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The Nelson Tribune 1903-08-29

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 ��(~(U  rtbnne  X  THE TIUBUNE  IS TIIK OLDEST   NEWSPAPER  l'KINTED  IN  THE  KOOTENAYS  Saturday, August 29, 1QQ3  NELSON IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COI.U5IBIA  The Liberal-Conservatives, as  a Party, Stand for the People and not for an Individual or an Organization.  A review, for the week closing- today, shows little change in  the political situation. There were bursts of enthusiasm at one  or two points, owing* to the nomination of candidates,  but no general interest is yet noticeable, and none  need be looked for before the beginning of October.  Most of the fall fairs take place in September, and  people cannot well be interested in two things at the  same time. The Tribune has advices from the nine ridings  in the Kootenays and from the two over in the Boundary, and  it is fairly safe to predict that the Liberal-Conservatives will  carry seven seats out of the eleven. The nominees of the Liberal-Conservatives are not of a class, but of the people. They  have named a physician in one riding, a printer in another, a  merchant in another, a clerk in another,, and a railway conductor in another. None of the nominees of the party are men  of one idea; all stand for the people as a whole. None of them  are pledged to legislate solely in the interest of an organization, whether the organization represents capital (like the Provincial Mining Association) or labor (like the Western Federation of Miners). Laws to be good must be general, not special, in their scope. Organizations, like individuals, are inclined to be selfish; and the most baneful legislation British  Columbia has had has been legislation in the interest of individuals who had a pull with the government of the day. Were  organizations to get a like pull, the legislation would be equally  bad for the province.  THE LIBERAL-CONSERVATIVE PARTY-STANDS  FOR THE PEOPLE, as against the individual and the individual organization.  Taking the nominees of the party in Kootenay, no one of  them can be singled out as standing for selfish interests.  Thomas Caven in Cranbrook riding is a man whose property  interests have been acquired from savings earned as an employe  of the Canadian Pacific railway. He represents the people  who have made Cranbrook one of the flourishing and progressive towns of the province. He is in close touch with the people; the people who work for a living. He did not come to the  front because of his father being prominent in politics.  William Hunter in the Slocan is well known to the pjgpjeJiL  That vicinity; so well that anything The Tribune might say  would appear to be as if written to fill space. He is the riding's pioneer merchant. He helped to build steamboats on  Slocan lake, and ran them when there was little in it but glory.  He staid with the country and took the bad with the good.  Thomas Taylor hi Revelstoke riding has lived in Kootenay  for fifteen years. He began work for the C.P.R. at Donald;  then went to Revelstoke; was appointed mining recorder for  Trout Lake mining division; was elected to the legislature; is  now a member of the largest mercantile firm in the riding. All  of which indicates that Mr. Taylor has grown up with the  country.  George A. Fraser in Grand Forks i.s a druggist. Seven  years ago he was a citizen of Rossland, then a boom mining  town. * He was elected an alderman at the first election in  Rossland and stood at the head of the poll. He is just as popular   in   Grand   Forks   today  as he was in Rossland in April,  1897.  Dr. George E. Spankie in Greenwood stands high in his profession. He is a young man, and has not been boosted into  position through family influence. He is well liked, because he  is capable.  Harry Wright in Ymir riding is a clerk, who worked from  subordinate situations up to be mining recorder and assessor  and collector for the most important district in the province.  He has an intimate knowledge of the needs of the people of the  ridino*, and is not trying to gain office as a special pleader for  one class of men.  Robert F. Green in Kaslo riding is a pioneer. He was a  laborer along the C.P.R. as early as 1885. In iSSS he was a  merchant at Illecillewaet.    In 1881 he removed to Ainsworth.  Tho hill for tho payment by the Dominion-government ol* .*$]���) 11 ton on lead  mined und smelted in Canada is as follows. It has been introduced and read a  first time:  An Act to provide for the payment of  bounties ou lead contained in lead-bearing  ores mined in Canada.  His majesty, by and with the advico  and consent of the senate and house of  commons of Canada, enacts as follows:  1. The governor in council may authorize the payment of a bounty of 75 cents  per 100 pounds on lead contained in load-  bearing ores mined in Canada, such bounty to be paid to the producer or vendor of  such ores: Provided, that the sum to be  paid a.s such bounty shall not exceed  !*j-y00,000 in any fiscal. year: ' Provided  also, that when it appears to tho satisfaction of tho minister charged with the administration of this act that tlie standard  price of pig lead in London, England, exceeds 12 pounds 10 shillings . sterling per  ton of 2240 pounds, such bounty shall be  reduced proportionately by the amount of  such excess.  2. Payment of tho said lxmuty may be  made from time to. time to the extent of  GO i)or cent upon smelter returns showing  that the ore has been delivered for smelting nt a smelter in Canada [since the '10th  of June, J _08.] The .remaining 40 per  cent may be paid at the end of the fiscal  year, upon evidence that all such ore has  been smelted in Canada.  2a. If at the close of any year it appears  that during tlie year the quantity of lead  produced, on which the bounty is authorized, exceeds 33,833 tijus of 2000 pounds,  the rate of bounty shall lx* reduced to such  sum as will bring the {payments for the  year, within the limit ]nient-ioned in section 1. '  3. If at any time it appears to the .satisfaction of the governoilin council that the  charges for transportation and treatment  of lead ores in Canada, are excessive, or  that there is any; discrimination which  prevents tho smelting (jf such ores in Canada on fair and reasonable terms, the governor in council may ij/uthorize the payment of bounty, at such reduced rate as  he deems just, on the lead contained in  such ores mined in Canada and exported  for treatment abroad.  4. If at any time it appears to the satisfaction of the governor iu council that  products of lead aro manufactured in Canada direct from lead ores mined in Canada  without the intervention of the smelting  process, the governor in council may make  such provision as he deems equitable to  extend the benefits of this act to the producers of such ore.  5. The said bounties shall cease aud determine on tho 30th day of June, J DOS.  0. The governor iu council may make  regulations for carrying ont the intention  of "this act.  7. Chapter S of the statutes of 1901,  entitled An Act to provide for the payment of bounties, on lead refined in Canada, is repealed.  There will bo a rally of the Liberal-Conservatives in the rooms of the party tonight. There will be speaking and  music and refreshments.  Both Parties  One Has  Making Nominations  e 16; the Other 22  The nominated candidates for members  of the legislative asssembly are as follows:  CONSERVATIVES.  Chilliwack���J. L. Atkinson, merchant.  Cowiohan���E. M. Skinner, land surveyor.  Cranbrook ��� Thomas Caven, railway  conductor.  Grand Forks���George A. Fraser, druggist.  Greenwood���G. E. Spankie, physician.  Kamloops���V. J. Pulton, lawyer.  Kaslo���Hon. R. F. Green, minister of  mines.  Nanaimo City ��� Edward Qnennell,  butcher.  Nelson City���John Houston, printer.  Okanagan���Price Ellison, farmer.  Revelstoke���Thomas Taylor, merchant.  Similkameen���L. "W. Shatford, merchant.  Skeena���C. ��� W. D. Clifford, miner.  Slocan���"William Hunter, merchant.  Yale ��� T. J3> McMauamrin., ��� railway  trackhian.    Ymir���Hariy Wright, clerk.  LIBERALS.  Chilliwack���C. W. Muni'o, tanner.  Columbia���"W. C. Wells, sawmill owner.  Comox���F. McB. Young, lawyer.  Cowichan���J. N. Evans, farmer.  Cranbrook���J. H. King, physician.  Esquimalt���John Jardine.  Fernie���E. C. Smith, farmer.  Grand Forks���Neil $_cCallum, fanner.  Greenwood���J. R. Brown, lawyer.  Kamloops���F. J.Dea'ne, editor!  Kaslo���John L. RetaJlack, mine-owner.  Lillooet���George'San'son, physician.  Nelson.City���S. S. Taylor, lawyer.  Newcastle���D. W. Murray, blacksmith.  New Westminster-' City ��� John C.  Brown, politician. '    '.  Okanagan���T. W. Sterling, farmer.  ���Skeena���P. Hermann cannery owner.  Similkameen���AV. J: Snodgrass, farmer.  Slocan���R. A. Bradshaw, merchant.  The Islands���T. W.: Patterson, contractor.  Yale���Stuart Henderson, lawyer.  Ymir���Alfred Parr-politician.  SOCIALISTS.  Fernie���J. R. McPherson, miner.  Grand Forks���John;Riordan, miner.  Revelstoke���John W. Bennett.  Kaslo���S. Shannon; assayer.  Nanaimo City���J. H. Hawthornthwaite,  xumeiv-,. . ���--.-   .,-^^.<.<.:-;*-*,..��_,;���- ,���;-...-���-���.-���-.  Newcastle-r-P.,'Williams, miner.  INDEPENDENT LABOR.   -  Atlin���John Kirkland, miner.  Slocan���William Davidson, miner.  Edward Queniell, an ex-mayor, has  been nominated oy the Liberal-Conservatives to contest Nanaimo City. It is not  likely the Liberals will nominate a candi  date, as his chances would be hopeless in  a three-cornered contest. Tho Socialist  candidate is J. H. Hawthornthwaite, who  sat in the last legislature.  : Judging from the follo*\ving clipping  from the Similkameen Star, (Liberal), the  Liberals are not a happy family in Similkameen riding.   The Star'says:  "Wisely or not, the Star has refrained  from any participation in the iuteruicine  strife now. going on over the result of the  Liberal convention over a month ago. Indeed, the Star had no hand in its genesis  and therefore had little or no reason to  become embroiled. In all humility and  with all deference to the disputants, the  suggestion is made that they meet together aud talk the matter over, selecting  the president of the Provincial Liberal  Association or any other competent person as arbiter, and cease quarrelling like  a lot of Kilkenny cats."  Duncan Ross of Greenwood, Liberal organizer for the interior ridings, i.s in Nelson. He says when he goes back to  Greenwood he will slay J. Peck McSwain,  the only Liberal humorist in the province.  Asked as to whether he had got his share  of the Mclnues-Gilmour campaign fund,  Mr. Ross smiled and said, "The Liberals  are poor and proud, as wo are all the descendants of prince Charlie."  New Westminster vs Vancouver  First game won by Westminster in IS  minutes.  Quarter   Time���New  Westminster   1,  Vancouver 0.  Second game won by Westminster iu 1  minute.  Third game won by Vancouver in (!  minutes.  __,Fourth Goal^-New^JN-Ostuiinster-Jn^-S-  minntes.  Fifth Goal���Vancouver in 3 minutes.  Sixth Goal���Won by Vancouver in 3  minutes.  Teams tied, 3 each at timo.   They aro  now playing extra quarter to decide tie.  Ottawa, August 20.���Shamrocks were  beaten here today by the Capitals, (i to 5.  New York, August 20.���Tho regatta  committee of tlie Now York Yacht Club  has decided thnt today's race between Reliance and Shamrock shall be postponed,  owing to the high wind and heavy sea  outside Sandy Hook. The decision was  reached ar a meeting held in the yacht  club nt 7 o'clock this morning, at which a  despatch was read from C. O. Iselin, saying that at a meeting hold on hoard tlie  tender Sun tarn at Sandy Honk this morning it had been decided in consequence of  the prevailing gales that no attempt should  bo made to race the yachts. Whether or  uot a race will be sailed on Monday i.s not  yet known, but the probabilities nre that  there will be one.  fi London, August 29.���In approving of  sir Thomas Liptou's reported determination not to challenge again for the America's cup, the Globe this afternoon voices  the feeling which marks all the comment  on the cup racing, saying: "There comes  a time when constant and inevitable defeat wearies even the most enthusiastic,  .aucUsm-Thomas - is-weliadviscd-to-relin--  quish the struggle while his pluck is so  generally recognized and before his failures have become a jest. While the  American yacht builders are superior to  their English rivals we are not likely to  regain the cup."  