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 elson  rifatne  Saturday Morning, November 15, 1902  COMPARISON OF DUTIES ON  LEAD LEVIED BY TWO LEAD-PRODUCING COUNTRIES  MINE MANAGER HIGKEY SHOULD GET CONGRESS TO REDRESS HIS GRIEVANCES  A comparison of tlio duties on imports oC lead and the products of lead  levied by the United States and by Canada is given below. The United States  protects the lead miner as well as the  manufacturer of articles made from lead,  to the end that, all lead and its manufactures used in the United States shall  be of home production. The load contained in ores brought into the United  Stales for treatment, is made to pay a  duty of 1 1-2 cents a pound, which is  more than the Canadian lead miner is  able to sell his lead "for today. Every  kind of lead manufactures is either  protected by a specific duty of 2 1-S  cents a pound and upward or by an ad  valorem duty ranging from 25 to 45 per  cent. The result of this policy is that  Ihe lead miner in the United States is  insured a high and stable price for liis  product.  Canada, on the other hand, although  its lead mines produce more than suln-  cient lead to supply the borne demand,  allows lead ore to be admitted free of  duty, and allows pig lead smelted in  Wales to be admitted on payment of an  ad valorem duty of 10 per cent (which  is the preferential duty on imports  from Great. Britain), or one-fourth of  a cent a pound, as against 2 1-S cents a  pound levied by the United States.  Canada also allows dry white and red  lead to be brought into Canada from  Germany on payment of 5 per cent duty  and from Great Britain on payment of  3 1-3 per cant duty. Then in order to protect the man who imports the foreign  mined and partly foreign manufacturer)  lead, Canada levies a duty of 30 per  cent on lead manufactures, such as  paints, and 35 per cent on lead pipe and  shot.  The 'Canadian producer of the raw  material must sell his product in competition with the raw material of the  Spaniard and the Mexican; but once the  raw material of the Spaniard and the  Mexican is purchased by the Canadian  manufacturer of, paints and lead pipe  and shot, the manufacturer is protected  by duties ranging from 30 to 35 per  cent, and if the lead miner in British  Columbia uses paint on,'or,.lead pipe in  his dwelling house, he must use paint  and pipe made from lead mined in Mexico or Spain by cheap labor, and manufactured in Canada by .manufacturers  who are protected by 30 to 35 per cent  duties. The British Columbia lead  miner is compelled to pay stiff duties or  everything he uses in his home or at liir  mine, and although he pays the highest  wages paid in the world for labor, he  is compelled to market the product of  his mines in competition with the product of mines whose owners pay the  lowest wages paid in the world foi  labor.  It is safe to say that there are not 500  .men employed in paint works and sheet  lead and lead pipe works in the whole  of Canada, and it is equally safe to say  that the men employed do not receive  exceptionally high wages, for it goer  against, the grain of the average Eastern manufacturer to pay exceptionally  high wages for labor, yet the men who  employ these 500 men are given the fill..'  measure of protection, while the men  who give employment, directly and indirectly, to thousands of men in.British  Columbia in mining and smelting, and  who pay the highest wages in the world,  are given no protection.  Tho rates of duties on lead and its  products levied in the United States  and Canada are as follows:  UNITED  STATES  LEAD  DUTIES.  J, = ^ Gents--=per-=  Pound.  Acetate  of.   brown,   gray,   or  yellow���_'/,  Acetate of, white 3!<i  Alloy   in   pigs 2',',  Antinioni.'il, type metal, lend contained..IU  Ashes,   with   large  percentage  of  le!ul..21/K  Bullion     ���>%  Chloride of (duty 25 per cent)   Chroniatc of, dry or in oil 4%  Dross     '>%  Cliromalc of, in pulp or mixed water 4V_  Glaziers 2V_  Hard metal, a.s pig 2>_  In bars or pigs or granules, or any form  11. o.  p 2M,  Manufactures, n. o. p. (45 per cent)   Molten,   and   old   refuse    melted    into  blocks   or   bars 2V_  Old tea lead and old scrap 2%  Ores,  on lead  contained 1*��  Pipes 2'/.  Hod     2%  Sheets 2%  Shot 2V_  Sub-acetate solution (25 per cent)...;.;..  Sugar of, as acetate, brown or gray 2*4,  Sugar of, as acetate, white 3'4  Tannate,  as chemical  compound  (25 per  cent)   Toys   (35   per   cent) '.  While,  dry  in pulp 1 2%  White, ground or mixed with oil 2%  Wire   2i_  CANADIAN  LEAD  DUTIES.  Tea lead and  tinfoil ....Free  Bars and in sheets ...' .25 per cent  Old scrap, pig and block��� 15 per cent  Lead, nitrate and acetate of, No.  1 ground' Free  Pipe,  shot and  bullets 35 per cent  Manufacturers,   n.   o.   p 30 per cent  Dry  white    and  red  lead .-...5 per cent  Orange  mineral 5 per cent  O res Free .  REACHED THE MINE STAGE.  Slocan Drill, 14th: "Things are going  very well with the Ottawa and it has  reached that "stage where it may safely |  be classed a mine. The No. 3  drift has penetrated the ore  chute a distance of 70 feet, with  no break appearing in the body.  This gives sufficient ore in sight  to pay for the .mine and all development to date. The ore  varies in width from four feet,  but in the breast of the drift  there is at present two streaks,  one on top of the other, 12 inches  and 6 ipches wide respectively.  These give signs of amalgamating into one body. More than  two carloads of ore has been  taken out in drifting, no stoping being attempted. Some 800  sacks have been filled, awaiting  the commencement of shipping.  Of-this amount 10 tons is high-  grade stuff, which will give re- .  turns of 500 6z in silver; "arid it  would be easily possible to make  a carload shipment of the same,  quality. The remainder is the  general filling of the chute, and  will give over 100 oz. A couple  of ore houses have lately been  built, and new bunk houses.will  be put up later on. About a  dozen men are working' on the  sleigh road, which will be finished next week, and then shipments will commence. , One  hundred tons a month will likely  be shipped through the winter.  At the mine and on the road 25  men are employed. The Ottawa  is one of the mainstays of the  camp. R. J. McPhee is the superintendent."  A GOOD THING.  Slocan Drill, 14th: "Faith and  perseverance on the part of W.  S. Johnson    and A. R. Bolder-  ,soii,^o.w.iiers^of^,the=Legal,=sitii^  ated on the'first north fork of  many discouraging influences, not the  least of which was mucking out the  long-workings with a wheelbarrow. In  the drift above is a splendid showing of  ore, secured only after passing through'  a serious fault. It was to tap this ore  body that No. 2 tunnel was started 100  feet below. Just about 400 feet of  work has been done, including a crosscut to the right and left of the drift in  order to find the ledge, whicli had been  thrown out of its course by the same  fault met above. The rock was very  hard and at times progress was slow.  But success has rewarded the owners  and they now have what they went  after. The pay streak is about 10 inches  wide and assays ?G4 to the ton in gold.  The quartz is over 80 per cent free milling, so it will be, readily seen that the  Legal is a good thing. There is close  to 200 feet of stoping territory overhead, with steady and high values all  through. The owners will quit work at  the end of the month until next summer, when a car and track will be put  in. The Legal was lately surveyed for  a crown grant."  HICKEY ON LEAD DUTIES,  hoe mine in the Slocan, has been down  at the Coast and has been interviewed  on the lead Question: He is opposed to  increasing the duties on pig lead and  lead products imported into Canada, and.  gives as a reason that: such increase  would not benefit the owners of silver-  lead mines in the Slocan. Mr. Hickey is  a free trader, and, like all free traders,  wants unlimited competition; competition free and untrammeled.  He says that when   the Slocan mine-  owners sold their product in the United  States, they got for their lead the  New York price minus the United States  duty, and he wants a return of such  conditions, for he says that they are now  compelled to sell their ore to Canadian  smelters and get the London price for  their lead, less the freight to London.  Mr. Hickey is not altogether candid in  his statements of fact. A portion of the  market of the United States���that portion controlled by the American Smelting & Refining Trust���has been closed  to he silver-lead mine-owners of British Columbia. Tlie American Smelting  & Refining Trust (refuses to purchase  silver-lead ores mined in British Columbia, and as that trust controls all the  silver-lead smelters east of a line drawn  due south from Nelson, the factor of  American competition has been cut out  almost entirely. The silver-lead mine-  owners of British Columbia must either  market their ores at smelters in British  Columbia or at. smelters at Everett or  San Francisco. The smelters at these  two places are not*in the trust and are  competitors in buying ore as against  each other as well as against the  smelters in British Columbia. That  they are not active purchasers at  present in British. Columbia is because  there does not seemto be any great demand for our high-grade silver-lead  ores. One of the 'reasons for this is,  that the Everett, smelter and the Selby  Lead AVorks at Frisco do not purchase  British Columbia lead ores to supply the  home demand foi*7 lead f but, instead,  purchase entirely for export. The lead  mines in the United.States produce more  than sufficient to supply the home de-'  mand  The Coeur d* Alene silver-lead mine-  owners sell their product to the American Smelting & Refining Trust on a  basis of 3 1t2 cents a pound for lead, and  they pay a freight and treatment charge  of $21 a ton. If Mr. Hickey were to ship  his ore to the Coeur d' Alenes at as low  a rate as $4 a ton and sell it on a basis  of 3 1-2 cents for the lead, lie would,  after paying the duty- of 1 1-2 cents a  pound, get 2 cents for his lead. The  freight and treatment charge of $21 and  the freight, charge from Sandon to Wallace of $4 would make ?25 a ton. Two  cents a pound on lead would be $20 a ton  on ore that carries 50 per cent lead. There  would be a deficit of $5 a ton, which  would have to be made up from the  silver values in the ore. With silver at  50 cents an ounce it would take 10  ounces of silver to make up the deficit.  Were Mr. Hickey to ship his ore to the  smelter, at Nelson, he would be charged  $1.5 a ton for freight and treatment, and  receive the London price of ?2.30 a hundred for his lead, less $1 for deductions, which would leave him $1.30 a  hundred for the lead in his ore, or ?13,  which is $2 a ton less than tba freight  and treatment charge. To make tip the  deficit he would have to sell four  ounces of silver values in the ore.  Mr. Hickey would thus make $3 a ton  by selling his ore at tbe Nelson smelter.  He not only makes $3 a ton, but he enables the miner of dry ores to market  their, porduct at a profit, which, while  it may not concern Mr. Hickey, is of  great importance to every community  in West Kootenay.  This is one of the points that is lost  sight of in discussing    the lead ques- I  tion.   There are more men employed in  West Kootenay today dependent on the  successful operation of our local smelters than are engaged in mining silver-  lead ores, and were all our silver-lead  ores shipped to the United States, as Mr.  Hickey would like to have it, how many  of our dry-ore mines would be in operation?  THE GOLDEN SMELTER.  Golden, in northeast Kootenay, is to  have another smelter. The first smelter  was built a long while ago, but was  never blown in for some reason. Other  parties have another smelter under way,  and whether it will ever be blown in is  a question. From reports, there is  more of a town-site speculation than a  smelter operation in the deal. The  smelter is to be of 30 tons' capacity, and  its promoters are to-have a newspaper,  an assortment of unsold town lots, and  a general merchandise store, and have  options of purchase on a number of  mineral claims. The money that is in  the enterprise came from Wisconsin and  most of it is proceeds realized  from the sale of town lots in  the promoters' townsite. It is to be  boped the venture will be a success, for  Northeast Kootenay has had more than,  its share of visionary wild-cat mining  deals and operations. So many, in fact,  that it is a wonder that any outside  money can be obtained to work properties there.  Lemon, have at length been rewarded by the tapping of the  ore chute in the lower tunnel.  For the past year work has been  kept up on the property, under  THE "MINING INDUSTRY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA���The British Columbia Copper Company's Smelter at Greenwood.  BOUNDARY MINES AND SMELTERS.  On this page is an illustration of the  British Columbia Copper Company's  smelter near Greenwood, in the Boundary section 'of Yale district, a  country that is beginning to  make a record as a producer of  gold and 'copper. The Phoenix  Pioneer says: "Just as September showed a marked improvement over August in tbe amount  of ore shipped from the mines  of the Boundary district, so does  the month of October;, show a  similar advance over the figures  for September. In fact, there is  an improvement of nearly or  quite 30 per cent. The totals  tor September, as. nearly as  could be ascertained, were 43,582,  while those for: October are  55.614 tons.. In the Boundary  there , are now six regularly,  shipping mines, that are sending  their���product to local smelters  continuously. These are the  Granby mines. Phoenix camp;  Snowshoe, Phoenix camp;  Mother Lode, Deadwood camp:  Sunset, Deadwood camp; B. C.  mine, Summit camp, and tho  Emma, Summit camp. The  largest shippers are, of course,  the Granby mines and the  Mother Lode, both of the companies operating these properties owning their own smelters  also. The Snowshoe and B. C.  mine have been sending their  ore to the Mother Lode and  Sunset smelters while the Emma  has been shipping to the Hall  Mines smelter at Nelson, till  lately, and now some of its ore  goes to Boundary smelting  plants. The Sunset mine ships  only to its own smelter at  Boundary Falls. Approximately  the output of each of these six  mines for the month of October  was as follo\ysj Granby: mines,  "2lTn5Ttons;"Mother Lode, 20,768:  Snowshoe, 4.290; B. C. mine,  3,380; Emma, 2.S25; Sunset,  2,400. Total, 55,014 tons. .During tlie summer all the Boundary  smelters were handicapped by  the shortage of fuel, caused  by  the miners' strike at the coal mines in  East Kootenay.   