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 /?J  f  i 'J-.y  J     /���  ///������'/  / .���/  ��he  el0Oti  rttmne  y  THK TRIBUNE  IS THE OLDEST NEWSPAPER  PRINTED  IN THE  KOOTENAYS  Saturday, August ;2;29  1903  NELSON IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN  BRITISH COLUMBIA  A Liberal Party Royal Commission Declares That the Western Federation  of Miners Should be Declared an Illegal Organization*  Tlie Liberal Part}*, through its government at Ottawa, in  April last, appointed a royal commission to make inquir}' as to  the reasons why there were so man}' labor disputes in British  Columbia. The members of the royal commission are both  Liberals. One is chief justice of the supreme court, and was  appointed to that position by the Laurier government; the  other is a prominent minister of the gospel in Victoria and a  pronounced Liberal in politics. These two Liberals, sitting as  a royal commission, heard evidence at Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Ladysmith, and Cumberland. They did not. hold a  single sitting anywhere in Kootenay or in Yale. Their findings  were reported to the Laurier government and they have been  published.  THEY DECLARE, IN THEIR OPINION AS ROYAL  COMMISSIONERS, SWORN TO , DO THEIR DUTY,  THAT THE WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS  AND THE UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF RAILWAY  EMPLOYEES OUGHT TO BE DECLARED ILLEGAL  ORGANIZATIONS.  The Western Federation of Miners, as an organization, ought  to be declared illegal, is the verdict rendered by two the most  prominent Liberals in British Columbia, sworn to make' a true  report of their findings to the Liberal government at Ottawa.  Through some, if not all, of the officers of its branch unions  at Nelson and Ymir, the Western Federation of Miners is doing  everything it possibly can do to advance the political interests  of Sydney Stockton Taylor, K.C., and Alfred Parr, both of  whom.are candidates of the Liberal Party.  Is this not a trifle inconsistent ?"      '""    "   -  - --  The Two Parties Ha'be the Same Number of  Candidates in the Field in Keotenay and Yale  JOHN HOUSTON vs  The nominated candidates for members  of tlio legislative asssembly are as follows:  CONSERVATIVES.  Chilliwack���J. L. Atkinson, merchant.  Cowichan���E.   M.  Skinner,  land  surveyor.  Cranbrook ��� Thomas   Cavan,   railway  conductor.  Grand Forks���Georgo A. Fraser, druggist.  Kamloops���F. J. Fidton, lawyer.  Kaslo���Hon. R.  F.  Green, minister of  mines.  Nelson City���John Houston, printer.  Okanagan���Price Ellison, farmer.  Revelstoke���Thomas Taylor, merchant.  Similkameen���L.   F.    Shatford,   merchant.  ���- Skeena^CrWr^DrClifiordrniiner:"---"^  Slocan���"William Hunter, merchant.  Ymir���Harry Wright.  LIBERALS.  Chilliwack���C. W. Munro, farmer.  ' Comox���F. McB. Young, lawyer.  Feruic���E. C. Smith, farmer.  Greenwood���J. R. Brown, lawyer.  Kamloops���F. J. Deane, editor.  Kaslo���John L. Retallack, mine-owner.  Lillooet���Dr. George Sanson, physician.  Nelson���S. S. Taylor, lawyer.  Okanagan���T. W. Sterling, farmer.  Skeena���P. Herman, miner.  Siniilkameeu���W. J. Snodgrass, farmer.  Slocan���R. A. Bradshaw, merchant.  The Islands���T. W. Patterson, contractor.  Yale���Stuart Henderson, lawyer.  Ymir���Alfred Parr, politician.  SOCIALISTS.  Ferine���J. R. McPherson, miner.  Grand Forks���John Riordan, minor.  Revelstoke���John Bennett.  INDEPENDENT LABOR.  Atlin���John Kirkland, miner',  Slocan���William Davidson, miner.  William McDonald, a brother of Alec  McDonald of the Madden house, the  Forty-nine creek mine owner, arrived in  Nelson from Chicago last night. Mr.  McDonald is a buyer in "The Fair," Chicago's largest department store, and the  way business is done in Nelson's big  stores is a trifle slow as compared with  the way it is done in Chicago. He will  remain here until Saturday, when he expects to take the back track to Chicago,  via Salt Lake and Denver.  H. H. Avery of Nelson, who was a  member of a militia company in Leeds  ooimtyrOntario~rand-'whO'Saw-~a0tive*'Iser^  vice between April 1st aud June Kith,  18G6, received a notice today from thc Ontario government that lie is entitled to  1 GO acres of land under an act passed by  the legislature of Ontario. He is also entitled to a medal.  James McPhee and David Dover are  back from a trip to Poplar Creek, where  they went to stake a water-right. Tliey  say the town is started. It lias one or two  hotels, a number of stores, nndanassayer,  and all it lacks is a newspaper to make it  a typical mining town.  Harry Wright, the candidate of the Liberal-Conservative Party for Ymir riding,  put in two or three days in Ymir looking  after his political fences. Ho reports them  in good shape.  Mrs. Godfrey Birtseh died at the family  residence in Nelson on Saturday. Thc  funeral took place today from tho undertaking rooms of D. McArthur & Co.  Tlie Liberal mass meeting comfortably  tilled the opera house last night, and jading from the applause given the two  speakers, there were as many Conservatives  as Liberals present. F.M. Black, chairman,  and Fred Smith and Dr. Arthur were  the only Liberals ou the platform besides  candidates Taylor and Parr. As arranged,  John Houston, the candidate of tlio Liberal-Conservative Party, opened the meeting, and in his speech- of an hoar and a  quarter confined himself entirely to explaining tlie platform of the Literal-Conservative Party, adopted at BeveLstoke  last September. He made no reference to  local issues and treated his opponent with  every consideration. He did not appeal  to the prejudices of class or faction, and  made plain, straightforward declarations  on questions that must be dealt with by  the government and the legislature. His  speech was strongly in contrast with that  delivered by his opponent. Mr. Taylor  spoke, as if he were a candidate for the  Dominion house, and not a candidate for  the provincial legislature, and he devoted  most of his horn* aud a half in showing  how great a friend he has been to laboring  men, as compared with John Houston.:  He was most re cldess in statements and  wholly without scruple in his assertions.  Last night Sidney Stockton Taylor, K.C.,  out of his own month convinced his hearers that he would not be over-scrupulous  in conducting his campaign, aiid that if  his opponent could be injured liy misrep-  resentions and downright falsehoods, the  misrepresentations would be made without hesitation and the falshoods would bo  circulated where they would do the most  good.  NEED  OF STA15LE GOVEHNUENT.  In opening his speech, Mr. Houston expressed his belief that a party-line election  would result in giving the province a  stable government, and* that he had been  instrumental in bringing the coming election on. During the hist session of the  legislature, he liad refused to support the  Prior government further than the introduction and passage of non-contentious  legislation and the estimates, giving as a  reason that the electors of the province  should bo allowed to pass ou the issues  that had been raised by the two political  parties. Before the holding of the Liberal-  Conservative convention at Revelstoko  last September, there was a public meeting of the supporters of the party in Nelson, at which delegates were elected. The  meeting was one of the largest and stormiest party meetings ever held in Nelson,  but--when. the Jw.eu.ty ^delegates elected,  met in the convention at Revelstoke, although thoy had done some lively rowing  between themselves at home, they voted ;  as a unit on all questions on which a vote  was taken. He predicted that at the coming election, which would take place iu  October, the Liberal-Conservatives of Nelson would be found supporting the nominee of the party, despite any little dis- \  agreements that had occurred in the past.  LnjEKAT, C0NSERVAT1VI*   PLATFORM.  Mi'. Houston then took up the platform  of the party adopted at Revelstoke, and  reviewed it clause by clause. He said  there could be little difference of opinion  over the party's declaration on roads and  trails. All would admit that the mining  districts must bo generously treated, for it  was largely through the building by the  government of trails and roads that claims  could bo worked. It was true that roads  and trails had been built that were seldom  used, but the money they cost remained  in the country and was spent in other  ways that brought direct benefits. . The  railway plunks, the ^speato^jxphjdnedL  'st'o^'foTtwollisfiiict"'"pledges. One, that  men wjio had mon'ey to build railways  with should be permitted to do so as freely  as men with money are now permitted to  build sawmills or other industrial works;  that it should not be a first requisite to  obtain the consent of tho members of the  legislature; that railways should bo allowed to bo build under a general act,  just as tramways are built in Kootenay.  The second was, that NOT ONE DOLLAR  IN MONEY OR ONE ACRE OF LAND  SHOULD BE GRANTED B Y THE  PROVINCE IN AID OF RAILWAY  CONSTRUCTION WITHOUT THE  PROVINCE RECEIVING*- IN RETURN  A CORRESPONDING VALUE IN  OWNERSHIP IN THE RAILWAY SO  AIDED.  HtltKlATlON FAVOLKO.  The third plank reviewed Was the one  dealing with the development nf the agricultural resources of the provinco. Mr.  Houston said that while Nelson was being   twitted   for   its   pretentiousness   in  starting an agricultural society, yet the  country of which Nelson was the center  was very much interested in developing  the agricultural resources of the province.  The men employed in and about the mines  and smelters all have well-developed appetites, and if their appetites were fed on  food products grown in British Columbia  there would bo dozens of prosperous farmers where there are none today. Theprovince had provided money to build dykes  to reclaim land along tho lower Fraser,  but the cost of these dykes would probably never be repaid, for it wa.s most difficult to raise money by direct taxation. If  land in the interior of the province could  be cultivated by means of irrigation���and  there are many acres of such land within  a hundred miles of Nelson���the cost of  constructing the irrigation ditches could  be repaid by water rents, for the owner of  a 20-acre tract of irrigated land would not  deem it a hardship! were he required to  "pay 50 cents an acre a year for the light  to use water from a government built and  owned irrigation canal. Were the people  to produce what they consumed they  would not need to look to Ottawa for assistance. WHEN THE PEOPLE OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA KEEP FOR  THEMSELVES THE MONEY THEY  NOW PAY FOR FOREIGN FARM  PRODUCE AND i THE DUTIES  THEREON, THEY WILL NOT NEED  TO GO TO OTTAWA BEGGING FOR  BETTER TERMS.  MIXE TAXATION.    .  In reviewing the plank on mine taxation, Mr. Houston said he did not believe  the 2 per cent tax on the output of metal  mines was a great hardship on the mine-  owners, and the fram ers of the Liberal-  Conservative platform took the same  view. He and they believed that the agitation for the repeal of the tax was commenced not by the owners of producing  mines, but by men who hoped to discredit  the government in order to cover up some  of their own shortcomings. He believed  the agitation had had the effect of frightening outside capital, and the declaration  of the Liberal-Conservative party was  more iu the direction of removing cause  for alarm thau for redressing any real  grievance. He would even go further  than the platform declaration. He would  favor remitting all taxation on ore that  was smelted or otherwise made a  commercial commodity of in the province,  but would double the present tax  on ore that was sent out of the province for treatment. British Columbia  would' only get huff'"what was coming to  her people, were the ores from its mines  smelted and refined in the United States.  The speaker then referred to the unfairness with which the mining districts of  British Columbia were treated by the Liberal government at Ottawa. The people  of the province, through their legislative  assembly, boards of trade, political associations, and other organized bodies, had  asked for the levying of protective duties  on lead and lead products on a parity with  the protective duties levied on other Canadian products. They were unanimous,  all except one man, in asking for this fair  treatment; but the government at Ottawa  saw* fit to ignore the request of the people,  and, instead, to adopt the views of thc  ono man (Smith Curtis of Rossland). The  time was coming when the. peoplo of  British Columbia would have their wishes  respected at Ottawa, but that time would  not come were men sent to Ottawa who  refused to stand to their guns when the  rights of their constituents were in jeopardy.  (iOVKKNME.VT OWNERSHIP OF TELEPHONES.  The speaker next reviewed the plank  that declared for government ownership  of telephones. He said such ownership  might be classed as in the direction of  socialism, but it was practical socialism,  not the. .socialism of the. dreamer. If he  was not mistaken, the telephone systems  of the old country were largely owned by  the Imperial government, and many of  tlie large cities of tlie world had adopted  ownership of this utility. It was entirely  feasible for the province to own the telephone systems for it wa.s within the moans  of the' province. Were the telephones  owned by the province, lines could be extended to connect towns and districts that  are now isolated, and this certainly would  be nn advantage. Were tho province to  own and operate the telephone systems,  the girl operators who work for $!�� to .*?'!<>  a month would, if they were paid as generously as are the girl stenographers in  the departments nt Victoria, receive much  higher wages than they now get: and lawns sure thut if the telephone girls  had  Reliance, Sailed hy a Scot ^eats  [Associated Press to The Evening Tribune.]  New York, August 22.���A 9 o'clock the  official guage of the weather bureau at  Sandy Hook- showed the wind blowing  steadily from the southwest at thirteen  miles an hour.  10 a. m.���Shamrock has reached the  lightship under sail. Reliance again in  tow about half way out to starting point.  Wind west southwest blowing about. 12  knots.  10:10 a.m.