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 s:'~-\  ������������������v.o-\  ��������� n&  X  .o: '���������:���������  The Mines In  K otcnuy are Among  the Richest in  America.  THE MINER  Tac-Orcs   sire  -icii-W:-.-. :c in :.;oi������i,  Oliver, ���������.>p\i������>r,  :-ii 1  T.e-ni.  -^rrr??--p-T'r^T.-^,-r7r-rreT^^.vrer7ri������r^i^.^^^  g^aK.Kz.'sr.-i..viW'.,.' TiW^asCTea^jXJgaaej:  Whole .Number 178  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  January  13,   1894.  Subscription  Price $2 per Year.  Ready Cask is the  Best Introduction . . .  To Present to   RE. LEMON,  Should yovi 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,  THE SLOGAN ORE OlIimiHHSXrsSSSWBWYOB OF KASLO  WHAT THE PROPERTIES HAVE DONE  UP TO DATE.  The .Slocan Continues to Furnish Kvlilence  In Support of Ms Claim as I lie Iticliust  Silver' Mining IHslrict on an Entire  Continent.  Carry Complete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.   ,  . Liquors and  Cigars handled to the  Trade only.  w  Agents for Anheuser-Bnsli "(St. Louis)  Beer, the best Made in America.  NELSON.  H  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE  ���������0  w,.  TEMPTING   DISPLAY of  \^ ale 5ms, ������)lockss Jewellery,  ar)d gilverware, ShoWit jij Ihe  Wareroorjls  of  The Slocan continues to give a good  account of itself since the. famous statement of the initial shipments for August  September, and a portion of October,  was published.  Since August over 1,500 tons of ore  has been shipped from, the Slocan district, and thephenominal average will  be found close to the $i50 rnarlw  Despite the fact that the Byron White  company is storing its ore, several hundred tons, at Three Forks, and the C. &  K. steamers carry heavy cargoes of ore  ern Bell, and IU tons from the No. 1,  from Kaslo every week, the rock.continues to pile up in the warehouses at  the point of shipment, and today there  is something like 500 tous in Kaslo, and  over 800 tons along the wagon road, in  readiness for teaming into Kaslo.  Since the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  road has been opened for business, it has  received from the C. & K. steamers some  52 tons of Dardanelles ore, 20-'tons from  theReco, 165 tons from the Noble Five;  334 tons froni the Washington, 244- tons  from the Antelope, 105 tons from the  Mountain Chief,40 tons from the Northland if the steamers can carry.it there  are over 200 tons awaiting shipment at  Kaslo next week.  The Freddie Lee is getting a large consignment of 100 tons, into Kaslo. The  Reco and the. Antelopelhave made their  initial shipments. The Idaho people  are taking out ore, and in a week or two  will, rnake a large shipment. The Surprise mine, which changed hands recently, is   having   a   shipment,   of   100 tons | of  JACOB DOVER,  8   Jeweller,  Great Bargain can he had for., Cask.  BAKER  STREET,  NEJ^SON.   B. C-  Nearly all tho ore required to make  up!  the 100 ton shipment has  been  teamed  down from the mine, but it has not,been  decided how much will be sent to Swansea.    Over *2(KU?IH> in Sljrlit.  The Kaslo Examiner has this to say  concerning the Slocan Star mine, operated by the Byron White company." A  tunnel 500 feet long with an average  depth of 150 feet has been driven in exposing a solid body of ore 12 feet in thickness. The amount of ore in sight in the  drifts, openings and tunnel has been  computed bv actual measurement to be  75,000 tons.'     ;   The Services INistponcil.  The week's special services, which  were to have been held this week in connection with the Methodist church, were  postponed by reason of much illness  among the members of the congregation.    Strike on tiie Alpha.  McNaught of Seattle, who has been  working on the Alpha property in the  Slocan, has struck a fine body of ore in  tunneling. The strike came much sooner than the miners expected. Particulars of the strike were not obtained.  0HQTAMAN BURNED TO 'DEATH ON  THURSDAY EVENING  ���������limit's I>cluii<>.y Says it. was a T������l>:u:������:o Kit.v  that lie Usetl dii flic Kaslo Wagon ltoail  iiiiil is IHscliarsi'ci..��������� .Iinljio Sprout on the  Rule of (he Itiiiul  Northern Kill lliiiiiii! ������������������������.  The official B. C. Gazette contains a  notice of the registration of the Northern Bell Minia'gjyOompany.   The place of  business is located at Kaslo. The amount  of the capital stock of the said Company  is two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided into twenty-live thousand  shares of ten dollars each. The Northern Bell is a high grade Slocan property,  and the notice of the registration of the  company may be accepted us evidence  that the bond held on the property has  been taken up.  teamed into Kaslo. The owners of the  Almo property still continue taking  out ore. It is said that the bond given  on the property has been dropped, and  the original owners are inclined to work  the property for what there is in it. The  ore from the famous boulder is ak-o to  be shipped within the next few weeks.  The following 0table shows what ihe  output of the several properties has been  with the average and total values of  their respective shipments, the values  are approximated from relnriis on first  shipments. Reliable information with  respect U\ the valiic of the initial shipments of fhtee of the properties werenoi  obtainable; -= -  Winding Sip 1 He 35niiKler Hill.  The notice of the winding up of the  Thunder' Hill Mining Company, which  was opera-fins; the Thunder HillI  mine in  ! East Kootenay appears in the hist issue  of ihe official gazette. The Thunder  Hill was an exceedingly low  grade pro-  1 perty and the drop in silver  gave.it its  j quietus. o  I)cv('lj>]>ii9<;' Use  ESaUcr's  B'iJ'iii.  The municipal election at Kaslo, on  Thursday last, went off very though it  snowed heavily all day. The streets  presented a lively appearance being full  of people, and enlivened by decorated  sleighs bringing up the voters.  The polling room was above the Byer's  hardware store, where O. G. Dennis, the  returning officer took over 200 votes.  The contest like the former one between  the same ..candidates for the mayoralty-  was close, and no one during the day-  could name the winner. The result was  the election of George Kane by a majority over liobt. Green of eight.  The successful candidate has pledged  himself to see that the town has a proper water supply immediately. It was  also generally understood that the election would determine whether there  should-be craps or1 no craps and it was  generally accepted that if Green could  be defeated the town would bo run wide  open, theatre Comique and all.  Archie Fletcher' failed to secure a seat  in the. council but it was generally understood that, he was tint desirous of serving  the municipality as an aldennanv The  new council will be composed of  GeoigeT. Kane, mayor;  Adam McKay,  S. H. Green,  Andrew .lardine.  F. Beattie.  Aldermen.  IK'l.-iiicj linn Case.  -Over 100. persons...i{.1 eMchsd.court hehl  during the same" day by Stipendai-y  Magistrate Sproat. .The case against  .lames Delaney charged by Augustus  Grosvenor with pointing a pistol at him  during an alicrcalioii with him on the  Kaslu-Slocun road. Tlie witness who  !     O. B. Wood, the  mining superintend-j was said to  have taken the pistol  from  ��������� cut employed by the Kootenay Mining j Delaney was nut present at the trial  land Development Company lei Oversee having left the country: Undei Un-new  ! the Baker's Ffth, Jay. and Turner Block ; criminal code Delaney gave evidence on  ! properties, at  Ainsworth, was   in   town j his own behalf sta.t ing that it was a.to-  ��������� this week. He has received irisli notions ! bacco box he pointed at the driver. The  I to rim the'tunnel on the Baker's ,Ffth. ! prosecution- was unable to make uut a.  | which  is in   about  65 feet, another  100   case so Delaney was discharged.  : feet.    The property looks well. The charge preferred against Delaney  ! _J  by Constable Graham, that of carrying;'  a. pistol without  lawful excuse  was also  _^!^lis.m.is.s_eci._ ; . . _^ \  S)<'.u������ii3H'<' (3)c .llinc 5I:uia������cciieElt.  mim;.    .  Wellington  Bon  Ton  Dardanelles  Blue Bird   ,  Idaho  Mountiiiin   Chief  Freddie   1j''(.  No'. 1, Auisworlh  Noble Five  Washington  Miner' Boy  Kaslo S. W.  