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Array DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR.  WEEKLY EDiTiON   BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  NELSON-:  SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 20,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  PRENTICE  GIVES  TROUBLE  Votes Against the Government.  VI-.-toi.ia,   January   10 ���[Special  to   tho   Tribune].���The   slim   hold  ���which the Soinlin government  has  upon Prentice was  illustrated this  afternoon, Avhen the member  from  Kast   Lillooet    voted    and    spoke  against  them  on  a  motion   to adjourn tho  debate.    Prentice, rising  near six o'clock, moved an adjournment of the debute  until   Monday.  lie avjis met by objections from premier Semlin   that  the   government  wished to get  ou   with   the  public  business,  and   therefore  desired to  finish up the debate  today.    Prentice pointedly, and AVilh  iriitation,  demanded   Avhat    public    busino���.  would be delayed   by the  adjournment he had asked, and insisted on  dividing Ihe house  on his   motion.  It was lost by a division of 17 to IS.  tlio absence of Martin and   lliggins  alono saving the go\*ernn*ent   from  defeat and collapse.    It   is   the  desire of the government to pass tho  address before the return of  these  members  that   causes  the   session  this evening, tho prospect at recess  being for an all-night sitting in the  hope of   forcing   the opposition   to  yield.  (Jreei. of Ivaslo- this afternoon  presented the petition from the Tlall  Mines Limited, and thirty-tAvo  other companies operating or owning mining properties Avithin AVest  Kootenay, and more particularly in  the Slocan district, in terms similar  to that already received from lioss-  land, asking for the repeal or  amendment of the eight-hour laAv.  C. E. Pooley then continued tho  debate on the address, making a  point of what he termed the impropriety of premier Semlin threat-,  ening dissolution iu order to keep  hold of the government's majority  of one. He quoted constitutional  authority to sIioav that this use of  the prerogative of dissolution Avas  not considered constitutional.  'Pooley*-. speech all through was a'  vigorous criticism of the 'govern-,  luent's record and present' position.  13. M, Eberts, another ex-minister,  made a strong attack later in the  afternoon. The .frequent interruptions by Cotton and other ministers showing that the force of the  criticism was felt.  GREENWOOD'S NEWS BUDGET  Mother lode's First Siiipment.  Giu-i-xwoon, January IS, ���  [Special to tho Tribui_e.[>-A. L,  McDonald, manager and a largo  OAA-rier in the British Columbia  Lumber Company, with offices at  Grand Forks and Columbia, is in  the city arranging for the establishment of an agency here.  The force on tho Mother Lode  mine in Deadwood camp, AA'ill with-  in the next thirty days be increased  to 150 men. At-presenfc there arc  _33_!___e-n_ou the pay rolls. Superin-  teiulei _t~J. icliard 1 iniu~tcl_en**r_Avho  went to Trail with the first ship-  ment of 100 tons of ore from his  mine returned homo today. He  says, the result.- of .this trial shipment Avill be made public as soon as  the returns are received here.  Friday evening the Boundary  hockey team will leaA'O "for l.oss-  land to play the Victoria club of  that city, according to the __.chcdi._c  of games arranged by the British  Columbia Hockey League. Tonight  (Thursday) a benefit game *vvi 11 be  played here between the Greenwood hockey club and the McKinney hockey dub. The benefit is to  raise funds 'to defray the expense  of the Boundary hockey team to  Rossland. C, W. Chesterton Avill  accompany the team as manager.  If he recovers from an injury to  his leg in time he may possibly  play on the team. The positions  assigned to the players are as fol-  lows: Goal, McPherson; point,  Warren (captain); cover, Dill; and  towards, Messrs Davis, Fry, Kennedy and NeAvlands.  .Jack McCuIloch Avill probably give  an exhibition of fancy skating at  the rink. Aveather permitting, on  Friday CA'ening, the 27th. Arrangements are uoav being completed to  bring the champion skater of the  world to this city, and the sport-  loving public Avill give him a royal  welcome.  The new city hall Avill be formally  opened at Monday evening's council  session. There Avill not be any  public ceremonies attending the  same.   The civic officials have been  busy the past feAV days moving into  their ucav quarters. The fire department is all in order, and the  police department is getting ready  to receive guests. City clerk Taylor moA'ed into his oflico today.  Provincial constable George Cunningham of Midway was in town to  investigate the death of tho man  found dead on the wagon road south  of toAvn Tuesday afternoon. He  decided no inquest AA'as necessary.  The man's right name Avas 11. Lloyd,  not Thomas Lewis as he Ava*. generally knoAvn by.  RUMORS OF CHEAP MINERS  For tho Association's Properties.  Ni:\v    ni.xvi'.i.,   January     19.���  | Special to the Tribune.]���fiver since  the importation of the twenty-eight  alien*- by the Payne mine last Sunday evening,  there  have  been  all  sorts of rumors afloat regarding the  horde of  foreigners  that AA'ere reported to be on their Avay into the  Slocan.    These  rumors  have  been  supplemented by ucavs items in the  Vancouver   paper.,   that  men   had  been hired in that city to work in  the mines in this camp.    One agent  is said to have hired forty,  but as  yet they have not put in an appearance.    The destination of the men  is alleged to be the Enterprise mine  on Ten-mile, and to head  them off  the local unionists haA'e been keeping a sharp lookout, soA*eral having  gone to   I.osebcry  on  AVednesday  night to meet the Pacific mail.   The  men brought in are getting $3, and  the Coast miners are stated to have  been hired for the same figure.    Up  to last night, hoAvever, no outsiders  had put in an appearance,   though  the belief is general that the association   properties   Avill   endeavor  to  start  operations   Avith  $8 men  as  quickly as possible.     Everything is  quiet, and there need be no apprehension   of   any   trouble    in    the  future.  HaAvhiding from the Hartney  commenced yesterday. Croft k  r_.Avar haA-e the-contract, and they  Avill handle a couple of carloads of  ore. This will bes the first to be  shipped this year from, the upper  portion of Silver mountain.  1 n the slopes on the Marion the  ore ehutc has widened to upwards  of a foot of galena. The ore being  taken out Aviil be sacked and  shipped.  Operations -will commence on the  Neglected, south of tOAvn, next  Avcek. Two men will continue the  main tunnel a considerable distance. In the breast at present is  a promising showing of ore.  Mining Man Married.  ,G-.i_-_navood, January 18. ���  [Special to the Tribune.]���lames  Denniston Sword, M. E. of Rossland,  was today married to Essie Kelly,  daughter of Mrs. H. A. King of this  city. The Avedding AA'as a quiet one  only the relatives of the bride, F. J.  Finucane the best man and D. A.  Baldwin beiug present. Rev. Duncan Campbell officiated at the ceremony. Tht. Avedding breakfast AA'as  served in tho parlors of the hotel  Arihs'trolTgf anc.~th~e couple left" im~  mediately after on the east bound  train to spend their honeymoon at  Vancouver. They Avill make Boss-  land their home in the future.  WILL DE A GREAT BATTLE  Delay Favors Buller.  London, January 20. ��� Every  hour that general Buller delays his  combined attack makes his position  stronger. The transports continue  to arrive at Durban, and fresh  troops are being sent up the line to  reinforce those already there. It  appears that general Buller's troops  north of the Tugela number.*, at  least 22,000 and possibly 25,000  Avith fifty guns. His total forces,  forming a great out-curve, south  and Avest of Ladysmith, probably  number 10,000. AVhile general Buller's forward operations, wliich began on January 10th, develops  rather leisurely, the Boers appear  to be fully aAvare that they must  meet a strenuous assault.  Balloon observers have estimated  that 10,000 Boers are using spade  and pick in strengthening their positions, Avhich nature has rendered  easy of defence. Military critics in  touch Avith the war office think that  news that general lighting has begun may be expected at any hour.  It is not thought that one day's  fighting Avill settle the fate of Ladysmith, but rather that there Avill be  tAvo or three days of continuous  fighting.  Capi- Towx, January IS.���A  number of Canadians, including  Iavo experienced scouts, ha ve arrived  here and have offered their seiwices  for scouting purposes. They have  paid their oaa'ii expenses and say  that there are hundreds of others  anxious to follow them.  Sri-iAi-MAx's Ca-.ii', Friday evening, January 1!).��� Sir Charles AVar-  ren and lord Dundonald aro continuing a cautious .advance, hourly  expecting battle. There has beeu  slight artillery firing here, at Ladysmith and at Chieveley. The natives  report that the kopjes are full of  Boers.  Lai. vs.aiitii, Tuesday, January 10.  ���(via Spearman's camp).���George  Warrington Stevens, special correspondent of the London Daily Mail,  died yesterday of enteric fever and  was buried at midnight.'  IIkx.skfji.C-, January 17.���A patrol  composed of 16 .men of the Nejv  South AVtiles Lancers and South  Australians' wa"s ambushed yesterday by the Boers and overwhelmed  after a severe fight. Eight of the  detachment escaped and havearriv-  both kept busy investigating the  suspected cases reported and protecting the public by disinfection  in those cases where the diagnosis is declared smallpox.  Dr. Potter said this afternoon:  "The thing to be emphasized uoav is  vaccination. That is the only AA'ay  Ave know for the public to protect  itself. Anyone who has not been  successfully vaccinated in the last  seven years ought to think enough  of himself to do so at once. There  are uoav about -10 cases of smallpox  iu the city, 27 of which are at the  isolation hospital."  BULLER'S GUNS ARE HEARD  By Ladysmith's Garrison-  Ladysmith, AVednesday, January  17.���via Spearman's camp January  10.���Everything' is quiet. The  position is unchanged, and there is  A'ery little bombardment. The  AA'elcome sound of the guns of the  relief columns Avas heard yesterday  from Colenso and Springfield. The  heat is iutense, but there is no increase of sickness.  Loxnox, January 20.���The Standard publishes the folloAving, dated  Thursday, from' Spearman's farm :  "It is reported that the Boers opposite Colenso, ' on finding that  general Buller had outmanoeuvered  them, crossed to the south of the  Tugela on Monday, and set fire to  all the houses in the ATillage. As the  force from Chieveley advanced, the  Boers retired before them to the  trenches on a.-hill, in line with  Colenso."  "Our infantry advanced to the  attack in skirmishing order, followed by supports and reserves,  our cavalry scouting on the right  close up to the ��� river. The Boer  forces at Colenso must have been  considerably A\*eakened by the dispatch of large reinforcements west-  ward, to meet general Buller's ad-  %'ance, and they iioav hurriedly  evacuated the river trenches and  the kopjes opposite the village, and  scattered before our shrapnel. By  evening none of tho enemy was left  Avithiu rifle shot of Colenso. The  British force then returned to  Chieveley.".-.,._. _��� _  Will Succor Friend and Foe.  Loxnox. January li).