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 l0on  Saturday Mornmg, December 6, 1902  SLOGAN ZING MINES SHOULD NET OWNERS PROFITS OF A MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR  MINE-OWNERS MUST WELL LEARN A LESSON IF THEY WOULD WIN PUBLIC SUPPORT  Probably \V. A. Galliher, M. P., will  think twice before   he   again asks tlio  mining men of Kootenay to confer with  him  in regard to matters affecting the  mining industry.    This is not because  there are not level-headed and fair-minded men engaged in mining in Kootenay,  but because where    there    is one such  there are two or perhaps three conceited  prigs or bumptious asses.    For the last  tw o years mining men have claimed that,  their industry has been handicapped by  hostile legislation, both at Ottawa  and  Victoria, and it. would only be reasonable  to suppose  that  if  their  contention   is  correct,  that in  two years  they would  be able to agree    on the    remedy that  would cure the evil  they complain of.  But they  no more agree on  a  remedy  than on the ills  from   which  they say  they suffer.   One says the duty on min- I  ing supplies and    machinery    is a burthen that should  be removed;  another  says such duties are of no consequence.  One says that the duti_s on pig lead and  its products should    be   increased to a  parity  with   the   Dingley  Tariff  of  tho  United States;   another says increasing  ance; while a third would do away with  ance; while a third wuold do away with  all  duties and    pay    bounties instead.  One  says  that  the  mine-owner  should  be  permitted   lo    ship    his ore  to  the  United States, there to be smelted, refined, and corroded, then shipped  back  into Canada on payment of a 15 per cent  duty, not on the value of the lead, but  on the cost of refining the lead. Another  would abolish all duties and all taxes.  Pew seem to understand that Canada is  a  nation   with  a  iiscal   policy   that  is  supposed to work to the best advantage  of the greatest number of people, sind  that this policy will not be changed to  suit individuals'of communities or special interests.   When the mining men of  Kootenay are able to present a united  front on'questions that concern them,  they will  find  the people of Kootenay  ready and willing to help them. But  they must first learn a lesson and learn  it well. The lesson is a short one. It is:  "Canada is for the people who live and  work  in  Canada."  WORK SUSPENDED.  Work has been suspended at the Second Relief mine near Erie and at the  Queen mine near Salmo, two properties  that gave employment to about  50 men. The Second Relief closed  down because of a shortage of  water, its compressor plant and  mill hoiiv being run by water  power. It is said that work will  be again started up in the spring.  Tlie property is owned by Finch  & Campbell, tlie mine operators,  of Spokane. The ore is free-  milling gold. The Queen was operated under lease, on a percentage basis, by what is known as  the Holmes Syndicate, who also  had a bond on the property. A  largo payment became due on the  bond this week, and the syndicate did not care to make it, not  because the property was not  looking well, but because quite  a large expenditure would have  to be made for both plant and  development work before results  could be obtained. The owners,  John A. Turner, William Waldie,  and M. Scully, would not renew  the lease on the terms proposed,  by the syndicate, so work was  suspended, and the property now  reverts to the owners. The  Queen is dlso a free-milling gold  properly.  CENTER STAR ANNUAL REPORT.  The Annual Report of the Center Star  Mining Company takes up nearly a page  of the Rossland Miner of Thursday, and  strange to say, although much attention  is given to details of cost of production  and operation, there is not a word about  the inquitious 2 per cent tax. This is  all the more strange, seeing that Edmund P. Kirby is general manager of  tons from stopes. The cost of stoping  the ore is put down at ?2.93 per ton. and  the cost of production at $2.67. The expenses of development per ton of ore  sold is put down at $12.89, and the feet  of work done is placed at 4,563. The net  value of the ore.shipped, after deducting all direct and Indirect smelting  charges, was $8.09, a ton, as against ?8.64  m 1901, $10.57 in 1900/and $12.91 in 1899.  feet of development work.  As no reference is made to tbe 2 per  cent tax in any of the statements of cost  printed in the Miner, The Tribune will  make some, based on the above figures.  Two per cent on the net value of the ore  shipped���on $89,752.97���is $1,795.06. If  the tax was paid as it is in Montana (3  per cent on the net profits), that is, 3  per cent on $60,193.15,  it would have  trator can be erected and put in operation the mine would shortly afterwards  be in a position to pay off its comparatively small indebtedness and resume  the payment of dividends.  BIG BOND.  Camborne Miner: "Joseph Gottlieb claims.,to have a deal pending on the Lucky Joe group. The  amount involved is said to be $250,000  and the next mail due here on Monday  will,'Mr. Gottlieb claims, contain a letter  for him enclosing the first payment on  the .quarter of a million bond."  TRIBNUE ADVERTISER'S REPORT.  W. F. Teetzel & Co.���"The largest  sales we have ever had since coming to  Nelson." Fred Irvine & Co.���"We now  have the finest dry goods store  in British Columbia." Jacob  Dover���"I never was so busy in  my life." James A. Gilker���"I  have gloves enough, in stock to  supply every man in Kootenay  with two pair. J. A. Kirkpatiick  & Co., Limited���"We are doing  so much business we haven't time  to write advertisements." Morrison & Caldwell���"Our customers  are supplied with the best goods  made in Canada." John A.  Irving & Co.���"We feed the hungry with' orange peel and slake  the thirst of the thirsty with  Allen's cider." C. A. Waterman  & Co.���"What we don't sell isn't  worth buying."  practical mining men at its head, the  success of the company is imminent  This company will take active controi  of these properties as soon as possible  and work will be begun at once on the  Primrose. The Primrose is about seven  miles from Ferguson up the North  Fork."  Tilt!*  MINING   INDUSTRY'  IN   BRITISH:  COLTM B'LV���The Carmi  Mine,  on  tho  West   Fork   of   Kettle   River,   Yale   District.  the Center Star company.  For the year ending September 30th,  1902, the company sold 11.0S7 tons of  ore, 1,018 tons of which were taken out'  in doing development work and 10,069  The net value of the shipments amount-  <-d to $S9.752.97, from which should be  deducted $29,559,82, the cost of production, this leaves $60,193.15 as the profits,  not counting the cost of doing the 4,563  been $1,805.79, or $10.73 more than under the British Columbia rate of taxation.  The report says large bodies of ore are  blocked out, and as soon as a concen-  NEW COMPANY.  Lardeau Eagle: "A new mining  company has been formed at Minneapolis, Minnesota, called the  Lardeau - Duncan Development  Company, of British Columbia,  with J. M. Miller, president,  Thomas K. Fisher, secretary,  Walter C. Brnndage, treasurer,  Adolph E. L. Johnson, attorney.  The company has been organized  for the purpose of further developing the Primrose and the Golden Circle properties and, has  opened up offices in Minneapolis  for the placing of these properties  on a paying basis. The primary interest of the company is in the development  of properties in the Lardeau-Duncan district of British Columbia, and under a  good conservative management and with  ZINC SHIPMENTS COMMENCED.  ��� It is reported that the Blue Bell mine  and Pilot Bay smelter are under option  to parties interested in zinc ore shipments. These properties belong to the  Bank of Montreal, and are in charge or  the manager of the Dank's branch at  Nelson. He has been sick for ten days,  so it is hardly probable that the report  is based on anything more solid than  street rumor." But zinc ore is being  shipped. One hundred ahd twenty tons  from the Payne mine went ��� through  Kaslo this week, and on to the smelter-  it Iola, Kansas, over the Great Northern -  railway and its connections. Shipments  from tbe Slocan Star, Ivanhoe, and Bosun would go over the Canadian Pacific,  via the Crow's Nest branch. It is estimated that the Slocan mines can easily  produce 6,000 tons of zinc ore a month, ���  which should net the owners a million  dollars a year. This with the values  in the silver-lead ores shipped should  make the Slocan a good poor man's  country once more, t'he shipments of  silver-lead ore through Kaslo for eleven  months this year aggregate 14,000 tons,  ,vhich is over 2,000 tons in excess of what  vas shipped during the same months last  year. The shipments via the Canadian  Pacific will aggregate as much more, so  the production this year will be fully  up to that of last year in tonnage, if not  in value. The outlook, for the Slocan is  not .at all gloomy, and The Tribune predicts that next year will find Kaslo,  Whitewater, McGuigan, Three Forks,  Sandon, New Denver, Silverton, and  Slocan City all doing a thriving business.  Facts  Electric Light System and Business  The people of Nelson, even those who  have no vote as property-owners, are interested in the passage of the loan bylaw that i.s to be voted on ou Wednesday,  tlie 17th instant. If the by-law is carried,  the money ($150,000) borrowed is to be.iised  in installing an electric power plant at a  site on Kootenay river.  ' The first definite steps In the matter  were taken by tlie city council in 1900.  That council was made up of John Houston, mayor, and A. h. McKillop, AVilliam  Irvine, Dr. E. C. Arthur, aldermen for the  AVest ward, and Dr. G. A. B. Hall, Chris  Morrison, and AV. J. AVilson, aldermen  from the Bast ward, purine; the year u  water record was obtained from Kootenay river and land suitable for a power  site was staked and applied for. The council of 1901. was made up of Frank Fletcher, mayor, and Thomas Madden, Harold  Selous, and John Hamilton, aldermen  from the AVest ward, and John A. Irvine,  AV. G. Gillett, and John Paterson, aldermen from the Fast ward. Thoy passed  a by-law appropriating money for the  purchase of the land staked by the council in' 1900. The council this year is made  up of Frank Fletcher, mayor, and Thomas  Scanlan, John Hamilton, and Harold  Selous, aldermen from tho West ward.  =nnd*=John^Ar^lrvini_,-^ehris-^Morrisniiriiurd-  R. AV. Drew, aldermen from the East  ward. The by-law that is to lie voted on  on tlie 17lh is their work.  assessed value of���  j J. A. Kirkpatriek (K. AV. C.  block).? 53,  I P.   Lamont    '.." .....' ������  J.  Fred Hume  ..;. ������������  Thomas   Madden   AV.   P.   Tierney   James A.  Gilker   'John J. Malone (Malone & Tregillus)  John   Houston   Jacob   Dover   H.   Amos      Harry  Houston  Limited   D.  McArthur   ,..  A.   J.   Marks   ..  (N.   S.   &   P.   Mills,  500  ,400  ,650  ,300  ,100  500  165  750  200  650  575  650  500  The people are not all of ono opinion on  the question, and the following may ln-  takon as fair samples of the views hold  by men who are looked upon as practical  and   successful   business   men:  J. A. KIRKPATRICK���1 am in favor or  the by-law. I shall vote for it, and hope-  It will be carried. I am in favor of municipal  ownership  of  public   utilities.  The following named property-ownors  cxpress equally ns strong opinions in favor of the by-law: !'��� Lamont, .1. Fred  Hume, Thomas Madden, \V. I'. Tierney.  James A. Gilker, John J. Malone, John  Houston, Jacob Dover, II. Amos, \V. .11.  Houston, D. McArthur, and A. ,1. Marks.  Thoso  gentlemen  own   real   estate   of   the  Total      $193,240  T. S. McPHERSON���I believe in ��� the  necessity of the plant, nnd that the  installation of one such as proposed in  the by-law can be carried through successfully. As to whether the present is  the best time, if tho proposition is a business ono, as I consider it is, the present is  the only time.  