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The Nelson Tribune Dec 20, 1902

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Array A:���^^fM^&SM$&S&  ���7~'-   _ ������'������-������vvi-.*;"i���*c��ii?S&l  Sat\irday Morning* December 20, 1902  THE DUTY ON PIG LEAD IMPORTED INTO CANADA AVERAGES LESS THAN  ALEX MACDONALD HAS A GOLD MINE ON THE EAST FORK OF FORTY-NINE GREEK  ATOM  During the month of October 261.500  pounds of pig lead were imported into  Canada from the United States as the  product of Canadian mined and smelted  lead ore, but refined in theJJnited States  aud which was imported on paying a  duty of 15 per cent on the cost of refin-  (ing.    During  the  same    time   146,900  pounds of pig lead were imported from  Great   Britain ���under   Ihe   preferential  tariff.    The duty on the pig lead imported from the United States amounted to $147.15, and the duty on .!*.���_�� imported from Great Britain    amounted,  under the, preferential tariff, to $402.70.  Canadian  consumers  therefore got 204  tons of pig lead at a cost of $3 a ton in  duties.    That is all the. protection the  lead miners and lead smelters of Kootenay  get  under    the    present  absurd  tariff duties and regulations of Canada.  The preferential  duties are as big a  humbug as the refining duties are, and  both should be abolished. Joseph Cham-  bielfiin   intimates  that the preferential  du'.ies do not work to the advantage of  Great Britain, and they certainly do not  work to the advantage* of Canada.   The  following article in regard to the question is from'the Ottawa Events:  After Mr.. Chamberlain's utterance,  assuming that he represents the government of which he is a member and  the people for whom that government  is authorized to speak, Canada should  repeal the preference given to British  imports in her tariff, Mr. Chamberlain  | practically. says , that the British preference  in  the "Canadian    tariff  is  of  * little or no value to the United Kingdom. "Such a .statement may seem  strange  and  especially 'so in the face  * of the facts, .but we are not the judges  and' Mr. Chamberlain and the British  government and the-people there rire.  ���'We 'intimated   last  week   that  until  the blue book containing Mr. Chamberlain's remarks arrived in this country  we refused to believe that he had taken  the stand reported by the cable. We  now have the blue book and we propose  to quote from it Mr. Chamberlain's own  words and ��� attitude. Mr. Chamberlain  is a master of generalities of speech,  but nevertheless he makes it clear to  the discerning eye exactly what he  means. In dealing with (he zollverein  idea, put forward in the colonial conference by New Zealand, Mr. Chamberlain made lengthy reference to the Canadian example and said of it:  *'I have to say to you i;hat while I  cannot but gratefully -acknowledge the  intention of the proposal and its sentimental value as a proof of good will  and affection, yet that its substantial  rseults have been altogether disappoint-,  ing to -us, and I think must have been  equally, disappointing to Its promoters."  Mr." Chamberlain then went, on to  point out from figures furnished to him  by his officials that since 1S97, when  the British preference went into force,  Canadian trade not affected by the preference had increased at the rate of 62  per cent, while the preferential' trade  during the same period had increased  "only" at the rate of 55 per cent. Further, Mr. Chamberlain, in order to score  against the preferential trade, grouped  ..Canadian imports on the free list with  the imports subject to duties, and found  by that' calculation that the total increase of the trade of Canada with foreigners was 69 per cent, "while the total  increase of British trade was only 48  per cent." One would think it a pretty  satisfactory increase whether it was 48  or 55 per cent, especially as Mr. Cham-  .he-lain had to acknowledge that under  the previous tariff British exports to  Canada had begun to decline. Speaking  of the tariff, which was the chief feature of the national -policy, Mr. Cham-,  berlain's language was as follows:    -  o"The result of that tariff was that  there immediately-set in' a continuous  and rapid decline in. the importation of  British , goods :into Canada.; Now the  preference, which was given in 1897 has  checked the decline, but there was very  little increase. Practically the checking  of that decline is the whole result which  we can recognize as having followed the  general intentions of the Canadian government."  Turning to the actual figures furnished by the trade and navigation returns  of Canada, just issued, it is found that  our imports from the United Kingdom,  entered  for  consumption    since    1897,  delaing in millions of dollars, were: 29  in 1897;   32 in 1S98;   37 in 1899;   44 in  1900;  43 in 1901; and 49 in 1902.    This  shows an increase from 29 millions to  49 millions, .which increase is characterized   by   Mr.   Chamberlain   as   very  little, and merely a check on the decline  which set. in from the time when our  imports from the United Kingdom were  as high as 52  millions in 1883.    As a  matter of fact, including the year 1902,  for which Mr. Chamberlain did not have  the figures,  the    increase in favor of  Great Britain has been 66 per cent since  1897, but the proportionate increase of  other countries will probably leave Mr.  Chamberlain, with the same dissatisfaction which he expressed all through his  speech, and for .the life of us we cannot  see any good reason why we should continue to annoy Mr.' Chamberlain  and  the British government or the British  people with a preference which is not  acceptable or satisfactory.   From a sentimental point of.view Mr.  Chamberlain wished to acknowledge the value of  the preference.   Well, perhaps we have  got all the sentiment out of it ���that it  .will stand and from whatever point oi  view we can look at it now it seems to  be extremely desirable to repeal the preference both in justice to"ourselves and  to remove the idea that we think we are  doing something for the United Kingdom when- Mr. Chamberlain says we are  not.   It is true that the preference was  a,4neans, and about the .only means, of  ^ making  any  substantial.  reduction  in  the,rate of taxation under the tariff, but  reductions can be made anHif they'are  applied uniformly with respect to classes" he is-a" member, to speak as.he did, has"  .of  goods rather  than-with  respect to  classes of countries the same and -per  haps better results would be obtained.  Mr. Chamberlain complained that "in  spite of the preference which Canada  has given us their tariff has pressed  and still presses severely upon its best  customer and has favored the foreigner." If the "Canadian government  and the Canadian parliament continue  "to favor the foreigner" by giving preference to British goods coming from  the United Kingdom it will be a sad  compliment to our intelligence and a  great want of respect for ;the opinion  of Mr. Chamberlain and .the British government, representing the whole of the  people of Great Britain.   Mr. Chaniber-  j lain saw nothing in Canadian preference except what was "disappointing  and discouraging." Canada can have no  desire to discourage the British government, which has made it not* only possible and desirable but also a ��� popular  thing to repeal the preference and put  the tariff purely on a business basis.  Mr. Chamberlain went on to say that  "while we may most gratefully accept  from'you any preference which you may  be willing voluntarily to ac'cord us, we  cannot bargain with you for -it; unless  you go much further and enable us to  enter your home market on" terms of  greater equality." :  And he concluded with the following  very significant utterance:   ',  "But so long as a preferential tariff,  even a munificent tariff, is still sufficiently protective to exclude us altogether  or nearly so, from your markets," it is  nosatisfaction to us that jw>u*have imposed even greater disability upon the  sam egoods if they come from foreign  markets."  . All  of which shows that-though Mr.  Chamberlain   may  speak   of sentiment-1  as he frequently docs, he is-an average  and "pretty   representative  Englishman  in  knocking sentiment,   on    the head  .when it comes clown to a case of practical business. We venture to say that  Mr:'Chamberlain, authorized as he must  have been by the-government of .which  opinion goes, it is now as dead as Julius  Caesar or any other defunct individual  of whose demise we are thoroughly  assured.  killed"' the - British    preference  in, the  Canadian  tariff,  and so far as  public  HAS  NO  RAILWAY4'POLICY.  The Victoria Colonist is enthusiastic  over the railway policy of the Prior government. As a matter of'fact, the Prior  government has not announced its railway policy, and it is doubted even that  it has one. The Prior government is a  make-shift government, just as was its  predecessor. Its policy on all questions  will be made and shifted in order to  keep itself in power. The people may  not get the worst of it, but that depends  not on what the government would do,  but on what two or three men acting  with the government will do.  A policy that means something is outlined on the third page of today's Tribune. It is a policy that is feasible, and  if adopted and carried, out would give  the people something in return for their  money and land.  The Prior policy, no doubt, is a cash  bonus and grants of land to,-railway  promoters. The people are to contribute in land and money the flrst cost of  the railways, and when they are built  they will have neither cash, land, nor  railways; but, instead, will only have  the privilege of using the railways on  the railway companies' own terms.  That is Prior's progressive railway  policy* stripped naked.  The policy outlined in The Tribune is-  vastly more comprehensive than Prior's,  and while the people part with a portion of their land they do it for cash in  hand, the, cash to be used in building  railways,  which    when    built will  be  owned by the-people/* If the people own  the railways  they surely    can  control  jtheir  operation,  even    when  they are  "operated by private companies.  ��� People are looking  'for   land in the  Northwest    Territories, and    they    are  hungry' ���  for.    it.      .Syndicates     are  purchasing land in large quantities and  paying.millions,for it into the treasury  of _the Canadian \Pacific Railway, Com-'  '������-.f    *- -  --�������� -   pany. The province of British Columbia has the land, why not sell some ot  it and build railways wjth* the proceeds,  rather than give it .away to men who  will make millions out of it by building  railways?  ments.   The vein has beetf-tlrlttedl'ot^^*^^   _���   ___ ..         ..... 3_     F/n .<*���,.*-��� v  !*)*_  VERDICT UPSET.  About three months ago, while at  work sinking a shaft in the Josie mine  at Rossland, Charles-Hoskins of Nelson  was killed by a sudden inflow of water.  