This finally came to an  end,  however,    and    since    then    the  amount of ore shipped to and treated at  local  smelters    has    been steadily increasing each month.   At present there  are five blast furnaces treating ore in  Boundary smelters, viz., the B. C. Copper Company's smelter, two;    Granby  smelter,    two;    Sunset   smelter,    one.  Another phase of this    Boundary   ore  tonnage question is interesting.   In the  first ten months of 1902 the Boundary  mines shipped over 400,000 tons of ore  ���or more than>   was    shipped in the  entire    twelve    months of 1901.    This  record   is   considered  excellent,   when >  the drawbacks to mining this last summer, through    no'  fault of' the mines  themselves, are considered.  BOTH GO.  J. Fred Ritchie    of   Rossland is in  Nelson.   The town at the base of Red  mountain is up against it again. After  all its ups and downs, it is to lose two  of its greatest citizens,  namely, Bernard McDonald and William Thompson.  Both are to go, and no long.r Twill tho   ���  Missourians from Missouri be compelled  to lose a day    in    order    to   celbrate  Barney's'Day.��� This -will, be'a sad blow  to those people in Rossland who believed  Barney's Day would  pass down  in  history   in    Canada   as    Washington's  Birthday has passed down iu the Great  Republic to  the South.    Bernard  McDonald came to Rossland with a flourish of trumpets and William Thompson  followed him.   Both had the reputation  of being practical mine workers, a reputation that might have been enhanced  had they had the good    sense to have* ���  treated the workmen under their charge  as men like .themselves, men ambitious  to better their    conditions.    They,  for  reasons best known to themselves and  the men in London who employed them,  deliberately attempted to stir iip strife  between"labor and capital, and they: are  now getting their reward.   Spurned by  labor capital will have little use for them  because they' have failed.    British Columbia has not gained by their coming,  she cannot   lose by their   going.    The  mines they managed  will probably be  managed hereafter by John H. Mackenzie, manager of the Le Roi mine anil  Northport smelter.  CAN SHIP ORE.  "Pat" Daly of Ymir is in Nelson interviewing the management of the Hall  Mines smelter as to rates for treating  ore.   He has a mine on Dundee mountain, near Ymir. which is in shape to  ship  ore, and  if suitable rates can  he-  obtained from the smelter the ore will *  be shipped. Mr. Daly says the mill at tho  Wilcox will be running next week, and    ..  that the  Active Mining Company will  soon have their electric plant in operation.    Taking everything into consideration, Ymir is quite a lively camp.  NOT TIED UP.  The zinc shipments for the smelter  at Iola, Kansas, are not tied up at  Northport. They are still in British  Columbia awaiting a ruling by the scre-  tary of the treasury on the point raised  ihat zinc ore must be admitted duty  free into the United States. AVord is  expected from Washington on-Monday.  WORKING UNDER A LEASE.  "^The VariTconvei* mine, which is locafetl  near Silverton, Slocan district, has  been leased to Harry Hosking and  others. They are getting things in  shape so as to be able to work to advantage. The snow is about two feet  deep at the mine.  Postoffice Returns Show Commercial Importance of Nelson  According to the report of Ihe postmaster general for the year ending .111110 With,  1002, Nelson Is the third eity in commercial  Importance In British Columbia, Vancouver ranking llrst and Victoria second. The  report shows that the gross postal revenue  of each of these cities for the year was:  Vancouver   $57,300 9S  Victoria     50,172 35  Nelson     12.S33 7S  OTHER TOWNS AND  CITIES.  Rossland   $10,3St 02  New Westminster   10,258 7S  Nanaimo     7.S03 31  Fernie     '1,59100  Kamloops     '1,4-12 SO  Greenwood    3.S55 01  Revelstoke and Revelstoke station. 3,844 99  Cranbrook  3.S-M 13  Grand Forks  3,829 85  Kaslo  2,07191  Phoenix      7  2,029 07  Sandon       1,8-19 00  Trail    1,759 79  Golden      1,759 31  Slocan City    1,330 73  Ymir   1,105 SI  Fort Steele    1.078 92  New Denver   1,003 So  Michel     912 (14  Moyie  803 21  Columbia   5-15 01  Cascade     535 39  Ferguson     520 31  Nakusp     -190 93  Eholt    4S9 09  Silverton      480 50  Erie   ' 42S SI  Trout Lake  414 72  AVhitewatcr      379 01  Ainsworth    200 SI  Arrowhead  211 S4  Kitchener    208 45  Throe Forks   200 5��  Halcyon  Hot Springs   150 17  Waneta    Ml 41  PilotBay   145 30  lllcelllowact  135 39  Robson     125 32  Donald     63 39  Creston   29 00  Kuskanook    9 9S  *t  Outside  of  British  Columbia,   there  are  only 30 cities that execeed Nelson in gross  receipts,   as. follows:  Dawson City    $10,910 55  Calgary,    Alberta      16,447 07  Brandon,  Manitoba  16,52108  Winnipeg,  Manitoba    156,734 30  Charlottetown, P. E. I   17,632 65  St.   John,   New  Brunswick  5,382 66  Moncton,   New   Brunswick  15,86159  Frodericton,  New  Brunswick  13,593 27  Sydney, Nova Scotia  17,367 OS  Halifax,    Nova   Scotia  89,443 21  Sherbrooke,   Quebec  18,640 40  Montreal    491,35182  Quebec City    50,904 49  Woodstock,   Ontario     21,224 34  Toronto   700,806 70  Stratford, Ontario    15,115 45  Sault  Ste.   Marie,   Ontario     21,427 86  Peterboro,  Ontario  21,427 86  Owen  Sound,  Ontario     14,41196  Ottawa   95,30146  London, Ontario    85,416 71  Kingston,   Ontario     30,085 47  Hamilton,   Ontario     97,94182  Guelph,   Ontario     24,970 43  Gait,   Ontario     14,482 24  Brockville,  Ontario     22,739 57  Brantford, Ontario   32,394 07  Berlin,  Ontario     14,516 93  Belleville,   Ontario     15,150 98  MONEY ORDERS.  There is another Interesting fact discovered by perusing the statistics in the  report, that Ih, the amounts of money sent  away from towns and cities In the way of  postofllce money orders and the amounts  paid out In cashing money orders. These  figures, plainly indicate the towns where  people patronize eastern department stores  and also Indicate the places at which the  working classes arc not permanent residents. Coal mining towns like Cumberland and Fernie represent the last-named  class and towns like Cranbrook and Slocan  City represent, the first-named. The following table shows this:  Total Total  Amount of      Amount of  Money Orders Money Orders  Issued Paid  Ainsworth     $   1,701 7S $   1.3S0 97  Arrowhead          3,261 4S 080 37  Cascade     22.20S 52 1,801 54  Cranbrook       37.44S 50 9.3S.8 25  Cumberland    147.4S7 52 7,081 99  Eholt          5,420 40 503 72  Erie       12.S22 23 308 00  Ferguson         9,39194 1.SS7 7S  Fernie     129,299 02 13,110 19  Fort Steele       8,709 90 4,95175  Golden          19,912 54 G.09S 12  Grand  Forks       59.377 10 1S.S33 S9  Greenwood       59,015 52 17,103 S3  Halcyon Hot Sp*gs.     4,144 19 311 SO  Kamloops        28,144 19 19.S22 10  Moyie        13,989 35 2,504 13  Nakusp         5,998 08 908 13  Nelson       37.G17 14 09,707 OS  Nanaimo        85.705 73 97.175 23  New   Denver       12,244 S3 5.4S3 SO  New   Westminster..   05,737 20        .    07.240 02  Phoenix        43,370 07 0,778 22  Pilot Bay       3,053 57 590 II  Revelstoke        28,388 03 14,055 21  Robson         1,47117 S2 75  Rossland       03,-IOS 29 00,70178  Sandon        23,15120 5.830 09  Silverton         7.093 81 1,506 50  Slocan  City        55,512 39 4,111184  Three Forks        0,405 00 0-19 32  Trail        3I.S59 30 4,93121  Trout Lake         9,438 31 2,755 20  Vancouver    300,337 93 430,395 52  Victoria    ...  191,053 20 .   352,754 97  Ymir        32.52S 00 4.S71 01  The total ot the money orders issued at  all of the postofflces in the province was  $2,3S3,609.38, and the total paid by all the  postoflices was $1,445,227.35, the difference  between the two amounts ($9SS,442.03)  shows what was sent out of the province  as remittances to dependent relatives or  for merchandise purchased in the East.  COST OF DELIVERING MAILS  The cost of delivering mails between  postoffices and railway depots and steamboat landings is sometimes more than the  allowances paid the postmasters, and  often more than the gross revenue of the  postoffices. The following are a few comparisons  selected  at  random:  Salary of Cost of  and allowances of   Carrying  Postmaster Mails  Nelson     $-1,405 73 $1,535 40  Rossland      3.SG9 81 S5S 04  Kaslo     1,031 90 207 70  Trail          972 79 ''no 00  Grand Forks   1.408 22 020 00  Greenwood     I.91S S7 41129  Ymir         502 12 75 00  Sandon   1,089 fit 234 75  New Denver      070 24 199 00  Creston         33 00 150 00  Waneta           95 00 150 50  Kuskanook       05 00 J"��ti 0U  BRITISH COLUMBIA'S CREDIT.  The sale of debentures authorized at  the last session of the legislature is a  topic now being discussed by the provincial press. The loan authorized was  for $3,500,000, the rate of Interest, not to  exceed 3 1-2 per cent, and the debentures  were not to run for less than 25 yars or  more than 50 years, the interest to be  payable half-yearly. The loan has been  placed for the whole amount at 92 cents  on the dollar, the rate of interest to be  Z per cent. Tlie question that most concerns the people, now that the greater  part of the money raised on the loan  has heen spent by the present and for-  men governments, is how does the credit of British Columbia compare with  other countries in which the conditions  are much the same.  The Financial Times of London of  October 8th gives the following quotations on what it designates as "Colonial Stocks":  Cape Colony, 4 p. c  105  Natal, 4 p. c   115>4  New South Wales, 3% p. c .100%  New South Wales, 3 p. c     91 %  New Zealand, 4 p. c   109%  New Zealand, 3 p. c     94%  Queensland, 3'/_  p.  c   100%  Queensland. 3 p. c     92yf  South Australia, 3'/_ p. c.   103  Transvaal, 5 p. c   101  Victoria, 3V_ P. c  100'/_  West Australia, 3 p. c     91  These quotations go to show that the  credit of British Columbia is better  than the states of New South Wales and  West Australia, and not quite as good  as the state of Queensland and the colony of New Zealand. The price realized  goes   to  show  that   British   Columbia's  credit can best be improved by keeping  the provincial expenditures for operating expenses less than the revenue. Tho  government that can do that, is the one  that the people want after an election  is over, but it is not the one that they  want when the candidates for legislative  honors are asking for votes.  HUMAN  FLEAS.  There Is a class of human beings, including both men and women, who meddle in  other people's business and cause a great  deal of trouble by whispering malicious lies  about their friends. Generally failures and  incompetents themselves, these people take  personal offense at any of their acquaintance who presume to do well in the world  or  who  achieve  any  honor  or  distinction  Nearly everyone has suffered at the  tongues of these meddlers and whisperers.  They never permit any positive action to  go without a few spiteful criticisms. To  this class belong the men who sit In a  club window and find fault with fellow  members of the management and tell derogatory stories of their intimates. To tho  same class belong the gentle maidens who  circulate mean little remarks about other  girls. Along with these must go Ihe men  who sneer at the ambitions and failures  of the men about them. In short, the  class takes in everybody who gives way to  envy, or spreads lying stories, or meddles  in other people's business, or dsiplays an  uncharitable,   dog-in-the-manger  spirit.  There is no us_ arguing with people of  this class. They cannot help their meanness. They were born with little brains  and  tattling tongues, and  they  will  jjo on  meddling and whispering until the end oC  their lives. They aro human Hens or mosquitoes, and their business Is to sting nntl  bite like vermin. But it muy be of soma  use to tell men and' women, tortured b>-  these pests, that they are suffering only  what most persons suffer at some timo  In  life.  Kvery man or woman that does an *  positive net or gains any eminence must  take calumny a.s an ordinary consequence.  As soon as a man raises his head before  the crowd the pigmy slanderers proceed to  rain blows upon it. and as long as his head  is up these blows will fall. Most of them  will do him no barm, but once In a while  one will sting him and stir his anger. If  he gives way to wrath he makes a mistake,  lt Is better to ignore these small meddlers  and whisperers, for they thrive on tho  attention that they obtain, and to turn on  them is merely to advertise them. Unlesx  notice be taken of it, slander soon dies a  natural  death.  For the protection of one another from  lying tales nnd mean criticisms let us all  resolve never to believe a defaniatory  story except when it comes on very good  authority, and let us all make a point of  rebuking meddlers and whisperers whenever we catch them. If decent people did  not give ear so readily to slander there  would be less of it.  WELL-KNOWN OLD-TIMER.  