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 1  The  .Hilies  in  Kooiemty arc  AciMiissi  I lie Itlchest  in  America.  THE  m  I  t:k>������i  es  ������re  -.iz'u-iir-.u  i������  in <;������  ������l.  Silver,  V  >l������l>er,  ������nd  s,<  ail.  Whole Mummer 183.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,   February   1;,   1894.  MiMUfa.%acp������g:iBgmi ������*:awaj������fax:nLi.rcn73rsEacczs't!gpfeaCcrg'ja  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,   Hardware,  and  Miners' supplies afford.  G, A. BIGELOW & CO.  last  Baker Street,  Carry Complete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors and  Cigars  handled to the  Tradu only, ��������� .  Agents \for Anheliser-Buslr (St; Louis)  Beer, the best Made in America.  ->������   NELSON.  H  we  rtftl  SEEN   THE������  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  an^  Silverware, sHoWij \r\ ihe  1A/arerooijts   of  JACOB   DOVER,  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKEK   STREET,  NELSON".   B. C.  ill  ON  MATTEES   CONCERNING c THAT !  GOVERNMENT AT VICTORIA.       j  The Interests of  Cl.-uiiilloii  lo )>������>, *��������� Project- I  1  ������'<l" try Vernon in his Kill lo Convey u  THIe l<������ llie l're emptor* of llie Three  forks Townsite.  The band  will  ltu  in  attendance  and  render the following pr'ogi-aninii!:���������  March���������The Pass Section. Chamber.-:.  Overture���������lJIiintii!ion Medley.  - Pettee.  Andante unci Wnllz���������tiobra Las-Olos. Kosas.  JJaritone Solo���������The llcrrnit. Sonsa.  By C. Sproule.  Overture���������Itcminiscecnses of Bellini. 1). Godfrey  Andante��������� Waltz���������Le-Pelu. Bleu.   .L. Do Wonzel.  Overture��������� Mill limn. "        Reeves'.  Andante and Waltz���������Saiui.-igo. D. Corbin.  CastagnetK and Tambours.  by T- A.'.Mills a dW,J. Sully.  Overture��������� MunLintj Scene. C. Buecalossi  A descriptive piece showing the siart and finish  of an old linylish hum.  Waltz���������Bavcna. Pettcc.  Overture���������In aClock Store. C.J. Orth  Dioscriptivo Gloeks and Bells, by difl'erem members of the Band.  Gallop Beauty. Reeves  LUG JOHN FOILED AGAIN  -IN AN ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE IN A  CONVENTION RESOLUTION.  Capt. Fitzstubbs is back in town having turned his.back upon the capital on  Saturday last.  In conversing upon the subject of redistribution he said he was unable to arrive at any conclusion with respect to  what representation West Kootenay  would be allowed in the next provincial  parliament. Referring to the rumor  that the provincial electorial districts  were to be divided into ridings, he said  he did not believe that such would be  done, as he had not been consulted respect ing the division.of West Kootenay,  and had such a move been contemplated  he Felt, convinced he would have been  consulted while in Victoria.  In connection with Mr. Vernon's intention of asking the house to issue a  cmwri grant to the nre-emptors of the  Inree Forks townsite, the Gold Commissioner assured the Mixer that the government was quite aware of the priority  ot claim held by the locator of the mineral claim "Sarah.Jane." The government is aware that there is an overlapping of the pre-emption and mineral location, but Mr. Vernon was represented  a.s saying thai the interests of Mr. Hamilton the locator of the mineral claim  would be safe-guarded by the government.  Concerning any application for an  hospital at Kaslo the.Gold Commissioner  had heard nothing but in the event of  such an application being made he hardly thought, it would 'meet with the approval of the government. Personally  he-was opposed to the system of scattering small public appropriations over  large areas. A' Kaslo hospital would  not meet any demand not already met  by an hospital in Nelson. When the  country advances and un hospital for  miners is required it,would he more convenient if situated at some point nearer  the mines than Kaslo.  NEW ENGLAND DINNEE.  Boston Brown Bread.  White Broad.  KOASTS.  Beef. Pork.     .  _   . u!,      MEAT ITES."  Chicken-Pie. Beef  Pie.  COLD   MEATS.  Ham. -       Tongue. Beef.'  SAUCl'"S  Cranberry.     ' * Apple.  at     i     -��������� \-> \   , VEGETABLES.  Mashed Potatoes Stewed Tomatoes.  Corn. Baked Beans.  Tioeeediiiss al Kaslo which iitissls-j-.te how  IVai-.es in VTe.sl Kooicii.-t.v are Iiliiiiceil  to ICmtoi-se Hit: Iloiisfouiaii Convention,  win-ii Ihe (Mot is Successful.  WEST KOOTENAY DIVIDED  AND WILL HAVE BUT TWO MEMBEKS  . IN VICTORIA.  Southern Kootenay, villi Three. Times Ihe  Voting Strength has ltnl. Ihe Same Representation sis is tiiveii the .Northern  Kill ins;. -One Member ICnch.  KOOTENAY'S REPRESENTATION.  A   <;<k vein men t   .>|em ���������   Amioiiiiees    that  Kooteiiny win he lairly Trc.iteil.  W. A. Jowett, who i-eturned on Wednesday from the coast was sounded by  _t!ie_ MiNEK,_uespecti 11 g-w-hat-t-reat-m e n t- -  West Kootenay was likely to--'receive  under the terms of the proposed redistribution bill.  Jowett had'endeavored to probe this  matter while on the coast but with only  rndiiierent success. From conversations  he has had with members of the government he is satisfied that government  members have been in caucus over the  b II already. In conversation with one  member in particular' Mr. Jowett was  assured that West Kootenay would have  no cause for complaint-, with the provisions of the bill. .Jowett. explained that  theie would be a large-sized kick if additional representation was not given  but. the member only repealed that  W est Kootenay would have no cause to  complarn refusing <o say whet her in the  next legislature the district would have  two or three members.  In potting this and that together however Mr. Jowett is of opinion that unless  some new influence is brought to bear  upon the government, the district will  nave but two representatives instead of  nree. -  Victoria, B. C, Feb. 16.���������[Special to  the Miner.] The terms of the Davie  government's redistribution hill became  known to-day. Contrary to the expectations of many the district of West.  Kootenay  is divided, into two ridings  making it practically North and South  Kootenay.  Under- the provisions of the Bill the  numerical strength of the house remains  the same, consisting of thirty-three  members of- which the mainland, will  have nineteen and the island fourteen  members. The division of the former  district of West Kootenay into ridings  is to be accomplished in the following  manner. Commencing at the western  boundary of theklistrict, the fiftieth parallel is to const itirte'the boundary north  and soul has far east as the divide between the Arrow and Slocaii Lukes, from  this point tlie dividing line is to be continued on the watersheds to the eastern  boundary of the district. This will throw  Nakusp into the northern riding and  New Denver into the. southern riding,  and in votingstrength though but equal  in representation the southern riding  will outnumber the northern' riding-  three to one.   The_HilUuo_doul)t_\v.i!l-axplain-iietails  more fully. At present we cannot say-  in what riding Trout Lake will be, on the  incomplete information before us, and  following what are known now us  the principal watersheds���������suy as shown  in Mr. Perry's map���������it is possible that  Trout Lake may be in the south riding.  "   OLD FATHER ANTIC  Pumpkin.  Fruit,  PIES.  Lemon.  Apple.  Assorted  Cakes.  Cheese,  TEA 'MSD COI-'I-'EE  Cranberry.  Crackers.  Shifts his Position in the fuse ol" the Xnhusp  Slnl>!>iiiK  Allair.  John Sandholiii, the Nakusp carver  who stabbed John Hector in a saloon in  Nakusp some time ago was brought before Judge Sproiit on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.  In the investigation it. was brought  on'; that the assault was in a manner'  premeditated. Sandholin was told to go  out.of the saloon by Hector,'who was  behind the bar. He is reported as replying to the bar-tender : " If you come to  put me out you won't go back alive."  The.bar-tender- then endeavored to eject  the. man, and was stabbed a couple of  times, as a result.  , The prisoner was anxious to be sentenced by Judge Sproat-but the latter  considered that it was too grave an  offence for a six  months'  term,  and  he  committed the prisoner for trial at the  i next court  of competite.nt jurisdiction  j on a charge of assaulting and  occasioning actual bodily'harm.    