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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  une  WEEKLY EDITION   BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR.  NELSON:  FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  i~��--  COTTON TAKES UP MARTIN  Address Debate Still On.  Victoria, January IS ���[Special  to the Tribune].���Mooting the  taunts of the opposition that the  ministers have no defense except a  bare automatic majority, Cotton  participated today in tho continued  debate on the address. Naturally  ho dealt chielly with the financial  points raised by the opposition,  and was able to present a good  case. Incidentally lie dealt bi-ielly,  but gingerly, with Joe Martin, lin-  ally dropping into poetry in  attributing to the "Fallen Angel,"  as Joe has been characterized, this  soliloquy: "And in my choice, to  reign is worth ambition, "though in  hell; Better to reign in hell than  serve in heaven."  The, debate is now necessarily de-  cribed in general  terms, as  on  the  address, because  no  one can state  -more definitely where he is at.  Turner's amendment, declaring  the confidence of the house forfeited because two members did not  show up on opening,, has not been  even mentioned by any of those  supposed to have spoken of it, and  though Clifford moved an amendment to Turner's amendment, substituting the Alien Exclusion law  as the crowning oll'ence of the government, speaker Forster disputed  its validity, and has not yet finally  declared whether or nob Clifford's  motion is the subject of debate.  Before adjournment Eberts mentioned the report from Sandon, that  the management of the Payne  mine anticipated, trouble ������with the  minors' union ancl had appealed to  superintendent Hussey for police  protection. Attorney-general Henderson iu reply said "-that if any police were 'required to preserve order they would be sent but he did  not anticipate any trouble.  Green today presented the petition from the Silverton mine owners against the eight-hour law,  MacPherson took exception to-  the Rossland petition of yesterday,  on the ground that it was irregular  in not concluding with a direct  prayer, instead of a simple statement of facts, but he was overruled  and the petition* was read and received.  lfiggins has been very sick, and  the members of his family, weie  anxious as to the outcome*, but it is  now announced that ho , will' likely  be out by Monday next.  is one of the accredited agents of  the Danish government in the  pending negotiations looking to the  sale to the United States of the  islands of St. Thomas, St. John and  St. Croix, known as the Danish  West Indies. Captain Dirckiuck  said he believed the negotiations in  progress would soon reach a satisfactory termination. Tho price first  demanded was $13,000,000 ; then it  was reduced to $7,500,000, but now  the Danish government is willing  to accept $-1,000,000, which sum will  enable the authorities of Denmark  to pay the colonial indebtedness.  GENERAL ADVANCE  BEGUN  f Government of tiie Philippines.  Nkw York, January IS.���A special to the Herald from Washington says: ������ Tne motive, taking account of the experience as well as  the political aspirations of the Filipinos, is to device a form of government adapted to them, so as to  secure on the one hand good government, and on the other to satisfy their aspirations for self-government.". This statement relative  to the Philippine commission's report was made tonight by Jacob  _ Sclmi-iua.il, president of the com-  _ mission. All "that-Mr." Schurinah  cared to state further was that the  report would consist of' four ,br  more volumes, the first of which  would be devoted to the character  of government to be established in  the .Philippines after pence and order are restored.  These are understood to be the  principal features of the government to be recommended: An American governor, who will control  the affairs of the entire archipelago,  and who will be appointed "by tho  president. A council, comprising  'Americans and native.-., who will be  advisers to the governor. A legislative assembly, partly appointive  "nnd partly elective, the acts of  wliich shall be subject to thequali-  jied veto of the governor and the  absolute veto of congress.- Gov-  ernor.s of provinces to be appointed.  Subdivision of the island.*, into  small sections, over which Americans or educated natives shall preside.    Kohert Ward Honored.  Victoria, January 18,���The king  of Sweden and Norway, in recognition of the services of Robert  Ward as his consul in British  Columbia since 1S79, has conferred  upon him the Cross of a Knight of  the JXoyal Order of Wa.sa (First  Class).       __________  Islands Are For Sale.  Nkw York, January 18.���Captain  \V. V. C. Dirckinck-Holmfeldt of  Copenhagen, who has been at the  Hotel Manhattan for a few days,  left for Washington last night.   Ho  THE CLARK BRIBERY CASE  Before the Senate Committee.  Washington, January 18.���The  senate committee on privileges and  elections today resumed the hearing of the Clark case. Senator  Faulkner stated on behalf of Clark  that the letters to Clark from Dr.  Fetor had been found in Butte and  were on their way to Washington.  The first witness today was William J. Cook, treasurer of the  Thomas Craze savings bank of Helena, Montana, who was questioned  concerning the accounts' of A. J.  Davidson and Hon. J. K. Toole with  the bank.  Davidson, it is said, was considered a representative of Clark in  the campaign, and an effort was  made to show that Clark money  was being used.  