spokane".  He'purposes remaining.  McNaught of Seattle will commence  work on the Grady group so soon as the  danger of.snow slides* is passed, arid :  Finch, who. holds the bond on the Reed  and Robinson is holding back-work on  the latter group for the same reason.  The   Slocan  Star is  regarded as the ���������  jewel of the Slocan.    It is  probably the  best developed mine in the district.  The :  company's aim has been to develop the '  property, and the 500 tons of ore  stored  at  Three   Forks  was taken  out  while  workmen were running the levels. >  The Cumberland strike has evidently !  been over stated. The latest reports I  from that property are to the effect that'  the ore body is but two or three feet'  In lS74.Capt. Thomas Dick died, leaving to his adopted daughter, Miss Anges  Di'ck, an estate valued at; $300,000. The  will expressed the wish that the latter  should, by her last will, devise such of  the estate and effects as might remain  at her death for benefit1 of persons mentioned iu I,he former's will. The will,  however, did not prevent. Anges Dick  from coveying any part of the estate  during her life.   .,     ;���������  - None of Ihe before, mentioned proper-  tie.--, however, did she dispose of, and  now this "wish" has caused the apper-  anceoftho (.'state in court." The most  active of prospective heirs is W. C. Dick,  a son of Thorns Dick's half brother, who  is asking the. court of Chancery to construe the. will. By him and others who  are seeking to have Thomas Dick's will  carried o-.it, it is contened that Anges  Dick only took a life estate, and that  after her death the properties should be  disposed of as directed fry her father, or  failing such dispostion by her-, to be then  devidedamong them by the court. This"  construct ion of the will Thomas McGaw,  the present proprietor of the Queen's and  the executorof the estate of Anges Dick,  resists.���������Toronto Empire.   = Wish-I-'.-iI her lo ThoughIv '-^   London, Feb. 3.���������Conservative papers'  publish a rumor of split in  the Cabinet  ion the question of a continuance of the  British  protectiorate   in" Uganda.   Mr.  Gladstone differing with Lord Roseberv.'  Born���������At Nelson, Feb. 7, the wife of  Henry Chapman, of a son.  J.-H.  Bowes  is   home again after a  month's sojourn on the coast.  GLADSTONE'S RESIGNATION.  England' is   Inclined   lo   Think   that   the  . I'enort is True.  London. Feb. . 1.���������Referring to its  statement of the impending resignation  ofsGladstone, which has been denied,  the Pall Mall Gazette says: "The. announcement, was made with n full se.ice of  responsibility and we ware prepared for  the official denial; but were not prepared  for the virtucd confirmation of the accuracy of the statement from Gladstone  himself. The whole denial is an elaborate attempt to prepare his supporters for  the step he has decided to rake. It is  rnanifast that his tenure; of office is limit-,  ed to months, if not. to week. His .withdrawal means the disrupt ion and general  reconstruct ion of the party." While the  liberal papers profess Lo be satisfied with  the denial, others agree that the answer-  is a riddle. The majority of the general  public are inclined to "think that the  report is true.  | C. II. Griffith, of the Feddie Lee mine,  | Kune in on" Wednesday's train from  i Spokane.  I The ladies Guild of the Church of Eng-  ! land gave a very .enjoyable reception in  i the church Tuesday evening. ���������,  j. The." entertainment given in Hume's  : hall the ot her evening in aid of the R. C.  pastoral  residence  was   well   attended.  The affair was successful financially.  j _���������:   i" George A. Bigelow is back hi town,  j after*a protracted trip to the Pacific  ! coast and Montreal. Severn] weeks  j sight seeing has improved the merchant  j prince, but whenever he had an opportunity he drilled the story of the*won-'  derful richness of the Kootenay into his  hearers.  Alexander McKay, M. P. for Hamilton, and one of the government's parliamentary  whips, states that parliament  ; will not-meet for the dispatch of busi-  ! ness before. March S or 15. '  " .Mr. J. C. .Rykert. of-Rykert, JB. C, is  'said to be a canadate for parliamentary  j honors in the coming provincial election  ��������� in British Columbia.--Bonner's Ferry  'Herald.    CURRENT   COMMENT.  "Amotion  was carried to submit all  : by-laws passed  iu the future to the  law  firm of. McPhillips & Williams, of Vancouver for legal advice."  The above is from, the Kaslo Examiner  ;and, must prove bitter reading to the  ; legal men of Kaslo, indicating as it does  ; that their opinions are not sufficiently  \ safe. THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10,1894.  TRE WILSON BILL PASSES  ���������-������������.*������^i^,iuusft������annCTr.-s.m;iri.T^^  A MAJORITY 0? SIXTY-POUR FOUND  ":" IN ITS FAVOR.  The linal INissime is Cliiti-jicleri/.ed lly a  tteuioiisli-iilioii liipreeedenled in Ihe  Annals ol- Un: I'niled Stales t.'oiiKi'cs*.���������  ihe Siieaher Takes Ihe I'loor.  The report received in Nelson Friday  evening to the eiTect that the Wilson  Bill had passed U. S. Congress, though  not generally believed turns out to be  earnest. The press reports on the passage of the bill are unusually interesting  Washington, Feb., 1.���������At 6 o'clock tonight the Wilson tariff bill passed the  hou.ie by a vote of 201 to 140. The events  leading up to it were almost unparalleled i;i our annals.  Such a vast concourse, of people as assembled to hear the final arguments had  nevi r before been seen within the precincts of the nation's capitol. It is estimated that over 20.000 attempted lo gain  admittance to the galleries of the house  to-oay. Their seating capacity is about  3,000 and every available seat was occupied long before, the gavel dropped.  When   jVIv.   Reed,   the  first  speaker,  arose at last to deliver bis final plea for  protection, the overhanging galleries  were black and dense with spectators.  Only 10 of the 354 me in hers of the house  were absent, many senators and other  distinguished- personages .were on the  floor and in the galleries were Mis.  Cleveland, Mrs. Vice President Stevenson and other ladies ol: eminence and  distinction. Then for three hours the.  oratory of the champions of two economic systems followed, Reed, Crisp and  Wilson, while their partisans made the  air vocal with shouts of approval. The  appearance of the speaker of the house  upon the floor engaged in debate was in  itself a remarkable as well as an unusual  ihing.  . Mr. Wilson's glowing peroration  aroused the democrat's and galleries to  the highest pitch of .enthusiasm and the  demonstration which followed his last  words  has seldom been equalled in the  liO'n;e.      The \\ lii'it:   (leiJluCVatlC  S10.C I'OoO  toils feet, and books and records were,  thrown in the air. Cheer followed cheer-,  and Li:e people in the galleries joined  with voice and hands in the tribute. Before Mr. Wilson could sit down, three  'democratic members bubbling over with  enthusiasm, Mcwi-s, Johnson, Tucker  ami Bryan, ru&heU up the aisle, lifted  Wilso.i'upoii their shoulders and carried  him i.i triumph toiiie rear of the hall  where for 10 minutes h- listened to the  words of praise showeie.l upon him. It  was a remarkable demon -I ration in every  yespec.'