The maximum  I penalty for offences of this nature is im-  ! prisonnient for three years.  i  -. ,__J  ! The larder of the " Shack " was raided  ' this week the thieves carrving'off con-  ; siderable provisions. "  As so many weeks intervene between  this and the date set for the -Houston-  ian convention it is not unlikely that  the event may yet be pulled off.  The people in three or four places have  declared against the scheme but as those  opposed to the convention have no pet  schemes to lobby through the house  they cannot he expected to evince the  same interest, in the convention as its  promoters, who have, and who have al.  ready evinced a readiness to pack meet-  ings with a view to commit ihe district  to their little pet hobby. New Denver  renounced the convention, but a little  wire pulling secured a snap verdict in  its favor, the same game will doubtless  be tried in other places, probably with  equal success.  The little, plot was sprung on the Kaslo electors but they tumbled to the j-sinie  and would have none of i;. King John  -visited his rebellious subjects in that  town last, week. Strangely enough a  public meetjng was held to consider���������  well it was given out, as a blind���������the  question of municipal taxation, In memorialize the city council to exempt improvements from taxation. A bout tony  or fifty attended the meeting, bm .when  th" citizens were brought together those  who were responsible' for tho meeting  could not be found.  MTiyor Kane  was voted into the chair  and was requested to explain the system  of  municipal   taxation.     He   informed  the meeting that  the council had taxed  the  l.-'iid and  improvements to  the full  limit .dlowed' by law, and couid  imtex-  | empt anything as tlie council  requited.  I all ihe revenue it could collect:.  |    The   Hireling  dragged   aiong  after-.a  j fashion, when   one of the clique moved  I that it  be adjourned and turned into  a  political meeting. -This was asserued to  and a  resolution was introduced lo  the  effect   "'That    as   West    Kootenay   had  over- 1200 voters on the list, of whom 450  were   in   Kaslo   this   meeting   strongly  urges ils claim for additional representation, and  that,   this  resolvtion   be  tele-  grapl    ' :o the government at Victoria."  This   was amended by   William   Baillie,  setting  out,   that   the  district   of   West  Kootenay should   have   three  members  in the  legislature   instead of one. as  at  :p resen tyaiuriirl his-shapc" the" result it ftTnr  was passed by the meeting.  j    At this stage the plot of  the meeting  j \v::r> disclosed, when it.  was moved  that  I tho moeui'.g  should approve of the plan  j of going into   convention   with the  rest  | of the ,''-!riet   for the selection  of can-'  ! didat'es.   An ixplanation of the motion  was  demanded, and after  considerable  shuffling it came out, through W. Saunders  that  it was an attempt to secure  recognition for the Houston-Hume" con-  \e.".'on. and   Saunders moved a  resolution in acc-rdaiice wiih this scheme.    ,.  j-: .  ' '.^ is saidthat. there was some animated disei'-sion some time subsequent  to   ">" -   .ving'of the resolution,  which  was   vigorously   apposed   by    William  Bailie and (l. 0. Buchanan.  ���������    This convention scheme had been laid  j on tiie shelf by a public meeting .called  I for its  consideration, so that   despite an  jorgani;:: "  attempt to shove it "through  | the  meeting it was again put to sleep,  the  m"';;ig adjourning  for one week  when it will be considered again.   =  The pi...srstency with which the Hous-  tonif.rr.H" te has endeavored to force its  conwii.. .i'i on the district is.the best, evidence V' - people can have as the size,  quality and number of axes which it has  to grind on'the political stone.:  The above is the menu of the New  England dinner which is being tendered  to the. fire department on Thursday  evening in the Fire hall by the ladies of  Nelson.L  Dinner^ will be served between the  hours of oJO and 8.30 o'clock. The ladies'"  scheme offers a good dinner and an opportunity of chipping into the fire fund.  Latest advices from Victoria indicate  that the dispute over- the McGillivray-  town site will soon be settled... A hitch  iu the proceedings occurred but the compromise bids fair of being accomplished.  Constable Miles;.is endeavoring to locate one and a half Ccises of coal oil  which was recently taken from the btfice  of the Hall mines company. The oil was  the property of Edward Applewaite.  A .Miner's   Fiiner;il.  The body, of R. C. Conway, a .miner  employed on the Washington, was taken  out to Marcus, Washington, over ..the  N._& F. S. Tuesday morning. All the  miners emr'oyed " on the Washington .  accompanied the remains r.o Kaslo.  Conway ������- .; member of the Oddfellows  society, ar.d.at Kaslo .-ill the members of  that soi: '_. were gathered together to  accompany tlie remains from'William-  s>on"s undertaking e-iahiishment lo the  steamer' en route -for X'-Ison. (J. O.  Buchanan was marshall of the Oddfellows procession, and th" funeral services  were conducted by Hev. Martin."  Ei E. Phair vi.-ind Kaslo Tuesday.' It  is said with ;i view of taking over the,  Hotel Sioe.i;:.  G-. O. Bui l-anan addressed a  political  meeting at Turee For ks on Friday evening.    He confined his remarks to"the re-  , distribution bill, explaining West Koote-  ��������� nay's (.-hums for additional  representation. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17,  [894.  ^ir  SECURES   THE   CONSIDERATION   OF  THE-SEIGNORAGE BILL.  The Probabilities are thai Sllaini's Hill  will he Shorn ol- its 'lost Dangerous  Features Keiore il is Allowed Iu Pass  llie |i. !������. Congress.  'Washington, Feb. S.���������The deadlock  ������on Mr.- Bland's silver seigniorage bill  ���������was broken after four hours' continuous  filibustering to-day, when, by a vote of  T7() to J, the house carried Mr. Bland's  motion, going into committee of the  whole for consideration of the bill. On  the final' vote 10 republicans and all the  populists voted with him, while 22democrats joined with Ihe republicans in refusing to vote. It is thoroughly under--1  stood' that quite a number of the democrats who voted with Mr. Bland were  not iu favor of certain modifications of  the bill, althoughcthey would not carry  their opposition to the extent of voting  against its consideration. .It is also well  known that Secretary Carli.-ie-and. the  administration are generally opposed to  the bill in its present form. Alter consideration of the bill began. Carlisle arrived at the capitol and had a conference,  with several leading democrats iu the  house, as well as those democrats who  were filibustering, and just before adjournment the "announcement was officially made on the floor by Mr. Tracey  tha: no further attempt to iilibuster  against; consideration of the bill would  be  oiade.  ���������- This is taken to mean that a compromise has been agreed upon and certain-  concessions will be made in line with the  suggest ions of Carlisle, who, while represented as not being against the coinage of silver seigniorage, yet insists that  the discretionary po'wer 'ought to be  lodged with ihe secretary of the treasury  at).mi issuing the seigniorage, either in  tin- form of eeri i heat es or coin, so it,  would not be injected in a lump into the  circulating medium of llu^country. After tiie adoption of the motion to go into  committee of the whole, Mr. Hatch look  tlie chair and Mr. Bland took the floor,  in"advocacy of the bill. He entered at  once upon an explanation of the provis  ions of  the hi!  it without- concluding  hi-, speech. Mr. fjlnnd yielded to the motion that thocoiuniiUee rise, an arrangement having been made that the iilibuster was to cease!  THE WILSON BILL.  WS;2.i)������HhlIe.SK Keveive AniciisStMtiiils  Before  Passing ike Seiutlt-.  . "Wasujngton. Feb, 10���������The development of today's work in the. senate finance sub-committee indicate ihat ihe. income tax will carry, the whisky bonded  period will be extended t wo years longer,  and t!u: free list much   curiailed.    