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 _j_T?:_. ^  ltd son  \- ��'  Satxirday Morrvirvg, September 20, 1902  PRACTICAL, UP-TO-DATE. AND SENSIBLE  CONSERVATIVES PLAN PARTY SUCCESS  Eighty-two delegates were present in  person at the Liberal-Conservative convention held at Revelstoke on Friday  and Saturday of last week, and the 82  represented 150 others by proxy. The  Island had delegates from Victoria City  and North* Victoria. The Mainland sent  delegates from Vancouver, New Westminster, West Yale, South Yale, East  Yale, Cariboo and Lillooet, and all the  ridings in West Kootenay. Nelson riding had the best representation, delegates being s'ent from the City of Nelson, and the towns of Ymir, Creston,  and Kitchener. The Slocan had delegates from New Denver and Kaslo, and  Revelstoke riding had delegates from  Trout Lake and Revelstoke.  Among others, the following named  were present: Charles Wilson, F. C.  Cotton, Robert Todd,-and captain Tat-  low of Vancouver, colonel Prior, J. A.  Mara, Frank S. Barnard, captain Olive  Pliillips-Wooley, and David B. Bogle of  Victoria, Richard McBride, J. D. Taylor,  and Robie Reid of New Westminster,  ex-premier Charles Semlin of Cache  Qreok, Fred Fulton of Kamloops, editor  McKelvi. of Vernon, major Boyd of  Cariboo, Ernest Miller and Jeff Davis  of Grand Forks, A. S. Goodeve.. W. J.  Nelson, T. S. Wallis, J. B. Johnson,  John Dean, and major Clute of Rossland, R. F. Green of Kaslo, Thomas  Taylor of Trout Lake, Edward Shannon,  Murdock McLean, and James Hoban of  New Denver, Dougald A. Cameron of  Ymir, Fred Starkey, Chris Morrison,  William McNabb, David McCreath, F.  N. McKav, W. R. Maclean, John Houston, W. A. Macdonald, R. M. aMcdon-  ald and Melville Parry, of Nelson. Revelstoke had a full delegation.  Richard McBride, president of the association, presided, and after calling  the convention to order named the committees on credentials and resolutions.  Owing to the lateness'of the arrival of  the delegates from Nelson and Rossland, the convention was adjourned from  10 o'clock on Friday- forenoon till 5  o'clock in the afternoon. ���  On reassembling:-'��� the committee on  credentials reported. There was only  one credential objected to, that sent by  the Conservatives of Kitchener. The  committee by a vote of 4 to 3 decided  against the credential; but John Houston of Nelson, who held the proxy for  George Hurst, the Kitchener delegate,  ' moved that the credentials be received,  and the motion carried notwithstanding  the objections raised by the chairman  of the committee on credentials.  At 6:30 o'clock the convention stood  adjourned till 10 o'clock on Saturday,  in order to give the committee on resolutions time to make a report. The  'committee on resolutions was made up  of. Charles Wilson and F. C. Cotton of  Vancouver, colonel Prior and J. A. Mara  ot* Victoria, 'ex-premier Semlin of Yale.  T D Taylor of New Westminster, R. F.  Grten of Kaslo, A. S. Goodeve of Rossland. and John Houston of Nelson, and  the following   is   the   result   of   their  * ^CONSERVATIVE  PLATFORM.    *  + (Adopted September 13th, 1902.) *  ���Z- 1 That this convention reaffirms -b  .*��� the policy of the party in matters *  ���I- of provincial roads and trails; the -*  ���I- ownership and control of railways *  ���I- and tlie development of the agri- ���!<  ^I*^^ltm^l=resmrces=of-the-Iprovince--i--  ���*��� as laid down in the platform adopt- *  ���I- ed in October, 1899, which is as ���J-  -!- follows: To actively aid in the *  ���*��� construction of trails throughout *  ���I- the undeveloped portions of the *  -I- province and the building of pro- .-  .]. vincial trunk roads of public neces- -!  -I- sity. To adopt the principle of *  ��I�� government ownership of railways ���_  -I- in so far as tho circumstances of *  ���I- the province will admit, and the .*  -I- adoption pf the principle that no *f  ���:��� bonus  should   be  granted  to  any .-  EXIT DR. LEYDS.  Ho  Will  No  Longer  Be  Able   to  Stir   up  Strife   In   South   Africa.  The special correspondent or Die Daily  Mail writing from The Hague, says: The  abdication of Mr. Kruger in favor of general Botha as head of the Dutch Afrikanders and the humiliation and deposition of  Dr. Leyds, for which I fully prepared you  last week, have duly come about.  Dr. Leyds" discomliture was brought  about even more quickly than his enemies  here hoped, lt was known that the three  generals meant to give him his quietus if  possible, but the magnetic influence ol* his  courtly bearing on the rustic trio was  feared.  Generals Botha and Dewet, however, are  not easily dazzled with the airs and graces  of the diplomatic circle, and they have  been at close grips with his ex-excellency  ever since they landed at Rotterdam.  The climax came when Dr. Leyds positively declined to account for a very large  sum of money that is missing from tho  Boer exchequer. He pleaded that it was  disbursed secretly in furtherance of the  cause, and that to disclose particulars  would be to break faith with the instruments he had employed.  Jt is, perhaps, just as well for tho peace  of mind of many prominent men in England and on the continent that the doctor ,  takes this stand. It had the effect, however, of precipitating his fall, and for all  practical purposes, Dr. Leyds has ceased  to be a power for mischief, for it is not  likely, now that supplies have been* stopped  that the venal press will continue to disturb the peace.  Dr. Leyds leaves the stage laughing up  his sleeve. He expected his quietus, and  mado his dispositions accordingly, and In  .this  connection   it  must  not  be  forgotten  ���J* railway company which does not *���"*���  -S> give tho government of the prov- -!*���  ���!��� ince control of rates over lines ���!���  ���!- bonus'ed, together with the option -I*  ���Z- of purchase. To actively assist ���*  -Z- by state aid in the development of -Z>  ���!��� the agricultural resources of the *���!���  ���I* province. -I-  ���I* 2. That in the meantime, and -I-  -!��� until the railway policy above set -Z-  ���b forth can be accomplished, a gen- ���*_  -Z- eral railway act be passed, giving -b  ���I- freedom to construct railways ���_���  _��� under certain approved regula- -Z-  'b tions, analogous to the system that ��_���  .- has resulted in such extensive rail- ���!���  -b way construction in the United ���Z-  -b States, with so much advantage ���$���  �������� to  trade and commerce. ���Z-  ���b qS. That to encourage the mining 4-  ���b industry, the taxation of metalli- -b  ���b ferous mines should be on the basis -b  _��� of a percentage of the net profits. 4-  .*��� 4. That the government owner- -b  4* ship of telephone systems should 4-  4- be brought about as a first step 4-  4- in the acquisition of public utili- 4-  4- ties. 4-  ���b 5. That a portion of every coal 4*  4- area, hereafter to be disposed of, 4*  4* should be reserved from sale or 4*  4- lease, so that state-owned mines 4-  .�� may be easily accessible, if their 4*  4- operation becomes necessary or 4*  4- advisable. 4-  4- 6. That in the pulp land leases 4*  4- provision should be made for re- 4*  4- foresting and that steps should be 4*  4* taken for the general preservation ���_���  4* of forests by guarding against the  4* wasteful destruction of timber. 4*  4- 7. That tbe legislature and gov- 4*  4* ernment of the province should 4*  4- persevere in the effort to,secure 4*  4- the total exclusion of Asiatic labor. 4-  4*. 8. That . the matter of better 4-  4* terms in the way of subsidy and 4v  ���b appropriations for the province 4-,  4- should be vigorously pressed upon 4*  4* the dominion government. 4*  4- 9. That the silver-lead industries A-  4v of the province be fostered and 4*  4- encouraged by the imposition of 4"  4* increased customs' duties on lead 4*  4" and lead products imported into -b  4* Canada, and that the conservative 4-  4> members of the dominion house be 4-  ���burged to support any motion intro- 4-  4* duced for such a purpose. 4*  4- 10. That as inditistrial, disputes 4*  4* almost invariably result in great 4-  :-b loss-and injury both to .the parties 4-  -J- directly concerned and to the pub- 4*.  4-> lie, legislation should be passed 4-  4- to provide means for an amicable .-  4- adjustment of such disputes be- 4-  4- tween employers and employees. 4-  4- 11. That it is advisable to foster 4-  4- the manufacture of the raw pro- 4"  4- ducts of tlie province within the 4*  4-'province as far as practicable, by-I*'  4- means of taxation on the said raw 4*  4- products, subject to rebate of the 4*  4- same in whole or part when manu- 4-  ���K factured  in British  Columbia. 4-  The platform was taken up section by  section and adopted. Sections 9 and 11  were introduced in the convention, the  first by W. A. Macdonald of Nelson and  the last by captain Tatlow of Vancou-  v'er.There was no debate on any of the  planks except the seventh, and in that  the word "Asiatic" was substituted for  the word "Mongolian."  After the platform was adopted, W.  A. Macdonald of Nelson introduced the  following resolution:  "''TlWlirtlfe^opinio^  tion tlie stability of government and  beneficial legislation can best be secured by the introduction of party politics  in local elections, and that such a policy  be adopted."  The resolution was discussed for an  hour, and was adopted unanimously,  with the exception of the vote cast by  ex-premier Semlin.  Th'e next question was the election  of a leader, and its discussion brought  out the debating qualities of the delegates.    David B. Bogle of Victoria was  that he has had absolute control of tho  funds of the Into Transvaal government  for the past eighteen months.  The assumption that financial considerations will compell the curled darling of the  Paris and Brussels boulevards to havo resort to a humble magistracy in Java or  something of that sort is very diverting.  Mr. Kruger's resignation of tho "chief-  ship" is merely a mater of form. He  practically dethroned himself when he left  the Transvaal, and his personality has  counted for little any time this last two  years. Tt is amusing, however,' to learn  that not only does he deny the possession  of any Transvaal funds, but actually asserts that he is a creditor to the'extent of  ��40,000, which he declares he advanced  when he left Pretoria to the exhausted  coffers of the republics. The ex-president  however, says that he will not Insist on  any interest on this sum if the principal  is returned.  Generals Botha, De Wet, and De La Rey  refuse longer to recognize any Boer bureau  or "chancellery" in Europe. The Boer  propaganda will henceforth be worked exclusively in South Africa, so far as they  are concerned, though probably Messrs.  Steyn and Reitz, and perhaps Mr. Fischer,  will probably reprard it as a labor of love  to keep the pot boiling over here for several years to  come.  \  MULOCK ON THE SERVICE.  Toronto. Sept. IS.���Sir AVilliam Mulock.  postmaster-general, in an address to tho  Manufacturers- association today, said he  hoped that a service to Australia, via the  Cape of Good Hope, would be established  by the first of the new year. As to the  fast Atlantic service he said he expected  necessary steps would be taken soon to  establish a service between Canada and  Great Britain that would bo a credit to  Canada.  pitted against J. D. Taylor of New  Westmister. Both are editors of newspapers and both can talk forcibly and  well when on their feet. The one represented colonel Prior and the other  Richard McBride. Robert Todd, Dr.  McGuire, and John Duval did most of  the talking for Charles Wilson. F. C.  Cotton outlined his position in a speech  that was well received, and R. F. Green  and John Houston stated their positions in words that had but one meaning.  The roll was called, each delegate casting his own and his. proxy vote. The  ballot resulted in 145 for the election of  a leader and 87 against. The delegates  from Nelsbn riding stood one for and  22 against, delegate Cameron of Ymir  being the one on the winning side. The  vote decided the leadership issue, as it  practically settled the question of accepting the resignation of Charles Wilson as ..leader, which he had tendered  the first day of the convention. On a  vote being taken on the acceptance of  Mr. Wilson's resignation, th'e acceptance was rejected unanimously.  Before putting the vote on the motion to elect a leader, Richard McBride  made a speech explaining his position.  It was so temperate in tone and so well  delivered that "Dewdney Dick" had  more friends after the convention adjourned than he had before it-convened.  Several changes were made in the  constitution of the provincial association on the reassembling of the delegates in the evening, chief of which was  one apportioning representation in future conventions. This change was reported by the committee on resolution-.  It wlas in effect that representation  herea.fter will be on a basis of five delegates for each member in the legislative assembly, the delegates to be elected on that basis from the different districts. East and.West Kootenay will  have nine members in the next legislative assembly. This entitles them to  45 delegates in conventions of the party,  the same representation as Vancouver  arid Victoria combined.  The, next business was the election of  officers for the ensuing year: Charles  Wilson of Vancouver placed John Houston of Nelsbn in nomination for president, and the nomination was seconded  by R. F. Green of Kaslo. J. F. Robin-  son of Kamloops nominated A. S. Good-.'  eve of Rossland, but Mr. Goodeve withdrew in favor of Mr. Houston, and the  latter's. -nomination -was made unanimous by a standing vote.  Five vice-presidents were then placed  in nomination, namely, Goodeve of  Rossland, McKelvie of Vernon, Annan-  dale of New Westminster, Seymour of  Vancouver, and McPhillips of Victoria-  There was a fight over the latter, those  who opposed his nomination claiming  that he had pledged himself against  the adoption of party lines. -An effort  was made to get Messrs. rStarkey of  Nelson and Taylor of New Westminster,  the mover and seconder of the nomination, to withdraw McPhillips' name; but  they declined to do so, and Mr. McPhillips was duly declared one of the.  five vice-presidents. Frank S. Barnard  was re-elected treasurer, not a single  delegate except Mr. Barnard himself,  dissenting. The election of secretary  was deferred, and that official will be  selected  by tht executive committee.  