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 tribune  Satvirday Morning, January 17, 1903  THE PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE'S PARTY GARRY THE DAY IN THE ELEGTIONS AT NELSON  DR. W. 0. ROSE DEFEATS W. W. BEER FOR! MAYOR BY 179 MAJORITY IN A VOTE OF 651  On Thursday   tbe   solid   men   and  women of Nelson repudiated the people  who believe themselves to be the "best  people" in Nelson.   The repudiation was  done so quietly that the "best people"  know that no  double-meaning can be  attached to it.   W. W. Beer was the can-  diate of the "best people" for the office  of mayor, and he was snowed under at  the ballot-box.    The    greatest   fall of  snow was in the East ward, the ward in  whicli   Mr.   Beer   resides.     The   snowfall commenced*"at 9 o'clock in the forenoon and continued steadily until 7.30  in the evening, and when measurements  were taken, W. W. Beer was found to  be in a pile of ballots, of which 128 were  under him and 282 on top of him. These  ballots were cast without friction, Mr.  Beer's scrutineers  being R.   S.  Lennie  and C. A. Waterman.   They objected to  .three persons, and all three voted for  Dr. Rose for mayor.   In the West ward,  Mr. Beer made a better showing, as he  had 108 "votes to 133 for his opponent.  His scrutineer in that ward was W. A.  Macdonald,   K.  C,  who  objected  'co  a  number of persons voting, but none of  ���them took the objections seriously, and  they all voted for Dr. Rose.  Both   candidates    had   workers,, and  ')they brought out the full vote;: but Beer  was not a popular candidate, and the  normal majority of 35 that the element  behind .him can always rely on in that  ward was changed to a majority of 25 for  his. opponent.    In  the East  ward  the  opponents^ of the element that favored  Beer's candidacy    have   always had a  normal majority of 50 and that majority  ��� is now nearer 100, but Beer was defeated by 154/"- Mr.. Beer was not a popular  candidate; the methods of the men who  managed his campaign are not popular*;  and the principles he and they advocate  . are not popular.   On the other hand. Dr.  Rose    is    popular as a physician;   the  J methods of the men who managed his  campaign   are  open  and  above  board;  and the principles they advocate.are in  line  with  good  municipal .government.  The vote for mayor was as below:  Rose.   Beer.  East ward      282 328  Westward      133        108  Total       415 *      236  Majority for Rose    179  While the Progressive- People's JParty  'had a walkover in their fight for mayor,  they came within an ace* of losing the  fruits   of their  victory.     In   the. West  ���ward, they believed they had an even  ���break for one if not two of their candidates for aldermen. They lost all  three. Alec Dow, who was looked on  as their strongest man, was at the foot  of  the poll.    Captain  McMorris  might  "have pulled through had he spent a  couple of days shaking Hands with his  neighbors; but he hadn't the time, and  probably hadn't the inclination. Tho  other candidate^ David MacKay, made  little or no effort to get acquainted with  the people whose  names were on the  voters' list, and he went down to defeat.  Mr. Dow accepted the nomination on  Saturday afternoon; left the same afternoon on the Rossland train and was  not again in Nelson until polling day.  The result of the poll is given below:  Dow    93 | Selous  ..122  Mackay  .,  McMorris  . 95  .105  Bird ...........136  Hamilton   .... .145  Average   ... 98 j       Average 134  In the East ward the element known  as the Progressive People's Party, is  strong. They have always carried the  ward, and they carried it on Thursday  against a combination that appeared for  a time to be a winning one. This combination was made up'of the mem who  want to put the fire department in the  hands of the Bradley-Steele crowd, and  the men who place Dominion party  politics and trades unionism above every  other consideration. The man for whom  this combination worked was W. G. Gillett, who is a contractor. But the Progressive People's Party .organization was  too strong for the combination, and  Gillett fell 34 votes short. The vote  was as below:  tician. Mr. Annable and Dr. Arthur  both did work. The result was as follows:  Hamilton  Smith ....  Average .  Annable .  McKillop   321  ....413  ....367  Wallace  Arthur   .  .181  .326  Average  ...254  ................377   426  Morrison   ... ..217  Irving   ........253  Kirkpatriek .. .272  Miller. ........7114  Bartlett    122  Gillett... 183  Average    247 | Average   140  In the West ward,.Dr. Rose received  1' vote less than- the average vote polled  for the Beer aldermanic ticket and 35  votes more than the average of his  party's aldermanic ticket Beer, on the  other hand, received 10 vote's more than  the average of the Progressive People's  Party aldermanic ticket, and 26 less than  the average of his own aldermanic  ticket.  In the East ward, Dr. Rose received  35 votes more than the average polled  for his party's aldermanic ticket and 142  ���more than the, average polled for the  Beer aldermanic ticket. On the other  hand, Beer received 12 votes less than  the average vote polled for his.own aldermanic ticket, and 119 less than the  .average vote polled for the Progressive  People's Party aldermanic ticket. These  figures show that Dr. Rose was 70 votes  stronger than the general average of the  six men who ran on the.: same'.'ticket,,-' and  that Mr. Beer was 38 votes weaker than  the general average of the six men who  ran for aldermen' on his own ticket.  These figures show that Dr. Rose could  not have been^ defeated by anyone  brought out by, the* element- *<*:ho< sup-,  ported Mr. Beer. . They also show that  anyone brought out by the Progressive  People's Party for mayor would have  been  elected.  The fight for school trustees was a  close one. There were two combinations. .One had for candidates Annable,  Arthur, McKillop, and Wallace; the  Other had Annable, Hamilton, McKillop,  and Smith. Annable, Arthur, and McKillop were standing for re-election, and  Wallace sought the position. On Monday Fred H. Smith and Robert J. Hamilton were placed in nomination. Mr.  Hamilton made no canvass, neither did  Mr. Smith.   Mr. McKillop is not a poli-  Average -.-. .'..-..��� ......402  The two names that were in both  combinations got 35 votes more than ttie  average vote polled for Hamilton and  Smith and 138 more than the average  polled for Wallace and Arthur. Messrs.  McKillop, Smith/and Annable, being:the  three highest, were elected for the 2-  years term, arid Dr. Arthur (having 5  votes more than R. J. Hamilton) was  elected to fill Dr. Hall's unexpired term.  The victory of the Progressive Party  was fittingly celebrated.during the evening. By the, time the polls closed, at  7.30 o'clock, a dense crowd lined Baker  and Josephine streets, and there was  no end to the good-natured banter to  which the candidates were submitted  whenever they showed themselves. With  respect to the contest for mayor it did  not require.an announcement from the  returning officer or his deputy in order  to let the crowd know whether it was  Rose or Beer. The election of the: former had been virtually"conceded early  in the day by ail save the managers of  -the Beer campaign, who were interested  in keeping up the courage of their supporters in order to prevent a landslide.  The polling, booth in the West ward  was the first centre of ���; interest, where,  by reason of the lighter vote polled the  earliest announcement of the voting, was  to be expected. The crowd' was about  evenly-divided between Rose ; andTBeer  supporters. The" former were anxious  to see how their candidate had run in  what was admittedly the stronghold of  the Beer forces, and the latter were  waiting to see what sized majority they  could take down into the east ward -to  offset the solid vote they feared would  be against them across -Ward street.  Half an hour after the poll closed the  vote in the mayoralty contest was announced. When the figures were posted  up on the window showing a majority  of 25 for Rose the supporters of the  doctor sent up a volley of cheers which  was heard all over town, and an army  of small boys started for the Beer committee-rooms'-with' old "cans'and any-"  thing with which they could -make/a  noise to give the defeated candidate  and his supporters the music that was  coming to them.  The unexpected strength developed, by  Dr. Rose in the West ward put his  supporters in high feather, as in the  election last year their opponents had  carried the ward with a7riiajority. of 45,  and bets were offered at all kinds of  odds that Rose would have an aggregate  majority of 150 or more. There was a  .feeling of a landslide in the air, however, and very few were found who were  prepared to take the chance -with , the  short end.   One Rose man got a taker  on a bet which had a strong flavor of tho  race track. It was $200 to f 20 that Rose  would have a majority of 100, and inside -of. ten minutes the Rose man had  swelled" his wad with the Beer end of the  bet. The crowd;meantime had traveled down to the polling, booth on Josephine street, and fifteen; ihinutes after the  result in the Wdst.ward had been announced, the result in the big ward was  announced. It was an eye-opener for all  save those who h|ad the management of  the Rose campaign in1 hand, giving the  Progressive Party candidate a majority  of 154, or an increase of 125 over the  majority secured ',by candidate Kirkpatriek in the municipal campaign of the  previous year.  The fortunes of, the party's aldermanic  candidates then claimed the attention  of the crowd, which during the half-  hour had been steadily growing in numbers, and back to the West ward the  march began. The workers of the party  had hopes of electing at least one of the  aldermen in the ..ward, and "with their  ticket leading by ,25 there were visions  of two victorious Progressives. The  aldermanic vote'i)i; the-West ward was  announced about 18.45 o'clock. It .contained the only consolation the contest  held for the silk -stockings. It showed  their three candidates leadin-j���Hamilton, Bird and }_elous, in the order  named���with captain McMorris, the top  man of the Progressives, some 17 votes  behind Selous, and Dave .McKay and  Alec Dow some 10^ votes behind him.  The Beer party "tried their best to*  make it appear asj if they liked the way  the contest had gone. A few of them  foregathered at the Beer committee  rooms. The successful candidates made  short speeches in; which they thanked  those who had supported them, and  then each in turriiplaced his little,sprig  of forget-me-not*: on the newly-rmade  grave which covered. the hopes of their  mayoralty candidate. Then the director'  of the campaign,'W. A. Macdonald, K.  C, made one^ of his usual speeches,  and the proceedings were brought to a  close by the-candidate reading his own  epitaph, in the course of which he said  he would sobner-be defeated with the  support of the";men "who had supported  him than win" with .the support of the  men who had contributed to the election  of his opponent.*'  The result of the-voting on the aldermanic ticket in the East ward was not  known until. 9130,;.