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 Jjlelsotr  tribune  Saturday Morning, October 18, 1902  PROMINENT MINING MAN PREDICTS THAT KOOTENAY WILL TEEM WITH PROSPERITY  BUTTE POWDER PRIGES COMPARED WITH PRIGES PREVAILING AT NELSON  Tho arguments used by pessimistic  mine managers, like Edmund B. Kirby  and Bernard McDonald of Rossland, in  their endeavor to show that mining in  British Columbia is carried on under  great difficulties, difficulties that are not  natural but artificial, are not always  based on facts.;, One of these artificial difficulties is taxation. They claim  that the mining industry pays more than  its proportion of direct taxation, and  that in addition it is unduly taxed  through the tariff.  Bernard    McDonald and Edmund B.  Kirby  have    stated  that  mining companies  at  Butte,  Montana,  get 40  per  cent dynamite for 8 1-2 cents a pound,  and this statement has heen taken up  and reiterated by.men who do most of  their  mining  in  hotel  lobbies.    Butte,  Montana, is the largest mining camp in  America.   It is situated in what is called  "neutral territory," that is, territory in  which both the Eastern and the Western   powder    companies     meet   on . an  equality  as  far  as  freight  rates  enter  into the cost of powder.    One conmany  that operates at Butte buys more powder  in one  month    than all the  companies   operating  in  southeastern  British Columbia put together.   The Amalgamated Copper Company at Butte uses  250.000 pounds of dynamite a month, as  against 25,000 pounds used by the Le Roi  mino at Rossland.    Dynamite   (40  per  cent)  is selling at Butte today in carload lols at $13.10 per 100  pounds;   in  10,000-pound   lots  at  $13.00:     in  5,000-  pound lots at $13.S5; in 2,000-pounrt lots  at $14.10;    and in 1,000-pound   lots at.  $14.35.    The  same  grade of powder is  selling in Nelson, a point that has no  advantages' in freight rates, at $13.72 in  carload    lots,   or   02   cents  a   hundred  pounds, higher than in Butte, where-a  carload is used as against a 10-box lot;  in Nelson.  It is just possible that there is a difference in the prices of some kinds of  mining machinery and some kinds of  timber used in mining at Rossland as  compared with Butte, but accurate comparative prices of these supplies nave  not yet been obtained by The Tribune,  but as soon as they are obtained The  Tribune will  print them.  FOUR FEET OF SOLID ORE.  Word conies from Sandon that "Phil"  Hickcy has struck four feet of galena  in one of tbe lower levels of the Ivanhoe  mine. The Ivanhoe is owned by the  Minnesota      Silver    Company,    whose  shareholders are residents of the United  States, none of whom are writing letters  to the press expressing dissatisfaction  with the laws of British Columbia. With  new strikes in mines like the Ivanhoe  and a $10 freight rate on zinc ore to  Kansas, the Slocan will teem with prosperity within a year.  PREDICTS PROSPERITY.  Byron N. White, one of the largest  owners in the Slocan Star mine at Sandon, was in Nelson this week. Few  men are better posted as to the conditions in this country, and few are more  sanguine regarding its .future. As is  well known, the Slocan ore and the  Ainsworth ore carry zinc. Some of the  ore of these. two districts carries so large a percentage of zinc that  it will not pay to ship to local smelters,  and some of it, when shipped, has such  large deductions for penalties on its  zinc percentage that the profits are materially reduced. An effort is being  made to overcome these difficulties, and  it is in a fair way to turn out successful.  If a $10-a-ton rate for freight can be  obtained between Kootenay points and  Iola, Kansas, where a zinc smelter is  in successful operation, one of the difficulties will be overcome. There are  hundreds of claims scattered throughout West Kootenay in which the showings are such as would interest capital  if only it could be shown that the values  in tlie ore could be saved. The values  are there, and they can be saved in  Kansas, if only the railways will make  a freight rate that will leave the mine-  owner a profit.  Mr. White predicts that Kootenay will  within a very short time have a greater  measure of prosperity than it has ever  had, and the prosperity will be largely  due to working mines that produce zinc  ere.  Preparations are being made for testing the practicability of the Edison electric, process on the ores of the Slocan to  extract the zinc. If this is found practicable it.means a great deal for the  Kootenays generally. In most of the  Slocan ores the percentage of zinc is  very high, and instead of this being the  detriment it has proved heretofore, may  be found to add materially to the.yalue  of the'ore. Tlie nesv system involves  the roasting of the ore by the Edison  system, to extract the zinc, which will  then be available for shipping to the  zinc works of the states, or it may be  that    eventually    such    works will be  \  no  t?  ...    ELEVATION . on _VE{_.NCN_LiSJ).  PUBLIC BUILDING���New Postoffice and Custom House at Nelson, Nearing Completion.  established here.    One of the great advantages of the system is that the ore  can be treated at the mine or at some  central point, and would not have to be  taken to the smelters  until  after the  heretofore refractory zinc had been extracted.    The zinc experts who visited  the properties on which the experiments  are to be made shortly, expressed the  opinion that such treatment is entirely  practicable and should   be very profitable.    It will be remembered that the  project of shipping the ore direct without  treatment  to  the zinc works  was  found  to  be  impossible   owing  to   the  high freight rates that would have to  be paid to the railways, but the system  proposed will do away with this besides  building up another industry here. The  results    of   tbe   experiments   will   be  awaited with the greatest interest. The  process  is said  to be  a comparatively  inexpensive one, which more than pays  for itself in the lessening of bulk alone  of the ore.  WELL-KNOWN  MINING  MAN.  William  Springer,  who  is  known  in  more mining camps in North America  than any other' man who ever played a  game of "sluff,"    was in Nelson    this  -week as a witness in the famous Cube  Lode mining case.    "Bill" came direct  from Nome to Nelson, having left the  far-northern town on the 2nd instant.  He went north last summer along with  Albert Allen, a Spokane lawyer who has  quit the law to make a fortune at mining.    "Bill" and Allen did not make a  fortune at Nome,  all  because the machine they took along to do the work  would not work.    The experience cost  just. $10,000,  but    the money was  not  "Bill's," and it wasnt' Allen's,    lt was  "Pete" Larson's and John Finch's, who  made it operating mines in the Coeur  d' Aleries, where lead brings three and  a-half a hundred.   The machine is still  at Nome, where it will remain.    "Bill"  says Nome is a good town and the country is also good, although the weather  is not as good as it is in Kootenay.  Mr. Springer was roreman at the  Freddie Lee mine, in the Slocan, when  it was the only .mine in that famous  district shipping..'���".ore; He also had  charge of the Second Relief mine, near  Erie. when, it was, beingt.de,yelp.T)ed.,/He.  had a fortune in sight'-at Rossland in  the spring of '95, but was beat out of it.  He owned the No. 1, a claim adjoining the War Eagle group. In the fall  of '94, he told a supposed friend he  could have it for $1,500, and the option  was claimed the next year, when tho  boom was on at Rossland. The case  went to court, and "Bill" lost, the ? 1,500  he got just about squaring his lawyer  for his time and trouble.  "Bill," although he has not acquired  riches, is as young looking as he was ten  years ago, and is just as liberal and  twice as good-natured. Springer creek  at Slocan City is named after him, and  may he live as long as its waters run.  FINE SPECIMENS OF ORE.  Slocan Drill, 17th:   "T. J. Raty is exhibiting some remarkably   fine   specimens of ore, which he brought   down  from the Port Hope.    The    claim ad- ,  joins the Phoenix group, on Erin mountain, and is owned by himself,  Harry  Fife, and J. G. McCallum.    They have  two men working on the claim and a  new exposure of ore has been made, and  it is a dandy.   A*shaft was sunk 12 feet  through the wash and caught the vein,  opening at once on to -. a*paystreak ot  ten inches of solid ore.   It carries much  iron   pyrites     and     smJall   bunches   ot  antimonial silver, making the ore very-  high grade.   In the No. 1 shaft a depth  of 25 feet has been gained, carrying ore  all the way down, and having 14 inches  exposed  at  the  foot.    A small  sample  shipment  lo  Nelson    gave  114  ounces  silver and $lG.gold per ton.   A number  of open cuts have   shown the lead in  several  places,  all  combining to  make, '  the Port Hope a very promising claim.  WILL BE _ MILLING    NEXT MONTH.  It is' expected that the Iraniway:l,coii*j*-  necting the Venue niihe with the Atha.-   ;  basca mill will be completed-7 by   the*   '  middle of  next month. . When this is -���  done  manager    Gracey,  of the recon- "-��.  structed     Athabasca-Venus     company,-; "-  says he will be in shapeTtb keep the teh.*,^  stamps of the Athabasca crushing Venus  ore   for  many    months: to  come.   The  foreman of the Venus    has expressed  himself as highly pleased with the appearance of  the    property,  and  everything indicates .that the.   stockholders  will get a good return on the money,  they, have embarked in their venture.  7 SLOCAN ORE SHIPMENTS.  ��� Last-week the Payne mine at Sandon  shipped 100 tons of ore, the Ivanhoe 20,  Sunset 21, American Boy 21, Bosun 20,  Wonderful 15, Silver Glance 43, Ruth!  124, Antoine 44, and R. E. Lee 44.  City Solicitor's Opinion on Forfeiture of Tramway Franchise  The Mayor Was Told That He Had Neglected One of His Duties  The meeting of Nelson's eity council on  Monday night was an important one in  several respects. One of the respects in  which it was important'was the fact that  mayor Fletcher had no backing on any of  tlie several contentious questions considered^ One   of   the .contentious   riuesUqns  was the opinion delivered on behalf of tlie  city solicitor declaring that the Nelson  Electric Tramways, Limited, had forfeited  its franchise to operate ears on tlie streets  of Nelson. The opinion was a surprise  to (lie mayor. Another matter dealt with  was the receipt from tlie provincial government of deeds for the foreshore land lying  along the water front from the west side  line of Ward street east to tlie city limits,  nnd for a piece of land known as the clt>  park.- This land was llrst applied for during the Turner regime; afterwards tlio  Semlin government was nskod for it, and II  was only secured at the Inst session of the  legislature.  Tlio llrst business taken up whs the report of the finance committee, it recommended  that  the  following  ACCOUNTS   III.   ORD13RED   PAID:  Kootenay Electric Supply and Construction Company   ? "'fil 21  Ashdown Hardware Company    25 71  Georgo   F.   Motion  50  F. J. Bradley & Company  100  ���P. Burns & Company ��� :! '10  Charles Jeffs    -I 00  T.  S.  McPherson     ISO  W.  F.  Toots-el & Co  2 25  Spokane Northern Telegraph Co  IIS  Klcctric  Dispatch  Messenger  Co.... 1 35  Canada Drug &  Book  Co  '1 90  Brnckmnn-Ker Milling Co  75 70  William Hunter & Co  50  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills, Ltd.. 17123  Nelson   Postofllce  13 00  Kinrade  & Munroe  1120  Grant & McLean    C 95  Jolin   Richardson  4 00  Kootenay Lake Telephone Co  IS 45  E.    K.' Strachan  4 00  Ludlow_ VAbLe_.��_-._l'fa_;_liri._g__(..0* ��� __ ____���  West Kootenay Power & Light Co.. KM 79  W. R. Jarvis  190  C.   P.   R.  Telegraphs  9 57  The  Daily News  1100  II. D. Ashcroft   27 OS  C.   P.- R  3 00  II.   Byers   <*.   Co  10 74,  Nelson   Hardware   Co  IB 50  Nolson Freighting & Transfer Co... 41 75  I"..   T.   Fnrrington  0 10  II. T. Steelier   11 20  M.'  