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 The MEkch in  li n; ������'ii a j ni'v Anions  ike Itichcst in  America.  TV.'Or  '.*..'������  are  1  1  i :".><; i-.  I!  LSI  -jUI.I  rj3!ver.  c  /���������Oj)������  ���������.       |  ::������i i  'it  -111.  1  Fg777j,'i--r,'T'TritBBrTrrTTi'.',Trirsaa-fl���������'M  Whole Number 179.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  January  20,   1894.  Subscription  Price $2 per Year  Ready Cash is the . .  Best Introduction . .  To Present to   R.  LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardzvare,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  G. A, BIGELOW & GO,  ast  Baker Street,  '""Carry Complete Stocks'of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors and  Cigars handled to the  Trade only.  Agents for Anlieuser-Bush (St, Louis)  IBeerr^hFijest-M^  ���������  NELSON.  H  AVE   YOU   BE  T\  o  THE ^Hr  DISPLAY of  AFFAIRS IN KiSLO TOWN  THE   COMIQUE    MEN   HAVE   THE  BEST END OP THEIE CASE.  W^afccllueSj Clocks, JeWeljeri),  ai}d Silverware, ShoWij ii| the  liVarerooifis   of  JACOB DOVER,  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  The Council Mill Eeoiioml/.e lit Future :iml  (Jetover th������Questioned I.iKulil.y of tluir  K)-Lu>vk by Kiisu-.lliijs n������sw Ity-I-aws.���������  INsKiiMsiiis the Political Convention.  The members of the Kaslo council  may be truly said to be on the anxious  seat just now. They have been taking  their first lessons in political economy,  and of course have made some mistakes.  The chief object of then concern at  present is the probable size of the bill  which the solicitor for the muicipality  has run up against the corporation.  When H. W. Bucke was engaged as city  solicitor, it was suggested that -some  stated remuneration for his seivices be  fixed, but the legislative novices neglected to do so. The Work of drafting the  by-laws, and setting the little town's  corporate machinery in order, necessa-  tated considerable woi-k, and now that  the work has been performed, the members of the council dread to contemplate  what their legal man's, charges  will  be.  THE INTERNATIONAL BURNED-  The.  Tuck Must liu.  It is generolly stated1 that the services  of S. P. Tuck, as city clerk, will be dispensed with.   He was appointed to fill  the vacancy caused by the death of City  Clerk Anderson. The intention of the  new council is to economize by combining the offices of city clerk and citv solicitor. The dual role will probably be  enaeed by C. W. McAnn.  The story that Officer Sherwood was  to be let out because- he did not vote  right is denied. There was some dissatisfaction with Sherwood some time ago,  but it is not likely that, it will be revived  now that the , council has ascertained  that it cannot secuse the services of  Provincial Officer Graham.  Bar Stuck anil a Yaw Articles of I'uriii-  lure Alone Siivvfl.  Shortly after- six o'clock yesterday  morning' a fire was discovered in the  kitchen of the International hotel.  The blaze was discovered by -Messrs  Craddock and .Dawson the proprietors, i  and they made an attempt to extinguish :  the blaze by shovelling snow upon it. j  The lire gained upon them, and the fire!  alarm was sounded, j  Everyone turned out, and in a few j  minutes what paraphernalia the fire  brigade has was packed down to the  hotel. In the Hurry everything was  brought out except a hydrant key, and  much valuable time was lost before the  hydrant was turned on, and it was ascertained that there was hardly enough  water to water a horse, let alone to put  out a fire.  The fire continued to gain headway,  and the crowd devoted itself to saving  the furniture. The bar was cleaned out,  and much of the lied room furniture was  thrown from the windows, before the  smoke drove the men out of the rooms.  .There was no wind blowing, and by  pulling down the adjourning buildings  the tire was confined to the hotel buildings. In an hour and a half the hotel  was completely consumed.,.  Everyone did their best to stay the  (ire, but the most persistent workers  were J. Fred flume and G. O. Buchanan.  The hotel was covered to the extent- of  $3000 but the loss will probably double  that, amount.  Air. and.Mrs. Hoyt who managed the  dining room lost all their effects save  some articles of wearing apparel.  RICH COMPANY E9MED  TO GABBY ON MINING OPERATIONS IN  KOOTENAY.  Tilt- .Heiiiljc'i's <>1' 1 Ik-, <'<mai>:ui.-> ari>. ;;il Wcr.t-  cs'ii men w\\a- Have Ctiniitleiicc in the  Country. Th������ SL.tUiiiys rtostrii-l wEII lie Else  Si-i-ne oflne (ir.it Work Early litis !6i>i-1i>������.  OUT OP PAWN.  Ths  The Coniiuue on Toil.  In view of the evidence in possession  of the solicitors employed by the management of the Comique to test the.  legality of the taxing by-law, tending to  disqualify certain members of the council, it is said that all the by-laws of the  municipality will be re-enacted by the  present council, and the. present case  against the Comique be allowed to drop.  It was asserted by the Comique's solicitors that the Green Brothers were  each disqualified. The circumstances as  sec out were, that when the council  assembled, some lamps were necessary  for the council-chamber. These were  supplied from Green Brothers store and  billed to the council. The mistake was  discovered���������when���������too-late,-and-Hhe-bill-  was withdrawn. Subsequently the.  same lamps were billed to the council by the Byers Hardware company. Jt  is likely that' in the event of being  crowded with any new cases the manager of the Comique may take action  against the Green Brothers"'for illegally  sitting in the council.  5icls������u lire I>c������urlMit!iit Oct* Ms  1,1(1 K'-  Red Hose Keel.  Fred Hume, and Blake Wilson, this  week raised sufficent money to get the  new apparatus for the fire department  out of hawk.  The ruins of the International hotel  were still smoking when they commenced their rounds and they received a ran-  measure, of success. Those who were  hit appear in the appended fist, and those  who have not been nit, are invited to call  on the committee, W. J. Wilson, K.E.  Leirion, and J. Fred Hume,  and jjet hit.  The list comprises:���������'.'  .G. A. Bigelow & Co.  J. Fred Hume & Co.  R. E. Lemon,  John Houston & Co.  C. & K. S. N. Co.  W. J. Wilson,  Bank of Montreal,  Mark s & V a n - Ness,  W. F. Teetszel & Co.  Dr. La Bail,  Malone & Tergillis,  Gilker'& Welis,  G. O. Buchanan,  Thomas Madden,  Bank of B. C.  H. B. Co.  Burnes & McGinnes & Co,  H. Selous,  Kobt A. Kenwick,  -J ohn-J ohuspiv ���������-���������-  J. Dover,  T. A. Garland,  $25  25  15  15  15  10 00  10 00  IU 00  10 00  10 00  If) 00  10 00  10 00  10 <J0  10 00  10 00  ���������10.  5  J-lall Mines Co. Ltd.  Edward Appiewaite,  F. M. McLeod,  E. C. Arthur,  T. li. Griffin,  F. .1. Farlev,  E. E/Phair, ,  John A. Turner,  Turner Bros,  Clements Hotel,  A. E. J-Luc'  T. Allen, "  Geo. H. Keefe-r,  W. J.Gopel,  A. G. Shaw,  Axel Johnson,  Hansen <te Blooniburg,  J. D. Graham,  .idgins,  .00-  0U  oo  OiJ  ou  00  00  00  00  uo  L0  00  00  50  50  50  50  00  2 00  2 00  1 00  Carl Kleinschmidt, the Montana capitalist who was through West Kootenay some months ago, has returned 'after a trip to New York and the Pacific  coast.  As a result of this trip a very wealthy  company has been organized to work iu  this section, the head quarters of  which  will be iu Nelson.   The tittle of the company is the St. Mary's Mining and  Development Company, and its capital stock  is set at $1,1X10,000.    Gen.  Charles Wi  Turner,   of   Seattle,   has   been   elected  president, and Call Kleinschmidt, Vice-  president   and   manager.      A   resident  agent  will be appointed for Nelson, to  be chosen   when   operations   are  commenced.    The new   company  will; proceed to develope the Badger claim  on  the line between East and West Koote-.  nay, a few miles north-east from  Pilot-  Bay.    A bond was secured on this property last  year.by Kleinschmidt, which.  came due and was taken up  lust month..  The Badger- carries gold silver and copper, and from several assays which have-  been made, it is expected to carry $30 in  gold  85 ounces in silver and  oetweeiv  seven and eight per cent, copper.  There  are  four or five   locations ad-.,  journing the Badger which the new corn--  pany has acquired, as well as some gold .  quartz properties   on  the Salmon,  the  worth  of  which the company  will demonstrate.   It is the intention  of the  company to get lo work at once, and if.  it is found to be. practicable grub will be  sent into  the Badger and, men  put   to  work tunnelling. The company will also  have five or- six miles of road to build, or-  rather'con vert  at, many  miles" of -frail,  into wagon road.  