Northern liell  Reco  Antelope  Almo  TONS.  50  03  70  130  280  -li)  ���������\7k  205  42Si  3i  li  -Ml  20-  2-1.1,  17  AVKKAUK        TOTAL  1*KH TON.        VALU1C  .$210   $10,527  223    '    1,000  ,     364       35,032  -121 8,832  o 151 - 20J020  143 40,010  J55J 7,04-1  100"        4,750  ��������� 13(5 3L>,0-10  ISS 5'.),C.VJ  150.50 551  132 200  ISO 7,21)0  - First Large  'Shipments.  '     W.VRDSiSK. Idaho.  Jan. 5.���������[Special]  j The 11 nun hers of local assembly No. 2,402  Assault <\-isr Stroppeil.  Augustus Grosvenor the driver of the  K. of L.. denounce, in   strong  terms  the  ! management  o\   the Bunker   Hill    and1        , . ,.    , , ..  ', Sullivan mines'because of  the  d-ulh of'��������� 01'e u'i,m wlu) w,l!i compelled to- pull out  Mohn  Ma gee, a- brother knight: accuse! of  the road by  Archibald Looney  and  ��������� ihe coroner of empaneling a jury  which ! Delaney last., Sunday had a charge of as-  ��������� did not ihonuuihly look into the matter, i sauit against Looney, hut he afterwards"  ' and demand thai the. stale mine  inspec-   withdrew it.  ; for see to il,  that, skilled  workman and; . :  I every, precaution  be  used   in  operating! ttiile ������r the ltoail.  -all mines.   The resolutions are signed by !    The magistrate afterwards  explained  .acoinrnitleeof  five. ...en.-  Th*v knights !, if-Lh(! ,.    d in  Bl.iti ���������  C(  ' to a man are indigaiM because,  the  mat-:.  terdid not turn out differently.  ARRESTING- MEMBERS.  Total*  ." 1,520.',  $232,205  lolum-  "bia, calling for the passing on the whip  'hand  side, and their application  to the  ! Kaslo-Slocan wagon road.   We will give  i a summary of his  remarks in our  next'  ; issue, as the question is one of great in-  I terest in the district.  KiiriK'il   lit Ileal li.  ;    Late Thursday night, a shack occupied  by a Chinaman, took fire.    The unfnrt.ii-  Mliiliitf .\ot������'s.  There is no truth in-the rumor .that  George Hughes, the owner of the Mountain Chief had become possessed of an  interest in the Idaho property. Hughes  was in town this week and said that he  had interests enough in the Mountain  Chief. There is some .truth however in  the rumor that Behne of the Idaho has  been endeavoring to dispose of his inter-  - its in that property.  Atkins, who is straightening out the  financial entanglements of the American  Development company, which operated  in the Slocan last year, under the direction of Messrs Middaugh and Scott, is  reported to have made some purchases  of-mining interest? in the Slocan on his  own account. He is said to have acquired all the interests held by Charles  Chambers," but the rumor.is not verified.  WImi try to !*lilrk the Tar 111"  <{��������������������������� stlon's ton-  I s.WIcralliui.  I Washington City, .Fan. C���������Thedead-  j lock in the house confirmed today. The  ; Democratic managers were powerless to  ! procure their own' quorum  despite  the,   - .  , . ,      ,  ,   .  declaration of I he caucus last night.    The  ,lil,-e relestuil was burned to death before  , high water mark today  was 108  Demo-' anyone knew he was inside.  ;crats, eleven  less than a quorum.   The.; - ... :  ! Republicans,    IPopulists  and  about ten j    Andrew Whalen   had the misfortune  1 Denim-ruts refused to   vote.    After  foui'' to break his leg during the day.  ! hours spent in  fruitless    roll  calls  the !    A   iiUlu siid(,   blocked "traffic   ore the  Democrats adopted a resolution ordering  Kaslo-Slocan for a day or twothis week.  ' ihe arrest of all in embers absent without;       - _    _ j;   leave, and then, adjourned. Mat KHly l������ld not SuieUlc. . -  i ills it<Hty( remittal. ^!lt  Kelly did not suicide at Nakusp  i   LoNUON,Jan.-l��������� Thebody of SirSanmel | i" il dramatic manner,  because it   has  ; While Baker, the Arican explorer,'  who  since  been learned that Kelly  did  not  'died on.Saturday   last,   was  rpduced to  suicide at all.    Ed Thomas was down in  : ashes at. the crematory to-day after a re-  Nelson  since the suicide .was reported,.  ligious   ceremony  in  the   c'hupel.    The  contradicted   its' accuracy  having seen  body was placed in a retort.   Annhiber of ' Kelly in the land of the living.  relatives and friends were present. ; ;   two  To I)<'ve!<ni the liocnt'tiza.  There is nothing startling in the vray  (jf news from the Hall mines. There are  still about 42 men on the pay roll.  Now that the new mining manager,  or superintendent, has been installed extensive work will be commenced on the  .   I  v-  I    ' '"    . .  J. F. Ritchie  has departed on  a.  weeks visit to Lethbridge.  .1. H. Bowes.is on his way to Victoria,  on business.  Geo. A. Biglow has commenced his trip  east over the C. V.   K..   having left  the  Tj������ Improve Kootcunv River.  Postmaster S. B. Wright of Bonner's  Ferry has a letter from Congressman  Sweet who says that-he has secured  the  concurrence of the appropriation  committee from the appropriation of SlO.aK)  ct)Jlst last week.  1 for the improvement  of  the   Kootenav      Kev. James Turner has visited Nakusp  ! "River. ���������"    fU1������ gathered the faithful  into line   lor  j i       :  'Sunday  School work.    C. E. Smitheriri-  ; John Muir. aged 73, died at his resi- gale has been appointed superintendent.  j dence. Nelson, at two o'clock this morn- The Nelson band will give a prouu-n-  ! ing. His dfjifh was caused by La Grippe ade concert at the Hotel Phair on Sac-,  j and a complication of diseases. Funeral urday evening next. There is a welcome  ; at 2 o'clock to-morrow. > for everyone who will attend.  n THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13,  1894.  iij.Li������ii!ij JUAmiuja' w.jw ^.4jj m\^.a. Kitmesaaa  TOWN GOSSIP.  ^5  mr  '' And sez he to me, sez lie-  In another column will be noticed an  election card of J. Fred Hume merchant,  in which he announces his willingness to  become a candidate for legislative honor's, for the District, of West Kootenay.  In commenting on the situation Mr.  Hume stated that he has received repeated cabs from dilfereut. parts of the  district, to allow liis name ,to go before  the electorate as a candidate, and after  thinking the matter over he has decided  to consent. He intimates his intention  of being guided by the action of the proposed convention. He ha.* met the  wishes of his friends, and in the absence  of anyone whom the district considers  better qualified to discharge the duties  of the office, will go the polls.  LOTS  1%  m  M  ' 2)  ft  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 DA WSON and ROB SON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., lo  FRANK FLETCHER, Land ConunissionerC. & K. Ify. Co., Nelson", R.C.  It has been given to me in confidence,  that the owners of horses in Nelson,  who have put their animals on a diet of  empty tomato cans, are likely to be summoned in court on a charge of cruel 1 y to  animals. There are two or three animals roaming round the town on the  point of starvation, and the best fortune  they have had was to encounter a humane citizen who will see that their  owners give them proper attention. In |  looking over the statues it was found  that the only section under which a conviction could be secured was for ill treating. In discussing the case a friend of  mine held that if the owner of a horse  starved it, he could not be guilty of ill  treating it, having, quite neglected to  treat it,'- but that is a point for the court.  The C. & K. Steam Navigation Com-  ;pany has discovered, in writing up t,ic  business for 1893,'that during the past  season it paid to the government and  other transportation companies the sum  of $13,492,44 iu duties and advanced  charges respectively. These figures do  not include charges on the material used  on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway,  nor the Nakusp & Slocan railway. If  these figures represent but the freight  and duty, what must have been the  value of the goods? as Mark Twain  would put it. In working it out remember that freight upon which the charges  were prepaid is not included. The  merchants of the Kootenay Lake country appear to he in it.  In looking over these figures I came  across a rather startling discovery. A  number of people imagined that there  would be little or nothing for the N. &  F.S. road to do this winter, and those  who were willing to concede that there  ������������������was some business for the road, were  ���������sure  that it would be mainly  outward  -f rom-JS".elson Th e_C._������fc^K ..