���Mrs. Aduiiv  who succeeded lady Randolph  Churchill as president of the American Hospital Ship Association,.presided at a meeting of the executive  committee today. 'Mr**. Joseph  Chambei lain, Avife of the secretary  of state for the colonies, and the  duchess of Marlboro Avere among  thosepresent. Plans for continuing  the work and assisting both the  British and Boer wounded were  submitted.  Boers Wear Shields.  London, January 20.���Speaking  yesterday, at a Conservative meeting in Bradford, Mr. AViiliamson, a  municipal councillor, said that it  Avas within his peisonal knowledge  that thousands of bullet proof  shields, weighing seven pounds each,  were being manufactured in Sheffield for the Boers. They are designed to protect the vital parts at  a range of -100 yards.  Russia Will Lend the Money.  London. January IS.���A Shanghai special says : '"ft has been reported hero that an agreement has  been concluded under AA'hich Russia  Avill lend Corea #12,000,000 of Avhich  $..,000,000 Avill he paid immediately.  Corea unsuccessfully applied to  Japan for a loan."  ed in camp. The remainder were  killed and captured. This morning  a patrol visited the scene of the  fight and found one dead Australian and one wounded man. A  number of dead Boers and horses  also were found showing that the  Australians had made a gallant  fight before surrendering. It appears that when the Australians  encountered the first body of Boers  and found their retreat cut oil'they  galloped for a near-by kopje, hoping to beat off the Boers, but on  arriving found another force of the  burghers concealed.  Crai-DOCK, Cape Colony, January  10.���On Saturday, January 13th,  the Boots, with a commando of  colonial- rebels;- occupied" Prieka"  Pricska, a village on the Orange  river, about 107 miles northwest of  De Aar.  London, January 20.���The Times  has the folloAving dispatch, dated  Thursday, from Pietermaritzburg:  "General Buller's wagon train is  nineteen miles in length, and embraces 400 wagons and 5000 animals. As some of-the drifts are  narrow and muddy only one Avagon  is able to cross at a "time. The officii r.*. are betting two to one thai  Ladysmith will be relieved tomor-  roAV.  London, January 10.���The Daily  Mail publishes the following dispatch, dated Thursday from Spears-  mans" camp: "It is rumored that  the Boers have e\*acuated Colenso,  in order to reinforce their troops  here. Heavy gun fire was heard  from Ladysmith this morning.  General Buller's order instructs the  men to heed the white flags of the  Boers only when they lay down  their arms. It also instructs them  to beAvare of false bugle calls."  London, January 10.���A Durban  special, dated Thursday night, says:  "It is reported here that lord Dundonald has smashed a Boer convoy.  General Buller is said to be within  tAvcive miles of Ladysmith, and  general AVarren to be about six  miles to the rear."  Smallpox on the Increase.  Si-okaM-, January 19.���Three  iioav cases of smallpox are reported by the health officers today.  Dr.   Potter   and   Dr. Morrison are  Britain Will,Not Object-  New York, January 19.���Aspecial  to the Herald from AVashington  says: It _ AA'as said tonight by a  member of the foreign relations  committee that an understanding  exists between the United States  and Great Britain, under which this  government can proceed with the  construction of the Nicaragua canal  Avithout reference to the provisions  of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. There  is no doubt that since the negotiations for the abrogation of the Clay-  tou-Bul .ver treaty failed, and since  the agitation for the construction  of the canal litis been taken up by  congress, that a discussion has occurred between the tAA'o governments, and it is under.stood that  Great Britain has given this conn-  try assurances that- it need not let  the convention of 1850 stand in the  way of-action.-   -  Somoan Treaty Recalled.  -Washington," January 19. ��� In  yes-terdav's executive session of the  senate senator Jones- of Arkansas  moved to reconsider tho vote by  AA'hich the Somoan treaty AA'as ratified. He b-iscd his motion on a  .statement Avhich he said he had  .seen in the press to the effect that  tho American flag had already  been run up - on the island of  Tittuila. If thi** report was true, he  thought the senate .should kuoAA- of  the act and liiivoim opportunity to  deal Avith it in connection Avith the  treaty. Senator Frye replied that  the report to Avliieli senator Jones  referred was Avithout foundation.  No action was taken on the motion,  but it AA'a.s decided to recall tho  treaty, which had been forwarded  to the president Avith notice of the  senate's favorable action on it.  One Month's Self Denial.  Tokonto, January 10.���At a  banquet of the Methodist social  union last evening, Chester Masscy  presented a resolution favoring the  giving up of social engagements for  a period of one month in each year,  to apply to the Avhole Methodist  church of the Dominion. October  is .suggested as the Avhole month to  be devoted to the awukening of a  .sound spiritual sense. Dr. Carman,  general superintendent, approved  of the resolution, and the union  passed it unanimously, and recommended its (indorsation by the  church generally.  DISCUSSED   THE   SEIZURE  Of the German Vessels.  Bi_i..-ix, January 19.���-Count A~on  BueloAv in discussihg the seizures of  Germany  vessels   today  said that  in the present position of practical  international huv, no protest can bo  sustained against the arrest of the  three German steamers,  either on  the   high   seas   or   at   Aden,   nor  against   the  examination of  their  papers.    On   the   other  hand   the  coin-eying  of the Bundesrath and  Herzog   to   Durban,    Avithout   adequately   founded   suspicion,    aud  the     discharge     of       the     cargo  of     the    Bundesrath,      did     not  appear to haA'e been  justified   by  international  huv.    He continued :  "AVe endeaA'ored at the beginning  to induce the British government to  adopt, in reference to neutral ships  bound for Delagoa bay, that theory  of international Uiav Avhich promised  the greatest security for the trade  of neutrals during the Avar.    Great  Britain   objected   to   this    theory  which holds that goods on neutral  vessels  consigned  from  a   neutral  port to a  neutral  port are  never  contraband.    AVe  left  the  matter  open for future discussion because  it Avas important to us to practically settle the  existing  points  of  difference, and because the theory is  not yet universally recognized. The  standpoint which AA*e haA'e adopted  in regard to the confiscation of our  ships is based on this conception of  the laAv AA'hich, Ave assume; coincides  Avith the general  interpretation  of  the  civilized   AA'orld.      Taking   up  this     standpoint,    Ave    fortlnvith  lodged a strong protest iu  London  against the proceedings of the British naval officers.    AVe  demanded:  "Firstly���The immediate release of  the Bundesrath, Herzog  and  General.    The latter tAvo Avere released  yesterday.     Secondly ��� Compensation for the  unjustified  detention  and losses therefrom.  "The duty of compensation has  been admitted in principle, and  Great Britain has declared her  readiness to give all legitimate  satisfaction.  "Thirdly���We laid stress on the  necessity of instructing the British  ���,a**~*     ���_____.��� -v ___,-'   *        ~ '.     ��- -  tables and cigars from priA'ate  people. In fact, Ave have eArery-  thing Ave like except our liberty;  for some reason or other they  won't at present give us parole, and  Ave are surrounded by sentries.  There are close upon fifty officers in  this building and they have got  any amount of AA*ounded ones in  different places. They say they  won't exchange tho officers at any  price."  BOERS SAY IT WAS WARM  naval officers^not to'iholest'Ueiinan  vessels outside of the vicinity- of  the seat of Avar, especially, from  Aden northwards, and Great Britain has given instructions through  AA'hich the stoppage of A'essels  and the search of vessels  Avill not be exercised ' at  Aden or a similar distance from  the seat of Avar.  ������Fourthly.���Wc pointed out the  high desirability of not slopping  German mail steamers, and Great  Britain issued instructions that  such vessels shall not be stopped or  searched on mere suspicion. The  instructions remain in force until  other arrangements are reached.  "Fifthly.���AVe have, proposed  that all contentions and questions,  not otherwise settled, shall be submitted to an arbitration tribunal  to be promptly summoned. Great  Britain expressed the hope that arbitration��� Avotild not -   -be  required, but declared her-  willingness for arbitration in order  to assess the claims for "damages.  " Finally.���The British government has expressed its regret for  the incidents Avhich have occured."  This last statement caused loud  cheering in the house.  Kind to Their Prisoners.  London", January 19.--An interesting account of tiie treatment  given the Britis.li prisoners by the  Boers i.s contained in a letter just  received,from a lieutenant of the  Royal Irish Fus.Ieers, written from  Staatsmodci Schtilo, Pretoria.  Aniong other things the Avritt-r  says: "While we Avere iu their  laager the Boers treated us extremely avcII, and gave us food and  tobacco. AH you read about the  Boers in England is absolutely untrue. They are most kind to the  wounded and prisoners, looking  after them as A.eli as their oavh  Avounded, and anything they've  got they will give you if you ask  them, even if they deprive them-  .sc'Ia'cs*. AVe came to Pretoria in  first-class sleeping coaches, and the  way they treated us Avas mos-t considerate, feeding us and giving us  coffee every time aa*c stopped, Tho  day avc arrived we took up quarters  on the race-course, but avc have  been moved into a fine brick building, Avith baths, electric lights, etc.  They provided us with everything  from clothes doAvn to (ooth-brushes.  They also feed us, and avc are constantly  getting  pre-sents  of  vege-  When the Battery Opened Fire.  London, January 20.���The Boer  account of the passage of the Tugela  riA'er is given in   the  following  report   from   commandant  Viljoen's  camp,  on   the   upper  Tugela,  via  Lorenzo   Marquez,   January  18th:  "January 10.���Buffer's second move  was a reconnaisance in force, Avith  an armored train and a large body,  supported by cannon,  lo.vard Colenso last night.    A heavy bombardment   ensued,  and  thereupon  the  British retired, having Avounded one  of our men.    No  reply  AA'as  made.  This move AA'as a feint to cover extensive   moA'enients  up  the  river.  Kaffirs on this side  of the  Tugela  ha\*e been warned by the British to  leave their kraals, as the fight Avill  commence shortly."  The second dispatch runs thus:  "January 17.���The night was unbroken save for slight rifle encounters betAveen outposts, which led to  nothing. At daybreak the enemy  Avas located as before. ��Ile had not  brought a single gun across the  river. But from the ridges of  Swarzkop, a battery and a half of  siege guns opened on our position  at 5 a.m. The bombardment Avas  probably the most frightful over  Avitnessed on land. Frequently five  heavy naval guns fired simultaneously at one entrenchment.  The Transvaal's Diplomatic Agent.  AVashington, January 19.���The  state department has not been advised from any official source that  Montague While, .the consul of the  Transvaal Republic at London, is  coming to Washington^ lis a diplomatic representative.