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The Nelson Tribune 1903-04-25

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 ^'������'K���'r*'.-'"*-:*'"  <T   .*��� ���-: ���- ������-     :������..;>  ..-  ...... -."���;. .-v-.-?r;-v.'  *W^*        *-     -...'*    *'-r     ���"  *f  J*  t.. -*,  W*  Saturday Afternoon,  April 3S, 1903  TOWN AND DISTRICT NEWS  The Week's Happenings at the Hub of the  Kootenays Briefly Told.  ��� Fishing is good; fine baskets of trout  ftre being brought into the city daily.  The date for the opening sale of lots  in the townsite of Morrissey has been  announced for May 1st.  Born, to the wife of Dr. Gt A. B. Hall,  on Tuesday last, a son, Mrs. Hall and  the new boy are doing well.  F. J. O'Reilly, P.L.S., returned to  Nelson from Victoria yesterday looking  as if Coast fare was an improvement on  Nelson's beans and bacon.  Coal and coke are being produced  rapidly at Fernie, Morrissey and  Michel, and smelters are in no danger  of lack of fuel from now on.  Alderman J. A. Kirkpatriek has been  appointed on the board of license commissioners for Nelson, in place of ex-  < alderman Chris. Morrison, resigned.  Anthony Madden of Slocan City, proprietor of the Madden house, was married on Wednesday last by Father  Althoff at Nelson to Miss M. Carter of  Simcoe, Ontario.  William Davis, managing director of  the Myee Exploration Co., Ltd., left  on Tuesday' for Winnipeg, New York,  Philadelphia, etc., on business connected with the company.  The'Tribnne will come out next Saturday iu its new'dress and full size. It  will-in future be printed in The Tribune  office, Macdonald block, between Stanley and Koo'tenay streets.  McArthur & Co. have opened their  new funeral parlors bn Baker street,  between Stanley and Kootenay. The  rooms are well arranged, nicely furnished, and have every necessary con-  'vi-nience. -  Mr. Ender, who has been working at  'the Kootenay bridge with  Kis ,gangof  \. masons for the-last two years,  has now  "completed all ,,the stone work, ,and is  ''leaying'to,work onithe main line near  .JCaialoops'.  -_���",'    - "v  *-H.~ T.yCeperley,. oP-Vancouver,  the  - .genial. fire,'.insurance ��� man, is rin the  " .citylJ-VHe; leaves for'New Denver on  \'_Monday - on -business- connected ..with-  V-the? adjuataTent^QCthe-'losses' by .the  ' fire at Sinith &_01eaver's.'  .  '   A.R.Sherwood has sold-his insur-  - ��� arice business to;H. .& M. Bird.   Owing  ,.to ill-health, Mr. Sherwood, under his  'doctor's,orders, has to seek a warmer  . climate bhan'Nelson's, and will, with  . his family, be leaving in a few days.  -An accident occurred to the S. F. &  N. railway yesterday near. Beaver station. The passengers, amongst whom  . were Mrs. J. A. Armstrong, "Jim"  Wardner, and Mr. Patenaude, brother  ' of J. O. Patenaude of Nelson, got a  good shaking up, but rib one was seriously injured.  A congregational meeting of the  members of the Church of England at  Ymir was held on Monday last, when  J.F. Burne, Ymir; C. W.^Busk, Kokanee creek; and H. Bird, Nelson,  were appointed members of the synod.  Dr.* Puncan was appointed church  ' warden for the Ymir district.  On -Wednesday Mrs. Goepel gave a  tea to the choir boys of St. Saviour's  church in honor of her nephew, Guy  Davys. The boys spent a very pleasant evening, and Guy was^.presented  ���witK~"Tonr~Brown at'Eugby" for his  good conduct in the choir. Mrs. M. S.  Davys left for Victoria with Guy, who  is going to the collegiate school there,  on-Thursday.  People taking boats down the river  during the next month should be very  .careful when they get near Tierney's  camp, about two miles below;the'*:city,  just about opposite . Grohman creek.  The contractors are shooting very  heavy charges of powder. The rocks  fly quite a distance, and although they  give ail the notice possible, those in  the boats take little or no notice, and  do not'seem to understand that,there is  danger.  On Monday last Dr. Munro of Vancouver und Dr. Duncan of Victoria performed a surgical operation of a very  serious character upon the Hon. JoBeph  Martin. The operation was understood  ��� to be successful, but it has since been  found that in order to afford permanent  relief amputation of the leg above the  knee will be necessary. Mr. Martin  has, on the advice of his surgeons, consented to the amputation, and the'  operation will be performed during his  present stay in the hospital.  D. McBeath was in Nelson during the  week. His headquarters for ,work are  at Cloverdale, B.C., he having a contract, on the Great* Northern branch  connecting Port Guichon with Sidnev.  The line and ferry when completed will  make it possible, to run through cars  from Victoria to St.-Paul. The track  will be finished in about a week, when  ballasting will begin. Dave says they  have the greatest steam shovel he ever  saw at work. It moves easily 3,000  yards a day. Dave left on Tuesday for  the Coast.      \\  Premier Prior Will  Resign if These Grants  Are Not Cancelled.  llll-  J J. Walker, the jeweler,  is having \ THOSE  C.P.R.  LAND  GRANTS  a sale of useful and ornamental articles.  Sec the last page of this issue.  The Highland mine   at   Ainsworth  sent iii another barge with 150 tons of j (Special to The Tribune.)  ore this week for the Hall Mines siuel-      Victoria, April 25.���The most  ter.   This makes about 300 tons already , portant piece of legislation of the pres-  shipped from the property this month.       t M8embIy| OP| for that niatter> the  Charles Knight, manager of the Cal-  moat  important  that  has ever   lieen  fn,7f��aStST��cy' !Ti ,&en S^?1"'made in the province, was the unani-  son for several davs and iws made ar-; ' ' .  rangemenls for the opening of a mea^mous passage of a bill ratifying the  market here.   He has secured premises j cancellation of two  and has arranged for ��� the erection of  slaughter houses on a s te on the Granite wagon ~road, just outside the city  limits. William Darcy who has heen  killer for P. Burns & Co. for several  years, lias been engaged in a similar  capacity for the Calgary company.  This firm, which is composed chiefly of  Montana cattlemen, has made its Canadian* headquarters at Calgary and is  credited with intentions of entering  into competition in the field of the  Northwest and British Columbia in  which the firm of P. Burns & Co. have  for some time had practically complete  control.  The secretary of the celebration committee, after consultation with captain  Macdonell, has sent invitations to all  the Rocky Mountain Rangers in this  division to visit Nelson on July 1st in  order that a, review and sham fight  may be arranged for! It is expected  that R. M. R. companies from ' Kamloops, Revelstoke, Kaslo. Bossland and  the Boundary district will lie present.  Captain Macdonell has written .to the  D. O. C, colonel Holmes, .asking him  to arrange that the annual inspection  shall take place at the same time, in  which case the whole regiment would  be in Nelson "undej canvas. The celebration committee are working hard,  and e'xpect, from the, present outlook,  that the 1st of July celebration this  year will excel all former efforts. A  great effort will be made to have the  race track in good shape, and as far as  is known at present the, quarter-mile  track and improved grand stand will .be  all in order in good time. The athletes  of the city are all working amicably,  and the���various organizations" promise  to give all assistance in*their power to  insure a lively program.-  The Nelson^Board-iof .Trade-,met on  Monday to> disciiss-the'-lead tariff ��� si tiiak:*.  tiori." President Lay "asked that a  strong-resolution be passed and sent to  Mr. Fielding and others. W. A. Macdonald, Bruce White, W. W^ Beer,  R. It. Hedley and secretary Goodeve  all spoke on the question, some of them  attacking the government and W. A.  