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 cKtrttmne  THE TRIBUNE  IS '.HE OLDEST  NEWS. Al'KIl  l'RINTKD IN THE  KOOTENAYS  Saturday, October 17, 1903  NELSON IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON WOULD BENEFIT BY NORTHERN RAILWAY PROJECTION  There never was a truer saying than that "Everthing comes  to him who can wait," aud it never has been more fitly illustrated than in the case of Mr. Hugh Sutherland of Winnipeg, and  his projected railway scheme to the .Hudson's Bay. Thirty  3*-ears ago this remarkable man started his campaign in favor of  this outlet for the gr,eat Northwest. Since the idea was first  mooted, the matter has. been agitated again and again but by  the combined opposition of the C. P. R. and the city of Montreal  has been pigeon-holed with studied promptness. Some fifteen  years ago the memorable government survey was sent out to  "report" on what realty has- been known for over 200 years,  namely, that the Hudson's Ba}*" as a whole is navigable for four  or five mouths in the year, possibly more in some places, and  that the assumed dangers to navigation were mythical. In this  connection Mr. Sutherland's present views are interesting as  given to a Winnipeg reporter recently:  "How about navigation in Hudson's Bay?"  "It is open longer than lake Superior. One of the fallicies  a about Hudson's Bay is that it is within the Arctic circle and is  frozen over for half the time. That is all nonsense. It is open  longer thau lake Superior. The Hudson's Bay Company is responsible for the false impression about Hudson's Bay, just as  it was responsible 3'ears ago for the false impression of Manitoba and the Northwest.  "When I came here thirty years ago the Hudson's Bay Company declared that Manitoba was a land of ice and snow and  that Old Country settlers would never be able to stand the'rigors of the climate, Pwhile the company asserted that farming  could never be profitable. The company is just doing the same  thing today about Hudson's Bay territory, because it opens up  a great expanse of fur country to whicli it has no more right  than 3^ou or I, and which it means to keep settlers, out of as  long as it can."  Itdbes not require great knowledge of shipping to know that  with even four months in these days of tremendous facilities for  loading grain, millions of bushels could be shipped to European  markets during the season, thereby solving the problem of marketing the enormous western grain crop which is seriously confronting the people of Manitoba and is really responsible for  the advent of the Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canada Northern on the scene. -  Edmonton in the west would seem to be the objective westerly point of the Canadian Northern for the present and Hudson's Bay on the north, thereby confining its immediate efforts  towards capturing a goodly share of the tremendous export  business of the great Northwest and which is increasing by leaps  ,and^bounds.^^It^was-iinderstood-that^t-he=^line^-was^coming=ito=  the coast but there is uncertainty on this point and it may be  that after all it is willing to stand aside in favor of its great rival,' the Grand Trunk Pacific.    Nor is there anything strange  MINING: NEWS  Interesting Smelter News.  Last week a shipment of 85,000 ounces  of silver, 999 fine, was made from Trail to  the United States government at San  Francisco for shipment to the Phillipines,  which is the result of refining British Columbia load ores at Trail, and refining the  resulting bullion by the electrolytic lead  process, which has for many months past  been supplying eastern Canada with commercial pig lead.  , When the electrolytic lead refinery was  first operated, the silver slimes (composed  of the precious metals and all their impurities, such as copper, antimohy, arsenic, etc.) were sold to the United States'  refineries, where the actual separation of  of the precious metals from the impurities  was made. As there were no plants in  operation prepared to economically handle  this particular product, which differs  somewhat from the slimes produced from  electroylytic copper refining, it was decided to build a special plant at Trail for  the purpose of-making a complete separation of the precious metals and impurities, which willmake ���with, the electroy-  litic lead process aud the smelting works,  a complete Works for the treatment of all  lead-silver ores and the production therefrom of pure lead, fine silver, fine gold,  copper-sulphate, and probably later metallic antimony.  . The first shipment of about 300 ounces  of gold which was .995 fine, was made  from Trail to the United States assay of-:  fice at Seattle, and a second shipment of  about 700 ounces of .gold-'was made Friday to the same place.''.   ..'������:���:'  As Canada is now in a position to produce steadily fine gold, the Canadian government should certainly take steps immediately towards purchasing this gold at  whatever point it may.be produced and so  save the Canadian producers the cost of  shipping and selling it to the United  States- offices. It is believed that the  above shipment of fine gold, or refined  gold to the United States assay office, and  the silver brick to the Phillipines, are the  first which have ever been made as the result of smelting.and retouing in Canada. '  The Canadian: Smelting .-Works, Trail;,  are therefore in a position to supply eastern Canada with whatever pig-lead they  may require, fine gold ready for minting  purposes, fine silver, copper-sulphate for  use in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, and will in a few mouths be turning out metallic antimony which will be  used in making various babbitt metals.���  Trail News.  More Furnaces for Greenwood;  J. L. Sommer of New York, vice-president of the B. C. Copper Co., has left the  Boundary for the coast after paying his  first visit to this district. The company  owns the Mother Lode mine and the  Greenwood smelter. Mr. Sommer, before leaving announced that it had recently been decided to enlarge the Greenwood  plant by the addition of a converter aud  four additional furnaces. The present  equipment consists of two furnaces, but  with the proposed additions, which will  J*e=cpjupleted^ieaiiy^uext--summer,-=tho  smelter will have a daily treatment capacity of 2100 tons.  Mr. Sommer stated that he was very  favorably impressed with the magnitude  of tho mineral resources of the Boundary,  in fact, after an inspection of the various  mines, he reached the conclusion that the  mining operations as conducted at present, represented only a little preliminary  scraping, as c.omparedwith the enormous  tonnage that was destined1.to be evtracted  on an ever increasing'scale an the future.  Financial Statement of the Granby Co.  According to figures presented at the recent meeting of the Granby .Company held  in Montreal the compariy's'anelting plant  has been increased by./two"; furnaces, making six in all, which' would be operated  full time from now on,!in place of an average of two furnaces as was the 'case last  year. The mines were now developed so  as to produce a very larger tonnage without further expenditure. '; ,���  When the financial statement was presented it showed the company to be free  from debt with the exception of the ordinary monthly bills. "The production for  the year ending June 80th, 190-, amounted to 12,551,000 pounds of fine copper,  277,000 ounces silver, and 35,121 ounces of  gold, for which was received the sum. of  $2,232,741; while the rents and real estate  sales brought in |38,511, making, a total  of $2,271,252. y     !:  The above represents the'-net proceeds^  .as the freights to New. York, refining and  all other charges are deducted from the  gross receipts. The costs are put down as  follows: Working expenses at the mine  and smelter, $1,136,830; foreign ore purchased, $72,954; foreign material pur-,  chased, $706,004; making a total of $1,-  975,789. The net profit is, therefore, $295,-  403, which together with the surplus for  the preceding year brings up the total to  $693,535. "..; ;-y... .,.."  iDuring.the year there was expended on  on new construction'at the mines" and  smelter the sum of $207,000..  Ask Too Much ifor Claims.  -: One great drawback to the development  bf the Boundary district is the exhorbi-  tant prices; at which claim owners hold  their properties. There ��� should be a little  "give and take" on both sides in order to  bring mining deals to" a' successful con- -  elusion. Mark F.; Madden, of Chicago,  -hit thenaH: onvthe'-headrChe.other day in  Greenwood. Mr. 'Madden is president of  "the Providence Mining company and is  anxious to extend his operations. Said he  to*a reporter: "There is plenty of money  in Chicago that could be diverted into the  Boundary if the men who have the money  could be convinced that they would have  a decent run for their money. Chicago  men.are good losers, but they decidedly  object to being flimflammed. I have examined some very promising looking  prospects that fully warrant money for  development, but claim owners should be  reasonable in their demands. If capital  is to be induced to invest here claim owners should not demand too exacting restrictions in bonding properties."���Grand,  Forks News-Gazette.  WiH Operate This Winter.  The California Syndicate evidently  mean business, as three tons of supplies  have been shipped to tne Mommoth group  on Goat mountain. A force of men has  been at-work^under^the^direction^of "Sid"  Graham, building a trail in order to enable ore to be rawhided out this winter.  The syndicate has an excellent showing  ou this property and assay returns give  rich values; the ore being galena. A. N.  Vars, who represents the California Syn-  cate, states that operations will be con  ducted all winter; ore will be shipped and  the property thoroughly exploited so that  shipping and development work will keep  one with the other. It is pleasing to note  that such activity is being directed to the  silver lead ledges of Goat mountain, a  section which is locally belieyed to have  the largest galena veins in the Lardeau.  A Blairmore Coal Property.  The Proctor-Fishburn coal proposition  at Blairmore embraces an area of 6000  acres of coal land and extends for a distance of four miles on each side of the  railway, track from Blairmore. On the  property are seven workable seams of coal  which vary from three to -thirty feet in  width, and on all of which considerable  prospecting has been done while the. No.  1 vein has been developed to quite an extent and has been a shipper of first-class  coal for some time. The quality of the  coal from this property has been proved  to be first-class for domestic, steam, and  coking purposes, while the coal from the  No. 1 seam is preferred for locomotive purposes by the engineers over all other coal  in the district.  More Money for the Sullivan Mine.  The reorganization of the Sullivan company on the bonded basis is going ahead  so favorably that $50,000 of the company's  indebtedness on account, of smelter construction has been taken up. The principle smelter debt, which, with interest,  amounts to $116,000, is due to 17 of the  large stockholders who agreed to accept  bonds at par.  ; The only thing now delaying the complete reorganization of the Sullivan is the  neglect of a few small stockholders: to  come forward with the 20 per cent stock  bonus which.thay have been called���' upon  to provide.  They can get the smelter running again  in four months after they get funds iu  hand, ahd they look forward to dividends  as soon as they get things in shape.  Business Will be Good This Winter.  "There is a strong probability of trade in  the Lardeau keeping good all winter and  large* quantities'*--"suppl^  by the mines and other .concerns. There  will be'a lot of development work going  on and the big mill at Trout Lake will be  employing lots of men and will need  freight hauled continually. So we think  it would pay the C. P. R. to make a great  effort to, keep communication open via  the Lardo branch. It certainly gives the  country a set back to close down communication in the winter. We have a fine  country in the Lardeau but we must have  better treatment from the railways if we  are to advance as we should.���Lardeau  Eagle.   Nickle in East Kootenay.  ��� Jack Mean and Frank Donovan recently, brought down from the head of Skook-  umchuck some fine samples of iron sulphide carrying considerable values in gold  and nickle. The ore is from a discovery  made several years ago, bat owing to its  remoteness no attention has been given to  it. Since &e^onsJructioni,of_J_aihi^ndJ  'the'reHval of mining in the district, the  discoverers thought worth while to prospect the ground again this summer, with  the result of opening up an outcrop of an  unusually large body of ore. The samples brought down aro large pieces of iron  sulphide, showing the presence of a high  percentage of nickle.  -   1  in this, for, in these days, a great transcontinental line must  have ramifications in the east, if tliere is freight in sight for the  empty car, a system so brilliantly inaugurated on the Great  Northern by J. J. Hill.  