London, August 29,���Dr. Krause, thc  former governor of Johannesburg, was  released from Pentonville prison today.  He was convicted on the charge of inciting Cornelius Broecksmau, the former  public prosecutor of Johannesburg, who  was executed by the British, to murder  John Douglas Forster, an English lawyer  on the staff of lord Roberts, and on January Kith, 1902, was sentenced fo two years'  imprisonment.  Pi-iti-, Indiana, August 211.���A Wabash  train carrying the St. Louis and Cleveland league basi'ball teams was wrecked  early this morning at Napoleon, and  several of the playi rs were hurt. Another  train was made up at Peru, nnd it is  thought the reams will arrive at St. Louis  for the game this afternoon. The wreck  was caused bv the misreading of a signal.  A year later he went to Kaslo. For fifteen years he has been  in the front rank of the men who have stood so often between  miners and prospectors and the hardships and privations caused,  by depressions. As a member ol the legislature, his votes show  that he has had the courage of his convictions. He is now  minister of mines in the McBride government.  John Houston in Nelson City is a printer, who works at that  trade every day in the year except Sundays. Me has lived in  Nelson for thirteen years. He has disbar ed a quarter of a  million to wage-earners in Nelson. He buys ins clothes in Nelson. He has enemies. He has held office. I-L lights all his elections in the open. His friends say he will bo at tlie head of the  poll when the ballots are counted on October ;,ist next, and his  friends are the men who made Nelson, what it is today,  the third city in commercial importance in British Columbia,  New York, August 28.���Sir Thomas  Lipton, aboard the Erin, declared]:]today  in an interview that he would never challenge again for the America's Cup until  a man had been found in England who  equalled Nnt Herrshoff in yacht designing and building. Tho baronet admitted  his disappointment at his failure, and  ^fraiiJcly'said'thafrhe'had'no^H&p^of'win7  ning even n single race. He said: "If  the day ever comes when England produces a Herrshoff, then I will challenge  for the cup again ; but it will not be until  then. It is unpleasant to be compelled to  admit it, but tho brains in boat building  arc on this side of the water. I am a  most disappointed man. My hopes were  high when I left .home, for I surely believed wo would carry bade the cup.  Yesterday's flukeonly prolonged the agony  forme. I do not want to win on slips,  and I regret Reliance's failure to get over  the line as much as anyone could." Sir  Thomas said lie hnd no fault to find with  the way in which Shamrock* was handled.  "I hope," he said, "thut we will get a  good 25-knot breeze and a heavy sea tomorrow. Then we will have had all the  chances of the calendar to try tlie.Shain-  rock's <iualitios.'" He denies that he intended to challenge for the Brciiton Reef  Cup.  London, August 2!).���A ealile despatch  was sen! to sir Tliomas Lipton today offering to guarantee the expense if in? will  arrange a series of five races between the  Reliance and tlie Shamrock 111 with their  crews exchanged.  There i.s a striking difference between  the committee rooms of the two political  parties iu Nelson. The rooms of the Lil>-  eral-Consorvative party, at the corner of  Bilker and Josephine streets, are clean  and well-lighted. Then; nre chairs and  fables, aud all the lending daily newspapers are kept on file. The doors nre wide  open from 8 o'clock in the morning until  12 o'clock nt night. Thi! rooms of the  Liberal Party, on Vernon .street, next the  new postollieo building, nre dark dav and  night. There nre benches and a table, and  no literature except the Nelson Economist  and the Rossland Miner. The doors are  always closed. The one is representative  of the open-handed hospitality that is  a chnracieristic of the western mining  camp. The oilier is representative of tin  class win) nre afraid that they will give  something away nnd get nothing in return.  London'. August 28.���The foreign ollice  has received a despatch from the Britisli  consul at Beirut notifying the authorities  liere of the assassination of William C.  Mamelssen, the United States vice nnd  deputy consul at that place.  The Nelson and Ymir Candidates of the Liberal Party  Hope to Win by Gradating  Falsehoods and Hot Air.  The  candidates   of  the  Liberal Party in Nelson and Ymir  cannot be truthful.    In Nelson, the candidate of the party stated  on the platform that the Liberal party had not granted an acre  of land to an}' railway company.    The  Liberal   Party  rushed-  through  the  house  of  commons a vote to give Mackenzie &  Maun millions of acres of land���not only the surface rights of  the land, but all the mineral in the land and all the timber on -  the laud���for building a railway that began nowhere and ended  nowhere.    They also voted this firm hundreds .of thousands of  dollars for building a  wagon road fourteen miles long.    How  many  acres  of  laud iu expired  land grants have been revoted '  by the Liberal Part}' since, it has held office at Ottawa ?  Nothing *  can be-gained by stating falsehoods, but the Liberal candidates ���  in Nelson and Ymir know that lies, plausibly circulated, are the '  strongest cards they can play.    Their one hope of success is-to  mislead the people.  Rossland World:    "Jack Bowman and Harry Mitchell, engi-  " neers  at  the  Center  Star  mine, on going up to�� work this  " morning were told that their services   were  dispensed  with;  "They had taken part in the celebration.    How does Rossland-  " like it?"    Yet, E. B. Kirby, the manager of the Center,Star1*  mine, is a head push in every organization in theprovince that-:*  has -denounced.: the provincial' government:."' He" is   one "of" the"  head push in the Provincial Mining Association, an organization that is after the scalps of all candidates for the legislature  who will not kowtow to it.    E. B. Kirby in Rossland discharges  employees at the mine he manages because they take part in a  celebration gotten up by C.P.R. trainmen and miners and citizens of Rossland.    Kirby is a member of the Provincial Mining  Association.    Sidney  Stockton  Taylor, 'K.C, in   Nelson, proclaims from the platform that he is the one friend of union labor  in all Kootenay.    Taylor is a member of the Provincial Mining  Association, and  will   do Kirby's bidding.    Kirby and Taylor  31  I  make a good team.  ���"Much newspaper space is devoted to the past relations between premier McBride and John Oliver; how that they were.  political bed-fellows, and now that they are political enemies.s  Iu the election campaign of 1900, Joseph Martin was premier  aud his government was made up of straight Liberals, and every  candidate running in the interest of his government was a  Liberal. John Oliver was one of these candidates and was  elected. During the session of 1900 he voted with Mr. Martin  on every division except two. During the session of 1901, Mr.  Oliver voted with Mr. Martin ou twenty-four divisions and  against him on two. At the session of 1902, Mr. Oliver voted  with Mr. Martin on 34 divisions and against him ou 39. At  thc last session, he voted against Mr. Martin four times, there  being few votes taken during thc session. During the four  sessions of thc last legislature, John Oliver (Liberal) voted with  Joseph Martin (Liberal) ou 79 divisions aud against him on 47  divisions. John Oliver (Liberal) voted with Richard McBride  (Conservative) on 85 divisions during the four session and  against him on 79. There was not anything in common between Oliver and McBride during the last legislature, and there  is not anything in common between them now. McBride was  born a Conservative; Oliver was born a Liberal. McBride is  premier; Oliver would like to be. The people are not at all  interested as to why John Oliver voted oftener with Joseph  Martin than against him. What the people are interested in,  i.s what premier McBride will do if he aud his party are placed  in power on October 31st next. They want to know what the  Liberal-Conservative Party stands for on all questions that concern Britisli Columbia's welfare, and party candidates, whether  they be Liberal-Conservatives or Liberals, who can only dwell  ou thc dead past are unfit to represent the party in the next  legislature. The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1S17.    Iiicorporuteil 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 MOIWT  ROYAL, G.C.M.G.,  I'rcsiilent.**  J HON. G. A.  DRUMMOND, Vlce-ITesident. E. S. CLOUSTON, iicnerii]  Miimiikit.  1 NELSON BRANCH SSffSr-S' A* "��� BUOtV},iy.^r.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  Willi which Is iiiimlj-Hiiiiituil  The Bank of British  Columbia  PAID UP CAPITAL J 8,700,000  . reserve fund        Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER 78,000,000 *  HON. GEO. A. COX, President     B. 15.  WALKER, General Manager  -Saving--   Bank   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  j INECSOIS  BRANCH  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,   IVIui-itiKei-  The Nelson Tribune  Founded in 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PKOPItlKTOKS.  McDonald Block, Baker Street.   Telephone 120.  i-r  n  '������m  m  II  The Evening Tribune  ADVERTISING RATES. ��� Display atlvertise-  jients will be inserted in The Evening Tribune  and The Nelson Tribune (six insertions a week)  at the rnte of FIFTY CENTS per inch per week,pit y-  able on Monday of each week. Single insertions,10  cents an inch on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 20 cents an  Inch on Saturdays.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���The Evening Tribune and The Nelson Tribune will be delivered  by carrier in Nelson for FIFTEEN CENTS a week,  or FIFTY CENTS a month, payable in advance.  LIBERAL-CONSERVATIVE  CANDIDATES.  HON.  ROBERT F.  - FOR KASLO  GREEN  JOHN HOUSTON  FOR NELSON CITY  HARRY WRIGHT  .,.,..,  FOR YMIR  WILLIAM HUNTER  FOR SLOCAN  THOMAS TAYLOR  FOR REVELSTOKE  GEORGE A. FRASER  FOR GRAND FORKS  THOMAS CAVEN  FOR CRANBROOK  DR. G. E. SPANKIE  FOR GREENWOOD  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1903  No objections have been filed to any of  the names on the voters' list for Nelson  City riding. This is in striking contrast  to what was done in 1900, when objections were taken to 495 names. There  may be names on the list for Nelson City  that may not be entitled to be on, but if  so they are not on for any purpose of  fraud. Men make Nelson their home who  spend probably most of the time outside  of Nelson. These men -work for a living,  and when not at work, look on Nelson as  their home. These men are entitled to a  vote, and they prefer to vote in Nelson,  yand by"sS^5in^fc_So^aM"_iM'iI^ti_ig���coHr  trary to law. Judging from newspaper  reports, much the same course has been  pursued in all the eleven ridings in the  southeastern portion of the province. Efforts have been made to get a full registration by both parties, but no effort has  been made to take undue or technical advantages. The party who has the most  votes will win.  Since the recent conference at Vancouver of the provincial executive of thc Liberal Party, the management of tlio Liberal campaign lias been placed iu charge  of a Steering Coumiittcu. One of the duties of the Steering Committee is to steer  candidates away'from danger. Tlie candidate of the party iu Nelson lias been advised, so it is reported, to devote less attention to Labor and more to Capital. It-  is claimed that unless Sidney Stockton  Taylor, K.C, can rise above the discussion of his opponent's stand on labor legislation, he is hopelessly beaten. It is reported that Liberal organizer Ross has already given Sidney Stockton tlie tip, and  that from this time on candidate Taylor  will not devote any more time to the Labor vote, but will devote his entire attention to winning over tlie support of the  members of the Provincial Mining Association, some of whom tire said to lie Liberal-Conservatives.  