His widow brought suit against the  owners of the mine for damages, and  the case was heard this week before Mr.  justice Martin. The jury brought in a  verdict in favor of the plaintiff, and assessed the damages at $5,000. Counsel  tor the defence raised the point that the  verdict of the jury was in favor of the  defendant company, and not in favor of  widow Hoskius and her children. The  point seemed to be well taken, for on  giving judgment on the motion, the  judge said:  "I think it only necessary to say, this  ease has given me not a little difficulty,  but as the result of the application of  the findings of the jury to the cases  cited, I am unable to do otherwise than  allow the motion to enter judgment in  favor of (the defendant company. In so  doing, I make use of the language used  by chief justice Erie in the somewhat  similar case of Searle v. Lindsay, (1861)  L. J., C. P. 106: " 'I can only say that  the conclusion of law was forced on  me both at the trial and now, for I never  remember having had a case which  more moved my feelings and made me  desire that the plaintiffs should have  compensation for the injuries they have  ^sustained.' - There will be judgment m  favor of the defendant company."~  The case will  be taken  to  the full  court.  and the face shows Mineral three, feet  wide ^between walls.   The ore is quartz  .carrying free gold and a little copper.  Assays made yesterday by A.  L.  McKillop gave returns of $57.60 in gold.  The ledge is tapped by a crosscut tunnel  which is in 650 feet.    As it is a-free  milling proposition, and water and timber  both  handy,  its owner,  Alec McDonald, believes he will get his reward  for his four years' work." Samples "q_^-,.-..;,---��,  the ore    can be seen at the.  MaddenJ*^,^^  house, in Nelson.        -" -���*.,-.*���*���������- ., a  >j;  *��� - Sift  O       '�� ��3i  .���j,'!.- J" "-  READY  FOR  INSPECTION.  The" McDonald    group of".clai__6  on  the east fork-of Forty-nine creek, about-  twelve miles from' Nelson, are now in a  position to bo inspected by; riiinlng men  looking for-chances  to  make ��� invest-  ARLINGTON MAKING MONEY.  The returns from the Arlington mine*  at Erie for }ast month show that 106*",.  tons of ore and concentrates gave a" net  return of $4,705.72. 'In" addition to this -  a royalty of $463.21 was obtained from Z  a shipment of 63 tons of ore made by  lease  holders,  making  a  total  receipt  of $5,168.93.    The   expenses of. mining  and development    through    the " same  period were $3,317.41, leaving a net profit for the month of $1,851.52.  ��� N**��||  7M  -     MILL RUNNING SMOOTHLY.��',-,,  Phil White has his' mill' rannIng^n^_|*_*M  the Wilcox group near Ymir, and'he Isa;  as anxious to see the first clean-up as  a father is to see his first-borp. ��� Mr., ,  White and his associates, who^are Kalis-,  pel (Montana) men, deserve great praise _  for  the work  they have done on the   >  Wilcox.    None of them'are capitalists, V,  but they are all stayers, and have staid ���\  with the proposition through good and j#  bad times.  -sfl  ���M  if I  ��2? and^##l  .C'f ������rfWA  SHIPMENTS. WILL EQUAL" li_fST-V  YEAR'S. _ "  The mines that ship through Slocan.' &>*rj*$&  City have shipped 6,164 tons of ore this **���*-*��� ^���-���f  year, and it is expected that" ,400 tohs^f_*-"j$*L  more will be-shipped between now and^c.-?-,. ^Al  the last day of; the year.    In 1901i.the|.'^^^^|  total tonnage was 6,529 tons. - Last-rweek*w*V5J  the shipments^were 40 tons^fromr.the?^/^  Arlington, 180 from the Enterprise,"and-*" ^"Ss  20 fi om the Ottawa.1 ~"    , J -   " ; ' **��� "5r*  Made Haptpy  j-r. -This- week every-'-*pupil -attending:' the  _-" publicT schools in Nelson was made happy,  because ot the closing of the schools for  the holiday vacation. Some were made  happier than "others because they stood  at the head of their classes, and received  as prizes*watches and no end of good advice. The watches were donated by Jacob  Dover and the good advice by P. "W.  Swannell who made the presentations. In  the four lower divisions, the pupils who  enn-ied off the honors for punctuality wero  presented with prizes by J. E. Annable,  one of the school trustees. The names  \l of tho ranking pupils are as follows:.  GRACE ALLISON, '"* ,,  RAYMOND BARD,  NETTIE .GRAVES,  LEON McCANDLlSH,  WILLIE   POUPORE,  CHARLIE  SWANNELL,     ���  BONNIE DOUGLAS,  ELLEN   BECK,  AILBERT    POUPORE,  H1NA   TAYLOR,  NORMAN   RICHARDSON,  GORDON  McPHEE,  LORNE  McCANDLlSH,  " V JOLEV-W ATSON;   EMMA SVOBODA.  Division   T���A.   Sullivan,   Principal.  Promoted  from  Junior  to  Senior Fifth-  Allison,   Grace;   Brown;    "Willie;    Ebbs,  Wilfred;   Hipperson;    Jessie    M.;     Linn,  Giaee;  Mackay,   Ivan;  Mackay, Christina;  MeNally,  Jesse Daniel.  First in proficiency, Grace Allison.  .'  Division  II���Miss IC.  Scanlan.  Promoted  from Senior Fourth  to Junior  Fifth:���    Bard, Raymond; Creamer, James; Faw-  celfe,  Ella;  Gore,  George; Jackson, Audrey; .Johnson, Margaret; McArthur, Percy;  McBeath.,   Leslie;  Macdonald,  Jessie;  Mc-  ' Lnchlan,   Jane;   McVIcar,   Eva;   Paterson,  Agnes; ���"Volume, 'Jean?," -*,. "V _*"  "Hr*'���'-<-��� *  Promoted from Junior Fourth  to Senior  Fourth:���  Annable, Nellie; Anderburg, Edith; Clun-  as, Milton; Darough, " Lena; Eperson,  Harry; Ferguson, Harry; Foote, "Winnie;  Foote, Lilian; Graves, Nettie; Manhart,  Harrison; Macdonald, Greta; Nlckerson,  Drury; Ritehie, Ethel; Paterson, William;  Svoboda, Mary; Swannell, Amy; Wilkinson,   Emily;   Wopdhouse,   Gordon.  First in proficiency, Raymond Bard, Sr.  TV.; , Nettie  Graves,   Jr.   IV.  Division III.  Sr.-G. W.  Clark, M.A.  Promoted from Senior III. to Junior IV���  Allison,   Louise;   Bailey,   Mary;    Clunis,  Clara;   Ellis,   Edgar;   Emroy,   Fred;   Grizzelle,   Percy;   Koch,   Lola;   Miller,   Jack;  -McCandlish,   Leon;   McKay,   Eva;   White,  Arthur;  AVhite,  George.  First in proficiency,  Leon McCandlish.  Division III. Jr.���G. W. Clark, M.A.  Promoted from Junior III. to Senior III���  - Connon, Charles; Elliott, Austin; Fair-  weather, Stanley; Field, Maud; Gjjl, Roy;  Greenwood, James; Howell, Tark; Hynd-  man, -Floyd;���Jackmaii��� Blanche;���Knudsonr  Mabel; Lackey, Arthur; Lawrence, Ethel;  Leot, Bennlo; Manhart, Orpha; McCandlish, James; McPhee, Katie; Nelson, Nels;  Poupore, Willie; Rutherford, Mary; Scoley,  Bessie; Stewart, Ella; Tossa, Pauline;-  Tnrner, Joseph; Weir, Claude; Riley,  Willie.  First In proficiency, William Poupore.  Division IV.���Miss A. Macleod.  Promoted from Senior II. to Junior III���  Annable, Lottie; CrossettT' Laura; Connon, Ruth; Cummins, Marjorle; Darrough,  John; Ebbs, Beatrice; Howard, Percy;  Hardie, Willie; Miller, Arthur; Matthew,  Ernie; McVienr, May; Mackay, You la;  Montgomery, Isabelle; Mott, Willie; Svoboda, Henry; Salter, Gladys; Smith, Grace;  Swannell,  Charlie.  "-tTj-Irst'-in^jroficiency," Charlie Swannell."  Division IV.���Miss A. Macleod.  Promoted from Junior II.  to Senior II.���  Brown, Roland; Choate, Eddie; Car-  michael, Jessie; Douglas, Bonnie; Engel,  Leona; Ellis, Winna; Finnerty, Alex;  Gurin, Hugh; Gunn, Willie; Hanna, Harry;  McPhee, Maggie; Peacack, Pearl; Riley,  Ross; Reisterer, Charlie; Richards, Dorothy; Richardson, Jennie; Scoley, Walter;  Wilson,> Joe; Waters, Samson; Williams,  Ruth.  First in proficiency, Bonnie Douglas.  Regularity and punctuality���Winna Ellis-,  "Jessie Carmichael, Dorothy Richards.  Division V.���Miss Annie Rath.  Promoted from  Senior I.  to 'Junior II.���  Beck, Ellen; Davison, Alvin; ��� Foote,  Gladys; Gill, Viola; Graves, Edna; Hardie,  David; Engel, Augusta; McLaughlin, Bessie; McLaughlin, 'Samuel; McLeod, Norman; McArthur, Hazel; Pearcy, Charles;  Pearce, Bertie; Rammelmeyer, Ernest;  Richards, Hilda; Steele, Charlie; Steele,  Mabel; Scoley, Edward; Woodhouse, Leonard.  ���Promoted~from- Junior "I.~to���Senior-1."=-'  Gunton, May; iFerguson, John; Hanson,  Svea; ICellog, Roy; Lacey, Aaron; McLaughlin, Beemer; McLaughlin, Elizabeth;  Palmquist, Anna; Pogue, Frank; Poupore,  Albert;  Ratcliffe,  George ^Taylor,  Ross.  First In proficiency, Senior I., Ellen  Beck;  Junior I., Albert Poupore.  Regularity and punctuality, --Charlie  Steele.  '    Division VI.���Mrs..Pearcy, B. A.  Promoted from II. Primer, to I. Reader���.  Ados, Henry; Astley, Mabel; Anderberg,  Arthur; Cummins, Barbara; Darrough,  Charlie; Emory, Clyde; Ferguson, Waldo;  Irving, Clifford; Lynch, Lizzie; McBeath,  Kenneth; McLauchlan, Idella; Munroe,  George; Munroe, Willie; Morrice, Fred;  Mildren,    Earl;   Manson,     Alfred,     Riley,  * Maude;" Ritchie, Ernest; -Richardson, Norman; Steed, Ina; Taylor, Bina; Riley,  Charlie.  Promoted from Junior II. Primer to  Senior  II  Primer���  Fennell, Bessie; Friedman, David;, Johnstone, Lewis;  Promoted from I. Primer to II. Primer���  Amas, Laurence; Barker, ���Willie; Drls-  coll, Irene; Driscoll, Pearl: Hodge, Russel;  Hosking, William; Lindblad, 'John; Laugh-  ton, Jack; Morris, Averil; Manhart, Ruth;  Montgomery, Kathleen; Montgomery, Vernon; Miller, Roy; McGregor, Virginia; McLeod, Lome; Nelson, Hannah; Richardson, Nellie; Sherling, Ernest; Finch,  Pearl.  First in proficiency, Senior II. Primer,,  Ina Steed; Junior II. Primer, Mabel Astley;  I.  Primer,   Ireme  Driscoll.  Regularity,  Bina Taylor,  Norman  Rich-  1 ardson.  Bina Taylor won first place for proficiency but as no pupil is to be given two  prizes, that prize was given to the pupil  holding second place.  and Prizes  Division  Vir.���Miss  B.   Thorn.  Promoted "f rom_JunIor~ir Primer- to-Sen-"  ior I., Primer-  Allan, Rita; Allan, Frances; Beck, ICan-  nua;   Beck,   Robert;   Beck,   Kitty;   Cummins, Mollle; Ferguson, Erma; Finch, Roy;  Gilker,  Arthur;   Gunn,  Ida;  Hodge,   Florence;   McCandlish, . Lome;'  McPhee,   Gordon;  McGregor,. Alice;  McArthur,'Helleh;  McVIcar,   Lulu;   McDonald,   Edith;   Pitts,  Harry;    Ross, "Edith;    Swannell,    Alice;  Sharp,   Mildred;   Smith,   Gordon;   Steeper.  Clifford.  Promoted from Class B to Class A���   '  Cummins,   Given;   Choate.   Edith:   Fennell.-   Crawford;     Fairweather.     Warren;  McDonald. ���   Gladys;     McDonald,     Bruce;  Watson, Violet. ���      .  ���  Promoted from Class C to Class B���  sett,   Lulu;   Trwln,   Mabel;   Low.   Harold;  Manson,  May;  Weir,  Jack.  ..-���.i-r..,-��*-��_'.-W.,*ri.��'-<.���*������'��: i���r*i->*it.'"��*��*���'���'���*:-:" .  ' Anderson,-"'-Minnle;-'Bard,--Ester;   Cros-  Promoted from Class_-D to Class C���  Bailey, Lila; Karlson, -Yngve; Leet, Edwin; Palmquist, Hilda; Svoboda, Emma;  Williams, Ester.  First in proficiency, Class 'A. Gordon  McPhee; Class B, Lome McCandlish; Class'  C, ;Violet Watson; Class D, Emma Svoboda.  Regularity and punctuality, Gordon  Smith.  LOAN BY-LAW ELECTION.  