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 e  THE TRIBUNE  IS THE OLDEST  NEWSPAPER  PRINTED  IN THE  KOOTENAYS  Saturday, November 2&9 1903  NELSON  IS THE TRADE CENTER OP SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA  USUAL CEREMONIAL OPENING OF THE LEGISLATURE AT VICTORIA  Provincial Parliament Opened Thursday.  Speech From the Throne Says Financial Arrangements of the Province to  be First Considered*  "Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen o. the Legislative Assembly: I  have much pleasure in welcoming you.to the first session on the  tenth parliament of British Columbia. Our financial affairs demand most earnest consideration ou your part, and I appeal with  hope to your patriotism and to your love for the province, whose  future destinies under providence are in your hands. There is  no reason why ^British Columbia, with its great natural resources, should not occupy in the Dominion of Canada a position  of which we may all be justty proud. You have, therefore, been  convened thus early iu order that 1113* finance minister ma}' be  enabled to make such fiscal arrangements as may be necessaiy.  Having in view the immediate requirements of the country, but  the unfavorable condition for obtaining a loan from the Lo'iidon  market, you will be asked to authorized the issuance of treasury  warrants extending over a short period of years and repa3**able  in annual instalments. A considerable increase of revenue each  year will in consequence be necessary, not onty to meet ordinary  expenditure, but to provide for the redemption of warrants. The  : legislation proposed will, therefore, include a new Assessment  Act, and amendments to the Laud Act, the Railway Assessment  Act, and the School Act. As a part of the plan of financial reconstruction, substantial economies in the civil service have  already been effected, as well as material reductions iu the expenditure on public works. These will be continued, consistent  . with a due regai'd to the requirements.of the province.  . y"My government has.already taken up the proposed readjustment of ���''the'/7fi:na-ncial-':'-'relatio'ns- between the province and the  Dominion, as also the question of the control of the fisheries,  and the regulation of alien immigration. These subjects will  be persistently pressed to a settlement satisfactoiy to the: province.  "As a result of a recent decision in the Alaskan boundary enquiry, a strong feeling exists in favor of an all-Canadian route  to the Yukon and Northern British Columbia, and my government will co-operate in any reasonable efforts which-may be  made to bring about the construction of such a railway.  "I am pleased to note the probability of the construction at  an early date, not only of another Canadian transcontinental  system having its terminus at the Pacific ocean, but also other  important lines within our province.  "Y^ou^will^be-pleased^to^kiiow^that^the^British^Columbia^Tni"  migration   Act,   passed last session, has been successful in excluding undesirable immigrants.  "I now leave you to your deliberations, trusting that they  may receive the divine blessing and result in much benefit to  the province."  President Starkey Replies.  Nelson*, November 28th, I!I0!!.  Messrs. W. A. Macdonald, P.  Lnmont,  R. W. Hunnington, T.  V.  Stoddart,  H. G. Neelands, J. Elliot, aud R.  S.  Lomiie.  Gentlemen:���  Your open letter of the 20th instnut received and I regret yon have seen lit to  withdraw your names a.s members of the  Executive Committee of thc Association.  Your resignations are accepted although the excuse given seems very flimsy  considering that Mr. Elliot, presumably  in the interests of tho signers of this letter, asked that the hatchet be buried and  that eight of his friends bo allowed on the  Executive Committee.'" This proposal was  thought by those who had fought and  won the election without any assistance  from, and with tlie active opposition of  some of the signers of the letter, to be unreasonable, unless at an open meeting it  was found you had the confidence of the  party. Your present actiou would seem  to show that you think the Liberal-Conservative Association have no wish to  place you in any position of trust in the  party; yet I am satisfied that had you explained your position at the meeting showing you were willing to let by-gones be  by-gones and worked in the future to the  best interest of. the Liboral-Conservative  party iu Nelson, you would hnve l'eceived  your full share of the responsibilities of  office.   Yours truly,  FRED STARKEY,  President Liberal-Conservative  Association.  News From Poplar.  T. G. Roy arrived in Nelson Friday  from the Second Crossing of the-Lardo.  He  reports a rich strike on the Great  Western group, one mile south of tho  Crossing. The ledge is about two foot  wide and is free milling. Mr. Roy is interested in a group of claims near the  Second Crossing, from one of which, the  Buck, he has some fine samples showing  free gold. Casey ��fc Murphy have opened  up an hotel and applied for a license. Ul-  viu Bros, have completed their hotel and  will move in shortly. At Poplar things  nre not as quiet as somo have reported.  Ore will be shipped from three properties,  the Swede group, thc Lucky Jack, and  the Mai'quis & Gilbert property. Ore  from tho latter property is boiug packed  out to the railway. The grand ball given  in Lowery's hall was a grand success, but  Lowery arrived on tho scene too late to  lead the grand march.  The Foghorn Mine.  The striking of tho ledge in tho long  tunnel of the Foghorn property in the  Ymir camp may be given first place iu the  mining development of the Nelson district. This property is owned by the Golden Monarch Mining Company of Spokane, the management of whoso affairs  have been in the hands of Conrade Wolffe.  There were good surface showings on the  Foghorn, and prospect shafts sunk upon  them gave good results, but the management undertook to run a deep level. This  proved a much more expensive operation  than was originally estimated, but persistent work for three years won out, and  with the tunnel advanced for 1200 feet into thc hillside the owners have now come  upou the ledge tliey started out to tap. In  the driving of the long level a number of  ledges were cut, oue of which is said to bo  close upon 50 feet wide, and to contain ore  that will concentrate and yield a handsome margin. Where the Foghorn ledge  has been cut in the lower level the ore is  said to be very much the same in appearance as iu the upper workings. Nothing  has yet been givon out as to how the ore  samples, but if it should bo shown that  the oro retains its values it will make the  Foghorn the largest mine in the Ymir  camp. Iu the Ymir mine workings a  somewhat similar policy, of development  was earned out, but in this instance, so  far as the public have been taken into the  confidence of the management, the ledge  when cut on' tho 1000 foot level did not  carry ore of commercial value. The sampling aud exploration of tho Foghorn will  be awaited with widespread interest;  Conrade Wolfe, who has been developing  the Foghorn is also interested in the Gold  Cup property, situated a few miles back  from Porto Rico siding. In this venture  he has so far met with every encouragement. This fall he took in a small ex-*  perimental mill aud if developments warrant will increase its capacity next summer.  Two Promising Properties  The developments at the Eva property  in the Lardeau and the Hunter V. property in the Ymir .district, are being followed more closely by the people of Nelson than are the operations at imy other  properties which have come to the front  during the past summer. -.. These are two  properties in which Nelson men have embarked their money; Jjtoth properties appeal1 to have been judiciously handled and  present indications are^that the stockholders will receive handsoiue returns for their  investments. Witli respect to the Eva the  stockholders have every encouragement in  the returns from vthe;Strial run of their  mill. These returns while scarcely up to  expectations; enable tl|e owners to see a  tidy profit margin' upon future operations,  and one which they can. confidently expect to increase with a better > extraction  at the mill, which it is said is but* a mat:  ter of time. The Hunter V* is an altogether different proposition. In this the  owners have a* large deposit of mineralized  limestone which  permits   of   very  cheap mining, and upon which exceptionally favorable rates are secured at the  smelters. Systematic development lias been  earned on at the property for several  months. A tramway is now being installed and when it is ready for use the  management of the property predict a  heavy tonnage. Profitable mining is ever  a pleasant matter to contemplate, but in  respect to these two properties there is a  material side which cannot be lost sight  of in that their success means tho distribution of the bulk of their profits in Nelson. . " - ���     ���   ���   .  A Freely Signed Petition.*  The petition circulated by Messrs. Dover and Neelands, in which the legislature is requested to step in and prevent  the staking of placer claims over mineral  claims, was very freely signed during the  week. While this is invariably the case  with petitions circulated for general signature it must be conceeded that the re1-  quest of the petitioners in this instance is  reasonable, and it certainly has the endorsement of the press of the mining districts.  Annual Meeting of tKe NeM^  Association���Starkey $nd Malone Are Re-Elected  The annual meeting of the Liberal-  Conservative Association of Nelson was  held in the room of the association on  Saturday night last. One hundred and  thirty-nine present signed the membership roll. Among those early in attendance were David Mark Carley, editor of  the Nelson Economist, who rendered the  party good service in the late; campaign  by heaping abuse on the heads of the  president of the association and the candidate of the party/ Another eminent party  worker present was W. A. Macdonald,  K.C., the firy orator who made speeches  in the campaign. and then refused to vote  for the party's candidate. He had as supporters lawyers Elliot,7 Hannington, and  "Rox" Macdonald, all of whom are Conservatives, but who cannot muster up  courage to vote for the party's candidate  in Nelson. Besides the ��� fourlawyers and  the one editor above named, tliere were  twelve more r V.goo^JJon^^^  ent. In addition to these 17 ."there -were'  122 Liberal-Conservatives' iii attendance,'  and the 122, strange as it may appear, reelected Fred Starkey president of the association and John J. Malone vice-president, and elected Duncan M. Macdonald  secretary and James A. Gilker treasurer.'  And more, they gave a resolution, moved  by John Elliot, expressing confidence in  the McBride government, the six-month's  hoist.  President Starkey called the meeting to  order, and the secretary (Chris Morrison)  being absent, William Irvine was on motion made secretary. The minutes of the  meetings held in September, 1902, were  read and adopted. The election of officers  for the ensuing year was declared in order,  and tho point was raised by R. W. Hannington that the number of members of  the executive committee seemed to be in  doubt, and that thc number to be elected  "should"be seftlecl_bef6re���theelection be  gone ou with. John Houston said there  was no dispute as to the number of presidents the association should have, and he  moved that nominations for president be  in order. The president ruled that nominations for president was in order.  