Cranbrook Herald, 13th: "Ned Bray,  an old-timer of East Kootenay,.and a  pioneer of Perry creek, made a visit to  Old Town on Monday. He was much  surprised at the many changes at Perry  creek since his last trip 25 yea re ago,  Bill Little accompanied him." 2  The Nelson Tribune  Established IS17.      Incirporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) 3 S12,000,000.00  REST      8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  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The Bank of British Columbia  Paid Up Capital $8,000,000  Reserve   Fund  $2,000,000  Aggregate Resources Over $65,000,000  HON.  GEO.  A.  Head Office,  COX,  President.  -   Toronto.  B.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON   BRANCH.  Saving's   Bank   Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.  Present rate 8 per cent.       ' GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5:00 a. m.  Daily.  CROW'S nest railway:  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie.  jCranbrqok, Marysvfllo, Forf  Steele, Elko, Fernie. Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  ILothbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.   ARRIVE  5:00 p. m.  Daily.  leave   (COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  8 a.m.    I'ltobson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  8 a. m.    | Robson, Rossland, Cascado,  Grand Forks, Phojnix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  6:40 p. m.hlobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,]  Daily   [Revelstoke, and all points east  and west on C.P.R. main line.  8:40 p.m.  Daily    Robson. Trail and Rossland.  ARKTVK  ,00:35 a.m.  9:35 p.m.  9:35 p.m.  Dafly  9:'tf p.m.  Daily  our dry ore mines, iron mines, lime-  rock quarries, coal mines, and On our  railways and steamboats. Dry ores  that only go ?7.50 ca ton in values are  being mined and smelted in Kootenay  today at a profit to both mine-owner  and smelter. What smelter in the United  States could these ores be shipped to?  The total values in them would not pay  the freight charges, let alone the cost  of mining and smelting.  a combination was to have a monopoly  of the city printing; a family coterie  was to have the soft snaps in the fire  department, and all the cliques and factions were welded together with one  common aim���the political downfall of  o  a man who was not even a candidate for  ofiice. That mayor Fletcher did not  carry out the aims of these cliques and  factions after his election was simply  because the cliques and factions who  opposed his re-election succeeded in  electing a majority of the aldermen, and  by doing so have absolutely controlled  the city council. The majority of the  city council, elected as they were by  cliques and factions, carried out the  aims of the men who elected them, and  they must be judged by what they have  accomplished and not by what they  have prevented the mayor and his  friends from doing. What Nelson needs  in office at this time is men who will  stand by the platform on which they  are elected. The people like men who  have friends, and like them all the  better if they stand by their friends  after tliey are elected to oflice. Let the  cliques and factions pledge to the hilt  their candidates for mayor and aldermen, and the people who are not members of the cliques and factions will be  in-a position to judge which faction has  the best policy. The responsibility for  success or failure of the city government  will then rest where it belongs���on the  people themselves. Put in office men  who are neither ashamed of their supporters or of the issues their supporters  favor, then the people will have at least  manliness in office, even if they do not  have perfection.  tical parties, and are based on fitness  and availability. Successful candidates  who prove to be unfit on the bench  seldom serve more than one term, no  matter how available they may be as  candidates. In British Columbia, judges  who prove themselves to be unfit on the  bench can only be removed liy death or  on boing rewarded by knighthood. Death  or bribery can only remove them. It is  pretty near time for the press of British Columbia, at least, to cease prating  about the advantages the judiciary system of Canada has over that of the  United States, for all tlie advantages  are not on one side, by any means.  LEAVE  9:15 ajn.  SLOCAN RIVER RA1LWYJ arrtvb  Sloonn City, Silverton      ew 3:40 p. m.  Denver. Three Forks, Sam-on  (Daily except Sunday)  LEAVE  4 p. in.  i p. m.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  jBalf our, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  fKaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  jiLardo and all points on tlio  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tua. Thur. and Sat)  AKRIVB  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GREAT NORTHERN-SYSTEBSr  LEAVE  Depot  7:15 a��m  Mount'in  8:05 ��. m.  Dully.  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  PARD  RAILWAY  Ymlr, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colvillel  and Spokane.  Making through connections)  at Spokane to (lie south,  east and west.  ARRIVE  Mountain  7:19 p. in*  Deipot.  8 p.m.  Daar  IJCAVK  Nelson  6:00 a. m.  Kosln  3:35 p. in.  Daily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Galfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaalo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVB  Kaslo  8:40 a. in.  Nelson  7:15 p. m.  DaUy  LKAVK  Daily  6:00 a. m  KASLO & SLOGAN  RAILWAY  ARRIVE  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a m.  In attempting to boltser up the contentions of mayor Fletcher regarding the  efficiency of the city hall staff, the city  auditor, E. B. McDermid, has put his  foot in it. If the city's books have,  been kept posted up to date, why has  the report of the city auditor for the  quarter ending September 30th not been  laid before the council? Either the books  have not been posted as the city auditor  says they have, or they have been so  badly posted that the city auditor after  working a month and a half to get them  in shape is yet unable to make an intelligent report.  In order to obtain the competition  that mine-manager Hickey wants, the  silver-lead mine-owners of the Slocan  should devote all their time to wrestling  with the congress of the United States.  They are merely fooling away their  time holding conferences with "Big Bill"  Galliher, the Grit member in the house  of commons for .Yale-Kootenay. Congress should be asked to lower the import duty on the lead contents of silver-  lead ore from 1 1-2 cents a pound to  half a cent, and the duty on lead bullion from 2 1-8 cents a pound to one  cent. If congress would do that, then  the dreams of such men as "Phil".  Hickey and "Billie" MacAdams would''  be realized. But'congress wouldn't do it.  Congress sits at Washington to protect  the industries of the United States; just  what the house of commons should do  for Canadian industries when it sits at  Ottawa.  Mayor Fletcher says the clerical work  in the city office is so intricate that  each set of books requires to-be kept by  a specialist; that no one cleric can  keep all the books and do the work  accurately.    It is safe to assume that  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded ln 1892.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  [Tr  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 8, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mall  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.60. No subscription taken for less than a year.  SATURDAY.   NOVEMBER  15,   1902.  Were the lead stacks of the Nelson  and Trail smelters to be closed down,  how many dry-ore mines in Kootenay  could continue to work? That is a  question that should be understood  "when the lead question is being discussed. If increasing the duties on lead and  lead products would be a measure of  protection to our local smelters without  being even any benefit to the silver-lead  mine-owners, by all means increase the  duties, for the successful operation of  lead smelters in British Columbia means  ���"the employment of hundreds of men in  an average accountant can make the  entries in any of the city's collection  rolls and make all the entries in  all the collection rolls by working eight hours a day, and not  be overworked either. Two men  aro all that are needed in the city office,  provided the city has a mayor who will  see that they do their duty. The main  trouble in government offices is that as  soon as a man gets a clerkship he wants  an assistant, and as soon as his assistant gets settled in his billet he wants  someone under him, and so on, with the  result that there are always two men to  do one man's work, and the civic offices  of Nelson are not an exception to this  rule. Men are paid good salaries for  looking wise and dignified and ornamental and not for performing work, lt  is time there was a change.  Alderman Selous has been a disappointment to those who imagined him a  man of force and of strong convictions.  Before taking office, Harold Selous was  looked on as a man who, if not broad-  minded, was at least fair minded; and,  who would do Avhat he believed to be  right: This was the opinion formed of  him by men who are not snobs, who are  not at all anxious to hobnob or mingle  socially with the "English set," and  who do not get their inspiration,  liquid or otherwise, at "The Club."  These men can now, after having liad  Mr. Selous in the city council for nearly  two years, best describe him by quoting  his own words. At the last meeting of  the council he said when discussing the  McLeod dismissal resolution: "I must  confess that I have wobbled so much on  this question that I do not know where  I am at." Alderman Selous admits he is  a^"wobbler;"-and-"the"people���wiIl"prob-;"  ably take him at his word, and allow  him to wobble out of the council at the  end of his term.  Tho  people  of  Nelson    have  honest  differences of opinion on questions that  affect the municipality.   They are not all  of one opinion on the question of civic  ownership  of  public   utilities,   or  such  questions as permanent street improvements, the installment of a fire alarm  system, public gambling, Sunday observance, improvement of permanent recreation grounds    and parks, limiting the  number of civic employees to the actual  requirements  of  the  different    departments, etc.   All the above are questions  that affect the people as a whole. To ti'se  the vulgar   name for parties in Nelson,  those who favor, or who are opposed to,  carrying out a policy that would  deal  with  these    questions  on their" merits  are called "cliques" or "factions."    The  Tribune represents the "clique" or "faction" who favor municipal ownership of  public utilities, and who are in favor of  permanently improving such streets as  Vernon and Ward, of installing a fire  alarm system and keeping the fire department    equipment      up-to-date,    of  acquiring'   and    improving   permanent  recreation grounds, of preventing public  gambling,  of allowing individual   freedom of action as to observing Sunday,  and   of . limiting    the  number  of  civic  employees to the actual requirements of  the several departments, to the end that  efficient service will be rewarded with  good pay.   Candidates who cannot stand  on the above platform will not get the  support of The Tribune or the "clique"  or "faction"  that it represents.    ' The  above issues are clean-cut. Double meanings cannot be attached to any one of  them.    Candidates who pose as "independents," and not to be controlled by  "cliques" or "factions," could not: possibly stand on such a platform, because  the policy outlined above could no more  be    carried    out by an  "independent"  mayor    than a ship    could be steered  across the Atlantic without a rudder or  a compass.   The mayor of Nelson is the  managing   director of the corporation,  and the people (the" shareholders) elect  the aldermen  (the    directors)  to carry  out their views.    The    candidate  who  poses as an "independent" would have it  appear that if elected he would carry on  the business of the city according to his  own views, irrespective    of    how they  might    clash . with    the views of the  "clique"    or    "faction"    whose    votes,  placed him in office.    Nelson does not  want "independent"  men in office;   instead, she wants men in office who will  do exactly as the majority of the people  direct them to do, and these directions  should be so plainly drafted in a platform that   the   man   who, after being  elected to office, refuses to carry them  'out, can    be    held  responsible for his  backsliding.   Nelson is not a village to  be   ruled by a schoolmaster.     It is a  large    business    concern and  must  be  managed on well-defined lines of busi-  REMINISCENCES OF NELSON OLD-TIMERS  AS RELATED BY HISTORIAN TOM COLLINS)  ness policy.  Judging from the semi-public declarations of the men who are spoken of as  candidates for mayor at the next municipal election in Nelson, the campaign  will not be conducted on a very high  plane. The men who are talked of as  candidates have declared, so it is said,  that they will not be the candidates of  cliques or factions; that, if elected, they  will not owe their election to any one  man and his friends, or one set of men  and their friends. Candidates who talk  that way before election in nine times  in ten would be vacillating wobblers  were they elected to ofiice. There is no  man in Nelson svho can be elected to  any office without the support of cliques  or of factions. Last year mayor Fletcher was re-elected because he had the  support of cliques and factions. II. is  true, the aims of some of these cliques  and factions were not altogether unselfish. One faction aimed to control the  public gambling privileges; another  clique was to have all the city temaing;  In commenting on an expressed opinion regarding Canada and its laws by an  American who has recently settled in  the Northwest. Territories, the Victoria  Times says:    "Tho twenty-live thousand  "American    settlers    who    crossed  the  "border this year will materially assist  "in propagating the truth    that. Canadians not only govern themselves, but  "that they do it better than seems to be  "possible in a democracy under which  "the operations of the law are hampered  "by the judges' sense    of    dependency  "upon the favor of the voter who has  "the power to pull down that which he  "raised up."   