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 Iff ���'���;��&&������  i -..-_.-;?*  DAiLY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAF.  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAH  NELSON:   TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY  10,   1900.  PRICE  F1V.E   CENTS.  ELLISON WANTS TO QUIT  And Go to South Africa.  Victoiua, January 15 ��� [Special  to the Tribune].��� Joe Martin today  assumed a new rule, that of the defender of the proprieties of public  life, which ho considered outraged  by the vulgar letter in the Kain-  loops Standard describing the opening of the house. He read the most  offensive passage.*., wherein the  lieutenant-governor's progress to  and from the house was dealt with.  His honor was referred to as "a  tiling in gold lace," " a bewhiskered  monstrosity," and "an obese and  shining form." Incidentally. Joe  Martin was dealt with in the same  article as "a political Ishmael " and  a "prairie outcast." Martin let  the references to himself pass, but  vigorously denounced the insults to  the lieutenant-governor, and called  upon the house to take some step  to mark its disapproval and prevent a repetition of the offence.  Premier Semlin replied that he  had considered the matter one to be  passed over with silent contempt,  but since it had been publicly  brought to notice it should be dealt  with, and steps would be taken to  have the persons responsible for  the publication brought before' the  bar of the house.  It may be mentioned that an  act  was passed at .the instance  of the  late Theodore Davie after the Ken-'  '   nedy. incident, which   provides for  the punishment of offences  against  the dignity of the  house, and the  one discussed today is certainly the  most   gross   violation   of decency  ever brought to notice.  ', In the regular business of the afternoon, as well  as  the extra piece  just  referred  to,   Martin  was the  central    figure.      McKcehnie   continued the  debate  on the address  and defended  the Nanaimo Herald,  the  miners'  paper,   from Martin's  accusation of   lying iu saying-that,  at the sacrifice of principle, Martin  had  .-joined   the  opposition  party.  In proof,of the Herald's statement,  , AlcKechnie quoted James Dunsmuir  as  having   stated   in-conversation  that* if   JDunsmuir   and  his  party  would stick together and help Alar-  tin,  then   Martin   would   stick  to  them, -and together they would defeat the government.    Jit. appealed  to Air.  Dunsinuir to  say whether  this was not correct.  Air. Dunsmuir replied that  what AlcKechnie said was substantially correct. Then Afartiu  asked Dunsmuir whether the conversation did not refer solely to the  defeat of the government and not  to any future joint action, and  Dunsmuir confirmed this also,  whereupon Alartin repeated that  the Nanaimo organ of AlcKechnie  and Ralph Smith had lied in saying  that he had joined the opposition  party at the sacrifice of principle,  lie explained that the government  overtures to II. D. Heltuckeu were  the   cause   of   his- inter\;iw . with  .Dunsmuir.   AlcPhillips talked three hours on  the address, and adjourned the debate at six o'clock.  Joe Alartin has called a public  meeting at Nanaimo for next Saturday night, and invites McKcehnie and Ralph Smith to be present.  There should be a lively time. -  . Price Ellison is benfc on 'enlisting  with the scouts for South Africa,  Should he be accepted the government's path would be smoothed by  the loss of his vote in- (he opposition. Though* hale and hearty, and  su'i expert horseman and shot, Ellison's age would probably be tin obstacle to his enlistment,  wide, in gold and copper has been  exposed, averaging $ 1.4. Six feet is  in diorite and eight feet in mag-  nitito. The owners of the Marguerite are J. P. Ilarlam, E. C. Brown  and Dr. D. AIcAIartin of New York.  Air. Laidlaw who completed the  above deals, went out to Spokane  yesterday and will leave for the  east immediately in connection  with the dotation of the above  properties.  -[Spcc-  Cainp  Mines and Mill Seized,  Giu.i.nwooi), January 15.-  ial to The Tribune.]���The  McKinney Alines, Limited, "owning  the Oi a ni to and Banner claims, in  Camp McKinney, is in serious iinau-  e.ial difficulties. Deputy sheriff El-  kins has seized the claims, a five-  stamp mill and an engine, under  live writs of execution. The Canadian Bank of Commerce is owed a  considerable sum. At the same  time the government authorities at  Ottawa have instructed their AIc-  Kinney agent also to take possession of the mill. Sam II. Hayes,  superintendent, is at present in  Montreal. He lias a good property,  and the stamp mill has turned out  a small amount of bullion. Mis-  mauagement is reported as the  cause of the present condition.  THE MOTIVE OF MOLINEUX  Importing Miners.  Sandon, January 15.���[Special to  The Tribune].���Twenty-eight men  arrived by special train last night  for the Payne mine. They are presumably from Aliunesota. They arrived at Kaslo on the steamer Alberta, arid were taken direct to the  special train, wliich was in waiting.  Manager .Hand of the mine had  them in charge. ���>  KRUGER'S  GREAT  HATRED  - " ���" Mining, Deals .at Greenwood,  Gui.nswooi), January 15.���Two  more important"- mining deals are  reported.' The Standard in Dead-  wood camp, adjoining the Alothor  Lode, has been bonded' by Massam  & Laidlaw of Spokane. The Standard adjoins the Alother Lode and  the Crown Silver of the Summit  group on the north, running 1500  feet north and south, and lias been  surveyed for a crown grant, The  owners of the Standard were Phillip  Aspinwall and James T. Johnstone.  Massam & Laidlaw bonded Johnstone's half and join with Aspinwall iu stocking the proposition.  Tins firm of brokers also got an  option yesterday on tho Marguerite  Fraction adjoining the Great Hopes  on the north. These claims have  remarkably good showings, there  being three parallel ledges <_u the  .surface. There is a shaft down on  the Marguerite forty feet, at which  depth drifting has been done and a  . winze sunk,   A. vein fourteen feet  Of the Jamieson Raiders.  London, January 10.���J. B. Robinson, the South Afiican millionaire, in a signed article in the Daily  News, this n_on_ing,.relales conversations-he held with president Kruger, and describes several interviews in.which*" the Jamieson raid,  was talked out. On one of these  occasions president Kruger said:  "Do you mean to tell" me that you  don't know the men who organized  and engineered the raid, organized  also for their own benefit and decided how they would divide the  Transvaal and how each of the  parties was to have certain interests in the country. Afany reformers who were put in jail were  perfectly innocent. They -were ignorant of the schemes of the men  in the inner circle. There were  only twelve in the inner circle and  they were to divide the Transvaal  among themselves.  "They or their companions found  the money for the raid. Do you  think we are so innocent as not to  kuowr that Rhodes, metaphorically  speaking, held a pistol at the heads  of certain men in England and said  to them:.'If you do not support me,  I shall denounce you,and yourc-oni-  -plicity-iu-the-rnid-'?-'���    ��� -T   At this' stage, according to Air.  -Robinson, president Kruger became  more "excited and shouted so loud  that people in, the street stopped to  listen to the conversation, . President Kruger then said: "And now  you are remonstrating with me  about arming. It is true I'am arming, and it is .because 1 see clearly  'that 1 must defend my country.''    '  To this Air. Robinson replied:  "The British' public is aroused.. If  any attempt were made again..to  enter this country, there would bo  a great outcry in England ; and the  imperial authorities, could take  ���steps to punish the organizers and  to prevent - such frcebooting expeditions."  President Kruger approached-Air.  Robinson, placing a hand on his  shoulder, made a violent effort to  suppress his excitement, and said:  "You mean well, but 1 have lost  all confidence. What has happen-  ed'would take place again and 1 am  determined to guard against it.  What is to prevent Rhodes and his  coadjutors from again engineering  some diabolical attempt against  the independence of my country?"  Skipping Ore to Nelson.  The Alolly Gibson mine is shipping ore to the Hall Alines smelter  at Nelson, but the road up Kokanee  creek is reported in bad condition.  The shipments will continue all  winter.  The Metal Markets.  Ni-.w Yoiik, January 13.���Copper  dull;    brokers    $10.50,     exchange  $1.0.50. Lead, steady; brokers $-1.15, j  exchange $i,70@.$475.   . .   .   .  Now Receiving Attention.'  N"_w York, January 15.���Today  for the first time in the trial of  Roland B. Molineux, for the murder  of Airs. Katherine J. Adams, evidence was introduced by the state  for the purpose of proving, if possible, the motive for tho killing. This  morning when court convened for  the commencement of the tenth  week, there was but one woman in  the room and that woman was colored. Naturally there was considerable speculation as to her identity as she had not heretofore been  figured in the case.  : The mystery was heightened by  the statement of assistant district-  attorney Collins, that she would  tell a good many things* not heretofore brought out. When she was  called to the stand, it transpired  that the witness was Raehael Green  of Washington, D. C, and that she  had at one time lived at 257 West  75th street, where a Airs. Bell lived.  Was asked if she knew the defendant. She replied that she knew  Air. Cheseborough, who lived there  with Airs. Cheseborough. Asked if  she saw Air. Cheseborough iu the  room she pointed her finger straight  at Alolinenx and exclaimed: "That's  the man."  Alinuie Betts, another colored  woman testified that she had been  employed as waitress, and had  tended the door at Mrs. Bellingers  in West End avenue, and that Aliss  Blanche Cheseborough had lived  there, but that she went away, in  the summer of 189S. Witness testified that she never saw Air. Alolinenx until after he was married to  Blanche Cheseborough. Asked if  any other man ever called on her  there, witness replied in the  affirmative.  Air. Osbore said that he proposed  to show' that from November, 1897,  to January, 1891, the defendant and  Aliss Cheseboiough lived there together as man and- wife, and were  so known at 257 West 75th street ;*  .that Blanche .Cheseborough then  weut to live at 257 West End avenue and lived there .alone. "That  the defendant dropped out of sight  aud was not heard of until they  were married, that* there was another caller upon Blanch Cheseborough before she married the defendant and that he was II. O. Baruett.  Air. Osborne, in the way of explanation of a motive, said that ho  had shown a system in the Cornish  case in the hiring of the letter boxes  and the writing of letters to medical concerns, and that he would  show a similar system in the* Harnett case.  The recorder raised the question  as to the description of the male  caller on Aliss Cheseborough. Air.  Osborne was allowed to show the  witness a picture of II. C. Baruett.  * After an inspection of the photograph of Baruett, the witness said  it looked like the man who called on  Aliss Cheseborough, but' that,.she  couldnot- remember positively.���'-  KRUGER DRAFTS BURGHERS  known South African, officer, until  now commander of the Belfast district, has been ordered to South  Africa.  Pout Said, January 15.���Charles  Alacrum, formerly: United States  consul at Pretoria, left here on  board the steamer Kocuig today,  for Naples, on his- way home.  