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 ���*?$!*2(H?mr'i   -ton  -1   Vv    -  >** ���->  i^"^*-  ��iF!*f  j1 ���  -vl*-.  *      <*t   _s  Saturday Afternoon, June -209 1903  ���"���__. SB  BRITISH COLUMBIA'S SIXTEEN PREMIERS AVERAGED ONLY TWO YEARS EACH IN OFFICE  SMITH CURTIS GIVES A ROSSLAND PAPER A PIPE-DREAM STORY AS TO THE PART HE PLAYED IN POLITICS  An old politician, who knows British  Columbia since the early days, was interviewed this week by The,Tribune's longhand journalist as to the number of premiers the province has had since it ceased  to be a crown colony. He had much of  the information stored away in his memory, and the dates given are from the  records.    ,  The first premier was J. F. McCreight,  who took office in December, 1871, and  d held on for a year, being defeated on December 28rd, 1872. He was afterwards  appointed to the supreme bench, and was  retired some four or five years ago. He  is now living in France. He was succeeded by Amur DeCosmos, who resigned  February llth, 1874. DeCosmos was a  member of both the legislative assembly  and of the house of commons, and a change  in the provincial elections act forced him  to resign one or the other of the positions.  He preferred being a member of the house  of commons to holding down the premiership. DeCosmos was a noted character,  and died iu Victoria about four years ago.  George A. Walkem was the third premier, and held office from February llth,  1874, till January 27th, 1870, when he was  defeated. He wTas succeeded by A. C.  Elliott, who held on till June 25th, 1878,  when he was defeated, and Georgo A.  Walkem was restored to power, which he  held till June 18th, 1882, when he resigned  to accept an appointment as a judge of the  supreme court, a "position he still holds.  Walkem was considered the brightest  politician in the province, and.now has  the reputation of being, in many respects,  the clearest-headed judge on the bench.  Robert Beaveii succeeded Walkem, but  was defeated January 80th, 1888, by the  party headed: by William7, Smithe, who  died in officeoh March 29th, 1887;. Srnithe  was an able man; but Baillie Grohman,  of Kootenay reclamation scheme"faxae'/got  the best of him; He was succeeded by A.  E.-B. Davie, who held office until he died  on August 1st, 1889.' John Robson succeeded Davie, and he died iii London on  June 80th, 1892. Robson was succeeded  by Theodore Davie; who held the position  from July 2nd,,lg?2,_till March 4th. ,1895;.  when ho resigned to become chief-justice  of the supreme court. The Davies were  brothers. "Alec" was a scholar, and  Theodore was a forceful, practical politician. The latter was iu Nelson oir\elec-,  tion day in 1894. His candidate was badly  defeated, but that did not prevent him  from taking part in the jollifications of  the successful candidate's friends. Theodore Davie died about 18 months after  being sworn in as chief justice.  J. H. Turner succeeded Davie, and was  in office until the general election in 1898,  when he was defeated. ,He is now agent-  general of the province in London. Turner  was succeeded by Charles A. S.mlin, who  was sworn in as premier on August 15th,  1898. He was defeated on February 28th,  1900, aud Joseph Martin was called on to  form a government. He was granted a  dissolution and appealed to the country.  The elections went against him, and he  resigned office and was succeeded by  James Dunsmuir on June 15th, 1900.  Dunsmuir resigned office on November 21,  1902, and was succeeded by colonel Prior,  who was defeated in the house on May  28th last, and was succeeded by Richard  McBride on the first day of this month.  The above shows that British Columbia  has had sixteen premiers in thirty-two  years, which is a very good record. J. H.  Turner took office on March 4th, 1895, a  little over eight years ago, aud he has had  five successors, namely, Semlin, Martin,  Dunsmuir, Prior, and McBride, all of  whom were members of the house that  was dissolved on Tuesday of this week.  "All the governments in this province,  with possibly the exception of tbe Semlin  government, were personal ones, that is,  theywere not party governments. The  coming election will be the first in the  province to be conducted on party lines,  and the result maybe a longer tenure in  office for the next premier. It is to be  hoped so, for so many and so rapid changes  in governments cannot have other than a  bad effect on the general prosperity of the  province. ���        ..,-...,.  Smith Curtis is a picturesque yarn-  spihher and a reporter can always get a  " story " from him. He is in Rossland,  and the Miner has his latest story, and it  is ah absolute pipe-dream from start to  finish; but it is good reading, and is given  in full below: '  Smith- Curtis,   Rossland's member in  'the."late*.legislature,-' declares   that" he  . Jtorned the scale in favor of,. a ��� division in  tho province along straight party lines.  Had it not been for a conversation he had  with premier McBride at a time when  matters were in a formative stage, a coalition govennnent would have undoubtedly  been formed, in which the late opposition  would have borne | an important part.  The general election would have eventuated, buto the division would not have  been on party lines, and the advent of this  phase of British Columbia politics might  have been postponed for years.  A quiet little conversation between Mr.  Curtis and Hon. .Richard McBride turned  the trick.   This is bow it happened.  Mr. Curtis received a note from premier McBride shortly after the latter had  been called to powjr by the lieutenant-  governor, and in the seclusion of the premier's private office was informed that he  (the premier) was in a quandary as to the  lines on which to form his government  and divide the province. Mr. McBride's  indecision arose from the fact that he had  come into power yith the assistance of  an opposition fomied of Liberals and  Conservatives alike. Mr. Curtis pointed  out that Mr. McBride had accepted the  platform of the Conservative, party which  had declared for party lines, and  it was equally well known that the  Liberals wanted!a division on federal  party lines. . It was, therefore, -. established that the country wanted party  lines, and Mr. Curtis expressed the opinion  that Mr. McBride/was in honor bound to  grant the desire is expressed by the conventions of Liberals and Conservatives.  Furthermore, he personally favored such  a division, and proceeded to give his own  views on the subject at some length. At  the conclusion of the conversation, the  premier remarked that Mr. Curtis': opinion  liad determined him in the policy., he  would adopt, andjshortly after the forma-  !  disgust, that later in the day the appropriations for al] public works had been reconsidered aid' defeated. He blames  Joseph Martiij and W. W. B. Mclnnes  principally for the'.'wanton upsetting of  plans which riade for the good of the entire country, and the incident only added  to the list of j black marks which Curtis  had recorded t^ainst them, and which he  proposes to aij in their respective constituencies, if he has the time and money to  go take the stump against the gentlemen  in question. Paterson; tlie Grit candidate  for the Islands, also is j in Curtis' bad  books, and will be opposed by Curtis if  conditions ard propitious.;,  tion  of  the  present  government along  straight Conservative lines ensued.  The ex-member, from Rossland is naturally indignant at) the shabby trick played  him and the Rossland riding in respect to  the appropriations for public works. He  had secured an appropriation of $14,000  for the construction of trails and roads,  among the items,' being the Burnt Basin  wagon road, necessary to the development  of a rich section of the Rossland district,  and this appropriation was properly passed  by the committ(Je drafted to examine the  appropriations before the supply was  voted as per agreement. Upon the vote  being recorded, Mr. Curtis left the committee, to find later, ���. to .his unutterable.,  The Victorii Colonist saps: "The Times  tells  us  that   the   Liberal-Conservative  party is hopelessly 'disorganized and disunited.     The evidence |upon  which it  maintains  this  statement is somewhat  limited.   Onejnian,; wei hear, has bolted  the party, John Keien of Kaslo.  We know  Mr. Keen to lie a very estimable gentleman, and he iiay have some political influence in thelcountry in which he resides.  Bubhe is by jao means essential to the  Conservative party.   John Keen has been  a resident; of Kootenay country fora number of years, eleveni we think, or twelve.  During all that time' there^ have been politics in Kootenay, hot party politics, but  politics 'dividing  the   people  into  two  camps.   , Mr. Keen has always been on  the wrong side andithe losing side, and he  is  merely  acting i in entire consistency  with his character in getting on the wrong  and  losing  side now.   There are? some  men who are not afraid *P. stand3 with the  minority on a question'   of   principle.  There are others who' make it a matter of  principle to hunt,a minority  to  stand  with.  Suci men may be valuable to their  country as Units, but for its political administration they are singularly useless.  Another  evidence iof  disunion  is that  John Houston is having trouble in Nelson.   If the Conservative party throughout the province has no more trouble to  contend with, than ;the president of the  Conservative UnionSvill have in the City  of Nelson, it will be a positive injustice to  our Liberal opponents, for they will not  even have a sporting chance."  Hon. R. F. Green, minister of mines  and provincial secretary, was in Nelson  yesterday en routet home. This is Mr.  Green's first trip to Kootenay since he as-  BumerLofflce, andjit jias little political sig-.  nificance, seeing that the elections have  been deferred until late. The government has been in office less than three  weeks, but are getting work fairly well  in hand. Mr. Green will be the Conservative candidate in the ICaslo election district, which is made up of Ainsworth and  Trout Lake mining divisions. Before returning to Victoria, Mr. Green will visit  the Slocan, Rossland, Grand Forks, Phoenix, and Greenwood as minister of mines.  Smith Curtis of Rossland has announced that he has retired from politics  for good, and that he will deliver his faro-  well address in Rossland in a day or two.  Smith Curtis is more or less theatric in  everything he does, and like dramatic performers he is given to farewell tours and  speeches. The Tribune predicts that Mr.  Curtis will bob up as a candidate before  election day, and will make it more or  less warm for his opponent, no matter  what ticket he runs on.  LOOKS LIKE A GERRYMAfTOER-  In the East, the Liberals claim that in  redistributing the seats for the next house  of commons, county .boundaries will be  adhered to. But what "is good for the  East does not seem to be good for British  Columbia; for while adliering to county  boundaries for one or two of the new constituencies, others are divided as if Ja  gerrymander was intended. East and  West Kootenay will be one constituency.  All of Yale and Lillooet and Cariboo will  be another, _ with, the exception of. the:  towns of Yale, Hope, and Agassiz, which  . are tacked on to New Westminster district. Although Vancouver is the largest  city in the province and without suburbs,  it has the village of Moodyville and the  municipalities of North Vancouver and  South Vancouver tacked on to it. All  three of these places axe in the provincial  election district of Richmond, a district  that is a portion of the Dominion electoral  district of Now Westminster^ ^nothei-y  ���portionTof Richm"6nd=_istrict-S��� tacked'drf  to the Comox-Atlin constituency, which  is made up of the provincial ridings of  Alberni, Comox, Skeena, and Atlin. > Thus  the provincial riding of Richmond, is  partly in Vancouver City, partly in New  Westminster, and partly iu Comox-Atlin  Dominion districts. Victoria City is made  a constituency, and the other Island constituency is called Nanaimo, and is made  up of the provincial ridings of Esquimalt,  the Islands, Saanich, Cowichan, Newcastle, and Nanaimo City. As the provincial voters' lists will be used in the  Dominion elections, the voters' list of  Richmond riding will cut quite a figure  in future elections, as voters who are registered iu that riding may vote in three  constituencies if they aro hustlers  COLLECTORS OF VOTERS.  The following named have been appointed collectors of voters for the election divisions in Cariboo, Lillooet, Yale,  and East and West Kootenay districts. In  every case except one the appointees are  government officials, the one exception  being Ymir:     .- .  Cariboo��� John Bowron, government  agent, Barkerville.  Lillooet ��� Caspar Phair, government  agent, Lillooet.  Yale���-J. W* Burr, mining recorder,  Ashcroft.  Kamloops���Edward A. Nash, mining  recorder, Kamloops.  Okanagan���Leonard Norris,government  agent, Vernon.  Similkameen���C. A. R. Lambly, government agent, Fairview.  Greenwood���W. G. McMynn, government agent. Greenwood.   - "Grahd'Fdrks^WrGrMcMyunTg^^  ment agent, Greenwood.  Revelstoke���William G. McLaughlin,  mining recorder, Revelstoke.  Slocan���H. P. Christie, mining recorder,  Slocan.  Ymir���Thomas Henry Atkinson, Ymir.  Nelson City���Harry Wright, mining recorder, Nelson;  Rossland" City���John Kirkup, government agent, Rossland.  Kaslo���Ahceander Lucas, mining recorder, Kaslo.  Columbia���Charles E. Hamilton, mining recorder, Golden.  Cranbrook���James F. Armstrong, government agent, Fort Steele.  Fernie���LestockR. Forbes, stipondary  magistrate, Fernie.  T  The newspapers of the Kootenays and  the Boundary are beginning to line up on  politics. The Fort Steele Prospector will  support the Conservative party candidates  in Cranbrook and Fernie ridings. The  Kaslo Kootenaian and the Trout Lake  Topic are in the Liberal ranks to stay.  The Evening World of Rossland is getting off the fence, and will be found in  the Liberal camp.  ; The Liberals of Keremeos issued a call  for a convention to be held at that place  on June 26th to select a candidate to contest the Similkameen riding in the Liberal interest. Owing to the fact that the  Liberals of Fairview want the convention  held at Fairview something of a deadlock  seems threatened.  "Tom" Cavan of Cranbrook is likely to  be the Conservative standard bearer in  Cranbrook riding. Mr. Cavan is a conductor on the C. N. R., and one of the  most popular as well as solid mon on the  Crow's Nest road. "Tom" would bo a  sure winner.   The Liberals last night ratified the nomination of S. S. Taylor, K.C., as their candidate for Nelson City riding. Thc  meeting was held in the old Waverly  hotel, and was attended by 51 people, including G: O. Buchanan.of Kaslo.-. Can-.  s Make Moneyt out of Land Grants  Notwithstanding Assertions of Promoters  The Statistical Year Book of Canada  for the year 1902 gives some interesting  figures regarding the amounts realized by  railways for ths sale of their land grants.  It is generally believed that land/grants  have not been a source of revenue to the  railways receiving them in this province.  The promoters who from, time to time  appeal to the legislative assembly invariably say the land they want is worthless  and not worth ten cents.an acre, and  members of the legislature are made believe that the province is really losing  .little_whenssubsidies_of���10,000acres,a;mile.  are granted railways. British Columbia  has been generous in giving away land to  aid in the construction of railways. It  started in by giving the Dominion government a strip of land twenty miles wide on  each side of the Canadian Pacific from the  summit of the Rockies west to Port  Moody. Iu return for these millions of  acres of land, it gets $100,000 a year from  the Dominion, The next generous dona-  tion to aid in building a railway was  given the builders of the Esquimalt &  Nanaimo railway. They got 2,000,000  acres on Vancouver Island. The Columbia & Kootenay, a short road between Nel  son and Robson, built in 1890, got 190,-  000 acres in small blocks selected from the  best lands in Eastland West Kootenay.  