^.c.o ������n pa n y_  figures cover less than two weeks' business with the new road, and their  advanced charges relate, exclusively  to the inward business, yet the sum  paid passes the $2000 limit. ^ If you have  time to think ov;er the subject make allowances for the road being newly opened, with the bulk of its business with  Nelson out"\yard, and ascertain whether  there is anything in it for the new railroad.   ^     HUDSON BAY COMPANY.  and a degree of tact and energy, which is  more neceiS.ury in the present than was  the. flint-lock musket and heavy sidearme  in the. buck-skin period of the past.  Many great intellects have cast their in-  jiueuce upon Hudson's bay affairs since  the time when old Fort Garry was built  upon the shores of the stream which is  now the center' of our city. But, the  last few years can tell of more advancement perhaps than has been attained in  previous decades. Theprogressive methods which have recently made famous  the name of the Hudson's Bay company,  are due in a great measure to the far-seeing policy, ability and discern mentof the  new general who fills the executive chair  of the company here, and wields with  potent effect the' sceptre which such  marked success. Re-organization has  been the order of the day. The infusion  of new blood and modern methods into a  business which bad to be evolutionized  from a quaint antiquity into a modern  money making- institution! This seeming wonder has been performed within a  very few years, and to day the Hudson's  Bay company is known far and wide as  a leader, in new. original and progressive  methods. The time was when the H. B.  Co. would not use the columns of the  pressto seek for business; when the proud  spirit of this aristocratic corporation  could not bend to solicit trade from the  public which has the power to grantor  refuse its patrons, Liven to-day there  are those who think this practical business institution should remain a sort of  curious'dignified old fossil, instead of a  modern, dividend-earning institution;  but in the hands of the present chief it  cannot stand still or retrograde.  Have  YoU   Sean),  The rVeW  issued by-  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION,  TORONTO,     OlNTT-AuKI^.,  It is a simple promise to pay the sum insured, in the event, of death.  It is absolutely free from all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  It is entirely void of all conditions save the payment of. the premiums.  If provides for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of death.  It offers six modes of settlement1 at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically non-iorfeitable after two "years."   The insured  being entitled to:  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for the further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender to a  (b) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after live  yea rs 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   dcneral a������cih. r������r is. <;.  Aji������!iit !'<>r Nelson. ���������' 411 Curilovii Sd'i'd. Vancouver.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  rafei  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points  To the PAOIFIG COAST and to the EAST.  S<������ Xear. ami yet so Far.  These tight and economic Union  This paradoxic lesson teach:  The closer money seems to get  The more wo find it out. of reach.  Indianapolis Journal.  TENDERS  rpENDEKS will bo received by ihe under-  ���������*- signed for the const ration of a flume,  Skiicc-boxcs, Dam and Ditches, for the Nelson  .Hydraulic Mining Company's Works,'on Forty.  Nine Creek, up to the 25ih instant, al noon.  Plans and specifications can be seen at  Messrs. Jiirk__&.^Ritclii;oIs__ of lic^,_oji_ancL^iC_ter.,  Wednesday, the 17th inst.  No tender necessarily accepted. ���������  3     G. AV. RICHARDSON,  Secretary.  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  SOLE   M.1MI VtlBIKEKS   OF   THE  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFF1CE-  "From the   Christinas number of the Manitoba  Free Press,  That good old institution which was  founded far back in the" centuries by  Prince Rupert, of English memory, can  boast to-day of many among its officials  and employes who are worthy to be the  modern represenfives of the energy and  enterprise which originated -"the:com  pany of adventurers of England trading  into Hudson's bay." "Down. the. long corridors of time���������in 1670���������there were few,  indeed,'who could have foreseen in "the  horoscope of the the company the magnificent successes it has since attained.  "When, that little bark which bore the  hopes'of the illustrious " adventurers  around the cold and barren promontories  of Hudson's bay, the prospects of.empire  , and civilized commerce were dim indeed;  "shrouded in the gloom, of impenetrable  forests, and darkened by the rancour of  savage hostility. Long since these obstacles have been swept away by the  Heroic endurance and persistent push of  the hardy factors and.their followers.  The present calls for a different phase  of similar quality. Commerce demands  pluck and perseverance, as of. yore, but  the.couinaerical'nian no longer contends  with Indians, or armed opposition, but  with the inevitable conditions of trade,  competition and progress.    It calls for  generalship of a more subtle, if lessheroic  ind. It demands upon the part of the  successful representatives of trade, a  shrewd knowledge of the <public mind  HIS HONOR   the   Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to malic the following appointment:���������  2jth December, iSqj.  John L. Rktallacic, of the City of Kaslo, Es  quire, to be a member of the Licensing Board for  thesaid city, vice George T. Kane, Esquire, resigned.  ELECTION CARD.  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log,. Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a. full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  ^_���������=..-_- Goods,-"Sheet-and-oLlict-Piieking-Rubbei���������Valvus,-Rubber-aiiu-Leatlici���������Belting;-Oils,-  and Lubricants, "etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay.- Secretajy-Treasurer. Manager  THAU'S    TO   ASJS������   B'\StOSI    XHI,SOX    DAILY.  .Direct Connection at, iiobson every  TiM'siliiy, Tliiirsilny  anil Sadirtlay Evening,  With Steamer for IIicvki.storI':, where connection is made with Canadian I,uoiliec.Eastbound  and Westbound through trains. *-  Tllli!-'|-;::I  TlCKK'I's   ISSUKU,  li-UIGAGi: Giikckkdto Dkstixation,  No Customs Dikhculties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping- Cars, Luxurious Day Coach-'  us, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free "Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For iiii'onnutioii as f.o rales, time,etc., apply  Lo nca rest agent.  .1. (l.tMIl/ro*, Agent, Nulsox,.  Or t.o ������i:o. Me!,. E1KOWX,  District Passenger, Agenf.VANOOUVER.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (limited) _ v'  TIME   CARD   NO.   9.  NELSON AND  KASLO ROUTE  SriiAMiiii NELSON  <;<>in������ \<������l-Ml������  Leaves Nelson, Mondays'.) a. m..  Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.  "       Tiicsday5.l5p.nl. "  Arriving at Kaslo 9.30 p. in.  ",        "       Tnursdays 9. a. m.  Arriving at Kaslo 1. p.m.  "       'Fridays 5.15 p, in.  . Arriving at Kaslo 9.30 p.m.  ���������- m  " Nelson, 13. C. 11 Jan 1891.  "The undersigned announces himself as a_Can-  dida'te for member of the Legislative assembly  for West Kootenay District, subject to the action  of the convention to be held at Nelson on the 12lh  of April: 1891.""  J.  FRED HUME.  NOTICE.  "T^-OTICE is hereby given lhatW. F. McCu  -^ loch, as agent for Edward Malum, 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  Mountain. -  Adverse claimants will forward their objee  tions .within sixty days from the date of this  publication. _        . '-,,  y     . X. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 14, 1893.  HOTELS.  Watson Hotel  WATSON,   B. C.  