���Reliance has arrived at  lightship, both boats having set sail. Excursion boats arriving.  10 :"3o a.m.���The regatta committee tug  has hoisted a signal and is steaming  away to the southeast which seems to indicate that the start of the race will be  two or three miles to the eastward of the  lightship, and that the boats will be sent  to a windward and leeward race with another down the Jersey shore.  10:48 a.m.���(By Marconi).���The start  has   been temporarily postponed as the  committee have decided to shift the line.  Yachts are sailing around lightship, waiting course signals and preparatory gun.  10 :55 a.m.���The committee boat and the  course boat have come to anchor at a point  eastward of the lightship about five miles  directly off Long Beach, Long Island,  which they intend to make the starting  point.  11 :20 a.m.���(By Marconi).���Committee  has signalled course lo miles to windward  and run home; wind southwest.  11:25 a.m.���The wind is softening;  Shamrock has set a large topsail. The  preparatory gun was fired at 11 :80 (unofficial). Thc warning gun was fired at  11 :40.  11:42 a. m.���The fight for position is  hot and interesting, and Ban- is following  every move of Wringe and it looks as if  he was getting the better of it.  11 :40 a.m.���They're oft*. Starting as  observed from shore, Shamrock 11 :4<"> :20,  Reliance 11 :4G: 10.  12 :12 p. m.���Shamrock leads, but Reliance seems to be slowly but surely drawing up on her..  12 :0(i p.m.���Race at this time is a very  close one, both boats still holding  to the southward on the starboard tack.  Thoy have sailed about two miles of the  course, and Shamrock is still ahead although the Reliance is ('lose behind.  12:11 p. m.���Reliance has just come  about on the port tack and is heading for  the Jersev shore.  12:1)5 p'.ni.���Shamrock has conic about  on port, tack.  12 :I7 p.m.���Both boats sailing fast and  iu half au hour had apparently covered  five miles.  12:20 p.m.���(By Marconi).���The boats  on even terms; though Shamrock is still  leading, Reliance is in better position to  windward.  12:130 p.m.���(By Marconi).���Shamrock  iu windward position and nearer the  mark.  12 :40 p.m.���Reliance has just tacked to  starboard, while Shamrock still holds on  the port tack.  12:40 p.m.���Shamrock just tacked starboard right under Reliance port bow;  race beeween boats still very- close.   Re  liance gradually pulling up windward of  Shamrock, culling off hitter's wind.  12:*50 p.m.���Tho marking tug has placed  the turning murk three miles off shore of  west end Long Branch.  Oilicial start: .Shamrock 11:45:17, Reliance 11 :40 :'-'  1:15 p.m.���Ileliauce tacked to port,  headiug in shore. Shamrock starts starboard tack trifle to windward of Reliance  wake, when slie also went about.  1 :lo p m.���Looks from Highlands as if  Reliance lending by three-eights of   mile.  1:17 p.m. - -.lust before overhauling  Shamrock, Reliance tacked to port and  headed in slmi". Shamrock continues  seaward tack ainil trifle to windward Reliance wake, when she also went about.  1 :25 p.m.- Paring last two minutes Reliance continues to gain. Looks as if she  was more than half a mile ahead. Both  boats have set baby jib topsails.  1 :10 p.m.���Sliiiinrock went about on the  starboard iaek id ] *:i(> p.m., followed at  1 :'l!) by the Reliance. Reliance, went over  on the port tack at 1 :4'i.  1:52 p.ni.���Keliimce went on the star-  TAYLOR  votes, every one of them would be found  supporting the Libernl-Consoiya ti ve parry.  COAL AN'f)  OIL   LANDS.  The plank respecting-  coal areas was  next reviewed.   Mr.   Houston   said   the  plank had, he believed, been taken from  the platform of the Provincial Progressive  Party; that when adopted  the great anthracite strike in Pennsylvania wns on,  and there was more or less unrest at thc  coal mines in the Crow's Nest district and  on Vancouver Island.   The land laws of  thc province already contained a provision  whereby the province retained one-fourth  of any land preempted or purchased and  afterwards plotted for townsite purposes.  A   similar provision could   bo   enforced  were large areas of coal lands -were acquired  for   speculative   purposes.     The  speaker declared that the coal   and oil  lands in southeast Kootenay, seeing that  the legislature had by an almost unanimous    vote   declared   them   vested   in  the   crown,   should   be    thrown    open  to   location the same   as' are   coal   and  oil lands in other sections of the province.     THE    PROSPECTORS     WHO  HAD MADE APPLICATIONS TO PRO  SPECT   FOR   COAL   AND   OIL   ON  BLOCKS   459:1   AND    4594   SHOULD  HAVE       THEIR        APPLICATIONS  DEALT WITH   ON   THEIR MERITS,  AND DEALT WITH AT ONCE. - The  speaker claimed that nearly every scandal  that has been aired in the province for  the last fifteen years was either directly  the result of special legislation in the interest of iudividuols or because of the ambiguous wording of laws that were too often interpreted by the lieutenant-governor  by orders-in-council.    Mr.  Houston  declared that ALL LAWS SHOULD BE  GENERAL    NOT     SPECIAL;     AND  THEY   SHOULD   BE   SO   CLEARLY  WORDED THAT   THEIR   MEANING  COULD BE UNDERSTOOD WITHOUT  CALLING   ON   THE   LIEUTENANT-  GOVERNOR FOR ORDERS-IN-COUNCIL INTERPRETING  THEM.    One of  the ablest premiers the province ever had  was the late Theodore Davie, but his one  weakness was allowing spocial laws to be  passed giving benefits to men who professed to be his friends, and none of these  laws wore in the interests of the people as  a whole.  TIMBER   HESOUKCES.  The timber resources of the province  and how they could best be conserved was  dealt with next. The speaker claimed  that in its timber the province had one of  its greatest sources of-reveirue, wore only^  the laws so-framed as to give the peoplo  the maximum, uot the minimum, of benefit. Ontario, by wise legislation, had  been able to keep out of debt through  handling her timber lands in a businesslike way. The speaker asked, why should  men like Jim Hill be permitted to acquire  large, if not controlling, interests in our  timber and coal resources without contributing an adequate return to the provincial treasu ry in the way of royalties.  Mr. Hill had acquired a three-tenths interest in the Crow's Nest Pass coal mines,  not because of any desire he had to develop a Canadian industry, but because  the coal of these mines was far superior  ito any coal he could get within a reasonable distance of his railways. He wa.s  making money by using Crow's Nest coal,  and it was the duty of the government of  British Columbia to see to it that he paid  back part of what he was saving, through  using her coal, into the provincial treasury. The royalties on both timber and  coal should be readjusted. There should  bo uo royalties on lumber and coal used m  the province, and the _royi_ilty_ should be^  Mn^asTd'Wi^wint t^vas' "exported." The  royal ty on the coal used by the Hill railways should be increased from ten cents  to fifty cents a ton, and the result would  be that the yearly deficits that range from  ..500,000 to .-5750,000 would be wiped out  or greatly reduced.  CIIINESI-: AND .lAPANKSE   EXl'l.l'SION.  Tlie speaker next referred to the Chinese  question. He said that the people, irrespective of parly affiliations, wero united  in demanding that Chinese be excluded  and the iininigiMtion of Japanese bo restricted. There were individual Conservatives who were pro-Chinese, bnt  there were none such more pronounced in  favor of the Chinese than the Liberal who  wns it member of Ihe Chinesecommission.  Donald Munn, the New Weslninster cannery limn, was as strongly in favor of  Chinese us any Conservative in the province. Mr. Houston claimed that the lust  legislature did everything in its power to  [rmitiiiiU'il mi  Fourth I'mmc]  The Western Federation of Miners, thro'  Some of its High Officials, is Attempting to Vote its Members Solid for  Taylor and Parr, both Liberals.  Sydney Stockton Taylor, K.C., the only paid lawyer in British Columbia of the Western Federation of Miners, whose  charges for his services, if street gossip is true (and Sydney  Stockton Taylor, K.C., does not hesitate to use street and barroom gossip as FACTS when on a public platform), were so exorbitant that the officers of the Federation seriously considered  the question of "firing" him, says he never charged union men a  cent for advising them. The chief justice of British Columbia,  who is a Liberal and who was* appointed to his position by the  Liberal government, says, in effect, that Sydney Stockton Taylor, K.C., has been receiving fees from an organization that  should be declared illegal b}' statute law.  And some of the high officials of the Nelson branch of the  ' .0 0  organization are trying to whip its members into voting solid  for the Liberal Party candidate for Nelson City riding.  During  the  four  sessions of  the last legislature, and John  Houston, the candidate of the* Liberal-Conservative Party was  a member of that legislature, NOT  ONE   LAW WAS  PASSED   THAT   CAN   BE   CONSTRUED AS HOSTILE TO  LABORING MEN.    Surely laboring men must have had some  friends among the members who supported the Dunsmuir and  Prior governments.    Who were these friends?    John Houston  was not a "flopper" in the house; he did not support the Gov-:  eminent one session and the Opposition the next session.    His I  votes in the house are on record in the journals and proceedings;  of the house, which are published; his   votes  and  speeches.in;.]  the Government caucuses are not.                                                  *  '  -The above-is a statementsof-faet- not street- gossip. r -'���''  Independent Labor Party Refuses to Indorse: :  the Liberal Party Candidate in Nelson  Supporters of the Independent Labor  Party held a meeting last night in Miners'  Union hall. President J. H. Matheson  was in the chair. The party decided not  to put it candidate in the field this year,  and that a.s a party it would not be wise  to endorse either the Liberal or the Liberal-Conservative candidates. This last-  action was not to the liking of Charles A. Mackay, who urged the claims  of the Liberal Party for recognition. He  was so persistent and made so many  speeches that he was finally requested to  take his seat by the chairman. He appealed from tho chairman's decision, and  the meeting sustained the chair by an almost unanimous vote. This will proba-  =bly-be-thelast-erl'ort>-of-Sidnej-~Stocktou=  Taylor, K. C, to get an indorsement from  laboring men's parties or organizations;  although, it is said, an attempt will be  made to got the members of thc Xelson  Miners' Union to endorse Taylor tonight  after the regular business of the union is  finished.  Candidate Sydney Stockton Taylor, Iv.  C, has shown his hand. He expects  laboring men to boost him into ollice.  In appealing to their prejudices, he hopes  to arouse latent hatreds. Such tactics are  unworthy a candidate of u great party in  so important a place as Nolson. which aspires to Ik; the political capital of southeastern British Columbia. The candidate  of the Liberal-Conservative parly discussed the issues that must bedealt with by the  incoming legislature. Candidate Taylor  discussed his opponent's record as a friend  of laboring nien.      The one reviewed  the  platform of principles adopted by his  party; the other attempted to show  that laboring men in Nelson had only one  staunch and disinterested friend���himself. The Tribune is of the opinion that  the electors of Nelson expect their member in the legislature to represent all  classes, not one class; and The Tribune  believes that the working men of Nelson  do not need to be instructed as to who  has been, and who is now, a loyal friend.  W. R. Will of New Denver is at the  Madden. He is in Nelsou selling a carload of Capcllo ore to the Hall Mines  smelter. Capcllo ore may not be as rich  as ore froin Poplar Creek] but a carload of_  "iri.-*rM*orfh~pre~tt\^  be the vield of a 50-acrc Manitoba wheat  field.   *   Murdoch McLean of New Denver, after  spending a day iu Nelson, left for home  on the morning train. He reports business good in his town, aud that politics  arc getting stirred up now that "Old Bill" |  Hunter is in the field as the candidate of  the Liberal-Conservative Party.  The market gardeners on the north  shore of the outlet are bringing in green  corn and squash. Tlmt is the kind of  "better times"' that will bring prosperity  to Kootenay. If our gardeners can raise  what is consumed at home, tho money  will stav at home.  There was some talk of running J. A.  Harvey, the Fort Steele lawyer, as tho  Liberal-Conservative candidate in Columbia riding; bnt from advices received  from Golden today, Mr. Harvey has posi-  tivelv declined to make the race.  Built by a Scot\  board tack at 1 :50, followed by Shamrock  a minute later.  1 :;*j;i p.m.���Reliance is within half a  mile of the outer mark, leading by about  three-quarters of a mile, llelianee tni'iicd  outer mark 1 :*>*> :l-l; Shamrock at 1 :*)K :'M).  ���>:J*ip.m.���The boats have sailed about  four miles of the distance to finish, and  Reliance i.s leading by almost a mile and  has the race apparently well in hand.  ���J :1-l p.m.���Shamrock has now hoisted  her balloon jib topsail.  _:2iip.in.���Reliance continues to draw  awuy from Shamrock and now leads by a  mile"and a quarter. Reliance crossed the  line at start -1 seconds after Shamrock and  turned outer mark '! minutes and Hi seconds ahead, heating Shamrock on the  windward b"> miles by 'S minutes T seconds.  2 ::'N p.m.���Reliance has an apparent  lead of 5 minutes; barring accident, she  should win by from li lo s minutes.  2 :-|N p.m.��� Welianee increases her lead.  2 :-J2 p.m.���It now looks as if Shamrook  was gaining slightly.  2 lo'. p.m.���The yachts are about  five  miles from the finish, Reliance leading by  ii mile and a quarter.  2 :<">:! p.m.���The yachts nre now within  three miles of the finish. Shamrock has  just, been timed as il minutes and -10 seconds behind Reliance.  .*! :()G p.m.���Reliance is fast approaching  the, finish.  :i:i:i p.m.���Reliance crossed the line at  i!:J2 :I0, lime unofficial.  :(::{() p.m.���Reliance official time (by  Marconi) :S .17 :4f*. Shamrock official time  (bv Marconi) :; :2ii:-!