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The Miner Mar 3, 1894

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 r  Tlie Mines iu  Koolcnay aire Anions  Ihe Itichcsl in  America.  THE MINER  ^#vTvTI^  ff  'U*   MfcR  9   WSi-  \\        ,, T:icOres   ai;e  \\.  -     M  ��������� ���������jinil~B"eart.  'P  Whole Number [85.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  March-3,   1894.  Subscription Price $2 per Year.  o  Ready Cash is the ...  Best Introduction . . .  To Present to . . . . . .  R. E. LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquoi's,   Hardware,  and  Miners' supplies afford.  A  G  !^^,tj\^1?^:^s,:iivT,r,!S^!H0W TO BLOW YOUR NOSE  all summer.  <;iad.stoiie to Hctli-e.  THE BOND ON THE JOSIE TAKEN UP  ON THURSDAY.  !    London,  Feb. 22.���������According to   the  I Scotch unionist press, dissolution of par-  ! liament will, without doubt occur within thirty days.    These papers also  say  Mr-. Gladstone will  probably not stand  for re-election.  Trail    Creek   will  Command   Considerable  DECIDED BY THE CHAIRMAN IN THE  PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE.  .mention   This  Summer.-Tom   ������ ollins, ! TJTTJ [J        TlDQiTDnyQ \ i QT f|  and His IMrds, al Work on  III.   Llnl������ C. | f ll\|j        UClJ lllU I lj JVilUJjU  Have not Struck it Biit-  The bond, given by the owners of the  Josie claim, one year ago, was taken up  on Thursday.  This bond was for $12,000. One-half  of thc property has changed hands in  the interval, but R. E. Lemon retained  his one-half interest, in the property and  on Thursday received his half of the  purchase money.  The Josie is a gold property, in the  Trail Creek  district and the ore has  up  o date averaged in-the neighborhood of  $54 to the ton.  BUSINESS PORTION OF THE  TOWN  WIPED OUT.  G, A, BIGELOW & CO,  East Baker Street,   '''^pai^'''(I6mplete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors and  Cigars  handled to the  Trade only,  Agents for Anheuser-Busli"[StTLouis]  Beer, the best Made in America.,;  -s������   NELSON.  H  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE  TEMPTING   DISPLAY   OF  Y^atches3   Glocksj   Jewellery,,  :, a,*������l  Si*VerWares SkoWij ii| the  YVarerooijis   of  JACOB   DOVER,  The  Jeweller.  Great Bar gain..can be had for Cash.  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.   B. C.  The  ENQUIRIES ON TJKAIL CREEK-  Future   for   lliiil    Camp   Looks   t'ery  i:ri<;lil lii<l<'������<l.  Col. Peyton of the Le Roi mining coming was'in town this week making arrangements with the VC. & K. Steam  Navigation  company for the shipment  ot some (500 tons of ore from the L,^ Roi  property in the Trail Creek district.  The work on this property up to clac������  has been carried on with a view to development solely, levels being run in two  directions. The company employs an  assayer continuously, who samples sill  the ore which is taken out. All the ore  mined up lo date has averaged $50 in  gold to tho ton.  Col. Peyton says there have been more  enquiries this winter- concerning the  Trail Creek district ihan ever- before,  and he is certain that many of the low  grade properties in that section will receive attention this summer.  "Nothing definite is known respecting  the smelter which "was-- to have been  erected at Northport, but it is almost  certain that when building operations  are commenced it will be constructed  somewhere on the American side of the  line along the Spokane Falls <fc Northern  railway, in view ol' the customs duties  on inininu machinery.  The Insurance Companies arc not Hit Very  llard, Having Cancelled Many Itisks  Some Months Ago.���������Everyone Walls for  the Railroad; Now.  Hisgrucefiil Proceedings in Ihe I.eKlxfullire  During a Twenty Foiir Hours Session on.  the Estimates.���������Everyone '.���������Slants" 111*  Opponent when lie nets I in; Opportunity.  Another Ileal in Progress.  Another- deal is in progress for the  purchase of the remaining interests held  by Ii. E. Lemoii in the Trail Creek district. These consist of a one-third and  one-half interest in.two other mineral  claims. and.109 acres of land. The, whole  is offered en bloc;md there is every likelihood of the deal going through on very  satisfactory terms.  It.is not so very long ago since it was  given out that Lemon went,, into thc  Trail Creek ventures merely for the purpose of selling goods. Despite (he cold  water which has been thrown upon the  properties they commanded a good price  and there is every probability of a highly satisfactory clean-up for Lemoii.  strike on Hall Creek.  Reports have been received in town of  what is considered a lucky  strike on  a  claim held by Pete Laurence- and his  partner. While running a tunnel on  Saturday they claim to have come upon  a good ledge carrying silver and copper.  Particulars of thc find vary.  Strike at Jlaryvillc.  Geo. Piatt, who has been,doing work  on the Hidden Treasure, a claim about  three miles from the townsite of Mary-  ville reports a valuable strike on the  above property. Assay returns have  not been received.  Transfer of the Alamo.  There was some talk in town this  week concerning a transfer of the Alamo  mineral property. It was currently reported that Mr. Carrel, who has made  extensive purchases of ore in the Slocan  for the Selby Lead works, had secured a  bond on the property for $-10,000. This  is generally believed. Mr. Carrel denied  the existence of any such transaction.  Work on'the Lizzie C."  Tom Collins Was in town to-day having come down from the Lizzie C. where  he and his partners have been working  driving a tunnel into their property.  The tunnel is how in some 290 feet. The  vein has not been struck as yet but the  men are in mineralized rock, and there  is every indication that they are coming  upon the vein. The men who are working with Collins are Charlie Ewing and  George Johnston. The work will be continued for a month or'six:.-weeks at least  The business portion of the city of  Kaslo was wiped out by fire early Sunday morning. The fire originated in the  Bon Ton restaurant and quickly -spread  to the adjoining buildings, and it was  only by the use of explosives that any  portion of the business part of the city  was saved." Something over 100 pounds  of powder was used to blow up the Byers  hardware, company's store, and the concussion shattered every pane of glass in  the town and damaged adjoining buildings to a considerable ������xtent."  There was little of Front street left  standing. On the north side, everything  between Third and Fourth streets'is in  ruins, and--on the. South side between  Third street-and the Lela.nl hotel.  There was not much insurance. The  custom house, bank building, and Buchanan-Dawes block were destroyed.  They were occupied chiefly ti's.ooffices,  and in many cases the occupant*.-lost  everything.  While the fire was al its height ana  the occupants of threatened buildings  wore-rushing their goods out into the  street, some scoundrels began looting.  There was muc.h.urunkeni<ess.after. .the.  lire.  Among those burnt out were: Ma-  honey & Lundberg, Palace hotel ; Thomas Trenery. Victoria hotel; .1. Adler,  Chicago saloon ; Sanders & Beat tie, Montana saloon : Goldstein ������fc Flaherty, Dardanelles hotel; William Roberts, Great  Northern hotel; Mack & Car-son. Noble  Five saloon ; A. & .). Fletcher, Grand  Central hotel ; Thompson & "Martin,  Baldwin saloon; John F. Ward, Goour  d'Alene hotel: Bon-Ton restaurant;  Globe restaurant; Home restaurant;  Gold Biir restaurant; tl. Giegerich, general merchandise ; Byers Hardware Company ; Balfour 'Trading Company; Slo-  -ean-DrugiGo-opany-(GT--Hv-A\1illiains)-;--S.^  J. Henderson, clothing; R. St rat hern,  jeweler; W. .1, Wilson, meat market ; .].  T. Crook & Co.. news and stationery;  Ernest Harrop, cigar store; V. D. Williamson, cigar store ; Carl Neitzel, assay  ollice; and C. D. Kinnee,'barber shop.  Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs sent a  telegraphic and postal condolence to thc  sufferers through Mayor Kane, but the  sympathy of the Commissioner was misconstrued and his letter was posted up  .publicly and by .-oine ridiculed.  The. loss will not, be confined to Kaslo.  The wholesale merchants of Nelson will  drop considerable in the way of back accounts.  The rebuilding of the town depends  largely upon circumstances. It will be  greatly aii'ected by the-intentions of the  Kaslo-Slocan railway company.  