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Saturday Afternoon, June €>9 1QQ3
A WEEK OF SURPRISES AT VICTORIA-PRIOR DISMISSED-McBRIDE THE NEW PREMIER
TATLOW FINANCE MINISTER, GREEN MINISTER OF MINES, McPHILLIPS ATTORNEY GENERAL, WILSON PRES. OF COUNCIL    ,
On Moiiday tho lieutenant-governor
dismisscd colonel Prior and called upon
Richard McBride, member of Dewdney
and leader of the opposition, to form a
government. McBride accepted and was
sworn in. It was expected that he would
form a coalition government, but neither
party wanted this, knowing that all sections and shades of politicians wero clamoring for the drawing of party lines. After consultations with his friends in the
lute opposition party and with the Conservatives in the house, McBride decided
to form a government of Conservatives
only, the Liberals gracefully accepting
the situation. On Tuesday B.- G. Tatlow,
member for Vancouver, was sworn in as
president of the executive council and
took charge of the house. He announced
that premier McBride liad decided to
adopt parry lines and bring on an appeal
to tlie electorate as soon as dissolution is
had. Thc remainder of the day was devoted to the advancement of various
measures on the order paper.
In reply to Oliver, Tatlow said 872 applications on lot 4593 and 12 on lot 4594
liad been received for coal and oil licenses
by agents chinning to be acting for the applicants. The agents for the second lot
had satisfied the government that tliey.
liad the power to sign the above mentioned
applications. The necessary steps will be
taken to ascertain if any of these applica-
' sions are fraudulent. It has not as yet
been decided whether or not to.recognize
the claim to priority of location by the
discoverer of oil in Southeast Kootenay.
Wednesday ■ was a quiet day in the
house. The estimates were passed after
Tatlow had made it clear that they were
the creation of the previous government,
which their successors had not yet had an
opportunity to fully investigate.
On Thursday when the house assembled
Tatlow presented,the report of the bureau
of statistics and information and also the
report of the joint cornmittee - on supplementary estimates and legislation remaining on* the order paper. The committee
recommended that the* following—bills
only.be passed, namely,'act to amend the
Liquor License Act, 1900; act to amend
the South African War Grant Act; Jt90l';;
act to amenvLMutiiai~Fir-eIn¥_jrauce Companies Act, 1902, and act - to amend the
Bureau of Mines Act. After discussion
the four bills named were passed and the
house went into committee on supply and
passed the supplementary estimates as re-
„ commended by the joint committee.
About six o'clock his honor the lieutenant-governor entered the house and assented to the following bills: Supply act;
Fort Simpson Hospital incorporation act;
Vancouver Hospital act; Bureau of Mines
amendment act; act to amend special surveys act, 1899; act to amend Supreme
Court act; act to amend Companies'
Winding-up act, 1898; act to amend New
Westminster act, 1888; act to amend Police and Prisons' Regulation act; act to
incorporate Kootenay Central Railway
company; act to incorporate Anglican
Synod of Kootenay; act to incorporate
Kootenay Development and Tramways
company; act to amend the Nicola, Kamloops and Similkameen Coal and Railway
company act, 1891; act to "amend South
=African=War^Land:Grant;actrl891=;=actto=
amend Liquor License act, 1900; act to
amend Mutual Fire Insurance Company's
act, 1902; act to authorize corporation of
Victoria to grant exemption of taxation
and water rates to aid in the establishment of a tourists hotel.
His honor then dismissed the legislature
from further attendance, and after singing "God Save the King," the house dissolved. On Friday premier McBride was
sworn in as chief commissioner of lands
and works, Tatlow as finance minister,
Green as minister of mines and McPhillips
as attorney general. Charles Wilson has
accepted the presidency of the council and
will bo sworn in on Monday or Tuesday
next.
Vancouver, 11:15a.m., June (i.—[Special
to The Tribune.] All the up country
members of the legislative assembly, except Fulton and Wells, are here en route.
home. It is too early to make predictions,
but Charles .Wilson is apparently out of
the running for Vancouver, and it is said
he will stand for Cariboo. At the Revelstoke convention, his friends claimed he
could carry Vancouver, and it was on the
strength of these claims that he was made
leader. It now looks as if Vancouver
would not be satisfied with five members
in the next house, but must have seats iu
up country ridings, like. Cariboo,.for politicians who cannot be elected at home.
Great dissatisfaction is expressed, but
time will cure much of it.' No amount of
special pleading can justify the selection
of tliree members (out of six) of a government from the ten seats on the lower
Fraser. This hogging is as bad as ever
Victoria has done in the past.       . -
W. W. Mclnnes starts at once, to organize the Liberals throughout the province.
It is expected the Grand „ Trunk railway
people will furnish the sinews of war for
the.Liberals. The C.P.R., it'is said^-will
provide funds for the mainland Conserva-.
tives. . * v-.:'"i
Nelson riding was fairly-well carea for
in the estimates, $40,000 for a court house,,
|2,000 for the Ymir hospital, $2,000 fori
the Nelson exposition, $14,000 for .roads]
.and trails, and $500 in aid of a resident
physician at Creston, -total; the largest;,
vote ever given the riding. -  *
CHILDREN'S Em^TAINWEfiTJ
duet, "Money Matters," was well rendered by A. Sturgeon (Zacharia) and J.
McNeil (Sophia), and brought rounds of
applause, while "The Very Worst Girl, in
School," represented by L. Bennett; was
loudly encored. The vocal duet by A.
McGuire and H. Moore evoked applause,
and a piano solo, "Silver Bells," was ably
executed by Bemardine Bosquet, a little
mite scarce reaching the key board. A
good classical selection of solos and duets
was given by Misses Kilcline, Buttler,
Dupuis and Sturgeon. A two-act comedy,
"My Aunt's Hen-ess," displayed to advantage the capabilities of the actors, who
were all school girls. Misses Blake,
Mitchell, Auge, McNeil and Buttler especially distinguished themselves. It is
worthy of notice that while the pupils of
St. Joseph's exhibit most convincing
proofs ■ of a careful intellectual training,
muscular development is a strong point,
as was demonstrated by a series of most
intricate club exercises, in which Misses
Harwood, Kilcline and Sturgeon took
part. They drilled to music .with a decided grace and elegance. The very enjoyable evening was brought to a close by
the singing of "The Maple Leaf Forever."
The sisters desire to tender most cordial
thanks to Miss McDonald, who presided
at the piano as accompanist, as well as to
the several ladies who helped with the
sale of .tickets and preparation,of costumes, and also to those who sent decorations for the stage and helped-therewith.
Too "much praise cannot be given to the
sisters who had charge of the entertainment, the children all did well, thanks to
the very careful training they liad ev"
dently received, and the happy manner i!
which all did- their work showed that it
was a labor of love on the part of both
scholar and teacher.
The original action was brought by the
company to sustain their title to the Highland Chief mineral claim, situated just
out of Ymir camp. The property was located by Creamer under the name of the
Aberdeen. After thc examination of witnesses and address of counsel, the learned
judge disposed of the actions by finding
in favor of .the plaintiff company with
costs. The defendant was not ^uiltysof
fraud, but his location was invalid. The
court found as a fact that the Aberdeen
was located as "the Salisbury. S. S. Taylor, K. C, appeared for the British Lion
Gold Mining Co., und W. A. Macdonald,
K. C, for Creamer.
In Briggs vs. Fleutot heard last week
(he court, after hearing counsel on the legal point reserved at the trial, decided
that, he would not be justified in charging
Fleutot's interest in the Cork and Dublin
mineral claims with the costs incurred
with Briggs' case in Briggs vs. Newswan-
der. Judgment was given for the plaintiff with costs. , S. S. Taylor, K. O., for
the plaintiff; W. A. Macdonald, K. 0.,
for defendant.
This completed the cases before the supreme court" sittings.
NELSON CITY COUNCIL.
SUPREME COURT SITTINGS,
The entertainment given by the .pupils
of St. Joseph's on Wednesday, evening
was a decided success. 'The "opera house
was'&rqwded,' and ""the concert was* Gne'oi''
the best ^of its kind ever presented to the
people of Nelson. The opening solo by
Miss J. McNeil was followed by a chorus,
"Britannia," sweetly sung by twenty-five
little girls in white. Miss Mitchell represented Britannia, and gracefully bore the
national flag. The school boys ably rendered a humorous sketch, "The Irish
Schoolmaster," which was personated by
W. Sturgeon, the solo being taken by
Jack Grant. Miss' Gwen Moore .evoked
peals of laughter by the recital of "The
Baldheaded Man," and after a loud encore
responded with "The School of'Sorrow."
The affair which completely carried the
house was a chorus by ten little tots, who #
in midnight attire, crept from their cots'
to treat the admiring audience to "Creep
Mouse," and. the self-possession and accurate intonation of these little bits of
humanity might well reflect credit on
^vocaHsts—of—mature-yearsr=The"=vocal=
~ At the supreme court sittings on Monday the case of Ole Sandberg against Andrew Ferguson, in which the former
claims certain mineral ground adjoining
the well-known Triune property under
the Glacier Fraction, as against the Revenge claim located by the defendant, occupied the attention of the court, all day.
^Most of the points raised by the plaintiff
were decided adversely" to him by the
court.   Judgment was j_naU__re.sei__ed_.on_
. one aspect of the case. "It appears that in
• locating-thb Sevenge^claini 'in last August the defendant placed the No. 2 post
on or in a glacier and not "in the ground,"
as directed by the mineral act. According to Andrew Ferguson's own testimony
he cut a two foot hole in the ice and
planted a seven foot post in the blue ice,
he would not say how far, and piled up
the ice taken out of the hole cut, back in
place. It is admitted that in this way
the No. 2 post was planted aiid counsel
for the plaintiff urged strenuously that it
was not in compliance with the act,, and
that Ferguson obtained no rights under it.
The learned judge remarked that as the
question was a very nice one from a legal
standpoint and one of importance to the
mining fraternity at large, he would reserve his decision for the present.
On Tuesday the case of the British Lion
Gold Mining company vs. Creamer and
Creamer vs. the BritishLionGold Mining^
"company wefe~disposed~of iflTshoft order.
The regular meeting of the city council
took place on Monday last. Present: the
mayor, aldermen, Irving, Kirkpatriek,
Bird, Selous and Gilker.
The minutes of the last meeting were
reacL* Before being confirmed alderman
Selous drew attention to »the "wording' of
the minute re the prosecution which was
amended so as to read that^the details of
the prosecution" of the late city clerk be
left_to the mayor and city solicitor.
A letter was read from R.- Corlett asking for $15 for work done on city property. This was thought to be reasonable
and ordered-to be paid.    *
The report of the finance committee
was adopted and the accounts ordered to"
be paid. -•
-Alderman Kirkpatriek made enquiry as
to the amount of work done by the auditor for which he 'receives $40 'a- month,
contrasting tlu\work with that done by
Mr. Goepel, tb^auditorof th^provincial-
government offices. -    - •*-■       * - r, *l
The Court oi'"Revision on motion of alderman Selous, seconded by alderman
Gilker, was postponed until July 9th.
On motion aldermen Irving, Gilker,
Selous, Bird and-Kirkpatriek were appointed the Court of Revision.
J_" Alderman Kirkpatriek proposed,*_and
alderman Selous seconded, that bylaw No.
127, the Early Closing bylaw, bereconsid-
ered, finally passed and adopted.—Carried.
Bylaw No. 128, the Cemetery Regulation bylaw came next. In the absence of
alderman Hamilton, it was moved by alderman Selous, seconded by alderman
Gilker, that the bylaw stand over for one
week.—Carried.
Rev. F. H. Graham was present and offered some suggestions and asked that as
largeameasureof independence^as possible should be granted to the various
chiirches _ and _=s^^ties_jvho_ have_P____
chased large plots.   It was explained that
the intention of the council was to frame
the bylaw so as to preserve all rights of
the various owners.
Alderman Bird asked how the prosecution of the late city clerk hed turned .out.
Mayor Rose said, that as instructed by
the council, he had laid an iuformalinu
against Mr. Strachan, who was arrested
and put under bail.
