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Array Saturday Morning, October 25, 1902  THE MOTHER LODE MINE AND SMELTER IS MAKING ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS A DAY  SLOGAN DISTRIGT ORE SHIPMENTS ARE SO FAR UP TO THE AVERAGE OF LAST YEAR  Powder is manufactured in the United  Statesr and those who manufacture it  are absolutely protected from outside  competition. The United States import  duty is 5 cents a pound on powder valued at 20 cents or less per pound, and S  cents a pound on powder valued at over  20 cents a pound. Powder is also manufactured in Canada, and our manufacturers are protected by an import duty  of 2 cents a pound on black powder and  3 cents a pound on dynamite. "  The   manufacturers   in   the   United  States must meet the requirements of  70,000,000 of people, a large percentage  of whom  are  engaged  in mining coal  and iron and copper and lead and the  precious metals.    The manufacturers in  Canada have less than 9,000,000 of people to supply, only a small percentage  of whom are engaged in mining.    The  greater  the  turn    over  of any  manufactured article, the less will be the cost  of its  production.      Powder,  therefore,  costs less to manufacture in tlie United  States than in Canada, and if it is sold  at the same price in the two countries',  the    manufacturer  is  making a larger  profit in tlie United States than in Canada.   The prices quoted by The Tribune  in recent issues show that there is little  difference in the cost of powder in Bri-  .tish Columbia and in Idaho and Montana, at towns that are centres of the  mining industry.    Forty per cent dynamite, is selling in Butte,    Montana, at  $13.10 per hundred by the carload, and  the price at Nelson is $14, with 2 pet-  cent off for cash in 30 days.   The price  at Wallace, Idaho, is reported to be the  same as the price at Nelson.  The reduction of the duty, or even the  removal of the duty altogether, would  not reduce the cost to the mine owner  in British Columbia. It would probably  have the contrary effect. Powder would  not be manufactured in Canada, and  foreign-made powder would be handled  by 'selling agents, who would have nothing whatever to do with fixing prices.  The prices would be fixed by the Duponts  of Rhode Island and the Nobels of Glasgow, who today own 75 per cent of all  the powder works in the world.  The cost of explosives used in our  mines might be reduced, not by reducing the tariff, but by reducing freight  rates. For every pound of powder used  in Kootenay the railways get from 2  cents to 5 cents for hauling it in carload  lots, and wben handled in less than carload lots, the freight rate is always  double the carload figure.  SEEKING INVESTMENTS.  A. F. HosenDerger enjoys the dintinc-  tion of having induced more practical  mining men with capital of their own  to visit British Columbia and make investments than the provincial government's London agency, which is maintained at considerable expense, has  been able to do. Thirty came in on one  train, and after spending a day at Nelson, went on to the Lardeau district,  where they are individually and collectively interested. The party was  made up of the following named:  Andrew Bram, druggist, Hancock,  Michigan; William Carr, real estate  broker, Mattoon, Illinois; Arthur L.  Carnahan, journalist, Houghton, Michigan; Judge John B. Curtis, Calumet,  Michigan; Willias S. (.leaves, proprietor  Portage Lake Foundry & Machinery  Company, Hancock, Michigan; Dr. W.  H. Dodge; director Northwestern Development Syndicate, Hancock, Michigan;  Robert C. Faucett, real estate and insurance    broker,   Laurium,    Michigan;  James T. Fisher, banker, director Northwestern  Development  Syndicate,  Hancock, Michigan; M. C. Getchell, banker,  director     Northwestern     Development  Syndicate,  Hancock,  Michigan;    M.  R.  Goldsworthy, assistant secretary Northwestern   Development   Syndicate,  Hancock,  Michigan;   Charles D. Hanchette,  attorney, secretary Northern Michigan  Building & Loan Association, Hancock,  Michigan;    Poter Hendrickson, grocer,  Hancock,    Michigan;      Joseph    James,  manufacturer  carbonated   water,  Calumet,    Michigan;     Frank  A.   Kohlhaas,  capitalist, Calumet, iMchigan;  Clyde S.  Mackenzie,  journalist,    Calumet,  Michigan; John M. McKenkie, restauranteur,  Houghton, Michigan; James E. Mackay,  machinist,    Calumet  &  Hecla    Mining  Company, Calumet, Michigan; John Mc-  Naughton,    overseer    for    Calumet &  Hecla      Mining      Company,    Calumet,  Michigan; Frank C. Maywdrm, jeweler,  Hancock, Michigan;' Edward Merz, proprietor Arlington hotel, Calumet, Michigan; Frederic W. Nichols, superintendent of lands for St.7 Mary's    Canal &  Mineral    Land    Company,    Houghton,  Michigan; Louis Neuruann, cigar, manufacturer, Chicago, Illinois; A. F. Rosen-  burger; A. J. Scott, mayor of Hancock,  president    Northwofsteirn   Dvsvelopment  Syndicate, Hancock, Michigan; Thomas  Soddy, Calumet, branch superintendent  of motive power, Calumet & Hecla Mining Company,  Calumet,  Michigan;   Dr.  A.  J.   Stowe,  Minneapolis,    Minnesota;  George  W.  Taylor,  cashier"   Houghton  County street railway, Hancock, Michigan;   Joseph    Wareham, barber, Hancock, Michigan;  Daniel Washburn, restauranteur,  Hancock,  Michigan.  KEEPING UP THE AVERAGE.  The silver-lead mines of the Slocan  are keeping up their average shipments.  Last year their output was 30,000 tons.  This year, to October 18th, the shipments aggregate 23,302 tons. If the  same ratio is kept up for the remaining 11 weeks of the year, the' total will  be 29,572 tons. The mines shipping and  their output are as follows:     '  Tons.  Payne ..*...... 1,318  Ivanhoe    .-.       452  Sunset (Jackson Basin)     827  Reco      322  American Boy .*....'    883  Arlington  3,160  Hewett      765  Bosun ,      930  Last Chance .-     168  Wonderful   '-....     181  Enterprise    1,840  Lavina       85  Bismark    ....:        62  Queen Bess      180  Silver   Glance       223  Whitewater  2,962  Ottawa V...        8  Capejlla.        40  Florence          1  Trade Dollar  ...        20  Slocan Boy      115  Neepawa  ...... '.���'.'    123  Hartney       25  Marion       80,  May    ..... 5  Paystreak   .7         7  Surprise       22  Monitor ���      960  Slocan Star .....577  Duplex          7  Emily  Edith        20  Wakefield '.      200  Prescott .......:      .4  Rambler     3.8S4  Molly Gibson    1,500  Washington     187  Folliott    2  C. O. D ,.... 2  London Hill   115  Ruth    .".  784  Antoine     104  R.  E.  Lee  124  Spectator .���  4  Red Fox   40  Hampton  4  Mercury     21  Dardanelles  21  Porcupine  2  Charleston     11  Pinto  10  Noble Five o  21  Total  Tons    ..23,302  GOOD STRIKE AT YMIR.  Dougald A. Cameron, superintendent  of the Active Mining Company at Ymir,  came up to Nelson on last night's train.  He reports a good strike at the Union  Jack, one of his company's properties  on Porcupine creek. A tunnel is being  driven from a point 100 feet below the  No. 1 tunnel on the Queen vein. A fine  ���shoot of solid galena ore is exposed. It  was calculated that the lower tunnel  would have to be driven fully 200 feet  before this shoot would be reached. The  shoot was reached after driving 70 feet  only, indicating either that the shoot is  larger at that depth or that the vein  has changed its dip. The ore struck in  the lower tunnel consists of 2 1-2 feet of  solid steel galena mixed with a small  proportion of zinc blende. This ore in  the upper tunnel runs about $40 per ton,  and the newly    discovered    portion is  richer in appearance. Besides this,  however, the vein is being crosscut, ahd  so far 10 feet of quartz, interspersed with  galena and blende, have been traversed  without the hanging wall being reached.  AH this ore, outside of the richer pay-  shoot, is regarded as concentrating. The  company is putting in an electric power  plant.. The flume is now under construction and the machinery is expected  to arrive shortly. The company has  also just concluded the purchase of 5,000  acres of timber land on Porcupine  creek, on which there is said to be 20,-  000,000 feet of white pine.   .  MAY SHIP REGULARLY.  Slocan Drill, 24th: "The ore chute encountered on the Ottawa* last week is  holding out well, and considerable mineral has been taken out. It is the same  as that hit by the lessees last winter in  the drift above and some very high  assays have been obtained. Much of it  goes over 600 ounces, while the general  run of the dump apart from the rich  streak goes 120 ounces. Sacks were  taken up to the property during the  week, and it is quite likely a sleigh road  will be put in to the Ottawa at once, so  as to permit of regular shipments during the winter."  ONE HUNDRED EMPLOYED.  There are about 100 men employed in  the mines that have for a central point  the little town of Erie, a station on the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway 30  miles south of Nelson. The Arlington  is working about 30 men, and shipping  the ore to the smelter at Nelson. The  Second Relief is working both the mill  and cyanide plant, and gives employ  ment to 25 to 30 men. The Copper  Farm, near what was formerly called  Craigtown, has a number of men employed. The Keystone, owned by Finch  & Campbell, who also own the Second  Relief, has a few m��n at work. The  placers on the north fork of Salmon  river are being touched up quite lively  and may turn out to be paying ventures, a number of Colorado men having  acquired interests. Taking everything  into consideration, the outlook at Erie  is promising. .  THREE MONTHS' PROFIT;?.  The profits of the Le Roi mine for tho  three months ending September 30th aro  given at $108,000 for July, $80,000 for  August, and $63,000 for September;* total  $251,000. The returns for September  are low because shipments were restricted owing to a shortage of coke at the  company's smelter at Northport. The  shares of the company are quoted at  $11 in. London;  MAKING MONEY.  Reports from Greenwood are that tho  Mother Lode mine and smelter are making money for their owners at the rate  of $1,000 a day. The smelter has two  furnaces in blast and the mine is producing a higher grade of ore than over  before. " ��  ON HIS -WAY EAST.  ��� Hon. W. C. Wells, chief commissioner  of lands and works, left Victoria on  Thursday night for a month's trip to  Eastern Canada. This would indicate  that premier Dunsmuir has. no intention of resigning for a while yet.  PEOPLE OF NELSON AND OF KOOTENAY  ARE EXPECTANT OVER THE REFINERS  r  The location of the Canadian Smelting  Works' refinery is, just now, a question  in which the people of Nelson, as well  as the people of Kootenay, are greatly  interested. The people of Kootenay are  interested because until the product of  our silver-lead smelters is separated and  vrlined in Canada,.there can be no-i'eai  market in Canada for Canadian mined  lead. The people of Nelson are inter--  . csted because they know that if the proposed refinery is built at. Nelson that  the town will be greatly benefited  directly as well as indirectly. The experiments made by the Canadian Smelting Works at Trail on the new process  of refining silver-lead bullion' is of interest, now that a large plant is to be  erected.  A plant of about 10 tons daily capacity was installed at the smelting works  at Trail. It has been in operation several months, and has been proved a  success. Tho depositing room contains  20 -tanks, built of wood, lined with tar  and approximately of the size of copper  refining tanks. Underneath the tank-  room floor is a basement permitting inspection of the tank bottoms for possible leakage and removal of the solution and slimes.   A suction lnimp is :em^_  ployed in lifting the electrolyte lrom  tlie receiving tank and circulating the  solution. In nearly every respect the  arrangement of the plant and its equipment is strikingly like that of a modern  copper refinery.  The great success of the process is  primarily based on Belts' discovery of  the easy solubility of lead in an acid  solution ot' load fiuosiicatc, which possesses both stability under electrolosis  and high conductivity, and from which  exceptionally pure lead may be deposited  with impure anodes at a very low cost.  With such a solution there is no polarization on the anode, no evaporation of  constituents except water, and no danger in its handling.  According to Mr. Belts, an acid of 20  to 22 per.cent will come to about $1.00  per cubic foot, or to $4.25 when the  solution has been standardized with six  pounds of lead. The electrolyte employed at the time of my inspection of  the works contained, I believe, S per cent  lead and 11 per cent excess of fluosilicic  acid.