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 THE TRIBUNE IS THE OLDEST NEWSPAPER
PRINTED  IN THE KOOTENAYS
>-v
Saturday, November 14, 1903
KELSON IS THE TRADE CENTER OF SOUTH-
EASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
PRICE OF SILVER DROPPING-WISHES OF POLITICIANS OUTLINED
Purchases of Silver to be Used for Money
Having Stopped, the Price is Again
Falling, and it Will Probably Drop
Back to Fity Cents an Ounce*
After reaching 61 cents an ounce, silver is down to 58 cents,
and will probably drop back to 50 cents. Silver lias but one
use, money, and when the demand for that use ceases, the price
falls. The men who brought about the demonetization of silver
knew what the}- were doing, and as they control the governments of all the great nations, there is no likelihood of any
change in the near future that will restore the demand that gave
silver the value it maintained for centuries. Organized capital
easily controls governments. Tliere is evidence of this in the
'"'nearby state of Montana. Tliere two rival mining companies are
battling for supremacy in the courts. One loses, and its management orders all its works closed dowu, throwing over 20,000
men out of employment, knowing full well that the forced idleness of so man}- men at the beginning of winter would work a
hardship on thousands of families. After closing down their
works, the company states work will be resumed if only the
governor of the state will call an extra session of the legislature,
to pass a law that will enable them to have the cases in which
they are interested tried before judges of their own choosing.
This goes to show that the welfare of the state of Montana is
absolutel}- in the hands.of one mining company, whose head'
office is iii Boston. But the people of Montana will do the bid-
ding'of the mining company whose head office is in Boston, for
nien who'Avill undergo privations and hardships when on strike
for a small increase in wages will make no sacrifices when the
fundamental principles of libert}*- and good government are
being insidiously attacked.
The proceedings airthe last annual meeting of "the, shareholders of the Hall Mining & Smelting Company, Limited,'are interesting only as additional proof, if such proof were needed, of
how "the mining industry in British Columbia has got its black
eye. Incompetency and mismanagement has wrecked nine'out
of ten of the old country mining companies operating in British
Columbia. It is doubtful if a single dollar of old country money
invested in mines; in this province has been handled in any
other than the most wasteful way. The people of Nelson know
how the Silver King mine has been handled since it became the
property of the Hall Mines, Limited, ten years ago. They know
that had it been capably managed, it would have paid its owners
—good—div-idends^on^their=in.vestmentS)^and^that^such a_record
would have helped advertise the province as a field for the investment of mining capital. And there are Silver King mines,
owned by companies like the Hall Mines, Limited- scattered
throughout every mining district in British Columbia.
Tho fourth ordinary general meeting of
the.Hnll Mining and Smelting Company,.
Ltd. (British Columbia), was held yesterday at River Plate House, Finsbury-oircus,
E.C., under the presidency of lord Ernest
Hamilton, chairman of tlie company.
The secretary (Mr. A. E. Ashley) rend
the notice convening tlio meeting.
Tho chairman, after reading the report
of tho auditors, said he had very little to
add to the information contained in the
reports of tho directors, the smelting manager and the general manager. Ho liad
been rending the statement whicli he
made to tho shareholders at the last annual meetiug, and ho saw that at that
time the tone lie adopted was one of more
or less apology for the disappointments of
the period under review, and of hopeful
anticipations with regard to the ensuing
twelve months. It was -with some regret
that he found himself obliged to adopt a
very similar tone now *, but he wished to
show that he was to a certain extent justified .in the hopeful anticipations whicli he
held out last year. Mr. Hedley, their
smelting manager, began his report as
follows: "The year ending _0th June,
. 1903, was begun with very fair prospects;
silver was quoted at 52 and 555 cents, aud
lead at £11 2s Gd. We were receiving a
very good assortment of ore from various
mines, and liad an excellent promise from
Others, with a hope that certain properties
would produce in quantity a desirable ore
that would greatly lessen our fluxing
costs. These latter, however, disappointed us completely." . Then Mr. Hedley
went on to mention a number of mines,
which, one after the other, ceased shipment. "Silver," he added, "dropped to
48% cents on 14th October, and lead to
£10 Us iid on 12th December. The end
of December found us with practically
clean bins." There they had in a few
words the whole cause of the failure of
the smelting business during the past
year. It was not due to a number of complex reasous, as had been the case in past
years, but simply to the fact of the fall in
tlio prices of silver and lead. Tho fall in
prices did not affect them directly; that
is to say, tliey no longer speculated on
the metal market as most smelters were
in the habit of doing; but it had induced
tho great mnjority of silver-lend mines
throughout British Columbia to stop shipments, and consequently thoir smelter, in
common with nil tho smelters in Britisli
Columbia, had been simply starved for
wnnt of custom ore, nnd such custom oro
ns tliey wero able to obtain they hnd literally to coax out of the mines at rates which
left a very small margin of prolit, if any.
At the present moment things looked
better. Of course, one's past experience
was such that oue was not inclined to be
too hopeful of the future; but at tlie present moment silver was higher than it hnd
been, he thought, for some years past, and
lead was at £11 ifo, which was a very
marked improvement on the prices whicli
had ruled hitherto. In addition to this,
the Dominion government had offered a
bounty of $15 to the ton of lead on all lead
ore mined and smelted in Canada, and
there could bo no doubt that the rise in
the price of these two metals and the government bounty would give a marked
stimulus to the silver-lead mining industry in British Columbia, aud thnt stimulus could not help being reflected ou the
profits of the smelters throughout tho
colony.
company's interest in the ejdia. mine
Iu July last year the compnny acquired
a quarter interest in a mine called the
Emma, which was situated between Eholt
and Phoenix, on thc Canadian Pacific
rnilwny. If they turned to the bnlance
sheet they would see two items, "Payments ou account of purchase of oue-
fourth interest in the Emma group of
mines (fluxing ore) £1(580 12s. 9d." ; aud
"Expenditure on development of Emma
Fluxing Ore mine, in excess of proceeds
taken out, £1279 4s. Id. In addition to
these two amounts, tliere was an itoui of
about £9(50 in respect of new plant for the
Emma mine, which was part of thc item
"Additions to buildings, plant nnd machinery." Tho item of about £900 was in
respect of new Emma plant, and the remainder was in respect of the maintenance of the existing plant, buildings, and
machinery at the Silver King mine and
smelter. Those figures showed that the
Emnin mine had during the past twelve
mouths cost them something like £4000,
but he wished the shareholders to understand that that £4000 was an asset which
in'the opinion of the directors an exceedingly good one. It was very rarely that
in the case of a new mine the proceeds
from ore extracted anything like equalled
the amount spent on development work
during tho first year, and they might confidently jhope that in years to come these
two figures, w'ould be shown in a very dif-
ferciit*proportiou to oue another; that is
to say "the development and the proceeds
from ore extracted. The. real value of the
Emma mine to this company was that it
supplied them with suitable fluxing ore.
They did not acquire a fourth interest in
this hiiue from any desire to speculate in
mining properties; they acquired it simply owing to the urgent necessity of providing their smelter with a constant supply of fluxing ore of a suitable quality.
The mine supplied them with fluxing ore
which was not. only of an eminently suitable quality as fluxing ore, but it had also
in its contents considerable mineral values
and in this way it saved them from the
necessity which had hitherto existed of
buying barren fluxing ore, and thereby
very greatly increasing the cost of smelting. There was a hope entertained that
as development work proceeded at greater
depths, the Elima oro might prove sufficiently rich in copper to make it worth shipping as a, copper ore. If so, so much the
better; but even if this did not turn out.
to be the case, the directors were perfectly satisfied with their bargain in the
knowledge that the supply of fliixing ore
which they obtained from this mine very
materially added to the economical working of the smelter, even, though that economy could never be properly shown or be
made properly apparent in any figures
contained in a profit and loss account.
THE  SILVER KING' MINE.
Coming" to, the Silver 'Bang mine, one,
could not view the situation as: regarded,
that mine without a certain amount of
dissatisfaction^ and perhaps he might say-
a certain ' amount'. of * bitterness. .' Mr.
Davys had during the past year extracted
about 2500 tons of ore, averaging; about
$20 a! ton; ; Out of that the company had
made about £1000 in respect of royalty and
smelting charges. Mr. Davys had, so far
as;6iie .cojild estimate, probably made a
profit of about £4000, all of which, money
ought by^rightstohave'come'-to'thisi.com';..
vpahy.'i.: • Since the closing of the - accounts
he* had- shipped a- further.: 1500 tons of. ore.
When one considers these figures, it was
impossible to get away from the fact that
the directors might appear in' the position
of having acted hastily and foolishly iu
abandoning..the.'hiine. In justification
of the course which they followed-he
could only say that.they took every precaution which it was possible, humanly
speaking, to take, and it was inconceivable that anybody in then1 position would
have acted ' differently than they did.
They were informed by their own manager, who was supposed to know every
inch of the mine, that it.. was completely
gutted of ore. Not satisfied with that,
they got the opinion of • another gentleman, who absolutely, corroborated every
word that then* mine manager said. A
third opinion was obtained from a man
with the very highest reputation, and he
also absolutely corroborated what the
other two had said. They were'all unanimously of the opinion that the mine was
1_"ljsoliitoly=igu'tte^^
thcr expense on development would be almost criminal. He maintained that in
the face of these opinions it was impossible for the directors to act otherwise
than they did. It only forced one to the
conclusion that the opinion of mining experts were worth very much less than tho
money one had to pay to obtain them;
aud when one considered Mr.Davys's success, ho thought they wero still further
forced to the conclusion that iu mining
matters a little common sense and practical knowledge was worth a great deal
more than all the science nnd theory they
could touch at any school of mines. Tho
probability was that the experts confined
thoir attention to soarchiug at depth for a
continuation of tho ore body, nud thero
was very little doubt; that thc ore body did
uot continue at depth. Mr. Davys has
found the whole of his values in tho upper levels. Naturally the question which
would arise in thc minds of the shareholders wa.s what course the directors proposed to pursue ou tlie (5th of August next
year, when Mr. Davys's tenure came to
an end. With regard te that, it was impossible for him to say anything definite
ut the present moment. Tlie course of
action which the directors would then pursue must necessarily be governed by the
circumstances which existed at the moment, by the development which took
place at the mine, by the discoveries of
fresh ore which Mr, Davys might make
and by a number of other considerations
which it was impossible to foresee at the
present moment. If, however, before the
0th of August next year it was considered
advisable to uiake some further arrangement with Mr. Davys, the directors would
not make any such lU'raugemeut iu the belief that the Silver King mine was barren
of pay ore. In conclusion, he could assure thc shareholders that they had been
admirably served on the other side, ahd
the fact that'the profit aud loss account
showed a bnlance on the wrong side was
not due to any want of capacity on tlie
part of company's representatives, but to
a combination of circumstances that no
amount of ability could prevent nnd that
no umount of energy could possibly combat. The chairman then moved the adoption of the report aud accounts.
