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The Nelson Tribune 1903-07-04

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 ���      -  *   ~  /  THE TRIBUNE IS THK OLDKST NEWSI'AI'KR  l'RI.NTKD  IN  THK KOOTENAYS  Saturday,  July A. 1903  NELSON IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTH-  EASTERN  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  MANY THOUSANDS AT NELSON CELEBRATE CANADA'S THIRTY-SEVENTH DOMINION DAY  THEY WITNESS HARD-FOUHGT LACROSSE AND BASE BALL GAMES AND RECORD-MAKING FIREMEN'S RACES  Nelson celebrated Dominion Day with  much of the old-time spirit and enthusiasm. Tho horse racing of tho early-day  celebrations were grand events as compared with tho horse racing on Thursday,  and the trades procession and water carnival of 1899 may never again be equalled;  but taken as a whole the celebration of  1903 was a success, and the general and  sub-committees deserve praise for their  good work. There was a good attendance from the outside, every town and  camp in Southeast Kootenay being represented. For the first timo there was a  military parade, four companies of the  Rocky Mountain Rifles being iu the line  of march, aud they were headed by a  number of South African war veterans  mounted. The Rossland company of the  Rocky Mountain Rifles brought along  then-boys'bugle baud, and the youngsters marched like veterans.  One of the aniusiug f eatures of the parade was a baud of "early settlers," with  secretary Starkey at their head. While  secretary Starkey's arrival in Nelson only  dates back to 1898, the braves who followed him were in Kootonay long before  police commissioner Marks or alderman  Selous or warden Lemon or J. Fred Hume  or historian "Tom" Collins or Dr. LaBau  or Newlin Hoover or "Tom" Ward or  any of the other pioneers who came to  Kootenay along with the trail-blazers.  The braves wero mado up of old and  young Indians of both sex, and apparently  they appreciated the fact that they were  pioneers who had rights that should be  respected.:  The day opened wet and continued wet  until noon, but the parade went on with  more than a thousand umbrellas in sight  on Baker street when the military passed  Ward street. By noon the raiu had  stopped, and the crowd that had flowed  down to the recreation grounds to hear  oratory and music remained to see the  ball and lacrosse games. By the time thc  ball game was fairly under way nearly  2000 people were packed in the two grand  stands or seated on the hillside bleachers.  It was the largest crowd ever assembled  in Nelson and the most orderly. .  The parade was headed by Nelson's fire  department, and had Joe Rochon, the  driver., heard iho many flattering j.*eniarks  passed "regarding the appearance of his  team and the decorations of the hose  wagon, he would feel like a base ball  player who had'batted out a home-run  with three men on bases.  The only organization in line was the  Nelson Miners' Union, which turned out  150 stalwart men.  THE LACROSSE  GAilES.  The Tribune's long-hand journalist although an old man, saw his first game of  lacrosse iu Nelson, so it may be said that he  knows as little about the game of lacrosse  as some of his "particular friends" do.  about the game of politics. He witnessed  the games placed on Wednesday and  Thursday alongside of men who played  the game forty years ago, and now he  knows even less about the game than ho  did when Dannie McNichol shot that shot  that won the first goal for Nelson in  Wednesday's game. He thought then  that the Westminster team was playing  "wild hog" with the Nelson team, but  the man who played the game forty years  _ago^said=the^gaine-was=-on^the=square.-  They probably changed their minds in  the last quarter when old-man Turnbull  of the Westminster team began racing  down the centre of the field, scattering  players much like a German scatters froth  from a beer mug filled with fresh-drawn  beer, and when it was all over the result  of the game was as below:  Nelson���D. McNichol, 10 minutes.  Westminster���Lynch, %}& minutes.  Westminster���W. Gifford \% minutes.  Westminster���DoBeck, % minute.  Tho line up was as follows:  WESTMINSTER   S. Gruy  ....A. W.Grny   Gnlbriiith   T. Gifford   l'eel  ...A. Ttirnbull   Feeney   W. Oiffor.1   Lnt hum   Lynch   Odily   Hellenic   Cheney  On Thnrsday Westminster did not appear to take it as easy as they did on Wednesday, and old-man Turnbull once or  twice ran into big Joe Thompson and got  jolted of his feet. The result of the second game wns as follows:  New Westminster���DeBeck, C minutes.  Nelson���McNichol, 7*�� minutes.  New Westminster���Latham, IJ^ minutes.  New Westminster���Lynch, G>._ minutes.  New Westminster���Tumbnll,5 minutes.  New Westminster���Lynch, 3% minutes.  Nelson���Blackwood, 8*4 minutes.   .  Nelsbn���Blackwood, 6^ minutes.  New Westminster���Turnbull, 9% minutes.  New Westminster���Feeney, % minute.  New Westminster���Lynch, 12 minutes.  The line-up was as follows:  NEW WESTMINSTER.  NELSON  NEW i   Goal   A.Jeffs     Point    McCorvie    Cover J'oint..  C.Jeffs    1st Defence ..  Taylor   .... 2nd Defence;..  Williamson...   3rd Defence ..  Thompson..:..   Centre   1'crrter    3rd Home....  McNicholl    '-tnl Home ....  Hluekwpod....   1st Home   Knox    Outside   Mitchell    Inside   Hawkins   ...Field Captain .  NELSON  Greycrbiehl  A. Jeffs   McCorvie...  C. Jeffs   Tuvlor   Williamson.  Thompson..  Perrier   McNichol...  Blackwood.  Knox..   Mitchell....  Hawkins   .... ..Goal    Point....   Cover   ..1st defence .  .2nd defence  . .!lrd defence    S. Gray  . ..A. W. Gray  ....Galbraith   T. Gifford   Peel  .Feeney  . .centre Turnbull  . ..3rd home .  .. .2nd home..   1st home...   outside    inside   .field captain.  .W. Gifford.   Latham   Lynch   Oddy   Dellcck   ;.Cheney  The Westminster team outclassed the  Nelson team, not because there are not  good players iu the Nelson team, but b 9  cause the Nelson team havo had no opportunity to play as a team under the direction of a field captain. Westminster  has been playing as a team for several  year.,-' and have played and held their  own with the strongest teams in Eastern  Canada'.  THE  BASE  BALL GAMES.  ���,i  The ball game on Thursday resulted  in a victory for the Northport team, which  ou the previous day had defeated the boys  from Rossland. As^a holiday attraction  the game was nil right, but there was very  little in it to restore that confidence whicli  tho people of Nelson had in then* ball team  a feAv years ago. This is not so much the  fault of the boys, who have been trying  to hold together the few players remaining, as it is their misfortune; but the fact  remains that confidence is lacking and the  general outlook for the game is therefore  -rather blue. Although Northport got  away with the, game on Thursday, it is  more than likely that tho result Of the  game could have been reversed if even a  small dose of ginger had been administered to the locals. With the exception  of McCreary and Mclntyre the Nelson  men did not appear to betray more than a  passive interest in the game. They averaged up well at the bat, but on both the  .infield and outfield, with two exceptions  'noted, they were slow and hits were  charged up against Mills which sharp  work would have shut off. Another weak  spot in the play of the locals was the poor  judgment shown in coaching the base-  runners. Two men were needlessly sacrificed as a result of this.  The Northport men scored the first .ran  of the game iii the first half of. the. third  innings.   After Wilson had been thrown  out at first Buckley got in,'a hit to.lef t and  at once stole second.   He was advanced a  station by a sacrifice by R. Travis and  crossed the plate on a long drive into,  right by H. Travis.   A bunching of four  hits, together with an error by Houston  at  third,   accounted  for three runs  in  Northport's half of the fourth.   Brunei*,  the first man up, hit safely to right and  travelled to second by reason of the slow  handling of the ball by. Giegericliv7 '-Ho,-**  was advanced by Newmah'shit' to'riglit,'  and scored on the fumble, by Houston, of  Nndell's hit to third.   Lindsay fanned,  after which Wilson advanced the men on  the bags with a . sacrifice... Buckley and  R. Travis followed with hits and two more  of tho  Northport men were across the  plate.   Sharp work on tlie' part"' of" tlie  Nelson outfield cut off any run-getting in  Northport's halfVof  tJie  sixth.  "After  Lindsay liad gone but on a fly to Houston  Wilson reached first on a ghastly error by  W. Mills, who lobbed the ball short to  Whittet after fielding it.. Wilson at once  worked his way to second and'was advanced to third on Buckley's long drive  to right.   The 'throw .made by Giegerich  in returning the ball was very-pretty and  forced Wilson  to crawl back   to   third.  Then followed a clever running catch of a  very difficult fly into left by R. Travis.  :   Northpert added another in the seventh.  H.. Travis had drawn the only charity  given by Mills and worked his way across  the plate on errors made in left field and  at secend on balls batted by Bigelow and  Brunei*.   Things would have been much  worse, but for a double, Whittet catching  Newman out at first and returning to Mclntyre at second  iu  time  to shut  out  Brunei*.  Three more runs were added by North-  port in the eighth, and Nelson's hope of  seeing tho locals win a game went down  =to=the-zero-poi_it.==-.After-Lindsay���had-  been thrown out at first, Mills hit Wilson  and sent him to first. Buckley and H.  Travis followed with timely hits, and an  error by Houston in handling Bigelow's  hit to third saw thc third Northport man  safely over the plate.  Tho Nelson men went the Northport  aggregation ono better iu their half of the  third inning. Thoy had chances of scoring in both tho first and second innings,  but just when hits would havo been timely they were not forthcoming. McCreary  opened the game well for Nelson with a  nice clean hit to right, but Dad Mills  forced him out at second before the fast  little player could get down to that bag  on his own account. Billy Mills got in a  safe hit to left, bringing Dad along a  notch, but Whittct's pop fly to short, and  a fan by Giegerich, prevented them from  figuring in the run column.  In their second inning thero was also  every prospect of scoring. With Eacritt  and Melntyro gone, Malette and Houston  both hit safely, and McCreary was up. It  looked good from the grand stand for  awhile, but the time had come for McCreary to contribute his single strike-out  in the game, and the base-runners died  where they were.  Then came the third inning, tho close  of which marked the only stage of the  game in which the locals were ahead.  Dad Mills opened it with a nice hit to left,  and was advanced to second on a short  right hit by Whittet, after Billy Mills  had fanned. They both moved along on  a third strike by Giegerich, which was  dropped by Travis. The batter was  thrown out at first, but Dad crossed the  plate on thc throw thus made necessary.  Eacritt then got .in a hit to right, which  gave Brunei- a chance to get into the error  column, and by the time the ball was returned Whittet had crossed the plate and  Eacritt had worked his way around to  third. Mclntyre had a chance to add to  the score, but Brunei* redeemed himself  by gathering in his long drive to right,  and the inning closed with a total score of  two.  Good ball on the part of McCreary netted another run in the fourth, after Mal-  lette had contributed a strike-out and  Houston had- been caught out on a foul  fly. He started out by drawing a basts ou  balls from Wilson. He lost no time in  stealing second, and travelling to third on  an error by Buckley, who endeavored to  cut him off. Dad Mills brought him  home on along hit to right. Billy Mills  followed with a double to left, but, with  third and second bags occupied, Whittet  sent a fly to Newman who took it in and  relieved a rather dangerous condition.  A timely hit by McCreary in the sixth  brought the score of the Nelson team up  to four, and placed them on even terms  with the visitors. Mallett had reached  first on an error at short, only to be'cut  off at second by a short in-field hit by  Houston, who replaced him on the iuitial  bag. Then McCreary got in a long drive  to deep center. In trying to field it Lind:  say let the ball get past him, and Houston  had romped home before the ball was got  back into play. McCreary tried to follow  him, but he was cut off at the plate.  There was nothing doing in Nelson's  half of the seventh. After two men had  ; gone Eacritt drew a charity from Wilson,  and, assisted by Mclntyre's hit to left had  worked his way around to third when  . Mallet dribbled an easy one down to Travis and the innings closed.  Wilson lost his head in Nelson's half of  the eighth, and last inning, and there was  ;a chance that the game might have been  pulled out of the fire but the locals were  ���unable to turn their advantage to account.  With Houston out on a short pop to Wilson, McCreary started the f un with a neat  double to right, and was sacrificed to  'third by Dad Mills. Billy Mills waited  and got a pass to first. Whittet also followed suit and also got a pass, filling the  bases. ' Then the Neison rooters began to  yell, when they saw the way things were  drifting, and the visitors went up in the  ah* for a time. But they did not stay  there long enough. With the bases full  Giegrich hit to short and Buckley fumbled it, McCreary'getting across the plate  and the batter to first. Eacritt was then  up. It was a time when a hit was wanted  but "Short" could not deliver the goods.  Ho was trying for a pass, and spoiled no  end of good balls, but in the end landed  one in fair ground close to third. Nudell  fumbled it, but managed to gather it up  in time to shut off Whittet, who was  forced to get to third, and the game was  over.   The score in detail is appended:  NORTHPORT.  A��      R       Jl     TO       A       K  R.Travis, lb ;.���*> 0     1     7     0     0  H.Travis.c  1 '2     2     8     2     1  Biglow, 2b  ..500321  Bruner, rf .5 1110      1  Neuman.lf 4 1110     0  Nudell,3b 4 1      1      1      1,0  Lindsay, cf ' 1 0     0     0     1     1  Wilson, p  3 1      0      1      1      0  Buckley ss 4 2      3      2      1      3  Totals .....38   .8       9     24       9       7  NELSON.'  ,AB       R     Bit    PO       A       E  McCrcarv c 4 2     3     7      1 o  D. Mills, cf  5 12      0      0 0  W.MIlls.P .4 ,0      2      0'    3 1  4;1      1     12      1 0  Giegerich, rf .5 0     12     0 1  Eaerltt,2b  4 0      10      4 1  Mclntyre; ss  4 - ;0     11-2 0  Mallett, If  4 |0      11      0 1  Houston, 3b  4 11113  Totals ..'38      a     13     24     12      7  SCORE BY INNINGS.  Northport 0   0   1,3   0013     ���8  Nelson.: 0; 0  210   1  0   1    ���9  Harry Wright umpired both the North-  port-Rossland and the Northport-Nelson  games. '     ."   /T A"   ' .  FIREMEN'S RACES.  If there is one sport at which Nelson  takes first rank it is the sport of firemen's  races. For six years the firemen of Nelson have met all comers, ahd they have  almost an unbroken line of victories to  then* credit.   Joe Thompson and-'Harry  Houston and Jim Chambers have been  with the fire department of Nelson for  six years or over as firemen who work at  fires as well as help win victories iu lmb-  and-hub and wet-test races. George Eacritt and Kirby Douglas and chief Lillie  have seen three years service or over  with the department. The new men nre  Messrs.J Dill, Christopher, Leckie, and  Brett. The ten are as nice a bunch of  sprinters and quick-action firemen as^can  be found in Canada. -  This year their competitors wero from  Rossland and Trail. The hub-and-hub  race was contested by two teams only,  Trail not entering. The course was on  Baker street, the starting point being the  west line of Josephine'street and the finish 50 feet west of the west line of Ward  street. The course was therefore 25 feet  short of 150 yards. The- race was a  pretty one, the Rossland team being  slightly in the lead when half the distance was covered; but in crossing Ward  street, Joe Thompson, who was Nelson's  pacemaker, let out a lap or two, and Nelson's cart crossed the line five feet or  more ahead of Rossland.  A wet-test race is one in which luck  largely enters. Water may be turned on  too quick- for the two men who break  coupling and attach the nozzle, and a  "blow-off" is the result. There were  three such "blow-offs" on Thursday.  Rossland ran first and made quick time;  but the hydrantman was too quick for the  nozzleman, and there was a "blow-off."  Nelson came second and did the trick in  24 seconds, which is record time for contests under Kootenay rales. Last year  Nelson and Rossland tied in 20% seconds.  Trail had a snap for second place, but the  team tried for first, and got a "blow-off."  