* .  ..-..���.  The anodes consist of the lead bullion to be refined, cast into plates about  two inches thick and approximately to  the same size as ordinary two-lugged  copper anodes. Before being placed in  position in the tanks, they are straight  ened by hammering over a mould and  their lugs squared. No anode sacks are  employed as in  the old Keith process.  The cathode sheets which receive the  regular lead deposits, are thin lead  plates obtained by electrode-position  upon and stripping frir-n special cathode  of sheet steel. The latter are prepared  for use by cleaning, flashing with copper, lightly lead-plating in the tanks  and greasing with a benzine solution of  paraffine dried on, from which the deposited lead  is , easily stripped.  The anodes and cathodes are separated by a space of 1 1-2 to 2 inches in  the tank aud are electrically connected  in multiple, the tanks being in serier  circuit. ' The fall in potential between  'th^ta-iYkr*!^^  remarkably low voltage is due to the  high conducting power of the electrolytic  contacts used. These contacts are small  wells of mercury on the bus-bars, large  enough to accommodate copper pins  soldered to th eiron cathodes of clamped to the anodes. Only a small amount  of mercury is required.  ��� Current strength of from 10 to 25  amperes per square foot have been used  but at. Trail 14 amperes have given the  most satisfactory results as regards  economy ol' working and the physical  and chemical properties of the refined  metal produced.  In the Belts' electrolytic process,  practically all tho impurities in the  base bullion remains as a more or less  adherent .coating on the anode, and only  the zinc, iron, cabalt and nickel present go into solution. The anode residue consists practically of all the copper, antimony, bismuth, arsenic, silver  and gold contained in the bullion, and  very nearly 10 per cent of its weight in  lead. Having" the analysis of any bullion, it is easy to calculate with these  data the composition of the anode  residue and the rate of pollution of the  electrolyte. Allowing 175 cubic feet of  electrolyte per ton of daily output, it  will be found that in the course of a  year these impurities will have accumulated to the extent of a very few per  cent. Estimating that the electrolyte  will have to be purified once a year, the  amount to be purified is less than one  cubic foot for each ten of output. The  amount of lead not immediately recovered in pure form is about 0.3 per cent,  most of which is finally recovered. - As  compared with the- ordinary fire-refined  lead, the electrolytically refined lead "is  much purer and contains only mere  traces of bismuth, when bismuth base  bullion is treated. j^irthermore, the  present loss of silver in fire refining,  amounting it is slaimed to about 1 1-2  per cent of the silver present and cov-  !ered_���by__the__oi*dm  to a large extent avoided, as the silver  in the electrolytic process is concentrated in the anode residue with a very  small loss, and the loss of silver in refining the slimes is much less than in  treating the zinc crusts and refining the  silver residue after distillation. The  silver slimes obtained at Trail, averaging about 8,000 ounces of gold and  silver per ton, are now treated at the  Seattle Smelting & Refining Works.  There the slimes are boiled with concentrated sulphuric acid and steam, allowing the free access of air, which  removes ahc greater part of the copper.  The washed residue is then dried in  pans over steam colls, and melted down  in a magnesia brick-lined reverboratory  provided with blast tuyeres, and refined.  In this reverberatory furnace the balance of the copper left in the slimes  after boiling is removed by the addition  of niter as a flux, and the antimony  with soda. The (lore bars finally obtained are parted in the usual way with  sulphuric acid making silver .999 fine  and gold bars at least .992 fine.  Although the present method for recovering the precious metals and byproducts from the anode residues leaves  much room for improvement, the use of  Betts' process may be recommended to  our lead refiners, because it is more  economical and-efficient method than  ihe fire-1'R.ining process.,now ���!;*'.'-?<omj*f)r��n..  use. I will state my belief in conclusion, that the present development of  electrolytic lead refining signalizes as  great an advance over zinc desilveriza-  tion and the fire methods of refining  lead as electrolytic copper refining does  over the old Welsh method of refining  that metal. .    '.'-  PROFITABLE UTILITIES.  Nelson has .expended $101,580.04 on its  water-works system, and collected $64,G39.-  !)G in water rates at a cost of ?9,C73.GC for  operating; and maintenance. The city paid  ?5,000 for the system as it then existed in  May, ISO". After providing for the interest  and sinking; fund cliai-ges on the. debentures issued and paying' the operating- and  maintenance expenses, the people of Nelson have made a profit of $1S,9GG.9G from its  ownership of the waterworks system. Add  the profit ($23,G7G.25) made in operating; the  eleetrie-li*_lit-'systenr-to-the--pront-($lSi9G(;i96)=  made in operating the water-works system,  gives the people of Nelson $42,0-13.21 to the  good since they secured the town's incorporation in April, 1S97. This $12,013.21 has  been spent Tor the benefit of the people  of Nelson a.s a whole, and the wonder is  that there is ono man in Nelson who Is  willing to place himself on record as being  opposed to civic ownership of such utilities a.s water and light; as being in favor  of" turning over either tho water-works  system or the electric light system to a  private corporation; or as being unwilling  to maintain these utilities in first-class  eomlitlon. Hut there i.s, and the people of  Nelson have elected just such men to the  eity council, men who are aspirins today  to obtain the complete management of the  city's business affairs in  the future.  RETURNS FROM A DELINQUENT TAX SALE  THE LAW AS TO RIQHTS OF PURCHASERS  The tax sales held throughout the province will result in considerable additions to  the provincial revenue if they are all as  successful as the one held at Nelson on  Tuesday. The sale'at Nelson was for  delinquent taxes on land situate within  Nelson and Goat River mining divisions  and'most of It was lots in the townsites  of Creston, Ymir, Salmo.,. and in the several"-'additions to' Nelson; Harry .Wright,  assessor and collector for Nelson asess-  ment district, conducted the sale, Thomas  Henderson, deputy mining recorder, acting  as clerk.  There were 114 names of owners in the  advertisement of the sale, but 33. of these  came forward and settled before the day  of the sale. When the sale was over the  property of 25 owners was still unsold as  no one bid on the property offered, all of  which is in the townsite of Salmo. The  following statement will give tho reader  a fair idea of the result:  STATEMENT.  Total  arrears  of  taxes  $712 51  Paid before sale $220 07  Paid at sale  -150 S7  Arrears on unsold lots    41 GO'i      712 54  Total costs in addition to taxes  $513 00  Paid before sale ".$13�� 75  Paid at sale  237 50  -Cosls=on=-unsold-lolK. ,.!.<.. r.^.-ll!i-75���=-=���  . 513 00  The government charges $2.50 costs lo  each delinquent, and in addition it gets  2 1-2 per cent, commission on the amount  collected. Besides this, the* delinquent  pays the cost of advertising, which in  Nelson district was $2.23 for each delin-  ijucnt.  Below will be found the sections nf Un*  Assessment Act relating to tax sales, and  they should be carefully read by Imlh delinquents and  those  who  make  pureh.-iS-.-s.  The law regarding lax sales will be of  interest anil it reads as follows:  .Section 102. The assessor, after selling  any land, shall give a certificate under his  hand to the purchaser, stating distinctly  what part or proportion, as the case may  be, of the land, and what Interest therein,  have been so sold, or stating' that the whole  lot, section, or estate has been so sold,  and describing the..same, and also stating  the quantity of land, the sum for which  it has been sold, and the expenses of sale,  and further stating that a deed conveying  the same to the purchaser or his assigns,  according to the nature of the estate or  interest sold, will be executed by him, on  his or their demand, at any time after the  expiration of "two years from the date of  sale, if the land be not previously redeemed, upon the payment of the fee hereinafter provided. The' assessor before executing such deed, shall give notice of the  sale and the consequences thereof, in  writing, or partly In print and partly in  writing, to any person or persons who, at  the time of sale, appeared on the register  of the city or district in which the land  is situated as the owner or holder of a  registered charge on the land, and such  notice shall be deemed to have been properly given if the same be posted to the  last known address of the registered owner  or holder of a registered charge six months  before the execution oPthe deed.  Section 103. The purchaser shall, on the  receipt of the assessor's certificate of sale,  become the owner of the lantf so far <vb to  have all necessary rights of action and  -powers���for-=i>rotecting���the=-same���from=  spoliation and waste until the expiration  of the term during which the land may he  redeemed; but he shall not knowingly permit any person to cut timber growing upon  the land, or otherwise injure the land, nor  shall be do so himself, but he may use  Iho land without deteriorating its value:  Provided, that tho purchaser shall not be  liable for damage done without his knowledge, to the property during the time the  certllleato Is in  force.  Section 101. When the assessor or collector sells land for taxes, lie shall Immediately thereafter mall a letter, addressed to the person assessed on the roll,  Informing hlin of tho nnme of the purchaser and amount for which the land  was sold.  Section 105.   Every tax-purchaser, at the  time of tho sale and before he Is given tho  certificate of sale, shall sign a statement  setting out his full mimes, occupation, and  postoilice address, and such statement-  shall be preserved by the assessor or collector with all the oilier books, documents,  and papers connected with such sale.  Section 10G. The owner of any land whicli.  may hereafter be sold for taxes, or his *  heirs, executors, adm-'nisti-n-tt-ri;, or assigns,  or any other person, may, at any time  within two years-from the date of the tax  .��ale, or before delivery of the conveyance  to the purchaser at the tax sale, redeem  the estate sold by paying or tendering to  the assessor, for the use and benefit of the  purchaser or his legal representatives, the  sum paid by him, together with interest at  12 per cent, per annum theron; and the  assessor shall give to the party paying  such redemption money a receipt, stating  the sum paid and the object of payment:  and such receipt shall be evidence of tho  redemption.  Section 107. Upon any such payment or  tender being made as aforesaid, It shall  be the duty of the assessor or collector to  forward by registered letter to the postoilice address of tho purchaser thereof, as  mentioned in such statement (or in any  other statement subsequently furnished by  him), a notice in writing stating that such  property has been so redeemed, and that  the amount to which he may be entitled  -out=of-=the=amount-=so=paid=in=redemption=  shall be paid to him on production of tho  certificate of sale.  Section 10S. From the time 6f a tender  to the assessor of the full amount of redemption money required by this act, the  said purchaser shall cense to have any  further right in or to Ihe land In question.  Section 109. If the land be not redeemed  within the period so allowed for Its redemption as aforesaid, then, on the demand  of the purchaser, or his assigns, or other  legal representative, at any time afterwards, und on payment of ten dollars, thu  assessor shall prepare, execute, and deliver  to him or them a deed of the land sold, In  which deed nny number of lots In any one  district may be Included at the request of  the purchaser, or any assignee of the purchaser.  The Week's News of Southern British Columbia Condensed  YMTR���Tho. finishing Touches arc being  made, on the Porcupine creek wagon road,  and it will be completed next week.  