Mr. George Freeman seconded tlie motion, which, after a brief discussion, was
carried unanimously.
Tho chairman proposed the re-election
of Mr. George Freeman, the retiring director, which was seconded by Mr. S.
:Boulnois and unanimously agreed to.
Mr. Harry Barker avjis reappointed auditor, and a vote of th_iik_ to the chair-
.nmn and directors corujludcid the proceedings. ':':- •"..:•" ••
The Ottawa Mine Is a Mine.
; Slocan Drill, 18th: "Pluck and deter-
!mination have won Out oithe Ottawa, for
|the big ore chute has.beeii encountered in
;the'long tunnel. It is alriiost a year since
work on this tunnel-was commenced and
much discoi_*-ageinent..was7ni.t with, but
manager McPhee kept, pegging away and
now success has come to Reward him and
his company. It was wfiendriving the
crosscut that surmise wals.' turned into a(.
certainty that the mine possessed two parallel veins, both of .wlnch'have been pro-'
yen to carry pay -ore...'. At first what is
now known as. the west vein was thought
to be the oue carrying tho big ore shoot in
the upper workings, but^heirriistake was,
sooii discovered and the crosscut continued
until the east veiny .was encountered.
Drifting on both followed, .with '- geuuiue
results. The ore body* oii the east vein
was struck'this week,;Vmuch. sooner than
expected, proving tha'tiit is widening
! with depth. On Tuesday there wasl4in-
' cheS of high grade or containing native silver exposediu the bfeast,jthe same .quality
as that found in the.yleyel above. Drifting will be continued "oiithe "ore, and a-
raise shoved tlirough'ta;t_te nextlevel, im--
proving the air and'opening up stoping
ground. . This will.alsbybetter the air in
the west vein workings. When* the development gets ,well|in';;hand the force at
the niine will be largely increased. Some
idea of the amount of jhard work done on
the Ottawa during the year may be judged
from the fact that: 1400,feet of ground has
beeu broken, the -ulk\"'of it under contract. The new, level gryes a vast amount
of virgin .stoping. ground, ensimng the
company heavy snipniphts. At the same
time, the westVyeihv is* giving ground of
additional richness -and usefulness, and
may be called' upon 'at' auy time for shipments. ■ It, is satisfactory to note by the:
success of the Ottawa, that the mineral
deposits in the dry;ore" belt go down with
unbroken size and valued'
".'*'' Good Returns'Received.    *
The Gold Hill mine on Forty-nine
creek, betweehseven andeight miles from
Granite siding and l'i miles from Nelson,
has made a first ..shipment' of ore. to the
Hall_Miues;smeli;es.ai.Nelson.y,The ship-'
ment was inane to find ythe'valneofc the
ore as a workable proposition. One lot of
four tons went $2(57.94 hetafter. deducting
freight and treatment' charges," and another lot of five tons -went $79.48 net. The
ore is gold and is * freeyiuilling. Alexander McDonald, the owner of the Gold Hill,
believes he has a mineithat will pay. The
main tunnel is-in over 600 feet, and drifts
have been run both: ways on the ledge
from the tunnel. An upraise will be
made to the surface, about 800 feet. A
shaft is also being sunk in the tunnel on
the vein. It is the intention pf Mi*. McDonald to erect a mill at the mine as soon
•as'development work ^proves the extent of
the ore body. '
Have Displaced. Ontario Apples.
Ontario apples are no longer shipped to
the towns and camps, in Kootenay. Apples grown in the Okanagan country are
now considered as good as the Ontario
'*fi*uitrahd:-tlie=anmial=yield"of=these"or-
chnrds will soon equal the local demand.
Added to tlio yield of the Okanagan orchards will be the yield of the orchards on
Kottle river and of the valleys throughout
southern Kootenay. The combined output of all those orchards will within a few
years not ouly supply all local demands,
but will be a factor iu meeting thc demands of tho Northwest Territories and
Manitoba. Fruit has become as much a
staple as sugar nnd bacon.
The Hendryx Process.
If tlie reports regarding the success of
tlie Hendryx process for treating low-
grade gold and silver ores only prove true,
ninny mining districts on thc Pacific const
will brighten up with prosperity, and the
inventor of thf process, Dr. W. A. Hendryx, will once again be able to live on
lOasy street.     	
Can be Run to Its Full Capacity.
Reports from the Ymir mine aro that
there is enou.-h ore in sight on the 000 nud
700 levels to run the 80-stamp mill to its
full capacity for an indefinite time.
Is Short on Horse Sense.
Both the li'tter and the intent of a section of the Assessment Act Amendment
Act, 190U, i.s '.icing overridden by surveyor
of taxes Mc( 'illignn, an official iu the department oi' which captain Tatlow of
Vancouver is the responsible head. At
the last session of the legislature, when
the draft of rlio assessment bill was laid
before the house it contained a section
that providV'l for the adding of six dollars
as costs and oxpeuses to every parcel of
land advertised for sale for delinquent
taxes, and that the advertisement of such
delinquent i» sale should appear for a
month in the Official Gazette and 'one
time in a newspaper. The member for
Nelson decl.iir.l the price (six dollars) to
be outrageously high and the arrangement*
for publication'""JSt ridiculous, lie contended that i«*° dollars was ample to
cover all cost- of advertising and other expenses ine d'n' t() su(Jh sales, and that the
publication -hould be once iu the Gazette
and four wet1-*-" iu a newspaper.   The bill
as amended by him was passed, and that
section of tho Act reads: "Tho assessor
shall charge each parcel of laud advertised for sale with the sum of ONE
DOLLAR FOR ADVERTISING IN A
NEWSPAPER and ono dollar for all
other expenses, and no more." It is possible that the finance minister of the McBride's chuni government, in his effort to
bring . about retrenchment, intends to
meet the cost of exterminating crows by
withholding "from the owners of newspapers 25 per cent of the rate allowed
them by law for printing delinquent tax
sales? McBride's chum government is
long on some things and short on others.
Among the things it is evidently short on,
jis horse sense: Or is it possible, that sir
iH-ftri Joly has told his advisers they must
not pay newspapers owned in part by such
men as the unholy member for Nelson
what the law directs shall be paid. Sir
Henri h'as^told his advisers they must not
carry out the provisions of the Coal Mines
Act; and why not go a step farther'and
tell them not to carry out the plain provisions of the Assessment Act?
Bad Night for a Fire.
This morning at half-past four, when
the wind was blowing at a speed of 50
miles an. hour and the weather was so
cold that everyone was hugging themselves under blankets to keep warm, an
alarm of fire was received at the fire hall
by telephone,   The fire was in the residence of William Davis, at tne corner of
Kootenay and Mill streets, and resulted
in the partial destruction of the building
and damage to Mr. Davis's furniture. Before retiring about 1 "o'clock, Mrs. Davis
imagined  she  snielled  fire, but on investigating  everything  was  found   apparently   all  right.   Shortly after  four
o'clock, when the fire was discovered, it
had; made  considerable headway.    Mr.
iand Mrs: Davis carried the children to the
■ house of - a neighbor, and then had to find
another neighbor-who had a telephone.
, The fire department got on the ground
; promptly, and had the usual difficulty of
j fighting a fire that had spread over a
.'building between the joists and the stud-
j'ding. .Two streams of water were used
; from a hydrant about a block away from
! the burning building.   The fire originated
from the furnace in  the basement.   Mr.
' Davis had no insurance on his furniture.
The building was insured.   The firemeu
' earned their $2.50.
Fire at Rossland Does Damage.
Rossland Miner, 14th: "Rossland was
1 visited by. a disastrous fire at an early
hour--this morning.' The flames were
*bar-ly,s_boL"ci-d as the-Minerwent tVpress
and it is difficult to estimate the loss.' It
is' probable that $15,000 to $20,000 will
hardly repair the damage. The buildings
damaged were those occupied by Thomas
Embleton,. grocer; Empey Bros., clothing .and', furnishings; Peck & Schwar-
tzenhauer, bakers; Daniel & Arthur,
painters and paper-hangers, and T. R.
Morrow, druggist. Empey Bros, will be
the'heaviest losers. Their stock is perishable and was-valued at $15,000 to $18,-
000, with about $6000 insurance. Tons of
water was poured through the ceiling, of
the store, heavily damaging the contents.
In addition the firm owned tho west half
of the damaged block, which' increases
their loss.""       •
Deserves Better Treatment.
Cranbrook Herald, 12th: "A lot of 2 by
4 editors are taking a crack at John Houston these days.   He don't deserve it from
-the-press.=Politically-heiis.iiLa,fighktliat-
will arouse criticism, but it should be confined to politics. Personalities have nothing to do with it."
The Kaslo Kootenaian of Thursday
says: "W. A. Galliher writes from Ottawa that au accountant is being sent out
by'thc Dominion government to take up
the Carlson & Porter claims for labor.
This includes both time checks and bank
checks issued by that firm." Carlson & Porter had the contract for building thc Lardo-Trout Lake branch of tlie
C.P.R. and failed with a large number of
time checks nnd bank checks outstanding
Thc road wns granted a Dominion subsidy of .i)200 a mile, and it i.s to bo presumed tlie government will not pay over
the subsidy until the Caarlson & Porter
time checks and bank checks are paid.
David McBeath says he hns been rustling for forty yours, ever since lie left the
home of his fitthor in Restigoucue county,
New Brunswick, and that ho was never
discharged twice in one month until he
began working for the McBride government as superintendent of road construction in Nelson riding. "Dave" had charge
of the Bird creek road aud got laid off
twice during the month of October; oneo
when retrenchment stopped all public
work in the province; and the other time
when tho lieutenant-governor decided
there would be no bye-election iu Nelson.
Advices from Victoria are that Walter
Scott, who has been a mining recorder for
a number of years, first at Illecillcwact
then at Nakusp, is to be dropped as a salaried recorder, and the Nakusp office made
a commission office. Also, that W. N.
Rolfe, mining recorder at Creston, is to be
dropped, and the Creston office made a
commission oflice with E. Malleiidaine,
Jr., as stipendnry magistrate at a salary
and mining recorder on commission.
Harry Wright, M.P.P. for Ymir riding,
returned to Nelson on Monday night from
a trip to Victoria. His immediate friends
say he knelt beside the shrine, and received tbe blessing of its keeper and n
promise that he would get everything his
lieart desires immediately the session is
over, among other things the official scalp
of A, B-'Buck worth, who is a deputy-
raining recorder at Ymir town.