The early advent of the Grand Trunk Pacific into the northern regions of this province, is interesting to the people of the  Kootenays from a local point of view. Just what the effect will  be on this district is not quite easy to foresee, but this much *  may be said: that it will call the attention of the outside world'  to the province and there will be an influx of settlers from the  south in search of lands in the north, as they will then become  more accessible from the east, unless the Cariboo road is built-  in the interim, which is more than probable. There is a charter to build from Kamloops'up the North Thompson and with  the new Mid way-: Vernon; line completed, access to the Cariboo  and beyond should be easier through Nelson thau by any other  known route.  "  Provincial surveys testify that the immense northern  district  through which the new line will pass, is rich in grazing lands,  a large area of which will be open for settlement.    In addition  to this it is understood that there are splendid timber regions,  the operations of which will be largely facilitated by the immense  netway of water travel open  in  all directions.    Coal has been  found while minerals although in evidence here and there, have  not been demonstrated as yet to any great extent.    This  may '-^  be due to indifferent prospecting, for' we have only to look back >}:  15 years and read what was thought of the very district in which!: ~yi]  we are how living on that subject. '     ��� -,-  At first glance the distance that separates the city  of Nelson  from the prospective activities iu the north, may inspire _ndifj/^Vj|j  ference to what will transpire up there as soon as railroad' cbri-*4BI&  '    ���   '        . ������������������':'-'��� ��� '"-,       c'V,'Hj1I  struction commences. We live in days when ambitious townsTv^JL  and cities reach._out for everything in sight, and much that,:is ;yr;JI  hot, in the hope that it will' come their way some time or- other.  There is a remarkable illustration of this reaching out policy ,in  the case of the city of Spokane during the Klondyke boom of  1898. This city advertised itself as the best outfitting point for  the northern goldflelds and captured in that way considerable  business.  If by reason of geographical position this city is not located  favorably enough to participate in the business activities that  will follow the digging of the first sod, it may at any rate participate indirectly in the flow of travel that will assured\y pass  through here on its way to the newly opened laud.  There will then be an opportunity of- calling attention to the  advantages of our o_wn^distxict^from^the--point-of-\-ie\v,-of"-iuvesi-"  ment in mines, lumber, horticulture and other enterprises and  which to man}-- will prove more attractive by reason of being located in a district where conditions are more settled and the demands of family life more readily obtained.  Relation of British Political Activities and British Columbia Politics  The present cabinet reconstruction now  going ou at Downing Street finds nu echo  at Victoria. As is (lie small so is the  great, albeit, in the handling of great political problems, our local parliament may  learn much from older and wiser heads  across the sea.  The activity of Mr. Chamberlain's campaign seems to have aroused the peoplo of  tho British Isles ou the question of affording tho threatened industries of Great  Britain some method of protection. In  opposition to this tliere is still a strong  free trade current running through the  land and, as indicated in these columns  last week, will find an argument in the  weak-kneed position of the mercantile  world in the States today, after six years  of \mparalleled prosperity.  Beyond a doubt the bare statement that  what was good for trade at the time of the  repeal of the corn duties is not necessarily  so now is sound. Trade conuitions alter  everywhere, as they have done in this  Dominion, and while here there are today  many industries that do not need protection, over there there are undeniably  many languishing for want of some protecting hand to shield them from American aud continental competition on the  one hand and railway greed on the other.  The question whicli the people of Great  Britain will be called xipou to solve is-  whether they cau afford to stand isolated  among the nations of the world and allow  all thc other protective countries and de  pendencies to avail themselves of a free  market, while they, as manufacturers,  are denied access to theirs except through  .tariff walls that aro practically prohibitive. John Bull is by no means growing  old and -when it conies to the point can  show as much business acumen as anyone  in the world. Ho may lack the tendency  to "blow," but it will bo found in the  long run that he is on safer ground than  a country like our neighbor's, which allows Morgan, Gould, et al, to control  largely its financial market.  Bringing this great financial struggle  between the free traders on the one hand  and the protectionists on the other to bear  on the necessarily diminutive conditions  that prevail in this province, it is well for  all to be imbued with that imperialistic '  spirit, the keynote of the Great Britain  concept. We are, after all, units of this  great scheme, and it will only be by this  silver chord running through all tho dependencies of the Empire that the colossal  conception of Cecil Rhodes, now iu the  hands of Mr. Chamberlain, can bo carried  to a successful issue.  The commercial expansion of British  Columbia has been steady, and in view  of the limited population, remarkable.  Our mining, lumber and fisheries have  realized millions of dollars during the past  decade and this in the face of obstacles  even now iu evidence. More particularly  is this applicable to the industry with  which we in the Kootenays are most intimately connected���mining. Never was  there a case where the young sapling of a  now industry required thc protection of a  paternal government more than in the  case of the silver-lead industry. After a  great amount of agitation this has been  obtained, and the results of tho recent  government bounty will be watched with  more than ordinary interest.  The tremendous struggle which attended the extracting this bounty from tho  Ottawa government is a striking illustration of how local conditions are difficult  to impress on thc powers that be when located at a great distance. Little wonder  it should be to us that appeals mado to  Downing Street for the adjustment of  rights and wrongs in distant parts of the  Empire have failed to be recognized. If  the Greater Britain concept is to solidify,  it will only be on the willingness of tho  homo politicians to grasp tho actual state  of affairs in every part of the Empire and  to understand that the structure cau only  be built up on the corner stone of perfect  justice to all the component parts.  The position of British Columbia on the  commercial map of this Greater Britain is  important for the reason that it is building up at a very rapid rate an Oriental  trade, the limits of which it i.s difficult to  estimate. With thc advent of the Grand  Trunk Pacific on this coast, the trade, already large, will receive an impetus, nnd  aided by tho energy of our business people,  may yet revolutionize the carrying trade  of China and Japan, tho homes of millions  of people. Alongside of this looms up the  immense possibilities for trade with Siberia by reason of the completion of the  great transcontinental line to Port Arthur.  Out of this commercial expansion evolves  the statogic value of this province, of  which the Admiralty seems about to give  tangible evidence.  The policy advocated by Mr. Chamberlain, and which he is now fighting with  admirable tenacity, tho policy of Greater  Britain for the British, the joining hands  across tlie seas and knitting thereby all in  oue common whole, will, if carried out,  reflect in no mean manner on this province of the Dominion. Our government,  as such, can profitably study and find so  lution of many of the problems now confronting it, in the actions of thc one of  tho mother land. From this disposition  will arise the larger patriotism, a patriotism that is not restricted to shouting loyalty at times when the populace is stirred  over some great news, but the higher aud  more valuable one which asks whether  legislation passed at it session is, while  primarily for the benefit of tlie province,  not wholly without good to the whole of  which it forms an integral part.  Politics, at present in this province, aro  very far from being on a high plauc; it is  questionable whether the average member  has any great ideal on the future of our  adopted land. Such being the case, one  and all may profitably study tho present  state of political affairs iu Great Britain  and quite por-sibly some few may derive  therefrom an inspiration, if not to political righteousness, at least to something  better than a tired public has witnessed  during the past sessions at Victoria.  What They Think on The Prairie.  Premier McBride is to lie congratulated  on tho showing he has made. For years  politics in Britisli Columbia has been in a  state of chaos and it required a good deal  of courage to declare for party lines. Mr.  McBride, however, took flie stop "-id the  result has been a vie fry. although perhaps not as decisive in point of members  returned to support him as might have  been desired. As between Conservatives  and Liberals the result was a decisive victory for the former in point of popular  vote. The total nnmner of votes received  by tlie Conservative eiiiididatotf was 25,-  -li'i'2 nnd by the Liberal*1 -'0,954, a majority  of 4503 for the Conservatives.  In view of this premier McBride is  abundantly justified in retaining office,  instead of resigning as tlio Liberals, led  now by W. W. B. Mclnnes, ask that he  should. For McBride to do this would be  a fatal mistake. The result of the election shows that tho Liberals arc 111 a largo  minority in the province and if the leaders of the Liberal party were entrusted  with the oflice, as would happen if premier McBride resigned, the result would be  a return to the old system of chaotic government, something that would be disastrous to tho province.  Premier McBride i.s in a position to give  tlie people of British Columbia stable government, the lack of which has done the  province much injury iu the years gone  by. Ho will, however, have a serious  task in placing matters on a proper footing, but if he does this, and his record  leaves small doubt that he will, ho will  have done British Columbia ouo of the  greatest possible services. When this has  been done the people Britisli Columbia  will not forget that it wa.s tho Conservative party that rescued them from a system of politics whicli wa.s at once a reproach and a detriment to tlie Province.���  Winnipeg Telegram.  Houston for Lands and Works.  From thc coast papers it would appear  that there is a continuation of the adverse  feeling on tlie part of the cabinet against  John Houston, tho honorable member for  Nelson cit_*. We know, and in fact it is  generally known, that the cabinet did not  desire his election, and but for that fact  ho may not have determined to have the  seat, and having secured it, he is surely  entitled to recognition now and should bo  presented with a portfolio.   We know of  no position he could fill with more credit  to himself or more advantage to flic province, than the chief commissioner of  lands and works, for that department  needs a really strong man, who knows  what he wants and how to get it. It is  also the chief spending department of the  government and should bo presided over  by a man who knows how to say No and  mean it.���Kootenaiau.  Mining Prospects Looking Bright.  Some four years ago, when tlio mining  fever was at its height, 11 great many propositions were floated, not a few of them  of doubtful value. The manner in whicli  the busiucs was conducted led to the suspicion that the promoters of the various  schemes were more desirous of exploiting  the public than the mines under their control.  "This much is true," said a prominent  financial man of Toronto to the Mail and  Empire, "the manner in which charters  were grunted wa.s nothing short of criminal. The contention that mining is a  good bit of a gamble is perhaps true, but  it seems to me that some system should lie  instituted which would give a reasonable  assurance that.money subscribed for development work would be used for I hat  purpose. Even the novice is now pretty  well aware flint very little of the funds  subscribed during the lning boom were  used tor development purposes.  "The stock jobbing stage in the mining  business has about run its course, and the  meritorious properties are now coming to  the front. Within the past few weeks  not tt few of tho stockholders in properties  that have been dormant for years have re  ceived circulars calling upon them in somo  cases to place their shares in a common  pool. In other instances they are requested to pay a small assessment to provide  for necessary development work. It seems  to me that mining is about to take a now  lease of life, particularly iu British Columbia, and the pleasing feature is that  henceforth the stock jobbing end will be  eliminated."  