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 *���  -^v  Provincial _ Library  Nelson Tribune.  Saturday Morning, January 3i, 1903  TREMONT  ...HOUSE  European and American Plan.  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to SI.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE & TREGILLUS,  Baker St., Nelson. Proprietors.  DRINK  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  .  Every small bottle contains live  grains of lithia carbonate.  I  [qalt coau  J      and WOOD OF ALL KINDS      T  j Terms Spot Cash. *"*    *  j      W. P. TIERNEY,  J   Telephone 265 Baker Street  ���^y>yyvv*yw*yTi  Prosser's Second-Hand Store  ? And China Kail, Combined  Is the place to "ruhber" 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  -Phone -_6iA'  Baker Street, W., next door  to C.P.R. ticket Office. .  BARTLETT  = HOUSE  Josephine St.  NELSON  The best SI per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.  The Bar the best.  G. W. BARTLETT  PROPRIETOR  EVERY DAY SALE DAY.  OUR SPECIAL BARGAIN COUNTER  1 lb. Tea )  3 lbs. Butter f fftr *? CA  a cans Corn, Peas or Beans f IUI   <>^��0\f  5 cans Assorted Fruit a's ;  1 sack Potatoes \  14 lb. box Butter-"-"---"---" f 'Of $0-50  1 lb. Coffee )  3 cans Milk )  3 cans Halibut   ( fnr Cfl (LZ  3 bottles Ketchup    f. Il"   3>_.UD  3 bottles Pickles  J  MORRISON g CALDWELL  Phone 134 Tremont Blk., Baker St.  WANTED.  A LTFE INSURANCE CANVASSER FOR THE  -"- Nelson District. Good inducements. Apply GEO. D. SCOTT, Vancouver, B.C.  FRANK    FLETCHER  Provincial Land Surveyor  Lands and nineral Cllims Surveyed  and Crown Granted.  P.O. Box 563      Office: Kootenay St., NELSON.  NOTICE  IS hereby given that application will be made  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  Kootenay Landing, thence south, following the  west sid_ of Kootenay River, to a point on or  near said Tlver at or near the International  Boundary line, 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;  and to construct, own, acquire, equip and  maintain steam and other vessels and boats  and operate the same on any navigable waters;  and to construct, operate and maintain telegraph and telephone lines along the routes of  said railway and its branches, or in connection  therewith, and to transmit messages for com-  merciarpurposes 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 the construction of  the Company's undertaking; and to connect  with and to enter into traffic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies, and for all rights, powers and privileges necessary, usual or incidental to all or  any of the aforesaid purposes.  Dated this 30th dav of January, A.D. 1903.  GALLIHER & WILSON,  Solicitors for Applicants.  SHERIFFS SALE.  Province of British Columbia,  Nelson,  West  Kootenay.   To wit:  BY virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out  of the Supreme Court of British Columbia,  at the suit of Harvey Ml Paulson, plaintiff, and  to me directed against the goods and chattels  of James Beaman, John Hendryx, D. Nichols  and Christ Kruger in the mineral claim known  as and called "Pearl," situate about fifty-five  miles from Kaslo, on the Upper-Duncan River,  between Duncan Creek and Bear Creek, being  a relocation of the "Beecher" mineral claim,  located on the 16th day of May, 1899, and recorded in the office of the mining recorder for  the Ainsworth mining division of the West  Kootenay district, on the 1st day of June, 1899;  to recover the sum of six hundred and twenty  dollars and thirty-nine cents ($620.39) and  also interest on six hundred and eighteen dollars and eighty-nine cents (?618.89) at five per  centum per annum from the 15th day of December, 1902, until payment, besides sheriff's  poundage, officer's fees, and all other legal  incidental expenses; all of which I shall expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy said  judgment debt and costs, at my office, next to  the Court House, in the City of Nelson, B.C., on  Thursday, the 15th day of January, 1903, at the  hour of twelve o'clcok noon.  NOTE. ��� Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest ahd title of the said  defendants.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., 2nd January, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  THE CITY GOT THE SITE.  The above sale is postponed until Thursday,  the 22nd of January, 1903, at the same place and  hour.  S. P. TUCK,  * Sheriff of South Kootena y.  The above sale is further postponed until  Thursday, the 29th day of January, at the same  place and hour.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The above sale is further postponed' until  Monday, February 2nd, 1903, at the same place  and hour. ���  S. P. TUC \  Sheriff of South Kootenay  NOTICE  I  S hereby given that application will be made  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 aline  of railway of standard or other guage, with any  kind of motive power, from a point on life Flu t-  head River near the international boundary  line, thence north and northwesterly by the  most feasible route��to a point at or near Elko,  B.C., 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; and to construct, own,  acquire, equip and maintain steam and qtherv  vessels antlT)oats'aiid op'eratt. 'rhe.sarrie on"any  navigable waters; and to construct, 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,"grunts of  land, rights of way," money, bonuses, privileges  or other assistance in aid of the construciion of  the Company's undertaking; and to connect  with and to enter into traffic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies, and for all rights, powers and privileges necestary, 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  IS 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 Synod of the Diocese of  Kootenay, comprised as follows: Commencing  at a point on the forty-ninth parallel, part of  the international boundary line between Canada and the United States, Avhere the said par  allel intersects the one hundred and twentieth  meridian; thence northerly along the one hundred and twentieth meridian to thnt point of  the same at which it becomes part of the eastern  boundary line of the Province of British Columbia; thence south-enstcrly and along ihe  boundary 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-bod'y-politic and-corporatounder-thc-name of-  the Synod of the Diocese of Kootenay. The  said Synod to be constitued according to the  provisions contained in the constitution and  canons of the Synod of the Diocese of New  Westminster, as revised bv tlie said last named  Synod in November, A. D. 1892. All property  acquired by or which has come into the possession of or held by the Synod of the Diocese of  Kootenay, whether in trust r otherwise, be  held by it us constituted 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 Ik reditaments for  the uses 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, sift, 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, mortgags, lease or demise any lands, tenements and hereditaments  held by the corporation. To invest all or any *  of its funds and monies, including the Episcopal Endowment fund, in mortgage, security of  lands, tenements and hereditaments and other  securities in any part, or parts of the Dominion  of Canada, and for the purposes of such investments take; receive and accept mortgages or  assignments thereof and to sell and enforce the  same. To exercise all its powers by and through  its executive committee and such boards or  committees as the Synod from time to time  may appoint by by-law for the managrment of 1  all or anv of the affairs or nroperty of the cor-:  poration'. To constitute and appoint the Bishop !  