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 eWan  (fyK^v^S^���/1^^  tribune  THE TRIBUNE  IS THE OLDEST  NEAVSPAPER  PRINTED  TN- THE KOOTENAYS  Saturday, July 18,  1903  NEI.SOX IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTH-  EASTERN BRITISH  COLUMBIA  NELSON, A TOWN OF 5000 PEOPLE, HAS IN THE LAST TEN YEARS PAH) THE DOMMOl  OVER ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS AS DUTIES ON IMPORTED PRODUCTS  The Liberal newspapers of the province can hardl}- find woi'ds  to express their feelings over tlie " generous treatment" accorded \>y the Dominion government to the silver-lead miners of  Kootenay, for granting them a bonus of $15 a ton on the lead  contents of ore mined. The}* say the gift will total $2,500,000  in the five years the bonus is to be paid.  Is it generous treatment to pa)' back to people what they  themselves have contributed ? The silver-lead miners of Koote-  hay have not only paid hundreds of thousands of dollars annually into the Dominion treasuiy during the last ten years, but  they have paid hundreds of thousands more into the pockets of  * Eastern Canadian farmers and manufacturers for highly protected products of the farm and factory.  What did the}' get iu return ? Did the)'' get protection for  the product of their mines ? Did they get the same treatment  as was freefy given, the Ontario farmer and the Quebec manufacturer of mining machinery ? The Ontario farmer's products  were, and are, protected \>y duties that range from 25 to 100 per  cent;''the Quebec mining machinery manufacturer's products  were, and are, protected by duties that average 30 per cent.  The Kootenay silver-lead miner's products were, and are, pro-,  tected by duties ranging from 5 per cent for corroded lead to 15  percent for pig lead, and these low duties are further reduced  through the operations of'the preferential'tariff, which allows  goods manufactured iu Great Britain to be brought into Canada  at a discount of 33^ per cent on the regular duties.  Although repeated efforts have been made during the last  ten 3'ears in the direction of placing the silver-lead miners of  Kootenay on an-.equality with the farmers of Ontario and the  mining machinery manufacturers of Quebec, all efforts failed.  It seemed impossible for the Eastern mind to rise above individual  interests; it'was not possible for that mind to legislate for Canadians as a people. It could not be made understand the advantages that would accrue to Canada as a whole were 011I3-  Cauadian-miued lead, Canadian-smelted lead, and Canadian-  refined lead used in Canadian manufactures. It understood the  advantages that had come to Canada through her people producing and manufacturing raw and finished products consumed  b}' her people; but the raw and finished products were from the  farms and factories of Ontario, Quebec, NeAV Brunswick, and  Nova Scotia.  The Libera] party has always claimed that it was the party  of'the people; of the-whole-people.- It has-been in"-power "in"  Canada since 1896���seven years; and what has it done in these  seven years in the way of carrying out its professions? The  Liberal newspapers of British Columbia are unanimous in saying it has been most generous to the silver-lead miners of Kootenay. It has voted them a bonus on the product of their mines  that will aggregate $2,500,000 in five years. If the Liberal  party is unwilling to treat the people of Kootenay the same  as the people of other sections of Canada are treated, why  does it not be really generous? It would be really generous were it to allow the people of Kootenay to have FREE  TRADE for a period of five years. Were the silver-lead  miners of Kootenay allowed to purchase mining and other  supplies in the' cheapest market in the world, they could take  chances on selling their product at the world's lowest market  price. But the Liberal party, although it professes to be a  FREE TRADE party, is unwilling to make a start at carrying  out its professions, even in a section of country to which it is  unwilling to give the same measure of protection that it gives  ToThTe restTbT Canada.  Trials  Triumphs of Workingmen  [Associated Press to The Evening Tribune.]  Vancouver, July 18.���Official announcement was made Inst night that tlio  strike.of tho mill factory -workers liad  beoii declared oil' and that the men wculd  return to woi-k this morning. It, was  learned that tho men return to work under tlie old arrangement, viz., a 10-hour  day, and that the rato of pay, etc., will he  as before the strike. The men have been  ont since June 1st last, when they quit  work owing to the refusal of the mill men  to concede them a nine-hour day, with  live hours on Saturday. In declaring the  strike off, a member of the committee of  factory workers says that the men were  chiefly influenced by the fact that then  strike had thrown a number of men in  other branches of the building trades out  of work, which number would be increased if the strike continued, while a  liu-ge amount of business was also being  lost to the city. As they did not wish a  lmmbor of men, who were not interested  iu their dispute in any way, to suffer,  they decided to call the strike off, aud as  already stated, the men will resume work  this morning. They hope at a later date  the mill men will see their way clear to  concede a nine-hoiu* day.  for that purpose, it is understood, is on  foot. Such procedure is wrong. Previous  to the meeting Wednesday night the Typographical Union forwarded letters to each1  union asking their assistance to ward off  Socialistic predominance of the Labor  Council. Several of the unions have taken  action, In three instances, however, the  delegates ignored the instructions of their  unions and voted in favor of extending,  the Socialistic influence. No doubt these  unions will deal ivitli these members."  The people of Kootenay do not owe Canada anything. The}'  are not poor relations. Even for the year ending June 30th  last, during which time the silver-lead miners were idle almost  to a man, the little town of Nelson with its 5000 people paid into  the Dominion treasury $125,000 in customs duties alone; and  the people of the same little town have in the last ten years paid  no less than $1,750,000 in customs duties.  The figures below are official, and the}' are given so that the  readers of The Tribune cau for themselves form an opinion as  to how generous the Liberal part)' is treating Kootenay by  granting its silver-lead miners a bonus of $500,000 a year ou thc  product of their mines :  VANCOUVER to NEW WESTMINSTER  The game of lacrosse at Now Westminister 011 Saturday (tlio 18th) between Vancouver and New Westminster promises to  be a hard contest, as the following from  tho Vancouver News-Advertiser of tho  15th indicates: "Our motto is to do or die,  and we will do," said field captain Jim  Smith, of the local team to the News-  Advertiser last night, when speaking of  the coming championship battle at New  Westminister on Saturday next. "You  cau say for us that when we go on the  field it will be full of coniidence and the  people can rest assured that wo will be in  the game all the time, and if we do not  win, the New Westminister team will  know that they have beeu through one of  the hardest matches of their career."  Everbody will bear tlie genial field captain out, When he says that the boys are  determined. Never before in the history  of lacrosse in this city has the interest iii  a match been aroused to such a high pitch.  Everyone you meet is talking of Vancouver's chances, and it is safe to say that as  many ns 3000 supporters will accompany  the boys from this city.  Last night there was another full practice at the Point and every man on the  team showed good form. They are playing a better combination game now than  has been seen here since 18l)(i, when the  old stagers.such as Suckling and Quigley,  wero the strong men ou the team. Trainer  Johnny Fraser says that he has the boys  in fine shape, and that it will not be his  fault if the boys don't win.  Comparing the teams neither one has  any the better of the other. Both home  fields appear rather weak against the defences, and if anything Vancouver has a  little the best of it in the home division.  Godfrey, Coa, Cowan, Matheson, Murray,  and Wright are all in fine fettle, and are  shooting as straight as arrows. Norman  in goal, Allan, Yorke, Reynolds, Barr,  and Morrison on the defence seem almost  a fortress, and it will be few shots that  get behind the redoubtable Sammy Norman.    [Associated Press to The Evening Tribune.]  New Westsunstek, July 18, 4 :0'i p.m.  ���Game just started, owing to delay in  arrival of Vancouver team. Score at last  reports (I to 4 iu favor of Vancouver.  St. PuTEUSKiiut-i, July 17.���A telegram  received here from Port Arthur says that  upon the occasion oE the laying of the  corner stone of the cathedral there, general Kuropatkin, the Russian war minister, made a speech iu whicli he expressed  the conviction that Port Arthur is now  becoming a fortress inaccessible to enemies, uo matter how great their number or  whence they come.  Tho Socialists have captured the Trades  and Labor Council of Victoria, which  leads the editor of the Labor department  of the Victoria Colonist to say: "The  Trades and Labor Council has not declared for socialism, although at its last  meeting the constitution was overridden  and delegates from two unions chartered  bs* the American Labor Union, a self-  declared socialist organization, seated.  Tho union first admitted, the Woodworkers', comes under tlie .jurisdiction of the  Amalgamated Woodworkers' International Union of America; the second union  admitted, the Hackmen, comes under the  Team Drivers' International Union of  America. By predesigned arrangement,  the Socialist element were iu the majority,  and not only succeeded in securing representation for. their clandestine "labor",  organizations, but elected whom they  chose for officers. On the one hand, it is  held that the action marks progression,  while the older and more conservative  -element-prophesy���retrogression-iiv-i the'  labor movement. Like circumstances  have been experienced iii tho East, followed by internal trade union disruptions,  later to pass off like a blight aud leave tlie  legitimate labor movement brighter and  stronger than ever. It cannot aud will  not be otherwise in Victoria. While iu a  trade union the Socialist declares he acts  the part of a trade unionist, while not disputing his claims it is indeed perplexing  indeed to savvy what manner or kind of  trade unionist he is. A great deal of speculation is being indulged in as to the ultimate outcome of the present crisis in the  labor council. Counter movement to the  Socialists is spoken of,  and organization  "How thoroughly tho school children of  Pittsburg have acquired the habit of thrift  inculcated by the adoption of the school  savings-bank idea five years ago is shown  by the fact that then-deposits now amount  to  $50,000.   The   habit   itself  is   worth  many times the money that has accumulated, both to the children themselves and  to the community.   Thrift implies prudence,   self-reliance,; and   good    habits,  which go to make goxl citizens.   It is a  lesson that can be best taught by practice  rather than precept.   A savings account  of $300, as some of these children are reported to have," says the Pittsburg Despatch, "is a much stronger argument for  saving than any number of theoretical  rules for winning success and guides to  fortune.   One thingiihat commends itself  in this matter is that! the savings do not  represent   ponuriousness.     The children  who have bank accounts seem to en*J03r  life better than then- spendthrift neighbors.   If the effect was to make the children mere money-hoarders, denying themselves and growing lip embryonic misers,  the value of the system might be doubted,  but there is nothing of the kind disclosed.  The little self-denials which the youthful  depositors may .make to swell their account do not stunt their growth; their re-'  liuquishments merely serve as an invaluable training for the duties of life where  it is not always a question of; what we  would  like  but what wc should.   The!  mental and moral education which results  from this early habituation to the principle of living within ones income, extended  as it should be. to all schools, would have  a notable wholesome effect upon the nation ih a generation."  Toronto is the onl^*,city in Canade that  -hns-adopted-a'�����ch'bol*>-'savings-baiilc;'-and--  the results have been most gratifying.  As a result of the demand of the rag  peddlers of Detroit, Michigan, that the  junk dealers join their union at an individual cost of $85 for initiation, all the  junk shops of the city, with the exception  of one, have been closed.  It is computed that there are 2000 trade  unionists in Victoria, less than 25 of whom  aro members of tlie socialist party.  One of the most remarkable cases ever  tried was rececntly decided in Georgia.  A young man bought 2000 cigars and had  them insured for their full value, smoked  them up, and demanded his insurance,  claiming they had been destroyed by fire.  The case was taken to court, and the judge  decided in favor of the young man. Tlie  company then had him arrested for setting fire to his own property, and the same  judge ordered that he pay a fine or go to  jail for three months.  Collections at the port of Nelson from July 1st, 1902, to Junel  30th, 1903���  1002  July  $19,784 01  August  i5>oS7 31  September   11,412 97  October   11,465 66  November     9*492 55  December    10,322 34  1903  January $ 8,393  Februar}'  5>58i  March   5,339  April   9,127  May  8,368,^  Total $124,420  June....  10,082 r<3j|  59  The National Boilermaker's Society's  (Great Britain) monthly report sta.es  that nearly 1000 members are receiving  old-age pensions without the necessity of  resorting to a tax on the people's food.  