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 --/  Jltelson  tribune  Satvirday Morning, October 11, 1902  THE LE ROI MINE MAKING PROFIT AT THE RATE OF OVER A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR  ANOTHER FAMOUS MINE RESUMES SHIPMENTS OF ORE TO LOCAL SMELTERS  Tho managemont of tho Le Roi mine  Is publishing monthly statements that  aro not only intelligible, but they show  that the mine is making money at the  rate of a million dollars a year. The  report for the month of July comes  from the head office of the company in  London, England, and can be depended  on as authentic.  During the month the mine shipped  a total of 16,170 tons, of which 14,493  were from the mine, and 1,677 from the  dump. The gross values of the ore from  the mine averaged $17.67 a ton, and  from the dump ?16.35 per ton. The expenditure for tbe month on mine account was $51,385.53.  The cost of breaking and delivering  ore on the railroad cars for the month  was $2.87 per ton. The cost of loading  second-class ore from the dump was  27.3 cents, which, added to the 2 per  cent tax, for the month, brings it to 40  cents per ton. The cost of delivering  first-clasp ore on the railroad cars, including all mine expenditure other than  cost of second-class ore, was $3-50 per  ton.  During the month 19,965 tons of ore  were treated at the company's smelter  at Northport,' of whicli 5,006 tons came  from th'e Le Roi No. 2 mines, properties  notu owned by the Le Roi company. The  smelter, therefore, treated 14,959 tons  of Le Roi ore. The mines profit for the  month is estimated as follows:  Gross value of ore    shipped  from mine  $250,086 60  Gross value of ore    shipped  from dump     27,427 08  Total    ..$283,511 28  Deductions���  Difference     between     gross  value and   refiners' settlement    rates, and    interest  on gold and silver   values  for 90 days, and on copper  values   for 60 days on ore  shipped from mine $ 43,768 06  Ditto on  ore shipped    from  "dump   ;       3,690 58  Cost of mining and smelting  ore shipped from mine ... 119,420 12  Cost    of    loading   on   cars,  freight,   smelting,   interest,  etc., of ore shipped    from  ' dump         8,287 01  value of the ore shipped is given at  $283,514 28. The total deductions for  all costs, exclusive of mining, amounted  to $123,780.24, which leaves $159,734.04  on which the 2 per cent tax is paid- The  tax would therefore amount to $3,19168.  If levied at 3 per cent on the net returns, as in Montana, the tax would be  paid on $108,348.51, and would amount  to $3,250.45, or $55.77 in excess of what  will be paid in British Columbia.  The  above    figures  are  respectfully  referred to the men and newspapers opposed to the 2 per cent tax, claiming  that it is iniquitous and unjust, and  that its collection prevents capital from  coming into the country.  The official returns for August and  September are not yet to hand, but  statements appearing in the newspapers  of Rossland go to show that the earnings averaged in the ..neighborhood of  $100,000 a month. If Uhis rate is kept  up for twelve months the Le Roi will  be out of debt and will be paying  dividends that will go far towards restoring the confidence of the British investor in our mines.  SHAPING UP FOR WINTER.  Slocan Drill, 10th: "At the Black  Prince things are being put into shape  for the winter's work. The improvements now under way include a cookhouse,  a blacksmith shop and  timber  Total deductions  $175,165 77  Estimated profit for month .. 108,348 51  Total $283,514 28  During the month 408 feet of development-work was done.  From the above statement a fair idea  can be obtained as to the workings of  the 2 per cant tax levied here as compared with the tax collected in Montana,  which is 3 per cent on the net returns.  The Lo Roi, under the 2 pel* cent tax  as levied in British Columbia, pays on  the value of the ore after transportation  and smelting charges are deducted. The  JOKUT) ��  i^aslo  OT)  ^ootepay  CaRe  shed at the mouth of the lower crosscut,  and  several    other    smaller buildings.  The winter's supply of wood for mining  and  fuel  purposes  is also    being cut  Practically the whole force is employed  on this work and probably will be so  engaged for several weeks.   During the  past month over 200 feet of ground has  been broken.    The main crosscut was  advanced 78 feet and drifts run east and  west on the vein for a distance of 30 and  19  feet  respectively.    The results   obtained so far are said to be satisfatcory  rand some little ore has been taken out.  In the old workings a raise of 78 feet  to the surface has been completed and  an intermediate tunnel advanced about  30 feet to the east.      The face shows  some ore within the past few days and  it is thought probable that the rich ore  body, from which the lessees extracted  a large portion of their shipments, will  be encountered at an early date.     As  soon  as the outside    work    has been  completed, the east and west drifts at  the lower level will be pushed with a  double shift, and a raise .started to connect1 with the upper level.    Surveyors  will be on the ground within ten days  and the management    expects to have  everything in readiness for the winter  within four weeks.  ver, the Hewitt at Silverton, the Payne,  at Sandon, and the Arlington at Slocan  City.   The shipments for the last week  total 506 tons, and for the year 22,372  tons.    The shippers for the week were  the Payne,    Ivanhoe,    American    Boy,  Arlington,    Bosun,    Enterprise,  fei-ver  Glance,   Monitor,   Wakefield,   Rambler,  Ruth, Antoine, Dardanelles, Porcupine,  Charleston and Plato.    A district that  has  16  shipping    mines  is  not to be  sneezed at, and when the ore shipped is  as rich as the Slocan ore, the men who  own the mines are always able to pay  for three meals a day and a place to  sleep.  INCREASING   FORCES.  Some of the Slocan mines are increasing the size of their    working forces.  Among others the Marion at New Den-  SHIPPING ORE.  M. S. Davys, who has a. lease on the  Silver King mine,, 4 1-2 miles ���from-  Nelson, shipped this week 120 tons of  silver-copper ore to the Hall Mines  smelter at Nelson. He has more at the  bins, and now that the tramway is  working well, will send it down regularly. There is enough in sight tokeep  his present force employed for a year.'  IRON MINES.  The iron claims at the head of Gray'j  creek, which empties into Crawford bay,  near Pilot Bay, have been prospected  for three and a hau miles; In that distance the ledge has been opened or  crosscut in 22 places, and every opening  shows mineral. The owners are feeling  cheerful.  The Trout Lake Newspaper''Kic^y^^hst Nelson Wholesalers  For Selling Merchandise to Tro Companies  . The Trout Lake Topic ot. the Gth contains an article that will not be relished  by some of the merchants of Nelson. :��� It  accuses our .wholesale merchants of selling  supplies to mining; companies, a trade that  of right belongs to local retail dealers.  The Topic should know, if it does not  know, that tho practice it complains of  is one that is followed by the wholesale  merchants of Vancouver. The wholesale  merchants of that town send drummers  into Kootenay, who sell to anyone, and if  the Nelson wholesalers are doing the same,  it is only a case of self-preservation.  The Vancouver and Victoria wholesalers,  if they cannot sell to local retail dealers  in' Nelson, start retail stores of their own  in order to get a share of the trade. In  addition to this, the Nelson wholesaler  is discriminated against by the railways  in every way possible. The local retailer  who gets his merchandise from Vancouver  gets just as good freight rates as the local  wholesaler who buys in the East, and  when the local wholesaler attempts to do  business in outside towns, immediately  tributary to Nelson, he finds that the Vancouver   wholesaler   has   a   better   freight  rate than he can possibly get.      -  It seems strange that the Canadian  Pacific railway will haul merchandise  from Toronto and Montreal through to  Vancouver and then haul it back from  Vancouver: to points, in Eastland West  Kootenay for less money that it will haul  merchandise from Toronto and Montreal  to Nelson or any other Kootenay point.  The Canadian Pacific, hawever, in this  respect is like all other transcontinental,  roads. Spokane has three transcontinental  railway's/ running through itr namely, the  Northern" Pacific, Union Pacific, and Great  Northern. Its wholesale merchants are  treated just as the wholesale merchants  at Nelson. A member of one of Spokane's  leading wholesale houses is reported as  saying in a recent interview that it was  evident that the railways were determined  to cripple the commercial and future development of Spokane. He said it was "a  rank injustice and a crying evil, and the  only way Spokane merchants ever can  hope to obtain relief is to combine and  throw all their business to one line. The  statement so frequently indulged in by  the railroad traffic officials that no reduc  tion of rates can be- made by any one line  without the consent of the. competing lines  is pure and unadulterated balderdash, and  certainly deceives no one engaged in business.   If the Great Northern or the Northern   Pacific   desired   to   favor   Spokane   in  the  matter of rates  on  canned  goods  all  either.. line   would   have   to   do   would   be  simply  give  the  other. line  official   notice  that such a rate would go into effect on a  certain date.   That Would end it, The other  roads  would   fall  into  line'and" meet  tlie  rate  if  the   road   making  it   stands   firm.  The   railroad   traffic   officials   cannot   successfully   controvert   this  fact.    They   become exceedingly mysterious and  endeavor to shroud the making of rate tariffs in  a halo of profound metaphysics when approached about the rate situation.   A plain  business   proposition  "becomes   under   the  manipulation of the railroad traffic official  an  involved  and  obtuse  problem   of  railroad  economics   in  which  long and  short  haul and the right to meet water competition  becomes   hopelessly  jumbled.    If   the  merger is a good thing for the  railroads,  it certainly ought to be a good thing for  the   Spokane   business   men.     .The   only  trouble is that every man is a'fraid that  every other man will get something that  will not be for the general good and thereby "enrich himself at the expense of the  combination." '  It seems strange that the railways have  one policy for hauling freight and an entirely different policy for hauling passengers. They will not haul passengers from  Toronto or Montreal through to Vancouver and'back.t'ion) .Vanccmve*: to Kootenay  points for less money than they haul them  direct from Toronto or Montreal to Kootenay points.  The railways devote all their energies to  building up cities at terminal points.  The  Canadian   Pacific   makes   a   greater   effort  to   get   one   man   to   locate  at  Vancouver  than   to   get   ten   to   locate   at  Nelson   or-|  any other common point in Kootenay.   The  Northern   Pacific  and   Union   Pacific   and  Great  Northern   do   more   hustling  to   se- j  cure  one  carload  of  freight  for Portland  or Tacoma or Seattle,  In order to haul it  back  to Spokane,   than  they do  to secure  the haulage of ten carloads direct to Spokane.  But  The   Tribune   started   out  with   the  Trout  Lake  Topic,  and  will  end  with  its  article, which is as follows:  PLAYIG IT LOW-DOWN.  Eleven tons of supplies came in on  Thursday evening's boat from the Hudson's Bay Company of Nelson for the  Great Western Mines. It's a pretty hard  thing' to get 'used to, this action of certain mining companies of placing the local  retailers.in active competition with wholesalers.. There is ho legal remedy, both the'  .mining companies and the wholesalers of  Nelson are quite within their rights, the  one to buy where it can get things' the  cheapest an dthe other to capture this  trade if it can for it is also in the retail  business.  