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 7-^Mt^^U "^>***-?  ��he  el#an  ��tribune  Saturday Afternoon, June 13, 1903  3089 NEW LOaTTONS MADE AND 6451 ASSESSMENTS DONE DURING THE YEAR 1902  IN THE FIFTEEN MINING DIVISIONS IN EAST AND WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICTS AND THE BOUNDARY COUNTRY  The report of the minister of mines for  the year ending December. 81st, 1003,  among other statistics, gives figures show--,  ing the amount of business transacted at  the mining record offices in the Kootenays  and in the ������Boundary country. The following are the figures, the offices coming  in order to the amount of business transacted. Only those itonis appearing in all  the reports are given;  Nelson Mining Division���Record oflice at Nelson-  Claims recorded ...*...   Certificates ol work issued ���   Hills of sale, etc., recorded.. .���   Certificates of Improvements recorded...  Freo Miner's Certificates issued   ���   Total......   Kettle River Mining Division���Record oflice at  Greenwood-  Claims recorded    339  Certificates of work issued    800  Bills of sale, etc., recorded    211  Certificates of improvements recorded      00  Free Miner's Certificates issued    7-19  Total 2,198  Ainsworth    Mining  Division���Record   oflice at  Kaslo���  Claims recorded    321  Certificates of work issued    89.">  Hills of sale, etc., recorded    193  Certificates of improvements recorded     390  Free Miner's, Certificates issued    522  Total 2,121  Grand Forks Mining Division���Record oflice at  Grand Forks-  Claims recorded    177  .Certificates of work Issued    380  Bills of sale, etc., recorded    207  Certificates of improvemcntf'recorded     51  Free Miner's Certificates issued    43G  Total 1,-151  Fort  Steele   Mining Division���Accord offlce  at  Fort Steele���  Claims recorded    257  Certificates ol work issued    -!"1  Hills of sale, etc., recorded    108  Certificates of improvements recorded      12  Free Miner's Certificates issued ���   578  Total 1,-lM  Slocan City  Mining Division���Record oflice  at  Slocan'City���  Claims recorded    221  Certificates of work issued 0    "Wo  Bills of sale, etc., recorded      810  Certificates of improvements recorded -..-- 21  Free Miner's Certificates issued  ���   272  , Total .'.���'  1,382'  Slocan Mining Division���Record  oflice at New  Denver���  . 183  . 112  140  . 94  .   500  Claims recorded...    Certifl cates of work issued   Bills of sale, etc., recorded   Certificates of improvements recorded.  Free Miner's Certificates issued            Total... .....1,299  Trout Lake Mining  Division���Record offlce at  Trout Lako City-  Claims recorded '. '... 196  Certifl eates of work Issued  557  Bills of sale, etc., recorded ". 213  Certificates of improvements recorded ... 9  Free Miner's Certificates issued  273  Total..;........   'fig  32  108  Bills of sale, etc., recorded   Certificates of improvements recorded..  Free Miner's Certificates issued     Total.,...    507  Golden Mining Division���Record oflice at Golden���  141  90  32  7  161  Claims recorded   Certificates of work fssued   Bills of sale, etc., recorded   Certificates of improvements recorded...  Free Miner's Certificates issued  Total   434  . 1,248  Lardeau Mining Division���Record office at Camborne���    -  Claims recorded. "226  Certifieates ol work issued    302  Bills of sale, etc., recorded    204  Certificates ol improvements recorded     16  Free Miner's Certificates issued  >224  Total 1,072  Trail  Creek   Mining Division���Record office at  Rossland���  Claims recorded     82  Certificates of work issued    210  Bills of sale, etc., tecorded     49  Certificates of improvements recorded     39  Free Miner's Certificates issued -.    075  Total 1,055  Goat River  Mining Division���Record offlce at  Creston���  240  300  55  43  Fice Miner's Certificates issued ���   150  Total    79-1  Revelstoke  Mining  Division���Record   offlce at  Revelstoke���  Claims recorded  136  Certificates of work issued  114  Bills of sale, etc., recorded  46  Free Miner's Certificated issued  218  Total  511  Windermere Mining Division���Record ofllco at  Windermere���  Claims recorded     89  Certificates of work issued .'..   210  Claims recorded   Certificates of work issued   Bills ot sale, etc., recorded   Certificates of improvements recorded   Arrow Lake Mining-Division���Record oflice at  Nakusp���  Claims recorded'.       27  ��� Certificates ofwork issued     80  Bills of sale, etc., recorded     15  Certificates of improvements recorded      4  Free Miner's Certificates issued   .     ...     .06  Total.....:.... T~m  The above tables show that 8,089 new  locations were made during the year 1902,  which is proof that there are still large  areas of mineral land in East and West  Kootenay districts and the Boundary  country remaining unprospected. The  area of these new locations will aggregate  over 155,000 acres. The above tables also  show that prospectors are doing work to  prove their ground, for no less than 6,451  annual assessments were recorded during  the year, and, in addition, 685 certificates  of improvements and crown grants were  issued. The business of transferring  mineral claims was not at a standstill  during the year, for no less than 2,188  bills of sale and other transfer documents  were recorded. The prospectors and owners who staked and worked the mineral  claims took out 6,172 free miner's certificates, which brought into the provincial  treasury over $80,000 in revenue. These  figures are significant, for they show that  the mining districts referred to are very  much alive, much more so than the same  area in any of the states to the south of  the boundary line.  In importance, according to tlie total  records made and certificates issued, the  mining divisions rank as follows, the  name of the record office being used in  preference to the name of tlie mining division: 1. Nelson; 2. Greenwood; 8.  Kaslo; 4. Grand Forks; 5. Fort Steele;  6. Slocan City; 7. Slocan; 8. Trout Lake;  9. Camborne; 10. Rossland; 11. Creston;  12. Revelstoke; 18. Windermere; 14.  Golden; 15. Nakusp.  Bird Creek Gold Claim.  Richard Blundell is in from his claim  on Bird creek and has some fine specimens of ore showing free gold. On one  of the claims on the creek a shaft is down  60 feet, and the owners believe they have  a mine. ,   Preparing a.Shipment.  Alec McDonald, the owner of a gold  mine on Forty-Nine creek, is preparing to  make a trial shipment of a carload of gold  ore to the Hall Mines*"smelter at Nelson.  The ore will be packed two miles to the  May and Jennie wagon road, and then  teamed to Granite siding, on the Columbia & Kootenay railway. From assays  made by McKillop, the' ore will go over a  hundred to the ton.  \  Camborne isU Year Old.  Camborne, in the Lardeau district, is a  year old, and its,people believe they are  in one of the best mining camps in West  Kootenay district.'- According to the  Camborne Miner the. .actors which have  made for the prosperity and growth of  Camborne are, first to be placed tho pur-  chaseand development by the Ophir-Lade  Syndicate of the, Oyster-Criterion group  of free-gold claims';. the pin-chase of the  Eva group by the Calumet & B. C. Gold  Mines, Limited, and the location by both  these companies of'';their ti*amline termini, stanipmills and compressors right  in Camborne, and-also the purchase by  the Northwestern Development Syndicate  of the Gold Finch, on whicli a rich strike  of free-gold was recently made, and tho  installation some months ago of their  stampmill and electric drill plant on Fish  river, a mile and a half above Camborne.  Besides these threo well known properties  there are a number of others, notably the  Beatrice, on which development work is  being steadily pushed, while prospectors  are doing their annual assessment work  and others will shortly start out seeking  new finds.    The Snow is Still Deep.  At the Apex group of claims on tho divide between the main Wild Horse and  Whitewater creeks, Ymir district, the  snow is eleven feet deep. John J. Malone  came in from the property last night, and  will go out again in a few days. He says  the snow is very hard packed and travel is  easy even during midday. Thirty feet of  snow had to be shoveled in order to get to  the mouth of the tunnel.  Kootenay Not at a Standstill.  Notwithstanding the glowing reports  coming from the south side of the international boundary line as to the prosperous condition of Washington and Idaho,  Kootenay is not at a standstill. The new  town of Morrissey Mines is jumping into  prominence, as the following from The  Despatch of that town shows: "To the  casual visitor returning to Morrissey  Mines after an absence of one month a  scene of transformation is presented to  tlie eye which is difficult to comprehend.  On the first of May the only buildings existing here were the townsite office and  the printing office, but behold the advance  in one month. The music of hammer and  saw have been heard from morning till  night with the result that we now have a  bright little town with from fifty to one  hundred buildings under construction.  Every day sees some new work commenced and every day brings new investors eager to purchase business or residential property and it is safe to say that before Morrissey Mines is a year old it will  rival its sister town of Fernie. With an  ever increasing output and a corresponding increase in the payroll one does not  need to havo prophetic vision to see the  bright furture in store for the new town.  The great government reserve of 50,000  acres of the finest coal lands in the world,  which is bound to be thrown open within  the next few years, lies within a few miles  of Morrissey Mines. The great Flathead  country, which is known to be rich in oil  and coal, is but eight miles to the south.  On the west side are the new oil fields on  which at least two companies will open  and develop this industry during the next  three months. With advantages such as  the above nothing can retard the growth  of Morrissey Mines."  Expect to Make a Good Ran.  Superintendent Nettleton of the Second  Relief mine, which is located 12 miles  westerly from the little town of Erie, was  in Nelson during the week purchasing  supplies. ���" Mr. Nettleton says his company  got supplies up to tho mine early in the  season���and hope to run their 10-stamp  mill at least seven months. Like many  others who use water power to run their  plants, the owners of the Second Relief  find the flow iu the' stream so variable that work cannot be carried on continuously to the best advantage. The  Second Relief mill is neai' the head of a  creek, and while thero is too "much water  for several months to run both the mill  and the compressor, for other months the  flow is not more than ��� sufficient to run  the mill_ alone.   There is no trouble in  ��� u|  -I.*!  supplying the mill with ore, and the  monthly yield will be sufficient to total  150,000 for the season's run.  WiIIJ>rospect in Asia.    .  John Gillis, Robert Henderson, Thomas  M. Rickson, and Godfrey Dangerfleld,  four well-known Nelson men, left Nelson r  on Wedaesday for Vancouver, where they  will take one of the Empresses on route  to the Malay Peninsula. At Vancouver  thoy will be joined by four others. The  party will be under John M. Scott, who ���  is in the employ of the Duff Development  Company. Tliree prospectors, Messrs.  Petrie, McFarland and Clark, all- well-  known at Ymir, are now out there and  reported doing well. The four who left  on Wednesday are all fine men physically  and are temperate. May they nave good*  luck and good health. The Malay Peninsula is a British possession and is the extreme south end of the mainland of Asia.  Results Are Satisfactory.  Phil  White,   manager of the Wilcox  mine, was in Nelson on Thursday for repairs to his mill.   A breakdown necessi- -  tated new castings, and the work was>  done at Honeyman's foundry. Mr.-White  says the mill has been running steadily, r  and that the results are most satisfactory,  even though the ,mill has but two bat-,  teries of  2-stamps each.   About 65 per*  cent of the gold values are saved on" the v  plates, and the remainder in tho concentrates,   which are shipped  to * the' Hall  Mines smelter at Nelson.   The Wilcox is ,  owned principally by Kalispel, Montana;  people;  and, while not capitalists, they,  have raised a lot of money to put their  property in the shape it-is in.   If they  make a winning, no one in the Ymir,, d_s-  trict will be at all envious of their 'good.I'^L'Ssl  ''<���.-"_  V -<*��� I  fortune.  Nelson's Dominion Day Celebration  To Outstrip Former Celebrations  The committee who havo the management of the Dominion Day celebration in  hand arc now ablo to announce that;  weather- permitting,-the- celebration-at  Nelson will be a success. Recognizing  that mining is the occupation that takes  first place in Kootenay, $400 have been  set apart for drilling contests. Of tho  $400, $250 will go for prizes for " professional " drillers, that is, for men who  have won prizes in such contests. Miners  who have not won prizes will be in another  class, the prizes for which will be $150.  Teams intending to enter should send in  their names, at as early a date as possible,  to Fred Starkey, secretary of the celebration committee. The different companies  of the Rocky Mountain Rifles will be in  attendance, and will parade along with  the men who served iu the South African  war. Baseball teams will be present from  Rossland and Northport. British Columbia's champion lacrosse team from New  Westminster will play with Nelson's  champions for supremacy at Canada's  national game. There will be good horse  races: one, free-for-all; the other, for Nel-  _son_ponies,^ riddeji_iby__Nelsgnjbpys. A  ~featurewiUbe the.assembling and ma-  noeuveringof Nelson's fleet of electric,  steam, and naptha launches under: commodore S. S. Taylor. These launches  when not manoeuvering will be at the  disposal of the city's guests. The parade  will be made up of the military, the labor  organizations, and the fraternal societies,  and all organizations and societies who  have not received invitations will kindly  notify secretary Starkey at as early a date  as possible. The crack hose teams of the  country will lino up iu racing contests.  Ono of the amusing features will be the  nightly drill of Fred Bosquet's Coontown  Firo Brigade. Fred will handlo that brigade just as he handles tlie decoration of  a meat market.  The subscription committee are doing  finely as tho following list shows. It was  handed Tiie Tribune yesterday noon:  .1. Kred Hume  $<���*>  Uodega    7u  i'Ltd.-  The Oflice   IS. Tomkins ....  Chas. A. Barclay  Brown it Co   Starkey & Co   jThe-Braekman-Kor Milling'Co.';  J. Y. C'rimn i.Co.,LW   A. Macdonald & Co   Ed Ferguson A Co   (Just .Erickson   Manhattan Saloon   Tremon t   Silver King Hotel   E.C. Clarke   Mrs. Mallette   J. Johnson   G. W. .Bartlett   W. A. Thurman   E. Sutcliffe   Thomas Madden   John Houston   The Tribune Co., Ltd   R. Koisterer <fc Co   P. Burns & Co   Imperial Bank of Canada   Fred Irvine it Co   J. A. Gilker     J. H. Wallace   Kerr it Co   West Kootenay Butcher Co   T. Morley   The J. II. Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd.  II. J.Phair   Canadian Bank of Commerce ........;..  Patenaude Bros.:   D. J. Robertson & Co...   W. P. Tiernev   McLachlan Bros.  ;...  Gilbert Stanley.   D. McArthur & Co .-...   ^Emory it_Walley_,  Roval Shoe Store   J.;A. Irving & Co.   J. A. McDonald   T. S. McPherson   J. A. Kirkpatriek it Co   Ewert Bros .*   H. B y e rs & C o   Kootenay Electtic Supply it Construction Co.  B. B. AC. Ltd   W. S. Riblet   Kwong Wing Chong   J. A. Montgomery .'   Taylor & ("rShea   Canada Drug and Book Co   Geo. A. B.Hall   G. B. Matthew   R.J. Hawkey '   P. E. Wilson   I). A. Cameron   W.'O. Rose   Paul Victor Loth   ���I. C. Thclin   Kinrade it Munroe   H. McCausland   I*. E. Morrison   Kootenay Wire Works Co   Wing Lee   Mar Sam   J. F. Weir   Brown <_ Co   25  20  ���23'  25  23  2o  50  50  50.  50  25  25  25  30  15  5  50  10  10  50  25  15  20  25  15  10  15  10  25  10  25  15  20  20  10  10  25  10  "15  10  10  10  10  15  20  10  10  10  10  10  15  20  10  10  5  10  10  2.r)  10  10  Mike Scully   John T. Pierre   L. K. Larsen   Mainland Cigar Co   Maedonald'iS:' Johnson  -Siivei-Krhg-Mike. .".TT-.'  A. L. McCulloch  ���>  W.W. B :  5  R. W. Hannington   5  H. D. Ashcroft  5  - J. H. Matheson.'.  5  H. AM. Bird  10  A.*H. Kelly....-  5  L. Hebden  2  Marko Scally  5  The Bell Trading Co., Ltd  15  Kootenay Coffee Co  10  W.H.Jones  5  S. S. Fowler   3  THE LABOR COMMISSION.  The chief work done at Vancouver so  far at the labor commission was the submitting of brief statements by the officials  of the C. P. R. and the U. B. R. E. regarding the strike. There has nothing  resulted from these so far. Lawyer Bird  arose just before adjournment on Thursday evening and offered to submit the  whole case of the strikers to the commissioners for arbitration. He said that the  nnion-wouldnot ask=for-recognition;-=All'  that they asked was the right of employees of the company to do as they  wished in their own time and to belong to  what organizations they liked. This most  generous proposition should be accepted  by the company without hesitation.  David B. Johnstone, of the U. B. of R.  E., proved to be a good witness and certainly gave excellent testimony. He was  the only witness who gave testimony on  Thursday.  While we have not a word to say against  the personnel of tho commission, we still  hold to the opinion, however, that a man  from the ranks of organized labor should  bo on the commission. For instance,  were the government going to enquire into the commercial business  of the provinco, it would not select  say a locomotive engineer, a printer, and a  carpenter as a commission. They may be  good men. in their." respective lines, but  would not be equalfdr^the occasion that  would arise at an -enquiry." On every  commission we hold that a practical man  should be���consulted..' This will be readily  understood when the .summing up of the  evidence takes place."-- ,  Another thing we would suggest. We  do not think it is in the best interests to  all concerned-to cleave to lawyers the  bringing out-.of .evidence.,- _V. large cor-  rT__HsFi-M^^*Ma5^mn_n  -poraXlOJl  to employ the best legal talent available,  while labor is not. . As a rule -these corporations have the best business men obtainable in the country, who should be  quite able to cope -with the representatives of labor. Lawyers, however, could  assist in "preparing the evidence. The  great fault with government interference  in labor disputes in the past has been the  bringing of the legal profession into them.  Workers as a rule dread lawyers, and not  without cause either.���Vancouver Independent.  THE LEAD BONUS.  John L. Retallack and Louis  Pratt, who are representing the  silver-lead mine-owners of Kootenay at Ottawa, it is reported, are  yet unable to give out any definite  .information,as tojwhat^the Do-^  The South African War Land Grant  Time for Locating Extended 2 Yeats]  i_r:*>*:-i-v^l  minion government will do in the  way of aiding the Bilver-lead industry. Minister-6f-finance Fielding is close-mouthed and diplomatic; but it is believed he is attempting to get the smelters to  agree to a repeal of the bounty  now paid on lead refined in Canada. If they agree to that, a bonus of $15 a ton on lead will be arranged for. It is to be presumed  the mine-owners will get a percentage of the bonus direct, the  remainder going to the smelters.  In the meantime, the Hall Mines  smelter at Nelson is running one  lead stack, and tbe Trail smelter's  lead stacks are all shut down tight.  - Victoria, June 13.���[Special  to  The  Tribune.]���Following is, the text of the  -''SouthMrj^'n^gfti^land..grant act,,,1901,-,  amendment act, 1903":  2. Section 2 of chapter 51 of the statutes of 1901, being the South African war  land grant act, 1901, as amended by section 2 of chapter 60 of the statutes of 1902,  is hereby repealed and the following section is substituted therefor:  2. In this act tho expression "volunteer" shall include:  (a) Every officer, non-commissioned  officer, and man of the Second Battallion  Royal Canadian regiment, the Canadian  Mounted Rifles, the Royal Canadian Field  Artillery, the Strathcona Horse, and the  South African' Constabulary, enlisted In  British Columbia, who was at the time of  enlistment a resident of British Columbia,  and who prior to the declaration of peace  was actively engaged in military operations in South Africa, or who prior to  said declaration of peace embarked for  iSouth=Africa'in"orderitoatake-partin=saidi  active military operations.  (b) All British Columbians who prior  to said declaration of peace served with or  embarked for service with the British  forces in South Africa who were not members of the above corps organized in Canada.  (c) Every person resident in British  Columbia who was regularly appointed to  the medical staff, and who prior to said  declaration of peace was actively engaged  in this said military operations, or who  prior to said declaration of peace embarked for South Africa in order to take  part in said active military operations.  .. (d) Nurses, hospital dressers, and orderlies, resident in British Columbia, who  prior to said declaration of peace were  actively engaged in said military operations, or who prior to said declaration of  peace embarked for South Africa in order  ' to take part in said active military operations.       " -'-.-T-'--       ''   '  .   (e)--. Persons who.are the^nextpt kiii.of.  '-aiiy-voltmte&vwKb'may be'since' deceased'  or his or their.assigns.  3. Section 3 of said chapter 51 is hereby  amended by striking out the words and  figures "The first day of July, A.D. 1903,"  where they occur in tho twelfth line thereof, and by substituting therefor "the first  day of July, A.D. 1905," aud section 3 of  chapter 60 of the statutes of 1902 is hereby  repealed.  Sub-section a of section 4 of said cliap-  tor 51, as amended by section 4 of said  chapter 60, is hereby repealed, and the  following substituted therefor:  (a) In case any volunteer or his substitute has located or locates lands by pre-'  emption or otherwise, which lands have  not been paid for, it shall be lawful for  the chief commissioner of. lands and  works to grant the title to such preemption or location, or part thereof, to  such pre-emptor or locator without proof  of residence or improvements, provided  that there shall be granted to the applicant not more than 160 acres of land for  each separate volunteer right to land he  seeks to have so applied; or he shall have  "theoptibn=to'aecept=in=Heu=thereof=a=re;"  bate from payment of these said lands to  to the extent of $160 for each separate volunteer right to laud he seeks to have so  applied.  5. Persons mentioned in sub-sections  (a) and (b) of section 2 of this act who,  went to South Africa and having served  tho full time of their enlistment, and having returned to British Columbia again  became volunteers within the meaning of  sub-sections (a) or (b), are hereby declared to be entitled as being volunteers a  second timo to an additional 160 acres of  land under said chapter 51 and amending  acts.    DEANE'S KAMLOOPS PAPER KICKS.  Tlie Kamloops Sentinel is owned by F. J.  Deane, who is also publisher of the Nelson  Daily News. The following i.s from tho  Kamloops end of tho Deane publications:  ��� '.The new- government has been persuaded'&:*i;e  :by John HouBton.M.P.P.XonCpl-jihetCto-a^lg.  servative^p6Ut___l>leadeTs^td'^ st��oia_ly^'^}*J^s|  ���"gran*. $2~;000 to'ttofe''*-Nel��)h"_n*d*a_tr_alTand 7 !���"-^1  Agricultural  Association.    Taking  into  consideration* the limited agricultural re-'  sources and development of that part of  the province, is not this grant somewhat  lavish?   The grant to, the Victoria exhibition is only $3,000, anil a like sum goes to  New Westminster, while Kamloops, in the .  very center of one of the richest and most  extensive farming, ranching, fruit growing, and mining districts of the province, '  is only treated to a special grant of $400.  Between Nelson's $2,000 and Kamloops's  $400 is a big drop, the larger sum going,  with the strange contrariness of fate, to  the district where farming is not an important industry.   It is true  Kamloops  will get six hundred dollars out of the  general fund of $4,760 which is divided  among all the lesser agricultural associations, but even then the total grant will  be altogether out of proportion with its  importance in comparison.    Last year  Kamloops Agricultural Association only  got $600." What particular pull haa John  Houston that enables him to get so much  more for Nelson than North Yale's mem-  iber"c^h^get=for__amloops^'        ~    /*    =  SMITH OUT OF POLITICS.  " E. C. Smith, M.P.P., arrived in Cranbrook on Monday afternoon," says the  the Cranbrook Herald, " on his way home  to Fort Steele from Victoria, and stated  positively that he is out of provincial politics for good. Mr. Smith said that his  only reason for supporting the Prior government was to secure the passage of bill  16, and that when the McBride government came to the front he could not Bee  his way clear to support McBride,_and  still be loyal to his party." The Herald  must have got this interview a trifle mixed.  E. C. Smith supported the McBride combination before it got control of the government, as the votes and proceedings of  the house will show. In fact, Smith was  so uncertain a quantity during the last  session that noithor side knew where he  was at.  The Liberals of Nelson are Having a Little Trouble in Securing an Available Candidate  The Liberals of tho City of Nelson election district held an advertised public  meeting on Wednesday night for the purpose of naming a candidate to contest the  district at the coming election. The  Tribune's long-hand journalist, being a  Conservative, did not consider it good  form to attend the meeting, and the work  of reporting the proceedings was handed  over to a prominent Liberal, who is a  shareholder in The Tribune Company,  Limited. According to this -prominent  Liberal, the meeting was attended by D.  J. Robertson, Archie Johnson, John  Burns, Robert J. Hamilton, William  Parks, J. Fred Hume, A. B. Docksteader,  A. K. Wattie, T. S. Macpherson, E. B.  McDermid, Dr. Morrison; Fred Smith,  Dr. Hall, F. M. Black, P. L. Macdonald,  Thomas Madden, F. J. Deane, A. Elliott,  C.E.Miller, J. McLaren, S. S. Taylor,  G. L. Dinwoodie, A. McHardy, D. McLachlan, J. H. Vanstone, James McPhee,  H. Cane, M. S. Logan, T. Manion, Dr.  McLennan, John Hamilton, M. Scully,  and J. J. Gurney, all of Nelson, and G.  O. Buchanan and Arthur Goodenough of  Kaslo. Thero was also a few Conservatives   in  attendance as spectators.   Dr.  Hall, president of the Liberal Association  of Nelson, called the meeting to order, and  was afterwards voted to the chair. The  doctor was at one time considered the  most likely candidate the party could put  up, but of late he has not appeared anxious to make the race, giving as his reason that if elected he would lose so much  time that his business would be seriously  interfered with. He stated at the meeting that it would be wise for the party to  well consider the available timber before  making a choice. This view prevailed  and a committee of twenty was named to  take the matter under consideration and  report at a meeting to be called for the  purpose. The only name now mentioned  in connection with the nomination is that  of J. Fred Hume, who represented Nelson  riding in the legislature from 1894 to 1900,  aud who was minister of mines in the  Semlin government. Mr. Hume can have  the nomination by saying the word, but  he has said that he has had enough of  politics and he is apparently unwilling to  contest. F. J. Deane, publisher of the  Daily News, would like to get the nomination ; but the party leaders are afraid he  would be snowed under on election day.  S. S. Taylor, who is considered one of the  able Liberal of Nelson, could get the nom  ination if he would accept; but it would  take a whole lot of coaxing to get him to  do so.  The nomination committee appointed at  the meeting is as follows: Fred Smith  (chairman), Dr. Hall, S. S. Taylor, John  Burns, F. M. Black, John Hamilton, E.  B. McDermid, Archie Johnson, F. J.  Deane, Dr. McLennan, A. B. Docksteader,  J. H. Vanstone, James McPhee, J. Fred  Hume, William Parks, P. L. McDonald,  Thomas Madden, M. Scully, G. L. Dinwoodie, and J. J. Gurney.  The committee was too largo to work  effectively, and they agreed among themselves to delegate five, namely, James McPhee, Dr. McLennan, Thomas Madden,  F. M. Black, and E. B. McDermid, the  of inducing one or the other of the prominent gentlemen mentioned in connection  with the nomination to make the race.  It is generally believed J. Fred Hume  will accent the nomination; but at., 10  o'clock this morning J. Fred was sawing  wood and not talking politics.  PROBABLE CANDIDATES.  Very little that is definite can be said  regarding politics. The McBride government is made up of Richard McBrde of  New Westminster, chief commissioner of  lands and works; R. G. Tatlow of Vancouver, minister of finance and agriculture ; A. E. McPhillips of Victoria, attorney-general; R. F. Green of Kaslo, minister of mines and provincial secretary; and  Charles Wilson of Vancouver, president  of the council. Three of the ministers are  from Vancouver and the Lower Fraser  valley, one from Victoria, and one from  Kootenay. It is true, the minister from  Kootenay holds two portfolios; but surely  a section of country that will return 18  members to the next legislative assembly  is entitled to two portfolios even if one  man holds them both. Any forecast of  probable candidates iu the several election districts would be mere guesswork.  