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Saturday Afteriioon, May   :2, 1903
NEARLY ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE AT FRANK
LffiUTlNANT MVERNOr OF. GRAFTING IN THE PROVINCIAL MINING ASSOQATIOrT- **
. Tho little miniug town of Frank, just
over the interprovincial boundary line in
the* territory of Alberta, was the scene of
an appalling catastrophe early Wednesday
morning by whicli close upon one hundred of its inhabitants lost then* lives.*" -
The town is named after Hon. F. W.
Frank of Butte, Montana, who is largely
interested in the town realty, and .is ,tho
largest owner, iu the coal mines which
constitute the chief industry of tlie town.
r The disaster occurred early Wednesday
morning while tho residents of the town
wore asleep aud only the men on the
night shift were at work in the mine. * It
came as an iinmeuse slide of rock from
tho face of Turtle mountain, in which thc"
coal mine is located and the first great
slide .was followed by a succession of
smaller slides* which contintied to come
,   down for several hours later.
•The people of the doomed section of the
town received not the slightest warning
and close upon the great rush of wind
causod by the immense displacement, the-
angry sea of displaced limestone swept
over the miner's cabins, reducing them to
tinder, and burying their inmates many-
. feet under huge blocks of rock.
The awful suddeness of the calamity was
bewildering to thoso who were without
tho zone of the slide and for-soveralhours,
they,wero at then* wits end "to determine
the nature of the calamity which had
overtaken then* town. The major slide
raised a great volume of fine dust and
through this there was a,constant shower
of-fine particles of rock descending, to
which were added the roars of the smaller
slides as they came tearing down the
mountain sido, so that it was not unreasonable that the terrified people should
come to the conclusion that then* afflic-.
tion was volcanic in its nature, and in tho
first accounts of the disasterthis was the
explanation given of it.
The first attempt .at organized rescue
work was' directed to_ the succour-of the
miners who had beon imprisoned in the
mine. The mine adits were fortunately
somewhat out of the direct -path of the*-
slide, so that, the .quantity • of rock deposited over them was.-nothing like so
great as it, otherwise would, have been.
, As it was,.ho_we,yer, the,task imposed by.
the, slide wafl^altbgether too much for the
meitof Frank,.tuid.itiwas not until man.--,
ager Tonkin andjgup-jrintendent Stockett,
of the Crow's Nest collieries, - at Fernie;
arrived with a largo' crew of men that any.
progress was made' with the work. of rescue. .There was'all* told 17 men in tho
." hiiiio but the number'grew in -the* public
mind until it was generally stated at 70.
The rescuers worked without rest until
they dropped in their places and mado
way for fresh men and'in the end had the
satisfaction of effecting the escape of all
but.two men, there being two' who suc-
coinbed to suffocation before they could
be released. The men were alarmed by
the roar of the first slide and tried to get
out but found the entrances blocked.
They were not aware of the magnitude of
the slide but the difficulty as it presented
itself to them was in itself sufficient and
thoy at once set to work to extricate themselves.
The devastated area is fan-shaped with
a depth of two miles and a width of something liko two and a half miles. This
area is more or less covered with broken
rock and in some parts tha deposit is 50
feet deep. A technical estimate of the
=quantityuofJimestone=brought^down=by=-
the slide place's it at over eighty million
tons..
The loss of life by the slide is placed
at 80, although these figures may be somewhat modified. In addition to the loss of
life at the mine aiid in the town of Frank
the saw-mill- catnip of McVeigh's was
swept out of existence, and all the men in
the camp at tlio time • were instantly
killed. ■■   '. .
Very few of the bodies of the victims
have been recovered and in view of the
circumstances stifrouhding the accident'
it is not /likely that thoy will bo discovered,' it being regarded as a superhuman
task to search over tho entire area.
• The„territorial authorities responded instantly to the call of the stricken town
and premier Haultain was on the spot
without delay, while the federal authorities immediately dispatched a company of
mounted police to .preserve order.
There are all Muds of theories advanced
as to the causes for the slide but none of
them appeal' to be especially convincing.
It is altogether likely that when the first
great shock of the accident has passed
over common reasons will be assigned to
the ■ slide at Frank, with that which-
occurred a few.' weeks ago on the north
arm of the Arrow lake,' and. in fact; in
numerous places throughout Kootenay
there are evidences of immense slides of
rock that have brought down large section's of the mountains. , It ..will probably
appear.'that the slide atFfank has. differed
from the '-.other rock ..slides throughout
Kootenay .only in that' the debris of. it
was - thrown over a section of the town,
and thereby caused a great loss of life.
Just'.what effect the slide.will liave upon the town of Frank. it is. impossible to
say, biit it is not improbable that it will
very greatly, depreciate the value of the
realty, if indeed it does not result in the
moving of the town to what niay be regarded as a more safe locality. Indeed
at the present time there is no surety that
the:end of the movement of rock- has
beeif reached and on Friday the town
had been practically deserted by its people
on the advice of premier Haultain, who
had received advices from experts who
had been studying the mountain since
the first slide that the evidence is not
lacking of a further movement of rock.
Considerable apprehension was also entertained for a time that the ravages of a
flood would also be added to the afflictions of the town by reason of the backing up of the waters of Old Man's river
by the debris from the slide" but this
difficulty may not be said to'have been
fairly well overcome as the water is going through the rock ands before any
further rise occurs it will be - possible to
make a now channel.   .
The latest revised list of the victims of
of. the accident is:
A. Leitch, wife aud four children, formerly of Oak Lake, Manitoba.
. - A. Clark, wife and six children. -
Alexander Graham, miner, and wife.
. J. VanDnsen,' wife and two children,
Renfrew, Ontario.
Columbia & Western had earned under
its subsidy. This the railway company
refused to do, and Wells who had gone to
Montreal to complete the deal, returned
to Victoria, reported the refusal to Dunsmuir and Prentice and had the two crown
grants cancelled, and the concellation was
ratified by an order-in-council passed in
March, 1902. In May, 1902, the. legislature being in -session, a bill was introduced, which, had it passed, would have
allowed the. Columbia & Western to
make selections of land anywhere in -Yale
and Kootenay districts, for what it had
earned under the subsidy act.   .
When the fact that the bill went farther
than the subsidy act went was pointed
out"to Dunsmuir and Wells,-they point
blank refused to allow the bill to be read
a second time. The question is who prepared the bill. With these facts before
him, and they have been brought out by
the committee of the house, appointed to
investigate the matter, people are wondering how the lieutenant-governor will-be
able.to justify himself, if he refuses his
assent to the bill now  known   as   the
been grafting. He^was, paid $500|for his
valuable services; aiid in addition deducted as"' his commission ten per cent from
all the sums he collected as subscriptions
from business men in 'Victoria. To make
it more binding'he added ten percent to
the bills he paid for hire of carriages during the famous-convention. The working executive of the'association, with the
exception of John Keen of Kaslo, all live in
Victoria, it looks to.a man up a tree, that
the/Provincial Mining association is an
organization, whose one object is to
furnish graft to a few people in Victoria,
and the people. Who are tumbling over
each other in organizing branch associations in the upper country, are to be the
suckers, as one half* of all they contribute
goes to the parent organization, in order
to keep its executive iii Victoria in pocket
money. The finance minister has promised
to deliver his budget speech on Monday.
THE OPERA HOUSE.
The dramatic season of eight nights by
Mr. Harold Nelson-aiid his company, was
brought to a close on Tuesday night by
a presentation of The'Merchant of Venice, with Mr. Nelson as Shylock. In reviewing the merits of an actor's work, allowance should be <iiiade for the mental
strain incident to a* nightly change of
plays as demanded Toy towns of the size of
Nelson, again, the--difficulty of stage
scenery for heavy .drama with canvass
that has been again and again mutilated
in adapting it so as to fit every size pro-
cenium and stage ori1 the circuit is a serious drawback - to - an approximately correct stage sitting.
Hamlet we object to having our reverie
and. the lofty meditation which the sublimity of the text inspires, warped
and mangled by low comedy—which in a
purely vaudeville or minstrel show would
be alright—between acts. If Shakespeare
came to Nelson what would he say to it
all. It certainly is an offence to a cultured audience and it is only such that
such a play as Hamlet will at any time
attract."
As to Mr. Nelson's ability as a star
actor, it will be conceded that as an
elocutionist he stands high. His voice is
musical, and he has rare'skill hi the art of
modulation and inflection, his words
carry all the feeling and pathos of the
text. His hearers can follow him in every
word without effort. In a few instances,
notably in Hamlets soliloquy. "To be or
not to be"£"he evinced a disposition to
rant just a little. In his dismissal of
Ophelia to a "nunnery'' also he was
too violent in, voice and action. A
tone suggesting pity, blended with irony
would be more consistent with the caustic
summary "frailty thy name is woman."
As hi this scene Hamlet is alone with the
now discarded Ophelia, and there are no
eavesdroppers before whom he need act
his role of simulated madness, a very
moderate harshness in tone would be consistent with the text and recollections of
the love he once bore his innocent and
simple Ophelia. In the later parts of
Hamlet, notably in the closet scene with
his mother he was admirable and the
play as a whole "was thoroughly enjoyable. Perhaps his best character was
that of Romeo, but here as in other parts
The pictures on this page are
from drawings of the plans of
the new courthouse for Nelson
that were prepared by architects Rattenbury of Victoria
and Carrie of Nelson. -An appropriation of $40,000 has been
placed in-the estimates for the
construction of the building,
and if the estimates are passed
before the Prior government is t
smashed, the work of construe- '_
tion will be commenced this
fall. One picture shows the
Ward street frontage, the other
tho Vernor street frontage.
WARD STREET FRONT-OP .NELSON'S PROPOSED NEW COURT HOUSE
James Graham, rancher, wifo and two
sons, Monroe,' Washington.
Two half-breeds, named Johnson, of
Blairmoro.
C. Ackroyd, miner, and wifo.
John MVceigh.
Joe Brighton, Nolson.
J.'J." Scott, of Ontario.1;
Frank Vouchen and Francis Rochottc,
of Quebec,
David Foster, miner, Birmingham, England.. . ..........
Alfred. Daws and Fred Farrington, of
__ahcashire, England.
'Mis'. W. Warrington, and seven. children, of Falbrook, Ontario.
G. Williams, wife'and four children, of
Wales'. •
Thos. R. Locke, brother-in-law of G.
Williams, R. J. Watt and Alex. Dixon,
of Watson's Corners, Ontario.
Thos. DeLapp, of Red Lodge, Montana.
A. Tasgifiu, M. Mardingian, J. Sirouli,
of Armenia.
A Graosack, jr., Ben. Cunuis, J. W.
Clark, of Lethbridge.
R. Wilson, D. Yohnson, John Gustava,
Abe Dixon, Dave Lonn, Jacob Lemosiki,
Georgo Lemoski, D. Ymack, and several
others, names unknown, Slavs.
Ed. Krusa, F. Simms, Wm. Bobbles,
John Lamm, Wooster brothers, miners,
supposed to be dead.
. In the hospital: Mrs. Watkins, shock
and internal injuries; James Warrington,
fractured thigh; Leister Johnson, splinter penetrated liver; Alfred A. Watkins,
shock; Dan McKenzie, chest hurt; W.
Warrington, leg hurt.