Cook said that for the five  months ending February 9, last,  $21,800 was deposited.in Davidson's  name, and $13,00 of this amount  came in the shape of drafts from  the bank of Clark & Brother at  Butte and $3800 on telegraphic  order transfer from that bank. In  the case of Toole, there was an. effort to connect his withdrawal  from the contest with Clark's name,  but Cook said he knew nothing  about politics. Cook had no recollection of any unusual number of  thousand dollar bills in circulation  in Helena during the senatorial  contest. ' '  William A. Hector, an expert accountant, was the next witness. He  testified to having seen several  members of "the legislature in rooms  in the Power block, and had heard  Messrs. Steele, Davidson and other  supporters of 01,-trk discuss wuys':  and means of securing votes. He  had seen a, sum of money, probably  $10,000, passed to one of the members.  Referring oh cross-examination to  his relations with Steele, the witness contended that the latter was  no special friend of his. "The only  sign of friendship �� ever received,"  the witness said, "was after he had  bought tho grand jury. He gave  mo $50 to watch them."  They Wanted an Overdraft.  Paris, January J8.���A dispatch  from Caracas is published here saying that anarchy prevails in Venezuela. , Owing to their refusal to  advance the government money, the  directors of -the���banks-of-Caracas"  aud Venezuela, including a.Frenchman named Iilontauban and other  foreign notables, have been arrested  and thrown into the fortress. Representations of the French charge  d'affaires, it is added, have been disregarded, and the French colony at  Caracas energetically demands that  the French Atlantic squadron be  dispatched to the^ coast of Vene-  /.ucln.   Lead Furnace Blown In.      / -  Ros.si.ani>, January 1*8,���The load  furnace at the' Trail smelter has  been put in blast and' will run  steadily from this time forward. It  has a stock of ore .sufficient-to keep  it in operation for two' or three  months independent of any new  purchases. The lead ores have been  purchased from the Slocan.' Slocan  Lake and East Kootenay distiicts.  The furnace will add 50 to 7.1 to  the number of men employed at the  plant.           Among the Stock Brokers.  London', January 18.���The news  that general Buller had crossed the  Tugela in force caused a confident  opening at the stock exchange  here today, but the failure of the  public to respond to the encouraging tidings caused price*, to stick  after midday. The action of the  Bank of England directors, iu reducing the minimum discount rate  from five to four aud a half percent hoisted consols, but in some  quarters that wa.s looked upon as  paving the way for a fresh government loan.  To Relieve Ladysmith.  London, January 18.���The war  office has issued the following from  general Buller, dated Spearman's  camp, January ISth: One field  battery, howitzer battery, and  Lyttleton's brigade are across the  Tugela at Potgiester's drift. The  enemy's position is being bombarded  by us. Five miles higher up, Warren has crossed the river by ��� a  pontoon 3a yards long. He hopes  his forces will by evening have advanced five miles from the river to  his right front.    The enemy is busily entrenching."  Lord Roberts reports from Cape  Town, under January 18th: "Gat-  acre reports that 300 men of all  ranks have been moved from Bushmen's Hoeck to Hooperberg, and the  74th field battery, and one company  of mounted infantry from Sterk-  stroom to Bushman's Hoeck. Otherwise, there is no change in the  position."  StI-Ricstrom, January 18.���Yesterday the Boers blew up three  culverts on the Dordsreicht line,  five miles beyond an outpost of the  police camp. The commando' at  Dordsreicht numbers one thousand.  Mount Ai.ice, near Potgiester's  Drift, Monday January 15.���The  forward movement for the relief of  Ladysmith began pii Wednesday,  January 10th from Frere camp and  Chievley. Lord     Duridonald's  mounted brigade, with the fifth  brigade under general Hart, comprising the Dublins, the Con-  naughts the Inniskillings and the  border regiment, proceeding.northwesterly to Springfield: The position had previously been thoroughly recoiinoitered. A few miles outside of Frere lord Dundonald passed  targets erected by the Boers to represent a force advancing in skirmishing order. Evidently the Boers  had been firing at these from the  adjacent hills. Lord Dundonald  pushed on and as the main column  advanced. It' was noticed that all  were confident. -  Loxdqx, January 19.���At midnight the war office announced  that it had no further news for  publication. When questioned  with regard to the rumored British  victory, and the relief of Ladysmith, the officials replied that they  had received no information to bear  out either feature of the rumor,  and were inclined to think that  serious lighting must precede the  relief of the town.  London, January 19.--A special  dispatch from Durban, dated Wednesday, says: Advices from Pot-  giesters drift, dated yesterday  (Tuesday), says that sir Charles  Warren has arrived within seventeen miles of Ladysmith, and that  British wounded are arriving at  Modi river field hospital by every  train from the front, indicating  that there has already been severe  fighting. No confirmation of the  dispatch has beeu received as yet."  Si'I'-Armax'.s Farm, Natal, January-18. ��� General - Lyttleton's-brigade, with a howitzer battery,  crossec! the Tugela river at Potgies-  ters drift on [Tuesday, January IGth,  Tho water rose above the" waists of  Smith of Springfield,1 and J. Simpson of Virden. ���'���'"  A petition against,the election of  Mr. Garland, Conservative of Portage la Prairie, was presented by  David Alexander and James Teller  of Portage la Prairie.  A petition against W. Hespeler,  Independent Conservative in Rosen-  feldt, was filed byDiedrich Klasseu  of Newanlage, and Jacob Kenuier  of Gretna.  A petition against Robert Rogers,  Conservative member-elect for  Manitou, was filed by William Robertson, senior of Pilot Mound, and  Dugald B. Graham of Pilot Mount.  