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 eldon  fSxxbunz  Saturday Morning, November 1, 1902  FOUR SLOGAN MINES HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO SHIP ZING ORE TO KANSAS  FOUR YEARS OF PERSEVERENGE AND GRIT REWARDED BY A GOOD STRIKE  Tho fact that contracts have been  made to ship zinc ore from Slocan mines  to the zinc smelters at Ipla, Kansas, is  creating a good feeling throughout  Kootenay. It took time to arrange the  details, but once the railways made a  freight rate that was satisfactory the  other details were soon adjusted. The  Canadian Pacific made the freight rate  $11 a ton, and will have the long haul  on the ore, that road delivering it to  connecting roads at St. Paul. At St.  Paul the ore will probably be turned  over" to the Chicago & Great Western,  who in turn will turn it over to the  Missouri, Kansas & Texas, a road that  is putting the finishing touches on a  branch to Iola.  The zinc smelters at Iola are treating  600 tons of ore a day, and their daily  output averages 300 tons of spelter,  which is the commercial name for zinc  as a commodity. The Lanyon Zinc  Works, whose representative Thomas  Jones, worked up the business in Kootenay, treats 250 tons of ore a day, and  turn out 150 tons of spelter daily. The  total output of the United States is  145,0u0 tons, of which 45,000 tons are  the product of the Lanyon Zinc Works.  This company owns its own rolling  mills, which have a capacity of 10 tons  a day.  In discussing the market for zinc ore,  Mr. Jones is reported as saying that if  the price of spelter can be kept at 5 1-2  cents a pound a steady market can be  had for all that can be produced in the  United States; but once the price goes  above that figure two adverse factors are  met with'. One is foreign spelter and the  other is paint. Zinc is largely used in  galvanizing sheet iron and pipes, and  when the price goes above a certain  figure paint is substituted1, and the  demand falls off.   A great deal of bronze  statuary is made of zinc and merely  coated with bronze. Brass is made of  40 per cent zinc and GO per cent copper.  Zinc shavings are used in batteries and  for cyaniding.  What is being done in the Slocan is  shown by the following from the New  Denver Ledge of Thursday:  "The zinc era has dawned in the Slocan  which means the inauguration of an era  of prosperity the like of which the  Slocan has never seen. Mining men  well versed in the resources of'the Slocan, and knowing its tremendous possibilities, predict that in a few ^months'  time the camp, will be experiencing the  greatest boom that the people have  known. And it will be founded upon a  good solid foundation. On Monday  final arrangements were completed by  Thomas Jones, representing the Lanyon  Zinc company, of Iola, Kansas, for the  shipment of 1,000 tons of zinc ore from  four Slocan mines, the shipment to be  as a test, to demonstrate what his company can do in handling the ore, and to  find out the best rate the company can  give the mine owners. The mines shipping are the Bosun 250 tons; Payne 250,  Slocan Star 250, and Ivanhoe 250. The  rate paid* for this tetx shipment is far  ahead of what was previously got from  the Antwerp smelter people, but is not  as good as the mine owners believe they  will get from the Kansas company: To  test the ore the Lanyon. Zinc Company  has installed an electric crusher and  separator at a.co'st of $10,000, and Mr.  Jones is authority" for the statement  that if the testis a success, as there is  no doubt, it will be, he will be in the  field to contract -for all the zinc the  Slocan mines can produce. The railways  have given a freight rate of $11 per ton,  which may be further reduced when  large  shipments    are  made.    The  rate  given by the zinc company is on the  sliding scale, but is in every respect  ahead of the Antwerp rate. Already  the Bosun and Payne mines are preparing the first shipment of eight carloads, and it will be sent out in a few  days. The mines ship in sacks to Slocan City, where the ore is dumped on  the cars and goes in bulk to the  smelter, and the sacks are returned to  the shippers by the company. At,the  Bosun a new strike of four feet of galena  and zinc was made this week. The  management is preparing to double the  present force, which will, mean the employment of 65 to 70 men. The ore  houses are choked with ore, and everything will soon be in full swing. Eighty  tons will be shipped this week. It is  reliably asserted that other zinc ore  buyers are looking for Slocan ores, and  they are expected in here in a few days.  There are also representatives of American capitaL headed this way, and who  are ready to buy any zinc property of  m'omise."  STRUCK THE VEIN.    ,  In 1896 a party of prospectors hunted  for mineral on the mountains along the  head of Forty-nine creek. Float that  assayed high in gold was found, but  nothing could be found in place that  looked like a vein. Several locations  were made and assessment work was  done to hold them. One by one, the locators dropped out, until only one of the  original owners was left who had sufficient faith and courage to keep at  work. In 1898 he had acquired the interests of his partners. He then began  work systematically. A crosscut tunnel  that had been started was continued,  but month after month the same reports came from the men who wero  driving it, and none of them were that  the vein had been struck. Four years  is a long time for a man of limited  means to keep plugging away at driving a tunnel in ground situated seven  miles from the end of a wagon road.  But the man had faith; and he bad the  grit that is one of the strong characteristics of many Canadians whose fathers  and mothers came from Scotland to  Canada with little else than grit- He  employed different men from time to  time and some of them became imbued  with his faith. One of them, Alfred  Oleson, worked for months alone, and  when it is stated that he moved the  material broken downat the face of the  tunnel to the dump in a wheelbarrow,  practical miners will appreciate the disadvantages under which he worked, and  all the more so when it is stated that the  tunnel is 600 feet long.  At that distance the vein was struck,  and short-drifts "were run each way  which prove it to be about 2 1-2 feet  wide. The ore ,is quartz carrying gold  values, some of the assays running as  high as $300.  The group is situated seven miles from  the Poorman mine, and is reached by  trail from that property. The ground,  however, is not more than three miles  from the end of the;;wagon road to the  May and Jennie mine, and a trail on a  wagon road grade will at once be built  from that mine. The owner of the property is Alec McDonald, and he. is being  congratulated by his'friends on his good  luck.       . '"       ��� ��� .���..] 7.     ���  ness. One of the owners is Dr. E. C.  Arthur of Nelson, who since coming to  Kootenay in 1890 has spent a good deal  of money in mining ventures that have  not always proved bonanzas. In the  Silver Glance he expects to play more  than even on all his losing ventures,  and if the ore only holds out, he and  his associates are likely to become capitalists with a big C. The Silver Glance  cannot be classed as a developed mine  by any means, as much of the.' work  done has been merely, prospecting. Two  tunnels have been started on the vein  and they are not in far. In running the  upper tunnel, 15 tons of ore were taken  in a distance of 15 feet, and the ore  netted $240 a ton after paying transportation and smelting charges.- This  ore was sold to the smelter at Nelson.  In sinking a winze to connect the upper  with the lower tunnel, a distance of 50  feet, 60 tons of ore were taken out. This  ore was shipped to the smelter at Everett, Washington, and returns have not  been received, although the first carload sampled, high in. silver. The ore  is, classed as "dry," and the mine is  situated in what is known as Slocan's  dry ore belt. From 10 to 12 men are employed'.  IS'A BONANZA.  The Silver Glance, mine, which is  situate within a short distance of the  once famous townsites of Bear Lake and  Watson, in the Slocan, is a bonanza to  its owners, some of whom are men who  do not follow mining as a regular busl-  WHAT THE IMAGINATION. SEES.  While The Tribune has no inside information regarding the location of the  proposed lead refinery at Nelson, it has  one of the smoothest running imaginations at work that ever entered a  newspaper offlce. It 1b well known that  the president of the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company and his associates  own the biggest iron deposits that have  yet been discovered on the Pacific Coast.  These deposits are located eight miles  from Kitchener, a station on the Crow's  Nest railway.    It  is  also well  known  that the finest coking coal on the Pacific  Coast is now being mined at three  points on the same line of railway. It  is also well known that men closely  afiiliated with the Canadian Pacific control the big electric power plant ten  miles below Nelson on Kootenay river.  It is also well known that iron ore,  coke, and power are the three great  requisites in operating iron and steel  works. The imagination, therefore, can  picture the erection at or near Nelson,  at no distant date, of works that will  give employment to thousands of men.  Iron works have changed Sydney, Cape  Breton, from a sluggish seaport into a  bustling, progressive city. Iron works  and water power are building: up at the  Canadian Soo a manufacturing centre  that may, in time, rival Pittsburg. With  iron mines, coking coal, and unlimited  water power at its very door, it is no  great stretch of the imagination to see  at Nelson manufacturing industries that  will make it the largest city in British  Columbia.-  CLAIMS BONDED.  James F. Wardner has secured a bond  on the Williamson and Doyle claims  situate at the head of one of the tributaries of the North Fork of Kettle river,  about 30 miles from the Fire Valley  steamboat landing on Lower Arrow lake.  It is Mr. Wardner's intention to take the  property to New York. The ore is free  gold, and some of the samples brought  to Nelson are as rich as the best from  the famous Poorman mine on Eagle  creek.  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Slocan Drill, October 31st: "All the  ore from this camp now goes to Trail,  the Nelson smelter being given the go  by. During the week 100 tons was sent  out, 60 tons being from the Arlington  and the balance from the Enterprise.  The latter's output consisted of one car  of concentrates and one of clean ore.  Once the question of zinc shipments to  Kansas is settled the Enterprise will  figure in the shipping list pretty heavily  as it has great reserves of zinc ore  ready to draw upon. For 1900 the exports from this division amounted to  2,847 tons, made up from ten properties.  Last year the exports totalled 6,529 tons  from 14 properties. Following is a full  list of the local shipments this year to  date:  Tons.  Arlirfgton  ..."     3,280  Enterprise     1,900  Ottawa ���'.   7  Neepawa       101  May  5  Paystreak  5  Duplex   7  Fourth of July          n  Fflo-'ence   .. .���  i  Speculator     4  Hampton    >  4  - Total       5,325  SALE AT GOOD FIGURES.  George W. Hughes, who came to the  Slocan in 1892 with a big pack train outfit, and soon afterwards acquired interests in several promising properties,  made a sale last week of his one-quarter  interest in the Idaho and Alamo group  of mines to the Scottish Colonial Syndicate, at a price said to he $75,000 cash.  Mr. Hughes still holds interests in good'  Slocan properties, but $75,000 cash in  bank should make him feel easy and  enable him to live through the winter,  even if it is a hard one.  The Hall Mines Smelter at Nelson Made a Profit Last Year  The third ordinary general meeting of  the shareholders oi" the Hall Alining &  Smelting Company, Limited, was held in  -London, England, on October 23rd. It is  not yet known here what was done.- The  report; balance sheet, and profit and loss  aeoiints for the year ending June "loth, 1902,'  have been received at Nelson, and the following are  extracts  therefrom.  DIRECTORS* REPORT.  Two of the directors, Earnest Hamilton  and George Freeman, sign the report of  the board which is given below in full:  The directors herewith submit statement  of acounts and balance sheet for the year  ended June 30th, .1.002, duly certified by the  auditor, being the second balance sheet  since the formation of the company,' from  which it will be seen that in conseciuenco  of the exhaustion ot* the. ore reserves, and  the necessity therefore for writing off the  amount .��19,571.IDs., charged to development  account" at 30th'June, 1901, and also writing  off ��1,091 ISs. 3d. from the value of mine  supplies, there is a loss on the'mining account of ��l*,9{i0 16s. Sd.; on the other hand  tho smelting account shows a profit of  ��5,071 19s.  3d.  After taking credit for sundry receipts.  ��1,735 Is. 3d.,-and providing for the general  expenses, Including debenture interest and  I^tli^^|]a]airceI^f=proliininary-=expensesi--iiot--  dealt with lust year (together ��5,772 Is. 7d.),  there is a loss of ��5,945 los. 3d., which together with ��0,673 9s. Gd. written off for  depreciation, must be added to the amount  brought forward from last year, viz.,  ��(S,9S0 as. 5d., making a total debit balance  to be carried forward of ��19,599 lis. 2d.  The development work outlined by tho  mine superintendent, in his report last  year, was duly carried out by him with  conlldont hopes of success, and it was not  until tho spring of tho year that he began  to doubt the permanence of the ore body  :U the lower levels, when the board, having obtained nn independent report con-  llnniiig his views, at once Issued their  circular ot* the 10th of April to the shareholders.   