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Array Saturday Morning, November 29, 1902  ZING ORE FROM KOOTENAY WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE UNITED STATES DUTY FREE  THE GRANBY SMELTER AT GRAND FORKS IS TO BE MADE THE LARGEST IN AMERIGA  i  William  Thompson,  manager of  the  Le Roi No. 2 mine at Rossland, in a  speech  delivered  last week before the  Liberal Association of Rossland, said his  miners preferred American powder, they  claiming that it generated less fumes  than the Canadian powder, and he accordingly used American   powder.    He  aIso0gave  figures as  to the  comparative cost' of mining   supplies   at Wallace,  Idaho,    and    Rossland.    He said  that 40 per   cent   dynamite   was sold  at Wallace to large consumers for $12.20  a hundred pounds, while the same grade  of powder cost large consumers at Rossland $16 a hundred.   This is not a statement of fact. Whatever may be the price  at Wallace, the price of 40 per cent dynamite to large consumers at Rossland  is $14 a hundred, with 2 per cent off if  paid within thirty days.   While not disputing Mr.-Thompson's statement that  his miners prefer American-made powder to that made in Canada, he is the  only mine manager at    Rossland who  purchases   American-made   powder.   Is  it  to  be  inferred   from   that,  that Mr.  Tlio*mpson sacrifices the interests of the  shareholders of the company he manages in order to gratify the preferences  or  prejudices of the  miners  whom  he  employs?   One of the supplies mentioned  by Mr. Thompson as costing $20 a  case at. Wallace and $2S a case���at Rossland is triple-tape fuse.   Triple-tape fuse  is not used in this country;  but gutta  percha fuse is, and Mr. Thompson gives  tlie comparative cost of it .as the same  as triple-tape fuse.    Gutta percha fuse,  according lo Mr. Thompson, is sold at  Wallace.for $20 a case and at Rossland  for. $28.'  It is sold at. Rossland for $22.50  a case,: with 2 per cent off, and is delivered at tlie mines free of charge for  cartage.    Mr. Thompson quotes XXXX  blasting caps at $li.(*0 per 1000 at Wallace and $9 at Rossland.    XXXX blasting caps arc sold at Rossland for $5.50  per 1000, less 2 per cent, and are delivered  at theniines tree of charge. XXXXX  . blasting caps are quoted as being sold  ai.���'.Wallace for.$S  pe.; 1000 as against  .$10    per    1000    at    Rossland. XXXXX  blasting .caps are sold at Rossland for  $0.55 per  1000, with 2 per cent off and  free delivery.      The    American XXXX  blasting caps  contain  0.55 grains  of x,  charge;  the Canadian XXXX 7 grains.  The American XXXXX blasting cap contains .9,22 grains of a charge, the Canadian 1.5.4 grains.   The American cap is  made up of 45 per cent, fulminate, 1!)  per cent chlorate of potash, and 36 per  cent gun cotton. The Canadian cap is  made up of 80 per cent fulminate and  20 per cent chlorate of potash. Fulminate costs $2 a pound; gun cotton  costs 30 cents a pound.  In presenting the above figures, The  Tribune has but one object, and that is  to show up the inaccuracy of many of  the statements that are being repeatedly  made by mine managers to decry everything that is in or of Canada, a country  in-'which they are making a living.  ber 21st this year 208,255 tons of ore,  all of which was treated at the Grand  Forks smelter. The illustration on this  page of The Tribune shows the shaft  house and ore bins of one of the com-r  pany's mines.  WILL INCREASE PLANT.  According to reports,    J. P.    Graves  general manager   of the   Granby Company,     owners     of     the   smelter at Grand   Fork  and the Old Ironsides and  Knob Hill mines at Phoenix, that company is get-  ing ready to install  two  more blast furnaces at the   .  reduction works at Grand  Forks, which will be added some time this winter  or next spring.   This will  make  six  furnaces   altogether. But in addition to  this, the company is also  planning  to  put  in four  more  of   these   furnaces  the following year, which  will   give   the  concern  a  combined capacity of ten  furnaces, making it one of  the most extensive smelters on the American continent,  capable of handling  between   4,000   and  5.000   tons   of  ore   each  day  24   hours.    The  machinery plant, now  being  installed   at   the. mines,  when"   completed   and in  running order, will be ca-    -  jable of breaking   down,,  5,000 tons of ore. per .day:  This includes the. G0-d:'ill  compressor' and the'larse",  ore' crusher,   .the"' .latter  having a  daily  crushing  capacity   of    3,000   tons.  The company's mines at  Phoenix shipped between  January 1st and Novem-  THE TOTAL AN INCREASE.  The shipments from the Slocan mines  fell off last week, but the shipments  from the mines of all other camps increased. The mines in Nelson and Ymir  districts are producing on an average  300 tons of ore a day, and as the values  are principally gold, the fall in the  prices of the metals does not materially  affect mine-owners. Rossland shipments  ! are over the average, and those of the  Boundary are record breakers. Winter  has set in in earnest, and all the mines  that use rawhides in getting their ore  to shipping points are in readiness to  do business. Occasionally a news item  is found that is out of the common, and  the latest is the return from a 9-ton  shipment of ore from the Hampton  mine in the Slocan to the smelter at  Nelson. Part of the ore went 193S  ounces silver, or over $900 a ton with  silver at 47 cents an ounce. The ore  is a sulphide and picked .samples go as  high as 17,000 ounces .silver. ,--''  ZINC ORES ADMITTED FREE.  The zinc ores of Kootenay are to be  admitted into the United States duty  free, is the cheering news that reaches  us along with the news of the fall in  the price of silver. Already preparations are being made at the Slocan  Star, and the Payne, and the Bosun, and  the other Slocan mines that can produce  zinc, to begin shipping on a large scale.  The zinc contents of our lead ores  are at present penalized by the smelters,  and the constant effort of the mine  owners in the Slocan was to get as small  a percentage as possible in their output.  With modern methods of smelting it is  possible to recover practically all of the  zinc and the lead from the same ore.  Some interesting particulars about the  method are given by E. C. Bruff, maria-  TI-IE  MINING  INDUSTRY  IN  BRITISH COLUMBIA���Shaft House and Ore Bins a t the -Knob Hill Mine at Phoenix.  ger of a mining machinery house in  Spokane, who is back from a visit to  the plant at Canyon City, Colorado. The  plant is owned by the United States Reduction Company, which is controlled  by the same interests as the American  Smelting & Refining Company. The  plants there are managed by D. C. Jack-  ling, late manager of the Republic mill.  He has been making a great success of  the institution.  Mr. Jackling has adopted a system of  smelting the zinc-lead ores that is a radical departure .from the general practice.  Instead of trying to make a matte whicli  carries the metal he fuses both the zinc  and the lead.   The metals are carried off  in the form of fumes, which are afterwards collected  in  bags.  '  The furnace   is   not a  smelting stack of the ordinary type.    It more resembles      an      ordinary  heating   furnace,    except  that "it    is "'.fitted.,   with  blowers,".which have power, to ,turn  on  a  terrific  blast.    The    ore    as    it  comes from  the mine is  crushed  until    it    passes  through an eighth of an  inelr screen.    Then  it is  mixed   with   the     waste  from coal  mines   and   is  shoveled Into the furnace,  the , blast   is    turned    on  and   the  business  starts.  Tlie    heat    generated    is  something terrific.      The  furnace gets so  hot. thai  one can  hardly approach  it.    Tin?   temperature, is  .   helped along by.the fact  '"that there    is    generally  sulphur in  the lead o.cj,  ' which  ignites and serves  ���   as fuel. . (n l lie. heat thus  . generated   the   zinc   and  the lead are carried off in  is^collected in the settling  fumes.'  The  coal  smoke  room and the   gas   from  the furnace is forced  by  -'-immense fans    into    the  "_. bag room.    The  room  is  ---..-filled  with    long   cotton-  flannel    bags,    about    10  inches   in   diameter    and  perhaps 20 feet long each. The gas is  forced by the pressure from the fans  into the bags and the air passes on  through the liber of the cloth; but the  metallic zinc and lead are collected in  bags. Tliey are drawn off from the  bags into hoppers and calcined before  being put on the market.  The finished article is known as zinc-  lead white and is used by paintmakers  to serve exactly the same purpose as  white lead. In fact, it cannot be told  from white lead, and as it can be produced at perhaps 50 per cent of the cost  of white lead, it is making great inroads  into the paint market. It is shipped all  over the country. When it finally comes  out of the calcining process it is a tine  impalpable powder that in color and  fineness resembles talcum powder, such  as is put.up for toilet purposes.  The process seems completely successful and Mr. Jackling is making a phenomenal success of the plant. There are  untold quantities of zinc-lead ores which  formerly were almost useless because or  the penalty laid upon zinc by, the smelters. This new treatment is proving tho  salvation of mines carrying such ores.  MISLEADING.  It can he stated with authority .that  the Liberals of Rossland are not taking  part in  the Curtis-Kirby-Galt effort to  antagonize the   efforts    that are being  ���itade  to "secure remedial  legislation at  Ottawa to help out the silver-lead mining industry.   The reports that have appeared in the Rossland newspapers, both  of  which    are, controlled    by  Messrs.  Kirby. Gait, and Curtis, are intended to  deceive  and  create a  ialse impression.  Tlie Liberals of Rossland will'accept the  aciicn of tlie Nelson meeting as the best  that can be done under all the circumstances, as it gives    Ivii'.    Galliner, the  .ii ember for Kootenay in the house of  commons, considerable latitude to come  and  go on. :  If duties on  lead and its  piodno'B are mado    on a parity    with  ihose on other raw products and their  manufactures il is possible they may bo  made a.s high as those imposed by the  United States. " IC a hrond construction  is placed on the free admission of mining and smelting machinery and 'supplies,  not manufactured in Canada, there will  be little room  left  for complaint.    The  Rossland 'meeting, was'.not'only slimly  attended, lvtrtrlcss-tha.ra- third-of'"those -  wiio did attend voted for the resolutions  that'��� were adopted.  Historian Tom Collins Spins More Yarns of Nelson's Pioneers  Since I have been 'writing my stories of.  old-timers, there have been a number  come to me with yarns connected with  raids which were made upon the hen  roosts of their neighbors, and some of  them have become a little sore because  they have not seen them in print. They  forget that it takes a very funny story  to remain funny after it "has been put  into type. If they don't realize this, they  are at liberty to make the experiment for  themselves, as my reputation as a humorist is not sufficiently well established to  justify me in taking: liberties with The  Tribune's readers.  When I noticed the manner in which sil-  =ver=was=.tumbling_clown_this__v.eok,.