R. A. Renwick, government agent, has  been gazetted mining recorder for Nelson  mining division and assessor and collector  for Nelson assessment district, and for all  other positions held by Harry Wright,  who is now the candidate of the Liberal-  Conservative Party for Ymir riding. It  cannot well be charged that the government is using the offices for the advancement oi* their political fortunes, for Mr.  Renwick i.s a most impartial official.  The Kaslo Kootenaian (Liberal) finds  fault with the gouernment for ordering  Alexander   Lucas,   mining    recorder   at  Kaslo, to open a sub-recording ofiice   at  Poplar Creek.   The opening of the ollice  will be an accommodation to tho prospectors in that section, and the accommodation is not likely to entail extra expense ou  the country.   That,  however, is not the  phase   of the question with whicli the  Kootenaian is concerned.   It sees practical politics underlying the whole matter.  Poplar Creek is in Trout Lake mining division, and Trout Lake mining division is  under the jurisdiction of the government  agent at Rev.lstoke,  and not under the  jurisdiction of the government agent at  Kaslo, and the Kootenaian connot understand why the man in charge of the sub-  recording office at Poplar Creek should  not have been sent from Revelstoke, instead of from Kaslo.   The only concern  the people have in the matter is: First.  Is the sub-recording office at Poplar Creek  necessary?   Second.   Is the man sent to  act as mining recorder competent?   The  people care very little as to the fine points  raised by the Kootenaian, and care-not at  all as to whether Alexander Lucas, who is  to  open  the  office at Poplar' Creek, is  friendly   or   unfriendly to Hon.  R.   F.  Green, minister of mines.  The yacht races for the America's Cup  may be great sport to the few, but what  good have they done? The yachts aro  mere racing machines, and their designing and building have been of no apparent  advantage to shipbuilding as an industry.  Then- handling in races is left to a few  professional sailors, and it is doubtful if  any real benefit results to sailors as a  class. Were contests like the one for the  America's Cup confined to yachts built  for service, and the course the Atlantic  ocean from a point in Ireland to a point  on the Newr England coast and back, the  sport would not be confined to a few rich  men, but would be engaged in by rival  ship-building finns, and the best sailors in  the world would take part in the sport.  A boat that could cross and re-cross the  Atlantic would be serviceable for years  after a race, and the men sailing it would  gain experience that would be of advantage to them in their every-day work.  Sir Thomas Lipton will have spent $2,000,-  000 in his tliree attempts to lift America's  Cup, and will get it all back in the greater  lalcTof^'Tipon^TSi^'nuKl^^lpSou-r  Hams," but the business of ship-building  and the sailor's trade will not be benefited  to any appreciable extent.  The Kamloops Sentinel (Liberal) sees  all sorts of splits in the Liberal-Conservative party, and predicts an easy victory  for the Liberals. No doubt, there are  splits in the Liberal-Conservative party;  but there are no chasms that cannot be  bridged over between now and election  day. There is a gulf separating the two  wings of the Liberal Party; and it is so  wide that it cannot Im bridged except at  an enormous cost���nnd Clifford Sifton  will not stand for tlie. price, the ������ohabilifu-  tion of Joseph Martin.  Tho Rossland Miner, a newspaper  owned by tlie War Eagle, Center Star,  aud other mining companies operating at  Rossland, declares that it is " unalterably  " opposed to the candidature of John  " Houston because of his being under cor-  " poration control, but that it will bo  " loyal to the Conservative party and to  " Hon. Richard McBride." Poor old  Conservative Party, and poor Richard McBride, what have they done to have  gained the favor of such a paper!  A Retrograde Policy.  Tlie advocates of the Grand Trunk Pacific are describing their plan as a great  constructive policy, and are trying to put  its opponents in the light of mere destructive critics, pessimists, persons lacking faith and courage. This is confusing  the issue. The strongest objection to the  plan is that it i.s destructive���that it is  calculated to destroy or impair tlie valiant investments made by the country in  national railways and waterways. We  have spent $8(i,000,000 ou the canals and  ��75,000,000 ou tlie Intercolonial. The government, some timo ago, took steps to  increase the value of these investments.  It spent public money in deepening the  canals; it extended the Intercolonial to  Montreal.   It has now declared in favor  of a policy that will cut the throat of the  Intercolonial, and that disregards the advantages of our canals and national waterways. Elaborate calculations are made  to show that the new all-rail line will  carry grain as cheaply as tho lake and rail  routes.  The whole policy is actuated by hostility to government ownership. Money is  diverted from the improvement of waterways to the building of a huge colonization railway. The government has refused to extend the Intercolonial from  Montreal to Georgian Bay, or from the  lakes to Winnipeg. By those two lines,  even without acquiring the C.P.R. north  of lake Superior, it could at once have ptir-  ticiputod in tlie carriage of western freight  by lake and rail. It could have admitted  tlie Grand Trunk into the same field by  simply giving it running rights from Winnipeg to Port Arthur. Tlie whole equipment of tlie Grand Trunk and Intercolonial, witli all their eastern connections,  would have been available for western  trade.  There is no objection to the building of  more colonization roads. The objection  is to the money and energy of the country being diverted from the publicly  owned railways and waterways���diverted  from the business of transportation, the  business that is now available and waiting to be handled. A true constructive policy would increase, not impair, the value  of our investment in canals and in the Intercolonial railway.  In the Land of the Ready Pistol.  Since thc duello wa.s outlawed iu tlie  South shooting ou sight has, says a writer  in the New York Post, come into vogue,  especially in Alabama, aud i*eceut occurrences seem to indicate that parts of South  Carolina and Kentucky are growing nervously percipitate about using pistols. It  is against the law to carry concealed weapons in Alabama; yet a judge on the  bench has to give special warning that if  any are carried in the court room during  a   trial   he   will   punish   the   offenders.  Judge Thomas, the other day in giving  his charge to the grand jury, said that  three times as many deaths resulted in  one year from homicides as resulted in  one year of the Transvaal war, and that  Alabama stood in the list of states and  territories where homicide is most frequent. "A sad reflection," he went on,  "that in this 'land of the free and home of  the brave,' with its vast commercial in-  tercoxu-se, the average citizen is in more  danger of being murdered than lulled by  a railway accident. Does the rate of homicides tell of too many cowards who  sought unfair advantage of their fellow-  man, and the same rate tell of too few  brave men obeying the law of God and  man?"  Stopping off at Montgomery a few days  ago, a South-Western Limited passenger  got the impression the first day that there  was a great deal of "gnu-fire" in the ordinary conversation. It sounded absurd;  he felt that it was a kind of bravado, not  serious. Yet he heard Federal Secret  Service men talk in a similar vein; and  that night after supper, when buying a  cigar, five shots rang out nearby. They  followed one another like a bunch of fire  crackers. Across the street, in front of  the most conspicuous hotel���as public as  if it had happened on the sidewalk in  front of the Madison Square hotels���a  man fell prone.  Across the street a crowd gathered. On  the outer edge it was explained: "One  United States deputy marshal shot another." And while pushing in, for no  reason except to see what everybody was  trying to see, the. Limited passenger heard  variations of this, uttered in calm- tones.  "Here," said a young man, "let me out  and you can have my place"; and there  on the flagging lay a still figure, upon its  breast a newspaper with blood showing  through it. "Oh, yes; he's dead. He  didn't live more than a minute after those  five bullets went into him." some one observed. The toes turned up. There were  polished, old fashioned Congress elastic  top shoes on the feet; the trousers had  been unbottoned at the top; the head  faced the overhead street lights with shut  eyelids.  "What was it for?"  "I don't know.    They had been playing  =poolJuJheJ)_lliard_roo__,=and^ca*ai(_=oufc.-  One said, 'Yes, I'm the man,' and backed  away, and the other followed him up and  put five shots in his breast."  "I suppose," questioned a man with  glasses, "that it wtis justifiable?"  "Oh, there is always something. I  know Traimnell; saw him in the marshal's office only two hours ago. Did  they take him to "the lockup?"  "There were tliree policemen standing  right by him. They grabbed him. He's  in the jail."  "Well, I suppose they had to take him  there," suggested the compassionate person.  "Wlio beat at tlie bull'game?" asked a  young fellow of another, to pass the time  of day, so to say, while shouldering into  (lie front where the corpse lay, with a  white-boarded surgeon standing helplessly  over it. "Atlanta. Most curious game  you ever saw���squabbling all through it.  Here he is���I can see him. Taylor, they  say his name was."  "Ho looked like a ruffian. Went bankrupt a little while ago."  The Grand Trunk Agreement.  Mr. Blair made a forcible speech last  week against the government agreement  with the promoters of the Grand Trunk  Pacific. There was not much new in the  speech, but tho objections to the scheme  from a business standpoint were strongly  emphasized. But, unfortunately, the  agreement is signed, and however strong  the argument against it may be it will not  be amended by so much as the dotting of  an i or the crossing of a t. The government has a majority, and that majority  will put the agreement through.' Th'e  great council of the nation, as we sometimes call parliament, is not cutting much  of a figure in the transaction.  Lessees Are Making Money.  Parties who have leases ou mines in the  Arlington group, near Erie, are reported  doing very well.   Nels Nattstead, who is  working the Micawber under lease, is in  Nelson witli his first carload of ore, selling  it to the Hall Mines smelter. Companies  that could not make properties pay are  leasing their ground to practical miners,  and these practical men find no great difficulty in making good cleanups.  ORE SHIPMENTS  [For tlit- Week Ending Sutunliiy, August 'i'Jml]  TO N S  Granby mines, at Phoenix  7,So8  Mother Lode mine, near Greenwood  4,640  Snowshoe mine, at Phoenix  2,160  Emma mine, near Phoenix  501  Summit mine, near Greenwood  480  Athelstan mine, near Phoenix  150  LeRoi mine, at Rossland  5,55��  Oro Denoro, near Eholt  561  Center Star mine, at Rossland   1,620  War Eagle mine, at Rossland  960  Kootenay mine, at Rossland  330  LeRoi No. 2 mines, at Rossland  8ro  Jumbo mine, near Rossland  150  Giant, near Rossland  30  Spitzee mine, near Rossland  30  Total    25,780  The tonnage from tlie gold-copper mines of the Boundary  and Rossland mines took a jump last week, aud exceeded  the shipments of the previous week by 2166 tons. The  output of tlie mines of Nelson district, whose shipments are  not reported, and of the mines iu the Slocan, whose shipments are only reported monthly, were up to the average.  At no time during the last two years has there been a  better feeling in the mining camps of Kootenay and the  Boundary.  