Mi'.   McPherson   is  a  business  man,   but  does not own real estate.    His views voice  lh_ opinions nf iho following named busi-  l ness men  who are  not owners of real es-  1 tale:    .1.  O.  Palennude, Harry MeLeod,  J.  M^\='D{ir<ndson'r^"llJ^IIu'iterrnT7^1-I1*=Vfmr--=  I stone. Arthur Geo.  \V.  Brown,  \V.  R. -Mc-  I  Lean. I). .1.  Robertson, .1. C. Thelin, R. N.  Riblet.   .1.   A.   Dowar   and   Fred   Starkey.  As   those   gentlemen   arc   not   owners   of  real  estate,  they  will not vote on  tho bylaw,   but   their  inlluence   will   he   used   to  secure its passage.  The property owners who favor the bylaw, but llrst want export reports on cost  nf Installation are represented by the  views  nf���  VV. R. SEATLE���T am in favor of the  by-law, but would like lo hear the report  of an expert llrst. While tin; scheme Is  ii good nno, Il Is of enurse hard to say  whether the present is a wise period to  go ahead with It, nnd we can not have  inn niiieh infnrniiillnn about it before de-  elding.  The   fnllowlng   named   property   owners  are  in   this  class:    AV.  J.  AVilson,  Robert  Hood,  and  J.  AV.  Holmes.    They arc assessed as follows: _7 .-'-,.  W.   Xi. -Seatle  7.......^....7.7'.';..;:7^27;oob  Robert   Hood    ���' .,    1,800  AV.   J.   AVilson    4,225  J.   AV.   Holmes    2,200  Total   $35,225  Business men who are not real estate  owners who hold like views are: Frank  Gihbs and J.  M.  Lay.  Property owners who hadn't time to  talk, or who did not care to express an  opinion, are: AV. F. Teetzel, who is assessed for $5,700. Business men who are  not owners of real estate and who are in  the same busy conditi6n as Mr. Teetzel  are: Fred Irvine, I-I. Gigot, AV. J. Kerr,  and AA*.  A.  Galliher.  Property-owners who first want tho cily to  own a suitable site, and then get expert  reports on cost of installation, before submitting.a  loan  by-law are  like���  G. VV. 13. HEATHCOTE���Municipal control of certain public utilities is a. good  thing and I favor it, but I think in the  present Instanco__many._mntters_6f_ detail  should have been ascertained and placed  before the ratepayers before the by-law  was .submitted  for  their approval.  The following are in this class: E. J.  Ferguson, J. Laing Stocks, and A. L. McKillop. The gentlemen are assessed as  follows:  G.   \V.  It.   Ileatheote    *? 2"M  J.  Laing Stocks      8,950  13.   .1.   Ferguson       l.fiiH'  A.    L.   McKillop     I.'l.ium  Total      lluslness   men   who   are  ...$2."i,7."i(l  not real osinie  owners who support the above view are:  Georgo  Kydd   aud   George  Nunn.  Property-owners wlm are opposed In the  hy-luw, site or no site, expert reports in*  no expert reports, express themselves as  does���  W. AV. BEER���I .do. not think that the  present condition of things Is favorable  for. going7ahead will .such a plan. It is  too 'heavy���",'!. responsibility for ihe city tu  assume just nosv. If manufacturers were  knocking- at our door offering to come in  if we could give them cheap power it  would be a different thing. As it is I don't  see what we could do with the extra power  or how it could be made sufficiently provable to pay the interest on the cost of  installation. I believe in the principle of  municipal ownership of utilities, but do  not think the present a suitable time to  put it into operation as concerns an electric light plant.  The others are: AV. A. Macdonald, M.  E. Croasdaile, J. I-I. Wallace, and I. C.  Scliermcrhorn. They are assesseel as follows:  VV.  VV. Beer (Beer Brothers)... $35,600  W.   A.   Macdonald    4,350  H.   13.   Croasdaile       1,450  J.   H.   Wallace       5,650  I.   C.   Sehermerhorn       2,300  Total  ...$���19,350  Business men who are not owners of real  estate holding like views are: Dr. D.  LaBau  and  Frank Tamblyn.  agent of- the company, named Logan,' also  applied to purchase 320 acres that covered  the land staked by the city. A. hearing  oi. th. case was determined on in" May,  1901, and although the city urged that a  date be fixed- for the hearing, such date  was not fixed until the member for Nelson riding used what iinght.be termed  high-pressure "moral suasion." The date  was fixed and the hearing took place before the chief commissioner of lands and  works, AV. C. Wells, in Victoria, in June  last. There were present at that hearing  Frank Fletcher, A. L. McCulloch, John  Houston, and L. C. Duff, on behalf of the  city, and L. A. Campbell and A. H. McNeill on behalf of the AVest Kootenay  Power & Light Company, with Oscar Bass  of the attorney-general's department as  stenographer.  The evidence taken was transcribed and  handed to tlio attorney-general's department for an opinion on the law points.  The opinion of that department was not  so conclusive a.s to satisfy Mr. Wells, and  the matter lias been in abeyance ever  since.  The member for Nelson riding has been  crlicizcd and denounced for not using his  official position to force the government's  iuyid-LJnji.__Lj___y__'^^  plant of the size on which the city engineer was figuring. . Mr. Riblet's estimate  did not include the cost of the pole line  to th,- city or changes in. the present-system in the city. The city engineer on the  other hand, has gone most carefully into  the matter of cost, and his estimates are  as  follows:  Canal,   intake,   forebay,   etc.,   complete,   having  a   capacity   of   3,000  horse-power    $40,000  Power house,  tail  raceway,  dynamo  foundations,   etc.,   for   a   plant  of  3,000   horse-power    15,000  Hydraulic machinery to be installed  now,   capacity   1,250   horse-power**.   16,000  Electrical   machinery   complete   (Including step-down transformers at  city substation) to have a capacity  of  1,000  horse-power       2S,000  Transmission line to city substation  with 3 No. 4  copper  wires    IS.OOO  Engineer's  dwelling at  power-house  and store house at power station..     3,250  The voting strength of the gentlemen  named above may he summed up as follows:  For   the   by-law  17  Against  the by-law    9  Doubtful..  jjinn.fLi.ui     ��  The   strength   of   the   gentlemen   named  above who havo no votes may be put down  as  follows:  For   the   by-law   Against  the by-law  Doubt fill       .. 15  .. 4  ..   4  As regards the site staked liy the eity  in ifMi, it. was surveyed in lf'iil, and the  survf*- accepted by the crown lands department nt Victoria. The West Kootenay Power & Light Company, Limited, of  Rossland, through its manager, L. A.  Campbell, slaked a mill-site and a mineral claim on the same land, and another  ism and denunciation comes entirely from  men who are opposed to Iho city's owning  its own electric light nnd  power plant.  The land staked by the city in 1900 was  selected as a most suitable site for a.  power station after it had been carefully  examined by both Ilyron C. Riblet. who is  admitted to bo an authority on hydraulics  and city engineer .Met 'ullooh. So that if  a crown grant for tin? land is obtained  from the government. It may lie assumed  that the site Is In every way suitable for  the city's m-ods. Thai the crown grant  will  lie olilaiiied depends altogether on���  As to Installing a phi nt and changing  the city's system so as to make it up-to-  date. Mr. Riblet made an estimate, without going Into the matter as fully as he  would hail he been retained as consult ing  engineer by the city. Ills estimate was  $125,1100  as  the   cost  nf  installing a  power  i Mr. McCulloch's estimate is now before  1 the people, and those who believe '!t is  I faulty have ample time between now and  [ election  day  to prove it so.  ��� YEARLY  EARNINGS,  : Cash oarnings, based on receipt?  j from Incandescent lighting for  i     first 10 months of this year ($1,843.-  j     00 a month) ��� ....$22.12:3  ' Estimated Increase of earnings for  i     incandescent   lighting   (10   per   cent  J     on   $22,122)    2,212  i Cash earnings from sale of power  j and light within the city limits now  !     supplied  by  West  Kootenay Power  ���     &   Light   Co * -1,800  ! Estimated    earnings    from    sale   of  power within  city limits to parties  now using steam plants (100 horse-  - power at $3.75 per horse-power per  month) ". ������.-   4.500  ! $120,250  Contingent    sundry   expenses,   engineering,   and   superintendence    11,250  $131,500  Cost   of   extending   49-CreP_k__wugon_  "^"T-oiuT 7.7.^.77 '.V..'.'.    3,500"  $135,000  Installation of a 50-arc light system  for   street   lighting  and   necessary  additions and alterations  to existing   distribution   system    15,000  Total  estimated  cost  of plant $150,000  YEARLY   EXPENSES.  Cash disbursements  for maintenance r  and operation, based on actual disbursements made during first It)  months  of  this  year   (exclusive  of  amounts  paid   for  power) $ 6.S1S  ^AArages-oC^Lw-o^additionaUmeiw^..���=^==2,400-  Interest   and   sinking   fund   requirements  on  $150,000     13,500  Interest   and   sinking   fund   requirements on $70,000 already borrowed..   6,300  Details  or cost  of  canal,   forebny.  Excavation,   s.410   cubic   yards...  Masonry  in  canal.  S25 cubic  yard  Masonry In forebay. 95S cubic yard  Gratings   and   gates   at   Intake  fnreb'ny       Coffer  dam  during construction.  i  i  |       Contingency       i  i Total      etc.-  ..$)'!  s. IS,  ind  350  200  .  r..ooi��  .   2.000  $3S.550  .  i.4rx��  ...$40,000  Total  .$30,631  Total $29.01S  PROFIT.  Balance in  favor of oarnings $ l.CIC  Alilue of street lighting (00 arcs at $5  per  month  each;       3,000  Value  of  lighting  public  buildings...    1.200  Real ������stale taxes now levied to meet  Interest   and   sinking   fund   charges  on $7U,000 ulready  borrowed    6,300  Total  .$ll,91ii  SURPLUS POWER ON  HAND.  400   horse-power.   If   given   as  aid   to  encourage   industries   at   a.s   low   a  rate    as   $1   per     horse-power    per  month    $ 4.S00  DEBAUCHERY   THAT   PREVAILS   IN  ALL  WIDE-OPEN TOWNS  Both Seattle nnd Spokane are what are  called "wide-open towns," that is, towns  in which public gambling, including money-  paying slot machines, is allowed lo be conducted as a business. AVido-opcn towns  attract sure-thing operators, thieves, and  the disorderly and criminal element generally. AVide-open towns are apparently  more lively than towns that are classed as  -closed." But wide-open towns are demoralizing, because it is impossible to keep  the wide-open element . within bounds.  The wide-open element continually seeks  to break away from restraint. If it is  given an inch, it takes a foot; if it is allowed a foot, it measures oil* a yard and  takes it. It is hoggish; and it is only a  question of time when it goes so far that  its doings create such a. stench that it is  abated as a common nuisance. To prevent being abated, it bribes officials. Then  the people rise up In their might and  wipe out both the corrupted officials and  their corrupters. A story oi' Staltle is  told by an Associated Press despatch,  dated the 4th instant, it is as follows:  Seattle, Dec. 4���Judge Bell  today signed  an   order  summoning  a  grand   jury,   but  later in Ihe day found that he would havo  to wait awhile. The law reads that a  grand jury can be summoned only on the  second Saturday of the month, so that the  earliest possible moment Judge Bell can  convene Ihe jury is December 13th. He  anouncod tonight that ho would summon a  jury as soon  as  the  law allows.  