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 itcUum  ��tribune  Saturday Morr\ir\g, September 6, 1902  RULING PRICES OF LIVING IN NELSON  THIRTY PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN EAST  During the month of July tho department of labor at Ottawa made a sp.eeiul  Investigation Into the cost of living in the  larger towns and cities ln Canada. The  prices quoted are those tharged by retailers in the --luces named for ordinary quantities of the articles In <_ticstlon. No quotations are given for towns in the interior  of British Columbia, and the prices quoted  for Nelson were obtained by The Tribune.  As Nelson is one of the largest towns in  the Interior and central for the mining districts, the prices prevailing in Nelson may  be accepted as the prices generally ruling  in other towns, like Rossland, Kaslo, Sandon, Grand Forks, Phoenix, and Greenwood. The cost of living in Nelson is, on  an average, 15 per cent higher than the  cost of living at Vancouver, 20 per cent  higher than at Winnipeg, and 30 per cent  higher than at points In Eastern Canada.  The following tables show the cost at different  places:  FLOUR Price per Sack.  Halifax,  25-lb  sack         U5  Charlottetown, 25-lb sack       CO  St. John, 23-lb sack        75  Sherbrooke,  25-lb  sack   l>5@75  Brantford, 25-lb sack        55  Mamilton,  25-lb  sack     Winnipeg, 25-lb sack        00.  Brandon,  25-lb  sack     Vancouver,  -ID-lb  sack   ....:  $150  .NELSON,  50-1 b'sack $1 50  BUTTER Cents per Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia        22  Charlottetown, P. E. I  1S@20  St. John, New Brunswick  1S@25  Sherbrooke, ftuebee .-..16��25  Brantford,   Ontario       IS  Hamilton,   Ontario          20  Winnipeg,  Manitoba       20  Brandon,  Manitoba          IS  Vancouver, British Columbia     * 30  NELSON .25�� 30  MILK Cents per Quart.  Halifax, Nova Scotia  *      0  Charlottetown, P.  E. I   ���5  St. John, New Brunswick       5  Sherbrooke,   Quebec .5t_r<j  Brantford,  Ontario      5  Hamilton,  Ontario   ���     5  Winnipeg,  Manitoba      0  Brandon,  Manitoba  ���...     5  Vancouver, British Columbia (11 quarts  for $1)      S  .NELSON (50 quarts for $5)". .....12V.  CHEESE Cents per Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia  15  Charlottetown, P.-E. I  II  St. John, New Brunswick  15  Sherbrooke,* Quebec 12V_@1S  Brantford,   Ontario  II  Hamilton,. Ontario ���  15  Winnipeg, Manitoba1  ���.. ���..        1J>  Brandon, 'Manitoba       171_  Vancouver, British Columbia        1<V_  NELSON  20  Winnipeg,  (l'/_ bushel bag)       00  Brandon,  (l>/_ bushel bag)      UO  Vancouver,   (100-lb  bag)     110  NELSON,   (100-lb  bag)     150  -BEANS Cents per Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia  i  Charlottetown, P. E. I .' ....��� 3  St. John, New Brunswick   .'....4  Sherbrooke,   Quebec 4  Brantford,   Ontario- .A...... 4  Hamilton,  Ontario    5  Winnipeg,  Manitoba   5  Brandon,  Manitoba     Vancouver, British Columbia  5  NELSON .'. 5  SUGAR (Granulated)      Cents per Pound.  ���Halifax,  Nova Scotia           5  Charlottotown, P. E. I         5  St. John, New Brunswick         5  SherbrooV i,   Quebec    4%@5  Sherbrooke, Quebec    Brantford, Ontario    Hamilton,  Ontario  ............  Winnipeg,  Manitoba   Brandon,  Manitoba     Vancouver, British Columbia  NELSON   ���   ..       13  12V_  ..'      15  15  ..      10  ..12V��@15  ..      12!.  Brantford, Ontario  Hamilton,   Ontario      AVinnipeg,   Manitoba      Brandon, Manitoba    Vancouver, British Columbia  NELSON (17 pounds for $1)  .  TEA  Halifax, Nova Scotia :  Charlottetown, P. E. I    St. John, New Brunswick ...  Sherbrooke, Quebec    Brantford,   Ontario      Hamilton,   Ontario     Winnipeg,   Manitoba    '.  Brandon, Manitoba    Vancouver, British Columbia  NELSON ;   Cents  per  Pound.   : 25@40         25   25@40   25@G0   25@40   .25@00         40  ....35@@G0   25@50   25@60  COFFEE Cents  per  Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia        30  Charlottetown,  P.  E.  I       3G  St. John, New Brunswick  .35@40  Sherbrooke, Quebec  30@40  Brantford,   Ontario '..30@50  Hamilton,   Ontario ,...23@40  AVinnipeg,  Manitoba       40  Brandon,   Manitoba ...35@40  Vancouver, British Columbia ;..      40  NELSON  25@50  HAM AND BACON  Halifax,  Nova Scotia  ...  Charlottetown, P. E. I...  St. John, New Brunswick  Sherbrooke, Quebec   ;.  Brantford, Ontario     Hamilton, Ontario .........  Brandon, Manitoba    AVinnipeg,  Manitoba     Cents per Pound.         IC         16       "IS         15         16  ,       IS   1S@20  .'...       18  Vancouver, British Columbia  20@25  NELSON.       19  BREAD " Cents per Loaf.  Halifax,  iy_lb  loaves     5  Charlottetown, 2-lb loaves'       7  St. John, 2-lb loaves ...'...      6  Sherbrooke, 3-lb loaves       9  Brantford,  2-lb  loaves,   (21  tickets  for  $1)       5  Hamilton, 2-lb and 4-lb loves  5@10  AVinnipeg, 2-lb loaves       5  AVilliam A. Macdonald, ICC, said that tlio  association would be entitled to send seven  delegates, on the supposition that the old  rail had 120 names oh it, to which should  bo added the names of those who joined  the association at the present meeting. He  said that the number of delegates sent  would  never be questioned.  John Houston claimed the association  would be entitled to two delegates, as the  association's roll had only 32 names on It;  but that If Nelson Wijs to be represented  in the convention the number should bo  so large that they would count for something on a vote. He therefore moved that  "the delegates be not elected now, but that  they be elected at a- public meeting, to  be called for that purpose by the president  and the secretary of jthe association, on  Tuesday night next."  The motion for the postponement of the  election of delegates was supported in a  speech by Robert Coleman, and on a standing vote being taken j was carried by is  to 14. r;  The meeting was then adjourned.  CITY COUNCIL SAT IN SPECIAL SESSION  TO INVESTIGATE THE HOSPITAL BOARD  Brandon, 2-lb loaves ...  Vancouved 1% lb loaves  NELSON,  1-lb  loaves  .  COAL OIL  Halifax, Nova Scotia   Charlottetown, P.  E. I....   St. John, New Brunswick   Sherbrooke,   Quebec ".  Brantford,   Ontario...:   Hamilton,   Ontario   AVinnipeg,   Manitoba   Brandon,   Manitoba   Vancouver,  British  Columbia..  NELSON.    \.........      5        5         5  Cents per Gallon.         25       22  ....       22  .... 20*5)25  ,...18@23  ... .17@20  30  ....35@40  35  40  COAL  Price per Ton.  EGGS                         Cents per  Dozen.  Halifax,  Nova Scotia  ���   IS  Chai-lottetown, P. E. 1    13  St. John, New Brunswick  ���  ...  v   IS  Sherbrooke,  Quebec   . .1S@20  Brantford,   Ontario ....  ..    -17  Hamilton,  Ontario      20  AVinnipeg, Manitoba     ..       20  Brandon,  Manitoba     15  Arancouver, British Columbia    .. 25(5)35  NE LSON    ....*...   . .30@50  POTATOES                  Price per Bag.  Halifax,  (l'/_ bushel bag)      ...$1 25  Charlottetown, (IV. bushel bag)    75  St.  John,  (IV. bushel  bag)      ...2 10  Sherbrooke,   (1% bushel bag)      ... 1 50  prantford, (l'/_ bushel bag)      ...     90  Hamilton,  (1% bushel  bag)   ... 1 50  BEEF                   Cents  per .Pound  Halifax, Nova Scotia   ..'"... .12@14  Charlottetown, P. E. I          10 -  St.  John,  New  Brunswick    S@20  Hamilton, Ontario   ...... S@1S  Brantford, Ontario .... .......  ...... 5*5*15  Sherbrooke, Quebec  .'.    ,5@15  AViiyiipeg,  Manitoba          IB  Brandon,  Manitoba      ;       12%  Arancouver, British Columbia ..  ......10@1S  NELSON   ...... S@20  MUTTON                   Cents  per Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia ...'-.........         10  Charlottetown,-P.  E.  I       10�� 12  St. John, Now Brunswick,   ........ Sdil5.  Sherbrooke,   Quebec   10  Brantford,   Ontario             11  Hamilton, Ontario          12  AVinnipeg, Manitoba             20  Brandon, Manitoba    V       15  A'ancouver, British Columbia ..    S@1S  NELSON        14@20  PORK 7                     Cents  per Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia   .....  Charlottetown, P. E. I           12  St. John, New BrunswMc            14  Sherbrooke,  Quebec            12%  Brantford, Ontario            13  Hamilton,  Ontario ^    12V_@1S  AVinnipeg,  Manitoba           15  Brandon,"Manitoba            12%  Vancouyer, British Columbia ..   12V_@15  NE LSON     ...'.���. 11@18  SALT PORK Cents per Pound.  Halifax, Nova Scotia       12  Charlottetown, P. E. I       10  St. John, New Brunswick  12@14  Halifax,  Nova Scotia  $6 01  Charlottetown,  P.   E.  I..  .2 S5@3; 80  St. John, New Brunswick..... . 7 00  Sherbrooke,   Quebec....;     ��� '���    6 50  Brantford,   Ontario.......  ���'        6 50  Hamilton,   Ontario.:........".;....... 6 50'  WInipeg,   Manitoba................. 6 30@10 50  Brandon, Manitoba.;    6 80@11 50  Vancouver, British Columbia......   6 50@9.50  NELSON.................   .............   6 90@11 25  AVOOD Price per Cord.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.... :.v..:'.'..   7  Charlottetown, P.  E.  I. '.'...���..-."...$4 00  St. John, New Brunswick  " .. 7 00  Sherbrooke,   Quebec... 4 25  Brantford,   Ontario. ...:.... 7 00  Hamilton, Ontario '.'. .............'6 50  AVinnipeg,   Manitoba,  6 00  Brandon;   Manitoba...........7.......��� 4 50  Vancouver,  British  Columbia.....  4 00  NELSON......   ......-..,   .......7....  4 50  THE TRAMWAY QUESTION.  TO THE EDITOR C>F THE NELSON  TRIBUNE-Sir: In a recent number of..  The Daily News appeared an interesting  article giving: reasons why several different  ratepayers voted againqt the tramway bylaw. It is a universally acknowledged  truism that "there are two sides to a question," but it does not appear to have dawned on the brilliant and imaginative mind  of the callow and gullible youth who  pushes the reportorial ,!qulH on The News,  that the general public is anxious, and  would be as equally Interested.in the reasons, why several other diffe~reiit ratepayers  voted in favor of the), by-law. aI would  therefore request you \\ to draw, on your  imagination, Mr. Editor,' with the .view of  satisfying the aforesaid curious general  public, and tell us why!-'- Of course, we all  know the majority of those who voted in  favor of the by-law we're imbued -with 'the  belief that if the tramway service was suspended the city would j.ertatnly go to the  demiiition bow-wows, si�� you do not need  to spring that stale motive onus. To fulfil this request should joe an easy matter  for one of your ability, itnd lt is something  your subscribers expect] and demand.  ���STANLEY   STREET. 7  Nelson,  September 4th. 1902.  HOUSES (4 to 6 rooms)  Halifax,  Nova Scotia   Charottetown, P. E. I   St. John, New Brunswick   Sherbrooke,   Quebec.   Brantford,   Ontario   Hamilton,: Ontario.:   AVinnipeg,   Manitoba. '���  Brandon,   Manitoba.   Vancouver,  British  Columbia  NELSON   Rent per Month.   .$ 5 00@10 00      3 00@ 3 50  3 00@ S 00  3 00@10 00  5 50@ 7 50  6 00@10 00  15 00@20 00  6 00@10 00  S 00@15 00  8 00@20 00  ,   ... TWO CABLEGRAMS.  NELSON, August' 2_.~Drummond, Bon-  nington House, London:��� Would you eoii-  slder ; cash offer from rcity for purchase  of tramway system?   77  LONDON, August 30��� Houston, Nelson,  B. C: "Willing to consider city's offer to  purchase tramway.    Please send details.  BOARD AND ROOM  Halifax, Nova Scotia.   Charlottetown, P. E. I    St. John,  New Brunswick   Sherbrooke,   Quebec *   Brantford,    Ontario...;. ���   Hamilton,  Ontario   AVinnipeg,   Manitoba.   Brandon,   Manitoba.   Vancouver,  British  Columbia...  NELSON    Rate per Month.   $14@18    10@11  ... 12@16  ... 12@20  ... 12@13  ....146*18  ... 18@25  ... 14,1)11  ... 20@25  ... 22@30  NELSON CONSERVATIVES HOLD MEETING   ANDELECT'OFFICERSFOR ANOTHER YEAR  "Pursuant to a notice published by Fred  Irvine, president of the Nelson Liberal-  Conservative Association," thirty-two men  who claim allegiance to the party, that  lield office at Ottawa for a quarter of a  century, and who only lost power because  "Moo" Martin had the foresight to hit on  nn issue that divided the party, mot at  the board of trade room on Tuesday night.  At S:30 o'clock president Irvine called the  mooting to order, and explained tho object  for which it was called. Chris Morrison  was' elected  secretary.  At this stage it was discovered that- the  Iiooks of the association were not In evidence, and that no one present knew any-  filing of their whereabouts. Some one stated that the old membership roll had 120  odd names on it, but as the last name  had been signed in the full of IS90, the roll  would, at best, contain many names of men  not now in the country. It was decided  lo begin over again and require all present to allix their signatures to a new roll,  which was done.  The llrst business transacted was the  -election of officers for the year. There  was only one contest, that for vice-president. The nominess for that office were  John J. Malone and AVilliam A. Macdonald,  K. C. A standing vote was taken, and  the count showed 20 for Malone and 12 for  Macdonald. Fred Starkey was elected  president by acclamation, as, were Chris  Morrison for secretary and Jacob Dover  for treasurer. The election of an executive  committee, to be composed of the four officers elected and five others, was next in  order. Eight ��� nominations were made,  namely, David McBeath, John A. Irving,  Fred Irvine, AA'illiam McNabb, J. E. Annable, AVilliam A. Macdonald, K. C, T. F.  Procter, Frank Fletcher, and D. A:' McFarland. The count of the ballots resulted:  McBeath 2fi, Annable 25, Irvine 24, Macdonald 20, McNabb 17, Irving 16, Procter  14, Fletcher 10, and McFarland 6. Messrs.  McBeath, Annable. Irvine, Macdonald, and  McNabb  were  declared elected.  A     committee,     composed     of     Messrs.  Fletcher,   Houston,   and   Irvine,    was    appointed   to   draft   a   constitution   and   bylaws.  ���    AV. A. Macdonald, K. C, proposed a res  olution that the association place itself  on record as being in favor of conducting  the* next provincial election on party lines,  and that delegates to the Revelstoke convention be instructed to vote ln accordance  therewith. On suggestion of John Houston,  the tall end of the resolution wa.s struck  out, and tlie resolution thus curtailed was  passed   unanimously.  