Rossland and Trail had to run over for  THE  The Dominion government will undoubtedly aid, the silver-lead mining industry-  'of; British Columbia by granting: a bounty of $15 a ton 011 the lead contents of the  ore. How the bount}*- is to be paid has not yet been settled. One point, however,  should not be lost sight of b}-- the people,of. Kootenay, aiid that is that the bounty  to be of any permanent benefit must be a fixed one for a stated number of 3^ears,  and not one that will disappear altogether through a sliding scale adjustment. While  The Tribune does not counsel a recommencement of public agitation on the question,  the delegation at Ottawa and the members in the house from British Columbia should  have all the backing possible in the stand they are making for a bounty for a stated  term of years. If a bounty of $15 a ton is paid for five years on lead smelted  Canada, giving the Canadian lead refiner the privilege of corroding  the United States and re-shipping it back to Canada on payment of 5  cost of corroding, it would enccnirage the investment of capital iu silver-lead mining  and not discourage the owners of our lead smelters. Under our present tariff laws  and regulations, Mexican and Spanish lead is corroded in Germany and admitted into  Canada on payment of 5 per cent duty; and lead corroded in Great Baitain is ad-  "liiitted^  111  his  per  product in  cent on the  even less,' under the preferential clause of" the tariff.  ROSSLAND'S MEMBER THE ONLY HONEST MAN  WHO SAT IN THE LAST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY  Smith Curtis made a speech at Rossland  on Tuesday night, and the Miner gives a  report of it that probably was in type tlie  day beforo tlio speech was delivered. Tho  speech is one of self-glorification, as aro  all Smith Curtis's speeches. He denounced  Joseph Martin and W. W. B. Mclnnes,  and extolled Smith Curtis and Richard  McBride. Tlie two first mentioned, according to Smith Curtis, aro political  crooks. Smith Curtis and Richard McBride, according to Smith Curtis, aro honorable and upright and far-seeing statesmen, who alone kept the province from  being despoiled of its lands and money.  Smith Curtis and Richard McBride were  the cables attached to the two sheet-  anchors that kept Britisli Columbia from  being driven on the Rocks of Spoliation.  The following is an extract from the  Miner's report of the speech: "Mr.  " Curtis then detailed the incident of the  " dinner at the Dallas hotel on the night  " of prorogation of the second session,  " where Martin had endeavored to detain  " him at table while a bill was being  " railroaded through thc house to grant  " the Canadian Pacific 900,000 acres of  "land to which they had 110 right, and  " which were to be selected anywhere in  " the province regardless of the railroad  " act. He had got to the house in time to  " block the bill, but found that Hon.  " Richard McBride, the present premier.  " was also prepared to block the bill, and  " that it was never introduced."  The dinner referred to in the words  quoted above was given by Martin to liis  followers, one of whom was Smith Curtis.  Curtis did not sit with his legs under the  mahogany quite ns long a.s the others,  and reached thc legislative assembly a  short half hour ahead of them; but he  had no more to do with preventing the  introduction of the bill referred to than  had the Sultan of Snlu. The statement  that Richard McBride was also prepared  to block the passage of the bill, had it  been introduced, is simply ridiculous. At  that time Richard McBride wns minister  of mines in the Dunsmuir government,  and had the bill been introduced, it would  have been introduced as a government  measure. At that time Richard McBride  was not "blocking" bills introduced by  the government:  The people of Britisli Columbia were  not despoiled of an acre of land or a dollar  of money during the life of tho last legislature, and if there is any credit due any  member for preventing such spoliation,  thc credit is not due to either Smith Curtis  or Richard McBride or any other member  who sat on the opposition side of thc  house.    According to the Rossland Evening  World, there was only one honest, upright, fearless, consistent, progressive, and  able man in the last legislature, and that  man was Smith Curtis of Rossland. If  impracticable and self-conscious ranting  constitutes the qualities a member of the  legislature should have, then Rossland  had a "peach" in the last legislature.  convention will be  about August 17th.  held at Colwood on or  The Camborne Miner is indignant lie-  cause the government lias $-10,000 for a  court-house at Nelson and no money for  trails in the mining division of which  Camborne is the center. Every thing conies  to those who have the patience to wait or  thc knack of helping themselves. Nelson  waited patiently for an appropriation for  a court-house, and the prospectors and  claini owners in Nelson district are in tin-  habit of building thoir own trails when  there i.s no government money in sight.  The Liberals of Esquimalt have adopted  the Conservative party methods of nominating candidates. ami for the purpose of  selecting and apportioning delegates, the  district was divided and representation  allowed for as follows: Esquimalt, 4;  Colwood, Coldstream nnd Highland, 2;  Metchosin, 2; Sooke and Otter Point, 2,  and Port Renfrew  '-'���   I'1'1- nominating  The Victoria Times says "there is a proposal to transplant D. M. Eberts from his  old constituency of Saanich to Cowichnn.  In doing so, however, residents of the  latter riding who have political aspirations take exception, and protest against  their chances being destroyed in this  way."    It is announced from Revelstoke that  "Tom" Taylor of Trout Lake will not  contest Revelstoke a.s the standard-bearer  of the Conservative party. "Jim" Kellie  is likely to bo the Liberal candidate.  A. J. McMillan, managing director of  the LeRoi mining company of Rossland,  may be the Liberal candidate for the City  of Rossland. J. A. Macdonald, a lawyer,  is also spoken of as a candidate.  Mrs. R. F. Green and her son and  daughter were in Nelson on Wednesday,  and after viewing the celebration went on  to Victoria, when; they will reside for a  time. Mr. Green, who is minister of  mines and provincial secretary in the McBride. government, has gone to Ottawa  along with Charles Wilson, president of  the council.  second place. Rossland was tlie favorite  in tho betting, 2 to 1 being the odds; but  they had another "blow-off," which put  them out of the race. The Trail team  ran and took their time, making the run  in 37 seconds. Tho course was 100 yards  to tho hydrant aud lay 150 feet of hose.  The races were free from the "jangling" that so often mars such contests.  Nelson's boys took ��250 of the prize  money, and Rossland and Trail .$75 each.  Earlier in the day there was a handicap  race for Nelson firemen, the prize being a  gold watch of uncertain value. The distance was 100 yards. Thompson, Houston, and Christopher were on the scratch;  Dill and Brett had two yards; Chambers  4 yards; and Leckie, 6 yards. The  starter did not know the positions of the  different men, and when he gave the  word "go," big Joe Thompson may have  had a trifle the best of it. Anyway, he  won the watch, aud Jim Chambers took  second place with all the glory that comes  to being so near a winner.  DRILLING   CONTESTS.  The drilling contests were not up to the  contests of former years, either in number  of contestsug teams or artistic work,  Nelson has had contests the equal of any  held in America, but those of this year  were only interesting from the fact that  the drillers were men who had not made  records for themselves in previous contests.    The rock in which the drilling was  done was a fine one, but hard. It was set  in the vacant ground east of the Queen's  hotel, and.the first team to test it was McLennan and Thomey. They put down a  hole 32J^ inches iu 15 minutes, which was  good work. Haggarty and Taylor, the  next team, merely drilled to prevent a default.- They had no steel, and used that  of McLennan and Thomey. When their  hole was measured it was down 29 niches.  The second day's contests were much the  same as those of the first. The prizes  were for all-comers. McDonald and Mc-  Gillivray, one of whom did his first drilling at Nelson three, years ago, started the  contest. Their hole measured 34% inches.  The next team was McLennan and  Thomey; but then1 steel proved no good  and their hole was only in 27.inches-.when  measured. The third team, Haggartry and  Taylor, drilled with steel used by an opposing team', as ���:��� they did in the first  day's contest. iThey -won-.; second'money  .by getting*down their hole 81 inches.  ' Tlie single-hand drilling came last, and  there were two contestants, Kileel of the  Athabasca mine and Gallagher a granite  quarryman: Kileel had bad luck,' his  steel breaking in the hole. Gallagher  won with a hole down 6% inches, Kneel  having 6J�� inches above the top of the  broken'drill-point.  Stanley McLellan and Harry Thomey  are from thc North Star .mine-in East  Kootenay; A. J. McGillivray and J. P.  McDonald are from the Union Jack mine  at Ymir; B. E. Taylor works at the Venus  mine, near Nelson, and H. Haggarty, his  partner, arrived from the coast a day or  two beforo the celebration. Bruce White,  Frank Phillips, Jacob Dover, and John  Houston did the judging and timekeeping.  EAKLY SETTLEltS'  KACE.  A special feature was a race for Kootc-  uay's early settlers, and it was one of the  good minor events of tho celebration. In  the first race six braves toed the scratch  after divesting their clothes and placing  j_h____je_A_2U'^_.in_isaf(__h__ids.__Ife-.was=a=  heat race, 2 in 3, and all the heats were  ran. The race was for "blood," and an  Indian who stood six feet in moccasins  and wore a red necktie took lirst money.  A race for Indian women followed, with  two entries. It was a dead heat and both  got first money.  These races were followed with races  for boys and girls. The first was for boys  under four feet, and had a dozen starters.  Thero was a tie or two, and in the run-ofl's  Audrey Jackson won first, Lloj'd Jackson  second, and Charlie Swannell third place.  Time M seconds.  A race for girls followed, ami the lineup showed about 20 with both feet on (he  scratch. They went oil' in a bunch, and  were all paid prizes in a bunch. Katie McPhee, the winner, getting five cents more  than any Of the others. Little hits of girls  then had a nice, and they ran in a ilock.  A little girl in a red frock appeared to  lead for a time, but she looked back so  often to see what the others were doing  that sho lost the race. Tliey all got prizes,  however, and all went back to their  mothers happy.  Charlie AVatormaii bossed these races,  John Houston did the starting, and Will  Irvine judged at the line and kept track  of the winners.  IIOKSK  HACKS.  The horse races on Thursday forenoon  were witnessed by seven to eight hundred  people. It was not possible to stick to the  programme, so the races were ruu go-as-  you-please, with the result that everybody  was more or less pleased. The starting  point wa.s at Turner, Beeton & Co."s corner and the finish at Thorpe <& Co."s, 350  yards. The first race wa.s heats, best- 2 in  3, 5 to enter 3 to start. The judges finally  got four to enter, two being fill-ins.  Bobby Whittet rode Bay Polly and Alec  McDonald was astride of Ed Ferguson's  chestnut mare. They got off fairly even,  jockey McDonald having a shade the best  of it. He took the heat. In the second  heat, jockey Whittet had a slight advantage in the start, but he didn't keep Ihe  advantage, and the winner of the lirst  heat won the second, and took $75, first  money. Whittet got $25, second money.  This was followed by a pony race. There  wore only two to start: one a black pony,  tlie other a big rawboncd horse. They  go I off oven and managed to reach the  wire.    In thc second heat there Were three  to start.   This was not in accordance with  racing rules, but the people were out to  see a race and the starter did not allow  technicalities to mar the fun.   The new  pony was a little buckskin and was ridden  by Con Cummins.   They, got the word,  but the black pony bolted the track at the  Lakeview hotel and the rawboned horse  took the brush near the Economist office,  and the little buckskin went through to  the'wire.   There 'was no waits between  heats, and they lined up for the third-  time.   The starter got them off with all'  three having the best of it in the first"  hundred feet; but at the Gluepot their  noses were in line.   They ran this way ���  for about a hundred yards when the black -  pony again bolted.   The big horse, however, needed the full width of the street,  so the little buckskin won easily the $8  that went to first.   Blake Wilson was -  judge at the wire and John Houston did  the starting. '  - " *   **  ��� -.-���'. *-  Charles A. Waterman was general director of the celebration, and did much  to make it a success: Fred Starkey looked  after everything with the assistance of ,  alderman Irving, and no grumbling was  heard. Jacob Dover and James McPhee  had charge of the recreation grounds, and  there were few hitches or delays.  One of tho amusing features was the  work of the Coontown Fire Brigade on  Wednesday evening. Their uniforms were  Nelson's colors, green and white. They -'  put out a fire and then were allowed the  freedom of Baker street. Fred Bosquet  was chief and John Linebaugh first as- *  sistant.  There were also lawn tennis games,  quoit pitching; log chopping, sprinting,  nnd ai dozen other sports, besides children's  choruses under the direction of W. A.    ,  Jowett.  Two of tho amusing incidents of,the   :  celebration were Fred Starkey leading the'*-;;  band of "early settlers" and Jakey Dover ...  keeping time at the drilling contest.  When the celebration was all over,'-"'  everybody appeared satisfied, which' is/-;  the best evidence that the affair was well"':  managed. - '   f. ., ���,-'���_  RETURNED FROM SOUTH AFRICAi&i   .       .    ,, yy.'V^iCil  A. E.   Hodgins,' who left' Ne_i-b_t?for��(��-|  South Africa in��� 1899 as^' a lieutenaiit^ii^:  in the First Canadian  Contingent' and-V  who has been in that country since his  arrival there, returned to Nelson on Wednesday evening on the Crow's Nest boat.  Mr. Hodgins was at Paardeburg, where    ,  the Canadians distinguished themselves,'  and had hard service in the field.   He was <  afterwards  transferred to the construction department of the Imperial Railway' ,'  Service, with the rank of major.   When'  the war closed he was retained in the  same department, and is now in charge of  new construction in the crown colonies,  the railways of which are still being operated by the imperial government.   At  present new construction is confined to  building short branches as feeders to the  main lines.    Mr. Hodgins has quite a  number of Canadians with him, among  others Bland of Hamilton,  Armstrong of  Montreal, Moody of Kaslo, Coryelle of  Greenwood, Walters of Ottawa, Hirsch of  Nelson, Grogan of Rossland, White of  _Calgary,JV[iddleton_of I_mgston,_Jtewart=  of Kaslo, and Campbell of Rossland.   All  the railways in South Africa are 3 foot 0  inch gango and the heaviest engine used  is a 105-tonner.  Mr. Hodgins lives at Johannesburg,  which is an expensive place, but the only  big city in the country. Speaking in a .  general way, he says South Africa is no  country for a i*oor num. The mines alone  keep the country goiup, and were they  closed down South Africa would go backward. The ono great question to adjust, *  apart from tho political one, is that of  labor. Whilo skilled labor is paid good  wages, tho common laborer, however,  i.s the Kaffir, and white men cannot be induced to do the labor they perform. Since  the war, tho Kaffir does not take kindly  to working in the mines, and tho big  houses, or companies, operating tho mines  are trying to induce the government to  allow them to import 250,000 Chineso.  The mines aro permanent; but the ore is  low grade, aud every economy must bo  practiced in order to make them pay.  Mr. Hodgins say the Boers are fine men  pliysicall3', and apparently as siniple-  miiidcd as children; but they aw sharp  aud shrewd and tricky when it conies to  trading. They are divided into three  classes. One class is called "rebels," that  is, men who were enlisted by the British  in the last year of the war to do scouting,'  guard stations, and such work. This  class is hated by the other Boers. The  next class "haud-ups," that is, men who  sunvndercd during the war and were sent  to St. Heleua, Ceylon, and other out-of-  the-way places as" prisoners of war. They  have all been returned to their homes aud  helped to reestablish themselves as farm- ,  ers and stockraisers. The third class is  made up of the men who fought to the  last. They are the men who believed the  British would do as they had done so often  before, that is, give way to the Boers.  They are still irreconcilable and the one  element that the government will have  difficulty iu dealing with.  Mr. Hodgins left his wife and chUdron  in England aud will remain here for a  week or ten days. Ho looks well, having  changed but little. Ho is a trifle more  grave than when he was captain of Nelson's company of the Rocky Mountain  Rifles, but that would wear off wore he to  remain iu Kootenay and take pot luck  with men who never expect to be millionaires or who are never contented unless  thev me in debt. The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.    Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all; paid up)..:: $13,379,240.00  REST     9,000,000.00  UNDIDVIDED PROFITS        724,807.75  UF ���_    1  Head   Office,   Montreal  KT.  HON'. LOUO .STRATHCONA  AND  MOUNT 110 YAL, G.C.M.C*.,   J'l-cslilriit.  HON*.  0.  A.   I>Rl'MMONt>,'vice-I'resldent. K. S.  CI.OU.STOX, '.Viienil .MnliiiBi'r.  NELSON BRANCH f'or,,or Bttker M,,rt  Kootenay Streets  A.   H.   BUCHANAN,  lyidiittKer.  The Ganaclian Bank of Commerce  ��� '.."���' '��� '���'��� '    -     AVith whicli is amalgamated  ���<i';" -The .Bank;- of British  Columbia  MAID. UP'CAPITAL....;..;.:  i ���:. ** 8,700,000  I6ESKRVE fuxi).......    ..,v... ���.<....'       Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  ACU3RKOATK KESOUKCKS; OVKK.... .��� 7l!,000,000'  will poll about . 7000 votes, or more  than will be polled on Vancouver  Island, and more than will be polled in  Vancouver and the five Lower Fraser  Valley constituencies. Yet, the politi-  ticians ou Vancouver Island and in  Vancouver, aud the Lower Fraser Valley  all say Kootenay and the Boundary have  too large a representation. And there are  politicians in Kootenay who agree with  them; but the politicians in Kootenay  who do so are of tho kind that are never  happier than when they are hanging on  to someone's'coat-tails. ���--���v.,  ��� -'"���'"'!   ''"'   !':]IOX.',(iKQ. A., COX,  I'resideiit.,   B. E.WALKER, Oilcral .Manager-.:, ���������.-:���  -;.-.:>-,:'    J'-i.' .'ii- '-- ���-.���.<.������'-.���  ;���-; �����--'.'- ���-���������-' '    ��� ���'-' -'Savings   Batik;   Depa-rtrrient        ''.'",'.  . *���'<-.'-��� ���' -i'. :'v.";   -'  ','[.'. ''Peposlls received nnd interest allowed -.-,-,���  IwigiUSON-iBRANCH.:. ..i ������ ��� ' I'      BRUCE HEATHCOTE,  Manager1  The Nelson Tribune  ���/-.-.'/',....,. -J Founded In. 1892..     ...   .,-..,..  % Uv THE "TRIBUNE 'COMPANY, LIMITED,     '  'i:ir.:'..ii   ' ���; i-'-'^PROPRIETORS."  '.'"��� -'���    '���    '" '      -  -f 'Office:'McDonald 'Block,; Bkkcir. Street.  ^he Nelsox.Tribuj*** is:sorved^by carrier to  subscribers in Nelson or'sent by mail-to any  address in Canada or the United States for $1.00  a'vearV'jiHce'to'Great-Britain, postage paid,  **1'.50. r-*. No.'subs-riptidn 'taken for ��� less ��� than'k  year. /.&ih>.}!r. ,>���:<,< JOHN-,HO.USTON,>Editor.: ���  ;0v SATURDAY,7 JULY 4; 1903"  K-'..->j<-'pi-'iCjT.----fu'jii'i,:��'!."   ���-'-'��� .���������r'.i.'i "-'<:���'!������������    *.'i-"���������'..  7 ;[/i(]qiite'd-��it: Rftvelstpke, September 13th, ;1902].  - ' 1. Thattiiisconvention reaffirms tliepolfcy-'o'f  the .party in matters of provincial roads and  trails; the ownership and control, of railways  iand" the  development   of the agricultural -re-  ; sourccs-of the province, as laid down in -the.plat-  1'-foi_i"adopted'In Oetober,' 1899, 'which is as folT  -iows:A ^Ai^^A'^A^^''---^ '���'������' :.-.'$ "' ..--���'������'���-���������:'/  S;<'.:.'.'.lT6 actively aid in- the construction' of trails  Sr-throughout.the undeveloped portions of thepro-  -jrvihee and the building oi provincial trunk roads  ?*of public necessity. ..r, ���;,<���.< y.y. :..;.!> '���,,;,,,''���.-/:-.  :?' "To'adopt the!principles of government own-  "orship of railways in so far as the: cireuin'starices-'  "of the province *wlH admit,- and-the* 'adoption of  'the principle that no bonus should be granted to  ; "any railway company .which-does not give'the  fovcrnment of the province control of rates over  ines bonused. together with the-, option o��- purchase:1 **u- /--':������'>--���   -   ������>'������ r-   .-������*��� ������������<*.; --���  ��� i   '-'To actively assist by state aid in thc develop-;  ment of t_6 "agricultural-resource's 6f the pro-  |l,yiiicc..y'.'.'i.;';',;������/���.���.;'y     *'-.;y.:-.-.���'������.���'. ' '.���,'-.'   *��� -���   ���'  v&:2.. That in tlie meantime and-until tlie rail-  1 wa'ypplicy abore^set;forth*dan be'accomplished,  In general railway, act be passed,, giving .freedom  | Mo-construct railways-under certain approved  '���-��� regulations, analogous to thc system that lias resulted in such extensive railway construction iu  'the United-States," with so 'inuqh advantage., to  .tradei*,ndcommerce,*   '.-/j.'     -.- ���  -  Ar    -  :' :3.'';"That to encourage the mining industry, the  ftaxatloh of metalliferous mines _hould be on'tho.  ;basis',of a,percentage on the net profits. v'.  .-y ;4.:Tliat the, government ownership of telc-  J phonb'^systems shbuld bbbrought.about as a first'  IfStepinth'e acquisition of public utilities. ;.-.-;.  -y 5. :.^)iat;aporti6h of "every coal area hcrealter  to be. disposed of should be reserved from sale or  ' ;lea'se,,so that st_te, owned mines easily  accessible, iftheiroperation becomes necessary  /or (idvisable. '.'��� ..-���'. r  ;;.' C.iThaV'la' the: pulp land" leases  provision  ,sliould be made, for reforesting and-that steps  :'should be.taken-for the general preservation of  lyforcsts by-guarding against the wasteful destruo-  r.tlon'oftimber._.-,,,--. ,-,-���   ' 'j        '      '       ": ',.  |*/?*r.7��:Tl*_t the legislature and government of the  I ^province should persevere in. tne'effort to secure  Jlthei-jjcclflsiop .pf, Asiatic labor,, (-,,,;' ���, - -. ;... ���,,. (:  Ife|i8^vTJlai^.tIien}atter.of:be|tter terms ln -(the wo,y;  li'of s'ubsiay'anolj'appropriaticihs for. .the provinco  l^hW-ld'be'vigorousIy'pressed'upoh'theDom'inib'h'  kgoyiernwietxtifhiUi -.,<������')ii.���'.<������'���'-1 '.V.    -.-I-'-.' :-������"���'  J ���'��� ��� 9!t(tTh_'t'thffs_lver-_ea6' industries. of the' pro-  I.Vvinjpe beio?tered{i*4d the imposi-  l;tion*o'i'"ihierease'd '^customs "<Iuties. on lead and  1 lead prod net. iniporte'd i'iito!:Ca'niida,"- and - that  Mhe*iOonservat_ve_kitfen*J'er3__of__the_LDomiiiii*iaj  "llojise be jurKe-i.-,tor support any -piotion-:iutrfl.-  ducea!for;sucn a purpose."" 'T"   ",, '..,..,'v -,,   ...  10.   That as industrial disputes almost invii'rl-  ��biyr_es'ult'ilivgreat loss aWd'-'injiii.-'both to-the  I parties directly concerned and to the'public.-leg-  islatlon, shoKld-bo passed Mo, provide, means for  nn iiTmicableadJu^tmentof s'uciidis'p'tftpiO-ctweeu  | employers arid'employees.- ' '��� '���'   '- ���'���''- '  11;  Thatit'is advisable'to fo_tcr'thc riianu'fac-'  i tureof the raw-products>of< theprovince Mlthin���  the province, as far, as practicable by.means of,,  I taxation o'ri'th'e said raw, products', subject to  rebate of thc'same Itrwlicile or part''When innnu-  1 facturcd liiilltitish Columbia,  i    ���,���       ��������� K   ;���������>  C0NSERYATIVE CONVENTIONS.  Ata, meeting, o( the executive pfthc I'rovlnolal  I Conservative Association, held at Vancouver, the  I province wits divided into II ve divisions for origan teat/ion purposes. The Kootenay-Uoundnry  Idlvlsioniifmufleiip of,tl'e following provincial  Ielec'fion districts: Revelstoke,Columbia,Fernie,  IC'rant-fobk, Ymir; Krisloysioeiin,-Orand Forks,  ICireenwood, the City of Rossland and the Cftyof  I Nelson. ..At.the.samo meqtlng tlie following reso-  Ilotions were adopted:  [ 1. Tliatconventl'dnsfornonifnatinguahdidates  Ifor members of the legislative assembly be made  I up of delegates,chosen as follows:,. -,.  I   (a)   In city electoral districts, one delegate for  I every fifty- and f raetion of ilfty- votes liolled at  Itlie provincial election held ;in 1U0O, and iMhc divided.lnto.wards, the proportion of dele-  Igatesfor each 'ward shall' be based on the vote  Ipull'cd In fciieli w_rd at the last municipal elec-  II Ion.     ii :..;   ..''.i-   t-.      :>.���!.     ������:< i  I   (b)   In other, electoral,,districts, one delegate  ��� for every ilftv or 'fra'efibn of fifty votes polled at  Ithc provincial 'election* h'eld'in l'JOO, the delegates  Ito be apportfoned. to polling placcx, or as near  llliereto as will be fair tf) the.votersof the.iliffei--  lunt neighborhoods.   '*"  -    "   ','  I 2. The electlon'of delegates shall be at public  ���meetings, -held at ji doslgnated central place in  leach polling.division, or in .each ward In. cltv  ���electoral districts, if the city is divided. Into  Iwards.' At such public meetings only those who  ��� pledge themselves, to vote-for-the candidate or  ���candidates selected at, the nominating convention  ���shall be entitled to a vote for delegates.  I 3. Two-weeks"notice shall be'given of the pub-  llic meetings at which delegates are to be elected,  ���and .nominating,conventions.shall be held in  leity electoral districts two days after the day on  ���which delegates'are'elected,'and In other elec-  Itoral.distriets seven daysaftor.i'.All nominations-  Tthrougl(qut theprovince, to be mnde at a desig-  biated central place in each electoral district, and  Ion the same day. '���'��� ������'-"   ������' ���"  ���  ���I. Allinotlccs of- the date of public, meetings  Ifor the election of delegates to.ijominatlng eon-  K-entions, the apportionment''of delegates, and  ���(he place'and date of 'nominating conventions  Tin thc several electoral districts shall be prepared  liy the .member of the.execullve of the division  pn which' the.electoral districts are situate, and  Bssuedovcr the names'of the president arid secre-  inry of the Provinoial .Conservative- Association.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  I will be a candidate for member of the legislative assembly for the City of. Nelson at the next  general election, provided I am nominated by a  uly constituted convention of the Liberal-Conservative party. JOHN HOUSTON.  .   Nelson, June 9th, 1903.  I   The Liberal newspapers of the province  'are iising as campaign thunder a letter  written by James Dunsmuir on the Chinese question; hut these same newspapers fail to explain when James, Dunsmuir' was authorized by the .Conservative  party to give expression to its views on  tlie Cliinese or any'"other-question;' James  Dunsmuir is a large' employer of labor'  an'(l .has.some. peculiar notions as to the;  rights of .employers. . Hehas just as much  right to 'have'these' peculiar notions as'ahy'  oth'ermatihas'to have:.peculiar.'notions'-,  D., J".: Munn ,ofNew Westminster lis also a:  large employer/-of--labor; ^VHe' also has  some i!pecnliai* ��� ..notions'* oii7 tho' Chinese  questioni^iHas notions',are':hiso,wn, just,  as are Ifc:^Dunsmuir's. ��� Mr. ,.Muun is a,  Liberal,: bfltdt-wouldbe^unfair'to say, be"-?  caTise' he is'in'favOr of Chinese labor, that''  heyoices'theyiews of tiie.^Liheral 'pai*ty:.  Oii.that questioit-.iiiMi'-.D'uusmuii* is cred-.--  ited-with being a> Gonsers'ative-;" hut ;the '  Conservative party1 'is 'iii' ho'way'Tj6und to'*  accept _iis'yiows ciil'the'Chinese, question.  The, firstj candidjate,, that >yas; nominated  by the.Liberals to'contesfcaprovincial constituency at the coming election.' has very;  - prb'nounce'd views-''oil' the' Chinesei.'ques-  tion.'  He'("Tom" Patterson7of. Sydney) <  is entirely in accord;<with (the' views of  James Dunsmuir on that'question,''yet'  the Conscn-atives have not", placed ' James  Dnnsniuir. in nomination to, contest a con-,  s'tituency.': ��� The Liberal party has been in ���  po^Vei- at Ottawa," since -1890.;'; What' has,'  it donej-'dimngthe seyen-years it has had'.,  tihe.pp>yer, to restrict,undesh-able, Asiatic,  iinniigi*ation?.   That is a question the Liberal newspapers should answer:  1 1 Dominion Day is to Canadians what the  Fourth of'July is to the people of tlie Ke-  . public of the United. States. It is their  : national birthday. On July 4th, 1776, the  1 people of. thirteen British colonies in.  America declared themjely es^ tobe free  , ancrmdOpendenlofTih'e.: nioth^er5 country,;  ��� and,they, gaiiied tlieh* independence on  the ^battlefield. On July 'the 1st, 18(17,  'the people of -fom* British colonies,  also in Amei-jca, decided, to form a feder-  atiou that would give them more freedom,  'in the way of self-govemineut, nnd they  obtained what they wanted' from the  .mother country by ah act'of parliament.  The Republic of thc United, States lias  been amation for over a hundred years,  and its people believe thouiselves to bo ihe  freest and most independent' on earth.  The,Dominion of Canada has been a nation for about a third of a century,'and its  people are more democratic than those of  the Republic. , The people of tho one,  country celebrate, their nation's birthday  with noise and oratory. Tlie people of  the other forego the oratory and have tlie  mininium of noise and the maximum of  outdoor sport. Both are happy on their  birthdays,'and the world-has been benefited through their coming. May both bo  celebrated to tho end of time.  The'members of the General Assembly  of the Church of Scotland spent a considerable portion of one of their valuable  days  valorously pounding away, at the  Confession of Faith, and denouncing the  spiritual provender of scores of generations   Of oiu* forefathers as niere. hell-!  broth brewed in the dark ages. . Prmcipal  Story has discovered that, instead of being  a'Christian minister brought,tip upbh tlie  pure milk of the, word of .truth, he is ^a  Pagan suckled in a creed outworn:" lAud^i  according.-to this reverend Julian, so are  we -all- or so-have hiost 'Of: lis' -bdei'i.  ��� TWoiighout'' our. deluded': liyes we, have  been,. every, Sunday,, by the. mouth of .Dr.  : Story,- thanking a - monstrous divinity of  the Pagan imagination that .we'were bohi'  :ih a land.of iight, the.heirs.'of'-ages.j-if  Gospel truth, the, favored,of Heaven, and;  not - as > those blind and bigoted Hindus ���  iaild' demOn-worshipers, to'whord' ih'6ur!  ���love and piity we have be!en's^hdihg.pioi}_.  missionaries to. teach the' sweet' story ,b_'  I Divine love' and eternal tbrnieht.'-' How.  horribly we have all been deceived!" Yet'  not'all -:ofy"us."'* ThO enlightenment that  ;has forced itself  upOh' principal' Story*j  isihee'he solemnly accepted the Con_e'_si6n'  ;of Faith as the confession of 'his''faith,"  and" vowed that to it he��� would cohst_iitiJ*'  adhere^-the hoary ree'reaht'!���that'reyera--  tioii \vas clear a_: noonday^niore than a.J  century ago to a!'simple'-Ayrsh_re'|)ltthgh-"'  man,' who communicated it to hi_ 'cbuii-���'.;'  trymen in: imnibrtal words which prihei-'  pal:St0ry how ;elaborately^ p'araphKisOs;  The' speech of this Reverend Doctor* of',  Divinity - in; tho General Assembly' of 'the','  Church of Scotland is but'1 ah expahdod'  and diluted version of ..the famous first  stanza of Holy Willie's Prayer.   Burns  jwas a century and a quarter ahead of the  Church of Scotland in understanding .of.  the truth, and a millennium ahead of i��  in'frank and fearless utterance.  ^Burns,.  said, the Church, clasping the Confession  to its bosom, was a blasphemer; now the  blasphemers are the Lectors of Divinity,  and the blasphemy is cheered within the  walls of the Assembly. '.\ '.-',.   .....  I Whether principal:Stery and* an apparently acquiescin-* General Assembly are  iight or,wrong in what-they-:how say  about the doctrines of the Confession it is  hot for us to.deternine; but thig at least;,  miist be said: ' If tliey are right then it  is,<not disestablishing that.the Church  heeds, but7 abolition. Delehdar" est" Car-'  thago. It should be swept off the _fair.  face of ] creation. ' Not "because it has  taught for centm-ies the ''terrific doctrines" which principal Story-- curses'"-by  all,Iris modern gods���not because it taught  for, ages sa, creed .which it profoundly he-.,  lieVed���but' because it still, when it ho  longer believes thein,. teaches every Sunday, and encourages our schools' to' teach  on.week days, that outworn creed and  those "terrific doctrines."..- It is'iiot relief  to the conscience of ministers that is the  j-reiit need of the.tinie; it. is the discontinuance by them of the practice of teach-  ing^vhat, it seems, not disbelieve  but abominate." Thoy may hot all feel  quite so strongly as principal. Story; but  nothing'was said "Or'done to raise the  smallest doubt of their general concurrence in'his opinion. ' Dr. Scott'hoped"  few of them held principal Story's view's  about the Confession, but he.' did not say.  a syllable in defense of the doctrines  which the principal condemned: Yet  they authorize and even insist upon the  teaching of the Shorter Catechism to the  ^risinggeneratipJ___f Jhe^people.^^Andihe,  "terrific doctrines" are nowhere more  nakedly set forth than in that excellent  manual of Calvanism. "The axis round  which the whole system revolves," says  Ha__y H. W_i_<J  FIRE, LIFE,  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  MINES AND  REAL ESTATE  w  WE  MANUFACTURE  Shirts,  Overalls,!'  Denim Pants, -  Tweed Pants, -  Cottonade Pants,   :  Junipers,".  Blouses,  I  Engineers' Jackets',  Walters'Jackets,  :  Barbers' Jackets,   ;  Gingham Jackets,  Mission Flannel,  Underwear,     j  Cooks' Aprons and  Caps,  Carpenters' Aprons,  Walters' Aprons,  Painters' and Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw Coats,  Mackinaw Pants,'  Tarpaulins,  Dunnage Bags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses?, \yhar( Street,   ,    ,  Factory, 1 Bastion Street  -VICTORIA,   BC.  