While statesmen are proving incapable of  dealing with the question, the report continues, the trade unions in many cases are  solving it for themselves by taxing themselves to keep the superannuation fund intact.  Trades unions raise wages and reduce  the number of working hours, thereby affording workingmen the time and financial aid necessary to improve themselves  intellectually and educate their children.  Meantime the labor unionists becomes a  better workman, and a better citizen morally and socially;, while his children are  being prepared to take up their work in  the world as intelligent human beings,  and not as mere machines.  Collections at the port of Rossland from July 1st, 1902, to June!  ,  1002  July  joth,-1903���  ,129  The American Flint Glass Workers'  Union has a membership in round numbers of 8500 skilled workmen, and on them  are'dependent fully 40,000 men and boys.  The union has over $145,000 in its treasury.-; :.   Samuel Gompers, the greatest labor advocate of the world, is pursuing a wrong  policy as viewed through the X-ray spectacles of his fellow craftsmen in Victoria���  the cigarmakers.  *���;. The short work-day is the foundation  that workers will build upon to higher  and better things. The bedrock of ignorance and debasement is long working  hours and low wages.  On the 30th of June, 3902,. the number  ^ofiemployees-on-rUnited-i.States;srailways-  was 1,189,315, or an average of 594 employees to every 100 miles of the 200,150  miles of line. '  The International Bricklayers' and Ma-  sou's Union has a membership of over  800,000.  The bootblacks of Seattle have formed a  union with 50 charter members.  The harnessmakers and saddlers of Seattle have organized with 40 members.    ��  Forty-five vegetable peddlers in  Seattle  have formed a union.  A Former Resident of Nelson  Gives Her Views on Socialism  I trust you will spare me space in The  =Tril_uuQito.siiy_t__!aw-wordsJH.=unswer-to.  F. W. Pettit.   I read his articles every  week with interest aud agree with him  sometimes; but when  lie undertakes to  write about Modern Socialism Well, I  think it would be better for him to at  least know what lie is writing about.   I  have thought perhaps he does know better than he writes,  but for reasons best  known to himself wants to misrepresent  Socialism.   There are two kinds of enemies, of Socialism.    Those who conic out in  straight opposition, I would call tlie manly  eiiemy; but those profess friendship, and  thou misrepresent it in a.s many  ways ns  possible, are cowards in tlie extreme.   Is  Mr. Pettit of  tlie latter class?   Or is he  ignorant'*'   He certainly shows his ignorance of Modern Socialism when he refers  to the many failures to establish  colonies  in the last half century.    He says tlie failures are due either to "incapacity iu the  management" or "weakness in the prin-  ples involved."  The Socialist party everywhere oppose colony schemes.    How can  a small group of people in a colony  make  11 success of such a venture when railways  and corporations of every kind are opposed to them?   They cannot carry out  their schemes so long as they have to compete with the outside world; but when wo  have sill the people in  the scheme,  then  will it be possible for everything to work  together for the common good.   He also  fears the "clashing interests of labor and  capital;" and "the power of money as a  great lever so long as there is a secret ballot and hungry families at home;" and  "that labor weakens when  face  to face  with principle ou one uaud and discharge  ou the other."   It seems to me the late returns of the German elections disproves  this, where over 3,000,000 have voted the  Socialist ticket; and we do not need to go  as far a.s Germany.   Look in  the 11111113'  places in the United States, where Socialists have defeated the other candidates,  and we see the number increasing with  each   election.    Oiu- time is coming in  British   Columbia.    Men are discharged  b.y hundreds for voting for Socialism, but  keep on doing it,; and will do so until we  have, a more just and huniaiiesvslem than  now prevails.  Again he s-iys, we assert "that all men  aro equal." We do not. We kno\v they  are not. else would there be millionaires  and paupers. Wo say that all should have  equal opportunities. He likens classes to  a departmental store; each "separate and  distinct," 3*ct necessiuy. This should have  -been-a-good-illustration.���Society-should-  have been ou this plan instead of the helter-skelter   method now    practised,   3'et  who would say that one department was  inferior to the other.   Is uot the delivery  boy as necessiuy as the ono at the silk  counter? the3' are all needed to make up  the   perfect whole.   In speaking of the  caste system, ho says: "As seen toda3*, it  is the. ontciime of an old custom  for the  bettor handling of the masses.    Years of  experience has demonstrated that the sys-  tern conduces 10 the happiness and contentment ol* a people, even though thc majority   be  pour."    Such   nonsense!    The  caste system in India was bad.   Millions  suffered while the priests and  parasites  gorged.    But the caste system was not as  bad as our so-called Christian Civilization  under Anglo-Saxon rule.    Oilicial  statistics show  that  from   J.S25  to   1.S50  then-  were   two   famines and 500,000  deaths,  from J850 to 1^75, six famines and 5,000,-  000  deaths; from   1S75  to 1900, eighteen  families   and 'ili.OOO.OOO deaths.    At the  same time the oilicial returns show  that  for the 3'ear JS9S to 1899 government salaries of'..52,400,000 was jiaid b.y  Britisli  India.    English  officials in India retire  from service at thc age of about 50 years.  Eleven hundred of them are now receiving $5,000,000 11 year in pensions.   Is this  for the contentment and happiness of a.  people, though the majorit3* be poor? Under Socialism (well-regulated societ.y), no  single human being in India or any other  country would die of starvation so long as  any where in tlie whole world there wa.s  an elevator full of wheat aud a railroad  or steamship to transport it.  "Where will Modern Socialism find the  keynote of thai perfect Socialism that existed years ago in Peru?" It was a benevolent feudalism. In Peru, there wero  three classes: Incas (king's family and  harem of 1000 wives, who were the prettiest girls from the working classes); the  priests; and the workers. All products  were divided into three parts, one-third  went to the .-lore liouse of each class.  You see how Socialistic that would be,  the workers being the great majority ; but  in famine Him-.-*, 'he Incas gave from their  granary to 111 * * people. Peruvian civilization was belti-i' 1 liaii any that now exists,  and the Spaniards destroyed it; butit was  not Socialist i'-i" 11113'sense, and the masses  had no voire in the government, and Socialism means democracy in all liues if it  means anything  "Socialism cannot be realized at the  -ballot !-A^-'"Politic*fil-power*is=tfio=demoralT  iziug!"sowe are told. Socialists must  suppress self and stand for principles,  and it is the present system where the demoralizing part of it conies in. Change  tlie system. Eveiy Socialist who is elect  ed signs his resignation, and if he does  not live up to the principles of the party,  will be asked to stop down and out. When  men aro put in in this way, will they not  be more careful how the.v act; and not,  because they have four or fivc3*eurs to put  in, make the most use of it for themselves?  A.s for the Sermon on the Mount; it is  impossible to carry it out until Socialism  triumphs. The church lias tried for '!)<)()  years; are the.y any nearer living up to  it? No! The nioiie.y-eliniigers still control the temple; and if Christ were here  todn.y lie would be treated much as lawns 1900 .years ago. The.v might not nail  him to the cross; but lie would be despised and forsaken b.y the ones who pro-  fess l.o be his followers.  "Socialists should study causes." They  have, and that i.s \vh.y they are in polities';  uncompromising and no fusion ; clear for  a revolution tit the ballot-box, accomplished lw an intelligent working class.  Mas. C. J. Clayton*.  Victoria, July J4th.  [Assoi'iiitc-il l'ress to Tin- Kvuiiliiff TriljiniL-.]  St. Johns, Newfoundland, July J 7.���  The Canadian government has chartered  the Newfoundland sealing steamer Neptune to convey an expedition to thc Hudson's Ba>*. The expedition will winter at  Chesterfield Inlet. Its object is to determine the feasibilit3* for a grain route.  Captain Samuel Bartlett, forreveral 3-ears  navigator of the Peaiy steamers, is to  command tlie ship, the crew of which  consists of Newfoundlanders, familiar  with tho work. The scientific part3* is  composed of Canadians. The ship will  also enforce the Canadian customs law  against American sealers, who are operating in Hudson's Bay. This is the second  seal ship chartered within a month, tho  Britisli admiralty recently securing the  Terra Nova lo convey a relief expedition,  to the Antarctic steamer Discovery.  [Assiiiilittuil l'ress In The Kv-.-Mln-- TrilililiL-.]  Paitis, .T11I3- 17.���A correspondent at  Rome says that Dr. Lapponi's son, who  spread reports favorable to cardinal Rampolla, has been expelled from the Vatican  by order of cardinal Oreglia.  .   ��9  August  7,188 40  33  57  56  61  6,320  September  Qctober  6,469  November  4,100  December  5-959  Total  190*! ��� '   /,'  January $3,377^2  Febtuary , 3,211 ���'5QI  March   3,269 17I  APri-* ������������'  4,448 -2JJ  May ���-,  4,474 .931  June..  4,289, ij  \i8   ----$59,238 15  Collections at the port of Grand Forks from July 1st, 1902^ _S  June 30th, 1903���  Total...       $54,12691  The collections at the port of Kaslo for the year could not ill  obtained.    ��� -j-"'** ��1  *., <.**"fl  Duties collected  at the port of Nelson from July 1st, 1893, tof  June 30th, 1903���  ending  30th June, 1894   $     68,318 76]  "        "      1895  89,005 \M  "        "      1896  187,524 4  "        "      *S97   350,078; m  1898  256/167IJI  1899  128,607,^  1900  188,198^85!  Year  <��  (i  1901  1802  1903  i7i'535'<:.9j  212,543 -ii  Total $1,776,402?;$!  r *V-��-**+- **<J ,,���CuJt-*  The Victoria Times is the personal organ of senator Temple||  man, who holds a portfolio in the Laurier government without  salary. It, therefore, can be very properly classed as thili  mouthpiece of the Liberal party in this province. In its issue of  Tuesday last a half-column is devoted chiefly to rehashing  Nelson newspaper vaporings that are false in every particular^  One of these false statements is that the dominant wing of. the  Conservative party at Nelson have selected a candidate to make  the race against S. S. Taylor, the Liberal candidate, and this  dominant wing, the better element, insist that the "old gang^jl  must go ; that the grafters with whom John Houston associate!  are a "machine" and are utterly discredited. This will  be very amusing 8to Nelson Conservatives, coming from  newspaper organ of a cabinet minister in a government!  whose "machine" in British Columbia is managed by notorious!  "igrafters," like Bob Kelly the Vancouver grocery man, who in|  J_____ce_nt_j3lex^  his "machine" would support the Conservative party's legisla^j  tive ticket in Vancouver in  return for Conservative votes for the  Liberal machine candidate for the Dominion house.    The Vi<>  toria Times need  not worry   itself over  the  outcome   of .tKj!  election in Nelson.    The Conservative party nominee will carr*y|  Nelson, even if the nominee is not supported by the newspaper  chatterers that The Times so fondly quotes  from.    Yea, everil  if the nominee is not supported  by the " better element," whe  are so insistent that thc "old  gang" must go.    The Conservative party in   Kootenay  eminent of the people bv  a class bv a class.  stands for one thing, that is, for gov-  the people, and not for government oi  HAS DISAPPOINTED  THE DOCTOR:  [Assni-iiitril Tress tn Tin- KvciiIiik Trlliiinc.)  Romk, .July is, l.:l.*i p.m.���The pope  continues in the same enfeebled condition,  but there is no indication of an approaching crisis. His condition seems lo have  lapsed into one of indefinite suspense,  with tlio ever-present danger of a fatal  turn. Yet. then- is no immediate danger  that such a change is near. During the  morning the pontiff remained comparatively quiet, getting some sleep and seeing no one except- the doctors and his immediate attendants. For tliree days the  official bulletins have practically been unchanged, showing the patient's condition  to be almost stationery. An Italian proverb says: "'When the patient does not  get worse, he improves very much."'  A number of representatives of themin-  er's unions of the Slocan gathered at New  Denver last Saturday, says the ->ew Denver Ledge, to discuss the advisability of  putting an independent labor candidate in  the held at thc approaching election. Asa  result of the meeting the following has  been issued: "A call is hereby issued for  convention, to take place in New Denver  un the 1st day of August, l!M):l, for (.he purpose of nominating a candidate to contest  tlie Slocan riding in Ihe interests of the  Labor party at the forthcoming provincial  election. The basis of representation to  bo as follows: One duly accredited delegate from each point at which was situated on tho occasion of tho last election 11  polling station, nnd in addition, one doleJ  gate for ever}* 40 votes or majority frac.  tion thereof polled at each station. Wher  there exists a regular labor union, th  same shall have charge of the calling p^  primaries, and the method to be adopt  in selecting delegates for attendance)all  the convention.   Duly accredited repr  scutatives of local Socialist Leagues, ���  form Associations, and branches of^.tHcl  Provincial Progressive Party may be a_i  lowed scats.  [Associated Tress Up The Evening Tribune.] 11  London*,  July  17.