This town seems to be standing over  a moral volcano, and the eruption is due  to happen most any day. One of tlie  daily papers, and a large class of citizens  are clamoring loudly for a grand jury to  investigate���not rumors���but open charges ,  of the grossest official corruption and  grafting. In the streets and public places  Seattle's moral deterioration, and the low  standard of oilicial morals are the sole  topic of conversation. Seattle people themselves say that St. Louis in her palmiest  days did not equal Seattle for civic debauchery; and that the only proper comparison for Seattle Is the condition of the  ancient cities of tlie plain���Sodom and  Gomorrah.  Five years ago Seattle extended a general invitation to the gamblers and dive-  keepers of the world to come, to open up  and to do business. The invitation was  accepted   with   unanimity,   and   today   Se  attle is suffering to the. limit from the  cup of municipal poison of which she  voluntarily   imbibed.  OP1H   READ'S   REMARK.  The other night Opie Read, famed the  world over as a novelist and newspaper  man, stood In Seattle's new tenderloin,  and  mused:  "I have seen the whltechapols of every  city in the civilized world, but I never  saw anything as bad as this. It surpasses  Paris  and   London  and .Vienna."  Several months ago the police ordered  that the dives and the like quit the paved  district and go down into what is known  locally as the old blaekchapel district. 11  is charged that good motives did not inspire that order. Some people with a pull,  including one of the largest grocery firms  in town, had purchased a lot of property  in the new district, and they \wl their  pull, il is claimed, to force the half world  to rent from  them.  The tenderloin, save the larger gambling  houses and the so-called belter class of  sporting houses, moved into tho new district, and there sprung up In the vicinity  a host of variety theatres, dance halls,  purlieus and dives, whicli have shocked  even  the  most  case  hardened of  Seattle's  citizens.     They   have   oven   shocked    the  police  force!  DIVES   BEGGAR  DESCRIPTION.  Nightly in some of the dives the wildest  carnivals of debauchery are carried on.  Licentiousness has been superseded by the  lowest and worst forms of degeneracy,  and in some places, notably the notorious  Alidway dive, things go on that would  put Paris lo tile blush of shame.  In one variety theatre the third floor is  used for cribs in which women of the  most degraded order consort. Alotims,  made drunk in tlio dive below, are hustled  up to the third floor, whore their few  remaining dollars are stripped from them  by hags. Dance halls with all their attendant vices, are established everywhere,  and evil stalks abroad, flaunting itself Iu  (lie face of every passerby. Municipal  rottenness has indeed reached her acme.  HRIMK'IXf.    POINT   COMES.  Naturally the breaking point was reached, and it came, as was to lie expected  through a quarrel among the vicious element themselves. As stated, the larger  gaming houses were nol required to move  into the new tenderloin. They continued  to do business up town; but down in Ihe  ��� new   hell   hole,   ground     floor     gambling  sprung up everywhere, which soon diverted a large murium, of money from die  larger  places.    Then  came  a   roar.  In some way. known only to the gamblers, a superior Judge interfered and ordered the police to put gambling on the  upper Moors. This order, it was apparent on its face, was issued directly in tho  Interest of the larger gaining houses. The  police carried  mil  live, judge's orders.  Bul it lasted only one day. Some of  the ground door gamblers visited the police headquarters. What transpired there  is likewise secret .but Ihe order to move  upstairs was rescinded and gambling in  Hie new tenderloin was resumed on the  ground   Moor.  After bar-king down Chief ol" Police Sullivan lefl town. Ills' going was the signal  for the outpouring of a flood of rumors  that, a grand jury would lie called; that  divers other city and county officials  would  suffer  with   him.  THE CIIIEE WAS FRIGHTENED.  In the fiicr- of ull thoso rumors the  chief returned, und those who talked to  him say lie was frightened at iho tremendous uproar from the vicious classes and  at   the  clamor  of  food   citizens.    Anyway  last Saturday night he ordered gambling  closed all over town. The result is that  not a wheel is turning. The dance halls  and money-paying slot machines suffered  a like  fate.  Nobody credits the chief with disinterested motives. Good and bad alike think  he was terrified by the storm cloud that  was plainly gathering, and that he took  Ihe easiest way out of his dilemma. His  order was not altogether sweeping. While  he closed gaming houses and dance halls,  he permitted the notorious dives and  purlieus to keep open. The Midway still  conducts its nightly  saturnalia.  R. F. Green. M.P. P. of Kaslo. is down at  the Coast taking part tn the elections as  one of the head-push of the Opposition  forces. It Is now admitted that ex-premier  Charles A. Semlin will be returned In West  Yale, probably unopposed. "Tom" Patterson will do up the son-of-hls-father  Robertson in North Victoria, who Is the  Government candidate. "Billy" Mclnnes  will bo returned In North Nanaimo, as  there are only three voting places in the  riding. "Billy" Is a corker on the stump,  and he ought to lie able tn speak on every  slump in his throe polling districts. Tho  probable, results In these ridings will be  the return of Mclnnes (Government).  Semlin (Opposition), and i'amr'nn (Independent).  At a special mooting of the board of  trade, held last night, the resolutions passed at the general public meeting of members of the board and mine-owners, which  was held In Nelson on Monday of Inst  week, were reaffirmed, and the board's  delegate, G. O. Buchanan of Kaslo. instructed to accompany AV. A. Galliher, M.  P., to Ottawa, and back him up in his efforts to secure increased protection on  pig lend and Its manufactures. The board  pays Mr. Buchanan's expenses, and as  he is ln accord with Mr. Galliher politically, something tangible should result.  They will leave for Ottawa next week.  A regular auction mart is now an established institution in Nelson. Sales are  held daily (except Sunday) in the afternoon and in the evening. The mart is In  the Hume building on Arornon street, and  Charles Augustus AVnterman is the auctioneer. Tke Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1S17.      Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000 00  REST                8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,866.00  HEAD  OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G , President,  Hon. G. A. Diunimoud, Vice President.  E. S. Clouaton, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,  Corner Baker and  Kootenay Strools  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  ! Imperial Bank of Canada \  9  9  9  9  *  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  ���  OAPITAt,,   (Authorized) 3&'��**9,<__2*'S2&  CAPITAL     (Paid  Up) ��2, ���������*�����Sg  _ftEJST   82,438,595  HEAD  OPFCE,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President. T>. R. WILKIE, Vlce-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E.  HAY. Assistant Gen.  Manaeer. AV. 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. |y*. LAY, Manager. *  ,9999*..��������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������*���************  Canadian Bank of Conferee  AVith AVhlch is Amalgamated  The Bank of British Colnmbia  Paid Up Capital.....  $8,000,000  Reserve   Fund.. -.. $2,000,000  Aggregate Resources Over ....$65,000,000  HON.   GEO.  A.  Head Office,  COX, President. ;  -   Toronto  B.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON  BRANCH.  Saving's   Bank   Department���Deposits received and interest allowed  ent rate 3 per cent.  Pres-  GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Kelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5:00 a. in.  . Pull?-.  CROW'S NEST RAIL AVAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Crunbrook, "Marysville. tort,,.��/,_ ���,  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel, ��*w p*m*  Hlnirmore, Frank,  Macleod,  Loth bridge,   Winnipeg,   and  all EaHtern points.  .ARRIVE  Daily.  LEAVE  8 a.m.  S S.1-U  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:10 p. m.  Daily  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  Robson, Rosalnnd, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Itevolstoko, and all pointe oast  and west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson. Trail and Rossland.  AKRfVB  (10:35 a.m.  9:35 p.m.  9:35  Dai  S.DJ  y  9:3.*> p.m.  Dafly  light and power plants are not, by any  means, perfect. The question is now  up to the people, and the vote will be  taken a Aveek from Wednesday. - The  by-law asks for authority to borrow  $150,000, to be used in acquiring a suitable site for a power station, for the installation of the necessary plant, and for  connecting the plant with the city's  electric lighting system. The by-law  differs from all other money by-laws  heretofore passed on by the peojple, as no  tax levy on real estate is required to be  made in order to provide for interest  and sinking fund charges, these charges  being provided for out of the revenue  of the electric lighting system.  leavb    SLOCAN RIATER RAILAVY abmvb  15 a.m. Slocan City, Silverton      ew 3:40 p.m.  Denver. Three Forks, Sam.on  (Daily except Sunday)  LEAVE  . p. m.  I p. in.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  rdo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Li*_ce Branch.  (On Mon. Wort, nnd Fri.)  From Lnrdo and Trout Lake  (On Tne. Thur. and Sat)  .11:00  a. in.  11 a.m.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  7:<K) n.m  Mount'in;  7:50 at. tn:  Daily.  NELSON &  FORT  SHEP-  1'ARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  North noil. Rossland, Col villa  and Spokiine.  Making through connections  at S|>okai]C to the south,  oast and west.  ARKIVE  Monnfin  7:13 p.m.  Depot.  8 p.m.  Daily  LKAVTt  Nol-Wn  6-00 u. in.  Iviislo  3:35 p. in.  Ortily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  ���iJulfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way 1-Hidings.  ARRJVK  KamIo  8:10 a. in.  Nelson  7:15 p. iu.  Daily  LEAVE  Dully   I  0:00 n. in  KASI.O & SI^CAN  IIAILAVAY  ' AUHIVK  I'Ally  3:15 p.m,  11:25 n. tu.  l:0u p. in j  Canada has few able editorial writers  on its newspapers, for the reason that  its newspapers are either party organs  or corporation mouthpieces, and nc man  can do good work when not allowed a  free hand.    One of the few able writers  in Canada is J. S. Willison, who resigned from his position of managing editor of the Toronto-Globe on  Monday.  Mr. Willison left the Globe, so it is said,  to assume the editorial management of  a new morning daily newspaper, to be  started in Toronto^ and which  will  be  independent of parties or corporations.  ^Toronto^has^one^such^newspaperr^th'e^  Evening Telegram, but its circulation is  necessarily restricted to Toronto. There  should  be room in Toronto,  the commercial center of Ontario, for one independent morning newspaper, and J.  S.  Willison,  if given    a    free  hand    and  backed  by    sufficient    capital, has the  ability to make it a success.  upper .end of the stream should be more  liberally treated, as they had supported  Mr. Galliher to a man. The work had  not progressed far when Mr. Sinclair,  the foreman, took it upon himself lo dispense the patronage of the job as if it  rightfully belonged to him. Mr. Galli-  her's supporters at the upper end of the  river were ignored entirely and much  of the work was given to men who did  not support Mr. Galliher, and all the  supplies used were being purchased at  a store owned by a man whose political  opinions were doubtful. When Mr.  Sinclair's attention was called to these  facts, he declared that he did not have  to take instructions from Mr. Galliher;  that he took his instructions from the  public works engineer, who is stationed  at New Westminster. He is not taking  instructions from anyone now, and  another man is foreman on the work.  