On Wednesday the property owners of  Nelson voted on the electric light loan  by-law, and gave it their assent by a  vote of 271 for to 89 against, the total being 3G0, the largest vote ever polled in  Nelson at a by-law election. On November 19th last year, in the election on the  by-law to purchase power, under an agreement, from the AVest Kootenay Power &  Light Company, 357 votes were polled. On  December 20th, a vote was taken on an  electric light loan by-law, along with four  others, and the vote polled was 337. So It  will be seen that the vote on AVednesday  showed the interest that the people had  -in-the-question;   Those who opposed the by-law evidently  had a plan of campaign, for their scrutineers in the East ward objected to six  well known property owners voting, on the  ground that they were aliens. Thoso who  favored the by-law had no scrutineers in  either ward, but they kept tab on those  who voted, and did their best to get out  a full vote.  In the AVest ward which Is looked on ns  the stronghold of the element who are  opposed to municipal ownership of anything, police magistrate Crease acted as  deputy returning oflicer, and he and his  poll elerk managed the election without  assistance from anyone. The vote wos a  surprise, as tho vote against the by-law  was only 42, while those who favored it  numbered 96.  ������'..-���*-... ''"-"J- rt>^-'..-^*^<.J<;,' * - , ���  " In the East ward, city clerk Strachan  was returning officer. Charles A. Watet-  m'an and alderman Harold Selous acted  as scrutineers for the opponentsiof the bylaw; those who favored it relying on the  returning officer, for fair play. The vote  in this ward-was large, 222 * votes being  polled, of which 175 were. for 'and 17  against the by-law.  -  The men who worked to bring out the  vote for the by-law were: Aldermen Iiv-"  ing, Morrison, and Scanlan, and Messrs  McBeath, Dover, Marks, McLean, ind  Houston. There were no scenes and no  incidents worthy of note during the day,  and after the result was announced the  defeated party, generally, took their defeat  good-naturedly.  The result shows three things very  clearly, so clearly that those who won't  see are blind: First���That the property  owners of Nelson are unmistakeably In  favor of public ownership of public utilities. Second���That they want the utilities  they own to be entirely independent of  private corporation. Third���That they  resent the interference of their self-constituted guardians, the recently formed  '���PropertyOwners'Protectlve-Association:"-  The vote was as below:  For   Against  East   Ward    175        -17  AVest   AVard      9(J -12  Total   271  S9  THE MUNICIPAL VOTERS'  LIST.  Registration of voters for the next  municipal election commenced on December' 1st and will end on December 31st.  Owners of real estate of the assessed value  of $100 will be placed on the list without  personal application, provided they have  paid all the road taxes, electric light  rates, scavenger rates, and licence fees  with which they are ehnrgeable.  Householders and holders of trade licences cun  only  be placed   on   the  list  by  their making and causing to be delivered;-  to the city clerk a declaration that they  tesided in Nelson on Januaty 1st, .1902,"  and have continuously resided in Nelson  since that date, and that .they havo paid  all the road taxes, scavenger rates, electric light rates, and licence fees with which,  they are chargeable ''        '  A householder is an> person over 21  j ears of ago who occupies a messuage,  dwelling, or tenement, or any part oi portion of a messuage, dwelling, or tenement yielding and paying therefor a rental  or rent value of not lebs than sixty dol-'  lars per annum  The holder of a trade licence Is any*  person who canies on a business the lie-,  ence fee for which i.s not less than livedo! lars a  year.  The owner of real estate means and Includes  any   person   holding  an  estate  for-,  life   or     Inheritance   (in     possession)     in  lands withln"the corporate  limits  of Nel-.  son. *"   .  The representative of an incorporated  company which is the assessed owner of  lands or of improvements within *the corporate iimit.s_of Nelson, who is duly auth,-  ^'f~'i  '4-^r.l  "orlzed-b~y~thirnaireclors of-tHe company,  can be placed on the list by presenting his credentials to the city clerk during the month of December.  All voters are required to be British  subjects, and' can vote only in tho ward  in which they reside; or. if non-resident  owners of real estate, In the ward In which  they have the largest amount of property  in value according to the assessment roll.  No person shall be entitled to have his or  her-name twice entered on the list.  Declaration*- may be. made and subscribed before a tmpremc or county court Judge,  stipendiary magistrate or police magistrate, commissioner for taking affidavits  In the supreme court, Justice of the penco  or notary public.  The necessary form for declarations can  be procured at the office of the city clerk.  * v-fT:!  * '"Vl  ���7 *l  THE CANADIAN PACETC RAILWAY 00. PREPARING TO PENSION OLD EMPLOYEES  V  The management of the Canadian  Pacific Railway company has issued the  details of its plan of superannuation,  under which' its officers and permanent employees who; after years of faithful service, have reached an age when  tney are unequal to the further performance of their duties, will become  entitled to a retiring allowance.  "The system adopted calls for no contribution , from the employees, themselves," says; president Shauglinessy, in  his circular accompanying the rules and  regulations.  "The company hopes, by thus voluntarily establishing a system under  which a continued income will be assured to those who after years of continuous service are by age or infirmity  no longer"fitted to perform their-duties,  and without which they might be left  entirely without means of support, to  build up amongst them a feeling of permanency in their employment, an enlarged . interest in the company's welfare, and a desire to remain in and to  devote their best efforts and attention  t*c 'the company's service.  The pension department is to be operated by a special committee, composed  of the president; the vice-presidents and  the chief solicitor, their    deliberations  being subject to tbe approval of the  board.  The benefits of the pension system  shall apply" only to those persons who  have,been required to4give their entire  time to the company, or to the company  and some other railway company or railway companies jointly. In cases of  joint employment, and when the whole  salary is not paid by this company, the  pension to be paid, by this company  shall "be estimated upon the proportion  of salary or wages received from this  company.  All officers, and employees7who have  attained the age of 65 years shall be  retired, and such of said officers and  employees who have been ten years or  longer in the company's service shall  be pensioned.  The committee, however, shall have  power to vary the 'foregoing rule and  retain in the service any employee who  has reached the age of 65 years, if in  their opinion it is in the interest of the  company to do so; provided, however,  that no employee who has reached the  age of 65 years without having served  ten years' continuous service, who shall  be retained in the service after he attains the age of 65 years, shall be eligible for pension allowance.      '  Officers and employees between the  age of 60 and 185 may, at the discretion  of the' committee, be" retired with a  pension either upon the application of  such employee or upon the recommendation of the head of the department.  Under special circumstances the committee shall have the power to retire  with a pension employees who have not  reached the age of 60 years, and the  committee shall also have the power in  special cases to add additional years to  the actual term of service, provided  that in each case the approval of the  board shall have been first obtained.  Physical examination shall be made  of employees, recommended for retirement who are under 65 years of age,  and a report Avith the recommendation  of the company's surgeon shall be transmitted to the committee for consideration in dealing Avith such cases.  Six months' previous notice shall be  given to employees who are .to be coni-  pulsorily retired.  Retirement shall be made effective  from the first days of January or July  in each year.  In computing service it shall be reckoned from the day since which the  person has been in the service to the  date when retired.  Leave of absence, suspension, dismissal followed by reinstatement within  one year, or a temporary lay-off on  account of reduction of force, need not  necessarily be treated by the committee  as constituting a breach in the continuity of the service, and the lime when  so laid off or absent, unless the employee has during such absence entered  other employment, may be allowed by  the committee to count as part of such  service.  Persons voluntarily leaving the employment-of the company when their  services are required, thereby become  ineligible for pension allowance.  The pension allowance authorized'  "shall be granted upon the following  basis:  For each year of service an allowance  of 1 per cent of the average monthly  pay received for the ten years preceding retirement. For instance, an employee has been in the service for 40  years, and received on an average for  tho last ten years |50 per month, the  pension allowance would be 40 per cent  of J50. or $20 per month.  The establishment and continuance of  this system of pensions is entirely a  voluntary act on the part of the company, and as the employees do not in  any way contribute towards it, neither  the action of the board of directors in  establishing such a system, nor any  other action now or hereafter taken by  them or by the committee in the inauguration or operation of the pension  department shall be construed as giving  to any officer or employee of the company a legal right to be retained in its  service, or any legal right*'or claim to  pension allowance. While it is the  policy of the company to encourage its  employees to remain with it, and by  faithful service to earn e, pension, the  company expressly reserves Its right and  privilege to discharge at any time any  officer, agent or employee, when' the  interests of the company, in its judgment, may so require, without liability  for any claim for pension or other  allowance than the salary or wages due  and unpaid.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  G. B. Matthew will give away pipes and  cigars for a week for less money than they  cost the average retail dealer. Mr. M:it-  thew is a shareholder In both the Imperial  and the American Tobacco Trusts.  AV.   E.   McCandlish   nf   Nelson   has   received word that his brother Thomas was  recently murdered in Old Mexico, where  he had a railroad contract. Mr. McCandlish was sheriff of Alpena county, Michigan, II years ago, and afterwards was a  member of the legislature in California.  He.was raised near Wingham, Ontario.  AV*.- F. Teetzel & Co. have the llnest lot  of Rowntree's English chocolates ever  brought to Kootenay. They are direct importations, and are put up in fancy packages, so that when the chocolates .are  used, the box can he used for comb cases,  toilet  cases,   etc.  Harold Sinylh. who loft Nelson with a  contingent of the South African Constabulary, arrived home this week, after serving a year anil a half In South Africa. He  looking line, and says South Africa Is a  good country for men who have money or  a  good   profession.  