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The Miner Jan 6, 1894

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Array >.?..Q  Qi  ,'->  '���������������������������*:$  The Ml lies in  K' otcB,������}' are Among  tlic ttielieat In  America.  I  ThcOres .are  -i;������":-<J';":i.".������'. In  'Soldi'   li'ii 3" Lchil.  , uiMJimrmmuatKTcm  Whole Number 177.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday, January 6,   1894.  Subscription Price $2 per Year  Ready Cash is the .  Best  fntroduc  To Present to  LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Tuors,   Hardware,  and  Miners' supplies a  A  fl  o  OR HOW THE TAIL ESSAYS TO WAG  THE DOG.  An Election Boss in Nelson Drafts an Elec-  torinl Conv^nlion Tor the Kin! he District  :in<l Assigns Each as Many Votes as lie  Considers they Require.'  z^^^r^x^z \ HAPPBMTN6S ABOUTKASLO  --Same, and i rid need the ore teamster to i illU L Jj^j1,UIJ H-UUU 1 IVil^UU  di'ji,\v off the road, and lose a portion of  his freight in so doing. :  Gustave Grosvenor, the teamster  would not lay information against Delaney so it. fell to the lot of officer Graham. The case will probably come up  for trial on Monday before Judge Sproat  in Kaslo,  LAW  RESPECTING  T".E   RIGHT   OF  .^  THE EOAD QUESTIONED.  COEBIN ON SMELTEES.  Liqt  A. BIGELOW & CQ  East Baker Street,  Garry Complete Stocks of all lines of  reneral Merchandise, except Hardware,  Liquors and  Cigars handled to the  jVade only.  Mayor Green, of Kaslo, this week received a circular from Nelson respecting  the holding pf a series of.caucuses in the  different portions of the district, for the  purpose of appointing elect orial delegates to a political convention to be held  in Nelson on or about April 12th.  As there has been ho meeting called to  discuss the advisability or holding such  a meeting - or convention, or as to the  date when such a convention should be  held if such a course should be deemed  advisable, it must come as a revelation  to, the electors ofNolson, the knowledge  that the details have all been arranged  for, them, and their path defined,.by  John Houston, whose name was within  the past week or so, placed upon the  voter's list.    .  If the Miner's information be correct  the little matter; as to how many electoral votes the town of Nelson is to  have, has been attended to, and the  same kind office has been performed for  every other place in .the district. The  Miner was not favored, with one of the  circulars, but from information secured  outside of the clique it has been given to  understand'the assignment of electofial  votes throughout the district is about as  follows: ���������  Nelson, 5; Toad Mountain, 1; Kaslo, 5;  New Denver, 3; Silvertbn, 1; Nakusp, 2:  Revelstoke', G; Big Bend, 1; Jllecillewaet,  2; Glacier. House, 1; ��������� Hall's Landing,  1; Fire Valley, I; | Trout Lake*, 1;  Watson. 3; _Thiicfa-.For*s.-. 2; -Robson,-1;  trail Creek, 2; Waneta, I. Balfour, 1:  Ainswofth, 2; Pilot Bay, 1; .Ryckerts, 1;  Lardeau City.  lie Say* the Time has Arrived When Spokane  Should Have One.  D. C. Corbin, of the N. & F. S. is advocating the erection of a smelter for  Spokane.   The press of that city, report  him as saying: "A few years ago, I  thought the idea premature and I still  think it was. But times have changed  since then. This city now is as well, situated to procure ore as any town in the  country, and I. see no reason why a smel-  tei ��������� shouldn't; be operated. We now  have access to the Kootenay country,  where there is a vast amount of ore with  still more showing every day. 'The Okanogan country is showing well, and we  have.the Coeur d'Alenes, together with a  good many low grade properties along  the line.of-spokane & Northern." There  ���������are JOO claims that can't afford to ship a  longdistance waiting for a smelter near  athand. their operation and that of  others woujd necessarily stimulate the  product ion of dry ore, for we have dry  ores in plenty within a radius of 200  miles.  A Kaslo Woman Lays a Keinnrkable Charge  Against Three Men which Includes the  lite Larceny or Her Medicine Koltle and.  Handkerchiefs.  There are four cases awaiting Judge  Sproat's arrival^iuiKjas-ilo nexf:week;   ���������;  The most important of these is the  case jn which James Delaney is interested, involving the most important principle, known, as the rule of the road, governing,the meeting and passing of teams  on narrow roads. In the eastern Cauar  dian provinces, and in the United States,  the rule of the road is that teams must  pass on the left turning out on the right,  but in this province the English law has  always been enforced by which teams in  passing tu.ni our on the left, and this  law .was passed by the. legislature of the  province in 1S92.  It does not always follow however  that teams must pass, on the .right, by  turning out on the left. On the Cariboo  load the same difficulty prevailed as is  being experienced on the Kaslo-New  Denver ore road to-d;?y. -Custom iii.  meeting on this road made a common  law, that the heavier laden vehicle-'  Whereby Those who Have Mean.; Musi ������:������ii- | should ha^e the hill-side for the purpose- .  ��������� of safety, and that if  necessary the two -  FIXING INCOME TAXES.  tribute to the Public Chest.  Washington, Jan. 2.���������A.dvocutes of  the individual income tax proposition  were triumphant at the meeting of the  democratic members of the ways and  means committee this afternoon. Eleven  members were present when the final  meeting was held at the treasury departmental.-1 o'clock. Issue was joined on  t>vo~pnTpositi6ns, duo to levy a- tax of 2  per, cent, against individual incomes  ig-kOOO, and against net. incomes 1'roin  the  drivers should carry the lighter vehicle-  around after emptying out its  contents.  The' driver is in all cases held'answeiv-  able for 11113' breaches of the. right of the-  road and offences are claimed as misdemeanors and punishable, by a fine.  Until the law of the. road is thoroughly understood theie will be some t.rour  ble, owing to the differences existing between the laws of Eastern Canada and  "the. United Slates on one side and this  province on the other. The driver of the-  bus in which Delaney was will be tried  for his olTense. against this regulation.  There is a petty larceny case, of rather  startling-nature to come up, in which a.  Nelsonico   and   two    Kaslo    men.    are  Agents for Anheuser-Biish (Si Louis)  leer, the best Made in America,  YOU  1 Until  THE m  &  iB^,  TEMPTING   DISPLAY, of  aajd  giWiar^are,  SkoWrj itj the  =;.-, "   <--, "/'-; ���������". - :���������.:    ���������*_.".;ri ��������� ; . ...  \H(ar^roo^is   of  quickly, and their  would  have  been 110  like,lihp(������l of any, soreness outside.- .  ' The circular . refened 'to  appeared  this morning's issue of the Tribune.  ox. J liquor  without a license.  corporations;  and  the second   propnsi-  Now the Miner would not like, to up- j tion, ottered as a subst it ute by Mr. Cock-  set   the   milk, but  it is convinced that j ran of'New York, in tax   incomes   from  nothing can  comeof any such con veil-1 corporations! per cent, and inheritances ,  tion unless harmony prevails.    The out-! 5 per cent., to place a-lax of 10 cents on '��������� charged   by  a-female   resident   of  the  side districts   do not like having   th-ir I whisky and  restore, sugar  to the duti-! same town wit li t he  remarkable offence  tasks set for them.   They would not iiko ! able  list ��������� ar. naif a cent a pound.    The | of stealing a bottle of medicine, a bandit if their lesson was set by a meeting of I vote on Cockran's substitute proposition j kerchief,  and a   small  sum  of  money*.  Nelson business  men, and  they will'iint | resulted in its defeat��������� 7 10 1,    The. orig- '��������� Warrants  were issued in  this ca e   but..  be any better pleased if their task is set j inal proposition  1 hen carried  bv a  vote : officer Graham showed his good sense, in;  by one who mistakes himself for the dis- , of 0 10 5,    It was also decided to'merease '; holding- them, as  summonses  until  he-  triet at large.   The  hotter  method   to j the whiskey lax 10 cents.a gallon���������from j consulted -.Judge Sproat.    The accused  bur-sued would have been to consult rep- ; Jj()   cents   to   $1���������to   be   levied   against. ������"iil appear before him.  rcscntative men in  the different  places j whiskv in as well as out of bond.    ,l)pon ;    The remaining cases  include the De-  and���������betnre^any-tl)ing^('ise_v.-as^-<tone.J-repi:eski.tation������.that this increase would j_lane_y  Gun  case, and a charge against  secure their coV.se nt to such a proceed- j wot k an undue hardship-to owners of] o"iuMif't"he"j'radin'g-(-o!iipa.nies"l'or-sel!ing-  ing.    It.   could   have   been   managed as I whisky  in iioud, it, was  decided  to  lend  Uie" bonded   period-from three to  eigne years.    The tax on playing cards,'! ���������   STJIOIDED AT NAKTJSP-  at one time fixed at b' cents a  pack, was j -  - ���������_ '  reduced 2 cents, and ,the contei'npiaied \ K(.  .1lt!C.s   nVixth   is>   a WransaSSc .tiacuuv  tax on perfumes and cosmetics   was dis-1  '   ��������� the S'reseiiee. <>r Many Wilncsscs.  Mat Keliey suicided at Nakusp on Dec.  23rd. He was an old timer and railroader, having been roadmaster since  and during C. P. R. construction! .His  friends cannot understand it. No cause  can be assigned for his action. He was'  a passangor on the steamer, Lytton from  North bend toNakusp. the chattiestand .  pleasantest, perhaps, of all at the wharf.'  'Good bye. compliments of the  season." and before anyone had time for  thought or word he'sent a 4-1 bullet  through his head. Mr. Kelly was- well  known in Nelson.  111  iu  THE OpMIQUE CASE O    '  .LctvAivon ������.!te Talidity ������i" She Ky-Lsiws a? Use  llcin!i-3]>;;[tl.v.  The manager (if the theatre  Comique  corporation of  '.has-decided to   light  the  Kaslo in the lailer's endeavor  to  i carded.    Theie is no.  increase .-made   mi  1 be   tax on cigars,v but the ineiease  on !  j cigarettes of $t pei- thousand was allow-',  \ eu to stand.    The- committee estimated I  ! that   the   taxoii  incomes from, corpora-.  j tions  and individuals.(corporations  be-1  ing treated as individuals) will raise$30,-  (XA),0t)0,    ij;l2.(:(K).(J0'J  from    corporations  sluU!a.iid   5!iLR,tJU0,0()0  from  individuals.    The  the thi-aU-d up by imposing a  L-ix of ten \ in'cVease from the whisky, tax, it is  est'i-  ���������dolbirs per night. i inaled,   will give, an  additional   revenui  He has enlisted  the services of lawyer i of-$l0,U!)0,UiX).   The proposed lax on  in  McArthur to test the validity of the by- ; hetitances, which it was believed would i "r[e ^.^fj  law imposing the. tax, and  the  corpora- | obuiin, in case, the proposition for an in-  tion has,instructed.i.ts solicitor to,defend | dividual'' income' fax   failedi   was   not  <jhe.toy-lavy.be drafted. -  ���������' The legality of the council as at pre-j  sent composed, is q.n.estiopetL- |  The first trial came, before Justices I  G.. O.. Buchanan and O. Tv Stone on '  Thursday. ", Messrs. McAi.thur and Abbs  offered, to' nijp'duce. e.yidenc'e d(is'q.ualify-  ing.thwie'irji'^mbers _������_������i( the Cpu,nci), but  the justices ijefused to, receive, \}S The  lawyers!iefused to gp^on with th*ejr defence .at this stage, and "*Manager' 5". S-  H;oJli������,n,d--was fjuecL $.50, a;od .costs. An  appeal .h.,-^, been. ���������ienjfc.er.ppVail.4i-'will be  herHtiJ i,uyt^e.!cpniAtyJCQy.iti h.ej-e>;<>n . May  21).. ���������  '���������''   ''������������������   ������������������- -      '���������"  .'���������!��������� '     .���������:':!;       :: .   i">      (  CP^ILTESJ OP. T^UB, fiOAI;.  JameK Orl^iiey Cel������ into a Oebatc anil FuIIh  -   /. ji. ������n.ii. on. a. Teamster.  ; deemed necessary.  A GREAT EXPLOBBR DEAD.;  THE KASLO ELECTION"..  KKn  0 H  er.  Great.  Bargain  LllJL-  Le  Itady-fcr-.  Cash.  >������ir Samuel   Haker,  Who   Discovered   Lake | ,   .ilbert \y:ui7ti.     ' | The. Members are not Timibllii^ liver Kaeh  LOXDOX. Dec. 30.���������Sir. Sa.uaual. Balder, !  " . Other Tor  Fresh H<hm������i>.  the celebrated Afei;ican explnrer, isdead. |    The Kaslo nominations which are  sq*  ��������� ^He was b'prh.' Ju'iie 4.  1S21.    Having a 'for Thursday- will: probably see a change  sti;ong desii;e for ad;vent,ure, he  organ-' in   the   composition  of   the   municipal  izedv with his brother, an extensiveagri-: council-    Mayor Green  announced: his  cultural   colony, in  Ceylon,   where  he [ indention of-resigning but.the probabil-  weiit'iii lSl^iemajningHj^ that countpy   ities'are, that he will be  induced to. rug  , eight years.,   In.lSUL he went to  Africa. ; again, and in sucli. iui eveiift,. will, prbb-  i with the'design o'f visiting'thesoutfeesiof ! ably  be, elected) by   acclaiiiafticin.    3,'bp  j the Nile.    He ..fell  in, with. Spek.e and', "f?w, ni-en w.ho  will  likely- be. asked:; <#  ! Grant, and afterward] explored the west-1 run. for i council men are. Archie Fletcheit  | ern arm of t he Nile, and   dis.cos ered*. the ��������� "-nd George Kane.  Albert Nyanza lake.    In 1869-he set oiit,  unpleasant   unexpei ience   on  of  a  rather  Sunday.    . 1       ,-  ��������� As'he was coming, into  Kaslo  with a  load, c>������ orp^ a few;iniles this side of?the  rT*:.'~-J\til..'TT ..t_'..   ;.r      .   -T-.    ���������<"      +v-i    ���������      '    '  TheJ new council will' get after the  theatre Comique in a lively fashion.-" It  is understood  that one  reason   for  NS4������fiH,  ?,..(?,  Gustave Grosvenor,  a driver on one ; "."deij-tthtj djrect;ion  of. the Khedive of :  ! the ore learns on the Kaslo road had ; ^SYP^ with 1,000 picked men, with the'  ; design or suppressing the slave trade, ex- ��������� .        ,-.,.,-  ; tending:the boundaries, of Egypt and !1S "derstood that one reason for not  ; spreading the cultivation of cotton. In ! pushing the theatre hard is that May.-r  ! 187,3.he, returned, froni.,this. expedition. ' and Alderman Green were each disqual-  | ^pi>rting,.coinpleMf- success His. wife ti(ied when the councU was firsL.org:iniz.  ��������� his.acc,(>inpariiedbim upejn alL his Afei-, _   , , ���������        ,  can exptjtlitlQns,   ' ���������    ''   '   '        l      ;������!:   Some lamps were requned for the.  'The, decjiyised \yas. a hr,o������her. of; Col. council chain her. and without consider-  Bafeer. 'of/Gi;anbrok, Miiist^i;" of mineis :��������� ing the elTec: of their action, the lumps  and.Education, ti}r this, pr.oyjnqe,, ; were supplied, by the  Green  Bros..and  "->���������������'       \    r������-~ 1 '  .     -,r .    ��������� ', billed to the council.    The bill" was su'li-  Geo. A. Bigelow was  in  Victoria  ati . ,  , ,  New Years, ' '��������� | sequtmtly   withurawn   and   the    sumo  Ten'M-iie'Housiv he iiiet James Delaney,  driving a consignment of the youth and  beautfy,of. the. theatre. Comique, bound   ��������� -V'*' >*^^^ 1W!* ^WW- '  for Ne-W' Denver.     ' ' ' ; Bak������^ of? Cranbrok,  MJnstjer. (>t  Delaney claimed the right of the road,  land-ordered the driver^n~ the ore sled ������,a  draw off-.the "roadway, and- allow'the  live stock freight to pass on its wav rejoicing. As such a proceeding vvoufd-be  dftijgecous. with.his. heaixyload. the dri-  HtE: OmaKdaile. arrived in  town  on !-Iajuris ���������������������*��������� hilled to the council by the  Wednesday from Uie.coast. .; Bjers Hardware company.  ���������7/..- THE MINER, NELSON, B,, C,, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 189  MASSACRED BY MATABELES.  Cap!. Wilson and Forty 3!en Z'cu-sii������! l.olx'ii-  giila's 1'coplu Too I'ar.  London, Dec. 27.���������Confirmation has  ibeen received from several commcrical  sources of the complete annihilation of  Capt. Wilson's force. It lacked confirmation by official messages, but it is general 13- accept ed as true. After the defeat  of Kiifg Lobengula at Buluwayo, he fled  to and across the Shangani river pursued  by the British. Capt. Wilson and about  forty men left the main body pursuing  col mini and crossed the Shangani after  the eniiiiiy, Shortly after he crossed the  river began to raise and his retreat was  cut off. Soon reports began to be reeiv-  ed'that. the whole force had been killed  a'hd ihej- were beleivedat .the colnnaial  office, though no official dispatch dis  patches were received to confirm them.  On December 12, a report was telegraphed from Capetown Capt. Wilson's force  had defeated the Matabele under Lobengula, and that the natives had fled.  This report, however, like those of the  massacre of the force, was not eonfiirm-  ed. It was then also said that Capt.  Wilson was understood to be making  for Fort Charter, as the rise in the river  prevented his return to Buiuwa.yo. The  advices now received indicate that the  fiirs report, of the massacre of the force  was probably correct and that instead  of defeating the Matabele, the latter annihilated Wilson's force.    _,  GLADSTONE IS EIGRTY-POUB  The Anniversary oi' the - Premier's EStrth  Calls Foi'jJt 3Iiii:.v (;:>js������r:i2!3]a(ioli.s.  London, Dec. 29.���������Right Honorable  William Kwart Gladstone, premiei of  the British Empire, is SI years old today, and he is enjoying excellent health.  Telegrams and messages and cards of  congratulation are pouring in on him  from all parts of the world. The Queen,  the'Prince and Princess of Wales, and  prominent members of both, the British  political parties have tendeied theircon-  gratulat ions. Mr. Gladstone after breakfast attended as usual personally to his  enormous correspondence, and at- noon  presided at a meeting of the cabinet.  lie was.deeply affected by the warmth  of the greetings and congratulations of  his colleagues on entering the house.  He received a perfect triumph on the  part of the Liberals.  Idaho's .llelal production in 18!KJ.  BoiSB,,Dec,  30.���������Figures    of   Idaho's  metal production for 1S03 as compared  with 1892, prepared by Alfred Eoff. cashier of the Boise City National bank,  for  "Wells, Fargo & Co., are as follows:  1893. 1892.  Gold Sl.fi-ln.OOO ������1,790,000  Silver  1,502,000 2,798,000  Lead       775,000        " 2.475,000  Total  .������3,922,000 ������7,003,000  The decrese for the year is largely in  Cceur'd Alene, where the mines have  been closed down much of. the time, even  more so than last yeai." The production  of that;..sect ion last Y^^\ under ad verese_  ncobditTorisT"was��������� $17375701 JOT- Tlie"~clFsiiig"  of themines carrying silver, mainly, but  with some gold, largely reduced 'thegold  production, but. it has been .partly compensated for by the opening up of placer  mining in.a great many localities which  have heretofore . not been considered  worth working.  Pinching Brazil's President.  As soon as the Nietheroy, the; dynamite cruiser purchased in New York,  reached Brazilian waters the officers and  crew threatened to to strike.unless they  got more pay. The officers asked $5,000  each for three months further duty and  the men. wanted $S00. President Peiz-  oto agreed to the demands of the officers  but he thinks that the,men should flight  for three inenths for $'100. The officers  know how to work the dynamite guns,  which accounts for thePresident's action  but the men can be easly replaced by a  native crew.  Stubborn as Grovel*.  Governor Waite was waited upon by  a delegation of business men, and urged  not to call his special session of the legislature. During the "conference Judge  Rogers, the" spokesman ��������� of the party  said:  "We can't coin a dollar, nor can  we  -'-"make the dollar of another country legal  tender."        -      '   ,   ���������  .;���������'������������������ "The- federal constutition," replied  Waite, "gives, the state the' right to  make gold and silver coin legal tender,  and I can use the coin of another country." '_  '. Take ad vantage.of the bargains offering at Jacob Dover's jewellery store. >  ���������^r  NELSON  LOTS  fa  m  van  I  l^S./**]  , "  1 JJ  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 \ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land ConnnissiouerC. ScK. Ry. Co.,Ni-;lson, B.C.  [r,. s.]  E. DEWDNEY.  NOTICE.  :^CT CTICE is herely given IliatW. F.McCu  -^-^ loch, as agent for Edward Mahon, 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.  t - Adverse claimants will forward their objec  tions within sixty days from the date of this  publication.  "' . X. FITZSTUBB3,  Gold Commissioner-  Kelson; B. C, Nov. 11,1893. Nov. 25  CANADA  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  To our faithful, the Members elected to serve in  the Legislative Assembly .of our Province of  British Columbia, at our City of Victoria.���������  Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  Tiieodokk Davie, \\\T HERE AS We (irodes-  Altorncy-Gcneral, i ������V irtms and resolved as  .soon as mav be, to meet Our people ot 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 ot Our  Executive Council of the Province of British Col  uinbia, do hereby convoke, and by those presents  cnioin vou, and each of you.-that on .1 hursday,  the Eighteenth day ef the month of January, one  thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, you  meet Us in Our said Legislature or Parliament  of Our said Province, at Our City of Victoria,  FOR TIIK DISPATCH OF BUSES ESS, to treat  do, act, and conclude upon those things which in  Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, by the Common Council of Our said I ro-  vincc may, by the favor of God, he ordained.  In Testimony Weeeeok, Wo have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent, and  the Great Seal of the Province to be hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honorable  Edgar Dewunev, Lieutenant-Governor ot  Our said Provinee of British Columbia, m  Our City of Victoria, in our said Province,  this Fourteenth day of December, in the  vear of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, and in the lifty-sev-  enth year of Our reign. ���������  By Command,  JAMES  BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Bank of Montreal,  tIAriT.il (all paid np>, $12,000,000  BEST,       .       ���������      ..   .   ��������� ������,O0O,O4M������  Sir   DONALD A.  SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Nelson Branch:   N. W., Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers.  Gra     commercial and travelers' credits, available- in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS  BANK  BRANCH.-:  Rate, of interest at present 3������ per cent.  Neelands Bros  have prepared some  Beautiful   Photogra-  .   graphic  Christmas  WtaVe  YoU   See  rp,  The rfew  issued by-  UNCONDITIONAL  NONFORFEITABLE  \, ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  TOEON"TO,     OlSTT^-RIu^,  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.  It provides for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of death.  It offers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically n on-forfeitable, after two  years.   The  insured  being entitled to:  (a) Extended insurance without application,for the full amount of the policy,  for the further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender to'a  (b) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after five  years to a "  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furiushed upon application to the  Head Office, or to any of the  company's ^Agents.   See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOW'ETT, J. D. BREEZE   ������<-iicrsii Ascm i������i- it. t;.  j%S������;nt for Nelson. 411 Cordova SI reel. Vancouver.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  SOI.K   NtNIlKTIIltKltS   OF   TIIK  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 other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and "Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. C.  C  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY)  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Xooti  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the Ei  TKAI.VS    TO   AX89   FSStUSS    5K!,SON    l������.t  Direct Connection at. 1'lobson every  Tuesday, TltitDsriuy  and S.iliirslii.y'liveii  With Steamer for RRvr.LSTOKis, whore coil  Lion is made with Canadian J'acilic EastbJ  and West linn "d through (rains.  Tlll'.OL'Jii   I'lCKKTS  TSSDKI),  !!...UGAGK ClIKOKHD TO DkS'J'IXATIOnI  No .Customs Dil-'kjcultieI  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Pall  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Cq  os, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free 'Colli  Sleeping Cars. ���������  For iaforma tion as to raics, Lhnc.otc,.  to nearest, agent.  J. II tUSB/lOX, Agent, Nklso|  Or to <;i:������. Mel,. iiltOW.V  District Passenger, Akoii[.,'V'a,ycoi|  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTEJSTAY  STEAM   NAV.  (limited)  T18V3E  CARD   MO.   9.  NELSON AND KASLO ROUTE I  D.  CARTMEL,  J. W. CAMPION,  J. E. W. MACFARLANE  . They will sellat cost  for 20 days your pick  of Archytypes, Steel Engra-  vin gs, Photo-Grravures,  Lithographs, and  Etchings.  "  .  Frames to Match.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that the B. C. South-  -*o ern Railway Company will apply to the  Legislature of the Provence of British Columbia.  at its next session, 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 lineatornear the  forks of Michel Creek; thence by Tvay of Michc  i Creek to Martin Creek. ,.  