The Nelson & Fort, Sheppard came next  and got 608,256 acres for a 60-mile road.  The Kaslo & Slocaaj like the Columbia &  Western, got its choice in selecting a land  grant of 212,768 acres. These last three  were small fish as compared with the  British Columbia Southern and Columbia  & Western railways. The first named  has got 8,765,728 acres and the last will  eventually get over 8,000,000 acres. Exclusive of the acreage giveii the Dominion  government for building the Canadian  Pacific, British Columbia has granted  nearly .10,000,000acresjof land as aid, to-  wards the construction of about 500 miles  of railway. '  Tho railway companies receiving these  grants turn the land over for cash as soon  as possible, and some of them have done  real well with land that is worthless. According to the Yeai-Book, the Columbia  & Kootenay railway has sold 22,811 acres  of land for |51,425, and in addition has  received $280,049 from the sale of town  lots. This is a total of $281,474, or a little  over $10,000 a mile for a road that originally cost about $18,000 a mile to build.  The Esquimalt <Sr Nanaimo, a road built  by Robert Dunsmuir and the Central Pacific people of California, each party having and undivided half interest in the  property, got an exceptional land grant,  iu that they wero granted thc timber and  the coal. The road was built without  . issuing bonds, the owners having at that  time "money to burn." They have sold  285,495 acres of the grant, from which  they have realized $879,604, or about one-  half of the original cost of the road.  The Nelson & Fort Sheppard land grant  was apparently worthless when it was  given, but the owners of the road have  taken in $349,568 in cash for the 12,296  acres sold. This appears a large sum for so  few acres, but a part of Rossland is included in the land grant, and town lots  in that mining center brought a high  figure at one time.  The Kaslo & Slocan has not been so  fortunateandisposingof-itsholdingsr^lts"  townsites have only yielded $1100; but its  acreage property has been sold at an average of over $8 an acre, the 4950 acres  sold bringing in $16,424.  Tho Canadian Pacific has made no returns of the land sold from the Columbia  & Western and British Columbia Southern land grants.  It is safe to estimate tho value of land  granted to aid in the construction of railways at fifty cents an acre, even when  the land, is situate in tho mountain districts. Townsites like Nelson and Rossland, aro money makers when placed on  the market in the right way, and thero  are few districts in the province through  which roads should bo built that would  not develop Nelsons or Rosslands.  didate Taylor made a speech of acceptance  and G. O. Buchanan delivered nn oration.  Both the speech and tho oration wero well  received. After the speech-making, a  campaign committee of thirty was appointed and a committee room secured.  The campaign committee will have J.  Wattie for its chairman. The other members are: J. Fred Hume, A. M. Johnson,  A. B. Docksteader, John Burns, F. M.  Black, J. G. Bunyan, Thomas Madden,  Dr. Arthur,.Dr. McLennan? W. G. Gillett,  G. W. Taylor, M. Scully, James McPhee,  R. J. Hamilton, James Hunter, Fred  Smith, A." ������ McCulloch, D. 'J. Robertson,  G. O. Wilson, George Fleming, D. J. McLachlan, G. W. Hale, James O'Shea, J.  A. Macdonald, Joe Ringrose, J. H. Vanstone, A. G. Shaw, and J. O'Donuel.  The  following appeal   for   campaign  funds is beiiig circulated by the executive  of the Interior. District Liberal Council,  which recently held its first meeting in  Nelson.   It is an appeal that Conservatives should consider, as this campaign  will be conducted without drawing on  corporations for funds: "At the time of  the organization of the Interior District  Liberal Council, it was decided that the  representatives of. the respective provincial ridings (which make up the Council)  on the executive board, should undertake  the collection .of, funds for organization  purposes.-As you are aware, the chief  objects of the Council is to thoroughly organize   the" Kootenays   and   Boundary  ridings iii :the Liberal interests for the  coming; .provincial,   campaign.     To   do  this -work  effectively,   funds   will   be  necessary.   I therefore take the liberty of  asking you to forward me at your earliest  convenience, such cash contributions as ]  you can see your way clear to give for  this purpose.   You will recognize the importance of prompt action in this matter.  We are now confronted by an early general election.- The prospects are favorable to our cause, providing we can perfect  organization without delay.   It is essential that southern British Columbia should  be as united as possible in the new legislature, in order that this great and growing section of the province may receive  the attention at Victoria its importance  merits.' If wc can succeed in electing a  solid Liberal delegation we shall control  the situation at Victoria, and be able to  accomplish for this portion of the province a very great deal that we all know to  be imperatively necessary for its continued  prosperity ._*Wi** ���' -J *'..   ." *     'r'"v-   '  prospent-vj^^  3...  HOTEL PERSONALS.  Angus Halliday of Trail is at the' Nelson.  John Allison is stopping at the Klondyke.  Charles M. Butler of Denver, Colorado,  is staying at the Hume.  Henry Sturgon, a Slocan miner and  prospector, is at the Club hotel.  S. Sinclair of Pocatello, Idaho, was registered at the Bartlett yesterday.       ]  E. R. Vipond of Trout Lake and James  McCloskey of Sandon are at the Madden.  -���'' a-- -! ��� '  E. W. Felt of Vancouver and F. Gulick-  son of Spokane are registered at the Sherbrooke.  '  D. P.; Graham of Slocan City and Mrs.  Barrough of Erie arc registered at the  Lakeview.  ^"HrWrCrawf6rd=of Lardo"and ~A". -Rog-~  ers of Slocan are two of the latest arrivals  at the Royal hotel. .   ...  William S. Graham and Rev. and Mrs.  Paradie of Waverly, Minnesota, are registered at the Queen's. j  Joseph Gennelle of Nakusp is registered  at the Phair today, and James S. Real of  Portland, Oregon, is at tlie same hotel.  Robert Slonn and Thomus Sloan of Slo-  cau:0ity and Rev. Mr. J. F. "-Dustan of  Halifax, Nova Scotia, i  Tremont.  J. F. Jennings of Beecher City, Illinois,  i.s registered at tho Grand Central. He i.s  hero on business connected with tlio old  Hall Mines, Limited.  In 1892, according to The Miner of Jane  llth of that year, celebrating the national  days of Canada and  the United Statee  was done jointly by the people oftAins^  worth and Nelson.   Ainsworth hadtJuly;  1st, with G. B. Wright, Thomas McGoy;  era, and E. E. Fletcher as a generol.cbn.  mittee.   Nelson celebrated July 2n<_,^a_i_j  Dr. D. Labau, " Bert" Crane, and^olu"  Houston were the committee' of^axrangS  ment.   On July 3rd an excursion1 v^'nuf  to Bonner's Ferry, where the -FonrtliPl  July was celebrated. *- '*.$&"*  The Old Timers base ball team is a n��v  aggregation organized in the ci^ &t_rmgj  the past week: The old boys'; are/Snotf  looking for trouble, but are prepareditoj  play all comers who are^anripiu'jforfaj  game. Arrangements for, games 'ma^lbej  made through Captain J. O. Gore'ortbi&g  clerk McMorris,4 and any; Saturday.aJfter^  noon during the seak>nVw_llv'be',_ati__��^  tory- '  ��� ��� ���   yW0  William'Burpee, for several ^yeareVemlL  ployed by the C. P. R. at Nelson, left'Jbnl  Thursday for Fairhaven, - Washington^  where he has acquired an * interest, in^ra  saw and shingle mill.- He goes "wit_t!��hef  respect and good wishes of his feUqwJjmt  ployees, and Fairhaven gains a g6odfciti|  /en.        .            '- y��� ������ffijt^..  A. H. Holdich, at one time a resideMfofl  Nelson, until recently, a_sayer_:forfih'e  Great Western and SUver^Ou_iy__.mi_L'  companies of Ferguson, Has gone .^fCami,  borne for. the purpose of acc'eptir^-afsirQiS  lax position with one of the companieKq^  era ting oniFish creek. ��� I    ���'-?��j*J|��b1 "   ~~ ^$5nL  J. A. Kirkbatrick & Co., L___ited^__ive|  received an order from Edmoritoi_]?^Al|  berta, for twenty'cases, ofyBusk'ststraw-l  berries. Yet the - people, of -"the fCoaStl  sneer at the amcultu^Jpossibilitira'Io-l  the Kootenays.    , > V- - <������ - vt"?^|^^M  W. T. Shatford of Slocan^Cipl^^^  of as a likely candidate,for._he%C^a_gfvaJ  tives to nominate in Slo(mn')rid_agi^Bi_rJ  Shatford is a merchant,ja7-'good|ispeak'er|  and popular. ,      '    , < ? *u ^rf&$>��Ma"u^  Fred J. Fulton will accept^aVnig  tiou from the Conservatives at-_____i_<  aud Price Ellison'of 'Venion'&willt'dS!  same'in Okanagan.  Li&Wi  Efforts are being made^at^I __,  sidetrack* A. S. Goodeve ai a-pjlitical^  tor.*>Mr.\GoodeW4shou^^  politics.,*., ^'Sft^^gi^r^-  r       ',      ~      ,r,.-',i''.'��.- .&0}  NELSON-LOST THE GAME/  ^__ggga  *%>  There was a game of baseball atfNdrtE/,  port on Sunday last between, the,'Nprth^  port and Nelson teams.*. 'No oneiat^NelT  son  has ever a wprd" about .tne'fgau__..  The Northport News of Wednesday. Kc^^  ever, contains the foUowmg:-"I___t-SSun/l  day's game was,* to say the most,*?a'ipdorlj  exhibition of baseball. - Neither,' tearnj^as-f  a whole, can be given very much credit^  although by individual players there "^wasl  some good work and clever playing^THef  game showed clearly that regular/prac^l  tice is needed by the'home, tea_n.^B|dr|  Nelson Mills pitched a. good game��arid|  was ably supported behind >the7_at>>by|  Whittet.     Houston ��� played, second * _a_e$,  like a professional, and Allen* at short is asd  star. ��� '     -'���"t���  NORTHPORT.   .  R.Travis, lb 5 2  Buckley 2b t>s 4 1  Phillips, c 4 1  Brunerrp & 3 b~r.~. r~4 2_  Nudcll, 3b _: p .    .       ..4 3  II. Travis, su _��� 2 b.  .    .. '2 0  Ncuinan, lf.t 2b  4 0  Lindsay, cf  ..5 1  Biglow, rf...;.........:.. S 1  Tavlor, If.:.:.... :�� 0  H PO  3 8  1 4  1 9  "2���-0-  2 1  1 0  Jl,  0  0  0  -u���  0  0  0  0  0  0  5 "Mi  0 -#1  1 1-1  0*��  0 w  'Of  are staying at the  Totals 40  NELSON.  D. Mills, Cf  6  W. Mills, p  4  Murphy, lb  6  Houston,2b  3  Glegerlcli, rf .v. 6  W'hTttett.c .;....-.. 4  Bishop. If  5  NvvUikIs, 3b 5  Allan, 88  ~  Totals .43  SCORE  Nortliport   Nelson   11     II    27      0      9  BY INNINGS.  .0   0   2   0   0  .1   0   0   0   4:  Nelson Bank Manager Has Narrow Escape on K. & S. R'y Being Picked t*p for Dead  * d  What might have been a fatal accident  took place on the Kaslo & Slocan railway  yesterday morning. Soon after the train  passed the Lucky Jim mine at Bear Lake,  a slide was encountered, aud Bruce  Heathcote, manager of the Bank of Commerce at Nelson, the conductor, and one  or two others took a hand car to finish the  journey to Sandon. Just before they got  there a dog got in the way of the car and  was run over, throwing the car off the  track. Mr. Heathcote was thrown in  front and run over, the wheels passing  over his foot and across his body. He.was  picked.; up and placed on the handcar, face downards. It was thought he  was dead, and a telegram to that effect  was written out to send to Nelson, but  before it was sent he had come to his senses  and the "message sent said he was seriously  injured only. He was brought to Kaslo  and arrived at Nelson last evening about  7 o'clock and is now doing as well as can  be expected. He had a very narrow escape. The conductor was also very badly  hurt about the body and his ankle badly  sprained, even if some bones are not found  to be broken.  "Bert" Crane Reported Killed at Nome.  A report comes from Nome, Alaska,  that W. A. Crane was killed in a mine  shaft near that place.   "fierf'-Crane was  well known in Nelson, the Slocan, and  Bossland from 1890 to 1898. He came to  Nelson from Arizona in 1890, and for two  years managed R. E. Lemon's general  merchandise store here. He went to  Three Forks from Nelson and was in the  hotel business there for a year or two.  He went to Rossland in 1895, and was  the president of Rossland's first Miners'  "Union, being a practical miner as well as  a good business man. Crane started for  Dawson with the first rush, and from  Dawson went to Nome. He was born in  one of the lake Erie counties of Ontcrio,  but lived for many years in the States.  He and R. E. Lemon, now warden of the  provincial jail at Nelson, were at one time  partners in business in Arizona.  Papas Pray by Petition.  The city council had another uninteresting meeting on Monday night. The  only question dealt with was a petition  asking that a portion of the sidewalk on  Water street, in front of Mr. Tackabury's  residence, be lowered to grade, so as to do  away with steps. The sidewalk was laid  in 1898, and at one time was much in use,  owing to travel to the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard depot. Of late, increases have  been irequent to families living in'' Bogus-  town," and perambulators ,are much in  evidence. It is difficult to wheel these  infant carriers up a flight of a dozen steps,  and the papas of the kids, if they don't do  the wheeling, have become interested in  bringing about a change. The amusing  part of the play is the names signed to  the petition. More than three-fourths of  those whose names appear on the petition  do not go to Bogustown once a year, and  several of them are not known to be  fathers. The petition was, on motion of  alderman Selous, referred to the public  works committee, and that committee  will wrestle with the question at a meeting of the committee to be held at 9:80  o'clock on Monday forenoon.  The Force Growing Larger.  The Snowshoe mine, near Phoenix, has  the largest number of men employed in  the history of the property. For the last  two months the force has been gradually  increased, until the payroll now has 100  men on it. If coke can be had at the  Boundary Creek smelters in sufficient  quantity, the force will be still further increased, as the ore reserves in the mine  were never in such good shape for a large  and increasing tonnage. Last week's  tonnage was the largest in the history of  the mine, the figures being 2100 tons,  which went to the Greenwood and Boundary Falls smelters. For several weeks  past the tonnage from the Snowshoe has  been  steadily  getting larger, and it is  fully expected that with normal conditions it will soon be enlarged to 500 tons  daily, which could be maintained from  the property without trouble.  Nelson Won From Revelstoke.  There were no special features in the  lacrosse game yesterday between the Revelstoke and Nelson teams. The. playing  was one-sided, the .'core being 7 to 0 in  favor of the home team. About 500 spectators were in attendance. The line-up  was as below:  NELSON  REVELSTOKE  Greyerbiehl...  A. Jeffs    Coal    Trumble   J'otnt     Hvatt  McCorvie    Cover Point..   Coughlin  C. Jeffs    1st Defence ..   Wiekens  Taylor    2nd Defence .   Dodds  Williamson...   3rd Defence.   Edwards  -Thompson    Centre    Graham  Perrier    3rd Home ���   H. Do-lils  McNicholl    2nd Home ���   Melville  Blackwood    1st Home ���   Latham  H. Perrier....  ...Outside Home.   Cao  Rutherford    Inside Home .   Woods  Hawkins   ...KieM Captain..   Kiueaid  Pathetic Appeal of An Old-Timer.  Old Men's Home,  Kamloops, June 16th, 1903.  George Tunstall���Dear Sir: I have a  favor to ask of you, nnd hope you will try  and help me. I want to see tho sports on  Dominion Day, and would like you to get  a ticket.   I have written to Harry Ash  croft about it, find if yon see him maybe  you can fix it for me. See Tom Ward;  he might do something, for 1 owe him  some hundred dollars for rent, so ho cannot hardly fail to help; tilso see Ed Brown  of the Athabasca and Captain Paterson.  