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 THK TRIBUNE  IS THB OLDEST NKWSPAPER  PR1NTED IN THK KOOTENAYS  Saturday, December 1:2, 1903  NELSON  IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA  Government Insist on Assessment Bill  Being Passed, Under Instructions from  Banks���Votes of Socialist Members  Sustain Them in Office*  The government had a scare on Tuesdaj*- afternoon. The  Assessment bill was iu committee of the whole liouse, and au  amendment-exempting from taxation permanent improvements  ou farms to the value of $2500 was offered by Mclnnes of Alberni. The amendment was opposed by finance minister Tatlow, who had charge of the bill, and on a vote being taken the  yeas and nays, were a tie,-and the government was. only saved  by the vote of chairman Clifford of Skeena. Ellison of Okanagan and Houston of Nelson voted for the amendment. Wright  of Ymir voted against the exemption. The two Socialists and  Independent Labor member were absent and uot voting.  On Monday, the Independent Labor member voted agaiust increasing the license for prospecting for coal -from $50 to $100,  and on Tuesday he voted with the government for the increase.  Smith Curtis of Rosslaud is the only ex-member of the legislature who appears to be able to get a daily permit to enter the  corridors when the assembly is in session, and he seems to niake  it his special business to keep the Socialist and Labor members  posted as to how they should vote 011 all questions.  The government is making a .show of itself in floundering  around iu handling the Assessment Bill. Cotton is they only  member who comes toTatlow's assistance and were it not for  Cotton's explanations the government would be -hopelessly at  sea.* The.attorney general sometimes chips in and tries to ex-  plainthe law'points raised by the opposition, but he generall}-*  winds up by asking for further ;time to look into the'points  ���raised. This is i*n strange contrast to the readiness with which  D. M. Eberts, when attornej'-general, could meet the points  raised by the opposition.  . The Assessment Bill was introduced with a flourish, and the  government said we are here to do business, and as a proof of  it, here is a bill that increases the revenue without unfairly taxing an}' industry or any interest. The government, lias had to  take back water on the taxation of mines, of railways, of timber,  of incomes, and 611 everything except real estate and coal prospecting: licenses. The oue is raised 50 per cent and the other  100 per cent.  Tliere is no end of "jawing" in the government caucuses.  =TlJe^iEd'i"vidTrarTi_^  showing that some of the supporters are insisting that a new  deal be made ; but all their kicking will end in McBride, Green,  Tatlow and Wilson holding the positions of honor and profit.  Slocan  Prospects  Improving  Til.^.l. Mcl'liop, a. well known mining; man  from Sloenn City, wn.s in Nolson yesterday  on business, nnd leaves this morning for  homo.  In conversation Mr. McPhee sold ho considered tlie outlook for the Sloeuii us most  encouraging, more so tliiin til any time in  its history.  "When J say that, 1 do not mean that  conditions arc good now. hut that Ihe mines  were never-looking better, and that, sooner'  or later means prosperity. There has been  a lol of development work at depth done  ' there this year, and t.Vo discoveries made  have proved beyond a doubt that the leads  are not merely surface deposits, and also  prove that the richest ore lias yet to be  found. This morning- before 1 left for Nelson 1 saw an assayer complete the testing of a piece of rock brought down from  the bottom workings of one property, and  the result was a solid button of almost  pure silver. The returns on that one  sample were 14,000 ounces of silver to the  ton, and while, of course, that was only an  extra good piece.of rock yet the finding of  it shows what there is yet to be discovered.  Silver is now down to a most discouraging  ligure, but we do not expect to see it' go  much lower, and when the upward movement commences again you will see returns from some of the Slocan properties  that, will surprise almost everybody. Discoveries of high grade ore at depth arc  very important to all interested in the  district as they go to show that it has a  permanent basis for fuluJ-e prosperity.  These discoveries have encouraged the  mining men of Hie district considerably as  is shown by the large number of properties  <m which development work i.s now being  Mushed.  ���'Every day or so sees a pruperty that  has been shut down  for  from one- to  four  years, loused or bonded under some working arrangement, which revenls that the  men who ,'iro taking hold ore sutislicd that  tliey have a gocd thing. The toboggan sll.le  In thu price of silver during the last month  has. of course, been -most depressing to all.  but still new properties ore being taken up  und got Into shape for working, nnd, ns 1  said before, when the price of silver rises  again, it will means more than it ever did  to tho Slocati.  "At present we are catching It in several  directions. The lack of snow prevents a  pound of oro being moved from nearly all  the properties, as on half the road or trail  I here is snow and on tho rest bare ground.  A couple of feet of snow would start raw-  hiding in earnest from many mines, and  if silver would only take a rise the output  of ore would jump very rapidly to large  proportions. The long spell of low prices  and bad times generally that the silver-  lend mining industry of the Kootenays has  experienced has resulted in the study of  more economical methods of mining and  has taught many different kinds of lessons,  all of which are valuable and .will probably  prove to have been even' worth the price."  The damage suit of Hosking vs. Le Roi  No. 2 has been linally decided by the supreme court of Canada and lAIs. Hosking  and her-children will get about ���?���!.01)0 for  the death of Charles Hosking. A Nelson  jury gave a verdict for $5,000 in this ease,  judgment was refused by Mr. Justice Mnr-  tin on a question of law. Appeal was  then token to the full court of li. (J., which  sustained Mr. Justice Martin. The case  wus then taken to the supremo court of  Canada with Ihe above result. S. S. Taylor. K.C., und J. A. O'Shoa for plaintiffs,  and I_. P. Davis. Q.C., C. K. Hamilton,  and J.   S.   Clute  for the defendants.  Carpenters commenced work this morning  on the now loundary. the work will- lie  pushed   nn  as  quickly  as  possible.  JOHN HOUSTON SPE-vKSfflS _MJ  The Vancouver News-Advertiser gives  the following report of the speech de-'  livered hy John Houston, member for  Nelson, on the address from the throne.  The day before it was delivered, Charles  Wilson, attorney-general in the Joly-  McBride government, in a speech on the  address, read Houston out of the Liberal-  Conservative party and referred to him  as a man of "questionable- reputation."  Houston's speech reads as if it was delivered by a man; Wilson's as if it was  delivered by a crabbed old cad:  THE MEMBER FOR NELSON-  Mr. Houston said he was in a position  similar to that.of the member for Slocan (Mr. Davidson), who was the lone  member of a party. Judging from the  remarks of the attorney-general, he  (Mr. Houston) was a sort of lone individual also. As the elected leader of  the Conservative party, the attorney-  general had attempted to "kick him.  out" of the party. He was placed,  therefore, in an embarrassing position,  almost-as embarrassing as that of those-  young members who inaugurated their  parliamentary labors by joining in the  debate on the address. He congratulated some of those members on the improvement they had made since their  arrival in Victoria and becoming intimate with the members of the government. During the election they had  been accused by their opponents of being  unable to enunciate their views clearly  from the platform; but they seemed to  have had no trouble since coming to  Victoria in doing so. There was hope'  that they might become speech makers,  even as great .'as some of the gentlemen  who. sat in the last house and who went  down to defeat in the late election, and  who are so mourned by the members of  the government: The member for Fernie, whose speech he had listened to  with pleasure, had received almost as  much notoriety as himself in the last  sixty days. There was this difference  between them, however: The ' Liberals  were trying to kick that honorable member.out of the house, while the attorney-  general was trying to kick him - (Houston) out of the Conservative party. Had  sickness not prevented the member for  Fernie from addressing the electors, he  believed his. majority, would have been  more.secure,-for-his speeches would have*  educated the ^ e.lectpi*sj. so., .that none of.  ihpnu.would have;- marked their., ballots  with  the cross in the wrong place.  PRE-ELECTION PLEDGES.  He had had no intention to speak on  address; because in his short political  career he had listened to many such  addresses, and found that although the  address might contain the germs of legislation, as a rule the house paid no  attention to the recommendations of his  honor the lieutenant-governor, and generally paddled its own canoe. If the  present house lasted the session through  he doubted' not that it would do tbe  same thing. Because while the Conservative party, .of. which he was supposed1'  to be a member, returned a majority to  the house, on a platform adopted by the  party, he judged from the bills brought  down that the government had forgotten  its declaration of principles, and no government could last, or be stable, unless  it kept its pledges to the electorate. A  government whicli forgot its pledges  was no more to be relied on than an  individual who forgot his promises. The  one-was=no=more--worthy=of-conudencei-  than the other.  THE   FINANCIAL  POSITION.     '  The speech from the throne was in  the main devoted to the financial condition of the province. Well, seeing by  the admissions of the government that  the province was now in the hands of  the pawnbrokers, it must indeed be in  a very bad condition. Once or twice in  his career he had been in the hands of  the pawnbroker himself, and he knew  it was a very difficult position to be  placed in. Yet he believed the condition  of the province was not so bad as the  government, would make it. The province  was one of the richest in Canada. All it  needed was a government broad enough  in its ideas to take advantage of its  resources. But: a government whose  ideas seemed to centre on a horizontal  increase of taxation did not appeal to  him lo be broad minded, and he doubted if it so appealed to the electors of  the  province.  One of the greatest financial authorities of the province was a newspaper  printed in Vancouver, called the News-  Advertiser. It had been a financial  authority in the province during the  last 18 years, and it had pointed out  often how the finances of the province  should be conducted in order to bring  about prosperity. But apparently, for  some reason, none but the editor of that  great paper could follow out its reasonings. He would try to illustrate  what he meant by that, and in this connection would state that sometimes even  the great authority did not state the  facts. Within the last month, in an able  discourse upon our financial difficulties',  that paper attributed almost sole responsibility for our financial difficulties to  the Martin, Dunsmuir and Prior, governments. Now he did not believe that the  Martin government was ever in a position to bring down a financial statement  to the house, and it might have been a  gcod thing for the province that it did  not have the chance. So the contention  that the present financial difficulties  were brought, about by the Martin government must be set aside as the vapor-  ings of a man "gone mad" on financial  conditions. The Prior government wan  much in the same position as the Martin  government. It had not had a chance  to show what it could do.  MEMBERS   THEMSELVES  WERE  RESPONSIBLE.  