=I_.could_,:  not help thinking of Ben Thomas, and the  graphic and forcible manner in which ho  was wont to hold forth on the unfitness  of things generally. Ben was one of the  best hearted men that ever tied up to  _ Nelson, but, like a lot of other men of  'his kind, ho tried to cover up what he  regarded as the weak side of, his nature  with a lot of rough talk, and a line or two  of Ben's choicest phrases would rob Mary  MaeLane of the only hold her book gave  her upon the attention of the people of  this continent. Ben prospected around  Nolson for a number of years in company  with Charlie Townsend, and between the  two of them they gave Toad mountain  the oclU name which it bears, The naming of the mountain took place when the  two came to stake the Jim Crow mineral  claim. They were at a loss to describe  the hill on which their find was located  and while they-were trying to think out  an appropriate name a monster toad  jumped out from under the log: upon  which they were sitting, and they decided  to let the toad name it, or at least to  call  it Toad  mountain;  and  a short  time  afterwords "judge" Sproat stamped his  approval on the name, and Toad mountain  it has remained. Thomas and Townsend  had a number of claims between them,  but with the exception of the lrociuois,  they did not have very much luck. They  unloaded this on Joe Boss, and got $2,800  each, out of it. Ben spent most of his  share of the money buying patent medicines, and by tlie time his money, was gone  he had tried them all, and pronounced  them equally worthless. Then lie got a  job in the Slocan-at the Idaho as snift  boss, and from there he went to the  Slocan Star to serve in a like capacity.  When Ben was at the Idaho there were a  number of Nelson men working under  =him.=Georgo=Hughcs-- wns=just���openings  the property up at the time, and whenever they were not at work the boys were  keeping their eyes on the snow,' in anticipation of a slide. AVe had one very close  call. There had been a number of little  slides during the night, and in the morning Ben decided to take the men and  horses down the hill until tho danger  should 'be passed. To get the horses  ill rough, each of the men carried a shovel,  and we were at work on a little slide about  a mile and a half from the camp when  the big: slide came down and swept our  camp away without leaving a trace of it.  It was Ben who had moved us, and we  all considered that we owed our lives to  his   good   sense.  While Ben was in Nelson he got the  notion into his head that he would like  a fighting dog, and he secured a likely-  looking pup from Jimmie Durkin at Col-  ville, who used to set himself up as a  dog- fancier. Ben and his pup became  somewhat of a town nuisance in the  course of a few weeks. To make the  pup fierce, Ben used to set him upon all  the cats and under fed curs in the town-  site, and after each victory,. Ben would  warn all owners of valuable canines to  keep them out of the way of his all-conquering wonder. In desperation, finally,  the boys arranged a match between Ben's  dog and a mongrel bull owned by a vegetable Chinaman. Tlie fight was for $10 a  side and the championship of Kootenay,  and took place in the old slaughter house,  f with Mike Malloy as referee. The dogs  had not much more than got started before the Chinaman's entry wa.s lunching  on Ben's pup, and Ben was in and had  them parted. He explained that it would  never do to have so promising a pup-licked, and tendering the Chinaman $10 asked  that the light be declared a draw. JVlitUoy  'held^tliat~it=wa1;="aiT"fo="tliF^liinTrman.  but once old Charlie was made to understand that the award did not involve any  cut in the purse he gave his consent,  and the pride of Ben's heart retired with  doubtful   honors.  Ben is farming back in the slate of Illinois, raising corn and kids, and every  year he sends through tlie mail to his old  partner Charlie Townsend. who is working in the mines at Rossland, the largest  ear of corn he can find on his place.  Tho circle of the old-timers included a  couple of Reads, both of whom were more  or less noted as Indian lighters. One of  them was known as ���'major." He hud  been for several years in charge of the  Blackfoot reserve in Montana, and ruled  the red men like a czar. The "major"  made his home in Silverton for' close  upon eight years after leaving Nelson,  and  finally drifted down  to  tlie  coast.  The other Read wa.s known as "Bill" by  everybody. He had followed every west-.  I ern mining excitement in the United Staes,  I and was one of the best posted mining  ! men to strike the camp, and in conse-  |  quonce   was   generally   looked   up   to   by  the prospectors. Shortly after Bill's arrival he and George Ellis had a spirited  discussion as to tlie proper mineral classification of some peculiar ore which at the  time was being encountered in the Silver  King. They'filled the columns of the  Miner, with 'their views on the matter,  and in the end succeeded in dividing the  camp into two hostile parties. All the  odd books on mineralogy that could be  got at were searched for a solution of the  question, but they only added to the contusion. All parties to the controversy  were groping about helplessly in the fog'  until one Saturday the Miner came out with  a scientific article on the question. This  gave thc_ troublesome mineral,the name,  "���billreadeiTte7'r and the bold announcement was supported with awe-inspiring  citations on mineralogy that at once commanded the respect of both sides. It was  satisfying for the reason that it supplied  the name, and the name was all that  concerned the disputants, save the leaders.  They were by no means prepared to surrender, but tliey were out of ammunition,  aud by the time they were in shape to  resume warfare, it leaked out that In  his disposition of the matter in his paper  John Houston had just pulled the spaces  out of Bill Rcade's name and pasted it  on the ore as its cognomen, and after this  Rcade and Ellis had not the heart for a  fight.  Price McDonald is one of the trail-  builders of pioneer days who is still on  the job. The only difference with respect to Price is that the trails he is building now are done on the account of the  government, and Price is sure of getting  something for his work. In addition to  being one of the pioneers of Nelson,  Price has the distinction of being the  oldest inhabitant of Macaroni Basin, and  for   considerable  periods   he   has   had   the  distinction of being the Basin's only resident. Price is full of stories of his experiences, and his stories have the crowning virtue of being true. One. of his best  relates to the time when he looked into  the barrel of a revolver, whicli was pointed at him and never wilted. The scene of  the adventure related by Price was located  in the stae of Idaho. Price and two or  three others had started out on a long  tramp. There was a good deal of snow  on the trail, and the party had not proceeded very far until one of the men, who  had been drinking considerably, gave signs  of playing out. He kopt dropping into  the snow, and to save him from freezing  _to_^deat)i_ithiv_.o_thers^\vo.uld_ii>iclv=_hitii__iip_i  and keep him walking. This had gone on  for some time until the tired man got  desperate, and drawing his gun threatened to shoot anyone who interfered with  his individual right to sit down in the  snow if lie felt like it. This was sulli-  ciently convincing, and Price and the  others members of the party went on their  way. They returned over the same trail  three days later, and as they rounded a  bend in it, at the point where they had  left their comrade on the way out, they  were surprised to see him sitting in the  same position, with his gun still in shape  for instant work. Price said he was so  annoyed at the persistency of tlie man  that he threw caution to the winds, and  without a. moment's hesitation advanced  and tore the gun from his hands. Me had  mado up his mind to call the bluff anel  lie did it. They found out then that the  man had been frozen to death in their  absence, but Price reasons it nut that  had the man been alive he had taken  desperate   chances.  Bob Yuill was another of our charter  members. Ho came in with G. 15. Wright  in   the   fall    of   1S8S,    and    worked    with  AVright in the development of his Ainsworth properties. All the steel and tools  for use in Ainsworth had to be moved up  the lake in small boats, and in making  his first trip up, Bob had an experience  he will never forget. Bart Henderson  and another man were with Yuill in the  small boat, and when in the middle of the  lake the craft suddenly began to settle  and went to the bottom. Luckily for Yuill  and his companions there were a number  of small boxes on top of tlie steel, which  made up the bulk of the cargo, and by the  aid of these they managed to keep themselves afloat until they could be picked  up some hours later by Joe Foster.  __.l_.urins^jthe_jChr.i.t,mas__)t_JS_S___LuilUai_Ll_  Henderson came down from Ainsworth  to attend the first Christmas dinner given  in Nelson. AVith about ten others of us,  they were the guests of Mrs. Frank  Hanna. Some time after Henderson died,  and gave Nelson's cemetery its start,  which was then located near the present  Canadian Pacific land eillice on linker  street.  Ln the fall of 1SS9, A'uill had charge ol'  the work of building the wharf at Bogus-  town, and also the grading of the principal street. He also took up the ranch at  present owned by ('. W. Husk, and In his  trips too and from the ranch, over the  ice, had more escapes from drowning than  have fallen to the lot of any other man.  In the spring of 'DO Bob had a close call,  and one which gave rise to a story which  Hob never liked to hear repeated. He had  started to cross the river from Bogustown  in company with George Long-, who wa:<  going out to Bonner's Ferry. It was a  bitterly cold day, but the ice was very  thin, and a number of us were watching  the men as they made their way across  the Ice, It being considered a, very risky  trip.     Long   was   leading,   and    when    lie  had passed over an uncertain piece of ice  Bob would endeavor to follow In his  .tracks. Long had completed about half  the journey when he got on thin ice and  went through into the water. Bob was  the only one who .could render Long any  assistance, but the only thing that occurred to him was to give advice. Draping down on his hands and knees Boh  shouted: "Keep cool, George; keep cool.  [ am coming." Long never let a whimper  out of him, but was putting in his best  licks breaking the ice back to shore, and  working along on an angle from Bob. Halt  frozen lie finally got on golld ice again  close to the shore from which he started,  ^and^l*ullLstarted=again=oiv hi.-, way-acruss���  lie had not made much progress until he,  too, went through. The onlookers wero  just as powerless to help him as they wero  to render assistance to Long, but Bob  set up a bellow that could be heard in Nelson, and in his frantic efforts to get  out soon had an acre of Ice broken  around him, and was heading for file  opposite shore. Then it occurred to Long  that one good turn deserved another, nnd  making a speaking trumpet out of his  linnets, he shouted across to A'uill: "Keep  cool, Hob: keep cool: the main thing is to  keep cool." But the injunction was lost  on Bob, as he kept on threshing the Ico  with his arms until he had broken his way  across the river almost to the opposite  shore. There was a decided coolness between A'uill and Long after this Incident,,  and Bob would stand drinks all around  at any time in keep anyone from telling  the story. VulII wa.s fur a considerable  lime shift boss at the Silver K'lng and when  he got let emi of this lie went into the  steamboat business with captain Buchanan. This dlil not pay very well, and  Yuill linally drifted out of the camp nnd  the   recollection   of   its   people.  