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 <^e4i4^L.*si <h^*~y  %.--.  THE TRIBUNE IS THE OLDEST NEWSPAPER  PRINTED IX THE  KOOTENAYS  Saturday June 27\ 1903  NELSON IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA  '  FIFTEEN FURNACES AND STACKS ARE SMELTING KOOTENAY AND BOUNDARY ORES  SENSATIONAL NEWSPAPER REPORTS REGARDING THE COAL AND 01 LANDS IN SOUTHEAST KOOTENAY  Away back iu 1889, prospectors then  resident on the main line of the Canadian  Paciflc  at  Field   discovered   petroleum  iu   Southeast Kootenay.   Tlie crude oil  was tested on C. P.  R.  locomotives at  Vancouver and pronounced a good grade.  Southeast Kootenay was then inaccessible,  tlie nearest railway being the Northern  Pacific.   From time to time since 1889,  prospectors have been through that country,   and  many  locations of petroleum  claims have been made; but the policy;of  tlio provincial government seems to havo  been uniformly to refuse all applications  for licenses.   Last year prospectors made  another and most presisteut effort to, not  only secure licenses for prospecting for  petroleum, but for coal also.   The efforts  of these men to secure recognition brought  about the Columbia & Western investigation, an investigation that wrecked a government.   Although   the   men applying  for coal  and petroleum prospecting,'licenses managed to wreck a government,  they have not been able, so far, to secure  the issuance of licenses to prospect the  coal and oil lauds they have staked.   In  the above bare facts are outlined, The  Tribune having no wish, at this time,*Tto  criticise either the applicants or the [government ; but it may be stated, for the  general information of those who'Jhave  made application for prospecting licenses  in Southeast Kootenay, that no one man  or  syndicate  will be specially favored.  The present government has not made a  deal with any man or syndicate for any  consideration, either  political or monetary.    When   tho  election  is  over the  question will be dealtwith.   In the meantime, little attention need paid to such articles as the following which appeared in  a recent issue of tho Spokesman-Review,  for they are only sensational:  "Spokane mining men and speculators  will be millionaires if they can get Kootenay coal lands." That is the headline  that the Vancouver News-Advertiser puts  on an excerpt from the Spokane Spokesman-Review, which detailed how Andrew  Laidlaw had been busy since March staking land for Spokane people.   The Van  couver World also takes the matter up,  but it is on the side of the locators of the  laud. Tlio former newspaper opines that  these "alien speculators" will never get  these lauds "tor a mere fraction of their  potential value," while the World declares that the government has a scheme  to keep tho legitimate stokers and tenderers from getting the property and opening up the country. Altogether a pretty  squabble is again on over the lands that  caused the disruption of the Prior government.  The News-Advertiser refers to the  American applications as "a scheme managed in a very insidious manner," and it  regrets that a provincial newspaper���  meaning the World, of course���"is apparently abetting the nefarious transaction." The secret of the matter is that  now when party lines have been drawn  the News-Advertiser, which used to oppose McBride, has, as a party organ, to  support the new Conservative premier.  The paper declares that the Spokesman-  Review article "lets a flood of light" on  the "honest prospector" whom the other  paper accused the government of trying  to do out of his locations "in favor of the  Canadian Pacific railway."  There is a suggestion that is publicly  talked of, that. "premier McBride has  taken it upon himeslf and his government  ito withhold all recognition of the legitimate rights of locators and others interested iu blocks 4593 and 4594, East Kootenay, to the end that a further attempt on  the part of the Canadian Pacific railway  to secure possession of these extra valuable lands may be facilitated. In return  the railway company will be looked to by  the new government to finance the campaign now at hand."  That is the charge made by the World,  and it directly concerns the Spokane people who have made locations. It is suggested that the company has, by manipulation, merely substituted a compliant figure for colonel Prior.  The explanation of ; the premier and  chief commissioner of lands and works is  that.the government has decided- to deal  in no manner with the lands of blocks  4598 and 4594 for the present. "On the  other side," if the expression may be  used, it is explained that since sir Thomas  Shaughessy has stated that it is his company's intention to seek the intervention  ��� of the Dominion in setting aside the legislation contained in act 10 of the just  ended session, ratifying the cancellation  of the grants, and the government is disposed to do all within its power to facilitate such appeal to the federal authority,  instead of doing all within its power to  support and defend the provincial position  against the corporation attack.  A Big Bead Gold Property.  C. O. Flynn of Duluth, Minnesota, says  the Revelstoke Mail, who has been on a  visit to the property of the McCullough  Creek Hydraulic Company in which he is  interested, has returned to Revelstoke.  He is very favorably impressed with the  prospects of the property, and says Mr.  Sibbald is makiiig great headway in preparing the plant for operations, though  badly handicapped by delay in getting  supplies through. There are sixteen men  employed on the work. A portion of the  piping is now in place and the balance is  being packed in from Downie creek. Mr.  Sibbald is anxiously awaiting the arrival  of the sawnrill plant in order to get lumber for building the flume;  Big Pay-Roll for May.  The pay-roll of the Crow's Nest Coal  Company for the inouth of May was:  Michel mines $43,156.50, Coal Creek $42,-  950.80, aud Morrissey $29,097; total f 115,-  230.80. This is $10,000 more than was  ever paid out by the Company in any previous month. ���--.-   '���   TnelProcter Coal Mines.  T. G. Procter is in from his coal mines,  which are situated* a imile or so west of  Frank, Alberta. Before the disaster occurred that put 'the Frank mines out of  business, the Canadian Pacific could not  be induced to take* coal from the Blair  more mines, but now the company, seeing  that the thousand tons a day supplied by  Frank have been cut off, is willing to take  coal from anyone who can supply it. The  Procter mines at Blairmore are handicapped, however. The mines are a quarter of a mile or so from the railway, and  the coal is hauled, to the cars on wagons.  This eats up the profits, and although tho  shipments are only about an eighth of  what they would be had the mines shipping facilities, yet the mines are paying  their way, while needed development  work is being done.  Fifteen Furnaces Running,  The charge that the Crow's Nest Coal  Company is discriminating against Brt-i  isbColubmia smelters in shipping them  coke should not be taken as gospel truth.  While the Le Roi smelter at Northport,  which is a town just soutli of the international boundary line and on a branch  of the Great Northern railway, is running all its six furnaces,  that smelter is  not drawing nil of its supply of coke from  tlie Crow's Nest Coal Company.; but, instead, is receiving coke from different  places in the United States. On thc other  hand, the smelters in British Columbia  are dependent on tho Crow's Nest company for all their coke. Yesterday the  smelter at Trail had two of its three  copper furnaces running, but its three  lend stacks are closed down. At the  Granby smelter at Grand Forks, tliree of  tlie four copper furnaces were running.  The Mother Lode smelter at Greenwood  had its two copper furnaces running.'"The'  smelter at Boundary Falls had ouo of its  two furnaces in operation. Tlie smelter  at Nelson has one stack running on lead  ore. The nine' furnaces> and stacks in  British Columbia and the six furnaces at  Northport require about 500 tons of coko  a day. That fifteen furnaces and stacks  even are kept running on ore mined in  the Kootenaj*s and in the Boundary country is evidence that mining is still one of  British Columbia's industries.  Men Prominent in Business and Politics  Were Prize-Wfaning Athletes in 1892  ���-.'   . o ..'*-'''.- - .���-.'...������ - .���-.',-'".-���.,  Party of Canadian Engineers are Re-Defining  The International Boundary Line at Rykerf s  A party "consisting" of '"major W. F.  O'Hara, D. L. S-, iu charge: J. M."Bates,  engineer-and photographer; W- Maxwell  Tobey, engineer, and Thomas Davies, engineer, with packers, cooks, seventeen  horses, and a full camp outfit, were  camped at Creston for a week, making  general preparations for proceeding with  the marking and brushiug out of. the international boundary line as defined some  forty-three years ago by a British and  United States commission, under the command of colenel Hawkins, R. E. (of the  British) and Archibald Campbell, C. E.  (of the United States). This commission  ended their labors at the mouth of Boundary creek, about four and a half miles  from Port Hill, Idaho. A boundary stone  is standing on the left hand side of the  Nelson & Bedlington railway, surrounded  by a triangular cairn of stones, while the  other stands about a mile up Boundary  creek, on its left band bank. These were  the last boundary stones erected by the  boundary commission of 1860. Then-  work at this point was arrested by the inability to obtain supplies, the men of the  ^coinmJ^qii^l-^g^re^i^eiLto^eating^the,  berries which grew in abundance on the  flats and slopes of the Kootenay valley,  which fact has given the name to the  berry known commonly as the "service"  berry. Attached to the British commission were captain Hawkins, R. E., chief  astronomer, and lieutenant Anderson,  R. E,, assistant to colonel Hawkins, as  well as a skilled botanist and naturalist,  whose name your correspondent forgets,  but who has written and published an interesting account of his observations.  It is commonly reported about the boundary line at Port Hill that the lino was not  determined by instrumental means between the stones on either side of the  valley, but that it was approximately  settled upon by both commissions at the  time, viz., 1860. The present party_in the  field, taking the boundary^stonejit Port  .-'. Hill as a starting point, wtti,_by'means of  "eT-system of -THshgulatioif,: endeavor -to  connect this stone with one twenty-five  miles to;the eastward,-and by the same  system determine the heights of the  mountains intervening, and with the aid  of photography, make au accurate topographical; survey, as well. It has been  commonly supposed that this commission  has been readjusting the boundary line,  but this is an error.'. They are simply  going over the "former work brushing out  the line,- marking the monuments, and  making topographical surveys. The only  new work will be in laying out the boundary line between the last monument on  Boundary creek and the boundary stone  twenty-five miles to the eastward, which  has not yet been determined. This work  will take up the Whole of the present  summer. On Tuesday last the commission broke camp, the baggage and members of the party proceeding to Port Hill  by train, while the pack horses proceeded  to the same destination by trail. During  their work Port Hill will be their base of  supplies. The American Commission is  at present in the vicinity of Tobacco  ^Plains^where-they^have-been-much-de���  layed iu their work by the recent floods.  A meeting of Conservatives will be held  here today (Saturday) for the purpose of  organizing a Liberal-Conservative association.  Creston was visited on Monday last by  R. A. Renwick, government agent for the  Nelson district. He was here to acquaint  himself with this portion of his district.  Like the boundary commission, he believes in making an ocular topographical  survey of thoso parts of his district in  which public moneys are to be expended.  Creston has been well treated in the distribution of provincial woi-k and money  grants.  The water, which has lately flooded this  part of the valley, is now steadily falling.  Two feet of a fall was the record on  Tuesday.!  On Wednesday and Thursday of next  week Dominion Day will be regularly  celebrated at Nelson for the twelfth time.  The first regular celebration was in 1891,  although an informal effort was made the  year before. Since 1891, the Dominion  Day celebrations at Nelson are admitted  to have been good; so good that remarks  are now often made at distant places by  men who happened to be in Nelson during  one or the other of these celebrations to  the" effect, that Nelson surpassed any  town they had ever been in for its natal  day celebrations. There was no regular  celebration last -year, on account of the  regatta: of the North Pacific Boating Association being held here; but this year  there will be a celebration that will be the  equal of some of the old-time ones. Secretary Starkey and the members of the  different committees have the aiTange-  ments.AvoU;.i?v hand, and.evei-ything.ivill,  be" carried -"biit"according.- to, the/-'official  progi-amnie; which' is now ready for distribution.  Speaking of old-time celebrations at  Nelson, The Tribune through the kindness of W. A. Jowett, secured a copy of  The Miner of the date of July 9th, 1892,  which gives a description of the celebration of that year and the names of the  prize winners. Aniong the names of the  prize winners will be found those of men  now prominent in business and politics.  "Bob" Green took a prize that year for  vaulting with a pole, beating "Bobby"  McLeod. The one "Bob" is minister of  mines in the provincial government and  the other "Bob" .is a mining capitalist,  resident in Seattle. "Al" Tregillus, one  of the proprietors of the Tremont hotel,  was an all-round sport in those days, as  the list of prize winners shows. T. A.  Mills, now a clerk in the office of  the court registrar, was a standing  jumper; and H. H. Pitts, an ex-mayor of  Sandon, but now a resident of Nelson,  could hop-step-and-jump with the best of  them.  Horse racing was a feature of the 1892  ��celebration,��-and="Wilson's=black"won=  many a dollar for his backers. He was  ridden by Mexican Juan* who was one of  the best all-round riders ever seen in Nelson.  Tho introduction to the celebration article in The Miner was written by David  B. Bogle, who is now editor of the Victoria Colonist. David was a green Scotchman in 1893. He is still a Scotchman,  but no longer green. The Miner article  is given in full below, and its reading will  be appreciated by hundreds of. old-time  miners and prospectors who still read The  Tribune:  The question as to how royalty was saluted in the days before gunpowder or  dynamite was invented is shrouded iu the  darkest kind of mystery. Did the celebration committees of those days engage  a man with cast iron lungs and a brass  throat to let out-21 yells? Did they shoot  21 arrows into the air? or did the chairman of the committee bang an old coal-oil  tin with a walking stick the required  number of times? It'is as difficult to answer these question as it is to give a satisfactory reply to the query, "Why is a  bald headed eagle like a writing desk?"  Whichever method of salute was in vogue  in those days must; have been attended  with considerably less danger than was  the case on Friday morning, July 1st,  when 21 dynamite cartridges were exploded inclose proximity to 1000 pounds  of giant powder, much to the expressed  disapproval of its owner, who happened  . to be sleeping the sleep of v the jnst right  on top of the powder in question.     "'<  After being shaken out-of bed at six  minutes past four, it was not much use  trying to get asleeft again before the Nelson started for Ainsworth. On the arrival of the'.yisitbrs the sports commenced  and were continued till the return home  of the Nelson party:. (Dancing: was kept  up all Mday���-in,,.