**-,s."an. adjournment -had.  been-taken-'for refreshments. Throughout the day the candidature of. ex-alderman Gillett had given the Progressives  more or less concern, as they feared he J  might.break into, the workingmen's: vote,  but with their lead of 150 odd for the  head of their ticket in the ward, they  started upon the counting of the ballots  with every confidence. The count had  not proceeded very,'far before it was  apparent "that the race for third place  on the ticket would be between Morrison  and Gillett. The latter had evidently  polled a strong vote during the latter  part of the day, and for a while he had  a lead over Morrison. Then he gave  way,, and when the-middle of the day's  voting was reached Morrison was in the  lead by a few votes and gained steadily  till the end. This was the chief Interest in the contest and the progress of  the battle of ballots was bulletined every  five minutes in the Progressive Party's  committee rooms.. It was not until  about two-thirds of the ballots had been  counted that the Progressives were sure  of the election of their third man. Morrison by this .time was leading Gillett  by 26 votes and he gained slowly until  he had a lead of 34 on the completion  of the count, and it was a solid Progressive ticket in the" East ward against  a solid; Beer; ticket in the West.-  With the completion of the count, in  the aldermanic contest in the East; ward  the celebration of the victors in the  main contest began to take, form: .They  formed up in front of the Progressive  Party committee rooms with the band  at their head and a long line of flaming  brooms. All of the candidates were  seated in sleighs, and as the procession  moved off they waved their acknowledgments to their shouting and cheering  supporters.  In the procession was an effigy o'f  the defeated candidate. It. was over a  barrell and was decorated with one eye  betraying a wealth of color. The effigy  bore the motto: "Beer, Over the Barrel,  Not in It," and was received with;roars  of laughter from the spectators as the  procession moved along.  The procession made the circuit of  the principal streets and then brought  up again at the committee rooms, where  short speeches were made by the mayor-  elect, James Wilks, the successful- candidates in the East ward, and Alec Dow,  one of the defeated candidates of the  party in the West ward. After this the  band and a large number of procession- i  ists made a trip to tne residence of Dr.  Rose, where a jubilee was kept up for j  another half- hour. I  At 2 o'clock all the boys had gone to \  be'd who were willing to go, and those ;  who were not willing to go told how" the I  victory-had been won to men who-were J  willing to hear such stories-as long as ;  there was a beer in sight. .J  Malone, and Charles Hillyer, aldermen  from the East ward, all by acclamation.  In the West ward there was a contest  for aldermen, and the result was as follows:  Thomas Madden   ...  J. A. Gilker   E. P. Whalley    Dr.iE. C. Arthur   A. H. Clements    Prank Fletcher      81  67  67  42  33  33  RESULT  IN 1899.  Neelands. Houston.  (East  ward           126 130  West ward  96  222  85  215  Neelands' majority      7  Aldermen, East Ward.  H.   B.   Thompson     140  G.  F.  Beer   *.  140  Charles Hillyer     130  P. E. Wilson   125  J. J. Malone  *  110  T.   M.  Ward     100  Aldermen, West Ward.  Frank Fletcher   120  A. L. McKillop  114  J. A. Kirkpatriek  93  R. M. Macdonald   92  Thomas Madden   84  E. P. Whalley  65  RESULT IN 1900.  Houston. Fletcher.  East  ward           204 -  ��� 165  AVest ward          103 131  Houston's majority        11  Aldermen, East Ward.  Dr. G. A. B. Hall     265  W.   J.   Wilson        230  Chris Morrison   ���-  202  J. A. Irving  ."/��� 201  Hamilton Byers   '���' 186  Aldermen, West Ward. * - -  A. L. McKillop   174  William Irvine' '.  166  Dr. E. C. "Arthur  -  166.  Thomas Madden .'.  13."  Arthur Ferland   87  Aldermen, West Ward.  John Hamilton   192  Harold Selous   175  T. J. Scanlan   127  John  Elliot     125  D. C. McMorris    .-  314  School Trustees.  Dr. G. A. B. Hall   409 '  F.  W. Swannell ..."  331  Dr.  E.  C.  Arthur    '322'  A.  L.  McKillop     31g  J. A. Annable ;  304  J.   F.  Weir     270  ���O'Vl  US  IS*  'vM  mm  THE RESULT AT KASLO.*   ^  There was a hot fight at Kaslo .this  year.   During the year four of Kaslo's  commercial  houses  consolidated  under  the firm name of Byers-Giegerich-Green "  Company, - Limited,    of    which R.* -P.** *  Green, M.P.P., is a director.   Mr. Green,  is a good deal of a politician, and is .a7>  staunch supporter of the party that is .'  doing its best to oust the Prior gov-   -  ernment from power.   He, so It is-said,-- -  induced A. T. Garland to make the race **  for mayor against F. _E. Archer, ^who"';'  was the candidate of all    the    forces ?f  opposed  to Green    commercially    and*-***-*  politically.   The result was as follows:'"*  Archer  ."    '99^-  Garland    \..  ', 87"'  Majority for Archer ;i2;  The aldermen were elected by accla-"< Jfl  mation. . For school trustee A..'H.: ^m2\  Brown received 94'votes and W. J."' 3 fill  Green" 90. -     *. ''  "*f|  *f!-3*>.'f I  ffeif  ���*%f  1  ��� FIRST  ELECTION  IN  1897.  , '*   " ���     Mayor. |  John "Houston *. ~. "...    299  John 'A. Turner' ".'..   204 !  _.. _Houston's ���-majority;-. -...-. .'..-.'*.. .V 95:!  Aldermen  J. A. Gilker   368  Alec   Dow    :.., 307  J. J. Malone    294  W. .F. Teetzel   >  287  Frank  Fletcher    7. .7 .. 273  Charles' Hillyer ,  250  A. C. Buchanan   '  230  Dr. E. C. Arthur  :  217  C. W. West  213  P.  J.7Russell���'.'... .......77..:. 165  E. C. Traves  118  F. J.  Farlev    102,'  RESULT IN 1901.  In 1901, Frank Fletcher was elected  mayor by acclamation. J. A. Irving,  John Paterson, and W. G. Gillett were  elected aldermen from the East ward  by acclamation, and John Hamilton,.  Thomas- Madden, "and1 Harold' Selous" by  acclamation from the West ward.  RESULT IN ,1898. j  In   1898,   John   Houston  was   elected I  mayor,  ; and    W.F.  Teetzel,  John  J. -j  RESULT  IN  1902.    .  Fletcher.   Kirkpatriek.  East ward      170 199  West ward       142 97  312 296  Fletcher's majority   16  Aldermen, East Ward.  R. W. Drew .... .."....... .7 220  Chris   Morrison    .  7.;." 208  John A. Irving ...... ..... 203  W. J. Wilson   A................... 189  W. G. Gillett .......7............. 179.j  John  Paterson  ................... 124  THE  RESULT AT  ROSSLAND.^  The  municipal   contest at Rossland  appears to have been mixed.   The Evening World, which is supposed to voice j  the views of the workingmen--of-iRoss-^l  land,- .supported" the-;candidacy^,bfrJblin1s*L_  S.. Clute,. who^jwas -seeking'tre^el-jctldn^Si^  as��� mayor. -' The*Miner,',whictiviS'hoitileSafeM  _to labor.organizations,,appeared^ to-sup-^^k  port the candidacy of. John .Dean*, "and, '$"n"Pp$  Dean was elected.   The "result, is given .-'*s*m\  Dean. ClutelV V'-#1  :*355i-i*X326!-.!SS|  below:  East ward  West ward  ,    Majority, for Dean A..'. Y. ���fr_*29  .  ?-^1VAidermen/'East'"Ward.X'     ," - *-  Thomas rH.-* Armstrong     184  Peter John McKichan      174.  Alexander-Dunlop     157  James Chambers 7. ,, 164  Aldermen, West.Ward.  Harry  Daniel    \ 210  Thomas  Embleton       188  George Talbot      140 ���"  Angus 'J. McDonell  .*...-��� 125 -  Arthur  Pendray         63 --  School Trustees.  Peter Ronald McDonald   365  Charles E. Gillan   328  Judge W. J. Nelson  .. *. , 295   ,  James  Twaddle     222  Wilson  Pyper     205  L0RNE  A.  CAMPBELL  DOES   NOT LIKE A GOLD COMMISSIONER'S DECISION  ���*\ _*#*���  The application of L. A. Campbell,  manager of the West Kootenay Power  TSTCiglit-Company, for a lease of~the~  mill site on the south side of Kootenay  river, came up before gold commissioner  Renwick on Tuesday morning.  The mill site sought by Mr. Campbell  is the one which has been in dispute for  the past two years between the City of  Nelson and the West Kootenay Power  & Light Company, and is said to be the  only desirable site for a power station  on Kootenay river that has not been  already gobbled up by the West Kootenay Power & Light Company or its  agents.  The ground in dispute was first:staked  by the power company as a mill, site  under the Mineral Act, and about the  same time the City of Nelson staked the  site under the Land Act, and as applications under the Land Act'come up  for their hearing in 30 days, whereas  applications under the Mineral Act do  not come up until 60 days have elapsed,  the city's application was heard flrst,  and the site desired by the city .was surveyed and the survey of the same was  accepted by the government.  When the application of the power  company came up it was held by the  government that the land sought by the  power company fell within the Columbia & Western railway reserve, and the  application of the power company was  accordingly thrown out. This reserve,  while it acted as a barrier to the granting of a mill site within its boundaries, contained the usual provision  common to railway reserves of providing' for the entry of free miners and  the staking of mineral claims therein.  Mr. Campbell accordingly staked the  mill site as a mineral claim in May,  1901, some four months after the application for the mill site was rejectee,  and in connection therewith made the  required affidavit as to the finding of  mineral in place. As the mineral claim  was staked the mill site fell about in  the centre of it, and the requisite assessment work for the keeping alive of the  mineral claim was performed on. the  site desired by the City of Nelson for  the location of its power plant.  The reserve which it was alleged covered the mill site did not act as a bar  rier to the purchase of the land by the  city as firBt-class agricultural land> but.  the city was unable to get the government to take any action with respect to  its application for the land-until last  summer, when a hearing was secured  before the chief commissioner of lands,  and works. At this hearing it -was  determined that there was no reserve  upon the land, and the original application of Mr. Campbell was recognized.  In the meantime Mr. Campbell had  caused the necessary work to be done  upon the ground under the Mineral Act  and had an application pending for a  crown grant of the site as a mineral  claim, but. this, too, was withheld by the  government as the granting of it would  defeat the application of the city of  Nelson for the power- site, as the site  desired by the city was on the ledge of  the mineral claim and was the site  selected by Mr. Campbell for the working of the said claim. The three conflicting applications for the land were  then allowed to remain in abeyance until  December last.-when it was decided to  refer the application of Mr. Campbell  back to the gold commissioner at Nelson to deal with under the provisions  of the Mineral Act. One of these provisions precludes the granting of a lease  for a mill site over land which is known  to contain mineral, and before a lease  is granted the applicant is required V)  satisfy the gold commissioner that the  land is of a non-mineral character.  The difficulty in which Mr. Campbell  found himself in proving to the satisfaction of the gold commissioner that the  land did not contain mineral was created by himself in the location of the  mineral claim over the mill site, and in  the filing of the affidavit which accompanied his application for a crown  grant of the mineral claim after the expenditure of ?500 in the development  of the said mineral claim.  At the hearing before the gold commissioner, on Tuesday. Mr. Campbell  appeared in his own behalf, and the  City of Nelson was represented in Its  opposition to the granting of the lease  applied for by Mr. Campbell by P. E.  Wilson, city solicitor, mayor Fletcher,  city engineer McCulloch, and John Mc-  Latchie ,who had made the surveys of  the power site applied for by the city.  