John McVeigh was a brother of P. McVeigh, of Poupore & McVeigh. He lived
in Nelson for some time and had many
staunch friends here. Joe Brighton, who
was walking-boss for the same firm, was
also well-known in Nelson.
C. & W. R'Y LAND GRANT..
Victoria, B. C, May l.—[Special to The
Tribune]—The true inwardness of the
Columbia & Western crown grant deal is
now pretty well understood. At the time
the deal was arranged, Eberts, Turner and
McBride were one faction in the government, and Dunsmuir, Prentice and Wells
were the other faction. Later on Turner
and McBride were out of the government
altogether, and the government was made
up of James Dunsmuir, premier and president of the council: W.C. Wells, chief
commissioner of lands and works; J. D.
Prentice, finance minister; D. M. Eberts,
attorney general, and George McL. Brown,
representing the C. P. R. Dunsmuir,
Wells and Prentice met and agreed that
the crown grants for two blocks of land
in Southeast JKootenay, which had been
prepared by the order-in-council of September 8th, 1901, should be delivered only
on the railway company agreeing to build
the road from Midway to Spence's bridge,
and in addition cancelling all the laud the
talented wife and the other ladies of the
company^ it would be invidious to say
more than that they did well and we
would say to them with the rest of the
company that under Mr. Nelson they
hhve a rare opportunity of being coached
and lifted, out of the mediocre rut which
they have have already passed; on to the
high plane of artist educators, which they
may feel- assured, thatj we, in this wild
west do not regard as an ignoble vocation,
but an honorable profession.   -
Miss Ivy Johnstone, of Nelson assisted
in the performance on Monday night and
in the trying situation of playing with
professionals acquitted herself admirably.
NELSON NEWS NOTES.
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Fred Irvine & Co. are showing some
very pretty''things in silk waists and colored bloupes. '.See their advertisement.
Feltjvs. {Dickinson. This sale is further posifponed until Saturday, the 9th
"day of May; 1903, at the same place and
time.    -jjl"
W.-N. Kolfe of Nelson, has received the
appointnienfr of mining recorder at Creston. Hersucceeds E. N. Murphy who resigned. -},.
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W. A.? Fraser, with Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, left for Winnipeg this
week. He has accepted a position with
Hugh Caineron.
A convention of Liberals will be held in
Nelson on,-Wednesday, May 6th. Delegates from, all the surrounding district
have been;appoiuted.
William' Roberts returned on Monday
from a visit to the Continental mine near
Bonuers Ferry, Idaho, he found the'mine
looking all right but had a very hard trip.
Frank Chiodo, charged with rioting at
Coal Creek, came before judge Forin this
week. He elected to be tried at the assizes at Nelson, which open on May 18th.
Bail was granted.
Ewart Bros, jewelers of Rossland, have
bought the stock of Jacob Dover,* and
,whon the\"iiew goods now on the way
arrive, will open up one of the finest
stocks in the Province.
The O. P.'R. have commenced 'a regular tri-weekly service with the Lardo
district, leaving Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p. m., reaching Lardo at 9:80 and Trout -Lake, at 11:80 the
same day. ,-        . Vy» '-'■." '■
' EX'aldprman^RiSW:«iD|rew-lis again in
Nelson," the 'Canadian Pacific Railway
liaving recognized Ins ability by appointing him chief clerk, in the general freight
oflice, in^'place of H. E. Connon, promoted tohVancouver. " -*■
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A. York, mayor of Slocan, passed
through Nelson this week on his way to
Edmonton!, where he has a brother living.
The Slocaii council, rather than accept
mayor .York's resignation, granted him
two months' leave of absence.
i J. Frank Collom, manager of the. Arlington . mine, Slocan, accompanied by
W. J. Burns, of Portland, and A. B.
Williams, of San Francisco, two of the
directors of the Arlington were in Nelson Tuesday on their way to tlie mine.
J. F. Wardner left on Monday for the
Cherry creek mine with C. E. Hamilton
of St. PaCol, Minn. Mr. Hamilton was
formerly ;attorney-general of Manitoba,
he is now: practising law in St., Paul,
and is interested in the Cherry Creek
_Mining_C:ompany  	
A serious accident to . tho machinery
at tho Poorman mine occurred on Tuesday. The^ cable on tho tramway parted
and many of tho towers wero badly
wrecked by the heavy buckets of ore
dashing against them.    Several of the
f«y »l g»«y, I G«u.<. I*.} R**V
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■VERNON STREET FRONT.OF NELSON'S PROPOSED NEW  COURT  HOUSE
ratification bill., There may be politics
in his refusal, as it is generally believed
liberals at Ottawa want a dominion
general election brought on this fall, and
it would be in the interest of the liberal
party to have control of the election
machinery in British Columbia. This
could bo done if the lieutenant-governor
refuses his assent to the ratification bill,
and Prior should resign in consequence of
that refusal. It is a nice game but the
chances arc it will not work out successfully.
There is a big row on in the inner
circles of the Provincial Mining association.   It seems that   the treasurer   has
Perhaps the chief drawback to the enjoyment of thc audience has been the
class of music (?) and the quality of tho
preformances on tho piano between the
acts and incidental to the play. 'Take for
example Romeo and Juliet was it not an
incongruity "most horrible" to have to
listen to nothing but low down "rag
time" varied with "Poor Black Joe" done
to rags by variations, between the acts of
that most classic and romantic play. The
director some day may learn that this
play has been set lo music by a countryman of Romeo's and that it would be
proper to play tho overture and an occasional selection during the evening in
preference to variety melodies.
ggAgain, us to "specialties," from tho
sublime to the redicnlons may be but a step
in some cases, but when wo go to see
ho lacked the support, required to an
effective representation.
Mr. Bruce the leading man, is a painstaking young actor but he has no proper
conception of the acting qualifications of
Mercutio—who is really, Avhile ho lasts,
the chief character in the play. Nor indeed should he flatter himself upon his
portrayal of Horatio; the character requires more dignity nnd sratclinoss, and
an nir of tender solicitude for his friend
nnd prince than Mr. Bruce imparted to
it. But in the whole Mr. Bruce is ;i
young man of much promise.
Mr. Julo is n good utility man nnd the
backbone of Mr. Nelson's support, what
lie docs is well and conscientiously* done,
his gravediggor is good, and his Polonius
is also good, and tho character being now
to him, he will improve on it.   Of his
men working on thc tramway liad uo*-*-
raw escapes from the flying ropes. John
Norcross saw thc line coming and jumped,
the coil just caught him in passing and
threw him down, he was not hurt, however. The damage will probably amount
to between one and two thousand dollars.
Cash is pouring into] thc city treasury
these days in payment of arrears for electric light and water service. Citizens
must now pay up or have the servico cut
off. Any account unpaid will bo placed
in court for collection. John Monroe and
James McPhee ore busy cutting off delinquents, one on water service, tho other
the electric light service.
A firo broke out at A. Lapoint's boarding house on Vernon street at 9:45, Friday night.   There was danger for some
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time that it might spread to Teetzel's
warehouse as there was a fierce blaze, but
the firemen managed by hard work to get
it under control. The damage is esti-.
mated at $5000 on building and furniture.
It was insured for $2000; * •'    . >,... f    y
The Tourist Association of; Kootenay
have this week issued their newpamph- *'■. *
let.   This little book contains 40: pages/V
of well written descriptive, matter," and; *.
photographs of the   Kooteiiay, .district,
Nelson,  Ymir,   Sandon,   New" -Denver,
Slocan, etc., and will be sent free on ap-,
plication to the secretary of ,the Koot:'",.
enay Tourist Association, Nelson-V" ;   ii-^.
The ball for the benefit of the Ubraryw4;^M
was one of the moat successful ever'<-"held > >3£§L
in Nelson, nearly 200 were' present. ~ Ther>v ■rJf^l
committee had gone to great trouble beau; V*-; ^'iy^kl
tifying the room and preparing an excel- Vv; §f|'
lent supper, the latter donated by theciti- - "TV? J®?
zensof NelBon. The floor was excellent', '^-Yj§f
thanks to alderman Selous, and dancing r, "t^. £1
was kept up. with vigor until a late "hour *-*" ' "'
this morning. - /• ' ' J"'
A. H. Kelly, mining operator, returned .
to Nelson on Tuesday, after along visit.-'
to St. Paul, Chicago, .New  Yorkand^;
other eastern cities, where he-went' to/?-
promote some of his mining ventures. ,/He, A\
reports that a fair measure of success has , > - ,.r--a-
attended his efforts, and.'sayB^that-tbe.-^Ei^l
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eastern people  are   not/so ; prejudiced
against British Columbia-a£)tHie^i'yrete-,'^{'"lA^§
some time ago, and that, the'outlook^is^ $$.$
good, particularly for gold propositions."   A'~ vs§8j
The executive committee of the Diocese .-' -s-s*_5g!
of Kootenay met on* Wednesday in St."
Saviour's mission hall.   Present Rev. W." T
Beer, Kaslo, who in the absence' of the
archdeacon, acted as chairman; Rev. H. -
S.   Akahurst,. Kamloops;  Rev. R.   W.
Hedley, Rossland; Rev. F. H., Graham, -
Nelson; George Johnstone, J. M. * Lay,',
.W. H. Bullock-Webster, W-A. Jowett,"1-
Fred Irvine and T. Morley. . There was a*
large amount of business transacted. «Thej
reports of the treasurer,,.executive^cdm>|
mittee  and committee-on canons ;,were4
ordered to be printed,* so as to*be _ent|oat^
-with the notices of the Diocesan 5 Synods
which is called for June 10 and 11 in/Nel-T
son.   A vote of thanks was passed to' John"
Houston, M. P. P., for his services in ,_the^
legislative assembly "in connection-;withl
the incorporation of, the synod. yXaeorgef
Johnstone was appointed' secfetaiyj'-prp^
tern-of the executive comnuttee^inJp_»6e^
.of Rev.>H:, S.^Akehurstfwhofleaves^niL
Saturday; morning* fOTfl^uuid^j^A^yoteK
thanks'.andrg(X>d--v'nBhe8"%aBfg^^
"Akehnrst.Tt.The/financia^tat*^^
the treasurer "9f the\d^dc^.Mr.trj/.,J^'f*>*i^|
Lay,' was a very satisfactory:one 'the   \, ' VJ
cash balance being between six and seven.* '
hundred dollars. r
U. B. R. E. STRIKE SITUATION.   -
The Canadian Pacific strike drags, its
weary way along:   Cheques  have .been'
paid the Nelson men have been-paid'for,'
the four and a half days^ywhich they
worked in March but the company are
still holding back the wages for February.
The third number of the U. B. R. E.
Strike Bulletin has been received in Nelson.   All the men on strike are .standing
firm and have no intention of, giving :up
the fight.   A possible method of settling
the strike has been suggested by "_Sym-..
pathize."   The men again " place.on.re-
" cord our oft-repeated assertion that we
' - are perfectly willing to resume work on
" receiving a proper guarantee that we
" shall bo allowed to live in -peace and" or-
" ganizo in the union of our choice."
COMMUNICATION.
