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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION   BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY -MORNING, JANUARY 24,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  _  1  i  SQUABBLE JJKE_ CHILDREN  In tho Provincial Legislature.  Victoria, January 23 ���[Special  to tbe Tribune].���This was a blank  day in the house, being devoted to  the annual resolution urging the  Dominion government to remove  the Indians from tlio reserve at Victoria. Deane's motion, to hold over  the mineral claims of persons a*o1-  unteering for service in South  Africa was ruled out of order at  Cotton's instance.  A point of manners was discussed  between speaker Forster and  Eberts, as the concluding s::ene of  last evening's disorderly session.  Forster had peremptorily ordered  McBride to "sit down," as out of  order, when Eberts rose with the  protest that the speaker should not  thus address a member of the house.  "What is the honorable member  speaking to?" asked Forster. "Will  you sit down."  "I will when I am addressed iu  proper parliamentary language,"  Eberts replied, in a tone indicating  an intention to have it out with the  speaker then aud there.  Forster accepted the rebuke, however, and at the mild request, "Will  the honorable member for Son til  Victoria take his seat?" Eberts subsided and the scene was over.  not  bear upon the movement doe:  add to public confidence.  A dispatch from Boer sources describes the renewal of the bombardment of Ladysmith as more heavy  than any previous firing, and as intended to discourage a sortie, symptoms of preparations for an egress  from the town having been observed  from the Boer position. Special dispatches, hcliographod from Ladysmith on Monday, say that tho investment has not been relaxed and  that the garrison has ceased to  speculate regarding the precise date  of deliverance. The position of the  British forces outside Natal is unchanged. Tlio forward movement  everywhere appears to be waiting  for reinforcements.  BULLER AT A STANDSTILL  BRITAIN IS  DISAPPOINTED  With General Buller's Report.  London,  January   21. ��� General  Buller's     turning   . movement,   of  which so much  had been expected,  has come to a standstill.    His carefully worded message  to  the   war  office telling this, after a silence of  two days, reads like an apology and  an   explanation.    General   Warren  holds the  ridges, but  the   enemy's  positions  are  higher.    The British  artillery are playing  ou  the   Boer  _ _ positions and  the^ Boors are replying.    The British infantry is sopa-  \ rated by only 1,-100 yards from, 'the  enemy, but an approach to the steep  slopes across ' the  barb open would  expose .the. British 'to  a fatal rifle  , fire.    General Buller's   plans  have  reached their development.    He declines to  send   his infantry across  this- /.one  against formidable positions by daylight, and discloses his  purpose to assault  the Spion Kop  heights during the night.    This appears to be the key of the Boer defence.  If he takes it, and thus commands the adjacent country, an important and possibly a decisive step  will be accomplished.  It seems that general Buller's dispatch reached the war office rather-  early in the night, and was the subject of a prolonged conference between lord Lansdowue, Mr. Balfour  and several staff officials. A determination appeals to have been  reached not to give out tho message  during the night, but toward 2 a.m.  copies of the dispatch were made  - for-distribution- among-thc newspaper offices. They a rrived too late  for extended" comment.  The Morning Post and the  Stan-*  dard  touch  lightly  upon  the  un-.  -pleasant features"of the dispatch,,  and take hope from the protruded  night attack,  but,* all things  considered,  the dispatch  looks like a  preparation for worse news.  Parliament will meet in five days.  The cabinet has been hoping foil-allying British success to cheer tiie  country, an tl to command generous  support for fresh revenue measures.  Among these will be probably an  increase of the* income tax to a  shilling in the pound, bnt this  would only provide-the cost of five  weeks' hostilities.' The duties on  tobacco, alcohol, leather and coffee  are likely to be raised. Tho cabinet  will meet at the end of the week  and discuss the situation. Political  considerations, both foreign and  domestic, press upon, the military  authorities the necessity of speedily  accomplishing something.  These authorities may be persuaded to urge general Buller to  attempt his great operation without adequate preparation. This  impression, whether true or not, is  abroad. Apparently lord Roberts  has nothing whatever to do with  general Buller's operations. General Buller and the war office communicate with each other direct.  General Buller's scheme was conceived before lord Roberts arrived  at Capetown, and its execution was  begun on the day he landed. The  fact that the judgement of lord  Alberts has not been brought to  BULLER RUNS GREAT RISK  In His Aggressive Tactics  Loxnox, January 23.���The Times,  commenting  editorially  upon general  Buller's   dispatch,   says:    "It  can but tend to increase the severe  strain from which the nation is suffering.    We.must, await the result  of his attempt  to seize the formidable Boer position with courage and  coolness.    His  success  may be decisive, but the   danger  of the attempt is  evidently  great.    The intense excitement of the besieged at  Ladysmith may be imagined.    General Warren  is  moving  with commendable,  indeed   imperative caution.    But it must not be forgotten  that -delay,  however  caused, must  tell in. many respects for the enemy.  The  Boers  have,  it  is time, fallen  back when hard pressed, but  they  have gained time to bring np men,  guns, ammunitions and  supplies to  the positions they have selected for  their  principal  stand,  and  to  entrench it  in  thorough fashion, the  fashion  they understand  so. well.  Until the position  has   been  taken  and its defenders routed and badly  cut up the relief of Ladysmith cannot be considered secure.  Action Promised This Session.  Nkw York, January 23.���According to the Herald's Washington correspondent, the Hepburn-Morgan  Nicaragua canal bill will be passed  during the present session of congress. Speaker Henderson is in  favor of the bill and of prompt action.. Senator _I~rye, president pro  tern of the senate, wants action by  the senate, and expresses the belief  that the bill will be passed at an  early date. The measure will receive the approval of the president.  There is an overwhelmingly majority in both houses of congress in  favor of the pending bill, and in  favor of passing it -without waiting  for the report of tho Walker commission.  Senators who express no decided  preference one way or the other are  largely administraiiion men, who  will be influenced in their votes by  the desire of the president and the  administration leaders. The knowledge that president McKinley is  anxious-to see the Canal bill- passed  by,this congress will, it is believed,  insui-e-the-votes of -these -senators  for tiie measure.  Rival Annies Face Each Other.  Loxnox, January 24.���Shortly before midnight the war offioe announced that it did not expect to  issue anything during the night.  There had been considerable activity at the war office throughout the  day, but at 7 o'clock, and again at  9, it was announced that no fresh  news had been received. At 11  o'clock the newspaper men attended  by appointment, and were asked to  return at 11:30. They did so, and  then found Arthur J. Balfour and  other prominent men in attendance.  Their hopes ran high, and there was  great disappointment when it was  finally given out that nothing would  be given out until Wednesday. General Buller's silence is beginning to  create alarm.  London, January 23.���Contrary  to the announcement made shortly  before  midnight by the war  office,  that nothing further would  be   issued until Wednesday forenoon,the  following   dispatch   from    general  Buller, dated, at Spearman's- camp,  January 23d, 0:20 p.m., has just been  posted:    "Warren   still   holds the  position   gained    two    days    ago.  In front of   him,   at   about   1400  yards, is the enemy's position, west  of Spions  Kop.    It   is   on . higher  ground than Warren's position, so  it is impossible to see, it   properly.  It can only   be  approached   oyer  bare,  open   slopes, and  the ridges  held by Warren are- so  steep that  guns cannot   be. placed oh   them.  But we   are  shelling   the  enemy's  position     with      howitzers  " and  field   artillery    placed    on    much  lower ground behind the infantry.  The enemy is  replying  with  creu-  soto  and  other artillery.     In this  duel the advantage rests with  us,  as we appear  to be  searching  his  trenches and his artillery fire is not  causing us much loss.    Au attempt  will be made tonight to seize Spions  Kop,, which  forms .the left  of the  enemy's position, facing  Trichards  Drift, and  which  divides -it from  the, position facing Potgieters Drift.  It has considerable command -over  all the enemy's cnti-cnchmeuts."  it is reported there that fourteen  field cornets will be exchanged for  fourteen British officers.  London, January 24.���The Daily  Chronicle publishes the following  heliographed message from Ladysmith, dated January 22d, by way  of Zwart Kop, January 23d: "Yesterday we could seo British shells  bursting close to the Boer camp on  the plateau, this side of Potgietor's  drift, but the camp still remains in  THE PLAGUE IN HONOLULU  Sugar War Still On.  Nkw York, January 23.���Officials  of the independent sugar refining  companies report that there is nothing to say in respect to the report  that they have been in conference  with a view to perfecting an organization to fight the American Sugar  Refining Company. James B. Post,  of, B, II, Howell Son & Company,  representing the Mollenhauerand  National companies, characterized,  as for stock-jobbing purpose--- a report that a'settlement of the sugar  war was in sight. "You may say  emphatically," Mr. Post said, "that  there is nothing in the report.  There is no settlement of the war,  nor can I say there will be any.  The people who argue that because  of the recent advances in refined  sugar prices these signify a settlement, simply do not know what  they are talking about. The advance in raw sugar was-responsible  for the advance in refined���that  aud nothing else.*'  Confer on Passenger Kates,  New Yoimc, January 23.���E. J.  Richards, assistant general-passenger agent of the New York Central,  aud chief clerk Hcaley, of the passenger department of Lackawana,  have gone to Portland, Maine, to  attend a conference of railroadmen  called to settle the dispute over  tourist car rates. The iirevailing  differences affect New England  trunk lines, western, northern and  Canadian territory.  - London, January* 23.