of New Westminster, Bishop of the said Diocese j  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 powers, rights and  privileges. :  Dated the 30th day of January, 1903. ]  EDWARD  A. CREASE, |  Solicitor for Applicants.  On  the 12th of December, 1900, the  City of Nelson staked a piece of  land  on the south   bank of Kootenay river  for a site for a power station.   Thirty  days afterward an application to purchase the   land   was made,  a survey  having  been  made in  the   meantime.  The lands   and works department at  Victoria     received'  the    application,  accepted the survey,  and inserted the  usual notice in   the   Official Gazette.  The   granting of the application  was  protested   by   Loren A.   Campbell of  RoBsland,     manager    of    the      West  Kootenay   Power & Light   Company,  who had applied for a millsite which  covered a portion of the land  in  the  city's survey,  but whose   application  had been rejected on the ground  that  the land  was within, the Columbia &  Western  railway reserve.   Campbell's  protest held the matter up for a year  and a half, the department of lauds  and works apparently being unable  to  either fix a date for a hearing or get  tlie attorneys   of   the two parties to  agree, on a date.   In the meantime, to  strengthen    his    position,     Campbell  located a mineral claim  on the land in  dispute, and was careful to do'the work  required   on   the    spot   the   city  had  selected as the  most suitable one on  which to'erect its power station, which  strange to say, was on  the ground he  had applied for a mill-site.   The chief  commissioner    of   lands   and     work���  finally fixed a date for a hearing before  himself,  at Victoria, and  tho hearing  was held  on June 2nd,-1902.   All the  parties    we're     present.      Campbell's  attorney    showed    conclusively    that  the   land   in dispute  was not in  the  Columbia   &   Western     reserve,    and  therefore the government had erred in  rejecting   Campbell's   mill-site    application.   But Campbell, in his eagerness  to shut out the citjyhad  gone  to far.  He had discovered mineral on the mill-  site, and had located'a mineralciaim'on  the strength   of that discovery.   The  Mineral   Act-  explicitly   says   that a  millsite cannot  be obtained for land  known to contain.-minerals.    Campbell.  Campbell." had -"--not-.-only   located   a  mineral,claim overutv-s millsite,"but,}iad  done the work necessary to apply-for a  certificate of improvements, and secured  such   certificate.- In- order - to   get. a  certificate of improvements, the owner  of a mineral  claim, or, his agent, must  make an  affidavit that the mineral-in-  placc   has   been   discovered     on    the  claim.    Cempbell's agent a-well-known'  provincial land surveyor at Nelson, had*-  made the affidavit.    So  Campbell  was  up against it,  and  the city scored a  point.    But the chief commissioner of  lands and* works was timid, and all the  more so because   be knew   .that   the  attorney-general's department was inclined to stand in with Campbell and  the   West  Kootenay   Power  &   Light  Company.     He   refused    to   render a  decision  when  pressed  to do  so, and  finally referred the whole matter  back  to  the gold commissioner at   Nelson.  The  gold   commissioner    at   Nelson  fixed a date for a hearing, and notified  the parties to be present. * L. A. Campbell appeared on  behalf of himself and  the city was represented by tlie city  solicitor.   Accurate maps of all three  applications   had   been    prepared and  were submitted, and  these,  even  had  there been  no other evidence, told the  story.   L.. A.  Campbell's   application  for a millsite  was for a second  time  rejected, much to  that worthy gentle-  man's-sur-prise.  The finding of the gold commissioner  was sent to Victoria, aud the chief  commissioner of lands and works decided that the city's application had  been properly made, and ordered that  a crown grant for the land be issued  forthwith, and the crown grant reached  Nelson and was duly registered in the  Nelson land registry office on Monday  forenoon of this week.  While Campbell is entitled to his  mineral claim, he must compensate the  city for any damages he may cause the  city through working it. His working  shaft, so it is said, is on the site selected  for the power station building, but it in  not likely thatCampbell will spend any  more of his company's money in mining  land ov\ned by the'City of Nelson. He  made a good fight for his company, but  he relied to much on lawyers, and got  himself into a hole from" which they  could not pull him.  Nelson has now a site for a power  station, the people have voted the  money ($150,000) to do the work, and it  is up to mayor Rose and aldermen  Irving and Kirkpatriek and Morrison to  have the work done and done promptly,  leaving the work of looking  on to the three Beer aldeiman, who  appear to be more anxious to "hold up''  (���he* member for Nelson riding than  they are to uphold the dignity of the  City of Nelson.  The city engineer should now be at  work on the ground making surveys and  plans for the approval of "an hydraulic  engineer of more than local reputation,"  an engineer like Byron C. Riblet, for  instance, but the city engineer has been  ignored entirely, and the only thing  ordered done was to order the city clerk  to write a letter to a man named Anderson through a man named Dickson.  Yet everything comes to those, who  have patience. By having patience,  the Corporation of the City of  Nelson obtained a crown grant  for a piece of land that ia worth many  thousands of dollars, and if the man  who obtained the crown grant has  patience he will probably be repaid the  money he disbursed in obtaining the  crown grant. If the people of Nelson  have patience, they will get wha* they  have been for two years patiently  fighting for against great odds, that is,  an up-to-date power plant that _ will  make their city independent of the  West Kootenay Power & Light Company, Limited, of Rossland.  SUCCESS CLUB DEBATES.  