BOD WELL & IRVING.       il  Solicitors fo the Applicants.  ���������Dated this 7th December, 1S93.  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  HOTELS.  Watsoi) Hotel  WATSON,   B. C.  The TOWX OK WATSON is situated between  Beat and Fish Lakes, on the' Kablo-Sloban  wigon road, 20 miles from Kaolo and^ 10  milcsfrom New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district :  The WATSON 1IOTK1 is one of the best kept  houses in the er.'zire Slocan country. The dining room and kirchen are in charge of female  "-���������" help of experience." The bar is stocked with  the best Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER & WATSON,  PBOJ'RIETOKS.  ,    NELSON  LIVERY anfl PEED STABLES  WILSON   &  WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND GRAIN FOE SALE.  fllE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STO.CK or en route, from the  Coast.j  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils:  2 Carload Sash and Doors.-  2 Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4-  tftch.  I Carload Dry Clear. Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  I Carload Factory Cedar,.  .An. Immense Stock of Common  Lumber,. Shingles, Laths, Mouldings,  Etc., as usual. .���������'"'.-.'-  G. O, Buchanan,  .   - Kootenaya Lake  Sawmill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  <���������-     STEAMEit NELSON  IJoinjj Xorlli.  Leaves Nelson, Mondays 9 a. m.  Arriving at Kaslo 1 p. m.  "       Tuesday 5.15 p.m.  Arriving at Kaslo 9.30 p.  -  " "  .   Tnursdays9. a, m.  Arriving at Kaslo 1. p.m.  "        Fridays 5,15 p, in.    .  '"'      Arriving at Kaslo 9.30 pj  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. ^ '  i-'-ab Street.  Office with Wilson & Perdu  -VTOTICE IS. HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  -*^ Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers, at the Coeur d'Alcne hotel in Kaslo,  is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Mr.  Ward, who continues the business, will settle all  claims against the partnershipSand receive all  debts due to it.  JOHN FRANCIS WARD  .....   :   . ; JOHN" KING  Dated December lltn 1893.  lining S011II1.  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at 8 a, m.  Arriving at Nelson, 12 nj  Wednesday at 3 a. 111.   ,  Arriving ������t Nelson at 7  "     ���������  " .     Fridays at 8 a.m.  Arriving at Kelson at 12 1  "       Saturday at ���������') a.m.  -Arriving at Nelson 7 a. nl  Passengers from Kaslo for Spokane and al  points south should take the "Nelson" leavinl  Kaslo at 3 a.m., on Wednesdays and SaturdayJ  making  close  connections with . tlie N. & F.  rains.   Arriving in Spokane, n.30 same day;.  A saving will be made by purchasing- tie!  from the purser for Spokane, and points onl  ���������N. & F.^ S. and S. F. & N. Railways.  The Company reserves the. right :to changj  schedule at any time without notice.  Great Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Drug Sti  now ii  Selected  Toilet Soaps THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. JANUARY 6,  1893-  ���������~ra-^-.-N-rraJ......J.H^J,jMI^JK������J-aaiiM������^''������"'"'  (Lite  &  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, provided  the staff is sober, and will be mailed to any |  address iu Canada or the United States, for ;  one year on receipt of two dollars. Those ,  desiring sample copies will secure.same on ;  receipt of ton cents.  Contract Advertisements inserted at the rate  of ������3 per inch, (down the column) per month  Hildas much more as patrons will stand.  Transient Advertisements inserted at the  rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Curc-All, Private Remedy, and Ncxt-to-  Purc-Rcading-Mattor advertisements are not  wanted. ���������'  use of the phrase, ' till hell freezes over.'  After defending his use of the word hell,  the governor replied :  It gi'ieves me to learn that you are  troubled on account of what you consider my profanity. Permit me to ask if  your sleep is disturbed any on account  of the servant girls and industrious poor  who have lost their little all by depositing it in the savings banks of this city  (Denver), or those who have been sold  out of all they posses*- by chattel, mortgage fiends, or the* starving poor of  Denver, who almost daily seek refuge iu  suicide? Or are these matters of so  little consequence that they vex not  your righteous soul? We read in the  scriptures of those who were clean outwardly, like an artic sepulchre, but within are full of all manner of rottenness,  and dead men's bones."  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Pi-ices to match.  Address  THE MINER PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.  NELSON,    B.C.  NELSON HYDRAULIC MIXING COMPANY  LIM [TED.  PROSPECTUS.  T  -10 THE PUBLIC:  CROOKED FINANCING.  The London financial world is much  exercised over the sharp practices of  Presidei) t Rainhart, of t h e At cuison railway, in misrepresenting the sale of the  railway's finances to the British stock-  after arrangements   had  holders,   even  fil-  CURRENT COMMENTS.  Editor Coy is so tickled with his joke  in dubbing the N. & F. S. road the "Fort  Sheppard and Five Mile Point Railway"  that he produces it in half a dozen different places in one issue of his paper.  the  last  in-  m  -.1  \P-  been made in the United .States, foi  ing a, bill for receivers for the road.  The general opinion expressed  by  press, is that the affair destroys the  vestage of confidence which English  vestors had in American railroads.  Thorc is much information to be  gathered in reading between the lines of  the comment of the leading journals, as  telegraphed from great Britain.  The. Financial News says the Atchison  descoption is in some respects the worst  of all deceptions with which investors on  this side have been  taken in,  and pronounces the opinion that the whole business is discreditable to the  last degree.  The  Standard doubts  if a 25 per cent  assessment   on   the shares would yield  enough to put. the line on its legs again.  The.Chronicle says that  payments  of  interest often depend, not upon the solvency of the company, but upon   the interests of those in control, judged from  the market point of view.  If British Columbia had a live Agent  General in London in the place of Mr.  Beeton, this province could be served  wonderfully weli in London now, when  confidence is so thoroughly shattered in  American, or rather United States, railway investments. 'v It follows that there  will be a steady withdrawal of British  capital from American railroads. This  money will to n greater or less extent be  seeking investments, and in many instances will be ready for speculation.  There is no country in the world which  otters such promising investments for  '^capital "as ~does" W es t~ Koote nay .--���������I ts  miiifii-al resources are just beginning to  be recognized, but for the want of reliable government statistics, and the stationing of a vigorous, energetic, man in  "London, as British Columbian Commissioner, or whatever his title may be, in  the place of he who holds the position  to-day; the province of British Columbia may be passed over by many, who.if  approached in a businesslike manner  would in many instances consider some  of the inducements which the province  offer to investors.  The advancement of a new country  depends largely upon the amount of  capital which can'be attracted to it profitably. Jts advocate should be ever  alert to take advantage of the fluctuations of the- money market. Opportunities passed.over are forever lost. A  live commissioner armed with reliable  ^statistics respecting the resources of the  province, is the best investment that the  provincial government can make. A  ^poor commissioner is infinitely worse  than no commissioner at all.  Among the  many decorations on the  Time  Kill   Club's  dining  following :���������" Eat,  drink,  to-morrow thou may-  It has provan a great.  walls of the  room   is the  and be merry, for  est be in   Kaslo."  appetizer.    tiraiiimaticul <'oy.  In disposing of one whom he terms an  extremely hypercritical person who had  presumed to speak disparingly of Coy's  job-work productions, the editor defends  his artistic conceptions in this wise :���������"I  would also lay the individual in question  very long odds, viz, five dollars against  his monthly income, that he can make  more grammatical errors to the square  inch than the average, school boy can to  the acre."  