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 el son  rttmne  Saturday Morning, October 4, 1902  <?  PRIGES OF POWDER IN KOOTENAY GOMPARED WITH PRIGES IN THE COEUR D'ALENES  ONE OF BERNARD MACDONALD'S STATEMENTS SHOWN TO BE FALSE AND MISLEADING  The statements made by Edmund B.  Kirby and Bernard McDonald, mine  managers at Rossland, at the recent  session of the Canadian Mining Institute in Nelson, and repeated at tlie  Hotel Hume banquet given the members  of the institute by the City of Nelson,  are so far from being statements of  fact that they are beginning to be  roundly denounced in the public press.  It is the duty of every n'ewspaper cin  British Columbia to refute the statements made by these two pessimistic  mine managers, fpr if their statements  are allowed to go uncontradicted great  harm may result to the province.  The Tribune will deal with the statement made by Mr. McDonald in his  speech at the Hotel Hume banquet, that  powder costs th'e British Columbia  mine-owner six cents a pound more  than it costs the Montana mine-owner.  As Mr. McDonald read his speech, it  was evidently carefully prepared. He  said that powder was sold at Butte,  Montana, for TEN CENTS A POUND.  Mr. McDonald failed to state when the  10-cent rate prevailed in Montana, He  did not state that the 10-cent rate only  prevailed at Butte during a time nine  years ago when a powder war was on  between the Eastern powder companies  and the Coast powder companies, and  prices were being cut and slashed just  as rates are when a rate war is on between rival railways. By not making  this explanation, Mr. McDonald showed  that he was willing that the public  should be misled, aud if a man in Mr.  McDonald's position, in order to score  a point, makes misstatements regarding  the comparative cost of one article used  in mining, it is not unreasonable to  suppose - that he would not be overscrupulous in making misstatements in  regard to other questions affecting that  industry. Instead of there being a difference of six cents a pound in the pric*e  , of powder in favor of the American  "mine-owner as against the mine-owner  in British Columbia, there is apparently  no difference in the price.  Wallace, Idaho, is the commercial  center of the Coeur d'Alene mining district, a district that produces one-half  of the silver-lead ore mined in th'e  United States. On Thursday of this  week, 'Hercules" giant powder was  quoted in Wallace at 14 cents a pound.  On the same' day, the sam'e grade of  powder, manufactured in British Columbia, was selling in Nelson in carload  lots (20,000 pounds) at 14 cents a pound,  with 2 per cent, off for cash at 30 days.  The price for a case or case lots is 16  cents. Mining companies, like thos'e  managed by Mr. McDonald and Mr.  Kirby do not buy powder in case lots,  but in carload lots. These quotations  are for a grade of powder known as "40  p'er cent," a grade that is used in stop-,  ing. In development work, 'especially  in hard rock, a higher grade of powder  is used, and if the grade used is "GO  per cent," the Kootenay mine-owner  has a slight advantage over th'e mine-  owner in Idaho, as the price is based on  the percentage of nitro-glycerine in the  powder, and for every 10 p'er cent in  excess of the 40 per cent a charge of a  cent and a half a pound is made,  whereas in the United States the charge  is one and three-quarter cents. The  price of 60 per cent, in carload lots, is  17 cents in Nelson, while the.price at  Wallace is 17 1-2 cents.  The Tribune could explain the difference in cost, of manufacturing powder  at San Francisco, in California, and at  Victoria, in this province, but it is not  explanations that the public want The  public want to know if the statements  made by men like Bernard McDonald  are true or not, and The Tribune only  takes upon itself to show that they are  untrue, and if given circulation without being refuted they may do the  province  lasting injury.  '    FORTY-NINE   CREEK   PLACERS.  The Rossland Min'er of yesterday is  the authority for the following: "Negotiations were closed here today whereby  placer mining on Forty-Nine creek in  the Nelson district will be fesumed  forthwith. The parties to the deal are  George H. Keefer, of Nelson, and J.  Fred. Ritchie, of Rossland, who is the  owner of a five-sixths interest in the  placer rights on the creek in question.  Mr. Keefer has taken a lease on the  ground, and returned last night to  Nelson to arrange for a resumption of  operations. The Forty-Nine creek  placer diggings are .well known to all  old residents of the Kootenays. The  presence of placer gold in the bed ' of  the creek was originally discovered by  the men who came north from Califor-  nit after the '49 rush, and the creek took  its name from the -forty-niners.'. Thes'e  men washed the creek, together with  Sandy, Eagle, Rover and other creeks  located immediately to the west of the  city' of Nelson. They were very successful, but their operations were never  extensive owing to the fact that th'eir  facilities for handling material were  more or less crude, and it was never  possible for them to get to bedrock with  the pumping and oth'er apparatus at  their command. Later a syndicate put  in a hydraulic plant. This was headed  by Mr. Ritchie, and in one clean-up  $17,000 was taken out, including the  largest nugget ever found in the Kootenays, a smooth lump of virgin gold as  lrage as a good sized hen's egg. Afterwards the ground was leased, and the  lessee took out considerable gold. For  years Chinamen have been gashing .��� he  stream. Mr. Ke'efer has worked on  Forty-Nine creek, and is, possibly, mor.  familiar with the conditions existing  there than any one else in the section.  He proposes to direct his attention to  a point on the creek where a slide in  past ages led to the backing up of the  creek and the formation of a bed of  gravel som'e two acres in extent. A  scrutiny of the surroundings readily  demonstrates that the gold deposits  were made after the slide in question  occurred, so that it is deduced that the  gravel bed carries values on a parity  with the gravel elsewhere in the creek.  The proposition is to sink in this area  a prospect shaft to bedrock in the immediate vicinity of the shaft, using pumps  to ke'ep the workings clear. *If satisfactory results are secured the work  will be transferred to a point lower  down stream and a tunnel or open cut  run through the bed of the stream, the  water from which will be turned into  sluice boxes, and the whole gravel deposit handled in these sluices."  MINE MANAGER TROUBLED.  John L. Retallack, who is working  the Washington and Slocan Boy mines,  was in Nelson on Thursday. He is  having some difficulty over the employment of a Chinese cook. The men  working in the Slocan have taken a  decided stand against the employment  of Chinese in any capacity in Slocan  district, and few, if any, are employed.  Mr. Retallack says he was forced to  hire a Chines'e cook because of the loss  he suffered from the carelessness and  wastefulness of white cooks. Since  starting work on the Washington and  Slocan Boy he has had eight or nine  cooks, and at times his foreman has had  ���either to do the cooking or get one of  the men from the mine to do it.   This  was unsatisfactory to himself    and to  the men.    He finally "fired" the white  cook and brought up a Chinaman. This  displeased the men and some of them  went down the hill.   Oth'ers have taken  their place, however, but the arrangement is not at all satisfactory.    "The  secretary of the Sandon Miners' Union,  ���Andy Shilling, is an old friend of mine."  said    Mi*.  Retallack to a Tribune reporter, "and I sent for him to come up  to the mine and talk the matter over.  He    came up and I showed    him my  books, so that he could see for himself  what it was costing me to run my boarding house.   Afterwards; I told him that  if the union would send me a cook and  guarantee that he would give the men  satisfaction,    that  I  would    'fire'   the  Chinaman at once.   Mr. Schilling could  not make    such a guarantee, and the  Chinaman is still doing the cooking."  Mr. Retallack said no one could fairly  accuse    him of being an advocate of  cheap labor, as he was then paying $3.50  a day to his miners, which is 25 cents a  day more than the union scale; but he,  like others, was getting a trifle tired  of being imposed on by a class of men  who, apparently, were unwilling to deal  fairly with those who employed them.  The experience that Mr. Retallack "says  he has had is not unlike that of many  of the hotel keepers in Nelson, and the  remedy, as far as mine managers go, is  for the miners to insist that the cooks  'employed shall not only be white men,  but that they shall be white men who  know their business and will attend to  ���*������    ... J__iH_!__i!__.iS  IS A GREAT PROPERTY.'  The Le Roi .mine at Rossland is, without doubt, a great property. It was  badly managed for stock jobbing purposes by the Whitaker Wright management; so badly managed that it was in  d'ebt nearly a million dollars at the time  the Whitaker Wright crowd were forced  out of the management. It is now capably managed at the Rossland end, and  is earning from $100,000 to $150,000 a  month. But the man who is manager  is not given to writing papers on mine  taxation in British Columbia, or making  reports on th'e amount of ore in sight  in Slocan mines that mislead people  into making bad investments, or compelling his men to work on national  holidays in order to show the weakness  of the miners' union.  Trout Lake district in which they are  interested. One of the groups is known  as the Pedro, and is owned by the  Marie-Marilla Mining Company of Minneapolis; another is known as the  Linson View group. Both are on Canyon creek, which empties into Trout  lake from the south at Gerrard, the  Trout lake end of the Lardo branch of  th'e C. P. R. Development work is  now being done on both groups, and it  is the intention of the owners to keep  the work going all winter. It is possible  that shipments may be made before  spring, as the distance the ore wouM  be rawhided is about five miles.  MAY  SHIP  ORE.  ,W.   E.   Gifford   of  Minneapolis,  and  J.   M.   Miller of Toronto registered at  the Hume on Thursday en route home  from   a  visit  to   mining    property   in  BRINGING IN FINE STOCK.  That Nelson can take care of one-  fourth of the fine stock brought to the  province by the British Columbia Live  Stock Association speaks much for the  possibilities of our,ranching lands. On  Monday of this week L. W. Paisley  of Chilliwack, secretary of the British  Columbia Live Stock Association, delivered at Nelson one of four carloads  of fine, stock purchased by the association in Ontario. The carload was made  up of 25 grad'ed short-horn heifers, 1  pure bred short-horn bull, and 1 pure  bred short-horn heifer. Delivery was  made to James Tarry, who has a ranch  at Slocan Junction, 12 miles west of  Nelson. The 'animals weje purchased  in the neighborhood of TPeterborough,  Ontario, and are as fine as any ever  brought to this province. -  is understood that his company will  have ample funds to carry out ;its  undertakings once it is decided what is  best to be done*. Construction work is  more expensive and not always satisfactory when done during the winter,  and it is just possible that the company's smelter will not be completed  this winter. Mr. Hull is an Ohio man  .and has been in British Columbia a  year. He has no "kick" to register  against either the people or the laws  of the country. He says the laws are-  good, and in some respects our mining  laws are better than thos'e of the  United States.  STRUCK A BONANZA.  A report comes from the Silver King  mine that M. S. Davys, who has a lease  on-that property, has struck a bonanza.  