SLOCAN CITY���Harvey Aitchison, blacksmith at the Arlington mine, met with a  painful accident on Sunday. He wns cutting off a broken drill, when the heated  point flew up and struck him full in the  right eye, burning It severely and completely blinding him. He hurried down to  the local hospital, where Dr. Forin dressed  tho injured member, and then.advised him  to go to Spokane to consult a specialist  with a view to saving tho sight. He  went out to Spokane on Tuesday and, if  he gets no relief there, will go on to Montreal for treatment.  RYKERT'S���A. Klockmann, resident  manager of the. Idaho-Continental, with  other magnates of the enterprise arc visiting tlie Continental mine nnd making plans  for the future.  PRINCETON���A party of prospectors,  made up of Messrs. Todd. Ford, and McDonald, wero in Princeton last week with a  ptory of  a  marvellous  strike  of gold  ore  about 23 miles from here, up the Tula-  moon river, between Eagle and Bear  crooks. Tho town is almost deserted, every  prospector able to got away having gone  to the new camp.  *  MOYIE���Manager Cameron of the Moyie  Lumber Company has received a telegram  from the shareholders of the company  at Fairbault, Minnesota, instructing him  to make preparations for starting a logging camp.  CRANBROOK���A bet of $200 has been  made between Mr. Ryan of Klmberley and  Tom Wellman of Cranbrook. Ryan says  h'e can take 2,210 feet of rope, tie a 200  pound sack of sand at tho end of it, and  with one horse pull it. 'Wellman says it  can't be done.  FAIRVIEW���Tho hotel at this place, ono  of the largest in Yale district, was burned  on Monday night. Manager Mathias of the  hotel and Miss Smith, a school teacher,  wero killed, and a number of others seriously  injured. ,... #/-*:*,! ,  PERRY CREEK���The task of getting  Fuss  &  McDaiied's  steam   shovel   up   the  mountain from Old Town to Sawmill creek  is attracting many visitors, who wish to  witness the operation, which is somewhat  interesting. Ties and rails are laid on the  ground, and the machine propels itself.  For some distance there is a twelve per  cent grade and people expect to see some  fun when it tackles it.  CRESTON���The wagon road oast from  the town to the canyon on Goat river has  boon completed. Fred G. Little had charge  of the work as foreman.  WARDNER���Frank McCabe has started  a clothing store here and i.s reported as  doing a good business.  ROSSLAND-Tho local Liberal Association has endorsed Lauricr's action in dismissing Tarte, and have elected the following officers: Sir AVilfrid Laurier, honorary  president; William A. Galliher, honorary  vice-president; Robert \V. Grlgor, president; James Young, vice-president; Dr.  Kerr, second vice-president; Dr. Kenning,  third vice-president; Roland A. Laird, secretary-treasurer. J. A. Macdonald. ,1. If.  Macdonald, Wallace Fraser, Harry Daniel.  A.   H.   Dutton,   Wilson   Pyper,   Francis  C.  Lawo   and   John   II.   Robinson,   executive  committee.  GRAND FORKS���John L. Manly was  arrested hero on Monday by the provincial  police, charged with complicity in burning  the Escalet hotel at Columbia about three  years ago. Shortly after the burning Manly  went to the states and remained for a  time. He has been mayor of Grand Forks  and was chief engineer of the Kettle Valley railway. Ho will have his preliminary  trial at Columbia on Tuesday.  FORT STEELE���The Fort Steele Brewing Company will establish a branch brewery at Frank, Alberta.  KIMBERLEY���Ed Taylor has taken over  the  Royal   hotel.  MORRISSEY���The board of license commissioners met at Fernie and refused to  grant any hotel licenses for the new town  of Morrissey, claiming that they would  grant no licenses until the property was  put on  the  market.  COl'.KMIHA���.I��'IT Lewis and wife leave  hero  for  their  home  near  Edmonton,  Al  berta. Mr. Lewis formerly resided in Nelson and Rossland Where ho owned some  valuable mining property. He owned the  Whitewater mine on Rover creek, near  Nelson, which lib .sold for $10,000. He had  a bond on Bill Springer's No. 1 mine at  Rossland and made a clean-up on Its sale.  His farm of 010 acres, eight miles from  Edmonton, is one of the finest in that  section.  THREE FORKS���William Moir has been  refused a license for tho Exchange hotel.  SLOCAN CITY���Nell Oething of the Arlington hotel is tired or living up in Cariboo, where he went intending to stay two  years, and will return to Slocan Cily in a.  short time.  PILOT HAY���Preparations are being  made to work a number of the Iron claims  nn Gray's creek during the coming winter.  OLALLA���The party of eastern capitalists who aro interested here have come  anil gone. Peforo going they practically  decided to build a 50-ton smelter, to be  ready for operation by July 1st. 1903.  NEW DhlNVER-J. 11. Smith  has taken  over the businoss of Bourne Brothers, ami  will conduct the business under the firm  name of J.  XI. Smith <Si. Co.  FI5RNIE���The provincial government  will build a court-house here at a cost of  SI ,200.  ROSSLAND���The Giant mine which Is  owned by C. II. Mackintosh, may ship its  output, to the smelter at Crol'ton, Vancouver   island.  KASLO���A new company has been formed to take over the assets of the Alberta  i>i British Columbia Exploration Company,  Limited, which is in liquidation. George  Alexander of Kaslo Is the attorney for the  company, the head office of which Is in  England.  THE   TOWN   AND   DISTRICT.  J.    Fred    Hume    Is   contracting   for   the  delivery���next    fall���of   venison   and   bear  meat.  Willinn Waldio has purchased the property on which he lives on Carbonate  slret, between Hall and Hendryx, for $1,700.  The lots have a frontage of 50 foot. Additions will be made to the building and flic  properly otherwise improved.  "Herb" Irvine's American Shoe Store  has added an attractive feature. Call at  the store and find out what it is.  The agriculturists of Nelson are busy  digging potatoes. The crop is fair, and tho  yield will average 200 bushels lo the acre.  The Iron kings of Gray's creek can now  reach their domains over good trails. Hugh  Nixon did the job at government expense.  Jacob Dover is back from a trip to  Toronto and Montreal, and is satisfied the  money he spent in milking it was well  spent.  The local board of tr.-trte has placed itself  on record as being in favor of standing pat  for asking the Dominion government to  increase the duties on ��end and lead products lo a parity with the duties levied on  other articles produced or manufactured  in Canada. This action was taken at a  meeting uf the hoard held on Thursday  evening. f  TKe Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Establish6*1 1817,   Incorporatod     g     *-* of P_rliamout.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000.OC0.0O  REST      8,000,000 00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. 0. M. G , President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,Corner Baker und  1, Kootonay Streets  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  I Imperial Bank of Canada \  OAPITAt,     (Authorized)   CAPITAL     (Paid Up)   BEST    $4,000,000  itS2,8 88,932  ,$2^438^595  *^_lfeAD  OFFCB,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches In the Northwest Territor- ���  ��� ;    ;t   jes, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec. ���  ��� T. R. MERRITT, President. ��>. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man. ���.  ��� E.  HAY. Assistant Gen.  Manager. W. MOFFAT,  Chief Inspector. J  ��� ' NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business tranasted. ���  ��    Savings  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed. ���  ��� Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special 9  .            attention given to collections.                                  j   M<  LAY| Manager. ?  TRAINS.AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  6.-00 a. m  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyio,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fort  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.   LEAVE  8 a.m.  8 a.m.  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:40 p. m  Daily  COLUMBIA & KOOTKNAY  RAILWAY  Kobson. Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revolstoko, andallpoiiits east  and west on C.P.R. main line.  RobHori, Trail and Rossland.  ARRIVE  6:00 p. m.  Daily.  ARRIVE  10*35 a.m.  9:35 p.m.  9:35 p.m.  DaUy _  9:35 p.m.  Daily  LBAV15  9:15 ajn.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY  Slocan City, Silverton, *���<<.���  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  arrive  New)3:40 p.m,  lkavb KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  A p. m.    ^Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  {Kaslo and all Way Landings,  (Doily except Sunday)  tf p. tn.    (Lardo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lake Branoh.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tub. Thur. and Sat)  arrive  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  7il5 a.m  Mounb'iU  8-.05 a. mi  Dtafly.  NELSON &  FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, ColvUlft  and Spokane.  Making through connections  at Spokane to the south,  oast and west.  ARRIVE  MoimVfa  7d9 P.EO.  Depot.  8 p. in.  Daily  LEAVE  Nelson  tiBO a. m.  Kaalo  3:35 p. m.  IMily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Kaslo  8:40 a. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. in.  DaUy  LEAVE  Dally  KASLO & SL-">CAN  RAILWAY  AHRIVE  Daily  3:15 p.m.  1:00 p. m.  11:25 am.  T H E^N EtS 0 N-TRIB15 N E-  Founded  In  1S92.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune Is served by carrier  to subscribers In Nelson or sent by' mail  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No subscription taken for less than a year.  SATURDAY,   OCTOBER  2r>,   1002.  Tlie question of submitting a by-law  to provide money to properly equip a  public utility in which the city has $80,-  000 invested should be discussed on its  merits. The city has found by experience that small mountain streams cannot be depended on the year round for  ���water sufficient to run an electric plant  adequate for its present, to say nothing  of its future, requirements. The experience of tbe city is not exceptional. All  the mining companies operating in  Kootenay and depending on water for  power to run concentrating and stamp  mills have met with the same difficulties as the City of Nelson. The Granby  smelter, which gets its power from  Kettle rivar, a comparatively large  stream, has had to close down two of  its furnaces through a shortage of  ���water. The city has proved that it can  supply the people with electric light at  a lower price than the people of neighboring towns pay who are supplied by  private concerns, and at the same time  pay all charges for sinking fund, interest, and maintenance, besides making a  reasonable profit on the capital invested.  If these are statements of fact, is it  wise for the city to abandon its electric  .light plant and business because a diffi  culty has been encountered in procuring  a suitable site for a power station, at  which to develop a water right already  secured from a river whose flow is so  enormous that there need be no fear of  its   ever  becoming    inadequate?    Few  great undertakings are completed without . difficulties being   encountered and  overcome.    The city can overcome the  difficulties it has met in securing, land  for.a site for a power station by showing that it is in earnest. It has not made  such" "a showing in th^past.    By compelling the  council to submit the bylaw petitioned for on Monday night, and  giving it their approval after it is submitted, the people will have shown that  they are really in. earnest; not only to  own their own utilities, but in endeavoring to keep them up-to-date in efficiency.   An expenditure   of   $150,000 in  addition to the $80,000-that has already  been expended should give Nelson the  best equipped  electric light system  in  the province, and at the same time place  the city in a position to supply cheap  power  to  encourage the establishment  here of industries.   A debenture debt of  $230,000 incurred for such a work surely  is no more    an    interference with the  privileges of. capital    than if the same  amount of  money was  raised   for  the  j same purpose on bonds issued by a private company.    In the    one   case the  people of the city are the shareholders,  and to them will go any profits that may  accrue from the successful expenditure  of the money.   In the other case a few  individuals, generally non-residents, are  the shareholders, and they will pocket  the profits if the undertaking is successful.    The city needs the plant, because  it    can      profitably      use    it.      