Murphy     12 00  I. Holland       0 90  Jacob   (.'I'een      5 00  Total $ 1,1.18 59  Tlie  committee also  made   the  following  RECOMMENDATIONS:  1. That the secretary of the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital Society be requested  to furnish the council with a list of tlie  names of city patients treated in the hospital during this year, stating the number  of days treatment and the cost thereof.  2. That the collector be instructed to take  proceeding for the immediate colectlon of  nil license fees in arrears.  3. That owing to the Illness of the city  clerk, and seeing that tlie collector's rolls  have not been completed, your committee  rocommond that the city procure the services of an extra clerk to do the work.  At the same time, this committee is of the  opinion   that  if  this  work  had  been   pro  perly handled earlier in the year that  there would have been no necessity for an  additional clerk.  When Clause 1 was read alderman Hamilton wanted to know why it was the city  had so largo a number of patients In the  Kootenay Lake general hospital, but the  mayor could not an  The second clause was allowed to stand  without debate, but the fact is significant  that two prominent and well-paid city  officials and the long-hand "journalist  are all three carrying on business contrary  to  tlie License By-Law.  Tlie third clause was not at all to the  liking of tlie mayor, for It was a direct  censure on his management of tlie city's  business affairs, and he rather heatedly  resented alderman Scanlan's remarks  that there was always some excuse for  failures to keep the city's work up to date.  Lust year the excuse was that tho city  ollice was overcrowded; this year the excuse is that the time or the cily clerk is  devoted to entertaining callers.  The mayor intimated that alderman Scanlan did not know what he was talking  about, as he wns not a member of the  council  last year.  Alderman Scanlan replied that he followed the proceedings of the council, even  when he was not a member of it.  The mayor tried to mako it appear that  the real cause of the delay in preparing the  tax notices and the colector's roll was because of the council's delay la passing  the tax rate by-laws.  This was resented by alderman Hamilton,  who said the passage of the by-laws was  a mere matter of form; that the tax rate  was settled a month before the by-laws  wero  finally  passed.  The   report   was   adopted   on   motion   of  alderman Selous, seconded by alderman  Scanlan.  TRAMWAY    COMPANY'S    FRANCHISE.  The city solicitor's opinion regarding the  franchise of the Nelson Electric Tramways,  Limited, was read, as follows:  The Mayor and City Council���Gentlemen:  ^liav~e^l?e^ii^'cqtr^  in a written opinion with regard to  whether the Nelson Tramway Company  have or have not forfeited their franchise, and in regard to this there are  two very important points to consider:  First���As to whether the words "in any  one year" contained in section p, of the  by-law and contract, mean a calendar  year or a contract year,  And secondly, as to whether " a period  of two months" mentioned in said section  is  two  consecutive  months.  Taking them in their order, the first  question that confronts one is: from what  time does the thirty-live years' franchise  granted date, and in my opinion it dates  from the 29th day of July, ISiffl, and would  expire thirty-live years from that time,  and the thirty-live years there, mean contract years, and not calendar years.  The next question then Is, does the time  limit during which they need not run cars  in any one year, refer to any one contract  year or any one calendar year.  At first blush it would seem reasonable  to construe it to mean in any one year  of their contract years, but I find a lino  of cases of which I will cite one, namely  Gibson vs. Barton, reported in 4-1 Law  Journal, magistrates cases, at p SI, In which  the term "once at least in every year" was  unanimously held by the court of appeal  in England, to moan "once in every calendar year."  In this action the effect of thoso words  as laid down in See. 2C of the Companies'  Act, 1S62 (English) was held as I said, to  mean calendar year.  It was urged by Matthews on behalf of  the appellants, that as tho company was  registered on the 31st day of July, 1S72,  that the_words__"ln every_year" meant in  every year dating from the birth of the  company, and not every calendar year,  but the court held otherwise and Bluek-  burne J., in his judgment disposes of the  point in these words, "We do not think  that the fact that the company had been  constituted on one particular day In a former year makes the year relate to that  date, but It means In the year of Our Lord,  a calendar year, the year between the  llrst of January and tho thlrly-llrst day  of December, both days Inclusive." and  with this view the other judges agreed.  Now can this ease be distinguished from  the present, and at first It struck me thai  this case, being one where the interpretation of words in a legislative enactment  was In question, might be in a different  position lo a case of contract, but on more  mature deliberation, I fall to distinguish  between  them.  Jn the case of Gibson vs. Barton the  company received certain privileges by  complying with the enactments of the  Companies' Act. In the present ease the  Tramway Company receive certain privileges by reason of a by-law or enactment  of the City of Nelson, and a contract entered into in pursuance of that by-law, and  after giving tho matter my best consldera-  iton, I have come to the conclusion that  it Is a calendar year that is meant, though  I admit it is a point which Is open to argument.  Willi    regard    to   the   second   point   for  consideration, namely, the meaning of the  term "a period of two months in any one  year" I have satisfied myself from a perusal of the section before referred to, both  in the by-law and in the contract and of  the by-law and contract as a whole, and  taking into account the fact that the  words   are   embodied   in   a   sectionwhich  ONTARIO'S JOURNALISM.  Sandon Paystreak: Ontario newspaper., are setting up a nowl because magazines and newspapers from the United  Slates aro cutting in on their trade. This  howl is emitted as a roast on tlie Canadian  people for reading sensational Yankee literature, but it works the other way. It  is a boomerang on Canadian journalism.  Canada has a bum lot of newspapers, and  Ontario has the rockiest galaxy in the  Dominion. Journalism in the agricultural  regions of Ontario is simply vile. Party  politics has reduced Ontario editors to the  level of sycophants and nuul-slingers,  adoring their own party and detesting the  other frantically. Willi very few exceptions, we have yet lo discover ono spark of  originality or a trace of genius, thought,  or ability In the whole siring nf country  papers that disgrace Ontario.    Their new:;  service, as well as their editorial depart-,  mont, is something awful. Quacks, boiler  plate, and patent insides take the place of  news, and ninety-nine out of a hundred  Ontario newspapers are botched and pan-  noodled in a manner that should lead to  the arrest of the editor. Pay for subscription is taken in anything moveable from  tombstones to turnip seed. Ads are convertible Into orders on Ihe country store,  nnd the printers get their pay in tickets  to the church social nnd orders on the  harness shop or the brickyard. The editor  is generally regarded as a parasite on the  community, who has to be kept at the  public expense. He usually lacks ability  to make his presence valuable to the town  he lives in, or his paper worth reading.  Ontario printers, as a rule, get rat wages  nnd they do rat work. Not a paper out of  twenty curries the label or pays tho scale.  Typographically they are a regular abortion. The ads in most of them would give  a sign fence painter the nightmare. These  are the papers which oo the most kicking  about sensational Yankee journalism.  Many of them want a duty placed on  American papers and some of them oven  advocate restricting their sale. Instead,  the great bulk of Ontario editors should be  fined for Indecent exposure."  REDMOND IS  SANGUINE.  Boston, Mass., Oct. 17.���On the steamship  New England, which arrived from Queens-  town and Liverpool today, were John E.  Redmond, M. P., chairman of tho Irish  parliamentary party, and president of tho  United Irish league; John Dillon. M. P. for  East Mayo, and Michael Davitt. Their  arrival has been long looked forward to  by all Irishmen as they are to address tho  members of the United Irish league which  holds its national convention in this city,  beginning Sunday night. Mr. Redmond,  in speaking of the present condition in  Ireland and of matters relating to United  Irish league, said: "Th. United Irish  league i.s the ruling power 'in Ireland today, as truly as ever the land league was.  The government played into our hands by  tlie coercion policy nnd now the country  is aroused. AVe are on tho eve of a settlement of tlie Irish land question and after  that nation self government will speedily  come  to   Ireland.  "Tho Irish parly now in the house of  commons i.s the only real opposition in tlie  English parliament, and I believe the day  is near at hand when it will have the controlling influence in Great Britain."  The only comment he made on the fitrelblc  expulsion of John O'Donnell, M. P., from  the house of commons and the ro-iinprison-  ment ot Patrick A. Mclftigli, was that, it  showed that the opposition lo the English  government in the commons, is as usual,  led by the Irish yarly.  In the course of an interview tonight.  Mr. Davitt said that he was pleased at  what had happened in the house of commons on Wednesday. lie said he hnd never  seen the spirit of the Irish people as it  exists today surpassed at any stage in  the struggle of the past 3(1 years. "Landlordism," he said, "is doomed and with  that destroyed national self-government Is  certain."  THE CATTLE EMBARGO.  Toronto, Oct. 17.���Tho Telegram's  London cable says: Right, honorable R.  W. Han bury, president of (he board of  agriculture, will next Thursday receive  a deputation of .Manchester moat retailers,    and    discuss    with    them  tho  starts out by imposing on tlio Tramway  Company the duty of operating their trains  daily and that the lay off, of two months,  is a privilege granted to them by the city,  that the city are fully protected in tlie  wording of the by-law and contract, and  that the court would construe the words  to mean two months made up of different  periods of time extending over one year.  I have, therefore, to advise In my opinion, the Tramway Company have forfeited  their   franchise.  W.  A.  OALL11IICR.  For  P.   E.  Wilson,  Cily Solicitor.  There was considerable discussion nn the  question at Issue, .and several points were  raised. Mr. Gallllier, who was present nn  behalf of city solicitor Wilson, said he  would not euro to be quoted as giving an  opinion offhand on the,jsevorul points, and  on motion of alderman Morrison further  consideration of the opinion was deterred  for two weeks.  "MISCELLANEOUS.  Joseph Sturgeon, Mrs. P. Carey, J. Q.  Choate and J. N. Gallagher asked for a  crossing at Baker and Railway streets, and  the matter wa.s referred to tlie city engineer.  Wheallcr & AVragge, barristers and solicitors, wrote saying they were Instructed  by John Jelsrud to claim the sum of .('<>  by way of compensation for personal injuries  sustained   by   him   on   the   night   of  removal of restrictions on the importation of cattle from tho Argentine1, and  incidentally the embargo upon Canadian   cattle.  TURKS MASSACRE CHRISTIAN'S.  Sofia, Bulgaria, Oct. 15.���A report has  been received here from the frontier that  in the vicinity of Dubnltza. six hundred  women and children have fled into Bulgaria to escape Turkish troops. Thoy report tlie destruction of the Christian villages of Stamer, Drenovo. Serbinovo and  Pirlne. and that the village of Oranovo  has been burned and its inhabitants massacred.  EYE DISEASE IN NEW YORK.  New    York,    Oct.  15.���Commissioner  Ledorle of the health department, today  reported   that  he   had   examined,   with  tho 1st instant, owing to the defective condition of the foot bridge on Latimer street,  between Kootenay and Falls streets. Tho  leiter was referred to the city solicitor.  