For some time experiments have been  made with a new process for tho profitable treatment of low grade ores, which  been attended witli much success. This  has given fresh courage to operators in  the Rossland district, and pessimism has  given placo to a feeling of optimism.  Railway up The Duncan.  John I-I. Gray, C. E., of Victoria, loft  Kaslo Monday for the Upper Duncan with  a gang of men to begin active operations  in tlio construction of the mono railway  projected a yenr ago by Minneapolis and  New York capitalists.  The late amalgamation of the Old Gold,  Guinea Gobi, Primrose, stud Mountain  Con. by judge Miller of Minneapolis, lias  nos had a little to do with tho building of  this lino, as all of tho output from these  properties will come over this road and  down the Duncan. Some remarkable ore  deposits have been uncovered along Hall  creek, and on East river notably upon tho  Golden Eagle, Irene ami Glades group, as  well us on many others. It is stated that  on the Red Elephant group there i.s ten  thousand tons of ore insight. This is of  a nmdiuiii grade and heretofore would not  stand the freight and treatment charges.  The new road will overcome such difficulties and this aud other properties will sooii  develop into dividend payers of uo mean  order. The Nelson Tribune  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. HOX. LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT  HON. G.  A.  DRUMMOND, Vice-President.  ROYAL, G.C.M.G.,  President.  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Miumger.  NELSON BRANCH  Corner linker und  Kootetmy Streets  A.   H.  BUCMAINAIN,  iVUinti^ei-  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which la amalgamated  The  Bank:  of  BritisH  Columbia  PAID UP CAPITAL $8,700,000  RESERVE FUND    3,000,000 _^r\ Offfcc I       TO-OIltO,   Ontario  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER 78,000,000 *wuuiu-   vuiww  HON. GEO. A. COX, -resident     B. E. WALKER, General Manager  Savings   Bank   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  NELSON  BRANCH  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,  Mnnnjjer  The  Founded in 1892.  '*-   THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  I'KOPlttKTOltS.  McDonald Block, Baker Street.    Telephone  120.  ADVERTISING RATES. ��� Display advertisements will be inserted in The Nelson Tribune  (six insertions a week) at the rate of Four Dollars  per inch per month. Single insertions 20 cents  an inch. Regular advertisements will be inserted  in the weekly edition without extra charge.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���Thcdtiily edition will  be sent by mail for $*> a year, or portions of a year  at the rate of fifty cents a month; by carrier In  Nelson at the same rates. Payable in advance.  The weekly edition will be mailed for Ifl a year,  payable in advance, and no subscriptions will be  taken for the weekly edition for less than one  year.:  Address all communications���    .  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson. B. C.  SATURDAY,  OCTOBER  17,  1903  The outcome of the deliberations now-  going on in Victoria as to the adjustment  of the government, is being waited with  considerable interest by the citizens of  Nelson. . The greatest interest centers on  ' the possible portfolio that will -be given  - our member elect; all seem to i agree that  this 'city should have representation in the  inner councils of the province.   Nor is  . the demand unreasonable for Nelson can  justly claim the position of fifth largest  city in the province, and in point of business, an easy third.   It can lay claim to  being the financial and railway center of  of the upper country, the commercial distributing point for the whole of Southern  British  Columbia,   and  an "educational  ' center' with a great future.   There are  many other interests that will  in  due  ���course center here as a result, of development; as an instance it is even now considered a good place to winter in for those  whose interests keep them in the vicinity  of  the  snow line during the summer.  From a political point of view,- the Liberals are disposed to concede to the member elect the right to a place in the government aud many of them have gone as  far;as to say that they will support the  - proposition. It is . more ��� than probable,  therefore, that before The Tribune goes to  ' the public this week we shall be able to  :announce that John Houston has.been  taken in as a member of the McBride government. Whether there will be an election depends, it would seem, on the decision of the defeated liberal candidate,  who, even now, seems to think there was  a mistake made on October 3rd. For his  "ownreputationras^wel^as^the^porty^to"  which he belongs, he will be wise tp accept his defeat with that graciousness  common to his nature, for by so doing Mr.  Taylor is far more likely to elicit the sympathy of the citizens as a whole than by a  policy of pouting, interspersed with insinuations that tho election was won by unfair methods.  The recent acquisition of tho recreation  grounds by tho city fathers together with  property further to the cast, is without  a doubt the most important piece of business this council hns done (luring its term  of office. It is more far reaching than  a majority of the citizens are at present iu  a position to realize. We have had splendid demonstrations this summer of what  can be accomplished along the lines of  ball games when handled with business  skill; if to this be added tho attractiveness of horse racing, athletic sports, gymnastics, etc., some idea of the value of tlie  property to the city will be apparent. The  great point in connection with this recreation proposition is the fact that in these  western towns, it is becoming more and  more a fact that there is precious little  to do in the way of recreation. The kike,  valuable as it is, does not appeal to all,  rambles in the woods are not wildly suggestive to the boys ami youth of the present day, and failing other attractions, the  result is street loafing and the necessity  for the curfew. In the recreation grounds  there will be a place, close at hand, where  the citizens of all sizes can go and indulge  in their favorite games. It is to be hoped  that the city will display no parsimony in  fitting them up, for there need be no fear  but that it will be a most profitable investment. There i.s no reason why the  city cannot attract the racing element and  ball teams from all over the district, and  with the profit derived from these, make  tbe proposition not only selfsustaining,  but, qnito possibly, obtain sufficient to  cover the initial outlay in making it first  class in every respect. It is not a bit too  soon to start on the grading that will have  to be done, so that in the early spring this  desirable acquisition will be ready for the  public.  There is a kind of feeling in thc air that  the recent load bounty granted by   tho  government has not boon the means of  stimulating the operation of mines in the  Slocan in a manner commensurate with  the actual bounty payment and the tremendous energy put forth by the boards  of trade and mine-owners of the district  to get it from an unwilling government.  In confirmation of this there comes the  news that there is little chance of the St.  Eugene mine at Moyie beginning active  operations before April next.   The reason  of this is thought to be the question, of  freight rates; it is hard to believe that  the C. P. R.,  having in the case of the  Boundary mines been so liberal on this  score, can in this instance be unreasonable  in its demands. The great mine has never  inspired the slightest doubt aniong mining  men, and it has been thought all along  that a bonus on leud would solve  the  problem of the struggle the company went  through to keep afloat when lead was at  lowest notch.   Everyone thought that the  government announcement would act as  a fairy wand in opening the great East  Kootenay mine, and it is, to say the least,  disappointing to have to chronicle that an  eagerly looked for event has been postponed for six months or more.   There is  some activity in the Slocan, but hardly,  sufficient to arouse the commercial centers to anything beyond the mere ordinary.   It is to be feared that quite a number of so-called mines are thought to be  safer   as   business   propositions, as they  stand, than they might be after an intimate acquaintance with the devastating  effects of sixty per cent powder.  The Inland   Sentinel  announces  that  Michigan capitalists are about to establish a large saw and pulp mill in the  vicinity of Kamloops.   The property to be  exploited is the Western Pulp & Lumber  Company's timber limits on the Nortli  Thompson and branches, where there is  an immense acreage of suitable timber.  JTha^announc.ementjs^intorestiug^from,  the fact that it will be the first pulp mill  in the province and the means of stimulating further development along the line  of this particular industry.   We printed  in our last issue an interview given to the  Vancouver World by Mr.  Octavien Roi-  land, vice-president of the Rolland Paper  Co., Montreal, in which  the gentleman  stated that the demand for wood pulp  could not be supplied and that there is at  the present moment tin unlimited market  for this article of commerce.   Tho subject  is of interest to thc business community  iu tho Kootenays as opening up possibilities for the establishment of a.similar industry here.   There is an abundance of  timber  available,    notwithstanding   the  many sawmills now active iu every direction.   Without any precise knowledge of  the details of the  pulp  manufacture, it  may bo safely ��� said  that there is more  money in turning the log into pulp than  into lumber, even at present prices, which  are considered fair.    The Board of Trade  might profitably make enquiries abroad  in the matter, as it may be the means of  arousing interest in this new industry,  which brings in its wake that most inter-  cstim; feature of all new ventures���a good  payroll.  Of the thirteen millions in the way of  railway subsidies granted by the federal  government, this province will get about  a million and a quarter. The nearest one  to Nelson is the Kettle River Valley line,  running fifty miles up the Forth Fork of  Kettle River. This should open up a  valuable territory and give aeccss to the  headwaters of that river, favorably spoken  of by prospectors for a long time, but up  to now considered practically inaccessible.  The Kootenay Central, from the International Boundary to Windermere, should  be the means of demonstrating if the latter  district is till what wc have heard about  it.   The Midway and Vernon line will  bring the fruit and farming region of the  Okanagan in closer touch with the Kootenays, while opening up thc South Fork of  Kettle River, of which we have heard  much; at the same time it gives visions  of sleeping cars from Nelson to Vancouver  at no very distant date. It is to bo hoped  that something definite will be done regarding the Coast-Kootenay line tit the  forthcoming session of the local house,  for, although its completion may affect  the preseut status of the wholesale trade  of this city, the position has to bo faced  and, like other matters, the situation will  work out its own salvation. All the average person fervently hopes is that he may  be spared the burlesque witnessed at Victoria on the occasion of tho last great  squabble over railway construction in this  province.  People are beginning to wonder what  will be the end of this remarkable Dowie  movement, now. in full swing in. Chicago.  The announcement that an attack is to be  made on   tho   unrighteousness   of   New  York and that it will take ten  special  trains to move the invading host, is evidence itself that if it is madness,  there is  certainly a tremendous amount of method  about it.   Not so many years ago, when  the world saw the initial movement of the  Salvation Army,  it was tho prophecied  that it was a passing fad aud would dissipate in duo course.   These prophecies  have been absolutely denied, for there is  no organization today having more vigor  and be it said doing more good than this  Army at whose head the much maligned  general Booth stands tis a 'monument to  the power of personality, when backed by  thc souse of a duty to   humanity  and  wherein the fruits of tireless energy are  only sought in that thoy lift some burden  from the toiling multitudes.   The accusations that were in early days, levelled at  the great soul at the head of tho Salvation Army, the man who is now recognized by throne and altar alike, are now  being   hurled   at   this   mysterious  man  Dowie and he is accused of every.vice under the sun and more ptirticularly of turning the movement into a money making  proposition.   It is always well in the light  of experience, to go slow in judging anyone or anything, the nature of which is  not   quite   unuerstood.     