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 ''A-   A^'/^Okj'  '  -Wi.'M  *l    ' H  -f i"!-sit  ' --'"A"!  i *"'  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B, 0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, .1903.  NUMBER 9;  Sir John Macdonalds Wi. POLITICAL GOSSI P.       Local and P  Mr. Trow, the Liberal whip, concluding a speech ia 188S���"The leader of  the Government has to take a little  rest sometimes, but on the whole he  has been very attentive, and I think he  has renewed his youth. "VVr all wish  he may long continue���though not on  that side of the house���and may live at  least a quarter of a century, to give his  counsels to the people from this side of  the House."  Sir John Macdonald ��� "Over the  left;" ������:'  Sir John���"You all know the story  of the man in the lunatic asylum. He  was asked why he-was there. 'Well,'  he said, 'it arises from a difference of  opinion ; the people think I am mad,  and I think all the people are mad,  hut the majority have carried- it and I  amliere.' My hon. friend (Mr. Laurier) thinks we have a vicious economical policy ; the majority is against  him. and he is there."  Mr. Watson(on the demoralizing effects of the new franchise bill as it op-  crated in Manitoba)���"The spectacle  presented atthe polling place was disgraceful.   Indians walked   up  to the  polls, and ou being asked their names  did not know. They did not know  what name was put on the voters' list.  They were afterwards told their names  by the persons interested in the election of a certain candidate, and told  how to vote." .  Sir John- -"What was your majority ?"  Sir Richard Cartwrigh t��� "Hasanarrangement been made for employing  the convicts in the Dorchester Penitentiary in any permanent manufacture?" .    .  Mr. Thompson���"No."  "Sir Richard���"I understand they  are employed in the manufacture of  buckets."  Sir John���"I wonder if this will'be  affected by Mr. Abbott'sbill in regard  to bucket shops ?"  Sir John (referring to the bad ventilation of the Commons chamber)���  "It is our right to have a comfortable  and healthy chamber to sit in, but I do  not go as far as my hon. friend did a  moments ago, when he said we wanted  a radical "hange. I want a wholesome  change, but not a radical change."  N  ews of the  mes  The rush for the Lardeau continues.  Every train and boat brings in men  who are attracted hither by the reports  from Poplar Creek and othor points:  While in individual cases there may  have heen some exaggaration as to the  va*ue of the, mineral, enough is now  known to justify the conclusion that  the Lardeau is one of the richest districts yet discovered on this continent.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Slocan Drill.  --T-tie-O'ttaw a-has-sl igh tlyo increased  its force.  Moie meu are being added to the  force at the Enterprise. A_  The ore sheds at the Ottawa are to  be boaTded iii and roofed.  The Ivanhoe is increasing its force  at the mine and mill, employing 65  men.  Last week Erne3t Harrop, one of  the owners of the Alpine group at the  iiead of Lemon creek had a little over  a ton of ore from that property treated  at Kelson smelter. It returned ��25 a  . ton in gold. The Alpine is a free milling proposition.  the property is in splendid shape for,  keeping up this record or beating it,  for a long time to come'.  Notwithstanding the close down at  the Granby smelter, io permit of coupling up the two new furnaces, shipments weie not stopped entirely from  the company's mines here. A train of  20 cars has been sent out every other  day, or about 300 tot.s duily.  Mannager Plewraan, of the Winnipeg, says he expects to begin shipments  on a small scale in the course of ten  days, and that be has 200 tons now-  broken down. Tho ore will go to ihe  .Sunset,smeUer^atJBoupdary^^ljB5JHie=  lumber for the new compressor house  is expected to arrive daily, and the  new machinery should be iu working  order in the coujso of three or four  weeks. The annual general meeting  of the Winnipeg will be held Tuesday,  October 6th, at the mine, when some'  local men who have lately token an interest will probably be represented on  the board. The force of seven men  will gradually be increased.  rovincial  This has been an eventful week in  political circles. On Sunday it was announced that tho government had decided to change the date of the election  from October 31 .to October 3. Of  course this did not fail to give rise to  considerable comment. In many parts  of the province, it was openly charged  tliat the real reason for tlie change was  the desire of the McBride Government  to take an unfair advantage of the  Liberals. The answer to this argument  was su pplied by a paper of the Liberal  faith, when it said that If the Liberals  are not ready for the contest their managers are at fault and open to criticism,  but if they are prepared they should  not grumble at- going to the polls as  early as possible. Generally speaking,  the change in the date to a period less  remote meets with popular favor.  The change iu the election date has  naturally aroused the coast politicians  to immediate action. The Liberal executive at Vancouver has selected  Joseph Martin, Mayor Neelands and  T. S. Baxter, and will decide on the  other two at once. The Conservatives  will probably nominate Capt. Tatlow,  Chas. Wilson, James Garden, W. J.  Bowser and Robert Todd. This is regarded as an exceedingly strong ticket.  At Victoria the Liberals seem to be  dead, although it is hinted that they  will be very much alive on election  day. No names are yet given out as to  possible or probable candidates. The  Conservative candidates are likely to be  Hon. A. E. McPhillips, Harry Helmcken, ex-Mayor Hay ward aud a man to  be chosen from the labor men. The  Young Men's Conservative Club was  organized Thursday evening for the  purpose of taking an active part in the  Victoria campaign.  The celebration of Labor Day at Vancouver gave rise to an Incident that  may have a considerable bearing on the  future of labor politics in British Columbia. Ralph Smith, M. P., was one  of the invited speakers, but his address  was so interrupted by the Socialist element that he was compelled to sit  down. After repeated attempts at  getting a hearing, he withdrew from  the hall in which the speech-making  was taking, place and was followed by  half the audience, who evidently sympathised -with Mr. Smith. This is  taken to mean that Mr. Smith's boom  for the Liberal leadership has collapsed.  The President of the Trail Conservative Association writes this paper that  the reports being circulated iu the Rossland Miner to thc*efFect that the Con  servatives of Trail will not support  Harry Wright, is erroneous, aud that  the party will vote for the candidate to a  man.   This is per fectly satisfactory.  The Nelson Tribune is supporting  "Bill" McLean, the Liberal candidate  for Similkameen district.  Mr. Houston bad a "grand rally" of  his supporters at his committee rooms  last Saturday evening. It wasa frost,  only about a dozen being present. Mr.  Taylor holds a "rally" to-night, and it  remains to he seen if he can draw a  bigger house.  Premier McBride is expected to reach  Nelson during the the latter end of next  week. He will speak at several  places in the i nterior.  Arthur S. Goodeve has been nominated by the Rossland Conservatives,  and iu all probability will be elected.  Mr.Goodeve is a man of splendid ability  and must be figured on in future Cabinet changes.  At the Houston committee rooms  this evening, speeches will be delivered  by Mayor Rose, William Irvine, Harry  Wright, A. Thomas and John Houston.  +����������������������*��� ��*��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������f  ��� . -     7 -     - .    > ���*��� - * '  f  Hidden Wealth of  the Kootenays  Everything points to an era of unprecedented prosperity for the Kootenays. Daily reports from  the Lardeau only confirm what has already been told .of the wealth of that district. Next season can  be made themost prosperous in the history of the history of Nelson, and it will be if our business  men are alive to their own interests. We have already secured the trade of the camps immediately  tributary to Nelson ; why not make a supreme effort to control the trade of the districts now opening  up.    If _our merchants and men in every line of trade act intelligently and become at once aggres-  ���    sive this trade will be ours and Nelson will within two years have more than double its present popu-  %    lation.    Now is the time to do the business.  I  tfORT STEELE DISTRICT.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Phoenix l'loiscer.  Some muckers were laid oil" at the  Granby mines this week for a few days.  In Summit camp between the Oro  Denoro and ICmma mines, tliero are 40  ��� men employed.        ���  More men are being added to the  Mother Lode mine force now, there being some 8()men employed there.  *"��� A payment was made by David JIc-  Viclcef and: others on the bond on-the'  , Gold Finch this week. The interest  being tnkca   over consists of-seven-  ��� eighths.   '���'.  Contractor Fisher, of Grand Forks,  arrived in;,,.town thisweek to arrange,  for ,hauling about 1,000 tons of Grey  Eagle ore to the head of the tramway  on Knob Hi li claim.  This week the Snow'shocuiine broki-  all former reeorjls fer shipping on\'iuii.:  Fori Steele Proni>e��tor.  The first shipment of oro from the  Sullivan mine was made Tuesday.  Dave Newell has completed the annual assessment work on the Tit for  Tut group.  Dave Griffith has recordc.l the assessment work on the Buhl .Mountain  claini.  . Sonic handsome; samples of copper  ore from the Mystery mine, YVIiiterish  creek, were brought in to towirMwiday,'  and created considerable interest  among mining men. j  '-A large bed  of gool.-p.-iyiiijr  <rravi-l  has been worked this- puniitier by tl.e  Thompson Co., on Wild Horse Creek,  and the indications are favorable for a,  large and profitable clean up. j  Some sixty men have 1*cpii engaged  in placer" minin c on Wild Horse Creek  this summer. ,  Word comes from Wild Horse-Creek  that the Thompson Co. will cosninc-uce  cleaning up inside of two weeks. -        '  The Nelson  Industrial Exhibition  Mr. Amiable has j ist returned from a trip to the Boundary, whire he spsnt a couple of d.iys iti  the interests bf the exhibition. From what he could learn the event will attract a large number of  visitors from that section, and many have expressed a determination to make entries for the exhibition. From other portions ofthe province similar reports reach the management. There is'no reason why tbe exhibition should not be a grand success. We have everything here necessary to the  success of such an undertaking, and visitors can depend upon it tbat the bungling which was characteristic of the Dominion Day celebration will not mar the pleasure of this eve.it. Mr. Amiable knows  how to manage an affair of this kind, an.l will devote more attention to business than thro.ving bouquets at himself. Of course a great deal remains with the citizens. "They must do their sh ri. to attain the desired end. Already miny entries have been mile, indeed, quite eiongh to injure s.tccess  from this point of view.- Mr. Dover, who has charge ofthe mining exhibit, says he will open the  eyes of the world as to the mineral wealth ol British Columbia. In selecting Mr. Dover foF this work*  tbe management displayed commendable .wisdom. The amusement features are of an attractive character ; aud no doubt everything possible will bs d-.>-,ie to m.ike this exhiibtion a credit to the commercial metropolis of the Kootenays.  "^A>^W^/^-'VVVV*A*WWW��VV*/WWWWVWVWNAAA%VVN*^^  Acting on information and a photograph received from the police authorities in Illinois, Detectives Palmer and  Macdonald have securely under arrest  Alfred E. Lyford of Rock Island  County, Illinois, who has for some  time lived at Victoria in a fashionable  boarding house under the name of Miller. Lyford was Deputy-Treasurer of  Rock Island County and charged with  embezzling $11,000.  Mr. Edward Hicks-Beack, of Hazel-  ton, a. nephew of Sir Michael Hicks-  Beach, was on Wednesday of last week  married at the Anglican Church, Duncans, to Miss Jaynes, a daughter of an  old-timer and well-known resident of  the latter place. Mr. Hicks-Beach con  ducts a successful general trading business in the far north of the Province,  whither he and his bride have now-  gone on the Danube.  Granby Company has  reported very J  favorably.    He believes that four, or.  1 -1 * .-*  five plants each with a capacity or 2000o  tons'dailycouid beerected along the out-f���  crop.    The company will at the outset '���*  erect a 2000 ton plant and take a year'  to complete it.   . ' ���-'*,'  '���a\  Says a new York despatch : Plans for  a gigantic railroad with a trunk line  connecting Hudson Bay with British  Columbia and Buneos Ay res, South  America, and having a net-work of  branches, were disclosed' last week  when articles for incorporation of the  Pan-American Railway company with  a capital stock placed at $250,000,-  000 were filed at Guthrie with the secretary of the territory of Oklahama. The  purpose of the corporation, it is said, is  to build a line of railway extending  from Port Nelson, Hudson Bay, in a  southerly direction crossing the line of  the Canadian Pacific near Winnipeg,  thence through the Dakota^, Nebraska,  Kansas, Oklahama andi Indian :Terri-  itory to Galveston, through Mexico to  the Isthmus of Panama, through Colorado, through Columbia to Ecuador  and finally Peru to" Buneos Ayres.  Dawson Charley, an Indian well  known throughout the Yukon as having been the original discoverer of the  riches of the Eldorada and other creeks  in the vicinity of Dawson, is visiting  Victoria. Charley, together with Tag-  ish Jim and others, recently made an  expedition to the Alsek river strike,  and are claimed by some to have been  thelocators-of the richest.claims there.  The Greenwood and Boundary Falls \  smelters barely escaped a coke famine  as a result of the burning of the trestle ���'  on: the C. P. R. Fortunately the;  Granby smelter hid a considerable-:  stock on hand and ngome twenty-five^  cars have .been diverted, from.there to-  be used at the Boundary smelters. It  seems that even yet the coke supply for  tlio Boundary smelters is somewhat  precarious.  ~7i<  .The farmers of Langley district, atA  a well attended public meeting,, passed ~- ���--  the following resolution : " Tbat this ~  meeting is of the opinion in the absence \ ."���  of Any results from private enterprises-'--  <->r the granting of charters by legisla- -  ture for the purpose, that the time has  arrived when the Provincial Govern- v.  ment should undertake the construction', -  of either a railway or tram line travers-,,o'  lug the Fraser River Valley as- near , Zl  cen trally as possible as far as Chilliwack. A  and operating tbe same In connection ';7  with the new Fraser.River -bridge.toA'.-,"!  Westminster." The motion was carrier!. Mr. Mclnnes and"Mr. Blair were  appointed a committee to look after the  petition in tbat section, ? , ,- 'y  John Jardine, the Liberal candidate- 7  for Eaquimalt,; declines: to obey the be-'":o  luwt of the Liberal member for Victoriri' '���  and his entourage and retire trsm tbe   -  coaitest.     He will fight; to the bitter  end, being persuaded tbat he can do as   ;  well against Mr. Pooley," his Conserve- " \,  tive opponent, as any   other Liberal  nominee.   VictoryJs. in any case, be-  Uevedtobe assured for tbe Conserva- "-  tive candidate. .-       - -, ���'.  ?;,<!  : i.;  C. H. Lugrin, who has just returned  to Victoria from the Eastern Provinces,  was in Ottawa when the conflictingad-  vices reached the Dominion Fisheries  Department concerning the close season. He states that iu this, as in other  matters, which should be non-political  there is such chronic difference of opinion and divided action amongst British  Columbians as seriously to prejudice  the Province at Ottawa.  