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 it el so n  Saturday Morning, November 8, 1902  MANAGER MACKENZIE MAKES CHEERING STATEMENT AS TO CONDITION OF LE ROI  CINCINNATI OPERATOR GIVES HIS VIEWS ON HOW TO OBTAIN OUTSIDE CAPITAL  The interview given to the press, on  Thursday, by John I-I. Mackenzie, general manager of the Le Roi mine, should  dispel any feelings of gloom that may  be hovering over Rossland as the result  of the pessimistic wailings of mine managers, like Edmund B. Kirby, and mine  managers' newspaper organs, like the  Miner of Rossland. Mr. Mackenzie  came to Rossland from California, and  attends strictly to the business for  which his company pays him. He has  not tried to either intimidate or antagonize the men who work in the mines  under his charge, and at no time has  he issued manifestoes declaring the  laws of British Columbia hostile to the  industry in which he is engaged. He  has managed the Le Roi so well that  each month's operations show a profit,  a profit so large that were the mine out  of debt the annual dividend paid would  be at the rate of 20 per cent on a capitalization of $5,000,000.  Mr. Mackenzie in his interview says:  "The Le Roi mine will neither shut down  on the 10th instant, nor at any other  time. It will run right along, and as  far as I can see, there is no necessity  of it shutting down at all. "Neither will  the Northport smelter be closed for lack;  of coke, for a clean-up, or for any other  reason. The situation is much about  that which I declared lt to belast June.  I recommended, for various reasons,  that the Le Roi should be mined for  its high-grade ore, in order that its financial condition should be the more  quickly cleared. The trouble in the coke  supply meant that we could not well  ship the run of the mine. As soon as  that trouble is cleared, the run of the  mine will be shipped and the Le Roi  will export up to its full capacity. But  the condition of the coke supply is such  that it will not be upon a proper basis  until next spring. By that time the Le  Roi will be shipping over the whole of  the mine. Even if the coke supply was  kept short for a longer period we could  still keep on shipping- as at present. It  would to a certain extent depreciate the  run of the mine, but not to make it unprofitable to smelt. There is far more  high-grade ore in the mine than was at  flrst estimated. The main stopes are  left untouched at present. There is  more" than one vein in the Le Roi and  the main vein is as good as ever it was;  it is untouched, but will be shipped later  on. The coke supply is sufficient at  present to. keep three furnaces going,  and I hope next month to blow in a  fourth, which will augment the output  of the camp. As to the. concentration  problem, I can only say that the Le "floi  is actively making experiments. So is  the Le Roi No. 2. The War Eagle and  Centre Star are not the only mines that  are trying the concentration problem.  Wo are expending quite as much money  in this direction. Yes,.perhaps twice as.  much."  According o the above, Rossland has  no reason to be panicky, and if only her  people would defer less to the men  who have raised the blue-ruin cry  against the country, there would be no  necessity for getting certificates of good  character from any one.  A GOLD SAVER.  J. W. Moore, of Nelson, has patented  in Canada and the United States an invention that when introduced practically  should work a considerable saving in  placer mining when carried on by  dredges. Mr. Moore is a placer miner  by trade, and worked for a time on one  of the dredges on the Fraser. It was  while working there that, he noticed the  faulty construction of the bucket on the  dredge. The bucket used is patterned  after the bucket in use on steam shovels.  When the bucket is full it is emptied by  dropping the bottom or door, which is  attached to the bucket by a hinge. When  working in deep and swift water, the  force and weight of the water often  forces the door open, and the bucket  reaches the surface empty. Owing to its  construction, there.is always a good  deal of leakage, and the leakage being  water and fine gravel, carries off considerable gold. Mr. Moore's invention  is a bucket that is "Without a, movable  bottom and which is emptied by tipping. <*With such a bucket there, can  neither be loss through the bottom "being  forced open or by leakage. Buckets now  in use can be altered and made like the  Moore bucket at small cost, and can be  attached by adding a drum and chain  to the dredger, arm at an expense of less  than $100. Mr. Moore says that with  one of his buckets working in connection with a suction pump bedrock in  such rivers as the Fraser can be swept  clean and all the gold saved.  OUTSIDE CAPITAL.  A Tribune'..i subscriber writing from  Cincinnati, Ohio, under date of October  27th, says: '���_ glean from reading The  Tribune that there is a sort of unorganized organization of the best elements  of the province to bring about the development of British Columbia substantially, without a boom and its certain  subsequent decline. To substantially  develop "the great resources of British  Columbia you: must obtain outside capital.; To obtain outside capital you must  show good results from the development  so far accomplished. These results best  appear from dividends paid. The mines  in the silver-lead, districts of British  Columbia are;known to be valuable; if  only fair prices could be obtained for  lead and silver. There is little hope for  an increase--ir. the price, of silver, but  the .price., of- lead could be increased if  Canada -would'-only adopt the same rate  of duties as is; levied by the United  States. Doin'g this would ensure the  erection in Canada of a lead refinery  and of works.vfor corroding and manufacturing lead'.; As- an investor in mining property in British Columbia, I do  i not consider the 2 per cent tax as at  present levied such a burden as to in any  way prevent the payment of dividends;  but I do consider that your low rate of  duties on lead and lead products is a  preventive factor." The writer of the.  above'is an American who has invested  his own money in our lead mines,  and who is in a position to" induce his  neighbors to do likewise if only he could  show them such investments would bring  in dividends. It is noticeable he does  not refer to our mining laws as bad;'  but as an American, familiar with the  tariff laws of His country, he advises  us to pattern after them if we really  want ao enhance the value of one of  our mineral products.  tons went from the Bosun mine at New  Denver to the zinc smelter at Iola,  Kansas. The Bosun has been shipping zinc ore to Antwerp, Belgium, but  the profit will be increased $7 a ton by  shipping to the Kansas smelter. ��  WILL BE WORKING NEXT WEEK.:  The wire .rope for the Venus-Athabasca tramway has all been delivered  and is now being placed in position. It  is expected that the tramway can be  tested by Tuesday or Wednesday, and If  it works satisfactorily the company's  10-stamp mill will be started up at once.  Everything at the mine and ''mill'-is'  ready for a start. Manager Gracey ex-,  pects to employ 20 to 25 men steadily,  at the mine and mill, and as the.ore is;  friable, from 2 to 2 1-2 tons a day to the  stamp should be run through" the ;mill.  SLOCAN ORE  SHIPMENTS.  Shipments of ore from Slocan mines  last week totaled 585 tons. * Of this 20  UNITED STATES ELECTIONS.  The result of the elections held in the  United States on Tuesday had no great  surprises. In Washington ahd Idaho  the Republicans had a landslide. That  part3r carried the legislature in both  states, which will be followed by the  election of R^ublicans to the United  States senate as successors to George  Turner in Washington and Henry  Heitfield in Idaho. In the county of  Spokane, Washington, the- Wilson legislative ticket was snowed under. George  Mudgett, though, was the only Democrat  elected to fill a county office. He was  elected county treasurer. This will be  his third term: When first elected, Spokane county had suffered heavy losses  through the county treasurers depositing the .county money in banks that suspended. The people got tired of it and  elected Mudgett treasurer. The bond  required to be given was up in the  hundreds of thousands of dollars, and  the monied men and the banks of Spokane refused to go on Mudgett's bond.  The farmers of the county came to his  assistance, and no bond, ever filed by. a  county treasurer in any state in the  Union ever had as many names on it.as  that first bond of Mudgett's.    Mudgett  refused to deposit the county money in  the banks, and he has been treasurer,  ever since.   One of the surprises was in  Silver Bow county, Montana.    This is  the county in which    Butte is situate,  and Butte is one of the homes of W. A.  Clark and>-of F. Aug. Heinze.   Owing to  the efforts of the* Amalgamated Copper  Company to crush Heinze by litigation,  Heinze knows that control of the courts  alone will save him.   Clark has joined  forces with, the copper    company, and  brought about the nomination by thef'  Democratic party of men for supreme  and district judges who would, if elected, have    been    unfriendly to Heinze.  Heinze organized a party of his own,  and the result of the    election shows  that the Clark candidate -for supreme  court judge was defeated and that the  Heinze ticket, from district judge down,  was elected in Silver Bow county.    In  New  York  state Tammany and   David  B. Hill made a desperate effort to defeat  the  re-election  of governor  Odell,  but  Odell pulled through with a comfortable  majority.   In California, Edward Liver-  nash, the San Francisco Examiner reporter who so eloquently and so successfully    opposed    the    Mackenzie  &  Mann  Yukon  railway  scheme' when rt  was up for, consideration in the senate  at Ottawa, was elected to congress in  one of the San Francisco districts as a  Labor    Union  candidate.    The Republicans   elected    _0G,   congressmen,   the  Democrats 170, and 10 seats are still in  doubt.  An Early=Day Episode as  an  Thomas Cottrell Collins, who traded  with the Indians on Kootenay river long:  before mining became an industry in  Kootenay, and who is noted as a prospector, miner, historian, hunter of big  game, and story teller, is now employed  as night, clerk at the Madden, a resort  for old-timers.��������� While Tom is not able  to take down'anything in short-hand,  he has one of the best long-hand memories in Nelson, and the following story  was written by him for The Tribune:  ... "I say, Tom, why don't you take- your  pen in handand write/a few lines for; us,  old-timersV" The speaker was -Mike  Kealeyj and he fired the question-at me  as we sat in the rotunda of the Madden.  "It begins to look as if us old-timers  will drop out of public recollection  altogether," continued Mike. 'There  are not many of the old boys left around  Nelson, but the few that are here deserve more consideration than .that  which permits them being backed out  of the game by such Johnnie-come-  latelies as make up the big end of our  city council. They don't appear to have  enough gumption to make up their  minds as to whether the city's offlce  brigade are capable of earning    their  pay, and not enough backbone to fire  them if they made up their minds they  were not. Yet the papers will let them  spread themselves through two or three  columns one week in announcing their  determination^ to do a certain thing, and  then next week will give them .three or  four columns in whicli they can .crawl  as far as possible away from their plan  of campaign,: when the whole thing  might be done in a line to say the aldermen after sleeping on the-matter had  made up their minds theyAvere wrong*,  and that they did not know the thim***  was loaded.   ������'::.. 7  "So far as the old trail-blazers of Nelson :go, you never-see rtheir-hames-'ih";  the'Daily News unless they happen to  figure in the police court and are fined  $5-for swapping good money for bad  whiskey. I don't know much about  newspapers, Tom, but if I could string  out a story like you I'd dish the people  up something about the men who found  the mines around here, before there  were any trails built, and. throw in a  little bit about the men who gaye the  town its start at the time when it was  touch and go whether Bogustown would  be Nelson or Nelson Bogustown; and  I'd take chances, on its being a little,  more interesting than the debate on a  bylaw to precent decent married women  from competing    with  the Chinese in  the washing of their clothes.  "Why don't you dig up your book and  tell the tenderfeet about, the first miners  union. we formed here, long before  Jimmie;Wilks knew.there was such a  place as Nelson on the map; v\vhen -we  all started level and the only division  we though .of- was that of the pile we  were going to make when the mines be-,  came known and 'we could get close,  enough to a capitalist from the outside  to do business with him. Take a look  at the list of members of that union,  which yoirkept in your secretary's book,  and tell me if I am. wrong when..I.say,  ���tha. *'a lin&'abbiit^some" of'them'7 what  they did, or what they . hoped to do,  would prove more interesting to the  people who read newspapers in Nelson  than reports of lectures on first aid to  the injured, or arguments in favor of  shifting the taxes off the mines which  have small profits onto the miners who  have no profits at all.  "Here is a list of them, with;. the  names they had on their letters, that  came from the outside. Just see how  many of them you can trace up now: W.  Gesner Allan, Palma Anyrignon, Alfred Bunker, Albert Barrett, William  Brokau, Charles Braun, J. F. Caldwell,  W. A. Crane, T. C. Collins, William Cow-  gill, James Cla|k,7Eugene Callnin, Bruce  Cradddck,; J. C. Cobaugh,   James Cameron, George E. R. Ellis, George Ellis,  Sr.,    James    Faulds,    Frank L. Fitch,  James Gillis, James Gilker, James Grey,:  ,J.7M.Ginnis,/Bart. Helm, P. H. Hope,  Joliri Houston"; William    Hanson,; William; Hunter, *;Mike   Kealey7 Robert I. r  Kirkwood,    MP AD..   Mahoney,    Moresi !  Pietro, M. C: Mpnaghan, John J. Malone,  Charlie Malley,7 Dan    McDonald,  Neil  McLeod,?"Laughlin McDonald,' Price McDonald, Angus'   McDonald, Harry McMillan, John 'vMcGinnis,. C. Nicholson,  Alf Reid, William.Ryan; John W. Reade"**  JKi:<2d���_Sutter,.7^hai^  Tregillus,  James Turley.'Ben 'Thomas',  Andy Whelan, George Wilson and, Bob  Yuill.  "You wont' have to go past the first  man on the list for astory. Doc Allan  is good for it. He had dabbled a bit in  medicine, in the religion of the Orientals  and in almost evrything* else that was  queer, and although he was only called  "Doc" for convenience, as you might say,  he knew a lot about the business, and  having the field pretty much to himself,  there was no case he would not tackle;  and to hear him tell it, there was not a  man he fixed up but had both legs in  the grave by the time he came up. In  those days the* doctors just doctored as  a side issue, and when they were not  'doctoring they were 'doing something  else.: Pink teas were not very much in  vogue, and the women of the town had  no" chance to cause a split in the profession. : ,,....���-.', .'7'". ;'  ������' "But no story of Doe Allan as a doctor is as good as the story of him as a  patient, and I don't cut out the time  the tree fell on you, Tom, and smashed  you and-your fortunes at one crack.  When Allan was not looking wise and  doctoring, he was helping old John  Houston and Charlie Ink get out:the  -Miner.; They were all partners together,  rand:;:���as;���':newspapiM���s.:in:'-thoseJ;''daxs'::Used������  to keep the men'who'printed them, instead of the men keeping up the newspapers, the printers had time for jollying, and Allan was required to carry  the most of it for the firm. Allan could  not jolly like tbe others, but he thought  a lot on his come-back.  "Winter came along before he could  carry out any of the schemes he had  fixed up, and with the winter came a  sheet of ice on the river. One day a  party was formed to go skating. Most  of them were beginners, and among the  most eccentric performers were Allan  and Ink. Allan was fitted out like a man  in search for the north pole, and his rig  included a heavy fur cap with a deep  roll. He was not very long on the ice  until his feet shot out from under, him  and. he came down* on his head. He  never moved after he. fell; and Ink and  the other 7 members of the party were  quickly at his side tryingtp bring him:  too. "They worked over Allan in vain,  and finally,decided to pack him;over to  one of the log cabins which at the time  lined the .river front. Ink stayed with  Allan all night, but in the morning the  victim was no better than when car-  j tied off the ice. But once" during the  night had; he shown any sign of returning to consciousness and then he faintly  called-for Charlie.; "I, airi: here, Allan;-  right by your side;" answered, the  watcher. But the patient slipped away  again, and Ink, throughout the rest of  the night, was' wishing that he had not  jollied Allan so much, and to himself  resolved to do what he could to make  amends. ,.���  "In the morning he-and Houston got  hold of a hand-sled and undertook' to  move Allan up town, where he should  be more comfortable. Ink pulled the  sled and Houston steadied Allan as  tenderly as he now steadies the Conservative party. They took him  up to Doc Arthur's and persuaded the  doctor to give up his bed. There was  nothing too good for Allan.    A couple  ector  of more days and (nights of anxious  watching for Houston and Ink, and  blissful unconsciousness for Allan; that  was all. Then the doctor suggested  trepanning;   and  in the seriousness  of.  fthe;, case Houston and Ink decided their  partner should have all the medical  skill there.was in or out of the country,  and an Indian messenger was sent after  Doc LaBau, who at tbe time was running a steam hoist at the Skyline mine,  near Ainsworth.;  : "The messenger had not been many  hours on the road, however, before  Allan commenced  to get better, aud a  j second Indian was started out to over-'  take.the first one, but he did not succeed, and LaBau was hurried up as far  as Yuill creek before he learned his  first aid to the injured was not necessary. Another day and Allan was as  well as ever. I-Iis illness was the talk  of the town, but it was never mentioned'  by the members of the firm of Houston,  Ink & Allan. There was a story that  Allan was possuming, but neither;  Houston or Inkr ever asked Allan, and  Allan never said.  "You should look some-of the old-  timers up, Tom. They furnished fun as  well as history in their time. "What  they did a while ago, and where they;  are now, would make good reading."  - S S*i I  KITCHENER, FAMOUS ENGLISH GENERAL, NOT WANTING IN COMMON HUMANITY  Lord Kitchener is a much maligned man,  says   a   writer   in   a   contemporary.    His  =^ti��ngtJi_of_cliaracter,iIlrmness=oi:=will,=-ancl--  piercing; eye have impressed less resolute  motals with the idea that he is wanting:  in common humanity. When the enemies  of England, whether domestic or foreign,  talk of his brutality, we can only remember that tho same characterization has  been freely bestowed upon Mr. Balfour,  the gentlest of men. That lord Kitchener  Is a terror lo the Incompetent and the Indifferent who havo vital duties to perform  is certain and it Is quite conceivable that  the news ol" his departure from Kngland  to take up the chief command in India  will not have been heard unmoved by  some of the easy-going ones who will  serve under him. There must bo no slackness where lord Kitchener is responsible.  We hear stories of the way ho impressed  tho sheiks .of the Soudnn by a "sublime  conlldeneo in himself,." which suggested  "a consciousness that he had some mysterious and mighty power behind him";  we hear of the Boer Delilah who hoped  to get into his confidence in the interests,  of her fighting compatriots, only to reteat  from his presence cowed by an overpowering sense of the man's .superiority to all  the wiles of feminine treachery; we hear  of the general officer who having promised  lord Roberts that a certain thing should  be done, if possible, in a fortnight, met  lord Kitchener, and was told that if it  were not done in a week he would be  sent home. His laconic announcement that  the bag' of Boers in a week were so  many, as though the war were a mere  matter of sport, was a shock to the conscience bred of Bouverie street. Such  things went to form the opinion of the man  in the street, who could only thank his  lucky stars that the empire had such a  servant and that he was not called upon  to  have  direct dealings  with  him.  But is lord Kitchener heartless? None  who know him, unless ho has reason to  regard.them as enemies, would dream of  subscribing to an affirmative response.  His public work supplies emphatic testimony to the contrary. The Gordon college at Khartoum, the concentration camps  in South Africa, the Vcreoniging conference, and the appeals he has made to  employers at home to remember the returned soldier, in  their different ways re  veal a nature instinct with generous  thought and kindly purpose. His tender-  -ness^to^the^wounded���Is^adTTjraeJaily"  known. He does not court the apotheosis  of the picture paper, one. instance will  suffice to show how he does Christian  things which are heard of only by those  affected. ��� A young officer in Pretoria was  getting convalescent when lord Kitchener,  who knew nothing of him, came to his  bedside and asked where he wa.s wounded  and how,he was getthrg- along. '"All you  want now is fresh air," lord Kitchener is  reported by the young oflicer himself to  have said; "my carriage shall call for you  in the morning," and lord Kitchener, the  story goes, walked, whilst his carriago  was given up to men who had no other  claim on him than that of having suffered hurt in the discharge of their duty,  f.ord Kitchener i.s said never to smile.  The thing has been asserted so often that  only a positive grimace would induce  some people to believe mat he Could be  moved. At a recent important function  in the city of London, lord Kitchener was  received with a roar of applause which  might easily have constituted a record.  He turned his head from side to side, and  acknowledged the compliment with the  pleasantest of smiles. A lady who was  within a yard of him and watching him  closely, whispered to a companion: "There  now, even that did not bring a smile!"  Her astonishment was not greater than  ours that a superstition so flatly contradicted by the fact should find so prompt  a witness. At certain gatherings lately,  It must have been a great shock to some  people to find lord Kitchener with a lady  on his arm. Is it not well-known that he  is a woman-hater? His power of dissembling his hate would not be the least  of his accomplishments if the suggestion  were true.  So much for lord Kitchener, the man.  What of lord Kitchener, the soldier! Popular biographies and innumerable sketches  have made that side of him common property. From tho time that he worked  with the Palestine exploration fund, on  through his connection with the Cyprus  survey and the Egyptian troubles, down  to the surrender of the Boers, he has  shown himself a master organizer. He  can fight, he can diplomatise, and he can  lead; but great as his triumphs have been  in other directions, it Is in the evolving of  a   scheme   and   the   indomitable   patience  with which he carries it out that his suc-  "cess mainTy~"lTes. He has been likened to  a machine; the description is not wholly  wanting if we could conceive a machine  capable of working by its own volition.  Lord Kitchener has been a sort of emergency man in Africa. He clinched his  chance at the time of tho outbreak of  the Egyptian war in 1SS2, by a ruse which  is second best to Nelson's blind eye. He  was on leave of absence in Alexandria. In  order that he might not have to depart  just when war was imminent, he wasted  time by sending a telegraphic request that  his lenve should be extruded. The war  had begun before he got the reply recalling him; his knowledge of Arabic  made him invaluable to the British general. If ho had not so readily detect ed  and so eagerly grasped his opportunity  he might not have been known today as  conqueror alike of the Khalifa and the  Boers. Twenty years ago he was a lieutenant on the look out for a chance; the  rapidity of his rise would have turned the  head of a smaller man. When the advance  up the Nile began in 1806, few believed  that the final operations for crushing the  Khalifa would be left to sir Herbert Kitchener; when lord Roberts gave up the reins  at Pretoria in November, 1900. there were  many who thought that lord Kitchener for  a variety of reasons could not be left in"  charge. In the Soudan he conquered with  the railway, every length laid being literally another nail in the Khalifa's coflin;  in South Africa he achieved a similar end  with the aid of the blockhouse. Military  operations were simplified in the one case  a.s in the other by mecnanieal contrivance.  In India the scientific north-west frontier  is likely to be mado more, scientific still  when lord Kitchener is its warden. His  powers of organization were thought to  have shown themselves in the Soudan;  as a matter of fact the long preparation  for restoring the authority of Egypt was  an ordinary matter compared with the  task which faced lord Kitchener when ho  took over the command In South Africa.  As was said by a competent judge a few-  months ago, when one endeavors lo oven  recapitulate tho headings of the work accomplished by lord Kitchener between  November, 1900, nnd May. 1902. one must  be lost in admiration of the administrative  and   organizing  powers   of   the   man.    In  that   time   he   not  only  successfully  conducted military operation** pf__a_mpst_com-  plex character, and on the largest scale,  over a huge area of country, but he had  actually to train many of the men sent,  out by the war office, and "in addition���  with the aid, of course, of lord Milner���to  deal with innumerable subsidiary questions  of vast magnitude, for example, the care  and feeding of tons of thousands of women  and children in the concentration camps,  the creation of a constabulary, the administration of military and martial law over  tho immense territories in military-occupation. Ihe intricate problem of native  labor, tho management of the railways,  the return of the loyalist population  driven out by the Boors at the commencement of the war, and the resumption of  the gold mining Industry." In lord Kitchener. India will have a commander-in-  chief as resourceful, ns energetic, nnd  as independent of custom held sacred only  by red tape as' is the viceroy himself.  ADULTERATION IN CANADA.  Some objections may be mado to legislation In Canada to require all imitations of  woollen goods to be marked so as to show  the constituent fibres and other materials  and the f'elativc proportions of each..  As an epitome of the Grosvenor bill, introduced into the United States house of  representatives, tlie following etxract may  be quoted: "All manufactures of goods or  fabrics of any kind whatsoever made in  imitation of woollen goods or fabrics, or  goods which when so made are calculated  or intended to be sold as woollens or  woollen goods, not made wholly of new  or unused snoops' wool, shall so mark,  label or tag such goods, as that they may  be readily distinguished from genuine  wools, or woollens, as defined ln the first  section of this act. That such mark, label  or tag shall bo so attached,' as that it  cannot be detached except by design, and  such label shall accurately state In plain  printed letters and figures tho constituent  fibres or other materials or substances  of which if is composed, or the relative  proportion  per cent nf oaoh."  Why should not legislation along the  above lines be enacted in Canada? There  is surely good precedent for such action.  Take for instance the various laws already  on the statute book in  referece to dairy  products. __ Let _u sji u o ,t e:^^= ���___^-^.  (a) "No oleomargarine, buttertno, or  other .substitute for butter shall be manufactured in Canada or sold therein, and  every person who contravenes tlie provisions of this act in any manner whatsoever, shall incur a penalty not exceeding  four hundred dollars, and not less than  two hundred dollars, and in default of  payment shall be liable to imprisonment  for a term not exceeding twelve months  and   not  less  than   three  months.  (b) "No person shall soil, supply or send  to any choose or butter of condensed milk  factory, or to the owner or manager  thereof, or to the maker of butler, cheese,  or condensed milk, to be manufactured,  milk diluted with water, or in any way  adulterated, or milk from which any cream  has been taken, or milk commonly known  as  skim   milk.  (e) "No person shall manufacture, or  shall knowingly buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, or have- In his possession  for sale any cheese manufactured from or  by the use of skim milk, to which thero  has been added any fat which Is foreign  to such milk._  (d) "'No person shall soil, offer, expose  or have in his possession for sale any  cheese manufactured from or by the use  of milk commonly known as .skimmed  milk, or milk from which the cream has  been removed, or milk to which skim milk  has been added, unless the words "skim  milk cheese," arc branded, marked or  stamped in a legible manner upon the side  of every cheese, or package which contains the same in letters not loss than  three-quarters of an inch high and three-  quarters of an  inch wide.  (e) "No person shall sell, offer, expose  or have in his possession for sale any butter or cheese made in Canada and destined  for export therefrom, unless the word,  ������Canadian." "Canadion," or "Canada," is  printed, stamped or marked iu a legible  and indelible manner, in letters not loss  than throe-eighths of an inch high and  one-quarter of an Inch wide upon (1) Unbox or package containing tho butter or  choose; and (2) moreover in th<> case of  cheese, upon the choose itself, before it  is taken from the factory' whore It was  made.  (0 "No person shall knowingly sell, offer.  expose or have In his possesion for sale,  =any--chee.seior^butter^upon-"whicl]7=dr^ja1T;  any box or package containing which, is  printed, stamped or marked any month  other than the month In which such butter or cheese was made; and no person  shall knowingly, and with Intent to misrepresent, sell, offer, expose or have In  his possession for sale, any cheese or  butter represented in any manner as having been made in any month other than  the month in which it xvtx\. actually made."  in the United States tvherc tho businoss of manufacturing oleomargarine, bul-  torine and other imitations of butter has  grown to Immense proportions, legislative  action lists recently been tsikcn to prevent  such Imitations being sold ns butter. It  required a long and determined light on  the part of the American fanners to secure Iho passage through congress of the  so-called "Grout Bill." as every Influence  was brought to bear by the powerful incorporations Interested In the manufacture of adulterated d.airy products. Tho  chief provisions of this act is "That upon  oleomargarine which shall be manufactured or sold oi- removed for consumption or use, there shall bo assessed or collected a tax of ten cents per pound, to he  paid by the manufacturer thereof; and  any fractional part of a pound in a package shsill be taxed as a pound; Provided,  when oleomargarine i.s free from artltioi.tl  coloration that causes it to look like butter of any shade of yellow, said tax shall  be one-fourth of one cent iter pound."  Manufacturers of. and dealers in renovated butter and adulterated butter are  required to pay special yearly taxes, and  each pound of the former is subject to tho  tax of one-fourth of one cent and each  pound of the latter to the tax of ten cents  per pound. Stringent regulations are in  force for the purpose of compelling dealers and manufacturers to sell these adulterated goods for just what they are.  AVhy .^iiould not 'adult era ted woollen  goods be sold on thoir merits just as Imitation or. adulterated dairy products aro?  Some people may consider such legislation harassing, but as .lohn Bright once  said, there are people in the world who  think tho ton commandments the most  harassing legislation that was ever enacted, because thoy soom to run counter  to  thoir own  peculiarities  so  often.  BEGINNI NG_ EAR LY.  An early start is being made in getting candidates iu the field for municipal honors. After several conferences  held in a well-known doctor's office, at  which tho availability of several gentlemen were discussed, W. P. Teetzel  has been selected as tlie man to make  the race for mayor, those at the conferences considering lie ' would be a  stronger candidate than alderman  Selous. Yesterday John A. Turner,' ex-  government agent, and T. P. Procter  were around getting signatures to a  requisition asking Mr. Teetzel to make  the race. At the last election Mi*. Teetzel supported the candidacy of Frank  Fletcher, nnd as that gentleman was  supported by both Mr. Turner and Mr.  Procter, it seems as (lie line-up this  year will bo much tho same as it was  last year. Mr. Teetzel was an alderman  in 1S97 and 1S9S, and was one of tho  most progressive men in the council.  He has always declared himself as being  in favor of civic ownership of public  utilities, but the men who have taken  the initiative in inducing him to becomo  a candidate for mayor at this time, are  known to be hostile���and some of them  virulently so���to civic ownership of any  utility. The men who oppose the men  who have brought out Mr. Teetzel���and  their opposition is based on well-defined  principles and not. on personal feeling���  have been discussing the availability ot"  a mini her of gentlemen for the office of  mayor, among others William Irvine,  Dr. G. A. B. Hall, Thomas M. Ward, and  Chris Morrison. As the registration of  voters does not commence until December 1st, it is probable that definite  action will not be taken in bringing out  candidates before that date.  MONTANA IS RKPURUCAN.  Helena, Nov. ".���Nearly complete returns  show thai the republicans made a clean  swoop of Montana for the lirst time in ton  years. Ten senator out of sixteen who  will hold over, aro oloctod by republicans  and will participate in the election of a  United Stales senator In 1901 to succeed  Gibson. The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.      Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  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 and Mount Royal, G. 0. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clou9ton, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, &ggff SSJS?1 A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  ��#��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  I Imperial Bank of Canada j  CAPITAti,   (Authorized) '....- S^OOO,OOO  CAPITAL     (Paid Up).' &2_ Ses',932  "REST  ' S&&,4383595  HEAD  OFFCE,   TORONTO;   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec.  D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.  T. R. MERRITT, President.  E. HAT. Assistant Gen. Manager.  W.  MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business tranasted.  Savings  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special  attention given to collections. j. ffl, LAY, Manager.  Canadian Bank of Continence  With Which is Amalgamated  The Bank of British Columbia  Paid Up Capital  $S,000,000    .  Reserve   Fund  $2,000,000  Aggregate Resources Over $05,000,000  Head Office,   -   Toronto.  HON.  GEO. A.  COX, President. B. E.  WALKER, General Manager.  .NELSON  BRANCH.  Saving's  Bank  Department���Deposits received and interest allowed. Present rate 3 per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.  ��� ���������������������������.......9..���������.������.&��������������������������������������������������������������������������������  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVB  5-00 a. m.  Daily.  LEAVE  8 a.m.  8 a.m.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyio,  Cranbrook, Marysville, iort  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lothbridgc, Winnipeg, and  -���   all Eaatern points.  6:10  6:10 p. m.  Daily  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  obson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  .evolsloke.and all points east  ,nd west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  ARHIVB  5:00 p. m.  Daily.  ARRTVB  10*5 a.m.  9:35 p.m.  9:35 p.m.  Daily  9:35 p.m,  Dafly  in legislatures and parliaments shall  pass restrictive legislation, but when  they have the opportunity to do something that "Will restrict the employment  of Chinese, the cry is raised that a hardship may be worked on the poor Chinese.  there is a sufficient number of members  unwilling to take chances on re-election  who will stand any one for premier rather than bring on a general election at  this lime. Any combination that could  be formed under present conditions  would be a mere makeshift, without a  policy or the will to carry it out had  they one. It would be merely a government of drift. The present government  has not passed bad legislation because  at no time had it a majority that could  be depended on to pass any and all bills  brought in by the government. One of  the acts that would not have been passed, or even brought in, by the present  government had it a working majority,  is the Redistribution Act, an Act that  gives every section of the province fair  representation in the legislative assembly. Yet this is one of the Acts that is  down for repeal or amendment if Eberts  gains control of the government. If premier Dunsmuir has the best interests of  the province at heart, a profession he  has often made publicly, he will either  continue in offlce or ask for a dissolution.  The people do not want Eberts as premier, and only those in the City of Victoria have by their votes expressed a  willingness to give Prior a trial. Stand  by your profession, James Dunsmuir,  and you can only do so by remaining in  oflice or making it possible for the people to select your successor.  LKAVK  9:15 ajn.  SLOCAN RIVHR RAILW*Y arhjcvb  Slocan City, Silverton      ew 3:40 p.m.  Denver. Three Forks, San-.on  (Daily except Sunday)  ____\T"i  _ p. m.  4 p. m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour.Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  ,rdo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lake Branoh.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tue. Thur. and Sat)  Mayor Fletcher at the meeting of the  city council pn Monday night placed  himself on record by saying that as head  of the city's executive staff he could  vouch for the capacity and diligence of  the men who are paid for doing the  city's clerical work. Who can the mayor  get to vouch for his diligence in attending to the duties for which he is  paid?  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GREAT NOETHEBN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  7-15 a.m  Mount'in"  8:05 a. mi  Daily.  NELSON  &  FORT   SHEP-  PARD  RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Ronsland, Colville  and Spokane.  Making through connections  at Spokane to the south,  cost and west.  AKRTVE  Monjitfin  7:19 p. ecu  Depot.  8 p. ni.  Daily  LEAVE  Nelson  6:00 a. m.  ICaslo  3:35 p. in.  Dai!**  KOOTKNAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  AltUIVK  I_ftHlO  8:40 a. m.  NelHon  7:15 p. m.  DaUy  LBAVK  DaUy  6:00 a. m  KASI.O & SLOGAN  RAILWAY  AKKIVB  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a in.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded ln 1892.  The failure of the Northwestern Development Syndicate, Limited, to take up  the bond on the Eva . mine, situate  near Camborne in Lardeau district, does  not necessarily mean that the Eva is  not a good property. The bond was  not taken up, so it is stated, because  there was too^big a "divvy" for, the men  who engineered the deal. It was not a  case of over-promotion of capital, but  of over-promotion of "divvy."  Alderman Selous has had to stand  considerable chaff and no end of cen-  ^ut,^f6r=tSe^lause=in^fs_wasn^Hbuse'  by-law which prohibited the hanging of  clothes within 40 feet of a street. The  words used in the clause are the words  used in the Municipal Clauses Act. As  alderman Selous did not draft the bylaw, he probably did not road the clause  until he was scorched by an anonymous  letter writer in the Daily News. Although a confirmed bachelor, the genial  if grizzled alderman from the West ward  would not for an instant favor legislation that would work a hardship on the  good housewives who do their own  washing-.  According   to   the   Rossland   Miner,  Smith Curtis, M.P.P., has gone back to  his first love, Hon. Joseph Martin.   He  accepts "Joe" as his politcal leader. The  Liberal    Association  of  Rossland  is  a  unit of the    political    party of which  Joseph Martin is the accepted leader in  British   Columbia,   and   Smith   Curtis  states that at the next meeting of the  association he will, by    motion or by  resolution,  introduce the lead question  as a topic for discussion.   This declaration on the part of Smith Curtis will  come as a surprise to those who have  heard him declare that he would nevermore play the part of "Joan" to Joseph  Martin's "Darby."      It.  is''  significant,  however, coming, as it does, at a time  when  the  political    rumors    from  the  Coast all indicate that Smith Curtis doss  not figure in any of the combinations or  slates made for filling minsterial positions in the event of Hon. James Dunsmuir resigning the premiership. Should  Dunsmuir resign in favor of Hon. D. M.  Eberts,    which is a possibility, Eberts  would be premier and attorney-general,  A.: E. McPhillips of Victoria provincial  secretary, Richard McBride of Dewdney  commissioner of lands and works, R. F.  Green of IQislo minister of mines, captain R. G. Tatlow of Vancouver finance  minister, and Charles Clifford of Cassiar  president of the council.   This would be  a straight Conservative government, in  which Liberals    and    Progressives and  Socialists would   have no part   except  only to hold up their hands in order to  keep the    above-named    gentlemen in  office.   It is not likely that Smith Curtis  could   be   depended, on to hold up his  hand   aright at all times,    even if by  doing so it would keep McPhillips and  Tatlow, who were   liis    allies for two  sessions, and McBride and Green, who  were his allies for one session, in power.  Smith    Curtis    would be in no    better  plight were Hon. E. G. Prior to succeed  Dunsmuir*     Prior is as ambitious    as  Eberts is to be premier, and he should  havethe first,call on the succession, for  city cannot install a plant of its own  on Kootenay river, a river in which  there is almost an unlimited supply of  water the year round, and generate  power at a cost of less than $3G per  horse power per year. Yet he does not  venture to give figures to prove his  contention. Electric power is sold in  Eastern Canada as low as $20 per horse  power per year. The City of Nelson  can borrow money as cheap as any  power company in Canada, and the  first cost of the machinery and supplies  used in installing a plant is the same  no matter where the plant may be installed; the difference in cost is made  up in freight and wages. Freight and  wages would represent about one-half  the total cost of installing a plant at  Nelson. The estimated cost of installing the proposed plant here is $150,000.  Of this $75,000 represents the first cost  of generators, transformers, turbines,  wire, and necessary electrical supplies.  