Before deciding to abandon oper  ations, the board subsequently had the  mine examined by the best expert available, whose views entirely coincided with  those of the other two. Mr. M. S. Davys,  formerly superintendent, of, the -mine, then  entered into negotiations to work it on  tribute for a year, with the option of a  second year should he not develop an ore  body during the first. These negotiations  are now complete, and the board have  leased the mine to him on satisfactory  terms, one of the conditions being that  they can resume possession should they  wish to do so, whenever the output reaches  50 tons aaday.  The advantage of this arrangement is  that the mine will be thoroughly exploi.-.l  by one who knows the property well and  has faith in bis ability to find other ore  bodies, entirely free of expense to the  company. '"'.'"  The board .would refer shareholders to  the report of the smelter and business  managers, which is appended, for particulars of the smelting operations during  the past year. As will be seen from that  report, the most serious obstacle to the  expansion of this branch of the company's  business has again been the loss caused  by the fall in prices of metals, an adverse  factor whicli it was hoped woiild have been  eliminated through the change in the sys-  "tem^of^buylng-ore-which-is-mentioned^in-  the report, but it is apparent that some  further extension of the time for final  settlement of purchases is necessary, and  steps to that end will be taken as soon as  possible. Notwithstanding the difficulties  which have had to be met, the business  still shows a,x>rofit, and the board agree  with the smelter and business managers  in thinking that there is every reason to  expect reasonable profits in the future,  more especially owing to the cheapening  of llux and to the reduction of working expenses through the installation of the electric plant, and as soon as a refinery is  erected in tho immediate vicinity, there,  will be a considerable saving in the freight  which now has to be paid for sending our  bullion to a distant refinery in the States.  Recognizing the desirability of reducing  the management expenses, the board have  decided; to reduce the number to three  which they consider is a sufficient unmber  to carry-on the.business of the co,mpany. 7  SMELTER AND BUSINESS MANAGER'S  REPORT.        "*.'"'  Robert R. Hedley, smelter manager, and  J. J. Campbell, agent and business manager, report as follows; their report being  dated September 17th and is for the year  ending June 30th:  On July 9th, 1901, the smelting of Silver  King ore was begun in the small furnace  and was continued with very little interruption until . December 10th, when tho  supply of ore was overtaken. The campaign had been somewhat prolonged by the  smelting of silicious ore purchased from  other miiies and of lead copper matte from  the lead furnace. As well as providing  additional charge for the furnace, the nature of this material tended to retard the  action of the furnace and lessen tlie daily  tonnage smelted, which was compensated  for by the higher charge for treatment.  On March 10th, a stock of Silver. King ore  having been accumulated, the furnace was  blown in again, and ran until May 2nd,  when we ran out of ore again.  During   the   year   the   furnace   was   in  =blast^202-l-2-daysrand-22,93Gitons=of-'Silver-i  King and 2,55S tons of purchased ores, etc.,  were  treated,   or  a  daily  average  of 130.3  tons.  The daily tonnage smelted was affected  not only by the addition of the purchased  ore mentioned, but by the changed character of the Silver King ore, which contained so much more sulphur than formerly  that it was frequently impossible to make  matte of shipping grade at the first smelting, requiring therefore the. crushing, roasting and re-smelting a considerable quantity  of low grade matte.  The financial results of tho copper campaign were affected as compared with  past experience by the following factors:  (1). Cost per ton increased by the reduced daily tonnage owing to the charac  ter of the ore, and by the idleness of the  furnace for a considerable time owing to  the short supply '..ot the Silver King ore.  (2). Cost per ton reduced by the opera-  tion_of-.tha;-large��:>fur>V:4=c'-0!i-loria* smelting  to which a share of fixed expenses was  charged; by a reduction In price of coke  from $4.50 to $1.00 per ton and of freight on  coko from $2.25 to $2.00 per ton. '  (3). Earnings per ton increased by the  higher treatment charge earned " on purchased silicious ore than on Silver King  ore. ;. ._  (4). Earnings increased per ton by the  saving on freight and refining charges  on matte produced in March'and April and  by shipment to the Granby Consolidated  Mining, Smelting and Power Company,  Limited, at Grand Forks, for treatment  in their newly installed converters, instead of shipment to New York or of treatment in our own reverberatory furnaces.  (5). Earnings per ton seriously decreased  by the fall in the price of copper and silver, tbe mining department being paid for  the ore at prices on the date of sampling,  oxcept for the production in March-and  April.  On July 1st, 1901���Copper was 1G 5-Sc per  lb.; silver, 59 1-Sc.  On June 30th, 1902���Copper was 11 7-8c per  lb.; silver, 52 l-2c, and consequently our  *loss=in-prices"was"heavy7^  During the year lead smelting was carried on in the larger furnace, which was  kept in blast for 300 days, some interruptions having- occurred while cleaning out  and repairing the furnace on several occasions, and during the rebuilding of the  mechanical roaster.  The character of the ore smelted has not  been such as to give .the best metallurgical  results, the average percentage of zinc  being high, reducing the capacity of the  furnace and the recovery of metals.  This was due to the fact that the serious  fall in the prices of silver and lead had  led to the discontinuance of shipments  from some of tlie larger producers of the  cleaner ores, whicli as a rule in this country are not so rich  in silver.    The supply  obtainable, while somewhat irregular and  uncertain,- has been suilicient for our requirements, lt would probably not have  been so, but that, in order to stimulate  production-and" to "offset asS far as- possible  tlie effects upon the mines of the low  prices of metals, the various smelters doing business in this country decided to  make a sweeping reduction in their charges  for freight and treatment, and to operate  without profit if necessary until the depression was tided over.  The co-operation of the Canadian Pacific railway and the Great Northern railway having been obtained-by a reduction  of freight rates on lead ores, a reduction  of combined freight and treatment rates  of $4.00 on clean lead ores and $3.00 on lead  ores high in zine was put into effect, the  rate being graded in relation to the price  of lead on final settling day, so that as  lead recovered in value the treatment rate  would advance.  Unfortunately for both miners and smelters no recovery has taken place in the  price of either silver or lead, so that we  have had to operate during the last half  of our financial year at the reduced treatment rate.  During the early part of the year there  was anxiety about the supply of dry ore,  but ample supplies were secured,  and \ye  "now" expect to have enough of both dry  and lead ores for both furnaces, and have  therefore been operating both for some  time   past.  Systematic efforts have been mode to  bring about improved conditions for lead  for the advantage of the miner and smelter, and it was expected that the result of  these efforts would have been felt during  the year, but although success lias been  achieved in some directions, the benefits  have not yet been felt, but there i.s no  reason to doubt that the expectations of  those interested will be realised before  long.  The efforts were directed to securing a  Canadian refinery and a protected home  market for pig lead, and the manufactures  thereof in Canada.  The results to date are that the government  have  granted  a  bonus  on  pig lead  refined from bullion  in Canada of���  .$5.00 per ton for 1902;  ���'$1.00 per ton for 1903;  $3.00.per ton for 1904;  $2.00 per ton for 1905;  $1.00 per ton for 190G; not to exceed  $100,000 in any one year.  The Canadian Smelting: Works have  erected an experimental refinery, using a  newly invented electrolytic process for the  first time, with a normal capacity of ten  tons daily. This has been in operation  some time, the initial difficulties are nearly  all overcome, and the construction of a  larger refinery, with sufficient capacity to  handle their own and our- output, is  planned.  A vigorous agitation for the desired  changes in the lead duties has been carried  on, and it is understood that at the promised revision of the tariff at the next session of the house of commons, some readjustment of the lead duties will be made  in  the desired direction.  With our lead bullion refined in Canada  and a protected home market for lead, the  production of lead ores wil be stimulated,  even though the world's market price for  lead should not advance, and the position  of the Canadian-J cad mines__and smelters_  be greatly improved.  During the year we affected a considerable reduction in the cost of our fluxing  material, and the prospects for the future  with regard lo this important item are  much improved.  There was some serius interruption in  our fuel supply, owing to a disastrous  explosion in the mines of the Crow's Nest  Pass Coal Company, followed soon after  by a miners' strike. While our reserve  stock, with .such small quantities ns we  could procure, enabled us to keep one furnace In blast, the shortage of supply deterred us from atempting to secure ore  for tbe second  furnace for the time being.  We again suffered severely from the fall  In the price of silver, which was 59 1-Sc  per ounce at the beginning, and 52 l-2c per  ounce at the end of the year,, and to a less  extent from the depreciation in the value  of lead from ��12 7s. Gd. July 1st, 1901, to  ��11 2s. Gd. June 30th, 1902.  .  By a" change in our"system of purchases,  put into effect in January, 1902, as to load  ores, and some month later as to dry ores,  by which final settlement is made at prices  ruling three months after the date of purchase, much of the risk of this loss has  been eliminated from the business, but as  there was at that time as usual a considerable stock on hand, and as we had been  operating for half a year before any chango  was made, the loss on this account during  the year is heavy.  In April, the installation of electric  motors was completed, arid soon after the  use of steam was dispensed with.  Occasional short interruptions have caused some anoyance, but the convenience is  great and the economy is proving equal to  the estimate submitted to you at the timo  when the question of expenditure was  under consideration.  The feeling throughout the Kootenay is  decidedly more cheerful than it has been  for some time past, and, as outlined to you  in the estimate furnished you of the current year's costs and earnings, we consider  there Is every reason to look for a reason-  _able.nrofit-in-.the-future   SMELTER ACCOUNT.  The following is the smelter account for  the  year:  �� s   d  To purchases of'customs ore...l7S,695 12   2  , To administration  expenses    2,323 10   S  To  Smelting  expenses 44.fi43 3   5  To outside expenses ���      1,004 1 10  To    balance,    being   profit   on  smelting        5,071 19   3  Total    ��231.702 7.4  �� s il  By value of matte and bullion  produced    231.5G3 10   S  By Interest       138 10   S  Total    ��231,702     7   i  PAUL KRUGER CONVINCED THAT GOD WILL NOT EORSAKE THE BOERS  London, Oct. 30.���It is understood that  the "Kruger Memoirs," of which a first  instalment of extracts has already been  published in the Times, give a narrative  of the diplomatic aspect of the Boer  war, and advise the Boers as to the  best policy to be pursued after Mr.  Kruger's death. A striking feature of  the memoirs is a revelation of the jealousies which existed before the war began between the inhabitants of the  Transvaal and the Orange Free State  and the Cape Colony Boers, which prevented anything like a satisfactory  mutual understandin_\ Mr. Kruger  takes pains to prove that he did his  utmost to smooth matters over and  prevent the war, but the Boers' inborn  antipathy to foreign interference proved  to be too strong for him.  Mr. Kruger closes his memoirs with  these words:  "I am convinced that God will not  forsake His people, even although it  appears so, and I acquiesce in the will  of the Lord, knowing He will not allow  an afllicted people to perish. The Lord  hath all hearts in His hand and He  turneth   them   w.hithersoeve.r  He  will."  This aspiration is a clue to tlie contents of the whole hook, which is less  a   source    of    historical    information  throwing new or striking light upon  the events dealt with than a "human  document" of physchological value, revealing the personal traits of the ex-  president. The memoire are but a  sketchy summary of past events, with  Mr. Kruger's personal comments  thereon.  The instalment of the memoire published by the Times this morning contains some interesting light concerning  Mr. Kruger's opinion of various men  prominent in South African history.  The ex-president was* once invited to  meet sir Bartle Frere. He represents  that he would be quite willing to do so  if he were told which Frere it was.  He declared he knew four Freres, and  expressed this remark by describing  different aspects of sir Bartle Frere's  character as presented by blue books,  etc., saying his characteristics were  friendly, while others were inimical to  the  Boer cause.  Mr. Kruger describes the "Jesuitical  Cecil Rhodes" as the curse of South  Africa.    He says:  "No matter how base of contemptible, be it lying, bribery or treachery,  nil and every means were welcome to  him."  Lord Milner lie describes as a "typical  autocrat, beyond endurance."  Mi*. Kruger declares that colonial  secretary Chamberlain was undoubtedly the late Cecil Rhodes' accomplice  in the Jameson raid, and that Mr.  