The  ~coi'ri'nTit.toe-has-had-in-vie-w-a���������bi-11���������w-hich-  will meet the revenue requirements and  prevent another "resort Lo bond issue.  Pursuant to this purpose thei-e is little  dor.'1! that the committee has concluded  to selain the income fax and a duty on  sugar. Louisiana senators are so urgent  in their, demands that the committee  will lind it difficult-to refuse a report  favoring a duty on sugar.    The. commit-  . tee is considering the probability that  some, changes will be insisted upon before tho house u ill agree-1 ii the- senate  bill, and is shaping the bill accordingly.  The whisky men are working hard for  an extension of the bonded period and  will likely succeed. Tlie chances are  ihe lax will remain at the Jignre in the  pn.-.eiit bill or .'it must  not above $1.10.  ['H0MPS0N RIVER PLACER.  To   !������c   Worked   on   an   ICMensive   Seale   ai  The liotanie ('reek Cold Mining Company has lateiy" commenced operations  again-on improperly o:: the Thompson  B'iver. -Mr. !L V. Campbell-Johnston  has been appointed'Consulting Engineer  to the Company and is laying out the  plans of woi king. ���������       "  The property lies.on the. north'-west  bank of the Thompson River- and east of  Botaiiie Creek, ami can be seen from the  railway about two miles east of Lytton.  A thorough, system of prospecting was  undertaken last summer, and the existence of an old bed of the Thompson  River proved lo exist, which runs into  the present bed nearly at-right angles,  at the. lower end.' To tap this old bed of  the river drifts are being run, and pay  gravel on bed rock has already been  taken out yielding $S to the yard. The  Company have completed a house recently, capable of accommodating a  large' number of men and contemplate  placing a winch cable and boat across  the river to facilitate communication.  ,  Vancouver. B. C, has voted. $5,000 to  give work to the unemployed. Married  men will get Sl.Toaud single men $1.25 a  day.  The London'"Times" in an article on  Canada urges the fortification of Nanai-  nio-, expressing the belief that Canada  will become the keystone of the British  naval position.  ���������^  KQ31  m  n  ���������', . '."���������������  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, Lund CoinmixsionevC. & K. By. Co., Nici.son, RC.  TAX   NOTICE.  "VJ" OTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -^ the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  'I ax, anil all taxes levied under the '"Assessment  Act," arc now due for the year 1S94. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of thc West Kootenay District aro pay  able at my oflice, Kaslo, J3. C.  Assessed Taxes arc collectable at the following  rales, viz:  Lf paid on or before June 30th, 1891:��������� Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita : one-half of  one per cent on Teal property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income,  if paid after June 30th, 1991:���������Two-thirds of  a       one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  ��������� One-half of one per cent on  personal property.  ���������   Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  0. G. DENNIS,  ,- Assessor and Collector.  Jan, 2nd 1S31.  BANK OF  BRITISH C0L1  ���������(Incorporated bv Royal Clmrler, iS6l'.)  ������'ArSHU, <)������ai<l ni������>, *���������������������������,������>������<������    ���������     JjW,������8������MMW  (With jiowur to mcraise.)  kiskkye FUSI������, s'-mmmks������    .   .      i.s������3,:J3:i  ~~~    Confer "of Baker and-Slanley-strecls.  rfave You   Seeq, */UNCONDITIONAL  The rVew  issued by-  NONFORFEITABLE  \ ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  CONFEDERATION    LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  TOEOFTO,     OJNTT^.-e.I.A..  It i? a simple promise to pay I he 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 condh ions save the payment of the premiums.  It provides for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of death.  [i offer's six modes of settlement at, ihe'end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automat ii-ally non-forl'eitable after  two  years.    The insured  being entitled to:  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for1 the further period of time definitely set forth in the policy,oron surrender toca  (b) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after'live  years to a. " >  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in t.lu\policy.  Full information Furnished upon application to  the Head Ollice, or to any of the  company's Agents.    See this policy before, insuring.  W. A. JOWETT,  Agent lor \clson.  J.   D.   BREEZE   ������������'itt!r:il Ajienl lor It. ������J.  411 Cordova SI reel. Vjiikmmivci  BRITISH COLOMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and ..Marine  Work a   Specialty.  ANADSAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Boute, -  From NELS0U, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points J  To the PA0IH0 COAST and to the EAST.  TH.IIXSJ   Tl>   %.\|������   I'ltOM    m:i,so\    l>ill,V.  Direct Connection at liobson every  Tiicsdjiy, ThKivalii.r   iiimI Salm-riiiy Kvuning,  Willi Steamer for I^bvei.stokh, where connection is niiulu with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  siiiUAN cslhouiicl through trains.   -  TiiKOufai Ticickts lssi;i-:u,  B.uaiAUK.ClIICCKKDTO DlSSTlNA'HON,   '  NO CUSTOMS DlJ-'I'MCULTIES.  , Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches. Tourist", Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist,  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to yaics, '.hue,etc., aimlv  to nearest agoni.  .1. ES Mi 3 WOK, Agent, Nki.son,  Or io ������5-;������. 3h;l.. KKOWX.  District Passenger, Agent, SrANCouvKu.  sole mami .uniistiws of the  Kendall Band Mill, B, C. Shingle Machines,  '    Steam Log Hauling Machines.  BRANCHES:  CxnaOa���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo iind Kamloops.   --  Uxitkd Statics���������Sun Francisco, Portlanil, Taco-  in;i, and Seattlo. ,  HEAD OFiriCEitiO'Lonibaril street, LONDON.  Kiigland.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Dank of Commerce and  branelio-; aiercliiinis' Bank of Canada-and  bviinclics: Imperial Dank of Canada and bran-  chesi-'iMolson's Bank-unci branches; Bank of  Nova Scoria. '  UNITED STATKS���������Agents Canadian Bank oi  Commerce, NewYovic: -.  Dank of Nova Scotia, Clricago.-  Trndcrs' National Dank, Spokane,  \V'o keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods,   Sheet and other -Packing ltubbcr Valves, Rubber and Leather Belling, Oils,  " and Lubricants, etc.  o '   . - ���������  IIOISTINa ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  ���������j . ��������� ( - . ���������  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER,, B. 0.  J>.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W, MACFARLANE  G  OLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.   CO.  .(Lain-ed)  TIME  CARD   NO.  9.  NELSON AND KASLO ROUTE  Stuamkk NKLSON  Leaves Nelson, 'Mondays !��������� a. m.  "      AVodliusdiiys ij.ll) p.rn.  "    ' Thursdayso p. m.  Saturdays, 5.-10 P.m.'  Agent West ..Kootenay.  SecretaiT-Treasnrer.  Manager  ^AV1NCS  DEPAUTaIENT--  DKi'OSirs received ai, %\ and upwards, and  interest, allowed (present rate) at, 31 per cent.  per annum.  Nelson, July 17.1S03.  GRANGE V.1IOLT,  \gent.  iioti:i,s.  |a^atsoi) Hotel  WATSON,   B. O.  -        NOTICE.  "VJ" OTICE is hcrcly givrn'that W. F.^lcCii  -^    loch, as agent for Edward Million, has tiled  the necessary papers, and made a'pplicalipn for a  Crown Grant in -favor of thc " Jim Crow." and  "Last Chance." mineral claims, situated on Toad  Mountain.  . Adverse claimants will forward their objec I  lions within sixty days from the date of this \  publication. ���������     -  ���������.. N. FITZS'L'UBBR,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 14, lSJKJ.     ' Nov. 25  NOTICE.  TUc TOWX OF "W.ii'SOX is -situated between  IJeai and Fish Lakes, on the Kaslo-^locan  wigon rdiid. 20. miles  from   Ka^io  and  10  s 'milesfrcui New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district, '  '   ���������- ���������  ilit' WATSOX SlUTIil, is,one of."the. best kept  houses in the.entire Slocan country. The dining room and kirehen are in chargeof female  ��������� help of experience.   