The other $75,000 represents freight  and disbursements for wages in building flumes, power house, and installing  the plant. This cost is twice as much  as in the east, therefore what would cost  $75,000 here could be done in the east  for $37,500, and the proposed plant at  Nelson that is estimated to cost $150,000  could be built in the east for $112,500.  If the plant has a capacity of 1,000  horse power, the plant would have cost  $150 per horse power at Nelson and  $112.50 per horse power in the east. The  cost of operating and maintaining a  plant is probably 50 per cent higher at  Nelson than in Eastern Canada, and  the cost there would be $6 per horse  power per year as against $9 at Nelson.  Add the cost per horse power for operating and maintaining to the interest  and sinking fund charges on the money  invested and you have $16.12 1-2 as "the  cost of generating electric power in the  east and $22.50 as the cost at Nelson.  The larger the plant the less the cost  per horse power, arid it is safe to say  that, notwithstanding all the expensive  blunders made by the West Kootenay  Power & Light Company in installing  its plant on Kootenay river, each  horse power it supplies customers costs  less than $18 per year. So that its  latest proposition to the; City of Nelson  is on a basis of profit like the Dutchman's one per cent.  WICKEDNESS OF THE WEST CONTRASTED  WITH THE WORLDEINESS OF THE EAST  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  I'*'  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mail  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, ?1.50. No subscription taken for less than a year.  SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER  8,   1902.  When it was suggested that the Chinese laundries in Nelson should be confined to the blocks in which several of  them are already located, aldermen expressed themselves as being afraid that  such restriction might work a hardship  on the Chinese engaged in that particular business. While it will be admitted that Chinese are, apparently, a necessary evil in Nelson at present, yet  there are larger towns than Nelson on  the Pacific Coast that get along remarkably well without Chinese. People demand that, the men representing them  Tho Daily News of Nelson says that  the Bank of Commerce has notified the  provincial government that the province's overdraft at that bank must be  reduced or paid off. The province owes  the bank $2,000,000, or $10 for each of  her inhabitants. Let the finance minister issue bonds of the denomination  of $10, bearing 3 per cent interest, payable annually at any bank in the province, and offer the issue to the public,  and we will venture the prediction that  the whole issue will be subscribed for  in a week and every dollar of the money  will come from that now on deposit in  the savings departments of our banks.  British Columbia does not need to hawk  securities in London in order to pay off  her bank overdraft.  did he not save the Dunsmuir government from defeat last March in the Victoria by-election by defeating E. V.  Bodwell, whose candidacy had the support of original insurgents like McPhillips and Tatlow and latter-day malcontents like McBride and Green? Were  Prior made premier, he would probably  fire Eberts and take in Harry Helmcken  as attorney-general and give the vacant  portfolio of provincial secretary to  "Billy" Mclnnes or "Dennio" Murphy.  In neither combination does Smith Curtis figure, and his only hope for removing himself from the position of splendid isolation in which his late allies have  left him is by getting back into the Liberal ranks and fighting under the leadership of his old leader, "Fighting Joe"  Martin.  WHAT CHEAP POWER IS DOING  FOR HAMILTON.  Manufacturing is making Hamilton,  Ontario, grow so fast that the limits  of the city are to be extended. . One of  the causes for this rapid growth is the  cheapness of electric power generated  at Niagara Falls. Nelson, with almost  an unlimited amount of water going to  waste at its very doors, could be to British Columbia what Hamilton is to Ontario, an Associated Press dispatch says  there is a regular boom on in Hamilton in manufacturing, and the prospects of additional industries has set  the city fathers thinking in the direction  of an extension of the city limits. The  Deering factory at Brockville will close  and the machinery and 250 workmen  will be removed to Hamilton. Although  the buildings are not yet completed,  work will start at the factory at once,  and by next spring 1,000 workmen will  . be employed. The company has intimated to the city that 1,000 workmen's  houses will be necessary next year, and  at present there are not 25 vacant  buildings suitable for such a class in  the city. Every day letters are received  and deputations from the states and  England are heard regarding the establishment of new industries���the bis  smelter, cheapness of power and easy  wafer"commuriicati6n^beiug=big=iriuu'ce^  ments. Percy Hughes, representing E.  Hughes & Son, carpet manufacturers,  Kidderminster, England, is now at  Hamilton. If a suitable free site is  given, his company will establish a  branch Canadian factory there to employ 500 men. The Hamilton Bridge  Company is building a large addition to  their works. Present indications are  that Hamilton's population will be over  60,000 next year.  From time to time during the last  fourteen years missionaries and preachers of the different churches have visited British Columbia and on their return  home have invariably maligned and traduced our people. The average missionary is an inexperienced youth and  tho average eastern preacher is an intolerant, narrow-minaed bigot. The  press has defended our people from the  aspersions of these immature and narrow-minded zealots, but in no instance  has it been done in a more truthful and  clean-cut manner than in tne following  letter, written by the Rev. Peter Wright,  D. D., of St. Paul's Presbyterian church  in Nelson, to The Presbyterian of Toronto, the official organ of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. The letter is  headed  KOOTENAY     MINISTERS  AND   MISSIONARIES.  In a recent issue of The Presbyterian  there is a communication from Rev. J.  G. Shearer on "Ministerial Support in  the Kootenay." No one who knows Mr.  Shearer but must feel that the purest  motives and kindliest feelings inspired  that article, and that nothing could be  more alien to his thought and purpose  than to wound his brethren or unfairly  reflect on their lack of loyalty to Christ  or lack of courage in presenting truth  and denouncing wickedness. Yet one  can hardly see how your readers can.  evade the inference that the Kootenay  ministers and missionaries of the Presbyterian church, as portrayed by Mr.  Shearer's friendly pen, must* be a  cowardly, time-serving class of men. In  his opening paragraph he says: "The  ministry is not adequately supported.  As a result some splendid men, whose  actual needs (including those depending  on them) _were not being met, have  reluctantly left the field. Others who  have remained there have been disheartened and have lost the courage to  do and dare what, they know they  ought in the awful fight with evil, and  for the Kingdom. Yet others have unconsciously had their ethical perception  sorely warped and have come to tolerate, excuse and defend things that ought  to be denounced and resisted to the  death. Needless to say, if these things  be so, something ought to be done."  Yes, if that is a correct description  of the Kootenay ministers, "something  ought to be done." Mr. Shearer's remedy is an increase of salary, mine would  he to recall them from their fields and  endeavor to -fill their places with worthier and more heroic men. Mr. Shearer  refers to and characterizes 'three distinct classes. (1) Some splendid men,  who by reason of inadequate support  have ieft the field. (2) Some cowardly  men who    succumb  to evil  influences,  give up the fight and drift with the  tide, and (3) Some men who must be  possibly bad, since they not only tolerate and excuse, but actually "defend  things that ought to be denounced and  resisted to the death." True, Mr.  Shearer does not say that this is an  exhaustive classification of Kootenay  ministers and missionaries, but when  he makes three classes out. of a small  presbytery of 15 members there are  presumably not many loft to constitute a fourth. I question if any of the  difficulties encountered in western work  could bo so disheartening to the ministers as would be the feeling that he is  distrusted by his eastern brethren and  regarded as a coward or a traitor. Difficulties only inspire a true man with  fresh courage; distrust can give him  -only  pain.  I am personally acquainted with all  our Kootenay men. I have visited  four-fifths of their fields and have frequently met with them all in connection  with their work; but I know of uo man  among them who has given up the fight,  either by lowering the ideal of a Christian life or by growing faint-hearted in  his denunciation of evil. It may be  true that certain forms of evil are more  daringly displayed here than in some  older communities, and the danger of  lowering one's standard to the current  morality is not to be ignored. It. may  be admitted, as a simple fact, that the  moral shock which the public immorality, say the Sabbath baseball match,  at first produces, becomes less painful  as the eye gets accustomed to the sight,  or the ear to the sound. But it does  not follow that one's moral antagonism  to such evils is less real or even less  active. The philosophy of Pope may  be disproved rather than illustrated by  our attitude to vice:  "Vice is a monster of so frightful mem  That to bo hated needs but to be seen,  Yet,   seen  too  oft,   familiar  with  her  face.  We first endure, then pity,  then  embrace."  The   nurse   or   the    surgeon   is   less  shocked by the  sight of the    ghastly  wound  than  is  some  tender    soul  not  yet inured  to scenes  of suffering,  but  whose feelings are expanded in useless  ejaculations of distress.   The "true ministering angel  transmutes  emotions  as  quickly  as  generated    into   action,   by  which  the wound is bandaged and the  pain relieved.  So far as I know the ministers of the  Kootenay presbytery are, to a man,  faithful and fearless in dealing with  the problems that confront them. Our  problems here are very similar to those  in the east. True, mining camps in  their early stages often exhibit ghastly  features that are to be deplored and  "resisted to the death." But it is a  mistake to suppose that the typical  western town of Canada is a sink of  iniquity, Where life and property are in  danger, and where a family must be  reared amid deadly perils.   There is no  town or city in the east whose streets  are more free from drunken men or  where less profanity is heard, or that  might be travelled with greater impunity even by unprotected women at any  hour of the day or of the night, than  are the streets of Nelson and of many  otiipr Kootenay or Boundary tf-wn;.*.  Much unnecessary work is done on the  Sabbath, especially in the developing  and operating of mines. But with respect to ordinary Sabbath quiet, most of  our western towns differ little from  thoso in the east. In this, as in other  aspects, public sentiment is improving,  being stimulated by faithful preaching  and liy Mr. Shearer's helpful visits. It  is still true, however, that even in  some of our best towns there are a few  Sabbaths,in the year when the shouts of  the baseball teams and the cheers of  the crowd might almost lead an cast-,  erner to imagine that he had got back  toward the sunrise as far as Montreal.  One of the features of our Sabbath services is the large attendance of young  men who, for the most part, are removed from the sweetening, gracious  influences of home life.  ��� One of the greatest discouragements  of western ministers is the gross indifference of many of our members, who,  though active in Christian work in the  eastern; congregations whence they  came, absolutely refuse to render the  least assistance in their new environment. It is eastern indifference quite  as much as western wickedness we have  to dread. In this very presbytery the  most flagrant violations of the Sabbath  law have been committed by the Crow's  Nest Pass Coal Company, whose responsible directors are citizens of Toronto and members of the Christian  churches. This presbytery is now prepared, I think, to give facts and figures,  dates, names arid, if need be, sworn  testimony, to prove that men in that  company's employ have been threatened  with instant dismissal if they declined  to work on the Sabbath. Can we wonder that many laboring men stand  aloof from the churches, whose prominent members are crushing them, or  allowing them to be crushed, by the most  cruel species of tyranny. A committee  of the presbytery has this matter in  charge, and I shall not further anticipate their report on the state of matters in our coal mining camps and  towns.  Mr. Shearer's reference to the cost of  living is timely and ought to be helpful  if the church will lay to heart his counsel. The scale of living will, no doubt,  in time be toned down to its proper  level. Meanwhile let our church be  generous and let our men also.be patient  and courageous. Above all let them beware of supposing that the only way to  earn the highest praise and be classified as "splendid men" is to abandon  the more arduous-work of this new and  glorious western land and seek the  greener pastures of the east or the  south.  ���***��� W ������**���������������������?-i*.--"^  " NELSON   REAL   ESTATE  JKuBk  It is claimed that premier Dunsmuir  is determined to resign, and that his  resignation would have been handed in  ere this if only lie could name as his  successor a man who could control a  working majority of the members of the  house, so that a general election would  not be brought on until the life of tho  present   house  had   expired   by   limita-  There are people in Nelson wondering  how it is that the manager of the West  Kootenay    Power   &  Light    Company,  Limited, is always  in evidence    whenever the City of Nelson makes an attempt   at   improving   its   electric  light  plant and system,  a civic    owned and  operated  public  utility.    Is it because^  the manager of the power company has  an interest in Nelson because of residence or of ownership In property?    Or  is it because he is interested in a public-  spirited way in the future    growth  of  Nelson?     