Revelstoke and Victoria were named  as the place for holding the next convention, and Revelstoke won by a vote  of^two-to-one  on the llth of tho month, when there  will be opportunity of conferring with a  mass of men from all over the United  States. From there the delegates will disperse, each going to the places where his  own trade can bo seen at Its best. The  commission, it is expected, will not remain  in America much more than a month.  A STATEMENT OF FACT.  There is a radical difference between  The Tribune and the Liberal newspapers of Kootenay on the question of increasing the duties on lead and the  products of lead.. JThe Tribune stands  for the increase for two reasons. One,  because it believes in the policy of  protection; the other, because it believes that the - policy of protection  should be extended to its fullest extent  to the raw and manufactured products  in which the peoplij of Kootenay are so  vitally interested. 7" The Tribune's view  is upheld in the following letter, which  was written by a gentleman well-versed  on   the  subject:     7  I notice articles in the Sandon 4-  Paystreak and other Liberal news- 4-  papers to the effect that Canadian 4-  snrelters are now paying $1.30 per 4-  hundred for lead, wnich they are 4-  selling in Montreal for $2.75 in pigs, 4*  $5 in bars, and $6 for corroded. The 4-  paper then askstwhy, if American 4-:  smelters pay $3.50 per hundred for 4-  lead in the Co.bur d'Alenes, the 4*  Canadian miner7should want any 4-  protection on*7:lead whatever? 4-  There is practi-ially no difficulty 4*  so far as the American lead coming 4-  into Cana4a is concerned. The .real 4"  difficulty arises.from the fact that 4*  Mexican lead is refined and corrod- 4*  ed in bond in New York and then 4��  shipped into Eastern Canada in the 4*  form of white lead. The Canadian 4-  miner, furthermore, has no oppor- 4*  tunity of disposing of any more 4*  than a very sinairamount of lead in 4*  Eastern Canada, probably 3000 tons  a year, which is used in connection with the making of sheet and  shot, the bulk of the lead coming  in from England. Germany, and  Mexico in the form of the manufactured article-- and on which  there is practically no protection.  Only a very small proportion of  Canadian lead can be sold in Montreal for the above reasons, while  Mexican and German white lead is  coming in free, or nearly free, as  above explained. The balance of 4*  the Canadian lead' has, therefore,.4-  to be marketed *J.n~ China. Japan, 4*  and other ' countries, in competi- 4-'  tion with tlie fr'ee-trade countries _���  of the world; and at th'e present 4-  time Canadian smelters are unable -b  to 7dispose of the lead they have. 4-  purchased from the silver-lead 4-  mines of Kootenay, even when it 4-  has been offered at considerably 4-  less than the present London quo- 4-  tations. 4-  C.i/* <��� v fi * .^t-r1  ARE PREPARED TO BUILD A REFINERY  NEW PROCESS WORKS SUCCESSFULLY  The Canadian Smelting Works at  Trail have been experimenting for a  year on a new process for separating  and refining lead bullion. The experiments have been costly, but have resulted in success, so successful that a  large refinery will be .built as soon as a  suitable location for the works is decided on. At present, operations are conducted on a small scale at Trail, the  output being in tlie neighborhood of  200 tons of pig lead a month. * This  should be good news to every man in  the silver-lead mining camps in Kootenai'.  Wardner, is now on the ground, having  left Nelson yesterday.  IRON AT. CRAWFORD BAY.  Recent discoveries of iron ledges on  creeks that flow into Crawford bay from  the south have created a small stampede  in that direction. Over forty locations  have been made, and that prince of  pioneer speculators and rustlers, "Jim"  MEN ARE SCARCE.  About 150 men are at work at the  Poorman mine and Granite mill and at  the Venus mine and on the tramway,  all- of whom are drawing top-notch  wages. There is not an idle man in  Nelson, and laborers are in demand.  This indicates that there <is nothing in  the pessimistic utterances of such mine  managers as Edmund B. Kirby of Rossland.  pleted, a compressor plant will be installed at the Union Jack mine.  BUILDING A WAGON ROAD.  The provincial government is building a wagon road up Porcupine creek, in  Ymir district. Its cost will be over  $6,000, almost- as much as the government received during 1901 from all the  mines in the district through the 2 pei  cent tax. "Dave" McBeath has charge  of the work, and he has 50 men on the  pay-roll.   As soon as the road is com-  BETTER THAN LAST YEAR.  The mines on Slocan lake and on tho  creeks that flow into the lake at Slocan  City are making a good record, and  their shipments exceed last year's., At  this time last' year Slocan lake mines  had shipped 4,500 tons. The total for  this year up to yesterday amounted to  4,705 tons. If this rate is kept up, the  shipments for 1902 will exceed those  for 1901. The mines shipping this week  were the Arlington and the Enterprise.  WORK TO BE RESUMED.  Word comes from East Kootenay  that work is to be resumed on both the  North Star and the Sullivan. Both are  silver-lead properties. The first-named  has paid dividends aggregating $300,000  and the owners of the last named are  erecting a smelter to treat their own  ores.  IRRIGATION A PRACTICAL QUESTION  DESERVING GOVERNMENT ATTENTION  The national anthem was sung and  the convtntion adjourned.  The flrst act of president Houston was  the introduction of colonel Prior to the  retiring president, Richard McBride.  Later on the officers-elect met and  selected the following-named as the  executive committee: Green of Kaslo.  Robinson of Kamloops. Reid of New  Westminster, Seymour of Vancouver  and Russell of Victoria. The president  and the secretary are ex-officio members  of the executive committee.    /BRITISH   LABOR   LEADERS.  To Visit the United States at the Expense  of a London Diamond Merchant.  Invitations are to be Immediately issued  to twenty-one British labor leaders, representing, says the Daily Mail, all the great  trade unions with the exception of the  railwaymen's, to go over to tlie United  States and investigate American methods.  The scheme owes its existence to Mr.  Alfred Mosely, the South African diamond  merchant, who will meet the entire expenses of the tour. Some years ago Mr.  Mosely was much impressed in South Africa by the results obtained there by  American engineers in turning old and non-  paying mines into flourishing concerns by  adopting modern methods of mining. Then  Mr. Mosely went himself-to America, and  what he saw convinced him that we must  "wake up" if we are to hold our own.  The labor commission which was first to  have consisted of employers and employed  will now consist of delegates from trade  unions only, in order that their action may  be entirely unhampered. The delegates  will go unpledged to any views. All they  aro asked to do is to look with unbiased  eyes on American methods, so as to learn  what we may adopt and what avoid with  advantage to ourselves. An education  commission will go out next year.  Among those invited are Mr. J. Wilson,  M. P., Mr. G. N. Barnes, of the Society of  Engineers; Mr. F. Maddison, the former  M. P., and secretary to tho ironfounders;  Mr. D. C. Cummings, of the boilcrmakers;  councillor Taylor, of the Midland Trades  federation; and Mr. T. Ashton, J. P., of  the Operative Cotton  Spinners.  It is proposed that the commission  should start from England so a.s to reach  New York early in November, for the  meeting of the chamber of commerce there  CLEAN-CUT  DECLARATIONS.  The Liberal press,' and that. of  their coadjutors the .Provincial  Progressives, claim that the platform of principles adopted by the  Conservative party at Revelstoke  is one that can be shuffled with;  that it is not clean-cut in its declarations. All of which is to be  expected from the press of the  two parties that are opposing the  Conservative party. The Tribune  will only deal with the. contentious planks of the platform. . _  "^FIRST���Tife^"C"onsefvatrves "declare for the passage of a general  railway  act.  SECOND���The Conservatives declare for the TOTAL EXCLUSION  of Asiatics.  THIRD���The Conservatives declare for government ownership of  utilities, and would make a beginning in that direction by purchasing the telephone lines in the province, something that is not only  entirely feasible, but if carried  out would result in cheaper telephone rates to the public and, at  the same time, be a source of revenue to the province.  FO URTH���The Conservatives  declare,.that in order to put a stop  to tire bowlings made over the  imposition of tlie 2 per' cent tax,  the tax on metalliferous mines be  imposed on net profits instead of  output.   ,  All the above declarations are  straight to the point and deal  witli live questions. The other  declarations are much the same as  those made by the Liberal and  the Provincial Progressive parties.  One of the questions that the  opponents of the Conservatives say  was not referred to in the platform  is the employment of Asiatic labor  on public works. As that question  has already been settled by an act  passed at the last session of the  legislative assembly, it is no longer  a question  for  legislative    action.  There is 'one marked difference  between the platforms of the three  political parties now in the field in  British Columbia, that is. the  platform of the Conservative party  is up-to-date, and the others are  not.  CRESTON, September 19.���(Spe-qial  Correspondence.)���The people of Creston and outlying district commend The  Tribune in calling attention to irrig?  tion. Irrigation has become a live  question in the Goat River country.  There are thousands of acres of bench  lands in the Kootenay and Goat River  valleys which the "experience of the  past summer has proved cannot raise  a fair crop without irrigation. All this  land (some 50,000 acres) can be irrigated at a, Very low cost as there is  abundant water for the purpose. in  Goat river and Arrow creek. A comprehensive scheme by the government  would be welcomed by the country and  could not fail to produce most beneficial  results, both directly and indirectly to  the whole community. The matter has  been discussed in all its bearings here,  and the feeling generally appears to be  that while the farmers and others are  anxious  and  willing to  see this  work.  inaugurated, some plan should be outlined by the government which would  , form a basis ' for operations. The feasibility of this scheme and the smallness  of the cost are so apparent that there  is no possibility of a hitch once the  government takes hold.  Dr. Dutton, of Spokane, has been appointed medical officer for the dyking  works on Kootenay river. The impression prevails here that this is out of  order altogether, and that it is a case  for the British Columbia Medical Council..    ���'���'.. -.'.',.���   -..7.'  ���:',������  Shooting is not quite as good as was  expected, ducks being very slow to  come, in, but there is any quantity, of  grouse. Deter appear to be fairly "numerous, and caribou are sometimes  within hailinp; distance. -  There is a; great excitement on Gray's  creek, a tributary of Crawford bay. Big_  hernatite  iron  deposits  havji--i>��*^ir~uTs-  ceived  here. '-__Bnuoor-*\'viiife  of  Nelson  .was���hcre^tliis week recording  a large  group of claims. He is well up on iron,  in fact an authority on the same, having acquired his experience on the iron  ranges. in  Michigan.  The Goa River country is taking the  lead and will continue to hold it for a  time. It is the only section of country  outside the coast where iron has been  discovered. Enormous bodies of both  hematite and magnetite iron ore "exist  within short distances of Creston and  Kitchener, and large deposits of specular hematite occur on Mission creek.-  We also have the free-gold properties  of Summit creek and the recently- dis-.  covered high-grade copper-gold deposits  on Shaw"creek.;'- The, agricultural possibilities are on a par with the mining  resources;  No time is being lost by the_diliir,s^  contractorsJ_^nJ-i-��^'"-=^'J7T*;GS_wlthstand  _th��i-j>t-cssiifeof the spring floods permanently, we will have thousands of  acres of as fine land as there is in the  province made available for settlement.  '.-/  TRAMWAY OWNERS WILLING TO SELI  AND THE CITY ABLE TO PURCHASE  Under date of August 2,0th, H. Kings-  ford, secretary of the London committee  of the Nelson Electric Tramways Company, Limited, writes the editor of The  Tribune:  4-     The  British  Electric    Tramway 4*  4- Company   are   quite    prepared to 4-  4- consider any offer which the City 4-  ���b of Nelson may make for the pur- 4-  4- chase of the tramway undertaking, 4-  ���b and the London committee of the 4-  4- Nelson company will be pleased to 4*  4- receive    any    information  on the 4"  4* subject that you may have to send. 4*  4- and will lay the same with their 4-  4- recommendation  before  the board -b  4- of the British    Electric    Traction 4-  4- Company. 4>  The above shows that the owners of  the tramway will sell it, and it is now  up to the city council to begin negotiations  for the purchase.    Th'e people  of Nelson, if given the chance, will vote  the money. There is no question about  their willingness to do so. The sale  of debentures at this time need not  worry tho council, for the owners of-  the tramway, will without doubt, accept 20-year 4 per cent debentures at  par. The tramway once" purchased  should be extended at least to the south  end of the city park, and ultimately-extended so as to make a belt line. Nelson, if she would keep to the front,  must be progressive awl up-to-date. The  purchase of the tramway is a progressive move, and its extension would  show that our people are up-to-date.  POWER COMPANY GOBBLING THE LAND  *OKr3OTH-STDES"01^K0OTEN3r��^RTVER  Notwithstanding the West Kootenay  Power & Light Company, Limited, has acquired title to several lots of land on the  north shore of Kootenuy river, the company as principal or through agents is  applying for more. One application Is for  a mill site under the mineral act that, instead of being stiuare, Is 1S00 feet long hy  200 feet wide. Tin: mill-sit-' Is sini.it*' on  the north side of the river. Another application is for GO acres, also on tin- mn'ih  side of tho river. The latest application  for land on Kootenay river Is In the name  of Cordon Logan, who applies lor *!