The Times is probably not  aware of the fact that in the    United  States all of the federal district, circuit,  and supreme court judges are appointed  for life, just as they are in Canada, and  that they are in no way dependent on  favor  of  the voter.  The  voter  can  be  entrusted with the power to elect men  who  appoint the judges,  but  he  must  not  be  entrusted    with   the  power   to  retire judges to private life when tliey  prove themselves to be incompetent or  tyrannical.   In the United States, while,  the judges of the federal courts are appointed for life, the judges of the state |  courts are elected.    In the neighboring  state  of  Washington,  tlie  district  and  supremo court judges are elected by the  people.    In the province of British Columbia,   the  county  and  supreme  court  judges are appointed by the Dominion  government, and the appointments have  almost invariably been mado from  the  ranks of the party in power    and  the  honors given to men who had a political  pull.    In Washington,  nominations  for  Iho position of judge are made by poli-  An  Eastern    college    president    denounced   labor   unions  at a club   banquet given in Boston on Monday night.  His reasons for doing so are: 1. Because  unions restrict the number of apprentices.    2. Because the prime  object of  unions is to work as few hours as Possible, as little as possible during that  time, and to receive as much money as  possible for the services    given.    The  president who gave   the   above as his  reasons for denouncing    labor    unions  presides over   Harvard, the oldest college in the    United    States, a college  founded by John Harvard in the seventeenth century.    Many    college   presidents and judges, unable to make names  for themselves in other    ways, render  rankly unfair opinions when injunctions  are     applied      for     or     utter     cantankerous    sentiments at public    banquets.   Harvard's present president will  not pass into history as a great educator  but he may   possibly   have a place in  dime-novel literature as the man who  said "a scab strike   breaker is a good  sample of the American    hero."    The  rules that govern labor unions may or  may not be perfect, but, like the rules  that govern banking institutions, they  are well suited for carrying on business  practically.  Successful    bankers    know  that they  cannot carry  on their business satisfactorily by filling their offices  with messenger boys and junior clerks,  and  tho number of such  employees  is  limited.      So    with      successful    labor  unions.    If the  number of apprentices  wers not restricted, unfair    employers  would play the    apprentice as a competitor against the journeyman, lo the  loss of both.   Tho apprentice cannot become a skilled workman without training, and that training can best be acquired by working alongside of skilled  In u comparatively new town like Nelson  il   may   seem   somewhat   out   ot"   place   to  have   talks   about   old-timers,   but    I   can  think of no other head under which to put  the   half-forgotten   .stories   which   for   the  most   part   constitute   tlie   recollection   of  the Nelson man today of thoso who  were  the  pioneers  in   the  mineral   development  of  the district.    As  my  friend .Mike Ken-  Icy has called to mind, tlie names of most  of   the  old-timers  lig-nrc  on   the  membership roll of the lirst minors'   union  which  was organized in Nelson during' the early  months  of 1891.    Just  why  this  organization  was  brought  into   belli*,   is  a  matter  of detail 1 have  forgotten   long since.    To  be sure, it did not last very long, but while  it did it was as energetic and' progressive  as   any   organization   of   the   kind   formed  before   or   since.    The   necessity   for  such  an organization could not have been very  great at the timo, as there were not very  many   men   engaged   in   actual   mining  in  the  camp,   and  quite  a  number of   those  who  wero  at  work  were  developing  their  own properties.    The Silver King had not  been  stocked,   but   the   Halls   and   a  man  named Atkins were developing it, and they  were working the largest crew in  the district.    The  Davenports  wore  working  the  Poorman in a small way, and there was a  little work going on at the Royal Canadian;  but  so   far  from   there  being  any  trouble  with respect to hours or wages such wus  never dreamed of.    .Everyone wa.s making  a little money, and the miners were so well  satislied that they paid  tne government a  licence   for   the   privilege   of   working   in  the   mines,   and   seldom   held   indignation  meetings to protest against the imposition.  George IS. R. Ellis was one of the prime  movers   in   the   organization   of   tlie   lirst  miners'  union.    Ellis was an assayer,  and  also   took  a   turn  at  experting  whenever  the opportunity cropped  up.    He came into the district from  Butte,  Montana,  and  he thought he saw an opportunity to supply  a   ilong-felt    want    by    giving   Nelson   a  miners'   union,    lt was  the  first  time  the  residents   of   the ��� town   had   a   chance   to  join anything,  excepting the  lire  brigade,  and they just tumbled over ono another to  got  their  names  upon   the  roll.    The  first  meeting was held in R.  15.  Lemon's store,  and was attended by a handful of miners,  some    store-keepers.     hotel-keepers,    and  roustabouts  and   men  of   uncertain   occupations;   and   after   the   union   had   been  started a couple of weeks it had a membership of close upon sixty.  The union might have kept on doing- bus- -  iness up  till  the present,  but like lots of  other good movements it got shipwrecked  on   a  constitutional   question.    This   shag  was    encountered    some    tlireee   or'; four  months  after  the  union  was  started.    At  the   time   the   wagon   road   to   the   Silver  King mine was  being "ouilt,  Dan McDonald was working on the road, and had the-  bad luck to cut his foot severely with ati-  axo.   Dan was a member of the union, but  he had not kept his dues paid  up. There  was a feeling on the part of a number, ihat  Dan's neglect  to  pay  his  dues  should bo  overlooked and that he should be declared  eligible for  the sick  benefits, for disabled  members.   These were known as the l-adi- '  cals, and in the union meetings their.talking was done by John Houston.    Tho opposing forces were led by Ellis, who was  also president.    Ellis wanted to help! Dan  as much as anyone, but he was an Englishman who spelt constitution with a capital  *'C," and, since the by-laws of tho union  recited that a member in arrears for dues  was   not   entitled   to   sick   benefits,   why  Dan was out of the running, and that was  all   there   was   too   it.    Houston,   on   the  other side, argued that Dan's mishap gave  tho union a chance to show that it might  be of some assistance to  the mon  of  the  camp; that if improved it would result in  a  swelling of   tho  membership,   and   that  instead of fitting Dan's accident' into  the  "constitution    they   should   bend    the   constitution    to   the   circumstance.     The   debates in the union over this question were  spirited,   but   tliey   ended   in   a   deadlock.  Dan never got  the sick benefit,  but after  this course was decided on the union never  got another quorum, and when it went out  ���of^buslnoss���the'-^monoy^thalr^mightr^havo^  gone to Dan was turned over to the local  hospital.  Most   of   the   old-timers   in   Nelson   will  remember   Ellis   best   by   reason   of   tho  report he made on the ore deposits iu the  Rossland camp. Nearly everything in tlie  Trail Creek district at this time was  owned by Nelson men. Among the heaviest holders of mining property were Joe  J.'oiirgeous, colonel Topping, R. E. Lemon.  Hairy Sheran, Phil Aspinwall, and Billy  I'erdue; but the ore at the time was considered very refractory, and their friends  thought the more claims they had the poorer they wero. Lemon was a merchant  prince at the lime, and was the only  claim-owner who could Indulge in the  luxury of an expert to report upon the  camp and its possibilities. lt was ho  who engaged l_llis, and when the latter*,  rupurl was turned in, lliose who had not  become interested iu Trail Creek were  shaking hands with themselves. Ellis died  some time later and is buried in the Nelson   cemetery.  Palma Angrignon was one of the members ot tho lirst miners' union. He was  better known a.s "French t'ete," and put  in his time in teaming and prospecting. He  was interested al one time in some properly adjoining the Royal Canadian. When  the Slocan boom started Pete got some  skiffs up Slocan river and made big money  in moving supplies from tlie foot of Slocan  lake to New Denver, lie is now a resident of that town, and is believed to be  pretty well fixed. He was the most popular French Canadian that ever struck  the  camp.  Albert Barrett, another French Canadian,  is one of tlie members who has pretty well  dropped out of recollection save ou the  part of his personal friends. Albert was a  butcher for Joe Wilson and Billy Perdue,  when they were in partnership and were  shaping up the meat trust which Pat  Burns has since prefectc-d. Albert grubstaked some French Canadians who were  prospecting in the Trail Creek district,  and got something like $20,000 for the interest that came to him as a result of the  boom in 1S95. When he made Ills raise he  and 1 made, a trip through the southern  states. Albert started out with the determination to make the trip a record one In  his: history, and he worked along the line  that there was nothing too good for us.  We made the trip in easy stages and put  up at the swellest hotels on the way, drinking wine at every meal. Albert was one of  the lirst aldermen elected in Rossland,  and was later interested with Lee Coombs  in the transfer business. He hasn't any  of the $20,000 now, but is down to cases like  the rest of us, and is working somewhere  over in the Boundary.  Bill Brokau is a name that used to be  in everyone's mouth in Nelson. Bill was  one of the finest specimens of manhood  that ever wore out shoe leather in these  parts. He established two periods from  which time was reckoned in the early days.  Tlio one was when he knocked out Silas  Cross, and the other was when he and  "Scotty" MeDougall undertook to get  water in a well for Marks & VanNess.  The well was one of the wonders of the  time. Bill and Scotty had reached a  depth of 95 feet when they encountered a  rush of gas which put an end to the digging- Scotty was in the bottom of the well  when the gas was struck and Bill was at  the windlass and hud great difficulty iu  getting him out. When Bill was last  heard from he was in California, where  he was reported to have joined the Salvation Army and was putting in his best  licks  beating  the  big drum.  Then there was Bert Crane, who used to  employ himself as manager of Lemon's  store and in experting mining properties  for other people. He went through the  several booms throughout Kootenay, and  finally worked his way to Dawson and  Cape Nome, and was last heard of at the  latter place.  Jim Clark is another Nelson man who  used to be a factor in local affairs. He  was at one time interested in the Tremont  hotel here, but left to chase the rainbow  of prosperity through, the Slocan boom.  He is still chasing it.  William Cowgill is another of'the names'  on the roll of the first union. He was  better known as "Porcupine Billy" and for  a number of years was one of the characters of tho town. When there was nothing  else to do around Nelson, Billy was a pros-  peetorr=butr"whenis*the~town"i"began"to*"put"  on city airs and the demand was created  for hotel porters, he selected the more  sociable walk in life. During the last few  years of his residenco in Nelson, Billy be  came   the   inseparable   companion   of   old  Boss Smith, a negro of uncertain age, and  the pair were to be seen around  together  at all  hours and  under all  circumstances.  Bruce Craddock Is perhaps better known  today Hum most of the men who have been  mentioned.     When   liruee  first   came   into t  the district he wa.s a miner, but, a felon ou :|  his  hand  made a   hotelkeeper out of him.  This   was   m>   ordinary   felon,   and   a   few  complications'     such     a.s    blood-poisoning, '.'  et cetera, forced him to go to Spokane and j-  later   to   San     Francisco     for   treatment.  When   he   returned   to   Nelyon   he   bought  out Bill  Hunter's interest in  the  international 'hotel,   and   became  a   partner  with  Jim   Dawson,   a   partnership,   by  tho  way.  .which   exists   today,   although   both   members  have  since  left  Nelson.    Of  Dawson  it  lias  been  said   that he  never disagreed  with   any    man,   and   this   despite   many  severe  tests.    .Many   were  the  jobs  which '/]  his friends put up on him, and though they  sometimes put Jim in most ridiculous positions he never disagreed.   One of the most  trying positions in  which Jim  ever found ���.