Galliher. S. S. Taylor resented the1  attacks on Mr. Galliher and the government, as even the Nelson Board of  Trade did not know its mind on the  subject for a long time and had made  two distinct proposals. Fred Starkey  said that the Nelson Board of Trade  had been united on the subject for  over two years now. He did not wish  to blame Mi. Galliher in the matter. If  senator TemplemaiAvas not sufficiently  educated on the lead question, as a previous speaker had suggested, it was his  own fault,-as he had been through the  Kootenay district and was given all  necessary information. The following  resolution, moved by- S. S. Taylor and  seconded by W. Irving, was carried  unanimously; "Resolved, that this  board of trade extremely regrets and  protests against the apparent determination of the government in not granting this year-tariff_reform~~as~t6_lead  and lead products,-particularly in view  of the unanimous requests of allboards  of trade and Liberal associations in  Britishy Columbia, as well as of the  silver-lead mine owners arid many  boardB of trade in the Northwest territories and Manitoba, including the city  of Winnipeg."  ' NELSON SUCCESS CLUB.  The gymnasium classes have been in  full swing during the past week. Classes  for men are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for boys on Wednesdays and  Fridays. Any member of the club wishing to, take a course of, instruction is  urged to hand in his name at once, as  applications will not be received after  the 1st of May.  The mock parliament will meet on  Wednesday evening next to discuss  Mr. Starkey's bill for. raising sufficient  funds to construct a government railroad from Vancouver to the Skeena  river. The government will also bring  down a measure dealing with the educational policy.  On Monday", the 4th of May, the last  meeting of the mock parliament will be  held, and will be open to the public.  The house will then be prorogued until  the fall.  The quoit tourney was concluded last  week. Mr. Horstead won the last  match from Mr. Coppen by a score of  21 to 18 and was presented with a box  of cigars by George Nunn.  The prizes for the chess tournament  are expected to arrive during the -eom-  ing week.  The club proposes giving a concert in  the opera house towards the end of next  month.  crown grants that  were prepared by an  order-in-council  for two blocks of land in   Southeast  Kootenay.     The   preparation   of    the  crown grants was in pursuance of a deal  entered into between certain members  of    the   Dunsmuir    government   and  George  McL.  Brown,    the   executive  agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company.   The terms of the deal and  the names of the members of the government  making  the   deal , are   not  .known, but probably   will   be before  another week passes.   The deal was not  in the best interests of  the province,  and it was not completed because,chief  commissioner of lands and works Wells  refused to deliver the crown grants, his  refusal being based on the fact that the  Canadian   Pacific   Railway Company,  .through its president, refused  to carry  out all the conditions of the deal.   The  land in question was to be giveii  to the  railway company as part* of the land  that had been earned in building the  Columbia &" Western railway,  but is  not within 200 miles of any of the land  actually  under   reserve for that purpose, but it is supposed to be very valuable because of indications that it contains coal and petroleum.   It is charged  that the deal was a barefaced- attempt  to evade the .provisions of the act granting the Columbia & Western railway a  land subsidy,- and had it been consummated would have been of material advantage of certain members of the government, of  certain   members ,of the  house,.and~ of certain high officials of  the Canadian  Pacific   Railway   Company, and a special committee of  the |  house J^. is;- -.riyw" investigating^Cthese  charges' ~"r��� ~ ^ * - --���---'"���'--*"��� '*-- -i. ��.��-��-l  The" mem'bers "or'the"" liouse"  aresbacking premier Prior in his effort  to' restore the land to the' province, and  by restoring the land to the province  the railwav company lose none of its  rights under the Columbia & Western  'subsidy act. -  Three million acres of land are now  locked up within the limits of the.Columbia & Western reserve, and the  lot-king up of so large an amount of  land tends to make the people of Yale  and Kootenay restive, and makes them  ask why the railway company should  not be compelled to make immediate  selection of the land it has earned. The  trouble heretofore has been that the  Canadian Pacific Railway Com pany  was the power behind the provincial  government until colonel Prior assumed  office, and it obtained everything it  asked for. It has not made the selections from the land reserved for the  purpose, but hopes by intrigue to ge't  land somewhere else because of its  greater value. Premier Prior will not  stand for any such'methods, and rather  than do so will resign office and leave  the onus of allowing the Canadian Pacific-Rail way���Com pany-to -defraud-the  province on the shoulders of tbe lieutenant-governor. The question now  is, which is the stronger, the people  through the legislature, or the Canadian Pacific railway. If the'bill as passed  is assented to by the lieutenant-governor the people are the stronger; if assent is refused then the Canadian Pacific Railway Company is the stronger.  THe budget speech will be delivered  on Monday, and theRession is not likely  to last more than two weeks longer.  NELSON CITY COUNCIL.  There was a full attendance at  the  council meeting on Monday, the mayor  and all the aldermen being present.  The minutes of the last meeting were  read and confirmed, after a discussion  about the measuring of short wood.  James Johnstone and Fred Starkey  attended as a deputation from the agricultural society. Mr. Johnstone -addressed the council, asking the council  to surrender its rights to the city recreation grounds, now held under |lease  from the C.P.R., in which case the  C.P.R. would grant* a lease for five  years to the agricultural society. If  the lease was obtained it was the intention to put in a race track and.improve  Corporation of thejity of Nelson.  FINAL NOTICE.  ALL persons in arrcrrs of electric light oi  water rates are hereby notified that if the  same are not paid at the city offlce hy 12 o'clock  noon on Thursday, April 30th, 1903, the service  will be discontinued without further notice,  and immediate proceedings will be taken for  collection ol arrears.  By order.  0. C. McMORRIS,  City Clerk.  Nelson, April 25, 1903.  There Is No Friction.  The Nelson Boat Club wish it understood that there is no friction between  the club and the celebration committee,  nor is the boat club defunct. The club  prefer to stand aside this year, leaving  the whole celebration to land sports, in  the hope that in 1906, when tbe annual  N.P.A.A.O. regatta will beheld in Nelson, the citizens will join with the boat  club in making that regatta an unqualified success and an advertisement of  Nelson's natural advantages.  Mayor York of Slocan has resigned  and leaves for Edmonton shortly.  the buildings. It was not intended to  make any charge for practice games of  any kind, but on s->ec*i-il occasions thc  agricultural society would want say 10  per cent of the gate receipts.  Alderman Irving said that if the  city's rights were to be surrendered  there must be some agreement that the  interests of the various athletic clubs  would he protected. The lacrosse club  had brought teams in at great expense  and he thought had a hard time to meet  the expenses.  Alderman Bird, Hamilton, Kirkpatriek und Gilker spoke to the same  effect.  Mr. Starkey explained the position  further, saying that the agricultural  society were working with members of  the other clubs, who all wanted a race  track put iu. They wanted to work  amicably with all athletic clubs.  Alderman Selous said there were four  athletic clubs using the ground free.  They had between them spent a large  amount of money and much time and  labor improving the present ground.  We must hear from the representatives  of the clubs and must conserve their  interests.,^  The mayor and alderman Irving were  appointed a committee to meet representatives from each of the athletic  clubs aud the agricultural society and  report at the next meeting of the  council.  The report of the finance committee  was read aud adopted! It called for  the payment of $1,300 for current accounts and recommended the insurance  of the. city hall for $3,000 and thefurni-  ture for $1,0.0. ' ',T -> - .  