NELSON IS ALL RIGHT  The electric light debentures are in the hands of the printer,  and when completed and signed by mayor Rose will be forwarded to Parr's Bank, in London, England. Arthur Davies of  Calgary, Alberta, has secured an option on them-at par, which  is a good price for a 5 per cent debenture, when the present  state of the money market is taken into consideration. The  issue is for $150,000, and the money will be used in erecting an  electric power plant on Kootenay river, at a--site about ten miles  west of Nelson, and not far from the West Kootenay Power &  Light Company's- power station, which is one of the largest  electric power stations on the Pacific Coast. Under the most  favorable conditions, ifewill take a year to erect the city's power  station and install the machinery; but when the work is completed Nelson will be in a most exceptional position. She will  have an up-to-date power and light plant, which will make her  independent. While Nelson will not compete with the West  Kootenay Power & Light Company for the sale of power outside  the city limits, she will be in a position to furnish, within the  city limits, power at a price that will make Nelson a manufacturing center. In addition, she will have ample power to furnish  incandescent lights at a low rate, and light her streets as uo  town of her size in the world is lighted. Everything conies to  those'who'iiave^pluckrpers^  of Nelson pluckily undertook the ownership of public utilities;  they persistently fought to retain the ownership of these utilities ; and they have patiently waited until they had the money  in sight before undertaking the work of erecting a power house  for one of these utilities.    NELSON IS ALL RIGHT!  The Political Situation at Nelson.  The following from the Vancouver Province is a fair sample  of the misleading reports telegraphed from Nelson to Liberal  newspapers at Vancouver and Victoria:  Nelson, August 22.���(Special)���The Conservatives   here   who  are   opposed to the candidacy of  John Houston in the riding propose to   place in  the field a man in opposition to him.    While he  received  the  nomination  at  the convention, the  delegates of the faction opposed to him remained  away, and to  that fact his opponents ascribe the  easy victory of Houston in the matter of the nomination.  The Taylor Campaign Committee know that their candidate  is beaten, but they hope to stiffen the part}' in other ridings by  reporting dissensions iu the ranks of the Liberal-Conservative  Party at Nelson.    The "special" from ��� Nelson to the Vancouver  Province is untrue in every particular.    The Liberal-Conservative nominating convention   at  Nelson was attended by every  delegate elected, except three (all railway engineers, whose duties  compelled them to be out of town the night the convention was  held), and, in addition, the convention was attended by all the  alternate  delegates   elected.    These  delegates were elected at  duty advertised public meetings. No delegates remained away  from the nominating convention because of dissatisfation or  "soreness." The Liberal-Conservative Part}' in Nelson is more  united iu its support of John Houston than the Liberal  Party is in its support of Sidney Stockton Taylor, K.C. --> Sidney Stockton Taylor, K.C, will not get one Liberal-Conservative vote because of his personality, or because of his political  principles, or because of any stand he has ever taken on local  issues. John Houston has Liberal friends who will not sink  their friendship because of politics; he has the support of Liberals who believe he is neither a violent partisan nor a political  blatherskite; aud he has Liberals working for his election who  know that he can always be depended ou to work for the best  interests of Nelsou aud the Kootenays. Which of the two candidates, then, is more likely to draw strength from the party of  the other? The relative strength of the two parties iu Nelsou  is unknown. The Liberals may be in the majority, or the  Liberal-Conservatives may be the more numerous. There has  been 110 election held that fairly tested the strength of the two  parties, and all statements as to the relative strength of the two  parties are mere guesses. But John Houston's friends and  supporters say they will return him at the head of the polls 011  election day, and they are generally credited with having the  ability to do what they say they will do.  IT IS TIME FOR ACTION  The almost assured sale of the electric light debentures is  having a good effect. Even among residents who have opposed  civic ownership of the electric lighting busiuess there are evidences of a change of front; they say Nelson has a future. As  time passes, Nelson's central location and attractive situation  are becoming recognized, and it is very generally admitted that  Nelson is the best adapted place iu the interior for handling  great gatherings of people. It has good transportation facilities,  large hotel accommodations, a magnificent stretch of smooth  water, aud recreation grounds right in the center of the town.  The climate is such that there is good out-door weather from  early in the spring until late in the fall. But while Nelson has  so many natural advantages, its people must improve them. Iu  order to attract crowds, they must be amused. The people of  the Kootenays and the Boundary are lovers of out-door sports.  They will come* long distances and pay the price to see base  ball and lacrosse games and drilling contests and horse races,  provided the games and contests and races are good and on the  square; but in order to have good contests good grounds are a  necessity. Nelson has an admirable location for a combined  recreation ground and race track, and the cost of putting it in  shape is within the means of her people. But someone must  take the initiative. The Tribune is of opinion that the city  council should shoulder the responsibility. The city has undertaken the ownership and operation of public utilities, and the  ownership of a recreation ground is in line with that policy. It  is time for action.  Children, But No Husband.  A candidate for legislative honors found  himself in the course of touring his constituency in front of a house near which  a number of children were playing. Intent upon his own business the politician  leaning upon the gate. Politely doffing  his hat the candidate inquired: "Madam,  I may kiss those beautiful children, may  I not?"  "Certainly," replied thc lady.  When he hnd finished his wholesale  contract the candidate turned to the attractive woman at the gate and said:  "Seldom have I seen lovelier children.  Yours, madam?"  The woman blushed deeply.  "Ah, of course they are," gallantly suggested the politician. "The little treasures from whom else could they have inherited those limpid eyes, those rosy  cheeks, those profuse curls, those comely  figures, aud those musical voices."  But still the lady blushed.  "By tlie way, madam," said he, "may  I impose on your good nature to the extent of asking you that you tell your estimable husband that Mr. Cockrell called  upon him this afternoon?"  "Excuse me, sir," said the woman, "I  have no husband."  "But these children, madam���surely  you are not a widow.?"  "I fear there's some mistake, sir. This  i.s an orphan asylum."  Won the Pot.  The yacht race did not cause as much  interest yesterday as the race on Saturday, owing to the counter attractions at  Rossland. Little money changed hands,  and the following is a sample of some of  the bets mado. It was a mutual pool, the  person whose ticket came the nearest taking thc money. The amount of the pool  was uot .-ji 800. The tickets read as follows:  C. V. Diifci", on Iteliiiuce winning by 15 minutes  21 secnnils.  ClL'iiigo Eiieiitt, on Kulluni'i! winning by 5 minutes. ....  \V. J. Hill, on Keliiinco winning by I lninuli-s.  .loliii Houston, on Kcliunee winning by ,'l inin-  ulcs -ID secomls.  .1. \V. drier, on Slitimrork   winniiij,'  by _  min-  uti'S, 30 secomls.  Noniinn Mi'Ooniiul, on Slnimrock winning bv  I minute ;HI seconds.   .  Reliance won the race by 1 minute 1!)  seconds. John Houston was within 2  minutes and 21 seconds of the time, and  Norman McDonald 2 minutes and 49 seconds.  Mining Deal Closed.  .���._ Deals for mining proporty^voro^olosccU  today which transferred $.450 from the  bank accounts of Philadelphia people to  the bank accounts of well-known residents of Nelson. G. W. Stead represented the buyers and the sellers were John  Biomberg, Oscar Johnson, Mike Johnson,  and J. P. Swedbcrg. Tho property sold  is situate a short distance above the Granite mine, on the divide between Sandy  and Eagle creeks, seven miles southwest  of Nelson. John Biomberg and the Johnson brothers sold their properties for ..80,-  000, 10 per cent of whicli was paid in  cash. The Swedberg property and the  Star Fraction, it is understood, were  bonded on the same terms. AVhile The  Tribune has no authority for making the  statement, other than street report, it is  said Mr.Stead is so confident of the worth  of his purchases that he will erect a mill  on the property at once. Tlie ore carries  gold values only, and is free milling.  The Lardeau Prosperous.  R. T. Lowery arrived iu Nelson on  Tuesday from a trip to Ferguson. He  says he did not hear anyone talk politics  or religion, but hoard much of levels and  shafts and ore and mining lore generally.  The Lardeau, according to Mr. Lowery, is  prosperous and its people are happy aud  contented, although none of them arc particularly fond of the schedule on which  the train and boats run. Travellers reach  Trout Lake at 8 o'clock iu the morning,  12 hours from the time they leave Nelson.  Returning, they leave Trout Lako at 8  o'clock in thc afternoon and reach Nelson  at 11 o'clock the next forenoon. Poplar  Creek is growing, and it is to have  three more hotels. No new strikes  have been reported iu the last tliree or  four days.  Two Stamp Mills Nearly Completed.  Camborne Miner, 22nd: "The Eva, and  Ophir-Lade stamp mills, both within a  stone's throw of each other, are nearly  completed. But little more remains to be  done at thc former than the laying of the  upper floor. Work on the Eva flume line  has temporarily ceased owing to lack of  lumber, both the Camborne aud Coma-  plix sawmills being closed down for a  time. The Nelson Tribune  A fairly good story is in. circulation at  the Coast, as to how "Billy" Mclnnes  passed the buck. AVhen he and Hugh  Gilmour of Vancouver returned from their  visit to Ottawa, it was given out by tho  Revelstoke Herald (Liberal-Conservative)  that tliey had brought back a sack with  them, and that the sack contained .."50,000.  This made tho Liberal workers' mouths  water, and tliey were not long in making  demands for "a share of the funds.  Tlie Nanaimo Herald (Liberal) is authority for the statement that the genial  "Billy's" credit was rated higher after  he returned from Ottawa in consequence  of the reported value of the sack. Not  long after Mclnnes's return he received  the following letter from the secretary of  an Interior Liberal Association:  Dear Sir: We notice by the papers that  you secured a $"-0,000 campaign fund during jTour recent visit to Ottawa. We beg  to request that yon forward our share  ($12,500) at once as it is badly needed.  Mr. Mclnnes replied:  . Dear Sir: Your request of a recent date  for a share of the $50,000 campaign fund  lias been received. It would give me  ' groat pleasure to comply with your request, but I find it impossible, as all the  monies are distributed through the general treasurer of the party. I beg to refer  yon to Mr. William Sloan, who occupies  that honorable position, from whom you  will receive a reply.  In due time the secretary of that Interior  Liberal Association applied to treasurer  Sloan, and the treasurer passed the buck  ���on to another prominent Liberal, aud this  " was followed up by a number of other letters and passings of tho buck. Finally  it dawned on the secretary of the association who has charge of the twelve interior  constituencies that lie was being "-jollied"  and ho tumbled.   W. C. Wells, who was chief commissioner of lands and works in the Dunsmuir aud Prior governments, seems to be  solid in Columbia riding, if tlie following,  clipped from the Wilnier Ontci-op of the  20th instant is true: "The result of the  Liberal-Conservative convention held at  Golden on Monday for the purpose of nominating a Conservative candidate to contest Columbia riding in the interest of  tlie party was that no candidate was nominated, which practically meaus that  no opposition will be made against W. C.  Wells, and that he will have the honor of  being elected by acclamation. This is as  it ought to bo and proves thc high esteem  he has merited and in which he is held  by his constituents iu this riding, and  must be a source of much pleasure to Mi*.  