Tlie TOWX OF'WATSON is situated between  Bear and Vhh Lakes, on'the Kfu-lo-SJocan  ���������wicron road, 20 niules from Kaolo and 1.0  milcsfrom New Deliver, is the most central  point in Slocan district   I  Tlie WATSOX 1IOTKL, is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country- The dining room and kitchen are in charge of female  help of experience.   The bar is stocked with  ^   the best brands of Liquors and Cigars.   '-  BREMNER  & WATSON,  PROPRIETORS.  Nov.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that the B. C. Southern Railway Company will������apply "to" the  : Legislature of the Provence of British Columbia  ��������� at its ncxt.scssion, for an Act to 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 line at or near the  forks of Michel Creek; thence by way. of Michc  Creek to Martin Creek.  -   BOD WELL & IRVING.  Solicitors fo   the Applicant?.  Dated this 7th December, 1893.  NELSON  LIMY M FEED STABLES  WILSON   &  WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS."*  'HAT AND GRAIN FOE SALE.  fffE   SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or  en   route from   tlie  Coast :  .i   ���������'- ������  /. Carload Glass, Paints, and Oils.  2  Carload Sash and Doors.  2  Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4-  inch.  J Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, finch  1 Carload Factory Cedar,  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths, Mouldings,  Etc., as usual.'  G. 0T Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  <--���������'. Sawmill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  Omnibus and carnages to and from all trains and  steamboat wharves.   Saddle and pack animals,  for Kire.   Freight hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to.  ^ab Street   Office witTi Wilson & Perdu  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  <><>in!������ S011II1.  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at 8 a. m.  Arriving at Nelson, 12 noon.  "    :    "���������     Wednesday at 3 a. in.  0       Arriving at Nelson at 7 a. 111.  " "       Fridays at S a.m.  Arriving at Nelson at 12 noon  " ���������"        Saturday at 3 a.m.  Arriving at Nelson 7 a. m.  Passengers from Kaslo for-Spokane and all  points south should take the "Nelson" leaving  Kaslo at 3 a. in., on .Wednesdays and Saturdays,  making close connections with UieN.&F. S.  rains.   Arriving in Spokane, 5:30 same day.  A saving will be made by purchasing tickets  from the purser for Spokane, and points on the  N. & F. S. and S, F. & N. Railways.   .  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  "T^OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  -^ Partnership between the undersigned. as  Hotel-keepers, at the Coeur d' Alene hotel in Kaslo,  is this day dissolved by mutual consent. IVfr.  Ward, who continues the business, will settle all  clairris against the partnershipjand receive all  debrsTdue to ifc.  JOHN FRANCIS WARD  JOHN KING  Dated December 11th 1893. \  Creat Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Drug Store  now in  -Selected  Toilet Soaps. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13,  t8q4-  %\xt  cH  [Cl\  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, provided  the staff is sober, and will be mailed t,o any  address in Canada or the United Slates, for  one year on receipt of two dollars. Those  desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents.  Contract AdvektisemeNts inserted at the rate  of ������3 per inch,-(down the column) per month  and"as much more as patrons will stand.  Transient Advertisements   inserted at, the  rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line Cor each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  ���������    than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Cure-All, Private Itcmedy, and Next-to-  Purc-Rcading-Mafter advertisements are not  wanted.  tion question to be taken during the  municipal elections. The returns are  incomplete but the indications are that  the prohibitionists carried the day with  a majority of some thirty themsand.. If  Mowat makes a move to please the prohibitionists he will alienate the liquor  influence, and if he does nothing there  will be howl in the camp of the prohibitionists.  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match.  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON,    B.C.  NELSON HYDRAULIC MIXING  COMPANY  LIMITED.  PHOSl'ECTUS.  THAT CONVENTION.  The haste which has characterized the  arrangement of the preliminaries for the  proposed convention cannot but exercise  an evil  influence  which  must   militate  against the chances of holding a successful convention, even among those who  Chave been favorably inclined to the idea.  The  plan submitted for the  bringing  together   of   the.   convention,   omitting  consideration of that it eininated from  Nelson unsolicited by any on the outside  is open to very  many grave objections.  The conditions  laid down, entitling the  different sections of the district to representatives  to the convention  are  both  arbitrary and unfair, and the manner in  which  the.  voting  is   to  be carried  on  would  permit   of   sharp practices    by  anyone sufficiently, interested,   and  of  such  inclination, who might be participating  the management ot\the con-  g in  vention.  The proposed convention differs from  all other' caucuses as it is not a party affair but one in which the whole voting  population'is to be represented, so that,  in one sense its endorsation may exert  an influence on the final issue.  It is essential that the representatives  to the convention should be representative of the voting strength of their pre-  cints.- The scale proposed is :  Nelson. 5; Toad Mountain, 1; Kaslo, 5;  New Denver, 3; Silverton, 1; Nakusp, 2;  .Revelstoke, C; Big Bend, 1; LJlecillewaet,  2; Glacier House, 1; Hall's Landing,  1; Fire Valley, 1; Trout Lake, 1;  Watson, 1; Three Forks, 2; Robson, 1;  Trail Creek, 2: Waneta, 1. Balfour, 1;  Ainsworth, 2; Pilot Bay, 1; Ryckerts, 1;  Lardeau City, 1. _  It may ho shown that in the event of-  this scale being adopted as proposed,  such a convention could lie controlled by  representatives from one-fourth of the  voters in the district. Take the following list with the representation given :  Glacier, 1 ; Tllecillewact, 2; Big Bend, 1;  Hall's Landing,  1;   Lardeau,  1;  I rout  Lake, 1; Robson, 1; Waneta, J; Balfour' 1;  ^il6t"Bay7T.^"Byck"crtsrl";SilvcM'ti)ivrl-;  Watson, 1; Toad Mountain, 1; Fire V alley, 1; Trail Creek. 2 ; Three Folks,  2 ;  Ainsworth, 2 ;���������Total 22.   Here is ,a majority of the delegates to the convention  -���������'whereas a liberal estimate of the  votes  ;l that would be polled at all of these places  would be 150.  The remaining places, viz.:   Nelson, 5;  Kaslo, 5 ; Revelstoke, 6; New Denver, 3;  " Nakusp, 2;���������Total 21.  'Representing an  electorate of probably 450 would be in a  minoiity in Ibis convention,  CURRENT COMMENTS.  The Nakusp Ledge states that the C.  P. R. will ere long invite tenders for the  construction of the connecting link be-  tween Nakusp and the terminus of the  R. & A. L. R., and that a prominent  contractor recognized by them is about  to figure on the necessary rock work.  The Nakusp Ledge states that from a  reliable source it has been learned that  the C. & K. S. N. Co. purpose erecting  very large wharves there in the spring,  the" cost of which will total up several  thousand dollars. '  The officials of the C. & K. S. N. company in Nelson had no knowledge of  any contemplated building at Nakusp  when the Mixer called upon them this  week..   Kaslo lteqiiire* a Kniik.  W. H. Walby of Kaslo is engineering  a petition around that town for signatures which he proposes presenting to  the: council praying its members to use  t heir influence to have a branch of either  the. Bank of Montreal of British Columbia established.  Commenting on the movement the  Examiner says :���������Under the present condition of affairs if a man has a cheque ot  even $K) to cash he generally has to  hawk it around for a couple of hours  and then probably pay somebody four  bits for accommodating him.   .  Close observers are of the opinion that  banking ��������� houses reach out to places  where business is to be done, and not to  places to which they are invited by  municipal councils. The better way to  secure a bank would be. to demonstrate  that a profitable business-- would attend  such a venture, which, business can not  be handled by the banks in Nelson.  