All the above are facts brought out at  a public meeting held at Salmon Arm  within the last two weeks; a meeting  that was attended by Mr. Galliher and  all the parties who had a grievance.  The course pursued by Mr. Galliher in  the matter is so straightforward and so  entirely in the interest of the party  whom the majority of the people of Canada have declared shall manage the affairs of the Nation for five years that  few sensible men or newspapers will take  exceptions to it. ' To the victors belong  the spoils may sound harsh on over-sensitive ears, but it is pretty near time  that men who obtain positions as fore-'  men on public works should be made  understand that one of their duties is  not to dispense patronage; that their  sole duty is to do the work they are paid  to do, and do it Avith as little friction  as possible, leaving tue patronage to be  dispensed by the representatives chosen  by the people. The men so chosen are  responsible directly to the people, and  if they fail to perform the duties en.-,  trusted to them, the remedy is in the  hands of the people themselves. The  men who talk the loudest about purity  in politics are not ahvays pure, and the  newspapers that denounce the spoils system of practical politics are the most  insistent after spoils Avhen spoils are in  sight, and the Rossland Evening World  is not altogether above reproach in this  resnect.  For the acme of senselessness, the  telegrams that pass betAveen Scotch societies on St. AndreAv's Day take the  cake. Of those received at and sent  from Nelson in the last ten years, only  one contained even a gleam of wit, and  that came from a French,Canadian who  cannot sing a Scotch song and cannot  stomach haggis.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  j. Founded In  1S92.  -Editorial and Business Offlc*  Room .,  Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is Berved by carrier  to ��� subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mall  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a, year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No subscription taken for less than a year.  JOHN  HOUSTON,   Editor.  SATURDAA',   DECEMBER   0,   KI02.  The city council has passed the electric light loan by-law up to the people  for their approval. The supporters of  the by-law say it Avill be endorsed at the  polls, and if it is endorsed the City of  Nelson should have within a year an  up-to-date electric light and power plant  second to none in the province. That it  is needed will not be denied by even  those who oppose civic ownership of  utilities, for the experience of Nelson  during tho last few days has clearly  shown that even private-owned electm  The Rossland Evening World, which  is quite friendly to Smith Curtis, M.P.  P., gives the details of what it considers  a most glaring example of a vicious and  wicked political practice.    According to  tho World, and the World's sentiments  will be echoed by Smith Curtis, M.P.P.,  as they were probably inspired by him,  the Liberal party and its representative  in the house.of commons for Yale-Cariboo should be flayed alive for dealing out  even-handed justice as it. is understood  by all practical politicians.    One of the  appropriations secured  for this district  by  W.   A.   Galliher,   M.P.,  of   Nelson  Was for improving the navigable waters  of Salmon river, over in  Yale district.  Last year,  a man  named  Sinclair  was  placed in charge of the work as foreman,  he being selected for the position by the  Libera] Association of Salmon Arm. His  instructions were to employ those who  had supported Mr. Galliher's candidacy,  dividing the work as equally as possible  between the settlers at the two ends of  the  river,  and  to purchase all   needed  supplies from local merchants who were  true to the party faith.    These instructions were obeyed,  although  an  undue  proportion  of  the  work   was  given   to  the settlers at    the    lower end  of the  stream.   When this year's appropriation  became available, Mr. Sinclair was again  made foreman on the work, and the instructions  of  last  year  were  repeated,  with tho hint that the .ettlars ou the  The Rossland Miner is still harping  on the iniquitous 2 per cent tax.    "Iniquitous" is defined by Webster as something that is Avicked, unjust, unrighteous,  nefarious, criminal.    No form of taxation ever devised was entirely satisfactory to everyone, and the 2 per cent tax  is not an exception to the rule.    That  the tax is wicked and unrighteous and  nefarious and criminal is all balderdash,  and  those  who pronounce it such  are  actuated  in   the   main   by  purely  self-  interest as    distinguished    from public  interest.   Governments cannot be maintained  without taxation,  and it is the  duty of governments to regulate taxation so that no species of property or  no-class-of-the^people-shall^beninfairly-  treated.   British Columbia has five leading industries, namely, _oal mining, metalliferous   mining,   lumbering,   fishing,  and farming.    Irrespective of any other  form of taxation, the owner of a coal  mine pays a royalty of 10 cents a ton on  every ton of coal he sells.   Coal is worth  from $2 to $4 a ton at points of shipment.    The owner   of   a metalliferous  mine, in lieu of all other taxation, pays  2  per cent ON THE  VALUE AT Till.  MINE of all ore sold and removed from  Ihe mine.   Ore is worth at the mine all  the way from $.'( a Ion in low-grade districts like the Boundary to $80 a ton in  high-grade  districts    like    Ihe  Slocan.  The man who owns or operates a sawmill  lias no exemptions, bul must pay taxes  on his real estate and personal property,  and in addition a royalty of 50 cents a  thousand  feet    board    measure for all  timber delivered at his mill, whether he  cuts or sells it or not.    Logs are worth  from $5 to $G a thousand feet delivered  at mills.    Those engaged in the fishing  industry are not    exempted    from  real  estate and personal    property taxation,  and  in addition    pay    licenses and  so  much for each fish caught, the license  fees and the rate per fish being fixed by  commissioners.    Farmers   pay   real estate and personal property taxes as follows:  four-fifths of 1 per cent on land  and improvements, which if paid before  a certain date is rebated to three-fifths  of 1 per cent;    on    personal  property,  three-quarters  of 1  per cent,  which if  paid before a certain date is reduced to  one-half of 1 per cent.    The coal mine  shipping 1000 tons of coal a day, worth  at the shipping point ?3 a ton, or $3000,  pays the provincial government $100 a  clay as  royalty,  or $36,500  a year.    A j  coal mine making   that   output would j  have a market value of about $1,000,000, j  and if taxed as farms arc taxed would  pay $(5000 a year in taxes.    A low-grade  metalliferous mine whose output is 250  tons of ore a day, the ore being valued  at $3 a ton at tbe mine, pays $15 a day  in taxes, or $5175 in a year.   The market  value of such a mine may safely be placed  at $250,000, as all such mines have  fairly large bodies of ore. and the cost  ol* mining is not more than $2.25 a ton.  11* taxed as farm property is taxed, such  a  metalliferous  mine  would  pay  $1500  a year in  taxes.    A sawmill that cuts  25,000 feet of lumber a day, worth tit the  mill $10 a thousand feet, pays $12.50 a  day in royalties, or $1,502.50 in a year.  In addition it. pays taxes on the value  of  the mill-site and  the improvements  thereon.   The market value  of such a  mill would  be say $25,000, on which it  would pay  $150 a  year as real  estate  taxes.    An average farm containing 100  acres Avill yield $3000 Avorth of salable  produce in a year.    The market value  cf such a farm is. $501)0, on Avhich the  owner pays $30 a year in taxes.    If all  five  of  these - industries  paid   taxation  based   on  net  profits,: the  revenue  derived  by  the province would  not only  be small, but uncertain. - It Avould also  bo unfair.    The industry carefully managed   and   operated   Avould   contribute  probably a fair share of revenue, while  the industry mismanaged would probably  contribute no revenue at all.   But basing  estimates ~ on   careful   and   intelligent  management, the   coal   mine producing  1000 tons of coal a day, yields its owner  $1 a ton net profit, or $305,000 a year  He pays $36,500   a   year   as royalties,  which is 10 per cent of the net profits.  The  metalliferous  mine  producing  250  tons of ore a day, yields its owner 75  cents a ton  net profit,  or  $68,437.50 a  year.    He pays $5475 a year in taxes,  which is 8 per cent on the net profits.  The sawmill producing 25000 feet of lumber a day, yields its owner $1.50 a thousand feet net profit, or $13,687.50 a year.  He pays $4,562.50 a year in royalties and  $150 in direct taxes, or 35 per cent on  the net profits.   The farmer Avho sells  $3000 worth of   farm   produce   a year  from his 100-acre farm, probably makes  a net profit of $500.   He pays $30 a year  ���in taxes, or 6 per cent on his net profits.  The life of a coal mine, as a taxable asset, will average,20 years. The life of a  metalliferous mine is not to exceed 10  years on an average.   A sawmill may  last 15 years.    The life of a farm, as a  basis  of taxation, runs into centuries.  If the above is a fair presentation of  conditions as they exist in British Columbia,  the rate of taxation, on any of  the provincial, industries is not wicked  or unjust or unrighteous or nefarious or  criminal.  ��#*#��########��  ANNOUNCEMENT  BORDEN'S  CONDENSED HILK  COMPANY  *  (Originators of Condensed Milk���Establish ed  1857.)  Proprietors of the Celebrated  PEERLESS  BRAND EAGLE   BRAND  The action taken at Nelson on the  lead question meets with the approval of  the managers of the St. Eugene and the  North Star, two of the largest silver-  lead mines in Kootenay, and it seems to  satisfy silver-lead mine-owners generally. But the action taken at Nelson  does not meet Avith the approval' of  Rossland's Siamese twins, Smith Curtis,  M.P.P., and E. B. Kirby.M.E., and  their two newspaper organs, the Rossland Miner and the Rossland Evening  AVorld. But things will move right  along just the same as if these eminent  men and newspapers Avere non-existent.  !*b��l w ni<miona' pror-..riona9ainS'*  "'"ai-lh-.al.n-.iure. ,   ^  %^s^!i!g__on StreetNewYorK_  EVAPORATED CREAM      CONDENSED MILK  g Having established a BRANCH FACTORY IN CANADA,   are now  pre-  i�� pared to supply customers through, the trade with their brands���  # ' =''.. "���' ______ ������.���  SOLD  BY ALL  GROCERS AND BY  A.  & CO.  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.  Ti?ifr��jr  The Arancouver   NeAvs-Advertiser  has  :fits^of^hystei-ics,^and=it=had=a=bad-one^  on last Sunday morning, as the following goes to show:    "Let the electorate  be true to itself, and insist on the dismissal  of the little coterie Avhich has  kept itself in office by corrupt methods;  that has demoralized   the   legislature;  weakened  the  feeling or responsibility  and lowered the standard of duty in our  public men; dissipated the provincial resources;  emptied the treasury by reckless expenditures, and   brought   British  Columbia into political and commercial  discredit    throughout    Canada   and in  Grenl Britain." In August, 1898, the man  who penned    the    words quoted above  was placed  in a position  to raise the  standard of duty in our public men; to  conserve the resources of the province;  to put u stop to the reckless expenditures  that had brought tho province into political and commercial discredit throughout Canada   and    Great   Britain.    But  what  did   he  accomplish!     How  many  incompetent and worthless officials did  he dismiss from   the   two departments  over which he had charge?   In Avhat way  did  he conserve  the   resources   of the  province?   