It is apparently not to be thought of  for a moment that any one of the mines is  interested in the up-building of the towns  of the district, it is of no consequence  whatever to them, tlie many little conveniences of a town, the fact that civilization,  or a fairly good attempt at it, is within  convenient reach of the mine employees  does not, in the eyes of thes mining companies cut any ice in making it possible  and   also   convenient   wJien   additional,   or  REFINERY AND SMELTER WITHIN SIGHT  IF ONLY PEOPLE BESTIR THEMSELVES  ATyear ago John ATKIfltiwtTlckT'J^Frecl  Hume, AV. P. Teetzel, John J. Malone,  James A. Gilker, W. R. Seatlo, James Lawrence, Gus Ericson, August Thomas, Peter  Lamont, Thomas M. Ward, John A. Turner, E. C. Traves, A. J. Marks, and a  number of other property-owners petitioned the city council, asking that a by-law  to raise $150,000, to bo used in installing a  power plant, be submitted to the ratepayers. The by-law was submitted, but  along with It were three others, submitted  for no other purpose than to kill the one  for $150,000, and tho scheme succeeded.  In the West ward the vote stood 02 for  the by-law and 73 against lt; ln the East  ward, the vote wns 115 for and 87 against.  While the by-law had a majority of the  votes polled, it did not have the necessary  threo-llfths majority. None of the other  by-laws had a majority even. Had the  $150,000 by-law carried, Nelson today would  have had a power station on Kootenay  river well under way, and it would be in  a position to offer inducements that might  result ln securing for Nelson industrial  enterprises that would help upbuild the  town.  The by-law was defeated through the  efforts of tho element in Nelson who are  in league with the West Kootenay Power  & Light Company, a company that is  striving to secure title to all the land along  Kootenay river that is in any way suitable  for power-house sites, hoping by doing so  to be able to secure a monopoly of the  electric power business in this section of  AVest Kootenay district, as it has been  demonstrated that small streams cannot  be depended upon to furnish water sufficient to develop any great amount of  power constantly. Part of this element is  made up of uie men- connected officially  and otherwise with the Nelson Electric  Tramways, Limited. AlLhough constantly  begging the city for favors, these men have  'oppose- every, effort the city has made  to make itself independent of the West  Kootenay Power & Light Company, even  when they knew that by gaining such independence the city would be in a position  to sell them power at a nominal rate with  which to operate their street cars.  The  arguments  used by  The  Tribune  a  year ago In support of the passage of the  ^by-law"cah"be^iised=w  and were another by-law submitted for the  same amount, to be used for the same  purpose, it would undoubtedly carry, although it would be opposed by the same  element as opposed the by-law last year.  Tho Canadian Smelting Company, whose  works are at Trail, have decided to build  a refinery. Its location has not been definitely dccldeu on. It will either be built  at Nelson or at some point on the Coast,  lt is just possible that its location at Nelson depends on the cost of power, and it  is just possible, also, that its location at  Nelson may result in the erection at Nelson of the smelting plant that the Sullivan  Mining Company Intend to erect in the  spring.  Had Nelson Its own power plant, the location of the refinery and the probable  building of the Sullrvnn smelter here  would not be ln doubt.  The people of Nelson should profit by the  experiences of the past. Thoy know what  they must have in order to keep the city  growing, and they should have the energy  and  the courage to get lt.  AVhat they must have is a power plant  on Kootenay river, and in order to get it  they must take stops to show that they  mean business. One of the steps is the  introduction and passage of a by-law that  will provide the sinews of war���money���  without which nothing can be accomplished.  A petition asking for the submission of  such a by-law should be circulated and  presented at the next meeting of the city  council. The people, if given a chance, will  ratify the by-law, and within a year Nelson should have an up-to-date power plant  well under way, that when completed  would make her the industrial center of  southeastern  British  Columbia.  AVHY NELSON GETS THE TRADE.  One of the reasons the trade of the mining camps scattered throughout the length  and breadth of Kootenay and Yale districts comes to Nelson is because her merchants can deliver the goods. This week  a Lardeau mine manager came to Nelson  and called on a merchant who sells mine  supplies. He asked the merchant if he  carried 3-inch pipe in stock.   The reply was  "iff"tKe~afflrmativS ThVliTcxt~auesti"on was!  "Can you supply me with 3,000 feet and  how long a time would you want for delivery?" The answer was: "We can'supply  you from the stock we keep on hand."  This was a surprise, as tho mine manager  had been trying to get the pipe from a  firm in Portland, Oregon, and had failed.  A Camborne hotel keeper reached Nelson  on Thursday evening nnd by Friday night  Fred Irvine & Co., D. McArthur & Co..  and others had sold him complete furnishings for a large hotel. These merchants  keep the goods and advertise in Tlio  Tribune, tho one newspaper In Kootenay  that has never printed "blue-ruin" stories  and has always advocated "Protection lo  Home Industries."  SUGGESTS A WAY OUT OF A  DIFFICULTY.  SANDON, October illh, 1902.  TO THE EDITOR OF THE NELSON  TRIBUNE���Sir: Kindly allow me  space to contradict a few misleading  statements whicli appear in The Tribune of the 4th instant in 'an article  headed "Mine Manager Troubled," in  which the mine manager in question,  John L. Retallack, states that, being an  old friend of mine, he sent for me to  come up to the mine and talk the matter over, the matter being the employment of a oninese cook at the "Vvashing-  ton mine, which caused the miners at  said mine to walk out.  This statement is not one of fact, a.  Mr. Retallack did not send for me, nor  did he send for anyone else belonging  to our union, to my knowledge; but, to  the contrary, tne Sandon ^liners' Union,  of which I am secretary, delegated me  to go to Kaslo and interview Mr. Retallack, and ascertain what he intended  doing in regard to the Chinese question,  before the union took any action in the  matter.  He also states that if the union sent  a cook and a guarantee that he would  give the men satisfaction ...iat he would  fire the Chinaman at once, which guarantee, he says, I could not give, and as  a consequence the Chinaman is still  doing the cooking. '  These two statements are as misleading as the flrst one, and why Mr. Retallack should make them is beyond my  comprehension. He said in his interview with me in his own office in Kaslo  where I met nim, that if the union fur-  nishjK^Jiii*''^ a^  "aiTtee to make good any "loss he might  sustain from a white cook's negligence  that he would fire the Chinaman.  Mr. Retallack claims to have lost over  $500 on his boarding house in a little  over a year, with an average force employed of from 10 to 1.1 men. Now, if  this is correct, there is evidently mismanagement somewhere, and without  presuming to dictate to Mr. Retallack  what lie shall do in the matter, I would  suggest for his consideration tlio plan  of leasing his boarding house to some  good responsible cook, and thus avoid  all possibility of loss in the future.  Should my suggestion lie deemed worthy of consideration, I would be pleased  to give him tlie names of several first-  class cooks, who would lease his boarding house, and bind themselves to give  satisfaction if given a-guarantee of ten  men. A. SHILLAND,  Secretary Sandon Miners' Union.  any labor is to :be obtained. The idea of  these people, seemingly, is to build up Nelson at the expense of the towns of the  Lardeau. Their sole business i.s to put  money into the. pockets of the mine operators, irrespective of the rights of others  even supposing these rights are mainly  moral.   ,      ,7 .. _��� ������������'��� '���-������-'  The fact that many of the stores of the  district, in a time' when these properties  had' to be coddled-and wet-nursed, did  the job, supported them during the critical  part of their development until such time  as they were on their feet, but the moment they had gathered strength the first  use they made of it was to hit the ones  ��� who made their existence possible. The  people who backed up the men developing  these properties into mines were not Nelson wholesalers by a long chalk, but Lar-  dpau merchants, of limited means, of  course, but having sufficient confidence In  the country to risk their all in getting it  on   its   feet.  None of this money came from Nelson,  the Lardeau was not a good enough investment then, but the moment the railway got in and  the game became a. sure  thing, these so-called wholesalers jump in  and scoop  the pot. It w playing it pretty:  low-down  when  a firm,   ostensibly wholesale    and   doing  a   .wholesale    buslnesss,  marches  up and  under cover of  their retail  license,   but   having'  all   the  cinch- of  a  wholesale firm  commanding big capital  and   doing  a   big   business,   undersell   the  men  they  could  do  no  business  with  because  their prices  were  not  right.    They  have; a pretty good cinch,  placed in <their  hands   by   the   law,   and   apparently   they  Intend   to   use   it.    Either   the   local   merchants   will   havo   to   buy   from   them   at  their own prices or move out and let Nelson   wholesalers   who .are   retailers,   and  whose ethics are not worth the face value  of a copper cent, do the business.  As far as the mining companies are concerned, if their interest in the up-bullding  of the district made comfortable for them  to  operate   In   by  the  men   they  are  now  throwing down extends only to the length  of  the   pittance   they  save   by  abetting  a  game destitute of commercial honor, why,  there is nothing more to be said.   They are,  however,  shortsighted and sooner or later  will reap the fruits of their folly.  HOTEL ARRIVALS UP TO THE AVERAGE  LOCAL AND POLITICAL HAPPENINGS  [In justice to Mr. Retallack, The  Tribune may have erred in stating that  the interview referred to was at the  Washington mine, instead of at Kaslo.���  Editor.]  RUSH FOR HOTEL LICENSES.  The Crow's Nest Coal Company announce  that they will lay out a new townsite  near the Morrissey coal mines, and thirteen  men announce they will apply to the board  of license commissioners for licenses to  sell liquor at retail in premises to be  erected on the now townsite. The applicants are: AV". If. Barnes, AV. B. Ganong,  F. J. Dunn, Andrew Johnston, Charles McNabb, William Shaw, Frank S. Moore, C.  J. Digby, E. H. Small, Eugene Walters,  J. E. Angers, W. M. Stewart, and Robert  Schrum.  STRAIGHT POLITICAL TIPS.  For the benefit of politicians, it can be  said there is no question a.s to the fact  that James Dusmuir i.s premier of British  Columbia; that Joseph Martin, M. P. P..  is lender of the Provincial Liberal Party:  that Charles Wilson, K. C, is leader of  the Provincial Conservative Party; Hint  Chris Foley, Esquire, is loader of the  Provincial Progressive Parly; and that the  date has not yet been fixed for holding the  next general  election  in  this province.  THE  MADDEN���Peter Lee,  "Rossland.  THE LAKEVIEAV���T. Michael, Spokane.  THE TREMONT���Rowland Fisher, Cor-  vallls, Oregon; A. IS. Pearson, Toronto;  ohn Cullard, Salmo; J. Hyslop, Ymir.  THE QUEEN'S���J. A. Bedard, Greenwood; John J. Blnns, Winnipeg; .1. Palmer,  Slocan City; E.  Erickson, Whitewater.  THE SHKRHROOKE - A. Mncdoiinld,  Ymir; A. Gillis, Ymlr; James Anderson,  Cranbrook; J. A. Trambly, Frank, Alberta:  Roy  Hasling,  Northport,   Washington.  THE GRAND CENTRAL-J. A. Raker,  Slocan; H. A. Olson, Fort Steele; I"*. .Morrow, Winnipeg; Phillip White, Vmit'; J.  Irwin, Pilot Bay; L. M. York. Slocan; A.  Mc Vicar, Slocan; James Toney, Vernon;  C. J. Ditter, Ymlr; Thomas Smith, Chicago.  Till. PHAIR���J. Frank Collom, Oakland, California; J. W. Holmes, Salmo;  W. R. Angus, Toronto; P. Welch, Spokane;  A. ~. Pratt, Quebec; W. J. Eluimlorf. wife  and two children, Denver, Colorado;  George Alexander, Kaslo; P. J. Mickey.  Sandon; II. S. Wallace, Camborne; E. J.  Sliutt,   Chicago.  