().  Word comes from the Coast of Seneca  (i. Ketchuin's death at Si'dro-Wooley,  Washington. Seneca G. Ketchum was  well-known in Nelson among the fraternity of printers, and lo a lesser extent to  the' general public through holding the  position of chief of police for a short time  in the summer of is<)7, the first year the  town was incorporated. As a printor-  journalist', he will be remembered for  many a day by co-workers. As a writer  he had a vein of humor Ihat wa.s original;  and sometimes it wa.s better in verse than  iu prose.   He hnd the failing that hun-;  dreds of newspapermen have; he imagined  wit and humor and ardent spirits were in-:  separable.    His brief career as an officeholder at Nelson was merely an incident, I  and   without   significance,    other   tlian  showing tbe friendliness that is one of  thc strong traits of men who make newspapers.    Kctchmn was from Oraugeville,  Ontario, where his father was well-to-do.  He   leaves   a wife and child.    May the]  Lord take better care of him, now that he"i  has gone to the spirit-land,  than he didi  of himself when in this land of spirits.  "In your hearts, you know that John]  Houston stood by the Miners' Union at a I  time when it most needed friends."���Ex- [  tract from a speech delivered by S. S.  Taylor, K.C., at Ymir in May, 1900. t  "John Houston opposed the etg*_k-hour I  law, and he has not been a sinc_**e ftaend [  of labor unions."���Extract from a spewb  delivered by Sidney Stockton Taylor, 1$.  C, at Nelson in August, 1908.' The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1S1T.     Ineorponited by Aft i.l" IV.rlminelit.  CAPITAL (all paid up") 5i3,379>24��-oo  REST     9,000,000.00  UNDIDVIDED  PROFITS 724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  RT.  HON.  1,0KP STRATHCONA   AND  MDfNT  KOVAI..  Cl.C.M.C,   l'rcsi<l.-nt.  HON. G. A.  DRUMMOND, VU.'e-1're.sident. *"���  S. CI.OI'STON, (Jeiieiul .Vninnri-r.  NELSON BRANCH SL^^X'1  A.   H.   UUUHANAN,  ���VlunuKiii-.  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SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���The Evening Tribune and The Nelson Tribune will be delivered  by carrier in Nelson for FIFTEEN CEN 1*S a week,  or FIFTY CENTS a month, payable in advance.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1003  ii-  -:/  The election campaign may be said to be  commenced.     While    the   nominations  have not all been made, enough have been  made to start the ball rolling.   It is significant; that the Kootenay and Boundary  ridings are tlie first in the field, and this,  too, without the assistaace of paid professional   organizers.    The, people  of  the  eleven ridings in the southeastern portion  of the province are paddling their own canoes, and that they are interested is evidenced by the way in which they have organized to do the work of their respective  parties.   This is a good omen.   It means  that the people, as a whole, and not a  7 would-be ruling class,  are interested in  < giving the province a government that  ' should be conducted in the interest of all  ; the people.   Of the eleven ridings in the  ��� Kootenays and Boundary section of Yale,  the Conservatives nominated candidates  on Saturday in Revelstoke, Cranbrook,  Ymir, Nelson City,  Slocan,  and Grand  Forks,  and within two weeks nominations will be made iu Fernie, Greenwood  ahd Columbia.   Rossland is not ready.  Kaslo   will    not   hold    a    convention.  The Liberals have nominated candidates  in Greenwood, Slocan, Ymir, Fernie, Nolson City, and Kaslo ridings, and are preparing to nominate in the other ridings.  The Socialists have candidates in Revelstoke,'Fernie, ahd Grand Forks, and the  Independent Labor Party has a candidate  in the Slocan.   The Conservative candidates nominated are all of the "common"  folk; none of them are of tlie "aristocracy," which refutes one of the stock arguments of their opponents.    As a matter  ^o_^cfc=j-fc_-*Liberal--Co^  a.whoie, is made tip of the "common"  people, and thc "common" people have  made Canada what it i.s today���the freest  country on earth.  Judging from repeated editorial expressions of the Vancouver News-Advertiser,  that paper is trimming for a continuation  of the hybrid governments that have so  long held oflice in this province. If the  News-Advertiser imagines the people  want a continuation of such governments,  it knows little of public opinion. There  . i.s a small element in both political parties  who would rather have a hybrid government than a straight party government if  they are not to be the "big pollywogs in  iii the puddle." The people euro liitlefor  these "big pollywogs," but they do care  for a government that will last nt least  through one term of a legislative assembly. The News-Advertiser prates  about the influences���Liberal and Cimsi-r-  vative���^that upset the Prior government.  The people care little about the governments the province has had in the past.  It is the future they are looking forward  to, and one thing they are uot specially  hankering for, and that is to have a du-  'plicate of any of the governments that  have been in power since 1890.  The Laurier government asks for an appropriation to aid in securing a news service from Great Britain that will be independent'of the Associated Press. The  newspapers of Canada print- too much  news of the old country now and uot  enough Canadian news. The Canadian  Pacific Telegraph Company distributes  Associated Press dispatches throughout  Canada, and were that company to cut  out'th&fOreign jiows it furnishes newspapers'daily and substitute purely Canadian  'news, it would be doing the country a  good service. The Laurier government  can find better uses for the money of the  people than squandering it on press dispatches from the old country colored to  suit the wishes of a few people in Eastern  Canada. The postal service of the country, in which all the people are interested,  can use any surplus the Laurier government has at its disposal.  The lack of enterprise of the Coast  newspapers is shown by the fact that  neither 'the Vancouver News-Advertiser  nor the Victoria Colonist, both morning  papers, had a word of news regarding the  nominating conventions held on Saturday  for Nelson, Ymir, Slocan, Revelstoke,  Cranbrook, and Grand Forks ridings, six  of tho most important constituencies in  the southeastern portion of the province.  The Associated Press could send out reports of unimportant dissensions in the  Liberal-Conservative party, but not a  word of the regular conventions of the  party.    " Were Poplar Creek on the other side  " of the boundary line, there wouldn't be  " hotel accommodations iu the whole of  " of Kootenay for the people who would  " be rushing to it," is a remark frequently  heard on the streets of Nelson. Well, it  must be admitted we are a trifle slow on  this side, but we last. We have the goods  aud they don't get shelf-worn or moth-  eaten. There is more good virgin mining  ground in 3_:sst and West Kootenay districts than in the same area anywhere  else in America, and prospectors are beginning to realize it.  The reports coming from the great farming districts in the Northwest Territories  and Manitoba as to the condition of crops  are most encouraging. Thousands of settlers have gone into Manitoba and the  Territories within the past twelve months,  and if their hardships���and all pioneers  have them���are offset by good crops the  first year, they will not be discouraged if  in tho second year the crops aro not up to  their expectations. There is a great future for the immense country north of the  main line of the Canadian Pacific.  If half the money that will bo spent on  politics in Kootenay in the next two  mouths were spent in advertising Poplar  Creek aud other promising mining districts, Kootenay would be better off. But  "-th^Tf-bple^iffitst__iave politicl^aT-d what  they must have they must pa}* for.  The Rossland Miner used n column of  its space today in denouncing the Liberal-  Conservative Party in Nelson. As no one  recognizes the Miner as a Liberal-Conservative newspaper, its denunciation of  Liberal-Conservatives is nor likely to have  any material effect on the party, either in  Nelson or anywhere else. The Miner i.s a  dirty, bird.   The Kamloops Si'iirinel, of which |-\ ,1.  Deane of the Nelson Duily News is owner,  devotes over a column to explaining what  the "Wandering Willies" of the Lilm-nl-  Conservative party in Nelson will do to  John Houston on election day, a question  the people of Kamloops are not interested  in. The .Sentinel had better explain what  F. J. Deane did to earn that ��(1000.  A Humorist's End.  Alexander Pirie, one of the most widely  known of Canadian newspaper men. is  dead as the result of a pistol shot tired by  his own hand. The wound whicli resulted fatally was inflicted about a week  ago, and. according to the comments of  comrades who knew Mr. Pirie well, he  was the. last man in the world who would  have been suspected of n desire to depart  before life's natural span had heen compassed. The life of every company, the  humorist in every assembly of tho "newspaper fraternity, ho seemed the embodiment of optimism. Always ready with  tlie cheerful word and with the helping  hand, the secret thoughts of his heart  were as a sealed book to the busy world  around him. In the mouth the merry  jest, in tho heart the loneliness and despair  which follow bereavement.  About four years ago Mr. Pirie lost his  wife. The few intimate friends who  thought they divined the secrets of his  inmost heart knew that he wa.s sorely  slii'dcen. lint as he bore up bravely in the  sight of men and was apparently a.s ready  as ever with his sullies of wit, they had  no idea of the weight of thc blow that had  been inflicted. Now they know the  wound had never healed, and, remembering that there is a family left doubly afflicted, they throw the mantle of ���harity  over a deed prompted by a mind diseased.  In these days of questioning, nor confined to iiny' particular race or people,  about the sacredness of the marriage relation, it i.s interesting, and may be salutary, to turn from the records of the  divorce courts to contemplation of the  mourning, which could not be comforted,  of the editor of the Dundns Banner. It  is sud to think that grief for the dead occasionally drives men and women to tor-  get their duty to the living; but us family  life is admittedly the bulwark of the slate,  it i.s comforting to turn to some evidence  of the strength of domestic affection. Mr.  Pirie's devotion was not the passing passion of ardent youth, lint the enduring  love that had been subjected to and  cemented by all the tests of life.  One of Mark Twain's Yarns.  So many strikes are now afloat in the'  daily press about lost mines nnd wonder-  new discoveries, that it may not be out of  place to reprint some remarks of Mark  Twain on the subject of rich gold deposits, which originally appeared forty years  ago iu the California paper he was connected with:  "I have just seen your despatch from  San Francisco in Saturday's Evening  Post," wroto Mark, "about gold in solution in Calistoga Springs, and about the  proprietor having extracted 1000 ounces of  gold from two barrels of water during the  last fortnight, by a process' known only to  himself.  "This will surprise many of your readers, but it does not surprise me, for I once  owned these springs myself. What does  surprise me, however, is the falling off iu  richness of the water. In my time the  yield was a dollar a dipperfnl. I am not  saying this to injure the property in case  a sale is contemplated. I am saying it in  the interest of history. It may be that  the hotel proprietor's process is an inferior  one. Yes that may be the fault. Mine  was to take my uncle (I had an extra one  at that time, ou account of his parents dying and leaving him on my hands) aud  fill him up aud let him stand fifteen minutes, to give the water a Chance to settle.  Well, then I inserted him in an exhaust  receiver, which had the effect of sucking  the gold out through his pores. I have  taken more than ��11,000 out of the old  man in less than a dtiy and a 'half.^;$|&__,  "I should have hung onto those springs,  but for the badness of the roads and the  difficulty of getting gold to market. I  consider that the gold yielding water is in  many respects remarkable, and j*et no  move remarkable than the gold-bearing  air of Catgut canon, tip there towards the  head of the auriferous range. This air,  or this wiud, for it is a kind of trade wind  which blows steadily down through GOO  miles of the richest quartz croppings during an hour and a quarter each day except Sundays, is heavily charged with exquisitely fine, impalpable gold.  "Nothing precipitates aud solidifies this  gold so readily as contact with the human flesh heated by passion. The time  that William Abrahams was disappointed  in love he used to sit outdoors when the  wind was blowing, and come again and  begin to sigh, and I would extract over a  dollar aud a half for every sigh. He  sighed right along, and the time that  John Harbinson and Alek Norton quarreled about Htirbinson's dog, they stood  swearing at eacli other; and they knew  how*, and what they didn't know about  swearing they couldn't learn from you  aud me, not by a good deal; and at the  end of every three or four minutes they  had to stop and declare a dividend. If  they didn't their jaws would clog up so  they couldn't get the big nine-syllable  ones out at all, and when the wind was  done blowing they cleaned up just a little  over ��1600 apiece. I know these facts to  be absolutely true; because I got them  from a man whose mother I know personally.  "I don't suppose a person could buy the  water privileges at Calistoga now at any  =pricerbu t-several-good-loeations^along the"  course of the Catgut canon gold-bearing  trade winds are for sale. They are' going  to be stocked for the New York market.  They will sell, too."  Bridge Foreman Killed.  Word reached Nelson last night that J.  