The last session of the mock parliament of the Success Club was much  livelier than any _of its predecessors.  This may or may not have been due to  the ciiticisms of the old campaigner,  which appeared in the last issue of The  Tribune,' bxit certain it Was there was  more preparation shown by the speakers, the lack of which was one of the  chief counts made against the budding  statesmen. The consequence was the  spectators got a great deal more entertainment than was furnished by any  previous session of the parliament.  Not the least enjoyable feature of the  evening was the firm hold which the  speaker maintained on the proceedings.  He harf evidently given considerable  study to the authorities .on procedure.  Not only this, but he lias the appearance,  which many years' experience has led  the people of this province,'at least, to  look for in' their speakers. Speaker  Tuck literally fills ..the, chair, and while  things are running along smoothly he  smiles pleasantly down on the section  of ^curtain pole^whichtdqes^duty.ifo^the  mace" with' 'all"YKe''gooflr-fiii^  King Cole of the nursery book. , But to  transgress the rules of the house is to  stick a pin in trie spe-iker and. he at  once becomes- as peppery ^,a's one could  wish. He had a couple'of-eruptioiia1 of  this nature during the,progress of the  debate on Monday night, and during  one of them informed the leader-of the  government, with much asperity, that  he did not propose to conduct ^parliamentary kindergarten frohi the chair.  But taken all in all the speaker has  proven himself a very desirable man for  the position. "  The budget was th�� first thing on the  orders for the day, and in . presenting  his annual statement finance minister  Hansford made a very good speech. It  was evident that he had made careful  preparation, and he juggled the figures  of the national account around with the  agility of a trained performer. He  claimed for the fiscal policy of the government that it was a perfect one for  present conditions; but added that as  the necessity for changes presented itself  the government would be"found there to  do the tinkering. The principal changes  outlined in the speech were free coal,  and increased duties for the lead and  iron industries. In some very neatly  turned sentences the minister painted  7W_o_rd j>ictu r es_of_Jh e_gro_w^  dominion is now experiencing and  showed increased footings for all heads  of account with the exception of the national debt. In the end he made the  very pleasing statement that during the  ensuing fiscal vear he would show a  surplus of $14,000,000 in ordinary revenue over ordinary expenditure. This  he did not for a moment suggest should  be applied .to reduce the national debt.  Instead he proposed to'make Canada  trulv grent by providing it with an army  and "a navy of its own. The provision  made for the. navy was most generous,  being half of the estimated surplus.  For "the armv he proposed to devote  another $3,000,000, the objective in this  regard being the raising of the permanent forces in the dominion up to 100,-  000 men. If this was done he predicted  tha dominion could lick any country  which was not disposed to acknowledge  its prowess. The later portion of the  budget was given over exclusively to  the attempt to show that peace and  plenty could not be expected until the  dominion liad an army and a navy.  F. M. Black, the financial critic for  the opposition, was the first to assail  the government's position as outlined  bv the finance minister. In the main  he contented himself with trying to  convince the members of the house  that the finance minister did not'know  the meaning of the figures he had reeled  off in the course of his speech, and that  he had not correctly stated the story  which they told. As for the warlike  programme of the government, he ridiculed it to the fullest extent. "With respect to the naval programme, he said.  the dominion was debarred by treaty  from having armed vessels on the Great  Lakes, Where they might be of some  use, and so far as the army of 100,000  men went, he intimated that the government had shown its incompetency to.  handle to advantage the militia bodies  already organized.  Premier Clark was the next speaker.  He was not very happy in his remarks.  Things have not been going very  smoothly with his government. For a-  week past there have been rumors of  dissentions in the cabinet over the warlike policy. Two or three of the ministers were absent from their places and  their resignations may be announced at  any time, as it is said they are- now  practically in the hands of the premier.  It is evident also that the disaffection  has spread .to the rank and file of the  government following, as the party whip  had great difficulty in keeping a sufficient number in, their places to provide  against an adverse vote. It is generally  understood that an-effort is to be made .  to patch up matters and the premier did  not commit himself to such an extent  as to impair the chances along this line. -  He fenced all round the line of policy  laid down in the budget, and there is  little that he said which could not be  made to do service in support of any  changes which the exigencies of the  present case may force upon him.  ~G. C. Hodge, the leader of trie Populists, made a vigorous attack upon the  government's immigration policy. In  effect he sai 1 the government, was paying the highest known price per.settler  for the pooreatclass of settlers.  William Ebbs was the last,speaker of  the evening.   He stormed against the.  army and naval psogfamme of the government.   He argued that the* standing  army was a waste of energy;'The Brit-   -  ish army was made up largely of Irish- ,  men, and in his estimation it was not  necessary for the Clark or any oth'er  government to ���offer inducements to an  Irishman to fight.     -    -��� " v -  Upon   the   conclusion-of-Mr. ,Ebbs'  speech the debate was adjourned.   The -  =next .imeeting'-.wilUbe Jield *o_r;-- Monday-, %  evening"! '      .*'    v  "  1''-'*"*' **' *' -"-  THEY WORK FOR GLORY.  Th>^pvo.vinciaI government has made'  the ��� following appointments to* the  various, city and district licencing and  police boards in southeastern British  Columbia:" "       sl  CITY POLICE COMMISSIONERS.  City of Nelson.���Alderman John A.  Irving, Alfred J. Marks:  City of Rossland.���Alderman John  Dunlap, Charles Robert Hamilton.  City of Trail.���Alderman J. P. Byers,  R. M. Perdue.  City of Kaslo.���Alderman Samuel  Fawcett, Neil F. MacKay.  City of Slocan.���Alderman J. G.  McCallum, Charles Smikheringale.  City of Sandon.���Alderman E. A.  Cameron, E. R. Atherton.  CITY  LICENCE   COMMISSIONERS.  City of Nelson.���Alderman C. Morrison, Frederick Starkey.  City of Rossland.���Alderman John  Dunlap, Charles Robert Hamilton.  City of Kaslo.���Alderman Samuel  Fawcett, Neil F. MacKay.  Citv_ of   Slocan.���Alderman   J.   G.  