*of the Transvaal Republic. In -adA'anee "of his  coining rthe ^officials. do. hot utnyr to  forecast the decision of _ tJic department as to his claim for recognition.  The rule is to admit to the secretary  of state any , proper person avIio  comes on public business, but that  admission docs not constitute an  official recognition of the visitor.  AVhcn Mr. AVhite calls tit the state  department he Avill undoubtedly be  seen by secretary Hay, but while  the secretary may talk freely Avith  his visitor, that inlervioAV AVill not  in itself amount to an official recognition of Mr. AVhite as diplomatic representative of tiie Trans-  A*aal. Jt Avill remain for the state  department official later, to pass  upon the sufficiency of any credentials that Mr. White may bring to  establish himself in that character.  A TEACHER'S CREAM SCARE  For Two Mine-Owners.  An amusing story is told  at the  expense of a couple of Avell  knoAvn  members  of the  mine owners   association, both of Avliom are at present   residing   in    Nelson.       Both  gentlemen   had  contracts Avith an  equally aax'II knoAvn  packer, and  it  transpired that both contracts  expired about the  same  date, a  feAV  days before Christmas.    As a mark  of   esteem   the   packer   ordered a  couple of cases of Teacher's Cream  a favorite brand of Scotch >vhiskey  and shipped one to each of his patrons  Avithout  any  explanation, intending  to inform them personally  at an early date.    One of the  cases  went to SilA*erton  and Ava.-* left at  the dock.    A  clerk  from the mine  saAV the box. noted   the  markings,  and informed   the  mine owner of  the   fact.       The   latter   was   not  familiar Avith  ���'Teacher's  Cream,"  and in addition he was fearful  just ���  at the time that violence  Avould be .  attempted to his property by men  he had antagonized in certain Avage  matters.  Visions of dynamite and infernal  machines flashed through his brain .  until his fancy distorted the case of  good Avhisky into a  terrible engine  of   destruction.       The   employees  Avere Avarned to leave that particular  case strictly alone, and  Avhen  the  mine  owner  examined  it   for  himself and read the ominous Avords  "Teacher's   Cream,"   he   congratu-  ���  lated   himself   on  his  perspicuity,  chuckling to think Iioav his enemies  had been disarmed by hisacuteness.  So the Avecks  passed, and the  box <  remained   on  the   dock  day  after  day.    It might have been there yet  had not the packer met the mine  OAvner and  inquired as  to  how he  enjoyed  the   Scotch  Avhisky.    Explanations naturally followed, and  the matter AA'as cleared up.    Almost  precisely the same thing happened  iu   the   case  of   the  second   mine  OAvner,   and   both   gentlemen   are  iioav being "jollied" by a Avide circle  of acquaintances to Avhom the  tale  has   leaked   out,    despite    solemn  oaths of secroev.    '  No Fire-Eaters There.  Nkav Yoni-, January "l!).���The  annual -dinner of the Holland  Society of New "York AA-a" "hold ~a~t  the Waldorf-Astoria last night.  There were present' some three  hundred and fifty representative  citizens, including delegates from  St. George, St. DaA-'id ' and other  Knglish and Scotch' sociutie*-. It  aaiis expected that reference Avould  be made by many of the-.speakers  to the South African Avar, but this  question Avas cither avoided entirely or treated in an impartial  manner.  Fighting for a Townsite.  An examination av.I1 take pln<-e  today before registrar Simpkins in  the action of Keddy v<. Jenniiig-,  in which plaintiff J. F. Beddy of  Spokane seeks to establish -his title  to half of the townsite of Kimberley. The defendants are: A. O.  Jennings, the Fort Steele Development Syndicate, Limited, J. F.  Armstrong, administrator of the  estate of J. C. Dirick, and (,'. E-ter-  man. The litigation Avas commenced about a year ago. Elliot k  Lennie are for the plaintiff'.  Osman Digna Captured.  C'aiim), January 19.- New** Ava*.  received here tonight that Os-inau  DigUa. the principal general of the  late khalifa, has been captured. It  has been known that he avus in the  neighborhood of Tokar six days  ago, and expeditions were organized from Suakim, under captain  Burgess, Avith the result that Osman  Digna avhs taken in the hills ye.ster-  d.'ty. He -will arrive at Suakim  tomorrow.  WARREN, IS. IN   CONTROL  r    -- - <   Of the Ladysmith Road.  London, January 10.���A Daily  Telegraph dispatch from Spearman's  farm or camp, as the correspondents  now describe it, dealing Avith lord,  Dundonald". movement to the west  of general 'AVarren's force, already =  cabled, says: "His success giA-cs'us  control of an easy 'entrance to  Ladysmith, Our guns continue to  bombard the- Boer lines, the Boers  replying but feebly. General AVarren is adA'nuciug steadily."  London, January 20.'���A dispatch  to the Daily Telegraph, dated  Thursday, from Spearman's camp,  describes the difficulties of the  march owing to the unwieldy baggage column, including all the tents  and sheep, over bad roads  in as'cI Aveather. The correspondent then goes on to say: "Some  "lOOO-j.oci'S arr_ve(Mn the~vicinity  of 1'otgicsters drift, on Thursday  and Friday of la.-t Aveek, and began  the erection of extensive and formidable linos of trenches. A balloon today n.'iiorlod tbaf no guns  were visible in' the enemy's Avorks,  but there was a large Boer t-anjp  in the direction of Brakfontein, a  brown ridge four miles from Pot-  'gie*"tcr's 'drift. Boers arrived in  large_numbers today from ('olcnso  and Liulysmith." They have eoi'-*',  tninly run branches-of the raihvay  from Modder's print around mount  1-ulwnya. Nearly all the Boer., have  gone to attempt to check general  Warren's advance, but he made no  -ign today."  Organizing a New Corps.  _, i  TouoNto, January , 10.���St ops  have been taken to foi m a mounted  rifle corps, similar to the Australian  mounted rifles organised by general  Hutton in that colony four years  ago. as irregular caA*alry, and for  scouting duty.  Liquor House Damaged.  IviN'dsTox, January 19.���Three  thousand dollars" damage Avas done  to the Avork-* and building oi" the  Jamo*- Thompson liquor establishment thi��i morning by fire. The  amount of insurance i-* unknoAvn.  Successful Christian Workers.  1vin(��--T(.n,     January     19.���Last  year   the   Kingston    V.   M.  C   A.  cleared oil*  $11,000 on it-   building  debt, and starts the new  j*ear Avith |  only a small debt of $1300. 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C  SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 1900  Overalls and Jumpers  We have just receive .1 a large lot of overalls, smocks and  jumpers.   Overalls with and Avithout bib.   Extra values.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  �����he ��tibtttw*  m  I is'.;  m  1  10  m  m  I  Is*  AVilHN the members of the house  of  commons  meet next session   it  will be intorcsiing to note Iioav near  they Avill come to carrying out the  programme which has been framed  for their guidance  by the  Toronto  Globe.      The  programme  is excellent.      Its   adoption   aa*ou!(1   come  .very near to  fulfilling  the  dreams  of the most ardent  reformers; but  it is so SAvecping  in its  provisions  that one is almost tempted to think  that  it  has  been   framed  for the  hustings  and  not  for  parliament.  The Globe  advocates tAvo  reforms  H which have been before  the people  if of C.tnada for  several  years.    The  |l o le deals with the railway service  p of   the  Dominion,  and   the   other  H" with  the  civil service.    It is  pro-  8 posed that desired  reforms in both  ff these departments shall be brought  about by the appointment of commissions.    By the railway commission it is suggested that an ad .instil ment of  grievances  between  shippers and railway companies  can be  secured,  and   regulations enforced  to prevent discrimination  by railway companies against  individuals  g and  communities.     The  necessity  1 for such a commission  has been re-  | cognized  for years, and advocated  | by  men   Avho .placed' the  general  i -welfare  of the   community above  I that of the political parties, but the  practical   .politicians      seemingly  agreed to   give   it   a wide-berth.  There is no reason to believe  that  the men who compose the dominant  H party in the Canadian  parliament  p today are any better in this respect  j| than the men'who preceded  them.  It may be regrettable, but it is no  I less true, that the railway corporations   in   Canada   have a greater  voice in   the  determination <_of the  government   policy   than   have   a  great,   majority   of    the * electors.  Something inorc'is needed than the  | suggestion of a  government organ  % to induce the people  of  Canada to  I believe that a new order of *-things  will be brought about. - The same  | motive Avhich aa ill operate against  -Nan honest endeavor to regulate tlio  | rail ways of the country in the pub-  j|li_. interest Avill also  stand  iu  the  ice  reform.     The  l^civil  service  in   Canada  has  been  .mm upon the piinciple  that, to the  jf.vic.tors  belong   the spoils.     Ib lias  |-been treated as a  refuge  for such  _/ftS  rendered  campaign   service to  wkihe successful political party.   Any  |a-efon*n'which the  present  govern-  Sment may maktrto-the eivil-_-.crvii.e-  ids more likely  II  |i]tu ruing  to be in the Avay of  out ConservatiA*e office  .holders and replacing them Avith  <*Liberal supporters 11 it Avere sug-  'geste.lto disfranchi*-o every-mom-  -.ber of the civil service, the mooted  "'reform Avould appeal more* strongly  - to independent electors.  '"*   Tiik organi/.Mtion of a trades and  labor council in Xcl.son last evuniiig  It marks anothcM- slop in (he advance-  aieut of tho cause of the men Avhuj-c  _hief  cajiital   is   their  labor.    Although*   al!   of   the   organizations  I Which go  to  make  up  the trades  l.uid labor council are of recent ori-  ���'^iu,  tliey already represent  .jiut<_  '%n  army  of  toilers.    Taking  only  -.hose in good standing, the miners*  'union has a   membership of some  130.    Next in  importance in point  r)f numbers is the carpenters' union  ?vith  a  membership  of   about  75,  ivhieh  is steadily  grOAving.    Then  ',!*>mesthc laborers' union, AA'hich is  jiiot yet a week old, but Avhich already has a membership of 25, Avith  ,he  * eigarmokers'     and     barbers'  mions  Avith  a  membership  of  12  ���ach.    This  gives a total  of over  50 men  Avho  have banded them-  elves together for mutual prolec-  ion.    It is sale  to say that inside  f six  months their  numbers Avill  -_we increased to at least 800, when '  they will he able  to make their influence for good  felt  in   the com  niunity.      THE   SIMPLON_TUNNEL.  TUIU!) Ol'TI-KT Tlll-Ol'CH TIIK  AU'S  BK(i l*N���So.AlI ���.   P.\ KTK IM-Alt.S,  About 1000 men are iioav engaged  in excavating tho Simplon tunnel  Avhich is to give Franco and Switzerland  direct communication   by  rail Avifh Milan, the greatest distributing point in Italian trade.    The  Avork is being pushed day and night  and there is every prospect that ib  Avill be completed in the four and a  half years remaining to the Jura-  Simplon  Railroad Company, under  its  contract.      The  company   has  every  incentive  to  carry  out the  work, if possible, in less than contract time, for it Avill receive an extra  $1000 for every  day it  saves,  while the same amount will be de-=  ducted from the price to be  paid  for the tunnel for every day of delay   beyond   the stimulated   time.  