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 *^-#.  n  THE  WORST  STORY  OF  Att  c Of Mismanagement in Africa.  Phi __.\n._i'.I'll iA.January 11.���The North  American'.*. London cable says : In spite  of the strict censorship, a private letter  from Charles Hoby, representative of the  North American in Natal, Avhich escaped  by Moles Station, reached here today.  Iloby gives a detailed and graphic account of one of the worst disasters that  has yet befallen the British army, lie  tells how one British regiment Avas mown  down by another, each in the darkness  mistaking friends for foes, and how the  idiocy of the situation Avas not discovered  until tAVo divisions of British infantry  had rushed upon each other in a blind  charge of bayonets. lloby's letter fol-  Ioavs :  PiKTiOKMAttiT/.iiuKci, December 1">.���  Lying in the hospital hero ai e more than  a score of brave fellows sulTering from  terrible Avounds indicted by their brother  soldiers. They are the victims of one of  the most outrageous instances of blundering mismanagement in the annals of military history. On the aftcrnt.on of November 22nd four companies of the West  Yorkshire regiment, two of the Kast Surrey, two of the Queen's Guards, Avith the  Fifteenth battery of field artillery, left  Estcourt for the purpose of driving the  Boers from their position by a night  attack. The whole Avas under command  of colonel Kitchener, a brother of lord  Kitchener. ���  "The enemy Avas believed to beholding  a strong position on a kopje three miles  south of WilloAV Grange. ��� All Avent Avell  uutil Cummiugs had reached a point 200  feet from the summit of the supposed  Boer position, Avhen a sentry challenged,  at the same time coA-ering major Hobbs  Avitli a Mauser. A lucky shot from the  color sergeant saA*ed the major aud killed  the sentry. The right diA'ision had swung  around higher on the hill than the  Surreys and when that shot rang out the  Yorkshires Avere mistaken by them for  the enemy. The Surrey men immediately  poured a volley into their comrades  higher up the hill and the Yorkshire boys,  getting excited, fired doAvn upon their  friends. -  "For many minutes the battle raged  between the two British regiments. Then,  Avith a yell, the Surrey men charged up  the hill Avith bayonets fixed, killing and  Avounding their countrymen in the blind  melee, the Yorkshire men standing their  ground and,giving as good as they received. In * the darkness the khahi  uniforms were not recognized and it was  not until the.hill was strewn Avith dead  and dying that tiie terrible mistake Avas-  disco vercd."'  SATURDAY MORNING,.JANUARY  13,  1900.  PUBLISHED AT NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY MAIL) $5 A YEAR; WEEKLY, $2.  against James Baxter, Ferdinand Lemi-  eux and J. J. Herbert, charging them  Avith at different times between .January  1st, 1890, and July 25th, 1S99, unlawfully  and deceitfully conspiring to cheat and  defraud the Ville Marie Bank. Baxter  and Leinieux both pleaded not guilty to  the charge this morning. At the suggestion of the judge, Herbert also pleaded  not guilty.       Death of the Earl of Ava.  London, January 12.���It is reported  this evening that the earl of Ava has  died of his AA'ounds. He Avas born in 1873  and Avas the eldest son of the marquis of  Dtifferin and AA'.a, former governor-general of Canada, viceroy of India, and British ambassador to Paris.  LoNnox, January 12.���The earl died  without recovering consciousness. He  went out as war correspondent although  latterly he had been on sir George  White's staff. As the earl never married,  lord Terence Black \A*ood of the foreign  ollice, Avho married Miss Floreuce DaA'is  of NeAV York, becomes heir to the marquis and the estates. Lord Basil Black-  Avood, the third son of the marquis of  Dufferin, is also in South Africa.  THE MARINES HICHLY PRAISED  For Their Gallantry at G-ras Pan.  London*, January 12.���The conduct of  the marines of tho naval brigade at Gras  Pan is a source of praise from all correspondents.     The   Times   report of  that  battle  says  'The  Looks Like Another Pake.  Nkw York, January 12.���At the  Broadway Athletic Club tonight Kid  McCoy got the decision over Joe Choynski  in a bout which lasted three rounds.  Choynski should have 'had the fight iu  the second round, Avere it not for an  accident as to time keeping. In that  round he floored the Kid four times, but  the timekeeper pulled the bell as McCoy  Avas counted for the limit of ten seconds  and this saA'ed the Kid from absolute defeat. Choynski's seconds protested vigorously, but referee Johnny White, while  kuoAving that the round Avas short by  many seconds, stood by the official timekeeper and ordered the men to continue  Avhen the gong rang again for the third  round. * '  Will be Hanged in April.  Toiionto, January 12,���Henry William*-*,  convicted of .murdering John Varcoe,  grocer, has beeu sentenced to hang on  April l."_th.        MORE TR^Pi"TR0M  CANADA  British Columbia's Contingent Accepted.  Ottaava, January 11.���A cable has been  received by the militia department from  lord Strathcona, intimating that employ-  - ment Avill be found in South Africa Avith  the British forces there for any shoeing  blacksmiths and Avheelcrs Avho may wish  to go from Canada Avith the second contingent. Application should be made to  ���the military authorities. j  .   ' ,   ,  , Ottawa,' January 12.���Your corres-  ��� pondent has - A*ery good authority for  saying that the offer of lord Strathcona  to~pay all expensos~iir"connection- with"  raising, equipping and the transportation  -of 400 mounted men for service in  South Africa, has been approved by the  Canadian government, and that the men  will be draw.n from the Nortlnvest. The  effor of the British Columbia ministry to  rai.se and equip a hundred mounted men,  it is learned, Avill be accepted and, avill  accompany the 100-from the NortliAvest.  Britain Retains the Right "of Search.  ' T .London, January 12.���inquiries made  : this afternoon by the Pnilcd States am-  bassador, Mr. Joseph If. Choate regarding the disposition of the Beatrice's  American'cargo resulted in nothing being done. Tho Avar office, received no  further communication on this matter.  The Associated Press is informed that  the reports that Great Britain gives up  legal rights of search and depends entirely upon ship's manifests are incorrect.  In spito of cable denials, all the American  goods except the Beatrice's have been released. The foreign ollice is fully under  the impression that its note to Mr.  Choate decided the broad question of  contraband.  Baxter is Still to the Front.  Moj.tr.kai,, January 11.���F. Ames  B ixter, the A\*ell-knoAvn banker, Avho is at  present aAvaiting trial charged Avith aiding Herbert, the teller Avho Avrecked the  Ville Marie Bank to escape justice, and  upon whom a demand of assignment Avas  made yesterday by C. J. Rhinehart,  brewer, today instituted proceedings  against Miinehart for $50,000 damages,  . on. the ground that the demand of assignment made on him yesterday AA'as not'-  justified.  Montreal, January .1.1.--At the instance of Colonel .SherAVOod, of the ..Up-"  " minion police, warrants have been issued  Sudden Death of W. W. Ogilvie.  Montrkal, January 21.���The business  community of this city was shocked today by*the announcement of the very  sudden death of W. W. Ogilvie, ihe Avell  known millionaire miller, Avhieh occurred  at his residence' shortly after 1 o'clock.  Mr. Ogilvie attended his office as usual  this murningvJeaving it-shortly after 11  o'clock to .attend- a' meeting of directors  of the Bank of Montreal, of Avhich he Avas  one. At the conclusion of the meeting,  not feeling well, he called a cab, and also  called iu a doctor, Avho accompanied him  to hit. residence, Avhere ho expired shortly  afterwards. Death is supposed to have  been due to heart failure.  All Committed for Trial.  Montrkal, January 12.���Herbert, Le-  itiieux and Baxter, charged with conspiring to defraud La Bauque Ville Marie,  Avere up this morning before justice Cho-  quette in the police court. All the accused pleaded not guilty and AA'ere committed for trial. Walter and Ernest Fel-  loAves, charged with receiving money  from Herbert and Lemienx, Avere also  committed for trial. The case .of James  Baxter, charged -with aiding Herbert to  escape justice, "is sent to the court of  Queen's Bench in March. All of the ac-,  cused-are-noAv -in the handsof the jail-  officials.   .        . German Comment on the War.  Beiimn, January 12.���-The war iu South  Africa continues to be a subject of elaborate comment in the German press. The  Militaire Woehenblatt, the military or-'  gan, declares its expectation, that, lord  Roberts and lord Kitchener having arrived at- the Cape, things Avill henceforth  "mend for the British." The German  diamond industry is being seriously injured by the Avar. Jn Hanan four large  diamond fculting establishment.. hiu*e  been closed.  naval  brigade  advanced  in  extended  order, but  in  eon-  A-erging upon the position to be  taken,  they   unconsciously     found   themselves  closed   in   and   attempted    the   ascent.  The    fire    directed    upon    them    AA'as  terrible   and    distinguished     by   their  swords   the  officers   were  first   to fall.  Commander   Ethelstone    AA'as    mortally  Avoimded fifty yards from the first stop,  and one by one the rest fell  as they advance,  many with  two or three  bullet  wounds.    The slaughter Avas appalling to  Avatch ; the gallantry displayed Avas \ise-  less under the pitiless iron hail that AA'as  but  slightly checked  by the  redoubled  shelling    of    the    reinforced    battery...  With   a    cheer   the     Yorkshire    meii,'  ran up to their help, pouring upwards a  tremendous fusilade towards the crest df  the San gar.    Of course they lost heavily,  but their open formation and the impossibility  of distinguishing  officers  saved  them   from   the concentrated  fire that  had     deprived      the     naval      detachment   of   their   leaders,   and   little   by  little     the     thin       line      of       khaki  crawled up to the top.  