The loss is something close upon $100,  000. IL Giegerich did not lose much of  his stock. The bulk of it was stored  outside of Ihe burnt district, and the remainder in it lire-proof cellar.aThe buildings going up will be'cheap structures.  The entire insurance on the property  does not exceed $20,000. The Byers  hardware company carried $S.000 insurance, divided among the following companies :^AtIas, $3000; Quebec, $2000;  United Empire, $1000; Royal, $1000;  and London Lancashire $1000. Fletcher  & Fletcher- had $1,625 in the Atlas ; J. F.Ward had $575 in the same company;  Buchanan & Dawes had policies for  $1000 in the Atlas and iilso in the United  Empire.; L. J. Lendrum had a policv for  $1100 in the .Quebec, and O. T. Stone a  policy for- $1000 in the Quebec. J. M.  Burke &c Co. had $900 insurance in the  Pacific company.  Theories as to the origin of the fire  differ-. Some attribute the fire to carelessness, others say it is the work of an  incendiary. The following, taken from  the Spokane Review shows the opinion  of W. E. Mann :���������  "Since there.was so little insurance,"  Mr. Mann was asked, "what incentive  was there to the fire hug-'''  " Kaslo is cursed with a few residents."'  he said, who would destroy the world if  they saw a prospect ol* sttaling a ham  and a sack of flour out of the ruins.. I  think there has been a determined effort  to start a fire for the express purpose of  pillaging the burnt district." \\  The debate on the Estimates in the  Legislature last week will be a memorable one in the annals of British Columbia.  It is not that the debate was marked  by anything creditable. Since, the opening of the House this session, the oppositionists have persued a tantalizing  programme. They have had the premier, the Finance Minister' and the Minister' of Mine.-, "'on the carpet" successively. The plan was not so much to prove  anything as il was io worry the government. In this they succeeded admirably  on Friday of last week, while the Estimates were under discussion. They prolonged the house sitting twenty-four  hours and caused some of the government members to entirely forget the  dignity of the House during the evening  session.  Several opposition members asked the  minister of finance whether the government intended to appoint the fifth minister', or' what the government intended  to do wiih the sum proposed to be voted  and what.the proposed minister was to ...  do. and how he could administer bis office for the. ben.-lit of the, public when  there was no-vote for_depot ies or clcrks-  for the lifih minister's department.  This the Finance Minister refused to  disclose and the oppositionists rot used  to allow a vote to be taken. Messrs..  Cotton, Hall' andBciivcn took the floor,  in succession, talking against time.  .The Times report of the proceedings;  '?r"om .this point, will serve to illustrate-  lio'.r' sadly the manners of the Legislators "L.rye degenerated. The following.  is the section ;��������� ,  "Mr. B'M started to .sing. MHe's .a/L  "JoTly:G'b"odlTeJlbw,"'';]\i-srTo-kilMfui*erntic> ~"  Mr.'Cotton culled him to order and tried  to -force the government to answer his;  question or' srrik" the vote of $-1,000 off  the estimates. The government- not-being willing io do either, he took his turn  iu. killing lime'by quoting statistics as  to the average mini her of children there  were- to each family.  Mr. Kitchen took -bis turn at passiug  time. After dealing with the school re.-'  port, he proceeded to read the report of  Col. Bilker's speech delivered at Vancouver.  The chairman called him to order, but  as Mr. Kitchen  claimed that the speech  dealt  with  education he could  read.it..   .  and read it ho did.  Hon. Col. Baker rose to a point of  order.���������- He wanted to know if it. w;is in  order for a member' to wipe his nose  witlrhis lingers.  Mr. Cotton���������That, is a question of privilege, not a point of order.      -        ;-  The Chairman���������I. rule that a member  can wipe his nose with his lingers if he  wishes lo do so.  . Mr. Kitchen���������The provincial secretary  must have come from Billingsgate,  whore everybody .wipes' his nose >m his  sleeve. He had not wiped his hose with  his fingers."  This style of thing continued. Those  who were debating selected J.he most  j objectionable.language they could, and  j those who were not caught what, sleep  ' they could, including the chairman.  j This prompted several oppositionists to  ' inform him during his waking moments  j that he was a disgrace to, the house'. ' ������  ��������� Toward morning when tho rising sun ~  | greeted the weary eyed legislatois thc  ! leader of the opposition expressed him-  ! self in this wise from which  it may  be   -  -..  i inferred that some one was :-r-  | The proceedings this morniijg will be  j a lasting disgrace to the province. If he  j pointed out the reason for this unseemly  discussion he would have t.o point out  something that had been brought into  the house that had caused the wrangling. The chairman and other members  were asleep.  The chairman, Mr. Martin, (throwing  his hooks on the floor)���������1 was not asleep.  If nature  calls on .me to go to sleep, 1  , will go to sleep. "    - ij  Hon. Mr. Heaven���������Why, the provin-'  : cial secretary had to wake you up.  The House continued" sitting until  i after one o'clock Saturday noon by  j which time the Estimates had been  ��������� passed as brought clown by the Finance  : Minister. ;   VICTORIA BANK SUSPENDS-  j     Victoria, March. 1. ���������The private hank  ! of Green, Worlock, <fc Co. suspended at  noon to-day.    There was a general   run  upon   this "bank during the  pauie  of a  few mouths ago. but   the big  banks of.  ' the Dominion  helped it out of its difficulty.    Green, Worlock <fc Co. were  the  ! successors of the old banking firm  of  ! Gareseho, Green & Co. ������.)  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C,"SATURDAY, MARCH 3/ 1894.  'RAS WIMAN JAILED.  Two iiHliclmenls for Forgery are   licfuriied  Axaliist II1111.  -Er.-Lstus Winian, the. well known cap-  , italist and railroad imiguate, was arrested on a bench warrant, in New York  City last week on two charges of forgery. He was brought into the Judge's  chambers in the general sessions building at 5 o'clock, and in default of $25,000  bail was committed to the Tombs by  Judge Mart inc. Two indictments were  found against Wiman by llie grand  jury  ^g~  (^if  tei'ing  false  They are for forgery and for ut  checks.    The   indictments  LOT  contain two counts. The total am mint  involved in "Winum's .alleged forgeries  is $229,000. The complaint against him  is R. G. Dun, president of the Merchant-  ileAgency Association.  One of the charges against. Wiman is  forgery of the indorsement of W. Bull-  inger to a check   for-  $5,000 drawn  to  ��������� Bullinger's order by R. G. Dun & ,Co.  The other- charge is forging the indorsement of Ogderi Brewer to a check,  also  ������ drawn by R. G. Dun <fc Co., for $5,580.  The checks were forged January'20 and  February 0, 1893. Wiman was a ires Id  by detectives from thedist rid attorney's  offici . The war-rants were excuted ;:t  Wim-n's office. He was perfectly conlj  and c. illected when the defectives placed  him under arrest and at once proceeded  with them to the district attorney's  office, from thence being taken ��������� before.  Judge Martine in the chamber of general sessions, tie was accompanied by  his son-in-law, Norman S. Walker1.  "Wiman sent for General B. F. Tracey,  his counsel, and had him in consultation  with him nearly all afternoon. He was  not prepared to give bail at once, and  in default was taken to the Tombs.  R. G. Douglas, a member of the firm  of H. G. Dunn & Co., said that five  other forgeries by Erastus Wiman had  been discovered and' experts were rstill  at work on the books. Late this afternoon A. B. Chandler presented a check  for $25,000 as bail for the accused., but  owing to,the closing of the comptroller's  office, through which the check must be  deposiied, no action could be taken to-  nigh l. Mr. Chandler'said he would deposit ii check to-morrow.  Wiman was formerly a member of  ' the conimericial agency known as Dun,'  Wimiui & Co. He was known to Canadians as the chief of the annexatior'.-.-s  some years ago and spent mar -'thousands in trying io delude the., people to  ���������������������������'^������������������ccr'pf-ii-iy'hHfehy-. -"He helll-^cases" in ihe  eaijy days on one of the Toronto newspapers.       