The report could not be verified, however, any more than that good ore has  been struck in two places, but enough  Work has not been done' to prove th'e  extent of the ore bodies. As the Stiver  King has produced some of the richest  ore ever mined in Kootenay, it is not  unreasonable to believe that there are  still good ore bodies in the mine, and'  that it will be again in the front rank  as a producer.  SMELTERS GIVE STABILITY.  During the year 1902 up to today the  smelters at Nelson and Trail have  treated 50,000 tons of ore, which gave  employment to at least 400 men and  stability to the towns of Nelson and  Trail. -, According to papers like th'e  Rossland World and the Sandon Paystreak, it would have been better for  the country if these 50,000 tons of ore  had b'een smelted at points in the  United States, if the-producers of the ore  treated could have made a saving of a  dollar a ton. Fifty-thousand dollars  saved to the silver-lead mine-owners  of the Slocan would be of greater benefit to British Columbia than the distribution of the wages earned by 400  smelter workers! Stability of real  estate values at Trail and Nelson counts  for nothing if maintaining the stability  reduces the net profits of a dozen mine-  owners who invest their profits in tire  United States!  MINE LOOKING WELL.  B. J. Per,ry, manager of the Noble  Five min'es in the Slocan, is in Nelson  en route to Victoria. He says the Noble  Five mines are looking well, and that  once the existing trouble b'etween his  cofnpariy and the Last Chance company  is settled, the Noble Five will be in a.'  position to make regular shipments.  WILL MINE WITH A STEAM SHOVEL'  James. Macdonell, the railway contractor," along with his partner*and ���  others, is removing a steam shovel to  Perry creek, in East Kootenay, and expects to have it installed within three  weeks.  SHARES IN GOOD DEMAND.  Brokers report a good demand for  shares in the Ashnola Smelter, Limited,  a company organized to operate in the  Similkameen and whose head ofiice is  in  Nelson.  WILL HAVE AMPLE FUNDS.  George W. Hull, manager of the Sullivan Mining Company, operating mines  and building a smelter in East Kootenay, was in Nelson this week. He  would  not talk for publication,  but it  GOOD FORCE  EMPLOYED-  Eighty-five men are now employed at  the Arlington  mine,  near  Slocan  City,  and the shipments for th'e week totaled  50 tons.  SHIPPING ZINC ORE.  The Bosun mine at New Denver has  shipped  three  carloads  of zinc ore to  Antwerp, Belgium.    It went via Montreal. ���    -���-  \-\  Henry Rose Now on Trial Charged With the Murder of John Cole  Testimony of the Leading Witness for the Prosecution  "^The^assize^court^opened^at^Nelson^on"  Thursday, chief justice Hunter presiding.  The grand jury returned two true bills,  and threw out one. One of the true bills  wns an indictment against Henry Rose for  the murder of a ranchman who lived on  Arrow lake, a short distance north of  Nakusp. The crime was committed last  June, and the story as told by Nels Demars,  when in tlie wltnos-box on Thursday, is  probably ns near a straight ono as the  public  will   ever  hear.  He said that his occupation was pros  peetlng and mining, and that he lived  nbout eight miles below Nakusp. Ills ago  was "S years, nnd he lind lived In British  Columbia 43 years. Ho had first mot  Henry Rose 10 or II years ago, but had  not boon well acquainted with him till IS  months ago.    Since then thoy had worked  -together^in'-mining^and-^trapping^ahd^ori1"  a contract getting out telegraph poles.  We parted the 3rd of January this year,  good friends. Met him again at Burton  City. I was working on government work,  and the foreman sent me up to Nakusp.  I went up, and coming back stopped off  and saw Rose on the way. Then I saw him  again when I was on a steamer going to  Nakusp. He wns fishing, I think. I waved  my hand at him nnd ho waved back. That  night he came up to Nakusp and I saw  him. Next day ho spoke to me about  coming to see his ranch, but I had an  engagement at St. Leon Springs. H-*"  said he would bring me back that night,  but I 'hnd seen tho ranch and did not want  to go. I then went up to the record ofllco,  and coining back saw Rose and Cole.  Cole said: "Nels, we had better go down to  see Rose's ranch. He has promised to give  mo some plants." Cole lived live miles  abovo Nakusp and Rose six miles below.  I had  known Cole since lS'JI.  ^I'had^eeri^drihkirig^fe^  before Cole was killed. We went into a  saloon and Rose and Cole took a drink  and I took a cigar. When I agreed to go  I went back and got a bottle of Scotch  whiskey, and had the cork pulled by tlie  bartender. When I got into the boat I  found that there were four bottles in it  already. When we got Into the boat Rose  said he would row, so Cole got in first,  and 1 steered with a' paddle in the stern.  After we had gone 200 yards Rose stopped  and reached for a bottle to take a drink.  I passed him my bottle, as It was open.  Cole and Rose each took a drink, and when  we reached a point at the head of Genello's  sawlog boom they took another. Then a  little later wo came opposite Nukusp  creek, and they took another, nnd then  Rose said to me: "You drankln town with  us, and now you won't. What Is wrong  with you?" To show t'nere was nothing  wrong I took the' bottle and put it to my  lips,  and  passed  It.    Cole  then  offered  to  GRAND JURY REPORT.  The grand jury at this term of court  wore: AV. W. Beer, foreman, AV. A. Jowett, J. Laing Stocks, R. M. Bird, George  McFarland, E. C. Traves, T. G. Procter,  A. H. Gracey, Peter Lamont, Hamilton  Byers, J. J. Campbell, all of Nelson, and  A. B. Mackenzie of Rossland. They made  the  following   report:  Tho Honorable the Chief Justice���May  it please your lordship: We, the grand  jury, desire on this, the first occasion on  which your lordship has held court in  Nelson, to tender our congratulations upon your elevation to the highest judicial  position in our province, and express our  hope that you may long serve your country in that capacity. In view of the representations that 'have been made by the  grand juries in the past, it might have  been expected that a suitable court house  would have boon erectea here before now,  but it is understood that plans and specifications havo been prepared, and we would  lay stress upon the necessity for pressing  forward its erection. We have inspected  the jail, and have found it to be exceedingly clean and showing signs of careful  supervision,     with   grounds     greatly   im  proved and well cared for. AVo have ascertained from tlio warden that there have  been several female prisoners, and that  no female attendant has been employed on  such occasions, and we consider that some  of the duties involved are such as to render it necessary that provision should be  made for such cases, and that the' warden  should be instructed to engage the services of a woman attendant when any  female prisoners are In his care. If the  present authority which tho warden has  to engage a matron at $20 per month  wore changed to Instructions to engage  such temporary assistance when female  prisoners are in care, paying such wage  per diem as may be necessary, it is  thought that the evil would be corrected  without an annual expenditure exceeding  the amount stated in the authority already granted by the government. AVe  trust that your lordship may see fit to  endorse to t'ho proper authorities the foregoing  recommendations.  SURVEYING   THE   ROUTE.  Cranbrook Herald, 2nd:    "Mr.  Pollen, of  Fort   Steele,    says   that   the   preliminary  work   for   the   -survey   of   the   Kootenay  Central    is    being   carried    forward), * and  within a short timo a party of engineers  will be put ln the Held. It Is understood  from other quarters that the engineers  will be engaged in locating the line during  tho coming winter, from Fort Steele north,  and that the southern terminus mill not  be determined  until  later."  THE RAILWAY SITUATION.  There is little that is n'ew in the  railway situation in this province. All  sorts of rumors find circulation at the  Coast, but when sifted down they amount to little. The purchase of the  Victoria Terminal railway by the Vancouver, Westminster & Yukon Railway  Company was reported, but the deal has  fallen through. The finding of a low  pass through the Hope mountains, in  British Columbia, is also denied. The  one reported as found is only 500 feet  lower than the Allison pass, and is not  deemed a suitable one by the Great  Northern railway locating engineers,  who want a route from the Boundary  through to the Coast over which 100  carloads can be hauled by one engine.  A Victoria dispatch says the interest.of  the  Pacific   Improvement  Company   in  ^liaiTge"pial2W~w^  After we had gone another "half mile they  took another drink. The wind, which was  a head one, was increasing all this time,  and the lake was covered with White caps.  AVe were close to shore. Cole and Rose  commenced to talk. I did not hear what  they   wore   saying   or   pay   any   attention  till I heard  Rose say:    "That's a   lie,  and  I'll  whip   the        that  says  so." I was afraid that they would light  and upset the boat and drown me, because 1 cannot swim. T turned the boat  In and Rose asked where I was going. I  said that wo would go ashore till tho  wind went down some. Rose was In tlio  bow nnd Cole next. They jumped out, and  as there was a heavy swell on, the boat  was bumping up and down on the rocks. I  pulled her awny up, and when I looked  again they were on ahead and pawing one  another over, but thero were no blows  struck. I said to Rose: "It's a shame  you can never take a drink with a friend  Ho  the Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway has  been purchased by James Dunsmuir, as  well as the interest held by that company in the coal mines at Union. The  Pacific Improvement Company is a subsidary company of the Southern Pacific,  and was originally owned by Stanford,  Huntington, and Crocker, the builders  of the Central and Southern Pacific  railways. It owned an undivided one-  half of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway and Union coal mines.  SHOULD BE TAKEN AVITH SALT.  The telegram from Victoria that appeared  in the Nelson Daily News and the Rossland Miner, which contained the startling  information that there "had been a war of  words between Charles Wilson of Aran-  couvcr and colonel Prior of A'lctoria over  politics, should be taken with a good deal  of salt. It came from tho same source  as did tho special telegrams from A'irtorla  last winter that appeared in the Nelson  Minor and the Rossland Miner, and it  is noteworthy that no single thing that  was predicted in these telegrams came  true. Tlio telegrams, Instead of contain  Ing facts, contained simply what tho man  ~witliout��� trying~to~"m7flce     troubfeT"  turned  around   and   said:    "You   old      will you try to make trouble?" Then he  came at me and 1 tried to run hut caught  on a bush and fell down. As 1 fell, I  rolled over a log and he 'hit mo on the  back ol" the head. J started lo rise, but  he met me witli a club about two and a  half feet long, lie struck me with this  before I could got up. I think II was a j  piece of edging, nbout throe Inches wide.  I "had nothing in my hand and In- struck  mo over my right eye and made nu- senseless. When I came too. my head was  hurting very much and I f.���!t very sor<\  It might have been two minutes ami it  might have been two hours before I came  too. It was raining heavily, ami when I  recovered 1 felt very cold and wns trembling all over. My face ami ln-ad were  covered with blood, niid my left eye was  almost closed, and my other eye was mil.  I tried to get. up but my head was swimming.   I got a dry piece of wood ami took  who penned them wanted to take place.  