Trials  Triumphs of Workingmen  +yrw  ���^iT'-T y^r  ���  ���"T'*  iprincipal Story, "is election!" Let the  ipepple":of ��� the Church read what, he says  jabout the system and the, axis, and then  |cair upon him and his hrethren.tosay the  .Church'-hiak'es tlifeir cliil'dffen feet.liy he&rt'  such''stat_inerits':as"''God, hiivirigr out1 -_'''���  ���His mere good pleasure from all .eternity  elected some" to everlasting life," and so  on, We pass no judgment on the theol-  ���pgy. ^ .But,,|he._p,ublic ig ,houndy���tofc,pass  "judgment On a' body of men who, thinking  ^.as.prinpipgl. St.pry thinfesjconceiaiiyg ihat  theology, permit and even enjoin the  teaching*0f itiu"the homes and the schools  of the people. When the Assembly.issues  an instruction that' the; Shorter Catechism  shall no longer be. taught to children we}  may begin to believO in ;the: bonscientioiis  difficulties of ministers about, the formula,  of subscriptions -   ;>   ,-   -.-"7     ���<���-    '..*'������  P  1IAKKK STREET  iXELSOX/ H.C.  Second Hand Store  ������.   :.,      (..,.-,, and !.,, ,. ....:...Jt  China Hall  The thirty-fifth annual co-opeiiitivo congress at Doncast'er was attended by 1500  delegates: representing societies throughout tlie United Kingdom. They wero able  to congratuhito themselves upon a year  of wonderful progress. The returns made  -by 344 societies showed* that houses built  and owned by,s.nuui,bered>'247,  houses built and sold numbered0 5080,  houses built by members on advances  made by the societies...numbered 28,940,  while the.-.expenditure in -this..direction  totalled ��8,127,155. Tho number, of cooperative societies at the end of 1902 was  IG'38,. an .increase of 104 societies on ten  year}-, ago. The .number,of members��� of  co-operative societies today is 2,022,208, a  gain, of 788,445 or, 68.2 per cent on 1892.  Share, capital, stood ten years ago ati-618,-  999,601,, today it .amounts, to ��25,904,113,  an increase of ��ll,904,012,or 85 per, cent.:  Sales in,1892 were, ��50,484,709, in 1902  ��85,586,70.8, an increase, of ��35,101,939,,or,  95.5 per. cent. Profits for-1892 wero ��4,r  787,027, for. 1902 ��9,594,853, an .increase of;  ��4,8p,7,3?6,,or 100,4 per cent.-;,: ������>.���-���  ...,  .Organizer, Canieron ���of the American  , Labor Union, ,of Denver, Colorado, held- a  ' meeting.of^ysboys of Victoria ,last  iweefe'* for the 'purpose lof.'. organizing .'.a,  ^eSV'sboys' union under the, political-in-  di*ist_ial orjjanizatioh, '.Half a dozehjlittle  ! cli'aps ranging' from, ,8' to, 14 years '\yefe,  ;present. rThe, little "fellows aye .making  : eiiijuiries  of:; what ;is' meant by ' 'class-.  '. conscious,'' ��� 'full i*fddnct of, their labor,''  i "publici ownership of the]means of^.'pro-,  jductibh',: "and';; distribution.'',' ^ ���",Because.',  |of, .their !'ten(leir' years;', the  '''newsies"  j are ."unable ���; .to':'grasp.' the .'.hieahihg ' oi',  jphrdses such &s these; but;'u'nlilceso]ine of  iriper years; "'shbw^. more, wisdom',by' ac-';  ikhowledgfhg.theuv'i'gnorahce and asking'  'fOf more light."" . ""      " ;..,. -.'..'"'.'....'t  j ' The ''International'Min'.i*s'-' tsCongre_sJ  Iwhich was held-at Brussels" recently' was'  attended by 41 British delegates, 9 German.  '6''frenchmen, l'Austritin, and 14;Bel-.  giaiis.- It was announced that the Anieri:'  can rederatioh 0faMhi'ers Svill be repre-!  sen ted at the next congress1.'''"'.' n   ''    :;~ '  .   The London, England, Trades' Council  has just issued the  report of a useful  ���, A number of societies have.i  beei*TaSdeS to the council duiing the yeai',;  and, at^the end of 1902 it consisted of so-.i  cieiies*aiici "Branches representing 107 sep-'*;  Silver King Hotel;  ���'���'���'">:'   ' yHAKERrSTR]_ET,   NEI_30N       ;"    -,  i    ���-,-.) !J  :' D_,*nEl.   OLD '"MANAG���_��__!���_T  .., RATES $1.00 PER DAY  arato industries, with a membership of  59,050. The council's" income was ��1279.  The council has, adopted a scheme; for securing trade union representation on pub-,  lie bodies, and by declaring that candidates for parliamentary, and county council elections must be members of a trade  union, the council hopes, "to avoid the capture of the movement by political adventurers who occasionally claim and obtain  the sufferages of the workers."  The delegate,to the trades and, labor  council is supposed to represent the union  sending him. If he is a faithful. representative he will.endeavor to voice the  wishes, views and sentiments of his union  rather than those stared by himself.  Trade unionism and socialism are two  entirely different matters, and the delegate who, unknown to his union, takes  advantage of his position to endeavor, to  advance the Socialist political party is  unfaithful to his union, to say the least....:  ^,,The action a few weeks ago,"of the. GhiT,  cago Federation of Labor in regard to'  the endorsement of hasty and ill-cohsid:.  ered strikes, wherein it declared,  would, not .endorse.^ajstrike unless.'.the  grievance had first b^'en.. si^laected to its7  executiye' connnitteei and it giyeu a chance.  to .bring about, a, ^ett'ement, had', tfi^ effect of making, the Chicago Federation of.  Labor' a"conciliation ,committee, and,,it,  . has.-proved one^of the most potential fac-,  I to**-, in securing peace in Ohicagp..,-,    ,.   ,.'  ; i,There are few men who cadibeat the:  record. of Thomas. Green, of' Westwood, ���  England, who,has,just completed seventy  'years', work as a miner. lie commenced  workuWheu he.was scarcely eight- years  old.. He has .never-'s work,  through illness- and. during ��� his' many-  yearsi of labor ihe has been fortunate���  enough- to escape accident.- He has been;  imarried itwice, has 12 children, 66 grand-!  children,.and 88 great-grandchildren. -  i At a meeting of the 'Brotherhood-'of  ;RaUway7Tra_nnieh! in'Deliver a few days  ago, grand master Morrissey declared that'1  the time would-soon come in' the world  of organized labor when the .'���contract'  breaker?' 'would be' as detestable as the  i"scab."'' ���" ��� i  ������*���'���'��� ���- .:-���'������������������'��� ;-'-'    -"--;  ; ji ..-: .ny.-.-.-.i-. -j rr r-?'.-.--!.'   ������������     /-������������ ������  i- .Thererballotiug in Germany leave the  standing iof. the,. principal parties as follows: Socialists, 79, seats; ���Conservatives  'and.. .-Free  Conservatives, ��� 69>; ' National' i  Liberals, 49; Richter Radicals, 44: Borth  Radicals, 9; German Radicals, 14; Centre  Party, 99. The Poles, Alsatians, Hanoverians, Danes; and auti->Seihities have  gained 26, making their combined strength  56. There are yet two districts to hear  from. ���   "Tho case oi''SuTali vs. tho Federation of  Musicians of Toronto is to go to a higher  court. Mr. Small was given leave at Osgoode hall a few days ago to appeal from  the judgment of Mr. justice McLennan,  which set forth that the Federation could  not be properly served, and the members  thereof rendered liable in an action where  the writ was only served on tlie officers of  the local union.  John Dixon, a carriage manufacturer of  Toronto, has taken action against the  Globe newspaper for publishing an advertisement which read: "Carriage and wagon workers' strike on in Toronto. H.  Thompson."      ^^^___  Tho issuance of a charter by thc Ameri-  : can FedOratiou of Labor to a recently or-  : gauized Los Angeles, California, union of  \ Japanese laborers is fetching forth favor-  ; able"and unfavorable criticism.  The Retail. Clerks' International Pro-  itective Association now has..a member-  : ship of 60,000 in good standing, and- has  recently been increasing, at. ..the rate of  4000 per month.      ',.���.  | The industrial school in Ontario is self-  : supporting. Last year it cost $28,080.76,  i while the receipts, were $27,824.88, the  | products of the boys'work, '  |    Seattle. horseshoers are on strike, for, an,  increase from $8,and ,$8.50 to.$3.50 and $4  | Three, of..the ibig shops have  jgranted 0ie deniand.. u       -r v, >.>..-. ,-, ���."  |  ...,ii -..* 's  ��� >. ' -..      ../::/'<��� <\.\\ny ,.���������.-<���:  j- At ;Troy a ilinen-shirt.-is��� made;in6><i  j minutes;, the working of the button-holes-  ;Occupies one-quarter;of a minute.,,.  \ The average: farm i laborer.?s. family in  iEnglaud lives qn $185 a year,; the average  'mechanic's family spends $14500.: -i .',- ..;n .���  I : The'linemen's strike in uSeattle, iuaug-  jurated nine months, ago, is likely i  ;settled within -a few days., ��� ���   t ..���  ...j ���. ���;; Y  I jjohnMitchell, of,coal,stri]*;eiianie has.  -been asked to become, orator at ^Montreal >  'on.LaborDay.-,)   :.- ;v.;   v-        '���-:'-7>'    '-'���"  .a-:i|.;.'':i  ...rl ;>��� ii .'.'-'I'  it.  ,i_;i ^;Ti^ckett Gigar Co^^^j'^-MMpj^am;.'  ���U   -.'V:'<-   V'< )   I  :.-t ji  .  '���J- J ���  u;Gfeby^:;.K::Ttfct-ett-,s:^ ;; t%  iiUi ,'i ��i  -.'������j-:- - .y t  <:���   Ii--  'Only'(Jnion-Made'Cliiare-te ln Cannda'i f ������"������Ti'-.ok ,:B�� -'��� !'>'  ^j.'i.i.   ���.':<���.':���;".'/.���'.   i       .'���*   <?..-.';      .*'.   :,!.',,' ';''   ' '_������'   i  ;,-,..,..i.^n ;-;i,'   >,.- ,���(:;���������'. r. '���.., J-il'V, .���)!:-_=.,.j.,i;. -:;.'.'.  ;'>'.--.' - ���<>   -'��� :>��� :   <:'.<���   /.-.I    ������  l.:-',-A>-.T7-r,���'."-.-.'-'���.���''.   .   .in. ,'..'.   ...i'.)^:.K    !i:Ay'    AnC  '.t,<i:\  ,-.a;,./r:y:iii:tj;ji��  .-. .,:> : /alA'Ai-Af'.- A'VA.-A ' j"cii;i.ii   i->>..:  '!/��� :-ij'*:._ v i: j-*j 11 -   x-i-i "*:vti  New ahd Second Hand Goods ol every descrip-  tipn.bouglit and sold. Call in.and look over  tlieJ s't'oc.k before" sending 'east" for a n y tli in'g.  ������������>_������> Goods  Rented'   '  Pirst-Class Warehouse  , ..For, Storage^   ..,-     -  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  :.. -. "-..������, /-AGENCY"      '���'���''���'     '"  - - .        Baker Street, West,   .y_L_..:_Next:t*6*:c_l_JLjriclc.e.iafflGe_=-l^  Thone 201A  P.O. Box 588  Drink  ZtHOMPFS  LITHIA  WATER  iii;        .ii.  Every small,bottle contains, five grains  '���'of Lithia Carbonate "    ���'.-������  h ..-,   'm     .";   i:   - ���". - i .i   -V.    j1    :���   -'">... . -,  . Thc Dining Ro(jm is unsurpassed and the  'Bedrooms '��� are 'the 'best in NelsonT The Bar Is,  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars. *  ..,. WNDEp NEW, MANAGEMENT  B. TOMKIJNS  ' 'MANAGER*  The Leading Hotel of tlie Kootenays  Good Sample Eooms ,.  = ���'  Spdclal  Rates  lo 'Coirimdrcial  "Men  Corner Stanley and Victoria Streets, Nelson, B.C.  Queen's Hotel  ',- '   j       -*'   .'   ,    .-       ��� . 5-      Jl '  J) ���     " ���'-'  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  ���'"'' - ' Lighted by'Electiicity and  Heated by Hot Air  WW ^dwii__��_yv & G��  ���j'..i.i..'   ,.n:   ,.J i;-*i-.'.  :WimXJBSA^\ft*ROCE^  Agents for B.C.     '���''   *  Vancouver.y'BiC  Cash  Advanced  on  Cbrisljinments   ;. .  ���-.     {-��������� -!     M,    y.'.l    '.    I'd-!   :���    '-'    ���������'���'  ��� '������-:������' "���   !  iim.-.; '.f -n: ,:.. ^i   .\i  Auctioneers. Appiraisers, Valtiators J "-  .     -r'ii*.'.-,���)���.:.--::- i':r-__-".-'.*Vr>:-  j f,.y   .;,-.*'  ,   <������ ..-.;.  .n,     i,  ���>-;... ^  General  Commission Agents  ���-,*���': ;*v,",<:.'!  ,..'{   _      _ r   t ,   ;i-t f;!*.  Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NEJJSDN, Bi &  !',-    i     .'Il    1  Large and Comfortable Bedrooms nnd First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  KATES *2 PER DAY  i���r~ri <~  A meeting.of-the provinuial oxccntive  lield at Vun<!ouvijr. ,witl)in,a mouth, and the da,te,  lor holdlng'district hominatihg conventions will  [hen be llxe.l. JOHN HOUSTON, '     '  President of the Provincial  Conservative Association,  fulson, June 8th, 1003.  There will be a smaller vote polled in  East and West Kootenay at the coming  election than was polled at the election in  1900. Tlio country now embraced iu the  Ymir riding and the two city ridings of  Nelson and Rossland polled 3000 votes in  1900'.' ;This year the vote in'Nelson will  bo about 750, and tlie vote in Rossland  will bo about the same. The vote in Ymir  riding will not exceed 800. Four hundred  votes will elect in either of these ridings.  The vote in Kaslo riding .will be about  500, in,Revelstoke riding about 000, and  in the'Slocan about 700. Cranbrook riding willpollabout 600. There will be a  larger vote in fernie than iu any of the  other ridings in Kootenay. The vote will  be in the neighborhood'of 1000.' Columbia riding will poll a. small vote; not to  excee(l:400.. The ridings of Grand Forks  and Greenwood will each poll about  500 votes. The eleven constituencies in  tho southeastern   part   of   the   province  Frank   Fletcher  ���PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed.   .  and Crown "Granted '  P.O. Box 503    ;  ,; Office: Kootenay St.,.Nolson,  REISTERER _t G_��  , LAGER.- BEER AND PORTER  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ltil,  I-^eal EJstate and  General Agents  JOSEPH INI* ST.  NELSON, B.C.  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUILDER AIND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done1   Estimates given  SHOP RESIDKNCK  Behind new postolllee'       Cor. Front und Willow  Ni-XSON  Kootenay Wire Works Co,  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawliig, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. -I  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it anil take no oilier.  FRONT STRKKT NELSON,  li. (*.  Put up;in-Paekages to-Suii;|.hc Trade.:-.-;;,  Brewery and Office: Latimer Street, Nelson, BiCi  Corporation of the City of Nelson,  ,  Electric UgUT Rates  Electric-��� light���; rates...for the  month: 6f. June are due; and* payable at tlie''City-'Smce on Wednesday,' July ist.- If paid oh or  before July i5thra,rebat.e,of 10,  per cent will be allowed. If  not' paid '.' before' July. .31st,  the service will be discontinued.  By drd,er,'|', - ' '.."���'.'.,.,-..,. ,��� ..',."  D. C. McMORRIS,  Nelson,.lune 27th, 191)3. ^���''���y  ^ICl'K.  MRS. K, C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Tremont House  European and American Plan  Meals '25 els.   Rooms .fr6nT25 cis. to ?1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  'Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  ]���;-t     . I, 77-11; .-*���"-:. I ~ -T^^TT^^^^'^^'^'  i u-    >; Wc carry a very large  .StOCklOl    i     li.,,1 ':. !,-  Tlie Jf test Patterns. "  Come and make yoiir choice  Before House Cleaning' ���--���  ���    ,   , SEE    OUR   OO-CARTS,,    ,   ,       . < . ...  ,        ,,-,-: i.,,     I'.-    .,f,AU,prices. -.AVe can suit you. : ,-   ,i .,..!.,.:.,    ������������������,  ���  ,      ��....���;.,,- :;t\    - ..    'l -.!.:���   ,,-'     .   :        ' -11     .-.'-.     "I   ,il'"l       A,...   .'. ,-��� -������'.-:������.  JPuirnitur��   Dealersi and , Undertakers        .,  Wholesale Provisions  i Produce ad Fruits  :���!    , .���: '    ���      1I.1 . ���': I   '. I    ' -      '���        -'I-'-     j .   ,,        ���������     .   ! , ..,-..  i C R�� A. Rogers & Co., L,d.�� Winnipeg?  Representlni.   )..JN. K. Palrbank Co;,   ���:-��������� Montreal   t .:.  .-ii      .. ( Simcoe Canning Co.,>,   ���    Simcoe  'ii.-    I    .;.'i;:-;'!  Office and  Warehouse,  (Josephine Street  INelso n,' ,';B. ���" C  Madden Optise  THOMAS MADDEN  PBOPRIETOK  Cen trally Located  IIEAWIUAKTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  '  ���i "���   ���    '' '    OLC: TIMERS  BakcJ and Ward Streets  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B. <;.  Electric Lighto  White IIelj> Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Uay House     '  In Nelson  The Bar is tlie Finest  (IKO.  W. BARTLETT,  Proprietor  I .FOR RENT,and FOR SALE,,.  ,  Old Cariosity Shop,     .'������. $Tl  Scotcti   Tweeds, -.Laudslide,   Stratlicoua  aud Belwarp Seriges.   A fine line  . of Pautiiigs of the latest styles   .-,-.. i.  Prices,to suit the times.    .   ���  Call and sec them.  !  Jofin SmaQwood  Ward Street MERCHANT TAILOR  O^p. M. Ounri  , : Maker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoos. Repairing neatly and promptly  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  j Ward St. next new postolllee bid "Nelson IflFieT^soSlfnl)^  , The marked success thnt lias attended  the horticultural,iudus.try of the,Okunii-  giin vulloy should act as a stimulus to  liit interested in tho material -advnitao'of'  this district, outside of mining and luin-  b6riug.' T_iVj'ohrs',i'iK��J"(liiiOkufjtgaii wifs  very little know to even residents of this  Ijroviuce and its name was associated with  largo  cattle   ranches and vast ureas of  what was thought to be arid lands,  particularly between Vernon aud Kolowua.  The sale   of \ the  celebrated Coldstream  ranch to lord Aberdeen by the then  Hon.  Charles F. Vernon marked the ''beginning  of'the fruit gi-owiug iudnpigry j^thj^ -jv^s  quickly followed by a fruit tree planting  bo6m, the result of which is uow being  evidenced by the largo fruit crop of that  district.   