The report of the auditor for the quarter ending'March 31st- was read. The  .total receipts*were $20,012.88; the. disbursements, $30,588.11; excess of expenditure over receipts, $12,575.23. It  was explained that the large amount of  expenditure over receipts was caused  by.the payment of-the sinking fund  and interest due for 1902. The report  was referred to the finance committee  for consideration.  Alderman Selous presented a petition  on behalf of the Nelson-Boat Club .for a  lease of the foreshore now' occupied by  the approach-to the .club house. Letters were also read asking for leases of  the land occupied by them, from Elliot  & Hale, Astley,& Co,',-and the'Yale-  Kootenaylce, Fuel & Poultry,Co. "���  _>LMoved_hjz.:aldermHT)'-SfJ��iJ%���secori'lid-  by" aldermanTCirkpatrick^ that a lease  be granted to the boat club of 25 feet.  Carried.  ��� The city engineer was asked to report  upon the sites required by Elliot &  Hale and Astley & Co., the applications  standing over-till next council meeting.  The application of the ice company  then came up. Alderman Bird objected  to any lease being given for 20 years.  The property might be very valuable by  that time and might lie required for  other purposes. Alderman Irving  agreed and thought seven years was  long i enough. Alderman Selous said  this "lease would be considered as a  precedent. There is no chance of any  city council trying to cinch any occupiers of city land, but we ought to keep  to shortjleases.  Moved by alderman Bird, seconded  liy al lerman Selous, that- no lease of  the foreshore be granted for a longer  period than seven years.   Carried.  Moved by alderman Selous, seconded  by alderman   Bird,   that   a   lease   be  granted to the Kootenay Ice,  Fuel &  Poultry Co. for seven years at the nom-  _inai_rental_of_$25_ppr_an n un_T__ Carried.  Letters from D. McKay and Mr. Benson, asking for sidewalks, were referred  to the board of Works.  The action of the mayor in appointing  J. O'Donnell to do the clerical work in  the city, office during the absence of city  treasurer Wasson was approved, and  the city clerk was appointed acting city  treasurer.  The mayor then opened the tenders  for the bridge in block 15. They were  as follows: W. G. Gillett, $260; George  Brown, .$275; A. McCtuiig, $248; John  Toy, $285; John Hepburn, $240.50.  Moved by alderman Irving, seconded  by alderman Gilker, that Hepburn's  tender, being the lowest, be accepted.  Carried.-  The city fire horses came up for discussion next. The council tried to  saddle the mayor with this business,  but the mayor, having a lively recollection of ex-mayor Fletcher's experience, declined without thanks.  The curfew by-law passed its second  and third readings, and alderman Hamilton gave notice that at the next council meeting he would ask for the by-law's  final consideration and adoption.  LOCATIONS   OF  PETROLEUM  John  Houiton Introduces Bills to Place Them  Under nineral Act.  "Special to .The Tribune"  Victoria, "April 25.���John Houston,  of Nelson, introduced the following bills  yesterday and they were read a first  time.   The first bill reads as follows:  1. This act   mav be  cited   as   the  "Petroleum Claim Xnt 1903."  2. A petroleum or other mineral oil  claim may be located on any unoccupied  crown land, or ou any crown granted  land in which the crown has reserved  the petroleum rights, by any person  authorized to enter on "and- locate a"  mineral claim under theN provisions of  the "Mineral Act'' and amending acts  and any such petroleum or other  mineral oil claim shall be located,  worked and held under, the provisions  of tlie "Mineral Act" and amending  acts; provided all such claims are located and recorded as "Petroleum Claims.''.  The second bill reads:  1. This act may be cited as the "Coal  MineB Act Amendment Act 1903."  2. Section 2 of chapter 137 of the  Revised Statutes 1897, being the "Coal  Mines Act" is hereby amended by  striking out the words" "or petroleum"  in the first, third and fifth lines thereof.  3. Section 5 of said act is hereby  amended by striking out the-words  "and one cent per barrel on all petroleum" in the fourth line of sub-section  (B) aud by.striking out the'words "or  petroleum" in the second /and third  lines of said snb-section (D). -  4. Section 7 of-said ,act is hereby  amended by striking out the words "or  petroleum" in they second and third  lines of sub-sect ion(A) of said section.  This bill will provide those amend-_  merits necessary to "remove the location  and operation of ' petroleum chums  from the Coal Mines Regulation Act,  and in order that they may come under  the' regulations of the first a_ct here v  recited.    ���  INTERESTING nORTQAQE DECISION.     -  We print" below - a recent :decision  made in this province on the question  of preferential mortgage given ^by an  insolvent debtor to a bank. , The decision of the court confirms the right of  a debtor sp to do. The Montreal branch-  of the Canadian:Manufactujer8*'.Ae8oci-:.  ation*hasjt_uite recently passed, a'--resolution, favoring* Pan ki-upW^-logrinlatinn.-  Itis admitted on all sides that it is  sadly needed, even if its advent should  modify the policy of the banks towards  traders in the West. This, in the long  run, will be far more acceptable than  the present condition of things, which  allows a judgment to hang over a man  all his life. A more monstrous statebf  affairs does not exist in any land having pretentions to civilization. It has  prostituted business in Canada by  either driving unfortunate ��� debtors out  of the country, doing business in wife's  name���avowedly in many cases with  the intention of getting even with  creditors���and generally lowering the  morale ofthe business world. Fraudulent bankruptcy should be punished,  but unfortunate debtors should be  spared the humiliation of a life mortgage in favor of a debtor who, in the  majority of cases, never expects to  realize, yet hold on with the Micawber  attitude "that something "may turn up"  and incidentally treats the account as  "possibly collectible."  The Kootenay Brewing & Malting  Company, bdngjn^bted_to__the__Bank_  "of Montreal7tbe bank insisted on receiving a mortgage covering the company's property and an assignment of  their book debts, and also obtained a  judgment against the concern. Another  creditor then'brought an action against  the bank to set aside, the mortgage, as-  Bignmentand judgment, on the grounds  that (1) tbe mortgage was voluntary and  fraudulent; (2) that it was a preference  in favor of the bank; (3) that it was  not executed ftB required by company  law; (4) that the assignment was void,  for the same reason and also as being  in contravention of section 80 of the  Bank Act, which provides that no  higher rate of interest or discount than  seven per cent shall be recoverable by  a bank; and (5) that the judgment was  also fraudulent and void. The judge at  the trial in British Columbia, affirmed  by the supreme court of this province,  held that as there was good consideration for the mortgage, nnd as it was  given under pressure, il ought not to  be set aside, although it (omprised the  whole of the brewing company's property, and was given nt- a time when  the debtor was in insolvent circumstances to the knowledge of the bank,  and had the effect of depriving other  creditors of being paid their claims. It  was also held that the mortgage, which  had been made by the directors without  proper authority, had been legally ratified by a subsequent resolution of the  shareholders of the company. The  creditor then took an appeal to Ottawa,  but the supreme court also affirmed  the validity of the securities obtained  by the bank. (32 Supreme Court Records 719, Adams vs. Bank of Montreal.)  W. Mortimer Clarke, K.C., has been  appointed lieutenant-governor of Ontario, succeeding the late Sir Oliver  Mowat.  a  ��*-,i-*,j*-yi-s*issl The   Nelson   Xrilbwne.  i  !1  \.  BANK OF MONTREAL  Established 1817.  Incorporated by Act pf Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up)  $12,000,000.00  REST    -_    8,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS-        165,856.00  Head   Office,   Montreal  Et. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G., President.  Hon. G. A. Drummond, Vice-President.  E. S. Clouston, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH Corn^r sheets.  