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 JP?  DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  ^   FIVE  DOLLARS  A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  i  EIGHTH  TEAR  NELSON:   TUESDAY MOANING., JANUABY '23,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  1  I  IMPORTED MEN ON STRIKE  Refusod to (Jo to Work.  Nkw   Di.nvi.1-,     January  99  [Special to  the Tribune.]���A party  of minors,   forty-Lour   in  number,  passed   south   on   to-night's  boat,  bound for   tho   Knterpriso mine on  Ten-Mile   creek.    J.  Itodorick-Rob-  ���   crtson, nuuiager  of  the   London &  British Gold fields,  which holds the  controlling  interest  in   the Enterprise  mine,  was  iii  charge  of the  party.    The  men   were  secured in  Vancouver.    They appeared  to be  highly respectable  and  intelligent,  and  carried  considerable baggage.  When  they   arrived   at  Rosebery  they wore locked  in  tt car and tho  union delegation from here were re-  ,   fused  entrance,   but   some  of the  men crawled  out  of the windows.  When on the steamer, bound down  the  hike,  the  men  said  they had  been lured to the Slocan under false  pretenses.    They   said   they were  told there was no trouble with the  miners, that in  fact the camp was  void of miners.    The union men accompanied    the   party   down   the  lake, fully explaining the situation  to the  imported  men, with strong  hopes of turning them oil'.  Sii-VEUTox, January 22���[Special  to the Tribune].���Today forty-three  men from Vancouver, accompanied  by J. Roderick Robertson, manager  of the Enterprise mine,  arrived at  Rosebery,  en  route   to   that property.    The  passenger  coach   containing the men was locked and the  platform barricaded to  keep them  in and outsiders   from  speaking to  them. . They were met at Rosebery  by local men and the situation explained  to  them.    In spite  of the  arguments  and  entreaties   of   Mr.  Robertson  they  refused  to  go to  the Enterprise mine, and got off the  boat at Silverton.    They are being  taken care of by the local  miners'  union.    The men Avere employed by  the Beatty Employment Agency of  Vancouver,   and   they   say  unfair  methods    and     misrepresentation  were employed  to induce  them to  .come here.    Some were-told  there  was no labor trouble, and others  that there were not enough  miners  here to do the work ; both of which  were false.   *  have shown sound judgment and  great success in development. Next  summer will witness still heavier  purchases by the same people.  Last week ore shipments from  the Slocan camp took a big leap  forward, and at onco becomes encouraging. From the Rambler -10  tons were shipped ; Queen Bess, 150  tons ; and tho Payne 100 tons. This  makes 205 tons in all, and is the  heaviest week's shipments for some  time past.  TO SHUT OUT SMALLPOX  *~  w  d.  ii/  ib  *  di  ili  ili  ili  ili  ib  U.  v_i  *  ili  ib  vi.  ib  ib  **_  **.  �������**��*&�����*_ ****&*��  LADYSMITH HAS BEEN RELIEVED BY LORD DUNDONALD'S HORSE  Durban, January 22.���The statement comes from an excellent source in Pieter-  maritzburgythat lord Dundonald has entered Ladysmith with 1600 men. This is not  confirmed from any other quarter, but it is known that lord Dundonald's flying- column  has been acting to the left of the advance.  __-5��__�� .��*_I-~__*3_I3^^^  "*.  \_l  Hi  ili  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ili  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  i  CAMP IMPROVING EVERY DAY  Prospecting tiie Noonday Ledge.  Nkw Duxvi-R, January 22.���[Special to the Tribune].���Work on the  Queen   Fraction,   on   the    Galena  Farm, is meeting with encouraging  results.    It  has   been eoiu-lu-iivuly  demonstrated that the lead  is  one  and the same as that of the  Noonday.    The main drift has had more  or less ore from the surface, and  there is now between two and three  feet of concentrating mineral iu the  breast in   a six-foot ledge.     The  owners   are   I).   Matheson,    C.   E.  Strickland   and   J.   Lind,   of   this  -town.��� Adjoinmg_tho_Quoen> |s_the  Adlai^     a    crown-granted     claim,  owned  by  J.  <J. Bolander and W.  Thomlinson of New Denver.    They  have been developing the property-  all winter,  and have .stripped the  same lead on their  ground   in  *>ev-  . oral   places.     , Together   the   two  clainis'make a promising group, and  various parties have been endeavoring to secure a bond ou  them, with  a likelihood of a deal being consummated.  Saturday night the ore chute in  the lower drift on the Hartney  again widened out in an encouraging manner. The lack of snow has  stopped the rawhiding of ore from  the mine at present. The unusual  mildness of the season is a great  detriment to packers.  Prominent mine-owners state the  C. 1*. Tl. will, this coming summor,  commence the construction of a  belt line up Lemon creek to the  Kokanee divide, and thence to Slocan lake via Ten-mile creek. This  line would tap all the properties  being worked by the Warner-Miller  people on Lemon creek, besides  numerous other promising claims,  command the rich showings of the  Molly Gibson, Smuggler and Camp  Mansfield bonanzas; and afford  cheaper transportation for the Enterprise and other stand-bys of the  Ten-mile camp.  Word from the Smuggler group,  at the head of Ten-mile, and under  bond to the Warner-Miller people,  is to the effect that the property is  developing in a magniliecnt man-,  ner. It will prove a big paying  proposition for the company. Their  investments throughout the camp  Prompt Action Taken.  In view of the smallpox epidemic  in Spokane the provincial board of  health has decided to take energetic  steps to prevent the introduction of  the disease into southern Kootenay  and   Ytde.     This   morning  special  health  officers   were stationed   on  the international boundary line  at  all  points  of inter-communication  who will submit all incoming  passengers, to a rigid examination.    At  Midway, G. C. Hislop  is  stationed;  at the international crossing of the  Red     Mountain     railway.     Perry  Wright is stationed,  at  Boundary  on   the   Kootenay    river    G.     H.  Palmer     is     stationed,     and     at  Waneta,   on   the   Nelson   &   Fort  Sheppard  railway, W. J. Astley  is  stationed.  The regulations which these officers will enforce have been issued  by Dr. D. LaBau, John Kirkup and  W. J. Goepel, and are ab follows:  1. All passengers arriving at the  boundary line from the south over  over the Great Northern lailway,  Spokane Falls & Northern railway,  Red Mountain railway, and any  stage line, shall be required to furnish the inspector or any officer in  charge of the carrying out of these  regulations, with a certificate from  tho health oflieer of the city or  town which he or she has last left,  containing thefollowing particulars:  (a) That he or she has not been in  any place or building infected with  sm'allpox; (b) That he;or .she has  uotiived in any building or. place  which lies dangerously near any infected building or district; (c) That  he or she has been vaccinated since  the I5Ui day of January, 1900.  In  the event   of any passenger  biinging iu any baggage (hand or  otherwise,   or   whether   the   same  shall be forwarded by expres .) the  following  certificate -shall also be  required from the health officer of  the town or city aforesaid: [a J That  , the said baggage (here give full description of the said  baggage," so  that there can be 110 question as as  identification) has  not been in any  place   or   building    infected   with  smallpox; [b] that the said baggage  has not been  stored or used in any  building or place which lies dauger-  ously near any infected building or  district.  2, All railway companies, transportation companies and stage lines  must adhere strictly to the following regulations: (a) All mail from  loeal points in Eastern Washington  and Central_aud_ Western Idaho  destiued for points ~on the boundary"  line or north of same must bo fumigated before leaving the last point  of call south" of said Hue, and the  master in charge of such mail must  furnish the inspector or officer in  charge of tho carryiug out of these  regulations with a certificate -from  the health oflieer of such point  where fumigation takes place that  such has been done: (b). All cars  must be fumigated before leaving  American points foi- British Columbia points, and the health officers'  certificate-must be furnished that  such has been done; (c) No Indians  shall be allowed to land in West  Kootenay or Fast Yale under any  conditions.  3. Inspectors ami officers will see  that the above regulations are  faithfully and strictly carried out,  at the same time it being incumbent upon them to facilitate rather  than hinder traffic, and iu all cases  to render what assistance they can  in their power to passengers, not  inconsistezit with the above regulations :  The penal clause for offences  against the above regulations.  (Section 1)7, Health Act, 1807) provides that: " Any person who violates any regulations of the provincial board shall, unless it is  otherwise specially provided; be  liable for every such offence to a  fine not exceeding one hundred  dollar.**, with or without costs or to  imprisonment with or without hard  labor for a term not exceeding bix  months, or to both fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the  convicting court.  START MADE ON THE WHARF  Tenders Called for the Work.  The city council held its second  meeting last night, the members in  attendance being: Mayor Houston, aldermen Arthur, Irvine, Morrison, McKillop, Hall and Wilson.  Two communications from Hon.  C. A. Semlin were .'read. One referred to the city's applications for  amendments to the School Act, and  the other for a high school, both of  which he stated would receive the  government's consideration. These  were'liled. ...  H. C. Cummiugs aud J. P. Cameron applied for the post of inspector of works. The letters were  filed. *  s R. J. Steele and other ratepayeis  petitioned the council to repair the  crossingat the intersection of Robson  and Kootenay streets. This crossing was destroyed during the laying of street car lines, aud on  motion of aldermen Arthur and  Irvine it was resolved to notify the  tramway management to repair the  crossing.  E McGregor applied for the post  of .poundkeeper, and the mayor remarked that in view of the frequency, of complaints action should  be taken. Alderman Wilson offered the city the use of P. Burns &  Company's corrals until May, for  pound purposes and the offer was  promptly accepted.* On motion of  aldermen Hall and -McKillop, McGregor was appointed poundkeeper..  Lieutenant Beer, wrote asking'  that , half-a-dozen incandescent  lights bo placed in the driilshed of  . the Nelson Rifle Company. Aldermen Hall and Arthur moved that  the request be granted, lieutenant  Beer to install the lights. The motion was carried.  The special committee appointed  to go into the matter of civic ofli- ,  cials and their salaries reported as  follow*--���   "Your  committee  recommend   (1) That    the    engagement  with  the   city  solicitor be  terminated, and that in future  the city  solicitor be paid for services  rendered and not by  way of a fixed  salary; (2) That the services of C.  