The storming line  AA'as noAv so near the crest that the guns  could only be directed upon the Boers  enfilading the positions from the spurs of  the kopje  on  the   left,  and almost in a  calm lieutenant* Glaylor, closely followed  by   lieutenant    Jones   of   the   marines|j  reached the  outer  AA'orks  of the sangar  and made  their Avay  over.    In the half  minute fifty  men tumbled over immediately and rushed forward to clear the position in the rear.  This Avas, hoAvever, stubbornly held for  a quarter of an hour, more perhaps, as a  screen to coA'er the retreat of the Boers.  Above, the hill top Avas almost dripping  with blood, not a boulder* escaped its  splash of crimson' and the innumerable  splits and chips of the iron, stone blocks  indicated the terrific nature of our fire.-  Most of the dead or wounded Boers AA'ere  carried off, fifty" of the more severely  Avounded Avere'found in their hospital a  quarter of a mile away, but. hero and  there a dead man proved that here the  Transvaal had sent its men for the first  time to meet the oncoming column.  Gunboats Arrive and Crisis is Over.  Santo Doaiingo, January 12.���The  United States gunboat Machias and one  more French war ship ha\'e arrived here.  The French admiral has had a conference  Avith the government. According to  rumor the difficulty is being settled in a  satisfactory manner.  A Great Increase,  Toronto, January 12.���Clearances  through the Toronto clearing house  for the year 189!) amounted approximately to $507,000,000, an increase of  $70,000,000 over 1898.  Will FoIIoav U. S. Market.  Toronto, January 12.���The annual  meeting of the Canadian Packers' Association AA'as held here last evening and  decided not to determine the price of  canned goods..  Candidate for Horth Wellington.  Aimnm, Ontario, January 12.���Conservative.; of North Wellington have  chosen Lionel H. Clarke as their standard  bearer for-the next general, elections for'  the federal house. *-.'���'-,-  HAS CIRCUMVENTED THE BOERS  Buller is on Their Flank.  London, January 13���i a. in.���General  Buller's tAventy-eight words announcing  his forward moA*ement of Thursday is interpreted as meaning that he has passed  around the Avestern end of the Boer lines  at Colenso and is uoav several miles behind them and Avithin fourteen miles of  general White's outposts at Ladysmith.  The Boers a feAV days ago had forces  Avith guns at .Springfield,' where' general  .Buller .dates his dispatch. Their commanders have-been -obviously- dislodged  either by fighting or by lnanrm.-  vers, the Boers retiring* across the  Tugela as general Buller advanced. From'  generalv Buller's dispatch, coupled Avith  the fact that unofficial intelligence from  the seat of Avar has virtually ceased since  Monday the deduction is drawn that important operations are in progress, as Ave  cannot move far without going against  tiie Boer eutreuchments.    .   , , * *  The death list from enteric fever  and dysentry at Ladysmith averaging  from eight to ten daily,' is considered  more serious than the 430 casualties of  Saturday's light; as it indicates * the  frightfully insanitary condition of the  beleaguered town. A letter from Ladysmith, dated December 7th, .-.ays that  even then, 90 out of 510 men in the  battalion of Avhich the Avriter Avas a member, Avore sick Avith dysentry or enteric  fever, and according to a dispatch to the  Daily Chronicle, dated January 8th, the  patients and attendants in Tombi camp,  Avhero the hospital is, then numbered  8000 men.   How Many Wives Had He?  Ni_w York, January 12.���Alfred Moi-  rison, Avho shot and killed one of his  Avives with Avhom he was living in .Mount  Vernon is uuder arrest. Cnnvds Avaited  around his house ad day in anticipation  of the arrest, and folloAved Morrison,  Avho Avas in charge of two detectives to  the court house, Avhere he Avas arraigned  and held by the grand jury on the charge  of murder in the first degree.  "Venezuelan Difficulties Ended, "...������  Ca r ac As, Venezuela, January 12.���  The financial crisis is ended. The difficulty between the government and. the  banks has been amicably settled and pub-  licconfidence is restored. '   "���-���'-.'  B. C. CONTINGENT   ACCEPTED  Ralph Smith Held the Floor.  Victoria, Jenuary 12 ��� [Special to the  Tribune.]���Word came tonight that  the  Dominion government had accepted both  Strathcona's offer of four hundred horsemen and that of the government of British   Columbia   to  supply   one   hundred  rough riders.   -Mr. Semlin's  thrifty  idea  of last night, Avlien  he   suggested  that  since Strathcona's  men Avould  be draAvii  from the west there Avould be no necessity  for British Columbia's separate hundred,  is therefore not to bo realized.  ;  Ralph-Smith today continued the  debate ou the address.    He  confessed that  he had been an  ardent admirer  of Joe  M.artiu up to his dismissal from the cabinet; but that the course of the  attorney-  general .since that time: had  quite alienated him.  . Martin was. not in the house  today, so he did not hear, his  quondam  friend's characterization of him,in brief, as  a man.devoid of honor  or  principle, and  -a  bombastic bluffer  of the   first order  Smith quoted with approval  the  resolutions   of    the    Nanaimo    and  "V/ietoria  . trades   and     labor    ; councils      declaring forfeited  their.recent confidence in  'Mai*tin, aud added for himself the most  severe denunciation  he could command.  Smith has not helped the gOA'ernhient's  position .by  his .violence,  for there are  ���members on  his  side "'of ��� the house Avho  'think that under the circumstances Martin is entitled to work for the overthroAv  of; those AA'ho so unceremoniously ousted*  him without being made  the subject of  'abuse-of this nature.  Mr. Higgius also spoke on the address.  The main drift of-his contention wa's that  the government should appoint a-royal  commission on the; eight-hour laAv and  suspend its operation pending the commission's report, in the hope that in the  meantime OAvners and miners would settle their difficulties amicably.  The caucus of the government party  last night lasted until near 12 o'clock.  The nature of the position .there developed may be judged from a subsequent  casual remark of a minister that if the  government was'near its end, he_wished  the other side joy of Joe Martin Avhen  they attempted to take OA'er the reigns  of power.   '  Avar in South Africa. He proceeds to  say: "This state of affairs is largely  duo to A*ague fears of European complications and Avould lose much of its acute-  ness if the governing powers of the  world and public opinion abroad would  become imbued Avith the sentiments  Avhich animate the ruler of one hundred  million subjects."  LOCAL   NEWS   IN   BRIEF.  Another Influenza Epidemic.  Bi-i-MN, January 12.���An epidemic of  influenza has broken out in Berlin and  scores of deaths are already reported.  THE ILL-FATED MOFFATT PARTY  The Oregon man Avho became reconciled AA'ith his recreant Avife here on  Thursday returned yesterday to his home  across the line taking the family with  him.'  Rev. Thomas Crosby, missionary to the  Indians of British Columbia, arrived in  the city last night, and Avill preach the  annual missionary sermon on Sunday at  the Methodist church. Mr. Crosby has  an unlimited fund of experiences with  Avhich to amuse his audience by recitals.  Collections during the day in' aid of the  missionary fund.  The Hudson Bay Company is awaiting  a shipment of store fittings before removing to their new premises. When  the fittings arrive the grocery stock Avill  be installed, and the drygoods and other  departments established as the goods  arrive.  The traimvay company was to have received a motor generator and other electrical appliances from the manufacturers  last month, but an advice has beeu re-  ceiA-ed stating that the. apparatus Avill  not be forwarded uutil February 1. The  delay seriously inconveniences the street  car company.       !  James J. Dervin left last night on an  interesting mission. He has been engaged by the British Avar office, to take  charge of a bunch of 200 mules purchased in the Southen States for use in the  transport service in South Africa. Mr..  Dervin is thoroughly experienced in mule  packing through rough country and Avill  do good service in the campaign.  Perished' on the Edmonton Trail.  Victoria, January 12.--NeAA'.*4 Avas received from Dawson this morning that  corporal Skirving, who Avas in charge of  the party detailed from the Nortlnvest  Mounted Police to go in search of the  missing Moffatt parly, and Avhich left  Dawson on the 29th of August last, returned ou December 19th last. He Avas  preceded one Aveek by tho other three  members of .'the expedition, having  beeu    delayed,    because    of   an'  injury  tp_  hjs jenee,.   sustained     while '_ on.  the    tiail - at '   a   * point    near    Circle  city, and again to make the  arrest  of a  dog thief.     Corporal .Skirving'confirms  the report.of the death, of three  persons  Avho constituted the Moffat party.   They  Avere'A'.  F.  Moffat 'of   Pembroke,   Phil  Bollevue of Dulutli' and  one   Holmes  of  l-Tcsno.    They Averewhat remained after  numerous vicissitudes of a party numbering originally 21 persons en route to the  Klondike    over    the    Edmonton    trail  during,     tho     fall      of   -   18..7.        The  other       members       of'     this       party  had at A'arious points on the route taken  diverging courses.    As time  pa._-.sed   and  no tidings Avere" received  of those- three  men, their  friends   became alarmed  for  their safety mid their anxious iniquiries  resulted in the sending  out  of  the expedition Avhich  ha*, just  returned  with  tiie     sad     tidings     that     the     three  had    doubtless     perished      of    starvation,   two   bodies   having    been    found  and   buried  by the Indians  AA'hilst   all  traces  of  the   third   disappeared   ac   a  point not remote from where those  bodies  had  been  found.   The relief  party,  guided by A, F. Boake, covered over 2000  miles  in   its  search, and  .-.peak of many  hardships endured.    Their  travels were  ended by the freezing of the  river Avhen  they had   reached  Fort Mcpherson, and  having   become   satisfied   that   nothing  more definite Avas to be ascertained, they  started on the return trip to Dawson.  The Present Czar is Peaceful  St. PKTKi'muiH*, January 12.