If    it  needs    the    plant    and     can    profitably     use      it,      some     good     reason should be advanced why the undertaking should be abandoned in order to  allow a private company to step in and  carry-on-=the=businessr'=Will^thosei-who-'  oppose the submission of the question  to the people give the good reason?  public works. Alderman Selous was  very anxious that the prayer of the  petitioners be granted. He did not  want time to consider any of them on  their merits; not even to compare the  names on the petitions with the names  on the assessment roll. In fact, he was  so anxious to have the matter submitted to the ratepayers that his own  name appears first on all three petitions, the second name being that of the  Nelson Electric Tramways, Limited. On  December 2nd another move was made  in the game. Alderman Gillett got alderman Selous's consent to reconsider  the action that gave the $150,000 by-law  the hoist, and the resolution passed on  tho ISth of November was rescinded,  and the by-law was read a second and  third time along with the three by-laws  that alderman Selous was so much interested in. All this goes to show that  alderman Selous wants time to consider  oonly ue thing, the improvement of a  utility in which the city has $80,000 invested. He wants so much time to  ponder over that particular improvement  that the $80,000 already invested will  have become a dead loss before he will  have made up his mind as to what would  be best to do.  Alderman Selous is not always consistent. When the petition regarding  tho submission of a by-law for raising  money to improve the city's electric  lighting system was presented to the  council on Monday night, he waxed  wroth, and indignantly declared that he  wanted time to consider the question;  he wanted time to compare the names  on the petition with the names on the  assessment roll; in fact, he wanted to  do anything and everything that would  delay the matter at issue. It will be  remembered that last fall (on November  4th) a petition for the same purpose  was presented to the council, and alderman Irving, then, as now, moved that  the petition be received and acted on  in accordance with the wishes of those  who signed it. Nothing, however, was  done for two weeks to advance matters,  possibly because at that time a strong  effort was being made to pass a bylaw  that would have practically transferred  the city's electric lighting business  to the West Kootenay Power & Light  Company, an effort that was defeated.  On November 18th, alderman Selous  showed his hand, and when the by-law  for submitting the question of raising  $150,000 to improve the city's electric  lighting system was introduced and  was read a first time, and was up for a  second reading, he moved that it be  read a second time when tlip city had  secured a site for a power station, and  his motion was carried, only two aldermen (Irving and Madden) voting nay.  On November 25th three separate petitions were presented to the council, each  asking for the submission to the ratepayers of a by-law for the purpose of  raising money with which to build an  isolation hospital, and    carry on other  The Liberal  party in  Great    Britain  split on the question of home rule for  Ireland,      and    the    Liberal-Unionists,  under the lead of Joseph Chamberlain,  joined forces *-" with the Conservatives,  and that party is in power today.   The  Liberal party in Canada is divided on  the question of a revision of tbe tariff,  and one of the ablest and most progressive men in the party, J. Israel Tarte,  has resigned from the government, giving as a reason for doing so that the  interests of the    Canadian people can  best be served by a revision   without  delay of the tariff of 1897, with the view  of giving more adequate protection to  our industries, to our    farming   community, and to our working men, and  that under  the  circumstances he preferred freedom of action and speech to  a seat in the government.  -What effect  Mr. Tarte's resignation will have on the.  politics of the country is, at the present  time,  mere conjecture.      Liberals will  say that "it will have little effect. While  admitting    his    ability  as  a  minister,  they say he was a disturbing element,  and that his supposed great influence  in Quebec will be offset   by Laurier's  prestige; and   personality.     Conservatives will  agree    that a party cannot  afford to lose one of its strongest men  at a time when there is more or less uncertainty as to the health of the leader  of the paily, as well as a good deal of  friction within the party over questions  that concern the people.   The Tribune is  of opinion that when an appeal is made  to the country, the Liberal party will  b,e defeated.   Tarte's ability as an organizer carried Quebec in two elections,  and it is Quebec   that is keeping the  Libral party in power today.   Outside of  Quebec, the country is Conservative, as  is clearly shown by recent   provincial  elections.    The1   Conservatives made a  mistake when they drove Tarte out of  the party in order to cover up some of  the shortcomings of sir Hector. Lange-  vin.    The  Liberals have blundered in  forcing him to leave the Laurier government in order to placate Clifford Sifton.  Tarte was trying to force the Liberal  party into accepting a policy that would  develop Canada for the benefit of Canadians. Os___opponents__m__the7['aurier  government have no policy, other than  holding on to what they have got���the  offices.  A London man named Anthony J.  McMillan, said to bo a director in companies owning mines at Rossland and in  ono or two of the Boundary camps, has  been at Victoria, and on his return to  Rossland hiistens to inform the newspaper organ of Edmund B. Kirby and  Bernard McDonald that favorable legislation may bo expected at the next session of tlie legislature, as two of the  ministers (Edward Gawlor Prior, minister of mines, and David McEwen  Eberts, attorney-general) have been interviewed on the subject. As these two  ministers have been interviewed so  often on the same subject by delegations  from Rossland, they have a stereotyped  answer ready for all such interviews,  and it is about as follows: "Yes, wo  fully appreciate the difficulties under  which you London mining men labor;  but we have wicked partners, who represent farming constituencies, and before we can do anything, except make  promises, we must consult them." Mr.  McMillan is much afraid that the 2 pea-  cent tax, which he declares "iniquitous,"  will keep British capital away from  British Columbia. It is to be hoped  that it will. It might be a good thing  for British Columbia if British capital  did stay away until the mining industry  in the province had had a breathing  spell. The province then might get rid  of such buzzing pessimists as Anthony  J. McMillan and such "blue ruin" newspapers as the Rossland Miner.  pound, is all bosh. The Le Roi pays  $3,500 for a carload of 40 per cent  dynamite, and if it pays cash it gets the  carload for $3,430. The Parrot mine at  Butte, Montana, pays $3,275 for a carload of 40 per cent Hercules, and if it  pays cash it probably gets 2 per cent  off, which would make the carload cost  $3,209.50, or $220.50 a carload less than  is paid by the Le Roi. Butte has advantages in freight rates that Rossland  has not got, and these advantages, and  not the tariff, account for the difference  of cost in the two places. The Rossland Miner and the Rossland Evening  World have both declared, and their  declarations have been repeated in other  newspapers, that the Le Roi mine was  being taxed $12,000 a, year on powder  alone, when, as a matter of fact, its management is only paying $2,640 a year in  excess of what would be paid if the Le  Roi mine was located at Butte, Montana,  and the chances are the $2,G4C represents the advantage Butte has in freight  rates over Rossland.  The Nelson Daily News says Canadian newspapers should not be dependent on American mediums for the transmission of old country news. The  readers of Canadian newspapers have a  much greater grievance, in that they  are compelled to read American newspapers in order to get Canadian news.  Take the Daily News for instance. On  Thursday morning it printed dispatches  from the capitals of Denmark, Germany,  Italy, France, and Great Britain, but  not a word from the capitals of Nova  Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, or the Northwest Territories. It is'safe to assume a  majority of the readers of the Daily  News are Canadians, and are more interested in Canadian news than in news  from Germany and Denmark and other  European countries. What Canada  wants is a Canadian news service, a service that will be obtained only when the  men engaged in the newspaper business  in Canada are as up-todate in news  gathering as they are diligent in preaching purity in practical politics.  The men who signed the petition  asking the city council to submit a bylaw to raise $150,000 to be, used in equipping a first-class electric light plant are  being lambasted by those who oppose  the submission of the by-law. The  men who signed the petition have as  much right to an independent expression of opinion as have the men who  oppose the petition, but the latter do not  seem t<j think so. The men- who signed  the petiton are just as honest and as intelligent and as public-spirited as are  the men who oppose the petition, and  they are no more under the domination  of any one man than are the other  crowd.; All the independence and all  the intelligence of Nelson is not concentrated in the heads of those who drink  "scotch and soda" at-the English Club,  no more than it is .centered in the heads  of. those who smoke "Royal Seals" and  "Kootenay Standards" in Room 9 in the  Madden block.  The resignation of J. Israel Tarte, as  minister of public works in the Laurier  government, will probably result in giving James Sutherland of Woodstock,  Ontario, the public works portfolio. Mr.  Sutherland is popular in his own provr  ince, and is well liked by the members  from the West, more particularly by  those from British Columbia. Mr.  Tarte's resignation will result in giving  senator Templeman a portfolio, probably minister of marine and fisheries.  He is now a member of the cabinet without a portfolio. In that event, it is not  unlikely that George Riley, who is'one  of the representatives from Victoria,  will resign his seat ^and be appointed  to the senate, in order to allow Templeman to contest the seat as a minister,  for it is admitted that a minister to be  of any use must be a member of the  house of commons.  The contention that mines like the Le  Roi at Rossland, which uses 25,000  pounds (a carload) of powder a month,  are unjustly taxed to the extent of the  Canadian     import   duty   of   3   cents   a  Promier Laurier has decided that he  prefers Clifford Sifton and his immigration policy to J. Israel Tarte and his  policy of cheap transportation and  tariff revision in the interest of Canadian manufacturers, farmers and working men; that he prefers Sifton's Douk-  hobors to Tarte's Canadian industries.  Laurier. will go into political retirement  when the people have a chance to render their decision.  TARTE SENDS IN HIS RESIGNATION  AND IT IS ACCEPTED BY LAURIER  On returning from a trip across the  Atlantic sir Wilfrid Laurier, premier of  the Dominion government, fount! a  house divided against itself. No government can last long* under such conditions, and sir Wilfrid to show that he  was still the leader of the government  asked for and received the resignation  of his minister of public works, who  has always been considered his strongest friend in the government. The  resignation of Mr. Tarte reads as follows:  TORONTO,  October 20th,  1902.  The Right Honorable Sir Wilfrid  Laurier, Prime Minister, Ottawa���My  Dear Sir Wilfrid: I feel it my duty to  place my resignation in your hands, and  ask you to be good enough to have it  accepted by the governor-general.  In the interview which I had with  you, you expressed the opinion that I  should not have spolcen on the tariff as  I have done; that the government had  as yet not come to any definite understanding on their fiscal policy for the  future, etc.  I shall not discuss with you at the  present time the question as to whether  I was right or wrong in the course I  followed. You are the leader of the  government, and your opinion as far as  my attitude is involved, must prevail.  You told me my utterances are causing  you trouble. I have no right, and no  desire to be a source of embarrassment  to you, or tc- the party with which I  have been connected since 1892. My  views on the tariff are well known to  you. I have on several occasions stated  them publicly in your presence and  discussed them often privately with you.  