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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSON:  MONDAY MOKNING,. JANUARY 22,  1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  TRAMWAY COMPANY READY  To Coni-iience Construction.  Greenwood,  January   21���[Special to the Tribune].���All  that tho  directors of the Greehwood-Ph-unix  Tramway Company are waiting for  to start operations is  the  registration of the company under what is  known as the Kcllio Tramway Act.  This   accomplished,  work   will   be  started immediately in the clearing  of the right-of-way and  tho  building of the elsctric  railway between  this  city and Phojiiix.    The  company's   charter   provides   for   the  building of other electric tramway  branches to the  various camps surrounding  Greenwood.      George 11.  Collins, one of the chief promoters  of the undertaking, said : " All the  money necessary for the purpose of  the company has  been  subscribed.  We only await permission  to start  ���work.      This   granted, it   will   be  pushed  as  rapidly* as  possible,  so  that by the end of June we will see  in actual operation an electric railway     connecting     Ph.enix     with  Greenwood."  The annual meeting of the shareholders  of  the Butcher Boy  Gold  Mining Company, of Spokane, was  held  here  yesterday.    The officers  elected  were:    George   Palil,  Spokane, president; J. E. Tormey, vice-  president; D. H. MeLeod, secretary :  Frank Shoenwald, treasurer, till of  Spokane; and Louis Blue  of Boss-  land, resident director.    John Mack  ,. of Spokane was appointed manager,  aud  H."W. Warrington of  Greenwood,''superintendent.      The company own the-Butcher Boy claim in  the north end of Dead wood  camp,  adjoining  the   St.  Lawrence mine  and the Primrose  claim  owned by  the Mother Lode people.    The claim  has been surveyed and an  application   will'  be   made  for  a   crown  grant.      The   surface   showing   is  large, the ore body is typical of the  Deadwood  camp,  measuring  fully  "230 " feet     in   -width.    ,     It     is;  a     quart-rite,    with,    copper     pyrites  and copper  carbonates  of a  * value sufficient to   wan-ant  exten:  sive  development.      -The   management propose    sinking  a 100-foot  prospecting shaft,  with   crosscuts  through the ore body at the 50 and ,  100-foot leVols.    The shaft is  now j  down J S feet aud  the Ore  is' Avell  mineralized.    Providing the values  -justify the company will  continue  the  shaft to   an   indefinite  depth  and install  a  plant, which will be  necessary    after    the - shaft   has  reached a depth of* 100 feet.   There  is a large amount of surface work  on the claim consisting  of trenching and the company has erected a  comfortable bunk-house, 14x10 feet  in size.    A b the month of the shaft  is   a blacksmith-shop and a shaft  house.  D. A. Cameron, manager of the  Canadian Bank of Commerce here,  lias been visiting the mines in the  vicinity of Chosaw in the Myers  Creek district, lie reports that the  town is growing rapidly aud that  -there-are a number_of_inuiing men-  there looking over the camp, lie  {.peaks of the Review mine, wliich  is owned by Green wood people, as  being a wonder, lie was informed  that the ore on, the second level  will average .-614 in gold to the ton,  "The drift is in 07 feet with a full  breast" of blue colored quartz iu the  face. When in ten feet a crosscut  will be made from the foot, which  was followed in the drift, to tho  hanging wall. In the upper level a  similar crosscut was run and the  ore body was found to be 12 feet in  width. This of con rise was not all  pay .ore and might- have been n  swell in the vein. The Poland  China, he says, is looking line. Tt  is under bond to George "B. Meehem  and his Montreal associates", and a  considerable sum of money is available for development purposes.  for bringing water from the various sources and forming reservoirs  for the use of the troops. The engines are mostly of a type weighing  about seven hundredweight. In all  eases they have been fitted with  rings bolted to the tops of the  boilers, so that if necessary the engine may be detached from the  wheels and carried by the men with  poles slipped through the rings to  wherever the plant may bo planted.  A CRIMEAN VETERAN TALKS  Of thr Transvaal War.  Loxnox, January 21.���General  sir W. It. Green, the noted Crimean  veteran, who saw long service in  India, says in an interview today :  "One thing this South African war  has brought out clearly is that India can never be invaded. We  have learned more during the last  few days, of defensive work than  wo ever knew. Britain has almost  invariably in her wars' had to do  the attacking, and the tactics of  the defender have never been so  skillful as those of the Boers.  "Russia   may    talk    glibly    of  marching on  the  Indian  frontier,  but as she  would  have to extend  her lines of communication nearly  J300   miles,   over ground   including  two deserts, we  could  build  fortifications that would be inipossibleof  being rushed long before a Russian  army  could get  near the frontier.  Ladysmith  should  be   relieved   in  less  than   a week.    Warren's   mission will be to to strike  at the railway near Culworth, and if he  succeeds he will force the enemy to retreat east of Ladysmith.    . Tho sick  and  wounded    and   the    military  stores   could   then be   got out   of  Ladysmith,   temporary   possession  of which bj' the  enemy would  not  effect ��� tho   ultimate   issue of   the  situation.     Indeed,   an  advantage  would  be   gained   by   having the  Boers   in   possession, as a   goodly  proportion of the enemy would be  in a position--harmless to England,  and  useless- to themselves.     You  will find there will be no more  big-  fight.    Buller will make no further  frontal attacks.   He will manoeuver  until he outllanks the  enemy, forcing   him  to  surrender.    The war  should  be over   in  less   than   six  mouths."  STORMY SESSION PROMISED  When Parliament Meets.  New   York,. Jaiiuary   21.���The  Loudon correspondent of the Tribune, commenting on the approaching session of  the Imperial parliament, says : "The cabinet has made  final arrangements for a session of  parliament, which will be devoted  almost entirely to war measures.  The ministers  propose,  but Buller  and Joubert dispose.    A victory on  the Tugela, and the relief of Ladysmith will clear both  the military  and the political situation.    Buller's  defeat and the downfall  of Ladysmith  will  render the  reconstruction of the ministry inevitable.   Indeed,   it. is   not  improbable   that  there may be a change in the war  office, even if Buller's strategic com-"  bination be  carried  out with substantial success. . Mr. Balfour has  been loyal to lord Lansdowue  and  has  accepted  without reserve  the  constitutional theory of the collective responsibility of the  ministry,  but he cannot becblind to the dangers  and  inconvenience  of parliamentary discussions upon the conduct of  tho  Avar and  public criticism of military methods.  Lord   Lansdowue  can    ease the  burdens of the government by con  message each man 'i'an send, the operators sent 100,(^)0 words. The  total after the Magersfouteiu battle  was much greater., but the operators got it.through.without a hitch  at the high average speed of about  200 words per minute. Delays invariably occurred ��� after the dispatches reached the coast. A majority of the telegraphers are volunteers, members of the 21th Middlesex Post Office Rifles.  DRIVING THE BOERS BACK  senting to exchange seats with one  Provincial Police Blameless.  Washington, January 21.���The  state department has been notified  that the state of. Washington, will  examine into the allegation that  the officers of that state were responsible for the kidnapping of an  American named Everett, and if it  is borne out tho men will be punished. The state has called for the  report made to the department by  the United States consul at Victoria as a basis^ of action. This report shows that Everett, who was  charged with stage robbery, was  spirited across the line from Washington into British Columbia, where  ho was held by the authoiitics, but  that the blame lies upon the Washington officers instead-of-upon the-  Bi-itHh Columbian police, as was at  first supposed. The man is still under arrest, and his case is the subject of correspondence between the  state department and the Dominion government, through the British embassy here.  The Montague's Powerful Machinery.  London January 21.���The now  battleship Montague, now ,in course  of construction at the Devonport  dockyards, will be equipped with  the most complete propelling machinery ever placed in a modern  man-of-war. The engines will bo of  1S,000 horsepower, or 3000 in excess  of the engines of the other ships of  bulwark type, they being the largest and most powerful in the service of Great Britain.  Sending Out Fire Engines Now.  London, January 21.���A manufacturing firm has just shipped to  Sou tii Africa, under an order from  the government, nine fires engines  and six miles of hose. These are to  be employed at the different camps  Kruger Will Welcome Davis.  -London, January 21.���The publication* of the fact that president  Kruger is sending a private ear to  take Webster Davis, secretary of  the interior in the United States  cabinet, from Lorenzo Marque;, to  Pretoria, is causing considerable  speculation as to whether Mr. Davis,  notwithstanding denials fiom  Washington, has not some sort of  official mission. It is thought rather  singular that a simple traveler, even  though an official at home, should  receive so much attention. The subject is attracting continental papers,  which are enquiring through the  London representatives whether  the British government has information with regard to the object of  Mr. Davis.  Tried to Scare the Creditors.  London, January 21.���Joseph C.  Lyons, a Dublin clubman and a  noted huntsman, has beeu restrained  by injunction granted by the vice-  chancellor of Ireland, from going to  the war. His life is insured for  $50,000, for the benefit of his creditors, and the policy would lapse if  he went to the war. He informed  his creditors that unless they advanced him $2500 he would enlist  in the yeomanry, but. the law defeated his scheme.  of his colleagues, and Liberal-  Unionists journals like the Spectator are urging him to take this  magnanimous course. Lord Lansdowue, is however, a better, martinet than martyr. He knows that  many of his colleagues ��� cannot dispose of him for their own convenience, -ind expects his devoted  friend, George Wynham, to make  adroit speeches in the house of  commons, in defense of the war  office. .    ,  The Liberals are anxious to leave  the ministers to stew in their own  juice. Sir Charles Dilke has sent  up a trial ballpou in his notice of  an amendment to the queen's address, which will open up the subject of the conduct of the war.  The Liberals are not likely to favor  this course, and much pressure will  be brought to bear upoa him to  withdraw the amendment as an untimely attack.  The tactics which sir. Henry  Campbell-Bannerman is believed to  favor are more cautious. He believes that the Unionist members,  like their i)ress, have developed  strong critical, faculties respecting  the management of the war, and  'thatthey will harass the ministers  if left to themselves, whereas they  will rally to the support of the  government if the signal for attack  be raised from the opposition side.  