WASN'T HIS BABY.  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and Seat of Government of  PVest 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., t.o  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionorC. & K. l!y. Co., Nelson, B.C.  WON BY A LU0KY THROW-  Miles   Fiiilen  Kie.lier    in  $:i.->.������M������o    lite  IMee iaiinie.  Helena, Feb. 27.���������Miles Finlen today  won $35,000 in ag<uire of dice. Recently  General C. S. Warren secured an option  on a mining claim for $15,000. Today  Finlen offered him $10,000 for his bargain or 25,000. for the mine. Warren  demanded $50,000. Finlen proposed a  game of dice to decide whether he Lake  the option off Wurran's hands Jit $15,000  or pay $50,000. Warren agreed. He  threw a pair- of fives" and Finlen threw  three deuces and won $35,000.  "THE  TRIMMER.'*  iinve   Vola   Seen,    /UNCONDITIONAL  IThe New    .  ISSUED  BY  m NONFORFEITABLE  \ ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  A. POLITICAL COJIICHY,  ClrVc<- rtii.se vrorliesi  on it  Helena  man   *>y  5tis  Wife.  Helena,Mont., Feb. 25.���������This town is  agog today over a story that was printed l his morning in a local newspaper.  It relates to the ruse employed by Mrs.  Del herb Bedford to palm off on her confiding husband a waif as his own child.  The deception  was  complete  for  three  ���������liioiiths-and���������might���������nevei���������have^been  di.-vovered but for' the fact That the  real mother of the child concluded that  Mrs. Bedford was not. a proper woman  to bring up a girl baby. When she demanded the- return 'of he.;' baby the  piuntive mother refused.to give it up.  Then Julia Olsen, a seamstress, wont to  Bedford and told him that the baby  w.tis hers. Bedford then went to Dr.  Kellogg, whom he paid  $8-1   for attend-  ���������-aneo upon his wife while she was pretending to bo ill. The doctor owned up  to the truthfulness of Julia Olson's siory  and he is under arrest for- getting money  under false pretenses. Mrs. Bedford  and Miss Olsen occupied adjoining wards  in a lying-in hospital when the hitter's  baby was born, and it was: at once transfer- ed lo Mrs. Bedford, and the supposed  father poured deep libations into his  friends over the happy event.  DItA.MATIS I'EHSOXiK.  J. Fued IIumk, Convention Candidate, "whodid j  not become such on Houston s ;  call." ���������   '  Citizen, Who is studying the Evolution of the  Houstoniiui Convuiron.  I "LOT.  The IIouuconian convention is announced as  an "independent" body.���������J. Fred llunio places  himself in the bands of his "friends" as a Convention Cn .ididato.  Nc" Linvor is coaxed into Convention under  thiv" ���������erms after previous repudiation.  At Kaslo Houston accepts a new "creed" for  his convention.���������To oppose the government and  Englishmen generally. . Hume sLill a convention  candidate.  .__  act i.���������scum: i.    ,  Enter Hume and Citizen.  Citizen��������� t suppose yoifwill conic out as an  opposition candidate, Mr. Hume?  Hume���������Yes. I don't see how a man could be  anything else in this country.  (Music softly��������� licbo answers, Why?)  CONFEDERATION   LIFE  ASSOCIATION.  TOEOlsTTO,     ONTAEIA,  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.-  H is entirely void of ah conditions save the payment of the premiums.  Tt provides for the payment of ihe claim immediately upon proof of death.     ���������  It oilers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely .and automatically non-forfeifable after' two  years.   Tlio  insi  being entitled to:  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the pol  for the further' period of time definitely set forth in'the policv, or on surrender  (o) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policv. or after  y< ars to a  (c)'-Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furnished upon application to  the  Head  Office, or to any of  company's Agents.    See this policy before insuring.  W. A, JOWETT, J.   D.  BREEZE   fieueral .igi-iii lor it. ������:.  Asenl l������ir Xelson. 411 ������>rtl������>va Street. Vancon  u'od  icy,  to il  live  the  ver.  WANTED.���������Situation in up country store.  Thorough know-logo of dry goods, two years  experience in 15. C. Indian and general trading.  Apply to M. A. IL, P. O. Box 25'J Victoria, IJ.C.  Spokane  Falls &  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, arid Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery.' Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  so it; M.txi't'ACTiJitKi:* or TIIK  Nelson  & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  UMl'tD-  ii  Leave -7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  THE QUEEN WAS DRUNK.   -  A 3������t:ey distiller in {lie Volume of   Ilav.ii.ui  Tes!s:.!Soiiy:  Wasliixc'Tox, Feb. -'11.���������Decidedly, the  most racy chapter in'the bulky volume  of Iliiwiian  testimony  was  Lieutenant  -. Lucieil Young's description of the last  d������iysof monarchy. Lieutenant Young  .'was an officer of the Boston and attended the closing ceremonies of the Hawiian  parliament in an officials capacity at  ..the request of Captain Wiltse. He said:  " I was shown the seat assigned me in  the legislative hall a little to the left  ���������and in front of the rostrom where the  speaker used to sit, ancLwhich the queen  used when she read her proclamation.  Ibelieve it was about the funniest affair  lever saw "in my life���������a circus. The  queen looked at me rather' savagely;  did not return my salutation with.any  . cordiality afc all. I noticed that she  acted -in a peculiar way. First when she  Wiis reading her proclamation I thought  she had a little stage fright, but in the  reception room I saw she was under the  influence of a stimulant, in fact, drunk.  There was no question in -my mind  about it at all."    0  No-one need go without Perry's Mining Map now as the price has been greatly reduced. Unmounted copies, one dollar. Mounted styles also reduced. Apply or write to C. & K. S. N. Co., Xelson, or Walbey & Co., Kaslo, or T.  AbrieL Nakusp.  Commencing "."January 8th, 1S9-!, on  Tuesday and Fridays trains will run  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,80 p.m.-same day. Returning will  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Xelson at5.-10  p.m.. making close connections with  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  points."-  TAX   NOTICE.  "VT"OTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -^ the Statutes, that' Provincial Revenue  'I ax. and all taxes levied under the '���������Assessment  Act." arc now due for the year 1S94. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Xelson  Division of the West Kootenay District a re pay  able at my oflice, Kaslo, 13. C.  Assessed Taxes aro collectable at thc following  rates,-viz:   .  *���������    If paid on or before June 30th,_l$94:���������Provin"  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income.''  If paid after June 30th, 1891:���������Two-thirds of  one per cent on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one per cent on personal pro-  .    perty.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector,  Jan, 2nd 1894.  Kendall Band Mill, B, 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and "Mill Supplies, such a.s Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Itubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.'' . " -  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  '    ,, Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER,?. 0.. .  D.   CARTMEL,  J. W. CAMPION,  J. E. W. MACFARLANE  , Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  n Manager  iioims.  Watson Hotel,  WATSON,   B. C.  Tlie TOWX OF "W'ATSOX is situated between  Bear and Fish Lakes, on the Kaslo-Slocan"  w.igon road, 20 miles from Kaaoj;and 10  milcsfrom New Denver, is -the most central  poiiit in" Slocan district,  The W.tTSOX IIOTKL is. one.of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. The dining room and kitchen are in charge of female,  help of experience. Thc bar is stocked with  the best orands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER  & WATSON,  ;  ' PROPRIETORS.  NELSON  LIYEEY aafl FEED STABLES  WILSON   &  WILLIAMSON,  PROPJilKTORS.  HAT AND G-EAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animal?  for. hire. Freight hauled and aU kinds of job  teaming attended to.  "'al} Street     ffice irith Wilson & Perdu  "7~k# .SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or en route from the  Coast  r Carload Glass, Paints and Oils..      -  2  Carload Sash and Doors.  2 Carload. Dry Clear :Fir Flooring, 4-.  inch. " -. o     ������  I Carload Dry Clear Pir Ceiling, 4 inch  I Carload Factory Cedar, '     ,  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths Mouldings,  Etc., as usual. *\     ���������  G. O. Bvichanan,  ,; r..-        Kootenay Lake  Sawmill^  NELSON AND KASLO...  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers, at the Coeurd' Alene hotel in Kaslo,  is this day dissolved by mutual consent. "Sir.  AVard, who continues the business, will settle all  claims against the partncrship-Jand receive all  debts due to it.  JOHN ERAXC IS WARD  JOHN KING  Dated Decemberllth 1893.  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay-  Points J  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TKAI.X*    TO    4\a>   FKOM    M:i.SO\    Oil 1,1.  Direct Conned ion at, llobson every  Trn'Mlay. T!iiiis<l.-iv  and S;i<unlay levelling,  \Vi1,h Sluiiinor lor IIkvelstokb. where connection is liijidv: wiih Canadian Pacific Kastbound  sunt \\ oslboimcl llii-nngli trains.  TllivOUUII   TlClvlCTS   IsrSCKO,  BaHG-UII': Cill'X'Kl-.l) TO Dkstinatiox,  No Customs Oikkicultiks.  Kquipmenl, Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious J/av Coaches, loui'isi, Sleeping Cars and Krco Colonist  bleeping Cars.  For information as to i-aies, tiine.otc, applv  l,o nearest agonl. *  .1. !SUm/ro\. Agent, Nioi.sox,    .  Or to M'O. .������<���������!,. i:kow.>.  District L'asscnger, Agunl, Vaxcouvkk.  COLUMBIA   &.  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (limited)  TIME  CARD   NO.  9.  NELSON AND KASLO ROUTE  Stkamki{"NBLSON  Uoillg \������H'lll.  Leaves'Nelson, IMoncUiys'.la. m;  " "-  "      Wednesdays 5.40 p.m. .  " "       Tlmrsdiiys 5 p. m.  ���������   ,  "       Siitunlnys, 5.10 p. m.  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at 31i.ni.-  "       Thursdays, at 8 a. m.  ..   ..." "        Fridays, at 3 a.m.  " "       Sundiiys, at S a.m. ,  Passengers  from Kaslo for Spokane and all  points south should bike the "Nelson" leaving,  Kaslo at 3 a. in., on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  making close  connections  with the N. & F. S.  rains.  Arriving in Spokane, 5.30 same. day.  A saving will be made by purchasing tickets  from the purser for Spokane, arid points on thc  N. & F. S. and S, V. & N. Railways.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at, any time without notice.  Great Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Drug Store  T  npw in  Selected  Toilet Soaps. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. MARCH 3,   1894.  flllte  e/  ex.  Tim Mink.k is printed on Saturdays, provided  tho staff is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in 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 Advkktisemknts inserted at the rate  of ������3 per inch, (down the column) per month  and as much more as patrons will stand.  TKAN'SIKNT..AOVKimSKMENTS    in.SOl'tod   at   till*  rate of 15 cents per line lirst 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 Itomody, nnrt Next-to-  ' Puro-lleading-Matl.or advertisements arc not  wanted.  a steady decline, almost reaching what  the most pessimistic coivsidered .would  he the bottom of the market. The silver  outlook must necessarily have some effect upon the railway company's intentions.  In view of the fact that the rebuilding  of the town will largely depend upon  the building of tho railroad, it is to be'  hoped, in -the interests of the future of  Kaslo, that something definite may be  i ascertained respecting the company's  intentions with respect to the building  of the road.  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match,  Address    ,     ���������      ���������  The Miner Printing a, Publishing Co.  nelson,   b.c.  NELSON HYDRAULIC MINING COMPANY  LIMITED.  PROSl'KCTUS.  rpo  THE PUBLIC:  CURRENT COMMENTS.  STRANGE LOYALTY.  " A public mooting will be held at, Mahoney's  hall next Monday evening, to which all loyal  Canadians arc most respectfully invited.  The above is a "call" issued in the  Kaslo Examiner, to thc minority of the  Kaslo el odors who favor the Houstonian  convention. The purchase of the Examiner by the clique explains the. appearance of such a "call" in a Kaslo newspaper, and.the quality of such " loyalty"  w;is delinod at the. recent Kaslo meeting  "as those opposed to the resident Englishmen."  The attempt to raise such a racial cry  "is certainly no credit to the intelligence  of the electors of Kootenay. -Thes.pbor-  niinded electors will appreciate the services rendered by these political adventurers who mistake party politics for  political tactions, the former advocating  a principle, and the latter struggling for  *- ii master.  Canada  is   a  British  dependency���������Is  British soil.    With the exception of the  Indians, who aro British wards, and the  Chinese, who are in a manner precluded  from   naturalization, every person born  hero is a British subject, and is entitled  as such to equal rights, as those enjoyed  by persons born   in  any corner  of  the  empire.  The entire white population of Canada  !.:-!-^v: "   -Thp  nhlv fru=j   "natives  .o  st Office Inspector Fletcher has had  n named J. A. Fullei'toii before the  _������������������������ ���������*."*..  fS" \s\Jk\.������.  Pos  a man  Police Magistrate in Victoria on a charge  of using ii cancelled postage stamp. If  this man Fletcher would give the mail  service of Kootenay more attention  than he does tin*, unfortunate devil who  uses ;i cancelled stamp he would more  honestly earn his salary as post-oflice  inspector-.  It is rumored in financial circles that  the Duke of Montrose and a party of  of British capitalists will visit British  Columbia during the summer. The object of their trip, it is said, is to thoroughly investigate some mining properties in Kootenay and Alberni. If such a  partv should visit this province it is to  be hoped that they will fall in with men  acquainted with mining and not those  whose knowledge of the subject, goes no  furl her than company prospectuses.  The Spokane newspaper's have treated  their readers to their annual "jolt" of  railway news concerning the building of  the C.'P. II. company's cut-olf through  the Crows' Nest Pass. For the information of Spokane newspapers, it may be  said that. theC. P. It. will hardly commence building before the Canadian  Commons is in'session. The big railway  railway company has some lands it desires to swap for government cash, and  until some kind of a deal is made with  the government, the Crows' Nest Pass  cut-tiff will remain one of the things to  be accomplished,  are those who trace their descent Jtoiii  the " bow and arrow." The term Canadian however is applied to all citizens of  the country. The foreigner who comes,  to the conn try and becomes a citizen by  naturalization, pays his taxes and exercises the political franchise, is as much  entitled to the term'Canadian, as are  the children of such a foreigner.- It is  true that the Englishman has a great,  "deal of manner-ism, and not infrequently  strong individuality, wind)'dues not  isuiK_thc'"i"doas"df_iiative_coli)irists_iir-iill-  parls.of the world, but no people adapt  themselves quicker to the ways of the  country in which they find themselves���������  a fact which has made them the greatest  of all colonizers.  The "hobo" Englishman'is no better,  no worse, than the "hobo" born in Canada, and the percentage equal. Canada  spends hundreds of dollars annually trying lo induce immigration^'every province doing its share, a policy which no  sensible man has disputed. Between  1S5G and 1S90 the United States received  over seven million emigrants from Great  Britain, she recognized the advantages  :of this great human stream. Canada is  far from being a favorite spot for those  seeking new homes, sill the other Colonies have had a greater attraction. - Herald .it abroad " Canada for native -Canadians." "No, foreigners need apply."  Capital would soon say, "They have no  use for me or my peopie, they only want  to appropriate my money."     >.  The national spirit of Canada is none  too strong. Provincialism predominates.  