The   power   company's   manager lives in Rossland;  his name does  not appear on  the assessment    roll  of  Nelson as the owner of real estate; and  his declared antipathy to the business  interests of Nelson, oft repeated, would  indicate that he is not anxious for the  commercial   advancement   of  this   city.  He is continually offering the city advice;  but, no doubt, he is encouraged in this  hy    friends      occupying    high    official  tion.   It is hardly probable that such a  man can be found, but the hope is that    positions in Nelson.   He says that the  THE POPE ABDICATED.  The Paris correspondent of the London Daily News is responsible for the  following:  Everybody who is at all acquainted  with the policies of the Vatican is  aware of the enormous influence! of  cardinal Rampolla in the councils of his  church. He is still comparatively young,  while Leo XIII., is, to quote the metaphor of a French writer, M. Jean de  Bonnefon, "but a milky fleck in a cluster of stars." M. de Bonnefon, a doctor  in theology, and one of the best-informed Frenchmen on the Roman question, has shown over and over again in  his interesting communications that  cardinal Rampolla is not only powerful, but all-powerful, and is, in fact, a  sort of uncrowned pope.  Writing in the Paris o.Iurnal, M. de  Bonnefon tells us the latest piece of  news, and startling enough it is. A  short time ago, cardinal Rampolla prevailed upon the pope to abdicate in his  favor, and a conclave would have been  summoned which, voting under the  pressure of papal infallibility, would  have ratified the choice, by an election  pro forma. The secret of the intrigue  came out in this way: The Vatican possesses two printing works. One takes  up the whole of the Sixtus V. gallery,  anil all sorts of documents intended Tor  publication are printed there. The other  is in a secluded building Into which nobody is allowed without written leave  of the pope's major domo. The men  employed there are the safest in the  world. They are 'all tried Catholics',  and every year they give an oath not  to betray the secret of documents entrusted to them.  A few weeks ago a high prolate, one  *?*!  >.���.���>*  ��.*.��*  #  ������.If*  ifi  ���'.���*���*  w  ifc  '"ir  ?��*?  �����.���!>*  .��'('���.  ���.���.->*  ..ft.  m  ..ft.  ������.���*-���  VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet, north frontage, between Josephine and Hall Streets,  unimproved.    Price, $1260 Cash.  BAKER STREET���Inside Lot 50x120 feet, south frontage, between Josephine and Hall Streets, unimproved. Price, $5,000, or will put lot against  permanent improvements to cost $5,000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet, north frontage, between Hall and  Hendryx Streets, Improvements, 5-room Cottage, with all conveniences.  Price,  $2,500.  For further particulars, address or apply to  "���?t?-!J?*8P-  ;ifti i*��-��'ii^-i_tifii'iiiti*i Ji.<l_^^ .<.'#>.>'��'.. >'#t. >'��v. >'#t. ,v��t. >��t. v��b. .if.. _�����,. >'��;.. _t|_ ___.  ���-���^������������������-���-���������-������������������^  j Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited. I  I      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of     I  I Factory Work. |  f   KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY. �� t  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  | Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C. j  ���**M>44*��*��-��*-^+-*^^^  of the state secretaries for the Vatican,  brought a sealed envelope to the confidential  printing shop,  and    said the  contents must be set up at once.   The  men who  had  other work  to  do,  sent  round for two of the most reliable men  from the other works.   These assistants  wero not upon their oath.    The "copy"  set up by them was so amazing that one  of  them,  who  owed   his  position  to  a  cardinal, went and told him.   The story  may be summed up briefly:    The procedure  for   the    election  of a pope  is  made up of traditions, written law and  compromises.    Besides this, every pope  gives directions in his will, which affect  more or less the procedure of his successors' election.    The document referred to was nothing less than the seventh  pontifical  will  of Leo XIII.    It was a.  new departure, indeed, in all papal tra"  dit.ions.    Leo XIII. was no longer contented   with   bequeathing   his   offlce  to  (tirdinal   Rampolla,  as   he  tried   to  do  last.   year.     (The    scheme    was   made  public too soon and miscarried, doctors  in canon law having shown that such  a bequest was null and void.) This  time the document, written out entirely  in cardinal Rampolla's hand, and  signed by the pope, was simply a deed  of conveyance of the tiara to the ambitious cardinal. The pope, after notifying his abdication (in which he was  within his right), set forth that his  policy ought not to be interrupted by  his death. The pope, addressing each  cardinal by letter, and after referring  to the interests of the church and the  infallibility of the pope, entreats him  not to oppose his choice of a successor,  the only man who knows all the secrets  of the present papal policy. Now that  this scheme is known it will come to  nothing, but M. de Bonnefon feels sure  that the fertile brain of cardinal Rampolla will devise some new combination.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  TO RENT.  FURNISHED Rooms; from $5 to |7.E0 per  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street  Q.   B.  MATHEWS,   -    Proprietor  DBOSSEB'S SECOND HAND  B  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything-.  Wo buy, sell, or rent, or store anything:  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  "Western   Canadian   Employment  Agency  In connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R,  Ticket Oflice.  P.   O.   Box  588.     Phone  2G1A. J The Nelson Tribune  POSTPONEMENT OF A DISMISSAL ENDS A  SOMEWHAT HEATED EXCHANGE OF WORDS  On Monday night mayor Fletcher, aldor-  men I-lainiltuu, Selous, Morrison, Scanlan,  and Irving, two reporters, and the chief  of the lire department were present when  acting city cleric W'asson read the minutes  of tlie last meeting of the eity council,  which were found to be correct and were  adopted.  The members of the finance committee  had allixcd  their names to a payroll, and  It was  ORDERED   PAID.  David   W,ood,    streets   L.   Paterson,   sidewalks   William Richardson, sidewalks   Prank Deacon,  streets   A. Ratcliff, streets '   J.   Johnson,   streets   J.   Foote,   streets   W.  Moldren,  streets   R.   Cloudier,   streets   George  Colwell,   health   department.  Total     '.." $2i:  PETITIONS.  F. W.  Petlit and S.  P.  Shaw petitioned  for a light at  the corner  of  Robson  and  . Ward  streets.    Tlio  petition  was  referred  to the fire, water and light committee.  A.   Anderson   and   others   petitioned   for  a  sidewalk  on   Kootenay   street,   between  Robson   and   Gore   streets.     The   petition  was   referred   to   tlio   public   works   committee, but not before alderman Hamilton,  who is chairman of the finance committee,  had  remarked:    "You had bettor go slow  from   this   time  on,   for   we   do   not  know  where  we  are   at^ until   the  auditor   gets  that nine-months' report or his in."  MRS.  SMITH'S CLAIM.  Taylor  &  O'Shea,  barristers,  wrote saying that  Mrs.  Margaret Smith  had .placed  her  claim  against  the  city  In   respect  to  nursing  Mrs.  Blondel,  who  was  suffering  from   diphtheria,   and   had   been   removed  from  the Hume hotel by th'e direction of  the medical health oflicer of the city.   The  amount  claimed  is $S0.  Mayor Fletcher���I can see no difference  betwen paying this bill 'and for paying  the expenses incurred at. Mr. Starkey's last  winter. The Starkey case was a precedent.  ���-a-Alderman Hamilton���I do not agree with  you, Mr. Mayor. In tlie Starkey case, the  doctors said it was smallpox, and it' the  patient had' been removed to the isolation  or smallpox hospital the cost to the city  ���"would have been much larger than the bill  that was rendered and paid for quarantining Mr. Starkey's residence. There is  no  similarity  in  the cases at all.  This -was-the view taken by the other  aldermen, but as the Hill rendered by  Mrs. Smith had been O. K.'d by the medical health oflicer of the city, it was deemed  best to order it paid, at the same time instructing the proper city oflicial to take  steps to collect the amount, or part of it,  from Mrs." Blonder*s husband, who is a  traveler for J. Y. Griffin & Co.  BY-LAWS.  The several by-laws, notice of whose introduction wns given at tlio last meeting  of the council, were read a first and  second time and considered in committee  of the whole. One extends the limits of  the city so as to take in that portion of  the Davis hillside addition lying southwest  of Park street, also the blocks on which  tho waterworks reservoir is situate.  Another declares all buildings on the foreshore between AVard and |the 'eastern*,  boundary line of the city to bo nuisances,  and their owners  trespassers. : The build  ings must bo removed within seven months  from the date of the passage of the bylaw. This will work no hardship on occupiers who are poor and unable to secure  quarters during the coming winter. A  third was one designating a location in  which laundries and wash-houses could be  carried on, and tlie fourth was a by-law  fixing   electric   light   rates.  Tlio   laundry   by-law ��� as   introduced   set  apart   the   foreshore  opposite   block  71   as  the  locality in  which  they could be operated.   The mayor objected, saying that the  council  had  been  trying to get nuisances  removed   from   the   foreshore,   and   there  could be no greater nuisance and eyesore  than a number of Chinese laundries strung  along   the   water   front.     He   wanted   the  ground    above    the    electric     light     dam  selected.    Alderman   Hamilton   said   there  was  neither sewers  nor water in  that locality.    Alderman Irving wanted  to  know  why the laundries could not all be located  in  the blocks bounded by Hall and AVard  streets on the east and west, Front street  on  the  north,   and  the  alleyway  between  Vernon   and   Lake   streets   on   the   south.  One or two of the alderman thought that  would work a hardship on the Chinese, as  the number of lots available were few and  high-priced.     Alderman   Scanlan   said   no  good reason could be advanced to encourage   the   establishment   of   more   Chinese  laundries in the city, and if they were restricted to the blocks mentioned by alderman Irving, where there are a number of  laundries already,  and compelled  to erect  brick buildings no great damage would be  done  the city.    Mayor Fletcher remarked  that the fire limits would have to be extended  in   the  case,   and al  the  aldermen  finally  agreed  that   the   locality  described  be  substituted   for  the foreshore  opposite  block 74, alderman Selous saying that the  only reason he had the foreshore opposite  block 74 placed in the by-law was because  the land belonged to the city and the Chincso might move to that locality with less  trouble than to any other locality.  A PROPOSITION.  AVhen the by-law for fixing the rates for  electric lighting was  under discussion the  following letter was read:  ROSSLAND, November 1st, 1902.  Frank Fletcher, Esq., Mayor of Nelson-  Dear Sir: I now beg to confirm my verbal  offer to you for the supplying of power for  the operating of your total number of incandescent lights in the City of Nelson.  We are willing to enter into a contract'  to'supply the., corporation of the City of  Nelson with a sufficient quantity.of power  for the operating of the said lights at  the rate of- $iSG per horse-power per annum, power to be turned on one hour and  a half before darkness sets in and to be  turned off one hour after daybreak; this  power to be charged for on an average of  three hours  peak load. ._...-  I a.m under the impression that if your  present system was overhauled and 2,000-  volt distribution put in all over your city,  that the total amount of power required  Cor the operating of your total number of  incandescent lights, at the present time,  would not exceed 350 horse-power. So  that the cost on this basis would be approximately $1,050 per month. .. With this  arrangement' you would save all generating station help, which you now have;,  in fact, we will deliver ibis power and  regulate same for the price quoted above.  Should the corporation decide to install  a plant of its own, I think that you will  find that the price which we have quoted  you for tho supplying: of power for tho  operating of all your lights is less than  the operating expenses of a 1,000-horse-  power plant, leaving the interest of the  cost of said plant out of t*_�� question. AVe  trust that we may be able to secure your  valued order, and we also consider that  the price per horse-power, which we have  quoted,   is   so   attractive   that   under   no  consideration could your <_ty afford '.o install a plant ot" its own.    Yours very truly,  THE     WEST     KOOTENAY     POWj'.R   &  LIGHT   COMPANY,   LIMITED,   by   L.  A.   Campbell,  General Manager.  Although   tlie   mayor   appeared   anxious  to  treat it seriously,  the aldermen  would  have none of it, and it was filed.  A   HEATED   DISCUSSION.  Tho resolution  moved  by alderman  Irving  and  seconded  by alderman  Morrison,  that the services of E. Macleod as a clerk  in  tlie collector's ofllco  be dispensed with  on and after November 30th,  caused considerable  discussion,   which  at  times  was  heated.   The mayor said it was not manly  to dismiss a man without an investigation,  and   alderman. Hamilton   insinuated   that  Macleod  was  being dismissed because he  had    stopped   purchasing   groceries    from  alderman   Scanlan.    Aruemian   Irving   replied  to   the   mayor's  retort  that  he   (the  mayor)   had  discharged   the  chief , of   the  fire  department last  year without an  investigation   and   on   a   trivial   charge   instigated by a saloonkeeper.  Alderman Scanlan countered on alderman  Hamilton  -with   a   tongue    lashing    that  made Hamilton wince.   He said that Hamilton was nothing but a trimmer, who had  gone back on every promise lie had made,  and never voted on any question until he  was   sure   he   was   on   the   winning   side.  When he > was sure that four was on one  side of the table, he would be one- of the  four; when the four was on the other side  of the table, he was on that side.   Scanlan  said   business   men   in   the   council   had  enough to contend with without having to  defend themselves from the tattle of talebearing  city   officials. .  