In Vancouver F. C. Cotton, Dr. McGuire,  Robert Todd, captain Tatlow, Georgo  Cowan and W. J. Bowser are mentioned  as probable Conservative candidates. In  Victoria R. P. Ritliet, colonel Prior,  Charles Hayward and Lawrence Good-  acre are talked of as Conservative candidates. In New Westminister, tho McBride Conservatives are planning to ruu  Thomas Gifford, who is a Liberal, in the  hope of defeating thnt old Liberal war-  horse, John Cunningham Brown. Ex-  premier. Semlin is likely to bo the Conser  vative candidate in Yale, and Price Ellison will stand as the Conservative candidate in Olcanagan. Tom Taylor is said  to bo willing to stand in tlie Conservative interests ni Revelstoke, although he  is now a resident of Kaslo riding. "Bob"  Green will have to win out in the Kaslo  riding. A. S. Goodeve should be the  Conservative candidate in Rossland.  James Punch of Phoenix is likely to be  the standard bearer of the Conservative  party in Grand Forks riding. John Houston has announced that he will make the  race as a Conservative in the City of Nelson riding, subject of course to his getting the nomination at a regularly constituted convention. J. A. Harvey of  Fort Steele would like to get the Conservative nomination for Fort Steele riding.  No one is yet prominently to the front for  the Conservative nomination in either  Slocan or Ymir ridings.  WERE N0T~(i0SEN BY THE PARTY.  There are a few points in the game of  politics that was played iu Victoria last  week that thc people of Kootenay and the  Boundary should have explained to them.  One is that colonel Prior, when asked by  the lieutenant-governor to recommend a  successor, recommended that Charles Wilson, K. C, of Vancouver be sent for, and  that the lieutenant-governor did not see  his way clear to accept tlie advice of colonel Prior. Another i.s that McBride and  his colleagues were not chosen at a caucus  of the Conservative members of the legislative assembly, for no such caucus was  held. Tho Conservative members who  supported Prior's government were not  consulted by McBride as to who should be  taken into his cabinet, and no one of them,  ns far as known, offered any suggestions.  That none of them were taken in is very  good evidence that none of them cared to  be ministers under the premiership of  Richard McBride, and he is still one minister short. While the abovo aro the facts,  it must not be understood that tho Conservative members of tho legislative assembly who supported the Prior government will sulk in thoir tents. To a man  they will be found working for the success of the nominees of the Conservative  conventions.   TWENTY-SIX NEWSPAPERS.  There are twenty-six newspapers in  the eleven election districts in Kootenay  and the Boundary.   Of the twenty-six,  the Ravelstoke Herald, the Sandon Mining Review, the Trail Creek News, the  Slocan Drill, the Ymir. Mirror, the  Nelson Economist, and the Nelson  Tribune have in the past consistently  stood for protection to Canadian industries, which is the cardinal principle  of the Conservative party. The Revelstoke Mail, the Nelson Daily News, the  Cranbrook Herald, the Kaslo Kootenaian,  and the Greenwoid Times can be put  down as supporters of the Liberal party.  The Rossland Evening World, the Phoenix Pioneer, and the Moyie Leader incline  towards tho Labor party. The Golden  Era, the Wilnier Outcrop, the Fort Steele  Prospector, the Morrisey Mines Despatch,  Fernie Free Press, New Denver Ledge,  Grand Forks News-Gazette, and Midway  Dispatch cannot properly be called party  papers as yet, but before the campaign is  over they will no doubt take sides. The  Rossland Miner is for the "Big Mit"  party.    William Sanders, an old-time resident  of Kaslo and Nelson, is visiting Nelson  for the first time in several years, "Billy"  is a worker on election campaigns, and  did good service for the old Provincial  Party in several contests. He is a Conservative, and will work-in Kaslo riding. \  The Nelson Tribune  \i \  V I  l  -!*',  .-    ;f-r  [_ r  I  _?  B ���j*r*"  �����*  If  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.   Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $13,379,240.00  REST     9,000,000.00  UNDIDVIDED PROFITS        724,807.75  Head   Office,  Montreal  RT. HON. LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROYAL, G.C.M.G., President.  HOX. G. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President. K. S. CLUSTON, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH Corner n,,lcer and  Kootemiy Streets  se;  A.   M.  BUCHANAN,  Manager.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which is amalgamated  The Bank: of British  Columbia  PAID  UP CAPITAL ? 8,000,000  RESERVE FUND...'.    2,500,000  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER..... 72,000,000  Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  HON. GEO. A. COX, President     B. E. WALKER, General Manager  NEUSON BRANCH  Savings  Bank:   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  BRUCE HEATHCOTE, Manager  The Nelson Tribune  Founded in 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PROPRIETORS.  Office: McDonald Block, Baker Street.  The Nelson Tribune is served by carrier to  subscribers in Nelson or sent by mall to'any  address in Canada or the United States for $1.00  a year; 'price to Great Britain, postage paid,  S1.60. No subscription taken for less than a  vear. JOHN HOUSTON, Editor.  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1903  CONSERVATIVE PUTFORM-  ,   [Adopted at Revelstoke, September 13th", 1902]  - 1. That this convention reaffirms the policy of  ithe party in matters of provincial roads and  trails; the ownership and'control of railways  and the development of the agricultural resources of the province as laid down in the platform adopted in October, 1899, which is as follows :  " To actively aid In the construction of trails  throughout the undeveloped portions of the province and the building of provincial trunk roads  of public necessity.  - " To adopt the principles of government ownership of railways in so far as the circumstances  of the province will admit, and the adoption of  the principle that no bonus should be granted to  -any railway company "which- does "not give the  fovernment of the province control of rates over  ines bonused, together with the option of pur-,  chase.  " To actively assist by state aid in theldevelop-  mentof the agricultural resources of the province.  2. 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  the United States, with so much advantage to  trade and commerce,   y  3. That to encourage tbe 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 be brought about as a flrst  itep in the acquisition of public utilities.  5. That a portion of every coal area Hereafter  to be disposed of should be reserved from sale or  lease, so.that state owned mines may be easily  accessible, if their operation becomes necessary  or advisable.;'.y;  0. Thatin the pulp land leases provision  should be made for. reforesting and that steps  should be taken for the general preservation of  forests by guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber, y  7. That the legislature and government of the  province should persevere in the effort to secure  the exclusion of Asiatic labor.  8. That the matter of better terms in the way  of subsidy.and appropriations for tho province  should be vigorously pressed upon the Dominion  government,     y y  9. .That the silver-lead. industries of the province be fostered arid encouraged by the imposition of. increased customs duties on lead and  lead products imported into Canada, and that  the Conservative members of the Dominion  House be"? urged to support any motion introduced for such a purpose.  10.' That as Industrial .disputes almost invariably result in great loss and injury both to the.  ���partiesdirectly concerned-and to thepublic'Ieg-  islation > should be passed to provide means for  an amicableladjustmentof such disputes between  employers and employees.;  11. That'it is advisable to foster tlie manufacture of the raw products of the province within  the province as far- as practicable by means of  taxation on the said raw.products, subject to  rebate of the same in whole or part when manufactured in Btitish. Columbia.  CONSERVATIVE CONVpTIOl^  At a meeting of the executive of the Provincial  Conservative Association, held at Vancouver, the  province was divided into live divisions for organization purposes. The Kootenay-Boundary  division is made up of the following provincial  election districts: Revelstoke, Columbia,Ferriie,  Cranbrook, Ymir, Kaslo, Slocan, Grand Forks,  Greenwood, thc City of Rossland and the Cfty of  Nelson. At the same meeting the following resolutions were adopted:  1. That conventions for nominating candidates  for members of the legislative assembly be made  up of delegates chosen as follows:  (a) In city electoral districts, one delegate for  every 11 fty and fraction of fifty votes polled at  the provincial election held in 1900, and if the  city fs divided into wards, the proportion of dele-  gales 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 1U0O, the delegates  to be apportioned to polling places, or as near  thereto as will be fair to the voters of the different neighborhoods.  2. The election of delegates shall be at public  meetings, held at a designated central place in  each polling division, or in each ward in city  electoral districts, if the city is divided into  wards. At such public meetings only those who  Pledge themselves to vote for the candidate or  candidates selected at the nominating convention  .shall be entitled to a vote for delegates.  3. Two weeks notice shall be given of the pub-  liu meetings at which delegates are to be elected,  nnd nominating conventions shall be held in  city electoral districts two days after the day on  which delegates are elected, nnd in other electoral districts seven days after. All nominations  throughout the province to be made at a designated central place ln each electoral district, and  on the same day.  1. All notices of tho date of public meetings  for the election of delegates to nominating conventions, thc apportionment of delegates, and  the place and date of nominating conventions  in the several electoral districts shall be prepared  by the member of the executive of the division  in which the electoral districts are situate, and  issued over the names of the president and secretary of the Provincial Conservative Association.  ANNOmCEMENT.  I will be a candidate for member of the legislative assembly for the City of Nelson at the next  general election, provided I am nominated by a  uly constituted convention of the Liberal-Conservative party. JOHN HOUSTON,  i, June 9  Nelson,  > 9th, 1903.  A meeting of tbe provincial executive will be  held at Vancouver within a month, and the date  for holding district nominating conventions will  then be fixed. JOHN HOUSTON,  President of the Provincial  Conservative Association.  Nelson, June 8th, 1903.  The Rossland Miner, a newspaper  charged in open court with having received hush money from the gambling  houses of Rossland, a newspaper that has  attempted to blackmail corporations, is  slopping over in its praise of premier McBride. In its efforts to show how much  it loves McBride, it makes false statements  regarding John Houston, member for Nelson riding. It accuses Houston of dictating the political policy of the Victoria  Colonist, a newspaper the controlling  ownership of which is held by James  Dunsmuir. The Colonist did not take  kindly to the elevation of McBride to the  premiership, and said so in words that  could have only, one meaning. But the  Colonist, while it has not lauded McBride  as "a true-born statesman," will bo found  supporting the candidates nominated by  the Conservative party. Richard McBride  was not made premier by the Conservative  party, as the Conservative party, as a  partyyhad nothing whatever to do with  his sudden elevation. He secured the  premiership, not because he is "a true-  born statesman," but for the simple reason  that he happened to be the recognized  leader of the Opposition Party in the legislature, a party made, up of an equal  number of Liberals and of Conservatives.  The fight that landed him in the premiership was made by John Oliver, a Liberal,  and he would not have even landed the  prize had not Colonel Prior blundered by  dismissing "Wells, a Liberal, and Eberts, a  Conservative, from his government at the  time he did. McBride formed a government made up of Conservatives because  he could not have retained the premiership  had he done otherwise. He showed his  loyalty to the Conservative wing of the  Opposition party by taking Green, Tatlow,  and McPhillips into his cabinet, and the  Conservative members who supported the  Prior government showed their loyalty,  not only to the party, but to the country,  by voting McBride's government supply,  something he and his Conservative supporters- were-umvillingto ~give"the Prior  government. But the country cares little  for the causes that landed McBride in. the  ���premiership, and will pay little heed to  the vaporings of reptile newspapers like  the Rossland Miner. A large majority of  the people were opposed to the continuance in office of a government without  strength to carry out a policy. An equally large majority of the people also favored contesting the next general election  on party lines. The views of these people  have prevailed, and it is now the duty of  the people to elect to office men who can  give the province what it badly needs���a  government at tbe same time progressive  and prudent. No man iu tho provinco  has anything coining to him from the  Conservative party, least of all Richard  McBride. But the Conservative party  stands ready to reward men who prove  that they have brains and ability. Premier McBride and his colleagues have the  offices, but in order to retain them they  must first prove that they are worthy of  the high positions they have gained. If  they make good during the present election contest, they will get 'their reward,  for the people recognize meiit, even if  individual politicians do not.  The report of the mines department of  British Columbia for the year ending December 31st, 1902, has just been issued.  Like its predecessors, it gives much valuable information sandwiched between  much that is worthless. Of its 820 pages,  only 55 were written by the provincial  mineralogist, and they deal with "The  Iron Ores of the Coast" and " The  Mines of Victoria District.'' Pour thousand dollars and travelling expenses seem  a high price to pay for 55 pages of descriptive matter. The best magazine writers  in America do not get $100 a page for  their "stuff."   