The .Salmon river placer properties-  held by Kleinschmidt ������ ill be worked on  a large scale as soon as spring opens by  a different company in which Kleinschmidt is at the bead, Arrangements  have been made for the putting in of a  saw mill to cut what lumber is required  and do what custom sawing, may be demanded.  The group of quartz claims held by  ! Messrs. Kleinschmidt Malloy, Gray and  '; Rosier a few miles out of Nelson, is not.  included in the properties turned over to  the newly organized properties.    These  will receive the attention of the owners.  I in the Spring.   Michael Roster who is in  'this   syndicate ' is  a  parlner of  Klein-  j Schmidt's and holds'stock in each of the  j other companies.    His home is  in Froe-  Hun-v-Wisconsin.������������������ ������������������"���������s -���������  -' - '  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.   B. C.  To Consider-that Convention.  Arrangements are being made to hold  a public meeting in Kaslo on Thursday-  to consider the proposed political convention. It is generally understood  that the meeting will throw out the plan  as suggested by the Tribune, and formulate another to be submitted to a public meeting in Nelson, and if the two  places can agree upon a plan, the electors of Kaslo will endorse the convention idea. It is also said thatifauy  attempt is made to maintain the inequalities of the present, draft of representations, a movement will be made, to have  such places as. Argenta, Lardo, Duucan  City, and Bonanza City added.  The Ssllvir <lu4'stlon.  A.mock parliament was held iii Kaslo,  on Tuesday evening after a concert in  the Presbvterian church, presided over  by G. O. Buchanan. S. P. Tuck was  assigned the duties of Speaker; William  Baillie, leader of the government ; and  John Keen, lender of the  The leader of the government moved the  House into committee. : This was oppos- ! ���������  ed by Keen, who objected  that the gov- j Received ;i Leather Medal,  eminent had done nothing to relieve the j    A few davs after the assembling of the  silver situation, by the establishment of L, .       ,-,*   .,, ,    ,'     "bL������<-m-  Canadian mints, etc. The debate which : L������lnnul������ Legislature called by Governor  followed turned upon the merits of the i Waite to enact remedial silver legisla-  silver question; The opposition leader [ tion the former received a leather medal  was supported in the debate by Messrs.  Gibson, Cliino, Perry and Walker. The  government received the support of  Robt. Green, B. R. Atkins, and G. 0.  Buchanan..  X Swell Corn(>i-:itioil.  Referring to this company the. Sea I tie  Telegraph says :���������Articles of incoi-pora-  tion tor the St. Maries mining and developing company, with a capital stock of  $1,000,000, were filed for record yester-  I day with the county auditor^by Carl  i Kleinschmidt and Charles W. Turner.  Itc(lii<-.<:<I Kates I'roia feiHikiiinc.  A cut is announced in the express  rates over theN. &F. S. from Spokane  The merchandise rate has been cut from  .$2.75 per cwt., to $2 There is a special  rate concerning fruits, vegitables, dressed poultry and meats, of $1.25 per cwt.  Carl Kleinschmidt this week secured a  lease of the bottling works formerly  owned by Van Ness and La.Ban, with  ������n option to purchase.  He' proposes to introduce Mitchell  Bros. Lacrosse Beer into the I'd io ten ays,  and has made arrangements for the shipping of a sample car load of the article.  When the bottling works are in readiness the beer will be shipped in in wood  and bottled for the local market.  The Mitchell Brothers are famous  : brewers, who have grown wealthy  through a" successful business. They  ! have a large number of railroad cars of  ! their own and any shipments? of a considerable size are made in them direct, to  ! the point of destination. Their beer has  ; first .call in all the north, western States-,  Fostering Home Industries.  .Ottawa, Jan.-O.���������The consumption  of  spirits last year was increased by 180,000  gallons.   The- export  of   whiskey    has  opposition, j bet>n   increasing  annually.     Last year  -��������� - ' ' 50,000 gallons were sent abroad.  TIir Miner's Incorporation.  This week's gazette contains the nol ice  of the incorperation of t he Miner Printing and Publishing Company, with a  capital stock of y 10.000.  There will be no service to-morrow  morning in the school house. Service as  usual in the evening.  j the size of a'silver dollar. On one side  i was the inscription "To His Excellency  David H. Waite, In Token of tlie Esteem  ! of the Citizens of Colorado for His Able  Decision to Act in Opposition to Their  Wishes and Best Interests." On the  other side were the words "Colorado. 57  cents, Mexico."  It:iilro::<] I',:i:i bv Ihe Court.   .  v, l|  The Railway Age follows up its statistics of railroad receiverships and foreclosure .-ah'S duri::g the yea:' 1SQ3 with a-  -table of ail the railn.ads in the hands" of  receivers al the present time, showing  that they number \'������i with 33,195 miles  of track. ^i)5r.."5Jo,(X;<������ of funded debt and  S769,G99.000m capital stock, the aggregate c-apitlization being $1,727,512,000.  The courts by'this table, are credited  with operating one fifth of the total mileage in the United States. ZZZ.'CJXZ+E&SXEZI+jZ/S.V.Z? t.x  ,iz^s* ^ jsir.usLii'jJwasiaci  THE  MINER, NELSON, B.C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1894.  azagJiEfiijragaiKgMiinf^s^i^iftacwga^na^MW'iy.ww  Ua^asa^ttKmm^vm7rrm^fnmtl!!avxTr.irfPSTv-rw^vmv.,w^mX ���������������������������wrw  THE RULES OF THE BO AD.  Statement J������y <i. .71. S[������i-(i:;S, A. .T.3. csi Conrl  at liaslo, 55(15 .!:u:i!::i-y-  By the English highway law, which  was, and, to some c-xlern,. is in force  here-it is an offence, on the part of a  driver, not to keep his vehicle on the  "left," or near, side of tin: road, when  meeting, or being overtaken by auoihcr.  The same rule prevails iu the Maritime  Provinces, the North West Ten itoric.-,  and in Sweden. Contrariwise, drivers  have to turn out lo the "right," in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Germany. Denmark,  m^r  &3t  ���������'.OX  and,   B  cr.crally, in the Uniled  States. As our population comes from  all these countries, some confusion exist--  ed nauirally. in the public mind, upon  the subject." The Provincial .Legislature,  accordingly in 1S02, passed the. "Highway Traffic Act," which declares the  old' law of this countiy that vehicles  meeting, or being overtaken, shall keep  to the "left," and contains the following  new statutory rule, with respect to  heavily laden vehicles.     _ ^        .--  "In the case of one vehicle being met"  "or overtaken by another, if. by reason"  "of the extreme weight of the load on"  "either of   Ihe vehicles so meeting, or"  "on the vehicle so overtaken, ihe driver" ';  "finds it impracticable to turn out  as" j  "aforesaid, he shall immediately  stop,"!  "a id if necessary for f he safety of the"'  "other vehicle, and if required so lo do" j  '"he shall  assist !h" perjioii in   charge"  " thereof to pass without damage,'''  The above comprises, so i'a i- as I know,  all the positive law in force here, with  respect to meeting and \.  ways and it will be convenient,  municipalities conform to if, if  have    any  A  new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissiouerC. &K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  1S.IXK5?*'*: HOICKS.  discretion   in   the  that  they  matter.  There is an impo  Bank of Montreal.  c.ii'iTAij (nil iwisd ������p>, !j������ia.tt������ij,������i������������  ILB5T,       .... <J,1K)������,<H5I������  Sir   DONALD   A.   SMITH President  Hon. GKO. A. DUUJIMONl") Vice-President  IS. y. CbOUSTON General Manager  liaVe   YoU   S  59 (saw,  The  Naaw  UNCONDITIONAL  g  NONFORFEITABLE  x ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  ar.t exception wlncn  has been generally recogni/ed, and, perhaps, as a. local UMige, may have the  force of law. On p:::-ti-< of the great  Cariboo ti unk road, ihe inner or " hill"  side of the road i:; allowed lo heavy wag-1  guns���������particularly when  I here in a steep  ��������� descent from the. road, on the opposite,  side of it. Generally, the lighter vehicle  gives way on thiu road as far us m.,y be,  to the manife.-ifly heavier oric���������a rule of  propriety  and good sense  whicivis  ein-  ' bodied also 1 believt in a Quebec Provincial-High way Act, in relation to winter travel.  We must all admit that it is necessary  to regulate  travel on  highways, by  cs-  - tablishing methods of using them and  by prescribing penalties for those who  prevent, hinder, or interrupt free passage, or incommode travellers  by  mis-  . ...heh^viour-. .'or negligence. But the best  regulations will leave large "room',' in  particular; cases, for the exercise of good  temper and much "give and take" on  the part of drivers and travellers.  