Bohr Hbadcjuarticus,- outside  Ladysmith, January 9.���The Boers  occupying the southern edges of  Besters Kop, were drivcu out by  the British on Saturday. Commandant Nel on the west of the  town, and the Pretoria command on  the north have taken the kopjes  commanding Caseass camp, from  which they maintain a continuous  sniping of the British. The Pretoria commando iqitj six men killed,  and six wounded .?u attempting to  storm the fort.       ': -  GETTING DOWN TO WORK  IT ISA MATTER OF DAYS  In Relieving General White.  Lon don, Jan nary 10. ���The Standard gives prominence to the following dispatch, dated Sunday, January 13th, from Durban: "A man  who has just arrived here from  Springfield says that a British column was proceeding them to the  relief of Ladysmith and had crossed  the little Tugela. .When he left it  was facing the Boer position on the  big Tugela, and a howitzer was  shelling the Boer trenches. He also  says that 270 wagons, loaded with  stores for LadysXnith, had. left  Frere, and it was expected that the  column would be -in the hands of  general White by Monday evening.  The traction engines have been doing.excellent work-in-hauling heavy  wagons out of holes and swamps.  This they accomplished with the  greatest ease. The British patrols  have discovered parties of Boers in  the direction of Ennersdale between  Frere and Estcourt."  ,    Traitors in the Transvaal.  Lo.N'DON, January  Hi.���The  cor-  ' For Military Duty. ,  London, January 15.���A dispatch  to the Daily* Mail, dated Saturday,  January 15th; from Lorenzo Alar-  quez, says president Kruger has" issued a proclamation ordering all  burghers to the,front. The Yolks  Stem,'the Transvaal official organ,  suggests that the moment the British cross the .border the gold industry should be irreparably destroyed. President Kruger has also  issued a circular dated January 8th,  to Boer commands and burghers,  urging them to show more energy  in the Transvaal cause. Cora man d-  cring is proceeding busily at Pretoria, where the town guard is exchanging Alausers for Martinis, as  the former are badly needed at the  front. It is said that there are  nearly 3000 British prisoners in  Pretoria.  Cai'E Town, January 15.���Webster Davis, United States assistant-  secretary of the interior, visited the  Boer prisoners today, aud subsequently dined with the admiral.  He then visited and bid farewell to  the governor, sir Alfred Alilner, previous to starting for the Transvaal.  London, January 15.���The duke  of Marlborough, who volunteered  for service in South Africa, will sail  for Cape Town  on Saturday night.  London, January 15.���Major-general sir  Fred  Carrington, the  well.  respondent of the Times at Lorenzo  Alarquez,  telegraphing last  Saturday,   says*.'";The. Free   State /has  now called out every available man  including   the   leading  merchants,  who  have  expected  to  enjoy  immunity.    The   Volks-Steiu, in  the  course  of an  article obviously inspired, vindicates the gold tax as a  political   move,  holding   that   the  assumption be correct that the bulk  of the* Rand  shares  is held ou the  condition   that   Germany,   France  and other countries must recognize  the   desirability   of   bringing    the  war     to    a    speedy    close.        It  adds    that   every   day    the   war  eoutinucs   costs   the   shareholders  ,��17,000.    A throat of confiscation  was used lo  force the  tax.    With  tho invaluable assistance of a considerable  number  of   British subjects, the Boers are steadily increasing the yield from the mines, thus  securing funds  to  pay  foieigners  employed in the manufacture of explosives, shells and other agents for  the prosecution of  the  war.    The  time.must come wheirthe-imperial"  government will proclaim that such  British subjects will be  prosecuted  for  treason, or deprived of British  citizenship;  Violations of Neutrality Law.  London, ,1 tin nary 10,���The Daily  Mail publishes the following from a  special correspondent nl  Lu  Greu-  sote, France: "After two days'inquiry   I   do  not hesitate to assert  that tho Sehciner  company  is not  only working night and day in the  -manufacture of guns, and  ammunition for the Boers, but that much  has been already packed ready for  -shipment  for  the  Transvaal.    Six  heavy  guns  of   large caliber,  the  workmen   told me, are ready, and  'that ere long thirty additional guns  would be dispatched to the lioers."  The  Hamburg correspondent  of  the  Daily  Mail  says: "Au'export  firm here has undertaken the immediate delivery of 300,000  metres of  barb wire to the Free State.  Greenwood's Volunteers.  Git HUN wood, January 15.���Afayor  Hardy has received six applications  from citizens to join tho British  Columbia contingent for the Transvaal, and telegraphed to the provincial secretary offering their services. Since then a seventh, who  served with tho "Texan Hangers"  has been added to the list. They  are all select men and anxious to go  to the front.  The Miner will publish a list of  buildings this week for 181)9, prepared by local architects. There  were 130 buildings erected at actual  cost of .$..20,000.  New Council Takes Hold.  The first meeting of the new city  council was held yesterday afternoon. Mayor Houston presided,  the other members of the council  present being aldermen Irvine, Hall,  Wilson and Arthur. Aflrcr the  reading and adoption of the minutes  of the last meeting of the old council the mayor struck the two standing committees of the council as  follows : Public works���aldermen  Irvine, Hall and Wilson. Finance  ���aldermen AIcKillop and Arthur  with the third name to be added  when the rival claims of Alessrs.  Morrison and Irving are decided for  third place upon the alderhianic list  for the East ward.  The application of Mr. Stoddart,  for permission to have electric  power supplied at his dental parlors  by the West Kootenay Power &  Light Company was then laid before the council. This communication was presented to the old council but action was deferred. The new  council took a decided stand upon  the matter and dealt with it in such  a manner as will probably head off  similar applications in the future.  It was moved by alderman Arthur,  seconded by alderman Hall, and resolved : That the city refuse to  grant any permissions for the use  of electricity to be supplied by the  West Kootenay Power & Light  Company for power purposes.  The application of Ed McGregor  for the appointment of poundkeeper  was laid over until the next meeting of the council;"'upon motion of  alderman Irvine.  The offer of H. W. Hawley  to pay the city fifty cents per  ton for the privilege of cutting ice  upon the city reservoir was declined. ��  The council then discussed the  revenue received by the city from  the operation of the electric light  and water systems, and oh motion  ofaklerman Hall, seconded by alderman Wilson, it was resolved  that the. city clerk be instructed to report '"to " tho council within tho next two weeks  tho names of all users of electric  light and city water, together with  the rates paid, as well as what  should bo charged in accordance  with the bylaws and regulations of  the city.  To cover the payment of the, in ter-  .est due upon the city debentures, it  was moved by alderman Arthur,and  seconded by alderman Irvine, that  a check be issued in favor of the  Bank of Montreal for the hum of  $2750. ��� ��� -    -     -  The first public work ordered by  the new council was the making  passable of the alleyway in block 5  between Josephine and Ward  streets. This was moved by aider-  niuu Hall and seconded by alderman Irvine.  "The unpaid accounts which came  over from the former council were  then referred to the finance com-  "mittee" "for "report, upon- motion of  alderman Wilson, seconded by alderman Hall.  A formal resolution, endorsing  the' action of tho former council  with respect to tho creation of Nelson as a city school district and  the opening'of a high" school in tin-  city was then moved-by alderman  Irvine and seconded, by alderman  Wilson.  The matter of securing funds for  the-carrying On of city business,  pending tin. collection of licenses  and taxes, was then 'taken up, and  upon'motion of alderman Arthur  seconded by alderman -Mall, the  mayor and the city clerk were  authorized to make a note to the  Bank of Montreal for $.'50,000 as  .collateral for overdrafts', pending  the collection of revenue for the  current year.  In the matter of meetings of the  council it was decided lo hold meetings every Alonday evening at  S o'clock.  Some discussion then followed as  to the personnel of the city's officials and the cost of the service. It  resulted in a resolution which was  moved by alderman Arthur and  seconded by alderman Hall to the  following effect: Resolved that a  special committee be appointed to  look into the matter of the city employees and their respective salaries, with a view of ascertaining if  any reductions aro advisable, und to  report at the next meeting of the  council; such committee to consist  of aldermen AIcKillop, Wilson and  Arthur.  During the course of the,meeting  some enquiry was made as to what  had been clone in the matter of the  disposal of the $15,000 worth of debentures, the sale of which was  authorized by the ratepayers some  months ago. The city clerk in reply said that no bids had been received for the purchase of the do-*  bentures ancl that no action had  been taken by the old council iu  the matter of having the debentures printed.  Alayor Houston has already received what amounts to an offer  for the purchase of the entire issue  of debentures. The offer will have  to be better than par to get the  debentures.  A LARGE ARMY OF BOERS  Separates Buller From White.  London, January 10.���General  Buller's latest authentic word as to  what he aud his 30,000 men are doing was wired from Spriugfield  after his step forward. Nothing  has been heard from . him since he  began his advance. Spencer Wilkinson, the lucid military expert of  tho Morning Post, asserts that the  Boer force in northern Natal is larger than general Buller's aud sir  George White's together, so that  the Boers are able to leave a force  around Ladysmith larger than that  within the town, and yet to oppose  Buller Avith a force superior to his  own. Reports from the Boer camp  affirm that the circle of investment  has been drawn closer by the occupation of some hills near the' town,  thus liberating reinforcements, to  oppose general Buller.  The Daily News suggests that a  multitude of the rumors that  originate in South Africa and London are given currency by the  English military authorities in  order to mislead the Boers.  Among the minor perj_lexities of  the war office is a strike among the  military tailors, which causes delay  in uniforming the recruits. The  ���Birmingham Alail, the organ of  Joseph . Chamberlain says:* "We  understand on the highest authority that if the government is defeated in parliament on the question of tho war, the ^cabinet will  "immediately appeal to the country,  all the ministers having decided to  stand their ground and not permit  any individual minister to be made  a scapegoat."  London. January 18.���Tho correspondent of the Daily Telegraph,  at Pielcrmari-J-burg, telegraphing  Thursday, January ,1 Lth, says.: ''The  gallantry of the Lad ysmith.gnrri_.oi_  last Saturday appears to have depressed, if not actually demoralized,  tho Boers generally. It i$> '-aid that  they lost at least two if not three  killed as against our one.'"  Cai*.. Town, January Hi.