. The time had How arrived to  vole o:i the bill and pending amendments. It took 2l) niiiiiit.es to restore  order, so that public hu.viiiess could proceed. The speaker then announced two  -pending-amendments���������i.hat-of���������the-committee of ways  and  means   to   incrcasi  r i  ^o;,lk  I'Cv/i  A  new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the. Railway  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence 'Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in     NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices. Maps. etc.. to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land OommissionorC. &.K. Py. Co., Nr.i.sox, B.C.  .ft  S^\  io  per  TAX   NOTICE.  J" OTICE is hereby given, in accordance witli  -^ ' tlio Statute.-?, that Provincial Revenue  '1 ii.w and all taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act," arc now due for the year 1S9-1. All of the  above named (axes eollectable within Lho Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District are pay  ableat my oiliee, Kaslo, 13. C.  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 130th, IS!)I:���������Provin  eial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income. -  If paid after June 30th, 10!H:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one percent, on  personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  .Ian, 2nd 1801.  B'laVe   "Yob   SSeejrj,  ISSUED BY���������  <&  <%  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  \ ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, i80-j.)  CAPITA 1 (iiaiil nj������). S������������K>.������������������     ���������      !jW,ftS������.OSM������  (With power to incroahc.)  i:i;si:nvj', wxw, ������-ju������.������������o    .   .     i,!2������5.:t:ts  CONFEDERATION   LIFE ASSOCIATION,  TOEONTO,     OJNTT-A."E?,I-A.,  [f is n 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.  ft 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 jibsolutely and automatically non-forfeifahle. after  two  years.    The,  insured'  beine; entitled to: ��������� -  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for i he further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender ton  (h) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or' after live  years to a.  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furnished upon application to the Head Office, or to any of the  company's Agents.    See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J.  D.  BREEZE   d'ueral A������<-.ni loi- It. c.  A ������������������(���������ii I Tor Nelson. . 411 Cordova (slrcil. Vancouver.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. "Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points J  To the PAOIPIO COAST and to the EAST.  TKA8S.S    TO   AXIS   FSEO.IJ    XSJZ.SOX    l������.\ll,Y.  SOLE:   H.tXlirACTIilCMCS   OF   TIIK  2STIEI_1SO:r>T   BRANCH.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  .BBAIiLCHES^  the duty on barley from 20 to  cent:,' and on barley "malt 2o to o;j percent... and the amendment of Mr. Tawney  to increase the duty to 22 cents per  bushel on 'barley and '.12 cents on malt.  The lirst vote taken was on the Tawney  amendment, which was lost, 120 to 197.  The committee amendment was then  agreed to, 202 to I'.U, although a number  of democrats voted against it.  - Afterwards came t lie-final vote on the  bill itself, on which.the aye and no vote  ���������was asked and granted by a rising vote.  So-the call was watched with marked  attention, and frequent bursts of applause greeted the accessions to one side  or the other. The climax of the demonstration' was reached when the name of  Mr. Wilson, the author of the hill, was  reached, the democrats cheering vociferously in final recognition of his'le.-uler-  ship. The speaker naked that his name'  lie called and answered in the afhrnia-  tive. Then the. speaker- announced:  "On this question the ayes are 20.1 and  noes 1-1:.', arid the bill has passed."  ��������� There was another burst of applause  when t lie Wiison bill passed its final  stage. ��������� Democrats shook one another by  the hands'" and Wilson was again the  center of congratulations. It was exactly two minutes of 0 when the bill passed.  Victoria's-  INror.  The .Victoria Board of Trade has been  compelled to.take cognizance of the prevailing poverty in the capital.. Though,  hurriedly summoned, fully forty well-  known men assembled, and showed by  the heart.y manner in which they took  part in tile proceedings, the general desire to act in harmony to the best advantage on the subject of getting work  for the unemployed.   '  The meeting decided to petition the  citv council to hasten forward the work  upon streets and the park, and that em-  ploymenr breaking rock for macadamis-  ing'shouid be given.  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver.  New Westminster, Nanaimo and lvamloops.  Uxitkd Status���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICIO: 110 Lombard street, LONDON,  * England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:     -  CANADA���������Canadian Bank  of   Commerce  and  ���������   brunches; Merchants Bank of Canada and  brunches; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;'Itfnlson's Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UXITKD STATES���������A nonts Canadian Bank ot  Commerce. Now YnrR:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  '-    Traders' National Hank; Spokane,  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods; Sheet and other Packing Rubber VaivcsTRubber and_.LcTithcr Belling"CTilsT  and Lubricants, etc. . .,  HOISTING 'ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS F0K MINES  ;    Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVEK, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,  J. W. CAMPION,  J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Direct Connection at Robson every  iiicsfllav. Thitrsiiiiy  iiiid &i!iiril:i.v i:v<-niii������.  With  Steamer for Uiovklstoicu, where connection is made with Canadian Pact lie Eastbound  iind'W cslbonnd through trains.  Tiutouc.n Tick'iots LssiTiin,  Bacc.uik Ciii:uK-i;n to UsiSTiXATrox,.  No Custo.ms J>iKricui,'j'ir.-:s.  Kiiuipmcnt Unsurpassed, combining-Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Couches. Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free 'Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rales, time,etc., apply  fo nearest agent.  .8. IlliMilii/rux, Agent, Nulson,  Or to ������!���������:������>. .ttcs,. nstinv.v.  Dislrid, Passenger, Agenf, Va.ncouvick.  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.   CO.  (l.UIlTUU)  TIME   CARD   NO.   9.  NELSON  AND  KASLO  ROUTE  Stkamicu XKLSON  4>������iliK' Xorlll."  Leaves Nelson. Mondays*) a..m.  "    ".Wednesdays n.W p.m.  " "       Thursdays f> p. m.  Saturdays, 5.10 p, m.  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  iioiias.  s  AVINOS   DEPARTS!KNT���������  Diceosri'S received at. Si and upwards^/ind  interest allowed (present rate) at 3J per cent,  per annum.