_n ai-res  on the south side of the river. Th'- .'ippll-  cant says he wants tlie land for ind'.'.-irial  purposes; in other words that tlie la��d I.-;  wanted for the West Kootenay l-'ower &  bight Company, Limited, a corporation  that is unwilling to allow the City of Nelson to procure title to enough land on  which to erect a power station "J utilize  the water rights already granted it by the  province. The City of Nelson has expended  over $75,000 in equipping an electric-lighting  system. Needing additional power, the city  applied to puchase land at the one point  at which that additional power can be obtained at tlie minimum of expenditure, but  the city's application has been held up  for over two years because of a protest  entered by the West Kootenay Power <*i  Light Company. Vi-t the land applied for  hy the cily is on the south of Kootenay  river, while the power company's power  station and flume I.s on the north side; but  Tlili POWKR COM PAN V HAS I'OH'ER-  I-T-J- FKIKND.S IN THE OOVKHSMK.NT,  and Its protest apparently has much more  weight than any protests that can lie made  by municipalities or Individuals. It is  pretty near time for the city to enter protests against all the applications to purchase land in Kootenay that are known  to be in tlie Interest of the West Kootenay  Power <"i Light Company. That company  should   be   fought   with   Its  own   weapons.  The notice referred to above reads as follows:  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, that sixty (CO)  days after date I, Gordon Logan, Intend to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works, for permission to purchase  throe hundred nnd twenty (,'BO) acres of  waste land in the district of West Kootenay, siiuaicd on the south bank of tho  Kootenay river, approximately eleven (11)  miles below Nelson; commencing at  a post marked "Cordon Logan's" northeast corner situated on tho south  bank of the Kootenay river about ono  thousand (1000) feet south of Mill Site Lot  No. lifit,., ihence south forty (10) chains,  thence west eighty (SO) ,,-milns, thence north  forty (10) chains, more or less, to the Kootenay river, thence following the south  bank of the said river in an easterly direction  to  the point of commencement.  Dated  this 12th day of June, 1902.  GORDON  LOGAN.  NORMAL SCHOOL.  Tho present summer session for teachers  ���will close on September 25th. thus giving  the students a few days rest before resuming their school duties on October 1st.  Tho winter session will commence nn Monday, October lith, in the Tloherts school  building at Vancouver. All Intending  students are required to send In a form of  application before that date; tills form can  be obtained from the principal, William  Hums,  II. A.,  Vancouver.  ROSSLAND MINK US' KXCfRSION.  Tho men employed at Rossland in the  mines managed by Bernard McDonald and  "Edmund Kirby had an outing at Nelson  on Thursday. They and their friends  came SOO strong, and put in the day running foot races and jumping and taking  part in other athletic sports. Tlie local  committee, with the assistance of Charles  A. AVaterman, helped the committeemen  from Rossland, and while things did not  run as smooth as they might havo, there  was little complaint heard. A ball game  between tlie Nortliport and Rossland teams  wa.s one of the features, and was won by  Rossland by a score of S to 5. live Innings  being played. Another event that gave  a good deal of sport was Ihe tug-of-war.  This took place on Raker street, on (--round  made historic by contests in the days  gone bye in which the brawniest men in  Kootenay took part. The winning team  was made up of men from the War Kugle  mine. Tbe hose reel races wero contested  by a scratch team selected from men who  have served as firemen in local organizations and a team from the War ICagle  mine. The Rossland men won. The day's  sport was marred somewhat late in the  afternoon by a drizzling rain.    The crowd  was  made  up  largely of young men,  well  appearing,  but apparently unable to make  themselves   at   home.     They   appeared   as  If   they   would   much   rather   have   taken  j part     in   a    celebration     that    celebrated  | something   other   than   a   mine   manager's  i whim.    "Harney's  Day"   may  In   time  be-  ' come as popular as St.  j'a trick's  Day, but  j few  people  now  in   Kootenay  will   live  to  i see, it.  AMKRICANS   COMING   TO   CANADA.  According to a Winnipeg correspondent  of the New York livening Post, the extent of immigration into Manitoba and  tin: Northwest territories from the United  States is little understood in the east! Sir  Charles Dilke's prophecy of twelve years  ago that these fertile lands would become  the wealth center of the dominion Is already being fullilled. Tor tlie year ending Juno .'10th. 10��2. l'.l.'iTil persons from the  railed Slates look up homesteads in  Manitoba and Ihe Northwest territories,  against .*i.1!l" In the preceding year. Actual  si'ttiers number five times as many, as  only heads of families can take up homesteads. In lOfto land along the Canadian  Pacific was worth *.'! an acre; now there aro  few obtainable lots close to the line, while  the price of the nearest is $7 to $S an acre.  An examination of Winnipeg hotel registers shows that !0 per cent, of tlie visitors  are from the United States, it is said  that the cheapness of land makes It possible to produce wheat and flour at less  cost than in Minnesota or the Dakotas.  Millers of Minneapolis and St. Paul are  anxious to get Canadian wheat and aro  advocating reciprocity with Canada with  tlie idea of having the grain duty removed.  This influx of Americans is proving of  great benefit to Canadian development,  especially in the line of capital, as tho  American settlers are bringing millions  with  them Into the country.  THEY HATE THEMSELVES.  The rank and file of the Lib'eral-CoiT-  servative party of Nelson riding is a  unit, as will be proved when the electorate is given a chance to express their  individual preferences at the polling  places. Few public men are stronger  than the political party with which  they affiliate, and tlie rank and file of  a party seldom err in selecting a leader  when given a chancv- to freely record  their preference. The Nelson Tribune  ONTREAL  Established 1817.   Incorporated by Jot of Parliament.  TPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST      8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  166,856.00  HEAD OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G , President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,  Corner Bakor and  Kootenay Stro.ie  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  | Imperial Bank of Canada \  OAPITAT., (Authorized)  CAPITAL (Paid Up) .  BEST  '     .$4,000,000  ..��2,ROo:ooo  ..$2,125000  HEAD  OFFCE,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec.  T. E. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E.  HAY. Assistant Gen.  Manager. W. MOFFAT,  Chief Inspector.  NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business tranasted.  Savings  Department���Deposits' received and interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special  attention given to collections. j   M   LAY> Manager#  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  leave   CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, CreRton, Moyio,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fort  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Maclood,  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  6.-00 a. m.  Daily.  LEAVE  8 a, m.  8 a. m.  6:10 p. m.  DaUy;  6:10 p. m.  Daily  COLUMBIA & KOOTKNAY  RAILWAY  Robson. Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday).  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoke, and all points oast  and west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland. I  AKBIVE  5:00 p. in-  Daily,  ARRIVE  10:35 a.m.  9:35, p.m.  9*35 p.m.  Dafly  _:_5 p.m.  Dafly  LEAVE  9:15 a__i.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY abbive:  ^oc��,.-ai.ty���giiverton, New  Denver. Three .'orm,,o��n<*.on  (Daily except Sunday)  leave KOOTENAY  LAKE        abbive  STEAMBOATS  1p.m.     Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth     11:00  Kaslo and all "Way Landings,     a. m.  (Daily except Sunday)  1p.m.     Lardo and all points on the  ���Lardo & Trout Lako Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  [From Lardo and Trout Lake 11 a.m.   I    (On Tue. Thur. and Sat)    I  '    GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  3:10 p.m.  man, should Ire be in a position to- head  a government, will not be denied by  even his political opponents. Capital  will not be timid were he in power, and  Labor well knows that its interests will  be fairly and honestly protected. Th'e  platform adopted will be discussed on  its merits once it is published in full.  It does not deal with fads, but with  feasible and workable questions. On  the whole, the delegates are to be congratulated on having done well the work  entrusted to them.  B. Kirby on "Aline Taxation in British  Columbia," and read by him at a session  of the Canadian Mining Institute h'eld  in Nelson Inst week. Mr. Kirby's presentation ot* the case Is so manifestly  unfair that men entirely in sympathy  with Mr. Kirby in his attitude toward  labor organizations condemn it in unmeasured terms. They condemn it because it is not a statement of fact, and  that if widely circulated it can only result in injury to a section of country  that has already suffered great injury  from the publication of opinions that  were made to bolster up incompetence,  mismanagement, and stock -jobbing  trickery. The sooner representative  business organizations of the province  set their seal of disapproval on the utterances of such men as Edmund B.  Kirby of Rossland the better it will be  for the mining industry of British Columbia.  LEAVE  Depot  .7:15 a-m  Mount'in  8:05 tt. in.  Dally..  LEAVE  Nelson  5-00 a. m.  Kaslo  3:35 p. in.  Daily  NELSON &  FOkT  SHEP-  PARD .RAILWAY  Ymlr, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colville-  and Spokane.  Making through connections  at Spokane to the south,  east and west.  Mounfin  7:15 p.m.  Depot.  8 p.m.  Doily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Half our, PilotBay, Ainsworth  iCanlo and all Way Landings.  LEAVE  DaUy  8:00 a. m  1:00 p. m.  KASLO & SL'lCAN  railway  .. Kaslo..  .Sandon.  ARRIVE  Kaslo  8:10 h. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. m.  Daily  ARRIVE  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 am.  THENELSON TRIBUNE  Founded  ln 1892.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  The Evening    "World    of    Rossland,  which  is  the  official    mouthpiece    of  Smith Curtis, M.P.P., says "low-grade  "mines .cannot be worked at all under  "the 2 per cent tax."   Such a statement  is absurd.    The Le Roi mine of Ross-,  land   is ia  low-grade   mine.    The   ore  shipped  to. the    smelter  at  Northport  contains gold, silver and copper values  that aggregate $10 a ton.   The cost of  omoif-ing is $3.75 a ton. and the cost of  transporting in. or. from the mine to  the smelter is 50  cents a ton.    These  two charges    total  $4.25 a ton,  which  amount is deducted from th'e value of  tlie ore.before the 2 per cent* tax is  Paid.    The  tax  is,   therefore,   paid   on  $5.75 a ton, and not on $10 a ton. Two;  per cent on  $5.75 is 11 1-2  cents, and  would amount to $41,975 a year if the  mine  shipped    1,000    tons  of  $10  ore  every day in the year.   If the profit in  working    th'e    Le    Roi      only      was  $41,975, provided the 2 per cent tax was  abolished   altogether,     what    dividend  would its shareholders g'et on the $5,000,-  000   they  have    invested   in  that   property?   LESS THAN ONE PER CENT!  If the mines of British Columbia can  only make a return of less than 1 per  cent, it is time the fact    was    made  known, for it is wrong to induce capital to make investments that will not  return reasonable dividends.  R. L. Borden and his colleagues when  in British Columbia admitted they did  not come to this province to enlighten  the people on the political issues of th'e  day, but rather to have the people of  British Columbia enlighten them on the  needs of British Columbia. They admitted they knew littie of British Columbia; knew little of her people, less  of her natural resources, and had but  the faintest idea of her almost illimitable area. They left British Columbia  with tbe opinion that her people are  enterprising and patriotic; that no  province in the Dominion has greater  natural resources; and that nowhere in  Canada is there such magnificent scenery. They were greeted by good-sized  audiences wh'ereyer they stopped; audi-,  ences that did not go wild and applaud  mere political platitudes, but who gave  hearty applause when sentiments were  uttered in accord with their views. They  found towns and cities Well built and  with every indication of permanency,  and several were found to be far in advance of ��� towns and cities of like size  in Eastern Canada,    At   Nelson   tlrey  " for Iho lead contents of the ore he  " sells, while th'e mine owners of the  " Coeur d'Alene's get $3.50 a hundred  " for theirs, yet both sell their product  " in Montreal for $2.75 a hundred." The  raystreak does not state the point  fairly. The Coeur d'Aleire mine owner  does not find a market for his lead in  Montreal. His market is in tho United  States, and the market price in New  York, and not the market price in Montreal, governs. The United States does  not produce any more lead than it consumes; but tho smelters in the United  States import silver-lead ores from  British Columbia, old Mexico, and from  South America, and the lead contents  of such oi'es must either pay duty or be  re-exported, and when re-exported are  sold at the market price of the country  to whicli they are shipped. Many tons  of silver-lead ore are shipped from  Slocan mines to American smelters, and  when smelted and refined, the lead is  shipped back into Canada for consumption. What Canadians want is that the  home market be preserved for lead mined, smelted, and refin'ed in Canada, and  if more is produced than is consumed in  Canada, then the surplus must be sold  in the best market obtainable. The  Coeur d'Alene mine owner gets $3.50 a  hundr'.d for his lead, because all that  he produces is consumed in the United  States, the market price of which is regulated by tlie duties on lead and lead  products. The Kootenay mine owner  wants the same m'easure of protection.  