P. Manhart was accidentally killed ou the  Lardo branch of the C.P.R. At first it  was rumored that he had been killed  while doing work for the railway as bridge  foreman, J. Z. Choate, superintendent  of bridges, with headquarters at Nelson,  received definite word that Mr. Manhart  wir killed while prospecting. It seems  that he and a prospector named Cameron  went up Canyon creek, near (rorrard, at  the Trout lake end of the road, whore  they did some work on a ledge. They put  in a shot, and when it went off it "must  have loosened the ground on which a dead  hemlock stub of a tree stood, as it was  fully half an hour after the shot was fired  when Mr. Manhart was killed. He and  Cameron were examining the ledge where  they had put in the shot, when without  warning the stub fell, killing Manhart instantly. The remains will arrive on the  boat tomorrow. Mr. Manhart was well-  known in Nelson, where he has resided  since JISOO. Since coming hero he has  been employed as'bridge foreman by the  C.P.R. and was well liked by both tlie  men under him aud Ihe superintendent.  Mrs. Manhart left Nelson two weeks ago  for a short visit to friends in Seattle, and  she was summoned home last night, us  was a son who was in Spokane.  Mr. Manhart wa.s born in Glengarry  county, Ontario, and was ~>~> years of age.  He leaves a wife and nine children, the  youngest being eight years of age.  American Capital Interested.  A party of gentlemen from Indiana  who are interested in the Copper Dollar  and Western Star groups are at Camborne, in the Lardeau district, nnd are inspecting their properties. The party is  made up of J. R. Bottorff, C Lewis', A.  Miirslmll, J. W. .Tones, of Elwood, Indiana; A. Dubois, Kokomn Indiana; C. K.  Averill, Indianapolis, Indiana, and R. K.  Floeter, Lima, Ohio.  Chicago Capitalists Coming.  Camborne Miner, loth: W". It. Myers,  chief owner of the Kitsap group, who has  been spending several months in the east,  chiefly in Chicago, arrived at Camborne  a few days since and will spend considerable time here looking after his interests.  Mr. Myers was seen by a Miner man, to  whom he expressed himself as follows:  When I left here less than a year ago.  Camborne one might say was just starting to grow, and I consider the progress  made in so short a time is marvelous,  both in the advance in the town and the  mining industry which supports it. Since  my former visit you have increased amazingly, aud I believe from my knowledge  of the veins of free gold and silver ore  whicli snrronud it thai there is bound to  be a big and prosperous mining camp in  this valley. Mining men in tlie States,  continued Mr. Myers, are just beginning  to hear of the Lardeau, and wheu thoy see  and realize what a wonderful mineral  belt is here, 1 am confident that capital  will pour in for development. As it is  you are doing remarkably well for a young  crmp, but if we had such showings of  mineral on our side of the line there would  soon be 20,000 people in this valley.  When I left. Chicago nn excursion was being arranged among some forty or fifty  capitalists to visit the section about September 1st. Many of the visitors will include men already interested iu the Eva  mine, and others who are looking for good  investments. Tliey will he accompanied  by Andrew F. Rosenberger, which is a  guarantee that no effort will be spared to  make their visit an enjoyable and profitable one, and the result, should be productive, of much good to this camp, since  these gentlemen cannot fail to be favorably impressed, and where tiny lead  others will follow, tis they are men of  wealth and influence, who ou their return to Chicago will spread the fame of  tho Lardeau.  On being asked what his intentions  were with regard to Kitsap, Mr. Myers  said that he already had a small force at  work on the property, and was waiting  for his partner, B. C. Feeuy of the Chicago Board of Trade, to arrive, when they  would let a contract to sink 150 feet on  the vein. The government bounty on  lead, he concluded, has giveu encouragement, as it will add to the price lead will  sell for, and we hope to get our property  in shape to take advantage of the bonus.  The Kitsap group is a galena property, on  which considerable exploratory work has  already beeu done, resulting in the exposure" of two veins of galena, averaging  50 per cent lead with -10 ounces of silver  to the ton, and gold vsilues of ��4.50.  On His Way to Poplar Creek.  "Jap" Kiug, one of the pioneer prospectors of the Kootenay Lake country, is in  Nelson, coming over from Phoenix yesterday. Mr. King has had probably as wide  an experience prospecting as any man  who ever came to Kootenay. He has been  iu nearly every mining district west of the  Mississippi river. His latest venture was  in the Tonapah district, Nevada. He says  that district is 00 miles from a railway  and is in a desert, yet there are thousands  of people there, and bunereds of thousands of dollars have beeu spent in sinking  shafts on wash gravel. There is a piece of  ground not large in aera, but very rich ;  but he does not believe the district is  likely to be an extensive one. Water  sells for ��1.50 a barrel, and hay and grain  at 4 aud 5 cents a pound. Mr. King is on  bis way to Poplar Creek, and as he is a  good prospector, he should_owu">iu some  good ground before fall.  George Doyle is in from Cherry Creek,  and reports _2 meu at work at the mine.  Oue tunnel is in .'100 feet.No.S is in 2S0 feet,  and No. il 140 feet. Nos. 1 and a arc on the  Jedgejju___l_o.___j_ji_cro^  will average about 5 feet and the ore is  free-milling, the values are gold and silver. The average mill value should bo  about ��20. The mill plant is on the  ground, and thc grading for the site is  completed. The mill should be in operation in six weeks.  The Money-Lender in Mexico.  Mexico is thc ideal country for the  money lender. Interest rates would make  a Shylock turn in his grave with envy, as  even nierchanfs never pay on overdrafts,  secured with gilt-edged callateral, less  that one and as high us ten per centum  per month.  The banks and merchandise business  are mostly in the hands of the .lews, and  under the liberal but stable banking laws,  for every dollar deposited with the government the depositing bunks are allowed  to issue ��2 in bunk notes.  Miguel Lilt/., a Colorado Jew, came to  Magdalena a few years ago a poor man,  and started a little less than one-horse  store. Having no competition worthy of  the name, he has prospered uutil now he  has a store which would bo a credit to a  metropolitan city, and by. carrying a large  general stock, 'people' come hundreds of  miles to trade with him and he has completely eclipsed his rivals who trod in the  same old rut, never carrying but a small  inferior stock. He is rated at over a million, aud a short time ago when some  London parties, with their usual lack of  foresight, came to this country to buy a  mine on which the bond had nearly expired and only had bunk of England certificates of deposit, a form of collateral  totally unknown to the, benighted natives,  Miguel Latz cashed the exchange to the  amount of .. 100,000, and saved the bond.  Think* of a country store keeper in the  United States cashing a check at a moment's notice for ��100,000. The Sando-  vals, also Hebrews, came to the border  town of Nogales n few years ago aud began work as customs brokers. Today  they have two bunks, one at Gunyinas  and one at Nogales, and are rated at over  a million.  Fora shrewd moneylender Mexico offers the greatest inducements, and the natives have not that prejudice against the  ���lews that other nations have.  Alfred Beit, the London Jew, and partner of the last Cecil Rhodes, lately bought  the whole street railway system of Mexico  and Montreal Jews are pithing in a ��12.-  000,000 electric light and power plant in  the valley of Mexico. The Rothschilds  own and o-u-rule one of the largest copper  mines in the world, ihe Boleo. al Santa  i Rosalia, and the Seligman's and Lewis-  l film's of New York control the immense  .'monthly'* copper product of (l.ooo.llOO  pounds of the famous Cananea mine. The  Guggenhoinis of the smelter trust i.s a  household word in Mexico. One of the  favorite schemes of the shrewd Jewish  money lender is to ������stand in" with some  resilient manager of n big mine whose  head oflice is in some foreign country, and  induce him to only have a pay day every  two months, and the result is thai ihe laborers are consequently borrowing money  at a ruinous rate of interest, nnd the dense  peons never see the point, as until the advent of foreign capital they never got any  money at all, simply a rough fareof beans  and corn, and they chuckle at the simplicity ('-) of the foreigner, in paying them  in monev at all.  [Penny-in-the-Slot Insurance.  If you invest a penny, get au insurance  ticket for that sum for one week, pocket  a sharpened lead pencil and are further  able to hike the coupon to the nearest  tradesman and get a penny in the shilling  discount fin any goods you buy���all this,  bear iu mind, for the penny originally invested���yon will doubtless think you "have  done well, says the London Dispatch.  In a wci'k or two's time you will be able  to do all this and more, for the Automatic  and General Insurance Company are about  to put up public places in London���by and  by in the provinces���1000 automatic niii-  chinces, guaranteed to do all that is stated  in the opening paragraph.  Some time ago a project was started  with the abject of insuring the great industrial population against accidents of  all kinds through the medium of a penny-  in-the-slot machine. But that machine  was not pi-oof against fraud.  At the press view of the new machine  on Thursday last if was demonstrated to  (host; pivsiuit that fraud was absolutely  impossible. The machine has the appearance of a very handsome clock, tells you  the correct time fo a second, and when a  penny was placed in the slot and a handle  wtis pulled forward, out. dropped a pencil.  This was picked lip and the "insurer"  signed his name on a blank provided for  the purpose. Another push of the handle  was given, the name disappeared in a  twinkling, and a square of paper bearing  the insurance polity appeared.  An exar.iinntion of the interior cogwheels and rolls of paper revealed the fact  that the signature of the insurer, together  with the exact time and date that the insurance had been effected, was deposited  in a box tonvhich only recognized ollicials:  of the company had access.  Now if, say after insuring, you met with  an accident within seven' days, yon apply  to the. Law Accident Insurance Society  for your allowance of five 10-shilling  weekly payments, anil if your name is on  the register retained by tho machine, yon  get your money.  Many tradesmen who have been interviewed have signed contracts agreeing to  allow the discount mentioned in consideration of the advertisement they receive on  the coupons.  Anyone can insure up to the amount of  their weekly wage. Thus a man earning  ��2 weekly could insure himself against  accident during the next seven diij-s, and  iu the event of calamity during that time  would be receiving ��2 weekly by investing in four coupons.  The owners of the patent are making  making arrangements to place such a machine in every factory, warehouse, and  mill in the kingdom where large numbers  of workmen are employed. The employers are only too glad to allow the mnchiue  to be placed ou the premises, as it lessens  their own risk from a liability point of  view. It will pay the workman to invest  his penny, because he gets it back at a  local tradesman's. It thus costs him  nothing to insure himself. He gets a  lead pencil, and if he meets with any kind  of accident whatever there is a certain  sum due weekly to him.  Poi'LAH Cheek, August 19.���The people  are getting up a petition to have H. J.  j________U______J___t__fi _!?_____ peace. __T] i e_u_  was a big strike made today on thp Chis  holm property on Rapid creek, and it is  said to bo a.s good as the Lucky Jack.  About sixty people got off here tonight.  John Keen, who owns the townsite, is  selling lots. Among others who came in  is one of the Coplin brothers of Spokane.  There were also men from New York who  looked as they hail millions in their shirts.  Stud aud draw poker are running flay and  night, but men cannot, be got to work on  the Lucky Jack tunnel, which has been  commenced. There are several cases of  ".���jumping" reported. Taken all in nil,  Poplar Creek is getting to be an up-to-  date mining camp.  PROSSER'S  ���    Second Hand Store  "iChina Hall  New mill Second Hiinil Goods of every desrrip-  llon Imiiijlit anil sold. See our Crockery mid  flliisswiire.  WKSTKKX  CANADIAN'  KMPI.OV.MKNT  AGENCY  Goods  Rented  ���Pii-st-CIajss   Warehouse  Por  Storage  linker Street, West,  Next lo C.l'.U. Tieket Ollice  Phone 'Jill A P.O. Box i)88  S20 Wiiter St. Telephone  146  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work dun- hy liiunl or machine, iiml on short  notice, t-livury wiifon culls for mid delivers  work every day in the week.  Itliiiikels, r'liinnels, Cnrtitnis, etc., �� speeinllv.  Dyeing I"1 <*l<-'��i'iii>K also done. Onlsiile orders  promptly attended In.  tP/MJI^  iNIPOU. I'liiprielor.     I'.O. Ilox -4-B  FOR SALE  U. L. Lindsay of Knslo is ol'lenng for the 1ml-  unee ol this month |,|s Imai, liverv business and  liouse nnd lot in etuiiicotioii for less limn one-  lialX its value,   irilu hnvs the whole outfit  THE PARTY IS A UNIT  If you want the political news of Nelson, 3*011 must go to the  Coast for it. More is known in Vancouver of the political situation at Nelson than is known in Nelson. The Vancouver  World and the Vancouver Province, both Liberal, have special  correspondents in Nelson, and according to the reports wired  Irr these special correspondents, the Liberal-Conservative nominee for Nelson Cit}- riding has no chance whatever of defeating  the Liberal nominee, -Sydney Stockton Taylor, K.C. All because the Liberal-Conservative nominee, John Houston, is opposed by men who profess to be Liberal-Conservatives. ' What  a pity 'tis that the Liberal-Conservative Party iu Nelsou should  nominate a candidate who has enemies ? 