���According to The  Times correspondent at Shanghai, itistto  opinion of Chinese oflicinls that the Porl  Arthur conference has not made the evacuation of New Chwang any more prob  able.     The   Associated Press correspou  dent at Now Chwang reports that on Jul,  ���1th, the Russian flag was again hoisted  on the railway station at Kingtzehan, thi  terminus of the   Shanghai-Kawan line.j  Tlie morning papers, which comment oi  the announcement of the state depart  ment, that it will shortly open severall  ports to  the world's  trade, congratulate  secretary   of  state,   John   Hay   on'  thi  success   he   has   gained in   the   admis  sion   of   the   principal    of    the    ope:  door in China, and while expressing th  opinion that Russian diplomacy has lefi  some troublesome conditions they are in  clined to believe that secretary Hay is tot  astute to be put off with a mere paper con  cession*  r^T^rj-_��"_- The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.    Incorporated by Act ot Parliiimciit.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $13,379,240.00  REST     9,000,000.00  UNDIDVIDED  PROFITS        724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  RT.  HON.  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The Evening Tribune  ADVERTISING RATES. ��� Display advertise-  ��� jients will be Inserted in The Evening Tribune  I and Tlie Nelson Tribune (six insertions a week)  J', at tlie rate of FIFTY CENTS per inch per week.puy-  Ifable on Monday of each week. Single insertions.lO  li-cents -an inch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednes-  Kdays, Thursdays, and Fridays,'and 20 cents an  Tlneh on Saturdays, o  ^.SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���The Evening Tri-  tf bune and The Nelson Tribune will be delivered  ftiy carrier in Nelson for FI-TEEN CENTS a week,  Jbr-FIFTY CENTS a month, payable in advance.  SATURDAY,  JULY 18, 1908  ? During the first six months of this year  Hhe city has paid the West Kootenay  fPower & Light Company $3274.67: for  felectric power, and it is safe to assume  Jtliat as much more will be paid during the  next six months. The total, therefore,  l'for thc year will be $(5549.94, which when ���  tpaid is forever lost to the city. The in-  Sterest on the $150,000 which the city has  f authority to borrow for building a power  I'plant will be $7500 a year, or $1000 more  jthan the city is now paying for auxilliary  jpower. What folly, it is for the city to go  j on month after month paying out large  \ sums for power when by paying out the  (same amount it would have its own plant  and be iii an independent position. Mayor  Rose alone has the responsibility on his  shoulders. The sale of the debentures  i*e entirely in his hands. It is his boun-  Jden duty to dispose of the debentures,  |and then the responsibility for beginning  Tvork will rest on the shoulders of alder-  limen Irving, Kirkpatriek, and Gilker. The  tpeople expect mayor Rose to act, and act  |at once. Too much time has already been  3ost. ���___  " ,The Daily News admits that the rank  Ifahd file of the Conservative party are  jsfirohgly opposed to Chinese and Japanese  "���immigration; but it says the men who  lead the rank and file and make the party  !>_atfor_as are pro-Chinese, and cites sen-  itor Dacdonald of Victoria as one such  nan.   The Daily News is well aware that  enator Macdonald is not one of the lead-  rs of the Conservative party in this prov-  lce, and is wholly without influence in  the���party;���The^Gonservatives=^held=a=  pparty convention at Revelstoke last Sep-  ftember, aiid it is fair to assume that the  iejj-gates in that convention represented  Rthe -party in Britisli Columbia.   That contention adopted a platform, and the platform was drafted by Charles Wilson, P.  p. Cotton, E. G. Prior, Charles A. Sem-  iin, R. F.  Green, A. S. Goodeve, J. A.  ���Mara, J. D. Taylor, and John Houston.  OTive of these men have been members of  ^British Columbia governments (and  two  of them are members of the present gov-  'ernment', the other four have hud oeca-  isiou either as members of   the  legislature or as private citizens to place thein-  elves on record ou tlie Chinese-Japanese  I'question. It is not an unfair question to  task the Dally News to give the names of  feight prominent members of the Liberal  rty in British Columbia whose records  in the Chinese-Japanese question are better or more consistent tlian the records of  the eight men named above. The Liberals must fight fair on this question. The  people will not accept the political clatter  of newspapers like the Nelson Daily News,  as political truths, no more than they  trill accept the statement that the only  Einen who can be trusted in a party are the  (men who were bom in a party.  revision of the tariff, was in the minority,  and Mr. Blah*, like Mr. Tarte, stepped  down and out. These two men are of  more than average ability, both as speakers and as administrators of departments,  and it is not likely that either has retired  from active political life. :'  The remedy for the mail order business  evil of the West, of whicli all merchants  complain, will only be found along business lines. There is too much false sentiment dragged into the discussion of the  matter. So far as a town is concerned,  merchants expect and have a right to receive reciprocity from thoso with whom  they deal; but they overlook the fact  that there are always a large number of  people who are quite independent of them,  and who, be it said, having no axes to  grind, do not care a brass farthing about  all this sentiment as to dealing at home.  They will buy where they cau find thc  best market, on business principles; not  that they do not get most unmercifully  fooled in dealing abroad, and in '���many  cases pay far more than they would have  on the spot; but that does not alter tlie  principle. People think they can buy  better East, and it is therefore the duty of  home merchants to show that therein  they are mistaken. How many, do this?  As a rule the advertising pages of a newspapers are a dreary waste of bald announcements that one merchant sells dry  goods, another boots and shoes, and another groceries; this Sahara is relieved at  times with specific announcements of particular* sales, but by no means sufficiently  emphasized to educate the people what  they should impress, namely, that they  can do quite as well for then- customers  as any large store, no matter in what  ���Eastern city it may be located. It is not  enough to say this once, it has to be repeated so that people will begin to think  it over and finally believe it, even in spite  of themselves. There is a story told of  how an illiterate French fisherman was  met one day on a village pier by a crowd  of curiosity mongers, and wishing to jnit  up a job on them, said in an off-hand manner, that a sardine had blocked the port  of Marseilles. They were earned away  by the news, and one by one went oft' to  see this remarkable occurrence, till at last  the fisherman was left by himself. Think>  ing overTiis own yarn, ho exclaimed,  "suppose it's true after all," and ho, carried away by his own put-up imagination,  went off himself to see this wonderful occurrence. Which shows that if you think  hard over a thing you will believe in it  after a while even though, as in the case  of the mail-order business, a merchant  may sec no immediate solution.  The retirement of Andrew G. Blair  I [from the Laurier government is signifi-  'cant. Does it mean that the professions  of the Liberals for government ownership  aud control of railways are mere empty  sounds? that as a party they are opposed  to this modern idea? Andrew G. Blair, as  minister of railways, has received much  credit for making the Intercolonial, a government owned railway, pay expenses;  ,and after making it a money-earner Mr.  Blair could not see why it should, in part,  be paralled by another road built by the  government and operated by a private  corporation. Mr. Blair on government  ownership of railways, like Mr. Tarte on  The Victoria Times, the personal organ  of senator Teinpleiiiuii, says " tin* lead  " miners of British Columbia have been  " generously treated by the Laurier gov-  " eminent," and " the effect of building  " the Grand Trunk Pacific will be of ini-  " nieiise benefit to the province." The  Laurier government has been in power  since J8!Hi���seven years. During all llx-se  seven years the lead miners of Britisli  Columbia have been forced to pnrclmso  the products of Eastern Canada, at a price  phis protective duties that average  THIRTY PER CENT, while tli oil-  product has been protected to the extent of less than FIVE PER CENT.  Most generous treatment! The lead miners and business men of Kootenay, after  seven years, asked the Laurier government to give them the same treatment as  is given the people in Eastern Canada.  The reply of the Laurier government wns:  " No! Instead, you will get a bounty on  " your product for five years. There is  " one fiscal system for our section of tlie  " country; a system that will not be mii-  " tonally changed year in and year out;  " but for you people out in the mining  " districts of British Columbia, that fis-  " cal system is not applicable only ex-  " cept on what you have to purchase, not  " on what you have to sell." Most generous treatment, is it not? Thou, in regard to building tlie Grand Trunk Pacific;  the Laurier government will assist its  building to the eastern boundary line of  British Columbia, leaving its construction  through. British Columbia to the company  itself. This is another sample of the generous treatment the people of British Columbia get from the Laurier government.  If the political friends of the Laurier government win the coming provincial election, we will, no doubt, get a few more  doses of the same kind of generous treatment medicine.  The Agricultural and Horticultural Exhibition to be held in this city in September is of great interest and far reaching   importance.     The   interest  centres  around the fact that it is  the first of its  kind to be held in  the metropolis of the  mining   district of Southeastern British  Columbia; the importance  lies in the impetus it will give to the agricultural and  hortieulturiil industries of a district which  has been, and is now by a very large num-  bery   of   people,   considered  devoted to  purely to  mining and some lumbering.  Judging by the copy of the prize list, every  encouragement is to be giveii  to settlers  to come forward and show what the district can do, and it is to be hoped that one  and all will join issue and make a display  interesting enough  to open  tlie eyes of  outsiders to the possibilities of horticulture in  the Kootenays.   We live in an  age of great publicity, to ignore this is to  run the risk of allowing an enterprise,  however inherently good it may be, to die  of dry rot; therefore the coming show  should be advertised far and wide.    Quite  a number of people may feel disposed to  jeer at the idea of a mining town, like  Nelson*   having   au   agricultural   show.  This feeling about the matter will have to  be transmuted into a recognition of the  fact that while the staple industry of the  district is mining, followed by lumbering,  there are others capable of tremendous expansion and promising rich returns to the  small investor, while giving him a life  among the hills and that environment of  "posssibility" so dear to the. heart of till  who are fascinated with the search for  wealth amid the eternal hills.   It is not  a bit too early iu the day to begin an advertising campaign in favor of the coming show; iu this way the matter will  get talked about among those immediately interested and thus spread about so  when the time arrives  there will be no  person within a radius of two hundred  miles that does not know that Nelson is  to have the first Agricultural and Horticultural  Exhibition in September next.  The  Dominion  Day celebration  was: a  success   this   year*, and was  a  holiday  which everybody enjoyed.'. The exhibition is a business proposition,  and while  all should lay themselves out to amuse the  visitors, the essential point to be kept in  view, is the avowed object of drawing settlers to our midst and populate the country with permanent residents engaged in  the farm and field and helping in a tangible manner iu the development of the  latent resources of this great country.  ARE BONA FIDOESIDENTS  There can be no doubt as to the feeling throughout Koote nay  on the question of granting the applications of the parties who  have made locations of coal and oil lands in Southeast Kootenay.  These applications should be considered on their merits, just as  like applications are considered when the land located is situate  in other parts of the province.    The laws governing  the   location of coal and oil lands are general, not special.    They are for  all the lands in the province, not for any particular portion of  them.    The claim, made by John Oliver and other leaders of the  Liberal part}'  at  thc coast, that the locators are not bona fide  residents of the province, but mere speculators   from   Spokane,  has no bearing on the question, as the law  governing locations  does not bar aliens from prospecting for coal aud oil in British  Columbia.    Biit The Tribune would not be doing its duty to thc  men who have inade locations iu Southeast Kootenay did it not  deny the  charge made by John Oliver and other politicians  of  his party's faith.    Every person applying for a license to prospect  for coal and oil must publish a notice of his intention of.  doing so.    Frdm   among  the   notices   published, The Tribune  selects at randc m the following names, 'and it is safe to any that  75 per cent of tlie names so selected are of persons who have had  Free Miner's Certificates for from five'to fifteen years:  William  Gosnell, A. R, Sherwood, F. B. Gibbs, P. E. Wilson, W. R.  Thomson, E. C. Smythe, Thomas L. Lillie, William Walmsley,  George F. Mo ion, J. J. Chambers, Frank Seaman, J. O. Patenaude, A. R. Poole, W. R. Seatle, H. Byers, James McDonald,  H.   