THE BARTLETT���J. D. O'Brien, Winnipeg; E. D. Watts, AVinnipeg; W. Slceman,  Poorman mine; R. Peachy, Rossland; Sam  Mills, Ymlr; W. Collins, Poorman mine;  T. Lester, Ymir; M. Wells, Poorman mine;  James AVeir, Ymlr; L. H. Bnbcoek, Portland, Maine; W. E. Syers, Fort Steele;  George Pearce, A'mir; L. Matthew, Ymlr.  '1-113 HUME���Fred P. Wilson. A'nncou-  ver; James Jones, New Denver; Thomas  C. Gray, Arancouver; W. J. Elcindorf and  wife, Denver, Colorado Mrs. J. F. Mclntyre. AVinnipeg; C. A. Smith, Spokane; ii.  (3. Little, Winnipeg; H. Glegerlr.li, Kaslo;  R. J. Smith, AVinnipeg; Henry, Roy, Rossland: Edward Cole and wife. Portland;  William Manhart, Spokane; A. H. Lewis  and wife, Vancouver; II. K. Wottlaufer,  Berlin, Ontario; James Williams. A'lctorin;  T. B. Hill, Vancouver; O. A. Kills, Midway; A. Barclaf, Vancouver; John Irvine,  Arnneouver. '  TOO MUCH ENTERTAINING.  When his attention was called to the  fact  that  nothing was  being done  towards sending out tax notices for this  year,   mayor    Fletcher   is   reported   as  saying:   "O,  t'ho city clerk and  myself  have to devote so much of our time to  entertaining callers  at  the city  offices  that wo really haven't tlie time to do  the work."    Last year  the excuse for  delaying the same work  was that tlio  city office was so small that it was impossible to do the work wit.li dispatch.  This year each of tlie city officials have  separate and spacious offices, and there  Is no good reason why tlie mayor should  not  do   all   the   entertaining  and   the  clerk  all  tlio  work  that  ho is  pnid   to  do.    In the fail of 1900 there was'a disposition manifested to shirk work at the  city office, but a notice was posted on  tlio outside of the one door in tlie city  hall to the effect that every official must  put in eight hours a day in the office.  Within   three   weeks   after   the   notice  was posted, tax  notices  had  been sent  out and all the entries had been mado  in   the  tax  collectors'   roll.    A similar  notice  posted  on all  the  doors  in  the  now     city     office     building   might   be  equally as effective in this year cf our  Lord   1002.  Marks, seconded by commissioner Irving.  Their reasons for their action are that  the mayor with malice aforethought attempted to ignore tlie board, and they  wanted to rebuke him. They also believe  that two policemen could very well perform all the police duties during the chief's  absence, ns the town Is very free from tho  disorderly element, it i.s said the mayor  ignored the action of the police commissioners and placed McLeod nt work, saying  that it was a matter for the city council  to   finally   decide.  PRICES OF THE METALS.  Copper is quoted at ��51 lis. 3d. in  London, and at $10.50 to $11.50 in New  York. Lead stood at $4.12 1-2 in New  York, and ��10 I5s. in London. Bar  f.ilver brings 50 7-8 cents in New  York and 50 5-S cents in San Francisco.  There are no Canadian quotations for  these metals, all of which are mined in  Kootenay.  TOOK TUB  FIRST  STEP. " ,  A meeting was  held rn  the opera house  last  night  for  the  pourposc  of organizing  an   association   to   boost   the   agricultural  and   industrial   resources   of   the   country  of which  Nelson Is a central point.    E. C.  Traves  wa.s   voted   to  the  chair and J.   E.  Ainuible made secretary.    There was a free  exchange of opinion and much enthusiasm,  it was decided to name the association tho  Nelson   Agricultural   and   Industrial  Exhibition,   with   the following officers:    President,   vice-president,   secretary,   treasurer,  and   twelve  directors.    These  officers   will  be elected tit a meeting to be held in the  Board   of   Trade   room   on   Friday   night  next,   at  S  o'clock;   in   the   meantime  Mr.  Annable   will   act   as   secretary.     Among  others   present   were   Messrs.   Traves,   McLachlan, Hoover, Nowling, Shannon, Lowe,  Thompson,    Walley,    Sherwood,    Fletcher,  Annable,  Gordon,  Miller,  and  Buggins, all  of whom are interested in  farming, dairying, and  fruit growing.  MAYOR TFRNKD DOWN.  There wa.s a regular meeting of the board  of police commissioners on Tuesday. The  board is made up of mayor Fletcher, alderman Irving and A. J. Marks. The chief  of police had gone off on a vacation, and  the mayor had appointed John McLeod to  do duty as a policeman, sergeant Hardy  acting as chief. The mayor's action wa.s  rescinded,     on    motlnu    uf    commissioner  BUTTE TAKES THE PENNANT.  The baseball season for 1902 is practically  at and end. In the Northwestern league  Butte takes the pennant, Seattle coming  second, with Helena, Portland, Tacoma,  and Spokane In tlie order named. Tho  season has been a success financially to  the clubs playing, as high as 10,000 people  attending the games In Seattle.  FREE   GOLD   ORE.  George AVillinmson of New Denver was  in Nelson yesterday, and had along with  him sonic line free gold ore from the  Williamson and Doyle claims on Monastics  mountain at the head of Fire A*alley. \ -  The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Mont  Established 1S17.   Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST      8.000.0C0 00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS;  165,856.00  _HEAD  OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. Druunnond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, %53Z$$fc��? A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  | Imperial Bank of Canada!  ��� O-AJPIT-A-T"-,-   (Authorized) S-ri_000,000 ���  ��� C-A-"FI-T-<a.X_,   (Paid Up) $2 500 000 ���  ��� 3=1"E1ST *$2,125jOOO **>  J    HEAD  OFFCB,  TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territor- ���  a             ies, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec. ���  ��� T. R. MERRITT, President.              D. R. AVILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man. ���  ��� E.  HAY. Assistant Gen. Manager.              AV. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector. ���  ��� NELSON BRANCH���A general banking- business tranasted. ���  ��� Savings -Department���Deposits received and interest allowed. ' ���  J Drafts sold, available In all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special 4  .            attention given to collections.                                  j   M   LAY> Manager. ���  so long ago, were well guarded by one  policeman, and at a time, too, when the  floating population of Nelson was twice  as large as it is today. The vacation  fail has got to be a good deal ot" a  drain 011 the taxpayer, a drain that  should be stopp'ed. City employees  who insist that they shall not only draw  pay when olf on thoir vacations, but  that a substitute shall be hired to do  their work as well, should be made  hunt other jobs.  The Rossland Miner boasts of its  large number of readers in the old country. Judging from the appearance of  its advertising columns, its raiders in  Rossland is limited to the big chiefs in  the bo Roi No. 2 and the War Eagle  and Centre Star mine offices.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at 1. elson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5-00 a. m.  Doily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston. Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, I<ort  Steele, Klko, Fornie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  ILethbridRe, Winnipeg, and|  all iSaatcrn points.  "LEAVE  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:40 p. m.  Daily  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  ���Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily excopt Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Itevolstoke; and all points east]  (and west on C.P.R. niain line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  ABKIVE  5:00 p. m.  Daily.  ARRIVE  'tl0:35 a.m.  0:33 p.m.  9:35 p.m.  DaQy  9:35 p.m.  Da_  LEAVE  9:16 sum.  iSLOCAN RIVER RAILWT) abkive  Isiocan City, Silverton. New 3:40 p. m.  jDenvor. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  4 p.m.  _ p.m.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS      *���  tBalf our, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  fKaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lako Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tue. Thur. and Sat) 1  arrive  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  land who have for months been arguing that capital could not be dragged  into the province because of the unwise  laws passe'd by the local legislature.  Industrial capital is always seeking  lucrative lields for investment, and  evidently no section of North America  is more attractive������ today to Americans  than British Columbia and the Northwest Territories; the one because of its  vast undeveloped mineral and timber  resources, and the other because of its-  vast stretches" of land suitable for farming and stock raising.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  leave  (NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Depot   IYmir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Tclfi ajn JNorthportj^RosBland, Colvilla  Mount'in)  8:06 a_ m  Daily.  leave  Nolson  6:00 a.m.  Kaalo  3:35 p. m.  DaUy  and Spokane.  Making through oojinectkms  at Spokane fo the south,  east and west.  The Rossland World says Th'e Tribune is "neither Kootenaian nor Conservative," because it will not admit that  the 2 per cent tax has prevented any  mine in British Columbia from paying  a dividend. Were a vote taken today  in Kootenay for the repeal of the 2 per  cent tax, THE TAX WOULD NOT BE  REPEALED. Were every issue of The  Tribune closely read, no line would be  found in condemnation of the cardinal  principle of the Conservative party���  PROTECTION to Canadian Industries.  Unlike the World, The Tribune does not  face two ways on any question, and it  has never tried to sleep in the same  political bunk along with Edmund B.  Kirby and Smith Curtis.  ARRIVE  Mounfio  7:13 p.m.  Depot.  8 p. in.  Daily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  fSalfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and aU Way Landings.  LEAVE  DaUy  <_:00 a. m  1:00 p.m.  ICASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY   Kaslo     Sandon   ARRIVE  .Kaslo  8:40 a. in.  Nolson  7:15 p. in.  Daily  ARRIVE  Dally  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a.m.  _THE__NELSON XRIBUNE  Founded  in  1S92.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Bloclc  The Nelson Tribune Is served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mall  to any address in Canada or the United  . States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No subscription taken for less than a year.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1902.  Mayor Fletcher, as is well known,  has no use for the present fti'e brigade,  therefore ho is not at all anxious to  give any of its members a vacation or  fill their places with substitutes when  they do take vacations. Not so with  the police force, though. That force is  in entire sympathy with the mayor's  methods of conducting the city's business affairs, and their individual unwritten wishes are as written law to his  worship.  The Rossland Miner contends that  taxation of the mines at Rossland  should be on a basis of net profits. Such  a contention if carried out would work  unfairly on some of the inhi'as at Rossland. The Le Roi, for instance, is a  mine that is being worked solely as a  mining venture, and a tax based on a  percentage of its net profits would bring  considerable revenue into the provincial  treasury. The Le Roi No. 2, and the  War Eagle, and the Centre Star are all  mining ventures at Rossland. But they  are not worked as is the Le Roi. From  th'e net profits of their mining operations would bo deducted the cost of  "operating^a^daily^newspaper^at-TRoss--  land- Were that cost deducted there  would be no net profits left, so the province would not derive any revenue from  the Le Roi No. 2, and the Centre Star,  and the War Eagle, were the 2 per cent  tax based on net profits as advocated  by the Rossland Miner.  