McCallum, Charles E. Smitherihgale.  City of Sandon.���Alderman E. A.  Cameron. E. R. Atherton.  City of Trail.���Alderman J. P. Byers,  R. M. Perdue.  DISTRICT LICENCE COMMISSIONERS.  Nelson Licence District. ��� James  Arthur Gilker of Nelson, John Henry  Matheson of Nelson, and Robert J.  Hamilton of Nelson.  Chief Licence Inspector��� Chief Constable W. H. Bullock-Webster of  Nolson.        -  Slocan License District.���W. H.  Davidson of Slocan, \V. H. .Brandon of  Silverton, and Duncan J. Weir of New  Denver.  Chief Licence Inspector, Constable  J. T. Black, of New  Denver.  Ainsworth Licence District.���Neil F.  MacKay of Kaslo, Georee Stott of Kaslo,  and John D. Moore of Kaslo.  Chief Licence Inspector, Chief Constable W. H. Bullock-Webster, of  Nelson.  Fort Steele Licence District.���James  Duncan McBride of Cranbrook, "William  Henry Whimster of Fernie,'and Fred  Burn "of Fernie.  Chief Licence Inspector, Chief Constable L. R. Forbes, Fernie.  The above appointments should give  general .satisfaction, as none of those  named are in any sense of the word  politicians.  v.��:|  ���* Y  The   Nelson   Tritmne.  w  IV--;'- ���  BANK OF MONTREAL  Established 1817.  Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST     8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS        165,856.00  Head   Office.,   Montreal  Rt.  ]^*nu Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G., President.  Hon. G. A. Drummend, Vice-President.  E. S. Cloueton, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker aad  Stanley Streets.  A. H. Buchanan, Manager.  IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA  HEAD OFFICE:  Toronto, Ontario.  CAPITAL (Authorized) -------.$4,000,000  CAPITAL (Paid Up) i<.2,868, S 32  '  REST------ - --- 2,438,595  Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President.             D. R. WILKIE, Viee-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  Nelson Branch���A General Banking Business Transacted.  Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.  Drafts s��ld, available in all parts of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to collections.  J.   M.  LAY.  MANAGER.  Canadian Bank of Commerce  THE  WITH   WHICH IS  AMALGAMATED  BANK   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  Paid Up Capital ---$ 8,000,000  Reserve -Fund  -    2,500,000  Aggregate Resources oyer 65,000,000  Head Office, Toronto  ���ft  HON. GEO. A. COX, President.  B. E. WALKER, General Manager.  Savings Bank Department  ��� rate 3 per cent.  NELSON   BRANCH.  Deposits received and interest allowed.   Present  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE. Manager.  Xhe Nelson Tribune  * Founded in 189a.  Editorial and Business Office,  Room 9, Madden Block.  ��� - The .Nelson Tbibune is served by carrier-to  subscribers in.Nelson or sent by mail to any  address in Canada or the TJnited.Srates for.$1.00  a year; price to Great Britain, postage paid,  I1.50J No subscription token -for less than a  year. " -        '  JOHN HOUSTON; Editor.    .  SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1903  Mayor Rose has a. duty to preform.  His first duty is to carry out what he  publicly pledged he would do if he was  elected, for the electors took him at  his word and returned him by a most  decisive majority. He pledged himself  to strict economy in conducting the  business affairs of the city, and'in line  with that pledge he has assumed  the  Power and Light Company successful  -aa~against~the^city,~forU-.he.city's success means that none of their predictions  ���and some of them were maliciously  mean���have come true. -The members  of the council who sincerely wished the  city to be. successful do not seem to be  able to ..take advantage of what has  been gained. They appear as not only  unwilling to push w.ork, bub willing  that what little is. done shall be done  by the men who opposed ��� the undertaking and are still opposing it.  property.     This   resolution was sidetracked  by the city clerk,  who stated  he could do the work without assistance.  The second meeting of the city council  was held on Monday night of this week,  and the three Beer aldermen succeeded in  undoing part of what was done at the  first meeting and  in  doing something  more besides.    They succeeded in showing,  with   the   assistance   of what is  known   as the   city   hall gang,   that  two men could not do the city's clerical  work,  and the resolution  which saved  the city  $960 a year was amended so  as to  practically uuljfy  it.    The  Beer  alderman who wanted time to consider  the scavenger department did not report  and none of the others deemed it of  sufficient importance to warrant them  in suggesting that the matter be taker*  up and disposed of.   But there was ono  matter that was  important.   The city-  had  won out in its contest for land for  a site for a  power   station,   and   tlie  crown  grant for  the  land was on the  table  tor the  inspection  of the three  Beer aldermen.   The three Beer aldermen did not like it,  but it was there.  But   the   three   Beer   alderman    like  the    loaves     and     fishes,     and    the  crown grant gave them visions of loaves  and    fishes,    and   a    resolution    was  promptly passed to give the first of the  loaves and.fishes to their  friends.    Tlie  Progressive People's Party ate beginning  to wonder where they are at.    Some of  them are in doubts as to who is managing the city's business.    They want to  know if it is really being managed br the  three Beer aldermen with the assistance  of the city hall gang.    If it is,   they  want to know   what mayor Rose and  aldermen Irving and  Kirkpatriek  and  Morrison were elected for.    Everything  comes  to those  who have patience  to  wait, and  if the Progressive People's  Party .will only have patience, they will  probably see the "city-hall gang" hunting for jobs, aud the.three Beer aldermen "wondering how it is that iiiajorites  rule.  duties of medical health oflicer without  At' the last city election there were  two parties con testing for the offices.  One was called the Progressive People's  Party ; the other was called the Beer or  Citizen's Party. The first-named had  a policy, which was definitely stated in  a published platform.. The last named  had no policy, other than to oppose  j anything and everything^ favored  by  salary. This is not pleasing to the  physicians, but it is to the people who  pay the taxes. He attempted to reduce  expenses in both the clerical and scavenger departments,  but,  for the time  y  has  been thwarted by the subordinate  officials, locally known as the city hall  gang, aided by the three Beer alderman.  It is now the duty of mayor Rose to  teach these officials that their only duty  is to do the work they are paid to do.  