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 --*���: _,:_-->*_.-*-.>'[* ��./���:.-���-, _-���**���-(���_���  i��pQii��*$j||^^  Satwrday  Mcnrttirig, iFeforimry 14, 1903  THE CROW'S NEST STRIKE.  The miners and the management of  of the Crow's Nest Coal Company are  again at loggerheads.   The conflict between these two   forces seems to  be  irrepressible.   On the one side are men  who^yant freedom   of action; cm  the  other sideare men who want to mine coal  and make coke, and at the same time  they want to own the men who do the  work.   The    miners    want   so   much  money for the work they perform, and  want to be free agents when  not at  work; they   want  to   own their own  homes and be able to sell their'holdinga  as freely as men in other callings are  allowed   to; they   want   to  purchase  what they eat  and  wear where tliey  please and when  they   please.   Thev  do not want to   be peons.   The coal  mine management, for some unexplain-  able reason,  want to have strings on  every man in their company's employ.  They want to dictate who shall work,  where the work is to be done, when the  work is to be done, how the work is to  be done, the amount to-be paid for the  work done, and the hours in  which the  work shall  be done; and, in addition,  want to dictate ho.w the workers shall  live, where-they shall live, and what  they -hall live on.   Tbe self-respecting  men who\work in metalliferous mines  would not for a day stand any .such impositions, and that coal miners "do-in  every section of the world'where coal is  mined is inexplainable...   The Tribune  .lias no inside  information from  either-  'the mine management or the miners.  Themine management ownsVthe Daily  News of Nelson, and their side'of the  case is   plausibly   presented    by that  newspaper.    Since the"Western Federation of-Miriers passed into the control  of   class-conscious Socialists,' The Tribune has been unable to get any information from its "executive officers on  questions   affecting   members  of,the  organization. - If, the  "differences^ between the Crow's Nest 'Coal--Company  .and  its   employees -affected- only the  company and the-employees,  the ��en-  .eral public would,"not  he* greatly  concerned ;   but these   differences   affect  every camp, ham.let, town; and citv in  .-,---_-. _1_^�� ��_-_r ..T__ __--.___-._���.i~���_-^^i_T_r_irr*_*"> __,���_._       ���  people from getting their  ^AS NOT SMOOTH SAILING  keep other  capital.  From independent sources The Tribune learns there is little truth in the  report that the Pacific division is to be  extended eastward to Moose Jaw  AssfTiiboia. The matter has been  casually mentioned at Monti eal, just as  many other matters have been, but  nothing definite has been done. Last  year the'company appropriated $250,000  for work in this part of Kootenay, all of  which has not yet been spent. This  year $300,000 were asked for.  --���*.  r?southe?i8tern/Bfit-sh-:Cplumbia ."that* is  dependence ou^he^.-ihh-ig ^i'ri^aatry^  ; Wi_hout"coalcand-coke7'ther smelters at  Nelson, Trail', Northpqrtf-Grand Fprks,  ���Greenwood^and-Boundaryv. Falls caiV;  not be. operated.-if the smelters are  >'. corripellecTto close, down, from' lack of  coal-and-col-e,''the-'*rmnes -that supply  themwith.ore willeitherTreduce their,  "working-forces or suspend-operations  altogether, for nojie-of them have facili-  lies for storing large quantities* of ore.  But the people of southeastern British  Columbia" are patient,-and if they^ have'  "patience "strikes   between - pig-headed  -mine manager's and bull-headed mine  workers will be made.impossible. In the  "meantime, be  philosophical,  and take  the bad with the^ good, even if the pro.  portions are not to your liking.  , From independent sources, The Tribune learjus'that much of the trouble at  Fernie and Michel-is dueto^the methods  - adop'te-r-by the coal company's management... It is said .the company has  bribed officers of* the union to act" as  the-company's spies, and the knowledge  of this fact has so incensed ..the miners  that some of their demands may appear  unreasonable.  /&%���- ���  "SH0RSTO BE ENLARGED.  "���-*.  ^^'^.^Gene^i^Superiritendent Marpole of  ���^���*^the^JBacifici_divi8ion--of_the_Canftdian,  - " /.Pacific,,accompanied-by.captain J. W.'  Troup, manager of the Canadian Pacific  Navigation Company, and John And-  . revv Mara and J. Ogden Grahame, arrived at Nelson on Thursday night.  Mr. .Marpole is taking a look over the  Kootenay branches of his division.  Asked as to what the company intended to do in this part of Kootenay  this year, Mr. Marpole.said he had left  Montreal hurriedly-arid before definite  arrangements had been made. M r. Cam-  bie,'the chief engineer of the Pacific division, remained in Montreal to attend to  the details. The shops at Nelson, Mr.  Marpole said ��� would have to be enlarged  at once, as-^the district" had how 30  engines and 35.train'_crews. His-chief  business while here would be to arrange  for this 'enlargement/ vToday the party  will go to the Boundary. While not  making a positive statement, he intimated that if the trouble between the  Crow's Nest Coal Company and its employees was not settled- at once the  O. P. R. would.endeavor to bring in  - supplies of coal and coke from the  coast.  Captain Troup-had not been at' Nelson since leaving here tp manage the  C.P.N. Company, whose head oflice is  in Victoria. The captain looks natural  and was a trifle surprised to see snow  piled up on the streets. v  Mr. Mara and Mr- Grahame are capitalists, and have no troubles except to  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT.  The Queen's notel at Nelson maintains  its reputation as second to no hotel in  Kootenay/  The Tremont hotel office and barroom have been changed, and the Tremont is now one cf the best arranged  hotels at Nelson. ,  John Houston, M.P.P., received word  yesterday afternoon that th" legislative  assembly of British Columbia would  meet on Thursday, March 12th.  The Madden house at Nelson is doing  a splendid business. It is headquarters  for mining men from the Bird and  Forty-nine creek gold districts.  - The fire department of Nelson has a  brand new bell from a New York  manufacturer. It was ^ordered through  Jacob Dover, Nelson's pioneer manufacturing jeweler.  Macpherson's majority over Folev in  Burrard is reported at 97, with/the  polling places on the Naas and Skeena  rivers to hear from. Atlin gave Foley  39 majority.  David MacBeth of Nelson writes from  Cloverdale that he has 2)4 miles of  grading on the Great Northern-branch  that is to connect Cloverdale with Port  Guichon, a road that is to be in opera-"  tion by .the middle o�� May'. "At Port  Guichon-connection isjtobe made withf  Victoria bv steamer.        _ --   -���*���  - " -   * _ - * *���  .W^iam'Tfiompson.-latesuperintend-  ent   Of   the_~T,P   T-niKf*.      9.    nmriMpv'c  ���fi  mines at-Rossland, has an article" in  ,^e���Mining-Record>6f-:-^ictorJa- show ing  the, comparative cost of operating compressor plants with steani ana elec.  tricity "at'Rossiand.' ,For..each 100,000  cubic feet, of, free-" air ..compressed by_  ..steam plant"the cost"was $1^56,-against"  $1.46 by electric plantr -:__ -   *  ^ ,  " The petition to unseat" alderman.  Morrison will come,up. for hearing orf  "Wednesday.;- The' petitioner,-captain  JohnPaterson,���is represented by W.- A.  Macdonald, K.C., R.'M.-Macdonald; and  ft. W. Hannington,' arid alderman  Morrison by S; S. Taylor,'. K.CV/ The  petitioner was required Xo put up $200  in cash' for costs. It is not known who  yrha putuip the cash. It is'probably a  jack-pot.       - , .    