-1 -    ,  '    GRANGE V. HOLT, .  Nelson, July 17,1803. Agent.  iftAatsoi) Hoie),  WATSON,   B. C.  NOTICE.  "VT OTICE is hereby given that W. F. McCu  -^     loch, as agent for Ed ward Malioh, has iiled  the 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  tioiis within sixty days from the date of this  publication.  '       ���������       .       . N..FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 14,1S93. Nov. 25  NOTICE.  The TOWS OF WATSOX is situated between  Beat and Fish Lakes, on tlie ICaslc-SIoean  vieoii road, 20 miles from liiuio and 10  milcsfrom New Denver, is the most, central  point in Slocan district -       '  Tiie W.iTSOX IIOTKL is one of the best kept;  houses in the eir;ire Slocan country.  The din-;j  "ing room and kitchen arc in charge of female.  help of experience. sThe bar is stocked with  the best Di-ands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER  & WATSON,  i'KCU'BIETOKS.  PJ]E  *        STOCK or en  SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  route from   the  Coast :  .Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays ut.L3 a. in.  "        Thursdays, at 8 a. in.  ' "     .    " '     Fridays, at, ,'i u. m. '  ";.        "        Sundays, at, S a.m.  'I'lie Ctitv in-a 18a������l >Vaj-..  The C'/.Tir is suffering from a severe attack of ii:fluenza,.acco?npanied by hron-  chitis and inflarrimation of the right  lung.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that the B. C. South-  .-^ ern Railway Company will apply to the  Legislature of the Provence of British Columbia,  at its next session, for an Act to consolidate and  I amend the several Acts relating to the Company;  also for power to construct a jbranch line, commencing at a point on the main line at or near the  forks of Michel Creek; thence, by way of Micho  Creek to Martin Creek.  BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors fo   the Applicants.  Dated this 7th December, 1893.  LIVERTiniFEEDSTABLBS  WILSON   &   WILLIAMSON,  I'KOl'UIKTOJiS.  HAY.AND GEAIN P0E SALE.  i Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and.  j steamboat wharves.   Saddle and pack,animals  for hire.   Frcig*ht hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to.     .  Q'-a.l   . .   Street . Office with Wilson & Perdu.  / Carload Glass, Faints and Oils.  2  Carload Sash and Doors. \  2  Carload Dry Clear Fir  Flooring, 4-1  inch. - j  1 Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch j  /  Carload Factory Cedar, \  An Immense Stock of Common \  Lumber, Shingles, Laths Mouldings, j  Etc., as usual.  G. O. Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  - .  Saw77till)  NELSON AND KASLO.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  Passengers from Kiislo for Spokane and all  points south should lake the "Nelson" leaving  Ivaslo at 3 a.m.. on Wednesdays aurl Saturdays,  making close connections with tlio N. & ii". 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, V. & N. ltailways..  T^T OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  *-^l Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers, at the Cceurd'AIene hotel in Ivaslo,  is this day dissolved by mutual consent. . Mr.  Ward, who continues lhe_business, will settle all  claims against the partnership'and receive all  debts due to it.  JOHN FRANCIS WARD  JOHN KING  Dated December Uth-1893.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice,   ���������  Great Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Drug Store  now in  Selected  Toilet Soaps.  <.yj THF  MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY., FEBRUARY, io,   1894
The Mis Kit is printed on Saturdays, provided
'    the stall' is sober, anil will lie mailed to any
address in Camilla or (.lie United States, for
-one   year on receipt of two dollars,   'those
-desiring sample copies will secure same on
receiptor ten cents.
Costkact Advkktisicmicnts inserted at the rale
of S3 per inch, (down Ihe column) pur month ; sentalion
he given two additional members to the
i Legislature. The presentation of this
I memorial may have occasioned an informal discussion in which the government's probahle action has been speculated upon.
Three members would he but adequate
to the requirements of the district of
West Kootenay, and no district in the
province better deserves increased repre-
Jois Printing of high merit turned out in short
order.   Prices to match.
The Miner Printing a. Publishing Co.
and as much more us
lalrons will si and.
and that he was unable to test the bed-rock, owing r,0' the amount of water, but adds that "the
uneven nature of the bed-rock and the character
of gold distributed through the entire deposit
point to rich deposits in favored places." Further
on lie says : " Samples taken from over a largo
area, including the surface, sides, and foot, of tlio
banks, and surface of the channel, give an average of 20 cents tier cubic yard.
Taking two-thirds of the
works, as stated by Mu. Kici
secured. In designing a hydraulic system, measures have to be taken lo secure the required
water pressure, sluice-boxes grade to carry large
boulders, and an ample dumping ground.
The h��-ad of water required in this case is 300
feet.   To procure this it will be necessary to construct an artillcial channel from a point about
capacity  of  the 1 four-liftlis of a mile up stream from the place scl-
 , ...,    .. as the working 1 uttud   for the sluice-boxes.   At, the head of the
average in twenty-four hours, that is, 2,000 cubic I channel a dam, about live feet high, will have to
yards,   and  5 cents as the cost per yard, (the!  *'-     ��� ^ '--
ground holding 20 cents per yard of gold) wc have ���
'of ihe nature of gold in the
-riiANSUCNT Anvi:imsi-,Mi'-.NTS inserted at the
rate of 15 cents per line lirst insertion, and 10
cents per line for each subsequent insertion.
Advertisements running for shorter periods
than three mouths is classed transient.
Quack, Cure-All, Private Itemedy, and Ncxt-to-
Pure-Heading-Matler advertisements are not
- The passage of t he Wilson Bill through
the United States congress will doubtless have, a more beneficienl effect upon
the mining interests of the lvootenays
than it affords in allowing certain ores
from this section to enter the United
States under more favorable circumstances than heretofore.
.It   is   generally  understood  that  the
���Canadian cabinet ministers have delayed the  framing of their tariff  bill   until
such  time as events  took  shape  along
the same line in the United Slates.   It is
nob unreasonable to expect that to a certain extent the  Canadian ministers will
rake  their cue from  the   United   States
Congress, at least to such an  extent as
the lied Parlor combination will permit.
Year   after   year   the   Conservatives
have announced that they were willing
to meet the Americans, half way on the
tarilf question.    The opportunity  long
deferred now appears in the Wilson bill
as endorsed by the U. S. Congress.    Under the pivsenl larilT bill in force in the
Dominion, with a pretence of encouraging mining in   the Dominion, " mining
machinery of a kind riot manufactured
in Canada" was placed upon .the free list.