T������  TIIK  PUBLIC:  On September 20th, ISM. the following gentlemen formed themselves info a syndicate for the  purpose of acquiring and developing the Boulder  Placer Claim,situate on Forty-Nino Creek, about  eight miles westerly from Nelson, West Kootenay  District, British Columbia:  J. A. KIRK, Civil Engineer;  J. F. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor;  R. B. DOUGAN, Miner ;  V. M. McLEOD, Barrister;  JOHN   ELLIOT, Barrister;  J. F. HUME, Merchant;  R. J. BEALEY, 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.   It is well known  that Forty-Nine Creek goid is worth ������18 an ounce  kaskim; ihm'sks.  Bank of Montreal  CAPITAL (al  UBST,  paid up), $aa.������iM>,������������������  ������,immmm>������  Sir   DONALD   A.   SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,....Vice-President  K. S. CLO USTON General Manager  Nelson  Branch:   N. W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York  and   Chicago and-in-theprincipal-citicsin-Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranters.  Gra     commercial and travelers' credits, available in any part of the .world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS  BANK  BRANCH.  Rate of interest at present 3} per cent.  (Sec copy of assay appended). The claim is half  a mile in length and TOO feet in breadth���������350 feet  on each side of the creek. At different times the  claim has been worked. G. M. Dawson, D. S.,  F. G. S., in the Annual Report (1887) of the Geological Survey of Canada, states: "In 1807, Forty  Nine Creek was reported to yield coarse gold to  to the value of ������0 to SIS, to the man. Bed rook  not worked." Since that date attempts at developing the the claim have been made, butfrom  lack of capital and proper appliances, only the  high ground, which contains tlie least quantity of  gold, was operated on, while the "pay streak,"  was not touched.  In August, 1892, Mit. R. 13. Douu-an acquired  the claim. With the aid of two men, and using  water with a head of about fifty-feet, ho placed a  sluice-box about sixty-feet iu length within about  two feet of bed-rock, > and made excavations  through the gravel. This work lias aided the  syndicate in obtaining reliable information as to  the nature of the claim. As a head of li i'ty-fcet 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���������sufti-'  cient to prove that a handsome prolit could be  obtained with the assistance of propur appliances.  (See Mu. Rich's report),! Mu. Uuugan iiuiao an  oiler of the property to the syndicate, a condition  being that it. should be developed. The syndicate  accepted his proposition, and secured in addition  a claim, called the St. George, one-half nule in  length, above ;' and another, tlie St. John, a quarter of a mile in length, below the Boulder claim.  They have thussecureda continuous claim of one  and one-quarter miles in length. These .proper-  tics are hold by lease, for a period of live years,  from the government. The lease can be renewed  by law, from tliiine to time, as required.  Mn. .1. W. TtiCE. superintendent of tlio IZouL-  onay Hydraulic works on the i'endd'Ovoille river I  in British Columbia, was then engaged to thoroughly prospect the claims ami LViJurt thereon.  (See report annexed) Mit. Kicn was accompanied  by Messrs. Kikic & l-Irrciin:, civil engineers, of  Nelson, who made a report on me work and plant,  required to ccpiip the claim wn a tlie  most eltici-  erit  appliances   for securing the gold.   (See the  report annexed)   At a meeting of the syndicate  hcidoiiNov. 8th. 1S!C, r. -..'.is resolved to take the  necessary   proceedings  to   obtain incorporation  under the name of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Company, Limltou. ^.ability, with the head oflice  at Nelson: capital slock,  ������100.1)00,  divided   into  20,000  shares  of  So  each : lo.OOO being ordinary  shares,  and .j.oOO   being preference shares, the  latter entitled to dividends of 10 per cent in priority   to  ordinary  shares.   The property is to be  purchased by  the company, and paid for by the  allotment to the syndicate of !>,000 fully paid up  snares,   ft  has been decided to otter for sale the  o,000 preference shares, with tlio understanding  thai applications for slock will not  be accepted  unless   accompanied   by   (>0  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    that    no  further  assessment   will   be  made, as  the amount to provide a thoroughly  efficient plant and cost of management have been  "carefully estimated.  The syndicate is taking advantage of the low  water to construct the dam and sluice boxes. It  is the intention to have everything ready to commence working the claim when there is a suliiei-  ent volume of water next spring, and to employ a  thoroughlv-cxpcrien c.cd_n ian_ as_ _supcrj.iit_ejidein\_  Respecting the probabiliiy of the property paying, the svndieatc believe that Mis. Rice's report  is a very conservative statement of its value. In  this connection the following quotations will be  of interest:  Pkofessok Dawson, iniiis 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 necessarily surpass in area that of the very  rich "��������� deposits,  .which   alone" pay for work with  and that, he was unable to test the bed-rock, owing to the amount of water, but adds that " tlie  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 savs: "Samples taken from over a large  area, including the surface, sides, aiulfoot 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 stated by Mit. Rice, as the working  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 a clear prolit of ������27,000, or Sl.'Jsi  per share on shares held by the syndicate, and  preference shares, in a season.  Applications lor Sl������������k.  Applications for ten per cent preference  stock, accompanied with 150 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  for such stock will be issued as soon as the charter is obtained, which will be in about two  months.  Further particulars will be furnished by the  secretary, Mis. G. W. Richardson, and all  papers and documents connected with the proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at his  oilice in Nelson.  J. FRED HUME,  J. F. HITCH US,  G. W. HICllARDSON,  Trustees in charge ot  afl'airs of Syndicate.  Solicitor: .J. ELLIOT.  Engineers: KIRK & RITCHIE.  Secretary: G. W. HICllARDSON.  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 dumping ground.  Welalls.  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-fifths of a mile up stream from the place selected for the sluice-boxes. At the head of the  channel a dam, about five feet high, will have to  be built across the stream to provide a regular  supply of water. Owing to the precipitous  nature of the ground' about 3,200 feet of the  channel will consist of a flume, with a grade of.  9.5 feet 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 sluice-boxes will be 500  feet long, with a grade of 9 inches in 12 feet.  From tlie lower end of the sluice-boxes the  fall increases rapidly, affording ample dumping  ground. Flans and profile showing details of the  work described are herewith submitted.  Cost.  Eleven hundredfect of steel piping and 2  monitors, with nozzles of 23,31, i, o and  (5-inch orifices, respectively, erected,  ready for working   ���������  Dam, flume, ditch, sluice-boxes (inclusive  of excavation) and house for workmen  Superintendence of construction, etc., 10  percent      1,000  $ 2,000  8,000  Mr. .1. r. lUce's Kvport.  The Nelson Hyjirauhc Mining Syndicate:  Gentlemen���������In pursuance of your instructions  to examine and report on your property on Forty-  Nino creek, near Nelson, British. Columbia, flic  working, value, and kind of' plant, required, t  herewith submit the following:  The property consists of one and one-quarter  miles in length along theeourso of the Forty-nine  eroelf 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, iilled 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 ridles favorable  for arresting the coarser particles of gold.  Tests made .in an open cut in the channel  gravel for a distance ot 70 feet gave returns of  one-half cent per pan. or about (50 cents per cubic  yard. Owing to the amount, of water I was unable to test the bed rock with flic facilities at my  command. The uneven nature of the bed-rock  and the character of gold distributed through-  the cm ;-.