i_v  -  . Corporation-oVried newspapers - are  handicapped^whcn it comes to printing  news affecting the'corporations owning  the Newspapers; It js .generally - believed that the Nelson Daily News'"is  owned by the "Crow's Nest Coal Company,^ and while-"the manager of the  Daily News would like to give "all- the  news, he is compelled by force of ^circumstances to only give one side of-the  news from the Crow's Nest Coal mines  strike,  and that the" side* of manager  Tonkin oft  pany."  e- Crow's Nest Coal "Com-  A-HOCKEY-TOURNAMENTr  The hockey "match at Rossland, on  Thursday night between the- Nelson  and Grand Forks club was a good one.  The line-up was:  NELSON. " POSITION.      GRAND FORKS.  Bishop ... -- Goal --Cochrane  Archibald Point Jackson  Blackwood .-.Cover Point Mitchell  Hacker -"- Centre--------Coulson  Jeffs Rover _ Niles  Perrier . - -. - -Right Wing- - -.... - - Ewing  Thompson .--. Left Wing. -.McQueen  :.According to the Rossland Miner's re-  ,port, Bishon played a great game in  goal, and Jeffs, Thompson, Perrier,  .and Hacker did good work for the team.  The score was f> to 4'in favor of Nelson.  On Friday forenoon Rossland played  Slocan City and beat them 9 to 2. At  4 o'clock in the..afternoon Nelson and  Sandon commenced playing, but as  The Tribune is now a one-horse .weekly  printed a page at a time, the result of  the game cannot.be given in this issue.  The winner of the Nelson-Sandon game  and Rossland were to play last night  for the championship cup, which Nelson  has won two years in succession and  which if won again -will, be their  property.  John F. Stevens, chief engineer and  general manager of the Great Northern  railway, has resigned, owing, it. is said,  to a quarrel with ''Jim" Hill.-  The shareholders of the Imperial  Development Syndicate held their annual meeting at Nelson in the* board of  trade rooms, on Tuesday. About 50 of  the shareholders were present in person.  The syndicate was organized about two  yeais ago and 144 shares have been  subscribed for. The shares are of the  par value of $1,000, on which $600 have  been paid on call. The objects of the  syndicate are the purchase and development for sale of mining properties.  One of the syndicate's properties is the  Eva mine, in the Lardeau district, a  property, that has been bonded-to the  Calumets B. C. Gold Mines, Limited;  the terms of the bond being $175,000 in  cash andv$50,000 in shares of the purchasing company.. Of the cash, $21,750  have been paid, $20,000aredue in March,  $51,500 in June, $51,500 in September,  and $30,250 in December Out of the  $21,750 a $50-a-share dividend has been  paid the shareholders, the remainder is  jri-thejbank orvhasbeen used in paying  he ciment expenses of the^ syndicate.  While evenythhVg-that liappened  at  the meeting appeared" smooth sailing,  as reported in the Nelson .Daily News, j  it seems that such  was"*not the case.)  The shareholders are divided into three  factions.    One faction is known as the  "Beer crowd," the "other- is known as  the  "Insurgents,"-:   and    the   third is  'made- up ot1 shareholders who are indifferent as to what either of the other  two factions do. -This third faction was  represented at the ^meeting solely by  proxy. .   ;  l>r. E. C. Arthur was nominated to  the chair, and the minutes of the last  annual meeting were read and on motion  adopted. The reports of the manager,  and directors were'read, but the reports  did not please the''"Insurgents.''' 'One  of the "Insurgents" wanted to know'if a  majority of the directors of the Imperial Development Syndicate "were not  also directors of the. Calumet &-B."C.  Gold Mines,**- Limited,, and he "was  answered- in-J the affirmative. -This  answer L.d him" "to,- remark_jthat~ he'  did^ not approve -of .men buying some-  -���^U^�����yojaj_.J_b.g_nSelves _J___ai���Jta-Wyrnr  ���tliey might noCprot/ect theinte rests', of  *fiheVsel 1 e'rsT *-"-*& Arlo tlijer^***'InsTirgeriV!_  wanted to know what/the'Iuture -policy  oil-he syndicate was to'be, and he" was,  informed that.its future policy was, on  theJEvapayments being -made,, to refund tp -the* shareholders the- money  they had paid oircall-anrl keep'the're-  mainder. for futurevtoperations of- the  syndicate. ' This announcerrient'did not  snit-the "Insurgents." The "Insurg-  ents'^want the money derived from the  Eva^ale to be-distributed among the  shareholders aa^soori as it is paid; that  they do not want the-mdney tied up in  a bank*to bVused as the "directors see  fit. "'"-.--.. "- .-���' ���-" -  ' The "Insurgents" appeared to be very  sore over the-way the. "Beer crowd"  manipulates the syndicate's businees,  but as the "Beer crowd" Were in the  majority at the Mieeting__Jbhe^?'Insurg-  ents"-had to take, their medicine".* All  the votes were, by show of/hands, so it  is not possible to-give the "relative  'strength of the parties by shares. The  old-board of directors were re-elected,  namely: George Gillies," of Toronto;  A. H'. Gracey, W. W. Beer, "Dr. E. C.  -Arthur, H/Bird, P. Lamont, J. -Laing  Stocks,-A. X. McCilloch, W. P.sTierney i-and,captaili T.-.J. Duncan, all of  Nelson.-- After ward s the directors met  and -elected^ the~ following .named as  officers: George Gillies, president; Dr.  7t_rOr"Arthirrr first-vice-president; W.  W. Beer, second vice-president; H.Bird,  treasurer; A: H. Gracey, secretary and  managing director.  As the meeting was about to adjourn,  one of the '/Insurgents" wanted to  know if it was the intention to have  Ihe annual report of the affairs of the  syndicate printed for distribution  among the shareholders. The "Beer  crowd"' hadn't thought of it; but on  the motion to do so being formally  moved and seconded it was so ordered.  The shares of the syndicate are quoted at $850 in Nelson arid 7 are probably  readily saleable at from $750. to $800.  25 on Wednesday. It was an issue in  the last state election and the people  favored it by a large majority; but the  railways were too strong for the people  when it came to manipulating the men  whom Ihe people elected to represent  them in the legislature.  IS A POLITICAL SCHEME.  THE NEWS OFTHE WEEK.  George Turner, "of Spokane, whose  term as United States; senator for ..the  state of Washington,expires on March  4th, has been appointed by president  Roosevelt a member of the 'Alaska  boundary commission. He is reckoned  an able man.  The West Yale election takes place  on the 26th instant; Candidate Semlin  is assisted in his campaigning by John,  Oliver, Richard McBride, and captain  Tatlow," all of whom are Ivi.P.P's. Provincial secretary, Mclnnes is helping  candidate Sanson.  - A bill creating-a railway commission  for the state of Washington was defeated in the state senate by a vote of 17 to  It is said British   Columbia   needs  a mining association because California  needed one in  1890,   but no one   has  given the reasons why California needed  a mining association  in  1890.     In  California hydraulic mining was an industry, but an industry that was interfering with another industry.   The industry that was being interfered with  was fruit raising and farming in the  Sacramento valley.     The debris from  the hydraulic mines was flooding and  ruining farms and orchards, and  the  farmers and orchardists appealed to the  state legislature for protection, and  it  was given them.   The protection given  stopped   hydraulic  mining.   The   men  interested  in   hydraulic   mining tried  various methods lo resume operations,  but most of them were failures. Finally  a mining association  was formed,  and  an appeal was made to congress to pass  remedial -legislation.     The   legislation  was secured and the difficulties between  th<* hydraulic^ miners and  the farmers  and orchardists were adjusted.  In British Columbia there are no such conditions   as existed " in   California.     