On the face this clause looked very liberal,   but   the  lirst attempt,  to  give   the
clause practical effect has demonstrated
that it is almost worthless.   The phrase
-"of a kind" lias .been  found to exclude
^almost, everything in the way of machinery that was required.    Inferior Canadian machinery and machinery not suit-
Able was found to be "of a kind" as coin-
pared with suitable and superior Anieri-
��in   machinery, manufactured to  meet
the demand   in a competitive  market,
which  works a great  hardship  on  the
companies  requiring such machinery in
mining enterprises.
If British Columbia ever amounts to
anything it vviil be chiefly as a mining
country. The wealth of the Slocan has
"TieT^dTiTiruTsTI^at"eel." TtTs~l^iWg"tleTiTohv
strated every day. There are few who
question but that the wildest'hopes, indulged in after the first discoveries, will
he realized. Situated at the remotest
end of the Dominion, B. C, and West
Kootenay in particular, has, all along,
received the worst of the questionable
National Policy. It pays heavy tribute
now, aside from what it. will be obliged
to pay when costly mining plants" will
he required to prosecute mining. Its
practical isolation from the rest of the
Dominion forces much of the ICooteuay
business across the American .border,
especially if dispatch is required, and
the Customs returns tell the story of
There are six representati ves from .t his
province in the Federal parliament, and
fchey all have the, reputation Of voting
"right." If they have any-desire to
serve the Province, they should see to it
that the. false promise held out in the
present tariff is made good. Take the
duty off mining machinery.    It is oner-
The legality of the government sale of
lots in Kaslo for arrears in taxes is being
seriously questioned by  the  holders  of
property listed for sale.
There are few instances on record,
where the only notice that the land
holders have of an assessment on properties is an advertisement announcing
their sale for taxes, but such is the case
..with several Nelsonites, whose property
has been listed on the Kaslo realty list
now advertised.
This irregularity is not chargeable to
the present collector and assessor as the
omission occurred before he assumed the
duties of oflice. The locating of the
blame is however a matter for- the attention of the department. Certain it is
that if the sale is proceeded with the
government may expect no end of trouble.as land holders have had no right of
appeal in the case of the assessment under which the sale is to take place,
This circumstance, coupled with the
Nelson assessment bungle, and the voters' list bungle, would seem to indicate
the necessity of the government appointing si''referee for the " game in Nelson."
The American papers are being filled
up with reports to the elfect that the
Princess of Wales is insane. Tlie probabilities are that the ingenious news
fakirs have merely strung a,setof unfortunate circumstances together, ending
with the princess' retirement, from society, and manufactured the. insanity
The good people of France are having
their navy scare now. M. Lockroy has
taken up the question, of the French
navv. France, he says spent a milliard
of francs more upon her Navy than had
the nations composing the triple alliance.
Austria had augmented her naval
strength two-thirds, while Germany had
increased it six times more than it was
in 1871. The naval strength of France
in t hat time had been increased only six
per- cent and her vessels were inferior in
number, speed and everything else to
those of the other.powers.
A fresh sensat ion has been created at
Rio de Janeiro by the summary seizure
of a British tug by order of Peixoto.
The English friends of Mello and De
Criinia7itis asseitedrhave iiobonly-given
ammunition to the insurgent sailors, but
have attempted to supply them with
dynamite. The boat captured by Peix-
oio's men is the tug Cardiff, I he properj.y
of an English coal company. Shortly
after she left the wharf she was overhauled by one of Pexioto's boats and the
Brazilian officers went aboard, despite
the vigorous protests of the captain.
The Cardiff was taking dynamite to the
insurgent, warship Trajano.
On September 20th, 1893. the following gentlemen formed themselves into a syndicate for the
purpose of acquiring and d%veloping the Moulder
Placer Claim, situate on Forty-Nine Greek, about
eight miles westerly from Nelson, West Kootenay
District, British Columbia:
.7. A. K'lUtv, Civil Engineer:
J. F. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor;
K. B. DOUGAN, Miner;
F. M. McLEOD, Barrister;
JOHN   ELLIOT, Barrister;
J. E. HUME. Merchant;
Jl. J. BEA LEY, Real Estate Agent;
G. \V. RICHARDSON, Heal Estate Agent-
They  believed   that,  the   claim   held  large
deposits of coarse gold, and that it would yield a
handsome prolit if developed. It is well known
that Forty-Nine Creek gold is worth SIS an ounce
(See copy of assay appended). '1 he claim is half
a mile ia length and VOL) feet in breadth���H50 foot
on each side of the creek. At dilTuruiil times the
claim has been worked. G. M. Dawson, D. sj.,
F. G-. y., in the Annual Report (1SS7) of the Geological Survey of Canada, states: "In lSti7, Forty
Nine Creek was reported to yield coarse gold to
1 to the value of fd Lo ��18, to the man. Bod rock
not worked." Since thai dale attempts at developing the the claim have been made, bill from
lack of capital and proper appliances, only the
high ground, which contains Llie least quantity of
gold, was operated on," while ihe "liny streak,"
was not, touched.
In August, JSi)2, Mr. li. 13. Doucan acquired
tho chuni. Willi the aid of two men, and using
water wiih a head of about liny-feet., lie 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 in obtaining reliable information as to
ihe nature of Llie claim. As a head of li fly-reel is
not powerful enough to carry boulders of even
medium size they had lo be removed by hand. A
considerable quantity of gold was saved���siiiii-
t'icnt lo prove, tliaL a handsome profit could bo
obtained witli the assistance of proper appliances.
(See Mil. Uicii's report) Mk. 1)ouc;a>" made an
oiler of the property to the syndicate, a condition
being that it should be developed. The syndicate
accepLed his proposition, and secured in addition
a claim, called the 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'Lhussocureda continuousclaim of one
undone-quarter miles in length. .Those properties arc held by lease, for a period of live years.
from the government. The lease can be renewed
bylaw, from thiino to time, as required.
Mil. .1. F. lliCK. supcriiilomlenUof the Kootenay Hydraulic works on the Pond d'Oreille river
in British Columbia, was then engaged lo thoroughly prospect the claims and repurt thereon.