(  himself was  when  he  was  called  upon  to  settle a dispute as to the relative lighting  qualities  of a   mountain  lion  and   a  bear.  The joshers had divided their forces evenly,,  as   between   the   lion   and   tho   bear,   and.:*  Jim   wa.s   sent   for   to   settle   the   dispute...?  Jim  trimmed all around  the question,  but!  hi  the  end  conceded   that  the   lion  would.'  lick  the grizzly,  and  then,   to  satisfy the/  champions of the bear, he added it as his;  opinion that the bear would have tlio best  of the light all' the way through.  Jake Cobaugh was another of our charter members. Jake was the first assayer,'  to make his way into tlie district, and pro-:  bably got more for his first job of as.sayi,  ing than iiny other man in the camp. Jake  came in with tlie Halls when they madej  up their minds to see what they had in th  5?  ��ri  Silver King group. He was only a blow  pipe assayer, but he was the best that7  could be g'ot, and it was as the result o("j  the assays he made of Silver King ore in'  1SS0 at Colvillo that the Halls became con-'  vinced they had a very rich property ir.l'  tho Silver King. Samples of the ore were':  then sent to Salt Lake and San Francisco,;!  and the returns received from these points!  ivere practically the same as given by,  Jake. The llalls'wero so pleased with tlio,-:  honesty of his assays that they gave Jake,-  a thirteenth interest in tho group. Jake".,  was anxious to get action on his interest,'.  and when the Farrell and other dickers',  were on for the property he urged a sale,  upon the terms proposed, but without sue-;'  cess. Jake felt a little sore over the failure  to bring about tlie Farrell sale/and a short;  time after he "closed a deal for his inter-j  est to Harry Young nnd Jim Durkin of*  Colvillo..'��� The. terms of the sale called for,'  the payment of $25,000. Jake got quite a*  chunk of money, but to: ma Ice up the bal-(  ance he had to take a saloon at Colvillo!*.  a blacksmith shop, a couple of ranches, .  and in fact pretty near everything that*  had a market value in  Colville.  Prior to making' his sale, Jako had prom-**  isod every man in Nelson a trip'aroiuid the!  world on tho proceeds, but after making,  it he never came back. Ho hail a good '  time while the money lasted, and is now  over in Similkameen somewhere trying to^  get another stake  Cobaugh was a Pennsylvania Dulehman.j'  aud his unfailing good nature caused him*,  to be made the target for much of the fun'  of the camp. If by chance he lost his}  temper, Jake was sure to cry like a child.)  One night in the Nelson house the boys.'  crowded Jake past the limit of endurance,>ji  and he reached out and struck Jack Oates,!,  who wa.s nearest to him, a blow in the']  face. Jake was as strong as a prize.!'!  lighter,'and the blow brought blood, and;,  with it a Hood of tears from Oates, who7,  also had a weakness in this direction. This:'1  wa.s too much for Jake, and he opened: J.  his floodgates to mingle his tears witln '  those of Oates and the two had tears om  tap  for  hours afterwards.  occasion when Jake  There wa.s one other  cried.    Ho  was   fitted  out  with  a  double  set  of  store   teeth,   and  in  a moment  ot"'v  unconsciousness   permitted   some   practical! ;  joker to relieve him of them.   When Jaka '  came too and discovered his loss he cried1. I  And he cried for the greater  *)���____ of!_two'v  rdays7"diTrih"_'=wlTicli��� he was forced to live!';  on  pap;  but that is another  story  which"\  will    do    for   another    time    when    other] ' j  reminiscences   of   old-timers   may   be   re- ���'���  fcrrcd to.  workmen.   The skilled workman cannot  be insured steady employment if he is  compelled to compete    with  the low-  priced, partially instructed apprentice.  There is a good    deal    of    poppycock  written about the hardship worked on  American boys    because of their being  deprived of tho right to learn trades by  the rules of labor   unions.    The average American boy does    not   want to  learn a trade; instead he wants to be a  clerk or a lawyer or a doctor or a college  prosident.   It is safe to say that American fathers and mothers, through false  ideas of gentility, are doing much more  to  keep  American  boys  from  learning  trades than all the labor unions of that  country.   As to the other charges made  by  Harvard's    president.      They    are  simply absurd.   Every man, whether he  be hodcarrier or college    president, is  ambitious to increase his earnings, and  the tendency of the times is to shorten  the hours of labor.    But to state that  there is a growing disposition to shirk  duties   is    manifestly   unfair.     Better  work is being    done in all the trades  than ever before in the world's history,  which is good proof that the workmen  of today have    pride in their    several  trades and callings, as much pride as  professional men have in their professions.   There are, and always have been  and probably always will be, workmen  who shirk their duties, but that labor  unions  have adopted  shirking as part  of their creed will not be admitted by  anyone who has practically    come in  contact with    skilled    union    workers.  College presidents are not of that class,  and some allowance should be made for  both thorn and their utterances.  P. BURNS <����� CO.  wbo,esa,e a_. _wii Meat Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson. \  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, Newi  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix/  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod. 1  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted least*"  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders by Mail receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  E. C TRAVES, Manager, K.-W-C. Blk., Nelson/.!  STARKEY & GO,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,^  PRODUCE AND  FRUITS.  [ B. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  REPRESENTING J fl. K. Fairbank Co.,     -    Montreal.  (Simcoe Canning Co., -   -    Simcoe.  a  Ofiice and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  ��� NELSON, B. C.  GELIGNITE ^e Strongest ant* Best Explosive in. the Market  Manufactured by Ihe HAMILTON  POWDER  COMPANY  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR., Manufacturer, of  District Mgr., Nelson, 13.c.    High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powdef  a  (, The Nelson Tribune  HENRY GEORGE, THE PUBLICIST, SLASHES  AT THE EVIL TREE OF ARISTOCRACY  The following article from the pen  of Henry George, junior, is well worth  tlie rending by every man anil woman  in southeastern British Columbia, who  if they are thinking men and women  will have noticed the change that is  gradually taking place in their own  communities; a change from the Cree-  hoartedness of pioneer equality to the  rcservedness of self-conscious class  superiority. Men who a lew years ago  considered themselves as good as their  neighbors or associates and no better,  now hold themselves as of a superior  class, not because of their natural intelligence or acquired gifts, but because  their affectations of speech, manner, and  dress place them in a class by themselves, a class that is the envied of the  snob and the tuft-hunter wlio has suddenly acquired wealth. While Mr.  George's article describes this class in  the United States, the conditions of  life in the United States and Canada  are so much alike, that his strictures  are just as applicable to Canadians as to  Americans.   The article is as follows:  One of the aspects of the' great anthracite strike that should not escape  attention is the evidence of the develop-  men of the evil tree of aristocracy.  When one of the coal trust magnates  was asked if he would attend the strike  conference at Washington, to which he  had been invited by president Roosevelt,  he replied: "Don't you know that the  president's request is a command?"  Now that, is one of the things that  every American citizen should know is  not the case. The president of the  United States, under the constitution,  executes the law. It is a simple administrative function which he performs  in the name of the people. He is the  people's servant, elected to carry out  their will. He is a citizen before he  becomes so elected; he is a citizen when  he holds tlie offlce; he is a citizen when  he returns to private life. Great as is  tho offlce of tlie presidency, it is only  so because it represents the sovereignty of the people; and the humblest  voter can, with entire respect and propriety, address himself to the president  as "your fellow citizen."  To say that "the president's request is  a command" is to depart from the letter  and spirit of our institutions in which  tlie people's law is mandatory. Only individuals request. Tho Taw��� does, not  request; it commands. And this speaking of the request of the president being  a command tacitly clothes the president  Avith a power that the law does not recognize. In truth, it is nothing less than  an attribute of royalty, where the sovereign will is centered in one person and  when all other persons are subjects. A  wish of tlie sovereign is a command to  tlie subjects. .  That there is a growing sentiment in  favor of monarchy among the "better  element' 'in the large cities, and especi-.  ally in New York city, is manifested in  various ways, among these being thc-  I'requent expression of doubt as to he  wisdom of universal suffrage, the favorable comments on the strength, conservative nature and exclusiveness of a  monarchical establishment, and the intermarriage of rich American and titled  European families.  HE PRETENDED SUBSERVIENCY.  It should not seem strange, therefore,  that one of the coal trust. magnates,���,  unless I have been misinformed, David  Wilcox, vice-president and general counsel of the Delaware & Hudson railroad���  should during the coal strike conference with president Roosevelt, address  tho latter as "your excellency."  In justice to president Roosevelt, it  should be said that ho corrected Mr.  Wilcox at once, interrupting him to say  .thaUiieitlLeiu]aw_iiioi__usage__jmcogn_____I  and such title for the national execu  tive, and that while the recent distinguished German visitor, prince  Henry, had had several persons in his  retinue who, by German consent, used  the title of "excellency," the president  of the United States makes no addition to the plain appellation of "citizen," except the naked title descriptive  of the executive ofiice.  But while president Roosevelt thus cut  off this parade on un-American obsequiousness this ebullition of aristocratic  feeling, he was at that very moment  responsible for an exhibition of social  distinction which neither the law nor  public custom recognize. In front of  the temporary White House in whicli  the coal strike conference was being  held, drove up one of the president's  private carriages. It was an open  vehicle, drawn by two highbred horses,  and with a driver and coachman in  livery. In these respects it. was not dissimilar to that of many other private  equipages to be seen in Washington.  But what gave it distinctiveness were  red, white and blue ribbon rosettes at  the temple of each horse, and red, white  and blue cockades or aigrettes on the  hats of the driver and footman. The  carriage had come at the bidding of the  president's wife, and slie stepped into  it and was driven away.  GREAT MATTERS HANG ON SMALL.  THINGS.  Now, a rosette or a cockade is certainly a small matter in itself, but on  small things sometimes hang matters of  great moment; and so fearful were the  fathers of the republic of the encroachment of monarchy and aristocracy that  they inserted this claise into the constitution (clause 8, section IX.): "No  title of nobility shall be granted by the  United States, and no person holding  office of profit or trust under them  shall, without the consent of congress,  accept any present, emolument, office  title of any kind whatever, from any  king, prince or foreign state." And so  strict has been tlie construction of this  part of the governmental instrument  that even bits of silk decoration have  been placed under he prohibition.  Tho French republic has many of the  usages of imperial France. On formal  occasions    the    president    of    France  wears a broad crimson ribbon over his  bosom. Moreover, tlie official residence  of the French executive is a palace, and  is called such.  Dut the president of the United States  on no occasion is expected to make any  change in his citizen's dress to set him  off from any other citizen, and his official residence is formally known as the  Executive Mansion, and is popularly  referred lo as the "White House," an  adaptation of the early colloquial term,  when this particular residence was prob-  the local public mind from the fact that  ably distinct from other residences in  it was white in color, which most of the  other buildings in Washington were  built of red brick.  At a time when accumulating privi-  j leges and concentrating wealth, are  j making more and more marked tlie  dividing line between the House of  Have and the House of Want in this  country, distinctions in speech and  dress become but the outward manifestations of the stratification of society into various classes, making a heterogeneous, and not a homogeneous,  citizenship. And what matter whether  it be an American-born woman who instructs her coachman always in passing  to salute the 3 or 4 year old Vanderbilt  baby, or -whether this formality be  established among the blood royal of  Europe from ancient custom, it all  springs from the same thing���the mastery of one class and the subservience of  another.  POMP SHOWS NO AUTHORITY.  