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Editor of Tub Tuebunk: Whilo our
mining laws are very good, the one regarding public safety is not equal to public requirement, as operators go and leave
their works in dangerous condition. The
country is getting full of old ■ abandoned
prospects where shafts aud upraises are
not properly guarded. Now I*. think tho
law should require such places to be filled
in before they aro abandoned, and until
they are filled to be guarded with a railing and tho brush and dirt kept cleared
away for at least six feet around the open-.
ing, this would give a man a .chance to
sec tho hole before he wont too far to recover himself. Being a prospector myself I know the danger, as some of the
workings I havo seen will be shortly entirely covered with brush. Upraises are
worst as tliey have nothing to show thoir
whereabouts and the brush soon closes in
on them.   Yours respectfully,
T. G. Willso.v.
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NELSON SUCCESS CLUB.   •
The mock parliament met on Wednesday evening. Minister of finance Starkey's bill for raising a loan of |24,000,000
to build a government railroad from Vancouver to the Skeena, passed its third
readin, but not until, during the debate,
some startling disclosures were brought
out by the opposition which will take the
form of an impeachment of the government at the meeting to be held on Monday next. The minister of education*will
also bring down his bill for the amendments of the education act, and a very
lively debate is promised. This meeting
will bo the last of the season and. the
house will be prorogued until the fall.
The public is cordially invited to be
present. The prizes for the chess tournament have been received by the winners. A handsome pearl and gold scarf
phi boing presented to Mr. Jowett by the
Rev. F. H. Graham and a fine set of
chessmen to Mr. Harbour by Mr. S. M.
Brydges.
ONTARIO BUDGET.
Premier Ross' budget speech was delivered in tho legislature on Tuesday afternoon. The provincial assets he put at
$7,824,208, with liabilities at $5,884,946,
giving a surplus of $1,939,262. The estimated receipts for 1903 are $4,408,827,
which, with the cosh balance on hand December 81st, 1902, mokes $5,818,888. The
estimated expenditure is $4,537,429, being
$184,000 more than the revenue. The Nelson Tribune  BANK OF MONTREAL  Established 1817. Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up)..-.  REST   UNDIVIDED PROFITS.-.  .$12,000,000.00  .    8,000,000.00  165,856.00  Head   Office,   Montreal  Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G., President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH CorneitaBn",keeyrsTrdeet,.      A. H. Buchanan, Manager.  IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA  CAPITAL (Authorized)  CAPITAL (Paid Up).--  REST -   ..$4,000,000  ... 2,964,794  ... 2,520,076  HEAD OFFICE:  Toronto, Ontario.  Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario aiid Quebec.  T. 11. MERUITT, President. D. R. AVILKIE, Vice-Pres. and Gen. Man.  E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. AV. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  Nelson Branch���A General Banking Business Transacted.  Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed. , - .  Drafts sold, available in all parts of Canada,  United States and Europe.  'Special attention given to collections.  J.   M.  LAY,  MANAGER.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE   BANK   OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  Sier^F^^::::::::::::::::* SS Head Office; TORONTO  Aggregate Resources over 72,000,000 jr  HON. GEO. A. COX, President.  B. E. WALKER, General Manager.  SAVINGS  BANK  DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received and interest allowed.  NELSON  BRANCH. bruce heathcote, manager.  The Nelson Tribune  Founded ln 189-.'.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PROPRIETORS.  Ollice: McDonald Block, Bnker Street.  The Nelson Tribune ii served by carrier to  'subscribers in Nelson or sent by mail to any  address in Canada or the United States for ?1.00  a year; price to Great, Britain, postage paid,  ��1.50. No subscription taken for less than a  year.  JOHN HOUSTON, Editor.  ���    SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1903  According to the Vancouver News "Advertiser, the executive of the. Provincial  Mining Association have no very high  opinion of the members of thc legislative  assembly, and have requested the premier  to consult with the Provincial mineralogist more frequently regarding matters  affecting the mining industry.   All this  is because the mining committee of the  house refused to listen to stump  speeches  . from  such .eminently practical   mining  - men as lawyer Belyea of Victoria, farmer  House  of  Nicola, poet   Clive Phillipps  Wolley'of Saanach and lawyer Gait of  Rossland.-. The executive of the Provincial Mining: Association are  swelled up  -With .their   own   importance   and   the  ��� mining committee of the legislature merely  brbught' theni'. down to business.    The  , executive-pf the''Provincial Mining Asso-  ~77ciafton^enufnl^  ' -mining committee, and that they could  "rhave a heart to heart, man to man talk,  ' in order'to dbterinine which was the abler  * of menrand morecapable of framing laws  ������"relating-to 'mining. - They were told that.  *;the people elected the members of the  'legislative assembly to make the laws and  , that t)ie, people had not given the execu-  . tive of - the Provincial 'Mining Association  any such authority.   Thc executive of the  Provincial Mining Association has among  its members mon who ore honest in their  efforts to bring about reasonable changes  iu the mining laws of tho province, so  that the-peoplo at large will bo benefitted,  and they are using reasonable methods to  , accomplish this end, but there are also  men on itho executive who cure nothing  for  the general good and are working  solely for selfish ends.   Thc imperfections  in our mining laws were nil without a  single exception  engrafted by just such  men.  By refusing its assent to the second  reading of Houston's bill for the location  of petroleum lands under the provisions  ; of the mineral Act, the Prior government  practically admits that it will consider on  their merits the applications that have  been made under the Coal Mines Act for  licenses to prospect for coal and petroleum  on the block of land in southeast Kootenay, the block of laud that is now celebrated because of the attempt that was  made by thc Dunsmuir government to  hand it over to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  It is now pretty generally believed by  those who nre on tho inside, that tho  lieutenant-governor will refuse his assent  to tlie bill, that was passed unanimously,  regarding the cancellation of thc two  crown grants that were proposed  with the object of conveying to the Columbia & Western Railway Company the  veiy valuable coal and oil lands in Southeast Kootenay.   If thc assent is refused,  premier Prior mn>: hand in his resignation, and if lie does, Tub Tribune  predicts that attorney-general Eberts will  be his successor. The Canadian Pacific  Railway Company and all tlio old Turner  crowd of charter mongers, nre solid for  Eberts, and tlie big road nnd the charter,  mongers have still great influence in this  province. Eberts could form a government, and would ask for dissolution  which he would get. That he would" be  any more successful at the polls than the  hon. Joseph-Martin in- 1900 is doubtful,  but he would-be premier, and that is  what Eberts wants.  The Prior government, it is said, has  determined to stand or fall on its railway  policy. As that policy is one founded on  keeping in line as supporters three or four  members of the legislative assembly, it  can hardly be called a policy. One member is to get a laud grant for a certain  road, another is to get a land grant in addition to a cash subsidy, while another is  to get a cash subsidy without a land  grant. The sooner the province of British  Columbia says it will not give laud grants  or cash subsidies to railways the sooner  will railways be. built. Every mile of  road built in the province in the last three  years has been built without such aid.  Reference was made in the. legislative  assembly on Monday to a case that was  moreovless_fianions.in its dqy.1 The^cajje.  referred to was the " Pack Train " claim  case. It was in court for years and was  finally decided in favor of the heirs of the  original locator, who was an old packer,  named Tom Dunlop, well known in Nelson in J 889 and 1900. Thc parties who  were defeated in all the courts are anxious  to have the case re-opened and it is said  the reason the mugwumps and soreheads  of Nelson are supporting tlio Nelson  Economist's candidate for tlie legislative  assembly is because his law partner is one  of tho defeated parties.  The Rossland Miner, a newspaper the  control of which is owned by the mining  companies of which A. C. Gait is tho resident solicitor in Rossland, says: "To  suffer the displeasure of the Provincial  Mining Association is equivalent to court-'  ing political oblivion." Mr. Gait is ono  of the executive of the Provincial Mining  Association and the Rossland Miner no  doubt expresses his views in the words--  quoted above.; To suffer political oblivion  at thc hands of an organization having  such men as A. C. Gait of Rossland at its  head would bo worse than being choked  to death by a jackass.  Prom present nccounts it would appeor  that the shocking disaster at Prank was a  rock slide, how caused is not at present  known. When thc full talc is told nearly  a hundred men, women and children will  have been found to havo lost their lives.  The sympathy of tho whole. country is  with those who have lost friends and relations. Thc Dominion government and  the Alberta legislature arc doing till that  is possible to'alleviate any distress and  prevent further disaster. The peoplo of  Nelson arc ready and willing to render  any assistance in their power, and mayor  Rose will bring the subject before tlio  council on Monday next.  The London Times may endeavor, fit  tho instance of tho corporations, to stem  the tide of municipalization, but it is like  king Canute of old and Ihe ocean waves,  or Hotspur calling mighty spirits from the  deep. In one case tho long had to move  his chair to avoid getting wet, while tho  other shouted and no ono appeared. The  advantage of municipal control of public  necessities are so apparent that they have  got beyond tho discussion stage. Tho evidence is so overwhelmingly in its favor  that it scorns waste of time arguing thc  matter.  The letter from a prospector in another  column calls attention to what may in future be a source of real danger to those  roaming the mountains in search of minerals or game. Some steps should be  taken to have all shafts fenced securely.  It is not unlikely that the Dunsmuir  coal mines near Ladysmith will be reopened before long without either recognition of thc Western Federation of Miners or prejudice against that organization.  The fact that the silver-lead mine owners show no inclination to work their respective mines under present conditions,  is evidence that they cannot be made pay.  They are business men and it may bo  taken for granted that if they saw a fair  return as things are now for the investment of working capital they-'would1 not  belong in availing themselves of an opportunity to turn aii honest penny. It  may be that there are a few demagogues  among the managers but then1 personal  interests arc inseparably bound up with  the properties to which they are attached  and their success iu the mining field depends on the result of actual activity at  tho mine aud not ou then* assumed ability  to regulate tho political status of this province. A fair conclusion therefore to arrive at is that with the majority of silver  lead* mines the margin of profit under  present conditions is not sufficiently largo  to warrant the opening up of those now  closed down.  '     NELSON CITY COUNCIL.  There was a full attendance at tho council meeting ou Monday night, tho mayor  and all the aldermen being present.   The  minutes of the last meeting were read  and approved.  The mayor reported that tho committee  appointed by the council, had met tho  representatives of tho athletic clubs and  Agricultural Society and discussed tho  matter, but there was no definite proposals to put before the council    _^~ .  ..  ��� Alderman" Kirkpatriek submitted tho  report of the public works department  which was adopted.  Tho city engineer reported the cost of a  sidewalk on Vernon street from Stanley  to the railway station would bo $400, also  the cost of an approach from Gore street  to Inuis street thence to Mr. Colo's house,  would bo about $!i0. Tho council decided  that the work should bo done.  Mr. C. E. Miller applied for a lease of  50 feet of the foreshore west of tho city  wharf, there is, however, no land- unoccupied at this point.  