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THE Mount Ida Chronicle. FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1870.

A few weeks since we had the pieatsU; e of congratulating the inhabitants .of JNaseby upon the su- c. ssful -is.-ue of a very important public work, carried out by private enterprise. Our readers will, of course, pem-ive thai we are alluding to the works of the Nnseby Water Works Company, whi<-h only a short time since were brought to a'-suc-cessful-, completion. A second time within a-very"limited period, have we the pleasure of otiermg to the :S'ase by community our hearty and sincere congratulations upon the- successful completion of another important puoli-c work, which has been initiated and brought to a successful issue by the undauntabie pluck and persevorin.v energy of a private company. Again, we feel sure that, our readers will not fail to see that we make reference to tie completion of the hydraulic box tiuminiT of the Hit or"Miss' Water Race Company, on Surface tliil. It is absolutely impossible to form a correct estimate of the value of this important work, opming up. as it does, in the enterprise uiu slnlj of the min-v ground known to he aiHIV-iiv hut.' at the same virae, kitherro t-rom the absence- of water .power wherewith to sluice. The of carrying water iu square boxes has we beiit ve, been tried, aud tried with success, in California. . . •-»■■•-■■

To Mr. .Henry Anderson (shareholder in and manager of the liit or Miss Company), however, belongs, we believe, the credit of having introduced and carried to a successful issue the hydraulic principle into this Province. The models which were made and brought hy Mr. Anderson under the no Litis of the company were so simple, and at the same time so convincing, that tlio company did not kesitaie to accept-tie recommendation and at Oiico, M-it:h \v\\>,t, ui'ud result r,h& report whiea v. ft this" day ywiur. in another column will abundantly pn.vo. BeV-itnl a doubt, tl:e first cnVrt uutne to pass the water-'through the first portion of the fluraing was, 10 a certain estorit,- a' fr.iluiv.' ; Tint; tiiilur«, if. we may so. lyria'it, a: use fV'.-m the. fact -t'hitt the force ui ti.e Leta

under estimated, and-that consequently the boxes were not, therefore, sufficiently strongly constructed' to bear the extreme hydraulic power. Many of the Naseby quid nuncs were only too glad to find an opportunity for declaring the experiment a failure, and there at one time appeared to be a prospective panic, with regard to the shares of the Hit or Miss Com pan v. Perseverance and unlimited faith in the correctness of the principle, and a little additional iron, soon put matters to rights, and the result has been the event which we have this day the honor of chronicling.

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Mount Ida Chronicle, Mount Ida Chronicle, Volume II, Issue 74, 8 July 1870

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THE Mount Ida Chronicle. FRIDAY, JULY 8, 1870. Mount Ida Chronicle, Volume II, Issue 74, 8 July 1870

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