The city engineer made a verbal report  as to the cost of gravelling Latimer street,  between Hall and Cedar streets. The cost  was estimated at $150,  and  the work was)  "ord'ored^one.  The crown grants for the foreshore and  the park were produced and read. The ono  for ihe foreshore was found to be satisfactory In every respect; but the one for  the park was not so satisfactory, as Iho  land only belongs to the city as long as it  is used  for park purposes.  Alderman Selous gave notice that ho  would at the next meeting of tho council  Introduce a by-law dealing with the land  on the foreshore, so that the squatters  could be got rid of.  The question of employing necessary,  clerical help to get out the tax notices and  make the necessary entries In the collector's rolls was disposed of by a motion that  Messrs. Jowetl and AVilson bo employed  at $3 a day each.  Mr. Burgess, who lives on Lot IS*., wn��  present and addressed the council on tho  question of extending the city limits so as  to take In nil that portion of Lot 1S2 lying;  to the west of Park street. Tlio residents  on thai particular portion ot "Josh"  Daviess townsite want sidewalks, and  water, and sewers, and street improvements, and they can only get these modern  conveniences by an extension of the city  limits. The residents on the east side of  Park street do not want to come iu as they  have no taxes to pay now aud do not want  to pay any  in   the future.  Tlie question was laid over, and the council adjourned till tlie 20th.  the aid of two eye experts, thousands!  of school children in the city, and found  that IS per cent of them were afflicted,  with a contagious disease known as  trachoma, a granulation of the eyelids.  "We think this disease was introduced  by immigrants." said the commissioner, lt is estimated that there aro  000,000 children of school age in the  city, and that 100,000 are afflicted with:  the eye disease. The commission asked  for an extra appropriation to stamp out  the disease.  ANOTI1 ER  TARTE   NEWSPAPER.  Quebec. Oct. 17.���The Daily Mercury:  has been purchased by the sons of Hon.  J. I. Tarte, publishers of La Pat.ris, oC  Montreal.  THOMAS   f'OXNFLLY   DEAD.  St.   John.   X.   I.*..   Oct.   15.���Rev.   Thomaq  Connelly   died   today,   aged  SI, 2  TKe Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.   Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST                8,000,000 00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE,  MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. C. M. G , President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, ffiggffSSa?    '       A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  I ImperialBank of Canada \  ��� CAPITAL,   (Authorized) ...S*ri.OOOsOOO ���  ��� CAPITAL      Paid  Up) $2:,ROO OOO *  1 REST   rfn...-?..'   S2',12 5'0O0 ���  ���                                      -  #  J    HEAD  OFFCE,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches In the Northwest Territor- ���  ��� ies, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba,  Ontario and Quebec. *  Z    T. B. MERRITT, President.              D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pros, and Gen. Man. ���  ��� E. HAY. Assistant G<.n.  Manager.              "W. MOFFAT,  Chief Inspector. #  ��� .  ���  ��� NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business  tranasted.                         . *  2 Savings  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed. ���  ��� Drafts sold, available in all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special ��  J            attention given to collections.                                  U.  M.  LAY, Manager. *  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  5*00 a.'m,  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyio,  Cranbrook, Marysville, tort  Steele, Elko, Fernie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridgo, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  LEAVB  8 a. m.  8 a.*m�� ii  6:40  6:10 p. m.  Dally  COLUMBIA & KOOTKNAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Trail and Rossland. ti.0-35 a.m.  (Daily except Sunday)  5:00 p. m_  Daily.  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  10 p. m. Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Daily    Revelstoko, and all points easfc  and weston O.P.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and RosBland.  0:115 p.m.  9:35 p;m.  Daily  9:35 p.m.  Daily  LEAVE  9:15 ajn.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWAY arrive  Slocan City, Silverton. New 3:40 p. m.  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  LKAVK KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  _ p. m.    Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  fKaslo iwid all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  _ p. m.     Lardo and all points on tho  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lako  (On Tue. Thur. and Sat)  ARRIVK  11:00  a. m.  11 a.m.  GEEAT NOBTHEBN SYSTEM.  LKAVK  Depot  .:15 a.m.  Moont*iu  8*06 a. mi  DaUy.  NELSON  &  FORT   SHEP-  PAltD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erio, "Wanetw., Mounfbi  Northport, Itossland, ColvilIei7:13 pu m.  LKAVK  Nelson  6*00 a. m.  Kaslo  3:35 p. m.  .Daily  Company, and that company has bad  the active aid of the tramway company  and its officials and employees. The  acquiring of a site for a new power  station means much for the city, as it  means that an investment of $75,000 will  be rendered worthless if the power  company succeeds in its design. Many  of our people believe that the street  cars are not being operated by the  tramway company, but, instad, are b��  ing" operated by the power company,  and with an ulterior object in view.  That object is to gain a foothold in the  eity, so as to be in a better position to  secure the lighting business now carried on by the city. However, there is  probably enough public spirit remaining in Nelson to thwart this, the latest,  attempt0 of an alien company to depreciate one of the city's utilities, a utility  in which the property owners of Nelson  have thousands of dollars invested. It  is the duty of the city council to put  the city solicitors' opinion into effect,  and at once.  tions. A son of one of the Philadelphia  directors was temporairly in charge as  manager at the company's headquarters,  and after the road had been tied up for  a week or ten days telegraphed the governor of the state for troops to protect  the company's property. The reply  from the governor came by telegraph  and raised the strike within twenty-  four hours. It was as short as it was  laoonic. The reply was: "Pay your  men, and you won't need troops." But  it is needless to say "Dick" Hubbard  was not governor after the next election.  History may repeat itself in New York  state. Governor Odell's plain talk to  president Baer of the Reading railway,  a Pennsylvania coal road, shows that  there are still men occupying high offlce  who are as manly as they are blunt of  speech. He told the representative of  the Pennsylvania coal road that his  position was absolutely untenable; that  the men who were on strike in the anthracite coal districts had as much right  to organize as had the coal operators  and the railway managers, and, more,  that he believed the miners' organization, of which John Mitchell was head,  desired to be fair with the general  public. Such an expression of opinion  coming from the governor of the most  populous state in the Union will hasten  the end of the coal strike, just as did  the laconic reply of -governor Hubbard  of Texas end a railway strike in that  largest state of the Union in 1874. Will  the reply send Odell into political  retirement in 1902 as did Hubbard'3  in 1874?  and Spokane.  Making: through connection.  at Spokane to the south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  LEAVE  Dally  9:00 a. m  1:00 p. m.  Depot.  8 p. ni.  Daily  KASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY  . Kaslo...  . Sandon..  ARRIVE  Kaslo  8:10 a. in.  Nelson  7:15 p. iu.  Daily  ARRIVE  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a m.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  Founded ln 1S92.  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mall  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No subscription taken for less than a year.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1902.  The opinion of the city solicitor that  the  Nelson Electric    Tramways,  Limited, have no longer a legal    right to  operate cars on the streets of Nelson is  no doubt as sound law as it is sound  common sense.    The promoters of the  company    secured    certain    privileges  from the city,  and, in return, agreed  to perform certain things.    One of the  things agreed to was tho operation of  street  cars  daily.    It was   not understood that they were to be allowed to  operate Street cars one day a week or  one day a month; but, on the contrary,  it was understood that the cars were to  be operated so as to be a public convenience.    The people of Nelson have  no desire to work any unnecessary hardship on the owners of the tramway, but  they will not' for an instant allow the  tramway company, or, probably   more  properly speaking, the West Kootenay  Power & Light Company, to play fast  and loose with them on a question that  so vitally affects the city's    interests.  For two years the city has been making  efforts   to   secure    sufficient    land   on  Kootenay    river on which  to build a  power  station,   as  the city's    requirements had outgrown its present plant.  So far these efforts have heen blocked  hy the West Kootenay Power & Light  The  Tribune has assurances  from a  source that is entirely trustworthy that  if Nelson was in a position to supply  cheap power that the    location of the  lead refinery here would be quickly followed by the building of lead smelting  works.     The  Tribune  has   also   assurances from a source that is reliable, that  if Nelson wants a 3ite for a power station on Kootenay river, that the people  of Nelson must show that they mean  business.    Last  fall   they    showed  by  their votes that they did not want a  site,  and afterwards indicated clearly,  by electing Prank Fletcher mayor, that  they were in doubt as to whether they  believed in the ownership of any public  utility by the municipality. People nowadays are taken at their word, and the  people of Nelson have been so taken,  and if they want to be understood as  being in favor of municipal ownership  o_=publie=utilities^they^must^say^so=in^  the only way by which expressions of  public opinion can be correctly registered;   they must say so at the polls.  Power  stations   cannot  be   built  without money, and if tho ratepayers will  not vote the money, their action can  only be construed as meaning that they  do not want a power    station.    Then  when they emphasize such an action by  electing men to office notoriously hostile  to the public ownership of utilities, outsiders  surely  cannot    bo    blamed  for  turning down the city's applications to  purchase land, even when it is known  that the turning down is in the interest  of a private corporation, a corporation  that is even    seeking, as is tho West  Kootenay Power & Light Company, to  secure a monopoly of all the sites suitable for power stations on the one river  in this section   that has an abundant  flow of water at all seasons of the year.  The people of Nelson are up against it,  and   they  havo    only    themselves   to  blame.    If they would regain the reputation they once had, of being the most  public-spirited  of any  people    in    the  province, they must send  to the rear  the  gang  of  corporation  grafters  they  have been coddling for two years.  The Philadelphia North American is  the oldest daily newspaper in America,  lt is edited by Arthur McEwen, a Canadian, and is owned by John Wanamaker,  one of Philadelphia's great merchants.  