Mr. Strachan was ill, and the preliminary hearing was adjourned. Before the
time set for the next hearing the arrears
had been settled up, and the majority of
the aldermen decided that it would be advisable to drop the prosecution, which
was done.
Alderman Bird.—Would it not have
been better to consult all the aldermen?
Mayor Rose.—I saw aldermen Gilker,
Hamilton, Kirkpatriek and Irving. I
would have seen the others but was very
busy that morning and had not the opportunity. As all the aldermen' I saw
were of the same opinion I considered myself justified in acting as I did.
Alderman Bird.—How had the situation altered from the time when the prosecution was started to when it was
dropped?
Mayor Rose.—The idea was, that it was
more important to conserve the city's interest from loss than to prosecute the ex-
city clerk. There was-no wish to be more
severe than could be helped.
Alderman Bird.—My idea of our duty is
that having gone so far we should have
completed it.
After more discussion alderman Irving
moved the action of -the mayor bo confirmed, alderman Gilker seconded.
Alderman Selous regarded the matter
as most unfortunate. Here was a matter
of great onus, there was no hurry, and a
meeting of the whole council should have
been called.
After some further discussion (he motion was put. Aldermen Irving, Gilker
and Kirkpatiick voted for and aldermen
Bird and Selous a gainst. Tho motion
carried.
A petition from John Hepburn asking
for a sidewalk on Willow street was referred to the public works committee.
WENrOVER THE DAM,
On Sunday las', about 8:80 p. m'. an accident occurred at the city dam on Cottonwood creek which might have ended
fatally:.* 'It seems'-that" people are^ in'the-,
^liabit of. crossing the- dp,m over the railway and a young lady, doing this on Sunday was frightened by the swiftly riming water and fell in. She would certainly have been drowned but for dam-
keeper S. Ratcliffe, who with the assistance of her oscort, managed to drag her
out. In tho meantime W. L. Stamford,
who only arrived in Nelson last week, a
son of J. L.-Stamford of the Northwest
Coal company, attempted to get the lady's
hat. He got a pole and reached out to
get the hat as it passed but the moment
the pblc~fb"uchcd~the water it was carried
with such force through the spillway that
he fell in and in a moment disappeared in
the raging torrent, which foams and roars
for a distance of five or six hundred feet
beforo plunging into the big canyon near
the. bridge: Nothing could be seen or
heard of Stamford, and-city engineer Mc-
Culloch  who—Saw the   accident.—tela
phoned to tho-fireball and had men with
lanterns sent out to search along the bank
of the creek on the C. P. R. flats, to recover the body if possible. Whilst this
was going on, about an hour or more after
the accident some boys heard a cry for
help. Lanterns were got and a thorough
search made which resulted iu the locating of Stamford in a clump of willows in
tho centre of the rapids, about 50 feet
above the fall**.
Mr. McCulloch hiimerti-'lily telephoned
for the extension lr.ddpr from the lirehall.
On its arrival it was ran out over a big
cedar slump and got in position to reach
Stamford, who was, however, unable to
get on it. Assistant chief Chambers
started down the ladder to assist but the
men wero unable to hold his weight and
he was obliged to return. James Dupree,
a lighter weight, with a rope tied around
his waist, got across "safely and assisted
Stanifood to get on the ladder, afterwards
following him to the shore. ",
Stamford had a most miraculous escape.
He scarcely realizod what had happened
before he was struck across the chest by
the branches of a small tree which he at
once seized and drew himself out of the
water and as soon as ho had recovered
from his dazed condition commenced to
shout for help. The spray from the rapids on each side of the bush flew five or
six feet high and mado it very difficult for
him to see or be seen, and the roar of the
torrent almost drowned his voice. It was
nearly two hours after the accident before
he was rescued.
This is the third accident which has occurred at tho same place, contractor Hugh
Nixon and city engineer McCulloch having had a similar experience to Stamford,
their accidents, however, taking place
when work was being done by them at
the dam.
It is to be hoped that some steps will be
taken to prevent persons in future cross-.
ing the dam. The beam ' over the spillway is only about 12 inches wide, and
ladies or persons unaccustomed to crossing radidly running water are in great
danger of becoming dizzy aud falling in.
The good fortune attendiiig these accidents so far cannot lie expected to continue indefinitely.
ANGLICAN SYNOD MEETS,"
On Wednesday and Thursday next; the
church of England Synod for the;i Diocese'
:o_*-Kqotenay meet iu Nelson." Bishop Dart
of .New Westminster will preside/ Archdeacon Pentreath and a large number of
clerical and lay delegates will be present.
The • services will be held in St. Saviour's
church and the meetings in the school
room. The order of the proceedings will
be as follows:
Wednesday, June 10, 7:80 a. in. holy
communion; 9:15 a. m. holy communion
and opening office of the synod; 10 a. m.,
first session of Synod in the school room;
1 p. ni., lunch; 2:80 p.m.. second session;
8 p.m., Choral evensong; special preacher
appointed by the bishop (Rev. W. A. Robins, rector of Greenwood.)' The clergy
are requested to bring their vestments
and robe in the school room at 7:4o. The
offertory at this, as at all synod services,
is for synod expenses.
Thursday, June 11, 7:30 a.m., holy
comniunipn; 10 a..in.,, morning session;
1 p.- hi., lunch ; 2:30 p. m.; afternoon ses:
sion; 8 p. in., conference on condition and
,need8=of^the=church--in=the=dioccser^to-
whicli a general invitation tp the public is
especially extended. The clergy are re
quested to be prepared with brief accounts of the work in their districts.
Friday, June 12- quiet day -far-clerical
and lay members of tho synod. The arrangements proposed are as follows: 8
a.m., holy communion,and address; 9
a. m., breakfast with reading in turn; 10.
a. m., matins and address; 12 noon/'short
service and address; 3 p. m.,~commemoration of ordination vows.
All meetings of the synod are open and*.
tho public are invited to attend.
GENERAL NEWS.
«!*_
A measure to be known as tbe Trades -
Disputes Act, having for its object, the*,
amicable settlement of labo-cydisputes has •";
been introduced in the~On'tario legislature . r .
by Hon. F. R. Latehford, minister "of .la->. .-*■-■
bor. The bill provides for a board of .con-"'.„
ciliation and arbitration to be appointed-'
by the lieutenant-governor-in-conncil.
The board shall consist of three members,*
of whom one sliall be an employer of la- ,-
bor and one an employee. The director -
of the provincial bureau of labor, Mr. Rob-^* s >
ert Glocking, will be the secretary of the/J-.?!
board. The board will act incases wherey^M
the secretary has been requested to inter- "?;^l
vene and has failed to bring about a set- Vit'r
tlement. If the board makes an award it"-**?!
shall be binding for two years on the pa-->f-_.-<l
ties to the dispute. Employers failing to }"*S.I
live up to the award are liable to aUneof. %?l\
$500 and employees to a fine of $50. . All-v^f
strikes affecting transportation ort, food''■>,!
supply may be investigated by" the* board, f
whether it is asked to do so or not. '-
The Rev. C. L. Foote, .B. A., was the -
Presbyterian  minister  in charge. of,-the     r,
congregation at Kelowna, and Okanagan ,v
mission.   During the few. months'of hi_^_.-'#
incumbency he had won the- esteenf£'and«y|
respect, not only of his own charge but of !^*Bp
all with whom he canie'in*"C-ntact"r!VUn-3^i.'|l
fortunately lie was - subject 'to.'a„"sraznri^^
from fits, and on more than* one .occasion* -^-j
had fallen before the disease. /He.wai_.-':•' \"J;
siding at Mrs Crozier's house and on Monv.\,»
day morning went out for a walk/; A few" ?jgi\
hours later he was found dead lying" ih^an^-js|l
irrigation ditch, in about a foot of ^aterl^MI
It is supposed that, he .leanedrovOT*tthej||r
ditch to take a drink, br»te bathe;_^}heaJl^
and was seized by a fit. which^pr^j^t^'-j-g
him into /the"*. stream^He^was^aXyoimgem,
man of ;_**bbut'"27-years' of age};8Jidcf_me.to\^|
this'countaryfrqmi England, a I few. yeafs?;^!
ago!-' All who "knew 'him' respected him ?'"1'
very highly, and his sad end"caused,a
shock of gloom to spread over the Mission,
valley.        	
The case of the city of Nelson vs. J. K.
Strachan came up iz. the police court on
Monday last. P. E.' Wilson, city solicitor ;
appeared and stated that*under his.instructions he had no, evidence ,to, offer.
Police magistrate Crease said that as there
was no evidence offered and there having
already been one adjournment he 'must
-dismiss the charge. This did not, however, extinguish the right to lay another
information for the same offence.
W. Cowan of Revelstoke has been a
guest at the Hume during the past. week.
He is an old timer. grown rich with , the
progress of the country. Mr. Cowan is
the father of the telephone system in the
Kootenays, having built and operated
the telephone system at Revelstoke iu
1890. He also promoted the water and
electric light plants which he afterwards
sold to the corporation of Revelstoke. Mr.
-Gowan-has=largc=-intcrpsts=in^mines=aud=—
timber lands in the Lardeau. •
Report of tfie Mineral Wealth of the Province Shows an Increase Over Previous Ye>rs
The report of the minister of mines for
1901-2 presented to the house last, week is
a vei-y gratifying one. W. F. Robertson,
provincial mineralogist makes the following encouraging statements:
"The minmg industry lias, during 1902,
still maintained that rapid growth which
has characterized it since the inception of
lode mining some ten years ago. It is all
the more gratifying to be able to make
this announcement again this year, inasmuch as reports to the contrary have been
so widely circulated that the impression
that 1902 has proved' a disasterous year
has gained much credence, not only abroad
but even within our own borders. Statistics are the best refutation of this impression, these show that the value of the
mineral production of this province for
the past year is greater than that of the
Yukon; that we have in our mineral deposits a 'Klondike' of our own, and a permanent and growing one at that.' The
Yukon is credited'with an output of $18,-
000,000, while British Columbia produced
$20,086,780.    '.'■■"
"Iii 1894 the product of the lode mines
was valued at $781,842, while in 1902 it
has increased to $13,688,044, or nearly 18
times as much in eight years. The product of these mines in J1902 is valued at
$14,688,044, an increase over the previous
year of $8,618,287, or equal to 86 per cent.
The tonnage of ore mined in 1897 was
169,326 tons; in;1898 it had tncreased to
255,944 tons, or about 27>£ per cent increase over the previous year. In 1899 it
was 287,243 tons, or equal to 83 per cent
increase: in 1900it was 554,796 tons, or
an increase of 93 per cent; in 1901 it was
920,416 tons, or au increase of about 66
over the previous year.
This shows that of the total combined
output of the various provinces of the Dominion during 1902 (excluding the Yukon
territory) British Columbia produced 82
per cent of the gold, 96 per cent of the silver, 67 per cent of the copper, 96 per cent
of the lead, 2 per cent of the iron, none of
the nickle, 80 per cent of the coal, 50 per
cent of the coke, and of the total preceding minerals about 49J-. per cent. Surely
British Columbia, is entitled to be called
the'Mineral Province of Canada.'
"The coal mines of the province have,
during the past year, made an output
never before equalled in their history.
The gross output of coal was 1,691,557
tons, of which 221,226 tons were used to
make coke, so that the net output for the
year was 1,460,881 tons of coal and 127,-
081 tons of coke. This is equivalent to an
increased production over 1900 of \% per
cent, and of coke 49 per cent.
"The statistics show that the gold pro.
duction of the province—including both
placer and lode gold—for the past year
was of a value of $6,818,708, which is an
increase over that of 1900 of $586,598, or
equal to about 12 per cent increase. This
is the greatest gold production British
Columbia has ever made. In 1900 the increase was 12}£ per cent over the previous
year, and the increase this year over 1900
is 11 4-5 per cent, showing the growing
importance of the gold output of the province. .This production is derived from
placer mining, including ordinary placer
work, hydranlicing and dredging and
from lode mining.