Alderman Selous said his. mind was  made up, and it was to the effect that he  would no longer vote to keep in office men  who neglected their duties through drinking and Macleod, to his personal knowledge, was guilty of that offence.  Alderman Morrison was of the same  opinion. -'���-..'.���  Mayor Fletcher���Why was not that  charge made first, as it alters the case?  Alderman Irving���When the council hires  a man to do clerical work it is not with  the understanding that before they discharge him they must hold an in\ obligation as to whether or hot he has done his  duty. They should discharge him as thoy  hire him. The trouble seems to be, that  the city officials run tlie council Instead ot  the council  the city officials.  At this stage, aldermen Selous and M01  rison and Scanlan intimated that the motion had better be laid over a week, and  the:mayor, and alderman Hamilton thought  so to, and alderman Irving seeing himselt  up against it, had to, more or less giac-  iously, agree.  During the discussion, the mayoi and  alderman Hamilton said Macleod was one  of the best clerks they ever had under  them, and the..;maydr appealed to acting  city clerk Wasson for corroborative testimony. Macleod, who was present, spoke  in his own behalf,, and denied point blank  every charge brought against him for talebearing. .  The episode is probably closed, as the  sympathy .dodge is being worked in Mac-  leod's behalf for all it3 is worth.  MISCELLANEOUS. <>  Alderman Morrison as chairman of the  public works committee a^Ked for the consideration of a number of improvements,  but the hour was late and the matter  went over.  AV., E. AVasson was made collector of  taxes, so that remittances would not hereafter be sent to the city clerk,'who had  been designated as assessor and collector.  The council ad.iourned till Thursday  night, in order that the by-laws to be submitted to the ratepayers, could be perfected and read a third time.  the admisintrashun. It's too much  worruk to thry to be a colleague of the  loikes of Mr. Tarte.'  " 'Has it come-to that?' asks Larryer.  -'It has,' said all the ministhers in concert. 'Thin, Tarte, me bye,' says Lar-  ryer,~*it's all up Avith you. One of us  must go, and I would sooner it was not  me. You're far too diver and too active  fer a government such as this.' 'But I  was merely obeying orthers,' said Tarte.  ���Thrue for you,' replied Larryer, 'but  ye obeyed thim too well. I can't afford  to have a minister who is so much  betther than all the rest. It's a violation of the constitooshun, the tin commandments, and the crimilan code, ail  combined. AVith your consint ye're  kicked out of this government.'  "And what do all the liberal, worshippers of Tarte say now?" asked Hin-  nessev.  "Meroly that he's a vagabond loike  Cain on the face of the earth."  "And Avhat says Tarte?"  "Moighty little as yet. Sometimes he  mutters 'Put not your faith in prim-  years/ and again he says 'a little  pathratism is a dangerous thing.' " -  A GEORGE ADE COPYRIGHTED FABLE  HOW AN OFF-YEAR ELECTION WAS LOST  HOTEL PHAIR  I SO ROOMS  S_e____e____a______a-��3a>>'^BB____K3____a-<__^HMB__i  A!l IVjoderq Conveniences  Special F^ates to Tourists  e. e. phair  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor    Streets,     NELSON, B.C  MR. DOOLEY  ON  MR.   TARTE.  (With   apologies to Mr. P. H. Dunne.)  "Have ye  heard of the  tirrible fate  "TlTat cTvei'took TsralFTa1'te?''=SskmrMrr  Dooley.  "Is it the main guy of the Liberal  parthy that ye main?" enquired Mr.  Hinnessey.  "The same; that Avas, but is no  longer," replied Dooley.  "Have they condimned him to be a  guvner or sintinced him to the sinit?"  asked Hinnessey.  "Worse than that," said Dooley.  "They caught him rid-handed thryin to  earn his salary, and they pristnted him  Avith his walking ticket. It all came  about in this way. The foreman on the  job is sir Wilfy Larryer, knight of this  and of that, and dimmycrat up to the  hilt. When sir "Willy Avas plain misther, loike you and me, Hinnissey,  toimes wero hard with him. Ho Avas  eighteen years out of Avorruk. All he  could do Avas to throw stones at the  gang that avus bird to look afther the  parleymcnt buildings at Ottawa.  ' "In these clays Israle Tarte Avas the  onlv frind Wilfy had, for he took pity  on 'him and told him how to get the  job. 'Throw mud that will stick,' says  Tarte, 'and ye'll soon have the other  gang dismissed. 'Come and show me  Avhere to git it,' says Larryer. So they  made a' date hetAveen themselves. And  shure enough soon after that the OAvner  of the primises sint for Larryer, and  says to him, says he, 'I Avant ye to be  foreman of the job.'  "Thin Larryer says to all the  Avorruld, 'I owe this to me frind Israle  Tarte. Hereafter me motto shall be  'There's nothing too good for Tarte.'  Have first choice, my bye. of any job  in the gang. The best hod is not too  good for you.'  " 'Thin it's little that I want,' says  Tarte. 'Shure I'll he satisfied if I  merely have the spinding of the money  so I can see that none of it is Avasted  where it will do no good.'  " 'Done,' says Larryer. 'Thin you're  tho honorable tlie minister of public  Avorruks from this viry minit ,and more  than that, me bye, your the masther ot*  the administration. I want a handy  young fellow loike you to do the thinking for this consarn. I'h not much at it  myself, and the other fellows are no  bether.'  "It kept Misther    Tarte pritty busy  camo in be way of taxes which the free  thraders accidentally forgot to repale.  Sometimes the threasury avouUI get too  full and thin Israle would have to in-  vine1 new public worruks^   He .searched.  all over the counthry for sites for break  Avathers, caynals, wharves, railways,  post offices, and Avhat not. Ivirybody  wanted Misther Tarte ivrywhere. Tarte  Clubs Avere formed in iviry city, "town  and village. He opened all the counthry  fairs. He laid all the corner sthones.  Babies Avere named afther him, and  were thransported miles to be kissed be  him. Photygrafts of Tarte Avere rallied  off at church bazaars. Saloons were  named afther him, and all the other  cabinet ministers were clane forgot.  Most people thought he was the whole  show. The rist of the cabinet held a  caucus, and declared that they Avould  nivir be annybody so long as Misther  Tarte remained in the administration.  Outside of their own families they were  absolutely unknown to the counthry.  So they resolved that be hook or be  crook Tarte must go."  "And did they tell that to Larryer?"  asked Mr. Hinnissey.  "Not thin, me bye," replied Mr.  Dooley. "They Avere too cute for that.  They said Ave must Avatch this little  custhomer and perchants we may find  aught agin him. Just thin Larryer says  to his coHeagues, says he: 'The king  Avants me to crown him, so I'll be off to  England and to France for a toime.'  Thin he takes Tarte aside and says to  him: 'Kape things agoin', Israle, me bye,  till I come back. Watch those crack-  brained colleagues of yours, and don't  let the mboom free thrade, or it'll be  the death of us. Tell the counthry iviry  chanct ye get thnt Ave're goin to give  ivirybody protecshun. Then Avhen the  other chaps talk free th*:ade, ye'll keep  the ship on an even kale.' Tarte winked  his other eye, and Larryer departhed,  giving them all his blessing.  And shure enough Tarte did talk protecshun. It took loike Avoild fire. All  over the counthry the people began to  dimand it. Nothing else would do. The  other hustlers tried to suppress it, but  it broke out afresh in a thousand places.  Boards- of thrade banqueted brither  Tarte. Grand juries brought in prisint-  mints that protecshun alone could save  the counthry from foire. famine and  plague. Church choirs sang about it.  Tho children cried for it.  "Thin the cabinet said the bisness  must   sthop.     Carthrite    Avas    furious  nothing but Aveep, and the Globe had  highsterics once iviry lawful day. Whin  they raymonsthrated Avith Tarte he said  he kneAV his bisness. 'I have me orthers'  says JTarte. _'l have to keep ^things  _,.     ,vi.-i,,.     i.,.....,...^. _.... ^._     ,-. .....,,       ~*.��.,    .     ~-       ,.. ~_. w ...��� _~-   fcliryiug to spind all the    money that j Sifton   was  raging.    Fisher    could   do  lively till Wilfy comes home.' ''Why  don't ye take path'em from us?" says  Carthrite, and enjiy six months' holidays twice a year?'  " 'I'm not built that way,' says Tarte,  "I must work for me salary or quit the  job.' 'If ye must do something,' says  Carthrite, 'advocate the divilopment of  Ugandher, the propashun of hin roosts  or the evilouticn of the polly Avoggle.  Lave the vital issues alone. Thims the  orthers of the day.' 'And phat if I don't  obey?' says Tarte. 'Thin ye shall perish,' says Carthrite. I have sworn it be  me  Avhiskers.'.  "But Tarte talked on and tho panic  in the cabinet increased. The matings  Avere so disortherly that Carthrite  cables to Larryer: 'Impossible fo hold  matings of cabinet. Have suspinded  right of free spache in the privy council, and proclaimed martial law pending  your return.'  "And what happened Avhin Larryer  did come back?" asked Mr. Hinnissey.  "There was the viry old Harry to  pay," said Mr. Dooley. " 'Me colleagues  and meself,' says Dick Carthrite, 'is  scandalized he the conduct, of an individual Avho shall be nameless!' 'Name  him,' says Tarae. 'Thin I Avill,' says  Carthrite. 'It's yerself.' 'And Avhat's  the offense?' asks Larryer. 'He's been  preaching burglary, robbery and raur-  ther, and one other thing I blush to  minshun,' says Carthrite. 'What is it '  demanded Larryer. 'It's nothing less  than proticshun,' says Sifton, 'prol.e:sliun  to Canadian intherests.' At that Carthrite fainted clane away. AVhen he was  resthored with smelling salts he says:  'It's trayson, rank trayson.' 'Trayson  to what,' asks Tarte. 'It's trayson,' replied Carthrite, 'to the Younited States  to Germany, to Rooshia, and to iviry  poor counthry under the sun that di-  pinds upon us for support.'  "Then Carthrite, and Sifton. and  Fisher began to Avapo for the afflicted  people of all counthries. And Larryer  said: 'Why didn't ye talk free thrade  louder than Misther Tarte talked protecshun, and convert the misguided people.' 'We've thride it,' says Carthrite,  'and we can't do it. The silly peordo  want to be desaved. and humbugged nnd  robbed by the protecshunisls. and they  won't lisLen to us. So wo havo decided  that Tarte must go, or avc will smash up  T R E M ONT  HO US E  European and American Plan. '  jtfpals 25 ctP.   Hooms from 25 ct��. to ��1:   _   .Only .White-Kelp Employed>-*-��� ������-���.������---  MALONE & TREGILLU3,  Baker St., Nelson.; Proprietors.  BARTLETT HOUSE  . Josephine  Street,   Nelson.  The best ?1 per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best  ft. W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  IADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON,  B.   C.  Once there Avas a Man who belonged  to. all the Secret Orders and looked' like  an Irishman and had a German name  and Employed a lot of Swede Help, so  he received the Nomination for County  Treasurer.  He was nominated the Night before  the v Convention by a large red Mind  Reader Avho knew what the People  wanted before they found it out for  themselves. He couldn't have been  elected Constable on his OAvn Hook, as  he had a Record that included Grave-  Robbing, Brace Faro, and Second-Story  Work. So the only thing left, for him  to do in Politics was to name the Candidates, and then, if the Combination  Avent through, get flrst Whack at the  Contracts and put all of his High-Binders on  the Pay-Roll.  lie Avas editorially roasted, but, just  the same, Avhen a Representative Citizen wanted to run for anything he  found it advisable to go around and  place himself Right Avith the frog-faced  Boss.  He was a Modest Man, was the Campaigner, with the 18-inch Neck. He,did  not ask to have his Picture on any  Transparencies. When a cut-and-dried  .Programme Avas being pulled off, he  never made any Speeches from the  Platform. If he had anything to say  he said it in a husky Whisper-and up  an Alley. All of his Spouting Avas done  by Proxy, for he had on his Staff several 14-karat LaAvyers, each of whom  hoped to be State's Attorney some day  when the Voters Avere not looking.  -This eminent Disciple of the String  Game Avas the one who picked'out the  Candidate for County Treasurer. There  was another Aspirant who had a petition signed by 14,000 Property-Owners,  but when it came to a show-down at  the Primaries he liad only 17 Votes,  and eight of these were thrown out by  the Judges because one of the Avould-  be Delegates had his Name'mis-spelled.  AVhich shows Avhat can be done to the  Independent Avhen he tries to buck the  Machine.  The candidate for County Treasurer  yielded to the entreaties of his Friends  and permitted the Use of his Name as  soon as he had it figured out to him  that by Freezing on to the Interest on  Public Funds he could rake off about  20,000 Louies per Annum. As soon as  the free and untrammeled Convention  had named him by. Acclamation, he  fought his Way through the Cigar  Smoke and made a. Speechof Accept  ance. He said that he had only one  Object in Life, and that Avas t<_ give the  Taxpayer a Square Deal, and Trusts  \A*ere a. Growing Danger; likewise it was  our Duty to spread the Blessings of  BVeedom in the far-off Islands of the  Pacific, inasmuch as a reasonable Tariff  Revision seemed imperative, because the  Workman had a right to organize in the  interests of Arbitration, all of Avhich  could be accomplished if the Sovereign  Voters Avould rally around him and on  the 4th day of next November. Avith  their Ballots, as fall. the Snowflakes,  strike Terror to the Hearts of all  Despoilers of Liberty. In other Words,  he Avanted to be County Treasurer.  Now, the Off Year tn Politics is no  Hungarian Joke to the Mark who has  kissed good-bye to his Sheckels and  taken a Gambler's Chance. He wants  to hold doAvn a Leather Chair in a Mahogany Offlce in the County Building  and have a Push-Bell in front of htm  and a Box of Perfectos on the Roll-Top  and, draw about 8 Samaloqns a Minute  being undermined by the (loathsome  Opposition, and no one seemed to care  a Continental. When the Popular  Choice for County Treasurer appeared  at a Hall t6 make an Address showing  why the Panama Canal Avas a Necessity  and how Ireland's Wrongs would be  righted If only he could land as County  Treasurer, he Avould find about a Dozen  Fellow Citizens Avithout Overcoats who  had come in to get Warm. He would  arise and explain Avhy Cuba Avas enlightened to Justice, and that all Wealth  belonged to the Common People, but  he never explained to the Boys how  they could go out that same Evening  and get their Part of it.  