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 tribune  Satvirday Morning, [December 13, 1902  PURE PEOPLE WANT THE LAWS STRICTLY ENFORCED AGAINST TWO  SOCIAL EVILS  PROPERTY OWNERS TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST THEMSELVES  Twenty pure gentlemen, including  live gentlemen who draw salaries for  preaching purity, met in Nelson on  Thursday and reso.ved themselves into  a body that will hereafter attempt to  purify the body politic and keep it pure.  One of the live who draw salaries for  preaching purity was eloquent, but not  wise. He eloquently pleaded that the  newly formed Society of Purity should  join forces with the society that is being  formed to protect the property interests  of the West Kootenay Power -& Light  Company from the avarice and rapacity,  of the Corporation of the City of Nelson. This proposition was deemed unwise by another pure gentleman whose  income is derived for protecting people  who get into 'trouble through violating  .the very laws the society intends to  rigidly  enforce.  Both these pure gentlemen are politicians, and both are working to gain  the same end, that is, the complete  overthrow of the' element , in* Nelson  who has made Nelson the third city in  the province in commercial importance  and the lirst in respect to municipal  -vne/fchip of public utilities. The one  hopes to gain that end through his  church, if he can only get the support  .��� of the other churches; and the other  churches have, apparently, fallen into  the trap, and are willing to be catspaws  of the eloquent preacher-politician. The  other hopes to gain political preferment  through a coalition of the personally  pure people and the property-owning  people who love private croporations in  which they have no financial interest  and hate the municipal corporation in  which they have a financial interest.  Pure motives and kindly feelings, no  doubt, inspire the preacher-politician;  but no one will readily believe that his  learned and wise coadjutor has other  motives than personal advancement.  This is a free country, however, and its  people have an inalienable right to their  opinions; arid7as tlie personally pure  people have no end of opinions, they  should hayeVthe privilege of airing them;  occasionally.    .."-7     7        ; .  Thirteen (an-'-unlucky number) prominent property owners also:'-met in?  Nelson on Thursday. The object of  their meeting was to protect property  owners from injuring themselves. The  thirteen believe themselves to be the  self-conscious'guardians of the property  interests of the other, eighf.7,hundred,  property owners of Nelson. But their  first act was a; trifle inconsistent with  their professions. Instead of resolving  to protect the interests of the 813 property owners of Nelson, they resolved  to protect the property interests of the  West Kootenay Power & Light Company, Limited, of x.ossland, a corporation that does not own property in  Nelson. But- tuen consistency is a  jewel, and none of the thirteen are class  ed as jewels. The eight hundred property owners who were not at the  meeting will probably pay little heed  to the actions of the thirteen property  owners who were, and who are so willing to protect them from themselves.  This is a free country, however, and  there is no law to prevent thirteen  estimable, although more or less bumptious, property owners from being  foolish, and remaining perpetually  foolish.  A  CERTIFICATE    OF    CHARACTER.  Not long since, a reverend gentleman named Shearer from the East paid  British Columbia a short visit, and on  ��� his return home he called our people  bad names. Rev. Dr. Peter Wright,  pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian church  at Nelson, took up the cudgels in behalf  of the people of the province, and  among other things said:  "It is a mistake to suppose that the  typical western' town of Canada is a  sink of iniquity, where life and property are in danger, and where a family  must be reared amid deadly perils,  i There is no town or city in the east  whose streets are more free from  drunken men or where less profanity,  is heard, or that might be travelled  with greater impunity even by unprotected women at any hour of the day or  of the night, than are the streets of  Nelson and of many, other Kootenay or  Boundary towns."  The above is a pretty good certificate  of character. If there is no drunkenness, little profanity, and women can  walk the streets unprotected day or  night, Nelson cannot be a disorderly  sink of iniquity, and cannot be a city  grdatly in need of either a Society to i  Propagate Purity or one to Protect Pro  perty. Interests.  CAPACITY OF SMELTER  TO BE  :;*:.: DOUBLED.      .  Paul Johnson, manager of the Greenwood smelter, is'in Nelson.- He says  the .smelter "of "which he is manager is  treating froni 750 to 800 tons of-'ore a  day;! and that he expects the capacity  of the -smelter to be doubled before  long. Mr. Johnson is not a pessimist.  He says that his company will be mining and smelting ore at a cost of $2 a  ton before* the year 1903 is at an end,  -anti'that -by.- doing so they-will "be in  a position to treat custom ore at a very  low rate. At present they are getting  150 tons a day from the Snowshoe mine.  Mr. Johnson leaves for home this  morning.  COAST  POLITICAL  NEWS.,  VICTORIA, December 12.���(Special to  The Tribune.)���Matters political are  quiet in Victoria.   Reports from North  Nanaimo indicate that Mclnnes will be  elected by a very large majorty. In  North Victoria, it Is believed Robertson (government) will also be returned  by a good majority, the opponents of  the government conceding him a close  run. No new date has been lixed as yet  for West Yale.  paid in eastern Canada,, In the large yards  foremen wil "receive 25 cents an hour, and  others 21 cents. In the smaller yards tho  rates will  be 23 and  19 cents.  Roug-hly   estimated    the   Increases   will  aggregate a quarter of a million  dollars.  RAILWAY CONTRACT LET.  The. Great Northern has let a contract-to build the V. V. & E. road from  Curlew, Washington, to Midway, British  Columbia. The contract was awarded  to Siems & Shields of St. Paul,, and will  be carried out by Stewart & Welch of  Spokane, contractors who have just  finished a hundred miles of work for  the C. P. R. at Moosomin, in the Northwest Territories; Work will be coni-  I menced at Curlew within a few weeks.  The letting of this contract by the  Great Northern has also revived the  report that the C. P. R. has every preparation made to begin construction  between Midway and Spence's Bridge.  There is likely to be lively times in  railway circles in*British Columbia during the next two or three years.  ������'"*"���***���   "-   7 "::"'" '���.������������  ST.  PAUL'S  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  IN NELSON AND ITS PASTOR,  REV.  DR. PETER WRIGHT.  LOOKING AFTER A  SHIPMENT.  W. R. Will/of New Denver, one of  the owners of the Capella mine, is in  Nelson looking after a 30-toti shipment  of ore from the mine. The Capella is  within two miles of New Denver. Mr.  Will says he and his partner can work  the mine themselves and make good  wages, which-is better than grumbling  over hard times anld the low price' of  silver.  THE   NEW   WAGE   SCHEDULE  In a recent telegraphic despatch from  Montreal the anouncemont wa.s contained  that the C. P. R. had decided to increase  the wages of all trainmen east of Fort  ���William to the extent of about 15 per cent.  The details "of the new schedule have Just  bee'n received,  and .are as  follows:  Pasesnger conductors north of Lake Superior will receive. ?1-*J a month instead of  $108.    .  On lines east of the lake the increase is  from $100 a month  to $110 and $115.  Passenger conductors on branch lines  wil] be paid $90 instead of $80 a month.  Through freight"' conductors who were  paid $2.75 pw hundred miles will- recelvo  $2.90.  .  Through freight brakesmen urev increased eight cents per hundred miles, making  the rate $1.95.  The increase on way freight trains Is  about   ten  per-cent  all   round. ,  Baggagemen receive an eight per cent  advance. Their" wages will range from  $53  to $70 a  month. '���  Yardmen's wages are advanced about  fifteen   per:; cent,   making   then   the   best  WHAT IS DONE IN OTHER PLACES.  The City of Lindsay, Ontario, has an  electric light plant of the same capacity as the one that the City of Nelson  proposes to install, and the conditions  there, as to distance between plant and  city, is much the'   same as here.    At  Lindsay, no one is employed, at the substation, and three men do the work at  the power station.   The city employs a  superintedent and one lineman in addition to the three men at the power-station���five men in all.    The salaries of  five men at Nelson should not exceed  ?500 a month and $200 would be a liberal allowance, for oil, ,-waste, fuel, carbons, and miscellaneous expenses. Taxes,  water fees, and insurance would prob-  -ably aggregate another  $200 a month.  So that $900 a month;'or $10,800 a year,  would not be an unfair estimate of the  cost of operating    and maintaining a -  well-equipped power "plant at Nelson bedsides maintaining an efficient service In  the city.   Interest and sinking fund re-  qurements   for  the   $76,000  already invested and the $150,000 to be invested  would take $18,730 more.   This added to  the cost of operation and maintenance  would total $29,530, or say $30,000.  -The  present earnings of the plant amount to  $24,000 a year, therefore the city's* busi- %  ness would have to be increased $6,000'  a year in order to make both ends meet.  The loan by-laws passed in 1898, 1899,  and 1901 require a tax to be levied on  real estate for that amount to meet the  interest and sinking fund charges on the  money that   has    been borrowed and  used for the electric light system.    So  the expected deficit of $6,000 is already,  proyided   for.     But   there    will   be  no  deficit, as the earnings of the plant will  aggregate  more    than $30,000  a year,  and If they do, the city will be making  just as much in the way of net profits  as it is under existing conditions.   The*  gross profits today are put at $12,000 a  year, but when the $6,000 that is raised  by.taxation of real estate to meet interest and sinking-fund charges is deducted, the net profits are cut down to $6,000.  Vote for the bylaw.  CUBAN TREATY EFFECTED.  Havana, Dec. 12.���A definite treaty of  commercial reciprocity between Cuba  and the United States was signed late  last night by general Bliss and secretaries Zaldo and Montes. It only lackB  the signatures of. secretary Hay and  Senor Quesada, and the approval of. the  United States and' Cuban senates to  make it operative.       -  Good Reasons For Voting for the Electric  Loan By=Law  On Wednesday of next week the property owners of Nelson will'vote on the  electric   light  loan  by-law,  the  merits  'and demerits of whicli have been discussed in the press and on the streets  and even within the sacred precincts of  houses of worship.    