If they cannot do so without taking an  active part in discussions at the sittings  of the council or in interfering in  matters that in no way concern them, then  mayor Rose   must   suspend  them   in  order to keep faith with the people who  elected him.   In the two weeks he has  occupied the office,  mayor   Rose   has  had ample proof that he need  not expect to be either faithfully or loyally  served by any of the city hall gang,  who backed up, as they are, by the three  Beer alderman, imagine they can openly  defy the mayor and draw their salaries  regularly   for   another   year.    Mayor  Rose, do your duty.   The 415 ��lectors  who  placed you in oflice expect it of  you.  The city council of Nelaori do not  appear to appreciate the fact that, a  site for a power station has been secured.  The Beer members of the council would  have'preferred to see'the West Kootenay ���  the' first-named, as was clearly shown  at the first meeting of the city council,  held on Monday, the 19th instant.   The  first clash came on the consideration of  a veto message from ex-mayor Fletcher,  amessage���whielr-was-no-uiore-than~ar  piece of waste paper, and should have  been treated as such.   The three Beer  aldermen, namely, Bird, Hamilton and  Selous, wished to place themselves on  record, and they did so by voting as the  ex-mayor would have voted had he been  in a position to vote.   The second clash  came on a resolution directing the city  clerk and the city treasurer to perform  the clerical work of the city  without  the  assistance   of   an'  assistant clerk.  This   meant  a   saving to  the city of  $960 a year.   The three Beer aldermen  placed themselves on record in  opposition.      The   third    clash   came   ou   a  resolution cutting down  the foi-ce in  the scavenger   department���-a department that is notoriously unsatisfactory  in nearly every respect.   The.resolution  was side-tracked  by one of the  Beer  aldermen  asking   for further time to  consider the matter���which is a favorite  method of the Beer crowd to obtain  what they cannot get by direct methods.  The fourth clash was over a" resolution  appointing Thomas M.   Ward  assessor  at a salary  of $300 a year.   The object  of this  resolution was to get an  assessment based on a thorough inspection of  Had the people of Nelson wanted the  Beer Party policy carried out'in regard  to the conduct of- the city's  busine,*-*  and  public works   undertakings   they  would  have elected  Mr.'Beer mayor.  If mayor Rose and,the three aldermen  elected-to support him are now of tlie  opinion- that the Beer Party policy is a  better one than that of the Progressive  People's   Party,, in   ail l'aiiness,  th��y  should say so.    Parties, like men, sometimes make mistakes,  and   it   is   just  possible the Progressive People's Party  made a mistake.in. announcing a policy  that mayor Rose and aldermen  living  and  Kirkpatriek and  Morrison find it  unwise to carry out.   The Beer Party is  credited with having made several mistakes before the election, but the men  they  elected  to office have  not   been  guilty of   making   the mistake   since  obtaining office of supporting the policy  of the party who tried to keep them out  of office.  W.   Smith,   .a resident of the   siding.  Skinner's platform in that contest was  cheap labor (Japanese) and long hours  (repeal of the Eight-hour law),   and it  may  be assumed  that defeat has not  changed his views.   Of the 15 members  of the executive, only one can be fairly  classed   as   a   practical   mining   man.  That one is J.  B. Hobson of Cariboo,  who is undoubtedly a practical hydraulic  miner.    While   he   has    not   made   a  success of the companies he manages,  owing, in some measure, to the difference in natural conditions existing in  British   Columbia as compared   with  California, yet he disclaims any ulterior  motive   in promoting the new association.    He says he is not in politics and  that he has found by practical trial that  white   labor   is   cheaper   than   either  Chinese    or  Japanese.  .   lie   says   he  wants the Placer Mining Act changed  so  that absolute title may be obtained  for placer ground, as lie finds it difficult  to obtain capital under the existing law,  which  requires  placer   and   hydraulic  ground to be worked  under lease from  the crown.   It is only when  men fail  that they find it difficult to  raise fresh  capital to carry on their undertakings.  Had Mr. Hobson's management resulted  in   regular dividends   to  the men  who put up the  money he has so far  expended, he would have no diiliculty  iu raising all the fresh capital he could  use to advantage.    The Tribune,  however, conceeds that _Sl r. Hobson, at least,  is   honestly    endeavoring.  to   obtain  changes in the Placer Mining Act that,  in his opinion, wiU help  the  hydraulic  mining industry,   but in  doing so he  has gathered around  him    too many  men   who  are doing everything    they  possibly can to give the province a black  eye.    If  Mr.   Hobson   is  wise,  he will  immediately   announce   that   he has  severed connection with the Provincial  Mining Association of British Columbia.  One of the executive committee of  "The Provincial Mining Association of  British Columbia"  is  R.  D.   Pea the r-  stonhaugh   of   Vancouver   and  Atlin.  "He_is_the_man���who7"last���spriirg~hirecr  Japanese in Vancouver, sent them  to  Atlin, aud attempted to work them in  the  mines  which he   manages for an  English company.   The people of Atlin  took    the    bull   by   the    horns,   and  Fealherstonhaugh's   Japanese   got  return  tickets to Vancouver.    It may be  assumed that Mr. Featherstonhaugh is  yet  of  the opinion that it  is   "burden,  some" to be required to-employ  white  men in the hydraulic  mines at Atlin.  Another   of   the    executive; is  A.  C.  Gall of Rossland.   Mr. Gait is a lawyer  and not a miner, but as he is the lawyer  employed by the Center Star and War  Eagle Mining   Companies,  it may  be  assumed that he is acting for that great  pessimist, Edmund B. Kirby, manager  of the   Center   Star   and   War Eagle  mines.    Mr.   Kirby wants the .penalty  clause of the Eight-hour  law  repealed,  and he is most  bitter in his denunciation of the 2 per cent tax.    Another of  the executive is li. B. Skinner of Vancouver,  who has mining   interests  in  Lillooet.    Mr. Skinner is a  politician,  and made a try in  1900 for election  to  the legislative    assembly   from  West  Lillooet.   He was snowed undei by A.  Premier   Prior   and    his   attorney-  genernl  are in Ottawa on a wild goose  chase.    When   they return   to British  Columbia  they  will  find- a majority of  the members of the. legislative assembly  ready  for business.   The business' for  which they are ready is a general election in June, the election to be conducted on party lines.    If the people  want  colonel  E. G.  Prior to conduct   their  business as premier for four years they  .will say so at the polls, and their wishes  will   be  obeyed.     .Snap or . makeshift  governments do not last long, and it is  probably a good  thing for the countrv  that  they do not.   The Prior government is a makeshift one,  and it is one  that is not satisfactory   even, to the  men who compose it; then  how can  it  be a satisfactory one tp tbe country.  The legislative assembly will probably  meet the first week in March, pass  the  estimates for the year  1903-4, and be  dissolved,  so  that an  election  can be  held in  June���at a time when  none of  the money appropriated for 1903-4 can  be used for election purposes.    Either  the Conservatives or the Liberals will  return  a majority of   the members���  there will be  few  hybrids���and a government can be formed  that will eive  the province a rest from the "knockers'  British Columbia, the one province  in   the   Dominion    that   has   neither  paupers nor poor-houses, has more than  its sh are of''knockers'' and' 'yawppers."  Most of  these  "knockers" and "yawppers"  have   some kind of connection  with the mining industry, and the industry suffers accordingly.   When men  fail in other pursuits, they try mining,  and in nine cases out of ten they ara  greater failures in  that industry than  they were in other  pursuits.     When  men fail to accomplish what they want  to accomplish they   organize associations, in order to let the public know  that they are failures.    Some two weeks  ago a couple dozen  of men who have  failed to make money in mining met at  Victoria and organized "the Provincial  Mining Association of British Columbia," just as if the  province had fully  recovered from the damage it sustained  from the "Mine Owners' Association,"  a somewhat notorious organization that  existed for a few years at a time when  British Columbia was suffering from  a  surfeit    of   organizations.      The   new  organization  has for its object the repeal of the penalty clause in  the Eight-  hour law,   the  employment  of   cheap  labor (Japanese) in mines, the repeal of  the 2 per cent  tax, and changes in the  mining   laws  to   the end  that crown  grants may be obtained for all  mining  ground,  whether placer, hydraulic,  or  quartz.    It is strange that the laws regarding   mining    cannot    be   changed  without    a    hue     and    a   cry    being  raised against  the   province.    Is   this  because   so    many   of   the   men   engaged in mining  in  British   Columbia  are aliens, not   only  by  birth  but in  spirit?   There is no law by which such  pests can be exterminated ; butwerethe  press to refuse to give their utterances  circulation, the damage they do would  be reduced to a minimum.  The manager of the Crow's Nest Coal  Company announces that the company  has desided to go out of the store business. It will next be in order to announce that his company has decided  to go out of the newspaper business.  Running two newspapers' in British  Columbia is more" unprofitable thaii  running four stores. ��   .  BLANK  and  in evidence  "yawppers" who are now so much  A year ago The Nelson Tribune had  the best equipped printing office in  the  province outside of Victoria and Vancouver.    Now it has not even  an  inkr  pot of its own.   These are troublesprne  times, and The Nelson Tribune hasiiacr  its share of.troubles, the last one being  settled on  Wednesday of last week  by  Mr. Justice Martin at  Victoria,  when  he refused to allow his associate judges  to pass en  one of his own orders or  even  allow the merits of the necessary  motion to be presented by a lawyer employed for that purpose.   The Nelson  Tribune will, however, be printed regularly, and in its old form as soon as a  new plant can be purchased.  The mem elected to office in Nelson  by the Progressive People's Party  st*��?t*d hi to carry out their ante-election piedgesof economy. They chopped  off the official head of an adherent of  their party and saved the city $500 or  $600; but when they attempted to chop  off the official heads of adherents of the  Beer Party they lost the combination.  for- the  New Year.  ��        -  Not many 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.  We Have TU&m All  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  Kootenay Wire Works Go.  Manufacturers of .Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 4  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET  NELSON, B.C. The   Nelson   Tr.towtie.  NEW MINING ASSOCIATION  IS ROASTED TO A TURN.  the province as any man  in Victoria,  and   certainly   a   much  better   understanding of these laws than any man  connected   with    the    department   of  mines, not excepting even the head of  the department,  has taken  the right  stand   against the   recently   organized  Provincial   Mining   Association.     The  Colonist says the association starts out  by warning people that British Columbia is not a good field in which to make  investments in mines, because the mining industry is so loaded down with burdens that, the capital already invested  has ceased to yield  profits,  and  that  these burdens are attributable to unwise legislation.    Such a statement, the  Colonist says, is not only untrue,  but  unwise to mane even if based on facts.  An association whose first effort is in  the direction of   scattering   broadcast  most glaring falsehoods should  not be  encouraged even by those  who believe  the   mining laws of British  Columbia  could be changed to tho advantage of  the mining industry.   One" of the Col  onist's editorials is as follows:  The Victoria Colonist,  whose editor, statement therein   made.   I am very  was a resident of Kootenay for nearly Hoath to believe that the statement in  ten years and who probablv has as good ! quesfcon is the opinion of the mining  an understanding of the mining laws of  ?:*" nfhfe?y *n8t,?1T,,tal 1�� ?? pr��"10-  6 tion of the organization.    It it is, and is  an indication of their accuracy and discretion in dealing with mining matters  in the future, then I am of the opinion  it would be of advantage to the mining  industry if they would at once cease  their efforts. Among other objects set  forth at their preliminary meeting,  that of inducing the investment of outside capital in British Columbia mines,  was the chief. What a remarkable inducement is placed before capitalists to  invest in our mines in the statement  under consideration ! What an excellent addition it would make toa proposal  or prospectus to  be presented  for the  g&a&a*.* &&&&&&&&0% aas-fefefe a^s-^M^ft^  MINERAL TAXATION.  "One of the chief matters which those  who condemn the mining conditions in  British Columbia base their condemnation is the tax of two per cent, upon  mineral output, and the great objection  to the two per cent, tax is that it prejudices the mining and treatment, of  low grade ores. The Boundary district  of British Columbia produces the lowest grade ores in the province. During  tlie year 1902 it produced over 500,000  tons of ore, and we venture to s^ly that  the total contribution of all the mines  in that country to the revenue of the  province, through the two per cent,  tax, was under $2,500, or LESS THAN  ONE-HALF OF ONE CENT PER  TON. Does not this fact (we believe, it  to be a fact, and sooner or later it will  be susceptible of direct proof or 'disproof) completely demolish the arguments as to mining conditions in British Columbia derived from the two per  cent, tax? If tlie people who are making all this fuss about the detriment  this tax causes to the mining industry  wish to substantiate their case, whv do  they not go to the Granby Consolidated  Company and the B. C. Copper Company and ask them for a sworn statement of their contribution to the provincial revenue under the,two per cent,  tax. These are the two lowest grade  mines in the province. If the statements made by the pessimists are correct, the tax must hit them worse than  anybody else. Let those agitators produce the figures for which we have  asked, and show by indisputable demonstration the injury this tax is to the  mining industry. Surely that is a fair  request. Will they do it? AVe trow  not. It may be said that if the. tax is  such a trivial matter, and such a fuss is  made about it, why not abolish it altogether? That we believe to lie very  much the view of the present government. But the agitation will not stop  there.   The agitators have an invincible  .method. "They raise a hue and cry  about some matter of legislation in  order to cover up their own mistakes,  and when driven into a corner they say,  -^Of-course-there-is-reall3'-nothing:in-it-;  but consider the bad effect it is having  on outside capital." All the time it is  not the matter of legislation, but themselves, who are having the bad effect  upon outside capital. This process may  be indefinitely repeated over any matter under the sun. And it will'be indefinitely repeated until the people of  this country, hopeful, energetic and ih-  .dustrious, make it perfectly plain to all  concerned that they are governing  British Columbia, and not a job lot of  pessimistic calamity howlers."  The people of Victoria are great on  writing letters to the newspapers when  important questions are up for discussion, and the newly organized Provincial Mining Association comes in for  its share of criticism from these letter  writters. The following is one of the  letters, and it shows that its writer ii  well posted on the conditions that prevail in British Columbia regarding the  mining industry:   *  MINING   ASSOCIATION.  "The Editor of The Colonist���Sir:  Your editorial comments anent^the  opening paragraph of the letter to the  public, issued by the embryotic mining  association, are timely and fully warranted by the remarkable   inaccurate  consideration of an intending investor  And how frequently will'that same  unfortunate assertion be presented by  an investor to a promoter! Certainly  the Mining Association has started its  career by the perpetration of a huge  blunder. Let us hope that steps will  be immediately taken to rectify it.  "If themines of British Columbia are  discredited    without   our borders,   we  have the mining men  and  their newspaper organs cheifly to blame, aud their  efforts have   been  ably aided  by  the  promoters'of "wildcats" and the 'stock  manipulator.   For the past two years  or more the press of Yale and Kootenay  have been decrying the  mining laws,  and  continually reaffirming   that the  two per cent tax was a deteriment to  mining    development.      Irresponsible  writers have dinned  the same  tale of  woe into  the ears of  the British and  American public through the  medium  of   the   foreign    press.     Triflers   like  Kirby     have      prepared     misleading  papers   on the   same   subject,  which  have,    been    widely    published.     Incompetent or- extravagant   or  stock-  manipulating   mine     managers    have  shielded  themselves behind  the same  excuse.    What wonder then   with   this  wholesale chorus crying "sticking fish"  that^ the   mines   and   mining  of this  province are viewed abroad with distrust  and a determination to keep out of such  an unattractive field !    And yet so soon  as the Le Roi was placed under honest  and competent  management, and- with  the price of copper much  lower than  lormerly,that company is enable  not  only to pay this alleged iniquitous' two  per cent tax,   but became according to  a Rossland dispatch, practically  out of  debt, and earned bv the mine and smelter the sum of $1-OOO'.OOO in 1902. ' Equally  satisfactory results have been  achieved  by o,ther mining companies when their  operations were conductedQon honest  business lines.    For some months  past  there   has    been   a   very   satisfactory  change in  tue  attitude of the mining  press" of the   Interior.   The hard  and  unprosperous times   of the past  two  years   are    changing   to   a   period   of  prosperity, and-both mining press and  people are consequently  feeling more  cheerful and reasonable.   It is greatly  to be regretted therefore* that the new  Mining Association    should  have  pei-  mitted so unwarranted  and injurious  a  statement as that contained  in   the  opening  paragraph   of   their   circular  letter, to be published broadcast.  "The mining industry is no sooner rid  of one unnecessary evil than another is  thrust upon it by the" very people who  should be the last to perpetrate it. The  cry against the two per cent, tax has,  through constant misrepresentation,  become an actual detriment to the mining industry, because of the false impression that has been created in the  minds of outside investors to ft. It will,  -therelorcj-be-necessarj'-for- the���Legislature to devise some --ther method of collecting the inconsiderable amount of  revenue paid by the metalliferous  mines. That it will be satisfactory to  the mine owners is very doubtful, for it  would appear that all and sundry engaged in the industry of depleting the  province of its mineral wealth are willing that every other industry shall be  taxed for their special benefit. How  ever, when the change is made, it is  sincerely to be hoped that the mine  "knockers," both journalistic and nondescript, will give the industry a chance  to recover from their'former disastrous  efforts.  "That there are changes necessary in  that portion of the Mining Act regulating placer mining, I fully believe; and  if the Mining Association deals with the  question in a proper spirit,  by taking  into consideration the general interests  of the country and the industry itself,  as well as their individual and  selfish  interests, the government and Legislature will most assuredly  receive  their  recommendations and  pass the necessary legislation   to   afford   relief from  present conditions.   