�� Jjon-^i;,iUiSubjoinedyisi.a  ���listTof'eventsailcTtheir -winners:       .;'��� .  .  Single scull���1st R. Covington; 2nd T.  McGovern..  Double scull���1st McGovern and Covington; 2nd Bremner and Watson.  '.   Single canoe���1st J. Anderson; 2nd J.  Sanderson.  Putting 16-lb. stone���1st J. L. McRae,  32 ft. 4 in; 2nd A. Tregillus, 32 ft. 1 in.  Tossing caber-[J. L. McRae, 30 ft. 7  in.; A. Tregillusj29 ft. 8 in.  100-yard foot race���1st F. Falconer; 2nd  A Covington.      i  Boy's race���1st Charlie Wright; 2nd  Bobby McLeod.  j  Broad jump���1st J. Parkin, 10 ft. 6 in.;  2nd J. Anderson,|10 ft. 1 in.  Hop, step and jump���1st C. S. F. Hamber, 35 ft. 6>�� hi.; 2nd J. "Anderson, 85 ft.  X in.  Running broad jump���1st C. S. F.  Hamber, 16 ft.; 2nd T. J. Roadley, 14 ft.  m in. I  Vaulting with pole���1st R. F. Green,  6 ft. 8 in,; 2nd Bobby McLeod.  The tug of war was con tested'by scratch  teams, and was won by the team captained by Mr. Reinalh.  =^The=a_ove-"event_���"'werc^p-all^-of"rtt=  Ainsworth.     .   J   The pyrotecnic display in the evening  was one of the most brilliant things of  the kind we have ever seen, and, as is unfortunately usually the case was not unattended with danger. The operator,  whilst discharging the only rocket he had,  was so much afraid of losing sight of it  that he held on to the stick until he was  lifted 6 or 8 feet from the ground, when  his hand was so "badly burned that he was  reluctantly compelled to leave go, and return to Baker street after a short but important business trip to the empyrean.  The Roman candle and the bunch of firecrackers were let off without further  mishap.  The morning ol the Second was ushered  in by another salute, which, however, had  none of the disastrous effects of its predecessor. People were so tired with thc exertions of the First that it was noon  before the programme for the day was  commenced. Shortly after the 'arrival of  the Spokane the 100 yards race came off,  Falconer winning in a canter.    ���  After lunch came the horse racing.  Campbell's Buck and Wilson's Jim Beat-  tie were the favorites, but Wilson & Perdue's Black���last year's favorite, with  Juan, the Mexican tip, came out ahead on  the first heat. This horse also came in  first on the7 second heat, but the heat,  owing to disobedience to the starter's flag,  was called off. When at length they got  a fair start, Black again won and took the  prize, Buck passing the post d.-:-head> behind. The balance of the field never had  a show. Perdue's chestnut, a; fiery five-  year-old, with careful training, should do  something next year.  The steeple-chase was called off owing  to there being too few entries. The slow  mule race���and they wore genuine thoroughbred   slow   mules ��� was   won   03-  iSproule's Jim.    _.,    _ ...a--.-.  > -It*v?a_ found to be impossible .to finish  'the programme before dusk, so the boat-  racing was omitted, and, after supper, as  many events as possible were worked off.  The firemen's ball opened at about 9:.0  with the grand march. The room had  been most tastefully decorated, and it is  due to the unremitting care of the dancing  committee that the dance turned out to  be the most brilliant and enjoyable that  has been given in Nelson. Over fifty  couples took part and enjoyed a capital  supper served by Charles Phillips at 12  midnight.  The celebration throughout was most  successful,-the only drawback being the  dampness of the 1st. Below is tho list of  winners:  100 yards foot race���5 entries���1st, A.  Falconer; 2nd, William Dolan.  Boys' race���3 entries���1st, Frank Ward;  2nd, Fisher William.  Hurdle race���100 yards���4 entries���1st,  John Wardloe; 2nd, C. S. F. Hamber.  Putting the stone���5 entries���1st, A.  Tregillus, 32 feet 73*_ inches; 2nd, John  McRae, 81 feet 8 inches.  Tlrrowing hammer���3 entries-^lst, A._  *Treg_Uusri02'feet" 10"inches; 2nd, D. McDonald, 102 feet 9 inches.  Standing long jump���3 entries���1st, J.  Wardloe, 8 feet 9 inches; 2nd, T. A. Mills,  8 feet 8>_ inches.  Hop, step and jump���4 entries���1st, C.  S. F. Hamber, 34 feet 9 inches; 2nd, H.  H. Pitts, 31 feet 8 inches.  Quarter mile race���2 in 3���4 entries���  Campbell's Buck, Wilson's Jim Beattie,  Wilson & Perdue's Black, aud Hurley's  Barney���1st, Wilson & Perdue's Black;  2nd, Campbell's Buck.  300 yard race���3 entries���Campbell's  Buck, Wilson & Perdue's Bay Hurry,  Hurry's Barney���1st, Campbell's Buck;  2nd, Wilson & Perdue's Bay Harry.  Steeple chase���'A entries���won by Wilson & Perdue's Bay Harry.  Slow mule race���1 entries���1st Sproulc's  Jim; 2nd, Mclntyre's Pete.  First Payment Made.  On Wednesday last, says the Camborne  Miner, W. B. Pool and associates made  the first payment on the Old Homestead  group of free-gold claims which they have  taken on a working bond. The group  consists of the Old Homestead, Idaho, and  Detroit groups, comprising in all twelve  claims. Specimens of quartz taken from  the Homestead by Mr. Pool shows visible  free-gold in liberal quantities.  Slocan Mines Still Shipping;.  The Slocan mines aro not doing much,  but they have shipped 6*500 tons of ore  since January 1st. ' Last week tlie following shipments were made : Blue Bird 20  tons, Enterprise 25, Ivanhoe 21, Payne 42;  total for the week, 108 tons.  About One Hundred Men Employed.  W..C McLean of Nelson was over in'  the Similkameeu country recently and reports that section of the province badly iu  need of a railway.   Ranchmen can mar  ket stock, but little else, as the local mar,-;  ket for  farm produce is limited.   The'  town of Princeton is quiet and nothing is' I  doing at Ashnola.   At Hedley City there,,;  is much activity.   The owners of. the5" fa- '  mous Nickle Plate mine are building a 40-'-  stamp mill, and it is said to be their in-'  teution to put in cyanide works immedi-.  ately the mill is completed.   A number of  Nelson and Kaslo men are working for- '���  the mining company.   W. A. McLean-1  has charge of excavation work for the' j  flume and D. J. McNally is in charge of yl  construction work at tho mill, and Jake T  Searson, Cole Murchison, Steve McKay,  Harry   Swan,   and   othersare   working A  under  them.    About 100 men are'employed altogether.  At ��� Keremos' the ranchmen had - commenced cutting hay.  Should Not Be Encouraged.    /'-;  Henry Roy is at Ottawa, and for the,,  last two ar three days a number of people *'J  at Nelson have received letters from him!'  The letters are all worded the same, and '  read as follows: - ���  Ottawa, June 18th, 1908   '���-,  If the Dominion government will give"'  a bounty of 11,000,000 on lead and $500,-",  000 on zinc, will it be satisfactory to you" I  and your people.   I have all hope we can ,51  get  that  if  yon wire me  satisfactory.  Yours truly,      '  Henby Roy." '-;1  Mr. Roy is no doubt a well-meaning ��  man, but he, like Smith Curtis of Ross-"."  land, labors under the delusion that he is'1  the only Moses who can lead the people "of"  Kootenay to success.   However, he does"  not represent the views of the people '.of 'J  Kootenay who are working to bring about. 1  better conditions in the silver-lead* min-,;]  ing and smelting industries, and no, at-4  tention should be paid to his communica-yi..  tions.   The interests affected have>dele-'V|  gates at Ottawa and their efforts will onlyfl  be nullified if individuals" like* Roy* are}H  given any encouragement.   A house * __-" \  vided against itself cannot stand.''' -���'�����,-, 41  Both Political Parties Getting Down to Work -;  Liberal Nominations at Vernon arid Slo^nl  '"ThVplatforins'of, political"parties contain planks 011 what should be done regarding railways, coal mines, pulp land  leases, reforesting timber areas, etc., etc.,  but not a word about such practical questions as how estates in liquidation could  best be conserved for the benefit of creditors, and not for the benefit of lawyers.  A little over a year ago an industrial establishment in Nelson that paid out on au  average $1200 a month in wages alone was  put in the bauds of a liquidator.   Had it  been handled in the best interest of the  creditors, they would have ere this been  paid one hundred cents on  the dollar.  But to have done so would not have been  in the best interests of the lawyers.   A  rapid realization on assets and quick disbursements of moneys on hand to creditors means small pickings for the legal  fraternity.   The legal fraternity manipulate   the  courts, aud   the   courts   allow  matters to drift so that the lawyers get  the maximum and the creditors the minimum   of   estates   in  liquidation.     The  liquidator of the industrial enterprise re-  =fewed___^iii_t_____u_Liclo_^  sand dollars in cash in bank, yet a man  who went that industrial enterprise's security for $3000 at a bank is compelled to  give up his home in order to satisfy thc  bank's claim, while   thc   bank's   actual  debtor has money undistributed in another bank.   This is an  object lesson of  how people are buncoed iu British Columbia by lawyers Mith  the aid of the  courts.   Yet, if a reform was attempted,  how thc lawyers would buck and squirm  aud kick.   In nearly every riding in the  province lawyers are either actual or ex-  *>cctant candidates of one or both of thc  two parties who are contesting for supremacy, and if elected they will hike  good care that few changes will bo made  in laws that will in any way affect the  graft of their profession.  On Tuesday a convention of Liberals  ������-r���. .��� rr.j.,at- i^M^JM  assembled"'in Vernon to decide"' uponVa.  candidate for the coming campaign.   The.  following delegates were present:   From  Vernon���S. C. Smith, Fred Billings,'and  H. G.   Muller.   From Kelownar-^T.'.W.  Sterling, W. McQueen,   and  J.   Colin;  from   Spallumcheen���Dr.   Offerhaus, J.;  Bird, James Murphy, and T. W. Fletcher;.*  from Mara���H. J. Johnson; from Ender-.%  bury���W. H. Wright, R. Peel, and .W.  '  Truesdale.   The unanimous choice of the  convention fell to T. W. Sterling, a well-  known land prosperous rancher of Kel-  owna, who accepted the position tendered  him in a. graceful speech.   Mr. Sterling  lias for years been prominent in business  affairs at Kelowna.  The Liberals of Slocan riding, or per-'  haps'.it-is only the Liberals of Slocan City,  have asked R. A. Bradshaw of Slocan  City to stand as the Liberal candidate for  Slocan riding, and he has consented.   Mr.  Mr. Bradshaw is a merchant, and at the  last municipal election in Slocan City was  elected mayor by one vote over A. York,  but  had  to resign because the hall in  ���\vhich=thocity-did=its=business=l*elonged=  to him.   He is popular in Slocan City,  and  is  considered a strong  candidate.  The Conservatives have several men in  view, among others W. T. SL-atford and  C. E. Smitheringole of Slocan Qity, William  Hunter of  Silverton, and W. S.  Drewery of New Denver.   Willi-un MacAdams may return to Sandon and run as  a Labor party candidate. ;.  There i.s a rumor in New Westminster y  that J. C. Brown, instead of contesting7  New Westminster against Thoriws Gif-y.  ford, iimy run for Richmond.   J. B^ Kenr^jl  uedy and F. W. Howay are mentiorii^d inf  addition to Mr. Brown among the pi-Viable candidates in New Westminster S>s <  likely to oppose Mr.  Gifford.   The Van-"'  couver News-Advertiser is authority for  the stntement that Mr. Howay will not  enter the fight.  Nelson School Children Pass June-Term Examinations Creditably and are Promoted  The public schools of Nelson were closed  3*esterday for tho mid-summer vacation  of six weeks. The examinations for promotion in the different classes resulted as  follows:  DIVISION I., A. SULLIVAN, PRINCIPAL.  Promoted from junior fifth to senior  fifth:' Raymond Bard, Ellen Fawcett,  Hugh Gallon, Percy McArthur, Madge  McFarland, Robert McLaughlau, EvaMc-  Vicar, Charles Motley, Agnes Paterson.  Honor roll: Proficiency���Will be given  to first in entrance examination; punctuality and regularity���Christiana McKay;  deportment���Helen Fawcett.  DIVISION IL, MISS K. SCANLAN, TEACHER.  .Promoted from senior fourth to junior  fifth*. Nellie Auuable, Milton Clunis,  Lena Agues Darough, Lilian Foote, Nettie  Graves, Ethel Ritchie, William Paterson,  Mary Svoboda, Amy Swannell, Gordon  Woodhonse.  Promoted from junior fourth to senior  fourth: Louise Allison, Mary Baily, John  B9II, Clara Clunis, Edna Ellis, Fred  Emory, Percy Grizzelle, George Blanch-  ard Johnstone, Hall Lawrence, Leon McCandlish, Esther McFarland, Evelyn Mackay, Nora Paterson, Geogre White, Arthur White.  Honor roll: Proficiency���Nettie Graves;  deportment���Ethel Ritchie; punctuality  ���Miltou Clunis.  DIVISION III., T. W. CLARK, TEACHER.  Promoted from senior thrird to junior  fourth: Jennie Currie, Austin Elliott,  Howard Fletcher, Pauline Gebert, Blanche  Jackmau, Mabel Knudsou, Arthur Lackey  Bonnie Leet, Orpha Manhart, James McCandlish, Nels Nelson, Hazcu Nickerson,  Willie Paupore, Mabel Richardson, Willie  Riley, Mary Rutherford, Bessie Scoley,  Myrtle Traves, Joe Turner.  Honor roll: Austin Elliott; punctuality and regularity���Bennie Leet; deportment���Mabel Knudson.  DIVISION  IV., MISS A. MACLEOD,  TEACH Kit.  Promoted from junior third to senior  third: Ernest Ades, Lottie Amiable,  Hazel Austin, Mabel Creamer, Eddie  Choate, Taffy Cummins, Marjorie Cummins, John Darough, Beatrice Ebbs, Ralph  Ellis, Percy Howard, Willie Hardie, Flossie Johnstone, Mary McVicar, Willie  Mott, Ernest Mathew, Fred Miller, Arthur Miller, Isabelle Montgomery* Edith  Manson, Henry Svoboda, Charlie Swannell,- Richard Turner.  Honor Roll: Proficiency���Charlie Swannell ; Deportment���Richard Turner; regularity and punctuality���Joe Wilson.  DIVISION VIII., JIISS BRETIIOUK, TEACHER.  Promoted from senior second to junior  third: Roland Brown, Ellen Beck, Leona  Engel, Winna Ellis, Hugh Gunn, Willie  Gunn, Lilian Hindo, Gladman Helme,  Hazel McArthur, Ernest Ramuiclmuycr.  Promoted from junior second to senior  second: Bella Campbell, Donald Curry,  Mary Darrough, George Grant, Dorothy  Hannah, Willie Laughton, Norman McLeod, John Morris, Gwendoline Morris,  Alice Paterson, Hilda Richards, Nettie  Lilian Scott, Charlie Steele, Edward  Scoley, Mous Ulvon, Leonard Woodhonse.  Honor roll: Deportment���Ellon Bock;  proficiency���Roland Brown; punctuality  ���Hazel McArthur.  DIVISION V., MISS RATH, TEACHER.   ,  Promoted from senior first to junior  second: Ray Douglass, Charles Darrough,  John Ferguson, Jnliuc Friedman, May  Gunton, Charlotte Hall, Hans Habegard,  Olive Hodge, Svea Hanson, Clifford Irving  Roy Kellogg, Aaron Lacey, Gordon McGregor, Flossie McVicar, Fergus Park,  Almida Palmquist, Anna Pttlmquist,Frank  Poguc, Albert Poupore, Harold Robinson,  Ina May Steed, Ross Taylor, Bina Taylor,  Eric Weir.  Promoted from junior first to senior  first: Henry Ades, Mabel Astley, Bertha  Barker, Clara Crawford, Barbara Cummins, Clyde Emory, Waldo Ferguson,  Margaret Hannah, Lizzie Lynch, Kenneth  McBeath, Alfred Manson, Earl Mildren,  Willie Munroe. Frederick Morrice, Maud  Reilly, Charles Reilly, Ernest Ritchie,  Norman Richardson, Maud Simons, John  Stewart.  Honor roll: Proficiency���Albert Poupore;   regularity  and punctuality���Ross  Taylor; deportment���Svea Hanson.  DIVISION VI., MKS. WATTIE, TEACHER.  Promoted from second primer to first  reader: Lawrence Amos, Willie Barker,  Kamma Beck, Ireue Driscoll, Pearl Driscoll, Hugh Fletcher, Bessie Fennel, David  Friedman, Erma Ferguson, Arthur Gilker,  Cecil Grizzelle, AVilliam Hoskiug, John  Lindblad, Jackie Laughton, Vernon Montgomery, Kathleen Montgomery, Ruth  Manhart, Roy Miller, Virginia McGregor,  James Middleton, Horry" Pitts, Karl Robinson, Nellie Richiu'dsou, Alice Swannell,  Hugh Sloan, Gordon Smith.  Promoted from junior second primer to  senior second primer: Beatrice Amos,  Maud Edwards, Pwirl Finch, Lilian Munroe, Gordon McPhee, Lome McLeod, Hannah Nelson, Winnie Bitchie, Mildred  Sharp.  Promoted from first primer to second  primer: Frances Allan, Robert Beck,  Kitty Beck, Roy Finch, Ida Gunn, Alice  McGregor, Helen McArthur, Lulu McVicar, Edith McDonald, Lome McCandlish, Edith Ross, Clifford Steeper.  