Quite  possibly  there may be far more in this religious  campaign than the public knows of at  present and until it has time to mature  and demonstrate its usefulness,  flippant  condemnation is not only absurd, but displays a rush-light mind hardly in keeping  with the broader toleration sepposed to  exist among the large number of sects in  Christendom, seeking according to their  broken lights���the common goal-  increased and has now reached the rate of  thirty-one and a half million messages per  annum. The messages per subscriber per  day vary in the different exchanges from  from six to twenty.one, the average being  thirteen per subscriber per day. The traffic in trunk messages particularly incoming calls, also shows a considerable increase on the previous year. Considerable attention has been devoted to opeu-  iug public telephone offices for the use of  the public throughout the city, there being now 115 in operation. At May 31st  there were 9123 instruments connected,  these being subscribed for by 814*5 persons  and firms; of which about-1000 havo never  been subscribers before. About SOO orders remain to be executed.���The Voice.  The news that there are cases of smallpox in Spokane will have the effect of  arousing considerable anxiety in this city  lest it should be imported to our midst. It-  is therefore prudent to take all necessary  precautions in order to avoid an epidemic  here.   A great . amount Of good can be  done if people will keep cool and not^get  unduly excited when the very word smallpox is mentioned; usually, when there is'  anything in sight approaching to a case,  there is a hue and cry and people begin to  tumble over each other in a wild craze to  get vaccinated;. they scan the dailies to  read the latest news and the subject is the  everlasting  topic  of conversation.    Let  everyone remember that the gathered experience of all places -where they have had  epidemics of a zymotic nature is to the effect that those who whip themselves into  nervous apprehension are the very ones to  catch it and testimony is abundant iu the  jiase^ofJhe^Qholera^epideinic.Jn^Europe,.  some 15 years ago, of peoplo being struck  down at the railway stations while in a  half frenzy to get away.   To those who  think vaccination indispeusible, the very  fact of having been inoculated with pus,  will probably put them iu a better frame  of mind.    Cleanliness,  a reasonable care  in diet and a calm mind are factors equally valuable iu obtaining immunity from  this dread disease.  English Far Fashions.  "You want to know what will bo the  fashion during thc coming year? For  ties, sables will be 'the thing,' and anyone  possessing these furs has made a good investment. The skins are absolutely like  diamonds iu the market. Russian fox  skins will be greatly worn, as also will  banm and stone martens. Martens and  sables are so much alike that until recently, when there was a case in the courts  on the subject, furriers used frequently to  sell the former as 'marten-sables.' The  best sables are, of course, Russian. They  are darker than ,the Canadian specimens,  ttud better, because of the more intense  cold of the climate in which they arc  found. Speaking broadly, this year skins  will be all of the darker shades���brown  predominating. Neck-stoles are to be  somewhat longer than last winter, reaching below the knee, and very broad, almost cape-like in the collar. The number  of tails worn is at the same time to be reduced. Muffs are to be of a larger size,  and will, of course, match the ties.  "As to coats and capos, these will be  practically the same ns before. There will  be the Russian blouse shapes, basques and  sack jackets. A thing that is coining on  the market is a seal-dyed, sheared musquash skin. This goes through much the  same process as that to which the real  sealskin is subjected. It is quite as effective as the genuine article, but just  one-quarter as expensive. As I told you,  moleskin is coming in. For jackets, mink  and sable have reached a prohibitive  price, and only the very favored few can  afford them.  "Sealskin in the new styles will, of  course, retain its position; but that, too,  is''terribly expensive. Some years ago  coats of this fur were worn long���nearly  to the ground���but they were too heavy.  Nowadays not weight, but price will keep  them short."  Moleskin, which was all the rage during  tho first three months of the season, has  lost some of the fayor then shown to the  atticle, owing to the difficulty experienced  in working it, and, in part, owing to- the  lack of good winter, .skins; stock held in  this and the Leipzig market consist mainly of inferior smnmer.goods which are not  desirable.  China kid crosses are selling freely for  the English market, and stocks are comparatively small.  Hares and marmots.are suffering from  the high prices at which they do not find  ready buyers.   .���'.'.-..��� i  Thibets are in moderate demand, and  only best skins for natural use can sell in  small lots.  Black bears are not doing well, and are^  disappointing to English manufacturers  who formerly made a specialty of them;  grizzly bears are used onlv for rugs;  wolves of best quality aro still purchased  freely for America; other grades ore taken  for the rug trade in England.���-Telegraph.  MMM^^^^^^��^^^^^^l^^M^^^^4^W^^^^^^^^^^^  WK&A@MDM$A&A&Ai$X<t��>86  uovj  This  Week  We have a Special Lot of  Turkish Couches  6) o(g  K<__  And Values Are Good  Pictute Framing a Specialty  m  ig  ONE OF OUR WAREROOMS  D. J. Robertson & Co  Furniture  Dealers  and  Funeral  Directors  Baker Street,  -Nelson.  ^A^^mAmA^A^AmA^A^A^A^^^A^  img(ao)c  }6mmams& 9o(ctij>(c$g<ffio&tioms  wx'mw  Wish Father to the Thought.  The Great Northern Railway Co., in  view of the development of the lumber  industry ou Arrow lake, propose tapping  tho lake with a branch road and putting a  fleet tif steamers on the lake. It is probable, that in thc summer mouths, at all  events, these steamers will run to Revelstoke when traffic warrants, thus giving  this city thc advantage of a competing  line.���Kootenay Mail.  Why Not Nelson ?  The report of the first full year's working of the Glasgow (Scotland) municipal  telephone has recently beeu issued. The  service was formally opened ou August  28,1901, with J500 lines connected with  the system. The tariff is ��5 os. for an unlimited service over tho whole system extending over 145 square miles, or ��!_ 10s.,  and one penny per message. This is  slightly over half the tariff charged by  the National - Telephone Company. The  balance sheet just issued covers the year  June 1st, 1902, to May 81st, 190:),. The  total revenue for the year was ��'(">,014.  Working expenses absorbed ��20,871 of  this, leaving a net revenue of ��14,14'.. Of  this net revenue ��(i(i42 was paid in interest on loans aud ��5S0(> was placed to thc  credit of the sinking fund, leaving ��1094  to go to the relief rates.  The service generally continues to be acceptable to subscribers as may be shown  by the fact that during the year just ended thc number of orders received was considerably in excess of the preceding year,  and the traffic during the year has steadily  Extraordinary Case of Disappearance.  For several weeks a case of extraordinary mystery has been causing a feeling  of intense and painful interest iu England.  . On the 15th of last August Miss Hickman,  one of the lady doctors at the Royal Free  Hospital, in. the Gray's Inn Road,  London, disappeared, and despite the efforts  of the entire police force, and a large  number of private friends, besides the expenditure  of  a considerable amount of  money, not any kind of   a clue to her  ^whereabouts.or^tracejifher_in_any__shape.  or way has so far been obtained.   At noon  on the 15th of August of this year Miss  Hickman was on duty in the Royal Free  Hospital  and  made an appointment to  take tea that evening with one of the lady  officials of the place.*   Whether she left  the hospital is not even known,  no one  saw*  her  leave;   the  building has been  searched from basement to roof, first by  the hospital authorities and again by the  Scotland Yard police; a reward for information has been offered by the police and  a much larger one by  the father of the  missing lady, but with no satisfactory result.   In tiddition to an unusual amount  of newspaper publicity a quarter of a million of bills have been distributed over the  country with a minute description and a  portrait of the woman so niysterionslj*  lost.  It is from every point of view a most  peculiar case. Thc hospital is one of the  largest and most important in London,  and anyone practising there is snre to be  known to a considerable number of people. Miss Hickman is of noticeable appearance; she stands 5 feet 10 inches high,  is 80 years of age and of masculine build.  She is described as of studious habits,  level headed, and much attached to her  profession. Her father is well off, no pecuniary troubles could, so far as known,  embarassed her, and there is not the faintest suspicion of a man in the case. The  English papers are teeming with all kinds  of suggestion, while every police constable in the United Kingdom is on the  qui vive, not only to solve a remarkable  mystery but stimulated by a large reward  The police departments of every European  country have been notified, and the chief  foreign -journals have published full details, and in many cases a portrait of the  lady wanted. In similar circumstances  so much publicity has never been given to  auy analagous case, aud so far with no  avail.  LABOR   UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. nc, w. F. M.���  .Meets every Saturday evening at 7 ::'o o'clock, in  Miners' Union Hall, northwest (.'orner Baker  uinl Stanley streets. Wage scale for Nelson district: Maehine miners, 13.50; hiiinincrsmen,  $&��>; mine laborers, $3- C. A. llailon, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting breth- ,  run cordiully invited. '  SMOKE  Tttcfccti Cigar Co7s j. Monogram  Union Label Cigars \  Marguerite  George E. Tocfcett's Cigarettes  Only Union-Made Cigarette in Canada  Karnack  T. & B.  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for British Columbia. Vancouver,   B.C.  NEAPING HIS -INISH  ^Vjpiinnldd~isT:iglFt~iW^  There are many peoplo in this town that know  when they have had enough of poor laundry  work on their linen, and they turn to us for relief. It is a pleasure to a man to see the exquisite color and finish that we have put on his shirt  collars and cuffs when sent out from this laundry.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  S20 Water St.  Telephone 1-46  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work done by hand or machine, ami on short  notiee. Delivery wagon' calls for and delivers  work every day In the week.  Hlankets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., a specialty.    ~   ' " le  Dyeing and Cleaning also done,  promptly attended to.  Outside orders  PAUL, INIPOU, Proprietor.    P.O. Box 48  REISTERER & C��  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  StarkeyJcCa.  Wholesale Provisions  Produce andJBrjuits  Representing  R. A. Rogers & Co., l_d., Winnipeg  IV. K. Fairbank Co., - Montreal  Simcoe Canning Co.,     -     Simcoe  Office  and  Warehouse,  ���Josephine Street  INe-Son,  13. Q.  Cash   Advanced   on   Consignments  Jacob Green & Co*  Auctioneers,  Appraisers, Valuators  General   Commission Agents  Comer of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  Put up in Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Office: Latimer Street, Nelson, B C.  Drink  THORPE'S  LITHIA  WATER  Every small bolt   contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale  and   Retail  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant at Nelson.  BRANCH MARKETS at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail,  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Phoenix, .Kossland.--locan City, Moyie, Cranbrook,  Fernie and Macleod.  NELSON  BRANCH  MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,   BAKER STREET  Orders by mnil to any Branch will receive promot and careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  OKDERS BY MAIL receiveTprompt  and careful attention.  E. C  TRAVES,  K.W.C. Block,  Manager,  Nelson The Nelson Tribune  The following lecture by C. W. Lond-  benter, tin   advanced   occultist,   on   this  subject should bo road with interest by a  largo number of miners and prospectors  for the reason  that they, as a class, are  nmong tho largest patronizers of the "professional" clairvoyant," now so much iu  ovidonce in the large cities,  particnlarly  to the soutli of n.s.   Thero is a fascination  to the average seeker of gold in  the hills  in the bare possibility of someone- being  able to give him some idea where the best  strike can be made, and there are not  wanting in the ranks of old prospectors  many who hold thc advice given them bj*  these "professionals" at a great Value.  Nor can it be denied that some of the  most wonderful finds httvo been due to advice of this nature, although, on the other  hand, much the same tis games of chance,  guidance hns been sought in this direc-:  tion   over aud over again and in vain.  Mention should be made of tho fact, little'  known, that the vicinity of Wall Street is  alive with men and women who make  large incomes by advising speculators as  to the best times for them to plunge, and  it i.s claimed thut many a successful venture is indebted to counsel of this nature. ���  As in the case of the prospector, however,  whore one succeeds hundreds fail, and it  is more than probable that the lucky one  'would have succeeded in any event.    