John Houston took the floor, and in a  short speech stated that there was dissension in tho party, not through tho independence of individuals, but because of  tho attempts of a newspaper to have it  appear that tlio Liberal-Conservatives of  Nelson hud nominated a candidate for tlie  legislative assembly mouths before the  party had hnd even a meeting to consider  a nomination; that this newspaper apparently had the backing of a faction iu the  pa try who wore unwilling to abido by  what a majority of thc party deemed best;  and that the false statements of the newspaper referred to, while they had no influence in Nelson, had injured the party  outside of Nelson. Notwithstanding the  actions of this newspaper and its coadjutors, the part}* was successful at the polls;  and the success was largely due to the  fact that the association had for an executive men who were level-headed and  not given to airing the differences in rhe  party every time called ou to do so by  someone who was disaffected. The head  of the executive had been most grossly  villified week after week by the newspaper  referred to, and it was now tlie duty of  the association to place their seal of condemnation on that newspaper, and there  was but one way iu which to do it���reelect as president of the association the  man who had the courage to stand by thc  party at a time when it was being opeuly  knifed at home and secretly stabbed from  Victoria. "I have," said Mr. Houston,  "great pleasure iu placing the name of  Fred Starkey iu nomination for president  of the association for the ensuing year."  The nomination was greeted with cheers  and applause, and was seconded by W.  E. McCandlish.  W. A. Macdonald next took the floor  and spoke for half an hour. He gave his  version of what he deemed the one cause  oi" dissension in the party, and until that  cause was eliminated there could be no  harmony in the pai*ty|' The cause, in his  opinion was one. man,' who never had  been a Conservative,��!and that one man  was John Houston'. (Houston had always  opposed the Conservative party and belittled its leaders and' opposed its. principles. Macdonald theri.recited the efforts  he made last summer' to bring about harmony in the party,? saying he had attempted to get--:the;v!executiyerto'call a  meeting of the''a_soci'atibn, and. that all  his efforts were futile-because, the president of the, association,- Fred Starkey,  could not be made/jCall; __eetings or be  made . attend pre-arranged conferences,  from which Houston was to be barred.  While he had no.trouble to get along with  Starkey in matters of; business, he believed hini wholly iihfit'.tb be at the head  of a.Conservative association in Nelson.  Macdonald then read.letters he had written Starkey during the summer, but there  -were no answers from. Starkey. At.this  stage there were interruptions and jeers  and catcalls from all"over the room. The  letters Macdonald' was reading had been  printed;, and. kept standing in the Nelson  Economist for weeks.; Macdonald'again  ���turned-his word battery oh Houston, and  "chained Hihvwi^  ods by: which'"riomina'ting conventions of  the party were called. He said that there  were ouly two members of the provincial  executive present when the methods were  fixed, Houston and George Russell of  Victoria. '.' ; ::'"','  Houston asked Macdonald if he would  allow an interruption, and he said: "The  statement made to you, gentlemen, by  Mr. Macdonald is wholly false. The instructions for holding nominating conventions of the party were drafted and adopted at a meeting of the executive of the  provincial association, at which ���._ every  member of the association was present, including the elected'leader of the party,  Charles Wilson. They were adopted  unanimously and had the approval of Mr.  Wilson, he even suggesting changes whicli  were incorporated in the .instructions, before they were adopted. These instructions were printedand distributed by J.  R. Seymour, chairman, of the executive,  and C. J.. Smith, secretary, both of whom  reside in Vancouver. The next meeting  of the provincial executive was called to  --=be'hcld=4n=V-ictoriar=That-meetiug-was-  held with the approval of the members of  the executive, aud the only action taken  was to fix thc date for holding the nominating conventions. The date was fixed  after consulting with premier McBride,  and the date so fixed met with his approval."   [Applause.] ';':  Macdonald, on resuming, was at. a loss  what to say; he was completely floored.  His next effort was to again denounce  Starkey for not calling ii public nicetiug  of the parly, and he was asked why it was  that he wr.nted a public meeting called at  a time when notice had beeu given that  public meetings were to be held in both  I ho East and West wards of tho city, at  whicli delegates to a nominating convention were to bo elected. These meetings  were, open to all Liberal-Conservatives.  Macdonald was again stumped, and ho  concluded his windy harangue by placing  Frank Fletcher in nomination for president.  A motion was made and seconded that  nominations close, but before it was put  W. R. Maclean asked if all present had  signed the roll; that he did not believe in  allowing men who were not Conservatives  to take part iu electing officers of the association, and that he believed that some  effort should bo made to bring about  harmony in I ho party.  The president stated that lie had repeatedly asked those present to sign the  roll, and secretaiy Irvine stated that the  roll was signed by all those present.  Tlio vote wus taken by a.show of hands.  Seventeen hands went up and were  counted by the secretary in favor of  Fletcher. 'Those iu favor of Starkey were  next called for, and there was a forest of  hands in the air. The result was received  with a storm of cheers and hand-clapping.  Fred Starkey was vindicated and tho  "soreheads" were condemned by the rank  and file of tlie Liberal-Conservative party  of Nelson in public meetiug assembled  after a free and fair discussion.  John J. Malone was re-elected vice-  president by acclamation, although he did  uot care to Verve another term.  Duncan M. Macdonald was elected secretary by acclamation.  James A. (iilker was elected treasurer  without a si agio dissenting vote-  It was then moved by John Houston  that nominal ions be made for fifteen members of the executive committee, and iu  order tha_,there should be a fair field and  no favors, the balloting for those uoniin-  ated should take place in the association  room on Saturday, the 28th instant, between the hours of 4 p.m and 7:30 p.m.,  and that thc president, secretary, and  treasurer of the association be the judges  and clerks of the election, and that those  entitled to vote should bo members who  had signed the roll and paid the annual  membership for the year 1903. The motion was seconded by J. W. Holmes.  While it was not to the lilting of the Mac-  donald-Carley element, it seemed so eminently fair that it was carried without  dissent.  The next business was the consideration  of the Constitution and ' Rules of Order,  which had been drafted by a committee  appointed at the last annual meeting of the  association. The secretaiy read the Constitution section by section, and it was  adopted with but two minor changes. The  Rules of Order were next read and adopted,  although R. W. Hannington wanted their  consideration laid over for a future meeting.   -  By this time a fourth of the members in  attendance had left the room, as the hour  - was getMng-liite,-- and -John __ll.iot:thoughb_  it a good time to get in a little fine, work.-'  He got up and offered the following resolution :  "Resolved, that the members of this association place themselves on record as  having entire confidence in the McBride  government."  The mover made a speech in support of  the resolution,; the tenor of which was  that the McBride government, as tlie first  Conservative government the province has  had,, should be given the undivided support'of the party. The resolution was  seconded by "Rex" Macdonald.  J. W. Holmes iuoved that "the resolution be considered six months hence."  This motion was seconded by John Houston.  ��� W. A. Macdonald took the floor in support of the resolution, aud 'again denounced John Houston, saying he was no  true Conservative.  Mr. Holmes in support of hjs motion  said: "Wc should not.be asked to express  confidence in a government that was not  selected by the party, and one that has  -not-shown-that-it^is-willing^to-abide-by-  the will of the party."  There was a lively interchange of opinions, and W. A. Macdonald and John Elliot and others were asked what they hnd  done in the last campaign to bring about  success at the polls. Elliot was asked if  he had voted for the party's candidate.  He said, "No! but I contributed iu other  ways to help the party." As Elliot is notoriously penurious, the boys are wondering what he could have done. Macdonald was told he sulked in his tent and had  not voted, and if "good Conservatives"  throughout tho provinco had done likewise not a Conservative would havo been  elected to the legislative nssembly.  Elliot was asked to withdraw his resolution, but he positively refused. A vote  wa.s taken; the motion to give thc resolution tlie six months' hoist being put first.  A standing vote was taken, and three-  fourths of those present were on their  feet on the instant. The nays then stood  up, and 17 men who voted for Fletcher  and three others got on their feet.  President Starkey then declared the  Holmes motion carried amid cheers, and  three good and lusty rounds of cheers  were given for the Liberal-Conservatives  of Nelson.  The meeting was then formally adjourned.    Notes of the Meeting.  Besides thc Macdonald-Carley element,  there were a few others preseut who  wanted to sidetrack Fred Starkey for  president. They would not give any reason for their opposition; but it seemed as  if they wanted to placate the Macdonald-  Carley element by sacrificing Starkey.  There were also a few preseut who did  uot like to go on record as boiug opposed  to the McBride government, and they left  the room rather than vote. These men  have no use for McBride or his government, but they are life-long Conservatives.  Frank Fletcher the defeated candidate  for president, says he is now satisfied sir  Henri Joly did the right thing when he  refused to" take John Houston for one of  his advisers. "Why," says Fletcher,  "thorp was a Great Northern brakeman  present at the meeting; and he voted  every time agaiust us, too.   Hereafter we  Many Rumors at Victoria as to Prospects  of Joly-McBride Government���Nelson  to Get Nothing Until John Houston :  is Repudiated*  Advices from Victoria are that the Joly-McBride government *-'  have captured Davidson, the  Labor  member  for Slocan., He?.  ���-������������'���' .''.���*  occupies   a4 seat  on  the  government  side; probably  tlie -seat'-  Hunter' would  have  occupied  had he and not Davidson been   -'  elected.    It looks as if the government was afraid of Wright^6_, ^" I  Ymir, for  they have given him a seat in the back row well .up  near the  ministers and away as far as possible from Houston,  Fraser, and Ross, who have seats together on the front row."   *  There are many rumors as to what will happen, but none arer   I  worth much as news.    The opinion of men who by their posi-   -  tion   command  respect; without  exception, is that Joly  acted,,*  wrongly and that McBride acted the part of a'coward in the'Hous-��� J*i  ton matter.    It is now known that Vancouver influences did* the-(l  ** * **  trick;    Vancouver would not stand for Houston in the government   under   any   circumstances,   and   McBride^  playedv.-:t_ie-^J  coward's part under the shadow of the robes of Joly.     *.      -/*?'"-'"' "*  The members of the government are "sore" at the people * of j;1  Nelson, and they say that Nelson will get nothing'in theway^J  of favors until Houston is repudiated. McBride, Tatlow,- and],*|  Green  are especially  bitter  against  the  member for.Nelson.*,  <H  They say that it was Houston's friends in Victoria ttafde-W  feated their late chum, McPhillips; aud that McPhillips���.has-v  suffered much in pride because of the notoriety * given ;him^n^  the eastern press.    To be called a damphool in the house _s^Bad>-$  ' " ' '   ' ~     '    ^  ���> ii$k'4 '''^i*>  enough, but to be called a damphool in every paper AnyCanada^  'is so bad that he will never recover unless Houston ris!remoyedt��  irom_the face.of the.earth.. /,4Bob" Green4s also-"sore'MaHEC'ause'^  "'   '      "'''���.,"���"'*,""'."