(See report annexed) Mn. Hick was accompanied
bv Messhs. Kiluc & Ritcji.ii:. civil engineers, of
Nelson, who made a. report on the work and plant
required to equip the claim with the most cllici-
ent appliances   for  securing the gold.   (Seethe
report, annexed) "At a meeting of tlie syndicate
held on Nov. Sth. 181)3, it was ivsolvod to take the
necessary   proceedings  to  obtain  incorporation
under the name of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining j
Company. Limited Liability, with the heart ollice |
at. Nelson: capita] stock,  s. 100.000,   divided   into
20,000  shares   of  ��5   each ; 15,000 being urdinary
sharcs,   and   5.000   being preference  shares, the
latter entitled to dividends of 10 per cent in priority   to  ordinary  shares.   The property is lo be
purchased by  the company, and paid for by the
allotment to the syndicate of 0,000 fully paid up
shaves.    It  has been decided to oiler for sale the
5,000 preference shares, with  the understanding
thai applications for stock will not be accepted
unless   accompanied   by  GO   tier cent, of the face
value.   This will give the company  ��15,01)0 with
which to proceed with works of construction and
meet incidental expenses.   It  is confidently expected    that    no   further  assessment   will   be
made, as  Hie amount, to provide a thoroughly
efficient plant and cost of management have been
carefully estimated.
. Tho syndicate is taking advantage of the low
water to construct the dam and sluice boxes. "It
is the intention to have everything ready to coin-
Dicn<-.i-. working the claim when.there is a suflici
.is pro ill, exclusive
channel gravel and bed rock, ��300 per day. Assam
ing that the ground is worked for ninety days,
there would be a clear prolit of $-27,000, or ��l.!Xi
per share on shares held by the syndicate, and
preference shares, in a season.
Applications Tor Slock.
Applications for ten per cent preference
stock, accompanied with (50 per cent of its face
value, may be made to the secretary or any member of the syndicate. Interim receipts will be
given therefore by the secretary. Certificates
lor such stock will be issued as soon as the charter is obtained, which will be in about, two
further particulars will be furnished by the
secretary, Mit. G., W. Riciiawdson, and all
papers and documents connected with the proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at his
ollice in Nelson.
Trustees in charge ot
ail'airs of Syndicate.
Solicitor: J. ELLIOT.
Engineers: KIRK &  RITCHIE.
Secretary: G. YV. RICHARDSON.
! be built, across the stream  to provide a regular
supply  of   water.      Owing  to   the  precipitous
nature of the ground about; 3,200 feci of the
channel will consist of a Hume, with u grade of
Jl.a feeL in 1000; the remainder will be an open
ditch. The capacity of fiume 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. The sluicorboxos will be 500
feet long, with u 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 of the
work described are herewith submitted.
Eleven hundred feet of steel piping and 2
monitors, with nozzles of ^3,33.4,5 and
0-incLi oritiecs. 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
Joseph Chamberlain, leader- of the
Liberal-Unionists.cin a recent speech at
Birmingham, declared his entire antagonism Io th" new Radicalism, which he
said had abandoned the old riadical
principles and become a policy of disintegration at homeanddisruption abroad.
lie should he proud in the future, he-
said, to call himself a Unionist, a title
which was far wider and nobler than
that of either Conservative or Liberal,
inasniuch-as it. included both. ���He contended that there was a. growing need of
a great national patriotic party which
would not- barter its conscience for votes
or betray the country's interest in order
to maintain itself in office.
cut volume of water next spring, and to employ a
thoroughly experienced man "as superintendent.
Respecting the probability of the property paying, the syndicate believe thai Mh. Rick's report
is a very conservative statement of its value. In
this connection the following quotations will be
of interest:
" PuOKKSSOii Dawson, in his Annual Report.
(1SS7) io 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
Mr. .1. I". Kice's eccport.
Tut: Nei.sox 1-IvniiAULic Mixing Syndicate:
Gentlemen���In pursuance of your instructions
lo 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 thecoursc 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 00 feet, with a probable average
depth of 15 feet, filled 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 rillles favorable
for arresting the coarser particles of gold.
Tests made in an open cut in thcchanncl
gravel for a distance of 70 feet gave returns of
one-half cent per pan, or about 00 cents per culiic
yard. Owing to the amount, of water I was unable to test the bed rock with the facilities al ray
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 hot torn.
The channel gold is heavy, of a flat, angular
shape, comparatively course, and of a character
lo save in the sluices. The rim bars or banks, on
cither side, are in places extensive deposits thai
vary in depth and extent, in some places showing
a depth of 10 to (j!) feet, and extending over several acres, consisting for the most part of a finer
gravel than that of the channel, and an occasional strata of sandy clay, which varies in thickness
from a few inches to several feel. Gold is disseminated through the entire deposit, from grains at
the surface to heavy and coarser particles as
depth is obtained and the gravel more compact.
Samples taken from over a large area, including
tlie surface, sides and foot of the bunks, and the
surface of the channel, gave an average of 20
cent.- per cubic yard.
A largo number of places along the creek
have booh partially worked by the primitive
liKuns of i he early miner, such as the pan, hand-
si nice, and the rocker. The surface, however, is
only skimmed in places. The only attempt to
exploit the channel has been on tlie company's
ground by Mit. Dougan,mainly by man power,
whose returns, from what data J could gather,
averaged about SO cents per cubic yard.
The conditions of profitable working depend
mainly on a large water supply at high pressure,
it grade necessary for the sluices, aiKiamplo dump
for the tailings. The water supply, from all in-'
formation and data that could be gathered, is
confined io the period between March and July,
or between.throe and four months, which in this
ease would be the length of the working season.
The supply for I hat period seems to be ample.
By the construction of a llunio and
ditch of four-fifths of a mile in length a vertical -pressure of 300 feci is obtained, ample
for all purposes. The ditch' and flume should
have a carrying capacity of !I00 miner's inches.
AM details of grade, materials, and construction
are embodied in  the appended plan bv Mmssks.
-K-IHIC-&-I tJTCll ii-:-. '-��� --
In order to obtain the requisite dump, and to
bottom the channel at the points of exploitation,
a bed-rock cut of 250 fuel in length, in connection
wiih a sluice line of 500 feet, is necessary. Under
these conditions the maximum grade attainable
is three-quarters of an inch to the foot, or il inches
per box of 12 feet. This gives a dump of I! feet,
which may lie added to and increased by continuing the sluices on the same grade as thedump
rises to their level. The mode oi" construction and
class of material are shown in tho appended plan.
Total cost of plant ready for work  ��11,000
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 Waneta, in this province.
In concluding this report wc submit a comparison of difficulties surmounted in providing
water for hydraulic mining fn other places,
Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: Ditch
and flume, 11 miles.
l.a Grange Dircii & Hydraulic Mining Com-
panp. Tuolumne county, California: Ditches, 100
miles: flumes, 0 miles; grade of ditches, 11 to 32
feet, per mile.