On Friday of last week it said:   "The  coal   barons    base  their   objections  to  John    Mitchell's    participation  in  the  affairs of tho miners mainly upon the  fact that he is a citizen of Illinois. The  idea of a 'foreigner' meddling with the  mining busness of Pennsylvania is particularly offensive to the presidents of  New" York and New Jersey  corporations'   acting as  directors  of a Pennsylvania  company  in violation of the  law of the state.   These men have imported thousands of laborers from Europe to take the places of native Penn-  sylvanians^ in the mines, and now they  want the state to kill off a lot of them  because they have asked a citizen of  Illinois to help them in fitting themselves "to become Americans."   ��he coal  barons dislike John Mitchell because he  has shown them that he can lead men  successfully, and do it without bluster.  During the anthracite coal strike, which  has lasted over five months, John Mit-  chell   has  handled  145,000   miners  and  mine    laborers    like a general   would  handle so many soldiers.   He has issued  his orders and they have been obeyed.  He has written letters, and no one of  them contained either blustering threats  or poppycock platitudes.    He has not  done anything that the coal barons expected that he would do.    He has not  made mistakes and he has not blundered.    He has won public opinion to  his side, and tlie coal barons know it;  that is why they and their newspaper  organs abuse him.    They cannot bribe  him and they cannot bluff him.   He has  won the respect of the American people,  -somcthing-the-coal-barons=cannot=win..  much for these articles as does the  consumer in the United States, and  often buys the American-made product  because of its supposed better quality.  Increasing the duty on pig lead to 25  per cent and the duty on corroded lead  to the same percentage would not increase the cost of either lead pipe or  shot or paints to the consumer, as long  as the duties on these articles remain  unchanged. But the increase of the  duties on pig "lead and corroded lead  would result in compelling Canadian  manufacturers to use Canadian mined  lead, and would compel them to establish lead corroding works in Canada,  The more lead mined in Canada and the  more lead.manufactured in Canada can  only mean more people employed in  Canada, and the more people employed  iu Canada can only mean increase in the  consumption of Canadian produce and  Canadian manufactures. A country  that persists in purchasing from another  country that which it can produce itself  will never be either populous or prosperous  THE BEST SOCIETY DECLARED BARBARIC  IT LIVES ON THE LABOR OF OTHERS  The Rossland. World says it is not  ashamed of championing the cause of  Edmund B. Kirby. The chances are,  however, that Mr. Kirby will not place  himself on record as being willing'to  give the Rossland World a friendly  boost, even when it is the under dog in  a fight. The World and Edmund B.  Kirby and Smith Curtis are all under  one blanket in the same political bunk,  and the people are only too willing that  they shall r.emain under it.  Twenty-eight years ago there was  more or less friction between railway  managers and their employees caused  by reductions in and non-payment of  wages. There were riots at Pittsburg,  Pennsylvania, and much destruction of  railway property. In other states, railways were tied up before adjustments  could be effected. One of the railways  tied up in Texas was the Texas & Pacific.  Its directors, who lived in Philadelphia,  had cut the wages of tlie men, and what  was worse, wore behind with the reduced rato of wages for months. The men  struck and tied the road up. They were  law-abiding, however, and guarded the  company's property at all important sta-  Clifford Sifton is minister of the interior in the Laurier government, and  his  personal    newspaper    organ    and  mouthpiece is the Winnipeg Free Press.  . The Free Press is opposed to any increase of duties on lead and lead products,    and    gives as a reason for its  opposition, that the increase of duties  would  increase  the cost  of  lead  pipe  and  shot and    paint to tho Canadian  consumer.    The reasons given  by the  Free  Press arc copied  by the Nelson  Daily  News,   the  newspaper  organ  of  the Liberal party in Kootenay, and if  tlie Daily News is not in accord with  the views of the Free Press, it "has, so  far, been careful to refrain from saying  so.   But The Tribune will not deal with  that phase of the    question,  and  will  only attempt to show that the contentions of the Free Press are not based  on  facts.      The  manufacturer  of  lead  pipe and shot and paints in the United  States    pays from four to four and a  quarter cents a pound for the pig lead  from which he manufactures his lead  pipe and shot and paints, and after his  articles  are    manufactured he is protected by a duty that averages 25 per  cent.    Foreign lead is not used in any  of his manufactures; he uses only lead  produced  in  the  United    States.    The  Canadian    manufacturer  of lead    pipe  and  shot and  paints uses foreign-produced lead in all his manufactures, and  pays the London    price for it, plus a  duty of 5 per cent on corroded lead that  he uses for making paints and 15 per  cent on pig lead that he uses for making  lead pipe and shot, and after he manufactures this foreign-produced lead into  lead pipe and shot and paints he is protected by duties  that    average 25 per  cent, just the same rate of protection  that  is  given  tho  American  manufacturer.   The consumer of lead pipe and  shot and paint in Canada pays just as  SILLY ROT.  "It would be wise for the merchants  of Vancouver to give heed to this  quickening of industrial life in the  upper country, and take advantage of  it. It is a regrettable fact that the  trade* of the Kootenays is very largely  controlled by the Americans, and most  of the articles consumed by the people  are imported from south of the boundary line. It is true that this is owing  to some extent to the time which is  necessary in sending goods from the  coast; but not a little of the fault lies  with our own merchants in not pushing  their trade into that district. If, as  seems more than likely, the new process  for obtaining the values from the ores  proves the success which is expected,  the up-country" trade will in a very  short time assume immense proportions, and unless the business men <:t  the coast make sure of getting their  share of it from the first they will find  it difficult to wrest it from the Americans when they have come to realize  its value. All that country is naturally  tributary, from a commercial point of  view, to Vancouver, anil our merchants  should   secure 'full   advantage   of  this  ,'cumstance."   ) �����  . - The words quoted above is a sample  V_f the silly rot that appears from time  ���;o time in the Vancouver papers.   The  .trade of the "upper country" does not  go to the United States, and it will not  go  to Vancouver.      The trade of the  "upper country". goes to the cheapest  markets.   What does Vancouver manufacture that is used in the "upper country:"   Absolutely nothing.   Vancouver,  it is true, handles merchandise manufactured in other countries and in different sections  of Canada.    Her merchants buy where they Can buy to the  best advantage, and they buy nothing  from Canadian manufacturers through  mere sentiment.    So with    the    merchants in the "upper country."    They  buy in the cheapest and best markets,  and they are just as able to buy cheap  as Vancouver merchants are, for they  "havelthe same b^S~^ffin^tlTenjrfi*onr  which to borrow money.    Had Nelson  as good freight rates as Vancouver has,  it is safe to say that Vancouver merchants would not sell a dollar's worth  of goods    in   Kootenay in a hundred  years, and the merchants of the Kootenay country would not buy any more  merchandise in the United States than  is now being purchased by Vancouver  merchants in that country.    The trade  of the "upper country" is handicapped,  not  by American  competition,  but by  tho unfair discrimination of tho Canadian Pacific  railway,  in  hauling merchandise from Eastern Canadian points  to Vancouver   and    back to points in  Kootenay for a less rate than it hauls  goods from  Eastern    Canadian  points  direct to points in Kootenay.    In other  words, the Canadian    Pacific    railway  hauls merchandise  900   miles  for less  than nothing in order to help Vancouver , merchants    get   the trade of the.  "upper country," a trade that can be  handled to much better advantage from  Nelson or Rossland or Kaslo or Revelstoke or West Robson.  Herbert Spencer, at eighty-three years  of age, has recently sent some small shivers down the spines of the Leisure Clnss  in England by saying, "The society represented by our so-called best families is  essentially barbaric."  This remark coming from a commonplace man, would excite no comment, but  when Herbert Spencer stands behind a  sentence, it is apt to mean much. The  "Pall Mall Gazette" quoted the comment  and added: "Poor old man! ho is certainly  in his dotage."  The worst about Spencer's remark is that  it Is true. Society moves in a circle���things  are in a swirl, and civilization could never  exist at all were It not for tho fact that  country boys, born in families of no social  standing and no wealth, are constantly  going up to the cities to take the places  where only mon of power can exist.  The society represented by our best families Is essentially barbaric���in America and  elsewhere. And the reason is that it has  ceased to produce and now only consumes.  It lives on the labor of others.  The thing that does not serve��� that has  no use, is a burden to somebody if continued.  The self-appointed superior class Is an  awful handicap  to civilization.  Our best society destroys, consumes and  lays waste. The child of slavery of the  south, the sweat shops of the cities, and  the unending toil of most farming folk is  a direct result of our best society���this so-  called  superior  class.  . There is a certain amount of work to do  in the world, and the reason some people  have to work from daylight clear into  the night is because others do not work at  all. I�� you consume more than you produce some one must labor to make good  the deficiency.  Our best society is intent on honoring  the man who wastes and consumes. In  fact, if you are. a mere producer, and  nothing else, the best society does not  deign to notico you, much less admit you  into its charmed circle.  In order to belong *o the best society  you must dress so you cannot bo useful���  you cannot shoulder a trunk, carry out  the ashes, cook, hitch up a horse, nor dig  in the ground. The raiment that society  demands you shall wear, forbids your using your muscles in any useful effort. At  the Waldorf-Astoria seventeen hundred  servants are employed, and this is just tlie  capacity of the hotel���there is one servant  for every guest. And in meat and drink  each guest wastes five  times as much as  he consumes. This fact is also true of  all so-called flrst-clas hotels in our large  cities.  Some one has got to make good this  wastage���and and it is the social outcast  who does it.  Only a few years ago all useful work was  done by slaves. These slaves were bought,  sold, worn out, beheaded and tossed to hell  at will by the best society.  Things have gradually bettered, but the  distinguishing feature of tlie best society  yet is that It attaches a disgrace to useful  effort���it dissociates Itself from toil.  In every town and city in America there  is this little smart set that .patterns its  life after Unit of tho Turk. It is waited  upon, and spends its days in having "a  good  time."  Usually the true type centers itself around  a small ivy-covered church upon which is  a dinky cross. A genuine naked cross,  raised aloft, bold and strong, would suggest  "popery," so the cross that our best society  affects has curves, curls, fig-leaves and  whiskers, and is disguised as if it were  ashamed of itself. The religion of our last  society is symboled in this cross��� it is artistic, painted, powdered, carved, curled  and curious in its disguised form. It is so  unobjectionable.  