The following resolutions were then offered by John Houston:  Whereas, an organization named "The  Llberal-Consorvativo Union of British Columbia" has called a convention to be held  at Revelstoko on tho 12th and 13th Instants,  without stating tho purpose for which the  convention Is called, and  Whereas, we believe that said convention  will bo used to frame a platform of principles and select tho party loader for the  next provincial election; and  Whereas, the method of selecting delegates to the convention Is such as to give  the populous cities of 1I10 coast a number  of delegates out of all proportion to their  representation in the present or the next  legislative assembly.  Therefore be it resolved, that we do not  deem it either wise or fair to the Conservatives of this section of Kootenay to select delegates to attend the said Revelstoke cons'ention or to attend any other  convention until all sections of the province  are accorded representation on a fair and  equitable basis so that the pronouncements  of such convention would be accepted as  made by and in the interests of the mon  who are expected to do the voting on  election day.  In supporting the resolutions, Mr. Houston said his only object was to call attention to the unfair basis of representation in the convention accorded different  sections of the province. The convention  wns called, so it is rumored, to elect a  leader for the party and to frame a platform of principles on which to conduct  the next provincial election. If such is the  work cut out for the convention, the unfairness of representation In the convention  is most manifest. The new redistribution  of seats gives Kootenay nine members in  the provincial legislature, the sanie. number allotted  to  the  cities  of Alctoria and  A'ancouver combined, therefore Kootenay  should have the same representation in the  convention us Victoria and Vancouver  combined; but it would not have any such  fair treatment on the busls of representation on which delegates were to be elected  to tho Revelstoke convention. Delegates  to that convention would be elected from  Vuncouver and Victoria on the basis of the  names on the roll or the local Liberal-  Conservative Associations. Tho association  at Vancouver is reported as having over  1100 names on the roll, which would entitle A'ancouver to have over 70 delegates  In the convention, three times the number  to which the whole of Kootenay would be  entitled.  Continuing Mr. Houston said, the only  way the interior can gain the political  power to which her people are entitled Is  for her people to light for their rights at  every stage, for the coast politicians have  long had all four feet In the political  trough, and they would not willingly remove  them.  The first, to oppose the resolutions was  a Mr. Gordon.  The next speaker was AA'illiam A. Macdonald, K. C. He was also opposed to  the resolutions. He had attended the Liberal-Conservative convention In 1S98, and  had found all the coast politicians amiable  and willing to concede the interior anything within reason. He had introduced  a resolution at that convention pledging  the party to work to secure an Increase  in the duty on load and lead products,  and the resolution was passed without a  dissenting voice. As there were several  present whom he had never before seen at  a Conservative meeting in Nelson, he wanted these new converts to the grand old  party to stand by the traditions of the  party, and always vote in accordance with  the wishes of its leaders.  Frank Fletcher followed, and also spoke  in opposition  to  tho resolutions.  A standing vote was taken, and resulted  in a tie, 15 to 15. President Starkey declared that another vote should be taken,  as the secretary had not voted. This resulted in 16 to 15 against the resolutions.  and.it was then decided that delegates be  sent to the convention.  Those ,who voted for "the tramway by-  .law no doubt were actuated by the best of  motives, but the by-law-.was defeated,; and  the result has" been.jusl��twhat-'-would have  occurred had the by-law been.carried, that  is, the street cars have stopped running.  But there is a difference in another way,  that is, the city is now perfectly, free to  take up the question of operating the street  cars as a public utility. The tramway company has forfeited Its franchise, and it is  willing to sell' its t tracic and. other equipment.  It is. true, there is-an element, or a faction, in Nelson utterly opposed to municipal  ownership of any utility, but the wishes of  this element, which is a minority element,  should not be allowed to prevail. It is  the duty of the city council to take the  matter up promptly and dispose of it in  accordance with the wishes .of the people.  It is said the tramway company can sell  the cars at a fair price, and as they are  not suited to operate a street car system  In Nelson to the best advantage, nothing  would be gained by their purchase by the  city, even if they could be purchasel at a  low figure. They could be replaced by  smaller cars, which would not be so expensive to operate.  The question of power is one that con-  ifronts=the-cityr"aild"it=isione=that=the=city=  must dispose of. The AA'est Kootenay  Power & Light Company, for reasons best  known to the law department of the provincial government, appears to be able to  acquire title to all the land along both  banks of Kootenay river at points suitable  for sites for power stations. This may be  in the public interest, but it would not be  tolerated .In any other province in the Dominion ol Canada.  If Nelson with its largo expenditures on  water and light systems, has no rights that  are to be respected, It Is time the people  knew it, so that the blume can be placed  where It belongs.  A special meeting of the city council was  held yesterday to inquire into the affairs  of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society, which is applying to the city for a  grant of money. There were present:  Mayor Fletcher, and aldermen Selous,  Irving,  Morrison,  and Hamilton.  Hospital directors Byers, Swannell, Lay,  Dover, Quinlan, and Johnstone.  Doctors Hall, Hawkey, and McLennan.  In opening the session mayor Fletcher  stated the meeting was called to investigate the present condition of the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital Society.     7'  Alderman Hamilton���As the mayor is also  president of the hospital board and mayor  of the city I move that while investigating  this matter that alderman Selous take the  chair.  Mayor Fletcher���Quite satisfactory to me.'  City Clerk Strachan���Unless you go into  committee of the whole you cannot leave  the chair.  Alderman Hamilton���This is really-a committee meeting.  City Clerk���A special meeting of the  council. Of course, the council can resolve  itself into committee.  Alderman    Morrison���The    meeting    was  called for such an unreasonable hour, and  as we have not got a full meeting of the  council,  I move that we adjourn  to some  other time.  Alderman Irving���I second the motion.  Mayor Fletcher���As-we are here now we-  might as well hear- what the hospital directors have to say. If we find itOis lengthy  we  can  have   the  meeting  adjourned.    If  not through by 12 o'clock we can adjourn  the meeting.    It is inconvenient for  some  of   the   members   to   be   present   at   some  hours and others at other hours.  Alderman Morrison-r-The last meeting  was called for Saturday afternoon when  most of us were busy, and now this one  has been called for eleven o'clock. I was  not consulted as to the time.  . Mayor Fletcher���Well, ^we are here now,  and" there are a lot of other gentlemen  present. If a probability of its going to .devolve into a long meeting wo can adjourn  at 1 o'clock. Let us hear what the directors have, to say.  Alderman Irving���I would like to see  alderman Scanlan and Drew here.  Alderman Hamilton���I would like to hear  :the Hospital side of ifahd if an adjournment is taken, adjourn the meeting 10 a  certain time, and then have the others  notified to be here, that is Scanlan and  Drew. They can be advised what time the  adjourned meeting takes place and can  arrange to-be here.  Mayor Fletcher ��� Both _ (Scanlan and  Drew): are. directors on .r.he.hospita^ board,  and supposed to be here representing the  council on the hospital board.  Alderman Irving���Representing the council? 7 ���������!>���  Mayor  Fletcher���Yes.   -  Alderman Irving���Who is holding this investigation?  Mayor Fletcher���You four there. I. am  simply as mayor, presiding at the proceedings.  Alderman Irving���I did not come prepared'  to ask questions. Merely give *us a statement of the directors, if we have that we  can then take it up.  Mayor   Fletcher���There   may   be   nothing  to   investigate.   A Veil,   what   do ������you . wish  done?   Do, you wish to-go on with tlie investigation of the matter before the board?  Alderman Irving���I  move we adjourn  to  next AVednesday afternoon, if satisfactory.  Alderman Selous���There are a good many  gentlemen  here  actually   at  inconvenience  to   themselves.     Let   us   hear   what   they  have to say.    Personally  I  have been  here  since  11  o'clock,  and   a   good   many  other  gentlemen too.  Mayor   Fletcher���I   don't   see   much    use  LABOR   DAY   AT  SLOCAN.  Labor Day was duly observed in all  the towns in Kootenay, but Slocan City  was the only place at which there Avas  any elaborate attempts at celebrating-  The people of the town, subscribed  money for sports, and they succeeded in  bringing about 1,000 people Irom other  places. Rossland sent the largest delegation, Nelson coming next, the two  delegations aggregatlngv 050 people.  Silverton, Sandon and New Denver also  sent good crowds. The main features  were a drilling contest for boys and a  baseball game between Rossland and  Northport. The flrst prize in the drilling contest was won by H. Yorke and  J. Terry. They got doAvn a 9 1-2  inches in 10 minutes. The second team  (E. Lavell and Joe Terry) got the hole  down 9 inches, and did very neiat work.  W. Foley and P. Lavell came third with  an 8-inch hole. The score in the ball  game was 5 to 4 in favor of Northport.  Kirby Douglas, of Nelson, won the 100-  yard foot race, and Rabe, of Rossland,  came in first in the 220-yard race.  Speeches were made by James Wilks,  of Nelson, and Smith Curtis, M.P.P., of  Rossland.  The Canadian Pacific handled the  croAvds satisfactorily, considering the  rolling stock available, and the company's employees did everything possible to make the excursion a pleasant  one to all who went on it. The Nelson  people speak highly of the way they  were used by the Slocan people, and  many of thein. who visited Slocan for  the first time speak of it as an ideal  location for a town,  *acOl!nTi-nlng"nW  and  if  we  find   it   is  going   to   be  lengthy  then adjourn.   These ntl.br gentlemon have  come      here      at      their      own      personal  inconvenience.  Aldcrmun Hamilton���Belter hear their  side of it. As far as I can recollect there  has been no statement of the hospital  affairs published during tlie last hospital  year, aud I am considerably at sua in  regard to what their actual position is.  That is, I think, one of tho reasons flu-  council in Justice to the citizens should  Investigate and see what they (ire doing  and have 11 complete statement of the  hospital  affairs published.  Mayor Fletcher���The .secretary might  hand us a statement of the hospital, and  you can go on with that.  Alderman Irving���I am satisfied with n  statement.  Mayor Fletcher���Mr. Johnstone, will you  give us a statement?  Mr. Johnstone���1 do not know what kind  of a statement they want. ' I think It is  conceded that the city Is under obligation  to the hospital to give It an annual grant,  and in consideration of that it lias couced-  or them two members on the board. Those  two members ol* the council are put on the  board to keep the council Informed what  the board are doing. The hospital have  two classes of patients to ileal with; those  who pay, and those who don't. AVo aro  treating them (the charity patients) at a  loss, and unless we get a considerable  grant from the council, we can't treat  charity patients. At the last meeting it  wus shown that it cost us $1.75 per day per  patient. The amount available from the  government up to GOO (patients) i.s on a basis of $1.00 per day. Above that, up to 750, a  sliding scale of 7.r> cents, and then down to  55 cents. If it costs us $1.75 per day to  charity patients, and ihe government  only grant us a dollar per capita, where  are we going to get the difference? 1  don't think the city of Kelson can expect  ��� hoard to treat their indigent sick free.  1 think it fair for the council to stand  their share. It is .simply a question if  the government ami Ihe city don't come  up with their share that w<; will have to refuse those patients.  Mayor Fletcher���Uo you wish fo ask Mr.  Johnstone any questions?  Allderman Selous���As far as the hospital  and the city are concerned I think the hospital   should   furnish   the   council   with   a  statement of how many city indigent sick  have been treated. I think if *the city sends  charitable    patients  to  the    hospital,    the  patients  should  be   paid  for   by   the' city.  That Is simply and practically a matter of  business.    The  council   of  the   city   sends  patients  to  the  hospital,   and   the  council  should   pay.    The   hospital   Is   largely   an  institution drawing its funds from charitable  people.    The  council  recognizes  that  and they are going to grant them not only  for  patients .they  send   but  for   the   hospital   generealiy.    But   certainly   1   shoidd  like to hear some account of the business  relations between the city and the hospital  the number of.patients and their treatment.  Mr.   Johnstone���At   the   last   meeting   I  gave-a statement.    Practically all the patients  are  admitted   on  the  order  of  the  mayor.    Seventeen   ifundred   and   eighteen  days treatment were charged down for the  last  six  months.    Practically   all   the patients were axTmitted'on  the order of the  mayor.    The   city   is   properly   chargeable  with   them.    I  ask   that   the   hospital   be  supported by the city.    The private donations do not amount to anything.  Alderman Hamilton���I quite agree with  what Mr. Johnstone has said. I know he  gave us a statement of their pecuniary  affairs. I think in duty bound to the citizens as-a whole, the council should know  the amounts received from all sources;  amounts received from paying patients,  and the amounts due from paying patients;  a complete statement of the affairs of��� the  hospital should be laid before the council.  