Wells. What he has done for this riding  since ho wa.s first elected is quite sufficient  to account fpr the unanimous support of  the electors. He is now en route to his  old homo near Ottawa for a short visit."  At Esquimalt on the 21st instant a  meeting for the purpose of electing a Lib-  beral candidate was held, with ten delegates present, representing tho different  districts in the riding. Two candidates  wero proposed, George Powell and John  jardine. Mr. Jardiue received six votes  and Mi-. Powell four, Mr. Jardiue being  consequently declared nominated as the  Liberal candidate, which is another victory for Joseph Martin.  At a meeting of the Liberal Association  of Revelstoke it was decided to call a Liberal convention for Saturday, August 29th,  to select a candidate for Revelstoke riding. The committee on representation  reported in favbr of the following representation in the convention: Revelstoke  12, Big Bend 2, Albert Canyon 1, Illecille-  waet 1, Glacier], Arrowheads, Halcyon  1, Comaplix 2, Beaton 2, Camborne 3, and  St. Leon 1.   An Independent Labor Party convention for Kaslo riding was held at Trout  Lake on the 15th instant to choose a candidate to run in the labor interest iu the  October election. The busiuess of the  convention was quickly disposed of for S.  _S1 lau uon, _*Mie_a ssayer .jni s J-h e^_o iily^cau -=  dictate nominated, and his selection was  therefore made unanimous.  The Liberal-Conservative convention  for Revelstoke riding took but one ballot.  The candidates were Tom Taylor and A.  Johnson. Sixteen votes were cast for Mr.  Taylor and eleven for Mr. Johnson. Mr.  Taylor was elected by the delegates from  the outside, as only one Revelstoke delegate supported him.  Tlie railway boys are having n good  deal of fun over the election, from the  fact that alderman Jack Hamilton is one  of Sidney Stockton Taylor's head pushers.  "Jack" believes that he has more influence in the C. P. R. yards than any other  one mail, in other words that lit! is tlio political "boss" in that portion of the West  ward west of Cottonwood Smith creek.  Conservative associations have been organized at various points in Grand Forks  riding with the following officers: Carson���president John McLaren, secretary  Fred Jackson. Cascade���President. M.  A. Jackson, secretary G. Dalglish. Gladstone���President M. A. Stewart, secretary  M. Grant.   Growth of Race Prejudice.  Even the Australians can now boast of  a race problem. Their government recently issued an order prohibiting thc  manning of contract steamers by Lascars  (colored people), and refused to rescind  this order even after the colonial secretary, Mr. Chamberlain, had informed it  that he would not recommend the payment of postal subsidies to companies discriminating against colored men. Subsequently, Mr. Chamberlain, after his manner, suggested a compromise, but Mr.  Barton, the Australian premier, spurned  it in an almost discourteously peremptory  manner. "AVe won't allow any interference by the home government in Australian affairs," said the Australian statesman. Whether Downing street will do  anything further in the premises is doubtful. It cannot afford to estrange the  Australians���when Chamberlain is advocating imperial federation and preferential tariffs. From which it would seem  that race prejudice will be permitted to  grow among the Antipodeans.   The -white  Australian does not admit of equal rights  for tlio colored man, no more than does  thc white American. How cau lie, wheu  he is constantly being impressed with the  "white man's burden'*'" The colored man,  he thinks, being his "burden," i-anuot be  his equal. He is convinced that he can  rightfully lay claim to supremacy, because  he is the intellectual and moral superior  of tho colored man. All this may be dispiriting from a humanitarian standpoint,  but it is a fact that is growing more insistent every day, nnd lias to be taken  into serious consideration by every statesman who i.s not a doctrinaire. Even the  Jews are now showing race prejudice,  though they are the last people on earth  who should do so. They deny that their  law-giver, Moses, married a negro, though  in the twelfth chapter of Numbers, first  verse, it is written, "Miriam and Aaron  spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married, for  he had married an Ethiopian woman."  Thc Jews say Ethiopian' doesn't mean  negro iu this place; but it means negro  everywhere else in the Bible.  Ciiattenoooa, Tennessee, August 27.  ���Tlie announcement is made that tho  United States government will in a few  days issue a formal announcement of the  adoption of tho improved Springfield rifle  and the discarding of the King. The decision was reached after a long series of  tests by the spocial board appointed by  the ordnance department to make rifle  tests, and the report was accepted and approved by the ordnance department. It  is necessary that the action be approved  by the general staff, and it is said that tho  announcement will be made in a few  days. The weapon adopted will be seven  pounds weight, while the Krag now in  use weighs nine. The Krags will bo distributed to the militia of the various  states.   Little Rock, Arkansas, August 20.���  Judge Carrol of the Arkansas supreme  court, who is opposing governor Davis, as  a candidate for a third time, knocked the  governor off a speaking stand, four feet to  the ground, during the campaign at Bis-  mark yesterday. G overner Davis was not  hurt and friends prevented further trouble.  Judge Carrol was immediately arrested  on a charge of assault and battery. Governor Davis publicly asked judge Carrol  qnestioiis, and before he could fully answer them, interrupted with more questions, which so angered judge Carrol that  he knocked governor Davis from the platform. Later the matter was adjusted and  judge Carrol returned to Little Rock today.   Chicago, August 27.���The freight house  of the Rock Island railway, at the junction of Polk and Sherman streets, with its  contents was almost entirely destroyed  early this morning by fire. The freight  house was a block 200 feet wide and two  stories high and filled with freight. Tho  loss is estimated at about $500,000. Just  before the freight house fire broke out the  store of A. H. Revel & Co., at Adams  street and AVabash avenue, was damaged  by firo to thc extent of $40,000. Five  other small fires were burning at the time  of thc freight house fire.  PniLADGU-niA. August 26.���The Consolidated Lake Superior Company, which  is having difficulty in raising funds, is to  be reorganized owing to the fact. of the  stockholders failing to subscribe to the  proposed bond issue of $15,000,000, according to an official statement. All  stock will bo exchanged ��� for new on the  payment of assessments. A syndicate to  advance $8,000,000 is being formed. This  i.s the company that was exploited by  Clergue at Sault Ste. Marie. Ontario.  Berlin, August 20.���The imperial military court has quashed the reduced sentence of two years and seven days incarceration in a fortress (originally four years  imprisonment and degradation) imposed  "ou^'iiv"n]'onsig_r"Hi-es^  old friend and townsman artilleryman  Hartnian, because the latter did uot salute  him properly, and has ordered his retrial.  Nhw Youk, August 20.���Sam Parks,  business agent for the Housesmiths' aud  Bridgemen's Union, wa.s sentenced today  to not less than two years and six mouths  nor more than tliree years and six months  iu Sing Sing penitentiary on a charge of  extortion.      Coi.itmiu.-s, Ohio, August 2(1.���Mayor  Tom Johnson of Cleveland was nominated by acclamation for governor today  by the'Democrats. Tho convention reaffirmed the principles of the Kansas City  platform.   Nicw York, August 20.���A despatch to  the Times from London says the sale at  auction of tho birthplace ol* Charles Dickons, on Commercial Road, Portsmouth, is  announced.  Keeping Cities Clean.  In his recent lecture at the university of  Chicago, professor Charles Zueblin mado  use of some vigorous language in regard  to the uucleanlincss of American cities.  He considered it the outgrowth of careless unclean habits ou the part of the people. Said ho: "The American people aro  not^cleanly enough. I menu native-born  Americans, whose ancestors date back to  the Revolution. They multiply bathtubs in their houses, but they spit on the  sidewalks and throw refuse in the alleys.  Smoke from the chimneys cover the land  with grime. All these things indicate a  barbaric idea of cleanliness." The professor is right. It is a censurable indifference to filthy habits and practises that  is responsible for much of the prevailing  uucleanliuess in our municipalities. Thero  is too much of the don't-care-how-it-looks  disposition among thc people. As long as  the house itself is in a clean and order]y  condition, the average American is satisfied to live in any old place, no matter  what if, looks like, as long as he can make  money in it. Aesthetic considerations do  not count for much, as yet, though they  unquestionably will, after a while, if  every citizen wore as heedful in matters  of cleanliness and sanitation as he should  be, American cities would present a much  better appearance. This has been strikingly proved, for instance, in largo cities,  by the result of tlie recent enactment  of anti-spitting ordinances. Perhaps  there would be little reason to complain  about filth, smoke, and general unsanitary conditions if the task of cleaning a  city was turned over to energetic women.  Professor Zueblin appears to be an an enthusiastic believer in turning over jobs of  this kind to women. Things would bo in  much better shape in city households if  some of the administrative departments  were headed by resolute, practical, experienced women. Whei*e man utterly  fails, women will achieve miracles, especially in matters of the kind under consideration. The ideal in American municipal administration will not bo realized until woman is given a share in it.  Alex Carrie, the architect,-has received  a letter from F. M. Rattenbury of Vic-  toria, asking him to make some slight alterations aud additions to the specifications of the new court liouse, and to so notify contractors who intend to figure on  the work.      G. O. Buchanan of Kaslo, the pioneer  sawmill owner of southern Kootenay, has  giveii an option on his Kaslo mill and  timber limits to eastern parties. If the  option is taken up Mi\ Buchanan will not  be a poor man.  J. H. McManus has sold his hotel at  Slocan Junction and is now running the  Veudome hotel at Anaconda, tho little  town that has been built up at the B. C.  Copper Company's smelter near Greon-  -\vood.    Fine specimens of apples in size, fibre,  and flavor are being handed round by city  clerk McMorris to his friends. They were  grown iu his garden at the corner of  Stanley and Latimer streets.  John Burns, the well-known carpenter,  has decided to do business as a contractor,  and has opened a shop on Silica street,  near the corner of Stanley.  Job  Pointing  We Use Gumption as  -well as the best papers  and inks in the execution of your orders���  they will not be misunderstood. Quick dispatch given out-of-town  work.  W, H. JONES  Madden Building     NELSON, B.C.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  S20 Wilier SI.  Telephone;;'-*<i  JNEUSOIN  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work ilono liv liiiiul or iiiiielilne, un<l on .short  notice. Delivery ��'aj*nii <''iH.s for tiinl delivers  work every day "in the week.  lihiukels, Klannols, Curtains, etc, �� specialty.  Dyeing mill Clcniilntf also done. Outside orders  promptly attended to.  48  PAUL NIPOU, Proprietor.     P.O. Box  Notice Prospecting Licence.  Notice is herebv given Unit, 30 days after date,  I intend lo applv'lo lliu chief commissioner of  lands and works and assistant commissioner  of lands and works for I lie district of Mast. Koot-  eniiv fora license to prospect lor coal and petroleum   upon   the following desor-bed  lands:  Situate in Sonlheiist Kootenay, west ol the  Flathead river, seven miles norlh of international boiniilrv, ciiiiinieiiciiiK "1 �� P<>st imirkeil  "S. K. Morrow's northeast enrnor posl," Ihence  SI) chainssouth; thence SO chains west, tlience Sll  chains north; thence..) chains easl; lo the post  of commencement; containing til" acres more or  less.       , S.  K. MORRlitt, Locator.  Dated'this 10th day nf July, 1'J'i'!-     TIMBER NOTICES-  Notice is hereby giveii ihat thirty (*>) day  after dale 1 intend to apply lo Ihe chief  commissioner of lands anil works fora special  license lo cut and earrv awiiv timber from thi;  following described land, situate in Weft Kootenay district, British Columbia. CoiniiiciiciiiK  at a'post inarked X. W. corner post, planted on  the smilli side of Summit creek, one hundred  yards from the mouth of the Norlh 1'oi'k. mnl  about about fourteen iniles from the mouth nf  said Summit, creek, Ihence running south forty  (III) chains, thence east one hundred and sixty  (IM) chains. Ihence north forty (Id) chain.-,  ihence west one hundred and sixty (|i;u) chains  o the place of beginning; containing six hundred and forty (lilu) acres. G. Jl. BEN'NEY.  DuiuU June aatli, 1U03,  CONSERVATIVE PLATFORM,  [Adopted at Kevelstoke, September 13th, 190-]  I. That this convention rcalllrms the policy of  the parly in matters of provincial roads and  trails; the ownership nnd control of railways  and Ihe development of tlie agricultural resources of the province as laid down In the platform adopted in October, ISyj, which is as follows :  ������'I'o aetlvelv aid in Hie construction of trails  throughout tl'io undeveloped portions of theprovince and the building of provincial trunk roads  of public necessity.  " To adopt the principles of government ownership of railways in so funis the circumstances  of the province will admit, ami thu adoption of  the principle thai no bonus should bv granted to  anv railwav company which does not give the  govern ment of the province control of rates over  lines uimused, together with the option of purchase.  " To actively assist by state aid In the'Jilevelop-  mentof the ntjrlcultnnil resources of the province.  _. That In thc meantime and until the railwav 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 eonstruclion In  the United Slates, with so much advantage to  trade and commerce,  3. That to encourage the mining industry, the  taxation of metalliferous mines should be on the  basis of a percentage on the net profits.  i. That the government ownership of telephone systems should be brought about as a lirst  step iu 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 iicccssary  or advisable.  0. That in the pulp land leases provision  should be made for reforesting and that steps  should be taken for thc general preservation of  forests by guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber.  7 That the legislature and government of the  province should persevere in the effort to secure  the exclusion of Asiatic labor.  8. That the matter of better terms in the way  of subsidy and appropriations for the province  should be vigorously pressed upon the Dominion  government.  9. That the silver-lead industries of the province be fostered and encouraged by the imposition of increased customs duties on lead and  lead products imported into Camilla, 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 mid injury both to the  parties directly concerned and lo the public, legislation should be passed to provide means for  an amicable adjustment of such disputes between  employers und employees.  II. That it is advisable to foster the manufac  turo of the raw products of the province within  the province us 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 IHitish Columbia^  Kootenay Wire Works Co+  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 4  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT. STREET NELSON, B. C  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  Ills honor the Lieutenant-Covernor in Council  has beeu pleased to make the following appointments:  lflth August, 1903.  Robert A. Renwick, of the eity of Nelson, esquire, S.M., government agent, to be:  Collector of voters for the Nelson City electoral district;  Jtining recorder for the Nelson mining division;  Assessor and collector for the Nelson assessment district;  Collector of revenue tux for the Nelson assessment district;  District registrar of births, deaths, and marriages for the Nelson -livtson of West Kootenay, excepting the former Slocan riding; and a  Registrar for the purposes of tlie "Marriage  Acl," vice Mr. II. Wright, resigned.  Bd_fT-_3i itXEMirEra imutes  His honor the Lieutenant-Governor directs the  publication of thc following circular, issued by  the commander-in-chief, and desires to express  the hope, for reasons that will appeal to every  reader, that the request for the restoration to the  Boers of prized family bibles lost by them during the late war will meet with a very generous  response.  Any such bibles may be sent to the provincial  secretary's office, and tliey will be forwarded to  the secretary of slate of Canada for tsansmission  to London.  Provincial Secretary's Ollice,  ISlli August, 11)03.  Wau Oki-ick,  London, S. W., June, 11)03.  Sm,���I am directed by the commander-in-chief  4o.inforin-you-thiit -it-liiis=been=brought^to-his=  notice that, on the conclusion of Ihe recent war  in South Africa, a large number of Hour families  found, on reluming to their farms, that their  familv bibles had disappeared.  It appears that the lloer inhabitants of the  South African Colonies set great store by their  family bibles, which often contain family re-  cordsof some antiquity and even in some cases  are the only repository of such records inconsequence of the unavoidable destruction of  elmrcli registers.  bind Roberts feels sure that if any persons have  in their possession any of these bibles they will  willingly return them when they learn how they  are valued by their former possessors and he  thinks it unnecessary to emphasize how much  such a kindly act would be appreciated by our  new fellow subjects.  lie therefore wishes il lo be known as widely  as possible aniong all oilicers and soldiers who  are now serving or have been reilred,discharged  or relegated to the Reserve, whether Ihcy belong  or belonged lolho Regular Army, Auxiliary or  Corps, and also among any of their friends, to  whom ihev may have given them as relics, that  Mr. W. II. Alexander, of la, Hlshnpgale .Street,  Without, London, E. ('.. has kindly roiisenied to  ri ive ami dispatch lo  their owners any such  bibles which   may have been  taken  from lloer  farms.  lie feels sure that Ihe above fads and Hie  knowledge thai it is his Wish thai all sueh relies  should IIml llieir way back to their former owners will be sullicieiit lo ensure that their present  owners, however much they value them, will  readily pari with them for this purpose.  I am, etc.,  A. WYNNE,  11. A.G.  The General Ollicer Commanding.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  llalwiiaz, Wolf, I'at mid Mike mineral claims,  .situate in the Nelson mining division of West  ICooienay district. Where located: Near junction of Wolf and Sheep creeks.  Take notice thai we, The Yellowstone Mines,  Limited, free miller's eertillcatu No. iiK0,-IC, iti-  lend, sixty days from the date hereof, toapply to  the mining recorder for eerlillcates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants  of the above claims.  An further take nonce that action, undc; section 37, must be commenced before the Issuance  of such certificates of improvements,  Dated this 3rd day of June, I!�����):_.  Certificate of Improvements.  N'uTICK.  ami Warrington mineral  NcUon milling division of  ���iet.     Where located:   On  , A. Kirk, acting as agent  ner'sce,Y7,-i!il,  ii ihe date hereof, toapply  i f.ircertiliciitesof impmve-  iii obliiiniiigerown grunts  tii-e that action, under see-  i aecd before Hie issuance  improvements.  ��� August, A. I)., 11)03.  J. A, KIRK.  Hen IIin*, Salisbury,  claims, situate in tIn-  West Kootenay ili-i  Tamil rae mountain-  Take notice Hint I. ���  for John Dean, free in  intend, sixty days fro  in the mining record--  incuts, for the purp"--  of the above claims.  And further take n.  tion 37, must be coin:,  of such certificates "I  Dated this 1st day '  New York,, August -���*).���Ytu-lits  havo arrived at the light-ship and rust oil'  their tows.  10:'H) a.m.���Tlie -ommitteo has signalled a triangular course, but the course  signals have not been set.  10���Thu course as signalled is  south for tho lirst leg; the other two legs  will be northeast by east one-half wist,  and northwest by west.  10:45 a.m.���Preparatory gun fired.  11 a.m.���The starting gun was fired at  11 o'clock.  11:80 a.m.���Reliance, crossed the line  first. Starting time, Reliance, 11:00 :27  (correct); Shamrock, 11 :02 (uiiollicial).  11:08 a.m.���Apparently Shamrock i.s  handicapped by about 25 seconds, a.s she  crossed that much after handicap gun  was fired; thus her time of start is 11:02,  although sho crossed some seconds later.  11:09 a.m.���Reliance crossed the line on  the starboard tack, but Shamrock held  away too long aud was behind the handicap gun. Immediately on reaching tho  line she came about on the port tack and  headed for the Jersey shore. Rolianco  followed at once.  11:15 a.m.���Tho yachts maintain their  relative positions; Shamrock seeming to  point as high and foot as fast as Reliance.  The wind has fallen to five knots.  11:25 a.m.���Reliance has lead of quarter  of a mile.  11:42 a.m.���Reliance tacked to starboard, having held the port tack since  11:0ij; at 11 :4:i:SO* Shamrock goes about  on starboard rack", after getting to the  weather of Reliance's wake. It looks as  if Shamrock hnd gained on Reliance during the past five minutes.  11:50 a.m.���With strengthening wind  Reliance  has   increased   lead   to   three  eighths or half a mile.  12:05 p.m.���Shamrock has been gaining  on Reliance until she has secured windward position, but Reliance is fully a  quarter of a mile in lead.  12:10 p.m.���Yachts still holding starboard tack and are about opposite Monmouth Beach, nearly five miles off shore.  Reliance leads by quarter of a mile.  Shamrock seems to point higher today  than Reliance.  12 :_0 p.m.���Reliance went on the port  tack at 12:21:05, Shamrock 12:2*3:85.  Weather very hazy and difficult to discern.  12 :it"* p.m.���The dlli-rial time of start,  via tug Union was, Reliance U:()0:!i0,  Shamrock 11 :02:00.  '���>:.|0 j). in.���Iii'liiiuce crossed line a  minute and twenty-four seconds ahead of  Shamrock, so she will have to lead the  i-liiillenger nt finish at least :) minutes and  21 seconds to win the liice.  1 p.m.���The yachts nre still lost to view  in Ihe haze.  1:05 p.m.���(By Marconi from yacht  Chetolas).���Both boats have turned first  mark and set spinnaker for run to second.  1 :;"���-) p.m.���One of the large excursion  steamers is coining from off shore and is  heading for the lightship, it looks a.s if  the yachts hnd turned the second mark.  1:58 p.m.���Others of the excursion fleet  can be seen about the vicinity of the lightship. The yachts, however, cannot yet  be made out.  2:02 p.m.���Movement of excursion fleet  indicates that yachts are four or five miles  from finish. One of thc yachts seems to  be coming out of (lie hiv/M four miles front  lightship.    Tlie other cannot be seen.  2:01! p.m.���Both yachts nre now Hearing the final, nnd tho leading boat, whicli  looks like Reliance, is about two miles  from lightship.  2:18 p.m.���The lending boat crossed the  lino 2:15 :07 (unofficial).  New York, August 25.���Reliance wins  by 1 minute, 19 seconds. Shamrock  crossed line 2:19:20 (unofficial).  Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, August  25.���Thomas Brock of Burnside holds the  record for this district for marketing the  first load of wheat this season.. It is  graded No. 1 hard, and A. Brown & Co.,  millers, paid him 75 cents a bushel for it.  Mr. Brock started threshing on Friday  last. With favorable weather there will  be fifty machines threshing in the plain  within two weeks.  Rome, Augnsfc'2-1.���The congregation  of the propaganda met this morning under the direction of cardinal Gofcfci, the  perfect. After sonic discussion it wns decided to propose to pope Pius that he appoint bishop Francis Bourueau, bishop of  Southwark, England, as archbishop of  Westminster, in succession to the late  archbishop Vaughan. Thc decision of the  congregation of the propaganda to propose to the new pope the appointment of  bishop   Boiiriieau   of South wark to the  archbishopric of Westminster somewhat  surprised the English Roman Catholics.  