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The Nelson Tribune 1902-12-27

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 ��tribune  Saturday Morning, December 27, 1902  NELSON IS TO HAVE ANOTHER DIRECT AND INDEPENDENT RAILWAY TO SPOKANE  SNOWSLIDE RESULTS IN SEVERAL FATALITIES AT THE MOLLY GIBSON MINE  On "Monday of this week the Spokane  Spokesman-Review stated that the Canadian Pacilllc railway, would extend its  road from some point on the Crow's Nest  branch to Spokane, and that D. C. Corbin and George Turner ot" that city were  looking after the details. On Wednesday  the Spokesman-Review gave the details,  =whlch are as follows, and they are interesting to Nelson people inasmuch that if  the Spokane & Kootenay railway is built  from Spokane to a point on the Crow's  Nest (presumably Kootenay Landing), that  the Canadian Pacific will build the gap  now open between Kootenay Landing and  Procter, a distance of 35 miles:  Articles of incorporation of the Spokane and Kootenay Railway Company,  which is to connect Spokane with .the  7 Canadian Pacific system, were Tilled yes-  ie'r day in the oflice of county auditor Hubbard. The incorporators are D. C.'Corbin  and senator George Turner of . Spokane;  Jacob Furth, president ' of the Puget  Sound National bank of Seattle; ex-governor John II. McGraw of Seattle, and Chas.  S. Bihler of Tacoma, formerly assistant  chief engineer of the Northern Pacific railroad. The capital stock is placed at'$3,000,-  000.  divided  into .shares  of $100 each .  Tho articles of incorporation declare  the purpose of the_company ���" to locate,  construct, own, use, maintain, -operate  and enjoy a standard guagc railway, with  isngle of double tracks, as the corporation  may determine, beginning at a point in  or near the city .of Spokane, state of  AVashington, and extending in a general  northeasterly and northerly' direction, via  Pend d'Orielle river and' lake, the Koote-  iiay river and tributaries, to' a point In  Kootenay county, Idaho, on the International boundary between the United States  of America and the Dominion of Canada,  a distance of 200 miles, more or less, all in  Spokane county, state of Washington, and  Kootenay county, state of Idaho, for the  transportation of passengers, freight, etc.  Senator Turner, on being interviewed,  said:  "There is really very little I can say  about the matter beyond what .the articles show on their face. Wc intend to  build the road, and will commence work  early in the spring. A reconnoissance of  the route has alrcady*-been made and just  as quick as the weather will permit we  will put surveying parties in the field and  'will  follow  that by securing our right of  way, either through negotiation or condemnation. We do not yet know where we  will enter the city of Spokane."  "Is this road backed by the Canadian  Pacific and does it mean terminal rates  for Spokane?"  was asked.  The senator did not make a direct reply.  '���The incorporators," he said, "are amply able to build the road themselves, and  I see no reason for the assumption that  somebody else is behind  them.  "Vou can say this, however," continued  the senator, "that this means a big thing'  for Spokane. It means lower rates, and  the opening up of a vast territory to this  city." There are many things in connection  with the road that I am unable to make  public at this time.  "You can say further that the company  now has the money on hand to build the  road. Its construction will cost probably  $4,000,000. This thing is going through  without any question. Mr. Corbin's record  as a practical, successful railway builder  is too well known to need and elaboration  from me. He is to be president of the  company. Mr. Furth is the millionaire  president of the Puget Sound National  Bank of Seattle, and of the Seattle Electric Company, which owns and ,operates  the entire street car system of Seattle, as  well as the now and splendid eypuippod  well as the new and splendidly equipped  interurban line which connects Seattle  and Tacoma. Governor McGraw's ability  as a business man is known throughout  the state, and Mr. Bihler i.s a practical  engineer and has held a high position with  the Northern Pacific."  Senator Turner admitted that he would  be general counsel for the new road. It  is stated on high authority that senator  Turner is now the chief legal adviser  for the Canadian Pacific railroad in this  section of the United States. It is said  that he was retained in that capacity on  his recent trip to Montreal, and that  when his term in the senate expires in  March he will open a law offlce in this  city. Senator Turner has been out of the  active practice of law for several years.  Senator Turner has made several trips  to Montreal in the last year, and those  who are in a position to know say that he  has been working all these months on a  plan ' to bring the Canadian Pacific to  Spokane. Those who are on the inside  say that If the Canadian Pacific builds to  Spokane,  as  thero seems no doubt of its  doing, its principal purpose can be to*  make this a distributing center for.' tills  section of the country, and that, in order  to accomplish this purpose and get tho business, it will give Spokane term!narrates.  Mr. Corbin, who is to be tho president  and who will probably have the active  business management of tlie company's  affairs, is now in the east, and it is said  that his business there is fin connection,  with the new railroad. He 'will return in  about a month. .  Senator Turner will leave for AVashlng-  .ton Friday, and wilfYemain until congress  adjourns on March 4th, when his term  as senator will expire.  Mr. Corbin is well known both here and  in the east as a successful railroad builder. He built the lirst road into the Coeur  d'Alenes. This road extended from Hau-  ser Junction to the foot of Lake Coeur  d'Alene. From there a line of steamers  transported the freight to the old mission,  from which point a narrow guagc was run  into the mining district. This road has  now been- absorbed by the Northern Pacific syetem and part of it has been torn  up.    .  Later Mr. Corbin built the Spokane Falls  & Northern road, .running .from Spokane  to the international boundary, with brandies extending to Nelson and Rossland.  The road is now part of the Great Northern system.  Vancouver, that place getting the benefit  from the transfer. Mr. Peters was lately  promoted and transferred from Vancouver  to 'Winnipeg,.and now Winnipeg merchants  are getting the advantages that Vancouver merchants got for a time through  having Mr.  Peters among them.'  Tlie man Who has the say with the man  at the head offlce of the C. P. R. irt Montreal is the man who'makes and unmakes  commercial advantages. At present, F.  W. Peters has the say, and he is, at present, residing in Winnipeg, hence Winnipeg can come, right into Kootenay and  undersell either .Vancouver or Nelson.*  Great is Mr. Peters! But the day that  connection is riiade between .Spokane and  Kootenay Landing will see Nelson getting  as good freight rates as Spokane gets.  Great is Jim Hill!  AVILL HELP NELSON.  The building of .the Spokane & Kootenay  railway from Spokane to Kootenay Landing will help Nelson. Nelson is now up  against a combination that is practically  being worked to divert its trade to Vancouver, Calgary, and Winnipeg, all points  pretty well under the control 'of tlie Canadian Pacific. By gaining an entrance into  Spokane, and giving that place ^better  rates than is now given it by the Great  Northern and Northern Pacific, the Canadian Pacific's territory at points like Nelson, which is reached by the Great North- j  em, will be fair game for the two southern  roads, and it is pretty safe to say that any  advantage Spokane may get through the  building of the Spokane '& Kootenay will  also be derived by Nelson by lower freight  rates to its merchants through the Great  Northern.  ��� Nelson has been getting it in the neck  ever since general freight agent F. .W.  Peters   was   transferred   from   Nelson   to  FATAL SNOWSLIDE.  A snowslide occurred at the Molly  Gibson mine, at the, head of Kokanee  creek, yesterday. The Tribune is unable to give any accurate details of what  happened. A portion of the bunk-house  is reported carried away, three men  dead, one seriously, injured, and six  missing. One of the* Bell boys of Salmo,  is foreman at the mine, and Dan McLaughlin and J. R.\ Dunlop of Nelson,  among others, were working there.  Dunlop was for a long time teller in the  Royal bank and was well known and  well liked. One report is that he was  among the killed, and another report is  that he -is unhurt. 'As the mine is 12  miles from Kokanee Landing, little  news that is definite!will be received at  Nelson before this afternoon.  LATEST.  Tlie men who were at the mine and  who are missing are:"'L. Bronlee, M. E.  Hall, W. G. Murphy, T. Rouse, W.  Collins, two Italians, and the Chinese  cook. The others accounted for are: J.  Campbell, dead; Dan. McLaughlin,  shoulder dislocated" and leg broken; J.  R. Dunlop, uninjured; McGuiness,  slightly injured; John Bell, foreman,  arm   cut;   McCreath,  Harris,  Johnston,  Billy , J. McDonald, an Italian, and  Jules Labelle.   Murphy belongs at Ainsworth, and Rouse at Silverton.  PROFESSOR LORENZ.  Professor Lorenz, the originator of  the "bloodless operation" for congenital  dislocation of the hip, is exciting general  interest all over this continent by his  operations in New York.  Professor Lorenz does not come to  teach American orthopedic surgeons-  specialists iii tlie treatment of deformed  children���something they did not know  before. Lorenz's operation,. has been  practised in America for almost, if not  quite, a decade of years; and some of  'the'best results attained by the use of  the method invented by the Vienna professor have been reported from Anier.  ica. His* treatment is in line with that  return to theprinciple of taking advantage of nature's own auxiliary efforts  and her many compensating, factors for  the relief of disease and deformity that  characterizes much of recent progress  in medicine and surgery on both sides  of the Atlantic.  In certain children nature has failed  to provide proper sockets for the bones  of the thigh to work in���that is, it has  failed to make a complete joint. These  patients are spoken of as suffering from  congenital dislocation of the hip. Sometimes the condition is not noticed until  the child begins to make spontaneous  movements. As they grow older they  prove to bo pitiably deformed and learn  to walk only with great difficulty, their  gait being slow and very awkward. Professor Lorenz sets the heads of their  thigh bones in their places and then  fixes them firmly in position. The  pressure of the head of the femur gradually makes for the bone an acetabulum���that is, a socket in the bone of  the pelvis���in which it comes to move  quite normally. Further dislocation  does not occur, and the bones remaining in place perfect the original work ol  tlie surgeon by the exercise of the  pressure , and counter-pressure 'that  eventually gives a practical hip-joint.  The results secured by this mauipula- ���  tion���for it is this rather than an operation that is the secret of professor  Lorenz's successes���are excellent. Patients successfully treated go through life  not as almost helpless, always pitiable'  cripples, but-as individuals whose pow-'  ers of locomotion may be somewhat impaired, though not sufficiently to hamper their application to some serious  occupation.  In 1895 professor Lorenz demonstrated his bloodless operation to the medical congress at Berlin. Since 1900 the  bloodless operation has been accepted  by European surgeons almost to a man.  Professor Hoffa still uses the open  method on older patients, or when difficulty is experienced in reduction by  the bloodless method.  . Professor Lorenz says, with something of reserve���more in his voice than  his words���that he does not expect ever  to find it necessary or advisable to perform the open operation.  