The best speech made from the  open ranks was that of Herbert  Gladstone last night at Leeds ;��� he  identified himself with the cause of  Liberal imperialism, of which lord  Rosebery and Mr. Asqui th are the  chief exponents, and repudiated  Mr. Balfour plea that the hands of  the ministers were tied by the  Jamicson -raiders.- -He -asserted-  that no British Liberal would have  obstructed necessary precautionary  measures last July if the government had .stated plainly that the  military preparations of the Transvaal constituted a grave danger to  the empire. , There was a suggestion in this speech for an adroit  turning movemeut of the ministerial position. President Kruger  brought on the Avar by an  ultimatum which forced England  to fight, but we would have been  more cautious and less aggressive  if "the minister.*-! had begun to prepare for an emergency in Juno, and  had arranged "a really formidable  scheme of defence.    .  Telegraphers on the Field.  London, January 21,���The British government's post telegraph departments have already contributed  to the army in South Africa nearly  500 men, of whom more than 200  were skilled telegraphers who could  be ill spared from the already undermanned service. Reports to the  war office state that the telegraphers have rendered splendid service.  11 is said that the use of the wheat-  stono automatic system on the field  of battle is the first iu the history  of warfare. Moreover, it was  worked duplexed, which at the outset was prophesied to be impossible  under the rough conditions of campaigning. At Modder river, the  telegraphers were under fire for a  whole day. They had worked  through tlio night on official and  press messages. Later, despite the  rules limiting the number of correspondents, and the length of a  In Front of Ladysmith.  London, January 21.���-The  war  office, shortly after midnight, posted  the following from,-' general Buller,  dated Spearman's Camp, January  20th, evening: "General Cleiy, with  a part of general-Warren's force,  has beeu in action from 0. a. m. until 7 p. m. today.   By a judicious  use of his  artillery1  he  has fought  his way up,  capturing ridge after  ridge for about three miles.   The  troops are now bivouacking oh the  ground   he   has   gained,   but   the  main   forces    are -; still    in   front  of   them.     The    casualties   were  not   heavy.;   About   100   wounded  had been brought in by 0:30 p. m.  London, January 21.���The war  office   has   received 'the  following  from general Buller,  dated Spearman's   camp, January . 21st:     "In  order   to  relievo  the   pressure  on  general Warren,  and' to ascertain  the strength of the enemy  in  the  position    in   front :of. Potgeiter's  drift,   general   Lyttleton   made  a  reconnaissance in force yesterday.  This   kept   the   enemy    in   their  trenches all day.    Our casualties ���  Third battalion King's Royal Rifles,  two killed ; '.twelve-,.-wounded and  two missing." .    .  The war office has posted this  dispatch from geuerai.Buller, dated  January 21st: The following were  wounded in action near Venlors  Spruit yesterday���Officers: Staff,  colonel B. Hamilton-'and major C.  McGregor; t 2nd'. Lancashire, Fusi-  leers: captain R. S. Blunt and second  lieutenant*M.'Gr. OoEiou and E.. J.  M.Barrett; 1st .Border- rifles: cap:  tain C. I). Vaughanand second lieutenant Murier; 1st, Fork and Lan-  cashiies: secoud 'lieutenant A. H.  Kerrey; 2nd Dublin Fusiieers: captain 0. A. Hensley-(since died),_and  major J. English; 2nd Gordons:  second lieutenant D. P, Stewart,  and 270 officers and men.",  Si'bar man'8 Camf, January 21.���  General Warren's engagement continues, lie has forced the enemy  from three positions. The Lancashire and Irish brigades are advancing steadily. The fire is very  severe occasionally.  London, January 21.���General  Buller cables as follows to the war  office: "Spearman's Camp, January  21, 9 p.m.���General--Warren has  beeu engaged all day, chiefly on his  left, which he has swung forward  about u couple of miles. The ground  is very difficult, and as the fighting  is all,the time uphill, it is difficult  -to say exactly-how much���we-have  gained, but T think we are making  .substantial progre.as."  ��� Pretoria, January 19.��� Captain  Bates Dennison and 133 prisoners of  the Kuruman garrison have arrived  here. It appears- that six Boers  were killed and IS wounded during  the fighting at Kuruman.  Durban, January 21.���The Natal  Advertiser has the following from  Spearman's camp, dated yesterday:  "General Warren'., column attacked  a lengthy Boer position on, the  northern ridge of Spoin Kop. A  heavy bumbardinent by a field-battery preceded the advance. The  Boers eventually replied, with two  guns, several machine guns and  rifles. The British responded similarly, ancl long range firing'became  general, lasting until dark.  General Hildyard drew the Boers  from a splendid position, drawing a  feeble /ire from their Nordenfeldts  and rifles. The British naval guns  and howitzers shelled the trenches,  with excellent effect, and many  Boers were observed bolting. The  British artillery completely silenced  the Boers fire and at nightfall the  British infantry occupied an excellent position."  ROBERTS   TAKES   CHARGE  Tries to Conciliate the Dutch.  Cape Town, . January 20.���Lord  Roberts, proposing not to alienate  the Cape Dutch, and to see that  military respect the rights of non-  combatants, regardless of race or  sympathy, has issued through lord  Kitchener, his chief of staff, the following order : "The commeiider in  chief wishes to impress upon all  officers, who may at any time be in  charge of columns or detached commands, the grave importance of doing all in their power by good and  conciliatory treatment, and of securing compensation for the people  of the country in all matters affecting either their own interests or  those of the troops. In all cases  where supplies of any kind are required, these must be paid for on  delivery and a receipt for the  amount taken. Officers will be held  responsible for the observance of  the rule that soldiers are never allowed to enter private houses, or to  molest the inhabitants on any pretext whatever, and every precaution must be taken to suppress looting or petty robbery by persons  connected with the army.  "When supplies are absolutely  i necessary for the subsistence of the  army, and the inhabitants are unwilling to meet such demands, commanding officers may, after having  satisfied themselves by careful personal investigation that such supplies are necessary and available,  order such case to be taken by  force, full receipts therefor being  given."  NOTHING DECISIVE AS YET  From Two Days' Fighting.  London, January 22.���The justifiable severity of the censorship at  the present moment pie vents the  special correspondents from giving  additional information to supplement general Buller's latest dis-  patcli. The success of- the movement depends almost --entirely upon  how far he provesable to outmanoeuvre the Boers, whose1 available  forces are doubtless larger than his  ..  authority of lady Wauehope and  the war office, that either got the  letter alleged to have been written  the night before the battle by the-  general, stating he was going to his  doom owing to Methuen's foolish  plans, A considerable sensation had  been created here by the publication of the gist of this imaginative  missive.  BRITAIN  SOLID  FOR WAR  MAFEKING FULL OF FIGHT  own.   The chief   difficulty lies in  More New Zealanders Sail.  Wi-i-i-iNC-TON", New Zealand, January 21.���The second New Zealand  contingent sailed for South Africa  today. Tho premier, in a speech to  tho troops said that if necessary he  knew every man capable of bearing  arms would volunteer. By helping  the empire they were securing New  Zealand, and upholding the queen,  the country and the constitution.  the ability of the Boers to transport men, stores and . ammunition  quickly and to entrench new positions.  Secrecy legarding general Buller's  progress, therefore, is essential and  the public here is quite content to  wait patiently.    From the information which the censor lias allowed  to pass, it is  as yet  impossible  to  form a correct notion of the British  tactics.      One   thing,   however,  i-.  quite clear. TheBritishcommanders  have profited  by  experience,  and  are now avoiding infantry charges,  giving preference to the more judicious use of artillery.    The general  idea is that sir Redver.*. Buller. with  some    eight    thousand   men    and  eighteen- field-guns--is"   holding  the northern bank  of the Tugela  at    - Potgiester's      drift,       while  Sir  Charles   Warren,   with  about  12,000 men,  30   guns and  a-largo  force of cavalry, is working around  the right flank of  the Boer.*.' right,  or teii miles, away.  One account of Saturdays fighting says that the British had few  killed. Little reliance can be placed upon these reports, and although the main position of the  Boers had not been attacked, and  nothing i*. known as to its strength,  Saturday and Sunday's fighting,  which .-.in hardly be described as  more than outpost affairs, evidently entailed serious loss.*-.. The  Boers are following their old time  tactics, making a show of resistence  and then retieating in .good order  to prepared positions, and as they  are working from the inteiior of  their lines, they may be able to  bring strong forces to defend the  main position.  Nothing is heard regarding any  counter attack by sir George White  from Ladysmith, and general Buller's statement, "1 think we are  making substantial progress," remains the last word. This shows  that there is still some very hard  work in front of the British forces.  The news from other points is of  slight interest. General Kelly ha*-  been sent by general Gatacro to  form an advanced base at Rosmead  junction.    The Methuen Story Denied.  London, January 21.���Sir Charles.;  Dalrymple, a relative of the late  general  Want-hope,  denies, on the i  Peace Has No Advocates.  Nkw York, January 21.���The  London correspondent of the Herald  cables as follows : "To be able to  appreciate the vast;waive- of patriotism, which entirely dominates Great  Britain today, one must absolutely  live here. The war fever was strong  before, but the calling out of the  yeomanry, the militia, and the pick  of the volunteers, brought the Avar  still more actuely home to every  household. Even suppose that they  never come into action, the calling  out of the citizen forces has.made  the war so popular that the whole  nation has gone Avar mad. Let there  be no illusions, the ministry is today  as firm in its position as a rock. Mr.  Chamberlain may have been too  talkative, Mr. Balfour may have  spoken too flippantly to suit the  conservative element,- but- the war  is so popular that the ministry  stands today firmer than ever.  Attacks, on the AA'ar made iu the  papers fall flat. The Englishman,  in his methodic Avay, says : " All  right; but this is not a moment to  criticise."  There is not a man here today  avIio dare say in any place, "Stop  the Avar," but all say, "Pursue the  Avar ; keep it up to the bitter end."  Yesterday I AA'as talking to prince  Borit CzetA'erninski, a Russian, and  an African explorer and big game  hunter. "You have- been to Pretoria'-'" I asked. ."TAventy times at  least,"-he replied; ."And'the war?"  