Chamberlain appointed lord Milner  Britjish high cJommiSsionpr fn| Soutih  Africa with the direct intention of driving matters to extremes. "This tool  of Chamberlain," says Mr. Kruger,  "carried out his mission faithfully and  turned South Africa into a wilderness."  British policy in general the former  president of the Transvaal sums up in  the following sentences:  ' "Lies .treachery, intrigues and secret  instigations against the governments of  the republics; these have always been  the distinguishing marks of English  nolitics."  OPENED WITH A JEWELED .  SWITCH.  The great water power canal of the  Consolidated Lake Superior Company,  on the American side of Sault Ste.  Marie, has been opened. The first  water started through the turbine engines at noon yesterday. The various  contractors formally turned tho completed plant over to Francis H. Clergue, representing tlie Consolidated Lake  Superior Company, and Mr. Clergue,  after thanking them, released them of  further responsibility, and, stepping  aside, gave way to his sister. Miss  Helen Clergue, who stepped to the  centre of the large platform and turned the golden and jeweled switch which  opened the gates at the foot of the  canal. Mr. Clergue in receiving the  power plant from the hands of the men  who had built it .thanked them, and  complimented them upon the thoroughness with which the work had been  done.  As Miss Clergue turned the switch  those on the platform stood with bared  heads waiting for a few seconds, and  then a shout went up as the electric  lights sent out their announcement thai  electric current of the power house had  been  brought into life.  Immediately after the opening of tlie  canal, the fourth floor of the power  house, which is half a mile long and  several hundred feet wide, was thrown  open, and the residents of the Soos,  together with the visitors, were given  a banquet. Fifteen thousand persons  participated. Mr. Clergue later boarded the private yacht. Siesta, and came  back to the American Soo, where he  entertained a party of 300 invited guests  at a banquet at the Iroquois hotel.  At the head table were the Philadelphia capitalists, and at tlie right side  of Mr. Clergue sat Hon. J. Israel Tarte,  ex-minister of public works, and at his  left sat William Livingstone, president  of the Lake Carriers' Association.  A   GREAT    RACK-HORSE.  George I-I. Ketchum, trie breeder and  driver of Crcsceus, is always a ready talker  on any subject which has a special interest to him and quickly grows voluble and  withal enthusiaste when discoursing upon  the doings of his pride. But he has never  before given the public (he complete history of the great stallion, from the time  he wa.s foaled until he gained the championship. Recently Mr. Ketcham was requested to dictate to nstenogmpher Ills  own story of the horse, lie complied, and  his remarkable statement, told in his  own words, is as follows:  "Almost anyone who knows or cares anything of God's greatest <arcntiun in Ihe  brute world." said Mr. Ketcham. "knows  Cresccus and bis great accomplishments  on the Itirf. They do not. however, know-  Ills history, nor how near ho came to really  elimination from the brilliant records of  tlie trotting turf. His breeding and early  history is a  chapter oc accidents.  "I was led to buy Mabel, his dam,  through seeing Nightingale as a 4-year-old  step a mile in 2.27, which 1 then considered  a very wonderful performance. Shortly  after I purchased Robert McGregor, and  the following year Mabel was bred to him.  Crcsceus  was  the  resulting  foul.  "As a yearling Crcsceus had a severe attack of epizootic, and was blistered, ln  some manner he rubbed off the blister  over the half door of his stall and sawed  his neck so that his wind-pipe was exposed,  lie presented such a horrible appearance  that 1 ordered him destroyed, but as luck,  or I should say fate, would have it, "Tim'  Murnen, my trainer, was too busy or careless, and It was put off until next morning, when he was found to be so much  better that the trainer decided to give him  a chance for his life, lie soon developed  into a strong, husky, but far from attractive  looking colt.  "We worked him the winter he was two  years old. and I drove him on the' snow,  beating the best horses in Toledo. Mo was  started in two races a.s a 2-year-old. nnd in  the fall showed a very fast mile over the  Krie, .Mich., track. I again worked him  the following winter cm the snow, but he  dill not seem to improve, ve very much,  lacking a. brush of speed, but when I  entered and  started  him  in  two  races at  Tiflln, Ohio, I found in scoring for the first  race that he seemed lo learn the game  very qnickly, and came to his speed rap-  Idly. From that time on he learned to  race and developed fast.  "As a live-year-old Cresccus started in  seven races, winning at Glen Falls, N. Y.;  Reading, Mass.; New York city, where he-  won the stallion race from Charley Herr,  Bingen, Daredevil, etc., in 2.0-1 1-4, and Indianapolis. That year he lost to Ellorse.  Tommy Britton, Captain Jack and The  Abbot.  "As a G-yenr-old he won every race in  which ho started, including the $20,000  Stallion stake, when he defeated Charley  Herr, Gratton Boy, Arlon, Lord Vincent,  Benton AI., and Jupe. He was started  against time seven limes. At Hartford,  Conn., Sept. 5, he lowered the stallion record of 2.05 1-4, then held by Directum,  trotting in 2.0-1 3-4. At Cleveland, Ohio,  Oct. 6, starting against his own stallion  record he trotted his mile ln 2.01.  "In his first start at Detroit, Mich., as a  7-yenr-old, he defeated Charley Herr. trotting In 2:0tl and 2.05. thus trotting the fastest two heats In a race and in his second-  mile reducing the world's race record of  2.05 1-4, formerly held jointly by Alix and  Directum. His famous mile at Cleveland,  iu  2.H2  3-1   followed,"  -.-/  .._,_.v-">��"r*xr;--7> The Nelson Tribune  Bank of  Established 1S17.      Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPI TAL (all paid up) $12,000,0C0 00  REST           8,000,000 00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS..  165,856.00  HEAD  OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. 0. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, SS A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  | Imperial Bank of Canada \  o                0-A.DPIT-A.Xj,   (Authorized) &���*��., OOO.OOO ���  ��� CAPITAL     (Paid Up) $2   868',932 ���  ��� rest assess., 595 ���  ���                                   ;  2    HEAD  OPFCE,   TOKONTO,   ONTABIO.���Branches In the Northwest Terrltor- ���  ��� ies, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec. J  S    T. E. MERRITT, President.               D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man. ���  ��� E.  HAY. Assistant Gen.  Manaser.              W.  MOFFAT,  Chief Inspector. J  :                         %  ��� NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business tranasted. "  m     Savings  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed. ���  ��� Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special ��� ���  ��� attention given to collections.                                    j_  |y|_  |_/^Y   Manager. *  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE  With Which is Amalgamated  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 Oflice,   -   Toronto.  COX, President. B.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON   BRANCH.  Saving's   Bank  Department���Dep osits  received and interest allowed.  Present rate 3 per cent. GRANGE V. HOLT, Manager.  power to appoint special policemen to take the place of policemen who  may be absent and to act in cases when  it is necessary to have said special  policemen, to be paid only for the time  actually employed. The salary of the  patrol sergeant shall be $85 per month."  Were the police commissioners of Nelson  to pass such a by-law, what a howl  would go up from the chief of police  and the mayor and the Daily News.  What an outrage it would be to require  the chief of police to be on duty 12 hours  a clay, and in addition to his duty of  looking important be required to act as  license inspector. Nelson could get along  all right with two policemen, the mayor  to be empowered by the police commissioners to employ an extra man for  duty on special occasions. The trouble  with the average chief of police is that  he imagines that he must have more  than one man tinder him in order to be  able to put on just exactly the right  amount of dignity.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  6-00 a. ni.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fort  Steele, Elko, Fornie, Michel,  Ulainnore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, ana  nil ICaBtern points.  8 a.m.  8 a.m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY arrive  RAILWAY  Robson, Trail and Rossland. (10:35 a.m.  (Daily except Sunday).  ARBIVB  5:00 p.m.  Daily,  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  6:40 p. m. {Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Daily   jlto volstoke, and all points east  kind west on C.P.R. mainline.  6:40 p.m.  Daily   iRolwon. Trail and Rossland.  9:35 p.m.  9:35  Dai  y  9:35 p.m.  Daily  I__AVB  9:15 a*joi.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY ARRn**_  Slocan City, Silverton     ew 3:40 p. m.  Denver. Three Forks, Saui-on  * (DaUy except Sunday)  LKAVK  _ p. m.  i p. m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  ICaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  rdo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lako  (On Tue. Thur. and Sat)  ARBTVE  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GEEAT-NORTHERN^SYSTBM.  LKAVK  Depot  7:15 (Km  Mountlfl  8:05 a. mi  DaUy.  NELSON  & FORT   SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colvilla  and Spokane,  Making through connection*  at Spokane to the itouth,  oiiHtand west.  ARRIVE  Mount'in  7:13 p.m.  Depot.  8 p. in.  Daily  LKAVK  Nolson  6:00 a. m.  Kafilo  3:35 p. m.  Daily  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainswortli  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVR  Kawlo  8:40 a. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. m.  Daily  LEAVK  Daily  6:00 a. m  1:00 p. m.  KASI.O & SLOGAN  RAILWAY  AKKIVE  Duily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 am.  standing for improving the city's public  Utilities are not doing so because* they  are faddists; but, instead, are doing so  because  they  know  that the  demands  oh  the revenues of the    city for improvements are increasing, and that the  improvements    demanded  can  only he  made by two methods: either by increasing  real    estate    taxes  or by  making  money through  the operation  of utilities that are classed as public.   The one  method is a direct tax that every property owner feels; the other is indirect  taxation that is not felt unless the rates  charged are excessive.   The water rates  and electric light rates charged by the  City of Nelson are not excessive, yet they  return the city a fair profit on the capital invested.   This profit belongs to the  people and is expended    for   improvements  that benefit the people.    Surely  this is better for    the people than to  give the profits made in operating public  utilities to shareholders in corporations.  Is it not better for the people of Nelson  to pay $13,500 yearly for twenty years  as interest and sinking fund on money  borrowed to install a power plant, "which  at the end of twenty years will belong  to them outright, than to pay ?13,500 a  year to the West Kootenay   Power &  Light Company for power with which to  j>pjirate_its lighting system?,, Under__the  Rossland and two of the mining companies operating within the city limits  are at loggerheads    over water rights.  The city has the water rights, but does  not use all the water the rights call for.  The mining companies also have water  rights, but if the city uses all the water  its  rights  call  for  there would  be  no  water  left  for  the  mining    companies  during the periods of low water.    The  parties interested might profit by looking into the methods adopted at Nelson.  The City of Nelson    acquired    certain  water rights when it purchased the electric light system.   One of the rights was  for 350 inches of water from Cottonwood  Smith creek.   This is all the water that  flows, in the creek during several months  in the year.   Before the city purchased  the electric light system, the company  that owned the system had arranged to  supply the Hall Mines smelter with 60  inches of water.   That arrangement has  not been materially changed since the  city has acquired the light system, and  the Hall Mines is paying the city $50 a  month    for    the    water it uses at the  smelter, and there has been no friction  whatever.     The  smelter    people  know  that they   will get water for their requirements, and the city knows that it  must supply the water.    The price paid  is  a  very    reasonable    one,   and    the  smelter is at no expense in maintaining  dams,  flumes,  etc.    The Tribune is  of  opinion    that    neither   of   the  mining  companies at Rossland require half as  much water as is used by the Hall Mines  smelter at Nelson, and that if they can  arrange with the  City  of Rossland  to  supply the water at a fair price, they  would be in a much better position it  they purchased the water from the city  than if they depended for a supply on a  water right that gives them no water  at any time the city chooses  to avail  itself of its legal rights.    The Tribune  will make no charge to either -the City  of Rossland or to the mining companies  for the above opinion.  developed resources of the country  and occasionally draw on the imagination for pictures of what British Columbia will be when a good commencement has been made at working some of  its great undeveloped resources.  