The Dunsmuir government could be  held responsible to a-certain extent. It  was a government which brought down  estimates for -three successive sessions,  and many members on both sides of the  present house supported that government in its extravagance, and no one  gave it more hearty support during two  sessions than the. men who were now  in charge of the present government.  One of the greatest, love feasts, as he  might call it, occurred in the first session of that government,-when member  after member got on his feet and thanked the government lor generous treatment in the way of appropriations for  roads, trails, bridges, and other public  works. That government was most extravagant in its appropriations, for it expended something like ��� $534,000 that  year, and had the government taken the  advice of members * of the legislature  appropriations would have amounted to  three times that amount. This merely  went to show that'it-was not the governments wheih were responsible for  present financial , conditions, but the  members of the legislature! themselves.  How many members'of the house were  ready to recommend the government to  retrench in expenditure affecting their  own districts,.however ready they might  be to vote for retrenchment in other  members' ridings? , Until members  could be educated up to, their duty in  this respect he did not believe any government would.have the courage to confine expenditures within the limits of  the revenues. ,      ���   .  CHEESE-PARING POLICY  DENOUNCED.   7    :  But he maintained, that cheese-paring,  cutting down appropriations for roads,  trails and bridges,-and discharging men  from official positions, whose long servitude had probably rendered them unfit  for any other., occupation, unless it  were the'-'old' man's:home at Kamloops,  was not wanted by .the people. It was'  a poor way to', bring about i reform to  discharge the mining' recorders at Bennett, Wells, and Creston, in;order to save  a few hundred dollars, and to keep officials in departments at Victoria, at .salaries ranging in. the thousands, who  had never done the -province a dollar's  yvorXh.,oU^gapA:A;A;^^: *v--���*--;-.--lw-..:-l-~  ; He -did- riot believe(- that: a horizontal-  increase of taxation would" bring about  prosperity in British .Coltimbia.i A policy  could be evolved, if the government was  big; enough to evolve it, that would meet  the needs of the province without burdening the .people. \  -  '���".''..���  TAXATION ON METALLIFEROUS  'MINES..'."   '    :'"  Seeing that the government was in  control of .the Liberal-Conservatives, it  was only fitting that it should carry out  its party pledges. One of those pledges  was to tax the output of metalliferous  mines on the basis of the net profits.  This plank of the party platform was  adopted; at .Revelstoke in September,  1902, and it was the one plank which  was endorsed most heartily by the  members of that convention.' It even  received as hearty approval -and as  many cheers as did the declaration of  the man who was selected by the convention as leader, when, after shedding  tears in reciting the treachery of men  ^who-had���knifed���him^iirtormer^yearsr  he declared that he had withdrawn his  resignation and would accept responsibility as leader of the great Liberal-  Conservative: party in British Columbia.  But a change seemed to have come over  some of these men since the convention.  The man who was selected- as'leader had  abdicated his office, or allowed another  to usurp his place. It was therefore  hardly to be expected that a party without leaders could curry out its pledges.  The government contended that it was  the duty of those who criticised its  policy to show wherein it could be bettered- In other words they admitted  that the 2 per cent tax on the output of  metalliferous mines was ,not' what , it  should be, but thnt it was the' duty of  those interested in mining to evolve a  better method ol" luxation. He maintained it to be tlie duty of the government to remedy wrong, and if the government was not equal to the task it  should get out of tlio way and let others  try.  LAWS    SHOULD HE CARRIED    OUT.  He contended thut the province would  not be in such a Lud financial condition  today if the: iand iaws had been carried  out. Applications liad beeu made for  licenses to prospect for coal and oil on  lands in East Kooieuayl, Had those applications been considered the treasury  would have been recouped to a greater  extent almost-: than it Was When the  government appealed'; to Ottawa; to.for-  ward the Chinese head tax, the receipt  of which allowed iliem to issue, cheques  for a few weeks longer. Hundreds of  applications had been made under the  laws of the province for coal and oil  lands in south-cnsi Kootenay, and for  some reason licenses had not yet been  issued. Would tin.' government explain  why it had not lal'i'it advantage of this  means of replenishing-the treasury? Individual members liad been attempting  to get an explanini"ii. Private individuals had also asl"'d the reason why,  and had shattered coii-titiitional precedents into siui'l.'i'eens in doing so.  They had even appealed to that power  whose name th" attorney-general said  should not be niniiioned in the house,  the lieutenant-guv. :ncir. a,nd he had explained why these roal ahd oil licenses  had not been issued. Such methods of  carrying on the government surely could  not be according to the constitution or  precedent, as precedent is understood in  British Columbia. Such appeals by private individuals must appear ridiculous  tp the giant intellects who were today  governing the province.       :  KOOTENAY'S "GRASPING GREED."  The premier had claimed that one  reason for present financial straits was  to be found in the large expenditures  during the last five years for roads,  trails, and bridges in Kootenay. He (Mr.  Houston) had heard just such statements made in the house before; that  is, that the grasping greed of the people  bf Kootenay had always demanded  something to which they were not entitled, and that that district was always  represented by bad men, unfit to associate with men from the lower Fraser  river. He had taken the trouble to go  into the public accounts for the last five  years to find out how the greed of Kootenay had robbed the province. For the  five years ending June 30th, 1903, he  found that the sum of $77,016.54 had;  been expended in East and West Kootenay for these purposes, and it had contributed during the same period ��� .1,911-,-.  126. .Would that appear as' if the people  of Kootenay were responsible for the'  present financial conditions? The cost  of roads, trails, etc., in those districts,  as compared.with the amount paid in  by them was 37 per cent. The total  expenditure throughout the province for  roads, trails and bridges during these  five years was $2,677,053. The total  revenue contributed was $6,938,137, or  38 per cent. So that the expenditures  in Kootenay were less by 1 per cent than  the expenditures spread over the whole  province. It therefore- appeared to him  that the Kootenays had not received  their share of the money contributed, by'  the people.  On the other hand, take the section  of country from; which the premier  came. During the same five years the  sum of $855,459 was expended for roads,  trails and bridges in New Westminster  city and district, and the districts contributed $410,131 in revenue. In other  words they contributed 47 per cent of  what was spent. If these figures were  correct, as lie. believed they were, the  premier, to use a common phrase, was  ''talking'through his hat," when he said  expenditures for public works .in Kobt-  -cnayjwere in any way ��� responsible-for-  the present financial cohdi{foir*br"the<  province.  MR. HOUSTON'S GENTLE SARCASM.  One of the questions mentioned in the  address from the throne was the building of an all-Canadian road to the  Yukon. That was a brilliant idea and  one that reflected great credit on the  government. He had lived on the Pacific  coast for 30 years and his experience was  that placer countries were short lived;  He believed that the Yukon section of  Canada was on the decline, and the best  evidence of that was the output of the  mines there, which had decreased one-  half in the last three years. It seemed-|  to him that if a government, which admitted that it was in the hands of the  pawnbrokers, unable to meet the interest on the public debt, must build railways-or provide funds for doing so, it  had better build an all-Canadian road,  so that the members for Ymir and Grand  Forks could travel from their homes to  Victoria, jNvithout_.leaving^-British=Cplr:  Government Supporters Are Dissatisfied  With the Inefficiency of Some Ministers���Cotton Comes to the Aid of the  Finance Minister.  -a ��� ai ���'  umbia. He believed such a policy would  be heartily endorsed by the member for  Similkameen. But possibly the reason  why the government would undertake  the Yukon railway first was because of  its great magnitude- This was a government chosen to accomplish great  things ,and one of its great schemes was  outlined by the attorney-general when  he said that he (Mr. Houston) was unworthy to be a member of the party to  which he (the attorney-general) belonged.  He suggested that the government  should outline a policy to enable settlers  and prospectors ana capitalists to acquire land easily without appealing to  tlie crown represented in the person of  the lieutenant-governor.  It had been said that prosperity could  only be had by establishing stable government, and that the patriotism of  members should he given to that object.  He believed he was as patriotic as the  average member, and would do all he  could to bring about stable government  but if the government spurned his support he did not know what he could do  except resign and let "some other  fellow" try it, and perhaps such a course  on his part would be most satisfactory  to the present government. He believed  that each and every member of the legislature was imbued with but one idea,  to give Ihe peoplo a good government,  but only through the medium of the  party to which he for the time belonged.  He believed that each individual member was a partisan first (Voices, No,  Ko!) and a'patriot afterwards.  ���i-HE HOUSTON INCIDENT.  In conclusion he would refer to the  question that had been called the "Houston incident." The Houston part of it  was probably most interesting lo himself. ��� The incident was of interest lo tlie  people. He believed that every member  of the legislature, notwithstanding the  prerogative of the crown, had a right,  if through his ability he could win  recognition at tlie hands of his party, to  enjoy the fruits of thai party's victory.  That was Iho position in which he was  placed, in what was called tlie "Houston   incident."  [(Jontlnueil nn Page Two.]  Victoria, B.C., December  ii.���The Joly-McBride government remains iii ofiice through ,*;he votes' bf  Hawthornthwaite,  and Williams, the two Socialists:   Today an effort was made to'  have the government lay over the assessment bill until after the  holiday adjournment iu order to allow the people interested a  chance to be heard on the measure ; .but the government, know-  ing the Socialists could be depended on to vote with them, op-V'" A,'i  posed the effort.    Yesterday five supporters,-of the government!*'^ ��  rebelled, but they were whipped into line with :   ".Well, we are        ;  getting tired of our jobs and we are willing to re'sign.    Do  }*-ou -  want the  Liberals in  power?"    This was  enough.    The five" ���  bowed their heads and voted against what they knew to be the'"  best interests of the country, so that McBride, Green,  Wilson;,,  and Tatlow should hold office.    These five members are sore''  ���...���-<'���.-���������.'���- i '  but the Joiy-McBrideites know these men have no-backbone and -  that they will always vote right in a pinch. The Kootenay'  members who voted to postpone the passage of the bill were1:  Houston of Nelson ; Davidson of Slocan.; King of Cranbrook j/  Wells of Columbia, and Macdonald of Rosslaud���five. ���. Those -  who voted for its passage were: Wright of Ymir; Green/o_,;  Kaslo; Taylor of Revelstoke, and �� Ross of Fernie���four.!'  