Many of the argu-  -ments^used=_against^the^by^law^_appear_  to be extremely absurd to those who  favor its passage; and, no doubt, many  of the statements made by those who  favor the by-law appear equally absurd  to those who oppose it. The Tribune  favors the passage of the by-law for the  followin<_ reasons:  1. The city has invested $76,000 in  order to carry on the business of selling  electric light, and having once engaged  in the business, it should carry it on to  the satisfaction of its customers.  2. In order to give its present customers satisfactory light and supply new  customers, a further estimated expenditure of $150,000 must be made.  3. If this further estimated expenditure is made, the city will then be in an  entirely independent position, and will  not. be dependent, as it is now, on a  power company for a portion of the  power used.  4. The city will then also be in a  position to supply power to industrial  establishments, and thereby encourage  them to locate at Nelson.  5. As during the past five years, the  profits made will go into the city treasury, and not into the pockets of the  shareholders of any power company.  6. The estimates of cost made by the  city engineer have not been disputed by  any one who has the reputation of  being either an electrical expert or  hydraulic engineer,  7. One of the ablest hydraulic engineers on the Pacific coast, Byron C. Riblet, selected the site on which it is proposed to build the power station, and  his estimate of cost agrees with that  made by the city engineer.  S. The revenue derived from the present plant is approximately $2,000 a  month, and it is not unfair to assume  . that this 'will be increased as soon as  the city is in a position to supply all  who ask for electrc light and all who  wisli to use electric power.  9. The present revenue is derived from  rates that are the lowest charged in any  city in the province. The rates for  large business houses average about 75  cents a month for each 16 c. p. lamp  used, and half that rate for each 16 c. p.  lamp used in dwelling houses. THESE  RATES CAN BE LOWERED AT ANY  TilvVi7:, if it is shown that lowering the  rates    does not impair the security on  which the $150,000 is borrowed.  10. The security on which the $150,-  000 is to be borrowed is not the real  estate of property owners, but, instead,  is the revenue derived from the sale of  electric light and power. Therefore real  estate taxes will not be increased, but  piLobabl y^may^bejowered..  11. Not a dollar of the money need  be spent until the city has secured a  site for a power station and has accepted plans and specifications for the  plant, notwithstanding all assertions to  the contrary. :  12. The cost of operating and maintaining the proposed plant will be little  more than the cost of operating and  maintaining the present plant, that is,  $900 a month, and the city will save  what it now pays the power company  for power.  13. With the proposed plant in successful operation, Nelson can be the best  lighted town in Canada.  14. Of the proposed outlay, fully $90-  000 will be spent for labor and material  right here in Nelson,  15. Its construction will certainly not  depreciate property values in Nelson,  but, on the contrary, will enhance the  value of real estate.  16. The opposition to the by-law is  centered in the management of the  West Kootenay Power & Light Company, a corporation that has endeavored  for five years to gain an entrance into  Nelson. Were the West Kootenay Power  & Light Company non-existent, there  would be little opposition to the bylaw.  17. It is therefore a struggle between  a corporation in which the people of  Nelson are-the shareholders.and one in  which half a dozen eastern Canadians  are mainly interested, and surely the  people of Nelson should have sufficient  PUBLIC-SPIRIT AND PRIDE to stand  by their own corporation in a fight like  the one that is now on.  18. The question at issue is not one  of personal pique or politics; instead,  it is one involving a great economic  principle���that, of municipal ownership  of public utilities.  19. If those who oppose the by-law  are doing so in the hope of obtaining  better terms for power from the power  company, would the city not be more  likely to obtain such better terms were  it in a position to go ahead with the  construction of the proposed plant?  20. To obtain a good bargain you must  be in a position to bargain. The city  is not in such a position today, and  never will be so long as it is dependent  on the power company for a portion of  the power required to carry on its electric lighting business.  21. In addition to the proposed power  plant, the city will always have its present plant as a reserve plant, and it is  good for 200 effective horse-power the  year round.  __22._A yote_FOR_the By-Law:ls_a vote  FOR  "Nelson..  COURT CALENDAR.  The regular sitting of the supremo  court at Nelson will commence on Monday morning' at 11 a. m., before Mr. justice Martin, when the following calendar  of causes will be disposed of, namely:  1. Lever vs. McArthur���Damages for personal  injuries.  2. Knight vs. Desjardins���Foreclosure of  mortgage.  3. Hoskins vs. Lo Roi No. 2.���Damages  for personal  injuries.  4. Thurston vs. Weyl���An interest in  mineral  claims, etc.  5. George vs. Wallace���For specific performance of agreements.  0. Robinson vs. Fishhui-n���For money  loaned.  7. McLeod vs. Waterman���To set aside  tax sale deed.  E. Mobbs of Gorrard was In Nelson yesterday. He reports the people nf that  place making an effort to get a postoffice  established  there.  Angus and John W. Stewart, sons of  William Stewart of Drumbeg, Slither-,  landshire, Scotland, were in Nelson this  week.   Both aro railway builders.  The City of Kaslo has money in hand,  and is offering to redeem $2,000 of its outstanding debentures. It is also lowering  its water rates. Kaslo has been a well-  managed town notwithstanding its trials  and bad luck.  W. A. Galliher, M.P., leaves for Ottawa  tomorrow night. Me goes to the capital  to interview minister of finance Fielding  on the question of increasing the tariff  duties on lead and lead manufactures,  and is sanguine of succeeding in his mission.  G. AV. B. Heathcote Is now manager of  the Canadian Bank of Commerce hi Nelson, succeeding: Grange V. Holt, who has  been in Seattle for several months and  now lias heen made manager of the bank's  branch in Seattle. Mr. Heathcote is  comparatively a young man, and has  been with the bank at Nelson for ten  years, filling all positions from teller up  to manager. Tt is now in order for his  friends to address him as ".Mr. Malinger."  Useful -Gifts  Why not combine usefulness with your  Christmas generosity. There is nothing  more useful, appropriate or acceptable a.s a  Christinas present than Footwear. Largest assortment or plain and fancy Slippers  In  the city, at popular prices.  American Shoe Store  There will be no changes in the bank  other than that Mr. Ward, the teller, will  leave the bank altogether, having decided  to quit banking to engage In stock raising  in Alberta, he and an associate having  bought the1 Alexander ranch near Calgary.  Wlijje��� greaterLPffQl'tg. _?.t_'l!.spl_!:y_18_l-_L0__g__  AUCTION SALE  FURNITURE  One roll-top Mahogany desk and bookcase  combined.  One Mahogany  marble-top  bureau.  Three   upholstered   easy  chairs.  One   handsome   chiffonier.  White enameled brass finished iron bedstead.  Centre   Tables.   Carpets,   and   Linoleums.  I_lc,   Etc..  Flo.  The house in which this furniture was  used is too small to display it to advantage al an auction sale, it was therefore  removed to our auction rooms in the  Hume building'. Vernon street. Goods on  view this (Saturday) morning. The sale  will take place at 2,:!0 o'clock in tlio afternoon.    Terms  cash.  Our regular auction sale of general  merchandise will be held this evening.  0. A. Waterman & Co.  AI.'CTIO.VEKUS  "for the-holiday trauc^iiave been" made-in  Nelson, yet the displays made this year-  are better than the average and prices  were never as low.   ���  Dan Johnson, who wa.s for over a year  employed at the Second Relief mine, near  Erie, passed through Nelson this week,  eni-otite to the Paradise mine, near Windermere, In East Kootenay, where he has  secured a job.  The Imperial Bank has opened a branch  at Cranbrook. with F. J. Marsh, formerly  of Vancouver and Golden, as manager,  and a .��u\ Robinson from Brandon as  accountant. The Imperial has faith in  j the  country.  I James Sproat of Nelson, who served  | his apprenticeship as an electrician with  | the Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, and Its successor, the City of Nelson,  has charge of a, shift at the Cascade  Power Company's plant at Cascade, on  Kettle   river.  The delegation that will accompany AV.  A. Galliher, M.P-. to Ottawa to present  the lead question to the government will  be made up of W. H. Aldridge of Trail,  S. S. Taylor of Nelson, G. O. Buchanan of  Kaslo, George Alexander of Kaslo, James  Cronin of Moyie, George AV. Hughes of  Sandon, and   Byron  X.  AVhile of Spokane.  The order of Eagles have elected Dr.  W. O. Rose president, William Irvine  vice-president, D. C. Wilson, chaplain, J.  V. Morrison secretary. Gus Erickson treasurer, Seigel Boyd conductor, J. G. Simpson inner guard, Joseph Blackburn outer  guard. Thomas Sproat and William Gosnell   trustees.  In October. IRfll. E. 13. Phair opened the  Phair hotel In Nelson for businoss. The  first names on the register were the following: E. R. Athcrton, J. I-I. Matheson,  C. H. Ink. and John Houston, all of Nolson  and R. AY". Gallop of Balfour. Since then  lord Aberdeen and lord Minto. both governors-general of Canada, have been sheltered under the roof of the Phair. In the  eleven years he has catered to the traveling public, E. E. Phair has never for an  Instant forgotten that he was the equal  of any of the. people hp wan providing  with  food and  shelter.    More:    During nil  these eleven years he never showed one  of his guests the location of the bar-room.  The Phair was a first-class hotel, and E.  E. Phair's many friends wish, now that  he has sold his interest In the property,  that he will soon again be the landlord of  a first-class hotel.  -���Nelson'-s^btisiness���men���have���the���repu���=  tation of doing well everything they undertake, and the ������undertaking" department of  D.  J.  Robertson's & Go's is  well-equipped  to carry out orders.  Mrs. liebdon, and her daughter Middleton and son Bernard, have loft Nelson  for Spokane, where they will make their  home. Mr. Hebden has bought an Interest In a plumbing firm, and his friends here  wish him success. Miss lleliden was a  leader In musical circles In Nelson, and  will be an acquisition to the same circles  In  Spokane.  E. Hiekling. who has been n resident  of Nelson for six years and one of the  oldest 'cmiMoycijs at 'tin* *.