After every Meeting he would take  the .Gang down into a Thirst Parlor  and buy Fusel Oil in order to convince  them that he was the Man entitled to  handle their Money. Inasmuch as they  paid no Taxes, they all-seemed .Avilllng  to take a Chance.  Although the great Body of Voters  was indifferent and failed to Register,  while the cheap Help does all the Heavy    one fact was most encouraging to the  Work.  .Of every 10 Patriots who are now  throAving Vitrified Brick at the Money  PoAver, at least 9 are hoping that some  day the grateful Voters will rise up and  compel them to use Leather Chairs.  As for the would-be Treasurer, after  he had spent $800 to see his:Picture on  Telegraph Poles and had bought  Tickets to some 85 Social Hops, to say  nothing of what had slipped the Boss,  he felt that if he did not land in the  County Building, the whole Fabric of  "the Government would, begin tor.unravel.  Under ordinary Conditions he was a  Chilly Proposition, who failed to recognize anyone who did not wear a Tall  Hat and belong to four or five Clubs.  But after the Lightning Struck him and  he became the People's Choice, he  would tear across the street to Shake  Hands with all varieties of Trash and  ask them how everything seemed to be  going.  As a Rule they did not knoAv what  he was driving at, for in an Off Year  the Candidate who has made a powerful  Ante is the only Mortal Avho is dead  sure that there is going to be anTElec-  tion. The general.run of the Public Avas  watching the Price of Coal and trying  to.1 guess the Fpotball Scores, so that  when the Laboring Man's Friend began  his -Canvass he Avas appalled at the  General Apathy. The very Foundations  of our blood-bought Institutions were  Candidate. From the flrst to the last  of his Campaigning, every Voter he met  was with him, and with him strong. He  could not find anyone who was iu favor  of the Corrupt and Mercenary Antagonist. So he figured that although the  Vote would be light, he would get about  98 per cent of it.  The. Election was  about as  exciting  as  a Quaker Meeting.    Noav and then  some  one    sauntered  up  to  a Polling-  Place and Avent back into the Pantry  and marked his Ballot,  and then dug*  out without Tippling anything off.    It'1  was useless to hand out $2 Bills in the  interest of  Good  Government,  because'  there was no way of keeping Tab.  Two Men, seven Boys and one Candidate waited at Headquarters for tho  Returns. About 10 p. m. the Benefactor  Avho had drawn Pictures of himself sitting in the Leather Chair learned that  he had been Snowed good and proper.  He Avent away crushed by the Public  Calamity and Avondering Avhy he was  the only Person on Earth who had been  willing to labor for the General Good.  Next Morning the Sun came up as  usual. On that bright Crisp Day of  Indian Summer the only one who remembered anything about an Election  was a blear-eyed-Man looking over the  Stubs in his Check-Book.  Moral: If the'_" Off -Year Candidate  keeps quiet, no one Avill knoAv he has  been Licked.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  ��� AND-OLD-TIMERS ��� ���  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted  by    Elecrlcity  and  Heated   with  Hot Air.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Piovin.e of British Columbia, Nelson,  West Kootenay��� To-wit:  By virtue ot two writs of Fieri Facias,  issued out of the Supreme Court ol"  British Columbia, at the suit of Elmer J.  Felt, 'plaintiff, against Percy Dickinson,  Warner Miller, AV. E. Spier, The Slocan  Kilo Mining Company, .Limited, and xi.  Wilson Smith in his own right, .and as  trustee for F. L. Beic-ue, Andrew G. Blair,  and William Strachan, defendants, and to  me directed against the goods and chattels  of Percy Dickinson and Warner Miller, I  havo seized and taken in execution, all  the right, title and interest of the said  defendant, Percy Dickinson, in the "Skylark" and " Ranger" mineral claims, situate on the first north fork of Lemon  creek, located on the 29th day of July,  1S95, and the 26th day of July, 1S95, respectively, and recorded in the oflice of the  Mining Recorder for0the Slocan City Mining. Division of the AVest Kootenay District, to recover the sum of six hundred  and twenty-eight dollars and thirty cents  ($(KS.30) and also interest on six hundred  and twenty-four dollars and eighty cents  ($C2I.S0) at live per centum per annum from  the 17th day of May, 1902, until payment;  besides sheriff's poundage, oilicers' fees  and all other legal incidental expenses; and  I have seized and taken in execution all  tho right, title and interest of the said  TlefeiTdaTftT  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail J\/[eaf  M^jTC/ia/lte  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaelo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New-  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix,'  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie arid Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street. .  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh acd Salted Meats  Fish and Pouliry in Season  Orders by Mail receive Careful and  I'lumpt Attention  E. C. TRAVKS, .AI ringer, K.-VV-.C. Hlk.. Nelson  AVarher   MilleF,   ill    the   said"  and  "Banger"   mineral  claims,  and  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  Mrs. E. G. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  SEWITO MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson  Tenders.  Crow's   Nest  Land   &  Development   Co.,  Limited. (In Liquidation.)  Tenders will bo- received by A. B. Dip-  lock, Liquidator for above company, until  November 20th, 1902, for tho sale either en  bloc or separately of the following parcels  of land situate in Group 1, Kootenay district, abutting on and lying to the north  of Moyie lake, subject to an agreement  which has been entered into for the sale  of the timbers on the said lands.  Lot 27!)_ Group 1, Kootenay District, CIO  acres; Lot 27i��i) Group 1, Kootenay District.  ���iiiS acres; Lot 2S0O Gitmp 1, Kootenay District, IS.", acres; Lot 279 Group 1, Kootenay  District, (M0 acivs; Lot lOSO Group 1, Kootenay District,  1C0 acres.  The highest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  For  further particulars apply to  A. 11. DIPLOCK,  Liquidator,  A'ancouver,  U.  C.,  or to  C.  O.  J'LUNKETT,  Solicitor,   Vancouver,   B.   C.  "Skylark'  to recover the sum of one hundred  thirty-nine dollars and seventy-four cents  ($139.71) and also interest on one hundred  and thirty-six dollars and twenty-four  cents ($13C.2I) at live per centum per annum from the 17th day of Aiay, 1902, until  payment; besides sheriff's poundage, oilicers' fees, and all other legal Incidental  expenses; all of which I shall expose I'm'  sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy said  judgment debts, and costs, at my oflice  next to the Court I fnusu, In tin' Cily of  Nelson, 11. C, on Monday, the 2llh day  of November, 1902, at the hour of ol.vcn  o'clock  in   the  forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves a.s to interest and title ot* Unsaid defendants, Percy Dickinson ami  Warner   Miller.  Dated at Nolson, B. C, Otli day of November, 1902. S. P.  TUCK,  Sheriff of South  Kootenay.  STARKEY & GO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE AMD   FFUiTS.  REPRESENTING  -R. Ai-Rogsrs-&=Co rLid=|-Winnipeg.-  fl. K. Fairbank Co.,     -    Morjtreal.  Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Oflice and Warehouse,  Josephine Street  NELSON, B.C.  QFI   IGNITE ^e Strongest and Ccst Fxplosive in, the Market  Manufactured hy the HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY  OKO. C. TUNSTALL, Jl{���  Mstrict "Mtfr.. Nelson, U.C.  ManufiicturciH of  High Crade Explosives, Sporting, Mining ai\d Blasting Powder  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province    of    British    Columbia,    Nelson,  West Kootenay���To-wit:  By virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias, Issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at the suit of Bank of Montreal,  plaintiff, and to mo directed against the  g-oods and chattels of C. A. young, defendant.  1 have seized and taken In execution all  the right, title and interest of tho said  defendant, C. A. Young-, in eleven thousand one hundred and eleven (11,111) shares,  more or less, of tho capital slock of The  Similkameen Valley Coal Company, Limited, to recover the sum of live hundred  and fourteen dollars and ten cents ($51!.Ito  and also interest on live hundred and ten  dollars and sixty cents (?5Kl.G0) at live ("1)  per centum per annum from the fourteenth  (llth) day of April. 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, olllcc-r's fees,  and all other legal incidental expenses; all  of which 1 shall expose for sale, or snlll-  clent thereof to satisfy said judgment debt  and costs, at my oflice, next to the Court  House, in the City of Nelson, II. C, on  Saturday, the Sth day of November. 19(12,  at the hour of eleven o'clock In the forenoon.  Note���Intending   purchasers   will   satisfy  themselves as  to  Interest   and  title of  the  said   defendant.  Dated at  Nelson,  1!. C, .list October, 1902.  S.  P.  TUCK,  ��� .������*. Sheriff of South Kootenay.  SHIilUFF'S SALL*.  i'rovlnco    of    British    Columbia,    Nelson,  West Kootenay���To-wit:  By virtue of a Warrant of Execution issued out of the County Court of Kootenay,  holden at Kaslo, at the suit of VV. J. Macdonald, plaintiff, and to mc directed against  tlie goods and chattels of A. C. Vanmocr-  kerke, defendant.  1 have seized and taken in execution all  the right, title and Interest of the said  defendant, A. C. Vanmoerkerke, In the  mineral claim known as and called Empress Fractional, situate adjoining the  Silver Glance mineral claim, near Bear  Lake, located llth May, 1S9S, and recorded  in tho ollice of the Mining Recorder for  the Ainsworth "Mining: Division of the West  Kootenay District on the 19th day of May,  IS9S: To recover the sum of one hundred  anil sixteen dollars and fifty-two cents,  amount of said Warrant of Execution, and  also interest on the sum of one hundred  and thirteen dollars and two cents from the  third day of October, 1902, until payment  at the rate of five per centum per annum,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees,  and all other legal Incidental expenses;  all of which I shall expose for sale, or  siifllcicnt thereof to satisfy said judgment  debt and costs, at my ollice next to the  Court House, in tlio City of Nelson, 13. C,  on Wednesday, the 12th day of November,  19i>2, at the hour of eleven o'clock in tho  forenoon.  Note���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the  said  defendant.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, "1st October. 1902.  S.  P. TUCK.  Sheriff   of  South   Kootenay.  REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS  01'  LAGER   EEER  A\D   PORTER  Put up In Packages to suit the  Trade  Brewery   and   Office   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson,  B.   C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen   mineral   claim,   situate   In   the  Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay   District.     Where   located���Between  Forty-nine and Eagle creeks.  Take  notice  that William  N.  Rolfe and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Free   Miners'   Certllleato   No.   5002!,   A.   E.   Hodgins,   exempt,  intend,  sixty  days   from   the  date  hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,   for  tho purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Dth day of September, A. D4  1102. 4  The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  ��� LIMITED    ���  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY  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.C.  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  -*^75KU    H. J. PHAIR, Propr.  Turkish Cigarettes ���.,   .      , , . I  .,  Monopoi cigarettes Wholesale ar\d Retail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and G. B. D.  Iianribert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of Imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 194  The Queen  Cigar Store  2__, Tobacconist  MORLEY b CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books^  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Baker Street, NELSON,B.C.  w. F. Teetzel & 60.  DEALERS IN '.  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICL1 S.  PATENT   MEDICINES,  SPONGES, PERFUMERY/ ETC.  ?&_.  *Vo:i  aa% ^.4.4.4. a ******4.**-��-. *4-*-!-***l" ^-b"Z"b-b-b-bA-b-Z--Z- ���J"f-  ���Z-  -b  ���b  ���b  ���b  -b  *  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���b  -b  -b  "b  -b  A  -b  ���b  *  a:  *:  *-  :-b1.  ���b  $  ���b  ���b  +  ���b  ���_���  -b  *  *  *  *  *  +  *  *  t  ���J*   �������� *|a *��* *|* ����a �������� �������� �������� ���% ��������   *|*   ��?*    ��J�� *��* *��** *|-* *4* *|* ���J' ��*$��� ���J* ���$��� ���J* *J* ���J* *4* *J* *** "J-   *J* - *!*    <**|*�� ���I* ���J* ���?���  -"J* A .��J�� .  -.5k'  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN  ASSAYERS' FURNACES.  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES.  CHEMICALS,  CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  Ihe largest Drug House  Be ween Winnipeg and the Coast.  Corner Baker and  Josephine Streets  NELSON  ~ * '���'-��� ���   ".'������ .......... .  ... ������.������������.���  ���  ��� ���  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  I  I want you all to know that my various  lines of goods for this Xmas is larger than  ever. -While In the east I visited the largest  houses and purchased goods that are strict-'  ly up-to-date. I will be in a position to soil  as reasonable as you can buy anywhere In  the east. I want everyone to call and inspect my stock. You must remember that  by buying here you are leaving your money  in your own country. And you.know what  you are buying. . I guarantee all goods to  be the best quality and if not as represented I will gladly return your money.  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  ,, Robert Irving, manager of the Kaslo &  Slocan railway,  is at the Phair.  David McBeath is over in the Goat  River country looking at government  roads and trails.  Mrs. Elizabeth Morice has opened a  fruit and cigar store in the Turner &  Boeckh  block  on  Ward  street.  Collector Wasson reports good receipts  from payments of real estate taxes, notices  of which were only sent" out a day or two  ago.  