The AA-ork AA*i 11 differ from that of  the  Mont  Cenis  and  St.  Gothard  tunnels, as there  will be two tunnels, one for each line of track, the  tunnels being 58 feet apart and connected CA*ery 160 feet by cross-cuttings ; the present ..work, however,  contemplates the completion of only  one tunnel and a gallery through  the other, the gallery being used to  return cars loaded Avith material into  the tunnel Avhile the debris of  excaA'ation is removed through the  tunnel itself. c"  ExcaA'ation is in progress both at  the Swiss and Italian ends and the  Avork completed in the first six  months amounted to 4048 feet,  about two-thirds of which AA*as on  the Swiss side. The statistics for  the second half year, ending this  month, Avill sIioav an important increase in the rate of progress. The  tunnel, twelve and a half miles  long, Avill be a fourth longer than  "St. Gothardand nearly a half longer  than Mout Cenis, but with the improved methods of tunneling and  the better machinery-iioav in_use,  .the cost and the time consumed Avill  hot comihei-*-urate with its greater  length. ~  The work on the Italian side lias  advanced moresloAviy than in Switzerland because a large mass of  gneiss has been encountered, which,  cA'en with an enormous amount of  blasting, is a great obstacle in the  way. On the Swiss side, hoAvever,  the excavation thus far is in clay  slate and is comparatively easy.  The work on that side also has the  advantage of the use of liquid air  for blasting purposes, AA'hich has  proved to be a great success in its  direct effect, Avhile, at the same  time, it does aAvay with an unpleasant fea tine of ordinary blasting in  tunnels, i.e., filling the air AA*ith  nitrogen gas. The Italian government has not yet giA*en permission  for the use of liquid air as an explosive .-.ml dynamite is, theicfore,  still u-ed at the south end of the  works?. *  The temperature of the excava-  tiqns is already high and is increas-  ed'by the explosives, A great-deal  of water also oozes .from the walls.  -The gallery js being used both for.  drainage purposes and to force currents of air into the tunnel. In the  central portion the tunnel Aviil be  about 10,000 feet .below' the mountain peaks directly overhead, and  the mean heal there is expected to  be about 101 degiecs Fahrenheit,'  much loo high a temperature for  comfortable AVorking, In addition  to the forced air circulation, it is intended, in this part of the works,  to .use water .sprays, Avhich, it i.s  , thought, Avill reduce the heat to 00  degrees Fahrenheit. France greatly desires the completion of the  tunnel and Switzerland will derive  large ach'antages for il Aviil connect  the Avhole of Avestern and central  Switzerland with Italy. Switzerland, without 'a port or a mile of  seacoast, occupies a high place  among commercial nations because  of it.*-_ splendid communications Avith  all tho countries around it and with  their seaports from Avhich its products are sent to all parts of the  world. The new tunnel Avill place  Switzerland in direct relations with  Milan, the third largest city in  Italy, and Avill be its best route to  Genoa, AA'hich is iioav livaling Marseilles in the A'olume of its international shipping business. AVhen  the first tunnel is. in operation sidetracks Avill permit the passage of  tiain.s. and the second tunnel Avill  not bo completed until the increasing business i-i-quires it.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the Piiaiii.���Mr. aud Mrs. AAr.  II. Sandiford, New Denver; II. H.  Melville, Boston; J. McNaught, New  York; C. Magee, OttaAva; Percy  Dickinson, E. J. Felt, AV. G. Scott,  Slocan; A. Kelly, Brandon; F. J.  Finucane, Greemvood.  At tiik 1-Iu.mb.'���I-I. J. Tilley,  Toronto: L. Marchinston, Toronto;  Archibald Cameron, Salmo; C. AV.  BoAvman and wife, Vancouver;  Thomas II. Burnett, Vancouver: E.  J. McIntyre, Niagara; Charles C,  Griffin, Ontario PoAvder AVorks; A.  D. Dods, VancouA'or; AV. J. Alul-  dreAV, Toronto; J. A. Gram, Portland; B. D. Boss, Montreal; C.  Parker, Rossland; Sidney Sikos,  Guelph; O. P. Loomis, Seattle. .  At tiik Qui-i-N's.���A. Dontenwill, New AVestminster; T. D. Devlin, Kaslo; Airs. EA*aMcMullan,lie ss-  land.  At tub Ti.i__.iont.���J. Radcliff',  Slocan City; J. Mt-Cracken, A. Mc-  Dougall, Ymir; T. Fox, Kaslo; J.  HiiAvkens, N. Mathison, C. Dent,  J. Arlasby.  AT THK SlIBRJHtOOKK.���C. Y. Gag-  non, J. Casltegang, Pilot Bay; AV.  Paturo, Rossland.  At tiik RoYAii.���J. II. Galbraith,  O. J. Handley, Porto Rico; T. H.  O'Brien, A. G. Fox, J. Gillespie, J.  Weightman, J. MeLeod, F. Lynch,  AV. Ernst, AV. Duncan, T. Lillie, J.  Roy, D. Reid, II. Bradley.  At tiik Madden.���AV. Sutherland, Nakusp.  At thk Grand 'Centrat..���D.  Sloan, T. Sloan, Slocan City. G.  Wheeler, P. Lenihan, Granite mine;  M.E.Stone, Vancouver; J. McMillan, Athabasca mine; A. Tiernan,  Phoenix; AV. Paetrel, Alice Grieg,  Robson; W. J. Nixon, Grand Forks.  Trolley Car Collision.  Buffalo, January 19. ��� Two  heavy trolley cars on the Buffalo ���&  Lockport line came together todav  during a heaAry fog. The accident  occurred just outside the city limits,  while the cars were moving rapidly.  Motormah A. B. Connors AA'as injured internally, and will die.  Motorman C. F. Hoover had both  legs broken and is in a serious condition, while conductors Fred Hoffman and H. G. Weppner were  badly bruised. The passengers  Avere badly shaken up and both  ears were wrecked.  _____     -������-*-���'    umf    .__��____/    _>_-----/    --.-..--I'    ________.*    ________?    ____^     -���-������"    _^_________r      ���^    .^^    _^^    ^^    ^^    ,^t^ -���     ^^^ j ^ -. -���     ^^^ -*     .^t^ ���*    j^^    .^^    ^^^       ���*    ,^&    ^^    ^^^    _^________tf  ^y��t~~ ���* ^^ *^?"~. *.ptt *.0^ * t^^ *w^ * w^" *^ST ' r^r ~**^ ��-'/y *^^w ��� t^^,*,4^^ *-0^ \0^* ��� 0^ *^^��� ^��� 00��� t^^ ��� 0~ *0^ ��� ^*^ *0^. ��� w^r. ��� ��^_ *.f^ *0*^:m.0^ *0^*.0^.m.^^*>  1  ��  k  36 BAKER STREET  FBEE HEMIM  or Tahle Cloths. Sheets  ��� Pillow Gases, Etc.  3*  m  Mounted Police in Ottawa.  . Ottaava, January 19:���The western squadron, composed of North-  aa est Mounted Police, arrived here  about noon today.and AA'ere royally  welcomed by their excellencies and  ma'yor Payment aud citizens. They  left-for Halifax this afternoon.  Commissioner Clute's Report.  Ottaava, January 19.���The announcement as to the icsultof coni-  missidner Clute's report, regarding  the mine-owners' and miners' grievances in British Columbia, AA-ill^not  be'made until tho subject comes before the executive council.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Just Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  m  m  m  m  Annual January Sale  WHITEWEAR,   LINENS, COTTONS,  Commencing- Monday, January 21st.  ETC.  Having received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Whitewear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to offer at exemely  low prices these lines. No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  Children's White Aprons, 40c up  Children's White Pinafores> SOc up  Children's Slips> Night Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies'White Aprons, 2��c up  Ladies'Corset Covers^ 20c up  Ladies'Drawers, 25c pair  Ladies' light Dresses, 50e up  Ladies' White Skirts, 50e up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c up  White Table Damask from 45e up  White Table Napkins from $1.00 dozen  Red Table Damask from 35c up  Bed Table Damask from $1,00 up  White Cotton Towels, 15c large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5c up  Swiss,  Nainsook and   Lawn  from 2*c per yard up  Embroideries  FLOOR OIL CLOTHS from 35c yard up; CAEPETS from 60c yard; odds, ends and  remnants of DRESS GOODS, SILKS, RIBBON, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, CARPETS at  less thati half price.   Ladies' D & A. CORSETS (special) at 50c per pair  We invite inspection of quality and prices  torn-  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  _*&.'  ��.'��  IRVINE & CO.  Nelson, B.O.  All Carpets Sewed  ��� 1 9  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^������2; -S-j ig^-<gy* -g^*-^* *& '*��' ���gT,<��^- ^���_2��'iir''gf-^*-Sr'*S^* <�� *^ ��� *��'��L\im0��'Z?'<&'**'^' <**���(* ��� >**���**��� SLzSLiSLz^i^^^'  W. Starmer Snjith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  - -CHIMNEY-SWEEPING   Of.ico;;.Vi._.. Sheet  '       Oiipo^itc Opera. JloiihO  WoodTor^ale  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  -   ANY {.KN'Ci l']J.S  ..cuves-onlers ��l 01(1 ('ui-iosity Shop, on Josc-  plsinu hti-ctt. * f'. IF. IJ101IA.M.  ONE" DOLLAR   A1LOAD  BooK Binding  AND  Tho iindorflignea has a lartfo Quantity o__lr,  oodiir, and tomarae olab., In 16-inch and i-toot,  iLMiffths, suitable for stove wood, which will bo  hold for SI �� load at I ho mill yard.  NKLSON SAW & PLANING-MILLS. Ltd.  NelRon. AUKV-Ht-'--h. 18SJ9.  T  Telephone 13  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Gigar Mfg. Go.  _Hill,V( IIKITIKH COI.i;.MIHA  Hard Coul  AntliLicite  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.e5|^iv'-'Nc^   -B8.I5  DELIVERED  BooK Making  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing department. All kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebinding done on short notice  The Nelsot] Saw aqd Plai|irjg Mills, Limited  We_ have a_ stock- of-one-anda half-million,  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared  to cut all kinds of dimension timber and  ship to all points on Kooteiiay Lake by scows  or steamers, also by rail to all points on  the Canadian Pacific or Nelson and Fort  Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash,  doors, newels, turned verandah posts. Glass  of ail sizes.   Factory work of all kinds done  ri.i.i.i'iio.vK  33  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for tlio money in the ma.ket  for till iiurpoic*-.  ���n_..MS cash      W. P. T-i.-_.vi:v, General Agent  Telephone U7.    OlHcc with C. 1). J. Christie.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffoo.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound, 8   10  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 w  Fine Santos,i pounds ������������- JJJJ  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  } ��0  Our Speciai Blond, 8 pounds ��� * w  Our Kio Roast, 6 pounds  1 <*>  A trial order wllolted.   Sale .room 2 doors ea .t  of OddfcllowH block, West linker Htiucl.  O-llce und Mil!-* comer irnll mid Vront Sheets, _Cel_an.     BURNS BLOCK  ~~      DISSOLUTION   NOTICE-  Koticc is hereby given that we llie iii-dcri-igned  formerly c-urrjinKon business sis Saloon Keep-  ers in llie City uf Nelson in tiie Province of Unl-  is-h Coluinbin, under the ilim name mid .stjlc of  .lolinson tc Smith, have thiH day by mutual con-  wjit <li��.s(ilved the s,iitl partnership. The wiid  business will be continued by the undersigned,  Itoburt K.tiinith, v\iio will pay all outHlandinK  liabilities of the -^-lid ili-iu and to whom ail account', due the saldilt-in arc payable to.  Unted at Nelson, B. (.'., this 23rd day of December, 1SJ)!>.  A. N. JOirNROV,  Witness: \V. A. Gai.uhkk. It. K. SM1TK.  WHOLESALE  Butter,  C.nee_>e,  Qfeeiri  FriiltSi  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  BWJkCKSMITiH-ING-  HdRSBSHOEi^G  SHIPPERS OF THE! fEARLY  BREAKFAST' BRAN-_�� ��3F EGGS  Fufl  stocks  car-riecf   a*   JNeison  anc  Rossland.   M��U ot-ders polrcited.  