'Tis a pity that the  Liberal-Conservatives of Nelson are so short-sighted as to believe  that they are their own bosses; that they should think for  themselves! But for the special information of the Vancouver  World and the Vancouver Province and the Victoria Times, all  Liberal newspapers, it may be stated that the Liberal-Conservatives of Nelson met iu a regularly called convention���the largest  ever held iu Nelson���and nominated John Houston by acclamation; and that every delegate who attended the convention was  and is now a Liberal-Conservative. It may also be stated for  the information of these three Liberal newspapers, that thc  LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY of Nelson, to a man,  is supporting the nominee of the part}*. It may be stated  further for the edification of these three moulders of Liberal  thought, that John Houston has many stanch friends and supporters iu Nelsou who are not Liberal-Conservatives. Probably  the knowledge of this fact is causing Liberal candidate Sydney  Stocktou Taylor, K.C, more worry than any probable Liberal-  Conservative defection is causing John Houston.  GOOlTcmZENS  There are few citizens of the United States now iu Nelsou.  Most of them have become British subjects by naturalization,  and it may be safely stated that all those who have changed  their allegiance will make good citizens. Some of these newly  made British subjects frankly admit that they have uot studied  Canadian politics very closely, but they all know something of  the politics of the United States, and they geueralty repl}.* on  being asked how they stand politically, "O, I was a Republican  (or I was a Democrat) over ou the other side, and I am on this  side with the party whose principles are the nearest like that of  the Republican part}* (or of the Democratic party.)" In the  United States, the Repuplicau party stands for Protection and  the Democratic party for Free Trade. Here in Canada, the  Liberal-Conservatives stand for Protection and the Liberals for  Free Trade. Iu the United States, wheu in power the Democrats refused to put their principles to a practical test. In Canada, the Liberals have done likewise. However, whether they  were Democrats or Republicans, the men born in the United  States who have become naturalized British subjects are the  xight^md__of__=people==for^Koote4ia-yr-a^  them the better*.  SIGNIFICANT  It is significant that none of the candidates nominated b}** the  Liberal-Conservative part}' in the Kooteuay-Bouudary ridings  are lawyers. Is it because the people believe there were too  many lawyers iu the last legislative assembly? or is it because  they have uot that, implicit faith in lawyers that lawyers believe  they should have? The Tribune is of opinion that it is thc result of the effort lawyers make to "hog everything in sight" for  their profession on every political opportunity. Lawyers make  good legislators, but their average goodness is uot above that of  legislators of other professions or callings. There were ten  lawyers in the last legislative assembly,-and it is safe to say-  that they took up nine-tenths of the time of the house iu windy-  discussions that were most tiresome aud which resulted in no  good to the country.  Cash   Advanced   on   Consignment-  Jacob Green & Gx  Auctioneers,  Appraisers,  Valuators  General ^Commission  Agents  NELSON, B. C.  Corner ot linker nnd Josephine Street  GELIGNITE   The strongest and best Explosive on the Market  Hamilton Powde* Company  Jliiniifiieturers of  High Grade Explosives, Sporting:, Mining and Blasting Powder  Miinufiietiiredl  Hy the   GKO. C.  TUXSTAhU JR.  District JIgr., Nelson, B.C, The Nelson Tribune  The Political News of the Province  Have No Opposition in Convention.  TIhi best evidence that the Liberal-Conservatives of Nelson City riding are a  parly with n purpose was the personnel of  the delegates who attended tlie party's  nominating convention on Saturday  night. Forty odd delegates and their alternates were in attendance, and every  o e of them is a man of influence in the  community. The meeting was open to  Ihe public aud the press. It was called  to order by Fred Starkey, president of the  Liberal-Conservative Association of Nelson, who wa.s also a delegate from the  East ward. He asked that a chairman be  named, and William Irvine, a delegate  from the West. ward,_was voted to the  chair. George A. Hunter, also from the  West ward, was made secretaiy. W. F.  Teetzel, W. B. McLean, and J. E. Amiable were appointed a committee on credentials, and they reported tlie following  named entitled to seats, and each delegate answered "Here" when his name  was called by the chairman of the committee:  East Ward���GeOrge W. Bartlett, Gus  Erickson, .1. A. Gilker, ,1. A. Irving,  Jacob Dover, J. A. Kirkpatriek, J. J.  Maloue, W. E. McCandlish, W. B. McLean, Dr. W. O. Rose, Thomas Sprout,  Charles E. Sewall, Fred Starkey, W. F.  Teetzel, nnd Robert Weir.  West Ward���Joseph Bradshaw, .T. Z.  Choate, William Irvine, Duncan M. Me-  -Donald, George A. Hunter, Alexander  ,'Mnnro, Gilbert Stanley, Harry H. Ward,  und David McBeath.  All the. alternate delegates were also  present und a goodly number of supporters of the party.  Tlie chairman announced, after Undelegates were seated, that, nominations  were in order.  Dr. W. O. Rose in a near, speech presented the name of John Houston, and  the nomination was seconded by J. Z.  Choate. No other names were mentioned, and the nominations were on motion closed and John Houston declared  tlie nominee of the party by acclamation,  chairman Irvine making the announcement, in a complimentary speech. The  candidate was then called for, and on  arising the applause was of the kind that  makes a mail feel that lie is among  friends.  The Tribune long-hand journalist was  present at tlie meeting, but, ho was so engaged that he could not take down the  speech, and the readers of The Tribune  will never know what they missed by  not, hearing it. Mr. Houston's opening  remarks were: "I can only thank you for  the nomination tendered me in as few  words as possible. Were I to consult my  own feelings, I would decline the nomination ; but were I to decline, I would be ungrateful to the men who have stood behind  me in so many contests; stood behind mo  when I have been vilified and traduced,-  not, because of my political actions, but  because of the hatred engendered through  tlie rancor of our local strifes. I do not  believe that there is a man in Nelsou who  can say that I have been untrue to Nelsou  or to my friends. No man can accuse me  of being a flopper, cither in busiuess, or in  politics, or in friendship. It is said I have  many imperfections. I probably have  more imperfections than any fifty men  in Nelson all put together, but every  man, woman, and child in Nelson knows  what, my imperfections are. I have never  tried to conceal any of them. Seeing thnt  you have selected me to be your standard  bearer, I will go into the fight to win; not  because of any advantage it may give ine  personally, for I have been too long in  politics not to know that, an honest man  does not better himself by being in political life. I have taken an active part in  politics in Nelson for the past, 14 years,  and I am poorer today than when I  tramped iu from Sprout's Lauding to  ^wh-i'e^this^eity-^iiow^,stands. -----Probably-^  however, Nelson's reputation of scuding  honest men to represent her iu the legislative assembly has not hurt Nelson.*'  Thc speaker made no reference whatever to the men who, claiming to be Liberal-Conservatives, are opposing him, and  nn j- reference made to his opponent was  complimentary. He said that a party,  like an individual, must have the courage  of its convictions in order to he either respected or successful. He also said that  Liberal-Conservatives were not made up  of ont? class or confined to one* locality;  that I he parly included within its ranks  all classes of people, and good evidence  that its rank and file were well scattered  lliroughout Kootenay was tlie fact that  every town, village, hamlet, mine, and  farming valley was represented in the  convention held for tlit* Ymir riding during the day. Mr. Houston promised to  make u speech at his ratification meeting,  whicli would be arranged forin the course  of the week by bis campaign committee.  .1. F. Burne, J. A. Kelly, and It. It.  Lowe, who attended the Ymir convention  as delegates," were called on, and all tliree  said they believed the party would be successful at the polls, as the candidates were  men in whom tho people had confidence.  After the speeches the platform of the  party adopted at Revelstoke last, fall wa.s  endorsed. William Irvine was elected  chairman of the campaign committee,  which is made up of the delegate's and the  alternate delegates elected at tlie ward  meetings. George A. Hunter was elected  secretary of tlie committee and J. A. Gilker treasurer.  The meeting (Mime to an end with three  cheers and a tiger for John Houston.  of tht; Nelsou Carpenters' Union. Mr.  Burns is supporting Mr. Taylor, and, no  doubt, is doing his best to influence individual carpenters to vote for him. Tlie  unions of Nelson are not taking part in  politics a.s organizations, and they are doing right. Individual members of the different unions, however, arc taking an active part which is undoubtedly their right.  John Burns is n pronounced Liberal and he  is supporting the candidate of thnt party.  iltou, and others working in the interest of S. S. Taylor, who lias been a nominated candidate'for two months; *!04  were made at the office of the collector of  voters: -1(1 were made before John Elliot,  E. C. Wragge, R. S. Lennie, W. A. Macdonald, R. VV. Hnnrington, and R. M.  Macdonald; and '! were made before outside commissioners.  Thc Liberal-Conservative nominating  convention for Grand Forks riding wns  held at Grand Forks on Saturday. Delegates wore present from every polling  place. Three candidates were placed in  nomination, and it took eleven ballots to  nominate. Ernest Miller, lawyer; George  A. Fraser, druggist, and Georgo M. Runi-  bergor, real estate agent, were tlie. candidates. Miller led .until the last ballot,  when the supporters of Rumberger went  to Fraser, and nominated him. Fraser  was a resident of Rossland, when that  town was incorporated in 1897, and  was elected oue of the aldermen. He  headed the poll. Fraser is popular, he is  n good worker, and he lias good chances  of being a wiuner.  The Liberal-Conservatives of Revelstoke riding, iu convention on Saturday,  nominated Tom Taylor, who was a member of the last legislature.  A carpenter writes The Tribune as follows : "I notice by last Tribune that John  Burns, it Nelson carpenter, had promised  the support of the Carpenters' Union to  S. S. Taylor. Now, sir, the Carpenters'  Union is not a political organization, and  if the Nelsou Carpenters' Union have endorsed the candidature of S. S. Taylor,  they do so against the constitution of the  Carpenters and Joiners Union of America. Tlie Carpenters' Union do uot take  issue a.s an organization in political contests. Such interest is strictly against the  constitution. There are 10 or 12 other organizations that, are non-political." The  writer of the above is mistaken. The Tribune did not state that John Burns had  promised S. S. Taylor, K. C, tho support  The Rossland Miner says it would be a  crime to elect ex-premier Prior to the legislative assembly. If The Tribune is not  mistaken, every delegate from Rossland  to. the Revelstoke convention last fall favored colonel Prior for leader of the Liberal-Conservative Party. If colonel Prior  was a good man in September last, he is a  good man now. There may be differences  of opinion as to the wisdom of some of his  political acts, yet there is no reason why  lie should be branded as a criminal by  newspapers like the Rossland Miner, for  while it is branding Prior as a criminal it  is doing, the same for some of tho most  conspicuous Liberal-Couservatives in Rossland. , .  "Mc and Jack Hamilton cau control the  railway vote,' and we will see that, John  Houston does not get it," i.s what a prominent trainman says when ho is discussing  the political situation in Nelson. The  Tribune i.s of opinion that raihvay men do  their own thinking, and that they do not  till think alike ou political questions any  more than they do on other questions that  concern the people as a whole.  Boston*, August 18.���A report on the  world's apple crop of lllO'i lias just been  issued by the Boston Chamber of Commerce.   It shows Great Britain  short of  all fruits, notably apples. Europe is generally short of apples, but with a heavy  crop of Valencia oranges and Almeria  grapes. Now England iu the aggregate  will have a very generous crop. New  York state reports plenty of apples; the  middle west only fair: the far west  heavy. Canada also will have, quite a  heavy yield. The quality average is excellent.   N'uw-Youk, August 18.���A Herald dispatch irom Loudon says it has beeu officially stated by Mr. Hnyiuan, consul general of the republic of Liberia iu Loudou,  that diamonds have been discovered in  the country, and following this it is announced that a prospecting party sent out  liy the Western Africa Gold Concessions  Company, Limited, has returned with fine  specimans of coroudum iu the form of  both rubies and sapphires. This uews is  of interest iu America and France, where  ti. fair proportion of the stock of the company that owns the milling rights in the  republic is held.  "I will bet ��5 that John Houston is defeated," remarked a C.P.R. railway conductor in a barber shop today. One of  Houston's campaign committee heard the  remark and replied, "I have a toner here,  and there is no use of splitting it in two,  so I will take your five and another if you  have it." The r.c. weakened, and no bet  was made. The r.c. lives in Rossland,  TM^TaiWllftntossMM  desire to sec Houston defeated.  A special meeting of the Liberals of  Newcastle district, held on Friday evening last at Ladysmith, to nominate a candidate for the coming provincial election,  D. W. Murray was unanimously chosen  as standard bearer. There was only one  other candidate spoken of, D. Thomas,  but the feeling was overwhelmingly in fa-  V(u- of Mr. Murray and Mr. Thomas gracefully acquiesced and will cordially support the choice of the meeting. Mr. Murray is the proprietor of the only blacksmith shop in town, young, popular, and  having always stood for the interests of  tilt! miners and the town  generally.  