Honor roll: Proficiency���Irene Driscoll; deportment���(Jordon Smith; regularity and punctuality���Helen McArthur,  Erina Ferguson, Hugh Sloan.  DIVISION VII., .Ml**.** II. THOM, TEACHER.  Promoted from class A to division 6,  senior first primer: Minnie Anderson,  Ksther Bard, Rov Browne, Gwen Cum  mins, Carrie Fiuncrty, Lulu Fisher, Craw  ford Feuuell, Gladys Gurney, Janie Hun-  son, Brace McDonald, Andrew Oldliciscr,  Hilda Palmquist, Willie Ratcliffe, Emma  Svoboda, Harold White, Jack Weir.  Promoted from class A to division (S,  second primer: Gertie Annable, Editli  Choat, Lonj' Habegard, Yngve Knrlson,  Domiuico Larro, Bert Melntyro, Gladys  McDonald, May Manson, Daisy Richards,  Violet Watson.  Promoted from class D to class C:  Mary Brown, Georgie Douglas, Edith  Fletcher, Emma Gol-ert, Dorothy Hind,  Mainiie McCuay, Maud Munro, Sam Ratcliffe, George Swannell.  Promoted from class O to class B -. Lilu  Fisher, Rachel Grant, Willie Gunton,  Both Ingrain, Edwin Leet, Willie McVicar, David Oldhoiser, Robert Roisterer,  Arthur Simmons, Dan Webster.  Promoted from class B to class A : Finley Campbell, Lulu Crossett, Harold Lowe,  Rebecca McDonald, Lovd Munro, Mary  Wuldy, Esther Williams.  Honor roll: Proficiency���Daisy Richards; punctuality and regularity���Violet  Watson ; deportment���Lulu Fisher.  St. Joseph's School.  Thursday witnessed the closing of St.  Joseph's boarding and day school for tho  term ending June,   1SI0U.    At 2 o'clock  mayor Rose, presiding, the exercises which  took place in the large class-room of tbe  building were opened by a programme of  vocal aiid piano solos and choruses given  by tho pupils, as follows:  Solo, Bells of the Monasrry, Miss Jessie  McNeill; chorus, Pretty Little Violet, infants; solo, Tliree Graces, Miss Annie  Sturgeon ; vocal duct, Two Dolls, Misses  Helen Moore and Annie McGuire; solo,  The Wayside Chapel, Miss Phubu Butler;  chorus, Mermaid's Sting, school children;  solo, Alpine Hut, Miss Katie Kilcline;  chorus, Holiday Song, school children;  solo, Black Forest Clock, Miss Bernardino  Bosquet; hymn, Holy God We Praise  Thy Name, school children; solo, Star of  the Sen, Miss Ida Auge.  After this took place the distribution of  the prizes, as follows: Preparatory class,  Rene Laughton, 1st; grade I., Archie  Symes, 1st; grade II., Frank Gcnskie,  1st, and Rosnria Pascuzzo, 2nd; grade  HI., May Symes, 1st, and Annie Monin,  2nd; grade IV. junior, Fred Grant, 1st,  and Sadie Madden, 2nd; grade IV. senior,  Ruth Bates, 1st, and Helen Moore, and  Walter Brown* equal seconds; Grade V.,  senior, Harold Kinnehuu, 1st, and John  Kilcline, 2nd; grade V., junior, Loo McKinnon, 1st, and Jack Grant, 2nd; grade  VI., junior, Gwendoline Moore, 1st and  Frances Fletcher, 2nd; grade VI., senior,  James Grant, 1st, and Kutc Kilcline 2nd;  grade VII., junior, Winnie Kiunohan, 1st  and Jessie McNeill, 2nd; grade VII., senior, Helen Gigot; grade VIII., Mary Har  wood, 1st, and Phebe Butler and Willie  Sturgeon, equal seconds. Gold medal for  Christian doctrine, gift of Rev. Althoff,  awarded to Mary Harwood, Ella Madden  second prize. Gold medal for composition, gift of Rev. Althoff, awarded to  Jessie McNeill. Gold medal for drawing,  gift of Rev. Althoff, awarded to Frank  McNally. Gold medal for Scriptural history, gift of Mr. Patenaude, awarded to  Lola Bonnet. Gold medal for music, gift  of A. Perrier, awarded to Phebe Butler. Gold medal for general proficiency,  gift of A. Perrier, awarded to James  Grant.  After tho distribution of the prizes,  which numbered many beautifully bound  books of interesting stories, reverend father Althoff addressed the children as follows : "I will say but a few words to you  all. I know you are more anxious to begin tho enjoyment of your holidays than  you are to hear us talk, so I trust that after tho good work you have shown during the past year, you may spend very  happy holidays and return with the  thought that you have honestly spent  them well. Our boys know that we have  a bell which his worship the mayor has to  warn boys when it is time to be off the  streets, and I trust none of you will prolong your amusement to an unreasonable  hour. I like to see boys on time, and  though you may enjoy such pleasure at a  wrong time, yet there is semething in it  [Continued on Fourth Puge.]. __  The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1S17.    Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $13,379,240.00  REST     9,000,000.00  eU&DIDVIDED  PROFITS        724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  HON. G.  RT. HON.  LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROVAI., Ci.CM.C!.,   President.  A.   DRUMMOND, Vice-President. K.  S. CI.OUSTON, ('ciiernl .Miin.-igrr.  NELSON BRANCH  Corner linker mill  Kootenay Streets  H.  BUCHANAN,  IVItindKUi*  lire Canadian Bank of Commerce  ���.>��* vO'.'r'   ;-���'-��� With which is amalgamated  1 '-iiThe  Bank of British  Columbia  j PAID  UP CAPITAL $ 8,700,000  : RESERYEiEUND.-     :i,OOU,000  iAGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER 72,000,000  Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  HON.'GEO.  A., COX, President      II. K.  WALKER, lien oral Manager  Savings" Bank   Department  Deposits received and Interest allowed  INEL-SOIS  BRANCH    '"'. BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,  ManaKet*  The Nelson Tribune  ,-..     ,,.:...    Founded'lit 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY  PROl'KIETORS.   '  LIMITED,  \A bffioc':'McDonald' BlbckV'Bak e r Street'.  The N.klsqN TjtiBUNE_ is served by carrier to  ysub-criDers'lh-Neliion or sent by mail-to any  .���address In Canada' or tho-Unfted States for $1.00  fa year; -price to.-.Grcat Britain, postage paid,  |,?1.50V No subscription taken for less than a  syear.f:/'^   ;-.;..-:��� ������       JOHN HOUSTON, Editor.  AWNOUNCEMENL  I will be a cftiididale for member of the legisla-  tlve assembly for the City of Nelson at the next  general election, provided I am nominated by a  aulv constituted convention of the Lil>eral-'*"i>-  servative partv. .  JOHN HOUSTON.  Nelson,.June '.Itli, V.m.-  7y%!ro_MY/; ju_E'^,Si?u::  |y';JA'_opt^  T   li-That t-is.'CQn.Yf'ntiQUxeafflrmsytbft,polic>*'of  the.pafty.jn.'ma'ttqrs^of .provincial,xoads and .  trail.;-��the'dwnersliiij*an'd-'c6*n'ti'0l 6't;railways  andiithei'ilevelopine'ii.iof-Hhe-iife'ricultural re-;-  sources of-the.pjrpvince.fts laidtdowninXixe plat-j  for^>'adopt'ed'ip October,; 1899,..-which. ���is,..as,-folr,!  flows':-.'���'?"'--'-'-.':; ������������*"���'   ���'������"--���������-.-������-  ,���.'_!"'- -'���    :������  ];'* '��� To actlvely-Ald ih'-tK_:"cdristructloni-*of trails  I throughout the undeveloped portions of thepro-  l^vince and the building of provincial trunk roads  |;of public necessity.  ty" To adopt the principles of government own-  ftershlp of railways in so���far asjhe cjrciimstaiiees  of the province will admit, and the adoption of,  ;the principle that no bonus should be granted to  any railway company which does not give the  fovernme-jt'of th�� province C9n.trQl,_of rates over  , Ineslionusca, together *wltfi the option of purchase./  E-'   " To actively assist by state aid in the dcvclop-  |ment of the agricultural resources of the pro-  i'vlncc. ;   '������      ������-.-���������,.',."  ������   2: -That'inHrie^mean'tinie'^arfd' 'u*_i_.l*'t_e rail-  waj>pblicy. above'set fo_ th.fean 'b6i accomplished,  'a general railway apt p�� passed,-, giving freedom  ,Ho;-pfl'ns'trucfi'rauw^xs under certain approved  teKUlati6ii��;*ianaIogbtis to the systenj^that has resulted in such e_*8onsive.railway construction in  ;the United S1tates> witij-sq.anu'ch advantage to  prade.'a^^c'pmift'erce,    ^   ,.rrv_.Iv..:  4 3y.Tl}4t"t6"enQo'ur.agp'thd.mirii*ig industry, the  taxation--f-inetaUife'rotJs mines should be on the  basis of.'aXpercfentage bn tlignct profits.  T -4i*'iThAt*-_he;i'g.vernr_en*B:iowriership of- telc-  1'pUon.e-eystems should be brought about as a first  ttsteji in' tbe ajgul^ifipn" Qf puJjljP utilities.  . .. ..  J 5t ..'ThajD'a' portjon'.of every coal area hereafter  sto-b'e'aisposed'of shduld'be'restrved from sale or  >,lease*.'BDitbat-��t_te owned! mines may be easily  *accessible,jif tjjeir ojjer^Uoti becomes necessary  or advisable.'      '.  .6. That in the pulp land leases provision  hould be made for reforesting and that steps  hould be taken for the"general preservation of  pforests byiguardii}g-aga.tnst the wasteful destruc-  Itionjpf tf^er.f,*   .vr.,,-:'  &T. TT^tt-t tJaje l.egfsij$_i-e and government of the  f.*prdvlnce"-*sh6_ld-per'seVerein the effort to secure  the-Kcclusioni of'AaiaMc labor.  r$i_.Ti��a_: thejoatterfof better terms in the way  f^ub8idy and Appropriations for the province  shpflljd.JBevlgojous^y pressed ppon the Dominion  .govprrijiient.-.";;;-A~'"-    ��� -   v-'1^'-- ���  ^9.'(?T_t4V-'__'e,'-^^r*aff'ln1_ftWles* of the pro-  ,vlnce;_i��_ostered anc-^ncbur_g_d "by*: the -imposl-  tlon.jofy. increased; customs <��� duties on, ,lead;.and  leadlPibdlt.c^'iiifPQr'ted' into,' Canada, and that,  thetiWonsfervatlve -wtembcrs'-bf   the "Dominion"  HouseJ_aairged''_/Jsupport ady^mdtion Intro-'-  ���&u^tt<#-��w)a^px'ew  10. -^Thatw^Jr^ustBlai^lsp.u^ialmps.t.Invari  inbly re8Ult-;in',^reat'!ibss,ii|.d'Tnjurx,bJoth.;to the  Tparties.direet'.y concernea'and t'o the'publlc, leg-*'  fislatlon should.be passed.to provide'-means for'  Ian, amicable udjustmentof-suchdlsputes between.;  I'employe'rs S.\yiemployee's.ri'J *vt''.**- y-'*(-i:- - (-������������A  \ Vx. That it|is advisabli to.ifoster the'nianufac-  I tnre of the rapv products of the province within  l.the province! as far-as practicable by means of  ��� taxation or\,thc said jaw products, subject ^to  . Tebiite'vOf tlif/same in whple or,pii?t .when- nianu-  Ifactuiedin'Atitish Colnmbla.7-'-'    ���;"   '    '.';'  | cpN^i|yHiyE jpfTOno^;:::;  l"'v . ,���/��� .;.y \: ��������� "T ~ ���;���'��� ���->��� ��� r ������ '  J^icA nieclTng of the executive of the Provincial  to/fservative'Association, held at Vancouver, the  ])rovlnce was divided Into Ave divisions for or-  ga!ilzationvpurp9.ses.; The Ko(ltvnuy:Houndary  division is made up of the following provincial,  election distrlcts: Revelstoke, Columbla,-Kerille,  Oranbrook, Ymlr, Kaslo, Sluvan, Grand Forks,  tJreenwood, the City of Rossland and the Ofty of  Nelson. At tho same meeting the following resolutions were adopted: ^ ...  ,'. 1.^1'hatcon.vcntionsfor noinlnaliifg candidates  forqBcnUjorgjpf Jtlij* I^-ttlAtiyeiassejnljlyJje nmde  tip of delegates chosen as follows:  ; (a) -In city electoral districts, one delegate for  every fifty and fraction of fifty yotes polled at  the- provincial election hold in -1900, and if the  eity. Is dlyided into wards, tlie proportion of delegates ;for.each'.ward shall be based, on the vole  polled in each ward iit the-last -nmiilcipal election.- .'���!. ./;.   'LAI   .���,;..���<.:������:   i��� -���. - ���     -. ::i ������  (b) In other..electoral.districts, one delegate  Joreve',ry fifty or fraction.of lifty voles polled at  the provltieial'election-lrelil.iii ItXJO, the delegates  to beapportfoned 'tai'polliiig .plaoes, or-as near  thereto as will he.' fair to the voters of the differ-'  cut neighborhoods,. ;   ', '_. :.  2. The election of delegates, shall be at public  Meetings-!held at u designated Central place in'  each -polling,division, or-In-, each ward In eity  electoral distijiuts,: if the city is divided into'  wards;* At such public-meetings only those who  pledguthemselvM to, vote for the'candidate or  candidates selected at the nominating convention ���  shall be entitled to a vote for delegates.  3. Two weeks notice shall be given of the public meetingsatwhich delegates are tff be elected,  und. nominating-conventionsrsliall be held ini  city electoral districts two diiys after the day on  B which delegates are elected,' and in other electoral districtsaevcii'daysafter. 'All nominations  throughout the, province .to be made at a deslg- ���  nated central place in each electoral district, audi"  on tlie dame day: -   '-" ���   ���'   --"������������       ���'  4.-:.Airn'oticeunf the date.or public meetings'  for thc eleotipu of del.egatos to ;iiominating con-,  ventioris.'.'fhe apportionment (if delegates, and  the place -and'd'ate of*nominanng' convemions  in the sevdtttl electoral districts shall be prepared  by the, member of the executive of the] division  in which tjie. electoral, districts .are* situate, and  issued over the hitmes of the president and secretary of the Provincial' Con~ervative.Assoeiati6tr.:  From time to time clmiiig the hist fifteen years, reserves have been placed on  lands in Kootenay, becatise of their sup  posed great value either for agricultural  or mining purposes. This special way of  ��� dealing with lands iu Kootenay has  .caused, and is causing, great. discontent,  and the people of Kootenay are wonder-  ling why this one section of the province  'that has always paid its way should he  .singled out to he discriminated against.  iThe land and mineral laws of the province are supposed to be general, in their  application, and they should be so construed and enforced. The"; question then  is, how do the parties that are asking the  people for support stand on the, question  of construing and enforcing the land and.  -mineral laws? The Tribune'--can'state  ���with positiveness that the Conservative  party stands for construing both the land  and mineral laws as they are in the statute-books ; not for the people pf one section of the province, but for the people of  every section of the province alike.^-.Any-  other construction or enforcement of the  laws would be most unjust and most unfair. The Tribune can state with equal  positiveness that the leaders of the Liberal  party are individually on record as stating  that if they are again given the opportunity to form a government that they  will treafcertain lands in Kootenay in a  special way; that lands that are supposed  to be valuable shall be disposed of, not  under the general laws of thc province,  but under laws passed specially to deal  with these particular lands. The Conservatives stand for giving every man, ':  whether he be prospector or capitalist, an  even chance to profit by his luck or his  foresight. The Liberals, judging by the  declarations of their leaders, would give  the man with money all the advantage  in acquiring land that is supposed to be  valuable. Which party, then, would, if  in power, be the most likely to hasten the  4level6prnent^of^Kootenay-?=-=It-is-up-tOr  the electors to decide.  passed by a legislature at Victoria, a majority of whom were Conservatives, not  of a law passed by a parliament at Ottawa,  in which the Liberals have a large majority.   A clique of little lawyers in Nelson  imagine themselves the Conservative  party, and can stoop to low methods  in order to win a point. For three  months this clique have stated thnt the  Conservative party in Nelson lias nominated a candidate to contest Nelson City  riding, yet the Conservative party of Nelson has made no nomination, and will not  make a nomination except in the regular  way. John Houston, who represented  Nelson riding in thc legislative assembly  that wa.s dissolved on the 10th instant,  has announced that he will be a candidate for nomination in a duly constituted  convention, and his friends say he cau  get the nomination with ease. The clique  of lawyers who are opposing Houston  know this, and are now causing a report  to be circulated that he cannot qualify,  even if he is elected. This is done for no  other purpose than to influence electors  against Houston, who, sioniehow, appears  to be as well liked by the rank and file of  the party as he is hated by the clique  of little lawyers who imagine themselves  the whole party.  A correspondent of the Nelson Daily  News, writing from Grand Forks; says:  " Among the labor voters emphasis is laid  " upon tho fact that no member- of the  " government has at any time advanced  " or assisted any measure for the bettor-"  " ment of tho laboring class though op-  '' portunities to do do so have been many.  " To cOme forward on the eve. of an elec-  " tion, as friends of the laboring���: man,  " will receive that attention which hy-  " pocricy merits."   It is safe to say the  writer of the words quoted above is a  biased partisan;. who has not taken the  trouble   to  investigate   the   records   of  Charles Wilson, Robert F.  Green, captain  Tatlow, and .Richard McBride   on.  questions that, affect the laboring men. of  the province.   Charles Wilson is opposed  in Vancouver by the element who do not  like laboring men, simply because he has  'appeared oh the platform on belialf "of  laboring nien.   Robert F-' Green ���' is.: being  fought in his own constituency because, of  the stand he took on the eight-hour law.  Captain Tatlow has been most consistent  in  supporting labor  legislation  in  the,  house.   These three members of the present government need uo defense of their  respective  records;     Richard   McBride,  who is premier for the time, voted, *yye'  believe, for every labor bill that was iu-  trocVuced in the house.   Legislation that  really benefitted labor has not been secured by the "professional" friend of laboring men; but, instead, it has invariably  been sectircd by  men  who  are 'broad-,  minded enough to legislate fpr all classes.  The "professional" labor legislator is no.  better than the "professional" corporation*  legislator, and sometimes is even worse. i;  Q_*___i  i  WE   MANUFACTURE  Aprons and  Shirts,  Overalls.  Denim Hants,  Tweed Pants,  Cottonade Pants,  Junipers,  Blouses,  Cooks'  Caps,  \ Carpenteri' Aprons,  ; Waiters' Aprons,  ! Painters' nnd Plasterers' Overalls,  j Mackinaw Coats,  Engineers'Jackets, Mackinaw Pants,  Waiters' Jackets, 1 Tarpaulins,  Barbers' Jackets, ; Dunnage Bags,  Gingham Jackets, j Horse Blankets,  Mission Flannel   j Tents,  Underwear,        ' Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  ...       '    . i  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory,! Bastion Street  .VICTORIA,   B.C.  Trials  Triumphs of Workingmen  In 1900 there was a three-cornered contest, in Nelson riding. In-that contest .the  expenses of two of the caiididates cauie  out of the same campaign fund; a fund  contributed by the Canadian;Pacific, the  Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, and  senator Cox of Toronto. WilT the' tactics  of 1900 be repeated in 1903?** There is one  man said to be willing to make the sacrifice as a candidate in the hopes of accomplishing the end that was desired in  1900, and he is backed by the men who  had the handling of the C.P.R. et al cam-  paignftmd in Nelson.in 1900.^ The Tri-.  prejudice. The men who assaulted the  editor of,,the Rossland Evening World  because of the editor's remarks on "How  the glorious fourth Syill be celebrated in  Kirby.'s mining camp" are probably men  who know nothing .of liberty, except the  liberty-of showing themselves to be brutes  on occasion;   '  '    ,  THE GLORIOUS FOURTH  The discovery of a process of tanning by  means of which hides can be transformed  into leather in a short time by the use of  the X-ray is (lie result of four months of  experimenting, and will be the first application of tlie X-ray to an industrial  -use. The value ol* the invention consists  in the exposition of tlie soaked hides to  the rays. The present process of soaking  tho hides iu vats requires about four  months, so that the chemicals may penetrate every fiber of the skin. Under the  new system the chemicals absorbed by the  hides during the two hours' soaking are  decomposed by the X-rays in less than  half an hour. Every molecule is thoroughly penetrated, and tlie leather is as  perfect as any tanned by the old process.  Prominent and large tanning concerns  and leather experts have tested the product, and say that it is the equal of any  other leather.  Tho branch of the British Columbia  Steamshipmen's union of Victoria has  gone out of business. While still in its  swaddliug clothes, the union entered into  a sympathetic strike, which brought about  its destruction. Out of the wreck a new  union is to be formed, on different lines.  The experience gained in the strike will  prove a valuable asset iu thc future. Less  sentiment and more practical reasoning is  badly needed in the younger labor unions.  It is easy enough to enter into a quarrel,  but a hard thing to come out of one without getting more or less hurt. As a union  grows older and stronger, strikes with it  become less frequent, due in a large extent to the business methods and tact used  in dealing with employers. Experience  has taught that the strike is costly, even  if the union wins, and should not be resorted to till- every other nieaus has been  exhausted.  Some day trades unions will discover  that the strike is as useless as it is primitive.' It matters not whether the strikers  win; they always lose. On the other  hand, if the employer loses he is bound  to lose .financially, for it gives him the  opportunity to increase the price of any  commodity he has for sale. It would be  an easy matter for an employer of Labor  to acceed to the demands of organized labor for increased wages or a reduction in  hours.' But he wont for two reasons.  First, he offers objections piu-ely for the  How-  It ; Will ,, Be    Qeleijuated    in  Kirbby's Mining Cahp.  bune predicts the result in 1903 will be  the same as it was in 1900.  A meeting of the provincialexeei'tivc will be  held al.Vancouver within a mojuth, ��(nd the datoi  for holding district nominating convcii tions will'  hen-be fixed. ���'"-JOHN HOUSTON,     "'  ���-' "President of the Provincial  ���;���;������ - Conservative Association..  Nelson, June 8th, 1903.'  i  In'commenting biithe exclusion'of Chinese' from, Canada,   The !J^pls6ii, Daily'  News says the Conservatives, asaparty.iire  opposed to the exclusion of Chinese.   Au  election-campaigh'is'how on, tind partisan ���  newspapers, like The Nelson Daily News,  deem, it toJbe good forni to Ho about their  opponents;   The Nelson.Daily News was  brbhght into existence through "its editor'  and' publisher drawing a. fat salary as sec-,  rotary of the commission  that was appointed by the Dominion government to  enquire into tho Chinese exclusion question.   The only member of the commission from British Columbia who is a Lib-,  .eralin politics^vasCstrongly; pro-Chinese,.  and is so today.   He is a salmon ciuiner  at New Wr|JKt111illster, and believes in Chinese   labor  because ;it is cheap.    There  are other Liberals iii .British Columbia  who believe as he does and jxrtictico what  they- believe., But the men: who; arc opposed to tho exclusion of.Ghiiic.se are not  all followers of one -'political "party; tliey  aro.not all supporters of the party. that is  now in power at Ottawa.   Some of them  are Conservatives; but thc Conservatives  of British Columbia heed not be afraid to  compare records ou the'Chniese exclusion  question with the Liberals of British Col-  : unibia.    The legislative assembly of British Columbia, made up of 22 Conserva-  itives and  16 Liberals,  have in the last  ; three years repeatedly passed acts regula-  ;. ting immigration into the province, and  ' in every instance these acts were disal-  " lowed by the parliament of Canada in  -which   the  Liberal  party   has  a' large  majority.    Political    parties   must    be  ���judged by what they do when they have  . the power to do.: The.Liberal party is in  power in Canada, and what has it done  ito exclude the Chinese?.  If undesirable  'Asiatics are being excluded from British  Columbia today, it is the result of a law  There will be ample..time- in .which ito  register the voters of every riding. iniBrit-  ish Columbia.' Every man' entitled - to,  vote in either of the elqven ridings "iii  Southeastern'British'Oohimbia ciui bereg-,������:  istered within six weeks without'i'auy personal e*4"��ehse in-in6uey: or loss of tiiiic.  There are., two parties strivingfoi- suprehu  acy, and both have , campaign, niachiuory  in fairly good working order. They can  be depended on to see tliat voters' are' all  registered. * ' - .  A residence of fifteen years iu Kootenay  loads us to believe that its pcoj}lo.,,as a  wliole iu-e most tolerant'.** iThey _iiay_iave  different opinions on tho questions of the  da}*, but it is seldom that perspiml violence  is used because of. tin expression of 'individual opinion.   Such-incidents havc'oc-.  1   i -'v'-ii-'";'' ��� -������- i     --'';''     ���"���   '������"��� ���  curred, but tho aggressors in every iu-  stfujce were , nien noted only- for .being  narrow-lioaded.. 'The .editor of the Ross^;  land World happens to bo aiiEnglishman,  rind in his paper has poked fun ataii|ef-'  fort that is being made to celebrate the  Fourth of July in Rossland. , Quito, a  number of citizens of. the United, States,  live -hi Kootenay, and a few of them -in  Rossland. That they should lDce to celebrate the natal day of their country is  only, natural, but that they should go on,  the warpath when Britishers, poke fun at  them for wishing to do so is ridiculous.1  Were Canadians resident in.: Spokane to  take the same action regarding Dominion  Day as citizens of the United States are  taking at Rossland to celebrate the Fourth  of July, would the same tolerance be  shown thorn by the people and pi-ess of  Spokano as has always been shown by the  people and press of Kootenay when citizens of the United States resident in  Kootenay celebrated their natal day? We  believe not, and oiu* belief is not based ou  '     [Rossland Evening World]  By- order of the 'mayor the procession  iWill form on the tennis lawn at the War  :Eagle'where,Mr.. Kirby will be, mounted  on the piece of artillery-sent by the Dominion government to the Rangers,  and  will be drawn by eight Rangers iii uniform, preceded by the bugle band and.  the Stars and Stripes borne by the chief  of police accompanied by the city engineer carrying a stuffed eagle.   All the  South African heroes willj be chained to  the wheels of the-guii carriage.   At the  Centre Star bridge the president and sec-  cretary of the .Miners' Union, with uncovered heads, will, salaam to his majesty,  and will fall in line after tho gun carriage.  The procession will halt) at the memorial fountain, where the mayor in full regalia will draw two litres Jof water into a  vessel and hand it to kaiser Kirby, in  token of submission; on the' water question and after his. majesty has spilled a  few drops,.the vessel will be handed to  the   editor of: The-World who will be  forced to drink the balance so thathemay  for once have enough of the "water question." -'       .'���-������      i  The mayor, still-in full regalia, -will  then mount a plank.over, ihe horse trough  of the fountain and deliver his oration on  the triumph of the oi-msj of the United  States, and will put some knots in the  _t______"*^the_lion___th^^  loosen. He will be followed by the kaiser  in a short, but feeling address on the advantage of employing aliens. Firecrackers and applause of children will be allowed all along the line, and cries of Vive  le President, Mort a Roi, A has Edouard,  etc.,-.are!-.approved of. .The procession  will then break aup; and all.turn to the  worship of-Bacchus whicli will be free to  all at tlie expense of his^majesty. ��� .:.' -ii  Tom-Long mtt'ihavo'' his ��� departmental'  chariot;in<:attendance, ��� to.' escort, anyone:'  who isnot respectful- enough .'to., the -pro-'  cession;' '     ���'*��������� -~   ���'' ; ''> ���'���'' ���'-��� ������'���'��� -��������� '-  Ha__^H4Waii  FIRE,  LIFE,  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET,   NELSON  UNDER   OLD  MANAGEMENT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  purpose of blindfolding the public, with a  view to fleecing them at a future time.  Second, for the purpose of destroying or  weakening organization. It is a noticeable fact that when a strike is successful,  as in the case of tho coal miners' strike,  we find the price of coal advanced somewhat. In view of the fact that tlie miner  burns coal his victory is robbed of its success, as is also the pockets of thoso who  did not strike or who were not benifitted  by tho success of such strike. As a matter of fact, a successful strike is of benefit  to the employer of labor and not a detriment, as is commonly supposed.  Kansas City Fraternity No. 1, the first  organization ever formed by "rat" printers, has disbanded, giving as the reason  that the treasurer of the "international"  body, who exists in Los Angeles, refuses  to give a proper bond. The strenuous  work of the Typographical Union is beginning to tell in the last of the Fraternity strongholds, and soon their existence  will live only in memory. This is a  branch of the organization which is causing the Typographical Union so much  trouble with the Los Angeles Times.  Sir John Brunner, M.P., has said at  Liverpool that the wages paid in England  were higher than in all the protectionist  European countries. For every 100s. received by the English workmen the wages  in France were 77s., and in Germany 78s.,  and the hours for the French and German  workmen were half as long again as those  of tho English workmen. It took the  Frenchman 124 hours and the German 131  hours to turn out the same work that the  English artisan did in 100 hours.  Tho Chicago Typographical Union has  taken steps to increase its members' benefits. Tho nuiou now sets aside $250 a  mouth, from which sum every member  who for twenty years has been a contributing member of the union, and is  physically unfit for work, will receive a  pension of #3 a week.  c   - '  The expression "baker's dozen," which  is in point of fact 13, has a history. For  a baker in the olden times to give short  weight in bread exposed him to considerable penalties, and thus the custom arose  of adding on extra loaf to the dozen as  compensation for any possible deficiencies  in tho result of the batch. The extra  article was originally a safeguard to avert  the chances of a heavy fine.  In round numbers thero arc 2,000,000  organized workers in Great Britain. Tho  Minors- Federation, numbering 830,000,  carpenters (12,000, shoo operatives 28,000,  boilermakers and iron shipbuilders 49,000,  various brunches of weavers 90,000, several  classes of laborers 100,000, and tlie Amalgamated Society of Engineers with 94,000  are among the strougor organizations.  President James J. Hill of the Great  Northern railway has given his opinion  that the walking delegato and business  agent between employer and men should  be done away with, to facilitate the development of better conditions.  The auuunl report of the Amalgamated  Society of Railway Servants of the United  Kingdom, just issued, states that at the  end of last year it had 627 branches and a  membership of 53,453, against 028 branches  und 55,941 members in 1901.  Publishers of San Francisco dailies have  entered into an agreement with tho Newspaper Writers' Union, of that city, chartered by tho International Typographical  Union, and providing for a minimum  wage scale.  The Retail Clerks' Association of Great  Britain, at its annual conference held in  Edinburgh recently, pledged the association to support compiUsory arbitration of  labor disputes.       '  A charter has been gi*anted by the state  of New York to the Independent Labor  League of America, an organization seeking to protect the interests of non-union  workmen.  The Associated Shipwrights' Society of  Great Britain has 19,319 members and a  reserve capital of over $615,000.  Motormen at Berlin, Germany, receive  83 cents and conductors about 72 cents for  a day of ten hours.  Bricklayers and masons in Austria receive for a day of ten hours 75 cents to $1.  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"Wherever, Indian Prince
" Life is—of moving things, or things unmoved,
" Plant or still seed—know, what is there hath
grown
" Hv bond of Matter and Spirit."