The bar is stocked with  ,     tlie best nrands of Liquors and Cigar's.  BREMNER  & WATSON,  : 1'JtOI'KIETOKS. -  V  .KELSON  n:  "VfOTlCE is hereby given that the B. C. South ���������-  -*-^t ern Railway Company -will apjily to the  Legislature of the Provence of British Columbia,  at its next session, for an Act to consolidate aud  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 Miche  Creek to Martin Creek. .  BOD WELL & IRVING.  ii,. Solicitors fo. the Applicants..  Dated this 7th December, 1893.  [VERY ailfl FEED STABLES  lil  WILSON   &   WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAT AND GrKAHI TOE' SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trainsand  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals  for hire. ������������������ Freight hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to. -  .���������a*ab Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdu  ILE   SUBSCRIBER LIAS IN]  ��������� STOCK ort  en  route from  ihe  Coast :  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.-  2 Carload Sash  and Doors..' '     .  2  Carload Dry  Clear Fir  J<ioaring, ^-..  inch. ��������� ..--." i  / Carload Dry Char Fir Ceiling, 4 inch !  / Carload Factory- Cedar, j  . An Immense Stock of Com man ,  Lumber, Shingles, Laths Mouldings, j  Etc., as usual. ������������������!       . j  G: O. Buchanany\  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at 15 a.'in.  "       .Thursdays, at S a. 111.  Fridays, at '.\ a.m.  '"      Sundays, at S a.m.  - '   Passengers  from ICaslo for Spokane and all ������������������  points south should take the "Nelson" leaving  Kaslo al 3 a.in., on Wednesdays and Saturdays,'  making close" connections   with  Llie-NT. & F. S.  rains.- Arriving hi  Spokane, 5.30'sanie day. "  A saving will be made by purchasing tickets'  from i,lie parser for Spokane, anil,points on thc  N. & F. S. and S. F. & N. Railways.  . Kootenay Lake  '��������� Sazv?)  NELSON AND KASLO.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  -VTOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  ���������*-^l Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers, at tlie Coeur d' Alene hotel in Kaslo,  is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Mr.  Ward, who continues the business, will settle all  claims against thc partnership^and receive all  debts due to il.  .-.   '    : JOHN FRANCIS WARD    i  JOHN KING    j  Dated December 11th 1833. i  The Company reserves the right to change, this  schedule at any time without notice.  reat Bargains-  arerOfiering  ���������  at the  Drug Store  now in  Selected  Toilet Soaps. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 17,  1894.  Ihe Jttiiur.  Tub IIixick is printed on Saturdays, provided  the stall' is sober, and will be mailed lo any  address in Canada or thc United Stales, for  one year on receipt of two dollars. Those  desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents.  Conthact AnvKKTisjK.MHNTS inserted iit tho rate  of ������3 per inch, (down the column) per month  And as much more as patrons will si and,  Transiknt Advkrtisg.mknts inserted at, the  rate of lo cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack,- Cure-All, Private Remedy, and Next-to-  Pure-Reading-Malter advertisements arc not  wanted.  THE   COUNTRY'S REPUTATION.  The disclosures in connection with tlio  Cranbrook estate deal, which fame up  in the legislature in the recent debate  last week, must be painful to every well-  wisher of West Kootenay.  This is a district which depends large-  ly f.r its development upon the invest;-  ���������Uient of foreign capitial, a district which  :is seeking to attract British capital.  There is no country in the world which  can offer inducements to cnpilal such as  West Kootenay otters. In the past, the  experimental stage, British capital invested in this section of the province  has been peculiarly unfortunate. Of the  number of cases in which British capital has been invested, the Hall Mines  Company's investment is one of the few  ,. exceptions which is at all likely to yield  anything like satisfactory returns.  British capitalists like most other capitalists, niay be played for suckers once,  but���������they never come again. The man, I  who consciously, or unconsciously, is in- !  strumental in getting capital jntu any  scheme in this country, in which" suflici-  ent and satisfactory returns are no more  than within the realm of possibility  does the country more harm than its  most violent detainer.  People have made errors in judgment,  and may be expected to make errors of  a like nature, the value of one's holdings  not infrequently magnify when a probable purchaser comes in sight, but it  must be borne in mind that every unprofitable investment, from whatever  cause, is charged against the country  wherein the country has been exploited.  Visionary schemes may turn out ail  right sometimes. If when tho. Mormons  entered upon their pilgrimage' to Salt,  Lake, they had drawn up a prospectus  setting out that they would accomplish  one-half or even one-quarter of what  "tlTe^dKl^actually-acconiplishiiragi-icnl-  tural pursuits, the likelihood of its accomplishment would have been generally  questioned. They made the desert blossom like the rose.  Contrary   us   it   is   to  many, even all that  Col.  for Cranbrook   may   be  butj hen it must be rem em bored  thai  many _circumstances   yet to be born of  the future," are counted  upon to ensure  the success of the scheme, any and all'of.  which may miscarry, which   may spoil  '.ess "protection" on wares not manufactured in this province and discloses incidentally the fact that the country has  "protect ioir'on mining machinery which  pract ic.-illy is not manufactured, or which  if manufactured is not suitable for the  requirements of the mining industry of  the country.  Does it not appear that protection is  an ill-fitting garment '}  THE SIL VER. SL UMP.  -The steady decline in silver during thc  past two weeks has set all thc authorities  on commercial subjects speculating as  to ils course and probable extent. Excess of supply over demand is the cause  assigned. As the United States can.  hardly lie expected to purchase for coinage, the use of silver in the republic is  confined piactically to the arts. The  comments ofthe London Press are interesting :-���������  The Daily News says: The silver, and  rupee markets have been thrown  into a  stale of consternation.    Hereafter there  will be no apparent limit iu  the  decline  of   exchange.    Nevertheless,^   while   a,  furl her fall is admit ted to   be" probable,  there is a. disposition   in well informed  utillHi'M* to  lilke a calmer  y[2VV  pt' the,  future course  or5 exchange.    MOreovei",  the ;-pot supplies for silver are very small  and t here are indications in America anil  elsewhere of a reduction of .the  output."  The "Times,' says "How far  the collapse of silver is due  to  simple panic  remains to' be seen.'   India pauses in her  absorption and  until^a strong new demand arises, fears of  (he accumulation  of a, stock will lend to depress the  value  of the metal,    ft is out  of the question  that Governments will-combine  to  protect silver.   -That st rougprivate holders,  seeing how small is the margin of supply  io be kept off the market, will step in is  also doubtful, because  no full recovery  of confidence in finance is yet apparent.  It,is only certain that the low price will  both curtail production and extend the  consumption till the decline will be arrets, ed and probably reversed."  Job Piuxtiwg of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match,  Address  The Miner Printing &, Publishing Co.  NELSON,    B.C.  NELSON HYDRAULIC MINING COMPANY  LIMITED.  IMiOSl'KCTUS.  T  ^O THE PUBLIC:  CURRENT COMMENTS.  Mr. Frank Hughes of Kaslo has been  sei'ut'ing applications for t he Provincial  voters' list, and has over ninety registration blanks filled out and ready to forward to the registrar at Nelson."  On September 20th, 18!)H, thc following gentlemen formed themselves into a syndicate for llie  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:  .1. A. KIRK, Civil Engineer;  J. l<\ K'lTCHEK, l.