The  debris   fvom   the   hydraulic   mines in  Cariboo Is not injuring the farms,and  orchards of the   lower Fraser   valley:  The organization of a Provincial Mining  Association   at   the   present   time in  British Columbia is a political scheme.  Its chief promoters are politicians, and  one of them is the writer of the follow--  ing~letter:        * ' ~"',  Victoria,-Febfiary 9th,4903. '  The Editor Nelson Tribune ���Sir:  My attention has'been "drawn to an  article in your issue of the 31st ultimo,  in which you attackHhe personnel of  the executive conirifittee of the pro__  posed 'Trovincial-^imi��g~Ass^cTaUon  _>��-BrTiu6.h-^Ccnumbiai'_' "Now, sir,~ryou  must'know that every-movement" of  thislkihd-has-tOxCdmmence**-somew.hereiI  arid-iris nbtfair "at:su"cira-n7re*ariy;-tlate  to start in to slate' -the . men who .have  given up considerable time and money  in.orderT to help towards 'making the  convention called' for"4he 25th�� of this  <nfonth asiiccessV Speaking for myself,  I fail to see why you should attack me  as you"have done. -"Itlp true, I'was an*  "unsuccessful ..candidate in 1100,** but I  wasjar.from being-snowed under,"and,"  a8~armatter of fact, I,beat ,the Martin  Candidate sixteen-times over. Again,  your statement that I made the "repeal  of the 8-hpur law and the employment  of cheap (Japanese) labor one of the  planks of *my platform is absolutely  false, as can be shown by the fact that  a large majority of the miners of West  Lillooetvofeed for me. You,say I have  some mining" property in Lillooet; for  your in formation" I- beg^ to say" I have  also some very valuable property in the  Slocan, and I have -invested a good  many ttfousands of dollars in Atlin,  whore I have-been operating for the  past four years, giving employment at  times" to- as many - as seventy* men,  whose average daily wage exceeded five  dollars. I may"not be a practical miner  from your stand point/but all the money  I have invested in this province is in  the mining industry, and if I can do  anything to forward my interests then  I_will���have._done_something_for__the  general good of the community. An  invitation has been-sent to your Mr.  Houston requesting him to attend the  convention, and 1 hope he will accept  same, when perhaps he may learn that  the efforts of the provisional committee  are worthy of his appreciation. By inserting above in your next issue, you  will confer a favor on yours truly.  Robekt B. Skinner.  BALANCE IN J)UR FAVOR.  " From returns at the Nelson custom  hou_e, business .was fairly good for the  month of January. One thing is apparent, that is, that the people of Kootenay are exporting more than they import.   The figures are as.follows:  ������'���     -��� EXPORTS.   V  Goal ---- ------  Coke-----------:-  Ores - - -------------  Gold bullion.-....;. - -"-  Animals and produce  M an uf actures -------  Total  Dutiable ---  Free   Total ---.  Duty collected--  IMPORTS.  Value.  .- $24,36fi 00  ...    13,618 00!  -.27,425 00;  ._-    25,707 00'  ...  ��� -������������..80 00.  ..     3,126 00  ... $ 4,325 00  ... $25,063 00  ... 11,523 00  ... $36,586 00  ... $8,413 22  HOW dUIGLEYWAS KILLED  "Jimmie" Quigley, who for three .  years has been running out of Nelson  as a brakeman on the Canadian Pacific  branches, met his death on Tuesday  evening as the result of an accident  happening to him at Winlaw's Siding  on the Slocan branch, about 18 miles  from the Junction.  Winlaw's Sidingisaflagstationand the  train does not stop there unless there  are passengers to get on or off, or cars  to switch. On the return trip to Nelson  the train is due there a few minutes to  2 o'clock. To the north of the siding  there is quite a grade and as the'train  swept down on the siding on Tuesday it  was travelling at a pretty fast gait.  There   was  a  couple  of passengers  waiting to board the train at the siding  and   as it   happened   they   were  the  only witnesses of the accident which'  cost Quigley his life.    ,4Jimmie" was  riding in" the cab of the engine, and as  the train swept into the siding he made  a jump from the cab steps on  to that  portion of the station  platform from  which~the   snow   had   been cleared. '  This cleared space was several feet in  length but either'-a thin skin of snow  had   been  left on the^planks, or there "  had been a slight fall of snow after, for  planks  were  covered splotches of ice-  made footing very insecure.   The ^con-   -  ditiori of the "platform coupled with* the  momentum given  to his body by-the   -  speed,of the train caused Quigley to  lose his balance when he alighted on    -  the?platform, he skated over the cleared ,,*  portion of the platfornruntil he brought    -  up against the bank of   snow   which '  formed one of the   boundaries of the:  cleared portion.   This he struck about,   .  on a line with the siding .platform, and v  in an instant he rolled-down  upon the  _  rail.   He struck the" rail between the   _  two trucks of a"freight car. .-When the    -:  wheel came in contact with the body it ''-  did not pass over it, but in some "u'nac-..i  countable manner the body was whirled -;- H  in front "of the-wheel^for-a-distanceof    ^  several yards.i\Th��?n_a8 the wheels went  ?'  ovci^tneT^gs^QuigleyT^waB thrown fairly    _  between .the railsT^- He 'got-upori his ���_  knees, then threw himself iipon his facer-A  ���to.avoid being struck;by;the^gear ofrthe^  L.I.-k'.v**      ' ���*    ���" '"���i ���-"'*;, t    "        i?"".        V_.iS-_��.**.i_-*,<<V  -��Sir_*-P_t-isij-g'-over_him'.���_JEi'Om4_the. ���first'**-,  it appeared that the.- victim _ of the ���  accident knew 'what was' happening,'  and was making a"very game-fight .to*  save-himself.-* -���"., '      " '-'"  :,. Th entrain was hrought to a- standstill*  before any of the crew knew that Quig-"  ley had met with a,mishap. Conductor  Bradshaw was the-first to be. informed  that his brakeman was under the.train.  He did not lose a second in getting him  out. When he was first found Quigley  was dazed. "A mattress ...was speedily  produced and he;was placed in the baggage car. By this time he.was fully conscious of everything save" the -nature'  and extent or .-his. injuries, and conversed freely with conductQrJBradshaw,  who set about the task of doing all that  lay in his power to stop the~flow of  blood. -    -  His injuries were frightful in their  extent. The right leg from the knee  down was nothing but a mass of  shredded flesh and -splintered bone.  The right shoulder was dislocated and  the arm broken in a couple of places.  The left-leg was also all but severed between the knee and foot, and in addition to these-there were'a number of  cuts and bruises about the face and  head. Throughout the journey to Nelson the only complaint that the victim  made was that his.feet were. cbld. At  the-Junction-Bradshaw-received-orders-  to,make such time as he could, and he  brought his train in to Nelson fifteen  minutes ahead of its schedule. Doctors  Hall and Rose were at the depot to receive Quigley, and he was moved with  the least possible delay to the Home  hospital. From the Junction in, however, he had been gradually sinking,  and a short time after his being received in the hospital death ensued.  The doctors who were in attendance  upon the case say death was due to  shock. The bandages applied by conductor Bradshaw were efficient, but the  shock was more than the victim could  stand. In this respect it was merciful,  as, in the opinion of the doctors, the  victim did not suffer anything like the  pain which the nature of his injuries  would lead one to suppose. In their  opinion, while the shock did not entirely remove consciousness, there was  very little feeling in ihe lower portion  of Quigley's body after he was taken  from'under the train.   " .-  The body .was shipped to Cochrane,  Alberta, for burial, at which point the  parents   of   the   deceased   reside,   his  father being section foreman for the"  C.P.Pv. at that place.  