-"v'���      *-*��� "~,***", ���7   **i��**��-*-*-^-i-^3���^.,^c,i_tw-Ji��''%^s,i^^s^Ai'Ujs^~-C,  he  is  receiving letters from his'supporters saying that-Toe: isri'tr  big enough to hold his own against such brainy men as 'Tatlow ���  and Wilson, who are in the government, and Cotton and Bowser,  who expect  to  be  in.    If McBride gets another sick spell,.the .���  government will be in a fix and an adjournment will have "to be���-  made until he gets well.  (.".*>-,  j.* -'jit-.  Victoria, November 27.���The opening ceremonies of/,-tlie  legislature on Thursday were of the usual kind. They showed "  the lieutenant-governor to be a feeble old man unfit to discharge  the duties of his office. Pooley was elected speaker. The  speech from the throne was not such as was expected from a  government that sfor mouths has been boasting of its ability to  Tslrow't'hTTpe'op^  seconder of the address in reply were both Kootenay members.*  Wright was the mover and Ross the seconder. Ross made a  good off-hand speech on an hour's notice. The debate on,' .the  address was adjourned to allow the government to introduce a  number of bills for first reading. ;    ' -    y  Only eighteen members attended the government caucus, two  of which were held today, aud the Joly-McBride chums are  considering where they are at. It is now definitely known that  the Socialists and Labor members will stand by the parties that  elected them, and while they will not vote factiously against the  government, the)' will so vote in all questions of principle. The  members of the government do not make a good impression and  there is a good deal of dissatisfaction heard among the members  of the part}'. Ta}-lor of Revelstoke is likely to be made the i  government whip, and King of Cranbrook is the Liberal whip, j  Houston of Nelsou will not go into the government caucus until!]  the party makes its elected leader premier. The party will  surety be defeated if this is not done. /.-.a^-'/  should hold all our meetings at The Club,  then Houston and his followers would  have no show."  Thero will be no chance of holding hole-  iu-the-eorner meetings of the association  hereafter to pass cut-and-dried resolutions, a.s flfty members constitute a  quorum, and any action taken by fifty  members will be fairly representative of  the wishes of the Association.  When W. A. Macdonald was denouncing John Houston, the expression on David  Mark Carley's face was amusing. It said  in words: "Me aud John are in the same  boat, and in hitting John, VV. A. is hitting mo. l\>r didn't John help me out in  the fall of 1900, when I resolved that \V.  A. Macdonald shouldn't go as a delegate  to the Revelstoke convention.   And he ���  didn't go even though he had telegraphed \  ahead aud secured two of the best room iu'l  the C.P.R. hotel for himself.   I believe ||  Starkey and Bill McCandlish, -who went}  ns delegates, slept in these rooms and that jl  is why Macdonald has so strong a dislike I  for Starkey and Bill." j  The nominees for members of the ex-!  ecu tive committee are:   Robert Weir,' W.'-,  E.   McCandlish,  W.  J.  McNab,   S.   M.il  Brydges, J.  W. Holmes, J.  A. Irving, i|  August Thomas,   Wm.   Gosnell,  A.   T. i  Wallie, T.  F.  Stoddard, R.  S.  Lennie, i  Wm.  Irvine,  W.  A.  Macdonald,  A.  J. I  Marks, P. Lamont,  R.  W.  Hannington, I  John Elliot, Wm. Walmsley, H. G. Nee- I  lands, John Hepburn, J. J. Billings, Wm.;|  Blakemore. The Nelson Tribune  Batik 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  Hsad   Office,   Montreal  RT. HON. LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROYAL, G.C.M.G., President.  HON. G. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President. E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH  Corner llaker and  KootcnBj* Streets  A..   H.   BUCHANAN,  "Vliii-iujrei-  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  With which is amalgamated  The Bank: of British Columbia  PAID UP CAPITAL 18,700,000 ,���.,,. - n   .      ,  reserve fund  3,000,000       Head Office.   Toronto. Ontario  AGGREGATE RESOURCES OVER 78,000,000  HON. GEO. A. COX, President     B. E. WALKER, General Manager  Savings   Bank   Department  Deposits received and interest allowed  ���NEL-SOIN  BRANCH  BRUCE-   HEATHCOTE,  Manager  The Nelson Tribune  Founded In 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  PROPRIETORS.  McDonald Block, Baker Street.    Telephone 120.  ADVERTISING RATES. ��� Display advertisements will be inserted in The Nelson Tribune  at the rate of Two Dollars per inch per month.  Legal advertisements will be inserted at the rate  of Ten Cents a line for the first insertion and  Five Cents a line for each additional insertion.  . SUBSCRIPTION RATES.���The Nelson Tribune  will be mailed for $1 a year, payable in advance,  and no subscription will be taken for less than  one year.  Address all communications���  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson. B.C.  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908  "What is locally known as the "sorehead" element of the Liberal-Conservative  party aired their grievances in the party  on last Saturday night. Their one grievance is that an abler man than any of  them appears to be leads the party in  Nelson, and that 75 per cent of the party  follow his lead willingly, knowing that he  leads them to victory and always on issues  that are live, not dead. The Liberal-Conservatives are not of one class, and they  will riot stand for one class ruling them.  ���The class that want to rule, but are lacking in brain-power to accomplish their desire, had better fight in the ranks and  keep quiet and not make fools of themselves ; even David Mark Carley is  "ashamed of them in public.  ��� No government can be a stable one if  it,is dependent on the self-interest of its  members'to keep it in power, and no government has been able to maintain itself  or carry out a policy when its majority is  made up of men who were elected to op-  * pose it. The Semlin government went to  smash less than four years ago for this  reason.'' The Prior government was put  out of business less than a year ago, for  the same reason. The Joly-McBride government cannot last, because it has not a  majority of the members of the legislative  assembly in favor of its lasting.  ���.. ,- .The Liberal - Conservatives of  Nelson  ,  have placed'themselves on record as op-  ''pbsed-to a '^phum" government, even if  such a goyernment is Liberal-Conserva-  '" tive/ Wha, they want is a government  , made'up < of the ablest men in the party.  Every Liberal-Conservative in Kootenay  ' -who'has' the welfare of_the party at heart  will endorse the action taken by the Liberal-Conservative party of Nelson.  Only two out of the twelve members  from'Kootenay-Bonndary will support the  Joly-McBride government. The two are  "Tom" Taylor of Revelstoke and "Bob"  Green of Kaslo.   They are "chums."  The Poplar Nugget.  R. T. Lowery shipped his Nelson plnnt  to Poplar this week and will issue tlie first  number of tho Poplar Nugget on December 4, provided no jumper adverses his  claim. ' The Nugget will no doubt have  ..an eventful career and uiako everyone famous who advertises in it.   When the  '! paper appears tho tnauy friends of its edi-  :  tor in Nelsoi*. .w,ill pan all the gold that its  pages contain and clamor for more. James  W. Grier, one of- the veteran printers of  ' this, coast; will produce tlie typographical  ' triumphs for the new journal,' and push  , the pet- when Lowery is hitting. the trail.  for  news   and business.    The   Tribune  trusts the gold in the Nugget will iiever  grow pale.  Pleased With Their Treatment.  Industrial Canada, a neat publication  isSuM by; the Canadian Manufacturer's  ,,. Association; haH the following to say of  ���Nelson and.-,the treatment accorded  the  members of the'Association when on their  /.tour'Of British Columbia:  "Unfortunately we arrived at Nelson  after dark and left again at 7 o'clock the  next morning. This short stay prevented  the party from seeing the town which is  situated where only fourteen years ago  there was nothing but unattractive rock.  . "Mr. J. J. Campbell of the Hall Mining  & Smelting Co., met the train at Trail  and extended an invitation to visit tho  smelter of his company. While the whole  party could not visit the works, the president and several of the party spent an  hour at the interesting plant.  "The people of Nelson did not allow a  delayed train to interfere with their welcome and on very short notice arranged  an "At Home" in Fraternity Hall. There  was a large turnout of Nelson people and  the kindness of the Nelson ladies in assisting in this very enjoyable function was  very much appreciated. The visitors were  nearly all present and in their travelling  clothes were welcomed and made to feel  at home by the Nelsouites. The dauce  was kept up till morning. A splendid opportunity was given to get acquainted,  and everybody was most kindly looked after. Altogether it was a very happy idea  and the many kindnesses and the pleasure  of meeting at the dance, a form of reception so different from the others received,  will long be remembered. Alderman Selous, W. A. Jowett, and J. M. Lay, president of the Board of Trade arranged this  pleasant and very successful evening's entertainment.  "It was a tired but delighted party that  embarked on Wednesday morniug for the  trip from Nelson to Kootenay Landing.  The weather was wet and cold, but the  cabins were cozy aud the scenery was always unfolding hew wonders. Our train  left two days before at Arrowhead, met  us here and it was welcomed as though  were returning to our homes.  "Rossland and Nelson are distinctive  mining towns. They sprang into importance only a few years ago, and with the  mining development grew and prospered.  Unfortunately, however, the mines as  then operated did not pay, and a reaction  set in, bringing with it a period of hard  times, during which a considerable part  of their business and population was lost.  There is now however a feeling of returning prosperity. The mines are being developed with more scientific methods, and  ore that a few years ago would not be  touched, is now being mined with satisfactory returns. Both towns are now on  a stable basis, with a settled population  and business, and prospects are better than  for some years past."  Boundary News.  On Thursday of last we(*k the sixth furnace at the Granby smelter was blown in  and the, daily tonnage raised from 1200 to  2000 tons, whicli means 64 cars of ore  daily from the company's mines at Phoenix.  The statement is made that the Oro Denoro mine in Summit camp is mining its  ore at a total cost of 40 cents per ton. The  mine is shipping 150 tons daily.  The, Volcanic group on the North Fork  of Kettle river has been taken up by a  company of Michigan capitalists. Some  members of the same company are interested in the Star group in Wellington  camp.  A shipment of 40,104 pounds of ore from  the-Providenceniine-to-the^Trail^smelter"  netted $4403.89, or $220 a ton.  Nearly 400 men are now employed at  the Granby mines. This together with  those employed at the smelter brings the  number up to 700 on tlie payroll of this  company.      Seed Investigation Results for 1903.  The continued investigation into tho  conditions under which agricultural seeds  are sold in Canada has been given a rather  extensive scope during J!J0!J. Iu tlio spring  of thc current year 1112 samples of grass,  clover, flax, cereal, root crop and garden  vegetable seeds were secured from merchants in all parts of Canada and tested  in the seed laboratory, Ottawa. In addition to these 125 samples of grass and  clover seeds were analysed for farmers  and seed merchants. Witli eacli sample  obtained for investigation, information  was enclosed giving the name of the denier  and the place where it was sold, tlio price  per pound or per bushel, and the origin of  the seed. In this connection it is interesting to note that the prices paid by farmers  for grass and clover seeds were no guide  to the actual values of the samples. The  average retail prices per one hundred  pounds of timothy, alsike, and red clover  seeds, as shown by the information cards  received with tlie samples, have been calculated and the results are somewhat surprising. If these are to be taken as a fair  average, we find that in Ontario first grade  timothy sold for $5.8!) per hundred; second grade for $0.24 and lower grade for  $5.52. In Quebec first grade red clover  averaged $15.50; second grade $12.22, and  lower grades $lo.J5. In the Maritime  Provinces alsike of tbe best grade sold for  an average of $17; second grade $10.2.