The Kamlyops Lacrosse team visited  Ltcvelstoke Monday and was defeated  by a score of six goals to three. The  game waa a swift one from Btart to finish and during the latter pitrt of the  gume a good deal of rough play developed umongst the Revelstoke boys, no  less than six of theiu being ruled oil"by  RefcTee El worthy of Vernon. Tins  Revelstoke team plays a return inateJi  at Kamloops to-day.  The grain crops of Chilliwack valley  have been pretty well gathered in, and  it is expected tbat it will be all housed  by the end of next week. The, yield  this year is considered aB good aa any  former year, and as the area under  erop is larger now than before, it is believed that that the amount bf groin  grown iu the valley will exceed any  Poraaer years.  The Cranbrook Herald says arrange- .  meiits have been made by M. Mclnnes,  A. Moffat and C. M. Edwards to bond  their coal lands on the Elk river near  Crow's Nest to the C. P.R. and the papers will be sinned at once,    This ia  considered one of the best coal properties In the district.   It consists of about  5,000 acres, and has eight  visible well  defined seams of coal.  Fred  Weldon   passed   away at  t-it  uf aire uud a native of New IJruiiswick.  Last Sunday night about 11.30, Au-  gt��H>l Anderson, who had been employed  on the extra gang at Jud'ray, met with  a sudden and horrible death by being  bferuckbya west bound freight train,  Tbe rt-niains were scattered along the  track icira long distance.  The Victoria Colonist, on Wednesday  Jubilee  hospital, Victoria, after a pro-!last  published  a supplement of four  traetcrt Illness.    Deceased was 40 ye.ir.-i[iwi^es pn.fuM.ly   illustrated  with pic  tured of Victoria homes.  Tbe work wita  He Iraiftii widow and   two children, trewJIy handsome and refleetel the hiKh  v li.. :iVe ui  j.u-M-nt living in   Uie Rast, [est i-rwlit on that enterprising journal,  lo mourn \,.* i ��-.     On fii-at i-ouiing U>  Jiriti.sh Columbia Mr. Wi-ldoti  was fur  nwny years CDniliictor on the E. &. "N.'  xuilwav.   Deceased was welI cuunccted  in New Briinswiek. In polities' he.wus  a Liber.d and a hard worker for liia  party.  The expert pent out from Pittsburg  to examine the coal measures of the  Unix- rt G rant, May or of Cu mbei la nd.  If as received the Conservative nomination for Coniox.  W. H. Clement, who takes Ni-H  M"eCa1lum's. place as Liberal candidate  for Grand Forks, is author of the High  School History of Canada, and also a  work on the Canadian Constitution. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Vernojt Stkeet, Nelsox , B. 0.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known, on application.  All changes in advertisements to insure  insertion should rcacli this ollice not later  than Thursday utl2 o'clock.  When change of address Is renulrod, It. is  desirable Unit both tho old address and the  new be given.  Address all coinmnniealion.s, "Viibllxlierof  Thk Nemon Economist. Nelson. IJ. 0."  stable government." If it is to be  sane no man who had a hand in composing the manifesto is eligible, and if  if it is to be stable, what about Joe ?  Tbe only paragraph tbat does not  damn itself by barefaced falsehood or  silly verbiage, is one advocating Civil  Service Reform ; It happens to be a  plank in Conservative, Liberal and  Labor platforms, and 'the Liberals  have not even the merit of having  sa id it first. -  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  , Copies of the Liberal provincial platform tire being mailed to electors ns  ���well as being printed in full in -tbe  daily papers. Public attention i.s thereby enforced as well as invited. Possibly  an examination of the platform may  prove interesting.  The first clause, demanding a redistribution   bill, is admitted  to  be no  longer necessary,  bo we arc  assured  that for the measure since passed we  have to thank only a handful of Lib-  'cral members, who held the balance of  power aud forced tbeir views upon an  unwilling Conservative  government.  . This is so so glaringly contrary to fact  that refutation should be un necessary.  A brief historical resume may be in  order. In the last session of the Turner  ministry's regime, 1S98, a redistribution bill was passed M'liiuh the opposition of that day admitted to be in the  right direction but inadequate.     Tlie  demand foi: a fuller measure  was the  - chief campaign-issue of that year and  most   of    Mr.    Serolin'B   supporters  thought it entitled to that place when  his government was installed in ollice.  Mr. Semlin's administration  was rendered helpless, in  less than two years  ; by tbe defection  from it of a " handful  of Liberals" led by Mr. Martin.   Since  then no party has opposed redistribution ; all concurred in the last bill, aud  it is either gross ignorance of tbe facts or  worse to credit Mr. Martin or any of  his following with the lust bill.    :-  The second^clause approves of government ownership of-" tbe public service of utilities." ."What does this  mean? What sage wrote this? Are  not food, clothing and shelter utilities?  Do our Liberal friends advocate government ownership of the service of  these? However this clause is only  the expression of an opinion and the  party is pledged to nothing by it. This  criticism applies to nearly every clause;  they read rather as a list of subjects offered for debate than as ascries of purposes and aims of a political party.  who will contribute nothing valuable  to the solution of the problem upon  which perhaps the future of the Empire depends, namely, the British Liberals with whom Free Trade has still  equal sanctity with the Ten. Commandments, and the British and Colonial worshippers of Mi". Chamberlain  who despise the teachings of history  and political science.  This seems to have occurred" to tlie  members of the executive committee  for they li live appended more than two  columns of explanation ,U>  less  than  ' one column of policy.' The explanation  itself is rcfrcsbin g'and decidedly newsy ;  all our previous adn.iuistratior.s,  we  are.told, have been mainly   composed  of Conservatives andsiipported in tlio  Louse by Conservatives. ��� "Weaiciiot  told that the only unmixed government we have ever had,' that Was Le-  Icivcd eo bad that the voters of tbe  province regardless of all old dividing  lines united to' ciusb.wnslhc Liberal  .. government of Mr. Martin' of KM)!).  i Such stony indiffcrcutc of truth in  what purports, to be a statement of  fact, is a poor pledge of tbe sincerity of  the liberal party.  JFui tiler, there is the-advocacy of a  progressive ...policy,.. > invhuliiig" the  building of six railways "with* nc<-cs-"  eary branch lines, ferries ami eoniite.  lions." These.arc to be built liyih'e  .-government or else, assisted' willi c-.isli  bonuses, if the franiers'of the manifesto are sincere in any ]��rt of their  declaration. They are also to be constructed immediately. Jneidviilally  "expenditure must be kept -w it!:iii  revenue.'*" Can any sane man reconcile these proposals?  Tiiere are some more "pious opinions" about fanniug, roads, t-ublii  health and. administration of" land,  shrouded iu tbe same nebulous garments that beautify the worship ol  "government ownership of the public  -service of utilities.'"  In the conclusion we ore asked to  "Sssisl lo secure "cane,-progressive and  With a unanimity tbat no othcr.su l>-  ject has ever induced the press of Canada and of the colonies generally endorse Mr. Chamberlain's policy of preferential trade within the Empire, regret contemptuously Mr. Balfour's hesitation, and even more contemptuously  Ignore the opposition of Sir Michael  Hicks-Beach, tbe Duke of Devonshire,'  Mr. Ritchie and their Conservative or  Unionist followers as well as the whole  Liberal party of Great Britain.  Mr. Chamberlain is an uncompromising fighter and readily, stake* bis  political life on his present convictions.  He is undoubtedly sincere and zealous,  and by his labors has earned the gratitude of tbe whole British race. It is  almost ungracious even to reflect tbat  as late as twenty years ago���and Mr.  