A petition against Colin H. Campbell, Conservative, Morris, was filed  by George Parker of Macdonald,  and Matthew Rogers of Dohore.  A petition against J. H. Ruddell,  -Conservative, Morden, was presented by C. F. Roxburgh, of Stanley, ancl George Cook,' of Morden.  A petition against Isaac Riley,  Conservative M.P.P.-elect for Roek-  wobd. was filed by; John S,* Warrington of Stonewall, and Donald  A. Gillespie, of Greenwood.  The foregoing six'petitions were  filed by Messrs. Ewart, Fisher and  Wilson, as solicitors '������ _-for the petitioners. ���;.. ?  A petition against the election of  G. J. Mickle, -Liberal,-:in Birtle, was  filed by George Absalom, of Birtle,  steam mill engineer^: -  A petition against C. A. -Young,  Liberal member for'Delqraine, was  filed by L; H.MortOu, of Deloraine,  and James Walker -Reid, of West  Hall.post office. '���'.'--  IHE DISLOYAL GAPE DUTCH  ��� Ready to Revolt.  London, January19.;���The Cape  Tow:n correspondent of. the Times,  discussing Afrikander disloyalty,  says: "I believe the sympathy of  every Dutchman in South Africa is  with the two republics, and that a  general rising is still quite possible.  However there is nothing to implicate the Bond party, as a whole, in  an officially organized conspiracy  against the imperial goyermncut,  although the Bojncl^ leaders have  winked"at or"paiide't-ed^to-sedition'  in order to preserve their popularity. The British failures and the  appearance of the Boers iu British  territory have fomented rebellion,  but even now a decisive British vic-  .toK-y would prevent its further  spread."  This correspondent testifies to the  value of the services rendered by  Mr. Schreiner, the Cape premier, iu  an embarrassing position. He speaks  less highly of Mr. Iloffmeyer, the  real leader of the Bond party, and  severely condemns the Dutch press  of the colony, which he savs "is doing its utmost, while keeping on the  windy side of the law, to promote  rebellion and to envenom racial antagonism."  the 'men. The Boers fired two  shots and then recalled their forces  to the trenches, the passage being  uninterrupted. The British advanced in skirmishing order, and  the small kopjes on the summits  wore occupied by f>:30 p.m. During  the night it rained heavily. Yesterday (Wednesday) the Boer trenches  were vigorously shelled in front of  Mount Alice, Avhile the British remained in possession of the kopjes  and plain. Heavy mists enveloped  the hills, but the naval guns and  the howitzer battery made good  practice, thoroughly searching the  trenches. On the Boer right, a  breach was' made in a sandbag emplacement where it is supposed  Boer guns had been placed. The  cannonade was heavy and continuous, and the Boers were observed  leaving the trenches in small parties. The hill facing the British*  position was shelled next.  London, January 19.���Iludyard  Kipling, with his family, will sail  for Cape Town tomorrow.  Ten Election Protests.  St. Paul, January 18.���A Winnipeg, Manitoba special says: The  petition to unseat members of the  legislature were filed yesterday afternoon, six against the Conservatives and four against the Liberals.  The three members now safe  from being petitioned against are  James Argue of Ayondale, T. JI.  Germans Feel Better,.  Bbrdin, January 18,���The German press adopts a more quiet tone  regarding the seizure., of German  -vessels-by .Great Britain's -Warships,  printing with satisfaction extracts  of a similar tenor from London papers. Owing to the prospect of a  speedy settlement satisfactory, to  Germany, tomorrow's interpellation  is expected to be calm and  non-sensational. The     Berliner  Tageblatt is informed from  St. Petersburg that* Russian  statesmen are trying to get the^  support of the* French cabinet for  calling rtn international congress to  revise tho maritine law and to  clarify the idea of contraband. The  owners of tho Hanswagnor, which  was stopped in South African  waters on December 19th' by the  British' gunboat Fearless, aud  ordered to go to Port Elizabeth to'  unload, were informed that the  bark would be released as soon as  the search of her cargo had been  completed, assuming that no contraband was found.  No Hope for Roberts.  Washington, January 17.���The  special committee of the house to  investigate the case of Roberts of  Utah today reached its final con-  elusion. On the polygamous status  of Roberts tho committee was  unanimous and agreed upon a  formal statement of facts. On the  question as to the procedure to be  adopted the committee was divided.  The majority, consisting of till members except Littlefield ami De  Annond, favored exclusion at the  outset. Littlefiekl aud De Armond  will make a minority report favorable to seating Roberts on his prima  fa<_ie rights and then expelling him..  THE MANSFIELD  BANQUET  , Pleasant Affair at the Hume.  Ernest Mans Geld, the well-known  mining man, left last night for New  York en route to England.    During  the evening he was the recipient of  a complimentary dinner which will  linger long  in  the  minds of those  who attended.    The  banquet  was  tendered   by   A.  G. Lambert and  George Taylor, the plucky prospectors who located the Joker and Derby mines, with  the development of  which Mr.  Mansfield  is  identified,  and took place  at the hotel .Hume.  It proved to be a genuine outpouring.of admiration and respect inhon-  or of a man who has made an indelible mark on this district.     Covers  were laid foi- seventeen guests, and  the tables were laden with immaculate napery, gleaming   silverware  and choice viands.   G. V. Holt, president of the board  of trade, occu- I  pied the head of the table.     About  him were  grouped  the following:  E. Mansfield, S. S. Taylor, Q. C, G.  Frank Beer, T. G. Procter, G. Kydd,  J. Laing Stocks, F. J. Painton,  W,  E. Boyie,  Mr.  Mansfield's  superintendent, W. Beresford, A. G. Lambert, E. G. Lee, H. Sims, R. Robertson,  George Taylor,  D. J. Beaton,  R. A. Laird,  and  W.  