Kverything In the way of candies is manufactured in Nelson. The Montgomery  Company, oh Baker street, next to P.  Purns & Co., make candy toys, imitation  fruits (such as apples and lemons), statuettes, caramels, motto lezenges. chocolates, walking canes, etc. These goods,  made here in Nelson, are as good as any  of the imported.  SLOCAN    CITY    NOTES.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston has purchased the McLeod property, situated  just east of the Drill office.  The Black. Prince Jaid off seven men  this Aveek, and further reductions are  contemplated. Manager Norman says  expenses of supplies and development  are too high compared with the very low-  price of silver. The mine itself is looking in fine shape, more ore having come  into the lower workings during tho  week.    Ore is being sent down daily.  Fred. Carlisle has sold the Aggie group  of four claims, on Springer creek, to the  Ottawa people.  The Slocan licence commissioners refused all applications for new liquor  licences.  Sherry Burchell, book-keeper at the  Arlington mine, has gone to his old  home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on a  two-months'  trip.  The lessees of the Meteor have had  great difficulty in keeping the trail to  the mine open owing to the heavy sno%v-  fall. The ore in the lower workings  is improving. It averages close to an  ounce in gold, besides the high silver  values. A carload will be shipped out  next month. "rr*?.;.r7���-  2  The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.      Inc. rporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST      8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS...        .   165,866.00  If:  k-  %  _���>".���  HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-Pre-ident.  E. S. Clous ton, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, SSS��8Sa_* A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  {ImperialBank of Canada j  -��� C_-_.3PI-C^.T_.   (Authorized) |4,000,000 ���  ��� 0-A._->I*T___.I-.!    Paid Up) I2,888',93a ���  ��� ___-3.ST  '.  ��2,438^505 ���  ���  :  *  J    HEAD OFFCE,  TORONTO,  ONTARIO.���Branches In the Northwest Territor- ���  ��� j    les, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. *  w    T. R.' MEJRRITT, President. P. R. "WILKIB, Vlce-Pres. and Gen. Man. ���  "���    B.- HAT. Assistant Gen. Manager. AV. MOFFAT. Chief Inspector. *  ��� '  '���  ���  ��� NELSON BRANCH���A general banking: business tranasted. J  ��� Saving's  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed. ���  ��� Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special .  .            attention given to collections.                                 j   M_ LAY( Manager. J  I Canadian Bank of Goinnjerce \  K&.  Fr*?--3*-:-,  T. .T r     .  i-*jr, i'-  9)  AVith AVhlch is Amalgamated  The Bank of British Columbia  - .*? __     Paid Up Capital  $8,000,000  Reserve   Fund  $2,000,000  Aggregate Resources Over $65,000,000  Head Office,  -  Toronto.  HON.  GEO. A.  COX, President. B. E. WALKER, General Manager.  I&  1 **-,kT-->v  E-w-j*-.J  Saving's  Bank  ent rate 3 per cent,  NELSON  BRANCH.  Department���Deposits received and  interest allowed. Pres-  GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.  tt  department; notwithstanding- tho chief  commissioner of lands and works has  held an inquiry into the merits of the  application; notwithstanding all these  things have been done months ago, the  city's application is still hung up in the  air. How long it will remain so suspended depends entirely on the honorable Wilmer Cleveland Wells, chief  commissioner of lands and works in the  Prior government. His Liberal friends  claim he is the only efficient chief commissioner of lands and works tlie province has ever had. The honorable Wilmer Cleveland Wells should make these  claims good, for it is not honorable to  hold  office  under false pretences.  The property owners of Nelson have  declared at the polls that they want a  first-class power plant and a first-class  electric light system wholly independent  of any corporation.   This declaration is  so pronounced that it cannot be questioned.     If  the  property    owners   declare  they    want  a  first-class    public  utility, then it is the duty of the people  to elect to office a mayor and six aldermen who will carry out their wishes to  the  letter.    It  is  useless  for property  "owners to emphatically    declare themselves to be in favor of spending ?150,-  000  to improve  the electric light system, then have the people elect men to  office who are indifferent or lukewarm  on the question.    Waverers or double-  dealers should not be elected to-office in  Nelson  on January 15th next.      Elect  only men -who will publicly place themselves on record as not only being in  favor  of   carrying  out   the    expressed  wish of the property owners, but willing to do it.    Surely there    are seven  such men in Nelson who have the time  and the inclination to serve their fellow-citizens.  its government? The mining.laws of  British Columbia are most liberal in  their provisions, not only to the prospector, but to the developer and to the  investor. They are not only liberal,  but if ordinary care is taken in complying with their requirements, litigation  is reduced to a minimum. Taxation is  based on the.product, and every.dollar  received in taxes is re-expended "on  public works that aid the mining industry. If is true, the law limits the number of hours that men can be worked  underground to eight hours a day, but  like limitations are made in other mining countries. Yet, notwithstanding  these facts, Rossland and the paid officials of the province stationed there  honor, a man who places himself on  record, when they are doing him honor,  that British Columbia has the worst  mining laws in the world.  ���*#��*���##���#��*#*���  ANNOUNCEMENT  Tbe Bight Time to  Invest or Speculate in  Real Estate Is Wben  Sellers Ape Hard Up op  Prices Abnormally Low  CONDENSED niLK  COMPANY  ���ti  (Originators of Condensed Milk���Establish ed 18S7.)  ���'pji;.  MAEIS. AND STEAMERS  ���}'" '.Leave and Arrive'at Kelson as Below.  'j*  CANADIAN  PACIFIC SYSTEM  1X4VB  ,6:00 a.m,  .Daily.-  CROW'S .NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Crouton. Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fori  Steele, Elko, Fornio, Miohel  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lothbrid��e, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  r<  LEAVE.  8 a.m.-  8 a. m.  6:40 p. m.  -   Dolly  8:40 p. m.  'Dally  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway,  (Daily except Sunday)  itobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead.  'Revelstoke, and aU points east  and west on C.P.R. main line,  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  ABBIVE  5:00 p. m.  Doily."  ARRIVE  kO-35 a.m.  9:33 p.m.  accord with the views of a majority of,  the people than are, those of any of his  colleagues. There must also'be a little  personal satisfaction in compelling men  like Eberts, .Wells, and Prentice to-accept as a colleague the son of the man  whom" they helped force out of the  office of , lieutenant-governor of the  -province. " *��� '  9:35]  Dai  i.m.  ly  9:35 p.m.  Dafly  'LEAVE  j 15, aan.  SIiOCAN RIVER RAILWY arrive  Slocan City, Silverton     ew 3:40 p. m.  Denver. Three Forks, Sam. on  (Daily except Sunday)  LEAVE  1p.m.  Ip.m.  r It is generally^ believed that the recently formed society that had for its  object the Propagation of Purity as it  is. Practised in the East has, like' its  coadjutor, the Society to Protect,Property Owners Against Themselves,  gone into a decline that will surely  prove  fata].  l.._  KOOTENAY, LAKK  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and oil Way Landing*  (Daily except Sunday)  ...     jints on the  rdo & Trout Lake Branoh.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake   (On Tue. Thur. ODd Sat)  Lardo and all  Lan  ARRIVE  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  ULAVB  (NELSON & FORT  8HEP-  j       PARD RAILWAY  WpfiX-- ."'������"Depot���.fYmir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  MatU-f_-  7:00'ntm jNorttiport, Roesland<Colvl_l_|7:13 _*__>  Depot.  8 p.m.  Dolly  i .'Ai lulu u,- u-uup-ru, x\4j-m_uu��  Mount-*-/ and Spokane.  7:50 a, mHrHafctag through ooaneetiMn.  Dafly.-     at Spokane to the _aut_t   east and west.  UCAVE  Nelson  4-00 a. in.  Kaslo  8:35 p. in  . Dally  LEAVE  Dally  .    KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  KASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY  * 8:90 a.m I Kaslo...  1:00 p.m.| Sandon..  ARRIVE  Kanlo  8:40 a. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. m.  Daily  ARniVh.  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a in.  THE  NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded In ISM.  Xdltorl&l and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune Is served by carrier  to subscribers In 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, J1.60, No subscription taken for leas than a year. -'.''  JOHN; HOUSTON,   Editor.  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 20, 1902.  - ..... 1  The return of W. W. B. Mclnnes in  North Nanaimo as provincial secretary  may not have any great political significance.   Mr. Mclnnes is popular with  the people among whom he lives, and  that  popularity    offsets' the  disadvantages that may be incident to associating with  the Prior government.    Provincial  secretary Mclnnes Is  in many  respects the ablest man in the government-.    He has not only the, ability to  express his  opinions clearly and forcibly, hut his opinions    on    provincial  public questions    are    more nearly ln  Peace--and harmony reigns at Rossland. When such untameable defenders'  of working men as Smith Curtis, M. P.  P., does tribute to such wreckers of org- ���  anized labor as Bernard McDonald and  William Thompson", the millenium cannot be far off. Mr. McDonald and Mr.  Thompson in bidding farewell to Rossland to take up their residence in Spokane, were banquetted on the eve of  their departure, and one of those who  attended was that great champion of  organized labor, Smith Curtis, M. P. P.  The adoption of the electric light  _loan_by_-law_by-the-property-owners-of-  Nelson shows conclusively that the property owners of Nelson have unbounded faith in the future o��. Nelson. Faith  in themselves has made men and wonien  great; faith and pluck have upbuilt  cities and made them great. Faith and  pluck kept Nelson well to the front  from 1890 through all the years of depression up to 1898, and faith and pluck  pushed Nelson upward since that time.  Now faith and pluck will give the town  another start, so that in five years Nelson will be second to no town in the  province in anything that makes a town  truly great.  Millions of gallons of water flow past  Nelson every hour in the day and every  day in the year. This has been going on  for ages, and will probably go on for  ages.    