—The Song Celestial.
The recent utterances of lord Kelvin,
president of the Royal Association for tho
Advancement  of  Science,  to tlio effect
that  scienco   positively affirms creative
power iu support of his description of a
crystal being, as he avers,   " the fortuit-
i.ous  concourse  of  atoms" or in other
words the chauee coming together of these
atoms,  murks tho beginning of the end
of the so-called conflict between religion
and science.   The statemeut coming from
so learned a source is practically a surrender on the part of science to the inevitable   acknowledgement   that   it   cannot
prove in a maimer acceptable to the present five senses, problems beyond a certain
point.   It is therefore forced to accept as
a solution of these problems that whicli
all  religions  havo   from the beginning
taught: that there is a creative force behind and beyond all aud of which the
great German poet, indifferent to names
said:
"Fill thv heart with it, and name it as thou
wilt."
As a matter of fact there never has
been a conflict between real religion and
real science for thoy aro synonymous. Tho
differences—bitter at times—have arisen
in quite the saiuo maimer as all pther differences between men arise, through the
fact that thoy'■ look at things through a
glass darkly aiid as a consequence receive
only the blurred impressions of the one
truth. There can only be one truth oven
as geometrically there is but one point in
a circle—tho centre—which is mathematically equi-distant from all points ;of the
circumference! If, as an illustration, the
light of truth shone, forth from yonder
peak and a multitude were to walk around
the base of the mountain and asked 'to
give their individual impressions of what
they saw, they would vary according to
the impression it made on their consciousness. The poet sees the sublime in the
light of the setting sun, but the tiller of
the soil alongside him merely a few colors,
the impressions of the one are far- finer
than those of the other. Therefore is it
that we do not see our neighbor exactly as
he is, we only translate into words the
impression he makes on us; one man who
may appear charming to me may impress
my neighbor as akin to a "brute, yet he is;'
the same to both. -,  ..'
; This socalled conflict had its origin", iii
the blurred impressions received by religion while interpretatiug sacred books.
Science aroused antagonism through false
deductions and shifting hypothesis. From
this arose" a bitterness which spread over
a number of years and alienated thereby
from profitable intercourse, some of the
finest minds. of the last century. -.. Some
twenty-five 'years ago a remarkable' book
was published on the'-subject. of " The'
Conflict Between Religion and Science ",.
by professor Draper. It was a well written treatise on the subject, bristling with
sincerity albeit somewhat hard in its assertions ; it made quite a stir in church
circles, and aroused1 the churches to pulpit action in orderCto sooth minds whose
faith might have been undermined. . The
title was unfortunately a poor one, for it
was the cause of starting the "conflict"
cry and as if to emphasize it, the pulpits
fierablo
took it as themes for seiinons inn
with the lamentable result thaty
got it well ingrained that science -wns-Sfe,
bitter opponent of religion. Much of this
feeling.has died away before more advanced thought, so that it is quite common nowadays to hear a scientific sermon
from the pulpit and reference to matters
religious at a scientific lecture.
Iu approaching the subject of tho truo
relation.between religion and science two
definitions hero giveii: Religion as defined
by Newman, is the kuowledgo of God,
His will and our duties towards Him.
Science i.s defined as that knowledge
gained by observation, experiment and
reasoning.
The knowledge of God is au elastic
phrase and runs all the way. up from the
anthromorphic conception of: Him as a?
personal; boing endowed with passions
like mankind and more inclined to vent
His wrath than His love, a conception
that lias been the means of driving a large
number of people from the churches into
.muddy indifference on religious matters.
Between this and the following transcendent conception there all kinds:
*"' •'■'..- "•" KnQw too from Me .■
Shineth the gathered glory of the suns
Which lighten all the world; from me tho moons
Draw silvery beams,-and,11 re lierceloyliness.
I penetrate the clay, aiid'lend allshapes
Their living force; 1 glide'into' the plant-
Root leaf and bloom—to make the woodlands
green ~-
With springing sap.
The analogy between religion and science to become intelligent must embody
the philosophic statement that behind all
and in all that wo come in contact with
by way of the senses is ','Fixed a ppwer
divine which move's to "good/'' 'From this
is deducted the existence of life and form.
Life the creator and sustainer. Form as
seeiiin the multifaiious manifestations in
the universe from an atom to a planet.
In " The Ancient Wisdom" we find the
idea thus expressed:,
"Matter is form and there is no form-which
does not express a life; spiJit is life and there is
no life thnt is not limited by form."
This simple statement is the key which
unlocks the door to the comprehension of
the true relation between tho subjects we
are discussing. True religion is the
study of the life while true science is that
of the fonii., Orthodox science, has been
- groping for this life and-has endeavored
to find it by way of the study of the multifarious forms we see around us, whether
in the domain of geology, mineralogy,
chemistry, botany, anatomy and astronomy. It has approached this study with
tireless energy and a tenacity of purpose
truly sublime. From this has arisen a
mighty structure almost bewildering
in its preciseness, but which nevertheless
still leaves the question of the nature of
life unanswered with the result that it
has fallen back on the creative power.as
•■ the only solution.   -     ■ ■    '
Orthodox religion has wasted enormous
energy on irrevelent discussion over the interpretation v;of* scripture.7 ./Relying" on
'this revelation it ignores all .teaching that
does not" harmonize 'with its interpretation of this sacred lore and rejects. the
testimony of the sacred literature of other
religions, which be it. said is equally grand
in its ethical aspect, quite as satisfying to
the needs of the soul and in many cases
far older.': The most unforhuiate /stand
taken by Christianity is "that proclaimed"
by too zealous teaclier_ who' insist that it
is the only religion in. the world worthy of
the-name.-.. 'According, to, this "belief the
250'. millions of this faith axe in the light,
while the 1000 millions.of other faiths are
in the darkness and ignored by the Father
of all. This has arisen largely through
the abnormal conceit that characterizes
therpeoples of "Western lands. They imagine they are everything, that the universe was built for them and the millions
of fellowmen iii Asia, Africa and India
are bo much flotsam aiid jetsum floating
on %e 'great j-j-olutionary sea. Their
niinds**w*Ql 1*e disabused of this some day.
In the old days religion did not seek to
•impose aii'arbitrary dogmatic teaching ou
tho peoples, but recognizing the one life
sought tp-stOdyitaud by .viutuo- of contemplation on, aud inner meditation i*:am
some knowledge of it aud having obtained
this knowledge tho study of the forms
camo as a natural result. It is practically;
a study of tho law of cause and effect
wich regards tho life as tho cause and the
form as the effect. The life is the light
and tho form is the shadow, the life is the
real nnd the form is the unreal. It follows, therefore, that what we imagine so
delightfully real — that which we see,
hear, touch taste and smell—is after all
,the furthest removal from the real, and
that in so doin1? we are living in a fools
paradise, hugging au imaginary will-o'-
the-wisp, while the reality is awaiting the
recognition it will some day receivo.
Real religion, in the old days (and
for that matter in these days too) was
studying what science is doing today,
with this difference, that while the latter
studies from form to life—effect to cause
—low to high, the former studies from
high to low, from life to form—cause to
effect. Embodied in the old philosophies
ai*e to be found. the solution of all the
problems of life whicli science vainly seeks
along physical lines and which it will
never find. It goes without saying that
orthodox religion aud science rejects all
this, but not quite so openly as they have
done for it is beginning to dawn upon
them that armed with a broader interpret
tation of the scriptures on the one hand
and a.charitable acceptance "of Eastern,
philosophies on the other, much that is
vague shall be made clear, and conse'-'
quently more presentable to mankind.
It will be seen, therefore, that the antagonism between religion and science,
when looked into deeper, has no reason
to be, and arose out of a false conception
of the true work of both. It is not pretended, even now, that this or other explanations will be accepted by either.
Only closer study of their affinity will
bring the light. Although the relations
between them are far more harmonious
than formerly, they will still both seek
solutions of the problems of life from
their respective standpoints; more advanced minds in pulpit and laboratory,
minds able to rise above the rut of dogma,
will clear the mental horizon and bring to.
the masses brighter conceptions of the
great evolutionary plan and ultimately,
answer intelligently the1 questions that
have agitated the human mind of all ages:
Whence do I come, why,.and where
and whither do I go?
Some will say: "What of it? Why all
this about matters that after all are out-,
side the pale of every day life!" The answer has been well put as a finale, to a,
clever article on the works of George Macdonald, novelist, mystic, and idealist. It
closes as follows: U;     ■ "■'■"..    :'
"There is no more.unfiling and irritating query
in tne whole range of human interest than the
one which an indifferent mind launches with a
great air of triumph against one who has become
to be in earnest. It Is exasperating because of
its obtuse self-satisfaction, so bafllling because It
demonstrates the widtli of the gulf fixed between
human minds. ' What is tlie use,' says the practical person, 'of thinking about such unpractical things?' What good is there in wasting time
considering whether you .have a soul or not,
when you Know that you have a. body that must
be provided for? Thinking will not fill your
pockets, will not give you meat and drink and
enjoyment. These are the real objects of life and
all the rest is foolishness, weakness and waste of
time."
Dr. Macdonald, it may be well be believed, is of the opposite opinion. "If,"
he says, ' 'a man may not know the things
of God, whence he came, what shall he
understand. F. W. Pettit.
Nelson, B. C, June 24th, 1908.
a. post at ; tlio - northeast corner marked.
T. jSproat's N.E. corner/post, thence 80 chains
south; tlience 80 chains west; thence 80 chains1
north; thenee 80 chains east, to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the
Flatheadriver, three miles from international
boundary, about 42 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., on or near the Flathead,
river.   ■•    -    "' T. SPROAT.
Dated May 23rd; 1903.
Notice is hereby given that I, Dave L. Dover,
Intend within the time proscribed bylaw to apply lo tho chief commissioner of laudsand works
of thc provinceof British Columbia for a license
to prospect forcoal nnd petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter described and commencing at a post
at the southeast corner marked Dave L. Dover's
S.E. corner, post, thenco80 chains, north; thence
SO chains west; theiiceHOehalns south; thence 80
chains east, to the postof commencement. These
lands arc-situated un the Flathead river, four
miles from international boundary, about 'I
miles in asoutheasterly direction from Elko, B.
C, on or near thc Flathead river. . .    i      ,
Dated May,23.fi, 190*1. ..,.,.   DAVE I;. Dpy^R.
Notice is'hereby glvcn'that I, R. W.-Driw, intend within the time prescribed by law, to apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
thc province of British Columbia, for a license to
prospect for conl and petroleum upon thc land
hereinafter described and commencing ata post
at the northwest corner marked--R. W. Drew'.-
n. w. corner post, thence 80 chainssouth; thence
80 chains east; thenee 80 chains north; tlience80
chains west, to the postof commencement. iThese
lands are situated ou the Starvation creek, three
miles from the International boundary, about 5-1
miles In a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.
C, 0 miles east of,the Flathead river.   '•'■'
Dated May 18th,1903. R. W-.'DREW.
Notice I.s hereby given thatl, A. T. Walley' intend within the time prescribed by law to.apply
to thc chief commissioner of lauds and works of
the province of Britisli Columbia fora license to
firospect for coal und petroleum upon the lands
lereiuafter described and commencing at a post
at the southwest eorner marked A. T. Walley's
S.W. corner post, thence 80 ehains north; thence
80 chains east; tlience 80 chains south; thence 80
chains west, to the post of commencement.
These lands are situated on the Flathead river,
one mile from international boundary, about 44
miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.
C, on or-near the Flathead river.
Dated Muy 23rd, 1003.
A. T. W ALLEY.'
Notice is hereby given tbat.I, W. A. McPhee,
intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and
works of the province Of British Columbia, for a
license.to prospect for coal and petroleum upon
the lands hereinafter described and commencing at a post at the southwest corner inarked W.
A. McPhee's s. w. corner -post;] thence 80 chains
east; thenco80 chains north;-thence 80 chains
west; thence 80 chains south, to the post of commencement. These lands aro situated on the
Starvation creek,1 one mile from International
boundary, nbout 50 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C, seven miles cast of the :
Flathead river. '
Dated May 18th,J1903. W. A. McPHEE.
Notice is hereby given that I, Fred Starkey, in
tend within the time prescribed by law to apply
to the chief commissioner of lunds and works of
the province of British Columbiafor a license to ,
prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter described, and commencing at apost
at the southeast corner marked Fred Starkey's s.
e. corner post, thence 80 chains north; thence 80
chains cast; thenee 80 chainssouth; thence 80,
chains west, to the post of commencement. These
lands are situated on the Starvation creek, about
three Smiles from the international boundary,
about 54 miles in a southeasterly direction from
Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.
Dated May 18th, 1903. FRED STARKEY.