AV. Dill, assistant engineer,  be  retained and that he be  required to  assist the city engineer in  the preparation and compilation of a wall  map of the city; (3) That the medical   health   oflieer    be    appointed  without salary and paid  for  ser-  'vicesrendered;- (4)-The- committee-  do not suggest any further changes  with regard to city officials, but recommend that the .council at  an  early date organise a local board of  health-to carry out the  provisions  of the Public Health Act."  Aldermen Irvine and - Wilson  moved that the report be taken up  clause by clause, which was done.  The adoption of clause one led the  mayor to observe that as the clause  left the city without a solicitor, the council might desire  to appoint a solicitor. This  led up to the matter " of tho  appeal in the case of Travel, vs.  Nelson, and the advisability of following up the appeal.  Aldermau Mclvillop thought the  appeal should be followed np, and  moved that this be done. Alderman Arthur seconded, but on a  division the resolution was lost, the  mover and seconder alone voting  for the motion.  Aldermen Hall and Wilson then  moved that applications for the  position of city solicitor be asked  for, which was carried.  Clause two of the committee's report was carried, alderman Irvine  dissenting.  Clause tln-ce was adopted on  motion of aldermen Arthur and  McKillop. Dr. LaBau was then appointed to officiate under the new  arrangement. Clause four went  through without discussion as did  the concluding clause.  The public work's committee recommended that a crossing be laid  across Stanley street from the  south   i_ido  of Silica street; that a  two plank crossing be laid on  Water street, near-'O'Neir.s store;  that a crossing be laid across Vernon street between Ward and  Josephine street.; that 3-foot sideAvalk be laid f rou> Lapointe's boarding house on Vernon street to the  Kootenay Supply Company's premises ; that a crossing be hud across  Hall street :pn the north side of  Baker street; that the sidewalk on  Stanley street from 'Gore to Mrs.  Ingrain's house as recommended by  previous council be adopted. The  report was approved.  The problem of improvements to  the city wharf was. solved by the  council taking '.definite action.  Plans were laid on the table for examination, providing for additions  to the present structure, approach-;  ed by an 18-foot driveway, and  having railed walks for pedestrians  on each side. , pertain features  were suggested by captain Troup of  NOTHING BUT SKIRMISHES  the C. P. R. steamer service. The  structure will bp double-decked,  the present affair*-.being utilized  for a low water dock and the deck  for a high water Svharf.   ���*__  On motion of 'alderman Arthur  and McKillop it was resolved that  the city engineer- should prepare'  specifications, and advertise for  tenders to be in by noon on February 12th.  Aldermen Hall and Wilson moved that tenders for material be asked for to be filed on the same date.  This was carried. The specifications will stipulate that the minimum, rate of wages paid by contractors'shall be $3.50 per diem for  ai-p-yifcai--- a-i_l._S2.--iO for laborers.  The question '6*_' paving, Baker  street came under discussion. City  engineer, McCuIloch' recommended  that eight inches of rough stone He  laid as a foundation and finished  with ,a dressing of macadam six  inches thick. The problem of securing the broken stone was gone  over, and aldermen Hall and Irvine  moved that ten men be employed  at stone-breaking for one week in  ��� order that the city might come1 at  an estimate of the cost of the material. It was also resolved to ask  for tenders to be filed on February  5th for five blocks or 2000 feet of  macadam paving ou Baker street,  with stone curbing.  The mayor drew attention to the  necessity of having a, standard  width of sidewalk on Baker street,  and on motion of-aldermen Arthur  and Hall it'was resolved that the  curbing should be laid 141 feet from  the lot line.  Alderman Arthur drew attention  to the fact that the provincial 1101-,  mal scliool about~to"beinstituted  would be held term about at tho  Coast and in tho interior, aud suggested that an effort be made to  secure it for Nelson. On motion of  aldermen Arthur and Irvine the  city clerk was authorized to notify  the minister of education that if  the,normal term Avere held at Nelson suitable accomodation \vould be  provided.  The matter of securing an apartment  in  which  the  police  magis-' j  trale could hold court Ava_. brought !  up, it being represented that the J  use of the city offices for this purpose  frequently   disorgi.ni_.ed   the  transaction of municipal  business.  ,Aldermen Hall, Arthur and  Wilson Avere appointed a special committee to report on this point, and  also to look into the advisability of  securing premises in which to store  city  supplies,  Avhich are  now exposed to the elements.  Alderman Irvine applied for and  secured leave of absence for four  Aveeks dating from today.  The council adjourned to Monday  next.  Colonial Cavalry Preferred.  London', January 23.���The Avar  oitice has decided not to send the  17th Lancers, Eighth Hussars, and  the Seventh Dragoon Guards to  South Africa, although mobilized.  It is understood that lord Roberts  does not see his way to get fodder  for the English chargers. ..lore  than that, the English caA*alt-y are  to heavy for work on the veldt,  and lord Roberts expects to use  colonial cavalry in-stead.  No Word from Buller.  London, January 23.���General  Buller has reported nothing of his  operations on Monday, and official  aud press intelligence leaves the  British bivouacked Sunday night  on the ground they had won after  two days' fighting. The war office  turned everybody out of the lobbies  at midnight. Apparently lord Laus-  doAvne AA'as as much without news  all yesterday as other persons Avere.  Military men assume that fighting  must have taken place, and that it  Avas probably more severe than on  the two preceding days. General  Buller would not be likely to give  tho Boers leisure.  London,   January 22.���The dispatch to the Daily NeAvs, from Pot-  gieters drift, dated Friday, January  10th "says :    " The    spirit   of   the  I troops   are  greatly  raised by the  conviction that general Buller now  has a thorough grasp of the situation.    As the force has loft the railway transport difficulties are being  experienced.    The ri\-*ers are often  flooded, aud Avhat Avere a short time  ago trickling streams are now deep  torrents.    The scenes at the drifts  cannot be  easily forgotten.     One  sees a perfect pandemonium of ox-  wagons.      Sometimes  thirty oxen  are yoked to  a  single wagon, and  the drivers make a veritable babel  of noise, shouting in Dutch, English  and   Zulu,     TJiey   brandish  their  long whips, and occasionally an up-  set stops a Avhole traiu. At another  point, or time, half a regiment Avill  drag a cart and its  mules  up  the  river  bank  by  main   force.     The  traction engines looked promising at  first,  but since  ChioA'eley 1  have  seen .nothing of them."  London, January 22.���Just before  midnight the Avar'Qflice issued the  following dispatch from general  Buller: "Spearman's Camp, January 22.���The folloAving casualties  are reported in general Hart's brigade, as the result of yesterday's  fighting: Killed���Captain Ryall,  Yorkshire regiment, and live men.  Wounded ���Seconds-lieutenant Andrews, Border regiment; captain  MacLaghland,Tnniskilling ; lieutenant BarloAV, Yorkshire regiment;  and 75men. Missing���-8 men. Other  casualties will be fonvarded Avhen  received." The foregoing Avas all the  AA'ar office has issued up to midnight. Nothing, therefore, is known  here regarding Monday's operations.  ���London^ January 23.���A dispatch  to the Daily Telegraph from Kimberley," dated Friday, January 10,  says: "A 28-pounder gun, chribt-  ehed (Long Cecil,' which Avas manufactured at the De Beers Avork-  shops, AA'as tried today and fired  accurately at the range of 8000  yards."  KiMii..i.r.i;\-,(by heliograph) Wednesday, January lT.-r-via Modder  River, January 22.��� Native reports  say that a proclamation lias been  issued at Barklywest by commandant Heithoff, ordering British  .subjects to quit before January  22nd, Ladies arc being subjected  to great insults. The Boer.-* arc  again very aetiA'C, bombarding  heavily from ail positions from  daAvn to 8 p.m., the live being  directed chiefly against the redoubts.  Stkiik.stro.ai, January 22.���Affairs hero continue quiet. Tremendous i-Avarms of ic-ousts are passing  over the Briti*_h camp in a northerly  direction, and destroying the grass  on the veldt. Commandant OHa'ci*  threaten*! to detain as prisoners of  Avar any newspaper correspondents  captured by hi*, forces.  London, January 23.���The Daily  Telegraph publishes tho following  dispatch, delayed by the censor,  from Ronsburg, dated Sunday afternoon : "Last evening about 9 o'clock  the Boers began firing furiously all  till their main position. Three tiers  of rifle fire Avere visible. The firing  lasted three-quarters of an hour.  The reason for the alarm., is not  knoAvn here.  London, January 23.���The Times  publishes the folloAving from Frere  camp, dated yesterday (Monday)  afternoon: "On Friday general  Warren began a long circuitous  march from Trichards drift Avcst-  Avard. This was abandoned, OAving  to the fact that the long ridge,  Avhich runs Avest from Spion Kop,  was occupied by the enemy, avIio  commanded the route, rendering  the maintenance of columns for  transports impossible. He therefore  returned and camped for the night  about tAvo miles from Trichards  drift. On Saturday a frontal  attack on the ridges AA'as ordered."  The correspondent then describes  Saturday's fighting (already  cabled), and adds: "The men be-  haved splendidly -under an incessant hea-A*y cross-fire in a burning  sun for seA'en hours. Our casualties were for the most part slight,  the proportion of killed to AA*ounded  being extremely small."    -  STORMY TIME IN VICTORIA  MORRISON GETS THE SEAT  Hall and Macpherson Scrap.  Victoria,  January 22.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���Clifford   opened  the proceedings  in  the legislature  this afternoon by moving a Avant of  confidence motion, based on the alleged disastrous results of the alien  exclusion law iu  hindering the development   of   the   Atlin   district.  This might ha\'e been a good lead a  Aveek ago, but the government having since  declared  its  intention of  amending the law so  as to permit  aliens to im-est in claims staked by  Britishers, Clifford  Avas  too late to  make anything by  his move,    lie  met the  government's  declaration  by the assertion   that it did not go  far enough,  and  that  nothing less  than the act's repeal Avould satisfy  him.  During the debate Ellison tried  to hold Helgeseu to a statement  attributed to him by the Ashcroft  Journal last summer, that unless  this huv was repealed ho Avould be  found ,Avith the opposition, but  Jlelgesen rising to a question' of  privilege, said the Journal incorrectly reported 'what AA'as at best  only a barroom talk; taking place  after midnight.,  Soon after Clifford arope, speaker  Forstcr intern.pted.him, to remark  that he was doubtful* Avhcther the  motion Avas in order, since similar  matter.