W.  Beaton.  Herr Steiner's orchestra was  in attendance and dispersed music while  the courses were served.  The menu  was as follows :  '���Raw Oysters. '.   -  Soup.   :  Consomme Royal.  *  Fish.  Salmon Egg Sauce.  Kntrces.  Broiled Quail on Toast.  -Mushrnorac-l Chicken.'.turn over.  .Boston Cream Pull's.  .'..'������ Roast.  Young Turkey. Ham.Dressing  "   :. Salad.  Lobster Margonmairo Sauce. ,  Relishes.  Cavaire on Toast.       Celery.      Mixed Pickles.  Chow Chow.   White Onions.   Queen Olives.  Vegetables.  Potatoes, plain. Boiled and Mashed.  corn.   Turnips.  Pastry.  Knglish Plum Pudding with I.r.mdy Siueo.  Crceii Apple Pics.       Mince Pie.       J.emon Pie.  Sweets.  Strawberry Jelly. Assorted Cake.        Nuts.  Kaiftins. . .'Jg!_.   Apples.   Oranges.   Grapes.  ' 5_c!_aieu Cheese.  ��� Covors being -removed,-Mr.-Holt  proposed the health of the queen.  This was patriotically received, the  company joining in the ' national  anthem. t     , - ,  S. S, Taylor proposed the health  of the guest of the evening, Ernest  Mansfield, in felicitious terms. ��� Mr,  Mansfield, he remarked,  had  come  to Nelson originally with theinten-  tion not of .spending his days here,  but of   proceeding  to ,the 'frozen  north.    In  passing  through,  however, he had  been  induced to interest himself in the mines of this  district, and  the result had  been  highly beneficial  both  to   himself  and to the Kootenay district.    The  speaker heartily endorsed the sentiment that 21i\ Mansfield's acquaintance from first to last had been one  of    the   pleasanest   he   had    ever  formed.   This feeling was deepened  when  those present  realized  how  wisely Mr. Mansfield had administered _the _ capital-entrusted _ to_h is_  care.     The   province   of    British  Columbia only required the services  of such men to handle the reitis of  the,Londoii money markets to make  it    the   world's    greatest    mining  center.    Some investors  who  had  handled foreign capital had wasted  the money in' such an unbusinesslike manner that the country had  received ti black eye, from the effects  of which it would  not entirely recover for years, but  the  fact  was  patent to those assembled that Mr.  Mansfield's transactions had resulted  in substantial benefits to  the* capitalists "interested  and  to   British  Columbians.    (Applause).     In  conclusion Mr. Taylor drew, attention,  amid further applause, to'the fact  that the wine  of which   they had  just partaken bore the name of Mr.  Ilei'dsieck, who was represented in  this province by  the  guest of  the  evening.  When Mr. Mansfield rose to respond he received an ovation.  After thanking the guests for their  flattering reference to himself and  to Mr. Heidseick, whom he represented, Mr. Mansfield stated that  he desired to say something about  the province of British Columbia  and the city of Nelson, its people  and prospect*.. First he wished to  go on record as being jolly glad to  be in Kootenay. It van not necessary at this stage to review the  events which led to his locating  here. It w_.*_ sufficient to state  that here he was, and here he wa.s  going to stick. He believed West  Kootenay to be the richest mineral  district in  the  world, not ban ing  the   much-boomed   South   African  gold fields, and  he was going to  prove the  truth  of what he  said.  A few years ago he had come  into  the country  with  a few thousand  dollars behind  him, now  he had a  few millions to back him up.. '(Applause.)   In one short year he had  been the means of placing a million  dollars  into  mining  properties   in  the Kootenay, and within  the next  few years he would  be the  means  of investing ten times this amount.  The gentlemen present might doubt  the sincerity of this statement, but  he would  draw their  attention to  the fact that in the Australian mining   boom   ��90,000,000   went   into  that country in one year, and  even  a small  boom  would bring  a  tremendous flow of capital to  British  Columbia.      Ho  wished   it   understood that in  entering his  present  campaign he  was  going in to succeed,   and   the  citizens  of Nelson  might expect to learn  of  a succession of big deals wliich would benefit  Nelson  and contribute materially   to   their   success    and   prosperity. A     boom     was     coming    to    the     Kootenay    country.  It would have  arrived  in 1S97 had  not the Klondike  craze set in, and  it would have been here this spring  had not the  war transpired,    Now  he was  starting   away . to London  with a bright   tale  to  tell of the  country's   resources  and   a better  tale  to   tell   of  the  people.    (Applause.)    He  could  truthfully  say  that,   after   being   all   round   the  globe, he had never met with a better class of people than he had encountered in  Nelson.    After a few  modest     remarks     regarding    the  warmth of the toast accorded him,  Mr. Mansfield  drank .a bumper to  the city of Nelson and its enterprising  business   men,  observing that  the city had  a  future  which few  corporations could approach..  A toast to the chairman folloAved,  and Mr. Holt responded briefly. He  added his tribute to Mr. Mansfield's  worth, remarking that the guest of  the evening had not made his mark  in Nelson, but had written his name  in large letters in the district. Mr,  Mansfield had been of much assistance to the city's business interests,  and from what he knew of their  guest's connections he felt assured  that Mr. Mansfield would bo an important factor in the building up "of  Nelson.  A toast to the hosts was responded to in neat terms by Messrs.  Taylor, Lambert and Boie.  