The  fact that failures are in evidence more  than successes finds solution in the bald  statement that many of these so-called  professionals, while perhaps able to get  glimpses of something beyond tho physical, are no liiore able  to translate what  tho_* may have discovered wjieu returning  to normal consciousness than the average  man i.s able to describe dreams in all their  detail.   What is more  important, however, is this���thnt when, by purity, of life  and training, a man is able to bring back'  information of a reliable nature���he will  then be far beyond allowing himself to  prostitute these great powers for the sake  of financial gain. _j\ W. Pettit. .<  Clairvoyance is in its origin a French  word, signifying simply "clear seeing,"  and is properly applied to a certain power  or faculty possessed by some men which  enables them to see more in various ways  than'others see, as I shall presently explain. The word has been terribly misused and degraded, so that it probably  presents to your mind a number of ideas  of a, most unpleasant kind, from which  you must free yourself if you wish to understand what it really is. The term has  been employed to designate the tricks of  a montebiink at a fair, or the arts whereby  an advertising fortuue-tellei* swindles his  dupes; yet in spite of all those unsavory  associations it does nevertheless represent  a great fact in Nature, and it is .of that  I wish to speak. It may be defined as the  power to see realms of-nature as yet' unseen by the majority.   -  I am not seekingyto convince skeptics  that there is such a thing as clairvoyance.  Anyone who is still in that condition of  ignprance should study the literature of  tlio subject, whicli contains ah immense  mass of evidence on the matter; or, if he  prefers it, he may make direct investigations into mesmeric phenomena and tlie  occurrences at spiritualistic seances on his  own account. I am speaking for the better-instructed class of people who have  studied the subject sufficiently to know  -that=clairvoyance=isi?a=-factrand-wi-hi-to"  understand something of how it works.  The first great point to comprehend clearly  is .that there is nothing weird br uuctmuy  about it���that it is a perfebtly natural  power, really quite normal to humanity  when it has evolved a little further,'  though abnormal to its at present because  the majority of men have not yet developed it within themselves. It is only the  few who have it-as yet, but undoubtedly  all the various faculties which tire grouped  under'this head tiro the common property  of the human race, nud will be evolved in  everyone as time goes on.  The majority of men are still in the  position of being unable to see tho wider  . world, and so they are very apt to say.  that it docs not exist. That is not sensible, but it .seems to be human nature. If  there existed a community of blind men���  men who had no idea of what was meant  by sight, and had never even heard of  such a faculty, how would they be likely  to feel with regard to a man who came  among them anel claimed that he could  see'.' They would certainly deny that  there could be uo such faculty, and if he  tried to prove it to them, though they  might not be able to account upon their  theories for all that he said to them, the  one tiling certain to their minds would bo  that there was some trickery somewhere,  even though they could not quite see  where it lay! That there might really be  a power unknown to them would be the  very last thing they would be likely to  accept: \  It is exactly the same with the world at  large with regard to clairvoyance. There  is a mighty unseen world all around us���  many woilds in one, indeed, astral, mental . and spiritual, each with. its own inhabitants, though all are still part of this  wonderful evolution iii which we live.  There are many nien now who are able to  see this wider life, yet when they speak  of it to others, when they try to' show  them how reasonable and natural it is,  they axe constantly met by the same silly  accusation of imposition and trickery,  even though it is quite obvious that they  have nothing in the world to gain by making their assertious.  _ wish therefore to make it clear from  the commencement that there is no mystery with regard to clairvoyance���that,  wo-iderf ul as its results may appear to the  uuinitiated, it is simply an extension of  fticulties which we already possess, aud  think that wo understand.   All impressions of any kind that we receive from  without come to us by means of vibrations  of one kiud or another.   Some aro very  rapid,   a.s are those by  which we  see;  others aro comparatively slow, like those  of sound.   Out of ull the enormous range  of possible vibrations very few can affect  our physical senses.   Those  which range  between 480 billions and 720 billions per  second impress themselves upou our sense  of sight; anp'thor small group which move,  much nioro' slowly impress our-senseof  .hearing; others intermediate between the'  two extremes, may be appreciated by our  sense of touch, as heat-rays, or rays  of;  electrical action.   Some of the slowest of  those are used by Marconi in his wonderful wireless telegraphy.   But among and  between all these, ahd far away above  those by which wo cau see, are myriads  of others which produce no effect what- ���  ever upon any physical sense. Two whole I  octaves, as it were, of such vibrations ex-'  List just beyond those by which we see,!  and will impress the sensitive plate of a  camera; but there are undoubtedly many  other octaves far beyond these iu turn  which will not impress the camera  the majority have not yet reached it. We  have very little idea how partial our sight  is in connection with this present physical plane, without taking auy account of  anything higher for the moment. Tliere  are seven conditions of physical matter,  and our sight is only able to distinguish  two of them, the solid and the liquids���  for we can very rarely see a true gas, uu-  less like chlorine, it happens to have a  strong color of its own. All round us in  au immense amount of gaseous and ethric  matter of the presence of< which we are  entirely unconscious, so. that' not ouly is  there so very much that we dp not see at  all, biit even tha.t which we do see we see  so imperfectly.'- Every collocation of  physical dense matter contains also much,  etheric matter,' but it is only of the former part of it that we know anything, so  defective is our vision.  To aid us to grasp the practical effect of  the   extremely  practical   nature   of our-  sight, let us' take an illustration which,,  though impossible iu itself, may yet be'  useful to us as suggesting rather startling  possibilities. ��� Suppose that instead of the.  sight .which we now possess,' we had a'  visual apparatus arranged somewhat differently.   In the human eye we have both  solid and liquid matter; suppose that both  these orders of matter were capable of re-'  Yon will observe that man counot pos- | ceiving  separate  impressions,   but each  sibly see anything which does not either  emit or reflect that sort of light which he  can grasp���which comes within the very  small set of waves that happen to affect  him.   There may be many objects in Nature which are capable of reflecting kinds  of light which we cannot see; and from  investigation of a different character we  know that tliere arc such objects, and that  it is these whicli the clairvoyant  sees.  It is simply a question, therefore, of training oneself to become sensitive to a greater  unmber of vibrations.   Now, another fact  that needs to be considered in this connection is that human beings vary considerably, though within relatively narrow  limits, in then* capacity of response even  to   the very few vibrations   which   are  within reach of our physical senses.   I  am not referring to the keenness of sight  or of hearing that enables one man to see  a fainter .object or hear a slighter sound  thau another; it is not in the'least a question of strength' of vision, but of extent of  susceptibility;-   This   is   a crucial point  which anyone may test by taking a spectroscope aud throwing by its means, or by  any succession of prisms, a long spectrum  upon a sheet of white paper, and theu:  asking a number of people to mark upon  the paper the extreme limits of the spectrum as it appeal's to them.    He is fairly  certain to find that then- powers of vision  vary appreciably.    Some will see the violet extending much farther than others;  others, will see perhaps less violet and  more at the red end. A few may be found  who can see farther than ordinary at both,  euds, and these will almost certainly be  what we call sensitive people���susceptible  iu fact, to a greater range of vibrations  than are most men of the preseut day.  There is just the same variety with regard to the sense of hearing; and the men  who cau see and hear more than the rest  are just so far on the way towards clairvoyance or clairaudience.; ���. - <y  You will' readily understand, that "to a.  man possessing wider sight   the   world  would look .very   different >. Even   the.  slight exteusiou which the Roentgen rays,  give causes many objects.which are opaque  to our normal sight to become to-a con-'  siderable extent transparent; imagine how'  . different everything would look to a mam  who had .by. nature even that tiny frag-'  nient of clairvoyant power, and then im-s  agine that multiplied a hundred fold, and  you will begin to have a slight conception  of what it is to be really clairvoyant:  Yet'  that is not a new power, but simply a development of the sight we know.    Man*  has within himself etheric physical mat-,  tor as well as the denser kind, and he may  learn how to focus his' consciousness in'  that, and so receive impressions through  it as well as. through -his ordinary senses..  A, further- extension' of - the 'same idea  would bring, the astral matter into actiou,  and then further on he would be able to  receive, his ...impressions __ir__Bgl__3j_3uJ:h.e^  mental matter.   You will see that this  idea of the possibility;of extension is simple' enough, though it is not so easy to  imagine   the   full extent of  the results  which follow from it. -.-'  <  How, you will say, does this uew sense,  begin to show itself? Cases differ vevy  much, so that it is hardly possible to lay,*  dovr'n a general rule. 'Some pepple. begin  by a plunge, aiid under somo unusual  stimulus become able just for oucc to see  some striking vision; and very often in  such a case, because the experience doos  uot repeat itself, the seer comes to believe,  that on that occasion he must have been  thc victim of hallucination.' Others find  themselves with increasing frequency see-l  ing and hearing something to which those'  around them aro blind and deaf; others  again see faces, landscapes or colored  clouds floating before their o^es in the  dark before they sink to rest; while perhaps tho commonest experience of all is  that of those who begin to recollect with  greater and greater clearness what thoy  have seen and heard iu their sleep.  Iu trying to describe what is really to be,  seeu by means of the developed senses,  the best plan perhaps will'be to consider  first the case of tho trained man who has  the faculty fully at his command, because  that will naturally include all the partial  mauifestations of the power which are so-  much more common; and when we have  understood the whole, we shall easily see  where the different parts fall into place. '<  Clairvoyant phenomena are numerous aud  diverse, so that we shall need some .kind  of arrangement or classification in order  that they may-be more readily intelligible  and I believe that our best plan will be to  make three broad divisions���first . to con-.  sider what would be seen here and now,  as it were, by auy one wlio had opened up''  the higher sight, without taking in account any power that it might give him  to see wliat is going on in the distance, or  to look into the past or future. That will  make one class, and then secondly we can.  take up clairvoyance in space, or the faculty of seeing at a distance, and then  thirdly, clairvoyance in time, or the art  of looking backwards or forwards.  Our first question then is, supposing a  man suddenly opeus the inner sight, what  more would he see than he sees now?  Even this we may subdivide into sections.  Let us commence with the etheric sight  only, for this is absolutely physical, though  only from the type of matter in the outside world to which it correspouded. Suppose also that among men some possessed  one of these types of sight and some the  other.   Consider how very curiously im-  ���perfect would be the conception of the.  world obtained by each of these types of  men.   Imagine them standing on the sea  shore; one, being-able to see solid matter,,  would be utterly unconscious of the ocean  stretched before him, but would see in- \  stead the vast cavity of the ocean bed,,  with all its various inequalities, and the  fishes and other inhabitants pf the deep,  would appear to him as floating iu the air  above  this, enormous valley.    