\; deposit, point to rich deposits i;i������i'avor-  cd places on the bottom.  ���������'I no channel gold is heavy, of ;i flat, angular  slur./:, comparatively coarse, and oi?a character  to wive in the sluices." The run bars or banks, on  either side, are in'-plnccs extensive deposits that  vary in depth and extent, in some places showing  a depth of 40 to 60 feet, and extending over several acres, consisting for the most part of a finer  gravel than that of uhe channel, and an occasional strata of sandy clay, which varies in thickness  from a few inches to several feet. Gold is disseminated through lIio entire deposit, from grains at  the surface lo 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 banks, and the  surface of the channel, gave an average of 20  cents nor cubic yard.  A large number of places along the creek  have been partially worked by the primitive  means of the early miner, such as the pan, hand-  sluicc, and the rocker. The surface, however, is  only skimmed in places.. The only attempt to  exploit the channel has been on the company's  ground by Mi*. Dougan, mainly by man power,  whose returns, from what data I could gather,  averaged about SO cents per cubic yard.  The conditions of profitable working depend  mainly on a large water supply at high pressure,  fpgrade necessary for the sluices, and ample dump  for the tailings. The water supply, from all information and data that could be gathered, is  confined to the period between March and July,  or between three and four months,'which in'this  case would be the length of the working season.  The supply for that period seems to be ample.  By the construction of a Hume and  ditch of four-fifths of a mile in length a vertical pressure of ;J00 feet is obtained,- ample  for all purposes. The ditch and flume should  have a carrying capacity of 000 miner's inches.  All details of grade, materials, and construction  are embodied in the appended plan by Messrs.  ICikic & Ritchie.    ' - 0   ln.order_to.obtaiii_the.rcqiusil.e_dump,.and_to_  boltoni the channel at the points of exploitation,  a bed-rock cut of 250 feet, in length,'in connection  with 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 9 inches  per box of"12 feet. This gives a dump of b' feet,  which may be added to and increased by continuing the sluices on the same grade as'the dump  rises to their level. The mode of construction and  class of material are 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 difficulties surmounted in providing  water for hydraulic mining fn other places,  Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: Ditch  and flume, 11 miles.  ' La Grange Ditch & Hydraulic Mining Com-  panp, Tuolumne county, California: Ditches, 100  miles: flumes, 15 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_  CI), 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  LOSS feet, long and SO feet high.  El' Dorado Water & Deep Gravel Mining  Company, California :   Main ditch, 10 miles.  Buckeye Company, California : Ditches, 35  miles; capacity, 2,5000: cost, ������120,000.    ���������  The details respecting the California companies are taken from the report'of the state Mining  Bureau for 18S9. 'I lie same report gives with  other statistics, the following resume of work  done by the La Grange Company, on all its claims  from June 1st, 1S!)I, to September 3tith, IS70. -  DlSIIURSUMENTS  "Water, labor, etc  S13G,!)12 80  O  Per cubic yard  (i  Per ounce of metal produced  13 80  Average value of the ounce of metal produced  19 26  Average  yield  per  cubic yard of  ground  10 19  The above tremcndous'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 respcctfullv,  KIRK & lUTCniK,  '��������� Civil Engineers.  !���������������!  6  i g  -- n\  ���������SV  co  B  ���������Ji  D  rf  J  ~  O  pr  fi  !  rr  3 CE  j^  ���������J-3  g  o  :S  ��������� o  C  O  BANK OF  THE ONTARIO   ELECTIONS.  The Protestant Protective Association  made its influence felt in the municipal  elections throughout Ontario, electing  its nominee for the mayoralty in both  Toronto atid Hamilton against big odds.  It is much to be regretted that sober-  minded citizens should deem it necessary to form'1 such an association the  very existence of "which must intensify  the religions and race prejudices, which  have stood in the way of any tiling like a  true unification of .the. Eastern Canadian  provinces, but it is equally to be regretted that those whom they have organized to work against should have so far  exceeded reasonable tactics as to call for  the creation of a counter organization.  There is every reason to believe that  the influence of the P. P. A. will go  against the. Mowat administration-  With this influence against him and the  Patrons of Industry as a distinct force  in the forthcoming contest, the odds are  in favor of Meredith the Opposition  leader, who rode the protestant horse a  poor second in the last election race.  Another difficulty which threatens  Mowat is the temperance or Prohibition  question. He has been averse to any  temperance legislation, but was compelled to allow a plebiscite on the prohibi-  BRITISH COLOMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, i86a.)  CAPITAL (l������ill������l up), JK������lHMHM>    ���������  (With puwer to incrense.)  iti:si:itvi; n ni>, *:>������<mmh>    .  ������iC,'.<r,'(l,(HM)  i,','������.-,..$:r:(  '    Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  Canada���������"Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Ka'mloops.',  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  nia, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England. ���������  AGENTS AID CORRESPONDENTS:   .  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches: Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson's Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia. '   ���������  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New Yoi-k:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  QAVINGS  DEPARTMENT-  DEPOSITS received at ������1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3h per cent,  per annum. u  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.,  primitive methods, and with the cost, of supplies  and labor at high prices. Thus the cheapening of  these essentials, produced by improved means of  communication and by the settlement of the  country, coupled with the attending facilities for  bringing heaver machinery- and appliances into  use, will enable the profitable working of greatly  extended acres."  In the same report 31k. Dawson   also says :  "There arc quite a number of valleys iu which,  though the bed of the present stream has proven  rich, the deep ground or old channel has not, yet  been reached, or if reached lias not been satisfactorily, tested.   In all these cases it requires only  more effective machinery and greater engineer-!  ing  skill   to   be   brought  to bear, to attain and i  work the deposits referred to. and it is likely that I  many  of  them will pay well when such means j  can be applied at a reasonable cost." " -   .      |  The following is from Van  Wagencn's Man-;  ual of Hydraulic Mining:   "Hydraulic  mining i  presents fewer  risks and more certainties than I  any other department  of mining, other things !  being equal.   It is simply a question of^ moving  gravel or soil from one place to "another.    Given i  therefore, in- addition to an abundance of water i  to move and wash1 the gravel, ample space to ',  deposit it again after it has been washed, and the ,  problem of obtaining a prolit has been reduced to ;  a mimimum.   As an example, the gold bearing ;  veins of the western United States have an aver- ;  value of about  ten - dollars per ton of quartz ex- .  traded, which ten dollars can  bo. mined, trans-'  ported to the mill, crushed, amalgamated refiimd i  and sold at a gross cost of about eightJdollar.s per j  ton, or eighty per cent. The same gold vein after !  passing through the labralory of nature, will con- '���������  sist of a gravel bed or deposit, worth about twen- j  ty cents ner ton, which twenty cents may'be secured and' marketed at aeost of not over iive cents  or twentv-rive per cent. Other things being equal  therefore, hydraulic mining present's three times-  the chance for profit that i* found in gold-quartz  mining, andone-third the risk, with tlie additional advantage that the extent and richness of the  gravel bed may be completely studied and ascertained before working it, and at a slight cost,  while vein- mining is from the first to last, an experiment and a chance.   