The report of the secretary of the  Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society shows that public institution to be  in very good shape financially, and if  the resolution asking for applications  for the position of resident physician is  carried out, it is only fair to assume  that the director's will do their best to  secure the services of a first-class physician. If this is done, the Kootenay  Lake general hospital will have passed  through one of its trying periods, and  will soon regain the standing and  patronage  it  once  had.  The City of Nelson pays liberal salaries to the men it employs. In some  cas*es too liberal for the services actually performed. The mayor is paid $100  a month, which is not 'enough if the  man holding the office performs his  whole duty; but it is too much if the  man holding the oflice considers his  one duty to be to preside at meetings of  the council and the licensing and police  boards, two boards of which the mayor-  is an 'ex-offrcio / member. The city's  revenue is in the neighborhood of $90,-  000, derived from a number of sources.  Each source from . which revenue is  derived requires expenditures, and ex-  penditudes require watching. The  proper official to watch these expenditures is the mayor, and he cannot well  do it unless his whole time is devoted  to it. One of the sources of revenue is  the tax on real estate. In order to collect that tax, considerable work must  be done, and it is one of the duties of  the mayor to see that it is done. Is-the  mayor performing that duty? If he is  not performing that particular duty, is  it because he cannot afford to do it for  $100 a month, his present salary?  being made to settle the strike, llie'i  president of the United States going so  far as to confer with representatives of  both sides. The conference was without result. The representatives of the  coal operators said they would not  recognize the miners' union or deal with  its officers. The representatives of the  miners said they were willing to leave  the questions in dispute to arbitration,  the arbitrators to be appointed by the  president, and that they would return to  work pending the arbitration and abide  by the decision of the arbitrators. From  this, it would appear that the minors  have outgeneralled the operators. Both  aro forced to admit.that if the strike  continues there will be great suffering  in the country. One side is willing to  resume work, relying on a decision of a  board of arbitrators to be appointed by  the president of the United States. The  other side refuse positively to treat with  the miners as a body, and will only  deal with them as individuals, which is  a declaration that they (the operators)  have alone the right to organize and  combine. The people of the country are  with the miners in tho fight ,and are  willing to put up with much inconvenience ,and even suffering, in order that  the Coal Trust may be taught a lesson.  Less than half a century ago the people  of the United States had to deal with  the Slave Trust. The trust was arrogant  and overbearing. It became so arrogant and overbearing that it declared  war against the United States because  a president was elected who was not to  its liking. The war lasted four years,  and the loss in lives and money was  enormous, but it its end there was no  Slave Trust. The Money Trust is becoming as arrogant as ever was  the Slave Trust, and it does  not like the president of the United States- Will history he repeated, and  will the Money Trust be wiped out as  was the Slave Trust?   .  SUCCESSFUL NEW YORK BUSINESS MAN .  VISITS BOUNDARY MINES AND SMELTERS  BUTTE  NOT    IN    IT    WITH  NESBURG.  JOHAN-  The members of the city council who  insist that the status of the tramway  company's franchise shall be determined  by the courts are acting in the best interests of the people. The franchise  may or may not be valuable, but it conveys a special privilege to a corporation on condition that that corporation  performs certain things. If the corporation has not lived up to the conditions  set out in the franchise granted it by  the city, then the people want to know  it, so that they can deal intelligently  and fairly with the question. Th'e members of the council, on the other hand,  who are unwilling to hare, the question  decided, go on record as being willing to  allow the tramway company to do as  it pleases. The on'e set of members  are acting as if they understood and  believe that^ they are directors of the  The politicians and the newspapers  and the mine managers who have been  shouting that British Columbia is everywhere in bad odor with men seeking  mining investments will be surprised to  hear that a party of New York and New  England capitalists is headed for British Columbia. The members of the  Party are not coming here to consult  "with present or prospective lawmakers  regarding supposed unwise legislation,  hut, instead, are coming to take a look  at our big deposits of copper ore, deposits that are actually in sight The  average man dislikes to hava his pet  arguments and delusions contravert'ed  or brushed aside, and this invasion of  hard-headed Americans will be looked  fpn with disfavor by the crowd at Ross-  A  large    majority  of   the  people  of  Nelson will endorse the action of police  commissioners Irving and Marks in refusing  to  employ a substitute for the  chief of police while he is away on a  vacation.     Tho mayor, who is also a  police commissioner, says that his appointment of a substitute was due entirely to the request made to him by  the    merchants  of   the  city,   that  the  third policeman was necessary as a fire  watchman.      Any expression made by  the  mayor  should   b'e  taken  with  due  allowance being first made for his well-  known habit of "shuffling."    Not long  ago the police force was cut down from  four to three men.   This it was claimed  by the mayor at tho time,   was    clone  when the m'erchants petitioned that the  fourth man be kept on so as to better  protect them from thieves.    The fourth  man was let out, and his services have  not heen missed by th'e people, not even  by the merchants who prayed  so earnestly  that he bo. kept on  the    force.  The chief of the fire department is taking a vacation, but the mayor showed  no anxiety to employ a substitute in his  place;   yet the fire department is supposed   to   se'e  that  our  merchants  are  given   adequate   fire    protection-     The  Daily   News    supports  tho  mayor  and  says his action was businesslike;   that  two  policemen    cannot    safeguard  tlie  business    interests or Nolson    without  being  overworked.    Tlie  Tribune  does  not question the motives of the Daily  News, but the interests of Nelson, not  City of'Nelson^ a corporation    wlfoste  shareholders are    th'e property-owners  of the city.   The other set act as if they  were directors  of the Nelson Electric  Tramways,    Limited,   whose   interests  are paramount when they conflict with  those of the City of Nelson.   One set is  made up of John A. Irving, Chris Morrison and Thomas Scanlan;  the other  set is made up of Frank Fletcher, Harold Scions, nnd John Hamilton.    These  men aro all reputed    honest, but they  have   diffc.'oiijt   notions   regarding   the  responsibilities of their    official    positions.     One set act as if they believe  that their responsibilities begin and end  by endorsing or disallowing the recommendations of the subordinate city officials.    The other set believe that the  City of Nelson, like other corporations,  has interests that at times conflict with  the interests of other corporations, but  that their only duty is to look after the  city's interests.    It would be well for  the    people of Nelson if they, in the  future, elect to office only men who believe that the City of Nelson is a corporation, and that their sole duty while  in office is to protect the interests of the  corporation's shareholders.  AY. Willan, a former secretary oC tho  minors' union at Rossland, and who went  out to Johannesburg to run Rand machine  drills, under contract with the Canadian  manufacturers ot the Rand drill, writes  as follows to a friend in Rossland:  Regarding the conditions prevailing here  relating to work I canot say anything as  yet. The companies have cut the ..Kaffir's  pay down one half since it came under  English control. They were getting ��3 10s.  before the war, now they are getting  ��1 10s. per month, and I think this is the  cause of the scarcity of niggers. There are  lots of white men here getting only 8s.  a day working in the mine. Wo are getting ��1 a day and have to run two 'machines. The Kaffirs do all the work. Wo  are going contracting the first of the  month. The niggers don't understand  English and, of coure, we are up against  it. I'm afraid that what the companies  have done with the Kaffir they will do  with the white man. I think that upon the  whole a man is as well off in British Columbia, at $3.50, as he is here at $-1.85. We  work about ten hours, with a half holiday  on Saturdays, with full day's pay. There  is no Sunday work.  This is the biggest mining country 1  ever saw. Butte, Montana, is not in it, for  one mine in Butte there is ten here.  And I would state that instead of mining on the surface for shrubbery and gardens, and a big display of electric lights,  like mines on Red Mountain, they mine  for gold; they don't make any shows here.  The machinery Is covered with suitable  buildings, but there are no shaft houses  in the shape of shaft houses to house a  gallows frame. We "are boarding at the  company's boarding house.   It costs us ��6  The two Rossland newspapers have  been for months giving voice to the  utterances of mine managers like Edmund B. Kirby and politicians like  Smith Curtis. These utterances were  uniformly pessimistic; they were", in  effect, that the mining industry in British Columbia was at a standstill because of unwise legislation, provincial  and Dominion; that capital was not  seeking mining investments in the  province, and more, that capital already  invested was being driven from the  province. While these utterances are  not heeded in British Columbia, were  both the men and tho newspapers are  sized up at their true worth, too much  attention is given them on the outside,  and the average outsider is left in doubt  as to their truth or falsity.  An evidence that they have little  weight with thinking men is given  below. New York men are fairly well  posted on our laws and our resources,  and when they visit British Columbia  they talk of what they see and haven't  a word to say in criticism of our laws-  Some of these men represent large interests, not as stock jobbers but as  managers of industrial enterprises. The  opinion of one such mat. is worth the  opinions of dozens of men, like the McDonalds and the Kirhys and the S01-  ensons and the Cronins, who are trying  to give reasons why the mining ventures under their management have been  and are unsuccessful. One such man is  W. H. Nichols, president of the Nichols  Chemical Company of New York. He  hasobeen on a visit to the mines and  the smelters in-Boundary district,'*'and  in an interview gives his opinions of  what he saw and predictions as to the  future of British Columbia. The interview should be scattered broadcast, and  it would pay the province to cause it to  b'e printed in" every leading newspaper  in Canada and Great Britain. The interview reads as follows:  My attention has been directed to British Columbia for a number of years  past owing to the rapid increase of its  mineral production. As the Nichols  Chemical Company practically refines  the matte from  every    smelter in  th'e  province, aud as I had heard so much  respecting your vast ore bodies, I recently concluded that it was about time  for nre to come west in order to size up  the situation for myself. The trip has  proved a perfect revelation. British  Columbia is so new, that my first big  surprise was in regard to the wonderful way the very latest mining inventions aro being applied to local needs  and conditions, and it is also remarkable that one should come so far west  to see tlie art of snvelting so far advanced. 1 have examined a good many  smelters in the east and west at various pei'jods, but* havcj no hesitation  in saying that the Granby plant is the  most modern 1 ever saw. Perhaps 1  can convey my meaning better by using  another expression; I mean its up-to-  dateness. The "Granby smelter is away  ahead of most of the smelters I have  seen as regards the prime attributes of  economy and management. I did not  visit the other Boundary reduction  works, but understand they are also of  th'e most modern character.  