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 I.  i    *t?_.  7-  DAILY  EDITION    BY   MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  <w> ��� %*&  WEEKLY EDITION   BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSON:  WEDIsTESDAY MQRKING, JANUARY  IT,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  NEW DENVER'S MINING NEWS  Encouraging Development Work.  New Di-N\'i-ii, January 15.���  [Special to tho Tribune.] -The now  year has opened up in a propitious  "manner Tor this particular section,  so far as a practical demonstration  of the mineral-bearing capacities of  the various claims surrounding the  town are concerned, and from numerous quarters comes evidences of  greater tilings in store for the  future. On all sides more or less  work is being done, with most encouraging results, which would become the more prominent were the  labor troubles solved. But even  ��� that drawback cannot overshadow  the fact that Now Denver is in ..better and more .substantial position, in  a mining sense, than ever before. A  - few short details will not. therefore,  be uninteresting its bearing out this  statement.  Ab the Bosun a small force is  working under the now company,  with W. IV. Sandiford its manager.  The ore" recently taken out is high  grade, and has give highly encouraging returns. Everything about  the property is in fine shape. "When  the proper moment ariives a large  fo -co of men will be employed, and  remits will then denion*-tiiato the  -,v;;iue of tho group.  h'tirthor up the hill is the Frisco,  now under bond for ihe third time to  local parties. I'lovioiu. attempts  had resulted in disappointment,  though much work had been done.  The new bonders prospected the  ground and found another ledge,  which they believe is in the parent  load. Thoy have been running a  crosscut in to tap this, and the last  round of holes on Saturday night  broke into the vein. Carbonates  and quart/, were displayed, but it  will be some days yet before the  true value of the lead is shown up.  The Ruby group goes in with the  Frisco to the same parties.' Work  has been continued on the Buby for  some time, and the chute of ore  shown on'the surface will soon.be  * cut. Assays from this are phenomenally high, in a strong talc vein.  On the Hartney still further up  ore is showing in both tunnels, -the  lower chute being a fine steel galena.  Htopiug will bo commenced in a few  days, and the oie will be rawhided  to town for shipment. Manager  Blucineiuuier is greatly pleased with-  the development. The first payment on the bond \va_- made .on the  first of the month, and the second  falls due on February 1st. This will,  no doubt, be made, as the recent  strike in tho lower workings continues in place.  By the end of thi*. "week it is expected the lower drift on the Marion will cut tho lodge and tap the  ore chute shown above. Tlio rock  is getting softer, with water seeping iu. Once the ore chute is struck  (i new era of prosperity will dawn  for tho Marion and that portion of  Silver mountain. A large quantity, of supplies has been packed up  during tho past few days to the  mine. '  The crosscut on the California is  still being pushed ahead, but it will  be some weeks yet. ere the ledge i*-*  eu 6.  ,Ovor on Goat mountain the tunnel on the Capella group is \n 10  feet, with tin- ore still carrying.  Tho owners are working.away at  it, and Joel encouraged with their  showing, which is a high grade dry  ore.  With tho Molly Hughe.- great  things are expected shortly. Finest Mansfield arrived in town Sat-"  urday and yesterday made a careful  inspection of tho_ group. He was-  greatly pleased with" the showings  and is ab this writing, eudeayoiing  to secure control of tiie property.  In fact, he camoherc with that end  in view. If he secures ib, work will  be -commenced at once, und a  healthy payroll will result.  ��� The  Molly Gibson  case has now  definitely  been  concluded and the  gratulations to John Houston for  the successful issueof tho mayoralty  contest in Nelson. All friends of  organized labor and a host of  other well wishers in the camp join  in the same sentiment.  On February 1st the miners'  union here purpose giving a masquerade ball, with the intention of  making it the biggest event of tho  season.  Thos. Avison and bride returned  to town nn Saturday and they were  warmly received.J  Greenwood Printers Organized.  Gkki-.xwooi-,  January 10.���At a  meeting of tlio members of the recently formed Greenwood Typographical Union,  No. 3~iS, hold.yesterday, the union  elected officers and  formed a  permanent organization.  The  officers   elected  were:    J. W.  Crier, president; J. D.Hendrix, vice-  president;   YV. II.  Pierre,  financial  secretary:   E. M.  Grace, recording-  secretary: W. J. Harber, treasurer;  J. W. 101 lis,  sergeant-at-arms; and  an executive  committee  composed  of Norman Handy, Fred W. Grant,  E. 21. Grac"! and L. Keefo. The union  elected the following honorary members:    John Houston, Nelson; R. M.  Nisbet,  Columbia;  John It. Reavis  and F. II.  McCarter,  Grand Forks;  R.  E.  Gosnell,   Duncan   Ross,  Dr.  Mathison and Percy F. Godenrath  of   Greenwood.      The    union   also  passed a resolution congratulating  John   Houston    on    being   elected  mayor of Nelson, and also thanking  him   for  the   stand  Tiik Ti.ii..*ni_  has taken  on   the  eight-hour law.  The organization has now an active  membership of eighteen, and meets  every second Sunday in the month.  Miss   Florence    Noble,   formerly  stenographer and accouutant in the  Miner office, has  gone to Nelson to  accept a similar position  iu  a law  ollice there.  title absolutely cleared up. This  has happened only within the past  day or so, W. Oallamvn, who has  been contesting the case for the  past two years or more, has signed  the required bills of sale and passed  over to tho owners the necessary  documents. Jn return, he has received the greater part of the .$18,.  000 placed in the bank as per the  agreement with colonel Kay, of  several months back. A portion of  the money still remains in tho bank  for the ownership of which Calla-  iiaii will contest with his lawyer*..,  Galliher <fc Wilson, of Nelson.  Tlio New Denver Miners' Union  beg to extend their heartfelt con-  RAILS   LAID  TO   MIDWAY  The Event Will Be Celebrated.  Gi-i-._.\wooi), January 1(5. ���  [Special, to The Tribune]���At noon  today the steel* was laid"to the depot site nt-Midway," thus completing the building of the last nine  miles of the first section of the  Columbia <$_��� "Western railway. The'  event will be properly celebrated  by the people of Midway.  Suspicions Death.'Hear Greenwood.  Gi'Ki.NWOon, January 10���[Special to the Tribune].���This evening  the body of a man going under the  name of Thomas Lewis was found  on tho main road between here and  Boundary F;ills. He had evidently  been drinking, aud death might  have boon caused thiough exposure, though there are suspicious circumstances that load to the belief  that he came to his death through  foul means. His face was considerably bruised and cut. At one time  deceased was in the Northwest  Mounted Police, stationed at Maple  Creek. But little is known of him  here except that he worked on railroad construction. He had only  rocentlybeen-lot out of, jail-after"  serving ' a, thirty-day sentence for  larceny, and had left town on his  way to Camp Mc Kinney.  An Off Day at Victoria.  Victoria, January 10.���[Special  to the Tribune.]���This was a barren  day, in the legislature, McPhiilips  and Smith of Lillooet taking up  most of the time in continuing tho  debate on the add res.*.. There it-  trouble brewing in the local trades  aud labor council over tho resolution  of last week, denouncing Joseph  .Martin, which was sprung without  notice on a small meeting. Another  meeting has been called to consider  the matter. Several members vigorously object to the use of their  organization to bolster up the cause  of a government with which they  personally are not in sympathy.  THREE MEN KILLED IN A  Kentucky Shooting Affray.  Frankfort,   January    10.���Ex-  congressman David G. Colson shot  and killed Ethel Bert Scott, Luther  Domaree and  Charles  Julian,  and  slightly wounded James Golden and  Harry MeEwing in the Capitol hotel  today.    Tho killing was the result  of a renewal of a feud between Colson and Scott which  grew up between them while in the army last  year.     Julian and Golden were bystanders and were shot by accident.  Colson was shot in the arm, but not  seriously hurt.    After the shooting  he went to the residence of chief of  police Williams near by and  gave  himself up.    Later a  warrant was  sworn out by Clint Fogg, who witnessed the killing.     Fogg says Colson shot first.     Scott, who was the  first killed,  was  a  nephew  of ex-  governor  Bradley.     Demareo  was  assistant postmaster at Shelbyville  and a prominent  Republican politician, and Julian  was  one  of the  wealthiest farmers of this  county.  The trouble between Scott and Colson, which began in the army last  year, resulting in Colson being shot  by Scott, and it has been predicted  since    that   one   or    both    would  be killed should they meet as they  did today.    Accounts of the killing  differ, and it is impossible  to  give  details further than that while Colson  and  a  party  of friends  were  standing in the southwest corner of  the hotel lobby Scott came into the  hotel, and  when  near  Colson  the  fight began.    Scott after being shot  walked backward toward the stairway and fell down the stairs  dead.  His body   rolled  over against the  barroom door, aud as ib did so  Colson, who had followed, shooting  at  every step, fired one or more  shots  into the prostrate form.     Demarre,  who was killed in the general fusi-  litde was shot twice, one ball piercing the heart and the  other either  penetrated the  heart or went  directly under it.   Those iu the immediate Colson  party declined  to  talk about the affairj" and while  it  is generally understood that several  others were engaged  in the  shooting, jio names are given.  ion telegraph man, and a third man  whose identity was. nob learned but  to whom suspicion has been attached, for it is now believed that  the missing merchant has met with  fotd play. Will H. Clayson, a  brother, on tho Oth instant received  word that the police at Tagish had  arrested a suspect, and that he had  in his possession two revolvers,  $1000, and a span of horses. Clay-  son had from $2000 to '$.'{000 when  ho left Dawson, and Olson had  drawn" $800. It was reported bo-  fore tho Danube sailed that the  body of a man had been found in  the snow this side of Minto. - Ifis  suspected that this :is the body of  Olsen.  FREE STATE WANTS PEACE  Wreck of Steamer Heligoland.  ;���: [  St. Johns, Newfoundland, January 10.���The tug Ingraham reports  that a boat has been picked up off  Cape Pine, near the .scene of the  wreck, bearing the "name "Heligoland." This, without doubt, is one  of the boats of the sunken steamer.  Everything goes to show that the  wrecked steamer is the Heligoland,  the property of the Dutch-American Petroleum Company. Among  a number of flags'picked up this  evening near Holyrood was one  with" the'colors blue,.white and red,  with the letter "R" in the centre.  This is the house flag of that company, and  taken  wibh  the finding  Modeler River Skirmish.  Moi.i.i-1- Rivkr, January 10.���  There was a brisk exchange of  shells this morning, the Boers returning our fire for the first time  in several days. The British entrenchments are being continually  strengthened and extended. Heavy  rains have fallen recently, and the  fords of the Keitbreit river, are all  impassable, lb is reported that it  will be necessary to relay the  rails almost- the entire distance  from Modder river to Kimberley,  the Boors having used the rails and  sleepers   in   building  their fortifi-  reaeh camp  Sandon's Financial Showing.  