-���Tiie re-,  port of M. De Witte, the finance iiii.ii._ter-  on the budget, closes Avith an.interesting  statement on the high- rates and tlio  stringency of the money markets  throughout the. world which,.ho says,'  seriously hampers commerce and" Indus-:,  try and  has .been, complicated by 'the.  The Twentieth Century Fund.  A meeting of more than usual interest took place at St. Paul's Presbyterian  church last night, Avhen the first gnu Avas  fired in Nelson in the campaign toAA'ards  raising the'twentieth century fund'. The  pastor, Rev. R. Frew, presided and the  speaker of the evening AATas lieA*.* F. D.  McLaren of St. Andrews church, Vancouver. -"During the evening-Mrs. Oliver  and Mr. Grizzelle sang, and the choir led'  in the singing.  The tAventieth century fund is uoav engrossing the attention  of Presbyterians  thionghout the Dominion.    The -proposition is, briefly, to raise before the end of  the present century a million dollars for  the purpose of aiding certain departments  of the church Avork.    The fund is divided  into   tAvo   parts,   the  first  aggregating  $600,000 and knoAvn as the common fund,  and the  other  $100,000 for discharging  debts on church property.    The missionary, educational and benevolent Avorks of  the church are to  roceivo  aid, and  congregations are urged to reduce or  extinguish their own debts, the sums dcA'oted  to this purpose during the period specified  being credited to  the  congregation and  counted in themillion dollars. Theological  institutions- arc   to   be'" endowed    and  .$101,000 Ayili !)(��� devoted to the formation  of a rest fund  or  working  balance for  missioiTsciienles.--Thl_,~sy~TTbd  of British  Columbia i*? to furnish $-18,000 toward the  fund, and it has been suggested thai one-  half the amount  be  d'.A*oted  to  raising  church  debts   in   tiie  province and  the  balance contributed to thy common fund.  Expanding * Bullets For Practice  . JjO.v.jO.v, January J2. - Lee-Met ford  carti idges are running short in the Urit-  ish magazir.es, and according toiui official  report tiie war office propose.-, lo fall bad.  temporarily' upon a hundred million  "Mark 1 expanding bullet-1," most of  which arc already in -.forage in South  Africa. The war oflicc. however, ha*.  issued a strict order to the volunteers  that the fifty round,- of ''mark f"  given them mils. I be Used iu practice at home, none being taken to  South Africa. After the public announcement that no such  Avould be used in this  its employment, tho Daily  icle thinks would be a serious  of faith, especially as the  complained that the Hours occiv  u*?ed Mich projectiles.  WHOLESALE TRADE IS STEADY  Local Houses Report Good Business.  The report from the Nelson Avhole-  salers for the week is that business is  moving quietly. Shipments are made regularly, and a large A*olume of trade  comes to the local houses in the ordinary  routine. A feAv Avceks hence Avill probably Avitness the opening of a busier season, but in the meantime the dealers are  not complaining. Yesterday's shipments  Avere as follows:  A. Macdonald & Co., Avholesale grocers  ���Kitchener, Robson, Saudon, Erie, Ferguson, Fernie and Slocan City.  Kootenay Supply Company, Limited.  AA-holesuIe grocers.���-Cascade, Eholt and  Moyie City.  John Cholditch <fc Co., Avholesale grocers.���Sandon, Greemvood, Summit City,  Phienix, Eholt, East Hobson, Kaslo and  Anaconda.  H. Byers & Co., hardware and mining  supplies.���Mollie Gibson, Slocan City,  Deer Park, Moyie City, Sandon, Granite  Siding, Athabasca and Grand Forks.  LiiAvrence Hardware Company, liard-  Avare and mining supplies.���Porto Pico  Siding, Lemon Creek, Ymir, Greenwood,  Grand Forks, Coffee Creek, Salmo, Columbia, Slocan City and Rosslaiid.  VancouA-er Hardware Companj--, hardware and mining supplies.���-Kitchener,  Sirdar and Nakusp.  Turner, Beeton & Co., liquors and dry  goods.���Sirdar, Kaslo, Kitchener and  Ainsworth..  If. J. EA-ans & Co., commission merchants.���New DeiiA'er, Siherton, Slocan  City, Greenwood, Eholtand Phoenix.  Brackman & Ker Milling Company,  Limited, flour and feed.���Pilot, * Bay,  Salmo, Erie, Balfour, AinsAvorth, Creston  and Slocan Junction.   ,  Kootenay Cigar Manufacturing Company, cigars���Trail, Rossland, Grand  Forks, Greenwood, Phojnix, Revelstoke,  Kimberley, Kaslo, Fort Macleod, Moyie  City and Fernie.  Parsons Produce Company, provisions,  etc.���Grand Forks, Wan eta", Salmo, Ymir,  Erie, Greemvood, Cascade, Nakusp, Revelstoke, Slocan City, Sih-erton, Kaslo,  Sandon and NeAV Denver.  J.  Y.  Griffin  &  Co., provisions, etc.���  Rossland.   Ymir,   Poorman,    Cranbrook,  Sandon and Revelstoke.  -F. 11. Stewart <K_   Co.. provisions, etc.���  Itossland, Sandon and Trail.  Manitoba Produce & Commission Company, 'Limited.---Rossland, Robson . and  Whitewater. '  Nelson Saw <\_ Planing Mills, Limited,  sash and doois.���Poorpiah, Greemvood  and Kaslo.  ��� California Wine Company, Avin'cs and  cigars.���Slocan, City, _ Silverton,' Noav  Denver, Sundo.i and Greenwood.  W. F, Tectzol A: Co., assayers's supplies  -���Moyie City, Athabasca.  GREAT ENTHUSIASM EXHIBITED  Over the "Volunteers in London.-  Iteimu'kablc fcciics of patriotism Avere*  Avitnessed in London last evening after a  short service held  for  the volunteers in  St. Paul's cathedral.    The vast audience  Avas slow to disperse.    J/.dies stood upon  their  chairs,   beckoning  and' calling   to  brothers, son? and friends  in the  ranks,  the latter signalling back. A scene of great  animation  ensued,    The  organist  introduced a few baisof the National Anthem  in concluding the  voluntary.    The effect"  of,this strain  Avas  magical.     First  the.  volunteers  and   then   the    congregation *  took-up-tho strain and the vast cathedral  was filled Avith enthusiastic  s*ong.   -The  demonstrations were renewed by immense  crowds  outside. , St.   Paul's  churchyard  and Ludgatc hill Avere black Avith people  and it was impossible for the volunteers  to   march.      Individual   members    Avcrc  pulled one of the ranks by  their -friends  and admirers, avIio raised   thorn on'their  -"boulders and   thus   carried   them   down  Pled street to  the  Temple.    Those who  escaped hoisting   proceeded   slowly  surrounded by clinging women'.  Tele-  dated  tvv  bullet  Avar,  -'hron-  bri-aeh  British  -ionailv  Better News from Frere.'  1 ,n.v()i).\', January f '���>. - -The Daily  graph has tiie following dispatch,  January J), from* Kreru camp "A he  ���storm has been lagingall night and there  is eA'ery prospect that il Avill continue.  The roads are impassable and the rivers  and spruits are full. There has been no  firing at Ladysmith or Colenso. The  trenches must be filled with A\-ater. Boers  arc holding Mount Hlangwana. but they  are certainly quite isolated, as their  bridge over the Tugela must have, been  carried away."  A Premier's Son a Felon.  Komi., January 12.���Luigi Crispi, son of  Signor Franchisco Cri-spi, the distinguished Italian statesman and former  premier, avus today sentenced to four  years' imprisonment for the theft of  jewelry from the countess Ccllcrcs iu  April, 1S9.5.  Comparison of Votes.  In Nelson there were (SO-- votes polled  in the mayoralty contest;.in Rossland  r>;>8. If allowance is made for a certain  larger proportion of alien population-in  itossland, it Avould seem that the. difference in population between the two towns  must be very slight, if there is any.'. ., ���'���-*  Tho Boers Have a Big Force.  Loxi-o.v, January 12.���The Boer  strength, originally ^:.,0t>0, is now heavily  augmented by Capo Colonists, and the  lighting forces may be estimated fairly  at 100,000 and 20(1 guns. The Boers are  not compelled to guard their communication.:. Their grass is good, the crops aio  growing, vegetables, cattle and sheep aie  plentiful .and game is abundant.  .. The Metal Market. .  Kku* Yohk, January 12.���Copper dull,  brokers* Jjilli.j'.O, exchange $lt.i.;*.U. Lead  steady, brokers' is I.���!;*'. exchange Jji-LTO��  is-f.7;".. Tin firm, straights $27.30, plates  :i*">2S.!lb.    Spelter quiet, $1.45. U a  IN  . ;l  I *    i  H  THE TRIBUTE:  NELSON B. C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13,  1900  I  i..i  I. .  if)  p  1.'���-���''  R  P  P  I-*  I*. -  Li  I  Overalls and Jumpers  We l.ave just received a large lot of overalls, smocks and  jumpers.   Overalls with and without bib.   Extra values.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B. C.  GROCERIES.  AMACl.ON'AL.. & CO.-Cornoi* A'crnon mid  ��� Josephine streets, wholesale ki-ocoi-s imrt  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mills, boots, rubbers,  niackinaws and miners' sundries.  KOOTKNAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED��� Vernon    street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  fOHN C1IOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nol-  *J    son. whcjle-alo grocers.  COAL. ~  CROWS   NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  SI. Barbc. Agent. Baker street, Nelson.:  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Bakerand Josephine  ���   streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware  and   mining supplies.  Powder Co.  Agentsfor Giant  LAWRENCE HARDWARE (COMPANY-  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hard warn and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  COMPANY,  )lesalo  plum-  VANCOUVER   HARD AV ARE        LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware arid mining supplies,  bers and tinsmiths'supplies.  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Cornor Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesaledealers in ceratcd waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.  ~ ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TTT  F. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker [and  VV .   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesaledealers in   asiayers  supplies.   Agents ;tor Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.       ~  Nelson,  cigars,  cement, fire brick and fire clay, water'pipe.aud  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ~~ FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  I/I'D.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New VVest-  -jiinst-r.        ;   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY C1GAK MANUFACTURING  (JO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets, Nelson, -_._-_inufac_lurcrs.of "Royal Seal" and "Kootenay IJello" brands of cigars.  .PAINTS   AND   OILS.  1SJELSON  HARDWARE  COMPANY-Baker  J-'    Street���AVholesale  HJ. EVANS &  CO.���Baker street,  ���   wholesale    dealers   in   liquors,  and   brushes  Kootenay.  dealers in paints, oils,  of all kinds.    Largest stock  in  . FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P     BURNS &   CO,���Baker   street,   Nelson,'  ���   wholesalo dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  POWDER, CAPS AND~FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, slumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers in caps- and taser and electric  blasting apparatus.  PR0V1_SI0NS, PRODUCE AND" FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE CO_\IPANY���Vernon  "sticet, Nelson, wholes>alo dealers in provisions, produce, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hiU-i..  Y. GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corncr Vernon and  Josephine strcctu, Neli-On, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured'-meats, butter and eggs.  R. STEWART & CO.-AVaichouses on C. P.  It. track, foot of Stanley street, Nelson,  wholesale tleulei,-s in provisions, produce sand  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  J.  F.  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO.,Ltd. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hall   btreet".  Wholesalo dealers in butler, eggs and cheese.  ~SASH AND DOORS."   "  AND   PLANING    MILLS,    Front and Hall st reete,-  Xelbon, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers  in sash and doors; all kinds of factory work mads  to order. ��� >  ,  7 WINES AND CIGARS.  COMPANY.    LIMI-        _ and'Hall -.treot<*, Nelson, wholesale dealers inL wines (case and bulk)  and domestic nndimportcd cigars.  TSJELSON   SAW  ���*-*    LJMIT'EIJ-Coruer  CALIFORNIA    WINE  TK-..-Corner Front  ��Jte Qfctimnz*  Party lines iu the  old  country press  - have broken clown under the strniu of  the war. Hvery, influential Conservative  paper-in the country is abusing -the gov-  erumentaiHl the war office, and A. J.  Balfour',*, per_-i_-lenec.ii- crying out that'  all is.Avell Avhen everything ib obviously  very far indeed from well, litis rou**e��. the  newspapers to a pitch of fury unequalled  by party journals in modern time*.. "When  parliament meets there Avill be a very  lively, time at St. Stephens. The only  factor likely to fcuve the government is  the question of Avhon. to put in its place.  Afternoon dispatches purporting to  give news of the Avar have in almost  every instance lacked confirmation. As-  As   a  matter  of   fact   they consist   of  - rumors circulated round London, and  hatched iu all sorts of out of the Avay  comers and for all   sorts  of purposes.  . They are generally invented and circulated AA'ith a vieAV* to influencing the prices  of shares. Nobody believes those dispatches uoav. Fjvcu if one came that Avas  true it Avould not be believed until confirmed by the Avar office or some newspaper dispatches from tho front.  :A veiiv serious  aceusatioii  has been  brought against the censorship in South-(  Africa, namely, that there has been a  Avholesale suppression of facts, concealed  Avith a. view, not to prevent the Boers  from learning British plans, but to cover  np the delinquencies of the Avar office. If  this is so it is an unfair, in fact an outrageous use to make of the censorship,  and Avill in time react very heavily against  those making use of such a device to prop  up their failing prestige.  Victoria seems to be a hotbed of  political conjecture. Reports are there  invented with surprising facility, and  inconsistent reports put forward Avithin  twenty-four hours Avith equal readiness.  First we hear that Prentice Avill not vote  for the government; Prentice arrives and  votes with the government. Then we  hear that Ralph Smith is alienated to  Martin's side by Martin's arraignment of  the government: Ralph Smith arises and  smites Joe Martin. Next we learn that  Ralph Smith, by abusing Martin, has  alienated somebody else; Avhat is coming  next ? There is a neAV shuffle every day.  But the shuffling takes place in the minds  of the opposition. ��  Many people throughout West Kootenay Avill regret the death" of the earl of  Ava. When he was through this country last summer hef made many friends  and Avas sized up as a thoroughly good  felloAV. The Avit and bonhomie which  distinguished his. father, and still more  his great ancestor Sheridan, had not died  out in the later generation.  Congratulations From all Quarters.  Mayor Houston entered upon his duties  as chief magistrate yesterday. During  the day he received the congratulations  of a great many personal friends, Avho  did Avhat they could to elect him, and also the following by wire :  Aaji_-Vir_i.E,_ST. C, January 12.  John Houston, Nelson.  Hurrah oldJViend I most heartily congratulate you.     T. U Collins.  liossi.AN.-_t, January 12.  John Houston, Nelson.  We congratulate you,  Clark,   Coombs   and   the   Kootenay  IIotkl Gang.  Victoria, January 12.  John Houston, Nelson.  Congratulations from old friends.  Ki.u.v, IIl'-mm, Martin, Dean, Tissual.,.  Greknavooj), January 12.  John Houston, Nelson.  Hearty  congratulations   from   Nelson  boys at Uruonwood.  Charles J. Ani.kenv  Sandon, January 12.  John Houston, Nelson.  Accept    congratulations    of    Sandon  Miners*' L'niou.   .A splendid victory.   ,  ' -'   / W. L. Hauler. , .  .     .   Victoria, January 12. ,  Mayor Houston, Nelson.    .  Accopt_ congratulations _. and     shake,  hands AAith some one for me.  .    -    R.F. GiifcEX. ���  -   -       Victoria, January 12.    '  John Houston, Nelson.  Congratulations.  F. Carter Cotton.  St. Austkll, Connvall, England.  John Houston, Nelson.  1 Lcarty congratulations.      J. A. TfHXGi..  They Have a Grievance. "  Editor of Tiik Ti.ii.ux__.���What is  your idea about giving the government  of British Columbia every fourth lot in  all lands purchased that may afterwards  be used for to.vnsitc purposes? Don't  yon think that it is class legislation, and  a handicap on priA*ate enterprise ? The  railway companies that corral most all  the good locations in the country are not  required to pay this unjust tax upon  their towns!tee; yet these same railway  companies demand as tribute from private tOAvnsite owners, Avho have already  been bled by the government, a bonus of  from one-third to one-half the entire  tOAvnsite or they Avill give the place the  go-by. This leaves the townsitc man a  very small margin Avith AA*hich to reimburse himself for outlay on land, survey,  improvements and advertising. Yet the  -jOAVspaper men often complain of the  proverbial meanness of tiie townsitc  owners, who get the cream of the earth  and Avon't spend part of their princely  revenues in advertising.  A properly handled tOAvnsite should  spend at least 25 per cent of the proceeds  of the sale of lots in advertising. Tiie  present system of exacting every fourth  lot is an tin just tax upon private enterprise, The toAA^nsitcnuui. pays for..-t.Ke  li__lid,:/:tlie surveying,' the'-., clearing,Xtlie.  gi-aclingvof.'st^  management, advertising, etc.* and then  the government, Avhich has not spent one  cent in making the place valuable, steps  in aud demands every fourth lot as tribute. As Avell demand 25 per cent of the  profits of eA'ery paying mine in the  country without having shared in the  expenses of purchase and deA'elopment.  It is unnecessary for me to say any more  on the subject as you Avill readily see the  injustice of this tax, and I hope that you  will see your way clear to say a few  Avoids of protest upon the matter in Tiil.  Tribuxk. G. B. Nagi.io.  ReA-elstoke, January 10th.  A Workingman on the Election.  Editor Tim hunk: In this morning's  issue of the Nelson Miner that organ ae-  knoAvledges that a leading factor in the  success of Mr. Houston being elected  mayor Avas the organized labor vote. It  says it is understood the labor unions  "plumped" for him. Well, they are his  friends, and stood by him, which their  honor called them to do. The reason  given for this is Mr. Houston's campaign  in favor of the eight-hour law; which I  think is a good one. Further, it says it  does not seem clear to the outsider what  the eight-hour I.-iav has to do AA'ith Nelson  municipal politics, and thinks it only fair  that labor unions should ascertain the  position of the other candidate.  Why  did  not Mr. Fletcher come  out  and say that he Avas or was not  a friend  of labor unions and give his sympathizers  a   chance   to   know   Avhere   he   stood ?  Besides  if he  and captain  Duncan  had  kissed and made up that would settle the  cat hop as far as the union  labor vote  was    concerned,    more    especially   the  Miners' Union vote.    In  my  opinion Mr.  Fletcher could not have been as much in  favor of Avhat  I consider  a Iiiav to  help  the laboring  class  as was  Mr., Houston.  Does the Nelson Miner think that a brick  house must fall on the 'working  man  of  average    intelligence   before    he    will  tumble ?   Does   the   Miner    think   that  education        among       the        Avorking  men        is        progressing       back-ward-?  Does  the  Miner  think  that the   working     man     of      average      intelligence  in Nelson does not know how to vote intelligently, simply because they  did not  elect a candidate that Avas favorable to, a  cheap labor journal.    I do  not see why  the  Miner   should  be surprised at  the  labor unions' actions in this election.  Walter Smith.  Nelson, January 12th, 1900.  Grand Trunk Brakeman Killed.  ��  BeL-.evili,--.. Ontario, , January 12.���  Walter Secord, a Grand Trunk brakeman,  Avas killed hero this morning while coupling cars.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  4  INCORPORATED 16T0.  dust Received  CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  _ Sweet Potatoes j.  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Onions  Telephone 13  R. REISTERER & CO.  l.Kl.WKHS A.NU HOT. 1.KI-S Ot'"  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt und icgulai1  dulivery to tho trade  Brewery at Nelson  $9*65j.g7'--Nest '$6,!