"Placer mining is of necessity dependent on the weather, and is as variable in
this province as that commodity, but in
lode gold mining, as the. mines develop
the production becomes as regular as the
output of a manufacturing business, and
it is to lode mining that the province is indebted for its ever increasing gold production. In 1902 the lode mines of the province produced $4,848,608 in value of gold
or an increase over the previous year of
$895,222, or 26 per cent. When it is remembered that this increase follows an
increase in 1899 of about 80 per cent, and
in 1900 of 21 per cent, a fair idea may be
formed of the development and growth of
the industry. This great increase is due
first and chiefly to the development of the
Boundary district, but the increased tonnage of Rossland and Nelson districts has
also had its effect. Approximately, this
gold has been derived from: Direct smelting of copper-gold ores, $3,474,788; combined amalgamation and concentration,
$878,865; total, $4,348,603.
"The total amount of silver produced in
1902..was 5,161,388 ounces, valued at $2,-
884.745.   This is an increase over the pre
vious year of $575,545 in value.
■ "The production of lead was this year
51,682,906 lbs., worth $2,002,733. This
shows a decrease in value of $689,154, or
about 25 per cent,.as compared with the
production of 1900, but in fairness the
comparison must not stop here; it must
be remombered that in 1900 there was a
phonominal increase over 1899 of 206 per
cent. The figures show, therefore, that
the lead production of 1901, although
showing a decrease as compared with
1900, shows an increase over 1898 of 86
per cent, and over 1899 of 128 percent,
and is still 25 per cent higher than the
highest production of any year prior to
1900. The cause of the decrease is not
attributable to the mines themselves, but
to the condition of the market for lead
ores—too large a question to go into here
—which has temporarily rendered it unprofitable to mine large deposits of galena
very low in silver.
"Each year seems to present some particular feature of interest, and this year
it is the greatly increased copper production of the province. The copper production for the year has been 27,608,746 lbs
of fine copper, valued at $4,446,963, an increase of 17,606,666 lbs., and $2,831,674
over that of the previous year, or about
175 per cent increase in value. This copper has been derived as follows: Boundary district, 14,511,787 lbs.; Trail (Rossland) district, 8,333,446 lbe.; Coast district, 8,115,872 lbs.; Nelson district, 1,-
599,449 lbs.; other districts, 43,192 lbs.;
total, 27,608,746.
"The great increase has been due to the
working of the exceedingly large and notoriously low grade gra'de bodies of copper
ore of the Boundary, which has been rendered possible by the material reduction
made in the actual costs of smelting,
whicli are authoritatively stated as being
reduced as low as $1.85 to $1.50 per ton
of ore.
THE MINING ASSOCIATION.
The local branch of the Provincial Mining Association held a special general
meeting  on Thursday afternoon in thc
board pf trade rooms, for the purpose of
adopting the bylaws and the election of
officers.
S. S. Taylor occupied the chair and after the minutes of the last meeting had
been read and adopted H. E. Croasdaile
read the recommendations of the committee on constitution, bylaws and rales of
order, whicli with a few amendments
wore adopted.
The nomination of officers then proceeded and the following were, unanimously elected:
President, S. S. Fowler.M.E.; first vice-
president, Robert Hedley; second vice-
president, James Johnstone; secretary-
treasurer, E. B. McDermid; executive
committee of fifteen, tliree from eacli of
the following five classes:
Class 1—Prospectors, mine workers and
smelter workers, J. H. Scoley, Thomas
Bennet and S. Nelson.
Class 2.—Mine operators and owners,
Brace White, W. Leslie Hill and T. G.
Procter.
Class 8.—Owners and managers of
smelters aud other reduction works, J. J.
Campbell, H. Hams, and A. H. Gracey.
Class 4-—Business and professional men,
S. S. Taylor, K. C..-H. E. Croasdaile and
Fred Starkey.
Class 5.—Farmers, ranchers and others,
J. M. Lay, W. A. Jowett, H. E. T. Haultain. •
The meeting then adjourned and at the
executive committee which followed tlie
following committee on mineral collections for the St. Louis and local fair were
appointed: J. Fred Hume, H. Hams, T.
G. Procter, H. E. T. Haultain and James
Johnstone.
UNDEVELOPED AREA OF B, C.
The bm-eau of provincial information
has issued .bulletin No. 9, in compliance
with the demand for information respecting the lands of the northern interior of
British Columbia, the enquiries, which
are said to be very numerous, coming
from Manitoba, the Canadian Northwest
and also from the United States. The information supplied i.s taken from a variety
of sources, official and otherwise. Professor John Macouu, of Ottawa, whose
knowledge of the Peace river country in
British Columbia "is well known, has contributed a chapter of special interest and
value. The parts of the country dealt
with aro in the main the valley of the
Hnmalthco river, the country between
Chilco river and Tatla lake, the Chilcoten
country, the Ncchaco and Blackwater
valleys, the country along aud east of the
Bella Coola river, the Kitimaat valley, the
fertile country in the vicinity of Oosta
lake, the Bulkley and Kispyox valleys,
bordering on tho Skeona river; the Peace
river.■.country, where .the largest available
and compact area of land in the province
exists; the valley of the Canoe river, into
which Yellow Head Pass opens, and a
number of smaller and more or less detached areas, principally pastoral.iu character. In the aggregate, there is much
land included in the foregoing districts
which is suitable for agriculture, but, in
a general way, grazing, dairying and
stock-raising will be the principal industries of the future. The grass is luxurious, rich and nutritious, and an abundance of pure water is found everywhere—
an ideal stock country, especially for
dairying purposes. As a rule, for a few
months in the winter, cattle would lie required to bo fed, necessitating tho growing and storing of feed. The. native grasses
are characteristic of the whole country—
pcavine, vetch, rod-top, wild timothy,
wild rye and blue grass. The bunch-
grass is confined (o the southern interior.
Timber sufficient for local requirements
i.s found in every locality, while mineralized areas extend throughou t. Tlio.se bulletins, with maps, etc., can be got from
the Bureau .of Provincial Information,
Government Building, Victoria,; B.C.
MINING NOTES,
Much activity is being displayed in and
about the load refinery at Trail. Tho
plant for the treatment of silver slimes i.s
rapi-Uy Hearing completion, the work being delayed somowhv.t by reason of the
slow delivery of lumber and other necessary  materials.     Tlio brick work  i.s all
done, and as soon as the building is finished it will be a very commodious one
for the purpose intended. Plans are out
for the erection of a new melting plant to
bo used in connection with the refinery.
This building also will be made of brick,
and be a valuable adjunct to Trail's new
nnd ".-growing industry of lead refining.
Tho operations of these plants will .Iks in
charge of Robert L. Whitehead, formerly
manager of the Seattle refinery, who is a
metallurgist of considerable reputation in
tliis particular line. Tho Trail refinery, is
now attracting the attention of the mining world, in general, and its process of
refining is being investigated to an extent
that augurs well for the future of refining
lead, by means of electricity. In.fact,
many authorities are predicting that it
will surely do away with the old zinc de-
silveration process, now adopted universally.
. The directors of the Dundee Gold Mining company have issued a pamphlet to
the shareholders outlining the company's
position in respect to finances and suggesting means.whereby a better condition of
affairs can 1>c brought about. Their proposal i.s to issue 8 per cent debentures to
the amount of $40,000 and with the funds
thus secured to wipe but the mortgage of
$80,000 on the company's property and to
arrange other liabilities.
Tlie work mapped out for tho Canadian
Geological Survey for this part of the
country is as follows: R. W. Brock will
investigate silverrlcad, copper and other
ore deposits of the Kootenay districts. D.
B. Dowling will make detailed surveys of
the coal bearing strata of tho foothill district east of the rookies and in tho Bow
river puss iu Albcrtn. W. Leach will continue his work on thc coal deposits of
British Columbia.
Arthur IL Sancton, manager of the St.
David's mine in North Wales, contributes
a strong testimonial to the merits of the
Elmore' process of ore concentration as
actually applied and in operation at the
property specified. The plant is a six
unit -work and the company commenced
continuous concentration on September
•i'i, IWi, handling tho tailings from a "iO-
stamp mill. Only unskilled labor was
available, but in a week the works were
running steadily without a hitch in the
oil plant. This alone speaks highly for.the
efficiency and design of the machinery,
eliminating to a great extent the necessity
of relying on the watchfulness of shiftmen
to obtain good results. The six units were
adequately handled on each shift by; two
hydro men and two boys, with an•; extra
man as oiler nnd cleaner. The total cost
for labor was 60 shillings per day, or 4.8d
per ton of ore treated on a 150 tons per
day basis. Tho concentrates nt the St.
David's varied in value from 60 per cent
to 10 percent, and the tailings from the
plant after concentration showed mere
traces of copper- The oil loss worked out
at under one gallon per ton of ore treated.
George H. Bradbury, of Ottawa, vice-
president and managing director of the
Northwest Conl & Coke Co., and president
of the Northwest Railway Co., was in
Nelson several days this week, leaving
Thursday morning on a visit of inspection,
to the 'company's properties in Alberta. :""
While in Nelson Mi-. Bradbury attended
meetings of the directors.of the coal; and
railway companies, and having found
everything in good shape, he expressed
himself ns well pleased with the future
prospects of the company. He goes to
meet Mr. Frank B. Smith, the engineer
who reported on the property, and the
engineer sent out by the English coin-
pan.-, a telegram having been received
saying that gentleman had arrived at
Montreal. Mr. Bradbury says the Northwest is one of the finest coal propositions
on thc continent, the company having
.2,6000 to 2,8000 acres of land, with 11 veins
of coal from 3 to 30 feet in width, some of
which Professor Hoffman, the Dominion
government analyst, says are equal if not
superior to any coal the Crow's Nest Coal
company owns. Tho charter for the railway has been secured, giving the right to
build 30-miles of road, with the branches,
although less than 20 miles will be required to thoroughly open up thc property. Mr. Bradbury was delighted with
Nelson, saying its fine stores awl-pleasant
homes would bt; a credit to a city ten
times its size. The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  KMnblished 1*17.    Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up)   REST   UNDIDVIDED  PROFITS-  $12,000,000.00  ���    8,400,000.00  35,698.00  Head   Office,   JVlontre.il  HON. G,  RT.  HON.  LORD STltATIICOXA  A.   DRUMMOND, Vice-President.  AXU MOUNT ROYAL, C'.C.M.IJ., President.  K. S.  CI.USTON. General Milliliter.  NELSON BRANCH lS,r-By ^  ts  A.   H.   BUCHANAN,  "V_��!i-ii��jyer.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which is amalgamated  The  Bank of British  Columbia  PAID  I'J' CAPITA I * S.lXKMKJil  RESERVE  FUND     2,500,000  AGGREGATE  RESOURCES OVER..... 7-,Wi'.C����  Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  HOX. HKO.   A,  COX,President       H.  E.  WALKER,  General Manager  INELrSOIN  BRANCH  Savings   Bank   Department  Deposits received nnd interest allowed  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,  Manager  The Nelsoh Tribune  Pounded In 1892.  THE TRIBUXE COMPANY, LIMITED,  MlOPItlETOBS.  Office: McDonald Block.-Baker Street.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier to  subscribers in Xelson or sent by muil to any  address in Canada or the United States for $1.00  a vear; price to Great Britain, postage paid,  11.50. No subscription taken for less than a  venr. . -  JOHN-HOUSTON, Editor.  SATURDAY,  JUNE 6,  1903  Ou Tuesday R. G. Tatlow, one of tlie  'members for Vancouver, was sworn in as  president of the council, and for the remainder of the session he appeared hi the  house as spokesman for the government.  The legislative assembly was formally  prorogued on Thursday afternoon, after  being in session since April 2nd and actually sitting 28 days. Amongst the measures assented to on Thursday by the lieutenant-governor before dismissing tlio  legislators from further attendance was  the act to incorporate the Anglican Synod  of Kootenay.  In addition to the appropriation of S40,-  000 for the court, house thc member for  Nelson has got a special grant of ��2000 for  the Nelson Agricultural and Industrial  Association, which will now be in a position to erect buildings for the housing  of the exhibits. The objects of the Association are good and will result, as in  other districts, in permanent benefit to  the city and neighborhood,  say he will shatter his party ns completely  as Gladstone did the Liberal party on the  I-iorue rule question. There is, however,  an ever growing party in English politics  of m.en who have for many years been  dissatisfied with the one sided policy" of  free trade, which has allowed home, lnanu-  fac-iirers to bo swamped by tho trust productions of America and the cheap labor1  productions of France, Germany, etc."-;  and who wish by proper fiscal airange-  ment to develop trade between Great  Britain and her colonies with Ihfi ultimate idea of Imperial Federation.  oJlie Dominion Day celebration committee are now getting to work in good car-  nest. The canvassing for the necessary  funds has begun and so far tlie response  has been favorable. .If all tlie citizens do  their best in assisting the committee, the  celebration this year will be a greater success than ever before.- Let all work in  liarmouy and make July 1st and 2nd this  year landmarks in the annals of .the city.  Although the McBride ministry was not  announced at the time of writing this ar-  -ticle,-ifc ���will-no doubfc"be-nuide"upof"Rich=  ard McBride, Robert F. Green, R. G.  