I do wish to see the sports, for I might  never see another one. If you see Mr.  Carter, he might make a special rate from  here. I have some money due me from  some men in Nelson and if I get it will be  able to pay it back. Hoping you will do  this favor, I remain,  Your humble servant,  W. J. HEitniNo.  Quarter of a Century's Service.  The silver jubilee celebration given to  Father Althoff by the members of the  church of Mary Immaculate on Wednesday last carries a somewhat deeper significance than addresses, speeches, or gifts  convey, pleasant and fitting though thoy  be. It must sweep across net a few minds  that 25 years of service for the Master's  sake, mostly spent in tho far north of  long and cruel winters, could only be  prompted by a duty that knows but one  path. It is in itself a living testimony of  the actuality of the inner flame of enthusiasm which has ever fired the devotees of  the great church throughout the world.  Compared with this devotion how poor i.s  tho average human life circumscribed as  it is with that which i.s transitory as the  morning mist or light of setting sun. The  emphasis laid by the church on these occasions is good if only to arouse among its  devotees a spirit of contemplation on the  earnestness and unselfishnessdisplnyed by  heroic souls of Father Dauion stamp, to  whose emulation the world is indebted  beyond ability to pay. Thc personal contact of this community with Father Althoff has been limited to a few months;  the tribute paid to him Wednesday was  not so much to his personality as to the  sacrifice of his life in the service of mankind. Thc world began in an act of sacrifice and tho ultimate abides in the losing  of tlie life that it may be found in tlio imperishable hereafter.  A Cheap Sawmill Outfit.  Like all Eastern Canadian outfits when  they first come to British Columbia, the  Ontario-Slocnu Lumber Company, who  recently purchased the Hill Brothers mill  and timber, limits ou Slocan Like, nnd  who have started to build a mill at Slocan  City, are making "a roar" because they  are required to pay British Columbia  prices for labor and supplies. 'Tis simply  awful that they should not be allowed to  hire Chinese and purchase their supplies  front T. Eaton & Co. of Toronto.   'Tis    ,  too bad that thoy should be required to  pa3' the same rate of wages as other mill ,  men in'Kootenay pay.   Slocan City bon-   '  used this company to the extent of a free*' ^  site and exemption from taxation for ten4it  years.   Other mill men in Kootenay paid'#"  cash for then* millsites, and pay taxesfW  The  Outario-Slocan  Lumber   Company^,,  have brought in Chinese, claiming they/4  could not get white men, yet there aie^  half a dozen mills running in the neigh-J&  bo-hood of Slocan City, Nelson, Ymir;^  and Salmo, making lumber and shingles, j.  and they are having no difficulty in getting white men to do their work; but  they pay wages.   When the short-shirted  Eastern Canadians who are operating the  affairs  of  the  Ontario-Slocau   Lumber  Company are made to understand that  British Columbia is not Ontario, the better it will be for the men who are putting,  up the money they are spending.   ,       ..  ,^  Business Mentions in Brief.  Oceans of lovely strawberries at Moiit-sl  gomery's today.   Telephone 305.   .  ''yy'y*7!  1 ' * ' .'���* '.���:.i".'.-vO:-*iH  Peaches, plums, apricots, royal; Anii%  cherries, and cucumbers just received' a. r|;  Montgomery's.   Telephone 205.  A..-'Vy?'77&  The finest strawberries of thei- se__stfi_'��it^��  Montgomery's.   Telephone 205.    ..^yy^  Buttermilk, fresh from the -\ ch*_xu,:7{atf M  Montgomery's.   Telephone 205. y  "7yi%Ri:|pl  .. '.-���--���-'���'' -. ��� A > ;AAj'A$:t$y&a*  ..... v-^Vi-r.^V.^favi,!^^  ���������.'. .��� -/-. '���,!%>'?;s|.4ji**<v,sg*Si> The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.    Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $13,379,240.00  REST     9,000,000.00  UNDIDVIDED  PROFITS        724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  RT.  HOX. l.Oni) STRATHCONA  A.VP  MOI'XT JtOYAI., O.U.M.O.,  President.  HON'. 0. A.  DKl'MMONP, Vice-President. K. S. CLOl'STOX, '"'������m-nil Manager.  NELSON BRANCH rnrm'r Ilakcr""  Knotciiay Streets  A.   H.   BUCHANAN,  Min-ijiKei-.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which is amalgamated  The  Bank of British  Columbia  PAID UP CAPITAL $ 8,000,000  KKSKKVK FUND    '.,500,000  AtifiKEO VTE RESOURCES OVER 7'2,000,000  Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  HON. fiEO. A. COX, President     B. K. WALKER, General Manager  Savings   Bank:   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  NELSON  BRANCH BRUCE  HEATHCOTE,  Manager  The Nelson Tribune  Founded in 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PROPRIETORS.  Office: McDonald Block, Baker Street.  Tub NELSON Tribune Is served by carrier to  subscribers In Nelson or sent by mall to any  "address ln Canada or the United States for ?1.00  a year; price to Great Britain, postage  paid,  j S1.50 -to subscription taken for less than a  year. JOHN HOUSTON, Editor.  '"'"       SATURDAY, JUNE 20,  1903  I'*  CONSERVATIVE PUTFQRM,  [Adopted at Revelstoke, September 13th, 1902]  "t 1. That this convention reaffirms the policy of  the party ln matters of provincial roads and  < trails;-the ownership and'-control of railways  IV, and tho development of the agricultural re-  li* sources of thc province as laid down In the plat-  |->* form adopted in October,: 1899, which Is as fol-  \\'-' lows:  " To actively aid in the construction of trails  ''throughoutthe undeveloped portions of thepro-  ' vince and the building of provincial trunk roads  |S-."of public necessity.-- ^*v  lt-A., "To adopt the principles of, government own-  hv��� ership of railways In so far as the circumstances  \i-j of the province will admltyand the adoption of:  |H- the principle that no bonus should be granted to  If), any railway company which does not give the  ' -. government of the province control of rates over  ������   lines bonused, together with the option of pur-  " To actively assist by state aid in thc_levelop-  mentot the agricultural resources of the pro-  -��ince. .:.;:v---. ���!  '_.   That in the meantime and until the rail-  -vay policy above set forth can be accomplished,  ,, a general railway act be passed, giving freedom  ,*   to construct railways under certain approved  ,   regulations,! analogous to the system that has re-  r"suited in such extensive railway construction in  iy the United States, with' so much, advantage to  ���^'tradeand commerce;  . "3.   That to encourage the raining Industry, the  taxation o E metalliferous mines should be on the  \<~ basis of a percentage on the net profits.  \, 4. > That rthe   government ownership of tele-  * phone systems should be brought about as a first  ', step in the acquisition of public utilities.  5.   That a portion of every coal area hereafter  '��� to be disposed of should be reserved from sale or  lease, so that state owned mines may be easily  ' accessible, if.their operation becomes necessary  or advisable.  ���J**1..   That In  the  pulp land leases provision  " should be made for reforesting and that steps  should be taken for the general preservation of  |,'forests by guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber.  7.   That the legislature and government of the  14. province should persevere ln the effort to secure  \\Lthe exclusion of Asiatic labor.  Ji5r"8.   That the matter of better terms in the way  Iviot subsidy and appropriations for the province  lyfTshould be vigorously.pressed upon the Dominion  ^government,    yy  %}t 9."-,That the silver-lead Industries of the pro-  gvlnce be fostered and encouraged by thc imposi-  Stion'of increased customs duties on lead and  flead products imported into Canada, and that  Sthe Conservative members of the Dominion  eHonse be urged to support any motion intro-  fUnced for such a purpose.  _.,lb.-^_'hafr_s-industrlal-dispUte^  pibly result in great loss anu injury both to the  rparties directly concerned and to the public, leg-  jslatlon should be passed to provide means for  gan'amicablc adjustment of such d isputes between  lemployers and employees.  {&��*__' That lt is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of the province within  __Hhe province ^as far as practicable by means of  l&taxstlon on the said raw products, subject to  Lxrebate of the same in whole or part when manu-  ���"//actured in Dtitlsh Columbia.  CONSERVATIVE CONVEMTONsT  At a meeting of the executive of the Provincial  Connervati\ e Association, held at Vancouver, thu  province ���was divided Into live divisions for organization purposes. The Kootcnay-Houndary  [division Is made up of thu following provincial  'electiondistricts: KuvelHtokc,Columbia,Fernie,  Cranbrook, Ymlr, Kaslo, Slocan, (iraud Forks,  Greenwood, thc City of Kosslaud and the Cfty of  Nelson. Al the same meeting the following resolutions wero adopted:  1. That conventions for nominating candidates  lor members of thc legislative assembly be made  up oi delegates chosen as follows:  00 In city electoral districts, one delegate for  every fifty and fraction of fifty votes polled at  Die Provincial election held In 1900, and If the  cily is divided into wards, the proportion of delegates for each ward shall bo based on the vote  polled In each ward at thc last municipal election.  (b) In other electoral districts, one delegate  for every fifty or fraction of fifty votes polled at  the provincial election held in WOO, the delegate*  to he apportioned to polling places, or as near  thereto as will be fiiir to the voters of the different neighborhoods.  2. The election of delegates shall be nl public  meetings, held at a designated central place In  ciicli polling division, or In each ward In cltv  electoral districts, if the city Is divided into  wards. At.such public meetings only those who  pledge themselves to vote for the candidate or  candidates selected at the nominating convention  shall be entitled to a vote for delegates.  3. Two weeks notice shall be given of the public meetings at which delegates are to be elected,  and nominating conventions shall he held ln  city electoral districts two days after the day on  which delegates are elected, and in other electoral districts seven days after. All nominations  throughout the province to be made at a designated central place in each electoral district, and  on the same day.  ���I. All notices of the date of public meetings  for the election of delegates to nominating conventions, the apportionment of delegates, and  the place and date of nominating conventions  in the several electoral districts shall be prepared  by the member of the executive of the division  in which the electoral districts are situate, and  Issued over the names of the president and secretary of the Provincial Conservative Association.  A meeting of the provincial executive will he  held at Vancouver within a month, and the date  for holding district nominating conventions will  then be fixed. JOHN HOUSTON,  President of the Provincial  , Conservative Association.  Nelson, June Sth, 100*1.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  . I will be a candidate for member of thc legislative assembly for the City of Nelson at the next  general election, provided 1 am nominated by a  duly constituted convention of the Liberal-Conservative partv. JOHN HOUSTON.  Nelson, June 9th, 1903.  There are large bodies of low-grade ore  iu the mines at Rossland, ore of so low  grade that it can only be mined profitably  if it can be treated by the cheapest processes of concentration through the nse of  water  or  oil.   There  is  water iu   the  neighborhood of Rossland, bnt the nearest  oil is over in southeast Kootenay, on block  4593, a piece of land famous by the many  attenrpts that have been made by corporations and individuals to secure possession  of it.   While there is water in the neighborhood of Rossland, and probably sufficient for all requirements, there is seemingly great difficulty   in   arriving at   a  decision as to who shall own  it.   The  City of Rossland has first claim nnder the  records it obtained, but it can only take  ���what it uses, the surplus going to corporations  that have   also   secured  records.  Under the Water Clauses Act, the city  can sell water for any aud every purpose,  but its officials appear: to be afraid to exercise the city's rights;'���. thej' want the  Water Clauses Act amended, so that tlie  act shall be more specific.   The mining  corporation that is giving. the city most  trouble is one that is controlled by Gooderham & Blackstock of Toronto.   Gooderham made his money in manufacturing  an article largely made up of water, hence  his desire to control the water supply in  the neighborhood of Rossland.   Through  this man's selfish desire to control the  water supply, other mining corporations  that are willing to deal with the cityj are  unwilling to do anything in the way of  constructing concentrating  plants until  assured that they can get water when  their plants are completed.   The City of  Nelson has no trouble with any of the  corporations within its limits.   It supplies  theni all with water at fair rates, and  they, in return, expect thc city to bo, at  all times, in a position to supply their  needs.   Were the corporations at Ross-  laud to withdraw their opposition to the  city, it would then be up to the City of  ���Rossland-to-fm'nish'tbeni'with'wiiterfor'  all their requirements.   The burden would  be on the city, and surely the people of  the largest mining town in British Columbia would be equal to the occasion.   Surely they could find means by which thc  city's water-works could bo extended so  as to meet  nil  requirements.   A  little  common sense aud a little give and take  should settle the difficulty.  Newspaper chatter should be taken only  for what it is worth; and often it is not  worth much. Tlie Vancouver Ledger  says, "now that Vancouver dominates the  " provincial government, tlie roads in tlie  " neighborhood of Vancouver and New  " Westminster will be made boulevnrds."  If Victoria lias been censured for its  sefishness in the past, is it likely that  Vancouver will escape censure if it follows in Victoria's footsteps? But newspaper vaporiugs aside, has not British  Columbia had a surfeit of sectional selfishness? Is it not about time tlie province  had a government made up of men abovo  the narrowness of section? Tlie Tribune  predicts that after the next election there  will be a government in the province  wholly unlike any of the governments it  has had in the last fifteen years. There  will not be a man from Victoria or Vancouver in it.  The Rossland Evening World objects to  the following section iu the Conservative method of nominating candidates:  " 2. The election of delegates shall be at  " public meetings, held at a designated  "central place in each polling division,  " or in each ward in city electoral clis-  " tricts, if the city is divided into wards.  " At such public meetings only (hose  " who pledge themselves to vote for the  " candidate or candidates selected at the  "nominating convention shall be eu-  " titled to vote for delegates." The  World says mon should have the right   to  attend a public meeting called for ;i stated  object, and if the majority in attendance  take action that, does not meet with the  approval of the minority, then the minority should have the privilege of taking independent action afterwards. If the adherent of a political party is unwilling to  be bound bj* thc will of the majority of  his party, then he should not lay claim  to being a party man. He should join thc  ranks of the Independents, who vote at all  times as thu conscience dictates. The Conservatives have declared that every man  who votes for the parry shall have a voice  in selecting the party's candidates. This  is an innovation, it is true; but it is an innovation that should result in giving the  party strong men for candidates. Heretofore, a few men, who looked upon themselves a.s the whole party, have selected  the candidates, aud then expected the  rank aud file to do the voting. Thc new  method may not be to the liking of these  few men, but it should meet with the approval of those who do the voting.  