It is safe to assume, that hereafter the  annual report of the minister of mines  will contain something regarding Nelson  district that will be of more than passing interest. With a trained journalist  as gold commissioner, the record made  in Nelson district during the year 1U02  should make a readable story in even  so dry a volume as a minister of mines  annual report.  TARTE THE JOURNALIST TELLS WHAT  TARTE THE POLITICIAN AIMED TO DO  It is not often that journalists get  any of the good things that are dispensed by politicians or political parties.  They are supposed to work, much as  dray horses do, take what is served  out to them, and be thankful for being  permitted to work in the ranks. But  occasionally there is an exception. One  of the exceptions has elevated a journalist'who has worked long and faithful in Nelson to the highest official  position in Nelson that is within the gift  of the provincial government. Robert  Alexander Renwick of the Daily News  staff has been appointed government  agent aud gold commissioner at Nelson,  an oflice made vacant by the resignation  of John A. Turner. Mr. Renwick's  friends claim he has both ability and  affability, and that he will make a  capable and efficient official. He did not  seek the position. The appointment  came as a reward for always pulling  against the collar when there was work  to do, and if he works equally hard iu  his new position, the people of Nelson  district will have no kick coming.  one plan, the city will be in a position  to help those who can help it, by selling  power at reasonable rates or by giving  it free of cost for a year or two. Under  the other plan, the city is entirely dependent on the company that sells the  power.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded  ln  1892.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  XcUto'rl&l and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  to subscribers in Nelson or sent by mail  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 1, 1902.  There has been a change in sentiment  in Nelson during the last week, that is,  those who have opposed improving and  extending the electric light plant and  system are beginning to realize that they  have been on the wrong side of that  question. They are beginning to realize that Nelson has a valuable business  in selling electric light, and that the only  way the business can be retained and  increased is by building an up-to-date  plant and changing the system to correspond with the plant. They are beginning to realize that the men   who are  Of late Nelson has been more or less  agitated    over the number of men required on  its police force.    Tlie mayor  and the Daily News say it would be a  hardship to require two men to maintain peace and order in a city of Nelson's  size.    It is admitted that Nelson is free  from what is known    in   cities as the  criminal   and   disorderly   element,   and  that the floating population of Nelson is  small, and made up in the main of men  who  work    in    mines,  a class that is  always law-abiding.   Cities like Spokane  that have a large   floating   population  always have a criminal and disorderly  element that require police surveillance.  Spokane, also, has its agitators over the  size of its police force.    An ordinance  (by-law)   has   been    introduced  in   its  city   council  whicli   provides  that  "the  police force of the City of Spokane shall  consist of the chief of police, a captain  of police,  two sergeants, one of whom  shall   be  designated  as  desk    sergeant  and the other a patrol sergeant, and 28  regular    policemen   and   four   specials.  Two   of  said  policemen    shall    act as  drivers of the patrol  wagon and shall  serve 12 hours each in every 21 hours.  The chief and captain of police shall be  required   to work  12  hours as a  day's  work, and  must    render to the jailors  such assistance as may be needed to enable    such    jailors to  discharge    their  duties.    The chief of police shall   also  perform the duties of license inspector;  provided the board of police shall have  When people are desirous of changing  their places of residence they generally  decide to move to a town or a country  that, is growing and prosperous.    They  seldom move to towns that are decreasing in population or to a country that  is  stagnant.      There are  a few  newspapers  in  British    Columbia  that are  doing their best to make it appear that  the province is not prosperous, all because our mining   laws are not to the  4iking-of-^one-oi-two-=mine-=-managers.~  There are other newspapers that decry  the towns in which they are published  because merchants will not give them  all the advertising    they imagine they  are  entitled  to.    British  Columbia has  good laws and its people are generally  as prosperous as the people of any other  section of the Pacific Coast.   No section  of Canada or of the United States with a  population of less than 200,000    has as  many thriving towns as British Columbia has.   The state of Washington has  no town  of  5,000 population  that will  compare,  in  any respect,  with    either  Nelson  or  Rossland.      Yet  both  these  towns are almost    entirely    dependent  on  mining  for  their  existence.    What  town of 5,000 population in California  or Oregon or Washington or Idaho or  Montana    has    expended    $100,000    on  water works,    $75,000    on    an    electric  light system, and $50,000 on sewers, and  kept    its   rate   of   taxation as low as  Nelson's is today?   How many of them  have.paved and graded streets?    How  many of them    have    banks and daily  newspapers and high schools?     In how  many of them are there merchants who  carry $100,000 stocks?    If British  Columbia was not prospering, people would  be going    hungry in its    hamlets and  towns and cities.    How   many cases of  destitution  have been reported  to the  authorities in Rossland and Nelson this  year?   How many people on the streets  of these  two  towns  are  being    struck  daily    for    quarters or halves by indigents? Is it not time for the newspapers  of Rossland and Grand Forks to take a  tumble and quit yawpping about the ills  tho    people of British    Columbia    are  suffering  from  through   the  agency of  its  bad   mining    laws?    Give the  bad  mining laws a rest, and tell the world  something about the magnitude of the  The Sandon Paystreak is a rabid Free  Trader. It is opposed to an increase in  the duties on lead and the products of  lead, and favors admitting such mining  supplies as powder, rails, and candles  free of duty. The Paystreak, to be consistent, should advocate the repeal of the  Alien Labor Act. If the future prosperity of the country is wholly dependent on the winnings of the owners of  the silver-lead mines, then no restrictions whatever should be placed on  them. They should be allowed to buy  supplies and labor in the cheapest markets in the world. The eight-hour law  should he repealed, along with the one  levying the 2 per cent tax and the one  prohibiting the importation of contract  laborers. The mine-owners should be  allowed to go to Austria and hire laborers for a dollav. a day, and when they  get them here they should be allowed  to work each one of them two S-hour  shifts' each day. This would undoubtedly put money in the pockets of a  dozen mine-owners, but in what way  would it benefit the province of British  Columbia?  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 tlie sale either en  bloc or separately of the following parcels  of land situate in Group 1, Kootenay district, abutting on and lying to the north  of Moyie lake, subject to an agreement  which has been entered into for tlie sale  of the timbers on the said lands.  Lot 2798 Group 1, Kootenay District, CIO  acres; Lot 2799 Group 1, Kootenay District,  2GS acres; Lot 2S0O Group 1, Kootenay District, lSS-acresi-Lot^T.  Group-1, Konlnnny  J. Israel Tarte, ex-minister of public  works, lias returned to his old business  of editing a newspaper, and in a recent  issue ot" La Putrie, tells the people of  Canada what he aimed to do as a member  of the Laurier government. What he  says is well worth reading. It is after the  style of Alexander Dumas, senior, and is  as follows:  "Tho incident is closed to the  satisfaction of many people.  "The conservatives rejoice at my resignation. That is legitimate. They think it  will increase their chances of success.  "What then would an opposition exist  on if���they did not have hopes?  "Some of our political friends hail my  retirement with content.  "Others,���and 1 thank them with all my  heart���have shown me the warmest sympathy.  "I am decidedly one of the most interested parties in the matter. I declare myself content.  "I leave the cabinet, without regret,  without pain, without bitterness, against  anybody.  "I have tried to do my duty.  "For more than six years 1 have been in  the department of public works, I labored  hard during the day. I worked lute into  the nights.  "I had at heart tho advancement of the  great cause of our national means of transportation. This has been the basic principle of my administration  of affairs.  "The equipment of the port of Montreal,  the principle port of Canada, is on a fair  way to be accomplished. The bases of a  strong organization are laid.  "During the last six months, the Grand  Trunk hag elected its domicile in the western part of tlie harbor.  "The Canadian Pacific railway has located, in the East End, shops which will employ from eight to ten thousand men.  "The harbor board is pursuing with activity, the completion of our wharves and  the construction of an extensive elevator.  "There remains the construction of permanent warehouses, and railway tracks  to supply them.  "The deepening, the widening���of the St.  Lawrence between Quebec and Montreal, to  ���thirty feet deep and four hundred and fifty  feet wide,  is half finished.  "The department which I have just left,  has at its disposal, to finish this essential  work, the finest fleet of dredges, of tugs  of stone raisers, that exists on this continent..  "At Sorel the government possesses a  well equipped shipbuilding yard, able to  meet the requirements o�� the fleet, and to  carry out whatever new works may be  necessary.  "My successor will only have to obtain  from parliament the money necessary to  pay the. crews of the fleet, whose work,  this year will represent about four million cubic yards.  "The capacity of the dredges now at  work in the St. Lawrence is over a million  cubic yards per month.  "Port Colborne nnd the ports of tho  Great Lakes needed preparation for the  trade which we can attract to the St. Lawrence.  "The works at Port Colborne are three-  quarters done���so far as the department  of public works is concerned.  "At Collingwood, at Parry Sound, at  Midland, at Goderich, at Meaford, etc.,  works of improvements have been executed  or are being carried out,  "I had resolved to give to Fort William  and Port Arthur a first class organization.  These two ports, which really form but  one, are destined to be tlie centre where  the products of the east will be exchanged  with those of the west.  "At the present moment a powerful  dredge Is under construction at Sorel, with  a view of improving the ports of the Maritime provinces, that of St. John in particular.  "Tho port of St. John is, in point of winter trallic,   tlie national port of Canada.  "My colleagues have at this moment, before them, tenders for important work to  be done at Quebec, in view of tho establishment of a fast steamship service.  "At Threee Rivers the contract for important improvements has been given.  "We must have, from the west to the  cast, from one end of the country to the  other, a complete system of tbansportation.  "There are no indispensable men. I will  easily be replaced. There are, in the liberal party men who will give sir Wilfrid  Laurier  their  undivided  suport.  "I wish that my successor may do more  and do better  than I.  "I see that some reproach sir AVilfrid  Laurier for the tone of the letter which  he addressed to me.  "The prime minister is fatigued���harassed  ���ill. The undeniable harshnes of some of  his words by no moans changes my personal ,1'eelings towards him. I have grown  old enough to take the circumstances into  consideration.  "Tlio prime minister had no right to  tell me that I had failed in loyalty towards  my colleagues, in using the language which  I recently did on the fiscal guestion.  "To this unjust reproach I have the right  to oppose the numerous speeches which  I made, in the same sense during the past  few years. *     ...  "I did not organize a campaign in Ontario. 1 went into that province last year  and this summer at the urgent invitation  of the agricultural societies, of the chambers of commerce, of ministerial members.  "I had been represented? during the elections of 1900, especially, as a man who was  disloyal to his sovereign.  "I seized every possible oportunity to  dispel that prejudice, which had no justification for its existence.  "If those who held the strings of the  political organization in Ontario in 1900  had not prevented me from going to speak  in that province I am sure that the results  of the last electoral battle there would  not have been the same in many counties.  "I appeal on this point to the liberal  deputation, to bur friends in the different  districts in Ontario.  "There is. loyalty and 'fair play' aniong  the English population. If I had been  heard, I would not have been condemned.  "I had an ardent desire not to allow the  cruel suspicion that I was not a loyal subject of his majesty to float over my head.  "I went to Ontario, I opened a great  many fairs. 1 spoke there. I discussed  the questions of transportation and the  tariff as I had done in the past.  "It is possible that I overshadowed  somebody, that unintentionally, I wounded  some susceptibilities.  "I have been biterly reproached for  meddling with things which were under the  control of other departments than my own.  "From my seal in parliament I will ask  my colleagues to reply to me for this malevolent attack.  ���'indeed, when my oilicers reported to me  that a dozen buoys were out of place in  the St. Lawrence, 1 made it my duty lo  write without delay to my colleague, the  minister of marine aud fisheries.  ������Indeed, when during my voyages on tlio  lakes, in the river, in the gull", 1 wa.s Impressed with the need of more buoys, more  lighthouses, 1 addressed myself to the minister who had charge of this important  work.  "Indcod, when people have asked mc, In  my own province, esepecially, to see that  this, or that service���such as a postofllce,  for example���should be improved in this  or that district, I naturally went to my  colleague,   tho  postmasler-goneraL  *-l havo been for nearly thirty years a  journalist. 1 have traveled much throughout' Canada, lt was natural that people  should apply to me.  ���'The French groups in various sections  of the Confederation have often entrusted  me with difficult and delicate missions. I  have fulfilled them to the best of my  ability.  "1 havo, in all this, endeavored to serve  the interests of my country, of my race  and of my party.  "There are times when a minister who  knows that lie represents considerable interests is obliged to hold firm, at the risk  of creating opponents to himself. At the  beginning, my situation was especially embarrassing. 1 had belonged for a long time  to the conservative party. If anything  happened, or did not happen, which was  displeasing to certain groups, it was I  who was the culprit; 1 was a conservative.  "1 would not desire my worst enemy to  have lo travel tho road whicli 1 have been  forced to cover. My re-entering into private life is not a surprise for those who  are among my intimate friends. I desired  to retire before the elections of 1900; 1 have  desired to retire since them.  "I yielded to the pressing solicitations of  my personal friends, and I remained.  "The constitutional pretext, which is  the cause of my departure is nothing but  a shallow argument.  "1 thank sir Wilfrid Laurier for having  done me the honor to confide to me the  important portfolio of minister of public  works on July 13th, 1S90.  "I have learned to know my country, its  immense resources, its posibilities for development.  "My experience will not be lost.    I shall'  utilize it in my career as a journalist, and  as a member of parliament.  "1 have served my leader and my party  faithfully, loyally,  honorably.  "For one or tlie other, - I have never  spared my time, my energy, or my devotion.  "My views on the fiscal situation, which  confronts this country, are, I have the  profound conviction, those of the very  great majority of the Canadian people and  of the liberal party. "������-  "A tariff of defence for our national interests, of firm protection, without ambiguity, for our industries, our agriculture,  our working classes.  "That is the policy of tomorow!  "That Is the policy which I will continue  to defend with my pon, with.my speech,  and from my seat in parliament.  "J.   ISRAEL" TARTE."  District, 010 acres; Lot 10S0 Group 1, Kootenay District, 100 acres.  The highest or any tender not necessarily  accepted. For further particulars apply to  A. B. D1PLOCK,  Liquidator, Vancouver, Xi. C., or to  C.  O.  PLUNKETT,  Solicitor,   Vancouver,  B.   C.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province ot British Columbia, Nelson,  West Kootenay���To-wit:  By virtue of a Warrant of Execution issued out of the County Court of Kootenay,  holden at Kaslo, at the suit of W. J. Macdonald, plaintiff, and to me directed against  the goods and chattels of A. C. Vanmoer-  kerke, defendant.  I have seized and taken in execution all  the  right,   title  and   interest   of  the   said  defendant,   A.   C.   Vanmoerkerke,   in   the  mineral  claim  known  as  and  called  Empress    Fractional,    situate    adjoining    the  Silver   Glance   mineral   claim,   near   Bear  Lake, located lltli May, 1S9S, and recorded  in  the oflice of  the Mining  Recorder  for  the Ainsworth Mining Division of the West  Kootenay District on the 19th day of May,  1S9S:    To recover the sum of one hundred  and   sixteen   dollars   and   fifty-two   cents,  amount of said Warrant of Execution, and  also interest on the sum  of one hundred  and thirteen dollars and two cents from the  third  day of October,  1902,  until payment  at the rate of five per centum per annum,  besides   sheriff's   poundage,   officer's   fees,  and   ail   other   legal   incidental   expenses;  all  of  which  I  shall   expose  for  sale,   or  sufficient thereof to satisfy said judgment  debt and  costs,  at my  office  next to  the  Court House, in the City of Nelson, B. C,  on Wednesday, the 12th day of Nevember,  1902, at the hour of eleven o'clock in the  forenoon.  Note���Intending   purchasers   will   satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the  said defendant.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 31st October, 1902.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff   of  South   Kootenay.  TO RENT.  FURNISHED Rooms; frpm $5 to $7.50 per  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street  ��� ���������>����� +++++++++++++++���+�� ����������������������������������� ****** m>44*H��Wm*��HH4-Htm4HHW4H*H  I Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited, j  ��      Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of     I  t Factory Work. |  t:   KILN-DRIED^LUMBER FOR.THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY. _  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  I Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON,  B.C. 1  ��+���++���������* ���^�����������������������������+-<*>-*-��+-*-!*--��^  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Province of British Columbia, Nelson,  West Kootenay���To-wit:  By virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias, issued out of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at the suit of Bank of Montreal,  plaintiff, and to me directed against the  goods and chattels of C. A. Young, defendant.  I have seized and taken in execution all  the right, title and interest of the said  defendant, C. A. Young, in eleven thousand one hundred and eleven (11,111) shares,  more or less, of the capital stock of The  Similkameen Valley Coal Company, Limited, to recover the sum of five hundred  and fourteen dollars and ten cents ($511.10)  and also interest on five hundred and ten  dollars and sixty cents (.$510.60) at five (5)  per centum per annum from the fourteenth  (11 th) day of April, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees,  and all other legal incidental expenses; all  of which I shall expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy said judgment debt  and costs, at my office, next to the Court  House, in the City of Nolson, B. C, on  Saturday, the Sth day of November, 1902,  at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  Note���Intending   purchasers   will   satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the  said  defendant.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 31st October, 1902.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  We Can Save You Money By |  Purchasing Now  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS   BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S DESKS  j-lOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson  D. McARTHUR & GO.  Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson, B. C.  STARKEY & Gi  3  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE AND  FRUITS.  R. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  REPRESENTS .! fl. K. Fairbank Co,,     -    Montreal.  Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Oflice and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C, The Nelson Tribune  3  i*&e����F��S?*X^*���-0i  A COUNCIL MEETING THAT WAS PROSY  AND DEVOID OP INTERESTING INCIDENTS  On Monday night, when mayor I-Metehcr  called the city council to order there were  present alderman Irving, Scanlan, Morrison. Seluiip, and Iliimillun, acting city  clerk Wasson, city engineer McCulloch,  electric .uiicrintumleiil Alcl'liee, a Daily  News repiU'U'r who lias a sliort-haml  system of his own, and Tlie Tribune longhand journalist who sometimes linds it  dillicult lo read his own notes.  There wns a .sh.nl discussion a.s lo what  kind of a meeting" the meeting was, hut it  was Dually decided that it was an adjourned session of a regular meeting. The members ot" the llnance committee then allixcd  their signatures to llircc payrolls, which  aggregated   $I,0L'7.*i5.  THE   PAY-ROLLS.  Frank   Fletcher,   mayor $  10000  J. K. Strachan, city clerk     110 00  AV. K. Wasson, treasurer     100 00  13. Macleod, collector       ***�� 00  A.   U  McCulloch, city engineer      .125 U0  AV. H. Jarvis, chief of police     100 00  .1. K. Hardy, sergeant of police       So 1)0  A. Fitchford, patrolman       SO 00  II. A. Crease, police magistrate       70 00  James       McPhee, ..    superintendent  electric light      12.*) 00  J.  Ii.  Bliss,  electrician     100 00  T. H. Rankin, machinist     100 Ou  IC. X!. McDermid, auditor       JO 00  A.  Allen,  caretaker cemetery       as 00  Joseph Munro, waterworks foreman.      75 00  T. AV. Lillie, chief lire department..     100 00  J. J. Chambers, assistant chief       SO 00  Joseph   Itochon,   driver       75 0U  J. Iv. Douglas, volunteer       10 0!  George Kacrilt,  volunteer       10 Oil  G.   \V.  Gray,  volunteer        7 50  AV. II. Houston, .volunteer         5 00  T.   L.  Lillie,   volunteer        5 00  Joseph Thompson, volunteer        7 50  David Rutherford,  volunteer         5 00  Thomas Henderson, volunteer        7 50  Angus McDonald,  volunteer        2 aU  Thomas  Symes,  foreman  scavenger  department          90 00  K. McGregor, night driver       75 00  George  Col well,   day   driver       05 00  J. J. Foote, extra driver       33 75  II.  Salt,  extra ".        3 00  Total $1,907 25  The auditor reported that he had not  made a report, ot" his audit for the three  months ending September 30tli, 1902, because of the delay in writing up the assessment rolls for the year, but that as soon  as they were written up ho would make  his report. The acting city clerk said good  headway was being made with the work  and the rolls were completed, and that the  staff would begin the next day (Tuesday)  sending out tlio tax notices, all fo which  appeared to be satisfactory to the council.  THE TRAMWAY QU12STION.  The following letter from the managing  secretary of tlie tramway was read:  NELSON, October 27th, 1902.  J. Iv. Strachan, City Clerk���Dear Sir:  AVith further reference to tho operation of  the tramway, and to our president's letter  which was laid before you on the 5th instant, I am directed to write and ask you  to lay this before tho council tonight, and  I trust that it will have thoir full consideration. AVe have received a cable from  our London oflices instructing us to continue operations, and the local board have  every hope that this continuation will be  permanent. Yours truly,  THE NELSON KLECTRIC TRAMWAYS,  LIMITED, A. Ar. Mason, Managing Secretary.  The letter was taken to moan but little  and alderman Selous explained that H. E.  Croasdaile, chairman of the local board of  directors, was sick, and that he (Croasdaile) had not been able to get any definite  instructions from London as to, the future  intentions of tho company.  Alderman Morrison said that the company should be notified officially that their  franchise had been forfeited, in order that  tlie city would not be placed in a false  position as to condone the company's  lapses, and to that ond offered tlie following resolution, which was seconded by alderman Selous, and which passed unani-  mniiKly: ^^=^=  1 permit Ihe I wo blocks on which the city's  ; reservoir is situated being included in  i the boundaries of the proposed extension.  j Alderman Scions introduced both his by-  i laws. One deals with the foreshore lands  j belonging to tlie city, aud the other regu-  I latcs laundries and wash-houses. Loth  ' arc given in  full  below.  MISCELLANEOUS.  An  electric  light was ordered  placed at  the corner of Raker and Cedar streets at  a-cost not to exceed $10.  An S-foot sidewalk was ordered laid on  the south side of Raker street, between  Hall  and Hendryx.  A ti-foot sidewalk was ordered laid on  Robson and Observatory streets and along  Kootenay street to Mines road, as petitioned for by 11. Bird and others at the  last meeting of the council.  The public works "committee reported selling a team of horses, harness, whiflle-  trees, and chain to N. D. Stewart for $200,  $100 of whicli was to bo paid on November  loth and the other $100 on December loth,  the city taking a chattel mortgage as  security; in addition to an order on the  Athabasca-Venus Mining Company.  At this stage of the proceedings a discussion arose as to the conduct of the city  officials, alderman Selous, Irving, Scanlan,  and Morrison-taking part, the mayor and  alderman Hamilton seemingly having no  interest in the matter. The discussion  ended by alderman Irving giving notice  that he, at the next meeting, would move  that collector McLeod be dismissed from  the service of the city. During the discussion which took place two of the aldermen claimed that everything that transpired at the meetings of the finance committee was repeated on the streets, and  that often the conversations were so magnified and distorted as to place the members of the committee in an unfavorable  light with some of their constituents.  Officials who did this should be dropped  from the city's payroll, and dropped so  sudden  that others would take warning.  