M.   Fullerton,  Charles V.'Dake, Edward Stanley, Gilbert  Stanley, Charlis H. Ink, James A. Gilker, F. C. Elliott, Thomas  C. Collins, E. jB. Phair, James Malone, Fred Irvine, T. S. Mc  Pherson, J. C.  Walmsle}-, L.  While not denying due praise to senator Templeman and W. A. Galliher, M.P.,  for helping secure a measure of aid for the  silver-lead mining industiy of this province, that measure of aid would not have  been secured had not a delegation been  kept at Ottawa for months. Two members of that delegation (John L. Retallack of Kaslo and Louis Pratt of Sandon)  had to work intelligently and persistently  to secure what was finally secured. The  expense of keeping a delegation at Ottawa  for months was large, and somebody had  to pay the expense. The man who paid  it is entitled to some of the credit and  glory that is now being so lavishly  showered on senator Templeman aud  ^Big-BUl^Gallihor.���-=���==  jThelin, Fred H. Smith, W. E. Ellis, Charles F.  |K. Larson, A. G. Nelson, David LaBau, W. F.  Teetzel, John McLatchie, Robert Weir, W. A. Galliher, Siegel  Boyd, George Ritchie, James McPhee, Byron E. Sharp, John H.  Matheson, J.E. Annable, Thomas Sproatt, A. T. Walley, J. K.  Douglas, Fred Starke}', J. W. Holmes, John A. Irving, W. E.  McCandlish, Duncan McArthur, John J. Malone, W. O. Rose,  Thomas M. Ward, A. J. Marks, W. P. Tierney, J. L. Retallack,  J.qFred Hume, S. S. Fowler, Percy Cncldle,H. B. Thomson, M.  S. Davys, AaroiiiH. Kelly, Ross Thompson, and J. Fred Ritchie.  The Tribune will make another statement iu regard to the bona  fides of the persons named above, and will challenge its refutation.  The statement is: That any one of the persons named above  has done as much for the development of mines and the mining  industry generally as has John Oliver for the development of  farms and the farming industry.  They may be the "mere speculators," that John Oliver says  they are, but Kootenay has been made the one self-supporting  district in British Columbia by just such "speculators."  With Andrew G. Blair of St. John,  New Brunswick, out of office as minister  of railways, will "Jim" Sutherland of  Woodstock, Ontario, be in oflice as minister of railways? Blair stood for government ownership and operation of railways, in so far as it could be done. Sutherland stands ��� for private ownership  and operation of railways, as the  Grand Trunk railway has always  stood by him iu his election contests. Which of tlio two, then, should  the peoplo of Canada stand by? There  will be a general election before long,  when the people, will give their verdict.  In tlie mean time, the professions of Liberals in this province regarding government ownership of anything, except offices, should be taken with some allowance.    The Daily News says the methods prevailing in some of the departments at  Victoria should be inquired into. Yes;  and one of the first to be looked after is  the one in charge of the deputy minister  of agriculture. The agricultural department should be in charge of a thoroughly  up-to-date practical farmer, and if premier McBride has no good Conservative  in sight for the job, should a change be  made, then let him appoint a Liberal. If  there aro no Liberals at the Coast big  enough to fill the position, then let a  Kootenay man get the plum. For the  position, none could fill it with more ability  than James McPhee, one of the vice-  presidents of the Nelson Agricultural Society. Mr. McPhee is a Liberal, but he  is a practical farmer, and could get the  endorsement of both political parties in  the section of Kootenay in which he lives.  The word "Nelson" has been dropped  from the head of The Nelson Economist.  That paper is no longer " a harmless toad  with a precious jewel in its head." It is  now mez-ely a zealous toad-eater.  ALIEN INTERFERENCE  It is to be supposed that the men who are aspiring to sit in  the next legislative assembly of British Columbia, no matter  with which party they may affiliate, have but one object in view,  and that is, to legislate for the good of the people of Britisli Columbia. The interests of the people of British Columbia may  have little in common with the interests of the people iu neighboring countries; in fact, their interests may be directly antagonistic. As an illustration: It is to the interest of the people of  British Columbia that the raw products of the province be made  into manufactured articles iu the province. The interest of the  people of the neighboring state of Washington is to secure the  raw products of British Columbia and make them into manufactured articles in that state. So the interests of the people of  these two countries are antagonistic in that respect. One of the  parties aspiring to govern British Columbia is the Socialist. It  already has more candidates in the field than either the Conservative or the Liberal parties. One of its candidates is John  Riordan of Phoenix, who aspires to represent Grand Forks riding in the next legislative assembly. If the Grand Forks News-  Gazette speaks with authority, Mr. Riordan expects to gain office  through the assistance of leading Socialists from the United  States. The News-Gazette says: "Leading Socialists from the  " United States will address meetings on behalf of Mr. Riordan."  Probably "leading Socialists from the United States" had better  keep out of British Columbia during an election campaign, in  which the issues concern the people of Britisli Columbia alone.  The people of British Columbia are most tolerant, but they will  not stand for interference in their domestic political affairs by  non-resident aliens.  TALK,^rHEN ACT  The public meeting called for Monday afternoon, to consider  the question of permanent recreation grounds for Nelson, should  not only be well attended, but decisive action should be taken.  There should be no shuffling; too much of that has already  been indulged in. Nelson must be kept to the front not only  commercially, but as a recreation and amusement center. It is  the one town in Southeastern British Columbia so situated that  people can spend a day of enjoyment in without sleeping away  from home. The natural surroundings are such as no other  town has got; but nature does not make race tracks, recreation  grounds, and exhibition buildings. These must be made by  the people of Nelson.  ORE SHIPMENTS  [Km* tho Week Kinling Siituniay, .Inly llth]  _ TONS  Granby mines, at Phoenix  7)597  Mother Lode mine, near Greenwood  2,852  Snowshoe mine, at Phoenix  Ii74��  Sunset mine, near Greenwood  1,216  Emma mine, near Greenwood  360  Athelstau mine, near Greenwood  140  LeRoi mine, at Rossland  3)840  B. C. mine, near Eholt  630  Oro Deuoro, near Eholt  60  Center Star mine, at Rossland   T>47��  War Eagle mine, at Rossland  1-17��  Kootenay mine, at Rossland  270  LeRoi No. 2 mines, at Rossland.  450  Giant mine, at Rossland  60  Velvet mine, near Rossland   125  Jumbo mine, near Rossland  100  Total _....*-    22,oSo  This ore was shipped to smelters at Boundary Falls,  Greenwood, Grand Forks, Trail, and Nelson, with the exception of that shipped from the LeRoi and Kootenay  mines, which went to the Nortliport smelter. The output  of the Ymir, Wilcox, Arlington, Second Relief, Silver King,  Venus, and Granite mines, all in Nelson district, cannot be  given, as the ore is treated iu mills at the mines and only  the concentrates shipped to the smelters. The shipments  from Slocan mines are still small. It is safe to estimate the  value of the ore mined last week at $260,000, or $50,000  more than for the week ending July 4th.-  COAL OUTPUT  The month of June, says the Morrissey Mines Despatch,  has been the most successful one in the history of the  Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company. The returns of the output for that month shows a marvellous increase over any  previous month. The month of May showed a total of 57,-,  726, which was several thousand tons above the previous  record, and June has taken a jump-of 13,527 tons above that  again, making the magnificent total of 71,253 tons for the  month.    The figures are as follows:  " ��� . TOXS  Morrissey Mines   18,124  Coal Creek  24,586  Michel  28,543  Total  71*253  The returns show an increase of 3043 tons for Morrissey  Mines, which iu May mined 15,081 tons. This within a  year from the time of its first shipment is a very creditable  showing.  "Poplar Creek district is all light," is  tho opinion of Edward Mobbs of Gerrard,  who is iu Nelson today purchasing supplies for his hotel, one of the best in the  Trout Lake country. Mi-. Mobbs says the  mineral belt, of which Poplar creek is the  center, extends from Cascade creek, %%  =iiiileseast-of-Poplai-creek,=to-Rapid-creek"j=  two miles west of that stream. A prospector named Wiuquist has claims 13  miles up Poplar creek, seven miles from  the end of the trail, and he is taking out  ore that runs 3700 ounces silver and $124  in gold to the tou. He has taken in 100  ore sacks, and says the ore is rich enough  to stand the cost of packing it out on  men's backs. Finds of good ore have also  been made at the second crossing of the  Lardo, which is three iniles east of Poplar  creek.  Mr. Mobbs says trains are now running  on the Lardo river branch, and that 18  passengers got off at Poplar creek yesterday, all coming from Trout Lake. There  are, he says, about iiO people iu the district.  One result of granting the $J5-a-ron  bounty on lead ore is that all the mines  making shipments are shipping to either  the lead smelters at Nelson or Trail. This  means that the lead stacks at those smelters will be running instead of standing  idle. An idle stack does not give employment, to many men, while stacks iu blast  do. One stack in operation in British  Columbia is worth more to Britisli Columbia than a hundred in operation in the  state of Washington.  Chief-Justice Hunter of the British Columbia supreme court may be appointed  to fill the vacancy in the supreme court of  Canada caused by the death of Mr. justice Armour. Hunter is big enough to  fill the vacancy all right, but. what about  filling the vacancy that would be created  by his promotion? British Columbia  needs a few more Gordon Hunters iu its ���  supreme court, and where are they to be  found?           Robert A. Renwick. government agen;,  will be the returning officer for Nelson at  the coming provincial election. It is  likely that Robert M. Perdue of Trail  will be appointed for Ymir riding, and  George Henderson of Slocan City for Slocan riding. The appointments of returning officers for the different ridings will  probably be officially gazetted this week.  Rossland Miner, 15th: "The dates for  the Rossland celebration in honor of the  Canadian Pacific employees' picnic will  probably be August 25th and 26th. These  are the last Tuesday and Wednesday in  the mouth, and are recommended by the  trainmen for various congeut reasons."  The last of the appeals against the assessment for 1903 was heard on Tuesday  afternoon at the city hall. There were  fifty appeals in all, and out of the fifty,  fifteen were changed. This shows that  W. A. Jowett, who made the assessment,  did the work carefully. The following is  =a=list-of-thereduetions*made:=*="=���i="   ***"  1. Irene Arnold; over-valuation of improvements.  Reduced from $2500 to $2000.  2. William Perdue; over-valuation of  land.    Reduced from $0000 to $5000.  3. Kootenay River Lumber Company;  over-valuation of improvements. Reduced  from $4500 to $1000, because of their partial destruction by fire.  4. Isabel Arthni; over-valuation of  improvements.     Reduced  from   $750  to  5. C. Magnusson; over-valuation of  improvements. Reduced from $1500 to  $1200.  (i. Thomas & Erickson; over-valuation  of improvements. Reduced from $8000 to  $7000.  7. E. E. Richards; over-valuation ol*  improvements. Reduced from $,S00 to  $500.  8. E. P. Whalley: over-assessment.  Reduced from $1500 to $1200 on improvements.  !).' M. Bird; over-assessment. Reduced  from $2000 to $1500 ou improvements.  10. Levi Pogue; over-valuation. Reduced from $1500 to $1200 on improvements.  Jl. R. Robertson; over-valuation. Assessment of $2500 on improvements struck  off, owing to buildings being partially destroyed by fire.  12. Annette Cummins ; over-assessment. Reduced from $2000 to $1800 on  improvements.  18. A. Lapointe; over-valuation. Assessment of $1200 on improvements struck  off, owing to building being partially destroyed by fire.  14. C. W. West; over-assessment. Reduced from $4000 to $-000 on land.  15. H. J. Scott; over-assessment. Reduced from $9750 to $8750 ou land.  The assessment on lot 12, block 2, the  lot on which the Houston block stands,  aud which is owned by W. R. Seatle, was  reduced bj* the board, without appeal,  from $9000 to $8000.  The reductions total $4000 ou land, and  $10,850 ou improvements, $7200 of which  was through the partial destruction of  buildings by fire.   Moyie Leader, llth: "Manager James  Cronin of tlie St. Eugene is in San Francisco and will not be home for two weeks.  John A. Pinch and J. C. Drewry, both  directors of the company, are authority  for the statement that the St. Eugene will  reopen immediately. The Nelson Tribune  Romh, July J 4.