Vancouver Liberal-Conservative Politicians Say They Wish John Houston of
Nelson Could be Wiped off the Face of
Their Little Political Sphere*
There is little that is new in the political situation.    Charles   '-
Wilson of Vancouver, the new attorne3<*-general, is to be opposed,
at the bye-election, which takes place ou Wednesday, the iStti,
instant,  his  opponent being captain Stuart, who will run as ai
Liberal.    Wilson  will -be returned? and will then probably demand that he be made premier, the position to which he is en*-
titled from the fact that he is the elected leader of the Liberal1
Conservative  party, and the rank and file of the party declare^ "
the  party's  declarations must be lived up to if tlie party*is to*
live.    "Bob" Green of Kaslo has got what his heart desired, the
lands and works department, and the department of  mines is
once more with a figure-head chief.    Prominent Vancouver Lib-o,
eral-Conservatives.say John Houston of Nelsou will  be  fought
to  a  standstill on the floor of the house, and that he will have-  -;
no chance to make a fight in the party caucus; that they don't *--•-
want  the  man .from Nelson in the party, and what Vancouver'-'
Liberal-Conservatives want goes, seeing  that  they   elected the   -
"Solid   Five."    In the  meantime, John Houston of Nelson is    ■
sawing wood, but his friends say Nelson will be on the map just    •
as long as Vancouver will be, and that the man  who  planned • *,
and  got nine seats. for Kootenay in the legislature will live to ■"%
see the day when the nine seats will be filled by men who will "1
vote SOLID FOR KOOTENAY. s, \ ^ h
Harry Wright, the member-elect for Ymir riding, has retUTn-v-"^
ed  to  his  home  in Nelson from a pilgrimage to the shrine'"-atVfJ*
Victoria.    He did not get the portfolio he expected",.but hevjgqfl^J
promises aud patronage that causes him to imagine ■himself--'-<^.e^l
of the inner circle."
..-.-"-- ...■.•'* '
The following articles on the* Joty-McBride government" are"" -
worth reading: l
Toronto Telegram, November 2nd: The
pretence that John Houston, M.P.P., is
excluded from the British Columbia government by request of lieutenaut-gover-
sir Henri Joly must be one of the devices
of a hard-pressed premier.
If Hon. Richard McBride wanted Mr.
Houston as a colleague the prerogative of
the lieutenant-governor could not be used
to thwart the people's will.
If the premier of British Columbia does
not0represent the people he should be out
of office. ' Siuce the premier of British
Columbia is in office his judgment, and
not sir'Henri Joly's opinion, should determine the question of Mr. Houston's fitness for a portfolio.
The people of Nelson were familiar with
all the facts of Mr. Houston's career.
They elected him to the British Columbia
iegisl^nre^^l-^breach-3Si=pf_ ..legislative
decorum which sir Henri Joly "charges
against Mr. Houston were pardoned by
the action of the people.
The people speaking through the rights
of their premier, choose their own representative iu the government. The choice
is the business of the people, not of lieutenant-governor Joly, who was used as an
excuse for the exclusion of a public man
who was evidently not wanted by Hon.
Richard McBride, premier of British Columbia.
The peevish, nagging letter which sir
Henri Joly addressed to Mr. Houston is
nn act ol* tyranny which far exceeds the
nets for which Hon. T. R. Mclnnes was
dismissed. It would seem thut sir Henri
Joly has been affected with somo of the
tyrannical notions of his late lamented
friend Li Hung Chang. The powers nt
Ottawa which took so much interest iu
the alleged attempts of lion. T. 11. Mc-
Mclnues to further the cause of Hon.
.Joseph Mnrtin might suggest to sir Henri
Joly that In is trending n path thnt cau
only lead to his dismissal und disgrace.
Sir Henri Joly the Real Premier.
Vancouver Independent, November 7th :
Joseph Martin, K.O.. has published au
open letter to lieuteuaut-govertior Joly
that should be carefully read by all who
nre interested in British Columbia politics, and particularly we think by members of the Labor party. The startling
significance of governor Joly's action in
refusing a place in the cabinet to John
Houston of Nelson seems hardly yet tp be
fully grasped by the general public. Not
the least strange feature of the incident
hns been the utter silence of the press of
both tlie Liberal aud Conservative parties
so far as tlie governor's conduct is concerned nnd the effect of his action if it be
allowed to pass ns a precedent. Tlie Conservative press iu 1!KX) wns loud in its do-
mmcintious of governor Mcluues for what
it called his unconstitutional actions in
interfering with thc normal course of
politics. At that time he claimed the
right to select the premier, but governor
Joly now gi.es far beyond that; he claims
tlie right to select the cabinet, for thnt is
what his recent action really means. Governor Joly seeks to justify his action by a
vague reference to nu alleged offence by
Mr. Houston in the legislative assembly,
his own words being: "I objected on account of the unfortunate incident of last
session when you forgot what was due to ~
, the legislative assembly as well as to yourself in your responsible  position."   On.^
reading this the first  thing  that must '"
strike  anyone  having the slightest ac-<;
quaiutauce with parliamentary procedure ,
is that the governor, as such, knows ab- '
solutely nothing about this incident.   It '
was never made the subject of official
complaint or action and the house itself
took no notice of it,* being more or less
used to such occurrences, and knowing
when to make proper  allowance  for a
member's weakness.   So that tho governor has acted on hearsay, goss'ip, or newspaper report at best, heard or read iu his
private capacity,  and not officially.   In    '
the second place the liouse is absolutely
tliecustodiaii of its own honor, and hns
tlitPfull-St^iJow-er^to^discipline-its^mem-^T-j
hers if it sees fit to do so, and will never
tolerate interference from  the crown or
its representative as to how it shall conduct itself.   But, as Mr. Houston said in
his recent speech at Nelson, "he had. never';'
beon censured, never reprimanded, never
asked to apologize.   And if every member
who got drunk were excluded from the
house   thoy   would   not  often  have   a
quorum." .'        '. "■;•■■ .
Another point to be noticed is that the
governor's charge is so vague that it may
mean anything—so %;aguc that up nian
would ever be asked to plead to such a
charge in nu_- court. Yet, on this, governor Joly assumes to pass sentence of
political death on John Houston and declares incidentally that tho peoplo of Nelson are unfit to exercise the franchise,
since thc people of Nelson havo shown
that they have res]>ect for and confidence
in Houston by five times electing him to
responsible positions. And ou his entering tlie cabinet they would again have
been asked to endorse him. Thnt is what
bye-elections are for; the constitution in- ;
tends that the people shall say whether or
no a man is worthy of cabinet rank. This
brings us at once to the dangerous aspect
of governor Joly's action, and the necessity for its emphatic coudemnationT Once
grout such a power to a governor and responsible government would be at an end.,
A partisan governor or one easily influr
enced by hangers-oil and wire-puller-
could make and uumake governments as
he saw fit. He would be the real premier.
Let us suppose by way of illustration that
tho next turu of the wheel exactly reverses thc presout situation—namely, that <
instead of a Grit governor with a Tory ■
government hanging on to power by its 'j
eye-lids, we have a Tory governor with a'i
Grit government in the same' position. \
The Grit premier with the small majority ;
nominates, lot us say, Joseph Martin for 3
a cabinet position. Immediately tho Tory!
governor sees his chance, aud reniein-:
bers some "unfortunate incident occur- j
ring at—," well, nny of a dozen!
places will do in Joseph's case. By
such means another election might fcel
forced with the Tories having thel
right to appeal. Or suppose a Labor maul
or Socialist  wero   tlie premier's ohoico.j
[Continued on Fourth Page.] 2  The Nelson Tribune  Bank of Montreal  Established 1S17.    Incorporated by Act of Parliament.  CAPITAL (all paid up) $13,379,240.00  REST      9,000,000.00  UNDIVIDED  PROFITS        724,807.75  Head   Office,   Montreal  KT.  HON.  LORD STRATHCONA   AMI .MOl'.ST   UOYAI,, G.C.M.G.,   President.  HON. C.  A: DK-.M.MOXD, Vice-President. ���*-��� ����� CLOUSTON, General Manager.  NELSON BRANCH S;:,rJ.  Corner linker nml  Slrui'ts  A.   M.   BUCHANAN,  *Vl>.iiicij����sr*.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce  Willi which l.i amalgamated  Tfa&  Bank of British  Columbia  PAID   UP CAPITAL *f 8.7IK),000  RKSKKVK  FUND ���    3,0(MI,000  AGGREGATE  RESOURCES OVER 78,000,1X10  Head Office:   Toronto, Ontario  HON.  GEO.  A.   COX,  President      B.   E.  WALKER,  General Manager  S_iviri$��-_3   Bank   Department  Deposlls received and interest allowed  INEUSOIN   BRANCH  BRUCE   HEATHCOTE,   ManaKer  The Nelson Tribune  . Founded in 1892.  THE TRIBUNE COMPANY, LIMITED,  1'HOrltlKTOltS.  McDonald Block, Baker Street.   Telephone ''&���  ADVERTISING RATES. ��� Display advertise-  'incuts will .liu inserted in The Nelson Tribune  at'the rate of Two Dollars per inch per month.  Legtll aclvciliseinciits will he inserted at the rate  of Ton Cents .* lino for the llrst insertion and  Five Cents a line for each additional insertion.  SIJII.SCRII''i'ION RATES.���The Nelson Trilmne  will he mailed l'or*l a year, payable in advance,  and no .subscription ��ill bo tnken for less than  one year.  Add less nil commnnidations���  THE TRIBUNE, Xelson. B.C.  SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER U, 190-  The people of Kooteuay will uol" get  ���svliafc is due tlicm politically as long as the  men whom thoy elect to the legislature  play into the hands of the politicians at  the Coast. The politicians of the Coast  ���will iight among themselves, but they can  be depended on to unite to iight Kootenay.  This is well illustrated in what has happened in the last month. The Liberal-  Conservatives elected 22 members out of a  'total of 4a in tho legislature.'