WagdH.repairlnj* pjrornptly atteiided to by a,  flrsMTai.. wHeelsmght.  Special t-ttentioii givcii to. all kinds hi fep_iir-  intr and ciiRtoin work from outaide polnl-a.  Shop:  Hall St., between Baker aiid Vomoti  One of the inost desirablG lioiisei. on "Victoria  street,.with all modern conveniences, Rtiitablo  foi small fnniily. Owiief leiivinpf city. -Utirgaiii  if taken <inii;k.   Drawer S postofllce. THE TElBtfNEf NELSON B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1900  IJ.  BANK OF MONTBEAL  CAPITAL, nil paid up.  REST   $12,000,00 ���)  .    6.000,000  Lord SU-at.licoiia and Mount Royal ...President  lion, George A. Di-iniiinoiut Vice-President  K. S. Clouston Ciuncrul Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner linker and  Stanley Streets  Iti-anches in London (England) Nmv Youic,  -'llic-A.iO, and all tlio jirinuipal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell .Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  (iriiiit Coiiiiiicivial mill Travelers' Credits,  avuilalile in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections .Made. Etc.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Savings Bank Branch  CUIll-KXr lt-l'I'l. Oh' I.NTKItKST I'AIIJ.  SOAPY'S   SKAGWAY   GUARDS.  Denver Republican.  According to .recent despatchc..  from California "Parson" Joseph  Bowers, George Wilder and the  other bunco men who comprise the  remnant of the late "Soapy"  Smith's gang, are about to secure  their release from San Queutin  .prison. In the autumn of .1898  '"they wore sentenced to various  terms in that penthouse for crooks  by a United States commissioner,  holding court at Sitka, Alaska. One  of them had been convicted of murder and the -others of highway  robbery.  Many of- the former acquaintances in Denver of Parson Bowers  and his pals are wondering how  the departed Soapy's worse than  orphaned pets can succeed in gaining pardons at such early stages in  .their sentences. With Soapy alive  this matter would present but little  mystery to anybody who knew him.  He was a man of great resource and  despite his calling not without influence. Hut when he dropped  with his boots on in Skagway one  summer evening, shot through, the  'chestby a A'igilantc, who incidentally caught a fatal bullet from his  victim'*. Winchcitei. Soapy's followers wore left Avithout a visable  friend.  Rallying under the leadership of  Parson Bowers tho desperate handful of crooks lied that night up a  mountain overlooking the town.  Below in Skagway 200 vigilantes,  blood-thirstily triumphant, were  seeking foi- them. After a few  ..lays in hiding one nu-nibei- of the  Idling, inspired by hunger and fear,  stole back to Skagway and secured  his own safety by betraying the  hiding place of the other fugitives.  His companion1- were captured and  led down to the town. Blood had  cooled, however, since the night of  the double shooting, so the -.igii-  antes "were content with sending  their captives to Sitka for trial.  The gang prpved in court to be  without friends or pull and they  received short shift.  11 has been suggested that one or  two patriotic incidents in Jeiferson  Kandolph Smith's Skaguay career  might haA'e interceded for Smith's  hens iu the confidence business.  War with Spain had been declared  quite ti number of days before news  of the momentous fact reached the  United States port of entry at the  i.head of Lynn Canal. It aroused  -intense enthusiasm and excitement  among Skagway'*. citizens. Soapy  Smith, -who at that period ran the  town, wjis the .ir__t to give pi-acti-  cal form to tho prevailing furore of  patriotism. lie    had    circular's  printed and circuit-tec] calling si  mass meeting of the citizens to  ratifythe declaration of war. Then  he procured hundreds of red, white  and blue calico -badge-., to be worn  in a, parade which preceded the  meeting. A band, too, -was extem-  "fiori_.ee! from among the "orches-  U'as" of the dance halls and variety  theatres. .And to crown' all, Soapy  hired for the day of the demonstration what was then, probably, tho  only real carriage in Alaska��� a  saloonkeeper,'.*, iiui.ort_i.iou from  Seattle. Tho cost of tho entire layout; came out of Soapy's pocket.  The demonstration.,, which was  held on'May 1st, proved to be the  greatest event in Skagway's his-  , lory. After traversing that portion of the town" where the trails to  White Pass had attained to tho  dignity of being called streets, tho  patriotic column iu march drew up  before the custom house. This was  the most imposing building in town,  and the only one having a full-si/.e  American flag.  After being photographed (Soapy  paying for the operation) the parades dissolved into the mass meeting, and speeches were supplied  from the carriage. These -were all  more notable for their fiery patriotism than for mere graces of oratory. An unbounded enthusiasm  greeted the orators, reaching a climax -.vheu Soapy made the closing  speech and called on the "gents" to  ^bui-ii Weyler.  A copy of the tyrant wa.s produced���a creation in overalls���  crowned with a most cruel and vil-  jaiuous-lookiug slouch hat.    Wey  ler Avas speedily sprinkled with coal  oil, tied to  a  post and reduced to  ashes.    As tho  flames  rose  up the  cheers   of   the assembled  patriots  could   be lica rd  from   the  water's  edge to Liarsville, far up  the trail,  after which   most of them drifted  back to the  gambling  tables,  bars  and dance halls.    Some unquestionably praised "JefT's public  spirit";  others  wondered what Soapy A\*as  after   now.      Tho  patriotic Smith  himself just "set 'em   up"   to   all  comers and talked Avar until Parson  Bowers called hi in aside for a whispered c instillation,  when  the  two  left for I ho wharves,  where  Soapy  ran a "Canadian  Miners'  Bureau."  Jfc  was  only a Aveek later that  Soapy came out with another  project to  help   the   government in  waging war.    Aided by a fc-AV citizens who accepted his '"movement in  good   faith, he  began  recruiting a  company of  volunteers  for active  service against  Spain.     Within  a  fortnight Soapy had more than one  hundred men in his company.     He  chose to be captain ; the remaining  oflicers Avere elected or  appointed,  parson Bowers being  first  lieutenant, and the company AA'as formally  named  company A,  First   Alaska  Volunteers.   It Avas  the  only approach    to    a   -militia   force   that  Alaska ever saw.  For brevity's sake company A,  etc., Avas popularly called Smith's  Skagway Guards. More than one-  half its membership consisted of  bunco-men, the rest were longshoremen ancl idlers, avIio mostly  lived off Soapy's generosity. All  of Soapy's 'workers ..were armed  Avith Winchesters and revolvers,  furnished from their captain's private arsenal. The company drilled  whenever a dearth of suckers gave  them spare time, and the sight of  the rifles considerably' increased  the respect in Avhich Soapy was  held by his enemies and the opponents of his "business."  Without delay Soapy had a type-  Avritten letter sent to president Me-  Kinlcjv offering his company for  active {service. In due time there  came iv reply acknowledging -die  offer of Alaskan troops, and-*stating  that tho president would give it  jnill consideration. Only that and  nothing more, signed by some secretary or other.  Meauniiile doubts began to grow  in Skagway concerning the patriotism of captain Smith's military  spirit. It was Avhispered about  that the Chiaicls wore intended to  ovetawe the local citizens rather  than the far aAvay Dons: that  Soapy meant to u_,e them* against  moneyed tenderfeefc instead of in  defence of tho fh.g. Then the  nowvpaper correspondents began to  jeer at the "militia of Skagway."  One wrote that if the (Jnards were  sent to Cuba they Avould "effectually shell" Havana Avithout the  aid of gnus or fleet."  Bub the Mur wliich really nettled  captain Smith Avas a dispatch which  gravely pretended to desciibe his.  method of recruiting Tt set forth  that the recruit was led into one  room, Avheie-hi*_- name,���birthplace,-  age, Aveight and measurements Avere  taken. 1 Lo Avas next told to divest  himself of his outer clothing and  was led'iii socks and*imdergarment-_  to an adjoining room-,"to ��� be examined by the doctor.1" .*  Upon returning to, Avhere he had  left his apparel, wrote tho. imaginative correspondenf, the recruit  found the'pockets stripped and, tlio  recruiting officer gone, if he wentr  back totho-examination room the  would-be .volunteer discovered that  the "doctor," too, had disappeared.  An appeal to Soapy, it was _snid, resulted only in the information' that'  none of the officers had been re-  cruitingat hcnd.piartcrs when the  complaining teitdcrfoot was, fleeced.  The appearance- of this tale so  angered captain Smith that he sent  an indignant detailed denial of it to  the paper in Avliich it had appeared.  His communication Avas given space,  too.  But hard times came ou before-  Smith's Skagway "Vuards Avere called  to the front. Most of the volunteers  returned to the United States and  Soapy was left to operate Avith the  chosen few avIio fell from power  after their leader got mixed up iu  his last "killing,"  w  w  h  Well, rather. "We received an entire car,  (1300) of chairs last Tuesday, containing  fancy diners (in suits or otherwise), fancy  rockers in cobbler seat or wood, cheaper  dining chairs finished in golden oak and  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office tilt-  ers in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  Consolidation of ^Electric Companies.  Month i. A L, January 10. ���Rudolph Forget, president of the  Royal Electric Company, says there  is good ground for the story in  financial circles here that the Royal  Electric and Montreal Street Rail-  Avay companies will he amalgamated shortly. 'The deal is regarded as a most important one  among financiers.  Now York Sun.  It is reported that among the papers left behind  at Dundee by the  British Avhen they hurriedly evacuated that place  in  October, were a  number  of   documents  of present  military and future historical value.  They are  now iu the possession of  the Transvaal government, and unveil     a     thoroughly     worked-out  scheme to attack the independence  of both the republics as far back as  1890, notwithstanding constant assurances    of     amity   toward   the  Orange  Free  State.    Among these  papers there are portfolios of military sketches  of Various routes of  iiiA'asion from Natal into the TransA'aal and  Free  State, prepared by  major Grant,  captain Melville and  captain Gale, immediately after the  Jameson raid.    A further portfolio,  marked   "secret,"   styled.."Reconnaissance Reports of Lines of Ad-  A'anee   Through .the   Free  State,"  Avas  prepared  by  captain Wolley,  in the intelligence diA*ision  of the  war office, in 1S97; and it is accompanied by a  special memorandum,  signed  by sir   Redvei"_   Buller, to  keep   it    secret.      But    both   the  Transvaal and Free  State governments seem either to haA'e been Avell  served by their agents or their military leaders divined the intentions  of the  British  government,  for it  became knoAvn to them soon after  general White arrived in Natal that  he had  orders* not to  wait a  declaration of hostilities but to seize  the VaLKJRceuen's Pass Avhenever he  considered himself strong enough to  act.    