Neill MeCnlhini of Grand Forks was  nominated by the Liberals on Monday to  contest Grand Forks riding in the interest of that parly. Tim Liberals now have  nominated candidates for Greenwood.  Grand Forks, Ymir, Nelson City, Slocan,  Kaslo, and Fernie ridings, leaving only  Rossland City, Revelstoke, Columbia, and  Oraubrook open. Tlie Liberal-Conservatives have nominated condidates in every  riding in southeastern British Columbia  except Rossland City, Green wood, Fernie,  and Columbia.  The convention of Liberal-Conservative  delegates to nominate the party candidate  for Richmond riding is scheduled to occur  on Saturday, August -9th. There will  be some fourteen delegates from Steves-  ton, Eburne, Soutli Vancouver, North  Vancouver, Howe. Sound, Squaniisli, and  Central Park. There' will be meetings at  all the places named on August 22nd for  the purpose of selecting delegates to attend the convention. F. J. Buttiiner is  seeking the nomination.  The Libernl-Conservafives are working  away on their Vancouver ticket, and  those whose names art! most prominently  talked of are Hon. R, G. Tatlow, Hon.  Charles Wilson, James F. Garden,  Frederick Buscombe, VV- J. Bowser, K.  C, and A. H. B. Macgowan.  "Tom" Cavan, a railway conductor,  won out in Cranbrook. He was nonii-  noted unanimously.  T. G. MoMnnamou of Ruby Creek was  nominated by the Liberal-Conservatives  of Yale. Mr. McMnnanion i.s a railway  man, and prominent aniong trackmen.  The Liberal-Conservatives of Okanagan  i riding held their nominating convention  at   Vernon   on   Tuesday.   Price   Ellison  was nominated by acclamation.  The Liberal-Conservatives of Cariboo  are. said to have practically united on S.  A. Rogers aud William Adams.  Cuts Loose With a Shotgun.  BuoiiNOMA-f, Alabama, August IS.���  A special from Heflin, Alabama, says:  News has reached here that three men  have been killed and ten wounded in Randolph county by a uegro named Sledge.  Last Friday a party of eleven white men  working ou tho public road at Beaver  creek near Lamar asked permission to eat  a few melons in his patch. They were told  to help themselves. The men began to cut  and slash melons and vines. The negro  warned them to stop and theu went after  his gun. Returning he emptied his weapon into the crowd wounding nine out, of  the eleven aud then tied. A posse headed  by the sheriff overtook the negro near u  bridge over the Tamapoise river, five miles  from Wodowe. He wes ordered to surrender, but replied b.y firing his shotgun,  instantly killing Thomas Ebert and Robert Ford. Sledge was accosted on the  road today by James Moore and "Bud"  Wilson. Without, warning tho negro  raised his gun and fired, instantly killing  Moore and mortally wounding Wilson.  Biciiux, August 19.���Lessons taught by  the recent disaster on the Paris underground railway are being applied by the  minister of public works. Orders have  been issued to the officials of the Berlin  underground aud overhead railways to  light all tunnels by wires wholly discon-  coiniectcd with the motor current, and to  install apparatus- that will enable train  hands to break the traffic current anywhere and thus stop trains approaching  tlie scene of the accident. The officials  are also ordered to cease overcrowding  cars.   London, August 19.���The Daily Mail's  correspondent at St. Petersburg describes  a   sensational   incident  which occurred  during the Keiff strike. On one occasion  he says wheu tlie troops were ordered to  fire on the strikers, a young captain  stepped iu front of his company and forbade the troops to lire upou "their poor  starving brothers." The soldiers obeyed  the counter order and the captain made a  flaming revolutionary speech to the men.  He was immediately arrested and brought  to St. Petersburg, where he was tried by  court martial aud sentenced to death.  Chicago, August 19.���Policeman Joseph  Hunter was shot and fatally wounded  early this morning by Walter Gleason,  whoui he had arrested for creating a disturbance ou the streets. Gleason then  shot himself near thc heart, inflicting a  4)-obably_fatnLw.ou_td.__- =^._z^^  London', August 20.���The Daily Chronicle hears that admiral Domvillc, commanding tho British Mediterranean fleet,  now off Portugal, has received urgent orders to detach some vessels to the neigh-  hood of Salonica immediately.  Hanna, "Wyoming, August 19.���Sixteen  more victims of the recent- mine explosion  have been recovered, mid the work of rescue is nearly complete.  Caknih-I'T, N.W.T., August 17.���-Wheat  cutting commenced today and will be  general the last of the week.  L.ABOR   UINIOiNS.  niolson minkks' union, n,,. yc, w. i*. >i.~  Meets every Hill u rdnve veil I Hi; ill 7::|0 n'rlock, III  Miners' Union Hall, north west eorner linker  nnd Slnnley streets. Wiigo .scale fur Nelson district: Machine miners, "f:...">t��; hniiiinersiiien,  .fH._->; mine laborers, ��!. ,1. W. Sinclair, president; Flunk Phillips, tcerelnry. Visitiiitf brethren cordially invited.  Of the 97(i names au the voters" list of  Nelson City riding, HI!) affidavits were  made before alderman Irving, mayor  Rose, and others working in the interests  of the Liberal-Conservatives; Jill) were  made before A. K. Wattie, Archie  Mninwnriug   Johnson,   aldernmu   Hani-  NOTICE.  In Hie mailer of an application for a duplicate  of a'l'crtiliciilc ol'Tille to I.nl I.'l, Illock 17, in Ihe  town of Nelson. Sol ice is hereby iflven thai it Is  my intention to issue mi ihe expiration of one  til on til from Ihe lirst piiblicalion beieof a dnpli-  eale of the Cerlillciite of Title to Ihe above mentioned Lot III, block I", ill thc town of Nelson, in  the name of Albeit Henry, which certificate is  dated tiie mil dav of April, 1WII, and numbered  1-17.1. " II. V.  M Al'L KOI),  Land 1'cKistrv Oflice, District Kcgislrar.  Nelson, Hit; , inth August, lim:l.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  My virtue of a warrant of execution issued out  of I he county court of Kooteiiav. Iioldcn ��� 't Sel-  son. iiuailisl Hie tfoods and chattels of Arthur  Phillips of Krie, I!. ('.. I ],,m, seized all the riirlit.  i title and Interest of mc said Arthur Phillip- in  about cij-'bl thousand (Hint)) shares, more or less,  of the capital slock of Tlie North fork Placer  j Company, Limited, which 1 will sell al m'v ollice,  next lo the Court House, in the cNv of Neison. H.  ,   I- 1 Tuesday, the ���.>*,!h dav  of   Aulmisi,   P.m::. at  :   the hour of eleven o', lock in the forenoon.  IntendiiiL' purchasers will satisfY themselves a-  ,   to the interest and title of Hie .said   Arthur   I'hil-  j  lips.   Tortus cash.  !      Nelson, U. (.'.. l">tli August, limn  I U1        S. P. TI'CK,  | ���"���lieriff <s0litii Kootenay.  CONSERVAHVEJPLATFORM.  [Adopted at Kevclstoke, .September Will, 1902]  1. That this convention reaffirms the policy of  i the party in matters of provincial roads and  i trails; the ownership and control of railways  i and the development of Hie iifrrifiiliurul r'e-  j sources of the province a.s laid down iu the plat-  I form adopted in October, 1WJ, which is as foi-  ] lows:  ���      "To actively aid in  the construction  of trails  |  throughout. Hie undeveloped portions of Hie province and the building of provincial trunk roads  : of public necessity.  "To adopt the principles of government own-  I ership of railways in so far as the circumstances,  i of the province will admit, and the adoption  of  :  the principle thai no bonus should be granted lo  I any railway company which does not give the  government of the province control of rates over  lines bonused, together Willi Ihe option  of pur-.  i. base.  " To actively assist by stale aid in tln;_ k-velop-  ment of the agricultural resources of the province.  ���2. That in the meantime and until thc railway policy ubovc set forth can be accomplished,  a general railway act be passed, giving freedom  lo construct railways under certain approved  regulations, analogous to the system that has resulted ln such extensive railway construction in  the United States, with so much advantage to  trade and commerce,  3. That to encourage the mining industry, the  taxation of metalliferous mines should be on the  basis of a percentage on the net profits.  -. That the government ownership of telephone systems should be brought ubout as a llrst  step in the acquisition of public utilities.  ii. That a portion of every coal area hereafter  to be disposed of should be reserved from sale or  lease, so that state owned mines may be easily  accessible, if their operation becomes necessary  or advisable.  0. That in the pulp land leases provision  should bojmade forj reloresting andjgthat steps  should bo'taken for the general preservation of  forests by guarding against the wasteful destruction of timber.  7 That the legislature nnd 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.  I). 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 Canada, and that  the Conservative members of the Dominion  Mouse be urged to support any motion introduced for such a purpose.  10. That as industrial disputes almost invariably result in great loss and injury both to the  parties directly concerned and to the public, legislation should be passed to provide means for  au amicable adjustment of such disputes between  employers and employees.  11. That it is advisable to foster the manufac  tare of the raw products of the province ,within  the province as far as practicable by means of  taxation on the said raw products, subject to  rebate of the same in whole or part when manufactured in lUitish Columbia.  TIMBER NOTICES.  Notice is liereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works, for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from the  following described tract of land, situate on Coffee creek, in West Kootenay district, beginning  atapost placed one mile West of the western  boundary line of .1. Tlnling's limberlimit,thence  running' forty chains south; thence eiglity  chains west; thenee eiglity chains north; thence  eighty chains east; thenee forty chains south to  point of beginning.  Dated at Silverton, ]'. C, this'.hi day of .lulv,  A. D., 11103. W. II. I'1-ANOON.  Notice is liereby given that thirty days after  date I intend lo apply lo the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to eat and carry away timber from the  following described tract of land situate on  Coffee creek, in West Kootenay district, beginning at a post placed one mile west of the western boundary line of .1. Tlnling's timber limit,  tlience running soutli forty chains; thence east  eighty chains; thence north eiglity chains;  thenec west eighty chains; tlience south forty  chains, to point of beginning.  Dated at Silverton, 15. C, this 2nd day of .lulv,  A. D. 19(13. , !���:. CASS,  W. II'. BRANDON,  Agent.  Notice is hereby given that thirty (30) days  after date I intend to apply to the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special  license to cut and carry away timber from tlie  following described land, situate in West Kootenay district, British Columbia. Commencing  at a post marked J". W. corner post, planted on  the south side of Summit creek, one hundred  yards from the mouth of the North Fork, and  about about fourteen miles from the mouth of  said Summit creek, thenee running south forty  (���10) chains, thence easl one hundred and sixty  (160) chains, thence norlh forty (10) chains,  thenee west one hundred and sixty (IliO) chains  o the place of beginning; containing six hundred and fortv (ii-10) acres.        <-'.  M. J'KXXEY.  Dated June 2!lth, 1003.  Notice Prospecting Licence.  Notice is hereby given that, 30 days after date,  I,intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  lands and works and assistant commissioner  of lands and works for the district of East Kootenay for a license to prospect for coal and.petroleum  upon  the following described lands:  Situale in Southeast Kootenay, west of the  Flathead river, seven miles north of international boundry, commencing at a post marked  "S. IC. .Morrow's northeast corner posl," thenee  80 chainssouth; thenee 80 chains wesl, thenee SO  chains north; thenec80 chains easl; to the post  of-commencement: containing '.ilOaeres more or  less."       "    S. Ky.MOlUIOWyLocatof.  Dated this 10th day of July, 1003.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  Hen llur, Salisbury, and Warrington mineral  claims, situate in tlie Nelson milling division of  West Kootenay district. Where located: On  Tamarac mountain.  Take notice that I,.I. A. Kirk, acting as agent  for .lolln Dean, frecminor'secr!i!lcaleNo.i!o*,'')l,  i ,   ..i , t i... .(..,.. i.........t i........i..  lor.ionn ilean, irecminer>,cerinieaie.>o.i>������(,�������.  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply  lo Ihe milling recorder foreertlllcalos of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants  of Ihe above claims.  And further take notice that act! under set  lion 37, must be coianienced before Ihe issiianc  of such ecrlllicales of Improvements.  Dated this 1st dav of August, A. I>., l'JO'l.  .1. A. KlltK.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICK.  Malwaaz, Wolf. Put and Mike mineral claims,  situate in the Nelson milling division of West  Kootenay district. Where -located: Near junction of Wolf and Sleep creeks.  Take notice that wc, The Yellowstone Mines,  Limited, free miner's certificate No. itso.sHi, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, loapply to  the milling recorder for certilli'iites of improve-  meiils, for the put pose of obtaining crown grants  of the above claims.  An further lake notice thai action, under sec-  lion 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such cert Wienies of improvements,  Dated ibis 3rd day of June, II'IM.  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ltd.  Reafl Estate cind  General Agents  JOSKI'IIINK ST I :'���'���'���'*.  NKI.SON.   MC-  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  ���Manufacturer- of Ma I tresses, Springs,  Pillows, lle.l Lounges, ('ouches, Pphol-  stering, Turning, Haiidsawing, drill  Work and ������tier novelties. Our No. -I  Spring is tie- h.-.-t on the market. Ask  for it and talo- no other.  FRONT STKKKT  NKI.SON,   IS. C  JOHN  HEPBURN  13L ILUER A.IND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing we:k 'lone    Estimates given  SHOP KKSIDKNCK  Hehind new po>i"'li''.' ..