Mr. Campbell stated that he was ready  j_L-_____l_d7___t&._tJ__lMaring,._bu.t.jt-_Bpon  developed that his readiness was limited to a readiness to accept delivery of  a lease for a mill site, and not to satisfy the commissioner that he was entitled to receive the same under the provisions of the Mineral Act.  Mr. Campbell in presenting his case  reviewed the circumstances connected  with the staking of the mill site, and  the rejection of the application by the  gold commissioner on the ground that  the land was covered by a reserve and  therefore not open to the staking of a  mill site under the Mineral Act, but in  view of the present; hearing he would  consider that the original application  was still in abeyance.  Gold Commissioner���Assuming that  your application is in abeyance, it; is  up to you as the applicant for the mill  site to show that the land ap'plied for  does not contain mineral, in accordance  with the provisions of.the Mineral Act.  Mr. Campbell���We have no proof that  there is mineral in the land.  Mr. Wilson���The facts of the case are  this very land which is now applied for  as a mill site has been located by Mr.  Campbell as a mineral claim. The inference therefore is that the land does  contain mineral and it is for Mr. Campbell to satisfy you. Mr. Commissioner,  that it is non-mineral in its character.  The Mineral Act specifically requires  this.  The gold commissioner asked Mr.  Campbeil if he had a plan showing the  relative positions of the mill site and  the Iron Age mineral claim. To this  Mr. Campbell replied that he had not,  and that he understood the hearing  would deal with the mill site only.  Gold Commissioner���You must see,  Mr. Campbell, that before a lease can  be given for this mill site you must satisfy the gold commissioner that the  land does not contain mineral.  Mr. Campbell���There is only one way  to prove that there is no mineral there  and that is to keep on working. A surface showing may prove to be nothing  but a pocket. We might go on to a  further body of ore but it. might take  from 30 to 60 days to prove lt.  Gold Commissioner���What Knowledge  have you, Mr. Campbell, as to the point  on the mineral claim at which the devel  opment work was done?.  Mr. J. ampbell���It jwas done' somewhere^  about the centre of the mill site.  . Mr. Campbell in answer to further  questions by Mr. Wilson, admitted that  the work done upon the mineral claim  was performed a few feet away from the  discovery post of the said mineral  claim.  Mr. Wilson���Surely this is an instance  where the onus is upon the applicant to  prove to your satisfaction that there is  no mineral on the land.  Mr. Campbell���We are willing to go  ahead as we are. If we find mineral  then we will have a mineral claim and  will work it. If we do not have a mineral claim we will have a mill site.  Gold Commissioner���In other words,  Mr. Campbell, you want two strings to  your bow so that you can win your point  whichever way it goes.  Mr. Campbell���No. We applied for a  mill site before we knew there was  mineral there. Afterwards we thought  we had mineral, but now we. cannot say  whether there is mineral there or not.  Gold Commissioner���You must see  your limitations under the Mineral Act,  and to secure a lease you must satisfy  the commissioner that, the land is non-  mineral in character.  Mr. Campbell���I would like to take  the advice of some eminent expert before I said whether there was mineral  there or not.  Gold Commissioner���If you apply for  land under the Mineral Act you must,  comply with the provisions of the act.  Your difficulty comes in in having  staked as a mineral claim land which  under your first application you said did  not contain mineral.  Mr. Campbell���If you will grant me  30 days I will prove it to you one way  or the other.  Gold Commissioner���In the taking of  the ground up as a mineral claim you  have made an affidavit that the ground  does contain  mineral.  Mr. Campbell���How do you know we  have not extracted all the mineral there  was in the ground.  Mr. Wilson���You have .stated, Mr.  Campbell, that the work upon the claim  was done at the discovery post.  Mr. Campbell���Yes. That is within a  few feet of it, anyway,  Mr. Wilson then said that in view of  the admissions of Mr. Campbell there  jwas^no^otheri_co.ursesjopfin^than_to^refuse=  the application of Mr; Campbell. There  was the admission that the work was  done near the discovery post. After an  expenditure of ?500 in the development  of the mineral claim, at a point admitted to be upon the mill site, Mr. Campbell, or his agent, Mr. O'Reilly, in applying for a crown grant for the mineral  claim had made an affidavit Kat a vein  had been discovered. He contended that  the affidavit made by Mr. Campbell in  the first instance, that mineral had been  found in place on the ground, was in  itself sufficient; but. rrom the city's  standpoint it was made much stronger  by the affidavit made by Mr. O'Reilly,  after the work had been done. He said  he would put in the affidavit of Mr.  Campbell, and, with respect to the affidavit of Mr. O'Reilly, direct attention to  the form required in such cases by the  Mineral Act.  Mr. Campbell���What if there is mineral on the ground. Why should we not  get both mineral claim and mill site if  they are together? We surely havj**  some rights in this country. We are  paying the government $300 per month  in rates and taxes.  Gold Commissioner���That has nothing  to do with the case. It is supposed you  are getting***value in the water privileges  you have.  Mr. Campbell���We are paying heavier  rates than any other corporation in the  country, and we consider we are entitled  to get a thing like this when we ask  for it.  Gold Commissioner���It would not  matter, Mr. Campbell ,if you were paying the province $1,000 per day. If you  desire to acquire lands or privileges you  must comply with the provisions of acts  governing such  matters.  Mr. Wilson put in a plan showing the  mill site applied for by Mr. Campbell,  tlie land applied for by the city, and  also the mineral claim. Iron Age. for  which Mr. Campbell has applied for a  crown grant. He then called mayor  Fletcher to prove more conclusively  where the work had been done upon  the mineral claim.  The plan put in by the city showed a  bay on the shore line, which fell within  tho limits of the mill site applied for  by Mr. Campbell, and which  was also  the site selected by the city for the loca-  1tio*-i__3f_its_power_stationi_and=it=was"afc-  this point that the mayor said the Work  had been done upon he claim.  Mr. Campbell, in answer to an interrogation by the commissioner, said the  work on the claim had practically been  done at one point. He did not know  just where it had been done and was not  prepared to question the statement of  mayor Fletcher as to where it had been  done.  Mr. Wilson then asked again that the  application of Mr. Campbell be refused  on the ground that.everything.that. Mr.  Campbell had done, while it might establish his right to a mineral claim, made It  manifest that he was not entitled to a  mill site under tho provisions of the  Mineral Act.  In reply to a question by the commissioner, Mr. Campbell said he was not.  prepared to say that the' land applied  for as a mill site did not. contain mineral.  Gold Commissioner���I do not think  you arc entitled to have two sets of  applications pending for this ground  such as you admit is the case. Since  staking this ground as a mill site, which  is not permissible if it is known to contain mineral, you have admittedly staked  the ground as a mineral claim, and made  the requisite affidavit that you have  found mineral in place upon the mill  site. After the requisite amount of  work was performed upon the mineral  claim, the additional affidavit has been  made that a vein was discovered upon  the property. These facts are admitted.  It. has been further shown that the work  done upon the property was done within  the boundaries of the mill site applied  for. r am not satisfied that the land  applied for is non-mineral. The evidence and the affidavits rather establishes the fact that there is mineral on  the land. I shall therefore refuse the  application.  Tlie decision of the commissioner did  not. please Mr. Campbell. He said some  rather uncomplimentary things about  the people of Nelson and the difficulty  he experienced in getting his own way in  things which concerned the city, and announced that for the future he would  do all his business in Victoria, and as a  starter said he would appeal to the chief  commissioner of lands and works from  tho decisoin of the gold  commissioner.  WHAT CONSTITUTES A "SCAB.  ^^TheT first "writer" tor"~diffeTentiate7 the  non-union working-man from the so-  called "scab" is professor George Gun-  ton, who writes on this topic In the  January number of Gunton's Magazine  (New York). As he regards them, a  non-unionist is any workman who does  not belong to a union, though he. may  not be hostile to it, while the "scab" is  a non-unionist who takes a striker's  place, plays traitor to the cause of  labor, and virtually stabs his fellow  workingman in the back in ..the ...time" of  battle. With regard to the non-unionist:  "Between  those    who    think him a  martyr and  those who   think him an  enemy to labor, the non-union man has  come to be regarded as synonymous with  a 'scab.'   This is a great mistake; they  are not necessarily alike;  indeed, they  fill   quite    different    functions   In   the  economy of industrial adjustment. Tho  non-union man is one who simply does  not join the union.   This is not always,  nor even generally, because he is hostile  to the union.   He stands   aloof   for a  multitude . of  reasons;    sometimes  because he is reluctant to pay the,dues  and    assume    the    responsibilities   of  membership; sometimes because he has  a personal dislike for some of the officers; but much the larger number stay  outside the unions from a general indifference.    Theoretically,  they believe  in unions; they are in general spirit and  action  in  accord  with  them,  but lack  that interest which materializes in active  service.   .   .   So, when a strike comes  on,  the great mass of non-union men  go out with the strikers and go in with  the strikers; they abide by the decision  that the union accepts, and, moreover,  the union men always share with them  the  strike  funds.    In  the recent  coal  strike,    only  a  small    fraction  of the  miners were members of the union until  the strike was Imminent;, but the non-  unionmen    were    just as  loyal to the  strike as the members of the union, and  the union was just as loyal to the nonunion   men  as  if  they  had  each  paid  their dues."  Now for the other fellow:  "But the 'scab' is altogether a different man. He is the one who, when a  strike  is  on,  takes    the place of the  (Continued  on  Fourth  Page.) I  th  I  r   *  H  .*���.  /  J;  iff-*..-'  |j||7  2  The Nelson Tribune  a=  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.      Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $12,000,000.00  REST       8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS  165,856.00  HEAD OFFICE, MONTREAL  Rt.  Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G. O. M. G , President.  Hon. O. A. Drummond, Vice President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH,  Corner Baker arvi  Kootenay Streets  A. a. BUCHANAN, Manager.  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J  ��������������������������0 00 0000000000O0000O0 0 00 0000 0 00 000000000000000  ��� ���(e����*��t(tM*lie*llt��ttltM(����*t*M��MI��MM*(il****ll*  Canadian Bank of Gonp\erce I  With Which is Amalgamated     ��� ���  The Bank of British'.Colombia' ���  Paid Up Capital  $8,000,000 J  Raserve Fund  *2,500,000 ���  Aggregate Resources Over. ...165,000.000 ���  days���and pass them; bring in needed  legislation that is not contentious, pass  it; then ask the lieutenant-governor for  a dissolution. He will give it to you.  