Charles AVilson of A'.ineonver is the accepted leader of tlie Conservative party in  British Columbia, and those Conservatives  who are unwilling to accept him as leader  are unwilling to follow any leader unless  they have the naming of him themselves.  Disgruntled men are never selected lo lead  parties that hope to be successful, and the  people are  tired of  "soreheads."  "my "knife arul cut some shavings and  lighted them and put my hands over the  blaze to try to warm them. Then I  looked and saw Cole on his hands and  knees a little way off, and Rose standing  live or six feet farther on. He was looking at Cole, but happened to see the blaze.  He ciimo rushing over towards mo and  said: "We don't want any fire there."  I said: "I am cold and freezing." He  said: "I don't care," and put it out and  struck me. 1 said: "What do you want  lo kill me for?" nnd .10 only struck me  again and knocked me senseless. I don't  know what sort of a club It was he hit  me with then, but do not think It was  the same one. I don't know how long I  lay unconscious; I knew nothing till men  from Nakusp found me. I did not know  who they were. When they got hold of  me they pulled me up from the ground,  and I. said that they were hurling me.  Then I knew nothing more till I found  myself    in   bed    in    the    l.eland    hotel   at  Nakusp, tlio next day. I don't know  what became of my knife. I never saw  it again. Dr. Cross attended me at Nakusp. Then I went up to Revelstoke. I  lost my right eye, which was bursted, and  tbe bones above It were broken. They aro  not quite right yet. I was also a llttlo  bruised on my head. Rose and Colo wero  not sober, but they were not beastly  drunk. I was sober, but I felt the effects*  of the liquor 1 had drank the night before.  The hearing of the case was continued  on Friday, but no new facts were brought  out. Tho evidence will probably be nil In  today. The trial jury is made up of tho  following named: AV. O. Brown, foreman.  George Nunn, W. I{. .McLean. T. L.. J.illle.  Solomon Johns, John Eraser, A. T. Walley,  IC. H. Menermlti. U. I,. Gilchrist, A. Ii.  Doekstender, C. i. Archibald, and J. \  Templeman. The prisoner Is defended by  J.A..Mi'l)onaid of Knsslnnd, and AV. A. Macdonald of Nelson Is crown prosecutor.  REVENUE   RECEIPTS.  For  tho   nine   months   ending   September  30th,    the    City    of    Nelson    collected    the  following revenue:  Real    estate    taxes . 2.021 !<7  Electric   light    rates    17.01!) I!.'!  Water  rates    12.071 22  Scavenger    fees     2,S:::| 20  Licenses     11,250 00  Police court  fines       ills ��  Sower   rentals       I��S 01  Miscellaneous       1.750 00  Road   tax           SI2 00  Dog  tax           170 0(1  Burial  permits and  cemelery  lots..       2:M m  Electric  light   supplies -.  3.10  AVeigh   Scales           '.20 an  Sewer   construction       175 ir,  Streets      C 25  Fire   department   maintenance  IXii 50  Public schools,  per capita grant... 2.08-1 !'2  High   school   grant  5,0:10 00  Kleetric   light   construction  12 50  Waterworks   construction  10 SO  Public    health  30G 00  Pound      22 00  Tota 1     .5S.G53 71  The total receipts for the year will be in  the neighborhood of $!)0.000. as none of the  real estate taxes for this year havo yet  heen paid owing to delay in sending out  tlie  tax  notices.  RIBLET  SECURES     ANOTHER  CONTRACT.  Lardeau Eagle. 2Cth: "On Saturday  B. C. Riblet of Nelson arrived in Ferguson to commence the contract with  the Silver Cup mine people to put in  n tram line to tho mine. The length of  the tram will be oivo and throe-quarter  miles. It will be of tlie Riblet patent  four-cable aerial bucket tram, run by  gravity. Each bucket has a carrying  on parity of 1.000 pounds of ordinary ore,  but will carry a ton of Silver Cup ore,  besides being arranged to carry supplies up to tho mine. It is expected that  nearly three months will be consumed  in construction, and between 20 and 25  men will be employed. The cost as  nearly as can be figured out will be in  the neighborhood of $20,000."  DECIDED IMPROVEMENT AT EHOLT  There is a decided improvement in  general business at Eholt, says the  Grand Forks Evening Sun. The resumption of work at the B.C. mine, situate  about a mile and a half from the town,  is chiefly responsible for this gratifying change for the better. About 70  men are now employed at the mine,  which is shipping nn average of 130 to  M0 tons of ore a day to the Boundary  Falls smelter. This ore is being mined  in the old workings. A prospect shaft  is being stink on the south end of the  ground, and it is down nearly 50 feet,  and some good ore has been met with,  but little is being said about it, the  object being to avoid raising hopes that  may not bo realized should the ore shoo{  not prove permanent. 2  Tke Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.   Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) 812,000,000.00  REST      8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. 0. M. G., President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,  Corner Baker and  Kootenay Streets  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  I Imperial Bank of Canada;  capital;  ���R-Eisa.  (Authorized) .  (Paid Up) ..  J4,000,000  a'soojooo  .tB25125JOOO  HEAD  OFFCE,   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.���Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E. HAY. Assistant <3en. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  NELSON BRANCH���A general banking business tranasted.  Savings  Department���Deposits  received and interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available ln all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special  attention given to collections. j    M    LAY(  Manageri  used in operating its lighting system;  and in order to make the city more  dependent, the West Kootenay Power  & Light Company with the secret aid  of friends in the Dunsmuir government,  is attempting to acquire all land along  the Kootenay river suitable for sites for  power stations. This is all the more  deplorable since it is being daily demonstrated that our small streams cannot  be depended on to furnish an adequate  flow of water to operate even small  mining power plants continuously. No  company should be allowed to monopolize th'e water of rivers so large that  their flow is but slightly affected by  climatic changes or conditions. It  would therefore be up to the City of  Nelson, once it owned its own street  railway system, to enforce recognition  of its rights from the provincial government.  TRAINS AND STEAMEES  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK   CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyio,  , Marysville, I orfc  5.-00 a. m  Daily.  Cranbrook,  .._...  Steele, Klko, Fernie, Michel,  Blairmore, Frank,  Macleod,  Letlibridge,  Winnipeg,   and  all Kostern points,  8 a. m.  8 a. m.  6:40 p. m.  Daily  8:40 p. _  Daily  . m.  ARRIVE  5:00 p. m.  DaUy.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY abrive  RAILWAY  Robson, Trail and Rossland. 30:35 a.m.  (Daily excopt Sunday)  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,    9:35 p.m.  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead.  Revolstoke, and all points east  and west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  9:35 p.m.  Dafly  9:a5l  Dafly  ip.l  ��fly  LEAVE  9:15 ajn.  SLOCAN RIVER RAtLWY arhivk  Slocan City, SUverton. New3:_0 p.m.  Denver, Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  LKAVK  4 p. m.  i p.m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  do and all Wa  (Daily except  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lako Branch.  (On Mon. Wed. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tue. Thur. and Sat.)  ARRIVE  11:00  a. m.  II a.m.  county or supreme court judge. No  P'arson should be allowed to vote at an  election whose name has not been  entered in the voters' register 30 days  prior to an election. The voters' lists-  should b'e cancelled on the dissolution  of the legislative assembly, in order  that every general 'election should be  held with new lists. The present act is  antiquated and ambiguous, and it allows  political jobbers, like those who cropped  up in Nelson and Slocan ridings in  1900, to deprive good citizens of aright  to which they are entitled. _  "Goodwin" candles, a standard brand  used in mining, are sold in the Coeur  d'Alenes for $5.15 a box of 40 pounds.  The same brand is selling in Nelson for  $6.25 a box. The candles are mad'o in  St. Louis, Missouri, and candles of the  same grade are not manufactured in  Canada. The high price paid by the  British Columbia mine-owner is just tire  amount of the duty, as the deal'er here  has only a small margin of profit, probably a smaller margin than the dealer  in the Idaho mining towns. The difference in the cost, $1.10 a box, does not  go to the Canadian manufacturer, but  goes into the Dominion treasury, and  is therefore a direct tax on the mining  industry.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Depot  7*15 ajn  Mounttii  8-.06 a. m"  Daily,  NELSON &  FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Brio, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colville  and Spokane.  Making through oonneotlona  at Spokane to tbe south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  LKAVK  Nelson  t-OO a. m.  Kaslo    Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  3:85 p. m. Kaslo and all Way Landings.  Daily  LEAVE  DaUy  8:00 a. m  1:00 p.m.  ARRIVE  Monntta  7:19 P<nu  Depot.  8 p.m.  Daily  Individuals who are unable to adjust  their differences are compelled to go  into court and accept the decision of a  judge as final. Even-handed justice is  not always done, but until a better  method is found, the courts will go  right along adjusting and settling disputes that aris'e between individuals. So  with disputes that often affect whole  communities. .They should be settled  in courts established for that special  purpose. The question is not one that  should remain open simply because  labor- organizations oppose compulsory  arbitration or employers favor it. The  question is one of so much importance  to the people as a whole that it should  be dealt with, and the more promptly  the better.  British "Columbia can double its population within five years if only the provincial government will devote as much  practical intelligence to irrigation as it  has to hatching salmon. There are  thousands of people in the province who  aro consuming the produce of farms and  orchards that are situate to. the south  of the international boundary, and there  are tens of thousands of people in th'e  Northwest Territories and in Manitoba  ready to consume the produce of orchards that can be made in British Columbia, if only its arid soil is watered. If  the province can build dyk'es to keep the  lowlands along the Fraser from 'overflowing, it can build ditches that will  overflow the highlands of Yale and  Kootenay.  their capacity to pay regular divdends,  and through mismanagement and stock  jobbery, have not paid dividends at all.  Other minvjs, like the Ymir, have been  placed in London and have paid dividends on a fair capitalization. No single  failure of a mine in British Columbia  owned by British capital can be fairly  charged to bad legislation, either provincial or dominion; but in every instance wh-et-e there has been failure, the  failure has resulted from crooked  reports, or from over-capitalization, or  from gross mismanagement. Tlie blame  should be placed where it belongs.  