���Though  there is considerable' anxiety as to  the immediate result of Buller's  dash at Ladysmith, which later developments indicate was undertaken  independent of field marshal Roberts, the war office has- now.eome to  the conclusion that the relief * of  Ladysmith is only a matter of. a  short time. According to the ideas  of the office officials a dash to the  relief of Kimberley will quickly  follow the relief of Ladysmith, and  then without a doubt a' long spell  of organization will follow, and  perhaps three ov four months will  elapse before the column or columns  will have their transportation in fit  shape to advance, with a certainty  of meeting with no serious reverses.  The latter conditions are held by  the authorities to be t absolutely  essential before the forward movement toward the invasion of the  .Transvaal-is-begun? hence-there- is-  little probability of the war'ending  inside of six months.  Boer Hi_ad Laaoior,- Ladysmith,  Monday, January 22,���A battle has  been raging along the Oliver's'Hoek  road since Saturday, between the  Boers under Prctorious and the  British. The fighting is in swing  at, Spion's Kop. The Boers under  Botha and Gronje have been sent  thither. The British elsewhere are  only making reconnaissances of the'  Boer positions. President - Steyn  wa.s under fire at the foremost position of the Free Staters.  B._i_un, January 23.���The . Mon-'  tag Zeituug asserts that when the  emperor recently received the presidents of the Diet, he expressed  deep regret at the heavy loss of  British officers in South Africa, and  praised the Boer generalship. His  majesty reprehended the attitude  of the German press toward Great  Britain, which, he said, was rendering his task * of avoiding friction  -with Great Britain doubly hard. He  recalled priuce Bismarck's saying,  that the "windows which our press  smashes Ave have to pay for."  London, January 24.���A correspondent of the Daily Chronicle, at  Sterkstroom, telegraphing Monday  says: -'Many Dutch colonists, although ostensibly loyal, really sympathize with the Boers, and keep  them posted regarding all British  movements. They discharge rockets, and make other signals to the  enemy. A general rising, however,  i.s no longer feared."  London, January 24.���According  to a special dispatch from Pretoria,  position there today. AVe heard  heavy firing all this morning. The  bombardment here is slack, but the  Boer big gun on Mount Bulwana is  still firing."      ;  Gaberones, Bechuanalaud, Wednesday, January 17���via Lorenzo  Marquez, January 23.���A reconnoitring force this morning found  the Boers on'the Basnto hill, which  the British;. supported by an armored train, occupied.. -,. Later in  the day'the cyclist scouts reconnoitred the Boer main laager, ten miles  south of Fort Gitberones. Th ey- described it as large and stronly entrenched. The.'"Boers continue the  destruction of }the railroad near  Crocodile pool. v-H  BOERS OVERSTEP THE LINE  Invade Portuguese Territory.  London,'-January-' 24.���Mail advices to the Daily Mail from Lisbon,  dated January 19 th says :     It  has  been officially notified 'to  the  government  here, from  Lorenzo Marquez, that the Boers have committed a breach of-the 'neutrality laws  by. crossing  Portuguese territory,  from Uballa to Rhodesia.    A force  of     artillery    has      been      sent  there     from     Lorenzo'���- Marquez,  and    the     governor     there     has  demanded reinforcements from here.  Everything   is   being   carried  out  with all possible secrecy; but I am  informed ou good authority that a  portion of the troops haA'e already  started for Lorenzo, Marque/,  and  that others "will follow immediately.  The correspondent in question adds:  "I am.  sending  a. cable Avith  this  letter, bnt I  fear it Avill  be suppressed."    *T,he editor of "the Daily  Mail appends this note :    "The telegram Avas suppressed."     "   -,  British' Have" "No"~ Complaint,'  Niow Yoi.k, January ,23.���A  special to the Herald from AVashington says: Only one complaint  has been registered at the state department that a filibustering expedition- was organizing iu this  country for the purpose of proceeding to South Africa. The complaint AA'as filed two day's ago by  the British ambassador, who gave  the state department notification  of the impending departure of a  vessel from Philadelphia, laden  with an armed expedition in the  interest of the Boers. An investigation by the treasury department  disclosed that the Are��sel Avas a seagoing tug, with about sufficient  capacity to cany it from Philadelphia to the Dele ware breakwater  and back again .  Though the British ambassador  understands that -many-men-have-  been recruited  in  this, country for  service  in  the  Boer army, he has  found- it   impossible   to  stop   the  practice, as the  American  neutrality laws cannot  be applied to  unarmed   men   leaving    the   United  States, no matter if  their  destination   may  be   the Transvaal.     It  Avould not be surprising to  the officials   if    the   British   government*-  were also  obtaining  recruits  here,"  but this, as"in the case of tho  Boer  agents, cannot be established.  Men Accept Bamsey's Promise,  ' St. Loris, Missouri, January 23,���  The employeees' committee of tho  AVabash railroad," at last night's  meeting, decided to take the promise of manager Ramsey that he  would give them an answer to their  request for higher wages as soon as  he possibly could, and as many of  them as could left last night for  their homes. Chief Arthur, of the  Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, received a telegram from  president Ashley of tiie AVabash,  Avho is in New York, assuring him  that the men Avould receive fair  treatment, and that Mr. Ramsey  would keep his promise to give tlio  definite reply to their demands as  soon as he possibly could.  Was Not an Official Call.  AVasiiinotox, January 23.���Montague White, consul-general of the  South Africa Republic in Loudon,  called at the state department this  afternoon and had a conference  Avith secretary Hay. He did not  appeal" in an official capacity.  Is Now Epidemic.  Honolulu, January 12.���via San  Francisco.���There haA*e been 27  deaths from bubonic plague to date.  Of these 10 have been Chinese, two  Japanese, one a South Sea islander,  and tho remainder Hawaiians or  part Hawaiians. There are twelve  cases of plague in the plague hospital. These patients are all either  Chinese, Japanese, or Hawaiians.  One of them is a member of the  national guard Avho Avas on guard  duty in the quarantined district.  He is the only one of the 400 national guardsmen who have been in  that seiwiee to contract the disease.  A case of plague developed, last  night in a. Chinese house, near the  corner of King and Richards streets,  almost in the ceutere of the business part of town and in a block almost exclusiArely occupied by  whites.  As: the infection from Avhich a  death of some days ago was brought  about Avas traced to this same  building, and there was believed to  be evidence of infection scattered  throughout the Avhole block, the  block was declared infected and  quarantined at noon today and a  cordon of soldiers Avas at once  drawn about it. There are seA'eral  restaurants and boarding houses  and a hotel'in. this block. Oyer 200  people were caught in the block by  the quarantine, a A'ery large-proportion of them being whites. All  will be moA*ed to the detention  barracks. which haA'e been erected  in the different quarters of the  town and Avill* remain during -a  quarantine period of ten days.  Detention   barracks   capable   of  accommodating   upward   of    4000  people are in process of construction,  accommodations    for    about   2000  being already completed and practically filled.     The people detained  aro those who haA'e  been  removed  from infected houses and districts  and the houses of districts burned.  Already over   fifty houses  have"  been burned, including  nearly two  Avhole "blocks   in   Chinatown  and  other buildings in the same district,  as Veil as single dwellings scattered-  throughout   the    tbw'u    >vhei*evcr  d'eaths from plague have  been dis-  coA*ered.   The government is now  feeding  daily   about   3 700, mostly  Hawaiian-., within  the  quarantine  district of ChinatoAVn, the Chinese  and Japanese of  that  district providing for themselves fdr the most  part.    Besides this the government  is providing for those in the detention barrack's, about 2000 more.  The - question of Avhat is to be  doue Avith the people after they  have passed the quarantine period  in the detention barracks, many of  AvhOm haA'e lost their all, has become an important one. All the  benevolent societies and the foreign  consuls are co-operating with the  government in this matter. Lewers  & Cooke have given the use of some  well-located premises, for  the tem-  of the goA'ernment will be to largely increase the amount of capital  invested here in the manufacture  of pulp and paper and the number  of hands employed in the mills.  The action practically prohibits the  exportation of pulp to the United  States, and in the same manner as  Ontario prohibited the exportation  of saw logs. Tho stumpage dues  are increased from 40 cents to..$1.00  a cord; and there i.s a rebate of $1.50  per cord upon all pulp wood manufactured in the province.  ADVANCE A TAME AFFAIR  JOHANNESBURG'S DEFENCES  According to Boer Reports.  Boisr Camp, Upper Tugela, Sunday, January 21,���After commandant    Botha    checked   the   British  advance yesterday morning, it was  expected that  there  would be no  further action'until tomorrow. This  afternoon, howeA*er, signs were discerned of an intended movement in  the British northern camp.    When  the heat, which Avas more frightful  than they yet experienced, had worn  off, the British  cannon  started in  full    force,    and    their    infantry  advanced in extended  order.    Generals  Botha  and  Cronjo held  the  high hills over  which the  road  to  Ladysmith    passed.       AVhen   the  Mauser fire opened a pandemonium  of sound,filled the air.  The vindictive crash of lyddite shells, the sharp  volleys of   Lee-Metfords  and   tiie  whip-like      crack      of       Mausers  were      interspersed       with       the  boom    of   Maxims.       The    battle  ended with darkness, but not Avithout eA'idences of execution among  the British that Avere  manifest at  sunrise.    Kield cornet Ernest Emilo  Avas  killed,   nor   did  the  generals  escape unscathed.  At the central position, Swart  Kop, where the other road to Ladysmith crosses the hills, the British  advanced from low kopjes on the  banks of the Tugela unmolested.  They then entered the zone, of,  Mauser fire, _ and- although their  -naval guns kept up a terrible racket, the advance ,,was stopped, and  tiie British had to count their dead  and wounded. "Commandant All-"  joen and two burghers were  knocked'senseless by an" ex" .lo'sion-  of lyddite, but commandant Viljoen  reeoA'ored. Field cornet lleiibron  Avas wounded, and oh refusing" to surrender Avas shotl  The British loss Avas* probably insignificant.; They complain that.sporting "Mausers Avere  found on the field, and soft-nosed  bullets with Lee-Metfords. The  Boers admit that sporting Mausers  were found, but they deny the  charge respecting expansive bullets.  porary care of these-persons, and  bjiildJ.ngs^o_accpnnnpdate_nb^iut'nijp_  are being put up. This work is in  charge of Theodore Richards.  