Pomp and regalia are not the indispensable attendants of governmental  authority. A monarchy proceeds from  the crown downward, all power flowing  from the sovereign; but in a democratic  republic all power proceeds from the  citizen upward, arid the functions of  government spring from his will or  consent. The presidency of the United  States, as originally cnoceived and fulfilled, was expressive of the utmost  simplicity and absence of demonstration  and distinction, and the presidency of  the Swiss republic today stands for  precisely these ideas, and in that respect  is singular among the nations of the  earth.  A gentleman who recently returned,  from Switzerland told me that one  evening he was seated at dinner in a  large restaurant in one of the large  cities���a restaurant at all.times well  patronized, and at the time of the incident crowded in the upper end, near  the orchestra. Presently the traveller  noticed a gentleman enter and look  about for a seat. He could not see one  vacant and in the more desirable part  of the hall, and he murmured: "I shall  have to go to the back." But he was  saved from doing so by another gentleman rising and saying: "Mr. President,  pray accept my place." _ The newcomer  was the president of th'e Swiss republic. 'He had come alone to get his  dinner at a popular restaurant, and he  would have had to take it in the rear  of the eating hall if another gentleman, as a mere matter of politeness,  had not furnished him with a. better  place.  NOT NECESSARY TO BE AFFECTED.  Of course, it is not necessary for the  president of the United States to take  his meals at popular restaurants to  prove his belief in he letter and spirit  of democracy. The executive labors are  so large and demand such serious attention that such conduct would appear to  be, and, in fact, the mere affectation of  democracy and unpretentiousness. But  certainly the Swiss simplicity with respect to the private or personal side of  the presidency is well worth following  here. In the exaltation of the citizen  the majesty of the offlce diminishes;  whereas with us the office' is everything  and the individual is supposed to be so  far from peculiar distinction that the  constitution declares that any native  born citizen who has attained to the  age of 35 and has been 14 years within  the United States _is_eligible for electron  the  superior    of    capital,  and  desrves  much the higher consideration."  EVIL OF PRIVILEGE AND DEPENDENCE.  What is at the bottom of these manifestations of aristocracy? Privilege on  the one hand and dependence on the  other. There can be no other, explanation. Aristocracy is the accompaniment of slavery, whether the latter be  chattel slavery or what Episcopal bishop  John Henry Hopkins, late in the fifties,  called   "the  slavery  of. circumstances."  And what is chattel slavery? Bishop  Hopkins defined it as "simply a perpetual obligation which binds the slave  to serve the" master for life." Albert  Taylor Bledsoe, LL. D., professor of  mathematics in the university of Virginia, late in the fifties, and just before  the civil war, in "An Essay on Liberty  and Slavery," also defined it. He said:  " 'The traffic in human souls,' which  figures so large in the speeches of the  divines and demagogues, and which so.  fiercely stirs up the. most unhallowed  passions of tlvair hearers, is merely the  transfer of a right to labor," by which  doubtless he meant the transfer of a  Tight to appropriate the fruits of certain men's labor, namely, the slaves.  Did this power of appropriation pass  with the destruction of chattel slavery  in the United States? Of course, it did  not. The coal trust, the oil trust, the  railroad trust���all the trusts and monopolies and forms of privileges that ex-.  ist in the United States today���are but  forms of this power to appropriate the  fruits of men's labor; and although the  particular men that are robbed may not  be known, as they were known under  chattel slavery, the robbery none the  less takes place under the present slavery of circumstances."  In consequence of these robberies  some individuals grow rich and, curiously enough, come to.- esteem themselves as of better worth than the mass  of the robbed. They set up a preposterous claim to distinction, and they establish the forms and don the habiliments  of aristocracy. But they are only men,  and precisely the same kind of men as  are all  the rest of God's children.  tb~lhe presidency.  This is the clear language of the  fundamental instrument of government  of this republic, and yet things have  come to such a pass with us that we  read with scarcely a second thought the  rebukes administered to president  Roosevelt by some of the "better element" newspapers of the country for  having ������humbled himself to labor leaders" by first consulting and afterwards  appealing to the latter respecting the  coal strike. How comes it that there is  such a tremendous social convulsion  that the president of the United States  must semi-socially become involved?  And why, if he is to enter upon the  matter at all, should not he consult with  and appeal to labor leaders as freely as  with or to anyone else? Why should the  citizen who occupies the office of president become "humbled" or the dignity of  that office in any way become lesened  by contasct with laboring men any more  than the man or the office would suffer  from contact with "Christian men" who  esteem themselves monopolists of natural resources by divine right? What  are we to suppose from ail this? That  we have not a government of the people,  by the people, for the people?  GOVERNMENT TO DESTROY PRIVILEGES.  Any of us who will think know full  well that the word "monopoly" is only  one of the names of privilege and that  the central idea in the establishment of  our government was to destroy privilege  and to establish equality among men.  If that idea were really acted upon  there would be no such thing as a monopoly of the anthracite coal mines by private individuals. No such social convulsion as the coal strike could therefore arise and no intercession of the  president of the United States would  have been necessary. Privilege would  be imposible. But what of capital? We  hear so much about the proper consideration of capital that, one is constrained  to ask what is the relative position of  capital to labor? Abraham Lincoln,  during the great war over chattel slavery, answered that, question. In his_  first message he said this:  "Labor is prior to and independent to  capital.. Capital is only the fruit of  labor, and could never have existed if  labor had not first   "existed.    Labor is  '**���.  RECEIPES   FOR   SOME   INEXPENSIVE  DISHES.       ���  STORMY SATURDAY STEW���Cut two  pounds of lean mutton into small squares,  ridding it of every vestige of the tallowy  fat. Put over the fire and cover (barely)  with cold water. It* you have a cupful  of weak, stock made from bones or "bits"  it is oven better. Proceed as. with... the  breakfast stew described in the following  recipe. It should not come to the boil  under an hour and a half. Increase the  heat then, but cook slowly until the meat  can be broken with a fork.  Add, then, the corn cut from four oars,  or a cupful of tinn'ed corn, if green corn  be out of season; six tomatoes, peeled and  cut small, and two.minced 911:0ns. Cook  for one hour longer. Half an hour before  luncheon���or the boys' early dinner���have"  ready six large potatoes, boiled and mashed smooth or run through a vegetable  press. Stir into the stew, and, live minutes later, three tablespoonfuls of browned  Hour rubbed into two tablespoonfuls of  butler. Season with salt, pepper and kitchen bouquet, and dish when it has boiled  live minutes more.  BROWN BREAKFAST STEW���Cut two  pounds of coarse lean beef into dice an  inch square, having a good piece of fat  among them. Cover with cold water, or  ���if you have it���weak stock of any kind  and set at the back of the stove where it  will not boil under an hour, at the least.  Keep the pot covered closely. At the end  of the hour draw it nearer the centre  of heat, but do not let it do more, than  simmer gently for two hours more. Add  then two onions of fair size, sliced thin;  cover and stew slowly until the meat has  boiled literally to rags. Season with salt  and pepper and set aside until next day.  Half an hour before breakfast put it over  the lire. Stir together in a bowl three  =tablcspoonfuls-each=-of=elovcs-and-allspice,-  a tablespoonful of chopped parsley and a  half tablespoonful, each, of minced green  (or dried) summer savory, sweet marjoram and thyme. Wet with gravy from  tlie stew, add a teaspoonful of Worchoster  sauce and one of kitchen bouquet, and  when tho stew boils mix all these ingredients well into it.  Cook for live minutes, tako from the  fire, stir in the juice of half a lemon and  a glass of brown sherry; turn out and  serve.  COFFEE CAKE.���One .up of butter;  one and a half cups of sugar; live eggs;  eight cups of flour; ono yeast cake; rind  of ono lemon; one scant teaspoonful of  salt; two cups of milk; grate lemon rind  into flour; add salt. Have flour in tlie  dish in which you wish tho dough to raise.  In another dish cream the butter; add  susai* and eggs. Dissolve, before beginning the mixing, the yeast In one-half cup  warm milk and let rise while preparing,  the dough. Add the butter, sugar and eggs  (prepared us aforesaid) to the flour, also  the one and a half cups warm milk and  dissolve yeast. Mix with the hands without kneading;, thoroughly. Then work  with the hands till It drops from fingers.  Set this dough late in tho evening, and  early the next morning put into shallow  pans. Let it rise again for about one and  a half or two hours. Then put on. pieces  of butter and sprinkle thickly with sugar  and a little cinnamon and bake in a hot  oven   till   brown.  JOSEPHINE  STREET.  CANADIAN RUGBY TEAM.  All arrangements in connection with the  tour of Ireland. Scotland, England and  Wales by an All-Canadian Rugby team  have been successfully completed. Ono  of the most difficult matters encountered  in carrying out the scheme to a successful issue was undoubtedly that of choosing  a team which, being the strongest possible  would be fairly representative of the  Dominion. According to a dispatch from  Montreal. British Columbia will bo well  represented. Two Victoria men will go  and one will be taken from Vancouver,  one from Nanaimo and two from Revelstoke, making a total ol" six men out of a  team of fifteen players, being little less  than half. The team as far as known at  present   Is:     Montreal,   Ogilvie   and   Jack;  Britannia, McClure; Broeltville, Phillips;  Hamilton, Marshall and Dumoulin; Argonauts, Ilardisty; Victoria. Gillespie and  Scholefield; Vancouver, Tait and Flood;  Revelstoke, Purvis and Taylor; Nanaimo,  Rendel; Halifax, Farrell and two others.  There will be representatives from Ottawa,  Charlottetown and another from the Argonauts and  the  Brittannias.  it is uncertain yet as to whether any  exhibition games will be played before  leaving for the old country. As all the  members of the team selected are supposed  to be in Montreal by the 25lh instant, it is  likely that an exhibition match will be  arranged to take place about that date.  It is also announced that a game will be  played in Halifax about tlie 30th of November,   or  just   prior   to   sailing.  The itinerary, as announced, opens in the  north of Ireland. The team then goes to  tho south of Ireland, thence to Scotland,  and from there to Wales and England.  Londonderry will be the flrst point touched  after leaving Canada, then Belfast, Dublin, and then across to Glasgow and Edinburgh, and from there to Swansea and  Cardiff and lastly to London,  It Is understood that the team will travel  under the auspices of the Canadian Amateur Athletic union and the Canadian  Rugby union. It is estimated that' the  trip will be completed by February 4th,  1903, and by ^Febrtiauy l.thj 190*1, the  team will be back in Canada. All games  will be played under- the English rules.  The visitors are assured a hearty welcome in the old country. Already invitations for different social events are to hand  and there is no doubt that the boys will  thoroughly enjoy themselves.  "A NEW RECORD.  New York, Nov. 12.���At the empire city  track today C. IC. G. Billings drove the  exhibition mile and one-eighth to a wagon  in 2.25 1-4 which is.a new record*for the  distance to wagon.  SO ROOMS  AH fjodeni G-snveniences  Special l\ates to Tourists  E. E.  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor    Streets,     NELSON, B.C  -      ___LlJ-A^h^^JS^zU^J.tA _  ���   jm*^-.*1   ��_   , ��� ****��� ������, .-  TREMONT  HOUSE  European and American Plan.  M>alfl 25 etc.   Rooms from 25 c_>. to $1.  Only White Help Employrd,  MALONE & THEGILLUS,  Baker St., Neleon. Proprietors.  BAKER AND WAED STREETS,  NELSON,  B.   C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted   by    Elecrlcity   and   Heated   with  Hot Air.  Largo and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES ?2 PER DAY  Mrs. E. C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine  Street,   Nelson.  The best $1 per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G-. W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  GEO.  GUNN  Maker  of  First-clas3  Hand-made   Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next now Post-  office Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  TELEPHONE   117.  Work   Called   for  nn.t   Returned.  Boot and Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  H. LAWRENCE  All   Work   Done   In   Thorough   and   AVovk-  manlike Manner.  NAYOR FLETCHER STOPPED WHAT MIGHT  HAVE BEEN AN INTERESTING SPEECH  The meeting of the city council on Monday night attended by mayor Fletcher  and aldermen Hamilton, Selous, Morrison,  Scanlan and Irving. Besides the above-  named there were present, city clerk  Strachan, city engineer McCulloch, chief  Lillie of the lire department, a Daily News  representative, and a Tribune reporter.  WAGES ORDERED PAID.  