In Virginia, for instance, the best society  swings about this church with its skimped,  iced and rudimentary cross. Education is  to fit one for this best society.���to avoid  work and do it gracefully. And if one become a priest to this society and preside  at the modest, ivy-clad chapel with its  pec-wee cross,  what greater  honor!  Oh, yes there is one honor just as great,  the army! The church or the army, which  shall it be? is the tantalizing question that  confronts the ambitious mother���to save  souls or damn them���it really matters little.  with hooks and eyes! Whicli? And any  way, thank God! Reginald shall be a  gentleman. Ho shall dance and hunt anil  shoot���ho shall be an ornament to the best  society.  The best society gets its recreation  through waste and destruction. In Virginia especially it demands blood. The  horses they use are first deprived of their  tails. Birds mate, nest ahd rear their  young, only to be shot and mutilated by  members of the best society; foxes are  bred but to be chased by packs of hounds  that are kept for no other purpose.than to  destroy these foxes that are bred to be  destroyed for the amusement of the best  society. In New York state there is a colony  known as Wadsworth!' that lives to consume, to waste, to destroy. It is a very  exclusive chapter of tho best society. This  colony is modeled on the Virginia type,  which is patterned after the English idea.  The distinguishing features of the best  society everywhere is that it does no useful work, ostracises those who do, and gets-  its recreation in cruelty and extravagance.  It thinks all things were created just for it  ���the lives ot" men, beasts and birds must  minister to its pleasure.  The foxes have holes and the birds of tho  air have nests, but what's the use when  we who belong to the best society know,  where  they are!  The following is a clipping taken from  the society column of the Richmond, Virginia, Dispatch for May 21st, 1902. I print  the extract without comment:  The Waynesboro Hunt Club had quite a  novel shooting match on Monday evening  of this week. The club has been holding  shooting matches for several weeks, using  the ordinary pigeons for targets. On Sunday evening the observant captain of the  Waynesboro club, captain William Mc-  ���Cray, who belongs to our best society,  and who is ever on the alert to tako advantage of any new scheme in the sporting  line, noticed .that about two bushels of  chimney swallows wer. taking refuge in a  neighbor's chimney, whereupon he summoned James Craig, and together thoy  ���concocted a plan by which to take captive-  the unsuspecting denizens of the air. By  means of a large sack spread over the top-  ���of the chimney, and the application of a  dense smoke at the bottom" about 400-  swallows were incarcerated. The originators of the plan were so jubilant over their  ���catch that they communicated the news  to several members-of tho Staunton Gun  Club, whom they invited, and Mr. William  McDaniel, S. P. Davis and John Foxhall  joined them Monday afternoon in a shooting match.   The birds were liberated from  Annapolis with brass buttons or the church     n tra]) one at a Ume   illu1  tll0 sportsmen  declared they havo never before undergone-  such a test of marksmanship ns they wen.  put to by the frightened swallows.  Quite a number of spectators wore present, including a number of ladles, and  neither tho attraction of the polo game,  going on at the time, nor the impending-  storm, could drive them from the scene of  excitement.  The match lasted for several hours, and'  William   McDaniel   of  Staunton    took   tho^  lead,   killing   thirteen   out  of   twenty-four  birds,   followed   by   Dr.   T.   S.   Richardson,.,  who .'tilled .twelve out of twenty-four.  A notable feature in the case is that the  swallows that were so fortunate as to-  escape made direct for the shelter of the-  chimney from which they had been cap-  turod���Albert Hubbard in The Pliillistlno*  for August.  *******+***********���******* + ***** ***********+*****>**���******** ******<1+*+++***********r  j Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited, j  |      Lumber,J Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of      t  ; Factory Work. |  f   KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE M SPECIALTY. t*  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  | Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street, NELSON, B.C. i  **t**-*M>4*��*-H^-*''**^*��*^^ +���+++����������������+���+��  SENSATIONAL PARAGRAPH.  TORONTO, October 9.���The News tonight publishes the following rather sensational interview: "If the government  tries to make the farmers of Manitoba  and the Northwest buy their agricultural implements from eastern Canada,  under a higher tariff, the cabinet ministers will have a tremendous political  difficulty on their hands. They will And  a secession movement begin in that  part of Canada,"  The above sensational paragraph appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press of  the 10th instant. Supposing that the  tariff on agricultural Implements were  raised, what would be the result to the  purchaser? Simply this: that the United  States implement makers who, under  the present comparatively low rate of  duty, manufacture their implements in  the United  States and ship them into  Canada, would at once begin and continue to manufacture them in Canada.  From this two things would result���the  larger employment of Canadian'labor;  and, as the result of greater competition, the lowering-of the prices charged  therefor. It is "for the precise purpose  "of preventing~tiieir~"feeiing the lieed^of  manufacturing in Canada that the present comparatively low tariff on agricultural implements coming into Canada was decided upon at the instance���  so at least it has been frequently alleged���of the implement makers in Canada.  The result of the raising of the tariff  materially on agricultural implements  coming into Canada would be exactly  the opposite of tbat which is stated in  the above extract.  REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS  OF  LAGER   BEER  AND   PORTER  Put up In Packages to suit the  Trade  P. BURNS tf CO.  w-__*.s_/. a_dnetau j\/[eai Merchants  _HeadJQf_ice_and_ColdiStorage-E]ant=at,Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, S__ndon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New-  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway*. Phoenix,.  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Feraie and Macleod.  Nelson Branch Market, Barns Block, Baker Street.  Orders hy mail to any Branch will receive prompt'and careful attention.  Brewery   and   Offlce   on   Latimer  Nelson, B. C.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Street,  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Ponllrj in Season  Ordors by Mail receive Careful and  Prompt Attontiuii  K. C TltAVXS, "Mana��erF I..-W--C. Blk., Nelson.  GELIGNITE ^e Strongest and Best Explosive iq the Market  Manufactured by the HAMILTON  POWDER COMPANY  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, -Sporting, Mining arnd Blasting Powder  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR.,  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  SPECIALTIES  FOR HINE  TRADE  VEGETABLES  and FRUITS  TARTAN BRAND  Morrison & Caldwell, Grocers  Open till 10 o'clock, p. m., Saturdays.   Tremont Block, Baker Street, Kelson.  STARKEY & CO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PRODUCE AND  FRUITS.  EjEPRESETiNG  R. A. Rogers & Go* - ltd , Winnipeg.  J<. K. Fair-bank Co., - Montreal.  Simcoe Canning Co., -   -    Simcoe.  Every small bottle contains Ave grains of ,' Oftiee and Warehouse,  lithia carbonate.  TO RENT.  A "WELL, Furnished house of six room,  for six months; piano; electric lights; all  conveniences. Apply to Mrs. W. P. Robinson, Carbonate street, west.  FURNISHED Rooms; from ?5 to $7.50 per  month. Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morica,  Lake street, east of Cedar street.  Josephine Street,  NELSON, B. C.  Bridges, Blakemore & Cameron, L'd  REAL ESTATE AND  QENERAL AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. C.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old .Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Nets o The Nelson Tribune  "JIM" HILL UTTERS WORDS OF WISDOM  ON QUESTIONS OF CONCERN TO CANADA  President James J. Hill of the Great  Northern railway lias so broad and  comprehensive knowledge of commercial relations and possibilities of  the Orient, and of the agricultural  resources of the country west of the  Mississippi river, as well as of Western  Canada, that the following will be read  with studious interest by all who care  to inform themselves upon these great  subjects, ln a recent address he started  out with the declaration that the trade  of the Orient is the oldest commercial  trade in the world, and that all the  commercial "nations from the earliest  dawn of history to the present time  have sought it. It has built up more  cities in the world than any other  trade.  The trade of the Orient is comparatively new, Mr. Hill says, although the  navy of the United States opened up  trade and commerce with the empire of.  Japan. In 25 years the foreign trade of  Japan has increased about tenfold. Ten  years ago the United States imported  fnm Japan about -$30,000,000 and expended or sold to them about $5,000,000.  Ai this time the United States is selling  them over $30,000,000, and its import**  arc about $9,000,000. Japan has a popu  lation of something over 40,000,000.  The people of the Orient with whom  the people of the United States and  Canada might trade constitute practically half the population of the earth.  The great nation that is now about  to be opened up to the commerce of the  world is China. There-is no reason why  China should not make as great or  greater progress in its foreign and  domestic commerce than Japan. The  Chinese as a commercial people are the  abler of the two. The interior of China  ���and the country is a very, very large  one���is largely agricultural. Manchuria  is not unlike the province of Ontario  and some of the middle states; raises  the same crops, and some of the agricultural districts of China would compare favorably with those anywhere  else in the world. J3ut the great population of the nation is along the sea-  coast. We have in this country but few  of the better class of Chinamen. No  yeople in the world are able to drive  an intelligent Chinaman out of a commercial  proposition. '  Our traflic to the Orient is largely a  matter of feeding. A people working  for ten or fifteen cents a day are compelled to study the most rigid economy.  They produce the articles that they use  for much less money tnan we could furnish them, provided they have the  material. But transportation on the  rivers and on the backs of coolies, and  in Northern -China on the backs of  camels, must be high���it is high, so  high as to make a practical barrier between the interior and the seacoast.  The traffic of this country with the  Orient is susceptible of enormous development. Other nations will contend  for it, but the European nations are  compelled to cross two oceans to get it,  while we have to cross but one.  There are some heavy articles of iron  and steel, such as machinery and other  manufactures, which we can furnish  them. Again, tho United States can furnish them with raw cotton; we can furnish them with flour. We do. A few  years ago it was entirely new to them  to use Canadian flour. Last year, notwithstanding the fact, that the war had  restricted the use of flour in China, they  used enough flour to consume from 15,-  000,000 to 18,000,000 bushels of wheat.  It is only a few years ago that the  first American cotton went to the Orient. It came about in this way: Some  ^Japaheseron-'their-way^to-Europe.-were.  in Mr. Hill's oflice. They wanted to buy-  rails for their railroad. He asked them  where they proposed to buy. They said  they would buy ei.ther English or Belgian rails, delivered at Antwerp or <  "Middlesboro, England. He asked them  -why they did not buy American rails,  lt never occurred to them that we could  deliver rails in Japan. At that time Mr.  