<m<ilter, .left!  for Ladysmith on Tuesday night, where  he goes to accept a position at the Tyee  smelter. Mr. Hickllng's knowledge of  smelting has been gained by hard work,  and he Is admittedly one of the best furnace men in Kootenay. May he return to  Nelson to manage a smelter of his own.  The Kaslo Kootenaian is authority for  the statement that G. B. MeUm-niii. !������  bookkeeper of the Noble Five mine, is at  work auditing Carlson <fc Porter's books,  and that creditors are likely lo get 90  cents on the dollar. Carlson *i Porter  got Into financial difficulties in attempting to build the Lardo and Trout Lake  branch of tho C.  P.  R- at  less than cost.  Jacob Dover has donated a number of  watches ns prizes for the boys and girls  who stand at the head of the different  classes In the public school when tlie regular examination is made next week. The  boys who win will get men's watches, and  the girls who stand at the head will get  ladies- watches. Mr. Dover is taking a  great Interest In our public schools, for  he Is the father of three youngsters who  will soon be giving the school teachers  more or less trouble.  Properly owners who favor the ratification of the Electric Light Loan By-law  have opened headquarters In the Scott  building, at the corner of Baker and Josephine streets, next door east of Vanstone's  drug store. The rooms will be kept open  until the municipal election is over. AV.  A. Jowett, who ts a justice of the peace,  lias heen engaged as ?ecrotary of tho party  that will go Into the contest under the  name of the "Progressive People's Party,"  and will be in attendance daily to take the  declarations of citizens who are entitled  to vote as householders or holders of trade  licenses.  The new Canadian company lately  "brgahized'i nT_enWnrEnl_land~ha_rn<>w'"  transferred its field of activity to Canada. It is in reality the construction  company of the Atlantic, Quebec ic  Western railway company, incorporated  by charter of the Quebec legislature in  1901. 0  The object of the company is to build  a railway from the port of Gaspe basin  to a point, on the Intercolonial, between  lake Metapedia and Causapscal, to render communication between Europe,  Quebec, Montreal. New York, Chicago,  and Boston, many hours shorter than It  i.s  at. present.  The intention of the company is to  secure at Gaspe basin steamers capable  of meeting the ocean steamers, and  transferring the mails and passengers  to their railway at that point. Tno  distance between Gaspe basin anu Que- '  bee by water is 411 miles, whereas by-  rail from Gaspe basin over the proposed  route it would be 37G miles, and could  be covered in twelve and a half hours.  When the proposeu line to Edmundston  is constructed and connections for New  York and Boston are obtained, it will  mean a gain of nearly two days to New  York, at the speed of steamers at present in vogue to Canadian ports.  The new line to reach the Intercolonial will be from 135 to 140 miles in  legth. It will traverse a thickly wooded ���  valley, where there is great possibility  for the development of the pulp industry, while the mountains near by give  every in.uication of mineral riches.  The port of Gaspe basin, which will  be the eastern terminus of the road, is  a  large,  commodious    and    open  port  Avhich can be entered ten months in the -  year,  and  which    with  a little    effort  could be kept open all the year round.  It is  situated  2,--.   miles  from  Liverpool, via Belle isle, and 2,389 miles via  the cape Race route, as compared with  2,480  miles to Halifax and 2.800 miles  to  Quebec,  with  400  miles of river to  reach' the latter city.  AN ADAPTED FOOD  for infants is a scientifically- prepared  cow's milk���just tho right percentage of  fats and proteids. For forty-five years  Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk  has boon the leading infant food of th<}  world.    l"se it  in tea and roffee.  Kj The Nelson Tribune  Kstablished 1S17.      Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  capital m paid up) ���������;���-;;;;;;;;;"!&$&  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C, M. G , I resident.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,  Corner Baker and  Kootenay Stro_lK  ,��..........���������������������������*9........09.  ������������������������������������������������������������a  I Imperial Bank of Canada I  O-^^IT-A-T...   (Authorized) __"�����* 9&��-* 292  9  9  e  " HEAD   OFFCB,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President. D. B. WILKIE, Vlce-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E.  HAY. Assistant Gen.  Managrer.  W.  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 collection* J. M.  LAY, Manager.  is an extremely pious and virtuous element in Nelson who want the existing  order changed. They want all the Uiavs  of the land enforced. The Tribune does  not often give this element advice; but  it advises its members to Keep the ten  commandments themselves before tliey  begin making their neighbors toe Ihe  chalk-mark.  The political doings ot" colonel Prior  and his election committee read a good  deal like tlio doings of the small boys  described by Mark Twain in "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn."  During (lie year 1!)01 mine machinery  valued at $1,535,225 was imported into  Canada free ol" duly, and for the lirst  nine months of this year tlie free imports  amounted to ?!)0i,2U7. This would indicate that the free list, as far as mining  machinery is concerned, must be a fair-  sized one, and probably it is everywhere  in Canada except at Rossland.  ���.......���.������.���������������������������.���������.o������������*��������*���*���***************  9  9  i o o ��� ��� e 9 ��� ��� e��  I Canadian Bank of Conferee  ��� ���  With Which is Amalgamated  The Bank of British Columbia  Paid Up Capital  $8,000,000  Reserve   Fund...' ' $2,000,000  Ag-greg-ate Resources Over ....$65,000,000  HON.  GEO.  A.   COX,  Head Office,  President.  -  Toronto-  B.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON   BRANCH.  Saving's  Bank  Department���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Pres  ent rate 3 per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT, Manag*er.  TRAINS. AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5:00 a. in.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY arrive  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie,  Cranbrook, Marysville,���.Fort)-  Steele, Elko. Fernie. Michel  .Slab-more, Frank,  Macleod,  Lethbridge,  Winnipeg,   and  all Eastern points.  LEAVK  8 a.m.  8 a.m.  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:40 p. m.  Daily  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revolstoke, and all points east  and west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson. Trail and Rossland.  leave:  15 ajxu  LEAVE  i p. m.  i p. m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson. Trail and Rossland. tt0:35 a.m.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  5:00 p. m.  Daily.  9:35 p.m.  9:35 p.m.  Dafly  9:35 p.m.  Dafly  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY arrive  Slocan City, Silverton      ew3:40 p.m.  Denver. Three Forks, Sam.on  (Daily exoept Sunday)  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all War Landings.  (Daily except Sunday) ���  (Lardo and all points on the  ���Lardo & Trout Lako Branoh.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tua. Thur. and Sat)  ARRIVK  11:00  a. in.  11 a.m.  GEBAT^NORTHBRN^SYSTEBSr  LEAVE  Depot  7:'H) a.m  Mount'ii.  7:50 aj ai.  Daily.  NELSON &  FORT  SHEP- arrive  PARD  RAILWAY  Ymlr, Salmo, Erie, Waneta, Mount'ia  Northport, Rossland, ColvllI��7:l- p.in.  id and Spokane. Depot.  ��������� Making through oonnecMttn*    8 p. in.  at Spokano to tbo south,        Daily  oast and -went  LKAVB  Nol_on  6-.00 a. m.  Kaalo  8:35 p. m,  Daily  LI* AVE  Daily  6:00 a. in |  1:00 p.m |  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  KASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY'   Kuh'o     Sandon   ARRIVE  KhhIo  3:10 a. rn.  .Vol Hon  7:15 p. m.  Dally  ARRIVE  Dally  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a ni.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded  In 1882,  average the value-at $6 a ton, or $3,000,-  000 as the total value.    The Rossland  mines will ship 350,000 tons, of the average value of $1.2 a ton, or a total of  $4,200,000'.    The Slocan mines will ship  30,000 tons, of tlie avsrage value of $60  a ton, or $l,S00,0O0.    The mines in Nelson district will ship and treat 500,000  tons ,of the average value of $8 a ton,  or $400,000 in all.    The mines of Bast  Kootenay will.ship an aggregate of 5,000  tons   of  clean    ore    and  concentrates  of the average value of $50 a ton, or  $250,000.   The mines in the Lardeau and  Trout Lake diestricts will ship a tonnage  that will    aggregate    $100,000 in  value.    The mines   around   Camp McKinney will  ship  another    $100,000  in  value.    And $2,000,000 would be a high  estimate for Cariboo, Lillooet, Cassiar,  and Vancouver   Island.   These   figures  total  $10,050,000..   The coal mines will  produce 1,500,000 tons of coal, worth $4  a ton, or $6,000,000.    The total value of  the mineral production of British Columbia for the year 1902 will be in the  neighborhood of $16,000,000, or about the  same as last year, notwithstanding the  fall in the price of copper, lead, and  silver.    The   government   should keep  within bounds in its statements, allowing irresponsible individuals and newspapers to do the "booming act."    But,  'thenr-the=ministers^at"Victoria=are=no_  responsible for any satem.nts they may  make in sutXi times at, these.   They are  fishing for votes, and a five-dollar nugget washed out of a pan of dirt appears  to them as big as a $5,000 gold bar from  an assay office, more especially if the  nugget was found in a diggings up in  Cariboo.  A recent number ol" the St. Paul Pioneer-Press contained an article on a system of projected railways in Manitoba  that would have its outlet into the  United States at Emerson. C. E. Hamilton, at one time prominent in Winnipeg, is the chief promoter, and it is believed the Great Northern is behind the  scheme.  pound, amounts to $100,000, or a total  of $841,750 as the loss in the fall of  prices of the metals, which is 2 per  cent on the total capitalization of the  mines from which ore was shipped.  Those who favor the passage of the  electric light loan by-law do so openly  and aboveboard. Tliey do not seek to  present their views through the press  over assumed names. Men who are unwilling to discuss public questions in  the press over their own names would  not hesitate to stick a knife in the  back of an opponent if the opportunity  presented itself.  R. F. Green, M.P.P., of Kaslo is being slated for the active part he is taking in organizing the Opposition forces.  Mr. Green is a great admirer of the leader of the Opposition, and he'is proving  his friendship by doing his utmost to  land that leader in the place now occupied, by colonel Prior. Surely steadfast  friendship is a commendable trait in  these days of political deceit and dirty  intrigue.  