Then we will have something to go on.  Here we get a statement verbatim that  certain amounts are due the hospital, and  after treating a. certain number of paying  patients are losing money on contract  patients. That is something we never  heard of in the,past. Give us a statement,  a complete statement of the affairs of the  hospital. 'Something for us to go on. I  think the directors of the hospital should  furnish  us  this statement.  Mr. Johnstone���The board will furnish  any statement the council ask, if the council will furnish the board with a blank  statement form, like the government does,  showing what .information they want. - Unless we know what the council want it is  impossible for the board to prepare a statement. If the council will simply state  what they want il can be prepared in a  very  short  time.  Mr. Lay���It is the custom of the hospital  to publish their statement annually.. That  was done last year in the papers. If the  city would like another statement now we  will havo the same prepared. 1 think alderman Hamilton has made a mistake in  saying that no statement was published.  ' Alderman Hamilton���1'have no recollection of any statement of the hospital being  published for the last hospital year. J  may be mistaken. 1 have the statement  published for the year before. I looked up  the papers covering that. It gives the receipts of tho hospital showing puying patients, receipts from the C. P. R. men,  government grant, cityt- grant, also public  donations. It also shows disbursements,  cost of operating, furnishing, etc.  Mr. Johnstone���What date will that be?  Alderman Hamilton���The paper is dated  March 13th, 1901.  Mr. Johnstone���A similar statement wus  published tills year.  Alderman Hamilton��� I have no recollection of seeing it. . ���  Mr, Johnstone���Jlr. Swannell was the secretary on both occasions. He might have  furnished the statement to the papers and  they have not published it.  Alderman     Hamilton���Last     year     Mr.  SwanneJl furnished us witn a statement of  the hospital affairs giving us those particulars.  Mr. Johnstone���The hospital year ends In  ^Marclir'M'if^SwaTviW*!^!^^^^  ment up to then.  Alderman Hamilton���If we had that  statement to compare with the statements  for previous years, we coulil see what the  hospital is doing.  Mr. Johnstone���1 can get you that statement In five minutes.  Alayor Fletcher���It was published In the  papers with the report of the directors,  exactly the same as last year.  A Merman Irving���According to your report, Air. Johnstone, you are going behind  on   your  paying  patients?  Mr. Johnstone.���We would not if we could  collect.  Alderman Irving���If you have a certain  amount outstanding do you write It oil* as  bad debts, or do you count it In tis assets?  Air.  Johnstone���Generally  write It off.  Alderman Hamilton���Who I.s responsible  for tire- collection of paying patients?  Air. Johnstone���No one can he. We don't  know how long a patient Is going to .be in  the hospital. The case might last a good  deal longer than expected. There are two  cases in the hospital now that have been  In six months, and there are not many  persons in this town able to pay for that  length ot time. They pay as long as their  money lasts. We can't . then turn them  out in the streets. AVe have two paying  patients in the hospital under those conditions, and have had them for five months.  Alderman Selous���Would not the best  way be to transfer them into the charity  wards and have the government pay for  them.  Air. Johnstone���The goernment grant has  been a lump sum. There is practically very  little difference between pay and charity  patients. The food and attendance i.s just  the same.  Alayor Fletcher���A full report, Mr. Swannell. of the hospital was published iu  March,  1002?  Air. Swannell���Yes. Reports have been  published for the last three or four years.  I  have copies nf most of them.  Alderman Morrison���I would like a financial statement of tho hospital up to the  end of August, to be submitted to the council, showing in detail the number of patients treated, and tho number of charge  patients, and a full statement of the affairs  of the hospital.  Alderman Hamilton���I second that motion.  Alderman   Morrison���If  a   full   investiga  tion is made in this way, we will know  where to start at, and can make the Investigation  Intelligently.  Alderman Hamilton���You mean all arrears due the hospital?  Alderman Morrison���Yes, as they stand  today.  Alderman Hamilton���I second that motion.  Alayor Fletcher���You heard the motion  by alderman Morrison and seconded by alderman Hamilton. All in favor signify by  saying "Aye."    Motion carried.  Alderman Irving���It seems not a matter  of much consequence in. regard to disbursements, but a matter of running the hospital. As far as I. can���: learn the directors  want to run ther, hospital a certain way  and the doctors another. There they clash.  That Is what is the cause, not a matter of  handling the finances. "   ,  Alderman Hamilton���If we have that  statement we can go Into other matters as  well. I have every respect for the directors  on the board, but the hospital is not in as  good standing 'with, the majority of the  'people as it was a�� year ago, and that is  one reason why I should like to see this  matter .brought up, and I think it will bo  to the benefit of the directors that the  matter should be brought-up and investigated. I have heard 7 a -great deal said  against;;the management of the hospital;  that the directors are not really running  the hospital; that Dr. LaBau is the directors. I am not going behind the doctors'faces at ali, but am making tho  statement I have heard. I say it here before their faces. It is current in the town  thatcthey never made any kick about contract patients as long as Dr. LaBau had  the contract. Immediately he was not In  it there was a kick that the,contract patients were not paying. There arc a good  many things in collection with this hospital matter that need inquiring into, and  1 think it better to have a thorough investigation of the whole affair. As far as  1 know the hospital was running and  doing good work here up to 1901, and beyond that. .AVe'knew that the hospital waa ''  running Iiere, but heard very little about  it. People had a great deal of confidence  in il, but I regret to say they have not the  same confidence now.  Alderman Selous���If we are here to investigate let us investigate. It seems to mo  that alderman Hamilton has the nucleus  of a tangible thing to investigate. Let us  take up that.  Mayor Fletcher���Alderman Hamilton 1ms  made some sharges. Let us hear what tho ,  directors have to say.  Alderman  Hamilton���I  am .simply   making, a statement of .what I hear I* the our-   '  rent talk of the town.    1 make it here be-   *  fore the directors and the aldermen.  Mr. Johnstone���I don't think you should  ask us to investigate the tittle-tattle around  town. If alderman Hamilton will mako  some specific statement, sSme substantial  sjatement, then let those who make tho  ' statement come forward and back tho  charge up, and bg. responsible for it. That  is the manly way and the business way.  It is simply childish to listen to town talk.  Alderman Hamilton���AVhat I want to get  ���at is, If we get this statement up to-  August 31st, w-e can see how the hospital  is doing. If the hospital is going behind  there is some reason for it. The hospital  was not going behind before that. *I ask ,  Air. Swannell if my statement Is not correct.  Air.   Swannell���The   hospital   was   doing     1  well  before.  Air. Johnstone���The hospital had a liability of *J_,100.  Alderman Hamilton���Not according to  the statement of Mr. Swannell; $2,000 was  the liability.  Mr. Swannell���A liability of $1,000 was  ^TOt=iiTCiudcd=Tli^rorai7iiaT5i11ty"wa"s~$3"ioo.  The new board, gutting the fresh incomo  in each year, has to pay the previous  February's bills.  Alayor Fletcher���Practically speaking Mr.  Johnstone's statement is correct.  Mr. Swannell���$:J,]00 at the end of last  year.  Alderman Irving���Would not the financial  statement show  lt up right or wrong?  Air. Byers���It Is true that $a,100 liability  was handed over to the new board. Tho  bills for the months of January and February were not paid.  Alderman Selous���Do you expect the hospital can do it without the grant?  Mr. Swannell���The board did it last year,  and paid *2,Si)0 debts.  Mr. Lay���That is not a fair comparison.  Air. .Swannell���I eliminate the building  from the operations altogether. They had  to pay fur it out of the grant. The previous board was earning money on tho  operation of the Institution nnd paying for  the building out of earnings.  Air Uyers-Along In *!J7, '98 ahd '99 tho  hospital was lull all the time; railroads  were building and so on.     . 7  Mr. Swannell���There were more patients  treated in 1901 than in 1900, but the per  capita cost of handling them was something like 20 per cent, increase per day.  Air. Ityers���Will you make up a statement showing that?  Air. Swannell���1 did to the board Inst  year.  Alderman Selous���Tho secretary of, tho  hospital's report for last year would show  if a loss had been made on contract patients. Wo can have the figures before us.  The secretary showed no loss on contract  patients. It* there i.s a loss now bn tho  contract patients, change the terms of tho  contract If possible. I would like to know,  what the director's views are on that subject, and bow the loss occurred . That is  a point the public would like to be enlightened on.  Air. Johnstone���As I understand the circumstances, these contracts originally wero  a fiat rate of $12 per head.  Air. Swannell���ln fact we did not havo  contract patients until this arrangement  was made.  Air. Johnstone���We had a flat rate made,  and then a sliding scale, and this sliding  scale was adopted about three years ago.  A'ou   made   11   per  capita  cost   per   patient  (Continued on  Fourth Page.' 2  The Nelson Tribune  of Montreal  Established 1S17.   Incorporated by Act of Rti liamout.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST .    -���      8,000,000 00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS      165,856.00  HEAD  OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona aud Mount Royal, G/0. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, %^$t!<��?  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  6:00 a. m.  Doily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, "Marysville. fort  Steele, Klko, Femio. Michel,  I'lairmorc, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and  all EaBtcrn points. ���  LEAVE  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  0:40 p. m.  Daily  6:10 p. m,  Daily  ARKIVE  5:00 p. in.  Daily,  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  KAILWAY  Itobson, Trail and Rossland,  (DaUy except Sunday)  Robson, Rosalind, Cascade,  Grand Forks. 1-luenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  liob.ion, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoke, and all points east  and west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland  ARRIVE  H0-35a.ni.  0:33 p.m.  0-35 p.m.  Dally  9:35 p.m.  Dafly  I��AVE  9:15 a_n.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily excopt Sunday)  ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  LEAVE  _ p. m.  _ p. in.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ains wor th  Kaslo and all Way Landings,  (Daily excopt Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lako Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. ��nd Fri.)  From Liirdo and Trout Lake  (On Tue. Tlnir. and Sat)  ARRIVE  11:00  a.m.  11 a.m.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  7:15 ajn  Mount'in  8:05 a. m.;  Doily.  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Eric, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, ColviUei  and Spokane.  Making through connections  at Spokane to liv    juth,  east and wt ���'..  ARRIVE  Mount'in  7:13 p.m.  Depot.  .8 p. m.  DaUy  LEAVE  Nelson  6-00 a.m.  ICaslo  S:ri5 p.m.  Daily  ���KOOTENAY' LAKE  -      STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Kaalo  8:10 a. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. m.  DaUy  LEAVE  Daily  t>:00 a. m  1:00 p. m.  KASLO & SLnCAN  Railway   Kas'o     Saudon   ARRIVE  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a m.  of the failure of sawmill owners to  mako expenses when operating their  plants. The 2 per cent tax on the value  of ore at the mine is in lieu of all other  taxation. No producing mine pays  taxes on personal property or on real  estate or on improvements- If a mine  is not shipping ore, it is not paying  taxes. This is an exemption that owners of other kinds of property would he  pleased to have extended them. The  men who howl the loudest for the repeal  of the, 2 per cent tax-are men who pay  no taxes of any kind. If the people of  the mining sections of the province  would only follow the example set by  the mining committee of the present  legislative assembly there would be no  changes in the mining laws of the  province during the present century;  hut the trouble is that the people and  some of the newspapers in one breath  howl for a repeal of the 2 per cent tax  and in the next breath yell themselves  hoarse in opposition to making changes  in the mining laws. As a matter of fact,  there have been no changes in the mining laws for two years; but the men  who have prevented the introduction of  amendments to the several acts that  affect the metalliferous mining industry  are berated and lambasted by newspapers and individuals niuh the same  as if they had been endeavoring to  make changes in the mining laws aa  often as they are required to change  their socks.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  .   Founded  ln 1SD2.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  Editorial and Business Office  Room 9, Madden" Block.  The Nelson Tribune ia served by carrier  to subscribers in Nolson or sent by mail  to any address in Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, 51.50. No subscription taken for less than a year. -  SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER G,  1002.  According to a construction placed on  the Provincial Elections Act, the pro-  ^>van_ial~voters=lists^bave=all--been^can-  celled. If this construction holds good,  and it will hold good unless the courts  < decide otherwise, no time should be lost  by those qualified to vote, in making  new applications. Forms can be had at  the offices of mining recorders. Applications must be subscribed and sworn to  before some one qualified to take oaths.  