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RETURN To an Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence re the granting of power to run trains… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly 1897

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 60 Vict. Columbia & Western and Red Mountain Railways. 757
RETURN
To an Order of the House for a copy of all correspondence re the granting of power to
run trains on the Columbia and Western Railway and the Red Mountain Railway.
GEO. B. MARTIN,
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
23rd March, 1897.
Rossland, B. C, April 13th, 1896.
Sir,—The progress that we are making in the constructian of the Trail Creek Tramway
is such that we can reasonably expect to have the road completed and ready for handling of
freight aud passenger traffic between Trail and Rossland on the 15th of May, and although
there is nothing in the "Tramway Act" requiring an official Government inspection, still it
has occurred to me that you might possibly desire that such inspection be made before the road
is opened for business.
If such is the case, we shall be pleased to render the Inspector any and all possible
assistance in his duties in this connection.
I have, etc.,
P.   P.    GrjTELIUS,
General Superintendent.
To the Hon. Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Victoria, British Columbia.
Victoria, B. C, April 24th, 1896.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th inst.,
stating that you expect to have the Trail Creek Tramway completed and ready for handling of
freight and passenger traffic between Trail and Rossland on the 15th of May.
In reply, I beg to say that Mr. H. B. Smith, C. E., of Rossland, has been instructed to
inspect and report on your road.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands ami Works.
F. P. Gutel.ius, Esq.,
General Superintendent Trail Creek Tramway,
Rossland, B. C.
x Victoria, B. C, April 24th, 1896.
Sir,—I have much pleasure in advising you that His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in
Council has been pleased to appoint you, under the provisions of the " British Columbia
Railway Act," to inspect and report on the Trail Creek Tramway, which the Superintendent
of that Company states will be completed and ready for freight and passenger traffic by 15th
proximo.
Kindly acknowledge and advise me if your services are available.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
Deputy Commissioner of Lauds aud Works.
Henry B. Smith, Esq., C.E., P.L.S.,
Rossland, B. C. 758 Columbia & Western and Red Mountain Railways. 1897
Rossland, B. C, April 28th, 1896.
W. S.  Gore, Esq.,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 24th
inst., in which you inform me that His Honour the Lieutenant Governor in Council has been
pleased to appoint me to inspect and report on the Trail Creek Tramway. I beg leave to
accept the commission, and will endeavour to perform the duties required of me to the best
of my ability.
I have already communicated with the Superintendent of the  works in reference to the
matter, and am awaiting his reply.    I will forward my report at the earliest opportunity.
I have, etc.,
Henry B. Smith,
M. fust. G. E, etc.
Rossland, B. C, May 4th, 1896.
The Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Victoria.
Sir,—I have to-day received a communication from Mr. F. P. Gutelius, General Superintendent of the Trail Creek Tramway Co., Ltd., in which he states that "difficulties have
arisen in the progress of the work which will delay the date of inspection until the 21st inst."
I would be pleased to know whether the railway in question has been constructed under
any specification from the Government, and, if not, under what conditions will the Government accept the railway 1
I have, etc.,
Henry B. Smith.
Victoria, B. C, May Sth, 1896.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of  the 4th  inst., in
reference to the Trail Creek Tramway.
In reply to your inquii'y I beg to say that the railway has not been constructed under
any specification from the Government, and may be accepted if it is suitable for traffic, without
danger to the public, and is properly equipped. See clause 51, et seq., of the "British Columbia
Railway Act," a copy of which I have mailed to you.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
H. B. Smith, Esq., C. E., Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works
Rossland, B. C.
Rossland, B. C, May 22nd, 1896.
W. S. Gore, Esq.,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Sir,—I have this day received from the General Superintendent of the Trail Creek Tramway a letter, in which he informs me that "the continuous rain, since his last communication
has delayed the completion of the Tramway for several weeks," and he begs therefore to postpone the inspection of the same until such time as he shall designate by letter in a few days.
I have, etc.,
Henry B. Smith.
Note.—For report see Beportof Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for 1896, folios
404 to 409 inclusive.
[Telegram.] Rossland, B. C, June 3rd.
Commissioner Lands and Works, Victoria.
Tramway has been inspected to Rossland by Mr. Smith, who will recommend to you it is
entirely safe for freight and passenger traffic. There are fifteen carloads of freight ready for
shipment over our line, and thirty passengers a day walking and staging from Trail. We
require permission to begin operations at once—kindly advise by telegraph, at our expense.