Houston leaves for home tonight.  Ull  the banks insisted that the bill should sbe passed3beforer't_.evf st_if#fl  This raised a bitter storm amongst the opposition.4 "^T*_^gov|>fy 0|  ^r-fmeT-F'wa^ of a*** prr-^"  vate institution.    This also explains the reason why< banks1- are-'  exempted, from the taxation whicli  is  applied to individuals.L  The bill passed the report stage at 12:30, the Socialist and La-,',  bor members voting for it. ."-���..--  Electrical Smelting of Copper  The Engineering Magazine, New . York,  gives in its November number an intei-St-  ing synopsis of a paper recently presented  before the Society of Civil __ngineers of  France; arid published In tlie Momolres of  that society, in which M. Ch. Vattler gives  an account or tlie work which lias been  done at Grenoble with the Keller and Ue-  leux furnace for the* electrical smelting of  copper.    ^"IvfT^attieFTelafes How, ln the course of  a visit to CJ1II1, lie obtained a quantity'of  ores of copper, Iron and mangenese, for  purposes or experiment. These he orouglit  to France, and after some preliminary  trials at the works at J_a _-Tn_, he made a  careful trial witli the furnace at J-ivet,  near Grenoble. The result of these trials  wus so encouraging mat proper modifications in tlie furnaces were made and plans  for the further reduction of copper ores by  electricity were arranged.  M. Vattler gives In ,.hJs paper a report ol  a test made In the presence of a number of  ���mlnent Kngllsli and French metallurgists,  showing that .,000 kilogrammes, or S metric  tons, of ore were treated in tlie electric  lVriiaci- and fully reduced to a matte in  .���iglil hours by the expenditure of 600 l_>lo-  wutts of electrical euei'W. This ore contained about 7 pur cent of metallic copper,  and the resulting matte showed 4'i per cent  of metallic copper, while but 0.1 per cent  .tt mutalllc copper was found In the shig.  I'lie consumption of the carbon electrodes  (liring the operation amounted to 0 to 7  kilogrammes per ton of ore treated, but  by the use of electrodes of artillelal grap-  .iito tills consumption may be reduced lo 5  kilogrammes per ton.  The furnace used Is of a double type,  there being an upper crucible in which the  ore is fused in the are formed between  u'lectrodes, and a lower portion Into whleli  ihe fused material Hows, this latter being  provided with moveable carbon electrodes  which may be plunged Into- the molten  l-.atli or raised above the surface, liy this  arrangement the fusion Is fully elleeted in  the'first crucible, and the reduction linally  effected in tlio second portion, tlie latter  operation being capable of close regulation,  the slag being drawn off above and the  fused matte by separate openings lower  down. The results ol numerous experiments with this apparatus have shown that  100 tons of ore can bo treated In -I hours  by the expenditure of -,000 horse-power,  so that the cost of the operation may be  determined by Uu coat of power in the locality where the work is done.  M. Vattler goes somewhat into detail In  the matter of cost of smelting the same  ores iu Chill, and shows that the question  of the economical employment of elecln-  enl energy for smelling over the use of  ci lie furnaces Is worthy of consideration  .n   that  locality.    Thus,  at  tho  loot   of  the  ordliU'ias, where Is sltimt-e tile "Volcau"  mhio Irom which the ores above leferred  to were, taken, cuke costs at least 100 francs  per metric ton. while anip.'e and uniform  hydraulic power is readily and cheaply  obtainable. The coke furnaces tliere In  use consume :J,li00 kilogrammes of coke per  ton   of   copper,   produced   In   the; form*��� of;'  matte, so there is a cost of 320 .francs per;  ton on tlie fuel account." The cos��-'0_-feliec- *  trical energy Is estimated by M-.: Vattler as- ���  30 francs per kilowatt year, or.'at''i:_5:'-klio-,  watt per ton of copper produced, "grfv'es' 3S-  francs  for  the  c��st  of ���"the': current*   The '  cc-stof electrodes Is put at 45 Jrancs, or, a ^  total of S3 francs as against 3_0 francs for  J_ie__PlilQr���.Ero_ce��s,^iall^.o.therilcharg-S^be!ngx  assumed   to  remain   unchanged, i The .ad-.  vu^nges of electrical smelting appear,.but  in a'lesser degree/for poorer ores, and In  ; any  case  the  cost should'-be- worked (out  according   to   the   quantity   of   ore   to   be  treated   and   the   local   conditions   under  which the work is done. ,'    *'������'        -  MINING NEWS,   ;  The 1,01'don directorate of the Velvet  mine near Kossland, have decided. It Is  said li. put I i..i r- i itic smelter of 100 Ioiih  capacity to treat the ore on the ki'oiii)<1,  and to amalgamate the Velvet 'uiiil' Portland properties already connected by"'iYn"-  dergrouiid workings. The 'per"cen(aso;.'or  iron In the ore from the Velvet..witH ion  heavy for the adoption of the . Hendryx  process, the haul by wagon too long ��� to  admit of ordinary shipment to outlying  smelters, and the pyritic smelting Is therefore considered to be the only process practical ���������*��� under tho circumstances. Fyrltle  smelting w..i produce a matte concentrating  _0 ton.-i iiv I lie i en bouts Into one, and tho  valii'i of that matte will probably lw; about  $.;> to the ton. if the. grade shipped this  ye-ir I e kepi. A lower grade, opening up  raoi'.> iioiiies. will, of course, be practicable  under tli"'"* circumstances. The plant Is t��  be sit iiji In thc spring.  Mr. J. F. Wardner is still in St. Paul,  where lie successfully floated the company.  The board of directors consists of Frank  Miias, Charles F. I-let her and Hon. Chas.  13. Hamilton, of St. Paul;'J. F. Wardner,  of Chicago; J. ' Fred Hume, It. J. Hawkey,  and  P.   I_.   Wilson,  Nelson.  The Lightning Peak Mines., Ltd., acquired this week the Thunder Hill group of  mines, situate on the. North Fork of the  Kettle River. The property is very rich.  It is gnlena carrying srflver, said to average  $230 fc.) the ton  The Groat Northern. Co. are pushing (ie-  velopmeni work on the Lucky Jack and,  Swede groups. Shipments will be made to  th; mill at Camborne until a mill Is In-  >-1 * 11 el .il I -���I'plnr. Assays from the Swede  groi.p "'.*". e over jaw per ton.-  The I wer tunnel at the Paradise mine Is  now i'; fc\cr PHXi feet, the contract to drive  -��M leet was let about'ayear ago.  Thirty men are employed at the North  Star mine doing development 'work, no  shipments are being made at present.  There are ISO coke ovens In operation at  Morrissey mines, another 100 are to be  erected as soon as possible. The Nelson Tribune  f  I'xf  in  Iir'  I  life  111  .1  'm  Bank of Montreal  Established 1817.   Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $13,379,240.00  REST     9,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED  PROFITS        724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  RT   HON. LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROYAL, G.C.M.G., President.  HON. Q. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President. E. S. CI.0 USTON, General Ma linger.  NELSON BRANCH S^K*  A.   H.   BUCHANAN,  MunaKer.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which Is amalgamated  The Bank: of British Columbia  PAID UP CAPITAL $8,700,000 A��.-,��4��  reserve fund  3,000,000        Head Office :   Toronto, Untano  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER 78,000,000    '  HON. GEO. A. COX, President     B. E. WALKER, General Manager  Savings  Bank   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  ���MBLSON  BRANCH . BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,   Manager  The Nelson Tribune  Founded in 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PROPRIETORS.  McDonald Block, Baker Street.   Telephone 120.  "���ADVERTISING RATES. ��� Display advertisements will be inserted in The Nelson Tribune  at the rate of Two Dollars per inch per month.  'Legal advertisements will be inserted at the rate  of Ten Cents a line for the flrst insertion and  Five Cents a line for each additional insertion.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���The Nelson Tribune  will be mailed for *1 a year, payable in advance,  and no subscription will be taken for less than  one year.  Address all com munications���  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson. B.C.  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER  12, 1903  It appears that up to the present time  only about a dozen citizens have thought  fit to register their names so as to be  entitled to vote at the civic elections on  January 15th, 1904.  All house holders and license holders  who wish to vote at that election are  - required to register their names at the  city" hall on or before December 31st,  1903.  ^Property owners are not required to  -register annually but must in order to be  entitled to vote* pay up all taxes, except;  those chargeable on the property.        ;  ���The. new electric fire alarm system is  now being installed by  the city.    The  fire insurance   companies'. will shortly  have  the opportunity of reducing    the  cost of; insurance, which was promised  . when the present improvements to the  ire protection of the city was completed.  ���The machines are beautiful pieces of  , mechanism,   with  all   the    latest   improvements, and will cost the city about  ?3,000.  A substantial reduction in fire insurance rates should be the result of this  action on the part of the city council.  The new assessment act of the government is  being very severely  criticized  by-the various    people    interested  in  railways, lumber, farming, etc., who will  come within the scope of its operation.  Whatever may be the result of the num-  . erous amendments proposed it is to be  hoped that some method will be evolved  * of making    collections, so that in the  future, all those who should contribute  to the maintenance of government in  the province, be made pay their quota,  be made pay in a reasonable time, and  that the provincial taxes should not be  allowed to accumulate.  to have at least a fair share of those  endowments. But judged by the results,, the government was made -rip  of people who had but a simple idea,  namely, the simple idea of keeping all  the offices for themselves.  He also quoted from Todd's Parliamentary Practice in England, a country, he remarked, without a written  (constitution,, an which constitutional  government had been carried on for  a great many years, as follows:  We have already seen that it has of  late years become a settled principle  that the political chiefs to whom the  sovereign may confide the task of forming a ministry are at liberty to select  the individuals to compose the same, and  to submit their names for the royal approval. This privilege is indispensable  to the successful working of our parliamentary , system, amd, after a long  struggle, it has been conceded to every  political party which may, in turn, acquire the pre-eminence. It is a constitutional necessity that the" first minister  of the crown should be able to assume  full personal responsibility before parliament for the appointment of every  member of the administration. This he  can only do when he has been empowered to advise .the crown in regard to the  selection of the persons who are to be  associated with him in the functions of  government. The sovereign has/indeed,  an undoubted right to express his wishes  in favor of the, introduction or exclusion  of particular persons, but by modern  constitutional usage he has no authoritative voice in the selection of any one  but the prime minister. It is true that,  in this as in other matters, the expression of a strong personal feeling on the  part of the^ crown may have great  weight in excluding a person from office,  or including him, at least for a time;  but even this consideration must ultimately yield to a regard for the public  interests, and the sovereign must be  prepared to accept as his advisers and  officers of state those who have been  chosen for such functions by the premier."  