Chamberlain was then no novice���he  was equally zealous for measures far  different. In 188L he .was so pronounced a radical that Mr. Gladstone  feared to propose his name to Queen  Victoiia as a niemberof his Cabinet.  We do not propose to discuss the reasons for Mr. Cliauiberlaiu's change of  heart. But it is surely, not unreason,  able to ask that tlie same measure of  attention, - even of deference that is  paid to him, should be extended to  other statesmen who are equally sincere and; zealous a a ad have the additional merit of consistency.  The problem confronting British  statesmen is great and unique. Nearly  fifty years ago, Britain by adopting  Free Trndc.as a settled policy, elected  to continue to act, as the world's  workshop and bank and to allow other  countries to produce the raw material  for her use. The -hoped for results  from this policy have not been realized ;  ��� British' agriculture has declined almost  to the vanishing point, her food is purchased from other lands, "but though  this result may have been foreseen, it  was not expected; by the advocates of  Free Trado that rival nations, notably  Germany; and the United States,  would by the despised aud denounced  system of protection, attain positions  that threaten, if indeed they have not  already destroyed, the industrial and  .financial supremacy of Britain so'. Jong  absolute]y unquestioned.  IjiLerul statesmen, especially Mr.  Gladstone and Lord Itoseberry, have  discussed the decline of Britain asan inevitable development of the future.  But Britons generally are decidedly  disinclined'.to even contemplate sueh  an event. Jt lias dawned on their lenders that the chief hope of maintaining  .Britain's supremacy is in retaining as  sons of the Empire her children vvho  have to emigrate, that is they must, as  far as may be, be directed to the colonics, not to the United States, and the  colonies must be developed into strong  allies of the motherland. Tbo Hrltjsh  I.-sles can hardly retain supremacy  against the Russian, German and  American empire*,but lhe British Empire can and will. This is thc,,hope  and purpose or Imperialism. ;���    .  Belindas the question of means'.  Mr. Chamberlain lias been the llrst to  make up his mind as to the means and  has. njt.-iily advocated protection as a  policy for the Empire against the  world.  It is not always true that the "first  "Wc arc accused by the Tribune of  supporting S. S. Taylor, K. C. John  Houston is a designing rascal, and  should never have been admitted into  the councils of the Conservative  party."  The above paragraph appeared in  the Tribune of Tuesday, the 8th inst.,  as ft clipping from The Economist.  The first sentence, or words to the  same effect, did appear iu The Economist of the 5th inst. Something like  the second occurred in another article  but without any name being used.  Among decent journalists one of the  offences regarded as unpardonable is  the mutilation and misrepresentation  of articles in contemporary'journals.  Possibly the editor of.the'.Tribune did  not know this.  Tn describing secret enemies of the  Conservative party, Thk Economist  did use the expression "designing rascals." If the editor of the. Tribune  wishes to claim that title for John  Houston we have no objection. We  congratulate our. contemporary on  his late appreciation and'discernment,  but modesty will uot allow us to claim  the credit for the application.  ������-  .��,   I*.  .*���   -*���  ���*���  ���������  ���*���  .��-   ..   .*-   *��� .   Limited  t F.J. BRADLEY & CO. \  J WALL PAPERS, f  I PAINTERS AND DECORATORS, {  | SIGN WRITING,  I PICTURE FRAMING.  I ROOM MOULDING.  Quebec Conservatives will lender a  banquet to It. L. Borden.  In our many years' experience as practical druggists we  have learned to prepare a number of different family remedies, some of which we have now been selling for ten years  or more to our customers. These are not patent medicines;  You will find each preparation thoroughly satisfactory for  the purposes intended.  Diarrhoea Mixture.  This is especially useful in Cholera Infantum, Summer  Complaint, Cholera Morbus, Cramps, Colic, Bloody Flux,  Chronic Dysentery and other forms of bowel complaint prevalent in hot weather. This is considered by some to be a  splendid safeguard to have in the house during the summer.  Price 25 cents.  Digestive Tablets.  These relieve distress after meals, cure Indigestion, Sour  Stomach, Belching, Pain in the Side, Catarrh of the Stomach,  and.lceep the stomach in good healthy condition. They are  an effective cure for the milder forms of constipation. Price  25c and 50c.  Frt'R   WOMF   I \<ZF SI BAKER ST., NELSON, B.C.i  Lands for Sale  Harry Wright is meeting with encouraging success in his canvass in  Ymir riding.  W; II. Boss will have a walkover in  Fertile, and Hon. It. "F. Green's elec-  in Kaslo is conceded.  Liver Pills.  A reliable cure for Chronic, Habitual, as well   as   aeute  attacks of. Constipation, Sick Headache, Sallow Complexion,  Weariness, Sleeplessness and other forms of liver complaint.  -Gentleiii action,;'  No griping.   Do not irritate hemorrhoids.  Price 25'cents.  Headache Powders  A quick, gentle and safe cure for all forms of Headache. Contain no injurious drugs. Do not depress the  heart.    25 cents per box.  Compound Sarsaparilla  A compound of sarsaparilla and seven 01 eight other  herbs effective in piuifyiug the blood, regulating the bowels  and strengthening the entire system. Cures more diseases  thaii any other oi" the advertised Sarsaparillas, we believe.  Price 75 cents.  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited.  T. G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B. C-  Farms from So acres upwards, well watered and timbered. Adjacent to good markets at Cranbrook, Fort Steele, Elko, Fernie, Morria-  sey, etc.  The -well known prairie ground on the Kooteuay River, near Fort  Steele, is being subdivided and is especially suitable for Fruit, Vegetables, Hay and Oats, with good range for cattle adjoining.  Some fine Stock Ranches on the Kootenay and Elk Rivers. Lines  of Great Northern and'Crow's Nest Railway within a few miles.  Terms���One-fifth-down.    Balance in four years at 6 per cent.  Also excellent Fruit Ranch, about 30 acres, on 'Kootenay Outlet,  near Procter, 18 miles from . Nelson. About 7 acres under cultivation  with strawberries and fruit trees. Irrigation Ditch. A goefd  income paying investment.  FERGUSON&GO.  -      SOLE AGENTS  iDawson's Perfection Scotch  I EXTRA SPECIAL  T '-  ���     ��� ��� ���  A*,    This whiskey will please connoisseurs:    It is a high  grade well-  ' \ matured spirit of excellent bouquet and except for age,  is the same  'f quality as Dawson's Old Curio (Over 20 years old).  E. Ferguson & Co., Nelson, B. C.  Once more the people of this province  are cautioned against believing one  word that appears in the Nelson  Tribune.  George Fraser appears to be having  everything his own way in Grand  Forks riding, since Neil McCallum  dropped out:  "W. A. McLean of Hedley City, will  run in the place of Mr. Snodgrass in  Similkameen riding. Mr. McLean is  well known in Nelson.  "William Hunter will in all probability be elected in the Slocan, which  should be a source of congratulation" to  the clectors^of that riding.  If. the Houston'-campaign' fund depends on its sinews of war from the  proceeds ofthe smoking concerts, there  will be a dearth of "metallic influence."  The nomination of so'iuany successful, business men augurs well for the  Conservative party. British Columbia  has had a long reign of grafters, ami a  little business legislation might be beneficial to the province.  A fine of ��10 was imposed by the  (loat-ofllee inspector in London on a  young man, who, although aware- that  it was contrary to the law, had enclosed correspondence in a newspaper.)  prepaid at newspaper rates only.  