A campaign of education is at its  height in Kootenay. The public is beginning to learn that the cry raised  against the mining laws of this province  is entirely unjustified; that our mining  laws are, if anything, too liberal. The  publio is also beginning to learn that  the cry raised against the 2 per cent  tax comes 'entirely from a class of men  who have been failures as mine managers, or who are unwilling that the  province should derive direct taxes from  a species of property that, the world  over, is reserved for the uses of the government. The public is also beginning  to learn that the tariff could be revised  so as to both protect our mine owners  as producers of raw material, and lessen  their burdens as 'employers of labor. By  the time the campaign is over, the people  will know the right from the wrong,  and will know how to definitely and intelligently instruct the men they 'elect  to make the laws of the province and  the Dominion.  UNION MEN GIVE "JIM"' WILKS A SMOKER  AND PRESENT HIM WITH A GOLD WATCH  appreciation   and  that its meaning  ARRIVB  Ka-do  8:40 a. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. m.  DaUy  KASLO & SLOCAN  RAILWAY  .. Kaslo..  .Sandon.  ARRIVE  Dally  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a.m.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE   yound��a"ln"*lS9a."^^"-^=^�����  No man is more, roundly abused today  in British Columbia than Edmund B.  Kirby, manager of the War Eagle and  Centre Star mines at Rossland. Strange  to say, th'e abuse is not coming from  labor organizations, but from men who  are seldom in sympathy with labor  organizations. The false and "pessimistic utterances of Mr. Kirby are having  widespread circulation and are doing  the province no end of harm. Although  his utterances were known to be false  and pessimistic, Mr. Kirby's associates  in the Canadian Mining Institute had  not the courage to repudiate and refute  th'em, and  they    were _ allowed to. go  JOHN HOUSTON, Proprietor  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  Tho Nelson Tribune Is served by carrier  to subscribers ln Nelson or sent by mail  to any address ln Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to Great  Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No subscription token for less than a year.  SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 4, 1902.  m ��� ��� "        ���       -   ���     '���     -' ��� -��  The Midway Dispatch, in a two-and-a-  half column article, shows how money  has been wasted on roads and bridges  in the southeastern portion of Yale district. The same waste is going on all  over the province, and has been going  on for years. It is safe to say that one-  third of the money appropriated for  roads, bridges, and trails, is expended  in such a way as to be of no actual  benefit to the country. This is largely  due to the faulty system in which appropriations are made, and to the want of  system in spending the appropriations.  forth as the views of not only Mr.  Kirby, but of the eminent gentlemen  who compose the Canadian Mining Institute. From this time on that scientific body will be as discredited as the  late Mine Owners' Association was before its timely demise.  Sir William Mulock, postmaster-general, was walking along the Strand, in  London, one day accompanied by a distinguished lawyer and declaiming about  British ignorance of the Dominion. The  lawyer laughed at his assertions, and to  prove them Sir William decided to ask  th'e next three persons they met if they  ever heard of Canada. The first man  said "No." The second declared that he  knew London well, and could swear that  it was nowhere near the Strand. In his  most amiable mann'er Sir William then  accosted a flower girl. She looked as  though she might have been at a board  school, so Canada's postmaster-general  altered his Question and asked her if  sire was familiar with Ottawa. "Familiar with who?" she replied, "you just  go along, or I'll smack your dirty face!"  Yet the Rossland Miner would have its  readers believe the British know all  about the bad mining laws passed by the  British Columbia legislature.  The Sandon Paystreak says its character has been defamed by classing it  as a Liberal n'ewspaper.   The Paystreak  says it would not be found dead in the  same street as the Liberal party, that  the  Liberal    party has  violated  every  pledge,  repudiated "every promise,  and  outraged every principle in the name of  which it secured offlce;  that there are  no statesmen within its ranks; that its  leaders are politicians with a corporation retainer; that Laurier is a shuffler;  Sifton is a grafter, Tarte is a fakir, and  that Mulock    and    Charlton are hucksters of beautiful words;  that there is  not a man among them who will face up  honestly to the paramount issues of the  day.-   Arid the worst of it is, according  to Th'e Paystreak,  that    the party in  opposition is no better than the party  in power;   that together they are the  two thieves between whom the public  is crucified.   If both the political parties  are so real bad, what a bad    lot tlve  people of Canada must be, for 95 per  cent of them belong to either the Conservative or the Liberal parties?    The  only real good men in this portion of  Canada must b'e the five supreme court  judges and the editor of The Paystreak.  There is considerable comment, and  more or less doubt, as to the real meaning of the Provincial Elections Act. The  trouble with the act is that its framers  had no confidence in men. They assumed that all men who want to be voters  are crooked until they are proved  straight at a court of revision. The  person applying to have his name  ���entered on the voters' list is required  to make a declaration on oath that he  is qualified to vote. That declaration  should be sufficient, and once it is handed to the collector of voters and entered  in the voters' register, it should remain  ���there until struck off by an order of a  The operation of street cars is a live  question at St. Thomas, Ontario, as it  is at Nelson.     According   to    the St.  Thomas Daily Times of September 20th  twenty leading citizens of St. Thomas  were interviewed on the question, and  of the twenty, sixteen were strongly in  favor of municipal ownership and operation of street railways; three were of  opinion  that the city should own  the  street     railway     system,    if    private  parties    would    not    take    hold    and  give good service; and one was opposed  to the city taking over and operating  the road, if there was any other way  out of it.   Nine out of ten of the people  of N'elson are in favor of purchasing the  Nelson street railway and operating it  as a civic utility.   They believe that if  the line was extended so as to take in  the southeastern    portion  of  th'e  city  that it could be operated at slight loss.  They also believe that the purchase of  the street railway would solve the power  question, as far as the city is concerned.  As long as the street railway is in tire  hands of private parties, efforts will be  mad'e to "do" the city out of its electric  lighting business;  but once it is owned  by the city, the city must take steps to  protect    its  investments,  and  the first  step to take   in   that direction is the  erection of a power station,  so as to  make the city entirely independent of  the West Kootenay Power & Light Company.   At present the city is dependent  on the West Kootenay Power & Light  Company for a portion of the    power  The two newspapers in Rossland  stand^in^an-nmique^positionr^The-oive  represents an elem'ent whose spokesmen denounce the laws of the country  as bad, because they do not foster and  encourage the particular Industry in  which they, for th'e time, are engaged.  The other represents a single individual  who is laboring und'er the delusion that  he is a Moses, the one Moses who can  lead the peopl'e aright. According to  these two newspapers, there is little  that is not wrong in British Columbia,  and that there is little that is wrong  that could not be righted if Edmund  B. Kirby, M.E., and Smith Curtis,  M.P.P., were only given a free hand.  It is strange, however, that so few people in the province can be made believe  that Mr. Kirby is an authority on any  question that concerns th'e public, and  that so few people will accept Mr. Curtis  as either prophet or leader in matters  political.  The Rossland Miner will have it that  bad mining legislation is responsible  for the stoppage of the inflow of British  capital to this province. It seems  strange that mines that paid dividends  when managed by Americans ceased to  pay dividends as soon as they passed  into the hands of British companies. It  also seems strange that Americans, notwithstanding our bad laws, are investing more mon'ey in British Columbia  than ever before. British capital has  ceased to flow to this province because  the capital so far invested has yielded  but slight returns in dividends. Exhausted mines, or mines with little or  no ore in sight, have been palmed off on  the British at fabulous prices. There  could be but one result for capital so  invested���no dividends. Other mines  with good showings, lik'e the Le Roi of  Rossland for instance, have been sold  to   the   British   at  prices    far   beyond  The Rossland World quotes the Sandon Paystreak on the lead duty question, and as The World and Th'e Paystreak are for the time snuggle in the  same political cot, it is only reasonable  to supopse that The World approves the  contentions of The Paystreak. The Paystreak  says    the    farmers  of .Canada  have  protection  to   the    extent  of  12  cents a bushel on the wheat they grow,  yet they  are    compelled to sell  their  wheat at a price based on the price at  Liverpool.    Because of this,  The Paystreak contends that an increase in the  duties on lead and lead products would  "iwOncTea!<rtluTpric^^  Kootenay.    The    lead    mine-owner in  the United States is protected by a duty  of 1 1-2 cents a' pound on the lead contents of raw ore, and the result is that  he is paid, not the   London   price of  lead, but tho New York price, which is  from 1 1-2 to 2 cents higher than the  London price.   If the contention of The  Paystreak is correct, tlie Coeur d'Alene  mine-owner    would    today  be  getting  just the same price for his lead that the  Slocan mine-owner is getting.   Instead,  ho is getting 3 1-2 cents a pound, while  the Slocan man is getting a cent and  a half.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  A custom generally observed in Kootenay is one that goes to show that are  people are good-hearted and liberal.  When men who have occupied positions  of responsibility or trust change their  places of residence or their vocations,  their fellow-citizens or their fellow-  workers show their  friendship in a way  cannot be mistaken.  James Wilks has been for several  years secretary of the Nelson Minors'  Union, a position of responsibility and  trust. The secretary fo the one officer  of the union who has to rub up against  the men who employ miners, and in  order to be successful he must have  both sense and tact. As the secretary  also collects the membership fees and  dues, the position is one of trust- Some  time ago, being a man of family, Mr.  Wilks decided he would not seek a reelection as secretary of the Nelson  union, and the members of the union  decided on hearing the fact that they  would at the right time show "Jim"  how much they appreciated him as a  man and fellow unionist. Last Wednesday night was decided on as the  proper time, and the place selected was  the Grand Central hotel. Invitations  were sent the mayor and the aldermen  and others more or less prominent in  official and business circles. By 9 o'clock  the big billiard room of the hotel was  well filled, and by the time president  Peacock of the miners' union, who occupied the chair, rapped his gavel fpr  order, fully 150 people were seated in  the room or standing in the lobby.  