A. H. Buchanan, Manager.  IMPERIAL BANK OF CANADA  CAPITAL (Authorized) $4,000,000  CAPITAL (Paid Up)  2,904,794  REST -  2,520,076  HEAD OFFICE:  Toronto, Ontario.  Branches in the Northwest Territories, Provinces of Uritish Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario* and Quebec.  T. R. MERRITT, President. D. R. WILK1E, Vice-rres. and Gen. Man.  E. HAY, Assistant Gen. Manager. W. MOFFAT, Chief Inspector.  Nelson Branch���A General Banking Business Transacted.  Savings Department���Deposits received and interest allowed.  Drafts 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 19 AMALGAMATED  THE  BANK   OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA.  ISi?epFC3ta!::::::::::::::::* IKffi ____��� Ll___!IS  Aggregate Resources over 72,000,000        - <f>  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 in 1892.  The Tribune Company,  Limited,  Proprietors.  Olflce.:-n��D��MM-Hiocirpu*KerT��treet;  The Nelson TBniusiris served by carrier to  subscribers in Nel.-on or sent by mail to any  address in Canada ov the United States for $1.00  a year; price to Great Britain, postage paid,  $1.50. No subscription taken for less than a  vear.  JOHN HOUSTON, Editor.  SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1903  In these days of severe political contention it is pleasant to note the attitude of the government element in our  midst towards the powers- that be at  Ottawa on the silver-lead question.  The ability to rise higher than party  call, when the immediate' interest of a  district is at stake, is to enlarge the  political horizon and to cement that  unity of purpose so essential", nay vital,  if the people of., this district are ever to  obtain practical recognition of this  question.  The reference made by the leader of  the  opposition in  his speech  on the  budget to the present state of the silver-  lead industry in this province,  empha  sizes thejlisgracefjnLintiifference-of-the  Laurier government to the requests of  this district in the matter. After a  ceaseless agitation extending over two  years, consisting of petitions and deputations composed of men vitally interested, after repeated ministerial promises that some action would lie taken,  this district has been unmistakably betrayed, and we have to content ourselves with a stone in place of'bread.  We shall await' with grim impatience  any explanation our member may see  fit to make.  The fact that the government is supporting the steel industry of the Dominion to the extent of .$7 a ton, argues  that certain industries, apparently, re-  quire fostering. It will be contended  that the silver-lead industry is equal in  importance to the Sault Ste. Marie and  Sydney enterprises, albeit the immediate interest of the Ottawa government  is not as active with us tin with the  fascinating financial personality of the  powers behind the Ontario and Nova  Scotia propositions.  The provincial parliament, by unanimously* passing the resolution-on" the  silver-lead question proposed by John  Houston, urging upon the federal  authorities immediate action in behalf  of the silver-lead industry, has placed  itself oii, record with the whole of British Columbia. This resolution should  have great weight with the Dominion  parliament, and, fortified with this and  the many resolutions which will he sent  to him in the next few  assistance of the  days, with the  members from B. C.  ami of those members of the liouse who  have by their travels in British Columbia made themselves acquainted with  its requirements on the subject in question, the member for Ynle-Kootenay  should-have no great difficulty in having some immediate measure of relief  introduced. Mr. Galliher should, if the  desired aid is still withheld, bring the  matter before the house. The men he  represents require that immediate  action should be taken on this question, irrespective of party.  The tariff on Bteel can be changed at  once to suit Eastern people, but the  West must wait indefinitely before the  tariff on lead can be changed. If a satisfactory tariff arrangement was made  the Kootenay district would employ  10,000 men where the steel industry  employs 3,000 or 4,000. The man in  B.C. pays tbe Dominion government in  taxation over five times as much as the  steeLworker-in-the-EastT -  Tbe people of the Kootenay district  have every resist in to be satisfied with  the support given by the press, boards  of trade, and meetings of citizens  throughout the province on the-lead  quest on. The feeling of the whole  province is distinctly one of dissatisfaction with the Ottawa government, and  the Liberal papers point this out frequently in'even stronger terms than  papers which usually oppose tbe government. W. A. Galliher should,'with  the assistance of the British Columbia  members, make a strong fight before  the supplementary budget is brought  down. Relief must be given, and given  at once, if the government wish to retain the confidence of those who now  call themselves their friends.  asking for relief. Relief they must  and will have, and there is no intention  of waiting until next year for it.  The proposed tariff changes brought  foiward by Mr. Fielding are not many.  The following is one of them: "The  "governor-in-council may, by order-in-  "council, direct that a duty of $7 per  "ton shall be imposed in schedule A on  "all iron and steel railway bars, or rails  "in any form, for railways, imported  "into Canada, and from and after the  "publication of such order in the Can-  "��da Gazette, such duties shall be lev-  *'ie-l, collected and paid on all such  'rails." The government, notwithstanding repeated assurances given to  members of the various deputations  and also to private individuals that  they understood and sympathized with  the difficulties under which the lead  industry in the West Kootenay and  rilocan districts was placed, owing to  the low price for lead which was received under the present U. S. tariff,  say: We cannot do anything to help  you���we*cannot alter the tariff; perhaps, however, we may be able to give  an increased bonus. As the above  change in the tariff on steel rails shows,  this is a mere subterfuge. The government would change the tariff quickly  enough if British Columbia's voting  power was stronger. The question of  right evidently does not enter into consideration.  The resolution eome to by the joint  committee representing the city council, agricultural society and the athletic  clubs of the city is in the best interests  of tbe city of Nelson. . The council  having full control, all wanting to use  the grounds for sports, shows, etc., will  have no difficulty in making arrangements on a reasonable basis, and each  club can have control of the grounds on  special days by mutual agreement. If  the control was in the hands of any  committee, however public-spirited its  members, disagreements might t��ke  place and ill-feeling be engendered,  whereas tbe council, retaining control,  will ultimately decide'any differences of  opinion, and, by fostering a spirit of  rivalry between the v-irious clubs, "pro--  mote .the well-being of( all athletic  gaTiTe"8~fo��� the-' beneli t" oft lie" "ci ty "a 11 d  district generally. ���_,-  The member for Yale-Kootenay is  evidently bestirring himself with-regard  to the lead tariff. In reply to a telegram from the mayor of Rossland, he  said: "Wish resolutions regretting  inactivity of 'government, respecting  lend tariff and urging (lieni to take  some.action to afford relief to the industry." There is no doubt that Rossland will send strong resolutions on tin  subject, and by this time the government should have found out that the |  people of this province are united in  By the death of Sir Oliver Mowat,  Ontario loses a statesman of which any  country might be proud. He was premier of Ontario for 24 years, and fought  the fight of-the province as against the  Dominion government to the bitter end,  bis views being always upheld" by the  privy council. British Columbia at the  present is sadly in need of a Sir Oliver  JMowat.        City of Trail After More Water.  An application by the corpoialion of  the (Jity. of Trail for a record of li'O  inches of water to be taken out of Kock  creek, in the Trail creeK mining division, was heard before R. A. Renwick,  assistant commissioner of lands and  works, at "Nelson last week. The City  of Trail was represented by its solicitor,  J. A. Macdonald, of Rossland; W. J.  