*- had been dealt witli in an  amendment to the address, adding,  that he let Clifford proceed'only bo-  cause no one bad objected. The  speaker's hint, if such it Avas, -to file  an objection Ava-5 not taken and the  debate continued at great length,  an evening session being held.   '  Green Avas today elected chairman,of the private bills committee.  The evening session, Avhich AA'as  rather disorderly, ended in the defeat of Clifford's amendment. Me-  Brido rather Avarinly resented an  attempt of speaker Forster to rule  his remarks out of order, and declared his intention of proceeding  with what he had to say, but was  not further interrupted.  In the lobby, after  adjournment,  Hall  threatened  to   chastise  Macpherson l.ecause~0f~~~ir ulYeiT&ivFrc-"  ply Avhich he had made to a rcinon-  On Strachan's Casting Vote.  The question of Avho shall represent the East ward in the city  council Avas disposed of yesterday  morning when city clerk Strachan  recorded his casting vote in favor  of Chris Morrison, thus dissolving  the tie between C. Morrison and J.  A. Irving. Alderman-elect Morrison took his scat at the council  meeting last night.  In casting the ballot Mr. Strachan'.'  said(:    "On the 11th inst. the municipal  elections  for  the   eity  Avere  held.    |In    connection    Avith    the  counting of votes for aldermen for  the East AA'ard I considered it right,  Avith others, to  reject two  certain  ballot papers.    One of the two cast  Avas  iu  faA'or  of J. A. Irving and  two other candidates, and the other c  for C. Morrison and two other candidates.     The result showed that  Mr.   Morrison    had    received   202  A*otes and Mr. Irving 201.     I thereupon declared Dr.  G.  A.  B.  Hall,  W.  J.   Wilson    and    C.  Morrison  elected.    Mr. Irving objected to the  rejection of the ballot in his favor,  aud   filed   a   petition to void the  election  of Mr.  Morrison.     Judge  Forin   decided    that    the    ballot  should be counted, thereby making  a tie.  "A similar ease arose in Brighton,  England, Avhere two ballots similar  to the ones I rejected Avere counted  good by lord chief justice Coleridge  and three other eminent judges,  and had f been aware of this 1  should have counted both, thereby  making the A*ote: Morrison 203,  Irving 202. It appears to me that  my duty is clear in the matter. Although the judge only dealt AA'ith  the ballot claimed by Mr. Irving it  does not do aAvay Avith the fact that  there is still a ballot equally good  Avhich should have been counted for  Mr. Morrison and Avhich he could  take proceedings to haA'e counted in  his favor. 1 do not wish to interfere Avith the Avish of the majority  of the ratepayers, and as this majority. Avas for Mr. Morrison.. T eou-.  si.ler it my plain duty to cast my  A*ote for Mr. Morrison, which I  accordingly do,, and declare^ him  elected alderman for the Kast ward  of Nelson'."  troops steadIlTadvanoe  strance by Hall as to the language  Macpherson had used in the house  towards* Turner. They Avore separated before any blow Avas struck.  Conan Doyle' Changes His "Mind.  London, January 23. ��� Alfred,  Austin, the poet laureate, and Dr.  Conan Doyle, the novelist, were the  guests of the Author.*.' dub last  night. Jn response to a ton*-*, to  his health, Dr. Doyle said that he  aviis about to go to the front, not  with a rifle but with a stethoscope,  wliich many would regard as a more  dangcrou.*- Avcapou. "This Avar," he  continued, "marks a turning point  in the life of Great Bi-ilnin. Sumo  eight months ago I took the chair  at a peace meeting, but 1 Avish now  to abjure that error. I h-ivo seen  more positive virtue in thi*- country during the hist few months,  than I saAv during the previous  forty years of my life.''  Tramway Strike in Troy.  Titov, New York, January 22.--  The strike of the United Traction  Company men has progressed to a  point where the railroad managers  have told the men to return to  AVork or their places Avill be filled.  Not a a\ heel moved today, and the  company made no effort in the  direction of a renewal of traffic.  The men are on every street corner  where there is a track. They expect that the company will put on  .strangct-s tomorrow. if they do  trouble is expected.  Fought All Day Sunday.  London, January 23,���The Daily  Mail has tho folloAving, dated Sunday night, from Spearman's camp:  "There has been hot fighting all  day. At daAvn our attack was resumed along the entire line, all the  brigades taking part. Wc soon discovered that the Boers occupied  the hills in force, their position  being very strong. The range- is  intersected by steep ravines, and  many approaches arc very difficult  of ncces.-;.  "Today, the Boers who Avery  driven from their trenches yester-  "day~took_co~.*cr in "Donga?; and be---  hind the rocks' with Avhich tho hills  are strewn.' Tho forces therefore  commenced commenced the task of  driving them out, and set to Avork  with good heart in tho early morn-  ,ing.' Much firing took place, and  our progress avus slow, but gradually l.i-itish pluck told its tale and  the enemy fell back ���to another  kopje. They swarmed on and occupied it, and then tho attack recommenced^ with the iitmo-*t gallantry.  "The country simply abounds in  hill**f favorable to guerilla Avarfarc,.  and our tusk is an* arduous one.  Nevertheless, it is being gradually  accomplished.- Whenever any of  the enemy were observed takingup  a fresh position, our field batteries  poured in showers of sln-apnel, and  the rapid movement of the  guns followed by accurate  shooting must , have greatly  distressed them. The enemy were  on the defensive almost the entire  day, save once when they  attempted to outflank our left, and i  Avere signally checkmated. They  relied almost entirely on rifle fire. I  A few shells avpj-o fired from a  heavy piece of ordnance, but these j  fell harmless. Wc now occupy the  lower eiost on the Iel'l, and are converging slowly but surely to the!  Boer center. The Boer loss is un-|  known, but must haAo been heavy.  Their killed and wounded aro car-1  ried to the rear rapidly. Strong[  rumors are in circulation that the.j  Boers are retiring. The battle will|  he resinned tojuowow." _  '  THE TRIBUNE: NELSON- B. C TUESDAY JANUARY 23, 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.  east from whistling buoy. It is in  nearly five fathoms of Avater. The  bow and storn are visible.,;... The  vessel is a total loss. *  ffilte GZvxbnm.  '    Tin-:  minister  of   justice, Avhose  duty it is to revise the legislation  of the British Columbia legislature,  ���apparently has more solicitude for  the people outside British Columbia  than for those Avithin its borders.  Much, if not all  of  the  legislation  which was passed  by  the present  legislature in the  interests  of tiie  Avhite Avage earners of tho province,  comes   iu   for   his    condemnation.  Several of tho provincial statutes  he has seen fit to suspend Avithout  further ceremony, Avith an intimation that if the same arc not  repealed or amended they will be disallowed.      In, the  opinion of  the  miuister of justice  the provincial  legislature has offended most in its  attempts to discourage   the  imini-  - gration to the province of Japeuese,  and to  restrict  their  employment  Avhile in the province.     In view of  the advancement of Japan  within  the past feAV years there may  be  some justification for disallowance,  however ill it may result to the men  of British birth or descent resident  iu this portion of the empire. People  have so long been accustomed to  hear the cry "Canada for the Canadians!" and "British Columbia for  the British Columbians !" that they  doubtless    considered   they   were  within their rights in so legislating;  but it is not so.     According to the  highest authority at present iu the  Dominiou,    neither    Canada    nor  British Columbia are to be regarded  as a presei-A'e for the native born or  the resident of British descent or  naturalization.     True ; for a Avhile  they may be permitted to legislate  "against  the   Chinese,  because the  Chinese are "so indifferent that they  haA'e not taken the trouble to protest ; but tlio Japanese  have protested and their ,protest must be  respected.  Among the Prize Fighters.  Buffalo, Now York, January  22.���At tho Olympic club tonight,  Joe Young of Buffalo Avas given the  decision over Tom Couhig of Dunkirk in the sixth round, Couhig having delivered a foul blow. In the  preliminary, A. E. Ellsworth of Buffalo Avon in six rounds from Fred  Baker of Oswego.  Joe Choynski Avill train in Chicago  for his next meeting Avith McCoy,  he has several matches made for  tho next month, but Avill probably  cancel them, in vieAV of a 0second  meeting Avith McCoy. '   ,.  The Broadway A. C. of New  York has decided to offer a jiurse of  $3000 for Young Griffo to meet the  victor of the Erne-O'Brien contest,  which is to be decided there within  three Aveeks.  Bob Smith, manager of Frank  Erne, has received a letter from his  protege, Avho is training at Buffalo  for his coming battle Avith Jack  O'Brien ou February 2. Erne says  he is in tho best of condition.  I  If"'  Vi'  1-s*  H  lln  (I  It!  p.  Til-SRi. is ono ruling of the minister  of justice  howeA'er, Avhich requires special-notice.   He lias seen  fit to suspend the operation of the  act Avhich i-eserAred to  British  subjects the light to take  up placer  claims, in  the Atlin district.    His  reason for so doing is that tiie legislation Avas objectionable to  many  citizens of tho  United States  aa'Iio  AVero iu the Atlin district,   it is not  "necessary   to   show   Avhcther  this  -legislation  is   desirable or   not  to  defend it from the pruning knife of  the  minister of justice.    The previous metals within  the borders of  tho province are  as  much  the e:s>  elusive property of the proA'ineo as  are the lands of the province.    An  alien cannot preempt the   lands of  the  province.     Why  then  should  legislation   be    disallowed    Avhich  seeks to preA'ent  aliens  from  preempting   mineral   lands?      If tho  province owns the minoinl*-* il surely has a  right to( say upon   what  conditions thoy shall   be  leased or  sold; provided everyone i.-r  treated  alike.       IT  tho condition   be  that  every   grantee  -_.ha.ll be   a  Bi-iliah  subject, those who aro not and avIio  desire to become'possessed  of the  mineral land.*, of tho province ha\o  the Avay open to them by becoming  British subjects.    Any interference  with provincial right*- by  the  federal authoritie*** is distasteful;   but  it is  doubly so  Avhon   so  ill  supported as is tho suspension  of the  act   amending   the Placer   Mining  Act of British Columbia.*  The protest of the citizens   of  the   United  States   is cheeky,  Avhen   in  many  States they have .similar disabilities  against Canadian.-..     The  minister  of justice should be aAvare of this,  and whether he is or not  the provincial  government  should  resent  as strongly as  possible any  interference Avith the Act amending the  Placer Mining Act, even to the  extent of appealing to the electors to  uphold provincial rights.  More French Trials.  Paris, January 23.