During the evening T. G. Proctor  and G.'Kydd sang, and the orchestra rendered popular ballads, hi the  choruses of which tlio company  joined heartily. Mr. Mansfield sailed  at'midnight on the first portion of  his long journey, nnd -was given a  right royal send-off at the dock by  a knot of enthusiastic admirers.  BULLER HAS 35,000 MEN  With Which to Give Battle.  Lo.vdox,   Jan miry   19.���Military  critic.*;, in affiliation  with  the  war  office, consider that the expected  battle  along  the  wide  arc, south  and west of Ladysmith, can hardly  be delayed beyond  today.     From  Durban it is reported that fighting  has  already  begun.     General Buller's forces, engaged in flanking operations   across   the    Tugela,   are  some 13,000 or 14,000 bayonets, 1200  horses and forty guns.    The disposition of his other 15,000  or  20,000  men is not known, although the assumption is that  the  whole army  will be in action when the hour for  combined movement arrived. Three  weeks ago he had 30,000 men.   Considerable reinforcements have since  reached -hini, giving him  probably  35,000  men  and  eighty    guns, all  told.  Estimates of how many guns and  men the Boers have to oppose him  I are mere guesswork. One correspondent mentions general Buller's  wheeled transport of 5000 vehicles,  wliich connects him with the railroad about thirty miles to the rear.  Among these vehicles are thirty  traction engines, which draw from  ten to fifteen wagons each.  General Buller's warning about  the misuse of the white flag by tho  Boers, iii; his proclamation to tho  troops, is considered a rather broad  hint to give no quarter. His phrase  "there will be no turning back " is  played upon editorially by the  morning papers as presaging a  cheerful announcement.  The absorbing interest felt in the  situation in Natal makes other  points in the theatre of war seem  niicrosopic. o Reinforcements are  moving toward general French at  Rensburg. With these he is expected to advance.  The war office announces that  next year there will be embarked  72 guns, 2710 men, and 22LO horses  This is tho largest consignment of  artillery ever sent abroad. The  war office also invites 500 volunteers  to form ti sharpshooter's battalion  of yeomanry.  - Sir William MacCormack, in the -  Lancet, says of the 30QJ wounded in  the hospitals- visited by, him,  only  eight had been hit by shells.  The British, losses' in killed;*  wounded and captured, up,to date,  are 7987 officers and men.'  Will Bury the Dead.  St. John's, Newfoundland, January IS.���The agents in New Tork  of the German Petroleum Company,  whose steamer Heligoland is supposed to be the ill-fated steamer in  St. Mary's bay ha\e telegraphed to  the German consul here to use every  endeavor to recover and bury the  bodies of the -wrecked-sailors.���The  tug Jngraham has been engaged to  return to St. Mary's bay for this  purpose.          '        '  Don't Want Chicago Sewage'  Wasui.vctox, January 18.--The  state of Mis*-ouri, by its attorney-  general, made an application Lo the  supreme court today and asked  leave to file a bill praying for an  injunction against the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago to ic-  strain them from operating the recently opcned-draiiiag.' canal. The  court took the motion, but did not  indicate what action would ' be  taken,    Cable Bill Introduced..  Washin'.'TOX, January IS.��� Representative Corliss of Michigan,  has introduced a bill for the construction aud operation under the  government of the United1 States of  a cable between this country and  Hawaii, Guam, the Philippine Inlands and other countries. The bill  is substantially the same as that of  hist year, providing for a government cable.  Krager Wants Mediation.  Napi.I-s,'January IS.���Charles E.  Mac-rum, former United States'consul at  Pretoria, -who .left Lorenzo  Marque/-' on   December 2Sth bound  for New "fork,  landed>here today. ^  It is reported thatJie bears a letter-|  from president Kruger to president!  McKinley. asking the latter to medi- ^  ate ��� between   the    Transvaal   and %  Great Britain. S  License    Commissioners   Keappointed. C  Victoria, January IS.���The. offi-!  cijvl gazette contains  notice of the||fl  following appointments  as -license *|��  commissioners for their  several li- S2?  "ceuse_"districts:���Ajn^worth-^Neili-ISi  F. McKay and Edmund F. Stephenson    of ' Kaslo;     Slocan- Thoma*- .  Brown of Sandon and  l_. 0. Mathe-  son o�� Silverton ; Nelson���F. G. Arthur and 1\ I*,. Wilson.  Will Oppose the Minister.  WiNN'M'i-d, January 17. ��� A well  attended convention was held tit  Dominion City on Monday to nominate a candidate in opposition to  I). H. M.-F'-idden, who litis been selected by Hugh John Macdonald as  one of the members of the now  Manitoba cabinet. (.'avail l.oss  wtis the choice; two other** were  balloted for, Messrs William i. obin-  son and George Walton.  Eefused,to Endorse Bryay.  AN.vAroi.i_i, Maryland, January  IS.���Tho Maryland house of delegates, which is overwhelmingly  Democratic, today refused to endorse William J-'iining.-. Bryan as  "the recognized loader ol Democracy in the I'nitcd Slates," and  practically killed a resolution introduced by a silver advocate to in. ite  Mr. Bryan to address the body.  Baltimore May Be Dropped.  BAi.Ti-.m_t_., January IS,���The indications that. Baltimore will he  dropped.from the National baseball  league and given a place in the  Western league, have caused patrons of the" game to form a stock  company, with n view to placing an  American Association team in this  city.    Smallpox iu Spokane.  Si'O-CANK, January IS.���There are  now more than thirty cases of smallpox about the city. The larger part  of these are at the isolation hospital, but a number have been quarantined where they were taken Avith  the disea-e.    The Markets.  New Vohk, January IS.-Copper  dull: broker.-.#l(...'"0,-'.\.i-h.ingo$10.50.  Lead   steady:    broker.-.   $-.