Sandon, January 10.���The financial statement of the city which  was submitted to the city council  at its meeting last evening shows  that the receipts for the year from  all sources were .$20,S.~0.4;i, and disbursements $20j:iO_).SJ, leaving- a  balance of $510.5!) on hand.  The total collections of real estate  and improvement taxes for 1S99  were .*pM31.S.j, and of arrears for  1S9S, $227.90; leaving a total of  overdue taxes of, approximately,  $4,000. The receipts from trades  licenses were $8,014.00, from sale of  debentures $i;{,.">00, and from the  Bank of British Columbia loan  $1,500.  In disbursements the fire department cost $039.75 for appartu*. and  $551 for niaintainanco. Police salaries��� amounted���to���$2,041.05 andr  other expenses in connection ���with  thc police department to $175.31, a  total of $3,110.30. The salaries of  the city clerk, assessor, collector,  auditor, treasurer * and solicitor,  totalled $1,820.0.). The outlay .on  creek improvements for 1899 was*  $1,001.82, and on 1898 account $11,-  457.53, a total of $13,005.44, The  interest on debentures amounted to  $150;; the amount paid for water  and light service to $2,189.70, with  two months still unpaid and $500  was repaid on Bank of British Columbia loan.  Portugal Will Not Sell.  Lrsi.ON, January 10.���In the  chamber of deputies to-day, the  minister of foreign affairs, senor  Birao, repeated his recent statement with reference to the Anglo-  Gerniau agreement, and added that  Portugal Avould neither sell, cede  nor lease any portion of her colonies.   No Surrender at Mafeking.  London, January 17.*���TJie correspondent of the Times at Lorenzo,  Marque/., telegraphing Monday,  January loth, says : "I am informed  on tho best authority that six days  ago Mafeking was holding out as  pluckily as over. The garrison had  plenty of cattle and canned meats.".  Smuggling in War Material.  London, January 17.���The Piet-  ermaritzburg Correspondent of tho  Times, telegraphing Tuesday, January l(5th, says the Delagoa Bay eor-  i-espondent of the Natal Times assert h that six big Orusote guns and  fifty tons of shells werelandedfrom  the French steamer (iirondo, about  the middle of last month, under the  nose of two British warships, and  were dispatched to Pretoria, causing much rejoicing at the ease with  which contraband of" war can run  the blockade.  Dawson. Merchant Missing.  Victoria, January 10.���The  steamer Danube, which arrived from  Skagway this morning, brought  news that fears are entertained at  Skagway for tho safety of Fred IL  Clayso,i. who loft Dawson on December 7th for the coast. He was  hist heard of at Minto, which he  loft on December 15th in company  with a man named Olseu, a Doiuin-  of the boat off Cape Pine, it seems  to leave no doubt as to the identity  of the vessel. Landsmen were unable to get down to the beach, and  therefore unable to recover the  bodies, which have been lying there  exposed five days and nights. Seven  bodies are now ashore, and can be  reached when the sea becomes  smooth. There are five others in  the wreck. Still others were seen  drifting south today.  BIG BATTLEJS   NOW ON  Heavy Firing Reported.  London, January 17.���Tho Exchange Telegraph company has  received 'the following despatch,  dated Tuesday, Jan...~,vy l(5th, from  Pieterniarit__burg: "-There is no  news from tho front, but heavy  firing was heard to-day in the  direction of Frere. It is probable  that general Buller is engaging the  enemy., A rumor is current hero  that a portion of the British force  is near Ladysmith.  - London, January 17.���A despatch  to the Daily Mail from Pietermar-  ity.burg, dated Tuesday, ,says:  '-There was very heavy firing in  the north yesterday. I believe the  Boers arc contesting general Buller's passage of the Tugela. Howitzers were evidently busy, as the  firing is described as the heaviest  yet heard in Natal."  London, January 17.���The Times  published the following from Pieter-  maritsburg, dated Tuesday: "Very  heavy artillery firing was heard  yesterday "in direction of Springfield."  London, January 17.���The War  .office-announces  at-inidrtight-that-  no special news would be issued tonight.  Capetown, January 10.���Sir Alfred Milner has. proclaimed martial  law in the districts of liopotowi*.  aml Philips town.  Another Kruf.er Story.  London, January 17.���The Durban correspondent of the Standard  deals today with the * numerous  reports,that the Free Staters have  tired of tho war and will abandon  the struggle as soon as the British  cross the border. The Standard  prints a great story with reference  to a journey of president Kruger'..  son-in-law filolf to Delagoa bay in a  German war-ship. According to  this I'-loff has been making arrangements for president Krugcr's escape  through German Damaraiand in  in the event of the capture of Pretoria.  -The  con-  Big Price for .Franchise.  Strasiiui.-.', January 10.-  city of Strasburg has just  eluded what is considered a singularly advantageous contract with  an electric lighting company just  organized. The company, besides  binding itself to pay the customary  taxes, agrees to pay a $119,000  bonus for the franchise.  Movement of Russian Troops.  London, January 17.--The Times  has the following from Odessa:  "The army corps which has been  quartered in the El-aternio__3aff district, has been ordered to the Cau-  casu*-, to replace the Russian troops  sent to tlw. Afghan frontier-.  m  cations. Stories still  that the Free Staters desire to end  the war. The latest is that a council was held recently at Bloemfon-  tein. at Avhich president Steyn and  general Cronje were present. It  was then stated that unless the  British began the attack by January 17th the Free Staters would  return home.  London,   January     17. ��� Even  rumors are  no  longer  telegraphed  from Natal. The conclusion deducted from this silence by the military  expei-ts  generally,   is  that no  decisive blow has been  struck  either  way, as  in  such   an   event   there  would be no necessity for silence.  The    South   African    conciliation  committee,  quietly  formed   to  represent   the   peace   minority,   announces itself to the country today,  and asks for support.    Among the  members are   lord and  lady  Coleridge, Herbert Spencer, sir  Robert  T. Iteid, G. J. Shaw-Loverer. Frederick   Harrison,   Stephen  Gladstone,  the countess of Carlisle and  many  other   notable   persons.     Leonard  Courtney,    Unionist    member    of  parliament for the Badiuin division  of Cornwall is president of the committee.    This movement should be  distinguished from the  "stop  the  war" group of extremists, of which  W.T.Stead is the most active-member.  Its programme summarized, is  to wait until-jv .proper opportunity  arises for somepeaceable settlement.  Meanwhile it will  gather  and, distribute   correct    information    and  sound views.    The manifest affirms  "that as "the  war  was begun   amid  inisiindertaiuliiig on  both sides, a  pacific settlement is possible."  London, January "10.���General  Methuen'a alleged illness begins to  be��much commented on. The war  office denies the truth of the report,-  and lady Methiien as well, but the  rumor gather's force. It is now  openly said that he is to be superseded by general Hector Mac-Donald. Charles Williams voices the  gossip of the service clubs when he  says: "If lord Methuen returns  home it will be on .something more  than temporary sick leave."  The war office has issued orders  for the formation of five new batteries. Seventeen more militia  baltations will be embodied in the  course of a fortnight. All the regulars aro now out of the country  except fourteen infantry battalions  and~elc~,*~en~cavairy battalionsrTlie  war office*has placed 'an order for  thirty-two million , cartridges in  cases.  Tlio yeomanry committee announces that it has accepted three  thousand out of the ten thousand  wliich it wishes to raise, and still  has twenty thousand applications  to be examined. The Daily  Chronicle asserts that the commit-  too wa.*j goaded into this statement  by the reports that there was no  hope of getting the full number.  The war ollice has wired to  countermand tlio departure from  1'gypt of a number of officer---, who  "were previously ordered to South  Africa. The Daily Chronicle commenting upon this* and other news  related to it, says there is some curious reports in' circulation, apparently with some authority behind  them, which point to the stoppage  of the dispatch of further reinforcements when the troops now  mobilized shall have embarked. Tin.  new cavalry brigade is not to leave  England at present. There is no  indication that such an arrangement  would be tolerated by any considerable portion of tho public.  National emotion is now in a *4ate  of disquiet over the reverses to  British arm1-.. Dissatisfaction with  the conduct of military business is  intense, and there is an universal  determination to see tho thing  through to the bitter end.  But Two Men Escaped.  CilK'A'io, January 10.--Advices  from Manila say that Benjamin J.  G:t*ce, coxswain, and George M. Pow  ers,  first-class apprentice,  are the  sole survivors, as   far as known, of  the luckless American gunboat Ur-  danota.    While tho Urdanota was  taking soundings  near  Orangi she  got aground.    The  natives, seeing  what happened,  sent  word  to the  insurgent  troops   at  Orani, and a  strong force marched down quickly  through the  woods  and took positions  on   both   banks   in the  undergrowth.    Suddenly thoy opened  a hot fire  on  all  sides of the little  vessel, wounding most of tho crew  at   the   first   volley.      Lieutenant  Wood, who was  in  command, was  wounded in three places during the  first few minutes.    Seeing' that the  A'essol was doomed, he ordered that  the gig be lowered to take a  dash  downstream,   but    the   boat   was  riddled  while  being  lowered.    By  this  time  seven  of  the crew were  killed   or   disabled.     Only   Green,  Powers and three others  remained  active.     The  insurgents,   growing  bolder, waded  into  shallow  water  and  overpowered  them   by   sheer  force   of   numbers.      A few  days  later,    when    the      Oregon    was  seen      approaching,      the       men  made   a    dash    for    liberty,   but  they were recaptured and sentenced  to death for the attempt.    The execution  was  to take  place at daylight,  but  during . the night  they  again escaped.    Green and  Powers  climbed into a tree, hid in the douse  foliage in the  top,  while the   Filipino?  searched  the woods  around  them.    The other three Americans  were    probably    recaptured    and  killed.    All that  night they  could  hear   the   Filipinos   searching  for  thorn, but next morning they went  away.    After  traveling   two  days  without food they reached the coast  and   were   taken    on    board   the  Oregon.  INTERVENTION   SUGGESTED  By European Powers.  Bi_ri.in,    January    10.���In    the  reichstag   today  an  interpellation  signed  by  Hen-   Mueller,  national  liberal, and all the members of the  reichstag  except. tho  social  democrats and independents, was  introduced.    It was as  follows: "What  steps have the federal government  taken, in  regard to tho  seizure of  German ships by agents of the English      government:--        .In      view  of     the    -excited     condition     of  public     opinion     concerning    the  .seizures,the interpellation will probably be speedily answered.     