Tatlow, A. E. McPhillips and Charles  Wilson. The sixth member will either be  F. G. Fulton, Price Ellison or C. W. Clifford. If it goes to cither Ellison or Clifford it will be a concession to the Conservatives who opposed McBride when he  was leader of the opposition.  Colonel Prior was dismissed on Monday  for his connection with tho Chimney  creek wire rope contract, by the lieutenant-governor, who called upon Richard  McBride, the loader of the opposition, to  form a government. He accepted, and  was sworn in as premier. McBride's  first intention seems to have been to form  a coalition government which would have  included Oliver and Paterson, Liberals.  This, however, was not satisfactory to  either Liberals or Conservatives, who  were both agreed that party lines should  be drawn at thc next election. Meetings  of members were held which resulted in'  McBride forming a purely Conservative  government.  There are many complaints of tho way  passengers wishing to go by the Canadian  Pacific railway are allowed to commence  their travels when the officials selling the  tickets know, or should know', that it is  impossible for them to get to their destination without great delay. This causes  great and quite unnecessary hardship in  many cases and in ordinary business  would not bo tolerated for a moment.  What would bo thought of a livery stable  .keeper who hired a traveller a horse, well  knowing that after he had gone two-thirds  of his journey he would come to a river  it was impossible to get across, and would  either have to wait a week' or retrace his  steps. Passengers in these cases doubt-  have a legal remedy against the company,  which, however, the company well know  will not bo enforced in nine cases out of  ten. Ordinary business courtesy would  lead one to oxpqctJhatiufOr^ati_on__of_aOL  railway works in both the United States,  and Canada, lias had thc opportunity of  ?<<��hig ovia-mnrh of tho route to bo traversed by tho new transcontinental road;  both in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and also in the Northwest Territories. The Peace river country, most of  the territory ia Northern Ontario drained  by (lit! Moose river and its tributaries, the  oast const of Hudson bay and the Ungnva  country have till been visited by Mr. Roberts. Interviewed in regard to the portion of Northern Ontario to bo traversed  by tho Trans-Cniuulinn railway, Mr. Rob-  errs wus very enthusiastic of the enormous watorpoY.'crs Of that territory, and  the great supply of pulpwood for the  manufacture of which the power in question might bo utilized. From Mr. Roberts description it would appear that in  these great sources of national wealth Ontario's North country has nothing to envy  in that of Quebec. Thc Abittibi river,  for instance, which at a distance of one  hundred miles from its junction with the  Moose river, averages 400 feet in width,  contains numbers of magnificent water  powers awaiting development and varying from 15,000 to 150,000 horse power  each. The banks of the river are lined  .with the best of pulp wood of all descriptions, which is practically valueless, however, until it is made available by the construction of a railway into the territory.  All this immense territory with its enormous natural products will be tributary  to the Trans-Canadian railway, whose  mission it will be to develop it. It is at  present its only hope.  Apart from its great wealth of timber  and pulp wood, there is much excellent  -agricultural land in tho north country,  and indications of- a very' great mineral  'wealth..;* Thc signs of bituminous coal arc  very much in evidence in a strip of country of very good width, which crosses the  Abittibi and other tributaries of the Moose,  aiid these deposits have given the name of  'Coal-river to one of the tributaries of the  Missaiiabie.- - Kaolin, whicli is much  sought for in the manufacture of China,  is also to be found on the banks of the  Abittibi, while an enormous bed of gypsum extends for at least a mile along the  Missaiiabie.  The Abittibi flows for 200 miles through  a magnificent agricultural country, haying a large clay belt. Mr. Roberts believes . this territory to be as good as any  hi the country. Immense quantities of  peat are to be had iu it, the beds in some"  places being 12 feet deep.  'Mr. Roberts mentions the interesting  fact that, the whole of this country is  supplied with provisions via England and  Hudson Bay. The 'flour and pork, respectively, which is consumed there is shipped  from Winnipeg and Chicago to" England  and thence to Hudson Bay.  On the 19th of August, 1901, at Fort  George, on the east side of Hudson Bay,  Silver King Hotel  11AKKK STREET,  NELSON  UNDKR   OLD  .MANAGEMENT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  much importance to the traveller would  not be withheld.  The- liouse was prorogued during tho  week, and will be dissolved nt once,.so as  to permit au appeal to the ]>eoplo. Tho  McBride government is made up of the  Conservative party. Thc Conservatives  of Kootenay and the Boundary owe a  duty to the party, and that duty will lie  performed on election day. .The duty i.s  to vote for tho candidates of the party, on  their individual merits, irrespective of any  claims that may bo advanced by any man,  in or out of oflice, for the leadership of  the party.     '  The special grant of $2000 in the supplementary estimates ''.towards the construction of the ..Ymir hospital, which was  wrecked by the iieavy snow during last  winter, is what the people of Ymir were  entitled to. Government money spent in  the construction .of hospitals in mining  camps is money well spent. Miners arc  engaged in a dangerous occupation, with  great liability to accidents and as a class  know the benefits of, and support liber7  ally hospitals wherever established, and  the government have shown a wise liberality in this case.  The next great question which will be  decided by the electors of Great Britain  will be that of Imperial reciprocity. Mr.  Chamberlain has nailed his colors to the  mast and is said to be determined to cany  his scheme or retire into private life, and  the premier, Mr. Balfour, heartily agrees  with Mr. Chamberlain. The Manchester  school and the Liberal press, generally,  condemn  Mr.   Chamberlain's ideas and  It is' reported from Victoria that John  Houston, chairman of thc Conservative  association executive, declared that the  action of the Liberals iu going to the  elections without a recognized lender was  the most rational yet taken.   There is no  sense in a convention declaring a man  leader who may not be in the next house.  Victoria Conservatives are said to repudiate  McBride in his new role.   In the course of  a few. days, however,  tho Conservatives  will   decide   upon a plan   of  campaign  which will result in tho election of -i good  workable majority in the next house and  whatever tlie private feelings of any Conservative may be, it is liis duty lo work  heart aud soul for thc advancement of a  party whicli will have tho best interests of  British Columbia at heart and which may  be depended upon to treat all sections of  tho community with fairness.   Whether  the Conservatives of Kootenay enter the  br.ttle under  the banner of McBride or  Wilson or with no recognized leader thoy  can be depended on to send men of suflicient ability,  manliness, aud strength of  character to successfully uphold the interests of their constituents, and it wili  shortly be the duty of Conservative con-  veotions to bring such men beforo thc  public. '_   DESCRIPTION OF NORTH ONTARIO  Tlie Dining Room is unsurpassed and the  Bedrooms are the best in Nelson. The Bar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  UNDER  NEW MANAGEMENT  Hotel Phair  B- TOMK1NS  JtANAGEK  '���-  The Lending Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Suraplo Rooms  Special   Rates  lo  Commercial Mon  -Gorner-Stanlej^and^VietoriaStreetsrNelsonrBiCf  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated by Hot Air  Large and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  KATK8 *a PER DAY  MRS. K. C. CLARKK, Proprietress  Mr. Vaughan M. Roberts, C.E., D.L.S..  lias just returned to Quebec with his surveying party which has been at work for  the past three months in thc country to  thc northwest of lake St. John, in the interests of tlie Trans-Canadian railway.  Mr. Roberts, who first studied his profession in England, and has had a varied and  extended experience on Northwest surveys, thc Welland canal.enlargoment, and  various power canal and clectricandother  Tremont House  European and American Plan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to $1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   & TREGILLUS  Baker St., Xelson Proprietors  madden House  THOMAS MADDEN  PROPRIETOR  Centrally Located  Electric Lighte  HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  Baker and Ward Streets  Nelson, B. C.  T>        _..    ��A.   White Help Only Employed  JSafftiett The Best  _. _ Dnllnr-n-Dny House  House '"Nels,,n  in latitude 54 degrees north, or nearly 500  miles due north of Quebec, Mr. Roberts'  party was supplied with now potatoes  raised there. Potatoes have ripened 200  miles farther north tlcm Fort George,  and ho had eaten beautiful green peas,  lettuce, radishes, aud ranants at Moose  factoiy.  Mr. Roberts says that there are a number of smaller rivers flowing into the large  tributaries of the Moose, already mentioned, from the east, which also furnish  splendid water powers, lie reports that  tho general features of the country are  level, affording splendid opportunities for  comparatively easy crossings of the rivers  for a railway. In' some localities thoy  spread out into shallows which may be  waded. At others tliey contract at water  falls into veiysmall space and are often  divided into two or more streams by rocks  or islands. In the waters of all these  rivers excellent fish of various kinds are  to be found, trout, pike, pickerel, sturgeon  and other varieties being abundant.  ARE THEY HONEST?  When the Sabbatarians tell us that they  are deeply concerned for the welfare of  the working man and aro endeavoring to  secure for him a rest on the "Sabbath"  day, are they honest ? Are they really  concerned about the physical welfare of  the man who works, and do .they really  make endeavor, to lessen his labor, by  making it impossible for him to work on  Sunday,7 or are "they simply using the  working men-..to" farther the ends of the  Sabbatarians���to put the Canadian Sunday under the old 'Mosaic law which applied to Saturday? We think that if  someone were to propose to the Sabbatarians that the working nian should labor  on Sunday, but should have a holiday on  Monday or Thursday, he would get little  help from the men who are now posing as  the working man's friend; A proposition  of that sort would be condemned, offhand, by every Sabbatarian in the land.  We think the good gentlemen who are  trying to resurrect the Mosaic law for the  benefit of Canadians should: at least be  quite honest about it, and put the question before the people on its merits.  Hatty H, Wa*4  FIRE,  LIFE,  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  BAKER STREET  NELSON*,  B.C.  Brydges. Blakemore & Cameron, Ltd.  Real Bstateand  Qeneral Agents  -. a t- a a. __. __.��  WE   MANUFACTURE  Shirts,  Overalls,  Denim Pants,  Tweed Pants,  Cottonadc Pants,  Jumpers,  Blouses,  Engineers' Jackets  Waiters' Jackets,  Barbers' Jackets,  aingham Jackets,  Mission Flannel  Underwear,  Cooks'  Aprons and  -Caps,  Carpenters' Aprons,  Waiters'. Aprons,  Painters' and Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw Coats,  Mackinaw Pants,  Tarpaulins,  Dunnage Bags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  "%>-  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory, 1 Bastion Street  -VICTORIA, B.C.  tvttt vr ������������v*  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after  date 1 intend to npply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for the right to  purchase the following described lands, for agricultural purposes, situate in West Kootenay district, B.C. Commencing ata post planted on the  north bank of the Little Slocan river at its mouth,  known as David. Booth's southeast corner post,  thence west 80 chuins, thence north 20 chains,  thence cast 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, to  place of beginning. DAVID BOOTH,  Nelson, B.C., April 24th, 1903. Locator.  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B. C.  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL" LAND SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P.O. Box 5G3 "Office: Kootenay St., Nelson  QeaMlGuhn  linker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Ward St. next new postoflicc bid Nelson  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUILDBRAND   CONTBAOTOR 1 A.���   Jobbing work done   Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE'  Behind new'postoflicc       Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  NOTICE.  VJ'OTICE is heroby given that under the pro-  -1-' visions of By-law No. 80, "Pound and Dog  Tax By-law,!' it is unlawful for any person to  suffer any horse, mule, bull or cow, shee:>,  goat, pig or other cattle, or poultry to run at  large within the limits of thc City of Nelson.  Every owner of a dog In the City of Nelson is  required to pay annually a tnx of two dollars  for each dog owned by h Im.  No person shall suffer or permit his dog to  run at large in the City of Nelson for which  such person has not paid thc tax required of  him and unless such dog shall have around  his neck a collar or strap to whlcn shall bo attached a metallic plate to be supplied by the  city on payment of thc said tax.  Warning is hereby given that any person  guilty of an infraction or violation of any of  the provisions of tho 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 thc costs  of prosecution, and in default of payment to  imprisonment for a term not exceeding two  months.   By order.  D. C. McMORRIS,  City Clerk.  Nelson, B .C., A pril 8th, 1003.  NOTIOE.  Respecting Timber Licences.  NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to tlie provision of Suction 50 olthc' 'Land Act," that in  future no special licences' to cut timber^ on Crown  lands will be grantcS or renewed until after the  applicants have had the limits surveyed by ,1 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., 26th March, 1903.  