Tho city engineer submitted a,' plan  showing the adjustment of the foreshore  as applied for by G. Hale and Astley .&  Co. and agreed to by them, and it was  decided to grant a lease from the city for  seven years at $15 per year each.  The application of the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital board foi* the yearly  grant was received, no action was taken.  The city clerk read the list of those in  arrears for light $1,786 "aiid water $3870.  It was decided that supplies will be cut  Harry H.Ward  FIRE,   LIFE,  ACCIDENT  Insurance  MINES   AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker Street  Nelson, B.C.  ARTHUR GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR  Tremont Block linker Street  i-i  CHOICE SPRING and  SUMMER GOODS. . .  Latest Cut.  Latest Styles.  JUST  ARRIVED  New-  Spring Goods  OF THE LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch Tweeds, Landslide, Strathcona and Belwnrp Serges. A fine  line of I'nntinfjs of the latest styles.  Prices to suit the times.  Call and see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street MERCHANT TAILOR  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker of Plrst-Class Hand-riadc Boots  and Shoes. . . . Repairing Neatly and  Promptly Done. . . . Satisfaction guaranteed In all work.  Word St., next new Postofllce Bldg., Nelson.  off from all persons delinquent on April  00th and proceedings to recover the  amounts duo are to be taken at once.  Jacob Green asked that tho sum of $4!3  for water charged him on property bo remitted, the tenant had left without paying, the council declined tho request.  The Sisters of St. Joseph petitioned for  tho remission of taxes, and water and  light rates nt the convent for a year, thc  water rates oidy won; remitted.  It was decided that the first sitting of  tho Court, of Revision will bo held on  Thursday, June 11, J!)0*S.  It was ordered that the sum of .*J7ii due  by the city for inmates of the Old Mens'  Home, at Kamloops. to tho provincial  government; ho paid at once.  1-*. McLeod, a candy peddler, who peddles candy on Sunday and had been told  by the chief of polico to stop, appeared before the council. Ho asked to be allowed  to continue selling as Sunday was his  best business day. Alderman Selous in  his most impressive style, championed the  cause of McLeod, nnd so wrought upon  the feelings of-tho aldermen that the matter was allowed to drop, and McLeod will  sell until further notice.  The Cm-few Bylaw, No. 12-1, was reconsidered and finally passed and adopted,  and it was ordered that the fire bell in  future be rung at 8:45 p. m. The bylaw  is now in force so the boys and girls must  take care not to. infringe on its provisions.  The finance committee presented accounts for salaries, fire department payroll and scavengering pay-roll amounting  to $28.4, which were ordered paid.  4  I  WE   MANUFACTURE  Shirts,  Overalls,  Denim. Pants,  Tweed Pants,  Cottonade Pants,  Jumpers,  Blouses,  Engineers' Jackets,  Walters' Jackets,  Barbers' Jackets,  Gingham Jackets,  Mission Flannel  Underwear,  Cooks' Aprons and  Caps,  Carpenters' Aprons,  Walters' Aprons,  Painters' and Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw Coats,  Mackinaw Pants,  Tarpaulins,  Dunnage Bags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  ���Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory, 1 Bastion Street  -VICTORIA,  B.C.  DRINK  Thorpe's  Water  Every small bottle contains five  grains of lithia carbonate.  REISTERER &. Co.  Brewers  OF  LAGER BEERand PORTER  Put up iii Packages to Suit the Trade.  Brewery and Oflice:  LATIMER ST., NELSON, 13. C.  UNDER NEW  MANAGEMENT.  Hotel Phair  B. TOMKINS, Manager  NELSON,   -   -   B. C.  The Leading Hotel of the Kootenays.  Good Sample Rooms.  Special Kates to Commercial Men.  Prosser's Second-Hand Store  And China Hall, Combined  Is tlio. place to "rubber" before sending  buck East for anything.  We buy, sell or rent or store anything  from a safety pin to a beef trust.  Western Canadian Kmploymcnt  Agency iu connection.  P.O. Box 588        Baker Street, XV., next door  Phone 261A to C.P.R. Ticket Ollice.  Kootenay Wire Works Go.  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 4  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON, B.C.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ld.  REAL   ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  AGENT'S  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.C  FRANK    FLETCHER  Provincial Land Surveyor  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown dranted.  P.O. Box 503      Office: Kootenay St., KELSON*.  Baker Street,  NELSON.  HOTEL  .Lighted- hy Electricity and  Heated with.. Hot Air. . . .  Large and comfortable Bedrooms and  firBt-elass Pining Hoom. Sample Rooms  for Commercial Men.  RATES $2 l'E II DAY.  Mrs. E. C, Clarke  Proprietress.  TREMONT  ...house;  European and American Plan.  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to f 1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE & TREGILLUS,  llaker St., Nelson. Proprietory.  Madden House  Baker and Ward Streets:  NELSON, B. C-  Centrally Located       Electric Lighted.  Under Old Management."  RATES $1.00 PER DAY.  The Dining Room is unsurpassed and  the Bedrooms are the best in Nelsori.  The Bar is stocked with good Wines  and Liquors and Cigars.  BARTLETT  = HOUSE  Josephine St.  NELSON  The best?l per day house in Nelson.  None but white help employed.  The Bar the best.  G. W. BARTLETT-  PBOPRIETOBL  NOTICE.  Respkctixo Timbek Licences.  "fi^OTICE in hereby given, pursuant to the iirOTi-  J-' sion of Section jo oi the' 'Land Act," that in  future no special licences to cut timber on Crown  lands will be granted or renewed until after Ihe  applicant!) have Had thc limits surveyed by a duly  qualified Provincial Land Surveyor lo the satisfaction of the Lands and Works Department.  W. C. WELLS,  Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Work*.  Lands anil Works Department,  Victoria, B.C., a6th March, 1903.  TIMBER NOTIOE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after  date I intend to apply to thc Honorablo  thc Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license to cut and carry away timber from thc following described lands, situate  in West Kootenay District, British Columbia:  commencing at a post planted on south bank  of Six-Mile Creek, about 6 miles northwest of '  Kootenay Lake, and about 12 miles from Nelson, thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains to the place of beginning, and containing CIO acres.  ROSS THOMPSON, Locator.  J. FRED RITCHIE, Agent.  25th March, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  for a special license to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands, situate  in West Kootenay District, British Columbia:  commencing at a post planted on thc south  bank of Six-Mile Creek, about 0 miles northwest of Kootenay Lake, and 12 miles from Nelson, thence north 80 chains, thence west 80  cliains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to the place of beginning, and containing 6-10 acres.  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR., Locator.  J. FRED RITCHIE, Agent.  25th March, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby giveii that 30 days after  date I intend to apply to the Honorable  thc Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands, situate  In West Kootenay District, British Columbia:  commencing at a post planted on east bank of  Six-Mile Creek, about 5 miles northwest of  Kootenay Lake, and about 12 miles from Nelson, thence east 80 chains, thence south 90  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains to tlie place of beginning, and containing 610 acres.  WILLIAM ASTLEY, Locator.  J. FRED RITCHIE, Agent.  25th March, 1903.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS MADDEN, .  -     Proprietor.  Silver King-Hotel  ���    BAKER STREET, NELSON  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend tt> apply to the Chief Com'missioncr of  Landsand Works for permission to purchase the  following: described lands in South Easi Kootenay:  Commencing atapost marked "J. O. Patenaude's  southwest corner," planted at F. C. Elliott's south,  cast corner post, thence north 80 chains, thence  cast 80 chains, thence south &> chains, thence west  So chains to the place of beginning, containing 640  acres more or less.  Dated the 7th day of March, igot.  J. O. PATEN'AUDE.  TIM1JKK  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thlrtv days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the  chief commissioner of lands and works for  11 special license to cut and carry away timber  form thc following described lands situate  in West Kootenay district, British Columbia.  Commencing at n. post planted on the East  bankofFyfe creek about one mile north of the  north end of Cariboo lake being J. II. Christie's  northwest corner; thence south 80 chains,  thence east SO chains; thence north 80 chains;  thence west 80 chains to the place of beginning  and containing frit) Hcrcs.  .    .1. II. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to thc honorable the ehief  commissioner of hinds nnd works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land situate In West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  apost planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest corner of J. II.  Christie's claim; being William Kirby"s northeast corner; thence south 80 chains; thence west  80 chains; thence north 80 ehains; thence east 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  MO acres. WILLIAM  KIRBY, Locator.  T. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903;  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tlie honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate ln West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the east bank of Kyfe creek  about two miles north of the north end of Cariboo  lako adjacent to the northwest corner of John  Fyfe's claim being Ross Thompson's southeast  corner; thence north 80 chains; thence cast 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains to thc place of beginning and containing  (UO acres.  ROSS THOMPSON, Locator.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby giveii that thirty days after,  date I intend to apply to tlie honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from thc  following described land situate in West Koote-'  nay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the cast bank of Fyfe creek  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest comer of J. H.  Christie's claim, being John Fyfe's southwest  comer; thence north 80 chains; thence cast 80,  chains; thence south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  two acres. JOHN FYFE, Locator.  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  NOTICE.  N  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thlrtv days after  date 1 intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of iands und works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from,the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest corner of J. 11.  Christie's claim, being J.-Fred Ritchie's southeast  corner; thence north 80 chains; thence west 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; thence east 80  chuins, to thc place of beginning, and containing  li-10 acres. J. FRED RITCHIE, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioncr_of lands and works for u special  license to cut ttrra~cnnTr-uwMy~��imbor-from-thc-  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  nt u post planted on the north end of Cariboo  lake being J. S. C. Fruser's northeast corner;  tlience cast 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;  thence west 80 chains; to the east bank of Cariboo lake; thence north 80 chains; following thc  east bank of Cariboo lake to the place of beginning and containing 040 acres more or less.  J. S. C. FRASER, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorablo the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post plunted'on the shore of lowor Cariboo lake  being J. S. C. Eraser's southeast corner post;  thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains north;  thence 80 chains east, to shore of lake; thence  south along shore of lake to place of beginning,  and containing C10 acres more or less.  J. S. C. FRASER, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.   TIMBER^NOTIGE,^ -  OT1CE is hereby giveii that under the provisions of By-law No. 80, "Pound and Dog  Tax By-law," it is unlawful for any person to  suffer any horse, inule, bull or cow,  sheen,  f;oat, pig or other cattle, or poultry to run al  argo within the limits of the City of Nelson.  Every owner of a dog in thc City of Nelson Is  required to pay annually a tax of two dollars  for each dog owned by him.  No porson shall suffer or permit his dog to  run at large ln tlio City of Nelson for which  such person has not paid the tax required of  him and unless such dog shall have around  his neck a collar or strop to whlcn shall bo attached a metallic plate to be supplied by tho  eity on payment of the said tax.  