He says that for several years he accepted no fees for his bloodless operations, telling his patients that it was  yet an experiment. If he succeeded in  curing them, he expected them to pay  well; but should it prove a failure, he  wanted nothing. He has demonstrated  his operation in nearly every large city  of Europe, except in England.  Professor Lorenz might be said to be  a specialist in this one operation, having  operated more than one thousand times,  and derived more recompense for his  labor than from all his other practice.  This is not his only bloodless operation. He has originated operations tc  straighten club-feet, and limbs contracted by paralysis and inflammation,  besides inventing several instruments  very useful to the orthopedic surgeon.  Professor Lorenz is a man of charming personality, a fluent and animated  speaker in several languages, temperate  in habit, nervous in disposition, yet cool,  clear and resourceful in emergency.  This typical Viking, six feet two iches  tall, erect, lean, and muscular, with his  long, blond beard and well-kept hair  touched with gray, is a striking figure  in any assembly. The face, not a regular German type, is still that of a young  and vigorous man, most expressive  when, at his quiet Viennese home, he  conducts you over his comfortable  grounds, talking of science, art, and the  various phases of his medical career. ,  The strong, sensitive mouth and shapely >|  nose bespeak a man of refined tastes and  thoughts. His large, expressive gray  eyes reveal every mood, yet are so kind  that I have never seen a child who could  resist his overtures of friendship."  THE MINING FAKIR.  The mining industry, uecause of its prosperous condition, because of the enormous  fortunes that have been and are being  made in it, and because of the large profits that are being realized every day on  investments in mines and mining stocks,  is being infested and affilleted by a hoard  of unscrupulous sharks and fakirs, who  thrive on the public's gullibility and desire  to "get rich quick." Their business Is to  sell stock regardless of its merit���unless  it is found to be valuable, and then they  can be depended upon to hang onto it for  themselves. They exploit the people Instead of the ground and generally find It  quite- as profitable, because the average  person still clings to the old idea that  mining is a gamble and not a business,  and believes all of the glitering and Im- ���  possible promises that are made to him  by the mining stock shark. When it  comes to mining he usually prefers to put ���  his money into some fake.scheme.where-*/<  enormous returns are promised', ^whlch^vif;  he stops to consider, he must k'nbw'-aro  impossible of fulfillment, rather than into  any legitimate enterprise where a good but  comparatively small profit is assured. Before entering any. other business he investigates conditions thoroughly and will  not put a dollar into It unless It is shown  to be all right and just as represented.  But with mining It Is different; he enters  it blindly and leaves the outcome to  luck or chance. Then if he gets bitten ho  maligns the mining Industry and everyone connected with it, when he himself,  by his own carelessness and credulity, is  responsible for the existence of this worst  of all pests to the industry. Mining men,  associations and newspapers are doing all  in their power to rid the country of the  mining stock shark and fake promoter,  and they aro. doing much to ward educating the public on what kinds of stocks to  buy nnd which to leave alone, but their  efforts will not be entirely successful until  people learn to use common sense in making investments in mining stocks as iu  other enterprises. Until this time comes  the mining fakir will continue to ply his  nefarious trade and will wax fat at their  expense.���Salt Lake Dally Reporter.  %$��  >��%!  Fire That  "That is Still Hanging Fire  On Tuesday night, between 10 and 11  o'clock, nn alarm of fire was sent in from  the   postofllce.     At   the   time   there   were  . but two men in the fire hall, chief Lillie  and assistant Chambers, driver Ruchon  befng absent as it was his night off. The  remainder of tho brigade are volunteers,  and none of them happened to be In the  fire hail.   The fire bell is cracked, and its  .ring cannot be heard at any great distance.  Chief Lillie harnessed the team while assistant Chambers was ringing the alarm,  and the chief drove the hose sleigh to the  fire hydrant at the corner of Alctoria and  ' AVard streets, and helped lay the hose and  had made the coupling.by the time any of  the volunteers got on the ground. The  hydrant would not work, and the hose  was disconnected jind_ coiyMedJ^_^hj*^nexL  nearest hydrant.    Everything that firemen  could do, under the circumstances, was  done and done as quickly as possible, and,  practically, no damage was done.  But, as at all fires in Nelson, or, for that  matter, at all lires in all towns all over  the world, things were not done by the  firemen who do the work as they would  have been done by the firemen who stand  on the sidewalks and work only their jaws.  And at the fire on Tuesday night there  were more jaw-working firemen than usual out in force, . and: they worked their  jaws so hard that Nelson's mayor heard  them hours afterwards, and he had presented him an opportunity that he has  been waiting for for months, that is, an  opportunity to suspend the chief of the  fire department. On Wednesday morning he got his work in, and gave chief  Lillie a Christmas box in the way of a suspension.  A year ago, Nelson's mayor did the very  same   thing,   and   some  of   the   men   who  supported-^-Nelson's^mas'oi'^for^re^electiori"  did so in the belief that if re-elected mayor  he would use "his position to put George  AV. Steele in as chief of the fire department. Frank Fletcher was re-elected  mayor, but the city council by a vote of  4 to 3 re-instated Thomas Lillie as chief  of the fire department, and mayor Fletcher has been no more able to carry out  what was expected of him on that particular question than he has been able" to  carry out what was expected of him in  the wayi'of permitting public "gambling.and  dolelng out privileges "in the way of per-  units to  transfer saloon .licenses.  '  A.henchman of.Fletcher's has:repeatedly  offered to wager that the chief of ��� the  fire department would be "fired" before  ���the year was out, and another henchman  has openly stated what was going to be  done regarding the matter at .specified  meetings of the.city council. For over a  month, George W. Steele has been seeking  aldermanic support for the position of  chief of theflre^ d^artaejTt^ThJs^goes tp^  ^h1Sw*=flfati"rnay6'r���Fretclief^is using his  official position not to carry on the busi  ness of Nelson in a business-like way,  but after the methods of discreditable  ward politicians.  Chief Lillie was Installed as chief of the  fire department early ln 1901.- He came  here from Vancouver well recommended,  and when appointed chief was in no wax-  mixed up with either of the several factions in Nelson. Notwithstanding this,  no sooner was. he made chief than what  is known as the Bradley-Steele gang quit  the fire department' in a body,' taking  with them books and other property which  it Is claimed rightfully .belonged to the  brigade. Their- defection, which was at  the time generally characterized as des-.  picable, iu no way affected the efficiency  of the fire department, for new men Immediately volunteered and their places  were filled.  Since that time there has been  no  factions  In  the  brigade,   the  men  composing  Jt jvo^ing^Jmnuc^imisJ-^iuider^the^chief^  There has been no scandals, and no charge  of cooked  pay-rolls or other wrong doing  has heen made against either tho chief or  the members  of the department.  But the chief in the performance of his-  duties gained tho Ill-will of men who have  the ear of mayor Fletcher, and bmween  these men and a few others who arc  "grafters," there has been no end of  friction between the mayor and the chief.  The people of Nelson want an efficient  fire department, and a large majority of  them cannot see why Bradley's paint shop  should dictate who i.s to be in the fire  department, either as chief or. as volunteers. The Bradleys and���., their three or  four intimates may be the best firemen in  Nelson,-but .'they showed that they could  not subordinate their private feelings to  the public good when they quit the brigade as they did in the early part of 1901.  Men who sulk In their tents are not good  soldiers, and a good fireman is much like  a good soldier.  -=Mayor���Fletcherr^in^an^interview^in^Tire"  Daily News,  says the  fire  brigade  is not  efficient,   and   charges   chief    Lillie    with  being responsible for the lack of efficiency.  The Tribune takes this to mean that the  members of thi' fire department are not  efficient, yet on every occasion* when they  have been called on, either to light fire  or to respond to false alarms sent in by  the mayor from "The Club," Iheir effort'-  and responses have been both effective  and prompt.  As stated abovo, the majority of the  people of Nelson want an efficient fire  department, and if the present one is not  efficient, they want to know where the  fault lies. If it is with tho chief, they  want to know where his weak spots arc.  If it is with the members of the brigade,  they want to know in what way they are  remiss. If the fault lies with the mayor,  they can easily get rid of him for good on  January 15th. There Is one thing tho  people do not want, that is, they do not  want any of the city dcpartm'MUs__t_o__li___  Tf "more "plaything of tlie mayor's, to be  used on occasions to edify men who are  having  a   sociable   time   in   barrooms,   or  in which to reward men for their Influence  at elections.  The public like fair-play, even In politics.  The  fire  brigade  is  made up of���  THOMAS   AV.   LILLIE,   chief.  J. J. CHAMBERS, assistant chief.  JOSEPH   ROCriON,   driver.  W.   ir.   HOUSTON,   volunteer.  JOSEPH  THOMPSON, volunteer.  KIRBY DOUGLAS, volunteer.  GEORGE  EACRITT,  volunteer.  ANGUS MCDONALD,  volunteer.  D.  AW   RUTHKRFORD,  volunteer.  GEORGE  AV.   GRAY,  volunteer.  DUDLEY   BLACKWOOD,   volunteer.  THOMAS L. LILLIE, volunteer.  The chief i.s paid $100 a month, the assistant chief $S0, the driver $75, and tho  volunteers $2.50 for each call, but not to  exceed $10 a month. The volunteers are  _woll_known���and���respectable���young���bus!���  ness men and mechanics. No one of them  is either a drunkard or a loafer or a politician.  A RAILROAD MAN TELLS A STORY WHICH MAKES GOOD CHRISTMAS READING  One Christmas at least will live long  in the memory of the men and women  who hung up their stockings at La Veta  hotel in Gunnison in 18���. Ah, those  were the days of Colorado. Then folks  were brave and true to the traditions  of Red Hoss mountain, when "money  flowed like liquor," and coal strikes  didn't matter, for the people all had  something to burn.  The Yankee proprietor of the dining  stations on this mountain' line had  made them famous almost as the Harvey  houses on the Santa Fe were, whicli  praise is pardonable, since the limited  train with its cafe car has closed them  all.  But the best" of the bunch was La  Veta, and the presiding genius was Nora  O'Neal, the lady manager. Many an  R. & W. excursionist reading this story  will recall her-smilo, her great gray  eyes, her heaps of dark brown hair and  the mountain trout that her tables  ���held. 7       "    ���:������-'"'���  It will be-remembered that at that  time the main -lines of the Rio Grande  lay by the banks of the Gunnison  through the Black canyon, over Cerro  summit and down the Uncompaghre and  the Grande to Grand junction, or the  gate of the Utah desert.  " John Cassidy was an express messenger whose run was over this route and  whose heart and its secret were in the  keeping of Nora O'Neal.  From day to day, from week to week,  he had awaited her answer, which Avas  to come to him "by Christmas."  