A NEW SHUFFLE AT VICTORIAAM) HOW THECARDS WILL LIKELY DROP  A new shuffle at Victoria has been  made and the government's hand contains the following cards: Prior of Victoria, premier and minister of mines;  Eberts of South Victoria, attorney-general; Prentice of East Lillooet, finance  minister; Wells of Northeast Kootenay,  chief commissioner of lands and works;  Murphy of West Yale, provincial secretary; and Mclnnes of North Nanaimo,  president of the council. It is expected  that the above-named will have the following cards to play with in the game  that is likely to commence in the parliament buildings in Victoria some time  in January, namely, Dunsmuir of South  Nanaimo, Mounce of Comox, Clifford  and Stables of Cassiar, Hunter and  Rodgers of Cariboo, Dickie of Cpwichan,  Hayward and Pooley of Esquimalt, Hall  and Helmcken of Victoria, Smith of  West Lillooet, Ellison of East Yale, and  Neill of Alberni, with the hope of winning the game by electing another card  to fill the vacancy existing in North  Victoria through the death of the late  speaker, Mr. Booth. The political gamblers opposed to the government,  through "Joe" Martin, their best player,  will play the following cards: McBride  of Dewdney, McPhillips of Victoria, Garden, Tatlow and Gilmour of Vancouver,  Gifford of New Westminster, Kidd of  Richmond, Oliver of Delta, Munroe of  Chilliwack, Fulton of North Yale, Taylor of Revelstoke, Green of Slocan,  Smith of Southeast Kootenay, and Curtis of Rossland, and hope to win the  game by defeating Murphy in West  Yale when he goes before the people for  their endorsement, and by electing their  card in North Victoria. Houston of  Nelson has placed himself on record as  being in favor of a party-line govern  ment, and as such a government can  only be formed after the people have had  a hand in the game, he says the sooner  the people are allowed to play their  hand the better it. will lie for the province. The government, if it Avins in  North Victoria and secures the return  of Murphy, provided they can play Neill  of Alberni all the time, will have 20  cards to play with and the speaker. If  ,they lose North Victoria and Murphy  is not returned in AVest Yale, they will  have 18 cards to play with and the  speaker. If they lose North Victoria  and return Murphy, or fail to return  Murphy and win North Victoria, they  will have 10 cords to play with and the  speaker. At best, the new shuffle is a  makeshift government, without a defined  policy. Such a government, while it may  not be able to pass bad legislation, is  not in a position to pass much that will  be good legislation. It may last the life  of the present house, but it could not  possibly go to the country and win. Its  opponents are in much the same position. They have no defined policy. McBride and Tatlow and others were willing, so it is said, to accept office under  Eberts as premier, yet thoy would have  the country believe they are fighting for  principles. What fools they take the  people to be.  There is little that can he called news  in the guesses of what will happen in the  municipal campaign. It Is reported that  one prominent clergyman Is urging iiis  fellow-clergymen to go into politics in  order to drive the houses of joy out of the  city and compel the hotels and saloons to  close their barrooms at 11 o'clock' on  Saturday night and keep them closed until  Monday morning.   Now, boys, will you be  good! James Johnston is spoken of  as a candidate for mayor and Harry Bird  as a candidate for alderman in the AVest  Ward.  J". G. Bunyan has leased the skating  rink, and there will be no end of games  and ice carnivals there during tin? winter,  for Mr. Bunyan is a rustler and has lots  of friends.  R. Scott, Phoenix; James June's. Sanca;  Kev. J. Ball. Trail; John Hull. Slocan; A.  F. McCormick, Detroit, Michigan, were  registered at the Queen's hotel last night.  IT. B. Gilmour, who represents the  Watrous Hngine Works of Brant ford, Ontario, is back from a trip over the Crow's  Nest branch of the Canadian Pacific, and  is stopping at the Hume. He says the  sawmill Industry is flourishing; In Kast  Kootenay.     His   company   has   orders   to  supply the machinery for nreckenridge &  Lund's big mill at Wardner. This will be  not only the largest mill east of the Coast,  but twill be the only up-to-date, double-  cutting hand mill in the province.. Its  capacity Is to be 100,000 feet a day. Robson  * Gibson are putting in a mill at Fort  Steele Junction. Its capacity will he 10,00(1  feet a day. Mott & Sem e>f Fernie  are building a new mill and it will  have a dally capacity of 10.000 feel. In  addition to these mills, the Watrous company is furnishing the machinery for the  mill Joseph Genelle is building on the  site of the one burned last summer near  West Kobson. on the Columbia river. Mr.  Gilmour Is one of Vancouver's four members in the leglstlnture, hut he is not talking  polities  for  publication.  An effort Is being made to secure the  passage of a curfew bell by-law. In order  to   keep   hoys   and   girls   Indoors   after   a  certain hour in the evening. A similar  effort was made in December, 1K98. and It  failed. Probably, it was just ns well that  il  did.  Plans for tlie Miners' Union hospital  building at Ymir have been forwarded lo  the proper department at Victoria by the  member for Nelson riding, with the request that the hospital be made a provincial hospital under the Hospital Aiel  Act.  W. V.. Mi-Canillish, Jr.. was married to  Miss Fnn'Sllue Larson, daughter of Alfred Larson, on Wednesday afternoon, at  the residence of the bride's father, by Rev.  Mr. White of the Methodist church. Mr.  anel Mrs. McCandlish will make their  home on Carbonate street and will start  in dfiiible-harnrss with the good wishes of  a good many friends, both young and old, m  it  The  Nelson Tribune  Established 1S17.      Incorporated by A.ct of l'mTiameiit.  CAPIFAL (all paid up) $12,000,000 00  REST      8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED  PROFITS  166,856.00  HEAD  OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G , President.  Hon. G. A. Dniimnond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NEtSON BRANCH, ��SS.1?S?f.S'1 A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  j Imperial Bank of Canada \  _. t���i a -c_-rm a -r-        /i,akn.t.._ii <**>__  r**,r*��r-i  <~n~ir~i *  smelting machinery and supplies of a  kind not manufactured in Canada he admitted free of duty is a request that is  entirely reasonable. The admission free  of duty of such machinery and supplies  in no way affects any Canadian manufacturing industry, anil the loss in customs duties would be so small as not to  materially affect the revenues of the  nation. Time is required to obtain results, but it is seldom that, substantial  results are obtained in any quarter, and  more particularly from a government,  unless those seeking to obtain the res-  suits are united. The Tribune is of  opinion that, the various interests in  Kootenay that have been seeking for  legislation that will help those interested in mining and smelting silver-lead  ores are now in a fair way to obtain  tangible results.  OAPITAT,.  a.A-IFI'T.A.X/  i-ejusa?   (Authorized)  (Paid  Up) ...  �����.000,000  ap2,S6S,932  aS2,4=3S_595  HEAD  OPFCE,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and  Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vlce-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E.  HAY. Assistant Gen.  Manager. "VV. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  ��� NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business  tranasted.  ��� Savings  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed.  ��� Drafts sold, available In all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special  �� attention given to collections. j_ |yj- |_/W   Manager.  .......I....................6........��������������*��� ...*9... ...��  9 ...���.......������..���.���������������������������* ���-.������������eoeo<��-��aee>e��ooo��<**����-*'--0  -���  e  Canadian Bank of Conferee  With 'Which is Amalgamated  The Bank of British Columbia  Paid Up Capital  $8,000,000  Reserve   Fund  $2,000,000  Aggregate Resources Over ?G5,000.000  Mead Office,  HON.  GEO.  A.  COX,  President.  -   Toronto.  B.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON   BRANCH.  Saving's  Bank  Department���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Present rate 3 per cent. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.  Apart from all political considerations, and from a purely personal stancl-  ! point, the addition of Dennis Murphy  and W. W. B. Mclnnes to the government strengthens it. Both are good debaters, Mclnnes only being equalled by  '"Joe" Martin. Both are sound on the  leading questions that are of moment  to the people of this province as a province. Both are approachable, and to use  the words of the American journalist  who was asked for his opinion of the  late sir John A. Macdonald, both are  devilish good fellows. The Tribune can  only offer Hon. Dennis Murphy and  Hon. William Wallace Bruce Mclnnes  its congratulations on their elevation to  important political positions,, and it  hopes that they will use their positions  to increase the esteem in which they are  held  by their friends.  Those who favor Prior claim he should  have every chance to form a government, so at the next general election the  election machinery would be in the  hands of the Conservatives, which is no  small advantage. Those who favor Wilson as leader say that Prior should at  the earliest opportunity ask for a dissolution, so as to give the people a  chance lo pass on such issues as land  and cash bonuses to railways like tho  Canadian Northern. Eberts has uo following in Nelson or in Kootenay either  as a Conservative or as a cabinet minister. To sum up public feeling, it can  be said that the people of Nelson are  almost unanimously in favor of a general election at as early a date as practicable.  ����##��###��*����##��#####��**(####^^jjt-^^S!M|j(f  ANNOUNCEMENT  nww��_  ............������....������.���������������������a.......a.....��........o.o.  TRAINS ATO STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  6:00 a. m.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fort  Steele, Elko. Fernie, Michel  Ulaivinore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern point,.  leave    COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  8 a. ni.  8 a. ni.  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:10 p. m.  Daily  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Rosalind, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Green wood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revolstoko, and all points east  and wostonCP.lt. mainline.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  ARRIVE  firOO p. m.  Daily,  ARRIVE  (10:35 a.m.  !):3o p.m.  9:35 p.m.  Daily  _:_'> p.m.  Daily   '  at present holding down arm-chairs in  premier Prior's cabinet. Yet, they are  prattling about "principle." They refuse  to serve under Prior, hut would kneel  down before Eberts.  LEAVE  9:15 ajn.  SLOCAN RIVERRAILWY AKKrvB  Slocan City, Silverton      ew3:40 p.m.  Denver. Three Forks. Sam-on  (Daily except Sunday)  LEAVE  (p.m.  _ p. m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branoh.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout I,ake  (On Tu<*. Thur. and Sat)  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  7:00 a.m  Mount'in  7:.V\ ��, m:  Daily.  LKAVK  Nelson  6:00 a. m.  Kaslo  3:3ft p. in.  Daily  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD  RAILWAY   -  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Wanota.'Monnfin  Northport, Rossland, Colvilla":19 p.m,  and Spokane.  QTaking through connections  at Spokane to tlie south,  east and west.  Depot.  8 p.m.  Daily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  6alfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  LKAVK  Dally  6:00 a. in  1:00 p. m  KASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY   Kas o..   .Sandon.  ARRIVE  Kaslo  8:10 a. in.  Nelson  7:lfl p. ra.  Daily  AKKIVE  Daily  3:to p.m.  11:25 a ni.  The Victoria Times says that Charles  Wilson, provincial leader of the Conservative party, has stated that the Mainland would   never   stand   for another  Island premier.   