Press  comment on tho subject  continues  bitter against Groat Britain.     Several reports are in' circulation that  emper.or William has been asked by  Russia,   Holland   and   Belgium  to  join in  an intervention movement.  'While tlio.se rumors are notentirely  without   foundation,  the  emperor  remains     convinced     that    Great  Britain would not accept medial ion  at this stage, and   on  political and  persona!   grounds   he   hold.*, aloof  from any such plan.  Arlington Shipping Ore.  Tlio Arlington miue j��_one of _tho_  busiest properties' in this section.  Three feet of ore is insight iu four  places, and the foreman; Jim. Nic-  lialls, figure.*-, on taking out a carload per day for * an' indefinite  period.' Five carloads of ore is on  the dump, aud is being *-lii|-��iJ.*-l as  rapidly as possible. 0,<car MeMti.-  ien has; the contract of rnwhidiug  tlio ore, and is at work with sixteen  horses. On Monday he brought  down ~t~ sacks aud yesterday the  total ran to 1 (JO. Tho trail is poor,  however, owing to lack, of snow.  As.*-ny_* arc made almo-tdaily of the  ore and the company calculate ,on  realizing 500 'ounce.-- per ton from  the dump. Thirty-five men are tit  work. A new bunk hou*3cand boarding house will be built in the spring.  Newspapers For Dawson.  Vktoiua, January 10.---Tin- post  office department ha.** mado arrangements lo carry a limited quantity  of newspapers to Dawson and Atlin  during the winter season. To Dawson the quantity is limited to .">90  pound.** semi-weekly. In the event  of tho quantity tendered for carriage exceeding those limits, priority will be given to the piper.*-  s'ontto subs-cr-ibt'i's or separate ad-  drcs-.es. I-L'gular railway communications having now been established between Skagway and Bonnet or  Log Cabin post offices will now be  transmitted from any point south.  The Roll Call.  London, January 10.���Karl Man-  vers (Sydney William Herbert Pier-  repont) is dead.   Me was born March  1.7 th, 1825.  COLONIAL   TROOPS   FIRST  In the Successful Charge.  Ri-NSHURO, Capo Colony, January  15.���The details of the repulse of a  small Boer force  near Stengersfon-  tein by the colonials and tho Yorkshire  regiment arc  now goner-ally  agreed  upon.   Tlio  British" troops  were encamped upon  a  hill  which  commanded a tract of country east  of the main position of  the  Boers,  and the latter determined to make  an   attempt   to   seize   tho  height.  They advanced  cautiously,  directing their fire at a  small  wall held  by the Yorkshires, and  compelling  the latter to keep close under cover.  When the  Boers  rushed the  wall -  the Yorkshires fixed bayonets and  charged.    Just at this moment captain Maddock,  with  a smali party  of New Zealanders, leaped over the  wall and  charged straight for the_-  euemy,   who   fled, followed   by a  withering fire at close range.    The  Boers literally  tumbled oyer  each  other in their hurry to  escape, but  the persistent fire of the British inflicted a heavy loss.    Desultory fir- '  ing continued for some  time.    The  attack  was  an  utter  failure,  and  the Boers  retreated  to the shelter  of small kopjes at the  base of the  hill.   Plague Feared in Victoria.  Vi-TOi-iA, January 10.���The city  health officer reports that the unsanitary condition of Chinatown  makes that quarter a likely lodging  place for the bubonic plague, and  lie asks that legislative authority  be obtained to make the Chinese '  quarter clean at the expense of the  residents themselves. lie would  entrust the work to an independent  commission of three men. Dr.  Fraser says: "Notwithstanding the  vigilance of the quarantine officials  ib would not surprise me if a case  of bubonic plague should appear in  Victoria any day. We have in tho  Chinese part of our city the proper  conditions for the disease to flourish in. Jb has been ��found im- _  possible to apply tho valions sanitary byknys of the city or health  act of tho province to Chinatown.  The danger, of the introduction of  thi;. disease is so real, and our-  ability to cope with ib under present conditions is-so "hopeless, that  T earnestly suggest that you at  once ask the 'legislature for special  power** to'deal with the sanitation 4  of Chinatown."   -   Victoria's' Latest Eailway Scheme.  VnjTbH.A, Januai-y 10.���The "city  council . has been,, requested by"  Messrs. Tuppcr, Peters t*c Potts, on  behalf of a syndicatcnot identified,  to postpone the completion of the  by-law to aid the Victoria-Chilli-  wack railway project until another  tchenio for securing quick connection with the Fraser valley can be  laid before them. This syndicate,  the letter of application states, will1  ask the city to guarantee the in teres? t on the sum of $1,000,000 at four  per cent., for a period of twenty .  years. They will undertake to re-  .ievcM-lHTciCy frohfall ���~J*.p6n*'ibili~y  in connection with the gnarante.1  of interest for the Victoria A_ Sydney railway bond*.. They will  carry out practically the details of  the transportation scheme now being considered by providing railway  and ferry communication between  tho city of Victoria and C.-nlroville,  via Kvd-.ov and Point Roberts.  Dawson Editor in Trouble.  , Vi< roniA, January 10. ���Tho tu-'fs  was brought by the Danube thatD.  W. tti-iiiplc. editor of tho Sunday  (.leaner, who fled from Dawson to  j-iivu arrest for contumpt of the  Klondike court-, had' reached Skagway afior a rapid trip. He was ten  \]��y^ from Dawson to Skagway. A  i'vw weeks ago Semple was fined  SI000 for contempt of court, on  account of an article published iu  his paper. One day later, after  paying tins fine he again published  two attack*-on the Dawson judges  and court*,. As a rc-'idt a .summons  was issued for hi*? arrest and,,he  made track*-. He first'starteddowu  towanls Circle City, then doubled  on his tracks and returned'to Dawson. There lie hid in a cabin for a  week, and with nightfall started  ���with a dog team for White Pass.  He is coming to Victoria, he says, to  appeal the case.   To be Opened in February.  Q he Sisters of St. Joseph of  Peace expect to have a temporary  -chool building completed by February 1st, when tho school thoy are  establishing at Nelson will be  opened. 2  THE TRIBtTNE: NELSON B/C: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY  1 '*"  1900  Overalls and Jumpers  We have just receive! a large lot of overalls, smocks and  jumpers.   Overalls with and without bib.   Extra values.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  ��lie f&xxbnxw.  G. tl. IIi-_ni.i_k.son   of the Fernie  Free IYoj-.h arrived   iu  Nelson   yesterday.    Speaking in a general way  of Fernie, ho said   the town had  a  . population of   1500 and   was  prospering.    The coal company management is liberal, and the  miners  receive good  pay.      Mr.   Henderson  has  strong views  on the  importation  of mine  laborers.    He  claims  British   Columbia's    mines   should  be worked by men who make their  homes in   British Columbia;  that  men who   merely work   here and  keep their families in  other parts  of the  country���either  in  Canada  or outside of Canada���aie  of little  good to the town or the  province.  Fernie hasa large school population,  and   as   in   all  towns   that   have  grown  up  rapidly,  the  school accomodations are inadequate.  men should   reject  the company's  schedule    was    taken    yesterday.  Leaders are confident that it will  be practically unanimous  in favor  of rejection.    It was taken  at  the  request of  tho company's officials,  who   profess   to   believe  that  the  sentiment of the trainmen was not  behind their grievance committee.  The men do not want to strike, but  prefer that to retreating  from tho  position they have taken.     One of  tho leaders said there was no doubt  about tho cooperation of their men  and   engineers  if it  is   necessary.  They think president Hill has been  misled by subordinate officials into  a false position.   They profess good  will toward the management.  This Review of Sandon cry.s aloud,  "Canada for tho Canadians," and  the mine owners, whose organ the  Review is, keep on importing alien  miners to take the place of British  subjects. The Review should bo  consistent.   _-loc-.ui City i>. we believe, the liveliest town  in the -.loom this winter. The mines sue ncarl.  all well under w.tj*. The town, like mo-*l ..extern towns, h.is had ils tips and down-, but is  bound in the end to bi-coino, fiom ils lo\ely, pie-  turc-itiuc situation and its iiilnci-.il Miiroiiiidingt.,  one o�� the best tow ns in t he < ount.-y.  The above is from the Sandon  Review. It is an admission that  the eight-hour law, when given a  , fair test, neither retard*) the development of mines or the upbuilding  of towns. All the mines in .the  neighborhood of Slocan City are  worked by union -men - at union  wages. The business men of the  town have declared themselves in  hearty sympathy with the eight-  hour law. The result is-a' lively  town add a prosperous mining district. ^   Mrn must be lacking in manhood  .when they allow then_.{.clves to bo  smuggled into a country to obtain  employment. The twenty-eight  ! men imported by the Payne mine  management, if they are intelligent  men, should know that tho laws of  Canada protect all men iu their  personal liberty and property  rights; that all por-sons seeking employment are free to com6 and go  at will. Canada wants neither serf-*  nor sneaks.  Canadians Warming Up.  Toi.onto, January 10.���" With  men and money we will assist the  mother country," was what sir "Wilfrid Laurier, premioi of the dominion, said in a brief speech at Sherbrooke, Quebec, a few days, ago, and  now conies the announcement that  when parliament reassembles, in  less than a month, a vote of not less  than $3,000,000 will be asked towards defraying the cost of the  2200 men in the field iu South Africa or on the way thither from this  country.  Canadian loyalty and enthusiasm  have increased as Britain's difficulties have increased, and the result  is the decision of the government  to send men to help and to pay the  cost of keeping them in the field.  Authority will also be sought for  power to pay any money necessary  beyond the sum named. The vote,  judging by the declarations of tho  leaders of both houses, will be unanimous. The Dominion can well afford money, for there is likely to be  a surplus of'more than $1,500,000 in  the treasury, with a still expanding  trade aud revenue.  Lord Strathcona's offer to pay the  cost of 2Q0 or 300 of Canadian Northwest scouts has led to many other  offers of help from private citizens,  and finally a proposal has been made  to the imperial government that  Canadians will, by public subscription, pay the cost of equipping and  transporting to Cape Town or Durban 1000 more mounted men.,  * A New Deal Wanted.  Kiiniloti I'.vystuMl,,  Politics in British  Columbia  are  becoming "sliglftljMuixcd.   Tl_~Tver~"  satile aud  vacillating Joseph  who  was   elected   to   hornswoggle   the  coal barons of Vancouver Island  is  now playing their  game so  tu-oiig  that the labor unions of the  coast  cities have qualified his character in  a manner not calculated to  Hatter.  It in also  rumored that Well*,  and  Ralph Smith���who would not overlook an opportunity to Milavato .Martin���are bucking within tho Semlin  combination and may quit itat any.  time.  Henderson, whodouble-slinfll-  * ed the Turner gang last year, isdoing  the -square tiling by thr. government  crowd  for making   him  attorney-  general ; the  Vancouver World   is  passing  boquets   to Joe Martin���  Xjresiunably because  the  World   is  the only item Joe overlooked while  he   handed  out  the  brimstone  iu  Victoria���and the Province,  in   its  usual delightful language, calls its  erstwhile protege'a Ijorned   beast;  the government is carrying on business with a majority of one and in  the   early  part  of   the game  the  speaker hold his job" in the lookout  chair by voting for* himself  on hi*.  