And now, as only two days remained,  he dreaded it, as he had hoped and  prayed for it since the aspen leaves began to gather their *_old. He knew by  the troubled look she. wore when off  her guard that Nora was thinking.  Most of the men who were gunning  in Gunnison in the early 80's were fearless  men,  who,    when a difference of  opinion arose, faced each other and  fought it out; but there had come to  live at La Veta a thin, quiet, handsome  fellow, who moved mysteriously in and  out of the camp, slept a lot by day and  showed a fondness fo rfaro at night.  When a name was needed he signed  "Buckingham." His icy hand was soft  and white and his clothes fitted him  faultlessly. He Avas handsome, and  when he paid his bill at the end of the  fourth week he proposed to Nora  O'Neal. He was so fairer, physically,  and so darker, than Cassidy, morally,  that Nora could not make up her mind  at all, at all.  In the shadOAV time, between sunset  and gaslight, on the afternoon of the  last day but one before Christmas, Buck,  as he had come to be called, leaned  over the office counter and put a folded  bit of paper in Nora's hand, saying, as  he closed her fingers over it: "Put this  powder in Cassidy's cup." He, knew  Cassidy merely as the messenger, whose  freight he coveted, and not as a contestant for Nora's heart and hand���a  hand he prized, however, as he. would  a bob-tailed flush, and no more.  As for Cassidy, h_ Avould be glad,  waking, to find himself alive, and if  this plan miscarried, Buck should be  able to side-step the gallows. Anyway  dope was preferable to death.  Nora opened her hand, and in utter  amazement looked at the paper. Someone interrupted them. Buck turned  away, and Nora shoved the powder  deep down into her jacket pocket, feeling vaguely guilty.  No. 7, the Salt Lake Limited, was an  hour late that night. The regular dinner, (we called it supper then) was over  when Shanley whistled in.  As the headlight of the Rockaway engine gleamed along the hotel windows  Nora Avent back to see that everything  was ready.  In the narrow passage betAveen the  kitchen and the dining room she met  Buckingham. "What are you doing  here?"  she demanded.  "Now, my beauty, said Buck, laying a  cold hand on-her arm, "don't be excited."  She turned her honest eyes to him  and he almost visibly shrank from them,  as she had shuddered at the strange,  cold touch of his hand.  "Put that powder in Cassidy's cup,"  he said, and in the half-light of the  little halhvay she saw his cruel smile.  "And kill Cassidy, the best friend .1  have on earth?"  "It will not kill him, but it may save  his life. I shall be in his car tonight.  Sabe Do as I tell you. He will only  fall asleep for a little AVhile, otherwise  ���well, he may oversleep himself." She  would have passed on, but he stayed  her. "Where is it?" he demanded, with  a meaning glance.  She touched her jacket pocket and he  released his hold on her arm.  The shuffle and scuffle of the feet of  hungry travellers who were piling into  the dining room had disturbed them.  Nora passed on to the rear, Buck out to  sit down and dine with the passengers,  who ahvays had a shade the best of the  bill.  From his favorite seat, facing the  audience, he watched the traiA men  tumbling into the alcove off the west  wing, in one corner of which a couple of  Pullman porters in blue and gold sat  at a small table, feeding with their  forks ,and behaving better than some  of their white comrades of the rail behaved.  Cassidy came in a moment later, sat  down and looked over to see if his rival  was in his accustomed place. The big  messenger looked steadily at the other  man who had never guessed the messenger's  secret,   and    the    other   man  looked doAvn.  Already his supper, sLeaming hot,  stood before him, AVhile the table girl  danced attendance for the lip slie was  always sure of at the finish. She  studied his tastes and knew his Avants  from rare roast, down to the small,  black coffee with which he invariably  concluded his meal.  AVhen Buck looked up again he saw  Nora approach the table, smile at Cassidy, and put a cup of coffee down by  his plate.  The trainmen were soon through Avith  their supper, being notoriously rapid  feeders, which disastrous habit they  acquire while on freight, Avhen they are  expected to, eat dinner and do an hour's  switching in twenty minutes.  Unusually early for him. Buck passed  out.' Nora purposely avoided him, but  watched him from the unliglitcd little  private office. She saw him light a  cigar and stroll down the long platform. At the rear of the last Pullman  he threw his cigar away and crossed  quickly to the shadow side of the train.  She saw him pass along, for there were  no vestibules then, and made no doubt  he Avas climbing into Cassidy's car. As  the messenger reached for his change,  the cashier-manager caught his hand,  drew it across the counter, leaned toward him, saying excitedly: "Be. careful tonight, John; don't fall asleep or  nod for a moment. Oh, be careful!"  she repeated, with ever-increasing intensity, her hot hand trembling on his  great Avrist; "be careful, come back  safe and you shall have your answer."  When Cassidy came back to earth he  was surrounded by half a dozen good-  natured passengers, men-and women,  who had come out of the dining room  during the ten or fifteen seconds he had  spent in Paradise.  A swift glance at the faces about told  him   that  they  had  seen,    another  at  Nort Ihat she was embarrassed, but in  two'ticks of the office clock he protected her, as he Avould his safe, for  his work and time had trained him lo  bo ready instantly for any emergency.  "Good night, sister," he called, cheerfully, as he  hurried  toward the door.  "Good night, John," said Nora, glancing up from the till, radiant with the  excitement of her "sweet distress."  "Oh, liy Jove!" said a man.  "Huh!" said a woman, and they  looked like people who liad just missed  a boat.  With her face against: tlie wiiidow,  Nora watched tlie red lights on the rear  of No. 7 swing out to the main line.  Closing her desk she climbed to her  room on the third floor and knelt by  the window. Away out on the shrouded  vale she saw the dark train creeping,  a solid stream of fire glowing from the  short stack of the "shotgun," for Peas-  ley Avas pounding her for all she Avas  Avorth in an honest effort to make up  the hour that Shanley had lost in the  snowdrifts of Marshall Pass. Presently  she heard the muflled roar of the train  on a trestle, and a moment later saAV  the Salt Lake Limited swallowed by  the Black canyon, in whose sunless  gorges many a driver died before the  scenery settled after having been disturbed by the builders of the road.  Over ahead in hi squiet car, Cassidy  sat musing, smoking and wondering  why Nora should seem so anxious about  him. Turning, he glanced about.  Everything seemed right, but the girl's  anxiety bothered  him.  Picking up a bundle of way bills he  began checking up. The engine screamed for Sapinero, and a moment later he  felt the list as they rounded Dead Man's  curve.  Unless they were flagged, the next  stop would be at Cimarron, at the other  end of the canyon.  His work done, ihe messenger lighted  his pipe, settled- himself in his high  backed canvas camp chair, and put his-  feet up on the box for a good smoke. He  tried to think of a number of things  that had nothing whatever to do with  Nora, but somehow slie invariably  elbowed inlo his thoughts.  He leaned over and opened his box���  not the strong box���but the wooden,  trunk-like box that holds the messenger's street coat when he's on duty  and his jumper when he's off. On the  under side of the lifted lid he had fixeu  a large panel  picture of Nora O'Neal.  Buckingham, peering over a piano box  behind which he had hidden at Gunnison, saw and recognized the photograph, for the messenger's white light  stood on the little safe near the picture. For half an hour he had been  watching Cassidy. wondering Avhy he did  not fall asleep. He had seen Nora put  tho cup down with her own hand, to  guard, as he thought, against the possibility of a mistake. What will a woman  not dare and do for the man she loves?  He sighed softly. He recalled now that  he had always exercised, a powerful influence over women���that is, the few  he had known���but he was surprised  that this consistent Catholic girl should  be so "dead easy."  "And now look at this 198 pounds of  egotism sitting here smiling on the  likeness of the lady who has just dropped bug dust in his coffee. It's positively funny."  Such were the half whispered musings of the would-be robber.  He actually grew drowsy Avaiting for  Cassidy to go to sleep. The car lurched  on a sharp curve, dislodging some  boxes. Buck felt a strange, tinglinr  sensation in his fingers and toes. Presently he nodded.  Cassidy sat gazing on the pictured face  thai  had hovered over him    in all his  dreams for months, and as he gazed,  seemed to feel her living presence. Ho  rose as if to greet her, but kept his  eyes  upon  the picture.  Suddenly realizing that something  was wrong in his-end of the car, Buck  stood up, gripped the top of the piano  box. The scream of the engine startled  him. The car crashed over the switch-  frog at Curecanti and Curecanti's needle  stabbed the starry vault above. The  car swayed strangely and the lights  greAv dim.  Suddenly   the   awful    truth    flashed  I through his bewildered brain.  "O-o-oh, the wench!" he hissed, pulling his guns.  Cassidy, absorbed in the photo, heard  a door slam, and it came to him instantly that Nora had boarded the train  at Gunnison, and that someone was  showing her over to the head end. As  he turned to meet her he saw Buck staggering towards him, holding a murderou.  gun in each hand. Instantly he reached  for his revolver, but a double flash from  tlie guns of the enemy blinded him and  put out the bracket lamps. As the messenger sprang forward to find his foe  the desperado lunged against him. Cassidy grabbed him,-lifted him bodily and  smashed him to the floor of the car,  but Avith the amazing tenacity and wonderful agility of the trained gun fighter  Buck managed to fire as he fell. Tho  big bullet grazed on the top of Cassidy's head and he fell unconscious  across the half-dead desperado.  Buck felt about for his gun, which  had fallen from his hand, but already  the "bug dust" was getting in its work.  Sighing heavily, he joined the messenger in a quiet sleep.  At Cimarron they broke the car open,  revived the sleepers, restored the outlaw to the Ohio state prison, from  which he had escaped, and the messenger to Nora O'Neal.���Cy Warman, in,  New York World. ''���%  :.-.*>  I��'  2  TKe Nelson Tribune  ank of Montreal  Eetabll-ii <d 1817.      Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  g|_lrA.^^^-?a!d..^.::::::.v:.":7"-w|8885S8:o-  UNDIVIDED  PROFITS  166,856.00  11 BAD OFFICE, MONTREAL  i ��*>*>'������  W'  Rt. Hou. Lord Strft.hcona and Mount Royal, G. 0. M. G, President.  Hon. G. A. D-urninond, Vice-President.  E. !:5. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH, &f��ffS&Sf A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  ��� ����������������������� itfi*ie4����M��eie��ti ���������!��� ������������������ ������������������������������  I Imperial Bank of Canada i  ��� OAPITAX,,   (Authorized) T S^^r'qSo *  ��� CAFITAI.:'    Paid Up) l��'__����'Koi ���  ��� as-JHST  ' .-...aS*2.-9=33,595 0  ��� _ ������. -.-<-��� ���  J HEAD  OFFCE,   TORONTO, ONTARIO.-^-Branehes In the Northwest Terrltor- ���  �� les, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. *  i T. R. MERRITT, President              t>. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man. ���  ��� E. HAY. Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector. #  ��� ..  ' #  <- '��� 9  9    NELSON BRANCH���A general banking- business tranasted. 0  Z    Savings Department���Deposits  received and Interest allowed. ���  ��� Drafts sold, available In all parts of Canada, United States and Europe. Special ���  �� attention given to collections. j. (V|. LAY, Manager. J  e ����->����eMne��n<n����nn��i����*��8*��tnm��H������tn������M����  6  ��O.O..9.C...9��*l����.....9**09...