Warning Is hereby given that any person  guilty of an Infraction or violation of any of  thc provisions of the abovo named by-law is,  ln addition to tho fees and charges set forth  therein, liable upon summary conviction to a  penalty of One Hundred Dollars and the costs  of prosecution, and in default of payment to  imprisonment for a term pot exceeding two  months.   By order.  D. C. McMORRIS,  City Clerk.  Nelson, B.C., April 8th, 1903.  SHERIFFS SALE.  Province of British Columbia,)  Nelson, West Kootenay.    >  To wit: )  BY virtue of a writ ot Fieri Facias issued out  of the Supremo Court of British Columbia,  at the suit of  LEROY A. THURSTON, Plaintiff,  against  GABRIEL LUCIEN ROBERT WEYL,  Defendant,  and to mc directed against the goods and chattels of Leroy A. Thurston, the above named  plaintiff, I have seized and taken into execution all thc right, title and interest of thc said  plaintiff, Leroy A.Thurston, in cloven hundred  acd twenty-five (1125) shares, more or less, of  the capital stock of the Rossland Proprietory  and Mining Company, Limited, of the par  value of one pound sterling per share; to  recover the sum of $793,20 and also interest on  $789.00 at 5 per contum per annum from thelfltli  day of February, 1903, until payment, besides  sheriff's poundage, officer's fees, and all other  legal incidental expenses; all of which I shall  expose for sale, or suflicient thereof to satisfy  said judgment debt and costs, at my oflice, next  to tho Court House, in the City of Nelson, B.C.,  on Saturday, the 25th day of April, A.D. 1903, at  the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  NOTE. ���Intending purchasers  will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of thc said  plaintiff, Leroy A. Thurston.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., 8th April, 1903.  o ���- S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Tho above sale is postponed until Saturday,  9th day of May, 1903, at the same place and  time. u  S. P. TUCK,  n Sheriff of South Kootenay.  SHERIFFS SALE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tlie honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on Rocky Bluff cast side of  lower Cariboo lake being E. E- L. Dewdncy's  southwest corner post; tnence 80 chains cast;  thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains west;  tlience 80 chains north to place of beginning. -  E. Xi. L. DEWDNEY, Locator.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on the cast  bank of Watchand river about half a mile from  hike being E. E. L. Dewdncy's northwest corner  post; thence -10 chains cast;' thence 1C0 chains  soutli; tlience 10 chains west; thence 100 chains  north to place of beginning.  E. E. L. DEWDNEY, Locator.  J. II. CHIU8TIE, Agent.  Dated Und May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tlie honorablo tho chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate In West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on tho cast side of Fyfe creek  being J. II. Christie's southeast corner post:  thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains north;  thence 80 chains cast; thence 80 chains south to  place of beginning.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from thc  following described bind, situate and being in  West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing at a post planted on the cast side of  upper Cariboo lake being J. Fyfe's northwest  cqmer post; tlience 80 chains east; thence 80  chains south; thence 80 chains west to shore of  lake thence north along shore of lake to place of  beginning.  J. FYFE. Locator.  ���    .     ��� J. II. GHRI8TIE, Ageut.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  Provinceof British Columbia,-)  Nelson, West Kootenay.     >  To Wit: ���.)."������.."  BY virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias issued out  of the Supreme Court of Britisli Columbia  at the suit of  ELMER J. FELT, Plaintiff,  and  PERCY DICKINSON, WARNER MILLER,  W.  E. SPIER, THE SLOCAN-KILO MINING.  COMPANY'. LIMITED, and R. WILSON  SMITH, in his own right and as trusteo for  F. L. BIRQUE, ANDREW G.BLAIR, and  WILLIAM STRACHAN, Defendants,  And to mo directed against the goods and chattels of the said defendant, Percy Dickinson, I  have seized and taken in execution all tho  right, title and Interest-of the said defendant,  Percy Dickinson, ln the mineral claims known  as and called "Skylark" and "Ranger." situate  on tho flrst North Fork of Lemon Creek, located on the 29th day of July, 1895, and the 26th  day of July, 1895, respectively, and recorded in  tho oflice of the Mining Reeorderfor tho Slocan  City Mining Division of the West Kootenay  District; to recover the sum of (028.30, and also  -lntar��Hton fc-J4;80 at 5 por Centura per annum  from the 17th day of May, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage, officer's lees, ana  all other legal incidental expenses; all of  which I shall expose for sale, or suflicient  thereof to satisfy said judgment debt and costs,  at my oflice next to the Court Houso.'in tho  City of Nelson, B.C., on Saturday, the 28th day  of February, 1908, at the hour of eleven o'clock  -in the forenoon.  NOTE.��� Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the said  defendant, Percy Dickinson.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., 19th February, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The above sale is postponed until Saturday,  21st day of March, 1903, at the same place and  hour.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Tho above sale is further postponed until  Saturday, tho llth day of April, 1903, at the  same place and hour.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Tho above sale is still further postponed until  Saturday, the 25th day of April, 1903, at the  same place and hour.  = S.-=P.=-TUCK-,-====-  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The above sale Is further postponed until  Saturday, 2nd day of Slay, 1903, at the same  place and hour.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  B^  1  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty clays after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on tho east side of Barnes creek  being XV. II. G. Phipps southwest corner; thonce  80 chains north; tlience cast SO chains; theuce 80  chainssouth; thonce 80 chains west to place of  beginning. w   ^ Q   ^.^ ^^  J, II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on the  bench cast side of Barnes creek being ��. H. <-�����  Phipps southwest corner; tlience80chains north;  thence 80 chains cast; thence 80 chains soutli;  thence 80 chains west to place of beginning.  W. II. U. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agont.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  Province of British Columbia,)  Nelson, West Kootenay.     c  To Wit:  >Y virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias issued out  '   of the Supreme Court of British Columbia  at thc suit of  THE NELSON ELECTRIC TRAMWAY COMPANY, LIMITED, Plaintiff,  and to me directed against the goods and chattels of  JACOB DOVER, Defendant,  I have seized aud taken In execution all the  right, title and interest of the said defendant,  Jacob Dover, in the stock of Jewelry, watches,  clocks, silverware, silver plated ware, fancy  goods, glassware, umbrellas, sewing machines,  cash register, and other goods, now in tho store  lately occupied by thc said Jacob Dover, on the  north side of Baker Street, East, ln tho City of  Nelson, B.C.; to recover the sum of $473.87, and  also interest on $470.37 at 5 per centum per  annum from the 7th day of April, 1903, until  payment; besides sheriff's poundage, oflicer's  .lees 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 the aforesaid premises on Monday, the 4th  day of May, 1903, at the hour of eleven o'clock  in the forenoon.  NOTE. ��� Intending purchasers  will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of the said  defendant, Jacob Dover.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., 21st April, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  FOR SALE.  A T a genuine bargain, a 27-ft. gasoline launch,  xl- with simplest and most reliable engine on  the market, excellent speed; also a number of  row boats and canoes. For particulars write  or come and see boats at  H. L. LINDSAY'S BOAT LIVERY,  Kaslo, B.C.  WANTED.  /^{.ARDENER, to work on shares two acres  V-T iirst-class land; has been worked for live  years; two blocks from tlie tramway lino, Fair-  view.   Address P.O. Box 119, Nelson, B.C.  WANTED.  A LIFE INSURANCE CANVASSER FOR THE  ���"- Nelson District. Good inducements. Apply GEO. D. SCOTT, Vancouver, B.C.  TVJELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 96, W. F. M.���  1,1 Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30  o'clock, In Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker%nd Stanley streets. Wage scale  for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50;  haminersmen, ?3.25; mine laborers, $3. J. W.  Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary.  Visiting brethern cordially invited. The Nelson Tribune  ���"/-%-  TARIFF MEMORIAL BY CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS'  ASSOCIATION TO THE DOMINION GOVERNMENT  On March 19th, 100'J, thc following  letter was addressed to the right honorable sir Wilfrid Laurier, K. C. M. G., and  his colleagues in the Dominion cabinet:  Sins,���In pursuance of the interview  grunted on the 10th iust. to a special Committee appointed by the Canadinn Manufacturers' Association when they had tlio  honor to consult with you regarding the  General Revision of tho Canadimi Tariff,  we bog to place before yon a brief review  of the situation from tho standpoint of  our Association.  Permit us to preface these remarks with  a word regarding our organization and its  attitude towards the question at issue.  With a membership of 1218, representing as many factories, with an invested  capital of more than $400,000,000 and employing many thousands of mechanics,  wo are entrusted-with laying before you  the interests of the mamtfacturing industries of Canada which have now become  so important a part of our Dominion. In  presenting these, we havo in view one object���namely the advancement of the welfare of our country, by tho arrangement  of a fiscal policy which will prove beneficial alike to tho Canadian manufacturer,  farmer and workingman, and to thc general welfare of tho whole Dominion.  We arc a national, non-political, business organization. Your government has  had opportunity diu-iug recent years . for  observing the important work which has  been carried on through our offices, affecting almost every important trade question of the day, and how the thought and  experience of our members have been  brought to bear upon these important  questions in tho earnest desire that we  might assist, the governing bodies of our  Dominion towards keeping pace with tho  needs of our country.  For some time past we havo urged that  in the interests of Canada, her tariff question should be removod entirely from  politics, and bo viewed as a national business problem. As time passes, and tho  tariff wars of nations multiply, wo aro  more than ever convinced that in this wo  ���arccorrect; andwebclievo.it to bo the  duty of thc government of tho day, irrespective of any party watchword or tradition, to immediately adopt that policy  which will bestu defend the interests of  our citizens, and not only secure for Canada the development of her vast resources,  but preserve and foster within our borders  those great industries Which provide industrial oppportunities for her people.  In recommending aii immediate and  general revision of the tariff this is our  sole purposo and wo believe wo need no  other.  Six years havo now elapsed since a general revision was mado. During that  time Canada and her resources have come  to bo better known, and the rapid development of a young country such as���ours,'  demands a periodical revision iu order to  meet thc changes in our industrial conditions, .."which aro becoming more  ' marked with each succeeding year. And  further, while wo appreciate the importance of tariff stability, we ire certain that  you will agree .flint our Invested - cnpitnl,  tho interests of our employees, and our desire for tho general prosperity of our  country, will forbid any recommendations  on our part which might prove detrimental to tho welfare of all concerned.  Permit us then briefly to call to your attention,   in   addition   to what wo have  already pointed out, a few general conditions which aro affecting us seriously at  the present timo ai*.d which afford Unanswerable arguments for general tariff  revision.  