own   ruling.      Altogether  it   i-,  a  foolish looking mix up, and'if Semlin had good nerve ho would throw  up the deal and  call  for  another  election.    He couldn't got a smaller  majority than he has now and  a*,  the exponent of the eight-hour Jaw  no political flush with  Turner and  Martin at the head could be filled to  beat his pat.  The Men Are in Earnest.  MiN-NKAi'ou.s. January 10.���A poll  of the e an e (j e _t Nori hern system  on the question as to whether ti-aiu-  Murder and Suicide.  Coi.UMhus, Georgia, January 10.  ���Captain J 'W. Murphy,cashier of  the Third National Bank, shot and  instantly killed teller P. T. ShuUe  this morning, and then committed  suicide. The murder and suicide  occurred while the bank was filled  with customers and a full" corps of  clerks. Captain Murphy, who did  the bhooting, has been one of the  most prominent 1-.--S_ik._-s men iu the  city for a number of year.*-. For  recent month*, ho has been in il!  health, and has* suffered two strokes  of paralysis. It is believed that he  was temporarily insane when the  shooting was done as he and Shut_.e  has been the closest of friends.  Evidence before the coroner.'s jury  showstl_at"_tfurphy was presumably  insane. He placed the pistol close  to the temple of Mr. Shukze and  fired. ' lie then placed the pistol in  his own mouth and fired twice, both  balls penetrating his brain.  Dividing Alaska Territory,  Washington, January   15.���The  senate committee on territories today   considered   the -bill   creating  three judicial  districts  for  Alaska  and for ,a revision of. laws of tho  I'nitcd States applying to that territory.    A number- of  Alaska men  were presen t and made suggestions',  which they desired to  be incorporated in tlio law. ' They were asked  if there was any fccntimcnt in favor  of,dividing the territory at  Mount  .St. Klias making the  southeastern  portion   the territory  of   Seward.  Tho reply wa*. that  the' people believed such a division  would bo necessary at some   future  time.    The  judicial  bill   was  referred to   the  sub-committee.  SQUABBLINCJVER  PRIZES  Of the Spanish War.  Nkw Yohk, January 1(5.���A-special to the Herald from Washington says: "And tho attorney-general avers that all tho hereinabove  vessels of the king of Spain were  sunk or destroyed on or about July  3rd, 1S0S, by tho libellant (rear-admiral Sampson) and the vessels under his command."  This is an extract from tho answer just filed by attorney-general  Griggs to the libel filed in the supreme court of the claim of admiral  Sampson and in behalf of the officers and enlisted force of the North  Atlantic station who took part in  the Santiago naval engagement  against the Infanta Maria Teresa  and miscellaneous stores and supplies captured upon her and other  Spanish war vessels.  It forecasts the purpose of the  department of justice to support  the contention that the armored  cruiser New York actually participated in the battle with Cervera's  fleet, and that her addition to the  force made it superior to the Spanish squadron.  Should it be decided by the court  of claims that the American force  at Santiago was  the equal or superior to tho command of admiral Cer-  vora, the American officers and men  will be entitled to bounty amounting to $100 for each officer and man  on board the  Spanish fleet.    If the  American force was inferior to the  Spanish squadron, then a bounty of  $200 for each officer and man on the  destroyed vessels would be allowed.  Under the terms  of tho law  regarding prizes,  "the  net proceeds  of all property condemned as prize  shall,     when    the    prize was     of  superior or equal force  to the vessel or vessels making  tho  capture,  be   decreed   to   the   captors;   and  when   of   inferior   force,   one half  shall   be   decreed   to   the   United  States and the   other  half to  the  captors."  . It is expected that the court of  claims and the district supreme  court will determine the question  whether the New York took part in  the battle and by its decision an  end will be put to the controversy  which aas been agitating the navy  and country since the, battle oe-  currod. '  Canadian Siiareholders Stuck.  Nkw'York, January 10.���A bill  in equity, on behalf of the New  York and Canadian shareholders of  the Seattle, Lake Shore &' _~__ts t em  Railway Company litis beeu filed in  the United. States circuit court, at  Seattle, against the Seattle & International Railway, asking for a receiver for the road, and also asking  for1 an injunction against the movement of books of the company. An.  examination into the accounts of  Union Trust Company of New York  is also demanded. Charges of fraud  and conspiracy are also made  against the Union Trust Company  and the Seattle & International  .Railway in tho mortgage foreclosure, wherein the Seattle, Lake  Shore <S*. Eastern Railway Company  was sold to satisfy the mortgage of  the  Union Trust Company.  . v&^ *^ *"-'>"*' *^ ^ ^ ~' *^ ^ *** ���-*��� **��� ^*  iSL-tSL- a? �����-  CO  o  00  w  go  ft4  CD  hi  -ft-  P-  CO  o  CO  o  Ul  CD  -a  0  CD  Ul  0  0  ct-  Window  Shades  In all  Colors and  Sizes ffom  50c each  Up  We will offer during- stock-taking* special  reductions in all Departments, with  special inducements in House  Furnishing* Department.  ������.��*  ���Of  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  ift  ift  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���  to  jjjj   LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  if/   CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  to pair, from $2.75 up.  fj   OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,   with   trim-  MJ mings, 35c.  iff   WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  to        yard, 50c.  &   CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per  yard,  JK from 75c up.  V*>   FLOOR OILCLOTHS,   4-4 8-4, per yard  to from 35c up.  8j   LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  JjJ 75c up.  to  to  to  to  ift  g-.^-g,'gl-^-^'i��'^-g,'_?'^-g-<_'-<?'-.-<f-g-g[:���g**.g,.<g. _��<���___��. _-_-���-_-'������.  ^-BW <______���__> <_______��� .��___H__-' -_w__________. ____^f~__, -ft-*��� -_-_-_-_-��� i___________i -_-_-^-_ -----Ww 49*mt _-__���__._. -^fc��� -^fc��� -*T^��� *T**~* *^^fc* **Tl ^TT" -*^> -   >!*___      Mi      &��^- ^f____i_.    * '  Furnishings  JAPANESE MATTING, per yard, from  25c up.  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  60c up.  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard,  from 65 c up.  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, from $1..  WILTON Carpets, per yard, from $1.35.  AXMINSTER   Carpets,   per  yard, from  $1.25.  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at  extremely low prices.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  IRVINE &  to  to  ift  to  to  ift  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  J*'  CO  o  CO  w  0  P*  CO  o  CO  o  Ul  0  -tf  0  Ul  e-  h.  0  0  d-  Ul  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  Book Binding  Fatal Magazine Explosion.  Trxiu.v, California, January 10.���  A dynamite* factory at Av igliu.no,  fourteen miles fiom here, uxpiodo."  today -with the result that five  building!, tvere reduced to ruin.*-,  and many other houses wore badly  damaged. Ten bodies lmvo been  recovered 1'ioin the ruins. Several  other person.- were injured.  Will Suppress the Abuse-  Ant.vioi.i*, January 1(3.- The- burgomaster of Antwerp has ordered  the chief of police (o stop the sale  of the disgusting attack on queen  Victoria published yesterday.  Spanish Prisoners Beturn.  ___ ___AJt(!Kl.oXA>._Jonuai'5L.lG.^-Tho.  Spanish trans-Atlantic steamer  Leon XII], has arrived here from  tho Philippines with former Spanish  pi ibonei's and their families. A ma-  joiity of them* aie iu a lamentable  plight. The town authorities and  Red Cross -agents, met them and  gave assistance to the .suffoiers.  Squadron for the Cape..  ]_o\'_H>.v, January 10. ���The entire  special service "squadron is going to  ���South Africa, when relieved at  (Hbi'--1_-U- by the Channel squadron.  A portion of, it will be detailed to  convey the new naval brigade being  formed for service at tho front in  Cape Colony.  W. Starmer Srrf.th & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oi>jio-_Ho Open -Foii^o  AND  Book  INCORPORATED 16TO.  Just -Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.   Sweet Potatoes   Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  The Tribune lias 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  rebinding done on short notice  I CHAIRS  .CiS.  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 one's 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.  HUDSON'S BAY CO.  Teleplioe-S- f__.  'arson  Ortlcc W.u-d S_ie_'_  Kurd Conl  Anlln.iuilo  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|[:���rsx^   $6,15  DELIVERED  WHOLESALE  Butter,'  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  Tribune  ssociation,  j^h  '��?)  ISA ICI-It ST.iEiT, NELSON, li. O  Ai'_-.  w  ������-��'.-  $&  \S__-  *te-;  _*.'*'>.  W  m  #  if-  &0-'���"-?" fj" ���?&���'r&.if;-5,$k-'<$" if?���.". fip\ 0i fii-_-fe*% Ji" *"" /���*<?__(-"~ ift*rK*_&>" rf$" *s?*.  BURNS BLOCK  ,usr & W. Westfi Co.  Lethbridge Gait Coal  The hi".l   value for the monoj- in the .iiuikct  foi' all juiipo^L-..  ii:i-\_h <���-<.!_      W. P. TiiruNj.v, Ocncinl _\Kont  'J'c-ej-hoiic 117.    Office v.ith C, J.. J. Cliri.-.tie.  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   slocks   carried   at   Nelson   and  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  HrDTASHOROFT  '  ROYAY SEAL  AND >  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a  firs_-cT>w_- wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kindc. of repair-  iDur and ouf-tom work from outaido point*-.  Shop:  Hall St., betweeu Baker and Vernon  Kootenay Cigar Ifg. Oo.  M-I.80.V,  -Il-ITISI-  COLUMBIA  DISSOLUTION   NOTICE.  Xutieo ishuroliy gi. on I li.il, v\o t lie ii udci ���.if^ncel  iormerl.v" civfyiiiK oil bn.ine..-. as .Siiloon Keeper in the City or N'eNon mi the 1'ni\ nice of J.nl-  i-.li (.'olii.iilii.-, umlci- the firm na-uo ami ^Ijlc of  Jolinsoi! & Smith, hiuc this il.iy bj imitii.il con-  <c-nl di-iiohod the snd ]).utnuiship. The -.,iiil  bii>.iiic-.<. will be continued by the tmdei vigned.  Robert I<_. hnnth, \_ho -��ill p.iy nil ouNUmling  li.ihilities- ffthe slid (li-m and to whom .ill account-, due llie "-.lid firm arc pnjAblc to.  Dated ivt Nelson, H. C, thih 'ilrd d.ij ofl)ccom  bcr, 18SW.  A. \'. JOHNSON,  Witness: W. A. Galujikh. 11. li. SAHTll.j  The Neisor| Saw ar]d P_aqir]g 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  ���*- -i  ship to all points on Kootenay Lake by scows  or steamers, also hy 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  order.  The Neiso&i Saw at\d Placing Mills, Limited  OlHt-'e .itid Jlillh cc-i-uei- JIall iiiul Vvont feti (.-ut.*., Xelhoii. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1900  3  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  K33ST     6.000,000  Lord Slrallir-ona and Mount, Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Di-iuniiionil Vico-President  K. .S. Clonslon General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Northwest  Corner Baker and  .Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches in  l.o.vDo.v (England) N'mv Yoitic,  ('ilK.-Mio, and all the principal i ilie.s in Canada.  