I am in receipt of a letter from one of the leading practitioners in Dawson who informs me that since Christmas the court has been sitting every day and sometimes at night, and that there is still a large amount of business which the judges have not been able to touch. The work in a new country is much greater than it is here, and I am satisfied that a necessity exists for these appointments, and also for the jurisdiction given these magistrates. The Superior Court has to try a great many cases relating to mining. There is one case which took the time of the court every day of the week for a fortnight, relating to a mining claim in which a couple of hundred thousand dollars were Involved, and such eases require very patient and long hearing, so that it would be impossible for the two judges to overtake all the small cases that come before them.
On section 9,