���There  is good reason to believe that the  report that sir Charles Warren,  with 11,000 men, ha-> gone towards  Weeiu-n, is correct, and important  news is expected shortly. Reports  have been received here that dysentery is rife at Ladysmith.  London, January t 10.���The war  office published the followin'g dis-  pal~"irrlroln~~ lord "Huberts,"~i._Fl~.rd~  Cape Town, January 15th: **l"reneli  reports,that a <rcconnaisai.ee yesterday (Sunday) shelled the^ Colc-a-.'  burg road bridge: no casualties;  returned today. Alethuen and Gala ere,,no change."  ' _ Sentenced to" Death-  Toronto, January 11.- -After two  days' trial, Henry William*, was  convicted of the murder of John 10.  Varcoe, and sentenced by chief  justice Aleicdilh* to be hanged  April H lh. The crime- occurred  on the night of November Sth,"whe:i  William*.,and a companion named  Maclnlo.-li broke into a grocery  store in tho business part of the  city, and had a de-*pciate encounter  with Varc-oo, owner of the Stoic,  and'other inmates, the police also  coming in a I'ew minute*-- to a-..-i-t.  Vaicoe was killed by a bullet From  Williams' revolver. Ah.eInlo-.li wa.-  fatally wounded by a policeman.  Big Copper Deal.  Ya.woi-v.-_k, January 1 I. -The  big copper claims at White Horse,  above Bennett, have been sold to  London capitalists for $2,000,000, so  it is assorted by one of the part  owners of the property in Vancouver. This is one of the biggest  deals ever recorded in Brili-h Columbia. .Mr. Jiowker of the B. A. 0.  had a buying option on the property, and has been in London  some time negotiating for its sale.  It is now reported that lu- ha-  closed the deal. There arc  claims in the White Mot'-c  and the numerous owners  their interests.  twenty  group,  pooled.  GAR THROIJCHJ TRESTLE  On the Columbia & Kootenay.  C. P. II. train No. 41, which leaves  Nelson daily at S o'clock a. in. was  wrecked yesterday morning at  trestle No.,03, about "J miles out of  the city. No one was injured in  the accident and the damage to tho  company's rolling stock was light,  in view of the circumstances under  which the wreck occurred.  D. AIcKay was  iu  charge  of the  train with W. II. Barnfather as engineer,  and  the load .consisted  of  five  box   cars   and   three  coaches.  The train was moving at a  rate  of  about   five   mile3    per   hour,   the  "slow caution "  not   permitting a  faster   rate.   .When" passing  over  trestle  No.  03,   which  is  100  feet  long and   1.2 feet from the bottom  of the gulch it spans, the fourth  box car left  the  rails.    As  it  ran  over the sleepers the car tore things  up generally, but  did  not go  over  the side.    The next car fared worse.  It was 3G.32S, one  of the best cars  on the division and valued at.$500.  It plowed into the  wreck  left by  the preceding  car,  smashed three  bents of the  bridge, leaving  a gap  48  feet wide in  the centre  of the  trestle  and   then   crashed   to   tho  bottom   of the  gully  in  splinters,  strewing a number of  tons  of coal  over the rocky surface.    As No. 30,-  328   fell,    her    trojan    automatic  couplers  gave way as is  intended-  under such   circumstances, and  air  brakes  were automatically set by  the   severing   of the   connections.  This saved  the baggage   car and  passenger, coaches  from  following  the  box car into the  gulch.    The  first  pair  of wheels on the  front  truck of the  baggage ear being in  mid air over  the gap in the trestle,  but the tightly set brakes kept the  car from going further.  The passengers aboard were somewhat startled tit the crash, but were  not inconvenienced 'in a'ny way.-  Among them was J. C. Drewry, of  Rosf-land, who was aboard the  Crow's Nest train wicoked ou the  previous day. Air. D re wry returned  tot lie city, and has thought seri-  ou.*-Iy of continuing his journey on  foot*.' lest the nemesis which seems,  lobe dogging" his steps should locate Iii in. on a third occasion.  Conductor' AIcKay' sent  word of  the wreck back to Nelson, and John  Hamilton, trainmaster, uiimediately  ordered out  the auxiliary.    T.  F.  Patterson, snpennU*nd<.ul of  loco- "  motives, went out in charge of tho  breakdown gang.    Tho front end of'  the wrecked train proceeded to Rob- ,  son, and the passenger coaches,were  brough t back to the city: - The work  of replacing the shattered bents and"'  trestle   work   was   completed last  night.    Passengers from Slocan City  and    Ilo-��land    wore    transferred  ftcrorS the break and  got through- *  without loss of time.  The trestle where the wreck took   .  place would   have  been abandoned  ,  within a few days, as the C P. It. is  Hiaking__i_ruck���cutting���which-rcn-   -  dors the trestle unnecessary.  Miners Wounded at Ymir.  William Brcnnan and I". Daniel.  1,'wo miiiers employed at the "Tmir  mine met with a painful-accident  yesterday morning. They had three  shots ready to fire and lighted their  fuse. Tho fuse was either too short  or,  i lu-y   did   not  get  away .pilck  "enough for white they wore within  thirty feet of the holes the blast  went off. The- force nf the "explosion threw both,men Lo,the ground.  'They were not>i-riou_-ly injured but  received several painful* wounds  about their bodies from the small  particles of (lying rock. The force  of t he explosion was such that the  little piece.-of rock, from the size  of a pea to a marble*, penetrated  "their .-lothing and sunk into their  bodies. In one, instance the rock  penetrated fully three incho**. Both  men were brought to the Kootenav  I/tke general hospital. Although  they have several painful wounds  no serious results are feared.  Canadian Military Orders.  Ottawa, January 13.���A militia  order issued today says that surgeon lieutenant-colonel E. S. Hyer-  ,*jon. of the unattached list, will receive a \'tv.o pn���age to Cape Town  a-a repro.-ontative of the Bed Cross-  society. He will go by the Lauren-  tian. lie will not have to do any  military or profe���ionnl duties ou  board." The appointment of the  chaplains, How W. G. Lane, Aleth-  odi.-f.: I?ev. W. J. Cox, Kpiseopal,  and Kev. J. K. Siniiett, Roman Catholic, are also given hi the orders. . Mi  .���"'  9  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C  TUESDAY, JANUARY 1.6,  1900  j..  f.  I!  I  1  I;   f  |.-f  I..'*  m  \i  ,'v  1  if-  I  in  II*  veraJ  urn  if  We have just receive.1 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.  ��lte ��riimiu\  Tin-: Bossland Record is trying to  make it appear that  the  mayor of  Rossland in securing a reduction in  the price charged for electric lights  in   that  town   has  secured   for his  people a rate that is less than that  paid by the  people of Nelson.    At  Rossland the electric lighting  is in  the  hands of a private company;  at Nelson the   lighting is  done  by  the   city.      At Rossland  the  rate  now charged business  houses is $1  per  month  for each 1(5 c. p.-lamp;  residence;"*, 50 cents  per  lamp.    At  Nelson the rates arc as  follows: In  business  houses���for   the  first six  lamps .$1 each, for the next nine 75  cents each, and for all  over  fifteen  50 cents each.    In  residences���one-  half the above  rates.    The  Record  claims that the Rossland  service is  an all-day service, while the service  at Nelson is for only twelve hours.  The service at Nelson begins at 3.30  in the afternoon ancl ends at S.30 in  the  forenoon,   which is  a  17-hour  service,  or  all  that  is required in  either business houses or residences.  Twenty lamps in  a  business house  at Nelson cost $15.25 per month as  against $20  a  month  in Rossland,  and twenty lamps iu a residence in  Nelson   cost   $7.12.1   a    month   as  against $10  a  month   in Rossland.  But the  comparison  does not  end  here.    The  private   company  that  operates   the   plant    at   Rossland  makes a profi b of 30 per cent ou the  amount   of   business  done,  all   of  which goes into tho pockets of men  who do not spend a,dollar of  it in  .Rosskvndl . At Nolson  the city, for  argument's sake, makes a like pro-  life,  ail  of  which  is spent for the  good of the'municipality.    That is  the  great  difference between  private  and  municipal  ownership of  public.utilities.    The people whom  Rosslaiid entrusted to manage their  business* affairs   blundered    when  thoy  did   not acquire  the  electric  lighting plant at the time they acquired the water works.  way. This applies to freight men  only, but it is thought that unless  an amicable adjustment of differences is brought about a general  tie up will result. Last night an  informal 'meeting of trainmen was  held, and it avus decided to go out  Tuesday night unless a niodilica-  tion of the rule lately introduced,  compelling freight crews to do  switching at terminal'points, was  granted.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  and Airs. W.  A. Campbell,  ' Federation Not Desired-  U-U.ikax,    January    15.���A.  B.  Alorine, ox-solicitor-general of Newfoundland is'here. Interviewed today as to the liklihood of tho federation of Newfoundland with Canada, he said the opportunity had  passed a'_ far as that colony was  'concerned; that colonists did hot  se<* what advantage theie would be  now if'the colony did enter confederation, lie contended,that confederation, while not so advantagc-  bns'to Newfoundland, _would be_ of  importance to,the dominion,-providing tlio French shore difiicully  wero settled befor.e the event was  consummated, otherwise if the opinion of Canada be involved in dii.i-  culty the French Canadians might  .".how sympathy toward .-.ranee. *  Don't Like Patriotic Legislation.  AfONTi.i.A!., January _."��.-'-A J)e-  ti'oife dispatch .--ays senator 'AJc.Mil-'  Ian,-accompanied by representative  Michigan timber dealers, will urge,  secretary-'Hay at Washington to  take some action towards adjusting  the grievances now existing between the Ontario government and  the Alichigan lumber men relative  to pine timber. If no amicable sc��-  tlement is likely to be reached the  senator will urge retaliation. it> i.-  thought by, some of-the lumber  men that the present opportunity  is a* good one for urging an adjustment of the grievance in view of  the recent Delagoa bay events.  Nova Scotia's Vote.  Ha..II*AX, January 15.���The government of Nova .Scotia has decided  to vote $5000 to the patriotic  fund  for the wives and   children   of  the  * two Canadian contingents.    While  Nova Scotiaus  will  have  the  first  claim upon  this   fund, the  government has intimated its  willingness  io vote a  substantial  sum  to   the  /,-entraI fund for  all  Canadian volunteers.       Railway Strike Threatened.  MlNOT, North Dakota, January  15.���A strike of serious piopoitions  is threatened by the train operatives of the  Great Northern rail- !  At tiik Pit a in.���Air  J. Holmes, Kaslo; J.  Rossland; F. Bobbins, Phoenix; F.  Noble, London; P. C. Weekes, Bark-  erville; A. S. Macdonald, Slocan  City; F. AV. AlcNab, Lethbridge; \V.  Tinling, Silverton; T. Wilson, Rev-  velstoke; A. Carrutheis, Vancouver;  K. -_.. Mackenzie, Ymir.  At the Hu.vik.���James Colling  and wife, James H. Howe, Vancouver; Frank Al. O'Brien, Kaslo;  Charles AV. Busk, .Kokanee Creek;  W. H. Smith, Chicago; George If.  Grundy, Toronto; Hank Noll, Porto  Rico; Aliss V. Archer, Alontreal.  At tiik Gi.an'I- Ci.nti.ai_.���Air.-..  Paquier, Silver King; Al. AlcLarin,  J. AlcLarin, A. Sutherland, Athabasca mine; R. Boyle, O. Hall, Spokane: L. Scinham. D AIcEachren,  Granite mine.  At tub AIai.i.i.x.���J. AIoore,Kaslo.  At Tin- Q_'i_i_N,*"_.