FOR SALE.  Josephine St.  Nelson, U. <.'.  The Bar is the Finest  CEO.   W.   HARTLETT,  Proprietor  AT a genuine bargain, a 27-ft.gasoline launch,  with simplest and most reliable engine on  the market, excellent speed; alsoa number of  row boats and canoes. For particulars write  or come and see boats at  II. L. LINDSAY'S BOAT LIVERY,  ���vaslo, il.C.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for tho right to  purchase the following described lands for agrl-  eulturalpurposes, situate in West Kootenay district, B.C. Commencing at a post planted onthe  west bank of the Slocan river, 20 chains more or  less north of the Little Slocan river at or near Its  mouth, known as T.'-M. Ward's southeast corner  post, thence west 80 chains, thence north 20  chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south 20  chains to place of beginning.    -' "������ ������  Nelson, B.C.,   , T/M. WARD, Locator.  April 24th, 1903.  . DAVID BOOTH, Agent.  Notice Is hereby given-Unit I, J..II.. Matheson,-  ���Intend within the time'prescribed hyTaw "to tip'-',  ply to the chief commissioner of lands arid works'  of thc province of British Columbia, for alicense  to prospect for coal and petroleum.upon the  lands hereinafter described and commencing at  a post at the northwest corner marked J. H.  Matlicsoii's n. w. corner post, thence 80 chains,  east; thonce 80 chains south; thence 80 chains  west; thence 80 chains north to the post of commencement.   These lands are situated on tlie  Flathead  river , and   international- boundary,  about 45 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B, C, on or near the Flathead river.       ���',.'���  Dated May 23rd, 1903. J. H. MATHESON.  Notice is hereby given that I, Fred H; Smith,  intend within the time prescribed by law to ap-.  ply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  of the pirovince of British Columbia, for a license  to prospect .for coal and petroleum upon the  lands hereinafter described and commencing at  a post at the northeast corner marked ��� Fred It.  Smith's n.e. corner post, thence 80 chains west;  thence80 chains' south; thence 80 chains-east;  thenco 80 chains north to. the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the Flathead  river and international boundary line, about 45  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B. C.-; on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. FRED H. SMITH.  Notice is hereby given that I, C. Wilson, intend within the tiine prescribed^byjawjo^apply  'to'thechiefcomi-iissioher of lands and works" of"  the province of British Columbia, for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at thc northwest corner marked C. Wilson's n.w.  corner post, thenee 80 chains south; thence-80  chains east; thence 80 chains north; thence 80  chains west to thc post of commencement. These  lands are situated on the Flathead river, three  miles from the international boundary, about 42  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. C. WILSON.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. G. Nelson, intend within thc 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 coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southwest corner marked A. G. Nelson's  s. w. corner post, thence 80 chains north; thenco  80 chains cast; thenco 80 chains south; thencc80  chains west to thc post of commencement.  These lands arc situated on the Flathead .river,  four miles from the International boundary,  about II miles in a southeasterly direction from  Eiko, U. C, 011 or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. A. G. NELSON.  Notice is hereby given that I, J. E. Annable,  intend within thc time prescribed bylaw to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and worksof tlie province of British Columbia, for alicense  to prospect for conl and petroleum, upon-the  lands hereinafter described and commencing at  a post at the southeast corner marked J. E. An-  nable's s. e. eorner post, thenco 80 chains, north;  thenee 80 chains west; thenee 80 chains south;  thence 80 chains east to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the Flathead  river, one mile from the international boundary,  about 44 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B. C, on or near thc Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. J. E. ANNABLE.  Notice is hereby given that I, T. Sproat, 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 coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at  a post ut the northeast corner marked  T. Sprout's N.E. corner post, thence 80 ehains  soutli; thence'80 chains west; thence80chains  north; thence 80 chains cast, to the postof commencement. Those lands are situated on the  Flathead river, three miles from international  boundary, about 42 miles ln a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., on or near the Flathead  river. T. SPROAT.  Dated May 23rd, 1903.  Notice is hereby given that I, Dave L. Dover,  intend within the time prescribed bv law to apply to thc chief commissioner of lands and works  of the province of Britisli Columbia for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands -  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked Dave L. Dover's  S.E. corner post, thence 80 chains north; tlience  80 chains west; thence80chains south; thence 80  chains east, to the postof commencement. These  lands are situated 011 the Flathead river, four  miles from international boundary, about 41  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  C, on or near tlie Flat head river.  Dated Muy 23rd, l!K):i. DAVE L. DOVER.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. T. Walley. intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works oi  the province of Britisli Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lunds  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  ut the southwest corner marked A. T. Walley's  S.W. corner post, thence83 chains north; thence.  80 chains east; tlience 80 chains soutli; tlience 80  chains west, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Flatliead river,  one mile from international boundary, about 44  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, 1).  (.'., ou or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. A. T. WALLEY.  Notice is hereby given that I, W. A. McPhee,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works of the provinceof British Columbia, for a  license to prospect for coal und petroleum upon  the lunds hereinafter described and commencing at a post at the southwest eorner marked W.  A. McPhee's s. w. corner post; thence 80 chains  cast; thenco80 chains north; thence 80 chains  west; thence 80 chains south, to the post of commencement. .These lunds are situated on the  Starvation creek, one mile from international  boundary, about 50 miles In a southeasterly direction from Elko, H. C, seven miles east of the  Flathead river.   -  Dated May 18th, 1903. W. A. McPHEE.  Notice is hereby given that I, R. W. Drew, intend within the time prescribed by law, to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of Britisli Columbia, for alicense to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the land  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the northwest corner marked R. \V. Drew's  n. w. corner post, theuce 80 chains soutli; thence  80 chains cast; thence 80 chains north; thence 80  chains ivest, to the postof commencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek, three  miles from the international boundary, about-54  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  , C, 6 miles oust of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18tli, 1903. Jl. \V. DREW.  Notice is hereby given that J, Fred Starkey, intend within the time prescribed by law to upply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the 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 southeast corner marked Fred Starkey's s.  c. corner post, thence 80 chains north; thence 80  chains east; tlience 80 chainssouth; thence 80  chains west, to the postof commencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek, about  three miles from the International boundary,  about 5-1 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. FRED STARKEY.  Notice is hereby given that I, J. W. Holmes, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply-  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of Britis Columbia for a license to  prospect forcoal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described iind.comincncing at a post  at the northwest eorner-marked J. W. Holmes'  11. w. corner post, theuce 80 chains east; tlience  80 chains south; thence 80 chains west; thenco  80 chains north, to the.post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Starvation creek  and international boundary, about 50miles in a  southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C, six  miles east of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. J. W. HOLMES.  Notice is hereby given that I, Jessie G. Kirkpatriek, intend within the time prescribed by  law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands  ���and works of the province of British Columbia  ifor alicense to prospect for coal and petroleum  upon the lands hereinafter described and commencing at the  northeast corner   at   a post  -marked JessieG. Kirkpatrick's n. e. corner post,  thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains south;  thence 80 clinins east; thence 80 chains north, to  the - post * of'-commencement.---These-.'lands .-are-.  " situated on the Kishenena creek three  miles  from the international boundary, about 4G miles  in a southeasterly.direction from Elko, B.C, on  or near the Flathead river. ::--~  Dated May 13th, 1903. ��� :      - ���<=��� ---.--*'  .' -*y,-.ii     ".:.; JESSIE G. KIRKrATRICK.  ".- Notice is hereby giveii thatl, Lizzie Gilker, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia, for alicense to  J)rospect for coal and petroleum* upon the" lands  lereinaftcr described and.commencing at a post  at the northwest corner marked Lizzie Gilker's  n.w. eorner post, thence 80 chains east; thence  80 chains south; thence 80 chains, west; thenee  80 chains north to the post of commencement.  These lands.are situated on the Kishenena!  'creek,':three miles froriV'the international boundary, about 50 miles in a southeasterly direction  , from Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1903. LIZZIE GILKER. .  Notice is hereby given that I, J. K. Douglas, 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 coal and petroleum upon the lands'  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked J. K. Douglas'  S.E. corner post, thenco 80 chains west; thence  80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; thence 80  chainssouth, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Starvation creek,  one mile from international boundary, about 55  miles in a southeasterlv direction from Elko, B.  C, six miles cast of tho Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. . - .. .   J. K; DOUGLAS.  Notice is hereby given that I, W. E. McCandlish, intend within the time prescribed by law to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works of the province of British Columbiafor a  license to prospect for coal and petroleum upon  the lands hereinafter described and commencing  at a postat the southwest corner marked W.-E.  McCandlish'sS.W.cornerpost, thence 80 chains  north; thence 80 chains east; tlience 80 chains  south; thence 80 chains west, to the postof commencement. These lands arc situated on thc  .Starvation creek, three miles from international  'boundary, about 54 miles iu a southeasterly di^  =rection=-*from=Elkor-BiC7rrsix-miles"'east-orthe"  Flathead river. W. E. McCANDLlSH.  Dated May 18th, 1903. "  Notice is hereby given that I, D. McArthur, 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 coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the northeast corner marked D. McArthur's  N.E. corner post, thenco 80 chains south; thence  80 chains west; thence 80 chains north; thence 80,  chains east, to thc post of commencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek, three  miles from international boundary, about 64  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  C, six miles east of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. D. McARTHUB.  Notice is hereby given that I, John J. Malone,  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 coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the northeast corner marked John J. Malone's  N.E. corner post, thenco 80 chains west; thenco  80 chains south; thence 80 chains east; thence 80  north, to the post of commencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek and  international boundary, about 55' miles in a  southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., six miles  cast of the Flathead river.  ���  Dated May 18th, 1903.        JOHN J. MALONE.  Notice is hereby given that I, William O. Rose,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  of the province ol British Columbia for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinalter described and commencing at a post  at the southwest corner marked Wm. 0. Rose's  S.W. eorner post, thence 80 chains casf; thence 80  chains north; tlience 80 chains west; thence 80  chains south, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Kishenena creek,  three miles from international boundarv, nbout  47 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B.C., on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1903.       WILLIAM O. ROSE. ���  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described tracl'of land: Commencing  at a post marked "A.R.F. S.E. Cor." and planted  near Pass creek, about four miles from Itobsuu,  tlience north 100 chains, thence west 40 chains,  thenee south KiO chains, thence east 40 chains tn  point ot commencement.       A. It. KING-LAND.  Dated at Robson, May 2nd, 1903.  TIMBER NOTI.CE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to thc honorable the  chief commissioner of lands and works for  11 special license to cut and carry away timber  form the following described lands situate  in West Kootenay district, British Columbia.  