Tlio' construction  of the Shu-  shwap & Okaiiagan line from Sicamous to  Okanagan Lauding together with that of  41'ie C. P. R. steamer Aberdeen oii Okana-  la-ke, completed the link as far as- Peutic-  top aud aroused the few'old-timers 'down  that way to a more up-to-date view of  things local and to the latent possibilities  of-ytheir heritage.   As  a result,  the old  Mission, where for many years a mere  hajhdful of French and French Canadians  had lived and;moved and had their being,  was parcelled put in f rait f arms and found  many buyers eager to settle down permanently to this; ideal life; more developed  sySiems of irrigation came as a result and  When it was found that tobacco could be  g-owu there, the Rip Van Winkles awoke  and began to yonder what was coming  n^xt.   Following this came further devel-  op,ements along the lake at Trout creek  aiid vicinity, now known as Peachlahd.  Hfe-e the frnitFpossibilities are considered  byjsomo to be j even better, than at "Kel-  o\-rua and Wliite valley.   Many have gpne  there and taken up laud and it is further  giyen out that! the 0. P. R. is about to  erect a hotel for tourists near by.   With  tKe'tourist comes the laud seeker, so that  iiRthe next ten years we may expect to  so^>a  large papulation, engaged in the  fr-aj,t growing J)usiness in this charming  valley. i  5-'^.        - ^ -,  It has got abroad that the Kootenays  are>nothing but a sea of nioiintains, lakes,  and, rapid rivers; very riice__ to look at,  hunt omand'iisli in, but of no value except for mining and lumbering.   Nor has  any^great effort been made to disabuse the s  outside miiid as to this with the result  thfifc theisdttleinent of large tracts of laudv  located along .the Kooteuay and Arrow  lakes andj river, eminently adapted fori  horticulture^ lias not progressed with a  vim, andWsuap that should. characterize  all|propositidns in these days appealing to  tlieypublic 011 the grounds that they .are  valuable  and  worthy   of investigation.'  Mitch of this has arisen through an erron-  ecrasimprei''*5io_",^hTtt^^  is  essential  to _success._. Particularlx. is.  this'so"SvitTT"people"cbmiiig"from" the'  Npi;fh.  West,- where,,-tbe. eye. .feasts...on.  thousands of.acres,at.,a -sweep, andithe  mind is daj-zled,with,the idea.of- the own-:,  orship of lfiO or more acres.; ,,A-iyone_vvliai  ha&liYP.d,,iu the,,knows;  that not a few failures have been due,, not  sq much-to too little land-as to too much-;  settlers havo overreached themselves and,  either through vfarfibof capital or execu- -  tive ability, have���run ashore.   Even over:  there where fruit^Sdsing is uot consid-;  . aiid the small patches are walled ���,- ���_���    ~ ���-.^ ��^-v,- -__ ����� -���-. ,���. -,*. ,,.>,. -��> .-..���  -^*'''cu3tf?a{eft'*;?Mft^^  ercd a factor, there is mafiy a honib time  would Juive fared., bettor if  the  energy  spread over acres liri'd be'en cbnceiitnited  on a few, and these we,ll attended to. TJ10  snmb fiile conies- froin nil over the west,*  in California hundreds of thousands of  doHars haxe'beeir frittered away thitntgir  tlie craze for holding moro land than can  bo properly attended to; experts say that  in the case of lemons, a 5-acre farm well  cultivated, each tree studied nnd looked  after as one does blooded stock, will bring  far greater results than  tho largo groves  left to  themselves.    A  thousand a year  net has been made off an acre of lemons  looked after in this way, while others in-  differeiitlyiattended to yield only a quarter of'thnt'amonnt, albeit they pay at_tha't.-  -It's the-,okr'keynote dfj,,sncc_ss in.aSvery-  lield   of human activity���concentration.  There is any amount of laud along tho  lakes and river in this district admirable  adapted   for  horticulture  but as before  stated thc outside world has very little  knowledge about it and will remain more  or less in ignorance of it,, until some tan-  ������gible-btisluessliko'-'nietliod is adopfe'd to  bring it to the front.   The Tourist Association ���, of  the, .Kootenay, .has  vi*eceutl"y  brdugh- but a' pamphlet which makes a  strong appeal to the lovers of scenery and  sport; the writer-soars in ".literary'- effort-  with "Glorious Kootenay" as the theme.  We read of magnificent mountains, peaceful valleys, rapid rivers, and placid lakes,  and incidentally of unrivalled accommodations   for travellers; we pause to inwardly digest the following:  "That rushing stream, with foam covered torrents,. dashing over precipitous  rocks, i^s ^vhiiipools^and whirls of spi*ay,,  it! pools-suggestive of trout, was grand *  and beautiful then, as for millions of ages  it has been, but to the wearied traveller it  offered few attractions, and he was only  too eager to reach his goal and start in  the race for wealth, that as everywhere  induces men to go into a new and unex-  plored couutiy. His plank bed, his coarse  food, his hotel accommodations often the  wide canopy of heaven, iiad not giv.en him  the'desiro to llng-ef-aud'enjoy-fchesceheiyv  nor was he tempted to stop even for the  fsake pCagort,'exefept a_,a,:chaiice to obtain  a delicious change from the limited bill of  fare of bacon and beans."  Not one word in the whole of this pamphlet about the horticultural possibilities  of the district.   Yet, the tourist sportsman very often becomes the settler and  fruit is always an interesting subject as  much to the prospector as to the millionaire who cames among us in his private  car.   It  was  an unfortunate   oversight  that the advantages of the district as a  field for fruit raising'was not touched  _jjpou for population is ysvhat is wantgd  and a thousand settlers located between  ^Robson and Balfour engaged in horticul-  * tare would be a betteig-proposition than  4_r2iuy round the corner mining yarns iwe  '���are' regaled -svithjfrom tiuie'to-finieijf   |S  '   iWe  are   amtto fcfe too much  carried  faw'iy   by  wna.J ciiu ��bo   accomplished  in a comparatively small area.   Anyone  who. has seen .the  Rhine   and  Moselle  knows to what an enormous extent grape  growing is.carried on along their banks. .  Hardly a foot of soil but what is utilized,  "* up and  here_laQki__ slightly ,.9y.exdpue_._A_ll..jthe_.  same the finest wines come from the  grapesfigrown.'on-these! sidehills and the>  return for labor expended-must-be..pror  portionate. No practical tests-have as yet  been made in grape .growing here, although the climatic conditions would appear to be quite. afK-gppd'.'Kero as along  German rivers, .and most certainly, compare favorably with the Niagara peninsula  of our ow~n land. It is true nevertheless'  that;,, the grape flourishes iu flavor in certain7, avoidable 'districts where the soil, it  said, carries cerlaiu percentages of chemicals. ...The Lbest eating graiie grown iu the  open in' Kurope comes from just, belojv  Paris and the area of its growth is very  liniited-und tlie price is consequently high.  This locality is only some UO miles south  "of* tho northern'limit of favorable 'grape  culture iu tho open in Kurope.   Mention  need scarcely be made of tlio other sniiill  and largo fruits; there i.s overwhelming  evidence of the climatic conditions being  unusually  favorable, and iu  the case of  tlio Boundary, the Covert ranch lias been  drying prunes for some time past.   Hero  is' a great industry with splendid possibilities ; even in California, in the face of  low prices, the;prune growers of the great  ^Sauta Clara valley make  good money.  'Dryers pay'all the way from ��18 to $25, a  ton for the fruit, nnd three  tons to the  acre is a fair average crop.   The results  therefore are very satisfactory, even where  land is expensive.   How much more so  should the proposition be up here, with  equal, possibly heavier, crops, and better.-  prices? . Bee culture is intimately associated'with'-horticulture; it should receive  large attention, for with the enormous  growtjh of clover"incidental to'civili_ation';  'there is in" addition to the multitude of"  wild flowers a never failing, increasing,  foodfor the'-beo to feed on and, as is well  known, it makes excellent honey. "''���''  The questioiyippermost in the minds of,  all figuring on any new venture is���the  market.   Iu this respect no liew location1'  could be more favorably situated.   The.,  local demand' will be of necessity quite  large, for notwithstanding thecarnivoroiis'"  tendencies of the age, people cry for fruit,,,  and it is good they do.   But the solution  'to the problem is found in theiNorthwest;''  It may be that certain hardy fruits can be,  grown there, but even if they are, there  will still be a large demand for the more'  delicate, and with the increasing popula^;  tion, this will  increase  year by  year!'  When one thinks of the immense districts'  that are filling up with settlers between.;.  Edmonton,  Calgary and Winnipeg, and  the- further immense extent *of country?  north "of Kt^e" "Saskatchewan, I which, by;  virtue of the new transcontinental lines,-  wil ft draw atteut. ou -and maybe becomV  the homrs of tens of thousands within the;!  next decade, the question of 'i market for.  fruit passes beyond the possibility stagev?  After all, only a few years ago the whole,--  country comprised within the states of  Minnesota, Dakota, Montana,' Idaho au'd7*  Washington was looked upon as being top>  far north for agriculture, let alone horti|;  culture.   What do we see today?   Agriif  culture and horticulture carried beyond>  the dreams of the wildest imagination of;  a few years ago.   Still later Manitoba anilf  the_. Northwest were placed iii the same*  position; yet today Manitoba has become!  a factor in the world's^food supply;  Wh5f  caufsay that the limit of successfuljagiirj,  culture has been reached1 on l.tliis' conti-?.  neiit? , The ; latitude   of-i even, jsputherii?'  AthabaSca isljoelow that of parts of ^Russia;.  andsSca'iHlauaviaywbere people^ have tilled;  the soil for ages.   So it is not'wise fo re'-i:'"  gard any proposition as to tho settlement-;  of lands in the far north as impossible,';  and .the Peace river may yet support Uf.  population which will look upon the C. Pc;  R. lnaiu line as. beiugjiown south,   We'  and. meaiis of arousing, enquiry along the  lines above indicated., -There is, a-large  immigration .cpming into the Northwest,  and while a number of tlie crowd is doubt-,  less in poor finaueiul condition, there must  be a number who have from a few-hun:,  dred to a few, thousand dollars. Mauy of.  these, if they knew, might very easily be,  persuaded tp settle in a milder climate  and take up horticulture instead of farming, for which, it, may ..ho. said ineiden-,  tally, too many aro unfitted. The hortir'.  cultural society might proliably take up  the matter and a feasible scheme in the,  advertising line evolved to lie circulated  where-iit- will do tho'-inost-gooil. The  agent general's oflice iu London is a good  .place to catch enquirers, better than the  C. P. 11., inasmuch ns it is confined to this  province, and those who go there have an  inclination to coiuo this way. Like other  problems, the solution can only come by  discussion and some thought. That it is  worth the while will be clear to all who  are interested, in seeing this district, go  ahead.  Quite a   number of people who have  gone into this horticulture business have  come from   towns in British   Columbia  ���: where they have made a little, .money and  are satisfied to settle down to the quieter  and surer way of obtaining a livelihood  ' than business centers afford.   In this way  the,,congested.better class; of the lab.or  market has been.helped.,  There nre still  many, far too 'many, striving to make a  living in business in the 'towns and cities  iaroundi and who have the means to start  in this line of business, who; would be far  better off building up a jicrmahency in.  Itho shape of a fruit farm. J It Cannot be  [ said that farm life iii the Kcptenays brings'  i that'loneliness which'is no doubt a curse  ; with .too. many settlexs:in the; Northwest* r,  iHere the . settlements, are: .comparatively i  ;near to each other, while jno.'great-dis  itance separatesithb business centers;>. ..���- >:  1 i The false -glamor of Itownjlife. blinds too j  'many to,the attractions-offered by:horti-i  pulture. as.aiiueans of v subsistence.' znFor.  those who have some meansland a natural-  linclinatiou-.towards. 1 a.-.couatryjlife^fruit;  raising :offers .splendid.;returnsi��or ithe;  'moderatecapital and.interestingjlaborsiairi  volvedj aud the outlook for this,particular-  industry is nowhere; brighter .thau along  the rivers andlalies .iof-; this oiir, aidopted:  land..-;.-:��� -  ���<:   >:-:..i.i,cF. W.:PETTIT.-  : -Nelson.rJB.C, July ltlr, .1908;.-..->v  .k-kw  a*' post;' lit"' tlie."-'north-rist'- <iorh6r'   nwrfe'ed''  fr.vSproat'svNiK'corner post, ilicncel-80 .hiiins-  soutli;.Uienee -80 .ejiain'si westj..thence gO-flitiing;  north; thenee So chains-east, to the post 6f;coia-  niencement.   These lands iiTe- situated  qh'* the"  Flathead river,','Uiree'rinflcs from- internatiohal  boundary, about -12 miles in;a, southei>st(!tly,-di-!:  ruction,from Elko, U.C., 011 or near, the,Elii'tlieau  rivoK'  {���������:������-���->��� -:-Ji    ���-���;-'.-���    '-T. SPROAT.  !��� Dated JIay.23rd,_903.-*Al;rvj;i hjjv,-. x-.JHMiJjOu ���  possibilities for smaIL.fruits.from the fact  that Winnipeg will take thousands of cases  of ? strawberries, and .raspberries at veiy  faii*figures;.as a result large,shipments,  will be made.; ::The.bulk.of the'fruit crop  iu the Okanagam last .'.year went .to. the:  Northwest, .and-tlie output ;of. large.-areas  has already ..-been, contracted: for:: ���< It -is ���  Svell known, .whatever may. besaidyithat  the very best Ontario apples go to Europe.,.  : The result.of. this is., that the'shipments to  the west are invariably of a poor grade.-  ������  j GpinipnSiWill differ as. to the best.ways  ee  Dealers; In-.  Coffee, Teas, Spices, faking, .Powder, 'k  'anil,  ���T Flavoring, Extracts.,.;  ,r  j  OUR GOODS are Pure &n<* selected from ,the best in the various-  =?��� lines.   In ordet to get the best;: please buy from us  direct, and tt>e guarantee satisfaction. '��� c4ddre'ss,-':>." 'y    '.''     ' " '  Kootenay Coffee��Go.  Nelson, 'B.C.'  y\  Telephone 177  i  l��; 0. Hox 18'.''  Meat  Merchants  Head  Office and  Cold -Storage Plant at "Nelson.  BRANCH MARKETS at Kaslo, Ymlr, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail,  \i Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrook,  .;     Fernie and.Macleod.  *_   v.,      ^. *., NELSON BRANCH "SIARKET)  BURNS BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  Orders by null to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ny  ORDERS BY MAIIv receive prompt  ' and careful attention.  E... O.  .TRAVES, TVlunuttt  K.W.C. Block, Nelson  GELIGNITE   The strongest Explosive on the! Market  Hamilton Powder Company  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder  Manufactured  liy the'.'..'.'...���'  GEO. C. TUNSTALL, .IR.  District Mgr., Nelson, H.C  . 'VV^A^D...notice^.,,:,,: ,  * liereby gi\;6n that I,. J.' II.. .'Matheson,  Intendwithin the tlmepres-ribedby law 'to apply to the chief eominissloner oflands and works  -,of4he-provinceio��J3rit_sli-Columbia,.forTa-lice.nse=  to prospect for voal and petroleum upon the  lands hcrcinaftcr'dcscriued'and 'cbirimeiicing' at  ii post at tlie-,northwest corner marked' Ji It.  Majtheso|i>'s.n. w. corner postj,,thence 80 .chains  east; tlience SO chains, south,*, thenco 80 chains  west'; thence 80 chains north to the.dstbf coni-  niencement. These lands: are-situated on "the  Flathead ..river.-. an,d, international ��� boundary,  about-15 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B. C, on'or ndartlie Flatheiid'rivor. -' "'  Dated May 23rd, 1SI03." J.' H. MATHESON. I  : Notice isiiereby.given th'ut T, Fred ,11, Sniitli,  Infcnd'wltliin'tlie time prescribed by'Iaw to ap-  plyto the chief commissioner oflandsand-works  of the province (if British Columbia, for a license,  to nr.ospcct, for coal and petroleum upon the  lanus liereiiiftftor described and comincnc'liifr at  a post at the northeast corner marked Fred II.  Smith's ik e. corner post, thence 80,chains west;  thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains east;  thence 80 chains north to ihe postof commencement.-'Thusu lands hid situated on the Flathead  river and international boundary lluc,al>oiil 4~>  miles In a, southeasterly direction from Elko,  H. C, on or near the Flatheild river.  Bated May '_Jrd,' IUO'1.   '       FltEI* If. SMITH.  Notice is hereby given, that 1, C. Wilson, intend within the time prescribed bylaw to apply  to tho chief commissioner of lands and works1 of  the.province of British Colnmbia,'for a license to  prospect for coal ami jietroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described hnd commencing at a post  at the northwest corner marked C. Wilson's n.w.  corner post, thence 80 chains south; thunce 80  chains east; thence 80 chains north; ihence 80  chains west to the post of commencement-.These  lands are'sltuiited on'tho Flathead 'river,-three  miles from the international boundary, about l'2  miles in' a southeasterly direction from. Klko,  B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  . Dated May SUrd, 1903. C. *>VILSON.  