So   soon  as the Free State  government was Avarned of the premeditated aggression of the British  government it determined to forestall ib, and before  general White  could act the Free State forces had  occupied   ancl   fortified   the   pass,  thus blocking the main avenue by  Avhich   the   British  had   proposed  making   their   principal    advance  against the Transvaal.   These facts  throw considerable light on much  that Avas obscure in connection Avith  the decision taken by the Transvaal  gOA^Srnmeut  not   to  Avait "forthe  Briti*_h to make the first move, Ijut  to anticipate them and carry the  war into the British territory. They  also go to explain the confusion, into  Avhich  the  Avhole  British  plan  of  campaign Avas thrown Avhen it AA*as  found that the advance from Ladysmith   through   the   Orange  Free  State   was   no  longer  practicable.  Copies of the documents captured  at Dundee have, it it. .said, been submitted to the. governments of the  great European powers.  CLARK  BRIBERY CASE.  Now York Sun.  The examination of witnesses by  the senate committee.-, on privileges  elections, investigating" the* c-linrgcs  of bribery against senator Clark of  Montana, was resumed on Wednesday. The only dramatic incident  of the inApestigatiou so far Avas the  exhibition to the committee of the  $.'_G,00(Hn cash which has been wandering about for several months  Avith no oue to claim ownership.  Large crowds have been attracted  daily to the sessions of the committee, but because the testimony has  not been of a sensational character  the impression among those on the  outside is that the ease against senator Clark Avill fail. This, however,  is a hasty conclusion. Those persons avIio have knoAvledge of the  situation in Montana, both lawyers  and laymen, make the assertion  that there are Avitnesses iioav on  their Avay to Washington whose  testimony will be so direct and convincing Avith regard to the use of  large sums of money by those acting on  Mr. Clark's instructions, as  to leave no doubt in the minds of  the committee and  the public that  the accused   senator  is  guilty on  every   charge.      Indeed,    one    of  those personally interested   in the  work of the committee, a Democrat  and.a citizen of Montana, expresses  the opinion that the: people of the  United States -will be astonished by  the testimony .that  Avill  be  given  Avithin   the   next   few   day_>.    He  thinks that it Avill not be possible,  perhaps, to sIioav the exact amount  of money disbursed  by Mr.  Clark,  but is confident that witnesses, .will  be produced avIio Avill be able to account for   the   expenditure of at  least $1,250,000.     This gentleman  expresses the further opinion  that  the evidence on this point will sIioav  conclusively that a  large part   of  the money -was spent in the direct  bribery   of   the   members   of   the  legislature,  and   that as   a result  there will not be a member of the  committee,   either   Republican- or  Democrat, who will  A-ote to  retain  Mr. Clark in his seat. It is thought,  therefore,  that" the  report of the  committe will be unanimous and_.o  OA'er whelming  against' Mr.   Clark  that it will not be necessary to call  the roll in tiie senate on the  question'of declaring his seat vacant.  It is a fact that charges against  United States senators for the improper use of money iu securing  their election haA'e, except in A*ery  rare instances, resulted.in a white-  Avashing report. Hut those Avho  are connected Avith this investigation of the millionaire copper king  say that the circumstances of it are  entirely unusual, and that the senate Avill not dare to ignore the testimony that Avill soon be submitted.  A Montana Democrat, Avho is acquainted Avith   every step of this  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  _, JWindows__   Inside Finish  li-vfHl and coast.  Flooring  local and room.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail --  'Mouldings  Shingles:  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.   ���  .1-  WHAT VOU   -V...N-' IS NOT IX STOCK  '     .Vi: Wl 1,1. .MAI-!- IT KOI.  vol:  ;   CALL AND GKT PRICES.    '  famous controversy, said today: "I  am confident that it can be demonstrated as a fact that Mr. Clark  paid at least $1,250,000 for his seat,  and I am just as confident that he  would today write his check for  $2,000,000 if he could be assured  that the investigating committee  would adjourn and the case against  him be dropped."  THE SLASHERS.  Wor.KK Fell at thm Hkai.  of a  Lost Batta lion.  Of the lost battalions, captured  by the Boers in the South African  Avar,   the    first   battalion   of   the  Gloucestershire regiment has done  much fighting in America.    It was  at' the head of this regiment that  Wolfe fell on the Plains of Abraham,   before   Quebec.     The   regiment's   association  with Wolfe is  commemorated by a black thread in  the lace  of the   officers.     In  the  revolutionary Avar the Gloucesters  won the nickname of "The Slashers"  by driving in one of Washington's,  outposts at_White Plains.   Having  exhausted  their ammunition they  drew their short swords, which they  carried, and charged, carrying the  outpost.     In    1801    the   regiment  fought under   Abercombe  at   the  battle of Alexandria, and, being attacked in front and rear, repulsed  the enemy.   It Avas there that they  gained the privilege of wearing the  regimental  badge  on  the back as  well as on the front of their hats.  Ill-natured    people    say that   the  Gloucesters are the original of Kipling's "Fore and After."    This regiment, long known as the Twenty-  eight Foot, dates from 1091, when  sir John Gibson Avas appointed colonel, and it was employed for some  years in the West Indies and Newfoundland.    The gallant  old corps  was present atltamilies and gained  its first honors at that great battle,  after which it Avent to Spain, ancl  Avas almost destroyed at the bloody  battle of Almanza.     After   being  stationed for several years in Ire-  laud, the regiment A\*ent to Flanders  ancl AA'as present at Fonteoy, Avhere  it Avas commanded by lord George  Sackville.    After its Canadian ser-  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  On application v.e will quote yon i,it03.011  Fiie, Life, /Vcculent and Plate Glass In.uiance  AGENTS FOR J. & J. TAYLOR SAFI.S  vice in Avhat is knoAvn in America  as the French and Indian AA'ar the  regiment took part iu the conquest  of HaArana.     The    regiment   AA'as  present at the capture of Minorca,  and at Cadiz in 1800.    "The Slashers" served under sir John Moore in  Portugal, and took part in the battle    of Corunna.     Later  on   they  were, at the passage of the Douro,  and  the battles  of Talavera   and  Busaco,  at the defense  of Torres  Vcdras, at the siege of Badajos, and  suffered heaA*y loss at the desperate  fight at   Albuera.     The Twenty-  eighth formed part of Wellington's  army in Portugal  in  1811,   being  present at Ahnara/.,  the siege of  Burgos,  the battle of Vittoria,  in  the actions of the Pyrenees and on  the NiA-clle and Nive, and  at the  battle  of   Toulouse.     Among   the  honors of the first battalion Gloucester    regiment    are    Waterloo,  Alma,   Inkerman  and   Sabastopol.  It is curious to note that the Glou-  cestershires  and   the   Royal  Irish  Fusiliers   haA'e been  captured  before.    The former AA*ere in the hard-  fought battle of Ahnanza, in 1717,  when  the British  Avere beaten by  tho force under  the duke of Ber-  Aviek, son of James II., and Arabella  Churchill,   sister of  the    duke  of  Marlborough.   The Gloucestershires  Avere  all but   destroyed  and    the  remnant    captured.     The    Royal  Irish Fusiliers consists of  the old  eighty seventh and the old eighty-  ninth.    It  A\'as the eighty-seventh  that was captured.    The regiment  had been raised barely two  years  when it AA'as sent to form a part of  the  garrison   AA'ith   the  Dutch   at  Bergen-op-Zoom.    Apparently  the  regiment AA'as no more popular with  the Dutch than it is uoav, for the  Hollanders opened the gates of the  town and the Fusiliers found them-  seh'es at the mercy of their former  alies, reinforced by a strong French  force.    There Avas no choice but to  capitulate.  Volunteers Attend Service.  Loxnox, January  19.���A special  service AA'as held in St. Paul's cathedral this evening  at  AA'hich 300  of  the City of London Volunteers Avere  present. Lord mayor NeAvton, the  sheriff of London and the duke of  Connaught AA'ere also in attendance. After a service of song, Dr..  Mandell Creighton, lord bishop of  London, addressed the troops, and  congratulated them on rising aboA*e  their ordinary sel\*es to do their  duty to their country. The volunteers then repaired to Lincoln's and  Gray's Inns, where they were banqueted. Tomorrow they take their  departure.  True Bill Against the Driver.  Touoxto, January 19.���The grand  jury has returned a true bill against  Robert Kiusella for manslaughter,  in connection Avith the death of Mrs*.  Rodger?, Avho Avas killed in a hack  driven by Kinsella by the vehicle  being struck by a street car. The  motor man of the car AA'as discharged, there being "no bill" found  against him.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  AMERICAN  AND    ,  EUROPEAN  PLANS  FOR SALE  )!U5INhS5 ���\,VD I_KSIDI*NIIAI. rilOi'EIirV  20 by 120 with improvements,  bouth sido  Veinon street >     ,   . .        .        . . $5000  50 by 120 coiner of Baker and Hall streets.  Piwticulars given on application.  21 lots with cottage,lented at$15per month."  Victoria street ..    _ .    ._ $3500  2 lots with cottage, rented ut ��20 per month,  Stanley street .. .< .,   ,     83000  i loW including corner, 200 foot frontage ..   $1200  For Jfte_ideiiti.il Piopcity you could not do  better tliim line.t 111 Fan new, commonly  known ft. I-Ogii .town, especially now that the  Iru-iiu-i) is ooiiipletecl and in operation.  Foi ].niti(.i!l-i-- applj to .shove Hi in, West  Baker Slice.. Xolson.  A. R. SHERWOOD  MEALS  25  CENTS  1.O0-.13 i.rfiHTKO liV rc.-IOCTIUOITY  _\X_) HK-ATKJJ HY STI-'A.M  45 CKXTS TO .?l  J. A. Saywar  H.-I.l. AND hXKH STJtr.i*-! S. N*HI_SO.V  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO W__.__.I_ TO  AT  A largo stock of first-doss dry material on  hand, also a full lino of sash, doois, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard;  Foot of Hondryx stroet, Nelson  Telephono. 91    Jo(]fl   RaBj   kgQt\t  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  l!lio<lu(!<*ii(lroiis, Ro>---*, Fancy Kvorifrei'ns,  Jltsgnolus, Knlhs, new crop Limn finiss Si-ert for  present <����� hpriiitf planting. Largest and rnoit  coiiiplvtu .slock in Western C'uiiadn. (.'all anil  make youi- selections or send for catalogue, Address, ut iiurnoi-y ground* and greenhouse.  M. J. -Il-VltY....  EMiX. ,Ve..tmiii_U.r Koad, A'aiieouvoi*, It. 0.  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  321 to 331 Saker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER -TI-KKT. NKLSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air,  Largo  comfortable  bedrooms  and   flrst-clnes  dining-room. Sample rooma for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY"  B|rsr-E. ft Clarke, Prop.  1..11. or -uu iHiA n, Horn,, ouwm  First door went  of Unukof Hritfsir  Columbia .luiuilng.  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  -     GENERAL BROKER J  Hox Ki -       . ,.,,��������� ���.    .  JN'Sl/UANOK- -.IOXI.V  TO LOAN  I'OU J.KNT  FOK SALK  '���1-0(1111 JTOUM!. �� lots    Jill CM 111  gonil Imy ,   .S.'IIV)  HALCYON WATE3R  ��S 1NO EXPERIMENT.  