The report of the finance committee was  road and adopted. It recommended the  following named be paid their wages:  W. A.  Jowett,  clerk $ 5S 50  D. C. Wilson, clerk    5$ 50  William   West,   water-works    27 50  C.  Freeman,  water-works    215 65  J.   Harris,   water-works 27 50  Robert Jerome,   water-works    2fi 65  John McLeod, policeman .-    37 50  H. Crosby, electric .light     6 00  Total..  ....:....: $2(*s so  COMMUNICATIONS  AND   REPORTS.  The Bell Trading Company wrote saying  that Innes street, near Ward, was in bad  condition, owing to the settling of the  ground in which water pipes had been laid.  The city engineer on being asked, said  the places complained of had already been  repaired.  J. A. Sherling and R. A. Bainbridge asked that their street be opened to such an  extent as to admit the passage of carriages  and  wagons  in  safety.  T. AV. Lillie, chief of the fire department,  recommended in writing that 1,000 feet  of 2 1-2 inch gum and wax treated cotton  fire hose be purchased from the Canada  Rubber Company of Vancouver, agents  for British Columbia. The chief, who was  present, explained that the hose recommended was of a kind now generally used  by all fire departments, and that its cost  was about $1 a foot. lie also explained that  the eity had 2,500 feet of good hose in the  fire hall and 500 feet of light hose.at the  up-town fire station. Much of the light hose .  was used for Hushing sewers and soon became worthless for (ire-fighting purposes.  The matter was referred to the fire,  water and light committee.  The Nelson Saw & Planing Mills, Limited, wrote asking that their taxes oh real  estate for the year, which amount to  $351.25, be remitted, on the ground that  their mills were an industry giving employment to a large number of mon who  lived in Nelson, and that the Industry had  been run at a loss for a number of years.  The company thought tht-y were as fairly  entitled to consideration In this respect as  some of ihe companies that had asked  the city for bonuses and other favors very  recently.  As the council has no power to remit  taxes   ihe   communication   was   filed*  The eity engineer submitted an estimate  of the cost of laying a sidewalk on the  south side of Victoria street west from  Josephine street to the postoffice. If a  6-foot sidewalk was laid to grade and inside the electric light poles the cost would  be ?200: if outside the electric light poles,  the cost would be $120. The sidewalk was  ordered laid inside the poles.  Tlie   by-law   regulating    laundries    and  wash-houses was reconsidered and adopted.  The question of clearing sidewalks came  in for an academic discussion, which lasted  half an hour and resulted ln nothing.  Alderman Morrison called attention to  the fact that while the chief of police was  supposed to look after the license business of the city, he was, in a measure,  powerless, not having been appointed  license inspector. The appointment was  made on motion of alderman Morrison  seconded  by  alderman  Irving.  THE   MACLEOD   DISMISSAL.  Alderman Selous at this stage attempted  to bring up a question that he had referred  to at a previous meeting of the council,  that is, the dismissal of the city clerk;'but  he was forestalled by alderman Irving,  although it was very evident the-mayor  wished to help alderman Selous.    ..  Alderman Irving Insisted that his resolution which was introduced last week and  laid over for a week should be taken up.  He had his way, and it was read as follows: .      -  Resolved that the services of E. Macleod  be dispensed with, same to take effect  December   1st,   1902.  The mover of the resolution (alderman  Irving) supported it in a short speech, as  did   alderman   Scanlan   and   Morrison.  The mayor and alderman Hamilton repeated  the  arguments  they  made  at  the  last  meeting why  Macleod  should  be retained.  Alderman Selous placed himself on record  as reversing his former opinions of Macleod. His vote now, he suid, depended  solely on a question of veracfty between  Macleod and alderman Drew. If Drew,  who was not present, would say that he  had last spring warned Macleod to mend  his ways, a statement that Macleod denied  point blank, he (Selous) would believo  Drew in preference to Macleod, and In  order to get such a statement from Drew,  he (Selous) would move that the question  under consideration be postponed untli  Drew  could  be  present.  No one appeared anxious to postpone the  question further, alderman Selous' motion  had no seconder and the main question was  put and lost on the following division:  Yea���Morrison,   Irving,   and   Scanlan.  Nay���Fletcher, Hamilton, and Selous.  Alderman Selous then said:    '.'Some four  weeks ago I gave notice" that I would at a  succeeding meeting move for the dismissal  of  the  eity  clerk;   but  since   then,   after,  ���consulting with alderman Hamilton, I have  decided to change the wording of my motion.    Instead of moving for the dismissal  of the  city  clerk,   1   now  move  that   the  council  ask  the  city  clerk   to  tender  his  resignation."    Alderman Selous said  that.  In  his  opinion,   the  responsibility  for  the  demoralization  that manifestly  existed  in  the   city   offices   rested   on   the   shoulders  of the city clerk, and apart from  that he  (Selous) was strongly opposed to city'officials being interested in saloons in a financial way, and -it'was generally believed  that  the  city clerk!was financially interested in the Imperial saloon.  Alderman Scanlan said: "While I agree  with much1 that alderman Selous has said,  I do not believe! he has placed the responsibility for the existing demoralization in  the city offices where it imoperly belongs.  The mayor is responsible, under the law.  for the proper conduct of the city's business,   and   he,   and   not   the  city  clerk,   i.s*  responsible   Mayor Fletcher���Did you second alderman  Selous"  motion,  alderman  Scanlan?  Alderman  Scanlan���No;   but   Mayor Fletcher���As  the  motion  has  not  been   seconded,   its   discussion   is   out   of  order.    .  The meeting then adjourned.  #########^  NELSON   REAL   ESTATE                                                                                             -��� ��  VERNON   STREET���Inside Lot,  50x120 feet,   north  frontage,, between  Jose- 0  ��� .   phine and Hall Streets,  unimproved.     Price, $1260 Cash. j&  BAKER   STREET���Inside   Lot   50x120   feet,   south   frontage,   between  Jose- " #  phine and Hall Streets, unimproved^     Price, $5,000, or will put lot against- %fe  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. W  Price, $2,500.           '.'.'���* ^4  For further particulars,  address or apply to -$��  JOHN   HOUSTON,   Room 9,  Madden Block,  Nelson,-B. C.' jj|  ���^���������^-^���-���^������"������''���-���^���^���������^^  j Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited.!  I  :  I  t      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of     *  Factory Work. t  ���*������**������  !  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK t  I Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C. *  ������������������������ * _>���*�������������������� ^**44mmm*��->uMH4H��H��nM���� ������������> ������ *+*++**+ +*** +++4.+++++++Z  REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS  or  LAGER BEER AVD PORTER  Put up  ln  Packages   to  suit the  Trade  Brewery   and   Office   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson,  B.  C.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported and Domestic  Cigars,  Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  ���G.   B.   MATHEWS,  Proprietor  PROSSER'S  *   STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  i     Is the place to  "rubber"  before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to'a beef trust.  Western   Canadian   Employment   Agency  In connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.   O.   Box  5SS.      Phone  2C1A.  TO RENT.  FURNISHED Rooms:  from  $5 to Ji.fW per  month.    Apply to Mrs.  Elizabeth   Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province    of    British    Columbia,    Nelson,  West Kootenay��� To-wit:  By virtue of two writs of Fieri Facias,  Issued out of the Supreme Court of  British Columbia, at the suit of Elmer J.  Felt, plaintlll', against Percy Dickinson,  Warner Miller, W. ii. Spier, The Slocan  Kilo Mining Company, Limited, and Xi.  Wilson Smith in Ills own right, and as  trustee for l-\ L. Bclque, Andrew G. Blair,  and William Strachan, defendants, and to  me directed agulnst the goods and chattels  of Percy Dickinson and Warner Miller, 1  havo seized and taken In execution, all  the right, title and interest of tlie -said  defendant, Percy Dickinson, In the "Skylark" and " Ranger" mineral claims, situate on the lirst north fork of Lemon  creek, located on the 29th day of July,  1S95, and the 2(lth day of July, 1S95, respectively, and recorded in the oflice of the  "Alining Recorder for the Slocan City Mining Division of the West Kootenay District, to recover the sum of six hundred  and twenty-eight dollars and thirty cents  ($G2S.;'0) and also interest on six hundred  and twenty-four dollars and eighty cents  (JG21.S0) at tive per centum per annum from  tlie 37th day of May. 1902, until payment;  besides sheriff's poundage, officers* fees  and all other legal Incidental expenses; and  I have seized and taken in execution all  the right, title and interest of tlie said  defendant, Warner Miller, in the said  "Skylark" and "Ranger*' mineral claims,  to recover tlie sum of one hundred and  thirty-nine dollars and seventy-four cents  (JU'U.71) and also interest on ono hundred  and thirty-six dollars and twenty-four  cents ($13G.2-I) at live per centum per annum from the 37th day of May, 1902. until  payment; besides sheriff's poundage, oilicers" fees, and all other legal incidental  expenses; all ot which I shall expose for  sale, or sulllcii'iu thereof to satisfy said  Judgment   debts,   nnd   costs,   at   my  ollice  next to the Court House. In the. City of  Nelson, B. C, on Monday, the 2tth day  of November, 19u2, at the hour of eleven  o'clock  In   tlie  forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to Interest and title of the  said defendants, Percy Dickinson and  Warner   Miller.  Dated at Nelson, 11. C, Cth day of November, 19(i2. S. P.  TUCK,  Sheriff of South  Kootenay.  Tenders.  Crow's  Nest  Land  &  Development  Co.,  Limited. (In Liquidation.)  Tenders will be received by A. B. Dip-  lock, Liquidator for above company, until  November 29th, 1902, for the sale either en  bloc or separately of the following parcels  of land situate In Group 1, Kootenay district, abutting on and lying to tho north  of Moyie lake, subject to an agreement  which has been entered Into for the sale  of tho timbers on the said lands.  Lot 279S Group 1, Kootenay District, 610  acres; Lot 2799 Group 1, Kootenay District,  20S acres; Lot 2S00 Group 1, Kootenay District, 153 acres; Lot 279 Group 1, Kootenay  Distrlct, G10 acres; Lot lOiiC Group 1, Kootenay District,  1C0 acres.  The highest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. For further particulars apply to  A. B. D1PLOCK,  Liquidator, Vancouver,  B.  C, or to  C.  O.  PLUNKETT,  Solicitor,  Vancouver,   B.   C.  SEWING MACHINES  AMD PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson '���^^ZiK&fSfg&V''-  The Nelson Tribune  ��� J;  t  18  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  .  LIMITED "  IMPORTERS AND  DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and dessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON  B.C.  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent PIpea  B. B. B. Celebrated* Pipes  Loewe Pipes  SrrxXcco    H. J. PHAIR, Propr.  Turkish Cigarettes  Monopol Cigarettes  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and G. B. I>.  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  ���All brands of imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 194  ueen  Cigar Store  ss. Tobacconist  Wholesale aqd Retail  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.  A^.j.^^^^4.^4.^^4.4..>^4-*f+^^*******'^*^^**'!*^^*J'  ��*t>  w. F. Teetzel & 60.  b-b  A  ���b  -b  -b  4-  DEALERS IN .'���������.' ���      '" "���*"���'  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICL7 S.  PATENT   MEDICINES,  SPONGES, PERFUMERY,- ETC.  *  *  *  *  *  +  +  *  *  ���_���  ���b  ���b  -b  f.^;^'.*V_,'i.iw^Vv':-"���.-''���'"���' v  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN  ASSAYERS' FURNACES,  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES,  ..      CHEMICALS,     tzg^i^-ve?���*^  ���--���'���* CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  Ihe largest Drug Kouse  Belween Winnipeg &t\d the Coast.  Corner Baker aiid MCI Cflfcl  Josephine Streets  JlCldUjl  *  ���b  ���b  'b  ���b  ���b  'b  -b  ,A'  *  *  *  ���b  *���  ���b  .........................a........���������������.������.������������...������������  Bight Goods  Sold at  Right Prices  in  Right Ways  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  Nelson, B. C.  Itit-ht Goods  Sold at  Right Prices  iu-  Right Ways  ESTABLISHED   IN   NELSON  IN  ISO-  WHATEVER is es-  specially beautiful  or particularly desirable in watches  is here in generous  provision. Whatever is exceptional  in value for the  price, or remarkable in price for the  value, in chains is  to be found in my  stock. Whatever appeals to the appreciation of legitimate   customers   in  the way of proper,  practices and right,  methods, has place  in my business policy. I am prepared  as never before in  November to meet  the re'in^rements  and quick demands  of my customers.  Our service is at  its best, our stock  at its fullest, our  prices most inviting.    AVe wait your  commands.  UiKht Goodrf  Sold at  Right Prices  An  Right Wiiyn  Mail Orders Have Our Prompt Attention.  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  Nelson, B; C.  