Outside of Victoria and  Vancouver and the Lower Fraser valley  there is no sectional antipathies.    The  people of Cassiar, Cariboo, Lillooet, Yale,  West Kootenay, and IL'ast Kootenay districts have no sectional prejudices.   At  the next general election they will divide on party lines, and few of them  will be influenced in the slightest because  of  the particular    locality  from  which their party leaders hail; but they  will be governed, it is to be hoped, largely by the ability and progressiveness of  these leaders. The districts named above  will return twenty members out of the  forty-two in the next house, and these  twenty  members   should  be   men who  write island and mainland without capital  letters.    The    Tribune    is    of the  opinion that Charles   Wilson    of Vancouver is such a man, or it would not  support him as leader of the Conservative party.  The Rossland Miner is facetious at  times, which is something that those  who inspire its editorial utterances  could not possibly be. In commenting  locally on the meeting held at Nelson on  Monday, the Miner says it was a meeting of lead mine-owners with no lead  mine-owners in attendance. Fully three-  fourths of those who attended the meeting at Nelson have money of their own  invested in silver-lead, mines in Kootenay, and have had investments in silver-lead mines ever since they came to  the country; The business man who has  $500 or $5,000'invested in mines, developed or.undeveloped, is surely interested  in the mining industry to as great an  extent as E. B. Kirby and A. C. Gait  and Smith Curtis, who probably have  not got a dollar of their own invested  in any kind of a mine either in British  Columbia or anywhere else.  A. C. Gait of llossland, school trustee,  attorney-at-law, and chief counselor of  the Center Star-War Eagle mining companies, says he is not in the same class  as John Houston of Nelson, printer,  member of the legislature, and president  of the British Columbia Conservative  Association. Mr. Gait and Mr. Houston  both attended the meeting held in the  board of. trade rooms in Nelson on Monday. Mr. Gait offered a string of resolutions on the lead question at that  meeting and they were-.all turned down,  as utterly impracticable. Mr. Houston  offered a resolution, and it was deemed  so practicable that it was adopted without a dissenting voice.  CON  NSED J1ILK  ^^MM^^S^M^^S^X   (Originators of Condensed  Milk-Established  1S57.)  WHY MODIFY MILK  for infant feeding in the uncertain ways  of tlie novice when you can have always  with you a supply of Borden's Eagle  Brand Condensed Milk, a perfect cow's  milk from herds of native breeds, the perfection of infant food? Use it for tea and  coffee.  Proprietor, of the Celebrated  PEERLESS  BRAND EAGLE  BRAND  80 ROOMS  All ffloderri Gtnyer(ie��]ces $  Special F|ates to Tourists  e. e;  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor   : Streets, -    NELSON. B.C  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded ln 1892.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  11  Editorial and Business Offlca  Room 9, Madden Block.  tfhe Nelson Tribune la served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mall  to any address in Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.60. No subscription taken for less than a year.  SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER  29,  1902.  It is stated that colonel Prior, before  he was made premier, offered the McBride faction three portfolios if they  would come to his support. It is also  stated that attorney-general Eberts,  when he was angling for the position of  premier, offered Mr. McBride and his  followers four portfolios if they would  support him. Now it is known as a fact  that McBride and his followers were  willing to accept Eberts's offer, and it  will be admitted, even by their opponents, that they declined Prior's offer, for  none of McBride's personal followers are  " The resoJuTions adopted~lJy"tlTe���meet-~  ing held in the board of trade room in  Nelson on Monday are in line with the  resolutions which have been adopted by  boards of trade and liy the legislative  assembly. The Dominion government,  therefore, cannot fairly say that our  people do not know what they want, and  that they cannot come to an agreement  on the one question on which they ask  for government action. The men who  are interested financially in .mining and  smelting, more particularly those interested iu mining and smelting silver-lead  ores, are unquestionably entitled to the  same measure of protection, through import duties,  as  has  been accorded  the  men who are financially interested in  the production of other Canadian raw  materials and the manufacturers thereof.  The farmers and stock raisers of Canada are protected hy duties that average  30 per cent on their raw materials, anil  the men who manufacture the raw material produced by the farmers and stock  raisers are protected by duties that run  as high as 100 per cent. The men engaged in the mining and smelting industries in British Columbia are, through  these duties, compelled to use the products of the Canadian farm and the Canadian stock range; they must eat and  wear the raw products of the Canadian  farmer and stock raiser, and they must  buy the manufactures of these raw  products from the protected manufacturers of Canada. Then, in  asking for equal protection, the mining  and smelting industries of British Columbia are not asking for that which has  not already been freely accorded other  industries. They thus have good ground  on which to stand when making their  demands through their representatives  in parliament.   Asking that mining and  '  Smith Curtis, M. P. _-., of Rossland is  a many-sided politician. He runs with  the Provincial Progressive Partyites,  hunts with Rossland's Liberal Party Association, and sleeps with E. B. Kirby  and A. C. Gait, both of whom despise  the Provincial Progressive Partyites and  oppose the principles of the Liberal  Party. Gait and Kirby firmly believe  the eight-hour law was mischievous legislation and directly hostile to the mining industry, in which they are interested, the one as a mine manager and  the other as a corporation lawyer. Curtis, at Labor Union picnics, defends the  law. Gait is a Conservative and Kirby  is a Republican, and therefore cannot  well be anything if not Protectionist, as  Protection is the cardinal principle of  both these parties; yet both Gait and  Kirby  want everything in  the way of  *d<*M_T  H��f Borden's Co(io*it^'>11  BORTM  i>*-  '*bci WiNdJ-it1��n-l FrotecMona3a|!lb  ���   "eai-Miealsnalurs. /,Av  t  EVAPORATED CREAM       CONDENSED MILK  Having established a BRAISTCH FACTORY IN CANADA,   are now  prepared to supply customers', through the trade with their brands���  SOLD BY  ALL  GROCERS  AND  BY  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 $2 PER DAY  ��frs.-  E. C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  machinery and mining supplies admitted  into Canada duty free. Curtis is the  instructor of political economy in the  Rossland Liberal Association's Club  Rooms, and preaclies that the granting  of bounties by the Laurier Government  will alone save the mining industry of  British Columbia from destruction. Is  it any wonder that Rossland is now  looked on as the center of all that is ir-  rcconsilablo and inconsistant in politics?  w��ki*N!**  A.  GO.  NELSON ��� WHOLESALE  The  "BORDEN BRANDS" represent the highest  possible standard.    Leaders for over 40 years.  RETAIL BY T.'S. McPherson, Morrison & Caldwell, J. A. Irving, T. J.  Scanlan.  ###########  The Prior government is equally divided  on  national  party    lines.    Prior,  Eberts, and Prentice are Conservatives;  Wells,  Murphy, and  Mclnnes are  Liberals.    Prior is committed to fight the  next general election on party lines. Eberts  is  not,  for he knows there  is  no  place for him at the top of the heap in  the  Conservative party,  and  his    only  hope, therefore, is to have the next election fought out  by  factions.    Prentice  is not a politician.   Of the Liberals, none  of the three may be said to have committed themselves as in favor of a party-  line fight, but all three would, no doubt,  be willing to contest their respective districts as Liberals, and, if elected, would  work  in   harmony  with   the  leader   of  their  party.    Nelson politicians of the  Liberal   faith  are  of  the  opinion   that  Wells,    Murphy,    and    Mclnnes    have  weakened  themselves politically by accepting  office  under  Prior.    They  say  that Prior should have been forced to  make up his cabinet from members of  the  party  of  whicli    he  aspires  to  be  lender;   that,  if he could  not do so,  a  general election would have been the result of his failure, and that in a general  election  the Liberal  parly would stand  a  fair chance  of getting possession  of  the government by legitimate methods.  The Conservatives are not so unanimous.  TREMONT  HOUSE  Ku>*npoo,n nnd American P*un.  j\Inal.= 2."i <:tK    Rooms from 25 etc. to 81.  Only White Help Euip loy��d,  MAI.ONN sTTuKGILLUS,  UakcrSt., N'chon. Proprietors.  | Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited j  | - M-A.JsrTJFA:CTIJBEBS ========== f  Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of  ���__________________^  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK t   .  I  Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C. J  HOUSE  BAKER AND   WARD STREETS,  NELSON,  13.   C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND  OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS MADDEN,  Proprietor.  +*���*****���***+* ���********��� **^***+++^4^+4.*.++*.+++++++4.++4.4.+++ ��4+ f t+++4r++4.*.++*+4 ���������������� + ��+���  REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS  Of-'  LAGER   BEER  AMD   PORTER  Put up  ln Packages  to suit the  Trade  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street, Nelson.  The best Jl per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  6. W Bartlett - - Proprietor  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to  apply fit (lie next sitting of the Board of  Licensing Commissioners for the City of  Nelson to ho held after the expiration of  thirty days from the date hereof for a  tnniRi'or of the retail liquor license now  hold by me for the Imperial Hotel, now  and formerly known ns tho Silver King  Hotel, situate on the south side of Baker  street in the City of Nelson on Lots 7  and S, Block 10, sub-division of Lot 05,  West Kootenay District, to A. Klein-  sctimidl  of  the said  City of Nelson.  Dated   tills  22nd   day  of November.   1902.  JOS.   HARWOOD.  AVitness:    W'm. Park.  Brewery   and   Office   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson, B. C.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars,  Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  1  G.   B.  MATHEWS,   -    Proprietor  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  1  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell,  or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  "Western   Canadian   Employment  Agency  ln connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Oflice.  P.   O.   Box  588.      Phone  261A.  P. BURNS <S- CO.  whoksa* ___* Retail jy[eat Merchants  Head Office aud Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Yndr, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New-  Denver,  Cascade, Trail, Grand  Porks,  Greenwood,  Midway, Phoenix, I  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelsou Branch Market, Barns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to* any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenayl^il,^*  Butcher Co.  Orders by Mail receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  E. C. TRAVES, Manager, K.