Were he given the markets of Canada,  he could readily sell one-half his product at $3.50 a hundred and the other  half would be sold for what it would  bring in countries that do not produce  lead. Were Ire to obtain the legislation  he asks for, his entire product would be  marketed at a price that would average  $2.40 a hundred, which would mean to  the Slocan mine owner an increase of  $11 a ton on his ore, for the Slocan shipping ore will average 50 per cent lead,  and even the Paystreak will admit  that few  of the Sandon mine owners  i7i.*ih1i_-_i'.i.,,*i,iii  CROWDED HOUSE AT NELSON ADDRESSED  BY TORONTO'S MOST PRACTICAL MAYOR  K. P. Clarke, ex-mnybr of Toronto, and  who has represented West Toronto in the  house of commons for several terms,  followed Mr. Borden at tho big public  meeting held in the opera house at Nelson  on Tuesday night, lie llrst assured the  audience that he did not intend to tako  up the time of the evening: fur any lengthy  period. In tho llrst place they had already  listened lo two very excellent speeches,  and in the second there wero many who  were already anxious to get home. He  then proceeded to hand out a compliment  to the ladies of Nelson. Ho remarked that  ho and his associates were greatly honored  in having' in the audience so many ladies.  Since thoy had been in the province they  had had the honor and privilege of addressing a number of meetings at which  thero were generally a number of ladies,  and he could assure the ladies that he  and his associates regarded their presence  as a very high compliment, and he hoped  that they would when the time arrived  give their splendid aid to the candidates  of the Liberal-Conservative party in the  disseminating of tlio policy and the bringing out of the vote.  Since his arrival in the city, tho speaker  said, he had been very favorably impressed  with the many evidences of the stability  of the city and the keen active business  men whom it had been his privilege to  meet. He hoped that if there was a period  of less progress passing over the people  of Nelson that this would speedily pass  away, and that in the very near future  Nelson would become the busiest town in  British Columbia and one of the most  enterprising: centers in Canada.  , There was ono or two things to which  ho would like to refer while he had an  opportunity of addressing them. He believed the province of British Columbia  contained a larger percentage of organized  labor than any other province of the Dominion of Canada, and since his arrival  his attention had been directed by his  friends to tho Alien Labor Act of Canada  and its non-enforcement. At the outset  he said he would advance the proposition  that if the people of Canada had nn alien  labor law, or any other law for that mat-  Editorial and Business Office  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, 11.50. No subscription token for less than a year.  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1902.  Tho  Revelstoko    convention   demonstrated that the Conservatives of British Columbia are almost unanimously  in favor of conducting: provincial elections on party lines; that they believe  Charles Wilson of Vancouver was not  fairly treated as leader ln the campaign  of 1900; and that the party must grapple  with th'e conditions   that exist in the  province  today    and   not  with   issues  fought over more than a quarter of a  century ago.    The convention declared  for party lines, refused to accept the  resignation of  Mr.    Wilson as  leader,  and adopted a platform   of   principles  that deals with questions in which the  people of British  Columbia are interested.    All this was not done without  clashing  of  interests;     but    once  the  issues were decided there was unanimity.    Colonel Prior, who is minister of  min'es in the    Dunsmuir    government,  had friends in the convention who believed he was fairly entitled to be designated as leader    until an appeal to  th'e electorate was taken,  but a larg".  majority    of    the    delegates    thought  Charles Wilson was entitled to retain  the honor given him in 1900, and the  majority    had    their  way.    That  Mr.  yviluov. Is a strong and eminently aafo  The ores mined    in    the   Boundary  country__are_.alsp_=low_!gn*ade.___rjvej___vill,  average about $5 per ton in all values.  The cost of smelting and transporting  is low, however; probably not exceeding  $2 a ton.   This would leave ?3 a ton on  which the 2 per cent tax is levied.   The  tax, therefore, amounts to G cents a ton.  It is estimated that the three smelters  at Grand Forks, Greenwood and Boundary  Falls are  now  treating 2,500  tons  of ore a day. If this is kept up for every  day during a year, 912500 tons would bo  smelted, and the 912,500 tons, at G Cents  a ton, would have paid $31,750 into tlie  provincial  treasury in taxes, or LESS  THAN   ONE-FOURTH  OF  ONE    PER  CENT  ON THE  SHARE CAPITAL of  the three companies owning and operating the  Boundary  smelters and  the  mines supplying them with ore.  THE   MINING   INDUSTRY���Terminal   works at the Hall Mines,  near Nelson.  l'lioto liy Queen Stiiilir. Xelsiai.  If the above are statements of fact,  and if they are not Smith Curtis, M.P.P.,  through the Evening World of Rossland  should be able to show their fallacy, is  it not wrong for mine managers and  public men and newspapers to make  and reiterate the statement that "the  "low-grade mines of British Columbia  "cannot be worked at all under' the 2  "per cent tax?"  Last year the Mine Owners' Association drafted a "Memorial" and sent it  broadcast over the country. That  "M'emorial" was very generally condemned even by people and newspapers  entirely in sympathy with the Mine  Owners' Association. It was condemned  because it was not a statement of fact;  that in the main it misrepresented th'e  causes that had brought about depression in the mining industry of Southeast British Columbia. But notwithstanding it was so generally condemned  its publication injured the country. So  with tho manifesto issued by Edmund  found a municipality that owned public  utilities and that had, practically, adopt-  "elaTnTrWincipfe ofTsinglcTtaxa-ion. ~Af  Rossland they were astonished that the  city's revenue was something like $15,-  000 a year from liquor licenses alone.  At R'evelstoke  they    found  the people  willing to purchase the water and electric light systems from the private owners.   At Vancouver they found business  buildings not equalled in either size or  architectural   beauty in  cities of twice  the  size  in   Eastern  Canada,    At Victoria they saw tlie finest public building  iu Canada    for   its cost.    Everywhere  they were greeted by a hospitable and  "charmingly  independent"   people,   and  nowh'ere was there a single exhibition  of surly and unreasoning political bias.  Thy left the province with expressions  of good  will  from all  our people,  and  Avere extended hearty invitations to pay  us another visit, not because they were  adherents of a political party, but because  they  were  good  Canadians,   and  as such should be interested in the welfare of all sections of the Dominion.  would object to having their profits uo  increased.  The Sandon Paystreak is a firm believer in the doctrine of free trade.    It  can see no good in anything that approaches  protection.    It wouuld throw  Canada  wide open,   in  order to  allow  Canadians to buy what they consume in  the world's cheapest markets.   It would  not give the silver-lead mine owners of  Kootenay   the   benefit   of   the  markets  of Canada,  if by doing so the cost of  what the silver-l'etad mine owners produce would be increased  to the Canadian consumer.   In advancing its views,  the Paystreak makes almost as peculiar  statements as  does Edmund B.  Kirby,  Rossland's eminent authority on taxation, when    discussing   the assessment  laws of British   Columbia.    The  .Paystreak says that "the Kootenay silver-  "lead mine owner gets $1.30 a hundred  The excursion to Nelson of the men  employed   in the   mines   at   Rossland  managed  by Bernard    McDonald    and  Edmund B.   Kirby was  one of goodly  proportions,    fully   800    people   taking  part. Many of those who took part were  outing against their will.    Their reception at Nelson was not as enthusiastic  as it would  have been had  the excursionists  been  celebrating a day recognized by law or by custom as a holiday.  The people of  N'elson  are not lacking  in    hospitality,   and   the   excursionists  were treated as all visitors arc. While  tho people of Nelson, as a whole, are  hospitable, they are also patriotic. Th'ey  believe that tho days set apart and recognized   as   legal  holidays    should   be  celebrated,    leaving   to  the  people  of  each  town   to  Celebrate    the  day  best  suited to their environment.    Rossland  has celebrated Labor Day in the past,  and   there  is  no  good  reason why  its  people  should    not    continue  to  celebrate that day, and if they do they can  depend on having the cordial support  of tho people of Nelson    who,  in the  past, have made Nelson's Dominion Day  celebrations so successful.  ter, placed upon the statute book it should.  be enforced, or failing its enforcement it  should   bo   repealed.     The. pai,Iiament_ of  In all communities there are men  who allow their personal dislikes and  prejudices to influence them in all  things. If a question arises that concerns the community as a jvhole they  arc not governed by their judgment  when considering it, but, instead, are  wholly swayed by their prejudices and  dislike of individuals. Such men are  never leaders and seldom gain more  than transitory prominence. People like  men who have th'e courage of their convictions, but have little use for men  whose good traits are overshadowed  by vindictive hatred engendered by occasional defeats.  Canada in the discharge of-its functions"  enacts measures which it believes will  make for the advantage of Canada., and  when such measures wero enacted they  wero supposed to be put into effect. British Columbia had suffered through the non-  enforcement of the Alien Labor Act, and  its workmen had not been treated as they  should have been treated in view of the  pledges and promises of tlie Liberal party  and   the   Laurier   ministry.  Mr.   Ciarku   then   proceeded    to   give   a  short  review   of   tho  history   of  the  alien  labor   legislation.     In    the   year   1895    the  1 United States government passed a mcas-  ure of the kind, and in the Canadian house  of   commons   Mr.   Taylor   of   Leeds   introduced   a   similar   measure.     At   the   time  tlie matter was  introduced  there was encountered   tho   feeling   that   legislation   of  tho kind was contrary to tlie spirit of (lie  British legislatures, but on the other hand  it was realized  that conditions had arisen  In  Canada which  rendered  tlie  enactment  of   a   measure   of   tlie   kind   necessary   in  order   that   they   should   receive   oven   a  meagre   share   of   the   protection   they   so  much   required,     ln   the   light   of   recent  events, Mr. Clarke proceeded to say it was  worth  remembering that at the  time Mr.  Taylor    introduced   his    measure   in   tho  house  of  commons  he  received  no  assistance whatever from any of the prominent  Liberals   who   later   claimed   to   be   such  friends    of   the   workingmen,     but    such  assistance as he had received  came from  himself    and    his    other    friends  in    the  Liberal-Conservative    parly.      During  the  stssion   of   1S0G,   Mr.   Taylor   again   intro-  ducedthe alien  labor measure,  but at the  request  of  premier   Laurier   tho  bill   was  withdrawn    upon   tho    assurance   of    the  premier  that  if  representations   which   he  was making to the government at Washington were not successful  that he would  give Mr. Taylor an opportunity for pressing the enactment  of a similar measure.  In   the  following session  of 1S97  Mr.  Taylor  again   introduced   his   measure,   but   a  second   bill   was   also   introduced   by   Mr.  Cowan.    While the two bills wore in progress     through    tlie     house    tho     Taylor  measure was emasculated.    In the discussion   upon   the   other   premier   Laurler   in  the course of the debate said it was idle  for the house to waste its time in discussing it, as it was evident that both parties  were agreed as to the necessity of passing  a measure of the kind, and as a matter of  fact tlie bill as it passed had tlio endorsement of both  tlie great political  parties.  In view of this, Mr. Clarke observed that  the action of the government when the  bill reached the senate was astounding.  Tlie secretary of state hud charge of it,  aim he deliberately sought to have the tory  senate knife it, and as a reason why tills  should be done lie- announced that it was  not the Intention uf the government to  enforce it. The secretary of state, added  Air. Clarke, used every means ln his  power to kill the bill which was enacted  for the protection of the workingmen of  Canada. But tlie senate at the time happened to be tory, ho wished it was tory  yet, and the tory majority declined to kill  the bill and it became law. Mr. Clarke  said he would not like to be guilty'of doing  an injustice to an opponent, especially to  an opponent who was absent, but he was  constrained to believe that it was the  intention of the Liberal government at  this time to let the alien labor bill go  through the house of commons in the hope  that it could be killed off in the senate,  and the responsibility for the killing fastened upon the tory members of the senate.  