���Although much is said  about tho pope's will, nothing positive is  yet known except that ou receiving his  nephews, his holiness said: "As I do not  possess anything, as I live by the alms of  the faithful, it would be a great detriment to the church if I should devote to  my family even the smallest part of what  the people send me by denying themselves. As to my personal property, I  divided that among you long ago." This  declaration did not surprise anyone, it  being well known how strong an anti-  nepotist pope Leo has always been. When  tlie pontiff alluded to his personal fortune,  lie meant his patrimony, of which almost  two-thirds came into his hands through  the death of his uncle and brothers. Besides this he had what was called his pre-  latur, a sum of forty thousand scudi,  which for that period was a large amount,  aud to which in papal times was entitled  any member of a family embracing the  priesthood. This was given in order to  put him iu a position to continue his  career. In J881, pope Leo had all his fortune estimated and divided by cardinal  Lnnirenze, a most distinguished juris-  consul, among his nieces and nephews,  who were obliged to sign a paper declaring  that they had received all that thoy were  entitled' to. When the pope's brother,  cardinal Gniseppe, died in J 890, pope Leo  informed his relatives that he was keeping all his valuables intact, leaving them  their share iu money, obliging them to  sign another declaration that thoy had  all they could claim.  San Jose, California, July 18.���Professor W. W. Campbell of Lick observatory  says the comet discovered by Borclli at  Mcrsaillcs three weeks ago had been under observation by the various members  of the Lick observatory staff. It promises  ro be nn unusually interesting object. Its  brightness has increased very rapidly,  until it is now fairly visible as a fourth  magnitude star: "Ou Monday evening  observers should experience no difficulty  in determining it about one or two degrees southwest, of the bright star Alpha  Cygni. Its motion is carrying it south-  westward about five degrees daily. Our  photographs have recorded two prouii-  ueat tails, each several degrees in length.  While it is always unsafe to make predictions as to how bright a comet will grow,  yet there is little doubt that this one will  tie a fairly conspicuous object in the evening s_3*. In fact, I expect it to be the  brightest comet of the past ten years."  Portsmouth, July J4.���Captain Hemphill of the United States flagship Kear-  sage received instructions to clean the  warship's propellers, ���', fill their bunkers  with the best conl, and go at highest  speed with natural -draft to Pebesan's  bay, Maine. This is the first occasion in  time of peace that an American battleship  has been subjected to such a severe test.  Divers commenced work this morning  cleaning the propellors and 1500 tons of  coal will be delivered tomorrow. Captain  Hemphill will leave Portsmouth lit 9  o'clock Friday morning. Admiral lord  Walter Kerr inspected the Kearsage today.    Belfast, July J3.���The Orangemen arc  engaged taday iu their annual celebration  of July'12 in their customary way. About  100,000 men participated in the celebration  here. The entire police force was ou duty  and the troops were confined to barracks  to be ready in case of emergency. At  Rostever, County Down, there are 1700  police and soldiers iu the town and vicinity, whicli gives thc place the appearance  of being in state of siege.  London, July 14.���;The Times correspondent at Hong Kong, in a despatch referring to collector Schuster's decision  that no foreigner under contract be allowed into the Philippine Islands, says  this interpretation of the United States  immigration law menaces all foreign.busi-.  ncss houses and banks, which are chiefly  Britisli. The British firms construe the  decision as au attempt to drive them from  ^the-islands,-in-order--that-=the���Americans-  may secure the trade.  KrsHBNiFF, Russia, July 14.���The murderer of tho boy Doubassary, whose death  was charged to the Jews aiid which was  the. immediate cause of the massacre, has  been discovered. Ho is a gardener and  confessed that he and the boy's uncle  committed the crime. The now governor  of Kishineff has exchanged visits with the  leading Jews of the city.  Honolulu, July 13.���Judge Wilcox,  the intimate friend and adviser of the  late king Kalalkaua and other mouarchs  of the Hawaiian Islands, is dead as a result of an operation, blood poisoning having set in. Judge Wilcox was a noted  authority on the Hawaiian language, and  was thoroughly versed in the history and  law of the Islands.  MiQuelox, St. Pierer Island, July 15.���  The British steamer Monterry, captain  Williams, which sailed from Montreal on  July 10th for Bristol, England, is ashore  west of Point Plato. She will probably  become a wreck. Speedy assistance may  save a portion of the cargo.  WoucESTi'it, England, July 13.���The  visiting Philadelphia crickorers began a  match here today with a Worcestershire  eleven. Tho home players went to the  wickets and at lunch thoy had scored 178  runs for two wickets in then- first innings.  St. Petekshuuo, July 14.���The report  that the Russian minister to China had  advised the Russian civilians to leave  New Chwang, Port Arthur, and Corea. by  a certain date is semi-oflicially declared  to be entirely unfounded.  Di-tkoit, July 15.���The names of thirteen boys, ranging from the age of 5 to J 8  years, havo been added to the list of those  who have died iu Michigan from lockjaw caused by explosions of toy pistols on  July 4th.       Vii'vna, July 13.���M. Benjamin Von  Kail y for a long time the Austro-Hungarian finance minister, died today after  a brief illness. He was born in 1839, and  was the author of several historical works.  AuciUSTA, Maine, July 15.���Mrs. James  G. Blaine died at the Blaine homestead  here today,  WiN.MPEC, .Tidy 1(5.���With the exception of the constituencies of Ginili and  Swan, where nominations will be made  within a week, all nominations of candidates for the legislature of Manitoba have  been made. There have boon no elections by acclamation. The following is  the full list:  CONSKKVATIVKS.  Arthur���A. E. Thompson.  Assiniboia���C. G. Carou.  Avondale���James Argue.  * Birtlc���C. J. Wilkinson.  Beautiful Plains���Hon. J. A. Davidson.  Brandon City���Dr. S. W. Mclnnes.  Carillon���Albert Profontaine.  Centre Winnipeg���T. W. Taylor.  Cypress���George Stool.  Dauphin���Dr. Gunne.  Delorninc���E. Briggs.  Dufferin���Hon. R. P. Roblin.  Emerson���Hon. D. H. McFaddon.  Gilbert Plains���Glen Campbell.  Gladstone���David Wilson.  Hamiota���William Ferguson.  Killarney���George Lawrence.  La Verandrye���J. B. Luzon.  Lakeside���Edward Lynch.  Lansdowne���Dr. Hicks.  Mountain���D. A. Mclntyre.  Maniton���Hon. Robert Rogers.  Minncdosa���W. B. Waddell.  Mordeu���John Henry Riddill.  Morris���Hon. Colin Campbell.  North Winnipeg���Sampson Walker.  Norfolk���R. F. Lyons.  Portage la Prairie���Hugh Armstrong.  Rhineland���H.- P. Hanson.  Rockwood���Isaac Riley.  Russell���A. L. Bounvcastle.  Springfield���W. H. Corbett.  St Andrews and Kildonan���Dr. Grain .  St. Boniface���Joseph Beruier.  South Brandon���A. N. Carroll.  South Winnipeg���J. T. Gordon.  Turtle Mountain���James Johnson.  Virden���J. H. Agnew.  LIHKKALS.  Arthur���John Williams.  Assiniboia���Joseph Prefontaine.  Avohdule���C. W. Miller.  Birtle���Hon. C. J. Mickie.  Beautiful Plains���Dr. McRae.  Brandon City���A. C. Fraser.  Carillon���A. Herbert.  Centre Winnipeg���Dr. J. A. McArthur.  Cypress���William Little.  -   Dauphin���John A. Campbell.  Deloraine���Georgo Patterson.  Dufferin���James Riddell.  Emerson���George Walton.  Gilbert Plains���Thomas Young.  Gladstone���Thomas L. Morton.  Hamiota���David Jackson.  ��� '-'Killarney���George B. Monteith.  La Verandrye���W. Lagimodiero.  Lakeside���Wm. Fulton.  Lansdowne���T. C. Norris.  Mountain���Hon. Thomas Greenway.  Maniton���D. D. Campbell.  Minncdosa���Neil Cameron.  Mordeu���John Henry Ruddell.  Morris���N. Comineault. =  North Winnipeg���J. A. Cockbnrn.  Norfolk���J. D.-Hunt.  Portage la Prairie���Edward Brown.  Rhineland���V. Winkler.  Rockwood���A. R. Leonard.  Russell���W. J. Doig.  Springfield���Thomas H. Smith.  St. Andrews and Kildonan���M. O'Dou-  ohne.-  St. Boniface���H. Chevrier.  South Brandon���John Watsou.  South Winnipeg���Hon J. D. Cameron.  Turtle Mountoin���John S.' McEown.  Virden���P. W. Clanigan.  Rojus, July 14.���The pope, as though  feeling that the end was approaching, has  taken much trouble in giving his last instructions. This morning, speaking with  evident effort to his private secretary, his  holiness repeated the instructions previously given, that all the presents received by him on the occasion of his jubilee in 188S, which are all of the greatest  value, should become tho property of the  holy see, aud telling iu which drawer  would be found the most costly, which  aro to be personally delivered to his suc-  -cossoi\=-AV-ith-an-evident^feeling'-of^sad--  ness, the pontiff spoke of all the sacred objects ho had gathered.  Lox_0!*, July 10.���From its Russian  correspondent, The Times prints this  morning secret police instructions issued  at St. Petersburg, Odessa, and other  towns for the prevention of outbreaks.  The police are empowered to seize the  tramway service and take various severe  measures at the slightest sign of trouble,  while the cities are divided into districts  to facilitate prompt military action if  needed. Tho stringent instructions is regarded as showing that the authorities  have little confidence in the loyalty of the  population. ^ "^   St. Johns, Newfoundland, July 1(5.���A  tug which returned today from tlie wreck  of tlio steamer Monterey- near St. Pierre,  brought the captain of the steamer,  Lloyds' agent, and the only passenger  who was on board. The fug reports Iho  steamer in a bad condition. Her hold is  full of water, and it is likely that sho cannot be refloated. The cattle aro being  landed and there is hope of saving some  part of tlio cargo. The wrecking tug  Petrel is bound for the scene from Port  Au Basques and will reach the wreck tonight.   Vancouveh, July 16.���The name of E.  P. Davis, K.C., is mentioned in connection  with the vacancy on the supreme court  bench caused by the death of Mr. justice  Armour. In some quarters it is said that  chief justice Hunter stands a chance of  receiving the appointment. Previous to  the elevation of tho latter to his present  position, Mr. Davis was offered and refused the chief justiceship of British Columbia.           Duiilin, July 1(5.���Tho annual mooting  of tho Grand Orange League was hold in  the Rotunda last night. The earl of Erne  presided, and delegates were present from  tho colonics and the United States. Tho  meeting passed a resolution expressing  determined hostility to the establishment  of a Roman Catholic, university in Ireland  or to any modification of the king's coronation oath.   Cahacas, July Hi.��� Tho Venezuelan  government yesterday paid to the representative of the allied powers the last installments of the indemnity as stipulated  by the protocol.  London, July 1(5.���Tho Times correspondent at Shanghai telegraphs that serious friction has iu-isoii between Sheng  Ta Jon, director-general of Chinese railways, and Mr. Gray, the manager of the  American Chinese Development-Company,  on the question of the construction of the  Hankow-Canton railway. The Chinese  minister at Washington has refused to  affix his signature to the first mortgage  bonds of the company, and the result is a  deadlock. Sheng explains that this action  is the outcome of personal objections to  Mi*. Gray, but well-informed Chinese do  uot hesitate to express the belief that  Sheng is desirous to substitute Belgian  for American control of tho construction  of the railway. The position, continues  tho correspondent, renders it necessary  that the United States government should  insist ou the strict fulfilment of tho contract and tho cessation of vexatious obstruction and delays. Tho Russian authorities at New Chwang, asserts the  Times, are sanctioning the export of wheat  from New Chwang, which means the nullification of the government's general  prohibition of the export of Chinese grain,  inasmuch as wheat can be shipped from  tho other treaty ports to Now Chwang.  Caloauy, July 1(5.���A large transaction  was consummated last week at McLeod,  when W. R. Hull purchased iu entirety  the assets and property of the New Oxley  Ranch Company, comprising several thousand head of cattle of all ages, a large  number of horses, ranch, and outfit. This  ranch, consisting of several thousand  acres of freehold land, was owned by a  large English company, of which lord  Latham and sir Alexander Staveley Hill  are flic principal shareholders. The location of the ranch, accessible from Stave-  ley and Charesholm stations ou the Calgary & Edmonton railway, is one of tho  best for stock raising in the Territories,  and the New Oxley herd is one of the best  in the Northwest, and the same applying  to the fine string of saddle horses and the  ranch equipment in general. The amount  involved in the deal runs up to a quarter  of a million dollars and makes it one of  the largest transactions that lias taken  place in the Northwest.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  lines bonused, together with the option of pur-  Rome, July 1(5.���When Dr. Mazzoni  visited the pontiff, this morning, the latter  said last night had been one of the worst  he had experienced. He spoke of the oppression of his chest, the difficulty in  breathing, and the uncontrollable restless-,  ness, giving him, iu fact, no peace in any  position. Dr. Lapponi said the pope had  called for hhn very often during the night,  and frequent restoratives, especially meat  broth, orangeade and taramaud were given  him. He felt better, however, after the  celebration of mass, as though the communion had calmed him. In fact, the  doctors then proceeded with a thorough  examination of his thorax without fatiguing him too m iich. They found the liquid  in the pleura augmented, but not gathered  in such quantities as to endanger the patient's life by producing pressure "oii" the'  heart, though asphyxia might occur if  there were pressure on the lower part of  the bronchial tubes. On account of the  extreme weakness of tho pontiff, a new  operation for extracting the liquid will  not be performed until it is absolutely in  despeusible; but the operation might be  made tonight or tomorrow, independent  of the fact that the liquid in its present  quantity does not immediately threaten  the pope's life. The doctors hesitate to  again drain the pleura, fearing that tho  effect of the operation itself, involving as  it would the possibility of pressure on the  lungs and consequently of the whole apparatus of circulation, might be fatal.  