The people will do the rest, colonel;  and all the plotting that can be done  at the Coast will not prevent the rank  and file of the two political parties from  conducting the next election on party  lines. Colonel, be a manly ��� man, and  not a plotting politician.  Premier Prior is still allowing newspaper reporters to interview him, and  in every interview reported, the premier  appears to have put his foot in it. The  one alleged to have been given out at  Vancouver on railway subsidies and  land grants was most ridiculous. The  premier is a business man and not a  politician, just like his predecessor; but  his predecessor had a trained newspaper  man for a secretary, and when interviewed that secretary was the reporter  who did the inteviewing. Dunsmuir  may have made foolish utterances, but  none of them ever got in print.  HON.  GEO.  A.  Head Office.  COX, President.  -  Toronto.  B.  E.  "WALKER,  General Manager.  NELSON  BRANCH.  Saving's  Bank  Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.  Present rate 3 per cent. BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager.  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  Leave and Arrive at Nelson as Below.  '  _ CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  IJCAVK  5:00 a. m  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Moyie.  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fori,  "boele, Elko, Fernie, Michel,  Uairmctre, Frank, Macleod  <etb.brldge, Winnipeg,   and  '      aU Eastern points.  LI-VE  8 a. m.  8 a.m.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  ���   RAILWAY  Robson. Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robmn, Rossland, Oasoade,  Grand Forks, Phoenix, .  Greenwood and Midway.  (DaUy except Sunday)  ��:*_  ton.-a  ]_*___.  LKAVK  C IS ajn.  obaon; Nakusp, Arrowhead,  - ��� - -     id i"  8:40 p. m. .  Daily   jsRevolstofce, and all points ens  and west on C.P.R. main line.  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  ARBTVK  6*0 p.m.  Daily,  ARRTVK  -0:35 a.m.  9:3. p.m.  S.m  y  9:85  Dai  O.-a-J p.m.  Daily  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY _jimv_i  Slooan City, Silverton      ew3:40 p.m.  Denver, Throe Forks,Sanson  (Daily excopt Sunday)  LEAVZ KOOTENAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  .p.m.     Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  I Kaalo and all Way Landings.  (Doily except Sunday)  _ pi au    {Lardo and all points on the  SLardo & Trout Lata Branch.  (On Mon. Wod. and Frl.)  [From Lardo and Trout) Lake  I    (On Tut. Thur. and Sat.)  ARRIVE  11:00  a.m.  11 a.m.  GREAT-NOSTHEaN-SYSTBBt  L-BAVH  Depot  7:00 a^m  7iS0s_,B-,  Daily*,  CNICLSON &  FORT  SHEPPARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Nortliport; Rossland. Colville  and Spotauio.  T&BiAtm throngh uenneatian  at Spokane to the actttb,  onetand wcs&.  tf���.::,' *v,.t  UUTI  NeTuwn  f*> a.m,  -Caein  3:3fi v.tu  LEAVE  DaUy  9.-00 a. m.  1:00 p. m.  KOOTHNAY 1���XB  STEAMBOATS  Salfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  CaRlo and aU Way Landings.  KAST.O & SLOCAN  RAILWAY   Kas'o     Sandon   AKRIYK  MotneWn  7:13 pun.  Depot.  8 p.m.  DaUy  ridiculously inconsistent and:,tabsurd to  have   elected   Dr.   Rose mayor  as  the  advocate of a municipal principle, and  along with him-four aldermen opposed  to the principles and policy of the party  of which Dr. Rose was:, the candidate?  The people of the East Tward saved the  day, however, by voting for principles  rather than for men; and when a majority of the people of Nelson can be  depended on to do this, Nelson will have  municipal  governments    that    will  do  things.    With  aldermen  Irving,  Kirkpatriek    and, Morrison.as   colleagues,  mayor Rose is in a position to carry out  the policy outlined .in the platform of  the Progressive  People's  Party.-   Four  is a majority of the council, and they,  must accept the responsibility that the  people have given.them.    They cannot  lay to the doorof their opponents any  of the blame that will result if mistake-  are. made.   They will have to shoulder  the blame.    While the city is,  apparently, in good financial condition, the  most rigid economy must be exercised.  The cost of operating the city's business  in proportion to the revenue is too large,  and should be reduced, and the reduction should be commenced at once. Officials who are not in accord with this  policy should be made understand that  they are merely the servants of the people,and IfJhey=^iUnoJ=se^tJhat3*ay,i  ADRIYI  Kju*-0  8:40 a. m.  Nelson  7:16 p. ra.  Daily  ARIUVk.  Dally  3:15 p m.  11:25 am.  THE NELSON TRIBUNE  I      Founded in 1892.  Editorial and Business Offlce  Room 9, Madden Block.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier  .to subscribers In Nelson or sent by mall  to any address in Canada or the United  States, for one dollar a year; price to  Great Britain, postage paid, J1.50. No  subscription taken for less than a year.  JOHN  HOUfiTON,   Editor.  then they should be required to step  down and out. Nelson has had two  years of wishy-washiness; let it have  one year of stiff-backed progressiveness.  The men who are in a position to give  the people this are mayor Rose and aldermen Irving, Kirkpatriek, and Morrison. The other three aldermen, should  they wobble and obstruct, can do no  great harm. If they fall in line, all the  better.  A year ago most complete and elaborate arrangements were perfected for  the political funeral of John Houston.  Since then there have been a number of  political funerals, but none of them  have been Houston's.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1903.  The people of Nelson placed them-  ' solves on record on Thursday on the  principles involved by electing Dr. W.  O. Rose mayor by a majority of 179 over  his opponent in a total vote of 651. Dr.  Rose represents the people who are in  earnest on the power plant question;  but a minority of these same people  joined hands with the opponents of the  power plant scheme, and came within  an ace of electing four aldermen who  opposed the candidacy of Dr. Rose.  These people allowed their personal likes  and dislikes to get the better of their  judgments.    Would   it   uot  have  been  Advices from Ottawa are that the  paint manufacturers of the Bast are in  line with the silver-lead mine owners  of the West, ��� and that the conference  with the government, on the question  of increasing the duties on lead and the  manufactures thereof, will result in  something tangible being done. Much  can be accomplished when people make  a united eifort.  Premier Prior has no excuse for postponing the opening of the legislative  assembly till March. He knows that his  government cannot live if it attempts  to pass contentious legislation. He also  knows that if his government is defeated before the estimates for 1903-1904  are passed that a session of the legislative assembly must of necessity be  held as was done in 1900, that is, during  the first months of the year for which  appropriations must be made. Be a  man, colonel. Call a session of the legislative assembly for the flrst week in  February. Have the estimates ready���  a good man can preparo them in two  REGULATE THE TRUSTS.  A problem which perplexes the lawmakers of the United States is that of providing legislation to regulate the huge  joint stock companies that go by the name  of trusts. The "trust" Is not a new appearance in th�� economy of American com-  mercetub.h t shrdlu etaoin shrdluetaoin th  merce, but the magnitude of certain  specimens and the prevalence of trusts  generally'are yet novel, and make the popular feeling against them now somewhat  acute. To do the trusts justice it must be  said that the abuses which first set the  people against them are no longer their  chief characteristic. The old trust was too  greedy. It grabbedat excessive profits. Its  policy was to raise prices to the highest  limit at which the sale of the article  could be continued without great diminution. But this extortion brought its punishments, for by maintaining high prices  the old trusts provoked competition "and  ruined their business. The trusts of today adhere as a rule to moderate prices.  It is more the fear of what they may do  than any grievance from what they are  doing that excites hostility against the  trusts. Several of these have become  such huge agglomerations as to be able  to exercise arbitrary government over their  respective domains of ^production, trade,  or .service. Big as the Steel corporation is,  it eeponsk shrdlu shrdlu shrdluz shrdltaio  it keeps on growing by absorbing smaller  concerns, the latest to be swallowed1 up in  it being the- Union and Sharon Steel companies. The great railway trusts, such  as the Northern Securities company, have  also formidable power. None of the trusts  are now offending by extortionate prices or  rates, but the apprehension that they may  become too grasping is in the public mind.  Politicians .have made the most of this  apprehension, and have wkdore atlnopu  apprehension, and have worked upon it until htey have made tho trust question the  main one in-all Federal elections. In tho  congressional elections of November it  ���overshadowed every other issue, and in  their campaign speeches president Roosevelt, terasurer Shaw, and attorney-general Knox gave lt flrst place.  The   methods   of   the     trust    nowadays  operate not as in  former days to arouse  competition, but to extinguish lt.   That' is,  instead of upholding prices at a high limit,  the  new  trust  cuts  prices  at  competitive  points below the profit line.   These tactics  are designed either to put competitors out  of business or to force them to come into  the trust.   -When all competitors are disposed of, the trusts may raise prices and  lower wages, instead of,  as now,  keeping  prices  down and wages up.    Besides protecting     competitors   from     destructively  low prices, anti-trust legislation!, is desired  in the interests of Investors.   Stock-watering   and   garbled   statements   would   thus  be guarded against.    At-itie present time  the  trusts are  all of  state    creation.    A  state whose laws are extremely favorable j  to the incorporation of monster joint stock  oompanleg is  New  Jersey.    The  charters  of most of the trusts are of its granting.  If the United States Steel corporation confined its business operations to New Jersey  =andi_sold^nothing=Jn=the=other.=states^or-.  abroad,   the   -United    States    government  would have no reason for concerning itself  with it.    But  Its large business all  over  the republic brings it under the laws relating to  inter-state  commerce.    Of these  laws  the  Sherman  Anti-Trust act  is  the  one  that  chiefly  relates  to such corporations.    Its  provisions  scarcely  touch   the  industrial   trusts,   however,   though   they  have made certain forms of railway combination) illegal.  Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, has Introduced an Anti-Trust bill, which is now  before tho senate committee on judiciary.  It lays down conditions under which joint  stock companies shall carry on commerce  among the several states and with foreign  countries.    They must file' at the office of  the Inter-statc  commerce  commission  annual  statements   telling everything about  themselves   and   their    business    for   the  year.   