Provincial avarice overrides national  welfare. One of the worst class of citizens the country holds, are those, who  leaving their own country, are buffeted  about from state to state in our neighbors domain, failing to gain a foothold,  return to their own country,���������in most  cases devoid of all national feeling, a cosmopolitan vagabond, ready to sell himself or his country.  In a defence of Col.. Baker's Cranbrook  scheme the Vancouver World tells its  readers who the colonel is. It has about  as much to do with the case as "the  flower's that bloom in the spring*' but as  it is interesting the M IN Hit reproduces  it ������������������  "On the long blood roll of honorable  achievements in Britain's proudest wars  the name of Lieut-Col. .James Baker  stands pre-eminent. His record in the  Royal Horse Guards, Blue, is an untarnished one, and m the Sth Hussars he  fought for Queen and country in the  Crimea. Medals and a clasp are his reward for gallantry displayed at the battle of Tcliernays and the siege and fall  of Sobastopol. Born of a family that  has faced danger with the intrepidity of  heroes, and won, it, is unlikely that his  miserable detractors. who������c;innot point  to a single useful thing done by them  .during LheiiL.picay_unisli_a:u:eei's,.Av.ill.ac-  coniplish the ruin they seek."  On September 20th, 139'?. thc following gentlemen formed themselves into a syndicate for the  purpose of acquiring and developing the Boulder  Placer 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;  H. li. DOUGAN, Miner ;  F. M. McLEOD, Barrister ;  JOHN ELLIOT. Barrister;  J. F.HUME. Merchant;  IL J. BE ALE Y, Real Estate Agent;  0. W. R1C1IAHDSON, Real Estate Agent.  They believed that, the claim held large  deposits of coarse gold, and that it would yield a  handsome prolit, if developed. It is well known  that Forty-Nine Creek goid is worth ������1S an ounce  (See copy of assay appended). The claim is half  a mile in length and TOO feet in breadth���������350 feet  on each side of the creek. At diU'oront times the  claim has been worked. Or. M. Dawson, 1J. S.,  F. G. S., in thc Annual Report (1887) of tlio Geological Survey of Canada, states: " in IStiT, Forty  Nine Creek was reported to yield coarse gold to  to the value of ������(i to $18, to the man. Bedrock  not worked." Since that date attempts at developing the the claim have been made, but, from  liick'of capital and proper appliances, only the  high ground, which contains the least quantity of  gold, was operated on, while the "pay streak,"  was not touched.  In August. t_!)2, Mk. It. B. DO'ioan acquired  the claim. With the aid of.two lncli, and using  Witter with a head of about iffiyrfeet, h*_ "placed a  sluice-box about, sixty-feel in length within about  two feel of bed-rock, and made cxcavatic..,"-  .fhrough tho gravel. This work has aided tlie  syndicate in obtaining reliable information as to  the nature of the claim. As a head of lifty-foct is  not powerful enough to curry boulders "of oven  medium sizolhey had i;o bo removed by hand. A  considerable quantity of gold was saved���������sulli-  cient. lo prove that a handsome profit could be  obtained with tho assistance of proper appliances.  (See Mn. Rick's report) Mk. DuutsAX made an  oiler of the property to the syndicate, a condition  being that il, 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, ihe St. John, a quarter of a mile in length, below t.lic Boulder claim.  They have ihussuctirod a continuous claim of one  and one-quarter miles in length. Those proper-  lies are hold by lease, for a period of live years,  from tlio government. Tho louse can be renewed  by law, from lliiine to time, as required.  and that, he was unable lo test the bed-rock, owing to thc amount, of water, but adds that " the  uneven nature of thc bed-rock aiuLthc 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 tho 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 Mn. Rick, 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 20cents per yard of gold) we have  as profit, exclusive of the nature of gold in the  channel gravel and bed rock, $300 per day.'Assuming that the ground is worked for ninety days,  there would be a clear prolit, of $27,000, or ������1.90'  per share on shares held by the syndicate, and  preference shares, in a season.  A|>i������li<-;iii<>ns for Stock.  Applications for ten per cent preference  stock, accompanied with 00 per cent of its face  value, maybe 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 bv the  secretary, Mn. G. W. Riciiakdsox, anil all  papers and documents connected with the proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at his  oilice in Nelson.   -  J. FRED HUME,  J. F. RITCHIE,  G. W. RICHARDSON,  Trustees in charge ot  ��������� ,. .        r  ���������   , alt'airs of Syndicate.  Solicitor: J. ELLIOT.  Engineers: KIRK & 1UTCIUE.  Secretary: G. W. RICHARDSON.  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.  ]l������!laills.  Tho h'-ad of water required in this case is 300  feet. To proc.ure this it will be necessary to construct an artificial channel from a point about  four-liftbs of a mile up stream from the place selected for the sluice-boxes. AL the head of the  channel a dam, about live feet high, will have to  be built across the stream to provide a regular  supply of water. Owing to the precipitous  nature of the ground about, 3,200 feet of the  channel will consist of a flume, with a grade of  9.5 feet in 1000;.the remainder will be an open  ditch. The capacity of liume and ditches, 1,000  miner's inches. From the ditch to the monitors,  the water will bo carried in a steel pipe about a  thousand feet long. The sluice-boxes will be 500  feet Jong, 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 2J, 3!j,~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   2,000  8,000  1,00(1  AN OPEN LETTER.  To the Kootenay Star���������Respecting  your reference to the qualifications of .1.'  M. Kellie M. P..P..0and the Miner's appreciation of them, the Miner would  simply remind you that being no longer  threatened with having such a member  South Kootenay breathes "easy and  throws a veil over Mister Kellie's faults.  He has been in the house some years  now, he proved himself a turn coat four  times, and demonstrated his worthless-,  ness, but it is hoped he has since learned  to spell.    Yours " respectively."  Mk. .1. K. Rick, superintendent of the Kootenay Hydraulic works on the I'end d'Oroille river  in British Columbia, was then engaged to thoroughly prospect, the claims and report thereon.  (.See report annexed) Mk. Rick was accompanied  by MiossiiS. Kline it Ritciiik. civil engineers, of  Nelson, who made a report on iho work and plant  required to equip thc claim with the most oll'tci-  ont appliances for securing the gold. (Seethe  report annexed) At a meetin..  held on Nov. Sib. 1893, it was resolved lolakc the  necessary proceeding.-, to obtain incorporation  under the name of the Nelson Hydraulic .Mining  Company. Limited Liability, with the head ollice  at Nelson ; capital stock, ������100.000, divided into  20,000 shares of So each: !.">,000 being ordinary  shares, and o.OOO being preference shares, the  latter entitled totlividerids of 10 percent, in priority to ordinary shares. The property is to he  purchased by llie company, and paid for by the  allotment, to the syndicate of 9.000 fully paid up  shares. It has been decided to oiler for sale the  .5,000 preference shares, wiih the understanding  that applications for slock will not be accepted  unless accompanied by 00 cper cent of the face  value. This will give the company ������15,000 with  which to proceed "with work-: of construction and  meet incidental expenses. If is eoniidently expected that no further assessment will he  made, as the amount, to provide a l horoughly  .elUcienLplanLuiHLcost.oLmanageinuist-hav-o-beoii-  carefully estimated.  The syndicate is taking advantage of the.low  water lo construct, thc dam and sluice boxes. It  is the intention to have everything ready to commence working the claim when there is'a sullici-  ent volume of water next spring, and to- employ a  thoroughly experienced man as suporiiitondciii.  Respecting the probability of the properly paying, the syndicate believe thai JIu, Rich's report  is ii very conservative statement of its value. In  this connection the following ipMlulions will be  of interest:  SEL0US SUES.  1,1 he I     From  IV  THAT KASLO FIRE.    -  The fire which wiped out the business  portion of Kaslo, coming as it did at so  critical a stage, cannot but have a marked effect upon the future of that city.  