Buy  and  sell .Slc-rliny   Exchange and  Cable  Transfers.  (iianl   Commercial   and   Travelers'   Credits,  available in any part, of tbe world.  Di.iI'Ih Issued, Collections Made, Etc.    C  Saying's Bank Branch  C.liUl.lCNT  HATH OK  l.\ Tl.li.:.ST  l-All).  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, 3. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T,  THEY'RE   THE   FINEST.  THE DECLINE OF BRITAIN  Discussed by Professor Jordan.  San Fi-anci.sco, January lu.��� ln  Great Britain's  present war  with  tho    Transvaal,   president    David  Starr Jordan of Stanford university  sees the first step in the downfall  of  that nation.    Jn substantiation  of li'is  belief Dr. .Jordan  cited the  examples of Grot.cc, Rome and more  recently of  Spain,    lie said: '-The  fall of the*_e great nations is due to  war.    There is a cynical line in one  of Kipling'*--  poenib   that  has  deep  significance.    -Send forth   the best  ye breed,' he says, and that is what  England is doing now, that is what  Greece and  Rome  did.    Tlio   beat  and strongest of  the young  men :  ' those  without fault  and   blemish  V.-01.0 forth to   Ight and   die.    And  if  the  best  went  foi th, who wore  left behind but the  second  bc*-t to  breed the  next generation ?   That  is   why   the   Italian,   French   and  Spanish  peasantry at tlio  present  day, such  men  as 'The Man With  the Hoc,' are small and weak. They  are the descendants of the .scullions  and the cooks and slaves, those not  good enough  to fight, of the previous  generations.    This lias   been  true of all nations  called decadent.  France*'lost  her  beat blood  in the  wars  of Xapoleon.    The phi ins  of  Austcili./- and of Lodi  and  all the  great battlefields of the Napoleonic  era aro strewn  with  the skulls  of  the  besl   that   France  bred.    The  peasantry of England has deteriorated sadly since that nation has become an empire.    By tho'samo path,  as her predeceesoK*- she must  go to  .destruction."  ��� Dr. Jordan  .said  that his sympathies in the pre__cnfc.war wc.e witii  the "bodies  of  tho British people,  who weie, in his  opinion, "the victims  of a  gigantic bunko game,"  and had been led into the war unawares hy tho politicians and demagogues   of    Great    Britain.      The  primal sin. ho said, of iOngland had  been tiie desire to  seize  whatever  of value there was  which belonged  to some one else.  There wcio <.'.���_'. a in principles*, he  went on, which were at the root of  the present diflieiilty, among them  being the belief that Chamberlain  has fostered, that British influence  should bo everywhere paramount,  a tendency to keep a -'sore place "  between all English colonics and  their neighbors, and to overreach  on every frontier, just as she had  done in Ycno/.ueli. and in Alaska.   Fij]lowing  thi��__Une_ o_f thought,.  president Jordan hit the British  hard.- -"It has seemed to be it rule  in English warfare," he said, "-never  io utttack anybody -with > clothes  - ou, never to strike anybody units**  he was down and never lo hit above  the belt, save when that was the  only vulnerable point. In dealing  with the Dutch, Great Britain broke  every pledge made to them. The  truth of ic is that the British want  their land and must, have it to  make possible the scheme of Rhodes  and Chamberlain for a united British South Afiiea.  "Many reasons England has given for the war, but. thoy aro all  specious, She., has tried to treat  the two republics as revolted colonies. She has complained that her  sons there have 'been refused  franchise: she has pointed to  corruption and tyranny in  Transvaal government. That  Boers boasted that any one Boer  could whip five Knglishmen rankled ; so did the memory of Majuba  hill.  *'Xot because of her military  glory do we honor England, but because she has had more than her  share of the wisest and best men of  the world. And so the glory of the  Anglo-Saxon race is not in its dominions; but, if it may bo so expressed, in the permeation or spread  of its thought and its ideas and its  in Huence. They pi ate of irresistible  tendencies and manifest destiny  and so on, but I say now, a�� I said  at the beginning of the war, if  English soldiers cross the Rand and  wipe out the Boer nation, it will be  the beginning of the end of the  35riti-r.il empire."  INFORMATION  A BOUT TlIKlI!   Character, Equipment and Dutiks.  England's acceptance of Canada's  offer to send a second contingent to  the aid of British Africa has caused  tremendous enthusiasm throughout  the Dominion, and the volunteers to  enlist exceed  ten times the number  that will be sent.    The second contingent will be composed of cavalry  aud  artillery  amounting to about  one  thousand .strong.    Tiie major'  portion  of the cavalry will consist  of drafts from the Royal Canadian  Dragoons     and     the     Northwest  Mounted   Police.      Canadians    are  particularly desirous that a strong  'detachment of the police should be  sent.    While it would greatly hani-  p.-r  the force  to withdraw,   more  than two hundred men for foreign  service,   there   are    many   former  policemen living on the prairies and  in the mountains who are anxious  to go.    Since the formation of the  corps some thirty-four hundred men  have   passed   through   the   ranks.  No finer men for service in South  Africa could be found in tho British  empire.  Throughout a territory seven  times greater than the whole of  France law and order are maintained by a corps of only eight hundred  men, officially known as the Northwest Mounted Police of Canada, but  familiarly as the "Riders of the  Plains." The eorp_> combines the  features of military force with those  of a constabulary. Its duties are  jis varied as the country patrolled.  Essentially' the riders tire soldiers,  but they act as magistrates, sheriffs, detectives, town constables,  custom officers, license inspectors,  fire Avardens, court clerks, crown  timber agents, health officers, hide  inspectors, game wardeus,relief officers, crown prosecutors, food inspectors and mail carriers. By  their discipline and proficiency, by  theii valor and impartiality, by  their hardihood and discretion, and  by their soldierly and gentlemanly  bearing they'have not only won the  respect of allHiie classes they daily  come in contact with, but they  have acquired abroad the reputation of beiug one, of the finest forces  in the world. And .they live up to  il. Romance and hard yrprk ride  side by side in the service. It is  the stamping ground.of adventurous spirits drawn from many countries, and tho passwords tire intelligence, stamina and pluck.  With  jaunty   cap and   English  spurs the riders sauuter on the sun  gated. In this way the force keeps  constantly in touch with the scattered population, which, in return,  readily give every assistance to the  police. It is principally owing to  this strong spirit of cordiality existing between settler and trooper  that a mere handful of men can enforce law and order in a country  three-fourths the size of Russia.  It  would be difficult  to find  in  any  corps in the world an assemblage of   characters   more   varied  than  that to be met Avith in the  ranks of the Northwest Mounted  Police.    On  the  past  and  present  pay-rolls may be read the names of  novelists,  "bronco   busters," lords,  "river drivers," artists, bushwhackers,  lawyers,   dog  drivers,   honor-  ables, packers, bank clerks, sailors,  government clerks,  fishermen, Oxford and Cambridge graduates, sons  of admirals, generals, bishops and-  statesmen,  former   officers  of the  militia and volunteers  of Canada  and Great Britain, as well as former  officers  of the armies  of England,  France     and     Germans'.      About  seventy  per cent  of the  men are  gentlemen by birth as well as education.    Some of them have a private iueome in addition to their pay.  Fully  five per cent once served in  the imperial'army of Great Britain,  some having seen service in Egypt,  Africa, Afghaustan and India.    The  police claim to be the best educated  and Avealthiest force in the Avorlcl.  The force is armed with Lee-Met-  ford and Winchester repeating carbines and Enfield revolvers. The  principal stations are supplied with  bronze mortars and seven and nine-  pounder field pieces. In the Yukon  district they are provided with  Maxim guns.  The present average of the force  is: Height 5 feetlOi inches; weight,  107 pounds; chest measurement, 38'  inches; age, 31 years.  The saddle horses used by the  police are all western bred, being a  cross between Indian cayuse mares  and thoroughbred English sires.  They average 1:12 hands in height.  They have immense powers of endurance and are extremely hardy.  The record ride of the corps was  made by sergeant-major Spicer  while carrying despatches during  the last Riel rebellion. He rode a  pony���ti little over 14.1 hands in  height���from Fort Macieod to Calgary aud return, a distance of 23-1  miles, in two days, and, strange to  say. on the morning of the third  day both horse.and rider went on  duty. The police horses-tire eqiiip-  ped with Mexican saddles and head  stalls, "with Whitman bits, which  require only a single rein. The  carbine is carried balanced across  the saddle and strapped to its horn.  the  the  the  the  baked street'.of frontier towns. With  prairie hat and bandolier they "ride  the line," or cattle ranges. On pack  ponies they climb the mountain  paspes*. Jn moccasins and buffalo  coats they follow the winter trails;  und on snowshoo*-. and caribou  capote they patrol the northern  morasses. While working out their  duties they ride enormous distances  over plain and pra'uie.  They follow the, mountain trails.  By railroad train or steamboat  _they_go_frqm _town_ to_ village..  They follow the chores of lake and  'river. They penetrate snow mantled forests, ancl to made accessible  some new found Eldorado they cut  their way through an unexplored  -wilderness. Like the meshes of a  gigantic net their patrol trails cover  a country tliat measures a 'thousand miles from, east to west ancl  two'thousand miles from north to  south. In fact, one patrol alone--  that from Fort Saskatchewan, in  Albei ta, to Fort Resolution, on  Groat Slave Lake; thence1 to Fort  Simpson, on tho Mackenzie river  and return via Lesser Slave Lake���  cover** a distance of 2172 miles.  The patrolling party runs the  greater part of the distance oh  snows-iocs and covers the remainder with canoe and paddle. To give  an idea of the tremendous distances  travelled by members of the force I  cite an instance of an officer who in  the course of his regular duties as  assistant commibsioner during but  ti single year traveled a total distance of 15,1SI miles, 10,101 of  which were by rail, 000 miles by  water, 3020 miles with horses and  200 miles ou snowshoes. By a  splendid system of connecting patrols almost every settler in the  Northwest Territory is periodically  visited by the police.  If he has any complaints he  makes them in writing, and signs  the constable's patrol report, which  at the end of the boat is turned  over to the non-commissioned officer in charge of the detachment.  It is then forwarded witli the non-  eoHimissionef's Aveekly report to the  officer in charge of the division.  Complaints are  promj-tly investi-  (Jeneral Butler's Treachery. .  General Butler, who a few Aveeks  agowas denounced as a traitor, is  rising in the estimation of the British public. The.Loi-don Leader has  taken up his clef en ce, and in a recent issue says: "Our-slum journalism is seen at its worst in disfiguring all our traditions of fair play,  and politicians like Mr. Chaplin ancl  lot d Ileneago Avere not ashamed to  hike their manners from tho leaders  and their facts from the correspondence columns of the Daily Mail.  