--AI. E. O'Brien,  A. Forrester, Robson: C. Forsman,  Lethbridge; F. L. Ilelson, DuBois,  Pa.; Al. E. Stone, New Westminster.  At tiik SiiA'i.i- King.���A. T.  Noi-d, Nord; J. A. Ilackshaw, Ath-  basca mine, C. Hicks, Ymir.  At the (Ji.rit.���.J. Dryden,Lardo;  D. luass, Royal Canadian mine; R.  Wood, Rossland; P. Oswald, Victoria; It. Lennox, Granite mine.  At Tin-. Tni-MONT.���AV. lla._-.ard,  Pilot Bay; AV. J. Aliddleton, R.  AIcRae.  At the Sm_i-i.i.aoi~.���J. Trideau,  J. L. Tremple, Quebec; J. A."Donnelly, Kaslo; It. L. Bedald, Creston.  London War Gossip.  Loxnox, January M.���It is openly  stated here that general Met.l_.ien  lias gone mad, that his mother died  insane and that all his life he has  been afraid he might share her fate.  Hence, it is added, his unceasing  restleness. Only this week a high  cavalry ofiicer returned from South  Africa with complaints against lord  Alethuen, that the general during  one of his !ii>fc actions had ordered  him to advance w.ith his cavalry  and that upon the colonel sending  the general word that his horses  and men were too exhausted to be  physically capable of doing so, lord  Alethuen is reported to have Said:  ���-AVc.il, you had better go to hell."'  The officer to whom this remark  was made has come homo, demanding a trial by court martial, but it  is probable that he will not get itas  ho lias been s_Iated'foi: another command.  Tho impoi ial yeomanry, .ifter the  first flush of public applause, is being" gTiuged "ging~e~rly7" j ft is~da"w~n~  ing upon the minds of all , that  what Great Britain wants most  of all is crack-shot.-', and frequently  comment.*, appear pointing'out'that  the average yeoman, who is a  .farmer, does not come up to his  standard, while the average lord!-.  ing, who adds brilliancy to the  force is not generally much nearer  tho mark in tin*- respect than his  yeoman tenant,that he has les-s military training than the volunteer  force, and it. is a fact, thal'a largo  percentage of imperial yeomanry  have never served even in tho yeomanry. What in being forced upon the" war off ice i-, that l(K) colonial.*', accustomed to' bushwhacking,  cow punching and scouting, are  worth 1000 .~ngli_.li clerks and  farmers.  CANADIAN  NEWS  BRIEFS.  The Kingston board of trade and  governors of the School of Agriculture a re preparing n plan to have  one of the Ontario government's  cold storage warehouses in that  city. The plant will co-t $21,000.  The government will aid liberally,  and King**ton will bo asked to give  a bo...... for $10,000.  In Toronto mayor Afaodonuld has  instructed his solicitors to take proceedings a gain-it the publishers of  Salurd.-iy Night for libel.  Thesmallpox epidemic has broken  out again in the parish of St. Germain, Quebec. It is s.iid that a  child from one of the affected districts iu J\amoura-.ka attended  school in St. Germain, and ,<*o carried the disease to a hitherto unaffected parish.  FIELD MARSHAL ROBERTS.  Sir Edwin Arnold writes the following personal sketch of field marshal lord Roberts for the London  Daily Telegraph:  '���The chronicle of our good and  gallant field marshal is one of unbroken military good fortune. In  addition to countless other qualities of the perfect warrior he possesses that which Napoleon demanded from his generals���good  luck. Perhaps that is only another  name for the foresight, vigilance  invention and resource which fortune is wont to follow, but the  briefest glance at the services of  lord Roberts shows a triumphant  career, which in itself explains���  apart from his personal gifts���the  intense faith placed in him by the  army at large, by his contemporaries.  "As a young artillery officer in  the Indian mutiny he seemed to  bear a charmed life; witness that  wonderful exploit wliich gained  him the Victoria Cross, modestly  alluded to 'in the small print of a  foot-note in his 'Forty-one Years in  India," when a snapping-cap on a  Sepoy's musket spared the precious  existence of the man who was to  serve brilliantly in so many subsequent campaigns.  "As     assistant     quartermaster-  general, both iu  Abyssinia  and  in  the Looshai expedition, he learned  to marshal and provide armies.' As  commander of thoKurum field force,  at the outset  of the  Afghan   campaign, he  began   to  handle  them,  ancl took  victorious   charge of  the  British forces beyond   the   frontier  in  those  dark  days  which  ended  with the massacre of  our embassy  at Cabal.    He  was   occuping that  turbulent city during 1S70-S0, when  Ayoob Khan defeated  Burrows  at  Alaiwand���a   situation   ten    times  more serious than can  result  from  the temporary success of tho Boers.  "Who  does   not remember  how  Roberts  broke  away   from  Cabul  with 0000 men, marched them with  superb  command  across   the  wild  country   to   Kandahar,   emerging,  after three silent weeks, to grapple  triumphantly with  Ayoob, and  to  restore the prestige of our flag?  In  3SS1 ho was named  to  succeed  sir  George Colley in  Natal, but  peace  was   unfortunately   concluded ere  lie   could   arrive,   or  the   present  troubles would, perhaps, not bo upon us.  "In 1SS.S lord Roberts puccos.-'fully  led the Burmese expedition, and  closed his oriental career as* commander-in-chief of the Indian  army, having been, as a subordinate officer beforehand, twenty-  three times mentioned in dispatches,  and eight times publicly thanked by  the viceroy or commander-in-chief.  "Created a peer in JS02 under  tho title of lord Roberts of Kandahar and'Wateiford, he received the  baton of field marshal in ISO.")', and  has been a familiar and popular figure since at hume, .notably on the  occasion of the queen's jubilee, when  "Bobs," upon his white Indian Arab,  under the portico of St. Paul's, was  cheered to the echo by the people  ab large, who love and lru_.fc him as  much as his own soldier.., and these  to a man tire heart and.soul believers in tho "little gunner'" who never  lost a battle. ,   ' '  "To those who, like* myself, have  tho honor and pleasure of his friendship, it wJH_be well-known that the  splendid martial recoul of the field  m.-u-hhal accounts, but partially for  his boundless popularity with the  troops. Tho deeper secret lies <in  his personality; where the stronger  virtues of the soldier blend with the  simplest and most sterling quiili'tic..'  of tiie faultless gentleman and faithful comrade." - ' j  -    -   Bundesrath Incident Paling.  I.iciii.ix, January I."..--Emperor  William still takes the deepest' interest in the, Bundesrath incident,'  and holds frcqueiit conferences on  the subject with the foreign secretary count Von Buelow. The German., ambassador in London, Yon  J _;._-._'<_ Id fc, has informed the. German government that tho seizures  wore upon the order of the British  admiralty,-��nd not of the foreign  office. At the foreign office today,  it was asserted in reply to inquiry  that the reported discovery of a  quantity of rifle., in the cargo of  the Bundesrath was unimportant,  since it was already known through  the manifest that there were several ea**es of hunting rides on board.  A Bis Yield Promised.  The Yukon Golclfieltis. Limited  has issued a circular to its stockholders in which the statement is  made, that Air. AVood estimate-,  that 0.200,000 can be won next  t-ummer from the placer claims on  Bonanza creek, iu the Yukon, which  were purchased by the Yukon (.old-  fields from the Adam's Mill United  Gold Alines. The Yukon Golclfieltis'  stock is largely held by stockholders iu the London & British  Columbia Goldfiekis.  CO  o  00  w  IV-  CD  hi  &  CO  o  CO  o  Ul  CD  w  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  ift .  to  to  to  &P-, ��_>��� *ab- ?*w ��b^ ����a~ ��s^ 3��^ �������- <3*-- j^- 4  ���452?'^ ^���^^^���(^���^���������^'^^���(^^-���^^�������^.-rf^..*��^.*rt--_,ff_^  *S^S_^;j-~^����--*'<-^^zv-,^-s3^  ��� s^,. *��< * \-__* ��� ****. ��� v��h, ��� vi* * Xi^.-^h^.-Sfc^.-v^.-^^.Ns^.v^.v^. *u, - ~*��T- Vs, * *��k ��� 3��r* ���**. ��� *-*���**. *���"-.-���"�� .���**--*.- -��-- -���=-- -w-  -������ -v_-_..  ���p^J��'fc��-53'��_*'2KrJ��-    C"~"  ��� ^'ti_k'*��-_.*-���-"--* ���Ns_k,^"^~-'-.- *~V  ^;_  Winilow  Shades  In ail  Colors -.nd  Sizes from  50o each  Up  We will offer during stock-taking- special  reductions in all Departments, with  special inducements in House  Furnishing-Department.  if:  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  i_--i_  P  CD  Ul  c-t-  hs  CD  0  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  \f/  LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  pair, from $2.75 up.  OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,   with    trimmings, 35c.  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.  JAPANESE MATTING, per yard, from  25c up.  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  60c up.  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard,  from 65 c up.  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard,  from $1.  WILTON Carpets, per yard, frcm $1.35.  AXMINSTER   Carpets,   per  yard, from  $1.25.  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at  extremely low prices.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charg*e.  to  to  to  ift  ift  ift  to  ift  ift  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  ift  to  ift  to  CO  o  CO  ���w  CD  hi  P  CO  O  CO  o  CQ  CD  -tf  P1  I-1-  P  0  Ul  0  0  c+  W  to  Us  - ����; ***- S**. &��� Set*- gzr ��&- $�����; *�����; ��* 9~ 9*  - -~Tr - "Til-  /__-  <!**��*���_  i SI  COMPANY.  vfc  s&  ��"35  **__.��.��  INCO_.POR_-.TED 1670.    *  Just Received  - A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  " VEGETABLES.-   _ Sweet- Potatoes"   -  Parsiiips  -   ��       '   Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots-   -'   -  -  Turnips  Beets  Onions  r3. {��>-. p3 . |C5*. ��_->. (=: .{~1..__��.___-'. /___?. fT>.��1.  ^e-@g-e*-e~*s<(|:&&-e:��-  i&  Uto  W  B  ^  Well, rather.   We received an entire car, (1300) of  chaits last Tuesday, containing fancy diners (in suits or  uA3 otherwise),- fancy rockers   in   cobbler seat or, wood,  Ti'/V. . *  Gheaper dining chairs finished in golden oak and cheap-,  er ones still suitable for either .dining .room or kitchen..  There are a few office -titters in .the; lot. So.you can't'  stick us on chairs, either in design, quantity or, price.  %  B  B  B  B  B  li._K.l_r. STiiEBT, NKI-SOX, ii. C.  arson s  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   slocks   carried    at   Kelson   and  Rossland.    Mail crdei-s so'icited.  H. D." ASH CROFT  MM IMS, Lid.  BLACKSMITH1NG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing prompt-?  flrj-t^jln-RH wheelwright.  ottoi-i-cd to by a  Special atto-illon given to all kinds of ropair-  In_. and custom work from nntsitlo pr*i7>f<.  Shop:   Hall St., between linker and Vernon  We have a stock of one and a  feet of logs at our mill and 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 Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds done to order.  LAMM MILLS, lu.  OFFICE AND MILLS CONNER HALL AJJD FRONT STS., NELSON. >..i^s_.  THE' TBIBTOE:  NELSON B. C, TUESDAY, JANUARY  10,  1900  ��'  BANK OF MONTREAL  OAFITAL.  BEST    all paid up.-$13.-00.000  ,     6.000,000  Lord rflrnl].<-onn and "Mount  J Ion. (i.-oiKO A. llriuiimuiKl .  K. S. Clouston   I'oyal ...1'resilient  .... .Vice-President  ..General Malinger  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  NKLSON HRANCH  North west  Corner liiiker and  Stanley' Streets  1'i.iiiclics in Lo.viiox (l-iigland) Ni:w Yoi.ic,  I'iii.'aco, midull llie principal cilius in Canada.  liny and sell .Slerlinj; l.xohnnge and Cable  Transfers.  (Irani Cominereinl and Traveler--' Credit*),  avuilalile in any part, of tho world.  Ilriifli- Issued. Uclleetiuns Made, Ktc.  Saving's Bank Branch  Cl'HI.KXT  KATK'OI.'  I.VTI-IS-'ST  I'AID.'  DECISION MAKES IT A TIE  Between Morrison and Irving.  .T.id&e Form yesterday !ieai-c_ the  election petition of John A. Irving  against the return of Chris Morrison a's an alderman for the East  ward. The ease was heard in the  morning, jiiid when it was closed  judgment was reserved until the  afternoon, when the prayer of the  petitioner voiding the election of  alderman Morrison -was granted,  'with costs to the petitioner.  When the case for the petitioner  was opened by K. S. Lennie, the  counsellor the respondent, W. A.  Macdonald and A.' M. Johnson,  raised several preliminary objections, one of wliielb was that judge  Form had voted at the election and  was therefore, biased. Mr. Macdonald tendered nn allidavit to the  effect that the judge had voted, but  this the court refused to entertain.  In refusing to receive it judge Form  said that lie considered such an objection was an insinuation that he  could not as a judge of the court  exercise his franchise and at the  same time deal justly with the several candidates, lie added that he  was surprised that such an objection should be raised by Mr. Macdonald as he considered it an insult  to the court.  Air. Macdonald raised another objection  to the  proceedings   which  - was in elVeut that there was no-provision  under the act I'm- a recount.  Mr. Lennie for the petitioner said  he agreed with this, and that he intended to argue thatTthecourt could  only deal with tho one ballot in  dispute.  Mr. Macdonald dKsented from .  this contention, lie said that the  proceeding amounted to a send iny  which would involve the determination of the validity of each and  every ballot.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts, and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  endorse ' rejected' on any ballot  which ho may reject as invalid, and  shall add to the endorsement 'rejection objected to' if any objection  be in fact made by any candidate  or agent to his decision.  "The only ballot so marked is the  one with which the petition deals,  and this I consider is the only one  within the scope of my present enquiry. There appears iu the prayer  of tho petition: (1.) That tho  said ballot may be ordered to be  produced, etc. (2.) That the said  ballot be declared valid and ordered  to bo counted for your petitioner.  (���'��� ) That tho election of the said  Chris Mori ison maybe avoided.  "The ballot has been produced. I  find it is a valid ballot and should  be counted for the petitioner on the  authority of Woodward vs. Sar-  sons, 10 L. 11. C. P., 733, ancl admitted to be valid by the counsel for  the respondent. The prayer of the  petition is therefore granted, the  ballot should be counted for the  petitioner, and the casting vote of  the returning officer will decide the  election so far as the present proceedings are concerned.  "Costs to the petitioner."  (Signed), J. A. For in.  BRITAIN'S  SUPREMACY.  Between  Mr. Lennie then ciU-d section 71  of tho act to prove that the only  ballot wliich the court could properly consider,wa> tlio ballot which  had been rejected by the returning  office-, and upon which he had also  endorsed ������rejection objected to," a_>  provided in cases where rejection of  ballots by tho returning oflit-er was'  objected to by candidates or their  agents. He said the section made  it very clear that the court could  not enquire into any ballot wliich  was rejected by the returning office-.* unless objection to the rejection  was taken by the candidate at the  time.   '  -  .1. JC". Straelianrtho returniiig~offi-  eer/ was- examined   to   prove the  election and tlio return of the poll,  -as   well  as  to  produce-the ballot  -which' the'petitioner  claimed.    In  the, course of his cross-examination  ��� several other rejected ballots were  ' put in, subject  to -the  objection of  Mr.. Lennie, and the fact was elicited thai at the counting of the  ballot.*- tho  respondent was  represented by P. I-.,   ".Vilson,' -who  made  no claim for a rejected ballot upon  which'   a  erofes   appeared  opposite  *Mr. Morrison's name as well us the  names of two others.  When the evidence was all in Mr.  Lennie proceeded to argue that tho  ballot claimed by' Mr, Irving aviis  good, and cited the cases of Woodward vs. Sarson.s, 10 L. It. 0. P. 7;.:.,  proved in'Phillips vs. GolT, 17 Q. B.  D. SOo : Hawkins vs. Smith,,-S S. C.  R. f57G: the Monck case, page 725;  and the Hodgins election eases,  which showed that reasonable intention to vote for a certain candidate was sufficient, aud that ballots  marked with two crosses were  valid.  Judge Poriu entered judgment  lato in the afternoon, a copy of  which follows:  "The petition "before xne sets out  facts which arc not disputed, which  are that tho petitioner was a duly  nominated candidate for alderman  for the East wai-.d at the late election, as also the respondent-, that  the return-tog oflieer rejected'a ballot which the petitioner submits is  valid, and which appeared to him'  to be a good ballot.  -���Section 71 of the Electors and  Elections Municipal Act is as follows:   The returning   oflieer  .shall  RrcMAi-icAi!---. Interview  FRi-_-.cn .men.  The following  is  the text  of a  startliug interview between M. Jules  Hurct of the Figaro, and ex-marine  minister Lockroy:  One  would  fancy from  reading  the   socalled   nationalist   journals  calling for English blood to quench  their    patriotic   thirst    that   the  -���statesmen" who lead  them, if not  certain  of victory,  have  at   least  some  sort   of assurance   that   we  would not be hopelessly crushed in  a  war with England.    Desiring to  form an  opinion  of my own upon  this  subject,   I  visited  one of our  best-informed men in  naval affairs,  M. Kduard 'Lockroj*-, who ought not  to be suspected of'pe-_simii.ni, inasmuch as he was three times minister of marine and held that office  last year, at the time of the Fashoda  incident, when  France was obliged  to niake haste to prepare for war.  I asked M. Lockroy what was the  situation nf the  French fleet compared  with   that   of   K.ngland,    I  knew, of course, like everybody else,  that our  fleet was  inferior  but I  wanted to sound the depths of that  inferiority,    "The Knglish," said M.  Lockroy,  "are more than twice as  strong as we are.    They have nearly !i00 warships of every  tonnage  and   form,   to    which    they  can  add three.or four hundred steamers,,  ready to be armed for war.    They  are    strong   enough    to   confront  France aud the Triple Alliance together.    The number of their vessels  is not only vastly more formidable  than ours aud their personnel more  numerous,!but their organisation is  iiK-oi-tostably superior to that of all  the other, fleets in thejworld.    I do  not speak of the value of the personnel of the  French fleet,  which  "yields" nothing to" that of "the English: on the contrary, the- Knglish  recognize that fact.    Admiral Pearson, commanding the division of the  Pacific, said last year at Melbourne  that   the   training    given   to   the  French was the equal of any nation  in that respect, except perhaps'Ger-  many, her old enemy,"  '���But -can the bravery, even- tho  heroism, of officers and crew*? count  for much in the face of the force of  numbers and organization'*'"  "On all the seas our fleet finds itself before an English fleet double  or triple in number' and commanded by young officers. In all the seas,  the Fnglish have points d'appui that  is to say ports where they can replenish their coal, jrepair damages and  find both food and munitions. We  have nothing or almost nothing in  comparison: In the Mediterranean,  'outside of Toulon, we have little or  nothing t_.at--_mo.mts to anything.  And just fancy what would be the  condition of a wounded fleet, after  ti fight off the coast of Algeria, for  example, obliged in order to repair  its damages to cross the entire Med-  iteranean, at the risk of being  blown to pieces! The English on  one side have .libra! tar and on the  other Malta. We might have something in Corsica and Bizerte or in  Tunis. But there is no port of defence in Corsica, and Bizerte has  only 21 guns. These 21 guns could  fire six shots a minute, against two  or three hundred shots from the  English fleet, if it wanted to force  the passage. Of course. I know  very well that the English would  not try to do that, because the entrance of Bizerte is like, that of Santiago ; a fleet once entered there  metres. The English, therefore,  could capture our colonies. . Madagascar or Indo-China might be invaded without our knowing Uny-  thing more about il than what it  would please our enemies to tell us.  We would be thrown back to the  days of Bailli do Suffren; wo would  have to wait entire months to get  news. England has station.-, connected by telegraph on all thogi'eat  .strategic and commercial routes of  the sea. Admirably defended and  organized, she is ready to make war  upon the entire universe.  "And  whose  fault   is  that?"   1  asked. ' -  , 21. - Lockroy replied: "Nobody's  fault: everybody's fault. It is the  fault of the government for not demanding the money necessary to  put us in a position to fight", it is,  the fault of-parliament, that turned  a deaf oar to our warnings.. And it  is the fault of thejiavy itself, with  its spirit of routine!"  -"Now, _M. Lockroy," 1 asked;  "what advice���would you-give To  tho*-"e who are every day provoking  England, exciting her, attacking  her, and' insulting her queen -and  her ministers?"  His answer was: "Let them.keep  cool,'  Let them hold, their tongues."  ARBITRATIONSjiDVANTAGES.  The problem of reducing the  number of disputes- between labor  and capital,- and of- providing a  reined3' other than * tiie exhaustion  of one or tho other party to the  dispute, hasoeenpied tin. attention  of social students for a number of  year... The evils that result'front  strikes and lockouts are by no  means confined to those who take  part in them, but affect the whole  community. Industry is disturbed,  affecting prices of the commodity  involved : the expenditures of both  the capitalists and the laborers are  reduced, affecting the sales of those  with whom they deal. When the  struggle is protracted the capitalist  is embarrassed, but this he can endure; the laborer, who has little or  no surplus at any lime, soon sees  starvation for himself and for his  family staring him in the face and  becomes desperate. He resorts to  force and is eagerly assisted by the  lawless elements of the communitj';  thus large property values are destroyed.  The favorite remedy proposed,  has been arbitration ; but arbitration, has its difficulties-.. When, the  dispute has reached a point where  the parties themselves cannot reach  an agreement, there is a feeling of  suspicion that leads each side to  fear that the other would not abide  by an adverse decision rendered by  could be bottled up by the sinking  of one or' two old ships.    But the  same  thing would  be true  in our  case.    If bur fleet took refuge there,  the English would blockade it. 11 was  different in the days of Nelson, when  it  was  possible   for him  to   take  refuge in the Bay of Sardinia with  a fleet of-sailing ships, to cut down  trees   to    strengthen   his   wooden  ships, to  make power out of saltpetre taken from the humid grottos,  to fashion projectiles with old melted iron and then to return to Abou-  kir or Tralfalgar.   