The  provincial  government has  granted the people of Nelson the right  to use a portion of this water, and received payment.for-the-.right so granted.   But when jt comes to granting the  people of Nelson a piece of land    on  which to use the water so granted and  paid   for,   the   provincila' government  quibbles    and    gushes    "hot air"  and  "jollies",the people of Nelson; and all  the time the people of Nelson are putting up  with  indifferent  electric  light  because their electric light "plant is on  a stream that flows  as  a  river    four  months in the year and as a small creek  the other eight.    The rivers    and the  streams are  the work  of Nature;   the  provincial  government is  the work of  the People.  Victoria wants to do business under  a special charter, the Municipal Clauses  Act not being comprehensive enough  for its progressive people. As the people of Victoria are unable to agree on  what they "want, a special charter would  be useless to* them. Like Smiths-Curtis,  M.P.P., of Rossland, they would want  to���amend their owii handiwork so often  that they would soon lose sight of the  original instrument. Victoria is^ a  peculiar community. There are'good  people in Victoria,'but^ they are peculiar; and one of their, peculiarities is the  belief that the Municipal Clauses Act was  framed solely "for" the-use of Victoria.  They have lately found out their mistake, and now they want the legislature  to pass a law. that** will give them full  liberty to do "as 'they please. As outsiders are sometimes compelled to pay-  ^Victoria a visit, their liberties would he  jeopardized'.were the people of Victoria  given full'liberty to do as they please.  The Municipal Clauses Act is the law of  the land���both island and mainland���  and it-will never more be changed to  suit the people of Victoria alone.  The undersigned has been authorized to  offer for sale W. H. Brandon's addition to  Slocan City. The addition 'contains. 80  acres, a part of which has been platted.  Of the lots platted, 134 remain unsold. Of  the unplatted pc/rtion (50 to 60 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 bonused'by Slocan City will be  f ' " i���',-,'  erected on land < Immediately ��� adjacent to  ; . .*'r?---  Brandon's    addition.' - .Included    are~ five  t   *    - _ ,_���      *t -i *a* ***.-  buildings, which now rent for $500 a year.  Selling price, *7,000.' Terms, ~*3,500 cash  and the balance'on time.  Proprietors of the Celebrated  PEERLESS  BRAND EAGLE   BRAND  $&_*  *b��l wmidir,onal p-o*ecrlon-'l��",s  80fjr *���      7     -  .1  EVAPORATED CREAM      CONDENSED MILK  Having-established a BRANCH FACTORY. IN CANADA,  are now  pre-  ���7 pared to supply customers through the trade with' their brands���  The Rossland Miner   says the newspapers of Nelson are sore because Nelson  has   no  after-dinner    speakers  or  heaven-born  poets.      The  Tribune resents this insinuation.   Rossland-has a  silver-tongued orator in druggist Goodeve, but Nelson has an orator    whose  every speech is golden.    The name of  this orator is Jacob Dover.    Rossland  has a whirlwind debater in Smith Curtis, M.P.P.,  but he is  tame when he  runs up against James Wilks, ex-,vice-  president of the W.  F.  M.    Rossland,  _tolbe_ sure,_has_a_mayor_( John. StillwelL  Clute) whose speech is soft and silken,  both  before and  after dinner;   but he  can't  be  softer  and  silkier  in  speech  than is Nelson's mayor    (Frank Fletcher).    It is  true that  Rossland    has  lawyer Gait, gifted beyond the average;  but he is not in the same class as lawyer  Macdonald  of  Nelson.      Rossland  has an incomparable word picture,   in  John Dean, but in work that is lurid he  isn't in it with John Houston.    Rossland has a poet,- in "Charlie" Jenkins,  who is also a compiler of pessimistic  statistics.   Nelson has no end of statisticians, both optimistic and pessimistic,  but no one of them is a poet.   Nelson  has made  every thing except a poet;  but as it has only been twelve years in  business,  it may yet turn out a poet.  I also have-instructions to offer for sale  the following pieces ofreal estate ln Nelson:  VERNON STBEET���Inside Lot, 60x120  feet, north frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price $1,260  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.  . - SOLD BY ALL'; GROCERS AND BY .  A. MACDONALD & CO;  NELSON r-WHOLESALE  For    further    particulars,     address    or  apply to  JOHN HOUSTON,  Room 9, Madden Block, Nelson, B.C. -  The  "BORDEN BRANDS" represent-the highest  possible standard.   Leaders for over 40 years.  RETAIL BY T. S7 McPherson, Morrison & Caldwell, J. A. Irving, T. J.  Scanlan.  HARR7 H. WARD  Aooide'i,? Insurance  *******�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������#����.�����#��.#���....,...,,.,.,.;,;���  ������  ������  -������  ������  ������  ���<*���" ������  TWENTT-FICE  CENTS  will buy   ONE   POUND   of  pure,   clean,   fine      ������  flavored CEYLON-INDIAN TEA "  _.* *���  A FEW TIPS ON TEA  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker  Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.  Notwithstanding the City of Nelson  has applied to purchase a piece of crown  land on Kootenay river, which is in  every way suitable for a site for a power  station; notwithstanding the land so  applied for has been surveyed, and the  survey accepted by the lands and works  On last Monday night, the mayor of  Rossland, and Smith Curtis, M. P. P., of  Rossland, and the police magistrate of  Rossland,    and    the    registrar of the  supreme court at Rossland, and a number of others who do not draw salaries  from the province, attended a -banquet  given in honor of Bernard    McDonald,  and William Thompson, who are about  leaving Rossland to take up their residence in Spokane.    In responding to a  toast   proposed in his honor, Bernard  McDonald said:  "Six years ago I came  to the conclusion that British Columbia had the best    mining laws in the  world, and on coming here I found this  to be the case.    Now���well, that was  ��ix years    ago, but now I believe the  mining laws of the province ARE THE  WORST IN THE WORLD."    Is it not  about time for Rossland to cease honoring men who take especial pride in  besmirching  British   Columbia?    Is  it  not about time for the provincial government to cut off the official heads of  men who take pride in honoring men  who malign not only the province, but  TBLEPKONll  117.  Work  Called  for anu  Returned.  Boot ar\d Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  H, LAWRENCE  AU Work Done ln  Thorough and Workmanlike Manner.  GEO. M. GUNN  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 ln all Work  TREMONT HOUSE  ' European and American Plan.  Meals 2. otj.   Rooms from 26 cts. to 81.  Only White Help Employf d,  MALONE & TREGILLUS,  Baker St., Nelson. Proprietor*.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted  by  TWENTY   CENTS   will _buy ONE ^ POUND    Standard    BREAKFAST  -BtrACK-TEArrPurchasers of ten pc>unds"5r more,.will receive one pound  extra, for each ten pounds purchased.  Equal  to  an  allowance  tremely low prices.  of TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT, on those ex- .  Prices on our regular lines,of CHOICE TEA,  GOc per pound for Black, Green and Blended.  30c, 35c, 40c, 45c, 50c'and  Kootenay Coffee Go.  Telephone 177  P. O.  Box 182  Elecrlcity and  Hot Air.  Heated  with  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES tt PER DAY *  ������������������������������������������������a������������������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������  I  it  ������������������  ������������������*  Mrs. E C. Clarke, -  Proprietress  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Sa^ir-Lo    H. J.. PHAIB, Propr.  Turkish Cigarettes ���_,.   ,     ,      -. ���- . ���  Monopoi cigarettes Wholesale ai|d rjetail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and G.- B. Ii. Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of Imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 184  The Queen  Cigar Store  Tobacconjst  B.k.r Street, NELSON.B.C.  HOUSE  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Nelson  NELSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, W. P.  AI.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.80  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, $3, Thomas Roy nan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting  brethern cordially invited.'   '  BAKER AND  WARD STREETS,  NELSON, B.  C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  GELIGNITE Tl)e stfl"|gest and Best frptowe 'nthe Market  Ha^cturei b,��,. HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, fining arid Blasting Powder  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR.,  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  REISTERER & OO.  i  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street, Nelson.  The. best II per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best. ���*..''.  G-. W Bartlett - - Proprietor  OF  LAGER   BEER AND  PORTER  Put up in Packages to suit the  Trade  Brewery  and   Offlce   on  Nelson, B.  Latimer  C.  Street,  Don't Worry  But    replace  that  unsatisfactory    suit  1th one of  ..   "     :'. 'TT />-������*���  ?  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, comfortably  suits. , You will find Gee in the Tremont  Block, Baker street, Nelson. *  I/,  1%. r*1 '��&���$-}���,.���>   -v "-��� r ���*"*v'-'*r<x>C" '   ,7*"*-.  " : -- \,j* :vr*��8wSHB  The Nelson Tribune  SEIiL LAND AND.BUILD RAILWAYS AND  BY OWNERSHIP CONTROL OPERATION  There are, roughly speaking, 225,000,-  000 acres of unoccupied crown lands in  the province of British Columbia. These  lands are, in the main, unoccupied and  unproductive because they are Inaccessible. They are known to contain great  resources of iron, coal, oil, silver, lead,  'gold,'copper, and to be covered with  limitless quantities of fine timber, besides-containing many million acres of  diversified farming and grazing land.  They only require population, capital,  and means of transportation. The  basis of all industry, the natural resources of the soil, is already there.  The problem, therefore, is to provide  population, capital and means of transportation for the unoccupied portions  of British Columbia.  The basis of the following proposal  is that the natural resources of the unoccupied lands, made intelligently available to the surplus population and surplus capital of other parts of the world,  may themselves be made to supply the  means    necessary to provide the. railroads^ whicli can alone make them productive.    The    methods of stimulating  railroad construction, so far in vogue,  have   never  gone  beyond   the  idea  of  burdening the  already    productive resources of the province with taxation to  open up new districts.   It is quite clear  that if the natural resources of unoccupied lands could be made the means of  building  railways  to  open    up    these  lands, -the already productive resources  of the province would not only be relieved of a heavy burden, but the work  of development   by   means of railway  construction could be carried out much  more rapidly." Such a proposal may be  considered from two points of view.: its  t    ..vantages    and    its    feasibility.    