If the educational standard, was lowered, and Coy was substituted for the  school boy, the luckless offeTider would  not have u ghost of a chance for his  money in a fair field,  . yilMH-ecsulliijt tU'uliam ISicd.  Police Officer Graham, who has. been  relieving Officer Sherwood, of the Kaslo  police, during the holidays, was presented with a purse of fifty dollars last week.  The presentation was made by Mayor  Green on behalf of about twenty  citizens.  "0    Spoke strong lV<������nlH.  Chicago, Dec. 29���������W' T. Stead, the  London editor and reformer, has mortal] offended many prominent women in  Chicago by some plain talk at a joint  meeting of the women's clubs of the city  "cltillFd to'councelregarding aid -to-suffering women and children. In the course  of his remarks Mr. Staed said: "Women  who have great opportunities only to  neglect them are more, disreputable in  the eyes of God and man than ^the most  abandoned women of the streets." This  language gave much offense, and many  ladies declared that they would never  again attend a meeting at which Mr.  Stead was present.  .On September 20th, 1893. the following gentlemen formed themselves into a syndicate for the  purpose of acquiring and developing the Boulder  RIaccr Claim, situate on Forty-Nine Creek, about  eight miles westerly from Nelson,West Kootenay  District, British Columbia:  J. A. KIRK, Civil Engineer;  J. F. RITCHIE, Provincial Land Surveyor;  11.B. DOUGAN, Miner;  '    F. M. MeLEOD, Barrister ;  JOHN ELLIOT, Barrister;  J. F.HUME, Merchant;  11. J. BEALEY, Heal 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. His well known  that Forty-Nine Creek goid is worth ������1S an ounce  (See copy of assay appended). The. claim is half  a mile in length and 700 feet in bread th���������350 feet  on each side of the creek. At diil'ereut times the  claim has been worked. G. M. Dawson, D. S.,  F. G. S., in the Annual Report (1SS7) of the Geological Survey of Canada, states: "In 1867, Forty  Nine Creek was reported to yield coarse gold to  to the value of f(J to %Yi, to the man. Bed rock  not worked." Since that (late attempts at developing the the claim have been made,but from  luck of capital and proper appliances, only the  high ground, which con tains tlio least quantity of  gold, "was operated on, while the ''pay streak,"  was not touched.  In August, 1802, Mn. It. li. Dougan acquired  the claim. With the aid of two men, and using  water with a head of about fifty-foot, he placed a  sluice-box about sixty-feet in length within about  two feet of bed-rock, and made excavations  through the gravel. This work has aided the  syndicate in obtaining reliable information as to  the nature of the claim. As a head of fifty-foot is  not powerful enough to carry boulders of even  medium size they had to be removed by hand. A  considerable quantity of gold was saved���������sufli-  cicnt to prove that a handsome prollt could be  obtained with the assistance of proper appliances.  (See Mn. Rice's report) Mr. Dougan made an  offer 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 mile in  length, above ; and another, the St. John, a quarter of a mile in length, below the Boulder claim.  They have thussecuredacontinuous claim of one  and one-quarter miles hi length. These properties are held by lease, for a period of live years,  from the government. The lease can be renewed  by law, from thiine to time, as required.  Mn. .1. F. Rice, superintendent of the Kootenay Hydraulic works on the Tend d'Oreiile river  in British Columbia, was then engaged to thoroughly prospect the claims and report thereon.  (See report annexed) Mil. Rice was accompanied  by Messrs. Kirk & Rixciin:, civil engineers, of  Nelson, who made a report on the work and plant  required to equip the claim with the most ellioi-  ent appliances for scouring the gold. (Sec the  report annexed) At a meting of the syndicate  held on Nov. 8th, 1803, it i,..'0 resolved'to take the  necessary proceedings to .obtain lincorporaWuii  under the name of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Company, Limited liability, with the head oflice  at Nelson; capital stock, SLOO.000, divided into  20,000 shares <>f ������5 each ; 15,000 being ordinary  sharcs, and 5.000 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 9,000 fully paid up  shares, it has been decided tootl'er for sale the  5,000 preference shares, with the understanding  that applications for.stock will not be accepted  unless accompanied by 00 per cent of the face  value. This will give the company ������15,000 with  which to proceed with works of construction and  meet incidental expenses, it is 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  KA.\K1X������ HOUSES.  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLOMBIA  (Incorporated l>y Royal Cliartcr, 1862.)  CAPITAL <Wrti<l up), ������fiOO,IM>0    ���������  (With power to increase.)  KESEKVE HFM������,  ������2<iO,iMM>      .  $3,920,000  1,305,333  m  1.",'  GOVERNOR  WAITES. RETORT.       \  When Governor "VVaite, of California, j  rnnounced that he purposed keeping up j  the fight for the free and unlimited coin- j  age of silver, at a ratio of 16 to 1 '.until  hell freezes over,'he was set down by  half those who read his utterance, as a  crank. --���������' .  It frequently falls out however, that  the  difference  between   a crank and a  national lion, is but the difference which j  comes with failure or success.    The gov- ;  eriior of   Colorado   has announced  his j  determination   of   making   silver legal!  tender in the state of Colorado, and des- \  pite   threats   of   impeachment, he  has!  adhered to his programme.   Just how'  the difficulty will turn out is something  beyond conjecture.  Recently one Richard Collins took the  governor to task for his profanity in the  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  BBANCHES:  . Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Wcstmin-  r stcr, Nanaimo'and Kamloops;  ! United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, and Seattle. '  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND 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 York:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  . Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  CAVINGS   DEPARTMENT-  DEPOSITS received at SI and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3J- per cent,  per annum. - ,_  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  The syndicate is taking advantage of the low  water to construct the dam and sluice boxes. 11  is the intention to have everything ready to commence working the claim when IheroUs a sufficient volume of water next spring, and to employ a  thoroughly experienced man as superintendent.  Respecting the probability of the property paying, the syndicate believe that Mn. Rice's report  is a very conservative statement of its value. In  this connection the following quotations will bo  of interest:  Professor Dawson, in his Annual Report.  (1887) to the Geological Survey of Canada, says'.  " The future of placer mining deserves consider-  'ation, particularly from the following points of  ivicw: In each proved auriferous district, the  poorer ol\1css concentrated gold bearing ground  must necessarily surpass in area that of the very  rich deposits," which alone pay for work with  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 hea vermachinery and appliances into  use, will enable the profitable working of groutly  cxtended acres."  In the same report Mu. Dawson also says:  "There are quite a number of valleys in which,  though the bed of the present stream has proven  rich, the deep" ground or old channel has not yet  been reached, or if reached has not been satisfactorily tested. In all these cases it requires only  more effective machinery and greater engineering skill to be brought to bear, to attain and  work the deposits referred to, and it is likely that  many of them "\vill pay well when such means  can be applied at areasonabio cost."' " -  The following is from Van Wagenen's Manual- of Hydraulic Mining: '.'Hydraulic mining  presents fewer risks ana more certainties than  any other .department of- mining, other things  being equal. It is simply a question of moving  gravel or soil from one place to another.' Given  therefore, in addition to an abundance of water !  