-'-rovincial Land Surveyor;  R. li. DOUG A N��������� j>,Uner; - !     '  P. M. McLKOrVBavrisier;  JOHN ELLlOVr, Barrister:  J. V. HUME, Merchant,;  R. J. BEALEY, Ileal Estate \eont ���������  ' G. \V. lUCHAlUJSON, Uo������l Estate' Agent.  They believed that the claim held large  deposits ol coarse gold, and Unit it would yield a  handsome nrolit If developed. It is well known  Unit Forty-Nine Creek gciid is worth $18 an ounce  (&e(3 copy of assay appended). 'I he claim is half  a mile in length and 70'J feet in breadth���������350 feet  on each side of the creek. At dittcrout times the  claim has been worked. G. M. Dawson D S  P. G. S., in thc Annual Report (1SS7) of tlie (j'eoi-  ogiral Survey of Canada, states: ���������' In IStiT, Fortv  Nine Creek was reported lo yield coarse gold to  to thc value of S(j to ������18, 10 the man. Bed rocliT  not worked." Since that date attempts at dovel-  omntr rfo thp eliiilu huvc been made, but, froni  laekof capital and proper appliances, only the  high ground, which contains the least, quantity of  goal, was opomled on, while the '"pay streak,"  was not, touched.  In August, 1892 Mil. U. B. Dougan aequrrcrt  thc claim. ^Y lth the aid of two men, and using  water with a head of about l'ifty-ieel, he placed a  slmce-box about sixty-feclin length within about  two leer, oi bed-rock, and made excavations  through the gravel. This work has aid**? the  syndicate in obtaining reliable inforinalic������,'i as to  the nature ot the claim. As a header tiftv-fectis  not^powerful enough to carry boulders'of even  \  cicnt, to prove that > handsome prohtToutd be  obtained with the assistance of proper appliances.  (&ee Ik LiiCL's report) Mk. Dougan made" an  oiler ot the properly to the syndicate, a condition  being that it, should 00 developed. The syndicate  accepted his proposition, and secured in addition  ���������1 chum, called tlie St. George, one-half mile in  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 -JO cents per cubic yard.  .Taking two-thirds of the capneitv of the  works, as stated by Mn. Hick, as the'working  average 111 twenty-four hours, that is, 2,000 cubic  yards, and 5 cents as the cost per yard, (tlie  ground holding 20 cents per yard of gold) we have  as prolit, exclusive of the nature of gold in the  channel gravel and bed rock, SHOO per day. Assuming that the ground is worked for ninety (lavs  there would be a clear profit of .^27,000, or SI %  per,share on shares held by the syndicaio,"and  preteroncc shares, in a season.  Applications fnv stock.  Applications for ten per cent preference  slock, accompanied with ������0 ..per cent of its face  value, may be made to the secretary or any member ot the syndicate. Interim receipts will be  given theroture by the secretary. Certificates  tor such stock will be issued as soon as the charter  is   obtained, which 'will   ho  in  about,  fwo  Solicitor: J. ELLIOT.  Engineers: KHtK & RITCHIE-  Secretary: G. ^Y. BICHAUDSON  KC ot  allairs ot Syndicate.  .,���������. 1.U..UUU   tuuigu  to carry uoulcters ol ev  mcdium size they had to be removed bv hand  considerable quantity of gold  was saved���������sm  the opinion of  Baker claims  accomplished  Chairman Wilson of the way and  means committee of the house, fs dangerously ill of tonsilitis in Chicago. He  was on his way to Mexico, but was compelled to stop and call a physician.  The Nelson Tribune is still harping its  niiil-winler convention scheme and en-  (l'-iivorinjr to impress the unwary with  t lie idea, that the people throughout, the  district.are desirous ot talcing part in its  unjust call and abiding by its decision.���������  Kaslo Examiner.  The rumor-is current that parliament  will not meet in Ottawa until the 29th  March. This is,the lastTiIaferat~\vhi"ch"it"  mn be called, as the constitution pio-  vides that it, will meet within one year,  from the date of prorogation. Parliament was prorogued last year on the. 1st  April.  all.  The question which "conservative men  ask is :���������Sonld a provincial minister risk  the'reputation of the province on such  chances for failure?  PROTECT/ON. "  , Adams moved.for an address to  eutenant-Governor,  asking   that  representations  be made to  the  Dominion  Government   to- 'reduce  duly   on rubber goods, agricultural  pjoinents   aiid-inachinei y.  ruining  and other goods" not  inanu  "Mr.  the Li  strong  the  ini-  niii-  "ac-  Capt. McMovris, who has been with  the C. & K. navigation company for the  past-few years has again determined t.o  enter the journalistic arena, having purchased the Kaslo Examiner. Me will  take charge-' of the sheet in "March.  Whether the venture will he. a financial  success, or nob is hidden in the future,  but in any event, the people of Kaslo  may depend upon having a more creditable paper when he takes charge.  The. resolution  chinery  tared  in  the Province  was adopted." -  The above is'from a."report of the proceedings of the provincial legislature,  and.adds a new phase to the "protection" problem which the conservatives  must, face in the next parliament. If  " protection" is such a good thing how  can ils advocates reconcile these facts :���������  The manufacturer has ever- contended  for "protection" for his wares, hut opposed protection for the workmen. The  farmers advocate "protection" for their  products of the farm, but kick vigorously against " protection" on their agricultural machinery. Mechanics resident in  cities admire protection ori goods which  they "do not, use, but protest against any  duties securing "protection" for articles  of their own consumption or use. j  The climax'in the burlesque is reached 1  when the  provincial' legislature seeks j  The. members of the opposition are  getting after government members at  every turn in the road this session.  They have .attacked Mr. -Pooley, president of the council, for taking the E." &  N. Railway company's brief against, the  government, ami later they got" after  Col. Baker for endeavoring to dispose of  his Cranbrook estate at a handsome valuation, through the use of government  agents and his own official position.  Both efforts were voted down by the  faithful.  length, above ; and another, ihe'st. John a quarter ot a mile in length, below the Boulder claim,  ilicy have thus secured a continuous claim of one  and one-quarter miles in length. These properties are held by lease, for a period of five years  from uhe government. The lease can he renewed  by law, irom Hume to time, as required.  M,\1- '?��������� ^"hc-R, superintendent of thc Koot-  9nihv .W1'���������1,"? \v?i'ks on the 1 'end cl'Oroille river  in British Columbia, was then engaged to thoroughly prospect the claims and report thereon  See report annexed) Mr. Luck was accompanied"  byMisssKS. lviiuc & RiTCini:, civil engineers of  Nelson, who made a, report on the work\md plant  required to equip the claim with the most ellici-  cnt appliances for securing the gold. (Seethe  report annexed) At a, meeting of the syndicate  held on j>ov. 8th, 18:1.1, it was resolved to take the  necessary proceedings lo obtain incorporation  under the name ot the Nelson JIvdnuilic Minim--  Company. Limited Liability, with the head ofiice  'H'���������?1^115 caPltil1 "tock, St 00.000, divided into  20,000 shares ot sjj each : 15.000 being ordinarv  sharos, and 5.00.0 being preference shares, the  latter entitled lo dividends of 10 per cent in priority to ordinary shares. The property is to lie  purchased by llie company, and paid for bv the  allounicnt, t.o the syndicate of 9,000 fully paid up  shares. It has been decided lo oiler for sale the  0,000 pi'olcreneo shares, with the understanding  that applications for stock will not be accepted  unless accompanied by <!0 per cent of the face  value, .this will give the company :Jl.),0t)0 with  which to proceed with works of construction and  meet incidental expenses, li is conliclonilv expected ��������� that no further assessment will be  made, as the amount 10 provide a thoroughly  cliiciont plant, and cost of management have been  carefully estimated.'  ���������-���������-Tliesyndieate-is taking-advanlagcof-ihe-low-  water to construct the dam and sluice bo ���������cos It  is tne intention to have everylhingrcadv io commence working the ciaim when there is'asuliici-  en 1. volume of water next spring, and to cnipiov a  thoroughly experienced man as superintendent  Respecting the probability of the property Having, the syndicate believe thal-Mu. Kick's report  is a very conservative stiitemeni. of its value in  tins connection the following quotations will be  ol interest:    ,  ��������� ,,J>K0i''1'-SS0't Dawson, in his Annual Report,  (lc.v) to the Geological Survey of Canada, savs:  I he lulure of placer mining deserves consid'er-  n.i,ion, particularly from the following points of.  view:   In   each   proved iiuriforoiis ilNtriei" the  poorer or less eoiiciilraied gold bearing ground  must, necessarily sin-pass in area that of thc vcrv  nVh   (leposirs,   which   alone' pay for work with .  primitive methods, and with the cost of suppliu* ,  and labor nl, high prices. .Thus t hecheaiu'iiing of  these essentials, produced by improved mean's of '  communication   mid =by  the. .settlement of the,  country, coupled with Hie alt-mdin- facilities for !  bringing heaver machinery and appliances into I  use. will enable thc prolitable working of great lv '  extended acres.'������������������ -, "  '     '.1  In the sunn', report Hit. Dawson nlso.sa.vs-!  I here arc quite a number of valleys in which,'!  thaugh (lie ued ot ihe.present stream has woven I  ru-h, 1 he deep ground or old channel has not vet1  ���������eon reached, or il reached has not been sati.sfar- !  loruy tested. In all'these cases it requires only I  more idructivc machinery and greater engineer- :  ing skill to he brought, to bear, to attain and I  work the deposits referred to, and it is likclv that  many ol: them will pay well when suc'n means  can no applied at a reasonable cost.''  Thc following is from Van  \V'a������-cne,r.s Manual of Hydraulic fining:   "Hydraulic  mining  presents  ieiycr  risks and more certainties tlia'n  other department of  mining, oiiier things  >lr. .1. F. IMce's SJ������ jx.rl.  rhlnS0* h>'������"auuc Mixing Byvdicatf-  Jslnc .creek,, near Nelson Brit^h^iun buiUie  worKinK.vtt.iic. ami IdnA of plant required I  herewith submit the following: ^<nnrea, 1  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.  Details.  The lu-ad of water required in this caseisSOO  feet. To procure this it will be necessary to construct an nriiticial channel from a point about  four-tifihs of a mile up stream from the place selected for the sluice-boxes. At thc head of tho  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 preoiniious  nature of the ground about 3,200 loot of the  channel will consist of a Hume, with a grade of  it,.0 feet in 1000; the remainder will be an open  ditch. The capacity of Hume and ditches, 1000  miner's inches. Jb'rom the ditch to the monitors,  tho water will be carried in a steel pipe about, a  thousand feet long. The sluice-boxes will be 500  feci long, -with a grade of!) inches in 12 feet.  From tho lower cud.of thc sluice-boxes the  tall increases vapidly, affording ample dumpinir  ground. Plans and prolile showing details ot the  work described are herewith submitted  Cost.  Klcvon hundred feet of steel piping and ���������>  monitors, with nozzles of 2^, 3:|, 4,5 and  il-inch orifices, respectively, erected,  ready for working   -  Kam, ilump, ditch,'slnice-bpxes (inclusive  of oxcavsitipn) an'd house for workmen  Superintendence of construction 'etc:'10  percept- ..>.,,.���������:.....'...':...'...'....'...,.".  !!!?U1 COsL of '>huit rca<ij' for work  parison of cliflteultiS sunnounicc in \lnViTn-  water for hydraulic inini,,������'f nothor vU c������"d,n*   Ijjooioiifly Hydraulic Mining Company": 'nil.>i.  ed gran lcvin rregular layer^ ������K,\-m g ^ye'ry  uneven bottom, making natural rit es favorible  Lor arresting the coarser particles of gold  Jests made in an  open  cut in the channel  gravel tor a  distance of 70 foottRavi return   o  one-halt cent per pan, or about ������0 centspei'cubic  yard.   Owing to the amount, of watci  "  La Grange Diteli & Hydraulic Mining Com  panp, Tuolumne county, California: Hies, loo"  ;uiil thime, II miles.  La Grange Ditch  a dept h of'40 toOO^eu'and' trending0 over^ef  1.1ACI than that of the channel, and an occasion-  ���������^ll1!|t'0SSlU'������   of 30������   f(3c(- is   obSet,   aniple-  -\���������^"  ���������^_Thc:, ditch, and flume  1        ���������^M" "'B tapacrcy. of 000 mhicPsTnclici:  t" en'.K vli, ,prhd 1'. "11,tci'iillp. and construction  &RK &   ulTCUtK. L1,������ a,,,,C"tIOtl l,InM'b>- U'^S-  In order to obiiiin thc requisite dump nnd Lo  V ed'l-oclw^^'^^ ll!e.l������?int������ of exp/o'i a om  a oecl-ioekculoti-iO teet. 111 length, in connection  with a sluice line of 500 feet, is necessary. Undo"  ncac conditions the niaximun. grade i ttamal'le  is tl roe-,quarters of an .inch Lo Hit foot, or ! ichcs  pc1 r box ol V2 toct This gives a dun, of (feet  which may be added to and increased by��������� eontinil:  wios&ltoi,-VvHn^,,������ Sa'iU! ^'^^as'thedump  ��������� n- ��������� nf mm ,'9 iel- '' ������"UK ������ ot coiistriiction and  cla,.sOt material are shown in the appended plan.  VVm-Siill.. <'.-n,.-H-i|y. ,  'riieduty of ;vminer's, inch varies with'dirTer-  (���������111, conditions, running from \i to 1 cubic v li to  ���������>:, anil W) per day, the latter rcsu t be ngobt ned  under highly satisfactory conditions, in* this case  alter the clearing of the channel, the m rchnum  capacity should not be less than It.OOu cubic yards  |,cr twenty-four hours with a. .sluice heart of 1 000  inches or .1 yards to Hie inch. In most hvd rail lie  mines the result exceeds this liKure. From Mum-  wm-l-'L^rv .n-':l ,'l'il,w-'������ko������ at random e  fmiHioiu^      ��������� c,,bl(J.J'!,r������l!SI������5i- Ini-li, nor twenty  The cost of.woi'king varies with the amount  and character of ii.aic.-ial handled, height of  iruiks, etc. ,In ordinary cases, with plenty of  . wiucr, dump, and other facilities, ground that.  : "V11 i'.verage;)i-enls i.cr yard pavs a good pro I  ! I he North Hloon.lield mine."in Xcvmhi c'o1 1 y  , Cal.lorma, has worked ground for several years  ; at. an average value of 3 cents per yard.        *c,.Uh  place in this lineof diteli is a piece of 1,5������tio ������  1.088 feet, long and 80 feet high Uc8tle w  Kl  Dorado   Water & j>cct> ftp.���������.���������i at.- ���������  Company. California:   Hain di eh?Jo n, leslm08  Buckeye Company, California:    Ditches   'ti  iniles; capacity, 2,5000; cost. ������120,000       lcues' ������"  I tie details respecting the California cbmnhii  ire taken from the mnm-r. ���������f 11,��������� ,-'   , *-i;������?P;Ui-  Bureau for   1SSH.   The  ., 1891, lo beptember 30th, 1870.  13 80  from June 1st.  ,���������   ,        ,   ,       .      DISHUHSEMKXT&  \> ater, labor, etc  ci.,,, 0io en  Per cubic yard :.  !?ld0'w- so.  Per ounce of metal prociueed  b  Average value of the ounce of metal produced  .,,  Average  yield  per  cubic yard of  Bround '������������������'  10 i������  The above tTcnieiidousoutlay for wu,���������.��������� 1  comparcl   with   the   facilitiet C)wSm!!  amiilc  supply   at  Forty-nine   r,.,L,i:   -X ",mgan  favorable condilions fol-'hydraulic'm^SW V^  lours respectfully,       fe'  X1KK & K.LTC111E,   .  f-'ivil Engineers.  o  a,  >  CO  -     ~--0!  5" ~  ���������O   ���������    *  f^i   .    ���������  b  7i  *C5   ���������   ���������  ,-^  -^  O  0  0  ���������00   '���������   '.  **  0  ?s������  oS2  ���������    o  3 to  <Ji x. s  ��������� x, n o  Ms?Z  c  -fc  Co       3  any  T.  O'EARl'vELL, -'  SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.  N'elsox, B. C"  j       Dra^vings  and  Specifications made in   the  Office.     All matter strictly confidential.  ELECTION CARD.  being equal. It is simply a question of moving  gravel or soil from one place to -another. Given  therefore, 111 addition to an abiindaii'-o of wrier  to move and wash the gravel, ample space to  deposit it again after it has been washed, and the  problem or obtaining a profit has been reduced to  a nuinimum. As an example, the gold bearing  I veins otfhe western United States have an aver-  j value oi about- ten dollars per ton of quartzcx-  ' traded, w.iicn ten dollars can be mined transported to the mill, crushed, amalgamated'reiiiu-d  and sold at a gross cost of about ciglil dollars per  ton. or eighty per cent.