���The trial of  twelve Assumptionist Fathers began here today before the correctional tribunal. It is alleged they  Avere involved in the so-called  Royalist and anti-Republican conspiracy. The judge opened the  proceedings by questioning father  Rickai-d, superior of the order, avIio  denied that he belonged to an illegal  association, and declared he never  took part in the political agitation.  Father Pickard's counsel then asked  for the acquittal of the prisoners.  The public prosecutor replying  said the fathers AA'ere prosecuted, because in violation of the law they  had been living in France for the  past fifty years without the  authorization of the goA'ernment or  approbation of the holy see. He  then spoke of the Avealth of the  Assumptionists, and gave facts to  support the charge that they had  entered actively into the electoral  campaign agaiust the republic' The  arraignment was then suspended.  The trial is attracting much attention, as it is a.minature repetition  of the .high court (senate) trial le-  cently ended.  ' Senator Clark Will Kesign,  Butte, Montana, January 22.���If  the senate committee on privileges  and elections, uoav iuA'estigating the  Clark case, reports adA'ersely upon  the proposition of permitting Clark  to retain his seat, the matter Avill  never come to a A'ote in the senate.  Clark Avill resign. That is the  AVi-itten opinion of a Avell-knoAvn  Montanan uoav in Washington. He  Avrote to that effect to a Helena  friend. lie says he has not been  biased in reaching this conclusion,  but formed the opinion from a careful consideration of the case, based  upon conversations Avith persons  pretty close to the United States  senator. From all he can learn, he  feels certain that should ail adverse  report be made by the committee  _C]_u*k_.vilI not AA'ait -lor-the-added-  humiliation of expulbiou, but will  'resign forthwith.  Swedish Military Preparations.  .Stockholm, January 22.���In tin*  Swedish budget, which balances  nearly 15,000,000 knoner (%X,7Z0,-  000). aud Avhich i_> the largest on  record, king Oscar a*.ks for forty-  six new batteries of artillery by the  end of HhlU, and one hundred thousand new Mausers are to be manufactured, and 170.000,000 cartridges  to be in store Avithin four year.*-,  A credit is asked for a trial mobiii-  /jitiou of the army reserve.-5. Another important item iu the budget-  is the railway appropriation of  2,000,000' kroner, one-fourth" of  which is to bo appointed in the purchase of now roiling stock.  Organizing Strathcona's Horse. -  The department of militia has re-  ceiA'ed full instructions from lord  Strathcona regarding tho organization of the high commissioner's contingent for service in South Africa,  .Avhich is spoken of in London'as  "Strathcona's Own" and in Canada  as "Strathcona's Horse." Dr.-.Bqr-  den notified lord Strathcona''that  the department Avould extend the  Avhole machincry at its command to  outfit and equip the contingent.  This was done in reply to a request  from the commissioner. The work  of organization has therefore commenced in earnest by colonel Pi-  nault, deputy minister of militia.  Will Make a Protest-  H. D. Ilelnicken of Victoria has  given notice in the legislature of  his intention to wove the folloAA'ing  resolution : Be it resolved, that in  vieAv of the disallowance by the.Do-  minion goA'ernment of tho Labor  Regulation Act, 1S9S, and other  similar legislation passed by this  house, a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Ralph Smith, Macpherson, Deane, McBride, and the  mover, be appointed to prepare and  present to this house a petition to  be laid at the foot of the throne,  praying for the relief as against the  subject-matter of such disallowance.  Ontario Has a Surplus.  Hon. George W. Ross has given a  statement of results of the financial  operations of the province of Ontario for the past year. The premier said: With the close of the  financial year nearly all our institutions are exhibiting a balance sheet,  and the provincial government has  also a balance sheet to submit that  may uot prove unsatisfactory. Subject to minor trifling corrections,  the receipts for 1898 Avere $3,810,000,  and the ^expenditure $3,700,000,  leaving a net balance of $110,000.  Banks Contribute to the Fund.  The Globe has received a subscription of $2500 from the Bank of  Toronto to the patriotic fund,  making the total of the fund about  $11,000. Colonel Sweny has been  appointed treasurer, and another  subscription list started. The management of the Dominion Bank  headed it with a donation of $2000.  The Canadian Patriotic Fund association's treasurer is advised that  the Bauk of Montreal and directors  propose to give $10,000 to the Canadian patriotic fund.  Names Die With Them.  General Symons, Avho Avas mortally Avotmded in the first battle  Avith the Boers, AA'as childless. General Wauehope of ,the Highlanders,  who. AA'as killed in a fruitless effort  to carry a position the other day,  left no children. Lord Roberts had  one son, but he was killed in the  Avar. General Buller, like lord Wol-'  seley, has but one child, a daughter,  Lord Kitchener is unmarried.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  to  to  to  to  to  to  Annual January  to  to  to  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  .. * 0 ���  Commencing1 Monday, January 21st.  ETC.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Having received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's White-wear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to. offer at exemely  low prices these lines. No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc, during the Sale.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Children's White Aprons, 40c up  Mien's White Pinafores, 50cup  Children's Slips, Night Dresses  Shirfe ^Drawers, Etc., 50c up  M-il' llite Aprons/ 25c up  Ladies' Corset Covers, 2flc np  Ladies' Drawers, 25c pir  Ladies' light Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Shirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c up  White Table Damask from 45. up  White Table Napkins from $1,00 dozen  Bed Table Damask from 35c up  Red Table Damask from $1.00 np  White Cotton Towels, 15c large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5c up  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  i  Swiss,   Nainsook and   Lawn  *~ ���._  from 21c per yard up  Embroideries  FLOOR OIL CLOTHS from 35c yard up; CARPETS from 60c yard,; odds, ends and  remnants of DRESS GOODS, SILKS, RIBBON, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, CARPETS at  le��s than half price.  -Ladies' D. & A: CORSETS (special) at,50c per pair  "We invite inspection of quality and prices  FRED  IRVINE & CO.  Nelson, 3.C.  k\\ Carpets Sewed  and Laid  <     Free of Charge  1  J  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  'V'^��-^.^-^-**---*"^***^  a  Britain a Good Ally.  JJj_i._u.N-, January 22.-*-The Cologne Gazette, in an editorial article, headed " Irnjustifiable Jubilation," points out what a disastrous  thing for Germany the increase of  Franco-Kushian prestige would be.  The Gazette goes on to say that it  cannot be denied that England is a  powerful counterpoise to the  Franco-Russian alliance. "Jf only  a passive friend," says the Gazette,  ".���-he cannot be spared, or else some  day we shall havea*.ad experience."  Steamer a Total Loss,  Di.i_.v-VAI-J-. 1JJ-I-A--W_*,ti.r, January 22.���The tug North America reports that the British steamer Sutton, which I.-, stranded on Fenwick  f.siniul shoal,*-, lies  1800 feet norfch-  INCORPORATED 1670.  --Jiui^st: Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  W. Starmer "Smith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  '_ CHIMNEY. SWEEPING   OlllccIW.u-d Street Opposite Opera Jlonse  WOOD~TOR~SALE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  ANY J-KN-tiTIIS  l_c..vc oulors nt Old Curiosity -Shop, on Jose-  pliino fell-cot. ,  O. Jr. l-IUITAM.  6ne"d6llar ~a "load  The undersigned hot* a large quantity of flr,  cedar, and tamarac slabs, in 16-loch and 4-foot  lengths, suitable for stove wood, which will be  Bold for $1 a load at the mill yard.  r-.J--.SON SAW & W.ANING MILLS, Lld.-  Nelson. August Ifltb, 1899.  BooI( Binding  AND  Telephone 13  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Haul Coal  AiiUiiv.-ite  GJREAT REDUCTION  $9.65 l&f/--^-   $6.15  DELIVERED  IJ.M.l'IIOXE  33  0.  BooI( Making  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job" printing department. All kinds of  books manufactured to order,  { *-<*    (*  and .any kind of binding or  rebinding done on short notice  The Nelson Saw aqd Plarjiijg Mills, Limited  We. have-a stock of- one andha- half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared  to cut all kinds of dimension timber and  ship to all points on Kootenay Lake by scows  or steamers, also by rail to all points on  the Canadian Pacific or Nelson and  Sheppard railways. In stock rough  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash,  doors, newels, turned verandah posts. Glass  of all sizes.   Factory work of all kinds done  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  _.m_j.o_/, nitniBi' coi.vmm  mge  The best value for tbe money in the niaikct  for all purposes.  rs-KWi cash      W. P. Til its-NY, General Agent  Telephone 117.    Oflicc with C. D. J. Christie.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. O.  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and *Co_Foe.  Offer fresh roasted caffeo of best quality as  f ollowt.;  Java and Arabian Macba, per pound, ��� .$ _0  Java and Mocha Blend, ���- pounds .������������ 1 00  Fine Santos, i pounds ,  100  Pantos Blend, 5 pounds '........ 1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounda  1 00  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 doors cftit  of Oddfellows block, West JJiiker HtreeL  The Nelsoq Saw aqci Plaqiog Mil!s9 United  Ofliee unci .Mills corner Uai! awl I-'roi.f. Sheets, -Nelson.  BURNS BLOCK  DISSOLUTION  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that we theundcisigned  formerly iMrryinfT on buMiies-- as Saloon Keepers in the City of N'eKon in the Province of i_ni-  ish Columbia, under 'he firm name and >.tjlo of  Joiinson & .Smith, have this day by imi-uul con-  R-int dissohed the said partnersliip. The said  business will be continued by the un^cihignud,  Itobcrl-K. dmith, who will pay all ou.standing  liabilities of the said finn and to whom all accounts due the s,_id Ilrm are payable to.  Dated at Nelson, U. O., this -Zird diiy ot December, 1889.  A. N. JOHNSON,  .V-_iic.s: W.A. Q-LiuiiKR, It. K. SMITH.  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  VegetabFes  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full  stocks   carried   at   Nelson and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  BLACKSfVUTHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairinsr promptly attended to by a  flrst-olAHi. wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repair-  Inir and custom work from outside potato,  h op:  Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  FOR~SALE "  'One of the most desirable houses on Victoria  street, with all modern conveniences, suitable  foi .smalt family. Owner leaving city, BurgfUn  if taken quick.   