Commencing at a post planted on the East  bank of Fyfe creek nbout one mile north of the  north end of Cariboo lake being J. H. Christie's  northwest corner; tlience south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;  thenee west 80 chains to the place of beginning  nnd containing 040 acres.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty: days after  Ue 1 intend to apply to the honorable 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, Britisli 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. II.  Christie's claim; being William Kirby's northeastcorner; thence south 80 chains; thence west  30 chains; thence north 80 chains; thence east 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  040 acres. WILLIAM K1R1JY, Locator.  J. H.'CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd -May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty davs after  date 1 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 the east bank of Fyfe creek  about two miles north of the north end of Cariboo  lake adjacent to the northwest corner of John  Fyfe's claim being Ross Thompson's southeast  corner; thence north 80 chains; thence east 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains to thc place of beginning and containing  610 acres.  ROSS THOMPSON, locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date Iintend to apply to the honorable 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 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. H.  Christie's claim, being John Fyfe's southwest  corner; thenco north 80 chains; thence cast 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; tlience west 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  640 acres. JOHN FYFE, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.      ���  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  late I intend to apply to the honorable 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  apostplanted 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 J. Fred Ritchie's southeast  corner; thence north 80 chains; thence west 80  chains; thence: soutli 80 chains; thence east 80  chains, to tlie place of beginning, and containing  640 acres. J. FRED RITCHIE, Locator.   .-  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  .   Dated 2nd May, 1903.        :  .yy:.;   TIMBER NOTICE.;  '; Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorablo chief  commissioner of lauds-and works fora 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 north end of Cariboo  lake being J. 8. C. Fraser's northeast corner;  thenco east 80 chains; thence south 80 chuins;  thence west 80 chains; to the east bank of Cariboo lake; thence north 80 chains; following the  east bank of Cariboo lake to the place of beginning and containing 640 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 honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut nnd carry away timber-from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British,Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the shore of lower Cariboo lake  being J. S. C. Fraser's southeast corner post;  thence 80 chains west; thence80chains north;  thence 80 chains cast, to shore of lake; thence  south along shore of lake to 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 I, J. A. Irving, 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 coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing ata post  nt the southeast corner marked J. A. Irvlng's  s. c. corner post, thenco 80 chains west; thence  80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; thenec  80 chains south, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on tho Kishenena creek,  three miles from international boundary, about  47.miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1903. J. A. IRVING.  Notice of Application to Transfer Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. K. Vaughan,  intend to apply at the next sittings of the Board  of LicenseiCommissioners for the City of Nelson  for a transfer of the liquor license now held in  my name for the premises situate on lot 10 in  bloekl of the City of Nelson, known as the Nelson Hotel, to Charles A. Bnrclay.  Dated this 6th dav of May, 1903.  Witness: A. K. VAUGHAN.  A. M. JOHNSON.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to npply to tho 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 east side of  lower Cariboo lake being E. E- L. Dewdney's  southwest corner post; tlience 80 chains east;  thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains west;  thonce 80 chains north to place of beginning.  E. E. h. DEWDNEY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on the cast  bank of Watchand river about halfamilo from  lake being E. E. L. Dewdney's northwest corner '  post; thence 40 chains east; thonce 160 chains  soutli; thonce 40 chains west; thence 160 chains  north to place of beginning.  E. 15. L. DEWDNEY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.   .  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice Is heroby given that thirty days ufter  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  lleenso to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted ou the east sido of Fyfe croek  being J. II. Christie's southeast corner post:  thence 80 chains west; thenco 80 chains north;  thenco80chains east; thence 80 chainssouth to  place of beginning.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE. .  Notico is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorablo chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate and being in  West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing at a post planted on tho east side of  upper Cariboo lake being J. Fyfe's northwest  corner post; thence 80 chains east; thence 80  chains south; thenco 80 chains west to shore of  lake thence north along shore of lake to place of  beginning.  J. FYFE, 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  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away .timber from thc  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the east side of Barnes creek  being AV. II. O. Phipps southwest corner; thenco  80 chains north; thence cast 80 chains; thence 80  chainssouth; thence80chains west to place of  beginning.  W. H. G. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on thc  bench eust side of Barnes creek being W. H. G.  Phipps southwest corner; thence80chains north;  thence 80 chains east; tlience 80 chains sonth;  thenco 80 chains west to place of beginning1.  W. H. G. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dat��d 2nd May, 1908. K^*AVj^J:_______i^_______!  the Nelson Tribune  cA SCIENTIFIC AND LOGICAL DEDUCTION OF  THE REALITY OF THE SUPER-PHYSICAL  "There are more things in heaven and earth,.  Horatio, than are dreamed of in your philosophy."���Hamlet.  It was said iu one of tlie city pulpits recently that denial of the unseen as the  realm of cause, was alike unscientific and  uiutow minded. Tlie statement shows  that a -finer, broader and more generous  Kne of thought is coming over the dogmatic mind. It is absolutely time, for  science admits of worlds beyond our  senses. Twenty-five years ago, whon the  Lite Professor Tyndall gave his great Belfast address, which made such a sth* in  theological circles, he admitted that beyond all that came within the pale of the  Houses there was that which Wadsworth  translated into immortal verso having its  dwelling in the light of setting suns and  the mind of man. Therefore to reject the  unseen is unscientific. It is narrow minded from the "what was good onough for  my grandfather is good enough for me"  standpoint which many adopt in these  days; they would be the first to take ex-  ���coption if they had to travel by a coach  and foui-, read by a tallow dip, pr pay  shilling postage.  It is one of the paradoxes of the day that  in spite of all the religious activity, going  ou now for well nigh twenty centuries,  that there should be found tens upon tens  of thousands of people who, while nominally roligious, have serious doubts about  the unseen. This is in stiiking contrast  to the peoples of Asia, where the unseen  is more of a reality than the seen, and the  .'passing from one state of consciousness to  another is'-'taken" as a matter of course  oven by the merest coolee. It is only fair  to say, however, that there are a goodly  number of people in the west who straggle  to grasp the subject and endeavor to tear  themselves away from the deadly blight  of material interpretation put upon sacred  records by zealous exponents. Science is  helping these and making of them the  foremost minds in theological thought of  today.  The conflict between religion and science  lias passed. Year by year, month by  month, nay, day by day, the latter is  offering at the shrine of the former further  testimony of nature's laws tending to uphold the tenets of sacred lore. The recent  marvelous discoveries in the domain of  science ate but the confirmation,of laws  known long ages ago by every philosopher, albeit jealously guarded lest in giving out great truths prematurely they  might be turned upon and rended by that  wild fanaticism which wre find mirrored  in tho Incjuisition and the Reformation.  Great objects are best handled by way  of illustration. We will therefore approach thc question of authority, without  which modern criticism seems helpless.  Now, suppose fifty absolutely reliable explorers were to mako an attack on the  North Pole from fifty points unknown to  each other. Supposing they each succeeded in penetrating to the Pole. They  return one by one to London aud report  having found an open sea sivrroimding a  semi-tropical land, inliabited by a remarkable people, far advanced in art, science  and literature and endowed with immense  philosophic knowledge. This is the independent testimony of the fifty travelers.  What would be the inference? The Royal  Geographical society would meet in solemn  conclave, the matter be sifted very fully,  and as a result, the conclusion arrived at  _tbAt,inasmuch,asathe_nftykexplorers'^testi-  mony is identical, their respective characters unimpeachable, the society was  bound in the name of science to admit the  existence at the pole of this new continent and of those people.  Now, this is precisely the testimony of  all the prophets, seers, philosophers, and  poets, regarding the unseen world from  far back into the night of time, down its  corridors to the j-flresent day. They are  one and all unanimous in their statements  regarding the superficial life, statements  which today are finding an echo from nil  sides whore honest investigation, free  from narrow prejudice, is being carried  on.   Tho words ascribed to Lincoln leap  , to the mind in this connection: Ono may  fool some of tho people somo of the time,  but one cannot fool all the people all the  time. There may havo been, nay, wero  in the past, false prophets, untrained  seers, mistaken philosophers, or dreamy  poets, but not all of them were such. It  follows therefore that on the basis of logic  we are bound to accept tho united testimony of the whole as to the actual reality  of the objects at issue even though some  may have erred.    *  In confirrnation of all this mass of testimony embodied in sacred and other writings, on the actual existence of the unseen world with its tremendous activities  all around us, are the further and more  recent authentic experiences of spiritualism. Now it is.not denied that there has  been an immense amount of fraud masquerading under the guise of spiritualism,  but that is no reason whatever that it  should be thrown out as worthless, any  more than Christianity should be rejected  on the grounds that a good many people,  and ostensibly teachers at that, are today  masquerading under its guise and taming  it into a money-makiug proposition. Some  twenty years ago, with the object of investigating the claims of sph-itualism  which at that time had started enquiry in  the public mind on this subject of the unseen, a society was formed and known as  the Society of Psychical Research. It  was composed at the outset of probably  the most intense lot of skeptics that ever  got together to "investigate." It has  nevertheless done a lot of good work, and  inasmuch as the great public is disposed  to put absolute reliance in what it says,  its decisions carry weight. The society  has issued voluminous reports, which any  one can see.   Iu these there is overwhelm  ing testimony of the existence of the unseen world gathered from experiences of  a large number of people throughout tho  world. The slightest sign of anything approaching fraud has been carefully marked  and therefore absolutely nothing has been  passed upon, much less admitted into its  proceedings, if the evidence was not absolutely beyond question.  Science will admit of nothing that cannot be demonstrated, hence it is a difficult thing to prove on one plane what exists on another. As an illustration, a man  might be standing on Granite mountain  and telephone over to Nelson that he saw  a mirage of a great city in the Slocan; we  would either have to believe him or go up  to the top of the mountain and see for  ourselves. Iu quite the same way a person may see what to another is unseen,  and all he. cau do is to say. what he hcu.  seen and give it out. If one wants to  confirm his statements one has to see as  he sees. Nevertheless science accepts  theories which cannot be actually demonstrated. Take the atomic theory now accepted by all men of science. No man  has ever seen au atom; uo man ever will  with thc physical eye; it is nothing but a  faith based on reason which makes the  man of science accept it. Chemistry admits tho existence of rarefied ether, but it  has not as yet been able to catch it and  bottle it for inspection. Astronomy believes the milky way to be clusters of  -stars', but it has not been positively demonstrated to the human eye through a  telescope. Medical science accepts the so'  called recent discoveries of hypnotic suggestion and is adopting it as a curative  agent; but it cannot as yet say what hypnotism really is, because it does hot really  know. -  Tho most absurd position taken by  science is the one which refuses to acknowledge anything that happens in the  world unless it is in.conformity to "known  laws." Now the "known laws" of today  are rather more extensive than they were  twenty years ago, and the ' 'known laws"  of twenty years hence will be infinitely  greater than they are now. It follows,  therefore, that the "known law" position  is untenable, aud is like unto a child who  might refuse to accept only wThat squared  with its limited knowledge on the ground  that it was not in conf ormity to laws as  known to its young brain. A more narrow minded position was never taken by  men of science while attempting to deal  with questions that belong to the infinite.  