Did he curb the reckless expenditures, other than the expenditures  for advertising in newspapers?   Did not  his squabbles with one of his colleagues  over a matter purely local to Vancouver  not only discredit   the   politics of the  province, but lead to the overthrow of  a government that   a   majority of the  people of the province had long fought  to establish,  a   majority   that was repeatedly thwarted by rotten and pocket  borough   representation?   The   present  legislature is not one that will go down  into history for   any   great legislation  that it. passed,  no  more than for any  particularly bad legislation. It certainly  pretty thoroughly Aviped out rojten and  pocket borough representation. It passed  1  a Public Schools Act and a Hospital Aid  Act, both of which are good laws.    It  doubled the royalty on coal.   It passed  an Act that does aAvay Avith dual voting  in municipalities.   It passed a law that  prevents the employment of Chinese and  Japanese on any Avork whose promoters  have secured concessions from the prov-  _nce-in-either-land=or-=inoney^(aJaw_that_  has  not and cannot be disallowed by  the Dominion government).    It passed  a Coal  Mines Regulation Act,  that is  admitted to be drafted on good lines by  both operators and workers.    Much of  the legislation passed was in the way of  amendments to existing laws that are  non-contentious.    Efforts were made to  aid the construction of railways by legislation,  but, so far, the province has  not paid out a dollar through the legislation passed.   It is generally admitted  that the Act Respecting the Fisheries  of British Columbia is wise legislation.  So much for the legislation passed.   The  government itself, as a Avhole, has been  neither better nor worse than its predecessors.    The   chief   commissioner of  lands and works replies to letters sent  him,  Avhich  is something that one or  two of his predecessors did not or would  not do.   He has under him heads of departments who are too lazy to sign their  names to important documents or so incapable as to unable to prevent* Avaste  in the expenditure of money appropriated  for public Avorks.    The minister of  finance  can sign checks that are presented to him for his signature by the  careful and efficient deputy minister of  finance.    The attorney-general   seldom  interferes with his able secretary or the  deputy attorney-general.   The mines department, no matter Avho may be the responsible minister, will be held blama-  ble for all the ills from Avhich the mining  industry from time to time is subject.  The government has been so long Avithout a provincial secretary, that the people are beginning to believe that the  department is a fifth Avheel to the wagon.  There could be savings made in all departments, and they Avill be made when  the government is in the hands of men  Avho are courageous without being par  simonious; men who will at all times  subordinate their private interests to the  interests of the public. British Columbia has had such men in its government,  but at no time in its history has such  men been in undisputed control of th*e  government���not even the famous government of which the editor of the  Ne_vs-Advertiser_was_a_c.omponent_par-t._  Denis Murphy, who represented West  Yale  in  the legislative assembly,  and.  Avho was SAvorn in as provincial secretary two weeks ago, is now a private  citizen, because of his tendering his resignation of the provincial secretaryship.  This action on   Mr. Murphy's   part is  condemned   by the   Coast neAvspapers,  and Mr. Murphy is roundly abused for  doing what he has done.    Mr. Murphy,  was elected as a Provincial Party man  in 1900, and for two sessions gave the  Dunsmuir government more or less consistent support.   During the last session,  he was in the ranks of the Opposition,  and it must be said to his credit that  his opposition was not inane like that  of McBride and McPhillips and Curtis.  When he spoke, he endeavored to make  a point, and make it clear in -as few  words as possible.    His criticisms Avere  fair.     He  Avas  knoAvn   to  be a  trifle  '���sick" of the Opposition crowd  before  the session closed, and his  return to-  the Government side of the fence was  no  great  surprise  to either  the  Government or the Opposition.    His accep-  ,  tance of the office of provincial secre- J  tary was not very harshly criticized except by a few of the ultra-McBridites;  but his resignation came as a surprise;  to both parties.   Mr. Murphy has made*  no statement to the public regarding the  matter, and it is not likely that he will  make one, now that he has announced!  that he has quit politics for good.    Mr.  Murphy lives at Ashcroft, a toAvn that,  owes its importance to the faet that it��  is the shipping point for Cariboo district.   Its business men are all interested in freighting.    Like the people of  other toAvns in the province, not even,  excepting Vancouver and Victoria, they*  are jealous of their vested and business;  interests. They take it, that the policy  of the Prior government in subsidizing  the Canada Northern railway, if carried  out successfully, Avill injure Ashcroft.  As Mr. Murphy's friends and neighbors  they, no doubt, asked him to first con-  eider their interests. That he has stepped down from high office in deference  =to^��heir=wishes=sflo\v_^that=hls=hea*c_=  is in the right place. And it is just  possible that the good-will and the  friendship of the people of Ashcroft, the  people among whom Mr. Murphy lives  and from Avhom he gets his living, is in  the long run more desirable than the  empty honors that come from carrying out the wishes of intriguing politicians and corporation grafters.  REISTERER* CO-  ERS  OK  LAGER   BEER   ArvD   PORTER  Put up In Packages to auit tho  Trade  Brewery  and   Oflice  Nelson,  on   Latimer  B.  C.  Street,  PT HOUSE  Josephine Street,  Nelson.  The best Jl per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend lo  apply at the next sitting- of the B_ar<_ ,f  Licensing- Commissioners for the City of  Nelson to be held after the expiration-of  thirty days from the date hereof for ��.  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for the Imperial Hotel, now  ana formerly known as the Sliver Kin*  Hotel, situate on the south side of Ba_r��r  street in the City of Nelson on Lofe 7  and S, Block 10, sub-division of Lot 95.  West Kootenay District, to A. Klein-  sehmldt  of th-*  .-*-!*,-   City  of Nelson.  Dated this 22nd day nf November. Iflrc.  JOS.  HARWOOD."  Witness:   Wm. Park. The Nelson Tribune  CITY COUNCIL PASSES A MONEY BY-LAW  UP TO THE RATEPAYERS FOR APPROVAL  There was no meeting o�� the city council on Monday night, owing to the absence  of  mayor  Fletcher  and  alderman  Hamilton,   who  is  a  Scotchman,  and  alderman  Selous,   who  is  not  a   Scotchman.    Alderman   Irving   and   Scanlan   anil   Morrison,  none  of  whom  are  Scotch,   were  present,  ���as was the city clerk, who is a Scoi from  Scotland, via England.    After waiting- bull'  ���an  hour,   tlie  Scot  who  is eity  clerk pro-  ���claimcd   no  quorum   present,   and   immediately began delivering a lecture on Promptitude   with  a  big  P.    The  aldermen   listened  attentively,   but  the short-hand  reporter of The Dally News  knew  that  he  would   be   discharged   if   lie  attempted   to  '.give a verbatim report of the lecture, and  lie   silently   smiled   a    copyrighted     smile  ���and left the council chamber to do a ses-  -sion  of  tlie  Success  Club,   expecting  that  Jacob   Dover  would  be  on   hand   there   to  <leliver his oration on, tlie lead question.  The long-hand journalist ot" The Trib-  titio sat through tlie city clerk's lecture,  and then listened to the eity treasurer  lucidly explain the items under Die head '  of "Unexplainablo Accounts" in. his last  statement   to   the  city   council.  Tlie three aldermen who have no Scotch  blood coursing through their veins asked  the city clerk to note down their exceptions Lo the actions of the three members  of the council who were not present. The  clerk did as he was directed, and tlio result was a. notico directed to the mayor  directing him to call a special meeting  of the council on Wednesday afternoon,  'and in which the business to be considered  was set forth in detail.  Tlie three aldermen and the eity clerk  and tlie long-hand, journalist then tiled  out of tlie council chamber, leaving tlie  city treasurer lb put up the shutters and  lock  Ihe one door of tlie chamber.  AVEDNESDAV AFTERNOON.  The meeting on AA'ednesday afternoon  was attended by mayor Fletcher, and  aldermen Hamilton, Selous, Morrison,  Scanlan and Irving. The minutes were  read and approved, and a report of the  finance committee adopted, which approved the payment of the following amounts:  GENERAL cACCOUNTS.  J.   II.  Vanstone S 50 <S5  Kinrade  &  Munro    1-125  Nelson Hardware Company    ......   12 7S  Nelson  Economist      ���" IC 00  AV. F. Teetzel & Co. 7.      ti 15  James  Hughes-          75  II.   M.  Vincent   .....*.    55 00  II.   T.   Steeper         75  Kootennyv Lake Telephone Co.    20 30  Canada Drug-& Book Co     2 00  H. D. Ashcroft .'.' ,...1250  Nelson Tramway Company  (il5 5'i  Daily   News '..   31 00  Grant & McLean   .77 ,    37 SO  I-I.  Byers & Co;.. .' :    10 20  C.   Jeffs   .'-!..:      7 00  T.   S.   McPherson   .-'.!         25  L.    Pogue      1 75  ���D.  McArthur & Co.  154 30  Nelson S. & P. Mills 202 Hi  AV. P. Tierney    5S 65'  P.   Burns &  Co. ...     195  Ashdown  Hardware  Company   ...168 19  H.   Bruce    "��� '���        75  -E.   McGregor ���;..      5 50  Elliott   &   Morrison ".         50  Star Bakery         I SO  11.    Bullock-Webster        25 65  American   Shoe   Store ".      150  Braekman-Ker   Milling   Co  127 60  McLachlan  Bros.     ��� '.    13 25  Dominion   Express   Co      5 35  J. M. Ludwig        5 40  Spokane   Northern   Telegraph   Co���        50  Rossland   Engineering   AVorks       42 00  Kootenay  E.   S.  &  C.  Company  147 66  W.  K.   L.  & P.  Company '....     6 00  Imperial   Oil   Company    20 92  Canadian General Electric Company.   50 00  Nelson   Postofllce    2300  WATER-WORKS   PAYROLL.  J.   Harris     $30 55  C   .Freeman     :29 0(1  G.    Dupree        29 15  William   AVest    2915  SIDEWALKS   PAYROLL.  J.   C.   Bailey $ IS 00  L.   Paterson    31 50  William   Richardson   ..'.    30 75  STREETS   PAYROLL.  Frank   Deacon $ 34 65  C.   AValeroft     4 60  J.   Johnson      8 90  J.   Foote   .*���    13 90  VV.   Mildren    22 35  S.   Radcliff    22 65  Nelson Transfer Company      56 35  IT.   T.   Steeper    40 80  C. Bailey    2 50  D. AVoods       27 50  FIRE   DEPARTMENT   PAYROLL.  T.   AV.   Lillie    7.$100 00  J.   J.   Chambers    SO 00  Joseph   Rochon    ' ...    75 00  J.   K.   Douglass    10 00  George   Eaeritt    10 00  G.   W.  Gray    1000  Thomas   L.   Lillie    10 00  Harry   Houston    10 00  David   Rutherford      7 50  Thomas   Henderson     7 50  Angus  McDonald         7 50  Joseph.  Thompson    10 00  SALARIES   PAYROLL.  Frank  Fletcher $100 00  J.   K.   Strachan     110 00  XV.  E.  Wasson  100 00  E. Macleod    80 00  A.   L.   McCulloch     125 00  E.  A.  Crease    70 00  W.  R.  Jarvis   ..-..*  100 00  J.   T.   Hardy    S5 00  A.    Pitchford     ...'... " SO 00  James  McPhee   ......'..........;.  125 00  T.-I-I.  Rankin       100 00  J.   B.   Bliss 100 00  John   Munro    75 00  Alex Allan V    35 00  E.   B.   McDermid, '    40 00:  P.   A.   McLennan   (three   months),... 150 00  SCAVENGING   DEPARTMENT.  Thomas   Symes -. .-.....$ 90 00  E.    McGregor    .......'. '-. ....75 00  George   Colwell   ....... .............   65 00  In addition to the above $47.50 was ordered paid to the judges and clerks of the  election hold on the Electric Light Rate  and  City  Limits  Extension   by-laws.  