Itijtht Goods  Sold at  itightJi'jccs,  in  Right Ways  f  ONE COFFEE MILT, FREE TO EVERY  PURCHASER OF TWO POUNDS OF  MOCHA AND JAVA COFFEI2, AT 50  CENTS PER POUND.  PHONE  161  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Biook, fteiton Grocers and Provisions Dealers  VWVVV<A-*'**-<*V*V'V*W*^^ VV  We Can Save You Money By  Purchasing Now  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS  BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S DESKS  ilOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  D. McARTHUR & GO.  \ Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson, B. C.  VS*V*��^��V*'*^'**V'*t*^-'>*'*A-''*��*i**  MORLEY h CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  ���    Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  ���Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  A. Ferland is back in Nelson from a trip  to Ontario. Since closing out here, Mr.  Ferland has devoted most of his spare time  to looking up promising mining properties,  but he says Ontario is not a good place to  take mining properties. So many people in  Ontario got bit on the War Eagle and  Center Star deals and on the notation of  Rossland wild-cat companies that to mention a British Columbia mine to them has  much the same effect as waving a red  blanket in front of a Texas steer. These  people will readily tackle anything in tlie  way of mining if the mines are located  anywhere outside of British Columbia.  They would go to Patagonia to look at a  property, or buy shares in a West African  jungle wild-cat, but get mad when they  hear British Columbia mines mentioned.  R. S. Lennie is back from Ottawa, where  he went to argue cases before the supreme  court of Canada. "Bob" is probably one of  the youngest lawyers in Canada who has  had that experience, and as he is looked  on as one of the rising young men of his  profession, coming in contact with lawyers like Christopher Robinson of Toronto,  whose practice is mainly in the higher  courts, and with the eminent men who sit  on the supreme court bench at Ottawa,  can only broaden his views of men and  things. He found that the more eminent  the lawyer and the judge the more commonplace and approachable they wore;  that they do not speak and act as superior  or exalted beings.  The promoters of the Success Club-^are  sanguine that, they will make the club a  success.; President Fred Irvine has secured  the mission school-room from the English  church, and it will be used for a meeting  place until better quarters can be obtained.  All members, whether Grits or Tories,  mine managers of mine workers, ' high  churchmen or socialists, advocates of civic  ownership of utilities or partisans of corporations .will meet on common ground,  and the man who can present his s'ide of a  question mosj,, convincingly will take tho  doughnuts, "^lt^is the aim of the club to  add a gymnasium and other attractive features as soon as'possible. Nothing succeeds like success.  George Graham, who ran the first pas-,  songer train out of Nelson, and who ran  trains in the Slocan and on the main  line of the C. P. ��� R., arrived in Nelson  last night, seven days from White Horse,  where he has been working for P.-Burns  & Co. He stayed a day at Skagway and a  day at Vancouver. White Horse is at one  end of the narrow guage railway that  .connects tlie navigable waters of tlie  Yukon with the salt waters of the I-"acitic.  it is a dead town in the winter, but quite  a busy place when the steamboats are  running to Dawson., Mr. Graham is at the  Madden and will be .in Nelson for several  days.  The politicians are not at all excited over  the approaching city elections, no more  than they are over the immediate downfall  of the Dunsmuir government. Curbstones  predict that if the electric light by-laws  to bo voted on this fall are not carried that  JJi.p_..incoming. couneij^wJlUjiiiid^o.v.oii^tlie^  electric lighting business to the AVest  Kootenay Power & Light Company; but  curbstones seldom control even their own  votes.  AT THE MADDEN���M. C. Monaghan,  Forty-Nine Creek; Mrs. Tilly and family,  Sandon; George Ryan, Edmonton; James  Ryan, Edmonton; Alonzo Oxley, Cauliold,  Ontario; Arthur Oxley, Westbonrne, Manitoba; George Graham, White Horse; A.  Stewart, Rossland; Angus McKay, Coma-  pllx; George L. Merry, Trail.  Tho lease on tho old Silver King hotel  has boon transferred to A. Kleinschmidt  of Sandon, and the name will be changed  from ���'Imperial" to "Silver King." Mr.  Klelnselimldt is an experienced hotel man,  and he will m/ike tlie re-christened Silver  King a popular resort.  AT THE PHAIR���Sidney Norman, Spokane; J. Totton, London; V. AV. Glass,  Toronto; Fred Smilh, Toronto; A. J. Bates,  Arancouver; I-I. II. AVelch, Victoria; E. A.  Morris, Vancouver; 11. M. Killaby, Winnipeg.  AT THE QUEEN'S���James Ferguson,  Atlanta; H. P. Jackson, Rossland; Mrs.  .lames Boucher, Kaslo; P. AV. George,  Greenwood; C.  R. Weston.  The time for receiving tenders for the  heating apparatus for the new postoffice  building at Nelson has been extended  to  the 21 th  instant.  J. E. Poupore, the railway contractor,  came in from Frank, Alberta, for a day  of two this week, and returned on Thursday.  AT THE TREMONT-A. M. Ivnapp, Hall  Siding; A. S. Palmer, Ymlr; H. I-I. Knapp,  Vinir; Robert Chinas, Rossland.  AT THE BARTI.ETT-Gcorgo Holier,  nonnington Falls; Thomas Pasco, Spokane;  Dan Blue, Ymir.  Miss Tilly Dumas of Ainsworth is visiting with Mrs. James AVightman of Vlc-  toria street.  At Creston, November 1st, at tlie residence ol" lord  Sholto Douglas, by lie v.  S.  i&!,^4l,4!.  ED IRVINE & CO, *  MOVING  SALE  10 Z  DISCOUNT  FOR CASH  ONLY  AA'o will allow 10 per cent' discount on  the following ^ines next week beflp'roi  moving.  Entire stock of Black and Colored Dress  Materials, Mantle Cloths, Black and Colored evening Dress Silks, "Waist and)  Blouse' Silks, Ladies' ready-to-wear Storm  and Dress Skirts,, Tailor Made Costumes,  "Coats, Capes, Mantles, and Children's  Coats.  Big-cut in prices in House Furnishings.  **  "#  #  "#���  *���  **  **  "*#"  *  jl-  JL-  JL-  JL-  ���_.<���,   _>'__ _5''    _S!<     __*'   _>'*    _S'��    _S'*    _S'*    _S!<    JS1*     *��'*     -3'*    __*     ���*'*    _��'<     ���*���.'<     ���*>������     ���*������<      Vi     ��t     ���*��!��    .s'<    _s_     -Si      -S!��     ylt     V<     ��������!<     �����!��     v<     �����'*     V*      y)t     *V.     ���si*     *0.  See ous special Silk Blouse AA'aist in all  colors, worth $5.50, sale price $.1.75.  A\re also call attention to the splendid  Xmas number of the Delineator and advise the ladies to purchase a copy early  as the stock is limited for December.  10 z  DISCOUNT  FOR CASH  ONLY  A  J. Thompson of Cranbrook, assisted by  Rev. E. A. Marshall of Moyie, Horace  Hugh Geoffrey Cressingham Howard was  united in marriage, to Miss Alice Maud  Edwards,   late of Essex,  England.  A. Gee, the Tremont block merchant  tailor, claims that he enh replace unsatisfactory suits. with suits that will be in  every way satisfactory as to style, cloth,  and workmanship.'..  Nelson's pioneer clothing merchant,  James A. Gilker, makes an announcement  in another column. It is about fall and  winter overcoats and their cost.  Postmaster Gibson was,over at Medicine  Hat this week' visiting relatives. He reports'that town ilvely owing lo the immigration from the states.  ��� The short-hand reporter of The Daily  News is the proud daddy of a daughter,,  born  on     . ednesday  morning.  John A. and Mrs. Turner left for Toronto  this morning, where they will spend the  winter,  Byron N. White or the Slocan Star is at  the  Hume:  A MOST SUCCESSFUL FAIR.  The fair organized by the Catholic Ladies  Aid for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace,  and which was opened on'September 30th,  was from a financial point of view, as well  as from all others, a most decided success.  Never before did the people of Nelson so  signally unite, and with such comparatively good results, in an affair of the .kind.  Great credit is due to the ladies who presided at the various tables and succeeded  in making such an artistic and advantageous display of tlie work for sale.  True, there was an abundance of it, and  all excellent in its kind, but iin its arrangement there was exorcised a delicate and  .harmonious, blending of shades and designs, which'��� reflected creditably' on_���' the  ladies and spoke a refinement of taste  difficult to be surpassed. The lunch, tea.  and dinner tables were especially inviting,  and the continuous patronage they received  bore ample testimony to the excellence of  the varied menu. It has been universally  admitted that the young ladies in charge  of the eaji^^jjooth aequl.tte.cl_themselves.,  most admirably; while special commendation is due to Mrs. Labbe, who so dexterously supplied the jolly anglers with choice  and seasonable fishes, and evoked incessent  peals of laughter and joyous surprise from  those who stood in anxious expectancy.  The following list shows tho winners of the  various  articles  raffled:  Handsome picture, Mr. Sharp; gold and  black ribbon cushion, Mr. Waters; blue  silk dressing sacque, Miss Siattery; tea  cosey, Miss Ferland; vase, Mr .T. Ward;  heliotrope cushion, Mr. H. Conway; poppy  cushion, Mrs. Carter; vnso, Mr. Routliier;  clock, Mrs. Olheiser; black and gold woven ribbon cushion, Mrs. Halkett; photo  frame, Miss Ella McDonald; meerschaum  pipe. Master AVillie Poupore; pepper castors, Mrs. Thomas; tea cloth, Mrs. Calbeck; sterling silver set, Mr. Leibselier;  gold ring, Mr. Ilylnnd; silver sugar basin,  Mr. MeNally; kodak, Miss Siattery; gold  watcli, Mr. Koulhier; two handsome dolls,  Miss Kiimhun; violet tea cosey, Mr. Peel;  fish center-piece, Miss Tierney; silver oyster dish, Mr. C. Goepel; embroidery set,  Mrs. J. Carter; hand-painted cako plate,  Miss McGrory; Alaska gold nugget, Mr. F.  Irvine; baby's sacque, Mrs. Clark; silver  candlestick, Mr. Fothingham; lace surplice, Master A. Scanlan; purple and, white  cushion, Bliss McGrory; heliotrope and;  white woven ribbon cushion, Mr. Fallow;  pair of vases, Mrs. Clark; work box, Miss  Josephine Ferland; jewel box, Miss Hor-  tense Ferland.  The   Sisters   gratefully  acknowledge   the  GALT COAL  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS  Terms Spot Cash  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone 265  Baker Street.   ���  Bpydges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'a  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. a.  OVERCOATS  JUST ,. RECEIVED,    THE  .FINEST  LINES    OF    FALL    AND      WINTER  OVERCOATS      EVER      SHOAVN      IN"  NELSON.      PRICES    AWAY    DOWN.  SEE OUR ?I2.00 LINE.  Just Received a Fine Line of  Healthy   Bulbs   for   FaH"  Planting,  including  JAS. A. GILKER  receipt of $1,21G.G0, which was realized free  of expense, and they tender most heartfelt  thanks to all those who have helped either  by gifts, service, or otherwise in attaining  such grand.results. They appreciate still  more than finances, the good will, interested devotion, and self sacrifice of the  people in general who so heartily cooperated in this grand work; and they ardently  hope and pray that He who rewards a  cup of cold water given in His name, may  reward in eternal life all those who  helped in the undertaking.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED.  .'������ H  A LEADER FOR TODAY  Fancy Cl]ina  Sale  I       : 3 t -,.  .JvJl���U-  300 TINS  PETI - POIS  Just   received,  three    crates    IPancy  China, to be sold at cost.  BISCUIT JARS,      JT  SALAD DISHES,     j       4  BREAD   TRAYS,     ��.      j  CHOCOLATE POTS,   _ . *���  MARMALADE JARS,   j  DESSERT PLATES,  AND OTHER GOODS SUITABLE FOR  XMAS TRADE.       ,  il  CALLAS    *.-:  OXALT5  CROGUS  HYACINTHS  MAMMOTH FRESIAS  NARCISSUS  SNOWDROPS  TULIPS  LILIUM HARRISH  Get Them While the Stock is  Fresh.  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd.  Carload Received  Yesterday-������  of Tli is Year's Pack of Canned Goods. Our Own Brand,  "Tartan." The best. Canned  Goods made in Canada.  JVjorriscn & Caldwell  AT  15c Per Tin  Regular Price, 25 cts.  t. s. Mcpherson,  LEADING GROCER  K. W. C. BLOCK  Phone No 10  NELSON  HARRY H. WARD  ri6lifs Insurance  Accident  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Bilker   SlreO  Nelson,   B.   C.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED.  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  NHLSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, W. F.  iVI.���Meets every Saturday evening- at 7.30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage  scale for Nelson district: Machine  miners, $3.50; hammersmen, $3.25; mine  laborers, $3. Thomas Roynan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting-  brethern cordially Invited.  GROCERS  Phone 331  Tremont Block,  Baker St.  They Have Arrived!  You Must See Them I  They aro goods of the most beautiful  design and texture that ever left the looms  of old England or Bonnie Scotland. They  are perfect In coloring, elegant in weave,  end fashioned especially for the fall of  1902. The fashions for this season are so  radically changed that you will be entirely  out of fashion without them. You may  with perfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailor  TREMONT BLOCK,  BAKER ST., EAST.  He   will   give   you   the   stylish   out   and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high  reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP.  The  time  for  receiving tenders for  the  Nelson, (B. C.) Public Building heating apparatus is hereby extended from the 13th  to the 21th November instant.  By   order,  FRED   GELJNAS,  Secretray.  Department of Public AVorks,  Ottawa,   33th   November,   1902.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains ot  lithia carbonate.


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