Under no circumstances should aDDli-  cants sign forms presented them by  men who are not qualified to take declarations under the Provincial Elections  Act, as such applications will bo reject-  .   the collector of voters.  The Liberal-Conservative convention  at:Revelstoke next week cannot well'  result in benefit to the party, for rep-.  resentation in it is not on a fair basis.  The coast cities will have undue representation, and as their politicians are  5 intensely narrow and selfish, continually  scheming for advancing their respective  towns as against the province, and acr  tion the convention may take will probably be undone before a provincial  election is won.  The 2 per cent tax, which is levied  on the value of ore at the mine, and not  on the gross value of the ore, is considered an unfair impost, and those who  ask for its repeal claim that the only  fair method of taxing mines is to fix a  rate on the net proceeds, that is, that  the mining, transportation, treating and  operating expenses be first deducted  from the value of the ore. Were this system of taxation made to include all business ventures, it would be fair, but no  one' industry should be singled out for  special favors- Mining is not the only  industry that, at times, results in failure. Printing offices have been operated  in. British Columbia at considerable loss  to the men who furnished the capital;  yet, although printing is an Industry  that gives employment at good wages to  a considerable number of people, no one  is ever heard asking that it be given  special privileges in the way of exemption from taxes because the expenditures are often much larger than the  receipts. Another industry is lumbering. It is an industry that gives employment to many men in different sections of the province, and it is an industry that has not always paid dividends, 'ft pays taxes, however; and  timber dues are never remitted because  The attempts that have been made  and are yet being made to belittle the  efforts that pur representatives in parliament are making to bring about an  increase in the duties on lead and lead  products are discreditable. The member  for Yale-Kootenay in the Dominion  house has worked zealously to effect  such a result, but his efforts have been  frequently handicapped by men in Nelson envious of the position he occupies.  Every, member, from Kootenay in the  Provincial house is on record on the  question. The Tribune was for several  years the only newspaper .in the province that stood straight on that issue,  and never at any time has it wandered  off on side issues, such as bonuses for  "smel terj-r^aiftT"?efiifer igs="and=f ecijpidM r  tariff arrangements with the United  States. It always contended that lead  and its products should be treated on  the same basis as other Canadian products and manufactures. Equal treatment cannot well be unfair, and all our  producers of lead ask for is the same  treatment as is accorded the producers  of wheat and pork and fruit in other  portions of Canada.  tive assembly, but in political conventions that frame platforms on which  candidates must go before the people  for election to the legislative assembly.  The Redistribution Act passed at the  last session of the legislative assembly,  did away with many of the inequalities  in representation that have existed for  years in this province, and it is now  the duty of the people who made the  fight for fair representation in the legislative assembly to fight for fair representation in party conventions. The  political party that is unwilling to be  fairly represented in its conventions is  likely to be unwilling to treat all parts  of the province fairly in the legislative  assembly, should it be in a position to  control legislation. Kootenay and Yale  and Lillooet and Cariboo, with almost  identical interests, will have 18 members in the next legislative assembly.  The districts from which these 18 members will be elected -.nould have the  same representation in party conventions as the districts of other sections  of the province electing a like number  of members- This is fair play and it is  right, and the men in Kootenay who  are opposing it are not to be trusted.  Complaint has and is being made  that foremen on road and trail work in  Nelson riding employ aliens, to the  exclusion of resident citizens. This  practice should be stopped. Residents  should in all cases be given the preference, but should not be kept at work  if found to be unable or unwilling to  earn the wages paid, which in all cases,  in Nelson riding, is the rate prevailing  in the neighborhood in which the work  is done-  The  ��� question   of   rapid    transit   of  mails is one that has been discussed in  Kootenay since the earliest days, and it  is one that is likely to be discussed as  long as people  live in Kootenay.  For  some unexplained reason, the postoffice  department cannot be made understand  that Kootenay is in any respect unlike  the old settled' sections of Ontario and  Quebec  and  Nova    Scotia.    Its  heads,  cannot  be made  understand  that the  mail route of yesterday is not at all suitable for the mail route of today. Two  .things alone are considered in the dispatch of mails; one is the cost of railway or steamboat transportation, and  the other,the cost of carrying the mails  between railway depots and steamboat  docks' and the  postoffices.    Often this  latter cost is more than the cost of running the postoffice- At places like Nelson and Rossland the cost of carrying  mails to, and from the    postoffices to  railway depots and steamboat landings  is no small.item, and no matter what  the. recommendations of the postoffice  inspectors   may   be,   the  recommendations are invariably (turned down if a  change of mail routing necessitates an  increase in the  cost of either    transportation or . delivery.    There are five  inward  and  six  outward deliveries  at  the   Nelson   postoffice!  on   week   days,  and the cost of making these deliveries  aggregates a large sum annually.   It is  this cost that prevents changes being  made in routing   mails as the   public  necessities require.    The difficulties at  present existing can best be remedied  by the government adopting the system  in Nelson and Rossland that is in use  by both the Dominion and Great Northern Express companies, that is, by put-  .ting^on^a_.go.v_ernment__deliy_ery__wagpn!i  This systeij is in use in all the larser  cities,  and  its adoption    here and  at  Rossland would go a long way towards  remedying  existing shortcomings.  One of the issues that the people of  British Columbia are interested in is an  adjustment of the protective duties on  lead and lead products, so that tho mine  owners of Kootenay will be placed on  the same footing as the producers of  raw material in other sections of Canada, Another issue is the fostering of  an industry that is interwoven to a  great extent with every other industry  in the province. The 150,000 and odd  people of the province consume more of  the products of the farm and the orchard than they produce. This should  be changed, and if a comprehensive  system of irrigation was carried out by  the province, it would not be long before the district of Yale alone would  produce breadstuffs ia such quantities  that importations from the United  States would cease altogether. Millions  in bonuses are voted to aid the construction of railways that when built  have little or nothing to haul. If these  millions were spent in purchasing the  land holdings of some of the cattle  barons of Yale district and afterwards  making them fit for small farms and  orchards by a system of irrigation, railroads would be built without bonuses  and have something to haul after they  wero built.  Men who are ambitious to lead political parties should welcome, and not  repel, the assistance of the rank and  file on all occasions. There are men in  all parties whose .only use for the rank  and file is on election day.  contended that the subject of extra-  lateral rights had been discussed tor  years, and it had been fruitful of litigation. He had hard of experts who  had been unable to determine the true  apexes of ledges. The presnt location  area is GOO by 1,500 feet, and the proposed amendment provided for a location of  1,500 by 1,500 feet.  Mr. Neill, of Utah, -.aid that at present a locator ,to have, a valid claim,  must have mineral in place. A series of  claims would entirely cover the apex  and a person trying to make a location  below, in direction of the depth, could  not make a valid location on the vein  that apexed in the original claim, and  in its dip entered beneath the surface  of the second claim, for the reason that  the mineral could not be found in  place. He said that if the Kearns bill  was adopted it would require marked  changes in the mining laws relative to  location of claims.  Delegate Joseph, of Utah, was unalterably opposed to the resolution. He  said it gave the prospector 52 1-2 acres  and it did not limit his possession in a  mining camp and would shut out a  great deal Of prospecting. The. evident  purpose o fthe bill, he declared, was to  throttle prospecting and gi veevery-  thing  to the capitalist.  Mr. Dignowity, the author of the resolution said that he could not see where  the proposed law could injure the miner  or locator. They could take up 1,500  feet square and locate a smany claims  as they liked- Under the existing law,  he said, they could escape the work of  the following year and afterward relocate in another name, and nothing was  done to the property. He said the  abuses benefited the lawyers and not  the miners. The present law originated with the millionaires, and he referred to the owners of the Comstock who,  he said, located the apexes and drove  anyone else out.  The quesitno of the apex has been  the bone of contention in the endless  litigation in which the big mines of  Butte have been involved, and is one of  the principal subjects for consideration  by the mining congress.  SIFTON AGAINST TARTE.  According to a special from Ottawa  to the Victoria Times, which is the  personal organ of senator Templeman,  Clifford Sifton, minister of.the interior,  is in accord with J. Israel Tarte, minister of public works, on the tariff  question,. The special to the Times  says: "Siftpn was ��� interviewed re  Tarte's recent speeches on the tariff,  and said that if Tarte favored an increase of the tariff he expressed his  own views and not those of the government or of the Liberal party. He says  any such' increase ��� will meet with the  .strenuous opposition of every Liberal  west of the Great' Lakes. Regarding  Ross', candidature in Yukon, he says  he'will" surely be elected, and adds that  had it not been, for Ross' illness he  would have expected him. to be summoned to the cabinet to represent the  west ,along with himself and Templeman." ���;-���'���'  IF THE CONSERVATIVES WANT POWER  PUT THE MACHINERY IN PROPER HANDS  In commenting on tho visit to British  Columbia of the Borden party of Conservatives, the Free Press of Fernie says:  "Xi. L. Borden, leader of the Conservative  party in the house of commons, has mado  arrangements to visit British Columbia  next week, in company with a number of  silver-tongued orators. Tho Conservative  chieftains will probably bo disappointed  with the party muster, ln British Columbia, tlio corporation counsel, who invariably come to the front to do the talking on  held days, has practically put the grand old  party out of business. In British Columbia  the growth of the party has stopped. The  young men of the province now hesitate  to cast in their lots with It. This is especially so in the mining centers.  "There was a time when the Conservative party united the manufacturers and  wage-earners, lt can now claim but a  remnant of either party in their allegiance  to it. A considerable portion of the manufacturers was won over by the Liberals  in exchange for tariff considerations, and  so far as the wage-earning portion of the  party's following is concerned it has been  alienated by  the  utter  Indifference of the  loaders at Ottawa, and by Ihe open hostility in many cases of tlie self constituted  leaders in local centers.  "if tlie leaders of the Conservative party  in the house of commons arc anxious to  recover the ground the parly has lost iu  British Columbia during the last few  years, and to stop the dry rot which is  gradually consuming it, they must give a  little more attention to the needs of the  province. In the lirst place they must do  something to secure for British Columbia  the same measure of protection upon what  It produces as they have insisted the province shall pay upon wnat it consumes.  This means a duty upon lead and its manufacturers which will secure to the lead  producers of the province the market of  tho Dominion. This is one issue upon  which the Conservative leader would be  able to unite almost the entire people of  the province.  "Having done this steps should be taken  to put the machinery of the party throughout the province in proper hands. AVhat is  wanted is men in the little positions who  will do what they can to advance the interests of the party.   In the past the sole  aim appears lo have boon tho advancement of the individual at the expense of  the party. It is hardly likely that any disinterested member of mo Conservative  party would for tlio moment agree dial tho  party welfare would bo promoted by an  alliance lith the rciniianl uf the family  compact al Victoria, known throughout the  province as "Turneriles." Yet this is just  what some reputed Conservative leaders  are endeavoring lo bring aboul in order  that they may be permitted to remain in  ollice for a little longer lime.  "That some such alliance might bo patched up is very probable. It would most certainly result for a time in giving the province a nominally Conservative-government,  and the party leader might go back cast  and with truth s.iy that ho had swung  British Columbia back into the Conservative column; but the Conservative party  would never get through paying die price  for such folly. To root out Turnerism  the electors of all shades of politics joined  hands. They won't stand for anything that j  savors of its restoration, and Conservatives will do Borden a kindness to tell him  so."  