/���' Six of the  22 .wtsre elected from constituencies in  what is generally called '! the/Kootenay  country.'' One of the six is the president  of thc Provincial Liberal-Conservative  Association, and of tlie six-is the. only one  who has introduced and secured the passage of general legislation admitted to be  good; He had won a most. signal victory  at the polls, and it was admitted that he  was entitled to recognition at the hands  ' of his party. Did either of the other Liberal-Conservative members-ielect for Kooteuay show a willingness to help carry out  the party's obligations'? No I Instead,  each and every one of them apparently,  ,williugly or unwillingly, played into the  " hands of the Coast politicians who are in  control at Victoria. Individually, they  would rather see every department of the  government at Victoria in, control of a  Coast.politician than in control of a politician from Kootenay,  unless the Koot-  - enay politician was then- own individual  self. -The member for Kaslo did not want  Ifouston'of Nelson in the government, be-  - cause Hcmston of Nelson is sized up -' as a  '" greater; political force than he is.   The  member .for Rovelstoke  did  not  want  Houston of Nelson in the. government, for  he wanted to be in it himself. The friends  of the member for Grand Forks did not  want to see Nelsou_got_whatuth-3r^wantecU  for Grand Porks.   The supporters of the  member for Fernie would not ask him to  support  Houston   because   they wanted  their own man in the government.    The  member for Ymir had according to his  words "as much brains as any other member for Kootenay, and I am  as  much entitled to :i  portfolio as any one of them  duc'-s."    Wint  selfishness all this displays!   If it continues, what need Kootenay expect in Hii> way of political preferment'*'  . The Liberals of Kootenay, on the other  hand, tiiiito on a'Kooteuay man and stick  to him, and elect liini loader of tlie  Liberal party in provincial politics;   When it  comes to battling for political pruformGnt,  thoy"sttiud as ouo man for Kootenay.   In  the next ���election this action will have its  influence'on the electors of .Koritoiiay.'    A  change of aflO votes will wipe out theLib-  ��� er:il-Coiiseryatiyo'''u.in.'iorities   in   Revel -  i stoke, Fernie,',Kaslo, Ymir, Grand Forks,  ; and Nelson; and thero are .-many more  ! th!in'a50;'voters'ihv'fc_te'se:.'s_s ridings who  ! aru.FOR.'ia)OTENAY:''.F_RST^7'  .? .What ���;could .bo expected from thc  :; -'le_Uers'''6f a party who will deliberately,  >, \vith iiialicc aforethou'glit, plan to disgrace  ;i a.maii oil whom they and their party look  j to-'for support? Can the people-of the  j province look to such leaders t'6r either an  i able or a stable government? 'Can a po-  ' litical party that keeps such .men as lead-  i ers expect to win contests in the future?  These are three questions that aro up to  \ the people for thoir answer.  !, Charles Wilson, K.C, of Vancouver, a  ,'year ago last Septomber, was elected  ! leader of the "Liberal-Gbuserva'tive party  jat a duly constituted convention of the  Iparty. He accepted the position, which  iwas voted him unanimously.   When does  he intend to take up the responsibilities  aud duties of the position? He is now attorney-general and the electors of Vancouver on Wednesday will declare for or  against his acceptance of that office. If  they declare for acceptance, will Mr. Wilson assume the duties and responsibilities  of leader of the Liberal-Conservative  party, a position he accepted of his own  free will? If the electors of Vancouver  on Wednesday declare that Mr. Wilson  cannot accept oflice with their approval,  the political party of whicli he is tho  elected leader will probably be looking  around for another leader. The Tribune  is of the opinion that the electors of Vancouver will ou Wednesday approve of Mr.  Wilson accepting office, and it also is of  the opinion that Mr. Wilson as the elected  leader of the Liberal-Conservative party  will as premier lead the Liberal-Conservatives when the legislature is in session.  The Liberal-Conservative members of tlie  legislature, as gfeocl party men, must obey  the decisions of the party. If they refuse,  then each member has a right to jump the  party traces and vote as his "political conscience" directs. All must be subject to  discipline.   If not all,- why one?  The people of the province are beginning  to ask, Is sir Henri Joly the real premier  of British Columbia? Acting on information received from Smith Curtis, a private  member of tho legislature, sir Henri Joly  summarily dismissed premier prior on the  1st day of June last.   On  the same day  he asked Richard McBride to form a government, and then told him ho must not  deal with such important questions as the  granting of licenses to prospect for coal  and oil in certain lands in Bast Kootenay  until his government had had the approval  of the people. In other words he (Joly) told  the man he had called on to advise him,  that he must  take his (Joly's) advice.  Later on, his adviser advised him to take  one of the members from Kootenay as a  member of the executive, council.   This  he refused to do, basing his refusal on an  incident that occurred in the legislature,  of which there is no official record.   Still  later, he has advised his advisersithat they  must not carry out the provisions of a law  that has been on the statute books for  years because the Dominion government  may disallow an act that he (Joly) assented, to on May 4th of this year.   A  Jorme_rJieutjmant^governDr_(McInnes)AvaS:  removed from office for alleged interference with his advisers, and a petition for  his removal was signed by Richard McBride, Robert F. Green, R. G. Tatlow,  and Fred J. Fulton, till of whom are today supposed to be advising  sir Henri  Joly, lieutenant-governor of Britisli Columbia, as ni embers of the executive conn-  cil.    All of which leads thc people to ask,  Is   sir   Henri   Joly the real   premier of  British Columbia?  Has British Columbia a government iu  tho same sense that tlio other provinces iu  thc Dominion have ? No! It has a government whose finance department is absolutely ruled by a Toronto bank manager.  It has ti lauds and works department whose  chief has beeu directed by the lieutenant-  governor not to carry out tho provisions  of the Coal Minos Act. Its mines department is a delusion. No ouo cau be found  to accept the provincial secretaryship who  cau be elected by the people. The law department is ruu by a deputy and a clerk.  The premier is a figurehead, who obeys  the orders of the lieutenant-governor as if  he was that official's valet. The people  should have a responsible stable government.  Thero seems to be an irrepressible conflict between the police force and the  police commissioners of Nelson. Thc polico commissioners meet and order the  police force to do certaiu thiugs, and if  the things ordered to be done by the police  commissioners are not to the liking of the  police force, tho police force ignore tlie  orders of the police commissioners. If  the police commissioners control the police force, it is the plain duty of thc police  force to obey .their superior officers. If  any order issued by the police commissioners is either arbitrary or ridiculous,  the carrying out of the order will .-how  the people that it is arbitrary or ridiculous, and it will soon be countermanded  through the force of public opinion. The  police force complain when they are interfered with in enforcing the by-laws of  the city, but it seems that they, on the  other hand, are continually complaining  to the city council when the orders of the  police commissioners are not to their individual liking. Tho police force should  take warning and profit by what has happened in the fire department aud in the  eity hull offices. The peoplo of Nelson  are patient, but wheu they do take action  they make a clean sweep. They may decide to sweep the present polico forco out  of their jobs aud hire men who will do  their work, and obey the orders of the  police commissioners without continually  complaining to the city council.  The Toronto Telegram is an independent newspaper, with Conservative leanings, published and owned by J. Ross  Robertson, who represented one of thc  Toronto divisons in tho house of commons  for several terms, and is edited by  "Black Jack" Robinson, the ouo eastern  editor who has always had a mental  grasp of tho politics of this coast. The  opinion of The Telegram on the morality  of the Joly-McBride cabinet deal can  therefore be taken as that of a newspaper  entirely free from either political or personal bias. It might be well for some of  the editors in'Britisli Columbia to carefully read The Telegram editorial. It is  commended especially to the Phoenix  Pioneer, the Vernon News, and the Kamloops Standard, three newspapers that  profess to be Liberal-Conservative. Another newspaper, the Vancouver Independent, which supports ~the Independent-  Labor party, also treats tho Joly-McBride  deal dispassionately, and in a spirit of  fairness that must shock the moral sensibilities of the christian gentlemen who  own and edit the three Liberal-Conservative newspapers mentioned above.  For seven years Nelson has managed to  carry on its civic business without extorting blood money from fallen women. A  change, however, has been made, and a  system that has worked satisfactorily has  been discarded, and for it has been substituted a system that has created police  and other scandals in nearly every city in  America.  ������  What would the people of a town do,  were one of its residents to enter a conspiracy to throw its business to other  towns? What should the people of a  district do, when one of its residents  actually conspires to throw its political  supremacy to another,district?  LABOR  UNIONS.  NELSON MINERS' UNION, No. 3G, W. F. M;���  Meets every Saturday evening at 7:30 o'clock. In  Miners' Union Hall, northwest corner llaker  nnd Stanley streets. Wage scale for Nelson district: Machine miners, $3.50; hamniersmen,  13.25; mine laborers, $3. C. A. Barton, president; Frank Phillips, secretary. Visiting brethren cordially invited.  FOR SALE  Improved Ranch in Lardo  Valley' for sale. Address E.  R. Vi-pond, Trout Lake, B. C.  JOHN  HEPBURN  BUILDER AND  CONTRACTOR  Jobbing work done,  Estimates given  SHOP RESIDENCE  Behind new postoflicc       Cor. Front and Willow  NELSON  Geo. M.Qunn  Maker of first-class linnd-inade Boots and  Slioes. Repairing neatly and promptly  done.  Satisfaction guaranteed in all work  Wtif-cJ St. next newpostolllcc bid rVel-son  Brydges, Blakemore & Cameron. Ltd.  Reel I Estate -*��<��  General Agents  Houston Mock, Joseph ine Streel, NELSON, H.C.  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BEST DOLLAR-A-DAY HOUSE IN NELSON  NO  CHINESE EMPLOYED  August Thomas,   Proprietor  Silver King Hotel  BAKER STREET,  NELSONJ  UNDER   OLD   MANAGEMENT  RATES $1.00 PER DAY  The Dining Room is unsurpassed nnd the  Bedrooms are the best in Nelson. Thc Bar is  stocked with good Wines, Liquors and  Cigars.  