Devitt, city clerk; Nolile Binns, ex-  mayor; and ,]._ D. Anderson, P.L. S.  The application was contested by the  War Eagle and Centre Star mining  companies, who have an application  pend ingJ)efore_the_gpl_Lco tn njissioner-  af Rossland for a record of water out of  Hock creek. These companies were  represented by their solicitor, A. C.  Gait, and Ernest A. Strout, engineer.  The City of Rossland, which holds a  record in respect to this creek, was  represented by .7. L. G. Abbott, solicitor. After taking of the evidence, which  lasted for over five hours, a decision  was reserved, awaiting the transcript of  the shorthand notes of the evidence.  The point of contention rested on the  question whether or not there was any  unrecorded water at the intended point  of diversion. On this point the evidence  was somewhat conflicting.  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  noTTce.  "VrOTlCE is herebv giveii that under the pro-.  ��y vision." of By-few No. 80, "Pound and Dog  Tax By-law," it is unlawful for any person to  suffer any horse, mule, bull or' cow, sheen,  goat, pig or other cattle, or. poultrv to run at  larg-e within tlie limits of the City of Nelson.  Every owner of a dog in the' City of Nelson is  required to pn-y fiiiiiiiallv n tax of two dollars  for each dog owned by tiini.  No peram shnlfsuffer or permit his dog to  run at large, in tlie City of- Nelson for which  such person lias not paid tlie tax required of.  him and unless such dog shall have around  ln's neck a collar or strap to whicn shall be. attached a metallic plate to be supplied by the  city on payment of the said tax.  Warning is hereby given that any person  guilty of an infraction or violation1 Of any of  the provisions or the above named by-law is,  in addition to the fees and charges set forth  therein, liable upon summary conviction to a  penalty of One Hundred Dollars and the costs  ol" prosecution, and in default of payment to  imprisonment for a term' not exceeding two  months.   By order.  ���   ,    P. C. MCMORRIS,  City Clerk.  Nelson, B.C., April 8th, 1903.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.  School, Salmo.-'  SEALED TENDERS, indorsed "Tender for  Salmo School," will be received by the  undersigned up to noon of Mondav, the 27th  April, 1903, for the erection and completion of  a one-room frame school-house at Salmo, West  Kootenay.  Plans, specifications, forms of tender and  contract may be scon on and after the 16th  April, 3903, at the offices of thc Government  Agent, Nelson; of Sidney Ross, Esq., Secretary.  School Board, Salmo, and at the Lands and  Works Department, Victoria, B.C.  , Tenders will not be considered unless maue  upon the printed forms supplied for the pur-  pose, and the agreement to execute a bond  appended to the form of tender is duly signed  by the contractor himself and two other  responsible residents of tho Province in the  penal sum of |250 for tho faithful performance  of the work.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Laudsand Works Department,  Victoria, B.C., llth April, 1903.  NOTICE.  Respecting Timber Licences.  ���M*OTICE is hereby given, pursuant to the provi-  -L\ sion of St-ctiqn 50 oi the* 'Land Act," in  future no special licences to cut timber 011 Crown  lands will be granted or renewed until after the  applicants have had the limits surveyed by a duly  qualified Provincial Land Surveyor to the satisfaction of the Lands and Works Department.  * W. C. WELLS,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria. B.C., 36th March, "903.  SHERIFF'S SALE. ~  Province of British Columbia,  Nelson, West Kootenay.  To wit:  BY virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out  of the Supreme Court of British Columbia,  at the suit of  LEROY A. THURSTON, Plaintiff,  against    ���  GABRIEL LCJCIEN RQESERT WEYL,  .Defendant,  and to me directed against the goods and chattels of Leroy A. Thurston, the above named  plaintiff, I have seized and taken into execution all the right, title and interest of the said  plaintiff, Leroy A. Thurston, in eleven hundred  asd 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 centum per annum from the Kith  day of February, 190*t, until payment, besides  sheriff's poundage, officer's lees, and all other  legal incidental expenses; all of which I shall  expose for sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy  siiid judgment debt and costs, at my office, next  to the Court liouse, in the City of Nelson, B.C.,  on Saturday, the25th day of April, A.D. 1003, nt  the hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon.  " NOTE.*��� Intending���purchasers--will satisfy  themselves as to interest nnd title of tlie said  plaintiff, Leroy A. Thurston.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., 8th April, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The above sale is.postponed until Saturday,  9th day of May, 1903, at the same p.ace and  time.  . S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  SHERIFFS SALE.  Province of British Columbia,  Nelson, West Kootenay.  To Wit:   -  1_>Y virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias issued out  1J of the Supreme Court of British Columbia  at the suit of  McCOLL BROTHERS AND COMPANY,  Plaintiffs,  and to me directed against the goods and chattels of  SULLIVAN GROUP MINING COMPANY,  Defendant,  I have seized and taken in execution all^thc  right, title and interest of the said defendant,  Sullivan Group Mining Company, in a quantity of unattached Miielter machinery, ore  crushers, piping, lire brick, common brick,  oflice furniture, assay appliances and other  floods, in and upon thc said Company's property at Marysville, R.C.; to recover the sum  of $f>21.2-1, and also interest on $517.74 at five  per centum per annum from the Sth day of  February, 1903, until payment, besides sheriff's  pouncing!-, oflicer's fees, and all other legal  incidental expenses; all of which I shall expose, for Mile or sufficiciit_thereof-to satisfy-said-  judgment debt nnd costs" at Marvsville, B.C.,  011 Wednesday, the Gth dav of May", 1903, at tin  hour of twelve o'clock, noon.  NOTE.��� Intending purchasers will satisfy  ilii-niselves us to interest and title of the said  defendant, Sullivan Group Mining Company.  An inventory of the seized goods may be seen  upon application to M. II. McMahou at Marvsville, and at thu Sheriff's oflice, Nelson. B.C."  Dated at Marysville, B.C., 17th April, 1903.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  IT  provinceof British Columbia,)  NeHsoti, West Kootenay.     >  To Wil: )  Y virtue of 11 Writ of Fieri Facins issued out  of the Supreme Court of Britisli Columbia  nt the suit of  THE  NELSON  ELECTRIC TRAMWAY COM-  --   PA NY. LIMjTED, Plaintiff,  nnd to me directed against the goods and chat-  v telsof  JACOB DOVER, Defendant,  I have seized and taken In execution all the  right, title and interest of (lie s-'id defendant,  Jacob Dover, in the stock or jewelry, watches,  clocks, silverware, stiver plated ware, fancv  goods, glassware, umbrellas, sewing machines,  cash register, nnd other goods, now in filestore  lately occupied by the said Jacob Dover, on the  iinrtfi sideof Bnker Street, East, in tlie City of  Nelson, B.C.; to recover the sum of $473.87, nnd  al'*)-interest on $170.37 at 5 per centum per  annum from the 7th day of April, 1903, until  payment; besides sheriff's poundage, officer's  tees and all other legal incidental expenses.  All of which I shall expose for sale or sufficient  thereof to satisfy snid judgment debt and costs  at the aforesaid premises on. Mondav, 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.  1  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. "  TUnNE.1, BEETGK & CO.  ,.       LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory, 1 Bastion Street  -VICTORIA,  B.C  QUEEN'S...  > "tfntfis"  HOTEL  Lighted by Electricity und  Heated with Hot, Ah". . . .  Large and comfortable Bedrooms and  first-class Dining Room. Sample/Rooms  for Commercial Men* *-���  RATES $2 PER DAY.  ... -7-  Mrs. E. C. Clarke  Proprietress.  TREMONT  ...HOUSE.  European and American Plan.  Meals 25 cts.   Booms from 25 cts. to $1.  