If there  were clouds in the sky they would be��en-;  tirely invisible to him, since they are com-,  posed of matter in the liquid state; for  him the sun would always be shining in  the daytime, and he would be uuable to.  comprehend why, ou what is to us a cloudy'  day;.its heat should be so much diminish-;  ed; if a glass of watt er were offered to  him, it would appear to be empty.  Contrast with this the appearance which.  wrould be ..presented, before the eyes of the  man who saw only matter in the liquid1  condition.   He -would indeedbe conscious;  of the ocean, but for him. the shore and.,  the cliffs would not exist; he would per-'  ceive the clouds very clearly, but would;  see scarcely nothing nothing of the land-.  scape over whicli they were moving.   In"  the case of the glass of water he would be-  entirely unable  to  see the vessel, and  therefore could not understand why the'  water should so mysteriously preserve the,  special shape given to it by the invisible  glass.   Imagine these two persons standing side by side, each describing the land.i  scape as he saw it, and each feeling per-,  fectly certain that there could be no other  kind of sight but his in the universe, aud'.  that   anyone   claiming  to see anything  more or anything different must neces--  ���; sarily be.a dreamgr or a; deceiver 1  We can .smile "over the incredulity of'  these imaginary observers; but it is extremely clifficu-t for the average man to  realize that, in proportion to the whole  that is to be seen, his power of vision is  very much more imperfest than either of  theirs would, be in relation to the world as  lie sees it. ' And he is also strongly disposed to hint that those who see a little  more thau he does must really be draw-,  ing on their imagination for their alleged  facts.' It is one of the commonest of our  mistakes to consider that the limit of our  power of perception is also the limit of all  that there is to perceive. Yet the scientific evidence is indisputable, and the infinitesimal, proportion (as compared with  the whole) of the groups of vibrations by  which alone we can see or hear is a fact  about which tnere can be no doubt. The  clairvoyant is simply a man who develops  within himself the power to respond to an-  ether.octave out.of the stupendous gamut  ipf_.possiblejTibrations,,and,so^enables himself to see more of the world around him  thim those of more limited perceptions.  Other creatures also he would see���other  inhabitants of our world which are uot  visible to ordinary sight, and so are not  believed to exist by people of materialistic  temprament. Tlie folk-lore of all countries bears witness to the fact that there  , are spirits of the mountain and stream, beings in tho air and in the mines, oiled by  many different' names, such as fairies,  elves, pixies, brownies, undines, sylphs,  gnomes, good people and other titles, but  kuowu to exist and occasionally seeu by  those whoso work takes them far away  from the haunts of men into lonely places  as does that of thc shopherd nud mountaineer. This is not, us has been thought,  a mere popular superstition, but has a  foundation.of fact behind it, as most popular superstitious. have, when properly  understood. A whole evening's lecture  might easily be given upon these creatures  but I have only time now just to mention  their existence. Another point that could  hardly fail to strike thc newly developed  clairvoyant, is the presence of new colors  about him���colors to which we can put  no name, because they are entirely unlike  any that we know. This is quite natural,  for after till color is only a rate of vibration,-aud when one becomes sensitive to-  new rates of vibration new colors must  follow.  Now suppose oiu* man developed himself so far as to have at his command as-,  tral.'senses as well as etheric, what -would  be the principal additions to his world?  He.would find it very different in several  ways, not only in that he would see more,  but in that the faculty itself is different.  We have now passed beyond the mere development of the organ of sight, and are  dealing with a faculty which needs no organ���a sight which sees all sides of an object at once, aud can see it as well behind  as before. The only way in which you  con thoroughly understand this sight is to  regard it as four-dimensional, and considering that it gives its possessor the same  powers with respect to us as we have with  respect to a two-dimensional being. 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It is difficult for us to understand this, because we have been so long  used to associating the idea of reality with  what we can see and touch.   We feel that  when we can hold anything in our hands,  then we know all about it, aud cannot be  deceived as to its reality.   But this is just  one of our many mistakes, for this very  sense of touch is the most easily deceived  of all.   If you wish to test this for yourselves, let me give you a little example for  everyday life.   Take three bowls of water,  one as hot as you can bear to touch, another tepid, aud the third icy cold.   Place  them before you, and put your right hand  into the hot water and your left hand' into the cold water and "after allowing them  to remain for a few minutes, put them  both in the tepid water.   You will find  ^that at that moment your right hand .will  'assure, you that that water is uncomfortably cold, while the left hand will report  it to the brain as almost too hot to bear!  This is a trivial instance, but it does show  you how little dependance can be placed  .upon the accuracy of the reports of the.  senses; it does teach us that merely to see  or to feel anything is hot sufficient for  perfect knowledge of it.   We know that  we haye constantly to correct one sense by  another in order to obtain anything approaching accurate information.  If we look at a glass cube, we shall see  the further side of it in perspective���that  is, it will appear smaller than the hearer  side. We know that it is not really so,  but that this is only an illusion due to our.  physical limitations. With astral sight  we' shoul see all the sides equal, as we  know that they really are. Our physical  sight does not in reality give us any measure of distance; it is only the brain that  supplies that from its experience. You  may see this at once in the case of the  stars; none of us can tell by sight whether  a star islarge or small, for what appears  a very large and brilliant star may seem  so only because it is near us, and it may  really be much smaller than others which  to us seem insignificant because they are  at a much greater distance. It is only by  scientific methods entirely unconnected  _withiappareut_brightuess-that,we. are-able-  to determine the relative size of some of  the stars. The astral sight does give us  much more real information, and as far  as it goes it is reliable, so that we are in  eveiy way justified in speaking of this  plane and its senses as more real than this.  This sight will give him who possesses  it much information about his fellowmen  which would not otherwise be within his  reach, and that means that he will understand them better, and be able to help  them more readily. As he looks at his  friend, he will see him surrounded by the  luminous mist of the astral aura, flashing  with all sorts of brilliant colors, and constantly changing in hue nnd brilliancy  with every variation of that friend's  thoughts and feelings. A great deal  would be shown to him by those colors  which is hidden from him now. Strictly  speaking, all thought should belong to the  mental plane; but whenever any thought  is tinged with personality, whenever it is  mingled with feeling, or connected with  the self, it creates vibrations in astral  matter as well as in mental, and so shows  itself in the astral body, and would therefore come within the purview of our uuiu  with astral sight.  Not only would he thus learn much  more about the men whom he already  knows, but many new forms would come  into view, for the astral world has its inhabitants just as much as the physical.  The most important of these from our  point of view are those whom we ignor-  antly call the dead���ignorantly, because  they are not less alive than we, but more.  They tu*e as near to us as they ever were,  and* they are using normally and constantly this sight which is ns yet abnormal to the men still in the physical body.  The question of life after death ceases to  be a question for a clairvoyant; it is useless to argue about it, for there are these  "dead" men, and obviously in full and  vivid life. Thus there comes to every  clairvoyant who has been properly trained  the stupendous advantage of certainty  about many of the problems which vex  the minds of less favored men. The definite knowledge that there if a perfect  Divine Law of evolution and of justice  under which every human being is developing makes an "incalculable difference  iu a man's life, for i-vu the profoundest  intellectual conviction falls very for short  of the precise kuowlctlgc gained by direct  personal experience.  We have just paid our visit to the Lick  observatory. We started on Saturday  morning by the eight o'clock train���a  party of four of us. The eight o'clock  train is the coast express to Los Angeles,  so it did not stop auywhere until it got to  San Jose, 51 miles from San Francisco.  (Notice, by the way, that the word is not  pronounced as you might suppose, but is  called San Hosay). The railway runs  through pretty country, with glimpses of  water now and then on both sides���the  ocean on the right and San Francisco bay  on the left, aud always hills in the background on both sides. There are a number of pretty little stations and nice houses  with large grounds along the route. When  we arrived at St. Jose we went at once to  the Hotel Vendome and engaged rooms,  and bppked our passage in the coach which  was tp start at 12:30, and then we walked  around the town for a couple of hours. It  is a very 'nice place, full of palms and  flowers, and very quiet in comparison  with San Francisco. Though it is only  51 miles away, the difference in climate is  remarkable; here there is often . a mist,  and a wind which is sometimes chilly,  but there the sun was bright and everything felt tropical.  A little before twelve we went back to  the hetel and had lunch, and at 12:30 our  coach was at the door. It was what they  call a Surrey, having three seats one behind the other, all facing forwards. The  first part ot the drive was along a long,  straight avenue of great trees, mostly fir  and eucalyptus, but all sweet smelling.  This was on the level, but at its end we  turned to the right and began to ascend.  We kept on for more than an hour along  the side of the hills, constantly rising  higher and higher, and increasing our  view of the valley below, until at last we  seemed to come over the shoulder of the  hill, and turn up a winding valley with  beautiful views. Here the road was lined  with vineyards, and we were constantly  coming upou picturesque little bits of  scenery at almost every turn of the road���  and there tire a great many turns. A short  descent brought us to Smith creek, where  there was a kiud of small hotel, at which  wo had a rather poor dinner at 4 o'clock,  having como 21 miles in those !','<���; hours.  We changed horses here and had fresh  ones for the next stage, whicli, though  it was ouly seven miles, was a steady  climb and was decidedly steep in places.  This piece of road is considered a great  feat of engineering, for it has just 8C.*5  turns iu it���oue for every day in the year  ���and ninny of them are regular horseshoe curves, so that the road looks like a  series of s's. Here again there were very  fine views all the way up, and we could  see the white domes of the observatory apparently quite close to ns, yet we had to  tako veiy many turns beforo we could get  to it. We eventually reached the top  at 0:30, just as the sun was setting. First  we looked at the astronomical photographs and. at some of their instruments,  while the grout telescope was being got  ready for us. We expected to see it  turned upon either Jupiter or the moon,  both of which were very conspicuous, and  we were disappointed wheu we saw by  the turning of the great dome that it was  directed to something quite different, but  when we found what it was we were more  than satisfied, and realized that the astronomers knew best what was good for  us. I am sending 3-011 a photograph of  telescope, so you will see how it is balanced so that all that enormous weight  can be moved with ono hand easily. The  dome can be turned by moving a little  lever, and another little wheel raises or  depresses the floor and all the people on it  just as wanted. This is to make it suit  the slope at which the telescope happens  to be, and it constantly has to be altered  as the earth moves.  The astronomer in charge gave us a little lecture as to what we were going to  see, and then called us all up in turn to  look at the planet Saturn aud. some of his  satellites. It was a most wonderful sight.  He lay at a convenient angle, so that tho  double ring around him was clearly shown  and even the'faint dark ring inside tho  others, which they call the guage or crape  riug, was to be seen, and they say that  very good telescopes only show that. Four  satellites were within the field of the telescope, but they told us that others wero  just outside of our view.   