After the object of th'e gathering was  explained by the chairman, a programme, made of songs, speeches, etc.,  was carried out. The songsters were  Messrs. Caldwell, Thompson, Livingston, Honeyman and Pollard. Eli Sutcliffe gave an exhibition of his hypnotic  power, and hypnotized "Bobbie" Whit-  tet and two other boys, much the same  as the "Great and Only" McEwen does  at his performances. George Gunn  played several of the national airs of  Scotland on the bagpipes. Alderman  Scanlan made a short speech, and  brought down the house with a rendition  of the manner in which stump speeches  are delivered in some of the wards in  New York City.  There was no end of smoke and beer  and sandwiches and fruit and cigars.  At 10 o'clock Mr. Wilks was called to  the front, and the chair presented him  with a gold watch and chain, and made  the following speech in doing so:  "It is with pleasure that I perform a  duty that devolves upon me as president of the Miners' union of Nelson; a  duty that goes to prove that men are  not always ungrateful to their fellow-  men. As secretary of the union you  have performed duties that sometimes  were rendered disagreeable through the  enmity engendered oetween employer  and employee by difference of opinion  on economic questions; but you always  performed them with fidelity to this  union and credit to yourself as a man.  Through the troublous times that our  organization has had I know you had  the entire confidence of the members of  the union, and I believe you retained the  respect, of the public, without which  no labor, organization can make much  headway. In resigning office to seek  other and probably more congenial and,  we hope, better paid work, you are  doing only that    which  all  men who  have families dependent upon them  have a right to do; but you leave us  officially with our keenest regret and  our entire respect ,and you have our  best and most sincere wishes for  success in future undertakings. As a  slight token of the feelings of the members of the Nelson Miners' Union, No.  9G, I present you with this watch, with  tho hope that its ticks will always be as  true to you as are the heart beats of  the men who work in the mines of the  Nelson district.  In    responding,  Mr.  Wilks    made a  short speech that showed he appreciated  the motive which actuated the donors.  He said  it was the  flrst    occasion  in  which he had take nthe principal part  in such proceedings, and he would long  remember the event.   He was afraid he  did not deserve all the kind things said  of him by president Peacock.    If during his term of offlce he had been able  to promote the welfare of the organization in any measure, his success had  been  due  to the sympathetic co-operation of the members of the union generally,   and   particularly  to  the  executive officers.    He believed  that better  relations   existed    today    between   the  members of the miners' union and the  citizens of Nelson than ever before, and  for this a debt of gratitude was owing  to  the old Tribune, whatever the new  Tribune might deserve.   Though he was  severing  his   official    connection  with  the union, he wished it understood that  he would always have its best interests  at heart, and if at any time he could  render assistance by voice or pen they  could count upon his heartiest efforts.  He was a union man on principle, and  he believed that at all times and  mder  all circumstances a man should be prepared to take a stand for principle.   He  urged the members of the union to extend to' Mr. Phillips, his successor, the  same measure of hearty co-operation as  had been invariably extended to himself,  and  he assured  the meeting that  Frank Phillips would be found a faithful and energetic worker in the cause.  In   closing,   Mr.   Wilks   reminded   the  members  of  trades  organizations  that  whilst  peace  reigned   supreme  in   this  part of the province today, eternal vigilance was the price of liberty. He-asked  those present who in the part had not  shown a friendly spirit towards unionism to bear in mind that there were two  sides to ev<_*i*.*c=:3ase, and to give due  weight to the arguments advanced by  the  local  unions  in  any matters that  might come up for consideration.  John Houston was then called on. He  was first introduced to the chairman,  and when that formality was over he  commenced his remarks by saying that  "Jim" Wilks must be considerable of a  hypnotist himself, as he apparently had  been able to draw a large crowd among  whom were men who had not been  heretofore classed as being particularly  friendly to labor organizations, although  they happened to belong to such aristocratic and exclusive unions as the Law  Society and the Nelson City oCuncil,  the former of which had the highest  scale of wages of any union in existence, and the latter was so exclusive  that its membership was limited to six.  That so thorough going a union man as  alderman Selous was known to be  should grace the occasion with his  presence was particularly pleasing to  himself and should be gratifying to all  union men. With respect to the man  who had just been the recipient of  honors from the miners' union of Nel  son,   he,   the speaker,  had  known him  since he came to Nolson to reside.    He  came  at  a   time    when  the  people  of  Nelson were   not   at   all    friendly   to  unions,    more    particularly  to miners'  unions/because of something that had  taken place in tlie Coeur d'Alene mining  district   in   Idaho-       Whether   the  members of the minors' unions in tho  Coeur  d'Alenes  wore    right  or  wrong,  should have cut no figure- in tlie question, but it did, and "Jim" Wilks only  succeeded  in   Nelson  because  the men  who joined the unions showed that they  wero law-abiding    citizens  in  times of  trouble.    They   thus  gained   the  goodwill of the public, and have been able'  to  hold   it since,   largely    through  the  efforts   of   Mr.   Wilks,     who,   although  much   abused   by  a  certain  element in  the community, was a law-abiding man  and had at all times counselled moderation.    The unions organized in Nelson  had done good, because they advertised  tlie  fact  that the country    was not a  cheap  one,  and- that cheap men  were  not wanted.    Good wages had a tendency toward bettering the condition of  wage-earners,   and    it    should   be  the  object of every man to better the condition  of  himself and  his  family,  and  mon'ey  was  a  very    potent    factor  in  bringing about such a result.   One thing  he was sure of, and that was that no  member  of  a  labor  union  had  kept  a  dollar  of  capital    out  of  the  country, ���  and as much could not be said of some  of  the  members  of  organizations  that  had recently been banqueted in Nelson.  The speaker said he was probably the  oldest  union    man present,  he having  joined   the  typographical   union  at  St.  Joseph,   Misouri,   in   1SG7.     Since  then  he  had  worked  in  many  of  the  large  cities from San Francisco to New York,  and never had occasion to be ashamed  of the fact that he 0was a member of a  union, and he believed that every union  man    carried  his  head  a  trifle higher  because of his    being a member of a  union.   No element was more law-abiding than union men, as they had found  out by experience that without having  public opinion on their side they were  powerless to secure the advantages or  accomplish the reforms they sought.  The speaker said he was not present  with any ulterior political object in  view, but merely to show that he was a  friend of Mr. Wilks and entirely in  sympathy with unions, for without  them, neither wage-earner nor employes'  could succeed in these days of combinations. The tribute paid Mr. Wilks was  the best evidence that he was a square  man, and none but square men should  be entrusted with office and he was sure  that if they were as highly honored on  retiring from offlce as Mr. Wilks had  been, tlue members of < the city council  present would feel flattered and would'  believe that they had been good and  faithful servants. In referring to the ;  remarks made by Mr. Wilks regarding  The Tribune, the speaker said The  Tribune would continue to do once a  Week what it has in times past done  daily, that is, it would express tho  views  of its  editor.  S. S. Taylor was next called on, but  he had left the room, as had one or two  other gentlemen whose names were on  the programme for speeches. William'  Ebbs made quite a length speech, which  was generously applauded, and the  speech-making was closed by Thomas  Roynan. 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Other books, having the same general  theme, followed from tlie pen of the gifted  young writer. The position he took with  regard to England is much the same as  that which Mr. Watterson takes in  America.  He now upholds Mr. Watterson in many  of his attacks on society generally and  the New York "smart set" in particular.  Mr. Watterson recently had something  to say about the ultra-fashionable world,  holding that Its dominant note of evil was  the same the world over. He followed this  with another attack, filling two columns  of tho Louisville Co.iirier-Journal, of which  ho is the editor, in which he declared that  tho term "smart set" was adopted by a  bad society to save itself from a more  odious description, and that the distinguishing trait of the "smart set" is its  moral abandon. He maintained that the  women of this set no longer recognized  virtue a.s a feminine accomplishment; that  the "Four Hundred" are rotten through  and through, without one redeeming feature, making life one long debauch; that  air their ends are achieved by money and  largely by the unholy use oC.money. In  - short. Mr. "Watterson announced that most  of the "smart set" are unclean birds,  fouling the very air as they twitter of  stocks, sands, horses, scandals and dogs.  Mr. Benson is regarded a far higher authority on the moral manners of the ultra-  fashionable set of Europe than Mr. Watterson is in America. Its doors have always been open to him. There is no position higher than that of the archbishop of  Canterbury save that of royalty. And,Mr.  Benson has studied conditions closely that  he may write novels that nre true.  He is now in the United States. He  came here to direct the first presentation  of his play, "Aunt Jeannle," which Mrs.  Patrick Campbell produced in New York.  Naturally Mr. Benson has read carefully  and with great interest Mr. Watterson's  arraignment of the smart set, and this  is j>vhat he said about it to a representative of the New York World:  "It Is true that there is in "London a certain sot within the so-called smart set  which in its ideas of life and morality is  rotten  to  the core.  "But It must be understood that the  number of persons comprising 'this set  is very few. A great majority of the fashionable folk in London lead absolutely  clean lives. From what I have, seen and  heard since my arrival in America I think  the ratio of clean-living people is even  greater here  than  in London.  "Divorces are rare in England because  of the strictness of laws. To prove infidelity alone is not sufficient; this must  be supplemented with proof of cruel and  inhuman treatment. If it wore easier to  obtain  a  divorce  I  think  there  would  bo  less secret unfaithfulness. The severity  of tho law lessens divorce and at the  same time promotes a disregard of martial  vows.  "I think Hint Mr. AVatterson's accusations that women of today talk of subjects  dealing with sex questions is just. They  discuss them with as much freedom  and abandon as do men,not only among  themselves, but with men. But I think  Mr. Watterson is wrong in diagnosing  tlie motive which he believes Inspires  conservatism along these lines. Men and  women of today both realize that certain  facts and conditions exist, and they talk  with perfect frankness because they are  conscious that they are discussing a problem which always has existed and always  will exist. They would not dare discuss  Isolated exemplifications of the problems  with the same freedom.  "Personally I am of the opinion that this  frankness i.s not an evil. I think its tendency is to lead people from immorality.  The glossing In silence of such things is  not a cure. To Ignore them is to make  them more of a menace. Tho first step  toward a cure is to recognize them, and  to discuss  their presence.  "I think that Mr. Watterson is absolutely correct when he says that women are  quite as bad morally as the men. This  is true, not only in the .fast circles of the  smart set, but in every walk in life. Also  I think he speaks truly when he says that  today people are more tolerant of immorality than ever they have been  "In regard to excessive drinking, I think  that there is much more liquor consumed  in England than there is in this country.  The amount of drunkenness there, as here,  seems to be small, however. There, is  really very little of it in either place. In  London society drunkenness is never  laughed at; lt is looked upon with a sort  of horror,"and this is true of Continental  society as well.  "The greatest evil of society today, I  think, is not its immorality, but the con-  santly growing tendency of all classes,  and particularly in the extreme swift class,  to gamble for high stakes. Cards, faro,  roulette, bridge 'whist, horse-racing, everything on which a wager can be made, are  things  that most appeal  to people.  "And it is among women especially that  this increased desire for gaming is most  apparent, and women are carrying it to  the  greatest  lengths.  "It is to the growing interest in athletics  that we will owe a change, if, indeed,  ���there is oneJ destined to come. Outdoor  physical exercise cuts out = loafing and it  -is to this that most of the immorality of  society  is  due.  "I really think that society is not bound  by what one might call a code of morality  so much as by a sense of decency and the  fitness of things.-That is to say, it refrains from certain excesses more because it feels that they are vulgar and  bad form than because it feels that' they  are wrong.  "Mr. Watterson's charge upon the sup-"  remacy of money applies to* this country  more than to Europe. Money, it seems to  me, is. of far more importance in New York  than it is in London. If a man or woman  be clever he can go anywhere in London,  even if he be comparatively poor. Hero, it  seems to me, money is paramount to everything. In other words amusement ranks  second to money in New York, while in  London amusement comes first and money  follows. But in both places the pair are  far more important than anything else."  In his latest book, "Scarlet and Hyssop,"  which has just been published by D. Apple-  ton and Co., Mr. Benson presents what he  considers an accurate description of fashionable society as it appears today. Tlie  extracts here given were selected by him.  The story opens with u dialogue between lady Alston, who Is young, and Mrs.  Brereton, who is thirty-six. The former  says:  "I despair of the human of the day,"  said she, "but I have enough grace to include myself. Do you suppose there ever  was such a stupid class of people���especially we,  Mildred,  tho women?  "We go and hear people sing and act  and make music, and go see horses race;  wo play cards for hours because we have  not got the wit to talk���they say bridge  killed conversation. AVhat nonsense! There  wus none to kill. Our whole brains, such  as they are, are occupied in devising things  to do to make the time pass. And we devise very badly. AVo are always glad when  each thing is over. AVe go to a concert.  How long! AVe live three months in London. How nice it will be to get down to  the country again! We play bridge. AVI 11  the rubber never end? AVe spend the  autumn in the country. AVill November  never be over? On top of that we do all  in our power to make it appear that time  has not passed with us."  Mrs. Brereton explains with a laugh that  she is going, to "have it all done over  again this afternoon."  "I am no longer young. I am thirty-six.  But still have a greedy appetite for pleasure, which is the only real test of youth.  ' Therefore, I cut my coat, or rather dye  my hair, according to my essential age,  and pay no attention to the utterly misleading measure of years."   ,  "AVe are vicious; we are idle," says lady  Alston. "No one has any dignity or any  manners, and thero is no object under the  sun, except perhaps the avoidance of  physical pain, for which we would sacrifice our breakfast or dinner."  "All that most .men think about is  women, and all that women think about  is men. That is the coarse, raw truth of  the thing; that is the real indictment."  "Many of: the people with whom I appear to you to be in harmony I consider  wicked," lady Alston says to Jim Spencer,  "and many of them, I am sure, are vulgar  in the largest sense of that wonderful term.  England is a plutocracy, let me tell you,  Jim. lt worships wealth. It will certainly  worship you. How will you like it? It  will be very interesting to see how you  behave. It is an awful position for you.  If you refuse to smile on your worshippers  they will write you down as a miser; if  you do smile on them you will make  yourself as vulgar as  they."  The climax of the story is lady Alston's  discovery that Mrs. Brereton has .been her  husband's mistress for five years, and she  says to him:  "Oh, Jack, Jack!" and for the second  time she looked at him, "there is the vital  and eternal difference between us," she  went on, speaking very slowly and weighing her words. "It is in this that there lies  the one great incompatability. If I were  as you, if I could conceivably take. the  same view as you take, and think it possible that I should be able to be to another what Mildred has been to 'you,. I  would condone everything, because I  should understand it.  "It would not matter then whether I  had reached, as you have, the natural outcome, of that possibility. If I could soberly  imagine myself in that relation to another  man than you, I would confess that there  was no earthly reason why we should not  continue to live comfortably together.  But I cannot. Therefore I will not, in act  or in name, live with you any longer."  d'erived from the-operation of tariff  schedules cunningly devised to extort  tribute from the people, and yet the  people are told by their leaders that  thos'e schedules cannot be revised without bringing disaster to honest labor and  thrift and destroying the prosperity of  the country. And the marvel is that  some who talk such nonsense actually  believe it.  SOLDIER OR SAILOR.  The boy who can use his eyes as  sharply as the hero of the following  story, and can make as reasonable  deductions, need not mind if his teacher  calls him obtuse. The teach'er in this  case thought her pupil very stupid, and  finally asked���"Do you know whether  George Washington was a soldier or a  sailor?" "He was a soldier," replied  the boy promptly. "How do you know?"  " 'Caus'e I saw a picture of him crossin'  the Delaware, an' any sailor 'd know  enough not to stand up In the boat."  DRAWING- THE LINE.  A story is being told of a confidential  clerk who formed the wicked habit of  running out from his business each  morning at 11 to partake of one glass  of rum. Not being very proud of this,  his daily habit, h'e asked invariably for  a few caraway seeds, that he might chew  them, and under this bushel hide his  alcoholic light. For years and years  this habit went on, and he apparently  escaped defection. On one occasion he  found that at his favorite hostelry there  were no caraway seeds, so he was compelled to put up with a beautiful spring  onion by.way of bushel. Presently he  returned to his desk, and went on with  work, his employer sitting at the desk  opposite. Soon the employer noticed  something. At first it was faintly perceptible, but presently it became less  agreeable. "Look here," he said, "I've  stood rum and caraway for twenty-one  years, but I draw the line at rum and  onions."  ���*>M-:-H-'M**M"M'*H*>4^  h~M"M ^^^^^^^I":"^���H^^H���^H~l^-K"H^^^l������^���^^^^I^^^^^.���_������������;*���  flSflNOLfl SMELTER  Capitalization Two Million Dollars  2,000,000 Shares Par Value $1.00 Each  Stock a Safe Investment at  %;  ONE OF GEORGE ADE'S MODERN FABLES  HOW TITLES ARE ACQUIRED IN AMERICA  A team of Proud Parents had a Son  named James Henry Guff. On the Day  of his Birth the AVind changed, and blew  in another Direction, Apples fell off tho  _.-.Trces,^Ghickens^went^to=roost-at^Mid-Day.=  All Nature seemed to. have been a Jolt  by the Portentous Event. For James  Henry Guff was born to know all the  Brands of Human Greatness. Destiny  had put a Green Tag on him and nothing  could stop him.  AVhen he was only IS years of age he  was elected Captain of a Volunteer Fire  Department, which was a Valuable Or-  gani2ation, only when thero was a fire  no one could find the Key to tho House  in which they kept the Hand-Pump. But  tho Papers began to speak of him as  Captain Guff. Ills intimates called him  Cap. After the Hose Company disbanded  his Title clung to him and it was generally  believed that he had been with Grant at  Appomattox.  Not satisfied with a resounding Title for  which thoso ln the Regular Army have to  struggle for Years, Captain Guff began to  give Lessons on the Flute at 50 cents an  hour and the first thing he was a real  Professor, just the same as if lie had  gone up in a balloon or had trained Horses.  Now over at Harvard where they grow the  English Accent, a Student must grind  through a long Course, and a Fellowship  and an Instructorship before he blossoms  into a simon-pure Professor. Which only  goes to show that the Real Boy can gain  by one stroke of Genius the Renown for  which the ordinary Shakes must go forth  and  Hustle.  James Henry Guff at the age of 30 was  both a Captain and a Professor, but his  insatiable Ambition spurred him to go  out and gather other Laurels. So he ran  for Justice of the Peace and was elected  the third time he ran because the other  Candidate pulled out. As magistrate he  became custodian of a Law-Book. a  Checker Board and a stack of Blank  Affidavits. Once every three month or so  somebody would levy on a Cow or threaten  to Assault and then the Judge would get a  chance to operate his Graft. But he didn't  care so much about the income, so long  as he could be addressed as Judge. He allowed his hair to grow into a long, graceful Cow-Lick that kept falling into his  Eyes and he looked at the Sidewalk  meditatively as he went over to the Grocery to get his Fine-Cut. Sometimes when  he was far enough from Home those who  met him and heard him called Judge  thought that he was on the Supreme  Bench.  In the course of Time he began to crave  a Political Job so he began to stump around  "in^theHnterests^of^the^Machiner'He^drbve"  out to District School-Houses with the  American Eagle seated on the Dash-Board  of his Buggy and when he got on the  Platform he waved Old Glory until both  Arms gave out. All of which went to  prove that the Machine should be kept in  Power. After he had been Speel-Binding  for a couple of seasons a Job Printer, conferred upon him the Title of Honorable.  Every time there was a Jim-Crow speaking "then the Hon. James Henry Guff  showed up with his Voice In a Shawl-  Strnp and also a fine Assortment of  Platitudes. When tho Congressman wrote  to him and asked him to get the Jimpson  County Delegates Into Lino, ho always  addressed his letter to The Hon. James  Henry Guff and in the Course of Time  Guff began to believe.  