The Liberals should not find fault  with the change in the date for the  election. ISven with the time shortened  they will have some difficulty in keeping candidates in the Held. The latest'  to-withdraw from the contest, is "W.'J.  man to make op his mind in ��.<����&-'shodgrass, candidate for Srniilkanieeii  culty is right.   Lord Melbourne one* riding.  T CASCADE BEER  i' BEGG'S LOCHiJIVAR  T  T  T  T  T  X  t  SOLE AGENTS FOR  Canada  Drug  ands| Hazel wood Ice Cream  rov  incial  .JL-  ress  FortStbulc Prospector.  It is a serious blunder. The executive of the Provincial Mining Association has decided to carry the fight.for  beitc'r.'legislation iiito the realm of  practical politics.  Vljociiix pioneer.  The old parties could well afford to  lake one leaf from the notebook of the  Socialists, when it comes, to campaigning. Among the Socialists candidates  arc not "expected 'to,.'supply the campaign, funds, but every member of the  party pays a regular tuui, which jgoes  into the campaign .fund. Many ti good  man would .stand, if he could a (ford it,  according to the usual understanding  of campaign expenses. There is no  reason why a candidate should hear all  the expenses, as, if honest, he gels little  op nothing out of the office. It otherwise, well���that's another story.  sighed that he might be "as.cock-sure I  of anything sis Tom Macatilay was of j The change in the date of the election  everything." Mr. Chamberlain is al- from Oct. 31 to Oct. 3, is .without politi-  ways "cock-sure" and his authority cat significance. - It is not likely that  with his admirers seems in 110 decree the change will affect the general re-  impaired by tin' fact that he lias suit, and it is probable.tbat the govern-  changed his mind more frequently and mentin shortening the .campaign coii-  more conipletily than any other Brit- sidered only the desire of the people  ish slatesii:an"row living. generally   to   gi-t  through   with   the  JJr. IkUfwiir'a limitation is probaby trouble as .soon us possibles This talk  due to his appreciation of dillkul^ies about the change being likely to result  that Mr. Chamberlain ignores. Mean- favorably to tbe Conservatives, is all  \v hik tLt jc tsre two classes in the Em- nonsense..  "TroilCrook News.  It is a significant fact   that all  the  agitation-in respect: to the alleged high  1 charges of local sine! I ers, "on  the i>��rt  '., 11-    ' ���������.::��� ���::'A    .   ' ������-.:   ������.  ! of hired journals up the country, bus  entirely died down, and indeed some  of them are known to ..have'lately,  th'rowjj bonquels at the Bv C.'smelting  itisti' utions. In. this -^Connection ��� we  reprint the following sensible remarks  by Mr. S. S. Fowler,, one of. the m.s! influential lead milling men in the.province : " I am not all in sympathy  with the cry- that has been."raised  against the smellers. They have  treated u.s very well and fairly to my  mind. When things went all to pot  hire and the mines were in hot-water,  the smelters reduced their rates and  lmve not.raised them since ; and now,  although thu local smejters jay double  us much fur fuel and labor, wc get hero  the same,rate as the coast siiielters  give.  '    Vancouver News-Advcrtlscv.  There ia a marked improvement in  tlie outlook for the silver-lead mining  industry in the Slocan, and it will not  be many months before the situation  there will compare favorably with lhat  at an j previous period in tlie history of  the country. The recent discoveries of  gold ore in the Lardeau are directing-  attention to a section of the Province  that hitherto has been little known.  The richness of some ol these discoveries.is almost phenomenal, and while it  is improbable that large deposits of  equally.rich ore will be fouiid, there is  tittle doubt that this now field will become au important factor in the general  milling development in British Columbia.' -- ���  .'.,.. ' Morj-lssey I>08i)aicti.- ��� :  G; C. Hodge, representing the Vccn-  on* and Nelson Telephone Co., and  several other com panic.-! all.practically  ���under" tlie same mainigemcM.it, is in  Fernie this week to: l,;ok over the  ground with a view to. putting in a  plant in that town. -The district superintendent is of   tlie'opinion   lhat his  ��� company would .eventually t-osnicct Ilie  different  towns -along the Crow and  join the in to oiuside systems. This  would moan much to Alorririscy. Milieu.  A telephone, system joining this town  with Fornio aud other'more distant  places would  in some measure over-  ���'come the   lilck. of  highway  facilities  1 .Ihruiighout the Vlisiriot. Jt would lie.  much cheaper than a telegraph system  ] aud infiuitel/ more convenient  McDonald's Confectioherv  BaRer Street, Nelson  .&4$X&&<&^ &+&<&&<&&^<^4^4f><+><frfS>.4><&4S>-t>fQ.f&^^��.&^Q.+<fr  E. K. STRA.CHAN  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, Etc.  Baker Stre^trnear"Wl?d^St1r��etrN(Sisuhr^  JUST ARRIVED  Of the Latest Fashions  Scotch Twceils, LurdsIIde Btratlicona,  siril Bolwarp Surges.. A fine line of  riiutUigs of lusest stylus.  I'ricos to suit ilio. timc&,  Cu'.lundsectticin.  ohn Small wood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P-. Q. Bldg., Nelson  SewlngMachinesandPianos  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiflsify Shop, Josephine St, Nelson  Nelson Tent & Awn ing Works  All kinds of Canvas Work made  to order.  ��� . '���������������.������'  Also Clothes Cleaned and Repaired.  Boying'ton & Ross,  257    BAKER    ST..    NELSON  liBitliSlMl  i ij? ��<Nits pars A.-.- throa months' aombeiship.  -'2 EacIiJii.- - -.Bf 'TH.-iHivos thfloSicialclnborinin  . ereryiRjj>tb.'suclu"Un:r6|/o&6*ofljii&-cla3Svo��riil I  '' B.ai\ iustn.:u<cUl n-..-v um=-o e;u-h aiot.tl., is !  > pi-.-.-r in all; aL-oa Ocrl.Uoato of. li.-ii.Lt:r��lilp j  : ������>-.-.7 pivsj* tbo finrilejo ut CliiV iUum ir. Ilnv7 !  ��� "ic-i ..Jilj. bb-3 jrlwinirlltiirrtti:r��.'.nmai��6r!cti- I  ::t��6!K��.:i-apti��-3-.-ri9iJiiu!iS-vli';li!��M<) I  7:i-rti  r.u-ic ���  y<.,�� ,'i-f>-.n 'S'.X to '".*'���  i-.a jour Jur-  . ,failf.njoiri;it.��:.ct-.Vy.:M'iltiHT'!f'1,^'!l\ fa;  .vi, H/i.urtuoTioy'awi-Hrtti. iluiijV.r       H.r,,..r'-  'SS&&  , ISOSusbiu-  ������'���"T>12SS"  U  ���: <D.-  fi  ���H  u  o  m  fi  y  o HHHU  MM  '���a -   a -a y , i-AMM&z'\  ���i A._fli  THE  NELSON   ECONOMIST  Reason for Opposin  Houston's  Houston's disloyalty to Premier McBride and bis government.  Houston's practical admission that he is a Conservative only so long as the Conservatives accept q  him as their leader.  Houston's tactics of setting class against class for his personal ends.  Houston's willingness to sacrifice the Conservative party to gratify his personal ambition.  Houston's double-dealing with every party or section with -whom he has been  allied.  Houston's lack of capacity as a legislator.  Houston's threat to run as an independent if turned down by the Conservatives.  Houston's presumption in attempting to dictate the policy of the party.  Houston's persistent persecution of Conservatives in his paper with the one desire of creating discord in the party.  And lastly, the belief that Houston never was a Conservative.  Starkeys' Idea of Justce:  Extract from Thk Nbusos Economist,  August 15th..  Other letters were written to Mr.  Btarkey, but brought forth no response, so last Monday the following  requisition -was forwarded to tbe president of the association :  Fred Starkey, Esq., President Liberal-  Conservative Association, Nelson,  B. C. :'-������'���  Dear. Bib,���You have been repeated ly asked to call a  meeting of the  Liberal Association of tbe city, but  have failed to do so.   No meeting has  been held for months, though a general election is at baud.   We now request you to call a general meeting of  the ijlberal-Coriservative Association  for Wednesday evening in tbe board of  trade rooms, su��-h meeting being for  the purpose of considering all matters  pertaining to the welfare of the party  and to endeavor to so unite- the party  as to ensure the election of a Conservative candidate.  (Signed)     W. A. Macdonald,  John EiiWOT,  F. J. Bradley, ";'  Habey Bird.  