I traversed a .considerable portion of  the three miles of underground workings in the Granby mines at Phoenix.  While not unprepared for surprises, the  magnitude of the ore bodies far surpassed my expectations. They are the  largest ore bodies I have ever inspected,  and I have had occasion to visit a great  many mines, including my own in M'.x-  ico. I shall leave to others the task of  estimating the millions of tons of ore  in sight or blocked out. The surface  ore quarrying operations and the acre  tracts of ore underground are sights  that are calculated to arouse enthusiasm even among the most conservative  of mining men. The showing of the  Granby group I understand is almost  duplicated in other Boundary camps.  I have gathered enough information on  this trip to venture the prediction that  this section is destined to be a very  large copper producer in the near future.  Of course the Boundary, even with its  present annual output of from fifteen to  twenty million pounds of copper, is only  in its infancy- Nature has been lavish  with her mineral wealth. The grade is  low, and skillful attention alone can  treat tho ore profitably. The compen-  satiug-faetors are the size and uniformity of the ore bodies, their self-fluxing  character, and last but not least, the  fact that no sorting is required.  After all, investors nowadays prefer  the low grade propositions because th'e  element of permanence Is assured, and  large profits accrue from tlie vast output  even though the net profit per ton may  b'e small.    Some  of the  lake  Superior  copper mines' are of very low grade, and,  unlike the Boundary mines, have not  got the gold and silver values to fall  back upon. Of course ,the method of  treatment in vogue in Michigan is a  good deal cheaper than in British  Columbia. There the ore is free milling  and the concentrates are smelted.  Mr. Nichols went on to observe that  tho men employed in the Phoenix mines  were, collectively speaking, the most  intelligent body of miners he had ever  come in contact with. He considered a  Canadian min'er could accomplish in one  day the equivalent of the labor of two  Mexican miners. The subject suggested other comparisons. Mr. Nichols said  the people of British Columbia impressed him as being more active and wideawake than their countrymen in tho  eastern provinces.  Mr. Nichols is not at all pessimistic  about th'e future of copper. The  metal, he said, in reply to a question,  has been dealt with a little harshly,  and the drop in prices has frightened  timid people to death. Copper con-  Sumption is bound to: increase, and I  look to see it go to 12 or 13 cents and  possible to 14 cents per. pound. Influences at work not altogether connected  with stock jobbing are keeping it down.  If the natural law of supply and demand were not interfered with the  price would advance.  Our New York refinery has an annual  production of about 200,000,000 pounds  of refined copper, and by-products in  the way of gold and silver worth $15,-  000,000. AVe smelt ores and refine  blister copper and matt'e that contain  the precious metals. The refining is  done by the electrolytic process. Our  firm, which I. organized, was one of the  first in the field. By the application of  electricity a purer quality of copper is  produced than was possible formerly.  In addition the gold and silver values  in the copper matte are saved, but under  the old methods all these by-products  were lost. Th'e blister copper shipped  us by the Granby company was refined  at the minimum tariff because it is free  from antimony, arsenic and bismuth.  These foreign substances are frequently  encountered ..in the matte from other  countries. We draw our raw material  from Australia, California, New Mexico,  Arizona, Mexico, Colorado and Montana.  "British Columbia," added Mr. Nichols, in conclusion, "is all right. It has  a great future, but the people should  not get excited and overdo things. Your  timber Wealth also impressed me very  favorably. If we had it down east it  would be as valuable as your mineral  resources." ;  The fight that is on in Pennsylvania  between the anthracite coal operators  and tho coal miners has lasted five  months. The stocks of anthracite coal  are pracically exhausted, and notwithstanding the statements made by the  operators, little coal is being mined.  Prices have more than trebled, and the  people of the Eastern states are fearful  that there will be much suffering be-  causo of the scarcity of fuel. It is said  that orders havo been placed in Great  Britain for hundreds of thousands of  tons of coal, which has caused prices to  go up  in  that country.      Efforts    are  per month for board anel-roomT It~ s  winter or early spring here now, and the  weather is as hot as it is in Rossland in  summer.  The Rand Drill Company have used us  good, and had we not had work to come  to, we could not have gotten into Africa,  as the country is under martial law, and  you cannot got a permit to come inland  unless you have a position or work to  come to. The Rand Drill Company sent  our permits from tho government office  here, and wanted to know if we had money  to come up on from Capetown. We arc  working in the Robinson mines, and I tell  you it is a mine. They are down 2,300 feet,  and from the surface down the lead is  from three feet to ton feet wide ot ore  running on an average 17 pennyweights  to the ton, freo milling and cyaniding. It  is claimed to be the richest mine on the  Rand, and you cannot see anything but  dumps and smokestacks for thirty miles.  The mine I am in is about ten minutes  walk from  the postofllce.  Johannesburg Is a big town, but its sanitary condition is bad. There is a large  market square near tho centre of the  town, and in the centre of the square Is a  statue of King Edward VII, standing 50  feet high. There is an auction of almost  anything you want to buy on the market  square every morning.  I Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited. I  1      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of      |  t Factory Work. I  _   KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY. t  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C.  ������������������������������^���������^���������������^  scalded carefully after each dish-washing, and hung where they will be dry,  sweet and clean. Crumpled newspaper  will clean your stove and the bottoms  _p��_ vessels when they are blacked^ so the  "cloths "h^etinSWer^et^l^^nd-l^aSiifp^  tion until completely worn out. If this  warning seems useless to the older  housekeepers, please think that it is  meant for those who have not yet had  the time to acquire the knowledge that  you have gained liy your long years of  experience.       JOSEPHINE STREET.  BRITAIN'S BEST MATERIALS.  CANADA'S BEST WORKMEN.  INSPECTOR OF DISH-CLOTHS-  In this age of health officers  and sanitary inspectors, it may  seem presumptuous to suggest that we  n'eed a new one. Did you ever look for  your dish-cloth on a hot summer day  and find it a sour, ill-smelling lump?  Perhaps you have not, but there are  dozens of other people who have. I  have compared notes with them, and  that is my reason for suggesting an inspector to go from hous'e to house seeing to it that this imuortant article is  not neglected. I think one reason for  carelessness is the fact that wo use  "any old thing" for a dish-cloth, thinking it can be burned up when badly  soiled. A good way to avoid this is to  have squares of coarsely woven towelling, neatly hemmed, then have it understood that these are to be washed and  Before placing your order  FOR CLOTHES  SEE  what can be done by  J. A.. DAVIDSON  2nd Floor Wallace-Miller    Ma.. han* Tailnr  Buiuiin., Nelson. mercnarji lanor  They Have Arrived!  You Must See Them!  They are goods of the most beautiful  design and texture that ever left the looms  of old England or Bonnie Scotland. They  are perfect in coloring, elegant in weave,  end fashioned especially for the fall of  1002. The fashions for this season are so  radically changed that you will bo entirely  out of fashion without them. You may  with perfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailor  THKMONT  BLOCK,  BAKER  ST.,  EAST.  He   will   give   you   the   stylish   cut   and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high  reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP. 1  P. BURNS & CO.  ttt^^��^-~Meat'Merchants-  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ytair, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New  Denver,  Cascade,  Trail,  Grand Forks,  Greenwood,   Midway,  Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders by Mail vecoivo Careful and  Prompt Attontli'ii  K.C TI.AVHS, JlamiKer,'I-.-W-C. 131k., Nolson,  GELIGNITE *^e Strongest and Best Explosive in, the Market  ���Manufactured by ihe HAMILTON POWDER OOMPANY  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining ar\d Blasting Powde  Gl.O. O. TUNSTALL, Jit.,  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  SPECIALTIES  FOR HINE  TRADE  VEGETABLES  and FRUITS  TARTAN BRAND  Morrison & Caldwell, Grocers  Open till 10 o'clock, p. m��� Saturdays.   Tremont Bloclc, Baker Street, Nelson.  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PKODUSE AND FRUITS.  R. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  P.EPRESETINC  \ J.. K. Fairbank Co.,     -    Montreal.  Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Oflice and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C. The Nelson Tribune  WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE FRANCHISE?  UP TO CITY SOLICITOR FOR AN OPINION  At S .o'clock sharp on Monday evcniiig  mayor Fletcher culled aldermen Irving",  Hamilton, Selous, Morrison, and Scanlan  to order. The minutes of the last meeting  were read by "Billy" U'lisson, the city  treasurer, in the absence of city cleric  Strachan, who was sick abed. No alterations were made in tlie minutes, and his  worship signed Ills name with a nourish,  as much ns to say my signature is worth  a hundred thousand���of such men a.s the  short-hand reporter and long-hand journalist, wliu sat at the other end of the  table. The city engineer was present, but  he had hardly adjusted Ids specs when'an  alarm of lire was sent in from telephone  ���llfi, and the proceedings were suspended  until it was known that tlie lire was as  harmless as one of alderman Hamilton's  jokes. 0  The finance committee recommended tlie  following named persons as entitled to the  privilege of carrying a check to the Bank  of Montreal good for the amounts opposite  their respective names, nnd the checks  were   ordered   issued:  Frank Fletcher, mayor !f  100 00  J.'K. Strachan, city clerk     110 00  AV.   E.   Wasson,   city   treasurer     100 00  E.   Macleod,   clerk       SO 00  A. Li. McCulloch, city engineer     125 00  IS.  A.   Crease,   police  magistrate       70 00'  "W.  R.  Jarvis, chief poi-ice     100 00  J.   T.  Hardy,   sergeant  police       So 00  A.   Pitch ford,   patrolman       SO 00  James McPhee, city electrician     125 00  J.   B.   Bliss,  electrician     100 00  T. l-I. Rankin, machinist     100 00  Joe   Munroe,   foreman   waterworks,  etc -    Alec Allan, caretaker cemetery   E.  B.  McDermid, city auditor   P.   E.   Wilson,   city   solicitor   (three  months)   -Thomas  Symes,  foreman scavenger  department   E.     McGregor,     driver     scavenger  department  ....'.   George    Col well,    driver   scavenger  ���        department   T. W. Lillie, chief lire department..  J. J. Chambers, assistant chief   Joseph   Rochan,   driver   J. K. Douglas, volunteer fireman   "George Eacrjtt, voluteer fireman   George \V. Gray, volunteer fireman.  ���W. H. Houston, volunteer fireman..  Thomas L. Lillie, volunteer fireman  Joseph Thompson, volunteer fireman   David '.Rutherford,    volunteer   fireman   Thomas  Henderson,   volunteer   fireman   Angus    McDonald,    volunteer    fireman...;   J. R. Campbell, volunteer fireman..  J. Harris   W.   Batchelor 7.  David  Wood   ."   L.   Paterson   ���W.   Richardson   L. Radcliffe    F.   