*......(>**9.��9........99  9 9  \ Canadian BanR of Conirnerce j  ��� With Which is Amalgamated ���  ��� The Bank of British Columbia 2  ��� Paid Up Capital  18,000,000 J  ��� Reserve   Fund $2,000,000 ���  �� Aggregate Resources Over J65.000.000 J  ���   ��� ���'  ��� ��� Head Office,   -  Toronto. J  ��� HON.  GEO. A.  COX, President. B. E.  WALKER,  General Manager.     ��  ���  ;  . . ���  ��� NELSON  BRANCH. . ���  ��� Saving's  Bank  Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.  Pres- ���  ��� ent rate 3 per cent.   . GRANGE "V. HOLT, Manager. ���  ��� . ���  7   '.  . ��� ���  Q.....................O....O...........................  date and enterprising government. The  people of British Columbia pay hundreds  of thousands of dollars annually to the  Dominion government in duties on products of the farm* and orchard and  stock range. All of which could be  saved, together with the purchase price  of the produce and stock, il" only our  people would get clown to business and  farm like farmers do in other countries. If British Columbia has had  shuffling, no-account governments in  the past, the governments were simplj*  a reflex of the shuffling, no-account  people who make up a majority of the  people of British Columbia's farming  and stock-raising constituencies. Prior  and Eberts stand about as much show  to get better terms from the Laurier  government as a snowball would have  of lasting forever in hades. If they go  to Ottawa, it is not in quest of better  terms, but in quest of time. The trick  was played in 19.01, but a new one should  be played now.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Kelson aa Below.  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5:00 iv. m.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville. Fort  Steele, Klko. Fernie. Michel,  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lothbridge, Winnipeg, and  all liastorn points.   ARRIVE  5:00 p. m.  DaUy.  LEAVE  8 a.m.  8 a. m.  6:40 p. m.  Dally  6:W p. m.  Dairy  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  arrive  RAILWAY  Itobson. Trail and Rossland. 6.0:35. a.m.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Rossland, Cascade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix,  Greenwood anil Midway.  (Daily except S'.-..*!ay)  [Itobsoii, Nakusp, A ovvhead,  ���Kevolstokcanditlip ���intsensc  tend west on C.P.R. main line.  Tlolwon. Trail and :lossland.  9:35 p.m.  9:35 p.m.  a*  gent. The authority to appoint auditors  should be taken away from the municipalities, and provision made for the  appointment by the government of a  provincial auditor and a deputy, whose  duty would be to audit and inspect the  books of all municipalities, in the province, such audit and inspection to be  made at least twice a year.  Dafly,  9:35 p.r  �� Daily  leave    SLOCAN RIVER IJAILWY arrive  S li' a.j* . *Hlooan City, Silverton      ew3:40 p.m.  [Denver. Three Forks, Sanson   I      (Daily except Sunday)  leave  _ p. m.  1 p. m.  KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landing-.  (Daily except Sunday)  ILardo and all poicls on the  Lardo & Trout Lak") Branch.  (On Mon. Wod. and Fri.)  From Lardo and Trout Lake  (On Tna. Thur. and Sat)  ARRIVE  11:00  a.m.  11 a.m.  GK3BAT ZrOBXHSSN SYSTEM.  It is noteworthy that "although the  Dominion government issues no end of  blue books giving reports of inspectors  and. other officials, and also prints a  Labor Gazette, that no reference is ever  made in any of these blue books or in  the Labor Gazette to any portion of  British Columbia other than Victoria  and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and  Vancouver and New Westminster on the  Mainland. The "great*-interior districts,  of Yale and Kootenay, with over a third  of the white population of the province,  are never mentioned, save in the report  of the postmaster-general.  The disallowance by the Dominion  government of, certain laws passed by  the legislative assembly need not create  any uneasiness. The Dominion government, whether it be Liberal (as it is;  or Conservative ,(as it will be after th-  next general election), must be educated on the .Mongolian question, and that  takes time. The governments of Canada are in no way influenced or controlled by the few members sent to Ottawa from British Columbia; but arc  influenced by the sentimentalists of the  East. The sentimentalists of the East,  backed up as they are by those who  want cheap -labor, favor unrestricted  immigration .of Chinese and Japanese;  the former, because they pretend to [���  lieve in the brotherhood of man; the  latter, because they believe in employing the cheapest labor they can get.  British Columbia owes it to herself tc-  re-enact the disallowed legislation, ano  keep on re-enacting it until the Dominion government takes action in% tht  matter. The Liberal government hat  been most cowardly in the matter so  far, and rhen like senator Templeman  and Aulay Morrison and W. A. Galliher  should put their protests on record as  did W.W.B. Mclnnes, who resigned  his seat in the house of commons as s  protest against'..iiaurier's duplicity and  Sifton'sv treachery. - ; ���'.'������';.���.;���  LEAVE  Depot  7:f��y a,m  Mount'in  7:50 (h iu  Daily,  LKAVK  Nelson  :0i) n. in.  Koalo  3:35 p. m  DailS  LEAVE  Daily  NELSON & FORI. SHEP-  ^      PAKD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie. Waneta, Mount'in  Northport, Rossland. Oolvill��7:I5 P-m.  and Spokano.  MV-Jrinar through ounnEctidns  at Spokauo Co tie .���outh,  east, and w I* ,  Depot.  8 p.m.  DaUy  KOOTENAY L WKE  "      STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBjty, A. naworth  Kaslo and all Way 1 aodings.  KASLO tc SL'-XJA-r  KAILWAY  0.-OO ft. ni j Kas'o..  1:00 p.m | Sandon.  ARRIVE  ICaslo  8:10 a. m.  Nelson  7:15 p. in.  Dftily  ARRIVfc.  Daily  3:15 p.m.  11:25 a m.  A report comes from Spokane that D.  C. Corbin, who built the Spokane Northern railway and its extensions, the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard and Columbia  <S- Red Mountain railways, is again to  take up railway building. This time  the road he is to build will run from  j3ppkane_to_.Kootenays=Landingr=and=will-  practically be a branch of the Canadian  Pacific, giving that road an entrance  into Spokane. The proposed road will  be 150 miles long, and will make the  distance from Spokane to Nelson 205  miles, or five miles longer than by way  of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard. The  building of the proposed road means  the early completion of the Crow's Nest  road, from Kootenay Landing to Procter, a distance of 35 miles along the  west shore of Kootenay lake.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  I       Founded  in 1S92.'  Editorial and Business Oflice  Koom 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  to subscribers in Nelson or sent by mail  to any address In Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to  Great Britain, postage paid, $1.50. No  aubscription taken for less than a year.*  JOHN  HOUSTON,   Editor.  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  27,  1902.  Now that cities have the power to  boriow money on the revenue of their  public utilities, and two cities (Nelson  and Victoria) have voted on such money  by-laws, one for $150,000, to be expended on improving its electric light system, and the other for $200,000, .to be  used in extending its sewer system, the  C Munjcipal Clauses Act should be amended so'as to piovide for an independent audit of the books of all munici-  " palitiee. As it is now, the councils of  city andMistriet municipalities appoint  their own auditors, and often the men  appointed are neither capable nor dili-  The Kaslo Kootenaian and the Nelson  Economist, apparently, have inside information as to the intentions of the  Prior government. According to these  two journals, the law that places lawyers on ,the same footing as other  traders is to be repealed, because the  law as it now stands is a disgrace to  our statutes.' It seems strange that the  Conservatives and the Liberals and the  Progressive Provincials all have held  party 'conventions since the law was  passed, and no one of the three has  aftked for its repeal. It is just possible  that the Kootenaian and the Economist  are no better posted as to the intentions  of the Prior government than they are  as to the intentions of president Castro  of Venezuela. Prior and Castro are in  much the same position. Both have  governments, and both have enemies  working for their downfall; and both  would give a good deal to know how  long they are to be permitted to have  governments.  The feud that has existed for nearl>  two years between mayor Fletcher iand  an ex-saloonkeeper on the one side anc!  chief Lillie of the fire department or.  the other culminated for the second time  on Wednesday, by the chief being suspended by the mayor.      As    probably  only the mayor  and    the    ex-saloonkeeper know the reasons for the suspension, the public will have to wail  until the suspension is reported to the  city council  for the  desired    information.    Nelson should have an efficient  fire department, something it will no'  have though as long as its chief and  its members are subject to "knockers'  who have  the  ear  of the  mayor and  members of the city council.    The fire  department is a volunteer brigade witl  three paid men, and is operated under  By-law  74,  entitled    "A  By-Law    for  Regulating the Erection  of' Buildings  the Prevention of Fires, and the Stringing of Wires."    Sub-section C of sectional of the by-law reads as follows:  "The chief executive officer of the brigade shall be known as and called chief  fire engineer, and shall be elected by  ,the^members^of=the-said=^The-Nelson��  Volunteer  Fire   Brigade?   from  among  their  own  number,  but  such   election  before  taking  effect,  and  before  such  person shall act in such official capacity, must be approved by the council,  who may disapprove    thereof and require an election of some other person,  and  so from  time  to timo  until  such  approval is given, and in the event of  such election not being made within ;  reasonable time, the council may without  such   election   appoint   such   chief  fire engineer."  The report that premier Prior and  attorney-general Eberts are to go to  Ottawa to endeavor to get better terms  from the Laurier government may have  no foundation in fact. British Columbia has within itself the power to obtain  better terms from the Dominion government, if only its people had an up-to-  The election  of T.  W.  Patterson  in  North Victoria must he taken as an expression of the real feelings of the people of that constituency.    The government candidate did    not hold a portfolio, . so  the  two  candidates wore  on  an equal footing.    It may be said that  both candidates have been in training  for nine months, for had the-constituency been opened immediately after the  death of speaker Booth, Mr. Patterson  would have been the candidate of the  Opposition,  and   the  Government can-  lidate would  have been the man who  was defeated  on  Tuesday,  because, he  belongs to a family who believe they  have an inalienable right to try to be  elected  to office from  North Victoria.  It was a forced put on the Government.  They had to* accept Mr. Robertson as e  candidate, or have him run as an independent.    Robertson was not considered a strong man, and Patterson is.   The  election of Patterson  places the Prior  government    in    a    peculiar    position.  Without defections from the Opposition,  they  cannot  possibly   have,   including  the speaker, more than 19 votes.   With  two defections from the opposition, thoy  might    pull    through.     Premier   Prior  should fix an early date for a meeting  of the  legislature;     announce  that he  would   only  attempt   to   pass   the  es!i-  mates; then ask for a dissolution, and  allow the people a chance to pass on  questions that are of more moment to  them than they are to the individual  members of the Prior government. Will  the colonel do it? or will he go to Ottawa and spar for time?  