edition, and in default of payment, the  offender may be committed lo the common  gaol or lock-up house of the County of  Kootenay or of the City of Nelson, there  to be imprisoned for any time lit the dis-  retion of tlie convicting police magistrate,  or justice of the peace, or other competent  authority, for a term not exceeding two  months and with or without hard labor,  unless such lino and penalty and costs,  including the costs of the committal and  conveyance to the said common gaol or  lock-up house are sooner paid.  S. The police magistrate, justice of the  peace, or other competent authority before  whom a prosecution is had for an offense  against this by-law or any provisions thereof may convict the offender on the oath  or affirmation of any credible witness and  shall award the whole or such part of the  penally or punishment imposed by tlie bylaw as he thinks fit, with the costs of  prosecution, and may by warrant under  the said hand and seal of the said police  magistrate, or justice of tho peace, or  other competent authority, or in case two  or more justices having jur'suieuo-j act  together then under the hand and seal of  one of them, cause any such pecuniary  penalty and cost, or costs only, if not  forthwith paid, to be levied by distress and  sale of the godds and chattels of the  offender.  9. In case of there being no distress  found out of which the penalty can be  levied, the police magistrate, justice of the  peace, or other competent authority may  commit the offender to the common gaol  or lock-up of the City of Nelson for the  term of two months or any part thereof.  Affection is often mistaken for love,  and so is passion.  A great and complete love between  the sexes embraces all three emotions  ���affection, love, passion. Mind, heart  and body all unite in this love.  But it does not come to every life.  Many natures are incapable of experiencing: it. Many women have affection  without passion; many men have passion wilhout affection.  Only when a man and a woman both  give the three-fold love can the emotion  he experienced in its purity and perfection. ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.  MORE COMPLICATIONS.  In  FORESHORE REGULATION .BY-LAW.  It is declared that all buildings of any  kind whatsoever now oil the foreshore of  the west arm of Kootenay lake, between  tlie west frontage of Ward street and the  eastern boundary line of Lot 95, Group 1,  and the land covered by the waters of the  said west arm of Kootenay lake for a  distance of 200 feet from extreme low-  water mark, except upon the land granted  to the Columbia & Kootenay Railway &  Navigation Company, and the Nelson Saw  & Planing Mills, Limited, being Lots 003  and G0I Group 1, Kootenay district, are  nuisances, and dangerous to the public  health, and the chief of police and sanitary inspector for tlie City of Nelson are  hereby authorized to take all necessary  steps-and proceedings to remove or cause  to be removed said buildings or any of  them.  Resolved, that the city clerk notify tho  Nelson Electric Tramways, Limited, that  the council is advised that the company's  franchise has been forfeited, and that the  company be requested to give some guarantee or undertaking as lo the future  carrying on of their tramway system in  Nelson, as to whether or not they intend  to give a permanent continuous service In  future.  MONEY  LOAN  BY-LAW.  Alderman Irving, who had given notice  that lie would introduce a by-law to raise  $I50,U00 to be used in installing a power  station ou Kootenay river, read a letter  from the city solicitor, in which an opinion  was given that if the money was to be  borrowed on the revenue from electric  lighting instead of on real estate taxation,  that a by-law fixing the rates to ho charged  for electric lighting should be passed lirst.  The council took the same view, and the  by-law, which is prepared, will 1)0 introduced at the regular mooting-of the council next Monday night.  OTHER BY-LAWS  Alderman   Morrison's   by-law   extending  the. city  limits  was  withdrawn   so  as   to  LAUNDRY REGULATION BY-LAW.  1. On and after the date of the; coming  into force of this by-law, no buildings in  the City of Nelson shall be used as a laundry whicli may prove to bo a nuisance.  2. On and after the date of the coming  into force of this by-law, laundries may  bo established, maintained and operated  in the City of Nelson within the following  described limits of the said City, namely;  on that part of the foreshore of the west  arm of Kootenay lake lying immediately  in front of Block seventy-four (74) of the  City of Nolson, and between Cedar and  Park streets of the said city, or any continuation of the said streets.  3. On and after the date of the coming  into force of this by-law no laundry shall  be operated within the City of Nelson,  unless the same is properly connected with  the city waterworks system as by the city  by-laws required, and with the city sewerage system and ample provision shall be  made to. the satisfaction of the city medical health officer for the drainage of all  slops and materials used in washing into  the sewers of the said city.  A. That all buildings used as public  wash-houses shall be fitted with proper  ventilating pipes or shafts of a size at  jpasl_j^hLcIjes -in_diameter,._which. shall  be carried above the main roof. The opening of such pipe or shaft shall be at least  20 feet from any opening or window in the  said building, or in any adjoining building,  so that al steam or odors may have free  access to tlie outer air.  5. That a hood be placed over each tub  or set of tubs or washing receptacles, of  sufficient size to envelope the same, and  shall he connected with the main pipe or  shaft by a pipe of sufficient capacity to  catch and convey away all steam or odors  arising from such tubs or washing receptacles.  U. On and after the dare of the coming  into force of this by-law no persons shall  wash, dry, or air clothes, linen, or other  materials of a like nature in the open air  in any part of the City of Nelson within  ���10 foot of any street or highway of the  said city.  7. Any person guilty of an infraction or  violation of any of the provisions of this  by-law, upon summary conviction before  the police magistrate of the city, a justice  of tho peace, or other competent authority,  for every such infraction or violation, the  fine and penalty of a sum not exceeding  one hundred dollars and the costs of pros-  HOW TO OVERCOME SELFISHNESS.  A man has propounded seven questions for my answering, which would  require a three-volume book were I to  fully express my Ideas regarding the  different subjects.  These are the questions:  1. How can we best overcome selfishness?  2. How can we learn to love our enemies?  3. Why is there so much evil in the  world today, and what will be the  result of it?  4. Do you believe in capital punishment.  5. Do you think the soul of man lives  after the body dies? If so, what is its  experience?  G. Do you believe God made a "Jack  for every Jill" on earth?  7. How many kinds of love are there  in existence?  1. You can best overcome selfishness  by saying every morning when you first  awaken, *'I am God's own reflection, created in His image. . I am unselfish, and  He will give me strength today to do exactly as I would be clone* by���in my  home, in my business, in public conveyances, at places of amusement."  Then watch yourself and work to carry  out that purpose. It will not he a task  whicli can be achieved in a day, week  or year. It must be done patiently  and persistently, and if you fail at  times you must not be discouraged to  re-begin. Neither can we reach the  perfect state of loving out* enemies, all  at once. Indeed, most of us will find,  that to obtain sufficient self-control to  treat our enemies kindly is as far -as we  can reach in one life.  2. The first step in this direction is  to realize that all wrongdoing, all cruel  acts wheih make people our enemies,  are the result of ignorance. If our  enemy is the most brilliant man on  earth, yet if he is unkind or disagreeable, he is ignorant of the great principles and truths of life which are all  based on love. Therefore be sorry for  him���do some act to make him ashamed  of his enmity. Follow the Hindoo philosophy���meet injustice with justice, and  falsehood with truth���evil with goodness, and perhaps your enemy will prove  to be a_ft'ieml.__These__aj,e_the_step.s_^p^  AvaFd-tlie-liigher plane of loving your  foes.  3. There is not as much evil in the  world as there was 100 years ago, he-  cause there is not as much ignorance.  The world grows better and will continue to as it grows more enlightened.  Read history and you will find my words  true. Our newspapers exploit evil-  doing today, and we imagine there is  more o_ it than really exists. There is  no society in the world so corrupt today as the courts of England and  France were a century or Lwo ago.  4. No man has a right to take another's life.  5. That which has always existed must  continue to exist. We are part and parcel of the Supreme Cause, and cannot  die���we only change form. Immortal  spirits exist all about us in various  stages of development, is my belief, and  God's messengers, our guardian angels,  arc always  at command.  6. I believe each soul on earth has  somewhere its sex mate���that mate may  not he found in this life, hut yet exists.  7. There are many kinds of love in the  world.  the    Celebrated     Cube-Lode-Cody-  Fractional-Colonial Suit.  The celebrated Cube Lode case, which.  was supposed to have been finished with  as far as Nolson was concerned, is again  to  the  front,  another Avrit, concerning  another claimant, having    been issued  here.    It is claimed    that    while    the  quartette of suits which came up before  chief justice Hunter, at the late sitting  of the supreme court here were being  heard, W.  G.  Clark located    the same  piece of ground under the name of the  Wild Rose Fractional.    He further had  the required amount of assessment work  done and is now applying for a certificate of improvement.    This application  is now adversed by J. Docksteader, the  nearest    applicant  as  regards  date  of  location to Clark.   In the earlier phase  of the case the holders of the    claim,  under the name of the Cody Fractional,  applied  for a certificate    of    improvements, this was adversed by the Cube  Lode    owners,  Copeland and Callahan.  When the suit was decided in favor of  the Cody Fractional, and before the certificate of improvements was issued, the  co-owners, Copeland and Callahan, commenced    an    adverse,  in  two separate  suits.      Meanwhile    the    ground     was  located by John Docksteader as the Colonial,  and  he also adversed the  earlier  application for a certificate.   Now, it is  alleged, that the latter claimant failed  to  do  the required    assessment    work  during the past yeaty and the property,  while the other    cases were going on,  was relocated, as previously mentioned,  by AV. G. Clark.    He    having also applied for a certificate of improvements,  his application is adversed    by    Docksteader,  v/ith    the ��� probability  of  the  other  intending owners  following suit  if the first adverse happens to be disallowed.    The    claim    was    originally  located in 1893, .but there seems to be  considerable uncertainty as to how many  people have located it since, and from  the way the complications are piling tip  it will probably be some time before it  belongs to anyone.      Taylor & O'Shea  are acting for Docksteader in  his  adverse'action against Clark.  A FABLE ON HOW COMFORTABLE HOMES  CAN BE TRANSFORMED INTO JUNK SHOPS  LSON   REAL   ESTATE  %��*:  ~��_.  ������.��.'���  ���_��i  ��������  .��'|V.  ���W  ..'{IV.  w  .����������������.  iji  ��.*v  .������ft.  w  .���.ft.  w  ���****���������  ..'���*.  o_��  #  #  fB*"  VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet, north frontage, between Josephine and Hall Streets,  unimproved.    Price, $1260 Cash.  BAKER STREET���Inside Lot 50x120 feet, south frontage, between Josephine and Hall Streets, unimproved. Price, $5,000, or will put lot against  permanent improvements to cost $5,000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet, north frontage/between Hall and  Hendryx Streets. Improvements, 5-room Cottage, with all conveniences.  Price,  $2,500.  For further particulars,  address or apply to  JOHN   HOUSTON,   Room 9,  Madden Block,  Nelson,  B. C.  ��fe��feife����ii��&J*&_*&^^  :*7  �����.���?  �����.���.�����  .t'4V.  ���'.*.�����  .>��������..  -��.���.�����  .�������  ���'.��.������  .<to.  ���'.���.�����  ���it'.  �����.��.��'  *��.��.�����  .'0v.  ?��T  i*i  ���'.*.�����  .�����_-.  ���?��?  *��i  ���'.tf  ���*���&  �����.��.��'  .if..  **"_*��  SO  BOOMS  A'l. Modern Conveniences  Special Hates to Tourists  E, E.  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor    Streets,     NELSON, B.C  '     I  t   ��� \ ��W~ ��K '���"* -"  _ **   ~A '  '*  TREMONT   HOUSE  European nnd American Plan.  "MealR in ctJ-.   1'ooiiih from 25 ct��. to $1.  Only Wliite Help ttmploy-'d,  JIALONK & T1S.K01M..U3,  Halicr St., N'olfion. Proprietors.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street,  Nelson.  The best $1 per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best.  G-. W- Bartlett - - Proprietor  HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON,  B.   C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND  OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  Imported  and Domestic Cigars,  Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles,  G.  B.  MATHEWS,   -    Proprietor  Once there was a Husband who was  stuck on Plain Living and Home Com-  lorts. He would walk around an Angel  Cake any old Time to get action on  some Farm Sausage. He was not very  strong for Romaine Salad or any Speckled Cheese left over from Year before  last, but he did a very neat Vanishing  Act with a Sirloin Steak, and he had the  Coffee come right along in a large Cup.  He refused to dally with the Dami-  Tasse. For this True American the  Course Dinner was a weak Invention of  the benighted Foreigner. When he  Squared up to his Food he cut out all of  the Trimmin__3.  