Arrangements are being made to  provide Avork for those of this class  needing it a*-* soon as they got out  of quarantine.   Johannesburg Has Been Looted.  London, January 24,���A dispatch  to tlio.Daily Mail, from Pietcrinar-  itzburg, dated January 23rd, says:  "Lord Dundonald holds the road  to Olivicr's Hock pass. The latest  arrivals from Johannesburg say  .thut'the Boer methods'a re .working  ruin Lo tho 'mines. The Boers pick  out tho rich ore, leaving the cost of  , further development to the shareholders. Stores are being robbed  wholesale. The safe deposit vaults  under the stock exchange have been  broken open and jewelry and plate  left by refugee.1- have been extracted.  Grass is growing iu the streets and  cattle are grazing iu fashionable  thoroughfares. There are still about  2000 Uitlanders in the Transvaal.  A letter recei\*cd here from Il.ir-  rismith relates that three Britishers  Avere shot in the market square for  refusing to go to the front Avhen  commandered."   Quebec Follows Ontario's Lead.  Qui_i--_-', January 23.���The new  discriminating stumpage dues on  pulpwood are now in force in the  province of Ojicbec, They have been  fixed and made effective by an or-  der-in-council, which has received  the signature c*' the lieutont-gov-  ernor. No legisla, 'on in the matter  Avas necessary. It.'S expected that  the result of this aci -on on the part  Conference to Settle  Disputes.  TxD-Anai-ous,   Indiana,  January  23.--The  indications are  that  tho  meeting  between  the miners and  operator's  of the  competitive  district for the purpose of  fixing'the  Avage scale for the ensuing year and  deciding other matter-,  of, dispute  between employers  and  employed,  Avill~be~long~dr._wn~out.~~ AVhile~th7~  miners and operators aie nearer of  one mind, perhaps, than  they were  at the Pittsburg conference of  last  year, the diversity of the  intcrcstf-  involved and. the circumstances surrounding   them   in   the    different-  states make tin* matter* of fettling  the disagreements  "equitably  to all  concerned   one   of   oxtrome   -difficulty.    The representation of both  miners and opera torsi*- larger than  ever   before.      The   miners of   j?  states are represented  by  the conference   committee   appointed   by  last week's convention of the L'liitod  Mine    Workers,   while    prominent  operators  aro  present  from   Ohio,  Pennsylvania,      Indiana.     Illinois,  Michigan,    Kentucky    and    Iowa.  There are  numerous  and  complcx  quostions to be disposed of before  the wage scale  can  be  finally  adjusted, such as the differentials between   pick  and   machine  mining.  Both operators and miners are prepared to open the conference  with  demands in which  there  are large  margins.    It is expected  that  -.even.! days  Avill  be  taken   up   with  windy negotiations, but in the end  it   is   expeeted   that   an  amicable  settlement Avill  be  reached  Avhich  will prove to the advantage of both.  Associated Press Service,  Nkw York, January 23,--.Frank  Gould has just imported a new St.  Bernard dog from England, which  has been added to hi** $75,000 kennel of .St. Bernards at Lyndhurst.  He is the largest dog of his clas,-. in  the country and weighs 23J-S pounds.  He cost $5000.  Hard to Overcome.  New York, January 23.���"E\'en  if they are driven out," said Samuel  Stockton  of Johannesburg, who' is  in this country waiting for cessation  of hostilities,-last night at tho AVal-  dorf-Astoria, "I do not believe that  the Boers h.'iA-e as  yet  fought the  great battle of tho Avar,  or oven  that  this  fight will  occur  in  tho  mountain passes into their country.  Not   eA-en   Laing's   Nek   is    more  impregnable    than   Johannesburg  can easily be made to be.    I do not  know that it would be strictly correct to say that Johannesburg  is  naturally defended, and yet her impregnable condition is  not due to  any effort or intent to make her so,  but has come accidentally and as an  incident   to  tho  mining   that  has  ���  been carried on there.  "The Rand belt of mines stretches  for a full 30 miles between Johannesburg and the invading forces at  intervals of between a quarter and  a half mile apart. At. each mine  are tailing . heaps���that is, the  mounds of ground and debris from  Avhich the gold has been extracted.  These tailings, AA'hich- are of tremendous height and breadth and  much resemble in size and contour  the Avaste piles outside of anthracite coal mines in Pennsylvania, aro  each especiallyimpregnable natural  forts, '-while the short distance they .  lie apart, with cannon mounted on  them, would make it absolutely impossible for the British to penetrate between.  "On the other hand,they can not  be battered down, aud to "attack  with artillery Avould be simply to  waste ammunition, for the shells  v- ould be lost. Let them explode  in any part of the mound, the shifting slag would immediately fill up  the hollow thus made, and the pile  would be as before. Absolutely no  advantage Avould accrue to the attacking party.  "Just to give you,an idea of how  -  great a  quantity of  these tailings.-  there miist be,   take the followinj -.  calculations:    There 'are mills with'  say, 5000 stamps  in the Transvaal  AVliich have- been  running steadily  for- five   y^-ars.    They,  or a large ���  part of 1 hem,,have really been run-'  ning longer, but for the sake of argument we aviII put.it at five year-**.  That mean.-, there are sufficient tailings adjacent  to  Johannesburg to  construct   a   fortification   20   feet  wide by 0 feet in  height*from that  point to Cape  Town, and even farther."  German Missionary Held.  Br.iiM.v, January 23,���The case of.  pastor  Sarins,  the   missionary ar-  lested in Natal last 'month for aiding the Boers, continues  unsettled.-.  The German foreign  office has justs  wired pastor Baeciusof Hermann.?---*  burg   that   repented urgent   rcpru- ,  sen tat ions to   London on  the snb-  jectremain unanswered,and that the  German-ambassador to Great* Britain, count von  Haty_fr-ldt, has  been  instriH.tod~urrcpeat his "efforts. ~~~A~~  dispatch has been sent to  the  general consul at Cape Town, directing  him to see the -BritL-h  authorities  and to ask for the. .~p_>edy release of  the imprisoned missionary. ���  American Boef for Boers,  Cnif'ACifj, niinoi.**. January 23.���A  tr_itnloud. nf 750,000 pound.- of beef,  for the use of the -Boers, i*-. being  purHiii.'-ed hero by an agent of the  -Tran.-vual government'. On account of recent -*eizui*c-�� by British  war ves*-cls .of *-hips bearing sup-  pli-'-. 'for the Transvaal, packers  have refti-ed-lo soil the beef for delivery .beyond, Chicago, and negotiation-! for transportation are pending. ,This is the second trainload  of beef .-old hure for the Boers, the  first consignment, -old about a  month ago, being now ou the ocean.  A Sensible Decision.  Gi.KKXwoon, January  __.'_.-���  [Special to the Tribune.]���Judge Hpiuk.*.  today decided, in local case for  damages resulting out of taking  timber from a mineral claim, that  the miner is* entitled to the use of  all the timber on his claim for mining purpose.--, and that any one who  takes timber from his claim interferes Avith that right and commits  a trespass.  Paris Undergoing Repairs.  Bui--",.st, Ireland, January 25.-���  Tho steamer Paris arrived here today from Mil fowl Haven, to undergo repairs of the damages sustained  from running on the Manacles* in  the Knglish channel. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C   WEDNESDAY JANUARY '24,  1900  %U  4 s_  i&  pi "-���  l_ ;_:  fi'! %' -.  & ii.  ��  Si  ESS*'  lr  it  Overalls and Jumpers  We have just receive! 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.  ��he ��rib-rote*  m  -4/--M  is*-'**  teg  :"_-<���__ -  SI  teg  i  ll:  P.  ����.  *������-'  3-5'  1'.  <a  ft  1'  i  i,  ?  _*'  r  i  **. .  ....  ��� (  *'_  i1*;:  Siiori.D the present cabinet crisis  at Victoria result  in the defeat of  the Slm.iI.i_ govLM'nnient, the   people  of the province would at least have  sonic assurance  that  it would  be  out of thi! power of political   turn-  0   coats  like Messrs.  Higgins, Martin  and Prentice to cause further trouble.    In the event of a dissolution,  before the  passage of a redistribution   measure,  Higgins    might  be  able to secure his   return  in Esqui-  .'malt,     although    neither political  party has  the least  conlidence  in  him;    bub   for   Martin  and  Prentice    there      is     not     the     least  hope.    When  Martin   secured   his  .*.-'elestion  in  Vancouver ho had. the  support of  the opponents  of Tur-  rierisui, the dominant party in Vancouver.    He  was  also  the idol  of  ]������ the  workingmen, and   in  addition  received the support of the radical  wing of the Liberals.    Since he has  been   in   the  house the  Manitoba  politician  has  proven  a traitor to  the electors  who returned him  to  oppose Turnerism, he  has  beeu denounced by the labor party  in the  three cities of Vancouver,  Victoria  and Nanaimo,  and  it  is lufc a fen-  days    since    he    had    to     make  a      fight      for      admission     into  a Liberal  meeting   at Vancouver.  Tt will not therefore require a very  shrewd person to see that in  Vancouver Martin would be an  impossibility as a candidate.   "With Pren-  ' tice   as a   Turnerite  candidate  iu  Lillooet the great  stumbling  block  would be Stoddart, who was defeated hi the general election.    He  carried the constituency iu  former  ' years solely upon his own popularity, and would make short work of  any opponent lacking the pull of  the administration.    It looks  as if  the  turncoats have committed political suicide. -   Tiik members of the city council  have started out well in shaping  their policy with _respect to the  wages to be paid by contractors  upon municipal work. In insisiting  that every carpenter, employed in  the building of the new wharf shall  be paid at least $ J3.50 per day- and  that every laborer so employed shall  be paid $2.50 per day, the city council has given a measure of protection to the carpenters and laborers  of the city.. This in no way works a  hardship upon'tho contractors,since  all are placed upon the same looting. By its nation the city council  ha*, placed_its.elfj_.i_ record, that.liv-  ing wages shall be paid upon city  work. The scale iixed upon by the  council is that paid by the contractors of the city. If it pays  private contractors to secure the  best labor it will pay, the corporation to do the same. The wage  clause decided upon by the council  the    best    possible    protection  ago placed the number of vehicles  entering simply what is called the  city, or business district, every  twenty-four hours at !)2,ii(J0. With  all this enormous trailic there is  never a collision, never a locking of  wheels and rarely an accident.  The laws are absolute which govern this vast array of wagons, c arts,  omnibuses, carriages, hansoms, etc ,  that move along as orderly as a funeral procession.    The rule is to turn  to the left and the driver, no matter how great his hurry, who should  cut across the street would be instantly arrested.     