On December 31st,  1902,  The Tribune estimated tho value of the  output of the metalliferous mines for the  year 1902 at $11,850,000, and the value of  the output of the coal mines at $0,000,000,  or a total of $17,850,000; and the value as  given in,.the report just issued is $17,-  486,550. One of the best articles in  the report is by Robert A. Renwick,  gold commissioner at Nelson. It describes  what was done iii the Nelson nnd Goat  River mining divisions during the year;  but Mi*. Renwick wns a journalist before  ho was appointed gold commissioner, and  deserves no special credit for writing accurately and well. A feature of tho report that strikes the reader, is the lack of  uniformity in the arrangement of the  statistics of the business transacted at the  different mining record offices. Tlie provincial mineralogist is neither a rusher  nor a boomer. He moves very slow and  has never been accused of saying anything  too good of any section of the province he  has visited. V'Slow and sure" is his motto.  No one will ever truthfully say that they  made a bad mining investment in British  Columbia through reading optimistic reports from the pen of the present provincial mineralogist.    -  The dominant political parties in this  province 'are in much.the same position.  By acceptingthe resignation of Joseph  Martin as leader, the Liberal party goes  into the contest without a leader, and will  depend on the party organization to win.  The opposition in the party to Martin was  strong and most bitter, and there being  no one more acceptable to take his place,  Martin acted wisely in resigning the leadership, as such action tends to unite the  party, and in no way weakens his  chances for the leadership. If the Liberals are successful, a majority of the  members elected to the legislative assembly will select their leader, and if Martin had no such majority bis holding the  title of leadership would be an empty  honor. By abdicating s the leadership,  Charles "Wilson has placed the Conservative party in the same position as the Liberal party. It is also -without an accepted  leader, but it has the contral of the election machinery, which is one point in the  game, even though the possession is in no  way abused. The election may disclose  new men, or it may disclose new qualities  in some of the men who will seek reelection, and they will be rewarded according to their merits. It is not expected that party lines ���will be as tightly  drawn as they would be in a Dominion  contest, as the issues involved are purely  -provincial; but the majority of the adherents of the Conservative party will support the nominees of that party,- and the  majority of the adherents of the Liberal  party will stand by the nominees of 'that-  party. There need be no mud-throwing,  and there will be none except by those  who have that bad habit by instinct.  The lieutenant-governor will dissolvo the  ' legislative assembly on the 16th instant.  The dissolution of the assembly cancels  present voters' lists. According to law,  the collectors of voters throughout the province nimst hold a court of revision within  ninety days after the date of the dissolution of the legislative assembly. The  printing of the lists wili require at least  two weeks and another two weeks will be  required to get all the machinery for an  election in order; so it is safe to say that  the date of the election will not be earlier  than the middle of September or later  than the middle or October. In order to  got on the new voters' lists, every person  who has the necessary qualifications must  make out a declaration before a .person  -qualified -to- take - declarations -under - the  Election Act, and cause the same to be delivered to tne collector of voters in the district in which he is a resident. The qualifications are: British subject, 21 years of  age, six months' residence in the province,  and thirty days' residence in the district.  The City of Nelson is a separate district,  as is the City of Rossland.  The Daily News of Nelson, in reprinting extracts from the Kaslo Kootenaian,  goes beyond the bounds of good taste and  clean politics. Robert F. Green of Kaslo  is minister of mines iu the McBride government, and is no more a " hobo " than  is editor Deane of tlie Daily News, who  it is said expected to be provincial secretary in the Mclnnes government, had such  a government been formed. " Bob"  Green has been a resident of West Kootenay for close on to twenty years, and in  all that time has carried on business in  his own name. He has never been accused of dishonesty in business, and no  business man in "West Kootenay has, according to his means, oftener extended a  helping hand to prospectors and miners.  As the only representative of Kootenay in  the McBride government, he is at least  entitled to fair treatment at the hands of  the newspapers of Kootenay, however  much he may be ridiculed by Liberal politicians. He surely cannot be criticized as  minister of mines until he has done some  official act as such minister.  Two years ago the Rossland Miner was  most fulsome in its praise of H. Dallas  Helmcken of Victoria. He was the one  man in the legislative assembly who had  all the qualifications for the premiership  of British Columbia. Time works changes,  however, and H. Dallas Helmcken is for  gotten by the Rossland Miner, and that  paper, now that Richard McBride is premier, is filled so full of fulsome praise of  the he*\y premier that there must be  ' 'a nigger in the woodpile.'' The ' 'nigger  in the woodpile" is the conl and petroleum  lands in southeast Kootenay, and the new  premier is chief commissioner of lauds  and works.  ��  The  Rossland   Miner  enthusiastically  supports  the  McBride  government.   Is  such support an omen of success?  The campaign over, tlie members elected  to the legislative assembly will select  lenders. In the meantime it is the duty  of the adherents of the Conservative and  of the Liberal parties to vote for tho  nominees of their respective parties. The  independent voters will do, as they always do, that is, vote for the candidate  who they believe to be the best man..  The independent voters control the situation.  The Conservative party, neither of Nelson nor of any other electoral district,  have, as yet, nominated candidates to  contest the coming general election, .which  is likely to be held sometime in September. The candidates of the party will  be nominated at conventions held on tho  same day in every riding in the province.  The date of the hbmihating conventions  has not yet been fixed. Men who aspire  for nominations should get in training,  but it is most unf air to claim, as has been  done , at Nelson for weeks past, that any  man is as yet the candidate of the Conservative party. Men who will put forth  such claims are as imtrustworthy as nre  the men who will allow their names to be  used in such connection.  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Waiters' Aprons,  Painters' and Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw Coats,  Mackinaw Pants,  Tarpaulins,  Dunnage Bags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents, ";���  Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory, 1 Bastion Street  -VICTORIA,  B.C.  TTYTTTVTTT\  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable tho chief  commissioner of lands and works fur the right to  purchase the following described lands, for agricultural purposes, situate in West Kootenay district, B.C. Commencing at a post planted on the  north bank of thc Little Slocan river at its mouth,  known as David Booth's southeast eorner post,  thence west 80 chains, thenee north 20.chains,  tlience east 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, to  place of beginning. DAVID-BOOTH,  Nelson, B.C., April 21th, 1903. Locator.  NOTICE-  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for the right to  purchase the following;described" lands for agricultural purposes, situate in West Kootenay:dls-  trlct.B.C.. Commencing at a post planted on the  west bank'df the Slocan river, 20:chains moreor  less north of the Little Slocan'river at ornear its  mouth, known as'T.'M: Ward's southeast corner  post,;thence west 80 chains, -thenec.north 20  chains, thence east .80 chains, thenco soutli 20  chains to place of beginning.  Nelson������B.C.y'-v.      - T.Til. AVARD, Locator.  April 24th, 1903. ~ '  DAVID' BOOTH,-Agent'.  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Tfemont House  European aud American Plan  Meals 23 ets.   Rooms from 25 cts. to ?1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  Madden House  THOMAS MADDEN  PUOPRIETOU  Centrally Located  Electric Lightc  HEADQUARTERS^FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS *.  .  Baker and Ward Streets  Nelson, B. C.  Notice is hereby.given thatl, J. H. Matheson,  liitcml within tlictiine prescribe- by law ��� to.apply to the chief commissioner oflands and works  of the province of British'Columbia,-for alicense'  to prospect for coal' and petroleum.upon,-;the  lands hereinafter described arid commencing at  a�� post at* the northwest corner -marked J. H.  Matheson's n. w. corner post, thence 80 chains  east; thence 80 chains south; tlience 80 chains,  west;, thenee 80 chains' north to, the post of commencenient; These lands are situated on the  Flathead river and './International boundary,  about45 miles in asoutheasterly direction from  Elko,'B. C, on or near tlio'Flathcad river.-    ;  Dated May 23rd, 1903.* .*.   J. H. MATHESON.  Notice.ls hereby given that T,.Fred7-H.- Smith,  intend within the time prescribed by law to ap-1  ply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  of the province of British Columbia, for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the.  lands hereinafter described and commencing, at'  a post at the northeast corner marked-Fred H.  Smith's n. e. corner post, thence 80 chains west;  thence 80 chains south; thence 80 chains ea.st;  thence 80 chains north to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the Flathead  river and international boundary line, about 45  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B. C., on ornear the Flathead river.     . - .  Dated May 23rd, 1903. FRED H. SMITH.  Notice is hereby given that I, C. Wilson, intend within thc time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  tho province of British Columbia, for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum-upon tlie"_lan'ds_  -lieruinafter=described'andc6mnveneirig ata post  at the northwest corner marked C. Wilson's n.w.  corner post, thence 80 chuins south; thence 80  chains east; thence 80 chains north; thence 80  chains west to the post of commencement. These  lands are situated on the Flathead river, tliree  miles from the international boundary, about 42  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B.C., on or near the Flathead river.  ���Dated May 23rd, 1903. C. AVILSON.  Notico is hereby given that I, A. T. AValley; intend within the time prescribed by law to apply-  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of Britisli Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southwest corner marked A. T. AValley's  S.W. corner post, thence 80 chains north; thenee  80 chains east; thence 80 chains south; thence 80  chains west, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Flathead river,  one mile from international boundary, about 44  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, 13.  C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. A. T. AVALLEY.  Notice is hereby given that I, W. A. McPhee,  intend within the time prescribed by law to applv to the chief commissioner of lands and  worksof the province ofBritish Columbia, for a  license to prospect forcoal and petroleum upon  the lunds Hereinafter described and commencing at a post at thu southwest corner marked W.  A. .McPhee's s. w. corner post; thence 80 chains  east; thence80 chains north; theuce 80 chains  west; Ihence 80 chains south, to the post of commencement. Thcso lands are situated on thc  Starvation.creek, one mile from international  boundarv, about 56 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, II. C, seven miles east of the  Flathead river.  Dated May I8th,*1903. AV. A. McPHEK.  Notice i.s hereby given thatl, R. AV. Drew, intend within the time prescribed by law, to apply  to thc chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia, for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the land  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the northwest corner marked H. AV. Drew's  n. w. corner post, thence 80 chainssouth; thence  SO chains east; thence 80 chains north; tlience80  chains west, to the postofcommencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek, three  miles from the international boundary, about 54  inllcs in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  ���C, 0 miles cast of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. R. W. DREAV.  Notice is hereby given that I, Fred Starkey, intend within the time prescribed bylaw to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia for a license to  f>rospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  lereinaftcr described, and commencing at apost  at the southeast corner inarked Fred Starkey's s.  e. corner post, thence 80 chains north; thence 80  chains.east; tlience 80 chainssouth; thenec 80  chains west, to the post of commencement. These  la'nds are situated on the Starvation creek, about  three miles from the international boundary,  about 51 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B.C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. FRED STARKEY.  Notice is hereby given that I, J. AA'. Holmes, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of Britis Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described aud commencing ata post  at the northwest eorner inarked J. AA. Holmes'  n. w. corner post, tlience 80 chains cast; thenco  80 chains south; tlience 80 chains west; thenco  80 chains north, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Starvation creek  and international boundary, about 56 miles in a  southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C., six  miles east of tho Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. J. AA'. HOLMES.  .   Notice is hereby* given that I, Jes3le G. Kirk-  Jiatriek, intend within the time prescribed1 by  aw to apply to the chief commissioner of lands  and works of tlie province of British Columbia  for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum  upon the lands Hereinafter described and commencing at the northeast corner at a post  marked Jessie G. Kirkpatrick's n. e.' corner post,  thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains south;  thence 80 chains cast; thence 80 chains north, to  the post of commencenient. These lands are  situated on the Kishenena creek three miles  from the international boundary, about 46 miles  in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B. C, ou  or near tho Flatliead river.  Dated Mav 13th, 1903.  JESSIE G. KIRKPATRICK.  Notice is hereby given that I, Lizzie Gilker, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  : to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  'the province of British Columbia, for alicense to  Erospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  ereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the. northwest corner marked Lizzie Gilker's  n. w. corner post, thence 80 chains cast; thence  80 chains south; thence 80 chains west; thence'.  