Qtieeiirs^HoteJh^  Baker Street, NelsonfB. C.  Lighted by'Electricity aud  Heated by Hot Air  Largo and Comfortable Bedrooms mid First-  class Dining Room.   Sample Rooms for Commercial Men. y.  KATES |2 PER DAY  MRS.  E. C. CLARKE,  I'roprlolrcss  Madden House  THOMAS MADDEN  I'HOI'HIBTOK  Centrally Located  Electric LIghtc  HEADQUARTERS FOR TOURISTS AND  OLD TIMERS  Baker nnd Ward Streets  Nelson  B. C,  Tiemont House  European and American Plan  Meals 25 cts.   Rooms from 25 cts. to ?l.  Only White Help Employed.  MALONE  & TREGILLUS  Baker St., Nelson Proprietors  Bartlett  House  Josephine SI.,  Nelson, B. C.  White Help Only Employed  The Best  Dollar-a-Day House  in Nelson  The Bar is the Finest  GEO.  W. BARTLETT,  Proprietor  SALE   OF   LANDS  For Unpaid Delinquent Taxes In ihe Nelson Assessment District,  Province of Britisli Columbia.  I hereby give notice that on Monday, the seventh day of December, A. D. 1903, at the hour  of twelve o'clock noon at the Court House, Nelson, I shall sell at public auction the lands hereinafter set out of the persons in 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 :  NAME OK PERSON ASSESSED  Main, Mrs. Cirace   Paulson, P. A   Crickinay, B. .1    Margraves, George ...  Ilreiimer, D   Colbert, John    Parker, Hon. Sidncy   Schnltz, Samuel 1)   Schnltz, Samuel D   Schnltz, Samuel I)   Seluiltz, Samuel I)   Murray, Thomas anil Patrick   Jacoby, Henry   Jaeoby, Henry ���  Mansfield Manufacturing Co   Mansfield .Manufacturing Co   Mansfield Manufacturing Co   Dunlevy, Peter C...  HUME ADDITION TO NELSON.  DESCRIPTION OK PROPERTY  .'Mini;*.*, �� tii.i    ..,,.,.   Manslielil Manufacturing Co..  1"'oil, James F   Colbert, John   Jaeoby, Henry   Kell, James F   Schnltz, Samuel i)   Schnltz, Samuel D   Smith, Henry li   Schnltz, Samuel I)    Colbert, John   Schnltz, Samuel I>   Bendratt, James   SchulIz, Samuel l>   Schnltz, Samuel I)   Kell, James K   .Tiicobr, Henry.-   Ellis, Wm. H   Sehullz, Samuel D   Fleming, Sidney Alf   Smith, Henry li  ������������  Fell, James K   Jacoby, Henry   Frame, Christina R   Driscoll, Mary R   McRae, John ���  McLauchlan, Herbert L.....  Schnltz, John A   Hardie, Mrs. Isabel   Dohertv, James   Christie, C. D.J ���-���  Clarke, Annie and Edward.  Christie, C. D. J   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, D   Meagher, George   Miillandaine, Edward   Mallandalne, Edward   Mallandalne, Edward   Neelands, Hamilton George.  Smith, C. F   Benny, Glenn M : ���������  Beadles, W. F. estate of ".   Erickson; Andrew   Fecny, William   Gille, James M '   Kossland Greut Western Mines, Limited.  Lots 2 and 3, block U, lot !'���'   "    17 and E .'. lot 1��, block 10, lot '.Ml   "   2 block 17, lot'.Ml   "   ���_ and :i, block '-'.'i, lot '.Hi   Lots -I, /> and il, block .'18, sub-division I. ill!  FAIRVIEW ADDITION TO NELSON  Lot   1, block 1, lot Ma ��   " 11, block 1, lot Ma.   Lots 1 nnd _, block 2, lot 5Sa   "   1 and 2, block I, lot .ISA   " 12, block- 7, lot ')Sa   " 11 anil 12, block 111, lot W.v   "   :l and 4, block IS, lot 5S.\   Lot  7, block, 15, lot 5Sa   Lots il, 10, 11, and 12. block 15, lot ,18a   "   8 lo 17, block 17, lot 58a   "   I) aiid I, block l'.l, lot 58a   "    l! to SI, block 111, lot 58a   Lot   1, block 21, lot .ISA.'.   Lois 2 and ��, block 21, lot 58a   " 21 and 22, block 22, lot 58a   " 2:1 and 21. block 22, lot 58a   " S and 1, block 23, lot 5S.\   Lots 13 and II, block 23, sub-division 58a ...  "     1 to 5 bloek 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 38, sub-division 58a....  Lot    II, block 311, sub-division 58a   '     1,     "      -Hi, " "      '   21,     "      Hi, " "      Lots 3 and -I, block -17, sub-division 58a   Lot   20, block 17, sub-division 58a   Lots 13 and l-I, block 19, sub-division 58a   Lot   12, block 50, sub-division 58a   SUBDIVISIONS OP LOT  183,  GROUP 1.  Lot   11, block 5, sub-division I.1S2 ,   Lots  3, I, 5 and   ti, block 8, sub-division 1.182...  " 7,8, Hand 10, "8, " "...  Lot    2, block IS, sub-division 1.182   "     S,      "    18, " "       "     1,      "    20, " '<   Lots   0, 7 and 8, block 21, sub-division 1.182   "     7,811ml W,     "    22, " "       "     Hand I, block 31, sub-division r.182   Hloek A, sub-division 1.182   TOWN OF CRESTON.  Lot   M, block -l-I, sub-division 1.525 ,  "     S,     "      -15, " "       S 12 ft. lot S, block -IDA, sub-division l/>25.   Lot    8, block II), sub-division 1.52.1   "   l-I,     "50, " "   "    -I,     ������������   35,   ...       " "       TOWN OF KITCHENER.  Lot    7, block  1, sub-division 251(>   "     8,     "        1, " "   Lois 11 and 12, block 1, sub-division 25-10   Lot    6, block 3, sub-division 2510   "7,     "     3, " "      Lots  8 and I), block 3, sub-division 25-JtS   SUBDIVISIONS OF LOT 812,  GROUP 1.  10 acres, block 27, sud-division 1.812   ���10    " "     28, " "       10    " "     20, " "       10     " "     30, '��� "       SUBDIVISIONS OF LOT 891, .GROUP 1.  80 acres, block 21 and 22, sub-division '[mi..... .1      12I00'  SUBDIVISIONS OF LOT 892,  GROUP 1.  -10 acres, block 19, sub-division 892  ll|00  Delinquent  Taxes  Costs  and Expenses  Taxes  Interest  !l  til)  ,  10  0  IK1  11  20  1  30  '��  00  li  -10  70  2 00  >>  10  30  200  ii  2(1  35  .,  (Ml  Total  1270*,      ���  M'.WI  Olio,1- Shi-division  of  Lot  ���I 70 I     '.Wi, (1. I.  5 5-V  1  i;o  20  >t  (X)  3  sir-  3  20  a.  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I  00  10  0  00  3  lid  05  2  (X)  ��)  00  0.1  ���>  00  'i  1  (ill  20  ���1  00  3  80  111  *>  00  0  ���1  00  1.1  2  00  0  lj-> I  115 I  :i 80 1"  2 DO  li 4dJ  Creston.    Subdivisions Lot 525, G. 1.  32  03  0  00  0  32  03  i��  00  0  80  10  2  00  0  80  10  0  0()  ',  80  10  0  IX)  <>  1  00  '���  20  2  00  ii  90  mj  HI I Kitchener. Subdi-  10 1 visions Lot 2.110, G.l.  (i  00  115  ���>  00  8  II  1X1  (15  0  (X)  8  li  00  115  <>  00  8  (i  00  (VI  2  00  8  35 acres in sec. I, Tp. 15, 1,1237   7     "       "    "    1,    "   15,     "       ...  327     "       "    "    2,    "   13, r.l_3���   100    "       "    "   4, 5, 8, 9, Tn 15, 1.1237   113    "      "    "   28 and 33, Tp. 17, r.12-12 ....  TOWN OF YMIR.  1,35,,  051  15  13  00  I 70  1 00  210011  05 I Subdivisions of Lot  05 I      812, G. 1.  Ii5,/  15,'35*i  Subdivisions of Lot  I    f     891, G. 1  8105  3 17  3 25  81  0  85  _ Subdivis;  /     892.  Islons of Lot  Lots   1 and 2, block 7, Tp. 17, r.12-12, nil   2  ���10  ���10  30  30  ���    2  00  00  ���1  ���1  70"  Miller, Mary Ann   Lot    1, block   9, Tp. 17, 1.1212, Hli   70  -Miller, Mary Ann   "     5,     "       9,   "   17,     "     "      ���>  00  2i>  00  1  25  Bell, J   J   "    13,     "     11,   "   17,     "     "      i  00  20  >2  00  3  80  Williamson, John��� F   "   11,     "     11,   "   17,     "      "      1  (10  20  2  00  3  80  Cerillioii, A. F. and Sivier, I'otcr   "    10,     "      12,    "   17,      "      "   0  00  2f>  2  00  ���1  25  Sivier, Peter..'   "    11,      "      17,    "   17,      "      "      2  00  2.1  ���j  1)0  1  25  Kogeis, .1.1*...'. ���   Rogers, .1.1* ���    Bassett it Lamb   "    13,     "     20,    "   17,      "      "   T  00  20  00  3  80  Lots 10 and 17, block 20, Tp. 17, 1.1212, nli   ':i  20  .���15  0  00  il  5.1  Lot  20, lilock 20, Tp. 17, 1.1212, nil   ���>  00  25  0  00  ���1  25  Parker, Robert II   "    10,     "     21,    "   17,     "      "      T  00  20  2  00  3  80  Rohal, Peter   "   -8,      "     23,    "   17,     "      "      80  10  2  00  '.HI  Klaveno, Mrs. Kate ���  Lot  15, block 21, 1.1212, nO   0  20  Ull  <���_  00  7  8il  Bassett, A   ','.     ��.      "     25,     "       "   1  1,11  2ii  5  (X)  3  80  Wh ite, R.-.   "      !>,      "     25,     "       "  1  1,0  20  00  3  80  K lass, Joseph   Patterson it Sanderson   "    IL       "     25,     "       "   1  1)0  20  00  3  80  "    12,       "     2.1,     "  1  1,0  2(1  IX),  3  80  Hudson, Mrs. Li/.zie O   "      1,       "     20,     "       "   ���I.  30  00  ���1  ,0  Strandridgc A Shaw   Patterson it Sanderson   "   11,      "     an,     "  "    IS,       "     20,     "        _  ���, t,..1...-............^.  -----   A  ���1(1  00     3(1  20  ���.,  00.  1)0  -1  ^3  (0  80  ^Pattorson-it Sanderson ���.~.".~.t.". .".''tt-.ttttt   Loiiri.i ifmno, block 20,1.12-12, Ho   3  00  ���10  00  0  IX)  Patterson it Sanderson   "     1    "      2,     "     27,     "  5  00  (X>  2  IKJ  8  2ii  Patterson it Sanderson   "    15    "    111,      "     27,     "  0  20  l>0  2  00  /  8;i  Hudson, Lizzie O   '.'      1    "      2,      "      28,      "  -1  8:1  Oil  *,  IX1  7  ���to  Latham, Arthur   Lot   11, block 28, 1.12-12, ltd   '_  00  ;"p  ��� 200  ���1  to  Botirgoine, Jos  H   "    12,       "     29,     "  1  20  "l  2 1X1  3  lv>  Johnson, Douglas F   2  ���10  30  2 00  ���1  <0,  Klaveno, Peter   Lot     9, block,   3, Tp. M, i!8, 1,1237   3  (10  ���10  2IX)  li  rxrt  Borcmell it Odulr.   "     1,     '���         1,   '���'   11,   "     ".....   80  10  2 IX)  2  Jo  Welch, Thomas   "   13,     '���          1,   "   11,   "     "       1  00  10  21X1  3  lo  Smith, II. B ���   "     8,     "        10,   "   l-I,   "      "       1  IMI  ll)  2(H)  3  lo  Sandstead, Chas ;   Lots Hand 12, block 10, Tp. 11, 118 1.1237   i>  0.1  2i>  2 1X1  ���1  25  Ritchter, August /.-, ���.   Lot     li, block, 11, Tp  11,118,1,1237   1  III)  Hi  2(H)  3  III  ���Walson, William..   ,-.-,..:.:.������   .'.'   11,     "       11,   "   l-I,   "     "       1  su  211  21X1  ���1  WV  Dow, John W V '.   "  .121 Gl, Km acres   12  8.1  1  15  2 00  10  St  Scions, Harold ���   "   2.112 Gl, 115 acres   15  21  1  ill  2 1X1  18  II  Hccr Urns        "   131.1 Gl, 180 acres   f  11  Si>  2 IK)  10  J'l  Tolmle, R. F. and I'M wards, J. W:..-..   "    873 (II, -120 acres   18  .��)  0  !''i  200  23  11  Copeland, D. A   Block 1, Ia, 2 and 3, sob. lot 222, 15 acres   1  Jo  "  2 (Ml  3  l.i  Wing, Ah ../.'-,   N, K. corner block 11, sub-division 222, flj ac   1  12  in  ;o|  200  3  h  Turner, John A ;........   l.ol   229 Gl, 73 acres   5  19  -'.  uo  8|09  Ymir. Subdivisions  Lot 1213, G. i.  Ymir.  McLennan, Duncan   Fennel, Mrs. M.  I   Clnim hers, W. I.   Tn 11 .t Paterson   ('humhers, W. L   While, Mrs. Elizabeth    Albano, J   Klaveno, Mrs. Lizzie   Olcson, Swan   Slrickland, Wm.  E.   Henderson, Munlock A   TOWN OF SALMO.  Lot   20, block   I, siib-divlslon 1. 