But a Prouder Distinction awaited him.  In view of the fact that ho had plugged for  the Regular Organization and delivered the  Goods tit the State Convention, he was  mado a Colonel on the Governor's Staff.  It is the duty of a Colonel on the Governor's Staff to ride in a Pullman Car and  take a Ball every time he is touched on  the Back. Colonel Guff was a dream when  he got into his $275 Uniform with the Gold  Braid rigged all over the Front. "He wore  a Chapeau similar to the one worn by  Napoleon at Austerlitz, but he had on  top of it several Tail-Feathers of the Loo-  Loo Bird, which rather laid over anything that Napoleon ever wore. And  when Col. James Henry Guff in his magnificent Regalia and smoking a ten-cent  Cigar leaned back in an Open Carriage  drawn by AVhite Horses, and allowed the  People to gaze at him, the Grandeur of  the Spectacle made one forget the real  Horrors of War.  Many of the ardent Admirers of Prof.  Guff, and Capt. Guff, and Judge Guff, and  Col. Guff, believed that he had climbed to  the summit of Greatness when he appeared  in his .$42 Plume. Not so. One Year the  State Militia was to have an Encampment,  and the Governor gave Col. James Henry  Guff the Job of buying all the Beans,  Fresh Beef and other Supplies, because  there promised to be a slight rake-off.  Officially he was known as the Commissary-General.  Thus It came about that after Years of  Endeavor, James Henry Guff, who left  the Post a poor and unknown Boy, went  under the Wire a real General.  When his daughters went away to  Boarding School and were introduced as  tho Offspring of General James H. Guff,  they assumed a Social Leadership. Gen.  Guff led the Grand March at a. great many  "Mi I ifa ry T3al 1 ��rTtt a BaiTcTCiet costing $S  a Plate, he sat at the Right of the Chairman, wearing Medals that had been presented to him by the 4lh Ward Marching  Club. In his Address he always defended  tho Soldier against unwarranted Attacks,  and protested against hauling down the  Flag nt any Time or Place.  If the Government adopted a new Machine Gun, all the Reporters went over and  Interviewed Gen. James Henry Guff about  It. lie wrote a Magazine Article on the  Mistakes of the British in South Africa,  nnd likewise got rid of n few ponderous  Opinions on our Policy In  the Philippines,  When he died, the Funeral Procession  was two miles long. The Family had to  erect two Marblo Shafts so ns to find  Room for all his Titles.  MORAL: True Democracy scorns a  Title unless it has a real Significance with  the Reverse English.  WILL THERE BE TROUBLE?  Fernie Free Press, 27th: 'The sixth of  Octob'er Avill be the day on which the  members of Gladstone Miners' Union  will finally accept or reject the settlement of the recent strike on the eight-  hour and a half basis. Th'e question  is being discussed on all sides and  those who depend upon the success of  the Coal Creek mines for their living,  will watch the result with keen interest. The miners themselves, from what  we can learn, seem to be divided upon  the qu'estion. In the past two months  those working in No. 1 tunnel have  been supplied with all the cars they  require and have made a good wage as  a result. If the present car service  continues to be kept up the general  opinion s-eems to be that the men will  accept the 8 1-2 hours shift. A large  numb'er of the miners, however, are of  the opinion that as Nos.,2 and 3 mines  resume their full output the good car  service Avill be weakened. General  manager Tonkin assures the m'en that  he intends to take all the ��� coal from  ;them thaf'they can dig."  LORD KITCHENER IN INDIA.  Viscount Kitchener, who is leaving  Britain to Become command'er-in-chief  in India, is to take up the best paid  appointment in the British army. The  command-in-chief in India is worth  about $30,000 a year, and is tenable for  seven years. Lord Kitchener b'ecomes  commander-in-chief in India at the age  of 52. His predece'ssor, Sir Power  Palmer, was appointed at the age of 60.  Sir William Lockhart who preceded Sir  Power Palmer, was chosen at the age  of 57. Sir George White, who preceded  Sir William Lockhart, was appointed  at the age of 58; and Lord Roberts, who  preced'ed Sir George White, was chosen  at the age of 53. Lord Kitchener is thus  the youngest general who has been appointed commander-in-chief in India  without having ever s'erved or commanded in India before. When Lord Kitchener leaves India he will most likely  become commander-in-chief at home.  But h'e will be eligibleJfor any one of.  threerotli'er~poS"ts���tfielrosts of governor  and commander-in-chief in Malta, governor and commander-in-chief at Gibraltar, and commander of the forces in  Ireland. 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It makes the foundation.  It makes blood���red blood, too. It gives  you ambition to get started. Nothing like  getting a good early start.  Our Beef, Wine and Iron is made of tho  best beef extract the purest citrate of 'con,  and a carefully selected sherry wine.  Other Good Tonics are  KOLA-PEPSIN-CELERY   WINE  WILSON'S  INVALID'S  PORT WINE  Canada Drug & Book  Company, Ltd.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker  of First-class  Hand-made  Boots  and Shoes.     Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly    and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephir*e St., Nelson  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  1  STORE AND CHINA HALL, COMBINED  ^totototototototototototo to totototototototototototote  I Job Printing  1      As a Work of Art.  00  Is the place to "rubber"  back East for anything.  before sending  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western   Canadian   Employment   Agency  in connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. It.  Ticket Offlce.  P.  O.   Box  ESS.     Phone  2C1A.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  Kathleen   mineral   claim,   siiuate   in    the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay   District.     Where   located���Between  Forty-nine and Eagle creeks.  Take notice that William  N". Rolfc and  Arthur   E.   Hodgins,   Freo   "Miners'   Certificate   No.   50021,   A.   E.   Hodgins,   exempt,  intend,   sixty  days  from   the date  hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certiflcato 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.  Dated this Gth day of September, A. D.  1902.  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.  ��  ��  &  fc  6  ��*:  ��  1 THE DAILY NEWS |  I Nelson. B. C. |  ^tototototomtotototototo to totototototototototototoG  TO RENT.  A   WDI.I)   Furnished   house   of  six   room,  for six months; piano; electric lights; all  conveniences.    Apply  to  Mrs.  W.   F.   Rob  inson,  Carbonate street,  west.  FURNISHED Rooms; from  .6 to $7.60 pep  month.   Apply to Mrs. Elizabeth Morice,  Lake street, east of Cedar street. _j The Nelson Tribune  rnLYM**f*M3MftiSr>!, -Tin ir**  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.  LIMITED  IMPORTERS AND  SH��LF AND  DEALERS  HEAVY  IN  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  BAKER ST.  NELSON   B.C.  -b ���$��� -Z* -Z* 'b -b -b *r* "5* -Z* "*_��� -Z* 'b ���!* *b -Z- *b -Z* -b-b -Z* -Z- 'b -Z* -b -b -b  'b  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���b  -b  ���b  *  ���b  4.  Teetzel & 60.  *  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���*.  ��*  'b  ���b  ���_���  'b  ���b'  A  A .j. A A A A A A A .].A  'b  ���b  ���b  ���b  ���z-  -b  ���b  *  *'  'b  -b  A  'b  *  'b  -b  -b  ���b  ���b  *  ���b  A-  ���b  -b  ���b  ��� ���*.  > �������� ��������- �������.%����j* ��j�� ���}�� �������� <*j* ��j�� ��g�� *|* ��j* ��j* �������� ���j** �������� --j* ��j�� e-j* ���$��� �������� �������� ���j* �������� ��|�� *|�� �������� �����* �������� *��.�������������. ���j* *j�� ,���. ^  DEALERS IN  DRUGS AND TOILET ARTICLES.  PATENT   MEDICINES,     ��  SPONGES, PERFUMERY, ETC.  IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS IN    .  ASSAYERS' FURNACES.  BATTERSEA AND DENVER CRUCIBLES,  SCARIFIERS AND MUFFLES,  CHEMICALS,  CHEMICAL APPARATUS.  the largest Drug House  Be.ween Winnipeg ar*d the Coast,  Corner Baker and  Josephine Street's  NELSOfJ  MORLEY ft CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  THE TOWN ANOllSTRICT  Jacob Dover has gone east on a business  trip.  -Mr. and Mrs. Louis Leyesque are leaving Nelson today to spend the winter at St.  Pacome,   Quebec.  B. L. T. Galbraith, agent for all the  Indians in Kootenay, was a visitor in  Nelson on Thursday.  James Cronin, manager of the St. Eugene  mine at Moyie, one of the biggest silver-  leud mines in America, is at the Phair.  The bazaar held in the Burns block by  the ladies of tlie Catholic church was the  attraction   that   drew   large   crowds   this  in  week.   Tonight a concert will be given  which children will take leading parts.  D. McArthur & Cc, the furniture dealers  at Baker .and *^ Ward stro-jts, have had installed a gas arc lamp, t_ie flrst in Nelson.  Jt is the equal, If not the superior, of the  electric arc 'amps, and the cost is about  the same.  The business of the telegraph companies  at Nelson for the nine months ending  September 30th sliow a marked increase  over that for the same months last year.  This Is one pro)' ihat ti'iifti are improving  in Kootenay.  The Shamrock lacrosse team of Montreal,  which Is expected to play one game at  Nelson, was defeated at New "Westminster  by the local team hy a score of 10 tn 2 In  ono game, but they won the second game  by a score of S to 4.  The revenue from electric lighting is  steadily Increasing in Nelson. For the  nine months ending September 30th, 1900,  the reclpts were $11.171.CO; for t'ho same  months in 3901, tho receipts were $15,63(i.'iG;  and for the first nine months this year,  $17,019.53.  "Sandy" Allen, caretaker at the city  cemetery, is applying for a month's leave  of absence on salary In order to visit  Seattle to find out t'ho latest methods of  burying dead people, so that he can  advise the city council lnteligently on his  return.  John Elliot returned this week from a  four months' visit to the old country.  During his stay he visited many places,  and came back In tlie belief that the  great Napoleon sized up the people of  Kngland about right when he said they  were a nation of shopkeepers.  Tho men who take an interest in fruit  growing Tiave called a meeting for next  week at the opera house for the purpose  of organizing a fruit growers' association.  It is their intention, once the association  is organized, to take steps to hold a fruit  and industrial fair at Nelson next fall.  Ralph Bradford, and family leave today  for New York, where they will live in  future. Mr. Bradford came from New York  to Nelson six years ago, and during his  residence hero has occupied several positions of responsibility, among others that  of assistant to the secretary of the Columbia <& Kootenay Steam Navigation Company,   Limited,   who   owned   and   operated  the steamers on the Columbia liver and  Kootenay lake now operated by the Canadian Pacific.  J. E. Atkins, Edmonton, Alberta; William Drinnan, Gutelius; H. Stevenson,  Port Hill; A. Nicholson, Calgary; M. M.  Fry, Bonners', Ferry; B. Evans, Ainsworth,  wero registered at the Grand Central last  night.  David McCreath, the florist, is back from  a trip to the Okanagon country. He says  he never saw a more prolific fruit crop,  and lie also says he never saw people who  had placed a much 'higher value on fruit  lands than fhose who have fruit lands to  dispose' of in the Okanagon valley.  It is reported that the Liberals who' are  opposed to Joseph Martin as leader of the  party in this province have accepted the  inevitable, and will from this time on follow "Joe/J It is a bitter pill for some of  them to swallow, but they will take the  medicine and make believe they like it.  