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The Miner Feb 24, 1894

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 \?  s?  Tlie .Mines in  Kooteiuty lire Aiming  I lie ltlclicsl, in  .tinerU'-i.  THE  INE  T.'ieOres   are  -l:r.-]-<;r!ii:<'. in iiohl,  Silver, ��������� >;������|������-r,  1:111  ������/������'ail.  Wholi: Nu miser 184.  Nelson,  British Columbia,   Saturday,  February  ���������r>  Subscription  Price $2 per Year  Ready Cash is the . .  Best Introduction . .  To Present to   RE. LEMON,  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardware,  and  Miners' supplies afford.  II  rap  It  Jimi  1  J  SOME OF THE MODEST APPLICATIONS  FOE SPECIAL PRIVILEGES  Ul.'triiiS Attempt to Corral I lie W.Hcin of Car- i  (tenter Creek.-Domestic Kei'iiiremeiils ol' j  Three Forks set ill IMM) Iiu-lie*.���������What Hie  Hull Mines 4'oiniMii.V Wants.  G, A, BIGELOW & CO.  East Baker Street,  Carry Complete Stocks of air lines of  &eneral Merchandise, except Hardware.e  "  Liquors and  Cigars  handled to the  Trade only.  Agents for Anheuser-Bush (St. Louis)  Beer, the best Made in America. -  NELSON.  The old precept which enjoins men  against expecting " something" tor1 " nothing" appears to have lost its potency  in British Columbia, especially when the  government or its agents are at all concerned.  The piracy on water rights is evidently the most facinating game in West  Kootenay. The history of the'district  seems to indicate that unless those who  have the public weal at heart keep constantly on the .alert, some combination  gets away with the rights and privi-  letlges of the people and dictate their  own terms when lire necessities of the  community requires that ic shouid bo  freed from their yoke;  The Miner this week presents an assortment of applications in which it  would' appear that the chief object of  the promoters of 1 lie various schemes is  to get.a "cinch'" on ihe respective communities which llie granting ol" the applications would ei'Veci.  NOTICE.  TO WHIM  !"' MAYvCOXCEl'X.  Take notice thai, I. A. I), ivirby shall, one  month from the date of this'noctee, apply to N-  Fitzslubbs, Assistant Ouinmissnimn- ol' lands and  Works for the Slocan division r>f West Kootenay  District, for pre-"eiii|i!ion of record of 500 inches of  water from the middle fork of Carpenter creek  al a point beyond a mile of the forks of said creek,  to be used for duiiiettio purposes, said water" to  be laken for a lertn of ninety-nine (;i!)) years, or so  long as said land---or any portion of them arc in  possession of said A. II. Ivirby, his heirs or assigns - - -     ---- '��������� -'' -   - '   ���������  Dated this 10th day of February, 181U.  A. D. Kikuv.  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE ������  H  TEMPTING   DISPLAY  OF  ���������y  aifd  gi)VerWaref sKowi) tip the  Warerooifts   of  JACOB   DOVER,  The  Jeweller.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  Sc-ilon. or any other town or towns within a  radius'>f fificen miles of .Vow Denver, in West  Kootenay District; nlro lo const rui'-l. operate and  maintain wnrks for supplying any mine or mines,  or I.my-i or I owns, wiihin a radius of fifteen miles  of New Denver, with electricity for lighting,  heating or uLln-r purposes, or for supplying any  mine or mil), s, or town or towns, within a radius  of lifiuen miles of Xew Denver, with water for  household use.< or other purposes; and also to  take tmd use from Carpenter Creek and its tributaries so much water of the said creek and tribu-  aries as may I"; necessary lo obtain power for-  gcnei-nting cleilrieity, to be used for the above-  mentioned sysrem or purposes, or for other works  of the applicants; with power to the applicants  to construct and" maintain buildings, raceways, or other works in connection therewith for improving or increasing the water pri.vi������  le.no ; innl also to enter in and expropriate lands  for a si! e for power nouses, right of way, and for  dams, raceways, or such other works us shall be  neeessary ; also to erect, construct and maintain  all necessary works, buildings, pipes, poles, wires,  appliance:- or conveniences necessary for the  purposes of the applicants.  JOHN ELLIOT,  Solicitor for Applicants.  The fihnvr ic one  iv.c-iitly po.-f.i..<l ii. ' h  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.   B. C.  fa   trio of notices  -��������� , .--.   ... i^A'eriiinc'nt offices  al Nelson The sivoiui is signed by C, J.  Lo"\ven, who snores !y requests in the  same words ;V)0 ; ic;i-.5 from ihe South  fori; of Carpenter, and 'lie third is signed  by 1']. C. Cnrpen'.ji. who requests' 500  inuhes from liit- nort-h fork of Carpenter  for dourest ie purposes.  Tiie impudence of the above mentioned "applicants is bin '.he more glaring  when it is made k"')wn that they are  applying for fin's water under the provisions of ihe i-inriii am as pic-einptors.  By-the^oOi'lrclause. ei'-t liis-aci -a "lawful-  occupier and bona-i-de cultivator ".may  recoi;d so much -ino no more, of any unrecorded and im-ippionriaied water from  the natural channel many stream, lake  or river, adjacent lo Or- passing through  such land, for agricultural or other- pur-  poses, iis may he. reasonably- necessary  for* such puipo.-e, upon obtaining the  written authority of the commissioner  of Ihe district to thai, eU'eel.-"     ., "j.  In the first place not one of the above  applicants is entitled to ihe privilege .of  the Land acl in une.^lion. not one of  them" being a yl.uvh.i occupier and.bona-  fide cultivator." E. C. Carpenter has  lived on the pre-emption-but the land  was not among those things which he  cultivated. .1. C. Loewen and Capt.  Kirby have never occupied the land, and  the act prohibits occupation by agents,  so they clearly are out of court in the  matter. Generous as,the act is, it cannot he interpreted to countenance such  a general V cornering" of the water privileges as these applicants infer." Thev  are all members of the same combine  which has secured possession of the  Three Forks pre-emption of Carpenter  and Hugonin. They are not acting in  the interest, of public weal, and desire  evidently a "corner" on the water privileges of- Three Forks. As near as can  be learned there is no need for any such  number of inches of water for "domestic" purposes. Thirty inches of. water  would abundantly suffice the requirements of a town the size of Nelson for  " domestic" purposes.  In the summer there are not 1500  inches of water in Carpenter creek below the. forks. If the applications of  this outfit were granted they would have  just as many inches of water as they desire���������nob some 1500 inches for "domestic" purposes; they would merely "have  all the water- iu Carpenter creek."  The nb'ive is an excellent specimen of  what is ku-'wn -is a, "blanket charter."  It is " wilhall a charier as "the wind's"  but the innate modesty of the applicants  has up to dale prevented their individuality from becoming known. It would require something more than jaw-bone to  consLi net "a system of railway, tramway, or ae.-i.-il tramway." Tlie applicants are saia if) bo Nelson " partes" and  Victoria *' parties" and that is the closest  the enquirer can get to their identity.  If the applicants mean business they  would probably have appended their  nnii!!1*, or some of them, to their notice  of application. On the face of it, it  looks very much like a charter speculation. It is to be'hoped that the government will have bet'.er evidence of this  company's intentions to commence genuine opei'Mv,ion= than such monthings as  are usually accepted in the committee  rooms of the Legislature, as guarantees  for construction work. And before ail  the wafer privileges in the district have  been alienated if. might be a profitable  thing for ihe Minister of Mines to investigate somewhat and ascertain how the  granting of such privileges will effect  the mine-owners who will require water  privileges shortly.  KASLO REPUDIATES AGAIN  THEY WON'T WALK INTO SUCH  A  SPIDER'S PAEL0R.  .1 l>l<<cnssloii Over tlie Merits ol- llie lions-  toiilon Convention (Guises Some hail lllooil  In Kaslo, an (I <.1v<>k Klrtli to n XiiKly  Matlomillstic Feeling;.  There is yet another "charter" which  the MrxJ2K wishes to notice, and that is  one sought for by the "Hall Mines Company, Limited," or rather one clause of  it which reads :  Andalso to'cnter upon und-expropriate lands  for a tramway line, and for a  sile for power  houses,  -milling,   concentrating,    or   smelting  works, or such other works as shall be necessary,  and   for  raceways,   liiuiios. cr  flams, or  other  works in connection with-the said  wafer privilege :  Ii. is customary, m-charters providing  for llie construction ofo railways, and  such other works of public service and  convenienc", to empower construction  companies with power io expropriate  lands. In'the sense that, the Hall Miners  company's tramway may be of public  use and convenience they should have  the'righl: to expropriate hinds along the'  proposed land necessary for its construe-  tion.. The chances are that ihe company  can secure such laud without [laying one  cent.      .    , *  [t is when the Hull Mines company  seeks to secure the right to expropriate  lands for the construction of "powerhouses, milling, concentrating, or smelting works, or-such other- works as shall  be necessary " "that they overstep tlie  bounds. Such works cannot be considered as .of public utility: any more than  is the business of every man in Nelson.  If any private individual in Nelson desired to build a house or workshop he  would be obliged to pay the price asked  by the owner for the land on which the  structure was to be placed. The, Hall  Mines company is large enough to take  care of itself. If they require certain  hinds let them purchase them the same  as any one else -would be obliged to.  The legislature will be in a pretty tangle  if they establish the precedent that every  mining company shall have the right to  expropriate whatever land it desires for  the construction of works, ore sheds, etc.  In this province it would seem that even  when the holders of land receive crown  grants, they must "keep cases" on the  government or their land will be legislated away.  The Houstonian clique met its Waterloo at Kaslo on Monday evening. Failing in its efforts to smuggle its convention resolution through the Kaslo meeting last week, il was decided to rally al!  the forces and saddle the convention on  Kaslo whether the electors wanted it op  not. King John undertook the work of  marshalling the henchmen, but. some  how or other* the whole scheme miscarried and the electors of Kaslo sat long  ah j heavily upon John's ambitions.  The post mortem proceedings took  place in Mahoney's hall in the presence-  of about 125 electors, with Mayor Kane  in the chair.  Ex-mayor Green opened the ball by  moving a resolution, to the effect that  the elector's of Kaslo go into convention  in Nelson with Boss-Houston, the clique  having raised Kaslo representation two'  pegs, giving it seven votes in convention instead of five.  King John headed the forlorn hope  speaking in a nice plausahle way of the  benefits of the convention, receiving a  fairly good hearing meanwhile.  G.O. Buchanan followed Houston and   ..  condemned the passing of the resolution.  He confined his remarks to the question  before   the meeting and created a very  favorable impression.  It wiis when Augustus  Carney  took  the floor that the fun commenced.    He  commenced King John's agony of spirit.  He  likened the convention to a found-'  ling^    A child presumably of the same  origin   as Topsy,   without   any father.  There was iu his  opinion -much secrecy,  about   the convention.    It must   have  had a father' but whoever he was he was-  either ashamed of  his  progeny or had  ulterior motives for keeping his"connection with it dark.    There was a cutting'  /vein of .sarcasm throughout Carney's re-   "  marks which was keenly enjoyed by all  save King John.  ���������    When  he rose to reply it could  fairly  be said "Oh, hut his  face  was a sight,  for to see."   He was so overcome  with  vindict iveness that he became altogeth-   ,  ei-personal in his remarks and lost what  little,   cast   he   had  with   the  meeting,  which by the way illustrates the difference, between "rubbing it in" and " having it rubbed in." ���������'���������  - -0h-.- yes,���������-Wi 11 iam--Ba i 11 ie- was---t-here���������  and  he also took  .John   in  hand.    Had  ,  been   waiting for him some sirid.    For  the;mental comfort'of King John he expressed the conviction that the convention was a pet hobby of John's.   The desire was that Houston might control the  district, and Bailie3was so unkind  as to  say that Houston was as yet undecided  whether, to appoint his nominee or secure his own nomination.  When the question  was  voted  upon  the., proposed convention , was  snowed  ���������  under-  by a vote of two to one, leaving,  thc clique in a minority of about 40.  .  The defeated held a caucus later in  which Baillie and Houston, and Hetal-  i lack and ex-mayor' Green, had a rather  severe set-to. The impression prevails'  that the clique will endeavor to split the  Kaslo voti\by raising racial cries with a  view to securing the success of the  cliques' nominee.  Three Forks Bill.  XO TICK is hereby given that at the next session of the Legislature of the Province of Brilish  Columbia, application will be made for the passage of a Private Hill authorizing the applicants  to construct, operate and maintain a system ,bf  railway, tramway or aerial tramwav, to be operated by steam, electricity or gravity! for the purpose of carrying passengers, freight and ores  from a point at or near New Denver to the Mountain Chief, Slocan Star, Alpha, Freddie Lee, Hlue  Bird, Bonanza King, Washington, Dardanelles.  Wellington, and any other mine or mines within  a radius of fifteen miles of Xew Denver, or to  Three Forks, Silverton, Bear Lake Citv,. Watson.  A copy of the bill introduced by. Mr.  Vernon, to authorize the issue of a crown  grant to the owners of. the Three Forks  pre-emption has reached the Miner  office.  The clause designed to protect. Hamilton's   rights   reads   as follows:      "All  rights and claims of other parties in, to  or against the said land are hereby sayed  ! and excepted, cind this Act shall be con-  I strued as  having  been   passed for the  | bare purpose of avoiding the prohibition  : contained in  the amendment  made  to  | sectiorr 25 of the " Land Act by section  12 of the Land Act Amendment Acl,  ; i89i."      ;   The   Miner   is   in receipt of a letter  'from  E. C. Carpenter, of Three Forks,  MASONIC LODGE CONSTITUTED.  . A local Masonic lodge has been constituted in Nelson, under dispensation from  the Grand Lodge of British Columbia  A, F. and A. M. The following officers  have been elected :���������John Hamilton, W.  M.; W. A. "jowett, S. W. ; F. Fletcher,  J. W.; Dr. Arthur, S. D. ; G. R. Robson,  J. D. ; J. A. Turner, treasurer; G. W.  Richardson, secretary ;.W. P. Robinson,  I. G.  The first regular meeting for business  will be held on March 8."  CHANGED HANDS.  suggesting    that . meetings    be    held  throughout the district for the purpose  of moving votes of thanks to Col. Baker  for his speech in favor of bi-rnetallism,  and the signing of memorials in favor of  hi-metallism.  The Kaslo Examiner changed hands  this week. Coy, the owner- of the sheet  made an agreement some weeks ago to  sell to Capt.OlcMorris. giving him possession on Match 1. He subsequently  went back on this agreement and gave  Geo. A. Bigelow a bill of sale on the Examiner's plant and fixtures.  The general impression is that when  the Kaslo electors showed such a determined opposition to Houston's campaign  convention, the purchase of the paper  by the clique wjis deemed necessary.  Bigelow announces that he secured  the paper* :is a speculation and says he  has a purchaser in view. ,*3^-^,MS*.iW?������*35SlS:  m  Mi  THE  MINER, NELSON, B.' C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, "1894-  IN  WHAT  THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSE  DOING NEXT YEAR.  1,1st ol llie A|t|ir<>|ti-i:ilio!is lor the 1'iovliux  Mew-neiiver, Naliiisp, ami WitiiHa are  Moled lor KY|teii������liliit-es tinier llie lleii<!  of I'iiIiHc Works.  LOT  pi  The  estimates,  as  introduced  to  the  House by  the Minister of Finance,-will  tprove  interesting to those who care  to  figure out how the ship of state is likely  to tare during the next fiscal year.  When the new government buildings  were mooted there was a general outcry  from the  independents and  opposition-*  ists    who  did   not   reside   in  Victoria,  against, putting the country to additional expense.    They  were  hushed by the  government's assurance that the matter  of expense would be  attended   to.    The  expense is being spread  over a miinher  ,,of years   and  the  government,  as  the  estimates show, has decided  to "cinch"  the outside districts to pay for the embellishment of the  capital.    The order  was sent forth to government agents to  economise as much as possible in making  up   1 heir   estimates.     West   Koorenny  economizes.t.o  the tune of $10,000.    The.  " right" little,  constituencies on   the  Island evidently cannot economise as they  receive in most cases the same  amounts  this  year,  as  last.    