-W-C. Blk��� Nelson  WHOLESALE   PHOVISIOKS, ���]  PRODUCE AND   FRUITS.  f R. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  REPRESENTING J Ji. K. Fairbank Co.,    -    Montreal.  [ Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Office and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C. The Nelson Tribune  NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF WHAT WILL BE  KNOWN AS THE DUNSMUIR GOVERNMENT  re-  re-  The Semlin government was defeated  in March, 1900, and the election that followed in June resulted in returning 38  members-elect to the legislative assembly, and they belonged to as many different groups as the French legislature  or German parliament are said to be  made up of. The following is a fairly  accurate grouping:  The    following-named    sat    in    the  house as members    of    the Provincial  Party or were elected in 11)00 as candidates of that party:  GREEN of Slocan, re-elected,  KIDD of Richmond, re-elected,  NEILL of Alberni, re-elected,  WELLS of   Northeast   Kootenay,  elected,  MUNRO of Chilliwack, re-elected.  PRENTICE    of    East    Lillooet,  elected  HOUSTON of Nelson,  MURPHY of West Yale,  HAYWARD of Esquimau, and  RALPH  SMITH  of    Nanaimo  might  also be classed as an adherent of the  Provincial Party.  The following named were elected as  Marti nites:  MARTIN of Vancouver,  GILMOUR of Vancouver,  BROWN of New Westminster,  OLIVER of Delta,  McINNES of North Nanaimo,  STABLES of Cassiar,  CURTIS of Rossland,  SMITH of Southeast Kootenay.  The following named were elected as  Turnerites:  TURNER of Victoria,  HELMCKEN,  of  Victoria,  HALL of Victoria,  McPHILLIPS  of  Victoria,  POOLEY of Esquimau,  EBERTS of South Victoria,  BOOTH of North Victoria,  DUNSMUIR of North Nanaimo,  and   the  following   named   might  also  be classed as Turnerites:  HUNTER of Cariboo,  SMITH of West Lillooet,  MOUNCE of Comox,  DICKIE of Cowichan,  CLIFFORD of Cassiar.  The   Wilson    Conservatives    elected  were:  TATLOW of Vancouver,  GARDEN of Vancouver,  McBRIDE of Dewdney,  FULTON of North Yale,  ELLISON of East Yale,  ROGERS   of   Cariboo,  TAYLOR of Revelstoke.  From the above it will be seen that 10  members of the house could have been  relied on to support the principles advocated by the Provincial Party;  eight  were elected as followers of Joseph Martin,  and had  Martin  been out of the  liouse, the remaining seven would probably have cast their lot with the Provincial Party members.   The Turnerites  had   eight  straights    and , five   others  would have gone to increase their number because of residence or former affiliations.     The   Wilson   Conservatives  elected seven, all of whom had supported  Mr.  Turner   both  when  he  was  in  office and when   in opposition    to the  Semlin government."  The Turnerites and the Wilson Conservatives, therefore, had a clear majority of the members elected in 1900.  While the principles they advocated during the campaign may have differed,  yet these twenty men had no real differences of opinion on any question that  was of interest to tlie people, of the province as'a whole. They may have differed as to the relative merits of Vancouver and Victoria as the centers of  political patronage and intrigue, but on  nothing else. A large majority of them  admitted that Turner's disposition to  give every man an office who applied for  it was wrong, but none of them had the  courage to aggressively make an effort  to  bring about a  reform.  The Provincial Party men would not  hear of forming any combination with  ^Joseph^Martin^in^itTfor^the-reason-that-  the country had pronounced against  Martin, and for the additional reason  that he was instrumental in bringing  about the downfall of the Semlin government. The Martinites were probably  equally sore against the Provincial Party  men, for had they fought under Martin's  leadership, Martin might have won the  election.  As soon as the result of the election  was known, Martin ��� resigned the premiership; and while he denies that he  recommended anyone to be sent for,  the lieutenant-governor called in James  Dunsmuir, and that gentleman accepted  the gift offered him by Dr. Mclnnes.  Dunsmuir then asked Mr. Turner and  Mr. Eberts to join him, and they did so,  the one as finance minister and the other  as attorney-general. This is where  Dunsmuir committed his first blunder.  Turner was sore because he had not  been sent for to head the government,  as he thought he should have been so  vindicated. Eberts was equally sore, because he imagined he should have been  made premier on account of his brain  power, Neither were to Dunsmuir loyal  ministers in spirit, however loyal they  may have been with the tongue.  Once Turner and Eberts were sworn  in, the secretary of the Victoria Conservative Association sent notices to cer-  tai members-elect, inviting them to attend a conference at the Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver. The object of this  conference was to select not only premier Dunsmuir's colleagues, but to compel him to resign the premiership if he  did not do as they wanted him to do.  Dunsmuir blundered the second time by  attending that conference, as he was  no match single-handed for the men who  dominated it. The result of the conference was that promises were made  that were not kept. One of the promises  was that no attempt should be made at  the first session, of the house to pass  contentious legislation, and another was  that Mr. Dunsmuir should reorganize  his ministry immediately after the session was over.  McBride of Dewdney and Green of  Slocan were the spokesmen of the faction who demanded these pledges.   The \  pledges were given, and the astute Eberts immediately planned to circumvent  them. He knew his man. He offered  McBride a portfolio, and the offer was  accepted, and McBride was, within  twenty-four hours, sworn in as minister  of mines. Wells of Northeast Kooienay  had no particular pull, more than that  he was a Liberal, and the Liberal party  hnd to be represented in the government,  for was it not to be a strictly non-partisan one? Wells was therefore made  commissioner of lands and works, as he  insisted that, being the sole representative of the great Liberal party in the  government, he must have an important  department to preside over. Prentice of  East Lillooet was at the conference, and  his friend McPhillips of Victoria who  was also there insisted that he should  be given a portfolio in consideration of  his (McPhillips's) services to the party,  and Prentice was made provincial secretary.  The house met within a month afterwards. Martin led the opposition, and  at times polled eleven votes. The legislation passed'was as contentious as  that passed at the average session, and  Tatlow of Vancouver and Neill of Alberni, both of whom attended the government caucuses, kicked over the  trace at times. Houston of Nelsonj who  did not attend the Vancouver conference, openly characterized the government as a combination of weak-kneed  mossbacks.  The session ended, and a caucus was  held to consider the carrying out of the  pledges made at the Hotel Vancouver  conference. It is said that Dunsmuir,  at that caucus, refused point blank to  make any changes in his ministers.  That is where he committed blunder  No. 3.  In due time, the house met again in  regular session. Before many days.had  elapsed signs of dissatisfaction were  manifest. The Coast-to-Kootenay railway lobbyists began to put up a stiff  fight under the guise of railway competition between the Coast and Kootenay,  and the Crow's Nest Coal Company  crowd wanted a charter, under which to  build a railway from the Crow's Nest  coal mines to a,point on the Great  Northern railway in Montana. These  two crowds formed a combine, and for  a time it appeared as if they would  overthrow the government. Helmcken  of Victoria was slated for premier and  attorney-general, Curtis of Rossland for  minister of mines, Tatlow of Vancouver  tor finance minister, Murphy of West  Yale for commissioner of lands -and  tvorks, and Hayward of Esquimau for  provincial secretary. The president of  the council was to go to any one of the  Martinites who would accept it. "Joe"  Martin was barred from all participation  in the profits  of this coalition.  On a show-down in the house, the  coalition mustered 13 votes; but before  the show-down, Eberts and McBride  shook in their boots for fear that the  ���government would go down to defeat.  Dunsmuir showed no such fear, for he  knew that Martin would not vote with  the Melmcken-Curtis coalition. Dunsmuir had made an agreement with  Martin, so it is said, and that is where  he committed blunder No. 4; and he  committed blunder No. 5 when he attempted to carry the terms of that  agreement out.  The session ended with a more or  less open split in the goyernment forces.  An act was passed at the session was  one making provision for the retirement of the minister of finance. The  office of agent-general at London was  created, and $.10,000 a year voted to  carry on the office, it being distinctively understood that the minister of  finance was to hand in his resignation  on the adjournment of the house and  be appointed agent-general. After the  house adjourned, clays and weeks and  months passed, yet the finance minister's resignation was not forthcoming.  -Hints"wei'e^giveri^liim^  so it is said; but he would not take  them. Finally, the resignation was demanded, and it was given. Then came  the surprise and blunder No. 5. Dunsmuir asked Brown of New Westminster  to become one of his ministers, Brown  accepted. It is claimed that when Dunsmuir insisted in taking Martin's finance  minister into his cabinet as the successor of the resigned finance minister,  there was a revolt. Eberts and McBride said they would resign if he did  so. Dunsmuir did so, and the only resignation handed in was McBrldc's, and  he, probably regretted it within twenty-  four hours, or as soon as he found that  the astute Eberts did not intend to quit  his job. McBride said that he resigned  on principle; that the country had declared against Martin, and that Dunsmuir was going against the wishes of  the country by taking Martin's right  bower into his cabinet. McBride's grand  stand play, however, fell rather flat  when he refused to contest New Westminster against Brown, and put up as  his candidate a man named Gifford, who  had been a strong adherent of Martin's,  and who had been chairman of Brown's  campaign committee in the campaign of  1900, only a year before, but who had  became unfriendly to Brown because of  a faction fight in the Presbyterian  church at New Westminster, in whicli  Brown was trying to oust the church's  pastor. That faction fight in the Presbyterian church lost Brown the election,  but McBride and his friends claimed it  as an expression of public feeling condemning the Dunsmuir government.  The New Westminster election was  held in September, 1901, and in February, 1902, the house again met in session. The opposition had selected McBride for their leader, and they were so  cocksure of overthrowing the government that they could not wait a day.  They started the game on the first day,  having for an audience the crowd that  had came to witness the opening ceremonies. Helmcken started it by moving "that a writ do forthwith issue for  the election of a member to fill the vacancy in the assembly by the resignation  and acceptance of office on the 3rd day  of January, 1901, by the honorable John  Herbert Turner, one of the members for  the Victoria City electoral district." The  motion  was seconded  by McPhillips of  Victoria, and both McPhillips and Helmcken spoke to the motion.    Its passage  meant the defeat of the government, and  the government did  not    know  where  they were at, as they had not expected  the game to be started so soon. Houston  of Nelson, aided by die speaker, saved  the day.   