Deacon      Nelson  Daily News   75 00  33 00  40 00  250 00  90 00  75 00  G5 00  100 00  SO 00  75 00  10 00  10 00  2 50  10 00  7 50  10 00  7 50  10 00  5 00  5 00  28 75  2S 00  30 00  27 75  31 50  27 SO  31 30  ���13 00  Total $2,385 GO  The public works committee, through  chairman Morrison, reported as  follows:  1. That the sidewalk on the west side of  Stanley street, between Victoria and Baker  streets, be repaired and put in safe condition, and the handrail on the sidewalk  north side of Victoria street, between  Stanley street and the new drill hall, be  removed.  2. That a G-foot sidewalk be laid on the  south side of Silica, street, from Hendryx  to Park street.  3. That the sidewalk on the south side of  Baker street, between Hall and Hendryx  streets,   bo   repaired.  1. That the alleyway on the east side of  Stanley street, between Gore and limes  streets, be opened up sulliciciitly to allow  of delivery of fuel,, etc, to residence of F.  O.   Ingram.  5. That a box drain be constructed from  overflow at foot of Stanley street into  creek.  The report was considered clause by  clause   and   adopted.  The report of the sanitary inspector was  taken up. it was regarding the number of  horses used by the city in carrying on Its  scavenger department, a department that  conies in for a good deal of criticism from  the eity council. The inspector reported  that one horse had been out on pasture  for three months; that another had been  loaned to the lire department for six weeks,  and that another was sick. The other four  horses wore in actual use.  Alderman Scanlan wanted to know why  the inspector did not report these facts to  the council before, and added that it seemed strange that the council had to drag any  information that it got from that ofiicial.  Mayor Fletcher���The inspector reported  all these facts to me personally some time  ago.  Alderman Scanlan���One extra horse is  all that is required for two teams, and you  will llnd, Mr. Mayor, that when the one  horse was loaned to tho fire department  the other two were out on pasture.  The report was received and placed on.  file, on motion of alderman Morrison.  The following letter was then, read:  NELSON, September Gth,' 1902��� j. K.  Strachan, Esp., City Clerk���Dear Sir: I  have pleasure in informing the council  that on Thursday last I was authorized  by cable from London to again operate  the tramway line, and feeling assured  that It would be the wish of the city  council, and also the groat majority of  the citizens of Nelson, that the cars should  be running without nnj* delay, they have  been started at as early a date as possible,  consistent with obtaining the services of  efficient men.  Trusting that our action will meet with  the approval of the city council, and that  wo shall bo able to render an efficient  and satisfoctory service hereafter. Yours  faithfully, HENRY E. CROASDAILE,  Chairman N. E. T. Co.  Alderman Irving���What position are wo  in with regard to the tramway company's  franchise,   Mr.   Mayor?  Mayor Fletchoi���That is a legal question,  and I do not" care to express an opinion  on  it. .  Alderman Irving���Would it not be well  to take the question up and find out.  Mayor Fletcher���Well, lt is just as the  council see fit.- It is a question that will  have to be gone into from a purely legal  point of view.  Alderman Scanlan���The letter had better  be filed and-taken up later on.  Alderman Irving���Tf the tramway company can stop running-tlieir cars and start  running them again as they see fit, the  people should know it. They should know  who is running the city, they themselves  or  the tramway company.  Alderman Selous���The cars are running,  what more do  wo want.  Alderman     Hamilton���It   is   no     use   to  tangle the city up in a lawsuit, and I am  opposed to taking any action in the matter.  Alderman  Morrison���Why  not  settle  the  question  now?  ��� Alderman Selous���I was sorry to see the  cars shut down, and I am glad to see them  running. I do not see why we should bother  ourselves about the matter.' The city's  case will be as strong ten years from now  as it is at present.  Alderman Morrison���I do not agree with  alderman Selous. We should know where  wc are at, and for one I am not in favor  of   allowing   any   corporation   to   run   the  town. ���'.).'"'  Alderman   Scanlan���If    they    have    forfeited   their  franchise    the   people   should  know it, so that if the cars are started up  they (the people) should  be in u postition  to.know how long-they would be run.   The  j tramway company should give some guar-  I antee of their intentions, and not start up  und stop running at their own sweet will.  Mayor   Fletcher���The   whole   thing ' in   a  nutslrjell   ia,    Have   they   vi;orfeited   .their  charter? '  Alderman Scanlan���They shut down last  spring and have been shut down this time  since September 1st, and in my opinion  they are operating without a franchise.  Alderman Hamilton���There was no question raised about their charter last spring,  and I don't see why there should be any  raised now, as they have only been shut  down about a month this time.  Alderman Scanlan���Their charter says  that if they stop running for two months  in any one year they forfeit their charter.  They stopped running 59 days last spring  and 35 this time.  Alderman Hamilton���O, I was not looking at it that way.  Alderman Selous���What is the use of  bothering about it, seeing that the cars  are  running?  Alderman Irving moved that the city  solicitor be instructed to take steps at once  to get a, decision from the court in regard  to the matter. This motion was seconded  by alderman Morrison.  Alderman Scanlan- thought it would be  better to get an opinion from the city solicitor on the question, and the motion was  changed to conform to his Idea and passed.  J. K. Salter and others petitioned that  steps be. placed from the sidewalk on the  east side of Cedar street to connect with  the   sidewalk   on   Baker   street.  Joseph Bradshaw' asked that Railway  street, between Silica and Carbonate  streets, be made passable, and it was'  ordered done, provided the cost did not  exceed $50.  Alderman Scanlan drew attention to the  fact that the' incandescent lights .on the  streets were not always burning,: but it  was explained that the lamps In use were  old ones, and that they could not be depended upon to last any length of time;  sometimes they lasted only one night, and  it was impossible to keep them all going  at one time.  Alderman Scanlan also drew attention  to the condition of Latimer street hill, and  it was decided to have the city engineer  report on the cost of gravelling Latimer  street from Hall street to the .eastern,  limtts of the city.  Alderman Selous asked "that the electric  lights on the landing leading to tho Nelson  Boat Club house be cut.out, as they were  no   longer  needed.  Alderman Scanlan called attention to the  condition of the city wharf, claiming that  sometimes the wharf was so piled up with  >vood that teams could not be turned  round  on   it.  Alderman Irving brought up tho question  of the payment of Mrs. Smith for nursing  a diphtheria case. Her bill had been O.  K.'d by the medical health officer, but she  was unable to got it O. K.'d by the finance committee. No one seemed to know  the merits of tho question, and it went  over for a week.  Tho question of the status of those people  on Lot 1S2 who wanted to be brought into  the city limits was discussed; but it  was much like Mrs. Smith's nursing bill,  no  one knew where it was at.  Alderman Hamilton wanted to adjourn  for two weeks, but aldermen Irving, Morrison, and Scanlan wanted action on the  tramway question, and they insisted on a  meeting being held on Monday night next,  and they had their way.  Awnings   and   screens   Operating   equipment      '   Fire   protection    -.  Cash advanced to hospital staff   Balance   in   bank   Total  MODERN  .N...  4 50  SI 43  145 05  107 So  6G 59  . .1S.2I9 71  HOSPITAL SECRETARY MAKES REPORT  WHICH SHOWS HOSPITAL'S CONDITION  On Tuesday the directors of the Kootenay lake General Hospital Society mot  in the Houston block. There were present:  Frank Fletcher (in the chair), Georgo  Johnstone, secretary, Fred Starkey, J. M.  Lay, Hamilton Byers, T. G. Proctor, John  A. Turner, and F. AV. Swannell.  The secretary submitted a statement  showing the financial condition ' of the  society, and stated that a copy hnd been  forwarded  to  the city  clerk.  A discussion took place over the necessity of procuring the services of a house  surgeon who would devote all his time to  the hospital, and it was moved by Mr.  Byers, seconded by Mr. Starkey, that steps  be at once taken to secure such a surgeon, so that he could begin the work on  the 1st of January next. The motion had  little opposition and was finally carried  unanimously.  According to the report of the secretary,  which is given below, tho society, had on  August 31st outstanding debts amounting  to $1)22.43. ' There is nothing in the report  showing how much is due the society from  pay patients and others. About six weeks  ago it was claimed that over $7,000 were  duo the society from doctors and others.  If 50 per cent of that amount was written  off, there would still be remaining enough  to pay all claims against the society.  The secretary's report of the financial  standing of the society for the six months  ending August 31st, 1902, is as follows:  RECEIPTS.  Balance    $    104 -M  Donations     34 70  Paying   patients     3,339 72  C. P. steamers   735 15  Government grant   1,000 00  City grant     250 00  Annual   subscriptions     3110 00  Semi-annual  supsei'iptions    10 00  Yale-Columbia  Lumber  Co  11175  Porto Rico  Lumber  Co  9 00  Miss   Evans���Refund     70 00  C.   R.   Hamilton,   services   nurses  Menzies      105 00  Refund,   insurance   premium  10 39  Total     $ 0,230 00  ^^^^-^DISBURSEMENTSr^"^  Advance   to   Miss   Evans $ 100 00  Dr.   Doherty     17 Sa  Drugs      3*'9 W  Meat  3"-l 72  Dry   Goods     -17 91  Laundry  445 CG  Bread       :  97 77  Fuel      3S0G0  Maintenance  137 OS  Groceries      GS7 05  Milk      251 SI  Ice     * 1070  Stationery      f'9 30  Salaries    2,220 43  Insurance     243 00  Crockery     17 OS  Advertising     C00  Spirits     '0 S5  Printing     9 &��  Kent     '15 00  Operating room     14 S3  Soda   water     4 00  Repairs  "5 GO  Light      100 GS  Scavenging     12 75  General  expense  79 07  Total   cost  of operating $ 5.7S1 2S  Building  expenditure          350 50  Balance in bank  ..*        92 37  Total     $ ��.2��0 15  ASSETS.  Buildings, lands and  furniture $20,000 00  Cash in bank and in hand       119 S7  Total     $20,119 S7  LIABILITIES.  Outstanding  accounts    $    922 13  Assets   over   liabilities    19,197 44  Total     $20,119 S7  Tho total number of nays treatment for  the six months was 3,214, of which 9S0  wero chargeable to the city. The cost of  treatment per patient wa.s $1.S0 per day,  and the amount chargeable to the city was  $1,774.80, of which the city had paid $250.  In addition to the financial statement for  tho six months ending August 31st last,  the secretary gave a financial statement  for the year ending February 28th, 1902.  It is as follows:  RECEIPTS.  Trust  account     $      145  Donations      073 OS  Paying  patients     7.1SS 19  C.  P.  R.  steamboat dues -.  1,06-1 95  Government  grant     2,500 00  Annual   subscriptions     GOO 00  Monthly subscriptions   0.. 110.  Semi-annual subscriptions    GO 00  Cily grant    1.500 00  Yale-Columbia  Lumber  Co.   dues.. 42S 50  Porto Rico Lumber Co. dues  122 00  Total  earnings   $14,749 71  Government  grant  for  building.... 3,000 00  City grant  for  building  500 00  Total   income $1S,249 71  DISBURSEMENTS.  Drugs    $ 1,010 IS  Meat     .Ill NI  Dry  goods     220 l(i  Laundry     1,512 85  Bread      225 20  Fuel      922 37  Groceries      2,035 99  Milk      73G 75  Ice      99 35  Stationery      77 GO  Salaries      4.S79 43  Crockery     35 30  Plumbing     153 73  Advertising    r,    17 00  Interest     07 30  Printing     SS 30  Tclegra ms      2 20  Spirits     181 SO  Printing    ".... 