2IXi.\   "     ti,     "        5, ������ "    "       Lois 12 and 13, block   5, sub-division 1. 20iiA..  !'     I    "      2,     "      12,   "     9   "     10,     "      12,  .,  Lot   23, block 13, sub-division I, 21XIA   Lolsll and 12, block II, sub-division l,2lMiA..  l.ol   17, block 29, silb-cllvlsloli I. stHtA   "   II,     "      C,  '        "   12,     "      O, " "    "        "   13,      "      D, " "    "        III  0.1  2  (Ml  0  ���IfA  1>  III  30  2 00  ���170  8(1  10  2,00  2  '.HI  811  111  2IX)  2  9l  811  1"  2 IX)  >>  90  ���III  0.1  .1  IX)  ,>  ���15  K'l  lo  2  IX)  2  90  ���III  (ti  .1  IX)  .,  ���15  0(1  Hi  2  no  .>  0.'i  (III  1(5  2  IMI  *>  l'i,>  1(1  05  2  1x1  -  ���I.-.;  Salmo.   Subdivision  l.ol 2n��A,G. I.  Dated at Nelson, B. C,  October 29th, 1903.  ROBERT A. RENWICK,  Assessor and Collector, Nelson District, West Kootei^.  REISTERER & C2  BREWERS  OF  LAGER BEER AND PORTER  Put up in Packages to Suit the Trade  Brewery and Oflice: Latimer Street, Nelson, B C.  TIMBER NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days from  date I inlend to apply lo the honorable the chief  commissioner of lands and works at Victoria, B.  C. for a special timber license to cut und carry  away timber from the following described land:  Commencing nt "��� Post marked M.E.K southeast corner post, situated on the west side of Slocan lake, said post Is planted on the line oi Alex.  McKay's west boundary line, '.hence west 80  chains, tlience north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence south 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 0-10 acres.  Dated, Sept. 22, 1903. M. E. KOCH  Certificate of  Improvements.  NOTICE.  The Alhambra Fractional Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Koote-  niiv District. Where located : On the west slope  of Gold HilLEon Eagle creek.  Take notice, that I, Peter Edmond Wilson, Free  Miner's Certilicate No. B807.17, as agent for John  F. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate No. 58282,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to thc mining recorder for a certificate of improvement, for the 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.  I1. J_.   i�� IJ-iOUiV .  Certificate  of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Rand Land Corinthian mineral claims, situ-  ite In Ihe Goat River mining division of West  Cootenuy district.   Where   ocated : On the east  side ol Koolc'iiiiy lake, at thc mouth of Crawford  T.ike Notice that I, John McLatchie, acting as  aircin foi" (;- *-������ XIl,Jor, oilicial administrator  (trustee of the estate of R.  D. Munro),  Luzetta  Field, free miner's certificate No. IM82-I7, and  Charles M. Field, free miner's certilicate No.  BI8210, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the mining recorder for certificates  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  crown grants to the above claims.  And further take notice that uctlon, 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, sltunte 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. B75199, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to upply  to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant to the above claim.  And further lake 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?  =���$&������  ���"-MS  5M*-  ���i!Mfc  =->���*&*  #$������  SM��  ���IMS  -IM?  ���4MJfc  ������IMS  ���4M��  -*M?  &�����--  ���1M?  3M*  ���IMS  3M��--  ���1MS  *���&<�����*  ���1MS  sSS<t.  ���1!MS  ���*<*������  iJM?  #&���  ������1MS  &&-  ���IMS'  ���IMS  ���IMS^  71MS.  *M?  ���IMS''  ������i!MS  ���IMS   "  ���&<&-���  ���1MS  =$&  ���IM?  4.#������  ���IMS  ���3Mfc"  :1MS~  *���&&���  ���1MS  &&  ���IMS  4M��-  ���IMS  -.^s->k  ���IMS-IMS  The Great Northern Mines, Ltd.  A Consolidation of the Following Gold Properties:  The Lucky Jack Group:    Poplar Creek  The Swede Group :    Poplar Creek  The Oyster-Criterion Group:    Fish River and Pool Cteek  The Imperial Group :    Fish River and Pool Creek  The Lade Group:    Gainer Creek  The Strathcona Group:    Silver Cup Mountain .  Twenty-One Claims of Valuable Gold Mining Property*  CAPITAL. :   $1,500,000  In Shares of the Par Valae of One Dollar  DIRECTORS  W. B. POOL, President of the Ophir-Lade Mining Syndicate, Limited, Ferguson.  Wi F. COCHRANE, The Cochrane Ranche Co., Ld., Macleod, Alberta.  F. W. GODSAL, Ranche;Owner, Cowley, Alberta.  J. J. YOUNG, M.L.A., President, The Herald Co., Ld., Calgary, Alberta.  T. KILPATRICK, Superintendent, C. P. R., Revelstoke, B. C.  E. M. MORGAN, Locator of the Lucky Jack Mine, Poplar, B. C. ���*���  JAMES LA1DE, Mine Superintendent, C amborne, B. C.  B. CRILLEY, Assitant Manager Ophir-Lade Mining    Syndicate, Ld., Ferguson.  HEAD OFFICE ".   FERGUSON, B. C.  BRANCH OFFICES ..Poplar Creek, B. C, Camborne, B. C.  BANKERS  Imperial Bank of Canada, Ferguson,  SOLICITOR AND SECRETARY Robert Hodge, Ferguson, B. C.  The promoters of the Great Northe  feel that they are presenting a proposit  of mining, and one in which the few w  allotted to them may well feel that the  est gold mines ever discovered.  Every man who reads has heard of  of the Lucky Jack, at Poplar Creek. T  should have lain for years on a well-kn  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  duco more than two or three great min  tliree great gold properties, and the Gr  of them.  rn Mines, Limited, have every reason to  ion which stands unique in the history  ho are fortunate enough to have shares  y have an interest in some of the rich-  the sensation created by the discovery  hat a claim of such unheard of richness  own line of travel, passed over by hun-  lroad built through it���to be discovered  mpany bought it, is almost incredible,  n fiction.  he Swede Group, comprising the Gold-  cres), is, in the opinion of many, an even  o  g men that a camp does not usually pro-  es. In the Poplar Creek camp, there arc  eat Northern Mines, Limited, owns twof-  A   COINSOUIDATIOIV  The promoters of this Company ha  famous Nettie L. and Silver Cup mines  experience of nearly ten years mining a  whic.h; time they have organized several  able properties, in each case with marke  Having acquired several of the mos  British Columbia, the promoters decid  organized company, and place on the m  block of the stock at par.    Hence this  The consolidation includes the folio  described-in another part of this pros  ve in the past successfully operated the  in the Lardeau.   They can point to an  nd prospecting in this district, during  companies, and developed many valu-  d success.  t notable free  milling  gold  groups  in  ed to consolidate them in one big, solidly  arket, for a limited time only, a small  prospectus.  wing properties, whicli  are more fully  pectus:  Gainer   Creek:   Property  No.  1.���OLIVE MABEL  GOLDENVILLE  -FOUNDATION  ANNIE   L.  0PH1R  ==��� TWO^AND^AiHALFr  FAMOUS  Crown granted; partially developed;  contain rich, free milling and telluride  ore.  ���Rish   Creek  No. 2.���OYSTER  -������"     CRITERION  '�������������� MASCOT  'GOLD BUG  ."..���ROSSLAND  IMPERIAL  BALFOUR  No.  Surveyed for Crown Grant.   ;/L  Properties  Claims all Crown Granted; developed,  and stamp mill, etc., erected, ready to  mine and pay dividends this year.  Crown Granted and partially developed; adjoining above group and Eva  mine.  Ferguson   Property-  No. 4. -STRATHCONA.  Till UNI- FRACTION  Assessments completed  to  date.  Poplar Creek  Properties  V'Nti. Ii.���MICKY JACK  ���       - LUCKY.THREE  LITTLE PHU,  No. fi.���GOLDSMITH  GOLD HILL  Surveyed, and Crown Grants applied  for.  Will  be Crown  possible.  Granted  as  soon  as  THE:   COMPANY'S   POUCY  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 thc 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 Gained' Creek, 14  miles above Ferguson.  A tunnel 112 feet long has been run  of the ore shipped to the smelter gave  Frequent assays of ore from other par  firmed this high value, running from $  as high as $11,340 to the ton.  The property is traversed by a mai  several smaller veins carrying high val  to the rich ores of Cripple Creek, Color  promoters were satisfied from assays, d  gation, that they had a property as rich  account of the distance from transpor  they decided to let it lie until a more co  acquired other gold claims from which  and a shaft sunk on the ore.   Five tons  returns of $1,100 to the ton, in free gold.  ts of the claims have more than con-  200 to W.200, and from picked samples  n ledge, eight to twelve feet wide, and  ues in free gold and telluride, similar  ado. In the Lade Group the present  evelopment work and thorough investi-  as any in British Columbia; but on  tation, and the altitude (over 8,000 feet)  iivenient season, and in the meantime  quicker returns could be obtained.  A   Complete  Mine  No. 2, consisting of seven claims, h  Mining Syndicate, and is a gold mine in  Fish River and Poor Creek, 1500 feet ab  a daily steamboat landing at the head  Ophir-Lade Syndicate has completed, a  tnnnels, cross cuts and other developm  cost of $35,000,-installed one of the mos  of machinery in the province,'including  ���������mill,* rock crusher, Erue vanners, air co  Pel ton water wheels (300 horse power),  For a description of this property, t  to the report of Mr. A. H. Gracey, mini  At that time Mr. Gracey was Manager of  the-reproduction of his report in full, b  idea of. this property: ,  GEOLOGY. ��  "The country rock of the neighborhood 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.  as been purchased from the-Ophir-Lade  full working order. It is situated on  ove Camborne, and only six miles from  of Arrow Lake. On this property, the  t'.'.a cost of about. $24,000, 1500 feet of  ent work. It has also, at an approximate  t complete and best constructed outfits  a 10-stamp Fraser & Chalmers' quartz  mpressor and drills, aerial tramway, two  assay office, and all necessary buildings,  he Directors have pleasure in referring  ng engineer, of Nelson,  made  in 1901.  the Eva mine. Space does not allow  ut the following extracts will give a fair  Exposed on the property at the pre  free gold bearing quartz, which have b  etc., for considerable distances. The Oy  N. GO degrees W. and pitches into the m  the horizontal. It has a width, where e  portion of which is solid quartz.  "The Criterion vein (on the Criter  cuts for a distance of about 400 feet.   T  netic), and the surface cuts show a wi  vein is composed of solid quartz, carry  ated at some points with a little iron  assays are of samples carefully taken f  "1. Average chipped across both en  "2. Average ore from bottom of sha  "3. Average  chipped across big cu  "4. Average chipped across cut No  ton.   