to move and wash the gravel, ample space to |  deposit it again after it has been washed, and the |  problem of obtaining a profit has been reduced to t  a mimimum. AS an example", the gold bearing j  veins of the western United States have an aver- j  value"of about ten dollars per ton of quartz ex-j  tracted, which ten-dollars cancbo mined, trans- j  ported to the mill, crushed, amalgamated refill ������d  and sold at a gross cost of about eight dollars per !  ton, or eighty per cent. The same gold vein after  passing through the labratory of nature, will consist of a gravel bed or deposit, worth about twenty cents per ton, which twenty cents may be secured and marketed at acost of not over five cents  or twenty-rive per cent. Other things being equal  therefore, hydraulic mining presents three times  ,the chance for profit that is found in gold-quartz  mining, and one-third the risk, with the additional advantage that the extent and richness of the  gravel bed may be completely studied and ascertained before working it, and at a slight cost,  while vein- mining is from the first to last, an experiment and a chance. The records of mining  show that over seventy-fiive per cent of all the  gold mined within history has been derived from  the working of gravel beds."  and that he was unable to test the bed-rock, owing to the amount of water, but adds that, "the  uneven nature of the bed-rock and. the character  of gold distributed through the entire deposit  point to"rich deposits in favored places." Further  on he-;says: '.' Samples taken from over a large  area, including the surface, sides, and foot of the  banks, and surface of the channel, give an average of 20 cents per cubic yard.  Taking two-thirds of the capacity of the  works, as stated by Mr. 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 da y. Assuming that the ground is worked for ninety days,  there would be a clear profit of ������27,000, or ������1.9(5  per share on shares held by the syndicate, and  preference shares, in a season.  Applications 1'or Stock  Applications for ten per ccnt^'preference  stock, accompanied with 60 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, Mr. G. W. Richardson, and all  papers and documents connected with the proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at his  oflice in Nelson.  J. FRED HUME,  J. F. RITCHIE,  G. W. RICHARDSON,  Trustees in charge ot  affairs of Syndicate.  Solicitor: J. ELLIOT.  Engineers: KIRK & RITCHIE.  Secretary: G. W. RICHARDSON.  Mr. .1. V. Uicc'.s K������i������m-t.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Syndicate:  Gentlemen���������In pursuance of your instructions  to examine and report on your property on Forty-  Nine creek, near Nelson, British Columbia, the  working, value, and kiud of plant required, 1  herewith oubmit the following:  The property consists of one and onc^qvuH'tcr  miles in length along the course of the Forty-nine  crook channel, and the banks on cither side for a  width of 700 feet. The present channel vftvics in  width from 50 to 90 feet, with a probable avarago  depth of 15 feet, filled for the most part wiTh a  compact gravel, a" large proportion of which is  heavy boulders. The bed-rock is a coarse-grained granite, in irregular layers, forming Ti very  uneven bottom, making natural riflles favorable  for arresting the coarser particles of gold.  Tests made, in an open cut;in the channel  gravel for a distance of 70 feet gave returns of  one-half cent per pan, or about GO cents per cubic  yard. Owing to the amount of water I was unable to test the bed rock with the facilities at my  command. The uneven nature of the bed-rock  and the character of gold distributed through  the entire deposit point to rich deposits in favored places on the bottom.  The channel gold is heavy, of a flat, angular  shape, comparatively coarse, and of a character  'to su .'c ui the sluices. The rim-bars or banks, on  cither side, arc in places extensive deposits that  vary in depth and extent, in some places showing  a' depth of 40 to 00 feet, and extending over several acres, consistiiv;- for the most part of a finer  gravel than that of t he channel, and an occasional strata of sanrt> oiay, which varies in thickness  from a few inches to several feet. Gold is disseminated throng'i the entire deposit, from grains at  the surface to heavy and coarser particles as  depth is obtained and the gravel more compact.  Samples taken from over a large area, including  the surface, sides and foot of the banks, and the  surface of the channel, gave an average of 20  conts per 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-  sluice, and the rocker. The surface, however, is  only skimmed in places. The only attempt to  exploit flic channel has been on the company's  ground by Mr. Dougan, mainly by man power,  whose returns, from what data 1 could gather,  averaged about 80 cents per cubic yard.  " The conditions of profitable working depend  mainly on a large water supply at high pressure,  ;i grade 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 bo the length of the working season.  The supply for that period seems to be ample.  By the construction of a flume and  ditch of four-fifths of a utile in length a vcr-  "tica"l_prcssure���������of_300���������fccr-is~obtaiiicdr~ amplc-  for -all purposes. The ditch and flume should  have a carrying capacity of 900 miner's inches.  All details of grade, materials, and construction  are embodied in the appended plan by Messrs.  Kikk & Ritchie.  In order to obtain the requisite dump, and to  bottom 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 throc-quarters.of an inch to the foot, or !) inches  per box of 12 feet. ��������� This gives a dump of (J feet,  which may be added to and increased by continuing the sluices on the same grade as the dump  vises to their level. The mode of construction and  class of material arcshowifin the appended plan.  secured. In designing a hydraulic system, measures have .to he taken to secure the required  water pressure, sluice-boxes grade to carry large  boulders, andan ample dumping ground.  ItelailA.  The head of water required in this case is 300  feet. To procure this it will be necessary to construct an artificial channel from a point about  four-fifths of a mile up stream from the place selected for the sluice-boxes. At the head of the  channel a dam, about five feet high, will have to  L.e 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 fiume, with a grade of  9,5 feet in 1000; the remainder will be an open  ditch. The capacity of tiuinc 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  =feot'long, with a grade of 9 inches in 12 feet.  From the lower end of the sluice-boxes the  fall increases rapidly, affording ample dumping  ground. Plans and profile showing details of the  work described are herewith submitted.  Cost.  Eleven hundred feet of steel piping and 2  monitors, with nozzles of 23,3������, 4,5 and  0-inch orifices, respectively, erected,  ready for working    Dam, flume, ditch, sluice-boxes (inclusive  of excavation) and house for workmen  Superintendence of construction, etc., 10  per cent       1,000  $ 2,000  8,000  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 in other places,  Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: 'Ditch  and flume, li miles.  La Grange Ditch & Hydraulic Mining Com-  panp, Tuolumne county, California: Ditches, 100  miles; flumes, 0 miles; grade of ditches, 11 to 32  feet per mile.  'Miocene-Ditch Company, Butte countv. 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 foot in  height. 'I he flume was suspended upon brackets  made of T rails built in theform of a reversed L  (1), 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 foot long and SO feet high.     '  El Dorado Water & Deep Gravel Mining  Company, California :   Main ditch, 10 miles.  Buckeye Company, California: Ditches, 35  miles; capacity, 2,5000; cost, ������120,000.  The details respecting the California companies arc taken from the report of the state Mining  Bureau for 1SS9. 'the same report gives with  other statistics, the following resume of work  done by the.La Grange Company, on all its claims  from June 1st, 1S91, to September 30th, 1870.  Disbursements  "Water, labor, etc ." '.$130,912 80  Per cubic yard  (j  Per ounce of metal produced  13 80  Average value of the ounce of metal produced.....' ���������  ^19 2G  Average yield  per  cubic yard of '     ~    .  ground  10 19  The above tremendous outlay for water when  compared  with  the facilities for procuring an.  ample  supply  at  Forty-nine  Creek, show very-  fa vorablc conditions for hydraulic mining.  