He believed what he had quoted from  Todd was a fair exposition of constitutional government as it was understood  in England, and he hoped the day was  not far distant when it would be so  understood in British Columbia.  During the delivery of the above  speech not a smile was seen on the faces  of any of the members of the government, and they were evidently uneasy,  fearing Houston would launch out in  bitter invective and denunciation.  HOUSTON'S SPEECH,  (Continued from First Page.)  So far as he was individually concerned he did not care that much (a  snap of the finger) whether he was a  member of this or any other government,  but if the people whom he represented,  and he represented one of the most independent constituencies in British Columbia, not a pocket borough, but a  city that ranks third in commercial  importance in the province, if these  people had seen fit to elect him, and  they had elected him repeatedly to offlce,  It wa_t only fair that they should know  the reasons why the member to whom  they had given their confidence was deprived of the right to represent them  in the government.  Mr. Houston here quoted from a work  by Michael A. Lane, . the author of  "Great Philosophers," as follows:  "It is clear that the activities of a  great and complex group of men are  directly the result of the. thought-life  of its individuals. Governments are held  together by the thoughts���the ideas���of  their peoples. The life of any nation  merely reflects the mental energies of  its individual, members. If the individuals of a group have many and varied  desires, the activities of the whole group  wiH .be manifold and various in just  fnat., propor'tipn. If the desires of the  individuals, he. simple, the group-life  'Will ��� bei simple. The group-life of the  more energetic will be more productive  of wealth, than that of.,the individuals  who have comparatlvely.few wants."  Now, he represented.a group with man  ifold and various desires, one of the  most active groups in the province,  and they had waited to'.be represented  in the government,' which showed that  they wanted to; give the people of the  ���province the ben-fits of the mental  energies of a man who was supposed  HOPPER VS.  DUNSMUIR.  Tho famous will case ol" Hopper vs. Dunsmuir is now before the court at Victoria.  Mr.* Justice Drake presiding: The action  Is brought l>y_Eflna_Wallace,Jloppeiv___e_-  "actress, to have the will of the late Alexander Dun.smulr set aside. Alexander  Dunsmuir married Mrs. Josephine Wallace  the mother of the plaintiff on December  21st. 1899, in California.  On the same day Alexander Dunsmuir  made a will leaving- all his property to his  brother, James Dunsmuir, the estate comprising interests In R. Dunsmuir & Sons,  San Francisco, and >share*s in the railway  and coal land* of the immense business on  Vancouver islam", aggregating' jn the neighborhood of a million -inilnm Airs. Alexander Dunsmuir wns given the ma.gni/Jcent  property ut San i.eivndi"o, fri-iu if a ten  county, California, by her huslmnii, but It  Is urged knew nothing of the will leaving  the rest or the estate to her husband's  brother. Prom San Francisco Mr. and Mrs.  Dunsmuir left for New Vork nlmost at once  nl'ter thc marriage, and Alexander Dunsmuir died there on January Hist, VM>. Mrs.  Dunsmuir took her husband's body to Snn  Francisco for burial, and In December,  lllill), she made an agreement through her  own- solicitors with James Dunsmuir giving up all claim to her late husband's property Tor a consideration of 525.000 a year  for life, and retaining the San Leundro property. Mrs. Alexander Dunsmuir died in  June, 1901, and now her daughter Kklna  Wallace Hopper asks that the will of Alexander Dunsmuir made in December be set  aside owing to the testator's mental Incapacity. She also nsks that the agreement  made by her mother with James Dunsmuir  be set aside owing to undue Influence being exercised by her mother's lawyers, also  acting for James Dun.smulr. She asks that  James Dunsmuir be restrained from disposing of the property, and that a receiver be  appointed.  Miss Hopper and her New Vork counsel,  Judge Coyne, were in. court when the case  was called, the lair plaintiff's counsel being H. Dallas Helmcken. K.C. and E. V.  Bodwell, K.C, while the defendant's counsel is E. P. Davis, K. C. and A.. P. L-uxon.  Mr. Bodwell opened the case nn behalf of  the plaintiff, fie said that the Into Alexander Dunsmuir wns ��<> addicted tn drink  that his mind wan affected, and his death  was caused by alcoholic dementia, and  that at the time the will was made, December, 1899. he was not In a fit state tn do  business or make a will. The reading nf  the evidence taken on commission was then  commenced by Mr. Helmcken. Dr. li.  Marshall, of New Vork. said he knew Alexander Dunsmuir In San Francisco in IKHI.  and treated him nt various times until 1897.  and again -aw him atoiii. eight months be-  ���  ���  !  ���������������������������������������������������  HORN  BRAND  union Overalls,  ���* Shirts^  WE MANU  Shirts  Overalls  Denim I'ants  Tweed I'ants  Cottonude Pants  Jumpers  Blouses  .Engineers' Jackets  Waiters' Jackets  Barbers' Jackets  Gingham Jackets  Mission Flannel  Underwear  FACTURE.  Cooks' Aprons and  Cups  Carpenters' Aprons  Waiters' Aprons  Painters' and  Plasters' Overalls  Mackinaw Coats  Mackinaw I'ants  Tarpaulins  Dunnage Bags  Horse Blankets  Tents  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Turner. Beeton & Co.  I.IMITKD,  Wholesale Merchants  Warehouses, Wharf Street, Factory,  Bastion Street  VICTORIA,   B.C  ��� �����������������������������������������������������������������������������  fore his death, when he was in a very bad  way; he was afraid he was going to be  poisoned by cooks, and .would not take  liquor from any bottle he did not see opened, he, was always very fond of Mrs. Dunsmuir. '" Witness did not consider him of  sound mind the last time he saw him.  The evidence of Edward A. Crowinshield  of New York, a AVall street broker, was  then read, it was to much the same effect  The evidence from San Francisco followed  and was to the same effect. On Tuesday  Mr. C. A. i-'iir; and Air. D. M. Rogers  applied to the court asking that Mrs. Joan  Dunsmuir mother of James Dunsmuir  and of the late Alexander Dunsmuir. should  be added as partv (plaintiff.) After considerable, argument Mr. Justice Drake said he  saw no objection to Mrs. Dunsmuir being  added as plaintiff and he decided that two  days should be allowed for pleadings to be  put in, the question of costs* being -'left in  abeyance. The evidence of Lewis '(-Inter,  of San Francisco, was to the effect that  Alexander Dunsmuir drank heavily in 1895  and 1S9U and gave the witness *5 gold pieces  to purchase a bottle .of whiskey and declined to, accept the change.  The case is likely to be a very long one.  eitv n every resi-ii. Vet there is not one  licensed house of assignation in the city.  Nor is there a place "f this nature at all  so far as is known to tIio nolice.  '���')ne iliing I I uve noticed since coming  west, though, is that ihe men I have met  nre, without exception interested in the  work of reform which the institution I  represent is carrying mi. They seem to  have adhered to moral principles, notwithstanding the unconventional .life they have  led. 1 do not believe I have seen a man iu  the west that would live off the earnings  of an immoral woman.  One of the fundamental principles of our  organization is to remove girls from immoral home inlluenees ami enable them to  get started right In life again. For this  reason when it girl is taken from evil surroundings iu one city wo endeavor lo place  her in one of our homes in another city.  This has been found railier dilltctill, partly  fro": the win' ie involved and partly from  reasons which manifest themselves In Individual eases. We have got the scheme  In fairly good running order now, though,  and  hope to keep It that way."  THE GRANBY CO'S NEW PL,AN.  The Oranby company has for some time  considered the project of driving a tunnel  from the valley of Boundary creek that  would tap their great ore bodies on the  Phoenix hill at an immense depth. .Lately  more definite form appears to have been  taken by the scheme, for a notice of application for necessary powers has appeared  in the B. C. Gazette, part of which reads:  "Notice is hereby giveii that application  will be made lo the legislative assembly  of the province of British Columbia, at the  present session thereof, by the Granby  Consolidated Mining. Smelting & Power  Company, Limited, for an act to amend the  said company's special act of incorporation,  being chapter 75 of the acts of the said  legislative assembly, __><>_. so as to empower  the said company to drive or construct a  tunnel or tunnels under, through or in the  mountain on which the mines of the said  company at Phoenix, in the Greenwood  mining division of Yale district, are located.  The portal or portals of said tunnel or  tunnels to Ue at some point or points on  the side or base of said mountain, to be  selected by said company, from which point  or points, the said tunnel may be driven or  constructed through any crown lands, or  any occupied or unoccupied lands, pre-emptions or mineral claims of any person or  persons, company or companies situate on  or in said mountain, to and into the mines  or mineral claims  of said  company."  The company are arranging to drive a  two track tunnel through which ordinary  trains could be taken, drawing; the ore on  the level almost to thc treatment works.  It Is thought that the necessary work will  take about live years, the tunnel will be  about two miles long and the ore bodies  will be tapped at a depth of 2,000 feet.  The great advantage to these mines will  be that the whole mountain will be thoroughly drained, so that no pumps would he  required, and a most expensive part of the  work in mining done away with. The ore  from the whole upper workings would be  deihered on the cars at the least jiosslhle  exr.eiise. and n'Jii.ugh the cost of the  work will he enormous it is expected that  resulting extra prolit, from the cheap  method of handling will pay interest on the  money expended many times over.  TORONTO, A STRIKING EXAMPLE  Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett, vice-president  and general superintendent of the Florence  Crittenten rescu" homes, was in Spokane  lately. She said: "The Florence Critten-;  ten rescue homes were started in the  United States 20 years ago, by Charles N.  Crittenten in memory of his daughter, by  special act of congress it became a national  institution eight years ago and $-,000'a year  was appropriated  for its use.  "This Is one of the greatest child saving  institutions in the world," she continued.  "There are from 600 to ��00 children born in  our home*- every year. We keep all the  mothers for at least six months, and many  of them for over three years.  "Do not ask me what I think of the moral  condition of your city," said Mrs. Barrett.  "I have not been here long enough to learn  anything nbout It. I am not an ordinary  reformer. It Is fibsuro for me, having only  been in your city for a I'ow hours, to think  that I know what Is best for It when those  who govern It mny be of a different  opinion.  "However, I do not believe In the legal  recognition nf the social evil, or of vice of  any kind. I am violently opposed to the  French system, no matter how It Is moderated. Any legal recognition of this evil  jiiustJogic-.illy^endJn^the^French-system.^  "Toronto. (Jul nda. Is a striking example  of the fact that a large city can be run on  strictly moral lines and still be a linancial  and educational success. It Is one of the  finest cities I have ever been in, In this  respect. The moral tone of all the cities  of Canada that I have visited is higher  than those of the United States. I ha.ve  visited most of them, too. This Is duo not  so much to the natives of either country as  to the different class of emigrants that  each gets. In Toronto tliey have line educational   Institutions   and   an   up   to   date  Job  Printing  We Use Gumption as  well as the best papers  and inks iu the execution of your orders���  they will not be misunderstood. Quick dis- +  patch given out-of-towu  work.  