This is'the kind of Husband who peels  his Coat in the Evening and gets himself all spread out in a Rocking Chair  with a fat Cushion under him.  He likes to wear old Velvet Slippers  with pink Roses worked on the Toes,  and the Heels run over.  Give him about two Cigars that pull  freely and a Daily Paper and he is Fixed  for the Season.  Along about 10.30, if he can connect  with a Triangle of Desicated Apple Pie  and a Goblet of Milk, he is ready to  sing back on the Husks, feeling simply  Immense.  Now this Husband had a Fireside that  suited him nearly to Death until the  Better Half began to read these Magazines that tell how to beautify the Home.  Her first Play was to take out all the  Carpets and have the Floors massaged  until they were as slick as Glass, so that  when the Bread-Winner stepped on one  of the Okra or Bokhara Rugs he usually  gave an Imitation of a Player trying to  reach Second.      "  He told her that he did not care to  live in a Rink, but what he said cut  very few Lemons with the Side-Partner. She was looking at the half-tone  Pictures of up-to-date Homes, and beginning to realize that the Wall Paper,  Steel Engravings and the enlarged Photographs . of Yap Relatives would have  to go.  One Day when the Provider struck the  Premises he found the Workmen putting  Red Burlap on the Walls of the Sitting-  Room.  "Why   the   Gunny-Sack?" he asked.  "Can't we afford Wall Paper?"  "Love of Art is the True Essence of  the Higher Life," said the Aesthetic and  she began to read in a Booklet bound  in the same Paper that the Butcher uses  when he wraps up a Soup Bone.  "Come again," said the Wage-Earner,  who was slow at catching these Ruskin  Twisters.  "This is Art Burlap and not the kind  that they use for sacking Peanuts," explained the Disciple of Beauty. "Abovo  the Burlap will be a Shelf of Weathered  Oak, and then above that a Frieze ofe  Blue Jimson Flowers. Then when we  draw all of the Curtains and light one  Candle here, it will make a Swell  Effect."  "I feel that we are going to be very  Happy," he said, and then he went out  -and sat behind the Barn, where he  could smoke his Pipe and meditate on  the Uncertainties of Life.  Next Day he discovered that she had  condemned his Rocking Chair and the  old-style Centre Table on which he used  to stack his Reading Matter and keep  a Plate of Apples handy.        ��  When he entered the improved and  modernized Living Room he found himself up against a Job Lot of Beauty,  and no mistake.  All the Furniture was straight up and  down. It seemed to have been chopped  out with an Axe, and was meant to hold  up Members of the Rhinoceros Family.  On the High Shelf was a Row of  Doub'le-Handed Shaving Mugs, crippled  Beer Steins, under-sized Coal Scuttles,  and various Copper Kettles that had  seen Better Days. '  "At last we have a Room^that satisfies every Craving in my Soul," said the  Wife.  "I am more than Satisfied," observed  the Treasurer. "I am delirious with Joy.  My only Regret is that an all-wise  Providence did not Mold me into a  Different Shape, so that I might sit  down in some of these Chairs. What are  those Iron Dinkuses sticking out from  the  Wall?"  "Those are Florentine Lanterns," she  replied, "and they are very Royqra.ftie,  even if they don't give any Light."'  Next she started in on the Dining-  Room.  Rule No. 1 for making Home more  Cheerful, is to put in a Shelf wherever  there is room for one. After which the  Shelf  is  loaded   down  with    Etruscan  Growlers and Antique Jugs.  The low-browed Husband could not  tell the difference between High Art and  Junk.  The female Bradleyite covered the  Walls with about -500 Plates, each with  a Blue Curly-Cut in it. They looked  very cheap to him until he received the  Bill, and then he learned that they  were Old Delft and came to ?11 apiece.  In fact, after bis Wife had been hunting the Second-Hand Places for a while  he learned that any article which happened to be old and shop-worn and  (iracked was the one that commanded  the Top Price.  She never let up until she had made  the whole House thoroughly Artistic.  I Her Women Acquaintances would  come in and she would show them the  Dark Oak Effects and the Sea-Green  Frescoes and the Monastery Settee with  the Sole-Leather Bottom in it, and the  Corroded Tea-Pot that she had bought  for $96, and the Table Spread made  from Overall Material, with just one  Yellow Poppy in the middle, and they  would have 37. different kinds of Duck-  Fits and say that it was Grand, and that  her Taste was simply Faultless. After  that she wouldn't care, what Husband  said. ���.���:..������  He was a fairly patient Man, and all  he complained of was that when he Sat  down he dislocated his Spine, while the  Brass Knobs wore black-and-blue Spots  on him; and the dining-room Table  should have had a couple of Holes for  him to put his Legs through; and he  couldn't find a Place in which to stretch  out; and he needed a'-Derrick in order to  move one of the Chairs; and at Night  when the Moonlight came into his Room  and he saw all the Bummy Bean-Pots  lined up on the Footboard and the Instruments of Toroure staring at him  from every corner of the Room, he  would crawl down under the Covers  and dream ot his Childhood Home, with  the old-fashioned Sofas and the deep  Rocking Chairs and the big Bureaus  that were meant to hold Things and  not to look at.  However, he was unable to arrest the  reaching-out after the Beautiful, for  only last Week she purchased a has-been  Clock���price  ?115.  Moral: There is -no.Place like Home,  and some Husbands are glad of it.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted by    Elecrlcity and  Heated  with  Hot Air.  ^totoi^/totototototototo to totototototototototototote  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.    ._.-,.  RATES $2 PER DAT  Mrs. E, C. Clarke,  -   Proprietress  Drink  ____a_HHaMHwa__H  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  REISTERER & COT  BREW��RS~  00-  _2_  Printing I  As a Work of Art.      I  OI"*  LAGER   BEER   AND   PORTER  Put up In Packages to suit the  Trade  Brewery   and   Ofllca   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson,  B.  C.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker  of  First-class  Hand-made   Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Postofllce Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed In all Work  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ���  STORE AND CHINA HALL, C0MB1NID  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 Oflice.  P.   O.   Box  SS8.     Phone  2G1A.  CERTIFICATE OP IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen   mineral   claim,    situate   In    the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay   District.     Where   located���Between  Forty-nine and Eagle creeks.  Tako notice that William  N.  Kolfe and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Free   Miners*   Certificate   No.   50021,   A.   E.   Hodgins.   exempt,  Intend,  sixty  days  from   the  date  hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of tho above  claim.  And further take notico that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Sth day ot September, A. D.  1902.  We   do all kinds of  ���PRINTING  0_.  0_  _t  1  IVII11 II IU  Si  except the poor kind.  Ot            11                                  1  ihmmm     Office Stationery,  fe  ^                                   1  ��                                   J  wm^W         Price Lists,  IttMlft    Circulars, Posters,  IliSlllH           Pamohlets  fe  fe  0_.  fe  0*.  or printed  matter of  0*\  any  description,   we  can   guarantee   you  Satisfaction   as to  00.  Quality and Price.  Si-  1 THE DAILY NEWS |  | Nelson. B. C. |  fytotototo'^tototototototo to totototototototototototofc  P. BURNS <$- CO.  ^!^���d^!l Meat Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt ami careful attention.  he Weekly Tribune  $1.00  A YEAR 4  The Nelson Tribune  J  r  j I*-.  i  It  !  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  LIMITED  IMPORTERS  AND  SHELF AND  DEALERS  HEAVY  IN  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland dement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tii-m^re and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON   B.C.  The Queen  Telephone 194  importer of  Own Make Plpea  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes ^^ a f�� .  ��Sl��5E���    H. J. PHAIB, Propr.     Qjtfgp  3tOP8  'luniish Cigarettes  Monopoi Cigarettes  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and G. B. JJ. Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  A J] brands of imported and domestic cigars  Wholesale and Retail  Tobacconist  MORLEY b CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co.,  Nelson, B.C.  Baker Street, NELSON,B.C.  ��� ���fr ���!�� ��t ������$������$��� ���_��� 4> -Z- <k &<$"&<&%������&���'%��� <&���%������ ^t";i"lb'i"i"i,'i' -b �������� ^^���^������{.���^^������{���^������f 'b-b  .       ��� A  *  ���***���  ���I-  *�����  ���**>  ���b  'b  ���b  ���*���  *  *  *  ���b  ���b  v  *  *  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���b  +  w. F. Teetzel & 60.  DEALERS IN  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICLI S.  PATENT   MEDICINES, "'  SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC.  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN .~~??xrr".^*^T&  ASSAYERS' FURNACES/  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND cMUFFLES,  CHEMICALS,  :~ CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  the largest Drug House  Be'ween Winnipeg and the Coast.  Corner Baker arid ME I QAM  Josephine Streets  Jl L LO UJl  *  -b  -b  ���b  -b  ���b  ���b  -b  ���Z-  A  ���b  -b  -b  ���b  ���b  *  'b  A  +  ���b  -b  -_���  1 *b *���* 'b -Z* -b ���Z* ���_��� ���!** *b -b -Z- 'b �������� *b *b -b -b ���J* -b *b -b *b *b *b *b *b *b -b -Z- *b *_��� *b 'b -b -b -b *b  ������������������������������4  >..........................................  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  I want you all to know that my various  lines of goods for this Xmas is larger than  over. While in the east I visited the largest  houses and purchased goods that are strictly up-to-date. I will lie.in a position to sell  as reasonable as you can buy anywhere in  the east. I want everyone to call and inspect my stock. You must remember that  by buying here you are leaving your money  in your own country. Artd.you know what  yoii are buying. I guarantee all goods to  be the best quality and if not as represented I will gladly return your .money.  Jacob Dover, The Jeweler  c  m  T��� ������ :  : :  ~n~-2 -v0s. *>i     17<vM     /^Ml-r "Worcestershire Sauce, pints 15c  -PPlCeS    bOV     Ullly Pineapple,   per  can   20c  Baking Powders, 12 oz. can 20c  ^^���k___   _-^.        ^f Y _T _-^. _-^ "1 _.      Soal��.  eIBlit bars  for 25c  ���     in Ck          \��%fi    &*W^ _kV        Best Novelty Mixed Candy, 2 lbs...25c  WlAV WW     V/V/XV      Condensed Milk, 10 cans $1  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  Last night was the one night in the year  when boys and girls are allowed to play  pranks with gates that are moveable.  . Robert Todd of Vancouver is at the  Grand Central. He is making a trip through  Kootenay sizing up its resources and future  prospects.  R. F. Green, M. P. P., pased through  Nelson on his way home from a trip to the  coast. "Bob" did not know a thing about  politics any more than that ex-premier  Martin was in a hospital suffering from a  sore leg.  The Michigan men outvoted the local  men at a general meeting of the Northwestern Development Syndicate, Limited,  a company whose head office is in Nelson.  None of the local men are on the new  board of directors.  Fred Irvine ���& Co. expect to have their  new quarters ready to move into on or  about the loth of this month. In the meantime, they are advertising special sales  before moving. An announcement of the  second of these special sales., appears in  today's Tribune.  The executive of the local Conservative  Association have decided to rent suitable  premises for headquarters and piace one  of the faithful in charge, to the end that  the boys .can have a place to meet and  recount the victories of the past and plan  victories that are to be won.  James Anderson, who was stationed at  Nelson in the early days as travelling  freight agent of the Canadian Pacific, and  who has been general agent of that company at Seattle for a number of. years, has  resigned and entered the employ of the  Wisconsin Central. He is succeeded by W.  C.   Gardiner  of Vancouver.  ' H. C. Killeen, provincial inspector of  roads and trails, went over the new Porcupine crek road at Ymir this week, and  pronounces it a good piece of work. On  Friday he went to New Denver to take a  look at the bridge that is being built across  Carpenter creek at that place.  Government agent Chipman and road  superintendent Moore of Slocan riding were  on the north side of the outlet on Thursday and, settled the question of how the  $500 appropriated for building a road along  the north shore should be expended. A  settler named Shannon was given the fore-  manship of one section of the proposed  road, and ranchman Duncan A. McDonald  was put in charge of the other section.  The ladies who take an interest in the  public library have aranged for a ping-  pong tournament, to be held on the 11th,  12th, and 13th instants. All those wlio wish  to enter should send theirnames to Mrs.  McCulloch. secretary of the Nelson Library  Association, not later than- 3 p. m. on  Friday, the 7th. The entry fee will bo 50  cents for each event; mixed doubles 25  cents each player. The open events will  be men's singles, ladies' singles, and mixed  doubles. _The hA^-^g_:P___krc-._g_ji___?_.^D^*-e_'-'_  ladies'~slngles7~gtrTs single_7~ooy's singles,  and  men's  doubles.  