Frank Fletcher,  T. F. Stoddart,  P. Lamont,  It. W. Hannington,  H.E. T. HAUI/FAIN.  This "was accompanied by the following personal letter from Mr. Macdonald:  Fred Starkey, President Liberal-Conservative Association, City :  Dear Sir,���I am anxious to make  one last effort towards harmony before  it is too late; I enclose a request  signed by a. few of tbe many who desire a meeting. Tbe decision and responsibility rest with yoU. If you decide to call the meeting, I would suggest notice being inserted in the morning paper,   Trusting that you will do  SO, W. A.   MACDONAIjD.  This requisition was not treated  with even the scant courtesy of a reply, which, everything considered, is  perhaps not to be marvelled at. The  only sign given that the president had  eyer received the letter, was the more  prolific use of foul language by the  '���gang" on the streets to express their  opinion of respectable Conservatives.  When no answer to the requisition  was received, thirty or forty members  of the party came together and decided  to call the public meeting of Conservatives which was held in the board of  trade rooms Wednesday evening. The  Houstonites refused to-��� attend tbat  meeting, although one or two of their  number, it is said, as is their custom on  occasions of this character, availed  themselves of a convenient post to witness the proceedings. The attendance  at that meeting was so large as to leave  no doubt of the widespread feeling of  resentment which prevails amongst  Nelson Conservatives at the outrageous  .conduct of President Starkey. The  chair was occupied by Dr. Stoddart  and Mr. C. I. Archibald acted as secretary.  It was moved by W. A. Macdonald,  seconded by Geo. Steed, and carried  unanimously :  "Whereas Mr. Fred Starkey, as president of the Liberal-Conservative Association, has neglected to call any meeting of the association of Conservatives  generally for the purpose of either preparing to heal the differences known  to exist in the local Conservative  ranlks, and Las broken faith a* to meetings arranged .with bim. to be called  for that purpose, and has also failed to  comply with or even had the courtesy  to reply to a request sighed by. ac-:  knowlcdged Conservatiyes for a public  meeting of the association y   .',,.      ,. ��� o  Therefore this public meeting of Conservatives approves of the calling of  this meeting so that the members ofthe  party as a whole may have an opportunity of being heard, and further-this  meeting condemns the course pursued  by the president of tfie. association and  declares his conduct betokens lack of  fairness and true appreciation of his  position and an apparent desire to act  solely in the interest of a portion only  of the party.   '  ���-   '.������'"'"���" o    o;  September 24 and 2 5  First Annual Exhibition of the  Nelson Agricultural and Industrial Association.  S^j^._-_1 A y\     "1 ^ ��-�� tto    ��^ Sight Seeing and Sport, Magnificent Display of Fruits,  kZ^OX-LVJL    A.JCX>J/TZ>    Vegetables. Farm  Produce,   Flowers,  Horses,    Cattle,  Poultry, Dogs, and the Greatest Collection of Minerals ever Exhibited in British Columbia. -  X^a,Gi*osse  Shamrocks of Montreal, Champions ol the World, vs. N e'.sou, Champions of the Kootenay.  Tri> ^^ ,-^lpA T^T*1 1 11 *n O* North Star Tenm vs. Ymir Tenm for f 1,000. $500111%'  J-VO v_> IdL JL-Jr X. JLXJ_JLJLXg��( other prizes for rock drilling. Placer mining itiw  operation each day. ���-./���'���  and Parachute drop of 2000 feet eacli day  Baby Show on First Day.    Grounds and Buildings Illuminated Each Evening.    Band Concerts.    $1,000 Production of; the Opera "Mikado" i.i 0;>era House'Each Evening.  James Johnstone, Pres.  J. E. Ann able, Sec-  "i2~  '������ A;:p\  ���f -'-:oo=-  ". *vj|  Navy Gut Mild, Medium and Full  Navy Mixture.  Navy Cut' Cigarette Tobacco,  *a Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  A    Cigarettes.  "i-i  -AAi  "' ,- Ci  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to None  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANADA.  Turner,  tpn & CO., L'td, Victoria, B. C  J&A  ���^V*��h><*W  MONTREAU  Sole Manufacturers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  R-H. C ABLE Y, B.C. Agt  BLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room, house  for rent.  Three  dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on   Stanley   street,   opposite Royal CCC  ANNABI E  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  '���)  HQEMAKER  Boots .and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made-work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  Corner Mill and Josephine  Sts.  I  Where are you going to buy your  groceries this month? Why not  try the little store with the big  stock, corner of Josephine and  Mill streets.  A Few Specials  Fine Granulated Sugar, 16  lbs.  for :.$?  Maravilla   Ceylon Tea,   50c  per  lb., 5 lbs. for....... $2  Tomatoes two cans for 35c  Com, per can 10c  Alberta   Ranch  Eggs,  two' doz.  for   55C  Creamery Butter, bricks,_peT  lb.   ...j-...-... .-.30c and* 35c  Local New T aid Eggs, per doz..50c  Thirteen lbs. New Potatoes for . 25c  Also a good variety of  Christ ie"  Biscuits, fresh from the-factory.  R/G. JOY, NELSOfJ, B. C.  LINERY.  A large stock- of Mlilrner-y and  ladies' Oul'/tiings  .���Mho-.Ladies' Hair Goods.  MRS. ENFIELD  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR  PIPES.  UJ  Q_  <  X  o  z  Q  <  hi  -J  UJ  X  H  U.  O  Ul  O  Next store to Hudson B?y Company     Depotfor Briar Pipes, Nelson  W. A Thurman  Job Printing  _. l?\  >  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  1  .\y: (�����  ���_<-_.,/ .V,  t             .   ..  Wc Print  ' ''V  f  ���*                                                                                        A                  ja.  lhe tcondmist  1  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  �����   _. 1  *'     1  L        1  West Kootenai ButcherC  0  Wholesale and Re Ull  Dealcrsin  W. G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given on stone, "brick  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  .'��� Camps supplied on s-boric:;i  dqti.ee and lowest prices.  .Mailorders receive  careful  attention.      :  KoLhing "but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C:T'R AVES. Manager  Fred J. Squire  Tenl�� nnd awiiIhkt snaile s��ut repatro I.  Clothing (.-IcaikmI ��rd mended.  Over ihe Wallsct-Miller Eo., fen  JOB      PRINTING      AT  THE   ECONOMIST   OFFICE  Q warns  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  "*��  -*���*  i  The Nelson Success. Club will begin  the season next Friday evening with a  smoker.  The rehearsals foi the Mikado are  proceeding satisfactorily. Managev  Parry promises a lirst class performance.  Tbe business men's excursion to Lardeau is postponed till next Saturday.  At a meeting of the directors of the  fair last night, amongst other Information .given-out by the secretary was  that there -would be an immense exhibit of fruit.  Herb. Goodeve was married to Miss  Aileen Shea at "Rossland, last Monday.  The happy couple are receiving the congratulations of their friends.  Eyeache and  Headache*  -Eyestrain  causes  Mil.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.  Pro  perly adjusted glasses-remove  tbe cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed..  VOUR EYES  CURES ALL EVE DISEASES.  HtfUMED EYES.SCALES IM UBS  QBfl-MUUCTIQM ETC.  Patenaude Bros.  Opticians  Baker  Street,   Nelson.  IMPORTERS OF  iaDle and  n's Furnishings'  strong supporter of th�� Davie and Turner administrations and "was consequently supposed to be a Conservative, but nt the recent Dominion election he championed the cause of Mr.  R. Q. Maepherson.  o   .:,;:������  The Liberal candidates are dropping  out at aa alarming rate.  Robt. Elliott Las returned from a  month's prospecting tour through the  "Lardeau.  The voters' - lists arc - now being  printed. The type-setting is being done  by the Daily News and the prosswork  by the Tribune,'which shows that the  goverumeutdoes not con fine its patron-  to Conservative papers. It U stiid that  there will be eleven lists yriiit-ed in Nelson.  