After the publication of the article  Avhich appeared in the Westminster  Gazette of hist Monday those gentlemen had better look elseAAiiere  for traitors. Sir 'William Butler's  ' treachery' consisted in his saying  "when he Avas"deputy~higlf commissioner that 'Africa did not want a  surgical operation! and that the  financiers' account of the condition  of the Transvaal must be accepted AA'ith reservations. Of  course these pacific speeches and  dispatches Avere scarcely a happy  "preliminary to the Avar policy on  Avhich sir Alfred Milner had set his  heart; by the time of his return  from London ; and recognizing the  discrepancy Avhich had arisen, sir'  William Butler offered to resign  and his resignation was accepted.  But this does not complete the  story of sir Willitim Butler's misdemeanors'. He gave some military  advice .to the' gOA'ernment. which  thoy did not adopt. IFc advised the  abandonment of the northern districts of Natal (the triangular defence) ; the protection of tho line of  the Tugela with a force of 20,000  men ; and a march on Bloemfontein  Avith an army of 100,000. Unfortunately he did not know that military considerations Avere to be sacrificed to the necessity of protecting  Mr. Rhodes' property. We fancy  that the real reason Avhy sir William Butler's * dispatches are not  likely to be published is that other  reputations more considerable than  Ills own Avould suffer."  Pearson Was Acquitted.  Nkw York, January 10.���Charles  E. Pearson of OttaAva, a passenger  of the Cunarder Etruria, Avho was  arrested here on December 17th on  a charge of smuggling a sealskin  coat into the country, was acquitted  of the charge yesterday before  judge Thomas in the United States  circuit court.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the PiiA-it.--W. W. Spinks,  Vernon; F. R. Watson, G. H. Williams, James Auld, Spokane; A. D.  Fellows, T. Anderson, Seattle.  At the Hume.���Ernest Mansfield,  NeAV Denver; Miss F. Noble,. Green-  AA'ood; D. E. Murray, Greenwood;- F.  Edwards, Rossland; W.--E. Bois,  Camp Mansfield; 0. W. McAnn,  Kaslo; Alfred Reeve, Silverton;  Walter C. Adams.  At the Qtebx's.���Mrs. J. Kelly,  Kamloops; R. P. Petti piece, Itevel-  stoke; F. "A. Heap, Ainsworth; F.  E. O'Brien, Robson; E. II. Small,  Cranbrook; R. Graban, Portage la  Prairie, Manitoba; G. G. Henderson,  Fernie; M. E. Stone, New Westminster ; B. Straudberg, Dn Bois,  Pen u.  At the Club.��� W. J.  Balfour; B. Quass, Granite.  At the Silver King.���S.  Portland, Oregon.  At the Madi-Ex.���J. A.  aid, New Denver; E. D. McDonald,  Silverton; E, A. Goodfellovy, Silver-  ton; F. Larrqtie, J. McDonald.  At the Tremont.���E. Scott, Chicago; R. A. Patterson, Greenwood.  At the Sherhrooke.���M.J. Seott,  Teeswater; A.    MeLeod,  Arlington  mine.  At the Grand Ci.nti.al.���D. J.  Mason, Winnipeg: P. T. Smith,  Ymir; P. G. Dargle, Rossland; W.  H. LJnderkirk, Greenwood: M. C.  McCraig, Hall; J. A. ITackshaAv,  Athabasca; It. C. Roc and Avife,  Athabasca; .1. Gray, T. Kennedy,  Toronto: E. Hecord, Poor man.  McKay,  T. Tind,  McDou-  Won't Pay the Price.  Antwerp, January 10.���The Belgian authorities greatly desire to  avail themselvTes of thereciprocity  provisions of the Dinglcy tariff act,  but cannot. The United States demands in return free l entry for  American grain and the'removal of  vexatious restrictions on the importation of American cattle into Belgium. The government, fearing the  hostility of the agricultural deputies to such concessions, dares not  propose a reciprocity treaty, and  the country thus is estopped from  developing its commercial relations  Avith the United States. The commercial population protests earnestly but unavailingly.  Appealing for Peace.  New York, January 10.���A dispatch to the World from London  says: A circular appealing for  peace for the Boors,1 signed by '400  clergymen of all denominations in  "the Netherlands, has .just been delivered to the ministers of all  Christian churches in (treat Britain.  It closed: "We beseech you, brethren, to use your influence that all  such in England as on Christian  principles disapprOA*e this war may  try Avhatever lawfully may be done  for its speedy cessation."  Pacific Cable Construction.  Washington, J-.nuary 10.���Secretary Long and rear admiral Bradford appeared before the senate  committee on naval affairs today-in  advocacy of the construction of the  Pacific cable by the government.  The secretary's statement was general, and related entirely to the feasibility of the plan and its advantage over doing the AA*ork by private  enterprise. Rear admiral Bradford  detailed the operations of the col-  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside -Doors.  Screen Doors     ,   '  Windows -  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and ^onst.  -   Newel Posts  Stair Eail  Mouldings ���    .  Shingles  Bough and  ~ Dressed Lumber  _   of nil kinds.  it.- Aviin- for  \. i: WILL  Wl-v*!' IS not r.v <-rocic  M.-l-K IT 1 OH  \*OU  CALL AND GET PIUCJES.  -.ALT, AM) I.AI.i: S_l-.---.l_.. ni:ij_ov  Contraetors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  G. 0. Buchaqan's  A largo stock of first-class dry matorlal on  band, also a full lino of a&.h, doors, mouldings,  turned work:, otc. ,,  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard;  Foot of Hondryx atroet, Nelson  Telephone, fil  Jof]n Rae, Agent  lierNcro, which is uoav engaged in  m.-iking a preliminary survey of the  proposed line Avest of Honolulu. According to the reports made of the  preliminary AA'ork, tho proposed cable is entirely practicable.  Kailway Must Be Rebuilt.  Washington, January 10.���Before the completion of the Siberian  railroad it has become necessary to  reconstruct the work already done,  and this Avill cost $25,000,000. The  information is supplied to tho state  department by commercial agent  Greener at Vladivostok. His report,  compiled from Russian sources,  sho\A's that in the haste of construction and the anxiety to get every-  thing cheap the road was laid with  a 12-pound instead of a _M-pound  rail. The bridges Avere built of  wood. Consequently not more than  twenty miles an hour can be made  on the leA'el Avith safety.  Presented Zola With a Medal.  Pah is, January 10.���It is exactly  two years ago that IU. Emile Zola  AVi-ote his famous letter, "J'accuse,"  Avhich brought the Dreyfus affair  to a climax. The anni\'ersary was  seized as an occasion to present the  author AA'ith a memorial gold medal,  unique in size and coinage, to Avhich  his admirers in both hemispheres,  including many Americans, subscribed. M. Mathieu Dreyfus, Avho  AA*as present at the presentation,  reported that his brother's health  showed continual improvement.  Rebellion Still Exists.  Pout ov Spain, January 10.���It is  announced here that notwithstanding the official statement of  the Venezuelan government that  the reArolution in that country Avas  at an end it is still active. It is declared that tAA*o days after the gov-  ernment had announced the revolution crushed general Hernandez  inflicted a severe defeat upon the  government troops at El Maipe.  Continental War Rumor.  Moscoav, January 10.���A dispatch  from St. Petersburg, credited to a  diplomatic   source,   says   that   on  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  rush orders from Paris the troops  in the French garrison are being  concentrated ou the frontier.  Among diplomats at the capital the  opinion prevails that the international situation as regards Germany and France in their relations  with Great Britain is more dangerous than appears on the surface,  and that existing differences may  yet lead to Avar.  - On  iipplfcaf ion tve will quote you rates on  Fire, Life, Accident und Plate Glass I-.M_iai.ce  AGENTS VOli J. & J. TAYLOlt SAKKS  FOR SALE  I-U!_IN'i:SS AND R].SIUi:.Vl-lAl. ratOPEKTV  25 by 120 with improvements,  south side  Vernon Ftieet  ��j000  JO by 120 corner of iial-er and Hnll streets.  l'-ii licul-tr-, given on Application.    ~-  2J lot., with cot tago, rented .it $1j per month,  Victoria street _...$3j0G  2 loth with cottage, rented ntS20 per month,  Stanley .street ..*. $3000  1 lot. including corner, 200 foot frontage ��1200  Voy Residential Properly you coti'd not do  bettor than invest, iu Knirviciv, commonly  known as -_ogu_._ow!i, especially now that tho  tramway i-. completed and in operation.  For i-.irnt_iil._t-. apply to ��bo. e lli-in, AVc-t  .Baker Street, XuNon.  A.R.SHERW00D  REAL ESTATE-  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  first door west  ol Bank Of Uiitish  Columbia building  Baker Street  GhaHes D. J. Christie  GENERAL'BROKER  llot j_��3  ���"i-l-oom Jfon->o.  7-l-onin IluiiM',  7-I.uom Jlotiiu.  Phone 117  -������OI-SAl.--  KOIl I-KN'T,  7-l.oom House with fui'nace   I.Y.SUI-AN'-''.     ].._..!_ KSTATJ.  ,...?I27.*.  ...   21 iM  .... :nm   ,..!J  LOAN'S  HALCYON WATER  is jvo _2xpeRiMr_.-v_*.  The    medicinal     .allies   of    irALCVOX  AVATICH  ha.   been proven.  Halcyon Water H Bottled Properly.  Vernon Sncet   Thorpe ��S. <wO.  R. REISTERER & CO.  l.l.l.V. Kt-3    ..\D tlOriM-lvi- or  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery lo Ihe tiurio  Brewery at Nelson  Favors Joint OAvnership.  KiXGSrox, January 10.���Rear-  admiral John G. Walker, president  of the Isthmian canal commission  appointed by the United States  government, litis arrived here on  the steamer Aleue from New York.  In an interview today he said it  Avas his opinion that the canal,  AvhereA'er it shall be .cut, must  be neutral. Feeling in tho United  States, he said, increasingly faA-ors  the inviting of Great Britain to cooperate in the construction of the  canal. While the. great Avatei-Avay  Avas certain to be built there Avas  no immediate prospect that the  actual work of construction would)  be .started. '  Germany Stands Neutral.  -Berlin-, January Ki.���The INTord-  deutsche Allegemeine Zeitung directs attention to the fact that the  German government recognizes that  it is a A'iolation of Germany's neutrality for the Krupps to furnish  war material to Great Britain. The  Berlin government has asked the  Krupps to send no more ammunition, guns or Aveapons of any sort  to either combatant.  land fishing rights has been settled  for at least a year through the acceptance by Great Britain of the  French proposition that the modus  viA-endi be extended for another  year, as Great Britain is not prepared in A\*ar iime to discuss the  matter, Avhich is uoav a question between Great Britain and tho colonial parliament, as the latter must  ratify the extension.  Coal Discovered in Cuba-  Saxtia.'o, January 10.���It is believed here that the problem of  utilizing the A'ast resources of the'  island in iron and manganese has  been solved by the recent discovery  of extensive deposits of coal in the  Mayan district, near Nipi baj-.  Tests of several tons taken from  the outcropping.*, and brought here  for experiment shows that the coal  is of very high grade, resembling  fine cannel coal.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B, C.  Postponed for a Year.  London, January 10.���The foreign oflicc O-licials say emphatically  that the question of the Newfound  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  I.OO-..S _-rGI-T.-lV._Y' ELT-CTl.ICrrV  ANJ> Hl-ATED imS'lM-A-.-  2,5 CI-XTS TO $1 '_  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  >      BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Larj?o  comfortablo hedrooma  and   first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  _V|rs_ E. C. Clarke, Prop,  i.\i'i: nl-' uu; n.jv.w iioi-rr,, i*,u.s.-l-V '  HUME  HOTEL  Tho finest hotel  l/i the interior,  Sninplo room-..