Hill had a contract with the Japanese  steamship company to run to the Great  Northern's western terminus���Seattle���  nnd by making a low rato and getting  the Illinois Steel Company to bid on the  rails at about $C or $7 a ton less than  they sold them to us they outbid the  European rail makers���and tho flrst 15,-  000  tons  of American    rails    went to  Japan.  Mr. Hill asked them, also, why they  did not use American cotton. The same  difficulty existed as to that. It was one  of the transportation���the cost. They  were using short staple India cotton,  which mado an inferior yarn, and they  were selling their yarn at prices below  the English yarns from the Manchester districts. He asked them to take a  hundred bales of American cotton, and  if they were not satisfied that he would  pay for the cotton; if it did not sufficiently improve the quality of their yarns  t.'i make it worth their while. The  result has been that every year they are  increasing the amount of their purchases of cotton from the United States.  And there is no reason why that should  not  increase indefinitely.  The Great Northern and its connecting lines have been compelled to refuse  ,in a single month 20,000 or 30,000 bales  ���of .cotton, because there were no ships,  -no ocean transportation, to carry it.  In au intevriew Mr. Hill said: "This  'Oriental trade to us is an incident to  our other business. If it were not that  ���we have other traffic from tbe western  -and middle states of this country, we  -should feel much less interest in the  growth of the Oriental trade. But we  have today calls for more cars than we  can possibly furnish to load lumber for  ~the East from the Pacific coast. We  cannot bring an empty car 2,400 or 2,500  miles to haul lumber back unless we  increase the rate on lumber 60 or G5 per  ���cent higher than it is today.  "That lumber is the foundation of the  ���movement to the West of the Oriental  traflic.   It enables us to make a rate on  that traffic. I might say it enables us  to lay violent hands on it, and take it  from any competitor, simply because we  cau afford to, rather than haul empty  cars to the coast.  "Within a few months we will have  in that trade two of the largest carrying ships in the world, which, with five  others, will make a respectable fleet. We  will then be able to compote in New  York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore  or any Atlantic seaport with ships  going by the Suez canal to the Orient.  Not a town or village in the United  States producing anything that they  use, but can get a rate to the Orient by  way of the Pacific ocean as low as it can  be carried from the Atlantic by sea.  That will help the old portions of the  country, the middle and eastern states,  more than it will help the country beyond the Mississippi.  "The trans-Mississippi country has  great resources. Its wonderful agricultural possibilities and its great mineral  resources are only partially developed.  Some of the states have an abundance  of coal and iron. A few years ago a man  would have been called wild who said  that Minnesota would lead all the states  of the Union and all the "districts of the  world as a producer of iron ore. But it  is here. In 1896���six years ago���eight  or ten million tons of iron ore left lake  Superior for lake Erie ports. Last year  there were over 21,000,000 tons. This  year, if it were possible to handle the  cargoes out of the ships at the lake Erie  ports, it would reach 25,000,000. And  you cannot today buy a large bill of iron  or steel and contract to have it delivered, with a penalty for non-delivery,  anywhere in the United States. They  cannot fill their orders, the demand has  grown so fast and so great.  "But the time will come when your-  iron supply will overtake your home  local demand. What will become of iron  in Utah? However rich, it has, in any  direction, to be hauled a long distance  to market. How can it compete in the  east with iron that travels 1,000 or 1,200  miles less? How can it go to the west  when there are ueposits of iron ore and  coal within 50, 20 and 10 miles of the  ocean?  "These questions can be partially  solved by transportation. And the  transportation of the United States today is a system that is the wonder of  the world. The average rate paid in  Great Britain for moving a ton of freight  a hundred miles is $2.35; in France it  is a little more than $2; in Germany,  with government railroads, I think it  is $1.00; in Russia, with government  railroads, where labor is very cheap, it  is $1.75. The average rate in the  United States is 72 cents. In Russia  locomotive engineers get about GO cents  a day; in the United States they get an  average of $4 a day. But the locomotive  in the United States will pull the load  of five or six Russian locomotives.  "But transportation, if you should  wipe it out, if it was furnished for nothing, cannot solve all your problems. If  transportation were absolutely free, you  would have other questions entering  into tho cost of production that would  have to be solved.  "In the trans-Mississippi our flrst and  great interest is in agriculture. I am  glad that irrigation is being so generally advocated. It is only the commencement. In the west we can, with  proper effort on the part of the general  government, make room for homes for  50,000,000 of people, where today the  land is cow-pasture and few cows at  that. Some of the men who are interested in having plenty of room and the  privilege of fencing in the government  domain to feed their cows do not like  it. They don't want people to come and  settle on these lands. But when we  think of the.growth of the whole country, when we remember that the United  States doubles its population every 30  "yearsrand^that^within^the^litetime^oL  the majority of us there will probably  be 150,000,000 people in the United States  we naturally ask, where will they go?  What will they do? The most important thing this country has to do is to  find homes for its population, and it  must And them in the trans-Mississippi  states. There is no other place for thom.  "The country west of the Mississippi  has grown up, I may say, since the  civil war. It is an imperial empire, but  the portion of it susceptible of cultivation without supply of water, which  must be furnished by irrigation, is  small. The best chances arc taken, the  best opportunities have passed, and you  now must depend upon the general government, and if the general government  will spend a small portion of the money  that has been spent in lathing and plastering the bottoms of rivers that neyer  wero and never will be navigable, it will  create a fund to irrigate all the land. I  know many areas where it will cost from  $5 to $6 an acre to put water on it. I  will be glad to take the land off their  hands at $12, and will put settlers on it  from $15 to $20, and the man who buys  it at $15 to $20 will make more money  than a man on any   farm east o�� the  river.  "If the government will spend this $6,  or $10, if you like, and can get $15 or  $20, a million acres will bring them  fifteen or twenty million dollars; they  will very soon have a fund that will go  on and require no further appropriation. The people will do it themselves,  for the land is well worth it. A man  on 160 or 320 acres of irrigated land is  a prince. He is independent of everybody. There is no question as to that,  none whatever. Everything that is built  up on the foundation of agriculture, is  successful.  "But where else is success? In isolated cases you will find a gold mine or  a silver mine or a copper mine. In  Minnesota we have rich iron mines, and  as long as they last they will bring a  good deal of wealth into the state and  furnish a market for a great deal of our  local product. But west of the Mississippi���depend upon it���the great growth  will come out of agricultural development. Follow it up. We will take care  of it. If you have flour to ship to the  Orient this fall, we will take it for $10  a ton from anywhere north of here  where we reach it, to Hong Kong, at  50 cents a hundred. It is a long distance  but we will be glad to take it. Better  that than to haul an empty car out to  the Pacific coast to bring a load of lumber back.  "The whole commercial fabric depends on balances and compensation.  One thing must support another. What  have we got west of the Mississippi to  support your commerce? I say that it  must come out of the ground. You can  take it out of the mine or you can take  it out of the farm, but the farm will be  the big end of it. If you do hope for  other development, do not forget that  your hope may be disappointed. You  must be prepared to expect disappointment and delay. It will be a matter of  slow growth,.while your agriculture can  be and is susceptible of very great  growth. Your towns, your cities, will  depend on the cultivation of the soil  more than upon all that of other things  together."  MEN OF GREAT MEMORIES  THEY WERE THE FRUIT OF VERY  CAREFUL TRAINING.  GERMAN KAISER FAKES MUCH OF  HIS REPUTATION.  To possess an excellent memory  proves sometimes as goodly an heritage  as a fortune. The one may be lost in  spite of care, while the other, if properly regarded, will continue to aid and  abet a man throughout his existence.  The feasibleness of cultivating a good  memory, if merely as an aet of policy,  is well exemplified by several notable  men who have lived in the public gaze.  King Edward VII. would, if approached on the subject, doubtless lay a good  portion of his popularity with ..the  masses at the door of his wonderful  memory. Hardly is it believed that another could be found to match it In the  present day. The king never forgets a  face, nor a name, and both he associates  in his mind with some connecting pla_e  or incident Whoever is presented to  him, no matter how great, or how  humble a personage; or under what  crowded, changing surroundings, he has  it in his power to recall years afterwards and to relate the circumstances  attending the presentation. Many of  his subjects have amusing stories to tell  of their surprise, amounting almost to  terror, at times when, as prince uf  Wales, he would suddenly turn amid  some tumultous throng and call one of  a number by name. Not to feel flattered at such a mark of favor would be  more tuan human, and as surely as the  deed was done the king added to his  following.  Once when passing incognita through  Rome under the name of Mr. Smith,  r.nd sitting in a restaurant on the Cor-jo  the king was heartily slapped on the  back by a waiter, who at the same" time  gave vent to the remark: "Bless me,  man; you're the only soul that's put  foot in this place who remembers mc  bein' at Ostend."  But this is not altogether an incoherent trait with the king. The implanting of memory was a hobby, if one  may so speak, of the late queen Victoria. In his boyhood the king was  made to repeat to his tutor every night  before going to bed the names of the  people he had met during the day, the  circumstances under which he had mot  them, and made also to repeat, as  nearly verbatim as possible, the con-  _versations._in.which he had taken    a  every incident of the day. So alive to  impressions was his intelligence, and so  careful his description of them, that the  task would customarily take him from  a half to three-quarters of an hour.  Another man who scorned above most  things a notebook or memorandum was  Roscoe Conkling. To carry such a thing  he regarded as an indignity, and loud  wero his anathemas against his countrymen that they allowed the custom  to increase among them. "Teach children to remember," was with him a  favorite maxim.  Of chief officials of the United States,  president Tyler had undoubtedly the  most exact and best trained memory.  Besides being of inestimable service to  his country through a trying time, it  gave him much pleasure. As he lay in  his bed at night, and before sleep visited his eyes, he would calm his mind by  repeating to himself such loved poems  as "The Lady of the Lake," or again,  chapter after chapter of the sacred  writings. After once hearing a long  poem read he could repeat it perfectly.  