Two colored  markings were visible upon the body of  Saturn���a reddish orange belt not far from  his equator, aud a deljcate blue bond about  where his nrctic circle ought to be if ho  had one.   The man in charge told ns wo  were fortunate to see these, as they were  not always as clear as this.   As stjon as  wo had looked as long as wo decently  could with such a crowd '��*aiting their  turn, we went to tlio other end of the  building, where there was a 12-inch equatorial telescope, and looked through that.  At first it was directed upon tlio moon,  but that was so nearly full that it wns  just like a great gleaming ball of frosted  silver and almost blinded us to look at it.  The most interesting tiling rilxjut it was  that one side wo amid, just see some mountain tops on which the sun was beginning  to shine as it rose to that part of the moon.  Tho looked like little separate points floating in the air apart from the body of the  moou altogether.   It was fine to see the  sun catch a fresh point or peak, which immediately begun to shine out of tho dark-*  ness like a little white cloud.   Then the  man turned the telescope upon Jupiter  aud we liad another treat.   Jupiter looked,  very much like his pictures, with four  black Hues across him, looking as neat as  though they had beeu ruled with a ruling  pen, and four of his satellites in a straight  line with his equator,  three on  one side  and one on the other.   The fifth satellite,  which was discovered with the big Lick  telescope, and was not visible, as it happened to be behind the planet just then;  and anyhow we could, not-have seen it  with the smaller telescope. We wero very j  fortunate in our three subjects���Saturn,  Jupiter, and the 'moon���and hone of us -  will ever forget them. ������  We started down about 8:30 and tho  drive was a very delightful one.  Thc way  in which the coach swung around those '  sharp turns was glorious, and looked extremely dangerous, but I snppose it really/  was perfectly safe.   We changed horses ^  again at Smith creek, aud reached tlie hotel exactly at midnight.   I do not know ���'  much about the last part of the drive, for  after leaving Smith creek I slept all the *  way.   There was a big log fire in the big*'"  hall at thc hotel, and supper was ready  for us, but we preferred to go straight to "  bed.   Next  morning   we took the 9:20 *������  train back to San Francisco.  Douglas Pettit.  San Francisco, Oct. 5th, 1903.  The subject is well worth our study,  and it needs much fuller treatment than  can be given to it in an evening's lecture;  those.of yon who will read the book which  I wrote about' it some four years ago will  be able from that to fill iu many details  for which tonight there is no time, and I  would very urgently beg any who think  of experimenting or investigating in connection with the matter, first to acquaint  themselves thoroughly with what their  predecessors have done, as by doing that  they will escape many dangers and much  disappointment. This is equally necessary whether a. man is .trying to develop  the faculties within himself, or experi-.  menting with others who already possess  them; he must understand what it is that  is being seen, he must have in his mind a  broad outline of the possibilities, so that  he may not be deceived or alarmed. 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MACLEOD,  Land Registry Oflice, DistrictRegistrar  Nelson, B.C., 10th August, 1903.  Certificate of   Improvements.  NOTICE.  The AUinmbrH Fractional Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of W-t Kooti-  nay District.   Where located:  On the wj.it ������lope  of (.'old Illll, on Eagle creek.  Take notice, thai 1, Peter Edmond Wilson, l-'ree  Miner's Certilicale No. J-SU7.17. as agent for.lolin  iK.iJiw.-dLi_rK^_F_<____lin___U'ecUfl_iite^"o^5S2_2,i  ,..�� 1   ..,. 1  r~ .,... .1..... t...~....r   ,.. ......It.  Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certilicale of Improvement, lor the purpose of obtaining a crown  grunt ni' the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section .'17, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 19th dav of .September, A.I). 1903.  P. E. WILSON.  P.O. Box fiSS  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Hall Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REST DOLLAR-A-DAY HOUSE IN  NELSON  NO  CHINESE EMPLOYED  Atigast Thomas,   Proprietor  SThe  tfathcona  (formerly Hotel Phair;  B. TOMKIIVS  MANAOKIl  The Leading Hotel of  tho Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special   Kates  to  Commercial   Men  Stanley and Victoria Streets,  NELSON  Large and Comfortable  Bedrooms and  Klrst-  elass Dining Room.   Sample Rooms for Cummer  filal Men.  RATES ?-   PER   DAY  MRS.  E.  C.  CLARKE,   Proprietress  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, Ji. C.  White Help Only Employed  The Rest  Dollar-a-Day House  In Nelson  The liar is the Finest  GEO.  W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor  Certificate  of Improvements.  NOTICE.  11 and L ami Corinthian mineral claims, situate in the Goat River mining division of West  Kootenay district. Where located: On the east  side of Kootenay lake, at the mouth of Crawford  bay.  Take Notice that I, .John McLatchie, acting as  agent for O. G. Major, oilicial administrator  (trustee of the estate of R. I). Monro), Ltizetta  Field, free miner's certificate No. IMS2I7, and  Charles M. Field, free miner's certificate No.  It 182-H), intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining" recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  crown grunts 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 Ith dav of .September, A.I)  P.KW.  JOHN' McLATCHIE.  FOR SALE  A magtiilicent Imperial Edition de Luxe, Kid-  path's "History of I'nlversul Literature," 21 vols.  Morocco.   At a bargain.   Apply Tribune ollice.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Hen llur, Salisbury, and  Warrington -mineral ���  claims, situate Hi the Nelson mining division of  West  Kiwitenay   district.     Where located:   On  Tamarae mountain.  lake notice that I, J. A. Kirk,acting ns agent  fur Jultii Dean, f ree miner's cert Hi cute No. 1157 ,.101,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to applv'  to the milling recorder forcertlllcatesof improve'-  meiits, fur the purpose of obtainingcrown grants  of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under 1section .17, must be commenced before the Issuance  of such cerilliciiu's of improvements.  Dated this 1st day of August, A. I)., 1903.  J. A. KIRK.  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 D. Anderson, P. L. S.,  of Trail, H.C, agent for William Connolly, free  miner's certificate No. H;\S.11_, and E'dward  Walslie, free miner's certificate No. 117^199, 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  grant to the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate ��f improvements.  Dated this '2nd dav of September, A.D. 1903.  J. 1). ANDERSON.  i 1  7   I  "���i.-'il  ���i-l  NOTICE  Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned  company has been notltied that certain stock  held in the name of Ceo. If. Uradbury and Geo.  Merkley should be cancelled and forbidding the  company to allow any transfers therefor, and  that an  action  will be brought to cancel such  THE NORTHWEST COAL A COKE CO., LTD.,  Per II. B. MlGiiTo.v, Sec'v-Treas.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days from  date I inlend to apply to the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works at Victoria, B.  C, for a special timber license to cut aud carry  away timber from the following described land :  Commencing ut a post marked M.E.K southeast corner post, situated on the west side of Slocan lake, said post Is planted on the line of Alex.  McKay's west boundary line, tlience west 80  chuins, thence north 80 'chains, thence east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 040 aores.  Dated, Sept. 'X, 1903. M. E. KOCH The Nelson Tribune  The J* HL Ashdown Hardware Co*, Ltd.  Importers   and   Dealers   in  Shelf   unci   Henvv  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 : : : : :  INELSOIN  Honey  iPURE!  CALIFORNIA  Honey  In  1 -lb Glass Jars 25c  /. A. IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  Houston Block, Nelson.  Preserving Peaches   j  We  are  now  receiving regular  consignments  of the  Crawford Freestone Peach direct from Wenatchee. Prices  X  have touched  rock bottom  for this season, so do not delay in ordering your supply.  ���  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Limited. I  NELSON,   B. C.  ������������������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ]. A. Kirkpatriek & Co., Ltd.  Wholesale and Retail  Groceries, Crockery and Glassware  Aberdeen Block, Nelson  We have just received a consignment of The Cudahy  Packing Company's famous  Diamond C Bacon  especially cured and smoked for family use. This  bacon has no equal on the market. Try it. We have  a few gross of Preserve Sealers left at right prices.  J. A. KIRKPATRICK &JCO, Ld.  Pv��*Pv0,!P��-R-P9A*P **7iw %&.<? -ww-JfR-Py^ 9*^<?v^^vX'PvX*P^tP9AlP%R.V%^%^%Rtl  Kootenay Coffee Co.  -Dealers ^in===  Coffee, Teas, Spices, 'Baking, Po<wder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  OUR  GOODS are pure an^ selected from the best in the various  = lines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  direct, and *te*e guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Telephone 177 NetsOn,    jB, C. V. 0. Box 182  �����^'^���r''���-l���^^/^^^^^/<^^^-'���^^^'M^-^��^^��^^^^^^��vf<^A^v^)^l\^^^AA^vv��  Carpets, Rugs  We earrv a verv large  Stock of  ,     The Latest l'atte  Come ahd make your choice  Before House Cleaning  Linoleums  [SEE    OUR   GO=CARTS  All priees.   We can suit you.  D.   McARTHUR   <&   CO.  Ffurniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  cArthur Gee  cNIerchant Tailor  i HAS ON HAND HIS STOCK OF  '   Fall  and   Winter Goods  cAs heretofore they are of  the best quality and latest  designs.  Tremont Block  Baker Street  .IUST ARRIVED  New Fall Goods  OF THE LATEST  FASHIONS  Scotch    Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  aud Belwiu'p Sorjros.    A fine line  of Pautiugs of tbe latest styles  Prices to suit the times. Call and see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street  MORLEY k CO.  Wholesale ami Ketail  Booksellers and  Stationers  cArtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  cMasical Instruments  Morley & Co, Nelson, B.C  LOCAL COMMENT.  It is pleasant to bo able to chronicle certain changes in the management of the  Kootenay Lake Hospital whicli would  convoy the impression that the financial  department i.s in an easy -way. In place  of Dr. Hirwltey as attending physisinn at  ..75 a month, a young college graduate,  Dr. Hamilton, son of alderman Hamilton,  has been appointed, house surgeon at 8f-()  a mouth witli room and board. Further  Dr. Hawkey is retained at the nominal  fee of ��50 a month as "Consulting Physician," a position, by the way, that any  medical man in town will be happy to undertake gratis. From this it will be seeu  that there is au additional expenditure of  some ��55 a month, but until a public financial statement of the hospital i.s made  tho public will have reluctantly to accept  the new position under protest and believe that the income warrants this new  financial expansion.  Thc citizens, and niore particularly the  members of St. Saviour's Church, aro to  be congratulated on the recent improvements in the approaches to that edifice.  To tho three pillars���tho rector who contrived, his warden who adorned with  masterful muscular energy, and to the  people's warden who supported the undertaking by way of financial guidance���all  praise is due and freely bestowed. In  place of thc rural currant patch, associated pleasantly with memories of early  days, there is now a nice lawn dotted here  and there with appropriate shrubs and  lined with-an-embryonic hedge, the whole  protected from feathery vandalism by a  wh'e fence which, although it jars somewhat on tlie surroundings, arouses a hope  that something more pretentious will bo  forthcoming as soom as circumstances  will permit.  It is really presuming too much on the  goodnature of the Nelson public to keep  an audience waiting till close on nine before an entertainment commences and  this, too, iu a house uncomfortably chilly.  There does not appear to have been a  fire anywhere around,,and many left on  this account. It was chilly in the auditorium ; what it must have been like behind the wings can be imagined' by the  draught coming from that direction. It  is not surprising, therefore, under these  conditions that the Sutliorland-Patton-  Warriner entertainment ou Thursday fell  flat, albeit it was not devoid of merit.  Miss Sutherland's reacting of some six  pieces was good on the whole, the singing  of Miss Patton up to expectation, while  Mr. Warriner's mandolin renditions were  quite acceptable.  