I asked lilm. 1 here, can only be one  end to it," he .replied. "The English are bound to .win."    -  A couple-of Aveeks ago I told you  the opinion of a,man avJio kne\v the  Boers*  Avell, and - who said there is  no people in the world foreknowing  so Avell as the Boers .wheu they are  beaten.    In "this prince Boris, Avho  has passed the better  part  of his  life in South Africa, absolutely coincides.    He said :    "Let the -English get biit one  A'ietory, and  you  Avill   see    the    entire    appearance  of     the    Boers    change.       They  are     nor-     a     people     avIio     can  keep  up   a   protracted   campaign.  People  avIio talk of  their  holding  out A'ery long are to my mind  mistaken  in  their  calculations.    It is  quite true that'president Kruger is  obstinate and can be personally relied  upon  to protract  matters  to  the extermination  point, but he is  not .*.o A'ery  popular, and the  Boer  people may haA'e something to say."  Prince   Boris   is  going  back   to  Rhodesia.    Of that country ho  expressed   'himself- "in���enthusiastic-  terms,    lie   says   lhat there coal,'  gold ' and  almost all   the  minerals  are found, and that, further, it is a  wonderful country for pasture.  the  tlio  has  are  In  Effects of War' iu Britain.  London, January 21.���-Anionj;  peculiar side results of the war  scarcity of meat in Scotland  already been noticed. There  others in London as peculiar,  the poor district.-- there i.s a decrease  of dis-tre.-.-*, and the.uncmploycd are  fur-fc-Aver than'usual owing to the  berth**; opened by the .-ailing out of  the reserves and militia. Labor is  also wanted on war supplied One  or two, philanthropic s'helters for  tho destitute have temporarily  closed for, Avant of clients. In tin*  Avest end llie tradesmen aro suffering. One AA'oSl-kno.vij tailor has  already had sixty-seven customers  killed, and several fashionable  restaurants have closed one or more  dining rooms, so many of the men  who AA'ere regular customers are  now at the front. The complaint of  the Avest end cabmen is piteous, and  for once well founded.  Danish Sympathy for Britain.  London, January 21.���A committee of Danish farmers has sent to  the prince.*--* of Wales tweh'o thousand boxes of choice butter for the  British soldiers in South Africa.  She has* accepted the gift in the  name of the sick and wounded, and  has returned a complimentary message Avhich concludes avUIi the  phrase: "Especially as it is a present from my native country, Denmark,"  ,   Rhodesian Force Advancing.  Mafeking, January 0.���Via Lorenzo Marque:., January 21st.���We  concentrated our artillery consist-,  ing of a seven pounder, a _STordfeldt  and-one little old ship gun on January  3rd, emplacing them  (lining  the darkness so as  to  bear  on the  enemy's big siege gun.     Wo* carefully concealed the guns  until the  next   afternoon, -when,   after  the  -enemy had fired a couple of shells,  we let loose all our pieces, firing and  loading as fast as possible.    One of  our shots  must have   thrown  the  enemy's siege gun out of  position,  for it ceased firing.     With' glasses  Ave could see the Boers rapidly  re-  iuforc-ing at that point.     The next  day they  moA'ed back their guns  700 yards.   They emplaced a five  pc.under   and   proceeded   to  drop  shells  regularly  into    the  market  square.     We"have'   made  up our  minds to stick it out, and have food  for   another   three   months.    The  whole, garrison is  enraged at  the  enemy for  firing  on  the  Avomens'  laager.  Mafeking, January 20. ��� via  Gaberones via Lorenzo Marquez,  January 21.���The enemy continues  to bombard Avith field guns, and an  occasional hundred pound shell.  They have again fired at ���"���'the  Avomen's laager, but Avithout hurting anyone.  Lorenzo Marq.;._z, January 21.���  A dispatch from Gaberones says:  "Colonel Plumer has .Avorked - down  this far, toward Mafeking, Avith  three armored'trains and'a relieving  force. The bridge is being rebuilt  so that he may proceed."  London, July 21.���The AA'ar office  has received the following from  lord Roberts, dated Capeto.vn,  January 21.��������� General French reports a demonstration Avith caA*ah-y  and tAvo guns, tOAvard Hobron, on  Friday, but otherwise the situation is unchanged."**-- "_  -A third supplementary' list of  the British'casualties in the attack  upon Ladysmith on January 0th,  Avas* published by the Avar office to-"  day. I fc sIioaa's 2d non-eommissionqd  officers and men . killed, and live  dangerously Avounded. This brings  the total of casualties in that engagement to 48S.       _    *  HONORED   THEIR   CHIEF.  The members of the L. O..L., No.  1092, took occasion the other evening upon tho installation of-the  officers of the lodge to place upon  iccord their-'appreciation of the  services rendered to the lodge by  the retiring master John Toyo, and  at the same tiim* presented him  with a, handsome pastmaster's  jewel. The address accompanying  the presentation Avas as follows :  Dear sir and brother���It is Avith  the sineerest pleasure that Ave aA*ail  ourselves of this opportunity of expressing our gratitude for your  counsel and Avise direction during  the past two terms that you have  so"ably_fiiled"tho"ch-~irof tiio~Ncls.oi~~  L. i). L., your punctuality, patience  and faithfulne-j.*5 in the discharge of  all business connected with your  ollice, have been living lessons  wliich avc trust we may never forget. We recognize that it Avas  largely through your efforts and in- .  iluence that'(he lodge aviis lust esw-  labli.shed here. ae> well as brought  to its prcs.-nt .state of effr-.-jiey.  Your aim has o.-_>r been to make it  what it .--hoi.id be, and keep it from  any blot that would-ully its beauty  or destroy it,-, influence in the cit3��,  The highc-t principles have ncA'er  been 'sacriliced.for tho -~al<(* of number-, or'-how. Hence it i�� foi- your  sterling worth and the lesson**, you  have imparted tons, that we, a few  private persons of tin** lodge request you to acct-pc thi-- paymaster",- jewel it*, a token of our appreciation and regard. , We'trust that  whenever you look upon it you will  not only remember the friends of.  Nelson, but also be owotiraged to  do more faithful'work as opportunity may afford.  Father Chimquy's Will.  IvANKAi-i-i-, Illinois, January 21.-���  The Avill of father C'hiuiquy. the  famous ex-commumc-ufed priest,  who died in Montiea! last year, was  filed yesterday. Father Chiniquy,  in hi- will .-"ay**, ho dies in the faith  of the Presbyterian church.  Rossl-ind Defeated at Hockey.  The league hockey match at-  I.ossland ou Saturday night resulted in the defeat of the Victorias  by the Boundary team. The score  was 2 goals to 0. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. G  MONDAY JANUARY 22, 1900  i��i  f*. i  W  1-4; ��  I SSI  ii-  m  If ���  I  ect*"*'  &  m  ?>_  _!.  i*_f(.  IS  1  ���fe  Overalls and Jumpers  We have just received a large lot of overalls, smocks and  jumpers.   Overalls with and without bib.   Extra values.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  ��lte Gbvibnrtz.  Tin-; members of the provincial  legislature have before them a resolution, the object of which is to  keep alive all mineral claims held  by men who have volunteered for  service in South Africa. This very  thoughtful suggestion has been  made by Mr. Deaue of Kamloops,  and in tho form submitted it is proposed to keep such claims alive  from the present time until tAvelve  months after the conclusion of  peace. It is safe to say that this  is one recommendation of the government party Avhich the opposition will not oppose.  Thi. Semlin government has been  ; roundly aliased for sheltering Martin,   Iliggins   and  Prentice,   three  men Avho. appear   Avilling  to   smite  the hand that succored them.  WiiENi-Vi-R a member of the  mine OAvners' association manages  to secure an alien Avilling to Avork  for $3 a day, he always manages to  secure the services of a provincial  constable to "protect" the alien  Avorkcr from outside influences.  Provincial constables Avould be  better employed in protecting the  Canadians a\'1io pay the taxes out  of which the provincial constables  draAV their salaries.   Thk Rossland Miner, in discussing the fire insurance rates in that  toAvu, cites cx-alderman Lalonde as  authority for the statement that  rates aro higher in Rossland iioav  than they Avere before the toAvu  liad either Avater Avorks or a fire department. Jn block 20 in -that  place, the rate Avas 0 per cent in  1895 when the town had no water  supply or other" fire-fighting ap-  / plianccs than a liook and ladder  company in name only. The rate  in  tho  same  block  is now   7  per  cent. . - ���   PATRIOTIC   UTTERANCES.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier spoke at  -Sherbrooke, Quebec, last AA'eek.  The difference in the tone pervading the prime minister's address  from the tone of deliverances Avhich  . the people* of Canada haA'e been  treated to Avithiu recent Aveeks is  very marked. Alluding to Canada's  r position in the empire, sir Wilfrid  said: ,  The mother country is engaged  in the greatest war, perhaps, that  it has been engaged in during the  century, the Avar Avith the rJLYans-  vaal   republic.    We believe it our  duty a*, a  British colony to  take  part in thi.- war and to permit 2000  Canadian volunteers to enlist in the  "--English army aurl_to fight-for the-  mother  country.     We  did  it   because AAre believed it our duty to do  it in  response  to   the  unanimous  sentiments  of the  people  of   this  country.    Wo  are a free country:  ours is a constitutional government,  gaud our fluty is to put into execu-  -^^Sijtlie popular *vfU^^��rul the mo-  nient13>^*f^,frii!ar Avill  AA*a_> known  tons Ave had but one duty to discharge, and avc discharged it of our  oavii free Avill.    There wa-. no power  to  constrain us to act as avc  did:  bat in the plentitudi* of our legislative independence aw had the right  to. reply to the popular will, manifested to ua.    We did not do it for  the purpose of lending  l-_ugland a  material  Avhich  she clfd not heed,  but Avt1 rejoiced'at the opportunity  of giA'ing to the world a spectacle  never seen before���the -pectaele of  the  colonic?    behind   the   mother  country���and that avc could not remain indifferent when Bngland had  a war with one of her ci-emi---.   AVe  slioAved the Avorld that the British  empire Avas above all a land of liberty,  and that  thcie   was enough  liberty  in that empire to make it  the ditty of every citizen to allirm  its unity Avhen occasion  pieaontod.  We are told that Krench-C.xnadi.ins  have nothing to do Avith that Avar.  Gentlemen,  I am here to speak no  language but the language of the  truth.    I am not here to say anything Avhich J would   not .vi-ih to  repeat  elsewhere.    This   war  does  not affect Knglish and French-Canadians   in   the same  Avay.     With  Canadians of English origin it tv-is  the voice of the blood that spoke,  the most powerful A'oice that can  appeal to the human heart. When  Canadians of English origin knew  that their brethren A\*ere fighting  in Africa their blood boiled and  they burned to go to their kindred's  aid. It Avas not the same A*oice that  spoke to us of French origin ; it AA*as  the A*oice of gratitude, the voice of  national solidarity, Avhich summons  us all to be united under the flag of  the country in Avhich avc live.  