A petition that was numerously signed  was read asking that a curfew bell by-law  bo passed; the age limit to be put at 15  years, and the time limit S o'clock p. m.  in winter and 9 p. ni.. in summer.- None-  of tlie aldermen, except Hamilton, had  anything to say, and he said such a bylaw would be a very good thing to have,  as it would give the chief of police author  ity to deal witli children who were ou the  streets at what jvoplc call unseemly hours.  He moved that a. by-law be drafted in  accordance with ihe prayer of the petitioners, and gave notice that he would introduce it al the next meeting of tlie  council.  Alderman Irving introduced tlie Electric  Light Loan By-Law, and moved ils lirst  reading. He then moved its second reading, and the merits and demerits of the bylaw were discussed. Alderman Selous contended that it was unwise to take any  such steps as was proposed by the bylaw until the city liad secured a site,  and then had reports as to cost from experts. He would vote against the second  reading of the by-law on principle. Alderman Hamilton had nothing: to say. The  mayor had much to say against tlie byr  law, but always left a loophole through  which to crawl if he got into> a tight  corner.  Alderman Scanlan asked for the reading  of the estimate of cost.made to last year's  council by tho city engineer, but the estimate was not at hand. Aid. Irving and  alderman Morrison took the ground that  the city must take immediate action, and  tho passnge of the by-law was the first  action that could be taken whether the  city got a silo or not.  The eity engineer combatted, very fairly  too, ail the quibbling objections raised by  the mayor and showed pretty conclusively  that he had carefully prepared himself  for  the   occasion.  The by-law passed its second reading,  alderman Selous alone voting nay, although the' mayor - looked appe'alingly to  alderman Hamilton to do likewise, but  Hamilton would not lake the hint. The  by-law was then considered clause by  clause in committee of the whole, the only  attempted change being a suggestion by the  mayor that the amount should be made  $175,000 instead of $150,000, but he could not  getoa seconder. Tlie committee rose and  reported the by-law complete, and it was  up to the third-reading stage. The mayor  and alderman Selous did not think the by>  law could bo read a third time if there  was an objection, but a by-law regulatini;  tlie proceedings of the council was produced, and one of its many provisions was  that by-laws could'be read . three -times  at one sitting- of the council, provided two-  thirds of the members present voted yea.  The third reading was then had without,  objection, and the date for the election  (ixed  for Wednesday.-  the. 17th   instant.  The purchase of 1,000 feet of hose for  tiie lire department was then taken, up,  and the methods by which the city was  juggled into purchasing certain brands of  hose was pretty thoroughly ventilated.  Alderman Selous finally moved that the  mayor obtain prices on hose of a kind  equal to that now used in the department  and report the same at the next meeting  of the council. '.'.-.'"'.. 7.  The mayor and tlie chief of the fire department had their usual spat over > the  purchase of horses for the department,  spats that are becoming a trifle tiresome  to a majority of the aldermen. /.The matter in dispute was finally, on motion of  alderman Selous, referred to alderman  Morrison, who, he said,Was the only  member of the council who seemed to  know.any thing about a horse.  ������ The next meeting of the council will be  on the 15th instant.  REASONS WHY LABORING MEN DO NOT  LIKE MODERN CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS  Air. Samuel Gompers, the president of  the, American   Federation   of  Labor,   was  "asked not long ago why laboring men do  not more universally attend church. He  replied:  "My associates would answer that the  spirit now dominating our churches is no  longer in touch with their hopes and aspirations; that the churches have no com-  . prehension of the real causes of misery  or severe burdens which the workers have  to bear; that the ministers have no conception of the workers' rights denied them  and   wrongs   borne   by   them,   or,   should  ..they^Jiaye the conception .and knowledge,  they have not the courage publicly to proclaim it from their pulpits; that the means  and methods which my associates have  by experience learned to be particularly  successful in maintaining their rights and  securing improved conditions���i. e., organization of trade-unions��� have been generally frowned down upon with contempt  by the ministers and apparently stanch  supporters of the church."  In view of the great number of sermons  which have been preached during the  past few weeks on the issues growing out  of the strike, this statement, coming as  it does from so authoritative a source,  possesses a special Interest. If hostility  to the methods of the present day trades-  unionism and a tendency to champion tlie  cause of the non-union laborer constitute  evidence that tho churches are no longer  in sympathy with the aspiration of the  working class, there Is abundant tcsti-  ' mony to support Mr. Gomper's point of  view. The Rev. Dr. W. R. Huntington,  rector of Grace church, New York, de-  P'< clared during the course of the strike that  I d . he-could soo no reason to blame the mine-  owners "for refusing to allow the management of their own business to be taken  out of their own hands, which to all intents and purposes, it would be were arbitration  made obligatory."  He added: ."If a great principal be involved in their contention that the humb-  , lest man must be protected in the exercise of the right to sell his own laboi  where and to whom he chooses it is better that we should shiver nil winter thai,  permit the foundation of civic liberty tr,  be  sapped  in  violation  of  that principle.  Tlie same position was taken in a public statement issued by bishop Talbot, of  the Central diocese of Pennsylvania. Th a  Rev. Dr, Mlnot J. Savage, ot the Messiah  Unitarian church, New York, also declared it as his opinion that if "the fundamental principle of the right to life  and liberty, the right to labor nnd livo out-  own lives, and sell our own labor in our  own way," be not protected, "tho republic is a failure." The Rev. Dr. David  James Burrell, of the Marble Collegiate  church, New York, chose to "sing the  praises of tlie heroic seventeen thousand"  who remained at work while the union  men were on strike. ' And the Rev. Dr.  Newell .Dwight Hillis, of Brooklyn, has  said. In a widely quoted sermon:  "The  union  man  has  a  right  to  decide  how many hours he will work and at  what wage he will work. The non-union  man has a right deliberately to consider  the reasons for the union, and also to refuse lo join it, in his own happiness and  welfare. And no union man, or delegate,  has received any charter from God or the  Constitution to kill a non-union man, or  to send around those printed notices, saying, .-"The following factory, and the following store, and the following shop are  declared unfair, and you are directed to  boycott any merchant who handles their  goods'���an order that has bankrupted hun-  ^lreds___of,_.littlu_.shop.s_and_factories^_and_  stores, and that has broken the hearts  and ruined the lives of innumerable poor  men, who may have been mistaken in  not joining the union, but who have the  same God given right to do foolish things  that you or I have, without being starved  to death or pounded to death.  "For every twenty union men and their  families there are eighty non-union men  with their families. These laboring men  may hate capitalists, but labor's hatred  for labor burns like a flame, eats like  nitric acid, is malignant beyond all description."  Mirny clergymen, however, take a different view of the issues at stake. Bishop Fallows ol" Chicago, who lias recently visited the strike region, points out  In The Northwestern Christian Advocate  iMeth. Episc.) that the miners' union has  lifted tens of thousands of once despised  and degraded European laborers 'to "a  mountain-top of privilege and advantage."  Tho Rev. Dr. Louis Albert Banks, of New  York, i.s convinced that "outside of Christianity, nothing has ever been so great a  blessing to laboring men generally as labor organizations." The Rev. Jenkin  Lloyd Jones, of Chicago, in a recent sermon has declared:  "If a ..man has no right to do as ho  pleases with his dollars when he pleases  to injure society with them, to cheapen  the moral currency, or to poison the body  politic with them, has a man a right to  use his hands in such ways and times as  to lower the standard of living below the  minimum point requisite for intelligent  citizenship, even though there is capital  base enough to accept such labor?  "The United States, in its wisdom or unwisdom, has said through repeated enactments that we will, not permit the invasion of Malay laborers from the west who,  by their low standards of living will depreciate the labor market so as to make  it impossible for an American citizen rightly to roar and educate his family. Recognizing the same danger from the east,  it lias enacted its laws against the importation of European laborers, and still  this importation has gone steadily on in  the coal-mining regions of Pennsylvania,  where one relay after another of cheaper  labor tins been exploited, to the consternation of their predecessors nnd to the  detriment of American intelligence. American  schools,  and American  homes.  "Deplore,   we   must,   all   violence,   con  demn all lawlessness, and, so far as possible, suppress all vandalism; but let the  restrictions be on both sides and let not  the coarseness and lawlessness of the un-,:  tutored laborers, contracted for by capital, be charged to the labor-union movement, whose influence is used persistently against such violence and whose chief  representative challenges the respect and  the  conlidence  of the  whole country."  Bishop Potter, as is well known, has  lent his influence to tho appointment of  a permanent board of arbitration for the  settlement of all labor disputes; and the  -principlo-of^arbitratioiv^wins'support^from^-  many clergymen in all denominations. In  some quarters, however, more drastic  remedies are favored. The Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, in an article in the  Boston Christian Register, advocates  state ownership of the coal mines. The  Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott also looks forward to a socialistic solution of the problems involved. "1 believe that socialism  in this country is Irresistible, nnd that  it ought not to be resisted," he said in an  address at A'ale university a few days  ago; " a government of Hie people must  control the necessities of life." He con-  tined:  "There are nineteen thousand stockholders in the "Pennsylvania Railroad com-,  pany;- there are nineteen thousand employees of tho road. The owners are organized; why should not the employees  be organized? . . . But wo must  control, as a people, these organizations,  both of capital and of labor. Government  of the people must prevent monopoly of  the necessities of life by law and regulation, and must prevent crime in corporation or in labor-unions. Law must be  alike enforced for rich and poor, and employer and   tho  employee."  QUESTION   ANSWERED.  TO THE EDITOR OF THE NELSON  TRIBUNE-Sir: Was Joseph Martin forced out of the Semlin government because of his actions at a banquet in  Rossland, nt which he used tho iihrn.se,  "You are a lot of whlte-shirted hoboes."  a phrase that is now considered ns quite  appropriate when applied to one of tlie  several   elements  in   Rossland?  JAMES   R.   WHITE.  Erie, December 3rd.  