But  *\    before it is discussed in either respect,  it is necessary to state what the proposal is. *    -  The proposal is that the province of  British Columbia should issue 25,000,000  acres of land scrip, carrying with it the  right of location on any of tlie crown  lands which are unoccupied.   This scrip  should carry with it the right to everything* that is in" the land or on*it;-in  other words, entitle the locator to sur-_  face  rights,   mineral    and   timber.    It.  should be issued -In  denominations  of  40, 80,160, 320 and 640 acres, at the uniform price of $1 per   acre. "The-proceeds should be used to 'construct railways through undeveloped portions of  the province, the railways so built to be  leased  to  companies - making the  best1  offer to the province.  -   There    are    various - considerations  which, although they are not inherent  in. the'principle of- the ./proposal, are  essential to the successful'working-of  the scheme.   Before an actual plan for  ��� its promotion is' elaborated, they would  require" to' be discussed more carefully  than is necessary at present. They may,  however, be indicated now:  1. A time would* have to be set, dur-"  Ing which no oth'er lands would be sold;  or father no land sold by any other  method. This would be necessary to  give the scrip... the progressive value  making it an attractive investment. A  period of ten years might be set as  .ample for this object.  ' 2. The" time for which land could be  tied ,UP by scrip location before survey  and crown * granting, would have to* be  limited. The scrip, however, would only  be cancelled by issue of crown grant.  3. The lands when crown granted  would become taxable, as other lands  so held are.  4. The sale of scrip would be required  to take place on the same date in all  places at which the scrip was offered.  5. A certain percentage would require  to be allowed for brokerage and commissions and advertising.    .  ADVANTAGE   OF   THE     PROPOSAL.  1. The first and greatest advantage of  the .proposal is that it-would transfer  from the productive resources of the  province the burden of opening up unproductive resources, and lay upon the  -latter���thc-cost-of���their��� own-development.  2. It would have the same effect as  authorizing a loan of' $25,000,000, but  the province would have to pay no ih-  Icrest on the money thus raised. The  interest would come out of the land  which the province is alienating as it is  from year to year without commensurate benefit. The revenue derived from  land sales would, of course, stop during the time specified above. But the  increased population and industry thus  tempted into the province would bring  in revenue to more than counterbalance  the revenue from land sales   Revenue  from the sale of land is obnoxious in  principle. Under the above proposal  the province would capitalise the value  of the land it proposes to alienate and  turn iUinto productive assets in the  shape of railways, besides receiving the  taxation from alienated lands as at present. It would be a step in the direction of government ownership of railways, but one free from the embarrass-  -ments of government operation. The-  lines so constructed could be leased for  terms of years to private companies. If  a comprehensive scheme of government  ownership and operation of railways is  ever adopted in Canada, the province  would reap the benefit of the appreciation of roads so constructed in value as  profit earners.  3. Every broker and holder of this  scrip would become an active immigration agent for British Columbia. The  surplus wealth and population of other  parts of the world would be immediately attracted to this province by the  unique opportunity afforded to share in  its growth. The scrip holders would be  the largest joint stock development syndicate in the world, and the government  of British Columbia would be its board  of directors.  4. If, say, ten per cent of the issue  were allowed for advertising and .brokerage, it would give a fund of $2,500,-  000 available for advertising the prov-  ��� ince." Applications for the scrip could  be made through banks and brokers, to  whom a commission on receiving them  of five per cent might be allowed," $1,250,-  000 would be left to be spent in bring-,  ing home to investors the opportunities  afforded by British Columbia. This  amount spent in advertising the "prov-  ince would not only make a success ofv  the issue, but attract the whole tide of  immigration from rich and densely  populated countries to British Columbia.  5. It would do away with the present  -very dangerous condition of land titles  in which there is a divided ownership  of timber, mineral and surface. This is  yearly "causing serious complications  and restrictions -to" industry. The present means of locating mineral land  need not be altered. Anyone possessed  of a valuable mineral claim "(or claims)  would immediately, cover it "(or them)  with scrip in order to secure the surface  and timber.' In* fact,, a great deal of  scrip would b'e utilized" to secure the-  mineral locations-already in existence  by. these advantages. -  6. An apparent disadvantage is with-  "out validity.,. It -might be-argued-that  this scrip would enable speculators to  blanket large portions "of territory.  They could not do so any more than*  under the present system .---The acquisi-  tion-of land would be made easier certainly, but the acquisition of la'nd'with-  out the intention to develop and utilize  it would not be any- easier than at present. .This apparent disadvantage could  only be argued on the"ground,,.that"be-  cause speculators might get hold of land  it was better the land r should remain  unappropriated and barren, a reductio  ad absurdum which has been advanced  before in British Columbia by people  who refuse to carry out what they say  to its logical conclusion. The resources  of taxation would still remain as they  do now to prevent the-monopolisation  of land without its utilisation.  7. The foregoing points do not exhaust in detail the advantages of the  -proposal. It' is likely to meet with the  opposition which anything new and  practical arouses in a "certain order of  intelligence, but the more ,it is analyzed  in all its bearings, the more advantageous it will appear..  THB FEASIBILITY OF THE  PROPOSAL. *    "  The "feasibility  of  the  proposal   depends upon two main considerations:  1. The actual and progressive value of  the land represented' by the scrip. This  scrip would represent one-ninth of the  unoccupied .crown lands of * the prov-  -ince,���one-ninth���however,���to-be-chosen-  at will by the holders of the scrip out  of all the unoccupied crown lands of  the province. If a comparison be taken  between the southern portion of British  .Columbia opened up by means of railways during the last ten years and the  portions to be opened up by railways  under this proposal, it will be found  that one-ninth of the acreage unocctir  pied ten years ago in the portions opened by railways has increased in value  to many times the average value���of $1  an acre. This comparison might be  carefully elaborated, and would require  to be_brought "out in advertising the  issue of land scrip. But to those familiar with the last ten years' developments sufficient has been said to indicate that . the scrip proposed to be  issued can be proved to have an actual  value of $1 per acre, and a progressive  value of much more than that. In  other words, that the scrip now sold  _.for $1 an acre would during ten years  appreciate very considerably In value.  Also, that if a further issue were made  In ten years for more railways it could  be sold at a much-higher price.  2. The second* consideration is the  most - important of all. Because upon  its thorough appreciation depends the  success of the whole proposal.  It is not enough that the scrip proposed to be issued should have actual  and progressive value.    It is necessary  that those expected to subscribe to it  should know that it has actual and progressive value.    They can never know  unless they are told.   The ignorance of  the world  regarding British  Columbia  must be broken down before either the  money or the people will be forthcoming.   Under the present proposal, a fund  of $1,250,000 is 'provided for that purpose.    Suppose the issue is authorized,  a   six-months'   educational   propaganda  would be necessary for its    successful  subscription.    The adoption of such a  scheme by the" province would draw attention to the fact that British Columbia had* this vast   acreage of rich undeveloped territory.   The unique and attractive features of the scheme would  set the world talking about British Columbia.   The interest thus excited would  have   to   be   followed up by organized  effort.    The reviews would have to be  set writing about its economic features;  the    newspapers    illustrating and discussing the vast resources of the'province;   and every centre of wealth and  population in England" arid ' America  deluged with literature.- -.   - <*  The. expenditure.' of - $1,250,'000 in this  way would guarantee .the successful  issue of $25,000,000-in scrip, enable the  construction of 1,000 miles of railway,-  and draw a stream of population,, capital  and'.enterprise "into this province in  some degree commensurate with/its  latent resources.      JOHN 'HOUSTON.  nomination and admission, or because  the supply of liquor is not under the  control   of   members or a committee.  This   -does    not  complete- the * list of  offences punishable by the withdrawal  of registration", and the widest discretion is given to the court to say whether  or not a club is a sham.   The abuse of  introducing new members without formality and with no lapse of time between  nomination and election, has been prohibited.     That   practice   made   some  clubs little else than drinking places.  It will be necessary to maintain a %'ear  distinction   between  visitors  who   are  temporary or honorary   members and  visitors who are guests, the latter being  prevented    from *>-buying  intoxicating  liquor.     Clubs are also prevented* from  selling   liquor to-be drunk  -off   their  premises.     The principle of club privilege is the dual position of the mem-"  bers, every    purchaser of liquor being  a seller through his membership.'interest, v. The members sell to themselves,  and  mat    principle is safeguarded In  ways that seem to have been-very much  needed.   The importance of this legislation is shown by the fact that the work-  ingmen's    clubs   alone   in   the.United  Kingdom  number    from    four to five  thousand.    Only-a comparative "few of  these are of questionable aim, but the  new law will force these to close up or  reform their ways.'  There are some important provisions  In  the  act dealing  ���with   licensed!    houses.     