*),  and lower grades $]<i.-li> per hundred  pounds.  In these calculations tho nature of the  impurities contained in the samples was  of courso not taken into consideration.  Samples containing 90 per cent or over .of  good seed were rated as first grade; samples containing between 80 and 90 per  cent as second grade; and samples con-  ���������������������������������+���**���������������������������������  BIG HORN  BRAND  Shirts  Overalls  Denim Pants  Tweed Pants  Cottonade.l'ants  Jumpers  mouses  WE MANUFACTURE.  Cooks' Aprons  and  Caps  Carpenters' Aprons  Waiters' Aprons  Painters' and Plasters' Overalls  Mackinaw Coats  Engineers' Jackets  Mackinaw.Pants  Waiters'Jackets      Tarpaulins  Barbers' Jackets  Gingham Jackets  Mission Flannel  Underwear  Dunnage Bags  Horse Illankets  Tents  Etc., Etc., Etc.  Turner. Beeton &Co+  I.IMITKD,  Wholesale Merchants  Warehouses, Wharf Street, Factory,  Jlastlon Street  VICTORIA,   B.C.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������  taining less than 80 per cent as low grade.  It may be pointed out that no sample of  alsike containing 90 per cent or over of  pure and germinable seed was obtained in  the province of Quebec.  Two hundred, and six samples of timothy seed were analysed and of these 84  contained 90 per cent or over of pure and  germinable seeds. Seventy-two of those  samples contained fewer than 1000 weed  seeds per pound, 102 contained fewer than  5000 and 16 contained more than 10,000.  Out of 1_G samples of alsike that were  analysed only six contained 90 per cent or  over of pure and germinable seed. ���.> Eighteen of them contained fewer than 1000  weed seeds per pound; 07 contained fewer  than 5000,  and 22 contained more than  10,000. ������.-.-������  Two hundred and six samples of red  clover were obtained from small dealers;  and of these 80 samples contained 90 per  cent or over of pure and terminable seed.  Sixty-five of them contained fewer than  LABOR  UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 96, W, F. M.���  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock, in  Miners' Union Hall, northwest corner Baker  and Stanley streets. Wage scale for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50; hammersmen,  $-.25; mine laborers, $3. C. A. Barton, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially Invited.  FOR SALE  Improved Ranch in Lardo  Valley for sale. Address H.  R. Vipond, Trout Lake, B. C.  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUIt-D__R. AIND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work.done   Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postofllce        Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  Geo. iVL Qunn  Maker of first-class hand-made Boots and  Shoes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done. Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Ward St. next newpostofllce bid [Nelson  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron, Ltd,  Real Estate ��"<��  Qeneral Agents  Houston Mock, Josephine Street, NELSON, 11. O.  Kootenay Wire Works Co*  Manufacturers nf Mattresses, Springs,  Pillows, Hcd Lounges, Conches, Upholstering, Turning, Hiiiidsiuvlng, drill  Work and other novelties. Our No. 1  Spring is the best on the market. Ask  for it and take no other.  FRONT STREET NELSON,  11. C  Sewing Machines /Pianos  FOR RENT aud FOR SALE  Old Curiosity Shop,  Josephine Street  Nelson, B.C.  PROSSER'S  Second Hand Store  ���"id China Hall  New and Second Hand Goods of every description bought and sold. See our (.'rockery, and  Glassware.  WESTERN  CANADIAN  KMI'LOVMKNT  AGENCY  Goods   Runted  K*Ii-��t-Clu��i*  Warehouse  Roi-  Storaj-ts  Phone 2U1A  Baker Street, West,  Next iu C.P.R. Ticket Ollice  P.O. Box    8  1000 weed seeds per pound, 125 contained  fewer than 5000, and -15 contained more  than 10,000.  It is well to note that a large proportion  of these samples obtained for investigation were purchased from irresponsible  dealers in villages and small towns. The  reliable seed houses retail large quantities  of high class seeds, but a comparatively-  small number of samples were obtained  direct from these larpe firms. Tlie percentage of samples of #ood quality would  have been much greater if this had been  done.  Seven samples of alsike and fourteen of  red clover seeds were obtained from retail  salesmen in Great Britain. Of these,  three of alsike and five of red clover were  said to be Canadian grown. The analyses  of the Canadian alsike showed au average  of 95.6 per cent of pure and germinable  seeds. The average of the three samples  of alsike which were said to bo English  grown was 04.27 per cent, and the one  German grown sample included in the lot  contained 84.72 per cent of pure and germinable seeds. The latter sample con-"  tained thirteen species of foreign seeds.  Comparing the quality of the Canadian  grown seed obtained from retail dealers in  Great Britain with that of the samples  purchased from retail dealers in Canada,  it would seem that much of our best re-  cleaned alsike and red clover seed is exported. While it is desirable that the  reputation of Canadian grown seeds be  maintained in European markets, it is no  less important that Canadian farmers  should not be further contaminated by  the weed seeds remaining in the screenings and lower grades of seeds which are  left for the home market.  Tne  Sine  trathcona  ��  (formerly Hotel Phair)  B. TOMK1IVS  MANAGKIt  The Leading Hotel of the Kootenays  Good Sample Rooms  Special  Rates  to  Commercial  Men  Stanlev and Victoria Streets.  NELSON  Lakeview Hotel  Corner Vernon and Hall Streets,  NELSON, B.C.     '������''  BEST DOLLAR-A-DAY HOUSE IN NELSON  NO CHINESE EMPLOYED  August Thomas,   Proprietor  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSON;  UNDER   OLD   MANAGEMENT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  The Dining Room is unsurpassed and the  Bedrooms are the best in Nelson. Th. liar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Queen's Hotel  Baker Street, Nelson. B. C.  Lighted by Electricity and  Heated by Hot Air  Large and Comlortable Bedrooms and First-  class Dining Room. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.  RATES ?2 PER DAY  MRS. E. C. CLARKE, Proprietress  madden liouse  THOMAS MADDEN  I'ROPRIETOK  Centrally Located  Electric Llghte  HF.AD'.-ARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  linker and Ward Streets  Nelson B. C,  Tremont House  European and American Plan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms Irom 25 cts. to $1.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE   &  Baker St., Nelson  TREGILLUS  Proprietors  Bartlett  House  Josephine St.,  Nelson, U. 0.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Diiy House  in Nelson  The Bar is the Finest  GEO.  W.  BARTLETT,  Proprietor  NOTICE.  In the matter of an application for a duplicate  of a Certilicale of Title lo the South 7;'> feet of lot  10, hloek 38, in the town of Nelson und purl (,'l  fuel frontage on Lutlnier street) of lot 7, block ti,  Nelson city (inap 4��ii.) Notice is hereby giveii that  it is my intention to issue attlieexpimtion of one  month from thu first publication hereof a duplicate of the -ertiflcnte of Title to the above mentioned hind In the name of Annie Liester,  which certilieiitu Is dated the 8th day of September, ISDII, mid numbered 2311K.  H. F. MACLEOD,  Land Registry Oflice, DistriotKegtstrar  Nelson, B.C., 13th November, 1903.  SALE   OF   LANDS  Fo* Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Nelson Assessment District,  Province of British Columbia.  I hereby give notice that on Monday, the seventh day of December, A. D.' 1903, a-^the^hour  of twelve o'clock noon at the Court House, Nelson, I shall sell at public auction the lj-nchThereinafter set out of the persons iu said list hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes unpaid by  said persons on the 31st day of December, 1902 and for interest, costs and expenses, including  the cost of advertising said sale :  HUME ADDITION TO NELSON.  NAME OF PERSON ASSESSED  Bain, Mrs. Grace..  Paulson, P. A   Crickmay, E.J   Hargraves, George  Bremner, D   DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY  Colbert, John   Parker, Hon. Sidney...  Schnltz, Samuel D   Schultz, Samuel D   Schultz, Samuel D   Schultz, Samuel D   Murray, Thomas and Patr  Jacoby, Henry   Jacoby, Henry   Mansfield Manufacturing  Manstleld Manufacturing  Mansfield Manufacturing  Dunlevy, Peter C   Mansfield Manufacturing  Fell, James F   Colbert, John   Jacoby, Henry   Fell, James F   Schultz, Samuel  Schultz, Samuel  Smith, Henry B..  Schultz, Samuel D    Colbert, John   Schultz, Samuel 1)   Bend rait, James   Schultz, Samuel D   Schultz, Samuel D   Fell, James F   Jacobv, Honrv   Ellis, Wm. H   Schultz, Samuel D   Fleming. Sidney Alf...  Smith, Henry D   Fell, James F   Jacoby, Henry   rick..  Co.  Co.  Co.  Co.'  D   D   Frame, Christina R   Driscoll, Mary R..   McRae, John   McLauclilan, Herbert L  Schultz, John A   Hardie, Mrs. Isabel   Doherty, James   Christie, C. D.J.   Clarke, Annie and Edw  Christie, C. D. J   Lots 2 and 3, block 9, lot 90   "   17 and E .'. lot 18, block 10, lot 90   "   2 block 17, lot 96   "   2 and 3, block 23, lot 90   Lots 4, 5 and C, block 38, sub-division I, UK  FAIRVIEW ADDITION TO NELSON,  Lot  1, block 1, lot 58a   " 11, block 1, lot 58a '.  Lots 1 and 2, block 2, lot 58a   "   1 and 2, block 4, lot 58a'.'   " 12, block 7, lot 58a   "11 and 12, block 13, lot 58a   "   3 and 4, block 15, lot 58a   Lot  7, block, 15, lot 58a   Lots 9,10, 11, and 12, block 15, lot 5Sa '.'.  "   S to 17, block 17, lot 58a   "   3 and 1, block IU, lot 58a   "   �� to l��, block 19, lot 58a   Lot   1, block 21, lot 58a   Lots 2 and 3, block 21, lot 58a   " 21 and 22, block 22, lot 58a '  " 23 and 21, block 22, lot 58a   " 3 and I, block 23, lot 58a   Lots 13 and 14, block 23, sub-division'sSA.!.'  1 to 5 block 32, sub-division 58a   18 to 22 block 32, sub-division 58a   Lot    3, block 33, sub-division 58a   15, block 33, sub-division 58a   Lots  1 and 2, block 31, sub-division 58a ....  Lot  12, block 35, subdivision 58a   15,     "     35,  8.     "     37, " ������...'."..'"."  13,     "     37, " "   '  Lots 23 and 21, block 3S, sub-divislou 58a. ...  Lot    9, block 3'J, sub-division 58a   1,    "      46, " "   ..  24,     "      4(>, " <���   ..'".   Lots 3 mid I, block 47, sub-division 58a '.  Lot  20, block 17, sub-division 58.\   Lots 13 and II, block 4(1, sub-division 58a   Lot  12, block 50, sub-division 58a   SUBDIVISIONS OE LOT  1,32, GROUP  Delinquent  Taxes  Costs  and Expenses  Taxes  Interest  9  CO  1  10  200  11  20  1  30  o  00  C>  10  70  200  o  40  30  200  3  ill  35  >>  00  Total  12 7<T*,  14 50 1  9 10 ,*- Subdivision of  4|70 I     9(1, (i. 1.  8 5.V  Lot  1  IU)  20  o  00  3:80*^  555  3  20  35  2  00  1  (10  20  <>  oo  3 80  2  80  30  ����  (X)  5  10  T  00  20  ���>  00  :i  811  2  80  30  ���>  00  ;>  10  2  80  30  �����  00  0  10  T  40  15  ��>  (HI  II  55  5  SO  (15  ')  (HI  8  45  20  00  2  25  '>  (HI  24  25  _  SO  30  <>  00  5  10  o  011  05  ���t  (X)  8 25  1  40  15  2  00  3 55  ���>  40  30  ���>  00  I  70  2 80  30  o  00  5  10  3100  30  ���>  (HI  5  35  280  311  ���>  IX)  5  111  2 80  30  2  (X)  0  10  0  40  70  2  IX)  9  10  o  00  ;*>  ���>  (X)  i  55  1  20  15  o  (H)  3  35  1  20  15  2  (XI  3  35  2  80  30  o  (K)  .