The  exceptions  to  this rule show inereasesi instead of de-  crea.-i-s.  Th.it little fairy story which said that  the government buildings  expenditures  would be directly chargeable against the  Island seems to have lost its savor.  ESTIMATED RECEIPTS.  'S94 95-   1S93 <?.f.  Dominion of Canada, annual���������  Inierosl at 5 per cent ������  Sui.Kuly to Govt   Gi-ii.ni per capita  A new Railway under Construction:  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lois for Sale  in      NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissioucrC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  ,:"*  '���������^���������.���������'.���������.e^iiaSS  .-*~  I'or railway lands   Land scales (including arrears)  Land revenue   Tim lid-ilues (inc. arrears)   Survey lees   Rents (exclusive of land)   Timber leases (Ino arrears)   Jfroo miners' eertilieates:   Mining receipts, general   Lii-i.-ilKC.-i   Maiviago licenses   Roil 1 property tax '.  lVcroOnal properly tax   Wi.d land rax :   Income I'.iiJf   Revenue tax   Registered   taxes (all   ilenom-  ��������� inations)   Revenue service refunds   Fines und forfeitures   Lav,' .slumps   Probate fees   Begisiry ices   Assny ollice fees   Asy.uiii for the insane   Pr.ntiiig ollice receipts   Sale of government properly..  Reimbursement in aid.   Interes-i   -lnUjixStTjiTTsinking-funda--��������������������������� -  "Cluns.se rustrielion act 1S91'...  Sale of Consolidated .Statutes..  Succession duty...'...   Witiuir.iwal from sinking fund  or loans 1877 and 1SS7      Miscellaneous receipts   29,161-.?.  ���������'.35,000   ���������  ; 80,938  100,000- :  : 150.000' :  10,000  40,000 .  200  '��������� ���������': 100 "���������:  '"50,000.  30,000 :-  25,000 ::  35,000  ���������'���������--.-  4,000  oo;ooo  , 105,000  -:,   50,000-  :������������������-.������������������ s,5uo '  ."-IftoOO";  20,151  .35,000  7S.0S0  100,000  175,000  ���������i),000  ���������20,000  300  V -150  25,000:  25,000  17,000  35,000  ,4,000  90,000  93,000  ���������153,000  ' ..'8.000  60,000  TAX JSIOTICE.  ~^J" OTICE is hereby given, in accordance with  -^ thc Statutes, that .Provincial lie venue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the ''Assessment  Act,-' arc now due for the year 1S94. All of the  above named taxes collectable within thc Nelson  Division of the West Kootenay District are pay  able at my ollice, Kaslo, B. C.  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paid on or before June 30th, 181)4:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita ; one-half of  one per cent on real property.  Two per cent on wild hind.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid ufter June 30th, 1904:���������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 property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Jan. 2nd 189-1.  HaVe   YoU   Seen,   j  The  New  / UNCONDITIONAL  S NONFORFEITABLE  issued by-  ACCUMULATIVE   POLICY.  C  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  CONFEDERATION    LIFE  ASSOCIATION,  TOEONTO,     ODSTT-A.'RI^,  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 oilers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically non-forfeitable after two  years.   The  insured  being entitled to:  (ii) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for 1 he further period of time definitely sel fori h in the policy, or- on surrender t.o a  (b) Paid up Policy, the,amount of which is written in the policy, or after live  years to a.   -  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  Full information furnished upon application to  the Head  Office, or to any of the  company's Agents.    See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J. D. BREEZE   ������������neiai Arciii for It. ������:.  Agenl for Kelson. 411 Cordovn Street. Vancouver.  :.   >300  150  8,000. '."���������'  ���������12,000  "5,000 :  50,000  150  ."���������"'������������������'2,500'"������������������,  6,000 ���������-  :   1.500.:  V,.'G,000'  <��������� 8;000: ;���������  ���������M-2j000������  ;3u,000  : .150  :. 15,000 ���������;  130.000 ,  ..1.10,000'".  BANK OF  300  100  12,000  10,000  3,000  45,000  000  1,500  0,000  300  0,500  ���������15,000  -15,500  35,000  100  11,100.  BRITISH COLOMBIA  (1 nc'orporntcd .by':Royal Chartc'r, 1862.)  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of Ail Classes of Machinery.. Sawmill and Marine  Work.a   Specialty.  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TIM!**    TO   AVI)   1'KO.U   Mvl.SOX    ItAII.Y.  Direct Connection ;it, Robson every  Tuesday, TliiusOay  ami Sittimltiy livening,  With Steamer for Ki=vklstokic, where connection is made witli Canadian 1'a'cilie Easkbouiid  and Westbound through trains.  TlIKOUCU  TlCICKTS JSSUKU,  Bacgauio Cnr.cKHu to Destination,  No Customs Dji-kicultiks.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining .Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Pay Coaches, Tourist, Sleeping Curs and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rales, time,etc., apply  to nearest, agent. .  .1. II 11111,TON, Agent, Niolson,  Or to UKW. Mel.. ItlMUVV,  District; Passenger, Ageiit, VancouVKK.  som; miimu u;tukeks of tiik  capita l��������� (]������iiMi upr, ������i;<mm������ih������   .    $���������>,������������������,������������<������  (With power to increase.)  UKSiiirvi; FiiM), S',������<������o,o<m>    .   .      i,'.Nj.-,,:{,s:t  -Total revenue.v:. .;....:..= .:., ������1,178,140 1,058,691-  ApJM'oximato -available -from i "l \.���������.���������;:.;���������.���������:. :*���������.;������������������,: ]:  , .'���������'��������� 1S.A. vr-.,.;;.,... >,.;..;,.:.,:.; f!X))000(:!53)50O,O00  'i'otal ������1,2(58,14!)  1.558,(501  KSTOIATKD KXPI5ND1TURE.  Tlie following is a sunimary of the estimated  expenditure, compared with the estimates for the  cu.i-eul year : . -  11304-05.  1883-04.  Public debt : S 187,400   S 155,150  Civil government salaries...  .    IJ5.SS0       154,130  . Adniinisti-iitioii -  of     .Jusliee,  siiliirics.   J'.egUlai.ion   t'utjiic   institutions,   n:iiiniun-  llll o ,  .Hrispitais iiiul charities   A'liinini.sU-ation      of     .rusiice  ���������   utiier limn salaries   Education '   Transport':   Item '   .  Itevemie services      Public works:���������-  "Works and buildings   (loveriiment house -...  ..  I loads. Bridges k Wluirvus.  Purveys.-      '   Miscellaneous   Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  _��������� Stfla.m Log Hauling Machines,  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (U^IITISD)  TIME  CARD   NO.  9.  11(5,1)51  -  38,800  -��������� 27,(550 .  43,7;J0  52,700  188,745  7,550  18  10,000  7(5,150  2,400  215,400  20.000  7i,520  121,524  31,000  2(5,(500  , 44,750  57,500  184,055  5,500  ���������IS  ll.OtK)  105,800  3,750  201,800  50.000  70,830  ZBIR-A-ISrOIIIES =  C..\n'.ai).v���������Victoria, 'Vancouver. New Westminster, Xanaimo and Kainloops.  Uniti',1) STA'i'KS-r-San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, <ind Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: 00 Lombard street, LONDON,  England. , c  AGENTS AND CORBESKWDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian  Bank  of  Commerce  und  brnnche*; Merchants' Hank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-  ��������� ches: Molson's  Bank iind branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATUS���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New YorK:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank.'Spokane, o  Wc keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods,   Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves,.Rubbered Leather Belting, Oils,  .   und Lubricants, etc.     .., ' ; "= .   ,;  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. C.  J.-W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  NELSON AND KAS^ BpUTE  '":    ?.'-."J,:'': .���������SteamkuInBLSON..:'"^-^  D.  CARTMEL,  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasm'er.  Manager  (iohitf Xoi'lh.  Leaves Nelson,-MondaysO a. m.    ���������  ���������- -  "      Wednesdays 5.40 p.m..  Thursdays 5 p. m.  Saturdays, 5.40 p.m.  IIOTIvl.S.  ���������     Total :..:....-......... 81,237,048 ������1,233,6(57  Following iiro tlio est imates :���������  The   amounts, appropriated  to  West  ���������Kootenay are:���������..  Repairs jail buildings. ���������  Lock-up at'Three-Forks  Recorders office. New Denver  School House, Nakusp  .School House, War:eta  District appropriation  Road und wharf Fire Valley  SAVINGS  DKPAUTMKNT-  Dmi'OSIts received at ������1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3J per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  , Nelson, July 17, 1S03. '       Agent.  Watson Hotel,  WATSON,   B. C.  '$200.  ' 1,000.  1,500.  1,000.  800.  20,000.  1,500.  NOTICE.  ���������      -SUNK THfiEE WARSHIPS._-.--'  A Wil<I Story From l>c 0������in:i' About ;i "Kiival  Enifagciiiicnl.  New York,'Feb. 20.���������The World's  Special from Rio de Janerio says: De  Gama has issued a circular saying the  Republica and Marcello Diaz, engaged  the government warships Tiradentes,  Bahia and Itapu oft' Santa Catherina  and the Bahia iind Diaz were sunk and  and t be Itapu captured. The Tiradentes  alone escaped. The Republica was only  slightly disabled. Nobody here believes  the story.   A contract has been awarded the  Revelstoke Lumber Co. to get out 30,000  ties for the Revelstoke & Arrow Lake  Railway south of the Green Slide.  "VT" OTICE is hovel y given that W. F. McCu  -^     loch, as agent for Kd ward Malion, 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 i  Mountain. ,j-  Advcvse claimants will forward .their objee  tions within sixty days.from the date of this  publication. ���������  N. FITZSTUBBS,.  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 14.1893. Nov. 25  Tlie TOWN OF W.VTSOX is situated between  Beat and Fish Lakes, on the Kai-lc-Slocari  vigoii road, 20 miles from Ka^io and 10  milcsfrom. New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district,  The M'ATSOX HOTEL is one of the "best kept  '������������������ houses in the entire Slocan country.  The dining room and kitchen are in charge of female  help of experience.   The bar is stocked with  the best orands of Liquors and. Cigars!. -'  plIE   SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  STOCK or en  route from  Ihe  .  Coast ���������:  i Carload Glass, Faints and Oils.  2  Carload Sash and Doors.   ���������������������������  2 .Carload Dry  Clear Fir Flooring, 4-  inch.  1 Carload Dry^Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 inch  1 Carload Factory Cedar,  An Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles, Laths. Mouldings,  Etc., as usual.   ������������������    '  G. O. Buchanan,  <;������>iii;r South.  Leaves Kaslo, Tuesdays at 3 a. m.  "      ..'"        Thursdays, at 8 a. in.  ."        Fridays, at 3 a. m.  "-       Sundays, at S a.m.   "J  '   Passengers   from Kaslo for Spokane and all  points south should take the "Nelson" leaving  o_  Kaslo at 3 a.m., on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  making  close  connections  with thc N & F. S.  rains. .Arriving in Spokane," 5.30 same" clay.  A saving will be made by purchasing tickets -  from the purser for Spokane; and points on the  N. & F. S. and S, F. & N. Railways.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  BREMNER  & WATSON,  PKOl'KIKTQKS.  i NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that the B. C. South-  -*V ern Railway Company will apply to thc  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 line at or near the  forks of Michel Creek: thence by way of liiehc  Creek to Martin Creek.  BOD WELL & IRVING.  Solicitors fo  the Applicants.  Dated this 7 th. December, 1893.  NELSON  LiraWJiSiTABLES  WILSON   &.  WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND GRAIN TOR SALE.  Kootenay Lake  Sazvmill,  NELSON AND KASLO.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trams and  steamboat wharves.   Saddle and pack animals  for hire.   Freight hauled and all kinds 01 job  teaming attended to.  t <J*ab Street"'   ffice witli Wilson & Perdu  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT. THE  -*-V Partnership between the undersigned as  Hotel-keepers, at thc Coeur d' Alcne hotel in Kaslo,  is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Mr.  Ward, who continues the business, will settle all  claims against thc partnership^and receive all  debts due to it-  JOilN FRANCIS WARD  : JOHN KING  Dated' December Utb. 1803.  Great Bargains  are Offering  at the  Nelson Drug Store  now in  Selected  Toilet Soaps. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 24,  .894.  BamKSBff*"! IB  <3Elie 4Sflincr.  The Minku is printed on Siituvdays, provided  the stall' is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Canada or l,hc United Slates, for  one year on receipt of two dollars. - Those  desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents:'  Contract AnvmiTisKMENTS inserted at the rate  of ������3 per inch, (down the column) iter month  and as much more as patrons will si and.  Tka.vsient AiM-Kiri'JSKMKNTS inserted at the  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 Remedy, and Noxt-to-  Pure-Roading-Miitler advert isemenls are not  wanted.  Til A T   REDISTRIBUTION.  "Wherefore, the rather brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure;  for if you do those things ye shall never fail."���������  Peter.  bill  on  The long promised  redistribution  was  introduced ,,iii   tlu-  Legislature  Friday last by  dent that the  Premier Davie. It. is evi-  Preinier has heeded the  giving diligence  election sure."  rodist ribut ion bills Davie  all  competitors.    It can  calling and  hits a con-  portion of  of the  ls-  admonition of  Peter  to make his  As ;i l'rainor of  has distanced  never be expected that any redistribution bill will be. received with contentment by the opposition members. Thc  strong point in the present bill as drafted by Davie is that it will take the average legislator in Victoria an entire session to master the contents of the bill  and ascertain "what's what."  The. bill does not alter the number of  members in the house. Of this number  the Island will return 1-1 members, instead of 10, the representation of the,  mainland being increased from 17 to 19  members. To effect this change the old  constituencies of Alburni and ''The Islands" are wiped out.    '    ,  Alberni district has been absorbed into Cowicban and the new district will  elect two members collectively instead  of two and one as formerly.  "Tho Islands" aro thrown into the old  Victoria district which is divided north  and'south" returning two members, one  for each riding.  Nanainio district, which formerly returned two members collectively, has  been divided north and south returning  on*; member each.  Coinox districts' territory  siderable increase receiving a  the  mainland and a number  lands adjacent.  Esquimau, Nauaimo city and Victoria  ~ci t"y_rerrrai n ~u h chan ged���������Esq u i 1 n.ilfc- -and-  Victoria returning their  members col-  . lectively. 0  New Westminster district is "quite  cut up." Portions of it being put into  Oassiar, Coinox, Cariboo and Lilloet.  The remaining portion is divided into  ridings named respectively Delta, Chilli-  waek, Dewdhey and Richmond, with one  member each. The city of Westminster  remains unchanged.  Vancouver city has an additional  member, making'three in all.  Yale district receives a piece.of Lilloet  and loses two smaller pieces to Lilloet  and Westminster. The district is then  divided into three ridings with one  member each, mimed respectively, west,  east and north ridings.  Lilloet is divided east and west, into  two ridings,with one member each. .���������  Cariboo receives an addition in territory and loses one of'its members.  Cassiar loses some territory to Cariboo  and retains its old representation.  East  Kootenay.  remains   unchanged  '- and west Kootenay is divided north and  south with one member each.  It is worth noting that some districts  are divided into ridings and some are  ' not. Those which have the credit of returning government supporters with  the-exception of Victoria district, have  not been divided, while those, which  split their support have been cut into  ridings for " convenience."  It is difficult to pronounce upon the  merits of the redistribution bill punching as it does into every, district, but it  important figure which West Kootenay  cuts in provincial affairs.  The Minister of Finance was out just  $3(5,258 in his estimate of the revenue  for the fiscal year. There was a fall off  of revenue from the estimate undi-r the  heads of wild land tax $:)7,000, provincial  revenue tax $10,000. real property tax  $19,000, timber royalties $:jo,000, timber  leases, etc, $12,000, hind sales $20,000.  These declinations are accounted for by  the Finance Minister in this wise:���������The  formation of new townships reduced the  land tax accruing to the government,  and the fall under the revenue tax by  that tax going to the cities for school  purposes, and the other' declines by a  general dullness.  Corresponding advances marked other  departments. Amongst these appear  mining receipts in excess by $16,000,  registry fees, $18,000; probate fees,, $3,-  000; licenses, $8,000, and increase of subsidy from the Dominion, $8,000, aud  several other increases of minor importance.  " Those "increases arising under the  heads of mining are very satisfactory.  They are caused by very important developments being made in our mining  districts, particularly in Kootenay," is  the way in which the Finance. Minister  acknowledges the Kootenays importance. It crops out,, again in his refer.!;  ence to I he expenditure for roads, streets  and bridges.  " ft will ha observed that this expenditure is very large in the Kootenay district which is now so rapidly going  ahead. For several years past we have  been driving trails and roads through  this section of the'province. Owing to  the character of the country these works  are very costly, but it is already evidenced by the increase in revenue from  that, district thai it was wise to execute  them. We inay refer in passing to the  actual increase of revenue in that district: In 1SSG it amounted to $-.15,052,  whilst, last year the amount .received  from Kootenay was $91,050."  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match,  Address  THE MINER PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.  NELSON,    B.C.  NELSON HYDRAULIC 31 IN INC.  COMPANY  LIMITED.  IMiOSl'l'CTUS.  and that, he was unable to test the bed-rock, owing to the amount of water, but adds that "thc  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  thc  capacity  of -the  secured. In designing a hydraulic system, measures have' ' o be taken to secure the required  water pressure, sluice-boxes grade to carry large  boulders, and an ample dumping ground.  Ikctalls.  .r The ln-ad of water required in this case is 300  feet.   ,To procure this it will be necessary to construct tin artiticial channel from a point aboutq  four-fifths of 11 mile up stream from the place sel-  works, as-stilted by Jin, Rick, .as the'working j ected"for the siiiice'-'boxes.   At. the head of the  CUR RENT/COMMENTS.  The New York Sun is again on the  war path demanding the abolition of the  present bonding system as applied to  Canadian rail rays, It declares that they  divert at least $20,000,000 a year from  American railways and asserts that  neither'the Grand Trunk nor the. Canadian Pacific: system could earn expences  without the American business they obtain. The general railway act of Canada, it declares, was expressively amended to permit the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to make discrimiating  charges against Canadian shippers,  whenever this might be necessary in  order to divert American traffic to its  lines. _  Proverbs.  Two proverbs in an ancient book I lincl,  And on their inconsistency 1 ponder.  The lirst says ���������"Out of sight is out mind."  The second---'Absence makes thc heart  fonder."  grow  f jnadesuggeslionto the girl Hove���������  "We'll ii-j- it.-It's t.he"only_thing-to-do; ---  Our double evidence will clearly prove  Which of the two is false and which is true?  "This summer while you wander by thc sea,  i In the city have my life, Elys'iun,  I'll neither write to you, nor you to me,  Till in a month wc render our decision."  The weeks crawled by, 1 grew quite thin and pale.  My eyes reduced to mere consumptive hollows;  At length the month was up, and through the mail  There ilew two letter which were writ as follows;  rpo THE PUBLIC:  On September 20th, 1893, the 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;  R.B. DOUGAN, Miner;  F. M. McLEOD, Barrister;  JOHN ELLIOT. Barrister;  J. F. HUME. Merchant;  R. J. BKALEY, Real Estate Agent;  G. W. RICHARDSON, Real Estate Agent.  They  believed  that  the   claim   held  large  deposits of coarse gold, and that it would yield a  handsome prolit if developed. It is well known  that Forty-Nine Creek goid is worth ������18 an ounce  (See copy of assay appended). The claim is half  a mile in length and 70U feet in breadth���������.'550 feet  on each side of the creek. At different times the  claim has been worked. G. M. Dawson, D. S.,  y. G. S., in the Annual Report (1887) of the Geological Survey of Canada, states : " In 18tl7, Forty  Nino,, Creek was reported to yield coarse gold to  to the value of ������0 to $18, to the man. Bed rock  not worked." Since that, date attempts at developing tho the claim have been made, but from  lack 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, 1892, Mit. R. R. Dougan acquired  tho claim. With the aid of two men, and using  water with a head of about, Jifty-feet, he placed a  sluice-box about sixty-feel 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 lifty-feet is  not powerful enough to carry boulders of even  medium size they had to bo removed by hand. A  considerable-quantity of gold was saved���������sulli-  cient, Lo prove that-a handsome proHtTcould be  obtained with the assistance of proper appliances.  (See Mk. Kick's, report) Mit. Duucs.ix made an  oiler of the property to the syndicate, a condition  being that it, should be developed. The syndicate  accepted his proposition, and secured in addition  a claim, called the St. George, one-half mile in  length, above ; and another, tlie St. .John, a quarter of a mile in length, below the Boulder-claim.  They have thus secured a continuous claim of one  and one-quarter miles in length, 'these properties are held by lease, for a period of five years,  from tlie government. The lease can be renewed  by law, from thime to time, as required.  Mu. J. F. Rice, superintendent of the Kootenay llydraulic'works on the Tend d'Oroilic river  in British Columbia, was ihen engaged to thoroughly prospect the claims and report thereon.  (See report annexed) Mk. Rice was accompanied  d.vMksshs. lvimc it Hitch 11:, civil engineers, of  Nelson, who made a report.011 the work and plant  required to equip'tho claim with the most ellici-  cnt appliances for securing the gold. (Seethe  report annexed) At''a meeting of the syndicate  held on Nov. Sih, 18113, it was resolved to take thc  necessary proceedings to obtain incorporation  under the name of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining  Company. .Limited Liability, with tho bead ollice  at Nelson; capital stock, $100,000, divided into  20,000 shares of $5 each ; 15.000 being-ordinary  shares, and 5,000 being preference shares, the  latter entitled to dividends of 10 per cent in priority .to ordinary sliares. The property is Lo he  purchased by ihe company, and paid for by the  allotment to ihe syndicate of D.OOO fully paid up  shares. It has been decided to oiler for sale the  5,1)1)0 preference shares, with thc understanding  that applications for slock will not be accepted  unless accompanied by 00 per cent of the face  value. This will give the company 815,000 with  which to proceed with works ofconstrucliouand  meet incidental expenses. It, is conlidontly expected that no further assessment ' will be  made, as thc amount, to provide a thoroughly  etlicient plant, and cost of management- have been  -carefully estimated. ,   The syndicate is taking advantage of the low-"  water to construct the dam and sluice -boxes. It-  is the intention to have everything ready to commence working the claim when there is a sunioi-  onl, 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 Mit. Kick's report,  is a very conservative statement of its value. In  this connection the following quotations will be  of interest:  average in twenty-four hours, that is, 2,000 cubic  yards, and 5 cents 11s the cost per yard; (thc  ground holding 20 cents per yard of gold) we have  as prolit, exclusive of thc nature of gold in tho  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.  Applications fur Slock.  Applications for ten per cent preference  stock, accompanied with 00 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, Mn. G. W. Riciiakdsox, and all  papers iind documents connected with the proceedings of the syndicate may be inspected at, his  ollice in Nelson. ������  J. FRED HUME,  J. F. RITCHIE,  G. \V\ RICHARDSON,  Trustees in charge ot  affairs of Syndicate.  Solicitor: J.' ELLIOT. '  Engineers: KIRK & RITCHIE.  Secretary: G. W. RJCMAUDSON. *  channel a dam, about live feet high, will have to  be built across the stream to provide a regular  supply of water. Owing to thc 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 Hume and ditches, 1,000  miner's inches. From the ditch to the-monitors,  the water will be carried in a steel pipe about a  thousand feet long. The sluice-boxes will be 500  feet long, with a grade of 9 inches in 12 feet.  From thc lower end of the sluice-boxes the  fall increases rapidly, affording ample dumping  ground. Plans and prolilc showing details of the  workdescribed arc herewith submitted.  Eleven hundred feet of steel piping and 2  monitors, with nozzles of 2ij, 3;J, 4,5 and  G-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 ��������� '.  