In   the meantime  let them abandon the rotten policy of  decrying law and law-makers and  give  their, time and attention to suggesting  amendments to the law which  the experience of the past few years has shown  to be necessary to the advancement of  the industry. Investob."    I  ���*.  .��9  4?  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  ;49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  f.  ��9  49  49  49  D.J. ROBERTSON & CO.  Igssgssgggssgsgssesssssss  FURNITURE  DEALERS  and..  FUNERAL  DIRECTORS.  PARLOR SETS OUR SPECIALTY THIS WEEK.  ,.#;\. r ��� .        ���.������������     .      ;���:...���;.������-  77." .   ���  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.  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The Bar is stocked with good Wines j GE0  c  tunstall, JR.  and Liquors and Cigars. ' I District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  -**  GELIGNITE . . .  The Strongest and Best Explosive in the Market  ******* HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY...  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining & Blasting Powder ?  XHe   Nelson   Trilbi-me.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  MEAT  MERCHANTS  HEAD OFFICE and COLD STORAGE PLANT AT NELSON.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver,  Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Rossland,  Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrook, Fernie and Macleod. '  NELSON BRANCH MARKET, BURNS BLOCK, BAKER ST.  45#r"Orders by mail to any* Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  ASK FOR.  .xWCOCOSW-K  OLD SETTLER'S PURE  MAPLE SYRUP  Put up in Quarts, Half Gallon and One Gallon Cans.  J. A. IRVING & GO.  Houston Block, Nelson.  Groceries and Provisions  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.  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE.  old GURiosiTr shop, Josephine sireei, Nelson  Special Sale for  One Week Only  In all our stock of  Upholstered Chairs,  Leather, Ve'lour and  Tapestry.   :    :    :    :  We invite inspection of all our High-Grade Goods.  D. McArthur & Co.   SSSSS^T  ^MfllfP Tuckett Cigar Co.'s   ( MONOGRAM  OlTlUlVC^i ��� ��� ���   Union Label Cigars  { MARGUERITE  Geo. E. Tuckett's Cigarettes ( KARNACK  ���- Only Union-Made Cigarette in  Canada    (   T. & D.  w. j. McMillan &_ co.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT.  Bom in Nelson on Sunday, January  31st, 1903, to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bosquet  of Vernon street, a daughter.  Born in Nelson on Wednesday, Jan.  21st, J903, to Mr. and Mrs. John A.  Kirkpatriek, of Mill street, a son.  Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Byers returned to Nelson on Monday from Boston. They were accompanied by a boy,  who in a few years .will be imagining he  is as big a man as his daddy.  On his return from Victoria, John  Houston was presented with an 18-  pound turkey by a lady who lives in the  East ward, merely-to show her appreciation of his sucoessful effort in securing  the site for the power station on Kootenay river.' Mr. Houston immediately  wired half the turkey to L. A. Campbell  of Rossland, merely to show that he  was willing to share the good" things of  this earth with the energetic manager  of the West Kootenay Power and Light  Company.-  AGENTS FOR B.C.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  kD o ��� ��� ���  Baker Street,  NELSON.  Lighted by* Electricity and  Heated with Hot Air. . . \  Large and comfortable Bedrooms and.  first-class Dining Room. Sample Rooms  for Commercial Men.    -  '    RATES $2 PER DAY.  Mrs. E. G. Clarke  Proprietress.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ld.  REAL   ESTATE  and  GENERAL  AGENTS  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.C.  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker of First-Class Hand-flade Boots  and Shoes. . . . Repairing- Neatly and  Promptly Done.' . . . Satisfaction guaranteed in all work.  Ward St., next new Post Office Bids:., Nelson.  In-1897, the first-year Nelson was in-  c< mora ted, James' A. Gilker ran as a  candidate for alderman on the Houston^  ticket and headed ..the poll: The new  municipality,hadn't a dollar in its treasury, audit wanted to own its own waterworks. It bought,the existing waterworks system from, the owners, and. paid  ���them spot cash. ,'.'Jim" was on the  note that raised the cash. Last week  money was needed,to secure a site for a  power station for the Corporation of the  City of Nelson. James A.-Gilker was  ,the financial magnate who stood behind  the man who secured the site. ''Jim'!  isn't much when it comes to making  speeches, but his name is good when  signed .to a check. It is just possible  that James Arthur-Gilker may pull the  switch that will send the first electric  current to Nelson from the big power  station that is to be built on Kootenay  river, and that he will be mayor of  Nelson when he pulls tbeswitch. Everything comes to those who can wait,  ��a.  XHE-BA  Nestle's Food  40  Nestle's Swiss Milk   25  Horlick's Malted Milk, large   --.--___._ 80  Horliek's Malted Milk, hospital -_.  ..- _$3.00  ^_^     Mellin's Food, large    -- - _-.--..  80  <gy     Castoria-                                25  Steedman's Powders --_.- 35  Stedman's Powders- ���:_-__ "__._ ___ 30  g_MMj_MB_M__^_M_jw_tfB_M.-_-MM>_-_uir'-*r__B^ iniriMiTiiT^riai-riniiTi-niii-i' n iii-MMifi_ninni iti irir-r-%-r''rrir",*if-r*'T''*'j���'TT__  AND ALL OTHER BABY REQUISITES AT COST  W* F.TEETZ  K*^^d_^^ _0t^t _^P% J0?9 Am^mjmm^' 0m^* Am^* ^__^ -^_^T ^!_\* ^S* ^^* ^-_^?___Z____mm_ *f_��_TB ^^M. '^-Sr ^^^ ^WvZ "***** _j__ST ^VUmi^wL* ^1^* ^^*  ^*   ^������^- ^���^^^���^^^^^^^P^^_*^-'^*^*******^*^^-*^^-*^^S*^^*^%k*^^k*^^h,^^^<^^*^  JACOB DOVER  THE  JEWELER  Aberdeen J31k.  NELSON  m  OVERCOATS  Less than cost.  For the next  ten days I will sell all Over-  coats in stock at less than IS  wholesale prices. : : Prices  ranging from $4.50 to $18.  J. A. GILKER  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Limited  NELSON, B.C.  GROCERIES  . . . AND . . .  PROVISIONS  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Limited  NELSON, B. C.  StarkejL&Xo.  Wholesale Provisions  Produce-andEruits: -:-  ( R. A. Rogers & Co., Ltd., Winnipeg  Representing < N. K. Fairbank Co.,    -    Montreal  ( Simcoe Canning Co.  ��   =   Simcoe  Office and Warehouse,  Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  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., Nelson.  Madden House  Baker and Ward Streets  NELSON, B.C.  Centrally Located       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS MADDEN,  Proprietor.  NOTICE.  AJOT1CE is hereby given-that, at the nextses-  j-\ sion 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 parts of'the Province.  DOUGLAS CREIGHTON,  Secretary of the Company.


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