The following article, headed."Dominion Day in West Kobt'euay,'"' is -from The
Nelson Miner of June llth, 1892. It will
be seen that the programme is made up
of boat races^ athletic sports, aud horse
races. It* will'also be seeii that the prizes
offered are more liberal than they aro today ; but eleven. years , ago none of the
'sports were fo*r1«mate.urs,: - -All tho boys
jwho could row, and run, and jump were
.'•professionals.'" 'Of tlie Six men who had
the management of the 1892 celebrations,
G. B. Wright of...Ainsworth is dead;
Thomas McGoyeru of Ainsworth, is in,
Ireland; and, the-present habitation }c>f yip-"*}
E. Fletcher nf ^-Aiiisworth is' unknowii'--
Dr. D.-LaBauof Nelson is stillinNelson
taking part in celeb, rations; Bert Crane
jof Nelson died afNome" Alaska, only recently,, and John .Houston of Nelson is still
celebrating:'/.''^ '-•}■'■ ::!i v'7:7:7-:'- "-■■"■ !=n!
|     Db&fiNiON DA Y' IN WEST' kboTENAY.':   !'
■  The following programme" of'sports for the 1st
and 2nd of'July leaves nothing ;.to...be desired.
The committee is to be congratulated on having -
done so well: ....... (
DOMINION*  DAY.
Sunrise—National salute of 21 guns.
7 a. m.—Excursion to Ainsworth, Steamer Nelson and daiurtnir barge; Nelson brass Isand in
attendance. Tickets, ft,&o round trip. Tbe following prizes will be contested for-'juid awe
on thearrIv»liw(,tllB.^olSoiu^L,^;    .{_,
i AT AINSWORTH:
j Boat racing, single scull—IstllO; 2nd f5.
: Boat racing, double scull—1st no; 2nd ?*'.
! Canoe race-1st $10; 2nd *.*>.
i Putting shot—1st 17; 2nd 13.
i Tossing caber—1st $7; 2nd "SI.
I 100-Yard race—1st 17; 2nd IS.
j Bqys'race—Jsti|7; 2nd.|».-: .   .        ■   ■.
■ Standing broad Jiiinp—1st |7; 2nd p.    ' , '
i Hop, skip and lump—lit |7; 2nd |3.
;   Running broad iumjWst,|7; 2nd 13,  .    ■',
;   -vaulting With pole—1st.|7; 2nd |3. ■ "       .   '  *
Three-legged-race-1st 17; 2nd |3.
Tug of -ivar.c.ree.toall-t'US,, i    , - j    ■
■ Entrance fee 10 per cent In cash.' '*'' ' '•"■'     ■
Dancing in bower from 10 a.m. to .I p.m.
-   ,_   ._            ..   G. B. WRIGHT,
|.-:-.«   ri/i      Sr.i-.-'l    THOS. MCGOVERN,
E.  E.  FLKTCIIK1*.
9.p. m.—Dance in.puvlUlou. oii„return.of excursion. . -■ --   . -
10. p.vin/—rPyrotechiiJc-,:display..-.froin beacon
Hcigtttf^/'-: ?.'!■/■'•."■•■'• •.■;;-■;■• A -r//•■*!■/ --• iy/A 7;£ •:' '-.AA ■>*>
PROGRAMME OF SPORTS AT NELSON, .ITLY 2.
Sunrise—A national salute of 21 guns.
!» a. m—Single canoe race—lstllfi; 2nd' Ifi.
Double canoe race—1st 120; 2nd |10., fi, ;4
Single seull race—1st |15; 2nd |T>.
Double scull race—1st |20; 2nd 110. -
H a. m.—100 yards foot race— 1st |1_; 2nd V>
■    50 yards (pot race, forboysukiderVllO-lgt flO;
2nd V>.- -..■■;    ■   -r%.      >-.-:      «."
ce, fat men's rASfc'i
._m**-rr|, g    l
11 to weigh
T"2ml $5.
t-ffio yards fi
oitbr 20*-lsrtI0|
.WyirrtlH fhreeTOgfte-n' rirt*'c-«Iin I*
SO yards sack raee—Ut 110.
100 yards hurdle race—1st 110; 2nd |_.
Members of amateur athletic associations win-
n Ing prizes will be given suitably engraved medals or cups of the value of (ho prize won.
2 p. m.—300 yards horse race, 2 ln 3 hoats-~lst
|25; 2nd 115,
s-Ist 1100;,
one dash—1st
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HO:
prospect for coal and petroleum upon the land's
hereinafter described and commencing at a p6st
at the southeast corner inarked J. A. Irving's
s. e. corner post, thence 80 chuins west; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; thence
80 chains south, to the post of commencement.
These lands are situated on the Kishenena creek,
three miles from international boundary,' about
47 miles in asoutheasterly direction from Elko,
B. C, on or near the Flathead river.
Dated May 13th, 1903. J. A. IRVING-
TIMBER ivotic__;s.
Notice is hereby given that I, J. W. Holmes, intend within the time prescribed by law to- apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
the province of Britis Columbia for, a -license to
^prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands,
hereinafter described and commencing at a post
at the northwest corner marked J.-'-w: Holmes'
n. w. corner post, thence 80 chains east; thence
80 chains south; thence 80 chains west; thence
80 chains north, to the post of commencement..
These lands are situated on the Starvation creek
and international boundary, about 56 miles in a
southeasterly direction from' Elko, B. C, six
; miles cast of the Flathead river.
Dated May 18th, 1903. ■ J. W. HOLMES.
Notice is hereby given-that I, Jessie G. Kirk-
■ patrlck, intend within, the time, prescribed by
law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands
and works of the province of British Columbia
for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum
upon the lands liereinafter described and commencing at the northeast corner at a post
marked Jessie G. Kirkpatrick's n. e. corner post,
thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains south;
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains north, to
the post of commencement. These lands are
situated on the Kishenena creek three miles
from the international boundary, about 46 miles
in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C, on
or near the Flathead river.
Dated May 13th, 1903.
JESSIE G. KIRKPATRICK.
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ee Co.
Dealers in
Coffee, Teas, Spices, 'Baking, Powder, and
Flavoring Extracts.
OUR GOODS are pare an^ selected from Me best in the various
  = tines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us
direct, and %>e guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,*
Kootenay Coffee Co.
Telephone 177
Nelson, <B. C.
P. O. Box 382
Burns& Co.
Wholesale
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Head Office and Cold ^ttfr_ige F-Mctnt at INelson.*     -
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BRANCH..MAJtK__rS„ti,.J_li___l.Xl!_!_i.§_Il!.lftn4_.-?nv01'ton' Revelstoko, Now Denver, Cascade, Trail,
" " ~ Pliocnix,  Rossland, SIocij.;t City, 'Moyie,  Craiihi-ipok,
Grand "Fork's," Greenwood', "Midway,"
Fernie and M'acleo'd.
NELSON-BRANCH MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   BAKER STREET
Orders by mail.Jo any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention. .
Fresh and Salted Meats.   Ifish aiid Poultry in Season;-
ORDERS BY MAIL receive* prompt'
aud careful attention. ,
E. C. TRAVES, Manager
:-': -~ ■': KiW.C. Block*,'Nelson:
GELIGNITE   The;strongest .and ,b,est. Explosive, on -the Market
Hamilton Powsteir; Coinpaayr  :r.
Manufactured
By the,..	
GEO.  C. TUNSTALL, JR.
District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.
Manufacturers, of
High Grade Explosives. Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder
L.AIVD  NOTICES.
Notice is hereby given thatl, J. H. Matheson,
intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the ChlefCommissioner of lands and works
of tho province of British Columbia, for alicense
to prospect for coal and petroleum upon tlie
=lunds-lioreinaftor described-and eommencing-atr
a post at tlie northwest corner marked .1. II.
Mathesou's n. w. corner post, thonce 80 chains
cast; thence 80 chains soutli; thence SO chains
west; thence 80 chains north to the post of commencenient. These lands are situated on the
Flathead river and international boundary,
about 15 miles in a southeasterly direction from
Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.
Dated May 23rd, 1003. J. II. MATHESON.
Notice is hereby given that I, Fred II. Smith,
intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of laudsand works
of the province of British Columbia, for a license
to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the
lands hereinafter described and commencing at
a post at tlie northeast corner marked Fred II.
Smith's n. e. corner post, thonce 80 chains west;
thence80 chains south; thenco 80 chains east;
thence 80 chains north to the post of commencement. These lauds are situated on the Flathead
river and international boundary line, about 4,"i
miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,
H. C, on or near the Flathead river.
Dated -May 23rd, 1003. FRED II. SMITH.
Notice is hereby given that I, C. Wilson, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
the province of British Columbia, for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter described and commencing at a post
at the northwest corner marked C. Wilson's n.w.
corner post, thence 80 chains south; tlience 80
chains cast; thence 80 chains north; thence 80
chains west to the posl of commencement. These
lands are situated ou the Flathead river, tliree
miles from the International boundary, about 12
miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,
Notice is hereby given that I, Lizzie Gilker, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
the province of British Columbia, for alicense to
prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter described und commencing at a post
at the northwest corner marked. Lizzie Gilker's
n. w.-corner post, thence 80 chains east; thence
80 chains south; thence 80 chains west; thence
80 chains north to thc post of commencement.
These lands are situated on the Kishenena
creek, three miles from the international boundary, about 50 miles in a southeasterly direction
• from Elko, B. C, on ornear thc Flathead river.
Dated May 13th, 1903. LIZZIE GILKER.
Notice is hereby given that I, J. K. Douglas, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
the province of Britisli Columbia for a license to
prospect_for^coal.and,petroleumiuponthe-lands=
hereinafter described and commencing at a post
at the southeast corner marked J K. Douglas'
S. E. corner post, thence 80 chains west; tlience
80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; thence 80
chains south, to the post of commencement.
These lands arc situated on the Starvation creek,
one mile from international boundary, about 55
miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.
C, six miles east of thc Flathead river.'
Dated May 18th, 1003. J. K. DOUGLAS.
Notice is hereby given that I, W. E. McCandlish, intend within tlie time prescribed by law to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and
works of the province of British Columbia for a
lleenso to prospect for coal and petroleum upon
the lands hereinafter described and commencing
at a post at the southwest corner marked W: E.
MoCtimlllsh's S.W. corner post, thence 80 chains
north; tlience 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
south; thence 80 chains west, to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the
Starvation creek, three miles from international
boumlarv, about 54 miles in u southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., six miles cast of the
Flatliead river. W. E. McCANDLlSH.
Dated May 18th, 1903.
Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days after
date I. Intend to apply to the honorable chief
commissioner oflands and, works fora special
license'to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing
at a post planted on the south bank of the Little
Slocan river one hundred and fifty (150) yards
above its mouth, thence west one hundred and
sixty (160) chains; thence south forty (40) ehains;
thence east one hundred and sixty (160) chains;
thence north forty (40) chains to the place of beginning. THOS. M. WARD, Locator.
DAVID BOOTH, Agent.
Nelson, B. C, June 9th, 1903.
Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days' after
date I intend to apply to the honorable chief
commissioner oflands and < works fora special
license to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate in West Kootenay district; British Columbia. Commencing
at a post planted on the east bank, at the mouth
,of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan
river on its south bank, thence east one hundred
and sixty (160) chains; thence south forty (40)
chains; thence west one hundred and sixty (160)
chains;,thence north forty chains to the place
of beginning. ' DAVlD BOOTH, Locator.
'   Nelson, B.,C; June 10th, 1903.
Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after
date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief
commissioner of lands and works for tlie right to
purchase the following described lands, for agrl-
: culturalpurposes, situate in West Kootenay dis-
' trict, B.C. Commencing at a post planted on the
" north bank of the Little slocan river at its mouth,
; known as David Booth's southeast corner post,
thence west 80 chains, thence north 20 chains,
thenee east 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, to
place of beginning. DAVID BOOTH,
Nelson,; B.C., April 24th, 1903._ Locator-
Notice is hereby giveii that sixty (60) days after
date 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 WestKootsnay district, B.C. Commencing at a post planted on the
west bank of the Slocan river, 20 cnains more or
less north of the Little Slocan river at or near its
mouth, known asT. M. Ward's southeast corner
post,-thence west 80 chains, tlience north 20
chains, thence east 80 chains, theuce south 20
chains to place of beginning.
Nelson, B.C., T. M. WARD, Locator.
April 24th, 1903. DAVID BOOTH, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days after
date 1 intend to apply to the honorable chief
commissioner of lands and works for a special
license to cut and carry away timber from the
following described land, situate in West Kootenay district,.British Columbia. Commencing
at a post planted on the west bank at the mouth
of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan
river, on its south bank, thence west one hundred and sixty (160) chains; thence south forty
(40) chains; thence east one hundred and sixty
(160) chains; thence north forty (40) chains, to
forty (40) chains,
E. A. ROLF, Locator.
DAVID BOOTH Agent.
Nelson, B.C., June 10th, 1903.
place of beginning.
PROCLAMATIONS.
Bi C, ou.or near the Flatliead river.
l.)at(-Cl*May*_!ltd, 1903.,;.'    ' ,,.   ,,<fv.w:"-!
SON.
'NoCIce is hereby given :thilt:I, A;.G. Nclson,:;in>:
tepd .within the time prescribed by law. to .apply:
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
tlie province of British Columbia, for alicense to1
prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter described and commencing at a post
at tlie southw,est corner marked A. G. Nelson's
H..XV. 'corner post, thence 80 chains nortli; llieiico
SO 'chains east; thence 80 chains south; thenceSO
chains west to. the; post: Of commencement.
These lands are situated on the Flathead river,
four miles from 'tlie*'international'boundary,
about 41 jiules iii n-southeasterly direction from
Elk'O'.B. C.inn or near the Flatliead river.
•Dated MaySi'lnl, 1U08. .   A. GvNELSON.  .
Notice is'herebv given-that I, J. E. Annable,-
iht.hri/WithiiLtlfc time-prescribed bylaw, to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works
of thc province of Britisli Columbia, for'iillcehse
to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the
lands hereinafter described and commencing at
a post at the southeast corner marked J. E. An-
nable's s. o. corner post, thence 80 chains north;
tlience 80chains west;:thenco 80 'chains soutli;
tlicneu 80 chains east.to the post of commencement... These lands are situated on the Flathead
rtvcrv'ono-iriil'e from the international boundary,
iilioutl tin lies in a southeasterlv direction from
Elko, U.■(!., on or near the Flathead river.
Dated May 23rd, 1903. ,r.E. AX.VAHLE.
Notice is hereby giveii that I, T. Sproat, intend
within the time prescribed by law to applv to the
chief-commissioner of lands aiid works'of the
province of- Britisli Columbia .form license to
prospect for conl and petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter    described    and    commencing   at
Notice Is hereby given that I, D. McArthur, intend within the time prescribed bylaw to apply
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
the province of British Columbia for a license to
prospect for coal anil petroleum upon thc lands
hereinafter described iind commencing at a post
at the northeast corner marked D. McArthur's
N.E. corner post, thenee 80 chains soutli; thence
80 chains west; thenee80 chains nortli; thenco80
chains east, to the post of commencement. These
lands are situated on the Starvation creek, three
miles from international boundary, about 54
miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.
C, six miles cast of the Flathead river.
Dated May 18th, 1903. 1). McARTHUR.