Notice is hereby given that 1, A.'G. Nelson, intend within the lime prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  thc province of British Columbia, for u license lo  prospect for coal anil petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing al a post  ut the southwest corner marked A. (J. Nelson's  s. -iv*. corner post, theuce SO chains north; thence  80 chains east; thence 80 chains south; thence 80  chains west lo the post of commencement.  Theselands are situated on the Flathead river,  foiir miles from the international boundary,  about 41 miles in a southeasterly direclion from  Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1003. A. <i. NELSON.  Noticels hereby given that I, J. E. Annable,  intend williin the time prescribed by law to apply to tlie chlefc'ommissioner of lands nnd works  of theprovince or British Columbia, for a license  to prospect for coal aud. petroleum, upon the  lands hereinafter described,and commencing at  a post at the sou Iheast corner'marked .1. E. An-  nable's s. e.corner post, thence80 chains north ;  thence 80 chains west; thence, 80 chains soutli;  thence SO chaiiis east to the post of commencement; These lands are sltuii'lod nn'lhc'Flathead  river, one mile from the international boundarv,  about.ll miles in a,southcasterlv direction froin  Elko, I). (!., on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May ami, WWI. ' .1'. K'.'ANNAIILE.  Notice is hereby giveii that I, T. Sproat, intend  williin the time prescribed .by,lnw t<,i apply t,o the  chief commissioner of lands and works of tin'  province of llritish < oluinl-la f���r u license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter    described    and    commencing    at  '������j -. .��� -v,..--.}*���.:��� . 1..',. .'.'.-���rt.iL'.j,���.. . , .: ...tu..,j-  i Notice Is hereby given .that,!,.Dave,B. Dover,:  int'end-'witliih*tlie'-tirrie pr-se'riBed by-law'10*1(14-'  ply-ito th'e'chlcfJcOmmis'sionerdf laiids and works?  of,thepro,vim;eiOf Britisli:Ciilunibiafor,-aJlcei|s^,-  to. prospeet for.cpal aiid.peti-oleum"ujp'oii*the lands,"  hereinafter deseribcd'-'and'eonimcricl'hg af'a rib'st  tit'tlic1 sou'tlieast-corrier marked���Daveii..DOTer's'.  S.E. (jprnerijiostji.thence.Sp chains iiiorjhl.thepce  80 cliuinsiiu'cst; tn'eiic~e'80.cliaitif-s"ojitli;, tlience 80.  chains east', to the postof cOinmeneemeilt: These'���-  lands-are situated '011'the-Fliith-aJdi'river,'-four;  iniles.from international boundary,', about)-II -.  miles in a sotithdiis'tcrly' direction frpm,Elko,",!!".'.'  C'oii br nelirthoFlathead river.  ������' ������  ' >.-���:-  ,  Dated May 23rd, 1003.  (       DAVE L.: DOVER;o:-���  ; Noilco''is'liereby,BiV-ii*-l_in��-I-I'K,.;- AV>"'Drew,��-lri,-,  tend within the time prescribed by lawj'to apply  to the chief commissioner,oflands'-andl works* of  the proyln-je of British Columbia, fo*--alii4{ii^ Jo t  lirospeet'Ior.coiil and'petroleum upon tlie; laud;  nereiniifteT described aiid-cominenciiig'iit a p_st'  at tlie northwest corner marked.' iR. M'.:'Drew's"'  h. w. corner post, thonce 80 chainssouth;, thepce,,  80 chains,east; thence 8)".cliaihs ;iorth"; tlieh'ee80"  chains west;-to- the post of commencement:- These  lands arelsituated ohdheStarvatioii Creek', three-'-  inil,es froiiiiithclntcrnatijiual boui)dary���about 64;  miles ina southeasterly direction frdiu Elko, li..  C.-Omilesea'st of tli'eFliitlieiidrive'r.' :   -'   "'''���:-'-'  Datediilii-yasth, VMS.  Ku:AV'.,DKEW.  : Notice is hereby given, tliiitf, A-.'T^ Walley ii.C-"  tend williin tho-' rime iitesefibed by laV to ap'ply  to the chief commissioner of lands andworks-ofi  the p.royjnoij/if British Oolunibia.for a liconsc: lo  prospect for. cb'arand'petroleum.,upon the lands  licrefnafti*r'd'escrib'ed-i\iid "''at apost  a t. the soutli west corner marked/ A: ��J1\ ,AVul lev's  S.W. fiorn/if. post, .thence 80.chains Jiorth; theiice  80 chaiiiijeasC;, fheiice'80chaiiis soutli;- tlieiice'80  chiiiiis  Wcs't;- to' tlie-post 'of't'om'rri*uncemeiit.  These lands! are situated.on the'Flatheild1 river,-'  one mile from international Boundary, fibouM-t.  iniles in a southeasterly directum from Elko, B.  C, on or near the Flatliead' river''���'  Dated May 23rd,'1003:. ���      >  A. _-.. WALLEY.  Notice is hereby given ,that I, W. A. Mcl'liee,  intend witliln'thc tiinc'presc'ribc'd byliuv to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works of the province of British Columbia, for. a  license to prospect for coal and petioleum upon  -the-lands1*iiereinaftcr~ddscribed-iand-icoinmoh.;i  Ing at a post at the southwest eorner marked W.  A. Mcl'hee's s. w. corner post; thence 80. chains  east; thence80 chains nortli; thence 80 chains  west; thence 80 chains soutli, to the post of commencenient. These lands are situated on Ihe  .Starvation creek, one mile from international  boundary, abbut'SGmiles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, 11. C, seven miles east of Ihe  Flathead river.  Dated May 18th,!1003. W. A. McI'IIEE.  Notice is liereby giveii that 1, Fred'Starkey, In  to rid within Ihe time-prescribed by law to apply  to the chief coramissloner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbiafor a license to  prospect for coal anil -petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described, and commencing at a post  al the southcust.cornor marked Fred Starkey's s.  e. corner post, thence 80 chains north; tlience 80 ,  chains Oast; tlience 80 ehains south; thence 80  chains west, to the post nfeominericomelil. These  lands are,situated.on llieKtarvalioii creek,'about  three.mlies froju the international boundary,  about .VI iniles ln ii southeasterly direction from  Elko, II. C:, on or near the I'lathfiul river.1  Dated MayJSth, 1003.       .- FltEI) KTAKKEV:  Tom Joiies, the' tbii'dei-foot and remittance   nnin, wandered down the- windswept nuiiu street; of Caspar on tlie lookout for a job.   Ho had been working all  summer nt the niiige with the "Pick"  outfit, and liad since blown  every dollar  lie possessed playing, poker with tlio boys.  Tom got on well ..enough ���M'.ith tlie cow-  punchers, and liad learned to ride a bronco  I with tho best of them, while his superior  educjitiou  and  business knowledge, ac-  j quired in liis  eastern  city  home,   had  arousQd thejrv_myy..aud.,ndi-uru^  ^gambling  was   his   bane.   2<7o��gnnie of  ;poker  seemed"-'complete  without   him;  Ihence his present iuipecnuipsity.,,  i   It was, 'tliereforc,' obviously opportune  jtha,t at this, stage he should run against  j Jack Earnest and Will' ��� Savage,' - as' tliey  ���were, .entering Casey's, corner, saloon to set  |iip the drinks.   Jack and Will were two  six-foot, Westerners,  with chequered cu-  jreers.   Tliey'had been- iii turii 'trappers,  jlmnters, scouts,  cow-hands,  and:..n_u_ing  prospectors; had-assisted; but not as prin-  Icipals, in one or two lynching caser; had  jreceutly emerged triumphant from Caspar  jcourfc house; where Western', justice of "a  ! sort was annually dispensed, acquitted iii  ;face of th'e clearest evidence',1 "and to the  'immense' joy of the" male ��� population'of.  !Caspar, of a charge of mistaking the.owu-  ersnip of a _ steer; and were iiow on the  'point of starting for Grand Encampment,,  Jon the Maii-i Divide^Wiherpainimngboom  iwas at.its. height, and. where they, had,a  claim or two'-to'sell:-'"���''  j :The:re-*nlt;of;acpuple.ofdrinlisandhalf  an hour's conversation with these Western heroes was that Tom' Jones, whilom  cowboy, found himself some' two; weeks  later' Slief de cuisine'aiid genera!fa^tpltuiii  ;to the Eai-nest-Savage'minihgo*!tt_ti;';''U'ith'  a ininor share-*iii-prospectr\'e."'profits, if  bnadvaiitageoussalebe' effected.y Grand'-.  iEncanipinentxonsistedof *a selection of  wooden shanties, including, or two  'sa-lobir,;''' ah '.atingliouse'and ^blaclfemlth  Shop, situatedsbirie 6000"feet.above sea-  leveT,rahd!ab6ut,"100 'niiles':fui-t_i.erl'sb_tli ,  aritt higher-up the^Noifth-Platte fiver than,''  ithg^own'ot Gaspar.':'; West'pf 'Gra-Qd:':'En-,'  bai*_pi_i'e'*_t':'gfaai_lly as'c*ehddcl tlie. follihg?  pine-clad ridges-of the Main-Dividey whose '  fastness wefe a-fe^--years' before'' known '  bnly-to fcM'trappers0and :huhter_ !bf * the"  West.7'1--- .���'������-_..->'i��.-'.-j ..:���- **���'!���-���-��������� .^-" ;������:������ :;i-i.i'i*  j 3Por some iiiiies north -aiid.'weit''bf En-;  campinent rich 'gold- 'and -Opper 'bearing''  veins  of  ore had here and there beeir  ^ti*uck.r  Some of the copper properties,, iii  . particular, .had . already.become: largely:  -6apita^ed;ijand,',pi-oductiye,- niiixes.   ���_ A'-  smelter tacl f ej^ently" been erected between;-  Eiictjiiipment and, Saratoga,;,-the mining,  metropolis of.the7cUsfcrict^.tp,^v;hiclia newi  stage. line, ran,~figin Rawdins.,. on the.iU.P.,,  R. B,r, now, w;uveying mining experts .and;  capitalists-frc-m Denver and, other :large.i  mining centres. ' Mien who had claims, ��� of:  fabulous richness to sell were not uncom-  moiiin Saratoga, and iocal mining circles  generally were beginning to hmn.  j A feSvmCe_'west of'Encampment;' oil  phe/'of1-the''rocky-' ridges'Of ' the' eastofii'  slbp'e,' ai-'roiigli'-log sliahtyj-'d.-^priniitivb'  wbbdcii' h3ist,   iiiid '"appurtenaiiccS '\\niV  soniev20 feet of Shaft','.'comprised tlie build-'  ingSi plmitriand-develpnlent work f!6f *'-'tliS:'  euteiiirising Etu'iiest-Sftvage-Jones Syridi-'  bate, ,who owned two claims pn^yhat; Was  thought to be an extension of the'cele-  braited Gold Hill yeim-,,;Iu,the,.gulch be'T  ' low .on,,,the, adjoining ijroperty .was the.  mouth',pf tihe.i-anne.i lintp ,the Gold 1-Hill,,  pr'operfy; itself, recently ,des-cri,bed in the.  local press as.a f^niouutain of gold,',' ��i  from which,'It was.* coiuinonly rep^rtedy  fi-ee-niilliug quartz 5re, mnufaig 10 oufices  or more to tho ton, was daily being extracted. However this might be, old Ike  Irving, who ran tlie Gold Hill outfit,  guarded its secret jealously, and no outsider knew to 11 certainty what the ore-bin  at the mouth of the tunnel actually contained.  Will Savage \>ossed the mining operations of tlie Enrnest-Savrige- Jones partner-',  ship, superintending the four men who'  were sinking'the* shaft; aiid panned the  ore. Tom Jones' practical knowledge of  mining wa.s small, but he was quick of  observation and had some mining philosophy of his own. He constantly watched  the delicate operation of washing and sifting in the pah the crushed samples of tho  ore as performed -by-Will's "experienced  hands for the final residuum of gold or  "color.". By this process..the value of the  I ore vein was constantly and roughly as-  [ certained. , ��� ' f-k--       ;  "Guess we'll have tni.4  property   in  shape to sell pretty soon now," remarke4  Savage   to  Tom  one ' evening  between'  shifts.   "We've got as pretty a ..quartz,  vein at the bottom of the 'Golden Turkey'  shaft as you'd want to see; and-1 chir-pan-.'  ..cblbr most of the time."  \ ."I've seen you fail to show gold once or  ;twice," remarked Tom.  : ; Will looked at Tom sharply.    "Wal, it  don't always pan even, of course," was  all he said. y;  i ; A; day or two later Jack drove up ito the  shanty with news from Saratoga.,! Yef?, '  ;he!d got a deal on hand. J. B. Hart, min-  ingbxpert, representing Eastern parties  of fabulous wealth, was coming up next  jwebk to examine the "Golden Turkey"  claims, with a view to purchase, (guessed  lie meant' businessi-ito'd' thought heAknew--  aiquartz vein when he saw one.  ! cThat'iiight JaWan^Wm-iieldkboun^l  bil, to wMch Tom was,not admitted, with  the .Jsonibwhat: surprising' result -'thatHh'e  four.' working miners were .disniissed,.  wliile rii'-* two 'senior partners :-supe_in--'-  tended some mysterious operations at the  .shait involving 'a^'coi-ferehbe *tiath*6ld:-![ke'  Irviiig^of the "Golden Hill," aud a night  jqui-nejrof the' syndica'tex-Wagon and' team,"  for which. Tom's .sen-ices were not required^- The day before-'the expert's'ar-'  ^"You ��^n ffaieet"^me in Saratoga in a  week;" said Mr. Hart. "������If-'the samples  assay good, the property's mine." And  he drove away. ��  "Wal, I'm darned," observed Will. The  rapidity and magnitude of the deal ap-  peared to stagger the impecunious old-  time miner. _,D^.-':'-"'  "He tumbled easy," was all Jack said.'  A ;few days later the scene ohanged to7  a rbom in the Grand hotel of Saratoga,-,  where. Mr., Hart and a local' ;lawyer xweX'  the three owners, and concluded.-, with;/.  characteristic lightning promptness : the  details  of  tho  purchase of the. Goldehw  Turkey claims.   The assay of his samples'  had been satisfactory.   Shortly, after the.,:  Earnest-Savage-Joneffsyn_i-btS5vve-e*BeaP!V.'"������  ed alone round the table intent on the^C  -division* of-* $15,000"' of '"(Sn^TnewTgreen". V7  backs.-' .. .-.--J:-./-;-?Xjj��&Si  "See, here.^Toro-V^bserved jlaok^lke!^��*!  in this deal. Your share comes to |2000;$j* <!$#'  and he handed b^e^apile of*greenrpap^fe^i";  * Toin, who lboketTiftile _Jia'deter___aeaM^7;,;��s  itpQ^i few.0 fifty-dollar bills from th-e pUefp-s^.  reti^rned the rest, and walked to the doOTi^L'Syj7?!  The/t?two Westerners l gazed at lmn witfijT?7*il  some surprise. Turning, he said, "I tak_f7��  *H30'forlmy work, but I'll have no sliarei-yy  in the price of a salted mine; I l_aye;|y;  taken my own samples and had them a^4; -?  sayed, and I know where that dump card'^l-ft;  from." .   :..r   "       , <$>-K-y. ir::.0��:>.A  The next moment he was looking do-v^n^ %:  the barrel /Jf Will's gun.> ^C_��TObugiitj|7^  it was time to interfere.^ ���"> a&'A I;; ^S7  J UUe_!v_he--lad al&^'^Md^aCl^ashMgS  struck up the muzzle of the revolver, "He^liy,.  don't know what he's talking aAMut/^S^'l  Then, turning to Tom, "See here, young^^fil  man, J reckon this place is unhealthy f-^;$:igg|  yon. Get, and-eet auick. or ther_'U be'sfe?7  funeral t  in^aratpga again.  _, f icukuu huh pmce is unneaiiny it^rgsw^*  . Get, and-get tmick, or there'll,l)e^Ms|i  eral to pay':for. ���'���" Don't' -let us seeyolo%:^  Saratpga again.'' SMfefil  WiiSm  rival Tom strolled up to the shaft, .after  jtlie^dinner hour,1 and noticed-' that  the'  clump in the shaft liouse looked larger  than before.   Fresh wagon tracks coming  from Ike living's ore bin were also plainly visible.,   He 'then descended the rough  ladders to the bottom pf tho shaft, and  idlyopicked a piece of ore from the well-  defined vein.   At his feet he noticed other  loosb pieces of quartz, and a thought oc-  curied to him.   A little later he strolled  back- to the cabin with three small sample  bags,,,of,. ore,,pne,;frQn_ tbesvein,-one from-  the loose ore in the shaft, and one from  the dump in the shaf tho use.   He-did not  think* it necessary to show these samples  to Jack and ^ill.   ; -y,-.,  i Next day J.VB. Hart, mining exnert of  Cleveland, Ohio, a smart, dap*_er\ little ���*  nian?ira_>id,fin'is'pee_h' ailtl raovement, ap-��  peared on the scene.   He examined the  vein- in the shaft and the outcrop which-  ran clear through the property, and which  had also been opened up here and. there,  interviewed" Ike, of the Golden'Hill, who  appeared interested in a prospective deal,  took general samples from the vein'-and*  tho dump,   and then descended to  the  cabin for his dinner.   At length Mr. Hart  entered his buckboard to drive .away w\th  his samples 'of ore under his seat.  , "What's., your price for ��ho prope_ty,  Mr. Earnest'-"'* he asked, as he gathered  tlie reins.., ...... ^,     v...w���.     ,_:.,_...v.,  ; Jack did the talking for the syndicate.  He had just enjoyed a square meal and  was feeling good. .     .  ��� ' ^Thirty* ?t Kbustuia'dbTiais f r figlf" "VSSHT  down, balance on time," was the prompt  ���������j:���.;.      -.-.-,  . .-    1".1       ii'.        .v-Ti..  Some1 _e*v months later-Tom, who l*_tdl#f7SS|  obtained work in Denver, there by clu_noe%^^|  ran against Mr.' J.-B. Hai,; of Cleveland;��al  looking spruce and cheerful as ever, ^witi-ttsMgl  a general air ^bf prospei^fty, and innifeifegSl  necktie a diamond pin. Tom tried ;/tois-'��|fP  avoid linn, but the-effdrt was iinavai_tog|||y@|  Mr. Hart insisted prx supplying refre��h^-Myy|  -mentsat-' the nearest Hotel:1 Tom accorMaSi'Sii  panied hhn with a dazed feeling. flfiftf  '������-" "Great' propertyHl__t'J'*y*ou and  those^jfi'l  other fellows sold me.   Yes, sir, that-mWMM  '*so.^   T6m avbs _tieeohless[   He  had "ofk-^l  late carefully avoided reading Sarato^i&JXli'jl  mining news. - . m0m  "Curious thing was," continued the _p|&'8efr|  repressible Hart, "that the Golden TurkeyMilff  vein;I bought it on didn't pay worth .j**|it|il  cent after another ten feet. Values"r__i��l����S|  down to nothing at all. But we <ax��s-cnfipf��ip  and found a parallel vein that "don't crofr^s;  out on the surface, either. I guess vther^ip;  was a break in the formation you didn'tMl  ��� ^P-SLSl ���,- .--���??.������� .^ ��� vre&e- IWS^_ife3ar#fe||  to a Denver crowd for a $500,000 capital^  and I'm now on to_��-Qripple Greek pror_|.  