Circumstances have greatly. changed  since the citizens of Kaslo by their indomitable pluck and perseverance built  up a city which in the minds of many  was second to none in the district. Since  then the silver market has experienced  lie   Itt'iuaml.s   Itanium**    for  London "Trull:."  London, Feb. 28.��������� F. C. Selous, who  was prominently identified with the  South African company massacre of the  Matabeles, it is said, .will shortly  bring  an action against Henry Ikbouch'ere's  paper, Truth asking damages for. libel:  The Truth has strongly opposed, the  action of the company in driving the  Matabeles from the territory owned by  them, and Mr. Selous, among others  connected with the company, has been  severely attacked by Mr. Labouchere.  Bokn.���������On Saturday, March 3, to the  wife of Charles- Etter, a daughter.  ii : ;       :  ry\   P. O'FARRELL,  SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.  d Nelson, B. C.  Drawings and  Specifications  made in the  Office.    All matter strictly confidential.  ELECTION CARD.  Nelson, B. C. 11 Jan 1891.  The undersigned announces himself as a Candidate for member of the Legislative assembly  for "West Kootenay District, subject to the action  of the convention to be held at Nelson on the 12th  of April, 1891.  J. FRED HUME.  PkoI'-kssok Dawsox, iii his Annual ..Report,  (18S7) to the Geological Survey of Canada, says:  " The future of placer milling deserves consideration, parti'c'ulai'ly,froni Ihe following points of  view: In each' proved auriferous district, the  poorer or less concentrated gold "bearing ground  must necessarily surpass in area that of'the very  rich deposits, which alone pay for work with  primitive methods, and with thc cost of supplies  and labor at high prices. Thus the cheapening of  these essentials, produced by improved means of  communication and by Ihe settlement of the  country, coupled wiih the al lending facilities"for  bringing heaver machinery and appliances into  use, will enable the profitable working of greatly  extended acres."  In the same report Mk. Dawson also says:  "There aro qiiitoa number of valleys in .which,  though the bed of tins present stream has'proven  rich, tlie 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 boar, lo attain and  work the deposits referred to, and it is likely that  many of them will pay well when such means  can be applied at a reasonable cost." t  Tho following is from Van Wagcnen's Manual of Hydraulic Mining: "Hydraulic mining  presents fewer risks and more certainties than  any other department of mining, other things  being equal. .It, is simply a question of moving  gravel or soil from one piace to another. Given  therefore, in addition to an abundance of water  to move and wash tho gravel, ample space, to  deposit it again after it has been washed, and the  .llr. .1. V. Ilicc's lienorl.  True Nklsox Hvokaulic Mining Syndicate:  Gentlemen���������In pursuance of vour instructions  to examine and report on your proper!.v on Forty-  Nino creek, near Nelson. British Columbia, the  working, value, and kind of plant, required, 1  herewith submit the following:  The property consists of one and one-quarter  miles in length along the course of the Forty-nine  creek channel, and ihe banks on either side for a  width of 700 feet. The present channel varies in  width from 50 to 00 feet, with a probable average  depth of 15 feet, tilled for thc most part with a  ec-:;ipact gravel, a large, proportion of which is  heavy boulders. Thc bed-rock is a coarse-grained granite, in irregular layers, forming a vcrv  uneven bottom, making natural rifllcs favorable  for arresting the coarser particles of gold.  'lests made in an open cut in the channel  gravel lor a. distance of 70 feel, gave returns of  one-ball cent pur pan, or about 00 cents per cubic  yard. Owing to the amount of water I was unable to test iho 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 favor-'  ed places on the bol toin. ^'  The channel gold'is heavy, of a flat, angular  shape, comparatively coarse, and. of a character  to save in the sluices. The rim bars or banks, on-  either side, arc in places extensive-deposits that  vary in depl.ii and extent, in some places showing  a depth of 40 to 00 feet, and extending over several acres, consisting for the most part of a finer  gravel than that, of the channel, and an occasional strata or sanuy clay, which varies in thickness  from a lew inches to several feel. Gold is disseminated through the entire deposit, from'grains at  the surtiice lo heavy anil coarser particles as  depth is obtained and the gravel more compact,  i-amples taken from over a large area, including  .the surluco, sides and foot' of tho banks, and the  oi. ihe syndicate surtacc oi the channel, gave an average of 20  cents per cubic yard.  A huge number of places along thc creek  have boon partially worked bv the primitive  means ot the early miner, such as the pan. hand-  sluice, and the rocker. The surface, however, is  only skimmer! in places. The onlv attempt to  exploit the channel has been on the company's  ground by Mk. Doucjan. mainlv bv man power,  whose returns, from what data f could gather,  averaged it bout, 80 cents per cubic vard.  Tho conditions of proiilable working depend  mainlv on a large water supply at high pressure,  a grade necessary for t he sluices, and ample dump  lor the unlings. The water supply, from all information and data that, could be gathered, is  eonhnetl to tlie period between March" and ;Julv,  or hot ween three and four months, which in this  case would be the length of the working season.  I he supply for that period seems to bcample.  By the construction of a flume' and  .duc.h-ofJoui-.-!iiths-of-a-niile-iu-length-a-vertical pressure of .'{00 feet is obtained, ample  for all purposes. The ditch and flume should  have a currying capacity of 000 miner's inches."  All del nils ol grade, materials, and construction  aro embodied in the appended plan bv Mkssks.  Kikk \- Kitciiik.  In order to obtain tho requisite dump, and to  bottom the channel at the points of exploitation,  a bed-rock cut of AM) feel, in length, in connection  with ii sluice Hue of 500 feet, is neeessarv. Under  these conditions the maximum grade attainable  is three-quarters of an inch to the foot, or !) inches  per box of 12 feet. This gives a dump of (i feet,  which may bo a tided to and increased bv continuing the sluices on flic same grade ns'lherlunip  rises to their level. The mode of construction and  class of material aro shown in the appended plan.  Total cost of plant ready for work "311,000"  Tho estimate of thc 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.1'  In concluding this report wc submit-a comparison of diiliuultics surmounted in providing  water for hydraulic mining fn other places,  Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: Ditch'  and flume, 11 miles. *  La Grunge Ditch & Hydraulic Mining Com-  panp, Tuolumne county, California:-Ditchcs, 100  miles; Humes, 0 miles; grade of ditches, 11 to 32  feet per mile.  Miocene Ditch Company, Butte county, California : I n order to obviate the construction of a  trestle some ISO feet high, thc water is conveyed  in-a wooden flume around a bluff 350 feet in  height. Thc flume was suspended upon brackets  made of T rails built in the form of a reversed-L  (~|), soldered into holes prcviouslv drilled'int-o a  solid vertical escarpment. Men were swung  down hy ropes to drill these holes, in another  place in this line of ditch is a piece of trestle work  LOSS feel, long and SO feet, high.  El Dorado Wafer & Deep Gravel Mining  Company, California :   Main ditch, 40 miles.  Buckeye Company, California: Ditches, 35  miles : capacity, 2,5000 ; cost. ������120,000.  The details respecting the California companies are taken from the report of the state Mining  UureaiCt for 1SS0. Thc same report gives with  uother statistics, the following resume of work-  done by thc La G range Company, on all its claims  from June 1st, 180!, to September 30th, 1S7C.  Dishuhsk.vkxts  Water, labor, etc $130,912 80  Per.cubic yard     (j  Per ounce of metal produced     "    13 SO  Average value Of the ounce of metal produced  1!) 2(i  Average  yield  per  cubic vard of  ground  io 10  The above tremendous outlay for water wheii  compared with the facilities for procuring iin  ample supply at Forty-i^nc Creek, show vcrv  favorable conditions for hyu'raulic mining.  . Yours respe'jtfaJl.r,    ���������~~ ���������  KIRK & lllTCHIE,  Civil Engineers.  ������  ������������������j  g  h*  |JS  o  i*  03  .>  o  a  *5 ���������  o  si   _:  ���������#.'  ���������r.  -Working I'uiiacily. -  The duty of a miner's inch varies with different conditions, running from 3 to I cubic yards to  ���������J.innd 3D per day, the latter result being obtained  under highly satisfactory conditions. In this case  after tlie clearing of the channel, the maximum  capacity should not be less than 3,000 cubic vards  per twenty-four hours with a sluice head of 1,000  inches, or 3 yards to tho inch. In most hydraulic  mines tberesultexceeds this figure. From ahum-  bur of California mines, taken at random, thc  work averages 51 cubic yards per inch, per twenty  four hours.  The cost of working varies' with the amount  and character of material handled, height of  b'liiks, etc. In ordinary ruses/with plontvof  water, dump, and other- facilities, ground that  will average 5 cents per yard pays a good proliit.  The North Blcomfieltl mine, in Nevada eountv,  California, has worked ground for several years  at an average value of 3 cents per yard.  .IliU'hitu'i'y.  Thc machinery necessary will consist of a  pipe line of about 1,050 feet in length and two  monitors or giants. AH of the details of size,  gauge, and construction of pressure-box are fur.  nished in the appended plan.  While the dump and grade of the sluices  leave something to be desired  55  ';-.  z~ 5  - .r-*.  ���������s. ~  >  B  '/ !  "3  *>. !  ���������i   ;  *!M     -     -  ���������esc       ~:  |"5?        S '  w      ��������� '���������*"'                   ���������>  ��������� >. D           ������  ��������� _D ������           O  ?is u  m si  K c/5  o  ��������� S '��������� '���������  C   n   5  "":  '. o    '���������    ���������  ��������� Ol    ���������     ���������  ��������� iS   '���������   '���������  . ,;      !    -  ^05       ~-.  ������ y.  v!  1  ���������00   .   .  3  13  ���������r.  o  5  ���������oi . '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. '.  P ������  i  73  6  ��������� i6   '���������'���������'.'.'.'.'.'.'.   '.  -  6  v.  :������ : :  :<M : ���������  -:<D = :  :iTj : :  THERE ARE THOUSANDS IN IT.  v���������i,v. u..& t.���������. .w > ~~~ ���������.^��������� .,���������v. ..lv, . . the condition are,  problem of obtaining a profit has been reduced to : ln V,-.*3 j"am* favorable, and witn intelligent and  a mimimum. As an example, the gold bearing ! ^.M",1,"''11!.'1.^"10111 u'eI'������ is no question as to a  veins of the western United States have an aver- ""  value of about^ ten  dollars per ton of quartz extracted, which ten dollars can bo mined, trans  ported to the mill, crushed, amalgamated refined  and sold at a gross cost of about eight dollars per  ton. or eighty per cent1. The same gold vein after  ���������passing through thelabratory 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'a cost, 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 tiie first to last, an experiment and a chance. The records of mining  show that over seveiity-fiive percent of all the  gold mined within history lias been derived from  the working of gravel beds.*'  profitable result  - Much is due Mkssks. Kikk  whose intelligent and skillful work  ate estimates possible.  I am, gentlemen, yours respectfully,  j. F.  &   lirrciiiE.  made accur-  Rick.  Details ami Estimate ul'fosl.  BV MKSSKS. KIJtK & HITCIHE.  The Nelson Hyijkaui.ic Mining Syndicate:   ;  In accordance with Mr. Rice's instructions, '  we present the following statement of details and :  estimate of cost of construction of hydraulic j  plant, of most approved design, on Fortv-Xine'j  Creek. .  Hydraulic mining is carried on by propelling ��������� purport ion  a jet of water, under heavy pressure, on gold  1 bearing gravel deposits.    The gravel being disin-  ;. tergratcd   by  this  process  and carried with the  .. water through thc sluice-boxes.   In its passage  j the gold drops, owing to its great weight, into  I receptacles provided therefore, and  the  refuse  Mr. Rice reports that, "an open cut in the I gravel is deposited in a dump at the end  of  channel gravel for   a distance of seventy feet 1 the    shiice.boxes.     With   proper    appliances,  gave returns of about 60 cents per cubic yard," * it is estimated that 95 per cent of the gold can be  Kccoril ul'llie Col<l vliich I'orlyMiu' Crei-k  <>iive.ii|> in llie Early Hays.  The following letter was" received this  week by .!'. Fred Hume, one of the.trus-.  tees of  the   Nelson   Hydraulic Mining.  Companyrfroin an old timer who worked  on  the company's  property in  the  j early days.  j    Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, Dec. 2nd, 1S93.  j . Dear Sir.���������Yours of the iSth at hand  and contents noted. I, with several  others worked on Forty Nine Creek in  I he years 1SG7-S-9. "We "made from ipG to  $12 per day. We worked with sluices  and rockers, the old fashioned way.  Wages were S4 to ������5 per day. Most of  our mining was done on the creek where  your' company has located. The gold  was coarse and some good crevices were  found. I knew two men to make $1900  each in six weeks. I cleaned ������2500 the  first summer. The Discovery Boys did  their own work and cleaned about $800  each. Flour was worth $25 per 100 lbs. ;  bacon $75 per cwt., and every thing in  The   largest   nugget    we  Probable Output and Ueturus,  found weighed $20:nianv others were  from $2,50 to $12 and SIS." We sold our  dust for $ IS per oz. I am convinced if  said ground is worked in a scientific  manner that you have a good thing.  Yours very truly  Richard Fry. r
**.- -
The Financial- \cms, nt' London, Makrs a
Strong I'Kii on Belial! of ISIOIciallisiii.
Iirges an International .���onlVrcn��-<-.���It
Wests Willi the Krilish Ciihlncr. Now.���
London, Feb. 24.���The FinancialN<j\vs
says: Guatemala to-day, other* silver-
countries to-morrow, default with most
of them is a question of time. The
world's commerce is reeling to a crisis,
yet the mischief from the appreciation
of gold has only begun. Bi-mefallism in
England is gaining converts. It is understood that Lidderdale, ex-governor
of the Bank of England, is a strong advocate of international agreement for a
joint standard. Bimetallism is no longer a creed of a handful of cranks. NeaY-
ly every economist of eminence is on its
side. The international conference must
he reopened. France, German v and the
United States are anxious that this be
done. Surely our interests are as groat
as theirs. If in our pride as tho gold
mart of the world we stand aside, punishment will fall upon our heads. It depends upon the British cabinet wlielher
the conference be fruitless or not.
Blow Against   Silver Will lljully   Hurl
That  Country.
City of Mexico, Feb. 24.���The sharp
decline of silver yesterday on the London market sent exchange to unprecedented figures. The situation is exceedingly grave. Bankers fear a further decline. A number of dealers in European
goods who bought on six months'tin.;,
direct from European oianuiactwi-t is,
have a perilous position, having experienced an advance of 5 per cent, in the
goods bought, thereby wiping-out (he
profits. The position of a large French
dry goods house, who are large importers, is bad. The consumption of this
class of goods has b.ien steadily declining, as exchange has gone up.
liuutciual- '*  Internal BelifB.
"���^"London,"" Feb; 22.���Sen or Cruz, Guatemalan minister', has announced that his
government has suspended payment of
its external debts, in consequence of the
depreciation in tho price'of silver.
Want Hie Silver Slate; to S<<<'de.
Georgetown, Colo., Feb. 26.���A petition is being circulated which calls upon
the silver' states to secede and join the
republic of Mexico. Mayor Barker,
whose name heads the petition, says it
will be circulated in every mining camp
in the west.
stub lis on Monday morning.
He^ was the chief witness in the assault case against William Thomas.
The evidence brought, out the fact thai
McLean made some remarks which reflected upon the mother of Thomas. For
this McLean was taken to task by Thomas, who knocked his man clown and
kicked him severely.
Thc court evidently took into consideration the matter of provocation but
considered that the punishment administered to Mel jean was rather severe, as
Thomas was lined .$50.
.\icks <;<��t Three Mouths.
George Nicks endeavored to account
for having possession of a coat belonging to Mr. Heathcote, of the Bank of B.