Ho wns the third choice of the bishops  and was nominated by a majority of one  vote. Since ho has becauio bishop of  Southwark inousignor Bourneau has been  energetic but ho wus considered arbitrary,  especially with respect to the finances of  the diocese. On ono occasion he publicly  declared that ho wns accountable thereto  only to God aud tho pope.  London*, August 2..���Tho proceedings  in the case of Whitaker Wright, tho company promoter, was resumed iu the Guild  Hall police court today. The attendance  of the public was not large. For the prosecution, Horace Avery, senior counsel for  the treasury, recited the circumstances of  Wright's departure for Now York and his  extradition, and said that the brief facts  of the prosecution's case were that Wright,  being managing director of the London &  Globe, British American, and Standard  Exploration companies, used these names  as suited his purpose for stock exchange  speculations and engaged wholly infictiti-  ons transactions. Mr. Avery concluded  by saying thnt the losses of the shareholders in tlie capital of their companies  amounted to $25,000,000, and that of 389,-  575 shares of the London & Globe Financial o Corporation originally held by  Wright, ho appeared to possess only 2500  at the time of the collapse of the concern.  AVashington*, August 27.���The state  department has received a cablegram from  minister Leislunau at Constantinople an- -  nouncing that William C. Magelssen,  United States vice-consul at Beirut, Syria,  was assassinated yesterday while riding  iu a carriage. The American minister im-,  mediately brought the crime to the atteu-'  tion of the government and demanded action by Turkey. Acting secretary Loomis  today cabled minister Leishinan instructions to demand the immediate arrest and  punishment of the persons guilty of the  murder. No demand for money on behalf of the man's family has yet been  made, but that probably will follow.  Lylbton, Manitoba, August 25.���Fire  started at Edgar's lively stable early this  morning. Four horses and a cow were  burned. Loss $2500; insurance $800. The  Leland hotel was also destroyed; loss  $8000, partly covered by insurance.  rAttbut Gee  cMerchant Tailor  Tremont Block Baker Street  CHOICE SPRING  and  SUMMER GOODo  Latest Cut  Latest Styles  JUST AHKIVKI)  New Spring Goods  OF THE LATEST FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  and Bel-warp Serges.   A fine line  of Pantings of the latest styles  Prices to suit the times. Call and see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street MERCHANT TAILOR  P  Second Hand Store  ��"d China Hall  New anil S'cconil Hand Roods nf every description bought and sold. See our Crockery and  Glassware  WKSTERN*  CAXAIHAX   EMI'LOYMEXT  AGENCY  Ooncls   Runted  Plrst-Clnss  l-or   Stnrntcu  linker SI reel. West,  Nex I lo C.l'.K. Ticket Ulllee  I'hnne 'Jill A I'.'I. Ilox ,"iSS  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OK  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  I'nt up In I'lickngcs to Suit the Trade  10c For Three Months  *;-^  Brewery and Ollice:  Latimer Street, Nelson, H.C.  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL  LAND .SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral  Claims Surveyed  and  Crown  (.Iranted  P.O. Box ftKI Oflice: Kootenay St., Nelson  JOHN  HEPBURN  l3Ull_OI_I3 AIND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done    Estimates niven  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postolllee Cor. Kroil I und Willow  NELSON  FOR SALE  II. L. Liliil-ay of Kaslo is offering for the h.'il-  ahee of this month liis boal, livery business und  house and lot In connection for less iliaii one-  half its value.   Sr-'u" buys the whole outiit.  The Saturday edition of The Nelson Tribune will be sent for 10c for  THREE MONTHS from August  1st, 1903, to the address of any person who is a registered voter in the  following named election districts:  Ymir, Kaslo, Slocan, Greenwood,  Grand Porks, Revelstoke, Columbia,  Cranbrook, and Fernie. The Nelson  Tribune is the only newspaper in  British Columbia that has, from, its  iirst=issue.,--==st.eadfastl^=--s-to-od���for=  Protection, and has always maintained that the people of the mining  districts of British Columbia should  have the same Protection as is  given the people of other sections  of Canada. The Nelson Tribune  also stands for the up-building of  Kootenay as against the up-building of localities in the state of  Washington. Every ton of ore  mined in Kootenay and the Boundary and smelted and refined in British Columbia means work for men  who would live in British Columbia,  and who would spend a portion of  their wages in building and furnishing homes in towns in British Columbia. The Nelson Tribune also  stands for equal rights in provincial  politics, believing that British Columbia as a whole cannot be best  governed by men who r ^* ill from  one town or one section oi "one province. The Nelson Tribune  i,  ���i  It!  te  1  i.��  The J* E Ashdown Hardware Co*, Ltd.  Importers   und   Deulurs   In '  Shelf   und   Heavy  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 : : : : :  INELSOIN  GrandForks SPUDb  $1.25 A SACK  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Bhck, Nelson. Groceries and Provisions  ���  ���"  !  ���  ���  ���  :  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  Preserving Peaches  We are now receiving regular consignments of tlie  Crawford Freestone Peacli direct from Wenatchee. Prices  have touched rock bottom for this season, so do not delay in ordering your supply.  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Limited  NELSON,   B. C.  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ��� ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���������������������������������������*���***������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Starkey ft Co.  WhoIesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  R. A. Rogers _fc Co., JL,d., Winnipeg  Representing   ) l\. K. Fairbank Co.,     =     Montreal  .Simcoe Canning Co.,     ��     Simcoe  Office and  Warehouse,  Josephine Street  IVelson, 13. C  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Dealers In  Coffee, Teas, Spices, 'Baking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  OUR  GOODS are pure ane* selecie<i from the best in the various  ��� lines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  direct, and fee guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  C' Telephone 177  Nelson, 'B.C.  P. 0. Box 182  E,   ���T Tockett Cigar Go's  (  Monogram  ���   ���   Union Label Cigars \  Marguerite  George E. Tttcfcett's Cigarettes  ( Karnack  Only Union-Made Cigarette In Canada    (      I .  OC  15��  w. j. McMillan & co.  wholesale grocers  Agents for British Columbia.  Vancouver,   13.C  Cash   Advanced   on   Consij-nnignts  Jacob Green ft Co.  Auctioneers,  Appraisers, Valuators  General [Commission  Agents  NELSON, B.C.  Corner of Bnker and Josephino Street.  GELIGNITE   The strongest and best Explosive on the Market  ������' Hamilton Powder Company  Manufactured!  liy the.  CEO.  0. TL'N'STALL, JK.  District Mgr., Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturers nf  High Grade Explosives, Sporting, Mining and Blasting Powder  P. Burns <& Co.  Wholesale   unci   Retail,'  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and;Cold Storage PIant>t Nelson.  BRANCH MARKETS lit Kaslo, Yinir, .Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Slid way, Phoenix, Kossland. "I-jcuii City, Movie, Cranbrook  Fernie and Macleod.  KELSON  BRANCir  MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   MAKER STREET  Orders by mull to any Branch will receive prompt and careful attention.  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail'  Booksellers and  Stationers  (Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeographs  'Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, BX,  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  Tomorrow morning aty 1J o'clock John  It. Clarke, the noted lecturer and preacher,  will address the congregation ol" thc  Methodist church. Iu the evening at 7 liJO  the pastor will preach on ' 'The Ladder  Jacob Saw," the second of the sermons  expounding Old Testament parables. Sunday school at _ :*J0.  John R. Clarke, tlie noted orator, will  render his marvellous medley, entitled  "To aud Fro in London," in the Methodist church on Monday evening. The  people of Nelsou should not miss the  opportunity of hearing for the last time  this wonderful entertainer. Begins at 8  o'clock.  Morning service at the Congregational  church, Stanley street, at 11 o'clock;  evening service at 7:30; subject, "Meetings and Gatherings on tho Golden  Strand." This will be Mr. Reid's farewell address. *  Views of I'oplar Creek for sale at Wndd.s  Brothers.           Treat yonr guests to CASCADE Beer.  M. McGrath, an oid-time resident of  Kelson, is back from the Snake River  country in Idaho, where he was at work  erecting a Riblet tramway, which will be  used in handling grain from warehouses  to steamboats. Mr. McGrath goes from  Nelson to Ferguson, where the Riblet Iron  Works of Nelson arc erecting a tramway  for the Nettie L. mine.  R. P. Pettypieco, editor of the Western  Socialist of Vancouver, is iu Nelson en  route to tlie Lardeau. He came in from,  Fernie, and he is of opinion that J. R.  McPherson, an ex-president of the Nelsou  Miners' Union, will be elected in Fernie  riding.   He is running as a Socialist.  All the boys are back from Rossland,  and most of them say they had a good  time, being treated well by the people of  the city in the clouds.  Sparkling, refreshing CASCADE Beer.  Tired of High Office.  Emile Loubet, president of the French  republic, says he is determined never  again to stand for office. In a recent "interview, M. Abel Conibarieu, secretary-  general to M. Loubet, said: "At the expiration of the period of seven years for  which he'was elected, the president will  step back into thc ranks. He is a plain  citizen, whom the people have raised to  office for a given time, but he would con  sider it contrary to the spirit of the constitution for him to take advantage of his  present, position in order to secure re-election." President Loubet receives a salary  of ��120,000 a year from the French government, in addition to $60,000 for household expenditure, and another $60,000 for  traveling expenses���altogether an annual  allowance of ��240,000. Out of this money  he is expected to keep up the presidential  establishments, entertain distinguished  guests, subscribe to all kinds of charities,  and pay all his traveling expenses ou  French territory. President Loubet also  has the free run of the Elysee Palace iu  .Ei*-*is_.nnd_i.the_.K��.tioual_.Ealaces-at--Eouv  tainbleau, Compiegne, St. Germain and  llamboillct.   CASCADE Beer the hot weather beverage.  The Vancouver World, iu reviewing the  political situation throughout the province, says: "It is said that Nelson will  "present a four-cornered fight, the mal-  "contents of the Conservative party placing a representative in tho field against  "John Houston, president of the party,  "and the Independent Labor Party also  "having a standard-bearer. There seems  "no good reason why the Socialists should  "not also havo a try with the multitude  "nnd make it a five-mini light for tlie  "seat." If the World is no bettor-posted  on tlio political situation in other ridings  than on Kelson, its comments are worse  tlimi worthless; they are absurd. Tlie  light in Nelson will be between the candidate of the Liberal-Conservatives and the  candidate of the Liberals. There are no  malcontents in either party even thinking  of nominating a candidate. Although tho  Liberals made a strong effort to get the  Independent Labor Party to indorse the  Liberal candidate, the effort was abortive,  and the party by an almost unanimous  vote decided to allow its members a tree  hand to vote as they pleased, it not being  doomed advisable to nominate a candidate. The Socialists are not likely to take  independent action in Nelson. The fight  in Nelson is between John Houston (Liberal-Conservative) and Sidney .Stockton  Taylor, K. C. (Liberal), and The Tribune  predicts John Houston will have the  greater number of votes wheu the ballots  are counted.   