erty that looks^eqjuill^well. -Say, mfe-ppfl  tre," he went ,Qn, handing Tom his card^fe^ ^'  "you look a bit dpwnj on your lpck.v ^a|M  i '*"" --    ��� ��� I'm ���you^maplv-ya  loan ofcllOOO 4s any ���use,  "v?ell,^)long.V   5.   *"  Tom walked down the street in a para-7  lyzed condition.  -I-t was-iarue, no doubt;;  that Jack and Will had known, that the,'  .original Golden Turkey vein :was.^orth^|'7i''sl  less "thirty feet: down ;;___d, inikmcertS-S  with Ike Irving, salted the shaft:and7the?7  dump with rich ore from the -'adjoining;'.^.....  Golden Hill tunnel, and had then sold they 'yyy|  property on false samples.   It was true,   ;:  ^dou^t.vth^tTom, haying in his own<;���:)  way discovered the facts of the case,, had 7  d_��lined to share in what he believed to *  be robbery.   But it was true that th'e Gol- V  den-jTurkey claims had,developed into ;a?-  valuable mine after all, and/that, Tom's7  ��� virtue had,-to some extent -atvail- events;^  beea.^isplaj  ieliext day i  Notice Is heroby given that I, J. AV. Iloliiies.ln-  , lend witliiirilie time proscribed-by law-to ripply'  (<i Ihe chief coni 111 issloner ol lands and .works of  the provinec/u*llrilia Culuiiil-lii for a licniisu, to  iirospect for coal'aiid petroleum ujinn tlie hinds  lierehiafter described and comineiiciiiir nt a ]lost  at the northwest corner uiarj-ud J.,\\. Holmes'  11. w. corjier, post, thence 81)..chains east; tlience,  80 chains south; thence Hi) chaiiis west; thenec  M0 chaiiis north/to the post'of coinniencenient;  These lands are situated on tho Starvation creek  and international boundary, about uii,miles in a  southeasterly direction from Klko, J). C, six  miles east of the Flutheud river.  Dated May 18th, 1U0;I. J-   W.  HOLMES..-  Notice is.hcjreby.fiiven tliat 1,,, Jesgtc, CI. Kirk;  Patrick, intend' within the time prescribed by  law to apply to the chief commissioner of lunds  and works of the province of llritish Columbia  for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum  upon the hinds hereinafter described and commencing at the -northeast corner at a post  inarked .lessleG. Kirkpatrick's n. e. corner post,  thence 80 chains west; tlience 80 chains south;  tlience 80 chains east; thence 80 chains north, to  the post of commencement. These lands are  situated on the Kishenena creek tliree miles  from the International boundary, about -U> miles  in a southeasterly directinn from Klko, II. C\, on  or near the Flathead river.  Un led May 13th, lUOil.  JKSSlr* G. KIRKl'ATIlICK.  Iierelnafterdescrlbed'anff commencingat'a'po'st  at the southeast corner marked J K. Dbuglas' '  S. K. coringpost^ thence $U_ chains w'est;jhenco^  80 chains nrirtli; tlfeii'Ce 80 chains east"; thonce 80  chains south, to the post of commencement.  These lands arc situated,011 the Starvation creek,  one inile from'-international boundary, about 55  mllos'ini a southeasterly direction froin Klko, H.  C, sis miles east of the r'lathead river. :...,������������  ' Dated May, 191*3. ...i/'.l   _J, K. DOUGLAS. ,  herebv given that I, AV. K. McCand-  in the tin  Notice is herebv given that 1, Lizzie Gilker, intend within the time pre.-uribed by law to apply,  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of Hritish I'liliimbin, for alicense to  prospect for coal and petroleum upoil.the lands  hereinafter described mid lommenciui* at a post  at the northwest corner marked Lizzie Gilker's  n. w. corner post, thenee si chains east J tlience  80 chains south; them-e sj chains west; thence  80 ehains north to the l"st of, commenequijuit.  'I'liese binds are sltiiaie'l on tho Klslieiie'na  creek, three miles from die international' boundary, about 50aniles in a Milithoasterly direction  from Klko, H'.'C!.. on or mjr the Klathead river.  Dated May l.'Uli, 190::. LlZZIK GILKKK:' '  Xoticc is hereby given ^"a '��� J* -K. Douglas, Intend within the time pi,-' ribed by law to apply  to the chief comi-ilKsinin-r of lands and works of  the province of British Culiimblu for a license to  prospect for coal and peinileum upon the lands  1 Nol ice is  lishi.intend within the time prescribed by law to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands anil  works of the province of llritish Columbia for a  license to prospect for coal aiid.petrolenm upon  the lands hereinafter described and cominc'iclng  at a post at'thc southwest corner marked AV. K.  MefJaiiilllsh'a S.W. corner-post, thence 80 chains  north; thence 80 chains, east; Ihciieo: 8U, chains  south; thence80 chains west, to Ihe post of commencement, These 'binds are situated on the  Starvatloncreek, three miles from International  boundary, about 01 miles In a southeasterly direclion from Klko;-H.C;; six 'miles 'east ilf-lhe  Klalhead rlvo,r.     , W. K..McCANDLlSH.  UaledMay 18th, IW.C .,-���-.  Notice Is liereby given that I, I). McArlhiir, Intend within Ihe time prescribed bylaw to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the-{province of Hritish Columbia for a HCi'nse to  prospect forcoal and petroleum,upon the lands  hereinafter described mid cominenelng at a posl  at  the northeast comer inarked I). McArthur's  'N.I-:, corner posl, theiice 80 chains south; thence  80 chains west; thence SO chains north; thunce 80  chains cast, to the post of commencement. These  'lands aro situated on the'Slarvarion-cr'i.'ck, three  miles   from   International   boundary,   about .*>'  miles in a southeasterly direction from Klko, H.  C, six miles east of'the Flathead river.  Dated -May ISth, I003. 1). McAKTHL'K.  Notico i.s hereby-given that 1-, John J. Malone,  intend within the time proscribed bylaw tp apply to thochief com'm issloner oflands and works  of the province of Hrilish 'Columbia for a'license  to prospect forcoaland petroleum upon tliolnnds  liereinafli'r dyscribed and commencing at a post  at thendrtlU'ii'st corner marked John J. Malonc's  N.K. corner post, thence 80 chains west;' theiice  SO ehains fopth; tlience 80 chains east; thence 80  nortli,. .to'the post of ..'commencement. These,  lands are s'itu'uteil on the'Starvation creek iind  International' liouridiiry- about .*V> miles 'in a  southeasterly riij-qqlioii 'from,Klko, Ii.C-, six miles  wist of the Flathead river.  Dated,May 181 h, 1IKW. JOHN J. MALONE.  '  80 chaiiis south, to the1 po'st of commencement.'  These lands are situated on the Kishenena creek,,  ^tl^rce miles from-internatlonal boundrtnv. ahnut'  ���17 miles in a southeasterly direction from Klko,  B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1!K)3. J. A. IRVING.  TIMBER NOTICED.  Noticels hereby given that I', William O. Hose,  intend within the ,111110 prescribed by apply"fo the chief commissioner of.lands aud works  of Hie-province of Hritish Columbia for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  , hereinafter described and commencing ata post  at the'southwest corner marked Win. O. Hose's  S.W. corner post, thence 80 chains east; theiice SO  chains: north; thence SO Chains west; thence 80  chains south, to the posl of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Kishenenacrcek,  three miles' from International Tibundary, about:  ���17 mllcM.-in a s'liuthcastcrly direction from Elko,  H.C, on or near Ihe Flathead river. .,  Haled Mav 13th,' l'J03.        WILLIAM O. KOSE,  Notice Ishcieby given that l; J. A. Irving, In-  tcndiW.ithin the tiipe prescribed by law to apply.  to the chief commissioner, of lands and works of  the provlh'-e of llritish Columbia, for a license to'  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the hinds  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked J. A. living's  s. o. corner post, thence 80 chains west; thenec  80 ehains north; thence Sii ehains ea*i; thenee  Notice is heroby given that thirt>* (30) davs after  dale I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands i\ud works fora special  license to cut and cifrry aWnV-timber from the  following described land, situate in AVest Kootenay district, llritish Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on thc soutli bank of the Little  Slocan river one hundred and llfty (150) yards  above Its mouth, tlience west .one hundred and  sixty (100) chains; thence south forty MO) chains;  thenee cast one hundred jimUilxly (100) chains;  thence nortli forty (-10) chains to tlio place of beginning. Titers. M. WAKD, Locator.  HAA'11) HOOTII, Agent.  Nels  H. C, June Dili, 1003.  .._.'v ^ ��___[_- ���  Notice Is hereby glveu'thatt|ilrtv (30) dnys after  date I in tend, to npply-ito tife-hoiiorablo chief  eominissloner of lands and works fora special  license 10 cut and carry .away timber from the  following described*h*nitl',*8ltha'n! in West Kootenay district, llritish Columbia. Cominencing  at a post planted on the cast bank, at the mouth  of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan  river on its smith bank, thence east one hundred  and sixty (H10) chains; tlience south forty (10)  chains; thonce west one hundred and sixty (100)  chains; thence north fortv chains to the place  of beginning. DAVln HOOTII,  Locator.  Nelson, II. C, Junq lot li, I'm.  Notico is hereby giveii that sixty (GO) days after  dare I Intend to apply 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, H.C. Commencing at a post planted on the  north bank of the Little Slocan rivcrat itsmouth,  known as David "Hnotli's southeast corner post,  tlience west 80 chains, thonce north'JO chains,  ��� thence east 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, to  place of beginning. DAVID HOOTII,  Nelson, H.C, April 21th, 1003. Locator.  Xoticc is hereby given ���|ii!l.sixtyi(G0),_fiys after  date I intend lo apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and. works, for. tho right to  purchase the following described lands for agricultural purposes, situate in AVest Kootenay district, H.C. Commencing at a post planted on the  west bank of the Slocan river, 20 chains more or  less nortli 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 ofbcgiituihg. *   .A'  Nelson, H.C,        '* -'IVM. WARD, tocator.  April 2-1 th,19f)3v       .. DAVID HOOTII, Agent.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days after  date I apply, to. the honorable chief  'commissioner of .laiids and .works font special  license to cut and carry away limber from the  following described land, situate In West Kootenay district, Hritish Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the west hank at the mouth  of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan  river, on its south bank, tlience west one- hundred and sixty (ICO) chains; thence south forty  (lo) chains; thence east one hundred and sixty  (100) chains; thence north forty (10) chains, to  place of beginning. K. A. KOLK, Locator.  DAVID HOOTII  Agent.  Nelson, H.C, June 10th, 11H13.  MryHart.  i^$!T*fob6  from:  _ 9  Corporation of M Ciif of^Nelsbn.;  Water Rates Notice.  Water rates fort.the quarter!  ending Septemben.30,1903, are!  due  and  payable ,at the. City*  Office on Wednesday, juiy^ist.^  If  paid  on or Hefore ttie^tli  July, a discount" of 10 per cent  ! will be allowed.-* If not paftd o^nV  or before July 3istr����r*v;ice  will be discontinued. ^  By ,qrder,       % J j f J  D-^.^MdMeRRI-:  G-ity*-���lerk.  .  Nelson, June '.TfliVlOOST- ~  Corporation of the City of Nelson,  Notice is hereby given thatthe first sitting? of  the Court of Revision, for the purpose of hearing  all complaints against the assessment for the  year 1903, as made, by the assessor of'the City of  Nelson, will be held at t1ie'eit'y'offlces"~Nelsoii, B.  O, on Thursday, the ,11th. day of June, 1903, at  two o'clock p.m.' ��������   '���'���   ' ' 0. V. Mc.MORRlS,  Nelson, B.C., May 8, 1903. City Clerk.  NOTICE- ������,.'    ��� -i'j  The time of the llrst sittings of the Court of Revision has been extended to Thursday, July 9th,  1903, at the same hour and' place.  H.C. -M.CMORRIS,  Nelson, June 2nd, 1903.'      '"���' ���'���*    'Chief Clerk.  Certificate oi Improvemerits.     ;  '':   notice! ' '*'    ' v :''  Mahfitav., AN'dlf, Par iTnxl Mifl 'rtifferal'"cfa*Ims,J  situate in the Nelson.mining division of AVest  Kootenay distrrct.   AVhcre located:   Near junction of Wolf and Sheep creeks.  Take notice.that.we,. The ..Yellowstone-Mines,  Limited, free miner's certificate No. B80.801, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to  the-mining recorder for Cffrriftcfttcs* tff Improve-"  inents, for thc purpose of obtaining crown grants .  of thc above-claims.'v     -��������,���%-,���*.--     r    ��������  Aiid further take notice that action, under section: 37,*nui8t be comnferfced befot* the ls'sliaTiee  of such ccjUficates of lmurovemontv   ���   a  Dated this 3r<. daf 8tMilne, 190X        "  Application For Liquor License*  Notice is hereby given that I, Edward O'Sulli-  van, Intend to-iipnly to the board _f liCch*tse commissioners of the City of Nelson at the next meeting, held thirty -lays after date, for'-H llcehse io  sell liquor by retail on the premises known as  the Sunuvside hotel, situate on lot 11, block 87,  Nelson, H. C. EDAVARD O'SULUVAN.  Nelsoll, B. C, June 13tll, 1903. 4  The Nelson Tribune  ____________  ���T.i     mr~T^Mn  SI  ai  11  ���v.  A.  I Con  1 proi  I _f,l,l!  Jdlvl  I clec*  I Oral  ICJret  I NcW  | In til  l.��  I fori  J up o  OH  lever  I the,-;  I city  Ijiolh  li Ion;  ��� f (b)  Ifor e  ���the]  Ito bi  |ther,i  Sent i  I    o,  ���meet  leach  ���elect  Iwarc  I pled,  Icand  Ishall  3. f.  llicni  land!  Icltyi  ���whits  it oral  throi  biatei;  |on til  ���1.  Ifor t!  venti  ���the p  Jn th  Biy th  an wi  DSSU6  fury <  An  Jield,'  :ir hi  I hen  The J* H. Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd.  Importers   an(l;Deulers  In  ShelCondlHeavy  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Graniteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Ceuient,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  INBL.SOIN  ?>-*.<_  _s_  IP  _*s*  ������  Saw  Stag  __-5>  g��0  J, A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd.  ' - AVholesnlc and Retail  Groceries, Crockery and Glassware  Aberdeen Block, Nelson  Fruit Season  Is now in full, swing, and preserving will be  general in a few da3**s. We have contracted to  handle the entire output of strawberries from  one of the best ranches iii the district, and  will receive large consignments fresh each  morning. Our prices will be right, and our  fruit the best on the market. We have just  received a large consignment of Self-Sealers  iu all sizes, .which will go at low prices.  _2'_  nog  dog  o)o(��  6}o(b  q)o(5  B)��<__  _?3s3  o)o(o  o)o(o  o)o(o  _)��<o  J, A. KIRKPATRICK & CO.. Ld,  5p ���!"_> %*yp *^5*^P '^'P9^r_R^'^_fwwf^R(_ _A_w_!fzS._fy  K*?S9  !<pi_sm  m<  Vii  ' 2  AVO,  l   J'8'  "  I,tores  .  *HUl   .  tht*  tra  3  tai  bai  ' 9  |. ste  5,  tog  lea  ace  ort'  (i  ..she  .she .  Ion  tio)  >"'7t  .'pro  I'the"  ' -   v>, ���  ���;. a:..  off ���  I shd'  \S��t  . 9* .*  viifc  tiol '  I'leirt,  the*5   I JIo'i  dii(!  ,    M  "hi!  par  isla  an-1  I cm)  11  I tun  I the'  j taxi  rehi  1 fact  Thrum's  %anch  The Finest in the Market  Fruit   Preserving JarS   Carload Unloading Today.   All Sizes.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block, Nelson. Groceries and Provisions  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������_  Now is the time to purchase  stock for Dominion Day  Celebrations. Can fill all  sized orders promptly. ���  f LEMONS  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Ltd.     I  TO  THE TRADE  ONLY NELSON,     B.   C.    1  and  Summer  Spring  Millinery  AVe are showing the most beautiful assortment  of Newest Millinery Styles evey exhibited In the  vicinity.  The Latest Styles in Trimmed and  Ready-to-Wear Hats  For AVomen, Misses and Children. Wo exhibit  Millinery that Is correct In Style and appropriate  for Spring and Summer wear, at  The Lowest Prices ever Quoted  in this vicinity  Actually 50 percent lower than you can buy elsewhere. Call and see us���you will be cordially  welcome. You will undoubtedly see something  to please you at A VERY LOW PRICE.  THE ENFIELD CO.  COSTUMERS AND MILLINERS  Baker Street, next door to the Hudson Bay Stores  Tie  Palm  Fruit and Vegetables of all Kind  Fresh Trout and flu lined Hoods  Soda Fountain  Ice Cream Parlor  COLD MEATS AND COOKKI* HAM  If you aie going fishing or plunlr.Iug call  on us for a lunch.  Bunyan & Longhurst  K.AV.C. Block, AVard St., Nelson.  B20 AA'ater St.  Telephone 146  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work done by hand or machine, and on short  notice. Delivery wagon calls for and delivers  work every day in the week.  Blankets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., 11 specialty.  Dyeing and Cleaning also done. Outside orders  promptly attended to.  PAUL INIF>OU, Proprietor.     P.O. Box 48  MORLEY & CO.  AVholesnlc and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers  cdrtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, B.C  HOTEL PERSONALS,  B. H. Moss of the Roderick Dim mine  is at the Bartlett hotel.  William Jay of Soo St. Marie, Ontario,  is a guest at the Silver King.  A.'J. Rninvilie of Windermere and Nick  O'Brien of Pilot Bay are at the Tremont.  J. Brady and John Bergman of Spokane were at the Klondyke during the  celebration.  