A bill making eight hours a legal  day's work in Idaho mines was defeated  in the state legislature, although the  people had approved it by a large majority at the last state election.  1*7-   i*"*"-*   I The   Nelson   Tritmtte.  BANK OF MONTREAL  Established 1817.  Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST -     8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS..- .     -165,856.00  Head   Office,   2V1 ont real  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Koyal, G.C.M.G., President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. ClouSton, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  A. H. Buchanan/Manager.  IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA  CAPITAL (Authorized) $4,000,000  CAPITAL (Paid Up)  2,868,5 32  REST----------  2,438,595  HEAD OPPICE:  Toronto, Ontario.  Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  T. E. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager.   . W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  Nelson Branch���A Qeneral Banking Business Transacted.  Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all parts of Canada,  United States and tin.ope.  Special attention given to collections.  J.   M.  LAY.  .     MANAGER.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  WITH  WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE  BANK   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  i��m&^����:��:?* IffiZ Headjffice: TORONTO  'Aggregate Resources i.vor.__r___ 72,000,000 <$  \>-  HON. GEO. A. COX, President.  K E. WALTER, General Manager.  r  NELSON  SAVINGS   BANK .DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received and interest allowed.  BRANCH..      .  %  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE, Manager.  THe Nelson Trttoune  ������* <  -    Fonnded in 1892. - 7 -     "  ��� -. * *  -.; -The Tribune Company, Limited, Props.  Editorial and Business Office,  ���    Room o, Madden.Block.  "*-*>V,7  i-^*>  r  I*    *** tuf  s  ,' --The Nei_30n Tribune is served, by carrier to  subscribers in Nelson or sent 1>y. mail to any  .���address in Canada or.the United States for $1.00  a year;  price* to Great Britain, postage paid,  -$1.50.    No subscription taken for less.than a  1   year.     - "'  ��� JOHN HOUSTON, Editor.    ,  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903  Were the press of British Columbia  free from the taint of subserviency, less  would be heard of the ."deplorable con-  .tions'' said  to exist in  the province.  Colorado is a state in which , in in ing is  the leading industry,  much  as it is  in  this province.    Yet* the press of that  state is not advertising the ^deplorable  conditions'' that must exist, if the price  of  mining ,-stocks. indicate   anything.  Colorado Springs has one of the most  active stock exchanges   in   the state.  On January 24th last  the shares in  36  Ooloi ado���mining���companies were  q noted. All the shares were of-the par  value of $1, and_out of the 36 only two  were quoted as selling above par. The  prices of the 36 were as follows:  against  a  par value" of $1; %vhile ,the  average of the British Columbia shares  .02^  .65  .22  .05  .08%  .05  m%  .05   .  .04  .02  .29  .05)��  .03%  .04  .05#  .03  .10  .08  .12  .19  .56%  .63%  .04%  .10  .40  .71  .11  .03  .04>��  .02  $1.71  -02-^  ���05K  ���07K  m%  ���$1.05  was 26 cents, as against a par value of  $1.- But the press of Colorado is not  controlled by_^a job-lot-of pessimistic  mine maWgers, aud is not continually  howling^ibout the mining laws of the  state. -If the press of British Columbia  would* only take' a tumble" and " quit  printing interviews with misfit -linine  -managers and editorials written by  men who do not take time to do their  own'thinking, British Columbia would  be the gainer.  ~ Tlie Grand Porks--News-Gazette of  Saturday- says "mining legislation in  British Columbia has been in a chaotic  and unsatisfactory condition up lo  date."- In the same issue the News-  Gazette states that five of the igost prominent men interested in copper mining and handling metallic . copper in  New York and Boston 'have purchased-  large interests in the Granby company,  which has its smelter at Grand Forks  and its mines at Phoenix, and that the  company expects to pay dividends of a  respectablelsize on its ^sueTl^'a^ital of  The management of the Trail smelter  is not at all satisfactory to the management of the   newspaper   end   of the  Center   Star and   War Eagle mining  combination.    The   Center   Star and  War Eagle mines newspaper says "the  Trail"smelter manager's policy is seriously   hampering the developement of  the  mining and _ smelting industry of  this district"���presumably   the Rossland district.   The largest, shipper (the  Le Roi) in the Rossland district ships  its ore to its own smelter at Northport,  Washington, and   an   adjacent   mine  (Le Roi No. 2 company) also ships to.the  Northport smelter; so the only shippers  of any account left in    the   Rossland  district are the Center Star and  War  Eagle mines.   It is just possible the  manager of the Trail smelter knows his  business fully as well as does the manager of these two mines.    W.JH. Al-  dridge   is   the   manager  of   the Trail  smelter,  and there are few   smelting  plants   anywhere   more   complete   to  handle custom   ore, and none where  there has been less friction between the  management and the men who do the  work.   The Trail smelter is an industry  in which a deal of money has been invested,   not   a   dollar   of   which   was**  secured through listing shares on stock  exchanges.    Can  as  much  be said   of  I the Center Staf and War Eagle mines?  .The men who put their money in the  Trail-smelter are entitled to a fair  return on their money, and they look  to Mr. Aid ridge foi that return. It is  well known that the return, as yet, has  not been excessive, aud if it has not  been excessive, the bushwhacking policy  of the Center Star and War Eagie  newspaper management will not mislead fairminded men into believing  that Mr. Aldridge's policy "is seiiously  hampering, the    development   of   tlie  .mining and smelting industry" ot the  Rossland district.  The members of the city council of  Nelson are taking lessons in points of  order. By the time they will have  learned their lessons their successors  will be ready to conduct the business  affairs of the city.  The "Young Conservative Association of Nelson" died a-borning. Mid-  wives only were present.  On January 26th shares in the following named British Columbia mining  companies were sold at the   Toronto  Stock Exchange:    .-���.'...:..  , .���.'���'.- ' .-. Par  ..Value  Cariboo (CampMcKinney) $1.00  Cariboo (Hydraulic)----.. 1.00  Centre Star.  1.00  Fairview .. 1.00  Giant ..-- - - - -"- - -��� ��� --���--���_'.'. 1.00  North Star...  1.00  Payne  1.00  Rambler-Cariboo -----.-- 1.00  St. Eugene -----.------ 1.00  War Eagle Consolidated - 1.00  While none of the British Columbia  shares were1 above par, the average  price was higher than the average price  of the. Colorado shares.   The average  Selling  Price.  .76  .36^  ���.0'5^  .03%  .15  .13  .37  .34  $13,500,000. , Now, New York and ,J3os  ton copper men, like those who have  bought in the Granby company, are not  making investments in any country-  whose mining laws are in "a chaotic  and unsatisfactory condition." As a  matter of fact, the mining laws of British Columbia a.re admitted to be* most  liberal in their provisions; but those  who have failed in their" mining ventures must lay the blame on something  other than the real''reason, and the  blame of every failure is saddled on  mining legislation; and to its 'discredit, the press of the province has,  been only too anxious to act as the  mouthpiece of the men responsible 'for  these failures. '"/  Since ex-alderman'H. B. Thomson of  Nelson became manager of Turner, Beeton ���& Co.,  Limited,, of Victoria,   that  company does not handle Chinese-ana-ie  ~clothing7-iikc^'ovoi-a.u___tt-id-snrrt"s7���BTTt^'  instead, operates .a 'factory  which em-*  ploys only white litloor.   