AT THE QUEEN'S���A. Dontenville, New  Westminster ;James Marshall, Phoenix;  Colin C. Brown, Rossland; T. L. Kennedy,  Kaslo.  AT   THE   TREMONT���H.    Bisby,   Montreal; J. McKay, Deloraine, Manitoba; H.  Brosseau,   Crawford  Bay;   A.   M.   Knapp,  .Hall  Siding.  AT THE BARTLETT���J. IC McKenzie,  Rossland; P. D. McRae, Rossland; P. C.  eil, Winnipeg; Dan Blue, Molly Gibson  mine; George Prentice; B.  McKenzie.  AT TI-IE' PHAIR���Georee Newman,  Spokane; Alex Smith, Kaslo; A. Muir,  Molly Gibson mine; Alexander ��� Sharp,  Victoria; P. F. Busteed,' Vancouver; S. F.  Parrish, Eholt.  AT THE MADDEN���J. H. McManus,  Slocan Junction; W. A. Arthur and wife,  Alberta; Thomas P. Carter, Vancouver;  P. H.; Hutton, Grand Forks; Thomas K.  Hamilton, Midway.  Many residents of Nelson are. friends of  Miss  Belle  Netherby,   who   taught  school  for  a   time  at  Pilot  Bay.    She  is   to  be  married at Victoria on the 19th to James  ' Stables, M.TP. P., of "Atlin, Cassiar district.  The little boys and girls took advantage  of the flurry of snow that fell on Thursday night, and had more fun coasting  than old people had in keeping out of the  way.' 'a~- ���.*'������  Mrs. W. P. ..Robinson has rented her  residence on Carbonate street and will  spend*, the winter in AVinnipeg with her  daughter,'Mrs. W. J. Guest. She left for  Winnipeg on Thursday.  'Mayor Fletcher has instructed the city  engineer to plot the foreshore land recently deeded to the city by the province, .  so that it can be dealt with intelligently  when applications for leases are received.  According to data received by city electrician UVIcPhee, the rates charged Sn  Nelson for electric lighting are lower than  those charged in any other'-town: or. city  In the province, and in some instances are  lower by 50-per cent.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Tr  **  **  Tf  **  MOVING   SALE  10 I  DISCOUNT  FOR CASH  ONLY  AVe will allow 10 per cent discount on  the following HSnes next week bet\o>i'ei  moving.  Entire stock of Black and Colored Dress  Materials, Mantle Cloths, Black and Colored evening D.ress Silks, Waist audi  Blouse' Silks, Ladies' rendy-to-wear Storm  and Dress Skirts, Tailor Made Costumes,  Coats, Capes, Mantles, and Children's  Coats.  Big cut in prices in House Furnishings.  *#  ���*��  *#  ***  ^-%-%-tff -*%-*%*-%*%*%-%-% -^-%-%-%-%^-% ���*$���-%���-% ���%#?** **%���****���*���*���%���% -iMMM**-  See ous special Silk Blouse AA'aist in all  colors,  worth J5.50, sale price $3.75.  AVe also call attention to the splendid  Xmas number of the Delineator and advise the ladies to purchase a copy early  as the stock is limited for December.  10/  DISCOUNT  FOR CASH  ONLY  zk  Tf  _&.  Tf  ;_&  Tr  FRED IRVINE & CO.  that "Brainy Bob" Renwick had before  he was appointed government agent and  gold commissioner. Mr. MofCatt is a careful and conscientious, newspaperman, and  is also" a yachtsman of continental reputation.  Fred Irvine & Co. advertise that they  have received' the Xmas number of the  Delineator and state that without exception it is the finest edition ever published  by the Butterick Publishing Company,- not  only referring, to- styles, ��� fashions, etc.,  but for Xmas receipts, decorations, and  short stories.; They are now prepared to  take subscriptions for next year.  The Slocan Drill has complained because the people of that town patronize  the department-stores of-the East, yet  when'its'city; council haye a little job of.  printihgtd'do.'like debentures,"they want  it done in''Vancouver- or .Victoria. : They  do riot seem to know-that there is a printing office in'Nelson as well equipped to do  printing a'_ any of the offices at 'the coast.  !���  : ' ; ;���"'���.;������_. COLD SNAP.,  ���Dr. D.ayid LaBau is'an old-timer inTNel-  sori,' and; has kept' tabori the weather  conditions for the 14 years he..has been  .here. '.He and hi_ partners 'were working  on claims 'situate 2 1-2 miles south of town,  on the east fork of Cottonwood-Smith  creek, in the fall of 18SS. On October 21th  it froze so hard that footholds f9r pack  animals' had to be cut in the steep places  on the trail leading to. the claims. .Within  two or three days the frost-was out of  the' ground, and .the ground was not again  frozen till - December: 23rd. The winter  was remaTkably mild. Since building his  residence at the corner of Stanley street  and Mines road, six years ago, he has  twice had rosebuds in his garden on  Christmas Day. So the present cold snap  need not be taken seriously.  Railway  Stations,  AVarehouses,   and  Boat  Houses���  Same  rates as charged business  houses  and offices.  Offices, Buildings, Fire Plalls, and Schools  Owned   or   used' by   the   City,   and   all  Street Lighting Authorized  by' the  City  Council-  Free of charge.     ....  Miscellaneous���    ���  Arc lamps shall be. charged  for at  the  rate of $7.50 per month per unit of 450  watts.    When  used  between  1  o'clock  a. m. and 6-o'clock p. m. 25 per cent, in  addition will be charged.  AVhere  light  is  used  in  business, places  kept open between one o'clock a.m. and  six o'clock a.m. 25 per cent in addition  to the business  houses and  office, rate  will be charged.  A discount ;pf.io per cent-will be allowed  on flat rates if the rates are paid  on.  or before  the 15th,, of reach'month  for  the   month   pervious."  7   :....7    METER RATES     '  AAliere rneters' are' used "the rates" will-be"  fifteen cents per i,000 : watt hours per  month, with the following discounts, if  the rates for each month arei paid on or  before the 15th of the month for the month  previous: ������  First   25,000   watt   hours......20 per cent  Second 25,000 watt hours 25 per cent  Third  25,000  watt  hours 30 per cent  Fourth 25,000 watt hours......35 per cent  Fifth 25,000 watt hours........40 per cent  We Can Save You Money By  Purchasing Now  . Had the resolution reported by the finance committee, and adopted by the  council, which gave ,75 per cent of the  city printing to the Daily-News anything  to do with the recent severe attacks of  billiousness suffered by the Nelson Economist?  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS  BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S DESKS  .lOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  D. McARTHUR & GO.  Baker and Ward Streets,  ^lVVVVWVV��-'VV>^^*>^**����|VVN ^A^V>-VSAAAA^*-)^^^^  Patronize Home  Industries  ���STANDARD"    BRAND  CREAM,  S cans for   EVAPORATED  'ROCKY    MOUNTAIN"    BRAND  DENSED MILK, 7 cans for   CON-  $1  $1  It*.  This Cream and Milk is made at Mission,   British  Columbia.  PHONE  161  Hou8tor| Block, flelson  A. IRVING & CO.  Grocers and Provisions Dealers  AVilson Hill, a pioneer of: Nelson and  since 1S92 a resident of the Slocan, registered at the Madden on Thursday. Mr.  Hill has disposed of his sawmill and lumbering interests to the company that has  been bonusod to erect a sawmill at Slocan  City.  Harry Houston, manager of the Nelson  Saw & Planing Mills, Limited, is back  from a two weeks' trip to the Northwest.  During the trip he sold IS carloads of  lumber, and could have sold as many  more had his company been In shape to  make prompt shipments.  T. M. Ward and I-I. H. AVard, doing  business as real estate and insurance  agents, have dissolved partnership. T. M.  will continue tho business at the old  stand, and I-I. H. has opened an office in  tlie building formerly occupied by Frank  Graham, two doors west of the Nelson  hotel.  One day last week a well-known bank  employee received a letter that was posted  in England. It was addressed to him,  AMctorla street,' British Columbia, Canada.  Nelson is probably the only large city in  Canada that has a street named Victoria,  as the letter had apparently came through  without delay.  F. C. Moffatt, who was manager of the  Rossland Miner when F. Aug. Heinze of  Butte, Montana, edited the ' overdraft  column, and was afterwards editor of the  Evening AVorld of Rossland, a newspaper  that never had an overdraft column to  edit, has joined the staff of the Nelson  Daily News, and now holds down the job  ELECTRIC   LIGHT   RATES.      ,  Thu/tsday   nigbt   the   city , council  GALT COAL  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS  TorniB Spot Cash  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone 265 Baker Street.  <-!J  On  held an adjourned meeting and passed  three by-laws through the third-reading  stage and dropped one altogether. The  one dropped made provisions for ridding  the land recently acquired by the city on  the foreshore of squatters. It was deemed  best to drop the by-law rather than work  a hardship on the squatters by compelling  them to vacate during the winter. The  ^question^is^thus^passed^up^to^the^nexU  council.. The by-law providing that laun-.  dries and wash-houses shall be confined  to specified limits goes into effect on December 20th. The other two by-laws, one  extending the limits of the city and the  other fixing rates to be charged for electric  lighting, require the approval of the ratepayers, and the date on which the election  will be held was fixed for Thursday,  November 20th, with AV. E. AVasson as  returning officer. The voting place in  the East Ward will be in the police court  room at the city, hall, and In the AVest  Ward in the offlce of T. M. Ward on Baker  street,   between   Stanley   and   Kootenay.  The rates fixed for electric lighting are  much tho same as the present rates. The  meter rate is practically the same as Is  charged in Spokane. The following is the  schedule in full.  flat rates  The flat rate is for an incandescent light  service from sundown till one o'clock a.m,  and Is based on a lamp or unit of 1G candle  power. AVhen lamps other than 1G c.p. are  used, the total candle power used Is divided by 16, and if there is a fraction remaining, the fraction shall be counted  as 16 candle power.  For Business Houses and Offices-  Each per Month  1   to  16   lamps $100  Additional lamps up to 15     75  Additional   lamps   over  15     50  For Dwelling Houses���  1   to   6   lamps     50  ���   Additional   lamps   up   to   15      37V_  Additional lamp over 15     25  For Hotels, Boarding-houses, and Lodging-  Houses���  Lamps   on   flrst   floor   or   in   basement,  same rate as  for business houses and  offices.  Lamps on  floors above first floor,  same  rate as for dwelling houses.'  For  Private  and  Denominational   Schools,  Theatres,      Drill     -Halls,       Hospitals,  Churches, and Halls, of Fraternal Societies and Labor Unions���  Lamps when used less than three nights  a   week,   one   half   the   rates   charged  for dwelling houses,    AVhen used three  or mofe nights a week, same rates as  dwellittg houses.  .   Sixth 25,000 watt hours 45 per cent  All over 150,000 watt hours..50 per cent  In addition to the above meter rates, a  rent of 25 cents per month will be charged  for a meter pf five amperes or less, ahd  50 cents, per month for a meter of over  five amperes.  POAVER  Electric current for operating motors  will be charged as follows, a discount of  10 per cent will be allowed on the rates,  if paid on or before the 15th of each  month  for the  month  previous:  " Per Horse-power per Month  1-   horse-power  .?5 00  Additional horse-power up to 10 .. 3 75  Additional   horse-power  over  10  and   .  up to 50... ..l.\;............ 3 25  Additional  horse-power over 50....... 3 00  NiOLSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, AV. F.  M.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.30  o'clock, In Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. AA^age  scale for Nelson district: Machine  miners, $3.50; hammersmen, $3.25; mine  laborers, $3. Thomas Roynan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. A7islting  bretliern cordially invited.,  7  Bulbs  Just Received a Fine Line of  Healthy Bulbs for Fal'  Planting, including  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED.  To Have  OGILVIE "GLENORA" FLOUR  'OGILVIE "GLENORA" FLOUR  OGILVIE "GLENORA" FLOUR  OGILVIE "GLENORA" FLOUR  OGILVIE "GLENORA" FLOUR,  OGIL/IE "GLENORA" FLOUR  OGILVIE  "GLENORA"  FLOUR  $2.00 a Hundred  CALLAS  OXALIS  CROCUS  HYACINTHS  MAMMOTH FRESIAS  NARCISSUS  SNOWDROPS  TULIPS  LILIUM HARRISH  Get Them While the Stock is  Fresh.  Satisfactory  Results  The ingredients must be good to start  with. Quality is a point worthy of emphasis, that's what we study.  After Quality comes the problem of low  prices; and we certainly lead them all In  giving the best values.  If you doubt our efforts to supply your  wants in a satlfactory manner, visit our  store and give us a trial order.  GRAHAM FLOUR  GRAHAM FLOUR  GRAHAM FLOUR  GRAHAM FLOUR  "GRAT_AM~FLOUR"  GRAHAM FLOUR  GRAHAM FLOUR  $2.00 a Hundred  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd.  Carload Received  Yesterday  of This Year's Pack; of Can-  = ���iicd^Goods.^Oui*^0\vn= Brandy  "Tartan."    The  best  Canned  Goods made in Canada.  t. s. Mcpherson,  LEADING CR0CER  K. AV. C. BLOCK NELSON  Phone No 10  HARRY H. WARD  Acfe���M Insurance  RYE FLOUR  RYE FLOUR  RYE FLOUR  RYE FLOUR  RYE FLOUR  RYE FLOUR  RYE FLOUR  $2.50 a Hundred  Njorrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phone 134  Tremont Block,  Baker St.  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker   Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, I'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  J. A. Kirkpatpick & Co.  LIMITED.  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker  of  First-class  Hand-made  Boots  and Shoes.    Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building, Nelsbn, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly'   and    Promptly   Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. a  TELEPKONl! 117.  Work   Called   for  aiul  Returned.  Boot ar\d Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  H. LAWRENCE  All Work Dona ln Thorough and Workmanlike Manner.  They Have Arrived!  You Must See Them!  Thoy aro goods of the most beautiful  design and texture that ever left tho looms  of old England or Bonnie Scotland. They  are perfect in coloring, elegant in weave,  end fashioned especially for the fall of  1902. The fashions for this season are so  radically changed that you will be entirely  out of fashion without them. You may  with perfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailor  TREMONT BLOCK, BAKER ST., EAST.  He  will  give  you  the  stylish  cut  and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains live grains ot  lithia carbonate.

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