The  pedestrian  has never to look in  but one direction  as he crosses each half of the  street and may stop iu the middle  with    perfect safety.     In   almost  every block, in  the center  of the  street, is a raised place, where he  may  stand until  he sees  an  open  space to  cross.    There  is  no   fast  driving.    The hansoms  and   carriages may pass the busses and the  latter may pass a loaded wagon, if  there seems to be plenty of room,  but they may not pass each other  unless  one has  stopped.    Even.in  the most crowded sections there is  never any wrangling or swearing.  The policeman manages all with'the  motion of a linger, because back of  him is the law, which, in this matter at least, is no respecter of persons.    A short time ago one of the  great lords of England was arrested and  fined two pounds for fast  driving in his own carnage, both  policeman and magistrate remaining unmoved byhis voluble explanation of who and what he was.  In addition to this vast body of  metropolitan police there appear to  be quite as many "guards."    Every  public building, every park, every  spot     frequented    by     sightseers  swarms AA'ith them, all in uniform.  It seems sometimes as if this were  part of an effort everywhere apparent to provide employment for as  many people as possible.    One cannot move Avithout tbe consciousness  of beiug Avatclied.'   At first so much  espionage is very initating, but in  time one learns to look AA'ith favor  upon  it, because   of   the sense of  security  ib affords,.    In  no  other  city i.*. there such feeling of safety,  because of tlio oi_ieial_protection on  every    hand.      Sometimes   'these  guards are cross and taciturn, and  sometimes   hopelessly " stupid,   but  occasionally  one, proves to bo delightfully    entertaining,    with    a  thorough knowledge of the hUtoiy  of  England,  her  institution.*-, customs,  ideas,  etc.     When  you  tell  him you are  an American,  which  doubtless is unnecessary, he invari-  bly  says:     "America   is  a   great  country," and usually adds that he  has a brother or cousin there who  is  a  policeman  in  New   York  or  Chicago.    But  ib  is  a  mistake  to  think  that   he  would   like  to  be  there, also,   for  most  of the  men  who can make a living in England  are  satisfied  to stay  thcic.     The  loyalty and patriotism of the people arc very marked.  CANADIAN   NEWS   BRIEFS.  is  which tho city can have against irresponsible, contractors, or contractors Avho figure their profit at  what labor they secure below the  current'Avage.  LONDON'S   WELL-KEffT   STREETS.  K.iu-vih Lit}*!.-.'..  While here, as cvoryAvhere, there  are countless wrongs, which ought  to be righted, yet in many respeet..  the English government offers ait  example by which all nations might  profit.   ,,  Imagine London with its population   of-six million, and increasing  at the rate of 70,000 per annum under such municipal government as  prevails    in   our    large    American  cities!     There;  are    7000   miles  of  -streets bore and all kept iu a condition   of    the   most    praiseworthy  cleanliness.    The metropolitan   police district covers an area of nearly  ,700 square miles and is patrolled by  15,500  policemen.    There ..cenis to  be one at OA'ery lamp post and his  power  is   autocratic.     By  laising  one finger lie can stop an entire line  of  t.ailic  and  not a   vehicle  Avill  move until he gives the signal.    A  careful estimate made several years  Teaming Cheaper Than Bail.  IJamiltun Hei.i.d.  What would you say if somebody told yon that tbe local freight  rates have recently become so high  that it actually pays to have some  classes of goods teamed from Toronto to Hamilton instead of having  them shipped by rail V We shouldn't  blame you much 'if you did doubt  it. It appears incredible. And yet  the -.taU-ineut is literally true.  The Herald wiav this morning a  business letter which goes to sIioav  that goods can be drawn from  Toronto to If ami I ton by horse*, at  less cost than the railway.*! charge  for carrying them. Thi*-. letter Avas  written yesterday by one of the  largest cheese manufacturing and  importing firms in Canada to its  Hamilton agent. Here is the pith  of the letter:  "In future kindly sent I us your  order on Saturday, so that the carrier can get the goods on by Tuesday or Wednesday. "Wc find that  .���-ending them by carrier is a good  deal cheaper than sending them by  rail, and the carrier leaves Hamilton Monday or Tuesday and leaves  here Wednesday morning."'  Colonel Steele May Return.  Ottawa, January IS.���There i.s a  rumor current tonight, and it is  merely a rumor, that colonel Steele  may be kept back to go in command  of Strathcona's Horse. Colonel  Steele Avill nob say anything on the  subject. Captain Weatherbe, chief  engineer of the militia department,  who is at Halifax, has been ordered  to New Orleans to inspect the Milwaukee.  The Ontario provincial board of  health has issued its report for December. The total deaths were  1873. TAA-enty died of scarlatina,  42 of diphtheria, 3 of measles, 0 of  whooping cough, 2S of typhoid and  157 of consumption.  Rev. Thomas 13. Angel 1, D.D.,  rector of St. Andrew's P. E. church,  Wilmington, died of pneumonia.  Dr. Angell avus born in London,  Eng., in 1858. He graduated from  Trinity college, Toronto, and Avas  rector of St. John's, Petcrboro, On  tario.  At Southampton, Ontario, captain John Spence, ~G years a resident, and his Avife celebrated their  golden Avedding. Captain Spence  is HO years of age, hale and hearty.  Friends from Toronto, Hamilton  and Detroit .joined with the sons,  daughters and grandchildren of the  aged couple in celebrating the  event.  At the meeting of the North Toronto Liberal Club a motion favoring the appointment of a goA'ernment commission to regulate railway rates Avas adopted.  J. W. Colsou, avIio for the past  sixty years has been identified with  G'uelph in different official capacities, celebrated his 81st birthday  yesterday.  A unanimous call to the pastorate of the Calvary Baptist church,  Brantford, Avas given to Rev. W.'T.  Graham, of Grace church, Montreal.  The synod of Montreal passed resolutions in favor of deaconesses in  the church,-and giving women votes  at the vestry meetings.  The dispute as to whether the  Ontario or Dominion government  had the power to issue licenses for  pound nets in the Georgian Bay  has been settled in favor of the federal govern-.-lent. As a result the  province loses about $1000, taken in  for licenses issued before the dispute arose.  In the case at the Toronto assizes  of Thomas Morris against the Giir-  ney Foundry Company, the "jury returned a verdict for $1170. Morris Avas a moulder.J.iud a heavy iron  pattern fell on his leg, causing injuries wliich will prevent his working at his trade.  Tenders have been invited for a  monthly steamship service, including the carrying of mails, between  Halifax and Kingston, Jamaica,  calling at Bermuda and Turk's  l-land. '       ;_  Little Tear for Mafeking.  MAKi-iaxo., Wednesday, January  10���via Bern.', Thursday, January  18.���Since the artillery, attack of  January 3rd the Boers have not  fired so many shells at this place.  Natives report that the Boer chief  gunner is wounded, that five men  Avere killed, and that their breastworks were damaged during the recent engagement. Commandant  Erasmus and his friends are reported to have departed,* and the  Boer forces in this vicinity are  apparently fcAvor in number. Their  estimated strength is 2000 men.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  w  ^'��. flf^*__^-*___*-^'flf ��� 1m 'f!?''^''*����''"^-'&'''^'^'.'.'^''4��'~'^'ts^'t^.'^'^'4^���/___*��� ff'-isf.'i'^'ig!'����L'*'**iEL.Sl_tfl��j��u*  _, \��  * to  to  to  to  to  to  LACE. CURTAINS  from  per pair up  FBEE MING  of Table Cloths, Sheets  Pillow Cases, Etc.  Annual January Sale  to  to  to  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  Commencing- Monday, January 21st.  ETC.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Having- received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Whitewear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling,. Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc.,-we are in a position to offer at exemely  low prices these lines. No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Children's White Aprons, 40. up  Children's White Pinafores, SO. up  -Children's Slips, Wight Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies' White Aprons, 25c up  Ladies' Corset Covers, 20c up  Ladies' Drawers, 25c pair  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Shirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c up  White Table Damask from 45c up  White Table Napkins from $1.00 dozen  Red Table Damask from. 35e up  Red Table Damask from $1.00 up  White Cotton Towels, 15c large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5c up  Swiss,   Nainsook and   Lawn    Embroideries  from 2_.c per yard up  FLOOR'OIL CLOTHS from 85c yard up; CARPETS from 60c yard; odds, ends and  remnants of DRESS'GOODS, SILKS, * RIBBON, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, CARPETS1 at  less than half price.   Ladies' D. & A. CORSETS (special) at 50c,per pair  We invite inspection of quality and prices  Ladies' and Children's  Woolen Tests and  Drawers, Bed-iced Prices  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Nelson, B.C  vw  AH Carpets Sewed*  and Laid  Free of Charge  V ��� **��� >���_-__, * ST* ^���^���^������^���^���^'���^���^'',^,*a-*-.,*����. ��� *�����������. ���>�����*-���. ���'^���^���^���^���>^^^S^<^'8^:!5^^^^^^^*^.^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  �� \ ���  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  INCORPORATED 1670.  Just -Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE-  VEGETABLES,  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  W. Starmer Srqith & Co.  paper hanger, glazier,  painter; etc.   chimney sweeping  'Oiiico;w,_rd SIicot, Oin.o.ite Oiioni Ilimsc  WOOD FOR SALE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  AXV .-l-NCri'IIS   '  Ix.'ive orders .at Old Curiosity .Shop, on .!.._��-  .>.._._���_ M.-cul, C.Jl. J-KjJI -M.  one" dollar" a load  ook Binding The Ne,soriSaw artd w��i-nff Mi,|s* Limited  AND  Telephone 13  ROYAY seal  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Tho .mdcreitrned has a largo qunatity of fir,  cedar, and tamarac -slab _, in 10-inch and 4*foo.  lengths, Builablo for stovo wood, which will bo  told for $1 iv lond ��t tho mill yard.  NKLSON SAW & PLANING MILLS. Ltd.  Nelson. Auifust H.t.h, 185)9.  Hard Co.il  Aiithi-ieite  POAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|^sNc--   $6.15  DELIVERED  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery iii  connection with its job printing department. All kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebindii-_>" done on short notice  tklki'iiom:  33  0.  Kootenay Oj'gar W!fg, Co.  M.____-."f,  I----TI-'--  CO-.UMHIA  Lethbridge Gait Goa  The .K:_t_ value for the money in the niaii-Ct  for nil imrpo-iO*..  tkimis cash      "VV. P. Ti-.u_._-y, Gencr.il Agent  Telephone 117,    Ollice with C. I). J. Christie.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B, O,  ColTeo roasters and dculera In Tea and CofFeo.  