The opponents of the Conservative party  find fault with the section of the Conservative platform that deals with railways.  The fault-finders claim the section is  "academic." In other words, that it was  framed by men who believe in the philosophy of Plato, and not in the hard-  headed school of Experience. The Tribune never heard of Plato, but it has  heard the word "academic" used so often  by lawyers, like Albert Edward McPhillips of Victoria, that it never wants to  hear it again. The railway plank in the  Conservative platform is not at all academic, aud it is eminently practical.  First, it declares that no bonus or subsidy  should be granted railways unless ownership, or control of rates, is a condition of  the grant. If the province bonuses or  subsidizes a railway, the province shall in  return for the bonus or subsidy get either  an interest in the ownership of the railway, or the right to control the railway's  freight and passenger rates. Second, the  Conservative platform comes out squarely  in favor of doing away with special legislation in railway construction. It says  that anyone who has the money and willing to invest it in railway construction  should have a perfect right to do so without first getting permission from the legislative assembly. The Conservative party  stands for government ownership of railways iu proportion to the amount of cost  contributed by the province, or, in lieu of  ownership, absolute control of freight and  passenger rates- And it stands for "free  trade" in railway construction. A very  practical declaration, is it not?  Tho Camborne Miner asks:    "WI13' is  " it that the leading papers of British  " Columbia, the coast papers in particu-  " lar, give so little and such infrequent  " space to the promising mining camps of  " the interior?   We don't want them to  " boom us or lie about us, but we might  " reasonably expect them to show some  " interest and extend some help in at-  " tracting  capital   to the back country  " whose prosperity is so closely allied with  " that of the coast."   The Miner does not  state the case fairly.   The leading papers  of British Columbia devote as much space  to mining news as do the newspapers of  any other section of the Pacific coast. The  leading newspapers of British Columbia  must of necessity priut mining news second-hand, for none of them are financially  able to keep  special correspondents  in  even- mining camp.   If this second-hand  news is not up-to-date, the fault is with  the local newspapers.   An experience ou  the Pacific  coast, beginning at White  "PinerNevadfi7iin869ri^ds=it_=t5"_bli-W  that the local newspapers of British Columbia are the equal of the local newspapers of any section of America's mining  territory.   The coast people arc often censured unjustly.   They are censured for  not  putting  their money  into  mining  schemes; yet there are few men in Victoria who have not put money into mining  schemes, bnt how many of them have got  anj'thing in return?   If Camborne is the  center of a good mining district, capital  will not be  backwai-d  iu   taking hold.  Camborne  is  only  a yearling, and its  people should not bo disappointed if the  ontsidc world cannot be made believe that  it is a ten-year-old.  Belittling the agricultural possibilities  of the Kootenays will not attract attention to the province. While the Kootenays cannot be classed as a forming or  ranching country, yet there are hundreds  of little valleys and benches scattered  throughout thc Kootenays that can be  cultivated. These patches of land  have the soil that produces fruit and  vegetables to perfection; there is an  abundance of water for irrigation; and a  line market is near at home. Tho efforts  the people of Nelson are making to attract  attention to this industry are in every respect praiseworthy and should be recognized. The first annual exhibition of the  Nelson Agricultural Association may uot  be the equal of the exhibitions of the associations of New Westminster and Victoria,  but it will be one that will prove the  possibilities of Kootenay as a fruit and  vegetable country.  By its first official act, the McBride government has shown itself to be unacquainted with the conditions that prevail  iu the province outside the coast cities;  but, then, this was to be expected. According to advices from Victoria, proclamations have been issued dissolving the-  ���?  D1C HORN  BRAND  Clnion  .Made  Mi*  ��veralls,  Sbirtet����  WE   MANUFACTURE  Shirts, (  Overalls,  Denim Pants,  Tweed Pants...  Cottonade 'Pants,  Jumpers,' "'   !  Blouses, j  Engineers' Jackets  Waiters' Jackets,  Barbers' Jackets,  Gingham Jackets,  Mission Flannel  Underwear,  Cooks' Aprons and  Caps,  Carperters' Aprons,  Waiters' Aprons,  Pulntes' and Plas-  teren' Overalls,  Alackiraw Coats,  Mackinaw Pants,  Tarpaiilns,  Dunnafe Bags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc., Be, Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  j   LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  ,  Factory, 1 Uaition Street.  VICTORIA, B.C.  TTTTYT  legislature ��� and ordering a new election,  the writs to be' returnable on/or before  November ISth'; and fixing January 21 st  as the date on which the new legislative  assembly shall meet. No good reason can  be given for delaying an election until  November. New voter's' lists can be prepared easily in two months, aiid the election could be held within a month after  the holding of the courts pf revision.  This would allow .an electicii to be held  in September, not later than the 2('th, a  time in every, way suitable for the upper  country. The shorter the campaign, the  better it would be for the country; and  the. longer the time between the day of  election and the date fixed for the meeting  of the legislature, the better it would be  for the government that meets the house.  The Liberals of. Nelson City election  district have;seleeted'fcvS.' Taylor, K. C,  for their candidate to contest the next  general election. Mr.'1 Taylor has been a  resident of Nelson for .six years, coming  here from  Edmonton, Alberta.   He has  aud is corrceded  n Nelson.   At the  he worked hard  Provincial Party,  built up a large practisi  to be the ablest lawyer-  last provincial election  for the candidate of thc  arrd the man he helped to elect irr 1900  has announced himself as a candidate at  the coming election, arid will make the  race as a Conservative, (provided he gets a  nomination in the regular way from that  party. A contest with S. S. Taylor on  one side and'John Houston on the other  should not be devoid;of interesting features; but at-the samb,time it should be  one entirely free from i mud-slinging and  other disreputable political methods. Mr-.  Taylor is irr the field early. Four months  and a half is a long tiuje to be on the anx-  'ious^seat.      "-~'~" ~i ^!=^=^  The Vancouver World, a Liberrl newspaper, says the McBride government  has entered into a deal with the Canadian  Pacific Railway Cornpuny, in'order to secure funds to conduct the coming election  campaign. This statement should be  taken in exceedingly sriiall doses. In the  first place, tho McBride government is  rrot in a position to mako a deal wilh the  Canadian Pacific or tinj* other railway  corporation. The McBride government is  only a government pro tern. It is not  making an appeal to the people as a government. Instead, tho, people m'o being  appealed to by two pol tical parties, one  or tho other of which *-,*, ill be in possession  of tho government immediately after election day. If the Conservative party wins,  the party will select the members of the  government, and the party will sec that  the government so selected lives up to the  pledges the party made! to the people. No  party that gets its campaign funds from  a corporation should be1 given a chance to  form a government iu British Colnnibia.  The government has, very wisely, in  the appointment of collectors of voters,  selected government officials for the positions where officials were available. A  government official cannot well bo an offensive partisan, and most of them have  had previous experience as collectors of  voters. The only departure from appointing officials as collectors of voters is iir the  Ymir election district. For that district,  T. H. Atkinson of the town of Ymir has  been appointed. Mr. Atkinson is a druggist and well liked in his town. He will  make a capable and impartial officer'.  The Rossland Miner is silent. It no  longer sounds thc praises of that "newborn statesman," Richard McBride. Has  the Miner had an intimation that it was  making a fool of itself? or an intimation  Trials  Triumphs of Workingmen  Lockouts on i: larj-e scale, by employers  in combination, were an inevitable answer  to the organized power of labor. Whether  this answer is wise- is another question.  We may hope- that (lie increase of power  on both sides will tend towards both  justice and peace. The more solid becomes labor, on the one hand, and the  more capital combines, nn the other, the  higher the price to tho fighters when war-  is waged, and the higher the price to the  rest of us also. If organization should go  so far, with sympathetic lockouts as well  as sympathetic strikiis, that industry could  absolutely stop, the penalty for combat  would be so great that it would seldom be  risked. The situation would be like the  armed pence of Europe. AVar between  the groat nations becomes yearly less  probable, because more expensive. A similar principle will do more to bring peaceful methods into industry than disinterested ethics could ever do. Tho great  nations treat one smother with respect and  caution, and, while jfobbliug or pounding  the smaller fry, tlrej do justice among  themselves. So will it be in the world of  capital and labor. Each will be a great  power, with much U\ lose by war, and  courage and strength fo gain respect. As  the march of invenhon and of trade reduces the world's size, and brings us all  close together in corkmunication and iir  mutual interest, reashrr beconres a commodity for which the iecd is great. Force  beconres distressing. The laborer and his  family deperrd for food rrpon his work.  The capitalist hates ti see his pile cease,  even for a month, to grow. We imngine  that each year of increksing strength will  see these two powers jless anxious to exchange diplomacy for the bitter test of  war. I       .  The Victoria carpenters last week accepted terms from thej contractors that  two weeks before they sntrned, giving as  a reason that the non-mfion men who had  struck with them were| weakening. Between 150 and 200 carpenters declared the  strike, and a meeting attended by 20 declared it' off. Now that jit is all over, it  may be said the time fori a strike was out  of joint; too many rhen were out of  square and thc architect-is plans were all  askew. While the self lenient means a  gain for tho union, the [manner and the  time tit which it was bronirh t abmrt does not  call for a brtiss band dt.nonstratiou over  the achievement. I ' -  40 people into this out* tenement. The  food consists largely of soup, few vegetables with cheap meat and a wash tub of  beer on Saturday night. The average  cost per week is 95 cents per head. Think  of it, less than $1 a week to live! Is it  any wonder they work cheap? Tliey are  ignornnt and dirty and live little, if nny,  better thnn cattle.  One of the most important legal decisions ever announced in New York state  on the question of the right of a labor  union to order it strike has been handed  down by the nppellatc division of the supreme court. It is in effect that a labor  union has not the right to order its men  to quit work where they are in receipt of  wages demanded by the organization, and  where there is no attempt to' employ non-  > union workers, but where' the onlj' question over which there is any difference is  the refusal of the employer to recognize  the union or its representative.  A gentleman who recently made an investigation of corrditionsSir Chicago, found  a "co-operative" plan by several companies ol Italians and Poles. The "plan"  consists of hiring a laige tenement of  seven or eight rooms and gathering 80'or  A Trades aud Labor. Council has been  organized at New Westminster. Following named were the delegates who attended the first meeting: H. C. Benson  and George Hargreaves represented the  woodworkers; L. Witt, F. Lynch, and  J. W. Campbell, cigarmakers; George  Mackie, Robert Moire, and H. J. Butter-  field, fishermen; L. Williams, J. S.  Rainey, and R. Whitnrore, street railway  men.  " Feelers " are going the rounds in labor circles at the Coast endeavoring to  ascertain the amount of support that  might be expected for an old-line party if  one or more cairdidates were chosen from  organized labor. Politics is a game in  which the poor player invariably' shows  his hand.  The eastenr Liberal press are doing  their best to jitstify the action of the government in "ratting" the printing bureau  at Ottawa. The typographical itnion has  fought many strong organizations and  never lost, and have put more than one  political party in the cool shades of opposition.  A straight eight-hour day will bo demanded on May 1st, 1904, by all machinists working in contract shops and under  the jurisdiction of the International Association of Machinists. The demand will  not apply to railroad machinists.  has 1,400 international and federal labor-  unions, having organized more than 1,000  unions during the last three years, and the  membership today will aggregate in the  neighborhood of 150,000 wage earners in  the Dominion.  The bricklayers' union of Toronto by a  small majority decided to handle materinl  from nou-uniou laborers. Those who disapproved of the action draped tlie charter  with crepe and turned its face to the wall.  The charter of tlie local bricklayers'  union has been draped and its face turned  towards the wall for upwards of nine  years.  The New Zealand court of arbitration  has fixed the minimum wage of plasterer's  in the Wellington district at $18 a week  of 45 hours. In the districts where they  are not organized tho wages are $15 a week  for three hours more work.  It is claimed by those competent to  speak that the labor movement of Canada  is as strong, nreasirred by the poprrlatioir,  as is the movement in the United States,  or  even Great Britain.   Today Canada  The longest strike ou record is not yet  ended. The 2,800 men and boys employed  in lord Penrhyn's slate quarries in Wales  went out two and a half years ago, and  the settlement of the strike is now a question in British party politics.  The British trade unions have more  than $20,000,000 invested. One hiuidred  trade unions of Great Britain have an income of $10,800,000 per year. The 10,230  unious in that country have a total membership of 1,992,780.  Most of the Chinese brought from the  Coast to work at the coke ovens at Fernie  and Michel have been discharged. They  could not do the work satisfactorily.  Slavs and Italians will take their places* ,  Doubts are expressed in Victoria that the  signatures are all genuine ou the thirteen  petitions containing 800 names, sent from  Victoria to Ottawa, praying that the head  tax on Chinamen be not .increased.  