Drawer S posto.Hcu. THE TRl_mM_E:  NELSON a:C.,.MlESbAY, JMtJARY 23, 1900  3  BANK OF MONTRML  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  RKST     6.000,000  Lord Strafh.oiia and Mount I.oyal ...President  Hon. George A. ilrunimond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston  Gonenil Manager  NKLSON I.l.ANCII  Northwest Corner Baker ami  Stanley Streets.  lli-unclics in  London* (Kngland) Ni.w Yokk,  (.imc.u.o, and all the principal cities in Canada.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Buy and sell Sterling I.xohange and Cable  Transfers.  (limit. Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of Iho world.  Drafts issued, Collections Made, Ktc.  Savings Bank Branch  Cl'ltUI-NT HATH OK INTKItl'ST I'All).  ATCHISON'S TRAMP POLICY.  The tramps have -electric  and a stove and  plenty of.  Kiiiisas Citj Time*..  Atchison, Kansas, January 15.���  This town  claims  to treat  tramps  better than any  other  city in   the  United  States,  and   also  contends  that it litis  the  hobo better  regulated than any- other place.    It is'a  .violation .of   the   city,   ordinances  here  for any one  to feed tramps.  They are cared for in the  city hall;  where    special    apartments    have  been  made for   them,  and   where  .meals ai'o served three times a day.  When a tramp  stops a pedestrian  on the street  and  asks for  money  with   which   to   buy   food   he   is  directed to the  city  building, and  box-car  tourists   who   beg ."handouts"   at   residences   are   also   informed of the tramp quarters.  The  tramp quarters tire  looked  after by the city jailer, the  police  department being in the city building.    AVhen a tramp wants lodging  he appears before  the jailer, registers and deposits his baggage, if he  has any, in the  office, as lie "would  at   a  hotel.    lie  is  then   escorted  into  the sleeping room.      Around  the  sides  of  the  wall  are  bunks,  A'ery   much   like    tourist    sleeper  bunks.   rrhe;bunks are two layers  high and can accommodate thirty-  live   lodgers   at   one   time.      The  bunks   are   filled  with fresh   hay  every night, on which' the  lodgers  sleep,  nearly   always,   with   their  clothes  on.    They   have   blankets,  which are kept free from- vermin,  and, in fact, the room is thoroughly  disinfected every few   days.    The  floorJs of artificial stone, aud  is so  made that the hose can bo  turned  -ou and the walls, bunks  and  floor  i. wa&JiefLcl'.ani and the water runs  through a holeju the floor into the  sewer  lights  coal.  A new and important addition to  the tramp quarter.-, is a bathroom  with, porcelain bath tub and hot  and cold-water. The bathroom is  heated by steam, and there is a bed  in the room in which the Wandering Willie can lie down if1 ho is  fatigued from the effects of water_  The meals served to the tramps  cost the cjty ten cents each, and  while there i*-. no pie nor eake in  the bili of fare, the food is wholesome and there is plenty of it aud a  sufficient variety to satisfy the  appetite. Some kind of "meat is  served -with each meal, and also potatoes, bread and coffee. Tho bill  of fare often includes pickle.*., sauerkraut, tomatoes, beans, hominy,  rice, etc. If a tramp wants a shave  he can get a mzor^tuicHooking-gjass  ~from-the jailer, kept for the purpose. The only provision is that he  must .shave himself or. get one of  liia pals to shave him. The police  department does not furnish' a  barber.  In return for lodging and meals  every tramp must work two hours  nu the rock pile, breaking macadam  for the streets. If the tramp applies the second time for lodging  and meals ho must work six hours  on the rock pile, and if he shows  up a third time he is fined for  vagrancy and thrown into jail for  from twenty to one hundred days.  If a tramp is too dirty he is ordered to take a bath, and if he refuses  a charge of vagrancy is placed  against him and he is on the rock  pile.  Tramps are not taken care of in  this manner altogether on humane  grounds. The system collects the  tramps under the, eye of the law  for the night, and they cannot commit offences. Those who fear to  show their faces in the police department are considered suspicious  characters by the police and arrested. If they cannot give a good  account of themselves they are fined for vagrancy and the authorities  look up their records. Several  crooks have been discovered as a re-  Milt of this method and turned  over to the authorities in towns  where they are wanted. Often  laborers are wanted, and in such  cases the tramps are informed  where they can get work. During  -the winter months the number of  lodgers average about fifteen a  night. Some hoboes must have  beeu patriotic and enlisted in the  army, for the number registered at  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, ST. W. T.  Atchison has been generally smaller  since the war   with Spain.  It i.s an odd fact that in every  crowd of lodgers will bo found very  young men and very old men. Men  as high as SO years of age, without  homes and tramping over the  country, have occupied bunks in  the tramp quarters. It is a common thing to see gray-haired men  in the tramp quarters. Strange to  say, the number of colored lodgers  is very small compared to the white  ones.  One other Atchison institution  aside from Llie police station makes  a busi!K...s of feeding tramps. It is  Mount St. Scholastic..' Convent.  This is ti Catholic institution, aud  tramps tire never turned away  without food. A new addition is  now being built at the convent  which will cost $100,000. In the  now addition will be constructed a  tramps' room, in which tramps will  be fed. The room will contain a  table and chairs, and will be so  situated that food can be handed  % small opening from the  ���~ftv  m  ���IP  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  diniDg chairs finished in golden oak and  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office tilt-  ers in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  D. McArthur & Co.  <m  through  kitchen.  SOME FORGOTTEN HISTORY.  Saturday KvciiIiik Post.  AVe never know  how much history we have forgotten until some  disturbance brings  out  the details  bearing   upon   great   events.      In  thousands of journals and newspapers it lias been  asserted over and  over again in the past several years  that the  idea  of a  South African  empire, holding somewhat the same  relations, as Canada to Great Britain, was originated, suggested and  formulated   by Cecil   Rhodes   and  Joseph 'Chamberlain"   As a matter  of fact, the credit belongs to lord  Carnarvon,  who, after  seeing the  .effects of the  confederation  act in  Canada, suggested that all the European settlements of South Africa  be united under similar confederate  government. The scheme was adop-  -ted,and the British agents in South  Africa simply went ahead to annex  things in  their own  peculiar way.  It was.   not  until  April, 1S77, that  ~the Transvaal was nominally added  to the British  throne.    In order to  make  the annexations more Valid,  excuses were  found and wars were  started to sustain them.    The cost  was a great many  millions of dol-  lars and a number of good English  lives.     The   natives   were   mowed  down, .and the whole desperate business made sad chapters in African j  history.    The .Boers,  who had fled  to escape British aggression, at last  made their stand. The open troubles  ��� began in 1880.  Jn December, 1880, the South African Republic was proclaimed, with  Kruger as president, Joubert commandant-general, Jorissen attorney-  general, and Bok acting state secretary. Pretorius joined Kruger and  Joubert in the direction of affairs.  The English lost heavily during the  war, Ib astonished them beyond  measure that they were defeated by  such small numbers of the Boers.  They made a final _stand_on_the_Ma__  juba mountain, which commanded  the Boers' po_.i_io._, but this did not  dismay the, hardy Dutch, who on  February 27, 1881, carried the place  by j-ftorm, killed 83, includiug the  British commander, sir (ieorge Pom-  eroy Colley, and disabled and captured J3.'.. Sir Frederick Roberts  ���the present ] .oberts in command���  was appointed commander-in-gen-  eral, and 15,000 troops were soul, to  South Africa from all parts of the  British empire. But before they ar-  lived an armistice had been arranged and gradually peace was  reached.  It is a fact in history, however,  that after the conclusion of the  preliminary settlement, while the  Boers departed* to their farms, the  British not only did not decrease  their forces, but made open preparations for the renewal of the  war. In that contest Europe, outside of Great Britain, was practically one in sympathy with the Boers,  and leading men in the continental  countries signed petitions pleading  that the Transvaal be recognized  as an independent state. With the  effect of the defeats and the insistence of the sentiment of the world.  Great Britain gave in. No one has  ever said a word, against the bravery  of the Boers in that wonderful light  on Majuba'ilill, and it is one of the  distinct defeats that befell the English in all their long experiences it-  war.  Many interesting parallels have  been drawn between the American  revolution and the present contest  of the South African Republic.  Whether or not the merits of the  case arc similar must of course be  left to future historians, for not  even the best of men is competent  to judge at short range as to absolutely where the right and wrong  belong. History needs plenty, of  distance.  Possibly there are more contrasts  than parallels in these two wars.  Great Britain has sent, and is sending, to South Africa more troops  than she sent to America during  the seven years'of the 'conflict;-for  in that time the number of British  troops to cross the Atlantic was  only about 112,00 soldiers and  22,000 seaman. The United States  had forces during the same period  of 232,000 continental soldiers and  50,000 militiamen.  Many of  us have forgotten   that  the war against the  American  colonies was  so unpopular that  king  George   could    not   raise    enough  troops iu his own country, and  had  to' hire   men from   the continent.  The present war  was  at first unpopular with the people of Great  Britain, but there has been no lack  of readiness on their part to supply  men    and    amunitions,    although-,  it    . has      been      necessary      to  call heavily  upon the colonies for  assistance.    The history of the .revolution   is pretty familiar to all.  We   whipped  the English at  the  north and in tho middle states, and  finally   in   the   south.   After   the  brilliant feats by American- armies  the climax came in the surrender of  Cornwallis.    Cornwallis surrendered 7217 men, 75 brass cannons, and  00 iron guns,,while several vessels  with 000 men aud officers were surrendered to the French fleet.   Already iu the few months' fight in  Africa    the     Boers     have killed,  captured   and   disabled  almost as  many men as the entire forces surrendered to the American on October 10, 1781, which  sealed our independence.  