Oifer fresh roasted coffee of best quality aa  follows:  Java and Arabian Mocha, per pound ?   10  Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pourfds  1 00  Fino Santou, i pounds*  1 00  Santos Blend, S pouiuUj '  1 00  Our Special Blend, C pounds  1 00  Our Rio Koast, 8 pound_...  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors east  of Oddfellows block, Went linker Htreet,  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Glass.- ,-   -'  Get prices before purchasing: elsewhere  HeIsor| Saw aqd 1  ing ����li  Ollice iind Mills-corner Hail and Front' Stieets, Nelson,  BURNS BLOCK  DfsSOLDTIoF"NOTICE." ~  Notice is horchj- kivcii that wo the undersigned  formerly c:irryiiiK On busincsH as .Saloon Keeper*1 in Ihe City of Nelson in Ihc province of Urir-  ish C olimibia, under tho flrni name and style of  Johnson & .Smith, have (his* day by mutual consent dissolved the said piirl.ner.shi]). The said  business -willhe continued by the iiiHi(.i's*.|_t._'<l,  Hubert I., Smith, who will pay all outstanding  liabilities of the said firm audio whom all accounts due the suid (Inn are payable to.  J-nlcd nl Nelson, IJ. C��� this 21rd day of December, 18IH).  A. K. JOHNSON,  Witness: \V. A. G.u.miiku. It. K SMITH,  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured;  Meats*.  Vegetables  'SHIPPERS'. OP THE EARLY  BREAKPAST BRAND OF EGGS  Pull   stocks   carried   at   Nelson  ��and  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  BLACKSMITH1NG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon Hftairfoa prprnptlj? attended to itf a  first-cii-RR 'Wheelwright,  Special attehtiou given to iUl kinds of repalr-  ittf and eru_ta___ work from outside poi_i-_��i  Shop:   Hali St., fcet-weeii Baker and Tet-ion  1 One of the most desirable houses on Victor!  I street, with .all modern conveniences, Miitabl  j foi -small i'ain.ly. Owner leavinif city. Uariiiii  \ if taken quick.   Drawer Siiosloflicc.  ���ift  ibl��  giiiii THE MlBOTE:  NELSON" B. 0.,; WEDNESDAY,'JANUARY 24, 1900  :j  BANK OP MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6,000,000  Lord ..tralhoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drumnionil Vice-President  K. .S. Clouston Gciicr.il Manager  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  _-.i_r.soN branch  Northwest Corner linker and  .Stanley Streets  i  I!  Itranches in London (England) Nkw Yoitrc,  ('lil-*.-.i(i, anil all the principal cities in Canada.  Htiy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of (he world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Ktc.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T,  Savings Bank Branch  CIM-I-I--.-' lt.Vn*- Oh'  IN'I'ICI-KST PAID.  WITHIN   THE   LINES.  Saturday Evening l'ost.  The captain woke that lnorning  at iirsfc with a lazy contentment;.  And then he remembered that if he  had distinguished himself���if in the  ���'ca/valry charge he h:ul been first���  that two of his comrades would sifc  no more at .his mess. But first, you  must notice, a certain pleasurable  vanity held him ; he saw in his  : grasp a little bauble of present  reputation and promotion...  There followed   tho  reaction  of  regret.     A man who has been in a  dozen fights learns to regard, while  in  action,   death   as  a  matter  of  course,   either   for himself or his  friends.     The exhilaration  seizes ;  the blood tingles;   and  the  truth  making the Red Badge of Courage  accepted is that an ordinary  man,  after craven fear, suddenly forgets  himself.     Even gentlemen born to  the habit of self-respect  and  self-  control have known the verity, from  the great Frederick to lesser men.  For captain Leslie that exultation  had not passed.  -But now, the next  morning, as he lay still, regret led  on  to a sadder mco.l, to voices fur  away���beyond   hearing;   to  faces  forgotten in the brisk, imperative  movement of life.     As he lay there  Leslie was back  in  an  old  sentimental mood, talking .with  a  girl  who had jilted him���a case of "calf  ���love'*; he could see her  eyes,  hear  her voice.  Five years of other faces  ���of the stir of events.  "The general, sir, wishes you at  once."  The general ?   A thought of the  /yesterday brought him the reason  in a rush of a pleasurable glow.  "Be seated, captain," .said the  general as lie entered.  ''VoiF-ve TJeen" commended for  ooolneps and lirmness, und yesterday���tiie report runs���'great bravery on captain Leslie's part.'"'  "I couldn't very well help it,"  said Leslie: "I was keyed up to it,  you know."'  ' ."A modest answer encourages  praise," quoth the general, with a  ..niilc. "But it will be iu my own  report. That's not why I have sent  for you.    1 have���hum���a duty."  "Yes. sir," said Leslie, suddenly  sobering.  "Success but leads to more effort  ���your capability is recognized] reliance is put on you."  The general sat reflecting, tapping  the little map-laden table with his  knuckles.  "We have pushed well into their  linos," he   said,   after  a  moment.  "They didn't expect us so far down.  Ten miles  from   here the families  -are still in their houses;-"They'llrbe"  running  fast   enough,  to be sure.  Well, study thi.*_ map., * Follow that  road, captain,  d'ye  see,  along the  river���ten miles, isn't it?   Yes, ten.  Now, at  the forks  turn  due west'.  You ptibS a village there, eh���what's  it's   name?    Xo   matter,   a   blacksmith's at the  next turn.    Then���  ' let me see���seventeen miles; 'lis the  '-road to the left���there, twenty-one  miles; and there you turn from the  turnpike   into   private   grounds���  ���twenty-two miles  to tlio house.  One witii  twenty  troopers  might-  sweep into that quid, country;'he'  suddenly might iiud  himself in a  mess; he might fall iu with a detachment; he might come back���-he  and hi*, twenty men���I think that's  a' sufficient number.    To make the  story short, 1 want to find the man  who will go there aud search that  house, and bring away somebody  whom a spy   has   reported to be-  there.    It isn't an order, you understand,  but a  suggestion.    1   don't  nsk a man  to   ri&k  his  life, or Iris  chance of further service,  but���it  would please me to  catch that fox,  who doesn't fancy we would dare  venture there���if unexpectedly we  have reached so far down into the  heart of his country."  The captain smiled.  "1 don't overlook the suggestion,"  he said,  "Study   the map.    Choose your  twenty men.    Colonel   IMoore  will  help y��u-    J am obliged, captain."  "And we may  or  may  not find  him?" Leslie said,  "Well, if he's flown, you will have  dared, that's all.   lie's there to get  ]iis family away."  "Well?" said the captain.  The general hesitated, aud  then:  "The man who of all  others has  most interfered with this  inarch���  Dors ton, man; Dorston."  Leslie paled, and a lump  wa.s  in  liis throat.  "Dorston." he  said  faintly; "not  that man!"  To the general, keen observer as  he was, the exclamation was but  one of surprise at the daring cleverness of his idea; Dorston who had  harassed and bothered them; Dorston to be seized in his fancied security. The movement of the general's division had been so rapid  that even yet tho enemy failed to  understand its significance; that  tiie advance was in the very heart  of their country.  ~_ufc Leslie, standing there, understood that he had been thinking of  that   morning.      He    had   known  Philip Dorston in those other days;  as he stood there before the general  he had a picture of the old  friend  whom lie  hardly   associated  with  that daring eavalry leader who had  harassed every rod of  the advance.  And it was  easy  to  refuse, to say  that he had changed his mind.  But  what would the general say to him  then?   He would fancy that John  Leslie was a coward.    But why not  confess to the general at once  that  he knew those Dorstons?   But that  equally would  be  a confession   of  ���weakness.    This was  which   friend ..-was  friend.    How 'many  by the same excuse!  "JNow, I suppose, sir?" he said at  last. .._    '  "Yes,now, captain."  #  Well, rather. We received an entire car,  (1300) of chairs 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 titters in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or" price.  (S?JSl  /Si*,  #  B/'lldlrfhur'.ai^r  _#  dare ?"    she   cried;   "  you  a struggle in  piit\ against  would avoid  "Very well," said Leslie; "now it  shall be."  "Good luck to you, captain."  A half-hour later Leslie and   his  twenty troopers swung out of camp.  And as they covered  the miles  he  said to himself:  "What a beastly  thing   is   this   war!"   and   again,  "What a beastly thing !"    And yet  he had  been a man  to -whom his  profession was all.  .    The march was dangerous for the  little troop, but the luck of the daring helped   them.    They   followed"  the road  along  the , river iii  a deserted countryside.   After they had  turned due west at  the forks, the  people   yet   were  only moving  in  their  sudden scare.   As  they rattled through  the village,  blanched  faces���women's    and    children's���  stared   after   them.     What   were  they after?���the foe!    Was it not  enough that men  from  that  countryside were dead on  many ileitis;  bhouki  war  reach  by this  sudden  march even to their hearths?   At  the blacksmith's an  old bent  man  came out and cursed them, and his  senile oaths  followed  them down  the long western slopes and  faded  into the   woods.   And   then  they  came  out" iu  the open, and in the  grounds   they    sought,   with    the  white glimmer of the house between  the green.  "Di-mount!"  The order followed to separate  and surround the house. Leslie  "walked ui~~._~gr_-vel path. ~A~ womfur  came to the - door ancl shaded her  eyes with her hand, a frightened  look on her face.  \ "I beg pardon," said captain Leslie, following her in,_ide.  "Oh!" she cried,  "1 am sorry," said he.  *   "We   heard   the   guns, but   we  didn't think that you would push  on  so far."    She  recognized   him.  "Why, it's Jack Leslie!"  "I'm awfully sorry," said he.  "How d'ye do, Miss" Dors ton ? \Vo  haven't met in live years��� -"  "No; not in "five year.*.. What  do the-^e men mean ?"  "Hem*���well������--.    Oh, you know  I want to apologize."  "You are on our  land," she  said.  "J know it; I know it.     It's  my  order," he added,  "Why, captain Leslie? I see you  aro 'captain.'"  His voice sank to a whisper.  "1 am here, Miss  Dorston, to  arrest your brother."  For a moment he heard from the  fields the hum of the midsummer  afternoon.  "1 should think," she began coldly, "that you could have let a  stranger do this."  "It was my order," ho said doggedly.  She looked at him for a moment.  Did he hold it against her that  once she had jilted him ? And then  she put the thought away. She  was an observant young woman.  His face was too frank, too honest;  and with a certain pique .she  thought she saw that she had been  forgotten.  "He isn't here," she said.  "I must' search the liou.se,"   he  said.  "You  dare!"  "I must fulfill my order."  "You sha'nt pass this  door," she  said,  "unless  you're   a   brute.     1  won,t stir.    I tell you he isn't "  "You have told me that he is,"  he said.  "I haven't! I haven't!" she  cried.  He turned back to the outer door  and his men when her voice reached  him:  "Your men are oh every side."  "On every side, Miss Dorston."  _T_"You  must  cfo  this?" she   said.  "You must?" ~ :  "You have but to give me your  word, Miss Dorston.  He knew she would tell any lie to  save Philip Dorson; he knew it  was a case of unacceptable evidence ; he knew that he courted  disgrace, aud deserved it.  The'girl looked at him out of her  tears. He looked down at the  carpet. / " ���  "I give it," she said at last faintly;  "he i?n't hero."  "1 will withdraw my men, I am  sorry to have bothered-you."  ',You have taken my word," she  said. "Will'that be sufficient for  you when you report. ?"  "It will be sufficient for me," he  said brusquely.  "You may need something to  eat."  "We will eat later, thank you,"  he said, "I dare not risk my men  any longer."  "You have taken a great risk in  coming here.     You may be caught  'I knew the risk," he said,  "I thank you bo much," the girl  went on; "so much."  "Why ?" he asked.    " Why ?"  "For taking-���"  But at the voice a tall,  boyish  figure was'outlined in  a doorway,  and a voice said :  ���"Captain -Leslie, my sister was  mistaken." .  "Phil,;' she cried, "Phil���how can  yoii,_ho"V_can you?"   aDo you suppose I could let him  buffer, and you perjure yourself?"  Dorston said quietly. "I heard it  all. lb was like breaking a parole  ���-a word of 'honor. - We can't afford  to do this���whatever happens. Captain Leslie would be court-martialed  for this."  "You must take him,"-said the  girl, turning. She walked down to  his side.  Turning to his prisoner, Leslie  said:  ' "J shall be lucky if I get away  with you at all. We must start at  once."  "You will be lucky," Dorston acknowledged.  Leslie left the two together for a  few moments while he went outside  and gave the order to mount.  "Now, colonel Dorston," he called.  Without a word Dorbton turned  from his sister, Avenfc outside, and  down tho path.  "One word to you, captain Leslie,"  she called.  "Yes," Leslie answered, going up  the path to her.  "1 thank you so much," she said,  "so much. What was my word���-to  liis being made prisoner?" she  added.    "Can you forgive me?"  "Why, of course. I knew," he  said.  "You knew, and you accepted it.  And why?"  He came nearer, while the troop  waited,  "1 have been a fool," he said, "all  the.be years. 1 have been deceiving  myself." His voice rose fiercely, as  if accusing her. But through tears  a faint smile gathered on her* lips.  "I love you���now, Jack Leslie."  uYou   mean   that?     You   can't  mean'it,"  said,  taking  her hand."  "You can't mean it."  "I have said I love you," she said  softly.  "Nor shall difference of opinion  nor war keep us apart?" he said.  "Nor shall war nor difference of  opinion keep us apart,'' she said in  a low voice.  For a moment they stood there.  Then he turned down the path.  "Mount," came the order.  To the general at midnight captain Leslie entered.  "Your arm is tied up!"  �� "My wrist was broken, and I left  three men in the road by the river,  but I have the prisoner."  MR.   POOLEY   ON   SKATING,  '���Skatin'," - said Mr. Dooley, "was,  intended f'r th' young an' gay.:''''���'Tis  not f'r th' likes iv me, now that age  has crept into me bones an' whitened th' head iv me. Sorraltake th'  rheumatics. An' to think iv me  twinty years ago, euttin' capers like  a bally dancer, wheuth' Des-plaiues  backed, up au' th' peerairies was  covered with ice fr'm th'.mills to'  Riverside. Manny's th' time I done  th' thrick,, Jawn, me an' tli' others,  but,now 1 break me back broaehiu'  a kag iv beer, an' th'"3iite"iv me  daily exercise is f'r to wind the  clock before turnin' in, an' count up  th' cash. Sorra take th' rheumatics!"  "You haven't been trying, to  skate?" Mr. McKeuna asked in tones  of alarm.  "Not me," said MivDooIey. "Not  me. But Hinnissy have, Hinnissy,  the light-hearted, divvle-may-care  sphread-th'-light: Ilinuissy's been  skatin- again. May Gawd give that  man  sinse before he dies!    An' he  needs it right away. He ain't got  long to live if mo cousin, Mr. justice'  Dooley, don't appoint a gaarjeen f'r  him.  "I  had no more thought whin I  wint over with him that th' silly  goat'd thry his pranks thin I have  iv  flyin' over this here bar mesilf.  Hinnissy is���let me see how ol' Hinnissy is.    He was a good foot taller  thin me th' Saint John's night whin  tli' comet was in th' sky.    Let me  see, let me see!   Jawn Dorgan was  married  to th'  widow Casey (her  that was   Dora O'Broyn)   in   th'  spring  iv  '52,   an'  Mike  Callahan  wint to Austhrelia iu tlr winter iv  <i0.    Hinnissy's oldest brother was  too  old  f'r  to inlist  in   th' army.  Six an' thirty is thirty-six.    Twicet  thirty-six is sivinty-two.    Sivinty-  two less eight is sixty-four, sixty-  four an' nine, carry wan, let me see!  Well,  annyhow,    Hinnissy   is   old  enough to know, better.  "The firemiu iv engine twinty-  sivin had flooded th' A'aeant lot  acrost fr'm their house an' all th'  la-rds and girls iv Bridgeport knew  about it. They come sthreamin'  up' th' shfcz-eet altogether an' th'  la-ads be thimselves too, 'Twas  thim trun-ned Hinnissy's head, I  have no doubt. .But f'r me I know  th' difference between wan an'  twinty an' five an' sixty. I larn it  over, again ivery mornin'.  "We wint to th' pond together  an" passed th' time iv clay with our  friends an' watched th' boys an'  girls playin' shinny an' skylarkiu'  hand iu hand. They come apart,  Jawn, but they go home together,  Jawn, thim young wans. I see be  his face spoort Hinnissy was grown  excited. 'Sure,' says he, 'they'se  nothin' like lit,' he says. 'Martin,'  he says, 'I'll challenge ye to a race,'  he says. 'So ye will,' says I. 'So  ye will,' I says. 'Will ye do it?'  says he. 'Hinnissy,'-says I, 'come  home,' I says, an' don't disgrace  ye'ergray hairs before th' whole  parish,' says I. 'I'll have ye to  know,' says he, 'that 'tis not long  ���since I cud cut a double-eight with  : auny man in Bridgeport,' he says.  "At that Tom Gallagher's young  :fly-be-night joined, iix an' says he:  'Misther Hinnissy,' hesays, 'if ye'll  go on,' lie says, 'I'll fetch ye a pair  iy skates.'    'Bring thim along,' says  Ward Bros.  Hinnissy.     An'  he put    thim  on.  Well," Jawn, he shtud up an' made  wan step an' wan iv his feet wint  that way an' wan this an' ho thrun  his hands in th' air an' come down  on his back.    I give him th' merry  laugh.     He    wint    clear   daft an'  timed'to struggle to his feet an' th'  more he-timed th'more th'skates  wint fr'm undher him, till he looked  f'r all th' wur-ruld like wan iv thim  little squir-rcls that goes 'round on  th' wheel in Schneider's burrd store.  "Gallaher's la-ad  picked him up  an' shtud him on his feet an' says  he, politely:    'Come on,' he says, 'go  around with inc.'    lie took him out  to th' middle iv th' pond, Hinnissy  movin'  like  a  bridge  hor-se  on a  slippery thrack, an' thin th' la-ad  shook  him" off an'    .skated  away.  'Come back,' says Hinnissy.    'Come  back,'  he says*    'Tom, I'll flay ye  alive  whin  I  catch  ye off on th'  sthreet.    Come here,' he says, 'like  a    good   boy    aii'   help    me   off.  Dooley,'  he roars to me, mind ye.  'Ain't ye goin' to do annything?' he  says.    'Nare  a thing,' says I, 'but  go  home.'    'But  how'm I goin' to  cross ?' he says.    'Go down on ye'er  knees  an' crawl,'  says I.    'Foolish  man,' I says.    An' he done it, Jawn.  It tuk him tin nrihyits to get down  in sections, but he done it.    An' I  sthud    there an'   .waited   f'r  him  while ho crawled wan block overth'  ice, mutterin' 'Glory be to Gawd' at  ivery foot.  "I wint home with him afbher-  wards an' what d'ye think he said?  'Martin' says he, 'I've been a sinful  man in me time, but I hiver had th'  like iv that f'r piuance,' he says.  'Thijik iv doin' th' stations iv th'  cross on th' ice,' he says.   'Hinnissy,'  says I, 'they'se no crime in th' catalogue akel to boiii' old an' a fool,' I  says." "    Tardy Justice for Moyie.  Moyie Leader.  At   last   Moyie   has   a    station.  Though only a  temporary one, it  will   serve  the   purposes   until   a  larger   and   more substantial   one  can  be built  in   the  spring.    The  building, which is about  8x12 feet  in  size,   has  been  located  on  the-  main line of track, about 500 yards  south of Queen's avenue.    A small  temporary platform has  also  been  built.    L. M. Mansfield, now agent  tit Moyelle, will move to Moyie and  take charge of the  new station as  soon as the company's  auditor  examines  hi.-  books and   makes  ar-  rangemements for abandoning tho  old station.  Buskin's Memory Honored.  London, January 23,���The dean  of Westminster has offered a grave  in Westminster Abbey for  the remains of John lluskin.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A    MACDONALD & CO.-Conior Vernon and  "���������   Josephine streets, wholesale grocers ami  jobbers inblankets. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.    ���prOOTRNAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMt-  J-5** TKD���Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.      ��� __-____���   -Front street, Ncl-  TOHN CHOLD ITCH & CO.  ��    son, .vI.olo-.aIc grocers.  AMERICAN  AND     "  EUROPEAN  PLANS  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  MEALS  25  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HKATE1) MY STHAM  2.j CENTS TO ��1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  HOTEL  ' On  application  we will quote you rates on  Firc, Life, Accident awl, Plate Class Insurance  AGENTS FOR J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors   Windows   Inside Finish  1-vy.l and coast.  Flooring  local and roast;.  Newel Posts    .    --  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles.  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of nil kindd.  IK WHAT VOl'   WAJ-T H NOT T.V STOC.-  wi: wn.i. jiakk ii' Fiji, vuir  CALL AND GET PRICES,  FOR SALE  1-USI--1-S3 .AND I-ESIDE-.J_.U- I'ltOI'I-RTV  25 by 120 with, improvements, south side  Vornon street JjOOO  50 by 120 corner b_ U.iker and Hall street.-'.  Pai ticulars jjivon on application.  2> lot-- with cottage, rented titglo per month,  Victoria stieet , $~j00  2 lots with cottage, rented at $20 per month,  Stanley street _ , $3000  ���1 lots including corner, 200 foot frontngo ... .��1200  For Residential Properly you could not do  better than invest in .''.lirview, commonly  known as Rogiis-lown, especially iioav that the  LfamA.uy is completed and in operation.  For i-.u'ticulais apply to above ilrni, West  Maker Street, Nelson.  A.R. SHERWOOD  QUEEN'S  ,   BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity, and Heat?  ed with Hot Air."  Largo comfortable bedrooms and   first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY"  i%s, E. G. GlarKe, Prop.  i-ATi: or 'i in: isov.Ar. non.i., cat.<..\7-V  HUME  HOTEL  S  ayward  V.1SOS  iiilders  ham". an_. I.-...: sn.i.'i-.s. 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The flneat hotel  in the interior.  Samplo rooms.  Htearn heat and  .���loot lie l.Khi, -  Afodorn In every  .e_pect.  