F. Aug. Heinze. 60 Vict. Columbia & Western and Red Mountain Railways. 759
Victoria, B. C, June 13th, 1896.
Sir,—Referring to your telegram, I have the honour to inform you that after consideration of the report of the inspecting engineer who was appointed by the Government, the
Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works has been pleased to sanction the
operation of the Trail Creek Tramway, subject to the carrying out by your Company of the
various alterations, additions and improvements which the engineer reports to be requisite. I
am to call your special attention to the details of the said report, a copy of which will be
handed to you by the engineer, and urge your compliance with his recommendations.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
F. Aug. Heinze, Esq., Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
President Trail Creek Tramway, Rossland, B. G.
Victoria, B. C, June 13th, 1896.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the Sth inst., enclosing your report re Trail Creek Tramway.
In reply I desire to thank you for the careful examination and full report you have made,
and have to request that you will kindly furnish Mr. F. Aug. Heinze, President of the Trail
Creek Tramway Company, with a copy of your report. I have advised him that you will do
so, and will be glad to hear that you have.
Kindly receipt the enclosed voucher and return it to me, and a cheque will be remitted.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
11. li. Smith, Esq , C. E., Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Rossland, B. 0.
Rossland, B. C, June 15th, 1896.
The Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works,
Victoria, B. C.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th inst.,
enclosing voucher for my account for professional services rendered in inspecting and reporting
on the condition of the Trail Creek Tramway, and also requesting me to furnish a copy of my
report to Mr. F. Aug. Heinze, the President of the Tramway Company.
I enclose the voucher duly signed. I shall have much pleasure in forwarding a copy of
the report to Mr. Heinze, as soon as a copy can be prepared.
1 have, etc.,
Henry B.  Smith.
Victoria, B. C, June 19th, 1896.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 15th inst.,
returning voucher for your professional services in inspecting and reporting on the condition
of the Trail Creek Tramway, duly signed.
Herewith I send you cheque in payment of voucher.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
Henry B. Smith, Esq., G. E., Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Rossland, B. C.
Rossland, B. C, June 18th, 1896.
W. S. Gore, Esquire,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works, Victoria, B. G.
Sir,—In accordance with your request, I have forwarded to Mr. F. Aug. Heinze, President
of the Trail Creek Tramway, copies of my report to the Government on the condition of that
road on the 3rd inst.
I have, etc.,
Henry B. Smith. 760 Columbia & Western and Red Mountain Railways. 1897
Telegram received Dec. 3rd, 1896.
Spokane, Wn., via Seattle, Wn.
To Commissioner of Lauds and Works, Vic.
Red Mountain Railway will be opened for passenger traffic on tenth inst. It has been
accepted by Dominion inspector. If you desire Provincial inspection, will you please have it
made on the eighth inst.
D. C. Corbin.
3rd Deer., 1896.
D. C. Corbin, Spokane.
II. B. Smith, of Rossland, will inspect Red Mountain Railway.
W. S. Gore.
3rd Deer., 1896.
II. 11. Smith, C. E., Ross/and.
Please inspect Red Mountain Railway on eighth instant, and report. Let D. C. Corbin
know.
W. S. Gore.
Rossland, B.  G,  December 17th, 1S96.
W. S. Gore, Esq.,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works, Victoria,
Sir,—I beg leave to forward you my report on the Columbia and Red Mountain Railway.
I trust it will meet with your approval.
I have, etc.,
Henry B. Smith,
M. Inst. CE.
Note.—For report see Report of   Chief   Commissioner of   Lands   and Works   for   1896,
folios 398 to 403, inclusive.
Victoria, B. C, December 21st, 1896.
Sir,—I   have   the   honour   to   acknowledge   the receipt of   your letter of the 17th inst.,
enclosing report on the Columbia and Red Mountain Railway, for which I beg to thank you.
I enclose  herewith voucher   for   $65.00, in  payment of  your   professional   services, etc.
When it has been returned to me receipted, a cheque will be remitted.
I have, etc.,
W. S. Gore,
//. B. Smith, Esq., C. E., Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Rossland, li. C.
Victoria, B. C, December 22nd, 1896.
Sir,—Herewith I have the honour to send you a copy of the Government Engineer's
Report on the construction of the Columbia and Red Mountain Railway, and beg to call your
attention to his concluding remarks and recommendations.
I have, etc.,
Geo. B. Martin,
D. C. Corbin, Esq., Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
President Columbia and Red, Mountain Railway,
Spokane, Wash.
VICTORIA, a. C:
Printed by Richard Wolfenden, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
1807.

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