In some respects there is a better-  parallel in the war of 1812. Great  Britain sent three armies under  three generals to the different sections of the country, and they were  defeated even more disastrously  than the Jh-st a_*n_ies_ in South  Africa. The most famous of the  battles took place actually after  the treaty of peace was signed. It  was at New Orleans. Twelve thousand picked British troops were defeated by 5000 Americans, the British losing 2000 iii killed, wounded  and prisoners, while the American  loss was only a few men. In that  case general Andrew Jackson and  his sturdy troops found even  greater safety behind cotton bales  than the Boers are finding in their  mountain fastnesses. This' war on  the part of the United States was'  in some respects the . most remarkable of the century because it began with a bankrupt treasury and  an army of only 10,000 men.  Since the American revolution  England has not been fighting all  the time, but she has been in trouble most of the time. Her brilliant  victories in the Napoleonic wars  make stupendous reading. To all  parts of theworld have her soldiers  gone, and she has contributed marvelous chapters to'civilization; yet  her finest experiences have not been  without their tragedies, although  in the end, except in three or four  instances, she has known some of  the greatest victories in the records  of the world.  In the beginning of the forties  there was trouble iu Afghanistan.  "Disaster after disaster occurred,  not without misconduct," says one  of the most serious of English  authorities. The English army at  that time comprised between 15,000  and 20,000 men, of whom many  were English soldiers and officer-.,  and the attempt was made  treat. It was in"the high altitudes,  and the winter was, one of the severest ever known. The troops  were entirely demoralized, and the  march, back���or to give it another  name, the retreat���was marked by  the greatest confusion, and by "the  most indescribable. 'Buffering. Of  all this great numbe'r, one" wounded  and half-dead man,,doetorBrydone,  reached Jelalabad, .and afterward  ninety-five prisoners were recovered. The terrible lpss of* life was  one of the Avorst ^disasters in the  history of armies. The fact that,  the Khaibar Pass was afterward  forced and England' won, the day  showed the resolution of a nation  wliich, although it may be badly  beaten, seldom admits defeat.  QUEER   PEOPLE   OF   EUROPE.  Among the many races wliich  make up the population of that  heterogeneous geographical expression termed Austro-IIungarian empire, certainly the .most interesting  are those curious people called  Tziganes in Hungary* Bohemians in  France and gypsies in England and  the. United States. Hungary is the.  home of Tziganes, in so far as they  have any home, says the Home  Journal. In all other European  countries they were prosecuted for  centuries as being emissaries of the  evil one and enemies of Christianity, but Hungary took pity on them  and treated the wanderers like lost  'children. There is now about 150,-  000 of these Tziganes in Hungary.  One of the favorite abodes of  these strange people is near the  frontier of Croatia, ft is there that  the typical Tziganes may best be  seen. Their "camps" are always  set up at some distance from the  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors   Windows-   Inside Finish  local and roast. **  Flooring  local and roast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ot all kinds.  IK WHAT YOU  WANT IS NOT  IS HTOCK  Y-l. WIM. MAHTK IT I'OK  VOL'  CALL. AND GET PRICES,  nearest town or village; ofteu in  close proximity to some forest.  The Tzigane huts���for they are  nothing more���consist of a single  room, unless the owner is extremely  well-to-do, and are generally devoid  of furniture. The Tziganes eat and  sleep on the bare boards. At all  times of the day there is a smoldering fire.in the hut, over which hangs  a saudstono pot, for the Tzigane  has no fixed hour for his meals, but  eats whenever he feels 'hungry.  The ordinary bill of fare consists of  potatoes, stews, milk and lard. On  festive occasions such titbits are indulged in as hedgehogs, foxes and  squirrels. Gats are considered by  the Tziganes p, princely diet and  they train dogs to hunt hedgehogs  and foxes.  Tzigane  woman,   as  a    rule,  go  about half naked, the young girls  wearing nothing but a small apron,  "excepting when   they go  to   the  neighboring town.    The men wear  but little  clothing and "-mitil" the  time of their marriage (between 12  and  15 years of age) they also go  about almost naked.    After  marriage, however,  they attire themselves in the gaudy Hungarian national costume, of which they are  very proud.    Cast-off garments of  some Magyar nobleman they particularly prize,*and when they are  able to obtain  a bright red coat  their satisfaction is complete.   The  Tziganes have a horror of work or  restraint of any kind.   Even those  who have a fixed residence like to  roam about when they feel so inclined.    So strong is this wandering  instinct with them that they have  no word in their language to signify "remain."    Most of the trades,  they'adopt are*suitable for a nomadic life.     They  are  either   horse  dealers, blacksmith.*., sheep shearers  or, and above all, beggars.   It is  quite impossible to take a country  drive through some  provinces of  Hungary without coming across a��  band    of Tziganes,   some one   of  whom will surely follow a carriage  for half an hour or more until he  has received a coin.    The Tziganes  have given   themselves the nickname of "poor men" and the habit  of begging is thoroughly rooted in  them.  A few years ago a Tzigane who  had been adopted as a child in an  Austrian family entered the army  and  rose  to the  rank of captain.  One day, without any warning, he  disappeared, and six months later  he was found among a band of wandering Tziganes.     Liszt, the great  pianist, once tried to tame a young  Tzigane.    He took the boy to Paris,  gave him  teachers   and   tried   to  bring  him  up   iu  a    conventional  manner, but the effort was useless  and the young bohemian had to be  sent back to his native land.    There  are a few exceptions which  prove  the rule, for in Transylvania some  peasants are Tziganes and enjoy a  well-deserved reputation for .thrift  and intelligence. Others in Transylvania  have  become wood  carvers,  masons and dentists.  Roberts Will Fight it Out.  "Washington, January 22���Brig-  ham II. Roberts, who has chosen to  get kicked out of congress, rather  than anticipate the certain action  of congress by resigning, when  asked as to his view of the two reports of the special committee bearing upon his case said : "The minority report follows air the law  there is bearing on the subject, aud  I believe that the house will be  compelled to accept that view and  permit me to be sworn in so that  the case may be decided on the  question of expulsion. So far as  the majority report is concerned I  have no opinion to express save  that it is based upon prejudice and  not law. If the house adojjts it, I  will have to go."  "But," he was asked, "does not  the minority report indicate that  the signors simply want to take  what they deem the regular and  lawful way to get you out, and is  there anything in that report to  give you any hope of being permit  ted to retain your seat."  "I recognize that after I am  sworn in the chances are strong for  my expulsion. I do not intend to  resign, and if I have to go my preference is to at least get out according to law."  While there has not  been  much  politics in the Roberts case, yet  in  some Republican quarters there has  been a disposition to hold the Democratic party   responsible for tho  election  of a polygamist   to   congress.      To offset  this   the  Democrats  in  the  house  are   crowding  their charges that McKinley  with  knowledge of the facts appointed  several polygamists to  postmaster-,;  ships in Utah.    This  is  the  partir  ciilar hornet's  nest stirred  up  by  Roberts.    Tlio house referred these  charges to the committee on  post-  offices and  postroads, which  committee has  had several   meetings  without making much headway.  NELSON  B.C.  Wholesale  Houses  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALl) & CO.-Corncr Vernon and  Josephino streets, wholesale tjroccis and  jobbers iiiblanket.-. gloves, mitts., boot*., rubbers,  mack in a ws and miners' sundries.   KOOTKXAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TK"L>���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  fOHX CHOI-DITCH & CO.  *��   son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Ncl-  COAL.  CROW'S  NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���  Whole sale dealers In coal and coke. Charles  St Barbc, Agent. Baker street. Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYJ_.I_S & CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   stiects, Nelnon, v. holesale dealers in hardware anil mining  Powder Co.  supplies.    Agentsfor Giant  LAWRKNCK  Baker St.,  HARDWARE   'COMPANY���  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water .and  plumbers' supplies'.  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  On  application we" will quote you rates on  Fire, Life, Accident and Plato Glass Insuianca  AGENTS FOR J. & J. TAYLOR SAFKS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY KLECTKICIT Y  AND HKATKD BY ST RAM  2j CUNTS TO 51  FOR SALE  BLrsi.s'EBS Asa kesidentiai. riicu'Ewrr  23 by 120 with improvements, south side  Vernon street _S5000  00 by 120 corner of Baker and Hall streets.  P-tiliciilars given on application.  2} lots with cottage, rented at$l5 per month,  Victoria street $3.-00  2 lots with cottage, rented at $20 per month,  Stanley street    |3000  i lots including corner, 200 foot frontage .... 51200  For Residential Property you could not do  better than Invest in Fitirview, commonly  known as JUogustown, especially now that tlio  tramway it> completed and in operation.  For particular appli to above Hun, West  Baker Sheet, Nelson.  O. SHERWOOD  '321 to 33! Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air. l  Large comfortable bedrooms and   first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  VANCOUVKR HARDWARE COMPANY.  LIMITED-Bitkcr street. Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplies.  jERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITHD.-Corncr Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nel*-on, manufacturers  of and wliolesaledealers in tei-nted waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.  ASSAYERS' supplies.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker land  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in assaycrs supplies. Agents Zfor Denver  Firo Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, UEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agent-*  for Paost BrewingH-o. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brew ing Co. of Calgary."  .    COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  -Baker street, Nelson,  3   in   liquors,    cigar.*,  cement, fire brick and firo clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  _ FLOUR AND F^ED-  BRACK-MAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���-Front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and fcrrain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New West- r  minster.  "   " ���   cigars!    ���    _  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall Bticots. Nelson, manufacturers of "Roj al Seal" and "Koote  nay Jlcile" biands of cigars.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  . Street���Wholesale dealers in palii'***, oils,  and   binshes    ����������*��� ���    ���  Kootenay.  HJ. EVANS & CO.-  ���   wholesale    dealers  :of all kinds.    Largest stock  RATES $2 PER DAY  Saywa  El SO!  oildeps  REAL ESTATE;  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  oH-unkof-_il___.il  Columbia building-.  Baker Street  BEWARE OF SMALLPOX  W|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  .ti: ok '.iii: itov,_r. hoi_-.._, c---.g-.kv  HUME  HOTEL  The finest hotel  In tho tnlorlot.  Samplo rooms.  Steam heat and  nlcct-lo light.  Mcdorn in every  103pt*Ct.  Onn-er Veinon and      U   n   UIEMF   __._rr��  Wiird St-*. Nelson.    "��� ����� nll~~C, ~"gr.  iVJadden House  Hnkef .Mill Wind  KticcN. Nel-un  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.     ,  BURNS &   CO.���Baker  street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  P.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  rXAMILTQN POWDER COMP_.\NY-Baker  ~-L street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  tportini*. stumping and black blasting powdcix,  wholesale dealeis in caps and fuse, and cleclrie  blasting apparatus.  PROVISIONSTPRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMP_-NY-Vernon  .   - 6ircet, NClson,- wholesale dcalcmirpiu\ is--  ions, produce, and fruits.  .Agents for Swift Si  Co. bacon and hums.  T Y. GRIFFIN & OO.-Conier Vernon and  ���*" ��� Josephine streets, NeNoii, wholesale dealers  in provisions, cured meats, butter and eggs.  Pit STEWART & CO.-Warehouse'* on cTF.  ��� R. tiack, foot of Stanley btreet. Nelnoji,  wholesale dealers in provisions, prod'ioo Hum  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co's  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  GO TO  HAH, AM-  T.AKK S'l'I.KK'JS, NKIJSO.V  WILL DO WELL TO  to force the Khaibar Pass,,  not a success.   Then began  in 18*11  11 was  the re-  AT  0. 0. Buohaf|an's  A large stock of first-class dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard 8  Foot of Hendryx stroofc, Nelson  Telephone, 91    J��}|tl  Jfee,   Ag6��lt  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  l-hodwlendrons, I(o->os, Fancy Kvbrffreenx,  Maffpolas, Bulbs, n_.v. crop I_a��n (Jrais .Seed for  present or spring plantuif;. Large*.! and mosj  complete stock in Western ('anad... ."all and  make join' selections or send forcaiulogtie. Address .it niineij K'-onntls and Ki'eofiltoii .e.  M. J. HENRY.  'MHi Wesliintu'ter Road, Vancouver, IJ. C  Charles 0. J. Christie  AND OKT  A policy .vbicJi .nil fccino (o yon $!.*�� per v eek  if you aro so ui__fo.tun.-le a*, to c.itoli smallpox.  Prii-cs $,i and $1.   I*--,.u)d hei i-.  The    lucdiun.il    values   of    HALCYON  \VATI_I_  has  been proven,  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Stieet,   Thorp�� ��S_ Co.  R. REISTERER & CO.  M-KW-.I-S AM) Iionl-Kl-S OK  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  -t The only hotel in Ncltion that ha_ remained  under one jnauagemont since lSW.  Tho bod-rooms aro well fumishod. and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar is always stocked by the host domes-  tio and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADOKN. Proprietor.  B. C* HOTEL   erie, b. c.  Kirst-class in every re*,pcct. Choicf..t winei,  liquors and ciRars. Kvcry comfort for Linnsieiit  and resident Kuct,t*>.  HKADQUAUTKKS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSKPH CAMPRKLL. 1-ioprielor.  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  KI.J.8I1  ALWAYS  COOL  The best {{hiss of beer to be h..d In Nelson i. at  THK CLUH HOTl-L  Corner Silica and  Stanley Streets.  L J. CURi-AN, Prop.  A, R. BARROW^ A.MJ.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Prompt and regular  duiivery lo the trade  Brewery at Nelson  MANITOBA PKODUCK AND COMMISSION  CO..Ltd. ��� -Nelson   branch,    Hall   nlrcut.  Wholesale doalern in butter, e^s and chco .o.  ISASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIM1TKD���Coiner Front and Hall t-troet-,,,  Nol.on, manufacturer.) of and wholcr-ilc dealers  In K-imh and doors; ullkinds of factory work tniuiu  U) order.  ~���     W-Fe?mFcigars7:  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TKD���Corner Froi.t and Hall stiuets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in wines (caso and bulk)  and domestic nudimpot ted cigars.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  TONIGHTS OK PYTHIAS-Nelson I���od(  25. Ivniffhtsof pyihias, moot" in J. I  o. No,_  .  ,      O.F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenai* streets, every  Tuesday evcnlcR at 8 o'clock,   visiting; lCnijjhts  cordially Invited lo attend,  T. LILLIE, CO.      R.O-JOY, K. of K. & S.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. F". & A, M.  Sleets second Wednesday In each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  NELSON L. O. I,.. No. 1KB. mceU_ in I. oTo. F.  Hull, corner Baker and Kootenay street.*,  1st  and 3id  Friday;  of each month.   Visiting  brfth-sm cordially invited.  1!  I.'iwvso-., W.M.  "'. Ci: vw i okii, I.ec.-Sef.  NKLSON JbZlUK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Kaglc-., meet_> every decpnd and fourth  Wednesday ineaeh month  Visitiits: brethren welcome  J. IitvrM., President. J. II  in Fraternity Hal!.  Wit... Score!.irj  NELSON MIN-_!._.' UNION NO. iXi. W. F. of  _...--_.Ie< t.s in iiiliieis union ioom��, noith-  ra*t -Ot/i-i Vn kiii.v ninl Kootuii.ij > tlects. uvei}  Sal in day c.t-imiK .it 8 o'clock. Visiting meni-  beis welconio.  Jxmi*-, Wu m*s. SocY.    Cms A.*.!r_v.v, Pros.  Till)' ii'KU-i-i nu ctniKs of tlieC'-rjiO-tteis' Union  .in' lield on Widnesdii} (.veiling of each  week, nt 7 o'i luc"-. in the Miners' Union iiall cor-  ri'-i Victoria and ICiiolunav sheet*.  It   lt.-IUV.M'N, r��ii��.doi!t.  .1AMI-K COLLING, Secretary.  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Street.-.  P. O, Hox 5S>. TKLKPHONi. NO, 85  ARCHITECTS.  CA RKIK-Arohlt-w          and 8 Aberdeen bk-cte, t'akaratro^ _Xe_a__B_  BWAHT & CAl-RIE-Arohltoo-U.  Room,. T  nn4__Aherdw.nbl.vt.  Val-jiu._i_-r_i_.il Wfdui fen  II  il  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, TUESDAY JANUARY 23, 1900  e%  Np.  ft  ItP  if?  li-  ���__��"  3u  ���51?  m  IE  I1  I?'  tte'  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  B.iker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  The Nelson Clotfpg House  A liberal discount will be given on Clothing1  to make ready for spring stock  A few nice overcoats left  which- wc arc selling at greatly reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Karn Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  ��  Qoufintf Who-imPC   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing W|aC_]ir\eS   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  ,.-",'' Special Announcement  * -**��� j  ��� / For watch repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff .and are prepared to make up chains, lockets,  and rings at home without sending away for them. - -  -   \l have a specialist who will test your eyes free of "charge.  Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  t t  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  SMALL SHOES ^*-"--<---*^  ,  STRONG SHOES ��*��*"****<  STYLISH SHOES fOT*u,cir faU,ors  DAINTY SHOES for IitUc *^mlMM  ELEGANT SHOES for their mothers  Comfortable  Footwear  Wo stand Lack of our Shoef  They are made in such s_ way, from stock, that LheiO is no excuse for anything but satisfaction  We have a l.irger stock than >ou usually see and loucr prices for the _amo quality  Ihan you ever run acios'j  Shoes to fit all feet, in btylcs to bint every fancy, at prices mowed down to a minimum.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  W. P. DICKSON  RAKER STREET, NELSON  B. H. H. APPX.EWHAITH  -J. Mc_?_____.__I  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTKIO SUPPLIES  Complete Electric _Bcit_lp_-_e___s for Electric Power Tranu-aiBBion snrt Lighting for  Miaea, Towns Electric Fixtures. I_ampa, BeUs, Telephone-'. Annm-Claton?, Etc.  P. O. Box BOe.  Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  . Now isthe time to order your tents and' awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or awning- made.  The only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  224-22S Baker Streot, J-Glson,  ADSON  TO i'OUll LOT l-l.NI.  \V1_ 1)0 IT     SKI. US-  GAS FITTIWa OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS   *  Op*>r._ House Hlotk, NuNnn  erchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  '_*1R8T "JAKES STREET* NELSON  absne  OPPOSITE SIIiVEB KING HOTEJ  f-OI-iliatLY KJ.OWX A3 Till.  NKLSON CIGAR CO.  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  It you would enjoy a Irc��h and Imjjrant smoke dent forRcl the Cubit-el keeps them  Eyesight Tested  If your eyes trouble you in  reading or doing fine work,  especially during these dark  days, you need properly fitting  spectacles ��� we have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold ancl steel frames.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  The now Hudson's Bay block has  been formally taken ovei' by the  company from the contractors, the  Nelson Saw k Planing Mills Company, Limited.  A meeting takes place at 8 o'clock  tonight in the Victoria hotel for  the purpose of organizing a bricklayers' and masons' union. All  craftsmen in these trades are requested to be present.  Rainey Morrisey, a Avoodsman,  came down from a neighboring  mine yesterday, and when leaving  the cars at the C. P. R. depot fell  and cut himself badly about the  right eye.  At six o'clock this morning a  pleasing event transpired at the  church of Mary Immaculate, when  Miss May Gilles of this city was  married to \Y. J.-Simpson, proprie-  tar of the Greenwood House, Greenwood, Rev. father Cote ofiiciatiug.  The bride, who wore a becoming  traveling dress of dark cloth, was  given away by her brother, Duncan  Gilles of .Seattle. The groom was  supported by his brother-in-law,  Joseph Sturgeon. After the ceremony the happy couple and a few  friends were entertained at the  Sherbrooke hotel before leaving for  their future home in Greenwood.  The Hume Addition school will  be turned over to the trustees by  the contractors in a few days, and  will be opened to pupi_3 on February 1st. The seats for the school  have arrived at the C. P. R. depot.  They aro of the regulation design  furnished by the department.  G. B. Chandler, formerly night  agent at the C. P. It. depot, returned to the city yesterday and  will assume his old duties again.  Mr. Chandler has been relieving at  Slocan Junction and New Denver  for some months.  Alderman W. Irvine leaves tomorrow morning on a lengthy trip  to New York.  "Walter Clayton, who has been  selected to be principal of the Hume  Addition school, holds a iirst class  provincial certificate and was  strongly recommended by the trus-.  toes of the Gordon Head school  where lie taught successfully for  some time. A number of ladies applied for the position, but the  trustees insisted on a male principal.  