Oorrer Vernon and  Ward ,Stj , >_ol-ti  h. o. mm, fygr.  IVSaclden House  Hiker and Ward  fcli'i-eU, Xul-un  Tho only hotel in Nelson  that has remained  under one management Hitico J&X".  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity, .  The bar la alwayH Htockr.1 by tho bout doi-ies-  tio and Imported liquor*- and cfgarn.  THOMAS MADlJKN. Proprietor, '  B. C. HOTEL  ERIE, B. G.  HAlv&VOIN WATER  IS NO -__X_~��K.I~!__V��__3NT.  The    medicinal    values   of   IIA.I_C'YQ_*.  WAT__!_  has*  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Property.  Vernon Street    Thorpe (& Co.  R. REISTERER & CO.  urnsY. KUS AM. nni__._-.iu_ Of  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Kirst-elass In every respect. Cboioect winri,  liquors and ci��nrs. Every comfort for transient  and icwidcut guests.  -T--ADQUAUTEJ.S TOR UXIOX JUKI".  JO.SK!*ir C._Ml"��Kl,Ii, Proprietor.  1  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  KftKSH  AI-WAY-.  c Otil.  The best k-'..'" of I'-i'i' i�� I'u- l'il" '�� NuNon te at  T__l- Cl.ri. I-OTI.J.  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  E. J. GURRAN, Prop.  A. R. BARROW^ A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Street.*;.  \ O. Hov- 55*1. T_._-_.I-HO-*..- NO. W  Prompt and rpgul.ir  delivery to the trade  ARCHITECTS.  n i u i        II THWART & CAimsE���Architects.   I-Oom*. 7  Brewery -at Nelson \xJai   M& ti Ab-erdeou block. I.'_>.__erutrflcb. Nelson.  COAL.  CROW'S -NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.-  ��� Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbo, Agent. Bilker street, Nelson.  HARDWARE  H.  AND MINING SUPPLIES.  BYERS & CO.���Cornei' Baker and .fosephiiio  streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor .Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRI-NCE  Baker St.,  CENTS  HARDWARE   -COMPANY���  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplier.  ANCOUVER. HARDWARE -!. COMPANY.  LIAUTED-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hard ware and mining supplies,  bers and tinsmiths' supplies.  plum-  _~_RATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpiIORPE & CO., J-IMITED.-Corncr Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar .streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholc-aledcalcrs in Derated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Spring*  mineral water.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEET5.EI- & CO.-Corner Baker Tand  ��� Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesalo dealers in assayer*. supplies. Agents ;for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  " LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BBKTON & CO.-Corner Vernon  "��� and Jo.ephine ���streets. Nelson, wholewile  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agent.s  for Pakst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. ot Calgary.'  ______        .        ""merchants. ' '  ���Baker street, -Nelson,  liquors,    cigar.  COMMISSION  HJ. EVANS  &  QO.  ���   wholesale    dealers   _..    _., ,    _.,_   cement, tiro biick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general coi_-.iii-.sion merchant-.  *      FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACK-MAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Vi out street, Nolson, whole_,ile dealers in Hour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills nt Edmonton, Victoria, and !*~_w Westminster.  CIGARS. '  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.-Corner Baker and Hall s-treels. Nelson, mamifactiiiers of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brnndb of cigar-..  PAINTS   AND   OILS."  NELSON 1UR1-WAKI. COMPANY-Baker*  Street���Wholesale dealers- in paints, oils,  and brushes of all kinds. *l_arge_t block in  Kootenay. - ,  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS  &    CO.-Bakor   i-trcct,   Nelson,  wholewile dealers in fieishand cuied meats.*  Cold storage.  P.  POWDER,  CAPS  rTAMii/rq_x powder  AND FUSE.  COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers Of dynamite,  i-poiiiiJg. slumping and black blasting powder*.,  wholesalo dealeie. in caps and fuse, and electric;  busting apparatus. ��� ���  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vi-mon  street. Nelson, whoic-ale ilealejs in piovi-  ion-i. pioduco. and fruitx. Agouti, for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corner VeriiOn and  " ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, whole-_.]_: iIchIci s  in piovi.sions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  PK STKWAI IT & C'O.-Wfti Clio n-os on C. 1'.  > It. tmck, foot of Stanley strut;!. Nelson,  wholesale dunlur. in provwious, pioducc 'and  fi'uiUs. Cold stoiage. Agents Armour & Co's  bacon, hams, laid and other product*..  MANITOBA l-J-ODUCI- AND COMMISSION  CO.J.td. ��� Nc)*-On   branch,   J lull   street.  Wholesale dealer*, in butter, egg., and cheese.  SASH A_ND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITI'D-Corner Front and Hall i_l.-eel��.  Nelson, manufacture, s of and wholesale dcnlcm  in Nish ami doors; alikiitds of factory woik mikUo  to Ol'df!,  WINES AND CIGARS,  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streeti., Nelson, wholesale dealers In which (cabe and bulk)  and dotncrflic nndlinport-pcl ciffars.        -    '  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS��� Nob-on X_odgo, No.  23. Knitthts. of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. V.  .. ... taker and KooUniay streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.   \ isiting l~r_igl_t-i  Hall, corner  cordially invited t<J attend  T. LIGLIE  . C. 0.  R. G. JOYM~.ofR.&8.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. V. & A. M.  Meets Hoeoad Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brothron Invited.  NELSON h. 0.1... No. IMi. mi>ct*! in I.  Hull., corner Baker and Kootenay  O. O. V.  street--.  Visiting  1st  and 3rd   Friday  of  each  month.  -j-ftlu'ri- cordially itivitcd.  _ R  Kri 111 ���*.��� ���oy1 ~V. AL   W. C11 \ \ \ ho I < lhjlrr_ -~ ~' ���  NELSON ./KIUK. Number 22, Fraternal Order  of EagleH, meets every scrond uiuI*fonrth  Wednesdav inench month   in rratcniity Hall.  Viniting brethren welcome.  J_. JitVlN'i:  Presiilent.  Cum i �� Pi <i��� '.h, frerol.ii^    Nf  KLSON MINERS' UNION NO. Wi. W. V. ot  Si,��� "ieel.s in minci'- Union i.ir..��-.\ noith-  o.i*,! (iifncr Victoria .mil Kooit n,i} -HV! t~, wury  S.ituid.iv 1'M.nlng a! S o'cloi K. Visiting jneiii-  bur*. ��i'fcome.  J ..mih.s W ii Ki.-.. Scc'y.    Cm i*-. A. Mt*K vv. Pros.  TJIL' ii'g>il.triii<'ctmg��uf tlu'C'.irpcnteiV Union  au- Ik'IiI on Wnlne-daj ciening of each  v.e<*k. al 7 o'i lui k. in Hie Mnicis' t nion hull cor-  n>*r Victoii.i and ."onti'n.iV stiwt��.  It. IUUHNSDN, Pre-ndi'iit,  JAMKS COi.LINO,Sfci-etafy. if  __&*._  m  I  in?-  m  I *ri".'-*-.;  to  l:jS_fe.'  ili  l-S'i  I*-!-*-'"  I  11'  i  #  I.."--  las  1  1  ft  |j_SV  I  I  If-  IS"  Is--  I-s  I?'  I*  P  I?"  I> -  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, AVEDNESDAY JANUARY H, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson     ^        ^#     TeetZCl     &     CO.  Fall and Winter  Boots and Shoes in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  Don! fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers and Overshoes  Euy Maltese and get the best  J. A. GILKER  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Karn Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Q _______ intf Mophinoc   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing lYfaCqirieS   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  For 'watch   repairing and jewelry, manufacturing'we  have  in-j  creased   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.  fc _  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  Comfb rtabTe  Footwear  "Ve Maud back of our Shoe.  They arc made in such a -way, from stock, that (here is no excuse for anything but sat--"faction  '    Wo have a larger block than jon usually see and lower prices for the _umc quality  th.m yon e\ cr run aero-.*.  Shoes, to fit all feet, in styles to .suit every fancy, at prices mo wed down to a minimum.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  SMALL SHOES '����� wo-<*��-*  STRONG SHOES '��*"--���-**<'  STYLISH SHOES,{ov "��-���--*�����-��  DAINTY SHOES tcr]u��iB&m^  LLEGAN1    hi! (/__>*_>   for their mothers  W. P. DICKSON  BAKER STRKKT, NELSON  B. H. H. APPLBWHAITB  J. McPHBB >  Kooteqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission, and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc,  P. O. Box 808.  Josephine Street. Nelson. B. O.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  Now isthe 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, |.olsoq.  TO YOUR J.OT I ASK  WK DO IT     HEK US  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  OpuM llim-ic HSock, Xol-on  red J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL HUES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WERT T.AKKR 8THEKT  NELSON  OPPOSITE SILVKR KING HOTKI  FOI{I.IKRl.Y KNOWN AS THE  NELSON CI ("AT. CO.  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  If you would enjoy a fresh and fragrant taiioko don t forget tlio Cabinet koopK tlicm  213-215 BAKER STREET  o      NELSON  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  CITY LOCAL NEWS  The Delight Gold Mining Oom-  piiny of Hamilton, Ontario, was  yesterday granted certificates of  improvement for the Delight,  Woodstock, Atlantic and Calgary  mineral claims, situate on Tood  mountain.  A marriage license was issued  yesterday for Frank Russell Strohm  and Bertha Maria Potter.  A certificate of improvements was  issued yesterday to. Thomas 11,  Jones and partners for the Drummer mineral claim on  Rover creek.  Captain Troup was in Nakusp  yesterday on business in connection  with the'Steamship line.  J. J. Hillier of Vancouver, general baggage agent of the C. P. R.,  was in Nelson yesterday on official  business.  W. II. Bullock-Webster, chief of  provincial constables for the Kootenays, will return to Nelson on  February 15th. He is iioav visiting  in Somersetshire, England.  AV. Ball left last night for the  east. He will spend a couple of  months visiting in Chatham, Ontario.  John Greenhill of Rossland has  sold the Hamilton mineral claim on  Porpcupine creek to R. L. Brooks,  also of Rossland. The consideration was $100.  A small wooden building has been  erected near the corner of Ward  and Vernon streets for the accommodation of the official in charge of  the weighscales.  The publication of the regulations  for the prevention of the introduction of smallpox into Kootenay  from Spokane caused much concern  on the part of Nelsonites Avho have  friends and relatives on their way  to thisj city. To relieve them it is  only necessary to say that through  passengers on incoming trains will  not require to be vaccinated. This,  regulation applies only to local  passengers.  R. Jnce lias sold his house and  property on Mill street to R". C.  Qhureh. The consideration was  S2500. Mr. Inee leaves shortly for  Ottawa aud will remain in the  East for three months.  II. W. Kent, general supeiiuten-  dent of the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company-, was iu the city  yesterday on a tour of inspection.  