The" Kaslo-Slocan . waggon' road, on  which the offences chargid, at'this sitting, took place, is a common highway,  the soil and freehold of which is vested  iii ib'e Queen, though, I understand,- that  both public, and private monies have  been expended on ils construction or repair.    If is, at present, one of  the most  ��������� important highways in the province���������20  or 30 large ore sleighs, and also passenger sleighs, passing along it daily. Un-  ' fortunately, the road is loo narrow, in  iii.-inv'places, for laden vehicles lo pass  safely, and is, in parts, dangerous, owing  to sharp curves, and to sleep -descents  which the road overhangs...withuur  any  . lateri\.l_pi:<i.tectjjiJL_^heiv^.r^in^yj?jcal  reasons, on many parts of 'i he road,  which prevents a heavily laden, or any,  vehicle, except a bicycle, M'l-oin lurning  either to " left" or " right'-, so as to allow,  to another' vehicle, one half of the r'ljad.  Under these cii'ctunsf.ancvis, much   must  ��������� ,be left���������and "may, 1.think, be safely left  >' ���������to the comradeship of those  wlnuue  the road, in its' present coiididtion.  Lnolcinghnwever, lo the plain meaning  of the legislature in the-cUiuse just read,  yand tcrtlie fact that the main purpose of  the road is to enable ores to bo conveyed  ' to Kaslo. 1 have no hesitation in saying,  that, both as a matter of fair legal inference, at any rale, and ; also of common  sense, the irencriil rule should be applied  so as to favor, reasonably, the larger  and more heavily laden vehicle ; and,  that the drivers of both vehicles, on   be-  : ing required, are bound to cooperate  ' cheerfully, when meeting or passing,  -and that, offenders on default iu such cooperation, or when chargeable with nn-  - driverlike conduct,-huch  as " camping;'  ���������'��������� in   unsuitable places, or  obstructing  or  incommoding   free,  passage,   either,, by  what thev'.omit or what they do. should  '   be summoned and tried for t heir offences  under the Provincial "- Highway Traffic  '  Act 1802."  A question -has been  asked as to  Ihe  position of the driver nf..a mail cart.   He.  .    must conform, like other drivers', to the  ��������� highway regulations. " Ir is. an offence  ���������"'' to obstruct.' the mad, wishfully, against  ���������   anv traveller.    It is a greater offence to  obstruct, or wilfully delay the. passing  or progress of ihe mail. The mail carrier himself, or- person employed to carry  the.  mail, is  liable- to  special penalties  - under the Post Oflice. Act, if he endanger' the safety, or punctual, deli very of  the mail, by-being drunk, or by any  negligence or misconduct.  The  drivers of all vehicles are, primarily, the responsible--men���������like the cap-  ��������� (HinVofships-'-aud I simply indicate the  rules, feeling assured that the respectable and experienced "drivers on this  road, do not require any magisterial nd-  .'.   monition   to   observe   the   regulation:--,  - both iu their letter and spirit.  Nelson Branch:   IT. W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London  (Knglancl), New York   and  'Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers.  Ora     commercial and travelers' credits, available in any part of the world ; i  Drafts issued; Collections made: Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH.  Rate of interest at present :U per cent.  BANK OF  ISSUED BY   CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION,  TORONTO,     OISTI-AJRIJ^..  It is a simple promise lo pay the sum insured, in the ei'ont of death.  It is absolutely free from nil restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  It is entirely void of all conditions save the payment of the premiums.  If provides for the payment of the claiin iiii mediately upon proof of death,  Il olfers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and'irutomatic-ally noh-foi feitable 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 (if 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 lo any of the  company's Agents.    See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J.  D. BREEZE   nrnerni ,%s*m r������r n. ������;  .Ijienl Sor Nelson. 411 iWdnva Siriwl. Vancouver.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Pointy       .,    ,  To the PAOLTTO COAST and to tlio EAST.  'S'KAEXS    TO   AXJ>' li'";0.-?S    SK3.SWM    Eft.ftllA.  Direct Connection at. Robson every  'S'lic.ssJa.v. VUv.I'Mluy  ;uivi  Siilsii-ilji.v   Hviraiux,  With Sieainer for Hkvkls'i-okis, where uonncc-  tion is made wil.h C-<i.n:i<t.i:i.n f'aeilic Easlbound  and Wcsl bound through I rains.  Tiinortai 'i'icicivts f^rion; ���������  Bacici.uu.; t!ni:cKi:i> to ]>i.:s'1'ination,  No Cus'irars Diltjcultiks.  Equipment. Unsurpassed, combining Palatial ���������  Dining- ami Sleeping Cms, Luxurious liiiy Coaches, Tourist,   Sleeping  Cars   find    Free 'Colonist,  Sleeping Cars.  For information in  to nearest, agent.  to rates, Liiiie.ctc., apply  UVV  (Incorporated l>y Royal Cliiirter, iSte.)  (Willi power Lo iiicrer.&c.)  KKSKKVE-: I'liSSl>,   ������!i(Kl.(MMI  l,'><������3, :;:?:$  isrinLSOisr i3K^.3sroEr:.  Corner of Ba Iter and Stanley streets.  BEA3STCHES =  CAXAjiA���������Vicloria,, Vancouver. New  Wistmin-  sicr,"Naii"uiinoaii(l"Kani]6oi)s:  Unitho States���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, jihd Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: (30 Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  , AGENTS AND C0E.RESP0ITDENTS:  CANADA-CanaAiiin Bank   of  Commerce  a.nd  - branches; Merchants' Hunk of Canada and  branches; Imperial Biinkof Canada.and branches; Molson's IJank and branches; bankot  Nova Scotia.  UNiTICl") STATES���������Agents Caiuidian Bank of  Commerce, Nov Yorit: .  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago.  Tradcro' National Bank, Spokane,  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of .A\] Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and" Marine  Work a  Specialty.  M>fl,U   MlMl ������������TJJBtKU!������   OF   TIIK  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0, Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a, full supply; cf Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pip������.and Fittings Brass  " l  Goods,   Sheet and other Piicking Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belling, Oils.  S  2AVJNGS   DEPARTMENT-  Dei'OSITS received at ������1 and upwards, and  interest, allowed (present rate) at. 3-V per cent,  per annum. ��������� -  GIIAXGB T. HOLT,    -'  Nelson, July IT. 1803. ' Agent.  N  and Lubrieunls, ete.  HOISTma ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., ���������VAB'GpuTEE, B. C.  D.   OARTMEL,      .  J. W. CAMPION,  Agent West Kootenay.  ,t. HV.vliaj/a'WX. Agent, Nklson,  Or lo ������K������. 3l������i,. KKOWX,  District, Passenger, Agent, Vanuou-vkic.  CpLIJMBIA  & (j  KOOTENAY      *  STEAM   NAV. "CO.  (LnilTlSD)  TIIVIE  CARD   NO.   9.  rf$&  NELSON AND, KASLO ROUTE  J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  iioti:i.!������.  YAfatsoi) Hotel,  WATSON,  B. O.  NOTICE.  OT1CK is r.ucly given"ll-sit W.-K. SfcCu  loch, ;>s agent for fid ward Mahoii, has filed  the necessary papers, and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the " Jim Crow," and  "Last Chance," mineral claims, situated on Toad  ^fountain-. .       .,     i  Adverse claimants will forward their objee  tious within sixty days from the date'of this  publication.-.. N.riT55STUnBS;    [-\  Gold Commissioner.^  Nelson, B. o", Nov. 11,18SB.     ' Nov. 25  TJii! TOWX ������!���������' WATSW3T is situated Ivitwreu.  Bcai and Yfeh J^akcs, oii the Ki������rl:;-,i;ocan  wiofon road, 20 niilos fronr Ka>io and -10  uiilcsfi-om XowDenver. in the most, central  point iii Slocan district  Tli������ 1VATSOX MttTKl is one of the best kept  houses in the entire.Slocan country.  Tlie dining room and kitchen are in charge of female  help of experience.   The bar is stocked with  .   tae'bcst'DiandsotLiquors and Cigars. l    ���������  BREMNER- & WATSON,  .,;.. 1'IIOI'BIETOIIS.     ..-...���������  The r otice of incorporation of the -Se.-  son Hydraulic company apoem-s in the  last issue of the official B. C. Gazette.  NOTICE.  XT OTICE is hereby given that the B. C. South-  -i^> ' ern Railway Company will apply to the  Legislature of ihe Provence of British Columbia,  at its next session, for an Actio consolidate and  amend the several Acts relating to the Company;  also for power to construct a branch line, commencing at a point on the main lineatornear the  forks of Michel Creek; thence by way of Mic-lic  Creek to Martin Creek.  