The~coiii"pany  started with 10 machines and now operates'30, and last month  secured a bis:  order from a"Dawson clothing meichant  as against such  a competitor as'Levi  Strauss  &. Co.,-the great overall  and  shirt manufacturers of-:.San Francisco,  whose goods are generally admitted-to  be, the best made on the/Pacific Coast.  The fact  that Turner," Beeton  &. Co.;  Limited, ofcVictoria1 secured  such  an  order goes-to show   that  their goods  must be wellmade'ahd of gooct" mater-  ial, for the far-north^ miners only  buy  the   best.   ��� The   company's 'brandMs  known" as the ."Big-Horn Brand," ���and  every clothing dealer in southeastern"  British Coluinbia'should keep the brand'  in stock!     Patronize home   industries  when  the industries, are  operated  by,  oeople_ whoare'demonsttating the fact  that British  Columbia can "get - along  without a servile laboring class.  The avowed object of the men  who  are behind    the   Provincial    Mining  SHERIFF'S SALE.  . _  . 0  Province of British Columbia,),  Nelson, West Hootenay.     >  To wit: ) ���'.*������"*  T>Y virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out  J-* of the Supreme Court of British Columbia,  at the suit of  JOHN MORGAN HARRIS, Plaintiff,    -  and to me directed against the goods and chattels of  MICHAEL KIRLIN and DICK ORLANDO,  Defendants,  I have seized and taken into execution all the  right, title and interest of the said defendant,  Michael Kirlin, in the mineral claim known as  and called "Mascot No. 2," situate one mile up  Tributary Ceeek, on the west end of the "Sunrise" and formerly the "Sunset," located on  the 4th day of June, A.D. 1894, and recorded  in the office of the mining recorder for the  Slocan mining division of the "West Kootenay  district, on the 5th day of June, A.D. 1894; to  recover the sum of $1,227.33 and also interest on  th'-'.suni of $87000at the rate of 5 per centum  per annum from the 14th day of April, 1802,  and also interest onvthe sum of $353.83 at the  rate of 5 per centum per annum from the 12th  day of Jamiar. , 1903, until payment, besides  .sheriff's poundage, otlicer's fees,'and all other  legal incidental expense; all of which I shall  expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy  said judgment debt and costs, at my office, next  to the Court House, in the City of Nelson, B.C.,  on Thursday, the 26th day of February, A.D.  1903, at the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  NOTE. ���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the said  defendant, Michael Kirlin.  Dated at Nelson, BC, 5th February, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  ������*����� A   -A.   ^   A_   -__   ___   ^   A   -4.   .-_   A.  B LAN K  \  for* the  New Year*.  :. :'ivV'.'  DRINK  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains.five  grains of lithia carbonate.  VERY -DAY .SALE DAY.  OUR SPECIAL BARGAIN COUNTER     v '  '_ Not rnany business people^but  have one or two new. Blank Books  at the opening of the year.  It may be a full set of books; it  may be a new cash book^ or only  a 5c. memorandum.  -������.*<  1  1  We HaveThemAH  We buy direct from the maker.  That saves the middlemen's profit. We give you the advantage  of that saving.  We Sell  Office  and Pocket  Diaries Too.  Canada Drug & Book  \  Company, Limited \  NELSON  QUEEN'S....  HOTEL  Baker Street;  NELSON.    .  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated with Hot Air. . . .  9��  "_ lb..Tea./..;   3 ibs. Butter ."_ __.-._-_  2 cans Corn, Peas or Beans   5 "cans Assorted Fruit 2's ..*   i sack Potatoes   i sack Flour       14 lb. box Butter. .--__._  Tib. Coffee    _���_    3 cans Milk ------- -   3 cans Halibut  Z...  3"bottles Ketchup    ���   3 bottles Pickles :   for $2.50  '    c    --  ...  for $6.50  for $1:65  MORRISON & CALDWELL  Phone 134  Tremont Blk., Baker St.  ("Large. and corn fox-table. Bedrooms and  first:cTass Diniifg"Rbom."-Sample Rooms  for-Comn.ercial Men. -.  RATES $2 PEE-DAY.'* -  Mrs. E. C^CIarke' -:   - .Proprietress.  HOUSE.  European and American Plan.  MealsJ25 cts.   Rooms from'25 cts. to'?l.  " Only White Help Employed: *  the  mining  I  The Western Socialist of Vancouver  says Socialists propose a revolution in  industry and \in the character of the  government. The projected Provincial  Mining Association must, have been'  engineered by Socialists.  Incompetent mine managers and  blackmailing newspapers will .kill the  best   mining   district   in~ British   Go  of the Colorado shares was 22 cents, as  lumbia.  Association   is   to  rip  up  laws of British Columbia.    All kinds of  ripping is^to done.   The penalty clause  of the 8-hour law is to he repealed; the  steam boilers  inspection, act is* to. be  amended ; the mines signal regulations  are to be changed; the compensation to  workmen's act is to be repealed ; placer  and hydraulic ground  is  to  be crown  granted; un worked crown granted mineral claims are to be  taxed  out of existence;" and last, but not least, it is to,  be  made   possible, for  Japanese   and  Chinese to  work.in  our mines.    Notwithstanding this, men  who  have no  direct" interest in  mining  are having  themselves elected as delegates to the  : Victoria meeting of the Provincial Mining Association, which is to be held on  ;the 25th  instant, and  statements aie  ;scattered broadcas. that these men will  [influence7 mining: legislation    at   the  ;coming session of the legislative assem-  bly.'v   Was ever a province so  beset  !with ills?'  FOR SALE.  A-ClOO ACRES of tlie choicest lands in the  ^jXJKjyj Okanagan,-the garden of British Columbia. Suitable for lruit>grain or.slock raising, ingots to suit purchasers, by public auction on or about May 1st, 1903.  ���   Full particulars on application to  ,.      ~ CUIUS. B. L. LEFROY,  ...    ~ -Real Estate Agent,  Vernon, B.C.  Kootenav Wire Works Go.  ��� Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill-  "Work and other novelties. Our No. '4  Spring isthe best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  MALONE & TREGILLUS,  Baker St., Nelson." Proprietors.  Madden House  ker and VV^-jd?,  Baker and YYamstreets  r   *vljt .  5^*&����  <-*��_��� o.-�������_ n-.'zg-    C*  )i  ' **v t.  Centrally Located  Electric Lighted'."  FRONT STREET  NELSON, B.C.  FRANK    FLETCHER  Provincial Land Surveyor  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted.  P.O. Box 563      Office: Kootenay St., NELSON.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   TOURYSTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS MADDEN,  Proprietor.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ld.  REAL   ESTATE and  GENERAL  AGENTS-*  Judging, from newspaper reports, the  communities that are taking the most  interest   in   the   projected   Provincial  'Mining Association are those in  which  mining is a pastime, not'a business.-<  JOSEPHIffE ST.  NELSON.  B.C.  )���  XJELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 96, W. F. M.���  **���' Meets every) Saturday evening at 7:30  o'clock,' in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage scale  for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50;  hammersmen, $3.25; mine laborers, ?3. Thomas  Roynan, president; Frank Phillips, secretary.  Visiting brethern cordially invited.  WANTED.  A ��� LIFE INSURANCE CANVASSER FOR THE  '���fx- Nelson District. Good inducements. Apply GEO. D. SCOTT' Vancouver, B.C. _  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON ~  Under Old Management.  