There are; in this cut some rich se  included in sample.  "Selected samples from these cuts g  $2,G01.40 per ton.  "A large amount of exceedingly ri  -point-where-the-shaft-is-being-sunk.-���  "Intersecting this gold  bearing qu  iron from 12 inches to 24 inches wide.  and is particularly well defined and re  give values as follows:  sent time are two well defined veins of  een .opened, up on the surface by cuts,  ster vein (on the Oyster claim) strikes  ountain at an angle, of 57 degrees from  xposed, of   from 8 to 25 feet, a large  ion claim) has been exposed by open  he strike is due East and West (mag-  dth of vein of from 3 to 17 feet. The  ing its chief values in free gold, associ-  pyrites and galena. The following  rom this vein by myself:  ds at collar of shaft, $18 gold per ton.  ft, $21.60.  t, 17 feet wide, $4.50 per ton.  . 3, 4 feet wide, solid quartz, $3.20 per  ams showing free gold, which are not  ave   assays    running   from   $478.20   to  ch ore has heen found, especially at the  Gold :  Silver  Lead .  artz vein is a smaller vein of galena and  This has been stripped for over 60 feet  gular.    Average  samples   of   this   vein    $22.S0   25.2 oz.  ,  27.6 per cent.  extent, they aro all exeep-  ey are all well defined and  a thorough development,  excellent. The veins can  levnls.   There is an abund-  the property, while fatal er has been  secured  in  "Although these veins are not developed to any  tirmally promising, especially the Criterion vein. Th  with  every appearance of permanency,  and warrant  "The facilities for cheap mining and   milling are  be worked to depths of hundreds of feet from tunnel  ance of timber suitable for all mining   purposes on  power purposes a record for .300 miners'  inches of w  Pool Crook at the foot of the mountain."  Immediate   Returns   Expected  In the course of a few days it is expected that the stamp mill at this  mine will be producing bullion in sufficient quantity Lo pay immediate dividends.  Another   Good   Property  No. 3. The Imperial, Balfour and Rossland claims, lying on Lexington  mountain, immediately between three working mines, the Eva. the Cholla, the  Oyster-Criterion. There are on the property three well defined quartz lodges,  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 tlie 700-foot level on the Eva, close to the line  of this group, some of the richest ore on the mountain has heen struck. Tlie  workings of both of these well known mines are close to the property of the  Great Northern. Tlie main ledges on the property run into the Oyster-Criterion  ground.  The tramway and air pipe of the Oyster-Criterion run over the property,  and the Eva tramway cuts across one corner.  The whole of Lexington Mountain is a mass of ledges of free milling quartz,  and the Great Northern Company have every reason to believe they own one  of. the richest portions of the hill.  A meeting of the shareholders of the Ophir-Lade Syndicate is being called  to formally ratify the sale of that company's property to the Great Northern.  Two    Potential   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  $703.97  Smelting charges       79.22  Net Proceeds  $714.55  The  Great Lucky -Jack:  No. 5. The Lucky Jack has been so much talked of since its discovery, and  has created such a sensation in mining circles, being described in all thc leading mining journals, that the directors feel it almost unnecessary to s*ay much  further. The group comprises three cl aims, situated at the mouth of Poplar  Creek, and with the Lardeau branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway running  through it. ���,-���-.'   ..  No less than seven ledges have bee n discovered on it, all carrying free1*gold.  The main ledge, containing the phenomenal .showing which has astonished  the world, cuts the mountain vertically,, and is from 18 inches to 6 feet wide. A  tunnel is now being run at the lowest workable point on the ledge. On September 12th it was in 50 feet, and the ore has been found to retain its sensational  values throughout.  Timber, water power, tunnelling sites, and every natural advantage for  economical mining are at hand.  It is interesting to note that the mouth of Poplar Creek was mined for  placer gold in the sixties and from the amount of work done, it is evident that  a large quantity of gold was taken out, but it remained for the present owners  to locate the source of the gold.  The company has already taken steps to instal a stamp mill and all necessary machinery for quickly mining out the wealth of thc Lucky Jack and converting it into dividends for the shareholders.  Uast  But  Best  No. 6. Though enough has been sai d in the foregoing to satisfy evon the  most'sceptical, there is still better to follow.  Words fail to describe the phenomenal  richness  of  the  "Swede"   group.  Briefly, however, it may be stated, that it consists of two full claims, the  Goldsmith and Gold Hill, being a continuation of the Lucky Jack and lying  higher up on the mountain, thus furnishing better tunnelling sites and enabling the ledges to be mined to a depth of nearly 2000 feet, without sinking.  There are, as far as known to date, nearly a dozen    ledges on the claims,  carrying from an ounce to over a hunt! red thousand dollars per ton in free gold  and besides this, there are rich deposits of galena and telluride on the claims, as'  Mridicated^by^the^ollowinjj^certifieate^g-iven^by^M^^Hli^McTaellanT-^-Tassayerr^of���  Poplar and Trout Lake City, after testing the ore:  Gold ozs. Silver, ozs. Total value  per ton.      Value.       per ton.    Value. per ton.  Galena,   etc 24.02 $4S0.40 90.70 $50.79 $531.19  Telluride ore from the Lucky Jack and Swede groups, assayed by Mr.  McKillop, assayer, of Nelson, gave returns of from $1700 lo $0540.  Statements   Accurate  Tho promoters of this company aro men well known in Western Canada,  and occupying such positions that thoy cannot afford to connect thoir names  with any other than legitimate mining   ventures.  Every slateinont in this prospectus is made advisedly, with a full know-  lodge of their responsibility ns directors. Tho promoters havo engaged in  active and legitimate mining for many years. They nre not here, today and  gone tomorrow. The.v expect to stay with mining, and assist in making British Columbia what she is destined to be���one of the greatest mining countries of Ihe world.  In the expectation of making the Great Northern one of the strongest  mining companies on the continent, they have thrown all their gold properties  into this consolidation.    Not. a single claim or interest has been hold back.  The expense of operating and management, will bo comparatively small,  especially as the same economical methods will prevail which have characterized the promoters of the Ophir-Lade and Nettie L., and which have enabled  them  to achieve signal  success  in   the   past.  Strict I >*   Limited  The company will tinder no consideration sell more than one hundred  thousand shares, and the proceeds will be used strictly for development purposes and  paying for plant, and  machinery.  The shares are of thc par value of one dollar, and are offered for a  limited time only at that figure. They aro fully paid, non-assessable, and  carry no further liability whatever.  The directors reserve the right to allot shares according to priority of  application, or in the event of the sh arcs being over subscribed, to allot  them pro rata.  APPLICATION   FOR   SHARES  Application for shares, accompanied by payment in full, should be made to the Imperial Bank of Canada,  or the Secretary of the Company, Ferguson, B.C.  FERGUSON,   B.C., September 21, 1903.  ���w  -jMfc-  *-$�����*  ���IM?  ���4M��  *M?  3Hfe  ���IM?  $_*������'  ���IM!?  .-1M&  y#$!  ���-���___.���'  ���1M&  ���M  ^>*?  ���IMS  . -���!   J^YI  _%-*>ll  ml  ml  ���IM?  *-$&*  ���1MS*  "v_>&*  ������#���$.  ���"*M?  =$&'  ������JfM?.  -_v-_-,  '-j>!>&  *M��i  ,_>fe  *&&  ���-#$*!  *&'&'  =?/���!���?  ���^  ^  ^  -IMsi  ���&�� 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 : : : : :  INELSOIN  Honey  IPURE  CALIFORNIA  Honey  In lib Glass Jars 25c  j.  Houston Block, Nelson.  A. IRVING & CO.  Groceries and Provisions  ���  ���  ���  ���  I   Preserving Peaches  We are now receiving regular consignments of the X  Crawford Freestone Peach direct from Wenatchee. Prices X  have touched  rock  bottom  for this season, so do not de- X  4_-  lay in orderingoyour supply. ���  J. Y. Griffin & Co., Limited.]  . NELSON,   B. C. ,      .   ��� |  We have just received two large consignments of      * ��p  T __������_�� 8^8  oiiet Soaps  Dorr-estio _--,d       J 5C  fo  $ J       Pet-fumed and    M  Imported * ^ER  ^of Undented        jj  The best in assortment and quality ever brought into Jp  the .Kootenays.    We have a few sample cakes of " In- |f��  fant's Delight'' left, to be given away.    The only soap fp  fpr, the- baby. ��� fp  SEE OUR WINDOW H  }: A. '1^0��j!. Co., Ltd. J  ] Wholesale and Retail' , pog  Groceries, Crockery and Glassware |p  P.O. Box 495 Aberdeen Block, Nelson Telephone 8  Coffee, Teas, Spices, ^Baking, Powder, and  fflalioring Extracts.  OUR GOODS a-re fH're an^ selecied from Me best in the various  -   "     ��� lines.. In order to get the best/please buy from us  direct, and Jt>e guarantee satisfaction.   cAddress,  Kootenay Coffee Co.  Nelson, *B. C.  Telephone 177  P. 0. Ilox 182  We earrv a very large  Slock of  ���     Tlie Latest I'utlc  Come and make your choice  Before House Cleaning  Linoleums  JSEE    OUR   GO=CARTS  All prices.   We can suit you.  D.   McARTHUR   ��&   CO.  Furniture   Dealers   and   Undertakers  cArthur Gee  cMerchant 'Tailor  HAS ON HANI) HIS -TOOK OF  Fait  and-.  Winter Goods  cAs heretofore they are of  the best quality and latest  designs.  Tremont Block  Baker Street  JUST ARRIVED  New Fall Goods  OF TIIK LATEST FASH TONS  Scotch   Tweeds,   Landslide,   Strathconn  and Belwarp Serges.    A fine line  of Puntings of the latest styles  Trices to suit the times.  Call and see them.  John Smalfwoorif  MORLEY & CO.  Wholesale and Retail  Booksellers and  Stationers  cArtists' Materials  Engineering and Mining  Books  Typewriters  iMimeograpbs  'Photographic Supplies  SMusical Instruments  Morley &Co* Nelson, B,G  THE TOWN AND THE DISTRICT.  