THE  VIEWS  OF AN  EXPERT.  W. A. Pickering, who as organizer of  the Chinese immigration department In the  Straits Settlement and protector of Chinese in that colony from its inception in  1S70 until his retirement from the British  civil service in 1S90, Is thoroughly acquainted with the subject of Chinese immigration, has written the following letter  to the London Times:  "As far as tlie law protects him in acquiring wealth, and from his own unruly  countrymen, and as long as it does not  Interfere too much with his prejudices  and superstitions, the Chinese immigrant is  law-abiding. There cun be no doubt that  the majority of tho immigrants are sober,  frugal, and industrious, and, if only the  material prosperity of a tropical country is  concerned,   they  are invaluable.  "Most of my life has been spent in intimate acquaintance with these people,  and for many years I have, labored in fostering the immigration of Chinese into  the Straits Settlement, Malay States, and  the Dutch possessions In Sumatra; but I  have always felt it my duty to protest  against their introduction into any country containing a resident laboring population of European extraction, where the  climate renders it possible for men of the  higher breed to keep their health, and to  multiply and rear their children.  "We have, with. God's help, after unparalleled sacrifices, brought to a successful issue a just and unavoidable war, during which the nation has been calumlnated  by our foreign enemies and domestic  traitors and accused of being actuated  mainly by our lust for the gold reefs of  the Transvaal. The loudly professed desire on our part now is that the whole of  the Cape Colonies and States shall settle  down and prosper by the united effort of  an industrious and God-fearing population  of white men���Dutch, Anglo-Saxon, and  the others, living together under one flag.  If, however, the desire for superior and  more amenable domestic servants should  force on the government the introduction  of a moral plague in South Africa in the  shape of Chinese immigration, then we  shall indeed be placing a formidable  weapon in the hands of the disloyal Afrikander Bond, and shall deserve the undying hatred of the Boers."  The Right Time to  Invest op Speeolate in  Beal Estate Is Waen  Sellers Are Hard Fp op  Fpiees Abn6rnial-y Low  ���*it ���*?*���  ANNOUNCEMENT  BORDEN'S  CONDENSED fllLK  COMPANY  ���  (Originators or Condensed Milk���Establish ed 1867.)  Proprietors of the Celebrated  PEERLESS BRAND EAGLE   BRAND  smsmtft-  The undersigned has been authorized to  offer for sale W. H. Brandon's addition, to  Slocan City. The> * addition contains 80  acres, a part of which has been platted.  Of the lots' platted; 134 remain unsold. Of  the unplatted portion (50 to 760 acres) 40  acres are suitable for gardening or orcharding, being the finest land In Slocan  valley and can.be easily cleared.and irrigated. The addition has a water-works  system of Its .'own, 7 The big sawmill that  has been bonusad by Slocan City, will be  erected on land immediately adjacent to  Brandon's addition. Included are five  buildings, which now rent for $500 a year.  Selling price, $7,000. Terms, $3,500 cash  and the balance on time. ' '  rBQ___��I_y  $8?_**-  Vi__<fa.i  '���Jbel! ni*"��nal pf-xecrion.l'"1"1  '"BMr.tiMaljnihira, t^y^u  U!_daon Street. New Ya  EVAPORATED CREAM      CONDENSED MILK  Having established a BRANCH FACTORY IN CANADA,  are now  prepared to supply customers through the trade with their brands���  kCii  SOLD BY ALL GROCERS AND BY  MACBONAM) & CO.  NELSON --WHOLESALE  ���iThe "BORDEN BRANDS" represent the highest   BSA?S�����"-jlf��hS ^"j"  possible standard.   Leaders for over 40 years.  Scanlan.  I also have. instructions to offer for sale  the following pieces of real estate in Nelson:  VERNON"    STREET���Inside   Lot, _SOx--0_  'feetr^north frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price $1,260  cash.  BAKER STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, south frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price, $5,000  or will put lot against permanent improvements to cost $5,000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet,  north frontage, between Hall and Hendryx streets. Improvements, 6-room cottage,  with all  conveniences.    Price, $2,500.  For    further  apply to  particulars,    address    or  TREMONT HOUSE  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������a����*���������������������������������������������������������������������������  JOHN HOUSTON,  Room 9, Madden Block, Nelson, B.C.  HARRY H. WARD  Aooidfnt Insurance  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  European and American Plan.  Meals 25 ctR.   Rooma from 25 cf. to SI.  Only White Help Employ, d,  MALONE & TREGILLUS, ���  Baker St., Nelton. Proprietors.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Lighted  by    Elecrlcity and Heated  with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men.  BATES |2 PER DAT  Baker   Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Urs, I C. Clarke,  -   Proprietress  MADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON, B.   C.  ��� ��� '  ��� ���  �����  ��� <_  ���<���  ��� ���  ��� ��.  ��� ��  A TO tips on m  TWENTY-FICE  CENTS  will buy   ONE   POUND   of  pure,   clean,   fine  flavored CES"L,ON-INDIAN TEA  TWENTY  CENTS jyill^buy ONE    POUND^Standard^BREAKFAST^^g*  "BLACK  TJS'A.    Purchasers  of t en pounds or more, will receive one pound     ��� J  extra, for each ten pounds purchased.  Equal to an allowance of TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT, on these extremely low prices.  ��� ���  ��� ���'  ��� ���  ��� ���  :  :  _*��u  Prices on our regular lines of CHOICE TEA, 30c, 35c, 40c, 45c, 60c and  COc per pound for Black, Green and Blended.  Kootenay Coffee Go.  Telephone  177  P,  O.  Box 182  ��� ������������������>������������������������ ��������������� ������������������ ������ 4*0 �������������� ��������������������� ��������������)������������������������  ��� -���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*��������####����  :  J:  ::  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  Peterson's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  wins Tobacco       h J. PHAIB, Propr.  Player s Tobacco        " *    '      . r  Turkish Cigarettes  Monopol Cigarette*  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and O. B. V. Pipe-  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 194  The Queen  Cigar Store  Wholesale and Retail  Tobacconist  Baker Street, NELSON, B.C.  GELIGNITE Tlie stron*Se8t and Best Explosiveiqthe Market  Wan-fact-rd by the HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street, Nelson.  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR.,  District Mgr., Nolson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining aqd Blasting Powder  The best ?1 per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar  G. W. Bartlett - - Proprietor \__  REISTERER & OO.  BREWERS  OF  LAGER   BEER AND  PORTER  Put up In Packages to suit the  Trade  and   Offlce   on   Latimer   Street,  Nelson, B. C. ,  Don't Worry  But   replace  with one of  that    unsatisfactory   suit  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, -omtorUbH  suits. Tou will find (_���*__. the Tremont  Bloek, Baker street, Nelson.  -;���$-  r,=S_*M:i;(rv_v. .j;:.  %���-*��������--���*������  _. ���V^Ve^'-'Wt.H*^  The Nelson Tribune  THREE MODERN FABLES BY GEORGE ADE  AND ALL THREE OF WHICH HAVE A MORAL  THE FAMILY THAT WORKED OVERTIME TAKING CARE OF NELLIE.  Once there was a Happy Family that  had a Cook who was almost too Good to  be .True. Her name was Nellie and she  had come from downtrodden Europe,  where Cooks have no such Rights as they  enjoy in our glorious Country.  The Family used to declare that Nellie  was the best single-handed Waffle Artist  in the Business, bar none. Her Cream of  Tomatoes made an awful Hit with the  Company, and Duck a la Nellie was very  hard to beat.  AH tho Members of the Household  thought so much of Nellie, especially  when they remembered some of the Blacksmiths who had officiated at the Range,  that they wanted to give her a Merry  Christmas. They wanted her to be satis-  fled with her Place and stay onforever.  Therefore lt came about that each of  them, when he or she went out to do his  or her Christmas Shopping, thought to Itself: "There is poor Nellie. She has no  Relations on. this side of the Water, and  if I don'.t g-ive her something*, she'll  be left entirely."  So Mother gave Nellie a swell Imitation  Lamb's Wool Jacket, and Father bought  her a Goldine watch that pinned on in  front. One of the Boys gave her some  White Gloves, and another fixed her up  'with a Brooch that if it had been real  Turquoise would have cost $1,200. The  )  Girls   clubbed   together   and   gave   her   a  $!8 Zibline Suit with Box Pleats.   ,  /j'On Christmas Morning the grateful Nel-  ' -'"le came in to thank'them, but she broke  \do-wn ''completely   and    (Wept   into    the*  ; Waffles. ';  ''.Its a Cinch," said the Family. "We've  got her dead to Rights."  A few day after Nellie attended the  Annual Ball given by the Slavonic Pleasure and Democratic Club. When she  swept into the Ball Room with her Zib-  eline, her Imitation Lamb's Wool, the  Brooch, the Watch and tho Gloves, she  had Upper Fifth Avenue held to a Tie, at  least.  A Butcher named Johnson hung around  Ir** all Evening, and soon began.coming to  the House. He offered Nellie a Home and  took  her away.  It  was  six  Months   before   the  Family  found   another     Girl   whtf     could     cook  Waftle3.  ��� Moral:   Give them Helpful Books.  a slightly reduced price, on account of the - It  is  now  the  Moyie  Lumber  &  Milling  THE  MAN  WHO  MADE A  STUDY  OF  HIS   WIFE'S    CHARACTER.  '���7 Once there was a Man who smoked  a  TPipe.,  ... He had a Meerschaum that had been in  '-.v'Vuse   for  so  many   years   that   Strangers  did hot care to stay in the same Room.  Finally he decided  that he would  blow-  himself for a New One.   He decided on  something  Ornate, 'with   Flowers   carved  on a Bowl.   It was to cost about $17.   By  * putting Chamois Skin around it and work-ins:   steadily   for   Two   Years,    he   could  ..'bring it to a Beautiful Color.  His Wife was dead set against the Purchase from the; very Start. She said  that $17 was a good-sized Piece of Money  to throw away on a Pipe, and besides, the  Old. One was good enough. She was sure  that it could not get any worse. *  The Husband was hurt away down in  his Feelings to think that she would deny  him hi�� one small Luxury. He was an  Indulgent Soul and gave her a fair Allowance and stood for her bills, compared  with which the $17 for the Pipe was not a  Marker. He began to get a new Line on  her and observe selfish Traits which had  escaped him hitherto.  He planned to teach her a Lesson.  "I shall omit the usual Christmas Present," he said. "If she makes the slightest  Whimper, I shall hand her some biting  Sarcasm to the Effect that I have taken  her Advice and begun to Economize. 1  could not afford to buy a new Meerschaum  for myself or a Christmas Gift for her."  He came down to Breakfast on Christmas morning all loaded for Bear, and  there on his Plate was the Pipe with the  fat Roses  carved  on  the Bowl.  "I've had It picked out ever so long,"  said Better Half, " but I was afraid you  would   spoil   EverythingTL   Rush Being Over.  Moral: Don't buy anything Just before  Christmas. Some Mind Reader may come  around and Hand it to you.  *   ��� *  THE YULETIDE BACHELOR WHO HAD  NO ONE TO LOVE.  Once there was a fast-fading Bachelor  who felt as Blue as Indigo when he saw  December 25th creeping nearer and nearer.  The sight of the Shop Windows lilled with  Dolls and Toys helped to 1111 him with  largo, vague Regrets, for he had no little  Toodlekins waiting for him..  