3 2,000  ���������8,000  1.000  thc test was too severe;  not once my  mind did  Mine read:    "Dear love  Though long the time  ��������� wander, .  t think we proved conclusively, my dear,  That absence makes the heart just  ten times  fonder."    -    -  She wrote: "Dear Tom, 1 think-by now you 11 find  Which proverb was the right one sifter all:  Of course, when out, of sight one's out of mind,  I'm to be married in the early fall."���������Life.  No one need go without Perry's Mining Map now as the pi-ice has been greatly reduced. Unmounted copies, one dollar.'��������� Mounted styles also reduced.- Apply or write lo C. k K. S. N. Co., Nelson, or Walbey As (Jo., Kaslo,  Abriel, Nakusp. ,  or T,  Puokessok Dawson, in his Annual Report,  (IPS") to the Geological Survey of Canada, says:,  " Thc future of placer mining deserves consideration, particularly from the following, points of  view ���������   In   each   proved auriferous districl. the  poorer or less concentre led gold bearing ground  must necessarily surpass in uvea that of the very  rieh   deposits,   which   alone   pay for work with  primitive methods, and with the cost ot supplies  and labor at high prices.   Thus thechcapumng of  these essentials, produced by improved means or j  coiiimuiiicalion   and   by   the. settlement ot the,  country, coupled with the attending facilities for j  bringing heaver machinery and appliances into  use, will enable the profitable working of greatly j  extended acres." ,   ,,.     ��������� ,    -   '.     I  In the same report  Mit. Dawson*  nisosa\s:!  "There are quite a number of valleys in which,  though the bed of the present stream has proven  rich thc deep ground or old channel has not. yet  becii reached, or if reached has not been satisf'ue  Mr. .1. I'. Ulccs Kcitorl.  Tiik Nelson Hydraulic Mining Syndicate:  Gentlemen���������In pursuance of your inst ructions  locxamine and report on your property on Forty-  Nine creek, near Nelson, British Columbia, the  working, value, and kind of plant, required, I  herewith submit the following:  The property consists of one and one-quarter  miles in length along l he course of the Forty-nine  creek channel, and the banks on either side for-a  width of 700 feet. The present channel varies in  width from 50 to 5)0 feet, with1 a probable average  depth of 15 feet, filled for the most part with a  compact gravel, a largo proportion of which is  heavy boulders. The bed-rock is a coarse-grained granite, in irregular layers, forming a 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 00 cents per cubic  yard. Owing to flic amount of water I was unable to test the bed rock with the facilities at my  command. The uneven nature of thc 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  Lo save m the sluices. The rim bars or banks, on  either side, are in plnces extensive deposits that  vary in depth and extent, in some places showing  a depth of-10 to GO t'eer, and extending over several acres, consisting for the most part of a finer  gravel than that of the channel, and an occasional strata of sandy clay, which varies in thickness  from a few inches to several feel. Gold is disseminated through the entire deposit, from grains at  the surface to heavy and coarser particles as  depth is obtained and the gravel more 'compact.  Samples taken from over a large area, including  the surface, sides and foot of the banks, and the  surface-of the channel, gave an average of 20  cents per cubic yard.  A large number of places along Ihe creek  have been partially worked by the primitive  moans of I he early miner, such as the pan, hand-  sluice, and the rocker. The surface, however, is  only skimmed in places. The only attempt to  exploit the channel has been on the company's  ground by Mu. Dougan, mainly by man power,  whose returns, from what data 1*could gather,  averaged about SO cents per cubic yard.  Thc conditions of profitable working depend  mainly on a large water- supply at high pressure,  a grade necessary for the sluices,and ample dump  for the tailings. The water supply, from all information and data that could he. gathered, is  confined to the period between March and July,  or between tlu-ee and four months, which'in this  ease would bo the length of the working scason.-  The supply for that period seems to be ample.  By the construction of a flume and  ditch of four-fifths of a mile in length a vertical pressure of 300 feci is obtained, ample  foi���������nil���������purposes;���������The-ditch���������and-flumc-shoiild-  havc- a carrying capacity of 900 miner's inches.  All details of grade, ninLcrials, and construction  arc embodied' in thc appended plan by Messrs.  Kutiv & KiTCuiE.  In order lo obtain the requisite dump, and 10  bottom the channel at Llie points of exploitation,  a bed-rock cut, of 250 feet in length, in connection  wiih a sluice line' of 500 feet, is necessary, tinder  these conditions the maximum grade attainable  is throe-quarlers of an inch to the foot, or 9 inches  per box of 12 feet. This gives a dump of-0 feet,  which may he added to and increased by continuing Ihe sluices on the same grade us the clump  rises to their level. Theinodo of construction and  class of material arc shown in the appended plan.  Total cost of plant ready for work .... ������11,000  ��������� The estimate of the cost,of monitors and pip:  ing 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 dilliculties surmounted in providing  water for hydraulic milling fn ofher.placcs,  Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company: Ditch  and flume, It miles. .  La Grange Ditch & Hydraulic Mining Com-  panp, Tuolumne counly, California: Ditches, 100  miles; flumes, 0 miles; grade of ditches, 11 to32 .  feet, per mile.  Miocene Ditch Company, Butte county, California : . In order to obviate the construction of a  trestle some ISO feet high, the water is conveyed  in a wooden flume around a blull- 350 feet in  height. The flume was suspended upon brackets  made of T rails built in the form of a reversed L_  ("Ti), soldered into hoies previously drilled'into ..a  solid vertical escarpment.. Men were swung  down by ropes to drill these holes, in another  place in this liueof ditch is 11 piece of trestle work  1.US8 feel, long and 80 feet high.  El Dorado Water & 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 arc taken from thc report of the state Mining'  Bureau for 18S9. rl he same report gives with  other statistics, the following resume of work  done by the La Grange Company, on all its claims  from June 1st, 1SJJI, to September "SOU), I87(i.  DrsirunsKJiKXTS  Water, labor, etc  ������130, .12 SO  Per cubic yard  li  Per ounce of metal produced  13 SO  Average value of thc ounce of metal produced..,...:...  19 20  Average  yield per  cubic yard of  ground :  10.19  Tho above tremendous outlay for water when  compared   with   the  facilities   for procuring an  ample  supply  at  Forty-nine   Creek, show very  favorable conditions for hydraulic milling.  Yours respectfully,  KIRK &.RITCHIE,  Civil Engineers.  tn" .  ::-<  H������'  S ,j._  'Y-.  'M2 ��������� -"''  "(������'  .���������<  '*%���������-,':  ���������'������'  It*  : i���������'  til".������  <  0-. .  ,0  ������������������ ��������������������������� .-  O  ���������"���������'������-  A  ������������ '  -.O  ;:  YA  Wot'lciug I'siiiiicily.  Thc duty of a miner's inch varies with' different conditions, running from :i lo 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 le^s than 3,000 cubic yards  per t'wenl.v-four hours with a sluice head of 1,000  inches, or 3 yards to the inch. In most hydraulic  mines 1 he result exceeds this figure. From a number of California mines, taken at. random, the  work averages 51 cubic yards per inch, tier twenty  four hours.   , .      .       "  The cost of working-varies wiih the amount  and character of material handled, height of  rinks,   olc.    In   ordinary   ca������es, with   plenty of i  1���������!.������������������������������������  -. ..tfj':..  ���������������. ID.  ' . ^H    '. -. ���������  52 H-,  ,.......,  Ss-K-  0  b-  fi^!*3  ,C 17:^.;;;.;;.������.  ���������i-fs-  >0~ ���������������'  tOff'n'  ".���������'   hH '���������-;-.-  ���������������������������;-f*i-*.-"  ;������:G-r.  ���������9.������ 'sT-mSc'iS.'  ?m<  -���������e^rt--1  ���������.a?" 2?  rv '    -oo :  , 5-__^.^ JS.  ... >  ���������   -b.S'.'  -     ������"0  '��������� <-J ������?  '3 '.'  :.  '���������ZSt  ay..  0  0  :&.' ������: ���������  ";  ..'.; 5  5  J",    w  73  P  -��������������� : : : --.-: :.: : :  s  :0I i i i : : i i : i  ���������CO :::::::: :  :L0 :::::::: :  6  ���������-���������,-*���������        'A  THERE ARE THOUSANDS IN IT.  torily tested.' - In all these cases it requires only f Watcv] dump, Vi'ini "oilier-' facnrties/^groiiiuiYhati K<'������'<>i-<l ol' (hi- lloUl wlili-li l-<������rly..Viuc Creek  H'  PROVINCIA L,S ECRETA11Y'S OFFICE.  