As  for me,  I lawe  devoted  my  political  life   to   a  single idea.    1  may succeed or I may fail, but in  any case when I amit iny grave it  am  be  inscribed  upon my. tomb:  "Here  lies a  man  who  desired to  make the Canadian family a united  family under the same flag."   (Loud  cheers.)    I do  not  ask  my fellow  countrymen of French origin to feel  the  same  enthusiasm -about   that  AA'ar  as  that  AA'hich  naturally   inspires    our  felloAv-countrymen    of  English   origin.      I knoAV Iioav  to  make the distinction; but I ask my  French   fellow-countrymen   to   do  from a sense of duty Avhat our English  fellow-countrymen   do  under  the impulse of enthusiasm.    I have  said that I have Riven my life to  the  realization  of an  idea.    That  idea does not'originate with me.    ft  commenced  with a Liberal leader,  Louis II. Lafontaine, avIio said before  the act of union Avas passed :  "Our safety is in the union of Upper  and Lower Canada, aud the union  of French   and English reformers.  Need  I recall'.-   What feelings are  stronger than race feelings ?   1 am  a British subject; but there Avas a  time AA'hen our liberties Avere withheld, and Avhen Ave had to fight for  them.    There  are  some  here who  came from the banks of the Cham-  bly River, and who remember the  battles fought in 1837 for our rights,  and they remember that at the battle of St. Denis tho commander was  not a French-Canadian but an Englishman,  Dr. Wolfred Nelson, and  that at the battle of St. Charles he  aa'Iio  commanded the lebel troops  AA'as Mr. Thomas Brown."    I mention the^c to .sIioav that the cause of  liberty is above distinctions of race  and creed.    It is' said that the Boer  AA'ar is an unjust war.    I do no intend to examine the question.    The  AA'ar is going on; our mother country is at Avar; it is enough for me.  if Ave.go further avc shall find that,  after all,"the origin of this AA'ar is  simply a question' of  civil justice  and religions and political liberty.  If the Boers of the Transvaal had  been -Avilling  to  give what we in  Canada give to all Avho come here-  religious aud political liberty���that  Avar would never- haA'e taken place.  I do not desire  to speak ill of a  brave nation.    We all admire bravery, and the Boers deserve our- admiration for their A*alor.    I admire  their courage,  but  1  cannot  help  seeing    that,  bravo   as  they   are,  nevertheless  at bottom they 1__*. v��  remained a. hat their ancestors were  in the seventeenth century���that ib  to say, they do not knoAV what religious liberty is, and they cannot  accord it. ���They-are-Protcstantsj-it  is their  right: but  they refuse religious liberty to the other nationalities and  other creeds.    Do  j'on  *-eek a proof?   Something occurred  lately, after the battle of Magers-  Tontein,  Avhich sIioavs the  intolerance of those people.    After the assault of general Methuen upon the  position    occupied    by  the    Boor.-*  there Avas great lo-s of life and the  plain remained covered  AA'ith dead.  Among the Briti-h killed wercsome  Irish and Scotch Catholic-..    Naturally these people had hoped that if  they fell ou the field of battle their  burial Avould be conducted by their  chaplain,    (.eneral  Methuen asked  for an armistice in order to bury  the dead.    The,Boers agreed, but  they stipulated   that  no    services  should be conducted by a Catholic  .-!_-rgj man, but tlnvt only one Protes-  tint clergyman should be allowed  to  officiate.    (Jentlemen,  could intolerance  go   further?    If  that   is  how they treated  the dead,  Avhat  avi'11 they do with tho Ha ing?  1 am surprised at one thing.  There is a paper called Le Semaine  Koligieu-e, but Avhich I have long  known to be more political than religious conducted in the interest of  all that Avas mo.t extreme in the  Bleu party. I am surprised that a  paper calling itself a religious paper  should display so much enthusiasm  as that paper has displayed in favor  of the Boers. If the editor of that  paper was in the Trans, aal and  published articles in such a strain  he Avould be promptly shut up in  jail, but it is the nobility and greatness of the British institutions un  der Avhich the publisher of Le  Semaine Religieuse lives that those  institutions can be insulted with  impunity. That is the difference  betAA'een British institutions and  the institutions of the Transvaal  Republic. I do not intend to speak  at greater length on this matter. I  wished to explain in a few Avords  the position we had taken.  And iioav may I say a word as to  the  attitude of the Conservatives  on this, question.    On one side they  say : '-Laurier has not done enough;  h'o is u Frenchman."    On the other  side they say:    "He  has done  too  much;  he is an Englishman."    Because 1 did my duty, putting aside  questions  of race aud creed, I am  attacked on both sides.    But, in my  turn, I am iioav before French and  English  Canadians, and  to both I  appeal.to support the truly national, truly British,  and truly Canadian policy Ave haA'e inaugurated on  that  question.    There,   gentlemen,  is  the principal question I had to  treat this evening.    I haA'e others  Avhicli I shall discuss in the English  language, but before leaving  you,  my fellow-countrymen, let me say  this as a last  appeal:    You and I  are of the same race; but you and I  live Avith English neighbors on all  sides.    Is there not in this country  enough liberty, justice aud eulight-  ment? Have hot all an equal share of  happiness and prosperity?   Is there  not  room  enough iii  this country  for a great nation?   Is there not  room enough for each of us to preserve'the pride of his origin and at  the same time to  aspire  to great  thiugs in the future?  Sunday at Mafeking.  Cape Town Argus.  Sunday at Mafeking is observed  as a day of rest by  mutual  agreement.    There is but little  question  that this day  off is  a  remarkable  boon to the inhabitants.     Our outposts   conA'erse   in   a  curious  but  friendly manner Avith those  of ,the  enemy.     AVe ourselves indulge,in  baths, shaves, clean shirts, polished  boots and other luxuries unkuoAvn  during Aveek days.    One  is able to  go to church, if he  be  among the  faithful,  for  the  celebration is regularly said each  Sunday by  the  rector and Roman  Catholic priest.  You may eat breakfast in  comfort,  and during the   morning   wander  round snap-shooting, happy in the  knoAvledge   that shells  or  Mauser  bullets Avill not interfere untimely  with your comforts.     Your' lunch  need not be gulped doAvn in fear of  a 100-poimder bursting through the  dining-room   window,   and 'in  the  afternoon we play cricket matches,  aud the volunteer band  discourses  music in the market square.   Let  'no  one imagine  that, because Ave  have thosenuterests of comfort, the  siege of Mafeking is a picnic.   So  far Ave have not been hurt seriously, because avp have had the advantage of a man of great knowledge  to command us, but as the days  wear on,  and  the    enemy    more  closely invests us, Ave begin to won-  der whether the  end may  not be  really serious.  COMPANY.  -.��<>*-_��� *�������*-���.-^ ���^���"���S?'- *^5^- ^^-S?"- ^.^."SNSi1- ^-'Sr* -^-5^  ��� "ST- "o*. ��� -^ >*. ��� ^T* ��T- "ST- ,-��*��. ��� ~5^ >�����. ��� -3^*- ��T�� ^  LACE  CURTAINS    j  from \  to  k  mm BBMiKfi  of Table Cloths, Sheets  Pillow Cases, Etc.  *\*">*s\  to  to  to  Annual January Sale  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  Commencing1 Monday, January 21st.  ETC.  Having received our.complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Whitewear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to offer at exemely  low prices these lines. "No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  to  to  to  INCORPORATED 1670.  jru��st Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  -    Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��\  ChMren's White Aprons, 40c up  Children's White Pinafores, 50c up  Children's Slips, Night Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies' White Aprons, 25c np  Ladies' Corset Covers, 20c up  Ladies' Drawers, 25c pair .  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Skirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c up  White Table Damask from 45c up '  White Table Napkins from $1.00 dozen  Red Table Damask from 35c up  Bed Table Damask from $1.00 up  White Cotton Towels, I5e large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5c up  Swiss,   Nainsook and   Lawn  from 2ic per yard up  Embroideries  FLOOR OIL CLOTHS from 35c yard up; CARPETS from 60c yard; odds, ends and  remnants'of DRESS GOODS, SILKS, RIBBON, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, CARPETS at  less than half price.   Ladies' D. & A. CORSETS (special) at 50c per, pair  We invite inspection of quality and prices  r  ,f and Children's  and  Drawers, Bedueed Prices >  ���o<^__^0  FRED  IRVINE & CO.  Nelson, 3.O.  AH Carpets Sewed  and Laid  Free of Charge  ...  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  W. Starmei> Srr|ith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  -  CHIMNEY_SWE_EP]NG   BooK Binding  0-l.cc_;Wai-d Stitot  Opposite Oii-iii -_<.nse  WOOD FOR SALE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  ANY I,1W(-TII_J  Leave oiik-r*. ... Old Cutio.ily Shop, on Josephino ".hoot. CVIK mUIJAM._  ONE~DOLXAR ~a" LOAD  Tho undersigned hns a largo quantity of flr.  cedar, and tamttrac slabs, in KMnch and 4-foot  lengths, suitah-e for stove wood, which will be  gold for 81 a loud at the mill yard.  NELSON SAW & PI.AN1NG MII.1-S. Ltd.  Nolson. August 19th. 1809.  Haul Co.il  Antlii.iuite  Telephone 13  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65 tW---'--1   $6-15  DELIVERED  AND  BooK Making  The Tribune has a thoroughly, equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing department. All kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebindirsg done, on short notice  i-.u-J'-ioxi-  33  The Nefsoq Saw arid Plaqiqg Mills, Limited  We have a stock__of one, and a_ half_million  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  Goal  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  NKJ-SO.V, III.JTK-H COI.UMIHA  The bc.t   ..ilue for the monej in the maiket  for ul! purposes.  ii.iiMS _a-_ii      W. P. T-Ki-Vi.v, General AroiiI  Telephone 147.    Oflicc with C. li. J. Chri-jhc.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. O.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer frebh roasted coffeo of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound $   10  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  I 00  Fine Santos, i pounds .  100  Santo. Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds  1 0"  Our Rio -Roast, 6 pounds ..������ 1 0"  A trial order nolicitod.   Salo-room 2 doors sa_t  of Od(lfellow_ block, We*t Baker street.  sociatioi  The Nelsoq Saw aqd Piaqing Mills, Lin)ited  Oflicc ,md Mills coiner Hull anil Front Streets, Kelson.  BURNS BLOCK  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE.  .Notice i-> hereby given that *..e the undersigned  formerly cu'i-yin^ on busiiu-is as Saloon Keepers in the t.ity of Nol-ion in tho Pio\ inco of Bnt-  lsh Columbia, under the fli in name and stylo of  Johnson J_ j-iiuith, have 11ns day by _mifu.il consent dissolved Ihu s.iid pui-lnnship. The said  busii-ess will bo continued by the nni!ei-*-i{-;nul,  ltohcrL _-, Smith, who will p,iy all out .landing  liabilities of the said firm and to whom all accounts; due the sv.id Ilrm aro payable to,  3',-led ul Nelson, li. C��� thih 2_rd day of Dccem  ber, IM).  