. Notice is hereby given that I, John.J. Malone,>
intend within the" time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works
of the province of Britisli Columbia for a license
to prospect for coal anil petroleum upon thelahd's
hereinafter described nnd commencing at a post,
at the northeast comer marked John J, Malone's
N.E. corner.post, thenee 80 chains west; thence
80 chains south; thence 80 chains east; thence 80
north,' to the' post of commencement'.' These
lands are situated ou the Starvation creek.and
international boundary, about 55 miles in a
southeasterly direction from Elko,B.C.,six miles
cast of the Flathead river.
Dated May 18th, 1903.        JOHN J. MALONE.
N,otice is hereby given tbat I, AVilliam O. Rose,
intend within the time prescribed by law 16 apply to the, chief commissioner oflands and. works,
of thc province of British Columbia fora license
to prospect forcoal ami petroleum upon the lands
hereinafter .described and commencing, at a post
at the 'sou IK won't corner marked Wm. O. Rose's
S.W. corner post, thence 80 chains cost; thence 80
chains..north; -tlience W chains west; thenee.80
chains south, to thc post of commencement.
These land's are siluiite'l on thcKIshchehacrec'k,
three miles from 'Iiitcrniitloiiabboundary, about
■I" miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,
B.C., on or near the Flatliead river. ,   .
Dated Mi^y I3th, l'U*.       WILLIAM O. ROSE.'
Notice is hereby given that I, J. A. Irving,- Intend within thc time prescribed by law, to apply-
to the chief commissioner of lands and works of
the province of British Columbia, for a license to
IL.S]   HENRI G. JOLLY DE LOTBINIERE,
Lieutenant-Governor.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EDWARD VII., by theGrace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and
of the British Dominions bevond thc Seus,
King, Defender of the Faith, it'c, _c, &e.
To our faithful the members elected to serve In
the Legislative Assembly of our province of
British Columbia, and to all whom it mav
concern,—Greeting.
■A PROCLAMATION.
A. E. McPhillips, Attorney-General.
Whereas wc have thought fit, by and with tlie
advice and consent of our executive council of
our province of British Columbia, to dissolve the
present legislative assembly of our province,
which stands prorogued until summoned for dispatch of business:
Now know ye that we do, for this end, publish
this our royal proclamation, and do hereby dissolve the legislative assembly accordingly, and
the members thereof are discharged from further
attendance on same.
In testimony whereof we have caused these our
letters to be made patent and the Great Seal of
British Columbia to be hereunto affixed :
Witness, the Honorable Sir Henri Gustavo Jolly
de Lotbinlerie, K.C.M.G., lieutenant-governor of
our said province of British Columbia, in our
city of Victoria, in our said province, this sixteenth day of June, in the year of Our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and three, and in the
third year of our reign.   Hy command,
R. F. GREEN,
Provincial Secretary.
[L.S.] 'HENRI O.
JOLLY I)E LOTBINIERE, ■
■ "■-      Lieutenant-Governor.
•CANADA.     .
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EDWARD VII., by thc Grace of God, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and
of tlie British Dominions beyond the Seas,
.King, Defender of the Faith, Ac, Ac.
Tp.all to whom these presents shall come,—Grcct-
"■'•    g' A  PROCLAMATION.
A. E. McPhillips, Attorney-General.
Whereas we are desirous and resolved, as soon
as may be, to meet our people of our province of
British Columbia, and tohavetlieirndviee in our
legislature, wc do mako known our royal will
and pleasure to.call a new legislative assembly of
our said province; and do lurtlicr declare thnt,
by tho advice of our executive council of Britisli
Columbia, we have this day given orders for
Issuing our writs In due form,'for calling a new
legislative assembly of our said province, .whicli
writs;are to bear date,the sixteenth day of July,
proximo, and to be returnable on or before the
eighteenth day of November, one thousand ;nine
hundred and three.      '
In testimony whereof, we have caused these
our letters to be made patent, and the Great Hcul
of the said province to be hereunto affixed :
Witness, the Honorable Sir Henri Gustave July
de Lotbiniere, K.C.M.G., lieutenant-governor of
AUCTION SALE
OK
VALUABLE CENTRAL CORNER
RESIDENCE PROPERTY
Under and by virtue of the powers contained
in a certain mortgage, which will be produced at
the time of the sale, then1 will be offered fur sale
by public auction, bv Charles A. Waterman, auctioneer, at Ills ollicos, K.W.C. block, Baker street
Nelson, B.C., on Monday, the-Dili day of .lime,
A.D. 1903, at the hour of 12 noon, the following
pro]ierty: The southerly halves of lots 13 and 14
block 31 (being the northwest eorner of Mill anil
Hall streets), Citv of Xelson, H.C. On the property Is erected a farge dwelling with modern conveniences. For terms and conditions of sale tip*
plv to       E. A. ('■■'•".ASK, Mortgagee's Solicitor.
Dated 4th June, 1903.
, Certificate of Improvements..
'.     ' " "' "" " N(3T1CE.    -"-*;"--    "
^Malwiiaz, Wolf, Pat and Mat mineral claims')
situate In thc Nelson mining division of West
Kootenay district. Where located: Nearjunc;
tion of Wolf and Sheep creeks.    - 	
Take notice that we, The Yellowstone Mines,
Limited, free miner's cert it) cat c No. n80,8(il,'Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to
the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose o.f obtaining crown grants
of the above claims.   " '
And further take notice tha fact ion, tinder section 37, must be commenced beforetlic issuance
of mich certificates of improvements**
Dated this 3rd dilV of June, 1903.    ■
Application For Liquor, License.
Notice is hereby given that I, Edward O'Sulli-
viin, intend to apply to the board of license commissioners of the City of Nelson at thc next meeting, held thirty davs after date, for a license to
sell lli|iior by retail on the premises known as
the Sunnvslde hotel, situate on lot 11, block 87,
Nelson, II. C. EDWARD O'SULLIVAN.
Nelson, H. C, June 13th, 1903.
.our'said province'of British Columbia; In 'out -
city of Victoria, in our said province, this sixteenth day of June, in, lUs*$e&x>QSP.ufr fjord .ono-
thousand nine hundred* and three, and in the'
third year of our reign.   By command,   ,   ,
R. F. GREEN',
Provincial Secretary.
[L.SI]        HENRI G. JOLY- i)E LOTBINIERE,
Lieutenant-Governor.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EDWARD VII., by theGrace of God,of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and
of: the British Dominions bevond the Seas,
King, Defender of thc Faith, Ac, &c., Ac.
To our faithful the members elected to serve in
-i   the Legislative Assemblv of our province of
.-   British Columbia, at "our city of Victoiia.—
Greeting. ■■...-:■■
7    A  PROCLAMATION.      '-,..'-
; A. E. McPhillips, Attorney-General.        -
Whereas We are desirous and resolved ns
soon as may be, to meet our people of our prov-
vince of British Columbia, and to have their advice in our legislative:     '-'
Now know ye, that for divers causes and considerations, und taking into consideration the
ease and convenience of our loving subjects, we
have thought fit, by and with the ud vice of our
executive council of the province of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and by these presents
enjoin you, and each of you, thut on Thursday,
the twenty-first day of January, one thousand
nine hundred and four, you meet us in our said
legislature or parliament of the said province at
our city of Victoria, for the dispatch of b'hsiness,
to treat, do, act and conclude upon those thingb
which, in our leglsla-ure of the province of British Columbia, by the common council of our said
province may, by the favor of God be ordained. :
In testimony whereof, we have caused these
our letters to be made patent and the Great Seal
of the said province to be hereto airlxed:
Witness, the honorable sir Henri Gustave Jolv
de Lotbiniere, K. C, M. G., lieutenant-governor
of our said province ofBritish Columbia, in our
city of Victoria, in our said province, this sixteenth day of June, in the year of Our Lord ono
thousand nine hundred and three, and in the
third year of our reign.   By command,
< R. F. GREEN,
Provincial Secretary.
■   APPOINTMENTS.   "
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.
16th June, 1903.
Kls honor the lieutenant-governor In council,
under the provisions of the " Provincial Elections Act," and the "Redistribution Act, 1902,"
has been pleased to uppoint tlie undermentioned
persons to be Collectors of Votes for the electoral
districts written opposite their respective names,
namely:
Victoria City, II. W. It. Combo of Victoria.
Saanich, Win. Graham, of Roval Oak P. O.
Esquimalt, II. W. II. Combe, of Victoria.
Cowichan, Jas. Maitland-Douglas,   S.   M., of
Duncan.
'   Islands, Samuel Roberts, Junior, of Sidney.
Newcastle, George Thomson, S, AI., of Ladv-
smith.
Nanaimo City, Herbert Stanton, Nanaimo.
Alberni, A. L. Smith, of Alberni.
Comox, John Baird, of Cumberland.
Delta, Sidney Ashe Fletcher, of New Westminster.
Chilliwhack, G. W. Chadsey, of Chilllwhack.
Dewdney, Sidney Ashe Fletcher, of New Westminster.
Richmond, Sidney Ashe Fletcher, of New Westminster.
New Westminster City, Sidney Ashe Flelcher,
of New Westminster.
Vancouver City, Daniel Donaldson, of Vancouver.
Atlin, E. J. Thain, of Atlin.
Skeena, John Flewin, S. M.,of Port Simpson.
Cariboo, John Dowron, of Uarkervilhj.	
--^LillooetfCaspar^I'iiiiirrSrMTrof-Eillobet
Yale, J. W. Burr, oi Ashcroft.
Kamloops, Edward A. Nash, of Kamloops.
Okanagan, Leonard Norris, S. M., of Vernon.
Similkaincen, C. A. R. Lamblv, S. M., of Fair-
view.
Greenwood, Wm. G. McMynn, S. M., of Greenwood.
Grand Forks, Wm. G. McMvnn, S. M., of Greenwood.
Revelstoke, Wm. <!. McLaughlin, of Revelstoke.
Slocan, H. P. Christie, of Slocan.
Ymlr, Thomas Henry Atkinson, of Ymlr.
Nelson City, Harry Wright, of Nelson.
Rossland City, John Kirkup, of Rossland.
Kaslo, Alexander Lucas, of Kaslo.
Columbia, Chas. E. Hamilton, of Golden.
Cranbrook, Jus. F. Armstrong, S. M., of Fort
S le. b
Fernie, I.estock R. Forbes, S. M., of Fernie.
Quarter-mile horse race,'J in 3 heal
:_ntl>|9u. ...if i ■•-:•
300 yards slow mule race,
2nd fV "   .    ..
'  Stceple'clmse, old course—1st 120; 2nd ?10.
.*> p. m.—Vaulting with pole—lot if 10-. 2nd fi.. I
Standing long jump—1st 17; 2nd f3.
:.-P_ttlilgjheavy stone—1st 17; 2nd $3. -^,1"" :-l
Hop, step and jump—1st |7; 2nd fa.
Running long jump.
Tug of war, Nelson vs. Ainswonth=_-0._ —
9 p. m—Dance under t_B*auspiS;iio. tU« Nit>Is!fiil
fire brigade.   Tickets f3.   A prize of-fat) will  be  '
given for ft.waltzing contest.. -.-..-;■;•.-.-.— ,„,,,
JULY THIRD^,.^-7 £,, q ,*
;,%7E'x£u.r8i6u'.^
Bonner's I-erry, returning Jiilv"6tli;   ' tf»2
DR. LaBAU; S*_y
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i  .  • •   •>:.   r \";JOHN 1-f.ousTOS.. fe»Z
i y i •)§ 'hrjT" !"|ya''g!ife"tsli,
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Second Hand Store
und
,. China Hall
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linn bought and sold.   Call
the stock before sending east for anything.
in  and  look  ovftr-S
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Ooods  Rented
"First-Glass  Warehouse
Pop Storage
WESTERN  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT
AGENCY
Baker Street, West,
Next to C.P.R. Ticket Office
Phone 261A . -.       P.O.
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THORPES
LITHIA
water :;:
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Every small bottle contains five grains
of Lithia Carbonate
REISTERER & G>
BREWERS
OF >f
LAGER BEER AND PORTER
Put up in Packages to Suit the'Tia'do"
Brewery and Office: Latimer Strect^<*»lso», B.G-.
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£orporatioiL_of_=the=City=dLMson;_
Final Notice     i
Notice is hereby gifeu that
all arrears for Electric Light
rates must be paid at the Cit}*-
Offices by 12 o'clock■jiqqii,-on
Tuesday, June 30th, 1903, or
the service will be disconiimied
without further notiej.*- i-M**| *• ■
By order,
D. C. McH&WkfL
June 'JOtli, 1U03.
Iii
Corporation of thc City of Nelson.
Water Rates Notice; .
Water rates for • the quarter
ending September!30, 1903, are
due and payable at the Cit}'
Office on Wednesday, Julyy'ist;-:.
If paid on or before the 15th
July, a discount of, 10 per cent
will be allowed. If not paid,on
or before Jury 31st, the service
will be discontinued.- - ■■•• •'■'•-•
By order,
.  ;   ,D.,aiMeM0RRJ^ ,
Nelson, Jnne.27Ui, 1903.     .   .  ,Clty 'CieTK.
' ~       ~i   ■ -   .    . . ...1 ..-.. .1 .   , -.
Corporation of the City-of Nelson.
Notice Is hereby given that the first sittings ojt
the Court of Revision, for the purpose of hearing
all complaints against tlie, assessment for the!
vear .'WO*), u,s made by the assessor of. tlie City ot
Nelson, will bo held at the city offices. Nelson, H.
('., on Thursday, the llth day of- June,*i903, tit
two o'clock p.m. D. C. Mc.MORRIS, ;
'.Nelson, B.C., Mav 8,1903. City Clark.
NOTICE.
.The time of the lirst sittings of the Court of Ho-
vision has been extended to Thursday, July 9tlr,
1!HW, at the same hour and place.