The Australian arbitration court has  been doing business for a year. Thirty-  six thousand workers are working under  conditions imposed by the act, whilst 1000  employers are similarly affected.  The Swedish parliament has refused to  permit a private company to acquire the  Lapland iron mines. It is believed the  government will conduct the iron industry itself.  The estimated cost of the Pennsylvania  coal strike hearings is $750,000.  Eight hours is the legal work day, iii  Spain.  that prospecting licenses would not bo  granted for coal and petroleum lauds in  block 4598? i    ���  People in the West are protesting against  the attempt that is beingnUide by Eastern  Canada to prohibit Sunday excursions on  railways and steamboats.' Western sentiment is for the broadest toleration, as  long as the rights of individuals are not  'interfered with. .  -; "Tom" Patterson of Victoria has the  the distinction of being the first regularly  nominated candidate in the field. He was  nominated by the Liberals of The Islands,  and he will have his "leg pulled" for* over  four long months.  Got in on the Ground Floor.  A new fraternal society, named the  Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, was  organized at Nelson last week with 45  charter members. As charter members  are not required to go through any heart-  throbbing experiences, such as riding  blindfolded goats standing on oire leg, the  following officers had a snap:  Commander���Hamilton Byers.  ���^Vice-Commander���Drf=McLennan7===^  Chaplain���T. S. McPherson.  Past Commander���Dr. G. A. B. Hall.  Recorder���J. A. Gibson.  Treasurer���W. R. Seatle.  Marshal��� G. K. Tackabury.  Watchman���R. R. Keller.  Aid���H. Roy Stovel.  Guide���Dr. LaBau.  Guard���A. R. Poole.  Sentry���R. S. Lennie.  Musician���Frank B. Gibbs.  Taustees���J. A. Turner, P. Lamont and  W. A. Thurman.  Entertainment Committee���R. S. Irwin,  J. A. Kirkpatriek, T. S. McPherson, J.  Pinkham, C. W. Slipp.  Tho now organization will give an excursion to Bonner's Ferry tomorrow, the  steamer International having been chartered for the purposo. Tho boat will  leave thc whiu-f at 5 o'clock in the morning nnd it is expected that she will be  back by 11 o'clock at night. Tickets for  the round trip $3.  Harty H. Ward  FIRE,  LIFE,  ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  JUST. ARRIVED  New Spring Goods  OF TIIK LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  and Belwarp Serges.   A fine line  of Pantings of the latest styles  I'riccsj o.sult.tlie.tlmes.  =__ftll_in.ilis.ecitb.cni,.  John Smai-wocx-  Wurd Street  MERCHANT TAILOR  Silver King Hotel  ' "llAKKK STREET,   NELSON*  UNDER   OLD  MANAGEMENT:  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  The Dining Room is unsurpassed and the  Bedrooms are the best in Nelson. The Rar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  Hotel Phair  B. TOMKirVS  ���MANAGER  The Lending Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special  Rates  to  Commercial   Men  Corner Stanley and Victoria Street8.>Tel8on, B.C....  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  MINES  AND  REAL ESTATE  Lands and Mineral Claims-Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P.O. Box 503  Oflice: Kootenay St., Nelson  Brydges. Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd,  Real Estate and  General Agents  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.C.  Geo. M. Gunn  Maker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes.    Repairing neatly and promptly     ,  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Wurtl St. next new postoflicc bid "Nelson  Queen9s Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.     ,  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated by Hot Air  Large and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  HATES *_  I'ER DAY-  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Tremont House  European and American I'lnn  Meals 25 nts.   Rooms from 25 els. to II.  Only White Help Employed.  BAKER STREET  NELSON, B.C.  JOHN  HEPBURN  tJtUILDEI. AND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done    Estimates given  SHOP KKSIDENCE  lichind new postofllce       Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  WANTED.  GARDhNhR, to work on shares two acres  flrst-elassland; lias been worked for live  years; two blocks from the tramway line, Fair-  view.   Address P.O. liox liy, Nelson, B.C.  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. -I  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for It and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON,  B. C.  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT and FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,      J3t ilcel  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  Nladden House  THOMAS MADDEN  PJtOMUETOR  Centrally Located  Electric Lightc  HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  Application For Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, Edward O'Sulli-  van, intend to apply to the board of license commissioners of the City of Nelson at tlie next meeting, held thirty days after date, for a license to  si'll liquor by retail on the premises known us  the Suiinyside hotel, situate on lot 11, block 87,  Nelson, B. C. EDWARD O'SULI.IVAN.  Nelson, 11. ('.., June lath, 11KKI.  Baker and Ward Streets  Nelson, B. C.  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B. <:.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Day House  in Nelson  The Bar is the Finest  OEO. W. BARTLETT,.  Proprietor The Nelson Tribune  "Hetter thine own work is though done with fault,  Than doing others work, ev'n excellently.  Let no man leave  His natural duty, Prince, though lt bear blame,  For everv work hath blame, as every llame  Is wrapped in smoke."  ���The Sung <Ylest|nl.  Modern socialism appeals with great  strength to the emotional side.of human  nature. It stirs up thc finer' feelings of  humauitarianisni and presents to tire mental gaze n;social condition approaching  near to that of the Goldori Age.. We  image the wolf laying "down with tlio-;  lamb, the swortl turned into ploughshare  and the spear into pruning hook, a condition where brother clasps thc hand of  brother in ir grip thnt speaks from thc  heart. We hail the day when altruism  shall depose the rampant selfishness of rthe  age and the tears of the downtrodden arid *  oppressed shall have been wiped away���a  day when alms aud workhouses shall become tire  homes of  toiling multitudes,  when rro man shall seek work and' not  _  find it, when the present social desert  shall be made to blossom as the rose and  the wilderness of man's inhumanity.to  man made glad with the happiness and  contentment of the people.  Any   scheme   looking  to   the   amelioration of the condition of the body social  Iras claim to and will receive the unqualified support of all minds who are moved  in any way by the sad aspect of present  social conditions.   To criticize, therefore,  any movement which is aimed at the betterment of things as thoy are might seem  ungracious, if-it-were rrot a faot that even'  the zeal for the uplifting of the race displayed by heroic minds is apt to become  dogmatic, to fall into a rut arrd nriss as a  consequence tire finer points upon which  alone the structure can be permanently  built.   That  modern,  socialism has  not  demonstrated in a practical manner its  ability; to carry out, as the world is at  present constituted, its beautiful theories,  finds abundant evidence in the failure of  the many attempts that were made in the  last half of the nineteenth century to establish colonies on this continent along  these lines.   Only* last year the oldest of  one of these, located in the Eastern States,  had to be abandoned on account of the inroads made on it by the commercial spirit  of the day.   As a result, a division of tire  property held in community;had. to be  made  among the members.   There is'a  long list of the abandonment of similar  attempts launched before their time with  the idea'of'carrying' modern socialism to  a'practical issue;    this must be  either  taken as incapacity iir the management or  weakness in  the principle involved;  Modern socialism proposes to implant  its principles by way of the ballot and if  its views can be carried out by virtue of  political majority the solution of the  problem need not be sought elsewhere.  It is to be feared, however, that the clashing interests of labor and capital, irotto'  mention the exigencies of -political expedi-.  ency, Mill continue for some long time to  come to bar the way to the attainment of  the socialistic ideal and that the power of  money will remain the great lever so long  as there is a secret ballot arrd hungry  families at home. In spite of the enormous centralization of labor in the form of  unions, presumably made up of meir under  vow to support the candidates chosen- by  them for political office, in spite of all  this and the eloquent appeals of workers  for the carrse, the musses will continue to  vote against tlreir own interests and place  capital in power. It is truly the paradox  of the day aird shows that tire stamina of  labor is circumscribed to the labor meeting or lodge room, and that it -weakens  when face to face with principle on the  one hand'nnd the fear of disohargfe on the  other.  Looking to  the south of us, where a  great political struggle will tako place next  year for the presidency, it would appear,  in the. light" of thc assurances of labor,-  that the Republican party, which stands  as tire incarnation of capital, mrght to be  swept off thc face of tire political earth.  It Mill be qnitc safe, however, even now,  for anyone to wager that the millions of  money the vested interests of the country  will turn loose on that occasion will carry  everything, as a flood, before it, and the  capital  represented  by  the Republican  party Mill be safely housed at the White'  House for another four years. Democracy,  will inform the world that at present it is  unable to cope with this titanic power of  money and traitors' to the socialistic cause  thank heaven there is a secret ballot.  .   Modern socialism seeks to unsettle simple minds on the great question of the  '���division of the peoples irrto classes and  makes the dogmatic assertion that all men  are equal.   From which it might be argued that if such be the case "let us eat, <  drink, for tomorrow we die," for if the  evjl liver .and general drone is to rank  with the iaMr abider and worker, what  . shall it profit us V   Never was greater nonsense promulgated.   Iir new lands birds  of a feather flock together, that is, classes  of peoples whose traditions, occupations  and aspirations congregate and establish  caste.   This shows beyond peradverrture  that these divisions,' being natural, are  good for the body social and is the reasorr  why they have existed fronr time immemorial. They may be likened to a modern  departmental store, wherein the various  departments, each separate and distinct,  yet are units that go to build up the great  business structure.   Even so, society in  its groups, while very far from being ideal  as we see it today, yet tend in their centralization to  prevent confusion among  peoples nnd assist in good government.  Caste is held irr derrsiorr by the western  world when it sees it carried out irr a  scientific manner as in some eastern lands.*  It is not contended that it is by any means  ideal, any, more than the condition  of  things in the west is perfect.   As seen today, it is the outcome of an old custom  adopted ��� thousands of years ago for the  better  handling of  the masses and for  deeper reasons impossible to treat in this  article.    In those old days the peoples  were divided into four great classes or  ..castesY they, were respectively the rulers,  teachers, warriors, and householders, the  latter including all those who were engaged in trade and who tilled the soil.  These four great divisions were kept severely distinct and, for tlrat matter, are  to , this day.,. Years of  experience  has  derdonstratcd-that the-systeui-coriducGB to  the happiness and contentment of a people  even though a majority be poor.   But one  need not go to the Orient to see poverty  and degradation;   it flourishes too -well  anrid our boasted civilization.   Western  peoples find it hard to grasp the idea of a  man being happy if he is poor.   A fine  . illustration of. this is given in one of colo-,.  rrel John Hay's poeurs which lias reference to the sick king.   A soothsayer came  along arrd prescribed that he would only  get well if he slept in the shirt of a happy  man; whereupon courtiers were sent far  and wide to try and find one.   Eventually, after days of searching, they found a  tramp rolling on the ground and larrghirrg  in great glee.   He M-as asked if he was  truly happy, to which he replied com  pletely so; he was then asked for the loan  of his shirt, when  "The beggar laughed aud llie beggar rolled  And roared till his face was black.  I would give It, good sirs, with all my heart,  Hut I haven't a shirt tn my back."  There is a story told iu the old book  nbout a man M'ho owed another a debt.  He  was forgiven   by   his  creditor  and  straightway left the chamber, and going  round  the corner, seized on a man who  owed him money, shouting "Pay me what  thou owest,"  and us the man hadn't the  wherewithal, he straightway had him put  in prison.   Human nature has never liecii  more beautifully mirrored than in this  story, and we see it illustrated in men who  havo by force of circumstances been lifted  far beyond then- station in life and given  the  power  that  money  confers.   They  drop socialism forthwith audape thc manners of those similarly situated, who are  to  the  manner  born arrd 'consequently  understand their social status.   It is to  be feared that under the present socialistic '  teachings material prosperity is too heavy  a load for the average union man to carry  and intoxicated Mith success that carries  him far above his felloM* men, his views  of  socialism  would fade into thin air.  How many of those subscribing to the  tenets of modern socialism would with-  stand the subtle power of financial success?   How many able to follow in the  wake of a Mill or a George?   How many  the practical expression of a Tolstoi?  Wherein Mill be found the true solution  of this great social problem?   Where will  modern socialism find the keynote of that  perfect socialism which existed years ago  among the Iucas of Peru, that wonderful  nation whicli, although vanquished, has  left to posterity sonre of the nrost marvellous remains to be found on the globe.  The answer is the same as that given to  all other problems of life���in the hearts  of men.   It is idle to expatiate on the  beauties of common property so long as  the world thinks that life is a mad scramble after wealth. 'It is a farce to hope for  results vaguely dreamed of by the socialists until the minds of nren have realized  ' that such a state: cannot possibly be attained until the rampant selfishness of the  age has passed.   And there is little hope  for the immediate realization of this so  long as the rising generation is taught in  school and out to look upon his comrade  as something to down, and if absolutely  required, make of his body a door mat or  stepping   stone.   \ Let anyone who may  think this rabid image'.what would be the  result if a man,with a million dollar's iir  five dollar gold pieces mounted in a balloon over .Centred/Park, New York, and  scattered his money to the populace below.  