��  DBt-IVTERSD  flan. Co-it  Alltlirucilo  TKt.EPriO-.I--  33  C. W. West & Go.  Lethbridge GaRGoa!  The best, value for the inoiioy irt.tho wiaikct  roruil pu-i-O-K-s..--. ���.,...; ���:���'e.'v ���;,.. = ';';���'..:.: ���''.  ;T,Bi_Ms-c.AS-r.--.;--^  K relopi-O.H_p~UJo' ;Offl(.e;Avith.C,.-j;:J.':.(.'Uri8_ie.."'-v  w  to  to  ift  ift  ift  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  .(^fe^'*1*^*^^*^^^'".?^**^^'*-^  -*  ��k  Window  Shades  In all  Colors and  Sizes from  50c each  Up  jm urni<snin��:<s  Art  Square  Also  Wilton  Smyrna  Plush  Bugs  K>  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  ift  to  ift  i ���  it  We "will offer during* stock-taking special    j}j  reductions in all Departments, -with jg  special inducements in House  Furnishing- Department.  LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  to   CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  to '  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  m  with   trim-  pair, from $2.75 up.  OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,  mings, 3.5c.  WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  yard, 50c.  CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per  yard,  from 75c up.  FLOOR OILCLOTHS,   4-4 8-4, per yard  from 35c up.  LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  75c up.  to  to  to  to  to    ift  ������  to  to  JAPANESE MATTING, per yard, from  ty  25c up. $  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  iff  60c up. iff  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard,   &  from 65c up. ^  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, from $1.   $  WILTON Carpets, per yard, from $1.35.   iff  AXMINSTER   Carpets,   per  yard, from  5/  $1.25. vl>  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at      jf  extremely low prices. ^J  >.<  V**--!.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  FRED  IRVIISJE & GO. I  to  to  to  *^'_^*i_t&&C,^&^'*^&'^^^&&&^^^^&^^^^^4__^^  ^ *-^'ff"^-^*^.*^'^'^ *^^*^*^-^��'*^  i'i  ested  If your eyes trouble you in  reading or doing fine work,  especially during l these dark  days, you need properly fitting  spectacles ���- wc have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold and steel.frames.  Canada Drug & Bock ��� Co.  -NK1.SON  THE ULSON SAW k PLAMG MILLS, Lid.  SMOKE  ROYAY SEAL '  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  We have a; stock of one and a half million  feet of logs at our mill ancl are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and TFoB Sheppard railways. IiTstock: "rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds done to order.  E  kootenay Cigar fflfg. Go.  M'1-J.OX,  l-KIT-SI'  COM;..!II'.-  CUT PRICES IS THE  oe:i>ki_.oi-v_*i__- day  Antt I want to bo In it. J. have just received  Fall samples of Suitings.and Ovci-ooatitiKs, repi-e-  sonting a SoO.OOO htocK to ehoo-^e from inndo lo  your order at price. novcr buforo heard of In Nel-  Koii. All the latest fads in Fancy VcsUngs for  "Fall and winter.  Ladles' tailoring in all its braiicl.OR a specialty.  Lowest prices.  }toonis 1 and 11, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  CLEA-nI-nC.  ANT)  iiEPAiMtza  xouii ov?x eaoiis _vjaij.e ui>  OLD C,LGTin_3 SI ADJ. G<.)01. AS N1_W  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Ilotel.   MKItCIfAXT TAILOH  TBE NELSON SAW k MEM MILLS, Ltd.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER HALL AND FRONT SITS., NELSON.  W. P. J3IOKSON  13. H. H. APPIjEWHAITB  6 Supply an  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  J. McPHBB  Madden ffouse  liiiUer ami; W'a.-i'l  Streets, .Kelson  Gdii-piete Elocti-ic -Squlpmehta top Klteetrlo Pott. 6*. Transihisslbn and liighting for SLines, arpWns  "aiaotric J.-i-rfufes, liaijipB, Balls. V&iephoam, Annttnolatora, i_tq.  P. O. Bos 808. JcsepMna atpeet;, N*__i_0-_, B; (J.  vm Water y��neetiiiis  GAS   -FILING   OtJESS'EOlALJY  SEE US  PLUMBING   OF   ALL   KINDS  Opera. Hoti&e _Bl_k��  The only hotel in _*.elson. that has remained'  linctej* oao mattagomont sinee 1800.   .  The bed-rooms aro well furnished arid lighted  by electricity. .,/  ^ho bar is always stocfeetl by tiie best domes-  . tio and. imported liquprs and. cigars;.,-.;,;.;",' _..:���.'A-.  -:S.-5-^. ���.:' Sf^P-M^'-^.P'PKJ^': Proprt<i-lar-/w^  Fred,J, S  erehant Tailor  FULL XIN^S0F FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  j; ;*wkst;bake��:street"nelsd"n. /  rppppsim sil vaa-.Kras- hote J-  ft  ife r  ������_&.'<'  *}���  c ''  iV  **!__*  THE TKIBTJNE:  NELSON B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1900  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST      6.000,000  Lord SlralliPona, iiml Mount. lioy.il ...President  lion. flcorKO A. Driiiiunond Vice-President  K. S. Cloustim General .Manager  NKLSON 1SUANCII  Northwest  Cornel- Raker and  Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  lti-melies in  London- (l.iigluml) Ni:w Yoltic,  Ciiic.xcai, and all tho principal cities in Canada.  Hii}' and sell Sterling Kxclmnyu und Cable  Trans furs.  tii.mt 1'oinmeri.ial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part, of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc.  Savings Bank Branch  CL-ltl-ICNT  ISATI* 01-- 1XTKI.KST 1'All).  saucTfor the goose should  Be Sauce for the Gander.  .    The following  paragraph  is   from  an  American paper on the Boer question :  It does not seem  diflieult  to  steer the  course of .justice in  this  pother.    Great  Britain is closer to us in many ways than  any   of   the   other   nations.      Blood  is  thicker than water.    We are of the same  race; that   race   which   has   made   the  world anew.    We know  that  she would  stand with us if we  were  assailed  from  Avithout.    And in any danger to her em.  pi re, in the assault upon  her of an  unfriendly world, our sympathy would  be  with her.    Old  animosities  count  little  against the greater bond of blood.     Selfishly considered  alone, it  would  be  an  evil day for the one branch of the Anglo-  Saxon   race    when    the    other   should  cease   to   be   a   power    in   the   world.  The intelligent recognition  of what the  two peoples  have  in common  does not,  however,  bind us  to  approval  of every  act of England or compel us to sit  silent  when she compasses a wrong.   That the  work on which she is now bent is a crime  against liberty nearly all  the  world believes. Grant, if you please, that the Boer  is   illiberal,   fanatical,  not   highly educated.    Such as he  was,- England treated  with him.and made him  pledges.    If his  system of governing did not suit the English, they could avoid the Transvaal.    No  master, only the lust of  gold,  compelled  them to go there.    Once there, it was not  for them to dictate terms  of citizenship,  or revolutionize the domestic policy of a  state whose institutions  were fixed and  known   before   tho    outlander   arrived.  We -cannot  find  a  basis of justice for  England!.-, action.     We  cannot  see her  right to  interfere.     And  thy American  character would have to suffer change if  r.ho American heart dirl   not  go  out- to  freemen    struggling   to   preserve   their  freedom.   We would have England widen  and   maintain  her  empire  by worthier  means,  where  _s.v_u.gcry  still   waits for  civilization, and prevail against an allied,  liostile world-   As to   the  Boer,   lacking  he may be in enlightment, but his cause  is the cause of Cromwell, of Hancock and  Adams  and   Washington.     To  him we  would   give   forever  his   independence,  and the little rugged, desolate corner of  the earth that he calls his home."  Ward Bros,  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  On  application  ivo *i*.ill quote you rates on  File, Life, Accident and Plato Glass. Inauiaiiee  AGENTS FOB J. & J. TAYLOR SAKKS  FOR SALE  l.l'SJ.VIlSS AND lt!_SlDJ.NTI U, l-KOl'l-KTV"  1  '15 by 120 with improvements. South side  Vernon hlrec.      $,000  50 by 120 corner of Baker and Hail streets.  P.iitieulars given on application.  2. lot*, wllli collage, rented ..t?lo per month,  "Victoria street S.VXK)  2 lot s* .. ith collage, rented at $20 per month,  Stanley street SMOO  I lots including corner, 200 foot fi outage ... .$1200  .���'or l.c-iilonlh.l Piopcity jou could not do  bettor I ban in. oil in ."airviu... commonly  known as Hoguslov.ii, especially now that the  Irani way i- completed and in operation.  .���'or parlii-uliiis apply to above firm, West  Ilaker ijlioet, Xol-on.  ��� v. GhnV  GENERAL BROKER  Bo*- iii          Phone 117  FOR SALE  ii-Room 7Ioi.sc ��-2.5  7-l-00-i-Ho_.se  2fmo  7-Koom House  3000  .���'OU RI'.XT  7-Hoom House with furnace.... ,.-S3j  INSURANCE!     REAL -.STAT!.     LOAN'S  KBAL ESTATE  iMSUHAlfOE AMD  0EMEHA_L AOEMT  First door west  of Bank of British  ' Columbia building.  Baker Street  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, IT. W. T.  A few important changes in this paragraph make it read as follows :    "It  does  not seem difficult to steer  the  course  of  justice in this pother. . America is closer  to ns   in   many  ways  than  any other  of the nations.     Blood  is  thicker   than  water.    We are of the  same  race; that  race which  has  made  the  world  anew.  We know that she would  stand with us  if we were assailed from  without.   Aud  in any danger to her empire, in  the  assault upon  her of an  unfriendly world,  our sympathy would be  with  her.    Old  animosities    count    little    against   the  greater bond of blood. Selfishly considered  alone,it would beanevildayforouebranch  of the Anglo-Saxon race when the  other  should cease to be a power in the world.  This intelligent recognition of what the  two peoples have in common does  not,  however, bind  us to approval  of every  act of America, or compel us  to sit silent  when she compasses a wrong.    That the  work  on  which   she  is  now   bent  is  a  crime against liberty nearly all the world  believes.    Grant, if you please, that  the  Filipino is illiberal, fanatical, not highly  educated  and  miserably poor.    Such as  he   was,   America    treated    with    him  and      made      what     he    believed     to  be   pledges.        