80 chains north to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on  the   Kishenena  creek, three miles from the international bouni-  ���dary, about 60-m'leB-iti-*i..��outl*easterljTdfreetion~  from Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1903.      ,   LIZZIE GILKER.  Notice is hereby.given that I, J. K. Douglas, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia for a license to  Srospeet for coal and petroleum upon the lands;  ereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked J K.Douglas'  S. E. eorner post, thence -804 chains west; thence  80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; thence 80  chains south,; to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the'Starvation creek,;  one mile from international boundary, about'55  miles iii a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  C, six miles east of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th> 1903. ;  . ...,..;. J. K. DOUGLAS.  Notice is hereby given that I, AV. E. McCandlish, intend within the time prescribed by law to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works of the province of British=Columbia for a  license to prospect for coal and petroleum upon  the lands hereinafter described and commencing  at a post at the southwest corner marked AV. E.  McCandlish's S.AV. corner post, thence 80 chains  north; thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains  .south; thonce 80.chains west, to the postofcommencement. These lands ure situated on the  Starvation creek, three miles from international  boundary, about 54 miles in a; southeasterly direction from-Elko, B.C., six miles east of.the  Flathead river. AV. E. McCANDLlSH.  Dated May 18th, 1903, -.'��� -  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B. C.  AVhite Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Dny House   .  in Nelson  "The Bar is the Finest  ..    GEO^ AV. BARTLETT,'  Proprietor  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that under the provisions of By-law No. 80, "Pound and Bog  Tax By-law," it is unlawful for any person to  suffer any horse, mule, bull or cow, sheep,  f;oat, pig or other cattle, or poultry to run at  arge within the limits of the City of Nelson.  Every owner of a dog in the City of Nelson is  required to pay annually a tax of two dollars  for each dog owned by him.  No person shall suffer or permit his dog to  run at large in the City of Nelson for which  such person has not paid the tax required of  him and unless such dog shall have around  his neck a collar or strap to whicn shall be attached a metallic plate to be supplied by the  city on payment oi the said tax.  AVarnfng is hereby given that any person  guilty of an infraction or violation of any of  the provisions of the above named by-law is,  in addition to the feos and charges set forth-  therein, liable upon summary conviction to a  penalty of One Hundred Dollars and the costs  of prosecution, and in default of payment to  imprisonment for a term not exceeding two  months.   By order.  D. C. McMORRIS,  City Clerk.  Nelson, B.C., April 8th, 1903.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. G. Nelson, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia, for a license to  prospect for coal and pctroleuni;Upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southwest corner marked A. G. Nelson's  s. w. corner post, thenee 80 chains north; thence  80 chains east; thenee SO ehains south; ihcnceSO  chains west to the post of commencement.  These lands nre situated on the Flathead river,  four miles from the international boundary,  about 41 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko.-B. C, on ornear the Flathead river.  ' Dated May 23rd, 1903. A.G.NELSON.  Notice is hereby given that-I, J.. E. Annable,  intend within thc time prescribed by law to npply to the chief commissioner of landsaud works  of the province ofBritish Columbia, for alicense  to prospect-for coal and petroleum upon the  lands hereinafter described and commencing at  a post at the southeast corner marked. J. E. An-  nable's s. e. eorner post, thence 80 chains north;  thence 80 chains west; thence 80 chains south;  thence 80 Chains east to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the Flathead  river, one.mile from the international boundary,  about-14 miles in a southeasterly direction from  Elko, B. C, on or near the Flathead*river.  . Dated May 23rd, 1903. J. E. ANNABLE.  Notice is hereby given that I, T.' Sproat, intend  within.the time prescribed bylaw to apply to the  chief commissioner of lands and works of thc  province of British Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at  a post at the northeast corner marked  T.-Sproat's N.E. comer post, thence 80 chains  south; thenee 80 chains west; tlience 80 chains  north; thence 80 chains east, to the post of commencement. These lands are situated on the  Flathead river, three miles from international  boundary, about 42 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.C., on or near the Flathead  river. " *T. SPROAT.  Dated May 23rd, 1903.  Notice is hereby given that I, Dave L. Dover,  intend within the time prescribed by law to applv to the chief commissioner of lands nnd works-  of'the province of British Columbia for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked Dave L. Dover's  S.E, corner post, thence SO chains north; thence  80 chains west; thcnccSn chains south; thenco 80  chains cast, Jo the postof commencement. These  lands are situated on tlie Flathead river, four  miles from international boundary, about 41  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  C. on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 23rd, 1903. DAVE L. DOVER.  Notice is hereby given that I,.D. McArthur, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of British Columbia for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the northeast corner marked D. McArthur's  N.E. corner post, thence 80 chains south; thence  80 chains west; thcnceSO chains north; thence80  chains east, to the post of commencement. These  lands are situated on the Starvation creek, threo  miles from international boundary, about 5-1  miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko, B.  C, six miles east of the Flnthend river.  Dated May 18th, 1903. D. McARTHUR.  Notice Is hereby given that I, John J. Malone,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  of the province of British Columbia for n license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described nnd commencing nt a post  at the northeast corner inarked John J. Malone's  N.E. comer post, thenco 80 chains west; thence  80 chains south; tlience 80 chains east; thenco 80  north, to the post of commencement. These  lands arc situated on the Starvation creek and  international boundary, about 55 miles in a  southeasterly direction from Elko, II.C, six miles  cast of the Flathead river.  Dated May 18th, 1903.        JOHN J. MALONE.  , Notice is hereby given that I, AVilliam O. Rose,  intend within the time prescribed by law to apply to Ihe chief commissioner of lands and works  of the province of British Columbia for a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at thc southwest eorner marked AVm. O. Rose's  S.AV. corner post, thence 80 chains east; thence80  chains north; thence 80 chains west; theuce 80  chains south, to the post of commencement.  These lands nre situated oh the Kishenena creek,  three miles from international boundary, about  47 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B.C., on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1903.       AA'ILLIAM O. ROSE.  Notice is hereby given that I, J. A. Irving, intend within the time prescribed by law to apply-  to the chief commissioner of lands and works of  the province of Britisli Columbia, for a license to  prospect for coal and petroleum upon the lands  hereinafter described and commencing at a post  at the southeast corner marked J. A. Irving's  s. e. corner post, tlience 80 chains west; thence  80 chains north; thence 80 chains east; thence  80 chains south, to the post of commencement.  These lands are situated on the Kishenena creek,  three miles from international boundary, about  47 miles in a southeasterly direction from Elko,  B. C, on or near the Flathead river.  Dated May 13th, 1903. J. A. IRA'ING.  Notice of Application to Transfer Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, A. K. Vaughan,  intend to apply at the next sittings of the Board  of LicenseiCommissioners for the City of Nelson  for a transfer of the liquor license now held in  my name for the premises situate on lot 10 in  block 1 of the City of Nelson, known as the Nelson Hotel, to Charles A. Barclay.  Dated this 6th day of May, 1903.  AVitness: A. K. A'AUGHAN.  A. M. JOHNSON.  . TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut anil carry away timber from the  following described tract of land: Commencing  at a post marked "A.K.F. S.E. Cor." and planted  near Pass creek, about four miles from Robson,  thence north 160 chains, thence west 40 chains,  thence south 160 chains, ihence cast 40 chains to  point of commencement.       A. R. FINQLAND.  Dated nt Robson, May 2nd, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after .  date I intend to apply to the honorable the  chief commissioner of lands and works for  u special license to cut and carry away timber  form the following described lands situate  in AA'est Kootenay district, British Columbia.  Commencing at a post planted on the Eust  bank of Fyfe creek nbout one mile north of the  north end of Cariboo lake being J. II. Christie's  northwest corner; thenco south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains; tlience north SO chains;  thence west 80 chains to the place of beginning  and containing 040 acres.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable tlieehief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to eut and carry away timber from the  following described land situate in AA'est Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing nt  a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  nbout one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lnke, adjacent to the northwest corner of J. II.  Christie's claim; being AVilliam Kirby's northeastcorner; thence south 80 chains; tlience west  80 chains; thence north 80chains; thence cast 8o  chains, to the plnceof beginning, nnd containing  640 acres. AVILLIAM KIRBY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.    '  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirty davs after  date I intend to npplyjto the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to-cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in AVest Koot-  enny district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  about- twomiles north of the north end of Cariboo  lake adjacent to the northwest corner of John  Fyfe's claim being Ross Thompson's southeast  corner; thence north 80 chains; thenee enst 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; tlience west 80  chains to the place of beginning and containing  610 acres.  ROSS THOMPSON, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.     .  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is heroby���givcn that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land situate in AVest Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe creek  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest corner of J. H.  Christie's claim, being John Fyfe's southwest  corner; thence north* SO chains; thence east 80  chains; thence south 80 chains; thence west 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  640 acres. JOHN FYFE, Locator.  ��� '��� ������  J. H.CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE/77  Notice is hereby given that thirty -days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands arid works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in AA'est Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the east bank of Fyfe. creek  about one mile north of the north end of Cariboo  lake, adjacent to the northwest corner of J. II.  Christie's claim, being J. Fred Ritchie's southeast  corner;.thence north 80 chains; thence west 80  chains; thence-south 80.chains; thence east 80  chains, to the place of beginning, and containing  640 acres,    v J. FRED RITCHIE, Locator.  J.H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  '-Dated 2nd May, 1903.    y        ; .y;;;! .���..���  \'.;>-;\;:y'.:'.:;/:':TiMBER7NOTiCE..:?'y'  Notice is hereby given that thirty davs afterdate I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands-and^works. for a special  "license to cut arid carry away timber from the  ���following described land, situate in AVest Kootenay district,-'-: British Columbia. Commencing  at a post; planted on the north end of Cariboo  lake being J. S.C. Fraser's.northeast corner;  thence east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;  thence west 80 chains; to the east bank of Cariboo lake; thence north 80 chains; following the  east bank of Cariboo lake to the place of beginning and containing 640 acres more or less.  J. S.C. ERASER, Locator.  -.- J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903. :  ',-'���' ., TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply.to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in AVest Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  a post planted on the shore of lower.Cariboo lako  being J. S. C. Fraser's southeast corner post;  thence 80 chains west; thence80chains north;  tlience 80. chains east, to shore of lake; thence  south along shore of lake to place of beginning,  and containing 640 acres more or less.  '   A   ��������� J. S. C. FRASER, Locator.  - J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after  ^date-I^intend^to^iipply-to-the'h.rioTable chief"  commissioner of lands and works fora special  license to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate in AA'est Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  ata post planted on Rooky Bluff east side of  lower Cariboo lake being E. E- L. Dewdney's  southwest corner post; thence 80 chains east;  thenco 80 chains south; thence 80 chains west;  thence 80 chains north to place of beginning.  E. E. L. DEAVDNEY, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on the east  bank of AA'atehand river nbout half a mile from  lake being E. E. L. Dewdney's northwest corner  post; thenco 40 chains cast; thence 160 chains  south; thence 40 chains west; thence 160 chains  north to place of beginning.  E.1_ L. DEAVDNEY, Locator.  J. II. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tho honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  lleenso to cut nnd carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate in AVest Kootenay district, British Columbia: Commencing at  n post planted on the cast side of Fyfe creek  being J. H. Christie's southeast corner post:  thenco 80 ehains west; thenco 80 chains north;  theuce 80 chains east; thence 80 chains south to  place of beginning.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Locator.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  TIMBER NOTICE. .  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I-intend to apply to the. honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate and being in  AVest Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing at a post planted on the east side of  upper Cariboo lake being J. Fyfe's northwest  corner post; thence 80 cnains east; thence 80  chainssouth; thence 80 chains west to shore of  lake thence north along shore of lake to place of  beginning.  J. FYFE, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 1903.  . TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner oflands and works fora special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in AVest Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post plantedon the east side of Barnes creek  being AV. H. G. Phipps southwest corner; thence  80 chains north; thence east 80 chains; thence 80  chains south; thonce 80 chains west to place of  beginning.  AV. H. G. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Also commencing at a post planted on the  bench east side of Barnes creek being AV. H. G.  Phipps southwest corner; thenee80chains north;  thence80 chains east; thence 80 chains south;  tlience 80 chains west to place of beginning.  AV. H. G. PHIPPS, Locator.  J. H. CHRISTIE, Agent.  Dated 2nd May, 190B.' The Nelson Tribune  3  THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE  DEPENDS ON THE ASPIRATIONS OF ITS "PEOPLE  There are two phases of the imperialistic  idea now before the people of Great Britain.  The one looks upon territorial acquisition ns a means of commercial expansion  and general financial gain by way of contributions to tho imperial oxcb.cqu.ei-. It  regards tho conquered as stnbblo to bo  burned by the lire of necessity, ignores  ���their customs aud traditions and tramples  on their finer patriotic feelings. It ignores the moral responsibility involved  niul is callous to the character of thoso  who aro to direct the undertaking.  The other is the fruit of minds saturated with an absolutounselfish patriotism.  Men, who A\Thilo recognizing the destiny  of this great empire, yet regard it not so  much as a right as a great trust. Men,  'while.looking over the history of mighty  empires of the past, study the cause of  their rise and decline. Men avIio ���would  follow Groimvell, and like he, find guidance in their highest .aspirations and  armed Avith this breastplate, go forth to  conquer in the full "conviction that then-  mission is foi- the cause of humanity at  'large and the glory of thoir country in  particular.  On, whichever -phase is adopted by  Great Britain in dealing Avith this great  question, will depend the success or failure of this colossal structure.  Never before in the history of thoworld  has thero been, an empire of such magnitude as the British empire presents today.  In point of size the achievements of nn  Alexander, a Hannibal or a Cortez pale  into insignificance, Avhile the dreams of  Napoleon seem circumscribed along side  of those of the late Cecil Rhodes in his  daring imperialistic ideas. The ambitions  were in one case prompted by pure territorial aggrandizement, A\rhile the other  vitwed this expansion solely from the  commercial standpoint nnd form an interesting contrast. Nor.has this magnificent- achievement of the British nation  -dimmed in any Avay the marvellous en-  ergu or aggressiveness of its people. Undaunted by apparent defeat on the one  hand*and firm in the conviction'on the  other that they are destined to become  the poAver of the Avorld, it is pressing onward in the march of territorial acquisition Avith that one goal in sight���to make  the flag of that land a lasting poAver for  the commercial, moral and spiritual uplifting of the peoples living under its  folds.  Endowed with a power in Europe far  beyond that Avhich its geographical position and size justify, England is only uoav  realizing the latent possibilities of this  great Domiuiou as a factor in the Imperialistic plan. The federation of the Australian colonies has opened a neAV chapter  in the Antipodes promising OA'entually to  solidify thai; center of British sphere into  an impregnablo rock of poAver for commercial expansion and Avise government.  In India the conihiercial vastness of that  empire is uoav even far from being fully  realized and the possibilities barely made  visible. The problem of Africa is truly  colossal and points to the revolution of the  ' trade of Europe when the projected interim* plans of communication shall have  been completed and the other nations of  the Avorld interested in that vast continent  shall havesettled doAvn to the business of  harvesting the kindly fraits of the earth  .with Avhich that land is so marvellously  -endowed- ���   Thus this great empire extending from  ���well nigh Greenland's icy mountains to  India's coral strand and knoAving nolong-  titude, an empire on Avhich the sun never  sets and from which the drums too of its  garrison hails the rising orb of day on  laud and sea, stands as a magnificent  monument to the aggressive spirit of expansion peculiar to the Anglo-Saxon race,  who while following their own civil and  religious liberties, yet rejoice in participating in the upbuilding of this mighty  empire on tho foundation of unity, -oeace  and concord. Thoy ask not that their local aims and ambitions shall mar the on-  Avord' march of this imperialistic idea,  only that Avise and beneficent rule shall  characterize tho actions of those ouAvhom  this tremendous responsibility rests.  No ono who has folloAved closely the attitude of king EdAvard towards his people  and those of foreign nations, since his advent to the throne, can but admit that he  is guided by *a lofty and sincere desire for  the welfare of his subjects. As if to emphasize this great birthright and in a manner to impress on the people the poAver of  the throne and the frailty of human life,  the suddencpostponement of the coronation this time last year carried a great  significance and value. That it has been  the means of influencing his rule is apparent and has been beyond a, doubt instrumental in transmuting possible ultra  monorchia! dreams into the broader sweep  of affection for his peoples and a deeper  realization of the enormous responsibility  of his mission.  Kingdoms may rise and^fall, dynasties  have their day and cease to be, republics-  founded on the principles of the larger  brotherhood may rise to the apex of success, but deep down in the human heart  there remains the desire for the figurehead. Avhich monarchial form of government alone can give. In republican  France and to the south of us the tendency  of the masses is in that direction in spite  of all the teachings of democracy built on  the shifting sands of political thought.  The great public heart beats in rythm  ���with the martial glory incidental to the  pomp and ceremonial of a conrt. "What  is more Avhether unconscious or not, it see  in a king or an emperor the physical embodiment and symbol of The One who is  above all and in all and for that reason  the secret yearning for this poAver in the  flesh AA'ill never die.  Taking this great empire as it stands today Ave find it made up of four great component parts.   Tavo of these, Canada and  Australia, may be called the heritages by  virtue of exploratory enterprise albeit in  the case of this Dominion. there entered  the element of conquest but it was not  that of a native people.   The other two,  India  and  Africa, represent conquered  lands nnd the consequent subjugation of  peoples, particularly the former, Avho have  iu them traditions and customs handed  doAvn through long years of residence.  Canada and Australia present up great  problems in the accomplishment of this  imperialism.   Made up of English speaking races, their iutersts are more closely  bound Avith that of thc motherland while  the tie thnt binds them is of a lasting nature.   In thc case of India aiid Africa,  hoAvever, thero looms up great problems,  particularly'.in the case of the former,  problems that require all the Aviso and be-  nificent rule possible to ox tend to these  peoples,"whose views of life are'so at variance A\*ith our oavu and hard to understand.  The problems of India will find a solution only in a fervent desire on the part  of Anglo-Indians to study more closely  the peoples that go to make up that "Vast  country Avith its three hundred million of  inhabitants..  The trouble so far has been  the "heathen" cry raised ,by early missionaries and taken up by all .AVhose occupations, whether military or commercial,  have taken thein there.   Thoy do not go  there with any great sympathy for the  Indian peoples, or prompted by a desire to  knoAv all that is possible about a land  Avhich wns at its.glory long before Europe  was dreamed of.   Rather do they go there  as a sort of duty on the one hand and penance on the other, and both actuated by a  secret wish to get back to the motherland  in a feAV short years.   From this indifference has arisen a want-.of understanding  of these peoples and friction Avhere there  should be harmony.   The Oriental views  life from so different a standpoint to that  whiscli the western world is accustomed,  that many things, if not studied, appear  ridiculous, Avhereas by shoAviug a disposition to investigate why certain things are  done there will be found a reason based  on common sense.   Particularly is this  the case Avith the religious rites and ceremonies and the A*eneration the peoples  have for the animal  Avorld.   Is it any  Avonder then that ill informed officials  Avho go there, with possibly good intentions, outrage the feelings of the populace  by suggesting that as a remedy for hard  times they should cultivate the cattle industry.   Another illustration of a Avroug  spirit that preATails in India;   At Cawn-  pur there is a monument erected to the  memory of the sad massacre at that place  during the mutiny built over a Avell. Over  the enclosure appears the notice "No na-  'tive may enter."   Is this a right feeling  to keep green toward a conquered foe?  Has England forgotten that Indian soldiers fought for her during that mad  period?   Has England overlooked the sacrifice made by Indians that English power  might endure?   Has England forgotten  the contemptible pettiness of opening a  wound that, should ha\*e healed by the  gentle hand of  time  and brotherly love?  Rather, let us hope, that such actions  come more from the head than the heart,  and that a too cumbersome machineiy of  government of that land is largely responsible for much that is irritating to the  native"population.   We hear much of this  great famine question ;*hoAV many people  have taken the trouble lo investigate the  cause ?   True, Avhen these great calamaties  come, they meet Avith a generous response  front the peoples of Britain, America and  others; but- that is merely a palliation of  the effect.   It is the cause that should receive the earnest consideration of the governments  of ��� Britain  and India.   How  many -people in the AA'est aro aAvare of the  actual causes .that turn a splendid land  flowing with milk and honey into a char-  hal house for tlie shrivelled bodies of the  starved.   There are several, due largely  to the financial drain and the usurpation  of native  manufactures by Lancashire.  To the imposing the English landlord system of rigid rents, taxes and lastly; more  than others'is the network of railways  which-make it possible-for-the unscrupulous speculators to SAveep aAvay the crops  of one district to a far off shipping point  or Europe.   It Avill come as a surprise to  most-people to be told that it is not the  want of grain in India that causes'the  native population to die of starvation, but'  the holding of immense  quantities  by  speculators in the great granaries, and  Avhether lightly. or wrongly, the native  financial poAvers refuse to fatten the speculator's bonk account, and so the famine  rages, all Avhile there is~ plenty in the  land at distant points.   In the old days  a system of granaries was established so  that years of plenty Avould offset years of  scanty crops, bet with the advent of the  railway,   the grOAvers give AA'ay  to  the  temptation to sell for export.   The study  of this recurring question of famines in  India is heartbreaking in its intensity.   It  is a question, hoAvever, that conlronts the  rulers of tho greater imperialistic idea and  calls for a solution, that it is possible for  them to give when free from the dictates  of commercial greed.  One other question is largely in evidence in that land���that of ' religion.  While they have been accorded the utmost  liberty in this direction, it is not too much  to say that any attempt otherwise would  haA'e aroused India as one man and our  rule would have ended. But Avhile granting these -religious liberties, England has  stood aloof and looks today at these teeming millions as ."heathens." Here and  there a Max .Midler or a Bishop Potter  arises and takes upon himself the trouble  to laok deeper into the magnificent philosophies upon which are based the great  religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.  The latter only quite recently has given  his unbiassed views of this great question  in the pages of a church paper, and after  personal investigation, concedes that the  Avestern Avorld has little or nothing in. this  respect that the Indian peoples have not  possessed from time immemorial.  In the case of Africa there will arise,  in fact have arisen, questions between the  Dutch and the British, and it cannot be  denied, in the light of history, that crass  incompetence and pompous rule is responsible for the first and second Boer Avars.  The servile sAvay exercised at Cape Toavii  by the early parliaments Avill eventually  be found to have been as incompetent and  as silly as that which lost to England the  United States at the instance of Whitehall  arrogance and stupidity.   There is a self  laudatory attitude assumed by Britain,  irritating in its intensity, Avhen dealing  ���with foreign countries, an attitude which  must be abandoned if this great imperialistic concept is to become a lasting actuality aud not a dream. While Canada and  Australia do not present these problems,  and Avill therefore go their respective way  in the upbuilding of this mighty empire,  danger Avill remain in the case of India  and -possible Africa, unless she Avidest recognition of tlie inherent rights of the  peoples of these two continents is adopted,  and what is more, a close sympathy extended to them���a sympathy born of  mutual tolerance and a sincere desire to  knoAv about their manners and customs,  ever remembering, in the case 'of India,  that far back iu the night of time civilizations have come and gone in that laud,  and Avhat Ave see today, fallen though it  bo, is still far greater than the Occident is  disposed to concede.  