-  Stcnm heat and  cluot.ric light.  Modern iu cvci7  ic-poct.  Oo-t-'-r Vernon and  ...trd fil . , Xel-tii  H. D. HUME, Pfer.  IVjadden House  ].t.'--T Ullif \-'Md  Mr-eel*-, ".'el-ofi  Tho only hotel in Nolson that had remained  under onu mnnagomont. sinco JStfO.  Tho bod-rooms aro well furnlfhod "and ilKhted  by electricity.  Tho bar ii alwayn stocked by tf-a l.cf>t ribine1*-  tic and imported liquors und ciK.tr.;.  THOMAS MA On. CN-. _.'_ oprlt. Ulr.  B. C. HOTELJ brie, e.  0.  Kiiht c\i\<- In ovory r��"-pt'f-t. Ciioicct whip1",  liquor*, mid ...jmi--.. I Ivory comfort for tr��iib:ent  and it'-sldcnt guist''.  H-..-DQUA1.T--!-.*. I'Oit U.VIO.V MEN7.  J...-1.I-IJ <'._.MI'J-._-_._, l'lojirir'tor.  OF   BEER  OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  I'UKSIl  ALWAYS  COOL  Tho I-0..I ff".*v of hew* to lie had in Xel-tm  Tin: <-i.i;n hot-.l  i-at  Corner Silica and  __t-_nlcy Strto'-H.  E. J. GliRRAN, Prop.  WOOD FOR"SALE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  AXV U-Nt.'l H.**.  l-cavi! oideii at Old t'uiioMtj   .simp, on .liwc-  iihhii  Mivet. <'- H. UK-HAM.  GROCERIES.  A-MACDO.*. ALO & CO.-Corner Vernon and  �� Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, lubbcis,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.    >  KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   bircct,  Kelson,   -wholesale  grocers.  fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front stteet, Ncl-  l"    son, wholo-alc grccers.  COAL.  CHOW'S  .VEST PASS COAL COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  St. l-di-bo, Agent, liaker street. Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYKP-S & CO.���Corner Baker ancl Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  waie and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE 'COMPANY���  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  T7ANCOUVEJ-   HARDWARE    COMPANY,  V    LIMITED-Iiakei-'-treet. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in haul ware aud mining supplies, plumbers and -ii-smiths' supplies.  jERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHOP.PE & CO., MMTTKD.���Cornor Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar ...reels, NoKon, manufacturers  of and wholc-alodcalcrs in terated waters and  fiuit syrups. Sole  mineral -..ater.  ugenUfor Halcyon  Springs  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TKETZEL & CO.-Corncr Baker Fand  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in a.saycrs supplies. AgentsIfor Denver  Eire Clay Co, of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, UKETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agentj.  for Pftbit Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co, of Calgary. '  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  -Ncl.on,  cigars  HJ. EVANS  &  CO.���Baker  street,  ���   wholesale    dealer.,   in    liquors,    ^.a...-,  cement, the b.ick and fire clay, water pipo and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  "        "flour and "feejx  BRACKMa:*. & KKIt MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, wholesaledeal-  am.  est  ers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New  minster.   CIGARS.  ���trOOTENAY   CIGAlt   MANUFACTURING  ���*"*-   c.U.-i-C'oniw Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, -n.->iti_-_clu_��--*_-of "J_o>alSeal" and "Kootenay Belle" biands of cigars.  PAINTS  AND   OILS.   ���  NELSON HAIIDWARK COMPANY���Bukcr  Street���Wholesale'dealers in paints, oils,  and binshes of all kinds. Largest sloe.*: in  Kootenay.                FRESH AND SALT MEATS.,  P     BURNS fir    CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  ���   wholesale doaleis iu frc-On-ud cured meats.  Cold storage.  "powder, caps and fuse.    '  HAMILTON   POWDER   COMPANY-Baker  street NelHin. niani.fJ.cturer. of dynamite,  bporiiiif,'- sUi-iiiiiiiif and blaqk blasting powders,  wholesale dealers ii,  blasting app.uatu..  cap. and fuse, rind electiic  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vwnon  ���f-lrc'i'l, NcNon, wholesale deaiors in provision., pi wince, and fruits. Agciits_for_Swift_S-  Co. b.icon i.iid~hams.  J.  m  F  Y. -ilHITrN   &  CO.���Corner Vernon mid  Ja-.l-.imo streets. Nelson, w)|ola.,_U- dealers  i.jo.isioi.K.c-,i*.-.*f meat.!, butter itnd ogg#.  R-_.TI.WART & CO.-Wart-honse*. on C P.  ��� It. tiacfo. foot of Stanley street, Nelson,  wl.olo.alo dealers in provisions, produce i.tiul  fruiU. Cold Murage. A genu Armour &, Co.'b  barou, hains, lard and other products.  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO..Ltd, - Nelson   bianr-h;   Hall   street.  Whole-silo dealers in butter, eggs and cheese.  -  SASH AND DOORS.  '  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIM-TED-Coiiier l'lor-t/md Bali street*),  NV'son, maiiiifactur'-i-i of itnd wholesale dealers  in MiMi and duo.--,;.-l!'i-ind . of factory v.ark made  to order.  ~ , WINES*'AND" CIGARS."  CALIFORNIA     WINE  TJ.D���("orr-M- Front  COMPANY,    MM_-  .... .    and Hall streel-*, Nelson, v. !i<iic>-.-l_i dealer* In whins (case and bulk)  anil domeMi.. undimportt-d cigars,  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIOHTS OV PYTHIAS- Nolson Ixxlgo, No.  i.. Knights of t-yihlo,., menu) In I. 0. O. K.  Hal], corner Baker and Kootcnny btieetn, ovory  'rue-day evening at8 o'clock., visiting Knights  cordia-lv iimtod to attend.  T. LILLIE. C. C.      li. O. JOY, K. of R. _C S.  NELSON LODGK. NO. 23, A. V. & A. M,  Mcen second Wednesday in each month.  ScJourninR brethren luvllcd.  NELSON L. O. I... No. lt-12, moots in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and lCooto'iay streets,  l?!t  arid 3rd   Hiday  of  each  molillt.   Visiting  bri-thf-rn cordially invited.  K. KoniN-ov. W.M. W. ("if -\. i .mi>, Rcc.-Sec.  NELSON ./ERIE, Number 2".��, Fraternal Order  of Eagles*, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday incich month   in Fraternity Hall.  Vi-ititiR brethren welcome.  J. Ikmm. President, J. tt.Wi.vv, Secretary  NELSON MINER*' UNION NO. ��!. W. F. of  _>!.��� Mct'ts in jiihhi ���' union jooni-. north-  c.i-l mriu-t Vli-ttirfa and Kooleimy -tn-el- every  Satmdav owning ��t S o'clock. Visiting member- vi-Icoiuc , , .,,...��,  Juii.s Wii.m -.Sec}'.    Cms, A.McK .v. Pres.  rpi  HIK i-.f-ul ii 'Jt'v!hi.*- "! ���ll<-'''��ipernors Union  at<* ln-lil on    .y_-d_--"-ila}   cM-iiim* of eat-h  week, at 7 o'_lo.k. in tin' Minn-.' I iiion hall cor-  ti'r Victulia and Kuoton.iv -feet-,  li   KOHIN.**ON. 1'n-siili-nt.  JAMES ftU.LINCJ, s-i-cruury.  ARCHITECTS.  EW._-.-_T  & CA U Iii K���Architect-.   Rcou-H 7  and ti Aberdeen block, Taker etraet. Nelson. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON", B. C.,-WEDNESDAY JANUARY  17, 1900  $  'Si  I  JS  I  I  J*.-'  f,-  ��� %'- .  k  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  Teetzel & Co  A liberal discount will be'given on Clothing  to make ready for spring stock  A few nice overcoats left  which \vc are selling at greatly reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  To the People of t\\e Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Karri Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qnuiinrf II/. an hi n oc   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing l��iaCI]iqeb   Domestjc and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  N  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  Per.watch   repairing and jewelry manufacturing  we  have  in-  Creased  our staff ancl   are  prepared to make up  chains, lockets,  and rings at home without sending away for them.  -   I have.a'specialist who will test your eyes free of charge. .  IViail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  Comfortable  ootwear  SMALL SHOES for uul��ci'-^  STRONG SHOES "-1-1 ���"<->'*-"->���*<>  STYLISH SHOES fwU��"r'"u"m  DAINTY SHOES fm llil}0 A���,  ELEGANT SHOES for lhelr mothers  "H'o -.Und back <if pju- Shoe-*  Tiiey -ire Hindu In such .1 vi..y_ from nlock. th.it (hoic is no excuse foi- .m.*.thing but sitisfactlon  \\'o h.i\i> ii larger .stock thun you _i.sm.ll.* mjq find lower prices for the s.imo qualify  than you c\cr rim ucii.-ss  Shoes to fit nil feet, in bljles to suit e.ety fancy, al pi ices mowed do-wi to a minimum.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  *W. P. DICKSON  BAKER STIil.ET, NKLSON1  ���S. H. H. APPLEWHAITB  CITY LOCAL NEWS  An error crept into Tiik Triii-  i:.\'i_'s report of the oi-f-anixtition of  tlio Laborers Protective Union  ���which appeared in yesterday's  is.sue. "\V. P. Smith wis named as  the holder of the ' oflicc of guardian  instead of i. Neale.  The f-i-itish 'Columbia Review,  wliich is published in London,  makes the announcement that the  .Kelly. Syndicate Limited has taken  up the option on the group of 20  claims, which were bonded last  summer, and that the first installment on the purchase price has  been paid. The principal claims in  the deal are those -which comprise  the Dandy group on Toad mountain.  Tony Long of Slocan City arrived  in Nelson yesterday and received  the final payment on his mineral  claim, adjoining the Joker in Camp  Mansfield, from Ernest Mansfield.  While in the city Mr. Long purchased lot 12, block S, subdivision  lot 1S2, from C. D. J. Christie. Mr.  Long left last evening with his wife  and brother for a three months'  holiday trip in the east.  The new headgear for the Nelson  rifle company has arrived, and lieutenant Kccr has a sample hat on exhibition in his Baker street window.  It is black, broad-brimmed, with  green and crimson puggaree, and a  crimson rosette to fasten the brim  to the crown on the left side. The  hat looks well, but the members of  the company are inclined to regret  that they are not of gray felt,  ^whieh would not show dust.  D. M. Claik of Rossland has  transferred an eighth interest in  the Campbell claim to A. C. Luff,  a fourth to .1. Lull" and an eighth to  W. R. Rraden, all of Rossland. The  Campbell is located on- Copper  mountain near the ifmir mine.  A..S. Gray of Kokauee cicek was  in the city yesterday on business.  Mr. Gray has a pieemption claim at  the mouth of the creek and fcovoral  niincralclaims abouc a mile back.  The ledges in the claims are said to  run 00 per cent in zinc, and an effort i-_ being made to develop them.  M. Mcl.ae has sold his ranch at  Nine-mile point to George Stevenson of Nelson. The property contains 77J, acres and a portion of it  *i*_ well cultivated. The consideia-  tion was $1000.  ' Lieutenant-colonel Prior of Victoria, who succeeded lieutenant-colonel Peters as ]>. O. U. of the M. D.  No. J1, has been transferred to another post in succession to an officer  leaving for the Transvaal, and major Benson has taken over the com-  J. MePHEH  ooleqay EleetriG Supply & Construction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Hattlpments foi* Electric Power Transmission and __.ifjhtl___r for  BllPea. Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps. Bella, Telephones, Anrmnciatore, Etc.  p. O. Box 80S.  J(_8->p__l_-�� Street, Kelt, on, 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.  If your "cyes-_roub_e-yoiri__  reading or doing fine work,  especially during these'dark  days, you need properly fitting  spectacles ��� \vc have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold and steel frames.  mand of the district. Lieutenant  Beer has not yet been advised as to  recruiting for the special British  Columbia contingent. A number of  new applications have been made  by volunteers who desire to join  the next expedition.  The preliminary examination in  the Kelly case took place before  police magistrate Crease yesterday,  chief Jarvis prosecuting, S. S. Taylor appearing for the parent-- of the  girl iu the case and W. A. Macdonald defending. The trial lasted all  day, and magistrate Crease finally  committed young Kelly to stand  his trial before the next court of  competent .jurisdiction.  