-1-5,  exchange $f,70(ii$1.75. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C   FRIDAY   JANUARY 10,  1900  i  I  __  1^'  i*.  p.  1*1-'  :  h  Overalls and Jumpers  We have just receive! a large lot of overalls, smocks and  jumpers.   Overalls with and without bib.   Extra values.  -SI  ."1  T  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  ��he f&vibmxz.  Tin-:   much-talked- f   protest   of  the mine owners against   the eight-  hour law is   now   before the  nieni-  bei .  of   tho  provincial legislature,  and it is not  unlikely  that  in   the  course of a few  days  it  will  come  before  the  house  in such  a shape  that  a   vote  can'be taken upon it.  Although the government  has  but  a bare majority in the house, there  is no need for anxiety  on the part  of tiie  friends  of organized labor.  Differences .may  exist among  the  government followers, but upon the  eight-hour question it is safe to say  that   they   will   present a  united  front.      Members   whose  constituents are not vitally concerned over  the eight-hour law may be counted  upon to  accept  the statements  of  the   representatives   from   mining  districts. The     representatives  it on i the Nelson, Rossland, Slocan  and ReA*elstoke mining districts are  a unit upon the eight-hour question. They believe that whether  premature or not it is legislation  in the right direction, and they  know further that no c-Miiidato  ���who records an adverse vote upon  such legislation could secure a seat  iu a general election in any of the  six Kootenays or in the district of  which Boundary forms a part.  What is more, the Turner-Duns-  muir politicians know, that with the  minii g districts a unit upon the  eight-hour law their representatives could 'dictate terms to any  party which might come to the top  after a general election. The  friends of organized labor in British Columbia are not supplicants.  They form an important factor in  the Semlin government, and will  form an even greater factor in any  government which .may succeed it.  crease iu Transvaal military expenditure. Sir Henry, in his speech,  pointed out that from ��19,000 in  1S!).'_, the Transvaal expenditure  rose to ��195.000 in 1890, and ��390,-  000 in 1S07. The story is that two  young Scotchmen just returned  homo from Johannesburg, where  they had been employed in a bank,  declaie that, long before hostilities  broke out, their managers in South  Africa repeatedly requested the  London managers to inform the  British authorities of the vast sums  of money passing through their  hands from the Transvaal government to the Creusot and Krupp  factories for artillery. The London  managers acted as requested, but  were snubbed and practically told  to mind their own business.  shipments from January  1st, 1900,  to January 14 th :  Wock Total  Ani-H-i-i.n Hoy  L'O  Queen Hess  iin  l.mnblor     -10 (iO  Surprise  20  Florida  20  ].0_un  20  Total tons    40  2_0  .FROM   THE   CRIMSON   VELDT.  mit  tier  Ti_k standing of  Joseph  Martin  .and  D.   \V.   ILiggius  in,.provincial  - politics  was  very  neatly  put  the  Cther day at the  capital  when the  respective parties in the legislature  rmadc   their   nominations   for   the  standing  committees..    When the  committees   were    struck   it   was  found that neither of  these worthies was  honored with a place upon  any committee  This may be taken  to mean that neither the  leader of  the govern nent   or the leader   of  the opposition  had  .sufficient  con-  iidnce in  cither  of  the Hoppers to  name hiurupon any standing committee of the liou.se.     Higgins  and  Martin have deserted t-o often that  it would seem that the two leaders  in  the   legislature   had   put their  heads together and so fixed it as to  I'diiiovi* all possible temptation   for  the future by giving them no party  from which to backslide.  New Denver Ledge.  Doomed Paul: " Jouby, sit  me, und I vil readt you mit  latest news."    [Jouby sits.]  Paul reads: "Nelson, January 12.  ���Der vas von pigpattle yesterday.  Der pioneer brigade und der labor  corps led by Houston" made a grandt  attack on der army of white bants  und cod-fish plue-ploods, and after  many hours drove clem into der  consomme. Der fight was hot, but  above all der din der roar of der  street cars could be heard, und  many a victim fell mit der mud.  Vhen der Hag of druce vas run oud,  Fletcher vas found under der snow  A'ildly singing, 'Oh, vy do dey calls  nieDinnis.' John IIandsum Houston  vas found sitting on a pile of slot  machines in a veldt mit clover,  holding a plack jack mit in each  hand, und der pees dropt honey on  him und sang, 'Ve are der Peoples,'  'Seven Come Eleven,' 'Come vere  der Miner Lies a' Sleeping,' 'Vere, oh  vere vas Davie Carley Gone,' und  udder musics. Der Irish und Scotch  vas bunished padly, A'ile in many a  pack yard der dead marines could  pc seen .silent and spiritless. In  der sortie at Kaslo McAnn raised'  Kane, und not a gun vas fired at  Sandon."  Paul: "How you like'dot, Jauby?  Hand me dot bottle mit schnapps  on der inside."  Jouby: *'Dot vas allridt, put Ve  hef no more dime today to read mit  dem news."  Paul: "Vy so?"  Jouby; "Peeause his nobs, Bobs,  has arrived mit der Capo und T set;  der end. Ve . vill soon be rait  Plofcelior."  Paul: "Jouby, you 'must not pe  so depressivictl in your spirits. Ve  hef much to be dankful for dose  dimes."  Jouby : "Vat for ? "  Paul:    "Veil,   ve dond't   hef   to  read mit der Nelson   Miner, nor listen to Joe Martin, nor live at Itose-  bery.    Neider do ve hef to bay any  C. P. R. freighdt pills.    If ve  Jouby, ve could  not  carry on  var,    Ofi,  my   dear Joub,  ve  much to'dank our Dutch  Lord  Lot us now go oudt to a kopje  look mit dor-vat- some more."  did,  der  hef  for.  und  I\7OTES   Of   THE   WAR.-  I_.0fi.Iou jMily M.iil.  