5 00  Rent      300 00  Soda  water    22 75  Repairs      100 00  Light      2(15 92  Scavenging     23 25  General  expense    1S7 7G  Total  cost of operating   $14,102 85  Capital    expenditure    incurred    in  1900    and   paid     in   1901���Building  deficit   from   1900  2,012 28  Building  expenditure 1900  253 43  Furniture,    1900  787 39  Operating   equipment,   1900  52 S3  Capital    expenditure    incurred    in  3901���Building    expenditure  123 79  Furniture     117 35  Fencing and  sidewalks  313 75  FABLE  OF  THE  WATCHFUL MA.  Onco there was a full-sized Girl  named Florins whose Folks kept close  Tag on her. Any night-blooming Harold who presumed to keep the Parlor  open after Midnight heard low Voices  in the Hallway and then a Rap on the  Door. If Florine put on her Other  Dress and went to a Hop then Mother  would sit up and wait for her and 1  o'clock was the Outside Limit. Consequently Florine would have to duck on  the Festivities just when everything  was getting Good. Furthermore, she  would have to warn Mr. Escort to behave himself when they drew near the  House.  "Nothing doing at the Gate," she  would say, warningly. "It's Dollars to  Dumplings that the Girl Detective is  peeking out to get a Line on my Conduct. She has her Ear to the Ground  about four-thirds of the Time, and if  any one moves a Move, then Mother is  Next. If Father takes a Drink at tlie  Club and then starts Homeward on a  fast Trolley, Mother knows all about it  when he is still three Blocks from the  Plouse. What's more, she is a knowing  Bird, and can't be fooled by Cloves or  these little Peppermint Choo-Choos:  The only time when Mother kisses  Father is when she wants to catch him  with the' Goods. Look Out! This is  our  Corner."  As soon as they had landed at the  Gate little Florine would say in Loud,  clear Tones that would carry to the  Sitting Room Window, "Oh, Mr. Gil-,  blitz, I have had a most charming Evening, ''and I wish to thank you most  Heartily."  Whereupon   the   Esco'r*., ' standing   8  Feet away, with his Concertina Hat in  his Hand and the Face in the Moon*  light beaming with child-like Innocence  would come back thusly:  "It's awfully  good of you to say that.   Good Night."  After whicli Mother was supposed to  ���believe   that    they    had   been   S   Feet  apart   all   Evening.     But   Mother   was  Canny and up to Snuff, with a Memory  that  reached    back at least 25  Years.  These little  One-Act Plays  under the  Window did not throw her off for any  part of a Minute.   Before Florine turned  in she was Cross-Examined and required  to tell- with whom she had danced and  why ?and how often and what he said.  Occasionaly  the Daughter  worked the  Mental  Reservation.    In other  Words,'  she hold out on Mother.   She said that-  -she had sat out most of the Numbers,  but  she    admitted    going    through  a  Square Dance Svith the Young Man who  passed    the    Plate at   the    Episcopal  Church.  At which Mother would wink the Off  Eye and murmur, "Is thiat.so?" with  the Loud Pedal on the "That." Also  something about being more than  Seven.  One of Florine's Ancestors on her  Mother's side happened to be on Earth  at tho time of the Revolution,- and  Father often spoke of a Second Cousin  who had been in Congress until the  District tumbled to him. Because of  this current of Blue Blood racing in  her Veins, Florine was supposed to be  a trifle Classy and Mother was always  afraid that she might get Thumb-  Marks on the Family Escutcheon. Therefore Florine was forbidden to work up  a Calling Acquaintance with any of the  Hoi Palloi, which is Greek for Selling-  Platers. According to Mother, there  were only about S Families in town  that really belonged, and some of them  didn't Belong enough to hurt. Florine  found herself cut out of many a Good  Time because the Chaperon for the  Occasion chanced to be related to some  one who had been in the Liquor Business at one Time.  ^FIoi'ine=was^T*p^-^  Hard.    She got out in the Grape Arbor  ���J"H"W*H*-i**^H**'H,-"W  _.���;������: ;..H ���.���,_*���.������!������..-I  DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DOLLAR?   IF SO  flSflNOLfl  LTD  Stock a Safe Investment at  j The first 200,000 of th'ese shares have already been subscribed and shares .are now selling at 15 cents on calls ' "  4. of 2 1-2 cents per month, according to the terms of th'e prospectus, and the fourth 100,000 are to be sold at 20 cents, '.  ���b and the fifth 100,000 at 25 cents, on the   ame terms,  Capitalization Two Million Dollars  2,000,000 Shares Par Value $1.00 Each  Three-Quarters of the Capital Stock irB'the Treasury  $10,000 in Cash and all Demands Paid to Date   f  Resources:   COAL, GOLD, COPPER, SILVER andf  The Townsite of Gartrell  For further Information apply to the ~    1 Official Brokers of the Ashnola Smelter Limited :  - PONTON & MURRAY, Toronto, Ont  A. W. MORE & CO., Victoria, B. C.  C. S. DOUGLAS & CO., Vancouver, B. C.  W. N. McGANNON, Morrisburgh, Ont.  H. R.  CAMERON, "Winnipeg;, Man.  R.  J,   STEEL, Nelson,  B.  C.  or  *,  when she wanted to chew Gum and she  kept her' Reading Matter under the  Mattress. Ncritrly every high-speed  Bachelor in Town had been forbidden  the Premises because of the Stories that  were going around. The kind that  Mother approved wore of the Lilac Division with White Puff Ties and thoir  Hair Glued down. Thoy talked about  Choir Practice and sometimes, when  thoy were sufficiently wrought up, they  played Charades.  The only Chance that Florine had to  mingle with tlie Popular Boys was to  go down Town in the Afternoon and  just Happen Lo nicel. one of them at the  Ice-Cream Parlor. Florine 'learned to  bo quite a Hnppener. But on tlie way  home she would have to fix up a few  Jules VcriK's for the Old Lady in the  Watch Tower. Mother knew that it  didn't take I Hours to be measured for  a Shirt Waist.  "Wait until I got Married," Florine  would say. "1*11 make that 20-hour  Flyer look like a Steam-Roller. if  Mother doesnt' let up on me, I'll learn  to Smoke Cigarettes."  At times she was so desparate that  she was ready to join a Troupe or elope  with a. Drummer. She wanted to get  out among the Bright Lights and hear  the Band play. And she knew that she  couldn't turn Flip-Flops and break Furniture and play Rag-Time along after  Midnight until she had become a Respectable Married Woman. So she had  her Distress Signal out and used to  drop very Broad Hints when she was  chatting with the Lady who happened  to be in the Soda-Water Resort when  she dropped in. They liked Florine for  Keeps, but when one of them thought  of clinching with old Eagle-Eye, the  Family Sleuth, ho weakened.  Florine would have remained a Dead  Card if she had not gone on a Visit to  a neighboring City, where she bumped  into tho Town Trifle.. He had a way  of proposing to every Girl the first time  lie met her. It always seemed to him  a cordial Send-Off for a budding Friendship. Usually the girl asked for Time  and then th<- two of them would Fiddle  around   and   Fuss  and    Make   Up  and  HEAD OFFICE OF THE COMPANY. ROOM "A," K VV G  Code Address, "Ashnola," Nelson, B. C.        Code: Moreing & Neal.        P.  BLOCK, NELSON. B. C,  O. Box 714.        Telephone No. 70.  .���--���H**M-**H-***H****f--^^  Finally send back all the Letters, and  that would be the Finish. Florine fooled the foxy Philander. The Moment he  came at her with the Marriage "Talk  she took a firm Hold and said, "You're  on! Get your License to-morrow morning. Then cut all the Telegraph Wires  and burn the Railroad Bridges."  They were Married ,and, strange as it  may appear, Mother immediately resigned her Job as Policeman und said:  "Thank goodness, I've got you Married  Off!    Now you can do as you please."  When Florine found that she could  do as she pleased she discovered that  there wasn't very much of Anything to  do except Settle Down. After about  seven Chafing-Dish Parties she expended her whole Stock of pent-up  Ginger, and now she is just as Quiet as  =th^rest"^bTTi"s. ���  MORAL: Any System is O. K. if it  finally Works Out.      GEORGE ADE.  ^ttotototototototototototo totototototototototototofc  H Si  insi  As a Work of Art.     f  *  ��� *���%  9  TO RENT.  A WELL Furnished house of six room,  for six months; piano; electric lights; all  conveniences. Apply to Mrs. W. I\ Robinson, Carbonate street, west.  FURNISHED Rooms; from S5 to $7.50 prr  month. Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker  of  First-class   Hand-made   Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building-, Nolson, B. C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  PROSSER'S SECOND  ���  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  Wo buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western Canadian Employment Agency  ln connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.   O.   Box  5S8.      Phone  2C1A.  CERTIFICATE  OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen   mineral   claim,   situate   In    the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay   District.     Where   located���Between  Forty-nine and Etigle creeks.  Take  notice  that William  N.  Rolfe  and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Free   Miners'   Certificate   No.   50021,   A.   E.   Hodgins,   exempt,  Intend,   sixty  days  from   the  date   hereof,  to npply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements,  for  the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grunt of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must bo commenced before  tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September, A. D.  1902,  W^0  ^W^^  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.  fc  S  ���*:  1 THE DAILY NEWS |  I Nelson. B. C. |  ^^(?>(t|u(u.\^^.fMfM?>^v^ to totototototototototototo&  $1.00  A YEAR 4  TKe Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  i i   ��� ��� ��� 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.  ���j. .j.._, .j. .j, ._, .1. a A *********�����******* �������� *_��� ^.-f-{.<^-{"l.-f-��J.-f -b-b  I w. F. Teetzel & 60.   !  *  *  *  *  ���b  ��*r*  *  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  Be; ween Winnipeg and the Coast.  Corner Bs|-er ar*_  ���Josephine Streets  JtiELSOJU  +  ���b  'b  *  *  'b  ���b  ���b  ���b  *  ���Z-  *  ���b  ���b  *  *  ���Z-  *  MORLEY fe GO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  Isaac Holland has gone to Elkhorn, Manitoba,  on  a visit.  A second copper furnace has been blown  ln at the Trail smelter.  Tho annual fall dance will be given at  the Halcyon Hot Springs hotel next Friday.  Miss Miller, the Rossland mare, made a  poor showing in the races at Spokane this  ���week.  JGALT COAL I  ��� AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS .    ���  ��� Terms Spot Oasli ���  =="Scho6I=lnspectbF"^Vilsdi*L^6��"=Nelsdn"i"re^  ports the public school building at Cranbrook overcrowded.  , Charles Aly win, a New Denver orchard-  1st, has cleaned up $8 from the fruit sold  from two of his apple trees.  Judge Forin adjourned the county court  until the 17th instant, owing to the courtroom being used for sittings of the assize  court.  Mrs. J. E. Foupore of Mill street returned on Thursday from viewing the  Spokane fair, which she pronounces a fair  (success.  James Cronin, manager of the St. Eugene  mine at Moyio, in East Kootenay, may  make a trip to Now Mexico and spend the  ���winter   mere.  ���' W. J. Dow and George Munroe of Creston paid Nelson a visit on Tuesday. They  wanted money with which to improve  Creston's main street.  F. Mitchell of Fernie and H. Nevin of  Cranbook are matched for a foot race  for a purse of $500. The race will be pulled  off at Cranbrook on the 27th  instant.  James A. McDonnell, president and managing director of the East Kootenay  Placer Mining Company, operating mines  on Perry creek, is registered at the Phair.  The local company of Rocky Mountain  Rifles turned out 42 strong yesterday for  inspection drill before colonel Holmes, district officer commanding. The boys made  a good appearance.  Henry Rose was convicted for the murder of John Cole, near Nakusp last June,  and sentenced to be hanged on November  21st. The death watch has been placed  over him at the provincial jail by sheriff  Tuck.  The now instruments of the city band  have arrived and will be on exhibition In  Fred Irvine & Co.'s window today and tomorrow. They are certainly a beautiful  set of instruments, and their auallty is  flfuaranteed to be equal to their beautiful  p.ppearanee.    