It was also interesting to note the manner in which tho measure had been regarded since it was given tho force of  law. Mr. Clarke said ho could with every  confidence appeal to the workingmen of  British Columbia to sustain him in his contention that since the measure was enacted  down to 1900, it was treated altogether as  a dead letter. In this year officers were  appointed under it, but as a rule they were  not allowed to act unless there was some  political end to serve. In the following  year some changes wero Insisted upon in  order to make the act workable, but the  utmost that the government would go was  to transfer from the minister of justice  to the attorney-generals of the provinces  the initiative in bringing the legal machinery into motion. AVhile these amendments were under, discussion a number of  other suggested amendments wero made  including a series by Mr. Clarke himself.  His idea had been to make the act more  within the reach of the'people for whose  benefit it was intended, and he offered an  amendment so that the provisions of the  law could be invoked upon information  being given before a police or stipendiary  magistrate. If the Laurler government  had b'een disposed to make good its pledges  in 1S9C, and again in 1900, Mr. Clarke said  it would have accepted the amendments  which he had offered to the bill, but their  refusal to accept these amendments was  the strongest possible evidence of their  insincerity in the treatment of the Alien  Labor Act.  When the matter of the non-enforcement  of the act had been taken up in the house  of commons,  the members of the government   had   given   as   thoir   reason   for   its  non-enforcement that they had an understanding that the alien labor laws of the  United    States would   not    be   enforced  against  Canadians,  and  that consequently  tho  Canadian   alien   labou  law  would  not  be enforced.   This statement,made in the  house   of   commons,   was   brought   to   the  attention of the American officers charged  with the carrying out of the law and they  made the statement, which has never been  contradicted,  and  which  the  speaker said  never  could   be. successfully   contradicted,  tliat  no  joint   high  commissioner,   or  any  other  official  in  the  United  States,  could  suspend  the  operation  of any  act passed  hy  the United  States  congress,   and  that  until   tho   congress   of  the   United   Statos  repealed   the   measure   Its   officers   would  continue   to   enforce   it.     Here   then   the  people   of   Canada   had   the   spectacle   of  premier    Laurier    making   the   statement  that a definite understanding had been arrived   at   between   theCanadian   and   the  United States commissioners by which the  alien   labor   law   would   not   be   enforced,  while on the other hand they had the dee-  larationof   the   American   officers   charged  with the enforcement of the alien labor law  that  they knew  nothing of any such arrangement, aiid that in any event it could  have no effect  so  far as  they were  concerned, and in proof of this they went on  from day to day and from month to month  enforcing against the Dominion of Canada  i"tlr(?ii*=fllieTr"lSbbl*"=leglsfatlonr"and=in^the-"  United   states   they  were   most  persistent  in   their  enforcement   of   this   legislation,  lt  was  not  reserved  for  strike  breakers,  but was put into effect against every Canadian   workman   who   could   be   brought  within its scope.  Coming  down   to   tho  labor  situation  in  British Columbia, and the manner in which  it had been affected by the failure of the  government   to   enforce   its   Alien   Labor  Act,   Mr.   Clarke  said:    1   suppose  strikes  will  continue  to take  place  from  time  to  time,   however   much   wo   regret  them.    I  regard   it   as   necessary,   very   often,   that  men should strike in order to obtain what  they consider is fair treatment.   Of course,  as an intelligent man, I think that In the  future we shall  be able by arbitration or  conciliation  to  heal  all  of the  differences  which  create  breaches  between  labor and  capital.    But  until   this  golden  day  came  it rmeainod the duty of thoso charged with  the administration of tlie laws to do their  duty,   and  to  at  least see  to  it  that   the  under-dog   in   the   filit���the   workingman���  does  not  get   the   worst  of   it.    Had   the  government    wanted   it,     the     strike   at  Itossland  last year gave the Liberal government every  opportunity of proving its  bona Tides with respect to the enforcement  of the'alien labor law.    Yet it is acknowledged  by  everyone  that  as  soon' as  the  men went out of those mines over in Rossland their places were speedily filled, and  by men who came into the country in open  violation   of   the  provisions   of   the   Alien  Labor  Act.    What   chance   under  heaven  had  those  men   who  went  out  on   strike,  when  at  the  time   they  most  needed  the  protection   afforded   by   the   Alien   Labor  Act,  the government winked  at  the open  violations  of it.    It  is  not difficult to  see  that had the Liberal government acted as  it should have acted; had it given instructions to its officers and agents to see that  the  alien labor  law  was  carried  out,   the  result  would  have been  a  much  speedier  settlement of  the  strike,   and  with  much  less  loss  to  both   parties.    The   Rossland  strikers   wero   sorely   tried.     No   matter  wnether men  strike rightly or wrongly it  was   very   exasperating   for   them   to   see  that tho capitalists with whom they were  contending were able to bring enough influence  to  bear upon  the powers  that be  at Ottawa to cause the suspension of the  operations of the alien labor law so that  State. !o lake the places of the Canadians  who were on strike.  If proof were wanted of the duplicity of  the government of sir Wilfrid l_uurl.r  with respect to their professed sympathy  for the working classes, there could bo  found no more striking example of it than  that ottered by the Rossland strike. The  deputy commissioner of labor, with ollicer  ���Vllii.-ims, was given two or throe instances  of violations of tlie law, but they were  l'owerkss to act because the government  had no', given their the power to act. Mr.  Clarke said he could point to the action  of the I.auiier government respecting* tlie  non-i'ifor'*o*neiu of the alien labor law at  llossl.-inii as an evidence of their duplicity  whicli was also shown in their dealings  with tlie prohibition question, with mutual  preference, free trade, and the Chlneso  question.  Against the record of the Laurier government Mr. Clarke set that of tho Conservative party. This he said meant a policy  of Canada for tho Canadians. The protection of Canadian workmen as far as  they can be protected under tho laws in the  securing for them of the labor market of  their own country, and if Canadian workmen wore debarred from seeking employment in the United States, lie held it was  not only reasonable but their duo that they  should be given the preference in their  own country.  From this the speaker proceeded to discuss the British preference portion of the  Liberal government's record. He said he  had noticed in a recent issue of The Daily  News a reference to premier Barton Willi  regard to British preference, and in referring to the matter he desired in tlie first  place to compliment tho people of Nelson  upon having such a bright, newsy daily  paper at their tables in the morning.. That  such a paper could be published in a city  the size of Nelson was an evidence of the  desire of the people of the town to keep  posted on the news and the happenings  in the various parts of tlie broad Dominion.  The Daily News carried its own proof of  the enterprise of its editor, and he would  express the hope in passing that his enterprise was requited in the manner in which  it deserved to be requited. In Saturday's  edition of The Daily News, however, thero  appeared an article on British preference,  in the course of which the editor endorsed  the position of premier Laurier on the  preference, and after quoting approvingly  the remarks of premier Barton -on the  same, proceeded to say that sir 'Wilfrid  Laurier took a much broader view of  things than Mr. Borden and his colleagues  were capable of doing. Mr. Clarke said  he was indebted to the editor of The Daily  News for the opportunity which his article  afforded for iu reference by himself to the  question of British preference. In the  first place, he said ho had no hesitation in  taking his position with Mr. Borden that  the policy of Canada should bo to secure  preference for preference. The conditions  were not the same in Australia as in Canada. In Australia the manufacturing industries had not been developed to the  extent that-thoy hnd in Canada, and as a  result Australia has less to lose from a  lop-sided preference than had Canada.  But the point which the speaker wished  to make was that in stating premier ,  Laurier's policy as that of British preference the editor of Tlie Daily News had  directed attention to another evidence of  the duplicity of premier Laurier.  Tn  the  year  1S9G.  when  premier  Laurier  was appealing to the people of Canada for  support  he   told   them   that  what  he  believed   in  was   a    mutual    prefernce,   and  throughout the general  elections he dwelt *��  upon  the great advantage which it would  be   to   Canada,   if   as   the   result   of   the  adoption  of  this policy of mutual preference  the godds  of Canada went  into  the  British   markets   upon   better   terms   than  the   goods   of   any   other   nation,   and   he  promised if elected that he would cross to  the mother country and negotiate a mutual  preference.   How had the premier fulfilled  that pledge?   In 1S97 premier Laurier went  to   Kngland,   at   a   time   when   the   whole  British empire was filled with enthusiasm  and  with   patriotic  fervor  over   the  celebration   of   the    diamond    jubilee   of   her  igracious_.majesty,__the.Ja..te_j'iueen=_";ictoria.==_  But   premier   Laurier   deliberately   threw  down mutual preference.    He then declared   that    protection     was   the    curse   of  Canada and that he did not want England  to   depart  from   its  policy  of  free, trade;  that what Canada hnd to give was granted  in   consideration   of   the   splendid   liberty  which Groat Britain permitted us to enjoy.  But   while   premier   Laurier   was   making  these statements in England his colleagues  in   the   Dominion   (Alossrs.    Fielding    and  Cartwrlghl) were declaring that there was  no   such   thing   ns   a   British   preference,  that   what   had   been   conceded   to   Great  BriBritnin   was   open   to   the  whole  world  if the  other countries would reduce their  tariffs the same as that of Great Britain.  In  Ills reference  to  the matter the editor  of Tlio Dally News has done us a favor,  because  he  has  given   us  an   opportunity  of pointing to another instance of the duplicity of premier Laurier.  Mr. Clarke then took up tho breach  which has occurred in tho Laurier cabinet  within the last few days as tlio result of  the differences between ministers Tarte  and Sifton as to what tho fiscal policy of  the government of which they were members. Tn this connection he advised those  who wore interested in (ho matter to read  the roasts of minister Tarte which are  now appearing in tho Manitoba Free Press.  This dirvergence of opinion ns to the policy  of the government by members of it upon  the cardinal point in its policy, Mr. Clarke  characterized as scandalous, and in closing he asked his hearers upon the next opportunities that thoy had to mark their  ballots for the candidates of the Conservative party in tho provincial as well as tho  federal elections nnd thus support the  hands of leaders Wilson and Borden.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars,  Tobaccos,)  Pipes and Smokers Articles,  men could be brought in from the United  Q.  B.  MATHEWS,    -    Prorrietor The Nelson Tribune  i -'i-rnfr."'���  LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY  PUBLICLY PLACES HIMSELF ON RECORD  Nelson's opera house was crowded on  Tuesday night to hear R. L. Borden and  his colleagues. All those present were  not Conservatives, Liberals being much  in evidence. Fred. Starkey, president  of the Nolson Liberal-Conservative Association, presided, and on the platform,  besides Mr. Uorden and his party, were:  ,1. A. Mara of Victoria, R. F. Green and  C. W. McAnn of Kaslo. and Messrs.  Morrison, McNabb, Dover, and Houston of Nelson. Fred Irvine, a member  of the executive of the local association,  saw that the hundred ladies present  were seated where they could both hear  and see. One of the incidents that  brought down the house was the presentation to Mr. Borden by Miss Greta  Macdonald of a magnificent bouquet  of flowers picked from the gardens of  Nelson. Mr. Borden acknowledged the  compliment by kissing the donor and  saying: "I am sure that on behalf of  ' my colleagues and myself, who hav'd  seen a great many of the beautiful flowers of the AVest. we will bear away with  us the recollection of their bloom in our  hearts."  Chairman Starkey's remarks on opening th'e meeting were to the effect that  the   people  of   Nelson    irrespective  of  their   party   affiliations,   welcomed   Mr.  Borden and his colleagues as men who  had won by merit alone their positions  of nrominence.  Mr. Borden, on being introduced, was  - received  with  aplause  that came  from  ail parts of the house, and began with  the remark that as there were four of  them who intended to thrust themselves*  upon  the audience, he would endeavor  to be brief. From this he proceeded to  remark that the present trip of his colleagues and himself was not one upon  which- they looked to impart very much  information but rather one upon whicl  they hoped to pick up a great fteal of information relative to the *_i-eat west of  the Dominion. H'e remarked that it did  not   matter   upon   whicli    side    of   thy  speaker the man in vublic life sat upon  he could not properly perform his duty  to his country unless   he   familiarized  himself with   its   varrad  interests,  and  the present trip has been projected for  the purpose of learning of the aspirations  of the people of the west and of securing a more intelligent appreciation of  their wants.    He said he did not wisl?  to  venture the suggestion  that in  the  few  weeks  they  had  been  away   fron  their homes in the east that he and the.  members  of his party had .teamed.a 1!  that  was  worth  learning of the  west.  "On the contrary he was quite preparen  to admit that the whole of the time employed on he trip might very profitably  have been spent in British Columbia ir  an 'effort to appreciate to the full 'extent  its resources.    But it could not be lost  sight of that the people of the east had  their own work to perform, and wlnlf  it might' not be a matter for regret it  was nevertheless the fact that there war  not in Canada that leisure class which  could afford to give up to public affairs  the  full   measure   of   attention   whicl*  their importance might deserve. The sessions of th'3 Canadian parliament occupied   a number of months every  year  and  wlren   to  the   recent   session   ttir  members of his party had added the two  months which they had  given  for th  present trip, they would doubtless have  given all the time to the affairs of the.  Dominion that they could afford. Short  however,  as his  stay had been  in  the  province. Mr. Borden said lie would ge  back  with  a much  better appreciatior  of its nes-sibilittes than he had  had in  the past.    Like all the other people of  the east, he said Ire had read a great  deal of the most western province, but  information from sources of this nature  was not to be compared with the advantages of coming into direct contact with  the people of the province  Taking up the political end of his talk  Mr-_ Borden ^^_Ji��^JSlMd J__-_J_a4^J._  ^^orToTtwo to the conservatives of the  west, and he wished them to take them  as coming from the conservatives of the  east.    He and his associates were not  the representatives    of    a    discredited  party     They were the representatives  of a party which could look back upon  a  splendid  record    of    statesmanship  which had resulted in the welding into  one harmonious whole the several scattered provinces   which had since been  brought into confederation.    The rec  !-ord of the conservative    party iu the  past had    been a splendid  one,   but a  still  more  splendid  record  lies  before  it for the future if it remains true to  the principles which have made for its  glory in the past.  With just a trace of an apology Mi.  j Borden observed that numerically there  'were not very many in the house of  ���coraons at present, as out of some.JU  members they could muster but 80. mis  'however,   he  said,   was    very  largely  owing to the manner in which the conservatives had been jobbed in the province of Quebec, where out of 05 members they had only returned some 7. The  disparity in the number of members returned was out of all proportion to the  voto    polled,  and    as    nearly  as the  ���reporter could catch the "marks of the  speaker,  he  said    there   were  100,000  -conservative votes polled against loO-  000  liberal    votes.    However, the tide  was setting in again in favor of the.  conservative party in Quebec, and Mr.  F .D. Monk was doing great work tor  , ithe party in that    province.    He had  , gone into the Laval  constituency  and  had carried it for    the    conservatives  against the influence .of two    govarn-  Iments, and in the constituency of St.  ffJames he had also brought the conservative out a winner, but the machine  politcians had cheated the conservative  out of his seat so that the bye-elections  in Quebec showed a conservative gain  of one instead of two.    At this point  Mr. Borden disgressed to refer to the  pernicious    influence of the    machine  politicians, and to the bhneful effect of  a  system   which    permitted    them  to  thwart the will of the people and supplant the representatives of the electors  for their own    representatives in the  house of commons.    Had it not been  for practices of this kind, in Ontario  as well as in Quebec, the divisions of  the parties would not be anything like  so uneven.  Referring to his own position as  leader of tlie conservative party in the  house of commons, Mr. Borden said he  accepted the position at the call of the  members of the party because when ho  was called upon he felt that he could  not refuse to give what work, or  energy, or ability he might be possessed  of to further the welfare of the country  and of the conservative party, and by  reason of these circumstances he was  treading in the footsteps of the great  leaders who in times past directed the  fortunes of the conservative party, and  lie could not have performed his duty to  the party had it not been for the most  loyal and zealous support which he had  received from the colleagues who were  with him on the present tour and the  other members of the party in the  house at Ottawa.  Dealing with  the respective policies  of the two parties Mr. Borden said it  was now frequently stated in the liberal  press that in Canada there are now two  political  parties  in  name only.    That  the  conservative    party  has.    now  no  policy differing from that of the liberal  and   that  therefore  the  only  Issue  is  which party shall be in.    This Was a  statement  which  he wished  emphatically  to  deny.    In  this  connection  he  said he was prepared to submit the proposition that lio one present could tell  him the real policy of the liberal party  with respect to the tariff at the present  time.   In 1S90 the policy of the liberal  party had been commercial union with  the United States.    In 1S94 sir Wilfrid  Laurier  made  the  statement that his  policy was that of free trade, and he  commenced to preach the new gospel,  and promised that if he and his party  were returned to power that he would  wipe   out   protection.   He   came   into  power in 1S9G but he did not stamp out  protection at all.   Instead he had made  some reductions   in   the tariff and in  some   instances  he   had    increased   it.  Since  then  there had    been the most  amazing of inconsistent statements on  the tariff from the party point of view.  The house of commons had listened to  sir Richard Cartwright and had heard  him cite in the    presence of premier  Lourier that if free trade was a good  policy in 1S9G it was still a good policy  at the present time.    Against such as  these there were the speeches of Hon.  Mr.   Tarte,  the   energetic    minister .of  public works of the Laurier    government.   He has been talking since upon  public platforms telling the people of  Canada that the dominion is at present  undergoing a crisis, that American industries  are   strangling    those  of  the  dominion and that they need increased  duties.      To    contrast    with    minister  Tarte there are the assurances of the  minister, of the interior���Hon.  Clifford  Sifton���which he has caused to be sent  out to tire farmers to the effect that the  tariff is not to be increased, and that  the real policy of the liberal party is  not higher protection but a return to  the doctrine of free trade.   In the light  of such varied utterances Mr.  Borden  asked his hearers    how they were to  arrive at what the fiscal policy of the  adrninstration was.  Taking the other side of the question  the speaker said the conservatives had  a policy of which they were not ashamed, and it was a policy which was expressed in the same words in the different parts of the dominion. It was a  policy which aimed to give sufficient  protection to 'every industry' to retain  for it its home market. It was a policy  which did not contemplate the wiping  out of Canadian industries by the competition of American trusts and combines.  A word as to the danger of these  trusts, Mr. Borden said would not be  out of place. He recalled the fact that  upon-his-recent^trip-through^the^New"  England states president Roosevelt had  found it necessary in nearly every  speech that he had made to refer to the  encroachments of the trusts. He said  the danger was self-evident in a system  under which only such industries were  permitted to exist as the great corporations willed should exist. Recently,  the speaker said, the fact had been disclosed that one of these _reat American corporations possessed complete  control over the legislatures of no less  than four of the great American  states. There was cause for reflection  on the part of the people of Canada as  well as for the people of the United  States upon the growing power of the  great trusts, as it was not too much  for the people of the dominion to imagine a trust in the United States or  Canada which might exert control over  the legislature of one of the provinces  or over the Canadian parliament. The  possibility of such an influence being  exerted should urge the people of the  dominion to see to it that their will at  the poll is not thwarted by illegitimate  agencies or by machine politicians. It  should be remembered that the parliamentary institutions of Canada were  evolved by slow degrees, and the power  which the people at present possess in  their parliament is not sure to remain  with them for ever. The power which  years ago was exerted by the king may  in time come to be exerted by the power  of wealth. The people should see to it  that the old danger from which they  ���escaped in the past is not again fastened upon them by the new power of  wealth, for the noxious influences which  have arisen in the United States may  arise in Canada.  Coming back to provincial matters,  Mr. Borden touched upon the mining  industry. Pie said that as he understood the matter the lead mining industry was "being hampered by the policy  of the United States lead trust, and he  was agreed that in this connection  there were some matters in connection  with the tariff which required re-arrangement, by which the costs of mining might be reduced. He said he saw  no reason why sufficient encouragement and protection should not be extended to the mining industry to place  it on a much better footing than it is  at present.   This was a lead producing  section,  but the conditions were such  that the greater part of tire value to  the. product was added after the lead  had passed outside of Canada, and he  could see no reason why British Columbia lead should    not. be permitted  to  enjoy its home    market.    The    home  market was the great consideration, as  one home consumer was worth 50 consumers in England and worth 100 consumers in the United States-  Mr. Borden said he did not believe in  a retaliatory tariff, but he did believe  in a tariff which would place Canada  on  the best possible    terms with the  United States.   Situated as Canada was,  bordering  on a country with a tariff  such  as  the  United   States  possessed,  he said it was apparent to him that the  position of the young nation was a difficult one, but he was confident of Canada's ability to succeed because he had  faith in the energy, the determination  and the capacity of the Canadian people to hew out their own future.    So  far as the mining   industry was concerned, he said he was in favor of the  application of the  conservative    principle of protection to the end that the  mines    might be developed,    bringing  prosperity in the first place to the province, and with the increased -.onulation  which this would bring, to the settlers  who were now filling up the lands of  the "Treat west,  'Touching the question of Chinese immigration, Mr. Borden said there were  two possible futures for British Columbia. The one represented the province  as a great agricultural, mining and  industrial country, liaving a laboring  population of our own race. The other  picture would represent it as a land of  corporations and capitalists, with a servile population sustained by Oriental  immigration. It has been advanced that  it is not wise to restrict immisration.  because it must tend to hinder the development of some of the industries of  the country. With this pretext Mr.  Borden said he did not asree, as Ire did  not think that the development of the  industries of the country would be  retarded by any such course, and he  added with emphasis, "In any event I  would prefer the first picture to the  second, even if the industries were  somewhat hampered In their development"  This is a question upon which the  people of British Columbia have spoken.  We know something of the acts which  your legislature have passed. We know  also of the telegram sent by premier  Ijaurier in 1S9G in which he announced  his policy in regard to this question:  ���'Chinese immigration restriction not a  question in the east; the views of liberals in the west will prevail with me.".  Despite this telegram, which was in  the nature of a pledge,_Mr.CB,o.r.den_i*.e.-���  marked that"'nothing had been done  saving that the head tax had been  raised from $50 to $100, but the Laurie-  government had five liberal members  from the province of British Columbia,  and although one of these had raised  his voice in the house, not one of them  had ever proposed a resolution which=  would force the hand of the government  upon the question. Is there any reason,  asked Mr. Borden, why the government  should not deal with this matter, why  premier Laurier should not redeem his  pledge of 1S96. On the Chinese question the government has taken no action  ���except to appoint a commission, the  report of'which was laid before the  house of commons last session, but the  report was not acted upon in any way.  Your legislature has passed laws endeavoring to exercise its rights with  regard to Chinese Immigration, but  they have been disallowed One of these  disallowed acts was very similar to the  Natal Act. Why should it be disallowed? If we have been correctly inform-  edr"-the==suggestioiv"for"Iegislatibn of  this nature as a remedy for the grievance complained of came from no less  an authority than the Hon. Joseph  Chamberlain.  Mr. Borden questioned the necessity  for the disallowing of such acts by the  federal government. In such cases, he  said, the matter of whether the legislature had exceeded its rights might be  determined by the courts. He war  aware of the cry that might be raised  that the province and the dominion  should consider imperial considerations.  Ho agreed with this, but he also  thought that Canada was entitled to  some consideration at the hands of the  imperial government. He raised a  question as to the imperial considerations for which the Natal Act passed  by British Columbia had been disallowed while the act from which it was  taken, which had been enacted by the  colony of Natal had been allowed. He  said the British Columbia enactment  would have prevailed if the people had  a government at Ottawa which had  force enough and courage enough to  deal with such matters in the manner  in which other colonies had dealt with  them. Mr. Borden called upon his  hearers to remember that everything  Canada had received from the mother  country it had won.    