Today to have a  fieet is nothing ; ib is merely a thing  for show.    The thing necessary is to  have for that fleet coaling stations  in all parts of the world.    A  fleet  without such stations is, as admiral  Vallon  said, like a goat tied to a  stake.    Tho cord that holds her may  be more or less long, but there she  is, tied.    A fleet iu such a fix would  be obliged to turn round its coaling  station, without running the risk of  going too far, for woe to it if it  should   get   separated   from   that  coaling station by the enemy. Now,  look at our situation in the Atlantic.    We have Dakar, which is in-  dispensible to lis in case war should  be   declared  and   the   Suez canal  closed���and it would be closed, beyond a doubt���for the supplies of  our vessels  on  the way  to   Indo-  China.    But, Dakar, with Martinique in front, which might serve as a  base of operations for our cruisers  to prey upon commerce and give us  an  immense advantage, is not de-  feuded as it should be.    It would be  only a mouthful for a small portion  of the English fleet.   The same may  be     said    of    DiegoSuarez     and  Noumea.    When the Fashoda affair  broke out none of these indispensable stations was protected by movable defences.    There was not even  a torpedo boat.    The land batteries  did not  exist, or were useless for  service.    Worse than  that, in the  case  of the military ports, it was  the same   thing;   they   were   not  properly garrisoned, and the arsenals  were not sufficiently supplied.  There   were   no   lighters   aud   no  searchlights, no tugs and no rapid-  firing  guns.    At Brest out of 250  cannons scarcely  52. were serviceable.    In case of war with England,  ib would  be impossible for us to  communicate AA'ith our colonies, because  almost all the cables are in  the, possession of England.    She litis  :310_Q0O    kilometres   of   submarine  cables.    We have only 17,000 kilo-  arbitrators voluntarily selected.  Ib is in  New Zealand alone that  any degree of success  Ins been attained   by governmental   interference in labor  disputes.    New Zealand is probably the most.advanced  country in the   world iu what may  be  called   experimental  legislation  in the line  usually  regarded as socialistic.    It is  cutting up large estates into  small  farms;  the uiioni-  plo3'cd  are   taken off the streets,  small tracts  of land  are deeded to  them,and they are given small sums  of money for development in addition to what thoy can earn on government works in the neighborhood;  there is government life insurance;  the state acts as trustee for widows  and minors; progressive land taxes  and  progressive income  taxes are  enforced.    The compulsory arbitration law was  enacted  in lS'M, following the  great  marine strike in  1891 and when  an  extensive railroad  strike   was  impending.    The  first case  under it arose, in  1S00,  and since that time, with, one insignificant exception, there has been no  strike or lock-out  in New Zealand.  This is certainly a strong indorsement of the  efficiency of  the Jaw.  The law contemplates a resort to  voluntary arbitration, with no publicity in the first instance.    If this  fails the dispute  is  referred  to a  state tribunal, one party suing and.  the other being sued, as in the  ordinary courts.     The state  cannot  intervene  on  its  own motion, but  the   decrees of the  court are  enforced by the state with all necessary force.    The  act  contemplates  the organization of both employers  and employees into  seporate associations.     The  law  cannot  be invoked for or against any non-union  laborer, though individual employers  may  be sued.    In  each of the  six districts of New Zealand there  is a  board of   conciliation,  before  which-"the dispute  must   first be  tried.    If an agreement cannot be  reached, the case then goes  to  the  court of arbitration.    Upon both of  these tribunals employers and  employees are equally  represented by  nieu of their own choice. The court  of arbitration is presided over by a  judge of the supremo court.  The procedure is made as simple  as possible, the parties being represented by men of their own class,  and exports being called in to represent both ."ides and to, act as  members of tho board or com t. All  legal technicality is excluded, and  the decision must 'be based upon  common souse and equity. Neither  side can stop work while tho proceedings are going ou or to evade  an award after their elo.-e, and. if a  strike or lock-out has begun, the  court will, upon motion of the tig-  grieved party, order _i resumption  of work. Dining the three years  that the law lias been in operation  about fifty cases have atiscn under  it: two-third** of the cases have been  appealed from the boards of conciliation to the court of arbitration,  but most of the awards of the  former have been sustained^  lb is evident that much of the  success of such a system depends  upon tho good sense of the boards  and the court. A few of the, decision-, rendered will indicate why  the Jaw has put an end to labor  troubles in Now Zealand ; disputes  there have been, but no strikes or  .lock-out.-,' and indu-try Jiti.-- not  been suspended.    Tiie court  in.-iM*.  that, wherever possible, union men  shall be employed instead of nonunion men", in recognition of the  advantages of organization, but  laborers of the better class are not  to ho discharged because of a failure  or refusal to join a union. When  work grows slack, ib is not to bo  given to a few, but shall be divided  up among all. In giving employment, residents are to be preferred  to outsiders. A minimum -wage-  rate is fixed, but men who tire incapable of earning so much may be  employed at a less rate. In order  to prevent a general cutting of  wages, however, it is provided that,  where a less rate is paid, appeal  may be had to the board of conciliation.  The justification of this law i. to  bo found in tho fact that labor  troubles necessarily affect the community, and it has a right to protect itself. So long as it is-only a  dispute between employers and employees the outsiders have but an  indirect interest; when it threatens to interrupt industry, or to degenerate into force, the state may  rightfully interfere. The law is  worthy of study by the legislators  of this countrv. "  Lieutenant-Colonel Steele's Record.  Lieutenant-colonel Steele, who  has been appointed to command  the two western squadrons of the  mounted infantry, commenced his  military career in 1865, when he  was appointed ensign of the 35th  Battalion, or the Simcoe Foresters.  He qualified at the Toronto Militia  School under lieutenant-colonel Mc-  Kinsbry of her majesty's 17th Regiment, and served in the Red River  expedition in 1870 under lord Wol-  seley. In the year 1S71 he joined  A Batteiy, R.C. A., and took a first-  class certificate. In 1S73, upon the  organization of. the Northwest  Mounted Police, he joined that body  as troop sergeant-major. Taking  part in the march to the Rockj-  Mouutains in 1S71, he was promoted  regimental sergeant-major in 1875,  inspector in 1878, and superintendent in 18S5. From June, 1882, to  November, 1SS5, he was  employed  as a magistrate on the lino  of  construction  of   the Canadian   Pacific  railway,   except  dining   the   three  mouths'   interval   caused    by   the  Northwest  rebellion.     During   the  Northwest rebellion in  18S5 colonel  Steele commanded the cavalry and  scouts of  the Alberta field  force,  under major-general T. B.  Strange,  and was present at the engagement  with   tho   enemy  at   Frenchman's  Butte. Ho commanded the mounted  force that defeated Big Bear's band  at Loon lake, and saw much active  service later.    Colonel Steele  is the  fourth   son   of   the    late   captain  Steele, R. N., a native of Gloucester.,  shire,   England,   who    represented  Simcoe in   the .Canadian   assembly,  18-1.l-M.    Colonel   Steele is   a   son  of captain Steele's second wife, one  of the Macdonnlds of  Glencoe, and  was born  at Medonte,  Ontario, on  January 5th, LSI".  one of them would take the account  if tho word Boer or Transvaal  were named, and the money so far  deposited stands to Van Siclen's  personal account.  Servian Ministry Resigns.  Vienna, January lu.���Tho Nieu  Preie Presse says the Servian ministry has resigned, owing to king  Alexander insisting on granting  am lies ty to all the political prisoners convicted of high treason  against his father, former king  Milan.  Refuse to Handle the Fund.  New Y~oi.k, January 15.���George  W. Van Siclen, who is at the head  of the -movement in this city to  raise money-for the widows and  orphans of the Boers killed iu battle,  says in an interview today that he  visited some twenty banks and  trust companies in this city, in an  endeavor to find an institution that  would take care of the fund and  allow subscriptions to be sent to it  direct. Notwithstanding the fact  that the presidents or cashiers of  the institutions visited wore personal friends of Mr. Van Siclen, nob  TREMONT HOUSE  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A "MCDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  �����~��� Josephine street'-,' wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackina.vs and miners'sundries.  TTOOTRNAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMI-  ���"*- TED���Vernon street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CIIOLDITCH & CO.-Front street. Nel-  u    son, wholesale grocers.  ~~C0AL.  GROWS  NEST PASS  COAL COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. CharleH  St. ]3arbe. Agent. Uaker street. Nelson.'  HARDWARE AND  H.  MINING SUPPLIES.  BYERS & CO.-Corner Bakerand Josephine  streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  T AWRENCJS  J-1   Buker St.,  MEALS  CENTS  UOOiMS LIGHTED BY J-LI.CTI.ICITY  AX I) HEATED BY STEAM  _.. CENTS TO ?1  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  On  application wo -will  -mole j-on rates on  Eire, Life. Accident and 1'l.iLe Gl.i>- In<-ui,uicc  AGENTS FOR J, & J. TAYLOR SAFES  BAKEU STREET. NELSON,  Lighted by Efectricily and Heated with Hot Air.  HARDWARE   .COMPANY���  .  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies.  VANCOUVER   HARDWARE    COMPANY,  "    LIMIT-SI"��� Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in luirdwaro and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplies.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIJIITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesaledcalcrs in derated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL* & CO.-Corner Baker tend  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in assayers supplies. Agents Ifor Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  -" and Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Browing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS &  CO.���Baker street,  ���   wholesale    dealers   in    liquors,  Nelson,  cigars,  cement, lire brick and Are clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACK-MAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealer-, in flour, oatrncal, etc., and hay and  fllills at l-dino-iion, Victoria, and New  inii-iiur.' L   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY "���CIGAR MANUFACTURING  fO.���Corner Baker and Hall streets. Ncl-  -���oi), mil n ii ffn'tiirei'.- of "Royal Se;.l" and "Kootenay Belle" brand*, of cigars.'  gram  V  iVest-  Largo  comfortable  bedrooms and   first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for coinmcrciul men.  FOR SALE  BlTfrl.-.-I.S's .AN-.   J.I.Sim.