An   old colonist,   who was  t-om-  mandecred by the Ho'-r.-. bub c-enp-  ed after  Klandslnagto, asserts that  general  Joubert  is  actually dead!  lie was standing  near the Creusot  gun,   when it shell  from our naval  battery -.struck tho  mux./.lc of the  gun, and ai-pliii-or entered Joubcrt's  right eye and penetrated hi- brain.  A corpora I of the Set-forth Highlanders wao .taken prisoner by the  Boers, who took away his lifle and  kept him in the trenches in charge  of one of bis comrades.    When tin-  others  retried,  the  oorpol-.il drew  the  bayonet from  tiie rifle in the  _______ ds of the Boer, stabbed him, and  escaped to the British lines.  A letter  received from  a naval  officer who was standing by when  commander Kgcrton of the Powerful,  had hi*, legs blown off,  f-ay*.:  "lilggerton was a very keen crieket-  or, and his hist words*., were, 'That's  put nu end to my cricket!'    He lit  _i cigarette, and calmly smoked as  he was carried away on a stretcher."  -A Scottish correspondent of the  Press  Association   tells  a   curious  story   in   relation   to   sir    Henry  Campbell -Bannermau's demand for  uu  explanation   from  the  government as   to why they shut their  eyes   to  tho   recent eiiornious   in-  Labor in   the  -Black laboi  quantity,  under  and   the best of  South   African Mines  i.s to.be had in  proper  Sugar as a Wealthometer-  English newspapers to hand give  this calculation  of population and  pounds  of sugar used per head of  population :  KiiKlund  :i!l.!l72.COO 111.HI  United Suites  72.807,ii.x. oii.wi  l-'n.nco  liS fl.--U.IKKl SI.hi  CJonimny  "il.ItiS.OOO *'.____  Austria  I;"i,.-!II.IKK) 17.111  Russia  infi.-_-.-S0.CHMI 12.111  Turkey  2I,oS2.ihki 7.0s  Italy  :.i.i.:_o,ikhi 0.2s  An American paper has been arguing���it i.s not a wholly now  theory���that the consumption of  sugar is an index to the prosperity  of a country, since people are consumers of sugar in proportion to  their wealth. Poor people cannot  afford much of it, while those who  are best able to procure it. enjoy  sweets in the greatest quantities.  These "facts," it is claimed are  shown in the statistics of the yearly consumption per head of the people of the following countries. J.  J. Hill, of the Great Northern railway, estimates the present population of the States at 80,000,000. If  he is correct the consumption of  sugar in the States can only be 53  pounds per capita against England's  91 pounds. The consumption in  the States has remained stationary  these past ten years, that of England has increased 20 pounds per  head of the population, and they  speak of England as a poor exhausted country.  Puerto Eican Tariff Duties.  Washington, January  17.���The  principal subject of discussion  today at the cabinet meeting was the  unsatisfactory    status   of    Puerto  Rico.    The president and the members of the cabinet are  very much  in   earnest   in   their   advocacy of  action  by congress and particularly desire a   material  reduction  in  the present tariff duties on imports  from  Puerto   Rico  to  the  United  States.    In fact it was stated today  an entire   removal   of the   duties  would   be   eminently   satisfactory  should  congress so  decide.    As   it  is,   it   is   pointed  out the   Puerto  Ricans  are pratically  shut  out of  our markets,  with the  result  that  business  of  all  kinds  is  stagnant  and.a depression in all branches of  industry prevails .throughout the  islands.     Although   the   president  has no thought of urging his views  upon the attention of* congress' lie  feels very , strongly the   necessity  for some action whicli  s3iall define  their political   status and   relieve  the islanders from the present  depressing conditions.  -Value of the Heligoland. v  New York, January 17.���Philip  Ruperehel, agent iu New York of  the German-American Petroleum  line, of which the Heligoland was a  part, said that the steamer left  Philadelphia for Bergen, January  5th, with 3200 tons of petroleum on  board, and a crew of 31 men, including the officers. The vessel was  worth $150,000, and her cargo was  valued at $80,000.  CO  o  CO  w  CD  E3  pi  CO  O  CO  <-H  O  02  CD  ���a  p  CD  ui  ������4  CD  CD  <-+  Ul  W.  to  ift  ift  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  .to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to .  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  <\\  ..����.������ ������������*,*--'��-'-*��----��-*--*k-v--*---**-*^'--**-:^*^*'3~^  Window  Shades  In all  Colors and  Sizes from  50c each  Up  Hurnishing^s  We will offer during stock-taking- special  reductions in all Departments, with  special inducements in House  Furnishing Department.  LACE CURTAINS, per pair, from $1.00  CHENILE TAPESTRY PORTIERS, per  pair, from $2.75 up.  OAK   CURTAIN   POLES,   with   trimmings, 35c.  WINDOW SHADES, in good colors, per  yard, 50c.  CHENILE TABLE COVERS, per  yard,  from 75c up.  FLOOR OILCLOTHS,   4-4 8-4, per yard  _from 35c up.  LINOLEUMS, in 8-4 16-4, per yard from  75c up.  JAPANESE MATTING,, per yard, from  25c up.  TAPESTRY CARPETS, per yard, from  60c up/  JUTE BRUSSELS CARPETS, per yard,  from 65 c up.  BRUSSELS Carpets, per yard, from $1.  WILTON Carpets, per yard, from $1.35.  AXMINSTER   Carpets,  per yard, from  $1.25.  Art and Hearth Rugs in all sizes at  extremely low prices.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of charge.  &  to  iff  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ift  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  CO  o  CO  w  CD  e?  P<  CO  o  CO  o  Ul  CD  &  P  CD  Ul  h!  CD  CD  c+  Ul  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  it is  any  condition*-,  excellent  in  quality.    The trouble is that condition.--  have been so bad that none  but the lowest clement of the blades  would  submit  to  working   in  the  Transvaal, and even the=e hardly at  all except under ])r_'.