As soon as McPhillips took his  seat, Houston was on his feet, was recognized by the speaker, and moved the  adjournment of the debate.   The speaker  ruled that Houston's motion was not debatable and  put the  question,    lt was  carried by IS to 1G, and the day was saved, much to the disgust of McBride and  his followers.    The next day the writ  for the Victoria election was issued, and  the Helmcken-McPhillips motion was no  longer one on which a fight could  be  made.    The Victoria election was held,  and the candidate of the. opposition, who  had been in tlie field for several months,  was defeated by colonel Prior, who was  a candidate for ten days only.    Prior's  election was a severe blow to the McBride faction, and they have not forgiven him for shattering their schemes  and defeating their personal ambitions.  About this time    (on   Marcr   3rd), it  was announced that speaker Booth had  died, which made a vacancy in North  Victoria.    This was next seized on. by  the McBride faction as the question on  which to overthrow the government. On  March Cth, just three days after the announcement of the speaker's death, McBride, on a question of privilege, moved "that, in the opinion of this house,  a writ should forthwith    issue for the  holding of a bye-election in the district  of North'Victoria, and that the same be  mado returnable at the earliest possible  date."   The motion was defeated, 19 to  16; and although the same question was  brought up  repeatedly afterwards,  the  motion was always voted down, and the  writ for the bye-election in the district  of North Victoria ..had not been' issued  on the day this article was penned.  The session came, to an end on June  21st, four months from the day itppened,  and the government had during that  time, lost the support of Kidd and Oliver  and won the support of Helmcken and  Hayward, the change of front being attributed to the Canadian Northern deal,  by which that road was to get both a  cash bonus and a land subsidy,'but  which resulted in its getting only the  cash bonus. There were several "scenes"  during- the session which were not to  tlie credit of those who took part in  them, .but "scenes" occur in all legislative bodies, so they may be passed  without comment.  A week or ten days before: the house  adjourned, premier Dunsmuir started  for London, so as to be present at the  king's coronation. He was followed by  Eberts, immediately the house adjourned.' In their absence'colonel Prior acted  as premier. It is charged that during  the time he was acting premier he laid  pipe to not only bring about his succession to the premiership, but to form a  government made up wholly of Conservatives. This plan had it been successful would have made Prior both premier  and leader of the Conservative party in  British Columbia.  The Revelstoke convention, held in  September, upset pat-t of the plan, for  the convention re-appointed Charles  Wilson of Vancouver leader of the Conservative party, it being claimed that  Mr. Wilson had not been fairly treated  in the campaign of 1900.  Dunsmuir returned to Victoria in October, and, disgusted with politics, he  determined to resign office as soon as  he could assure himself that his successor could hold a majority of the house.  Last week he selected Prior as his successor, much to the discomfort of Eberts. Prior has succeeded in forming a  zgovernment^by^retaining^hisJate^col^.  leagues in their respective departments  and taking in Murphy of West Yale as  provincial secretary and Mclnnes of  North Nanaimo as president of the  council.  To sum up: The Dunsmuir government was formed by intrigue, continued  in office through intrigue, and its last  days were passed in intrigue. James  Dunsmuir was not a politician when he  accepted office, and he blundered in  calling to his assistance men who placed  their personal ambitions above all other  considerations. While many laws were  passed during the three sessions that  Mr. Dunsmuir was premier, none of  them can be classed as particularly bad  or unwise. A redistribution of seats law  was passed that gives all sections of the  province fair representation in the legislative assembly without cither retaining  existing pocket boroughs or creating new  ones, and Mr. Dunsmuir must be given  credit for aiding in the passage of the  law, as, from the beginning of the last  session until the law was passed and  sanctioned by the lieutenant-governor,  he insisted that the Island representation should be on the same basis as the  representation given the Mainland. Had  James Dunsmuir been advised by broad-  minded, progressive, loyal colleagues,  his administration might have been one  of which the country need not have been  ashamed.  His successor is not likely to have any  greater success, for although he has  taken in two young and able men as colleagues, he is still compelled to depend  on intriguers to keep him in power.  WHO   MAY  VOTE.  Registration of voters fort tlie nex  municipal election will ccfrnmeiice o\\  December 1st and ond on December 31st."  Owners ot real estate of tho assessed  value of $100 will be placed on the list  without personal application, provided they  havo paid nil the ro.-id taxes, electric Unlit  rates, scavenger rates, and license fees  with which they are chargeable. All rates  or taxes chargeable against real estate  need not be paid. These rates and taxes  are real estate taxes, sewer rentals, and  water rates. Householders and holders of  trades licenses can only be placed on  the  -list by their making and delivering to the  city clerk a declaration that they resided  in Nelson on January 1st. 1902, and have  continually resided in Nelson since that  date, and that they have paid all the road  taxes, scavenger rates, electric light  rates, and license fees with which they  are chargeable.  A householder is any person over 21  years of age who occupies a messuage,  dwelling, or tenement, or any part or portion of a messuage, dwelling, or tenement yielding and paying therefor a rental  or rent value of not less than sixty dollars  per   annum.  The holder of ii trades license Is any person whl carries on a business the license  fee for which is not less than live dollars  a year.  The owner of real estate means and  Includes any person holding an estate for  life or of Inheritance (in possession) In  lands within the corporate limits of Nelson.  Tho representative of an incorporated  company which, is the assessed owner of  lands or of improvements within the corporate limits of Nelson, who is duly(  authorized by the directors of the company, can be placed on the list by presenting his credentials to the city clerk  during the month of December.  All voters are required to be British  subjects, and can only vote in the ward  in which they reside; or, if non-resident  owners of real estate, in the ward in which  they have the largest amount of property  in value according to. the assessment roll.  No person shall be entitled to have his or  her name twice entered on the list.  The city clerk prepares the voters' list,  and he must have it closed on or before  the 5th day of January, and within three  days thereafter must have printed copies  of the list, certified correct, posted in at  least ten conspicuous public places in the  municipality. Names placed on or left  off the list improperly may be struck off  or placed on the list by application to the  police magistrate or a county or supreme  court judge.  Election day will be on Thursday, January 15th, 1903, and the polls will be open  from 9 o'clock a. m.   till 7:30 o'clock p. m.  The changes in the act were only made  after a prolonged struggle, the Victoria  members, especially, being much opposed  to them. John Houston, member for Nelson riding, led the fight for the changes,  and the fight was conducted in the open.  TREASURER'S STATEMENT SHOWS NELSON  TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION FINANCIALLY  The long promised report of Ihe city  auditor for the quarter ending September 30th, 1902, has not yet been laid before the city council; but, instead, tlie  eity treasurer has made a statement of  the receipts and disbursements for the ten  months ending October 31st. The treasurer's statement Is probably as good and  as correct a.s the auditor's report would  be. The treasurer's statement shows that  $(",009.21 were received from all sources  and that the disbursements total $.0,-17, or  $10',637.79 in excess of tlie revenue. The  figures are as follows:  GENERAL.  RECEIPTS.  Electric light rates    Water   rates    ,.   Scavenging  rates   Licenses      Police  Court  fines     Miscellaneous      Road  tax     Dog   tax   XI. Permits and cemetery lots   Weigh  Scales  receipts     Public  schools,  per  capita  grant.  Kef und  of duties      Sewer   rentals      Pound        .-.   Supplies   sold      oPublic health   etc.) ...  Kootenay  Refunds   .  rivet    water rights...  8 22-i-cn  18S 50  25 50  . 1S.435 20  . 11,058 IS2  .   3.1-17 36  . 11,320 00  .   1.032 00  .   1,830 00  .      512 00  47. 00  .      215 00  .      ISO 00  .   3,192 11  135 50  19S 21  22 00  73 75  :      306 00  Total $-16,70. 72  HIGH  SCHOOL   BUILDING  Balance on cost of building    5,133 30  UN-EXPLAINABLE.  Cottonwood Creek  $ 420 79  Sundry   creditors   of   19ul... 2,3ti4 ��2   2,7S3 71  CONSTRUCTION   ACCOUNTS.  Sewers $514 22  Electric light  1,550 17  Water-works         320 50  Streets    .,..3,783 02  Sidewalks    2,007 14  Buildings and  grounds  3,209 02'  Fire   depart,   equipment     J70 00   ���  Scavenging   equipment          50 00  Furniture   aiid   Fixtures     00114    12,271 21  INTEREST.  Interest   on   debentures 13,750 00  Total    '. $55,793 SI  DIRECT TAXES.  Real estate taxes    3,185 40  GOVERNMENT    GRANT  For completing High school building   '.     5,030 00  THE OLD CAMPER  has for forty-five years had one article in  his .supply���Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. It gives to soldiers, sailors,  hunters, campers, and miners a daily comfort, "like the old home." Delicious in  coffee,   tea,  and  chocolate.  The Eight Time to  Invest of Speculatein  .ileal Estate Is When  Sellers Are Hard Up op  Prices Abnormally Low  The undersigned has been authorized to  offer for sale W. H. Brandon's addition to  Slocan City. The addition contains SO  acres, a part of which has been platted.  Of the lots platted, 134 remain unsold. Of  tho unplatted portion (50 to CO .acres) 40  acres are suitable for gardening or orcharding, being the finest land in Slocan  valley and can be easily cleared and irrigated. The addition has a "water-works  system of its own. Tlie big sawmill that  has been bon'used by Slocan City will be  j2pectecL_.on^lantU=immediately~adjacent=to=  Brandon's addition. Included are five  buildings, which now rent for $500 a year.  Selling price, $7,000. Terms, $3,500 cash  and the balance on time.  I also have instructions to offer for snlo  the following pieces of real estate In Ncl-  VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, north frontage, between Josephine  and Hull streets, unimproved. Price $l,2t!0  cash.  BAKER STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, south frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price, $5,000  or will put lot against permanent improvements to cost $5,000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet,  north frontage, between Hall and Hendryx streets. Improvements, 5-room cottage,   with  all   conveniences.    Price,  $2,500.  Total   receipts     ............4.1,00!) 21  ORDINARY    DISBURSEMENTS  Fire   department   maintenance.... .$ 5,010 00  Police   department   maintenance... 4,282 41  Scavenging   depart,   maintenance.. 4,085 16  Legal expenses '.. S(il 15  Miscellaneous   5SS 41  Printing  and   stationery  6S0 02  Salaries of mayor,  city clerk, eity  treasurer, and  assistant  clerks.. 