Socialism cannot hope to realize its dream  solely at the ballot. Political power is  too demoralizing at present by reason of  personal ambition aud'greed. The weakness of human nature makes of the successful socialist one as eager for power and  plenty a.s any other man. When nrodern  socialism has studied closely the Sermon*  on"the'-Monut, and put it into practice;  when it has; fully realized that on the  principle that order is nature's law aud  divisions among men are a great factor in  the evolutionary progress of the world;  finally, when it has studied how to set in  .motion causes that will bring its ideals  into effect, then, and then only, may it  feel assured of a cheerful adoption by the  peoples of all lands. For the present it is  an ideal, arrd the ideal Mill not crystallize  into tlie real until the tenets of a creed  are earned into practical effect by its devotees.  That modern socialism may look deeper  into the great problems it has taken up is  the sincere wish of all interested in the  welfare of the race.     P. W. PETTIT.  Nelson, June 18th, 1900.  a '" post at the northeast comer marked  T. Sproat's N.E. eorner post, thence 80 ehains  south; thence 80 chains west; thence 80 ehains  north; thence 80 chains east, to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the  Flathead river, tliree miles from international  boundary, about 42 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., nn or near the Flathead  river.  Dated May aird, 1��  T. SPROAT.  Notice is hereby given Unit I, irKve L. Dover,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  of the provinceof British Columbia fora license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked Dave L. Dover's  S.E. corner post, thence 80 chains north; tlience  80 chains west; thelicetSO chains south; Ihence 80  chains east, to the post of commencement. These  lands are situated ou the Flathead river, four  miles from International boumlarv, about II  miles in a southeasterly direction from Klko, II.  ('., on or near the Flatliead river.  Dated May'Ji'rd, 1003. DAVE L. DOVER.  ?ee Co.  Dealers ln  Coffee, Teas, Spices, 'Baking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  OUR GOODS *re Pure An^ selected from the best in the virions  = lines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  direct, and foe guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Go.  Nelson, <B. C.  Telephone 177  P. O. Box 18-J  P. Burn5& Co.  Wholesale  ni-id  Retail  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Riant at Nelson.  HltAN'CII MARKETS at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Kevelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail,  (���rand Forks, (.'reeiiwood, Midway, Phoenix, Itosslund, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrook,  Fernie and Macleod.    KELSON BRANCH  MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   BAKER STREET  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry hi Season.  ORDERS BY MAIL receivelprompt  and careful attention.  E. G.  TRAVES,  K.W.C. Block,  Manager,  Nelson  GELIGNITE   The strongest and best Explosive on the Market  Hamilton Powder Company  Manufactured  By the   CEO. C. TUNSTALL, JR.  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting Mining and Blasting: Fowder  L,A.IVD   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given (hat I, J. IT. Matheson,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of laudsand works  of the province ofBritish Columbia, for alicense  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the  lands hereinafter described and commencing at  -a-post'at^tiie^northwcst corhe'r marked" J.ll."  Matheson's n. w. comer post, thence 80 chains  east; tlience 80 chains south; thence 80 chains  west; thence 80 chains north to the post of commencement. These lands- are situated on the  Flathead river and international boumlarv,  about 45 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 chiel commissioner of lnndsand works  of tlie province of Britisli Columbia, for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the  lands hereinafter described and commencing at  a postal thc northeast corner marked Fred II.  Smith's n. e. corner post, thence 80 chains west;  thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains east;  thonce 80 chains north to the post of commencement. These lauds arc situated on the Flathead  river and International boundary line, about -IS  miles la a southeasterly direction from Elko,  II. C, on or near the Flatliead river.  Dated May'-3rd, 11HKI. FRED II. SMITH.  Notice is hereby given that I, It. \V. Drew, intend within tin time prescribed by law, lo apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works (if  Ihe province ofBritish Columbia, for alicense to  prospect for coal and |>etrolcuni upon the land  hereinafter described and commencing al a post  at the northwest corner marked lt. \V. Drew's  n. w. corner post, tlience 80 chainssouth; theme  8U chains cast; tlience 80 chains north; thence8U  chains west, to the post of commencement. These  lauds are situated on the Starvation creek, three  miles from the international boundary, about ol  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  C, 0 miles cast ��f the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1003. R.W.DREW.  Notice is hereby giveii that I, A. T. Wulley_iii-  tend within thc: time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief conunissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia for a license to  Jirospeet for conl and petroleum upon the lands  lereinafter described and commencing at a post  at tlie southwest eorner marked A. T. Walley's  S.W. corner post; thence 81) chains north; thenee  80 chains east; thence 80'chains south; thence80  chains west, to the post of commencement.  These lands art situated on the Flathead river,  one mile from laternational boundarv, about 41  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, 1$.  C, on or near tlie Flathead riyer.  Dated May 23rd, 1003. | A. T. WALLEY.  Notice is hereby given that I, W. A. McPhee,  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 aiid petroleum upon  the lands hereinafter described and commencing at a post at the southwest corner marked W.  A. McPhee's s. w. corner post; thence 80 chains  east; thenco 80 chains north; thence 80 chains  west; thence 80 chains soutli, to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on tlie  Starvation creek, one mile from International  boundary, about 50 miles in a southeasterlv direction from Elko, B. C, seven miles cast of the  Flathead river.  Dated May 18tli,'1003. , W. A. McPHEE.  Notice is hereby given that I, Fred Starkev, in  tend 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 atapost  at the southeast comer marked Fred Starkev's s.  e. corner post, tlience 80 chains north; thence 80  chains east; thence 80 chains south; thence 80  chains west, to the postof commencement. These  lands are situated ou the Starvation creek, about  tliree miles from the international boundarv,  about ;">4 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1003. FRED STARKEY.  Notice i.s 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. ;,\\ . Holmes'  n. w. corner post, thence 80 chains east; tlience  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 5Cmiles in a  southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C, six  miles east of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1003. J. W. HOLMES.  Notice is hereby given that 1, Jessie G. Kirkpatriek, intend wiihin the time prescribed bv  law to apply to the chief commissioner of land's  and works of the province of -British- Columbiafor a license to prospect for coal and petroleum  upon the lands Hereinafter described and commencing at tlie northeast corner at a post  marked Jessie G. Kirkpatrick's n. e. corner post,  thence 80 chains west; tlience 80 chains south;  thence 80 chains east; thenee 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, 1003J  JKj&IF, G. KIRKPATRICK.  Notice is hereby given Ihat I, C. Wilson, Intend within the time prescribed bv law to apply  to thc chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia, for a license to  prospect forcoal 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; thenec NO  chains east; thence 80 chains north; thence 80  chains west to tlie post of commencement. These  lands are situated on the Flutheud river, .tliree  miles from the International boundary, about 12  miles in a southeasterly direction from Klko,  11. <;., on or near the Flatliead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1003. C. WILSON.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. (!. Nelson, intend within tlie time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lauds and works of  the province of British Columbia, for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lauds  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southwest corner marked A. ('. Nelson's  s. w. corner post, thence 8u chains north; thence  80 chains eust; thence80 chainssouth; thenec80  chains west to thc post of commencement.  These lands arc situated on the Flathead river,  four miles from Ihe international boundary,  about 4t miles in asoutheasterly direction from  Elko, 1!. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1003. A. (I. NELSON.  Notice is hereby giveii that I, J. E. Annable,  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 and commencing at  a post at the southeast corner marked J. E. Annable s s. e. corner post, thence 80 chains north;  theuce 80 chains west; tlience 80 chains soutli;  thence 80 chains east to the post of commencement. Ihese lands are situated on the Flatliead  river, one mile from the international boundary,  about-II miles in a southeasterlv direction from  Elko, B. C on or near the Flatliead river.  Dated May 23rd, l'.K)3. ,(. j$   \x\AHLK.  Notice is hereby giveii that I, T. Sproat, intend  within the time prescribed by lawtoapplv 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    ami    commencing   at  Notice is hereby given that I, Lizzie Gilker, intend within the time l'rcscribed 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 petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described nnd commencing at a post  at the northwest corner marked Lizzie Gilker's  n. w. corner post, thenee 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 Kishenena  creek, three miles from the international boundary, about 50 miles in a southeasterly direction  from Elko, B. C, on ornear the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1003. LIZZIE GILKER.  Notice is hereby given that I, J. K. Douglas, intend within the time prescribed by law to applv  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  tlio province of British Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and jotroleum upon the lands  -hereinafter deserlbed^iiid^eommcnelng^at'a'posr  at tlie southeast corner marked J K. Douglas'  S. E. corner post, thence 80 chains west; thence  80 chains north; thenci 80 chains east; thence 80  chains south, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Starvation creek,  one mile from international boundary, about 55  miles in a sotithenstcily direction from Elko, B.  C, six miles east of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1003. J. K. DOUGLAS.  Notice is hereby giveii that I, W. E. McCandlish, intend within tfietime prescribed by law to  apply to the chief commissioner of lauds and  works of the province of Britisli Columbia for a  license to prospect forcoal and petroleum upon  the lauds hereinafter described and commencing  at a post at the south-vest corner marked W. K.  McCandltsli'sS.W.corticr post, thence 80 chains  north; thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains  south; tlience 80 chain.- west, to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the  Starvation creek, threenilles from International  boundary, about 51 miles in a southeasterlv direction from Elko, B.C., six miles east, of Ihe  Flathead river. W. E. MfCANHLISII.  Dated May 18th, 1903.  Notice Is hereby given that I, D. McArthur, intend within the time -rescrlhed bylaw lo apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and ictrolctim upon the lands  hereinafter described i.nd commencing ut a posl  al the northeast corner marked I). McArthtir's  N.K. corner post, thenci; 80 chains south; thenec  80 chains west; thence so chains north; thenee 80  chains east, to the post of commencement. These  landsare situated on tlie Starvation creek, tliree  miles from international boundary, about ;VI  miles iu a southensterk direction from Elko, It.  C six miles east of the Flatliead river.  Dated May I8th, 1003. 1). M< AKTIII.'R.  Notice is hereby given that I, John .1. Malone,  intend within the lime prescribed by law lo apply to the chief conunissioner of binds mid works  of the province of British Columbia fora license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lauds  hereinafter described ami commencing at a post  ut tho northeast comer inarked John .1. Mnloue's  N.E. corner post, thence HO chains west; thenee  80 chains south; thenec 80 chains east; thenee 80  north, to the post oi commencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek and  international boundary, about .V> miles in a  southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C.,six miles  east of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 11)03.        JO!IN J. MALONE.  They called liiui "Judge" Dale, liwatist  in the far west yon never ''mister" n man  when yon can call him "colnm-l" or  "judge." A.s James Dule looked more  like a judge than a colonel, they called  him a.s I have said. He was a mine owner,  and when things went wrong lie could  ninko hot times for his engineers and foremen, hut he didn't do it in a vulgar way.  He was always a gentleman even when  he cussed the hardest. As a mutter of  fact, the judge's motto was "good form."  and he carried, it out in his clothes, his  cigars, his dinner, and the \Vii3* ho took  the news when a fall of rock in theEimna  mine buried 12 men at once. "What he  said on that occasion wits, "Please wipe  your feet on the rug next time.'' "What  he did was to fill out 12 checks for $1,000  apiece for the respective widows.  I have it on good authority that Judge  Dale was not vulgarly startled when he  received word from Denver that his handsome wife, to whom he liad been married  five years and who was visiting friends,  had taken an old lover's arm aud severed  conjugal relations by eloping. Others got  the news about the same time, and they  couldn't find anything to criticise in his  conduct. He weut through the daily routine just the same for three or four days,  and he had the same placid look and tho  same even voice as he called his head  clerk into the private office and said:  ' 'Thomas, I am going away for a few  days, and you will take charge."  "Yes, sir," replied Thomas, and next  day the judge was on his way tp Denver.  He picked up his clew there without having elbowed anybody or soiled the polish  of his shoes.   He met friends and talked  politics and real estate and mines, and,  lighting a fresh cigar, he took a train for  the east.   Arriving in New York city, he  paid a detective to locate the couple, but  he did not lug out a gnu and shout at the  top of his voice that he was an injured  husband thirsting for gore.   He simply  'threw a couple of big gold pieces on the  table to pay for the information and descended to the cafe for lunch.   A steamer  was sailing for the Mediterranean at the  end of the fourth day, and when she departed the judge was one of her passengers.   There were more than a hundred  others, and as the weather was also stormy  for the first two or three days out, no one  commented on the fact that the passenger  who was registered as Major Davis stuck  close to his  cabin   and had  his  meals  brought to him by the steward. "Judge  Dale liad changed his name, but he had  no idea of changing his identity.   There  were laughter and  conversation and  a  clatter of dishes as all the passengers finally gathered for dinner for the first time  since leaving Sandy Hook.   