BODWELL & IRVING.  Solicitors fo  the Applicants.  Dated this Tt h December, 1893.  NELSON.  mi  fflE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or en route, from the  Coast :  i Carload ..Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash and Doors. , ���������.'  2 Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4-  i'nc/i.  I Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  1 Carload Factor)' Cedar,  - An Immense Stock of Common  'Lumber, Shingles, Laths, Mouldings,  Etc., as ���������usual.  G. O. Buchanan,  , ;��������� ��������� ��������� -   Kootenay Lake  ' - . ' - ' Sawmill]  NELSON AND KASLO.  WILSON   &.   WILLIAMSON,  ���������O ' ,  PJtOL'KlKTOKS.  HAY AND GBAIN POE SALE.-  Omnibus and carriages to and from i������ti trains and  steaniboat wharves.. Saddle and pack animals  for hire.   Freight hauled anil all kinds of job  teaming attended to.  ������r*ab Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdu  ������;<>iii;: !*<iaslli.  Ijoavcs Kasio, 'ruesdays a I. S a. m.  Ai'ri\-iiig at,  Nelson, 12 iioou.  " "        Wednesday at 'A a. 111.   ���������  Arriving at Nelson at 7 a. 111.  " "        Fridays at S a. 111.  -Arriving al Nelson at 12 noon  .  " "        Saturday al 3 a.m.  AiTiving'at Nelson 7 a. in. -  Passengers from Kaslo for .Spokane and alt_  points south should take the "'NcIkoii " leavinjc  Kaslo at 15 a.m., on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  making, close   connections   with  the N. & V. S.  rains.  Arriving in Spokane, o.IKl 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.  Tlie Company reserves Ihe right, to change .this  schedule at any time without notice.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  ���������N  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers', at the Crc-.ird" Alcne hotel in Kaslo,  is this day dissolved1 by mutual consent. Mr.  Ward, who continues the business, will settle :ili  claims ngainnt the ntu-tnership and receive all  debts due to it- .  : .--     .-    JOHN FKAXCIS WARD  JOHN KING ,  Dated December Utli 1803-  Great B  argains'  are OfFe  ring   .'     ,  at the  Nelson Drug:Store  now m  Selected  Toiiet Soaps.  -M     -    -S^  ikajikii-NMCLSON   -    '--^'            -   --  (iiiiln^; .VorSIi.  Lc  ives  Nelson  Mondays!) a. 111.  (.  n  Arriving at, Kaslo 1 p. m. .<-'���������" -��������� >  Tuosdny j.lo p.m.  Arrivhigat Rasio !).30p. ni.  TnursdiiysO. a. m.  Arriving al, Kaslo 1. p.m.  Fridays 3.15 p, in.  Arriving at, Kaslo 9..'i0 p.m. THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY. JANUARY,20,  1894.  Wxt iHincy.  ci/  ���������The Mikku is printed on Saturdays, provided  the statf is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Canada or the United Stales, for  <oiie year on receipt of two dollars. Those  -desiring sample copies will secure same on  H'cceiptof ten cents.  Contract Aiiyicktiskmkmts inserted at the rule j  of ������It pur inch, (down I  and as much more as patrons will siani  This public-spirited compa:iyhad expected nothing Jess than unquestioning subserviency from  Mr. Kellie, so its agent  way.-iaid' Mr.  Kellie   and assailed him  with abusive and indecent language, for  which   Mr. Barnard   was   subsequently  compelled   to   apologize.    So   it   would  appear   that    this   pnblic-ininu'ed company's members resident in Nelson were  (tricked bv  Barnard, or consented  to a  he column) por month | policy ������o lirst euchre their their fellow-  cili'/ens. and   alterwards   bull-doze   the  Job Pkinting of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to maliih,  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson,  b.c.  NELSON HYDRAULIC MINING- COMPANY  LIMITED.  VKOSl'KCTUS.  Tuansikut AnvK:rrisi������iis.NT8   inserted  al, the  rate of 15 cents per line lirst insertion, and 10 j  .cents per line for each subsequent, insertion.  -Advertisements' running for shorter periods  ilhan three months is classed transient.  'Quack, Cure-All, Private Remedy, and Next-to-  Pure-Rciuling-MaUor advertisements are not  wanted.  KING JOHN,  Leaves   From   NcisoisN  SJarl.T History Cover.  ing llic Eloiist<������iii:i:iL Era.  Since the  recent activity in  political  matters and the entrance.upon the stage.  ���������of ex-King Houston,  in  the  rolo  of a  ��������� crusher of  monopolies, the circumstan-  .ces attending the saddling of this town  with the worst monopoly it  has known  .may not prove uninteresting, as illustrating the public spirit of Brer John.  During    the   summer   of   1SS0   there  :a>peared   in   the   Government office in  Nelson, a notice oi'applicMtion signed by  Henry Abbott, of   Ihe  C. P. R., giving  notice that he was to make application  for so many inches of water to be taken  i'roin   Ward  Creek,   Cottonwood-Smith  >Creek, and   ils  tributaries, for dill'erent  purposes namely, electric lighting, wafer'  woiks, and -mining.    This   application  ���������was considered as a monopoly, and the  citizens    i in mediately    took   steps     to  oppose it.   A st rong petition' was got ten  ' .up, signed by every property holder- and  .resident of the  town, praying the Lieu.-  Governor-in-Council   to   refuse  such,  a  .grant.    The government very magnaiii-  ���������niously agreed with the citizens of Nel-  ' son, and- refused   the   grant, published  that the water would he   held   in trust  for   Nelson   by the .government.   This  seemed to agree with  the opinion of the  Nelsonit.es, and   they   were   in a   body  .satisfied.  In the following spring a little local  .-system of waterworks was conceived by  ���������one or two Nelsonites. This scheme  was carried to completion, but very  incomplete. While it is a great summer  convenience and answered for most  domestic purposes, ifcannot be considered as a waterworks system. On  account, of the small expense whi:;h this  company was put to, a petition was  gotten up doling the latter part of 1S91,  praying   the   government   to   grant   a  . charter   to   a  District's representative.  Very   shortly  after   the charter had  been obtained the  opinion became  general   that all the local  promoters  were  entirely out of the waterworks company,  the stock of which had been transferred  b>dily to outside parties with F. S. Barnard,   so   far as   the people of Nelson  knew,   in   entire   control.     Under the  terms of this charter, this company was  allowed to take so many inches of water  from Cottonwood-Smith creek, a stream  abounding with,the best water that can  be  found in the mountains, and it was  supposed that under- the liberal terms of  the  said  charter,   that  steps  would  be  taken   lo secure a  well  regulated  and  efficient   water works   system,   with  a  supply  of pure ��������� water.    Unfortunately  this has not been the case and the people  of Nelson  are still hampered by the old  waterworks system  drawing its  water-  supply from the swamps, with a pressure  sufficient   to   water   plants.     Whether  they' did it knowingly or otherwise does  not   signify   but  Messrs   Houston   and  Hume are directly answerable for  the  saddling of the town  with the present  freak of a water works system.  The clause which Mr. Kellie had inserted in the bill providing for the purchase of the works by the town of Nelson, contrary to the wishes of the company's sponsors at the capital.shows how  the two worthy citizens consented lo  see their fellows " cinched" should they  find it necessary to purchase the waterworks company's charter to supply the  town with water. It provides that the  town  must pay: (1) an amount equal  TO THE COST OF CONSTRUCTION ; (2) an  amount sufficient to make up the interest on the capital invested in the cost of  construction and maintenance to the  amount of fifteen per cent per annum to the date of purchase, after-  taking into account any profit that may  have been made up to that time; (3) aad  a further sum equal to a uonus  of  FIFTY PER   CENT   ON   THE   CAPITAL   INVESTED.  It means that whether they intended  it or not, Messrs Houston and Hnihe  abused the confidence reposed in them  and allowed the people.pt' Nelson to he  placed in this unfortunate position : If,  in March, Nelson should wish to secure  control of its water system, it must pay  SO per cent additional, over and above  "tlie cost~"of "ccuTsfru^fibrwiiTd  ry\0 THE PUBLIC:  On September :20th, 1S!������. the following gentlemen formed  themselves into a syndicate for the  company   known   as the  ~_C(7ii^un7eT?~VVa7u^""WTorks    company-:  , This petition was nursed   by two of  the  'men who had bitterly opposed  the  proposition   of   Mr.   Abbott.     