-.lIAI. I'HOI-l.r-TY  '-.") by lit) with Improvements,  sontli side  Vernon hliwt $j000  50 by IJ-'O co'-nei of Biker and  li.ai stieets.  P.-Uicul-i is given oil .Lppliciiiion.  2{ lots wiltM-ii[t.-.{je,iefiU*d,Lt��l."nieriuontl��.  VictDria-lreet    i3,Vffl  2 lots with collage, rented .it ?20 per month,  Stanley ..tree!,- R..0.K)  i loU including corner, *_J08-foot frontage ..  .$120.  Fur liu-i-li-nttnl 1'iojiorty you nou\il nut do  l-Cl_er.--_.iii in\i"-t in , l-'.iii view, commonly  known a-, I.oguMown, especially now Hint flic  tiMinwny is roiiijik-tcrinnd in upm-ation.  i't>r���p.iiliYiii.irs apply |o above Him. West  Iiul.or .-street, XcJsCii.,  Front' Doors'.,  Inside Doors  - Screen Doors  .   ' Windows   ,  " Inside Finish ���  livid and ��-oa��l. '  Flooring '    ���  local and <--.t.i..    "  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  - Mouldings-   .  '   Shingles  Bough and  Dressed- Lumber  of nil kinds.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IVjrs. L 0. Oiar^e, Prop.  Llfl] HI- 'lilt: li<>.,M    MOII.I..  ('.U-ti-lI-.Y  HUME  HOTEL  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON   HARD WARE .COMPANY   .  fctrcet���Wholesale dealer*, in paints,  and   biiisliea  Koolenay.  of all  kinds.    Largest  Baker  .. oIK  .tock m  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CO.���linker   street.   Nelson,  -v-fiulCMiIa dealers in  Cold i.tor.ii.e.  fresh and cured incits.  POWDER,   CAPS  *gr-_UUf-TON   POU'I'ER  Oo-i it VpYMnn i-l il   .  U'.ud St- . No'. ( u.  Tho finct-t hotel  in the interior,  {.(-inplc rooir.i*.  Si pain heat and.  olceirlf. IikIi'.  Mrdi'rn ili .very  1U-.J-CCI.  H. D. HUME, Mgr.  AND "FUSE.  COMPANY-Baker  sbeel Nelson', manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting. ���>tU!ii|iii_K -ind black blasting now dors,  wholesale dealers in cijls and fuse, and electric  bkiftlinf? apparatu.-.. <  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PAJIPUNS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vernon  htieet, Nfl.son, whoIe_alo dealers in provision-1, pri.du.-.', _nd fruits. Agcnto for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams'.  ���   REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  -Vfadden 'House  J-nfci-r .-uuf W.ird  Siierl*, Nejsoj.  Y.'GRIFFIN  &  CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josephine -tieots, Nel'mi, wholewile dealers  in provision's, cured mcaln, butler and eggs.  J.  in ;  F.  Ii. STl-W,\RT& CO.���WiirehousesonC. V,  )!. tiack, foot of Stanley-street. Nelson,  wholesale df.tlers- in provisions, produce .and.  fru.t.s. C'ci.I storage. .Axon.-. Armour & Co.'e  bacon, h.iin-, l.nd ,.nd other products.  MANITORA PI_'.]_ VUK AND COMMISSION  ' CO.J.id. ��� Ncli-on   iJiA-ich,   Hull   stieet.  Wliolesu|e_ilei_Icn. in but ter, eggs and cheese.     _  SASH  First door wrst.  of Hunk of flnti.sli  Columbia Imildliur.  Baker Street  ' -  GENERAL  lto\ ,>_M  BROKER-  Phniie  WHAT YOf  WJ*.  \. IU.  VVWT 1.1 MIfsI.V vr...'.-  _.IAI...  IT 1 OH -I OL*  CALL AND QKT PRICES.  Jl.-U. ,IXD LAKH J.TI1I-.I.TH.  _S'l'.I_��-OX  Contraetors and Builders  "VVII_1_ DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  __T  C. 0, Buchanan's  A largo stoolc of- flrst-elttss dry mfttorial on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  fcurned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard;  Foot of Hendry* street, Nolson  Mop-one,m Joljn R&2, Agent  v<-m *-.\lk  fi Room irmi-i-   "���ItlJIIIII   IIl).|s|.   " Itu.llJI Jlol|s(.   !"OK !;..XT  7-Room Uoiise Willi furnace, ....  INSUJ.AV'-K     Hi;..!, J..S.TATK  . ..   Sl_.,>  . .     _i>_j    ;ioiti>  , ; e;.~  LO-. XS  I'S 1N-0 ���jgSf.PJSftl-M^iST*  inedioiiifli    values   of   .rfAW'VQN  WATKi- fias beet* proven.  Halcyon Wator Is Bottled Properly.  Vei-noli Street    Thoi'pe ����_ Co.  The*  I. REISTERER .& CO.  i5hkwj"-ss a.vi' mrni.KHS '.*.'  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt und re^iili'tr  dulivery to tUe.iiude,  Brewery at Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson  that has remained  .turner oi.u itiltnagi-iiiQiit sinco 1S90.  Tlio bed-room;, are u til furalhhcd and lighted  by clr-utricily.  .Tiicl.ar is ah.ays* sloc-it-d by 'he best dome-*- I  tie and imported liqiior.- and Cigar?. . j  THOMAS M.'ini.KN'. PropriPtor.     I  AND  AND  DOORS.  PLANING  NELSON SAW* AND PLANING MILLS  LIMIT!.!.-Corner Propt and Hall streets,  ,Ni'I*.oii.iiiiiiiuff_ot-ii-ors of and wholesalo dc-.li.rs  'in .s.ish ami Uoofttfi-Uk-Udao" factory work made  to oriln.  B. C. HOTEL'  .ERIE, B. C.  WINES AND CIGARS.-  GA 1.1 KOI -XIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TJ-I"���Comer Krout and Hall street-*, Nelson, v.licit-wile driilci-H In vu'ncn (capo and bulk]  and .lomcf-tii: and imported Uigurs.  Ku-.t-_l.is',- in o\_iy respect. C)iO*.f*s! wliir**.,  Ilnuors,ind cipirs. ...ery comfoit for :i.iin.t*ia  and i-c-idvnl ifu_-_-(_-,  --.-.-J-...;..._tj-I-s'koj_ union mkn.    ,  ./us|.|.|| (".MI'UI.LI,, P.ijinVtor.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  'JlIAH-NclnOll I  1 "ylhias, ni-sulti in I.  KNIOMT.' OK PYTHIAS - N-U-.011 Lodgo. No,  _S. Kiilfhtr o' Pythias, msut* in I. 0. O.K.  -.til, corner J. alter and Ifootwiay HtreeU. every  .Till-day e . t'lilru at _l o'clock.   \ imtfUK ICu.kIiU  cordially invited to attend.  T, LI!.LI!-. CJ. C.      It. C, JOY, K. of R. & S.  A Big1 .Schooner|  OF'BEER OR !  HALF-AND-HALF !  r-  Nhl-SON LODUK. NO. 23, A. K. & A. M.  Mi-ct. hccoud Wedncmlay In each mouth.  SOjOiirni-iK brotl-rcu invited.  ALWAYS  riM'sii  ALWAYS  CI MIL  H'ti'i -jfel^faft. i..f t-cct- fa be '!wd fa: NekttT. Is at  " TIU'. ....til. J.BTJvr.  Corner'Si'-Hct and.  ���Sti-t-lej- Streets1..  e j. mmm, p.-aj..  ROVAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  f^ootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  .   ' M:i-So.v. .Wirn_.ii (xi._i-.Mm.-  NnLSfIJs- L, O, ]���, No. IMS. meet'* In I. O. O. P.  Hal), corner H-.-trr and Koulenay hlreotrs  !-,t and Mid   Kriday  of  eneh  month.   Vlhitinff  ItictIn-ill cordially invited.  I;  L'ni _\s.>��,. W.M.  W. fit \\\) i)��i).l.cc.-S-C.  ."Kit!!., Number 2'_, Fraternal Order  moots eieiy .ccond and fourth  *\Wdnc-s(l.ij  mcacli month   in Fraternity Hall.  Vi-iiinu ljrclltK.ii wclcumo.  J. Jit. in(. Pio-idcn-. J. It. Witw. Sccretary  NI.LSON  Of   _>.<-|f-l'>..  Nl"[.*-*ON MINK-IS' rXION NO. ili*.. V>-. F. ol  i.l.���"Meets in ii.imis* union ii-Din-. north  of  r.ist i hi n-'i Vn 'ui.  Xiil-.iil.i_  i'-.' mm.  hi rs wc'icomc.  j \Mi?s \\ ]< di.s. See')-  ,i��d Kmi.en.iy sjiteis, every  tt 8 o'elock.   Vi-siting mein-  C'n.-s. A. IMoK iv, Prc_,  TIIK H-Ki-1 n iii'-t'liiii-'sof tliuCirpcnters' t'nlmi  .ne held tfii   Wcdii< sdii>   c\i,inng of  each  v.c^lt.al 7 ij'cloi-k. in the Miners I'nion hull cor-  11   1   Vn,IOlI.l .11.(1  Iv'HlltlM.   sti��et~.  II. KiH-lNSfiN. President.  JAMI'S t OLLINtJ. Seoiotnry.  ARCHITECTS.  TJiWAP.T  & rAKlllE���Architects-.   Kooni* 7  ��-"   and ����� Ab��-rdot)ii htnclr. Tiakiirpfroes. N��l*nn.  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE.  VoJ'cc i* hi.iflij iu\i'U Mi,��t ��f thenndei-sijcncd  fo.atcih i.m-jins. .ui InKiiK-s ,i. -niIuoii l_oc|>-  oi - in I he < n v df Nclsim in lln- I-i*l>\ inei- of Hril*  isli t olnnliiii, iu>dft llie mm n in.o.ind s{jlo of  .loluisHjii t-v J-miili, h i.o liiisd.t.vl... timluiilron-  si lit di-^olu I i'h- sii(i puiiir >s>u]i. The said  b..��iius, mltlio ((���ntiiiuid l>i tl'f iiinltrslpiid.  K.i-rt-il !'. *^.nitli. nlni "ill !'t> all dtltsifiliding  lnlcli'ics cftlic -.ml liwn audio i.liom all ac-  i uiu.'s due tl.t- s.iiil linn lire luijalili- to.  Du'cl .it Nelson. It. (.'., tliis-.Mid',biJ" of Deccni-  In t. |s'M.  A. N. JOHNSON,  Witness; \V, A.G M.UHKlt. U. E. SM1TU.J THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, TUESDAY JANUARY  16,  1900  Cz^F'IH  A DiRECT IMPORTATION OF  ._*���  _ -  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  F. Teetzel & Co.  The Nelson Clothing House  given on Clothing  A liberal discount will be  to make ready for spring stock  A few nice overcoats left  which we are selling at greatly reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Karq Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qoihiho" Ri-aphmOQ   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing l��|aC_]l_]ei>   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons,  A full line of Bar  all 1847 Rogers  Plate  Special ^nnour\cement  For watch* repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have in-  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.  R3 Jeweler, Nelson  Comfortable  SMALL SHOES -"->��� ���-"������-<-----i-s  - STRONG SHOES '��-^---->-�����-��  STYLISH SHOES -"- u,ci- f-lll,era  DAINTY SHOES f��---1--- ^{"U���  ELEGANT SHOES  for their mothers  ^ .  "We stand ....ck of our Shoe-  way, from stock, that there N no oisc.isc for anytliii]-*. but -vilisfactlon  fetofk Hum you liniiuily *-ee ii'itl Io-aci- price!. for the same quality  than j on ever run acro.s  Shoe- to fit nil foot, in stjles* to ->uit every fancy, at piices iiiov.cd down to a minimum.  'They nr<* made in -.noli  We have a large:  tioe emporium  BAKKR STREET, NELSON  W. P. DICKSON  B. H. H. APPLEWHAITH  J. J"IcPH_5__-  Ko'oter)ay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Oon-i-lete _3 .octi-ic Equipments for "Snecti'lc Power Ti*an.��*__il_j8io_- and Lighting for  Mines, Towns ElooMio Fl-Ctufes, Lamps, Sells, Telephone!., AiauanclatorB, Etc.  ,  P. O. Box C03. Josephine Street. Nelson, B. O.  TON^AM AWNINGS"���  Now isthe time to order yo,ur tents and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or awning made.  Tiie only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast  ..24-226 Baker Street, Ha\sot\.  TO YOU]. LOT LINE  \VK DO IT    SKK US  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  OlitiJ. iUin-e Block. Ni.l-oii  STRACHAN BROS.  mi mm of mmm mn mm suitirgs  ���'VVMT RAKER STREET "NELSON  OPPOSITE SILVER. B-INO HQTEI  ,    KOR-MEKLY 'KNOWN AS THK.  NKLSON CIGAR CO.  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  II you would enjoy a fresh .-vnd fi .-grant e.iiokc don I forget the Cabinet keeps them  CITY LOCAL NEWS  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  Captain Troiii* has returned from  u business trip to the Coast, lie  states that one of the leading topics  of discussion in Vancouver is the  Cape Nome proposition. They are  figuring on a rush to the bonanza  diggings in the spring and expect  25,000 or aO.OOO people to go in.  The local hockey authorities have  been advised by the Rossland club  officials that a postponement of  Saturday's games is agreeable. Neither of the Nelson teams were in  shape to play the games scheduled  for them in the league series, but  they lose nothing because of this.  The Rossland clubs might have  claimed the games by defuult.  y Lieutenant Beer, of the Nelson  rifle company, is desirous that Nelson should be represented in the  suggested provincial contingent for  service iu South Africa. Yesterday he wired lieutenant-colonel  Prior, district officer commanding,  as follows: "Picked men here.  May I recruit some." The answer  is eagerly awaited by local men  who have volunteered.  When the debris was removed  from the Kaslo's machinery yesterday it was discovered that the engines were almost intact and uninjured. This being the case the  damage will be removed from the  hull today.  James Kelly was arraigned before  magistrate Crease yesterday morning on the charge of abducting a  thirteen-year-old girl. Defendants  solicitors, Macdonald & Johnson,  asked for a remand until this morning, which was granted. Chief  Jarvis is prosecuting tho case, and  the parents of the little girl will be  represented by counsel.  