J. Reardou of NeAV Westminster and  Frank Rossatan of Grand Forks are at  the Sherbrooke.  W. F. Alton of Kaslo andR. Buffington  of Grass Valley, California, are registered  at tlie Lakeview. *���  W. S. McOlean of Toronto and A. H.  Reader and wife of Easton, Pennsylvania,  are at the Hume.  H. Clark of Cranbrook, N*. Cleland of  Fernie, and J. S. McCaslin of Pilot Bay  are stopping at the Grand Central.  A. J. Stone of Spokane, Dan 'Munroe of  Phoenix, and H. Nevin and wife of Grand  Forks were registered at the Madden this  morning.  L. O.'-Teeple of Spokane, Fred Lynch  of New Westminster, F. E. Cooper of  Grand Forks, and John Gillies of Salmo  registered at the Queen's today.  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  "Tom" Collins, who went to Bonner's  Ferry with the Knights of the Golden  Horseshoes, and thence on to Montana  to,see relatives, returned to Nelson on  Tuesday. When in Montana he visited  Mr. and Mrs. Will Hanks, at their ranch  on Lion's creek, near Helena. Mrs.  Hanks is a sister of Charles H. Ink, one  of Nelson's old-timers, and Mr. Hanks  was a resident of Kaslo and New Denver  for a short time, in 1894. The times and  the fishing are both fairly good on Lion's  creek.   . y ���.,.:...-.,   ' ��� :���'  , There will be the usual monthly service  of song in the Congregational church, entitled "The Three Ascencions���Enoch,  Elijah and Christ." The following is the  musical programme: Duet, "Evening  Blessing," Messrs Brown and Hardie;  anthem, "One SAveetly Solemn Thought,"  choir; solo, "Oh, Face Divine," Mr.  Boddy; solo and chorus, "Beyond the  Smiling," choir.    .  In the Methodist church tomorrow the  evening sermon will be on "Patriotism,"  and.the musical portion of the service in  harmony with the patriotic spirit of the  address. In the morning the pastor will  preach on "The King's Call, or Go Up  Higher,'' Fitting reference to the proper  celebration of patriotic seasons will be  made at both services.  E.^V. Thomson, who is now a cattle  raiser in Alberta, having a ranch about 80  miles north of Cochrane, a station on the  C. P. R. west of Calgary, took in the celebration, and the boys have been trying to  persuade him to stay over and row with  Nelson's four in the North Pacific Coast  regatta, which takes place at Vancouver  this month.   .  St. Saviour's Church.���Fourth jjnndayy  after Trinity?5^-t7mTTHoly"C6mn_unibn.  9:45 a. m., Sunday school. 11 a. m., Matins aud Holy Communion. 7:80 p. m.,  Evensong. The preacher at the evening  service Avill be the Rev. C. W. Hedley,  M. A.  W. C. Wells of Palliser took in the celebration. Since became an ex-chief commissioner of lands and works, Mr. Wells  has been looking after his sawmill interests, and his hair is not getting any greyer  because of the change in occupation.  Tho only Kootenay stock that sells readily at par is that of The Tribune Company, Limited. The company pays two  dividends every Aveek; one to its printers,  the other to its crcditoi*s.  L. Ernst left Nelson ou Tuesday for  London, England, where ho goes to close  a deal for coal lands in Alberta. He expects to be gone tAvo months.  SLOCAN MINING NEWS.  Frank Wells is reported to have cut into  a line bunch of ore on the Hydrabad, situated on the south side of Ten-Mile creek,  on whicli lie has been working for some  time. When first discovered a big Moav  out of ore was found, but dug out by subservient bonders. It is evident Frank has  hit on a permanent chute beloAV.  Pete Swan and W. Clough, owners of  the Highland Light, on Ten-Mile creek,  came down this week to Slocan City, says  the Slocan Drill, bringing with them some  magnificent samples of ore. They had  cut into a healthy bunch of it in the drift,  taking out enough to fill twenty sacks.  Tlie ore is of the dry character, carrying  much grey copper and sulphides, and giving very high assays. The OAvners were  so encouraged that they secured more  supplies and went up again Tuesday, determined to open up the property and  prove it a mine.  The Ernest Mansfield outfit is in luck,  an exceptionally promising strike having  been made on the Black Hawk and Daisy  claims, situated in tho same vicinity as  the Highland Light. W. E. Boie and  Martin Isaacson were doing assessment  nnd ran onto a new ledge in the face of a  precipitous bluff. In fact, there are two  ledges, but the lower reveals no pay  values.   Both are  lying   somewhat flat  and with the usual northeast t_e_td. The  upper ledge has been traced 500 feet and  is six feet wide, carrying tt quartz seam  10 to 14 inches 111 width, and which is  heavily splashed with ore. The ore is  also of the dry variety, bnt is richer than  the average, ruby silver being plainly discernible. A number of shots were put  into the ledge where traced and revealed  ore in each case, making it one of the best  things on the creek. Samples of the new  find have been sent to the company in  Europe and if they decide to open up the  claims they will have a paying proposition.    How a Stolen Picture Was Recovered.  The boldest and best knoAvn professional sporting man iu the world sat in  the lobby of a Chicago hotel recently, a  big, pleasant-looking man, with an air  about him of quiet dignity and force of  character. The big man was none other  than Pat Sheedy, Irish-born, American  reared, and if over the narrative of his  life is written in full it will be of rare  interest, for he has been in many lands  and many curious episodes have developed under his eyes.  "In 1880," said Mr. Sheedy, "I was  playing against; a faro bank in Chicago.  Luck was running against me hard, and  I was just getting ready to leave after  having parted i with $8000. I acknowledged myself broke, Avhereupon an ordinary-looking felloAv, a total stranger, and  under the influence someAvhat of the ardent, Avho had been playing with a  drunken man's luck, tlirew me over $2000  in big bills, telling me to go on, and if I  lost that I could conic to him for more.  I told him I did! not want his money, that  I did not accept help from people I did  not know. He jbold me that was all right  and begged as a favor I should play half  of it for him. So persistent was he, that  I finally took th'e money and began again.  You know what happens to a man AA'hen  he is up against an adverse streak. To  cut it short, I lost the $2000, and declining  peremptorily to go further, went out accompanied by the stranger.  "We went and had a bite to oat. 'I  owe you $2000,'j said 1 to the man, whereupon he laughed. 'Rest easy about that,'  he said, 'you will have money when I am  broke, and some of these days yon may  do something for me.' He gave 1110 no  address and left me wondering greatly  as to his identity. Certainly he was a  singular individual.  . "In 1898, just eighteen years after that  incident, I was operating a place in Constantinople, where gentlemen of sporting  proclivities, mostly well-fixed English and  American tourists, could get diversion at  baccarat or the wheel. One day a Turk  in my employ told me that a countryman  of mine, who claimed to know me, was  lying in prison for some sharp trick and  might call on me for aid. The next day  the man brought me a card on which Avere  scribbled the words: 'Chicago, 1880, faro,  $2000.' There was no signature, but I  knew in a second who tho fellow Avas.  Sure enough, it was my 'turn. to. do the  friendly act.  "Well, I saw the*.prisoner and recognized him, as my creditor. It took more  than $1000 to square the authorities,  but never mind that. The man was the  personification of gratitude. It would be  too long a story to tell all the details,  but before I got him out of the country I  knew his entire record. The man Avas  Adam Worth, the greatest criminal in his  line of the century, and had during a career of rascality covering a period of fifty  years stole not less than $2,000,000, or  probably tAvice that.    !  "Here comes the next extraordinary  part of the affair. Worth confessed tome  that it was he who had stolen the famous  duchess of Devonshire portrait from Ag-  neAv's gallery in London 22 years before.  Hoav, in association with the Pinkerton's,  I got him to restore it to the son of the  owner would take too long to tell, and besides that is another story."  Drowned in Slocan River.  Slocan Drill: "NeAVS was brought to  town on Wednesday evening of a sad fatality near Winlaw, {whereby Miss A.  yWatsonlostherlife.^^Qn^Tuesdayi^e.ven-  ing she and her young' brother Walter���  they having been delivering some stow-  berries���a lad named Jamieson, and a man  got into a boat to cross to their homes on  the west bank of Slocan river. When  close to the other shore the boat got  caught in a heavy swirl of the current,  and became unmanageable. The Jamieson lad grabbed an overhanging branch  and escaped and ran for help. The others  were thrown into tho water, the man and  young Watson f etching up against a log,  from which they Avere subsequently rescued. Young Watson had a narrow escape, a favoring knot catching him by the  waist band and holding him, with his  head partly in tlie Avater. The swift current carried tho bout and Miss Watson  down against a log jam, and despite every  effort to save her, she was sucked under,  where the body is now supposed to bo, all  efforts to grapple with it being unsuccessful, owing to the high water and sAvift  current. Deceased Avas about 20 years of  age and well known, being highly esteemed and popular among her acquaintances."        Most Stand For The Common Good.  Clarence S. DarroAV of Chicago is probably the most prominent advocate of  union labor among the laAA'yers of America. He was chief counsel for the  anthracite miners in their hearing before  the arbitration commission, and has been  a spokesman for union labor during all  his professional career. Deliberately  choosing his position Avhen it meant a  sacrifice of professional opportunity, he  cannot be suspected of interested motives  in his utterances; on the contrary his  opinion carries weight wherever ho is  known.  In a speech made recently in Chicago,  Mr. DaiTOAV made these telling points:  "Trade unionism cannot afford to  arouse the hostility of the public.  "Trade unionism in its last analysis is  really the monopoly of tbe labor market,  and in most of its methods follows in the  footsteps of capital.  "In the ranks of trades unionism there  are tens of thousands of men unacquainted  ttSss  .'i^ft-vYiy^.Kiv^^  X  ���  FRED IRVINE & CO.  =======.^BURNS BIUOCK, BAK12R ST., NELSON, B. C.   Dry Goods, Millinery, House ��Sb Men's Hurnishings  Holiday  Consisting of Ladies' Muslin and Silk  Blouses, Shirt Waists and Ready-to-  Wear Costumes, you will find our  prices extremely low.  LADIES' WASH GLOVES  AND NECK RIBBON  * ____________ __       .-������������.        f  ���  ���  x  ���  ������������  ���  .���������-  t  ���  ���  ;������'  ���**���  .���#������  ���  Ladies'. Sailor Hats 25c up. All  trimmed and pattern Hats at bargain prices.   New Sunshades.  Fred Irvine & Co.  with its principals and out of harmony  with its purposes.  "When the common people imagine  that the trades unions are making unreasonable demands their hostility Avill be  turned against corporate control.  "The public will not long be willing to  be ground to pieces by the monopolies on  one hand aud the trade union on the  other.  "In order to achieve anything permanent trade unionism must stand for the  permanent elevation of the common man.  "The energy uoav directed towards organizing men and raising wages must be  more largely turned toAA'ards the political  and economic questions of the day upon  which labor, capital and wages depend."  Mr. DarroAv's outline of the danger  ahead of trade uiiionismjs only^a^i-ecog^  "nitiofirof "the trend of public thought 011  the question. There can be no question  but that public sympathy was with the  coal miners of Pennsylvania, and that  this public support enabled them to win.  It is equally certain that some of the recent labor disturbances have alarmed the  public because strikes have been inaugurated Avithout just cause and without consideration of the public, which suffered  as a result. This Avas particularly true  in Bridgeport, in the subway trouble in  New York, and in somo of the Omaha  strikes.  This very large element which sympathizes with labor but is not directly attached to the union cause can be A'ery  readily turned iu its sympathies. It may  not have very much use for organized  capital as represented by monopolies; but  it has less use for any effort to disrupt society and endanger the prosperity of the  country without some strong justification  and after every .effort has been made to  reach an agreement by conciliation.  Mining Operations at Camborne.  At the Eva mine, says the Camborne  Miner, work on Nos. !1 and 7 tunnels is  proceeding steadily. Building of the  tramline started this Aveek at the upper  terminal. A force is at work on the flume  line, while at the stampmill site a creAV  of carpenters is erecting the frame work  of the second story. The week's Avork  has shown good progress at the Ophir-  Lade stamp mill site. The retaining wall  has been completed, and raising of the  stamp mill frame Avill be started on Monday. The concrete bed for the compressor  plant is finished and the last tower of the  tramline is in place, while grading of the  flume line is about done. Some exceptionally fine samples of gold ore from the  Criterion tunnel are on exhibition. One  piece about eight inches long had so much  visible gold in it that it was well worth  stealing. Tho NortliAvestcrn stamp mill  is again running, repairs to the dynamo  having been successfully installed a feAV  days since. Tlio fourth gold brick from  this property may soon be looked for. A  specimen of ore from the recent strike on  the Gold Finch hangs in the window of  the townsite company's office, and groups  of miners and visitors to the Camborne  camp may be seen at intervals during the  day peering at the sample which is almost  a nugget of pure gold.  The Candidate.  Behold the candidate! He Cometh up  like a flower and retireth from the race  busted. His friends fill him with false  hopes and atmosphere. He SAvelleth like  a toad and calleth the earth his'n. He  He smileth upon all mankind and slopeth  OArer with good humor. He kisseth  the children and scatters his microbes  among the innocent babes. He privily  cheAveth a clover when he ineeteth a^-withJiim.  in pious tones he standetli to leeAvard and  curbeth his breath with a strong bit. He  goeth home late at night to his weaiy  wife with a beery breath and cold feet.  He riseth betimes and hiketh forth without his breakfast, saying, "I go to see a  man." The deadbeat, who lieth around  in wait, then pulleth his leg to a queen's  taste. He "naileth a lie," but before  election day conieth he runneth short of  hails. He giAreth liberally to the church;  he subscribeth a goodly sum for the band;  he contributeth to the man whose barn  was burned; he bestOAveth alms; he sign-  eth his friend's note; he sendeth a small  keg hither and a large keg thither; he  yieldeth up his substance with apparent  alacrity. After the election he goeth out  back of tho barn and kicketh himself and  teareth his hair and calleth himself a  Rotterdam fool. He returneth to tho  house and addresseth himself to the wife  of his bosom: "Behold a driveling idiot;  look now upon a dodrotted fool; gaze upon  Spring Medicine  Our Compound Extract  of  a dodgasted simpleton; cast your eye upon  a beetle-headed dunce, Avho hath not sense  enough to carry entrails to a bear." Then  his Avife replieth: "I told you so," Avhich  causeth him to go forth and drown his  sorrow in drink.  ������������������������������������������������������-������������������������  Sarsaparilla  Cleans out the System, tones up thc Digestive  Organs, makes a Good Appetite, regulates the  Bowels, and is wonderfully beneficial in all rundown conditions.  Mad��e Stfits!  I.ARGK HOTTLKS (regular $1 size)  eucli    78c  SIX BOTTLES for ��4.00  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  L.ABOR  UNIOrVS.  NELSON   MINERS'   UNION,   No.  Meets every Suturday evening nt  Miners' Union Hall, northwest  and Stanley streets.   AVage scale  trict:   Machine  miners,   ?3.f>0;  is.'lTi; mine laborers, ��1.   J. AV  dent; Frank Phillips, secretary  ren cordially Invited.  00, AV. F. M ���  7:30 o'clock, in  corner Baker-  for Nelson dis-  lnimmersmen,  Sinclair, presi-  Visiting-reth-  AT  I). A. Gilker s|  Certificate of Improvements*  NOTICE.  Malwaaz, AVolf, Pat and Mat mineral claims,  situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. AVhere located: Near junction of AVolf and Sheep creeks.  Take notice that wc, The Yellowstone Mines,  Limited, free miner's eertillcatc No. B80,8(i], intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply lo  the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants  of the above claims.  And further take notice thnt action, under section 37, must be commenced before the .issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this :trd day of June, l!K):i.  felsb  iv  V.


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