The Victoria Times reprints the speech,  made at Rossland before the local Liberal Association by Smith Curtis, M.P.  P., on the lead question, along with Mr.-  Curtis's picture. The Times is very  close to Mr. Curtis, and it is said senator  Templeman is grooming Curtis for the,  constituency that is to be carved out of  the western half of the present constituency of Yale-Cariboo, as that part of the'  constituency is short on available Liberal timber.  The Opposition prate about "principle." Their "principle" seems to revolve  around, self. McBride welcomed .Martin's  support when that support was needed  to keep McBride in office, but once Martin demanded payment for the support  of himself and his friends, then McBride  resigned his office on "principle." McBride, in opposition, welcomed Haw-  thornthwaite's support when he imagined that support would overthrow the  Dunsmuir government, but when Hawthornthwaite asked payment for his support in the way of Opposition support  for the Socialist candidate in North Nanaimo, the support is refused on "principle." The McBrideites are long on  "principle,"   but short on principles.  VANCOUVER, December 9.���With the  year drawing to a close mining men are  beginning to total up British Columbia's mineral production during 1902.  and he is a pessimist indeed who docs  not concede an advance of 25 per cent  over 1901. The product ion that your was  officially given as $20.0S(*,7S0. so that  the lowest estimate for this year is $25.-  000,000. But tho latest figures from tlie  Boundary, the Slocan, Rossland, Atlin,  Cariboo and Vancouver island justify  one in predicting that tne annual report  of the department of mines will show  the figures to be nearer $27,500,000 than  $25,000,000, while next year may see the  $30,000,000 mark passed, lt will thus be  seen that British Columbia, even with  the copper, lead and silver markets  working against it, is twice a i.iomlil'e,  for he would be a bold man indeed who  would place the Yukon's output this  year at over $15,000,000.  That there is every reason to be optimistic concerning this year's production  is evident from the first public speech  delivered by the minister of mines since  he became premier. Colonel Prior stated  at the banquet of the Victoria pioneers  that he was emphatically of the opinion  that the mining industry was on a good  basis. Great progress is being made in  the Boundary. Said he: "The Rossland  mines are today shipping more ore than  ever before in their history; from the  Slocan 100,000 tons of zinc ore will be  shipped next year into the United States;  the Atlin . district il most prosperous,  and I am happy to say that a new era  of prosperity is setting in in Cariboo."  The premier, dealing particularly with  the latter district, pointed out how on  Lightning creek, famous the world over  for the millions it has produced, old  man Montgomery, SO years of age, is  cleaning up $100 slugs, and had in the  past few months obtained 140 ounces of  coarse gold. On the Point claim, in the  same district, they are getting 56 ounces  to the pan, and the other day took out  150 ounces. He regretted to say that  want of water had prevented the Consolidated Cariboo, the largest hydraulic  mine in the world, doing well this season, but the outlook for next year was  good. '-...,���.-.  ���The figures so far available for the  Boundary and Rossland show the great  strides forward that have been made in  those ,regions. The Boundary leads the  rest of the province in ore production, it  having" given 457,598 tons to date, with  the prospect of reaching the half million ere the year closes. The production  there last year was 386,675 tons, so there  will" be a betterment of at least 100,000  tons in 1902.. In Rossland there lias  already been an increase over 1901 of  38,327 tons, and ..before December 31st  20,000 tons should be added, which would  make the total output of that famous  camp nearly 340,000 tons, compared with  280,000 tons, in round figures, in 1901."  ANNOUNCEMENT f  BORDEN  CONDENSED J1ILK  COMPANY  (Originators of Condensed Milk���Establish   ed  1837.)  Proprietors of the Celebrated  PEERLESS  BRAND EAGLE   BRAND  ae-Wk  of Borden's Condens^  m&&L  Hi-1*-  w_wJ*��  ��� '��bt| m-I*)-*'-1*-".! projectionaS-"  "'soarrhesi-jnalure. /_/>������*"  73c**  EVAPORATED CREAM       CONDENSED MILK  SOLD BY ALL  GROCERS AND BY  Editorial and Business Office  Room 9, Madden Bloclc  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mall  to any address in Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No subscription taken for less than a year.  JOHN   HOUSTON,   Editor.  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  13,   1902.  British Columbia will be no more  benefited by over-estimating the value  of its mineral production than it has  ' been by the over-promotion and the  over-capitalization of mining companies.  Colonel Prior, who is minister of mines  as well as premier, should muzzle the  men in his department who are making  manifestly absurd estimates of the  mineral production of the province for  the year 1002. The mines of the Boundary camps will ship during the year  500,000   tons  of ore,   and  it  is  safe  to  Nelson is not only to have a Citizens'  League, whose object is to enforce the  laws, but it is to have a Property Owner's Protective League. The first-named  is made up of men who imagine they are  good, a good deal better than their  neighbors. The last-named is made up  of men who believe that the West Kootenay Power & Light Company is a good  angel, whose property interests are paramount as against those of the City of  Nelson. It takes all kinds of people to  make an up-to-date town, and Nelson  lias a few of all kinds; but, luckily, it has  enough of one kind���a kind that mind  their own business���to keep all the other  kinds pretty well under control, and it  is a good thing for Nelson that it, has.  lt is generally admitted that Nelson is  an orderly town, one of the most orderly  towns in Canada. It has been free from  police scandals, and no charges of official  corruption have ever been investigated  in the courts. The town is not without  tho grafting element, but that element  has never been able to get full control  of the machinery of government. There  is in Nelson a Western element, who do  not believe in the restraint of the East.  It is an element that is not without its  faults, but its faults are the mere imperfections of our civilization. Whatever  this element may be, tliey are not hypocrites. They make no mere outward  pretence of virtue and pk-ly.    But there  According to Edmund B. Kirby and  A. C. Gait and Smith Curtis, M.P.P.,  all of Rossland, the mining industry is  simply paralyized because of the imposition of the 2 per cent tax' on the output  of our metal mines, a tax that yielded  less than $100,000 during the year ending  December 31st, /1901. The total value of  the product of the metal mines in that  year was $15,070,382, the tax was therefore less than three-fourths of one per  cent on the value of the output. The  value of the lumber cut. for the same year  is placed at $1,090,000, on which tne province collected a royalty of $111,078, which  is 61/. per cent on the value of Ihe output. Is it not about time for the men  who are engaged in mining to stop talking about the unfair taxes that are imposed on the metal mines?  OVER-ESTIMATING THE OUTPUT.  The following, bearing a Vancouver  date, is being circulated by the Associated Press. It is an over-estimate, as  the value of the mineral output of British Columbia for the year 1902 will not  be greater than 1%.l, if as great. This  is not because the total tonnage mined  and smelted has not increased, for it  has; but because of the fall in the price  of the metals. The average prices for  1901 were: Silver, 59 cents an ounce;  copper 16.12 cents a pound in New York,  and lead ��12 Cs. 8d. a ton in London.  The average prices for 1902 have been  as follows: Silver, 52 cents an ounce;  copper, 11.55 cents a pound in New  York; and lead ��11 a ton in London.  The loss in copper, reckoning the difference in price at 4^ cents a pound,  amounts to $573,750; silver, reckoning  the difference in price at 7 cents, amounts to $1GS,000; and lead, reckoning  the difference in price at 1-3 of a cent a  (OBJECTS TO MR. I'HRBY'S paper.  A member ot the Canadian Mining Institute, writing to the Canadian Mining-  Review from Vancouver, . under date of  November loth, objects to the statements  made by Edmund B. Kirby in'the paper,  .entitled, "The Influence of Government  Upon Mining," which he read at a session  of the Institute held at Nelson last September. The Vancouver man scores Mr.  Kirby and the disaffected Rossland element, and from this time on he will not  be considered in the same class as Mr.  Kirby and Mr. Gait and Smith Curtis, M.  P.P. The following is what the Vancouver  man  says:  "If such a misleading and utterly unreliable  paper  as  Mr.   Kirby's  is  published  as one of the papers of the Institute, the  really valuable papers which have so far  been received will lose interest for readers  who   desire  to   obtain   facts, and  are   not  looking  for  political   fictions  to  the  very  serious   detriment   of   the   Institute.     The  criticism   in   your   October   number   mentions   'increasing  paralysis'   of   the   industry in this province; and no further notice  is taken of that utterly untrue statement.  The   facts   are   that   the   preceding   year  saw=an^increase=-of"=C()pper-gold'"sineltlng"  facilities alone of something like 1,000 tons  daily, all of which is fully employed.    An  increased   copper   production   equal,  to   17  per   cent.      An   increased  gold   production  from   lode   mining  alone   equal   to  20   per  cent.   An increased silver production equal  to 25 per cent.   Lead alone showing a decreased production of 25 1-2 per cent,  due  entirely to United States politics, and not  as  Mr.   Kirby  states   to   Canadian   tactics  in  the  smallest degree.    If  this  largo  increase in the earnings of the mining industry denotes an 'Increasing paralysis,' please  allow   the   'paralysis*   to   continue   indefinitely.    The   only  serious   troubles   in   connection  with  the mining industry, outside  tho lead district, in tlie provinco of British  Columbia,    are    (or   wero,    having   disappeared there also at this lime) confined tn  Rossland mining district, and wore caused  by   over-capitalization,   booming,   and   especially by attempting unfair treatment of  the  miners in  the endeavor to make dividends   for   the   over-capitalized   Rossland  mines, undertaken by a few men of whom  Edmund   B.   Kirby   was  certainly  ono.     It  is   most   unfair  and   against   the   interests  of  all    legitimate    mining   in   the  mining  province of this Dominion that such statements should   be  made  at all,- and   worse  if   they   are   allowed   under   any   circumstances  to  appear  as  being  the  views  of  the   Canadian   Mining   Institute   members,  who wore represented at that meeting by  a small number drawn from the disaffected  districts  in  large  majority.    