W. H. JONES  Madden Building     NELSON, B.C.  GOLDFINCH CLEANUP.  Gold Brick Worth $2,500, After Seven-day  Run of the Stamp Mill.  As a result of a cleanup at the Northwestern stamp mill on Monday, a gold  brick valued at $2,500 was turned out, being  the fourtr. brick turned out by this mill,  says, the Camborne Miner. The amount  of ore run through was* 175 tons and seven  days was the actual time' the mill was in  commission. The ore treated being that  which was In the ore bunkers at the time  of the close down last summer. The mill  is a ten stamp, driven by electricity.  Much  satisfaction   is  evinced   locally  at  FOR SALE  Improved Ranch in Lardo  Valley for sale. Address E.  R. Vipond, Trout Lake, B. C.  ^HrFl___PBURN  E-UIUDER AMD  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done   Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postofllce       Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  Geo. M. Ounn  Maker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in ull work  Ward St. next newpostofllce bid Xelson  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd.  Real Estate ����<*  General Agents  Houston ftloek, Josephine Street, NELSON, B. C.  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  JJuHiiflieturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Uphol-  Ktering, Turning, Bundsawlng, drill  Work mid olhor novelties. Our No. 4  Spring Is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON, M. C  Fancy DINNER SETS  China  GLASSWARE  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine Street  Nelson, B. C.  PROSSER'S  Second Hand Store  and China Hall  New and Second Hand Goods of every description bought and sold. See our Crockery-und  Glassware,  WESTERN  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT  AGENCY  Goods Rented  Pli-st-Cluss   Warehouse  For Storage  Put up In Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Ollice: Latimer Street, Nelson, B.C,  Phone 2G1A  Baker Street, West,  Next to C.P.K. Ticket Ollice  the cleanup, as it proves that the Goldfinch, from which the ore was taken, is a  splendid property and It is hoped that after  the development drafted out by the new  management is completed, the Goldfinch  will again commence sending ore to the  mill and take its place with the Eva and  Oyster-Criterion at the task of turning out  a gold brick every month.  George Young and John Powers have been  awarded a contract this week to drive 5.  feet of tunnel on the Goldfinch. The tunnel  will be driven on the lead, and will be a  continuation of tlie work started by ex-  munager Blackwell shortly beforo the pro-  lierty closed down.  The lead that is to be drifted on is of'  rich free gold quartz, and measures eight  feet across. The letting of this contract Is  a sign that active operations will be resumed in the near future and the property  under the mnnnpemont of A. T. Vogler,  thoroughly exploited and developed, so that  when the stamp mill is again put Into commission it will continue running instead of  at Intervals, as was the case under the tor-  mer management.   $2,000.00  WANTED���To borrow $2000 for two years on  Nelson real estate as security. Address or apply  to John Houston, Nelson, B.C.  Timothy Hay  First-class Timothy Hav, baled, per ton   &1 A  f.o.b. Colville    ij>>'_:  F.  BARMAN, Colville, Wash.  FOR RI_NT  Well furnished room, comfortably heated and  -electric light, with private familv. Apply P.O.  box 8-1, Nelson.  STite  trathcona  (formerly Holel Phitir)  B. TOMKINS  MANAGER  Starkey & Co*  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  ( R. A. Rogers ��Sr Co., l_,cl-, Wlnr-ipejc  ���Represent!ns   j IN. K. Rail-bank: Co.,     -     Montreal  (Simcoe Canning Co.,     -     Simcoe  Office and  Warehouse,  Josephine   Street  INelson,  B. C  Cash   Advanced   on   Consignments  Jacob Green & Ca  Auctioneers,  Appraisers, Valuators <-.  General   Commission Agents  Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  P. Burns & Co  Wholesale   and   Retail  Meat Merchants  Head  Office and Cold Storage  Riant at Nelson.  BRANCH MARKETS ut Kaslo, Ymlr, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail, ������  Grand  Porks,  Greenwood,  Midway,  Phoenix,  Kossland. Slocan City,  Moyie,  Cranbrook.  Fernie und Macleod. " ' - ,"'  NELSON  BRANCH  MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   BAKER STKEET  Orders by mail lo any Hraneh will receive promot und careful attention. '  The Leading Hotel of thc Kootenays  Good Sumple Rooms  Special   Kates  to  Commercial  Men  Stanley and Victoria Streets.  NELSON  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Hall Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  BEST DOLLAR-A-DAY HOUSE IN  NELSON  NO CHINESE EMPLOYED  Atfgost Thomas,   Proprietor  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON;  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS DY. MAIL lcceivc prompt  and careful attention.  E_. C. TRAVES, Manager,  K.W.C. Block, Nelson  S-O Water St.  Telephone 146'  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work done by bund or machine, arid on short  notice. Delivery wagon calls for and delivers  work every day in Ihe week.  UNDER  OLD   MANAGEMENT  BATES $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.  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelsou. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity aud  Heated by Hot Air  ���Large and Comfortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  Madden House  THOMAS MADDEN  PBOralBTOK  Centrally Located  Electric Llglite  HEADQUARTERS TOR TOURISTS  AND  OLD TIMERS  linker and Ward Streels  Nelson  B. C,  Tremont House  Blankets, .Flannels, Curtains, etc., a specialty.  Dyeing and Cleaning also done. Outside orders  promptly attended to.'  PAUL INIPOU, Proprielor.    P.O. Box 48  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WATER  Every small bott-   contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  ~^i :  NELSON LICENSE DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby giveii that thc undermentioned person's have made application under the  provisions of the "Liquor License Act, l'K." for  hotel licenses at the places set opposite their  respective names:  Joseph Walker, Russell llotel, Kitchener.  John Marshall, Marshall llotel, Kitchener.  Owen Boyer, Vancouver llotel, Ymir.  Mitchell Tuit, Palace Hotel, Ymlr.  J. W. Masterson, Ymlr Hotel, Ymir.  C. B. Archibald, Ross House, Ymir.   ==Ef-IrPefersfStrT3liSrlf'S"!16tel, Ymir.  ,   Finlay McLeod, McLeod Hotel, Ymlr.  John Breau, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Ymlr.  <!. S. Coleman, Waldorf Hotel, Ymir.  Fred Adlc, Fort Sheppard llotel, Waneta.  William Gray, Salino Hotel, Salmo.  Joseph Blanclniril, Northern Hotel, Sulino.  George McHean, Mersey llotel, Erie.  Louis Noll, Porto Rico llotel, Porto Rico.  D. McLaughlin, Hull Hold, Hall.  William Roberts, Florence Park llotel, near  Nelson.  Joseph Boyer, Valley Hotel, near Ymir, transfer to Fred Allaire.  Robert Wood, Thistle Hotel, Wnodsvllle,  T. CI. Procter, Outlet Hotel, Procter.  George Barlletl, Sirdar Hotel, Sirdar.  George .Munro, Miinrn Hold, Creston.  A iiicdliig of the Hoard of License Commissioners of the Nelson License District will be held lo  consider such applications ul (he Court House al  the City of Nelson on Tuesday the fifteenth day  of December, llKKI, al the lumr of ten o'clock-In  the forenoon.  W. II. Hl'LLOCK-WEBSTKR,  Chief License Inspector  Chief Constable's Ollice, Nelson, JJ. C,  7 th Novcm Iier,  l'.WI.  Europcnn and American Plan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from'25 cts. to |1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, B.C.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Day House  in Nelson  Tlie Bar is the Finest  GEO.  W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor  NOTICE.  P.O. Ilox    8  In the matter of an application for a duplicate  of a Certilicale of Title to the South 7f> feet of lot  10, block US, in the town of Nelson and part (ii  feet iron luge on Latimer street) of lot 7, block 0,  Nelson city (map -Wil.) Notice is liereby given Unit  it is my intention to issue at the expiration of one  month from the llrst publication hereof a duplicate of the Certilicate of Title to the above mentioned land in the nume of Annie Liestcr,  which certilicate is dated the 8lh duy of September, 181W, and numbered -SMlK.  11. F. MACLEOD,  Land Registry Office, Di.nrlctRegistrar  Nelson, B.C., 13th November, liHKI.  Nol lire Is hereby given Unit the undermentioned persons have made application under Ihe  provisions of the "Ll<|nor License Act, 1!MI" for  liotel licenses ut (he places set opposlle their respective names:  Ole I'lvin, Brillnniu Hotel, Lardo.  .I.J. Cameron, Commercial Hotel, Lardo.  Leander Hanna, Lardo Hold, Lardo.  J. A. Mclsaiie, Victoria Hotel, Whitewater.  C. I'". Oleson, Hot Springs Hotel, Ainsworth.  Ole Ulvin, Miners' Holel, (loldhill.  Arthur lirunelle, Crawford Bay Hotel, Crawford Hay. ....  A. W. Goodenough, King Hotel, Ainsworth.  A meeting of the Bonn! of License Commissioners of the Ainsworth License District will be held  to consider such applications at the Court House  ut the Cilv of Kaslo on Tuesday, the fifteenth  dav of December, 1!i;8 ut Ihe hour of eleven  o'clock in the forenoon.  W. II. BULLOCK-WEBSTER,  Chief License Inspector.  Chief Constables Ollice, Nelson, B. C,  7th November, l-OS.  Application to Transfer Liquor License.  Notice is herebv given that I intend to apply  at the next sitting of the Board of License Commissioners of the City of Nel��oii for eave to  transfer the retail liquor license now held by mc  for the Nelson Hotel, situate on Baker street,  on lot In, block 1, Nelson, British Columbia, lo  Ink ,fc Boyd. .. ,     .,,   , ������,  Dated, Kelson, B.C., November ;th, lsi j..  Witness: CHARLES A. BARCLAY,  (IKIMUiK  BACON'.  NEARING HIS FINISH  Aguinaldo is right now. He has got enough!  There arc many people In this town that know  when tliey have hud enough of poor laundry  work on their linen, and they turn lo us for relief. It is u pleasure to a nun to see the'exquisite color und finish.that we have put on.his shirt  collurs and cuffs when sent out from tills laundry.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  SHERIFF'S SALE.  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued out  of the Supreme Court of hritish Columbia, at the  suit of the Woodbury Mines', Limited, non-personal liability, plain tiff against James A. Poyntz,  defendant, and to mc directed and delivered,  uguinsl the goods and chattels of the said plaintiff, The Woodburv Mints, Limited, non-personal  llubility, I huve.seized and taken in execution  all the right, title and interest of the said plaintiff In the mineral claims, "Mayflower," "Sim-  set," and "Number Five," situate on Woodbury  Creek, und recorded In the ollice of tbe mining  recorder at Kaslo, B. C, and also in u quantity  of mining tools and machinery all of which I  shall sell to satisfy said judgment debt and costs  at my oflice, next to the Conn IJ<m��!_lnJ___Cltv_  -orNelsbhroirTuesilify, the lii'tli iluy of December,  11103, at the hour of eleven o'clock In the forenoon. " . "���  (�� An Inventory of the mining tools and machinery may be seen at ihy oflice.  Notk���Intending purchasers will satisfy themselves as to title und interest oLthesiiid plaintiff.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, uth December, IWI.  S. P. TUCK,  Sheriff of South Kootenav.  of  Improvements.  NOTICE.  Certificate  The Alhambra Fractional Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of Wesl Kootenay District. Where located: On the west slope  of Gold Hill, ou Euulu creek.  Take notice, thai I, Peler Edmond Wilson, Free  Miner's Certilicate No. ItSO'oT, as agent for John  F. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certilicale No. S6'i��i,  intend, sixty days from the dale hereof, to imply  to the milling recorder for a certilicate of Improvement, for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grunt of the abovo claim.  