RICH HAVE HARD TIME ENJOYING LIFE  TOO MUCH LIKE WORK, SAYS DOOLEY1  ���t ���_��� ���I* -i- ���I* ���I- A ���_��� ���_��� ���I*  It    Is    worth    something    to    buy your  stationery where the styles are correct.  The Tribune represents the idea that  every section of the province should be  on an equality, not only in the legisla-I linos extended vertically downward. He  THE   CHANGE   WORKED   WELL  HERE.  A congress of mining men is in session at Butte, Montana. One of the  questions up for discusion is a quesitno  that was settled in British Columbia ten  years ago. It is the question of extra-  lateral right, which means that the  owner of a mineral claim has the right  t ofollow all veins that have their apex  within his side lines. Mineral claims  are GOO by 1,500 feet in the United  States, the same as they were in British Columbia before the square location became a law- There is no end of  litigation resulting from disputes over  extra-lateral rights, and an effort is  bein gmade in congress to change the  law so as to make it the same as it is  in British Columbia. The arguments,  for and against, used at Butte are identical with those used in British Columbia when the change was first made,  and they are reproduced below merely  to allow prospectors and mine-owners  a chance to compare the relative advantages of the two systems, now that they  have had ten years' practical experience  wih the square locations:  At Butte, the committee on resolutions recommended the adoption of the  resolution introduced by S. L. Dignowity, of Utah, indorsing the Kearns  bill, providing for the amendment of  section 2322 of tho revised statutes of  the United States to do away with extra  lateral  rights.  Delegate Martin, of South Dakota explained tha tthe idea of the bill was to  change the law of the apex so that a  locaor would own tho surface of the  claim and all within the end and side  "We buy direct from' the maker. No  middleman to work off his dead stock on  us as "the latest thing."  We keep abreast of the times. We know  what's right. Our prices are as right as  our styles.  Prices all the way from, ten cents to a  dollar per box.  Pound packages at ounce prices.  <���?��� A A A A A ��J�� A A A  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd. .  "Hard time th' rich have injyin' life,"  said  Mr.  Dooley.  "I'd thrade with thim," said Mr. Hin-  nessy.  "I wud not," said Mr. Dooley. "'Fis too  much like hard wurruk. If I iver got hold  iv a little mound iv th' money, divvle th'  bit iv hardship wud I inflict on mesilf. I'd  set on a large Turkish sofa an' have danc-  in' girls dancin' an' a mandolin orches-  three playin' to me. I wudden't move a  step .without bein' carrid. I'd go to bed  with th' lark an' get up with th' night  watchman. If annywan suggested physical exercise to me, I'd give him forty dollar sto g'o away. . I'd hire a prize lighter  to do me figlitin' f'r. me, a pedesthreen to  do.me'walkin', a jockey to do me ridln',  an' a colledge pro-lissor to do me thinkin*.  Here I'd -set vJith a naygur fannin' me  with, osterich feathers, lookin' ca'mly out  through me stained glass windies on th'  rollin'; millse, smokin' .no good live cint  seegar an' rejiciiv' to know how bad ye  mus' be feelin' ivry time ye think iv* me  hoorded wealth.  "But htat ain't th' way it comes out,  Plinnissy. Higgins, th' millyionaire, had th'  same idee as me whin he was beginnin'  to breed money with a dollar he< owned  an !a dollar he took'fr'm some wan that  wasn't there at th' time. While he was  hammerin' hoops on a bar'l or dhrivin' pegs  into a shoe, he'd stop wanst in a while to  wipe th' sweat off his brow whin th' boss  wasn't lookin' an' he'd ��� say to Jiimsilf:  'If I iver get it, I'll have a man wheel  me around on a chair. But as his stable  grows an' he herds large dhroves down  to th' bank ivry" week, he changes his  mind, an' whin he's got enough to injye  life, as they say, he finds he's up against  it. His throubles has just begun. I know  in- his heart Higgins' ideel iv luxury is  enough buckwheat "cakes an' a cozy corner  in a .Turkish bath, but he can't injye it.  He mus,' be up an' doin'. An' th' only  things annywan arount* him is up an' doin'  is th' things he used to get paid f'r doin'  whin he was a young man,  "Arly in th' mornin' .Higgins has got  to be out exercisin' a horse to keep th'  horse in good health. Higgins has no business on a horse an' he knows it. He was  built an' idycated f ra cooper an' th' horse  don't fit him. Th' nachral way f'r Higgins  to ride a horse is to set well aft an' hang  onto th'  ears.    But he's tol' that's wrong,  an' he's made to 'set up sthraight an be a  good fellow an meet th' horse half way.  An' if th' horse don't run away with Higgins an' kill him, he's to! it's not a good  horse an' he ought to sell it. An', mind ye,  he pays f'r that, though he can't help ray-  mimberin' th' man nex' dure fr'm im used  to get tin dollars'a week f'r th' same job.  "Whin he was a young man Higgins  knowed a fellow that dhruv four horses  f'r a brewery. They paid him well, but he  hated his job. He used to come in at night  an' wish his parents had made him a cooper, an' Higgins pitied im, knowin' he cud-  den't get out a life insurance policy, an'  his wife was sared to death aii th' time.  Now that Higgins has got th' money,' bo's  took 111' brewery man's job with worse  horses an' him barred fr'm dhrivin' with  more thin wan hand. An' does he got an-  nything f'r it? On th' conth'ry, Hinnissy,  it sets him back a large forchune. An' he  says he's bavin' a good time, an' if th'  brewery man comealong an' felt sorry f'r  him Higgins wuddent exactly know why.  "Higgins has to sail a. yacht, raymimber-  in' how he despised th' Swede sailors that  used to loaf in th' saloon near his houso  durin'. th' winter; he has to run an auty-  mobill, which is th' same thing as dhrivin'  a throlleycar on a windy day without pay;  he has to play golf, which is th' same  thing as bein' a postman without a dacint  uniform; he has to play tennis, which is  another wurrud f'r batih' a carpet; ho has  to race horses, which is th' same thing as  bein' a bookmaker with th' chances again'  ye; he has td go abroad, which is th' same  thing as bein' an immigrant; he has to  set up late, which is th' same thing as  bein' a dhrug clerk; an' he has to play  cards with a man that knows how, whicli  is th' same thing as bein' a sucker.  "He takes his good times hard, Hinnissy.  A rich man at spoort is a kind iv non-union  laborer. He don't get wages f'r it an' he  don't dhrive as well as a milkman, ride  as well as a stable boy, shoot as well as  a polisman, or autymbbill as well as th''  man that runs th' steam roller. It's tough  life. They'se jio rest f'r th' rich an' weary.  We'll be readin' in th' pa-apers wan iv  these days 'Alonzo Higgins, th' runner up  in la' year's champeenship, showed/gr-reat  improvement in this brick layin' tournament at Newport an' won handily with  about tin square feet to spare. He was,  nobly assisted be Regynald Van Stinyvant,  who acted as his hod carryer an' displayed  all the agility which won him so much ap-j  plause arlier in th' year.  " 'Th' Pickaways carried off th' honors!  'in th' sewor-diggin' contest yesterdah, do-J"  featin' th' Spadewells bo live holes to wan.l  Th, shovel wurruk iv Cassidy, th' banker]  was spicially noticeable. Th' colors iv Ih'j  Pickaways was red llanncl undershirts an'|  dark, brown trousers.  " '.Raycrealions iv rich men: J.iwn AVl  Gates an' J. Pierpont Morgan ar-ro to havil  a live days' shiiiglin' contest at Narraganf  sett Pier, George Gold is thrainin' f'r th|  Autumn plumbin' jimlc-mny. Mitehign,  avnoo is tore up fr'm Van Buron sthreel  to th' belt lino in priparation f'r th' con<|  test in sthreet layin" between mimbers i\  th' Assocyation iv More-Thin-Hich Spoortsl  Th' sledge teams is completed, but a fevj  good tampers, an' wathcr men is needed.'  "An' why not, Hinnissy? If 'tis fun tl  wurruk, why not do some rale wurruk? 31  'tis spoort to run an autymobill, why nij  run a locymotive? If dhrivin' a horse il  a cart is a game, why not dhrivo a deliver)  wagon an' carry things around? Sure,  s'pose th' raisoii a rich man can't under]  stand why wages shud go higher is be]  cause th' rich can't sec why annyl-odj  shud be paid f'r unnything so amusin*  wurruk. I bet- ye Higgins is wondhcriiJ  at this moment why lie was paid so muc(  f'r putting rings around abar'l.  "No, sir, what's a rich man's raycra&tiol  is a poor man's wurruk. Th' poor ar-r|  th' only people that know how to injjj  wealth. Moidee iv setting things sthraigll  is to have th' rich who' wurruk becausl  they like it do th' wurruk.fr the p'oi^  who wud rather rest. I'll bo happy Vn  day I see wan iv th' Hankerbilts pusliiil  ye-or little go-cart up th' platform whif  ye set in th' shade of a tree an' cheil  him on his way. I'm sure he'd do it if jl  called it spoort an' told him th' first mat  to th' dump wud be entitled to do it ovil  again against' sthronger men nex' weeif  AVud ye give him a tin cup that ho cud pi!  his name on? AVud ye, Hinnissy? I'm sui|  ye wud."  "Why do they do it?"   asked   Hi*.   Hei<  nessy.  "I dinnaw,"  said  Mr.   Dooley,   "onloss  is that th' wan great object iv ivory manj  life is to got tired enough to sleep.   Ivrj|  thing seems  to. be  some  kind   iv  wurruij  Wurruk is wurruk if yo're  paid  to  do  an' it's  pleasure if ye pay  to be allowed  to  do it."  HOME THE GREAT SCHOOL OF THE WO RED  SET A GOOD EXAMPLE TO THE CHILDREN  Tis a Little More Trouble    .  But will repay you to go to east end of  Baker street, Tremont block, and leave  your orders for suits, etc., with  A, GEE, Merchant Tailor-  He has on hand a large assortment of  choice imported fall and winter goods  that will please you. His reputation  for stylishly cut, well made garments  is fully established and well known.  His Prices Are KeasoDable  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker  of  Pirst-class  Hand-made   Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Postofllce Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  The home is the great school of the  world. By the father and mother the  child's education is really controlled.  A boy may study mathematics with one  teacher, languages with another, history  with a third, and so on Indefinitely. But  education means only the means of developing innate mental power.  Tho father and mother determine the  use to which that power shall be put.  A "famous" man of tho United States  has just publicly proclaimed his views on  education. He is a very rich, successful  and daring man. Ho Is a speculator and  stock gambler. One of those who in our  civilization take tho place of the pirate in  old days.  The man's name Is not mentioned, a.s he  cannot be spoken of kindly. Here are some  of his views:  "I believe in-letting my son see tho world  and know it. If he wants lo play poker, I  play with him, and for high stakes, if he  wants to gamble publicly, I gamble with  him."  Thus calmly and self-approvlngly his  father talks of sharing and encouraging  his  son's  vicious inclinations.  How horrid a picture is brought to the  mind! We see the father and son together  at the gambling table. The older man  callous, indifferent, because even high  stakes are small to one who gambles with  railroads, and because his nerves have no  longer acute sensations to offer.  The son begins his career���the career  that makes one man "famous," as our civilization cails it, and sends 999 men to  prison, to the insane asylum, or the home  for inebriates.  The son "tries to affect his father's indifference. Meanwhile his nerves and brain  and conscience are going through a drill  that will make him as worthless as the  father beside him, or as one of the white-  faced, cold-fingered professional gamblers  who watch the death of character and  virtue as vultures watch the death of a  horse.  This father helps his son on the road to  destruction. He has no virtues, no aspirations, to share with the boy for whose existence he is responsible. He divides with  that boy his accumulations of money and  vice���then proudly says: "I don't want my  boy to be a hypocrite."  It is depressing to study such a picture���  an older man leader of a younger on  the  road to disillusion, coldness, selfishness  and  vice.  But fortunately the other father, the real  father, is more common. That other father,  and tho mother who Inspires and shares  his hopes and ideas, are the hope, the educators, improvers of the world.  When a good man becomes the father of  a child, he is Impressed with his responsibility, and with his insufficient equipment.  Every day he strives to lead a better life  and set a better example Ho is anxious  that his son shall escape his errors and  follies. Ho knows that his child loves him  and will try to do as tho father does.  Thus divine wisdom is most beautifully  revealed. For if it is.true that the father  educates the son, It Is just as true that the  son educates tho father. How many men  change their habits for their children's  sake?  "I would not have my son see me drink.  I would not have my son see me smoke.  I don't care so much for myself, but I  can't ask my child to avoid what he sees  me do."  How many fathers have industriously  added to their own knowledge,  because:  "I want to be able to answer my children's questions as they grow up."  How many careless men are transformed  into industrious, frugal useful fathers btj  cause:  "I want my children to be provided foil  to have a good education, and a reasonabij  start in life."  Men, and women too, mend thoir wa>l  of speaking, avoid all quarrels and scrupif  lously avoid untruth:  "To set a good example to the childrenj  In the rcvalafion of tho moral law whiJ  governs the universe there is nothing mof  impressive than this fact, that the effort  do good to others 'does good llrst of all  ourselvos.   The father seeks to educate a'J  improve his  children.  His love for them educates and improvj  him.  The great  educators  aro  the parents  children. These give to the young mind  first bent.    Their example and  early ptj  ccpts decide  the Influence and  the resuf  of all future teaching.  Happy the child who can look upon (|  memory of a good father and mother.  Happy tho son whose memory of il  father alone suffices to keep him in a gc<J  path. .    -  Happy the daughter whose mothefl  teachings have inclined her mind foro*J  to right paths of thinking.  SPECIALTIES  FOR HINE   TRADE  TARTAN BRAND :%?KZses  Morrison & Caldwell, Grocer]  Open till 10 o'clock, p. m., Saturdays.   