4,480 00  Sewer   maintenance  403 55  Electric light maintenance, (wages,  etc.)    5,082 01  Electric light, maintenance (power  purchased)  3,237 51  Water  works  maintenance  2,000 45  Public   health  2.4GS 99  Interest   on   overdraft     1,300 93  N. E. Tramway Co......  11160  Donations   and   subscriptions  2,193 15  Fuel and light  17,95  Dog tax ..   .................... 23 25  P. Buildings and grounds mainten. CIS 66  Public schools  (teachers'   salaries,  $80,647 00  Tlio above figures show that the city  received $55,793.81 from ordinary sources of  revenue and expended $16,700.72 in payment of ordinary expenses. In addition to  the $55,793.81 received from ordinary revenue, the provincial government granted  the city $5,030 towards the cost of the  high school building, and $3,1S5.40 were  collected from real estate taxes. Thus the  city council had the  Difference between ordinary receipts and ordinary expenditures.$9,087 09  Real .estate taxes    3.1S5 40  High school building grant ...5,030 00  A  total of ....". $17,302 49  witli which to meet disbursements for  completing the high school building and  for accounts that can properly be classed  as assets, air of which totalled $17,104.57,  or $102.08 in excess of the amount on hand.  To this excess should be added the following: O   '      '  Excess  as  above  $ 102 08-  Debchture   Interest     13,750 00  Unexplalnable disbursements      2.7S5 71  Or a total of  .....$10,637 79  as  the deficit for  the  ten  months  ending  October 31st.  To meet this deficit are the uncollected  real estate taxes for the current year.  The "unexplalnable disbursements" should  be explained by some one. Is it not an  absurd system of bookkeeping to enter.  $2,364.92 as paid to "sundry creditors of  1901"?    What  did. these  sundry. creditors-  sell the city? Did they sell the city feed  for the horses used in the scavenging department, or clothes for tlie policemen,  or gum boots for the firemen, or Buppiles  for the electric light or water-works systems? Was the disbursement for "Cottonwood creek" made at the time the  high water washed out COO feet of the  water-works pipe line. The interested  reuder, if ho Is u tnxpayer, can judge  which of tho city departments are run  economically nnd which are run extravagantly by studying the figures given  above.  The high school building has cost the  city less* than $500. The cost was a little  over $10,000, all of which, except the architect's fees and the extras, was secured  from the province by John Houston, the  member for Nelson riding.  The deficit on December 31st, 1901.  wus $18,692 44  The deficit on this year's transactions   is     16,637 79  The sinkiilg fund requirements for  this  year   will   take .....'.7 9,900.00  Total  ..........$45,230 23  To   offset   or   to   meet   the   above  requirements are-  Arrears  of  real   .estate,   taxes  and unpaid  real estate  taxes  for   1902    .. :..:......". 30,764 07  Arrears of water rates.. ....   4,093 60  Arrears   of   sewer  rentals  and  unpaid  rentals for 1902      4,660 04  *  Or a total  of .......$39,518.31  ail   of, which  is  chargeable  against  land,  therefore, should  be considered  a  collectable   asset.    The   deficit   on   October: 31st .  then   is   the   difference   between   $39,618.31*  and, $45,230.23, which Is $5,711,92.    The.coun-'  ell   may  claim   as  an   offset  against  this,  deficit   the   amounts   due   as   arrears-for  rates   that   are   not   chargeable   ���against  land, namely:  Electric  light  rates ....$4,601 81  Scavenger rates 7  1,497 45  Licenses     465 00  A   total' of ...$6,564 26  which If they could be collected promptly  would more than wipe out the deficit. The  receipts from ordinary sources from November 1st till December 31st should be  sufficient to . pay all disbursements that  will have to be made for ordinary expenditures.  The City of Nelson, therefore,, should,  on December 31st, stand on an even keel.  It will have an'overdraft at the bank, but  every dollar of the overdraft should be  offset by collectable rates.and taxes.  BENEFICIAL DOMINION LEGISLATION A.SKED  FOR    BY    PRACTICAL    BUSINESS   MEN  For     further     particulars,     address     or  apply to  JOHN HOUSTON,  Room 9, Madden Block, Nelson, B.C.  HARRY H. WARD  Accident Insurance  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker   Stiee  Nelson,   B.   C.  '. As an aftermath of the conference held  last week at Sandon between W. A.  rGalliher, M. P., and the silver-lead mine-  owners of Kootenay in respect to government aid for the silver-lead mining industry, a meeting was held at Nelson on  Monday in the board of trade rooms, 'to  whicli all were invited who were interested in the question, and from which  newspaper men were not barred. The  attendance was large and was representative. There were mine-owners, mine managers,-mine lawyers, mine politicians, mining supply dealers, smelter mant.rfer.s,  smelter superintendents, merchants, real  estate owners, preachers, doctors, and  newspapermen. Some of those present  were too diffident to give expression to  their views, but those who did express  their views seemed to be in real earnest.  There were a few hoL-shot exchanges at  short range and the only man who said  ho was wounded in the exchange was a  mine lawyer from Rossland.  The meeting was called to order by Chris  Morrison, vice-president of the Nelson  Board of Trade, who after stating the  object of the mooting, asked G. O.  Buchanan, president of the Federated  Boards of Trade, to take the chair. Mr.  Buchanan did so gracefully. On motion,  .RpberL J.._HamlUon...of_Nulsun-_wns_^in.u.dti_  secretary.  The Tribune has not space to detail  all the preliminary proceedings or give  any of the speeches in full. There were  three distinct propositions laid before the  meeting,   and  each   had   its  advocates.  One proposition was that all mining  machinery and mining supplies should be  admitted to Canada free of duty. This  proposition was coupled with another to  the effect that the Dominion government  should pay a bounty of three-quarters of  a cent a .pound on all lead produced from  Canadian ores for a period of live years,  the bounty to be decreased one-eighth of  n cent per pound per annum. These  propositions wore offered by A. C. Gall  and llnnvy Roy, and wero supported by  E. U. Kirby and Smith Curtis of Rossland, and A. II. Kelly and T. C. Duncan of  Nelson.  The second proposition asked for au Increase of import duties on lead and its  products, so that the Canadian duties  would be the same as those imposed by  the United States under the Dingley tariff.  This proposition came from J. J. Campbell of Kelson, and was .supported by \V.  J. Caldwell of Ainsworth, and Robert  Robertson, Jacob Dover and others of  Nelson. II. Ii. Croasdaile sought to  amend this proposition by a clause that  favored the payment of lower bounties  than the clause which was proposed by  Henry Roy to be added to the Gait proposition.  Tlie third and last proposition was  that the duties on lead and its  products be increased so as to be on a  parity with the duties that protectee! other  Canadian raw materials and their manufactures, and that all mining and smelting machinery and supplies of a kind not  manufactured in Canada be admitted  duty free. This proposition wa.s moved  by John Houston and seconded by AV. J.  Wilson, both of Nelson.  G. O. Buchanan made a lengthy speech,  in whicli he outlined the situation, and  gave his opinions as to how relief could  best be obtained, and they were so clearly  expressed that they were very generally  accepted as  being on  the right  lines.  \V. A. Galliher said he was not present  to venture his opinions on the question,  but was present solely to hoar the opinions of others. As then! were some doubts  as to the action taken at the Sandon meeting, lie would state for the information  of   those   present   who   had   not   attended  the Sandon meeting, that that meeting  had agreed to ask for an increase of duties on lead and lead products, so that the  Canadian duties would be the same as  tlie duties imposed by the United States  under the Dingley tariff; but* that the  Sandon meeting had not asked that mining machinery and supplies be admitted  free of duty. He then said if he were  allowed to express an opinion, it would  bo to the effect that the resolutions offered, by Mr. Houston be accepted, for  while they did not go as far as the Sandon resolutions went in the direction of  an increase in duties, they went as far as  the government would bo likely to go,  which wus a strong point in their favor.  And on. the other hand, while tliey did  not go as far as the Gait resolutions did  in asking for the admission duty free of  all machinery and supplies used in mining,  they, went so far in that direction, that  .what was asked for could not well be  opposed by Eastern Canadian manufacturers, and could not be objected to by the  government on any other grounds than  that' of reducing the revenue, a reduction  so small that it would not be  felt. Mr, Galliher also said that he was  not aware that the Dominion government,  or any other government, for that matter,  had ever paid  bounties direct Xg=tlie_pro-_  -dut^rs^r=fifW^*fiateriaK  After a lengthy speech from Smith Curtis, tlie chairman put tlie Houston resolutions, as they were offered as a substitute  for all the other resolutions, and they  were   carried   without' a   dissenting  voice.  Robert Robertson of Nelson moved that  the resolutions as passed be llrst .submitted to the Slocan mine-owners for their  approval before they be presented to the  government, and that Mr. Galliher and  Mr. Buchanan be appointed a com mil tee  to lay tlie resolutions before the Slocan  mine owners and urge their acceptance.  The molioii  was adopted.  \\". A. Macdonald of Nelson moved that  :i delegation of four be selected to accompany Mr. Galliher to Ottawa to aid  him in every way possible in presenting  the question at issue to (lie government,  and that one of the delegates be selected  by the Slocan silver-lead mlnc-oivncrs.  one by the smellers, one by the Nelson  Board of Trade, and one by the British  Columbia Mining Association. The motion  was adopted.  John Houston of Nelson moved that  G. O. Buchanan be appointed the delegate from the board of trade. He said  that Mr. Buchanan was one of the best  posted men in the country on the lead  question, and, besides, he was of the same  political faith as Mr. Galliher and of tlie  party in power at Ottawa. He also suggested thai all the delegates selected be  good "Grits," as governments took more  kindly to advice from party followers  than from political opponents.  The motion was adopted, and tlie meeting adjourned after passing a vote of  thanks to the chairman and to the most  efficient  secretary.  of commons for Yale-Cariboo, W. A. Galliher, Esq., to press upon-the government  the necessity for the legislation outlined  above, and that he urge all the members  for British Columbia to unite with him,  so thai, any representations he may make  will be backed up by a solid delegation.  *  .   ::.     :��� ���- , ' -I  Drink  ���B_Bi'__B*-Nn_aM___����-|  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains oj  lithia carbonate.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker of  First-class Hand-made  Boots  and-Shoes.=Ward -Street���next-new^PoBt"  offlce Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly    and    Promptly   Dona  Satisfaction Guaranteed ln all Work  THE  RESOLUTION ADOPTED.  