No. AVhntcver may havo boon the shortcomings of the Semlin government, paying  undue attention to the utterances of the  time-serving element that is found in all  communities was not one ot* them. Mar-  itn's short and pithy expression, "whlte-  shirted hoboes," had nothing to do with  his retirement from tlie Semlin government. That retirement was brought  about because of Mr. Martin's stand on  the Deadman's Island controversy, a controversy that arose through the efforts of  Theodore Ludgute to erect a sawmill at  A'ancouver on nn island adjacent to Van-  couver's "Nob Hill" residences and Stanley  Park.  Sealed Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Heating Drill Sheds, Kamloops and Nolson,"  will be received at this ollice until Tuesday, 30th December, inclusively, for a hot  air heating apparatus at each of the aforesaid drill sheds.  Plans "and specifications can be seen  and form of tender obtained on application to AVm. Henderson, Clerk of AVorks,  Victoria, B. C.; Robert Mackay, Kamloops, B.C.; James Allan Macdonald, Nelson, B.C.; and at the Department of  Public Works, Ottawa. A separate tender  is  required  for  each  building.  Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made  on the form supplied* and signed with their  actual   signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by  an accepted cheque on a chartered bank  made payable to tha order of the Honorable the Minister of Public AA'orks, equal  to ten per cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of'  the tender, which will be forfeited if the  party decline .to enter into a contract  when called upon to do so, or if lie fail (o  complete tlie work contracted for. If the  tender be not accepted the cheque will be  returned.  The  department  does not bind itself to  accept the lowest or any tender.  By order,  FRED  GELINAS,  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  ���  Ottawa,    25th   November,   1902:  Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be paid for it.  SHERIFF'S  SALE.  Province   ol"   British   Columbia,   Nelson  in  AVest Kootenay���To 'wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia at the suit of Henry Geigerich,  Plaintiff, and- to me directed against the  goods and chattels of Margaret McLel-  nin, Defendant, 1 have seized and taken  in execution all* the right, title and interest  o ft he said defendant, Margaret McLellan,  in the furniture, carpets, bedding and  crockery now in place in various rooms  of the Anglo-American Hotel at Ainsworth, B.C.; to recover the sum of eleven  hundred and thirty-seven dollars and  ninety cents ($1,137.90), amount of said  writ of Fieri Facias, and also interest on  eleven hundred, and thirty-four dollars  and ninety cents (1.134.90;, at five per  centum per annum from the 27th day of  June, 19U2, until payment, besides Sheriff's  poundage, officer's and all otner legal incidental expenses; all of which 1 shall  expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to  satisfy-said judgement debt and cos^s, at  ray oflice next to the; Court House in the  City of Nelson, B.C., on AVednesday, the  10th day of December, 1902, at the hour  of twelve o'clock, noon.  **NOTE���Intending purchasers will satisfy themselves as to interest and title of  'the said defendant.  Inventory of the above mentioned goods  and chattels may be seen at the office of  McAnn & McKay, at the store of Henry  Giegerich at Ainsworth, B.C.", and at the  Sherin"s office. Nelson, B.C., and the articles may be viewed upon application to  F.   A.   McQuin,   Ainsworth,   B.C.  Dated "at Nelson, B.C., 2Sth November,  1902. S.  P.  TUCK,  Sheriff of South  Kootenay.  The Bight Time to  Invest or Speculate in  Heal Estate Is When  Sellers Are Hard Up op  Prices Abnormally Low  A GEORGE ADE FABLE WITH ITS MORAL  HOW BUNKER HILL IS BEING AVENGED  The undersigned has been authorized to  ofter~~for sale-W.~HrBrando^'lT1iddition to  Slocan City. The addition contains SO  acres, a part of which has been platted.  Of the lots platted, 134 remain unsold. Of  the unplatted portion (50 to 00 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 bonused by Slocan City will be  erected on land immediately adjacent to  Brandon's addition. Included are live  buildings, which now i��ent for $500 a year.  Selling price, $7,000. Terms, $3,500 cash  and the balance on time.  I also have instructions to offer for sale  the following pieces of real estate in Nelson: .  VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, north frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price $1,200  cash.  BAKER STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, south frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price, $5,000  or will put lot against permanent improvements  to  cost $5,000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet,  north frontage, between Hall and Hendryx streets. Improvements, 5-room cottage,  with all  conveniences.    Price, $2,500.  For    further    particulars,     address    or  apply to  JOHN HOUSTON,  Once there was a plain, unvarnished  Yank who made his Pile in a Scrub Town  situated between the Oats Belt and Ihe  Tall Timber. He was a large and sandy  Mortal, with a steel-trap Jaw and a gold,  glittering Eye. He made his llrst Stack  a Dollar at a Time on straight Deals, but  -after a while he learned a few Things, lie  organized Stock Companies and then  crawled out after hooking up with the  Velvet. Every one* called him Mister and  treated him with Politeness, but, just the  same, when he walked into an Oflice Building, thoy all wondered what he had: come  after, and there was more or less locking of Safes. It is only fair to remark,  on the Side, that he wouldn't take anything which was securely spiked down,  and the Grand Jury never bothered him  because  he  worked  under  Contract.  The Finaneer was the high Centre Pole  of a Bank and a Department Store and  several Factories that gave Young- People  a, Start in the World at something like  $2.75   per   Week.  He was accustomed to having all the subordinates stand on one Foot and tremble  whenever he showed up. in fact, lie was  a very hefty Proposition all through the  Business District. But when he struck the  Street leading to his House, he began to  reef his-Sails and lower all of his Flags,  in his own Domicile he never even  played second Fiddle. He simply trailed  along at the fag' end of tlie Parade and  canned the Music. The Piercing Eye-  and Peremptory .Manner that caused all  the Bookkeepers to fall off from their  High Perches and prostrate themselves  had no visible effect on Laura and the  Girls. Popsy was a High Guy at tlie Director's Meeting, but u mighty cheap  Souffle at his Own Fireside. Any time  that his Plans did not coincide with those  of the Feminine Bunch, they passed him  a back handed Veto that would cause him  to lie quiet for Days at a time.  The Financier loved tlie Boundless West,  where the Sack Coat abounds and the  Cuss-word is a common Heritage. Domestic Cigars were good eneough for him,  and he figured that one good reliable  Hired. Girl who knew how to cook Steak  was all  the Help that was needed  in any  I  House. But Mother had seen Fifth Avenue in a Dream, and the Girls had attended a Boarding School al which nearly  everyone knew someone who was Prominent Socially. They had done a lot of  Hard AVork at the Piano and taken a side-  hold on the French Language, and It  seemed to them that they were wasting  their Time In loitering on the Outskirts  of Civilization when they might be at  j Headquarters cutting more or less of a  Gash. All the Young Men in this Reub  Town wore Derbies with their Evening  Clothes and came to Dances with AVhite  Gloves Smelling of Gasoline, in addition  to which they lacked Repose. If they  had stopped to cultivate Repose, most of  them would have landed in tlie Villa set  aside for Paupers.  uhen Laura and the Girls first advocated pulling up Stakes and doing a tall  Hike .to the East, the Producer emitted a  Roar that would have frightened any  one except Laura and the Girls. They  closed in on him from three Directions  and beat down his Defence. When they  got through with the living Meal Ticket  he was as Meek as an English Servant  and  ready to take orders from anyone.  So the Caravansary moved away towards  the Rising Sun. At Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, the Heavens opened.and a great  Light struck down upon them, transforming all except the ono who happened to  carry the Letter of Credit. Laura and the  girls suddenly forgot that there was any  Land AA'est of Pittsburg, and they dropped their B's and got the Kangaroo Walk  and began to order their Food in Foreign Languages. After that all the Father  had to do was follow along 'arid look  Pleasant arid dig every few Minutes.  "The Outfit stopped nt the Waldorf three  days so ns to obtain "a Residence, and after  that they Registered as being from New  York. Then they threw Papa on a Boat  and took him. to tho Other Side, the Place  AVhere Americans are so Popular, if you  don't care what you say. By paying-, off  the Mortgage they, obtained a Suite at a  Hotel patronized by the Nobility and  Gentry, and supported by people from  Iowa. After which they began to .present  Letters of Introduction and try to butt in.  Laura and tlie Girls felt that if only they  could eat a Meal once of twice in the  Gloomy Presence of those who had Handles  to their Names,  they would  be  ready  to fall back and-die Happy. They had  some Trouble about getting into the Tall  Game on account of their Money. In the  States the general Run of People worship  the Almighty Dollar, but in England they  hate the Sight of it.  In spite of theFact that they were Sinfully Rich, they succeeded in Elbowing-  their way into several Dinners at which,  it was necessary to put Ice in the Claret  in order to keep it at the Temperature  of the Room. The Finaneer In his First  Part Clothes with an lee-Cream- AVesklt,  was a picture that no Artist could paint.'  His Hair would not stay combed, and he  hardly ever knew what to do with his  Hands.  Laura and the Girls.''could forget that  tliey had ever seen the Missouri River,  but not so with old Ready Money. Right  at the Table, sitting opposite the Earl of  Hammersmith or the Marquis of Stoke-  on-Trent, while Laura and the Girl.s .,\*ould  be talking- about their Country Place and  trying to Smother the American Accent,  the Lobsterine would come in and tell  about something that happened to him  once when he was ploughing Corn. Then  Laura and the Girls would want to duck  right under the Table and die of Mortification then and there.  They only Reason they put up with, him  was that" lie senimed to be Useful when  it came to signing Checks.  In England they met a great many Nice  People. The Finaneer knew that they  were Nice because they wore Dark Clothes  and   seldom   Smile/1.  Then the two shapely Daughters went  and married a couple of self-worn .Titles.  : The Financier had the Novel Experience  ot putting up for a Brace of Sons-in-law  who would not' speak to'him when any  one else was present;'.- AVliich served him  right, for he had no Business to be In ���  Trade. It was very careless of him not  to have inherited his'.Stuff.  Still,  it was a great Satisfaction to him  to   be  a  Blood   Relative  of  two  Howling-  Swells  who  had   Pedigrees  reaching  back  -almost as  far ns  their Debts.  A'ery often he would take them Into a  Back-room and turn them around and  look them over and recognize the cold,  undeniable Fact that ithey were Cheap at  any   Price.  tlORAL: Bunker Hill has been avenged, over and over.  ���������������������������*HM-+^  j Nelson Saw and Plan     Mills, Limited. j  iyE^_\.^TJDP^^aa?TTE(E!E(S  i  |      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of     ���  i Factory Work.  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.  t  t COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK J  I Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C. f*'-  HH^H^^-HH^H t*<H-->-M-* ������^���������������^���4^,��^^^<��^^M, �����f _____+_.