- The same gold vein after  passing through thc labratory of nature, will consist ot a gravel bed or deposit, worth about, twenty cents per ton. winch twenty cents may be secured and marketed at a cost of not over tfve cents  or twenl-.y-iiye per cent. Oilier things being equal  thereiore. hydraulic mining presents three times  the chance for profit that is found in gold-quartz  mining, and one-third the risk, with the additional advantage that the extent and richness of the  gravel bed may be completely studied and ascer-  .  0  :<J : : : : :  * '���������������  :������::::-.  :C0 : :     ;. :  =  -.10 : . :  : -:  y.  THERE ARE THOUSANDS IN IT.  lt������T((i-������| id' ili������. <;0|(l ������liicli r������rty..\j||); t'r������'������>fc  ,,   ii:\K\; 111> j������ Hie Early l������ai.V.������.  The following letter was received this  week by J. Fred Hume, one of the trustees of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Company. iVom an old timer- who worked  on  the company's  property  in  the  While the dump and grade of the slmY<>s  leave something to be desired, the condition ,rr?  in the main, lavqrable. and with  intelligent     id  Nelson; B. C. 11 Jan 1891  The undersigned announces himself as a Can  chelate for member of the.Legislative assembly  for West Kootenay District, subject to the action  of the convention to be held at Nelson on thc 12th  of April. 1S91. 1  J.  FKED HUME.  Much is due Mkssiss. Ki'iic  whose intelligent and skillful work  ate estimates possible.  1 am, gentlemen, yours respectfully  j.  &   HiTciim.  made accur-  early clays.  Bonner's  Dear Sir.-  anil  K. Hice.  .Macliinci-.v. T  The machinery necessary will consist of a  pipe,hue ol about l.OoO feet, in length and two  monitors or giants. All of the details of si"e  gauge and construction of pressure-boxarefiir  inshed in the appended plan.  While  the  dump   and   grade of the sluices       TJ   . -    T. T.   ,       _   -  I-erry, Tdaho, Dec. 2nd, 1393.  r-"^ ours of the  iSth at hand  contents  noted.-,    i,   with   several  others- worked on Fortv. Nine  Creek in  I 1 he years 1S07-S-9.    AVe made from $0 lo  \>?12 per day. .We  worked with  sluices  land   rockers;   the   old   fashioned   wav,  | \\ ages were 5ji-t to $5'"per- dav.    Most of  ! our mining was done 611 the creek where  ! your  company   has  located.    The gold  was coarse and some good crevices were    found.    I knew two men to make $15)00  J he m-.lsox Hvmuruc AIixrxG Sym'icatk:    each in six weeks.    I cleaned .$2500 the  ,.���������?.?,acc?MiUVCnWit.h Mr- 1{ice*s instructions,   first summer.    The Discovery Bovs did  ; tergratc-d   by  this process  and carried-with thc ' J ^,,J   l    ^^ ancl-i:'1^-     >Ve sold our  ���������    .   ���������   ~~         ' l jrater through tho sluice-boxes.   In its passage \ tl������st for $ IS per oz.    I am convinced  if  ..r���������T,a.,lc o.U|,u. aiul Kc.uras. | g^^p^^S^e^rf ^^^^   ^id  ���������������\������*   ls  "<>*<* ^   a  scientific  Mu. Kick reports that 'ion open cut in the i gravel is deposited in a dump a ���������   tfiJC ^fi11-^] "^'"iCr that you have agoodthinj?.  gravel  for   a distance of seventy feet I the    sluice.box-cs.      Wiih"   ,���������.������,.���������"    "J:^"..���������?.1 ! Yours very truly  Riciiaed Fry.  Ociails and Kstiinaic or ���������������>!.  HY MESSRS. KIRK & RITCHIE."  channel  v *      ��������� ��������� -r   cnt m the i gravel is deposited in a dump  at  t.ie  can  01  , ���������  ���������     *- .    ,     1 distance of seventy feet   the    sluice.boxes.      With    urouer    .-iunliTn<-f.i  gave returns of about GO cents percubie yard," ; it is estimated that 95 per cent Vt tho gold can be THE  MINEP  R,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY r;,  1894.  MHIUIIIW.', ������l'HI������IWm������J������mil.BTO;  PROVINCIAL POLITICS.  If nothing miscarried Theo. Davie was  to have asked leave on Thursday lo introduce a redistribution bill. This cannot betaken as meaning that the outside public will on Thursday be taken  into government confidence in the matter. The governments intention will  probably remain secret until tlie bill  comes up for its first leading.  For the guidance of the members of  the House, during the debate which will  attend the second reading of the bill, it  may be said that if there is not another  ���������addition made to the West Kootenay  list, the voters list, for the district wiil  number exactly 1&52. In the town lists.  which were forwarded from Nelson and'  Revelstoke respectively, the voters were  apportioned 285 and 235 respectively jor  the lower and upper portions of the dis*  trict. Since this fractional list was  made known a concentrated eifort has  been made to have the electoral strength  of the district represented on the voters  list and the result has been that since  .the above mentioned list was sent away  the government agent in.Nelson has received no less than 515 names, many of  which have been added to the list already, and the remaining names will be  ��������� added from time to time, as the periods  for their posting in the government office  lapses.  From Revelstoke the news comes that  the hst for the upper end of the district  numbers 370 names. This probably does  not include the 109 names stricken from  the list by government agent Kirkup,  who were dropped as residents of the  Southern portion of the district, so that  the appended table will probably represent the voting strength of West Kootenay :���������  Southern portion    , 873.  Northern portion 370^  Omitted names 1!19*  tionally smooth track, and fully filling,  all the requirements as a passengci and |  freight line." ']  eelea.se them or fight.  .In   Ainerii-aii    Minister   who   S������ci ci-iiiini'il  to Stand no Ion!! ;!iiM'SS.  Constantinople, Feb. 12.���������United  States Minister Terrill has succeeded in  obtaining (he release of one of the two  naturalized Americans imprisoned at  Isknuderum, Northern Syria,. The government contended that, they were Turkish subjects and announced its deter-  inatioii to keep them in prison pending  trial for high treason. Ten-ill replied  tliat if they were not. released within a  given time he would ask llie United  States to send t wo warships to iskand-  rutn to compel their relcaase.  HEAVEY FIGHTING.  n   Vic-  1352  Unique   I������t-ltal<-.  Two days were spent by the provincial  legislature last week on that facinating  subject " Who's a liar ?"  Several months ago a hand of discontented political jaw-smiths resolved  themselves inio a party of secession, and  proceeded to draft a wonderful petition  to the Lieut-Governor setting out woeful injustices and praying for the disallowance of the government buildings  bill. Not resting here, they sought to  damn the credit, of the province on the  London stock exchange.  The executive council got up a pamphlet known as the "Detainers" pamphlet  and in its compilation gave, the figures  dealt with a peculiar government twist,  showing that of the electors, those who  voted for" government candidates were  greater than all those who voted against  the government. The opponents of the  government challenged the accuracy of  the figures and a most wearisome debate  followed.  The peculiar' debate prompts the Victoria Times to repeat Thomas G. Sherman's aphorism; "figures won't lie, but  liars will figure."  The Uovci-iuncitt Forces al, Jtio Scoi-i'  lory Willi Heavy Loss.  Buenos A vices, Feb. 12.���������The dispatches bring some details of Friday's  battle at Rio. A general engagement  was fought.close to Nictheroy, the rebels  engaging the government troops at close  quarters. The fighting was desperate,  and is said to have resulted in ihe loss of  five hundred to the government, while  two hundred insurgents were killed.  The rebels were finally compelled t'j retire. Dissension exists in the government cabinet and a crisis is reported,  likely to occur because Peixoto has decided to prolong ihe state of seige.  Some of the ministers may resign.  J. FRED. HUME & CO.  General Merchants,  BAGGING SUSPECTS.  in;.  Sympathizers   with   Use   Itclx-ls   have  Itlcasuiil     i:.\|)<>l'i('IK'(-S.  