These   men  -were John Houston, and J. Fred Hume.  -which  indicates  that it  makes all  the  ���������difference' in   the world, whose   fingers j legal, clerical, and other' expenses con-  .are in the pie. :- j nected with the lobbying of the charter  During the agitation in opposition. to j through the 'home, and it took Barnard  ..the application of Mr. Abbott, it leaked ; two weeks to accomplish it.  ThaitTtaiTF  mice, and each year the matter is delayed'the bonus is increased at the. rale of  fifteen per cent. God alone knows what  the cost of ennsi ruction can be computed  at,  as the company  can   charge   up al!  purpose of acquiring and developing the Boulder  Placer Claim, situate on Eovty-Nino Creek, about  eight miles westerly from Nelson, West Kootenay  Districl, British Columbia:  J. A. KIRK, Civil Engineer;  J. F. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor;  R.B. DOUGAN, Miner;  F. M. jWcLEOD, Barrister ;  J         JOHN ELLIOT, Barrister;  J. F. HUME, Merchant;  R. J. BKALEY; Real Estate Agent;  G. W. RICHARDSON, Real Estate Agent.  They  believed   that the   claim   held large  deposits of coarse gold, and that it would yield a  handsome profit if developed, ft is well known  that Forty-Nino Creole gold is worth $18 an ounce  (Sec copy of assay appended). 'I lie claim is half  a mile in length and 70U feet in brcaulh���������350 feet  on each side of the creek. At diii'ereut times the  claim has been worked. G. M. Dawson, D. S.,  F. G. S., in the Annual Report (18S7) of tlie Geological Survey of Canada, slates: "In ISiJT, Forty  Sine Creek was reported Io yield coarse gold lo  to the value of !j(> to $18,10 the man. Lied rock  not worked." Since that date nllcinpls at developing the I he claim have boon nuulo, but from  lack of capital and proper appliances, only the  high ground, which contains the least quantity of  gold, was opcrnfed on, while the "pay streak,''  was not touched.  In August, J&12, Mit. 11. B. DouftAX acquired  the claim. With the aid or two men, and using  water with u head of about fifty-feet, he placed a  si nice-box about sixty-fee l in length within about  two feet of bed-rock, and made excavations  through the gravel. This work has aided tiie  syndicate in obtaining' reliable iiifuriiuifion as lo  the nature of the claim. As a head of iifty-feel, is  not powerful enough to carry boulders of oven  medium size I hey had to be removed by hand. A  considerable quantity of gold was saved���������suiii-  ciont to prove that a handsome profit could bo  obtained with the assistance of proper appliances.  (Sec l\la. flick's ropori) Al it. liriURAS made an  oiler of the properly to the. syndicate, a condition  being that it, should be developed. 'I he syndicate  accepted 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 ihussecuroda continuous claim of o\iu  and one-quarter miles in length. These proper-  lies arc hold by lease, for a period of tive yoa.vs,  from the government. The lea-^e can be renewed  by law, from thime to time, as required.  j\fii. J. P. Rick, superintendent of the Kootenay Hydraulic works on the Tend d'Oroiilc river  in British Columbia, was then engaged to thoroughly prospect the claims and report thereon.  (See report annexed) >Mu. Rick was accompanied  by Micssas. IOuic & Ritc'iuk, civil engineers, of  Nelson, who made a report on the work and plant  required to equip the claim with the most elliei-  ent  appliances   for  securing the gold.   (Seethe  report annexed)   At a meeting of the syndicate  held on Nov. Sth, 1SU8, it was resolved to take the  necessary  proceeding*  lo' 'obtain'incorporation  under Ihe name of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Company, Limited Liability, with the head oilice  at, Nelson; capital stock,  .^100.OUU,  divided  into  20,000 shares   of  ������5  each : i.i.OO'J being ordinary  shares,   and   f>,000  being preference shares, the  latter entitled to dividends of 10 per cent in priority   lo  ordinary  shares.   The property is to be  purchased by the company, and paid for b.v the  allotment to the syndicate of H.OOO fully paid up  shares.   It  has been decided lo.oh'er for sale the  5,000 preference shares, with  the understanding  that applications for stock will not be accepted  unless   accompanied   by GO  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  confidently expected    Hint    no   further  assessment   will   be  made, as   the amount  to provide a thoroughly  efficient plant, and cost of management, have been  carefully estimated. J/  The syndicate- is lairing advantage of the low  wator to construct thcaelum and sluice boxes. Jt  is the intention to have everything ready to commence working the claim when there is a sufliei-  enr, volume of water next spring, and to employ a  -thoroughly-experienced-Lnan~as -superhiteiideiU..  Respeeting the probability of the property paying, the syndicate believe thalMu. Rick's report  and that, he was unable to test the bed-rock, owing to 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 he says: "Samples taken from 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.  Taking two-thirds of the capacity of the  works, as staled by Ma. Hick, as the working j  average in twenty-four hours, that, is, 2,000 cubic  yards, and 5 cents as the cost per yard, (the  ground holding 20 cents per yard of gold) we 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 be n clear pfotif of #27,000, or ������1.90  per share on shares held by the syndicate, and  preference shares, in a season.  Applications lot- Stuck.  Applications for ten per cent preference  stock, accompanied with CO 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 bo in about two  months.  Further particulars will be furnished by the  secretary, Mr. G.������ \V. . Richardson, and all  papers and documents connected with tlie proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at liis  ollicc in Nelson.  J. FRED HUME,  J. F. R1TCH1F,  G. W. RICHARDSON,  Trustees in charge ot  ,   ��������� affairs of Syndicate.  Solicitor: .1. ELLIOT.  Knginecrs: KIRK & RITCHIE.  Secretary: G. W. IUCHARDSON.  secured.   In designing a .hydraulic' system, measures  have  to be  taken to secure the required .  water pressure, sluice-boxes-grade to carry large  boulders, and an ample clumping ground.  I������ciuils.  The head of water required in this case is 300 -  feet. To procure this it will be necessary to construct an artilicial channel from a, point about  four-tlfths of a mile up stream from the place selected for the sluice-boxes. At the head of the  channel a dam, about live loot 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 teet of the  channel will consist of a Hume, with a grade of  !>,5 feet in 1000; the remainder will be, an open  ditch. Thecapacily of Hume and ditches, 1,000  miner's inches.   From the ditch to the monitors.  he water will be carried in a steel pipe about a  .housand feet long. The sliiice-boxos wili be 500  feet long, with a grade of ���������!) inches in 12 feet.  From the lower end of tlie sluice-boxes the  fall increases rapidly, affording ample dumping  ground. PJaus and prorile showing details ot the  work described arc herewith submitted.  Cost.  Eleven hundred feet of steel piping and 2  monitors, with nozzles of 2J, 3i|,4,5 and  0-inch orifices, .respectively, erected,  ready for working  ������ 2,000  Darn, flume, ditch, sluice-boxes (inclusive  of excavation) and house for .workmen     8,000  Superintendence of construction, etc.; 10  percent       1,000  -.out that F. S. Barnard was in. the  .scheme to control tire  water system  of  -jtfelson, and public voice said Barnard  must he thwarted, and he was���������but only  for a time.     After Messrs. Houston and  This is one of the achievements of  Kin;* John. He knew well the effect of  Ihe deal whether those associated with  him in the water works company did or  noi. _ If they did know the effect,of their  Hume had .their Utile system in working Su-l ions " they cannot expect renewed  working order, they  proposed   to make ��������� public  confidences.    If they did-not 'the  public has no assurance that errors of  like nature may not be. repealed. ' This  is the combination that is desirous of  securing for themselves the control of  the district.  their patrons co-partners, and a stock  Jist circulated for what, was pi-esuiiiably  .a local company, and for which a charter was-to be.obtained. A counter peti-  -tion was circulated to which  the names  of 53 citizens  were subscribed. i These.;  people were consistent  in  denliag wtthj  monopolies.    The.y opposed  the outside,  monopolist, and they uieeied out 1 he  :'same treatment, to the local monopolists, ,   A     sigm,d  for tnc  construction of a  (fume,  wherein   they   offended'the fair minded j tihiieo-boxos, Dam and   Ditches, for the Nelson  K  c  111-. .1. I\ Biice's Report.  