If  the  paper  is   allowed   to   appear   It   should   have   a  rider attached as  "being the views of the  Rossland   camp   alone   and   utterly   repudiated by  the  rest  of British  Columbia.- "  A. MACDONALD  NELSON���-- WHOLESAL  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.  . .*���_&-- .__>. y&.. ,�����_  '(f.-* 7*j.�� '.ir^St  A   FISH  STORY.  D. Mackay of Nelson, a conductor on  the Canadian Pacific railway, relates one  of his fishing experiences in the December number of Field and Stream. Mr.  Mackay's story is as follows:  "Hearing that Kettle river and Boundary creek furnished fair fishing, I determined on one of my runs to tako along  an outfit and' kill part of the time the  train crew laid over at Midway in fishing.  I did not take along a landing not, as  from what I had heard the trout were  small, or, in other words, ordinary brook  trout; but I was much surprised to learn  from an old-timer at Midway that hr> hnd  seen   2-pounders     taken     from     Boundary  creek, and that an old log-jam, a mile and  a half up the creek, one big fellow made  his home much to the annoyance of the  smaller fish and the anglers who from  time to time tried to allure him from his  lair beneath the high rock-bluff and the  moss-covered logs on the shady side of the  stream. I therefore found myself up  against the real thing with a 6-ounce  bamboo rod and no landing net and a bluff  to fish over twelve feet high. I thought  it better not to try; so I fished for an  hour on the stream below, landing a few  =sniall���troutr^ah^*^ettin"g���tired-af=isucfi"  sport, being used to fishing on the Kootenay river, where the average trout weighs  two pounds, and furnishes royal sport  to the angler.  "Just as I was getting tired and thinking  of  leaving   for   the  hotel,   I  met  another   fisherman   with   a   string   of   small  trout,   who  told  me  that  he  tried  for an  hour   to   capture   the   big   fellow   at   the  jam, but that it was no go.    I determined  to  have  a  try,   even  if  1  lost  my   whole  outfit,   and   made   a   change   in   my   Hies,  and   attached   a   most   seductive   yellow  hackle  No.   7  to  the  end,  a  queen  of  the  waters  In   the center,  and a  royal  coachman on  the  top.    Just as it was getting  quite   dark,   1   crept   to   the   edge   of   the  bluff and  dropped  the  bunch  very  lightly  on the swirl, above the haunt ot* tho champion.    It  had   no  more   than  touched   the  water,  than  with a mighty rush  my bold  hero  seized   the  yellow  hackle,   and  very  fortunately   for   me   started   for   the   long  strip of smooth water below.    1 saw then  how   lucky   I   was   to   have   brought   my  best silk line along as it was a long one.  Holding  him  as  well   as  possible  until   I  climbed   around   some   small   saplings,   I  mado my .way  to a point  where I  could  work,   and   the   battle   royal   began.     Up  stream   again  he  went,   trying  to  get  to  his   old   haunt,    which   point   if   readied  would   be  good-bye,  Mr.   Trout;  but  with  the force of.the current I was able to hold  him from going very far up, and I gradually    worked    my   way     farther    down  stream to a more favorable battle ground,  where  the  banks were  more  sloping,  and  where it was absolutely necessary for me  to  finish  the  fight,  as I  had  no  landing-  net, and where, just twenty minutes after  the fight began, I landed his majesty.   He  lipped the scales at just two pounds���not  a  very   large   trout,   but  large  enough   to  give me as much as I wanted under the  circumstances.'  "In the fishing ground at Slocan Junction, a 5-pounder can be landed in less  time and with greater ease; and before  closing J will say that we have more sport  to the square mile right here in Kootenay  at Nelson and along the branch lines of  the Canadian Pacific than can be found  anywhere else in North America. "We  have big game in abundance, and it is  the home of the grizzly bear and mountain lion, while trout and other fish are  numerous."  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Wills Tobacco  Player's Tobacco  Turklsh Cigarettes ���.,   .      . ���>��_���!  Monopoi cigarette. Wholesale arid Retail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and Q. B,  Lambert and Butler  =-=/MLlii'and3=o--lmported-and-domestIc-clgar3  The  H. J. PHAIR, Propr.  Wholesale arid IJet  '%��Z. 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HEADQUARTERS  AND OLD  FOR     TOURISTS  TIMERS,  THOMAS MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Raker St., Nelson.  Proprietors.  REISTERER & OO.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street,  Nelson.  The best il per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G- W- Bartlett - - Proprietor -  OI*1  LAGER   BEER  AMD   PORTER  Put up  in  Packages to suit tho  Trade  Brewery  and   Office   on   Latimer  Nelson, B. C.  Street, The Nelson Tribune  THE NAMES OF PROPERTY OWNERS WHO  CAN VOTE ON THE ELECTRIC LIGHT BY-LAW  On Wednesday next (the 17th instant),  assessed owners of real estate will vote  on the electric light by-law. If three-fifths  or those votins vote FOR the by-law It  will he curried. The names given below  are <>f persons who will be entitled to vote.  It a name is on the lists of both, wards,  then Hint person is entitled to vote in both  wards. The voting place In tho East  ward will be at the old eity hall: and in  the West ward, the ollice of T. M. Ward  on linker street.  EAST WARD LIST.  W. D. Asmwortli, J. L. Anderson, Mrs. P.  E. Ahlln. George Adamson, H. H. Avery,  II. Amos, Robert Armstrong, Stephen Allen, E. C. Arthur, Irene Arnold, J. 13. Annable, J. A. Armstrong. Raffaelle Ami-  cone, P. 13. Ahlln, Mrs. M. E. Allen. C. J.  Archibald.  \V. \V. Beer, G. Prank Beer, II. A. Barton, E .C. Boeckli, John Biomberg, P. S.  Barnard C. Briggs, Geo. W. Bartlett,  Evangeline Booth, C. 1-1. Brown, G. O.  Buchanan, J. 1-1. Bowes, P. J. Bradley, W.  AV. Bradley, E. G. Beer, Wm. Burpee, Angus Billings, Nettie E. H. Beer, Hurley  A. Bishop, Hamilton Byers, J. -Banner-nan,  Annie M. Beer, Mary Beer, R. Bax-  fiulale, R. M. Bird, S. M. Brydges,  Isabel Bard, Mrs. A. Bruce, Harry Bird,  John Bannister, J. B. Bliss, W. H. Bullock-  Webster, Arthur Booth, Chas. Berry, V.  Hvde.Baker, Henry Bruce, A. R. Barrow,  Daisy Barrow, R. N.  Bealey, C.  W. Busk.  R. McLeod Cameron, J. J. Campbell, H. S.  C'harrington, Margaret Clifton, John Choi-  ditch, A. E. Coxhead, Jonas Coxhead,  Abhle P. Col well, T. Couch, E. P. Crawford. A. Collin. C. D. J. Christie. Alex  (.':'. rr*c. D. A. Campbell. E. L. Campbell,  it. Corllett, Mary 11. Croskell, Wilfrid  Cookson. Leo Craig, W. Croger, Archibald  Coats, Flora Crossott, Mary H. Campbell.  David M. Carley, Percy Criddle, James  Ceilings, AV. \V. Craig, Henry Colbeck, Edward Clark, W. I-f. Craig, L. H. Cho-  (iiiette. Geo. Cowan, Annie Clark, Annette  AV. Cummins, P. S. Clements, Arthur Cho-  citiette.  �� Jacob Dover, Thomas J. Duncan.*  Mrs. Ray Dover, Prances E. Day, Mrs.  XI. Dawson, Mrs. C. J. Davidson, T. H.  Donald, Jerry Damars, Earl of Dysart.  Mrs. Kate Darough, M. Downey, R. AV.  Drew, Hon. Justice Drake, J. Donaldson,  T.  C.  Duncan,  Mrs.  C.  IL- Duncan.  R. J. Elliott, John Elliot, Mike Egati,  Mrs. Hilda M. Evans, H. J. Evans, Ella  M. Eskrigge, A. D. Emory, Gus Erickson,  A. C. Ewart, A.  E. Eskrigge,  Wm.  Ebbs.  H. B. Firman, Kenneth Forbes,  P. McL. Forin, J. A. Forin, Edward Ferguson, L' W. Ferland, A. Ferland, Frank Fletcher, Mrs. John Fraser,  F. L. Franklin, A. Fleury, Mary S. Ford,  J. H. Falconer.  J. A. Gilker, Jacob Green, J. P. Green,  JVC. Green, P. C. Graham, Mrs. Mary  E." Graham, Jesse Graham, I-I. G. Goodeve Robert Gordon, Mrs. Jessie Gilbert,  Mrs. Susan Gagnon, AV. G. Gillett, F. P.  Gutolius, J. J. Gurney, P. C. Gamble, A.  ��� Q. Gamble, C. E. Grizzelle, J. Gillett,  Mrs. Marion E. Gamble, Mrs. AV. G.  Gillett, L.  Gobey,  Carmen Gisi.  J. Fred Hume, Thos. ..Howell, G. A. B.  all, A. E. Hodgins, Miss E. A. Harris,  John Houston, Mrs. Thomas Hyland, G. A.  Hunter, Mrs. J. AV. Holmes, R. J. Hamilton, Mrs. G. Holbrook, Arthur Hiekling,  AV. R. Hull, Bertha Houghton, Rose M.  Hodgins, Wm. Hardy, R. Helme, John A.  Honeyman, J. E. Honeyman, Elsie Ho-  b'art, W. J. Hatch, Mrs. A. P. Hepburn, John Hepburn, J. R. Hull, Joseph  Harwood,   J.   AV.    Holmes.  J. A. Irving, Fred Irwin, Catherine Irvine, J. G.   Irving. F.  C.  Innes.  W. A. Jowett, John AV. Jameson, Thos.  Jeffers, Annie Johnson, H. D. Jackson,  Mrs. C. L. Jameson, John Jameson, Chas.  Jiszkowicz, John Johnson, James Johnston,  A.  Jeffs.  J. A. Kirkpatriek, Alice Kempling, L. H.  Kribs, J. A. Knauf, G. S. Kellaway, John  Knudson, Ernest Kilby, Lilian Keating,  l-I. O. Keefer, Margaret Kerr.  Louis   Levesoue,    T.    H.    Lewis.    A.    G.  Lambert,   R.    S.    Lennie,   F.    B.   Lys,   A.  _Loehead,-Poter_Lamont,_ F._AV,_ .L*tln_*,__C,  IT. Leicester, Edward Langdon, G. L.  Lennox, G. Lindsay, A. Lapointe, Maria  Lapointe, Joseph Labolle, Libbie C. Lester,  M. J. AAr. P. Lafranee, J. Little, J. M.  Ludwig.  Mary   Mallette,   AV.   If.   Morrison,   T.   P.  CIVIC GOVERNMENT,  Toronto Globe: "The defects of the existing system of city government are patent enough���what the remedy should bo  will occasion differences of opinion. Most  successful experiments in municipal government were carried on In Brooklyn under  the administration of the present mayor  of New York. Mr. Seth Low, twenty years  ago. Brooklyn had been most unsatisfactorily governed, and the election of  Mr. Low wns tho conseriuenee of an curliest effort on the part of the citizens to  <*l'i,< ct a radical change. Previous to  mayor Low's election the cily had been  given over to a number of boards. Tho  now chief magistrate convinced himself  that the main part of the city's ills were  to bo laid at the door of the weak, vacillating, irresponsible administration afforded by these boards. By recent legislation  at Albany virtually autocratic powers  had been conferred on tho mayor, and taking advantage of them Mr. Low substituted for the boards heads of departments.  To this change the improvement in administration whicli followed was largely  credited. It was made manifest that the  division of power among three members  (,of a board and the consequent division  of responsibility had been most detrimental  to the public service. Brooklyn during  that period of its history came to be regarded as the best governed city on the  continent. We may be told that it did  not maintain this proud position, and it  may further be said that the government  or other cities which adopted the Brooklyn policy still leaves much to be desired.  