Tho    -iie-lieiiml    values   of    HALCYON  AVATKIt In.*.-  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street   Thocpe ��& Co.  R. REISTERER & CO.  !J--_-W_:itS AXI) HO.-ll.KHi-  ..I"  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  1'ronipt mill regular'  delivery io the truclo  Brewery at Kelson  HUME  Thfl'-Inotit hotel  In tho intorioi.  Sumplo roomtJ.  Htonii- heat mml  nlcctrlo l!8ht.  -Modern in every  icupcct.  Owner Vernon and  V/urd .St.., Nel-on.  H. D. HUME, Kfer.  iVjadden House  J'.ikci- mi.iWjuil  St.ids, XcNuji  Tho only hotel In NcIhoii  that has remained  under oim nii_m_{{omont bliico,1890.     , '  The bed-roomi- firo vvoll funi-i-hod and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar li ajvvavs Blocked by tho be__ domestic and Imported liquors and,cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B.C.   HOTEL        ERIE. B. C.  Firut-i-lns-. in eyery respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cifcarh. I.very coinfoi t for transient  and ic->idcnt gucstx.  HKADQUAHTEHS FOIt UNION MEN.  JOKl-l'.. -'AMl'Il------, Proprietor,  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FltKSH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  The l.cs( f{Ui-,.-<-f beer to lie hud s'n Nelson is at  TIN. CL.7H HOTKL  Corner Silica and  .-i-tiuloy Streets.  E. J. CURRAN, Frop.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inb-ankots. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries. -  KOOTENAY SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.   ���    TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  *~   son, wholesale grocer...   COAL.  CUOWS  NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.-  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charle-*  St. Barbe. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephine  . . .��� ��� .streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.  LAWRENCE HAI-DWAI-E 'COMPANY���  Baker St., Nelson, v. holcsalc dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplier.  VANCOUVER   HARDWARE  LIMITED���Baker htreot. Nelhon, wholesale  COMPANY.  -Icsale  plum-  dealers in hard ware and mining supplies,  bers and tinsmiths'supplies.  jERATED and mineral waters.  THORPE & CO, LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and . wholes-alodealcrs in rei-ated waters and  fruit. syrups.' Sole agentsfor Halcyon SpringH  mineral water.  ASSAYERS'  supplies.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Ilaker fand  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholosalodealers in as-aycrs supplies. Agentsifor Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, UEETON & CO.-Corner Vornon  and Josephine stieots. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigala and dry good?. Agent*  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Oil-  gary Bievving Co. of Calgary.  ~      COMMISSION MERCHANTS.      ~  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker stieet, Nelson,  �� wholesale dealers 111 hijtion-, cigars,  cement, die buck and firo clay, water ..-jm and  steel rails*, and general commission merchants,  ~"   ~~~*~ flo-JrTnd feed.  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front btrect. Nelson, v.holcn.-le deal-  eis in flour, oitmeai, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills nt Edmonton, Vic.oua, and New West-  liunster.  cigars!  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall stseets. Nelson, maiiiifactuieis of "Ro_ al Seal" and "Koote  nay I-ello" bi-inds of cigars.  PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���Baker  Stieet���-Wholesalo dealers m paintM, oiLs.  and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock' in  Kootenay.  FRESH AND~SALT MEATS.  31URNS &   CO.���Hnkcr  street,   Ncli-oti,  v; holesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage. '  P.  POWDER,  CAPS  JTAMILTOV   POWDER  AND FUSE.  COMPANY��� Baker  street Nelson, uianiifflcturers of djnamite,  spoiling, stumping and black blasting pov.dcirf,  wholewile dealcis in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting appai atii*-.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vornon  street, Nelson, wholesale dealers u, pro.i���  lO-ii*, pioducc, and-fi'uita. AgeiiLs-for Swift tc  Co. bacon and ham_..  T Y. GUIPFIN & C-O.-Coincr Vernon and  ���J ��� Josephine strcet-s, Nelson, whole>.i!e dealeitr  hi piovis}on->. cured meats, butter and tigg*.  Fit. STEWART & CO -Warehouses o"iTc. P.  ��� R. track.-foot of Stanley street, Nehon,  wholesale dealurs in provisionH, pi'odiu_c land  fruits. Cold storage. AgenU Armour & Co.'..  bacon, lianis, lard and other product...  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO.,Lld. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hull   street.  Wholesale dealers In butter, cg_;H and ebecsc.  SASH AND DOORS- '  NKLSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED-Corner Front ami Hall slreuU,  Nelson, inannfacturi'irfof and wholesalo dealei-s  in sii'ih and doors; allkindt) of factory work made  lo order.  WINES AND CIGARS.  /���lALIFORNtA     WINK   COMPANY,    LCUI-  '��-'   TED-Corner Front mid Hall utreotH, Nel-'  son*,' wholesale dealers in wincH (base and bulk)  and domestic andimportcd cigur^. .-  " lodge" "meetings"  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-Nolson ljodga. No.  ' as. Knights- of Pythias, meets in 1. 0. O, F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay street.!, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock.   Visiting Kuighti*  cordially invited la attend.  T. LILLIE. C. C.   - R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A.' K. & A. M.  Moots, second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brothron invited. ,  NELSON L. O. U. No. 1GS-2, riicete in 1. 0. O. F.  Hall, comer Baker and Kootenay Btreet-i,  1st and 3rd   Friday  of each  month.   Visiting  brWhprn cordially invited.  1!  Hiim.w.N, W.M.  W. <*ua.\ 1 nun. Rcc.-Sec.  NELSON JEIUK, Number 22, Fraternal Ortlir  Of Eagles, meets every second and fourth  Wcdnosday inoach month   in Fraternity Ho 11.  Visiting bretliren welcome.  J. Iuvini,. President. J. H. Wi-w, Secrctary  NELSON MINKRS- UNION NO. 'X,. W. F. of  At.���Mcctn in ii)i;tei��' union nii-ins, northeast i-oi m-i- Vu-tiirii, .mil Konlenny >ti-ccts. i-veiy  Sat in day ew'iiiti,? nt 8 o'clock. Visiting members welcome.  J wiiN Wn.Ui-s, i-ec'y.    On w, a. -SIcICav. Prett.  TIIK rvgiilnr mceliiigs of tbel'.inioiiters' Union  iii'e lielil on Wcdite-d-ij evciiiiig of encli  week, at 7 oVIwk. in tlio Minor-.' t'nion hull cir-  ii'i- Victoria and KiHitciinj- strei-l-.  It. RUHINSON. I*li>ident.  JAMES COIJ.1NU. fcVcretnry.  AKOaiTBdTS.  EWART & C_U.ftT__���Ajfehiteota. ��acia* J  a id 8 Aberdeen block. Faker atreot). Nbitftii, _-_  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 1900  H  I"? r  I  r  5~  l*"n  \h *  l*_t *  J-0 _  l.t ?  P-t ���-  \h i  �� ���*  fee  h  Si  : **���  *^>  M  _&  I  ii  lis  II'  is.'  I J  r  ���a-.  I  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Bater si. ..I, n_._o��� w# F# Teetzel & Co.  The Nelson Clotf]ing House  A liberal discount will be given on Clothing  to make ready for spring stock  A few nice overcoats left  wl ich we are selling at greatly reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  213-2.5 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 Karq Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  - . .'��� ��� ��  Qnufintf Ma _**..*. in (DC   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing -V(dL_]ll]eb   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  . *.       _     -  Tor 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.  '  I, have a specialist whowill test your eyes free of charge.  -   Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  SMALL SHOES '�����-�����<*-?-��<---  STRONG SHOES forsW)'bol's  STYLISH SHOES '--���-���-<---���---<������-'���<-  DAINTY SHOES tmmi0^n^mi  ELEGANT SHOES f0r their mothers  Comfortable  . _  Footwear  Wc stand hnck of our Shoe  Tliey nro nildo in Mich a .viiy. fiom stuck, th.it llici-c is no onciisc for anj thing but satisfaction  Wo have .1 Ui-jfer *>tOok th_..i you usually sol- und lowor pi-ices- for llie same quality  nia.ii you over-run ucros. ���  Shoes to lit nil foot, in styles to _>..it every fancy, at prices mowed down to a minimum.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  _W. P. DICKSON.  I-AKER STI...ET. NKLSON  B. H. H. AI-PIjBWHAITB _  _,?. McPHBE  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting ��ov  Mines. Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annuaciatorfl, Etc  P. O. Box ��Ofl,'  Josephine Street, Nslson, B. O.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  ���, Now isthe time to order your tents and awnings  ; for the spring. Any size tent oivawning made.  *' The only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Plans and estimates of cost arc  bcinp prepared for a double-decked  wharf, tho landing of the present  wharf being utilised for the low-  water deck.  W. F. Tye, C. P. R. construction  superintendent, passed through the  city yesterday en route to Montreal, where he is to consult the  management of the system in regard to the Balfour extension and  other matters in connection with  his department. It is believed that  nothing definite will be reached in  regard to the Balfour extension until after Mr. Tye's arrival in Montreal.  Daniel Smith, of the Ontario  Powder "Works' of Kingston, has  been in Nelson for the past five  days dickering with the owners of  the Canada Powder Company's  plant for the purchase of the same.  He reports that he has been successful and that the deal was closed out  yesterday. The Ontario company  will get matters in shape at once,  and commence the manufacture of  powder for the local market.  Friends will learn with pleasure  that Mrs. Phil Dcringer is convalescing rapidly after undergoing an  operation at the Sisters' hospital in  Spokane for the removal of several  ribs and a tumor. She will return  to the city shortly.  His lordship, bishop Dontenwill  of Vancouver, arrived in Nelson  yesterday to spend a day or two  with Rev. father Ferland before  proceeding on his journey to Rome.  The bishop paid his first visit to the  new parish church, and expressed  his pleasure in felicitious terms.  Percy Dickenson, of Slocan City;  II. 11. Melville, Boston, Mass.; colonel  James McNaught, New York, and  Charles Magee, Ottawa, were registered at the Phair hist night. The  party had just vct.irned-from a visit  to the Slocau district, where they  own a group of 28 claims, which Mr.  Dickenson has been1 developing during the past six months. E, J. Felt,  superintendent of the work, accompanied tho party to Nelson.  Gerald Pollock, aged seven years,  was. operated ou at the Crickmay  hospital by Dr. LaBau this week  for a serious case of appendicitis.  A report from the hospital last  night was to the effect that he was  quite out of danger. The unusual  feature of the case is the extreme  youth of the little patient.  The Bank of Montreal will lay a  t'oncrote sidewalk on the Baker and  Kootenay street frontages of their  new premises,  3". It. Atherton of Sandon was iu  Nelson one day this week. lie reports business in Sajicion fairly  good, but ib would be better if the  mines were running to their full,  capacity ���  Contractor W. II. Gillctt commenced yesterday, on the woodwork of the New London & British  Columbia (Joldfields Company's  building. This will occupy two  weeks, and a couple of weeks more  will -be required; by . the  painters  and plumbers before the premises  are ready for occupation. The  woodwork will be done in a natural  finish.  