Tin: Nklson Hyijuaulic Mining Syndicate:  Gentlemen���������tn pursuance of'your instructions  to examine and report on your property on Forty-  Nine ereek, 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 cither 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, tilled for the most, part with a  compact gravel, u large proportion of which is  heavy boulders. The bed-rock is a course-grained granite, in irregular layers, forming a verv  uneven bottom, making natural rillles favorable  for arresting the coarser particles of gold.  Tests made in an open cut in the channel  grave! for a distance of 70 feet gave returns of  one-hall cunt per pan, or about (50 cents per cubic  yard. Owing to tlie amount of water 1 was unable to test llie bed rock with the facilities alniy  command. The uneven nature of the bed-rock  and the character of gold distributed through  Ihe entire deposit point to rich deposits in favored places on the bottom.  The channel gold is heavy, of a Hat, angular  shape, comparatively coarse, and of a character  to save n the sluices. ��������� The rim bars or banks, on  either side, are in places extensive deposits that  vary in depth and extent, in sonic places showing  a depth of ���������!() to 110 feet, and extending over several acres, consisting for the most part of a liner  gravel than that of the channel, and an occasional strata ot sandy clay, which varies in thickness  from a tew inches to several feet. 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  the surface, sides and foot of the biihks, and the  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 bv the primitive  means of the early minor, such as the.pan, hand-  sluioe.and the rocker. The' surface, however, is  only shimmed in places. The only attempt to  exploit the channel has been on tlie company's  ground by M it. Dougan; mainly by man power,  whose returns, from what data 1 could gather,  averaged about SO cents per cubic vard.  The conditions of profitable working depend  mainly on a large water supply at high pressure,  a grade necessary for the sluices, and ample dump  Inr the tailings. The water supply, from all information and data that could 'be gathered, is  confined to the period between March and July,  or bet ween three and four months, which in this  case would be the length of the working season.  The supply tor I hat period seems to be ample.  lfy the con-ti-uction of a Hume and  ditch of tour-jiftiis.of a mile in length a vertical pressure of 300 feel is obtained, ample  for all purposes!. The ditch and flume should  have a carrying capacity of 000 miner's inches.  AH details ol grade, materials, and construction  arc embodied in the appended plan bv Mkssks.  Kimc & Ritchie.  In order lo obtain thcjxjqmsite Jump, and Jo.  "botionrthe channel al"t he points of exploitation.  a bed-rock cut of '250 feel, 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 0 inches  per box of 12 feet. This gives a dump of (i feet,  which may be added to and increased by continuing the sluices on.the same grade ns'thudump  rises to their level. The mode of construction and  class of material arc shown in the 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 we' submit a-comparison of ditticulties surmounted in providing  water for hydraulic mining fn other places,  Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: Ditch  and flume, 14 miles.  La Grange Ditch & Hydraulic Mining Com-  pimp. Tuolumne county, California: Ditches, 100  iiiib.s; Humes, 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 ISO feet high, the water is conveyed  in a wooden flume around a bluff 350 feet, in  height. The flume 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 these holes, in another  place in this line of ditch is a piece of trestle work -  I .t'b'S feet 1 ong 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 tlie report of the slate Mining  Bureau for ISS'J. 1 he same report gives with  other statistics, the following resunu: of work  done by the La Grange Company, on ail its claims  from June 1st, 1SDI, to September 30th, lS7ii.  DlSHUUSKJlKNTS  Water, labor, etc  $13(*,!)!2 SO '  Per cubic yard :  (j  Per ounce of metal produced  13 SO  Average value of tlie ounce of metal produced ..���������������������������������������������  "  JO 2G  Average   yield   per  cubic yard of  ground '  "     jj) l9  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 respectfully, .. '  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Civil Engineers.  V  e  4>  ~���������*  <  M  K  H  <j  mm  *A  V  '    V*  fi  5s  >.  C  ������  la  V  iJ  ti  <"  is a very conservative statement, of ils value,  this connection the following quotations will be  of interest:  Professor Dawson, in his Annual 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 iioc(!.sv.ai'i!y tun-paw. in area that of the very  rich   deposits,   which   alone   pay for wurk witn  primitive methods, and with the cost of supplies  and labor at high prices.   Thus ihorhcapcnmg of  these essentials, produced by improved means of  communication   and   by   the  scttieineui, of ,the j capacity should not be less-than 3 000 cuhie vard-  country, coupled with (he att'uulmg facilil ic-; lor { ,,cr twenty-four hours with a sluice head of 1,000  inches, or 3 yards to the inch. In most hydraulic  mines the result exceeds this ligure. From anuin-  bei-of California mines, taken al. random,  the  is  'J}  I.B-SP  ���������I: S  X    - 2  V������ oi-lshiu l,:ii������ue;i1.r. '    j  The duty of a miner's inch varies with differ- j  cut conditions, running from 3 lo I cubic yards to j  2,5 and 30 per day, ihe latter result being obtained I  under highly satisfactory conditions. In this ease i  iftcr the clearing of Ihe channel, the maximum '  :   .TENDERS.  rV KXD1CRS' will;  be  received  by  Ihe  under  lying John, and he held them up to ridi- , Hydraulic Mining Company's AVorks, on Forty  ��������� de in his naner . ~   ' ' =- | Nine Creek, up to the 25th in'stant.-at noon.  bringingheaver machinery and appliances inlo  use. will enable the profitable working of greatly  extended acres." -  In the same report. Mit. Dawson also says:  ���������'There arc quit ou number of valleys in which-,  though the bod of the proscnf 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 il requires only  more effective machinery and {jroater engineering  skill  to  be   brought  tobcar, to attain and  work averages5V cubic yards per inch, per twenty  four hours.  '1 he cost of working varies wiih the amount,  and charader of material handled, height of  b'inlcs, etc. In ordinary cases, with plenty of  water, dump, aim other facilities, ground t'hat  will average 5 cents per yard pays a good proJiil.  he North IJloomlield mine, in Xovada  county.  CO >.  "3 '.  o  O  o  T.  U  D  t.  o  ,  r/  ������ W  ~  O  1  ���������sog  2 >.o  ������ ������. o  a  a  O  OJ3.S'  ago  C Cl i    ������) to  =*������   Kg  ��������� ���������^O ������  aj S ~ '  WZ   .������ >  > ���������'���������3'S ������  z?n *  2i=^     '.  '. ������������������                                              '.     X*  ���������Jj  o  '   .   .  ���������  r-  O  C3  ^  .  O !-  73  Q  5  '?*���������*"-  ���������/:���������  ���������.  ���������x  o  :0) :::::::: :  '   ������  :<fl :::::::: :  ,  '���������CD :::::'���������' i "���������  Q  :10 :::'::::: :  o  v.  ���������THERE ARE THOUSANDS Iff IT.  work the deposits referred to, and it is likely ti:at | California,, has worked ground for several years  many   of  them-will pay wejl when such means ��������� ia 1U, average vniue of 3 cents per yard.  can be applied at a reasonable cost." !   - ..  The following is from Van  Wagenon's  Man  mil of Hydraulic Mining: '"Hydraulic mining  presents fewer risks and more certainties than  any other department of mining, other things  being equal. .It issimply.a qncslio'ii of moving  gravel or soil from one place to another. Given  therefore, in addition to an abundance of water  to moveand wash ihe gravel, ample- spacclo  IC������'<'������i'<i <>!' the (;<���������!<! which Forly-MikC Crcrk  4>iiv<> up in I lie ECurly Hays.  The following letter was received this  week by J. Fred Hume, one oJ' the trustees  of   the   Nelson   Hydraulic  Mining  .Machinery.  ic  machinery  necessary   will consist, of' a ;/-, <��������� - , -.  , ��������� . i  pipeline of about 1.050 foot in length and t w;, Company, from an old tuner who worked on the company's property- in the  early days. ,t:  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, Dee. 2nd, 1893.  monitors or giants. All of ,the details of size,  gauge, and construction of pressure-box are fur.  nished in the appended plan.  