C. before, the Gold Commissioner Monday morning. The coat was left on lire
city wharf by Heathcote with other
goods and was stolen. Nicks was rather
flippant in the court but his story did
not hang together. He was sentenced
to three months imprisonment with
hard labor.
A. M. Johnson appeared for' the crown,
and E,. L. Harrison for (he prisoner.
General Merchants,
The JCemeiEy 1><*i��ciiiIs Upon Ihe British a ml
Aiiglo-liMliuu  Government.
Commenting on the recent aggravated
depression in silver Bradstreets says :
Many authorities point to the manifest
evidence, of overproduction, and the idea
finds expression'that the ultimate effect
-will be a curtailment of the supply. At
the same time it can not be sa.id that
"any immediate permanent steadying of
silver prices is looked for under existing
circumstances. It is-indicated (hat the
severe fall already taken place has resulted in a comparatively small decline
in the volume of the.product, so much
of the output of this country" coining-
from properties that can be worked at a
profit on even a lower level of value,
while a considerable portion of the. product is the.result of copper or gold mining, which will hardly be in temp ted
whatever coursejthe silver market takes.
The remedy for the present deprecia-
1 tion.seems to depend on the British and
Anglo-Indian governments. The latter,
though governed entirely in its, action
by the home authorities, comes in, of
course for the fullest measure of blame,
. both from the English financial markets
and the Indian mercantile community.
The latter, threatened by an aggravation of the monetary crisis, and by a still
severer losses of business than those which
have already been suffered through the
transfer of Indian trade to China, is
naturally inclined to take an extreme
view of the subject.. Reports have already come from Calcutta I Hat the
Indian government has-already .under
serious consideration the question of
reversing the unsuccessful policy which
it inaugurated last June, anrl reopen the
mints which were closed by its decree
last June to the free coinage of silver.
The truth of this rumor' is however,
denied, and in view of the policy'to
which the home administration has so
steadfastly adhered lacks probability.
Whereas the mail service in the District of Kootenay and North-West
Coast of British Columbia, is in a very
unsatisfactory condition.
And a yearly subsidy of $17,640 is
granted by the'Dominion Governnruent
to aline of steamships between Victoria
and San Francisco, which subsidy is
entirely unnecessary for the purpose of
mail services, as the mail between the
two places is carried by an overland
Be it therefore Resolved, That an address be presented to the Lieutenar,.-
Governor, to urge upon the Dominion
Government the advisability of diverting the amount of said subsidy for the
purpose of improving the mail facilities
of Kootenay and the North-West Coast[
of British Columbia. j
The above is the substance of a res-l
oliition to be moved hy Thomas Kitchen. '
Jt is hardly probable thai this .steam- I
ship company is receiving.- money for j
nothing. If such should prove to lie the !
case however Kitchen will deserve the ]
thanks of every Kootenayite.
The probabilities are that the member
for Westminster has stumbled upon a
mare's nest, as it is almost incredible
that government members could have
been blind to such a. state of things,
especially- in view of the disgraceful
mail service afforded the Kootenay
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. JEL
''        W.  A.  JOWETT
Mining ar>d l^eal Estate Proker
Auctioneer and Commission Agent.
fix  in
David .-5in!  I-'i'.-im-is,   the*   t-'x-lNnyor  ;
.11. P. I*. in the Same Bout.
The people of Vancouver-, are.
what amused over the awkward
which two prominent citizens
found themselves.
In the , supreme court Mr. Justice
Crease made an order to be entered on
March lstvcom mitt ing F. C. Cotton, M.
P. P., to prison for- contempt of court.
Mr-. Cotton was ordered some time ago
to answer certain questions as a judgmentdebtor  to  Gordon. Cotton__c_on^
tends that he answered all the questions
as effecting himself, and that, all he
withheld were matters affecting the
News-Advertiser company's accounts.
Justice Crease said that the.privilege of
parliament would not. exempt Mi-. Cotton from committal.
A motion has been made, to commit
D. Oppeuheinier for. contempt for not
appearing for examination before Registrar Beck, in a suit against the Westminster and Vancouver tramway, of
which he,was president. Judgment'was'
Secures a Severe Beating for  One .VIan and
u Fine Tor Another.
George McLean, with his head bandaged up, and a general appearance of
having passed through a cyclone, appeared before Gold Commissioner Fitz-
,   Savory Islauil Mur<l��irs Arrested.
Nanaoco. Feb. 23.���Word comes from
Alert bay of the arrest of two Indians
supposed to have been implicated in the
murder of Green and Taylor at Savory
island some time ago. The Indians now
in custody claim to know where Lyon is'
located and state their willingness to
conduct the police to his hiding place, a
cave upon the mountains, provided they
are suitably rewarded..
-   No Show i'or Canadians.
The Court of Appeal af Washington
hasjlecided against Canada in the matter of withholding the awards from certain Canadian exhibitors of agricultural
implements.. There is said to be irrefragable 'testimony that a conspiracy was
entered into to deprive Canadian exhibitors of their justly earned awards.
The members of the fire com.pany.and
the Nelson band will join forces and give
a joint entertainment in the fire hall on
the evening of St. Patrick's day. It will
be the last of the winter concerts and it
is intended to make the affair the. event
of the season. An invitation has been
extended to the Kaslo firemen and citizens. "
A Confederate Brigadier affirms that
a single epigrammatic expression from a
private soldier convinced him late in the
civil war that there were other things
than the arms of the Federal tGovern-
ment working against the South. What
the soldier said to his superior was:
" Gen'l, it begins to look to me as ef this
was a rich man's war and a po' man's
fight." That convinced the General that
the" Southern cracker was beginning to
wonder what profit would come to him
from the iriutnph of the Confederacy
and the rich slaveholders.
INKS ��-
Stephen's Writing
and Copying, in
Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints,
Staffords' Combined Black.
" '*   ��   Carmine.
Stylographic Ink.
Indelible Ink.
Dalley's Frost Proof  Ink.
The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire-
insurance Company, anil thc Provident Fund Accident.
Society; also-the Handy Croft, Foundry Company, near,
Chester, Mnjfhintl, niakor.s of all kinds of mining ina*^
cliinery, nil* compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc. *
-Adjoining thc government, townsite of Nelson
AT S 125.00
With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential
property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply
V\".  A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,
or limes & Richards. Vancouver, B.C.
Mining and Real Estiito Broilers, Auctioneers 'anil Commission Agent.
t^ " c. arthur. a.m., m.d.,
physician, ktc.
 'Couoxmt I'QK West Kootenay,
Ollice over Nelson Drug Slore,
West Bilker street,
Nelson, B.C.
Furniture and Pianos,
Wo carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,
hotels, and olliecs.   Mattresses made t,o order, and
at prices lower than eastern and coast.
We are also  agents   for
NELSON   STOWS : -   - ��� -,;
\(>. 1 Houston ��l Inli litiiltjill^. .!<��j's��!iiii(*. Slrei-l.
"pv    LaHAU,   M.D.,
PlIVSICrAX axo Surgeon,
Rooms .'' and i,   Houston Block,
Nelson, B.C.
Telephone  -12.
Houston Block,
-   = Nelson,- B. C
Beware of Cheap
Chinese Sugar/
First-Clas Coocls Only
at the
AGENTS TOIl ���= "*
Hiram Walker & Son's,      Jos. Sclilitz Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills .
Distillers . Milwaukee, U. S. ,  Manitoba -"
P. O. box 69.
Telephone 24..
, "T    F.   BLEDSOE,
Nelson, B.C.
twenty years' experience in the
152-52 american camps.
(of Swansea, India, and the United States.)
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.
-jV/T.   S. DAVYS.    ��� u       .
Offices Victoria Street.
S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets, -
NELSON, B. C.     -   , - " ..  "
' ���>     FINANCIAL AND
Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up-
1     ��� ' . ' �� ''"'���������
Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.
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.
Corner Ward and Baker Streets;,


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