Entertaining the opinion that the interests of the Canadian people make it our  duty to revise without delay the tariff  of 1S97, with the view of giving a more  adequate  protection   to   our  industries,  to our farming community, and to our  working men, I cannot possibly remain  silent. I prefer my freedom of action  and of speech, under the circumstances,  even to the great honor of being your  colleague. .    <&.&  Before severing my official relations  with you, allow me to express my sin-  cerest hope that you will soon be  restored to your health of former days.  You would greatly oblige me by conveying to my collcTues my best wishes  for their welfare cTud their happiness.  My personal relations with most of them  have been of a pleasant and cordial  nature. I hope that they will continue  to be the same in the future.  Believe me, my dear Sir Wilfrid, very  sincerely yours,   J. ISRAEL TARTE.1  The premier lost no time in accepting  Mr. Tarte's resignation, as the following  letter shows:  OTTAWA, October 21st, 1902.  My Dear Mr. Tarte: After having  seen you on Sunday last and having  expressed to you my well settled opinion upon the consequences of your  recent attitude, my first duty was to  wait upon the governor-general to inform him that I was obliged to demand  the resignation of your portfolio. After  having seen his excellency, I had to  acquaint my colleagues of the interview  which I had with you.  In accepting your resignation it is  well to emphasize the points of difference between us. During my absence  in Europe, without any communication  from me, and without any previous  understanding with your colleagues,  you began an active campaign in favor  of the immediate revision of the tariff  in the direction of high protection. I  regret having been obliged to observe  to you that this attitude on your part  constitutes  a  self-evident  violation   of  your  duty  towards  tne  government of  which you were a member.  I repeat to you here, what I told you  on Sunday. 1 do not wish to discuss at  this moment tlie economic theory of  which* you have made yourself the  champion. This question, however  important it might be, is subordinate to  one still more important. if you had  reached the conclusion that the interests of the country demanded without  delay an increase of custom duties, the  first thing for you to do, as a member  of the government, before addressing  your views to the public, would have  been to place them before your colleagues, with the object, of obtaining the  unanimous action of tlie cabinet, which  is the very foundation of responsible  government.  If you had not been able to obtain  from your colleagues their assent to tlie  course which you recommend, you  would have been obliged then either to  accept their views, or to sever your connection with them, and then for the  first time you would have been free to  place your views before the public. Such  was the very simple course which was  binding upon you, but to remain a member of the government and at the sams  time to advocate a policy which had not  yet been adopted, was an impediment  to the proper working of our constitutional system, and implies a disregard  for that loyalty, which all those-who aro  membei-s of the same administration  owe to one another and have a right to  expect from each other.  I thank you for the good wishes  which you have expressed for improvement of my health, and I will make it  my duty to convey to your old colleagues  those thai, you may formulate for their  welfare and their happiness.  Believe  me,  yours  very sincerely,  WILFRID LAURIER.  +*+**���**+*+** ***************************** *******++*+**+* **^**+*++++*++*++^++^++*+  j Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited. I  i      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of     J  | Factory Work. t  ��   KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY. f  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C.  ������������������� ����������*���*������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� ****+***+*+*+*++++**+**+\*~t^4~*^*~*+*+++++**+**+Z }\  Frank Fletcher declares' he will not  seek re-election as mayor; but his partner in opposition to municipal ownership of utilities, alderman Selous, is  said to be willing to make the race.  Will the firing of Mr. Tarte hasten the  completion of the new postoffice building at Nelson?  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccoa,  Pipes and Smokers Articles,  ' We Can Save You SVfoney By J  Purchasing Now  Q.   B.  MATHEWS,  Proprietor  REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS  OF  LAGER   BEER   AND   PORTER  Put up In Packages  to suit tho  Trado  Brewery   and   Oflice   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson, B.  C.  Drink  There is more capital coming into  British Columbia from the state of Iowa  than from the kingdom of Great Britain;  yet the province does not maintain an  agent-general in Iowa's, capital city,  Des Moines. It might be profitable for  the province if agent-general Turner  was ordered to close up his office in  London and move to Des Moines and  open an office there.  The location of the lead reiinery at  Nelson will be followed by lead corroding and paint works. Nelson will be  the centre of the lead industry in Canada, much as St. Louis is in the United  States.  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains Ave. grains of  lithia carbonate.  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ���  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending-  back Bast for anything.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust. f  Western   Canadian  Employment  Agency t  In connection. I  i  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R. i  Ticket Offlce. j  P.   O.   Box 588.      Phone  2G1A.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Nelson  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS   BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S  DESKS  xlOCKERS AND CHAIRS  DrMeARTHU  Baker and Ward Streets,  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS *  LINOLEUMS.  P. BURNS <$- CO.  Wl"esa'e and Reta" Meat Merchants  Head Oflice aud Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ynaii-, 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 \*��sl��*J_*  Butcher Co.  Orders by Midi receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  E. C TRAVKS, MinaRer, K.-W-C. Bile., Nelson    Jl  STARKEY  WHOLESALE   PftOVfSIONS,  ��� j    PSODUCE AND  FRUITS.  HEPRfSEJ-JTING  ' R. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  J-J. K. Fairbank Co,, - Montreal.  Simcoe Canning Co., -   -    Simcoe.  Oftiee and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C.  GELIGNITE ^G ^ron��es*: an(* Bes>: Fxpiosive iq-the Market  Ma-i-factod by the HAMILTON POWDER GOMPAHY  GEO. C. TUNSTALT.. Jl{��� Manufacturers of  District Mgr., Nelson, b.c.    High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining at\d Blasting Powde The Nelsbn Tribune  ALDERMAN SELOUS MUCH AGGRIEVED  BECAUSE HE IS FORCED TO GO ON RECORD  Monday night's session of Nelson's eity  council was attended by mayor I-'leteher,  aldermen Irvine", Drew, Hamilton, Scanlan,  Morrison, Selous, tlie city engineer, the  chief of tlie lire brigade, tlie acting city  clerk, the secretary 'of the general Hospital, a Dally News reporter, and the proprietor  of  The   Tribune.  The report of the finance committee,  which is always tlie lirst business lo be  disposed of, was disposed of, and the  following-named, who had done work for  the city  in  its  various  departments,  were  OUDKRI3D  PAID:  AV.  Richardson    $12 00  X..  Paterson       ill) 00  Fra nk Deacon    27 25  L.   Ratcliffe    2S 20  .1.    Foote          5 00  D.  Woods     30 00  "William  Batcholor        110  J. C. Bailey  .'    21 25  W.   West      20--00  James Harris      50 25  N. Zettenberg    20 50  Total ifoOT 55  A HORSE TALK.  The sanitary inspector reported that he  had received the following' oilers for iwo  of tlio horses used in the scavenger department: John Lindblad, for two horses, set  of harness, and wagon, $100; Napoleon  Ranger, for the gray horse, $15; N. D.  Stewart, for two horses, set of harness,  whiflletree and chain, $200, payable in installments.  The report was discussed for about  thirty minutes, the chief of the lire department taking part. He said if the team,  etc., could be sold for $200, that amount  would purchase a good horse for the lire  department, and one of the horses now  used by his department, could be used as  a spare horse for the scavenger department, as its wind was not good.  The mayor said the gray, horse was a  good plug of a horse, but no one seemed  to want him. *  '.file matter was finally shoved on to Hi  public   works    committee,     thoy   to   take  action.  NOT RESPONSIBLE.  The city solicitor gave a written opinion  that John Jelsrud, who claimed compensation for,falling off a walk on Latimer  street, between Kootenay and Falls streets,  had no case against the city, as there had  been no negligence on Its part in any  respect, and the accident arose from the  carelessness of Jelsrud himself.  Alderman Hamilton moved that the city  clerk notify Messrs. Whcaller & Wragge,  Jelsrud's solicitors, that the city was not  liable for the claim of their client. The  motion was. seconded by aldermtvii Drew,  and was carried.  HOSPITAL QUESTION.  The secretary of tlie general hospital  submitted a statement showing the number of days treatment of patients which he  thought might be properly charged to the  city during* the period from January 1st  to September 30th, 1902, as follows:  Days  ...271  ...271  ...103  ...15  Helen Outram   AVilliam Lewis    Harry Hay ward     Alex. Gibson .'.   John   Mahoney    .........IS  Thomas Bradshaw  ;'...'  31  Mrs.  Hart   10  B.  Lowtop    22  Mrs. Bennett  l-I  J. Kelly   185  H.'-Beadel 1S3  Lin   (a  Chinaman) 23  Mr. Beaston      -i  Mrs. Dawson  2S  A.   Semple    IC  "A.   Stewart  '12  Fred Carey .' 23  Mrs. Odheiser  10  Mrs. Raymond 7..   3  J.  Redmond       S  A.  Gardner    S  Miss Oytram, and Messrs. Kelly, Lewis,  and Beaded the still in the hospital and  likely to be tlie remainder of the year.  A discussion brought out the pleasing  information that the four chronic patients  wero gradually improving, nnd that In  the course of time they woul be so far  improved a.s to be able to leave the hospital. The discussion also brought out the  fact that several of those treated were  from outside points, and had only been in  Nelson for a few days when sent to the  hospital. The report was received, on  motion of aldermen Irving and Morrison.  SIDEWALK PETITIONS.  The Vernon street hotelkeepers petitioned  for a sidewalk along that street from Stanley street to the Union depot.  There was no disposition to grant tlie  prayer of the petitioners, and on motion of  alderman Selous it was filed.  Harry Bird and others petitioned for.  six-foot sidewalks to replace the three-  foot walks on the south side of Observatory street, between Stanley and Kootenay  streets, and on the east side of Kootenay  street, from Robson street to Mines  Road.  The petition was referred to the public  works  committee.  FIRE CHIEF'S REPORT.  Tlie chief of tho fire department submitted a report of the proceedings of the  lire chief's convention held at Victoria.  The report was received and filed, and the  chief asked to secure copies of the papers  read at the convention, in order that the  council might profit by their wisdom.  ELECTRIC LIGHTING.  A petition, signed by J. C. Gore, D. Mc-  Artliur, Thomas Madden, AV. C. McLean,  John Paterson, P. Burns & Co., VV. J. Wilson, James McDonald, A. J. Marks, and  thirty other property owners, was presented asking that a money by-law for $150,000  be submitted for the approval of the ratepayers, tlie money to be used to "acquire  land for a site for an electrical power station, to build and equip such electrical  power station, to connect such equipped  electrical power station with the city's  electric lighting system,, and to alter and  extend the city's electric lighting system."  The reading of the petition took the  mayor and alderman Hamilton and Selous  by surprise, and the latter expressed his  indignation that so important a question  should be sprung on the council so suddenly. The mayor, also, said he had heard  nothing of it before the council met. Alderman Hamilton had heard nothing  about it, and apparently did not want  to know anything about it.  Alderman Irving moved that the petition  be received and that a by-law be, prepared  in accordance with the wishes of the petitioners.  Alderman Morrison seconded the motion.  