At best all are only, groping in the darkness of materialism, and have no more  idea of the true light than the deep sea  fishes of the ocean of the sun which they  have never seen.  In an interesting little book recently published, "Nature's Mysteries," the author  has this to say on the subject of "Behind  the Scenes of Nature":  "In a rude and humble fashion the ar-  rangements of a theatre are designed in  unconscious imitation of nature's operations in this living world around us. Effects on the stage are presented to the  audience, but the machinery by which  they are brought about are carefully concealed from view. The visible stage may  seem roomy and profound,- and the. artful  devices of the painter may suggest an  infinite perspective; but, much nearer  really than the distant hills of the stage  picture arc the pulleys and ropes that control the shifting scenes. Unsuspected  mechanism lurks above and below, and,  besides the-actors in front of the light,  many other players of unrecorded parts  must be actively at work all the time, or  thc dawn which has to break over the  landscape would not appear at the right  moment, the thunder shower would fail.,  to keep its appointment, and the melodrama might culminate in the shame of  the managers.  "So. with the vast proceuium oii which  the drama of human destiny is worked  out; the play could not go on for a day,  or a minute, unless there were countless  unseen agencies, many of them quite as  intelligent as, or much more so than, those  who 'strut and fret their horn* upon the  stage,' busily engaged all the time in  working��_he machinery."  Ifc-mll.be seeiiJherefc__ifei_______.wOTM  side of every man, if to no other. Tlie  subject is as fascinating as a fairy tale to  a child, and transforms the crude conception of human life, that it is a vague; unintelligible, unsolvable problem, into an  orderly, intelligent unit of a sublime evolutionary plan appealing to man's highest  endowments and governed by a justice  which knows neither race, cast nor creed'.  P. W. Pettit.  SANDON AND YMIR.  is really a stage and we are merely the  actors, and that behind it all is the vast  realm of cause bringing into effect all that  we see with the physical eye.  No intelligent person would be prepared to argue against the faculty of clairvoyance which some few possess. The  recent mind reading tests given in the city  ought to make it clear to most people that  the eye is merely an instrument to convey  impressions to the brain and from the  brain it is earned on to the mind. If,  therefore, either by natural qualification  or training, a person is able to make the  miiid independent of the eye, he will be  able to see without its assistance and far  beyond the range of the retina. In this  manner he comes into touch with much  that is around ns which we are constantly  nibbing against and do not know about.  We only know, can only catch seven primary colors in the rainbow or spectrum  or seven octaves on the piano; that is because the eye and ear respectively aro unable to respond to the finer vibrations of  the higher colore and notes. But they are  there nevertheless; and why not?  To be able to believe absolutely in the  unseen, even as a practical proposition appealing to common sense, goes far to answer many of the problems of life. The  man of the street in these days is never  tired of telling one that he is out for business and has no time for even passing  thought for these interesting questions,  says he never mixes business and religion  and a lot more in the same strain. We  are all after money, everybody, from the  millionaire who wants two millions down  to the. clerk who takes a little flutter on a  town lot or May corn, they are all chasing  it. If a man were going to a far off country where money had no value and he was  only allowed to take with .him what ho  could carry, would he not immediately  begin to concentrate his wealth into that  which was portable so that what he would  leave behind would be of a very chattel  nature and of no value?  So with things that appertain to the beyond. As a business proposition, is it not  wise to have one's assets in such shape  that they can be more easily transported,  in liquid as the financial institutions say?  To do this is more easily accomplished  when one has a lively intelligent idea that  there is a beyond more real than that  which we see, hear, touch, smell and taste  every day of our lives. This is common  sense and should appeal to the bnsincs.--  The following extracts are from the illustrated pamphlet issued by the Tourist  Association of Kootenay:  "Sandon, better known throughout the  province as the Silver.City of the Slocan,  is situated in the heart of the Selkirks,  about half way between the Kootenay and  Slocan lakes. It is the'terminal point of  the branch lino of the Canadian Pacific  from Nakusp, and of the Kaslo & Slocan  (Great Northern) railway from. Kaslo,  these railways meeting and connecting  here, and it is thus within easy reach of  Nelson, New Denver, Kaslo and other  points. In the matter of ; personal comforts the town of Sandon oifers advantages second to none throughout the district of Kootenay. Although built- 3,500  feet above the sea level, the climate is  mild and equable, the thermometer sel-  ,. dom falling below zero during the winter,  and no matter how warm the summer  may be, its nights are always cool and  refreshing. The scenery around Sandon  is magnificent, arid the mountaineer will  find his labor well rewarded by. the'grand  panoramic view of the Selldrks which can  be obtained from the' summits of the  Galena, Payne and other "mountains.  These can be reached on horseback in a  couple of hours from Sandon, and saddle  horses for the journey can be easily obtained. Sandon is in the center of the  lead mining industry of. the province and  within a radius of five miles of it are 32  shipping mines, with many other properties in more or less advanced stages of development. It is undoubtedly the richest-  ��� silver-lead camp iu British North America. As an illustration of the richness of  tlie ore, the following figures for a period  of three years, taken from the provincial  government returns, speak for themselves.  From a total of 59,659 tons shipped, there,  were obtained 6,728,315 oz. silver and 58,'-  579,103 lbs. of lead, of an aggregate value,  of $6,180,297. The average yield to the  -ton was 111.12 pz. of silver and 49.1 per  cent of lead, the value per ton at the then  existing prices being $103.60.    .  Comparatively little has been done to  bring this very rich section of the Dominion before the public, but it may be stated  that here are to be found a^ery^cousider^  able number of dividend "paying mines,  land mining is but yet in its infancy. In  the future it.is not too much to expect that  many other names will be added to the  list, which, includes among other prominent properties the Payne, Slocan Star,  Ruth, Last Chance, Reco, American Boy,  Ivanhoe, Rambler-Cariboo, ���' Washington,  Sunset, Idaho, Monitor, Goodenough,  Noble Fivo and/ Queen Bess. All the  above mentioned mines are within; easy  reach of Sandon by wagon roads and  trails, aud with good saddle horses which  can always and easily bo. obtained, a portion of the tourists time inay be profitably  arid'pleasantly spent in an excursion to  some of therii. ":  Ymir is a young and .th*m*ii_g mining  cainp, etuenningly situated on the banks  of the Salmon river, at" the foot of the  great mineral mountain froin which it  takes its name. He who would enjoy attractions other than those to be found in  the well beaten track of ordinary travel,  will find in this district much of interest.  The lovers of the rod and guri will here  find-ampleopportunityytotesttheh'prow-"  ess. Among big game bear, caribou and  deer are always in evidence at the proper  season, within a reasonable distance from  the ordinary haunts of civilization.. Short  and pleasant trips from Ymir afford splendid trout fishing, a couple of hundred  specified trout being no exceptional catch  for a single day's sport. . A kodak will be  found useful, as many are the enticing  views that can be taken. Any of the  working mines will be found well worth  visiting. Tho Ymir is one of the greatest  mining camps in the Kootenays, and magnificent specimens of ore, free milling,  can be had from most of them. Good hotels and lively stables add greatly to tho  comfort of the traveller, while the accessibility of the town from any point iu the  Kootenays makes it a place which no  tourist should miss. Tho mountain trails  and roads have just sufficient of the "wild  and woolly" west about them to. lend a  peculiar charm to a horseback ride or a  stage coach drive. He who desires to  reach the higher snow-capped peaks will  find many a climb that will be worth a  place of honor in the records of his diary,  while the verdure clad valleys will prove  all that flie less ambitious pleasure seeker  can desire.  THE SPRAYING OF ORCHARDS.  The fruit division of the department of  agriculture is just now giving a series of  orchard demonstrations in Ontario and  Quebec to illustrate the great advantages  which follow the use of the power spray.  During the past week work has been carried on in the vicinity of Woodstock and  Ingersoll, Ontario, by P. J. Carey, Dominion fruit inspector, aud J. C. Harris of  West Oxford, both practical farmers who  have made a success of fruit growing and  who give careful attention to all tho details of their spraying operations. Thc  chief object is to show that a dozen or  more farmers may profitably combine to  purchase a power sprayer, place it in tho  charge of some such man as usually does  threshing, who can easily make himself  conversant with the best methods of  spraying, nnd engage him to make regular trips-to their orchards.    At each farm  cArthur Gee  ^Merchant Tailor  Tremont nioek Baker Street  CHOICE SPRING  and  SUMMER GOODS  Latest Cut  Latest Styles  JUST ARRIVED  New Spring Goods  OK THB  TiATEST  FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  and Bel warp Serges.   A fine-liue  of P-tntings of the latest styles  Prices to Milt the times  Call and see them.  John Smailwooc-  Ward Street  MKRCHAXT TAILOR  the expert sprayer will only require the  assistance of a teamster, and thus the  l'egular work of the farm need not be interrupted. Under the present method  every fanner in' the fruit growing districts  requires a spraying outfit of his own, and  the spraying, if done at all, is done in a  careless, half-hearted way by men who do  not know just wheu or how the work  should be performed. Fanners are very  busy at the season when spraying should  be done, consequently it is of ten neglected  entirely, or postponed until too late to be  effective.  Farmers have reason to feel indebted to  Mr. W. A. MacKinnon, chief of the fruit  division, for bringing to their attention  the merits of the power sprayer. If tlie  old methods of spraying were valuable���  and it is generally admitted that they  were��� his new plan must prove infinitely  better. It is thorough and rapid, and is  accomplished with little or no exertion or  inconvenience. The pressure is .supplied  by a small gasoline" engine on the wagon  and the spraying is done while tho horses  are driven up and down between the rows  of trees. The liquid is forced from a tank  on the wagon through two lines of small  rubber hose. By the use of bamboo rods  with a cluster of six small nozzles at the  end it ��� is possible to reach the topmost  parts of tlie trees, and the spray, which is  as fine as a cloud of vapor falls lightly on  the trees and adheres much better than if  applied in a coarse spray as is sometimes  done. Tho pressure of 80 to 100 pounds to  the square inch ensures a spray so" fine  -tliafr-it-pe-aetrates,to all parts of-the-trees. -  This is one of the chief advantages of tho  new sprayer. The difficulty has been to  reach the tops of the trees without a waste  of the preparation used, which has been  the invariable result .\v*hen a heavystream  .was turned 'on. Y. Again the appliances  used by most farmers* have only one nozzle, while this, as has been stated, has six  on each line of hose, and the force is much  greater and the mist finer, which is all-  important.  -^ Under favorable conditions the operators of this machine could probably spray  from 600 to 800 trees per day. Forty trees,  some.of them difficult;to get at, wore  sprayed in about 25 minutes; after making several moves a day, some of them  long ones, the operators have been averaging between 400 and 500 trees a day.  The trees sprayed will be given a regular  coarse���foiu* sprayings at least.  It is hoped by the department of agriculture that these tests will bring about  the general adoption of the power sprayer.  A similar spraying apparatus is being used  by private owners in the Niagara district  and=issaid'to give oxcelleut=results.===^  The efficiency of thc machine will be  increased shortly, as it is the intention to  use either nine or twelve nozzles, instead  of six on each line. Mr. MacKinnon is  this week attending a public competition  of power sprayers in the famous Hitch-  ings orchard, near South Onondaga, New  York, in order to familiarize himself with  the merits and demerits of the various  machines now on the market.  It is contended that if farmers will only  unite to carry out a systematic campaign  of spraying according to thc latest methods, a great deal -may be done towards  eradicating the enemies of fruit. Exporters who aro familiar with the results  of spraying and tho systematic care of  -orchard-- strongly endorse spraying, claiming that it is certain to improve the quality of tho fruit, and in support of their  claim they refer to orchards where the  system has been carried out, thc fruit of  which always commands the highest price.  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WA TER  Every small bottle contains five grains  ^ of Lithia Carbonate  Kootenay Wire Works Co;  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, lied Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Jliinclsiiwlng, (..rill  Work nnd other novelties. Our Ao. 1  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON,  li. C.  