Miocene Ditch' Company, Butte county, California : In order to obviate the construction of a
trestle some 180 feet high, the water is conveyed
in a wooden Hume around a bluff 350 feet in
height. The Hume was suspended upon brackets
made of T rails built in the; form of a reversed L
(~|), soldered into holes previously drilled into a
solid vertical escarpment. Men were swung
down by ropes to drill those holes, in another
place in this line 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 arc taken from the report of the state Mining
Bureau for 1SSD. rl he same report gives with
other statistics, the following rc.-ume of work
done by the La Grange Compaliy, on all its claims
from June 1st, 1S91, to September 30th, 1S70.
Water, labor, etc .'. ��130,0.10 go
Per cubic yard  (j
Per ounce of metal produced  13 80
Average value of the ounce of metal produced  1020
Average  yield   per  cubic yard of
ground '  10 1!>
The above tremendous outlay for water when'
compared   with  the . facilities- for procuring an
ample  supply  at  Forty-nine  Creek, show very
favorable conditions for hydraulic mining.
Yours respeetfullv,
KIRK & RtTCHlit",
Civil Engineers.
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poorer or less concentrated gold  bearing ground j
must necessarily surpass in area lhal of the very I
Workiiiu Capacity. .
.        . riie dutv of a'niiner's inch varies with diflei'-
rich deposits, which alone pay for work with cllf_ conditions, running from 3 to t cubic yards" to
primitive methods, and with Hie cost ol supplies |25iinil 30 pur (lav. the latter resulf'bein'g obtained
and labor at high prices, thus thocheapening ol 1 under highlv satisfactory conditions. In this case
these essentials, produced by improved means of ��� after the clearing of the channel, the maximum
communication and by the,, settlement of the ��� capacity should not be less than 3,000 cubic van Is
onunlrv, coupled with t he attending facilities for | por twenty-four hours with a sluice head oi" 1,000
bringing heaver machinery and appliances inlo j inches.or 3 varrts to the inch. In most hvdraulic
use. will enable Hie profitable working of greatly I mines the result exceeds this liguro. From
extended acres."
In the same report- Mk.
The remains of George W. Childs the
ous enough that tribute should be paid j printer's    friend   and    philanthropist,
' tq industries which do exist, hut it is
rendered^ doubly so when tribute is de-
- manded for industries "which have but
a nominal existence, "whose wares are
manufactured chiefly, on the oages of
illustrated catalogues.
The report was current in town this
"week to the effect that the government
had decided riot to give the Kootenay
district additional representation.
The report is probably premature-as
the redistribution bill has not yet received the attention of the house.   Mr
were laid to rest on Tuesday in the
Drexel mausoleum at Woodland cemetery, beside these of his closest friend, A.
J. Drexel, who died a few months ago.
rr\   P. O'FARUELL,
II ii., ' u
Nelsox, B. C.
Drawings . and   Specifications  made'in   the
Office/    All matter strictly confidential.
l.wvsox also says:
"There are quite a nilinber of valleys in which,
though the bed of the present stream has proven
rich,\he deep ground or old channel has not yet
been reached, or if reached has not been satisfactorily tested. In all these cases it require* only
more effective machinery and greater engineering skill to be brought to boar, to attain and
work the deposits referred to. and il is likely that
'many of them will pay well when Mich means
can be applied at a reasonable cost."
The following is from Van  Wagencn's llau-
her of California mines, taken at random, the
work averages 5} cubic yards per inch, pur twenty
four hours.
'the cost of working varies with tho amount
and character of material handled, height, of
bulks, etc. In ordinary eases, with plenty of
water, dump, and oilier facilities, ground that
wjjl average. 5 cents per yard pays a good prollit.
Tho XoHli"Hloomiield mine, in Nevada county,
California, has worked ground for several years
at an average value of 3 cents per yard.'
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Nelson, B. C. 11 Jan 1S9L
The undersigned announces himself as a Can-
Kellie is reported in the house   proceed-! dk3ate for member of the Legislative assembly
f ,    , ,.      r^     ,      1   ,   i for West Kootenay District, subject to the action .
ings as having presented the Kaslo elec-1 Qf thccoIlvention tobc hcld at Xdson on thc 12th j
tors' memorial to the government, pray-  0I- April! 1894.
ing among other things that the district
ual  of Hydraulic Mining:   "Hydraulic miniii
presents   fewer  risks and more certainties than
any other  department,  of  mining, oilier 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
to move and  wash'thc gravel, ample space to |
deposit il again after it has been washed, and the I
problem of obtaining a prolit'has been reduced to ;
amimimum.   As an example,, the gold bearing]
veins of thc western United States have an aver- j
value of about ten   dollars per ton of quartz ex- ]
tracted, which ten dollars can be  mined, trans- ;
ported to the mill, crushed, amalgamated refined ]
and sold at a gross cost of about eight dollars per ;
Ion, or eighty per cent. The same gold vein after ]
passing through thelabratory of nature, will con- 1
sist of a gravel bed or deposit, worth about vweix-,
ty cents per ton, which twenty cents may be secured and marketed at a cost of not over live cents
or twenty-five per cent. Other things being equal
therefore, hydraulic mining presents three times,
the chance for profit that is found in gold-quartz
mining, and one-third thc risk, with the additional advantage that the extent and richness of the
gravel bed miiy 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-flive per cent of all the
gold mined within history has been derived from
the working of gravel beds."
Itci'ord ol'llir (iolil which I'oi-t.yXiiic Ocek
liavi: up in I lie i:arl.v Hays.
The,following letter was received this
week by J. Fred Hume, one of the trus-
1 tees- of  the   Nelson   Hydraulic Mining
he  machinery  necessary  will consist of a I /-. c ii  ,- 1 .1
line of about, 1,050 feet in length and two | Company, from an old timer who work-
monitors or giants/ All  of  thc details of size. ; et]   0���   the company's  property  iu   the
1 gauge, and construction of pressure-box are fur
I rushed in the appended.plun
While the dump-and grade of thc sluices
leave .something to be desired, the condition are",
in the main, favorable, and with intelligent and
:-killful management," there is no que.-lion as to a
profitable l-CMiIt.
Much is due Messhs. Kriiiv &��� Hitciiik,
whoso intelligent and skillful work, made accurate estimates possible.
1 am, gentlemen, vours respectfully,
-J. F. Rick.