Yesterday was pay day on the  C. P. 11. and a big bunch of cheques  was distributed to the employees  on this division.  The members of the Independent  Order of Foresters are anxious that  brethren who may be visiting in  the city will join them at the lodge  room tomorrow night, when the  officers for^he year are to_be installed, ,  Rev, S. J. Thompson of Revelstoke passed through Nelson last  night en route to Kaslo, where he is  to assist Rev. J. A., Wood in carrying on a series of revival services in  the Methodist church. _  An Interesting wedding was celebrated at St. Saviours church last  night by Rev. II. S. Akehurst, when  Miss Bee Hutchins, daughter of J,  li. Ilutchips of Montreal, was married to Lyle Davidson of Rossland,  second son of Mr, justice Davidson  of Montreal,  now connected with  the Gertrude mine at Rossland.  The bride came out from Montreal  and was met by her fiancee at  Kootenay Landing. On the arrival  of the steamship Moyie the party,  which included R. S. Kinghorn of  Nelson and C. Wentworth Monk, of  Rossland, drove to St. Saviour's,  church, where the ceremony was  performed.  The work on the new school  building to bo occupied by the  Sisters of St. Joseph is progressing  vapidl'-. The building was commenced little more than a week ago  and the walls and roof are already  in position.  The officers appointed by the  health authorities to enforce the  regulations for the prevention of  smallpox left yesterday for their  posts, with the exception of G. C.  Hislop, who leaves this morning for  Midway. A number of citizens  have been vaccinated during the  past 21 hours as a preventative  measure.  John M. Buckley of Sandon was  in Nelson yesterday. He says that  another effort will bo inade  by the business, men of the  Slocan = to bring about a settlement of the labor trouble.  A conference is to be held at Virginia hall on February 1st, at which  all business men in the Slocan riding will be invited to attend.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  V;  O"  NELSON  KASLO  SANI-ON  At the Phair.���J. C. Garretson.  Portland, Oregon; T. R. Ella, Vancouver; J, R. Pollock, Fernie; R. K.  Neill, Spokane; L. Davidson and  Avife, Rossland.  At Tin, Humi..���Fred Haynes,  Ainsworth; James J. Ilillaire, Vancouver; John D. Roberts, Vancouver; J. J. Southcott, Vancouver;  Otto Nore, St. John, N. B.; C. E.  Merritt, St. John: D. Burnet, Montreal.  At the Guano Ci-NTi.Ai..���J. A.  Ilackshaw, Athabasca: Miss C.  Johnston, Kaslo; Jl. E. Crause,  Sandon; W. N. Broyton, Kaslo; W.  IL Onderkirk, Greenwood; D. P.  McCuay, Hall: A. Ohiies+.v, Ymir;  E. Pelham, New York.  At the Queens.���II. M.llarrison,  Neewapti.  Masonic Meeting at Detroit.  Detroit, January 2.'.���An inter-  -national characte.r was given to the  deliverance of the Michigan grand  lodge of Free and Accepted Masons  today by the presence of the grand  lodge ofCanada. The visitors presented to the Michigan grand lodge  a silvei loving cup, on wliich the  Stars' and Stripes and tho Union  Jack wore engraved together. The  Union Jack was* also prominent in  the decorations on the walls.  Eyesight Tested  If your eyes trouble you in  reading- or doing* fine work,  especially during these dark  days, you need properly fitting-  spectacles ��� we have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold and steel frames.  New Consul Talks Friendly,  London, January 23,*vTAdelt_ert  - Hay, the new United States consul  at Pretoria, who arrived iu Cape  Town recently, does not believe  that Mr.* Maeruin, his predecessor,  is conveying a message to president  McKiniey from president Kruger.  He thinks also that the newspapers  have distorted the Leicester speech  by Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, which  he considers mostly to have been  intended to emphasize the cordiality of Anglo-American relations.  Steamer Townsend Lost.  Port Townsend, January 23.���  The steamer-Cottage -City-arrived  today from Alaskan ports, and re-  pert-.*, the total loss of the steamer.  Townsend near Haines Mission, on  Tuesday night, and also reports  having found the overdue steamer  City of Seattle, anchored between  Point St, Mary and Point Bridget  with her propellor missing, on Sunday morning in a very dangerous  position. She towed the City of  Seattle to .7 linen u.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  NKLSON  LADIES AND  GENTLEMEN  Clothe* clearicd and gidtnuiteed. Also  cliiiimoy .s.vcoi-iiijr Oh si wriest notice.  Orders left nt 1'ulnco Bakery, next to  Iloyal Tfutel, Stanley street.  J.   i&OFFETT,    Proprietor.  Want an American Protectorate.  Rome, January 23. ��� The Cais  Agenda Italiana says that president Kvngcr's letter to -pissident  McKiniey, through former consul  Macrum, asks for an American protectorate over the Transvaal republic and the Orange Free State. If  president McKiniey accepts, presidents Kruger and Sfceyn will make  large concessions to all foreigners,  in order to speedily terminate the  war. .   Recommends a Desirable Change.  Washington, Jan. 23.���The report filed today on the house bill  for the election of United States  senators by the people reviews tho  arguments made in favor of this  change and refers to the unfortunate conditions wliich have occurred  in Kentucky, Idaho, Delaware and  ethos states under tho present system. The bill as reported leaves it  discretionary with  the legislature  to continue the present system or  adopt the system of choice by the  people.  Important Gold Strike,  Helena, Montana, January 23.���  Reports just received from the  East Pacific mine, fifteen miles east  of here, state that while development work was being done in a  tunnel over 2000 feet from the surface a large body of sulphide ore  was encountered. Assay returns  on the sulphide ran as high as $100  in gold, silver and copper, principally gold.  Chinese Smugglers Released.  Ai-HANY, New York, January 23.  ���After deliberating for over three  hours, the jury in the case of W.  N. Clemingshire and Moy Loy,  charged with alleged conspiracy in  smuggling Chinese into the United  States from Canada, returned a  verdict of not guilty. Judge Cox  thereupon discharged the  accused.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  "Wanted���Good reliable waiteress  ���it die Ivm*.1o hotel, K.1-.I0.  A meeting of the Nelson Laborers'  IV.lective L'liion will be held in tho Miners'  Union lull on Monday ���evening at 7.:>0 o'clock.  All laborers,ire invited to attend. l.obort Hr.id-  ley, seeiel.irj.  All  bricklayers  and masons are  requested tu meet at Victoii.i hotel .it eight  o'clock tonight, for the ]i.n].ose of organising .i  union.  Dry  Wood.���If you  want good  dry wood go to Kelly _c Steeper.-.  The Tribune is contracting to supply.ill ihc leading hotel, in tJouthcin Kootenaj  and Vale with legisters dining the yesir I'.KKJ.  Ad.ei tiscments will be printed in these icgisters  at the uniform piice ol ��2 per squaio inch of  spice used. All Ihe work of ruling, printing and  binding will be done in Nolsjii.  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  _    Our fiiends and customers appreciate the  values we are giving lhem in clothing.  We pi opose to give them equal \ alues all  (his week in furnishings,  UNni_ll.V_.Al..  All-wool ribbed underwear, per suit, S2.00  All-wool fancy neat stripe, per &uit, -2.-.U  HOSIERY.  All-wool black hose, worth 10c. for 2,.e.  Shirts, at greatly reduced prices.   Neckwear ot all kinds- at special low pi ices.  Baker Street,  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  BROWN & CO,  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF" THE DAY  And I want to be in it. Ihavo just received  Fall sample5, of Suitings and. Overcoatings representing a $o0,000 stock to chooso from made to  your order at p ices; never before heard of in Nelson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailorii  Lowest prices.  CLEANIXG  AND  UEl" AIRING  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a i-peci-illy.  Lowest prices.   Room _ 1 and 11, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Fine Tailoring  ."     VOL'Il OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  StJ^EPH'SSCHOOL  NKLSON. D. C.  A boarding and day school eoiuliiclcd hylho  PMc'i*, ol M. .Ith-eph of Peace, ft i*. situated at,  the aimer of Mill and Josephine streets In one of  the best residential portions of Nel*?on. and is  easily accessible fiom all pails of the city,  Theoo.ii'-eof sltnlj includes Iho fuiidiiiucnl.il  and higher brain lies of thorough Knglisli cduca-  liun: Ku-Iness cmirse���bookkeeping, Nhlenog-  raphv ami lypewilling. Science course���music;  vocal iiml inslrumenl.il, dialing, etc. I'lain art  and needlework, etc.  r.<r term** and parlieu!iir�� apply to tho Sistei  Superior, '  Do not spend e\ ery evening of the week in  search of nniiiscmcnt, but give a little Uuio to  your own social wd mental improvement.  NIGHT CLASSES  For nil grades of _,cholars -will be opened at  the Business College.  Victoria street on January Sid, 1900.  Avail yourscl. cs of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  "Will open her  Kindergarten and  piimary school in  the English  CHURCH school  room on the 2nd of January, 1"00, ..'or ternisand  all pai-ieulais appl> to MISS PALMER,  At residence of Mrs. J. 11. Robertson, linker  Street "Vest.  WE HAVE STOVES  But while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather  your attention to our line of  we  would  draw  ~.'c are now open for business aud aie m a  position  to  furnish  you   with  good  ��� fresh   groceries  at   lo-Cost  pi'icei.   Any ciders you may  favor iih with will receive our careful attention and prompt delivery.  Wis are in no way connected with any house in the trade  Josephine and Silica Streets,  .  . -PATTON"   _&   FIWIVTAM  opposite Methodist, Church ���   *__*__. _L _J_ ~_/JL~l   .**   _i_J_t.~l __.l__.____.--_i  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea niC Colfee Pots, (several designs) Enamelled Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can get them is at  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Tl|e Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Monsoon  Is like ali our goods  Monsoon Tea is always the same  Fop sale by  Reliable  Tfje Western Mercantile Go., Limited  Successor, to Jl. Dcsl.tisuy & Co., Staple and Fancy Croeors  I-AK1_1_ STI-KKT, XKI.SON"  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irving & Co  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR 7I{�� CELEBRATED  OatSj  The Best that,Money can Buy.   Take no Other  Marni-heluied by the 1-iaekman-Kor Milling Co., Ltd,  Victoria, Vancouver, Woi-tiiiiiislcr. Kdnionton.Xel.son. '  Head Ofpick at  NELSON, B.  C.  Wholesale and Retail  lers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson,  way, and Vancouver.  Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,   Sandon,   Silverton, New  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid-  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  ���wholesale: and retail  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON .    '  Baker Street, Nelson E.   C8   TRAVES,   ffiaiiageF  OHDKHS BY MAIL RKCEIVE CAKEFUL AND PHOMI-T ATTENTION.  I'"

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