RATES $1.00 PER 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.   "  BARTLETT  = HOUSE  Josephine St.  NEL50N  The best ?1 per day house m Nelson.  None but white help employed.  The Bar the best.  Q. W. BARTLETT  PROPRIETOR ���-*sn  ^*> ���*>���-" *K"i:;-  The   Nelson   THtrtttte,  3  ���ST  MAN AGEMENTTHE CAUSE.  The annual meeting of the sharehold-;  ers of the company that owns the Snow-  shoe mine at Phoenix was held in London, England, a short time ago. The  chairman of the m'e'eting'was the :right  honorable the earl of Chesterfield, and,  among other things, he said at the  meeting: .  "In conclusion, I have* one word more  _to say, and that is  with   regard  to  the  position of mining in British  Columbia  generally.    lam perfectly well aware  ���it is a matter of common  notoriety���  that   owing   to    ciioumstances   which  have "occurred within  the last year or  two in  connection   with  certain companies owning mines  in  that country,  and into the details of which  it is not  necepsary  for me to enter,  the confidence of tbe British investor in  British  Columbia mines has, in a great mcaa-  ure, been shaken,  and 1 am  not surprised.    To restore that confidence,  as  far as lies in their power, is and will be  the aim and object of our  hoard.    We  are convinced that before long we shall  be able to prove to the investing public  of this country that, by honestr^-JpAici-  ons,   economical   and   sound,   management there are mining enterprises',in  the   vast regions of British  Columbia  well worthy of the attention of the investor, and further,   that  there  are  in  that country capabilities and  possibilities hitherto little realized  or appreciated, which must in timg.ro come, and  on their merits, attract the notice of the  Engl-sh capitalist."  The right honorable earl surely does  not give the right reasons for the nonpayment of dividends by" British Columbia mining companies. The reasons  he gives are not the reasons given by  the mine managers and the press controlled by the mine managers. ^The  right honorable earl says the questionable methods of certain mining companies operating in British Columbia  have shaken the confidence of the British investor in British Columbia mines.  The British Columbia mine managers  and the press controlled by them say  unwise legislation^, like-the 2 per cent  tax, and the 8-hour law,���and the com-  - pensation - to workmen-for accidental  injuries act. an I the steam* boilers inspection' act, and the mines signal  -hoisting regulations-act-;-is "solely~re*^  sponsible for shaking the confidence of  the British investor. The, Tribune is  inclined to believe that the right honorable earl has "the. situation sized up  about right. JSVhen the facts%are. fairly  presented, not one old country coin-  pan yin ten operating in British Columbia has -been well managed, and  some of them' have been little1"more  than swindles. Now, at a time when  the-, British investor is* beginning to  realize that he has been swindled, not  by unwise legislation, but by designing  company promoters and incompetent  mine-managers, the people of the pro*^  v.ince'are asked to organize an association which will be manipulated" in the  interest of these designing promoters  and incompetent mine manageis, and  which will have for its object the tearing, into shreds of laws that are the  most liberal and fair of any -mining  country  on "earth.    Mining companies  whose owners are honest can get rid of  incompetent managers in time, but  laws that are continually being tinkered  at by men influenced solely._.by Self-interest are-hard to get rid of. If there  ~arebadprovisions-in-the-mining���laws  of British Columbia, they were placed  there by men who wanted to get something to which they were -not fairly  entitled.-  THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY.  Samuel M. Jones, a Welchman by  birth, who is now mayor of Toledo,  Ohio, says: "It has often been said that  we learn the lessons of life only through  experience. "We get the theories from  our parents, our teachers, the books,  th�� echools, the colleges and the universities ; but the real education that makes  us free souls can come only from the  school of experience. From five years  of study in that school as mayor of Toledo I have gained many valuable lessons. I "have learned that there is no  ���'hurry up," " 'cross lotM?' way to reform, and no quick acting specific that  will give us good government���to use a  term that is often employed without a  full appreciation of i ts meaning. I have  learned that there is no mere trick of  politics and no improved method of  : bookkeeping that will: produce the results that all tidnking people" desire.  To boil the whole, proposition .down for  those who will riot take time to* read  my whole story to the end, let me say  that I am unalterably committed to the  belief that the way to get good government is by the slow process of building  up a nation of good people."  NOTICE  ' TS hereby given that application will be made  -*-   to the Legislative Assembly of the Province  ���of British Columbia at its next session for an  Act to incorporate the Syiiod of the Diocese of  Kootenay, comprised as follows:   Commencing  at a- point on the forty-ninth parallel, part of  the international boundary line between Can-,  ada and the United States, where the saidpar  allel intersects the one hundred and twentieth  meridian; thence northerlyalongtheonehundred and twentieth meridian to that point of  the same at which it becomes part of the eastern  boundary line of the Province of British Co-1  lumbia; thence south-easterly and along the  bou.idary line between the said Province of  British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, until such last mentioned boundary line  intersects the said forty-ninth parallel: thence  westerly along the said forty-ninth parallel to  the point of commencement; and that the following powers be granted, viz:   The bishop,  clergy and laity of the said Diocese constitute  a body politic and corporate under the name of  the Synod of the Diocese of  Kootenay.   The  said Synod to be conslitu'ed according to the  provisions contained in the constitution and  canons of  the Synod of the Diocese of New  Westminster, as revised by the said last named  Synod in November, A.D. 1892.   All property  acquired by or which lias come into the possession of or held by the Synod of the Diocese of  Kootenay, whether in  trust    r otherwise, be  held by it as codstituted under the said Act in  the same manner as if the corporation had been  so constituted from the first.   To take and to  hold lands, tenements and hireditament5* for  the us-s and purposes of the Church of England in the said Diocese, including the uses of  any and every parish, mission, institution, college, school or hospital connected with, or intended to be or which hereafter may be connected with the Church of England, and every  devise by will, deed, gift, conveyance of land  or any estate or interest in land to the corporation be valid and effectual, the Acts of Parliament, commonly called the Statutes of Mortmain, to the  contrary notwithstanding.    To  sell, exchange, alienate, mortgage, lea-��e or demise any land.*-, tenements ana hereditaments  held by* the corporation.   