For about a week before Christmas the  Bachelor was Invariably saddened by the  Reflection that he was KIdless. During  the other 61 Weeks of the Year he did' not  seem to mind it so much.  This poor Bachelor had no Parents. An  Only Sister was Lost somewhere in New  York Society, and so, as he sat in his  Oflice and waited, the Advent of the gladsome Season, he was pervaded by a Gentle  Melancholy of the kind that would have  been Pie for Charles Dickens.  "No one in this World whom I can  make Happy," said the Maverick. "No  one���" Then he saw the Oflice Boy standing on one Foot and giving him the Wistful  Eye. .  "Wish you a Merry Christmas,'.' said  the Urchin, and then the Bachelor dug  up a Dollar and heard for the first time  about a Little Sister who had been writing  Letters to Santy in regard to a Doll that  would open and close the Eyes.  , "1 am afraid the Children are getting a  little Strong with that letter Gag," said  the Bachelor, but he produced Just the  same.  Then the.,Janitor came in and mentioned  the Fact that he had a Family, and when  he went out he had an order for a Turkey. "'"..���**  While riding down in the Elevator, the  Bachelor came upon a Pasteboard Kitty,  with a Sprig of Evergreen above it, so  he chipped in and began to'feel that possibly he would succeed in ringing in on  the Joy  of Giving,  after all.  When he struck his Room, the Chiim-  bermaid stood outside the Door, and there  was an Expression on her Face which  seemed to read as follows: "If somebody  forced a Fiver on me, I suppose 1 wouldn't  know what to do with it."  Next he heard of a movement to purchase a rocking Chair for the Housekeeper.  The Boy who delivered the Papers  brought In a Hold-Up Poem printed on a  Card.      ������ ..-,'.'������,  His regular Waiter brushed away''Invisible- Crumbs all during Dinner, and  threw  out Dark Hints.  The Man who took care of his Horse  came right out and said in so many  Words  that  he  Smoked.  Moral: Holidays were invented to demonstrate that no Man is quite Friendless.  Company, and is capitalized for $200,000.  D. AV. Grant, of Fairbault, Minnesota, is  president, and H. Cameron of Moyie Is  manager. The company has ordered a new  engine and planer, and a man to install  this machinery is already on the ground.  Next year their mill will have a cutting  capacity of 50,000 feet of lumber a day,  or 100,000 if they decide to work two- shifts.  It is now a settled fact that the big tie  mill which is to be built by. the East  Kootenay Lumber Company, on Moyie  lake will be at the site of their present  mill". The sawmill. machinery will be  moved from this mili and be used in the  mill at Tochty, but the engine and boiler  will remain and be used for the tie mill.  This mill will be fitted up purposely for  cutting ties, and will handle the entire  three-quarters of a million which the  company has contracted to cut for the, C.  P. R."  ^He���s'a"t~tHere feeling about eight times  smaller than an English Sparrow. Then  ^Nature asserted Itself, and ho began to Lie.  "How did you-like your Present?" he  asked.  "I haven't seen it yet," she replied, in  evident surprise.  "Maybe 1 won't ja.ck those (Fellojivjsf  up," he said. "It should have been delivered Yesterday Afternoon."  Ho rushed out, and although it was a  Holiday he broke into a Jeweler's store  and bought her a Diamond Horseshoe at  EAST KOOTENAY SAWMILLS  - Morrissey Miner: "Six-years ago-*thcre  was one small sawmill in East Kootenay  district, south of the Columbia lakes, and  valuable timber limits were passed up as  hardly worth noticing. Now the lumber  business has become one of the great industries in the district, and next year  millions of feet will be manufactured for  export. Mills have been put in all along  the Kootenay, Moyie. and Elk valleys,  and a 'vast army ott. men are' employed at  the mills and ln the timber. It is estimated that the cut next .year will aggregate between 80,000,000 and 90,000,000 feet  for lumber and between 30,000,000 and 40,-  000,000 feet more for ties, which will mean  the employing of 700 to 1,000 men. The  capacity of the various mills are estimated  as follows:     ��� '���  "Cotton, at Crow's Nest, 2,000,000; Carbon Creek Lumber Company, 2,000,000; Fernie Lumber Company, 5,000,000; Mott & Son  Company, Fernie, 5,000,000; Cedar Valley;  Improvement Company, Fernie and Morrissey, 5,000,000; McCrea Lumber Company,  Coal Creek, 5,000,000; Robinson-McKenzie  Lumber Company, Cranbrook, 5,0u0,000;  King Mercantile Company, Cranbrook,  5,000,000; Leask & Slater, Cranbrook, 5,000,-  ^000,'^Laurie^Lumber^Compaiiy��� and^Flneh=  & Jones, Marysville, 4,000,000; East Kootenay Lumber Company, four mills, 20,000,000;  Crow's Nest Lumber Company, Wardner,  12,000,000; Moyie Lumber Company, 12,000,-  000; Hayes Lumber Company, Elk Mouth,  2,000,000. This means of course, a vast  amount of work this winter getting out  logs for next season's cut."  In commenting on the lumber industry,  the Moyie Leader of iast Saturday says:  "The Moyie Lumber Company has been  reorganized, and has been incorporated  under the laws of the state of Kansas.  SECOND ONLY TO METAL MINING..  Coai mining as an industry in British  Columbia is almost as important as metalliferous mining. The coal mines at Cumberland, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Michel, Fernie,  and Morrissey give employment to not.  less than 4,000 men, most of whom receive  good wages.  Within a" few miles of Michel, over in  Alberta, the town of Frank is springing  up, and the mines there are shipping 700  tons of coal a day, and one mine has'a  working tunnel in over a mile.   '  At the: Morrissey mines, Wednesday of  last week was the pay-day for the month,  of November. Acordirig to the Morrissey  Miner,'"the amount of money paid out was  the largest since the- opening of the-mine,  amounting to $22,000. The pay-roll next-  month will probably exceed tnls figure, as  the force at the mine is being increased.  Men are.coming in on every train, and in  the neighborhood of.fifty new miners were  put to work last week. As a consequence  of the big pay-day business Is -brisk in  Morrissey. Tho output of coal from the  mine the past month was not as satisfactory as it might have ben, owing to  the difficulty in keeping the men at work,  but this condition is being gradually,  changed, and it is stated on good authority that, commencing with the new year,  the output will be increased to SOO tons  per day. The Great Northern railway  wants to supply its entire system with  Morrisssey coal from Cut Bank, Montana;  to Seattle, and to do this the output will  have to be increased to even more than  SOO tons daily."  The Nanaimo coal mines have changed  owners, the company of which S. M.  Robins has long been, superintendent giving way to a company of which San Francisco men are the leading spirits. The  Sa Francisco men have always held an  interest in these mines, but the control,  was owned in England, lt is stated that  the change means an increase of the output and the working of the mines on a  larger scale.  Everything had to be packed on horses  four hundred miles from Walla Walla.  You can bet we had to pay good prices  for what we got. Coffee was seventy-five  cents per pound, so was beans, flour and  everything of that kind, lt was Just a flat  price, seventy-five cents a pound, no matter what the cost was at Walla Walla. I  have seen flour sell in the spring of 1865 at  a dollar and a quarter a pound, and tobacco at fifteen dollars, and they would  soak It ln the creek every night to make it  weigh more.  "The money taken out in 1S64 brought  in about five thousand people in 1865, and  that was the year that millions were taken  out. I knew lots of men that cleaned up  from forty to sixty thousand dollars that  year. I had two partners that year, and  my dividends ran one thousand to fifteen  hundred dollars a week, and I would go  to town every Saturday night and spend  the whole' thing. The next year the gold  was pretty well cleaned up and the excitement died out, and that was the last  of the rush to Wild Horse. No one will  ever know how many millions were taken  out, and I will tell, you here that when  the old bed is discovered there will be millions taken out again, and I believe I will  see the day before I die.  "Among those who came in the year I  did "were Bob Dore, Pat Quirk, and Dan  Dougherty. Old man Fernlet who' has  made a fortune out of the Crow's Nest  Coal Company, was here when I came. He  had a claim, on FInlay creek, but gave it  up.     ���  "There has been a lot of gold taken  out of Wild Horse in the last few years,  as there have been several claims worked  regularly._ There were nine Chinamen  went back to China this year who had  been working there, and not one of them  took .back less than fifteen thousand  dollars."  Mjr.   [Griffith    is   'interested   in   several ���  claims,  and is  now  considered  well  fixed  financially.  2p��#xKXx>aooQekK^  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  Furniture  Dealers  and  Funeral  Directors  PARLOR SETS our specialty this week.   A 5-piece Walnut Frame, No. 1 Valours, all odd colors; no two pieces alike;  ., trimmed in silk plush with silk cords, good gimps and first  class   springs.  _fe__Li_i_L:'i       PARLOR SET, $19.00 PER SUITE.  -Wo/"!  ������  ..--I   *"���  rsg  Our Undertaking department  Mr. Clark.  Day Phone No. 292. ' J^ilTT  Night Phone No. 142.  is  under  the  direction  of  BAKER STREET.  M  CORUNDUM DEPOSITS.  In Gallatin county, Montana, there  are two companies formed to mine the  corundum deposits there found, says the  Mining Reporter. Recent discoveries  have stimulated the operators, the Montana Corundum company has its mill  nearly completed, while the Bozeman  Corundum company is actively developing its ������ ground. Corundum is used  chiefly as an abrasive material and is  valuable in that connection. The chief  source of supply in the United States is  from North Carolina.  AN   OLD-TIMER   TALKS.  The Fort Steele Prospector has interviewed David Griffith, one of the pioneers  of the Fort Steele country. Talking of the  early days a,short time ago, Mr. Griffith  grew reminiscent, and told some interesting incidents of his early life in this district. -..-!������'       '-.���   ;  "I joined the early rush to this district  on the strength of rumors that there  was rich dirt on Finlay creek. The news  was brought down to Tobacco Plains by  half breeds, who came to Hell Gate to trade  with Linkllghter, the storekeeper. Through  him the news spread and a big stampede  followed. I got here in June. We packed  from Walla AValla, Washington, and there  was a big crowd. Those who came in early  in 1864 went direct to Finlay creek; but it  was a frost and they.drifted back to Wild  Horse to find better feed for their horses.  Some of the boys went to gouging around  on the bars and struck pay. The bars were  easy to work and the men made good  money. About two or three hundred" prospectors struck Wild Horse when" I did, in  June. I opened up a bar that proved very  rich, and hundreds of men cleaned up from  fom���to^-flve^thoiisand^dollars^each^that"  summer. Bob Dore brought in water  through a ditch, and we paid him fifty  cents a miner's inch or one dollar an hour.  We would get to use the water two hours  at noon, paying at the rate of two dollars  for tlie time, or fourteen dollars a week.  And if a man got sassy, he wouldn't get it  at that.  "It was a hot time that year. There were  about fifty buildings in the camp, including saloons, gambling houses and others.  There was no court, no police, nothing  but the men themselves to preserve order.  NEW POWER COMPANY.  Colin Campbell, acting for the Slocan  Light & Power company, has applied  for 1,000 inches of water, to be taken  from Carpenter creek, at Box canyon.  .The plant is to be built upon the Apex  claim. The company proposes to light  New! Denver and Silverton and furnish  power to the mines. The company proposes to charge 50 cents a month for  lights in residences, and ?1 in stores.  