Mr. and Mrs. George Johnstone, this  week, met with one of the saddest afflictions that, is met with in life. Their eldest daughter. Ivy, aged 18 years, died in  the Kootenay Lake general hospital on  Monday morning after having an operation performed for appendicites. The preceding Monday she had given her friends  a party and on Thursday went to the hospital. Her death, coming as it did, when  she was both a help and comfort to her  parents, is felt most keenly by them. Ivy  was born in Winnipeg, and came to Nelsou from Emerson, Manitoba, eight years  ago. She was one of Nelson's bricht and  well-liked young girls, and a short time  before her sudden taking off had started,  a kindergarten school, which she was conducting sxiccessfully. Her funeral on  Wednesday was largely attended, and the  esteem in which sho was held was attested by the flowers laid on her coffin and  her grave.  Hugh JB. Gilmour, the British Columbia representative of the Watrous Iron  Works of Brantford, Ontario, was in Nelson on Friday on his way home to Vancouver to take part in the bye-election.  Mr. Gilmour is a Liberal and sat in the  last legislature as one of the four members from Vancouver.  W. C. E. Koch of Nelson is reported as  securing a lease on the Enterprise mine,  on Ton-mile creek, Slocan Lake district,  that will enable him to work the mine as  a mining proposition. Koch is a rustler  and will do things.  IT. E. Simpson, editor of the Cranbrook  Herald, is in Nelson, on a business trip.  The one thing that surprised him was the  mildness of the climate here as compared  with that of the plains of East Kootenay.  G. B. McMillan is in from the iron  mines on Gray's creek, Crawford ��� Bay  district. He reports five feet of snow at  the mines, and development work closed  down for the winteri r  Miss Dumas of Ainsworth is visiting  with Mrs. James D. Wightman of Mill  street.  .'..-.'-.-.  "Jim" Grier, printer, politician, philos -  opher, patriot, is down from^ferguson.  $2,000.00  WANTED���To borrow ?230O for two years on  Nelson real estate as security. Address or apply  to John Houston, Nelson, B.C.  Timothy Hay  First-class Timothy Hay, baled, per ton   *fc 4 A  f.ob. Colville.........    S��>*  F. BARMAN, Colville, Wash.  Gait Coal  And Wood of All Kinds  Terms Spot Cash  W.  P. TIERNEY  Telephone 205 Baker Street  I  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  1 SUNDAY!  *    HOURS   .. |  ���.  Our store (corner of Baker X  X and Josephine streets) will J  X be open every Sunday for X  t dispensing purposes:���        t  X 9:30 to 12 o'clock X  X 2:00 to    5 o'clock        X  X 7:00 to    9 o'clock        X  ��� ���  I Canada Drug and Book|  I Company, Limited f  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Drink  THORPES  LITHIA  WA1ER  Every small bott   contains five grains  of Lithia Carbonate  Ward Street  MERCHANT TAILOR  NOTICE.  In the mutter of an application for a duplicate  of 11 Certificate of Title lo the South 7,1 feet of lot  10, block 'IS, in the town of Nelson and part (:i  fccji frontage on Latimer street) of lot 7, block (I,  Nelson city (map ISH.) Notice Is hereby given that  It is my Intention to issue at the expiration of one  month from the llrst publication hereof n duplicate of thc Certificate of Title to Ihe above mentioned land in the name of Annie Liester,  which certilicate is tinted the 8th day of Sep.  tembcr, :.S'jy, mid numbered am Ik.  , ���     , H. F. MACLEOD,      ,  Land Registry Ollice, DmtrictReglstrar  Nelson, B.C., Llth November, 1U03,  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  I Tailo*  I Made  11. A.  !  |AT  S  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  .;���'*'      PofitiCS.      ���������   ���    ;  (Continued from First. I'ligc!)  such a thing might he, then certaiuly  would all the energies of corporations be  centered oh the governor to induce.him  to decline having such an one in his cabinet. And if governor Joly's action' bo allowed to pass as a precedent, just such  similaraction's may be expected, from the  next governor. The ��� saine'classes; who  would oppose a laboring man entering the  cabinet, did make' an. outcry in 1900  against Cory Ryder and' Washington Bee-  bee, both hard-working men of the people  entering the Martiii cabinet. Governor  Mclnnes was* blamed for having allowed  these men in the cabinet,' and in the official: correspondence published: .at7 the  time \ve find his reply as follows ':'���'���'  ' " (d!) Because the persons' selected to  form a new ministiy \Vefejj for the most  part, new and untried- flien ���>���*_��� ��� won Id respectfully submit to your excellency that  after I had called on Mr. Martin to form  an administration, "it' was Mr. Martin's  unquestionable cortstitotoud-^privilege to  delect/his- colleagues'' Without any- interference on the part of nlyself or others.  In- support of this I wouM refer 'your- .excellency to the follo\*?hg passages from  Todd's Parliauieiifai-yGovemment in England::     ���        '���''' *  '   '������'������  V-  " 'The sovereign has'indeed nu undoubted right to express his wishesin favor of  the introduction or exclusion of certain  persons, but by modern' constitutional usage he has no authoritative voice in the  selection of anyone but the prime'.'minister. ' It is true that in ; this, as in other  matters, the expression of a strong personal feeling on the part of the crown  may have great weight *in excluding a person from office, or including^ him, for a  time at least, but eveh'this; consideration  must ultimately yield'to'a regard for the  public interests, aiid* the; sovereign must  be prepared to accept as 'his advisers and  officers of state those who have been chosen for such functions' by the premier.'���  2nd ed., vol. i., p. 332.'   ���"������ -   ,  " 'By modern usage it is" understood  that no one but the premier is the direct.  choice of the crown.���2nd'ed., vol. ii., p.  183.' "  =^iOu 4heauthority-of-the-above-=I=sub--  mit that if Mi-. Martin" saw fit to elect his  colleagues from among those who were  not members of the legislature, or hitherto associated-with the public .life, of this  province, it was his constitutional privilege to do. so, and that ��� to have cheeked  ^8* "%^^nV?< ^ ^SM**  NEARING HIS FINISH  Aguinaldo is right now'. He lias got enough!  There are many people in this town that know  when they have liad enough of poor laundry  work on their linen, and tliey turn to us for relief. It Is a pleasure to a mail to see the exquis-  iteeolor and finish Hint we have put on his shirt'  collars and cuffs when sent out from this laundry.  Kootenay Steam Laundry  S30 Water St.  Telephone 146  NELSON  STEAM  LAUNDRY  Work done by band or machine, and on short  notice. Delivery wagon calls for and delivers  work every day "in the week.  Blankets, Flannels, Curtains, etc., 11 specialty.  Dyeing and Cleaning also done. Outside orders  promptly attended to.  PAUL. INIPOU, Proprietor.    P.O. Ilox 48  We have a Large  Shipment of  Center Tables  and  heather Chairs in Oak  Not Expensive and good Values.  Tafcles at $J.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.00 and up.  Cobbler Seat Rockers Medium Prices.  Picture Framing a Specialty  ONE  OK OUR  WAREROOMS  . J. Robertson & Co.  Furniture Dealers  and  Funeral Directors  Baker Street:,  IVelsdn.  him in snch a choice would have been an  unwarrantable exercise of authority on  my part."  .���-��� That is very much in evidence as regards the present situation, and is, we  hold, the proper course for a governor to  take. But if, as some assert, the whole  -affair is a trick on the part of McBride  and Green to .folly Houston out of a place  in the cabinet^ it is' none the less to be  condemned, for in such a case they have  used the gove_'noi* as a catspaw to accomplish what they were afraid to do openly.  Nevertheless the governor has said that  he alone is responsible for his action, and  by so doing has confessed, to use Mr.  Martin's words, to a grave attack upon  the liberties of the people, he has denied  their right to say who shall administer  ���the government for them. In all this  there is a lesson for the Labor party which  we will try to point out in a subsequent  tissue. =       --������-^=^  Job  Printing  We Use Gumption as  well as the best papers  and inks in the execution of your orders���  they will not be misunderstood.. Quick dispatch given out-of-town  work.  W. H. JONES  Madden Building     NELSON, H.C.  FOR SALE  For Sale���Two teams of heavy dra/t horses.  Apply to W. C. McLean, northwest corner Ward  and Silica streets, Nelson.   New Nortli Fork Mining Company, Ltd.  TENDEBS FOR UPRAISING.  The directors of the New North Fork Minim;  Company, Limited, aie prepared to receive lenders'for upraising about fifty [out in the tunnel  at their mine the "Maud S," Erie, II. C.  Thc lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted HERBERT IIEWE,  I*. O.'Box 1C9, Vancouver, H.C. Secretary.  'QWfOlC'-P   ���' ��� : Ttrckett Cigar Co's \ Monogram  ^1T1 V*Vi   *  V Union Label Cigars \ Marguerite  George E. Tccfcett's Cigarettes j Karnack  Only Union-Made Cigarette In Canuda    (..T��.&  B��  w. j. McMillan & co.  WHOLESALE  GROCERS  Agents for British Columbia. Vancouver,   B.C.  Wholesale Provisions  ��� Produce and Fruits  ( R. A. Rogers & Co., I_d., Winnipeg  Representing   ) i\. K. Fairbank Co.,     -      Montreal  (Simcoe Canning; Co.,     -     Simcoe  Office  und   Warehouse,  .���Joaepliine  Street  Nelson,  B. C  Cash   Advanced   on   Consignments  Jacob Green & Co*  Auctioneers,  Appraisers, Valuators  General   Commission Agents  Corner of Baker and Josephine Street.  NELSON, B.C.  P. Burns & Co,  Wholesale  and  Retail  Meat Merchants  Head Office and Cold Storage Plant  at Nelson.  Application to Transfer Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that wc Intend to apply  at the next sitting of the Hoard of License Commissioners of the City of NcImiii for leave to  transfer the retail liquor license now held by us  for the Manhattan saloon, situate on Josephine  street, on lot 1, block (1, Nelson, Hritish Coin in bin,  to Kan kin* 1'itts.  Dated, Nelson, H.C , November "th.l'.i.W.  Witness: C. V. Dakk. INK .t BOYD.  :il MAKKETS at Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Revelstoke, New Denver, Cascade, Trail,  -rand   Forks,  Greenwood,  SIidway,  l'hoenlx,  Kossland. B'ocan City,  Moyie,  Cranbrook,  BRANCH  Gr  Fernie and Macleod. ���.,���   ��� _  NELSON  BRANCH MARKET,   BURNS BLOCK,  BAKER STREET  Orders by mall lo any Branch will receive promot and careful attention.  West Kootenay Butcher Company  Fresh and Salted Meats.   Fish and Poultry in Season.  ORDERS BY MAIL lecelve prompt  and careful attention.  __. C  TRAVES, Mnnaj-ei*.  K.W.C. Bjbck, Nelson

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