Certificates of improvements liave  been recorded as follows : To L. E.  McRirla.ie, J. P. McFarlane and A.  Sfcostad of Erie, on the Henry Clay  claim; to Kootehay-TacOma-Last  Chance Gold Mining Company, on  Iron Cap and Last Chance claims;  to_J. Benn of Erie, on North Fork  and Hexadrou claims.  J. 1.1. Carroll, of Kimberley, has  transferred to David T. jMorice, of  Nelson, a half interest in the Freddie Morice mineral claim on Toad  mountain.  There arc amusing incidents connected with the management of an  election. ' One of the most amusing  is a comparison of the voters' lists  used by the head push of the rival  parties. Jn the recent city election  the Fletcher head push could only  find ()." sure voters in the West  ward for  Mr. Fletcher's  opponent  but, somehow, 103 ballots were  marked for Mr. Houston. Mr.  Houston's head push could only  mark 201 sure voters for their candidate in the East ward, and 200  votes were east for their candidate.  It is evident that the Houston head  push Ave re- better posted than the  head push of Mr. Fletcher.  Sheriff Tuck has sold the Mug-  Avump, (.Sold Rug and Sunrise mineral claims, sei/.ed under execution  a few Aveeks ago, to A. Mainwaring-  Johnson for $25.  The prospect of 100 picked men  being dispatched by the provincial  government to represent British Columbia in South Africa, has excited  much interest in Nelson. Lieutenant Beer has filed applications from  the following volunteers: C. Pitch-  ford, A. F. Rankine, J. Scott, W.  ltouth, A. Mackenzie, ... C. Holden,  J. Congdon, A. S. Brown, B. II. C.  Johnston, J. G. II. Cooke, A. R. Macdonald and AV. Cooke. All the men  are anxious to enlist.  A. R. Macdonald, of Rossland, was  in the city yesterday, en route to  Pilot Bay, Avhere he has mining interests.  W. J. Hogg, city freight agent at  Rossland, is in Nelson. He is supplying for H. E. Macdonald, contracting freight agent.  A lady living at Elgin, Illinois,  Avrites asking that The Trirune be  sent to her address. She says she  Avaiits to hear the latest AA*ar news.  The first meeting of the new city  council might be likened unto a  meeting of the deacons of a church  or the directors of a financial corporation.  Mesmerist McEwen should confine his feats of magic to the playhouse Avhich is licensed for exhibitions;.-  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.  N 1.1 .SON  KA.SI.O  SANDON  through Nelson  Avay   from the  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.'  P. Burns passed  yesterday on his  Coast to Calgary.  C. M. Brown, Avho is acting as  manager of the Bank of Montreal  at New Denver, spent yesterday in  Nelson against his will���owing to  the mishap on the Columbia & Kootenay raihvay.  Born on Monday, to the wife of  E. McGregor of Front street, a son.  The receipts at the city office yesterday   amounted   lo   over  $2400,  most of Avhich   was for hotel Keen-'  ,scs.~        . " '  A meeting of the members of the  Nelson Licensed Vituallei'.*- was held  yesterday for the purpose of perfecting arrangements for ,the annual dinner which Avill be given in  Fidelity hall on Monday evening,  January 29th. The members of  the association say that their  dinner will eclipse eveiything of a  similar nature attempted in the  city.  J. Maker, late of M. O'Reilly's  establishment has leased Ihe ground  floor of the new Madden block, aud  will open a dry goods business  shortly, Mr. Maher is now in tho  east on a purchasing trip.  Rev. Thomas Crossley left yesterday for Kaslo and Sandon where he  will conduct missionary meeting-..  The veteran missionary has resided  in British Columbia for .V7 years,..'  yet this is his first vitit to  Nelson.  A petition is in circulation in Nelson and immediate vicinity, urging  the government npt_tp Jnterfere in  any Avay Avith the eight-hour law as  at present  in force".      Up  to  last  night some 100 signatures had been  secured including the names of a  number of Avell knoAvn business  men. Similar petitions will be presented from the Silverton and Sandon d istricts.  A. P. Brunell, the Dominion express messenger who was painfully  injured in Sunday's Avreck on the  Crow's Nest road, has gone to Winnipeg to recuperate. Brunell Avas  able to Avalk about yesterday, and  unless internal troubles develop he  Avill be none'the Avorse for his trying experience in a week or two.  S. C. Weeks of Barkerville, Avliois  largely interested in Cariboo placer  properties is in the city en route to  his home after a three months business trip to the east. Mr. Weeks  is at the Phair.  James Colling, secretary of the  'carpenters union in this city, returned from the Coast last evening.  He is accompanied by his bride and  is registered at the Hume.  Nelson Laborers Organize.  Another labor organization  was  started in Nelson last night, Avhen  the laboring men of the  city Avere  organized  under  the name of  the  Laborers' Protective Union of Nelson.    The  new  society will  be  in  affiliation Avith the American Federation  of Labor, and  its  object is  primarily  the securing of a  standard  day's   work  for   a standard  wage.    Dan  Stamper,  secretary of  the  Revelstoke Trades and Labor  Council, Avas in the  city  yesterday  for the purpose of assisting in the  formation of  the new union.    Officer., were elected  as  follows: J. G.  Murdoch, presidents 11. 1'ape, vice-  president: R. Bradley,secretiny; G."  Harris, treasure-.1;' A. Haidy, guide;  W. D. Smith,  guardian; W.  Bradley, W. Smith, .trustees; ,G.  Payne,  J. Abbott, auditors: J. C.  ..Murdoch,  J. Mullen. A. 1-.. Hardy, delegates to  Trades   and   Labor   Council.      On  Monday night next  a  meeting will  be held at  the  Miners' hall,  Avhen  laboring men "will have  an opportunity of joining the new organiza-  lion.    On Friday  night a meeting  of  representatives  of  the  A'arious  labor societies  Avill  be  held at tiie  Minors' hall for the purpose of  organizing a Trade.** and Labor Council for Nelson.  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while   we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  your attention to our line of  would  draw  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Incluilins Tea an" Cojroe Pols, (several designs) l.iiamclle.l UiiniUo Dippers. Pudding Dishei, Tea  Kettles, ete., ami the only plaee you can gel Uiem is at  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  "fi  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  ���*-���-���   W-l-tl.���  Phone 8.  Box  57.  Monsoon  Is like ali our goods  Monsoon Tea is Always the same,  For sale by  Reliable  Canada Brug & Book Co,  NKLSON  Do not spend every evening of the week in  so.ireli of iimu*>ciucii_, liu! gi\e a little time to  yoiu'O-vn social andiiient.il improvement.  NIGHT CLASSES  Foi- nil grodcb of soholar_i will be opened at  the Business College.  Victoria street on January 3rd, l.KX).  Avail youi-feclves of tliis; opportunity.  RATTRAY &. MERRILL  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  Our fi lend*, and customer-, apprecinlc (ho  v.iluu-. we are giving them in clolliiiiK.  We piopo->e to give them equal vdluc*. nil  this week in fur-iiMiing1*.  UNDERWEAR.'  All-wool ribbed under..cur, jier*-mit,$:_..)0  All-wool fancy neat tlripei. per unit. _!..i0  *_!0-_II-UY.        , ,  All-wool b^iK-lc ltoMi, worth JOc. for --!*io.  Lost Money on the Venture.  At the annual nicctiug of tho  Dominion jMining Development .and  Agency Company, which was held  in London on December 2'Jbli, a  statement was submitted showing  a loss,upon the year's operations of  ��1,78S. Tliis poor result was  brought about mainly by the heavy  loss of _C5_317-n_.ade-on-.t___.e_ portion  of the reindeer skin clothing sent  to Dawson City for sale.  Tfje Western Mercantile Co., Limited  f.uccoh'.or.s lo II. ne-.l-ri._-y & Co., Staple luirt Kinoy liroeor-,  __.VKI.1_ STllEKT, Xrci_S0N"  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  Hlilil.. ut OTiUl.' reduced prices.   Ncck-  *t\i.nr of all kinds ut special low price-.-.  1-ttkcr Street,    '  Opposito Queen's Hotel.  BROWN & 00.  Will open her  Kindergarten and  primary school in  THK _<_NU._l-.__  CHUllCH school  room on the 2nd. of January, IIKX), for tcntis and  all partioulari. apply to MISS I'A-MER,  At residence of Mrs, 3. K. Robertson, Baker  Street West, _���___- _  A, K. BARROW, A.I.I.C j.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR,  CUT PRICES IS THE  UKDER OF TIIK DAY       ,    *    '  I  And I want to be in It. I have just rocolved  Kail samples; of Suitings and Ovoreoatinurs repro-  KcntinK a $30,000 stock to chooso from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  I-Odies1 tailoring in all itb branchos a specialty.  Lowest price*!.   Rooms 1 and II, Hillycr block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. ��os 5��, .    TELEPHONE NO, 95  CLEANING  AND  ItE.'AiniNG  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NJQW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Chirke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  ICooteaa^r  Coflfee   Co*  :��� NELSOJi, B. O.  Coffee roasteifi and doalers in Toa ancl Coffee.  ��� Offer fresh roastei coffee of best quality, as  follows:  Java and Ara" ian Macha, per pound.......? 40  Java and Mocha Blettd, 3 pounds. �� 1 00  Fine Santos, _ pounds _.,..->....;........._... 1 00  Santos Blend, ft pounds......., ,  1 00  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds ���  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds..  1 00  A \..*ial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors cast  of Od_._-Uo.vM block, West Baker street.  Have Completed Their Contract.  Tiie men who had the contract  for development work oil the Whitewater mine, on Rover creek,- havu  completed their work, and are in  Nelson* pending the taking up or  tliu tin-owing up of the bond that is  held on the property. The boys  consider' they made fair wages."  W. Starmer Str|ith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  ,   , ,   PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Opposite Oper.v House  1  Ollicu Wnrd Street  Hard Coal  Aiilhr.U-ite  GREAT REDUCTION    -  $9;65|�����iv'sNcs-   $6.15  DELIVERED  John A. Irving & Co  _\SK YOUR GROCER FOR W- CELEBRATED  f1  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  Miui-ifnctmcrt by tlic'Urafikinan-Ivcr MiliiiiR Co., Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, WChl minster, Kdiuoiituii.NcIhon.  ���n-l-Ki-no.*-"**  33  0. W. West & Go.  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The best, value tor tlio HiQUoy in the iuaiket  Eor all purposes.  Ti'i-MH .hash     "W. P. TiEitNiiv, General Agent  Toiephoiic 147.    Oflicc witli 0.1>. J. Christie.  ONE   DOLLAR  A  LOAD  Head Office at '  NELSON, B. O.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Markets 'at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Yiiiir, Sandon, Silverton, New  -Denver; Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  es  AMi KI-NBg OS*  The undersigned has a larRO guantity of fir,  cedar, and tan.arac slabs, in 16-wol_ and i-foot  lengths, suitable foi- stove Tvood, which will fee  sold for 81 a load at tho mill yard.  NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS, Ltd.  Nelson, August 13th, 1899.  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND EETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &   &   TRAVIS,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  t^^^:'%f^r'''^''^ ���"-; ���;..'�����'.y",~:'


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