Alderman Scanlan wanted the motion cut  in two. He wanted the petition received  lirst. and its further consideration agreed  on afterwards.  .   Alderman Drew wanted the question disposed of at once, as far as it could be.  Alderman Selous said it was: a very important question to decide offhand, and  that he wanted time to consider it. He  was not sure that the petitioners represented one-tenth of the property on the  assessment roll, and he wanted to satisfy  himself on that and other points before he  considered a by-law. The expense of holding an election was also considerable and  should be taken into account.  The only petitioner who was present In  person was the proprietor of The Tribune,  and he asked permission to address the  council on behalf of the petitioners, and  the request was granted. .He said that  about this time last pear a similar petition  was presented and the council shelved it  until such time as it could be strangled to  death. Now the people of Nelson wanted  to be treated fairly and above-board on the  question. The city had between $75,000 and  $SO,000 invested  in its  electric light plant,  and tlie cost of operating and maintaining  it had largely increased this year because  of tlie lack of power, as power had to  be purchased from the AVest Kootenay  Power & Light Company, lt was unfair  to tlie people to have two or three aldermen make it impossible for the people to  declare themselves on the question. The  doubt raised as to whether or not the  petition was properly signed could easily  be removed by examining the assessment  roll. The expense of holding an election  was not given undue consideration when  other by-laws had been submitted, by-laws  that were in the interest of individuals. He  hoped the council would deal with tho question promptly. ���  Alderman Selous took a second fiyer at  it on his feet. He said that he regarded  the remarks of outsiders, like the last  speaker, as wholly uncalled for and out  of order. No man should be allowed to sit  at the council board as a reporter and be  allowed to address the council in such  words.  The Tribune's long-hand journalist  humbly apologized for daring to address so  august a body, and said he had no intention of being either out of order or discourteous. If he had said anything that  could be called out of order he would'  withdraw the offensive words; but at the  same time he claimed a privilege that had  been freely granted ot*hers who had petitioned the council to get something from  tlie city; lie was merely endeavoring to  get something for the city.  Mayor Fletcher���Ahem!  Alderman Irving split his original motion,  and the petition was received. He then  gave notice that he would introduce the  by-law asked for at the next session of the  council. * ,4.  "MISCELLANEOUS. ""'  A crossing was ordered on Baker street  at Railway street.       .   .  Alderman Selous gave notice that he  would at the next meeting of the.council  introduce a. by-law regtilating Chinesie  laundries. He also stated that he had  been unable to get a draft prepared of a  by-law dealing with the foreshore lands  recently acquired by the city owing to the  city solicitor being in attendance at court  during the week.  Alderman Irving brought up the police  question by stating that-the mayor had  employed a policeman when the police  commissioners had passed a resolution not  to employ one. He wanted to know who  had charge of the police force, the commissioners, the mayor, or the council. If the  mayor had power to do as he pleased, he  wanted to know it.  Mayor Fletcher���A large number of the  merchants asked me to keep the policeman  on on account of fires and I did so.  Alderman Irving���A number of the merchants spoke to me regarding the matter,"  and not one of them asJced that the policeman be kept on. Probably I do not mix  with the same kind of merchants the  mayor does.  Alderman Scanlan wanted to know why  the mayor had not reported the. matter to  the council when it occurred, and that  he (the mayor) was blameable for not  doing so.  Alderman Selous���When will the chief of  police  be  back?  Mayor Fletcher���On  Tuesday.  Alderman    Selous���In    that    case,   it  is  hardly worth bothering about.  The matter was dropped.  The  mayor  brought  up  the question  of  extending   the   city   limits   to   take   in   a  portion of Lot 1S2,  and said a vote could  be taken on the question at the same time  as* the electric power station money by-law-  was  submitted.  On motion of alderman Selous, the council adjourned, and the mayor and alderman  Hamilton and Selous filed out of the council chamber, leaving'the others present to  discuss ways and means of getting a winter's fuel supply without flooding the market with one-name paper.  inutive stature  is  forgotten    Avhen lie  speaks.    His  words    are    incisive, liis  articulation perfect and pleasant, even  musical.   His vocabulary equals that of  any    polished,  professional    man.    He  avoids   all   positive    statements,   and,  Avhen addressed, listens with the closest  attention.    Though    during the past 30  days he has  been the most prominent  figure  in   the   United    States,   little  is  known of his history.    He is 34 years  old and Avas born in Braidwood, Illinois,  a little mining town.   His father was a  miner in the bituminous coal fields of  Ilinois.    He went to the public schools  until his fifteenth year, when he began  working  in  the    mines    as   a miners'  helper.    He Avas married shortly after  he attained  his    majority, and settled  down at Spring Valley, Illinois, where  his 'wife  and    four  surviving children  still reside.    One of his children died.  He Avas always a union miner, as was  his father.    He began to be prominent  in the United Mine Workers of America  in 1897, when he was elected national  organizer.    In  the    following year he  was elected national vice-president. In  October,   1S98,   when    the  president  of  the United Mine Workers was given a  place on the labor commission by president McKinley, John Mitchell became  the, acting national president.    In 1899  he was elected national president, and  each year since that date he has been  honored by re-tlection.   Mitchell's forefathers were Scotch Presbyterians;   his  wife, however, is a Roman Catholic.  ���H"---H-I-.*-H^"K-^"H^^  t  ���W-K-H-  MR. TARTE'S CAMPAIGN.  You are little as to bulk,  Petit Tarte;  But you make the big ones skulk,  AVhen you start  On your pilgrimage of grace,  With a shining, morning face,  And your Sifton process place,  In  your cart.  'Tis a patent process quite,  So it is���  Often swings with left to right,  AVith a whiz;  Then the dust begins lo fly,  When the speed is running high,  And there's someone minds the eye,  Which is his.  There'll be dust to fill the whole,  Lorry, aye,  And some more In clouds to roll  Far away;  Till  the Globe itself looks dim,  As when fiery Frank and Him  AVith their w*arclouds shut the sun  From the day.  And the Siftons will be made  Into dust;    .  And some gilded   clothes x-lll fade,  . As with rust;  But  the  patent   process   sure,  Will abate the din and doure,  AVhen it fills the air with sloure���  Sure it must!  You're a busy little man,  Mister Tarte;       !  And you've made your foes look wan,  'From the start;  Could  they  bury, you   as  deep, 7~"'"  As where  ocean  mermaids sleep,  Not a one of them would weep,  Saucy Tarte!  -BRffleH-eefc^^  THAN THE PEOPLE OF WEST AUSTRALIA  Fred Zirkler, vice-president ol" tlie  Boulder (West Australia) branch of tho  Australian Workers' Association, writes  from Boulder under date of September 1st,  as follows:  "Recently I had a conversation with T.  AV. Mall, who came hero from Rossland,  British Columbia, and judging' from his  remarks the people of British Columbia  have strange Ideas about affairs in West  Australia, it seems to me that British Columbians aro far bettor oft than we are  here.  "It was once literally true that gold could  bo picked up in nuggets in tlie streams,  but this was thirty years ago, and not here  but in New Zealand. There is not the semblance of a stream betwen Perth, 400 miles  away by rail over an arid desert, and the  Kalgoorlie gold fields. This is the most  arid country in the world, and I was born  and bred in Australia. The water here is  condensed from that found in the mines,  which is ten times saltor than the sea.  The cost is $2.50 per hundred gallons. The  country grows a hardwood called salmon  gum. There is also gunlets and sandal  wood and other tough shrubs. American  axes in cutting this wood fly like glass.  Most of the tools used here are, by the  way, American. They are popular, as are  also American managers, the men preferring these latter to tho local product, although there is an occasional bad egg  among the Americans.  "Then there is arbitration. Two days  ago the arbitration court settled for eighteen months the wages of the mine workers, which are as follows: Shaft miners,  $3.85; raisers, $3.33; miners, $2.92; bracemen,  $2.92; shovellers, $2.02; truckers, $2.02; tim-  bermen, $3.33; surface laborers, $2.50; cyanide and filter-press laborers, $2.02. Under the contract system the men are  liable for the breakages of tools and machines. The contract system is mostly  feared by the men, as only about 1,100 out  of between 5,000 and 0,000 employed in the  mines of this camp belong to the unions.  It is feared that competitiun will cause  men to underbid for prices. Some of the  picn now are only making from $1.75  to  $2.50 per shift and some arc not getting  that much.  "There are about 32,000 people in this  camp, and the miners live in what are  called shacks in British Columbia, but the  Boulder men call them humpys or camps.  The one 1 live in is Sx!)x5 feet. In the  eastern stales of the commonwealth living is cheaper but the weekly wuge at the  best Is only $11.25. The mines there are  3,000 feet deep and the heat is often 1)2  degrees Fahrenheit. Boulder's deepest  mine is only 1,500 feet deep. The Great  Boulder mine has turned out twelve tons  of gold and has paid six times its investors' capital besides over $5,000,000 ln  dividends. The top hoteliers get good  screws (salaries), and havo nice houses  and tennis and croquet lawns. There are  only seven or eight dividend payers here.  The Golden Horseshoe paid $450,000 in dividends last month, or $1.50 per share. They  have another one ready of about the same  amount and have just paid for a new  $1,000,000 plant. In working these mines  the men have to strip oil' to flannel and  drawers as the ore is bunchy and very  rich.  "1 have a contract in this mine and am  paid $10 a foot and pay for our own explosives, which cost $5 a foot. AVe make  from 40 to 50 feet in a fortnight and are  paid twice a month. The truckers are  paid 10 cents per ton for taking out the  broken rock. We work three eight-hour  shifts.  "The weather is bracing in the winter,  but runs over 100 degrees in the summer,  sometimes 110. The dust storms are a terrible nuisance and bother the women tremendously, spoiling all their frillery. Twice  a year comes heavy rain, and a good deal  of water is caught and stored in iron  tanks.  "Wood is $3.75 a one-horse load. The  mines burn the wood at a cost of $3.75 per  ton. It is cut by Italians and Austrians  at $2 to $2.25 per cord of two tons. (A  British Columbia cord is slightly more.)  The food here is not up to the accounts I  have received of Rossland. It is 25 cents  per meal, but a much better meal can be  got for 37 cents.    Per  week the board  is  HOTEL PHAIR  80   BOOMS  All modern Conveniences  Special F^ates to Tourists  .Ea���IB-  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor    Streets,     NELSON. B.C  $0.25. These prices are of ordinary shops  and boarding houses. Apples are from 32  to 15 cents per pound; oranges, GO cents  per dozen; bread, 12 cents the tw.o-pound  loaf; tea, 37 cents per pound; sugar, ii  cents; a suit of clothes, $30 and upwards:  a good hat, $3.75; and custom made boots,  $0.25 to $8.  The ordinary hash foundry gives for  breakfast oatmeal porridge, one egg, a  small steak, and as much bread and butter as is wanted; the lunch pail is filled  with a quart of tea, some sandwiches,  bread and butter and cake. Dinner, hot  soup and cold meat and hot potatoes, biscuits and sweets.  "The states of the Comonwemalth of  Australia have borrowed about $2,000,000,000  from Great Britain, and the interest at  3 1-2 per cent is upwards of $70,000,000 an-  nully. The taxation amounts to $1 in $5  earned. There are far too many parliaments, one with two houses for each state.  