Sewing Machines / Pianos  ���FOR RENT nnd FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine oirrct  Nelson,  B.C.  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���  ���  X  X  t  4>  ���  ���  ���  ���..  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WALKER  NELSON, B. C.  ��� ��� THE . .  LEADING  JEWELER  WANTED.  GARDENER,  first-elaKH I  _ ,  to work  on shares two  acres  first-class land; has been worked for five  years; two blocks from the tramway line, Fair-  view.   Addrous P.O. Box 119, Nelson, B.C.  WANTED.  cArtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeograpbs  'Photographic Supplies  cMasical Instruments  A I-IKIC INSURANCE CANVASSER FOR THE  -11 NeNon District. Good inducements. Apply OKO. I). .SCOTT, Vancouver. f*.C.  Morley&Co* Nelson.BX-  LOCAL NEWS NOTES.  To the wife of E. E. Richards, Stanley  street, on Sunday last, uoru a daughter.  John McLatchie, P. L. S., i.s in tho  Kootenay Lake General hosp.ital .suffering  from typhoid fever.  It. J. Strachari's sets <>f books will be  raffled-off Ht'Wv-AHL'lmrnian's cigar store  tonight (Saturday.)  The St. Andrew's Society are to hold a  special meeting at the Hume hotel, Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  On June 1 st to the wife of V. O. Carter  born'. a- daughter,   and to   the wife, of.  ���.���Thomas:A; Weeks a son.  A barge load of about J 50 tons of7 ore  was received at the smelter this week  from the Highland mine, Ainsworth.  The foundations for the... Canadian Pacific railway's new shops are finished.  The erection of the buildings will be begun at once. :������ ���'  Bunyan V& Longhursfc<have opened tip a  .fruit, vegetable and -fish store on Ward  street. An.ice cream parlor is one of "the  features:of the business. .   ,  . At a meeting of tlio Provincial Liberal  executive at Vancouver, Joseph Martin  resigned the leadership of the party. A  committee-will manage the campaign.  Rev. Father Althoff lias presented a bell  ,-\v;eighing,Qver.l()00.pouuds to the church  of Mary Immaculate. It will be placed in  position for ringing as soon as possible.   '  J. S. Wallace, accountant of tlie LeRoi  company, Rossland, was in Xelson yesterday. Mr. Wallace was for some time the  manager of the Rossland Miner and made  a success' of it." A kick is coming to the  passengers who with Mr. Wallace came  from Rossland over the C. P. R. with the  intention of going to Fernie Thursday. It  was well know that it was impossible for  passengers to get through but they were  allowed lo come to Nelson before being  told that the floods had washed out part  of tlie Crow's Nest" mad. This action  caused the passengers both loss of time  and money.  R. C. Campbell-Johnson was in Nelson  during the week, wu rolling the sampling  of 30 tons of very rich ore from the Republic mine in Slix-an. of which he is the  manager.  There was a good attendance at the base  ball match on Sunday last between Nelson  and Grand Forks. Nelson won, the score  being 9 to 6. Chas. H. Ink umpired tlie  game in a satisfactory manner.  F. Deacon fell into Cottonwood creek  yesterday while working at the log jam  above thc electric light power house. The  swift water carried him against a stump,  breaking his collar bone, before he was  rescued.  The Nelson Liberal Association met  last night and it was decided that a mass  meeting of the Liberals of tlie city should  be held on Wednesday next at 8:30 p. an.,  in the Oddfellows' hall at which a candidate will undoubtedly be selected.  Brace White and James Dunlop went  up to thc Mollie Gibson mine dm-ing the  week to search for the bodies of the men  bnried in the slide. Tliey found the snow  so deep that it Mill be some time yet before there is any chance of recovering any  of the bodies.  Dr. Doolittle of Toronto, president of  the Venus Gold Mining company M*as in  Nelson this week. The doctor expressed  himself as M'ell satisfied Mith the work on -  the Venus and Athabasca properties 1111-  jder superintendent Gracey. About 40  'men are continually at work and the- results are exceeding his (Dr. Doolittle's)  expectations. ~ The ore is being worked in  the Athabasca mill. Dr. Doolittle is a  director of the Nelson Gas & Coke company, and a statutory meeting was held  Milich he attended. His many friends in  Nelson M-ere glad to see him looking so  well. He expressed the opinion that Nelson had a great future before it. . The  business of the gas company was steadily  increasing and the outlook for the future  ���was very encouraging. Dr. Doolittle left  for home Wednesday.  There Mras a large meeting of the general committee for the Dominion Day celebration last night at the city hall.  Mayor Rose presided and Fred Starkey  acted as secretary. The chairmen of all  sub-committees i-eported, with exception  of the lacrosse committee, and arrangements for the different attractions are  progressing most favorably. For the  drilling contest the committee has appropriated |400. There will be a contest  for professionals, first prize $100, second  prize $50; and one for amateurs, first  prize $100, second prize $50. H. Houston  reported that acceptances had been received for matches from Northport and  Rossland, Mith Crow's Nest points to hear  from. The prize for the team Minning  out Mill be $200. For the firemen's sports  teams are expected from Greenwood,  Grand Forks, Rossland and elsewhere.  The music so far arranged for is the Nelson  band of 17 pieces aud the Rossland bugle  baud, and it is expected that another band  will be engaged in place of the St. Mary's  Indian band, who cannot come owing to  sickness among its members.  G. Ball, fourth vice-president of the  Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and  W. R. Hume, master of lodge 841, Kamloops, of tho same order, spent yesterday  in the city and organized a lodge among  the locomotive firemen of the city. Tho  lodge starts with 20 charter members.  Officers MTere elected as follows; W. J.  McNab, master; T. Bloomer, past master;  Chester Clark, vice-master; L. W.  Humphrey, chaplain; J. Goostrey, treasurer; R. Peebles, collector; Charles Norris, inside guard; H. Schrapnel, outside  guard, and Tom McAstocker, secretary.  Dr. Rose was appointed medical examiner. This organization is a very satisfactory one to the men eligible for membership. The fees are only about $20 per  year which includes nn insurance of $1500  amongst its other advantages.  DOMINION DAY NOTES.  Judging by the present outlook, the  celebration on the 1st and 2nd promises  to be quite equal and iu some features  more original than the past three. Advantage is being taken of the experience  Gf the last three years aud nothing that  has been unattractive will be entertained  by the committee. The committee is assured of a very good attendance of the R.  M.R. from Kamloops, Rossland and Kaslo.  These with tho city qontingent will make  'a very good demonstration. It is intended  to have them join in the procession on the  first day to the recreation grounds, where  the -patriotic addresses and songs will take  -place. A strong effort will be made to  work up an excursion from Spokane, and  from reports and opinions received, there  seems to be little doubt that a well filled  train could be worked up. The poster  and skop'card now being actively circulated form attractive advertising, and will  be the means of bringing a good, crowd  for the occasion. The transportation com-,  panies have risen to the occasion; and a  special train Mill leave Rossland in the1  early morning of the 1st and return late;  the Kokanee Mill be held late on the,first  night and other facilities are being considered. Manager Annable announces  that he has secured a first' class show at  the opera house for the two evenings, and  is now making an effort to have a specialty outdoor performance at the recreation grounds, Mrhich in itself will be a  thorough novelty. A dance in the drill**  hall is projected and may materialize.  The baseball aud lacrosse matches will  take care of themselves and will be great  drawing cards. A quoit tournament has.  been arranged for. The city will be illuminated as it has never been before.  Private citizens can do an immense amount  in this Mray and "help in the general gala  appeai-ance.  +&&&&&&&&��&&&&&&&&&��&&& &���� ***_%jft****^  ���*^*'��_>-,__>'_fr- ���^���S^S^-S^'^JS*^-*'^*''^*'^--'^*'^'*^*'^ ^i*'^.i-^fc-'^.-'**v-'^.-^-Sfc.*'s��..'*v. ���*��>>��� ���'���^.���^^���^^.���^-���'^.���^������S^  Children's  White and Colored Dresses.  FRED IRVINE ft CO.  Ladies'French:  Wash  Kid Gloves.  4s  S  A  /Iv  '*>  /v  /iv  /iv  /*y  /iv  fa  ���  fa  fa  /iv  fa  fa  fa  t  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  49  49  49  49  .49  49  Special Cash Prices  FOR ONE WEEK=  3  3  3  4  lbs.  lbs.  lbs.  Ram Lai's 60c. Tea.-.-  Monsoon 60c. Tea   Blue Ribbon 60c. Tea-  cans Gallon Rhubarb  $1.00  1.00  1.00  1.00  13 cans 3-lb. tins Rhubarb ..   1.00  12 cans Smoked Salmon ��� -   1.00  6 cans Strawberries  -   1.00  6 cans Raspberries ----------   1.00  6 cans Peaches---    1.00  6 cans Pears ���_.     1.00  10 lbs. Jam or Jelly--.-------   1.00  12 cans Assorted Spices"-- ��� --; 1.00  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co.  LIMITED  Aberdeen Block  P. 0. Box 577  NELSON, B.C.  ��  _8>  J*  ��  ��  ��  ��  ��  ��  _��  0*  -*  &��  .��  0��  -*  -��  b*  _>  b*  b*  b*  b*  bh  ��'  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 96, XT.. F. 31.-  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, In  Miners' Union .Hall, northwest corner Bnker  and Stanley slree'ts. Wage scale for Nelson district:   Machine  miners,  $3.30;   hammcrsmen,  ' $3.25; mine laborers, $3- ���'��� *���*���'��� Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially Invited.  CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.  There will be the usual service of soiig  in Emmanuel church tomorrow (Sunday)  evening. The subject will be "Gideon,  the Patriot," and will, it is anticipated,  prove the best ever rendered. .Tho following programme will be given: Opening  voluntary, flute solo," Star of Bethlehem,' *  Mr. Russell; (-martette, "There is Best,"  Messrs. Brown, Hardie, Russell, Smith;  flute solo, "Blumenlied"' Mr. Russell;  duet, "Hear Me, Jehovah," Messrs.  Brown, Hardy and chorus; solo, "Arm,  Arm, Ye Brave," Mr. Grizzele; anthem,  ' 'I Will Sing Praises,'' choir.  ���f���������������������������������������������������������������������������  Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Willi-  nery, Carpets and House Furnishings.  Spring Medicine  Oar Compound Extract  of  Is now complete in every Department, consisting of a Magnificent Assortment.  up  5��  ���5��  .oo  Ladies'White and Colored Blouses   and Shirt Waists, each from 75c.  Ladies'Silk Waists .'     $3  Ladies' Linen and Lawn Skirts -       1  Ladies' Rainy-Day and Dress Skirts  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 ...  Ladies' White Corset Covers   Ladies' White,MusIin.N.ightgowns  Ladies' White Muslin Drawers...  75C  25c.  75C  25C-  up  up  up  up  Children's White and Colored Dresses.  I  Men's White and Colored Shirts.  Men's Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers  Men's Natural Wool Summer Shirts  and Drawers   Men's White Night Shirts.;     75c.  Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs,  Scarfs, Ties and Neckwear.  Sarsaparilla  Ulcftns out the System, tones up the Digestive  Organs, makes a Good Appetite, regulates tlie  Bowels, and is wonderfully beneficiul ln till rundown conditions.  LARGE BOTTLES (regular fl .Ue*  each  SIX BOTTLES for $4.00  78c  Canada, Drug and Book Co's Stores  Take Advantage  Of This Offer  5=_fcHT_ff  of  MILLINERY.  Ladies' Straw Sailor Hats, each     25c  Ladies' Ready-to-Wear and Pattern Hats  in the latest styles, and Novelties from  some of the leading designers.  <:Tailo*  i!Made  Suits!  AT  = Dress Goods in all the Latest Materials and Shades. =  Summer Lawns, Muslins, Dimities, Organdies, Batistes, Linens, Ginghams at all prices and qualities.  Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Rugs, Blinds, Curtains, Portieres, Etc.  AT PRICES AWAY DOWN.  ^        fit     ���  All Carpets and  Oil Cloths Made  and Laid FREE  OF CHARGE.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Sole Agents  for  Butterick  Patterns.  ���^$--__-^^-&*&^^&����4______^_______.-&___^  ^ Sp^-^-^^**'?^^^-^-'^"^^-^^  jj. A. Gilker si  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Corporation of the City of Nelson*  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES.  Electric rates for the month of May are now  due and payable nt the city office. If paid on or  before the 15th of June a rebate of 10 per cent  will be allowed.   By order.  D. C. MCMORRIS,  Nelson, May 30,1903. City Clerk.  CITY OFNESLSON.  Notice is hereby given that tho first sittings of  the Court of Revision, for the purpose of hearing  all complaints against thc assessment for the  year 1903, as made by the assessor of the City of  Nelson, will be held at the eity offices, Nelson, B.  C, on Thursday, the llth day of June, 1903, at  two o'clock p.m. D. V. MCMORRIS,  Nelson, B.C., Mav 8,1903. City Clerk.  Fresh Jam  %  50 Cents  See OurWImlov.  Morrison & Caldwell  Spring^Summer  NOTICE.  The time of the first sittings of thc Court of Revision has been extended to Thursday, July 9th,  1903, at the same hour and place.  D. C. MCMORRIS,  Nelson, Juno 2nd, 1903. Chief Clerk.  FOR SAL.E.  Scotch Collie Pups, male and leriiale, nine weeks  old. Eligible to registry. '_-.' B. Mercer, R.F.D.  No. 3, Spokane, Wusli., or Phone Suburban 7903.  We are showing the most beautiful assortment  of Newest Millinery Stvles evey exhibited in the  vicinity.  The Latest Styles in Trimmed and  Ready-to-Wear Hats  For Women, Misses and Children. We exhibit  Millinery that is correct in Style and appropriato  for Spring and Summer wear, at  The Lowest Prices ever Quoted  in this vicinity  Actually 50 per cent lower than you con buy elsewhere. Call and sec us���you will be cordially  welcome. You will undoubtedly see something  to please vou at A VERY LOW TRICE.  THE ENFIELD CO.  COSTUMERS AND MILLINERS  Baker Street, next door to the Hudson Bay Stores

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