An effort is being ta made collect a  campaign fund for Candidate Houston.  One of the collectors expressed himself greatly discouraged wLth' the reception the proposal is receiving in  several quarters.  A shortage of miners is still com-  ' plained "of at several properties in the  Boundary district, particularly at-the  Mother Lode, where (JO liieu have been  averaging an output of ' from. COO to 700  tons of ore daily���a necessity to keep  the company's two-furnace smelter in  continuous operation." ��� ���*  There died last Tuesday at the Old  Man's Home, at the age of 84, Gilbert  Brabant, an old-time Cassiar and north  ern prospector. He came to British Col.  urabia in early life and. spent most of  his time prospecting and seeking for  wealth, which, like too many of his  hardy ilk, he failed to secure- for himself. He was unmarried and. leaves no  relatives any where near British Columbia.  E. W. Matthews is renewing-acquaintances in Nelson to-day. He will take  up Ms residence in Vancouvor and engage in the brokerage business.  coHSERVATivE.piATFOfiM. g. Bgppms m pup, ah squares, oiiciotiis, LMeras, lace curtains  Geo. Thurraan was up through the  Lardeau tLis week.  ' A great many people in tho Kootenay  look for an amalgamation of interests  between the Trail smeller and tlie St.  Eugene people before the work will be  commenced again at the nunc. The  proposition is not unreasonable as the  St. Eugene is a big enough mine to  keep a big smelter going-.  ..It iti understood tliat a requisition is  HOW in" circulation ' asking Mr. J. A.  Busscll, Police Magistrate, lo be a candidate, iu Vancouver City at Uie approaching election. Mr. Russell's position in Dominion politics Id an unknown quantity.    Formerly he was a  Bartlett House  ("Formerly Clarke Jloase)  Tho best 51. i>cr Jay house lu Nelson.  INone but white help employed.    The bar  lh o bent.  G. W.  Bartlett,   Prop  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Emerald. No. 2 Miucrul Claim, situate 'in  tlie Nelson Mlulns Division ofWcstJCooteaay  District..  Where located: At the summl I at the head  of -19 an<l Summit Creek*, adjoining the  Sluuidoti Hiinenil claim.  Tulte notice tbat I, ltegiDald BIi- Macdonald, Freo Mlucr.'s cerUflciitc No. B58.405,  iutcnrl sizcty days from the date  he-rcof, to apply to lho SI iuiiig Recorder for  a. certificate or Improvements, lor the pur:  jw>se ol' ,>b tainiug a Crown grant of "the above  claflil.    -'-'--'- '���':���:��� ::���'���.-"��� ������---���'.���.-  ...���-;.''"'���"*  And. hirtlier take notice thitt action, on-  dur section OT,'most bo commenced before  the issuance ol such certificate or improvements).  ��alcd this 17th day of July. X.H. 1903.  IC. M. Macdonald.  New Fall Goods Just Arrived  ioo Pieces of Fancy Flannelettes, suitable for Ladies' Shirt aud Blouse Waists, Wrappers and Chfldren's Dresses, worth 20c.  Sale price, i2>��c. New White and Grey Saxony Wool Blankets, all sizes and qualities. New Wool Comforters and Eider Down  Quilts. New Table Covers, Portierres and Curtains, new Table Linens, Towels aud Sheetings, new I^aces, Ribbons, Gloves and  Dress Trimmings. .  CERTirfCATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  TrixeyV Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson M-hilng Division of "Wtwt Kootenay  District.  Where located: On Rest Greet, a tributary  ortlieNorUi Fork ofSilmon River.  Take n (Mice tbat I, Jolm MciuU-liIe, acting  ns ajreat fur .lamed 3tar��ft MucLaren,  Free Miner's Certllleate No, iWl.TKt, andEd-  mnnrl D.Bewell, free Miner's Certificate No.  im.TOt, I11 lend, Dixty-days from the date hereof, to apply-to tlie Alining Recorder for a Cer-  tlilcale ol [niproveiiienls, for the purpose of  obtutnlnp.ii Crown Grant orihe ahove claim.  "^AtTdTurUftr I" ke"ii<>tiee tbot-"uctlonv7��hder  (section S7, mmst be cojniuenccd before the ls-  isunnceo/sucli Ort.Hlcute of Improvcihents.  Doted tlijbWtlx day of July, A. 11.1903;  JOKN MCLATCMIB.  CCSTIFICATE OF 1MCROVF.WEMTS.  .   Rnyal . Seul and Koyat   CUaiter  Mineral  Cluliiis.sitiiiitclu the K ebon W1u5tig Division  of West Kootenay District.  Where    located:  Between  40  and  Eagle  Tiikenotlee lhat I. RobertScntt Lennfe, acting ju) ftct-nt for M. 8, imvys, Free Mlner'n  Ccrtlll^U) Xo B<sa.S32, aud Alfred Bunker.  Free Miner"* Certificate No. B80,764, intend  sixty <taj-�� from tuo ditto her*elf to apply to  tbulllhtng'Jteconlcr for a Certificate of Im-  (irovcmcuts, for lhe purpose of obtaining; a  Crown <��raiit of the above claims,  i\n��l furtlier take notice. Unit net ion uuder  Section S7 must lie conuwcnml before the Issuance <>rsueh Certificate of Im nravcmeutH.  Duted this IStli August, 1S03.  [Adopted at Eevclstok.c,S<ptember 13th. 1902. |  ���1. That thisconvention reaffirms the policy  ofthe party in mutters of provincial roads  and trails; (he ownership and control of rail-  ways und the development 01 the agricultural  resources ofthe province as Inld down iu the  platform adopted In October, 1899, which is a-)  follows:  ��� ������-   -  ���., "*l'o actively aid in. the construction of  trails throughout the uiule-v eloped portions  ofthe province and the bulldingof provincial  trunk roadsof public necessity.  "To adopt the principles of government  ownership of rullivuys in so far as the circumstances 01 the province will admit, ana tne  adoption of the principle that no boh us should  be grunted to any railway company which  does uot give the government of the province control of rates over lines bonused, together -with the option of purchase.  "Toactively astist by state aid lu the development of the agricultural resources of the  province.  :  2. That I11 tbe meantime and until the ^railway  policy above set forth eau bo uecoui-  f>lisbed, a general railway act be passed, glv-  ug freedom to construct railways under certain approved regulations, analogous 10 the  system that has resulted in suca extensive  railway construction-in the Ifnlted .States,  with so much advantage ;ti> trade aud commerce  3. -flint to encourage the mining industry,  the taxation of metalliferous mtnesshould be  on tlte basis of a percentage oh the vet pro  llts.    ."- .'.;������.  4. That the government ownership of telephone, systems should be broughtabout us a  lirst step in the acquisition of public utilities.  6. That a portion of every coal area hereafter  to be disposed of shou Id be reserved from sale  or lease, so that state owned mines may be  easily accessible, 11 their operation becomes  necessary or advisable.  li. That iu the.pulp land leases provision  shou Id be made for r efore stlug and. that ste ps  should be taken'for the general preservation  of lorcsts hy guarding agaiust the wasteful  destruction of timber. .,  7. That the legislature and government oi  tbe province should persevere lu the effort to  secure the exclusion of Asiatic lahor.  8. That th'c-matterof better terms In tlieway  ot subsidy uud appropriations for the province should should be vigorously pressed up-  on the Dominion government.  9. That tbe silver-lead Industries ofthe province be fostered aud encouraged by the. Imposition of Increased customs duties 011 lead  and lead products Imported into Canada, and  that the 7 Conservative meinbcis of-.the  Dominion House be urged to support any  motion introduced for such a purpose.  lO.That as industrial disputes almost invariably result In great'lessand Injury both  to the parties directly concerned and to the  pubIlc,leglslatiou should be passed to provide  menus for an amicable adjustment ot such disputes between employers and'employees. ������  11. That it is adv lsuble to foster the manufacture of the raw prodneta of the'province  witbintlie province us far as.practicable by  means of taxation on the said raw products,  subject to rebate ofthe same in whole or part  when manufactured in British Columbia;  '-  '^'fe^^r'^^fe'^'^7  BURNS "BLOCK.  