Even if this is admitted to be true, it  would not bo condemnatory to the principle of concentrating executive authority  by putting strong men at the head of each  civic department. The efficiency of this  arrangement in the United States was  marred by a fortuitous weakness. The  spoils system has taken such hold of public life there that even in the cities the  municipal officials are subject to the lottery of the ballot-boxes. Even when there  is no party change an official is apt to be  replaced when it is considered that he has  .ttahon, Ross Mahon, Thomas Madden, C.  E. Miller, airs. A. T. Mara, John J. Malone, Eric Mastberg, C. S. Moore, Thos.  A. Mills, Jennie Manners, J. H. Mathe-  seon, J. H. Murray, Albion Mlnty, F. C.  Morrison, T. E. Marshall, S. L. Moore,  Wm. Martyn, Chris Morrison, A. Manson,  John Munro, Geo, Matheson, Elizabeth  Morice. A. J. Marks, G. E. C. Martin, T.  L. Marquis, Lydla Malone, Alfrtyl Manuel,  Mary Jane Moffat, J. P. Manhart, Carmen  Maglio, Alex Matheson, A. , AV. Munro,  George Motion, D.T. Mowat, John Matheson, Susan E. Marks.  AV. C. McLean, S. McAdam. Sam McDonald, R. M. McLeod, J. A. McDonald,  May McCourt,- Florence McKinnon, P. M.  McLeod, Mrs. E. M. McCandlish, David  McBeath, Mrs. John McLeod, John McLeod, M. McKay, A. McCuaig, Robert McGregor, Jas. McDonald, R. J. McCandlish,  P. L. McDonald, H. B. Mclntyre, AVm.  McDougal, Mary McPhee, A. L. McCulloch, Duncan McArthur, Dan McKay,  Mary E. Macdonald, AV.* A. Macdonald,  Jennie M. McFarland. Chas. McLaughlin,  Etta B. McDermid, E. B. McDermid, J.  K. McDermid, C. F. Hardy. D. McCreath,  A. McCulloch, Hector - McKenzie, Norman T. Macleod, G. C. McLaren, \V. E.  McCandlish, Jr.', John D.| McLeod, James  McPhee, Geo, R. McFarland, Alex McKenzie.  L. P. Nelson, A. Nagerson, J. I-I. Nolan,  Soren Nelson, Paul Nipou, Bertha A. Nor-  cross, R. A. Newton, A. AV. Nagle, John  Nunn.  J.   B.   Olds,    Clarence    Ogilvie,     P.    J.  O'Reilly, Mary O'Laughlin, James O'Shea.  J. Patterson, Levi Pogue,  E.  Palmqulst,  Mrs.    AAr.    S.    Pearcy,    Leo   Peel,    AV.    S.  Pearcy, J, Pollock, G.  S.  C.  Patterson, J.  E. Poupore, Thos. P. Patterson, H. AV. F.  Pollok, Fred Pabst, J. L. Porter, A. AV.  Peek,   C.   H.   Pollen.  W. Rutherford, T. I-I. Roberts, Root.  Robertson, Maud L. Renwick, Robert A.  Renwick, AV. N. Rolfe, Albert Randall,  John Rowell, J. J. Rosengran, G. L. Robinson, Mary Jane Roberts, Mary E. Rara-  melmeyer, J. F. R. Rowley,' Julius Reis-  terer, F. S. Roberts, Robert Robinson,  Mrs. H. J. Riblet, John Regaii, AV. O.  Rose,  Annie Ranger.  Harry Shernn, AV. R. Seatle, Harold  Selous, Mollie Smith, John Svoboda, John  Laing Stocks, H. J. Scott, Florence  Scroggs, Mary Smith, F. Steiner, Michael  Scully, Wm. Simpson, A. AV. Smallwell.  AVilliam Shackleton, George Stead,  Captain R. Sanderson, Leonard Scott,  AV. N. Shaw, P. H. Smith, Angus G. Shaw,  P. AV. Swannell; Mary Scanlan, James  Sproat, Lelia E. Smith, Annie Smyth, J.  C. Schermer'horn, E. G. Smyth. Frank  Simpson, Nina Smith. Mrs. Margaret  Smith, J. A. ' Smith, Emily O. Stewart,  Albert B. Sloan, Frank Seaman, J. C.  Shook, Mrs. Emma Smith, S. P. Shaw, Mrs  Mary Steele.  J. A. Turner, AV. F. Teetzel, August  Thomas, AV. A. Thurman, A. Tregillus,  Mrs. Thos. Todd, G. AV. Taylor, G. J.  Thorpe, Annie Turner, Ida Thurman, S.  S. Taylor, A\V A. Turner, J. Templelon,  VV. P. Tierney, E. C. Traves, Mrs, Mary  A. Traves, D. AV. Taylor, Mrs. A. M.  Tamblyn. H. B. Thomson, Joseph Thompson, J. A. Tuzo, 0"ven G. Evan Thomas,  Scott Thompson, Phillip N. Thompson,  Joseph  Thompson.  H.   M.   Vincent. .  T. M. AVard, J. H. AVallaee, Charles  AV. AVest, John AA'ilson, -Agnes AVest,  Harry Wright, Mrs. Jennie Wright, Annie  AVeidert, Elizabeth AVilkinson, AAr. J. AVilson, Stephen AVhite, F. C. AVinkler, Clifford AVade, J. G. AVilson, C. A. AA'aterman,  Mrs. E.' A. AVallaee, Mrs. E. AVickham,  Mrs. J. D. AValley, J. H.Wilkinson, Cecil  AA'ard,   E.   P.   AArhalley,   Jacob  AVhiller,   J.  F. Weir, Bruce AVhite, C. AV. AVhitmore,  L. AVhite, AVilliam AA'ilson, AV. E. AVasson,  Robert   AAllson,  AVilliam  AValdie.  Josiah Young, AVm. John Young.  A.  Zettler.  WEST   AVARD   LIST.  E. R. Atherton, E. H. Applewhaite, Isabel Arthur, Stephen Allen, J. E. Annable,  Andrew Anderson, James Allan, Mrs. AV.  Applewhaite.  F. S. Barnard, Mrs. G. M. Burnett, G. P.  Beer, AV. AV. Beer, J. Stevenson Brown,  A. H. Buchanan, J. H. Bowes, R. J. Bca-  __iy-Ss_J3ealey,=T.^H._Boyd,=A.^,R.=Bari>ow,-  Arthur Booth, Mary Booth, John Burns  Ralph Bradford, Alfred Bunker, H. E.  Beasley, H. A. Barton, S. M. Brydges,  Henry Bird, Mary Booth, C. S. M. Brown,  Joe Bradshaw, R. M. Bird, Vlttorlo Bol-  etti,  C.  W.  Busk, Thos. Bennett, Godfrey  Birtseh, S. Y. Brockman, l-I. Burnett, W.  G. Brown, John Bell, Chas. Begg, John  Begg, A. Benson, J. C. Biandy, P.  Burns, Mrs. Mabel Bird, R. A. Bainbridge,  S.   Blakey.  A. H. Clements, E. C. Cameron, R. McLeod Cameron,, W. P. Clark, Ed. Curran,  Archibald Currle, Florence Crlkmay, Mrs.  Agnes Curtis, II. C. Cummins, Henry Colbeck. F. C. Chandler, Robert Corlett, H.  E. Croasdaile, J. J. Campbell, C. D. J.  Christie, Archibald Coates, Ella Croasdaile, Mrs. W. E. Coles, R. Chambers, E.  A.   Crease.  Douglas D. Dick, Robert Day, Edith  Dewar, Richard AV. Day, Alex Dow, Miss  N. Delmage, Mrs. L. A. Davys, E. A. Dig-  by, Frunces E. Day, M. DesBrisay, T. J.  Duncan, H .L. Dawes, James Duck, Mary  Rose Driscoll, Mrs. J'. M. Douglas, Frank  Deacon, Mrs. C. li. Duncan.  John Elliot, Eliza English, AV. H. Elson,  R.   S.   Embree.  F. J. Finucane, J. Fulton, Frank Fletcher, Mrs. j J. B. Fox, J. 1-1. Falconer,  Mrs. Prank Fletcher, Sam S. Fowler, Mrs.  J. H. Falconer, E. Frost. A. Fleck, Ellen  Pawcett, E. J. Flatt.'  AV. J. Goepel, AV. Godsall, C. AV. Green,  Annie Giffin, Mrs. A. M. Gamble, Tom  Graham, John Ayton Gibson, Chas. Gras-  er,  J.  AV.  Gallagher.  Bernard Hebden, A. E. Hodgins,  John Hlrsch, Laura Hawkey, G. AV. B.  Heathcote, Ernest Harrop, G. C. Hodge,  John Houston, AV. H. Houston, AA'. R. Hull,  Rose Hodgins, John Hamilton, John  Hardy, Grange V. Holt, Geo. A. Hunter,  T. Henderson, J. R. Hull, Caroline L.  Horton, A. J. Hipperson, R. G. Harvey,  Patrick Henry, John Hampson, G. AVm.  Hall,   Julia   AV. .Henslniw,  O.  N.  Hanson,  A. Hebden, Henry Heffner, P. E. Hebden, Arthur Hiekling, J. Fred Hume.  F. C. Innes, AVm. Irvine, Chas. II. Ink,  F.  C.  Ingram. .  Andrew Johnson, Sol Johns, H. J. Jordan, Miss C. McN. Jones, John Jackman,  J, AV, Johnson, Mary L.r Johnston, Mrs. S.  Johns,  J.  Julsrude.  AV. H. Kirby, J. A. Kirkpatriek, Betty  Kinahan, Constance F. Kelly, Mrs. Matt  Kelly, D. J. Kurtz.  James Lawrence, Mrs. J. M. Lay, Abraham   Leckie.   *  J.  A.   Mara,  Ernest Mansfield,  Mrs.   AV.  B. Muir, Mrs. Margaret Madden, Thomas  Madden, Sam L. Moore, A. AV. Munroe,  AV. J. Murphy,' Pat Murray, Thos. Murray,  Chas. Magnesson, D. M. Macdonald, A. L.  McCulloch, Frank McLeod, Alec McDonald,   A.   L.   McKillop,   David   McKay,   AV.  C. McLean, Duncan McDonald, W. A. Macdonald, R. M. Macdonald, D. C. McMorris,  Mrs. G. McNab, Mrs. 3. J. McKay, AV.  C. McBretnay, David McBeath, Frank McFarland, Geo, McFarland, I-I. E. Macdonell, Mrs. G. Macdonald, ArchN  bald McDonell, Eliza McAlman, J. McKinnon, S. A. McKee, J. McAstocker, Angus  McDougall, F. A. McQuaig, Edward McGregor.  I-I. G. Neelands, Geo. Nunn, Mrs. H. G.  Neelands, Miss N. Nelson, G. A. Neve. R.  A. Newton, J. I-I- Nickerson, A. Nagerson.  Edward O'SulIivon, Mrs. Addie M. Oakes,  E.  Osier.  E. E. Phair, Lawrence Peters, Melville S.  Parry, R. A. Peebles, G. Patterson, l-I. AV."  P.  Pollock,  Andrew  Park,  H.  P.  Pexton,  Jessie   Patterson,   Jessie  Plews,   Mary  E.  Peters,   AA'illiam   Park.  W. N. Rolfe, AV. G. Robinson, Robert  Robertson, Martha Robinson, Mrs. Rason,  Mrs. E. J. Ritchie, J. Ringrose, A. K. Renwick, Barbara Robertson, H. H. Ross,  S. O. Richards, ��� T. H. . Roberts,  Mrs. E. C. Richards, Alec Richardson,  John Richardson, J. C. Reilly, John A.  Robinson, "Wm. Rjic-hardeon, A. tf. R.  Robinson, AVilliam Robinson, B. N. Riblet,  John Roche, E. C. Richards.  Harold Selous, Herbert Steeper, Ella E.  Sims. T. J. Scanlan, Peter Schonfeld, j.  A. ,Sherling, Gilbert Stanlay, E. Jane]  Stanley, Je: R. Stewart, Joe Sturgeon,  Mary A. Sturgeon, G. H. H. Symonds, Rebecca Stead, M. J. Scott, E. T. IT. Simp-  kins, A. R. Sherwood, Violet E. Stillitoe,  J. K. Strachan, J. P. Swedberg, G. M.  Sorelle, Norman D. Stewart, J. Laing  Stocks, Thos. Symes, Emma Steel, Robert  Sanderson,   Sarah   Smith.  E. C. Traves, R. G. Tatlow, AVm. Towe,  AV. P. Tierney, Saul Thompson, P. N.  Thompson, J. A. Turner, O. G. E. Thomas,  -D^R���Taylor.���- '������-^^���. -,--���-���---  C. J. AVilson, T. M. AVard, AA'. J. AVilson.'  Edith M. AVhalley, AVm. AVilson, John  Watson, Mrs. M. AAratson, AV. IT. AVatkins,  I.'). R. Woak.es, E. P. AVhalley, A. T. AAral-  ley, C. L. AVernor, Peter Wilson. P. E.  Wilson,   Chas,  Whittet,   Thomas  Weeks.  been lukc-warri from a party standpoint,  or that ho has had "enough." This, of  course, introduces the very condition that  is most fatal to fidelity and far-reaching  responsibility on* the part of officials. A  nccessarp prerequisite is that tliey should  fe-il that good conduct, zeal for the public  Interest, and capability will bo rewarded  by continuance in oflice. If the official  knows that fidelity and ability aro no  guarantee against decapitation, he is not  at .all unlikely to take his measures accordingly. His self-interest Is not enlisted  on the side of good and* economical administration.  "The weakness, wastefulness and clumsiness whicli characterized Brooklyn civic  government under the boards is reproduced iu Toronto under our system of  practically dividing the executive power  between committees and officials. One  has only to hear an intricate subject discussed before a committee to realize how  almost inevitable it is that lame and impotent conclusions should be arrived at.  It is very difficult to believe that much  light is thrown on matters by these rambling and inconsequent debates. The committee generally has the report of an official before it. He is presumably an expert, and has given or ought to have given  the matter careful consideration. But  if there Is some interest pulling the wires  in another direction, ten to one half the  committee has been canvassed against the  official's report. Officials are not infallible. Mistakes will be made in ail businesses. Errors will slip into the management even of the most ably conducted  private corporations. Municipal corporations and their officials will not be free  from them, but there is more likelihood of  correct decisions from an able and experienced official, who knows that he must  bear the fullest responsibility Por his'  acts, than under the present system, where  we are never sure who is responsible for  the  things  that are  done.  "We think, then, that reform should  move in the direction of confining the  aldermen's attention to legislative work  almost   wholly,     and    that   the     officials  should be charged with full responsibility  for all executive work. If after that, an  official allowed himself to be worried or  coerced by aldermanic pressuro, the citizens would at least not be driven from  pillar to post endeavoring to find out who  was responsible for mismanagement. Tho  proposition to form the chief officials into  a board, we presume, means no more  than this, namely, that in every considerable work and in every recommendation  forwarded to tlie board of control or to  council there are considerations which  no one oincer could dispose of. In recommending a public Improvem-nt, for exr  ample, there might be engineering, legal,  land damage, and sanitary questions to be  settled. The most convenient way of getting them promptly settled would be by  an actual meeting of tho officials concerned. This would promote expedition and  would not impair efficiency or responsibility. The engineer would be wholly responsible for his part of the recommendation, the solicitor for his advice on the  legal aspects of it, and so on. Such a  board would strengthen officials in the  right direction and there is but little reason to fear that it would create an objectionable bureaucracy. The people and their  representatives would always,have a remedy  for that."  SEATTLE'S CORRUPTION.  There are rumors that even the bench  is contaminated by the awful corruption  of the town. The Seattle Times printed a  letter in its editorial columns the other  night, written, so the Times says, by a  prominent gambler, in which the open allegation is made that a judge on the bench,'  a certain prominent lawyer acting as go-  between, has levied tribute upon gamblers.  This open allegation of judicial corruption is merely the crystalization of rumors  that have been afloat for weeks. The  Seattle Times, citing the example of St.  Louis, and the results there attained, is  calling for a grand jury. Colonel Blethen.  the editor of the Times, believes that  the vicious elements are so bitter toward  each other that they can bo induced to  give testimony that will land several men  in   tho   penitentiary.  ln closing, one more brief exemplification must bo given of the moral turpitude  of the town. When it was told, the other  day, that money-paying- slot machines  must come out, u prominent saloon man  remarked:  "Oh, well, let Captain   (naming a  member of the police force) come down  and  take  out  his  machine."  An investigation of this rumor draws  out tho fact, or at least the belief, that a  prominent polico oilicial Is financially interested In tho company which put tho  slot machines in Seattle and that he not  only derives his share of the profits but  "whacks up" with another polico official  a certain sum every month paid fur polico  protection of the machines. lie catches  them  "coining nnd going."  In another story will be recorded another phaso of Seattle's corruption���a  story of corporate control of councils' and  officials.    Space  forbids   it   hero.  The Bight. Time to  Invest op Speculate In  Heal Estate Is When  Sellers Are Hard Up or  Priees Abnormally Low  The undersigned has been authorized to  offer for sale AV. I-I. Brandon's addition to  Slocan City. The addition contains SO  acres, a part of which has been platted.;  Of the lots platted, 131 remain unsold. Of  the unplatted portion (50 to GO 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. The big sawmill that  has been bonitsed by Slocan City will be  erected on -land immediately adjacent to  Brandon's addition. Included are five  buildings, which now rent for $500 a year.  Selling price,'- $7,000. Terms, $3,500 cash  and the balance on. time.-,-  I also have instructions to offer for sale  the following pieces of real estate in Nel-,  'son:  "VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, north frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price $1,260  cash.  BAKER STREETr-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-rooni cottage,  with all  conveniences.    Price,  $2,500.  For    further -  particulars,     address    or  apply to  JOHN HOUSTON,  Room 9, Madden Block, Nelson, B.C.  Sealed Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Heating Drill Sheds, Kamloops and Nelson,"  will bo received at this oflice until Tuesday, 30th December, inclusively, for a hot  air heating apparatus at each of the aforesaid drill  sheds.  Plans and specifications can bo seen  and form ot tender obtained on application to AVm. Henderson, Clerk of Works,  Victoria, II. C: Robert Mackay, Kamloops,- li.C'.i James Allan Macdonald, Nelson, B.C.; and at tlio Depart moiil of  Public Works, Ottawa. A separate tender  is  required   for   each  building.  Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not lie 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  madu payable to the order of the Honorable the Minister of Public AVorks, equal  to ton per cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of  tho tender, which will be forfeited if the  party decline to enter into a contract  when called upon to do so, or if lie fall to  complete, tho work coiitraclvd for. If the  tender be not accepted the die [lie will be  returned.  Tho   department   does   not   bind   itself   to  accept the lowest or any  l-nd.-r.  By order.  FRED   GELINAS.  Secretary.  Department  of Public AVorks,  Ottawa,    25th    November,    11102.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will  not be paid for it.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend lo  apply at the next sitting of tho Board Bf  Licensing Commissioners for tho City of  Nelson to be held after the expiration of  thirty days from the date hereof for n  transfer of tho retail liquor license now  held by me for the Imperial Hotel, now  and formerly known as the Silver Kine  Hotel, situate on the south side of Baker  street in the City of Nelson on Lot:* 7  and S, Block 10, sub-division of Lot 95,  AVest Kootenay District, to A. Kleln-  xchmidl  of  tho  said   City  of Kelson.  Dated this 22nd day of November. 1902.  JOS.   HARWOOD.  Witness:    Win. rail*.  "^jyE are now in a position to use the  public fairly well.   Iron Beds are  our specialty and Rugs our leaders.  Our Undertaking Department is now  ful'y equipped and can always be relied  upon to work, when called to do so.  This branch is under tha supervision  of our Mr. Clark.  1D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  Baker Street, NeUon  Furniture  Dealers  Funeral  Directors  Phone Nos. 292, 142, 157   I  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  *****************************************+*+******************4+***************.  [ Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited.  t      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of  | Factory Work.  t   KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY. *    ���  1 COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK t  t .   .: c   ;;���.;  t  |  . Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON, B.C. |  X+**+*+*+++ ********* ******** * *+***+*+*+*+**************** *** * *******<r ****************  Thorpe's  lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains live grains ot  lithia carbonate.  SHERIFF'S  SALE.        o  Province   of   British     Columbia,     Nelson,  AVest Kootenay District���To-wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the Supremo Court of British  Columbia, at tho suit of John Morgan  Harris and Fred J. Kelly, Plaintiffs, and  to me directed against the goods and chattels of H. H. Pitts and William M. Stubbs,  Defendants, I havo this day seized and  taken in execution all the right, title and  interest of the said defendants, H. H. Pitts  and William M. Stubbs, in the two-story  frame building, situate in part upon Keco  avenuo, in the city of Sandon,, and in  part upon tho westerly, part of Lot "A" in  Block numbered one (1), of the subdivision  of District Lot numbered 482, Townsite  "ofSaiidoririccordingto'pIan-numbered'eoSr  to recover tho sum of flvo hundred and  thirteen dollars and six cents ($513.06) and  also interest on five hundred and nlno  dollars and fifty-six cents ($509.50) at five  per centum per unnum from tho 8th day of  July, 1900, until payment, besides sheriff's  poundage, officer's fees and all other legal  incidental expenses; all of which 1 shall  exposo for sale, or sufficient thereof to  satisfy said Judgment debt and costs, at  my ollice, next to tho Court House In the  City of Nelson, B.C.. on Monday the 22nd  diiy of Decombor, 1902, at the hour ol*  ulevtiii  o'clock In   the forenoon.  NOT 10���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as lo Interest and title of the  s.-ild   defendants.  Dated nt Sandon, B.C., llth day <>f Oe-  ei?niu��r, 1902.  S.   F\  TUCK.  Sheriff of South Kootenny.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province   of   British   Columbia,   Nelson   in  West  Kootenay���To-wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at the suit of E. Ferguson &  Co., Plaintiffs, and to mo directed against  the goods and chattels of. Davison &  Walmsloy, Defendants; I have seized and  taken In execution all the right, title and  interest of the said defendant, William  Walmsloy, in eight thousand three hundred and thirty-three (S.333) shares more  or less, of the stock of the Similkameen  Valley Coal Company, Limited; to recover  the sum of five hundred and fifty-five  dollars and seventy-two cents ($555.72)  and also interest on five hundred and fifty-  two dollars and twenty-two cents ($552.22)  ai five per centum per annum from the  9th day ot December, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees,  and all other legal incidental expenses;  all of which I will expose for sale or  sufficient thereof to satisfy said judgment  debt and costsat my office, next to the  j Court House in the City of Nelson, B.C.,  on Monday the 22nd day of December,  1902,' at tlie hour of twelve o'clock noon.  NOTE���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to Interest and title of the  said  defendant,   William  Walmsloy.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., llth December,  1902.  S.   P.   TUCK.  Sliariff of  South  Kootenay.  | Santa Clause  | Congratulates  I Himself  tf  tf  tf  tf  m  so  %  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  tf  m  Over Our Furniture. It saves  much trouble over the annual worry  of Christmas Gifts. One can eure'y  find among the hundreds of handsome pieces of furniture here something that wil suit everyone whom )��  they wish to remember. Select! onr ^\  made now will ba kept until Christ- ^(i  maa and delivered to any address, fl.  Carload of finest Iron and Brass Beds W  just received. Fine line of Pictures 9J  to-seleet-fromr^ -'" '-- ���_5-  McArthur &  Co. 1  m  Furniture Dealers ��  ���S_L:_C;__j'_l;SL*__ji-i. -i��i ._^-.__ :_&:__. A'.__-_&___'_-_'_&__**__?-  P. BURNS <$��� CO.  2____2___si��S-! Meat Merchants  Head Oflice and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Ponlirj in Season  Orders by "Mail receive Careful and  1'rompt Attentiun  E. C. TRAVKS, Minaji-er, K.-W--C. Blk.. "N'oiflOQ  STARKEY & GO.,  WHOLESALE   PHOVfSiONS,  PRODUCE AKD  FRUITS.  [ R. A. Rogers & Co , Lid , Winnipeg.  REPRESENTING J f|. K. Fairbank Co.,     -    Montreal.  (SimcoB Canning Co,, -   -   Simcoe.  Office and Warehouse-  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C. 4  The Nelson Tribime  I  1  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.     LIMITED  '   '  IMPORTERS  AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON  B.C.  ���������  ���������  ��� ���  ��� ���  ������  ������  ������  ������  �����  ��� ���  ��� ���  ��� ���  ��� ���  ������  ������  ������  ��� ���  9.9.9���...���9.....999....��..������.9.������������*������************  ................9.9.9 ���������*<>������.������ ���*.**���*������ **********  Facts and Philosophy  From  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  i My   stock  of  watches   and   diamonds   is  '      enormous.    I  have   the  resources,   talents  j      and  experience for supplying- these  goods  in  a   manner  that  admits  of neither  loss  nor   dissatisfaction   to   our   customers.     I  ]      buy largely because I sell largely.    Large  ',      buying   makes   low   selling   possible   and  eceonomy in expenses makes it still more  possible   while   still   preserving a   high   standard  of  quality  at  the  same  time.    My holiday  stock  is ready and it was never better in my recollection.    Here  are some specialties.  ���Diamonds  and   all   kinds   of precious  stones.  Ladies" rings, brooches and bracelets,  watches,  links,   lockets and neck  chains. -  Manicure  and   toilet   sets  to suit   everybody.   ,  Sterling silver novelties  of all kinds, Sterling hollow ware.  My  stock  is   complete  and   I want you all to call and inspect it.  Engraving not exceeding three letters will be done free of charge.  Mail and express orders have our prompt atention.  JACOB DOVER,  Nelson, B.C. The Jeweler  .9.........������999.9999999.............������...���.���������������.9.  ��� ������  ��� 0  ��� ���'  ��� ���  '������  ��� ������  ��� ���  ��� ���  ���'���  ��� ���  ��� ���������  ��� ���������  CANADIAN-MADE   GLOVES  AMERICAN-MADE   GLOVES  BRITISH-MA DE  GLOVES  FRENCH-MADE GLOVES  *���������*.������...............................���������.���������.���������������9***  *���������*������������999 .....99999.*.9.9.9.���������������������.9.������������������������*****2*  Il   A FEW TIPS ON TEA   If  ** TWENTY-FICE  CENTS will buy   ONE   POUND   of   pure,   clean,   fine      J J  ��� ��� flavored  CEYLON-INDIAN TEA .-..'"                                                     . ' ��� ���  ��� *> TWENTY   CENTS  will   buy ONE    POUND     Standard     BREAKFAST      .m  ������ BLACK  TEA.    Purchasers  of  ten pounds or more, will receive one pound  �����  extra, for each ten pounds purchased.  Equal  to an  allowance  of TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT, on jthese ex-.  -#-#���ti'umeiy-Idw^pricesr"^   ~  Z*. Prices on our regular lines of CHOICE TEA, 30c,  ��� ���     COc per pound for Black, Green and Blended.  ��� ���  35c, -10c, '15c, 50c and  ��� 0  ��� 0  ��� 0  00  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Telephone 177  P.  O. Box 1S2  00  ���0  s:  00  00  ::  00  00  00  00  00  00  000 00 000000000000000 00 000 0 00 00000000000 00 00 00 00 000 00 00 00  MORLEY h CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  ���  James  F.   AVardner  was  in  St.   Paul   on  the 1st.  *#**-&-#-##-*#-*&--#&-#-#**-#*^-#--#-* *# -*#-���#-#-#-���&--#-#&*#���#*# *#*#^ *#*#*#*#  **?  .' THE MILK OF THE COW  is richer in proteids, fats and salts than  the human milk, hence it must be adapted  to infant feeding. Borden's Eagle Brand  Condensed Milk is the,- prefect-oil of a  cow's milk for infants. Forty-five years  experience has made it tlie leading infant  food of the world.  5 Per Cent Cold Bonds  A^Cood Investment For  Prudeqt People  . The economical" Buyers-admit that five  per cent gold bonds are not in it in  values when compared with the saving  made by purchasing goods from the undersigned.  Another  shipment  of  Silver   Spoon   Tea  received.  Morrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phone 134  Tremont Block,  Baker St  **  Tf  ���*  _2k  Tr  ���*  ���#  FRED IRVINE &  as Specialties  Most suitable and useful for Xmas presents. We are showing In our new premises  one of the finest stocks of ladies' wear  ever displayed in this city at extremely  low prices.  LADIES'   DEPARTMENT  Ladies Silk Cashmere and French Flannel   Shirt   and   Blouse   AVnists   ���   a   very  large assortment  of up-to-date and  natty  styles.  LADIES*   KID   GLOVES.  A  very  pretty  and  natty  lot of Ladles*  ccived, special for Xmas trade.  Ladles and Children's Lawn, Linen and  Silk   Handkerchief;-.  Ladies'  Black and  Colored  Silk  Skirls.  Ladies'   and   Children's   Fur   Boas,   Ties,  Ruffs. Muffs and  Seal Jackets.  Ladies" Trimmed and Pattern Hats���a  new lot  to  select  from.  GENT'S   DEPARTMENT.  Men's Smoking Jackets, Dressing Gowns,  Bath  Robes,  and Travelling Rugs.  Men's Silk Umbrellas���a fine asortment  to select from.  Men's Ties, Scarfs, Silk Wraps, Mufflers,  Kid  Olives,   Mitts  and   Fancy   Half  Hose,  and   Underwear.  DOLL AND  TOY DEPARTMENT.  AVe havo got a small stock of Dolls,  Toys, Books and Games which we are'  offering at prices to clear as we aro  dropping these lines, so offer them all at  Bargain  Prices.  AVe invite the public to call and inspect  our new premises and stock as we are  now showing complete ranges in every department and you will llnd a very large  stock to select from, with which to make  good suitable Xmas presents.  JL-  ***  J��-  __'�����   __���-    __'* ��� _li    _��'*   _>'4_. _?!'   _a!'   _>'*   _S'L_ _?'*_. _3_L   _5_L _S>    _S_L _S'<   _S_L __*     �����'*     -**'��    _����'   _S'��    __���*    _�����'*     ���*��     __'*     *���>'��     >M     V.    __.    _s'J    _*���'<     -������__   _5_L _3'��_ _3'i_. _3___  -%-*Jj**7(**;'^ *"^'*:*7p7p'*^7p7p7p '*^7p-%-^*7f!;-*5Sf*-7ir-t ���%*%-*%���%**%-?!*? **%-*^-?p'^?p^'**'?f<tfc T^T^I^TF  GEO. M. QU.N.N  Maker of First-class Hand-made  Boots  and Shoes.    Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building-, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  ' Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  ������VV>WV*-ArV*v*VW'*-->'VVV''-'*',-W  WE are receiving fresh goods f  every day and Our Prices |  DO NOT CHANGE.  We I  sell cheaper an d better goods f  than can be procured elsewhere |  You should deal witjj us, we can f  save money for you��r TRY US.  J. A* KIRKPATRICK ��^0,, LIMITED.  ������Cs-vv-*'*'--*'**'**''*s-*'^^  _*'  CHRIST  Walnuts, Almonds,  London layer  Filberts,  , Figs  PHONE  161  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block, flel.on  Grocers and Provisions Dealers  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  QENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. G.  k  I I IB UdUlBluL tr.��� Bii;i:  ito  it/  Ht  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  m  m  m  m  m  m  w  C. B. IVJATrHEW,   Proprietor  2-t__* gCL, gL* f=      Zmmmw ^___*____  ' -y: *��� C- st ���sr-v-j^:  m  m  *\  m  w  m  m  (0  Tobaccos  Cigars  Pipes  PIPER HEIDSEICK  IMPORTED  G. B. D. PIPES  BORT JACK  HENRY CLAY  G. B.  D.  SPECIALS,  IN CASES.  NATURAL LEAF  BOCKY  J. R. C. GUARANTEED  ROSE LEAF, FINE CUT  CAROLINA  B. B. B.  PACE'S TWIST  MANUEL GARCIA  ��� L. & Co.  WILLS',   PLAYERS',  LONGFELLOWS  FRENCH BRIAR  OGDEN'S                                      :  FRANKLINS  PETERSON'S  STUDENTS' MIXTURE  LA B1LIDADS  MEERSCHAUM  CRAVEN'S MIXTURE  ACTIVIDAD  VIENNA MEERSCHAUM  LONE JACK                        ..     7  LACADENA  COLORING CLAYS  PURE PERIQUE  FLOR DE ISABELLAS  AND A FULL LINE OF AMBER  LATIKA  PERFECTOS  MOUNTS, CIGAR   AND   CIGAR  PIONEER BRAND     '  FLO RDE  ISABELLAS  ETTE. HOLDERS.  CAVENDISH  GLASGOW                 1  PARMETELLOES  LA CONSTANCIA  GRAND XMAS PRIZE DRAWING  NOW ON.  BULL DURHAM      '  AND  A   FULL  LINE  OF  DOMESTIC CIGARS.  WE SELL TO THE TRADE.  i*  \t>  i*  \t/  ' ��_��� ��?��� *��;��� "5T- ��T- ST- ^T- ����� ��T- "����� *����� **& *��?��� *��?��� v+> "st?. ��?��� ��r-'^��-'ff,';-i;'K-^-^:*<����>  ������..��.....��.*...*9.0��6.99.  STOP  THAT  COUGH!  Don't let it hans 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 Pine and Tar  will stop coughing- If anything-  will. There may be a few complicated cases, which it will not  cure, but in such, we refund your  money.    Price,   25c.   and  50c.  *t ifr  Ml '                                                                                                                                                                    -(*)��  ib Our stock of Perfumery is the largest in.Western Canada, and includes all     w.  iii the latest odors by the best manufacturers.   There  is   nothin_;  more  suitable     m  Hi for a Christmas Present han a bottle of good Perfume.     .                                        fl*  ** *  * The prices range from 40c to 75c an  ounce,  and in Fancy    Bottles    and     j{{  f __Boxes...from__$1..0,0^toJ_j5.0(L.a-.bottIe.-^      ���     '     ���"|**  %  In Perfume Atomizers our prices are now "from $1.00 to $2.00 each. "  In Sachet Powders we have all the most popular odors, reduced to 40c an '  ounce. '/  Our stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Brushes, Toilet Articles, Purses, etc. j  is still most complete, and from 25 to 50 per cent caii be saved by buying from i  us.                                                  ..           | f  e*e**����*��.**_������9a*��**a��^  Canada Drug & Bcok  Oompany, Limited  NELSON.  9  9  9  a  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  . 9  9  9  9  9  9  *  *  9  9  9  9  9  9  . ............. o*->e>ee_e too ��*  TEETZEL & CO  Corner Baker and JosephineStreets, NELSON.  Corner  Columbian  Avenue and Oueen Street,  ROSSLAND.  Don't Worry  But replace that unsatisfactory suit  with one of  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, comfortabla  suits. You will find Gee in the Tremont  Block; Baker street,  Nelson.  HARRY H. WARD  m** Insurance  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  TELEPHONJ!  117.  Work  Called for ami Returned.  Boot and Shoe Repairing  IN CONXECTION' WITH  The American Shoe Store  All Work  _ H. LAWRENCE  Dons  in  Thorough  GALT COAL  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS  Terms Spot Cash  W. P. TIERNEY,  Tolophone 265 Baker Street,  Baker   Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.  SEWIM MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson *  'horough  and  Workmanlike Manner.  OBOSSER'S SECOND HAND  S  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending:  back Bast for anything-.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything:  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western  Canadian Employment Agency  ln connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. It-  Ticket Offlce.  P.   O.   Box  588.     Phone  261A. j

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