���)  10  1  00  10  >>  (X)  3  10  811  10  '1  00  �����  INI  I  20  15  o  (X)  3  35  1  20  15  ��)  (HI  3  35  1  80  20  ���>  IX)  I  00  i  00  10  ��>  (X)  3  10  80  10  ���>  (X)  ��>  IXI  1  00  10  ���>  00  3  10  <>  00  25  I)  (X)  4  25  1  1)0  10  ���t  (X)  3  10  1  (10  20  *>  00  3  80  80  10  2  00  o  wy  ��� Subdivision  of Lot  58a, ti, 1.  ard.  Criddle, Percy   Criddle, Percy..... :...  Ambrose, E. G.   Johnson, Emil...   O'Kell, Arthur   Mallandaine, Edward   Johnson, Herman   O'Kell, Arthur..;   Hunt, George A...   O'Kell, A   Lynch, I)   Meagher, George   Mallandaine, Edward   Mallandaine, lid ward   Mallandaine, Kdward   Neelands, Hamilton George.  Smith, C. F   Benny, Glenn M.  Beadles, W. F. estate of   Erickson, Andrew   Feeny, William   Gille, James M   Rossland Great Western Mines, Limited.  Lot  11, block 5, sub-division 1.182  Lots   3, 4, 5 and   (I, block 8, sub-division 1,182..  "    7,8,9 and 10,    "    8,  Lot    2, block 18, sub-division U82   "     ���**,      "     18, ". "    .      .  "      1,      "    20, " .,        "    "   "  Lots  (i, 7 and 8, block 21, sub-division i.182 '.'...  "     7, S and 9,     "    22, " "  "     3 and I, block 31, sub-division i.JSJ..'."..  Block A, sub-division 1.182   TOWN OF CRESTON.  Lot  11, block 44, sub-division 1.525   "     8,    "      45, " ��  S 12 ft. lot 8, block"49a, sub-division r/>25   Lot    8. block 49, sub-division 1.525   "   14,     "      50, " "    ..  " ���'. ������  35,      "     .. ..::..:;.;;..  TOWN OFiaTCHENER.  Lot    7, block  1, sub-division 251(1   "     8,    "        1, ....       Lots 11 and 12, block 1, sub-division 251(1....  Lot    0, block 3, sub-division 251(1   "     *'.    "     3,             "           -     ...      .  Lots  8 and 9, block 3, sub-division 2540 !   SUBDIVISIONS OF LOT 812,  GROUP 1  140 acres, block 27, sud-division 1.812   0  10    " "28,        '   " "      c,  40     " "     29, " ... ' (j  "j "     " 30,     ������      ���. ::::::::::;.:: �����  SUBDIVISIONS OF LOT 891,  GROUP 1.  .180 acres, block 21 and 22, sub-division J891 1      12100  SUBDIVISIONS OF LOT 892,  GROUP 1.  40 acres, block 19, sub-division 892  35 acres in sec. 1, Tp. 15, U237   "    ' 1,   "   15,     "   ....  13, UiSfi  1  20  15  o  00  3'35-\  5  20  IU)  o  (X)  7 80  .')  20  00  <t  (X)  7  SO  3  20  35  o  (X)  o  55  I  00  10  .)  00  3  10 1.  80.  1  00  20  2  00  3  3  20  35  ���t  00  o  55  3  20  35  ���)  (K)  ;t  55  1  SO  55  o  (X)  i  35)  35j  1  80  55  2  00  7  Subdivisions Lot 182  Ci.'l.  1  00  10  0  00  3  B0  05  ���>  00  <>  (U)  05  2  IXI  ���>  1  00  20  2  00  3  SO  10  >t  00  0  4  00  45  2  00  (1  05  (15 |_ Cr  32  03  0  00  2  32  03  <>  (XI  <>  80  10  2  (X)  'i  SO  10  0  00  ���t  8(1  10  <>  IX)  .>  1  00  20  ,    2  00  3  Creston.    Subtlivls-  80 I   ; ions Lot 525, 0.1.  90  ���fc-J  35V  35 I  90 _ Kitchener. Subdi-  "*    visions Lot 25-10, G. 1.  00  05  0  00  s  00  (15  ����  00  8  00  05  <��  00  8  00  115  0  00  8  Chisholm, Abe   Miller, Mary Ann   Miller, Mary Ann   Bell, J   J   Williamson, John F   Cerlllion, A. F. and Sivier, Peter.  Sivier, Peter   Kogeis, J. 1*   Rogers, J. P   Bassett & Lamb   Parker, Robert II   Rohnl, Peter   Klaveno, Mrs. Kate   Bassett, A   White, R   Klass, Joseph   Patterson it Sanderson   Hudson, Mrs. Lizzie O   Strand ridge it Shaw ._..���_.:.���.  "Pattersoiiit SandersonTtrfrrr.Trrf  Patterson A Sanderson   Patterson & Sanderson   Patterson it Sanderson   Hudson, Lizzie O ;   Latham, Arthur   Bourgoine, Jos. B   Johnson, Douglas F   Klaveno, Peter....  Boremell it Odair.  Welch, Thomas   Smith, H. B   Sandstcad, Chas...  Ritehler, August..  Watson, William..  Dow, John W   Selous, Harold   Beer H ros   Tolmlu, R. F. and Edwards, J. W.  Copeland, 1). A   Wing, Ah   Turner, John A    "    4,5, 8,9, Tp 15, 1,1237 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.  I    "      "   "   28 and 33, Tp. 17, 1.1242   TOWN OF YMIR.  Lots  1 and 2, block 7, Tp. 17, M242, BC   ..    .  Lot    1, block   9, Tp. 17, U2I2, 11C   0  00  651  0  00  8  1  32  151  2  00  3  1  12  13  2  IX)  3  5  24  CO  ����  00  7  15  00  1  70  2  00  18  111  95  1  90  2  00  20  13,  II,  10,  11,  13,  12,  17,  20,  17  Hi  n,  17,  n,  17  Lots 10 and 17, block 20, Tp. 17,1.1242, lie''.  Lot  20, block 20, Tp. 17, 1.1242, 11C .    ..  "    10,     "     21,   "   17,     "     "    ������".  1     8,     "     23,   "   17,     "     "  Lot  15, block 21, 1.1242, nO        '     0,      "     25.     "       "         '    *"  ��,  H,  12,  4,  H,  "12,  '     25,  25,  25,  ; 20,  .=2C,_,  20, ���  Lots 15 and 10, block 20, 1.1242. BC ..  "      1    "      2,      "      27,      "  ' 15   "    10,     "     27,     "       "  .      j    ��     2,     "     28,     "  Lot 11, block 28, 1.1242, 11O   ���1 ioi       ..     29,     "  '     3,      "    G,     "      " ..".   Lot  9, block,  3, Tp. 14, 1(8, 1,1237   I,     '��� I,   "   14,   "     "       ���.     " I,   "   II,   "     "       8,     "       10,   "   14,   "      "       Lots 9 and 12, block 10, Tp. 14, 118 1.1237  Lot    C, block, 11, Tp 14, 118, 1,1237  11. "   11, " 11, " " ...';..;  Bloc  N, K.  Lot  Mcl-cnnnii, Duncan..  Fennel, Mrs. M. I   Chambers, W. L   Tall it Paterson   Chambers, W. L   White, Mrs. Elizabeth  Albano, J   Klaveno.Mrs. Lizzie..  Oleson, Swan   Strickland, Wm. E....  Henderson, Murdock  Lot.  Lots  Lot  Lots  Lot  521 G1, 1C0 acres   2512 Gl, 115 ucres '...'".   1315GI, ISCacres     873 GI, Il-0 acres '...'.'.'.'.['.'.'.'".I"  k I, Ia, 2 and .'I, sub. lot 222, 15 acres...!.  . corner block II, sub-division 222,5.', ac.  229 G1, 73 acres , .*   TOWN OF SALMO.  20, block   I, Mill-division I- 200a   C,     "       5, " "   1.  12 and 13, block  5, sub-dlvlsion'i'.'20'tiA'.'.  1    "      2,     "     I-', " ���>   1.  9   "     10,     "      12, " "..    "  23, block 13, sub-division 1. 20C.A '.'.  1] and 12, block II, sub-division I. 200a..  1 /, block 29, sub-division 1. 200a ...:   11, "     C,    12, "      C,          13, "     I), " ....        C5*l  05 I Subdivisions of Lot  05 f    812, G. 1.  1'35||        2:00||      15135 \ Subdivisions of Lot  III Ml I    j"     891, G. 1  05 \ Subdivisions of Lot  /     892.  4 70**  170  4 25  3 80  3 80  4 25  4 25  3 80  5  80  90  80  80  80  80  80  70  70  80  00  25  80  35  25  35  70,/  00*1  90  1(1  10  5  10  00.  25  91  29  11  :i5  17  09  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  00  (XI  00  00  00  00!  00  !00  !00  100  !()0  MX)  MX)  !00  2 00  2 00  I  200  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  200  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  200  2.00  Ymir. Subdivisions  Lot 1243, G. 1.  - Ymir.  40  05  00  0  ���I5*\  .*  III  30  00  4  70  80  10  00  *��  90  811  111  IMI  .t  9:i  80  III  IMI  .1  90  40  05  (XI  2  45  811  Id  Oil  *>  90  40  05  (X)  .;  15  CO  05  (X)  .1  0;>  (ill  05  (XI  .>  li.)  40  05  (X)  2  +v  Salmo.  Subdivision  Lot 20dA, G. 1.  Dated at Nelson, B. C,  October 29th, 1903.  ROBERT A. RENWICK,  Assessor and Collector, Nelson District, West Kootenay.  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OP  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  Certificate of  Improvements.  NOTICE  Tut up ln Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Oflice: Latimer Street, Nelson, B c.  TIMBER NOTICK.  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 and earrv  awav timber from tlie following described land:  Commencing at 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, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  cliains, thence south 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 040 acres.  Dated, Sept. 22, 1903. M. E. KOCH  The Alhambra Fractional Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located: On the west slope  of Gold Hill, on Fugle creek.  Take notice, that 1, I'eter Edmond Wilson, Free  Miner's Certilicate No. B80757, as agent for John  F. Swedbeig, Free Miner's Certificate No. 58282,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply  to the mining recorder for a certilicate of improvement, for tlie purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 19th day of September, A.D. 1903.  P. E. WILSON.  Certificate  of Improvements.  NOTICE.  R and L and Corinthian mineral claims, situate in lhe;Goa-*'Klver mining division of West  Kootenay district. Where located : On the east  side of K'ootenay.lake, at tlie mouth of Crawford  bay.  Take Notice��tliat I, John McLatchie, acting as  agent, for 0. G. Major, official administrator  (trustee of the estate of R. D. Munro), Luzetta  Field, free miner's certilicate No. B48247, and  Charles M. Field, free, miner's certificate No. ���  B48240, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  erown grants to the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance  of such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 4th day of September, A.D. 1903.  JOHN McLATCHIE.  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  "Agness" mineral claim, situate in the Nelson  mining division of West Kootenay district.  Where located : Near the Arlington Mine, Erie.  Take Notice that I, John D. Anderson, P. L. S.,  of Trail, B.C., agent for William Connolly, free  miner's certilicate No. B58512, and Edward  Walshe, free miner's certilicate No. B75499, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the mining recorder for a certilicate 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 of improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of September, A.D. 1903.  J. D.ANDERSON. The Nelson Tribune  ���IM?  ���&&  '���IK*  *^^*  *���?/$���  =$&���*  ���IM*  ���UHt  ���iHifc  -JMfc  ���IM!?  ���1MS*  ���IM?  *^&*  ���IM?  -jM*  ���1M?.  an*  ���1M?  ����-.  ���IM?  -$&*  ���IM?  ���^���fc*  ���IM?  $&  ���HM?  ���34*  ���IM?  ���$��-  ���IM?  ���IM?  &&  -IM?  ���*&���  -�����&  ���IM?  e Great Northern Mines, Ltd.  A Consolidation of the Following Gold Properties:  The Lticfcy Jack Group:    Poplar Creek  The Swede Group :    Poplar Creek  The Oyster-Criterion Group:    Fish River and Pool Creek  The Imperial Group:    Fish River and Pool Creek  The Lade Group:    Gainer Creek  The Strathcona Group s    Silver Cup Mountain  Twenty-One Claims of Valuable Gold Mining Property*  CAPITAL. :   $1,500,000  In Shares of the Par Value of One Dollar  DIRECTORS  W. B. POOL, President of the Ophir-Lade Mining Syndicate, Limited, Ferguson.  W.'F. COCHRANE, The Cochrane Ranche Co., Ld., Macleod, Alberta.  F. W. GODSAL, Ranche Owner, Cowley, Alberta.  ���I. J. YOUNG, M.L.Ai., President, The Herald Co., Ld., Calgary, Alberta.  T. KILPATRICK, Superintendent, C. P. R., Revelstoke, B. C.  E. M. MORGAN, Locator of the Lucky J ack Mine, Poplar, B. C.  JAMES LADE, Mine Superintendent, Camborne, B. C.  B. CRILLEY, Assitant Manager Ophir-L ade Mining    Syndicate, Ld., Ferguson.  HEAD OFFICE .��.   FERGUSON, B. C.  BRANCH OFFICES .Poplar Creek, B. C, Camborne, B. C.  BANKERS Imperial Bank of Canada, Ferguson,  SOLICITOR AND SECRETARY   Robert Hodge, Ferguson, B. C.  The promoters of the Great Northe  feel that they are presenting a proposit  of mining, and one in which the few w  allotted to them may well feel that the  est gold mines ever discovered.  Every man who reads has heard of  of the Lucky Jack, at Poplar Creek. T  should have lain for years on a well-kn  dreds of prospectors���even having a rai  at last by the men from whom this Co  It is a case of truth being stranger tha  The Company's second acquisition, t  smith and Gold Hill claims, (over 100 a  bigger and richer property.  It is an accepted fact among minin  duce more than two or three great min  three great gold properties, and the Gr  of them;  rn'Mines, Limited, have every reason to  ion which stands unique in the history  ho are fortunate enough to have shares  y have an interest in,some of the rich-  the sensation created by the discovery  hat a claim of^such unheard of richness  own line of travel, passed over by hun-  lroaid built through it���to be discovered  mpany bought it, is almost incredible,  n fiction.  