Only White Help Employed.  Malone & tregillus,  Baker St., Nelson. Proprietors.  Madden House  Baker and Ward Streets  NELSON, B. C.  Centrally Located        Electric Lighted.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   TOURISTS  AND OLD TIMERS.  THOMAS MADDEN,     -     Proprietor.  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON  Under Old Management.  RATES $1.00 PER DAY.  The Dining Room is unsurpassed and  the Bedrooms are the best in Nelson.  The Bar is stocked with good Wipes  and Liquors and Cigars. '  BARTLETT  == HOUSE  Josephine St.  NELSON;  WANTED.  GAKDKNER, to work on shares two acres  first-class land ; has been worked for five  years; two blocks from the tramway line,Fair-  view.   Address P.O. Box 119, Nelson, B.C.  The best $1 per dayhouse in Nelson.  None but white help employed.  .     The,Bar the best.  G. W. BARTLETT  PROPRIETOR  VTELSON JiJNKRS' UNION, No. 9G, W. F. M.���  *' Meets eveiy Saturday evening at 7:30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, northwest  corner Baker and Stanley streets. Wage scale  for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50;''  hammersmen, $3.25; mine laborers, $3. J. W.  Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary.  Visiting brethern cordially invited.  !'!.  mt  A The   Nelson   Tritmne.  \  GATHERED BY THE ROADSIDE.  I. came across an interesting document the. other day, a regular mind  twister, sort of mathematical gymnastics���the balance sheet of the steel trust.  We have grown accustomed to the nine-  figure balance sheets of the three giant  New York insurance companies; this  one has ten figures, and shows total  assets of $1,546,000,000. The gross sales  last year footed up to 560,000,000, while  the net income was $133,000,000. Tbe  concern employs 168,000 hands and has  apavrollof $121,000,000. It is interesting to note above all else that the  giant corporation has 53,629 shareholders, a fact that will be used by the  defenders of the corporation system  against the attacks of the socialistic  element. It would be interesting to  know how many small shareholders  there are, say having $100 or less invested. Whether this octopus has  reached thc apex of commercial expansion under one management, remains to  be seen. It is conceivable that further  extensions and appropriation will tend  towards top-heaviness and sow the  _seed8"of"internal"clecay.  - More respect should attach to the fire  bell of this city. The immunity from  fires we have enjoyed for some time  past, together with lire drills at frequent intervals, tyive graduallybrought  the average mind into con tempt .for its  call. Tbe result is that when it docs  ring a few people start, running, while  the majority look at each other and take  it for .granted that it is being rung for a  firemen's practice only. This was illustrated the other day at the saw mill  fire; quite a number were disillusioned  only by the cloud of ���moke and many  never even left their work. One of our  esteeni'-d citizens actually was instrumental in having the bell rung for the  public meeting on Saturday. Metaphorically, no doubt, the town was on  fire with indignation over the silver-  lead question, but the desecration of  the fire bell for the occasion is open to  debate. Strictly, the bell should be  rung only in case of a real fire; practice  can be done by call. If this is carried  out the sound of its peal will leave no  doubt in the minds of citizens that  there is a fire and that help may be  needed. Wanderer,  FRANK    FLETCHER  Provincial Land Surveyor  Lands and rUneral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted.  P.O. Box 563      Office: Kootenay St., NELSON.  WANTED.  ���****  A LIFE INSURANCE CANVASSER FOR THE  A Nelson District. Good inducements. Apply GEO. D. 8COTT, Vancouver, B.C.  The New York Journal has evolved  the largest advertising scheme of the  day. It is called the "Summer Vacation Guide," and the first number was  ,. published last year in connection with  a Sunday issue of the Journal in May.  It comprised a 48-paga, supplement  brimming over with a mass of details-  relative to travel, where to go, how to  go, when to go, where to stop, etc., and  was evidently a huge success, inasmuch  tis the guide this year, which is to be  published on May 24th, will have an  additional supplement of 24 pages. The  value as au advertising medium can be  judged by. the fact that the regular Sunday issue of the Journal is 800,000; in  addition to this, a further extra edition  of the Guide of 300,000 will be printed  for distribution at the various offices of  the New York Journal and American  system of information bureaus. Further, an_attractive advertisement will  be kept7going ail the summer in the  Hearst syndicate ot papers: New York  Journal, Chicago American, and San  - Francisco Examiner, setting forth the  value of the guide to the tourist, sportsman, and land hunter, and that it can  be had for the asking.  ,,,-=- +  The proposition is interesting to us  , up here, inasmuch as we claim to have  natural scenic attractiveness around  this city. We are further desirous of  getting our share of the travel which  will assuredly come this way in the  summer and early fall, .and therefore  any suggestion that will help in this  direction should be favorably received.  The' forthcoming pamphlet to be issued  by the Kootenay Tourist Association  will do good workv and it might pay  the association' to Insert an advertisement in this Vacation Guide, drawing  attention' to the attractiveness of this  district, and offering to send a copy of  the booklet on application. Space of  any. quantity can be bought for this  great edition, as the rates run from a  - minimum of $3 to a maximum of $30,  so the undertaking should he "within  the means of the association, as it is of  any private concern having an eye to  the cash value of the tourist. A good  many people look upon propositions of  this kind with suspicion; any who may  be that,way inclined should remember  the words ascribed to Lincoln about  fooling the people, and that it is hardly  likely that-intelligent business people  of the smartest city in the world will  be fooled by the fantastic statements oi  Mr.^Hearat. In these days there would  seem to be-no limit to intelligent publicity, and this "summer guide maLter  is worthy of* consideration. Should it  be.-favorably  considered   action   will  . have to be taken at once, as last year  500 inches of advertising were turned  down for want of spaceis <  EXAMINATION FOR ASSAYERS FOR  LICENSE TO   PRACTISE   IN  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  MILLINERY  FOR  TN accordance with section 13 of the "Bureau of  -*���    Mines Act," examinations for efficiency in the  practice oi assaying will be held at Nelson, B.C., on  J7th April, 1903, and on such following- davs as may  be found necessary.  Entrance for any examination  must be made in  writing- to the Secretary of the Board of Examiners.  at least seven days before tlio date set for beginning-  of examination, and must be accompanied by the  prescribed lee ($15.)  The examination will consist chiefly of the practi.  cal assaying of samples, and while the Department  of Mine?* will provide all the apparatus and chemicals usually necessary, it will not undertake to provide any special or unusual appliances or chemicals  which might be called for, and if a candidate should  require such he will have to provide them at his own  expense.  Candidates must provide themselves with such'  platinum ware and sets of weights as they may require.  The Department of Mines will make no charge for  the use of chemicals or apparatus/but a candidate  will be charged for all breakages or  loss caused by him.  ' Any additional information desired may be obtained from.. H. Carmichael, Secretary; Board of  Examiners, Victoria.  E. G. PRIOR.  Minister of Mines.  Department of Mines,  Victoria, B.C., 17th March, 190-;.        *���^  EASTER.  unnecessary  <�����  MRS. ENFIELD has  now  on,  display in her new premises,  late the American Shoe Store,  the latest productions in  PARIS AND NEW YORK  MILLINERY.  