IS   HONOR   the Lieutenant-Governor has  been pleased to make the following appointments :��������� "  15th January, 1891.  To be Collectors under the '" Revenue Tax Act"  in thc several Mining Divisions placed opposite  their names":���������A. G. McAkthuk, Illccillewaet;  D. F. Douglass. Lardeau; A. Craig, Trout  Lake; W. J. Goepel, Nelson.  rp   P. OTARRELL,  SOLICITOR   FOR   PATENTS.  Nelson*, B. C.  in, the  more effective machinery and greater engineer  in<" skill to be brought to bear, to attain and  work the deposits referred to, and it is likely that  many of thorn will pay well when such means  can'be applied at, a reasonable cost." ���������      ..   "  Thc following is from Van Uagcnens Manual of Hydraulic Mining: "Hydraulic-mining  presents "fewer risks and more certainties than  iinv other department of mining, other things  befnir equal. It is simply a question ot moving  gravel or soil from one place to another. Given  therefore, in addition to an 'abundance of water  to move and-wash dhe gravel, ample space lo  will average 5 cents per yard  pays a good profiit,  The North Bloonitlcld  mine,  in  Nevada  county;  California, lias worked ground for several years  al an average value of 3 cents per yard, l  .>I:m-IiIiui-.v.  Thc machinery necessary will consist of a  pipe line of about t.050 feet in length and two  monitors or giants. All of thc details of size,  gauge, and eonstruclioii"of pressure-box arc fur.  nished in thc appended plan.  While  the  dump  and  grade of llie  grade of llie sluices  a. ��������� -5i- ii- -in-., in ift-oi- il h-fs been w-i������hcd "and tlie i leave something to be desired, the condition are,  deppMl it again aftci iu lias occn vi.isiicci, ami ine 1 {n [ha m^u filYorable.. and wiih intelligent and  killful management there is no question as to a  is significant that the division  of West  omce  Kootenay  is glaringly unfair with re-  spect  to population,  voting   strength,  revenue or commercial importance.     /  Drawings  and  Specifications  made  All matter strictly confidential.  THE BUDGET SPEECII  The   budget speech  delivered  in  the  House last week by the Minister of Finance contains some interesting subject  matter; -  It  demonstrates  clearly   the  ELECTION CARD.  ��������� Nelson, B. C. 11 Jan 1894. " -  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. 1894.  J." FRED HUME.  problem of obtaining a profit has been reduced to  a mimimum. As an example, the gold bearing  veins of thc western United Stales have anaver-  value of about ten dollars per ton of quartz extracted, which ten dollars can be mined, transported to the mill, crushed, amalgamated refined  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<ordeposit, worth about twenty cent- per ton. which twenty cents may be sec- |  tired and marketed at a cost of not over five cents 1  or twentv-nve per cent. Other things being equal  therefore,'hvdraulic 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 mav be completely studied and ascertained before "working it, and at a slight cost,  while vein- mining is from thc first to hist, an experiment and a chance. The records of mining  show- that over seventy-Hive per cent of all the  profitable result  Much is due .-Mkssks. Kiiuc & Kitciiii-:,  whose intelligent and skillful work made accurate estimates possible.  1 am, gentlemen, yours respectfully.  J. F. Rice.  Ilt'lnils itiitl Kstiuiulc of Cost.  FIT .MESSItS. KIIUC & RITCHIE.  The Nelsox Hydraulic 'Mixing Syndicate:  In accordance with Mit:1 Bice's instruct ions,  we present the following statement of details and  estimate of cost of construction of hydraulic  plant, of most approved design, on Forty-Nine  Creek.  Hydraulic Vnining is carried on by propelling 1 perportion:  , a jet of water,. under heavy pressure, on gold  gold mined within history has been derived from ; -bearing gravel deposits  the working of gravel beds." ; tergrated   by  this  pro  . water through the slu  ,-n,,,;,  output and Ktturns. ! tlie icold.drops, owing.to its great, we.ght, into  4'av*'. up in 1 !���������������-. Kiirly Onys.  The following letter was received this  week by J. Fred Hume, one of the trus:  tees of the Nelson .Hydraulic Mining  Company, from an old tinier who worked on the company's property 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  the years 1SG7-S-9. -'We made from $6 to  $12 per day. We worked with sluices  and rockers,, the .old fashioned way.  Wages were S-l-to.85 per day. Most of  our mining was done on the creek where  your company has located. The gold  "was coarse arid some good crevices were  found. 'I knew two'men to-inake $1D(K)  .each in six weeks. 1 cleaned $2500 the  : first summer.. The Discovery Boys did  [their own work and cleaned about SSW  ; each. Flour was worth $25 per 100 lbs. ;  1 bacon $75 per cwt., and every ihing in  The   largest - nugget    we  receptacles provided therefore, and   thc   refuse  Mr, Rice reports that "an open cut in thc j gravel is deposited, in  a dump  at  the end   of  channel��������� gravel   for   a distance of seventy feet; the    sluice.boxcs.      "With    proper    appliances.  gave returns of about CO cents per cubic yard," ' it is estimated that 95 per cent of the gold can be  found weighed $20 : uiiiriv others were  sits. The gravel being disin-. fro'm ������2,50 to $12 and SIS." We sold our  s^n^Lx^^u's^saK ' dust for $18 per oz.    I am convinced it   said ground is worked   in a scientific  manner that you have a good thing.  Yours very truly  Richard Frv. THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24,  1894.  'IK  !;i  i, '-  m  i  ... ��������� 1 ...ir������������  THE LOCAL   SITUATION.  The evolution of the Houstonian con-  vfiition is a peculiarly interesting study  for those who take an interest in the  government of the district.' Several  weeks ago an ambitious member of the  Houstonian clique arrogated to himself  the right of calling a political convention  of the entire electorate, to be held in  Nelson. This same individual presumed  also to allot to the respective parts of t he  district, such representation as he considered would best serve his own purposes.  This convention as it appeared'in the  first instance had no political leaning,  was to be neither in support of, nor opposed to the present government, and  confessedly had no author1.  Two of th������ shots went oil', but the  other hung fire. Findlay heedlessly  went forwfird, and was examining the  result of the first I wo shots, when the.  remaining blast went off. Findlay was  struck by the powdered rock. The right  arm and left leg, were badly torn.  Dr. La Ban is attending to the wounded man.  NICKS IS Iff TROUBLE;  This convention has never- received as  much as the consideration of the people  of Nelson. Its terms were pronounced  unfair by the citizens of New Denver,  and the insolence of the self-constituted  dictator was severely rebuked. A little  trickery secured its endorsement a week  or so later. A public meeting held in  Kaslo to consider this same convention  threw it overboard. The clique endeavored to smuggle in an endorsation of it  at a subsequent meeting called for a dift-  ereirt.purpose, but without succces. The  consideration of the subject was adjourned for one week. The final meeting overwhelmingly defeated the resolution in support of the convention, on  Monday evening.  He faniHkl Aci-oiiiiI r<n- I Ik; 1-osm's.sIoii of an  Overcoat, which he Won-.  A young niiin from K.islo, giving the  name of George Nix, or Nicks, was run  itr this week for being in unlawful possession of an overcoat belonging to Mr.  Heathcote of the Bank of British Columbia.  Returning from a shooting trip some  time ago Mr. Heathcote left his coat  with other luggage, on the city wharf to  be drayed to town. It was several clays  bsfore Heathcote saw it again. Nix  entered the bank this week, wearing the  coat, which lead to his arrest.  The prisoner will likely plead guilty  to the charge and receive sentence on  Monday. He had a silver watch and  some jewellery in his possession when  arrested.   .  J. FRED. HUME & CO  General Merchants,  This last meeting was noteworthy in  as much as it threw some curious sidelights on this bastard convention. It  demonstrated that Robt. Green of Kaslo  had authority to amend the scale of rep-  resention for Kaslo, and to offer a bribe  to the electors of Kaslo, giving that city  two members more than Nelson, in the  proposed convention. The. meeting also  gave the convention a platform,^ This  was promulgated by John Houston, the  convention's wet nurse. He attended  the convention to look after the infant's  interests. It matter not, whether or no*  an individual in a public meeting used  iudiscreet language, as stated, John  Houston has seen fit to define the olat-  form of the convention in this wise, at,  this last meeting.  