he Swede Group, comprising the Gold-  cres), is, in the opinion of many, an even  g men that a camp does not usually pro-  es. In the Poplar Creek camp there are  eat Northern Mines, Limited, owns two  A   COINSOI-JDATIOIN  The promoters of this' Company ha  famous Nettie L. and Silver Cup mines  experience of nearly ten years mining a  which time they have organized several  able properties, in each case with marke   -Having acquired several of the mos  British Columbia, the promoters decid  organized company, and place on the m  block of the stock at par.   Hence this  The consolidation includes the folio  ;-'desci,ibed"ir_ another part of this pros  ve in the past successfully operated the  in the Lardeau.   They can point to an  nd prospecting in this district, during  companies, and developed many valu-  d success.  t notable free milling gold groups in  ed to consolidate them in one big, solidly  arket, for a limited time only, a small  prospectus.  wing properties, which are more fully  pectus:  Gainer  Creek   Property-  No. 1.���OLIVE MABEL  GOLDENVILLE  -FOUNDATION  ANNIE  L.  OPHIR  -^^^=T-WO-AND-A-HALFf-  FAMOUS  Crown granted; partially developed;  contain rich, free milling and telluride  ore.  Surveyed for Crown Grant.  Fish   Creek:   Properties  No. 2.���OYSTER  CRITERION  MASCOT  GOLD BUG  No. 3.���ROSSLAND  IMPERIAL  BALFOUR  Claims all Crown Granted; developed,  and stamp mill, etc., erected, ready to  mine and pay dividends this year.  Crown Granted and partially developed; adjoining above group and Eva  mine.  Ferguson   Property  No. 4.���STRATHCONA.  TRIUNE FRACTION  Assessments completed to date.  Poplar Creek  Properties  No. r,.���LUCKY JACK  LUCKY  THREE  LITTLE PHIL  No. 0.���GOLDSMITH  GOLD HILL  Surveyed, and Crown Grants applied  for.  Will  be Crown  Granted as  soon  as  possible.  THB   COMPANY'S   POLICY  It is the intention of .the Company to actively develop all these valuable properties and sell such of them as they do not wish to mine themselves, either  to outside capitalists or to subsidiary companies to be formed by the parent  Company, the proceeds going to the shareholders of the Great Northern Mines,  Limited.  Description  of Property-  No. 1, embracing seven claims (a claim is about 52 acres) and well known  throughout the province as the Lade Group,   is situated   on  Gainer. Creek,  14  miles above Ferguson.  A tunnel 112 feet long has been run and a shaft sunk on the ore. Five tons  of the ore shipped to the smelter gave returns of $1,100 to the ton, in free gold.  Frequent assays of ore from other par ts of the claims have more than confirmed this high value, running from $200 to if-,200, and from picked samples  as high as $11,340 to the ton.  The property is traversed by a main ledge, eight to twelve feet wide, and  several smaller veins carrying high values in free gold and telluride, similar  to the rich ores of Cripple Creek, Colorado. In the Lade Group the present  promoters were satisfied from assays, d evelopment work and thorough investigation, that they had a property as rich as any in British Columbia; but on  account of the, distance from transpor tation, and the altitude (over 8,000 feet)  they decided to let it lie until a more co nvenient season, and in the meantime  acquired other gold claims from which quicker returns could be obtained.  A  Complete  iVline  No. 2, consisting of seven claims, has been purchased from the Ophir-Lade  Mining Syndicate, aud is a gold mine in full working order. - It is situated on  Fish River and Pool Creek, 1500 feet ab ove Camborne, and only six miles from  a daily steamboat landing at the head of Arrow Lake. On this property, the  Ophir-Lade Syndicate has completed, at a cost of about $24,000, 1500 feet of  tunnels, cross cuts and other development work. It has also, at an approximate  cost of $35,000, installed one of the most complete and best constructed outfits  of machinery in the province, including a 10-stamp Fraser & Chalmers' quartz  mill, rock crusher, Frue vanners, air compressor and drills, aerial tramway, two  Pelton water wheels (300 horse power), assay office, and all necessary buildings.  For a description of this property, the Directors have pleasure, in referring  to the report of Mr. A. H. Gracey, mining engineer of Nelson, made in 1901.  At that time Mr. Gracey was Manager of the Eva mine. Space does not allow  the reproduction of his report in full, but the following extracts will give a fair  idea of this property:  GEOLOGY.  ��� "The country rock of the neighborh ood is metamorphic in character, but  may be called in general a talc schist, with probably some chlorite present. A  belt of this formation extends many miles in an East and West direction, and,  so far, the free gold discoveries in this district are mostly confined to this belt.  VEINS  AND  CHARACTERISTICS.  Exposed on the property at the present time are two well defined veins of  free gold bearing quartz, which have been opened up on the surface by cuts,  etc., for considerable distances. The Oyster vein (on the Oyster claim) strikes  N. 60 degrees W. and pitches into the mountain at an angle of 57 degrees from  the horizontal. It has a width/where exposed, of from 8 to 25 feet, a large  portion of which is solid quartz.  "The Criterion vein (on the Criterion claim) has been exposed by open  cuts for a distance of about 400 feet. The strike is due East and West (magnetic) , and the surface cuts show a wi dth of vein of from 3 to 17 feet. The  vein is composed of solid quartz, carrying its chief values in free gold, associated at some points with a little iron pyrites and galena. The following  assays are of samples carefully taken from this vein by myself:  "1. Average chipped across both ends at collar of shaft, $18 gold per ton.  "2. Average ore from bottom of shaft, $21.60.  "3. Average chipped across big cut, 17 feet wide, $4.50 per ton.  :   "4. Average chipped across cut No. 3, 4 feet wide, solid quartz, $3.20 per  ton.   There are in this cut some rich seams showing free gold, which are not  included in sample.  "Selected samples from these cuts gave assays running from $478.20 to  $2,601.40 per ton.  "A large amount of exceedingly rich ore has been found, especially at the  -point-where=the-shaf Hs^belng-sunkr^���^"-" '  "Intersecting this gold bearing qu artz vein is a smaller vein of galena and  iron from 12 inches to 24 inches wide. This has been stripped for over 60 feet  and is particularly well defined and regular. Average samples of this vein  give values as follows:  Gold   $22.80  Silver 25.2 oz.  Lead  ��27.6 per cent.  "Although these veins are not dev eloped to any extent, they are all exceptionally promising, especially the Criterion vein. They are all well defined and  with every appearance of permanency, and warrant a thorough development.  "The facilities for cheap mining and milling are excellent. The veins can  be worked to depths of hundreds of feet from tunnel levels. There is an abundance of timber suitable for all'mining purposes on the property, while for  power purposes a record for 300 miners' inches of water has been secured in  Pool Creek at the foot of the mountain."  Immediate   Returns   Expected  In the course of a few days it. is expected that the stamp mill at this  mine will bo producing bullion in -sufficient quantify to pay immediate dividends.  Another Good Property-  No. 3. The Imperial, Balfour and Rossland claims, lying on Lexington  mountain, immediately between tliree working mines, the Eva. the Cholla, the  Oyster-Criterion. There are on tlio property three well defined quartz ledges,  showing free gold on the surface. A 50-foot tunnel has been run on the Imperial. It is run on the ledge and free gold was encountered throughout tis  entire length.  The large amount of development work done both on the Eva and Oyster-  Criterion had proved that the rich gold values on this mountain continue and  even improve with depth. At the 700-foot level on the Eva, close to the line  of this group, some of the richest ore on the mountain has been struck. The  workings of both of these well known mines are close to the property of the  Great Northern. The main ledges on the property inn into the 0/st.er-CriUrion  ground.  The tramway and air pipe of the Oyster-Criterion run over the property,  and the Eva tramway cuts across one corner.  The whole of Lexington Mountain is a mass of ledges of free milling quartz,  and the Great Northern Company have every reason to believe they own one  of the richest portions of the hill.  A meeting of the shareholders of the Ophir-Lade Syndicate is being called  to formally ratify the sale of that company's property'*to the Great Northern.'  Two .Potential . Claims  No. 4 property consists of the Strathcona full claim, and the Triune fraction, lying on Silver Cup Mountain, near Ferguson, between the .Triune and  the Cromwell, both of which have been proved by extensive work to be rich  in gold. The Triune has shipped a large amount of ore, averaging about $240  to the ton. The Cromwell has made a shipment to the Trail smelter, representing 13 days' work for two men, and  yielding as follows:  Gold, 5.76 oz per ton.   Total value (after deducting 5 per cent.) .'...$722.53  Silver, 18.1 oz. per ton; - Total value, (after deducting 5 per cent)     71.24  Smelting charges  Net Proceeds  $793.97  ..     79.22  ...$714.55 *  The  Great L,ucky Jack  No. 5. The Lucky Jack has been so  has created such a sensation in mining  ing mining journals, that the directors f  further. The group comprises three cl  Creek, and with the Lardeau branch of  through it.  No less than seven ledges have bee  The main ledge,-containing thephe  the world, cuts.the mountain vertically,  tunnel is now being run at the lowest w  ber 12th it was. in 50 feet, and the ore h  values throughout.  Timber, water power, tunnelling sit  economical mining are at hand.  It is interesting to note that the m  placer gold in the sixties and from the  a large quantity of gold was taken ou  to locate the source of the gold.  The company has already taken ste  sary machinery for quickly mining out  verting it into dividends for the share  much talked of since its discovery, and  circles, being described in all the lead-  eel it almost unnecessary to say much  aims, situated at the mouth of Poplar  the Canadian Pacific Railway running  n discovered on it, all carrying free gold,  nomenal showing' whicirhas astonished  and is from 18 inches to 6 feet wide. A  orkable point on the ledge. On Septem-  as been found to retain its sensational  es, and  every natural    advantage for  outh  of Poplar  Creek was  mined ior  amount of work done, it is evident' that  t, but it remained for the present owners  ps to instal a stamp mill and all neces-  the wealth of the Lucky Jack and con-  holders.  JUast But Best  No. 6. Though enough has been sai  most sceptical, there is still better to f  Words fail to describe the phenome  Briefly, however, it may be stated,  Goldsmith and Gold Hill, being a conti  higher up on the mountain, thus furni  ing the ledges to be mined to a depth of  There are, as far as known to date  carrying from an ounce to over a hund  .and_besides^-this,=there-are-rich-deposits  indicated by the following certificate g  Poplar and Trout Lake City, after test  d in the foregoing to satisfy even the  ollow.  nal  richness  of the "Swede"  group.  that it consists of two full claims, the  nuation of the Lucky   Jack and lying  shing better tunnelling sites and enabl-  nearly 2000 feet, without sinking.  , nearly a dozen   ledges on the claims,  red thousand dollars per ton iii free gold  -of-galena=and-teIlurideon-the-claimsras"i  iven by Mr. J. McLellan,    assayer, of  ing the ore:  Galena,   etc.  Gold ozs.  per ton.      Value.  . 24.02 $480.40  Silver, ozs.  per ton.   Value.  90.70 $50.79  Total value  per ton.  $531.19  Telluride ore from the Lucky Jack    and    Swede   groups, assayed by Mr,  McKillop, assayer, of Nelson, gave returns of from $1700 to $6540.  Statements   Accurate  The promoters of this company are  and occupying such positions that the  with any other than legitimate mining  Every statement in this prospectu  ledge of their responsibility as directo  active and legitimate mining for many  gone tomorrow. They expect to stay w  tish Columbia what she is destined to  tries of the world.  In the expectation of making the G  mining companies on the continent, th  into this consolidation.    Not a single c  The expense of operating and man  especially as the same economical meth  ized the promoters of the Ophir-Lade a  them  to achieve signal  success  in  the  men well known in Western Canada,  y cannot afford to connect their names  ventures.  Svis made advisedly, with a full know-  rs.    The   promoters   have   engaged   in  years.    They are not here today and  ith  mining, and assist in making Bribe���one of the greatest mining coun-  reat Northern one of the strongest  ey have thrown all their gold properties  laim or interest has been held back,  agement will be comparatively small,  ods will prevail which have character-  nd Nettie L., and which have enabled  past.  Strictly   Limited  The company will under no consi deration sell more than one hundred  thousand shares, and the proceeds will be used strictly for development purposes and paying for plant and  machinery.  The shares arc of the par value of one dollar, and are offered for a  limited time only at that figure. They are fully paid, non-assessable, and  carry no further liability whatever.  The directors reserve the right to allot shares according to priority of  application, or in the event of the shares being over subscribed, to allot  them pro rata.  APPLICATION   FOR   SHARES  Application for shares, accompanied by payment in full, should be made to the Imperial Bank of Canada,  or the Secretary of the Company, Ferguson, B.C.  FERGUSON,   B.C., September 2i, 1903.  .5*.  f-l  ~f*\ I The Nelson Tribune  The J* E Ashdown Hardware Co., Ltd.  Importers   and  Dealers in  Shelf  and   Heavy  HARDWARE  Tinware and  Graniteware  Stoves and  Ranges  BAKER ST.  Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Portland Cement,  T-Rails, Ore Cars, Sheet Steel, Crescent,  Canton and Jessop's Drill Steel : : : : :  NELSON  Preserving Peaches   |  "We  are  now  receiving regular  consignments of the X  Crawford Freestone Peach direct from Weuatchee. Prices X  have touched  rock  bottom   for this season, so do not de- i  lay in ordering your supply. i  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Limited. 1  = NELSON,   B. C.   X  wwwwwvwwww*w+w++w+w+w+wv<w*ww+4rwww+ww+wwwwwww+vwwwwww+w+  We have just received two large consignments of  Domestic and       f/���%-_   to   _& 1       Perfumed and  Imported per  box Unscented  The best in assortment and quality ever brought into |f|  the Kootenays.    We have a few sample cakes of "In- |��|  ' fant's Delight" left, to be given away.    The only soap ||  - for the baby. HI  SEE OUR WINDOW       . S  Wholesale and Retail  Groceries, Crockery and Glassware  P.O. Box 49*5 *'    Aberdeen Block, Nelson Telephone 8  Oora  Mora  P   *' -1'  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Sealers In  Coffee, Teas, Spices, taking, Powder, and  Flavoring Extracts.  ���   0UR GOODS arc 'Mn'e An^ selected from the best in the -various  i . - ���������������' = tines.   In order to get the best, please buy from us  ��� j ' direct^ -nnd foe guarantee satisfaction.   (Address,  Telephone 177  Coffee Co.  Nelson, 'B.C.  P. O. Box 182  C WTO IT 17    ���  ���   Tackett Cigar Co's j  Monogram  01Y1V*SI\..____   3  ��   Union Lalbej Qgars \  Marguerite  George E. Tttckett's Cigarettes j Karnack  Only Union-Made Cigarette in Canada    (    T.  CC  J3��  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for British Columbia.  Vancouver,   H.C  We carry a very large  Stock of  ��y     The Latest I'utto  Come and make your choice  Before Houie Cleaning   .  Linoleums  |SEE    OUR   GO"CARTS  All prices.   We can suit you.  D.   Mc ARTHUR   &   CO.  Furniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  c/lrtbur Gee  cMerchani 'Tailor  HAS ON HAND HIS STOCK OK  Fall  and   Winter Goods  cAs heretofore they are of  the best quality and latest  designs.  Tremont Block  Baker Street  JUST AKKiVED  New Fall Goods  OF TIIK  LATEST FASHIONS  Scotcli   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathcona  aud Belwurp Serges.    A line line  of Pautings of tlio latest styles  Prices to suit the times. Call and see them.  John Smallwood  Ward Street  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Ketail  Booksellers and  Stationers  cArtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  cMimeographs  Photographic Supplies  cMusical Instruments  MKK-llANT TAILOK  Morley &Co+ Nelson, B.C  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  Dr. G. A. B. Hall left for tho Coast on  Monday on business.  Tliere will be a grand opening at the  Manhattan this evening.  James Macdonell, the well-known railroad contractor, townsite owner, and  rancher of East Kootenay, was in Nelson  for ii few days this week getting in touch  with civilization.  A number of men arrived in Nelson during the week from the Ymir mine, They  say material reductions have been made  in tho working force at the property, but.  no reason for the reduction appears to  have been given.  Captain Fraser has resumed his duties  ou steamer Kooteuay on the Columbia  river after speudiug two or three weeks at  the. coast. "When at Vancouver he met  John Oholditch and 4*jl other people who  formerly lived in Nelson.  John P. Wells has moved his family  from Nelsou to Greenwood, where he will  make his home. He will have charge of  one of the C.P.R. ore trains running to  the Greenwood smelter. Mrs. Wells and  the children left for their new home on  Monday.  HJacob Dover has left for the capital. He  will do what he can to assist the owners  of the Lucky Jack in their efforts to secure such amendments to the mining laws  of the province as will make it impossible  to stake placer claims o\er the top of  ground held under the mineral act.  ; Nelson merchants report au advanced  improvement in retail trade during the  past week aud the outlook for the holiday  season is generally conceded to be most  promising. The increase in the outside  sales is marked, whicli goes to show due  appreciation of the fact that Nelson merchants carry the best stock iu the interior.  The sixth annual celebration of the Nelson Caledonian Society will be held on  Miondayuext, St. Andrew's Day. The  banquet will take place at the Strathcona  hotel and host Tompkins will make the  effort of his life. There will be some  Scotch whisky and haggis.   -  E. Rammelmeyer, wlio is operating the  Fern mine under lease aud bond, returned to Nelsou this week. He will not  attempt to run the mill at the property  this winter, as the heavy snowfall generally adds considerably to the cost of operations. Contracts will probably be let for  the breaking down of ore in the mine during the winter so that an early start can  be made with the mill in the spring.  About 200 persons took in the glove contest in the opera house Monday evening  between Dummy Rowau and Jack Curley.  About the only thing in couuection with  the contest with which the spectators  were in sympathy with was the decision  of the referee in giving the contest to Curley on poiuts. He appeared to be much  the better man with his hands, but there  appeared to be an understanding on the  part of the principals to pull the contest  off with as little punishment as possible  and at no tiuie during the go was an effective blow followed up by the man who  delivered it. This may be all right from  the performer's point of view but the people who pay their mouey to witness performances of this nature will probably re-  IJumnfOuWa.-isi^  before they fatten up the box office receipts for the next affair of tlie kind.  Rowau did uot utter a word of protest  when the decision was given against him.  Proudfoot-Thelin.  The parlor of the Silver King hotel  were daintily decorated on Wednesday  evening last for the wedding of Ruth Hil-  dur, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustaf  Theliu, to David Henry Proudfoot. Rev.  Dr. Wright performed the ceremony  Tho bride looked charming under the conventional bridal veil. Her dress was of  white duchess satin, trimmed with Roman silk embroidery aud she carried an  immense bouquet of Marecliaul Noal and  Duchess roses. Miss Edith Thelin, sister  of the bride, was bridesmaid and Miss  Alma Nelson, maid of honor. Edgar Irwin was best man. Mendelsohn's wedding march was played by professor War-  riner, accompanied by Mrs. Wnrriuer, as  tlie bridal party entered the room, the  bride ou her father's arm, preceded by  Miss Nelson, the maid of honor. The  bride was given away by her father.  After the ceremony and the congratulations to the happy pair a delightful little supper wus served and the health of  tlie bride was drunk in time-honored  style. The parlors were crowded with  numerous friends, whose presence attested  the popularity of the bride and bridegroom.  Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs.  J. C. Thelin, Mr. and Mrs. A. Larsen,  Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs.  W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Linblad, Mr.  and Mrs. C. Magnuson, Rev. and Mrs. E.  Arnqnist, Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Templeton,  Mr. and Mrs. Iuk, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.  McCu_.c_.i__t, Mr. and Mrs. Zela/.ny, Mr.  and Mrs. J. J. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar, Gust Erickson, A. R. Poole, M. J.  Vigncaux, W. Fotheringham, C. Longhurst, P. Wright, W. Hipperson, J. Biomberg, Carl Larsen, Misses Murray, Constance Audorsou, Ida Hansen, McCallum,  Mabel Larsen, Alma Nelson, E. Lawson.  Tliere were a great many haudsome  wedding presents of furniture, cut glass,  and silverware. Of thc presents were: A  wicker rocker, Morris chair, set dining  room chairs, leather couch, oak rocker,  *>������������������������������������������������������������������������������  *     ���        i  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  I Si" PANTS  ��� AT X  \). A. Gilker's!  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������J  mahogany flower stand, rosewood piano,  silver oak dining table, set silver knives,  forks and spoons, but glass fruit bowl, cut  glass berry bowl, cut glass cheese dish,  cut glass bon' bon dish, cut glass water  set with inlaid tray, ornamented vases,  table linen, beautiful china tea set, silver  pudding dish, handsome silver cake stand,  silver china berry stand, silver nut bowl,  silver pickle stand, silver' crumb tray,  Sterling berry forks, sterling card tray,  sterling toast holder, 'i carving sets, berry  spoon, sterling -chocolate spoon, ornamented clock, silver flower pot, silver  candle sticks, silver tray and tea set.  "Agrariaism," "gran-jerlsm," '"populism," words that were kept busy ln the  early .nineties, liave had a well earned  rest since that time 01' general depression  There Is no desire to see them take their  former active place in the vocabulary of  the da|y. It.is too much, of course, to  hope that they will have become highly  respected archaisms before the condition  they denote recur. Hard times, it seems,  must have their,i periods. Against tkem  political economy, though now a mature  study���science- some, people will not admit  to be���has taughtt us ho means of insurance. ,.    ,..'     ������;���'��� "������-..  