NOTICE is hereby given that I. C. W. Misener,  intend within tlie time prescribed by law to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works ot the  Province of British Columbia for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum upon (lie lands hereinafter described and commencing ata post at the  southwest corner marked "C. YV. Misener's s. w.  corner post," thence eighty chains north, thence  eighty chains east, thence eighty chains south,  thence eighty chains west, to^ the post of commencement. These iands are situated on the east  side ofand adjoining B. K. Sharp's claim, about 35  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C.,  on or near the Flathead Kiver.  Dated, 23rd Feb., 1903.  C. \V. MISENER.  NOTICE is hereby given that I, C. Clark,  intend within the time prescribed hy law to apply to  thc Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works oi tile  Province of British Columbia for a license to prospect for'coal and petroleum upon the lands hereinafter described. and commencing at a post at the  southwest corner marked "C. Clark's s. w.  corner post," thence-eighty chains north, thence  eighty chains east, thence eighty chains south,  thence eighty chains west to thc post of commencement. '1 hese lands arc situated on the east side of  and adjoining J. H. Kilby's claim, about 3- miles in  a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., on or  near the Flathead River.  Dated 34th Feb., 1903.  C. CLARK.  NOTICE is hereby given that I, XV. L. Smith,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works of the  Province of British Columbia for a license to prospect for coat and petroleum upon the lands hereinafter described and commencing at a post at the  northwest corner marked ,"\V. L. Smith's n. w.  corner post," thence eighty chains south, thence  eighty chains east, thence eighty chains north,  thence eighty chains west to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the vast side of  and adjoining C. Erickson's claim, about 55 miles  in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., on or  near the Flathead River.  Dated 23rd Feb., 1003.  WV L. SMITH.  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and VVorks for permission to purchase the  following described Iands in South East Kootenay:  Commencing at a post. marked-**\V.-F." Teetzel's  southeast corner,',' planted at D. I.aBau's northwest  corner post, tlience north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  to the place of beginning, containing 640 acres more  or less,  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.  WVF.  TEETZEL.  NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works lor permission to purchase the  following described lands in South East Kootenay:  Commencing- aL a post marked "J. A. Skene's northeast corner, plahted*on the east bank of thc-Flat-  hcad River,,about twenty miles north of the International Boundary line, thence south 80 chains,  thence west So chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  cast 80 chains to the place of beginning, containing  640 acres more or less.  Dated the 7th day of March, 1903.  ���s J. A. SKENE.  TIMBER NOTICE.  vrOTICE is hereby giveii that 30 days after  J-' date I intend to apply to thc Honorable  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license to cut and carry away tim-  her from the following described lands, situate  in West Kootenay District, British Columbia:  commencing at a post planted on south bink  of Six-Mile Creek, about 6 miles northwest of  Kootenay Lake, and about 12 miles from Nel-  son/theiu-e east 80 chains, thence soutli SO  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains to the place of beginning, and containing 640 acres.  BOSS THOMPSON, Locator.  25thMafchT1903.-  J_ FREDJRITCHIB,^gejU_  TIMBER NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after  date I Intend to apply to the Honorable  theChief Commissioner ot Lands and Works  for a special license to cut and carry away timber from the* following described lauds, situate  in West Kootenay District, British Columbia:  commencing at apost planted on the south  bank of Six-Mile Creek, about 6 miles northwest of Kootenay Lake, and 12 miles from Nelson, tlience north 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, theuce south 80 chains, thence east. 80  chains to the place "of beginning, and containing 640 acres. '  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR., Locator.  J. FRED RITCHIE, Agent.  25th Maj-ch, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  .       '  NOTICE Is hereby given ihat 3i days after  date I intend to applv to thc Honorable  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  [or 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 plauted on east bank of  Six-Mile Creek, about 5 miles northwest of  Kootenav Lake, and about 12 miles from Nelson, thence east 80 chains, thence south 90  chains, tlience west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains to the place of beginning, and containing 61(1 acres.  WILLIAM ASTLEY, Locator.  J. FRED RITCHIE, Agent.  25th March, 1903.        - '  FOR SALE.  AT a genuine bargain, a 27-ft.gasoline launch,  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.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ld.  REAL   ESTATE  AND  GENERAL  AGENTS  Ladies are specially invited  call and see our display.  :  to  L  A Few Tips on Ttea.  TWENTY-FIVE CENTS will buy ONE POUND oi  puie, clean, fine flavored CEYLON-INDIAN TEA.  TWENTY CENTS will buy ONE POUND Standard  BREAKFAST BLACK TEA. Purchasers of ten pounds  or more will receive one pound extra for each ten pounds  purchased.  Equal to an allowance of TEN PER CENT. DISCOUNT on these extremely low prices.  Prices on our regular lines of CHOICE TEA, 30c,  35c, 40c, 60c. and 00c. per pound for Black, Green and  Blended. ��  &���;  Telephone 177  P. O. Bex 18a  Kootenay Coffee Co.  MRS.  EN FIELD  BAKER  STREET  Next Door to the Hudson's Bay Co.'s Star..  ARTHUR GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR  Tremont Block  Baker Street  m  CHOICE SPRING and  SUMMER GOODS.   ~.  Latest Cut.  Latest Styles.  SMOKE.  ��� ��� ��� ���  Tuckett Cigar Co.'s  ( MONOGRAM  Union Label Cigars  \ MARGUERITE  Geo. E. Tuckett's Cigarettes j KARNACK  Only Union-Made Cigarette in Canada    (   T. & B.  w. j. McMillan &  WHOLESALE GROCERS  CO.  EVERY DAY SALE DAY.  OUR SPECIAL BARdAIN COUNTER  i lb. Tea : y  3 lbs. Butter [ fnr *j CA  a cans Corn, Peas or Beans f lvl   ���J'A.uV  5 cans Assorted Fruit 2's ; .  1 sack Potatoes )  l sack Flour    ( fftr fr* Eft  14 lb. box Butter f '"I   "PU.uU  �� lb. Coffee  J  3 cans Milk ��� )  3 cans Halibut  ( fnr (tl ��c  3 bottles Ketchup    f 'Ol   $1,110  3 bottles Pickles : ���_ ) *~   .  MORRISON & CALDWELL  Phone 134 Tremont Blk., Baker St.  DRINK  Thorpe's  Lithia  Water  Every small bottle contains five  grains of lithia carbonate.  4,000 acres of the choicest,lands  in the Okanagan, the garden of  British Columbia. Suitable, for  fruit, p*raiu or stock raising, in  lots to suit purchasers, by ���public auclion 011 or about May 1st,  1903. Full particulars on application to  CHRIS.   B.    L_.    LEFROY  Real  Estate   Ascent,  VBRNON, - - B. C.  JUST ARRIVED  JOSEPHINE ST.  New  Spring Goods  OF THE LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch Tweeds, Landslide, Strathcona and Belwarp Serges. A. fine  line of Pantlngs of the latest styles.  Prices to suit the times.  Call and see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street  MERCHANT TAILOR  GEO. M. GUNN  Maker of First-Class Hand-Hade Boots  and Shoes. . . . Repairing Neatly and  Promptly Done. . . . Satisfaction guaranteed In all work.  , Nelson.  NELSON, B.C.   Ward St., next new Post Off Ice Bldg.  AGENTS FOR B. C.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  _B_r-CASH ADVANCED ON CONSIQNnENTS.  Jacob Green & Co.  AUCTIONEERS,   APPRAISERS,  VALUATORS and  GENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS.  Next Door to Vanstone's Drug Store  Corner of Baker and Josephine Streets.  NELSON, B.C.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wfc��MS.^^ MERCHANTS  HEAD OFFICE and COLD STORAGE PLANT AT NELSON.  Branch Markets at Kaslo. Ymirr-'Sanflcm, Si)v*��rton,_.Revelstoke, New,Denver,  Cascade, Trail, Grand Fork's,. Green wood, Midway, PhoeriixrTtosslauJ,-    ---  Slocan Citv  Moyie, Cranbrook, Fernie and Macleod.  NELSON BRANCH MARKET, BURNS BLOCK, BAKER ST.  |!