While  the- dump   and   grade of the sluices  leave something to'b.e desired.'-fhe eonditi-  rlmirwit it ���������li^-iiii 'lftrr il h-s linen' wnuwd   '���������>nil ilie I Jcuve st,iiiou.m;g iu u.e ucsirou.-l.lie condition are, i       ,-> ,-,. -.,    - ..   . ,        ,0ii       ^   i -,  deposit it again .it tci it ii.oiK.cn w.itiicd, ..mi uic ��������� jn ^ ,.i:iin, favorable, and w-ith intelligent  and I     Dear Sir.���������\ ours ot the   18th at. hand  problem of obtaining a prolit hati.bcen reduced lo  ii iniiiiimum. As an example, the gold hearing  veins of'the western United Stales have an nver-  valueofaboul ten dollars per ton of quartz extracted, which-'len dollars can  be mined, trans-  skillfnl manageilicnt there" is no quest inn as to fl  prolit able result. ������ '"  -  Oiuch   is  due   Mkssus.   Knac  -'c   Rrrcim:,  whose intelligent and skillful work made aecur-  Plans  iuul specifications  ct  ���������Messrs. Kirk  &  Ritchie's  ofli  \Vednesdav, the 17th inst.  Xo tender necessarily accepted.  . li - G. \V. RICFIARDSOX,  " "' =--" Secretary  ELECTION CARD.  "When   the "scheme   came,   before the  , legislature   it   was found that Barnard  had more to do with the  new  company [  .than anyone else. As the representative'!  >of the applicants for a charter, he spent i  two weeks lobbying the bill through the j  -House.    It  was in connection with the i  passage of this bill for the incorporation |  < of this   company, that   the   disgraceful;  episode, in which Barnard figured so in- j  o-loriously, occured.    Mr. Kellie in defer- j didate for member of the Legislative--assembly  ence to the wishes of citizens of Nelson, j f������r West Kootenay District, subject to tho action  .   ,      ,   ��������� .. I of the convention' to be held at Ncl-son on the 12th  had the temerity t o introduce a purcnas- ; of ^.^ 189J>  ing  clause   whereby   the   rights of the j  ���������citizens would: receive some protection.;  , -    .       . iracil c , wiuen ii:n uuiuu!-   ran   ue   'Milieu, t-iiinrj- ],,..���������., ������������������  tantvat noon. tcd f;o ,]l0 mi��������� wv^hcdi amalgamated roiined   ilLe^   u ^,P������^,)c-      .. ,_nn ......     .  ���������an    be'  seen   at i and sold at a. gross cost of about eight dollars per |       I/O", gentlemen, :.ocr, respcelfully,  ,     ..,'      ton, or eighty per cent. The same gold vein after i ....-,. ...   .i.-i-.  co, on .and  alter   p^^jj^ through the labratdry of nature, will con- ������������������ -'- '���������>   "  Nelson1, B. C. 11 Jan 185)4.  The undersigned announces himself as a Can-  J.   FRED HUME.  Rick.  sist.of a gravel bed or deposit., worth about twenty cents per ton, which twenty cents may be secured and marketed at acostof not overlive cents  or twenty-live per cent. Other things being equal  therefore, hydraulic mining presents three times  the chance for prolit (hat i- found in gold-quartz  mini:,'.:, 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  l>������-iailN .Kit! Estimate of Cost.  iiy MKSsrts. Kiaic & itrrcaiK.  Tim Nelson Hyduaulic Mixing Svndicatk:  , In accordance with Mit. Kiwi's instructions,  we present the following statement of details am!  estimate of co~t of construction of hydrauii.  plant', of most approved design, on Forty-Nim  Creek.  rind   contents   noted.     1,' with   several  i nthei-soworked on Forty Nine  Creek in  j ihe years 18(57-8-!)..   "We made from $(5 to  ; $12 per day.   '"We  worked with  sluices  ;and   rockers,   the   old   fashioned   way.  I "Wages weie $-1 to So. per day.    Most, of  ' our- mining w:is done on the creek where  lyour company  has   located.    The gold  was coarse and some good crevices were  found.    I'kne.w two "men to make $ICMX)  'each in.six weeks.    I cleaned if,2i300  the  first summer.    The   Discovery  Boys did  i heir own work and-cleaned about   8800  i-.'H-h.    Flour was worth 82o per 1(K) lbs. ;  and every thing in  ,  ,        Hydraulic ruining i������ carried on by propelling  show-that over.sevei-ity-fiive per cent, of all the i a ^0t of water, under heavy piv.s-m-e. on gold-  gold mined within history lias been derived from j i,c;ii'ing gravel deposits. The gravel being di.-in-  the working of gravel beds.        < ! tergrated   by  this  proee.-s  and (arried with the    ! water through the sluice-boxes., in.ils  passage  'the gold drcp?., owing to its great 'weight, into ,  j receptacles provided therefore, and  the refuse   manner that von have a good thing,  in tlie \ gravel is deposited in  a dump  at 'tlie end   of *    Yours very truly  l'i-t>I>;iKti4- Output ami CcdiriK.  Mr. Rice reports that ���������"an open cv  bncon ^7") per cwt.  perportion.* The largest nugget we  found weigh I'd S2(): m.-my others were  from $2,r;0*M 81- and ISIS. We sold our  dust for $ 18 per ox. lain convinced if  said   ground   is  worked   in   a  scientific  vS^1  channel   gravel  for   a distance of seventy feet-��������� the    slu:ce.boxe>.      With    proper    appliances."  gave returns of about. GO-cents per cubic yard."   it is estimated that 'JH percent of the gold can be  IUchard Fry. THE MINER,,NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20,; 1894.  y-^re-yra^crEgrDgESCiun:  5.-2rr^^ccr.'a������OT  irjXKrsrcr.raTrr.  TOWN GOSSIP,  *' And sa- he to me, sez he���������"  A somewhat novel story conies from  Kamloops. It is given to readers of the  Miner to accept for what it. is worth. It  is to to the efiect that Hon. F. G. Vernon, Chief Commissioner of Lands and  AVorks is becoming tired of the duties of  his department, and will not seek reelection. The incredible part of the  story has yet to follow. It is in effect  that Premier' Davie will endeavor to get  J. A. Mara, M. P., to run in the place of  Vernon, and take his place in the cabinet. In the face of the fact that it was  generally understood that Mara was  holding on to public life until he could  secure the position of Lieutenant-Governor of the province. If tradition be  correct, Charlie Semlin has done more  angling after Forbes Vernon's position  than any other man in the house. If  all things come to those who wait the  long sought for office should come to  Charlie at last.  "The people in and about Nelson are  agitating for the division of Kootenay  for election purposes, by a line to be  drawn from west to east, and to be  known as North and South Kootenay.  Residents in East Kootenoy are hostile  to any such arrangement as this. It is  claimed by them that their interests are  not identical, that they have nothing in  common. * * West Kootenay is the  most populous, and for a time will lie  the scene of much mining activity, consequently an increase in the; number of  - residents may be expected. This may  be considered by the government and  the leislature in the forthcoming redistribution bill, and an additional membership given it; This it is claimed  would be the fairest as well as the most  reasonable way of meeting the wishes of  the people of East as well as West Kootenay." *  .   The,.foregoing paragraph is from the  Vancouver World, and as the World to  some extent may be considered as sharing the confidence of the government it  may be considered as a feeler1, and quite  reasonable to suppose that the government will give West Kootenay an additional   member.    The   World   is   right,  with   respect   to   any   division   of   the  Kootenanys into -North and South.   The  West is as much interested in the Sandwich Islands as it is iu East  Kootenay,  and vice versa.    There is reason  to believe that when  the redistribution   bill  comes upfor consideration in the house,  Vancouver City and Westminster District, will each force their claims for additional   representatives.    The   govern-  ��������� merit cannot reasonably hope to secure  much support in either of these places.  " To"oifset"this-additional-sbreugthening-  of the opposition, the government will  likely place additional members in other  districts,   where   they   can    reasonably  hope to secure the  representatives support for itself.  West Kootenay is just such a place.  Its growth within the.past two years  more than substantiates its claim for at  lease one additional member. The pecu-  lai- composition of the house is such that  the opinion prevails, that if the claims  -, of West1 Kootenay are to receive proper  attention, the representative from the  district must be prepared to give the  government at least a qualified support.  