The  promoters   of   this  new  ���      W. .TIERNEY,       ���  ��� Telephone 265 Baker Street.   ���  ��� ��� "   ���  ��� ������������������ ���������������� ���������������������������������������������  band have collected some hundred and  twenty subscriptions for their purchase,  and turn the set over to the city, who also  made a grant of $250 towards the project.  Lumber shipments continue to be made  from Nelson to points in the Northwest  Territories. This week the Nelson Saw &  Planing Mills, Limited, made carload shipments to McLeod, Alberta, and Maple  Creek, Assinniboia.  Half a hundred Nelson people are attending the Spokane fair. Next year the tables  will be turned, and there will be half a  thousand Spokane people in attendance at  Kootenay's first industrial and fruit fair,  which will be held in Nelson some time in  September.  James Worth died at Rossland on Tuesday and was buried at Trail on Wednesday.  He was a nephew of colonel Topping of  Trail, and was well-known at Nelson as a  ball player. While working at the Le Roi  mine he cut his foot, and death resulted  from blood poisoning.  David McBeath, who was in Nelson yesterday, reports the Porcupine Creek wagon  road, in Ymir district, completed for three  miles or more, and that the remainder  is=i:welliMn"*hand:^-Ther=iweather^has^-beenl=  good, the men only losing one day since  tlie work was started.  New Advertisements���J. A. Kirkpatriek  & Company, Limited, groceries and crock-  eryware, Aberdeen block, Baker street,  Nelson; Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron,  Limited, real estate and insurance, Houston block, Josephine street, Nelson. Space  for   now   advertisements,   unlimited.  W. J. Goepel, Inspector of provincial  offices, is back from a trip to Barkervlllc,  In Cariboo district. He also visited the  government office at Horsefly, and judges  from the amount of business transacted  by the mining recorder at that place that  the Horsefly placer excitement was a fizzle.  Spencer Sanderson and Mitchell Talt of  Ymir were in Nelson yesterday interviewing the member for Nelson riding regarding  an appropriation for the construction of  tne miners' union hospital at Ymir. Thoy  claimed they had subscriptions amounting  to $3,000 available, but that work could not  be gone on with until more money was In  sight.  A. R. Barrow is now located at "Victoria,  and has an office on View street. Mr. Barrow came to Nelson in 189G from India,  where he had charge of a department  on one of the government railways. He  first Intended to establish a foundry and  machine shop, but changed his mind and  followed his'profession of civil engineering  and   surveying.  Some of tho business houses of Nelson  are like the big mining companies, in that  they have a regular day on which they pay  all bills. The manager of the Cabinet Cigar  Store, who handles millions of cigars a  year, says his business has grown to such  large proportions that it takes him one  whole day to fil out checks for his monthly  accounts, and the date on which he llll.s out  checks is the 15th.  The ladles of the Catholic church who  had charge of the bazaar last week in the  Burn's block report clearing $1,000. The  proceeds will go towards helping maintain  the Sisters of St. Joseph school, at which  nearly 100 children attend. The money  result   shows   two   or   three   things   very  clearly. One is that there is no creed feeling in Nelson, for the Catholics are not  very numerous; another is that our people  are liberal when they have money; and the  third is that the ladies of the Catholic  church can give the ladies of any other  church aces and spades and beat them at  the  church  bazaar  game.  The Shamrock lacrosse team of Montreal will not play at Nelson. The AVest-  minister team defeated them two out of  three games that were played for blood,  and the Eastern Canadians were not looking for any more defeats. They wanted  to get back home with a little glory, so  they decided to cross over and play Victoria's effete team, and then take in the  novices at Seattle en route east. They defeated  Victoria  10   to  S.  During the Turner regime, a tax sale  was ordered for delinquent taxes on property within the boundaries of Nelson, as  the property had passed from the control of the provincial government to the  control of the city. The sale was advertised in a newspaper that did not have  either a wide or general circulation, and  tho ' result was that several well-known  people had their real estate sold for taxes,  not knowing anything of the proposed sale.  Some of the property sold was afterwards  mortgaged to loan companies, and the lawyers passed title apparently knowing  nothing of the titles procured at the tax  sale. One of these cases will be tried at.  this term of the court. Agnes West owned  the lot sold and Charles A. Waterman  bought it in at the'tax sale.  -#-^-#-# ���#���#���#���#-#-#���#-# 4-#-^*#-#-#-# **#-"#-# #-3��-"# ���# & "#���#"#*#%# *#^_ *#%-  A HOT REJOINDER. -  During the trial of a Slocan mining case  at Nelson this week, James F. Wardner  was on the stand as a witness. He was  asked several questions in cross-examination as to what he knew about the location of the mineral claim in dispute. He  replied that he had frequently passed over  the ground at the time he was working the  once famous Freddie Lee, and knew it was  at that time considered as belonging to  the claim in dispute. Asked if he had  ever seen the No. 1 stake, he replied that  he could not say positively whether he had  or not. Pressed for a definite answer, he  said  ten  5'ears  had  elapsed  since  he was  Brydges, Blakemore & CamePon,L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. C.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  t ��� '���'-     ���  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson  Tr  Tr  Tr  Tr  %  Tr  ���*  Tr  Tf  Tf  7f  Tr  Tjr  Tr  __��*  Tr  Tr  ^*  Tr  Tr  FRED IRVINE & CO  BAKER   STREET  "**.  #  "^  *#  **��  Akr-  -  New Fall  Underwear  A   complete    stock   of    ladies'  children's  and   men's   union   and  all wool shirts, drawers nnd combination  suits   in  all   sizes.    We  now have  the celebrated Health  Brand underwear which is guaranteed to be unshrinkable; ; Any  garments can be returned  to us  if not as represented.  Special     bargains     in     ladies'  Ready-to-Wear Hats and Pattern  Hats at reduced prices.  -���  FRED IRVINE & CO  on the ground, and that that was a long  time to remember some things. This answer did not suit the lawyer who was  doing the cross-examining, and "Jim" was  twitted for his fbrgetfulness. His reply to  the twitting brought broad smiles to the  faces of everyone who heard it, except possibly the lawyer who was doing the examining. The reply was: '"Pon my word,  I believe you are right; I believe I have  forgotten more than . some people ever  knew."  GhoicisJ  w  Canned ^t  Elaborate Showing of  New Groceries  A representation of the world's choicest  -and=latest^productions-rthe=efforts^of=our-  buying have been united in one powerful  and persistent endeavor to place before  you the best display of groceries ever  shown in  the city.  Being constantly in touch with every  market centre I conscientiously feel my  assortment of groceries and provisions is  absolutely   unequalled.  You need goods, I want your business  Call and inspect my stock, get quotations  and I shall have your patronage.  WILL DISCUSS  A LIVE QUESTION.  The Nelson Board of Trade was'to have  had a regular meeting on Thursday night,  but enough members did not show up to  make a quorum.; It is understood one of  the questions'that is up for consideration  relates to government aid to the silver-  lead mining industry. The members of the  board are not all of one opinion on the  question. Some of the members are reported as being in faveor of a government  bonus to the mine-owner of so much a ton  on the ore mined. Others stand out for  increased duties on lead products, claiming  that there is no good reason -why our  miners should not be equally protected  with the farmers of the East. They also  claim that articles used in mining, but not  manufactured in Canada, should be placed  on the free list. In other words, they stand  for���  First���The same ratio .of protection to  our silverrlead miners as is given the  eastern producers of raw materials.  Second���Mining machinery and supplies,  not manufactured in Canada, to be placed  on the free list.  . The board will meet on Thursday night  of next week.  HOTEL PHAIR  |   SO ROOMS  All SVJoderti Conveniences  Special Hates to Tourists  e. e. phair  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor    Streets,     NELSON. B.C  MADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD 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"   Elecrlcity  and  Heated  with  Hot Air.  ESTABLISHED IN KELSON 1901  Jacob Dover, The Jeweller,  Nelson, B. C.  ��Mtt  I am the leader wherever' diamonds  and watches are sold in this country.  My name Is a synonym of prompt  ���service, fair treatment and honest  goods.      7.77  My stock for the fall and holiday  trade is such as suits all the patronage of this character. All my lines  have been selected with7the 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 ahd  special attention. ��  ���'  ���  '������'"  ���'"  ���  m  m  ���  "���*  '���  -���  JACOB DOVER  Baker Street Nelson, B.C.  m..��........................���...���.���.���................mm  We Can Save You Money By f  Purchasing Now  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  xbmmerclal^hien. =  RATES $2 PER DAY  Mrs. E, C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  t. s. Mcpherson,  LEADING GROCER  K. W. C. BLOCK  NELSON  REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS  OF  LAGER   BEER  AND   PORTER  Put up in Packages to suit the  Trade  Brewery   and   Oflice   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson, B. C.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Good blood makes good muscle timber.  It takes exercise to develop that timber.  We can't do that 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 like  getting a good early start.  Our Beef, Wine and Iron is made of the  best beef extract the purest citrate of iron,  and a carefully selected sherry wine.  Other Good Tonics are  KOLA-PEPSIN-CELERY   WINE  WILSON'S INVALID'S PORT WINE  Canada Drug & Book  ���any, Ltd.  Camps  TREMONT  HOUSE  European and American Plan.  Meals 25 cts.   Roomn from 25 ct*. to $1.  Only White Help Employed,  MALONK & TltKGILLUS,  Baker St., Nelson. Proprietors.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street, Nelson.  The best $1 per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G-. W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  ^WOMEN'S DESKS    ^  COCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  "CARPETS^  LINOLEUMS.  0. McARTHUR & CO.  Baker and Ward Streets,  ^���*'-.'---'��rf^��**''^^i��**'.i-^��-'^,*''**-.^A****^.'*,'***.^^***^,-**^<^'^^��*^*^^i  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  Q.  B.  MATHEWS,   -    Proprietor  Lord Aberdeen's  Coldstream Ranch  $1.65 A  BOX  APPLES  PHONE 161  Hfi  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  Houstori Block, ffolson  Grocers and Provisions Dealers  To The People of Kootenay  On Oct. 1st we purchased the stock of  groceries and crockery of Wm. Hunter &  Co., and will carry on business in their  old stand.  This stock was purchased at a rato that  ���will put us in a better position to do business than any other firm In Nelson.  We are not strangers to you and we  want to sell you and we want to s shrdlNe  want to sell you goods better and cheaper  than you can get elsewhere.  All  we  ask is  a  trial.  J. /\. Kirkpatriek & Co,, Ltd.  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Wills Tobacco  Player's Tobacco  Telephone 194  The Queen  Cigar Store  hsz, Tobacconjst  H. J, PHAIR, Prapr.  Turkish Cigarettes ���.,   ,      , , _ ,  ..  Monopoi cigarettes Wholesale ar\d rjetail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. R. C. and G. B.  Lambert and Butler  All brands ot imported and domestic cigars  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.

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