If   his   system   of   governing    does     not    suit     the     Americans they could avoid  the  Philippine islands.    No master, only the lust.of gold  and conquest compels   them   to   remain  there.    Once there, it was  not for them  to dictate terms of citizenship, or revolutionize the domestic policy of a people  whose   institutions    were   time-honored  and known before the Spaniard  arrived.  We cannot find a basis  of justice for  America's   action.    We  cannot  see  her  right to interfere.    And the British character would have to suffer change if the  British heart did not go out to free men  struggling   to   preserve   their   freedom.  We   would   have   America   widen   and  maintain her empire by worthier means,  where savagery  still  waits  for modern  civilization, and prevail against an allied,  hostile world.    As to tho   Filipino, lacking he may be in enlightenment, but  his  cause is the cause of  Cromwell, of Han-  <*ock and  Adams  and Washington.    To  him   we -would  give  forever his   independence and the  numerous,1 but  trackless fever stricken islands  that  he .culls  his home."  is that it has no limitations; and that is  a truth which will not be assimilated in  a generation. There is even danger that  in our insurrection against the mad rush  of concentration we shall be driven into  the forms of co-operation for which the  spirit is not yet prepared, and that serious reactions will occur, by which the  progress toward a true industrial democracy will be long delayed. The hardest  lesson to learn is that healthful social  progress is tentative and slow.  Pxogress Should he Slow.  Toward industrial democracy wo are  surely moving, but it would be well if  we could go very slowly. It ought to  take us several generations to arrive at  this goal. The people need to be educated in the comprehension of their  social relations. They are receiving  this education; the progress that they  have made during the past quarter of  a "century has been rapid ; but it is not  easy to unlearn the maxims and extirpate the habits of the old individualism,  and to train the people to work together  for the common interest. The trusts  are right when they tell us that this is  the way; they are only wrong when  they limit the maxim to the holders of  capital.   What they and we have to learn  Parson's  ny  WHOLESALE  Butter, , .  -Eggs,-.-- -  Cheese,    .  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   stocks   carried   at   Nelson   and  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  HALCYON WATER  IS NO EXPERIMENT.  The    incdioiiiiil    values   of    HALCYON  WATl.R has.  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street    Thorpe ��$_ Co.  H. D.  ASHOROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Watgon repaWnt. proropt-j' attended to  flSTHt-ciass wheelwright,  by a  S_>eoial attehiloa-glycn to all kind- of repalr-  In_r and onstom work from outalde tM_i__fo>,  Shop: -flail __t., between Baker and VernOn  Miss  Will open her  KlMerfcnrtoUttnd  primary school in  THI- .'INGUSH  CHURCH school  room on the 2nd of January, limo. I-'or terniB and  all particulars apply to MISS 1'ALMKH,  At residence of Mix. J. II. Robertson, Maker  Street Went.   ' ������ .       '���''."���-  La Patrie's Attitude on the War.  This is the way the Montreal Witness  refers to Hon. Mr. Tarte's  paper:   " Victory of the   Boers���Buller Reported to  Have Met With a New Defeat���Colonel  Pilcher Evacuates Douglass aud Returns  to Belmont���The Boers Keep the English  in Check at Colesburg���The Embarrassment of England���Buller Again Beaten  ���A Rumor oii the Paris Bourse���At Colesburg���The English Kept at a Distance,  and   so   forth.      Such   are    the   headings    upon    a    scrap    of    La   Patrie,  Mr.  Tarte's  subsidized  paper.    We had  proposed   to   photograph    it   with   its  letters, varying from ait inch and a  half  long, but concluded that such a vivid  presentation   would  do   harm.      Those  who have read the dispatches  carefully  will realize that they would need to read  the Patrie in  order  to learn the   news.  Molteno, over whose capture the printer  gloats in such noisy letters, is an outpost  railway station held by a body  of the  Cape mounted police.    A dispatch said it  was feared that it had been captured, the  Boers having ridden  past it as  far  as  Cyphergat.   As a matter  of fact, it was  not captured at all, and the raiders were  immediately   driven    back    by   general  Gatacre.    The true account  which  came  yesterday is found in yesterday's Patrie,  after   some   search,   carefully   obscured  in     a     three-line     paragraph,     under  the heading,    "Dordrecht    Evacuated."  The words are:   "Molteno is today attacked.     The  enemy,  according   to accounts,   is   repulsed."    The   account,  so  long as it could be imagined to be a Boer  victoryi was of trumpet-tongued importance. - Having turned out to have been a  gallant defence on the part of the British  against odds, it becomes utterly insignificant.    The retirement from Douglass was  a matter of course.    The colonials, Australian and  Canadian, made a  raid and  captured a village, sixty miles from their  base, and as far off the line of operations,  and,  as  a matter of  ordinary common  sense, retired from it, bringing with them  all the loyal inhabitants, carrying the babies   aud   singing  to  them ' when they  cried: "The Maple Leaf  Forever."    Buller's second defeat was u pure  invention  of the Paris' stock -jobbers.    This systematic falsification ib interspersed with .sympathetic descriptions of  the arcadian life  of tho Boers by Preneh. writers.  giving an adequate insight into the"  local situation. The public and press are  unable to form an just judgment as to  the actual position of affairs. Stories are  rife-that inaction is forced on. general  Buller owing to the exhaustion of the  reserve ammunition, and there are even  wild rumors of a shell famine at home.  But not much importance need be  attached to these rumors. It is almost  universally assumed that with the landing of Roberts and Kitchener a prompt  return will be made to the original plan  of campaign, namely, a great central  advance on Bloemfontein, but the most  impatient of enthusiasts admit that  Roberts will be unable to move before  the end of the month.  ���&.���&  w  "���-sir-:��:*:  im.m  ���^^���_-*"��:.^^-: ��"*___ s""'__!S__^_(*"'"__ <""*.  ___>. r_^ ���/__?. -__^ ��� (Z? ��� ___? ��� ___? ��� (Z?. ___? ��� _=*. (^. c  O-Ei-A-Ixv-S  Impatience is Manifested.  London, January 12.���Even the announcement of the arrival of Held marshal  lord Roberts and general lord Kitchener  at Cape Town has failed to stem the  growing impatience of the country at the  prolonged inactivity in the main British  camps aud  the  entire  absence  of news  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  ' local and coast.  Newel Posts-.  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IV  WHAT V'OU WINT IS NOT IN* STOCK  Wi: WILL -lAKK IT KOlt VOL'  '   CALL ANT) GIST PRICKS.  J. A. Say ward  U..1.I. AVI-  r.AKi: S'ilil.l.TS, NI.I-.O.V  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  AT  ans  A large stock of first-class dry material on  hand, also a full line of Bash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:  Foot) of Hendryx street. Nelson  Telephone. 91    Jo(]n   1^,   AgBflt  Kooteiiay  OofFee  Co.  NELSON* B. C.  Coffee roasters otid dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  folio vvs:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pou&d ��� .-.$  40  Java and MOoha Blend, 3 pounds.....'  1 00  Fino Sanlos, _ pounds   1 00  Santos Blend. 5 pounds   1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  J 00  Our Rio Koast, 6 pounds ���-  1 00  A trial order solidtod.   Salesroom 2 doors east'.  of Oddfellows blocl., West IJakcr Ntruct.  A Popular Priest.  New York, ���January 12.���The funeral  today of Rev. Edward McGlynn at St.  Stephen's church, of which he was formerly the pastor, was the occasion of a  manifestation of popular affection such  as has been rarely witnessed. During  the (forenoon fully 4,000 people looked  upon the face of the dead priest, whose  remains were deposited at the altar rail  of the church. The obsequies began at  9:30 with a solemn chant for the dead,  conducted by the Revs. McLaughlon. and  O'Connor of St. Stephen's.  No Disloyal Motives.  Montreal, January 12.���Archbishop  Britches, of this city has written an open  letter to the press of the city, criticising  the attitude of the Herald in attributing  disloyal motives to archbishop Begin of  Quebec in connection with the recent utterances of La Semaine Religieuse, which  has the approval of the archbishop of  Quebec regarding the decadence of  England.  A New Dividend Payer.  Toronto; January 12.���At a meeting  of the directors of the Centre  Star  Mining Company held here today a dividend  of one per 2ent for the month of January  was (declared payable on  February  lOtli  to shareholders   of   record   on January  31st,-        _________  ^   May Not Export Acids. ��  Lonoon, January 12.���The Gazette today  publishes the prohibition of the expofa-  tion from the United Kingdom or the  carrying coastwise of a variety of acids  capable of being converted into military  stores.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  m  Well, rather. We received an entire car, (1300) of  chaits last Tuesday, containing fancy diners (in suits or  otherwise), fancy rockers in cobbler seat or wood,  cheaper dining chairs finished in golden oak and cheaper ones still suitable for either dining room or kitchen.  There are a few office tilters in the lot. So you can't  stick us on chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  %  B  B  B  B  B  .At the Phair.���J. E. Mitchell, Kaslo:  R. W. McEweu and wife, Detroit; J. Tin-  ling, Silverton; L. D. Godslmll, Spokane;  T. E. Ilealey and wife, Belt, Montana; T.  HiHiard, J. B. Cameron, Rossland.  At the Hume.���W. II. Smith,.Chicago;  "Mrs. _K P." Gordon, Cosmopolis, B.C.; C. IL  Briggs, Kokanee; II. G. MeCulIoch, Spokane; J. D. Sheiiic, Dawson: D. W. Moore,  T. W. Co-man; Trail; W.'Lawrence, B.  Cortiana, Robson; II. .'J. Brady, James  Williamson, Sandon.  At the Silver King.���F. Lemont, G.  