There is certainly a belief in depression  a. belief amounting almost to superstition. Had this fatalistic idea as to hard  times anything to do with bringing them  on?. \Ve have had lean years with abounding harvests. . It- may be that the cause  is more largely psychological than it has  generally been supposed to bo. If a man  is simple enough; to go to a elarlvoyant  to have his fortune told, lie is usually  weak enough to be influenced by what  the humbug "reveals to him, and, especially, if a tragic end is foretold, he will  help to bring it to pass by lis own nervousness. Just now there are many people scanning the horizion for signs of  that low atmosphere, which must, they  aire assured, soon settle down upun the  commercial world. They know no reason  for expecting it 'except that prosperity  has been continuous all over the world  for upwards of seven years. The substantial basis of business is as solid today ajs lt was a year ago, but there is  a nervousness now that there wus not  then, and that, may make a difference.  "Lack of confidence,", with or without  reason,   has  a  bad  effect on   trade.  It is to be admitted' that there i.s a  fair' cause for alarm���though it was present in a larger degree a year ago���and  that is the absence of the opportunities  of prosperity. Excess of speculation is  one of the evils under this head. The  ^advancing-O-^wage's^to^an-extremelyHiigh���  point i.s another. We have had. excessive  ���speculation with disastrous results in  the stock exchanges. We have liad it  also in one of the produce exchanges,  that, namely, dealing in cotton. The  worst effects of these upon industry  may yet kJiaye to be suffered. Strikes  for higher wages have already told seriously upon the consumption of iron and  steel.  One of the indications of a temper to  meet depression half way is the formation of a new organization of tillers of  tho soil. Usually assocatlons of this kind  arise in the midst of bad economic conditions���when crops are poor, prices of  produce low; transportation charges  heavy, mortgages burdensome, money  scarce. It was out of such clrcumaiiinces  that the Orangor.s, the Fanners' Alliance  and the 1'opullsts of western and southwestern states sprang. But while times  ;ire yet good, when the farmers aro making more money than ever before, a  new organization ha�� come into being  to promote thoir welfare This is known  as the American Society of l2-|iiity. Some  branches have been formed In this conn-  tlry. Organizers are at work in Britisli  Columbia and aro likely to extend their  operations into other parts of the country, If they have not already done so.  Former associations' of farmers have  como into existence to cope with actual  adversity. This one is to prolong prosperity.  The objects of the Society of Equity  are as  follows:  1. To obtain profitable prices for all  products of the farm, garden and orchard.  $2,000.00  WANTKIi���To borrow *20fif> for two years on  Nelson real estate as security. Address or apply  to John Houston, Nelson, H.C.  Christmas Necessities  J. A. Irving & Co. have every necessary article that  must be in a household in order that Christmas shall  be a day of feasting and pleasant memories. Among  other articles, they have Cleaned Currants, Seeded  Raisins, Orange Peel, Citron Peel, Lemon Peel, Figs,  Dates, Walnuts, Almonds (siieiied aud unsheiied), and Filberts.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  Phone A* 6J  Houston Block, Nelson  Groceries and Provisions  2. To build and maintain elevators,  warehouses, and coldstoiage houses iu  principal market cities or in all locnlitos  where necessary, so that farm produce  may be held for au advantageous price instead of passing into the hand of middlemen  or  trusts.  3. To secure equitable rates of transportation.  a. To secure legislation in tho interest  of  agriculture.  5. To open up new markets and enlarge  old  ones.  II. To secure new grains, fruits, seeds  and vegetables from foreign countries,  with tho view of improving present  crops   and   giving  a   greater   diversity.  7. To report crops in this and foreign  countries so that farmers may operaie  intelligently   in   planting   and    marketing.  8. To establish instituiions of learning  so that farmers and their sons and daughters may be educated in seientilic and  intensive farming-, and for tlie general  advancement of agriculture.  9. To   improve   tlio    highways.  10. To irrigate thc land.  11. To prevent adulteration of food and  marketing of  the  same.  12. To own real estate, build, maintain,  and operate elevators, storage houses,  stock yards, railroads, ship lines, etc.,  as   may   be   deemed   wise   and   expedient.  13. To   promote   social   Intercourse.  14. To settle disputes without recourse  to law.  15. To borrow and loan money and do  banking businoss.  1G. To do an insurance business, both  life and lire.  17. To establish similar societies in foreign   countries.  In a bulletin of the society tho first object is thus stated:  "That portion of the' farmers of the  United States who represent the surplus  of the 1903 wheat crop, willing to withhold it from the markets for a short  time, are tlie power that can rule the  market of the world and fix an equitable  price for every wheat grower in America.  Watcli the visible and keep it low until  the dollar is readied.  When   the  wheat  and   when   the   dollar  Travel gaily  hand  in  hand,  Tliere   will   be   both   peace   and   plenty  In   abundance   in   the   land.  Better  times  will   greet  the  people,  These quotations show pretty well what  is tho fundamental idea of the society.  It is thi!?���that the fair price of wheat is  $1 a bushel, and that the farmers have  the power, working together, to hold it  at a dolar. The society says in short,  that the collective Will of the wheat  growers is of more force than tlie law  of supply and demand, which law, indeed, it stamps as a fiction. Next in  importance to the first article is the last  which provides for extending the society  to foreign countries. If all the farmers  in the world who produce breadstuffs can  be joined together to support the demand  for a dollar a bushel buyers will have to  pay it. But the task is too big for any  organization. No doubt the society is encouraged by tho success of tlie cotton  speculators in cornorng a crop of  greater value than the wheat surplus.  But we have yet to read the sequel of  the cotton speculation. The farmers  may find that the undertaking to establish by flat the equivalence of sixty lbs.  of wheat to $1 is not easier than that  of holding 412 1-2 grains of silver to tho  same parity.  NELSON LICENSE DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given Unit tlio undernicn-  lioned persons have made application under the  provisions of the "Liquor I.ieense Act, 1!I!K)" for  hotel licenses at the places set opposite their  respective names:  Joseph Walker, Russell Hotel, Kitchener.  John Marshall, Marshall Hotel, Kitchener.  Owen Hover, Vancouver Hotel, Ymir.  Mitchell Tail, Palace Hotel, Ymir.  J. W. Maslerson, Ymir Hotel, Ymir.  C. B. Archibald, Moss House, Ymir.  E. M. I'eters, St. Charles Hotel, Ymir.  Finlay McLeod, McLeod Hotel, Ymir.  John Hrcitu, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Ymlr.  (I. S. C'oleinun, Waldorf lintel, Ymir.  Fred Adle, Furl Sheppard Hotel, Waneta.  William (irav, Salmo lintel, Salmo.  Joseph Hlanehiiid, Northern. Hotel, Salmo.  ticorge McHcnn, Mersey Hotel,  ICrie.  Louis Null, I'ortn Kim ilolt'l, I'lil'to liico.  1). Mi'l.iiuglilin, Hall Hotel, Hall.  William   Itobi'i'ts,  Florence  1'iirlc   Hotel, near  Nelson.  Joseph Hover, Valley lintel, near "i inir, linns-  fer lo Fred Allaire  Hubert  T. (I. I'n  Ull .inn irr.  , Wood, Thistle Hotel, Wiimisvilk',  ���j.m. i'muter, Outlet Hotel, I'roc ter.  (Icorgc l'arlli-lt, Sirdar Hold, Sirdar,  lleorge Munro, Munro Hold, Creston.  11. BULLOCK-WKHSTKR,  Chief License Inspector  Ull It l   un _nf"t   uif  Chief Constable's Ollice, Nelson, U. C,  _7lh November, VMl.  AINSWORTH LICENSE DISTRICT  Timothy Hay  First-class Timothy Hay, baled, per ton  f.o.b. Colville.   $J4  F. BARMAN, Colville, Wash.  Application to Ttansfer Liquor License.  Notice is herebv  at the next sitting  mlsslnner.s of the  transfer the retail  for the Nelson 11  on lot in, block 1  Ink & Hoyil.  Dated, Nelson, H.  Witness:  li_.KGK JJacon  giveii that I intend to apply  of the Hoard nf License Corn-  City of Nel-iin for leave lo  liquor license now held bv me  otel, situate on llaker street,  Nelson, Hritish Columbia, to  .C, November 7th, iuu;i.  CHARLES A. I1ARC  RCLAY,  Notico is heroby given thnt the undermentioned persons have made application under the  provisions of the "Liquor License Act, I'.i.RI" for  hotel licenses at the places set opposite their respective names:  Ole L'lvin, Brittania Hotel, Lardo.  J. J. Cameron, Commercial Hotel, Lardo.  Leander Hanna, Lardo Hotel, Lardo.  J. A. Mclsaac, Victoria Hotel, Whitewater  C. F. Oleson, Hot Springs Hotel, Ainsworlh.  Ole Ulvin, Miners' Hotel, (loUlhill.  Arthur brunc'llu, Crawford Hay Hotel, Crawford Hay- ,    ,.  A. W. tlooilcnough, King Hotel, Ainsworlh.  A meetiiiK of the Hoard of License Commissioners of the Ainsworth Lii ense Histrlol will be held  to consider suuli applications at IheCourl House  at the City of Kaslo on Tuesday, the liftecntli  day of Decern her, III..3 ut the hour of eleven  o'clock in the forenoon.  W. II. B-LLOCK-WEBSTER,  Chief License Inspector.  Chief Constables Ollice, Nelson, B. C,  S7th November, !Uo3,  Starkey & Co.  Wholesale Provisions  Produce and Fruits  Represen  f R. A.. Rogers & Co., l_,d., \Vinnip��iz  *!��k   V IN. K. Rairbank: Co.,     -      Montreal  ( Simcoe Canning- Co.,     -     Simcoe  ��� ���j?  Office   mul   Warehouse,  Josephine   Streel:  Nelson, B;C.  Cash   Advanced   on   Consignments  Jacob Green & Co*  Atfct_onee_s,   Appraisers,  Valuators  General   Commission Agents  Corner of linker nnd Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  P.Burns&  Wholesale  and   Retail  Meat  Merchants  Head Office and  Cold Storage Riant at Nelson.  BRANCH IIAUKETS at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail.  Grand   i'orks,  Greenwood,  Midway,  Phoenix,  Kossland. Sloean City,  Movie,   Cranbrook.  Fernie and Macleod. ���  NELSON. UUANCH  MARKET,   BURNS  BLOCK,   BAKER STREET -  Orders by mail to any Branch will receive promot and careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS BY MAIL icceive prompt  and careful attention.  E. CTRAVES, Manager,  .  K.W.C. Block, Nelson ' '  NEARING HIS FINISH  Agninnldo is riglit now. He has (jot enough!  There arc many people In this town that know  when tliey 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 tlio exquisite color and llnlsh that wc have put on his shirt  collars und cuffs when sent out from this laundry.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  Job  Printing  We Use Gumption as  well as tlie best papers  and inks in tlie execu- ^  -tion=of���y-oui^O-*ders=^-  tliey will not be misunderstood. Quick dis- ^  patch giveii out-of-town  work.  S20 Water St.  Telephone 146  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work ."lone by hand or machine, and on short  notice. Delivery wagon calls for and delivers  work cverv day ln the week.  Blankets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., a specialty.  Dyeing and Cleaning also done. Outside orders  promptly attended to.  PAUL, INIPOU, Proprietor.    P.O. Box 48  W, E JONES  Madden Building      NELSON, B.C.  Drink  THORPE'S  LITHIA  WATER  Every small bott   contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  FOR SALE  For Sale���Two teams of heavy draft horses.  Apply lo W. C. McLean, northwest corner Ward  and Silica streels, Nelson,  ���������������������*��������������������������������������������������������  | SUNDAY!  !    HOURS    j  t Our store (corner of Baker X  t and Josephine streets) will X  X be open eve^ Sunday for X  t dispensing purposes:���-        X  9:30 to 12 o'clock        X  2:00 to    5 o'clock X  7:00 to    9 o'clock X  I Canada Drug and Book|  Company* Limited   f  ���  ���  ���  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ^���*^^vww^^��(^s***-^^*^A^y**^-��wv.  I Gait Coal  ��        And  Wood  of All Kinds*  C Terms Spot Cash  >   Telephone 2U5  VkrVwSrVw**W>/wV<  W.  P. TIE-RNEY

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