No empire AA'ill endure that, fails to recognize to the fullest the folloAving warning, tittered by a great teacher of religion,  more than fiA*e thousand years ago, to one  of the rulers of the land we have been  considering: "The Creator created power  for the sake of protecting Aveakness; do  not therefore come into hostile contact  with the weak and take care that the eyes  of the weak do not burn thee Avith thy  kinsmen. Weakness is more powerful  than the greatest power; for tho power  that is schorched by weakness becomes  totally exterminate. Do not, O King, in  tne enjoyment of thy power take wealth  from those that are weak. The tears shed  by Aveeping men afflicted by tyranny slay  the children and the animals of those that  oppressed them. When a weak person  fails to find a rescuer, the great rod of  divine chastisement falls."  Spain, by the improper exercise of her  poAver, failed to become Avhat might have  been her destiny���a world bOAver for the  advancement of her conquered lands^-but  she fell through failure to rise to the great  responsibility entailed on her and through  oppression. The opportunity is now presented to England, and on the purity of  its statismen Avho -will direct her destiny  in this greater imperialism Avill rest the  lasting power of her SAvay.  F.- W. Pbttit.  Nelson, B.C., June 9th. __  NELSON DEFEATED AT ROSSLAND.  The Nelson and Rossland baseball teams  met for their first game this season at  Rossland on Sunday last. Judging from  the reports that appeared in the Rossland-  Miner and the Evening World, the game  was a trifle mixed from the start. The-  first Avrangle was over the umpire. Captain Houston of the.Nelson team had a-  heart-to-heart talk Avith captain Gibson of  the Rossland team,-the former claiming  that it was very necessary to have for  umpire a man Avho Avas above suspicion.  The latter, hoAvever, thought any old kind  of.aiLumpire would. flo,.anr1 et-nnft pot-fox-,  a Rossland barber named Burken. Mr.  Burken is a good barber, but tho worst  umpire in Kootenay. So poor on umpire  is he,-that his own home team kick as  much against his decisions as do the members of visiting teams. Captain Gibson is  an old-time ball player, and he must know  that a good ball game should only have  the minimum of kicking against the umpire. The game was a close one, and at  times marked with good plays. Nelson  had a new pitcher in the box and he did  good Avork.   The score is beloAV:  ROSSLAND.  (Arthur Gee  efflerchant Tailor  Tremont Block  llakcr Street  CHOICE SPRING  and  SUMMER GOODS  Latest Cut  .Latest Styles  JUST ARRIVED  New Spring Goods  Ol" THE LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  . and Behvarp Serges.   A fine line  of Pantings of the latest styles  I'rlees to suit the times.- Cull and see them.  John Smallwood   ���  AVard Street  MERCHANT TAILOR  FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT  INSURANCE  MINES AND  REAL--ESTATE  BAKER STREET  NELSON. B.C.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd*  Real Estate a..d  Qeneral Agents  JOSEPHINE ST.  NELSON, B.C.  Ftank   Fletche*  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  ,  AB  Holland, c      6  Costello, p 5  Vaughan, 2b I  Gibson, ss.'.-..'...'.-:.'."..... -I  Shelton, lb............... 5  Lcighton, If  1  Felion, 3b..........'.... .'������ 4  Harris, rf ... ..... 4  Sheer, ef       1  n    nit   po ��� ; A. E  2      2     12 5 1  0      t      3 3 0  2      12 2 1  12       2 2 0  1.3       2 0 2  0       12 0 1  0       1       2 2 2  0 .    10 0 0  0      1      10.0  Totals    ....  ...39       6     13     27     14  NELSON.  AB  ... 4-  P.O. Box 563  Oflice: Kootenay 8t., Nelson  Qeo. M. Gunn  Maker of first-classhand-madc Boots and  __^S___s__T__ieDalring-JicJitly-and firom.ttlly.-__.  _��. done, satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Ward St. next new'postoffiec bid INelsoi-i  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUICDEF- AIND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done   Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postofllce   .   Cor. Front and -Willow  NELSON  AA'atson^p . ...���  Mclntyre, lb......  a  Giegerich, cf 5  Mills, 2b 5  Houston, ss  5  Mallette, rf  4  AVhittett,c  1  Eacrett, If 4  Neelands, lib 4  JJH    PO  -2���l-  2      8  2      0  .0      0  1  11  0  1  Totals   .40  5     13     24     11,  Rossland  Nelson ...  SCORE BY INNINGS.   ..1   0   1  0   1   1   1  0   1-6   ....0  0   12  0  0  2  0  0-5  SUMMARY.  Two base hits, Gibson, Shelton, Felion, Eacrett.  Three base hits, Costello. Earned runs, Rossland  1. Struck out, by Costello, 12; by AVatson, 10.  AVild pitch, Costello. Balk, AVatson 1. Base ou  balls, by Costello 2; by AA'atson 1. Passed balls,  Holland 2; AVhlttctt3. Double plays, Felion to  Gibson to Costello to Vaughan; AVatson to Houston. Time of game ono hour and forty minutes.  Umpire, Burken.   Scores, J. F. Stattor.  AN UNIMPORTANT MEETING.  There wore present at the meeting of  the city council on Monday night mayor  Rose, aldermen Irving, Kirkpatriek, Bird,  Gilker, Selous, and Hamilton, city clerk  McMorris, city engineer McCulloch, cemetery caretaker Allen, a beardless hoy aud  tAVO reporters. So little business was  transacted that one of the reporters  dropped off asleep and was suddenly  awakened from a political dream hy the  ringing of the curfew hell. The aldermen all appeared Avilling that everything  to be done should be left in the hands of  the mayor; they even going so far as to  suggest that he paint the city's electric  light poles himself, and paint them any  color he liked, provided he selected a different color from that used on the telephone company's poles. The mayor was  authorized to remove the shacks from the  Avater front; to'electric light the streets  on Dominion Day and keep the cost out  of the city's grant to the celebration committee; and make additions to the reception committee with but one proviso, that  is, he must add "Big Bill" Galliher,  M. P., and John Houston, Avho Avill be an  ex-M. P. P. by Dominion Day, to the committee. The only other business transacted was consideration of the cemetery  bylaAV. It Avas changed to suit the churches  and fraternal societies and read a third  time. Nothing was done regarding the  commencement of operations on the new  electric light power house.  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Uphol-  : sterlng,- Turning, Bandsawing,���*��� Grill  Work and other novelties.: Our No. 4  Spring is the best on the marketo Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON, B. 0.  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT and FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine street  Nelson, B.C.  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES.  ' Electric rates for the month of May arc now  due and payable at the city office. If paid on or  before tho 15th of Juno a rebate of lu per cent  will be allowed.   By order.  I). C. McMORRIS,  Nelson, May 30,1903. City Clerk.  AUCTION SALE  OK  VALUABLE CENTRAL CORNER  RESIDENCE PROPERTY  "Under and liy A-irtue of the powers contained  in a certain mortgage, which will be produced at  the time of the sal" **- " *"* ~"������* * '���*  by public auction,  tloneer, at his offl , ���.   ...    Nelson, B.C., on Monday, the 29th day of June,  A.D. 1903, at the hour of 12 noon, the following  property: The southerly halves of lots 13 and 14  block 34 (being the northwest corner ol Mill and  Hall streets), City of Nelson, B.C. On the property is erected a large dwelling with modern conveniences. -For terms and conditions of sale apply to E. A. CREASE, Mortgagee's Solicitor.  Dated 4th June, 190rt.  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  Notice is hereby giveii that the first sittings of  the Court of Revision, for the purpose of hearing  all complaints against the assessment for the  year 1903, as made by the assessor of the City of  Nelson, will he held at the city offices, Nelson, B.  C, on Thursday, the llth day of June, 1903, at  two o'clock p.m. ����� C. MCMORRIS,  Nelson, B.C., May 8,1903. City Clerk.  NOTICE.  The time of the flrst sittings of the Court of Re-  viilon has been extended to Thursday, July 9th,  1903, at the same hour and plaecfc  McM0URIg  Nelson, June 2nd, 1903. Chief Clerk.  WANTED.  /-GARDENER, to work on shares two acres  VJ first-class land; has been worked for five  years; two blocks from the tramway line, Faii-  vlew.   Address P.O. Box 119, Nelson, B.C.  _     ANNOUNGEOTENT  X  ���  ���  Borden's Condensed  Milk Company  Originators of Condensed Milk���Established 1857. ~  PROPRIETORS OF THE CELEBRATED  PEERLESS BRAND EAGLE BRAND  ���  X  x  x  %  i  i  ��� '*_M&i:  v4^_h:^  I  1  I  iSlfl  litis I  Evaporated Cream  Condensed Milk  iff  -*J?**'��_'Sy*.pl  r4^v&**.t& l  ���ts>Si-A"__'  fiHI  m&r&tcCnJ&tib.  Having established a BRANCH FcACTORY in Canada, are now -preparedfiofi'i^iM  supply customers throughout the trade with their brands.       >      ,. 7/;^-.v"[^d^^^?M  SOLD BY ALL GROCERS AND BY  (T$*%**_?_5j  tffi_S__  _L__L -H';S:|if ������'_%���;:_r^_flw'_f%<__W��-____:--!vi*lE^3'77gliKlBJ^  X^L+:'"> ��� Ll mV^rnWJ l_��0_______cl?__k^��W��lO  ���^m--?^^^--~:':----^^:~*?m���^f^jSmW,^mW^^mT.mmwmVmmm9?.mm^mmX^  '^ytyi'^ftSiS^ja^gsj  *"2*��-v*Sf'  Nelson -Wholesale  The "BORDEN BRANDS^ represent the highest possible standard.  Leaders for o'ber 40 years.  Retail hy T. S. McPherson, Morrison & Caldwell, J. A. Irving, T. J. Scanlan.  ^iSlli  p  ROSSER'S  Second, Hand Store  and  China Hall  New and Second Hand Goods of every description bought and sold. Call in and look over  the stock before sending east for anything.  Ooods Rented  I^ti-st-Class Warehouse  Por Storage  WESTERN CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT*  AGENCY  Baker Street, West,  Next to C.P.R. Ticket Office  Phone 2G1A  P.O. Box 588  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Dealers in  Coffee, Teas. Spices, 'Baking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  OUR  GOODS are P*"1' A^d selected from the best in the various  ������ = lines.   In order to get the -best, please buy from us  direct, and %e guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson, "B.C.  Telephone 177  P. 0. Box 1S2  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WATER  Every small bottle contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  Put up in Packages to SniKhe Trade  Brewery and Office:  Latimer Street, Nelson, IU'.  P. Burns&Co,  Wholesale  and  Retail  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelaon.  BRANCH MARKETS at Kaslo, Ymlr, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail,  firand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Rossland, Slocan City, Moyie, Cranbrook,  Ferule and Macleod.  NELSON  BRANCH  MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  Orders by mall toIany.Branch wlllj[re.ce_vc prompt and careful attention.  ���    ��� \m   .. ������   ���        ���"��� ' -^^i^^������I    I...11       ��� ���    ��� ��� ���   I    ������      .!���   I     ���!��� ��� ���^���������^������ p |     ���,  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS BY MAIL recoive_prompt  and careful attention.  E_. C. TRAVES, Manager,  K.W.C. Block, Nelson  GELIGNITE   The strongest and best Explosive on the Market  Hamilton Powder Company  Manufactured  Uy the   CEO. <*. TUNSTALL, JR.  District Mgr., Nelson, IM*.  Manufacturers of  High Grade Expl&ives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder The Nelson Tribune  The ). H, Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd*  Importers   and  Dealers  Shelf and  Heavy  In  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Graniteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers  (Artists' Materials  Engineering'and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  SMusical Instruments  JNELSOJN  Picnic Time  Has cArrived.   So Have Our  In all sizes.   Vary in price from 25c to 50c.  Fresh Strawberries arriving daily.  J. A.  Houston Block, Nelson.  IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  large  irry  Stock of  The Latest Pattern!-,  Come and make your choice  Before Houte Cleaning  Linoleums  SEE    OUR   GO-CARTS  All prices.   We can suit you.  D.   McARTHUR  &  CO.  Furnitufe   Dealers  and   Undertakers  Morley & Co* Nelson, B,C  BIRTHS.  Weave���Born at Nelson on Friday, the  ISth instant, to tho wife of Gerald A.  Neave of Latimer street, a daughter.  MARRIAGES.  Conliffe-Walkbh���Married at Rossland on Saturday, the 6th instant, Mr.  M. Cunliffe to Miss M. Walker, hoth of  Rossland; Rev. 0. W. Hedley officiating.  DEATHS.  Masterson���-Died at the Kootenay  Lake General Hospital, Nelson, on Tuesday, the 9th instant, Charles Masterson;  aged 40 years.  H0TTE-7PERS0NALS.  D. McKechnie of Slocan City is at the  Madden.  ������������������������ ������������$���$<**���<* ������*���+++��  John Philbert of Ymir  the Sherbrooke.  is registered at  Starkey & Co.  Wholesale Provisions  Produceand Fruits  Representing  R. A. Rogers ��& Co., L,d., Winnipeg  N. K. Falrbank Co., ��� Atorvtreal  Simcoe Canning Co.,    -' ' Simcoe  Office and Warehouse,  ��Josephine  Street:  INelson, B. C.  SMOKE  Ttfcfcctt Cigar Co's j Monogram  Union Label Cigars /  Marguerite  K*  George E. Tgcfcett's Cigarettes  Only Unloti'Made Cigarette in Canada  Karnack  T. & B.  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  Agents,for B.C.  GRQCERS  Vancouver, B.C.  Cash  Advanced  on  Consignments  Jacob Green & Co.  At^ioneers,  Appraisers/ Valuators  General  Commission Agents  ^fy.      Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  m  V  m-  We have just received a large consignment of  Monserat  JLime Juice  and  Morton's  Raspberry  Vinegar  The very best summer drinks manufactured.  The prices are right and the drink excellent.  Robert Morrison of Nakusp is registered  at the Club hotel.*  J. H. Moran, New Denver, and A. Er-  skine Smith of Camborne are at the Hume.  J. A. Overman, - a railroad man from  Spokane, is registered at the Nelson house.  - E. G. Hope-Johnstone of Scotland arrived in town yesterday and is registered  at the Queen's,  John Monaghnn of Cranbrook and  Robert Stewart of'the Venus Mine are  staying at the Royal.  A. G. Giles of Whatcom, Washington;  A. Erickson of Spokane; and A. S. Gray  of Kokanee are at the Tremont.  Russell Stewart from the state of New  South Wales, Commonwealth of Australia, is registered at the Bartlett.  L. A. Campbell of Rossland, manager  of the AVest Kootenay Power & Light  Company, was at the Phair yesterday.  D. Ross, Missoula, Montana; A. Mc-  Dougal, Sandon; and J. Shannon, Lardo,  are registered at the Grand Central. ,  ' Gust Johnson of Ymir and C. Hedburg  from tho North Star raino in- East Kootenay came in last night and are registered  at the Klondyke.  