Tremont Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meal  Fisli and Poultry in Season  Orders by Mail reneive Careful and  Pionipt Attention  E. C. JltAVKS, M-innger, K.-W- C. lilk., Ncls.l  GELIGNITE T^e ^ronSest ant' Best ExP*0Slve i��l the Marl  Man-fact-red by Ihe HflMII TOM   PAW/HER   fiflMPAN1  GKO. C. TUNSTALL, JR., Manufacturers of  District Mgr., Nelson, b.c.    High Grade Explosiv.8, Sporting, Mining- aqd Blasting Powd The Nelson Tribune  ORE CONCENTRATION BY MEANS OF OIL  MILLIONS FOR KOOTENAY IF A SUCCESS  The concentration of. ore by meaus of  oil is one that mining engineers and  metallurgists are devoting much attention to. IC experiments that are now  being made prove successful practically,  millions will be made in working the  low-grade silver-lead ores of Kootenay.  *Ll. E. T. Haultain, of Nelson, the mining engineer who successfully managed  tho Yellowstone and Arlington mines  and mills, is experimenting in oil concentration. In the last number of the  British Columbia Mining Record his  views on the question are given as follows:  On looking over the weekly list of  United States patents published in the  technical mining press, one cannot but  be struck with the very large number  dealing with the various problems of  ore treatment.  New forms of concentrators are patented at the rate of one a day, and of  lixivation and chemical processes generally there are as many more- Many,  very many, of these are the inventions  of inexperienced,.impractical men, and  bear on their faces evidence of their  uselessness. Not a few of them are  very palpably fakes.  The extraction r of - gold - from - sea-  water processes that we heard so much  of a year or two ago belong to this  order, and a process in some form or  other guaranteed to extract the impossible is continually being exploited  with the gullible public. All mining  men have experienced the man with a  process, and in general he is shunned  and avoided as a nuisance.  But of all the improbable and impossible processes the concentration of  ores by means of oil appears at flrst  glance the worst. That oil, common  everyday oil, should have the power of  selecting and carrying off the valuable  minerals and leaving valueless minerals  severely alone, regardless of specific,  gravity, appears unreasonable- That  heavy mineral oils, the most adhesively  sticky of all the oils, should not stick to  rusty quartz though violently agitated  with it seems absurd, and that at the  same time it should firmly adhere o  smooth,. shiny, slippery galena seems  too absurd for further consideration.  And when' we are told that this is clue  to static .electricity-, and that also these  results are accomplished in the presence  of an excess of water, the fake seems  complete.  So completely against it are its general appearances that although a commercially successful process for the concentration of ores by oil was invented  more than three years ago, and has  be-en, in successful operation for more  than two years, and although these  facts have been prominently before the  notice of the. mining public for a like  period, yet until quite recently it attracted  little or no attenion.  Before, however, discussing he use o!'  the oil process, it would be well to con-'  sider the needs of scuh a process. According to the text books, minerals .are  classified- according to their color and  lustre, hardness, specific gravity, form  of crystallization, chemical composition  and magnetic permeability. In hand  sorting difference in color and lustre is  the guide, but in mechanical separation  and concentration specific gravity, magnetic permeability and difference in  hardness are the only characteristics  of which advantage can be taken. The  two latter can be used only to a very  limited "extent, and practically all mechanical concentration depends on the  variations in the specific gravity of  minerals and by means of jigs, vanners,  tables, buddies and other variously  named appliances the lighter minerals  are separated from the heavier.  Tlie run-of-mine ore consists of the  various minerals in all sizes down to  the infinitely small compactly bound  together, and before any process of concentration can be applied these minerals must be freed by crushing.  i___iIn_^mosL=_co^jnercJal ^concentratins:  ores, most of the par��icres^f"~valuablr  mineral are of an appreciable size, that  is they are larger than grains of sand,  and if the ore could be broken down to  this size and no smaller.then the only  loss in concentration would be thoso  small particles of valuable mineral enclosed in waste material. But in practice it is impossible to crush ore to a  certain size without much of it being  reduced to smaller sizes. We cannot,  crush ore to the size of a walnut without some of it being reduced to impalpable powder, and in. general practice  ore cannot be crushed to pass through  a 30-mosh screen without 25 to 50 pci  cent .of it being lino enough to puss a  100-mesh screen.  In practice wo find it as a general ru!*-  that the smaller the particles dealt with  in any specific gravity machine the  more difficult it is to effect a clean  separation and when we come to par-  icles passing a 100-mesh the difficulty  increases rapidly till we find that with  fine slimes there has been really no satisfactory commercial solution of the  problem.  Thus we find in a concentrating plant  that the losses are two forms, viz., the  small particles of valuable mineral that  are locked up in larger particles of  waste material and the small particles  that are free, but are too small for ordinary specific gravity machines to have  any saving effect on. In good milling  practice these losses amount to from  15 to 25 per cent, and sometimes even  more of the total values in the ore.  Besides this direct loss there is an indirect loss. It is impossible to make a  sharp line o dfemarkation between the  concentrates and tailings, and to prevent too much rechushing and to keep  .the tailings low, considerable waste  material goes into the concentrates, and  on this there is the loss of freight and  smelting charges.  So it occurs that in good milling practice with what are known as good concentrating ores there is a considerable  loss, directly and indirectly, due to the  impossibility o .saving the very fine  particles of valuable mineral-  But they are many ores in which the  valuable mineral is softer or more friable than the accompanying waste minerals, and such ores cannot be crushed  without reducing practically all the  'valuable mineral to so fine a state that  any attempt to mill it would result in  its more or less complte loss.  The antimonial silver ores are particularly friable and dilficult on that  account to mill, and to a large extent  tins is also true of copper pyrites. Any  method therefore that would successfully concentrate fine slimes wiuld not  only very materially increase the saving  in the milling of good concentrating  ores, but would also permit of the successful milling of oi_a, which by the  present methods cannot be commercially treated.  'ihe use of oil promises a most successful solution of the problem.  In September, 1S7S, John Tunbridge,  of Newark, N. .1., was granted U- S.  letters patent for a process of separating precious metals from watery solu-.  tions by adding oil or hydrocarbon  fluid. This is mentioned as being particularly applicable to jeweler's wash  water. Tunbridge passed his water*,  solution through a layer of floating oil,  and seemed to think that the presence  of soapy matter and "suds" in hi.  watery solution was essential to success.  ln August, 1SS6, Carrie J. Everson,  of Chicago, was granted TJ. S. letters  patent for a process of concentrating  ores by means of a compound of oil  and acid. In her specifications sne (if  Carrie J. Everson was a man I beg his  imrdon.   states:  "Tlie discovery which forms the basis  of my invention is that metals and  metallic substances in a comminated  state will unite with compounds of fats  or oils and acids, and that such compounds will not unite with comminated  quartz or other rocky ?gangue." In her  process she mixes her crushed ore in  a dry ^state with her oil and acid compound,'and afterward washes away the  quartz or rocky gangue with water, and  finally burns off her compound from  concentrates. She considered the presence of an acid as essential to her process .  In 1S94 letters patent in England,  Transvaal and other countries -were  granted to George Robson, of Dolgelly,  England, and in January, 1S98, United  States letters patent, for a'process based  simply on the use of oils or fats, without admixtures of alkali or acid.  His most general claim is: "The  method of recovering metals and metallic compounds from finely divided substances, which consists, in thoroughly  and mechanically agitating and mixing  a fatty oil with said substances while  the same are in a moist or plastic state,  ���due to admixture of water therewith,  then drawing off the fatty oil carrying  the metal particles and metallic compounds from said substances, and then  separating the metals and metallic compounds from the oil." His means of agitation were somewhat complex, and his  method of separating .the metals from  rho oil consisted in simply settling bj  gravitation. He seemed to think that  die admixture of a fat and a lighter oil  was essential.  In July, 1'JOO, U. S. letters patent  were granted to Frances E- Elmore, of  Leeds, England, for his apparatus, ana  "m June, 1D0I, for his process. The apparatus patent covers the combination  of agitating drum, water subsiding vessel and centrifugal separator, as will  oe described later on.  In the process patent there are eight  claims differing slightly in detail, the  eighth being a "process for separating  the metallic from the rocky constituents of ore which consists in first mixing pulverized ore with a large quantity of water to maintain the mixture  in a freely flowing conditoin, then adding to this mixture of water and ore a  thick '* oil of the character set forth,  which oil will adhere to the metallic  constituents, but not to the wet rocky  constituents, then subsiding the water  and rocky material and causing the oil  "carrying^UiV^metallic���constituents���to^  float off over the body of water, and  finally separating said oil from said  metallic constituents by centrifugal  action."  in December, 1901, U. S.-letters pate  nt were granted to Alexander S. Elmore for the process of adding an acid  to the ordinary Elmore process.  The processes of both Tunbridge and  Everson would certainly separate sulphides from silicates, but Tunbridge's  apparatus was too crude and Everson's  process was too expensive, chiefly on account of the loss of the oil, which was  burnt ot'f the resulting concentrates.  To Hobson belongs.tho credit of first  showing that plain oils had this important selective action, but his process  failed apparently because he used a  light, thin oil, and also for want of a  satisfactory means of separating the oil  from the concentrates. The loss of oil  in his process is reported as being excessive."  Elmore's process consisted of a combination of devices in themselves well  known and effective.  The main points of difference between  his process and those ol previous inventors being the use of a thick oil, simple  apparatus, and the final separation ol  the oil from the concentrates by means  of centrifugal machines.  oT Elmore is due the credit of simplifying tlie apparatus and reducing the  oil loss, thus making the process commercially  practicable.  In his process the pulp of ore and  water and a cheap petroleum residium  are introduced into a drum revolving  on its horizontal axis- This drum contains a belical pathway in which are  baflle boards, and as the mixture travels  this pathway it is continually agitated  by means of these baflle boards. Out  of the end of this drum the mixture  passes to an ordinary spitzkasten or  settling box, where the oil containing  the concentrates floats and is drawn off  at tho top, and the rocky gangue and <  water are drawn off at the bottom. In  practice it is found advisable to subject the pulp a second and third time  to this process, there being three revolving drums, one below the other.  The oil drawn off from the top of the  spitzkastens goes first to a centrifugal  machine, where most of the oil is freed  from the concentrates, and is ready for  use again in the drums. The remaining oil and concentrates pass to a second  centrifugal machine, where a final  treatment reduces the oil present in the  concentrates to something like 1 per  cent of the weight of the concentrates.  The-se processes are continuous and  nearly automatic.  These patents of Elmore are controlled by the Ore Concentration Syndicate,  Ltd-, of London, England, who have  lately floated a subsidiary company to  take over the Canadian patents. Prom  a pamphlet by the present company and  from a paper read before the Institute  of Mining and Metallurgy by Charles  M. Rolker, we learn that the process  has been in successful use on a com- .  mercial scale in Wales. Early in 1900 I  a plant capable of treating 5 Otons a  week was installed at the Glasdir copper mines, in Wales, and in treating  706 tons of ore an efficiency of extraction of 80.9 per cent was achieved. The  ratio of concentration was 8.3 to 1 and  the concentrates assayed 10 per cent in  copper. This plant was subsequently  enlarged, and has been in successful  operation for a considerable time. Previous to these experiments over 52,000  tons of similar ore from the same mine  had been treated by the ordinary method  of concentration with an extraction of  only 14.5 per cent. The company has  been continually experimenting with  small lots of ore from different parts of  the world and publisn results showing  a high extraction efficiency, with a  great variety of ores. Some of these  results ran up a shigh as 97 and 9S per  cent, and most of them are well over  SO per cent, but they were made on a  comparatively small scale, and the  results are somewhat higher than what  might be expected in regular work- But  the results show that certain oils will  adhere to practically all wetted sulphides,     arsenides   and   tellurides,   but  efficiency in the milling of the Slocau  ores-  A substantial increase in the prices  of copper, lead and silver is very doubtful, but the oil process gives healthy  promise of giving a greater net commercial value to our ores than any  probable increase in the prices of  metals.  