And further take notice thnt action, under section 37, must be commenced before the Issuance  of such certilicates of improvements.  Dated this P.lth day of September, A.D. 1903.  P. E. WILSON.  FOR SALE  For Sale���Two teams of heavy draft horses.  Applv to W. c. McLean, northwest corner Ward  and Silica streets, Nelson.  Certificate  of Improvements.  NOTICE.  R and Land Corinthian mineral claims, situate in the Gout River mining division of West  Kootenav district. Where located : On the east  side of Kootenay lake, at the mouth of Crawford  buv.  Take Notieclthiit I, John McLatchie, acting us  agent for C. G. Major, official administrator  (trustee of the estate of R. D. Munro), Luzetla  Field, free miner's certificate No. BJ8247, und  Charles M. Field, free miner's certilicate No.  !"48"-lli, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  crown grants to the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this Itli dav of September, A.D. 1903.  JOHN McLATCHIE.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Agness" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson  mining division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : Near the Arlington Mine, Erie.  Take Notice that I, John I). Anderson, I'. L. S.,  of Trail, B.C., ugent for Willium Connolly, free  miner's certilicate No. Bfl-512, and Edward  Walshe, free miner's certilicate No. B754tl9, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply-  to the mining recorder for a certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grunt to the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of sueli certificate of improvements.  Diited this 2nd day of September, A.D. 1U03.  J. D. ANDERSON. The Nelson Tribune  ���m  ���w  ���an*  The Great Northern Mines, Ltd.  A Consolidation of the Following Gold Properties:  The L-cky Jack Group:    Poplar Creek  Thc Swede Group :    Poplar Creek  The Oyster-Criterion Group:    Fish River and Pool Creek  The Imperial Group:    Fish River aad Pool Creek  The Lade Group:    Gainer Creek  The Strathcona Group:    Silver Cup Mountain  -*��-���  ���IM?  ���&��-  ���IM?  ���IM?  ���1M?  ���&<��������  1M?  -$&  ���IM?  ?H*  ���IM?  ������$&���  ���IM?  ���JM*  ���1M?.  ���JMfc*''  .-IM?-  4M.--  ���IM?  ���IM?  =*<*���  -IM?  ���IM*  - ���$>�����'-  ���#l?v  ������$&���  ���1M?  ���IM?  Twenty-One Claims of Valuable Gold Mining Property.  CAPITAL:   $1,500,000  In Shares of the Par Valce of One Dollar  DIRECTORS  W. B. POOL, President of the Ophir-Lad e Mining Syndicate, Limited, Ferguson.  W. P. COCHRANE, The Cochrane Ranc he Co., Ld��� Macleod, Alberta.  F. W. GODSAL, Ranche Owner, Cowley, Alberta.  J. J. YOUNG, M.L.A., President, The Herald Co., Ld., Calgary, Alberta.  T. KILPATRICK, Superintendent, C. P. R., Revelstoke, B. C.  .  E. M. MORGAN, Locator of the Lucky J ack Mine, Poplar, B. C.  JAMES LADE, Mine Superintendent, Camborne, B. C.  B. CRILLEY, Assitant Manager Ophir-Lade Mining    Syndicate, Ld., Ferguson.  HEAD OFFICE   FERGUSON, B. C.  BRANCH OFFICES  ..Poplar Creek, B. C, Camborne, B. C.  BANKERS  Imperial Bank of Canada, Ferguson,  SOLICITOR AND SECRETARY  .Robert Hodge, Ferguson, B. C.  The promoters of the Great. Northe  feel that they are presenting a proposit  of mining, and one in which the few w  allotted to them may well feel that the  est gold mines ever discovered.'  Every man who reads has heard of  of the Lucky Jack, at Poplar Creek. T  should have lain for years on a well-kn  d reds of prospectors���even having a rai  at last by the men from whom this Co  It is a case of truth being stranger tha  '. The Company's second acquisition, t  smith and Gold Hill claims, (over 100 a  -bigger and richer property.  It is an accepted fact among minin  .duce more than two or three great min  three great gold properties, and the Gr  of them.  rn Mines, Limited, have every reason to  ion which stands unique in the history  ho are fortunate enough to have shares  y have an'interest in some of the rich-  the sensation created by the discovery  hat a claim of such unheard of richness  own line of travel, passed over by hun-  lroad built through it���to be discovered-  mpany bought it, is almost incredible,  n Action.  he Swede Group, comprising, the Gold-  cres), is, in the opinion of. many,'an even  g men that a camp does not usually pro-  es. In the Poplar Creek camp there are  eat Northern Mines, Limited, owns two  A.   COINSOUIDATIOIN  The promoters of this Company ha  famous Nettie L. and Silver Cup mines  experience of nearly ten years mining a  which time they have organized several  able properties, in each case with marke  Having acquired several of the mos  British Columbia, the promoters decid  organized company, and place on the m  block of the stock at par.   Hence this  The consolidation includes the folio  described in another part of this pros  ve in the past successfully operated the  in the Lardeau.   They can point to an  nd prospecting in this district, during  companies, and developed many valu-  d success.  t notable free milling gold groups in  ed to consolidate them in one big, solidly  arket, for a limited time only, a small  prospectus.  wing properties, which are more fully  pectus :-  Gainer   Creek   Property  ���&�����  s9w  �������-  *M?  ���1M?  ���IM?  =JW?  ���IK*  ���IM?  ���IM?  ���IM?  -����-  .-IM?  ���1M?  ���iW?  ���$&���$&  ���IMfc-IH!-5  No. 1.���OLIVE MABEL  GOLDENVILLE  -FOUNDATION  AiNNIE  L.  OPHIR  TWO-AND-A-HALF.  ���=F A MOUS= ���-  Crown granted; partially developed;  contain rich, free milling and telluride  ore.  Pish   Creek:  No. 2.���OYSTER  CRITERION  MASCOT  GOLD BUG  No. 3.���ROSSLAND  IMPERIAL  BALFOUR  Surveyed for Crown Grant.  Properties  Claims all Crown Granted; developed,  and stamp mill, etc., erected, ready to  mine and pay dividends this year.  Crown Granted and partially developed; adjoining above group and Eva  mine.  Ferguson   Property  No. 4.  -STRATHCONA.  TRIUNE FRACTION  Assessments completed to dnlo.  Poplar Creek  Properties  No. 5.���LUCKY JACK  LUCKY  THREE  LITTLE PHIL  No. 6.���GOLDSMITH  GOLD HILL  Surveyed, and Crown Grants applied  for.  Will  be Crown  Granted  as soon  as  possible.  THE   COMPANY'S   POLICY  It is the intention of the Company to actively develop all these valuable properties and sell such of them as they do not wish to mine themselves, either  to outside capitalists or to subsidiary companies to be formed by the parent  Company, the proceeds going to the shareholders of the Great Northern Mines,  Limited.  Description  of Property  No. I, embracing seven claims (a claim is about 52 acres) r.nd well known  throughout the province as the Lade Group, i.s situated on Gainer Creek, 14  miles above Ferguson.  A tunnel 112 feet long has been run and a shaft sunk on the ore. Five tons  of the ore shipped to the smelter gave returns of $1,100 to the ton, in free gold.  Frequent assays of ore from other par ts of the claims have more than confirmed this high value, running from $200 to ip-,200, and from picked samples  as. high as $11,340 to the ton.  The property is traversed by a main ledge, eight to twelve feet wide, and  several smaller veins carrying high values in free gold and telluride, similar  to the rich ores of Cripple Creek, Colorado. In the Lade Group the present  promoters were satisfied from assays, development work and thorough investigation, that they had a property as rich as any in British Columbia; but on  account of the distance from transpor tation, and the altitude (over 8,000 feet)  they decided to let it lie until a more convenient season, and in the meantime  acquired other gold claims from which quicker returns could be obtained.  A   Complete  Mine  No. 2, consisting of seven claims, has been purchased from the Ophir-Lade  Mining Syndicate, and is a gold mine in full working order. It is situated on  Fish River and Pool Creek, 1500 feet above Camborne, and only six miles from  a daily steamboat landing at the head of Arrow Lake. ^On this property, the  Ophir-Lade Syndicate has completed, at a cost of about $24,000, 1500 feet of  tunnels, cross cuts and other development work. It has also, at an approximate  cost of $35,000, installed one of the most complete and best constructed outfits  of machinery in the province, including a 10-stamp Fraser & Chalmers' quart-  mill, rock crusher, Frue vanners, air ,co mpressor and drills, aerial tramway, two  Pelton water wheels (300 horse power), assay office, and all necessary buildings.  For a description of this property,.the.Directors have pleasure in referring  to the report of Mr. A. H. Gracey, mini ng engineer of Nelson, made in 1901.  Ait that time Mr. Gracey was Manager of the Eva mine. Space does not allow  the reproduction of his report in full, but the following extracts will give a fair  idea of this property:  GEOLOGY.  "The country rock of the neighborhood is metamorphic in character, but  may be called in general a talc schist-/ withprobably some chlorite present. A  belt of this formation extends many miles in an East and West direction, and,  so far, the free'gold discoveries,in this district are mostly confined to this belt.  VEINS  AND  CHARACTERISTICS.  Exposed on the property at the present time are two well defined veins of  free gold bearing quartz, which have been opened up on the surface by cuts,  etc., for considerable distances. The Oyster.vein (on the Oyster claim) strikes  N. 60 degrees W. and pitches into the'mountain at an angle of 57 degrees from  the horizontal. It has a width, where exposed, of from 8 to 25 feet, a large  portion of which is solid quartz.  "The Criterion vein (on the Criter ion claim) has been exposed by open  cuts for a distance of about 400 feet. The strike is due East and West (magnetic), and the surface cuts show a width of vein of from 3 to 17 feet. The  vein is composed of solid quartz, carrying its chief values in free gold, associated at some points with a little iron pyrites and galena. The following  assays are of samples carefully taken from this vein by myself:  "1. Average chipped across both ends at collar of shaft, $18 gold per ton.  "2. Average ore from bottom of shaft, $21.60.  "3. Average chipped across big cu t, 17 feet wide, $4.50 per ton.  "4. Average chipped across cut No. 3, 4 feet wide, solid quartz, $3.20 per  ton. There are in this cut some rich seams showing free gold, which are not  included in sample. ��  "Selected samples from these cuts gave assays running from $478.20 to  $2,601.40  per ton.  "A large amount of exceedingly rich ore has been found, especially at the  point where the shaft is being sunk.  :^^i"Intersecting"this"gold-bearinga-quartz"vein-is-ai-smaller"vein-of"galena"andi  iron from 12 inches to 24 inches wide.    This has been stripped for over 60 feet  and is particularly well defined and regular.    Average samples  of  this  vein  give values as follows:  Gold   $22.80  Silver 25.2 oz.  Lead  27.6 per cent.  "Although these veins are not developed to any extent, they are all exceptionally promising, especially the Criterion vein. They are all well defined and  with every appearance of permanency, and warrant a thorough development.  "The facilities for cheap mining nnd milling are excellent. The veins can  be worked to depths of hundreds of feet from tunnel levels. There is an abundance of timber suitable for all mining purposes on the properly, while for  power purposes a record for 300 miners' inches of water has been secured in  Pool Creek at the foot of the mountain."  Immediate   Returns   Expected  In the course of a few days it. is expected that, the stamp mill at this  mine will be producing bullion in ���������.ifficient (|iiantity to pay immediate dividends.  Another Good Property-  No. 3. The Imperial, Balfour and Rossland claims, lying on Lexington  mountain, immediately between throe working mines, the Eva, the Cbolla, the  Oyster-Criterion. There are on the property three well defined quartz ledges,  showing free gold on the surface. A 50-foot tunnel has been run on the Imperial. It is run on the ledge and free gold was encountered throughout tis  entire length.  