On Tuesday evening next the Ladies'  Aid society of the Presbyterian Church  will give a concert. Among others announced as taking parts are Mrs. Melville  Parry, Mrs. William Davis, Miss Florence  Kneeland, Miss Ida Johnstone, Miss Tyers,  Robert Thompson, ID, Grizzelle, George  Kydd, and  Robert Weir.  Fred Irvine & Co. have rented the premises in the Burns block recently occupied  by the Imperial Bank and The Tribune,  and will remove from their present premises in the Victoria block by November  1st. The new premises will 'have 0,000 square  feet of floor space, and when fitted up will  make one of tho finest dry goods stores in  the province.  Betwen 25 and 30 mon aro now employed  around the Nelson Saw & Planing Mills.  Most of the lumber cut is being shipped  to points in Alberta, t"ie last car shipped  going to Letjibrjdgo.    A.gang_of_men_a_e_  rustling to make both ends meet.   Suuli is  life.  Fred Ilosklng, Rossland, and J. B:  Fisher, Ashnola, are at the Tremont.  Mrs. A. J. Marks of Hall street, has returned from a trip to Pueblo, Colorado.  B. P. Fuller, Spokane; P. McDonald.  Salmo; and T. Lester, Ymir, are at the  Bartlett.  Arrivals at the Madden: E. Barrow,  Trehornc, Manitoba; A. Gaston, Deer Park;  Captain W. J. Kane, Revelstoko.  R. G. McLeod ami wife, Camborne; Miss  Clyne, Slocan City, and "\V. L. Reld,  Moyie, were registered at the Queen's last  night.  W. A. Kinney of San Francisco, is touring the Kootenay and is stopping at the  Phair. lie is accompanied by 'lis wife and  child.  Allan Golsong, Trout Lake; Charles Duh-  nny, Pontine, Washington; J. C. Ryan,  Tenderfoot, wore registered at the Lake-  view  last night.  F. J. Deane, editor of the Nelson Daily  News, was elected a director of the Kamloops Agricultural Association at its annual meeting held last week.  "Bob" Yuill, an old-timer in the mining  camps around Nelson, and at one time  foreman at the Silver King mine, is at  Kaslo, the first time in four years. He  has spent most of the time in California.  Victor Peters, Slocan City; B. Anson,  Trail; A. E. Miles, Frank, Alberta; Robert  Taylor, Frank, Alberta; Rufus Shearer,  Halifax; and A. A. Edelbrock, Mandan,  North Dakota, were registered at the  Sherbrooke yesterday.  Ex-premier' Joseph Martin came in last  night from Vancouver and is staying at  the Hume. He does not know a thing  about politics and is here on legal business, being counsel in a mining suit in  which Sandonites are involved.  E. J. Boswell, Trail; T. F. Parish, Greenwood; F. W. Sterling Toronto; W. A.  Stratton, Grand Forks; Sir Charles Hib-  bert Tupper and two daughters, Vancouver; "W. F. 'ferric, Vancouver, A. N. Pelly,  Greenwood, were registered at the Phair  last nightr  O. B. Wilkie and wife, Rossland; C. J.  South, Vancouver; AV. J. Taafe, Vancouver; H. L. Frank, Butte, Montana; B. A.  Larned, Spkane; J. C. Weissmiller, Hancock, Michigan; R. D. Timmin, Montreal;  W. E. Short, Toronto; G. A. Ellis, Midway,  are at the Hume.  W. E. Boie, the mining man, was married to Miss C. G. Bennettt at Slocan  City on Monday last. Mr. and Mrs. Boie  will spend their honeymoon in England,  where Mr. Boie will complete arrangements,  for the amalgamation of the Joker and  Kilo mines, properties owned by the  Warner Miller and Laudi syndicates.  V.ni'.> i'i '..i>��4_  *#*^*#-# *#-#���#-*#-#���#%���-# "#**&^*#*-##*##^-# ^^^^r^^^^^  IRVINE &  BAKER   STREET  **  *3r<  *#  Dry Goods  flillinery  Just received, a largo stock of  Ladies' Cloths, suitable for tailor-  made Suits, Storm Skirts, Children's Coats and Ulsters. Sec tho  balance of our Pattern Hats which  wo are offering at prices extrenrely  low. "We are showing tho latest  conceits in Ladies' Ready-to-Wear  Hats, and we have an endless assortment to s'elect from.  IRVINE &  CO  A SHORT-SiaHTED  POLICY.  Every Liberal newspaper in the province has placed itself on record as opposed to increasing -the diiti'es on lead  and lead products. Every Liberal newspaper in the province has denounced in  tmmeasured terms what they designate  as "th'e smelter trust." No single one  of these newspapers can muster up  sufficient courage to denounce the Eastern Canadian" producers and manufacturers who are protected by duties  ranging from 25 to 100 per cent. With  them it is: "Give us free trade in British Columbia, even if it closes ��� down  every smelter in the province."  '������>  <*x<-  *7��C  Mr  ���**���** *-**-*���*-***������* *****-���***���*** *%*%���%%-%-% ���**���%-%* -*-*���*���* -***-*<*  Workers came to naught. The coal operators would not recognize Mitchell or the  United Mine Workers under any consideration but were willing to treat with the  miners on strike as individuals. They were  willing to allow the causes of difference  to go to district judges as arbitrators. As  this was so jug-handled a proposition, it  was not entertained.  HOTEL PHAIR  |   SO ROOMS  CONFERENCE CAME TO NAUGHT.  Tlie conference held yesterday between  president Roosevelt and the coal operators  and president Mitchell of the United Mine  All Rf|odern Conveniences  at work in the mill yard framing timbers  for the terminals of the Venus mine tramway, which is being erected by. B. C.  Riblet Iron Works.  Fred Starkey, James Lawrence, G. C.  Tunstall, Jr., and R. J. Hamilton, representing four of Nolson leading commercial  houses, "have returned from a trip through  the Slocan and Trout Lake districts. The  Trout Lake and I.ardo towns and camps  are reported to be flourishing, owing to the  work Hint Is going on at (lie mines, all of  which are looking better than ever before.  It is reported that $r.uo of t'ho road appropriation for Slocan riding will bo spent  in making a wagon road along the north  shore of the West Arm of Kootenay lake;  between Kokanee postofllce and Willow  Creek school-house. Part of the road has  already been built by the settlers. It is  also reported fhat SiiOO more will bo spent  on the Fire Valley road, and that Robert  Shlell will have charge of tho work.  A cliange has been made in one of  Nelson's loading houses. Tho firm of  William Hunter & Co. goes out of business  and is succeeded by J. A. Kirkpatriek &  Co., Limited. The now firm takes over  the stock and premises of the old. The  head of tho new firm is J. A. Kirkpatriek,  who has been in business in Nelson for a  number of years, first as a member of  t'he firm of Turner & Kirkpatriek and  afterwards of Kirkpatriek & Wilson. William Hunter will retain an interest in  the now firm, but will reside at Silverton,  whore he has one of the largest stores in  the  Slocan.  Chief Justice Gordon Hunter, who is  holding court at Nelson for the first time,  on his arrival was cordially greeted by  a number of old-time friends. He and  David Mark Carley worked togofher, at  odd. times in Victoria, at composing dramas  and poems that were never put on the  stage or in books; and he and Dr. Quin-  lan studied Latin and Greek in the same  .school at Brantford, Ontario, when they  were so small that the teac'ier could  wallop thorn both at once. It is not so long  since the chief justice and the editor of  Tho Tribune discussed scliomcs on the  James Bay bridge that, had they been  carried out, would have either bankrupted  the province or made it an eldorado. Now  Mr. Hunter has a life position at $5,000 a  year as the head of the highest court in  the    province,    and    the   other    three    are  CinnedM  Elaborate Showing of  New Groceries  A representation of the world's choicest  ���and latest productions���tlio efforts of our  buying have been united in one powerful  and persistent endeavor to place before  you the best display of groceries ever  shown  In  the  city.  Being constantly in touch with every  market centre 1 conscientiously fool.my  assortment of groceries and provisions. Is  absolutely   unequal led.  You need goods, I want your business  Call and inspect my stock, get quotations  and I shall have your patronage.  Good blood makes good muscle timber.  It takes exercise to develop that timber.  We can't do that for you. You must have  the material or you can't work up the  muscle.  Beef, Wine and Iron  is the starter. - It makes the foundation.  It makes ��� blood���red blood, too. It gives  you ambition to get started. Nothing ilke  getting a good early start. ��  Our Beef, Wine and Iron is made of the  best beef extract the purest citrate of 'ron,  and a carefully selected sherry wine.  Other Good Tonics are  KOLA-PEPSIN-CELERY    WINE  WILSON'S INVALID'S PORT WINE  Oanada-Drug-&-BGok  Company, Ltd.  SEWING MACHINES  .     AND PIANOS    ���  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St., Nelson  Special fates to Tourists  e. e. phair  PROPRIETOR  Stanley and Victor    Streets,     NELSON, B.C  MADDEN HOUSE  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  ESTABLISHED  IN NELSONT 1901  Jacob Dover, The Jeweller,  Nelson, B. C.  ���'Mtr  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,  largo 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 mail orders receive prompt and  special attention.  JACOB  Baker Street  DOVER  Nelson,  B. C.  ���*�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.................m  We Can Save You Money By {  Purchasing Now  Elecrlcity  and  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  flrst class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAT  Mrs. E, C. Clarke,  -   Proprietress  TREMONT  HOUSE  Kuropoan and American PJan.  Meals 25 ctH.   Rooms from 26 etc. to 81.  Only White Help Kmploy<'d,  MALONK & TIIEOILLUS,  Baker St., Nolson. Proprietors.  PARLOR SUITES  BRASS  BEDSTEADS  IRON BEDSTEADS  HALL RACKS  MUSIC CABINETS  WOMEN'S DESKS  xlOCKERS AND CHAIRS  SIDEBOARDS  CHINA CLOSETS  BUFFETS  BOOK CASES  PARLOR CABINETS  CARPETS  LINOLEUMS.  D. McARTHUR & GO  ASK   FOR  S.  LEADING GROCER  K. A\*. C. BLOCK  NELSON  COAL  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS  Terms Spot Oash  ���      W. P. TIERNEY,       ���  ���   Tolephonc 2B5 Baker Street.   ���  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street,  Nelson.  Tlie best $1 per day house ln Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  the best 7ri^!iii88i  G- W- Bartlett - - Proprietor J  Schilling's Best  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block, peison Grocsrs and Provisions Dealers  $ Baker and Ward Streets,  PHONE  161  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders by Mail receive Careful and  Prompt Attention  E.C TRAVES, M-.naf.er, K.-W--C. Blk., Nelson,  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Wills Tobacco U   J   PH&ip   pronr  Player's Tobacco       "' U" rn*rl*n! r*TUpr.  Turkish Cigarettes ���.,   .      . , - ,  ..  atynopoi cigarettes Wholesale and Retail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. R. C. and G. B. D. Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 194  ueen  Cigar Store  Tobacconist  i*************************** ********************* ***^t  I CAN YOU CAN ATTEND THE  9th ANNUAL  SPOKANE INTERSTATE FAIR  Spokane, Wash.  October 6th to 14th., 1902, Inclusive.  FINS  EXHIBITS  IN  HORSES, HOGS.  CATTLE, SHEEP  Stock  Fine Arts Exhibit  Fruit Exhibits  Eight Day Racing  Agricultural Exhibits  $25,000 IN   PREMIUMS  MINERAL,  EXHIBITS  BIGGEST IN  THK NORTHWEST  BIG  EVENT EACH DAY  300 HORSES ENTERED  FARM PRODUCTS  OF ALL KINDS  BEST MUSIC���Amusement Extraordinary.  Write for catalogue.  FRANK LEAKE, Advertising Agent.  Concession privileges of all kinds for sale.  GEO. H. MARTIN,  Mgr. and Sec'y.  ^���******************H******** *************************  OELIGNIXE Tlie stron��est and Best Explosive iq the Marke'  Manufactured by the HAMILTON   POWDER  OOMPANYj  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR.,  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powdel


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