A   proprietor  charged with -permitting" drunkenness  on his premises must prove that he and  his employees did their best to prevent,  it or be convicted.   There is a stringent  section    aimed  at saloonkeepers    who  knowingly supply drink to anyone who  has been convicted of being a habitual  drunkard.      There is also a provision  under    which  the  wife  of  a habitual  drunkard can receive a protection order  against her husband.   The tendency toward equality is shown by conferring  the same rights on the husband of a  wife    similarly-   addicted.    The, Times  and other leading English  newspapers  are very hopeful  in  dealing with the'  new act, which they regard as likely to  correct many abuses that have grown  up iin   public  h,oi<ses;    and    so-called  clubs.   There is in their tone the familiar British distrust of legislation, but  all are ready to welcome the change as'  an experiment."  D. J. ROBERTSON &  Furniture  Dealers  and"  Funeral _  Directors  --���**-*�������  I  *"\^JTE are now in a position to use the/  public fairly well.   Iron Beds^areft  'M'  ,H_  our specialty arid RugsJ)ur|,lea^ersS^S;  Picture framing'don^oVslidrttt^r^  Undertaking department is under,fcKe "*'  direction of Mr. Clark. '��� :i  1 '^Mff,&$  Day Phone No. 292  Night Phone No. 142  BAKER STREET^  %{  D. J. ROBERTSON &  'MSmtir  JS*4*_!_  ��������� ������**���   V      y        Jh*.  ��� ���������^���������������������������.���������^������^�������������� �������������������������������� ���������������,��������� MMtMM'd^  f " -������������-'-"---'^���'^TT^m-i . ��� . MTi����t*iT**--T*-*'-��mm-MMtMM������  Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, MMmB  SALE'OF'LIQUORjIN CLUBS.'  Toronto Globe:  "The English licens-v  ing  act ��� which comes  into effect with  the new    year is intended _ to remove  many abuses that hav�� grown up under^  the'old law.   To the. people of Ontario  it is interesting as a, stage along the1  road, of "progress, and,'while it may not  be in itself a som*ce of" much satisfac-;  tion at the" present'day, it is a gratifying evidence of our own;forward position on'the temperance question incom-?  pai .son-with other- parts of the empire.  It is  now some years since the  once  famous Bob" Berry was acquitted of the  charge'of selling liquor without a" lie-,  ence in Toronto on the plea that,his  liouse was'.'a club, ,sah.'    Bob had the'  necessary documents to sustain his plea.  In the year following    the    law.was  amended, and the organization of clubs  as well as .their sale of liquor were surrounded by careful safeguards.   That is  the chief reform accomplished  by the  English licensing act.   While it is generally conceded  that the clubs,  which-  are so numerous in the United Kingdom  serve a useful purpose and meet a social  need of the-people, a minority sufficiently large to be worthy of the attention  of - parliament  have  degenerated    into  mere drinking places.   Many a so-called  club    has    become a nuisance  in the  neighborhood in which it is located. It  is a poorly-disguised saloon without the  restraint of a landlord'fearful of the loss  of his licence or of a" visit    from the  police." A saloonkeeper who has forfeited his licence through some misconduct  has been known to organize a club and  to continue his former practices without the restrictions and restraints-that  surround   the   licensed  publican.    The  new act puts an end to such practices.  -In-acldition-Lo-therequlrement-as-tothe  registration of every club in which intoxicating liquor is sold, the club's secretary is required    to -furnish at tho  beginning of every year particulars as  to the club, its objects'; its address, its  rules, the number of members, its hours  of opening and closing, together with a  statement that a record is kept of the  names and addresses of the riiembres.  "A club may be struck off the register  if its membership falls below 25, or because there is much drunkenness on the  premises, or because persons are" habitually -admitted as members without an  interval  of at least 48  hours  between  i&^k.:Jsn_r:F\A_oT"U":Rs _e&s_  'iv  - -  Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and aU kinds of  - '/   ' Factory Work.  ���"_ ��� ���  _, " x  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.'       ^ *  COASTS FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  T" *'?*'�����  Office  and Mills aCFoot^of, Hall, StreetfJNEIiSON  M ���> >-������������>�������� MO^-HH^Wu>;��rrM.^;M^ft  Useful tiifts  Why not combine usefulness with your  Christmas generosity. There is nothing  ..more useful, appropriate or acceptable as a  Christmas present than Footwear. Largest assortment of plain and fancy Slippers  ln the city, at popular prices.  American Shoe Store  *, _  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  1  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  la the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western  Canadian  Employment Agency  ln connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.  O.  Box 588.     Pbone 261A.  _  NOTICE.  *  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  m  ft  ft  m  m  ft  ft  m  ft  ft  The Cabinet ����__?���??  \   G. B. MATTHEW.   Proprietor  Tobaccos  Cigars  Pipes  PIPER HEIDSEICK  IMPORTED                   - - '** J"*:��� -SSj'Jg!  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 BILIDADS  MEERSCHAUM ���  CRAVEN'S MIXTURE  ACTIVIDAD  VIENNA MEERSCHAUM  LONE JACK  LACADENA  COLORING CLAYS  PURE PERIQUE  - FLOR DE ISABELLAS  AND A FULL LINE OF AMBER  LATIKA  ���.          LONDRES  MOUNTS, CIGAR   AND   CIGAR  PIONEER BRAND  FLO RDE ISABELLAS  ETTE HOLDERS.  CAVENDISH  GLASGOW  PARMETELLOES  LA CONSTANCIA  GRAND XMAS PRIZE DRAWING  BULL DURHAM  AND  A  FULL  LINE  OF  DOM  NOW ON.  ESTIC CIGARS.  WE. SELL TO THE TRADE.  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  Notice is hereby given that I intend lo  apply at the next sitting of the Board ��f  Licensing Commissioners for the City -��f  Nelson to be held after the expirationV or  thirty days from the date hereof���/���"fpr.Tv  ^transfer of the- retail liquor license now  held by me for the Imperial Hotel.^how  and formerly known as the Silver; KliiJr  Hotel, situate on the south ?slde: of Baku  street in the City of Nelson.'on' Lot* 7  and 8, Block 10, sub-dlvlsiph,;of Lot 95,  West Kootenay, District/; to A. Kleln-  schmidt of the said City ,of Nelson.  Dated this 22nd day of November,  1902.  7' "JOS. HARWOOD.  Witness:   Wm. Park.  Lithia  Witer  Sealed Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Heating Drill Sheds, Kamloops and Nelson,"  will be received at this office until Tues-  ���day, 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 Wm. Henderson, Clerk of Works,  Victoria, B. C.; Robert Mackay, Kamloops, B.C.; James Allan Alacdonald, .Nelson, B.C.; and at the Department of  Public Works, Ottawa. A separate tender  is reauired 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.  Bach tender. must be accompanied by  an accepted cheque on a chartered bank  made payable to the order of the Honorable the Minister of Public Works, 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 he.fail to  complete the 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,  -"'  FEED  GRLINAS.  ���Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa,   25th   November,    1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be paid for it.  Bvttr ���mail bottl* contains five grelni of  lithia carbonate.  SHERIFF'S. SALE.  Province of British Columbia, Nelson,  West Kootenay District���To-wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias Issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at the suit of John Morgan  Hams and Fred J. Kelly, Plaintiffs, and  to me directed against the goods and chattels of H. H. Pitts and William M. Stubbs,  Defendants, I have- this day seized and  taken^In execution all the right, title and  interest of the said defendants, H. H. Pitts  and William M. Btubbs, in the two-story  frame building, situate ln part upon 'Reco  avenue, ln the city of Sandon,, and in  part-upon the westerly part of Lot "A" In  Block numbered one (1), of tho subdivision  of District Lot numbered 482, Townsite  of Sandon, according to plan numbered G09;  "to ^recover the sum of Ave hundred and  thirteen dollars and six cents ($51*1.06) and  ��� 'also-'^interest on''five hundred and nlffe  'dollars and fifty-six cents ($509.56) at rive  per centum per annum from the 8th day of  July, 1900, until payment, besides sheriff's  poundage, officer's fees and all. other legal  Incidental expenses; all of which I shall  expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to  satisfy said judgment debt and costs, at  my office, next to the-Court House in tho  City of Nelson, B.C., on Monday tho 22nd  day of December, 1902, at "the hour of  eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  ,NOTE���Intending purchasers will stitiafy  themselves as to interest: and title of the  said  defendants.  Dated at Sandon, B.C.; llth day of December, 1902.  '���������.  S.  P, TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  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 suft of E. Ferguson &  Co., Plaintiffs, and to mo directed against  the goods and chattels of Davison &  Walmsley, Defendants; I have seized and  taken in execution all the right, title and  interest of the said defendant, William  Walmsley, in eight thousand three hundred and thirty-three (8,333) shares more  or less, of the stock, of the Similkameen  Valley Coal Company, Limited; to recover  the sum of Jive hundred and llfty-flve  dollars and seventy-two_ cents ($555.72)  and also Interest on five hundred and fifty-  two dollars and twenty-two cents ($552.22)  at five per centum per annum from tho  9th day of December, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees,  and all other legal incidental expenses;  all of which I will expose for sale or  sufficient thereof to satisfy said judgment  debt and costsat my offlce, next to the  Court House in the City of Nelson, B.C..  on Monday the 22nd' day of December,  1902, at the hour of twelve o'clock noon.  NOTE���In tending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and titlo of the  said  defendant,  William Walmsley.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., llth December,  1902.  S.   P.   TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay. .*.''  &*��**  r- *m tt rtcn m "^r''_v-j__  ^.vr <mimj&gjXj&  'fm   u      ���_���  f w  .***-&m  V**vl  Over Our Furniture:   It  ito  \ V-M  Ml  ito  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  "-IT  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ���jy*  saves-'so ^u  much trouble over the annual worry'������_}'*$  of Christmas Gifts.   One can eure'y 'ito  find among the hundreds  of handsome pieces of furniture * here something that wi 1 suit everyone whom  they wish to remember.   Select:onr  made now will be. kept until Christ-/ -flf- *$*S  mas and delivered to any -address."''ftirji  Carload of finest Iron and Brass Bed a. ilfl-JT  just received.   Pine line of Pictures   ��_  to select from.  D.  