The records of mining  show that over seventy-fiive per cent of all the  gold mined within history has been derived from  the working of gravel beds."  Working; Ciiiiaeit}'.   b  The duty of a miner's inch varies with difl'cr-  eht conditions, running from '.i to f cubic yards to  25 and 30 per day, the latter result being obtained  under highly satisfactory conditions. In this case  after the clearing of the channel, the maximum  capacity should not. be less than 3,000 cubic yard*  per twenty-four hours with a sluice head of 1,000  inches, or:i yards tolhc inch. In most hydraulic  mines the result exceeds this figure, from a number of California mines, taken at, random, the  work averages 5i cubic yards per inch, per twenty  four hours. *  The cost of working varies with the amount,  and character of material handled, lieighL of  li'inks, etc. In ordinary cases, with plenty of  water, dump, and other facilities, ground that.  will average ;"> cents per yard pays a good proliit.  The North Bloom Held mine, ,in Nevada county,  California, has worked ground fur several years  at an average value of 3 cents per yard1.  o c  " o  ���������3������  "5 '.  c o  P ~;  '"������  C  r.  rJ2  ;o ��������� ���������  , ^  10  ���������S-I    ���������     ���������  D  :g : :  <  o  >  a  f  ���������00    ���������    ���������  o  o  o  - p  a*  t-CO :  , m  ���������< 'i  M c  ���������jj   -<  Boll  ������. ������ O  i  o  O  Erf  ~s^���������rTj���������.���������r-  'it  ��������� 01  o  :C0  :I0  THERE-ARE THOUSANDS IN IT.  .llacliiiici\V.  -The machinery necessary- will consist, of a  pipe line of about l.OoO feet in length and two  monitors or giants. .All, of the details of size,  gauge, and construction of pressure-box arc fur.  nislied in the appended plan.  While  the  dump   and. grade of the sluices  leave .something to be desired, the condition are;.  in the main, favorable, and with  intelligent and i  skillful management there is no question as to n i  profitable result.     - i  Much   is  due  Mkssks.   KntK-&   Uitcihe, I  whose intelligent and skillful work made accurate estimates possible. -        |  1 am, gentlemen, yours respectfiillv, ���������  -    J. F. Bice. '���������  Kiiiird ol' (lie <;<������l������l which Forty-Nine Creek  .   <;ave up in (lie ICui'ly Hays.  The following letter was received this  week by..!.-Fred Hnrne, one of the trustees of the Nelsfqii Hydraulic Mining  Company, from an old timer who worked on the company's property in the  .early days.  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, Dec; 2nd, 1893.  Dear Sir1.���������Yours of the ISth at hand  and contents"noted. I, with several  others worked on Forty Nine Creek in  the years 1S07-S-9. . We "made from $6 to  I>e<ails ami Ksliinnlc ol' Co.>t.  BY MKSSKS. KIHK & KITCUIK.  PrnlialiU: Output ami Kctiirns.  Mr. Rice reports that "an-open cut in the  channel  gravel for   a distance of seven ty feet. _   . .  gave returns of about CO cents per cubic yardv" j it is estimated that 95 per cent of the gold can be  The Nelson Hvdiiaumc Mixing Syndicate:  in accordance with Mit. It ice's instructions,  we present the following statement of details and  estimate of cost of construction of hydraulic  plant, of most approved design, on Fortv-Nine  Creek.  - Hydraulic mining is carried on by propelling  a jet of water, under heavy pressure, on gold-  bearing gravel deposits, The gravel being disin-  tergrated by this process and carried with the  water through the sluice-boxes. In its passage  the gold drops, owing to its great weight, into  receptacles provided therefore, and the refuse  gravel is deposited in a dump at the end of  the    sluice.boxcs.      "With    proper    appliances.  $12 per day.    We  worked with sluices  and   rockers,   the   old   fashioned   way.  Wages were $-l.;to $8 per day..  Most of '  our-inining was done on the creek where  your company has located.    The gold .  was coarse and some good crevices were  found.'  I knew two men to make $1!j00 .���������  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.      Tlie;, largest   nugget    we  found weighed $20: many other's  were  from $2,50 to $12 and $18.    We sold our  dust for $ IS per oz.    Iain convinced  if  said ground  is worked   in  a scientific  manner that you have ajjood thing.  Yours very truly  Richard Fry. THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY  13,   1894.  "*=6������  A BEOKEN LEDGE  "Turns them to shape,  and  gives   to airy  nothing a local hnbitation and a name.���������Shake's  ���������li- s.l  K. DEWDNEY.  CANADA  FBOVINCIC OF  BJtmsif COLUMBIA.  To our faithful, the Al embers elected to serve in  the Legislative Assembly of our Province of  British Columbia, at our City of Victoria.���������  Gukktinu.  A 1'IIOCLAMATION.  Tiieodoke Davik,\ \I7JIERKAS W'carcdes-  Attorney-Geiicral, J ������V irous and resolved, as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our Province of British Columbia, and to have their  advice in Our Legislature:  NOW KNOW YE. that for divers causes and  considerations, and taking into consideration the  case and convenience of Our loving subjects. We  have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our  Executive Council of the Province of British Col  unibia, do hereby convoke, and by these presents  enjoin you, and cash of you. that on Thursday,  the Eighteenth day ef the month of .January, one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-four) you  meet-Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament  of Our said Province, at Our Citv of Victoria,  FOB TIIK DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat  do, act, and conclude upon those things which in  Our Legislature of the Province of lb-it ish Columbia, by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be ordained.  In Testimony Whereof, "WoUhave caused  these Our betters to be made Patent,, and  the Great Seal of the Province to be hereunto aflixed: Witness, the Honorable  Eugak Df.wdnky, Lieutenant-Governor of  Our said Province of British Columbia, in  Our City of Victoria, in our said Province,  this Fourteenth day of December, in the  year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, and in the n'fty-sev-  ciuh year of Our reign.  By Command,  JAMES  BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  more frequent and regular sittings of  the county court, a statement of the  losses through the laws delay, will doubtless supply it.  The Miner lms not i tneived any inside  information on tlie subject but it surmises that in conform it/ with the above,  the faithful and the unfaithful memlu-rs  ���������of the Provincial Lrgi.-inture will get  down to business in ihe manner prescribed and by the favor of God ordained.  It is likely thai, afior .1-.. ening to the  delivery of ihe speech iYuui the throne,  the members will lie nn is.-i:sd a lew days  holidays. Theytfi-iiei aiiy .:."i!. as speeches  from the throne invari.ubly intoxicate  the new members with l.":eir rosiness,  while the old hands a:;.: L;: ubled by .the  ' ominous echoes of previous speeches  which successively served their pur-pose  in eliciting' a round i.f applause from  government; supporters and becoming  empty, meaningless u!ic:.-i:ices.  Some months ago a government agent  was sent info West Kootenay to take  an abstract of all mineral titles, for the  purpose of reference in Arictoria. An  expenditure solely for the convenience  of Victorians. It. was a wise expenditure, but if the Provincial government  does not wish to deserve the name of  being a Victorian council, actuated  wholly and solely in all they do by a desire to serve the city of Victoria, they  will give West Kootenay a land registry  office, stationed at Nelson. The electors  of West Kootenay may not taise any  objection to the expenditure of large  sums of money for the beautifying of  Victoria with Parliament buildings  thrust upon the province prematurely  but they object to a system which withholds from them necessary legal machinery for the carrying on of the business of the district, and the persuasive  eloquence of the premier' and his cabinet  combined will not convince them that  they are ill deserving of or do not require a land registry office for the district at Nelson.  