John C. Brown has been nominated to  contest New Westminster City in the interest of the Liberal party. His opponent,  no doubt, Will be the man who defeated  him when ho (Brown) wa.s provincial see-  retnrv in the Dunsmuir government. It  will 'be a battle royal, as "Tom" Gifford  is popular, and he nnd Brown are  both Liberals iu Dominion politics.  CASCADE, (lie queen oi beers.  TODAY'S METAL QUOTATIONS. :;  NKW YORK  Lead     *l 10  Silver             filill-l  Casting eopper          1- ���*>-_  LONDON.  .Silver      Si 1-1.1  Lead ���ll'_'st'd  Grubstaking.  Spokane Review: Aniong tho time-  honored institutions of lliis western country is the'"grubstake." Fur the enlightenment of Boston readers it is explained  that "grub" is Sanscrit for food. It i.s  often the case that au experienced prospector, finding himself reduced to financial straits in the springtime, is willing to  go iu search of miues under an agreement  to share and share alike with the person  who will provide him with a season's outfit. The courts regard these contracts  with great respect, and frown on an effort  by a grubstaked prospector to slip from  under his obligations. It has beeu held  that so long as the grubstaked prospector  operates on any part of the original grubstake, even to the slight extent of a spoonful of baking powder or a bacon rind for  greasing the bannock frying pan, the  grubstaking capitalist has an interest in  anything the prospector may discover  while deriving sustenance therefrom. The  cable dispatches convey the interesting  news that this admirable American institution has been introduced into Germany,  though with this modification, that the  prospector, instead of going iu search of  mining prospects, is grubstaked to go in  search of a wealthy wife. Two years ago  count Franz Joseph Maria vou Larisch-  Monnich came to the United States and  won the heart and hand of Miss Marie  Satex-lee of Titusville, Indiana. Now the  claim is advanced by certain German  money lenders that the count, iu his matrimonial prospecting, was working under  a grubstake by them advanced. As further evidence of the ingratitude of the  noble count, they allege that thoy had repeatedly grubstaked him on losing ventures. On one occasion, notably, they  grubstaked him to pursue the daughter of  Faber, the man who makes pencils in  Germany. That venture failing, they assert that they put up another grubstake  of ��50,000 and sent the persistent count to  the United States. It develops that he  selected the Buffalo exposition as a likely  feeding ground of American heiresses,  where he won Miss Saterlce and her fortune. It seems that the German laws on  grubstakes are different from the laws of  this country, for the public prosecutor at  Berlin is prosecuting the claimants for  demanding their rights under the grubstake. The American heiress is becoming  a shyer bird year after year, and it seems  rank injustice that the German grubstak-  ers, after talcing a long shot ou the count,  should be euchered out of their rights.  The Humorous Side of the Campaign.  i New Denver Ledge: The Houstone-  Tailore Specialty Company opened a two  months' engagement in the Nelson opera  liouse ou Thursday evening. The special  features of tlie entertainment were a baritone solo by J. Keeno Houstone, entitled  "My Hero, Prince McBrydc," and a superb juggling act by S. Sauve-Tailore.  These are old favorites in Nelson. A new  feature .introduced by, the company this  season is the skirt-dancing act and humorous songs, high kicking, etc., by the  popular vaudeville artist, Miss Arabella  ;Pai*r. Her song "'Ow Hi lives Without  Work," was much appreciated by the  large audience. Altogether the performance was above the average, much difference of opinion being expressed as to the  merits of the performers, but it was generally conceded that the coy Arabella was  a "wunner, and uo mistake."  Oystek Bay, Long Island, August ,28.���  President Roosevelt received a telegram  today from the. state department transmitting him a cable communication from  the Turkish foreign office, disclaiming any  responsibility for the murder of consul  Magelssen, and expressing regret that it  should have occurred. Official information of the murder seems to be lacking in  ithe'Tm-kish=foreign-wofficer=as"*tiie-"com^  municatiou expresses some doubt of the  report.    W. L. Drewry of New Denver is visiting the third largest city iu the province.  He says there is a better feeling throughout the Slocan, and that times are slowly  undergoing a change! for the better..  James Wilson, superintendent of the  Pacific Coast lines of the C. P. R. tele  graph system, is in Nelson on an inspection trip.            Forget your trundles In CASCADK Hour.  FAREWELfCONCERT  Muriilng, Noon and Night In Spring.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  *  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  v  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ITail0' PANTS!  | Made  ���  AT  !J. A. Gilker si  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  The  ^l_ox  Fruit aud Vegetables of all Kind  Fresh Trout and Canned Goods  Soda Fountain  Ice Cream Parlor  COLD MEATS AND COOKED HAM  If you aro going lisliing or pieniciiig call  on us for a lnneh.  Bunyan & Longhurst  K.W.C. liloek, Ward St., Xelson.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  OPERA HOUSE  Tuesday Evening  Sept. J st,  1903  Commencing ill 8 p.m.  PROGRAMME  anion  /Made  Mi*  Sbirts^  WE   MANUFACTURE  Chorus, "Sprins i.s Coining" Children  Keel la tion, "Spring" Clara CI unis  Chorus, "Hull Smiling Morn" Choir  Solo, Hunting Song Audrey Jackson  Chorus, "The Illuo bird" Children  Duet, "O! That We Two Were Maying"    Messrs. Chadhouni and Hardie  Chorus, "Awav at Break of Day" Choir  Solo, "Little I'Tower Girl" ....Virginia Hililel  Solo, " of the Morning" Miss Riley  Recitation, "Noon" Nellie Lackey  Violin Solo, Mazurka Iiiliii* Friedman  Duet, ".Vesting Song"    Majorie 1'ihlel and Kenneth MacHoulh  Chorus, "The Jl id -Day Sun" Children  Solo, "Storm Spirit" Mr. Sullivan  Chorus, "The Siorm is I'nst" Children  Duel, "Day i.s Declining"    Lottie Amiable nnd W. Ellis  Duet, "Where Are You doing"    Helen .Moore and W. Moll  Solo, "Fairy Hells" Cweiidolin Moure  Trio, ".Moonlight"   Recital ion, "Night" ��� Nellie Parks  Violin Solo, Ga volte Jul ins Friedman  Chorus, "Day is Advancing" Choir  Solo, "I in v is Done" "Mrs. W. Thu nun u  Solo, Lull'iiliv (iertriidc A nimble  Solo, "Starlight" Hi net in Forhnsh  Aetelle, "Oft ill Ihe Stilly Night" Choir  Chorus, "Morning, Nooli and Nigh!".. .Children  Male ('uartcttc, Serenade    Messrs. He Del, lloddy, Hnidie, Crizelle  MRS. REID,  Accompanist.  INTERVAL.  Hryant's Ode to Nature will be illustrated In  pantomime bv lo voting ladies.���Header, Kev.  John Held.  CiOD SAVE THK KING.  Shirts,  Overalls,  Denim Pants,  Tweed Punt.s,  Cottonadc Pants,  Junipers,  Blouses,  Engineers' Jackets,  Walters' Jackets,  Barbers' Jackets,  Gingham Jackets,  Mission  Plnnnel  Underwear,  Cooks'  Aprons and  Caps,  Carpenters' Aprons,  Waiters' Aprons,  Painters' anil Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw -outs,  Mackinaw Pants,  Tarpaulins,  Dunnage Dags,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  TURNER, BEETON _ GO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Factory, 1 liiistion Street  -VICTORIA,   B.C.  ������������������������������������������������������fr **���������������������  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  t  ���  Corporation of The City of Nelson.  Electric Light Rates  Electric light rates for the  month of August are now clue  and payable at tlie City Office.  If paid ou or before the 15th  September, a rebate of 10 per  cent will be allowed. By order,  D. C. McMORRIS,  Nelson, August .tiili, 1003. City V-lelM-.  MJ^^MflS^S^^iN^iNeflcsSfli^SilcsS'P'^S'* 5SS*? isap 5\S9 <zss> ijanijsn l^al^|^B9c\arJI^H��l^2^cv.clOcvoJ^c\t)rlc^oJ-l^vr,n  ^^S-^s^S^sSsi^^S^S^Sp^S^S <?-->5 l^s ^S ^S ^sJ?-*-S ^S^s%Ssi��s^��i^?'s^��^i^^��i  N<a css��)  j ]. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd. ��  S Wholesale aud   Uelall !����  I Groceries, Crockery and Glassware  k' Aberdeen Bloek, Nelson  ��M We have just received a consignment of The Cudali}*  |H Packing Company's famous I  1 Diamond C Bacon I  |p especially   cured   and   smoked   for  family  use.    This 1  Iff bacon has no equal on the market.    Try it.    We have P  P| a few gross of Preserve Sealers left at right prices. |  1 J. A. KIRKPATRICKI& CO., Ld. |  �����>$ Si!  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  OUni-KS HY JIAlh reeelve prompt  and ca re f ii I attention.  E.  C  TRAVES,  Munnj;uf,  K.W.C.  Hloek,  Nelson  Wc carry u vcrv largo  Stoek of '  The Latest I'atturns. \  Carpets, Rugs,  Linoleums  ('nine and make your choice  Before House ("leaning  [SEE    OUR   CO=C/\RTS  All prices.   We etui suit yon.  D.   Me ARTHUR   &   CO,  Furniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  /���'  Madden House  THOMAS MADDEN  '-'(OI'RIKTUK  Centrally Located  Klectric la'ghte  HEADQUARTERS KOK TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  linker and Ward Streets  Nelson, B. C.  Queen's Hotel  Raker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity aud  Heated by Hot Air  Largo and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample lipoms-or Commercial Men.  ���RATES ?2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Silver King Hotel  RAKER STREET,  NELSON  Drink  THORPE'S  LITHIA  WA1ER  Every small bott' contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  >VWVVVVV*V*i��N-VVV**S  Gait Coal  And Wood of All  Kinds  Terms Spot Cash  W. P. TIEIRIVEY  Telephone 2C5 Baker Street  UNDER   OLD   MANAGEMENT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  The Dining Room is unsurpassed and the  Bedrooms are the best in Nelson. The Bar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Tremont House  European and American Plan  Meals 25 els.   Rooms from 25 els. to |1,  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  linker St., N'elson Proprietors  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Hall Streels,  NELSON,   B.C.  HAMMOCKS  What is summer without n Hummock?  We.are __sh_OAviiig___s.]^]ididJ.iti.e^.  at exceptionally low prices  1 Dozen Slat Hammocks  Regular $2.25, while the}'' last,  At $1.25 Each  Will Last for Years  HICST DOLLAR-A-DAY  HOUSE  IN  NELSON-  NO  CHINESE  EMPLOYED  Aogtfst Thomas,   Proprietor  _\ m4    ,1    While Help Onlv Employed  oamett        th. Best  Dolliir-a-Day House  House  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ltd.  Real Estate "��������������  Qeneral Agents  NAME TO BE CHANGED TO  STRATHCONA ON FIRST  SEPTEMBER.  Hotel Phafr  |B. TOMKIJNS;  HANAGEK '  Joseph ine St.,  Nelson, II. C.  The liar is the Finest  GEO.  W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT aud FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine Street  Nelson, R.C  LABOR   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. flfi, W. P. M.���  Meets every Saturday even ing at 7:110 o'clock, In  Miners' Union Hall, northwest eorner Raker  and Stanley streets. Wage scale for Nelson district: Machine millers, ?3.50; hammersmen,  (3.'2!i; mine laborers, 1(3. J. W. Sinclair, president; Frank Phillips, secretury. Visiting brethren cordially invited.  The Leading Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special  Rates   to  Commercial   Men  Corner Stanley and Victoria Streets, Nelson, H.C!.  NOTICE.  In the mutter of an application for a duplicate  of a Cerlilieale of Title to Lot in, block 17, in the  town of Nelson. Notice is liereby given that it is  my intention to issue at the expiration of one  month from the lirsi publication hereof a duplicate of the Certificate of Title to the above mentioned Lot l.'l, block 17, in the town of Nelson, in  the name of Albert Fleury, which certificate is  dated the (itli day of April, I'.lOl.and numbered  M7A. H. K. MACLEOD,  Land Registry Oflice, District Regi strar  Nelson, B.C., 10th August, P.H).,


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