A. N. JOHNSON.  Witness: W. A. Gaujhfh. It. JK, SMITH.  ompaffly  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetafcfes  H. D.  ASHOROFT  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS-  Full   stocks  carried   at   Nelson   and i  Rossland.   Mai! orders solicited. "  Wagon repawns, promptly attended to by a  flrfit-ciasB wheelwright.  Special attention fdven to all kinds of repairing and ciiRtom work from outside point".  Shop.   Hall St., between Bakor and Vernon  FOR SALE  One of the most dcsiiablc houses on Vietoiia  sh-eet, with all modern romeniencos, suitable  foi -.-null family. Owner leaving cit\. Unrgitin  if taken quick.   Drawer K poslclHce.' THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C, MONDAY, JANUARY'2., 1900  I  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up.. $12,000,000  REST      6.000,000  Lord Slrathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Jlon. George A. Drummond Viee-1'i-esident  K. S. C'loitston General -Manager  I  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  Branches in London- (England) Nkw Yom.,  Ciiicai.o, and all tho priuci]ial cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Huy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Cranl. Coiiimorcial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of tho world.  iJrafts Issued, Collections Hade, Etc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CU-dtl-XT  UA'i'l. OK  IST-illl-ST l-AII).  :  TRANSVAAL'S J3PE.-T   DOOR.  New >ork .Sun.  There has been mention  of late  in the newspapers of the great  delay in  deciding  tho  Delagoa  Bay  railroad arbitation  case, a  matter  now running back  as far  as 1S00,  and of its importance in diplomatic  circles, owing to the general  belief  that England will come into possession of Delagoa Bay when  the case  is ended.    As  is  well  known,  the  railroad was constructed by colonel  13dward    McMurdo,   an   American  capitalist, who for years was  well  known   in   the    London   financial  world.  ��� Colonel Edward McMurdo, a Ken-  tuckian living in London, a man of  great energy, had . his attention  drawn to"the richness of the'Trains-.  A*aal long before Britishers took  any interest in Oom Paul's country.  Colonel McMurdo was tlio son of a  well-known clergyman. In tlio'  civil war he was noted for, his  bravery, and came to be a protege  of general Grant. In London he  had a great business success. His  home in Berkeley Square was the  seat of ii generous hospitality.  Many of the Englishmen who in  the oiirly SO's went to South Africa  were in. the pay of colonel McMurdo.* While'sir Thomas ���Tailored and his stall' of engineers were  building tlje Delagoa Bay railroad,  capable agents were scouring the  ! Transvaal and neighboring regions  then under native rule, seeking for  mines and tracts of territory capable ot development by colonizers.  So little did financial London know  />�� the Transvaal and its resources  Jm those days that it is told "of colonel ~ [eJMurdo that he actually had  men give free lectures, illustrated  by lantern pictures, which persons  from every walk of industrial life  w.ere asked to attend. McMurdo  was iccogni/cd as the great pioneer  of South African development and  enterprise. Cecil Rhodes, Barney  Baintito and Beit followed the way  blazed by the American.  At the time of hi*** death,'iu ISiK),  colonel "McMurdo was chief owner  of the vSt. Augustine diamond mine  in Iviuibcj'ley, and controlled many  other promising ventures ill South  Africa. He was' building the  Tchuantepec railroad across Mexico,  connecting the Culf with the Pacific,  and had just disposed of tho controlling interest in the Financial  News of London. With the loss of  his master mind, many of his faraway enterprise-** failed to tin ivc  under the perfunctory management  of his -.uccessors, and gradually  passed to other hands. His genius  -told him that-to-control -the railway connecting the Transvaal with  its natural harbor, and consequently  Avith the outside world, would  amouut to tho control of a nation,  and that nation occupying very  rich soil. Colonel McMurdo thiib  foresaw tho potentialities of Delagoa  Bay. His Jiamed is affixed to the  Delagoa Bay railroad, and it will  probable always be known as the  "McMurdo Railway," whatever itt.  corporate title.  In the closing month of 1883,  colonel McMurdo obtained a con-  ceFsion from the king of Portugal  for the construction of a railway from  Lorenzo Maiqucv. to the Portugal  frontier.1 At that time the condition  of the Tran-ivaal and the --hinterland'' was widely different from--  what ib now i&. The existence of  gold in payable quantities was almost unknown, the commercial and  agricultural interests of the country  were in a depressed condition, and  the Transvaal treasury was empty.  A concession had been gianted  previously by Portugal for the railroad, carrying a subvention, but it  was so freighted with stipulations  and conditions, stringent and ambiguous, as to keep people from embarking capital in the proposed  enterprise.  McMurdo wanted a concession unhampered by conditions, one that  would give the exclusive right of  cariying passengers and goods  across the Portuguese colon)" of  Mozambique for ninety-nine year**.  He desired no subvention that  'would snake of the Portuguese gov-  erument a partner. He probably  well knew of the shifty character  of the Latin-descended I*or_.ijg.iese.  At all events, he  wanted a concession   that  would   give  him a free  hand so long as its conditions were  icspectod.    This  he  secured direct  from the king, carrying with it the  exclusive right  to  fix  freight and  passenger    rates,    with   telegraph  privileges, the  gift of an island in  Doh.goa bay, and a land grant calling for  a  goodly part  of the now  important part of the town of Lorenzo Marqucz, as well as vast tracts  of wild lands along  the line of the  road.    Its terms were agreed upon  in direct conference.    The late John  M. Francis of Troy, New York, then  United States  minister  at Lisbon,  lent colonel McMurdo all the assist-  once in  hi_>  ol'licial power throughout the negotiations. 0  Colonel McMurdo aud his associates in due time built the road from  Delagoa bay to the Transvaal frontier.    It was a most expensive line  to construct.  Bridges and ironwork  were made in England and carried  to'South Africa ^to be put together  there.    A fleet of steamers disembarked in Delagoa bay the locomotives, cars, station buildings, in fact  practically everything  needed .of a?  constructive character.  Some of the  ironwork and rails  ordered by the  Gladstone government for the Sua-  kitn-Berber   military  railway  into  the Soudan,  and  never  used, was  purchased by  McMurdo  and transported to South Africa.  The concession called for the making of a line terminating exactly at  the  Transvaal   frontier,   and   the  government furnished the constructors with maps oh which tho "frontier"   was   definitely  indicated  in  'commanding letters'.    To this point  the road was built, under constant  .observation.of military engineer officers  of  the   Lisbon  government.  When declared by them to be completed, the road  was formally opened with grand festivities.  A holiday  was   decreed  throughout  the  colony,  a  train  iilled  with digna-  taries ran from Lorenzo Marques to  the frontier,  drawn   by, an engine  named in honor of. tho I~o_ tugue&e  king, and-.the line was declared formally by the supervising authorities  to.be completed and open for traffic.   A banquet was given at Lorenzo Marquez to the  governor of the  colony, the bishops, the superior officers of the local regiments, in fact  all officialdom of a grade demanding  attention on an  occasion  of that  sort.    Loyal  toa&t__  were drunk to  the king, and congratulatory cablegrams were _.ent to colonel McMurdo in England.   This  was in 1SS7.  Six months after when the Transvaal  was beginning to throb with  bush-ess   energy,     and    with   the  country becoming veined with railroads that  must of necessity converge at the frontier and communicate with the sea and outer  world  byjneans of the McMurdo road, the  Delagoa Bay enterprise was much  to   the fore in   Europe, and   had  taken a commanding place in political talk at every capital of importance.    It was  conceded  that the  Delagoa railroad must in time play  an-important-part- in- controlling  the   destinies   of   the  lieiumcd-in  Transvaal.    From Pretoria to Delagoa Bay was only about throe hundred miles, as against more than  1100 by way* of Cape Town.     The  Boers had a dislike for everything  Brilish, and every road leading to  the sea, save the Delagoa route, led  across hundreds of miles of  British  soil.    Political  reasons   Avere  thus  combined   with   facts   of logic  in  naming Delagoa Bay as tho natural  point of ingress aud egress  for the  Transvaal.    It  was  natural, therefore, that the American concessionaire   was recognized   as  one who  could   have an  important word  in  all matters dealing with the South  African   Republic.     As a fact, lie  sought only to make his venture  a  great success on legitim-ite linos.  A  year after his railway was open for  business four  governments���Great  Britain,. Germany, Holland and the  Transvaal���were competing in their  offers for his controlling interest iu  the undertaking.  Recognizing possibly the fact  that its concession had been drafted iu too liberal a spirit, Portugal  was now treating the McMurdo  venture in a manner portending no  good. There was grounds for suspicion that the Boers and Portuguese were engaged in a conspiracy  with a hope of forcing the railroad  into their own hands,  could furnish money in  fl is a fact, supported by documents  that a continental banker tendered  colonel McMurdo a certified bank  check for about $5,000,000 for his  interest in the road, acting obviously for the Boers and Portuguese.  The oiler was declined.    Then foj-  tf#ll##!!l_5#llf  i��*r_  *-5_-  ���_<_*v  ���*:��*  il  Well, rather. We received an entire car,  (1300) of chairs last Tuesday, containing  fancy diners (in. suits or otherwise), fancy  rockers in cobbler seat or wood, cheaper  dining chairs finished in golden oak and  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office tilt-  ers in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  D, McArthur & Go.  #  M  <��i.  /f��i  The Boers  any sum.  lowing a threat to obtain the line  by methods less honest than direct  purchase. Disturbing as the threat  was colonel McMurdo's belief was  that the Portuguese would never  dare attempt so high-handed an  outrage as the dispossession of  himself and his English associates  from their legal rights. He set a  very high value on United States  citizenship.  The   utter   faithlessness   of  the  Portuguese Avas made apparent in  many. Avays.    In   1899   the  Lisbon  government  served notice oil  him  that   it   had   discovered  that the  railway   was   not liuished   to  the  frontier, and that the dividing line  between its  territory and that of  the Transvaal Avas six miles further  inland, and that if the railway was  not completed  to that arbitrarily-  named  place  Avithin  four   months  the  line  would, be  seized   by the  government and the concession cancelled.    Colonel McMurdo answered  that to construct a railroad across  ravines and over a range  of mountains in four mouths was physically  impossible, and said that if  he had  the necessary time he would build  -the six-mile addition gladly.   