A number of men and teams  were put at work today on Latimer  street, and by night one of tho  worst places on the street had been  made passable for teams.  The attempt to raise the barge  sunk off the C. P. R. dock has been  temporarily suspended until tho  contractor, George Mitchell, secures  a heavy cable from Kaslo, with tho  assistance of which further efforts  will be made.  The office of the Nelson Coke <S:  Gas Company Avill be moved from  its present location on Kootenay  street to the "West Baker street  store formerly occupied by the  Wonder millinery establishment.  The change is to be  made  shortly.  Fifty men are employed on the  gas works construction, exclusive of  the expert rivetters. The provincial revenue tax will be collected  from the workmen today.  There was a hot time in Chinatown yesterday. Wong Hong and  Hoy Kee had a lively scrap in the  course of which Kee was held on a  hot stove, and had his hand badly  burned, besides sustaining other  painful injuries. He swore out a  warrant charging Wong Hong with  assault, aud the accused Celestial  was arrested. Wong was released  on $100 bail, half of which was put  up in cash by his friends, The case  comes up this morning.  The Kokanee Mining Company,  Limited, has taken out certificates  of improvements on the May  Flower, Lake View and Royal City  claims.  The prisoners from the provincial  jail were placed at work yesterday  removing the accumulated mud  from the bridge on Vernon street at  tho Hotel Hume. The result was a  marked improvement in the roadway.  Peters, the motorman who lost an  arm in the tramcar accident, has  about recovered from the effects of  his injury. He is down town daily  for a constitutional and looks hale  and hearty. _��� Within a week or two  ho will leave tho hospital permanently.  T. J. McCammon, the clever window-dresser at the Wet-tern Mercantile Company, Limitcd's' establishment, is prostrated with typhoid  fever. He was removed to the general hospital yesterday.  California would have few advantages to boast over ��� Nelson if yes-  teiday's weather were to continue.  At 2 o'clock the big thermometer in  front of J. Dover'.-, establishment  registered 74 degrees of heat in tho  .sun, or one degree below normal  summer weather.  .1. F. Reddy, a well-known Spokane mining broker, is in the city. :  2Ir. Reddy states that,great excitement prevails over the outbreak of  smallpox at Spokane, and that several of the largest apartment blocks  are likely to bo quarantined.  A fine display of mill products is  now on exhibition in the windows  of the Western Mercantile Company's store on Baker street. They  are all branded **B & K,"' and were  manufactured at the Brack man k  Ker mills in Western Canada.  A letter lias been received fi-oi_i_  ;W.*l~r 'Brougham, formerly of Nolson, and now of San-Francisco.    He  states that Mrs. Brougham has been,  GOT ��!���*_.'  .HAFT  **-*<^V  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.  NI.l_.SOX  KASLO  SANI.OX  engaged to sing in the Tivoli theatre at a salary of $100 per week,  and that immediately after Mrs.  Brougham had signed the contract  with the management of the Tivoli  she received a much more liberal  offer from another source. A current issue of the Examiner gives  several portraits of the talented soloist.  The pastors of the Methodist and  Presbyterian churches exchauge  pulpits tomorrow evening. Rev. J.  Robson will preach at St. Paul's on  " God Perpetual Presence," and  Rev. It. Frew preaches at the Methodist church  on  "Common Sense."  The body of William D. Smith,  who died in May last, has been disinterred by the Nelson Furniture  Company and sent to Tacoma for  re-burial. The deceased young  man's father accompanied the remains to the coast.  The boarders at the Royal hotel  entertained a large party of gusets  at a social hop last night. Music  was.* furnished by Mill.yard's orchestra, and a merry'evening was  passed.  W. It. Saudiland, superintendent  of the Bosun mine, is at the hotel  Phair. 31 r. Sandiland states that  work on the Boson is booming and  that the property is proving to be  all that wa*_ expected of it.  F. J. Fiuucane, manager of the  Bellik of Montreal at Greenwood, is  in tho city. Mr. Kinucane is registered at the Phair.  TRADES   AND   LABOR    COUNCIL.  224-226 Eater Str'oet, fJclsor;.  THEO   MADSON  TO VOl*]!. LOT I ASK  Wl. 1)0 JT     SKI. US  GAS PITTING 0TJE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Ojibni Jloiiso Block, Nel-011  Fred J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  HH.L HUES Of WINTER AND SPHiNC SUITINGS  WJT.RT BAK__--3 _-STK___.T- NELSON  C-PPosrrtfl aiLVKR _un(. hotei  FOltMKUT.V K'N'CHVX AS TH.-.  N.i.r.so.v .'lean eo...  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  if you _vo.ilil enjoy ii fi-e._li mid fragrant smoke don t forgot tho Cabinet keep* them  Eyesight Tested  If your eyes trouble you Jn  reading or .doing1 fine work,-  especially during these dark  days,- you heed properly fitting  spectacles ��� wc have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold aud steel frames.  .   BUSINESS   MENTION.  Dry Wood.���If you  want good  (li-y wood kO lo Kelly & Steeper'-.  - The Tribune is contracting to supply all f he lenillni; hotel- in SouIIipi-ii Koolei.u.v  mid Vide with l-ceihloi'-- .lining the year l!K-f!v  Aciverti-sei-icntf. willlie priitlecl in those i-cui-teiN  ulllie unili.i'm |ii-ii-o' of ,*?-' per M|iinre inch of  -liiii-e u_c-l. All lliii woii- of i-iiliiiK. |uinlineond  -liiullnK will be done in Ncl-on.  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  Our fiieml- ami customer*; iipjii-ccinto tho  values we aro Kirlnu.fhcui in'clolliinif.  \Vo propose to give tiiem equal values all  1 thin week in furiihliiiigs.  UNl*BI.-_*_.Ai..  All-wool ribbed underwear, per.snil,S__.00  All-wool fancy neat stripes per suit, tSt)  IIOSIKI.Y.  All-wool blade ho-*e,"worth 10c. for S,��c.  A trades and labor council was  organized in Nelson last evening  under the charter of the Dominion.  Trades ancl Labor Congress of Canada. A meeting foi,- the purposes  of organization was held in .Nclson  Miners' Union hall over which T>.  Stamper of Revelstoke., organizer  for the American Federation of  Labor, presided. Representatives  were present from five of the local  unions, representing a membership  of close upon 500. The Nelson  Laborers' Protective Union v.as  represented by Harry Haley, John  Mullen and A. K. Hardy; Nelson  Miners' Union by M. It. Mowat, K  F. Blewett, James Picice, W. 31e-  Kay, George Wheeler, .1. J. Stewart  and It. D. Hunter; Cai-penteis'  Union by G. J. Thorpe, J. 21. Lind-  gren and W. Martin; Cigarmakers'  Union by O. W. Terry, W. H. Coger,  R. C. Wilson, A. E. Pair, and AV. F.  Sage; Barbers' Union by J. II.  Mtitheson, Robert MeMahon and I",  .Sutclif-'e.  The new organization will be  known as the Trades and Labor  Council of Nelson, and will start  outwith-the- following- ofiieers :-G���  J. Thorpe, president; E. Kntclifl'e,  vice-president; J. J I. Mtitheson,  secretary; A. E. Hardy, treasurer,  and It. (J. Wilsson, sergeant-at-arm.*-.  The next meeting of the council  will be held on the evening of  Thursday, February 1st, when it is  expected that two or,three other  local, unions will bb present and  aillliate. * - " ,     ���  Canada Brug & Book 0o_  NKLSON  A. R. BARROW, A. M. I. C. E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner vic_i.r_a and Kootenay Street*  I\ 0. Box 659. TELEPHONE NO, 95  3t_ADislNTi��  ���('lot-he.- ".leaned ami ginuiintecd. Also  diiinnev sweepiii-K on shoitewt. noUee.  UrtloiH left at Puliice Bakery, next to  I ioyal Hotel, Stanley strebt.  J.   MOFPETT,    Proprietor.  Shirti. ut HTen.il>' reduced prices.   Ncckr  wci-i- of nil kinds at .special low prices.  HaUer St reel,  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  &  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORJM-lt OF TIIK VAX  And I want to be in it. I have just received  fall samples of Suitines and Overcoating?, representing a $50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at p.-iccs never before heard of in Nolson. All tho latest fads in Fancy Ycstiiigs for  Kail and winter. .  Ladiei.' -tailoring in ��U its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices,   Rooms 1 and 11, Hulyer block.  STEVEMS, The TsMop  CLT-ANING  -. Attn.  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS JMABI- UP ���< .  OLD CI-OTMKS MADfil GOG-ii AS. NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MKRCHANT TAILOR 1  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON. U. C. - "    .  , A l-uiiuUni. n'ml day t_.-h.vol c-oniltieted by tho  Wihtci-sof.rit. .Uhui-Ii of Peiusu, It i-s Mlii-Xtcd ut  the corner of Mill and Josephine streets In one of  the host residential portions of Nolson, ami is  ciimB- n--.,es_,i..lo from all purl*" oftlio city.  Tho course of study includes the fiinimiuenlnl  and liiKtior brum-hes of thorough l_iiKli,th education: Business i-oiii-io���bookkeoiiiiitf, *.lonotf-  raphvM-nd type writ iiiK- Hoieneu course���music;  vocnl anil instrumental, di-uvri-i-;, etc. Plain ivrtr  nml nccdlewoi-l-, etc  For term*, and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior,  Men and Young Men  I.o not spend every evening of (lie week in  search of iiin.ibci_.enl, but give a little time to  your own social and mental improvement.  NIGHT CLASSES  .   For all grades of scholars will be opened at  the Business: College.  Victoria .street on January 3rd, WOO.  Avail yourselves of this opportunity.  RATTF--AY & MERRILL  Iss Palier il-ili  her  and  ".In  JSH  OHURGH school  room on (lie 2nd of January, 1'MO. -for terms and  all particulars apply to      .    MISS PALMER,  At residence Of Mrs. J. R. Robertson, Baker  StrectWeat. :        ���..,.:,.......���_..-.������.;.������".,:.:.���. l..:...v  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while   we   are  waiting  for the cold weather we  would  draw  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea aiC CoJI'c'e Pots, (several designs) lOnanicllcd Handle 1-ippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can get I hem is at. -  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  WJ  Tl]e Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Carryings 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.  _L  I. - I       ���!______���-  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  ��_  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Monsoon  is like all our goods   Reliable  Monsoon Tea is always the same  For sals by  T(]e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  .S>i_-ce^ors to II. _-c-.--iis.-y & Co., Staj-lo and K.tncy (.irocw* MAKKIt STREET, NKLSON'  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irving & Co  Rolled  /\SK YQUR GROGER F0R W CELE3f|ATFD  B & K  The .Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  -.ramifi-ohm-d by tlio Hrii(*kniaii-Kor MilliiiK (X. Ltd.  'Victoria, Va.i__uuvcrt*\Ve'*l-uiiiMcr,-.Ki-iiio_iloii1Xel-*on.  P, Burns  Hk'ad Ofpicr AT  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland,' Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New-  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded'  enayf  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND EBtAit-  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson-      .   . - ^   C,;TBA?ES,   M-EI^  ; oKDip-S by win, kkckivk ���cabsjfoj. anb pho-upt ATTENTION.  ��  er

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