1). C. MCMORRIS,'"
Nelson, June 2nd, 1903. Chief Clerk. The Nelson Tribune  n  The JL E Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd.  Importers   ui-i<i*| Doulor*-s  Iii  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Graniteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER  ST,  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  INEUSOIN  yj** ***K*<p mora worn %SjPwiP ^.^^^..^S^.^iS^S^S^S^i^  gstS  <_s<ai_j  ]. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd.  ** Wholesale and Retail  Groceries, Crockery and Glassware  Aberdeen Block, Nelson  Fruit Season  Is now in full swing, aud preserving will be  general in a few days. We have contracted to  handle the entire output of strawberries from  - one of the best ranches in 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  in all sizes, which will go at low prices.  J. A. KIRKPATRICK & G0.> U.  &��2��t92  wvA*P9A*$vX*P9A<PvA*$7��*P vAfP vA-P lSS<P 9&--P vX<P vX^^R'-Pv.^ w^9X^9X'P9Xl*PtyJ^wKltyJ  Thrum's  %anch  The Finest in tbe Market:  Fmit   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   Da}' *  .1  all '  T5~i1^dn5Klers promptly^  LEMONS  Celebrations.    Can  fill  all  X  ���  ���  ���  ���'  ���  ���  B. C.  X  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Ltd.  NELSON,  TO  THE TRADE  ONLY  Springs Summer  Millinery  Wo are showing- the most beautiful assortment  ol Newest Millinery Styles evey exhibited in tlio  vicinity.-  The Latest Styles in Trimmed and  Ready-to-Wear Hats  For Women, 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 per cent lower than you enn buy elsewhere. "Call and see us���you will be cordially  welcome. You will undoubtedly see something  to please you at A VERY LOW I'RICE.  THE ENFIELD CO.  COSTUMERS AND MILLINERS  Baker Street, next door to the Hudson Bay Stores  I Gait Coal f  >        And  Wood of All  Kinds        <  "C Terms Spot Cash J  The  Palm  Km It and Vegetables of all Kind  Fresh Trout and Canned (lunds  i XV. F>. TIERNEY  >   Telephone 205  Soda Fountain  Ice Cream Parlor  COLD "MEATS AND COOKED HAM  If you are going fishing or picnicing cull  on us for a lunch.  Bunyan & Longhurst  K.W.C. Bloclc, Ward St., Nelson.  S-20 Water 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.  Illankets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., a specially.  Dyeing and (.'leaning also done. Outside ordurs  promptly attended to.  PAUL INIPOU, Proprietor.     I'.O. Box 48  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers  cdrtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  SMimeographs  ^Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, BX-  BIRTHS.  Houston���Boru at Nelson ou Friday,  the 2Gth instant, to the wife of Harry  Iionston of Silica street, a 10-pound son.  Crawford���Born at Nelson on Friday,  the 26th instant, to the wife of D. Crawford of Hall street, a daughter.  Svoboda���Born at Nelson on Friday,  the 26th instant, to the wife of John Svoboda of Hall street, a sou.  Moyer���Born at Nelson on Friday, the  20 th. instant, to the wife of T. Moyer of  Nakusp, a daughter.  THE TOWN AND THE~DISTRICL  Benjamin Freelof Regina, Alberta, will  apply on Tuesday next to government  agent Renwick for a water record of 600  inches from Cottonwood-Smith creek.  The point at which the water is to be diverted is at or near where the Hall Mines  smelter railway track crosses the creek.  Freel is the man who got the council to  pass a bylaw giving him certain privileges  for erecting a fiom- mill here. The privileges were granted, but the flour mill  was not built; and never will be. The  city should see to it that the water record  is not granted.  Tax assessment notices for 1903 are being mailed to assessed owners. The  absirrdities appearing in the notices of  former years appear again this year. One  notice shows an assessment of one piece of  property at $2975, and another piece at  $75. Why the former should not have  been $3000 and the latter $100, only the  ma*n who made the assessment knows. If  all assessments had been made in units of  $100, it would have been much simpler  and easier to figure out the taxes.  The shareholders of The Tribune Company, Limited, held their first meeting on  Tuesday. The following officers and directors -were elected: Directors���Dr. W.  O. Rose, William McNabb, John A. Irving, A.'J.'Marks, Gus*Erickson, John J.  Malone, and Alexander McDonald. Officers���Dr. W. O. Rose, president; John  J. Malone, vice-president; P. E. Wilson,  .secretary; and John Houston, treasurer  and manager. Thirty-four shareholders  were present in person or by proxy.  Special services will be held tomorrow  at the Methodist church in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of  the birth of John Wesley. The new pastor, Rev. Mr. Baer, will address the congregation in the morning on" "Where  John Wesley Got His Power over Men,"  and in the evening on "The Motives  which Move Men Who Become Great  Through Deeds." Appropriate music at  11a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  | [The Nelson lodge A. F. & A. M. will  meet in the Masonic hall on Sunday at  v p. m. to attend service in St. Saviour's  church at 7:30. Worthy brother Rev. O.  A. Procunier of Revelstoke will preach  the sermon. Visiting brethern are cprdi-  ally invited to attend. The service will  be adapted to the occasion, -with 'Special  lessons, psalms, and hymns.  George McDonald of Vancouver is paying Nelson a short visit. He is in the  coal buriness at Vancouver along with one  -of-iRr=Marpole's-sonsrand-iisi=doing"-wellr  Fifteen years ago George was keeping  track of the "stores" in the C. P. R; hardware department at Donald, then the  main point on the main line between  Winnipeg and Vancouver.  Hon. R. F. Green of Kaslo, minister of  mines and provincial secretary in the McBride government, was in Nelson on  Wednesday night en route to Grand Forks  and Greenwood, where he goes on business connected with the department of  mines.  Joseph Graham, a well-known prospector  and miner, who has been working in the  North Star mine and in the Perry creek  gravel mines, is spending a few days in  Nelson. He may take a "flyer" at Poplar Creek before returning to East Koot-  cuay.  Paul Nipou of the Nelson Steam Laundry received five new laundry machines  from Troy, New York, this week, and  wheu tliey are installed he will be prepared to wash anything from a cambric  handkerchief to a Hudson Bay blanket.  Joseph Sturgeon of the Sherbrooke hotel has purchased a residence on Silica  street, near Josephine street, and his  family now live there. Mi*. Sturgeon is  out on Hall creek looking after mining  property in which he is interested.  Two of tho water-front manufacturing  industries are working full forces full  time. Tlie wire mattress factory never  was so busy since it started up at Nelson,  and the marble works have orders ahead  that keep them busy.  John O. Regan passed through Nelson  this week en route to the Last Chance  mine in thc Slocan. It is likely that work  will be resumed on the property as soon  as Dr. Hendryx comes up from Los  Angeles.  The subject of tho discourse by Rev.  Mr. Reid on Sunday night iu the Congregational church, Stanley street, will bo  "Oiu- Citizenship: Improving Environments : Seeking a Better Country."  J. Fred Hume has gone to Victoria,  and will bring his family back with him.  He has rented his Victoria residence for a  short time to captain Tatlow, finance minister in tlie McBride government.  At noon today 409 persons liad applied  to be placed on tlio voters' list at Nelson ;  aud at noon yesterday 1-6 applications  had been received at tin' oflice. of the collector of voters' for Ymir riding.  Dan McDonald of Ymir, one of the best  known miners in West Kootenay, passed  through Nelson this *,vwk en route to  Windermere, East Kootenay, where he  goes to work iu a mine.  Mrs. John A. Kirkpatriek left Nelson  on Thursdny for Stubeimcadia, Nova  Scotia, where she will visit with relatives  for three mouths.  J. J. McDonald of the Autoino mine,  Slocan district, has gom.1 to Pisquid,  Prince Edward Island, on a two-month's  visit to relatives.  Joe Ringrose, who has the contract for  installing electric lights for tho Dominion  Day celebration, has the work well under  way.  David Clark of Pilot Bay has removed  to Morrissey Mines, and Joseph Blanchard  of the same village has removed to Sajmo.  The water in the river is receding slowly  and all danger to either railways or property is over.  Mrs. Sam H. Green of Knslo was a  guest at the Hume for a day or two this  week.  NELSON SCHOOL CHILDREN-  [Continued from First 1'iige.]  you af forwards look back and regret. I  will repeat what I said at first, and that  is, my wish that the coming days of freedom from school may bring you every  pleasure."  His worship mayor Rose addressed his  attentive young listeners as follows: "It  gives me great pleasure to preside at these  closing exercises and to witness the display that has beeu made this afternoon.  The city of Nelson is to be congratulated  .on having an institution which offers so  many excellent opportunities for proficiency in, not only, the essentials, but what  I also call fine arts. I noticed as I came  in, a chart with the elements of the metric system, also the measures and appli-  ancas for its use,jin the cabinet in the office. Now, I intend at the close of the  next term, to award a gold medal to the  boy or girl who has shown the greatest  proficiency in mastering the system, for I  feel that the day.is coming when this  decimal means of computation will be of  great use to our 'country, and supersede  pounds'and ounces, with the litre, decalitre, etc. ��� I wish to say to the boys and  girls that we hope you will all be present  ���at the school grounds where the children  are to assemble on July 1st, and march to  the parade grounds, to aid in celebrating  the 36th birthday of our fair Canada, in  which most of us were born and that we  .love so much���honoring, thereby the great  ^British empire of which we form a part.  I trust .you will spend a joyous holiday  and now announce that the school is closed  'and will reopen'-'on"."the first Monday in  September."  The singing, of the "Maple Leaf Forever" brought the exercises to a close, and  a long file of happy faces greeted the eye  as the juveniles marched out with their  trophies, and called ringing cheers which  above all else express the average boy's  feelings at holiday time.  DO NOT WANT TO PAY TAXES.  The silver-lead mines in the Coeur  d'Alenes have paid their owners millions  in dividends, but the owners don't like to  pay taxes. They even lack harder over the  way they are taxed than do some of the  mine-owners of Kootenay over the 2 per  cent tax. The following appeared in the  Spokane Review one day last week: "If  the sheriff of Shoshone! county, Idaho, up  in the Coeur d'Alenes, sells the big mines  of the camp for taxes oil July 7th, he will  probably do;.so only after a hard legal  fight, for the mine-owners are joining in  a plan to fight the matter before the courts  of Idaho. The lawyers for the big corporations are getting together to draw up  the papers in the contest. It is expected  that they will rest their claims on alleged  unfairness in the assessment of the properties. The Bunker Hill & Sullivan, the  ,Empire^State-Idaho,=-the^Morning,=4he=  Hunter, the Standard, the Mammoth and  the Frisco are all standing together in the  matter. The Hercules and the Coeur  d'Alene Development Company, owning  the Crown Point, nearj Wardner, are the  only big mines which are not making the  fight. They have paid their taxes as assessed. The trouble grew out of the recent law passed by the Idaho legislature,  making patented mines' pay taxes at their  full market value instead of at a nominal  rate as heretofore. The assessor of Shoshone county rated the big mines roundly  at an average of about half a million dollars each, aside from the value of the improvements and siu-face rights, which are  taxed separately. The mining companies  have fought the case before the county  commissioners, but without avail. They  have steadily refused to pay the full  amount of taxes, although tendering  moneys based on the assessments which  they liad turned in from their properties.  Shoshone county has been somewhat crippled in consequence financially. Now, as  a last resort, the county has advertised  tho mines for sale on July 7th at the  hands of the sheriff for taxes."  ONE BUBBLE HAS BURST.  The demand for a receiver for the  United States Shipbuilding Company and  the disclosures touching thc organization  of this big combine may serve to show  that it is not eveiy overcapitalized concern that can live, even with prominent  men behind it. It was a colossal affair so  far as figures went, but the president of  the corporation resigned his position, giving as his reason that the working capital  of the trust was insufficient and that the  assets and possible profits were greatly  exaggerated in the organization. This  would indicate that cash and not water  is needed to conduct a largo business even  if the concern be a shipbuilding corporation. The United States shipbuilding  company seems to have been organized  with a capital and indebtedness far in excess of tho value of tho plants controlled  by it. Tho thrifty Schwab received $30,-  000,000 for the Bethlehem steel works in  preferred stock, common stock and collateral bonds; the plant is said to have been  worth $7,500,000.    Other plants are said  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���  ���  FRED IRVINE & CO.  = r-:-=-������ BURNS BLOCK, BAKER ST., NELSON, B. C       ..   Dry Goods, Millinery, House <S_ Men's Furnishings  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  Ladies' Sailor Hats 25c up. All  trimmed and pattern Hats at bargain prices.   New Sunshades.  Fred Irvine & Co.  ���  X  ���  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  ���  l  to have been taken in at figures quite as  high and ridiculous, aud those who sold  expected,to get rid of their surplus securities by unloading them on a gullible public. But too much water seems to have  made it difficult to carry on the shipbuilding business, with the result that the securities are not worth as much as was expected, and small holders are asking the  courts to protect them.  More Gold Than Ever Before.  Never before in the history of banking in  Dawson has there been such heavy purchases of gold as this season. During the  first days of the clean-up over a million  clollai,S-oLgoldidriftedinto-thei,banks.^=���=  The Ore Is High Grade.  The Nettie L. and Silver Cup mines, in  the Trout Lake district, have shipped 6950  tons of silver-lead ore, valued at $981,875.  Ore that sells for $140 a ton is not low-  grade.    The Morrissey Despatch says: "The  coming political contest will be fought  out in Fernie constituency on party lines,  and while it is safe to say that both the  political parties will have candidates in  the field, it would be permature to state  that the standard bearers have already  been selected. Certain gentlemen have  been freely named as likely candidates,  who, no doubt, would receive considerable  support at a nomination convention, but  many of these disclaim any desire to accept such an honor."  The Liberals of Kaslo met this week  and passed the following resolution:  "That a committee of five bo appointed  by the association to conduct the correspondence and other work incident to the  selection of a candidate for the Kaslo riding at the coming convention. Also that  a notice be put in the Kaslo Kootenaian  stating that there will be a meeting of  this committee at a stated date to ascertain what nominations there are likely to  be and the probable strength of each candidate."  The Liberal-Conservatives of Moyie, iu  Cranbrook riding, held a meeting on  Tuesday night and organized an association. The following officers were elected:  A. P. McDonald, president; E. A. Hill,  secretary; A. W. Sutherland, treasurer;  D. J. Elmer, P. J. McMahon, Fred Frith,  S. J. McCartney, and V. Desauluien, executive committee. Moyie will be entitled  to send three delegates to the Conservative  nomination convention.  enay. Ferguson is in Kaslo riding, and  The Eagle is the' only Liberal-Conservative paper in the riding, The Kaslo Kootenaian and the Trout Lake Topic are Liberal.   The Liberals of Slocan City in tendering the nomination of the Liberal party  of Slocan riding to R. A. Bradshaw of  Slocan City seem to have overlooked the  fact that there are Liberals in Nakusp,  New Denver, Silverton, Three Forks, and  Sandon.        In Dewdney, the contest, it is reported,  will be between premier McBride and T.  F. Patterson.  Spring Medicine  Our Compound Extract  of  Sarsaparilla  Cleans out the System, tones up the Digestive  Organs, makes a Good Appetite, regulates the  Bowels, and Is wonderfully beneficial in all rundown conditions.  LARGE BOTTLES (regular *1 size) each   7Hc  SIX BOTTLES for $4.00  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P.O. Box 5C3  Oflice: Kootenay St., Nelson  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd.  Real Osteite and  General Agents  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.C.  Candidate John Houston will open his  "headquarters" next week and will show  the nominee of the Liberal party, S. S.  Taylor, K. C, that he (Taylor) has a  fight on his hands. Houston's supporters  have organized a general committee of  thirty to provide the sinews of war.  The Lnrdeau Eagle, published at Ferguson, will support and help elect the  Liberal-Conservative candidates in Koot-  Geo. M. Gunn  Maker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Ward St. next new postoffice bid "Nelson  L.ABOR  UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS* UNION, No. 96, W. F. M.���  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in  Miners' Union Hall, northwest corner Baker  and Stanley streets. Wage scale for Nelson district: Machine miners, |3.50; hammersmen,  ?3.2.r>; mine laborers, $3. J. W. Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially Invited.  Made SiSttS  AT  jjj. A, Gilker'sj  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Corporation of the City of Nelson*  Electric Light Rates  Electric light rates for the  month of June are due aud payable at the City Office on Wednesday, July ist. If paid on or  before July 15th, a rebate of 10  per cent will be allowed. If  not paid on or before July 31st,  the service will be discontinued.  By order,  D. C. McMORRIS,  Nelson, Juno 27th, 1U03. City Clerk.

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