C. B. Hume, of Hume <fc Co., merchants at Revelstoke, is in the city  on a business trip.  S. IS. Weeks of Barkerville, Avho  is a guest at the Phair. states that  considerable capital will go into the  Cariboo country this spring. H'o  has "just returned from the east,  after completing the organization  of a syndicate to develop a promisr,  ing hydraulic proposition on one of  the many gold-bearing creeks in  the Barkerville district.  From So to 40 cars from the east  arrive in Nelson daily over the  C. P. R. for local distribution or to  be forwarded to the Boundary  country. The' traffic is fully twice  as large as was hauled last year at  this time. At present a large  amount of machinery is going forward to the Boundary creek  country.  The cut which the C. P. R. has  been making for the past two  months at a point three "miles from  the city will bo finished this week.  Ballast and rails will be hurried  forward and trains will be running  through the cutting shortly. Three  trestles arc done away with by the  change.  The C. P. R. auxiliary had the  wrecked tiestle No. (53 repaired at  midnight Monday, and trains were  run over it as usual yesterday and  passengers and baggage were transferred across the trestle and arrived  at Nelsou almost on time. An  order has been issued that trains  shall not cross the bridge at a speed  exceeding four miles per hour.  J. W. Stewart and W. II. Iluncke,  executor.*, of the estate of the late,  J. R. Cameron of Rossland, have  sold a, half interest in the B. C.  claim ou Wild Ilor��e creek to T. 13.  Garrison and Phil Aspiuwall ] of  "Spokane. Tiie consideration was  $72. Messrs Aspiu wall and Garrison have also purchased a quarter  in the B. C. property from-F. W.  Bolt of Rossland.  Phil Aspinwall, the well known  mining man, has transferred a  quarter interest in the Longsley  claim on Wild Horse creek to  Thomas B. Garrison of Spokane.  W. R. McLean, local manager for  Thorpe- & Company, ieturned to  Nelson last evening after an absence of live weeks in the eastern  provinces. He spent a very pleasant time in the east, but says there  ib* no place like Nelson.  G. H. Williams, of Spokane, tiav-  elling agent of the Great Northern,  is  at  the Phair.    21v.  Williams is  111%;  m  ��.vfe.',';;:MiVi>.r  ���*~r_��o-_fc-.c*<i-*u'.- >-q *��*-;_>���*    -.*}_*���>���"���  iiS-S-.  {&��� ���!&a;,.:"!"... i  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 if is adapted to any kind of coal,  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  X 1.1.SOX  KASI.lt  sandon*  paying a business  visit to the city.  During the year 18.".) the C. P. R.  barges baud led the following number of oais: Cars brought to Nelson loaded, 4839; empty, 02; locomotive.*;, 3; ears c.irried-oufc of-Nel-  son loaded, 270; empties, II;"0; total number cars carried by barges  during the year, !..'.30. It may be  mentioned that np to March 1st  barge No'.'in carried all the business. No. 10 was added on that  date and No. IS on November 1st.  The capacity of each barge is fifteen  cars.  His lordship bishop Dontenwill,  who was expected to arrive in Nelson today at noon, will not be here  until this evening or tomorrow.  There will be no benediction at 7:30  o'clock tonight. Bishop Dontenwill  is on liis way to K,omc and will be  absent some six months.  No further intelligence lias come  to hand regarding the Balfour extension of the C. P. R. The location  party is now going oyer the line  and completing their portion of the  work preparatory to the commencement of operations.  The work of removing the machinery from the hull of the Kaslo  was commenced yesterday. The  C. P. B. is left rather shorthanded  by the burning of the craft as all  their tugs were very busy. The  new tug will probably be built  earlier than was originally intended.  The machinery is now being built  by the Doty Engine Company of  Toronto.  No further efforts have been made  to raise the barge sunk off the C. P.  R. track, and it is generally understood that the undertaking has been  abandoned. One of the massive  grappels is still at the bottom of  the lake with the barge.  11. .1. Cambic, resident engineer for  the Pacific division of the C. P. I'.,  i*_ now in Montreal in connection  with the "proposed expenditures on  capital account iirthc pioviuce, tho  principal feature of which is'tlio ex-  'teiit-ive improvements to the company's property in Nelson. Developments are expccted-ishortly.  The motoriucu on 'the train cars  have instructions to btop on the far  side of tho crossings when taking  on passengers. Thi.*. is not generally understood, and the fact has  caused citizen1, some inconvenience.  Mrs. A. T. Stephens, of Ottawa,  has arrived in the city on a visit to  her daughter,  Mrs. Thabui-n Allan.  The repairs on the tramcar  wrecked on Kootenay street are  progressing rapidly and tho car  will shortly be in **hnpe to operate.  The management has decided not  to use the hill line until the track  brake*-:  ordered  in  San   Fraiu-i-sco  E HAVE STOVES  But while  we  weather  line of  we   would  draw  Including Ten ;u_"  arc  waiting   for the cold  your attention to our  NICKLED COPPER WARE  f'ofH.o Pols, (si.vci.il designs) KnameUcil llnnitle Dipi-cr.-:. Pudding RIslic.-, Tea  Kettles, etc.. and llie only |>!uee you can j_;ot them is nl,  '..   -f  rocers  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery,   and    Glassware,   etc.  -*  Our Grocery and   Proyision  Department is crowded with all the  popular   brands   of   edibles.    A-  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  .rookery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson"  224-22C Baker Street, Jiclsoq.  TO VOITR LOT I.J.N K  \\ K 00 IT     SI-!- rs  GAS FITTIN-G OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Oixi.i Il-ni-t' HloiK, Xel-im  STRAGKAN BRO  Canada Drue & Book. Co.  ���a  _. l.I__.0_~  I-o not -.pend every u.-'hiiik of I lie weak in  >-cMi'el_ ol" uniusciiicnl, but Ki.e u Iiitlo time to  yoiu own ^oei.tl und i__c.--_t._l iiiipioveiiient.  NIGHT CLASSES  For nil k' adc. of tc1-01i.i_- v> ill be opened nl,  (lie r-..'.ii-e*>*> Collet,'.'.  Viatot!.. streel on Jiuiiiiii-y Hid, 1!K)0.  A\.ul yoin->el-es of Ihi. opporliiniLy.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  dm- fiiendh and .-nsloincih.ippiccl.itcllic  r.-luvs we ;no to\ in-; lliein in olotliiiif_r.  Wi pu.|)o-c- lo��i .c thorn equal \nliie-.<iU  lli.swwkin funil-liisig**. ������  _J.Nl-_-inV-.-VI-.  All-wool ribbed undi'i-wciir. per suit, $J!.fK)  All-wool l.tncy neat slripe-. per suit, __.>0  JIOS-I-UY.  All-viool blnek ho_e, vsonlli lite, for L'5c.  . v�����.. ���e ...enchant Tailor  FULL LIMES OF WINTER AND SPUING SUITINGS  WEST BAKKR STIH-JSt> NJSLSON  'OPPOSITE STI.VK.1_ KINO HOTKI  FOll.MlCltL.Y'lCNOVV'.N AS .I'll 1C"  .  . NK...SO.N (.:IC!AK CO.  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  If Vo" would enjoy a -Vcs.i. iiml fragrant mi_o1_o Hon I foruel. Iho Cabinet keens Uiem  [iss Palmer  ���\ViIl open lier  KindciKtut-ciiaiid  pi unary suliool in  THE KXUIJSIt  VUVUVU sehool  room on (lie 2nd of .lann.iry, 1!K!<). l-'oi .<_T_ns.iud  all pasllculai-sapplj lo JUKS l'ALMHK,  Al  residence of Ah... J. K. Kobcr. .ou, Baker  Street West.  A. R. BAE10W, A_SM_C.��.:  PROVINCIAL  -.    LAND SU-WEYOR  Cnriiet- Victoria and Koolcnay Streets..  I��. 0. Uox 55!l. TKI-KPHOXK NO, 35  Shlrls a(. ifi-i-ntl}   reduced prif-es.'  Neek-  wc.u- uf ..11 kinds at .speeiai low prices.  bUT PRICES IS THE  OnDHR OF TIIK 1-AV  And I want to be in It. I have just received  Kail baniple? of Suitiii-fH and OvorooaLiriKs.-, representing n SSO.OOO block to choose from made lo  your order at prices never befoie heard of in Nel-  faon. All the latest fads in Fancy VosiinKs for  }>'all and winter.  Ladies' tailoi ing in all its branches a specialty.  Lowc-l prices.   Itoom. 1 and 11,'IIilljei block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  C'LK.VM.VG  AND  KlOl'AIKIN'G  YOl'U OWN GOODS MATH. UP  OLD rl.OTJIl-.-i AIADK GOOD AS MKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Cl.vrko Hotel.   MKHGIIAXT TAILOR  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  .NELSON, B.C.  Coffee roasters and dealors in Tea and Coffoo.  Olfcfr |r��sh _-o_isted coffeo oil beat quality as  foliows.  Java and Arabian Maeha, per itoruiid..... .$  iO  Java and Mocha Blend> S pounds  ������. 1 oa  Fine Santos,! jiouuds ��., ��.... j go  SantoH Blend. 6 poundB....  i 00  Our Special Btoiid, 6 pouiids  1 00  Our Rio Roast, C pounds  1 00  A trial order Bollci-Od.   Salesroom '1 doors east  of Oddfellows block, West linker struct.  arrive.  Local men who are desirous of  taking a hand in the lively scene.  in the Transvaal .aie now enquiring  ���.vh-m and where lord Strathcona's  -COntingeiit-oL.UO rough-riders i_._to  be enlisted. " A number of good  riders and &hots aro available in  -Velson. -  A quantity of oxprctsu coni-igned  to Nelson was on board tho baggage  I oar which was wrecked ��� on the  Crow'st JN'est road Sunday. Tho  pareols* were for;vm-ded and arrived  'iierc to-day practically undantaged.  A mild unobtniHive paragraph  that appeared in Tnio Ti-inaxK yesterday morning pricked Ihuthin skin  and sonj-itive flc'.*.h of hyjjnoti&t 2U--  Kwon, who at times' delights barroom ac(|iiaiutnnce_. Avitii sloight-of-  liand tricks that, astonish and at  other times,gives street exhibitions  that tlio police have been called on  to .suppress.  Is like ali our .goods  Monsoon Tea is always the same  For sale by  Reliable  l\\e Western lereantile Go., Limited  .-.iiu-'Osnois tn M. IVsUm-.ij- & Co.. Sl-yile mid K.nicy Grocur  1JAKKK SI'llKKT. .VK1.S0X  Groceries  and  Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  John A. Irving & Co  Houston Block"  BUSINESS  Dry Wood.��� Jf you  dry wood no to Kully & Steeper'  -MENTION".  want good  /\SK YOUR GROCER FOR TlfE CELEBRATED  Rolled  Tho Best that'Money can Buy.   Take no Other  M-i.ii.f.ictmc-d V'j* llie ni.trlonaii-Ker "\!illin;r f'o.. I.Ul.  Violin m, V.int'ouvi-i, W^sliuinsli'i-, Kdnuinlon.Nelson.  Oats  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  Msi-sox. n.v.  A hoarding and day school condueled h\ Ihe  -"���i-lprsol HI. Joseph of l*qfi<-B. It is silutitcd.il  thc-iorncr of -SI ill .uirt Joseplniio sIiclU in one nf  Ihc hust iL'sidontiiil porhons nf Xw��m, ,ind i-,  casilj nrc(->.s!)ilo from nil iiiirts nf the cit.v.  The uOili=c-<il stiulj includes Ihe fuiKl.lincnl.il  mid higher bi.im-lics Of Ihorouph Kii{_;li��li frtii< .i-  tIon - I.n-.inuhs <'onr<;e l)ookl_uc]imi; sIumok-  liipln .ui.l Ij poNMiling. .Science com*e -inii-ic.  \ oc-.il .ind iiisLruinoiil.il, dr.iwimr, etc. I Main in I  and tK-uillovvoiJY, etc.  [���'(irtciin*-anil pfirticnlnrs apjily to the hUlcr  Eiipuiioi'.  ONE   DOLLAR  A   LOAD  Head Omen at  KELSOT*", B. O.  Wholesale and, Retail  Dealers in Meats  Miu-ket>. at I~ols_on, -Ros*.l.uiflr Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstuk-p, Fci-guson, Grand Porks, Greenwood, Cascade Cityj Midway, and Vancouver.  Maii Orders Promptly Forwarded  The unt-cistsued has a InrRO quniiUtj* of fl*.  codtt!-, and tarharac glaba, in 16-ineli and Moot  loiiKtlis, suitablo for stove wood, which will bo  sold for SI a load at tho mill ynrd.  NKIjSON SAW & PLANING MH-LS, Ltd.  Nelaoci, AiiKua. WU*, 1899.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  \\*HOiE8AL_S AND KBTAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Bakci" Street, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  OUDJ-US BY MAIL .UKCKIVJ. CAUEKUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.


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