and a federal parliament over all. The  unions are being got into line and labor,  men are elected to the parliaments. TTie  apathy among the workers is appalling.  The union here is from 500 to 600 strong  and a meeting of thirty would be big.  This union is socialist. Another, the  Amalgamated Miners' Association, has  started up and is dividing our ranks. This  new union is simply an aciddnt society,  and most of the men are favoring it as  they were in its ranks in Victoria and Now  South AVales. The two unions will probably be united and we will do our best  to lead them to more democratic ideals*.  Just now the men care far more for horse  racing and football and saloons."  JOHN MITCHELL.  John Mitchell might pass for a priest  or clergyman. He wears a wagon-  Avheel collar, a black necktie, a long  Prince Albert coat of a bygone vintage,  black trousers, and a black slouch hat  irregularly dented at the top. His large,  round face has an intense expression.  His eyes and hair are jet black, his features regular and expressive. He is  below the average height, but his tlini-  ����tS��i.-ft*V,1  CMP-a./-<-,.  -1*. n"**- _"���";:."*-���>*' ���v"-.'"^t  mm  TREMONT  HOUSE  Kuropean and American P'an.  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 ct��. to 81.  Only White Help Employid,  MALONE & TREGILLUS,  Baker St., Neleon. Proprietors.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine  Street,  Nelson.  The best $1 per day house In Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G*. W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen   mineral   claim,   situate   in   the  Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay   District.     AVhere   located���Between  Forty-nine and Eagle creeks.  Take  notice  that  AVilliam N.  Rolfe and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Free   Miners'   Certificate   No.   50024,   A.   E.   Hodgins,   exempt,  intend,   sixty  days  from   the  date  hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,   for  the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September, A. D.  1802.  Ashno  YOU WANT TO MAKE A DOLLAR?  melter  Is a Safe In=  vestment at  15 Cts.  The first 200,000 of these shares have already been subscribed, and shares are now selling at 15 cents on calls ?  of 2 1-2 cents per month, according to the terms of the prospectus, and the fourth 100,000 aro to be sold at 20 cents, $  and the fifth 100,000 at 25 cents, on the same terms. ������������" - -**���  Capitalization Two flillion Dollars  2,000,000 Shares Par Value $1.00 Each  rl^fr'l^  ! Three-Quarters of the Capital Stock in the Treasury, $10,000f  in Cash and all Demands Paid to Date. !  Resources:   Coal, Gold, Copper, Silver and  Townsite of Gartrell  further information apply to the  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  ^sgss^g^aap t  HEAD OFFIGE  Code Address, "Ashnola,"  OF THE COMPANY, ROOM "A." K W-G BLOGK, NELSON, B.C.  Nelson, B. C. Code:  Moreing & .Neal. P. O. Box 714. Telephone No. 70.  *H*-4-**+W^^  One afternoon this week, one of the  local cartage firms delivered a box at McDonald's fruit store on Baker street. As  such deliveries are not unusual Mr. McDonald opened the box. Insteacf"olffruit,  the box contained a choice assortment of  mixed groceries, put up in packages, the  wrappers of which were stamped "T. Baton  & Co." The box was marked Mr. McDonald, Nelson, B. C, and bore a stencil brand  "T. Eaton & Co." There are a number ol'  Mr. McDonald's in Nelson. There is Mr.  McDonald, the furniture dealer; Mr. McDonald, the capitalist; Mr. McDonald, the  architect; Mr. Macdonald, the king's counsel; Mr. Macdonald, the lawyer: all of  whom are family men. While Nelson has  any number of McDonalds, it also has any  'number *^of"^stbres*=at=wlilisii^^5cW,iSlr^^n_  be obtained. Morrison & Caldwell, J. A.  Irving' & Co., J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.,  Limited, T. S. McPherson, all of whom  advertise in The Tribune, and there are  others.  E. E. Chipman of Kaslo, government  agent of Slocan riding, wa.s in Nelson this  week looking into tho matter of. expending the money appropriated for building a  road on the north side of the outlet, between Kokanee nnd a. point opposite Nelson. Portions of the road havo already  been built by the settlers. Work on the  road will be commenced at once, under the  foremanslilp of one of the settlers.  MADDEN HGUS  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON. B.   C.  Stotototototototototototo to totototototototototototote  ob Printing I  As a Work of Art.      I  3  ���0*  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND  OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Queen's Hote  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted   by    Elecrlcity   and   Heated   with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES J2 PER DAY  ffrs. E. C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  GEO.  Maker   of  First-class  Hand-made   Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Postoffice Building, Nelson, B.  C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  it$"$&'W%  We   do all kinds of  PRINTING  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.  6  f  1 THE DAILY NEWS |  1 Nelson. B. C. {  ^totototowtototototototo to totototototototototototoG  $1.00  A YEAR 9*ff  Nelson Tribune  fcsss  The J. K. Ashdown Hardware Go.   !- Liiviif ed   IMPORTERS AND DEALERS  SHELF AND  HEAVY  IN  ,,w��yi_wU^"^^sv��t***-**i  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Ra-ils, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON  B.C.  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Paf/^Plpes '  B. B. B. CelebtoSd Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Wills Tobacco  Player's Tobacco  Telephone 194  The Queen  Cigar Store  ^sss. Tobacconist  H. J. PHAIR, Propi*.  Turkish Cigarettes ���.,   .      . , n ,  .,  Monopoi cigarettes Wholesale and Retail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. R. C. and G. B,  Lambert and Butler  AH brands of imported and domestic cigars  Baker Street, NELS ON.B.G  MORLEY fe CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  ��� ���{..}. .g. 4.4.4. a a -^- -^-> ��j, ^�� 4�� 4. J- ^- -J. -J- ���I- -^- ���_��� -I- 4- *^- ^ -Z- ���!'  *  ���*  *  ���b  *  ���b  '*  ���b  ���*  *  *  *  *  *  *  ���b  ���b  *m* *I* *_* *���* *f* *I* 'm* *I* *i* *i* *��* *J* *5* **!* "I* *J* *5* *5* *** *J* *I" "f* *J* *J* *5* *i* *I* *I* *J* *f* *I* "���*  w. F. Teetzel & 60.  DEALERS IN, *      i  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICLIS.  PATENT   MEDICINES,  SPONGES, PERFUMERY. ETC.  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN  ASSAYERS* FURNACES,  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES,  ���~~ CHEMICALS,  V ���   : CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  The largest Drug House  Be!ween Winnipeg and the Coast.  Corner Balder aqd  Josephine Streets  ���b -b -b -b -b -b-b -b -b -b-b  'b  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���b  -b  ���b  ���b  ���b  -b  -b  *  ���b  *  -b  -b  -b  -b  -b  -b  -b  ���b  -b  -b  A  ���|* ��J�� �������� �������� *|�� *|�� *|��  JIELSOJ-J  .������.������..������������������..������������������..*������������...���.���.������������.���..........  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  HAS RETURNED FROM A TRIP  TO TORONTO   AND MOlNTREAL  WATCH FOR   HIS   WATCH   AN-  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  W. A. Galliher, M. P., is making a tour  of his constituency in the interest of his  constituents.  Before moving into their new premises  in the Burns block, Fred Irvine & Co. will  hold special sales, due anouncements of  which will be made in The Tribune.  N. F. Townsend of Rossland is surveying the West Kootenay Power & Light  Company's right-of-way through the Far-  well land, which adjoins Nelson on the  west.       v  AT THE MADDEN���Price McDonald,  Gray's Creek; D. P. Gannon, Kemptville,  Ontario; Charles G. Geottling, Hillsview,  South Dakota; R. M. Norboe, J. R. Nor-  boo, Michel.  A Nelson firm that recently opened a  branch at Rossland reports their sales there  as increasing daily, which is an evidence  that Rossland is not what the "blue ruin"  crowd say it is.  Charles A. Waterman & Co., the auctioneers, are selling the stock of general  merchandise carried by the Hall Mining &  Smelting Company at the Silver King mine.  Sales are held every night (except Sunday)  in the Hume building on Vernon street.  John A. Turner's resignation as government agent at Nelson* has been accepted,  and W. J. Goepel, provincial inspector of  offices, is now acting as government agent.  There ��Cre any number of applicants for  the position, among others H. E. Croasdaile, W. A. Jowett, and Alexander Sproat.  The smoker at the opera house last  night for the benefit of "Jack" Slavin,  a stranded pugilist, was a success. The  boys sung, and danced and starred for  points. Slavin made a good impression,  but none of the Nelson sports were in his  class with gloves on.  People in Nelson will now be in a position to compare the prices of articles of  every day consumption with the prices  given in-T. Eaton & Co.'s catalogues. J.  A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Limited, Morrison  & Caldwell, T.S. McPherson, and J. A.  Irving & Co., all give prices of staples in  today's Tribune. These firms carry big  stocks and can fill orders on demand.  ^L^'J^^'-ii.1.^:-^^^  *���-*���*������*��� %**-#���#*-#-#-�� ^***%**** ���*���**���������*���* %-^^%--#*--**# %���*���% *#  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Linoleums, House Furnishings.  moving  into  our  new quarters   we  will   offer special   sales each  week from   different  Tf  ^C Dry Goods,  flillinery,   Hen's Furnishings, Carpets,  Floor Oilcloths,  Tr  Tr  ���*  -_��-*  Tr  ^*  Tr  Tf  ?V  7f  ���_��-*  Tr  Tf  Tf  -_��**  Tf  Tf  Tr  -$*  Tf  Before  Departments.  Commancing* Tuesday next we will place on sale our  entire  stock of House  prices consideiable below the regular.  Tapestry, Brussels, Axminster, Wilton,  English Velvets and Mognite Carpets,  a  to   select from.  All carpets sewn and laid free of charge.  Ingrain and Wool carpets from 40c. yard up  Window shades in all colours at cost  price,  reduced prices.  Furnishings at  large  stock  Lace curtains,   Portieres,   Window   Poles  at  -_��~  -te.  ate-  -te-  '^  IRVINE &  ^7^71^7^7^7^7^7^7^7^7^7lfN 7^7fT7lF7^7^7^7^7^7l^7^%7^7|cTfi7^Tf*7fs7^7^7^7^ 7^^^^-  local factory is first-class in every respect and strictly up-to-date. Other  lines of manufacture turned out by the  company are Mackinaw and brown duck  coats, cooks' and waiters' aprons. For  the miners' trade a first-class quality of  mission flannel underwear in red, blue  and vicuna colors, are turned out in  large quantities, to filba constantly increasing demand for the popular goods  of the firm's brand. A large range of  heavy tweed shirts, made from the best  Canadian and British cloths, is still another line of manufacture constantly  receiving attention. In conclusion,  when about to purchase goods in any  of the above lines, remember that charity begins at home, and that there is no  necessity to buy eastern-made goods  when we can do as well in British Columbia, and build up a white labor provincial industry by seeing that you get  goods of the Big Horn brand, whicli are  on sale at J. A. Gilker's clothing store,  Baker street, Nelson.  paying the West Kootenay Power &  Light Company $185 a month for power  to run a cold storage plant. Were the  city in a position to supply P. Burns  & Co. with power, it would get the  business, for the West. Kootenay Power  & Light Company has no franchise to  sell power or light within the city  limits of Nelson.  The above is a fair statement of the  city's position, from the standpoint of  civic ownership of the electric lighting  utility. ���  NOUNCEMENT   NEXT    WEEK..  Okanagan Potatoes  $1.25 a Hundred Pounds  One of the best operators that over took  press dispatches in Nelson lias crossed  the divide. "Jack" Ross died at Kamloops  on Monday and will be buried at Nelson tomorrow afternoon. He was a native of  Woodstock, Ontario, where he was born 2G  years ago, and like all boys from that  town was- fond of athletic sports, lacrosse  being tlie game in which he was proficient.  He left Nelson in the hope of regaining  his health, but the change only brought  temporary relief.  On Tuesday night John Larimour, cm-  ployed as mate on the C. P. R. tug Columbia, was drowned while, the boat was  at Nakusp. He was sotting in the engine  room, and hearing a splash and a cry  ���'man overboard," he sprang up and  jumped _into_ the_rlvor _ without _Ipcatlng__the_  man who was overboard or making any  inquiries. The man overboard was a  Chinaman, and was rescued. Larimour  was drowned. He had been employed for  several years by tho company, was a  native of Sweden, and had the reputation  of being a steady and Reliable man.  