Nor was this only transient ability.  One New^York woman of note there  was who deserves mention among this  group of unusual memories. The reference is to Mrs. Livingston, one of the  founders and for a long time a director  of the old orphan asylum.. Without the  ���slightest effort she could call the 300  children there sheltered by name, and  remembered as well the individual history of each one. Also she had president Tyler's gift of being able to repeat  after once reading any list of names or J  a long poem.  '������*''~fr<fr,M'**H','-M'*M*'*fr'''^  7i#i  DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DOLLAR? IF SO  "Cart.  With his nephew, the emperor of  Germany, the same training in this respect was pursued throughout childhood  and youth. The kaiser's memory in  Germany is held in reverential awe. To  a few, however, it is known that be  sometimes pulls through trying ordeals  by leaning strongly on his reputation.  Recently at a large official dinner  given in Berlin by the medical staff, it  was favorably remarked that the kaiser  spoke with all those present on the particular branches of medicine in whi.li  they were respectively interested. With  each man he discussed his writings and  pet theories, dwelling always on the  point that marked him from his brothers. To do such a thing it was  thought not only an immense amount  of serious reading on the subject or  medicine, but a most extraordinary  memory was required. It was rather a  denouement, therefore, when a young  physician, not willing to have his  thunder stolen, gave the fact out rather  broadly that twenty minutes before the  dinner he had been summoned to the  kaiser's presence, and had then given in  synopsis form every bit of the information that had been used during the  evening. Probably the kaiser had  thought little before of any of the men  present, and most assuredly had read  none of their writings. Even so, it is an  achievement of merit to absorb enough  in twenty minutes to make one au coin-  rant of the labor and thought of years.  Lord Kitchener, another Englishman  of trained and unerring memory, is unhappily more feared than loved by his  men, and partly on this account. Delinquents especially, when awaiting his  justice, are painfully aware that the  details of every other trip-up in their  career are as fresh in his memory as the  clay they occurred. It is said of him  that he knows not how t oforget.  James G. Blaine had, perhaps, as remarkable a memory as anyone born  under the Stars and Stripes, and it was  one which he was fond of saying "came  with him." By this he meant that it  had had no such rigorous training as  that of king Edward VII. But he, too,  was always glad to acknowledge his  many debts of gratitude to this source.  Thurlow Weed made it a practice to  repeat to his wife at night in sequence  HER FIRST TASTE.  "I  tasted  champagne  for  the  first  time  in my life last night," said a young thing  to  her  companion  in a  street  car  a  few  days ago.  They had been talking about matters  personal during the entire trip in tones  intended to be heard by each other above  the clatter of the car, with the result that  everyone aboard was instinctively listening to hear what would come next.  "You sec, mamma is awfully opposed to  the use of wines or liquors,-' so I did not  even know champagne when I saw it,  until���  "Well, you see it was this way, but you  must not tell  mamma."  And the heads leaned closer together as  the friend eagerly listened, and promised  not to tell a soul.  "Jack asked me out to dinner, and we  went���well, never mind about that; but we  went where Jack said we could get the  best dinner in town. The waiter gave me  an awfully big menu card���it was a foot  'square, I should think���from which I was  to help order the dinner.  "I always have to stop and think how  a thing tastes before I order it, and there  were so many things I could not do that.  Besides, so many of tho dishes bad such  funny names that I did not know what they  were, and consequently could not taste  them in my mind.  "Then the prices were so away] up-that1'  I was afraid to order, lest Jack might.not  have money enough along to~pay for the  dinner. So I told him to go ahead; I positively refused to help him, I like to be surprised,  anyway.  "He asked me if I liked AVelsh rarebit,  and.I had to confess that I did not know.  I really did not know whether it was a  bird or a beast, but I did not tell him so.  Then he went ahead after that and order-,  ed the dinner himself without asking mo  any more questions.  "Next lie called for a wine card and  asked mo if I drank champagne. I told  him I never tasted it in my life, and I was  afraid it would go to my head.  "I must have looked as if I wanted to  sample the stuff; for Jack said I should  just taste it If I wanted to, and if it Wont  to my head lie would see that I got home  all right. So I let him order the champagne.  "Well, when that Welsh rarebit came,  what   do   you   supose   it   was?      Toasted  melter  Is a Safe In=  vestment at  The first 200,000 of these shares have already been subscribed, and shares are now selling at 15 cents on calls X  of 2 1-2 cents per month, according to the terms of the prospectus, and the fourth 100,000 are to be sold at 20 cents, X  and the fifth 100,000 at 25 cents, on the same terms. o , . .4.  Capitalization Two flillion Dollars  2,000,000 Shares Par Value $1.00 Each  ���Quarters of the Capital Stock in the Treasury, $10,000 J  in Cash and all Demands Paid to Date. I  Resources:   Coal, Gold, Copper, Silver and  The Townsite of Gartrell  HOTEL PHAIR  gQ ROOMS  Ail Njoderr] Conveniences  Special Hates to Tourists  E. F. PHAIR  I'ltOPIUETOI.  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J - c- ���   -     !���'  bread with cheese and something: else  poured over it, but it makes me hungry  yet to think of that rarebit; it wa.s so  good.  "And then there wero other things���a  lot of them.  Such a dinner It wa.s!  "And that champagne got better and better. Funny stuff It Is; kept bubbling all  the time as if it was made of soda water.  "Jack said the bubbles were called the  'bead,' so If you bear" people talking about  the bead on charnpagne you cau look wise  and make them believe you know all about  it.  "All good things must have an end, so  did our dinner��� likewise the champagne.  Positively,,! never felt so good in my life  as _when_we  sauntered  home.      It  was  a  nasty, chilly evening, but after "TTIn'n.r 1'  was warm as pie, and I was so thoroughly  happy and comfortable. Really, 1 felt as  If I might be In heaven.  "Jack said���oh, here's my street! Goodbye,    Don't tell mother.  And she Hew off the car, while everybody smiled.  MADDEN HQU  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON, B.  C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND  OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,     -      Proprietor.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted  by    Elecrlcity  and  Heated   with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES ?2 PER DAY  Mrs. E. C. Clarke,   -   Proprietress  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ���  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  Is the place to  "rubber"  before sending  back East for anything.  Wo 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. I'. R.  Ticket Offlce.  P.   O.   Box  CSS.      Phone  2C1A.  ^totototototototototototo to totototototototototototote  As a Work of Art.  ^-U-XT*   VU.U'   *T-lxr~    ^* *-"  We   do all kinds of  except the poor kind.  Should you need  Office -Stationery,  Price  Lists,  Circulars, Posters,  Pamphlets,  or printed matter of  any description, we  can   guarantee   you  Satisfaction   as to  Quality and Price.  I THE DAILY NEWS |  J Nelson, B. C.  ^^(���Mf>^^^VfM*M��Mf>(t^t> to totototototototototototoft-  SI.00  A YEAR 4  The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Co.  LIMITED  IMPORTERS AND  DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY  HARDWAR  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON   B.C.  .J.* .J.* .J. .J.* A A A A A A A A + * * * 4- * * * -b-b-b -Z- -b 'b 'b-b-Z--b -b -b -b -b  *  *  *  *  *  A  *    DEALERS IN  ���b DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICLI S.  PATENT   MEDICINES,  SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC.  w. F. Teetzel & 60.  '..-.���:;,.������_���ii<i���.<^~,  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN ^-������^"'^-���^^S'^*.  ASSAYERS" "FURNACES.  "*���  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES,  CHEMICALS,  CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  *  *  4*  *  4*  *  4*  4*  4-  +  .$. .j.^. .t.^.4.4.4.4.4.4. 4. 4. 4*4*4-4*4* 4.4. 4.4.4-4-4*4* 4*4*4*4- 4- 4- 4*4*4*4*4- 4*  The largest Drug House  Between Winnipeg ar-d the Coast.  Corner BaK^r aqd 18CS CflM  Josephino Streets   Jl �� LO U jl  ���b-b  -b  'b  4-  4*  4*  4-  4-  4*  *  4*  *  4-  4*  *  4-  4*  4-  ���b  *  A  'b  ���b  4*  *  4-  MORLEY ft CO.  Wholesale and Retail  u  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Kelson, B.C.  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  Dr. G. A. B. Hall is at "Moose Jaw on a  hunting  trip.  Those who took in the Spokane lair say  they were took in.  Born at New Denver on the 14th instant,  to the wife of Angus McGillivray, a son.  Local banks report collections good, a  sign that no one is going hungry in  Kootenay.  Captain D.  C.  McMorris of  the steamer  Moyie   is   spending   a   short   vacation   at  =Cranbroofc =^-==- =^=^=.  ���GALT COAL!  ��� AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS       ���  ��� Terms Spot Cash ���  W.   TIS RNEY,  #       ...    . ��� ,   ���,-  #  ���   Telephone 285 . Baker Street.   ���  Thomas Henderson has been gazetted a  deputy mining recorder for the Nelson  mining division.  Fred Elliot, a lawyer from Grand Forks,  is in Nelson visiting his brother John,  who is also a lawyer.  This week Fred Irvine & Co. filled .several good-sized orders for parties in Grand  Forks  and  Greenwood.  The people of Creston are going to grade  tho main street of their town, with the  assistance of the provincial government.  Dr. Alexander Forin of Slocan City was  In Nelson on Thursday evening to meet  Mrs. Forin, who had been visiting friends  in the Boundary country.  Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, who wns West  Kootenay's lirst government agent and  gold commissioner, is paying Revelstoke a  visit. Mr. Sproat now makes his home in  Victoria.  John A. Turner, government agent at  Nelson, has resigned. W. J. Goepel, inspector of provincial offices, will act as government agent until the office is filled by  appointment.  The Arlington mine at Slocan City shipped 100 tons of ore this week, part ot it  going to Trail and part to Nelson for  treatment. The Enterprise mine on Slocan  lake  shipped 20 tons.  James Ross, who was chief of construction on the Canadian Pacific railway when  that road was being built through the  Rockies, is registered at the Phair. He  is now a real capitalist.  "Tom" Lidster, one of the best known  miners in Kootenay, is taking a short rest  at Nelson. His latest mining venture was  the north fork of Salmon river placers.  "Tom" is at the Madden.  Those interested in organizing an agricultural and industrial association met In  the board of trade room last night and  elected a provisional committee, whose  duty it will be to lick the association into  shape and report at a meeting to be held  on the 31st instant. The committee is mado  lip of Messrs. Newling, Traves,' Annable,  Johnstone, Schonfeld, Sherwood, Gordon,  and McLachlan.  James A. Gilker and G. A. Hunter are  back from a hunting trip to Bossburg,  Washington. The ground roundabout that  town has been shot over so much that  there is little game to hunt.  At Creston a party was out the other day  looking up the most feasible route for an  irrigation ditch. It is reported the cost of  getting in sufficient water to irrigate the  entire area requiring irrigation would not  be large.  The Tribune's long-hand journalist is  under obligations to William John Dow of  Creston for a brace of mallard duck and a  bunch of blue grouse, "rliey wero as toothsome as one of William John's political  speeches is meaty..  