The secretion of urine has slightly augmented in the last twenty-four hours,  having reached forty cubic centimeters.  The doctors have received many congratulations from medical authorities, with  most of whom they are not acquainted,  on their treatment of the pontiff, among  those a letter to Dr. Lapponi from Prof.  Henri Huschard, a member of tho Academy of Medicine at Paris.  I-tOMis, July 1(5.���Thc fateful day of the  Carmelite madonna, on which the pope  had a premonition he would die, has arrived. Early this morning the pope  awoke and immediately began repeating  prayers to thc madonna, speaking with  such fervor that his valet Centra hurried  from an adjoining room. Pope Leo, hearing Centra's voice, said: "Oh, Pio, your  task is nearly done. Today is the fete of  tho Carmelite madonna." Still later,  with the same idea in mind, thc pope asked  for one of his private secretaries, monsignor Mnr/oliitsi, to have him say muss in  tlio chapel next to his bedroom with the  door between tho two apartments open.  In tho middle of the mass pope Loo received the communion like one who really  saw visions of f-iiniing bliss.  Halifax, July 1(1.��� There is likely lo  lie another change in the editorial management of the St. John Telegraph. The  chequered career of that organ will lie  still further varied by the introduction of  C. H. Lugrin as its chief editorial writer.  Ho is a Now Brunswick man and a Liberal, and was until a year ago editorial  writer for a British Columbia daily. Mr.  Blair has been negotiating for his services  for the Telegraph, and it is understood  that thc offer of the ox-minister of railways and canals will be accepted.  Vic'ioiUA, July Hi.���Thc explosion at  the Cumberland coal mines, which caused  the loss of twelve lives, all the victims being Chinese, was due to the ignition of  gas iu one of the lower workings of No. (i  mine. Since the strike commenced few  white mon have been at work in this mine.  Number six is the same mine in which  the explosion occurred iu February, 1902,  in which (54 lives wero lost.  London, July 14. ��� Samuel Herbert  Dougal, tho perpetrator of the Moat-house  murder, who was convicted at the Chelmsford assizes ou Juno 23rd of the killing of  Miss Caniille Cecile Holland and sentenced to death, was hanged at Chelmsford jail this morning after making a full  confession of his crime.  Rome, July 1(5, 7:10 p.m.���Dr. Maz/.oni  has just left the sick room, saying lie will  return later, perhaps accompanied by Dr.  Rossoni, and will then decide about the  operation.  1 will lie a candidate fur member of the legisln-  tive assembly for the Cily of Nelson ill the next  general election, provided 1 am nominated by a  ilulv constituted convention of the Liberal-Conservative parly. JOHN  IIOCSTON.  Nelson,.)onemh, I'M:;.  CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM.  [Adopted at Kevclstolce, September 13th, 1U0-]  1. That this convention realllniis the policy of  the party in matters of provincial roads and  trails; tlie ownership and control of railways  and the development of the agricultural resources of tho province us laid down in Ihe platform adopted in October, J8!��, which is as follows:  " To actively aid in the conslrnetion of trails  throughout the undeveloped portions of theprovince and Ihe building of provincial trunk roads  of public necessity.  "To adopt the principles of govern ment ownership of railways In so far a.s tins circumstances  of the province will admit, and the adoption of  the principle that no bonus should be granted to  any railway company which docs not give the  ;overnment of the province control of rates over  ines b  chase.  " To actively assist by state aid In the development of the agricultural resources of the province.  _. That In the meantime and until the railway 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 resulted in such extensive railway construction in  tlie United States, with so much advantage to  trade and commerce,  3. That to encourage the mining industry, the  taxation of metalliferous mines should be on the  basis of a percentage on the net profits.  4. That the government ownership of telephone systems should lo brought about as a lirst  step in the acquisition uf public utilities.  0. 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  0. That in the pulp land leases provision  should be made for reloresting 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  province should persevere in the effort lo secure  the exclusion of Asiatic labor.  8. That the matter olbctter terms in the way  of subsidy aiid appropriations for the province  .should be vigorously pressed upon Ihe Dominion  government.  1). That the silver-leal industries of the province be fostered and encouraged by the imposition of increased customs duties ou lead and  lead products imported'into Canada, and that  the Conservative members of tlie Dominion  House be urged to support any motion introduced for such a purpote.  10. That as industrial disputes almost invariably result in groat loss and injury both to the  parties directly concerned and to the public, legislation should be passed to provide means for  an amicable adjustment of such disputes between  employers and employees.  - 11.   Tl   'hat it is advisable to foster the manufacture of the raw products of the province within  the province as far us practicable by means of  taxation on the said raw products, subject to  rebate of tlie siime'iu whole or part when manufactured in Btitish Columbia. <  0N5ERVATIVE   0NVENTI0NS.  At a meeting of the executive of the Provincial  Conservative Association, held at Vancouver, the  province was divided into five divisions for organization purposes. The Kootenay-Uoundary  division is made up of the following provincial  election districts: llevelstoke, Columbia,Fernie,  Cranbrook, Ymir, Kaslo, Slocan, Grand Forks,  Greenwood, the City of llosslaiid and the Cfty of .  Nelson. At the same meeting the following resolutions were adopted:  1. That conven tions for nominating candidates  for members of tlie legislative assembly be made  up of delegates chosen as follows:  (a) In city electoral districts; one delegate for  every fifty and fraction of fifty votes polled at  the provincial election held in 1900, and if tlie  city is divided into wards, the proportion of delegates for each ward shall be based on the vote  polled in each ward at the 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 1UO0, the delegates  to be apportioned to polling places, or ns near  thereto as will be fair to the voters of the different neighborhoods.  2. Tlie election of delegates shall be at public  meetings, held at a designated central place in  eaeli polling division, or in each ward in city  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 nominal ing convention  shall be entitled to a vote for delegates.  A meeting of the provincial executive will be  held at Vancouver within a month, and thc date  for holding district nominating conventions will  hen be fixed. JOHN HOUSTON,  President of the Provincial  - Conservative Association.  Nelson, June Sth, 1903.  Judge and Lawyer Exchange Hot Words.  There was a lively scene in the Vancouver court on Saturday. Before Mr.  Justice Walkem, Joseph Martin, K.C.,  appearing for Josias Coote, charged with  -perjiu*y,=applied-to-have=amadjourmneuti  made until the trial could be heard by  judge Henderson. Justice Walkem denied the application, fixing the date for  the ���8th, when judge Henderson will be  absent from tlie city. There was an argument beforo the court, and Mr. Martin  finally got so hot that Mr. Justice Walkem  rose aud said he would leave the bench.  Ho intimated he could send Mr. Martin  up for contempt. Mr. Martin shook his  fist and loudly defied the judge, and the  latter wont into his room, Mr. Martin  continuing shaking his fist at his retreating figure. Apologies followed later, and,  no doubt, they played in the same poker  game that night in the Vancouver club.  Public Meeting.  To His Worship the Mayor: We, the  undersigned citizens of tlie city of Nelson,  request you fo cull a public; meeting for  the purpose of discussing the advisability  of securing permanent recreation grounds  for the city nf Nelson. Would suggest  the meeting bo called for Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. (Signed) Jacob Dover, W. A. Tliurman, W. W. Bradley,  Crust Erickson, William Irvine, W. J.  Wilson, David McBeath, James Johnston,  A. D. Emory, James McPhee, J. H. Vanstone, E. O. Traves, Ii. T. Irvine, Alfred  Bunker, Malone & Tregillus. Fred Irvine  & Co.  [_  Pursuant to the above petition, I have  called a public meeting for Monday afternoon at -1 o'clock, at the Board of Trade  rooms. W. O. Rosi*,  Nelson, July loth. Mayor.  At the invitation of C. W. Busk, twenty-four members of the choir of St. Saviours church spent a most pleasant day at  Kokanee ranch yesterday. They left  Nelson on Hale's launch about 10 a.m. for  Mollie Gibson lauding, and from there  walked to Kokanee crook, where a pretty  place had been chosen at which to lunch.  Tho afternoon was spent at Mr. Busk's  residence, win-"' the boys had races and  tugs-of-wiir. Dinner was served at 7  o'clock, after which Mr. Busk, the ladies  who assisted, and Mr. Newling, who  acted as chief Imtler during thc day, wore  tendered votes of thanks. The choir then  sung glees and patriotic songs until about  <) o'clock, when a start was made for  home, all'liaviug spent a most enjoyable  time.  A Tribune subscriber at Kaslo writes  the following under date of tlie 1-lth: "As  i.s well known, the Liberals, as a party,  are opposed to the policy of protection,  and the Liberals of Kaslo aro not to lx> excepted. The Kaslo Liberals havo called a  meeting to elect delegates to a nominating  convention for Kaslo riding, and in front  of the hall in which thoy moot thero i.s a  sign, "Liberal Headquarters," at the bottom of which is inscribed the name of a  well-known Nelson sign painter. Surely  had the Kaslo Liberals labored under the  impression that the artistic abilities of the  Kaslo sign painter were not of a high  order, it would have been far mere politic  to have advised the Nelson artist to leave  off his imprint."  It is generally believed that W. C.  Wells will be the Liberal candidate in  Columbia riding for re-election to the legislature. Although other Liberals have  been mentioned in connection with thc  office, says the Golden Star, we will not  take the liberty of publishing their names,  as yet their support docs not warrant it.  So far the Liberals are the most active iu  the field, and it is safe to say that their  candidate will be announced in a short  time. The Conservatives are making preparations for the campaign and promise  to have a strong candidate. No doubt in  about two weeks all the candidates will  be announced.  The Liberals take credit for managing  the affairs of the country in an up-to-date  manner. The post office building at Nelson has been under construction for two  years, with a superintending architect in  daily attendance at a good salary. Now,  when the building is nearly ready for occupancy, it is found that it is neither wired  for electric light or piped for gas. Is it to  be lighted with coal oil from Petrolia?  Overlooking such important work as wiring and piping a brick and marble building which will cost $(i0,000 is an evidence  that, in some respects at least, the Liberals are not up-to-date in their methods.  W. T. Shatford of Slocan City positively  declines to try for the Conservative nomination in Slocan riding, and the field  is now clear for William Hunter of Silverton, the pioneer merchant of the Slocan district, and the man after whom the  first steamboat on Slocan lake was named.  The Labor party men will have a candidate in the field and will hold a convention at New Denver. Because of this intention the Liberals are hot now so sanguine of carrying the riding.  There are now 4800 names on the Vancouver provincial voters' list., They are  coming in a little slower every day, and  by appearances may not total much over  5000 altogether.  The Late Judge Armour.  John .Douglas Armour, judge and jurist,  who died in London, England, on Saturday, was the youngest son of the late Rev.  Samuel Armour, for many years Anglican  rector of Cavan, Durham, Ontario, and  was born at Otonabec, county Peterborough, Ontario, May 4th, 18*50. Educated  at the local schools, at U. O. College, and  the University of Toronto, where he won  a double scholarship, and graduated 1S50,  carrying off the gold medal in classics, he  studied law under his brother, the late  Robert Armour, and iu the office of tho  late chancellor Vaukoughnet, and was  called to the bar, 1858. Entering into  'partnership with the late Hon. Sydncy  Smith, Mr. Armour began practice in  the town of Cobourg. In November, 18*57,  this partnership was dissolved and he  practiced alone. In the sixties he formed  a partnership with H. F. Holland, this  connection continuing until the close of  the judge's career tit the bar. He was appointed county crown attorney for North-  nmberland^and-DiirliamrMarch'STTlSoSr  clerk of the peace for thc same counties,  May 11, J801, aud a Q. C. by lord Monck,  1807. Mr. Armour was warden for the  united counties, 1849-00; was elected a  senator of Toronto University, 185!), and  became a bencher of thc Ontario Law Society, 1871. Appointed a puisne judge of  tho Court of Queen's Bench, on Mr.  Blake's recommendation, November :10th,  1877; he was promoted president of the  court by Sir John Macdonald, November  14th, I8S7. Ho was, in May, IKWi, included in a commission for tho revision of the Ontario srntutes. lie more  than once declined a kuighlliood. He  was a member of Iho Church of England,  and ninrricd in ISoli. l.li/.a, daughter of  the lafe Freeman S. Clench, of Cobourg.  