There is an opening for good work for  the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty  to Animals across the lake. It appeal's  that when people want to get rid of their  dogs and wish to be spared the trouble of  shooting or poisoning them they take  them across the lake and leave them  "carelessly" there. ��� There are some to be  seen ��� now in a half starved condition and  seeking food from the residents. It seems  hardly possible that people can be found  carrying such innate cruelty as this and  although it would be an extremely difficult matter to locate the culprits, it happens sometimes that when people see comments such as this their better nature asserts itself: It is with such a hope that  these few words on the.snb-ject are penned.  "^Th-i'e^are^mi^  from the direction of Fairview over an  annoyance to residents in that locality by  reason of certain pestilential odors from a  cow stable and which are far from the  "perfumes of Arabia." Some efforts have  been mado to remedy the state of affairs,  but quite in keeping with other matters  in this city, it has been left to "the other  man" to do tho complaining and the result so far has beeu nil. The trouble in  the situation appears to be in the fact that  the locality is in tho Yum* district. This  should afford the young member elect  of that riding an opportunity to make a  mime for himself and justify his claim as  a coming politician.  Regarding the fall fair and the splendid  display of freit, the article contributed recently to thoso columns on the subject of  "Kootenay\s Horticultural Possibilities"  has been rewritten and an effort will Lo  made to have it printed in pamphlet form  by the advertising department of the C.  P. R. It is now in the hands of the secretary of the Horticultural Society for the  director's endorsement. If the C. P. R.  takes it up, it should be the means of  arousing enquiry for farm hinds within  the district.  The uppermost thought in the mind of  the average citizen on Thursday for which  to bo truly thankful was the weather.  We seem at last to havo struck that wayward Indian summer which has been  dodging us since the first frost. It really  was an ideal day and most people were  out for walks abroad and possibly some  thinking over what thoy had to be thankful for during the past "year. Tho "little  list," if obtainable, would bo interesting  reading.  In the Federal supplementary estimates  there is $18,000 to complete the postoffice  building here, which possibly includes the  installation of electric light. The Columbia river between tho two lakes gets . 12,000  for dredging and (he Columbia abovo (���"���olden ��0500. The North Thompson swallows up ��7000, aud the Spalluinchceu at  ISiiderby ��1500; altogether this province  is not overburdened with appropriations  from tho public till.  The advent, of another girl at tho Dover  household is chronicled wilh pleasure, al-  MERCHANT TAILOR | though it is far below  the joy expressed  ������������������">���������������������������������->���������������������������  ���  ���  ���    -  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  X  ���  | Tailo-  tMa.de  !  !  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  X  ���  ���  ���  ���  !  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  t  ���  ���  PANTS!  AT  !J. A Gilker's!  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  on the physiognomy of our only Jake.'  The activities in this particular line in  Nelson is the most hopeful sign in evidence today.  George Kydd, manager of the Royal  Bank of Canada, leaves for the head office of the bank at Halifax,  on Tuesday,  where he will receive an important ap  pointment, probably in the east.  Dr. Hall is making an important addition to his house on Carbonate street whicli  when completed, will represent an investment of ��1500 and will ,make oue of the  finest residences in the city.  High school pupils will be interested iu  the article on the third page "A Peep  Through the Lick Telescope" by one of  their comrades now visiting iu California.  W. B. Pool of the Great Northern Mines,  Limited, returned from Spokane this weelc  aiid left for the Lardeau Friday.  SLOCAN MINING ITEMS.  The Jackson mine at Whitewater has  suspended operations for the season. The  reason for the shut down is that they are  losing zinc. New machinery will be installed for the purpose of saving the zinc  product of the mine.  Jos. Carton while working ot*. the Mother Lode, adjoining the Great Britain group  on Meadow creek, struck four i'eet of ore  showing galena, and from which gold can  be panned. The ore is also heavily impregnated with red oxide. The ledge is a  fissure vein which was struck while running a 100 foot tunnel!  The strike of high grade ore in the lower tunnel of the Fisher Maiden continues  to increase in size as work progresses.  There are only three men at work but it  is understood that the new board of directors will soon have affairs in shape so as  to put a force of men to work and do justice to the splendid possibilities of thc property.  Work will be continued all winter on  tho Bank of England claim, with a small  force.    The   new long tunnel will give  much depth and prove up the vein.   Sur-  =__S-"s tripping" __fs^  number of new places.   There is now 14  feet of mineralized ledge matter to work.  The Wakefield concentrator is turning  out two products, a fine lead concentrate  ���05 per cent lead aud from 100 to 120  ounces silver���and a zinc concentrate 45  per cent zinc and about 70 ounces silver  to the ton. Thero are 100 tons of zinc  concentrates on the wharf ready for shipment. Tlie management is holding it for  better terms of treatment, but the lead  product goes forward to the local smelter  as fast as produced.  F. P. O'Neil is continuing work on the  Chicago mid the property is looking  well. There are a number of veins carrying high grndc galena worth ��100 a toil.  The largest is (10 feet on tho surface and is  thought to be the Slocan Star vein. On  it a body of good looking ore has been  found on the Chicago ground and a drift  is in !J0 feet, which Mr. O'Neil will ex-  fend 200 feet. He expects to ship this  winter.  Fickleness of the White MetaL  Silver sold in London Tuesday at 28  pence per ounce, the highest it has commanded since March, 1901. It 'sagged in  1!)01, and in December, that year, fell to  25 15-1 (id. The slump continued through  1902, and last December the price went to  the unprecedented figure of 21 7-8d. per  ounce, only a trifle more thau one-third  thc price the metal commanded at the  time it was demonetized by the United  States government in 1873. It sold that  year in London at COd. With few interruptions it has been on the toboggan slide  ever since.  A notable exception was iu 1890, when,  on the passage of the Sherman silver purchase act, the price jumped ou the London market from 44d. to 54d. per ounce.  But this rally was not permanent, and  1892 found the price again around 44d. It  declined in the panic year of IH'Mi as low  as JiOd. Since then it has been fluctuating between 22d. and *i2d.  The present advance is attributed to the  increased demand from India, and to purchases by the United States government  for Phillipiue coinage.   But now that the  ��� ���  |      Preliminary Announcement      t  I The Great Northern  Mines, Limited  ���  ���  ���  CAPITAL,  $1,500,000  Head   Office,   Ferguson,   B. C  This Company has been  solidating SIX 6f the most  comprising im all  formed for the   purpose   of  valuable  Gold Properties on  over  taking  POPLAR  and con-  CREEK,  21   CLAIMS  tion  A full copy  for shares  of Prospectus  can be made to  will appear next week.    In the interim  the Secretary at Ferguson, B. C.  ROBERT  applica-  Ferguson,   B. G>,  HODOE,  Secretary.  ���  X  ���  ���.  ���  ���  government has announced that its wants  are satisfied, it is not probable that the  price will go materially higher.  Zinc Men in New Fields.  The Missouri and Kansas zinc operators are reaching out into broader fields  and are'said to have bonded a number of  zinc properties in British Columbia, in  eluding some in the Slocan section. It is  proposed to build a zinc smelter at the  coast, near Vancouver, believing that ores  can be shipped from the Kootenay country to the coast at a favorable rate over  the Jim Hill lines. The enterprise appears to be in competition with similar  enterprises in that province which are fostered and controlled by the Canadian Pacific railway company. The Lanyon Zinc  company of Kansas is the one specially  TiiehtibnMr^Thi-"is=takeh!'as-"-videhce"M'i  the growing importance of the zinc industry.          The Upper Duncan Placers.  No little interest is being attached to  the placer developments at the mouth of  Hall creek on the Upper Duncan. Messrs  Snyder and Carou, two old and experienced placer miners of California and  Cariboo fame have been washing gold for  several weeks on the Duncan at the mouth  of Hall creek and show some beautiful  gold that has travelled but a short distance, being in a virgin and natural state.  They would give but little information as  to their success, but admitted that tliey  wero doing bettor than $5 a day with pans  and a crude rocker. They claini to have  discovered tho source from whicli the gold  came, but ns the ground is covered by a  location they could not secure it and would  give no particulars.  Looking for Iron.  Professor Lenhau, a metalurgist and  iron ore expert of St. Paul, has been examining the iron ore deposits of Bull river for F. G. Robertson, a capitalist and a  promoter of enterprises: Mr. Robertson  owns several million acres of land in the  Northwest, with a successful system of  colonization and is amply able to promote  an iron industry. The professor's report  will be watched for with interest, as the  consideration is for a considerable sum.  The Origin of Woman.  According to a Hindoo legend, this is  tho proper origin of woman: Twashtri,  the god Vulcan of the Hindoo mythology,  created the world; but on his commencing to create woman, he discovered that  for man he had exhausted all his creative  materials, and that not one solid element  had been left. This, of course, greatly  perplexed Twashtri, and caused him to  fall into a profound meditation. When  .he arose from it he proceeded as follows:  He took the roundness of the moon, the  undulating curve of the serpent, the graceful ourve of tho sleeping plant, the light  shivering of the glass blade and the slen-  deruess of the willow, the *>elvety softness of the flowers, the lightness of the  feather, the gentle gaze of the doe, the  frolicsomness of the dancing sunbeam,  the tears of the cloud, tho,insconstancy of  the wind, the timidity of the hare, the  vanity of the peacock, the hardness of the  diamond, the cruelty of the tiger, the heat  of the fire, the chill of the snow, the cackling of the parrot, tho cooing of the turtledove, and these he mixed together and  formed a woman.  Gait Coal  And Wood ot All Kinds  TerniB Spot Cash  W.  P.  Telephone 265  TIERNEY  Baker Street  Frank   Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������  SUNDAY1  !    HOURS  X Our store (corner of Baker  X and Josephine streets) will  X he open every Sunday for  t dispensing purposes:���  ���  x  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  9:30 to  2:00 to  7:00 to  12  5  9  o'clock  o'clock  o'clock  I GanadarDrug and Boot!  ���   Company, Limited  ������������������������������������������������������������������������+������  Lands and Mineral Claims Surveyed  and Crown Granted  P.O. Box 563  Ollice: Kootenay St., Nelson  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUILDER AIND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done   Kstlmates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postolllee        Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  Geo. M. Gunn  Maker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Wat-d St. next newpostoffice bid INelson  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd.  Real Estate �������  General Agents  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Manufacturers of Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Bed Lounges, Couches, Upholstering, Turning, Bandsawing, Grill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 4  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON,  B. C  FOR SALE  Improved Ranch in Lardo  Valley for sale. Address E.  R. Vipoud, Trout Lake, B. C.  Job  Printing  We Use Gumption as  well as the best papers  and inks in the execution of your orders���  the}' will not be misunderstood. Quick dispatch given out-of-town  work.  W.H. JONES  Madden Building     NELSON, B.C.  Sewing Machines/Pianos  FOR RENT and FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine Street  Nelson, R.C.  NOTICE  In the matter of an application for a duplicate  of a certllieate of title to lot (i, blocks, in Kaslo  City (map :i'J3.  Notice is hereby given that it i.s my intention  to issue at the expiration of one month from the  first publication hereof a duplicate of Ihe certllieate of title lo the above mentioned lot (>, block  _,In Kaslo City 'nmp.'i'l'l), In the names nf Thomas  Pevlin and Adam Mackay. which certilicale is  dated Ihe yilril day of September, 181)2, and numbered ISlUla. II. F. MACLEOD,  District Registrar.  Land Registry Oflice,  Nelson, B. C, 1st October, 1903.


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