There  was  no  lack  of money and other  means on his part.    The  newly imposed   condition   was   meant,   obviously, to compel hiin. to sell his  interest in the enterprise.    All  engineers   knew   the   additional   six  miles could not be built in the specified time, especially Avith the Avot  season just beginning,  Tho Portuguese invented this  "movable frontier" to seive their  OAvn ends, and Avasted no time in  explaining why the originally-  named "frontier" had been discarded. They had conceived a  frontier on wheels, as it Avere, that  could be moved about at -will in  their desire to dodge the terminus  of the railroad. As an interesting  fact, it Avas not until two years  later that the froutier between the  Boer republic and the Portuguese  colony wat. fixed by convention between the two governments, and  then quite a different frontier from  either-the-ouc-to Avhich-the road  had been completed and the one six  miles inland Avas agreed* upon.  Every previous attempt to place  the dividing line had been mere  guesswork.  In May of 1889 colonel McMurdo  died suddenly at his London home  of paralysis of the brain as a result  of ovei-Avork and Avorry. The following month the property of the  Delagoa Bay Raihvay Company  wa*_' Seized by Portuguese regiments, acting under orders from  Lisbon. The outcry throughout  Ktu'ope Avas very great. In England the feeling against Portugal  Avas intense. Indignation meetings  were held publicly, and a severance  of all relations*. Avith Portugal avus  strongly advocated. It Avas even  proposed to exclude Portuguese securities from dealings on the London Stock Exchange. A squadron  of British warships was hurried to  Delagoa bay Avith orders.  In America the affair was understood. The Avife of coloiyol McMurdo, an inheritor of his estate,  appealed  to  the state department  at AVashington to demand  repaia- ... _.__._.  j.. i , tii   ��� I     ���*��� large stock of first-class dry material on  tion and secretary Blame, co-oper- t hand, also a full Una of sash, doors, mouldings,  reparation to Mrs. McMurdo, but  yielded to ti request for arbitration.  :He forced Portugal, ..however.to  abandon its charges of technical  breach of contract, and confess unwarranted seizure, thereby reducing the arbitration to one of indemnity only. Colonel Robert G-.  Ingersoll, chief counsel for the  American plaintiff, cooperated with  Mr. Blaiiie in arranging the terms  of submission. ,,<  In 1890 the president of the Swiss  Republic appointed three jurists of  his country to sit as a  court to determine the 'value of the railroad,  concession   and   lauds   and   their  future   earning  capacity,  so that  Portugal  should at  once  pay the  Englishmen and the Americans interested in the affair the Aralue of  their   property.     The  arbitrators  gave the interested powers  to understand that its labors  would  be  completed in eighteen months,'   Up  to the appointment of the  Delagoa  court Swiss judges had done a good  share of the work  of arbitrating  disputes between governments, but  the almost criminal procrastination  that has characterized the Delagoa  case will doubtless^cause litigating  states to apply elsewhere to apply  elseAvhere to have disputes adjudicated.    More than one secretary of  state   of   the   United * States  and  more than one premier of England  has besought    the   arbitrators  to  render their decision.    No Portuguese official,  presumably  Has  desired to hasten matters, for  to fall  dishonestly   into  possession   of  a  railroad,  paying  at  these times a  net profit of $400,000 a year is  too  excellent a proposition to tamper  with.    Portugal naturally is dreading  to  have payday come, and  it  Avill be awkward Avithout  outside  help*for the Portuguese government  to raise the ten or twelve million  dollars for its high-handed spoliation of other people's property.  A board of engineers sent to South  Africa by the arbitrators reported  the value of the concession alone, to  be, on December 31st, 1890, $9,000,-  000. Unofficial valuers said it was  worth $15,000,000.  A dozen times the arbitrators  haA'e set a date for announcing their  aAvard; but something always intervenes, a holiday,has to be taken,  or an expert has to be sent to South  Africa to value a pile of last year's  railway sleepers. Meanwhile lord  Salisbury's inquiry is permitted to  remain for days untouched beneath  an official door at Berne, before the  arbitrators can find time to open  and prepare it for pigeonholing.  Thus, in a moral sense, the Swiss  arbitrators years ago became the  allies of the Portuguese -government,  through permitting- their dilatori-  ness to serve Portugal's aversion to  paying for s property deliberately  stolen. In international arbitrations  there is no statute or rule of limitation, and by constant trading on  "official courtesy" decades may pass  without the performance by an  arbitral court of a title of the duty  entrusted to them. The cause of  arbitration has received a setback  through the Delagoa arbitrators.  Delagoa Bay admittedly is the  front door to the Transvaal,- more  than merely the key; and the Delagoa railway is the most valuable  sixty miles of trackage in the world.  Its potentialities of value in time of  war are iioav recognized, and, the  present conflict over, . it Avill be  worth tAvice what it was. a year  ago, for it will carry, a nation's  traffic. Under British rule Delagoa  Bay AA'Ould soon become one of the  busiest harbors of England's great  empire.        >   Broad Was the Victor.  New York, January '19.���At the  Broadway Athletic Club tonight  "Kid" Broad, of Cleveland, defeated  Joe Bernsteru of this city in Avhat  was one of the hardest twenty-five  round goes that ever took place.in  the clubhouse.  "BOBS."  Ther's a little red-faced man,  Which is Hobs,  Rides the tallest 'orse he can���  Our Bobs.  If it backs, or kicks or rears,  'B can sit for twenty years,  AVith a smile -.round both 'is ears���  Can't yer, Hobs.'  Then 'ore's to Hobs Bahadur-little Hobs.  Hobs. Bobs!  'K's our nukka Kandahcr��� Fight in' Bobs,  .  Bobs, Bobs! . . . .     ���-���  'K's the hook of Aggy Chcl:  'E's the man that's done us well,  An. we'll follow him to 'el-  Won't we, Hobs *  If a limber's slipped a trace,  'Ook uu Bobs:  If a market's lost is place.  Dress by Bobs.  For 'e's eyes all up 'is coat.  An'a bugle in'is throat,  An'you will not play the goaf  L'nder Bob?.  . o  'K'sa littlcdown on drink.  r.    Chaplin Hobs;  But it keeps us outer (.'link���  Don't it Hobs.'  .So we will not .complain,  Tho' 'e's water on the brain.  If 'c leads us.straight again���  Hlue-1'ght Bobs.  If you stood hiii on 'is head,  Father Hobs:  You could spill a quart o' lead  Outer.Hobs.  'It's been at it thirty years.  An' anmssin' souvencers,  In the way o' sugs and spears.  Ain't yer Bobs I ',  AA'liat'e does not know'o war,  . Geu'ral Hobs.  Vou can arst flic shop, next door���  Can't they, Hobs.*  ()h,'e's little, but 'e's.wise ;  'K's a terror for 'i. size.  An'- 'e���does���not���advertise���  Do yer Bobs '>.'������  Now they've made a blooiniu' lord  Outer Bobs, o  Which was but 'is fair reward���  Weron'sit.-Bobs?   _  Au''e'll wear a coronet  AVlicro 's 'elmet used to set,'  But wc know you wont forget���  Will yer Bobs.  Then 'ore's to Bobs Bahadur���little Bobs,  Bobs, Hobs!  I'ockct-Wellin'ton an' 'ai-der���Fightin Bobs,  Bobs, Bobs!  This ain't no blooiniu'ode,  But you've helped the soldier's load,  An' for benefits bestowed,       .  Bless yer, Bobs!       .   . ,  Sherman for Secretary.  Nkw York, January 19.��� A  special to the Tribune from Washington says: It is iioav believed  certain that at the republic-tin senate  caucus to be held on Friday repre-  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  On  application  we will quote you aatcs on  Fuc, Life, Accident and Plate Glass Iii<*uranco  AGENTS I'OR J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors   _Windows .   Inside Finish  Innal and coat...  Flooring  local and roast.  ' Newel Posts  Stair Rail    *  - Mouldings  '  Shingles  *    Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of nil kinds,  ���- j  IK WHAT VOL*  W.l.VI- IS NOT I.V VIOCIv  \vi: wn.i, ��i u_K jr i ou i<n;  CALL AND GET,PRICKS.  FOR SALE  HC-SIM-SS   _.VD ��I*.SIDK.V'irAL I*_.Ol'I--.TV  2j  by 120 with improvements, south side  Vernon htiuel .... > S5O00  50 by 120 corner of Baker and Hall btrceU.  -\_iticiilar_ given on application.  2ilol _ v.ith cottage,_teiiU.d._t$lo per month,  Victoria sheet        $3500  2 lots with cottage, rented at$2G pe_ month,  Stanley street    S3000  i lots including corner, 200 foot frontage ?1200  For Residential Ptopcity you could not do  better thou invest in Fairviow, commonly  knov.n as l-og-tstowi., especially now that tbe  trail way is completed and in operation.  Kor p,utic<i-iir- apply to above Ifim, Wt,_.t  Ilakcr Street, Nelson.  rR/SHERWOdD  ROOMS L1UIITKD BY ELKCTRICITY  . AND HEATKU BY SN-AM.  25 CENTS TO ?I  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.    '  Lighted by Electricity and Heal-  ea with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and   flrst-clas-  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door went  of Rank of British  Columbia building.  A. Sayward  AM. AND 1,-KK STUKI-.  Contractors and  Tl -[.I. ANT) 1.-KK STl-KMS.  N 1-1.80..  ers  WILL DO "WELL TO  ating with the British government,  pronrptly made deiaand upon Portugal for payment. Portugal chose  to trade upon her weakneHs. Consequently, when the Lisbon government pleaded guilty and admitted responsibility by paying a committing &um on account, Kngland  and the United States .vere forced  to give ear to her cnti-cn ty for a  court of arbitration to fix the  amount of indemnity.  Secretary   Blaine   favored compelling .Portugal to make immediate  G- 0. Buchanan's  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:   Foot of Hendryx street, Nolson  Telephone, 91    Jol)?!   Ra6,   kgBtlt  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  JUiododendron"-, Itust--. Isinoy Evei-freei--*.  MagnOi.is, Bulb'., new crop Lawn dinv Seed for  prc-tnt oi ���.[jiJiik )il,ii]tiiijr, I-arKC--!. and 1110-.1  complete stotk in \\ .".tun Cinad.i. Call and  moke 'your Heluetions or send for catalogue, Address at nuruery gl-oumid and ffi'ui.nhoiiHe.  M. J. HEN.IY.  'MM Wcrtlmiii.tcr _foad, Vancouver, li, C.  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  ��o\ a,} j.li0110 ,I7  IK.SUIt__N-_K   MOY..;y to I.t'A.V  l-'Ol�� 1U.XT  IV|rs_ E. 0. Clarke, Prop.  i.ati: oi" 'ihi: i-Ovai, uoji.u (ai.(.aky  HUME  HOTEL  The fljiOHt hotel  in tho interior.  Samplo rooms.  Steam heat and  olectrto liRhl.  Modern in every  lespcct.  Oorner Vcinon ard  Ward Sts , N'el-on  H. D. HUME, %r.  (Vjadden Ifouse  JUkei and Ward  Stiecl--, NeKon  Tho Only hotel in Kc_m.ii that has remained  under one mat.ager_.-ont ginco 1890.  Tho bod-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity. >���  Tho bar In always stocked by tho lnwt domestic and Imported liquori. and clfe.'-W.  THOMAS MADDKN, .���ropr.etor.  tentative J. S. Shermau of New  York -will be1 declared to be the  candidate of the party for secretary  of the senate���which, of course, is  equivalent to an election���and that  his formalac-cep-ance of the honor  -will be announced.  Austria's New Government*.  Vikxxa, January 19.���Emperor  Francis Joseph today accepted the  resignation of the ministry of Dr.  Von Wittek, and entrusted to Dr.  