BA KER STREET  The Most Nutritious Breakfast Food in  the Market and a Home Product  ALL GROCERS SELL IT  ��.-��*i  ,      $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders niiist be accompanied by cash and should he forwarded   ,  either personally or "by mail to the office of  IV. P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  Mortgage Sale  WADDS BROS.  Photographers.  Vancouver and Keison  BAKER STREET. HEiSOK. B. C  50   YEARS'  woe Marks  Des ions  ��� www. ���        CoPvmaHTS&a  Anrona sending a slc����ch and description mar  oiitcltlr ascertain onr opinion fr��o whether mi  liiVontloit 1�� probably imtemtnUa.   Corioiutilpu.  rci*lre  ���pedal notut, without cbariro, In-tli��  Scientific Jltflcrican.  A owidsomclr lllurtrol��a weclly.   Tarjcst clr-  MM 4Co.3B,Bre��*ittsKfiW York  Uwler aud liy -yirtue of 1ti�� -povreta contained in a ci-rl.-ilc niortnage. "Ktilt-n will be  l>r<Mlu<-e<l;3t1li<!timeorw��Ii\ there wlllbeof-  reriMl fcr��altf lij public tauctlon by C. A. Wat-  ��ni��itj & Co.. at tlieir rifficcic In -tbe K.-W.-C.  ISNic-ft. ISnUerStn-et.Nelson, B-L'., on Monday,  tlio twciHy-Urut day or BeiHenilxrr, imkj,  nt the liour of 12 o'clock noon, the  AiIloAVlitIC property : All and tlngnlar those  <-ortuli> p��rwHH or tra��ls ot land und premises Klluikl-c In lhe ProvliHxs of Brltinh Olum-  l.!fi,:iT(t l>i-lnpc<it!H>(wv��l orrxjtwfour 14) aud  live {5>, In pioclc iotty-WYori (41), ct the City  <vf \rl>vi��l��. ;��--<-*irdHitI \.* lhe O^Uehtl Flan or  sairvt-y of w��(<t Citi', suhdivlsiun l-pt Niiicty-  live(&M <Jriv����p Owe (1). K<M>K'i��<y Witflct.  This prina-rty i�� slnwte ��ui t>attnVer'  Ktrw?t. bet7Tei.-a JweuliliK! Mud Itendpyx  ��.ln-eU. ;luJ has erected llierbtaa a dwt-lllMg-  histi)*-.  3\>r titxasandtomlltlon*i>rs*t�� apply to'  aUACii^KAui *-Imtvaox.  HrvlteHorsfuF-Mortjeainjees.  Dal��l Mb CrtHdiiy oTsjcpttisiktr. A.!.. 1905.  Kortgage-.Jale  I'mlcr nii��l l>.v vi rluc cf the iw>irenc ��.-oa-  luliircl iji ir tt'Tt��lii niurtKape vliich .will be  p'-uduensa ut. ilio time ��>f wile, tlion- will be  (<rU rP<l tl.r fHlu l>j- public auction by N'sir-  lln-.; t$.l7ij,,:iii(!l!iiiiL-i'n>.:il thw Jjlall (>i�� Koote-  ti:i>' fiy.'-t. "U-iwi-cn Victoria. :ni*I Baker  si rt�� ttf-, N��i|-nn. \i. ('., on Ui<- lltli Ony ofS<-i>-  tiMuIniT. lmri.iiv iii*'. Iv'iir pi' 11 .p'cluc-k'lu the  'i�� <>��� it, Hi'- nJli.wtujt ppuwi')-:  Tin' itit^usumIji'i-ly JTn.���� (if,b-��>t< V>. 11 and  r'i. i?:<x:i r<s. -u*cj v*i<i��i of s.��.i w. ur-uvi,  V/i si ICiM:ti-��iit>* IiiHtrlctdf ltrt>JKli ruluniblii.  On |Ii�� priipertj-is �� substaiitHnl tvro-Klvrey  ri mgli-iaunlwi't 11 t)r.-U'��u��e-.  Ki>r  UtcdsujuI cuadltii'iix otsiil<? nppSy to  <JAlMKBlc��fc V.iLsotc, ���  VciidorsHolicitora.  DatidBapl.lstJSftl.  Notice  Notice Is hereby givsn thut 20 days after  date 1 intend to apply, to'tlie Clilef Comuiis-  slouer' or Lauds aud' Works for a. special 11-  ceriBe to cut aud iiirry awuy timber from, tiie  following describedlundsultuateon BounOuiy  Creek about seven wiles from the Kootenay  Hirer itt AVest Koot^iwy District: Cvruiiicu-  cing at a just OR the itortti side ol Boundary  Creek iuu.rkedl,A. J.Mt'CUttreV J4. S.'curuer  post, thence sou tif 80 ��li��insrtlnniSe"west"St)"  i-haius, thenee north 8(1 chains, tlience east  tJU clialns to the place of cummeuceinetit. .  A. J, BtcGtJlliE.  CreBton, B. C, Aug. I7tli, 19US.  Notice  Notice Is hereby gtveu that 30 days after  (lute I lutend to apply to (tie Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a speeial'il-  ceuse to cut and csiiry away timber irom. Hie  following described lauds,situate on Bound-  ary Creek, aud about uliic miles from Koote  nny Kiver iu the 'West Kootenay District:  (?oiunieucing at 11 post 011 the north side of  Hft��ndnry Creek umrked "E. Blallaudalue,'  Jr.V N. w. gojfner, thence south 40 chains,  thence east }60 <>lnU.v.S�� thence north-(Ocluiias,  thence west lit) ohaliw to jil.nee of coWUience-.  ineut.  Crentou.lS.C. August I7th.ia)a.  Notice  Notice Is hereby given tliat 30 days after  dato 1 Intend to apply to Ilie Chief Commissioner of Lands und Works tor u special li.  cense to cut and curry away timber from the  following described laudw, ��ltuuto ou Boundary Crcelc, about nine utiles west from 'ti\c  Koorenuy Kiver, In the We.t Kootenay Ills.  Ivtct. Commencing at a po.~t ou tlio north  side of Uoundnry Creek, nturked "-V. <��. Little's" J��. K. eoriu-r iH>st. thenee south to  oli-ulns, thence-west 1WJ elialns, tlicuce lioflli  -KJcliaiiiHrtl��eiice custto place of comnieuue-  iuent!6u cliainii..  KG. Little.  Ores ton, B. C, Angustirtli.ltW.  Notice  J{oi|cei l#.hereby given that K0 day* after  dsktel katendtaiipply to lie chief Commis-  niotiertifljizulstturt \V"osk8for��spi'cl:i.l-li(-eHxe  to eul and carry away timber ftow thotullcu^.  i��X described lauds situate uu Boundary  Creek, ulMiiit six uiilea from tlie Kootenay  Hlver in West Kootenay DiKtiiet. Couisneu-  eiugata]i��)st(>u the north bide o( llouudary  Creels emirked -a. ��. fc'sirtiuliarsun's," N.l;.  eorner pust. thence s��.u.lli 8�� eh&Iiut, thenee  west 80 ehains, thenee nurlli So chains, tlieuce  east UU chains to place ol comiiieticement.    '  A. ��. KAUQtntABSOS;'   '  Cxeston, D. C. An?. 17Ui, 1IMI.  Land Application  Sixty days after date. I intend to apply to  IlieChielCoiiiiiilssioiier orTjiiidii und Works  f��>r the lnllmvliiK luud : Cotmnencltig at a  niMl at the u^rili-vvetit cornel of lot 83Ti. <��1  K<>citeuny UWtrict, tlteiu<<! due 7vwt 40 eluxinx.  thence south ** chiiIr.w. tliencif rant ,0 chains,  tlience iiortlr��il<7ng west Ixiuudary of lot 8aV>  Ul. to poltit of euiutueuceineiit. coniaiiili^:  ICOarrea. M. K. ^tticilWL  kelson. 25th JuJy.iaa.  Exhibition  Selling Dates ..  September 26, 27, 28  Beturu Limit  October 5  ; Bates from l'rincipnl Points  Nelson,    Kaslo,   Sandon,    Kobson,   Sloean  City,. *ir,iV>  KoKsland, Trail...,    S17.20  Grand Fortes .....$18.25  Greenwood ._,, S1'J.:W  Corrcsi>ondiiig ltotes Irom All Stations io the.  Kootenay  Through Coaches and Sleepers will ba run  from Arrowhead.  Reserve berths through local ugonls.  Victoria Exhibition Oct, 0"10  ' "Vretctailnsiei*  tiefkets  will   be extended   8j  days on payment faro Vuncouver  or  West-  lulustcr to Vietoi la and return.  For complete information, write  J.S.CARTER, E.J.COYLK.  Tea and Coffee  We aro ofiTcring at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, indla, China aud Japan  "Teas.  Our Heat Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound ��� ..S 40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds 1 10  Choice Blend Coffee,���! pounds......... I'OU  Specinl Blend Coffee, 0 pounds  1 00  Hio Blend Coirec, 6 pounds I 00  Special Bleud Ceylon a'ea, per prond.   SO  $1500���Seven-roomed house and  two lots iii good position. Terms,  small cash deposit, balance monthly  payments;  o $900���-Two-storey, house and lot  on Observatory stree'. . Gar passes  the bouse. Terms, small ca.ih deposit,, balance  monthly payments.  For Rent  $to.oo���Four-roomed cottage on  Stanley street, next to the corner oi  Observatory street.  "/$S. 00���:Fpuf-roptned cottage   on  the corner   of    Ward   and  Gore-  streets. .:      A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE C0.1  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 183.  *EST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  '. csarnawiwjiAiBSMMi j.r,.__m_num,K. iWLUMmsseniS  1>I��1. l-ass. Agt..  Nelsou.  A. ii. T. A.  VaueoiiVKr  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  .Provincial  .v        - -    '  Op. &���. OUSfOmS HflUSe, NikOii IrrempntBik.  Baker"'St Nelson  Merchant. Tailor,  W HOI ESAtE-AN D;R��TAI L  cr-iAfsifs  :Head Office Nelson B.Cr;-:   :.-  Hran'cli Markets.   ��n '' Rosstiind; ;'TiWii,'''";.>relsoii,;''Ka's}oi,' Fandoti, Three-  Fork.s..'Kew r>eiivcr aid Slocan City.:':   "  Orders by Mail to any branch vvi! hii^e; prompt and cau-ftsl atten  1011. -.  >; j-h���n,\-0_3Bfttff*li?vr.  raWiSUlV-inVa'"

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