THE NEW ENGLAND DINNER  The convention will be an opposition  convention���������and the matter' may be as  -well,faced now as at any other time���������it  will be a Canadian convention. In support of this Houston complained that  the country was being run by Englishmen. With but one exception the Executive was composed of Englishmen, and  he aped the Englishmen. And there  was much more to the same effect voiced  "~wit.hr a~view~to~setting~~the~~Canadians"  against the Englishmen^, So to the district is presented the spectacle of a convention called for the pur-pose of pitting  Canadians against Englishmen.  The convention has now a confessed  hend in the person of John Houston,  a "Canadian whose loyalty was so overpowering that it forced him to leave  Canada, renounce his allegiance to  the Queen, and live the greater portion^  of his manhood in the United States. A  Canadian so intensely zealous for his  native land, that though it is many  years since" his return to it, he had up  till within two months ago, neglected to  ..take such steps as would entitle him to  have a voice in the government of the  -���������country. This Joyal convention has a  disloyal chief and a disloyal platform.  Its agents have also attempted to secure  control of the Kaslo press.  The New England dinner- tendered by  the ladies of Nelson to the members, of  the fire company on Thursday evening  was an almost unqualified success.  The fire hall was tastefully decorated,  the dinner so long as the bill of fare held  out. was good, there was an  abundance  of sociality, and a good programme  of music by the Nelson band. The  arrangements of the .dinner" were  much more than any one expected aside  from the ladies themselves and they  have every reason to feel satisfied with  their effort, especially Mrs. Geo. N.  Taylor who took the initiative in the  preliminary arrangements for the dinner.  There were seven tables set for the  visitors, with two ladies in attendance  on each. The corps was -made up of  Mrs. Akehurst and Miss Scott. Mrs.  Oakes and. Miss Scanlan, Mrs. W. Wilson and Miss Irvine, Mrs. Arthur' and  Mrs. Gilker, Miss Johnson and Mrs. D.  Macdonald. Mrs. Goepel and Mrs. J. A.  Turner, Mrs. W. J. Wilson and Mrs.  Stanley.  Mrs. McMorris and Mrs. Marshall received and sold the tickets, and Mrs.  Buchanan, Mrs. Dow, and Miss Colwell  attended to the cutting of the cakes, receiving the assistance of Ed. Tiaves in  the carving of meats.  The ladies had an auction sale of the  provisions remaining which was taken  advantage of by the batchelors .present,  and which netted about $6.  The everring closed with a very enjoyable dance.  The ladies who had the affair in hand  desire to- express their- thanks to the  members of the fire company and the  Nelson band for their- co-operation and  to all those who assisted them in securing the successful issue of the dinner.  The ladies are requested to meet Monday afternoon at 3 o'cl(>ck at_ the resi-  dehc-e of Mrs. Geo. N. Taylor, to settle  affairs concerning the dinner. All having unsettled bills are. requested to present them before that time. Those holding tickets.or money will kindly hand in  same. !'1;L. Marshall.  ���������  Sec'v.  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.  INKS  T������ Settle the Silver 4tH<'sti������u.  Stephen's Writing  and Copying, in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints.  TURNER BROS.  ���������I-  StafFords' Combined Black.  *' : "      Carmine.  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink.  Dalley's Frost Proof  Ink.  W.  A.  JOWETT  Miijii-g aifd I^eal Estate JSroker  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  KIM'IIKSIONTINC;  No. 1, JOSEPHINE STREET',  NELSON, B. 0.  The Cunlvdi ,v.! ion '.if.- .'pyocirition, i'-.c ''-��������� ejii^- Fire  insurance Conuwmy, and i]u- Provident, v-.r.:1 Accident  Society; iiisn'tlic Ssiinly ('roll, Foundry Coi-.:.r,i.y, nonr  Chester, Miii^'idiiu. iriukur.-j >n .ill kind.-, of in.,/.;-;- machinery, air cdlnprcssors. rock breakers, stumps, etc.  LOTS  FOR  SALE \N  ADDITION  "A"  MWUCIIi.  E,  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.J).,  PHYSICIAN.   Etc.  CORONER I'OU Wkst Kootenay,  Ollice over Nelson Drug Store.  Wjcst Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  AT $125.00  Adjoining llie government tovvn-silc of Nelson  With a rebate,for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson,  values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and dislrif-t, ������ * c ������^  or Innes &'nichards, Vancouver, H.C. Ml^W  W. A. JOWETT, UPWARDS.  Mining and Eeal Estate Brokers,  Auctioneers and Commission Agent.  .loSKprrrxi-: STitisriTs. N'Ki.sox. is.':.  Furaitu  re am  !)(  We carry full lines of all kinds of i'urr.iluro for re--.!<l.'i.,'.es,   "'  hotels, and ollices.   Mattresses made to order, and  ���������    - at prices lower than eastern a;id eeast.  ; We arc also  agents  for ;  EVANS   PIANOS   AND   DOIlIiRTV  ORGANS.  >s-J*     ���������   ������   ���������   <������  1 ������^-  JAMES���������MAC-DONALD���������&���������00  One   candidate���������J.   Fred   Hume���������has  announced  himself,   subject  to   the  ACTION    OF     THE     CONVENTION.       This  may be taken, presuming that Mr. Hume  had no previous ' knowledge of intentions of the manipulators of the convention, that like the Vicar of; Bray, if the  convention declared for a government  candidate he would accept its nomination. If on the other hand the convention's thumbs went up for an opposition  candidate he was still willing to accept  its nomination. It remains to be seen  whether J. Fred Hume will still accept  a nomination from this nondescript convention, and lead the faction in a racial  fight against resident Englishmen.  . Washington, _. Feb. IS. ��������� Yesterday  Representative Hicks of Pennsylvania  introduced-a bill which he belie ves0to be  an excellent plan for the settlement of  the silver question. It provides that any  person may- deposit *with the government $50,000 worth of silver bullion, and  by depositing with it 25 per cent of the  value, of the bullion in interest-bearing  government bonds as a guarantee against any depreciation of silver, he may receive $50,000 in treasury notes, redeemable in coin.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  & Fort  Sheppard R'y,  ���������  , .      i'  All Ml to Spokane, Wasl  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m.  -pv   labau,  m. i).,  Physician- and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and 4,   Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  42..  SliltVEYIftfi.  A      S. GOING,  CIVIL  ENGINEER,  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND  SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C .  MIXING.  T    ������.  BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson,  B.C.  TWENTY YEARS'- EXPERIENCE IN THE.  152-52 AMERICAN CAMPS. -  A Miner Injured hy a Blast.  Archie Findlay, a miner employed by  the Hall Mines company, met with a  painful accident Thursday morning. i'He  was blasting in one of the tunnels about  3 o'clock, and had prepared three shots.  Commencing January 8th, 189i, on  Tuesday arid Fridays trains will run  through to Spokane, arriving there at  5,30 p.m. same day.0- Returning will  leave Spokane at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5.40  p.m., making close connections with  Steamer Nelson for all Kootenay Lake  point*.  R.  C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)'  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 731,Vancouver. B. C.  -\/r    S. DAVYS.  MINING  ENGINEER,  ij   AND ASSAYER.  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  NELSON   STORE :  Xif. -J H'<-;svc5i A llsik Kdililin^, .lost-ii'iim' S(rc<-I.  Beware of Cheap  Chinese Sugar,  First-Clas Goods Only  at the  HUDSON'S    BAY    COMPANY,  BAKKlt STREET,   NELSON.  Hiram Walker & Son's,  -   Distillers  AGENTS KOR  Jos. SchliU Brewing Co.  Milwaukee, I J. S.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  P. O. boxi  Telephone 24.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections madc.0  Conveyancing, documents drawn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  PANTS,.. 'PANTS,'   PANTS,  To make room for Fall Stock  I will sell fifty pairs of Pants  at $7; $8; and $9 each, or  three for $20, $23 and $25,  also suits from $3Q, Tip. Now  is the time to save  money.  SQTTZIIIRIE,  Corner Ward, and Baker Streets.


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