Superintendent Marpole of the  C. P. li. lias cancelled his visit to  Nelson. H. _i_. Beasley, district sup-  hitendent, left last night for Vancouver on business in connection  with this division.  When bishop Dontenwill left  Nelson en route to Rome lie carried  with him a substantial reminder of  his visit in the shape of a purse of  gold contributed by the parishioners  "of "lie church "of Mary Immaculate.-  llarry Gei-van has severed his  connection with the C. P. R. company and entered the employ of the  Canada Powder Company.  The Lavdo district mine owners  find themselves seriously inconvenienced by the lack of snow.,  Several of tho mines there would  have shipped largely had it boon  possible to tako the ore over the  trails.  An examination took place at the  court house yesterday of tho defendant It. O. Jennings iu the action of  Reddy vs.. Jennings. -As stated in  Friday's Tribune, "the case arises  out of a dispute as to the ownership  of the Kimberley townsite. Elliott  & Lennie appeared for plaintiff and  J. A. Harvey of Fort Steele for defendant.  The Nelson company of the ltocky  Mountain Rangers will attend divine service at St. Paul's Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon,  when Rev. "li. Frew will preach a  patriotic sermon. The company  will wear their new plains hats for  the first time. Orders for the parade will be issued at the regular  drill on Thursday night,  ~ A. S. Burchell, late of tho Woodstock, New Brunswick branch of  tlio Merchants Bank of Halifax,  was in the city last night en route  to Rossland. Mr. Burchell will take  over the'management of the branch  at Republic.  The Little Phil mine at Ainsworth is working again with a stall'  of ten men at present. A shipment  of ore will be made toward the end  of this week. T. W. Coleman of  Trail was in Nelson yesterday en  route to Ainsworth.  A McDonald of Rossland has sold  the Garnet claim on Bird creek to  J. Regan also of Rossland.  Mrs. Ann Astley of Rossland has  purchased a quarter interest in the  Mulligan claim and a three-fourths  interest in the Gold Queen claim on  Porcupine creek. The consideration was $500.        .  The Balmoral mineral claim near  the Silver King roadway was transferred to the Delight Gold Mining''  Company yesterday by its owners  Peter Megau, E. W. Cleversley and  E. J. Moore of Hamilton, Ontario.  An appeal has been entered  against the judgment of the trial  judge in the suit of Esterbrooks and  others vs. Godsal, arising out of  financial troubles at the Little Phil  mine.  The Kelly case was not proceeded  with yesterday owing to the absence from the city of defendant's  counsel. An adjournment was made  to Wednesday morning, when Kelly  will elect as to his trial.  A meeting of the Nelson Laborers  Protective Union was held last  evening in the Miners' Union hall  when nine additional members were  addedto the" organization, making  the total membership of -the union  thirty-two. Another meeting *.ull  be held on Monday evening next at  7:30 to which all laborers in the  city are invited to attend. '   '  ������'!M'  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater-  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  I  .,  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  han, the man who among living  Americans, enjoys perhaps the  the greatest reputation abroad as  well as at home, must carry great  weight."  HOTEL ARRIVALS, o  At tub Phair.-���J. T. Alexander,  Kaslo; H. M. Stevenson, Ainsworth;  J. Montgomery, Rossland; 11. E.  MeCamy, G. Laing, Spokane; A. S.  Burchell, Woodstock, New Brunswick; M. G. Dclaney, Moyie; A. G.  McKinnon, H. W. Kent, Vancouver.  At thk Hu-MB���Lyle Davidson,  E. M. Monk, Rossland; G. It. Green,  Victoria; Raoul Green, Joker mine;  W. R. Wright, Rossland; T. W.  Coleman, Trail; II. Stevenson, Ainsworth.  At the Madden.���M, Reid, Silverton; D. Hughes, Slocan City; H.  Holt, P. Ryan, Brooklyn.  At tiii. Queen's.���D. A. McMillan, Spokane; J. M. Hamilton, Toronto; Miss M. McKenzie, Kaslo: Mrs*-.  E.'McMullen, Ymir; E. St. J. Maun-  sell, Trail.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  WE HAVE STOVES  But while  we  are waiting  for the cold weather we  your attention to our line of  would  draw  Canada Drag &Bo.k Go.  NELSON  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN  Clothe.- oleimed and gtinnin-eed. A..****,  chimney sweepi-itf on. shorto*.. notice.  Oi-tlur.. lull at IVlitxe l-sikcry, next to  RhviU Hotel, St-uiley street.  Smallpox Precautions.  Wlien the city council adjourned  last night the members resolved  into a board of health, as provided  by statute. Aldermen Arthur and  Irvine moved that the mayor be  chairman, and the city cleik was  appointed secretary. The question  was a.-iked: "If a case of smallpox  arose in Nelaon, where shall we put  it?" Alderman Arthur said, "Put  up a tent on block 41.), floor ib and  board up the sides."' This Avas  ugreaable, and tlve members-- understood that in an emergency prompt  means shall, be taken to isolate tho  sufferer, jl t Avas further stated that  the provincial authorities had taken  precautions to prevent the disease  from entering the province.  Aldermen Arthur and Hall moved  that*the citizens bo notified tojia-ve  school children -vaccinated, and that  in case parents Avere unable- to pay  the cost, tho city would vaccinate  Avithout charge. It AA'as resolved to  obtain 500 vaccine tubes at once.  The order Avill be placed by Avire  from the Ontario vaccine farm at  Palmcrston, Ontario, and -will be  foi-Avai'ded by mail. The secretary  will draw up the regulations to be  observed in this matter.  Another, Town Captmed.  Manila, January 22.���T\vo companies of the 40th infantry, under  major Johnson, and three companies of the J.Sth infantry, commanded  by nitijoi- Muir, defeated 100 insur-j  gents'at Taal, in the province of  Batanga-s on Saturday, taking the  town. The United States gunboat  Marietta also slielled the .place.  Tlio insurgents had four cannon,  two of Avhich were captured. Two  Americans Avere Avounded aud ten  insurgent dead AA'ere found on the  field. The plague statistics sIioav a  total of 1-1 cases and 11 deaths.  Taffy for a Sympathizer.  London, January 23.���The morning papers express great satisfaction Avith captain A. T. Mahan's  statement, regarding the merits of  the controA'ersey between the  Transvaal and Great Britain. The  Times remarks editorially: "Tl e  clear, manly Avorcis of captain Ma-  A meeting of the Nelson Laborers'  1'iotective Union -will be held in the "Miner*.'  .'moil hall on -Monday cvpniiiK ;il ".:(. o'eloeK.  All li-boicis lire invited to ..ttend. Itoliorl l.i.ul-  ley, secretary.  All  bricklayers  and masons are  ri'-l-iosteil lo meet at A'ictoii.i hoti-1 ut cifjlil  o'clock tonight, for the pin pose of or^.U-i/inB a  union.  Dry Wood.���If you Avant good  dry wood go to Kelly & Sleeper'...  The Tribune is contracting to sup-  pi,, all the leading hotels in Southnn Kootenay  uiiri Yule with rep.i**.to_���> dining the ..ear WO.).  Advertisements will be printed in these legistcis  at the unifoini price of $���_ per senate inch of  sp.ieo used. All the work of ruling, printing and  binding \. ill he done in Nelson.  Including Tea  NICKLED COPPER WARE  o  tuC Oojleo 1'ot.s, (several designs) Enamelled Handle Dipper.*., Pudding Dishes,  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can get them i.s at  Tea  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  l\\e Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large,consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  Our fiicnds and customei^ appreciate tho  values -u'c me giving them in clothing.  AVe propose to give them cental values all  this week in furnishings.  UNDERAVJ-AI..  All-wool ribbed uiiiIqi-.cur, per suit, SJ.Otl  All-wool fanej neat, stripes, per suit, 2..X1  HOSM-UY.  All-wool bhiek hose, worth 10c. for 25c.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & Wilson L  j  Shi-Is at gre.itly reduced prices.   Neck*,  .wear of all kind.s at _.pocii.l low prices.  lUkcr Street,  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  BROWN & 00.  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORI-I-Il OF THK DAY  And I want, to be in It. I havo just received  Fall baniples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a $50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at pi ices never heforo heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoiing in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Phone 8.  Box 67.  Monsoon  Is like ali our goods  Monsoon Tea Is always the same  Fop sale by  Reliable  Tf]e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successors (o M, lioslli may & Co., Staple and Pnncy Oroceis  BAKU It STREKT. NELSON  CLEANING  AND  IMPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOU~.t7hvSrG6~OPS5-ADK UP"  OLD OLOTH-C;. MAJJil GOOD AS NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   JUKI-CHANT TAILOR  St. JOSEPlfS^CHOdl-  -      NKLSON. II. t'.  A l)C!t\ul-;ng iind day school .'-included by I he  Htslsisof St. .Joseph of Peace. It is siLiiiitcd.il  the collier of Mill mid .1 oscjiliinc Mitels in one of  llie best losiiU'nti.il pm-iluns or Nelson, anil l*i  e.isily accessible from all purls of the cits.  The coiii'he of study include. Iho titniliiniunlnl  and higher hi,inches of t_.oro-i_.l- Kunlish cduca-  liou: i-iislnc.-*. . ouive .1-UiikkcvpiiiK. hlcnoir.  i-ipli) uiul type-V-'Jiii-ff. Science course liius-ic.  vocal and iisstruinciil.il. drii.vlnj;, clc. Plain art  and m-cillewoik, c(<*.  For terms will particilhirs apply to 'the 'Sistel  Superb..'.  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY FART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irving & Co  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR TlfE CELEBRATED  Roiled  Oats  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no.Other  Mn.ni-r.-Ct-.rcd by ihe llrackmnn-ICcr Milling Co., Ltd, *    ,  Victoria, Vancouver, AV est minster, Kdmontoii,Nelson.  Men and Young Mm  Do not spend every evening or (he week in  seiirch of tiuu'-seiiici.t, but give a little lime to  your own .social and mental lmi-iovumci-l.  NIGHT CLASSES  For all grades of scholui'i*. will be opened at  the Business College.  Vteloii-. street on January 3rd, IUQ0.  Amil yourselves of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  AA'ill open her  Kindergarten and  l.rnii-iry school in  TIIK KNOLISH  CHURCH .school  room on the 2nd of January, l.KXi. Voi terms and  all pai lioulars apply to MISS PALJIKR,  At residence of Mrs, J. R. l.ober.son, Baker  Street AVesl.  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  favor ns with will receive our careful nMcnllon nndin'onii.t. delivery  We ure in no way connected with any house in tlio lrn  AVo nre now open for business and lire in a position  to furnish you with good  frcc.li groceries at lowest  price?.  Any orders yon may  ���ado  J.   M0FFETT,    Proprietor.  Josephine and Silica Streets,  opposite Methodist Church  PATTON & ENMAN  Markets at Nelson, RosM-in.i, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, Ncav  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greemvood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson &   &   TRAVES,   Manager  OltDEHS BY MAII_ RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION,

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