Whereas, it is desirable in the interests  of the silver-lend mining and smelting  industries of British Columbia that the  duties on pig lead and the products thereof  imposed by the Dominion should lie in-  cre'.ised so as to be oil a parity with the  duties on other raw materials and their  manufactures which are the product of  Canada;   and  Whereas, it i.s desirable in the Interests  of the mining industry generally that all  machinery and supplies used in mines and  smelters of a kind not manufactured In  Canada be admitted   free of duty:  Therefore, be it resolved that we request the member in  tlie Dominion  liouse  TELEPKONh  117.  Work   Called   for  nn.i  Returned.  Boot and Shoe Repairing  IN' CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  H. LAWRENCE  All  Work  Done  in  Thorough  and  Workmanlike Manner.  Tenders.  Crow's  Nest   Land   &  Development  Co.,  Limited. (In Liquidation.)  Tenders will be received by A. B. Dip-  lock, Liquidator for above company, until  November 29th, 1902, for the sale either en  bloc or separately of the following parcels  of land situate In Group 1, Kootenay district, abutting on and lying to the north  of Moyie lake, subject to an agreement  whicli has been entered Into for the sale  of the timbers on the said lands.  Lot 27US Group 1, Kootenay District, 640  acres; Lot 2709 Group 1, 'Kootenay District,  2GS acres; Lot 2S00 Group 1, Kootenay District. 153 acres; Lot 279 Group 1, Kootenay  District, C-10 acres; Lot 10S6 Group 1, Kootenay District, 1C0 acres.  The highest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. For further particulars apply to  A. B. DIPLOCK,  Liquidator, Vancouver, B. C, or to  C.  O.  PLUNKETT,  Solicitor,   Vancouver,  B.   C.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, "W. F.  M.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage  scale for Nelson district: . Machine  miners. $3.50; hammersmen, $3.25; mine  laborers, $1. Thomas Roynan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Vlsltingr  brethern cordially invited.  TO RENT.  FURNISHED Rooms; from $5 to *7.50 per  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lako street, east of Cedar strwt The Nelson Tribune  w  I    &**-i  iu  p  i  The J, H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  ���  LIMITED  '   IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY   ���  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST,  NELSON   B.C.  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated i'ipes  Loewa Pipes  S/sTobacco    H. J. PHAIB, Propr.  Turkish Cigarettes .���,   ,      , , n ,  .,  Monopoi cigarettes Wholesale an.d Retail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and G. B. 13. Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of imported and domestic cigars  the Queen  igar  Tobaccor-ist  Telephone 194  tore  Baker Street, NELSON,8, C,  orm  JAS.  i......9999999999999......������������������������*���******************  Right. G '.odd  Hold at,  Higlit t-Ticei  in  Itiffht Way-)  Jacob Dover% The Jeweler  Nelson, B. G. &-  Itifcht Goods  S >ld Ht  Right Prices  in  Right Ways  ESTABLISHED  IN ^-JELSON   IN  1S90  WHATEVER is es-  specially beautiful  or particularly desirable in watches  is here in generous  provision. Whatever is exceptional  in value for the  price, or remarkable in price for the  value, in chains is  to be found in my  stock. Whatever appeals to the appreciation of legitimate c-customers   In  the way of proper  practices and right  methods, has place  in my business policy. I am prepared  as never before in  November to meet  the ' requirements -  and quick demands  of my customers.  Our service is at  its best, our stock  at its fullest, our  prices most Inviting. We wait your  commands.  Kipbt Goods  Sold at  Right Prices  in  Rtehr, Ways  Mall  Orders Have Our Prompt Attention.  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  Rtehc Goods  Sold at  Right Prices  in  Right Ways  For   Christmas   Cakes  ORANGE, CITRON and LEMON PEAL  and CLEANED RASINSand CURRANTS  Also Allen's Cider for iviince Pies.  PHONE  161  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Biook, fiekon- Grocers and Provisions Dealers  w^^^^  V'V^*/VVV*'-i>V*W'--*>***-'-'***^^ VV  We Can Save You Money By I  Purchasing Now  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS   BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S DESKS     ���  i.OCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFET3  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  D. McARTHUR & 00.  Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson, B  MORLEY h CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN ANO DISTRICT  There are two big buildings under way  iu Nelson, One is being- erected by the  Dominion ot* Canada, and it will, when  completed, house all tlie federal officials  in the town. The other when completed  will house the most elegant hearse ever  brought to the Pacific Coast. D. J. Robertson,   the  furniture  man,  brought  it.  James A. Gilker, Nelson's pioneer clothier, says that he might advertise dress  suits for tlie St. Andrew's Society ball.  which takes place on Monday niglit. but  the weather indicates that those who attend that great annual society event will  need storm ulsters, and he has them In unrivalled  goods  at  ���$!>  each.  AV. F. Teetzel & Co. have decided to  make a cleanup, and are offering everything in their immense stock of drugs and  druggists' sundries at 50 cents on the  dollar. The sale will begin on Monday  morning at S o'clock.  William Thompson, Rossland; J. Still-  well Clute, Rossland; J. B. Kinty, Rossland; Mrs. A. Brskine Smith, Grand  Forks; Miss I. Hardwicke, Grand Forks;  and Elias Rogers and daughter, Toronto,  are staying at the Phair.  Fred Irvine & Co. expect to be in their  new store in the Burns block on Wednesday. In the meantime they are letting- go  bargains in ail   lines of dry goods.  Born at Nelson on Thursday, tlie 271 h  instant, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hamilton  of  Mill street,   a daughter.  15. R. young, tlie maker of coal barons,  has moved to Vernon, where lie has purchased  a   residence.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED.  One Week Only  If you want somthing choice try any  ��� 0  of he following vegetables or fruits:  One dozen S. & W. Peas   One dozen. S. & W. Beans   One dozen S. & W. Corn   One dozen S. & W. 3-lb Peaches..  One dozen S. & W.3-lb Pears....  One dozen S. & W. 3-lb Plums ?4  One dozen S. & W. 3-lb Cherries.....?!  ,?2  ?2  ?2  ?4  ?4  One dozen S. & W. 3-lb Apricots 54  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED.  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Auction  OF  HOUSEHOLD  FURNITURE.  Under instructions from Mrs. C. Mc-  Adam. we will offer for sale by public  auction at her residence in Bogustown, on  the street car line, in rear of Grove Hotel,  nesdayen C - .l,c eh.S hrdul tnoin lirdlu  aril of her household furniture, on  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON,  at 2.30 o'clock, including drawing-room,  bed-room, and kitchen furniture. A few  of   the   articles  are:  MORICE   CHAIRS,  DINNER, TEA SETS.  SINGER   SEWING   MACHINE,  GOOD  CHEER  COOKING   STOVE,   for  wood  or  coal.  CHINA  CABINET,  EXTENSION  DINING   TARLK,  LOUNGES,  ROCKERS,  ETC.,  ETC.  AUCTIONEERS.  TERMS CASH  C. A. Waterman & Co.  AUCTIONEER.  Sk, ^A^i^L^L ^l^L^L^L^L^L^t, ^L^L^l^L^L^LSk, M^i^L^L^^L ^Dmt^L^^l^L^l^L ^L^L^L^L  #.���*���   "i   s*    ��,��r   fir   t.c   is    ��!������. . f\    ��;-*    f>    fi��.     ifC  ����   xv   f,sr   ��,*.    t/r   r*.     ue >v   f��r   ts   **?  '���>*    it*   *.*   it*   ��,��r   ��,��r   f.*r   tic   i.c    ��Sr   t,c   ffir   ifsr  ^FRED IRVINE & CO  Moving:  -���*���*,  Tf  ���_��-*  Tr  Tr  Tf  ���2*0  Tf  Tr  Tr  ���Tf  ^'  Tf  &  7r  Tr  Tf  Tr  Tr  jafc-  Tf  *^Ay  Tf  -jf  Monday and Tuesday Our  Last Two  Days  When   we   will   offer   Immense  Bargains   throughout   our  entire   stock.  Wednesday, December  3rd.,  We will be ready for Business In Our New Premises.  ���Xmm*mmmmmWJjat  NE &  * **% *% T%# ?MS?^ -%-%-%**%-%^ T^^^ff*- i^^Mki^ #r-^*ffV #-%-^-^-  o  O"  ���  0  o .  6  O  ��  0  o  o  ,e  9  o  e  t>  o  ���  ��  e  o  e  e  o  e  a  8  ��  0  it  9  ��  9  0  >.so��oosa��oo��oo����ooo<��*��eoe  e  e  a  STOP  THAT  Don't let it linn'g on! Don't do  it! It's terribly hard on your  throat. Resides, tin-re's no use in  lotting it run. It's a tax on your  strength, and' pulls you down.  Take  a  hint���our  Compound Syrup of  ite Piqe ar|d Tar  0  ��  ��  ���  0  '��  e  9  e  ���  9  9  e  e  9  0  ���  e  will stop coughing if anything  will. There may be a few complicated cases, which it will not  cure, but in'such, we refund your  money.    Price,   25e.   and   50c.  Canada Drug & Book  ���Company: Limited  NELSON.  0000 00000000 0 0000000000  AUCTIONSALE  ^mis Saturday Ifiernoon  and Evening" and Every  Evening Next Week-  GROCERIES  COFFEE?, THA, CANNED  GOODS, PRESERVES,  ETC.  CLOTHING  HATS, CAPS, BOOTS,  SHOES, GENT'S FURNISHINGS, LADIE'S  GOSSAMERS, DOLLS,  ETC.  "Wo   have   conclii*l*ii  to   Discontinue  the   RataiL   Dm*   ..nsiness   and   on  ,  DECEMBER  UNTIL   DISPOSED   OF.  We will  offer for  Hale our entire Stock  of Drugi, Ding Sundries,   Toilet  Articles Etc, AT COST.  We give below pricua on a few articles which will give an idea of prices.of aU  onr stock:,. 7  PERUNA- -        ������������'-���. .  PINKHAM'S VEG. COMPOUND  ENOS FRUIT SALT  PAIN'S  CELERY   COMPOUND  BEEF,    IRON  and WINE  CASTORIA - ���-���  CUTICURA    SOAP . -  PACKER'S TAR SOAP       - -  HONEY ALMOND CREAM  BROMO---OUININE     TABLETS  MENNEN'S TALCUM  POWDER  WILD CHERRY SPRUCE and TAR  WHITE    PINE  and  TAR,   Small  WHITE   PINE   and  TAR,    Large  THOMAS ELECTRIC OIL  PAIN KILLER       - -  AUGUST FLOWERS  B ROCH ES GERM A N.S_YRUP  STEARE'S HEAD-ACHE WAFERS  SEIDLITZ POWDERS  FURNITURE  C. A, Waterman & Co.  Hume Building, Vernon Street,  Auctioneers.  Tooth Brushes, Hair Brushes, Nail Brush-  Mirrors of all kinds. Perfumes In hulk  nnd Gens Purses, Cheteliene nnd Wrist  dlnary and rubber; Tooth Powders and  hundreds of other articles, al to lbe  We have a well assorted line of goodp  ing' of Ladies' nnd Gents' Travelling Cases,  cases, Ladies' Needle Cases, and many  day  trade.  These goods are ottered for cash only,  November 30th.  Bring' your prescriptions nnd receipts to  dlnary  prices.  F. TEETZEL & CO.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets, NELSON.  Corner  Columbian  Avenue and Lincoln Street,  ROSSLAND.  es, Bath Brushes, Shaving Brushes, Hand  or by the. bottle, Soaps of all kinds, Ladles'  Bags, Combs of all kinds, Sponges, or-  Washes, Hot Water Bottles, Syrups, and  sold at cost.  suitable   for  Christmas  Presents,   consis  Manicure   Sets,    Atomizers,    Perfumes   In  other lines bought'purposely for the holi-  No credit will be given  to any one after  us and   we  will   fill   them  at  half  the  or-  Received  and How in Stock  of This Year's Pack of Canned Goods. Our Own Brand,  "Tartan." The best Canned  Goods made in Canada.  Morrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phono  134'  Tremont Bloclc, Baker St.  Dorj't Worry  But    replace    that    unsatisfactory    suit  with one of  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, comfortable;  suits. You will find Gee in the Tremont  Block, Baker street.  Nelson.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  GELIGNITE T,ie stronSest and Best fplosive iq the Market  Manufactured by the HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR., MaanLfacturers of  District Mgr., Nelson, b.c.    High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining an,. Blasting Powder  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. C.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, J-sephir-e St., Nelson  : GALT COAL ���  ���      AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS      ���  . Terms Spot Cash e  W. P. TIERNEY,       :  Baker Street.   ���  ���   Telephone 2B5  A. 3  THE    WEJiKLY    TRIBUNE,   $1.00   a   Year.

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