��� Cor- front and Willow  N_LSO*N*  New Youk, August 20,!) :40 n.m. ���Tlio  wind has just shifted nnd is now blow-in-,'  about nortli. Sky is thickening nnd i.7  looks like rain. Reliance is within three  miles of lightship. Xliumn.. 'c four miles  astern.  !):of>.���Reliance hn.s reached the lightship, but there seems to be only n breath  of nir nt thnt place and unless" the breeze  . picks up, it is likely that the start will  be delayed.  10:15.���Both boats are now at lightship  under sail and awaiting the preliminary  gun, which if the wind is sufficient will  be fired at 10 :-!*).  9:55.���The course signals have-just been  hoisted for a windward and leeward race  und as read from shore, i.s to be sailed to  the sonth:s6uthwest.  10:45.���The preparatory signal lias -just  been fired. .Wind has dropped to three  knots. The light wind and rough sea considered favorable'to Shamrock III.'  10:55.���The warning gun fired.  10:59.���Reliance is running down the  line on the port tack, followed a short dis  tance asteru by the Shamrock.  11:17.���Start signal wa.s fired at 11  o'clock, but both boats arc holding away  from the line.  11 :!30.���The yachts havo -just started,  Shamrock crossing the line in the lead.  The apparent starting time as seen from  shore: Shamrock at 11 :00:50, Reliance at  10:01:26. Yachts have apparently sailed  a mile of the course and Shamrock  leads by a short distance.  (Marconi wireless).���Both boats crossed  the line at 11 :01 :H0; Shamrock leading by  two lengths with Reliance to windward.  11:2_.���Shamrock is still leading by a  small msirgin, but Reliance is gradual!y  overtaking her.  New Yokic, noon���(Marconi wireless).  ���The boats are on even terms. The wind  has so changed that they are heading direct for the mark. A heavy shower is  passing.  12:35.���The yachts are now about five  miles off shore, directly east, from Long  Branch, with Reliance fully a quarter of  a mile to windward. Both on port tack,  heading for shore. u  12:40���Eleven iniles from the start both  boats went about on the port tack. Reliance leading by two hundred yards, with  Shamrock to leeward, footing' faster than  Reliance, but uot pointing so high. Rain  has stopped, but cloudy and overcast.  12 :47.���Shamrock has gone on the starboard tack and to the lee of the Reliance,  who went on the same tack one minute  later.  1 :0*i.���Reliance half a 'mile in lend, the  wind strengthening.  1:10 (Marconi wireless).���The wind  has dropped to three knots. Reliance  now leads by a quarter of a mile, both  botits three miles from outer mark.  1 :85 (Marconi wu-eless). ��� Reliance  leads Shamrock hy one mile, with the hiring mark two miles away.  2:20.���Unless the wind freshens the  yachts cannot finish within tho time  limit.  2 :_5.���Sea is rough and boats are pounding badly. Reliance is approaching the  mark aud Shamrock is nearly becalmed.  Reliance is two miles from mark and increasing her lead. It has developed into  a drifting match.  2:47.���Shamrock has scarcely moved  during the past half hour, while Reliance  continues to slowly forge ahead. Reliance has been carrying a large balloon  jib topsail for three-quarters of an hour.  2:5S.���Reliance has just had a frvorablo  shift, of wind from the southward and is  heading towards the mark. Shamrock  continues becalmed a mile a half astern of  Reliance.  .'5:05.���Reliance is leading by two miles.  The wiud has dropped nnd the sea is almost a dead calm.  ii:15.���With the turning mark a mile  and a half away, there is no change in  the position of the yachts.  3:40.���Reliance apparently turned the  outer mark at- 3:37:2(1. Tlio race has  been officiallv declared off.  i nnd tlie territories is nnicli larger  than in  ;  1002, and should quite offset the shortage  ! in the average yield.    This fact  in  con-  i nection with the higher prices  prevailing  ; lcids Mr. Bnwlf to believe ihat rlic amnuu't  : of nn nicy realized  frum   this years' crop  will lie quite ns large ns  that'of a  year  < ago, mid will be reflected in the continued  : activity in all lines of busiuess  throughout the west.    On the. whole,  Mr.   Bawlf  ! takes a decidedly optimistic view  of conditions in general and of the crop  in particular.  CiiiCAdO, August 18.���A sure cure for  lockjaw it is said has at last been discovered.    It has been tested and proved.  The discoverer of this cure is Dr. Samuel  A. Matthews, professor of pharmacology  of the University of Chicago. In brief,  Dr. Matthews' treatment of the dread-disease consists of an introveinus injection  of a salt solution. The treatment'-has  just been tried for tlie first time on George  Norman, an 11-year-old boy. The patient  had an acute attack of the disease and  wa.s in the last stages wheu Dr. Matthews  was asked to try his newly discovered,  treatment. A.s a result the boy is able to  sit up. Physicians pronounce the cure a  wonderful one, and say tliat professor.  Matthews has made a discovery which  will revolutionize the entire practice of  medicine in cases of acute poisoning.  ORE SHIPMENTS  [For the Week Ending Saturday, August l.'ith]  ~    ' TONS  Granb}- mines, at Phoenix  9>892  Mother Lode mine, near Greenwood -.T '   2,112'  Snowshoe mine, at'Phcenix  1,890  Emma mine, near Phoenix  210  Athelstan mine, near Phoenix ' .:...... 120  LeRoi mine, at Rossland  4*830*]  Oro Denoro, near Eholt  630  Center Star mine, at Rossland  1,680 .<  War Eagle mine, at Rossland  1,410  Kootenay mine, at Rossland :.... 300  LeRoi No. 2 mines, at Rossland    .:.. '330'  Jnmbo mine, near Rossland:  150"  Giant, near Rossland..;.  0     20  .Iron Horse, near Rossland  40,  Total ! ...;..    23,614  The above only represents the shipments from gold-copper  mines at Rossland and in the Boundar}', the output of the  gold mines iu Nelsou district aud the shipments made from  the silver-lead mines iu the Slocan not being obtainable for.j  publication.  ^^Lo.xi)ox,_AAigus(k20._=Ho_ioi'C_l?i_.in_i_.o__^  Chicago, son of the late Potter Palmer,  and Miss Grace Greemvay Brown of Baltimore were married at St. George's  church, Hanover square, this afternoon.  As both families were in mourning the  wedding was a quiet affair, only a ho in  a score of persons being present.  Wixxii'Kd, August I?.���News has just  reached here of a triple drowning accident  in the Rainy river near Big Fork. Two  girls named McDonald were bathing in  tlie river, but got beyond their depth.' A  1 named sister hurried to the rescue, and  in endeavoring to save the little ones all  were drowned.  Wixxii-i-u, August IT.���N. Rawlf,  president of tlie Northern Klovnlor Company, returned yesterday from si 1 rip ex-  lending as far west as Edmonton, and tlie  news that he brings is most reassuring.  Mr. Bawlf is thoroughly familiar with lln>  weather conditions and his views should  do much to dispel any misapprehension  regarding the grain yield in the Canadian  west. In conversation with a representative of the Free Press Saturday evening,  _lr. Bawlf said the crop around l.duinn-  ton is a magnificent one, quite tlie equ.vl  of anything he has seen there during ihe  past ten years. Some of the oats and  wheat are as high asthe fences. The grain  is well tooled out and the heads are iilliiiir  excellently. It has been rather wet for  the past two weeks, but the crop has been  progressing favorably, and wilh good  weather from now on, cutting will commence iu about two weeks hence. The  crop conditions around Calgary, and  along the entire Calgary & Edmonton  road tire quite as favorable, says Mr.  Bawlf ns those in the Edmonton district  proper. There hits been a great deal more  rain throughout that section of the country than in Manitoba and eastern Assiniboia, and this accounts for I lie excellent  condition of the crops.  Mr. Bawlf does not anticipateaiiy great  danger from frost because it seldom comes  when there is such a wet season as the  present one. "Mr. Bawlf saw no indication of rust 011 thc wheat and heard no  complaints dining his trip. When spoken to regarding I he crops in eastern Assiniboia nnd Manitoba, Mr. Bawlf gave it  as his opinion that while the yield would  be somewhat less than last year, the sample would be excellent. The acreage of  wheat, oats, barley, and flax in   Manitoba  10c For Three MonM  The Saturday edition of The Nelson Tribune will be sent for 1 Oc 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  first^ issuB^stea^fg-^  Protection, and has always maintained that the people of the mining  districts ofBritish 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^  \L1 from  one tu wn or one section oi zne prov-|  ince. The Nelson Tribune  ? *  V.i  f-  i i  [Continued from First Page]  exclude both Chinese and Japanese. At  one session it had passed a bill that was  practically the Natal Act, but the Liberal  government at Ottawa disallowed it. At  another session the bill was reintroduced  and passed, and wa.s again disallowed by  the Liberal government at Ottawa. For  the third time, if he was not mistaken,  the same actiou was taken at Victoria,  with the same result at Ottawa. At the  last session, the bill was again introduced  and passed, and it is said the Ottawa  government will allow it to become a law.  Tlie speaker maintained that if every  Chinese and Japanese now in the province  were suddenly removed to the south of  the international boundary line, no important industry iu the province would  Lie materially injured. One white man  or woman or boy or girl is worth more to  the province than a hundred Chinese.  INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES.  Industrial disputes was next taken up.  . The speaker contended that strikes invariably resulted iu injury to both parties  immediately iuterested as well as to the  general public. Even when strikes were  won by the one side or lockouts by the  other, "he advantages gained did not com-  p3nsate the general public for their losses,  lilaborate and expensive machinery was  provided for settling disputes between individuals, and it seemed ridiculous that  machinery could uot be provided to adjust  the greater disputes so frequently arising  between bodies of men and those who employ them. While he might not go as  far as favoring the settlement of such disputes by compulsory arbitration, ho wonld  certainly support legislation that would  provide .for the compulsory invest igalion  of such disputes, leaving to public opinion  the right to render the final verdict.  ENCOURAGE HOME  *___SUFACrUl"t_S<_.  The last plank of the party's platform  deals with "Home Manufactures." It,  the speaker claimed, was a plank that  was one of the fundamental principles of  the Liberal-Conservative party. The  party wheu in power at Ottawa adopted  Protection as its policy, aud it had carried  out that policy by legislation that had  made Canada independent. Canada was  now one of the manufacturing countries  of the world, and its manufactures ranked  high. British Columbia, through its legislature, should do everything possible to  build up manufactories in the province,  for no section of Canada had such vast  and so varied resources in tlie way of raw  material.  PROVINCIAL CREDIT.  Mr. Houston said he had a plank or two  of his own that he intended to explain.  Candidates generally took that much freedom with tlie party.    One of his planks  ' was that the credit of the province could  not be made good as it should be until the  annual expenditures were kept within the  annual revenue.   He could see no good  reason why a British. Columbia 8 per cent  debenture should not sell at as high a price  as a 3 per cent debenture of the Dominion  of Canada. British Columbia had as valuable assets, according to its area, as had  the Dominion.   Then what was the reason the credit of the province was so low?  The reason was that the expenditures,  year, after' year, exceeded the revenue,  and apparently no government had the  courage to undertake retrenchments that  would bring about effective results/'Large  savings could be made annually in the  civil service alone, without in the slightest degree impaling the service.   Why  should a dozen men be employed to do  work that could be done by half that number?   Civil servants should be paid good  salaries, but they should earn their salaries.  PROSPERITY AND   GOOD TIMES.  In concluding his speech, Mr. Houston  said he had during the week received a  letter from a former resident of Nelson  who-was now living in the county of  Bruce,  Ontario.   He wrote saving that  times were good,  and crops were good,  and the weather was good, but he wished  he   was back in British Columbia.   So  with the people of Canada.   The finance  minister of the Laurier government took  great credit for having a surplus of $.'0,-  000,000 to $15,000,000,  but that surplus  was not the result of the Liberal party's  policy of Tree Trade, but directly the result of the Liberal-Conservative party's  policy of Protection, and that if times  -were gopdrand=the=crops^goodr-aud^the"  weather good, the Conservatives had more  right to claim it as a result of then' wisdom than the result of the wisdom of  their opponents, and that if British Columbia went Conservative in October good  times and stable government would surely  follow.  Mr. Houston spoke for an hour and a  quarter, and received generous applause  at times, aud when he took his seat the  applause was much the same ns if the  meeting had beeu a mass meeting ot* the  Liberal-Conservative party.  Sidney Stockton Taylor, K.O, followed  and spoke for over an hour, lie skipped  over provincial issues as if they wen; not  important. He pronounced thc Grand  Trunk deal as one of the grandest of  modem times, aud then devoted all  his time to showing how great and  how disinterested a friend he has been fo  laboring men. He attempted lo mislead  the audience several times by making  statements that he could not prove, and  in each instance wns promptly called clown  by Mr. Houston. While he did not throw  "mud," he did what is considered worse.  He made statements that ho knew were  not true. Before he had concluded his  speech, fully one-third of the audience  had left, nnd by the time that Alfred  Parr, the Liberal candidate for Ymir riding, had spoken ten minutes, the audience  had dwindled down to less than thirty.  