J. C. Keith, J. R. Keith, H. J. Potter,  and G. W.-Keith, farmers from near Portland, Oregon, are staying at the Silver  King. They are on their way to Midway,  in the Boundary country. ���  A. F. McKinnon, who was chief of police here during a part of 1897 and in 1898,  is spending a few days in town. He is  now working in the Ymir mine cyanide  mill.   He registered at the Lakeview.  LOCAL NEWS NOTES,  An informal meeting of the city council was held yesterday, and it *was agreed  that the city would take a minimum of  100 electric horse-power from the West  Kootenay Power & Light Company for  the remainder of the year. T.he city was  taking 85 horse-power from the company  at the time the alternating current machine burned out. The machine that  burned out is practically worthless, and it  is a waste of money repairing it. It was  purchased during the summer of 1899, and_  isaifnobsoleterpattiefn.  Captain Robert Irving, manager or the  Kaslo & Slocan railway, passed through  Nelson this week en route to St. Paul.  He reports his road having, had its share  of trouble from: snow-slides, mud-slides,  and raging mountain streams. All breaks  have been repaired and taains are running  regularly.  *' Calamity Curve," the lowest point on  the Columbia & Kootenay railway between Nelson and the Columbia river  bridge, was reported this morning dangerously near being under water. The  " curve " is between the Kootenay river  bridge and Beasley siding.  Charles Masterson died at tho general  hospital on Tuesday and was buried on  Thursday. Although his brother, J. W.  Masterson, is a well-known business man  of Ymir, he was not even notified of his  brother's condition while in tho hospital  or of his death afterwards.  RED IRVINE & CO.  Ladies' French  Wash  Kid Gloves.  Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Milli-  nery, Carpets and House Furnishings.  |J. AI Gilker s|  ���������*>������������*<.������������������������.>������������������������?  A. E. Hodgins; left hero with the First  Canadian Contingent who went to South  Africa. Captain and Mrs. Hodgins are  expected in Nelson within a few days,  and thoy will probably remain until Mr.  Hodgins disposes of his property interests,  when they will return to South Africa,  where they will make their home.  Spring and Summer Stock  complete in every Department, consisting of a Magnificent Assortment.  J. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd,  Aberdeen Block, Nelson.  Bunyan & Longhurst have reopened  The Palm, in the K. W. C. block, aud are  doing a nice business already. They  serve most delicious summer drinks and  ice cream. They also keep everything in  the way of vegetables and green groceries.  Dougald A. Cameron, superintendent of  the Union Jack mine, on Porcupine creek,  Ymir district, was in Nelson for a day or  two this week. His mine is looking first  rate and the wagon road to it is in good,  condition.  Dr. Alexander Forin, who was in charge  of the Miners' Union hospital at Slocan  City for over a year, is now located at Edmonton, Alberta. The doctor's many  friends in Kootenay wish him success.:  William Kirkpatriek of Yinir was in  Nelson yesterday. He reports politics the  one subject discussed in that town, and  wonders what will happen if the elections  are not pulled off early.  The Imperial Brewery began delivering  beer for the first time this morning.  Georgo F. Motion is in charge of the delivery wagon. The Imperial is Nelson's  third brewery.  Thomas Hodgins of Toronto, accompanied by his wife, is making a first visit  to Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Hodgins have  an interest in Nelson, as their son, captain  Mrs. John Houston, of Carbonate and  Hall streets, returned on Sunday night  from a month's trip to Victoria. She expects to take first prize,* if a prize be  given, at the first anuual show of the  Nelson agricultural society, for the finest  display of garden grown- flowers and  plants. A-.-.   .  About six weeks' ago Mrs'. E. R. Atherton of Sandon and.her two little children  went east to visit "relatives at her old  home in St. John, New Brunswick. Yesterday Mr. Atherton received a telegram  saying that the eldest child, a boy of four  years, had died suddenly from convulsions.  -    ' >!,.*-  Invitatioac aro issued for- tho- xrmxriago-  on Monday next of Walter Clayton, assistant postmaster at Nelson, to Miss  Ruby Maze, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  William Stubbs', at their -residence on  Edgewood avenue.    -  Conductor Bradshaw, who runs oii the  Slocan River branch of the C. P. R., says  the water is now higher at Slocan City  than during any year that he has been  running to that town. ���  The Bank of Montreal has increased its  capital from ��12,000,000 to $13,379,240,  and its rest from $8,400,000 to $9,000,000.  Banks and newspapers are groat moneymakers.  Paul Victor Lothe of Cincinnati, secretary of the Active Gold Mining Company,  operating in Ymir district, was in Nelson  several days this week on business.  The intermediate base ball teams of  Nelson and- Trail will play, on the recreation grounds this afternoon. : Betting is  two to one. in favor of Trail.  The Canadian Bank cf Commerce is  centralizing all its West Kootenay business at Nelson;^The=Sandon"branelris=to=  close on June ,80th. ..  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shonfeld, who  have resided in Nelson since 1900, left on  Thursday for Toronto, where they will  make their home.  John A. Irving & Co. will make a run  on picnic baskets and fresh strawberries  this afternoon and three days next week.  Keep cool by making purchases of lime  juice and raspberry vinegar from J. A,  Kirkpatriek & Co., Limited.  Rev. J. Burtt Morgan -will occupy the  pulpit in the Presbyterian church on Sunday.  Archie Fletcher of Kaslo is in Nelson���  the first time in ten years.  4>  .ft  /is  /i\  m  i  Ladies' White and Colored  Blouses  and Shirt Waists, each from 75c. up  Ladies' Silk Waists  $3.50  Ladies' Linen and Lawn Skirts ; . 1.50  Ladies' Rainy-Day and Dress Skirts 2.00  Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits   Ladies' Silk Monte Carlo Coats   Ladies'Silk Dress Skirts  18.00  Ladies'Silk Underskirts.._   S-oo  Ladies' and Children's White Wear.  o  Ladies' White Underskirts  75c. up  Ladies' White Corset Covers .... 25c up  Ladies' White Muslin Nightgowns 75c. up  Ladies' White Muslin Drawers... 25c. up  Children's White and Colored Dresses.  4  to  Men's White and Colored Shirts.  Men's Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers 50c.  Men's Natural Wool Summer  Shirts '  and Drawers   Men's White Night Shirts.   75c.  Latest Styles in Collars and Cuffs.  Scarfs, Ties and Neckwear.  MILLINERY.  Ladies' Straw Sailor Hats, each      25c.  Ladies' Ready-to-Wear and Patterh Hats  in the latest styles, and Novelties from  some ofthe leading designers'.  Dress Goods in all the Latest Materials and Shades.  Summer Lawns, Muslins, Dimities, Organdies, Batistes, Linens, Ginghams at all prices and qualities.  Carpets, Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Rugs, Blinds, Curtains, Portieres, Etc.  AT PRICES AWAY DOWN.  AH Carpets and  Oil Cloths Made  and v Laid free  OF CHARGE.  FRED IRVINE &G0  Sole Agents  for . Butterick  Patterns.  sir  w  Y  Y  Y  W  w  w  ty  ty  ty  ty  Y  ty  ^'^^^\^.S^'^^^^^^^^��'m\m\^\d\4bm^A<l^'<-^-^-^--ri'-'   -  <~   f ^ ^ ^ ^ L^  Jubilee Celebration.  At tho church of Mary Immaculate on  Wednesday, June 17th, there will be a  solemn commemoration of tho silver jubilee of the pastor, Rev. Father Althoff,  who was ordained priest at Mechlin, on  June 15th, 1878.   The scene of his long  and arduous labors was chiefly in Alaska,  whither he  volunteered  to   go  a few  months after his ordination; and could  we collect some reminiscences of his .pastorate,' we  would doubtless see in the  churches and missions he has established  together with the hospitals and schools he'  has founded, many reasons why he should  feel consoled for his labors; not to mention that most sublime" of all consolations  which the priest of God derives from his  faithful  administration as physician of  souls.   Although he has yet spent scarce  eight months among his flock at Nelson,  he is beloved by all and no pastor could  more heartily enter into the home life of  his people in trouble as well as prosperity,  and always, with the same sympathetic  kindness and willingness to be of service.  His love for the beauty of God's house is  amply  testified  by  the  handsome and  costly ornaments he has presented to the  church, as also a handsome altar and bell  in thanksgiving for the honor and happiness accorded him.: Though the Catholic  population  of Nelson are not an over-  demonstrative people, yet they, like the  rest of hiunanity, recognize a good thing  when they see it; and it goes without  saying that they will make a supreme effort to testify on this occasion their affectionate gratitude for the many and unostentatious sacrifices which their good pastor has already made in their regard:  His lordship the Right Rev. Bishop Don-  temvill, O. M. I., will be present for the  occasion, as also the neighboring clergy  with the parishoners and their friends.  Solemn high mass will be celebrated at  10:30 a. m. on Wednesday, and benediction at 7 -20-p. m. It is expected that the  attendance at both sendees will be convincing proof of the1 sincerity of the congratulations tendered on this happy jubilee, which places a silver crown on the labor of those long years in the vineyard  and which is but a shadowy reflex of the  gloriousand-imperishablecrown���waiting-  those" who have " Sought Him early and  found Him."  Baker Was Re-Elected.  The twelfth annual convention of the  Western Federation of Miners held at  Denver, Colorado, adjourned sine die on  Wednesday evening. Charles H. Moyer  and William D. Haywood were re-elected  president and secretary respectively without opposition. The matter of the selection of'permanent headquarters was postponed for one year, but tho location of  temporary headquarters for that time  brought on a warm contest between Butte  and Denver, resulting in the latter's favor by a vote of 180 to 75. Butte captured the next convention by a vote of  140 to 99. Vancouver got a complimentary vote. John C. Williams of Grass  Valley, California, received 190 votes and  Avas elected vice-president over Joseph  Ryan of McCabe, Arizona, with 60 votes.  The following compose the new executive  board: J. L. Lewis, Globe, Arizona; L.  J. Timpkin, Wardner, Idaho; James T.  Murphy, Butte, Montana; D. C." Copley,  Waltman, Colorado; James McKane,  Terry, South Dakota; James A. Baker,  Slocan City, British Columbia.  Spring Medicine  Our Compound Extract  of  The  Palm  Fruit and Vegetables of all Kind  Fresh Trout nnd Canned Goods  Soda Fountain  Ice Gteam-Parioi?  COLD MEATS AND COOKED HAM  If you are going fishing or picn icing call  on 11s for a lunch.  Bunyan & Longhurst  K.W.C. Block, Ward St., Nelson.  Sprteg^Summer  ___TENDERS-WANTED.  Sarsaparilla  Cleans out the System, tones up the Digestive  Organs, makes a Good Appetite, regulates the  Bowels, and is wonderfully beneficial in all rundown conditions.  LARGE BOTTLES (regular ?1 size) each  SIX BOTTLES for -JS4.00  75c  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  We are showing the most beautiful assortment  of Newest Millinery Styles evcy exhibited in the  vicinity.  The Latest Styles in Trimmed and  Ready-to-Wear Hats  For Women, Misses and Children. WV exhibit  ,Millinery that is correct in Style and appropriate  for Spring and Summer wear, at  The Lowest Prices ever Quoted  in this vicinity  Actually 50 per cent lower than you can buy elsewhere. Call and see us���you will be cordially  welcome. You will undoubtedly see something  to please you at A VERY LOW PRICE.  THE ENFIELD CO.  COSTUMERS AND MILLINERS  Baker Street, next door to the Hudson Bay Stores  UABOR UJNIOIViS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 90, W. F. M.���  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in  Miners' Union Hall, northwest corner Baker  and Stanley streets. Wage scale for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50; hammersmen,  $3.25; mine laborers, $3. J. W. Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially invited.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned  up to noon on Wednesday, the 25th dav of June,  llJ03, for the supplying of���  GROCERIES]  MEAT,  BREAD, .      .  STAPLE DRUGS, ���  COAL,  To the Provincial Gaol, Nelson, from the 1st  day of July, 1903, to the 30th day of June, 19(M.  List of articles required may be obtained at the  Government Agent's office, Nelson.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily Tac-  ccptcd. ROBERT A. RENWICK,  Government Agent.  Nelson, B. C. 12th June, l!K)3.  TIMBER NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days after  date 1 intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner oflands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district. British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the south bank of the Little  Slocan river ono hundred and fifty (150) yards  above its mouth, thence west one hundred and  sixty (ICO) chains; thenco south fQrty (40)chains;  thenee east one hundred and sixty (100) chains;  thenec north forty (<10) chains to the place of beginning. TI10S. M. WARD, Locator.  DAVID BOOTH, Agent.  Nelson, B. C, June 9th, 1903.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days after  date I intend to apply to tho honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works fora special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the east bank, at thc mouth  of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan  river on its south bank, thenee east one hundred  and sixty (100) chains; thence south forty (40)  chains; tlience west one hundred and sixty (100)  chains; thence north forty chain.s to the place  of beginning. DAVID BOOTH, Locator.  ���  Nelson, B. C, June 10th, 1903.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post planted on the west bank at the mouth  of a creek about four miles up the Little Slocan  river, on its south bank, thence west one hundred and sixty (100) chains; thence south forty  (40) chains; thence east one hundred and sixty  (160) chains; thence north forty (40) chains, to  place of beginning. E. A, ROLF, Locator.  DAVID BOOTH Agent.  Nelson, B.C., June 10th, 1903.  Application For Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I, Edward O'Sulli-  van, intend to apply to the board of license commissioners of the City of Nelson at the next meeting, held thirty days after date, for a license to  sell liquor by retail on the premises known as  the Sunnysiue hotel, situate on lot 11, block 87,  Nelson, B. C. EDWARD O'SULLIVAN.  Nelson, B. C, June 13th, 1903.  a&--

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