To invest all or any  of its funds and-monies, including-the'Erii**co-  pal Endowment fund, in mortgage, security of  lands, ten'enients and hereditaments and other  securities in any part or parts of the Dominion  of Cannda, and for the purposes of v.ich investments take, receive an l accept mortgages or  assignments thereof and to sell and enforce the  same. To ex erci** trail its powers by and through  its executive committee and such boards^ or  committees as the Synod from time to time  may app- int by by-law for the managrment  of  all or any of the affairs or Property of the corporation*. To constitute and appoint the Bishop  of New Westminster, Bishop of the said Diocese  of Kootenay, until a Bishop of Kootenay is duly  and properly elected and constituted by the  Svnod of the Diocese of Kootenay, and for all  other usual and necessary power-*, rights and  privileges.  Dated the 30th day of January,-1P03.  EDWARD  A. CREASE,  Solicitor for Applicants.  NOTICE  TS hereby given that application will be made  -t to the'Legislative Assembly of the Province  of British Columbia at its next session for an  Act incorporating a Company with power to  build, construct, maintain and operate a-line  of railway of standard or other guage, with any  kind of motive power"?from a point at or near  Kootenav Lnnding', the"nce south, following the  v\e.si side,of Kootenay River, to <i. point on or  near ,aid river at or near the international  Boundary line, with nower to construct. eoUin.  maintain aTTd operate branch- lines, ana witn  power to construct, acquire, own and-maintain  wharves and dooks-:in connection therewith;  and to construct, own, acquire,"equip,and  maintain steam and other Wessels and boats  and operate the same on any navigable waters;  and-to construct, operate and "main tain telegraph and telephone lines along'the"route-*- of  said railway and its branches,or in connection  therewith^and to transmit messages vfor commercial purposes���-and collect _tolls therefor;  and to acquire and -receive* from -any government, corporations, or persons, grants ot> land,  rights ofMvay, money, bonuses,_privileges or  other assistance in aid]of 'the construction "of  the Company's undeVthking; and to connect  with and to enter into trafho or other arrangements with railway, steamboat of other companies, and for all rights, powers and privileges necessary^ usual, or incidental to all or  an v of the aioresaid purposes. -, ~ si  * Dated this 30th dav of Fan nary, A.D.-1903.  * s   '      GALLIHER & WILSON,  Solicitors for Applicants".  <9  <9  ���tr  <?  �����<  ��  49  49  49  49  49  *9  H  ��  49  69S9$9S9S9S*3S9S9-3S$96969  FURNITURE  DEALERS  and ..  FUNERAL  DIRECTORS.  ft ftftft^ftft ftftft ftftft ftftftftftftftftft ftftftftftftftftftftftftftft *  a*  .*>  -ftfr  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  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.  PARLOR SET, $19.00 PER SUITE.  Our Undertaking Department is under the direction of Mr. Clark.  Day 'Phone No. 292  Night.'Phone No. 142.  BAKER STREET.  J. ROBERTSON & CO.  *��'  o*  ^999999999999999999999999999.999999999999999*^9999999^  �����-*.  NOTICE  T S herebv given that application will be made  -I to the'Legisla'tive Assembly of the Province  of British Columbia at its next session for an  Act incorporating a Company with power to  build, construct, maintain and -operate a line  of railway of standard or other guage, with any  kind of motive power,gfrom a point on the, Flathead River near the international boundary  line, thence north and northwesterly by the  most feasible route to a point at or near Elko,  BC, on the Crow's Nest Pass section .of * the  Canadian Pacific Railway, with power to construct, equip, maintain and operate branch  lines, and with power to construct, acquire,  own and maintain wharves and docks in connection therewith.; x and to construct, ..own,  acquire, equip find maintain steam and other  vessels and boats and operate the same on any  navigable waters; and to, con struct, operate  maintain telegraph and telephone lines along  the routes of said railway and its branches, or  in connection therewith, and lo transmit messages for commercial purposes and collect^ tolls  therefor; and to acquire and receive from any  government, corporations or persons, grants of  land, rights of way, money, bonuses, privileges  or other assistance in aid of ihe construciion of  the Company's undertaking; and to connect  with and- to enter into traffic or other arrangements wilh railway, steamboat or other companies, and for ail rights, powers and privileges necessary, usual or incidental to all or  any of the aforesaid purposes.  Dated this 30th day of January, A.D. 1903.  '    _ GALLIHER & WILSON,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  / 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 Tetephone 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 partsof the Province.  DOUGLASCEEIGHTON,  Secretary of the Company.  Maker of First-Class Hand-Hade Boots  and Shoes. ... Repairing Neatly and  Promptly Done. . . . Satisfaction guaranteed in all work.  Ward St., next new Post Of f ice Bid*., Nelson.  ^  Nelson Saw and  Planing Mills,  Limited.  -OJIfi__flJL_2dj^  NELSON; BC. - -i  ���   i  i  i  LTTMBER, XATH, SASH,  DOORS, MOULDIN&S,  AND AEL KINDS OF  FACTORY WORK. }: : : :  KILN-DRIED LUMBER, FOR IDHE-NORTHWEST TERRI-  j- - ���-- :* ;     TORY TRADE A SPECIALTY^ ^     - ''  v-1    '  COAST-FLOORING^ and CEILING -KEP-T-IN-STOCK.  *f���  >'i f~  Cannot -fail to get -satisfaction if you  smoke,Kootenay Standard Cigai-sT. You  -:-CANNOT'"'  - "���     *��� .     '   "* ;  buy-a higher grade Domestic Cigar.   If  you_ have   not  yet tried them,  don't  PAIL  to ask for them.  They smoke like a pipe.  Manufactured by  J. C, THELIN & C07  DON'T  WORRY  But replace that unsatisfactory Suit with one of  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, comfortable-  Suits.    You wilU-ind Gee in the Tre  mont Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  Harry M Ward  FIRE, LIFE, ACCBPENT  Insurance  MINES   AND  REAL ESTATE  son  V-   "J V-^t"'  ���"���j        _-"r   ���-..   ���*���-���*���-_  - " TWENTY-FIVE vCENTS will buy ONE POUND of  pure,- clean, fine flavored CEYLON-IND1 AN TEA. , ;  TWENTY CENTS will buy'ONE POUND Standard  BREAKFAST BLACK TEA. Purchasers of ten pounds  or more will receive one pound extra for each ten pounds  purchased. ,- " ���  Equal to an allowance of TEN'PER CENT. DISCOUNT ontbese extremely low prices.  . - Prices on our regular'lines ~of CHOICE TEA, 30c,  35c, 40c, 50c. and 60c per pound for Black, Green and  Blended. ' /���       ' __  L  Telephone 177  P.O. Box -8a  Kootenay Coffee Co.  J  V  p:burnst(_^co;  MEAT MERCHANTS  HEAD OFFICE and COLD STORAGE PLANT AT NELSON.  Wholesale and Retail  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver,  Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Mid way, Phoenix, Rossland,  Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrook, Fernie and Macleod.  NELSON BRANCH MARKET, BURNS BLOCK, BAKER ST.   -  |5JF"Orders by mail-to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  /'  ButcherCo.  Fresh and Salted Meats.  Fish and Poultry in Season.  Orders by,'Mail Receive Careful  and Prompt Attention.  E. C. TRAVES, Mgr., K.W.C. Blk., Kelson.  Baker Street  Nelson, B.C.  GELIGNITE . . .The Strongest and Best Explosive in the Market  m,^ ,,tt�� HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY...  Manufactureis of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining & Blasting Powder  GEO. C.  TUNSTALL, JR  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C SslSSScS  :"aii__UB__a*a;*s2il-J:  g&usei��awaBfn>a^e>=c7i  .3^,-�� , ,^.��T^-^��w*,*g-iJtt^  ._* ^_a__��r^-iggg^aflBttii^ -  4  The   Nelson   Tritmtie.  - /-  L 1*.;-  _  i:  c  .i'  !  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Co. m  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND HEAVY  ���*f  Tinware and  Graniteware.  Stoves and  Kanges.  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel. : : :���������:':  NELSON, B. 0.  ASK FOR.  _rcvvvvV-0_)-0-^.  O LDSETT L E R'S PURE  MAPLE SYMUP  >Put up in Quarts, Half Gallon arid One Gallon Cans.