!><-(.'iils and Estimate of <<>���.!.
l'robablc Output and Return*.
Mk. Kick reports that "sin open cut in the
channel gravel for a distance of seventy feet
gave returns of about 60 cents per cubic yard,"
Tiik Nelson Hvdkaui.ic Mining'Syndicatk:
In accordance with Mit. Rick's instructions,
wc present the folio wing statement of details and
estimate' of cost of -construction of hydraulic
plant, of most approved design, on Forty-Nine
Hydraulic mining is carried on by propelling
a jet of water, under heavy pressure, on gold-
bearing gravel deposits. The gravel being disintegrated by this process and carried with the
water through the sluice-boxes.   In its passage
on  tne company's property iu
early days". -       -
Honnei's Ferry, Idaho, Dec. 2nd, 1S93. ,
Dear Sir.���Yours of the 38th at hand
arid, contents noted. I,..with several
others worked on Forty Nine Creek in
t he years 3S07-8-9. We "made from ��0 lo
$12 "per day. We worked with sluices
and rockers, .- the old fashioned way.
Wages were $1 to 85 per day. Most of
our mining was done on the creek where
your company has located. The .gold
w-iis coarse and some good crevices were
found. I knew two men to make $1900
each in six weeks. I cleaned $2500 the
first .summer. The Discovery Boys did
their own work and cleaned about $800
each. Flour was worth $25 per 100 lbs. :
bacon $75 per cwt., and every thing in
perportion. The largest nugget we
found weighed $20 : many others were
from $2,50 to $12 and $1S. We sold our
dust for $ IS per 02.    lam convinced  if
tiie^gold drops."owing''to Its great" weigi^7hito | said  ground   is   worked   in  a scientific
receptacles provided therefore, and  the   refuse ; manner that von have a good thing,
gravel is deposited in  a dump  at the end   of "    \"our�� verv t rulv
the    sluice.boxes.      With    proper    appliances., VM1"   n_-     .     -   -piwv
it is estimated that 95 per cent of the gold can be nitu-iuu rio. *4W4 3������-rfW������  THE.MINER,"--NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,'FEBRUARY, 10,-1894.  PROVINCIAL POLITICS.  "NOTICE OF MOTION."  Hon. Mr. Vernon, on Monday���������To ask  leave to introduce a hill intituled an net  to authorize the issue of a crown grant  of certain lands in the district of Koo;-  enav, being the site of the town of Three  Forks.    The above bill has doubtless been read  a first time before this, but in the hope  that the government may fully appreciate the effect of such an act, some of  the facts connected with the staking of  this hind will be stated.  On the 31st of May, 1S92, a- mineral  claim known as the "Sara Jane " was.  staked on this property by E. R. Hamilton, free miner 41,873, and the same was  recorded by Hamilton on .lune 7th, 1892.  He did the assessrnent.i\voi'k required by  law and had certificate of work recorded  May 25th, 1893, so that the property, even  should Hamilton neglect the assessment  work altogether, cannot become vacant  until May 25th, 189-1.  Although the justice of this claim has  received  recognition  from  the government through Mr. Vernon's department  it is not this claim which Mr. Vernon is  ^recognizing in his proposed bill.  Subsequent to the mineral location, on  June 14, 1892, according to their own  statement, Messrs. E. C. Carpenter and  C. Hugonin located the property as an  agricultural pre-emption. On Nov. 9 of  the same year they received a certificate  of improvements. This ordinarily is  given after a survey, but in this instance  the surveyor's held notes bear the date  of Dec. 15th, 1892. Messrs. Hugonin and  Carpenter have transferred eight-tenths  of their interests in the townsite to  the well known provincial real estate  men, Messrs. Frank Stillman Barnard  and John Andrew Mara, and some other-  Victorian men, although it is contrary  to the act to sell pre-emptions before the  issuance of the crown grant.  Even was the claim of Messrs. Hugonin and Carpenter to the land undisputed,  the crown .grant would not issue till  June 1-ith, 1894. In the ordinary course  -of business, Mr. Vernon would be  obliged to act in this matter, personally.  The action of the government in introducing such a bill gives rise to many  questions. What is the reason for such j  indecent haste in the issuing of a crown !  grant to disputed land!-' Is the action of |  Mr. Vernon prompted by a desire to .  - shirk responsibility in a game which has j  for its object, as far as can be seen, the j  freezing out of. the man who can have j  the only fair title to the townsite 1J j  The legislature, if left to itself might  pass this bill of Mr..Vernon's, and not  know its effect. Might not know that  their is a priority of claim.    Unless  Mr.  MAEKED BY LOVE AND PEACE.  Is the Opinion of llniperor WiHiam Coucci-ii"  ing Hi<- Eliissiiiii Trou!,".  Berlin, Feb. 5.��������� The Emperor this  evening attended adinner given by Von-  Caprivi to the mem hers of parliament  and delivered a speech. Me announced  the fact that the treaty of coniineiL'e  with IJussia had been signed. His  majesty said never- before had the reich-  stag to make a decision so fraught with  important consequences as this treaty.  Its rejection would lie inevitably followed <by a tarilf war and al not a remote  period by real war. "Let every deputy,'  he continued, "realize his re.sponsioiliiy.  The favorable terms of the treaty were  entirly due to the personal intervention  of the"Czar and his strong love of peace.  The treaty is marked throughout by love  and peace. Theczarhad been compelled  to overcome vigorous resistance on the  part of the manufacturing and commercial interests of ILnssia.  NOVEL CHLESE WEDDING-  Wliercfiy   llie   Wily i:cl������>*������ials  gel   Around  llie ICvelnxioii Hill.  Portland, Feb. 2.���������[Special.]���������In the  case of the Chinese woman who desired  to land to join her husband, whom she  had never seen, Judge Billinger today  decided that betrothal at 2 yeai's of age  and marriage six months since by sewing together two cards upon which the  particular's of the engagement had been  written was a valid man-age according  t) the laws of China, and by American  law" a marriage which is valid in the  place whera contracted is valid here.  The husband, acting under legal advice,  sent, a certificate to her indenliiying him  and setting forth that she was his wile  He also sent money for the journey.  There was rio evidence to show thai facts  were other than as claimed by the parties,  and it would be a cruel injustice io si-uil  the woman track, therefore she was allowed to land. The court was aware of  the imposition in such cases, tint danger  exists in all cases where Chinese are  landed and must continue until exclusion  is made absolute.  PEOULIAE PROCEEDING.  ~Hlimfltoir_fiaya6an~doiTe"d his claim, the  land is not yet open.to pre-emption. It  will be irregular to convey it, and the  Kootenay country is longing for the  dawn of that day when the provincial  legislators will show less inclination to  dance to the piping of Frank Stillman  Barnard and those of like kidney.  The Supreme Court Bill has been reported by committee in the'Provincial  Legislature. The amendments were offered by the Attorney-Generiil and in.  elude one affecting West Kootenay, in  as much as it aims at creating West  Kootenay a separate judicial district  with headquarters at Nelson. This will  be of great convenience, making it possible to issue Supreme court writs and  and the signing of judgments here.  