Yours respectfully,  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Civil Engineers."  Working Capacity.  Tlio duty of a miner's inch varies with different conditions, running from 3 to 1 cubic yards to  25 and 30 per day, the latter result being obtained  under highly satisfactory conditions. In this case  after the clearing of the channel, the maximum  capacity should not be less than 3,000 cubic yards  per twenty-four hours with a sluice head of 1.000  inches, or 3 yards to the inch. In most hydraulic  mines the result exceeds this figure. From anuin-  i bur of California mines, taken at. random, the  work averages 5.V cubic yards per inch, per twenty  four hours.  The cost^f working varies with the amount,  and character of material handled, height of  lruiks, etc. In ordinary casus, with plenty of  water, dump, and other facilities,. ground that,  will rtveragc 5 cents per yard pays a good profiit.  The North Bloomlield mine, in Nevada county,  California, has worked ground for several years  at an average value of 3 cents per yard.  .Machinery.  The   machinery  necessary   will consist of a  pipe line of about 1,050 feet in length and twot  monitors or giants.   All  of the details  of size,  gauge, and construction of pressure-box arc fur.  nistied'in the appended plan.  While  the  dump  and, grade of the-sluices  leave something to bo desired, the condition are,  in the main, favorable, and with intelligent and,  skillful management there is no question1 as to a  profitable result. ���������   - '      "' c  Much is due Messrs. Kinitf'& Krrchu:,  whoseintelligent and skillful work made accurate estimates possible.        ' - '  I am. gentlemen, yours respectfully,  ." .  - J. F. Rick.  Lead  LTD)  Cfl  ���������IN     -    -  ���������������"5 2       S  i*       ������>  ������  J.  1;  5J     -t  >  a  a ������ b    /^  ���������S-s. 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S    M  ::::::::  THERE ARE THOUSANDS IN IT.  L  Details mill Estimate of font.  BY MESSRS. KIRK & RITCHIE.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Syndicate:  In accordance with Mr. Rice's instructions.  !tccor<l of ������lie t.olal wlili-h Forly-Xlnc Creek  (iiivc up in the Early Days.  The following letter was"received this  week by J. Fred llunie. one of the trustees of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Couipan}^, from an old timer who worked on the company's propertj' in the  early days.  ��������� Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, Dec. 2nd, 1893.  Dear Sir.���������Yours of the 18th at hand  and   contents  noted.     I,   with   several  others- worked on Forty Nine. Creek in  t he years 1S07-S-!)'.    We nihde from ,.$6 to  $12 per day.    We  worked-with  sluices  and   rockers,'   the   old   fashioned   ���������\vay.':  ! Wages were $4 to $5 per'day. -Most of  i our mining was done on the creek where  j your company5 has  located.    The gold  1 was coarse and some good crevices were  j.found?   I knew two men to make $1900  ! each in six weeks.    I cleaned $2500  the  : first summer.   The  Discovery Boys'did  Probable Output and Returns.  Mb. Rice reports that "an open !cut in the  channel gravel for a distance of seventy feet  gave returns of about 60 cents per cubic yard,"  we present the following statement of details and i their own work and cleaned about $800  i estimate of cost of construction of hydraulic. I wich, - Flour was worth $25 per 100 lbs. ;  plant, of most approved design, on iorty-Nine j hjlcon g75 per*cwt., and every thing- in  Hydraulic-mining is carried on byrj(propelling 1 perport.ion. The largest nugget we  a jet of water, under heavy pressure, on gold-: found weighed $20 ; many others were  bearing gravel'deposits.    The gre.vel being disin-1 fmnl ������2.50;,to $12 and SIS.    We sold our  dust for $1S per oz.    I am convinced if  said ground  is  worked   in  a scientific  tergrafed by this process and carried with the 1  water through the sluice-boxes. In its passage  the gold drops, owing to Jts great'weight, into  receptacles provided therefore, and the refuse  gravel is deposited "in a dump at the end of  the sluice.boxes." With proper, appliances',!  it is estimated that 95 percent of the gold can be 1  manner that yd'u have a good thing.  ,j ,J '- Yours very truly  Richard Fry,  olV THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,' JANUARY 6/1894.  ycrgggREMTi  ���������main-align  A" BROKEN EED&E  "Turns them  to shape, and  gives  to  airy  nothing a'local habitation and a 'name.���������Shake's  The last of the grading and ballasting  has been doiie on the few miles of the.  N." & F. S. connecting the town with the  outlet at Fve Mile Point. ' The last difference between the in en and the contractors has yet. to he recorded, and then  all the grievances of the foreigners  whose manual labor stretched the band  of steel into-the Kootenay from the  South shall be'wiped'off the slate and  forgotten. ��������� Some weeks ago the men  fearing that they were to be paid off in  Spokane, struck work and gave the contractors the alternative of paying their  fare's to Spokane or paying them'off in  Nelson.   . -"   ��������� ���������  As the result of this strike,-a special  was  made" up   here on 'Wednesday  to  convey  the.men   to Spokane.    On  the  ;, . ��������� ���������       '    ���������      ��������� j   .    i <     - ���������,' '< >  summit so much| snow was encountered  that  the locomotive "could not. force a  1     _���������:���������      _"'ir   'i'.ii';*    <   <"<r.-   .���������������������������  passage. Overtures were made to the  men to got ont andfshovel the snow but  they would not, so the special whs backed ihto-Nelson. flere ihe superintendent of the stores. Air. McLeod, paid t he  men off in cheques oh the Bank'of Montreal. When these were first presented  at. the bank they were dishonored, by  reason of some niisunrlerstiinding but  later in the day they \y;>re found to be  all right.  Those citizens wh<> (-(irilend that the  Nelson & Fort'.ShVppai-d'road has not  been constructed in compliance with the  charter have not yet given up hope that  they will succeed in p/;ey.'������ it.ihg 1h'e, government from giving nve:- to the company the $2300f). scair:!;.-. which .was  posted by the company v,-i';.h the government as an eviden'-'-e oi:..^.ri ] faith. These  citizens are actuated bv a ���������.-������������������ry good motive, that of .forcing I he. government to  see thai connection i-; mail" between the  N. & F. R. line al Fire Aiile Point and  the 0. & K. company's lino. They have  very good reasons to urge in support of  their contention. The p:-<'sent arrangements for passengers arv somewhat unpleasant. It is not conducive to urbanity of temperament m be compelled to  rise at 5 o'clock in tk" morning, make  the run of a mile and a q-.Mi'ior to the N,  & F. S. depot on the. Iiil! -iuV. and there  wait until S or 9 o'clock before moving  out.  ft should not be forgo'.,:en thai in railroad building at or nena point means  anywhere within a radius of ten miles,  "and"thar'-whe"ther-it is~a.-b.TirhiMrgain~nT  not, it has been made a eel however inconvenient it may prove for Nelson, it.  ���������has been carried out.'and there, ilie niat-  ' ter rests as far as the railway company  is concerned.  It is argued that the N. & F. S. should  build along the water front.and connect  with the.C. & K'.\ but the very important  consideration is overlooked that the C,  P. R. own the right of way and intend,  that when any railroad building is done  along the water front to do if t hem'selves,  <and not being bound down to any specified time they will probably do the work  when it suits their purpose.  All that these zealous citizens demand  must follow as a matter of course. It is  quite jiecessary that the two roads'  should he in position to exchange, cars,  and in fact the C. P;. B>.. and the N. &. F.  S. people have arrangements in hand for'  the making of a union.depot down town.  The location of the'present depot is. very  inconvenient, but a climb of a mile or  more up the hill side is much more pre-  ferabh: for the traveller, when the N. &  F. S. road is at' the end of the climb,  than anything which existed last winter.  The ..people- of the Kootenav district  have much.to be thankful for that the  road has'been built.  THEY AEE SATISFIED  Siih-t'ontraclors   Record    their   Satisfaction  with the Company's Treatment.  The following letter has been received  which has been in transit since Dec. 21,  from Nakusp, accompanied with a note  requesting the MlNEit to publish the  same.  