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  Houston Block, Nelson.  -��  OVERCOATS  &  /  S3  Less than cost. For the next  ten days I will sell all Overcoats in stock at less than  wholesale prices. : : Prices  ranging from $4.50 to $18.  f5  J. A.X3ILKER  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits::  ( R. A. Rogers & Co., Ltd., AVinnipeg  Representing < N. K. Fairbank Co.,  '���*  Montreal  ( Simcoe Canning Co.  -   ���;-   Simcoe  Office and Warehouse, "'  Josephine Street.  -\_ - ���  NELSON, B.C.  MORLEY & CO  Wholesale and Retail  '  Booksellers and  Stationers^  ���  ~     Artists' Materials,  Engineering and Mining  Books,  Typewriters,  Mimeographs,        -  Photographic Supplies,  Musical Instruments.  Morley & Co. - Nelson, B.C.  . T��   ��� ��� - ���' ' ' '  '��� "   '   ���  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT.  The Wilcox mine at Ymir has made a  second shipment of gold to the bank at  Nelson as part of the cleanup of the  first trial run of the mine's new mill.  mine at Ymir is  in-  drilis     and     other  The Union Jack  stalling    electric  machinery.  Michael Mc Andrews and Mrs. Mary  McKay of Kaslo were married in the  Catholic church at Nelson on Tuesday.  The sawmills of Kootenay are expected to cut 150,000,000 feet of him ber  during 1903, most' of which will be'  marketed in the Northwest Territories.  Paul Johnson, manager of the Greenwood smelter, was at Nelson-this -week  and left for home yesterday. His  smelter has enough fuel on hand to run,  it for two weeks.  " No business of importance was transacted by the city council on Monday.  All the members were piesent excopt  one, alderman Morrison, who was confined to his residence by illness. ^  w  A young girl who caused more or less  of a sensation in Nelson -two years ago  is causing more or less of a sensation in  Spokane. -The world must have T sensations:; and girls apparently" are-always  found ready to take-the leading roles.  r H. rB.- Uilri\our.   M. P.- P., pj_ Van-  "couver,'-B~at Nelson as"a~wltiress intone  j__U_hejiases__thatJs~-being  tried . befoi e  Mr .-justice "Irving.  'He does not talk  -.politics for   publication- when- away:  .from* home... At home he isa- Liberal^  ahd  helned-triake  ������'B<��b"-"Macpherson  an M.P. ^jT'j-' .,.'���-_",     -    _   - >* \_ ^ ,_  '-Hugh -McEacherii..was *"drowned "at  the"*West^K6otenayr*P6wer <& Light  Company's' j>lant on^Thursday..'" He  was.at work'dn the dredge that is" used  for."removing" boulders^from -.the flumfe  and*fell overboard. The bob_x, wai^re-  covered in about* 20 minutes;/but life  was. extinct. -'McEacheu. was" from.  Rossland, and , was a member "ot the  miners' union of that"to.wn.w-,He .was'a  native of Nova Scotia. <* r'-:    -'"   "  -  Contractor Koch has hauled "mining  machinery to--Burton City. from, an  abandoned mine on Cariboo creek.-\The  riiaclunery will be taken to the -Oyster  group,-of. -mines- at" Camborne. - The"  machinery on the  May. & Jennie- mine  Nestled Food  -_-*-  40  Nestle's Swiss Milk - -----  25  Horlick's Malted Milk, large --- -- 80  Horlick's Malted Milk, hospital - - - -$3.00  Mellin's Food, large  2  80  Castoria  _   25  Steedmati's Powders -.__-.'. 35  Stedman's Powders  -.;_--.  30  i  ���4j$p  AND ALL OTHER BABY REQUISITES AT COST  TEETZEL 6. CO.  ���*��  For Watch Repairing and all Jewelry Manufacturing we have the.  best workmen. '  Mail and Express will have our  prompt attention.  A Reminder  to my  Customers  Only for the month of February a 20% discount on every  article bought at my store.  You are well acquainted with  my goods. Your prompt attention will be received and  all goods are guaranteed.  I have the goods and  want your money.  Baker St.  THE JEWELER  Nelson  SMOKE.  ���   e   ���   ���  Tuckett Cigar Co.'s  j MONOGRAM  Union Label Cigars   ( MARGUERITE  Geo. E. Tuckett's Cigarettes ( KARNACK  Only Union-Made Cigarette in  Canada    (   T. & B.  w. j. McMillan &  WHOLESALE GROCERS  CO.  AGENTS FOR B. C.  VANCOUVER,  B. C.~  Special Sale for  One Week Only  In all our stock of  Upholstered Chairs;  Leather, Velour and  Tapestry." :     :     :     ;  ^eJj^vite,-inspection, ~o|  all" our High-Grade Goods.  D. McArtfiur & Co.  FURNITURE DEALERS  and UNDERTAKERS. *  on'Forty-nine creejv,~near Nelson, has  been purchased by theTJaluinet & B. C.  GoldMirieV Limited, and will.be taken  to-the Eva jrjine at .Camborne. The  owners "of-the Queen riiirie,. "east of  Salmo, are taking outore for shipment  to the-Hall Mines smelterrat "Nelson.  ���- -There seems to be some sjight differ.1  er,ces.rbetween 'R. T. Lowery, editor  andjSnancier qf.the New Denver Ledge  iind-owrier of-Lbwery's "Claim, and the  "postmaster-general^of -Canada. --: -The  ~posfmaster-gerieral says Lowery's Claim  is unfit'to" be carriedari the mails, and  editor'aud.financier Lowery says the  postrna'ster-general is/unfit to supervise  the carrying of mails. Deniecl the mails,  Lowery, like T. Eaton & Co/, uses' the  express^ companies to distribute his  s'mall packages of merchandise.  X)ver oii :the'divide-between Forty-  Ninp���-andr'Bird -creek, three men are.,  sinking a:shaft onr the Tenderloin, and  are down 50 feet on the vein. The' oie  is'free-milling gold,* and assays run  f roin $15 to $200 ajbon. /Thomas Powell,.  one^fthe ownereis in Nelson, and will  probably make arrangements that will  enable the owners to rawhide enough  ore to make- a trial shipment .to the  rtVvHall Mines smelted at Nelson.- The  ��� Tenderloin is about three miles from  the Forty-nine creek wagon road, and  there is a good trail between the claim  and the road. The Tenderloin's owners  are Thomas Powell, Richard Leary, and  Robert Spencer.  Private advices received at Nelson  are to the effect that Aulay Morrison,  M.P., of New Westminister, will render  W. A. Galliher, M. P., of Nelson, all  the assistance in hia power in his efforts  on the lead question, as he believes the  interests of the miniug districts are  paramount and th��t?he is in favor of  any line of policy that will assist de-  velopement of these, the moVt important,* parts of the province. On Monday a delegation left Nelson for Vancouver, where a conference will be held  with Senator Templeman of Victoria  and other members of the senate and  house of commons on the lead'question.  The-delegatesTfrom Nelson were '"John  Burns; president of the Trades and  Labor .Council^and Dr. G. A. B. Hair,  president of?the Liberal Association.  They were accompanied by G. "0.  Buchanan, J. L.JEfcetallick, und. George  Alexander of Kaslo. M. L.~Griminett,  mayor of" Sandon, and R.-. VvV Grigor,''  president df-the Liberal Association of  Rossland.    - ; :  -   -  Id ALT COAL  *��� A I" -_  and WOOD OFALL KINDS  ���,   * ��� _  ~- ",       " -Terms Spot Cash.  w. p. tTerney,  Telephone 265 - T Baker Street T  Prosser's Second - Hand-Store  - And China Hall, Combined  Is the place tp "rubber" before sending  -    back East for anything.   "  We buy, sell or rent or store auything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western Canadian Employment Agency in connection.  P.O. Box 588        Baker Street, W., next door  Phone 361A to C.P.R. Ticket Office.    .  , MANY APPETIZING DISHES  can " be made doubly delightful- and  nutritious by the use of Borden's Peerless Brand Evaporated Cream, which is  not only superior to raw cream but has  the merit of being preserved and sterilized, thus keeping perfectly for an indefinite period. Borden's Condensed  Milk Co., proprietors.  FOR RENT,AND FOR SALE.  old cty shop, -Josephine streer, mm  REISTERER &CQ-  OF  LAGER BEERand PORTER  Put up in Packages to Suit the Trad��.  Brewery and Office:  LATIMER ST., NELSON, B.C.  Si A  ���"\  r��ca'Ji!��:.|.>  ���T_-��>^; - .''-.^-"V."


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