There is a lull in affairs at Rio Janeiro,  dispatches under- date of .Tan 20 state  that, DeGiiinii intends Intake no aggressive steps at present, unless Peixot.o's  newly purchased fleet arrives oir Lvio  bay, and in that, case he would lire upon  the city with alibis ships1 and make n.  desperate effort'to laud his forces between San Renuto and the Custom  House. A prominent Government official says that every man in liio who is  ���������unfriendly to Peixoto has been thrust  into jail. Three thousand of these, all  told, are now in confinement, including  many Portuguese merchants and other  foreigners, and they are crowded like  sheep in filthy prisons. The secret police (if Peixoto infest all the hotels, and  cafes and with their ears and eyes wide  open ferret out and arrest, "suspects."  Annual Stock Taking Sale.  During the Month of February we will give a Discount  of from Ten to Twenty per cent on Everything  in the Dry-Goods Department in order to reduce  our Stock and make room for Spring Goods.  Telephone 27. 7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. 0.  INKS "  (i\-^  Mc-Naught of Seattle who is working  the Grady Group is building a. large ore  shed at the wharf at Four Mile, and has  commenced rawhiding. Hugh Cameron  has the contract for raw hiding.'  J. M. Kellie, member for West Kootenay has introduced a resolution in the  legislation praying, that an humble  -Address1 be'presented-to- his-H'o'lfor-tile"  Lieutenant-Governor, requesting, that  strong representations be made to the  Dominion Government to appoint a resident County Court Judge for the District of West Kootenay.  A. branch of the Dominion Building  and Loan association is to lie established  in.Nelson. Such an institution will  doubtless be of great convenience to  those1 desiring to build, themselves  homes. W. A. Jowett has the matter  in hand and will probably take some  steps_to_exphiin_ the benefits of such an  institution tifNelsonites"  Stephen's Writing,  and Copying, in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints,  mos.  StafFords' Combined Black.  *l ;'       Carmine.  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Iiik.  Dalley's Frost Proof  Ink.  W.  A.  JOWETT  ii)ii)g aijd l^eal Eslafce pro  Auctioneer and Commission Ae:ent.  k  er  KKl'IJESEX'i'INri  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc,    -  CoRoxKii i-'oii West Kootenay,-  No. 1, JOSEPHINE'STREET,  NELSON. E. 0.  The Confederation Life Association, tho IMuonix Fire  .Insurance Company, anil (lie Provident .Fund Accident  Society ; also tlie Sandy Croft .Foundry Company, near  Clit'ster, Huglaiid, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  LOTS  FOR  SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Acljoininy tlie government, townsite of Nelson  AT SB25.00  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best, residential  property in  Nelson, values sure to inerea.se.   Apply  \Y. A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,   -  or limes & .Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining and Real. Estate Brokers, .Auctioneers" and Commission  AND  UPWARDS.  t.     ���������  .iosepiiixk streets, xelsox, b.c.  Furniture -and Pianos,  Wc carry Cull lines of all kinds of 'furniture for residences.  hotels, anil ollices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  Wc are also  agents   for  EVANS  PIANOS   AND   DOIIKRTY .ORGANS  die  iin-  KEEFER'S EEP0ET  ii*  ;  Concerning IIIh lienor! on   (lie  ><-lsoii  Fort ghcujuirU |tou<l.  Thereport of George A. KeeferyC. E.,  on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railroad,  which appears in the  provincial public  works report gives some interesting in  formation respecting the construction of  t hat road. .  According to Keefer, the road from  Five Mile to the Boundary is iifty-five  miles in length. As the line reaches the  entrances of the valley /of the Cottonwood, immediately behind Nelson, it  . reaches an elevation of 620 feet above  -���������the level of Kootenay lake. When .the  road reaches the divide, twelve miles  .. from Nelson by the road, the highest  elevation in the entire line is reached,  being 1315 feet above Kootenay lake and  30(50 feet above the level of the sea.  IfcMr. Keefer states that the curves on  .the line vary from one to ten degree  curves, with a single exceotion of a  twelve degree curve at the southern apT  proach to the Pend d'Orielle bridge.  The alignment of the road, says Keefer,  is exceptionally good. The maximum  grade on the line is from Five Mile to  the summit, this with the exception of  600 feet at the Nelson depot, is continuous, averaging 2.5 feet per 100, or 132 feet  per mile. The grade in all cases is compensated for "curvature, being flattened  .03 of afoot for each degree of curvature.  Tne grade from the Summit to the  Boundary is 1.5 feet per- 100, or 79.20 feet  per mile. These grades are all exceeded  by the grades on the mountain divisions  of all trunk, lines.  There are eight sidings on the road, of  4000 feet.each, capable of accommodating 20 cars each, situated at Waneta,  Beaver; Meadows, Salmon, Hall, Summit, Nelson and Kootenay.  Towards the close of his report Mr.  Keefer says ; "I have no hesitation in  pronouncing the road as a good workable, well-built railway, with an  e'xeep-  Inuersoll on liumurlaliiy.  "I have said.t hat perhaps before 1  I will say in public that I believe in  mortality. I have nothing to conceal  on that question. I have always been  perfectly frank and have given tlie transcript ofciny heart and brain. \ do not  say that .death ends all, neither do T say  that man is immortal. 1 say that 1 do  not know. To know.is one. thing,, lo believe is another' thing, and.to hope is  still another. I hope for all good, all joy  for the children of men. All I can say  about immortality is this: There was a  time when I was not, after that I was,  now-1 am, and it may be that it is no  more wonderful that I shall coht inne forever now that I have a start than it Was  that, [ should begin. We love, and those  we love die, and we cling to the hope, io  the wish, that we may meet again. Love  was the first to dream of immortality,  and as long as we love we shall hope."  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  ���������'   -     . '    ii ���������  Nelson  &  Fort ,.  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Spokane, Wash.  LeaYe 7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  ~Oflicc~over~Nclson~DrugStorc7~  West .Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  D.  LaIJAU,   m. dv  PlIYSICLAX.'AND SuilGKOX,    -  Rooms 3 anil 4,   Houston Block,  Xklsox, B.C.  Telephone   12. c  XI ItVIYSMi.  A       S. GOLNG,  CIVIL  ENGINEKR  AND  PROVINCIAL ',  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C  hi six;.  J.  F.  BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  ,. Nklsox, B.C.  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE  -     - " ��������� b  152-52 AMERICAN CAMPS.  Commencing January 8th, 1894, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains will run'  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,30 p.m. same day. Returning will  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5.40  p.m., making close connections with  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points.  T>     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  ���������METALLURGIST, ASSAYER.  AXD MIXING ENGINEER  Properties reported on.. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces arid concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 731,Vancouver. B..C.  "A/f-    S. DAVYS.  MIXING  ENGINEER,  AXD ASSAYER.  Offices1 Victoria Streelt.  NELSON, B. C.  JAMES   MA0D������NAbD&"eO.  NELSON   STORE :  Sit. -4 Houston A Ink Cuiltiiii^. .lo.scitliiiic. SI reel.  Sugar,  Beware of Cheap  Chinese  First-Clas Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY    COMPANY,  Hiram Walker & Son's,  Distillers  BAKER STRERT,   NELSON.  AGENTS  l-'Olt  Jos. Schlitz Browing Co-.  Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E.. corner Baker and Josephine streets,'  NELSON, B. C.  . FINANCIAL AND  '���������'. INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.   ,  PANTS,    PANTS,     PANTS,  To make room for 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.  SQTXIDEEE,  y        Corner 'Ward and Baker Streets/

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