The successful floating of this enterprise  will mean much to New Denver and  vicinity.  _. _V S_\i SL'^; m_\i__i ^j____j ��_*"��� ��� ^j___L* mmJ.'Zj, SSL' ��__; &��& g.'S.' jStJ-^ ^'��_^ ^ "S^w  ff.^mt ^ -st-3^ ���^���sr*' ���5?5_j" ^^ ���s^-8.^ -Sr^^ ^ -sr* ���^���������s^ ��������-. ����������� *���*���*. ���������*���������. ��� ** -^ ��� ^> **v^  r  t XMAS Montgomery's xmas  High Class Confections ��  it/  ii/  torn  F  it)  it/  \li  ii/  \)/  it/  it/  lit/  **/  Our factory has been running night and day with increased staff of help  all fall making up every, variety of delicacy in the Confectionery line.  Our stock is now the most complete in the Kootenays. The excellence of  our goods have built up a demand for them in every part of the Kootenay  country.  Our Mr. Montgomery's reputation as a first-class confectioner of many  years' experience is known far and near.  The grandest display of choice Candies ever shown in Nelson, all our own  manufacture. Choicest \ bonbons, Chocolate Creams, Caramels, French Burnt  Almonds, Cream Dates, Preserved Ginger ,Chocc(lateis, CrysCalized Ginger,  Maple Creams, Nongotmes, Candy Toys, Candy1 Canes. Mixed Chocolates in  one-pound Fancy Boxes a specialty.   Candies from 15c per pound up.  French Crystalized Fruits, California Grapes, Nuts and Fruits of all kinds.  Preserved Ginger in the Syrup, as imp orted, sold in bulk.   .  Montgomery Company  Next to P. Burns & Co Baker Street, Nelson  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���^_t_*  ^_r____ __���_���>���____��� 3. ���  ������������������� ���_*-��� *���"��������� ��� a** ��������>���'<���>����������� *-��*. ��� ���_�����>��� ^��� _�������� ^ ��� ^�� ^ ���-.a*'^��.��� 3��- ^���-S'. '^tfi  ���^B* ^_____S __________ _^__tt_> _ML>  _tfl_H__> _^M_^_t >i^_E_bt jmW^mmr >F^_____r >^_H___�� ^^_____h> _f^___B_k _l^______) ^______>> 0^��W&m> ��^______�� 4S_^_fc 0mWS^9 <**^^_^_t 0^tm^t* "-^.Ev 0^^Bm^ f^mmmr 'mm\^mm> *^^mmW        _���_��� ��� T  '05Am0-00>'>^00- 00'-00   00' 00' 00' 00- 00"?00- 00- 00- 00' 00'00- 00' 00- 00- 00' 00'0*' *0- *���*    **  Useful -Gifts  Why not combine usefulness with your  Christmas generosity. There is nothing  more useful, appropriate or acceptable as a  Christmas present than Footwear. Largest assortment of plain and fancy Slippers  in thejCity^at^p_opjJl_ar_prices.   American Shoe Store  TELEPHONE  117.  Work  Called for anu Returned.  Boot ar|d Shoe Repairing  IN CONNECTION WITH  The American Shoe Store  ,  H. LAWRENCE      __,._,  Work Done ln Thorough and  Work-  All  manlike Manner.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker of First-class Hand-made  Boots  and Shoea,     Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building, Nelson, B, C.  Repairing   Neatly   and    Promptly    Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed ln all Work  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR 3ALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine Si, Nelson  PROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ��� STORE AND CHIKA HALL, C0MBIKID  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western  Canadian  Employment Agency  ln connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R.  Ticket Office.  P.  O.  Box 588.     Phone 261A-  NilLSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, W. F.  iVI.���Meets every Saturday evening at 7.30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hail, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage  scale for Nelson district: Machino  miners, $3.50; hammersmen, $3.23; mine  laborers, $3. Thomas Roynan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting  brethern cordially Invited.  -V'i''  rvtj-l  D. J. ROBERTSON  ������������������������������������������^^�����������������������������-*)^*^-��*^^  I Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited.!  .?..;; r~Ml  *���  t  *-  *���  ���  ->  ��� -  I Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street,  NELSON," B.C. |  4. .���---.-  ^. -  ������>���������������****������������������������������ **+**-*4 ��� **+**+*+****�����+���������>������������ ������������������� ��������� ���>*-*+***++*+**-+4-*+*+*++4-^  Lumber, Lath, J"ash, Doors, Mouldings, and aU kinds of  Factory Work.  r .  ��� *  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY." -' '  7\r''l  COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK  " -v-Jl  *���. ;'M.  ������������������������������������������������������������^���������������e  GALT COAL  AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS  Terms Spot, Cash  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone 235 Baker Street.  fg.��i��^*�����.�����;'(ST.���*k.��r.'��r.>*.'��r'f���>���>   -<i��  *.0^0.0w-0*'0*'**'*i**00'ttij0*'0��:yii  Scaled Tenders addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Heating Drill Sheds, Kamloops and Nelson,"  will be received at this ofllco until Tuesday, 30th December, inclusively, for a hot  air heating apparatus at each of the aforesaid drill sheds.  Plans and specifications can be seen  and form of tender obtained on application to Wm. Henderson, Clerk of Works,  Victoria, B. C.; Robert Mackay, Kamloops, B.C.; James Allan Macdonald, Nelson, B.C.; and at the Department of  Public Works, Ottawa. A separate tender  Is  required  for each  building.  Persons tendering are notified that tenders will not be considered unless made  on the form supplied, and signed with their  actual   signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied by  _an_acceptcd_c!"eque_on a_chartered -bank-  made payable to tho order of the Honorable the Minister of Public Works, equal  to ten per cent (10 p.c.) of the amount of  the tender, which will bo forfeited If the  party decline to enter into a cdntract  when called upon to do so, or if he fall to  complete the work contracted for. If the  tender be not accepted the cheque will be  returned.  The department does  not bind  itself  to  accept the lowest or any tender.  By order,  FRED  GELINAS,  Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa,   25th   November,   1902.  Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be paid for it.  ~ SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Province   of  British   Columbia,   Nelson   in  West Kootenay���To-wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias Issued out of tho Supreme Court of British  Columbia, at the suit of E. Ferguson &  Co., Plaintiffs, and to me directed against  the goods and chattels of Davison &  Walmsley, Defendants; I have seized and  taken in execution all the right, title and  interest of the said defendant, William  Walmsley, in eight thousand three hundred and thirty-three (8,333) shares more  or less, of the stock of the Similkameen  Valley Coal Company, Limited; to recover  tho sum of five hundred and fifty-five  dollars and seventy-two cents ($555.72)  and also Interest on five hundred and fifty-  two dollars and twenty-two cents ($552.22)  at five per centum per annum from the  9th day of December, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's fees,  and all other legal Incidental expenses;  all of which I will expose for sale or  sufficient thereof to satisfy said judgment  debt and costsat my office, next to the  Court House in the City of Nelson, B.C.,  on Monday tho 22nd day of December,  1902, at the hour of twelve o'clock noon.  NOTH���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves a.s to interest and title of the  said defendant,  William Walmsley.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., llth December,  1902.  S.   P.   TUCK,  Sheriff of South  Kootenay.  Uf  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ft  ito  tii  &  ito  ito  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  H_  Santa Clause  Congratulates  Himself  Over Our Furniture. It saves so  much trouble over the annual worry  of Christmas Gifts. One can eure'y  find among the hundreds of handsome pieces of furniture here something that wi 1 suit everyone whom  they wish ^to remember. Select1 onr  made now will be kept until Christmas and delivered to any address.  Carload of finest Iron an_dBrassJBe_d s_  just received. Fine line of Pictures  to select from.  ^1  il/  *���*������ -:-���  ito  D.  McArthur & Co.  Furniture Dealers  ito  \li  ito  \%  ikf  &  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  'W  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ^ceecccfe-^e^^ # ^5.  P. BURNS & C  Wholesale and Retail j\feaf MCrChmitS  Head Office and Cold Storage PlantaL Nelson.  Branch'Markets ab Ka?lo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstokp, New  Denver, Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix,  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Craabrooke, Fernie and Macleod.  Nolson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt ond careful ������'tentioii.  lUtcner  Fresh  alted Meals  :is\t and PoaHry in Season  Orders by "Mail receive Careful ond  lyompt A "toutiuii  i| E.C TKA'VKB. ll>n��Ker, K.-W-C. Bit.. Xo.non  STARKEY Ii GO,  3  PRODUCE AHD'Stilts.  FjEPRESEfiTINC  The above s'llc i.s postponed until Monday, 2i)lh day of December, 190-', at the  same place and  hour.  S.   P.   TUCK,  Sheriff  of  South   Kootenay.  f B. A. Rogers & Co , Ltd , Winnipeg.  j*. K. Fairbank Co., - Montreal.  Simcoo Canning Co., -  Simcoe.  Oflioe and Warehouse,  Josephine Street,  . NELSON, B.\C  i-SS-1 Tke Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.     LIMITED !   IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND  HEAVY  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  BAKER ST,  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  NELSON  B.C.  ������ ���������������������������������������������������o���� ���������     ������  MORLEY fe CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  IRVINE & CO  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  ���g-s-hs  |i���� ���*  IP&*��5i    *J"j-  ^li*"****"-   -v  Sf^jgp*>.*fcS-*-����  2SSgs_&-'S*_. ��� ���  | Facts and Philosophy  ������ From > Mj   stock  of  watches  and   diamonds   is  ��� ^ __ _��� ____. ^F Anntnmn      _��� T      V��*i 4-V. ...____'     __j_.i_.j_-  ��� ���  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  My   stock  of  watches  and   diamonds   is  enormous.    I   have   the  resources,   talents  and experience" for supplying these goods  in a  manner that admits  of neither loss  nor   dissatisfaction   to   our   customers.     I  buy largely because I seli largely.   Large  buying   makes   low   selling   possible   and  eceonomy in: expenses makes it still more  possible   while   still   preserving a  high   standard   of  quality  at  the  same  time     My holiday stock is ready and it was never better in my recollection    Here are some specialties  Diamonds,.and   all   kinds 'of precious  stones  ww    *h "Ladles' rings, brooches and bracelets   watches, links   lockets and neck  mm^cYULitka.''S-  ____*_v** ,_-_.-   _ ,    t0j,et   sets   t0  suft    e^erybody  no\elties  of all kinds   Sterling hollo*-*,   mare  a, j,      complete and  I want you all to call and Inspect It  ngraylng, not^exceedlng three letters will be done ftee of charge.  [aIl?and',exDress orders have. -, - ���,-^������,. atention **���  t-CT^^^>>^*_-_   _*���**��������  wx,iJNelspn* ;B.C.  DOVER,  The Jeweler  "���fc***2>*5 ��������������������� ����������������������������������������������������**** ******** ������������������������������������������������������  and generally of a much better grade than  the goods made specially for holiday  trade.  AVlthout question, the finest Christmas  display made in Nelson was made by P.  Burns & Co. at their retail meat market,  and that the credit for the display is due  in .a great part to Fred Bosquet and in  no small degree to his able assistant,  Paul   Greyerbeihl.   .  A.. E. Hodgins who is in the construction department of the Imperial railways  in South Africa sends the Tribune copies  of the Johannesburg Leader, a daily paper  of eight parge pages, which is well-filled  with live advertisements. A. B. left Nelson  as a lieutenant in the.