The large amount of development work done both on the Eva and Oyster-  Criterion had proved that the rich gold values on this mountain continue and  even improve with depth. At the 700-foot level on the Eva, close to the line  of this group, some of the richest ore on the mountain has been struck. The  workings of both of these well known mines arc close to the property of the  Great Northern. The main ledges on the property run into the Oyster-Criterion  ground.  The tramway and air pipe of the Oyster-Criterion run over the property,  and the Eva tramway cuts across one corner.  The whole of Lexington Mountain is a mass of ledges of free milling quartz,  and the Great Northern Company have every reason to believe they own one  of the richest portions of the hill.  A meeting of the shareholders of the Ophir-Lade Syndicate is being called,  to formally ratify the sale of that company's property to the Great Northern.  Two,  Potential   Olaims  No. 4 property consists of the Strathcona full claim, and the Triune fraction, lying on Silver Cup Mountain, near Ferguson, between the Triune and  the Cromwell, both of which have been proved by extensive work to be rich  in gold. The Triune has shipped a large amount of ore, averaging about $240  to the ton. The Cromwell has made a shipment to the Trail smelter, representing 13 days' work for two men, and yielding as follows:  Gold, 5.76 oz per ton.   Total value (after deducting 5 per cent.) $722.53  Silver, 18.1 oz. per ton.   Total value, (after deducting 5 per cent)     71.24  $793.97  Smelting charges       79.22  Net Proceeds    $714.55  The  Great Lucky Jack .  No. 5. The Lucky Jack has been so much talked of since its discovery, and  has created such a sensation in mining circles, being described in all the leading mining journals, that the directors feel it almost unnecessary to say much  further. The group comprises three claims, situated at the mouth of Poplar  Creek, and with the Lardeau branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway running  through it.  No less than seven ledges have bee n discovered on it,, all carrying free gold. *  The main ledge, containing.ythe phe nomenal-showing which has astonished  the world, cuts the mountain vertically, and is"from 18 inches to 6 feet'wide.'A  tunnel is now being run at the lowest workable point on the ledge. On September 12th it was in 50 feet, and the ore has been, found to retain its sensational  values throughout.  Timber, water power, tunnelling sites; and every natural advantage for  economical mining are at hand.  It is interesting to note that the mouth of Poplar Creek was mined for  placer gold in the sixties and from the amount of work done, it is evident that  a large quantity of gold was taken ou t, but it remained for the present owners  to locate the source of the gold.  The company has already taken steps to instal a stamp mill and,all necessary machinery for quickly mining out the wealth of the Lucky Jack and converting it into dividends for the shareholders.  Last  But  Best  No. 6. Though enough has been said in the foregoing to satisfy even the  most sceptical, there is still better to follow.  Words fail to describe the phenome nal richness of the "Swede"  group.  Briefly, however, it may be stated; that it consists of two full claims, the  Goldsmith and Gold Hill, being a continuation of the Lucky Jack and lying  higher up on the mountain, thus furnishing better tunnelling sites and enabling the ledges to be mined to a depth of nearly 2000 feet, without sinking.  There are, as far as known to date, nearly a dozen   ledges on the claims,  carrying from an ounce to over a hundred thousand dollars per ton in free gold  and besides this, there are rich deposits of galena and telluride on the claims, as  indicated_J*j__the_tolIowing_ce_tificate._g.iYe__=by=Mc=J.^McLel 1 an,=assayer,- of -  Poplar and Trout Lake City, after testing the ore:  Gold ozs. Silver, ozs. Total value  per ton.      Value.       per ton.   Value. per ton.  Galena,   etc 24.02 $480.40 90.70 $50.79        $531.19  Telluride ore from the Lucky Jack and Swede groups, assayed by Mr.  McKillop, assayer, of Nelson, gave returns of from $1700 to $6540.  Statements  Accurate  The promoters of this company are men well known in Western Canada,  and occupying such positions that they cannot afford to connect their names  with any other than legitimate mining   ventures.  Every statement in this prospectus is made advisedly, with a full knowledge of their responsibility as directors. The promoters have engaged in  active and legitimate mining for many years. They are not here today arid  gone tomorrow. They expect to stay with mining, and assist in making British Columbia what she is destined to be���one of the greatest mining countries of the world.  In the expectation of making the Great Northern one of the strongest  mining companies on thc continent, they have thrown all their gold properties  into this consolidation.    Not a single claim or interest has been held back.  The expense of operating and management will be comparatively small,  especially as thc same economical methods will prevail which have characterized the promoters of the Ophir-Lade and Nettie L., and which have enabled  them  to achieve signal  success  in  the  past.  Strictly   Limited  The company will under no consideration sell more than one hundred  thousand shares, and the proceeds will be used strictly for development purposes and paying for plant and  machinery.  The shares are of the par value of   one  dollar,    and    are    offered   for  a ,  limited time only at that figure.    They   are   fully   paid,   non-assessable,  and  carry no further liability whatever.  The directors reserve the right to allot shares according to priority of  application, or in the event of the shares being over subscribed, to allot  them pro rata.  .-��=*-''  APPLICATION   FOR   SHARES  Application for shares, accompanied by payment in full, should be made to the Imperial Bank of Canada,  or the Secretary of the Company, Ferguson, B.C.  FERGUSON,   B.C., September 21, 1903.      ''  \ 4  The Nelson Tribune  The J. H. Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd.  Importers   and  Dealers  in  Shelf  and   Heavy  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Granite ware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER  ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : :_:  INEjUSOIN  .--I  tt  ,'l  Bf:  l*>"Ts_  i$k.  m  *�������� ��� ��� ������ ������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^   .���  :  :  ���  ���  ���  ' ���  ���  ���  :    ���  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Limited, j  -:   Wholesale Only -   ������    --  $  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Washington Navel Oranges and California  Lemons, Jersey  Cranberries, Figs,   Dates,  Nuts, Honey, Malaga Grapes, Spanish Onions  ^^if? 8��!_ S?S!P SSfg _Ss> S^K^k ^^^-^^^x^S^S^S^S^S^S  We have just received two large consignments of  oiiet Soaps  Domestic and    of C-   f Q   <C f       Perfumed and  S v Imported * ~~R^r Undented ^  y^yThe best in assortment and quality ever brought into |p  Itliei Kootenays.    We have a few sample cakes of ."In- fff  gilt's Delight''left, to be given away.    The only soap f|f  feforlthe baby. '" M  mm---1'       SEE OUR WINDOW M  ���'���  '-    ���  ���''-" .'I;-.'-"' ��� '  -  " 5S8��  V-.���";���',,       ;"f ^' . ���.-.��� --..-��� (fWO  If A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd. ��  Ck^v'&ff7;-   , .     ��� .   ���        ���      Wholesale and Retail . gSg  C;��(lf. '    Groceries, Crockery and Glassware j  -P.b; Box 495 Aberdeen Block, Nelson Telephone 8 j||  ^^>&&m^A^:::.  '-xAb,  ee  Dealers ln  Coffee, Teas, Spices, taking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  1-^A'OUR GOODS aTe pure ^nd selected from the best in the various  ���AAA '-'== lines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  V^Aitirect, and Ive guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson, 'B.C.  ^'Telephone 177  P. O. Box 182  _' #   Tocfcett Cigar Go's j Monogram  '*'-' ���   Union Label Cigars \ Marguerite  George E. Tackett's Cigarettes ( Karnack  Only Unlon-ivfade Cigarette in Canada    (    T. OC  B.  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agenta for British Columbia.  Vancouver,   E3.C*  Santa Clause is Thinking  0�� BUYING YOU A NICE PIECE OF FURNITURE  Why not select it now? Wo curry a,largo, up-to-date stock  of all kinds Chairs, Children's Hookers, Oak Upholstered  Rockers, Rattan, Sofas, Couches, Davenports, Ladies' Writing  Desks, BookCases, Etc.   Pictures in Variety to select from.  OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT  D.   Mc ARTHUR   &   CO.  Furniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  cArthur Ge��  cNLercharit Tailor-������<���������'-"  HAS ON HAND HIS STOCK OK  Fail and   Winter Goods  c4s heretofore they are of  the best quality and latest  designs,.  Tremont Block  Baker Street  JUST ARKIVBD  :New Fall Goods  OF TIIK LATKST  FASHIONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  aud Bel-warp Series.   A fine line  of Panting- of the latest styles  Prices to suit the times.  Call and see them.  John Smai-woodl  VVard Street  MKKCI1ANT TAILOR  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Kelail  Booksellers and  Stationers  (Artists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeograpbs  ^Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, B.C  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  Alderman Irvintf on Tuesday received tlio  sud news ol* Hie ilentli of his mother, at  tlio advanced :\ne ol" nearly SO years, at  I'oueks   Hill,   Uiindas county,  Ontario.  (jovernnient Ajjeut H. A. Renwick held a  lirovineial lax s-ile on -Monday, about ?S(X)  was collected for the grovernnieiit. tnnny ol"  the lobs .sold weni for from JP!W to $fl��� aliove  the amount ]"ci|iiii'c<l by the government.  Miss Merrill who was well known In some  church circles in Nelson nnd who left here  for the coast a lew months ago, is said to  have eloped with l_i-nest Burns, the treasurer of the Socialist party in   Vancouver.  Tlie liroktiii Hill block was sold this week  to J. V. Urillin. of the linn of -J. Y. Griilin  it Co. A snort price Was paid for the property and extensive improvements are to lie  made at once.  Thos. Murphy and Miss May Ferry, both  of Nelson wore married on Sunday last  at the home of Mr. and Mrs. .1. llarKreaves  by the Rev. 15. II. H. Holman. Richard  Peachey was best man, and Miss Laura  I_ast wa.s bridesmaid.  J. B. McArthur. Q.C.. who was a leading:  lawyer in Winnipeg' 20 years ago, and during: the last 10 years operated as a. promoter  in British Columbia, died at Toronto on  Monday last. Mr. McArthur was well  known in Kaslo, Rossland and Nelson.  Services will be held in St. Paul's Presbyterian church at the regular hours tomorrow, Rev. Joseph McNeill ollioiating.  Special music by the choir under the charge  of Mrs. Melville Parry. Mr. McNeill will  supply St. Paul's pulpit for the balance of  this year.-  A newspaper manager who was sleeping  in church during the services was suddenly  awakened by the following words uttered  in.a loud voice by the preacher: . "Why  stand ye here all the day idle," and immediately answered, "because they don't  advertise."  .James Alexander Carley, brother of D.  M. Carley, died on Monday hist in Nelson  ���fiom iin aculfi i-.ltacl. of bronchitis, he was  prominent in Masonic circles, and had  resided in Winnipeg- for "id years, where he  was an insurance adjuster. Tlio body was  sent to Winnipeg for interment.  K-wir. I I'.itm o" Kossiand, was in the  city this week. .Mr. Durant is interested  in the Giant mine which is at present partially closed down, owing to the smelters  in British Columbia hot being able to save  th.j cioalt and m *���'���.'r:< iium In the oro  Samples are on the way to Swansea to  test.  A club for ladies is being started in Toronto, similar to the Empress club of J.,on-  don, England. The objects of the club are  to have a convenient place where ladies  can meet for the discussion of questions of  social and public interest, etc. There is  some talk of having a similar Institution  in. Nelson..  ��The Nelson Brewery has been transferred  to the- Nelson Brewing and Ice Company,  a local concern, the oilicers of which are:  J. P, Hume, president; W. P. Tierney.  vice-president; J. jj'. R. Rpwley, George  Bartlett, T. Madden and W. R. Thomson,  directors; J, A. Turner, treasurer; A. G.  Gamble, secretary, and P, K. 'Wilson, solicitor.  Thc Nelson Carpenters" union at their  meeting on Wednesday night, elected tne  following oilicers for Ihe ensuing six  months: Hector McKenzie, president; Scott  Thompson, vice-president; J_. Kllby. secretary; Jos. Voting, treasurer; G. Daggett,  conductor; J. I.aidlaw, warden. Hector McKenzie. W. J-f. Ha or.' and E. Kilby were  chosen toj"eia,esont^ejnHonji__t___!l_aiil.e^  11&~]5TlJSi"fT5otfncfl_:meetings.  Nelson lodge, A. I<\ & A.M., No. 23, met  on Wednesday evening last when the following oilicers were chosen for the ensuing year: John A. Dewar, W.M.; C. II.  Crandon, I. P.M.; T. S. McPherson. S.W.;  ���I. H. Nolan, J.W.; S. P. Shaw, P. M..  treasurer; George Johnstone, P.M., secretary; SS, A. Crease. P.M.. chaplain: Chas.  Mnltby. tyler. Auditors, T. Morley and W.  II. Sentle. The installation will take place  on   December L'Tth,  St.  John's day.  On Sunday evening the Lord Bishop of  New Weslmlnsler and Koolenay held a  confirmation service In St. Saviour's church  and n private conlirinallon service for  adults was hold on Tuesday evening. On  Wednesday morning the llisliop ordained  the Rev. A-krny-J SJ/inoy and tlie Rev. II.  G. Solly to the priesthood. The Holy Communion wa.s administered, the miilcul portion of the ceremony belli;,' Dykes Iu !���'..  which wns well rendered by Ihe choir. Iu  the afternoon n mooting of the Diocesan  executive was held. Bishop Dart left I'm-  Kamloops and from Ihence homo via Ihe  C.   P.   R.   on   Wednesday  evening.  The licensing board met on Wednesday  December llth, all members being prosent.  Application from J. V. o J_ouglilin. for  liiiuor license for premises on Vernon street  known as Rossland hotel was laid over for  a month. Applications for transfer of  liquor licenses for Nelson, hotel Irom Barclay to Ink and Boyd and for Manhattan  saloon from Ink & Boyd tn Rankin ���  Pitts wero granted. The board adjourned  till Wednesday January l.'lth. 11)01. when  applications for liquor licenses and transfers for the ensuing six months will bo  heard, iittpittion only being given to those  applications in the hands of tho city clerk  before 1_ o'clock noon on tho 1'lth January,  accompanied by cash or certified cheque  to the amount of the license lee.  ���������������* ������������������������������  ISrPANTS  AT  }. k. Gilker s!  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  summons all persons who had not paid the  tax. Mr. H. Dunncll asked the mayor ar.d  aldermen to be present at an exhibition of  work produced by the pupils of the manual  training class on Saturday;.the invitation  was accented.  The following- resolution was unanimously passed: Whereas the municipalities  and hospitals are constantly hampered by  the maintenance of ; indigent incurable  cases, oftentimes coming from outside the  corporate limits, therefore, in the opinion  of the council it is desirable that the provincial government should establish in  some part of the province a home for incurables where such .cases can be properly  accommodated. ��� ��� ���.   .'���'..      ������-,  An application from the order of Eagles  for. a plot In the .cemetery,,.to be used by  them for the burial of their 'members was  received, and the city clerk authorized to  notify them that it would be granted for  ?175. y     ' ���-'���'_.- ',';,'     , .''.���'���  The council adjourned liiitii December 21.  GENERAL NEWS.  Hon. Clifford! Sifton. speafking-'at tlie. Canadian club dinner, said'Canada and Great  Britain would have to medtJ on-equal terms.  Canada would adopt a preferential tariff as  soon as Great ��� Britain ,vj��is. ready for it,  but Canada woilld nevei*'!_Tve up her manufactures to obtain it. lie was opposed to  Canada contributing to the. Imperial.navy,  favored making: bettor provision for th  protection  of her own land.  McGill university is to establish a department of railroading.^Principal Peterson had an interview - with president-  Shaughnessy. of tlie C. P. K. this week,  with the result, that practical assurance  wns, given that the projoat will be carried  out. The course will probably be much'the  same as that of Perdue university, which  has brought about very good results.  a   '    ;  The British government have purchased  two lirst class battle ships from the Chilian  government. The Mljerttid and Constitution  are among the fastest battleship in tlio  world, and maintained a speed of 17 1--  knots for 'Si hours continuously, and both  are among the fastest battleships in tho  meats.and large coal -capacity .  John Alexander Dowie has satisfied tlio  judge that '/Aon City is solvent,^and tlio  lrcceiveiishjp--|vas^bee:n'^issoiv_d, the bankruptcy proceeding will be dismissed as  soon, as the creditors' committee have reported on  Dowie's offer of settlement.  ���''   '  Wilmcr will havo a' sawmill as soon ns  there is sullielent snow for sleighing:. The  machinery is for the present stored at  Golden. ...  Twenty.additional linotype machines have  been started at work on .tlie Dominion  voters'  lists.  Pin'Slt'I'l-* OF TfTK  HIIITIST-  CITV COUNCIL MEE TIN (.5.  There wero present at the city council  meeting held on Monday, mayor Rose, and  aldermen Irving. Kirkpatriek, Selous. linker and Hamilton. The mutter of the removing of the sunken crib was left |n Ihe  bands el' tlie mayor and city engineer to  deal with. Mayor Rnso asked for the  opinion of tlie council regarding the collection of tlie road lax. On motion of  alderman Selous. seconded by alderman  Hamilton   the   police   were   Instructed   to  Tliey nre the Finest in Development of  European Peoples.  A writer in the Manchester Dally Despatch points out that the recruiting returns  afford no criterion as to the physique of the  nation. The British army Is led from the  poorest and most physically inolllclent section of the community. On the other hand  continental armies arc recruited from the  whole of the national manhood, and consequently represent a better class of men. It  ia unly* by comparing the whole of the British nation with;, the whole of oilier nations  that the truth,pf the matter can possibly  bfi arrived at. ��� Statistics prnv> that the  British are the finest in development of  l_ui-pean peoples. Here are some national  average standards: Scotch, 5 feet 30 in.;  frlsh. 5 feet 9 in.; Welsh. 5 leet 7 In..  Average about f> feet S 3-4 inches. Norwegians and Swedes, 5 feet. S in.; Germans,  S feet (J 1-2 in.; Dutch and Belgians. 5 foot  7 in.; French. 5 feet C 1-4 in.; Italians. 5 feet  4 in.: Spaniards and Portuguese. �� reet 3 3-1  in; Swiss and Austriaiis, 5 feet S 1-2 in. In  brain weight we also head the list. The  figures are as follows:,, Scotch, 50 oz.;  English, 49 oz.; Germans.'4S oz.; and so on.  And moreover, no nation is increasing in  height and weight so rapidly as the British  nation. -        '  Application for a Liquor License*  NOTICR |S IIERRHV GIVKN Hint at  the next meeting: of the Board of Licensing  Commissioners for the City of Nelson, held  ���TI days ali.-r flu. date hereof, that I intend  lo ii-ady <o the said Hoard for a retail  lli|iii>r lienii-ie for an hotel, for the premises  khnwi. .is Iho Victoria Hotel, situate on  Lot-- seven Oi and eight (S). Block fifteen  (11). Nelson.  I". <".  Pa("d this Dtli dav of December. 1:111:1.  W.* _*,  McCANDLlSH.  Christmas Necessities  J. A. Irving- & Co. have every necessary article that  must be in a household in order that Christmas shall  be a day of feasting* and pleasant memories. Among  other articles, they have Cleaned Currants, Seeded  Raisins, Orange Peel, Citron Peel, Lemon Peel, Figs,  Dates, Walnuts, Almonds (sheiied and unsheiied), and Filberts.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  Phone Al6t  Hotfston Block, Nelson  Tt  e Cabinet  ���    4} Importer of G.B.D Pipes, A.O.C. and Meerschaums Cigar Tubes, Cigarette Tubes  J Tobacco Pouches.    Send photo and have your image carved on a Meerschaum Pipe.  J Domestic Cigars  Cigar Store  Plrone 114  P.O. Box 3S  G. B. MATTHEW   ��� PROPRIETOR   Baker St.,  Nelson, B.C.  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  X  ^   Cigarettes  ���  ���  .-.25 to $8i5 per 1000.  Milligan's Arabela  Kooteuay Standard  Royal Seal     ,  Mainland  Tnckett's Marguerite  Monagram  Garautizndos  Interior  La Moreua  Manrico  La Senorita  Boston  Phone 279  General Arthur  Rose Bads  Bahamas  Flora de Perez  Safety Brand  Imported Cigars  $00 to $500 per 1000.  B.B.B   Pipes  L. & Co.    J.R.C.  N. & Co.  A.L        Star  Peterson  Henry Clay  Bock  Manuel Garcia  Flora de J Otero  La Carolina  Las de Lucias  Ben Franklin  Longfellow  La Crenui  Manilas  La Constancia  Londres,  Perfectos ;  Tobaccos  Ogdens  Wills  Players  Tliree Castles  Melachinos  Nestors  Murattis  Dina  Wills .  ,  Players  Yale Mixture  Craven's Mixture  Sir Phillip's Mixture  Student's. Mixture,-;  Turkish  Lndikia  West Over  Quesnel, grown in'.Quebec  Pace's Twist  Boot Jack  Piper Heidsick  Star  Climax  Pioneer   .  ���  ���  I  X  t  ���  BICYCLE CARDS  ^Se^OuT^Wirrdows  G.B.D.  Companions  and Meerschaums  The Cabinet  Mail Orders given prompt attention.  Wholesale and Retail.    Write for Prices.  :  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  On Tuesday a daughter wa.s born to the  wife of A. P. Hebden, Dolbruek street.  The Nelson Boat Club nre giving a  dance at tlie opera house on Friday next.  A meeting of tlie hockey players and  their friends i.s called for Monday night  at the Hume hotel. t  Tho shareholders of the Royston Gold  Mines, Limited hold their annual general  meeting on Tuesday.  On Wednesday next the Success Club  will give a concert at which Mrs. M. S.  Davys, Mrs. E. McLeud, Mrs. Goeptl,  Edgar Mason, and others will assist.  T. G. Procter's many friends in Nelson  are glad to know that his hard work in  connection with his coal properties al,  Blairmore has resulted iu their sale to a  French syndicare rei*reseuted by Mr  Fleutot.    The price paid was -175,000.  SAA*. <>/  Qedt Coat  And Wood of All Kinds  Terms Spot Cash  /  XV. P. TIERNEY  Telephone 2U5 Buker Street  Corporation of the City of Nelson.  Electric Light Rates  Electric light rates for the  mouth of November are now due  and payable at the Cit}' Office.  If paid ou or before the 15th  instant, a rebate of 10 per  cent will be allowed. By order,  D. C. McMORRIS,  llcnomherU'lli, 1��03. City Clerk.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ! SUNDAY  HOURS  ���  ���  AINSWORTH LICENSE DISTRICT  .'otlcu is liei-el-y giveii that Edward Mnblis  lias mado application under tlie provisions oi tlie  -���i.ioiKir License Acl, 1IHIU," for an hotel license  for Ihe prciiilsoK descrihed ns the osworth hotel  al lloldhill, and thai a meeting of the hoard of  license com missioned of Ihe Aliiswurlli license  district will he held lo consider such application  al, the court house al the (.'Hy of ICaslo on Tuesday, the-".llh day ol* Ueeemher, l'.HKl, al the hour  of II o'clock In the forenoon.  w. jr. ub'U_)c:K-WEHSTKi{,  '        r Chief License Inspector.  Chief Constable's Oflice. j,.-  Nelson, . C llth December, IIKKJ.  t  ���  ���  ���  ���  X Our store (corner of Baker i  X and Josephine streets) will X  X be open every Sunday for X  X dispensing purposes:���        X  X 9:30 to 12 o'clock        X  X 2:00 to    5 o'clock        i  X 7:00 to    9 o'clock   .     ��  I Canada Drug and Book*  X   Company, Limited   f  ��� ���  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  LABOR   UNIONS.  NKLSON MINERS' UNION, No. <J0, W. F. M._  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in  Miners' Union Hall, northwest eorner JJaker  and Stanley streets. ' Wage scale for Nelson district: Machine miners, f_.SU; liamniersmen,  }3.".if>; mine laborers, $_. U. A. J'arton, president; Frank I'liillips, secretary. Visiting brctli-.  reu cordially invited.

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