A fine of $5,000 and a year's imprisonment aro prescribed as the penalty for  every one of the company's agents guilty  of any  act  to  drive a competing concern  out of business,  or  found  selling any  article at less than its fair market value at  the  point  of delivery.    All  the books are  to  be  subject  to   the    inspection    of   the  attorney-general   of   the    United     State*  Two convictions for violating the law are  to bring on a corporation the' forfeiture of  its right to trade outside the state it holds  its charter from.    From this bill representative Jenkins, chairman of the house committee  on judiciary,  says  the trusts have  nothing to  fear.    He holds  that congress  has no constitutional  power to enact legislation   that   would   be   effective   against  the trusts.   There must be, lie contends, a  constitutional   amendment   giving   to   congress   control   of  commerce   not  only  between the states, but within states.  Senator Clay, of eorgla, is the author of  of a bill which provides for the free Importation of commodities controlled by  trusts. This scarcely is likely to become  law, and if it should it would not be effective against trust evils.  In a pamphlet' of 47 pages, delivered to  the judiciary committee of the house and  that of the senate, attorney-general Knox  states his views on the guestion of antitrust legislation. He makes four recommendations. The first and most important  is, that all discriminatory practices affecting Inter-state legislation shrdlu shrrk  fecting inter-stats trade lie made offences  to be enjoined and punished, such' legislation to be directed alike against those  who give and those who receive the advantages, and that the law be made also  to cover discriminations in prices as  against competitors in particular localities  resorted to for the purpose of destroying  competition in inter-state and foreign  trade. The attorney-general says that If  the corporation and its officers could be  reached by criminal proceedings, the law  leaves unrestrained tho parties who are  beneficiaries of the unlawful rebates. His  second recommendation is that tho right  of the courts to restrain such practice on  action brought by the United States should  bo made certain. Thirdly, he recommends  tho creation of a commission to aid in  carrying out the provisions of the Sherman Anti-trust law and any further legislation enacted on the subject. The duty  of tho commission should be, among other  things to investigate into the operation  and conduct of all corporations engaged  in inter-state or foreign trade, and to make  specific recommendations for changes in  the law as experience might show them  to be needed. The last suggestion of Mr.  Knox is that an act be passed to speed  the final decision of cases, now pending.  It is possible that an anti-trust law may  be passed  this session.  The Bight Time  Invest or Speculate in  Beal Estate Is When  Sellers Are Hard Up or  Prices Abnoplally Low  The undersigned has been authorized to  otter for sale "W. H. Brandon's addition to  Slocan City. The addition contains 80  acres, a. part of which has been platted.  Of the lots platted, 134 remain unsold. Of  the unplatted portion (SO to 60 acres) 40  acres are suitable for gardening or orcharding, being the finest land ln Slocan  valley and can be easily cleared and irrigated. The addition has a water-works  system of its own. The big sawmill that  has been bonused by Slocan City will be  erected on land immediately adjacent- to  Brandon's addition. Included are five  buildings, which now rent for $600 a year.  Selling price, $7,000. Terms, $3,500 cash  and the balance on time. -  I also have Instructions to offer for sale  the following pieces of real estate ln Nelson:  VERNON STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, north frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price $1,260  cash.  BAKER STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120  feet, south frontage, between Josephine  and Hall streets, unimproved. Price, $5,000  or will put lot against permanent Improvements to cost $5i000.  SILICA STREET���Inside Lot, 50x120 feet,  north frontage, between Hall and Hendryx streets. Improvements, 6-room cottage,  with all conveniences.   Price, $2,500.  BAKER STREET���Lot *5 by 120 feet on  south side of Baker Street . Next east of  Sherbrooke hotel.   Price, $1,125. - Terms.  SILICA STREET���Lot and improvements on northeast earner Sillea and *war_  streets. Residence has air conveniences.  Priee, $2,800.   Tewn'sl  For    further  apply to  particulars,    address    or  J  Room 9, Madden Block, Nelson, B.C.  YOU  cannot fall te get "satisfaction If you smoke  Kootenay Standard Cigars.  nvestme  In a Coal feline *  ! Right  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  Alberta Coal and Coke Company, Limitec  CAPITAL stock: $1,000,000  In   100,000 Shares of $10  each,   Par Value,  Fully   Paid-Up and Non-Assessable.  The Company invites subscriptions for  10,000 shares of the  above stock  ������ AT $2.50   PER   SHARE ��� ���  The Alberta Coal & Coke Co.'s property is situated 14 miles east of Blairmore, Alberta, on the Crow's  Nest railway, and is known as the Holwey mine.  This property has been a shipper for 15 years.  The company has under control 6,400 acres of coal lands, upon which seven seams are exposed rane-  ing in width from 15 feet to 25 feet, as far as explored.  A sidetrack to the mine is about completed.  The 10,000 shares now being offered to the public is positively the only block  of stock put on the market at that price.  Applications  will  be  received at the Company's  offlce,  on Baker street: one door west of tha Canadian  Bank of Commerce.  Brydges,   Blakemore . &   Cameron.Ltd., are official brokers for the Company.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ito  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ]OCOOO��>��&MXX^XK^  D.J.  &C0.  Furniture  Dealers  Funeral  Directors  D.J.  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 flrst  class  springs.  PARLOR SET, $19.00 PER SUITE.  Our Undertaking department  Mr. Clark.  Day Phone No. 292.  Night Phone No. 142.  is  under  the  direction  of  BAKER  STREET.  & CO.  ta/V-r*     a0  XX&OQ^tt^  *********-*+**+*+**^*++********************************  Nelson Saw and Planing Mills, Limited, j  - 3^C.A-JSriJ"F.A-OTTJBBB,8 ======== t  Lumber, Lath, Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and all kinds of  ��� ~���~^acto^  KILN-DRIED LUMBER FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY TRADE A SPECIALTY.  Tou  | COAST FLOORING AND CEILING KEPT IN STOCK |  J Office and Mills at Foot of Hall Street, NELSON, B.C. |  +******++***+++*+++*. >+**+++, ���^���������������������������������^���������������������������������^������������^ �� �����������������������> *-*+************.  CANNOT  buy a higher -jrade domestic cigar.   If you  have not yet tri��d them, doa't  FAIL  to ask for them.    They smok* like a pipe.  SEWING MACHINES  AND PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine Si, Nelson  Doq't Worry  ***�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  9...........t.m  !:   A FEW TIPS ON TEA   *  But   replace  with one of  that    unsatisfactory    suit  Manufattured  by  J. G. THELIN & 60.  Kootenay Wire Works Co.  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholster-  in*., Turning, Bandsa-wingr, Grill work and  ether novelties. Our No. 4 sprinp is the  best on the market. Ask for lt and take  m��  ���thar.    XVr.nt  ttraet,  Nelson.  GEE'S  Stylish cut, well-made, comfortabl-  suits. Tou will find Geo In the Tremont  Block, Baker street, Nelson.  NOTICE.  Notico Is hereby given that at the next  session of the Legislative Assembly of  British Columbia, application will be made  by the Vernon & Nelson Telephone Company, for an Act to amend its Act of Incorporation authorizing- the Company,  among other things, to divide its share  capital into Ordinary and Preferred Shares;  to Increase its borrowing powers; to purchase, lease, take over, or otherwise acquire the property, franchises, rights, and  powers of any other Company having similar objects to the said Company; and to  extend its operations to all parts of the  Province.  DOUGLAS   CREIGHTON,  Secretary of the Company.  ��� ���  ��� ���  ��� ���  ��� 0  ��� 0  00  00  ��� 0  00  ��� 0  ��� 0  00  ��� 0.  00  00  00  00  00  ���0  00  00  ?:  ONE   POUND   of  pure,   clean,   fine  TWENTY-PICE  CENTS  will buy  navored CEYLON-INDIAN 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  tremely low prices.  of  TEN PER CENT DISCOUNT, on thes�� ex-  Prices on our regular lines of CHOICE TEA, 30c, 35c, 40c, 45c, 50c and  60c per pound for Black, Green and Blended.  Kootenay Coffee Go.  Telephone  177  P.  O.  Box 182  ::  ::  V:  I  *���  ���0  00  00  00  0 0  0*  00  00  * 2_r_r_?__,_f - _r_?_f _?_?_? ��� ��� ��� ������������������������ ���������������o�� 0000000 0000000000^  Importer of  Own Make Pipes  P-tewon's Patent Pipes  B. B. B. Celebrated Pipes  Loewe Pipes  Sr^Scco    H. J. PHftIB, Propr.  Turkish Clgarettea lu,   .      .        .,��...  Monopoi cigarettes Wholesale and Retail  Egyptian Cigarettes  J. It. C. and G. B. I). Pipes  Lambert and Butler Tobaccos  All brands of Imported and domestic cigars  Telephone 194  ueen  Cigar Store  Tobacconist  Bator stmt, NELSON, B.C. :-^>.i:,c;. &3; ���?*���'������*;%.;?  The Nelson Tribune  WEAKNESS OF CHARACTER  AND STRENGTH OF LOVE  Behind the criminal there arc ages of  false civilization. Out of a dismal night  Into a murky morning the train ran toward Seattle and tired men yavscjied and  complained. Among tho passengers were  ., an old man and a young fellow. The old  man looked us if he had passed through  one of the hells on earth forever set for  the aged. His face was marked with deep  seams, his sunken eyes wero red, and  when he raised his head It shook. Over  and over ho repeated to  himself;  "I  stuck  to  tho  boy���my  boy."   I  stuck  to him."  The  boy,   turning  to  a  big  fellow  just  aroused  from a  half-sealed  sleep,   full  of  dram-gagged visions, remarked as he Uook  off his hat:  ���"I have had trouble."  '���Yes?"  said the big  fellow.  "That's what I have," he repeated, passing his hand over his head.    "I am jusl  out of tho penitentiary;" and the big fellow noticed that his hair had' been clipped  close.  "What did they put you in for?"  "Lifted   seven   hundred   dollars   from   a  man.    But the fellow was a stranger and  it didn't seem that they ought to have sent  me  up for five years,  but they did. ' Ah-,  but  if I had your  size  I  would  con  the  whole world.    You big fellows go around  and beat people and they call it business.  Its all a game of bunco and you are tlie  bosses of, the job.   -Nature has discriminated against us little fellows and we have  to take, our chances.   Oh, it make mighty  little difference how well we may be educated,   no  one  believes  what  we say.    A  little fellow, if he isn't dressed very we".  looks like a liar.    He is branded as a Hai  even before he opens his chops.    The fact  is that nine big fellows out of ten are liars,  but the public believes in them."  Thie old man, listening to the philosophy  of his s��n, turned about and said:  "That's  my  boy,   Stephen;*  named-after  his uncle that went to Texas.   And I have  stuck to you haven't I,  Steve."  "That's 'what  you   have."  "And you are going back home and behave  yourself,   aren't  you,   Steve?"  "That's what I'm going to do,'mister. 1  broke my old mother's heart���broka  father's  heart,   too,   and   now���"  "But I stuck to you, Steve," the old mar  broke in. .      ,-      .    -  "That's what you did dad, and  I won't  forget it." ; ,  '/Broke ourselves hirln' lawyers to defend him," said the old; man, wiping his  eyes, "but he won't let us regret it. Tried  my best to' get him. pardoned, workim'  night and day, and finally tlie governor  agreed to let him out on five months'  parole���and let me tell you something  mister: At the end of that time he* will  pardon him���if Steve behaves himself, and  you will won't you, Steve?"  "You cam count on me, dad."  \ "Yes, we'll do that, yes.   Mister, I didn't  have money enough to fetch his old mother  along���left her about thirty miles out the  other side of Seattle,  but we'll  soon get  out there.    It was liquor that done it all,'  sir,  and  Steve   won't  drink  again.    AVhy,  sir, leavin' liquor alone he's just as honest  a boy as you ever suw���and he's done with  II.    'Whenever I look at some man that's  in trouble, 'specially a young fellow about  like my boy here, I say to myself,  "Now,  mebby 1 don't know the cuuso of it,' and  it  ain't  right   to  be   too  harsh,   for  folks  might havo been harsh on my.Steve here;  and some of them wns, but I forgive 'em  ���they didn't stop to think how much me  and his mother  loved  him.    I  tell you  it  makes all the difference in the world how  much you love a person, don't it?"  "Are you bnoke?" the big man enquired.  |     "Haven't got a cent," the young fellow  answered.     "But   I'll   soon    have    some���  I'm going to work."  "Yes, my boy will go to work," spoke  up the old man, "and then we'll not want  for a thing. And. mister, there klnr't many  boys smarter than he is���why he can add  up two columns of Aggers all at the same  time."  The big fellow took them back Into the  dining car. He met a friend, a poet, and  together they raised $20 for the old man  and the son. The old man's eyes brightened at the sight of the $10 gold pieces.  "You take this, Steve, and the minute  you meet your mother I.want you to put  it in her hand'. The last one she saw she  washed for lt and gave it to a lawyer for  you. Ah, but won't it make her old heart  glad when she sees you again���glad of  everything she'has done for you. And  Steve, I'm goin' to make an acknowledgement to you right here. Once I give up���  yes, didn't see how I couldstlck to you a  minute longer���just crushed down into the  heart���heart broke. But she lifted me,  told me to stand firm, and I did always  after that. And night after night wken I'd  come home from a trip to see the governor  she'd meet me down the road and never  would she give me a chance to say that I  had'nt had no luck, but would always  say, 'Oh, It'll come right.' And finally it  did, providin' Steve will behave himself  and let liquor alone, -and you will won't  you,   Steve?"  "If I. take another drink, dad, I'll go  back to finish my term in the penitentiary."  "Yes, but you won't do such a crime.  No, you can't���and we'll rush right on  through Seattle and see your mother,  won't we?"  The train reached Seattle about 6 o'clock-  that evening. And the next morning the  newspapers announced that Steven Brit  was on his way back to the penitentiary.  A friend welcomed him���they tipped glasses  having dodged the old man���they broke into a house, were caught. The "friend"  was held for trial. By 8 o'clock Steve was  on a train rushing toward his stripes and  his cell.  What moral; is held by this true recital? None save rthe moral that we find  In all sadness, in all weakness of character  and in the strength of love. But remotely,  how far back we know not, society may  have  been responsible.  Corporation of- the City of Nelson  AUDITOR'S  REPORT  AND   CITY  TREASURER'S  STATEMENT  Te His Worship the Mayor and the Aldermen,  City of Nelson:  Gentlemen:���Your   auditor   begs   to   report as follows:  I have examined the various rolls, vouchers and books of account for the past  year and find them correct and in order, with the exception of one or two sii-fht  matters  In  cout.se  of adjustment.  Herewith I hand you a balance sheet duly certified. Yo�� will notice the assets  exceed the liabilities by $17,064.27 as against excess of liabilities a year ago of  $30,621.32. The difference is largely due to increase in the property account, the  various school and park grounds having been turned over, to you within  the  year.  The bank overdraft amounts to $28,167.98, while the outstanding: accounts are  $31,944.66; sinking fund for 1502 amounting to $9,900.00, as well as $1,800.00 for 1901  is  still   unpaid.  Of  the  outstanding  accounts.   $29,841.2- is overdue.  Since the city was incorporated in 1897 there has been expended on streets and  sidewalks $182,000.00, which Is not included in the assets, while there has been  written off the various construction accounts, for depreciation, $46,000.00. In view  of this I consider your financial position a most excellent one, and one which I venture to say has, in the same time, seldom. It ever,' been equaled.  Respectfully   submitted,  E.  B.  McDERMID,  ���    . , Auditor.  Nelson,  B.  C,  January 12th. 1903.     ���   ,r*^*ts'.";v-".* *  Balance Sheet as at December 31st, 1902  ANNOUNCEMENT"  BORDEN'S  I CONDENSED HILK  COMPANY  (Originators of Condensed Milk���Establish ed 1M7.)  LIABILITIES.  Debenture account  ,...$275,000 08  Bank of Montreal, overdraft ......   28,167 98  Nelson Bleo.  Tramway  Co         96 29  Sundry   creditors    ,     2,42183  $303,688 10  Excess of Assets over Liabilities..   17.6M 27  ASSETS.  Construction Account-  Waterworks    $85,162 69  Sewerg '...'. .'    61,522 67  Electric, Light     64,007 18  W&igb Scales        42811  Proprietors of the Celebrated  PEERLESS  BRAND EAGLE   BRAND  ���' -A*  1   *���'!  - '%\  aH  201,115 55  Leas  depreciation,  5  per  cent.'      10,053 75  Equipment,  Etc.���  Fire department  $ 9,35165  Scavenger     1,9517*  Furniture   and. fixtures  "eity  hall  1,365 21  Machinery and tools  .. 5,198 78  -$191,059 80  $ 17,870 34  &eas depredation, 10 per  '���flit '.     1,787 03  Building and Grounds-  City hall,  fire hall   ....$  9,000 00  Foreshore   5,000 09  City park    5,000 00  Ceitpnwood park   4,009 00  Cemetery"  2,000 00  "Sigh school     15,000 QO  'Public school    17,000 00  -$ 16,083 31  $ 57,000 00  792 65  250 00  NELSON'S ELECTRIC LIGHT  SYSTEM.  James McPhee, superintendent of the,  city's electric light system, has made  the following report for the year ending  December 31st, 1902. It is worth careful  reading by those who are interested in  civic ownership of the electric lighting  utility:  On the 1st of January there was a  shortage of water and the alternating  current dynamo was closed down until  the 18th of February. It was started  up on that date and.was run continuously until-the 14th of July, when it  was burned out by lightning. The repairs had to be made in Spokane, and  it. was not again. started up until October 1st, when it was run until October 15th, and was closed down from  that date until the end of the year. This  shows that the alternating current  dynamo ran only 163 days during the  year.  The four direct current dynamos ran  almost continuously during the year. An  =armatureiof^onejnachine^bumed_out_on.  March 2nd, and it was replaced on  March 3rd. Another armature, owing  to faulty winding, burned out on September 6th, and had to be sent to Spokane for repairs. It was returned and  in place on October 29th.  In order to make up for losses through  the repairs to the dynamos, and from  shortage of water, power was purchased  from the West Kootenay Power & Light  company, through the Nelson Electric  Tramway  company,  as  follows:  January, 162 horse power; February,  69; March, 69; April, 38; May, 35; June,  30; July, 79; August, 123; September,  173; October, 164; November, 203; December, 208, at a total cost of $5,382.36.  Construction was confined to extending pole lines and putting in new feed  lines, and the total cost for the year  amounted to ?1,939.33.  Maintenance and operation (exclusive of the cost of the power purchased)  cost $6,462.18 for the year. '  The plant and system is in good condition, and the one drawback is the  shortage of water.  On the 31st December, 1902* there  were 444 users of electric light, and  the number of 16 c. p. lamps installed  was 5,502. During the year 904 16 c. p.  lamps were cut off, and 1,202 16 c. p.  lamps were added, so the net gain was  298 16 c. p. lamps during the year.  The city uses 215 16 c. p. lamps on the  streets; 3 at the fire hall on Observatory street; 20 at the central.fire hall;  39 in the city offices, and furnishes 53  free to the general hospital; 6 to the  city band; 11 to the public library, and  14 to the isolation hospital, and uses  31 at the power house; or a total of 392.  The revenue for the year amounted  to $23,211.84, which is a return of $4.21  for each 16 c. p. lamp installed. As it  takes a horse power to operate 10 16 c.p.  lamps, the revenue from each horse  power would be $42.10 per year; or $2.90  per horse power less than the cost of the  power now purchased by the city. But  although there are -5,502 16 c. p. lamps  installed, it is not likely that more  than 4,000 16 c. p. lamps were burning  at any one time, therefore the earnings  per horse power would be greater than  the figures given above.  The cost of maintaining and operating the plant and system  was at  the  rate of $2.15 for each 16 c. p. lamp in  use, which if deducted from the revenue  for each lamp, shows an apparent profit  of $2.06 for each 16 c. p. lamp, as  against $2.92 for the year ending December 31st, 1901. Of course, the interest and sinking fund charges on the  cost of the plant are not reckoned in  the above estimates.  The telephone, district messenger and  telegraph companies all use the city's  electric light poles; the telephone company using 19, the district messenger  service 38, and the telegraph company 15.  FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF SCHOOL  BOARD FOR 1902. "  ESTIMATES  High       Public  Items.                     School      School Total  Salaries  .$1,890 00   $6,820 00 $$,716 00  Fuel         200 60       500 60 700 00  Furniture      1,006 00      260 00 1,200 06  Insurance         120 00       160 00 280 00  =Oontlngen t^expen- :  ses���$1,000���  $682,756 37  Kootenay  river water rights  Band   instruments      Cash  en hand       4,305 78  Bank  of  Montreal,   sinking   fund  ete.     ' .-    21,314 25  Outstanding accounts���  Scavenger rates $     9M9_  Licences          145' 00  "jElectrte  light   rates     4,394 39  'Water-rates        4,319 25  Sewer  rates        3,221 52  ���Real  estate taxes      18,121 31  ?*.    P.'   Stewart,    team  horses    .'      200 00  Balance due on cemetery  Plots           552 26  English  church..$168 00     '  ��.   C.   church   .. 243 00  K.   of r 14125  ��_&_*���*,  MIL**  '���?';-.-$__  *''.."-"lh'  '    ���* JE.  ���M  751  -$ 31,944 66  $322,750 37  EVAPORATED CREAM      CONDENSED MILK  Having established a BRANCH FACTORY IN CANADA,  are no;w \-pre��f  pared to supply customers through the trade with <their brands���   ^"  I hereby certify that I have examined the books, vouchers, etc., of the city  of Nelsen for the year ending December 31st, 1902, and the above balance sheet is, in  my opinion a full and fair one, and exhibits the true standing of.the city's financial  position  on  that date. | E.  B.  McDERMID, Auditor.  Nelson, B. C, January 12th, 1903. '    '  Statement of Receipts and Disbursements for Year  Ending December 31st, M9X)2  Supplies    156 01  Repairs,  etc.   .1 50 00  Printing,  etc. ..  Miscellaneous   . 20 00  366 00  350 09  75 00  55 06  450 90  400 00  75 00  75 06  $3,430 00   $$,4G0 00 $11,890 06  EXPENDITURE  High       Public  Items.                    School     School       Tetal  Salaries    $1,332 90  $6,680 60  $8,012 90  Fuel  180 00  Furniture      $74 $0  Insurance     120 06  Contingent expenses���$906.62���  Supplies      ISO 00  Repairs,  etc.   .. 10 06  Printing, .ete ..  Miscellaneous   . 15 09  483 75  20135  155 20  250 03  356 10  5150  42 99  663 76  1,076 16  2T5 26  430 68  366 16  8166  6*7 99  $2,712 70   $8,220 92 $10,933 62  GEO. A.  B.  HALL, Chairman.  E.   C.   ARTHUR,   Secretary.  Certified'  correct:      E.     B.    McDermid,,  auditor.  Nelson, December 31st, 1902.  Queen's Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted  by    Elecrlcity  and  Heated  with  Hot Air.  Large and comfortable bedrooms and  first class dining room. Sample rooms for  commercial men. -  RATES $2 PER DAT  Mrs. E. G. Clarke,  -  Proprietress  BARTLETT HOUSE  Josephine Street, Nelson.  The best $1 per day house In Nelson.  None but white help employed,   Tbe bar  tha best.  G- W. Bartlett - - Proprietor  RECEIPTS. '  Police  court   fines    $ 1,219 36  Scavenger   rates     3,89113  Miscellaneous     2,286 60  Licences -���'  11,600 00.  Dog tax    4S2 00  Road  tax     1,674 00  Real  estate   taxes     15,188 25,  Interest on tax arrears   77 05.  Burial permits and cemetery lots 265 00  Sewer   rentals     1,642 34,  Electric light rates     23,21182  Cost   of   lighting,   public    library  ^arid^streets -rrr.���.TTt..tttt.777.t..���1,617 56;  Electric   light   supplies     3 30  Water   rates     15,93152.  Weigh  scales  receipts  Fire  department  equipment,   sale  of horse,  etc   Sale  of  sewer  pipe      Sale of copper wire, etc   Sale of water pipe     Streets,      deposit    of    unclaimed  check -.   Pound fees     255 06.  1S6-0  176 15,  1-66  696.29,  6*B  38 00;  Interest on sinking fund     1,016 00!  Sale of sleighs, scag. dept   Provincial grant for high school.  Provincial     grants     for     fyublla  schools     '.-'....'  Provincial     grants      for     publio  health .....;  Sundry aeeeunts outstanding ......  Bank, of Montreal,   over-   "  draft, Dec 31st, MOB. .'.$ 28,167.8J  Less  Bank  of Montreal,  Bee.   9ist,   1901   .....:'....   18,992 44  16 08  6,800 00'  4,449 36  368 00  2.421 88,  9,475 54;  #02,448 04.  DISBURSEMENTS.  Fire   department   maintenance $   6,514 35  Fir,e  department  equipment     170 00  Police  department,   maintenance.. 5,166 7G  Scavenger   department,    maintenance    4,364 21  Scavenger department,  equipment 50 00  Legal   expenses     1,14169  j Miscellaneous     744 62  Printing,   stationery    and    advertising    :  1,210 97  Public _ buildings and grounds   3,263 52  Publio    buildings    and    grounds,  ^maintenance ~t". .777.'  836 14  City   hall   salaries     5,457 00  Dog   tags     23 25  Refund of road tax   10 00  Fuel and light    1,182 80  (Including ��,120 for streets and  city hall.)  Furniture and fixtures    758 16  Donations and subscriptions   3,418 13  Interest on overdraft    1,661 33  Interest on debentures     13,750 00  Sewer   construction ".  692 17  Sewer   maintenance     468 62  Kootenay  river water  rights   .... 888 50  Electric light construction    2,293 62  Electric   light   maintenance     7,224 64  Electric  light,  extra power    5,382 36  Water   works,   construction     459 03  Water  works,   maintenance     2,6i2 63  Streets  6,174 71  Sidewalks      2,757 91.  High school   5,103 36  Public  health     3,075 64  Pound .'  11 60'  Nelson Eleo Tramway company .. 291 25  Sundry creditors of 1901   2,364 92  Refund  of licence    5 00  Instruments for city band    250 00.  IJoard of school trustees   10,933 62  Sinking fund, credited by bank .. 1,015 00  .Cash   on   hand   Dec  31st  71902:   7...���......... $   4,305 70  Less, cash  en  hand  Dec.  31st,  1901         1.9S367    2,822 63  SOLD  BY ALL  GROCERS AND BY  A. MACDONALD & CO;  NELSON��� WHOLESALE  '.?5-_  w** *_"''%Jl3t|  p-r,i*l*-~/*]i_J  "��_  The  "BORDEN BRANDS" represent the highest   RETAIL B* t. s. McPherson, Mom-  possible standard.    Leaders for over 40 years. '   -��n & Ca,dwe11, J> A> Irv,nsr' T> J>  Scanlan.  $102,445 04  Certified correct,  E.  Kelson,  MeDERMID,  Auditor.  January 12th,  1908  Respectfully submitted,  W.   B.   WASSON.  Treasurer.  BAKER  STREET.-NELSON.  Under Old Management.  RATES $1.00 A DAT.  The Dining room Is.unsurpassed and the  bedrooms are the. best'in Nelson. Th*.  bar is stocked with good wlnee and liquors  and cigars. .iv--������::  MADDEN HOUSE  BAKER AND WARD STREETS,  NELSON. B.  C.  Centrally Located.       Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS     FOR     TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS   MADDEN.  Proprietor.  TREMONT  HOUSE  European and American Plan.  Meals 25 ots.   Rooms from 26 ct*. to f 1.  Only White Help Employed,  MALONE & TREGILLUS,  Baker St., Nelson. Proprietor)*.  SHERIFF'S SALI5.  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 M.  Paulson, plaintiff, and to mo 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-flve 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, 1S99, and recorded In the offlce  of tho 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 $622.39) and  also interest on sir hundred and eighteen  dollars and eighty-nine cents ($618.89) at  Ave 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 offlce, next to the court house  In the City of Nelson, B.C., on Thursday,  the loth day of January, 1903, at the hour  of twelve o'clock noon,  NOTE���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to Interest and title of the  said  defendants.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 2nd January,  1903. S.  P.  TUCK,  Sheriff   of   South   Kootenay.  The above sale i�� postponed until Thursday, the !2nd o'f Janunry, 1903, at the same  plao* and  hour.  S.   P.   TUCK,  ���herlff   ef   go nth   Kootanay.  P. BURNS * CO.  �������.��,.��.�����.���,, Meat Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  Branch Markets at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke New  -Denver,-Cascade,-Trai],-Grand-Fofks,-Greenwood���Midway,���Phoenix-  Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrooke, Fernie and Macleod. '  Nelson Branch Market, Burns Block, Baker Street,  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted fleats  Fish and Poultry in Season  Orders hy Mall roooive Careful and  Pi ompt' Attention  E.C TRAVES, Manager, K.-W-O. Blk.. Nebon  GELIGNITE T^e stro"ge8t and Best Explosiveiqthe Market  Manufactured by the HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR.,  District Mgr., Nelson, 13. C.  Manufacturers of  High Crade Explosives, Sporting, Mining arjd Blasting Powder  Drink  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five grains of  lithia carbonate.  NHLSON MINERS' UNION, NO. 96, TV. 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 Roy nan, president;  Frank Phillips, secretary, Visiting  brethern cordially Invited.  REISTERER & CO.  BREWERS  OF  ���  LAGER   BEER  AND   PORTER  Put up ln Packages to suit th*  Trade  Brewery   and   Offlce   on   Latimer  Nelson, B. C  Street,  DROSSER'S SECOND HAND  ���  STORE AND CHINA NAIL, COMBINED  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell, or rent, or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western  Canadian  Employment  Agency  in connection.  Baker street, west, next door to C. P. R,  Ticket Offlce.  P.  O.  Box 688.     Phone MIA. 4  _��  The Netson Trituiig  -i~-aiajiayA^Alil '''  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Go.      LIMITED -  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS  SHELF AND HEAVY  IN  u  ���-.������  ��i  j I  i  HARDWARE  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement, T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet  Steel, Crescent, Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  BAKER ST.  Tinware and Graniteware.   Stoves and Ranges.  NELSON  B.C.  *&  ��1  Boys' Suits  MORLEY 6 CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers  Stationers  And  Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  Mimeographs  Photographic Supplies  Musical Instruments  JA8. A. GILKER  '.*���/  Morley & Co., Nelson, B.C.  I'qalt"coal]  ��� AND WOOD OF ALL KINDS      ���  * Terms Spot Cash 9  ment Act oii Thursday. A number of appeals were heard. The following were the  changes: Income���"Wallace-Miller Co., reduced by 12,000; Mrs. W. C. McLean, reduced $S00; Kerr & Co., reduced $1,500;  James Johnston, reduced $3,5CO. Real estate���Gerald A. Neve, ��� reduced '$400; R.  Paschc, reduced $100; Joseph Walker, reduced, $200.  W. P. TIERNEY,       I  Telephone 285 Baker Street.   ���  THE TOWN AND DISTRICT  E. R. Atherton, ex-mayor of Sandon,  in  Nelson  compiling: election returns.  Is  ^���AMiMfW'^V-'/^^WAA  ^^MMimmm  First   Shipment  Japanese Oranges, 85c per box. Fine  Navel Oranges, all sizes. Choice  Lemons. New Season Mixed . Nuts,  Table Raisins and Smyrna Figs.  A few Dinner Sets and Fancy Pieces  of Crockery left.  J. 4. KIRKPATRICK & CO, LIMITED.  tViMA^/  ^wWp^^^nnnnFVnnnrwAnnfV^nf^nnn^f  ��� ���  Facts and Philosophy |  From  Jacob Dover  The Jeweler  p*:7||P  >:  My  stock  of  watches - and   diamonds  is  enormous.    I  have  the resources,  talents  and experience for supplying: these goods  in a manner that admits of neither loss  nor  dissatisfaction   to   our  customers.    I  buy largely because I sell largely.   Large  buying   makes   low   selling   possible   and  eceonomy.in expenses makes it still more  possible   while   still   preserving a  high  standard  of  quality  at  the  same  time.   My holiday stock is ready and it was nevef better in my recollection.   Here are some specialties.  Diamonds  and  all  kinds  of precious stones.  Ladies' rings, brooches and bracelets, watches, links, lockets and neck  chains.  Manicure and  toilet sets to suit  everybody.  Sterling silver novelties of all kinds, Sterling hollow ware.  My stock is complete and  I want you all to call and inspect it.        ^  _JSn_Tavlng=not=exceeding^three=lettersiwill^be^done^free^f=chargS=  Mall and express orders have our prompt atention.  JACOB DOVER,  Nelson, B.G. The Jeweler  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  The home of R. G. Joy is joyous because  of the arrival on Tuesday, of a boy.  The Nelson Economist concedes the election of John A. Irving as alderman in the  East ward.  It is not likely there will be any change  in either the city's solicitor or bank of deposit this year.  George W. Bartlett says he can wait,  as there will be aldermen elected in Nelson for many a long year to come.|  ..  W. P. Tierney & Co. are now selling coal  from the Fleutot mines near Frank, Alberta, as all the Lethbridge coal is being  shipped east.  Charles Augustus.Waterman, Q.C., was  seen oii (he streets late yesterday afternoon. Mr. Waterman looked as If he had  just been  dug out of a snowslide.  William Waldie has gone to the Queen  mine, back of Salmo. He took along a  force of seven men; and the Queen will  soon again be a producer of gold bullion.  ��� The Sayward -Shingle mill at Salmo ��� will  probably begin. making shingles on':. .''the  20th7 Orders .have already been . received  for 111 carloads: The operation of the  mill will give employment to about 60 men.  Fletcher's finance -minister will have  ample time to get his fences in order for  the mayoralty contest next year. Had he  not'been building a house, he and not  AV. W. Beer would be lamenting the uncertainties of election contests.  *There is a glaring disparity between the  influence some men think they have before  the ballots are cast and what the counting of the ballots shmow they have. Nelson has 600 men who can Influence one  vote each and not one man who can inr  fluence C00 votes. Few people realize this,  however.  Last year the editor of the Tribune was  deluged with telegrams from Rossland.  They all asked if he had heard anything  drop. This year he has not received a  single telegram from Rossland. Has.something dropped on the men who were so  elated over the results of the municipal  ���elections at Nelson and Rossland last  year?  __W.  _3._:GiIIett���madeia_hard_run__or_.alde**__  man. The men who have worked for him  gave him goood support, even when they  knew it was against the interests of the  party they wore supporting almost to a  man. This is merely an evidence that there  is a good deal of gratitude and human  nature in the average man, after all.  Robert  A.   Renwick,   government  agent,  held a court of revision under the Assess-  (Continued  From First Page.)  striker. If president. Eliot and those  like him really knew more of the character of the 'scab,' knew more about the  actual kind of laborers that become  'scabs,' they would hesitate about calling the modern scab 'a very good type  of a hero.' As a matter of fact, In  probably 90 per cent of the cases he is  really a loose, irregular, disreputable,  quasi-tramp laborer. He is the kind that  seldom works regularly and is almost,  never a good workman. . 'Scabs' are  essentially camp followers of labor disturbances. President Eliot Is probably'  not aware that in case of strikes the  chief object of the employer is to demonstrate to the strikers and to the public  that there are plenty of men who; are  willing to work on the terms offered. In  order to demonstrate ..this they^serid out.,  into the highways and hedges and offer  exceptional inducements for men to  come to work, simply to make a showing. The writer knows of several .instances: of the kind, where the wages  offered have been 50. per cent more than  the strikers -were asking. ��� In- addition  to this, they often furnish board arid  lodging. They, seldom expect to keep  these working men permanently. They,  know in advance that -nly a few of them  will, prove competent workmen; but  these men , serve the purpose? for the  time being, as instruments to break .the  strike. .-'.-���..'.���-.'"��� ������'-\   .'������'  "Moreover, Tin most industries it usually happens that they spoil as much  as they accomplish. >The writer reme.'i-  bers one instance where the incompetency of the 'scab' laborers was such ��s  to render them actually worthless, and  in order to make a showing the material  was taken out of the machinery which  stood round the outside of the: workroom  nearest the windows, and the.machinery  was run empty, the 'scabs' simply.'moving the machines as if they were .working, so that the passers-by, hearing the  noise, would, think the factories, were  running, and the newspapers ���,- would  announce with flaring headlines that  the mills were rapidly filling tip and  would have no use for the strikers if  they remained out a little longer.; Of  course, there are exceptions; but in/the  main there- is really no heroism iri'the  'scab.' And he doesn't come as a: hero.  He seldom comes" because he wants to  work. He usually comes, because; there  are exceptional inducements offered, and  bcause he is made an object of considerable-attention.   ..'.',  "He" not only does not lessen the.total  of unemployed, but he defeats the" effort  of the other,, man "to improve the condition of his whole class. He makes'.the  job worse Afor himself, for everybody  else, and for those that come after him.  Is he a benefactor? . To the extent that  he succeeds,' he presents improvement.  His only contribution is to the forces  that make ty, impossible for the laborers  in that group to get better economic' or  social conditions, and he is used specifically for that purpose. Under no other  conditions would he have been employed. He is employed only as an instrument) for preventing ', that' improvement.   ���   .',.  "From the viewpoint of the progress  of society the 'scab' is an injury. He  lacks every,'element that goes, to make  up a. hero; his whole attituder'is'-that  of the sneak and the camp follower;, of  the man who robs- the corpses on the  battle field, or attends a fire for the  sake of the pickings. He contributes no  element, either of personal honor, public  spirit, or good workmanship, and adds  nothing to the forces which make for  the social betterment of anybody. There  is every reason why honest, industrious  laborers, whether members of unions or  not, should.despise the 'scab' arid refuse  to associate with him. It is an ethical  impulse to ostracize him."  ir^rwyt:  at* ^f  ito  it)  ii)  We have a Large Stock of yjjf  Camphor Complexion Soap jjj  Which we are offering at \kf  15c a Box (3 cakes) or Two Boxes for 25c       \l/  ���- _ iti  Good Toilet Soap and   worth   at  leasf'"'AW  This is a very  double the money.  ^������ssr.^^ ���^���^a'^^^.^gfc.g  _________���.*-,'__-p,_^ <e?  **<��������������������������������������������� �������������������������������  plank Books f  For the J  New      j  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  only a Be memorandum.  We Have Them All  We buy direct from  the maker.  That saves the middleman's profit.  We give you the advantage of that  saving. '���".Ii1**  .   ... ii!.I-  We Sell Office and  Pocket Diaries Too  Canada Drug & Book  ; OompaDy. Limited.  ��� NELSON. *  ��� .'     ���������     .V        ' ���  ��� ''���'���'''..��� ���  ��� ���  5 Per Cent Gold Bonds  A Good Investment For  Pruderjt People  Baker Street near Josephine, next door  =- Nelson���Hardware-CoT���-~~~  1903  I*/  Hi  Hi  Montgomery's  1903  to  to  High Class Confections |  xi,  il/  ii/  Our factory has been running night and day with increased staff of help  all fall making up every variety of delicacy in the Confectionery line.  Our stock is now the most complete in the Kootenays. The excellence of  our goods have built up a demand for them in every part of the Kootenay  country..  Our Mr. Montgomery's reputation as a first-class confectioner of many  years' experience is known far and near.  The grandest display of choice Candies ever shown in Nelson, all our own  manufacture. Choicest Bonbons, Chocolate Creams, Caramels, French Burnt  Almonds, Cream Dates, Preserved Ginger .Chocdlates, Crystalized Ginger,  Maple Creams, Nongotmes, Candy Toys, Candy Canes. Mixed Chocolates in  one-pound Fancy Boxes a specialty.   Candies from 15c per pound up.  French Crystalized Fruits, California Grapes, Nuts and Fruits of all kinds.  Preserved Ginger in the Syrup, as imp orted, sold in bulk.  to  to  to  to  Montgomery Company  8  {>  it;  0K0      __^0 * Arnrnrn^*   mmm*t *  mmm*^ *   m������^       4^0*  A���ml *  AW0 *  m���10 * ���W0*   ���W0 *  ������&*   M���& "   mm���P >   A������f *  A���W0*  A������t *  ������mt *   m%����� *   _*__#*   _M_i *  ___t ���   __���f "   ._���___?       mmW  ~ ^^^ " ^mW^ *^"^ ^^^ ^mm^        mmW ^m. m������w ^__v        m9mw        ^mm-       ^^_r ^* ^mW        ^^~"        mmWrn-        ___*****-        }���*���        gmw���        ^0���r        ^___r        m������W        _^__K mmw  Next to P. Burns ��& Co.  Baker Street, Nelson  ft.  EMPIRE  ENTERTAINMENT  COMPANY  THE WONDERS AND TERRORS OF  THE   VOLCANO.  A grand illustrated lecture entertainment giving an instructive and interesting description of the disasters in;  Martinique and the island of St. Vincent,  SIXTY MAGNIFICENT COLORED  PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS, illustrating  the life, architecture and tropical  beauty of the city of St. Pierre, and the  ruins wrought, by  EDISON'S    MOVING    PICTURES   OF  THE ERUPTION OF PELEE  VOLCANO.  . The great volcanoes of the world will  be shown and described by the electric  or oxy-hydrogen light on a screen 150  feet square.   Startling, realistic, instructive.   Entirely new.   The entertainment  will include over 10,000 feet of moving  pictures of subjects full of interest in  war, love, travel, magic, comedy, calculated   to  instruct  and  amuse  young  and old.    Twenty views of the Fernie  disaster.   Admission 25c.   Children 10c.  MATINEE THURSDAY AND  SATURDAY, 3.30.  T. S. McPherson  roceries  AND  Provisioqs  Nelson, B. C.  The economical buyers admit that Ave  per   cent   feold   bonds   are   not   in   it   in1  =values=wheni=compared=with"theii=savlhgr"  made by purchasing goods from the undersigned. ��� ���" ���  '   Another shipment of  Silver  Spoon  Tea  received. ������������**-.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  %,  ALL THOSE  WHO DEAL WITH  US ONCE DO SO  AGAIN, AS WHAT  WE SELL IS  FIRST-CLASS  D.  McArthur & Co.  Furniture Dealers  ������^������jk--^'*-*;  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  SMOKE Tuckett Cigar Co's /Monogram  - ;. -��� ,��������������� ,:   ��� Union Label Cigars {Marguerite  Geo. E. Tuckett's Cigarettes (Karnack  Only Union-Made Cigarette in Canada |T    &   B  &  Morrison & Caldwell  GROCERS  Phone 134  Tremont Block,  Baker St  WHOLESALE  Agents for B.C.  GROCERS  Vancouver, B.G.  Christie's Biscuits  _  1F,'"h���!?t ��f ch,,Istle's Biscuits, received,    made up of  Sodas,"   "Graham   Wafers,"   "Arrowroot."    "Social    Tea"  ���'Peach    Bioisom,"     "Sultanas."   "Lemon Sandwich," and '  als.  hav. Christla'a   "Fruit  Cake" and "Plum Puddin.-"  in  "Zephyr    Cream  "Sweet   Wine,"  ���Jam-Jams."    W.  one-pound tine. ���  CURED BY  COLONIAL   REMEDY  Houston Block, Ne'sor-  J. A. IRVING & GO.  Groceries and Provisions  STARKEY & GO.,  WHOLESALE   PROVISIONS,  PB0DUCE AND  FRUITS.  REPAESEflTINC  Can be given in a  or  coftee,    without  No taste. No odor,  glass of water, tea,  patient's knowledge.  Colonial Remedy will cure or destroy the  diseased appetite for aicoholic stimulants,  whether the patient is a confirmed inebriate, "tippler,"' social drinker or drunkard.  Impossible for anyone to have an appetite  for alcoholic liquors after using Colonial  Remedy. '  INDORSED BY *_IEMBERS OF W.C.T.U.  Mrs. Moore," Superintendent of the Wo-  men'a Christian Temperance Union, Ventura, California, writes: "I have tested  Colonial Remedy on very obstinate -drunk--  ards, and the cures have been many. In  many cases the Remedy was given secretly.  I cheerfully recommend and indorse Colonial Remedy. Members of" our Union are  delighted to find a practical and economical  treatment to .aid us ln our. temperance  work."  Sold by druggists everywhero, and by  mail..  Price $1. Trial package free by writing  or calling on Mrs. M. A. Cowan (for year*  member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union), 2204 St. Catherine St., Mont-  ro&l  Bold In Nelson, B. C...by J. H, Vanstone,  Baker Strt*t ***���>��� .......  R. A. Rogers & Go , Ltd , Winnipeg.  fi. K. Fairbank Co., - Montreal.  Simcoe Canning Co., -   -   Simcoe.  Oftioe and  JM^lZstreet. NELSON. B. C.  GEO. M QUNN  Maker of First-class Hand-made Boots  and Shoes.    Ward Street, next new Post-  office Building, Nelson, B. C.  Repairing   Neatly   and    Promptly   Done  Satisfaction Guaranteed in all Work  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, I/d  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL AGENTS  HARRY H. WARD  M<Mt Insurance  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. a  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker   Stree  Nelson,   B.   C.


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