McArthur &  Furniture Dealer  Co.  **s  :_t**s-i ife  P. BURNS & CO.  ""��� ���' "���" Meat Merchants  Head Office 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.  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders by Mail receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  B. C TRAVES, 'Minager, K.-W-C. Bile., Nelson  STARKEY & GO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE AND  FRUITS.  I R. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  HEPSESEHTINC J fi. K. Fairbank Co.,     -    Montreal.  I Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Oftioe and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C. 4  The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  LIMITED  IMPORTERS AND  SHELF AND  DEALERS  HEAVY  IN  HARDWAR  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Granlteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  MELSON  B.C  ��� ������������������������ece************-*********'-********************'***  k  *t  ��� ���  ��� 9  ��� 9  ��� 9  ��� ���  ��� ���  _������  Facts and  From  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  t My  stock  of  watches  and   diamonds   is  ���      enormous     I  have  the  resources,  talents  t      and experience for supplying these goods  p      in a  mannei   that admits  of neither loss  _      nor   dissatisfaction". to   our   customers.    I  T      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  hii_h   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, Steiling hollow ware.  My  stock  is  complete and   I want you all to call and inspect it.  Engraving not exceeding three *leiters will be done free of charge.  Mall and express orders have our prompt atentlon.  1 '*  JACOB DOVER,  Nelson, B.C.,        The Jeweler  ��� ���  9*  ��� 9  ��� 9  9.  ��� 9  ��� ���  ��� 0  ��� ���  9.  ��� 9  ��� ������  ��� ���  ��� ���  .9  ��� ���  ��� ���  '�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  .9.........................m...............9............  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  ;vt -> _���*-  _L^".    "S  Suits  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  D. J. Robertson & Co. can frame pictures  for Christmas presents.  D. McArthur & Co. sell only useful articles   during, the   holidays. ,  Jasper Phair, at the Queen Cigar store,  sells only goods that will sell.  ���������'-'  Morley & Co. have a flrie display of goods  suitable   for   Christmas   presents. ,.  Fred Irvine & Co. claim they never  made so-.many sales as they are making  now.  The Canada Drug & Rook Company are  advertising a new perfume, "Lorna," and  soiling it at holiday prices.  The skating rink, at the corner of Stanley and Houston streets, Is now in good  shape and Messrs, Bunyan and McLachlan  are  happy.  First lot east of the Sherbrooke hotel,  on Baker street, for sale. Price $1,125.  Terms. Apply to John Houston, Room 9,  Ma'dden  block.  J. A. Kirpatrlck & Co., Limited, J. A.  Irving & Co., and _Morrison & Caldwell  can supply everything needed for your  Christmas dinnei. y  J. Fred Hume left Nelson for Victoria  on Thiu&day night. Mr. Hume's family  live in Victoria, and he has gone to sp<*,-.d  the holidays -with them.  . j  ,       - f  Gordon McPhee stood at tlie head of his  class in the Cential'school and won one of  Jacob Dover's watches'and'one of "Jim"  Gilker's best boy's  suits as prizes.  Story and a half cottage residence, two  blocks form K.W.C. block, for sale. Corner lot. Price $2,500, -Terms. Apply to  John'Houston,  Room 9,-Madden block. .  man   in   Nelson   a  !_:'_ J-���"-'  JAS. A. GILKER  '***''*'-'t'V''-**'V*��*^**,-*-*^^-*''--(VVV*^^  First   Shipment  Irv  Japanese Oranges, 85c per box. Fine  Navel Oranges, all sizes. Choice  Lemons. New Season Mixed Nuts,  Table Raisins and Smyrna Figs.  A few Dinner Sets and Fancy Pieces  of Crockery left. =   J. A- KIRKPATRICK & CO., LIMITED.  \AA*A/��AA/*��V  %AvT/l0\0l0\A0\AvyAAAryAAAr\A0\f\AAAAA^0^f  / Having sold every  storm ulster and a pair of Canadian-made  gloves, James A. Gilker is now prepared to  sell them arctic overshoes and German  socks.  W. R. Will of New Denver has gone to  Ontario'to put in the winter. The returns  from the Capella ore shipped to the Hall  Mines smelter last week were in every way  satisfactory.  , ~�� ���  The capital of the Royal Bank, which  has a branch in Nelson, has been increased by $1,500,000, the money being subscribed by Chicago and New York capitalists. The bank can loan the whole  $1,500,000 right here.m Nelson.  There is little that is now in tlie local  political situation. E. J. Ferguson and  John Hamilton are mentioned as candidates lor mayor, as aie also the names of  W. W. Beer and 11. E. Croasdaile. These  are all looked upon as anti-power plantites,  although John Hamilton voted for the bylaw.    A  West   waul  aldermanic   slate   is:  .......������������������������999������������������.99  9  ���  AND WOOD OF ALL. KINDS      ���  Terms Spot Cash ���  GALT COAL  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone 205 Baker Street.  -#*^*#-#-#-#*#^^  ***  *#  *#  #  *#  **  **  **  ������**  *  **���  Xmas 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   Waists   ���' a   very  large assortment, of up-to-date and natty  styles.  LADIES'   KID   GLOVES. ;  A very  pretty and natty lot of Ladies'  Silk Ties, Scarfs, and  Neck Ties���Just re  ceived, special for Xmas trade.  ,    Ladies and Children's Lawn, Linen and  Silk  Handkerchiefs.  Ladles' Black and Colored Silk Skirts.  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 Glives,  Mitts and  Fancy Half Hose,  and  Underwear.  DOLL AND TOY" DEPARTMENT.  We have got a _mall stock of Dolls,  Toys, Books and Games which we are  offering at prices to clear as we are  dropping these lines, so offer them all at  Bargain Prices.  We 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.  ���*��  ���*  *#.  ���*'  -%-%'-%#- ���**���****���*** -% --iMMMMrtfMt ***���* **%* tf*^****;** *^**%  Mayor Fletcher, alderman Selous. and  alderman Hamilton. The Progressive  People's Party are sawing wood and have  engaged "Scotty" Andrews as head sawyer.  A.   J.   Marks,   police   commissioner,   was  j  mistaken on election night for a minister.  Mr. Marks once owned a church, but never  had   the   courage   to   delivet1   an   address  from the pulpit.  The Trades Council smoker at tho Grand  Central last night was a success. Nelson's  Trades Council stands on a par with Nelson's Board of Trade, and; everything It  undetakes it does well.   -"���  THE MOTHER'S FRIEND ,  when nature's supply fails, is Borden's  Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. , It is a  oew's milk adapted to 'infants,"according  to the highest scientific methods. An infant fed on Eagle Brand will show a  steady gain in weight. 17  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, I'd  REAL ESTATE AND  QENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.  Perfume  About the rankest thing on earth  s  Cheap  Perfurne���  :   /-r.-w ���*_, ��� ������** ��� -<-���_,. ^. $8^ -5T. -^ *S5f -S^. *5_J^ -SET- --5^ t^ -85^ *3_^ ���T* ^���>^*-S^^^.'*^,>��*>*^>'^^,S**K^  tXMAS Montgomery's *MAs |  * High Class Confections  ito  ito  ito  ito  \to  Kit  Our factory has been running night and day with increased staff of help  all fall making up every variety of delicacy in the Confectionery line.  Our stock is now the most complete in the Kootenays. The excellence of  our goods have built up a demand for them in every part of the Kootenay  country.  Our Mr. Montgomery's reputation as a first-class confectioner of many  years' experience is known far and near.  The grandest display of choice Candies ever shown in Nelson, all our own  manufacture. Choicest Bonbons, Chocolate Creams, Caramels, French Burnt  Almonds, Cream Dates, Preserved Ginger Chocdlates, Crystalized Ginger,  Maple Creams, Nongotmes, Candy Toys, Candy Canes. Mixed Chocolates in  one-pound Fancy Boxes a specialty.    Candies from 15c per pound up.  French Crystalized Fruits, California Grapes, Nuts and Fruits of all kinds.  Preserved Ginger in the Syrup, as imp orted, sold in bulk.  (tf  (tf  (tf  In the language of the Bard of  Avon, "It smells rank unto  heaven." Come here and get good  perfume and sachets. Wo do  not carry any other kinds. All  our odors are choice and select.  The "freaks" are left for others',  if they .want them. We call special attention to our new Perfume  (tf  (tf  (tf  rtf  ���tf  ���'  LORNA  (Wild flowers of Exmoor)  Regular price 75c per ounce. Holiday Price, 8 oz. bottle,  $3.50."    .  Canada Drug & Book  Company. Limited  NELSON.  \YE STILL HAVE MANY LINES OF GOODS-  SlirifABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS, INCLUDING A  LINE  OF  Rowntree's  English  Chocolates  put up in fancy boxes especially for the holiday trade.    They range in  price from 10c to $4.80 a box.   Call and inspect them.  Our Stock of Perfumery  is still large and the choicest odors are in stock.  In Brushes" of all kinds, Purses, Mirrors,  other lines we have still a large variety.  Manicure Sets and many  DON'T   FORGET   THAT  THESE GOODS ARE SOLD AT COST.  ���t I  TEETZEL & CO.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets,  Nelson.  Corner Columbia Avenue and Queen Street, Rossland.  Having decided to give up the retail department of our drug trade, from the  ,10th ot November, we will do nothing but a cash business. We would ask our customers owing accounts, to kindly settle these up at an enrly date.        v   \     .*5��w8  ��� ����������������������������� �������������������������������������*���������  \b    Montgomery Company  ito  *^S����___ *��__ !_���__;'  Next to P. Burns & Co  Baker Street, Nelson  (tf  ?tf  (tf  ./A  .mmWM���*  -_S ��� ____��� ���JS** ���_!___ ���____; ��� JT*. -J��i *__2_  **fl_fr<<^_�� '"<B��>^8_> <4ft<��> -*a_,^^s>  ^-00   ^0 ��� **',*>-00'ft*- e*  ���*00"00<00>"00>'��mi'^.00.00-00��'00.ami-000i  !f9*  NOTICE  and    Holders  of    Trades  Householders  Licences:  ' Householders and holders of trade licenses, in order to vote at the municipal  election to be held on Thursday, January  15th, 1903, are required to make and subscribe to a declaration that they were  residents of Nelson on January 1st, 1902,  and that'they have continuously resided  in Nelson since that date. This declaration can be made at the committee room  of the Progressive People's Party in the  Scott building, southeast corner ot Baker  and Josephine streets, first door east of  Vanstone's drug, store, at any time between 10 o'clock a.m. and 6 o'clock p.m.,  and in the evening between 7 o'clock and  8.30 o'clock, and the declarations so  made /jWll be delivered to the city clerk.  These declarations are required to be  made on or before December 31st.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  J.P.,  Secretary  Progressive  People's  Parly.  Nelson,   December   ISth,   1902.-  5 Per Cent Gold Bonds  A Good Investment For  Prudent 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.  To One and All of Our Many  Customers  A Merry Christmas  J. A. IRVING & CO.  ������I  '"���y.  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