Fancy, Athabasca;  A.  Gaud, Ainsworth.  At the Grand Central.~.J. N. Baker,  IX J. Mason, D. G. Ross., -NT. Ltlley, Winnipeg; D, Duval, Lumsden; C Wilson,  Silver King: H. A. Cook, Windsor; D.  Stunke, Revelstoke; J. A. McDougall,  Grand Forks.  At the Roy.u .���E. Haney, Spokane:  S. Dc-jBrisay, Ymir; J. M. Sharp, Sandon;  F. K. Beer, Grand Forks.  A Big9 Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF   -  ALWAYS-  KKKSH  !0c  ALW.AYS-  t'OOl-  Thc be_t gl.tss of beer to bo bad in Nelson K at  THE ClAili IIOTK!-  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. -J. CURRAN, Prop.  NOTICE   OP   ASSIGNMENT.  .and  Pursuant to "Orodifors Tru*>b Deod.- Act"  mnendiiiK AcU.  Nolico i-. hoichy fjivcsn lh.it Tliouia*. Ktuulcy  Humphrey.. midJolin WhistniU'C P'tto.-k, ti.id-  iiiK undur Uiq linn name of Uuniplsieys & I'ii-  loi-k us mu-'uhunU. onHakor'-l.rt.i.t. ?s'..i,.._i, I.rir-  i-h Coluinhiit, have b.\ ilccclbcnriitK d.ilc tiiu I'-'lh  day of I-ocuiiibcr, 18!*il, a*.-.itr��ud nil-heir p_i---.oii.-il  (������.Int.', cicdit'. iirul el.'ecls (l.otli piirlnorshii) and  private) which may heboid imiler ovuctition mid  all their real c-.lnli. (both partiii-Miip and iiriv-  .ilt*) to Web-ter Koroiiiiin Tr.ivc-i'of Iho Oily of  XuKhii, Ilrili-.li Columbia, (.onlinUoi. in tnisl as-  trustee for croditom (both partnership and pri\-  atc) for Hie purpose nt distii-bulioi) amongst iho  said ciedilors nc< otdiiiK to law.  The Kiiid deed of .issi^m!ii*iit. was c*.c_uteri bv  tho said Thomas Stanley Huniphrujs ami John  Whislaiicu Pittoyk anil bv the said Webster  Korcmnn Tr.u-e. on the s,ud 12th day of December, 1SSK).  And further take notii-o tluit ainooliiigof Iho  said creditors \. ill be held at I he ollice of (J.-llihcr  & WiNoi), soliciton, Raker street, NeKon, H. C.,  on Friday the 2-tiul day of December, IS)!), .il the  hour of tvvoro'eluek ill thuafti-rnoon.  All eroditorsaro lequirod on orhefoic lhc3rKh  day of" December, iS!)i), lo lllolhcir claims vwth  Ihe trustee, duly proved as provided by the said  art suiting thy <iiiii>iin_. anil nature tlieieof, (he  imtuic ot un\ hi'cuiity held by ilnm and ihe  character of liabihly tlieieof, and the \alU.Hion  placed thereon.  In default of tho *_iid tmslee iccciving satisfactory proof thereof any 01 editor is liable to  have his claiinbar.od.  WKUBTKK FOl-KMAN THA VKS.  Trustee.  G u.uiikh & Wrt.sov. KoHcitors.  Jlated al Kelson, 11. C, this I3th dny of Deeeni-  her, A.D., 18!*!).  Dissolution of Coijartnership.  Tliepartnershijibctiweeti I.��r. U. LalJan and Dr..  Aiox. Foriii haw been diMsolvcd. tho ilfesolulion  todatcfrani December 1st:, ISilil.   All debtH due    .  the ilrm are payable to Dr. D. DaHan, and he .-  will pay all d lib IS of the linn.  Dated Nelson, December 1st, 189H..  NOTICE   TO   OEEDltORS.  All persons having accounts against the estalc of the  late _.lar(-;ai'et -Mcl.cod will please send same to uiu  within the next leu days. Aecoi.nl.s sunt after t hut date  will not be recognized.- .        It.-li. M.'I.I.OD. .*.-  -" NcIaoii. .January flth, liKKt, *���' ���'-������     .:-���"'   ���  D. McArthup & Co.  11A1CKR STllEK \ NKLSON, II. C.  %  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  M  m  mm-  P. Burns c& Co.  Wholesale and Retail  .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  Head Office at  NELSON, B. C.  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New Denver, Bevel-  stoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mall Orders Promptly Forwarded.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker street,j��eison E. Q. TRAVES, Manager   ' OltDJ-RS BY MATL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  TENTS AND AWNINGS   r~~  Now is the time to order your tents and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or 'awning made.  The only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  224-226 Baker Street, Nelson.  THEG   MADS0N  TREMONT HOUSE  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  ARCHITECTS.  EWART &  .'AUU.1E���AichlU-Ct-.   Rootiiu 7  nnd 8 Aivrrlo-i'i hlixik. 5__i'<..r-.t rent. N��l"Or��.  LODGE   MBETINGST-  KN'IGHTS OJT PYTHIAS- Nelhon 1xk1$.o, No,  2o KmphlB of PyUua., nieeU hi I. (.. O. _���'.  Hull, cornor Hakcr ami Koolcnny -treuts. evety  .... .        ._....      ^iL       ._  . .  Tue. day CYoniiiK at 8 o'clock,  cordially invilpu  T. LILLIE. C, C.  ���iliiig Knights  iiivilpd lo attend.  R. G. JOY. IC. of R. & ?.  GENTS  ROOMS U<:HTI.I. HV KLKt.'TlilCITV  *     AND IIK\TKI) HY STKA.M  ���A*i I'ENTS TO 51  321 to 331 Baker "Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.    .  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  LarKe comfortahlo  bedrooms and   flrst-claBf.  diiit.ijj-room. Samplo rooms for commorclal meu.  RATES $2 PER DAY  SV|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  j.vi i- or .in. i:o> \i. ��orn. .'m.cakv  HUME  NELSON LOIM.K. NO. 23, A. ��. fs-A. >f.  ai.-ot. 'aecojid Wo3nosday In each month.  Sojo.milr_R brethren Invitod.  TSJELSON L. O. L.. No. 10'��. meets in 1,0, O. V.  ���*���* Hall, corner i.akor ,hkI Ivootcimy strerts.  l*>t and 3rd Kridajr of each month, Vfriliutf  hrplh.'rn  cordially  invited.  II. Ilrnuv^oN, W.M.   U   f'KWMHUJi, Roo. Secv  /KRfK, Nuiilboi 22, I'rnlurnnl Older  .M-cnwl and fo'irlh  In  Kralormty Hull.  NKLSON .  of  HaRlci., meets ever. _-c-cmi<l and fo'irlh  Wednesday inoach month  Vihitinif hielhicn welconu'  J. iHM-n, Proi-iduul. J. ll.*W|  \, Secret nr>  NI.L.S(  _.SO.\ MINICHS' CMOS* .Nil. !��. \\". V. ol  -Meets in miner-' n.iif-t) muis nuilh.  fiixi idiiier Vii'liiriii and Kn'iiili.ty Mietl-, t very  .Nitunhty exeiiinsr a' S oVloek. "Vii-Iimn ritLiii-  lier>. u(.Iconic. '  .1 v^j,~ Wir.ici:-.. Sec'y.    Cil \*> 'A,.lcK\i, Piec,  Till: icK'nl.i  ,ii c hold  Oftrner Vcruon and  \\rnrd St3... N(.l.-oll.  Tho flnoat hotel  In this ltiicnor.  Samplo rooirii.  S'cam heat, and  oloctrlo lifthti.  Modern In ovciy  respect.  B* C.  EEIB. E. C.  First-class in every ro__t.ee'.- 'Ohoicc.it vrliicf*,  liquors and cigars.- Kvory comfort for transient  and resident gueiits.  HKADQUARTKRS FOR UNION .MSN.     .  JU-Si-'MI CAMl'UKF.L. iWpriclpr.-.  ���  ...r uu -liii���'- <>1 l!iu( ,n'|ieril('i-' I mini  i.t<l   on   \Vi'(hK'-d.ty   .'i-miiK of   I'.ieh  ucl'I-. .it  7 (ii-lix U, hi Ihe Mini i ^ I'lilim h.ill rm  n-i  VicKiri.i iiml  !vihiicii,i\ sued-.  II. ItlilUNHIV. I'l^'-uii in,   ^_ .1A_MI:S - 11U.IM1. Mi*M-l.iij.  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE."  Xirtii t* !���> hi ruhj 1,'iMjillinl ��t the nnilei"'iKtieil  fiMMILll.    tilt l_> lllfl OH    l.llMlie-.-   II ���   *��f��tl)'llt   I.I'C]-'  er- in the Cilj .rf Ni'N'in in the I'nr, .nee (it  Hl'il  i-h  Culniiiiii.i. uixler tin* III>n r��L'tt ,unl ttjle of  .luhn-oii .v   .StuilIt. h.i\ i- tin-. il,.\ In iitu'iiiil ciiii-  '-(lit tii���iilieil   the -.lid   n.tint i-hn>.   Tin* ->.>!il  f-li-nii---. will In- cunl.i.iieii h\ the  nmh i-itfned  lloliert i:. hilll'li.   ��lm   \*lll   l>".l\   iitl otllM.l!nlli:i_  InhilMle. of the  vi id linn ami in u.ii.ni  all ,i.  ton nl-. due the ���-.ihI Hi in ,ue p.i\:ili[t  lo.  Dated ,U .NeUon. H. C , Mil-"_M'-il tl.tV of Decein.  ht*l. I.**. I.  \   X. .Hill.V-HX,  Wilnc-. \V. A, tj__ l.llllfu.  Ii   U  S Mini.   notice".  The Hi-Ui-h f'dlinjiHi.i SiMiIhe, M-Kiihv.ij foul-  JitiJi} Hill n\n)\) In flu- i>iu li.tnii ��i' nf < '-I'Mii.i ill  it*iiu\L -!������ion U>\ .in net .nitInn i/in>r the t tim-  li.iny lo i itnlpUti' .it .nil l.ine liefmc the t lid <>t  lhu.iiii I'.Ull, it-��e-tiril -(.LtH'ii n-de-eiihed ill  the act (i| the -.mi ] .iili.iiueiit i��"in..l Vn'tdii.i.  ( h.i|il(>r,iii'<iii-t ,i Im.ij.i_.Ii IIhi. fjoin a jii.inl mi iti  III.tin line .u in-in-il Ihe full.- tif -M'( htl i reel.,  tlitit-u .\ wuj of M.thel (HcK lo Vailm ui ek  .Hid foi-dthei }mr|n.-i-,  IU   tndei   of  tin.' bivinl  II. (   ..Ml-l-hU.OSWALD. N-eret.il).  MimtuMl. ITtliXoiciiiher. l^f".  .   CWUZT   OF. REVISION.;  Ni;(__u.v DivfsKix. W'Krit ���KfKvn:.v_\v.  Nollcc is IiOPehy ciwn that n t'oitrt (ifl.'evi.lo tt  and npjHNi-l wntltir .)��; Astt'^nn'iit itrnl-Auwml'  inif Acts vv.fll he hold in the fti.h. wi-��i(r.i-l!M.l,.s-  At   thct'i-Un hou-eat   .Wl-.un uR WcilM���sda.}*,  the   loth Janimry, l'.M)iil II n. in.  At the .-.fiirt hoii.-e nt l!a���liiiid On TlrtlT-jdiiy,  he IHh.lnnuary. U��n*;it II a. ii'.  .   . W. J. OOKPJ_L,.  Judge of tho Coiii-t ttfUevi.ioti ��wd Apiiea If"
!  '1
The Nelson Glottyng House
A liberal discount will be given on Clothing
to make ready for spring stock
A few nice overcoats left
which we are selling at greatly reduced prices
To the People of the Kootenays
I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following
staple lines of goods
The Karn Cabinet Grand Pianos
The best in Canada
Qoujmtf Manhinoo   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,
dewing lf|aC_]ir|eS   Domestic and the Standard.
All. good machines and guaranteed.' *
Knives, Forks, and Spoons, ail 1847, Rogers
A'ful! line of Bar Plate
Special _\nnoun.cement
; for watch repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff and are prepared to make up chains, lockets,
and rings at home without sending away for them.
I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.
Mail and express orders promptly attended to.
JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson
SMALL SHOES ^»«-«« ■=»»»»
STRONG SHOES «*«™*y*>y*
STYLISH SHOES '-•'--•^--^
LLLCrAN 1   bjuOJtiO 'for their mothers
Wc M.-iml back of our SIioc*. ,
Thoy tire mn.lt' in .such a way, from .mii.Ii s-loek, .hat thuic Is no excuse for anything but t-atisfaction
Wo have il larger .slock limn you nsi.,_lly _>ee and lower prices for Ihe saina quality.
tli,in you ever runs.cio.ss
Shoes to' fit nil feel, in styles lo Mill every fancy, At jiriccs liiowcd down to a minimum.
Neelands' Shoe Emporium
The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other
Afanufaulnrc-I by the Rr-iakiuan-Kur Milling Co., Ltd.        Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster, Edmonton, Nelson.
If j on would onjoy
ii fresh mill fri-Kiruil
smokc don t foi set tho
Ciibinct keeps then- Proprietor.
en and Young Men
J.o not spend every ew-miitf of (he w-'ck in
«ear<'li of iiiniiseiiiunt, lull Bin. n littli- lime 1o
yotirowii soulul and mental Improvement.
nmm classes. ..
Ivor .ill ffiTi-iet* i>! mhtih&% will be opened at
tho ..Biminess C'O-Kko.