To the Editor.���������Having read the editorial in the Nelson Tribune on the subject of contracts and contractors on the  Nakusp & Slocan Railway, we feel it our  duty to put ori record' the following  facts :  We have formally years been railroad  contractors. Wo have just completed a  large contract on the above mentioned  road with complete satisfaction to ourselves and we believe also to the satisfaction of Ihe company. We are duty  bound to state that the company have  treated us justly and well in every respect and we are in'a position to state  that our'brother'contractors are equally  satisfied with ourselves.  We state most emphatically that there  is not the slightest ground for the  charges laid against the company as to  their treatment of contractors.  MANN BROS,  Sub-contractor.  McBE ATH & PETERS,  Sub-coritsactors.  JT. McMARTlN.  Sub-contractor.  J. G. McLEAN,  "Sub-contractor.  W. C. McLEAN,  Sub-contractor.  agnem-agp:- jju .'���������^.tgnsuzssss  'iV^xrzzxszsusaa  J. FRED. HUME & CO.  General Merchant  s  DEATH OF J. 0. AIHSWORTH.  We have the largest and best assorted stock of  Groceries. Dry Goods, Boats 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 Yemon Street, NELSON, B. C.  (3^-v,  One ol*tin- Lending Hen in (lit; l������cvcl<>i������iiicul  ������*i~P of Oregon,  Oakland, Cal., Dee. 30.���������[Special.] J.  C. Ainsworth, the well known capitalist,  died.at his residence in this city at 2:30p.  tu. today of old age and nervous prostia-  ation.   Mr. Ainsworth has been  ill  for  some months past. J-lis death, however,  occurred sooner than expected. He was  horn'in Ohio 71 years ago, came to California in 1850'and went to Oregon a few  years'later. He, has. been closely identified with the development of Oregon  and the'Columbia river country. He together with R. R. Thompson and������S. G.  Reed organized and operated forb>0Jyoars  the Oi-egan Steam Navigation Company,  whose steamers wer t the first to navigate the Columbia. He also had other  coast interests, chiefly in railroads in  Oregon. He was president of the Central bapk of this city and owned consider- .  able property here. He built Ihe town!  of Redondo Beach, and also the large!  whaaf at that place. He died a millionaire, i  Ainsworth was one of the. pioneers  in ;  the Kootenay.    He was at one  time  interested in  same mineral  claims along  Kootenay Lake, in the vicinity of  Ains-  Woi'th, which town was called after him.  Stephen's Writing  and Copying, in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints.  TURNER BROS.  Staffords' Com "blued ��������� Black.  " ������������������ /"   4   Carmine.  Stylogr&nliio Ink.   .  Indelible J.iik.  Daliey's Fiost  Prooi:   Ink.  :<lv.V.'l*.'..'Lll.  W.  A- JOWETT  Mil)ii)g ai)d I^eal Estate proker  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  KKWiKSENTlNCl  flo. 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B, 0.  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire.  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society; also the Sandy Ci-oCf Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of   mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  LOTS FOR SALE~IN ADDITION "A"  Adjoining the government townsitc of Nelson  AT $125.00  AND  W. A. JOWETT, UPWARDS-  Killing a;d Ksul Estate Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NULSON, B.C.  ������    .'5.  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A. Jowctt, agent for Nelson and district,     <���������  or Inncs & Richards, "Vancouver, B.C.  RAILWAY CHANGES  The  Train   4'i-ew   on   11k;   X. ������1 I', lit. (<���������   Kc  -^ S������ali(������iH'������l Clerer^ ~    1~~  The management of the N.,& Ft. S.  road has decided in future to locate their  train crews at Nelson instead of Marcus.  At Nelson there .is more- or less switching to be done, and as arranged now the  crew has not time to do it. Next week  the train will leave Nelson at 7 a. m. on  Tuesday and Friday, and arrive,,"at 5:40  p. m. on Wednesday and Saturday.  I  The passenger' and freight rates on the  Nelson & Fort' Sbeppard railway have  been approved. They are published in  the Gazette. Passenger rates are : Between Nelson and Salmon River (one  way), $1.25 ; between Nelson and Wan-  eta'(one'way), $2.50; and between Salmon River and Waneta (one way). $125.  Tliat Curling Club.  A number of enthusastic curlers are,  agitating the scheme of forming a cl ih  in"Nelson. One of the prime movers is  G.;.0. Buchanan, and if he can find a  enfficient number of, curlers to paf.ron-  . ize the sport, the rink will be one of the  certainties for the winter. One of Nelson's citizens, who by the way is not a  curler-, has intimated his willingness to  do something in the way of supplying  the stones, if there appears any probability that the sport will be .sufficiently,  appreciated to be kept up. The reewtit  ooid snap will render tIi"'ru;ikinpoc������nit-  ab\i -jv ;1 v ���������:ii!v...-,:.*v *\ -.-.<... ���������i.;   Tbc Kiisl<������ |(:ils������'<l.  The steam tug Kaslo, which has, been  under water for the past few weeks, was  raised on Thursday.   There is one small  hoje in the hull under' the boijer, and  this with the loss of the funnel, and the  upper works, completes'the list of damages.     ��������� 'v': v:' ''f ,: ."���������."  The efforts to beach the"si earner Idaho  have up to date proven fruitless.  .Harried.  McLeod-Russejx���������At t he residence of  Mr, .Harmen, Pilot Bay, on Ian. i, by  Rev. Wm. Black, B.A:, Hugh Duncan  McLeod'/'of Ainsworth, to Ethel RiisseT,  of Pilot Bay.'   '  '    ' ...  PAEAGRAPHS  The member's of the Odd Fellows lodge  at Nelson give their second annual ball  and supper next Thursday night.  H.. Stevenson of Ainsworth reports  the Number One hiine at that place looking fine, and that the machinery for^the  concentrator is now being lb;aded on| f^he  cars at Bjossburg, Washington.'      "   '..'{  Mr-- J. J. Jordan has arrived in town  from England, He has been employed  inagdldrtnine near ^Jape Coast Castle,  in the British Go'Jd' Coast Coldny,' West  A^rica.J :Alsq in'mi'nes;Mn .Mexico auci  Spain,     He"is a. n'ornihee of Engineer  JFwrvev and is. to be Vrianager of the Sil-  .... .:f-- ���������'   ��������� <���������.'��������� ���������>    r ������������������---������������������ -ir-:? Ji. '���������    ���������'    ' ;-;  1. C^   *k.i.i^.   .  :f    0. AKTIIL'H, A..M., M.D.,  111, ������  I'll'VSlUlAX,   Etc,  o  ���������^-Goao.\-|-,;;-i.-oa---\V-i:s'i--!'i'oo'i!n?;AV-,-  uruiture and Pianos,  Oiiico over Nclson'Ui'iijj Store,  West Uaker street,  NlIvju, J.5.C.  0      PlIVSlUIAN   AND SCIMJKOX,  Uooms H and -3,   Huiistun  Hlock,  XKI.SO.V,   M.C.  Telephone   12.  \'."c cjirry full linos of all kinds of furniture for residences,  holt-Is. and ofiiccs.   ilattrcsscs made to order, and  al. ])riccH lower than eastern and coast.  We arc also   agents   for  KVANS   PIANOS   AXD   DOiir'.iM'V   ORGANS.  (������V^  JAMES   MAODO  &  GO.  XEI.SOX   STOKE:  Mci. ���������!- ;3(>::s;o!) A 2a3c ?::ii!������li!is, .loseplilne Sli'ecl.  si;i:v!;vi\<;.  A      S.- GOING,'  CIVIL  JCNGTNKKR  AND   IMIOVINC1AL  ' ,     bANI)   SUKVKVOU.  11oi;stoxj Block,  Nelson, B. C  ff  eware m  sieao  Chinese Sugar,  Fsrst-Olas Goods Qnh  at the  HUDSON'S     BAY  -   IIAKKK 8T1115KT,   NELSON.  o ...  acknts i'oi:  i\ Hiram Walker & Son's,       .Jos. -Sehlitx Mrcwinj? Co.       Port Garry Klour 31111k  Distillers jMilwankei:, U. S, Manitoba  P. O. hnx Gl).  Telephone 2i..  EDWARD  &  T    F.   BLEDSOE, -  -  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson,  l.i.C.  TWENTY YEARS' EXl'EIilENCE IN THE  152-52 AMERICAN CAMPS.  I">     C.  CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON" o  \.   - '       ���������  ".��������� " ������������������ (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.' Box 731,Vancouver. B. C.  S. DAVYS.  MINING  ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  _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 Lotsj Lands' and Mining.Claims Handledou Commission.  Ofllccs Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  .PANTgs:   PANTS,;   PANTg,.  To make room for Fall Stock:  I will sell fifty pairs of Pants;  at $7; $8;,.and $9 each, or  three for $20, $23' arid $25,,  also suits from $30, up. Novels the time ��������� to. save  money-.  E":    &.    SQTIIEB,  k Corner Ward and Baker Streets.


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