It was announced that William Ebbs,  the well-known Socialist, would be one of  the speakers. Mr. Ebbs -was present, but  he said the announcement placed him in  a false position; that it made him appear  as if he was supporting candidate Taylor.  He was not supporting that gentleman,  but was supporting the Independent Labor  Party, and he refused to appear on tlie  platform unless given tne privilege of  making a statement at the opening of the  meeting. Mr. Houston was willing that  Mr. Ebbs be allowed the privilege, but the  Liberal managers of the meeting could  not see their way clear to do so, and Mr.  Ebbs took a seat in the audience.  W. C. Wells was in Golden last week.  He informed tlie Golden Star ho Lad  decided to enter the contest. He did not  state what he \vou[d come out as, but the  Literals are confident he will ,be their  candidate.  I Tallo*  I Made  ���  PANTS!  AT  f J. A. Gilker's!  ��������������������������*�����������������������������������������������������������������  Tnf_>  'Printing  We Use Gumption as  well,as the best papers  and inks in the execution of 3'our orders���  they will not be misunderstood. Quick dispatch given out-of-town  work.  W. H. JONES  Madden Building     NELSON, H.C.  PAPA'S SHIRT was not made lo write upon, but  it looks so tempting when returned���so white  und bountiful after being none up by the Kootenay Steam Laundry. Special cure and promptness with all outside orders. Agents in all towns  in -Kooteiiay,^  Kootenay Steam Laundry  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WATER  Every small Bolt e contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  I  Arthur Gee  cMerchant Tailor  Tremont Block  linker Street  CHOICE SPRING  ^SUMMER GOODo  JUST  AKKIVKI*  New Spring Goods  ��� OF TIIK  LATEST  FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  and Belyvarp Serges.   A line line  of Puutings of the latest styles  Trices to suit the times. Cull ami see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street MERCHANT TAILOR  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail*  Booksellers and  Stationers  cArtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  SMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, &C  THE TOWN AM) THE DISTRICT.  John Keen, who owns thc townsite of  Poplar Creek, is in Nelson enroutc to  Rossland to attend a meeting- of the Provincial Miners Association.  How many days employment has Sid-  Stockton Taylor, K. C., given members  of the _?elsoii Tailors' Union during  the six years he has resided in Nelson?  John L. Retallack, Liberal candidate in  Kaslo riding, is in Nelson today. He  says he did not have an easy time at  Ottawa convincing the members of parliament of tlie necessity of treating the  silver-lead mine owners of British Columbia fairly.  Backers of Reliance are wearing smiles  and gingling gold and silver coins; backers of Shamrock are grinning nnd bearing  it. Postmaster Gibson lias contributed  live dollars to the Liberal-Conservative  campaign fund, till because he would  rather back a Scotchman who owns a  yacht than a Scotchman who knows how  to sail one.  .Rev. W. J. Hiudley of Vancouver will  preach in the Congregational church tomorrow evening. He is a strong and interesting speaker, with considerable originality in his way of putting things. At  the close of the sen-ice there will be a  short conference with the members and  adherents of the church.  The Nelson Board of Trade must keep  agitating, if it hopes to accomplish anything in tlie way of improving facilities  for handling business from Nelson as a  center. It took nearly five years agitation to secure a daily mail service on so  important a line as the Crow's Nest  branch of the C.P.R. If it takes a proportionate length of time to secure direct  postal facilities between Nelson and Trout  Lake, what a lot of agitating remains to  be done.  WANTED���Two pleasant nicely furnished  rooms,' sitting room und bedroom"; not far to  walk for meals. Mrs. Charles Scott, Queen's  Hotel, Nelson.  WANTED���Young girl as nurse. Write stating  experience, etc., to Mrs. Jules Labarthe, Trail,  II. C.  WANTED-Housekeeper for K.W.C. block. Apply Mrs. Miller, room -11.  Views of Poplar Creek for sale nt Wadds  Brothers.  Sparkling, refreshing CASCADE Beer.  Railways in Africa.  Lord Cromer is a great administrator,  says South Africa, one of those born organizers who upholds the genius of the  British for setting other people's affairs  in order, but, as is natural to a man whose  word is law, he is at times apt to speak  ox cathedra when the matter merely demands a subjunctive treatment. He has  accomplished wonders in Egypt, at one  time with the aid of a youg man named  Alfred Milner, and he may be excused for  regarding the Nile as solely under his  own charge, but we cannot see why he  should endeavor to damp the Cape-to-  Cairo railway line. In his report on the  Soudan, recently issued, he writes:  "The necessity aud practicability of a  j-aUwa-f_(yfronrKhar.tQuni).to-Ugancla,ancl-  so onward to tho south, has, I venture  to think, never yet been shown, and possibly, in view of the very great physical  difficulties to be encountered, never will  be shown."  Mr. Rhodes' great scheme has nothing  chimerical about it, and as the permanent  way stretches north mile by mile from  Buluwayo, as the earthworks are completed far in advance, as thc engineers  and surveyors mark out tho line still further north right up to the first of the great  lakes, the practicability which lord Cromer shies tit is no longer a matter of  doubt. It is the settled policy of the  directors of the Chartered Company to  carry the railway onward from the Zambesi, through Lewaiiika's country to the  southern end of lake Tanganyika, which  is iu British territory. By an agreement  concluded by Mr. Rhodes, with the Ger-  ninn imperial government the Chartered  Coinpain- has the right, under certain  conditions, to continue the railway  through German east Africa to the frontiers of Lganda. In any case Mr. Rhodes  did not contemplate himself carrying out  tlie railway beyond Uganda. He held  that the building of the remaining link,  that connecting Egypt and tho Soudan  with Uganda, was the work of thc Anglo-  Egyptian authorities, and we may take it  that when the rail head reaches 'Uganda  the Egyptian authorities will have reconsidered thoir decision, and will be reaching well down past Fashoda. When it is  considered how difficult navigation is  south of Khartoum owing fo the sud, a  railway is a necessity for the Soudan.  CASCADE, the i-necii of beers.  Board of Trade Meeting.  A regular meeting of the Nelson Board  of Trade was held last night. The filling named were present: W. P. Tierney,  Peter Lamont, mayor Rose, E. Y. Gigot,  Fred Starkey, R. M. Hood, George Nunn,  I. G. Nelson, D. J. McLachlan, R. R.  Hedley, William Irvine, W. W. Boer,  and secretary Goodeve. W. H. Jones,  tin* job printer, was made a member. A  report wtis made through the chairman  that the hotels of Nelson claimed tliey  were getting more patronage from tourists than they had got in former years.  A letter was read from G. C. Hodge, dis  trict superintendent of the telephone company, stating that he had taken tho matter of extending the telepln me service from  Nelson to Ymir up with tin- company as  requested by the board on the occasion of  his recent visit to the const. He has since  received a letter from the management  -stating that if he could make satisfactory  arrangements regarding tlie use of the  poles of the Spokane Falls & Northern  telegraph line for stringing the wires on,  that ho could go ahead with the matter.  Fred Starkey thought it wouldbea good  move for tho board to follow this up and  ask thc company to extend its lines to the  Lardeau. At present to send a telegram  even to Trout Lake or Ferguson it had to  first go to Revelstoke and from there by  telephone. There was no reason why  Revelstoke should have direct telephone  communication with the Lardeau and  Nelson should be isolated. It meant the  turning aside of lots of business from the  cit3*. He accordingly made a motion to  the effect that the secretary be instructed  to write to the company asking them to  extend their system into the Lardeau.  This motion was seconded by P. Lamont  and unnnimouslv carried.  forget your troubles in CASCADE Beer.  George Powell, a Victoria lawyer, is  likely to be the candidate of the Liberal  party in Esquimalt riding.  CASCADE Beer in pints nnd quarts.  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT  Hotel Phair  |B. TOMKINS;  manager  The Leading Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special   Kates   to   Commercial   Men  Corner Stanley and Victoria Streets, Nelson, B.C.  Madden Home  THOMAS MADDEN  PROPRIETOR  Centrally Located  Electric Liglite  HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  Raker and Ward Streels  Nelson, B. C.  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated by Hot Air  Large and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  KATES J2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET, NELSON  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.  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B. C.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Day House  in Nelson  The Bar is thc Finest  GEO!  W. BARTLETT,  Proprietor  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT and FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,      Jo^Z j. ��ct  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Mali Streets,  NELSON",  I*. C.  BEST DOLLAK-A-DAV HOUSE  IN  NELSON  NO  C11IXK.SK  EMPLOYED  August Thomas,   Proprietor  ������*����������������������������������������������������������������������  BIG HORN  BRAND  mo�� ��oralis,  Shirts,*!'  /made  WW*  WE   MANUFACTURE  Cooks'   Aprons and  Shirts,  Overalls,  Denim Pants,  Tweed Pants,  Cottonade Pants,  Junipers,  Blouses,  Caps,  Carpenters' Aprons,  Waiters' Aprons,  Painters' and Plasterers' Overalls,  Mackinaw Coats,  Engineers'Jackets, .Mackinaw Pants,  Walters' Jackets,    Tarpaulins,  Barbers' Jackets,  (lin^num Jackets,  Mission  Flannel  Underwear,  Dunnage Huns,  Horse Blankets,  Tents,  Etc.. Etc, Etc.  TURNER, BEETON & GO.  LIMITED,  WHOLESALE MERCHANTS  Warehouses, Wharf Street  Kaelory, 1 Ilaslion Street  -VICTORIA.   B.C.  The J* H. Ashdown Hardware Co-, Ltd.  Importers   and   Dealers   in  Shelf  ond   Henvv  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Grauiteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER  ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  ��� T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  INEUSOIN  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  HAMMOCKS  mm      _t__W*Mm����ffl��U��MwKWMRMMHI  What is summer without a Hammock?  We are showing a splendid line  at exceptional!}* low prices  1 Dozen Slat Hammocks  Regular $2.25, "while they last,  At$L25Each  Will Last foi" Years  Apricots and  Peaches  nr      Per  /OC Box  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block, Nelson.  Groceries and Provisions  ����������������������+���*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  When outfitting for POPLAR CREEK insist on having  in your outfit a stock of  GRIFFIN BRAND  I HAMS tm BACON I  Cured especialty for prospecting trade.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Starkey & Co*  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  R. A.. Rogers ��S_ Co., Ld., Winnipeg  Representing   ^ iN. K. Faii-bar.-- Co.,     -      Montreal  Simcoe Canning Co.,     -���    Simcoe  Office  and   Wart-house,  Josephine  Street:  JVelson,  B. C.  Canada Drug and Book Co's Stores  Tremont House  European and American Flan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to $1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  Gait Coal  And  Wood of All  Kinds  Terms Spot Cash  W.  R. TIERINESV  Telephone 205 Baker Street  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  ]. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd.  Wholesale anil Kclail  Groceries, Crockery and Glassware  Aberdeen Block, Nelson  We have just received a consignment of The Cudah}-  Packing Company's famous  Diamond C Bacon  especially cured and smoked for family use. This  bacon has no equal on the market. Tiy it. We have  a few gross of Preserve Sealers left at right prices.  ������������JrArKIRKPATRICK?rOCTr  Put up in Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Ollice: Lnlliner Street, Nelson, B.C.  Frank   Fletche*  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and  Crown tlniiiled  I'.O. Ilox fiCiS  Ollice: Kootenny St., Nelson  U'e earrv 11 very large  Stuck of -...  Tlio Latest Patterns. ;  Carpets, F��ug;<s9 .  Linoleums  Come and make your choice!!  Before House Cleaning  JSBE    OUR    GO=CARTS  All prices.    We can suit you.  D.   Mc ARTHUR   &   CO.  Furniture   Dealers   and    Undertakers  W+*\  ^/^v^Al^^^v^��''^^>���^^^^^^-^^^^*^^V'^^vvv^,^^��^^^^v^/v��������^^^��'^s/vl  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Dealers in  Coffee, Teas, Spices, taking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  OUR GOODS are Pure an^ selecie<i from the best in the various  -���rryr^������-:-���:=== lines. In order to get the best, please buy from us  direct, and 9*-*. guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  ?._! Telephone 177  Nelson, *B. C.  P. 0. Box 182  Q-V_'_^fcl<^"E,   ���   ��    Ttfcfcett Cigar Co's  \  Monogram  &Lfl\JM*.d   ���   ���   Union Label Cigars  \  Marguerite  George^E^Tackett's Cigarettes  i  Karnack  Only Unlon-IVIude Gij*iu-ette in Canada    (     1 .  &  JB,  P. Burns & Co  Wholesale   nnd   Retail,  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  BKANX'II MARKETS at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail  f'riuid Forks, (ireenwood, Midway, Phoenix, Kossland. <?:jean City, Moyie, Cranbrook  Fernie and Macleod.  NELSON   BRANCH   MARKET,   BURNS  BLOCK,   BAKER  STREET  Orders by mail to any Brunch will receive prompt and careful allention.  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for Britls" Columbia.  Vancouver,   B.C  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS BV MAIL receive prompt  and careful attention.  _3. C TRAVES, Manager,  K.W.C. Block, Nelson


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