Victors-.. Meet; on Jwniary Mnl, UM).
Avail yourweh'CH of thin oppot'liitrily.
Tho undersigned has a largo quantity of fir,
cedar, and tamartic Blab., in IC-inch and 4-foot;
lengths, suitable for stove wood, which will bo
hold for SI u load at the mill yard.
NolBon. August; 19th. 1899.
C. Pitchford und ,T. Scott, two patriotic Nelsonitcs, have taken time by the
forelock and filed their uj-plicatious for
the third Canadian contingent for service
in South Africa Avith lieutenant Beer.
The men state that they do not wish to
be left out if another regiment goes to
the front.
James Kelly, the lad charged with the
abduction of a thirteen-year-old girl, was
arraigned before police magistrate Crease
yesterday morning. Chief Jarvis asked
for a remand to Monday next, and this
was granted. A number of citizens
attended to hear the case, but no evidence was taken. The magistrate states
that court will be held with closed doors
on Monday. Kelly was not bailed, and
will remain in durance over Sunday.
Ex-mayor Neelands cast the first ballot
polled at the West ward booth on Thursday, and W. A. Macdonald achieved a
similar distinction in the East ward.
Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.
O. Box 5_it. TKLEPHOXK NO, 95
■' • The puggarees to be worn on the new
hats of the Nelson rifle company have arrived, and the members of the corps arc
pleased with the effective contrast of
colors. The hats will likely be along today aud a sample of the new headgear
will be placed on exhibition.
The directors of the opera house meet
Mining recorder Wright issued a marriage license yesterday to Charles Lewis
Austin and Margaret Ellen Olsoii. ■'
4. ***- I _, _
' The Yellowstone mines back of Salmo
have been incorporated under the "name
of the Yellowstone Mines,.Limited, with
a'* capital 'of $750,000. About $150,000
has been expended on the property.
There will be -no shares on the market*
until it pays dividends, The provisional
directors arc George T.' h'ulford, John
Maclareu and E. J. Reynolds of 13 rock-
ville, Ontario, G. R. Mickle of Toronto
and J, A. Forin of Nelson." The mill will
be in running order in the course of a
few weeks. 	
Olaf Lund of Nelson, has sold to P. O.
Shatbo of Nelson a half interest in the
Golden-Crown aud Golden Cap-claims,
located between Eagle and Sandy creeks.
Lieutenant Beer has received the manual of the Maxim gun drill and the com-,
pany will start work on this branch of
drill next Thursday.
A mechanic's lieu has been filed by
David R. Morrison against the British
American Gold Mining Company of Rossland.    Morrison's claim is $3000,
 A-diange has bteii-inade- in the boundaries of the mining districts .throughout
the province. The western boundary of
mining recorder Wright's territory has-
been extended and is now defined as follows: From the point where the international boundary line intersects tho Columbia river; thence northerly along the
Columbia, river and lower Arrow lakes to
a point on the west' shore of Arrow lake
one mile south of Bowman creek. .This
takes in a spur*of the Selkirks hitherto
outside of the Nelson district.
The tramway company is making a
strong bid for the passenger traffic from
the C P. R. * depot, which has been
handled hertofore by the transfer companies. Large signs have been erected
with' the legend: "This, way to the
Nelson tram ear,"	
The Nelson rifle company drilled in
their new quarters on Thursday night,
some .15 enthusiastic militiameli being in
attendance. The rifle and bayonet exercises were gone over with good results.
The new- schedule which went into
effect on the (J. P. R. last Sunday is
giving more satisfaction than the old
time card. Under the new time card the
boats have a good margin to work on,
and the transhipment of freight and
passengers is, therefore, expedited. Travellers are no longer compelled to -wait
half an hour or more as was often the
case when the old schedule was in force
During the year .just closed the output
of the Kootenay Cigar Company was
some 000,000 cigars. In 1900 the firm
figure on producing an aggregate considerably in excess of these figures.
The contract for the addition to the
Brackman & Ker Milling Company's
warehouse on  Front street has been let
to J. Danc-ey. Soft weather has interfered somewhat with the excavating, but
a couple of days of good weather will enable the workmen to complete their work,
and the contractor will then proceed with
building operations. The firm then expect to occupy the  addition by March 1.
Tho gas company has received an extensive shipment of gas stores which
they will introduce into the city when
their  building operations arc concluded.
The work ou A. 'Macdonald &. Co.'s new
warehouse is progressing rapidly, the
foundations being practically complete.
The contract for the building has been
let to Mark Madden, anil the operations
arc to be hastened in order that the (inn
may occupy the premises early tin*,
F. O. Shatbo has transferred to Ole
Shatbo a quarter interest in the following claims: Gold and Copper on south
fork Forty-nine creek; Double Kagl.*,
same location ; Neptune, between Eagle
and Sandy creeks; Golden Crown, same
location and Golden Cap also between
Eagle and Sandy creeks.
1). A. McKcn/.ic of Ymir, has transferred a quarter interest in the Meadow-
lark claim to Mitchell Tate and Daniel
Donald both of Ymir. The property is
located on the north side of Wild Horse
creek, adjoining the Grouse and Excelsior
The lacrosse-hockey club is scheduled
to play the Victorias at Rossland tonight
and the Nelson team are billed to play
the Boundary club at Greenwood, Both
clubs held meetings yesterday at which
it Avas decided to remain at home and endeavor to have the scheduled games
played at a later date. Tho fact that
there has not been an hour's skating in
Nelson this winter led to the local
players action.
Lost—On the 29th  of December, 1899
in Ni'l-iin, .1 nulo ol S7I.SHI, (-evi-iily-fiinr dollars and
ninetv cents) on ,1. 10. Amiable, l-'inder will ple.isc return lu this ollice fur reward. .Vote was in f.ivnruf W.
Wyini, Ti.iil.    0. II.-McDonald.
Dry   Wood.— If   you  want  good  dry
wood no fo Kelly & Steeper'-.
Wanted—Chambermaid at Hotel Phair.
Wanted — Furnished    rooms,   private
family, with board, by u tfonlloman and his wife. Apply
to A. 11. C, Tribune ollice.
Furnished room, witli or without small
sitting room, to rent, v.if h use of bath, l'lens-.intly .situated.   Inquire at this ollice.
Two furnished rooms to let at the  corner of Vernon and Cedar street -'.
.  Typewriter wanted—Must'be well re-
eomiiioiided.nnd profleie'nt. Apply lo Taylor & Ilan-
nttiKloi), Barrister.:,
-For rent—Five-roomed hou.*_e, also fiir-
nit-hings in same house for sale. * l-'or terms apply
Cabinet Cigar »_'o. - " * ,
-Owing" to the great number of
votes in the East Ward, and the
number of citizens -in the _. West,
North and South Wards, I have
consented to offer myself—no, not
myself,  but a
Club Hotel
A .small porlion of my Kaodn tfol damaged by a
little water but new good*: have tio« taken their
jilaceond more new jjfoods aro m.viiiK daily. 1
nave now decided tn sell, all new f?l"oeorics ,im\
fruit*, at tfseally red need prices. All new canned
(jood-i 5 cents per tin cheaper than the regular
market price. If tjoo.ls ate nol ns represented
your money will he refunded. TimitkitiK you one
and all for yotu kind patronage.
Jas'phtn. Strfl--t, Between
Csrbonate and Silica S's.
Our friends and vu.stoincrs appieeialo the
values wo aie giving them ui clothiiif*-.
AVe propose to kive them Oi|tiiil \nines all
this week in furnishings.
All-woo! ribbed underwear, per suit,S_.,.X1
All-wool fancy neat stripes, pur. suit, 2.30
All-wool black hose, worth .fOc, for 25c.
. Shirl-* at greatly reduced priee.-.  Neckwear of nil kinds at speeial low price...
Baker Street,
Opposito Quceit'fl Hotel.
. I
Coal Heaters
Cole's Hot Blast Heater
Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted
to any  kind of coal, CROW'S  NEST, LETH.
or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds equally well.    Not requiring iht-
of an  ordinary coal heater.    Economical, durable and simple in con-
See our Steel Ranges for hard and soft coal or wood.
. Byers & Co.
But while we are waiting for the cold weather we
would draw your attention to our line of
Including Tea and Coffee Pots (several designs), Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea Kettles, etc.,.
and the only place you can get them is
Kindly drop
Ring up
Kirkpatrick & Wilson
-Previous to -,    ,
Allowing others .
To make you believe their prices are
Right, as we are the leaders of prices
In Nelson, and can supply anything in
Crockery, glassware and groceries.
Kirkpatrick &. Wilson
<S_ furthermore . *
Ladies to call and
Satisfy themselves
On the fact of our leading and
INever following others,
Phone 8.
Box 57.
Although a Change
lias taken place (lie Inisincv* v. ill Lc conducted tindcMliOKiiiie .nniniKenicnt, and our maiiy customers will bo
pleii-cd to know tliiit they will Imniel and dcnlt *.vitlrllio mune eotirtesj- as lias hitherto pievailed. The clas-- of
Kood*< widen lias lieon handled and built ii|i,siieli n replitiilion for the Ilrm of M. J)chl.._ say »*c(.'o. will continually bo
I»e[it in j-toek. and as our eiiftloineis wli! not ho asked to de.il with str,_liters, the exjiei-lntion of, the old linn will be
iiiaiiitainOd llirontilioul.   Commence tho new year uriKht by dealing with the old reliable. '        •    '   ,
Wishing yon nil a very Ilapiiy Is'cw Year, you will know us as
Baker Sfraet, Na'sm,
SUCrKSSOi-.*.   TO
I.  DesErisay & Co., Staple and  Fancy' Groceries.
We beg to .announce to our niauy patrons that wo have removed to
oiu* neAV quar.ers in the Houston Block, the big increase in tho
volume of our bushiest, forcing us to seek larger premises. Thank-
tho people for the patronage accorded us in the past, in anticipation
of an increase of this custom in the future, we remain, theirs to
command in all lines of groceries.
Houston Block, Baker Strcot
John A. Irving d? Co.
IneltidiiiK Sograni's 2, _, and 7 year old Rye in Barrels.      Goodcrliam & Worte' Rye in Cases,
SegraiiiVs Sltir, '83 Rye and White Wheat Whisky in Gases,   , Walker's Club Rye in Cases.
A. R, GRAY, Kootenay Agent
Nelson, B. C,


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