HOME RULE AND CIVIC OWNERSHIP ARE  LIVE ISSUES IN MUNICIPAL POLITICS  GOAT RIVER LOCAL AND MINING  NEWS.  CRESTON, Sept. 4���(Special Correspondence.)��� Prospectors who have  returned from Shaw creek, between  Cultus and Summit creeks, report that  Sloan & Young have a bonanza in the  Lost Mine, recently discovered. They  say the ore body is all the way from 60  to 90 feet wide, with an enormous amount of solid ore in sight. The mode of  occurrence is similar to Rossland,  shearzone and the formation granite.  Much interest attaches to this section of  country at present. In he course of a  few ^months more discoveries will  doubtless be made on this creek.  Tenders for the school building at  Creston have been called for. The plans  on view show it to be a very creditable  looking structure-  E. N. Murphy has returned to his  duties as mining recorder, after a  month's holiday.  There has been a big strike of*iron  made on the divide between Moyie and  Goat rivers, of a different character  than Kitchener, being a sort of specular  hematite.  The Summit Creek camp continues to  look well. Strikes of importance are  being made at short intervale, and there  is hardly and reasonable doubt that  between "this creek and Shaw creek  there will arise in the near future a  mining camp second to none in British  Columbia.  CALT  GOAL  ��� AND WOOD OF ALL  J KINDS.  ��� Terms Spot Cash.  t W  P. Tierney  Telephone 265.  Baker Street,  GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Sept.  5.���At today's session of the League of  American Municipalities,. Jacob A. Cantor, borough president of Manhattan,  New York, mado an address. Dealing  with the subject of state interference  with municipal government, Mr. Cantor  said: -. -j  ���'This has aroused, all over the country, a persistent ana all-powerful demand for the application of the doctrine  of home rule for cities- oT a limited  extent only has this principle been incorporated on some of the state constitutions. In New York State, after constant agitation and threats of punishment at the polls, made by the independent citizenship, as well as by the  localities generally, this principle has  been placed in the constitution of that  state.  "It, however, does not go far enough  in order to relieve all possibility of  danger to local interests Dy unwise or  harmful legislation; it should be more  sweeping in its character. It simply  provides that all bills or proposed laws  affecting a city should, before they  reach the governor, be submitted to the  mayor for his acceptance or non-ac-  ceptane. If, after a public hearing, he  refuses to acept the bill in behalf of the  city, then the legislature has the power  of overriding his veto, and that is  almost always done whenever the  mayor of the city and the legislature  are opposed to each other in politics.  "This has had the effect in many  cases o .nullifying the so-called home  rule provision of the constitution. My  plan Twould be, to incorporate in the  constitutions of all the states a broad,  sweeping and unconditional home rule  provision  "1. An absolute prohibition on the  part of the legislature to pass mandatory laws affecting municipalites.  This, I believe .would largely eliminate  most of the abuses to which I have  referred.  "2. I would incorporate in the same  section the general outlines or framework of a charter for municipalites,  divided into classes based on population, and if possible oil general conditions.  "3. These charters before final adoption in the constitution to be voted upon  by the localities to be affected by their  enactmen.  "These suggestions would in all probability, if wisely framea, get rid of this  constant and malignant political interference on the part of politicians or  political parties for their own benefit."  On  other  subjects  Mr.  Cantor  said:  "Experience has taught that a great  step forward has been taken by the  centring of executive power in the  mayor. Tho old policy which gave the  boards of aldermen the confirmatory  power has been very wisely abandoned  in most of the cities."  "There should not be more than one  commissioner at the head of any department. This will carry out the sole  responsibility theory which when put  into practice has been found to be efficacious. These commissioners should  not be appointed for a fixed time, .but  should be removable by the mayor at  will.  "The police law should be framed, so  far as possible, to prohibit political  interference with the department. Men  should be appointed and .promoted  solely upon their record and merit. It  is in ths way that discipline can alone  be  enforced   and   favoritism   abolished.  "It is a wise provision in New York's  constitution, and could very well be  followed by the other states, which limits the bonded indebtedness of a city.  It prevents the government of today  from unjustly overburdening the people  of tomorrow, and prevents extravagance  by enforcing economy in the expenditure for long-time improvements.  "There has been in this country a  growing desire for municipal ownership  The Tribune will make an effort  each week to print an illustration  that will give the reader a fair idea  of the splendor of the scenic beauties  of Kootenay an dthe greatness of its  industrial enterprises. In order that  the effort will have the maximum of  good results, the people of Kootenay  should interest themselves to the  extent of sending The Tribune original photographs of scenery (either  Water or land), of mines, of mills,'of  smelters, of tramways, and of buildings (either business or residence),  and, in addition, t-uch descriptive  matter as is appropriate. The Tribune will do the rest. There are  hundreds of views ol" Kootenay  landscapes and waterscapes, when  photographed and reproduced by  printing processes, that will help attract strangers to this part of British Columbia, and out of the many  that will come, a fair percentage will  make investments of some kind,  either in mines, timber, real estate  or business ventures. The photo-  pranh reproduced in this week's  Tribune, is of Nelson, and was taken  by Wadds, of Nelson.  Nelson is one of the most picturesque little cities in Canada, but  other towns in Kootenay are not  lacking in the picturesque. Kaslo  has many points that equal Nelson's  best. New Denver is a beauty, as is  Slocan City. Sandon is unique.  Rossland, in many respects, is magnificent. Grand Forks, Phoenix and  Greenwood are delightful in their  surroundings of mountain and valley.  East Kootenay has the valleys of the  Columbia and Uhe Kootenay. land  such fine towns as Golden, Windermere, Fort Steele, Cranbrook,  Moyie," Elko, Morrissey and Fernie.  All these points could be made of  interest to  travelers and  tourists-  of what are termed public utilities.  While this principle has not |been acted  upon to any great extent, yet at the  same time it has brought about a compromise policy, and that is short-term  franchises, with compensation to be  readjusted at certain fixed periods.  Whi.jje this is not wholy satisfactory,  at tlie same time it is a long step in the  ri^ht direction.  "It seems to be difficult to get some  of these corporations to live up to their  obligations or conditions of their franchises. This is sometimes due to the  great power which they wield. No public o��cer can perform a better servict  to the people than to treat a corporation just as he would a private citizen.  If these corporations were compelled  to pay for the valuable privileges  whicn they enjoy, the overburdened  taxpayer of the city would be greatly  relieved."  REISTERER & Co.  BREWERS  OF  LAGER   BEER  AND   PORTER  Put up in Packages  to  suit tho  Trade  Brewery   and   Offlce   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson, B.  C.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars,  Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  Q.   B.   MATHEWS,    -    Prorrietor  HOTEL PHAER  j 8Q  ROOMS  All r*/|oderri Conveniences  not to wetted silicates or oxides. Elmore has suggested that these results  might be due to static electricity, but  the true explanation will probably be  found in capillary attraction and surface tension.  In any case the results are wholly independent of specific, gravity, and ��� the  process is applicable and successful with  the finest slimes.  In connection with the results published by the company it is noteworthy  that no particulars are given as to the  percentage of silica remaining iu the  concentrates. As a general rule the  values of concentrates as reported is  low, and this may or may not be due  to the presence of silica.  However, the important point is this,  that a commercial plant working continuously succeeds in making a extraction of SO per cent of the values of an  ore that with the ordinary methods of  concentration yielded absolutely useless  results. Further than this the process  has been found applicable to a great  variety of ores.  In regard to the ores of West Kootenay tests made by myself and others  confirm the possibilities of the process.  I have found the mill tailings, both  from gold and from silver bearing ores,  yield high-grade concentrates with oil,  and my experiments with Rossland ores  point to the production of a higher  grade concentrate than that claimed by  the Elmore comiianies.  Qualitative tests coin easily be made  by anybody. The simple stirring of  ordinary cylinder oil with freshly  crushed ore and water demonstrates  the method of the process and gives  truly astonishing results. It is essential that the ore Be either freshly  crushed or have been kept wet subsequent to crushing, as the slightest  trace of oxidation minimizes the  results.  I have no interest, present or prospective, in the Ore Concentration Syndicate, Ltd., nor in its subsidiary company, but I have no hesitation in expressing the opinion that the concentration of ores by means of oil will permit  of the commercial concentration of the  low-grade ores of the Rossland camp,  and  will  very materially increase the  j Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited, j  I =MA_SnjFAGTTJBERS===== _  Special l^ates to Tourists  E. E, PHAIR  .PROPRIETOR  Ptan'ey nnd Victoria Streets,     NELSON. B.C.  ���,.".f_  ������?*����-*<!��-. ~�� " -. _*"-*i  ���"y?"SV4*^ ����  .*,   .        r* ��� -    V  i      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of  I Factory Work.  ��   KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.  t  ���  !  | Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C. |  H*HH��*-^HHHH ���^^^^-^������������������-^������������������������������������������������^���> **>* ��� *������������������<������������������������������������*���> ������������������������  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ���  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  "We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  AVestern Canadian Employment Agency  in connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.   O.   Box  5SS.      Phone  2G1A.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, tlosephir-e St., Nelson  UNION MEETINGS.  NELSON "MIN'KltS' UNION, NO. 90. W. F.  M.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.30  o'clock. Wage scale for Nelson district:  Machine miners, $3.50; hammersmen, $.*!.2.r>;  mine laborers, $3. Samuel L. Peacock,  president; James Wilks, secretary. Visiting brctlicrn cordially Invited.  E. FERGUSON & CO.  THE   LARGEST  EXCLUSIVE  WHOLESALE     Solo H. C. A genu for  DEALERS IN  WINES,  LIQUORS  AND CIGARS  IN   SOUTHEASTERN  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  VERNON   ST.  BEGG'S  ROYAL  LOCHNAGAR  SCOTCH  WHISKY  The Whisky Without a  1 Icn.flii.chc.  llf'Kf.s is Distiller to  H.H.lt. King Ivhvard VII  Hy Hojal Warrant.  NELSON, B.C.  I   ���  TREMONT   HOUSE  Kuropcin and Airerlcnn I'inn.  Meulu -'j ct��.   Koouio from 25 ct*. to SI.  Only White Help '���'mployrd,  MALONK & TUEGILU'S,  HakerSt., Nol'on. I'rop'iotors.  MADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON,  B.C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND  OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine  Street,   Nelson.  The best $1 per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G*. W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  Queen's Hotel  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted   by    Elcerlclty   and   Heated   with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooma for  commercial men.  RATES $2 PER  DAY  IVrs. E. 0. Clarke,   ���   Proprietress 4  The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  LIMITED  IMPORTERS AND  DEALERS  SHELF AND  HEAVY  IN  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON  B.O.  r  *  *  *  *  *  F. Teetzel & 60.  DEALERS IN  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICL:  PATENT   MEDICINES,  SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC.  S.  , A .J. .J. .J. .J.  A  A A A A .J. A .J. .{. .J. A A A A A A A .J. .J.  .J. A .J, .J. .J. -J. A A A .*. .J. A.[.  ���J*  ���I-  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  A  , rj�� ��j. ������� �������� �����*. .j. .j* �������� ��j�� -j* *j��i �������� *j�� ���$��� ��j�� ��j�� ���!��� ��j�� ��J�� ��J* <i* ij* ��j* ��j�� ���!* ���!������!��� ��j�� �������� *I* *S* "5* *J* ���$��� *X* ���$��� *J*  IMPERIAL  BANK  OF  CANADA  CAPITAL   (Authorized) $4,000,000  CAPITAL   (Paid   Up) J2.500.000  REST    .2,125,000  HEAD OFFICE���TORONTO, ONTARIO  Branches   ln the Northwest   Territories,  Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec.  T. R. MBRRITT President  D, R. WILKIE...Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E. HAT Assistant Gen.  Manager  W. MOFFAT Chief Inspector  NELSON   BRANCH  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department ��� Deposits received  and Interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe.  Special attention given to collections.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  SUITS THAT FIT  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN  ASSAYERS' FURNACES.  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES.  CHEMICALS,  CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  The largest Drug tfouse  Be:ween Winnipeg and the Coast.  Corner Balder ar*d  Josephine Streets  NELSON  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe  Pipes  wins Tobacco       H j pHAIR, Propr.  Player's Tobacco ' '  Turkish Cigarettes  Monopol Cigarettes  Egyptian Cigarettes ��  J. R. C. and G. B. D. Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of imported and domestic cigars  Sole Agent for  "IN-ERSEAL"CIG/\R  The Queen  Cigar Store  Prices Reduced on  Summer a.d  Fall Suitings  None but Al Coat and Pants makers  employed.  A BIC LINE WINTER COODS ORDERED  J.A.DAVIDSON  Merchaqt Tailcr  2nd Floor Wallace-Miller  Building, Nolson.  Drink  Wholesale aqd Retail  Tobacconist  Telephone 194,  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.  MORLEY b CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  ^Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments   ���  Morley & Co.,  Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  T.  H.  Maynell  of Lathrop,  Montana,  Is  ^at=the��Queen's.   Arthur Hamilton of Portland, Oregon, is  registered at the Tremont.  Mr. and Mrs. John A. Turner returned  last night from a month's trip to the  coast.  '"���'���''Rowland Smith, a prominent lawyer of  "Walla Walla, Washington, is staying at  the Hume."  J. McAllister of the Referendum, ono of  tho coming mines on Forty-Nine creek, is  registered at  the Bartlett.  John L. Retallack, who Is working the  Washington and Slocan Boy mines, in the  Slocan, was In the city yesterday.  Warden Lemon of tho provincial jail at  Nelson has been Instructed to employ a  matron at the Jail when It is deemed necessary.  Oscar AVhite, superintendent of tho Slocan Star mine at Sandon, is in Nolson/ He  reports conditions In the Slocan as being  on the mend.  William J. Herring, a local celebrity, is  engaged on literary work. AVhen completed  it wil bo entitled, "An Old-Timer's Experiences on  the Pacific Coast."  John J. Campbell, the well known engineer, left Nelson yesterday, to accept a  position at the Iron Horse mine, on Ten-  Mile creek, Slocan district.  '... There are "lost mines" In several out-  of-the-way parts of the United States, and  it is rumored that there is a "lost shaft"  in the neighborhood of New Denver.  ,The Nelson Saw & Planing Mills, Limited,  of Nelson, i.s shipping lumber and factory  work to the contractors who are at work  building dykes to reclaim land on Kootenay  river.  M. Monaghan has completed -1 1-2 miles  of new trail on tho divide between Bird  and Forty-Nine creeks, 10 miles southwest  of Nelson, and those who have been over  it say he made a good job of it.  A. C. Kwart, the architect, leaves Nelson  this morning for a trip to California. He  will be a week or ten days with a son at  Spokane, and go from there to San Diego,  whore he expects to put in  the winter.  Georgo W. Hughes, manager of the Sunset and the Idaho mines, in tho Slocan, is  at the Phair. The Sunset is a regular shipper, and i.s a good property, paying its  owners good dividends. The Idaho ';- not  ^hipping,   but  development   work   is  going  right along as it has been for two years.  There are hundreds of tons ready for ship7  menment, but it will probably be held until  prices Improve.  There is a good demand for labor in the  Kootenays, and the supply seems to be  short. The Canadian Pacific steamers are  ail short-handed, Both for deckhands and  waiters. The ���Wages are good,- $35 a month  and board.  H. C. Killeen, public works Inspector,  left ' Nelson on Wednesday for East  Kootenay. Before leaving he authorized  work to be commenced on the Porcupine  creek road at Ymlr, for which an appropriation of $6000 has been made. .  The Nelson Liberal Association will hold  a meeting on Monday night. The principal  business will be the filling of vacancies in  the executive committee caused by the removal, of members from the town and by  the appointment of members to official  positions under the Dominion government.  ��� The public meeting called by the president and secretary of the Nelson Conservative Association for Tuesday night will  be held in the Burns block oji Baker street.  As the number of delegates to the Revelstoke convention will be determined by the  number of people attending the meeting,  there should be a big turn out.  The    work  of    building    the    Porcupine  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  Nelson Conservative Association  NOTICE   OP   MEETING.  There will be .a public meeting of the  Conservatives of Nelson on Tuesday evening next at 8 o'clock, in the Burns block  on Baker street, to select delegates to  attend a convention of the Conservative  party to be held at Revelstoke on Friday  and Saturday, the 12th and 13th instants.  Nelson will bo entitled to one delegate for  every 20 persons ln attendance at the public  meeting. All those who wish to affiliate  with tho party are invited to be present.  FRED.   STARKEY,  President.  C.   MORRISON,   Secretary.  Nolson, September 4th;* 1902.  Tcffe^k^waefdn^rOlfd" en-  trusted -to David McBeath, the railway  contractor. He is now on the ground laying out the work, which will bo rushed so  that the road can bo used this fall by mine  owners who have made arrangements to  install mining, machinery. Mr. McBoath's  outfit, which Is now at Elko, in East  Kootenay, has been sent for. Between 10  and 50 men will be employed.  Thomas Mulvey of Slocan, accompanied  by Mrs. Mulvey, were registered at the  Madden this week. Mr. Mulvey Is a pioneer  at Slocan City, and kept an hotel open  when the only traveler passing through  the place during a whole winter was the  editor of The Tribune. "Tom" and Fred  Johnson havo purchased the Josle, a  promising property on Dayton creek, paying spot cash for It. The ore in the Josle  is said to be very high grade, running  several hundred ounces in silver and $10  to $00 in gold.  SURPASSED  BY  FEW.  The  amount  of  work  performed in  the  Nelson  postoffice  is  surpassed  byi  few offices in towns that have twice the  population of Nelson.   From 100 to 150  sacks  of  mail  are  handled  daily  outwards and inwards.   Every day, except  Sunday, sacks are made up for and received from the following places; Roseberry,   Three   Forks,     Alamo,     Slocan  Junction, Enterprise, Crow's Nest railway    postal    car,    Greenwood,  Grand  Forks,    Columbia,    Cascade,    Phoenix,  _jholt,  Midway,  Pilot  Bay,  Ainsworth,  Kaslo, Sandon (2), New Denver, Slocan  City,   Silverton,   Spokane   (2  on  aStur-  days)   State   of   Washington,     Stevens  county,     Salmo,   Erie,    Waneta,   Ymir,  Hall,   Kuskanook   and   Granite   Siding.  Sacks are dispatched and received daiiy  from  the following places:  Arrowhead,  Nakusp, C. P .R .east, C. P. R. west,  Revelstoke,   Trail,    Rossland   (2),   and  Halcyon  Springs-    There is also a triweekly   service   to   and   from   Balfour,  and  a  twice-a-week    service    to    and  from Kokanee and Edgewood.    A part  of the work    now necessary at Nelson  would be done away with if a postal car  was placed on the Columbia & Western  railway   between   Nelson   and   Midway,  and it is not at all unlikely that a car  will   bo   placed   on   that   route   before  long.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province    of    British    Columbia,    Nelson,  West Kootenay���to-wit:  By virtue of a Writ of Fieri Faeicis, issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at the sflit of The Hudson's Bay  Company, plaintiffs, and to me directed  against the goods and chattels of Mac-  Donald Brothers, defendants.  I have seized and taken in execution all  the right, title and interest of the said de-  fondants,   McDonald    Brothers,    in    those  certain   goods   nou    in   the    saloon   portion  of the   building   knocn   a.s  tife   Bal-  _moral,^situate=on=lot���1,-���block-5,-=Gity���o��=  Sandon,  B.   C,  and  consisting In  part  of  bar  counter uith  fixtures  and  fittings  attached,   mirrors,   drawers   and   cupboards,  cash   register,   chairs,   tables,   safe,   glassware, liqueurs, bath tubs, and other goods,  to recover the sum  of four hundred and  thirty-one    dollars    and    forty-five    cents  ($I31.-I5) and also interest on $427.95 at 5 per  centum  per annum  from  the 17th  day  of  August,  1901,  until payment,  besides sheriff's   poundage,   ollice  foes,   and   all   other  legal  incidental  expenses.    All of which 1  sliti.ll expose for sale,  or sufficient thereof  to  satisfy  said  Judgment,   debt and   costs  upon   the   said  Balmoral   premises  in   the  City of Sandon, B, C, on Friday, the 12th  flay   of   September,   1902,   at   the   hour   of  throe o'clock in the afternoon.  NOTE: Intending purchasers will satisfy themselves a.s to interest and title of  tho said defendants.  Dated at Sandon, B. C, the Ith day of  September, 1902. S. P. TUCK.  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The  above   goods   and   chattels   may  be  seen   and   Inspected   upon   application   to  Charles Gates in the said Balmoral building.  CERTIFICATE. OF IMPROVEMENTS.  -#-"#-#-# ���##-#���#���#-#*#-���# *#-* ^% *# *#% #^ *#*#-^ ���#**#*#**#���#���#*## .-#-#*��-#  *  4.  %  Tf  ^'  Tf  Tr  -$*  Tr  Tf  *  Tr  Tf  -$'  Tf  -��'  Tf  ���#  Tf  Tr  __��<�����  Tf  -$*  Tr  Tr  ^*-  Tf  FRED IRVINE <& CO.  BAKER   STREET  New Fall Dry Good  and Millinery.  See Our Special Or<jer Department for Ladies Fall  and Winter Costumes, Jackets and Mantles.  We are showing a mag-nificent  range of New French Flannels,  Cashmeres and American Flannelettes suitable for Ladies'Shire  and Blouse Waists.  New Cloth in the latest colorings for Ladies' Tailor Made Suits  Our Stock of Ladies' Felt and  Ready-to-Wear Hats is now  most complete with all the latest  up-to-date styles and novelties.  We still have a good ranee of  white Felt Hat left for early  autumn wear.  FRED IRVINE &  CO  J_0.  *  ���V*  -J&0  J&0.  ���#-*****.*****���***���*'���* ^^^%^%% **%**%-���% JMMfr #^-*%^^^^^^-^*%^  IF YOU ARE NEEDING  Groceries, Provisions, Fruits, Etc.  WRITE US! P.O. E US!   WIRE US!  Or Come Yourself! * We will be pleased to see you.'and quote you prices  that cannot be duplicated in the city.   Do not forget the place."  Baker street, Kelson,    j. S. McPherson, Leading Crocer  STARKEY & CO.,  WrjOLESrVLE   PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE AND  FPUITS.  TR. A. Rogers & Co, Ltd , Winnipeg.  REPRESENTING J ]4. K Fairbank Co.,     -    Montreal.  I. Simcoe Canning Co.  Simcoe.  Oftiea and Warehouse.  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B.C  PINTS QUARTS  HALF-GALLONS  John A. Irving &> Co.  ESTABLISHED IN NELSON 1901  Jacob Dover, The Jeweller,  Nelson, B. C.  I am tho leader wherever diamonds  and watches are sold in this country.  My name is a synonym of prompt  service, fair treatment and honest  goods.     ���  My stock for the fall and holiday  trade is such as suits, all the patronage of this character. All ray lines  have been selected with the utmost  care. Tho wants of all customers,  large and small, have been carefully  considered. '���.*������  Customers always receive tho maxi-..,  mum value for their money. My diamond and watcli stock never was  larger or so attractive as this season.  All mail, orders receive prompt and  special attention.  JACOB  Baker Street  DOVER  Nelson,  B. O.  ���  ���'  ���'  ���'  .-  ���'  ���'  ������  ������  HOUSTON BLOCK.  Wholesale and Retail   Meat   MCrChatltS  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New  Denver   Cascade,  Trail,  Grand  Forks,  Greenwood,   Midway,  Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  .Cttfettt ********************* *���**w******************^  f tpan vnn CA.N ATTEND THE S  CAN YOU  9th ANNUAL  No Housekeeper Can  flFFORD TO OVERLOOK THE PRICES  we are offering on Groceries, Crockery,  and G-lassware for tlie week"commencing  September: 8th.,_W(^^ve_ane.:jDf_tli.eJ).est-.  NOTICE.  Kathleene   mineral   claim,   situate   In   the  Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay   District.     Where   located���Between  Forty-nine  and  Eagle  creeks,  Nelson.  Take  notice  that AVilliam  N.  Kolfe  and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Free   Miners'   Certi-  Recorder shrtllu etaoin shrdlu cmfwypdrw  ficate   No.   500W,   A.   E.   Hodgins,   exempt,  intend,   sixty  days   from   tho  dale  hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of  Improvements,  for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section .'!7, must bo commenced before  the issuance of such CortillwUo of Improvement!*.  Dated this 5th day of September, A. D.  1902.  MARRIED.  BENNY-CARMAN���At Sirdar, on thfi  3rd instant, by Rev. Dr. Wright of Nelson,  at the residence of the bride's parents,  George Bonny to Laura, eldest daughter  of 1��. is. Carman, agent of the C. P. R. at  Slnlar.  Hi  Hi  Hi  Qi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  id  t_f  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  w  Hi  >��  4.  SPOKANE INTERSTATE FAIR  Spokane, Wash.  October 6th to 14th 1902, Inclusive.  FINE   EXHIBITS  IN  HORSES. HOGS.  OATTLfi". SFIKKP  Stock  Fine Arts Exhibit  Fruit Exhibits  Eight Day Racing  Agricultural Exhibits  MINERAL  EXHIBITS  BIGGEST IN  THK NORTHWEST  BIG  EVENT EACH DAY  kIOU HURi-ES ENTfflllflD  FARM PRODUCTS  OE ALL KINDS  $25,000  IN   PREMIUMS  Concession privileges of all kinds for sale,  GEO. II. MARTIN,  Mgr. and See'y.  ���% ****** ********* ********* *** *** *** *** ****** ********* .**  HlfST MUSIC���Amu'cmo-it Extraordinary  Wriio for cntnio'iie.  FRANK I.KMCR, Advertising Agent.  m  m  f  *  m  m  m  m  *  m  m  m  m  m--  m  m  m  w  *  m  m  m  m  m  fir  &tocks in the Kootenay to choose from, and  our prices will not "be equalled in this city  for many moons. . It is a pleasure to us to  show our goods, and we invite inspection.  Remember our entire stock must go. See  us before buying and our prices and goods  will make you buy from us.  Wiliiarn Hunter & Go.  Aberdeen Block, Kelson.  Open on Saturday  U.til lOo'clocKpm.  Ladies' Day Every Fay  We Can Save You Money Byi  TO RENT.  FIVE-ROOM, house;   electric   lifjliled;   all  conveniences.      Apply    to    Mrs.   W.   P.  Robinson, Carbonate street, west.  A AVEUj  Furnished  house  of  six   rooms,  for three months;  piano;  electric  lights;  all   conveniences.    Apply   to   Mrs.   W.   P.  Robinson,  Carbonate street,  west.  FURNISHED Rooms;  from $5 to $7.50 per  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street.  Purchasing Now  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS   BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS   ���  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S DESKS  .tOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  D. McARTHUR & GO.  % Baker and Ward Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  AAfVVVWWVVV'r


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