PHONE  161  Houston Block, fJelton  J, A. IRVING & CO.  Grocers and Provisions Dealers  Snaps for a Week  Salt Mackerel, 12-oz. fish.. ..10c each  Norwegian Herring, large ..35c per doz.  Smoked Herring, 50 in box .. 25c per box  Condensed Milk, 15 cans for $1.00  Mushroom Ketchup   10c per bottle  Pickles,  pint bottle   10c each  NI  orrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  TREMONT BLOCK,     BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE 134  ' TO RENT.  "FURNISHED Rooms; from $5 to J7.50 per  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east ot Cedar street.  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 be entirely  out of fashion without them. You may  with perfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailop  TREMONT BLOCK,  BAKER ST.,  LAST.  He   will   give   you   the   stylish   cut   and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high  reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, 13. C.  SKILLED LABOR  SCARCE.  Turner, Beeton & Company, Limited,  of Victoria,    with a branch at Nelson,  made an exhibit at the Victoria exposition that caused  rmich  favorable comment.   The factory of this company was  started on the 2nd of June last, when  twelve machines were put in operation;  but shortly afterwards    an    additional  eight    were    added,   and   if   operators  could be had, the cowipany would add  another twenty machines immediately,  which  proves    the    popularity  of  the  products of this factory.    In fact, ever  since the commencement of operations  (he firm has had great difficulty in keeping up with orders, - and    have made  every endeavor to secure more help. But  skilled labor in this    line is comparatively scarce,  and  this particular difficulty has been the only serious one encountered  in  this   new   industry.    The  factory is run on the eight-hour schedule, and is the first union manufactory  of men's clothing in British Columbia,  and the only one north of San Francisco  and west of Winnipeg.    As just stated,  operators are not easily obtainable, as  there seems to be an objection among  Victorians  to  the    name  of "factory."  The trade mark of this factory is known  as the "Big Horn Brand," and is now  recognized as the standard in this line.  The two "leaders"  are a blue    flannel  shirt,   and   a  first-class  9-ounce  denim  overall.    The former is made from the  best blue flannel obtainable, for which  Turner,  Beeton  &  Company    hold  the  Canadian agency, and using upwards of  ���10 bales of the material during a twelvemonth.    These    shirts    are made both  single   and   double-breasted.    The  firm  have encountered a great    demand for  engineers' jackets and bib-overalls from  along the line of the C.  P. R.    These  lines aro largely used by the trainmen,  and a first-class article is the only one  that fills the bill.    Hence the fact that  Lhe goods of the Big Horn brand are in  such great demand in the localities just  named shows that the product of this  BEEN A GOOD INVESTMENT.  The city purchased the electric light  plant in 189S from the Nelson Electric  Light Company, Limited, paying therefor $35,400, and commenced doing business on its own account on July 1st,  1S9S. Since then it has expended !j!i*!y,-  748.29 on' construction account, that  account standing on September 30th,  1902, at $75,14S.29. Of this amount, $70,-  000 was secured from the sale of debentures, bearing 5 per cent interest, the  balance, $5,148.29, came ont of general  revenue. It has cost $32,971.00 to operate and maintain the plant since it was  taken over hy the city. To provide interest and sinking fund on the $70,000  debenture debt. required $23,249. The  total, therefore, paid out for operating,  maintenance, interest, and sinking fund  is $56,220.60. Since taking over the'  electric light plant, the city has collected $79,896.S5 from electric light rates.  Deduct the amount expended for operating expenses, etc., from the revenue  received, and there is a balance of $23,-  076.25 to the good. Were this profit de-  ,ducted-.from=.the-totaUamount=-expended.  on construction account, the cost of the  city's electric light system would stand  at $51,472.04.  The revenue from the electric light  system is increasing steadily, as the  following figures show:  1898 (six months    $ 5.15S.0!)"  1899     13.105.S4  1900    20.92S.G0  1901      23,084.99  1902 (to September 30th)    17,019.33  Total $79,890.85  In addition to the revenue, the peaple  get the streets and city offices aud buildings lighted free. They also get electric light from 25 to 50 per cent cheaper  than the people of Rossland, who purchase their electric light from the West  Kootenay  Power   &   Light  Company.  The cost of operating and maintaining the plant has been as follows:  1S9S (six months)   $ 2.07S.42  1899       2.722.7S  1900    10.903.S5  1901     9,392.12  1902 (to September 30th)     7,874.43  Total    $32,971.60  The cost of operating and maintenance  is increasing because of the shortage of  water in Cottonwood creek for six  months in the year, a shortage that is  more likely to increase than decrease.  It is safe to assume that the cost of  operating and maintenance would be no  greater than it is now were the city to  own an up-to-date plant at some point  on Kootenay river where there would be  no shortage of water. Tlie cost of installing such a plant and making the  necessary changes to the system in the  city is estimated at $150,000. This expenditure would not only give the city  ample power for its own requirements,  but would give it a surplus of from 500  to 700 horse power to hold in reserve for  the future growth of the city or for disposal   to  industries   requiring  power.  The city needs today 375 horse power  for incandescent lighting and 50 horse  power for street lighting, or a total of  425 horse power. Manufacturing establishments within the city limits would  take about&OO horse power more, if the  price was -reasonable. One firm (P.  Burns & Co.) so it is reported, has been  COMPULSORY   ARBITRATION.  P. J. O'Regan, writing to a friend at  Slocan   City,   from"    Wadeatown,   New  Zealand, says of the arbitration laws of  that  country:     "I  was somewhat surprised that the Rossland Miner did not  publish my letter.    In New Zealand it  is usual for papers to allow .all sides to  be heard, and such, I think, is the rule  everywhere with honest journalists. The  poor  creatures  of  capitalists, liowever,  can scarcely be called journalists at all.  It  is  false to  state as  the    Auckland  Herald (whose article the Miner copied)  said, that our system of industrial conciliation and    arbitration is a failure.  True, the system is, as it were, on trial,  but as far as it has gone it has on the  whole been decidedly beneficial.'   If the  miners had it in your . country    they  would  certainly  bring their oppressors  to their bearings. "In my letter to the  Miner, I pointed out that the Auckland  Herald is a journal which has consistently endeavored, by fair   means   and  foul���generally   the   latter���to blacken  and discredit the Liberal party in this  country, and the Rossland Miner could  not have quoted its information from a  more tainted source.     Of course there  are plenty of people here who will tell  you that our labor legislation is a huge  failure and 'the ruin    of the country.'  But these people are generally either of  the  narrow-minded    class,  who  would  care little for the worker, provided they  waxed rich;   or they    are    those poor  -weakling8-who=ibelieve=what"they--hear  from their fellows.    Let anyone who is  a  candidate for  parliamentary  honors,  however, pledge himself to vote for the  repeal of our labor laws, and he would  be snowed under at the ballot box, in  spite  of all the misrepresentation and  falsehood of our corrupt press.   We are  below 750,000 in population, yet we exported  last year   �� lb,u00,000  worth  of  produce   and   we  imported   ��10,000,000  worth, which fact goes to show that our  much-abused labor legislation does not  stop our industries.     Don't    conclude,  however, that he have room for a sudden accretion to our population    from  without.   We have not.   Our country is  far from being the paradise which some  American papers depict, but it is not a  land of millionaires and tramps, nor are  our people disposed to allow their rights  to be invaded.    For instance, the law  prohibits such an importation of labor  as you had in connection with the Rossland strike.   I think if you get the gist  of this letter published it will be a sufficient    refutation of the    second-hand  Auckland   Herald    slander   which the  Rossland Miner palmed off on the people,  and you should get the fact published  that the Miner refused to publish my  denial.   I don't knuow much about the  Fiji islands, but I fancy there is not  much scope for settlement there. Things  are rather bad in Australia   just now,  chiefly on account of the great drought."  For the Next Few Days  1 in Order to  Reduce Some Lines  We Will Offer      ���,=  in Exchange for  $I.OO  Any of the  Following Options  Sunlight Soap.;..... 7.......  Linen Soap     Royal Crown Soap......   Baby's  Own  Toilet  Soap.  Oatmeal  Toilet Soap, ...  Gold Dust Toilet Sodp,....   20 Bars   30 Bars   :.25 Bars   ..12  Bars   '..-.IB  Bars   25 Pkgs  Just Received a Fine Line of  Healthy Bulbs for Fal1  Planting,  including*  Crosse & Blackwell's Jams.5 1-lb glass jars  Jam and Jelly 2 5-lb Tins  Salmon    .  12  Tins  Catsup. ....'.....*...  .;.. ..C Bottles  Blueberries  10 Cans  Strawberries G Cans  Raspberries C   Cans  Peaches G Cans  Pears   Plums      Gooseberries   Cream ,  Milk   Evaporated  Pears      Evaporated Peaches    Evaporated Prunes    Evaporated Figs     Corn  Meal   J_od_Fish_..........   Starch,  Laundry.   Pork and Beans   Assorted Spices    Excelsior Tea     Malt Breakfast Food   Rock Candy  Syrup   Cream  of  Wheat    G Cans  ....G   Cans   G  Cans  ....12 Cans  ...12 Cans  ......10  lbs   10 lbs   15 lbs   20 lbs   50  lbs   12_U-i***,  ...15 Pkgs  ....15 Cans  ...12 Cans   3*lbs  ....7 Pkgs  .7 Bottles  ....��  Pkgs  CALLAS  OXALIS  CROCUS  HYACINTHS  MAMMOTH FRESIAS  NARCISSUS  SNOWDROPS  TULIPS  LILIUM  HARRISH  Get  Them While the Stock is  Fresh.  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd.  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  & Co. Ltd.  GALT COAL  AND WOOD OP ALL KINDS  Terms Spot Cash  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone 265 Baker Stroet.  SEWING MACHINES  AND. PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson  Sealed Tenders addressed to the undersigned and endorsed "Tender for Heating  Apparatus, Nelson, B. C," will be received  at this oflice until Thursday, 13th November, inclusively, for the supplying and placing in position of heating apparatus at tho  Public Building, Nelson, B. C, according  to the plans and specifications to be seen  at the Department of Public Works, Ottawa, and at the offlce of James Allan  Macdonald, Clerk of Works, Nelson, B. C,  or at the office of Wm. Plenderson, Victoria, B. C.  Tenders will not be considered unless  made on the form supplied, and signed  with the actual signatures of tenderers.  An accepted cheque on a chartered bank,  payable to the order of the Minister of  Public AVorks, equal to ton per cent. (10  p. c.) of the amount of the tender, must  accompany each tender. The cheque will  be forfeited if the party decline the contract or fail to complete the work contracted for, and will be returned in case  of non-acceptance of tender.  The Department does not bind  itself  to  accept the lowest or any tender.  By Order,  FRED. GELINAS,  Secretary.  Department  of Public Works,  Ottawa,   lath   October,   1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement  without authority from the Department  will not be paid for it.  50 BAEi  OF  Imperial Laundry  Soap  FOR $2.00  This soap is .packed in a neat box and  is without doubt the choicest, most durable and most economical soap ever offered  to the people of Nelson.  t. s. Mcpherson,  LEADING GROCER  K. W. C. BLOCK NELSON   Phone No 10  TELEPHONE 117.  Work  Called  for  and   Koturned.  Boot and Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  H. LAWRENCE  All   Work  Done  in  Thorough  and   Workmanlike Manner.  4tft1

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