Von Koerber. who was minister of  the interior in the Clary administration, the task of forming a new  ministry.  Will Review the Case.  ]}._--MX, January 1U.���Emperor  William has ordered that a special  report be prepared for him in the  case of prince von Arenberg, recently court-martialled in German South  Africa for killing a subordinate  without provocation and sent to  Berlin for sentence.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  **������ Josephine streets, -wholesale grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  niaekinaws and miners' sundries.    KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nolson,   wholesale  grocers.   TOHN CHOLDITCII & CO.���Front street, Nel-  *"    son, wholo*-alo grocers.   COAL.  CROW'S  NKST PASS  COAL  COMPAXY.-  Wholesalo dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. Barbe. Agent. Halter street. Nolson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.���Corner Baker.and Josephine  ���". streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.   LAWRENCE HARDWARE, -COMPANY���  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and ruining supplies, and water and  pi umbers' supplier   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED���Baker sticet. Nelson, wholc>>.iIo  dealers iu hard ware and mining supplies, plum*  bers and tinsmiths'supplies.   jERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, inanufactuicr.  of and   wholcsaledealers in jcrated waters and '  fruit syrups.   Sole agentsfor Halcyon  Springs  mineral water. '  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES.  WF. TE.-TJ5EI_ & CO.-Corner Baker land  ��� Josephino btrects, Nelson, wholesale dealers in asiayers supplies. Agents Ifor Denver  Fire Clay Co.-of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josophine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquor**, cigars and drj goods. Agents  for Pab.t Blowing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nelson,  ��� whole-ale dealers in liquor*-, cigar-.,  cement, fire brick and flic cl.iy, watci pipe and  steel rails, and general coaimissiou merchants.  ^flouTanT1;ei_d7~"      ~T  BRACKMAN & KER MILLINU COMPANY  LTD.���Front sticet, Nelson, wholesale dealers m Hour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, VictoiU, and New Westminster.  -  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY   CIGAR   MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Bakei   and Hall street-1.. Nel- -  son, manufacturer, of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  "nay Belle" biand*. of cig.u*.  PAINTS   AND   OILS~      "  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholesale dealers in paint*, oils,  and brushes of, all kinds. Largest sicck in  Kootenay.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &.   CO.-Baker  street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage. i  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Niilson, manufactuicis of djiaiiiutc,  sporting, shunping and black blasling powdeis,  v. holPRalc dcalci . in capb and fu��e, and electric  blasting appai atus.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vernon  j-,ticei, Nc]j-0it,_wholc��(ilodenlcrs_l]i provisions, piotiucc, and fruits. Agent,, for Swift &  Co. bacon and ham-.  T Y. GRIKKJN Sc CO.-Corner Venion and  "���" ��� Josephine btreets, Nelson, wholesale dealers  in jiio\ision*i, cuied meats, butter and eggs.  FR. STEWART & CO.-Wai chouses on C. P.  ��� U. tiack, foot of Stanley stieet, Nt-l-on,  wholesale doulei _ in piovi.ions, produce (and  fruit.,. Cold htoragc. Agent-* Armour & Co "s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  ���i Room House.  .?!",  " Room Hoiist*.  .Vl-Ooin Hon*.*!,  .VI foot lot   ,   ..  FOR .SALE  Mot-   .111 f\li,i good l.-iy  S_.Ii>)  :-.*-..  HALCYON WATER  The  IS NO EXPERIMENT.  medicinal    \ nines*   of    HALCYON  WATER  has  been preen.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street   Thorpe <��_ Co.  R. REISTERER & CO.  iii.fcW nts ...vi. nori-i..-*. oi--  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trudo  Brewery at Nelson  B. C. HOTEL  ERIE, B. 0.  Kirpt-ola-f1* in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigar*-. Every comfoit for transient  and renidcnl guesU.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOi-EPH CAMPBELL, Pioprirlor.  A Big* Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  I--R1.S1I  ALWAYS  ( OOI,  The best glass of beer lo lie had lu NeNon is at  Tin: CLUB HOTEL  Corner Sihwi and  Stanley Street*..  E. J. GURRAH, Prop.  A, R. BARROW, A.M_I_C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and ICootonay Street,1-.  O. HOx 550,   ������: TELEPilONE NO, 95  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  *. CO .Ltd. ��� Volson   branch,   Hall   street.  Wholesalo deakrs in butter, eggs and cheese.  sasFTnd doors.  NKLSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  MM 1TED-Coiner Front and Hall stieel.i,  Nelson, manufacturers of and whoies-.le dealers  in wu>!i and doois; all kinds, of factory work uiado  to order.  ~-"- ~~~w7ne_Tand cigars.  CALIFORNIA .WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TKD-Corlier Front and Hall streets, Nelson, -.hol-u-ulu dealers (u wines (case and bulk.)  and domestic a ltd 1111 ported cigars.  lodqe^meetIngsT "~"   ���  KNlGnTB OF PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge. No.,  25. Knights of-Pythias, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuodny evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights  cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE. C. C.      R. G. JOY. K. ot R. & S.  NKLSON LODGE, NO.15. A. f7& A. M.  Moots second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren invitod.  NELSON" L. O. I... No. HM. moots in I. O. o" F.  Hall, corner Baker and KOotc.Say streets  1st aud 3rd Friday of each month. Visiting  brothel 11 cordially invited.  li, llol-ussyv, W.M.   W. Cit _.. 1 oitu, Rcc.-Sec.  ELSON -fl-KlE, Number 22, Fraternal Ordi-r  ���'    of Eagle*, mectrt evciy second and fourth  Wednesday ine.ich month   in Fraternity Hall.  Vi-Jitim. brethren w elcome.  J. It!\ in<-, President. J. R. Wish, Sccret.irj  KT-SON- MINERS-' UNION NO. ��',. W. F. of  Al Mpo-s in miiK-is   union inom-*, 101th-  ea*-l comer Vk 'orta  mil Koot.-rr 1, -.tn-et-., norj  Satuiday c.liiuiv; al 8 o'clock.   Visiting members uelcoiiu*.  J vmus Wn ici *-. Pec'y.    C11 .*���  A. MrIC\\, Pre*  THE 1 ."-ul 11 meeting- ot the (' ii'i-cnlei-' Union  ���im* lifld (hi \\ i-dm."-.--!} t'M niug _>f eaUi  ..I'd. at 7 o< Io^ k. iu Iho Miuci ��� I moil hall c_r-  1111  Vic-Oiia and Isonji'ii.n -tie<t-.  II   I-.>M.\>*t-N. Pit-Ident.  JAMES ( OLLlNd*. i-ecu-tary.  N  AEGBITEOTS-  BWART &. OARRlK^ArChi-iBOta.   Room*. 7  and 8 AbocdSK-ti block, B___-_*_istreet, Nelson. Ii  \'4l  if  I?.*!!  1  I!  I  fe~  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, MONDAY JANUARY 22,  1900  w_:  I'V:  1 ���*--  la_  W  ft  1'  ���p.  it  I  IK,  R  ��YT  li1  I*-?  I"-;  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  B.iker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  The Nelson Clothing House  ,A liberal discount will be given on Clothing-  to make ready for spring stock  A few nice overcoats left  which we arc selling at greally reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  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 Karn Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Ommi-itf Moolimno   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing l��(acri__~e&   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate    -  Special Announcement  For watch ��� repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff and are prepared to make up. chains, Sockets,  and "rings at home without sending away for them.  I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.  Mail and express orders promptly attended to.'  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  SMALL SHOES '����� ��>���"-��*-i*  STRONG SHOES **��****>!*  STYLISH SHOES for tl,oir Ulhm  DAINTY SHOES fop_muo^-nli_��B  ELEGANT SHOES for their mothers  Comfortable  Footwear  Wc sU-ntl back of our She-os  They in''* made in such a -way, from -.took, that ilicio is no c-ccuso for anything l>tit satisfaction  We have a larger _toel_ than you usually see and lowor prices for the same quahty  than you ever run across  Shoes to fit all feet, in stjles to suit every fancy, at prices mowed do..n to a mininnin-.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  BAKI-It STREET, NKLSON*  W. P. DICKSON  _S1. H. H. APPI-EWHAITK  J, McPHHE  Kooteqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Oomplete Electric Equipments for Hleetrie Power T_*��_i8___l_-_.lot_ and tiSghtlisg tov  MloeB, Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bella, Telephones. Anrnmciators, ato.  Z\ O. Box e06. Josephine Btreat, NelBon, B. O.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  Now isthe time to order your tents and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent' or awning made/  The only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  MADSON  TO YOUR LOT LINK  Wl. DO IT     SKI. US  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING. OF ALL KINDS  (.pei-i lions'* I-lock, NoImii.  iqysre5 lerchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  . -^i-ST baksr. atRSnet' i" KtsoN  OPPOSITE -HELVER KINO HOTKI  ���fO'l-MKR-LV KNOWN- AS TM1.  Nl.J-SON CIGAR CO,  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  IS yoa would enjoy a f.-��-h tin 1 frag-Unl. sniolco tlon t forget the Cabinet kcopH them ���'.'.'���; U  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Tlio Chinese now yeui- will be  celebrated a week t't-om tomorrow,  and all Chinatown is agof,r over tho  in-eparations for the festivities with  which the gala day is observed. The  local Chinese stores are heavily  stocked with firecrackers and  pyrotechnical goods of every description.  The Chinatown scrap reported in  Saturday's, Tkii.u_-.i_ resulted in  Wong Hong, the defendant, being  fined $20 and costs. Magistrate  Crease administered the oath to the  witnesses by having them write  their names in Chinese characters  ou a slip of paper which was burned,  the magistrate sternly warning the  Celestial to adhere to the truth lest  his soul should perish as the slip of  paper had been consumed.  Samuel Miller of Ymir has sold a  third interest in the Little Horn  claim to AV. C. Higgins of Ymir.  The property is located on the  divide between Hidden and Porcupine creeks, adjoining the Big Horn  property. .       <_      ���  William Brannan and Urice Daniel, who were hurt by a blast at  Ymir, are convalescing rapidly at  the general hospital and. will be out  in a few days. Both men are able  to be about the hospital. Brannan  had several pieces of rock removed  from beneath his scalp, and his arm  was painfully cut. Daniel was  peppered from his shoulders to his  heels with flying fragments, some  of which were embedded three  inches in the flesh. Had the blast  struck the men in front both would  probably have been killed.  Three men employed at the Athabasca mine were brought to the  general hospital during the week  suffering from acute rhuematism.  The trip down the mountain was a  painful ordeal for the suff_.iers.  Afc the present time sixteen  patients are "undergoing treatment  at the general hospital. This is one  more than the -wards are intended  to accommodate, but an extra bed  was brought in and placed in the  centre of the large ward. The  opening of the new wing will relieve the pressure.  