It had won res-  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ��� STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to  "rubber"  before sending  back East for anything:.  Wo buy, sell, or rout, 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. It.  Ticket Oflice.  P.   O.   Box 5SS.      Phono  2G1A.  SEWING- MACHINES  AND PIAK0S  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephir-e St., Nelson  pousible government. It was won by  the public men of Canada. The dominion had won the capacity for dealing  with its own affairs inch by inch.  Mr. Borden said it was a very grave  tiling for the people of the dominion to  condone the action of its public men in  the breaking of their pledges. The  effect of it was to lower the standard  for men in public life. Mr. Borden then  gave a review of the legislation which  had brought the Crow's Nest Pass railway into being, in the course of which  he attempted to show that the liberal  government had made a much poorer  bargain with the builders of it than the  conservative government had arranged.  He then closed his remarks with an expression of thanks for the very kind  manner in which he had been received  by the press and the people of Nelson,  and urging upon his hearers to stand  shoulder to shoulder, like the Canadians  sent to South Africa, to work out the  destiny of the d_ominion.  HOTEL PHAIR  | 80 ROOMS  All IVjoderq G-c riven ierices  Special fixates to Tourists  E. e. phair  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victoria Streets,     NELSON, B.C.  ARRIVALS DURIK-U THE AVEEK.  J. G. Rutherford, Ottawa; G. B. McDonald, Cody; T. E. Archer, Kaslo; A. E.  Thome,.'Toronto; P. McVeigh, Victoria;  P. W. Holt", Rossland; Thomas Taylor,  Trout Lake; T. Elwell, Bonnington Falls;  Charles Dempster, Rossland; A. Emery  Smith, Detroit; Ernst Krapp, Detroit; R.  Gordon, London, England; A. Dyce Sharp,  London, England; A. D. Wheeler, Whitewater; J. Phillips, Chicago; W. Holdridgc,  Trail; Miss Atkins, Vancouver; Miss Jewell,  "Vancouver"; Mrs. Jewell, Vancouver; C. H.  Williams, AVinnipeg; Edmond J. Burns,  Paris, France; P. A. Otter, Paris, France;  John D7Parker, Hamilton; Clarence King,  Brandon, Manitoba; O. Simmons, Peter-  boro, Ontario; A. A. Ferguson, Summerse,  P. E. I.; A. C. Bell, New Glasgow, Nova  Scotia; J. Clancy, AVallacoburg; A. E.  Powell and.wife, Sacftville, N. B.; R. L.  Borden and wife, Halifax, Nova Scotia;  Richard Blain, Brampton, Ontario; AV.  Bronthrope and wife, Belleville; AV. II.  Bennett, Midland; J." A. Mara, Victoria;  VV. J. Elmsdorp and family,-'-Marysville;  G. AV. Fowler, Sussex, N. 13.;. J. Warren,  Rossland; H. L. Johnston, Greenwood; J.  McKane, Rossland; J.. Tingling, Coffee  Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Campbejl. Enterprise  *mihe;' James .Vardner, NeW'ITorK; Ernst  Jones, Detroit; S. F. Parrish, Greenwood;  J. AV. AVoIfe. Cleveland; James A. Brown,  Blackfoot, Idaho; George B. McDonald and  wife, Sandon; A. G. Greenwood and wife,  Chicago;  J.  R.  Willis,  St.  Louis; AVilliam  D. Fraser, Arrowhead; AV. C. Cooper, Port  Arthur; J. G. Rutherford, Ottawa; A.-G.  Larson, Rossland; Lee Combs, Rossland:  I-I. Lewis Jones, London, England; A. M.  Millan, Rossland; E. H. Stewart, Rossland; N. O. Barnett, Rossland; Mrs. Davis,  Rossland; AV. l-I. Johnston, Rossland; T.  G. Stevens, Rossland; G. B. Drewery,  Ross-land; AV. Robinson, Rossland; T. AV.  Thomas and wife, Rossland; AV. Adams  and family, Rossland; J. C. Brown, Rossland; AVilliam Thompson, Rossland; J. J.  Hand and wife,- Rossland; T. E. Franchard  and wife, Rossland; M. O. Green, Rossland; J. M. Martin, Rossland; Carl R.  Davis, Bossland; Ed Keegan, Rossland;  James Landry, Rossland; J. P. Cosgro,  Rossland; Guy R. AVilcox, Rossland; G.  land; T. . M. Graham, Rossland; T. D.  Footin, Rossland; H. Nickolnor, Rossland;  T. AV. Johnson, Rossland; Fred Chapman,  -Rossland ;^D.1^H;&ehapinanr"Ros^iitlfd"r!Pr  Philpot, Rossland; F. York, Rossland; T.  B. Lewis, Rossland; I-I. Moore, Rossland;  Iv. A. Pringle, Rossland; Charles Songster,  Rossland; Dr. Reddick, Rossland; AVilliam  Miirp, Rossland;  Keith Lockey,  Rossland;  E. Griffith and family, Rossland; AV. If.  Raynord, and wife, Rossland; F. Bergen  and wife, Rossland; C. T. Cross, Silverton;  \V. AV. Mortimer and family, San Francisco; AV. L. Ralston, Scotland; R. C. Full,  Scotland; M. C. Shields, Seattle; Charles  Crolt, Spokane; J. R. Sinclair, Spokane;  Abner Ednoosf and wife, Rossland; F.  W.  Naughton,  Spokane.  MADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WATtD STREETS,  NELSON, B.   C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted   by    Elecriclty   and  Heated   with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES ?2 PER DAY  Mrs. E. C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine  Street,  Nelson.  The best $1 per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G- W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  ELLA WHEFXER WILCOX HAS NO USE  FOR MFN- WHO ARE ALWAYS PESSIMISTS  A man of sreiiius in his own line but of  tho most impractical qualities, and a con-  lirmed pessimist, complains that the world  is unkind, selllsli and ungrateful, because  ho has never gained success.  Genius is only a small clement In success.   Industry is only another.  AVithout well directed, and practical  effort, genius and industry will make small  headway in this very matter-of-fact  world.  AVe must suit ourselves to tlie times we  are in, with just enough of tlie progressive  spirit lo bring a following of interested  thought, if wo would have the attention  of the world.  Humanity today is not willing to remain  in the rear lino of tho march of progress  to listen to any man's ideas, no matter  how wonderful they.may be, and it gives  but passing heed to the theorist who  plunges a hundred years ahead.  Neither has the world patience with the  pessimist.  The clergyman who talks hell fire must  address empty pews, no matter how eloquent he may be.  The doctor who carries a gloomy face  and distrust of the whole human race in  his atmosphere, though he be the most  skilled   of   the   disciples   of   Aesculapius,  will never be a successful practitioner.  Optimism is tho demand of every mind  today.  Each man has his own private supply  of pessimism and distrust, and lie docs  not want his neighbors to bring theirs to  his market.  He wants their cheer and sunshine.  "Romeo and Juliet," though abounding in  beautiful linos aud tragic situations, no  longer tills our theatres. AVe nil prefer  tlie merry play which leaves us smiling  as the curtain falls.  Tlie book with the unhappy ending does  not make the success of the year, however  artistic It may be. And however great the  genius of the man, if ho is forever calling  his fellow men selllsh, ungrateful and deceitful, lie will never attain success���for  no mutter in what direction his efforts are'  put forth, success depends upon the interest of his kind.  AVhoever is declaring the world selfish,  cruel and unjust Is creating those very  conditions about him.  I heard a brilliant man,, whose-talents  have not been recognized as they deserve,  say: "I do not., believe .in any one  till I am forced to ��� I have been  deceived 'so many times." He did  not realize that his thoughts were  the cause of his failures. No matter how  many times we are misled and deceived  by  the promises of unworthy people,  we  should say to ourselves, "I am true, loyal,  honest and - grateful, und there must bo  others like me in the world. It Is impossible that I alone am worthy. 1 shall find  my own kind by and by��� I have missed  the right road lor a while, but 1 shall get  back again, and meet those for whom I  seek."  AVhat enormous egotism for any man  to assert that ull tlie world save himself.  Is unworthy!  There is not tlio slightest question today  in the minds of *,ho really intelligent that  thought is a vital force���as powerful as  electricity, though slower in its results.  The kind of thought we send out constantly creates our futuro here on earth  (and for centuries to come here and in  other planets.)  Persistent distrust and doubt will bring  failure and poverty as certainly as rain  brings  wet.  Persistent faith and hope will bring successful conditions as surely as the sun  brings light���with only the same amount  of labor and industry which accompanied  the failure of the pessimist.  Believe in yourself, believe In humanity,  believe in the success of your undertakings. Fear nothing and no one. Love your  work. AVork, hope, trust. Keep in touch  with today. Teach yourself to be practical  and up-to-date and sensible. You cannot  fail. ELLA AVI-IEELER AVILCOX.  *��������*�������������� �����*��������*> ��*������������������������������������������������ ��������������*>�������������� ������^���������^^-������������������^ ���>������>����������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������  | Nelson Saw and Planing Mills;Mm       j  |-,-    Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of     ��  ! Factory Work. t  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON, B.C. 1  ���������^������������A-^-��*�������������'.������ ����t++*++++++*+*+4*++++++++** + *4 ****** 4 ������������ *�������������������������������������������������*>*�������������"��������  ��� -���<,���    ��� -  ��� -   >-    . /_..___;&'���.���- . . *."__,..________  9?(M  ?*3i_- ���_*-.-*ii3'3T>,-,    *.���'&���** ���*--  yre����wi*gya��yyrjrttr'S��~��..fSv-..^'~���  TREMONT  HOUSE  - European and American P.'an.  Meals 25 ct".. Rooms from 25 cf. to SI.  Only.White Help Employ*d,  .     MALONE & TItEGILLUS,  Baker St., Nelson. Proprietors.  SPECIALTIES-FOR J1INE TRADE  VEGETABLES  and FRUITS  TARTAN BRAND  Morrison & CaUbsfeUrQracSfs  Open till 10 o'clock, p. m.," Saturdays.��� Tre*mont Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  ^totototototototototototo to totototototototototototofc  ���9  3  As a Work of Art.  ��:  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains of    .^  lithia carbonate. j   ^  REISTERER & Co. I  BREWERS ~  We  do all kinds of  except the poor kind.  Should^you need   Office Stationery,  Price Lists,  Circulars, Posters,  Pamphlets,  or printed matter of  any description, we  can   guarantee   you  Satisfaction  as to  Quality and Price.  e.-  OK  LAGER   BEER  AND   PORTER  Put up In Packages  to  suit  tho  Trado  Brewery   and   Office   on   J.allmcr   Street,  Nelson, B. C.  CI3KTIFICATI3 OF IMPUOVI5"ME2NrTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen    miner;.!    cbiim,    .situate    in    the  j  Nelson  Mining- Division of West Koote- I  nay   District.     "Whore   located���Between I  Forty-nine mill Kugle creeks.  Take notice that  William  N.  Rolfo and  Arthur   E,   Hodgins,   Free   "Miners'   Certificate   i\l>.   !>IH'_I,   A.   K.   Hodgins.   exempt,  Intend,   sixty  days   from   (lie  dute   hereof,  in iipply lo the .Mining Kccnrder for n Cer-  tifle.alo of Improvements,  for  the  purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notico Ihat action, under section 37, must be commenced before  tho issuance of such Certiflcato of Improvements.  Dated this 5th dny of September, A. D.  1M2.  I THE DAILY NEWS f  I        Nelson, B. C.        I  %totototo'ww$tototototo to to to tototo tototototototoG  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fisli and Poultry in Season  Ordors by Jluil receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  K. C. TKAVK.S, Mani-gor, K.-W-C. Blk., Xelson  O^LIGN ITE T^e stron��est anl* ^est ^plosive \t\ the Market  WanXotured by the HAMILTOM POWDER COMPANY  GEO. C. Tl'XSTAU., JK.,  Manufacturers of  DiHtrict m_t.. Nolson. i*.t*._  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder TKe Nelson Triburve  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Co.  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.  *  *  *  *  *  +  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  A.  4.4.4.^.4.^. A A A.}. A AAA AAA.1. ^. A A ^. A A A A A  .t. ^. A A .}. A J^. .}. .}. .}..{.  *  ���b  ���b  -b  ���b  *  *  *  ���b  'b  ���b  ���Z-  'b  -b-  -b  -b  *  -b'  'b  *  ���b  -b  W. F. Teetzel & 60.  DEALERS IN  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICLI S.  PATENT   MEDICINES,  SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN  ASSAYERS' FURNACES,  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES,  CHEMICALS,    <-��.- -*��--���**���������  CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  The largest Drug House  Between Winnipeg an,d the Coast.  Corner Balder and  Josephine Streets  NELSON  -b  ������������*' *  ��� <���% ���$��� ��% A. ���?������ *$��� ���% ���?��� ��7�� ���!��� ���% ���% ���*% ���?��� ���?��� ���?��� ���?��� ��J** ���!��� ���?��� ���J* *|* ���?��� *J�� ��|* ��J* *f* ���?* *|* **J�� *J�� ���$��� ���}��� ���J** ��J* ���*?��� ���{���  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  wins Tobacco       H j, phmb propr.  Player's Tobacco " ' "  Turkish Cigarettes  Monopql Cigarettes  Egyptian." Cigarettes  J. K. C. and G. B. I>. Pipes  Lambert and Butler.Tobaccos  All brands-of imported and domestic cigars  Sols Agent for  "IN-ERSEAL" CIGr\R  The Queen  Cigar Store  Wholesale at-d Retail  Tobacconist  Telephone 194  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials    .  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  M usical I nstru men ts  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  -THE-T0-WR-AHD-DI8I-RICI-  Park, and John McLaughlin, Fernie, registered at the Queen's yesterday.  - -Tr. _r^���_>-.OU(.et'-IS- Ua_I_~rt uui -a, - trip   maiie  to the Portland cement works, which are  situate on Pend d'Orielle river, 50 miles  distant from Northport, "Washington. Several Nelson men are interested in the enterprise, which Mr. Procter: says will be  an assured: success.  The executive of the Nelson Liberal Association met on Tuesday night and recommended Bliss, B. Smith of. Carbonate  street for, the position of 'caretaker for  the new postoffice building.* Mr. Smith is  one of the Grit stalwarts and always  knows where he is. at when his party  friends need assistance.  