Our most natural market, geographically���tho United States, is meeting us iu  every branch of industry and at every  opportunity with a closed door. Even the  products of tho soil whoro we might expect to produce for then* consuming millions, they purchased from us last year  only $8,000,000 worth, while our scattered  and less protected population.of 1-15 their  number patronized their farmers to tho  extent of $25,000,000. Nor does tho difference in the tariffs affect us in this respect alone. The Canadian tariff in many  items is so low and the methods of competition and undervaluation of our United  States competitors are so successful that  they are able to supply a largo portion of  the goods which we consume, and which,  in order to benefit all classes of Canadians,  should be manufactured in our own factories. In other cases where thc Canadian  tariff would appear to be reasonably adequate thoy can rise us to then* advantage,  aud to our destruction by making our  market the dumping ground for then* surplus products.  We have stood by and watched their  successful campaign. We have seen our  imports from the United States grow during consecutive years from $28,000,000 in  18C6 to $5o*,000,000 in 1890, until last year  they reached the enormous sum of $120,-  000,000. Surely it is a. significant fact for  all Canadian producers that while we  pride ourselves upon advancements made  during tho last six years, yet cluriug that  tune, with all our splendid resources, and  our almost unlimited capacity for production, our imports from the United States  increased nearly three times as much as  they' did during the preceding thirty  years. Of tho $120,000,000 worth we  bought from them last year, $05,000,000  was mado up of manufactured goods  alone, or more than the value of the  wheat grown last year in the whole of our  North-West. True we may congratulate  ourselves upon the expansion of our great  North-West, but what docs it profit Canada if wo give tho whole of our North-  West crop in the encouragement of United  States industries opposed to our own, and  enhance for the United Statos farmer the  value of his market which excludes at  every point; the farmers of Canada.  Turning to thc more distant but friendly  markets of Great Britain, wo find that the  motherland purchased from us last year,  only $117,000,000 as; compared with $0*31,-  000,000 which sho. purchased the previous  year from the producers of the United  Statos. --Wo purchased-from Great Britain in tiuai only $49,000,000 or about %  of the amount supplied to us from tho  United States. And this in spile of tho  fact that we havo given a preference of }***  of the entire duty to tho products', of the  mother country.  Your honorable government will bear  .witness to the'fact that our Association  has consented and supported rather than  objected to, the preferential tariff; and  yet yon must be aware that many of our  industries are suffering today from the  oompotitinu of -tlio-'-Britisli manufacturer  with his tremendous 'output, and cheaper  capital and labor.  This'griovanco i.s aggravated by the fact  that the preferential provisions aro taken  advantage of by manufacturers'.of Germany and other countries, who have their  goods practically transhipped from Brit  ain and thus obtain a preference hi our  markets which thoy aro not entitled toil preference which is nothing short of au  injustice to tho manufacturer of this  country.  Wo desiro that Great Britain and our  sister colonics should still be given a preference in this market, but who will defend the Canadian government in continuing that preference to tlie detriment  of Canadian capital and workingmen,  especially when tho Canadian producer  receives no compensating preference in  tho markets of Great Britain ?  From this brief outline, the whole situation in Canadian industrial development  is apparent.   Many of our industries havo  been comparatively prosperous during recent years.   This lias been due largely to  the abnormal prosperity which the world  at largo has enjoyed,  tho partial protection afforded by the present tariff,  the  growing cxcellenco of the products of tho  Canadian factories- and specially the fact  that the demands of the United States  market, where industries are encouraged  have   taxed   the output of the   United  States   manufacturers   to    its    fullest  capacity.   This home demand has been so  great that recognizing the importance of  their home market they have sacrificed  their export trade,  and speaking goner-  ally have confined then* attention largely  to their own country.   But even in spite  of this, it is quite clear that any ground  gained by the manufacturers of Canada  has been only by persistent struggle, and  in the face of the keenest competition  from the United States, Great Britain,  and other countries.". If such lias been  our experience during a period of prosperity, what may wc expect when depression  conies und our manufacturers are forced  to compete against those gigantic aggregations  of  capital  which   control   tho  specialized industries of the United Statos  and which,, as our imports prove, have  already'changed the trend of business in  many linos of manufacture.   It is quite  true that some of our most important industries  aro suffering today:   but even  thoso which aro enjoying a measure of  prosperity,   look  into tho   future   with  'grave apprehension, knowing by experience tho ruin which will swoop over us  when tho wave of prosperity begins to  subside, and tho first signs of depression  aro felt in tho groat republic to the south.  That this change is not far distant has  already been pointed out by some of tho  highest commercial authorities and some,  of tho keenest minds of the United States.  ��� In view of all those facts, wc believe it  is Our duty to sound thc note of - warning  in Canada aud wo; bolievo that only a  careful revision of tho tariff can protect  any degree, the - industrial interests of tho  country, if such conditions arise.  'Wliile the reasons already cited refer  more specifically to the needs of the mauu-.  factui'big industries of our laud, it is tho  earnest  desire  of the Association   that  those tariff items affecting the products  of our farms, our mine's and our fisheries,  should also bo revised from the same national   business   standpoint-   and   such  changes mode a.s will ensure to Canadian  producers tho adequate defence of" their''  industries in tho homo market.  ��� -We* then-humbly pray that your honorable government will give us your worthy  assurance that this most important question will receive your valued attention  during.tho coming session of parliament,  and that you will take immediate steps  towards   bringing   about    tho    changes  which aro so necessary.  THE LATEST RESEARCHES OF SCIENTIFIC SMEW.  cREGcffRpi&iG LIFE IN THE MINERAL WORVD  Tho grand work done by science during  tho last decade entitle it to the unstinteds  praise of all peoplo who are attracted in  any way to the study of the manifest.  Tho truly magnificent and tireless energy  displayed in the laboratory should bo an  inspiration to thc rising generation as it  "Will'bo'tho-me'aus^of-^laying^tho^fonnda-  tion of a still broader conception of tho  vaster problems confronting thc human  race in the no great distant future.  It is considered, nevertheless, regrettable by a number of people- that science  should have taken the hostile position sho  has done towards religion. By reason of  this, falso deductions havo been hastily  arrived at and tho former has suffered a  loss of dignity in having, at various times  to abandon theories and hypothesis from  the fact that thoy had become untenable  in tho light of advanced research.  Among tho many changes in conclu-  sions'towords natural phenomena which  science has posited and which i.s showing  signs of internal decay, is that appropriated by chemistry and known as the. organic and inorganic theoiy of matter.  The avorago reader need scarcely bo told  that inorganic is applied to matter which  is to our senses "inert���motionless���apparently without life ; while organic, on the  other hand, is that which is endowed with  the life principle. The mineral world is  called inorganic while the. vegetable and  animal kingdoms aro .referred to as organic. Endless discussions havo arisen  this subject and particularly on tho point  as to where life actually begins. Many  ingenious theories have- been presented  and marvellous researches made, particularly in the domain of marine botany in  support of tho great query.       ���  To the student of botany most wonderful things are to bo seen among the sea  anemonae and plants of tho shore "and beyond. They display a remarkable intelligence particularly, in the way thoy have  of sustaining life from the myriads of insects by which- thoy are surrounded.  From the fact that these are supposed to  be the lowest forms of vegetable life, immense research has been concentrated on  them with a view to finding tho exact  point where it can bo said life actually  begins. So far no definite decision has  ljoon arrived at nor is it ever likely ��� to bo  for tho primal source of life cannot bo  soused by man from the generally accepted standpoint. ���  Going further afield iii the realms of  botany wo find wonderful illustrations of  intelligence whicli placed along side of  those displayed by the beaver, thc boo and  the ant, makes ono wonder if after all  they are not man's co-workers in tho groat  evolutionary plan.   Iu the pitcher plant  and many tropical'orchids thero is marked  intelligence-but it is in the Australian  creeper whereat is even most displayed.  This plant will abandon a tree to which it  has attached itself, as soon as the tree  shows signs of decay aud will travel to  another full of life and vigor and will  make its home with it. Reports from  Borneo have been circulated by travellers^  TS" tbtreff ectThatthere- isTi~ tree'iirttie"in~  terior of that island which shows unmis-  takeable cannibalistic tendencies. It is  said to be able to entwine itself around an  animal and feed on it; the possibility of  such a thing cau be approached when one  has passed through an almost impenetrable  jungle and felt, as it wore, the silent hps-  tility of tho undergrowth to tho wounds  of the axo. Most people have read of the  Upas tree which is supposed to shed forth  a poisonous gas but it may bo that tho  valley where it is found is full of carbonic  acid gas in much tho same way as the  grotto near Naples, in which it is possible  to investigate the upper air which is pure,  but so deadly at two feet from tho ground  that smaller animals aro suffocated.  No ono who has studied mineralogy and  geology, oven superficially or who has  prospected, has failed at some time or  other to come across strange occurrences  which point to something more than  could bo expected from mere dead matter.  Miners who have had extended experiences, will refer to the growth of minerals and look upon it iu quite tho same  natural light that a wine courioissom' will  watch the improvement of his wino with  age. Beds of iron ore, hematite, have  been profitably worked after years of  abandonment; In the-lake Superior region, copper mines havo improved in  value " through growth," .while every  miner and prospector knows that ��� quartz  ripens by flux of timo.  ���In the February 1897 number of tho  Nineteenth Century, Prince Prapotkin,  referring to the latest discoveries along  these linos says: "It becomes more and  ���' more appareut that a solid mass of metal  " is by no means an inert body, but that  " it has also its own inner life ; its molo-  " cule's are not dead speets of matter, but  " they never'cease to move about, change  " places and enter into new combina-  " tions." ���'-,..  An Italian scientist, Professor Von  Schreen, of Naples, has succeeded by dint  of marvellous application in discovering  and what is more in demonstrating, that  life exists in=��� stones and crystals. His  method was by throwing (lie highly magnified inner workings of a crystal on a  screen.  Another scientist, Professor Boso, in a  paper read before tlio Royal Institution  on " Tho Response of Inorganic Matter to  Stimulus," gave out that by a series of  experiments he had proved that metals  show signs of fatigue aud that drugs pro  duced similar results on them as on animals, the effects being cither exciting, depressing or deadly, which-loads him to-re-  liiark : " Among such phenomena how  can wo draw tho lino of demarcation and  say " Hero the physical process ends and  there the physiological begins.'' No such  barrier exists.'!  Still another leading scientist testifies  "arougthc'lino'wo^are^ti'eatingr'Prtifessor  Robert Auston in his text book "Introduction to the Study of Metallurgy,"  speaking of the life history of metals  which are now treated by the " old chemistry " as inorganic, says: "Metals hud  " alloys present close analogies to living  " organisms to such an extent that future  " generations will speak of tho growth of  " metals as wo do of animals."  Tho remarkable affinity between the  various metals and gases is a phase of this  interesting question and is valuable in  support of tho statement that tho word  "inorganic" as applied by chemistry is  a misnomer. Tho more advanced chemists of the day refer to this affinity a.s  " Marriage in tho Mineral World."  