On Sunday morning next the services at the Methodist church will  be specially for children. The music  will be furnished by the members of  the Sunday school.  The pastors of the Nelson churches  offered special invocations last night  on behalf of the Canadians who had  gone to defend the empire in South  Africa.  The tug Hercules will start down  the lake today with a boom of 90-  foot piles in tow. The piles will be  driven by D. McArthur & Co. to reinforce the dolphins at the C. P. It.  dock.  Public school inspector Burns left  yesterday on a tour of inspection,  lie will take in Fernie and other  points along the'Crow's Nest road  before returning to the city.  Tiie services at the church of  Mary Immaculate las_t night were of  an interesting uatuie owing to the  presence of bishop Dontenwill, who  was paying his first visit to Nelson  since the erection of the new church.  His lordship celebrated the benediction and blessed the statues with  which the* church is adorned, explaining tho .significance of placing  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.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  NKLSON  LADlES AND 6��NTL��HEii  ���Clothes -_e_.ii_<- ii ml gui-mn.leed. Also  (.hi-uney -.woci.ii..? on "nl-Oi'teHt noUev.  f.idcfs left nl, Palace Hi-kcry, next Lo  Royal Hotel, .SU-liley street.,   . .  images in churches. During the  service Miss Carrie sang a solo, Mr.  Sc-anlan rendered "O Salutaris" and  the choir contributed Weber's  'Tan turn Ergo.  Bishop Pontenwill, who has been  the guest of Rev. father Ferland for  several days,, left this morning on  his .journey to Rome. His lordship  was delighted with his visit to Nelson and carried' with him a Nelson  souvenir spoon, which on his arrival  in Rome, he will present to his  holiness Pope Leo Xill.  II. L. West was arrested on Saturday by chief Jarvis charged with  vagrancy. Ho was brought up bo-  fore magistrate Crease and given a  few hours to get out of the city,  with the option of severe treatment  if the warning was not heeded.  West went east.  The first installment of provincial  revenue taxes was collected on Saturday, when' tho employees of the  gas works paid in $3 each. The only  adults exempt from this tax are, militiamen who are duly sworn in,  have served for six months prior to  the assessment of the tax, and who  can produce a certificate to that  effect from the officer commanding  the company or regiment to which  they belong.  Rev. C. W. Rose, pastor of the  Baptist church, preached in Trail  yesterday. His pulpit was occupied  by Rev. H. Saunders of Trail.  A gang of men were at work yesterday gathering up tho coal which  went through trestle 63 last week.  The trucks and platform of the  wrecked car were also brought to  the city.  The C. P. R. engineers who are  working on the Balfour extension  are through, with their work about  Balfour, and the camp will be moved  to Ten Mile poiut today. The yard  at Balfour will have two miles of  switches. No word i.s expected regarding the contract until the end  of this week.  An Eastern Canadian newspaper  prints the following under the heading "Parson's Produce, Limited":  Born in Exeter, Ontario, on the 13th  instant, to tho wife of Rev. James  Cartwright, a daughter.  This morning work will be commenced to make the alleyway in  block 5 passable for teams. 11 will  necessitate the building of a 10-foofc  bridge 60 feet long.  A good yarn comes down_j.rom a  neighboring mine, the gist of which  is .that a half-dozen men were discussing tlio South African war,  .when one of the party warmly denounced the British' from her majesty down, and Wound up by remarking that if he had sufficient  funds he would cro_.s the ocean and  throw in his lot *.\itli the Boers.  A loyal Scotchman heard the ebuli-  tion and quickly rejoined: "Ye'll  no" line to cross the water to fight  the British, mon." Then he turned  iu and gave the dissenter a jolly  good licking.  A quiet but very pretty wedding  took place on Sunday, at 2 p. m. in  the vestry of the Church of .Mary  Immaculate, when William Davidson was united in the holy bonds of  matrimony to Miss B. Walsh, both  of Sandon. The bride was assisted  by Miss Vera Costello or Calgary,  while the groom was supported by  William Douche of Nolson. The  bride was handsomely attired iu a  Belautifiirwhite" silk dres*_~trimmed  with chiffon, while the bridesmaid  looked charming in a pretty travelling costume of blue velvet. The  ceremony was performed by the  Rev. father Ferland,  It is expected that the local  health authorities will receive word  from the provincial 'health officer  today as. to measure-; to be adopted  to prevent any possibility of the  small-pox epidemic raging in Spokane penetrating to tho Kootenay.  A ridiculous rumor was afloat on  Saturday that a case of smallpox  ,h.-ld been discovered iu this city,  which was learned to be without  foundation in. fact.  The interior of the Hotel Phair is  being refurnished and decorated.  James Kelly will be brought up  again before judgeForin this-, morning to elect as to the manner of his  trial. The matter may be postponed until Thursday.  Conductor Ed. Chesley of the  Columbia & Western road has been  notified of the death of his father  at Woodstock, Ontario.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  "F-ss-y  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 healer.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  ICASI.O  SANDON  McDonald, Revelstoke; J. Con Ian,  (J. Collender, Toronto; Phil McAr-  dle, Miller-Dcrvant, Spokane; G. B.  Mann. St. Paul; L: Hamberger, New  York; J. McKenzie, Moyie; Albert  Swan, Cranbrooke.  At the Hume.���J. Miller, Vancouver; George Skinner, Winnipeg;  Robert B. Rothschild, San Francisco; S. H. Hughes; W. H. Laugiidge,  Montreal; George W. Lawson, Toronto; J. A. Harvey, Fort Steele;  John Smetson, Seattle; H. C. Beach,  Montreal ; R. O. .Jennings, Fort  Steele; William Haupt, Fort Steele;  Pedro Chcrbo, Kuskanook; Robert  R. Hammond, Sandon; Louis Hamburgh, New York; H. T. Tilloy, Toronto; L. Davidson, Rossland; E.  M. Monk, Rossland; G. R. Green,  Victoria.  At the Grand Centra...���It. It.  Roberts, S. Goldberg, Silver King  mine; C. Henry, Dayton, Washington: H. A. Cook, Windsor; E. C.  Pell, Fernie; C. E. Wolford, Ymir;  A. B. Shannon, Ferndale; W. Pat-  urel, Robson.  At the Madi.ex.��� A. Clark, J. L.  McDonald, Forty-nine creek; L. C.  Turcott, Mollie Gibson: A. Phillips,  C. Roberts, Cranbrook.  At the Silver King.���W. Hill,  Ottawa; S. Hayes, Cam]. McKinney; AV. A. Hawkins, Grand Forks;  Peter Snyder, Oklahoma.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Dry Wood.���If you  Avant good  dry wood go to Kelly & Steeper'*-.  The Tribune is contracting tosup-  D].ly nil tho loading hotels in SoutliPrn Kootenay  and Vale with iei;i__ci*. during tho year 1U0O.  Adverti-cmeuf- will be printed iu tliche icirihtcr-.  at tho uniform price of $���_! per >.<iuare inch of  snnco used. All tho work of ruling, printing and  binding will bo done In Nolson.  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  Our friends and cu&tomers appreciate tho  valuo_ -ic are fjiving them in clothing.  Wo propose to give them equal values all  th_t_ *,. celt in furnishings.  UM.--I-WEAI-. "  All-wool ribbed underwear, per suit, $2.00  All-wool fancy neat stripe., per hint, 2._*_  HOSIERY,  All-wool black ho_c, worth 10c. for 25c.  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  would  draw  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea aiC Oolite Pols, (several designs) Kiiainellod Handle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can gel. I hem is at  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  i  Tlje Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Shirts at greatly reduced prices.   Neck-  wc.il- of all kinds at special low price.  Baker Street,  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  BROWN. &CQ.  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF THK DAY  And I want to bo in it. I have just roceived  Fall wimples of Suitings and Ovcr��n_inj_;<-*, representing a ��50,000 stock to choose from made to  jour order at pi-ices never before heard of in Nelson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Voatings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all Its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Itooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & Wilson,  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Monsoon  Is like all oui�� goods   T3plj--aV|lp.  IVIonsoon Tea Is always the same  Fop sale by  Tf]e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successors to __.]_. DcsHrisay 8c Co., Staple mid l-'.iucy ffroccrs  HAICI-U STI-KKT, NKLSON'  CLEANING  AND  KKPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  ~  YOUR OWN G0C.I)S"^LU-K~UP"  - OLD CLOTH1-S MAVIS GOOD AS NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  St. jd-^WS SCHOOL  NKLSON. ��, C\  A lip.u-dingaiid day hc-hool conducted by tlio  Kl-ituii of S!. .losscpli of 1'eacc. It i*. situated at  Uu- corner of Mill and .lo-.cpliine streeN in one of  the best lt-Sldc-i-iurportions of Nelson, and is  oiihily at cot-siblo from all pints of Iho city.  The course of study includes the lundainental  and higher brunche.. of Ihoroutfh Kujjlish education: Uusinoss uoiirfio-bookKccpinKi t-tcnoK-  raphyand typewriting, -.olencu course -music;  vocal mid instrumental, dra..iiiK, etc. .PUitt ait  and needlework, etc*.  For tortus and particulars (ipply to thu Histei  Superior.  At thr 1'hair.���-A. J. Marks, Hall  Minos-; Mrs. Arthur Glare, Ymir;  Rev. II. .Saunders, J. McCium, Trail;  It. A. Murray, J. A. Ackerby, Boss-  land;   A. Clark,   Kamloops;   D. 21.  g  Do not spend every evening of the week in  search of amusement, but give a little time to  your own s-ocial and mental improvement.  NIGHT CLASSES  Kor all grades of scholars will be opened at  the Business College.  Victoria street on January 3rd, 1900.  Avail yourselves of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY FART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  JoM A. Irving & Co  #\SK YOUR GROCER FOR THE CELEBRATED  B  Oats  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other*  Manufuclincii by the H. .loknian-Kei- Milling Co., Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver, Werttiuiiihtor, Kdmontoj!,Nelson.  P  _______     ���  Will open - her  Kindergarten and  primary school in  THK ENGLISH  CHURCH school  room on I he 2nd of January, 190(1. Vot terms and  all particular*, apply to MISS PALMKR,  At residence of Mrs. J. R. Robertson, Baker  Street West.  Lo,  Head Office at  NELSON, B. C.  olesale and  ers in  eats  Markets at Nelson, Rosbland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  ew Grocery Store  J. v M0FFETT, i Proprietor. I  favor uh with will ree-jive our careful attention and m-oinpt. delivery  ..    We are in no way toimcoUid .with any house iii tlio trade  ''���".������'. Sof-epliine and SilieJi Street-', ���"���"  ";._���   <_p]-0_._.-e Biutiiodist t-l_urt.ll.      ..    '   . ���'/'  We are now open for business and are in a position  to furrii*A you with good  fresh groceries at lowest  prices,  Any orders you may  est Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  FAX/TON &' EMM AN.  WHQLBSALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson; "      ". -.��,   G#. IftAVIS*" fell^  V '��� ORDKRS BY _ViAlL-.UECEI.y-_l CAI-ffiFUL AND PROMPT Al'TENTI. J.,  gm


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