^fttttM)MM'tM-��  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  Queen's  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  tfrs. E   C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  igip��7P:|ff*:l  ���'.���''���'.j'^'-7--'r*'���'���'--.-���'������ ���';' 7J'"-*". ' **7" '''7  '-v.:.7��� -. ��� ��� -: <i4r&**-. " ������;'' ������ "- 7-  ��-'.l^i-7��.-_.T��*A3'����'--^  p.Hjl|ll  *'   7   :���:>-��?  ��� '* .' 7-'W  P. BURNS * CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Meat Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ynaii', Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Poiks, Greenwood, Midwiiy, Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Ordtrs by Mail receive Careful and  Pionipt Attentiuii  E. C TRAVKS. M naRcr, I..-W-C. Blk.. Nelson  STARKEY & GO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS.  PRODUCE AND  FRUITS.  |'fi\ A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg,  -j fl. K.'FairbankCo., - Montreal.  [Simcoe Canning Co,, -   -    Simcoe.  Ollice and Warehouse.  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C  TREMONT   HOUSE  Knropean mid Airer'enn P'nii.  ���Mealy ii etc    Uooiiik from 25 ct��. to SI.  Only While Help Kni-iloyd,  MAI.ONK & TKKCilMjUS,  linker St., Nelson. Proprietors.  We Can Save You Money By  Purchasing Now  MADDEN HOUS  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON, B.   C.  Contrally Located.        Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND  OLD  TIMERS.  Itoom 9, Madden Bloek, Nelson, ll.C.   j THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS   BEDSTEADS  IRON  BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S  DESKS  i.CCKERS  AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  D. McARTHUR & GO.  Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson, B. O.  Wi<*\\Ai*WW-*\<VW*--'Vi^^ -vw \w -VWi i��V^^ The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  LIMITED  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS  SHELF AND HEAVY  IN  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  BAKER ST.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  NELSON   B.C.  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  S^?S��Z��.     H. J, PHAIR, Propr.  Turkish Cigarettes  Monopol Cigarettes  Egyptian Cigarettes ���_.    . ��     o  J. It. C. and G. B. S>. Pipes      1 fih__ _._._.SI Iftt  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos    ��� UMttOUUIJIUl  Ail brar.ds of Imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 194  Wholesale ai\d Retail  ueen  Cigar Store  Baker  Street, KELSGK.B.C.  Gloves   25c  and   Upwards.  CANADIAN-MADE   GLOVES  AMERICAN-MADE   GLOVES  BRITISH-MADE  GLOVES  FRENCH-MADE  GLOVES  JAS. A.  Right Goods  Sold at  Right Price'  Uifdifc Ways  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  Nelson, B.C.  KlKht Goods  Sold at  Right Prices  in  .Right Ways  ESTABLISHED   IN   NELSON   IN  1S90  WHATEVER is es-:  specially beautiful  or particularly; desirable in. watches  is here in generous  provision. - Whait1-  ever 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   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.  Kij_ht Goods  SoM at  Right Prices  in  Right- Ways  Mail Orders Have Our Prompt Attention.  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  Right Goods  Sold at  Right Piiccs  in  Right Ways  For  ristrriair  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering* and Mining-  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  -#*#���*-*������# -*-*#*%-#-#*-^*���*#**%.-#^*#*#^ *##%.***#*#*# **.*.%*.  FRED IRVINE -& CO  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  The ball given at the opera liouse on  Monday night by Nelson's St. Andrew's  Society was, by all odds, the swellest ever  given in Nelson. The attendance was the  largest, the costumes the finest, and all  the arrangements the most complete.  Most of the credit for the success of the  function is due the ladies who were on tlie  general committee, which goes to show  that ladies are sometimes as useful as  men.  A late Salt Lake newspaper states that  Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Scott, recently of the  Nelson Cafe in this town, have purchased  the Windsor hotel in Salt Lake, paying  therefor $8,000 cash. The Scotts were in  business in Nelson three years, coming-  here from Spokane without capital; but  they were industrious and they knew  their business, and when they left Nelson  this summer they took away $12,000 cash  as a reward for their industry and thrift.  All old-timers will remember "Bart"  Henderson, who started Nelson's first  graveyard. He died here in the summer  of 1889. He was a member of the Masonic  order, and was buried by the members  of the order then in Nelson, namely, A.  J. Marks, Charles Van Ness, and Jeff  Lewis. The late .T. I-I. Giffin read the service at the gravel A lawyer named  Chauncey L. Wood, of Rapid City, South  Dakota, is now making enquiries as to  Henderson's estate. Mr. Marks, who was  well acquainted with Henderson, says he  had no property in Kootenay when he  died.  I Civic politics appear on... the surface to  be quiet, butQ there is a good deal of  hard work and thinking going on, all the  same. The crowd or faction that, in tlie  past, have worked in the interest of the  West Kootenay Power & Light Company  have a full ticket selected, and are only  awaiting an opportune time to spring it.  This crowd or faction is being managed  by a well-known physician, a well-known  lawyer, a wholesale liquor dealer, and an  ex-saloonkeeper. They expect to elect  their ticket from top to bottom because  of the eminent respectability of the men  slated for positions on it. They have no  policy other than getting even with tlie  crowd or faction that worsted them a year  ago. This crowd to a man either openly  or secretly is opposed to civic ownership  of an electric light plant. The other  crowd are sawing wood.  ���Tf  Tf  _>>���-���  Tr  7r  tt  Tf  Tf.  __��-<  Tf  Tr  J5*>>-  Tf  *��Sv  Tf  We are now settled in our New Premises  P, Burns Co. Block  o  We ask the public to call and inspect our immense stock of New Goods which are rnoFt suitable for  Xmas Presents.  Ladies  Silk and   Flannel   Waists   in the   latest New York Styles just received.  Ladies Fur   Boas, Muffs,   Ruffs,   Collars,   Capes,   Scarfs,   Ties, Electric   Seal Coats,  Alaska Seal Jackets.   PRICES LOW.  Silk. Handkerchiefs, Silk  Drapes, Silk and Umbrellas.  TOYS andDOLL DEPARTMENT  We are now showing- complete stock of toys, dolls and faucy goods at prices extremely low.  ED IRVINE <&  *  **  JL  JL  -���V**  JL  -^^MM^*^^*^  THE PERFECTION  of a pure, rich, unsweetened condensed  milk i.s Borden's Peerless Brand Evaporated Cream. It is always available for  every use to which raw milk or cream is  devoted and is far superior to the average  quality of either. Prepared by Borden's  Condensed Milk Co.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co,  LIMITED.  9  STOP  THAT  COUGH !  Don't let it hang on! Don't do  it! It's terribly hard on your  throat. Besides, there's no use in  letting it run. It's a tax on your  strength, and pulls you down.  Take a  hint���our  Compound Syrup of  White Piqe and Tar  will slop coughing if anything  will. There may be a few complicated cases, which it will not  cure, but in such, we refund your  meney.    Price,   25c.   and  50c.  ORANGE, CITRON and LEMON PEEL  and CLEANED RAISINS and CURRANTS  Also Allen's Cider for Mince Pies.  PHONE .161  Houston Block, fiel.on  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Grocars and Provisions Dealers  JUST   ARRIVED  Dried Fruits, Candied Peels,  Nuts, Etc.  Canada Drug & Be ok  Company, Limited  NELSON.  TELEPHONE  117.  .  Work   Called   for  an.l  Returned.  Boot ar\d Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION' WITH  The American Shoe Store  H.  LAWRENCE  All  .Work  Done  ln  Thorough  and   Workmanlike Manner.  HARRY  H. WARD  Fira Life  Accideqt  nr. uf. |nsuPance  GEO.  GUNN  Maker  of  First-class  Htyid-made  Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Postofllce Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed ln all Work  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Haker   Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.  TO RENT. j  FURNISHED Rooms; from $5 to $7.60 per I  month.    Apply to Mrs.  Elizabeth Morice, !  Lake street, east of Cedar street j  G.   B.  MATHEWS,   .    Proprietor  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ���   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  in connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.   O.   Box  588.      Phone  261A.  Lemon  Peel    25c  per  lb.  Orange Peel    23c  per  lb.  Citron Peel   25c per lb.  Raisins   (Seeded) 12i_c  per   lb.  Currants (Cleaned)   12!_c per lb.  Sultanas  12V_c per lb.  Walnuts   25c per lb.  Almonds 25c  per  lb.  This Saturday Afternoon  and Evening" and Every  'Evening Next Week-  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED.  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Heaviest StocK  Ever in Kootenay  of This Year's Pack of Canned Goods. Our Own Brand,  "Tartan." The best Canned  Goods made in Canada.  GROCERIES  ���COFFEE, TEA, CANNED  GOO d5,~ PR ESE RVES,  ETC.  CLOTHING  HATS, CAPS, BOOTS,  SHOES, GENT'S FURNISHINGS, LADIE'S  GOSSAMERS, DOLLS,  ETC.  IVjorrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Tremont  Block,   Baker  St.  Phone  1.4  FURNITURE  0. A. Waterman & Co.  Hume Building, Vernon Street,  Auctioneers.  NMLSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, *W. P.  jl.���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, $3. Thomas Roynan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting  brethern cordially Invited.  ^��#S\MM  -<�����_.  #  #  .itt.  #  We   Are  SELLING   OUT  AT Cost  m  #  "���  ���_��i  ������  #  #  *  Aft.  *W  .V*r.  ft  That large and well assorted stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines and Toilet Articles,  andean  offer special values in th3 following:  listerine       '-.-..*���   -  pure white -castile-soap-  vapo corsoline Lamps  vapo corsoune  PERUNA - -  LYDIA PINKHAM'S COMPOUND  HOUSEHOLD AMMONIA, Quart  VIOLET. AMMONIA  HUNVADI   WATER  ROGER & GALLET TOOTH PASTE  CARNATION CREAM  EDELWEISS CREAM  LYONS' TOOTH POWDER  TOOTH BRUSHES, from  DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS -  STUART'S DYSPEPSIA TABLETS  STUART'S CATARRH CURE  PORUS PLASTERS  $1    OO,  50c, and 25c  35  u  i 25  i  25,  50c, and 25-  80  80  25  Pin ts 15c  J5  4o  20  ioc to 35c  40  40c  and  80c  40  X5C,_  or 2  for  _���5_c_  GUDE'S PEPTO-MANGAN  1 00  "We have a large slock of Absorbent Cottons,  Sfcerelized Gauzes, Oiled Silk, Bubbcr, Slieeting  Bandages, Plosters; in fact a full line for use _n hospital and maternity cases.  ..at.  I-  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  NELSON,  B. C.  TERMS CASH ONLY���Mail orders will receive prompt and careful attention���but a remit'ance must accompany  each order and tbe balence to be sent CO. D.  Hi. _i'*_    Wf-PPV    ' Q��LI-_NIT__ Tlle SfrwgMt and Best explosive ii) the Market  1 Manufactured by the HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY  But    replace  with one of  that    unsatisfactory    suit  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, comfortable)  suits. You will And Gee in the Tremont  Block,  Baker street,  Nelson.  GEO. C. TUNSTAX.L, Jit.,  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST. NELSON, B. C.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine Si, Nekton  GALT COAL!  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS      ���  Terms Spot Cash  ���   Telephone 265 Baker Street.   ���  W. P. TIERNEY,  THE    WEliKLY    TRIBUNE,   $1.00   a   Year.

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