Tho various chemical elements have a  decided liking for sonic ono in particular;  oxygen, appears to bo the prima favorite,  the best beloved of all, and in tho case of  iron will appear when associated with it  as rust, when it is really in a state of combustion or wedlock. The gas Fluorine is  a flirt of tho wildest description and it is  hard work on the part of chemists to keep  it away from the other elements. Argon  on tho other hand is of a spinster nature  and prefers a solitary life, none loss happy  possibly for that. Aluminum is seemingly endowed with an intelligence on a  par with much of tho human nature wo  see around us for it has a mania, for wanting that which somo other-element has  appropriated. As an illustration, it has  no attachment for oxygon iu its freo state,  but if it strikes another element associated  with-oxygen it will seize on to it with tho  blind excitement of an enraged lover and  tear it to bits.  It will therefore bo seen that science is  arriving at a point when it will have to  admit thatjthere is no such a thing as dead  matter. Like religion it is divided by diversity of thought and as a consequence  many of its devotees will refuse for somo  time to come to subscribe to this now aspect of "inorganic" matter. For those  engaged, even though superficially in  mining and metallurgy, however, a far  livlier interest in thc groat science of  mineralogy will evolve from this more advanced position towards tho mineral kingdom and lead eventually to a better comprehension of tho great evolutionary plan  now generally albeit little understood.  " When tho word " inorganic " is banished from scientific text books, then may  the world look for the long delayed and  final closing of the much debated conflict  between religion and science. The very  moment the latter posits that every particle of what is known as organic and inorganic is ii life, then will harmony be restored ahd lasting gain to humanity accrue.���F. w. Petitt, Nelson, B. C.  A VOICE FROM EUROPE.  Tho Financial Chronicle of Loudon, in  its issue of February *5 last, contains the  report of a mooting of tho stockholders of  tho London Trading Bank (limited). Mr.  Wightman Cooper, president of the bank,  iii moving tho adoption of tho report and  accounts, made some remarks in regard  to tho silver question. Tho following is a  quotation from his speech as it appears  in tho Financial'Chronicle.  " Continuing, ho said that he desired to  "make a few special-observations upon  " that occasion in regard to silver.   There  " seemed to be a need of more metallic  "money.   Banking had to somo degree  " saved the circulation of metal, but its  " usefulness in that direction had now  " about reached its-limit,   .Although we  " were steadily adding to tho supply of  " gold aiid silver, still its production was  " out of all proportion to the world's de-  \' niand, hence the greed of nations to pos-  " sess  more, goldflelds.     (Hear,   Hear.)  " The millions of peoplo in the east who  " relied upou America and Australia for  " their supply of silver might,  at no dis-  " taut date, be cut short of metal hy the  " closing of the mines, due to displacing  " the silver standard for gold.   The fall-  " ing price of silver was causing serious  " damage to commerce in many parts of  " the world, especially so In China, where  V the injustice was felt of having to pay  " tho war indemnity on a gold basis with  "a silver currency j  and some claim for  "exemption in this' connection was, he  " believed, being mado.   It was a woll-  " known  fact that "the great silver do-  " posits of the world. were worked out,  " and as the silver area was small as coin-  spared with the gold area it would ap-  " pear safe and wise to. open tho Indian  " and American mints to tho free coinage  " of silver on the .terms that prevailed  " previons.to tho movement against silver,  " which had reisulted in cheapening tho  " bullion value and upsetting our business  "relations  withy silver-using   countries  " and  so  disturbing   tho  power  of ex-  " change."  WORSHIP OF THE MILLIONAIRE.  "Thou Shalt Not Make to Thyself Any  Graven Imago.  Following closely on tho worship of  -Mammon comes the worship (if tho millionaire as though to specialize tho adora-  ation paid to financial accumulation.  Side by side with tho rampant, snobbery  motcd out to thoso .who have more of this  world's, goods than their immediate environment, hiis-ovolvcd a nauseating section of worshippers, happily small as yet,  who soo or protend to see, all tlio cardinal  virtues incarnated in the millionaires of  the day.  In addition to the adultation paid to  the favored few _ from the standpoint of  business acumeii, rare foresight and exceptional judgment, these devotees, in  their zeal, seek to extol tho deeds of charity done, by this particular class. Compared with"the.great'"gifts'of 'these men  to religion, hospitals, science, art aud literature, the widow's mite, tho hard  earned doniitiou^of tho trader, nay, tho  liberal donation of the merchant (far  above in proportion to then* wealth than  even the hiinclred thousand of tho millionaire) pale into insignificance Tho  spirit of the giver is lost in tho maze of  figiu-cs and appears to cast a hypnotical  influence over thoso who worship at this  now shrine.  Desirous- of justifying their position,  they seek to impress tho world that the  millionaire is made by hard work in such  a manner as to raise the question whether  the vast army of people with accumulations all the way from five to five hundred  thousand do auy work at all. This posits  the problem that if it requires abnormal  hard work to make a million how much  is required to make fifty thousand,, au  amount considered far abovo the average  entitling tho possessor to the credit of  good work during'his business career.  If this now fetich wore coniiued to tho  ignorant classes who stand in aw_e, even  as the slaves of ancient Rome, ft might  not call for special comment. Unfortunately, people ostensibly of light aud  leading in all* communities, show a disposition to worship at thc now shrino aud  to favor more tho publican than the sinner.  Probably the enormous financial accumulations of these day havo never before  boon witnessed in tho world. Thero havo  boon and aro today very rich men in tho  East, but generally, thoir fortunes aro  represented in tho more artistic values of  palaces, gold and precious stones than in  tho more prosaic ones of stocks, bonds nnd  skyscrapers. Those men have power that  may bo looked upou by tho masses with  an ignorant awe, but no riches will give  to a man in those lands virtues ho does  not possess simply because of wealth. Of  this there is abundant testimony, that a  man's environment does not blind tlio  people to tho glaring defects of character  which tho possession of wealth too often  brings in its train.  Tho worship of the millionaire is at  onco idolatry, no better from a missionary  standpoint thau tho worship of idols. It  is degrading inasmuch as it is rank money  worship and nauseating for it exalts a  man far above his natural virtues. Thero  is a wealth���moderate iu extent��� thc reward of years and years of toil which can  bo honored. Compared with it the enormous accumulations of the millionaire  seems small, for tho reason that they represent in sonic way, directly of indirectly,  tho life blood of masses of tho people and  are built on tho buried hopes of thousands  of follow mon.  Not till the fuller realization of thc true  purposo of life shall havo dawned on humanity will tho false adultation pass entirely away. Tlio brazen offrontry of excessive wealth', however, is driving tho  people into demanding some solution to  tho bitter problem and lessoning the ranks  of thoso small natures who still sit at the  foot of tho gilded idol reared to abnormal  wealth.  NOTICE is herein- tfiven that fw days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner ot'  I.nmls ami Works' for permission to purchase the  following described lands in South Hast Kootenay:  Commencing at a post marked "W. I\ Teetzel's  southeast corner," planted at I). I.nliau's northwest  corner post, tlience north 80 chains, tlience cast &i  ehains, thenec south So chains, thence west 80 chains  to the place of hcirim-nig, conlaininir (>to acres more  or less.  Dated the 7th dav of March, i<jo.;.  XV   I*. TEETZEL,  �����������*���*����*+���������������������������������������������������������������������� �� ��� �� �� ���� ��  t  ANNOUOCE1V-ENT  Borden's Condensed  Milk Company  Originators of Condensed* Milk���Established 1857. ~"  PROPRIETORS OF THE CELEBRATED  PEERLESS BRAND EAGLE BRAND  t.  I     j2|  ,' '*���'*.  'Si  :-fm  , :-,** ~M  ��l WlT^WMI pC0hK��t0-\��*-  ���3SS  aroetJ_gfiJ  ���  Evaporated Cream  Condensed Milk  Having established a BRANCH FcACTORY in Canada,, are now prepared to  supply customers throughout the trade with their brands.  ?���'*!  SOLD BY ALL GROCERS AND BY  A. Macdonald & Co.  Nelsbn --Wholesale  . -.-������si  The "BORDEN BRANDS" represent the highest possible standard.  Leaders for dber 40 years*  t  Retail by T. S. McPherson, MorrisonJ& Caldwell, J. A. Irving, T. J. Scanlan.  fe����&��������������������ft*��^  ���J  ����  4?  �����  ���f?  ��  ���W  *?  $  ��-?  4?  4<?  ���r?  ���w  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49.  49  49  49  49  49  49  D.JLI^REMSQKL&JM.  6SS9S9SSS9S9S9S9C96S6969  FURNITURE  DEALERS  and . .  FUNERAL  DIRECTORS.  69SSS9S9S9S9SSS9S989S96S  WB HAVE A NICE LINE OP  Linoleums...  All Carpet Patterns imported direct from England.  Prices 60c, 70c. and 75c. per yd.  Our Undertaking Department is under the direction of Mr. Clark.  Day 'Phone No. 292  Night 'Phone No. 142.  BAKER STREET.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO.  _Ml  t��  m  \  b*  �����  ��  a?^��**��-$��*?*������*$*?-��*��-?*?��^^  GELIGNITE . .     The Strongest and Best Explosive In the Market  M-fac-sjouL. HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY .,.  MnnufnctHrcis of  S&cuI?.fS: h.c:    High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining & Blasting Powder  NOTICK is hereby K'vt'i* that 60 dnys afu.-r dnto  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  I.nnds nnd Work's for permission to purchase thc  folUm-inir described kinds in South V.iisl ICootenay:  Commencing: at a post inarked "I>. I-.l I.'.-iiih  northeast corner," planted on the east bank of  l'lathcad Kiver, almost 11 miles north of the  Internationa! boundary line, tlience south 80 chains,  thence east So chains, tlience north 80 chains, thence  west So chains to the place o( bejrinnintf, containing  640 .-teres more or less.  Dated the 7th dav of March, 1903.  D. LaBAU.  NOTICE is hereby given thnt Go days after date  I intend to apply lo the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works lor permission to purchase thc  following described lands in South Iiast Kootenay:  Comincncinsr at a post marked "J. A. Skene's northeast corner, planted on the cast bank of the Flathead Kiver, about twenty miles north of the International Houiidary line, thence south 80 chains,  thence west So ehains, thence north 80 chains, thence-  east So chains to the place of beginning-, containing-  6.|o acres more or less.  Dated the ���tit dav of JMarch, iijo.v  J. A. SKENE.  Notice Is hereby given that GO days after date  I intend to apply to the chief commissioner ol  lands and works for permission to purchase the  following lands in Southeast Kootenay, described  as follows: Commencing atapost marked -F.  (J. Elliott's southeast corner," planted on the  north bank of the Flathead river, about SO miles  from the international boundary line, thence-  north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains; thence  south SO chains; thence cast 80 chains to the  place of beginning, containing 610 acres more or  less.  Dated thc 7th day of March, 1903.  F. C. ELLIOTT.  Notice is hereby given that tK) days after date  I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  lands and works for permission to purchase the  following described lands in 'Southeast Kootenay: Commencing at a po^t marked "H. Sturgeon's northwest corner.^* planted on-the cast  bank of the Flathead river, almost 21 miles from  the International boundary line, thence south  80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains'to ...the place of  beginning, containing 640 acres niore or less.  '��� ������-  Dated the "th day of March, 1903."   .   <; '-  .     ,*.., .,     H. 8TDRGEON. 0-.l;t-CH��  The Nelson Tribune  The Jv H. Ashdown Hardware Co. s  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND HEAVY  Tinware anil.!  Graniteware.  Stores and  Kaifgtfc.  BAKER ST.  Kire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Kails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel,. Crescent;  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel. : : : : :  17      Kelson, b. c.  r  A Few Tips on Tea.  ' TWENTY-VIVE  CENTS will  huy ONE POUND of  pure, clean; line flavored CEYLON-INDIAN TEA.  TWENTY CENTS will' buy ONE POUND Stund-ircl  -     BREAKFAST BLACK TEA.     Purchasers of ten pounds  ��  or more will receive one pound extra' for each ten pounds  purchased.    Equal to an allowance of TEN PER CENT. DISCOUNT on these extremely low prices.  PriceH on our regular lines of CHOICE TE'A, 30c,  35c.,t40c, 50c. "and 00c: per pound for.BIack, Green and  Blended.*    -   -/ l-*   V   ���  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Telephone 177  P. O. Box 182  ���%*���*���  CASH ADVANCED ON CONSIQNflENTS.  : ���* i��ty  n---''  *- *���'".  Jacob Qreen & Co.  -        ^     AUCTIONEERS,^ AP^AISERS,  VALUATORS and   QENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS, .,  ' Next Door to Vanatofie's Drug: Store y   -   '   '*        -'y N-ELlSON      B    C  Center ol Bkker; and'Joscphine Streets.,..  ;>*���  h' ���  Starkey & Co.  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits::  SR. A. Rogers & Co., Ltd., Winnipeg  N. K. Fairbank Co., ���"' Montreal  Simcoe Canning Co.  ���    -j- Simcoe  ;.*-?��-*���;. 1.:. .-.      .*���  .-   .'.  1 4 ���  Office and Warehouse,       ,-  Josephine Street.  ���      ������   ��   *T re*  _      ,* ��' ->.<     i  NELSON, B.C.  ASK FOR -MMMMKHOik.   -.  OLD SETTLER'S PURE  ^    MAPLE SYRUP  ���'Put-up in Quarts, Half Gallon and-One Gallon Cans.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houaton^Bioek, Nelson. Groceries and Provisions  ^MlWF Tuckett Cigar Co.'s   ( MONOGRAM  OIT1U1VU . .....  Union LabeI C|gars  I MARGUERITE  Geo, E. Tuckett's Cigarettes ( KARNACK  Only Union-Made Cigarette In'Canada    (  T. & B.  wl j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE GROCERS  AGENTS FOR B. C. VANCOUVER, B. C.  Carpets, Rugs  Linoleums ��� ��� ���  Wo carry a very lurifc  stock of the latoHl  patterns.  Come and make your  choice before  house cleaning.  SEE   OUR ;QO   -CARTS.  All prices.        -.       - - We con suit you.-  D.   Mc ARTHUR  6b  CO.  Furniture Dealers and Undertakers  P. BURNS & CO.  w-^gaaua^M MERCHANTS  HEAD-OFFICE and COLD STORAGE PLANT AT NELSON.  Branch Markets iit Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver,  Cascade, Trail, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Rossland,  Slocan City Moyie, Cranbrook, Fernie and Macleod.  NELSON BRANCH MARKET, BURNS BLOCK, BAKER ST.  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay  Butcher Co.  Fresh and Salted Meats.  Fish and Poultry in Season.  Orders by Mail Receive direful  and Prompt Attention.  E. 0. TRAVES, Jfgr., K.W.C. Blk., Nelson.  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers^*  Artists' Materials,  Engineering* and Mining  Books,  Typewriters,  Mimeographs,  Photographic Supplies,  Musical Instruments.  Morley & Co. - Nelson, B.C.  GATHERED BY THE ROADSIDE.  It would appear to be permissible to  speak'-with'bated breath of the re-opening  of our local, transportation service which  is announced for May 1, so instead of  dancing the May pole we shall be able to  enjoy a ride tlirough our charming city.  The fact that the whole system, not excluding the officials, have been enjoying  a well earned rest for the past two months  . augurs favorably for a service full of snap  together with a frequency of cars that  ���will obviate any figuring as to the expediency of taking Stanley street on foot, or  Fairview by boat, rather than raid-arc the  forty minute waits. The trouble is this:  the cars are too heavy, they should be replaced by what is known as owl cars,  which allow tlie uio'toi-xunu to collect fares  and as they call for far less power, effect  a no inconsiderable saving, and allow the  company to give a quicker service.  i kTho city is indebted to the Harold Nel-.  son Compuuy which has spent tho past  ten days in the city and given us a very  fair representation of standard pieces.  For my part in criticising, located as we  are, I am disposed to approach tho matter  in the light of the broadest charity towards shortcomings. To get some idea  of our position as regards theatrical companies it ma}* be as well to remember that  Spokane gets really very few good ones,,  and now and again Seattle, and the coast  cities nuinagc to got first-class stock companies. "Why even San Francisco, while.  good in herself, is so far away as to cause  some managers to look .upon the Pacific'  coast .trip as a doubtful proposition.  Probably the greatest of all theatrical  ventures of late ycai"s'was two years ago  when Grau took the Metropolitan Opera  Company in its entirety to San Francisco  and it is stated only pulled' out a few'  thousand   ahead,', notwithstanding   that  a^��v^^ ���. ~ - - - -^ -.  _k_4U��  iGALT COAL  4  4  4      W. P. TIERNEY,  and WOOD OF ALL KINDS  Terms Spot Cash.  Telephone 2G5  linker Street  sffT'-r'-r'-y tttt ���"��� v-ris  the stalls were ten.dollars and the smallest chiirgo for admittance two dollars.  Only a musical city likt* San Francisco  could have done such n feat.  Tho best joke of the wi-uk stands as a  monument to thc commercial spirit of a  certain McLeod, who is earning an houest  livelihood peddling candy. Haying caught  on to the fact that a largo number of Sunday school children, were sent armed with  a nickel or more for their respective contributions to the school fluids,' this enterprising merchant waylaid the juveniles,  with the result that -the things of this  world in the shape of candy were far  more attractive than the unknown quantity inside. As a result the funds of the  school suffered and the matter was  (whether seriously or not is "not stated)  brought to the attention of the. city fathers. The church'did well if by losing a  dollar or two it learned how to gather in  the shekels, and the experience may stand  it in good stead the next timo it goes forth  to war on the pockets of its large congregation.. " :-   '-\  I cau conceive (if that park down there  by the lake being more of a pleasure resort than it is, if the company will only  risa to the occasion. Of course it can  hardly be'expected that it can stand any  outlay where the returns 'are problematical, but I am quite sure that if the citizens  saw-that an effort was.being made to provide an entertainment'there, say once or  twice a week,, that they would join iu indirectly in any proposition. The bathing  should be made attractive, and if a fairly  good concert bo given once or twice a  a week there should be some yfay whereby thc public would have an 'opportunity  of showing their tangible appreciation of  the company's "efforts to amuse. The  pleasure loving city of Paris is not abovo  charging peoplo a penny for a comfortable scat to hear the Garde Republicaino  band play at any of the public gardens.  . Sad calamities like tho one at Frank  while calling forth expressions of sympathy on all sides, fail in their purpose to  humanity if it is not realized that the  feelings of thc larger brotherhood should  not be entirely reserved for these occasions. Rather is it that tho milk o' human kindness should flow moro and more;  amid the bustling, busy and exacting  .daily life of this age. In the Voice of Silence, taken from the Vedic scriptures,  this magnificent passage occurs: "Never  give thc sun time to (by a tear before  thou thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer's eye."   Wc can live up to this with  ^************A^*****************A*ft^  Stylish Spring  Overcoats  ^^_M'^M_��'^_aa��n��a^H-___i______-B___H_i  *��^__M_tf'i*-B3__paH,,__H-______-_H_,,MM  The  Finest  Ever  Brought to Nelson.  '    Prices to Suit the Buyer.   -  At J. A.  filLKER'S  NELSON  full pleasure iu the actions and profit iu  that it may be an inspiration to thoso  around. Wanderer.  On Tuesday F. E. Donolhuv a brake-  man was killed instantly in the Phoenix  switching yards! As a train of ore cars  were being backed up the Phoenix hill  Donohue evidently slipped and fell under  the'wheels,- five cars passed over him, cutting off his head. No one saw the accident. Douohue had been employed on  the ore trains for about two mouths.  '*H  *?  ��  ,*��  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49-  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  49  Our Stock of Groceries  Is still very large and well assorted  and we are offering goods at prices  that cannot be beaten in this country. : : : : : Our Mail Order Department is increasing every month.  : : : : : If you are not buying from  us call for our Price List or have us*  send   you   one.   ::::::  : : V:  :  It Will Save Money for You.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED  Aberdeen Block  P. 0. Box 577  NELSON, B..C.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  -to  .��  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  .>  to  to  to  to  8  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  .:*j%.x779^-^'-^*^'-4r'^''99993?-^:_^9  l ���w__k'__k,__"_-n__"-,__w,__^__k,__>* ���__���������?-;  Wh^-J0'10^-0^-^'0^:0^-0^'-0*'i0*'-0*r\  Children's  White and Colored Dresses.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Ladies' French'  Wash  Kid Gloves.  -�� NOTICE ���  I have decided to continue my Special Sale  for  30  DAYS   longer.  Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Willi-  nery, Carpets and House Furnisliings.  Fine Watch  Repairing  a Specialty.  Mail Orders  Promptly  Attended To  I will convince .all my customers that  my reduced prices defy competition.  J. J.  NELSON, B. C.  . ��� THE ���.  LEADING  JEWELER  Is how complete in every Department, consisting of a Magnificent Assortment.  Ladies' White and Colored  Blouses  and Shirt Waists, each from 75c. up  Ladies' Silk Waists  $3.50  Ladies' Linen and Lawn Skirts .  1.50  Ladies' Rainy-Day and Dress Skirts 2.00  ���Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits _   Ladies' Silk Monte Carlo Coats .  Ladies' Silk Dress Skirts  18.00  Ladies' Silk Underskirts  ��� 5.00  Ladies' and Children's White Wear.  Ladies' White Underskirts  75c. up  Ladies' White Corset Covers  25c. up  Ladies' White Muslin Nightgowns 75c. up  Ladies' White Muslin Drawers  25c. up  Children's White and Colored Dresses.  -1  f  Men's White and Colored Shirts.  Men's Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers    50c.  Men's Natural Wool Summer Shirts  and Drawers   Men's White Night Shirts     75c.  Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs,  Scarfs, Ties and Neckwear.  MILLINERY.  Ladies' Straw Sailor Hats, each .    25c.  Ladies' Ready-to-Wear and Pattern Hats  in the latest styles, and Novelties from  some of the leading designers.  MILLINERY  FOR  MRS. ENFIELD has now on  display in her new premises,  late the American^ Shoo Store,  the latest productions" in  PARIS AND NEW YORK  MILLINERY;  Ladies are specially invited to  call and see our display. : : :  Spring Medicine  Our Compound Extract  of  Sarsaparilla  Clonus ont tho System, tones up the Digestive  Organs, makes n Good Appetite, regulates tho  Bowels, nnd Is wonderfully beneficial in nil rundown conditions.  LARCiE 110MTLES (regular ?1 size) ench   78c  SIX BOTTLES for ��4.00  Dress Goods in all the Latest Materials and Shades,  Hj\    Summer Lawns, Muslins, Dimities, Organdies, Batistes, Linens, Ginghams at all prices and qualities,     tfjjp  MRS.  ENFIELD  BAKER STREET  Next Door to the Hudson's Bay Co.'s Store.  EVERY DAY SALE DAY.  OUR SPECIAL BAROAIN COUNTER  CanadaDrug and Book Co's Stores  If yon want good  Bock  Bee*  Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Rugs, Blinds, Curtains, Portieres, Etc.  AT PRICES AWAY DOWN.  All Carpets and  Oil Cloths Made  and Laid FREE  OF CHARGE.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Sole Agents  for   Butterick  Patterns.   .  "-1 xr-*_..-5P*??^*^F  ^������^���^���������*-'^'***C-**,*'*'*C'**'^-**'*''*^  1 lb. Tea )  3 lbs. Butter ( fnr M rA  2 cans Corn, Peas or Beans .... f �����'. <p*.tW  5 cans Assorted Fruit a's ;  1 sack Potatoes.:  ;\  14 lb. box Butter""!!���"" f I0r $0.50  1 lb. Coffee  )  3 cans Milk .-. ..;.......-. V   :���������..  3 cans Halibut  f fnr ��tl AZ  3 bottles Ketchup  f Ior *����W  3 bottles Pickles  )  MORRISON & CALDWELL  Phone 134 Tremont Blk., Baker St.  SEWING MAGHINES��id PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE.  Call in and got a drink of  Roisterer's best at the  old curiosity shop, Josepiiine street Nelson  BARTLETT HOUSE  Okanagan Lands  4000 ACR^S  OP  CHOICE  LrAIND  FOR SALE, in blocks from 10 acres to 80 acres.  .Suitable for fruit growing, dairying and mixed  farming. Now open for public inspection. Onlv  three miles from a shipping point on the C.P.R..  Good roads all through the propertv and lake  frontage to many of the lots. Excellent boating  and fishing. An ideal spot for a home. A portion oi the above property will bo put up for  sale at public auction on Friday, May Sth. Full  particulars, maps, etc., may be "had on application to  C.   B.   __.   L,EFROY  Real Estate Agent Vernon, B. <;.

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