J. FRED. HUME & CO  General Merchants,  Tt has not been" a.-..-<-,.' ained as yet  whether the compilers <>f the speech  from the throne throw any light upon  the mysterious disappearance- of the  member for West Kootenay, whose nonappearance has caused his faithful constituents in the suit; lu-i n portion of the  district, much anxiety and alarm. It is  to be hoped that in the recapitulation  of the provincial resources this legislative jewel may not he (indited. Such a  circumstance might breed the convict ion   that-siuce-lie-=ani)ou:ic(-'ff-hi.s-inti.'ntion-to  "let'er-flicker" this-   bright  genius  had  dickered out.  If there be in the legislature one who  wishes to earn the gratitude of West  Kootenay, let him set the wheels agoing  which will give the district a resident  judge. It is the only thing which will  secure for the district sufficient sessions  of the county court to.carry on the business of district. When the Premier  visited Nelson last he intfiliated that  there would be a county court session in  Nelson every sixty days at the outside.  The last session of the county court  held in Nelson occurred in September.  Thecnext will not follow till May. Theodore Davie may, like Premier Mowat  of Ontario, have taken the matter'into  "his serious consideration" but-certain  it is that the "mills of the gods grind  exceedingly slow".  By reason of its importance the pecu-  ,* liar nature of its location, bordering- the  United States, and the extent of its territories, West Kootenay should have a  resident Judge. Members of the. legislature cannot plead ignorance of the district's wants in this respect, nor can they  defend the withholding of the district's  demands. It will not'be sufficient on  the dawn of the next election contest to  tell the electors that the government  has done this or that. Unless'its sup-  dorters gft si vigorous move on themselves the electors of West Kootenay  ' will be. utile to confront the government  members with many tilings which they  ought to have done and did not. Let us  have a resident Judge by all means. A  large percentage of the people with  whom Kootenay merchants are coni-  . polled to du business are birds of passage and if there should he wanting any  r. a-.-o:i ���������  ,.'-y   tl:c  It is manifestly absurd that when an  intending purchaser wishes to search the  record of Nelson. Kaslo or New Denver  property, he should be obliged to seek  the Registry office in Victoria. If it is  desired to make a transfer and complete  the same with anything approaching  dispatch, the par-ties to the transaction  are put to the expense of telegraphing  to Victoria. If they are. content to have  the business transacted in the ordinary  manner, sufficient time elapses during  the transit through the mails and their  stay in the. Victoria office, of the necessary papers, that real estate deals become matters of ancient history before  they can be completed.  f QLITIOAL CHRONICLES,  CHATTER I.  1 Now it came to pass, that t he day  when the present judges should cease  to reign  over  the people,   approached.  2 So the people, began to bestir themselves, and say one to another, whom  shall we send up to be a, judge for us.  3 Now there lived in the land a certain  scribe, one John, stirnamed Hew Stone,  who spake unto himself, arid said :  4 For what hath a man in these days  for his labor-, if he hat h naught to say in  the councils of the people, if he cannot,  glean in tin? public harvest fields.  5 As it happeneth to the fool, so shall  it happen unto me.  6 T have been but. as a hiding place for  the wind, a screech owl crying to the  rocks. .   .   .  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 sell 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 Vemon Street, NELSON, B. C.  INKS  Stephen's Writing  and Copying, in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints,  TURNER BROS.  Staffbrds' Combined Black.  Carmine.  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink. .  Dalley's Fiost Proot   Ink.  W. A.  JOWETT  Mining ai)d I^ea) Estate proker  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  REl'HESENTINO  Ha 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B. 0.  The Confederation Life Association, tlie 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 IN ADDITION  "A  "A"  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  \\". A. Jovvett, agciit for Xelson and district,  or Inn eg & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  AV. A.  JOWETT,  Killing cn:l Seal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent,  AT $125.00  AND  UPWARDS.  JOSKI'HINE STREETS. NELSON, B.C.  .we-:i������e<ui<.  E.  C. AllTHUU, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN',   Etc.,  Co RON KR l-'OR WEST KOOTENAY,  Ollii'.e over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,--'   ,.  Nelson, B.C.  7 Those in high places listen not to my  voice!, Now therefore 1 will gather my  brethcrn together, to put those in high  places, who will haiken unto me.  8 I will give them pastors according'  to mine own heart, whom I will feed  with knowledge and understanding.  9 Wherefore, O ye people, give ear  unto me.  10 Gather ye together, every tribe at.  its own city, listen to the words, which  I send unto you.  11 Choose ye your headmen, each tribe  according to the.numbers I have said.  12 Let them gird up their- loins, gather  together their scrip, bringing with them  their seal of office, and hasten unto the  city which I have appointed.  .CHAPTER II.  1 But when the people of the land  heard the., words of the scribe, and saw  the tablets on which it was written,  they waxed exceedingly wroth:  2 Saying one to another, Who is this  man that saith, Dance when I pipe unto  you.    Come when I call unto you ?  3 What, manner of people thinks' he,  run upand down these mountains ?  4 Are w'e but cattle, driven with the  herder's rod ?  5 AVho hath set this man up for a  ruler and a judge?  b' After this-manner spake the men of  the different tribes.  7 But when their anger had ceased,  they laughed among themselves, saying:  S' The gall of this man hath, no bitterness, it savorth of the pleasantness of a  joke.     .  9 Let him that wisheth to sit iu high  places come forward, that we may size  him up. Him will we esteem or condemn. . .,"'.-  10 And they each went his way,,every  one to his own saloon, and those who  had shekels gave them to the dispenser  of drinks for- refreshment, and those  who luul not. subscribed their names on  Yl   lahau,  m. r>.,  Physician and Sukg-kon,  Rooms 15 and   1,   Houston  Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone   12."  A       S.  GOING,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND  PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C  MIMXCJ.  ij nature and Pianos,  Wo carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and olllccs.   Mattresses made to order, and  at, prices lower than eastern and coast.  We are also  agents  for  EVAN'S   PIANOS   AND   DOillCKTY  ORGANS.  JAti������H  NALD  NELSON   STORE :  \'o. -1. HonsdMi ������V 3nl< !:tiiM3n:i, .l<tsi'l>liiii<' SI!'<'������'I.  Beware of Cheap  Chinese Sugar,  t"  First-Clas Goods Only  at-the  HUDSON'S     BAY    GOiWANY,  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS   KOU  Hiram'Walker & Son's,  Distillers'  Jos. Sclilitz Browing Co.       Fort Garry Flour Mills  Milwaukee, U.S. Manitoba  P. O. box GO.  Telephone 24.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  T    F.   BLEDSOE,  .   EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson,  B.C.  o  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN  THE  152-52 AMERICAN CAM1JS.  R.  C.  CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on.    All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  , bought and sold.   Box 731,Vancouver, B.'C.  M.  S. DAVYS.  "mining engineer,  and assayer.  Offices Victoria Street.  NJ5LS0N, B. C.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made."   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  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.  SQUIRE,  Corner Ward and Baker Streets,.  ���������o

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