John Linebaugh is the most handsome  man in Nelson driving two horses to a  carriage. John and the two horses and the  carriage can always���when not otherwise  engaged���be found at the corner of Baker  and Josephine streets.  It is current rumor in Rossland that  Bernard McDonald, Edmund B. Kirby, and  William Thompson, three mine managers  "Of^Ibclar'rtipfftatioiiT-will-soon~be looking  for new fields to conquer, fields in which  there are not so many artificial difficulties  to overcome as In British Columbia.  W. G. Gillett, the contractor who built  tho foundations for Ihe Friel flour mill,  has entered suit against Xi. Friel to recover the sum of fr'SO, the amount due under his contract. The IVrlel mill is the industry to secure which the ratepayers of  Nolson voted a site and other concessions.  C. J. Clayton arrived from Frank. Alberta, yesterday. He reports tho conl mines  at that place shipping SOO tons a day when  there are cars, but the C. I'. It. i.s short on  cars, owing to the big wheat crop In Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Mr.  Clayton leaves for Victoria today, whore  his family Is now residing. He expects to  make his home in Nelson ngiiin by March.  It is reported that men holding positions  in Victoria are applicants for the position  of government agent at Nelson, made vacant by the resignation of John A. Turner. In times past, all vacancies here were  filled by men from Victoria; but times  have changed. In the next legislative assembly Kootenay and the Boundary sections of Yale will have 12 members as  against 12 members from Vancouver island.  The tail no longer wags the dog in British  Columbia, and vacancies in offices in Kootenay will not be filled now or hereafter by  men   from  Victoria.  Robert Roisterer, one of Nelson's most  public-spirited men, was laid to rest in the  city cemetery yesterday. Ho had lived 53  years 7 months and 29 days. Born in Germany, ho came to British Columbia many  years ago, and before coming to Nelson  was located at Now Westminster and Vancouver, where he was engaged in tho  same business as he was at Nelson���browing. He leaves a widow and throe children.  Although Mr. Roisterer was a Catholic and  a. liberal contributor to the church, ho was  buried by the Knights of Pythias, u10 j,n.  press!ve burial services of Iho order lining  read at the grave by William Irvine, who  acted  as  chaplain.  COACH THE  NIOW MEN.  It may be considered late in the season to  talk of rowing, but it might be suggested  to   the   management   of   the   Nelson   Boat  club that it is letting the opportunity slip  by for tho training of the men who are to  make up the Nelson crew in the next  regatta of the N. P. A. A. O., which is to  be held at Vancouver. It is generally understood that next season Nelson will be  obliged to pin its faith to an entirely new  crow, but since the last club regatta it is  said not a boat has been launched from  the club house.  The club lias now comfortable quarters,  but if it has not men who can win in the  association regattas the local organization  will not amount to much. No small effort  was made last summer to arouso interest  in rowing, and it must be conceded that  it met with considerable success. The best  way to hold this interest is for the club  management to get together a crew which  will stand some show of capturing the  junior event in tlie next regatta, and if this  is to be done the green men must be coached. There are a number of men who would  like to be coached, and who with proper  training would probably give a good account   of   themselves.  It is said coach Playford Is willing to give  instruction to all who are anxious to learn,  but there are n*> facilities. This is a difficulty which could easily be overcome, and  at a very trifling expense. The club has a  couple of old lapstreaks that are no longer  in commission. The center of one of these  boats could be cut out, and the boat converted into a coaching tub. This would  enable the coach to lick the new men into  shape, so that they could go into the lap-  streak, and from it into the shell. A  winning crew would do more to stimulate  interest in rowing than anything else, and  interest in rowing means a large memberr  ship for the club, and a consequent casement of its financial burdens.  AT THE LAKE VIEW���A. Boumbouer  and   son,   Marysville,   Montana.  AT THE GRAND CENTRAL���D. M.  Rodger, Ymir; D. Mathew, Virden, Manitoba; A. C. Cartier, Spokane; E. D. Car-  tier, Spokane; George Shiell, J. M. McKinney, Spokane; H. C. Kelnney, Spokane; R.  E. Shandin, Ymlr; J. Connors, Kokanee;  L. Elliott, J. I-I. Sloan, Tampa, Florida; J.  Mullan.  AT THE HUME���H. Eden, W. R. Wilson  and wife, Rossland; W. N. Bray ton, Kaslo;  A. A. Whealer, Athabasca mine; W. J.  Blundell, Fernie; W. I-I. Adams, Kaslo; F.  S. Attwood, Kaslo; J. J. McMullan, Ymir;  A. A. Vernon, Ymir; J. B. McCoy, Vancouver, AV. Manhart, Spokane; James Bever-  idge, Vancouver; P. E. McMillan, Toronto;  J. M. Moulton, James Neilson, Lind, Washing ton.  AT THE PHAIR���Thoburn Allen, Calgary; W.J-I. Leishman, Toronto; J L.  Parker, Klmberley; C. I-I. Williams, Spokane;  Hon.  L.  J.  Forget, James Ross,  R.  B. Angus, D. W. C. Hogg, Montreal; J. D.  Giegerich, Sandon; AV. R. Angus, Toronto;  Robert Irving, Kaslo; Mr. and Mrs. J. V.  Genelle,   Vancouver.  AT THE BARTLETT���Philip Dome, O.  J. Adams, J. Demyse, B. Bowerman, J.  WUliamburSt.  AT THE MADD-fi-N���P. Cunningham,  Stephen Young, Cranbfook; Sam Kennedy,  Alexandria, Ontario; W. Feeney, Salmo;  I-I. Morrison, Spokane.  EMPLOYERS FORM: UNION.  Toronto, Oct. 15.���About 30 large  employers of labor met last night and  organized the Toronto Employers' Protective Association, the first organization of its kind to be formed in Canada.  The movement is an attempt on the part  of employers to protect themselves  against arbitrary demands of organized  labor in cases of disputes or strikes.  THAT TOBACCO COMMMISS.ON.  Quebec, Oct. 15.���The royal tobacco  commission concluded' sittings here  today. It will meet at Joliett on Monday next, and in St. John, N. B., on the  Tuesday after.  FOR SALE  First-Class TIMOTHY Hay  ffioS,08.. <�� Per Ton  Addissa JlQX_.2G2J=flolville,__V��ash..  Maker  of  First-class  Hand-made   Boots  and Shoos.     Ward Street, next new Postofllce Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing    Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  IE BETTER.  SOLID VESTIBULED TKAINS.  PALACE DJr.LNG AM) OBSESVATIOfl  PASS;���MEALS a la OAETE.  Close connection East and Westbound at  Spokane with trains of the Spokane Falls  & Northern Railway.  "Direct connection at St Paul without  change of depots, with all trains for Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, New York and all  points East and South.  Leaves Spokane daily for East at 9.40 a. m.  Leaves Spokane daily for West at 7.20 a. m.  Leaves Spokane dally for West at 8.00 p. m.  Westbound trains make direct connection  for Victoria and Vancouver, Portland, San  Francisco, and all points on the Sound.  During the season of navigation, east-  bound trains connect at Duluth with thf  magnificent steamships North-West and  North-Land of tho Northern Steamship  Company's line, operated In connection  with the Great Northern Railway.  For further information, maps, folders,  etc., apply to any agent of tha Spokane  Falls & Northern Railway, Kaslo & Slocan  Railway, Kootenai Railway & Navigation  Company, or to  H. BRANDT,  City Passenger and Ticket Agent, W 761 W,  Riverside avenue, Spokane, Wash.  .  G. K. TACKABURY, Local Agent,  jt-Telaon, B. C.  Tf  Tr  _2^  Tr  Tr  Tf  Tf  __��������  Tr  &  W  ^*  Tr  Tf  Tf  ___3i  Tr  Tr  Tr  Tr  ���_��*  Ti  **��� ^***4MNt ******* ****** * ****** * **  FRED IRVINE <Sc CO  BAKER   STREET  A complete stock of ladies'  children's and men's union and  all wool shirts, drawers and combination suits in all sizes. We  now have the celebrated Health  Brand underwear which is guaranteed to be unshrinkable. Any  garments can be returned to us  if not as represented.  Special bargains ln ladies'  Rendy-to-Wear Hats and Pattern  Hats at reduced prices.  VINE &  CO  ���*-*������%-** *���****���***%-* **���***���*-***'*���*-* JMMfr ***JMt*****iM*? -% ���* <*-������%  *****  ���V-  _<<��.  *te  -te-  ���V-  ~te  >��-  ���V-  >'-_ _5"  OF  Imperial Laundry  Soap  FOR $2.00  Just Received a Fine Line of  Healthy Bulbs for Fall  Planting,  including*  This soap is packed in a neat box and  is without doubt the choicest, most durable and most economical soap over offered  to tho people of Nelson.  T. S. McPKERS  LEADING GROCER  K. W. C. BLOCK  _____________-_=Pl_One=No=40==  NELSON  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 aro so  radically changed that you will be entirely  out of fashion without them. You may  with r-erfect confidence leave your orders  with  ARTHUR GEE  Merchant Tailor  TREMONT  BLOCK.  BAKER ST.,  I.AS''*.  He   will   give   you   the   stylish   cut   and  finish for which he has gained a deservedly  high  reputation.  SUITS FROM $25.00 UP.  CABINET  CIGAR STORE  CALLAS  OXALIS  CROCUS   "  HYACINTHS  MAMMOTH FRESIAS  NARCISSUS  SNOWDROPS  TULIPS  LILIUM HARRISH  Get Them While the Stock  Fresh.  is  6ffinada-Drug"&"Book"  Company, Ltd.  gSTAgLISHEP INJgELSOP-T 1891  Jacob Dover, The Jeweller,  Nelson, B. C.  "���Ji#>fir  I am the leader wherever diamonds  and watches are sold in this country.  My name is a synonym of prompt  service, fair treatment and honest  goods.  My stock for the fall and holiday  trade Is such as suits all the patronage of this character. All my lines  have been selected with the utmost  care. The wants of all customers,  large and small, have been carefully  considered.  Customers always receive the maximum value for their money. My diamond and watch stock never was  larger or so attractive as this season.  All mall orders, receive "prompt and  special attention.  JACOB DOVER  Baker Street  Nelson, B. C.  e  e  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Tobaccos,  Pipes and Smokers Articles.  Q.   B.  MATHEWS,   -    Proprietor  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen   mineral   claim,    situate   in   the  Nelson Mining Division of AVest Kootenay    District.     Where   located���Between  Forty-nine and Eagle creeks.  Take  notice  that William  N.  Rolfe and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Free   Miners'   Certificate . No.   50024,   A.   E.   Hodgins,   exempt.  Intend,   sixty  days  from   the  date  hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements. H��>l-?:'ISf''ii  Dated this 5th day of September, A. D.  19��2.                                                 '  .  ,.'��-<$)_ |ffl_.  We Have a Few lines of Crockery  left, and are offering tliem at prices that  no one can afford to overlook. If you  need anything in this line, don't fail to  see us next week.  Our Grocery stock is new, and our  assortment has no equal.  See us before buying, and you will  buy from us^      J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ud.  (Successors to Wm. Hunter & Co.)  25 CASES Ha-f-Gall��"  Fruit Jars  j^f  COST  We Gaq Save You Money By.  Purchasing Now  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS   BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S  DESKS  rlOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  PHONE  161  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block, -.eun Grocers and Provisions Dealers  D. McARTHUR &  \ Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson, B. C.  \a ^AAA>^vvv��*^^^l^v^^^^A^���^v^^^^^^v^^^���*v^v,^^^A^A(^^^�� ivuvA<��vrvv^-v>yvs4��vViV<i  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Wills Tobacco Hi J_ pHA|B  Player's Tobacco  Turkish Cigarettes  Monopol Cigarettes  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. R. C. and G. B. D. Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of Imported and domestic cigars  The Que  rgar  Tobacconist  Telephone 194  , Propr.  Wholesale and FJetaiJ  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.

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