The License Act will also he amended  this session." The attorney-general has a,  '��������� bill before the house regulating transfers  of licences and a somewhat radical  amendment which is appended :���������"Noi-  withstanding'.any law to the contrary,  in districts where there is a resident: Stipendiary Magistrate, who is also Government Agent for the district, no license for the sale of intoxicating liquors  by retail shall be granted, except by the  sanction of such Stipendiary Magistrate.  and such Magistrate shall have- full  power, for proper cause, to cancel, any  retail liquor license heretofore granted.''  liH-lc Sam Has  a  Greater Kclisli   f������r  Cold  Cash Than Steamers.  U. S. District Attorney Johnson, at  Sitka, has received instructions from  Washington city not to accept, the .voluntary surrendeV of the British steamer  CoquiUam in lieu of the $50,000 bonds  given as surety. The Coquiilam, it is  said, was seized in June, 1892, at Port.  Etches, Alaska, by revenue cutter- Coi-  win while i-eceiving'0,000 seal.skins from  other foreign vessels and was condniuetl  by the District Court of Alaska and ordered, to be forfeited to the government.  The owners, who had the. vessel released  on bonds, sought to deliver her hack to  the authorities and exonerate the bondmen. The Government, however, declined to accept this proposition and will  sue on the bond.  .1 lyiiiii Correspondent  "The western arm of Kootenay, lake  "from Nelson to"Five'Mile Point, the.terminus of the Fort Sheppard railway, is  reported to be frozen solidly over, so  that Nelson has gone into her annual  four months' hibernation, so far at least,  as traffic by water is concerned. It is  believed that by the use of powerful  boats built for the purpose arid kept constantly at work the port of Nelson could  be kept open the year- around. It would  be in order for the Government to lend  its assistance in supplying such boats."  The above appears in the Kaslo correspondence of the Vancouver World; The  average newspaperjs completely at the  mercy of its'outside correspondent. It  has no means of verifying his reports.  The correspondent, who sent the above  to the World falsifies. The World has  been apprised of the fact before and is  responsible" in as much as it retains the  services of a lying correspondent.  J. FRED. HUME & CO.  General Merchants,  Annual Stock Taking Sale.  During the Month of February we will give a Discount  of from Ten to Twenty per cent on Everything  in the Dry-Goods Department in order to reduce  our Stock and make room for Spring Goods.  Telephone 27. 7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, 23. C.  ������~-  Stephen's "Writing  . and Copying, in  Pints, Half^o Quarter-Pints.  kl.  Staffords' Combined Black.  ���������' . '*       Carmine.  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink:  Dalley's Frost Proof   Ink.  .UKMtl.tL.  E.c  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.,  Coroner kok West Kootenay,  , Oilicc.ov.cr.N.clsonJtrjig.St.orft,   West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  Attorney-General Davie has a bill before the Legislature respecting Salvation  Army marriages. The'most important  provision of t his is that any duly appointed commissioner or staff officer of  the society, being an adult-male, chosen  or commissioned by the .society to solemnize marriage, and resident in-Canada, shall have for the time being the  same authority for,, that purpose as a  clergyman or minister under- the marriage act. The mover stated that the Salvation Army is no doubt an earnest  body trying to do much of good, and  there is no reason why an exception  should be made of them in the matter of  a privilege of this nature enjoyed by  jother sects;  Spokane  Falls  &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Ail Rail to SpKai, Wasi.  Leave 7-00 a.m." NELS0K" Arrive 5.40 p.m.  Commencing January 8th, 1884, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains will, run  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,30 p.m. same day. Returning will  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5.40  p.m., making close connections with  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points.  y^   laBau,  ii. D.f  o- '    "        Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and A,  Houston  Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone -J2.  W.  A.  JOWETT  ' JJMNll������VauJIIU3  M-fi)1i}g ai)d f|eat Estate proker  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  RKl'RKSENTINfi  No. 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Tito Confederation  Life Association, -tlio Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the  Provident Fund Accident  ��������� Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company,, near  Chester,  England,  makers of  all kinds of   mining' machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  LOTS  FOR  SALE  " A������  ADDSTION  "A  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  With a rebate for huijdings erected.   The best, residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A.  Jowctt,.agent for Nelson and district,  or lnn'es & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W. A. JOWETT,  Mining and Real Estato' Brokers, Auctioneers and Com mission Agent.  AT  $125.00  AND  UPWARDS.  .lOSKrillXK STREETS. NELSON, B.C.  Furniture and Pianos,  0^-  We carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences.  hotels, and oflices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  We are also  agents  for  EVANS   PIANOS   AND   DOHERTY  ORGANS.  JAMES   WIACDONALD   &  -   ' NELSON   STOKE:  Xo. 4'Hitiisluii ������V Ink l*Mil<!iit������. .Cwscpdiiic SSrocl.  *i;im;Yix<>.  A      S. GOING,  CIVIL ENGINEER AND  PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, ��������� B. C  mimx;  Beware of Cheap  Chinese Sugar  First-Clas Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  BAKER STREET,   NELSON. ' "  aokxts r.'OK 3        .  Hiram Walker &, Son's,      Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers Milwaukee, U. S. Manitoba  P. O. box I  Telephone 2J-  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  "T    F.   BLEDSOE, '  .  EXAMINER    OF   MINES, "  Nelson, B.C.  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE  152-52 AMERICAN CAMPS.      -  ~p     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  i     bought, p-nd sold.   Box 731,Vancouver. B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  -jyj-^ S. DAVYS.  MINING   ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  OJKces Victoria Street.  NELSON, li. C.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets  NELSON, B. C. " , -  ^   "  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  PANTS,    PANTS,    PANTS,  To make room for Tall Stock  I will sell .fifty pairs of Pants  at $7; $8; and $9 each,, or  ��������� three for $20, $23 and $25,  also suits from $30,   up.   Now  t  is.the time to save  money.  SQTJIE13,    .  Corner Ward and Baker Streets.


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