It is stated that when in private life, Mr.  Armour was a Conservative in politics:  later lie changed his views and became a  supporter of Mr. Blake. In IS7-I he was  offered the Liberal nomination in connection with the representation of West  Northumberland in the house of commons, but declined. He is believed to  havo hold the opinion that the political  independence of Canada would tendgi-eat-  lv to thc advancement of our best interests.    Have Troubles of Their Own.  There is not only rivalry but ill-feeling  between the lacrosse teams of New Westminster and Vancouver. A game is to be  played in a day or two, and the Vancouver team have said that if Billy Gallon of*  Victoria is not the referee there will lie no  game. The New Westminster team say  Cullcn is not an official referee and that  he will not referee the game. Then the  New Westminster team seems to have the  fates against them since thoy made their  trii> to Nelson. With a big match approaching, Barlow Galbraith has a weak  back, but Barlow has confessed a  weakness to get into the game on Saturday, and in all likelihood he will be there.  Fred Lynch is on a business trip in the  Kootenays nnd will not be back until the  middle of the week and will lack practise.  Harry Latham hurt his knee in practise  but ho may be nut for all that.  Billy Gilford had a touch of pleurisy on  his return from Nelson, and should be in  bed, according to tho ideas of his team  mates. However it is not know if lie will  play or not. Bob Cheyno is out and is  expected to play.  Of tho 0815 ]K.-]>.oiis whoso applications to  bo placed on the voters' list for Nelson  City riding have been handed to. the collector of voters, *>-ir, were made beforo  mining recorder Wright or his deputy, C.  D. Blackwood: I:i7 before alderman John  A. Irving, 74 before mayor Rose, 0*J bo-  A. K. Wattio, who is candidate Taylor's  commissioner for taking affidavits; 52 before alderman John Hamilton; 44 before  A. M. Johnson, the lawyer; 12 before R.  S. Lennie, the lawyer; 11 before E. C.  Wragge, the lawyer; 8 before James  O'Shea, candidate Taylor's law partner;  8 before W. A. Jowett, justice of the  peace; 5 before John Elliot the lawyer;  4 before J. K. Strachan, a'' justice of the  peace; 3 before R. W. Hannington, the  lawyer; 8 before P. E. Wilson, city solicitor ; 3 before T. A. Mills, deputy registrar of the courts; !5 before J. A. Gibson,  postmaster; 2 before A. B. Docksteader,  justice of the peace; aud one each beforo  E. A. Crease, W. A. Macdonald, R. M.  Macdonald, H. E. Croasdaile, alderman  Selous, alderman Bird, and J. Fred Hume.  Alderman Irving has put in almost as  many names as commissioner Wattie and  alderman Hamilton and lawyer Archie  Johnson, all three of whom are working  for condidate Tavlor.  A number of prominent Liberal politi-  caus  spent   Saturday night at Procter,!  ono of Nelson's suburban resorts.   S. S.l  Taylor,   K.C., the Liberal candidate inl  Nelson, was of the party, and, in fact,!  took the party to Procter in his gasoline!  launch.   Besides politicians there were al  number of tho "boys" at Procter, "boys"!  who went up to Procter to celebrate thel  Glorious Twelfth.    Among the "boy_V|  were two or tliree practical jokers, and  one of these remarked so that candidate.  Taylor could hear it, "Tom, you can rut  a gasoline launch; suppose we get Taj  lor's and run lur off down to.Nelson.  Candidate Taylor kept a closer eye on hii  launch all Saturday night than he is able  to keep ou the workingmen who have  promised to vote for him.  After having thoroughly canvassed the  unions and held some three or four sessions, the delegates to the Labor party  convention of Vancouver City have announced then* ticket for tho forthcoming  provincial elections as follows: Francis  Williams, of the Tailors' Union; A. G.  Perry, motorman; alderman Robert Macpherson, carpenter. The meeting was  held behind closed doors and the final ballot-was taken on some eight names aud  the tliree above-named were finally elected. Chris. Foley's name was put forward, but was withdrawn at his own request. The meeting was attended by  over 100 delegates, representing a- large  majority of the unions in the city.' The  representation being ganged at one for  every ten members, about 100 delegates  were entitled to a vote in the convention.  Although only three were nominated, J.  Edwards,'who came .-fourth in the final  vote, was selected as an alternate in case  Macpherson, who was not present should  decline the nomination. ' "���":���'  A.Liberal convention was held today at  Keremeos for the purpose of selecting a  candidate to contest the riding iny the interests of the Liberal interests; The basis'  of representation is as follows: (1) That  each Liberal Association shall be entitled  to send one delegate for every ten members and one delegate for eyei*y fraction of'  ten members. (2) That each unorganized polling division shall, be entitled to  send one delegate. The following electoral divisions wero mentioned as entitled  ;'to.send delegates: Granite Creek, Princeton, Hedley, Niclde Plate, Clai-k'sOlalla,  KeremeosV -Fairview, Stemwiuder :inihe',:  Okanagan Falls, McKinney, Sidley, Rock  Creek, and West Fork. Hedley, Keremeos, Fairview, and Okanagan Falls have  Liberal Associations. W. J. Snodgrassof  Okanagan Falls is likely to got the nomination. Though defeated at the last general elections he made a good run, though  pitted against" that old political war horse,  Price Ellison.  It is stated that J. D. Prentice, ex-minister of finance, will be the Conservative  candidate in the Lillooet riding.  An Outside Opinion.  The following is from the Rossland  Evening World, but as the World is owned  by the Miners' Union of Rossland, it will  bo classed by the Birds and the Selouses as  merely an organ of the "small property  owners: "The following figures, taken  from the Nelson Tribune, give an excellent idea of what is being done by the  jnunicipality of Nelson, and ought to form  The Socialists are nothing if not aggres-J  sive.   With the smallest following of anj  of the numerous political parties,  they  have no intention of running the smallest]  number  of candidates.     Already   t"  made several nominations and there  several more to follow.   They have t_  active organizers iu the field:   F'.  Ogle  who is now in Revelstoke;   J.  H.  Haw{  thornthwaito, who went through to Fer-J  nie on Wednesday, and E.  T.  Kingsle  who will attend to the work of organi_|  ing the Island.   Up to date the followiu *  Socialist candidates have been nominat  officially: Ogle and Stebbins, Vancouver!  James Riordan, Phoenix; J. C.  WattersJ  Victoria; in Fernie, C. M. O'Brien will 1  nominated; in the Kaslo riding S.  non, B. A., the Ferguson assayer, will  the candidate; in Revelstoke the mantld  of leadership will fall on the shoulders-' ol  J. W. Bennett; Parker Williams will ri_i[  in Ladysmith; Iialliday is the probabld  candidate in Cumberland;   J. H.  Hawl  thonithwaite will contest two coustituenl  cies, Naiiaimo City and Vancouver! '-IiT  Greenwood a candidate will also be n'oniil  nated.   His name is not yet announced!  but it is known he is a prominent official  of the Western Federation of Miners.  an instructive picture to oiu- municipal  council.   It will be seen that the taxes on  real estate form but 18 per cbnt of tho total revenue, whereas the revenue arising  from municipal enterprise such as  water,  light, scavenging, sower, cemetery, weighing, and  measuring  total   58   per   cent.  The Nelson  property owner cannot say  that on his back are all  tho burdens, but  the Nelson property owner has been wise  enough to see that no grafts in  the way  of the giving  away  of public   franchises  havo been run in upon   the city.    It will  lie noted thai tin* schools arc cheaper than  thoy aro here and that  the  grant  on the  oth'er hand is but half that   which   Rossland receives.    The salaries do nol  cut  so  large a figure, nor arc health oilicers  and  city solicitors so prominent   on   tlie  disbursements.  .Mayor Dean lias been in office  six-mouths.    It is time he .-.flowed up  his  balance   shoot   and   let   liosshind   know  whore il is at.    Is lie ashamed of it?"  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Miiiiuriietuivrs of Maltn.-sscs:, Si>riii|*s,  I'illou-s, Hi-il Lounges, Conches, I'plinl-  sUrrllig, TnrniiiK. Hiiinlsinvlhj{, ('rill  Work nail olliur novelties. Onr No. I  Sprint; is tlie licst cm tin; market. .Ask  for it mill tuke no oilier.  I-'KONT .STKKI-'T NELSON,  W. C.  LABOR   UiNlOINS.  NKLSCV MINKHS' l.'NION, No. !)r>, W. R M.~  Mim-Is every Sntnnlny evening ill 7 ::ID o'cloek, in  Miners' Union Hull, northwest corner linker  mill Stanley sireels. Wage scale for Nelson district: .Machine minors, *s).,M); Imiumersincii,  ��1.'.!.'>; mine lahorurs, *?:!. .1. W. Sinclair, president; Frank 1'hilllps, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially Invited.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  Malwaaz, Wolf, I'at and Mat mineral claims,  situate In Un- Nelson mining division of West  Kooleiiiiy district. Where localcd: Near jinic-  lion of W'otf and Sheep crocks.  Take notice that we, The Vellowstone Mines,  Limited, free miner's rerlith-iite No. i-.SH.STd, Ill-  lend, sixiy days from tiie date hereof, lo apply to  tin.- mining recorder fur cerlilicales of improvements, for tin- pnipose of ohtaliiiiigcrown grants  of thc ahovc claims.  And further take notice thai action, under section :i", must he commenced before the issuance  of uneh eortllleutes of improvements.  Dated this ant day of June-, 1W3.  Phoenix Pioneer: "The Nelson TribunJ  estimates that the vote in Grand Fork  riding  at  the coming election will  about 500.   The Pioneer estimates' it al  650..   : .  Didn't Like to See it in Print.^  The city council met last night, but_.n|  ; business of importance was1-transacts  T. J7 Scanlan put in a claim .of f IOOlJ.  the horse he lost some time ago througl  its backing off the wharf into the lake!  The claini was referred to the mayor i an J  city solicitor.   Thc lawn tennis dub /.w  grahted-free water for use on the ground  The report of the treasurer ;tor * the_b_|  ���months ending June 80th was' read--__  received, but not before alderman ;(Bi  objected to its having been printed'inTI  Tribune.   Alderman Birtl does not^lil  TheV-Tribune, and of course "dislikes^  comments on questions that alone conce  the people of Nelson.   Surely -the peopll  of Nelson have a right to all the inform-]  tion they can get regarding questions  which they are interested, and no que  tion is of more interest than the month)  receipts and disbursements.   The receipj  and disbursements for the first sixmonf  of this year show that mayor Rose,  aldermen Irving, Kirkpatriek, aud Gilke  notwithstanding the opposition of aide  man Bird, have managed Nelson's bu  affairs in   a  very   satisfactory maiiiie  They have increased the receipts and i  creased the expenditures, and by so doii  have helped the city's credit.   Mainta'  ing the city's credit will aid mayor  in selling the electric power plant.debeJ  tures, and selling the debentures will eq  able the city to become independent;  power-selling  corpora tions.   This is nt]  to the liking of alderman Bird and  faction he represents, hence his displeasr  at the publication by The Tribune of I  semi-annual report of the city treasurer.l  TIMBER NOT ICES.  Notice Is hc-rt-hv given Hint thirty (lays aftl  dale 1 intend to applv lo the honorable tlie chlT  commissioner of lands and works, for a specll  license to cut and carry away timber, from tf  following described tract of land, situate on Ccl  fee creek, In West ICootenay district, begilinii  nt a post placed one mile west of the westTel  lioiindarv line of J. Tinling's tiuiberliinit.tlienl  running' forty r-halns south; thenee elglil  chains west; thenee eighty ehains nortli; then!  eiglity chains east; tlience forty chains south [  poini'of beginning. I  Hated at Silverton, Jl. C, this 2nd <lav of Jail  A. IL, l'.HW. W. II. BRANDON]  given that thirty days ufl|  '  ' i the  N'otice Is hereby  date I Intend to apply to the honorable the'chl  commissioner of lands and works for a spool"  Ifcense to em ami carry away timber from t|  following dcsorlbed tract of land situate  Coffee crook, In West Kootenay district, begll  Ming nt a post placed one mite west of the wel  orn bon Hilary lino of .1. TinllUK's timber llinl  iheine running south forty chains,- thenee i-i|  eighty chuins; thence north eighty chain  Ihoiioo wesl eighty i-liiilns; thence south foij  chaiiis, to point of beginning.  Oatcd at Silverton, IS. C, tills I'nd day of .lu|  A. H. IlKi.1. K. CASS,  \V. II. HKANDON,  Agenll  Notice is liereby given Hint thirty (Uo) days afl  date 1 Intend  to apply  to  the honorable c'  commissioner of lands and works torn spe  license to cut and carry away timber from  following described land, situate in West Ko  enay district,  Hritish  Columbia.   Commeneil  at a posl planted on the east bank, nt the moif  of a creek about four miles up the Little Sloo  river on Its south bank, thence east one hundij  and sixty (lt'D) chains;   tlience south forty  chains; thence west one It u ml red and sixty (fl  cliniiis; thonce north forty chains to the pla  of beginning. DAVlD BOOTH,  Locutori  Nelson, 15. C. Juno iuth, 1903.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days nf  <lnte 1 Intend to npply to the honorable ch|  commissioner oflands and works fora sf  license to cut and carry away timber from  following described land, situate in West Ko  enay district. Hritish  Columbia.   Commeneil  at a post planted on the south bank of the Lltf  Slocan river one  hundred  and  fifty (150) yt  above Hs mouth, tlience west one hundred  sixty (ITO) chains; thence south forty (40) clia  thonce cast one hundred and sixty (lw)) chall  tlience north l'ortv (-10) chains to the place of |  ginning. THOS. Jl. WARD, LocatoJ  DAVID HOOTII, Agent.  