_flr"Orrlers 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 Careful  and Prompt Attention.  '  E. C. TEAVES, Mgr., K.W.C. Blk., Nelson.  GELIGNITE . . . Tbe Strongest.and Best Explosive In the Market  m&SsdMM HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY...  Manufacturers of  GEO. C.  TUNSTALL, JR.  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining & Blasting Powder  REISTERER & Co.  Brewers  OF  LAGER BEER-nd PORTER  Put up in Packages to Suit the Trade.  Brewery and Oflice*.  LATIMER ST., NELSON,  B.C.  i.x4A____AA^  -GALT COALf  *'    and WOOD OF ALL KINDS      f  I  Terms Spot. Cash.  W. P. filERNEY,  Telephone 265 Baker Street  *r-?.*->-r'*rmf-wmrwmrmr~%-  Prosser's Second - Hand Store  And China Hall, Combined  Is the place to "rubber" before sending  back East for anything.  We buy, sell or rent or store auything  from a safety pin to a beef trim.  Western Canadian Employment Agency in connection.  P.O. Box 588        Baker Street, W., next door  Phone 361A to C.P.R. Ticket OfHce.  Harry H.Ward  FIRE,  LIFE,  ACCIDENT  Insurance  MINES   AND  REAL ESTATE  Baker Street  Nelson, B.C.  UNDER NEW  MANAGEMENT.  Hotel Phair  B. TOMKINS, Manager  ��     NELSON,   -   -   B.C.  The Leading Hotel, oi the Kootenays.  Good Sample Rooms.  Special Rates to Commercial Men.  SEWING MACHINES and PIANOS  FOR RENT AND FOR SALE.  old curiosity shop, Joseptiine street, Nelson m-K^t���THK WSrMW*-3ft-r��W  ���9lSt.'>*���^w*��i*lw��*'��***"*,l  ' I  The   Nelsott   Tritmtie.  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Co.L=��  IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN  SHELF AND HEAVY  '   it  i.    \  Tinware and  Granitewaru.  Stoves and  Ranges.  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel.  NELSON, B. C.  ASK FOR  .WA\\\\\1��^  OLD SETTLER'S PURE  MAPLE SYRUP  Put up in Quarts, Half Gallon and One Gallon Cans.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block, Nelson.  Groceries and Provisions  Carpets,- Rvigs  Linoleums ��� ��� ���  Come and make your  choice before  house cleaning.  We carry a very large  slock of the latest  patterns.  see our go carts.  All prices. - - - We can suit you.  D.   McARTHUR  <S  CO.  Furniture Dealers and Undertakers  MORLEY & GO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers.  Artists' 'Materials,  Engineering and Mining  Books,  Typewriters, ���  Mimeographs,  Photographic Supplies,  Musical Instruments.  Morley & Co. - Nelson, B.C.  Starkey & Co.  Wholesale Provisions  Produce aiid Fruits::  ( R. A., Rogers & Co., Ltd., .Winnipeg  Representing < N. K. Fairbank Co.,    -    Montreal  (Simcoe Canning Co.  -   -   Simcoe  Office and Wacehouea,-  Josephine Street.  TTEESONT BLtr  Sir Oliver Mowat Passes Away.  Sir Oliver Mowat, lieutenant-governor of Ontario, died on Sunday rooming last at 9:54. Arrangements for a  state funeral were made by premier  Ross. The body lay in ^atate at government house from a to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10:30 to 12:30 on "Wednesday morning. At Ottawa Sir Wilfrid Laurier paid a high tribute to the  deceased statesman and the house adjourned for "Wednesday so that members could attend the funeral. The  funeral took place on "Wednesday afternoon and was by far the most imposing  ever witnessed in Toronto. At 1 o'clock  business was entirely suspended, and  thousands of spectators lined the streets  traversed by the funeral cortege to  Mount Pleasant cemetery. Sir Wilfrid  Laurier and Sir "William Mulock acted  as honorary pall-bearera. The following members of the Dominion cabinet  were present: Messrs. Scott, Fielding,  Sutherland, Templeman, and Paterson.    NELSON NEWS NOTES.  Born, to the wife of A. Manson, April  21st, a son.  Mat. JCelly is now roadmaster between th ermines and junction on the  Crow's Nest Southern. -  A zinc ore smelting plant is under  consideration by the Trail smelter people. They are said to be buying all the  zinc ore offering. -  The Hall Mines smelter is now working both stacks. The 250-ton furnace is  being run on lead ores, and the 150-ton  one: on-copper orerprincipally-froui the  Silver King.  The Nelson Free Library Association  have decided to hold a ball on "Friday  next, May 1st, in the new drill hall.  An influential committee has been appointed and it is expected that this  will be one of the largest and best balls  ever held in the city. There will, he  ample room for dancing, etc., and all  are invited to make the ball a huge  succeus.  Emmanuel Congregational Church,  Stanley street, Rev. John Reid, minister.���Sunday morning service, 11 a.m.;  subject, "The relationship that obtains  between the resurrection of Jesus  Christ nnd the doctrines He taught."  Evening service, 7:30 p.m.; topic,  "Esau, the sportsman: What did he  get? What did he loae? And how was  it done?"  SHERIFFS SALE.  B  Provinceof British Columbia,)  Nelson, West Kootenay.     >  To Wit: >  Y virtue of a Writ of Fieri Facias issued out  ~of the Supreme Court of British Columbia  at the suit of  ELMEB J. FELT, Plaintiff,  PERCY DICKINSON, WARNEl. MILLER,  XV.  E. SPIER, THE SLOCAN-KILO MINING  COMPANY, LIMITED, a-d R. WILSON  SMITH, in his own right and as trustee for  F. L. BIRQOK, ANDREW G. BLAIR, and  WILLIAM STRACHAN, Defendants,  And to me directed against the goods and chat-  telsvof the said defendant, Percy Dickinson, I  have seized and taken in execution all the  right, title and in teres of the said defendant,  Percy Dickinson, in the mineral t-laims known  as and called "Skylark" and "Ranger," situate  on the first North Fork of .Lemon Creek, located on the 29th day of July, 1895, and the 26th  day of July, 1895, respectively, and recorded in  ihe oflice of the MiningRccorderfor the Slocan  City Mining Division of the West Kootenay  District; to recover the sum of $628.30, and also  interest on $1*24.80 at 5 per centum per annum  from the 17th day of May, 1902, until payment,  besides sheriff's poundage officer's fees, and  all other local incidental expenses: nil of  w'-ich I shall expose for sale, or sufficient  thereof to satisfy said judgment debt and costs,  at my oflice next to the Court House, in thc  City of Nelson, B.C., on Saturday, the 28th day  of February, 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, Percy Dickinson.   *  Dated at Nelson, B.C., 19th Febnmrv, 1903.  S. P. TOCK,  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.  The above sale is further postponed until  Snturday, the llth day of April, 1903, at the  same place and hour.     ���  S. P. TUCK.  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  The 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 May, 1903, at thc same  p-acQ' and  hour. ----- - -      - ,  8. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Stylish Spring  Overcoats  The Finest Ever Brought to Nelson.  Prices to Suit the Buyer."   -  At J. A.  filLKER'S  NELSON  Kootenay Wire Works Co.  '   Manufacturers of Mattresses,- Spring's,  .'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.  w^^mt^sfixw&s^  Being  somewhat  overstocked  with   Goods,   we  have   decided   upon   a  GRAND CLEARANCE SALE, and will offer to the public our full line of  WATCHES, CLOCKS  ���������iUid-LAMPS'  2 weeks only at these figures  Note them.    You cannot do better anywhere  Mail orders promptly attended to.     Goods not satisfactory may be  returned.     Fine Watch Work and Repairing a specialty.  CLOCKS  i-da}'Clocks, with strike ._ $2-00  -S-day-Clocks7~wi~th���strike .."     3 00  Fancy 1-day Clocks, ornamented      1  50  Regulators from $4 50 up  Bronze Clocks, fancy figures, from..   1 75 up  Alarm Clocks, from .-_ ,----. r ���� UP  WATCHES  Gents'  American   17-Jewel   Movement,  20-year guarantee $15 00  Gents', sterling* silver case, 17 jewels    12 00  Ladies',   14-carat gold filled, 15 jewels,  25-year guarantee     1800  Ladies' Silver Watches, good movement    3 00  Boys' Gun Metal Watches, good mvrit.    2 00  IsS-^Tbese prices last for two weeks only.  LAMPS  Every Lamp in store will be offered for this  month  only.     Bronze,   Ornamental, Library,  Parlor and Stand Lamps.    All must go.  Prices from $2 up to $12.  Leading Jeweler  |i llll ��� I     IWIilfll J  NELSON, B.C.  >��������S����������iS����������  $^$$$$$$$$$<


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