Local plasterers claim the plastering that  is being done on the .new postoffice building is "botch work.'" They also claim that  it is useless to make any representations  to the government official who is In charge  of the work, as he is wholly without influence when he runs contrary to the  wishes of the contractors. :  A. H. Buchanan, manager of the Nelson  branch of the Bank of Montreal, returned  on Sunday from a trip to southern Alberta.  When_ln_that_land_of_ uunch grass_he_ar__  Lee Coombs, one of Rossland's prominent  business men, was registered at the Phair  on Thursday. ,:  Mrs. M. M. Marre of New York is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Herb Irvine and Mrs.  Harry Wright.  "Doc" Boyd of the "tv*anhattan paid the  new town of Morrissey, in East Kootenay,  a visit  this  week.  Mrs. P. D. Porter and children of Rossland are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Fred  Starkey of Silica street.  Joseph Martin of Rossland, John Cody  of Erie, John Williams of Trout Lake, L.  L. Olson of Spokane, and D. Peachy of  Collingwood, Ontario, are at the Bartlett.  Among the arrivals at the Sherbrooke  hotel are George A. Wellwood of Eholt,  Joseph Mathew of Nakusp, George McDonald of Sandon, and F. W. Stranger of  Trail.  D. A. Cameron of Ymlr remained over  in Nelson on Monday while en route from  the Revelstoke convention, which he attended as a delegate from the town of  Ymir.  Peter McVeigh came in on Sunday from  Victoria and left on Tuesday for Frank,  Alberta, where his firm are building a railway to the coai mines near that nourishing town.  "Joe" Duhamel, who has resided in Nelson since the spring of 1891, left Nelson  this week for' Edmonton, Alberta, where  he has an interest in land along with his  father, who left Nelson about lour months  ago.  J. A. Mara of Victoria, who is a large  holder of Improved real estate in Nelson,  came in with the Borden party on Tuesday  and left for the Coast on Wednesday, intending to stop off a day at Kamloops and  a day at Vancouver.  Thomas Taylor, M. P. P., of Trout Lake  passed through Nelson on Monday, en  route from the Revelstoke convention. Mr.  Taylor will engage in business at Trout  Lake, having acquired an interest in the  general merchandising firm of C. B. Hume  & Co.  Eugene Croteau, Rossland; Miss May  Webb, Slocan City; Charles B. Marvin and  wife, Edward Delaney and wife, Laura  Evans, and E. Van Alstyne of the Marvin  Opera Company; W. Mitchell, Grand  Forks; Thomas R. French, Sirdar; A.  JSrickson,    Sirdar;   O.   W.    Mayers,   Deer  ranged for the opening of a branch of the  Bank of Montreal at the new town of  Raymond, and the people of that section  of Alberta now have banking facilities.  ��� E. R. Atherton of Sandon, is in Nelson.  He is a pioneer, having been one of Nelson's earliest settlers, then of Watson, and  finally of Sandon, where he opened a  general merchandise store when the town  hadn't a single inhabitant but himself.  Since then he has been mayor of Sandon,  and is now postmaster of that city.  B. C. Murray, Rossland; J. G. Irving,  Rossland; Georgo Williamson, New Denver; C. F. Caldwell, Kaslo; E. B. MCiMas-  ter, Vancouver; P. F. Richardson, Vancouver; F. T. Peacock, Montreal; Mrs. and  Miss Dawson, Winnipeg; J. F. Rice, Grand  Forks; A. C. Merkos, Midway, and l-I.  Ellis, Midway, registered at the Hume last  night.  Fred Irvine & Co., Nelson's pioneer dry  goods firm, are always up-to-date. They  are making preparations to corral the bulk  of the fall and winter trade in their lines.  The firm's dressmaking department is the  largest of any house between Winnipeg  and Vancouver, and this season it will  be in charge of Miss J. M. Archibald,  who recently arrived at Nelson from the  East.  Manager Schemerhorn says he expects  the Sayward shingle mills building at  Salmo to be completed by the first of October, and that the machinery should be  installed by November 1st. The mill building will be 30 feet wide and 300 feet long.  Its construction will take 120,000 feet of  lumber, and when completed will be one  of the largest and most complete shingle  mills  in   the  province.  fis__i^,.��5t��_f_y___I^-__!_^  return   Irom    the    Kev.IstoE  Kev.istokTe convention,  staid over at Nelson and aided tho Nelson  Conservatives pull off the big public mooting on Tuesday night. A delegation came  down from Kaslo and helped swell the  crowd, among others in the delegation  were ex-mayor McAnn, ex-mayor Carlson,  and mine manager Anderson. They made  their headquarters at the Phair.  John McKane arrived in Nelson on Wednesday en route to the Lavinia mine at  the head of Kootenay lake. After inspecting the property he will proceed to the  Tonapah district, in Nye county, Nevada,  where ho is at present operating. Mr.  McKane recently returned from a trip to  Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where he succeeded in Interesting capital in our mines and  mines at Tonapah. John's friends wish  him tho best of good luck in his ventures*  in  the sage brush  stiile.  George AVIlllamson of "New Denver, came  in last night, lie is accompanied by his  wife.  J. M. Ross of Sandon, Arthur Mann of  Whitewater. William Sliolloy ol' Sandon  are at tho Lakeview.  W. J. Baverstock, Venire; AV. 11. Scott,  Rossland: and R. F. Travis, Northport,  are registered at the Tremont.  AV. II. MeKinn-y, Spokane; G. AV. Donnelly, Fernie; J. L. Lynch, Portland; John  L. Nichols, Erie, nnd C. II. Cameron,  Erie, are registered at tho Grand Central.  Miss Gillis of Slocan City, AVilliam AVash-  burn of Kaslo, I'. .7. Nichols of the Fern  mine, M. MuManus of Trout Lake, and T.  J. Bulger of Nakusp, aro stopping at the  Madden.  John J. Malone is back from doing assessment work on tho Apex group of  claims, situate on the divide between  Whitewater and the north fork of Wild  Horse creeks.  HELD  ANNUAL  MEETING.  The members of the Nelson Liberal Association held thoir annual mooting on  Thursday night in the board of trade.rooms.  Twenty-two members were present. The  only contest was for vice-president, there  being three names placed in nomination,  namely, James McPhee, J. A. Turner, and  Good blood makes good muscle timber.  It takes exercise to develop that timber.  AVe can't do t'liat for you. You must have  the material or you can't work up the  muscle. .  Beef, Wine and Iron  is the starter. It makes the foundation.  It makes blood���red blood, too. It gives  you ambition to get started.-*", Nothing ilke  getting a good early start.  Our Beef, AVine and Iron is made of the  best beef extract the .purest citrate of ^ron,  and a carefully selected sherry wine.  Other Good Tonics are  KOLA-PEPSIN-CELERY- AVINE  WILSON'S  INVALID'S  PORT WINE  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd.  BRITAIN'S BEST MATERIALS.  CANADA'S BEST WORKMEN.  Before placing' your order  FOR CLOTHES  what can be done by  J. A-  2nI Floor Wallace-Miller  Duilding, Nelson.  Merchant Tailor  They have arrived I    You must see them !  They aro goods of tho most beautiful  design and texture that over left tho looms  of old England or Bonnie Scotland. They  are perfect In coloring, elegant in weave,  end fashloni.'cl especially for the full of  1.02. The fashions lor this season are so  radically changed that you will be entirely  out of fashion without them. A'ou may  with perfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailop  TREMONT   l.'U.CK,   MAKER  ST.,  LAST.  Ho   will   give   you   the   stylish   cut   and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high  reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP.  GEO.  Maker  of  First-class  Hand-made  Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  UNION MEETINGS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, W. F.  M.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.30  o'clock. Wage scale for Nelson district:  Machine, miners, $3.50; hammersmen, $3.25:  mine laborers, $3. Samuel L. Peacock,  president; James AVilks, secretary. Visiting brethern cordially invited.  TO RENT.  FIVE-ROOM   house;   electric   lighted;   all  conveniences.      Apply    to    Mrs.   AV.   P.  Robinson, Carbonate street, west.  A WELL  Furnished  house  of six  rooms,  for three months;  piano;  electric lights;  all   conveniences.    Apply   to   "Mrs.   AV.   P.  Robinson,  Carbonate street, west.  FURNISHED Rooms; from $5 to $7.50 per  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street.  $cc��cri-. IRVINE &  Tr  Tr  Tr  Tr  Tf  %  00*'  Tr  Tr  Tr  Tr  7r  Tr  Tr  Tr  j_*&t  Tr  Tr  j��'  Tr  00$'  Tr  BAKER   STREET  ry  Carpets  Men's Furnishings  The Latest Up-to-Date, Feady-to-Wear Felt Eats  in Millinery Department.  We have now a new stock of"  Dress Materials, suitable for fall  and winter   wear, New Dress  Cloths and Etaraains for ladies'  tailor made suits.  New French Delaius, French  Flannels and Scotch Serges for  ladies' shirt and blouse waists.  A large assortment of ladies'  ready made dress skirts.  VINE &  CO  J_��_  **��~  **  *���  5__r  ���*���'.��.  *���  *(__-  ���*���*>  J&0.  ^ '  ik  '���4&J  Vi  ^���***i|t.***^**iMK**** *���*���*-*-**������*���* -%-iM. *���***���*,% ^^#^M^*#r -*%-*%-*%-??  Di\ E. C. Arthur. Mr. McPhee won on  the second ballot, defeating Dr. Arthur,  Mr. Turner withdrawing after the first ballot. Dr. G. A. B. Hall was re-elected president and John Hamilton was re-elected  treasurer. G. C. Tunstall declined to  serve as secretary any longer and Fred  Smith was elected to that position. The  executive committee is S. S. Taylor, Dr.  P. A. McLennan, M. Scully, G. C. Tunstall,  J. H. A'anstone, Edward Ferguson, VV. G.  Gillett, J. A. Turner, John McLeod, and  Dr. E. C. Arthur. A resolution was passed  reaffirming the position of the association,  in favor of party lines, and it was decided,  to hold regular monthly, meetings during  the fall and winter.  COLUMBIA -RIVER  IMPROA'EMENTS.  W.  A.. Galliher,  M.  P.,  is back from  a  trip  to  the  Columbia  river,  above  Revel  stoke, made with the view of expending  the Dominion appropriation for improving  that part of the river, -rne appropriation  is $5000, and it will be expended as soon as  government engineer Keefer decides on  what is best to be done. Mr. Galliher says  if the $5000 is not sufficient to do the necessary work, an additional appropriation  will* be secured, so that the river will be  made navigable, if such a thing is possible,  from Revelstoke north ti the mouth of  Canoe river. The Big Bend country is  known to be a mineral section., and the  valley of Canoe river has tine stretches of  timber and farming lands, all of which  could. be opened up and developed were  there transportation facilities from the  Canadian Pacific at Revelstoke. Mr. Galliher was accompanied on the trip by senator Templeman of Alctoria, who is a  member of  the Laurier  government.  Are You Interested  In the Grocery question; if so our goods represent every cent of the money for which  they are sold.     '.    -..- ,. ,, ,  AVhen you are buying from us you are buying the best the market can offer, and  at a lower price all round .than you can obtain anywhere'for the same value.  You Can Make No Mistake  "gSTAgliTSHBP-iy NELSOJ-T 1901       '  Jacob Dover, The Jeweller,  Nelson, B. C.  c  ���  ���'  by giving us your business,  the Kootenay.  as we have the  best stock of Groceries  to be  found in  --- -o<-'   Babr street, Heison.    j. S. McPherson, leading Grocer  glu"as BAKING POWDER  Guaranteed to be the best in the market or money refunded  I am tho leader wherever diamonds  and watches are sold in this country.  My name is  service,    fair  goods.  a synonym  of prompt  treatment 'and  honest  JACOB  Baker Street  My stock for the fall and holiday  trade is such as suits all the patronage of this character. All my lines  have been selected with the utmost  care. The wants-of all customers,  large and small, have been carefully  considered.  Customers always receive the maximum value for their money. My diamond and watch stock never was  larger or so attractive as this season.  All mail orders receive prompt and  special attention.  DOVER  Nelson, B.C.  ���������������...���������..������..........p��.........................,\  We Can Save  You -Money By  Purchasing Now  VTTCTRvn-Kranco:  Houston Block, fieUon  Grocers and Provisions Dealers  PHONE  161  P. BURNS * CO.  Whol_^a_cj_nd Retail  ^/[eRf  MetCliantS  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kas>lo, Ymir, Saudou, Silverton, Revelstoke, New  Denver,  Cascade, Trail, Grand  Porks,  Greenwood,  Midway. Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, IFernie and Mticleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS  BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEAD'S  HALL RACKS  ^lUSIC-CABINETS-^"^=  WOMEN'S DESKS  xiOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  ^PAREOR^CABINETS"  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  & ***.***********���*************��� ********************* -fr****^  D. McARTHUR k GO.  Baker and Ward Streets,  Nelson, B. C.,  CAN YOU CAN ATTEND  9th ANNUAL,  THE  SPOKANE INTERSTATE FAIR  Spokane, Wash.  October Sth to 14th, 1902, Inclusive.  FINE  EXHIBITS  IN  C-ffk/^l^' HOUSES, HOGS.  A^LU^-IV CATTLE. SHKEP  Fine Arts Exhibit  Fruit Exhibits  Eight Day Racing  Agricultural Exhibits S��  MINERAL  EXHIBITS  nTGGE*-*T TN  THhi NORTHWEST  BIG EVENT EACH DAY  300 HORSES ENTHItKD  RM PRO])U0T3  ALL KINDS  $25,000 IN  PREMIUMS  DRST MUSIC���Amtt'cmcnt Extraordinary  Writ, for oatnlo-*��e.  Elt^JJIC LEiKE, Advertising Agent,  ^*************************** **************************  Concession privileges of all kind's for Bale  GEO. H. MARTIN,  Mar. and Sec'y  m  9  1>  m  *.  w  ��  m  m  *  tt  (n  tt  tt  tt  ��  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  w  m  tt  tt  tt  tt  tt  m  E. FERGUSON & CO.  THE   LARGEST  EXCLUSIVE  WHOLESALE  DEALERS IN  WINES, LIQUORS  AND CIGARS  IN   SOUTHEASTERN  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  Solo B. C  Agents for  BEGG'S  ROYAL  LOCHNAGAR  SCOTCH  WHISKY  The Whisky Without a  Headache.  Beggs is Distiller to  ".H.E.H. King Edward VII  By Roj al Warrant.  VERNON  ST.  NELSON, B.C.  STARKEY & CO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIOt  PRODUCE AND  FRUITS.  R.EPR.SETINC  R. A. Rogers & Co r  ft. K. Fairbank Co.,  Simcoe Canning Co,,  lid  Winnipeg.  Itfontrea!.  Simcoe.  Office and Warehouse.  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B.


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