Nelson, B. C, June Dili, 1W3.  Notice I.s hereby given that thirty (30) daysf  date I intend  to apply  to  the  honorable eh  commissioner of lands and works for a spec]  license lo cut and carry away timber from  following described land, situate iu West Kd  enay district, llritish Columbia.   Commcnc]  ata post planted ou the west bank at the moil  of a creek  about four miles up the Little Slo(|  river, on  its sou'h bank, thenco west one  drod and sixty (100) clinlns; thenee south fo  (10) chains; thonce cast one hundred and i  (IU0) chains, thonce norlh forty (-10) chains,!  place of beginning. H. A. KOLF, LocatoJ  DAVID BOOTH Ag��f  Nelson, B.C., June 10th, 1U03. The Nelson Tribune  The J* E Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd.  Importers   and   Dealers  Shelf  unci   Heavy  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Gfauiteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet. Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  JNEUSOIN  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale und Ketuil  Booksellers and  Stationers  *? ��MW&W��^W$W��W&��  Fruit Season  (Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  SMimeograpbs  Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, B.C  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  Is now in full swing, and preserving will be  general in a few da}*s. We have contracted to  handle the entire output of strawberries from  one of the best ranches in the district, and  will receive large consignments fresh each  morning. Our prices will be right, and our  fruit the best on the market. We have just  received a large consignment of Self-Sealers  in all sizes, which will go at low prices.  J. A. KIRKPATRICK & CO., Ld.  t&W6W6��M��T6W6W6W4 ��M ��M W4 W4> W�� W4>W��M$A��MW@M$M$M$A@��&  Dnriiijr the absence of John Houston,  who leaves for the coast on this afternoon's train, 11. T. Lowery will edit Tho  Tribune. Mr. Lowery has had no instructions given him, either as to politics  or finances; he, therefore, has a free hand  to do as he pleases. The Tribune has always advocated Protection and Home  Rule; Lowery can advocate Free Trade  and Coast Domination. The Tribune has  always stood for the Local Merchant and  Town Pride; Lowery can show up the  advantages of dealing with T. Eaton and  the benefit that Kootenay will derive from  upbuilding Spokane. Lowery must not  do one thing, however; he must not   say  A   Uarge   aiid   Fine  Assortment of  G. B. D.  PIPES  Direct  Importutioiis  TUB   GABIINET  CIGAR   STORE  SPECIAL    PRICES   TO   Till-:    THAIH-*  CI OAR 3REQIA_LTIB3 |  While I carry more than a hundred different brands of cigars  I  make   specialties   of  Milligan's "Arabela," Tietjen's "Mainland"  ?"C,  ,B"?>sh ^o1'" Tuckett's "Monogram" and  "Garaiitixado,"  Kelly's "Royal Seal," Thelin's "Kootenay Standard."  The   Cabinet  BAKER   ST.  G.    B.   MATTHEW  PROPRIETOR  NELSON, B.C.  A.   Large   and   Fine  Assortment of  G. B. D.  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���������������������������������������������������������������  Dit-et_t   Importiitliins  THE    CABIIN'ET  CIGAR    STORE  SPECIAL    I'KICKS   TO   T11IC    TRADE  ������������������������������������������������������+������������<>���������  WOQ  9_9.(__  ��tarkey&Co.  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  Representing  R. A. Rogers & Co., Ld., Winnipeg  IN. K. fair bank: Co.,   >      Montreal  Simcoe Canning Co.,     -     Simcoe  ���Office and  Warehouse,  ���Josephine  Street  Nelson, B. C  WHITE SCTAR'  In Pints and Quarts  25c andf 40c  Siveet and Sour in Quarts  ���  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  -���  ���  :  :  ���  ���  ���  ���������  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���.-  ���.  P  If  p  J..A.  'Igaston Block, Nelson.  IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  Burns & Co.  Wholesale  and   Retail  JVIeat  Merchants  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ��� ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  iitiytltiiij? that will make Hint good little  Conservative boy, Davitl Mark (Jiirloy,  cry.  Emmanuel Congregational ohureli,  Stanley street, Rov. John 'lioid, minister:  Morning, 11 o'clock��� Subject, "Tlio Secrets of God unci tlie Revolution of God."  Evening, 7 :iiO o'clock���Subject, "Lessons  from the Lillies." There will be a specially trained children's choir that will render the following: Duet, "The Heavenly  Land," Misses Lottie Annable and Winnie Ellis; duet, " Kind Words," Misses  Moore; anthem, "Consider tlie Lillies,"  the choir; musical dialogue, "The Lillies," boys and girls;; solo, "Come Unto  Me," master Audrey! Jackson.  Trail is evidently holding back its applications for the voters' list. While all  other towns and camps in Ymir riding  are sending in names promptly, none have  been received from Trail. This is a most  unfair way of doing and will not benefit  Trail in the least. At four o'clock today  collector Atkinson reported "4il~ applications in and not one [from Trail."  cMerchant Tailor  Treinont Block .linker SI n-el.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<������������������������  *^  We have a car of  nice,   dry   Upland  Potatoes due to ar-  * rive   on   Monday,  %   the 20th.    Get our quotations before ordering elsewhere.  ^��:��fe !l!NewPo��toes'  CHOICE SPRING  SUMMER GOODS  Latest Cut  Latest Styles  TODAY'S METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  Lend    .- $-1 10  Silver      Ml-S  Casting Copper      13  LONDON.  Silver ! 25 tl.  NOTICE OF MEETING  There will be a meeting of the Trades and  Labor Council at Al liters' union Hull, on Tuesday evening, Julv 21st, IDO'i, at S o'clock, for the  purpose of electing oflk-ers for the ensuing Inilf-  venr term. J. BURNS, President.  .1. T. MORRISSEY, Secretary.  Nelson, July ISth, 1903.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  JUST ARRIVED  New Spring Goods  OF THK LATEST FASHIONS  : J. Y. Gtiffin & Co., Limited.  NELSON,   B. C.  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Cash   Advanced   on   Consignments  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Stratlicoua  and Belwai-p Seizes.    A line line  of Ptmtiugs of the latest styles  Prices to suit thc times.  Call and sec them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street MERCHANT TAILOR  X Tailor  ,Head Office and  Cold Storage  Plant  at Nelson.  JrANCII MARKETS nt Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Hcvelstoke, New Denver, Casendc, Trail,  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Jtossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrook,  Fernie and Macleod.  .NELSON BRANCH  MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   BAKER  STREET  frders by tnnll to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  Wc ciirrv a very large  .Stiiek of  The Latest I'atleriis.  Carpets, Rugs,  Linoleums  Come and make your choice  J'o'ort- House Ch-uniiig  see   OUR   GO=CARTS  All prices.   We can suit you.  D.   McARTHUR   &   CO.  Furniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  -���* PANTSf  II. A. Gilker's!  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������$  ISMOKE  Tcckett Cigar Co's  \  Monogram  Union Label Cigars '(  Marguerite  George E. Ttfcfcett's Cigarettes  j  Karnack  Only Union-Made Cigarette In Canada    )    T��  &-   B��  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  |\.gents for B.C.  GROCERS  Vancouver,   B.C.  |Vest Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ���  ���1  We Use Gumption as  well as the best papers  ��   and inks in the execu-   <  tion of  j-our orders���  the}* will not be  mis-  4 understood. Quick dis- ^  patch given out-of-town  work.  ���  >  W. H. JONES  Madden Building      NELSON, B.C.  The  Palm  - ���  ���  ���  ���  x  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  x  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ��� I  ���  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  Union  /made  *****  ��veralls,  Shirts/*  WE   MANUFACTURE  Shirts,  Overalls,  Denim Pants,  Tweed Pants,  Cottonade Pants,  Jumpers,  Blouses,  Cooks'  Aprons and  Caps,  Carpenters' Aprons,  Waiters' Aprons,  Painters' and Plus  terers' Overalls.  Mackinaw Coats,  Engineers' Jackets, Mackinaw Pants,  Waiters' Jackets,     Tarpaulins,  Barbers' Jackets,     Dunnage Bags,  Gingham Jackets,    Horse Blankets,  MIsslon^Flannel^-^Tents.^-^^^^^^  Underwear, Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wluirf St reel  Factory, 1 Jiiistinn Street  -VICTORIA,   B.C.  ���  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  520 Water Si. Telephone 1-*G  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  .Work done hy hand or machine, and on short  notice. Delivery ��� wagon calls for and delivers  work every day in the week.  Blankets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., a specialty.  Dyeing and Cleaning also done. Outside orders  promptly attended to.  Jacob Green & Co*  Auctioneers,   Appraisers, Valcators  General   Commission Agents  Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B. C.  PAUL, INIPOU, Proprietor.    P.O. Ilox -*8  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WATER  Every small bottle contains fi-ve grains  of Lithia Carbonate  ^^��VVV^-V*--i'^>^^-��^��V-^^'^-',^^^*��^^W,V^^V-��-'-^^*��%-*^V**-i'^^^-^VS  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Dealers in  Coffee, Teas, Spices, 'Baking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  pROSSER'S  Second Hand Store  and  China Hall  OUR  GOODS are Pure and selected from the best in the 'various       '������ tines.   In order to get the best, please bay from us  direct, and 'ive guarantee satisfaction.    cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson, 'B.C.  Telephone 177  J'. O. Ilox 182  GELIGNITE   The strongest and best Explosive on the Market  Manufactured  By tho   Hamilton Powde* Company  GEO.  C. TUNSTALL, ,1K.  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder  Spring Medicine | Madden House  Our Compound Extract  of  New and Second Hand Goods of every descrip  ___i_Jwigh__!iM_si)hi.^_Ciill_iin_iand_ilook=.over-  the stock before sending east for anything.  WKSTKl-.V  CANADIAN KM l'l,0 VM ICNT  AGENCY  Goods   f^ei-it'ecl  "PirMt-GlttMs*   Warehouse  I^oi-  Storting  I'ruit and Vegetables of all Kind  Fresh Trout and (.'alined floods  iDKRS BY MAIL receive prompt  mid careful attention.  E. C  TRAVES, Manager,  K.W.C. Block, Nelsou  Soda Fountain  Ice C*eam Patio*  COLI") MEATS AND COOKED HAM  If you tiru fjTfiiiiK' lishinir or pieiiiciii(- cull  on us for a lunch.  Bunyan & Longhurst  K.W.C. Block, Ward St., Nelson.  Corporation of The City of Nelson,  Traders* License  -Traders' license are now due  and payable at the city offices  for the six months ending January 15th, 1904. Those interested will save costs by taking  out license at once.  By order,  D. C. McMORRIS,  Nelson,.Inly 1'ith, lftO.1. ^ity   Hei"k.  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SL/KVEYOlt  linker SI reel.. Wesl,  Next lo C.l'.lt. Ticket Ollice  I'liiine ail A P.O. ilox fiSS  Geo. M. Gunn  .Maker of llr.sl-ehi.ss hand-iniide Hunts ami  .Shoes. J'cpiiii'liiK neatly and promptly  done. .Sntisfnclkiii (,'iiarantced in all work  Win-cl St. next new postolliee bid Nelson  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ltd.  F^eal Estate and  Qeneral Agents  Sarsaparilla  jJIcnns out.the j)jjem, tones up iho jjigcsllve.  Organs, inakes~irT{ood Appetite, regulates the  Bowels, and i.s wonderfully benelieial in all rundown conditions.  LAUGI-:  IIOTTLKS (regular-fl size) ouch  SIX  HOTTLKS for  -J*-��.CX5  7Sc  JOSEI-IIINE ST.  NELSON,  B. C.  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT and FOR  SALE  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  REISTERER&C2  BREWERS  UK  LAGNR J3KER AND PORTER  THOMAS MADDEN  I'KOI'KIETOK  Cenlrally Located  Electric Llghle  IIEAIXJUAUTEUS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMEKS  linker and Ward Streets  Nelson, II. C.  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Hall Streets,  NELSON,   H, C.  BEST l)OI,f,.\i:.A-I)AY  HOUSE  IN   NELSON  NO  UIIINICSE JCMI'I.OYEK  l'ut up in Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Oillce: Latimer Street, Nelson, H C.  UNDER  NEW MANAGEMENT  Hotel Phair  August Thomas,    Proprietor  Silver King Hotel  HAKEK STKEKT,  NELSON  UNDER   OLD   MANAOEMKNT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  The Dining Room Is unsurpassed and the  Bedrooms nre the best in Nelson. The Bar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  TOMKINS  SfANAGEK  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine Street  Nelson.  U. 0.  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUILDER AiND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done    Estimates given  The Leading Hotel of thc Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special   Kateo   to  Commercial  Men  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity aurl  Heated by Hot Air  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and  Crown Granted  P.O. Box 603 Oliicc: Kootenay St., Nelson  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postolllee _      Cor. Front and Willow  WANTED  An oak bucket, IT, inches deep anil 8 inches in  diameter. N-nd price and description to The  Tribune, Nelson.  Corner Stanley and Victoria Streets, Nelson, B.C.  T#emont House  European and American Plan  Meals '��i cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to $1.  Only White Help Employed.  Large aud Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  RATES SB PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  MALONE   &  Baker St., Nelson  TREGILLUS  l'roprictors  Ba*tiett  House  Jost-phine St.,  Nelson, B. C.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-u-Dny House  in Nelson  The Bar i.s the Finest  GEO.  W.  BARTLETT,  i'roprielor

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