FRED IRVINE <Sc CO. *  *  Tf  Tf  _&,  Tr  Tr  Tf  %  00^*  Tr  -**  _2__  Tf  _^,  Tf  Tr  7r  Tf  -&  Tf  Tf  __g*i  Tf  Tf  Tf  _&,  Tf  Second Special Sale Before floving  10 I  DISCOUNT  FOR CASH  ONLY  DURING COMING WEEK  We Will Offer 10 Per Cent Discount  in the Following Lines  DRESS GOODS, COSTUME CLOTHS,  DRESS SILKS, BLOUSE SILKS, KID  GLOVES, LACES, EMBROIDERIES,  DRESS TRIMMINGS, RIBBONS, FLANNELETTE, CA^HMLRE AND B JjK  BLOUSES.  MILLINERY DEPARTMENT. ��� WE  OFFER BARGAINS IN LADIES'  READY - TO- WEAR HATS AND THE  BALANCE OF PATTERN HATS AT  COST TO CLEAR, BEFORE MOVING  INTO OUR NEW PREMISES.  10 7  ���^^���^   /o  DISCOUNT  FOR CASH  ONLY  -te-  yte-  **���  *  FRED IRVINE & CO.  *te-  -te-  ^i^^.i^*^iMM^^^^^1^^i^^^^ **%���* **%���*���**���****%'*%���% -%-%-iM_-  and the freight" rate from Okanagan  points to Nelson is 45 cents a hundred.  A box weighs 50 pounds, and it takes  3 1-2 boxes to make a barrel. So it  will be seen that by the time the Okanagan apple is in the dealer's warehouse  at Nelson it will, have cost the dealer  about the same as the Ontario apple..  The price paid the Okanagan farmer  for his fruit is not known here, but the  cost of the box in which it is packed is  8 cents, which makes the price 2S cents  for a barrel, as against 25 cents in Ontario. Chinese labor is cheaper than  white labor, so that packing the fruit  costs the Okanagan dealer less than it  costs the Ontario buyer. The chances  are the Okanagan farmer and fruit  dealer make just: a trifle more than the  Ontario farmer arid apple buyer. ,  WHERE THE MONEY: HAS GONE.  Since the 1st day of July last, the date  on which the money appropriated for roads  and trails became available for the financial year ending June 30th, 1903, the following expenditures have been made in  Nelson riding:.  In the neighborhood of Ymir���  Porcupine Creek.wagon road...'.'..$ 0,000 00  PHONE 161  Houston^ Block, kelson  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Crocers and Provisions Dealers  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders by Mail receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  E. C -TRAVES, Manager, K.-W-C. Blk., Nelson  ppi   If^MITP Tl\e Strongest and Best fxplosive in, the Market  Manufactured by the HAMILTON  POWDER  COMPANY  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JII.,  District Mgr., Nolson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Crade Explosives, Sporting, Mining ar\d Blasting Powder  TELEPHONE   117.  Work   Called   for  an-.t   Returned..  Boot arid Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  H. LAWRENCE  All  Work  Done  in  Thorough  and   Wt/Mi-  maalike Manner.  GALT  COAL  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS  Terms Spot Cash  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone 265 linker Street.  ..���������.���������������������������������������........  MARKET WELL SUPPLIED.  Never in its history has there been  such a display of apples as can now be  seen in Nelson. Most of the fruit comes  from the orchards in the Okanagan, but  a sprinkling is beginning to show up  from Ontario. There is so little difference in the cost of the fruit, that probably later on the. Ontario fruit will have  the call. A dealer who Is posted gave  The Tribune the following facts regarding the trade:  He  says  that  different methods  are  pursued in ^preparing the fruit for market.   In Ontario, the apple buyer make,  his rounds among the farmers and purchases their crop at so much per barrel,  the farmer being required to pick the  crop and haul the pack from his farm  to  the  nearest railway    station.    The  buyer furnishes the barrels and does the  packing.   When the crop is a good one  in Ontario, the head packer, who is employed by the buyer, culls the inferior  fruit and the consumer gets a uniformly  good apple.   When the crop is not large,  the head packer does no culling, and the  inferior apple goes to the bottom of the  barrel and is sold along with the choice,  which is always on the top.   This is one  of the tricks of the trade, with which  the farmer has nothing whatever to do.  The apple buyer then sells to the dealer,  who ships to the best market, much of  the Ontario fruit going to Great Britain.  Tl\is  year  the  Ontario  farmer is  paid  $1.25 a barrel for his crop.    The barrel  costs the buyer 25 cents and packing the  fruit  25   cents  more,  and  he  makes a  profit of 25 cents in the turn over; the  dealer  makes  another    25    cents,  and  apples are quoted  at $2.25  a barrel in  carload lots at points in Ontario.    Add  Ihe   freight,    and     the    Ontario  apple  costs  the dealer at Nelson  about $4.25  a barrel by the time    they are in the  warehouse.  In the Okanagan country the farmer  delivers his apples at tho warehouse of  the dealer and is paid so much a hundred pounds. The dealer furnishes the  boxes and does the packing, as a rule  Chinese being employed as packers. The  price at the warehouse is 90 cents a box,  North Pork Wild Horse creek   Quartz  Creek  trail...   Wilcox  mine  wagon  road.   Ymir Mines .road....   Whitewater Creek trail    Porto Rico road.. ,   In the neighborhood of Salmo���  Yellowstone   wagon   road   In the neighborhood of Erie���    '  North Pork Salmon bridge   Champion  Creek  trail   In the neighborhood of Nelson-  Bird   Creek   trail...........   Granite Mines road   Mountain   station   road..   Cottonwood Creek road    Sandy Creek cutoff road...........  Eagle Creek trail..   Sidewalks in Fairview    In the neighborhood of Creston���  Main road east   Main  road  north   Main  road   west   Summit   Creek   trail   =Gorn"z-Creek^trail7;.....rr?7";Tr.T:.T  . 2S0 35  2S0 35  . 800 00  . 1,415 77  . 100 00  DO 00  .$ 1,095 74  .$ 213 25  40 00  .$. 342,25  2S 00  59 25  5G9 31  321 3S  15 00  . 55 00  Duck Creek bridge   In the neighborhood of Kitchener-  Russell Creek trail.-. ....$  In the neighborhood of Sanea���  White Grouse Mountain trail $  La Prance Creek trail   Grey's   Creek   trail   In the neighborhood of Waneta���  Trail-Say ward   road   customers with this-wholesaler. The lines  on which the trade has gone to coast points  have been heavy and bulky articles."  Beiieveing the question of sufficient Importance to warrant an enquiry, as Nelson  has been discriminated against just as  Spokane has, a Tribune journalist called  at the general offices of the Canadian Pacific in Nelson and was informed by I-I. E.  Macdonnell, district freight agent, that the  Spokane Review had been misinformed;  that no such action as outlined above had  been taken by the American roads. The  "Kootenay Rate" sheet included Tacoma,  Seattle, Everett, Victoria, Vancouver, and  Westminster as'coast common points, and  Nelson, Rossland, and'all points reached  by rival roads as common points in Kootenay. This sheet has been withdrawn in  order to issue two "sheets. One sheet will  include common points on the south side  of the international boundary line; and the  other, common points on the north side  of the line. The same old discrimination  will be continued against Spokane and  Nelson in favor of Seattle and Vancouver,  although it is not possible to make railway men call it by that name.  The Spokane Review of yesterday repeats  its assertions of Thursday regarding the  change in rates from common coast points  to points north of Spokane on the 'Spokane  Falls & Northern railway, as will be seen  by the.following: "The discontinuance of  through rates from Portland and the coast  points over the Spokane Falls & Northern  become effective November 1. After that  date all shipments to points in Washington  north of Spokane from Portland and the  coast will take the rate to Spokane plus  the local rate from Spokane to destination.  As a result all commodities shipped from  there in less than car lots will take a rate  from 10 to 25 cents higher than the rate  out of Spokane."  The Tribune will have to re-interview tho  officials in the general offices of the Canadian Pacific at Nelson, in order to get the  latest from their standpoint in this most  important question to the merchants of  Kootenay.  MET AND ELECTED OFFICERS.  There, was a well-attenaed meeting last  night of those interested in the success of  the proposed Agricultural and Industrial  Association. The meeting was called for  the purpose of electing officers and the  result was as follows: W. A. Galliher  and John Houston, two politicians, were  elected honorary presidents; James Johnstone, president; E. C. Traves, vice-president; J. E. Annable, secretary; John J.  Malone, treasurer; and the following  named directors: W. J. Wilson, James  Tarry, Chris Morrison, Edward Ferguson,  W. J. Holmes, Fred Starkey, J. A. Kirkpatriek, A. R. Sherwood, W. A. Thurman,  AV. G. Gillett, James McPhee, A. D. Emory,  Harry Wright, David McCreath, Jacob  Dover, and A. B. Shannon. Several ballots  were taken, at which 42. votes were cast.  Among the officers are a number of men  who know something: .about'horses, and it  would not be surprising if a good racetrack' would be one of the results of the  organization   of   the   association.  Bulbs  Just Received a Fine Line of  Healthy Bulbs for Fal'  Planting,  including*  I'Ai  CARNEGIE. THE DONOR.  London, Oct. 31.���The statue of John  Bright, which has just .been placed in  the house of commons, is the gift of  Andrew Carnegie.  CUSTOMS  RECEIPTS  INCREASE.  Montreal, Oct. 31.���The customs receipts of the port of Montreal for October show an increase of $135,000, as  compared with October of last year.  CALLAS  OXALI5  CROCUS  HYACINTHS  MAMMOTH FRESIAS  NARCISSUS  SNOWDROPS  TULIPS  LILIUM HARRISH  $    472 4S  Total    $15,193 (il  From the above figures it will be seen  that the town of Ymlr has had $S,SS3.27 expended In its neighborhood; Creston, $1,107.-  78; Kitchener, $495; Sanca and Pilot Bay,  $520.90; Waneta, $472.48; Salmo, $1,095.74;  Erie, $295.25; Nelson, $1,393.19. In addition  to the amounts already expended, work  that will cost about $1,500 more has been  authorized done or recommended to bo  done.  NOTHING   IN   IT.  The  following  appeared  in  the  Spokane  Review of Thursday:   "Seattle jobbers will  hereafter be unable to do business in the  country north of Spokane on the Spokane  Falls  &  Northern  railway  line.    What  is  known as the "Kootenay Rate"  has been  discontinued by the S. F. & N.   Under this  rate Seattle shippers  could  land goods in  the   country   north   of   Spokane   at   lower  rates of freight than Spokane jobbers must  pay.   The rate Included all classes of goods  shipped locally from Seattle to S. F. & N.  points, and was mode by that road alone.  The freight rate to Spokane from the east  is in most instances equal  to the rate  to  Seattle added to the rate from Seattle to  Spokane.   The S. F. & N. has hitherto been  allowing Seattle shippers a rato less than  that   which   Spokane   Jobbers   must   pay.  The result was that in many lines the coast  dealers   could  undersell   those  in   business  here.    Under   the  new  arrangement  coast  dealers  must  pay  the  tariff  rate  to  Spokano  and   the   regular   rato   from   here   to  the point of destination.    With the handicap of the long haul their goods must take,  this   means   that   thoy  will   be  driven   out  of this territory.    Local jobbers slate that  they havo been selling a great many lines  of goods In  this territory,  in spite of the  disadvantages   under  which   they   labored,  this   being   overcome   by   the   far I   that   a  large amount of time was saved and incon-  nce avoided  by  the proximity uf tho  Snaps In  Groceries  To Have  Satisfactory  Results  The ingredients must be good to start  with. Quality is a point worthy of emphasis,  that's what we study.  After Quality comes the problem of low  prices; and we certainly lead them all in  giving the best values.  If you doubt our efforts to supply your  wants in a satifactory manner, visit our  store and give us a trial order.  For the Next Few Days  in Order to  Reduce Some Lines  We Will Offer  in Exchange for  $1.00  Any of the  Following Options  Get Them While the Stock is  Fresh.  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd.  SNAPS TW SNAPS  I venien  t. s. Mcpherson,  LEADING GROCER  K. W. C. BLOCK NELSON  Phone No 10  NI3LSON MINERS* UNION, NO. 90, W. F.  M.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.S0  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. AVage  scale for Nelson district: Machine  miners, $:i.R0; hammcrsmen, $3.25; mine  laborers, $'!. Thomas Roynan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting  brelhern cordially invited.  Sunlight Soap 20 Bars  Linen  Soap 30 Bars  Royal Crown Soap 25 Bars  Baby's  Own  Toilet  Soap 12  Bars  Oatmeal Toilet Soap 15 Bars  Gold Dust Toilet Soap 25 Pkgs  Crosse & Blackwell's Jams.5 1-lb glass jars  Jam and Jelly  ....2 5-lb Tins  Salmon .*: 12 Tins  Catsup G Bottles  Blueberries  10 Cans  Strawberries   6 Cans  Raspberries    6   Cans  Peaches G Cans  Pears  G Cans  Plums 6   Cans  Gooseberries 6 Cans  Cream 12 Cans  Milk   12 Cans  Evaporated  Pears   10 lbs  Evaporated Peaches  10 lbs  Evaporated Prunes  15 lbs  Evaporated Figs  20 lbs  Corn Meal    50  lbs  Cod Fish   12 lbs  Starch,  Laundry 15 Pkgs  Pork and Beans 15 Cans  Assorted Spices  12 Cans  Excelsior Tea   3  lbs  Malt Breakfast Food 7 Pkgs  Rock Candy  Syrup 7 Bottles  Cream  of  Wheat G  Pkgs  J. A. KIRKPATRICK  & Co. Ltd.  STILL  Salt Mackerel, 12-oz. fish.. ..30c each  Norwegian Herring, large ..35c per doz.  Smoked Herring, 50 in box ..25c per box  Condensed Milk, 15 cans for $1.00  Mushroom Ketchup     10c per bottle  Pickles,  pint  bottle    10c each  IVJorrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phone 134  Tremont  Block,   Baker St.  They Have Arrived!  You Must See Them!  They are 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. Tou may  with perfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailor  TRRMONT BLOCK,  BAKER  ST.,  EAST.  He   will   give   you   the   stylish   cut   and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. C_


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