-First Canadian  Contingent and is probably a full-fledged  colonel by this time. May he live to be a  field  marshal  Sam Calkin, who left Nelson as a. member <>of the South African. Constabulary  and returned to Nelson as one of Kitchener's celebrated scouts, left Nelson on  Christmas day for South Africa. As one  of Kitchener's scouts he is entitled to 320.  acres of land near Pretoria, and he has  gone to get it. Sam soon tired of the! constabulary, got sick, and was discharged.  He immediately applied to join Kitchener's  scouts,.and was one of the 50 who made,,  names for themselves as daring carriers;  of dispatches . and general scouts. His  discharge is written on sheepskin, and it  is prized by its owner more highly than  that 320 acres of veldt will be if Sam is  compelled to live on it.  There    is ."-'little   political ; news.   7David  McKay,   the ; C.  P.  R.   railway  conductor,  intimates; that  he  is willing to make the  race "for alderman in the AVesl: ward, and  Fred  Smith,   agent   of  the  Dominion   Express   Company,   is   willing   to   tackle   it  In .:the-.'East', ward.:   Both are. good,, levelheaded'men and'would  make good aldermen.     Dr.   Hall .has   resigned   from   the  school  boaid,  but  not  with  the  intention  of being a.candidate for any other offlce.  Mr  McKillop and Mr. Amiable, both members  of "the  school  board,   say  they will  not   be   candidates   for   re-election.    It   is  generally admi'ted that the present board  of   school   trustees   have   performed   their  duties   well,   and   there  would   be  no   opposition   to,-their   re-election.     But   "men  cannot; be compelled to serve in such positions;   yet,   at   the.same  time  Mr.   McKillop   and   Mr.   Annable   would  both   be  most acceptable to the people, and a little  coaxing   might   induce   them   to   stick   to  the job  for another term.  *������#*# #-^-#^ *#-#���#-#-#���#%��� -#*���* "���# *#%"#^^-#*#^^#*#^.^."#*#%^^^  *#  ���*��  U/e U/isr; '/Ml Our prieipds apd Customers  f\ fiappy ai?d  Prosperous fiew Year  VINE & CO  living in a pure mountain atmosphere help-  to develop him and his muscles became  like iron. Munroe is of a rather quiet  nature and during the time he resided at  Wallace only a few knew that he was a  scientific boxer. He was a member of the  Wallace football team which defeated the  Spokane team so badly ��� two years ago  and: is considered one of the best football  players and coach on the Pacific coast.  While here he received a number of invitations to join the teams of some of the  leading universities. He was at one time  a member of the Reliance football team  of San Francisco, which was the strongest  team on the Pacific coast.  w&kmmmmmmmmm  Silver King Hotel  BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  Under Old Management.  RATES $1.-00 A DAY.  The Dining room Is unsurpassed and the  bedrooms are the best in Nelson. The  bar is stocked with good wines and liquors  and cigars.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ud  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  tjrlng^Parjd^-no/foiie'tgwas ���put to great" In-  !^conveniencej;-aTlie .management found out  Knn��,*a*i,i^si'*^ri<i'ff-.-i.^7ti���^-tney ,had .tne  . -.���^w ���.^wjjv,,j_vifu,^��i>ielr' friends are not  ! th*^meiV{*^hO>Tpro'fessed friendship at by-  Jla-tv^eleetion^^^IjaJeople,1 "even tramway  *mamfgers7<?Jlearn? lessons' In time.  J'S't,  ���"W#%-^3_'"^*.-'-*   3     '<  X Thomas Cunnlnghaingof Vancouver, pro-  vlndaIf_fruIt*^tree^'ilnspiBctor,is   in   Nelson  ^^djn_r^a4few-.aj*tyV^-jvItI_l��r-5latIves    Few  Tneri*" In^th^-Drbyince"^^ better fitted to  JJJl*Lth"e po>s(|lpn,--a1(*'M-^"punnlngham is an  >/'*'>V*',<- TNelson with a handsome suit of clothes,*  *��*  . and jstHU haVe  a  few  suits  left for  the  ,  *r    *^^boys^"of~ "Rossland   and   Slocan   City "and.  T/^^ui-^KAAOj.a.hQ^Bilot Bay' "��� , - .V  ��       i **jjt__trtrt_r11*     "y1^*!, (jlTC1,  <>*     1TL ' *j ** t   J\  -*?_?_' ^**^^n^S^J^^n^ihotel has beenireopened  *-*������ under^fhe (fyis1 management, and, the fbra  " "mer pafrppisAqtt the ho_i6e are all extended*!  a -r>nr/11oT^lrf-l-'_��i!!h-,**S?/��*��_*..n-   an(j   mjjfce?"  Nelson  "BOXING DAY" IN ENGLAND.  London, Dec. 26.���Shops and stores  everywhere were closed today and the  masses of the population celebrated "Boxing; Day" in the good, old-fashioned; way.  The day following Christmas continues to  be the day of real celebration for the English masses, despite the assertions from  some quarters that the custom is on the  ' wane.  With  today's superb pantomimic produ-  tlons, at the Drury Lane Theatre and the  Hippodrome,  it  can  hardly be  said  that  -)th'e"'old-,form of Christmas amusement is  losing its hold on the public taste.    Still  It_is^o_b^regarded_as^a:sign_^of_.the_tImes.  ^that there are fewer pantomlnes to be seen  in London this year, though the suburban  and provincial theaters continue the time-  honored custom.    The theaters' that continue   to  produce  pantomimes  seem   now  to, be  going  back  to    the    old-fashioned  picture   books   for  models   in   pantomime  make-up.   ln the provinces this year the  models are more like the stylo of half a  ��� century, ago  than has been the case for  "years.  ''London demands grand spectacles. In  'many respects the Hippodrome pantomime  "Dick Whittlngton," which is said to  have cost $60,000, is one of the most striking 'events of the pantomime season, one  scene alone, called "Dick AVhittlngton's  Bower," costing 125,000. "Mother Goose"  at the "Lane" la also a notable production  and fully sustains the reputation of that  famous playhouse for Christmas pantomime.  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. C  ��� ^  &  AT  ��� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������-��  | Perfume  ] Pointers  About the rankest thing on earth  Cheap  Perfume  is  ���00  .��������  -���a.  ��-."  &  \mmwmbimto\mitoito  The people appreciated our slaughter  sale of Christmas Goods and bought almost everything we had in that line,  but we still have a large stock of Drugs  and Patent Medicines which we are  offering at   cost.    You   <can, save  from-j  t  r*y\  ^#^  -^ One \housand ^l-Ildvii-ft more or^ less.^ln*^  ** NelsoiV-'.-jvere ^made happyJ? ont Christmas'-  ^*ve''aji^6^?Chrls^as day,'ai^*the _fq*wnj  person --wh"o cannot, take happiness ^ut oti  , f seeipg- ^chUdren happy S*hould have "* no.  i. hoi&jrtd'go; to:,,'-, "���     '��,     ���  > �����_      *������������*   v^      ������ _   ��       **,  *** James'Cummlngs  of  the "King's   hotel  .���Ferguson, Is back from a trip to relatives,-  ��OVho  Jive   near    Owen    Sound     Ontario  ^Wh^n j-InVWInnipeg he was the guest of  Fjod,Richardson of the Gait hotel ,Both  these boys,got their business training in.-  Nelsoi*..!.    ' 0. v *  ���-.   &"* s, "~"*    *" ^  " T^c-tMunway cgmp-fiiy had some dlffl  ^cylts., dwlnif^to the heavy'fall of snow.  ���t      <������*      "    ~  i "    ��� ���"   ���*  *"* ""�� i  i J;,t5*-k^gpi*-tiie street -cais running regularly j i  *u*thls?Wee_L '.Sut the management was un- I i  * ��K -J * *"       L  ^he^Trlbune^waV-remembered on .Christmas bj^<Fred ^Burn^ofr^renle"Vwith a tur-  ^eyv,^byJThomasV3Vjfidde^o_^Nelsoii with a  '���bottlfe^ pf*, cognac, Jby^*John,i;c.^Thelin of  Ifelso^'iwlth^a bo-jj^pf rcfgars,"'-and_by- a  friendships offering: frW"* E.^F. Clarke,  M P ," of Toronto"*. May they 'and' their  wives' and their children'' live "Xorever.  Jphn Regan, superintendenfpf the Last  tChance mlne_at Sandon, Is at^the'Hume,  Mr\Regan is*& practical mining-man'and  ha? been at the Last Chance fipm^tlie day  work^was flrst commenced He iafof opinion that the silver-lead j-nlne1* of Kootenay  will not get the best,that is in -them until either their owners erect a refinery and  Qorrodlng works, or lt is undertaken"by the  government rv> " "���  *        -'  ���"Holiday sajes at Nelson may have been .  larger in jean* agone, but it Is safe to'say \  that our merchants   generally, made more  clean money this year during the holidays  than e\er before    One leason for this is  that they did not make  large outlays ln  purchasing   goods,   but   sold   from   their  usual, stocks     These   stocks   were   large  A   COMING   PUGILIST.  The   other   night   at   Butte,   Montana,  'champion pugilist Jeffries ran up against  a miner named Jack Munroe and got licked,   figuratively   speaking.      Jeffries    and  Fitzsimmons are touring the country giving exhibitions, and one of their features  is a purse of $150, tor the man who can  stand up before Jeffries for four rounds.  Munroe not only stood up the four rounds,  but, had decidedly the best of it, and was  given the decision- by the referee.  ���'Munroe had been up to about a month  ago   a   resident   of   Wallace,   Idaho,   for  : two.years,   and  the   news  of  his  victory  there   was   received   by   those   who   know  .him -with a great deal of pleasure.   There  Is talk among some of the Coeur d'Alene  Boys that they are willing to make a purse  up of $1,000 along with the Butte sporting  men to provide means for Munroe so that  he.'can:go into training to meet all comers.  The people at Wallace are anxious that he  should met Shai key, and later, if successful  with  Sharkey,   fight  with Jeffries  for  the   championship.     AVhile   in   the   Coeur  d'Alenes: Munroe  was    employed    at  the  Hecla,mine.    During the summer he left  for  British   Columbia,   returning  to  Wallace to* vote at the last election.   A short  time after the election he left for Butte,  where he has resided since.   Munroe was  considered to be one of the best built men  in the Coeur d'Alenes.   His occupation and  In the language of the Bard of  Avon, "It smells rank unto  heaven." Come hero and get good  perfume and sachets. Wo do  not carry any other kinds. All  our odors are choice and select.  The "freaks" are left for others,  if they want them. We call.special attention  lo our new Perfume  LORNA  (Wild flowers of Exmoor)  Regular price 7fic per ounce, Holiday Price, 8 oz.  bottle, $3.50.  t   20 to  10.  goods  40  from  per   cent,  by   buying   these  us.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO  \\  Canada Drug & Book  Company- Limited  NELSON.  Having decided to give up the retail department of our drug trade, from the  30th of November, we will do nothing but  a cash business. We would ask our customers owing* accounts, to kindly settle  these up at an early date. AV. F. Teetzel  & Co.  Corner Baker and Josephine Streets, NELSON.  v  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that at the next  session of the Legislative Assembly of  British Columbia, application will be made  by the Vernon & Nelson Telephone Company, for an Act to amend its Act of Incorporation authorizing the Company,  among other things, to divide its share  capital into Ordinary and Preferred Shares;  to increase its borrowing powers; to purchase, lease, take over, or otherwise acquire the property, franchises, rights, and  powers of any other Company having similar objects to the said Company; and to  extend its operations to all parts of the  Province.  DOUGLAS   CREIGHTON,  Secretary of the Company.  5 Per Cent Gold Bonds  A Good Investment For  Prudent People  The  economical  buyers  admit  that  Ave  per   cent   gold   bonds   are   not  .in   it   in  values   when   compared   with   the   saving  made  by purchasing goods  from  the  un-  ' dersigned.  Another  shipment  of  Silver  Spoon   Tea  received.  Wjorrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phone 134 Tremont Block,  Baker St.  We Extend the Compliments of the  Season to One and AH,  Even to Nelson's only poet, David Mark Carley.  J. A, IRVING & CO.  HOUSTON   BLOCK,   NELSON  a Year  -��9t-  :������ ���: **���' jvi ii-i 'Jfcat-SL^wr.  '���^M.ii:_tr*tJ-*?t-iai'-:1atf.'W;w_^'.iiixT:.  ���. *3_*.��ir'5-*r-i>'.';


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