To the right  of the captain-sat one of the handsomest  ladies and one of the finest looldng gentlemen on the list, but taken altogether it  was a grand array of wealth and culture.  Dinner wa.s fairly under way,  and the  woman on the captain's right was beaming, when she happened to cast her eyes  down   the table,  and her face went as  white as death iu a second.   Half a dozen  people caught her words as she whispered  to her supposed husband:  "My God, John, but there is 'the judge!"  The man looked, and the color went out  of his cheeks, and his jaw fell. Near the  foot of the table sat the man who had  taken a new 11111110. He was cool and  placid, and only the ghost of a smile hovered around his month. He looked the  man aud the woman full in tlie eyes for a  minute, but made no sign of recognition.  "What is it?" asked tlie captain, a.s  "Mrs. Beinis" shuddered and gasped nnd  seemed on the point of fainting.  "A���a sudden illness���heart trouble!"  site stammered a.s she left the table for her  stateroom, followed by her supposed husband.  There Wits wonder and curiosity, but  little wns said. "Good form" demands  that such incidents lie passed over as easily  us possible. There were those who thought  it might bo heart trouble and others who  suspected the presence of the "major'* had  something to do with it, but that was no  place to compare notes. Neither of the  pair was seen again that evening, though  Major Davis was very much in evidence  until a late hour. At breakfast next morning Mr.-Beniis appeared alone. His wife  was better, tliaiik yon, was his reply to  inquirers, but thought it best to remain  quiet for a day or two. Not once .did he  let his eyes roam around- the table, but he  knew that Major Davis was there among  the rest. He knew that a pah* of steel  blue eyes were scanning his troubled face  and that a pair of soft white hands were  aching to grip his throat. After breakfast, as the men sought the smoking room,  Mr. Bemis started to act on a plan which  had doubtless been talked over with his  wife. He walked straight up to Major  Davis and began:  "Judge, I don't know what I can say in  extenuation, but I"���  "Excuse me, sir," interrupted the other,  "but you have evidently made a mistake.  I think the gentleman called the judge  has passed into the saloon."  Mr. Bemis looked at the major like a  man seeing the face of death in a nightmare, and beads of .perspiration started  ont on his forehead.  "Your���your wife is better this morning, I think I heard you say?" queried tin-  major in courteous tones.  '< "Y���yes!"  "Glad to hear it. She should beware of  over-excitement. Weather seems to have  settled, and we are making a fine ran of  it. Have a light? No? Well, I'll walk  alittle."  Mr. Bemis stared after him as if seeing  a ghost, and his breath came iii sobs as he  filially; turned away. He had seen the  mini whose home he had despoiled a dozen  times or more, and he believed that Judge  Dale stood before him. . Still there might  be a chance that it was simply a wonderful resemblance. Such things had been  known. It must have been this fain t hope  that buoyed up the wife to appear that  afternoon. A wife should be able to identify the face, figure aud speech of the husband of even a fortnight, but the elopers  hoped for a miracle. Major Davis had  made several; acqTaaintances,: and Mrs.  Beinis bad *ho' sooner 'appeared than he  wa.s ready to be introduced.  "I am honored," he said as he made Lis  bow."Permit me to offer'my sincere  congratulations on your speedy recovery."  "I���I thank you."  "It was your husband I met this morning, I believe, and for a moment he took  me for someone else. . It i.s queer how  you'll often find two people looking so  much alike a.s to deceive you at first  glance."  "Y-yes, it is!*'she stammered, leaning  on the back of a chair for support and  speaking through bloodless lips. ;���'-...  "You do not find in me a resemblance  to any gentleman called the judge?" he  queried, as he looked her full in the face.  "N-no���that is"���  "But I am kecpiugyou. Pray, be seated,  and I think I see your husband coming  this way. Hope the fine weather will put  you in good spirit*."  At every meal Major Davis faced the  guilty pair. Some of the passengers suspected nothing, but others insisted that  there was a queer mystery afoot. The  major gave nothing away. It wouldn't  have been good form. The woman avoided him as far as possible, but two or three  times n day lie found excuses to speak to  her. If she had hoped for a miracle, her  holies were dashed at the first close sight  of him. Major Davis was Judge Dale,  and Judge Dale was tho husband she had  lied from and disgraced. She knew him  for a quiet man, but also for au implacable one. He was torturing them at the  stake, but that would not, be revenge  enough. In his desperation Bemis again'  tried to approach the man he had wronged.  He couldn't plead for himself, but -he  would plead for the woman.  "Judge, it was my fault, and on me  should fall your vengeance," he said as ho '  cornered his man.  "Mistaken again.;  Ha, ha, ha!" laugh--;  ed the major.   "Eeally, but I shall come  to think that I am your judge's twin  brother.   See what a cloudless sky and  how beautiful the sea.   I trust that your.  wife has had no more trouble with her v  heart.   She is not looking at all well."  "God! God! But what a man!" gasp- -  ed Bemis as he turned away with a hunted '  look in his eyes.  The steamer was to call at the Azores.  One morning about 10 o'clock she made,  harbor, and it was given out aboard that  she would not get away before midnight.  Everybody was anxious for a brief run >  ashore���everybody but Mrs.'Bemis. rShe  feared that she might over-exert and bring  on another attack of heart trouble. .'Mr.'  Bemis had decided to staySvith her when  Major Davis hunted him out and said:   \\  "I trust you will make one of a little  party going ashore, and that you will bring   t  3-oui* revolver along, as I shall mine?"     -    *  "The party is���is"���.began Mr. Bemis  as his face blanched. }  "A very exclusive one���just the two of  us, you see.  You have a pistol, I suppose?"  -Yes." ' 5  "Ah, of course!   We may find game,  you know.    Do yon wish to speak to vour  wife first?" '     s  "No." iu  "She's gone to lie down, eh?   Well'  let's be off."  The two engaged a boat as soon as laud-"  ing and pulled away to a wooded cape, -  and   two hours later a dead man was  brought back in the boat'.   It.waS'Mr."-  Bemis.   He had accidentally shot hifnself  while shooting at a bird, or at least the  major said so, aud no one doubted hisi'-j  word.   He told his tale without excite-;*Ji  ment.   He was cool and serene as he an-f/J*|  uounced that he would remain and Bee.the^^  body placed in its grave. He came aboard';^  the steamer with the personal effects 'of $fik  the deceased, but be did not ask to see "'M  Mrs. Bemis.   He delivered everything to v.JI  the captain, and, as he added the sum of,  $5,000 in gold, it is probable that he told  at least a part of liis story.   When the ac-   "  cident became known, and it was found  that Mrs. Bemis was to go on with the  ship instead of ashore to see her husband '��'  to his last resting place, there was an out- "  cry over her; want of feeling, but it did"- J  not reach her ears.   She was in her state-."  room under the doctor's care, and none of  thc passengers' saw her again.   When the  major had finished, bis work at the island,  he   took a steamer for New York and  home, and upon entering his oflice at the  usual hour and in the usual way he said,  to his chief clerk:  "Thomas, I ain back and feeling better..  Bring me the balance sheets for the last  four weeks."  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at 11 post  at the southeast corner marked J. A. Irving's  s. e. corner post, thence 80 chains west; thence  80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; tlience  80 chainssouth, to the post of commencement.  These landsare situated on the Kishenena creek,  three miles from international boundarv, about  ^���l7aiiiles-iu-a-sout!ieaslcrly-direoHonHro'm-=Kikof  H. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1003. .1. A. IUV1XG.  TIMBER NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given thnt thirty (30)dnvs after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner oflands aud works fora special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, Ilrltlsh Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted ou the south bank of the Little  Slocan river one hundred and fifty (lf>0) vards  above its mouth, thenec nest one hundred* and  sixty (100) chains; tlience south forty (10)chains;  thence east one hundred and sixty (1W>) chains;  Ihence mirth forty (10) chains to (he place of beginning. THUS. M. WAItl), Locator.  DAVID IIQOTII, Agent.  Nelson, Ii. C June uth, l!Wl.  license lo cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, liritish Columbia. Commencing  nt a post planted on the west bank at the mouth  of a creek about four miles up tlie Little Slocan  river, on its south bank, tlience west one hundred and sixly (100) chains; thence south forty  (10) chains; thence cast one hundred and sixty  (HW) chainsrtlfence"iiTifilrt"ori}^(')0)^'chiilrts, to  place of beginning. i". A. ROLF, Uicator.  DAVID HOOTII Agent.  Nelson, B.C., June 10th, 1003.  Notice is herebv giveii that I, William O. Hose,  intend within the time prescribed bylaw to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  of the province of British Columbia fora license  to prospect lor coal and petroleum upon thc lands  hereinafter described ami commencing at a post  at the southwest corner marked Wm. <>. Hose's  S.W. corner post, thence *111 chains east; tlience80  chains north; tlience so chains west; theuce 80  chains soutli, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Kishciienacreek,  threenilles from International boundary, about  ���17 miles in a southeasterly direction from Klko,  H.C., on or near tlie Flathead river.  Dated May l.'lth, Wi.       WILLIAM O. JtoSK.  Notice Is herebv given that 1,.I. A. Irving, intend within tlie time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner oflands mid works of  the province of British I'olnmbla, fora license to  Notice Is hereby given that thirty (110) days after  date I Intend to apply to thc honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works fora special  license to cut and carry away Umber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted 011 the east bank, at the mouth  of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan  river on its soutli bank, thence east one hundred  and sixty (100) chains; thence south forty (10)  chains; thenee west one hundred and sixty (ll'-l)  chains; thenec north forty chains tn Iheplace  of beginning. DAVID HOOTII,  Locator.  Nelson, II. C, June 10th, IlKi'l.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I Intend to apply to the honorable tlie chief  commissioner nf lands and works for a .special  license to cut and carry away tiinher from the  following described'tract of land: Com mencing  nt a postmarked "A.K.F. S.K. Cor." and planted  near I'ass creek, about four miles from Kobson,  tltcnco north Hit) ehains, thence west -10 chains,  thenee south Viio chains, thenee east 10 chains to  point of commencement.       A. H. FIXt'l.AND.  Hated nt Itobson, Mav 2ml, lOft'S.  Notice Is hereby given that sixty (Oil) days after  date I Intend lo apply to the honorable the ehjef  commissioner of lands and works for the right to  purchase the following described binds, fur agricultural purposes, situate in West Kooteiiiiv district, ii.C. Commencing at a post planted on the  north bank of the Little Slocan rlvcrat itsmoutli,  known as David Booth's southeast corner posl,  thence west 80 chuins, thonce north _o chains,  tlience east 80 chains, thence south '_0 chains, to  place of beginning. DAVID HOOTII,  Nelson, H.C., April 2-lth, 1903. Locator.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (00) days after  date I Intend to applv to the honorable thc chief  commissioner of hinds ami works for the right lo  purchase the following described lands for agricultural purposes, situate in West Kootenay district, H.C. Commencing at a post planted on the  west bank of the Slocan river, '-'(I chains more or  less north of the Little Slocan river at or near Its  mouth, known us T. M. Ward's southeast loriier  post, tlience west 80 chains, theuce north '20  chains, thence east 80 ehains, thence south 'Jo  chains to place of beginning.  Nelson, 1I.C, T. M. WARD, Locator.  April 21th, I!XW. DAVID HOOTII, Agent.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (M) days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands ami works fora special  TENDERS WANTED.  Tenders will be received  by the undersigned  up to noon on Wednesday, the 2.1th dav of .luiie,  I'JO'I, for the supplying of���  UKOCKIIIKS,  M EAT,  HKKA I),  STAI'LK DKL'CS,  COA L,  To the Provincial Caol, Nelson, from  the 1st  day of July, 1003, to the :10th day of June, WO I.  List of articles required may be obtained at the  Coveriimenl Agent's ollice, Nelson.  The lowest or anv tender not necessarily accepted. ItODKKT A. KKNWICK,  Oovcrninent Agent.  Nelson, II. C. 12th June, 3003.  AUCTION SALE  OF  VALUABLE CENTRAL CORNER  RESIDENCE PROPERTY  I'mler and by virtue of the powers contained  in a certain mortgage, which will be produced at  the time of the sale, there will be offered for sale  by public iiiuiloii, bv Charles A. Waterman, auctioneer, at bis olliees, K.W.C. block, linker street  Nelson, Ji.l'.. on Mondav, tlie _!Uli dav of June,  A.D. I'.toM, nt the hour of VI noon, the 'following  property: The southerly halves of lots 13 and II  block 31 (being the northwest eorner of Mill and  Hall streets), t'itv of Nelson, H.C. On the property is eieeted 11 large dwell Ing with modern conveniences. For terms and conditions of sale apply to       K. A. CKKASK, Mortgagee's Solicitor.  Dated Itli June, IIKl.l.  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  Notice is hereby given that the lirst sittings of  the Court of Hevislon, for the purpose of hearing  all complaints against the assessment for the  year 1U03, as made bv the assessor of the Cilv of  Nelson, will be held at the cily oillces, Nelson, H.  C, on Thursday, the llth dav of June, liKtt, nt  two o'clock p.m. I>". C. M--.MlllCUIS.  Nelson, H.i'., Mav 8, lOO'l. t'itv Clerk.  P  ROSSER'S  Second .HandJStore_  and  China Hall  New and Second Hand Goods ol every description bought and sold. Call in and look os-er  the stock before sending cast for anything.  Ooods  Rented  "ii-Mt-dasM  Warehouse  I-01-  "Storage  -       1  Y  WKSTF.UN  CANADIAN  EMl'LOYMKNT  All ENCY  Haker Street, West,  Next to C.I'.H. Ticket Offlce  l'honc 2Til.V  P.O. Box ����  NOTICK.  Thc lime of the lirst sittings of the Court of Kc-  vision lias been extended to Thursday, July 9th,  IIKKI, at the same hour and place.  D. C. McMORIUS,  NclsonT June 2nd, HKCI. Chief Clerk.  Drink  THORPE'S  LITHIA  WATER  Every small Bottle contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  REISTERER&tCS  BREWERS  LAGER BEER AND PORTER      ".'  ill  :!l  l'ut up in Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Oflice: Latimer Street, Nelson, B.C.; 4  The Nelson Tribune   TlfJ^   The J* H. Ashdown Hardware Co-, Ltd.  Importers   and   Dealers  in  Sh'elf   and   Heavy  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Graniteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER ST.  Two specialties for a week  Salada Ceylon Tea  Rot den's Peerless Cream  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  Houston Block, Nelson.  We carry a very large  I        Stock of  '���J     The Latest ���Patterns.  Come and make your choice  Before House Cleaning  Linoleums  SEE    OUR   OO'CARTS  All prices.   Wo can suit you.  O.   McARTHUR  <S_   CO.  furniture   Dealers  anel   Undertakers  Starkey & Co.  \yholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  Representing  R. A. Rogers ��& Co., I_,d., Winnipeg  IS. K. Pairbank Co.,     -     Montreal  Simcoe Canning Co.,     -    Simcoe  'Office and Warehouse,  ���Josephine Street  INelson, B. C  SMOKE  : :  Tackett Cigar Go's j Monogram  Union Label Cigars j  Margcerite  George E. Tgcfcett's Cigarettes  Only Union-Made Cigarette in Canada  Karnack  T. & B.  ���w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Ajg&nts for B.C. Vancouver,   B.C.  ..Cash  Advanced   on   Consignments  ^obfe(m&Co^_  Auctioneers,  Appraisers, Valuators  General   Commission Agents  i  Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  _&_  __W>  For One Week Only  we. offer  For $1  Hi One of these famous  'I lite shows the onf-  fceiiola> ills filled  with boilinir water  and codec Kunmci-g'-  c(l| tho hotfom is pat  on, it Kbiiiri- for one  minute and is then  reversed; then it i.s  rc-.uly t.i serve. A  child can d��if.  l-.ttcntc(l May _2.1900  THE KW-KEE Q.UIOK COFFEE POT  fHE CN.Y PERPECT COFFEE ��0T MADE  Kin Hec Solid Nickel Coffee Pots  And One Pound of 60c  -sg-- Km-Hee Pulverized Coffee  The quickest Coffee-Maker in the world and best Coffee.  Don't miss this Opportunity.  ' See our Window.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd.  Aberdeen Block, Nelson.  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Itetail  Booksellers and  Stationers  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  INBLSOIN  (Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeograpbs  Photographic Supplies  SMusical Instruments  Morley &Co* Nelson, B+C  MARRIAGES.  Dalton-Cratj-���Married at Nelson ou  Wednesday, the 17th instant, Mr. Henry  H. Dalton of Dalkena, Washington, to  Miss Margaret Enmia Grata of Nelson;  Rev. F. W. Graham officiating.  KiTCiUE-SinTH���Married at Revelstoke  on Tuesday, the 16th instant, Mr. Fred  Ritchie of Sandon to Miss Edith Smith,  sister of Mrs. Bewley, of Sandon.  Haavkins-Jack���Married at Kaslo on  Saturday, the 13th instant, F.H. Hawkins  of Sandon to Miss Margaret Jack of Boston, Massachusetts.  Clayton-Stubbs���Married at Nelson on  Monday, the 15th instant, Mr. Walter  Clayton to Miss Ruby Maze Stubbs, both  of Nelson.  DAKLiNa-LUiND���Married at Cranbrook  on Wednesday, the 17th instant, Mr. William Lyel Darling of Cranbrook to Miss  Sara Lund of Spokane; Rev. Mr. Fortune  officiating. '  BIRTHS.  Hakvey���Bom at Fort Steele on Saturday, the 6th instant, to the-wife of J. A.  Harvey, a daughter.   ,\\  Robson���Bom at Fort Steele on Monday, the Sth instant, to the wife of  Thomas Robson, a daughter.  Rene-ell���Born at Eholt on Thursday,  the llth instant, to the wife of C. M. Ren-  dell, a daughter.  Hutton ��� Born  at  Grand Forks  on  Thursday, the llth instant, to the wife of_  James Hutton, a daughter.  Robertson���Born at Nelson on Wednesday, the 17th instant, to the wife of  James Robertson of Water street, a  daughter. ;  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  Mrs. Bowman left to join her husband  at Edmonton. ,  Ice cream is selling at Nelson at the  rate of $1120 per long ton.  There were 256 voters registered in  Nelson City riding at noon today.  A. G. Fraser has opened a general store  at Camborne. It is a dandy and would  do credit to Nelson.  Government agent Renwick will recommend that a nevr bridge be built across  the Salmon river at Ymir.  W. F. Teetzel went to the Kootenay  Lake general hospital on Sunday suffering from an attack of fever.  Miss Oatway will be married on Monday next at the Church of England cathedral, Victoria, to John Lochore.  James McPhee, a ranchman from the  outlet, is distributing this year's strawberries among his friends in the city.  The steamer Nelson is at the C. P. R.  shipyard undergoing repairs. She was  built at Nelson in the winter of 1891-2.  The Conservatives of Kaslo are talking  of starting a newspaper, as the Kootenaian is considered offensively partisan. _*  "Davey" Woods, who has been in the  -general^hospital-for-tGn-daysr-is^able^to  sit up, and expects to be out on the streets  in a short time.  Services will be conducted in St. Paul's  Presbyterian church tomorrow by eastern  ministers returning from the general assembly meeting at Vancouver.  The Rev. D. Ramsay, B.D., of Ottawa,  will preach in the Congregational church  on Tuesday evening at 7:30, under the  auspices of tho Sunday Alliance. A mass  meeting will be held in the same church  at 8:80.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce has  increased its capital from $8,000,000 to  $8,700,000, and its reserve fund from $2,-  500,000 to $3,000,000. The bank's only  branch in West Kootenay district is at  Nelson.  According to measurements mado by  alderman John Hamilton, who was hero  in 1894, and city engineer McCulloch,  who was not herein 1894, the water on  Thursday was not as high as in 1894 by 6  feet 3 inches.  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Limited, expect to  be able to fill orders for Kooteuay-growu  strawberries the coming week. Tlie company sells to dealers only, and as their  territory is a large one, tlie first to order  will have an advantage.  On Tuesday Mrs. Goepel invited the  choir of St. Saviour's church to afternoon  tea, and the gathering was taken advantage of to present two of tlie members of  the choir with souvenirs. Rev. F. H.  Graham, on behalf of the choir, presented  Miss Oatway with an oak case containing  silver desert knives and fox*ks, and Mrs.  �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��� :  | T allot  ��� Made  Svitsi  AT  jj. A. Gilker'sj  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Bowman with a case of fruit knives.  The  ladies suitably responded.  Percy Criddle of Victoria, formerly  manager of Turner, Beeton & Co. 's branch  here, is in Nelson. He is still with Turner Beeton & Co.  W. A. Jowett, who is making the city  assessment this year, expects to have the  work completed by Monday night, when  the rolls will be laid before the cifcy council, y',--  H. H. Scott of Victoria, manager of the  Hamilton  Powder  Company in British  Columbia, is in Nelson after having made  an inspection of the company's offices at.  other places. '  W.J. Goepel of Nelson, inspector of  provincial government offices, is in Atlin,  that place. There  Atlin because  inspecting the offices at  is some dissatisfaction  of the government agdut there being a  merchant. I  J. A. Irving & Co. handle Borden's  celebrated brands of jcream and milk,  brands that were first introduced in Nelson less than six months ago, and are now  so popular that the supply is hardly equal  to the demand.  Springs Summer  We are showing the most'beautiful assortment  of Newest Millinery Styles evey exhibited in the  vicinity. I  The Latest Styles in Trimmed and  Ready-to-Wear Hats  i  For Women, Misses and Children. We exhibit  Millinery that is corrcet in Style and appropriate  for Spring and Summer wear, at  The Lowest Prices ever Quoted  in this vicinity  I  Actually 50 per cent lower than yon can buy elsewhere. 'Call and sec tis���yon will be cordially  welcome. You will undoubtedly see something  to please you at A VERY LOW THICK.  THE ENFIELD CO.  costumeks and; milliners  Baker Street, next door to the Hudson Bay Stores  Certificate of Improvements*  NOTICE.  Malwaflz, Wolf, 1'at and Mat mineral claims,  situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: Near junction of Wolf and Sheep creeks.  Tnke notice that we, The Yellowstone Mines,  Limited, free miner's certificate No. n80,8(*.l, Intend, sixty days from tlie date hereof, to apply to  the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining crown grants  of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of June, 1903.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������J  !   Local Strawberries   |  ���     . ���  ��� Will   commence arriving about the first of  next  week.  ���  ��� Send in your  orders earl}'-, as the demand is heavy and  ���  ��� the crop short. ���  !    J. Y. Griffin & Co., Ltd.  J Nelson, B. C.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<  Children's  White and Col  ored Dresses.  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Ladies' French  Wash  Kid Gloves.  a  Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Milli-  *   nery, Carpets and House Furnishings.  Onr Spring and Summer Stock  Is now complete in every Department, consisting of a Magnificent Assortment.  Ladies' White and Colored  Blouses  and ShirtWaists, each from  75c. up  Ladies' Silk Waists  $3-50  Ladies' Linen and Lawn Skirts  1.50  Ladies' Rainy-Day and Dress Skirts 2.00  Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits   Ladies' Silk Monte Carlo Coats....  Ladies' Silk Dress Skirts  18.00  Ladies' Silk Underskirts   5.00  Ladies' and Children's White Wear.  Ladies' White Underskirts ......  Ladies' White Corset Covers ....  Ladies' White. Muslin Nightgowns  Ladies' White'Muslin Drawers   75c  25c.  up  up  75c. up  25c. up  Children's White and Colored Dresses.  I  Men's White and Colored Shirts.  Men's Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers    50c.  Men's Natural Wool Summer Shirts  and Drawers   Men's White Night Shirts     75c.  Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs.  Scarfs, Ties and Neckwear.  MILLINERY.  Ladies' Straw Sailor Hats, each     25c.  Ladies' Ready-to-Wear and Pattern Hats  in the latest styles, and Novelties from  some of the leading designers.  Dress Goods in all the Latest Materials and Shades.  Summer La\vns,iMuslins, Dimities, Organdies, Batistes, Linens, Ginghams at all prices and qualities.  Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Rugs. Blinds, Curtains, Portieres. Etc.  AT PRICES AWAY DOWN.  All Carpets and  Oil ~CIoths"Made  and Laid ; FREE  OF CHARGE.  Sole Agents  for   Butterick  Patterns.  The  Palm  Fruit and Vegetables of all Kind  Fresh Trout and Canned Goods  Soda Fountain  Ice&eai_crPairlo_r  COLD MEATS AND COOKED HAM  If you are going fishing or picnicing call  on us for a lunch.  Bunyaii & Longhurst  K.W.C. Block, Ward St., Nelson.  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   7��c  SIX BOTTLES for $4.00  [L.S]  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  Final Notice  Notice is hereby given that  all arrears for Electric Light  rates must be paid at the City  Offices by 12 o'clock noon, on  Tuesday, June 30th, 1903, or  the service will be discontinued  without further notice.  By order,  D. C. McMORRIS,  June wth, ibo-i. City Clerk.  PROCLAMATIONS.  HENRI G. JOLLY de LOTBINIERE, 0  - Lieutenant-Governor.'  CANADA. .  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  EDWARD VII., by theGrac'e of God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and  of the British Dominions beyond the Seas,  King, Defender of the Faith, <_c., <_c, <_c.  To our faithful the members elected to serve in  the Legislative Assembly of our province of  British Columbia, and to all whom it may  concern,���Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  .A,_E.^McPhilllp8,.Attorney-Gencrah=^ ���  Whereas we have thought fit, by and with the  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 Gustave Jolly  de Lotbinierie, K.C.M.G., lieutenant-governor of  our said province of British Columbia, in our  city of Victoria, ln 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.   By command,  R. F. GREEN,  Provincial Secretary.  [L.S.J   HENRI G. JOLLY DB LOTBINIERE,  Lieutenant-Governor.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OK BRITISH COLUMBIA.  EDWARD VII., by the Graceof God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and  of the British Dominions beyond the Seas,  King, Defender of the Faith, <_c, <_c.  To all to whom these presents shall come,���Greet-  *' 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 to have their advice in our  legislature, we do make known our royal will  and pleasure to call a new legislative assembly of  our said province; and do further declare that,  by the advice of our executive council of British  Columbia, we have this day given orders for  issuing our writs in due form, for calling a new  legislative assembly of our said province, which  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 Seal  of the said province to be hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honorable Sir Henri Gustave Joly  de Lotbiniere, 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.   By command,  R. F. GREEN,  Provincial Secretary.  [L.S.]       HENRI G. JOLY 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 beyond the Seas,  King, Defender of the Faith, <_c, <_c, 4c.  To our faithful the members elected to serve ln  the Legislative Assembly of our province of  British Columbia, at our city of Victoria.���  Greeting.  A  PROCLAMATION.  A..E. McPhillips, Attorney-General.  Whereas We are desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet our people of our prov-  : vince'of British Columbia, and to have their ad-  : vice in our legislatuse:  Now know ye, that for divers causes and considerations, and taking into consideration thc  ease and convenience of our loving subjects, we  have thought fit, by and with the advice of our  executive council of the province of British Columbia; to'hereby convoke, and by these presents  enjoin you, and each of you, that on Thursday,  the twenty-flrst 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 business,  to treat, do, act and conclude upon those things  which, in our legislature 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.provinceto behereto affixed :=  ��� Witness, the honorable sir Henri Gustave Joly  de Lotbiniere, K. C, M. G., lieutenant-goYernqr  of our said province of British Columbia, iu 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 iu the  third year of our reign.   By command,  K. F. GREEN,  Provincial Secretary.  APPOINTMENTS.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  10th June, 1303.  His honor the lieutenant-governor in council,  under the provisions of the " Provincial Elections Act," and the "Redistribution Act, 1902,"  has been pleased to appoint the undermentioned  persons to be Collectors of Votes for the electoral  districts written opposite their respective names,'  namely:  Victoria City, H. W. II. Combe of Victoria.  Baanich, Wm. Graham, of Royal Oak P. O.  ��� Esquimalt, H. W. H. Combe, of Victoria.  Cowichan, Jas. Maitland-Douglas, 8. M., of  Duncan.  Islands, Samuel Roberts, Junior, of Sidney.  Newcastle, George Thomson, S, M., of Ladysmith.  Nanaimo City, Herbert Stanton, Nanaimo.  Alberni, A. L. Smith, of Alberni.  Comox, John Baird, of Cumberland.  . Delta, Sidney Ashe Fletcher, of New Westminster.  Chllliwhack, G. W. Chadsey, of Chilliwhack.  Dewdney, Sidney Ashe Fletcher, of New Westminster.  Richmond, Sidney Ashe Fletcher, of New Westminster.  New Westminster City, Sidney Ashe Fletcher,  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 Bowron, of Barkerville.  Lillooet, Caspar Phair, S. M., of Lillooet  Yale, J. W. Burr, oi Ashcroft.  Kamloops, Edward A. Nash, of Kamloops.  Okanagan, Leonard Norris, S. M., of Vernon.  Similkameen, C A. R. Lambly, S.' M., of Fair-  view.  Greenwood, Wm. G. McMynn.S. M., of Greenwood.  Grand Forks, Wm. G. McMynn, S. M., of Greenwood.  RevelBtoke, Wm. G. McLaughlin, of Revelstoko.  Slocan, H. P. Christie, of Slocan.  Ymir, Thomas Henry Atkinson, of Ymir.  Nelson City, Harry Wright, of Nelson.  Rossland City, John Kirkup, of Rossland.  Kaslo, Alexander Lucas, of Kaslo.  Columbia, Chas. E. Hamilton, of Golden.  Cranbrook, Jas. F. Armstrong, S. M., of Fort  Steele.  Fernie, Lestock R. Forbes, S. M., of Fernie..  LABOR  UJVION-S.  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,  13.25; mine laborers, W. J. W. Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially Invited.


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