The politics of the province seemingly  amount to nothing more than a case of  Mus' and 'outs.' The'ins' have the fixing of the appropriations, and it is the  appropriations that the district of West  - Kootenay is after. The district is not  suilicieutly   interested    in   the   faction  . fights between the mainland and the  island to throw away its chances of having its just claims recognized by the  powers that be.  ���������j'NE CAMPAIGN' OPENED.  The chief political incident of the past  week has been the discovery of certain  defects in the parliamentary voters lists.  A cursory  inspection, it  is  said, shows  that considerably more I han 100 names���������  including many of the. best known residents���������have been dropped from the register.     Men   who   have  voted  at  every  past election, and have never left West  Kootenay, find themselves disfranchised.  The "droppeos" naturally, are astonished and indignant, and have begun to investigate the slate of the lists generally.  It   further1  appears  that   there  is  an  enormous discrepancy between the numbers  on the list known   to the  Government in Victoria, and such lists as exist  in  the. district.     The  district has only  received credit in the former, for about  one^third of its voters.    This may affect  the district seriously, in relation to the  Redistribution Bill. The important practical   question   however,   now,   is   not  which  official or1 officials have, been  to  blame, but to provide a remedy.  The Government should immediately  instruct, collector Kirkup to send to  Capt. Fit/.stubhs at Nelson, every book,  application, paper or document connected with the election, that, now is, or may  come into, his possession, and that Capt.  Fttzstubbs, under- his appointment as  collector of votes for' the district of West  Kootenay, June 1, 1891, then prepare,  without delay, the necessary proper lists  and Register.  The division of the District into two  collectorates is wholly unworkable, for  various reasons, if such were ever' intended, but. as a matter of fact, the  whole district is the same as it was a I  the time of the 1890 election, and constitutes a single polling division. It could  only be divided 'according to Section 9  of the "Election Regulation Act" into  two polling divisions, by proclamation  in the Gazette, which has not taken  place. For this reason, the appoint;  rnents of Capt. Fitzstubbs and Mr. John  Kirkup, as collectors of votes, 8th July  1892, are inoperative, and the only way  out of the difficulty is to fall back, as  above suggested, on Capt. Fitzstubhs  appointment of 1891 as collector for (he  whole district. The plan of dual collee-  torates is quite unworkable in this district.  The Revelstoke and Nelson divisions  were made for law oflice purposes by  notification of the Deputy Commissioner  of Lands and Works dated Slh July,  JS92.  J. FRED.  n  ^Mj  General Merchants  We have the largest and best assorted stock of  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware,  Crockery and Glassware, in  the Kootenay District,  and as we sett for cash only, we can afford to sell at  prices which defy competition. Call and prove this for  yourself  Telephone 27. 7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. C.  INKS<5>~  Stephen's Writing  and Copying, in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints.  TUMEE' BEOS.  StafFords' Combined Black.  ���������' ���������'       Carmine.  W.  A.  JOWETT  Mii)]i|g ai)d J^eal Estate broker  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  UEPUHSHXTINO  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 of mining machinery, air compressor!:, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  LOTS FOR  SALE IN  ADDITBON  "A"  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink.  Dalley's Frost  Proof   Ink.  Adjoining the government townsilo of'Nelson  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase., Apply  W. A. .Toweft, agent for Nelson and district,  or Inncs & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.-A.  JOWETT,  Mining and Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent  AT  $125.00  AND  UPWARDS.  .losKiniiNKSTKiarrsi nkcson; n:e.  MGiSiH.'AI..  Furniture and Pianos....*  If it were reasonable to deduct any  motive from any action of Mister Kellie,  his treatment of the southern portion  of" the district during the past year  would indicate that he had received a  tip from the" government to. the effect  that West Kootenay would be sub-divided north and south. The erstwhile  glib member for West Kootenay has  nut even sho\yed his face ,in the lower-  part of the district for some time, and  he has even forgotten to favor the press  with any of his marvellous writings  ~ which'were wont to puxzle the school-  -hoys of the district by their unique or-  ��������� llygrnphy. .   _        .    ���������  KEEP!NO IN FASHION.  As it appears to be the fashion in West  Kootenay for newspapers to have their,  own especial candidate in the field for  Legislative honor's the Mixer " takes  pleasure in nominating a man who is  both qualified and likely to win, a Nelson nnui^~iilul'lTne^vlurk  try and its requirements like a book,  and his name is Frank Fletcher.  There is abundance of lime between  now and the coming elections in which  this matter can be Ihier-liocl out-; and  having confidence in ils candidate the  Mixer would like to give opponents  plenty, of opportunity to" turn their  microscopes on'Fletcher and see what  flaws they can find. -  THE BOGUS CONTENTION.  Afca preliminary   meeting  of electors  friendly to the Govern in ei it held in Nel  son Ifist Thursday, G. M. Sproat, in  the  chair,-in order to consider recommendations as to  the  necessary  steps  to  be  taken in   view  of the coining political  campaign, it was decided to direct attention in the.first place, to.the state<uof the  lists of Voters and   the   register.   The  general opinion was expressed that any  action relating to candidates  would   be  premature, until    the  proposals of the  government in  the Redistribution Bill  were known, as that bill  might change  boundaries, or  increase  the   number of  members, and, as the winter' season prevents opportunities   for interchange *of  views and combined action between ,.-the  different localities.   The Houston-Flume  mock   "primaries"   and   mock "convon  tion" were denounced as an attempted  fraud upon the electorate,   the transferable "credentials" being especially  con-  denied,    and  suggestions    were    made  with the. view of informing other localities of the lighL in which which the proposal is. regarded in Nelson, the attempt  of two men to dictate to 900 voters.   Several speakers, personally friendly-to Mr.  Hume expressed regret  that" his  name  was so coupled.  T*    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   ETC.,  Couonk:: I'-ou "Wrst Kootenay,  Ollicc over Nelson Drag Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  K  -bABA-ky-:\in-r>.,-  Puysician asij Suma:ox,  Rooms .'! and 1,   Houston Block,  Xet.son, B.C.  Telephone  12.  We carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences.  hotels, and olliccs.   Mattresses made lo order, and  at, prices lower than eastern and coast.  We arc; also  iigonts  for  (3^~  EVANS   PIANOS   AND   DOHICUTY   ORGANS.  1ST'  h  nelson  stow: :  So. 4 EI������s!isl������iE ������V a 11 Si Itiiilililiu. Josephine Sls-ccl.  aitvi.vi\<;.  A.s-G0,XG'  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson,  B. C  Beware of Cheap   ' ' .. " "  Chinese Sugar,  First-Clas Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  BAKER. STREET,  .NELSON. .  AGENTS FOR  ������  ���������       Hiram Walker & Son's!      Jos! Schlitz Brewing Co. "   Fort Garry Flour Anils  Distillers . Milwaukee, U. S. Manitoba  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2L.  '.11BM.\<������-   u  EDWARD APFLEWHAITE & CO.  T    F.   BLEDSOE,     .  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelsox,  B.C.  "twenty years' experience in THE  152-52 ,, AMERICAN CAMrS.  S. K. corner Baker and-Josephine si reel  ���������NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  Damages ������5.000.  He courted her for three long- years.  But 'twas a passing whim,  He jilted her despite her tears,  And then she courted him.  "O     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  :     METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on.    All assays undertaken.  Furnaces mid concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores '  bought and sold.. Box 731, Vancouver. B. C.  MIXING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS..  i      . . - '   .  '' 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 Fall 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  is the time to save  money.'  SQTJIEE,  Corner Ward and Baker Streets,  IE1,   cr.

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