*-*-ure of absolute  ncer-.-Mty.     Abu*-..-,  extortion,  enforced labor on the f.p-ms without pay, trickery, robbery of their  accumulated earnings by the'Boers,  thes-'e have not attracted the negro  to the South African republic,    Nu  doubt  the  regulation  of    political  conditions as between the two races.  is a difficult one, but the -Boer of  the   Tiansvaal   ha*!   not  even  approach, d   it.      Oppression   of   the  blacks Ifa.s ruined the labor supply  of tho Witwater&rand, and not the  least bencfit'of the good, honest and  just government will be the amelioration of conditions in thin respect.  A -'hunt tax," by which the negro  i-j made to supply sonic .share in the  support of the government, and in  return for which he receives protection of law, .seems to be one of the  most .successful methods of raising  the standing and increasing the re-  *-po-i*/ibility of the native.  W. Starmer Sir|ith & Co,  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofllce-Wiii-d Stioofc Opi-Os_t<_-O|ioi.-.--_oli-_0  woodTorsale  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  - .    ANY ____XGTl_-_  Leave Oiilurs .il  plii-it! si reel.  Old -'iiiioiily Shoii. on .lo*.e-  ( . H. HKil.AM.  ONE   DOLLAR   A   LOAD  The i.niloreig'ned has a largo quantity of fir,  cedar, and tauiarad slabs, in lG-iitch and .-foot  lei-Kihs, suitable tor _._ovu wood, which will be  sold for SI ft load at tho mill yard.  NKl_SOiV,SAW & I'LANING. MILLS, LW.  NolPont Ausrust Ifll.h. 1899. ' * ���  INCORPORATED 1670.  Jfu^st F^e-geiv~ed_  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  .  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  \a\'i&xsr.^ii'|^Jii-  - WJ  ]y ,:.e_!jjTj3|^  coiirreiQtlbip. jv?i|li;. its 'jt&b ;jpafet��:;  in^r#^paT-ena5eii'"ti:;;.Mi -Mtyig- ��� M  boQ^$v,/;i:^  anHL^ai-A^...kiSi^..v  WW  #  W  ���Si)3  ���.  w  ;'0i"_:  yg^ltafeli��:; lo(r .^tbiSr" ^'fi-i^ilf.'  Win BAY GO.  Telephone 13  Find Co.il  Antll!.lt,Ito,  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.651!';,^ Xcst   $6.15  DELIVERED  Siocan Ore Shipments.  Nc.. Dciivor l_cdK<-'.  The total amount of ore .shijipi'd  froin the Slocan from January 1st,  .1809, to .June 30, 181)9, was .5,11.5  ton*.. From July 1st, 1899, to December- ..1st, 1S99, the Hhipineiit*-:  were -fold tons.   J-'oHowin/r are the  '-i'liM-lIONI.  33  ge ua  'arson s  }roduce  '-ompaiiy  Butter,  Eggs/  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  oj  -���ess mm  The- hc-,1  -v.iluc for tlio money in Ihc jnaikct  for ..11 [uu pof-cs.  'ji-kms f-\bii      W. P. Tii.iist.V, Gunci.'i. Agent  Tuk-i-hoi-c 11".    Oflico wIili C. ]). J. Uhrl'.t-e.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  N-ELS0N,-B. 0.  CofTcd roaster;- and doalora In Toa and Coffee.  OiTer frosh roaoted coffod of best duality as  follows:  .Tava aad Arabian IVfacha, por pound $   it)  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 poiilids....."  1 00  Kino Santos,4 pounds ,........,.,  100  Santos Woud, 5 pounds ..,,...,,. , 1 00  Our Special Blend, 8-pounds -1 00  Our Kio Iloast, 0 pounds.'..,.  1 00  A t-rial order Holioited.   SjiUwi-ooih 2dooi-H east  of Oddfellow.s lilock, West ltn'kcr slPecL.  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   stocks   carried   at   Nelson   and  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  H.  D.  AS  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  NORSESHOEING  *.V*agon repairing promptly a-teiicted to by a  fl���_-ci*vt>8 winbelwright.  Special attontioii given; to all kinds Of repair^  iiie and eufttoin work from outside pointe.  Shop:   Hall St., botwoi-u ilakor aitd Vcniou  DISSOliUTIOjI  N03?lc3E.  Notice in lijcrehy given; that we the undoi-sigricti  formc'-l-* carrj-iiiff on hiiKiiies�� its Saloon Keep-  ���er-* in Uid City of NelsoKin the Pt-ovineu of Brit-  ish ColiHUbiit, iiiidcl- the f__-ii_ name ftnd stvio of  .lolii-son & .Smith, have Oris day by mutual consent; dissolved tins .said i-arti._t-i.Iiip. Tho said  Business will he continued by the undei-signefl,  Robert l_. Sinitlv, who will pay al\ oufstdriding  liiibilitie.. of Hue said lii'iii and to whom all nt_-  eoHiils due the suld ili-ni aro jiayable to,  -Wafed at NoVsoii, IJ. C, tin's __ii-tl day of Deeem-  hef, 1899,  A, N. JOHN.SON,  Wifliens: W. A. Oaij.ii kr  It, K. SJIlTH.j  of all sizes.  to  Faetey work of all Mnis lone  The Mflsorj Saw as|d -Plaiting ils, limited  OiliL-o anil -Mills cantor Ifnll m\A l-'ronl- Stceeis, Nelson.  Ik-  9>i' THE TRIBUNE:  KELSON B. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19. 19C0  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12X00.000  _R_BST     6.000,000  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Di-iiiiiinond Vice-President  E. S. 1,'louston General -Manager  NKLSON HKANCir  Northwest.  Corner Ilakor and  Stanley Slrcets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Branches in  London- (England) Nkw Youic,  ('iiK-Ai.-ii, and all the in-ineipal cities in Canada.  liny and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  (limit ConiiiiiM'cial and Ti-aveloi-s' Credits,  avallalilo in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued. Colleelions Made, l-.tc.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. 0��� and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Saving's Bank Branch  ('.-iti.KNT ii.vn-: oi-- i.\ti:iii:st i-.md.  in   .iolianiH-sbur^  There is  also a  TO USE THE BOYS' BRIGADE  In tbe Transvaal.  Ki.r.'oi- ok Tiik Tuiih-ni. : The  past and present members of the  Hoys' Brigade probably number  over a quarter of a million. Tlioy  liave been well drilled and many of  i/y them hold a proficiency certificate  for ambulance work. There are  about sixty-five thousand active  members, and thousands arc growing up every year and passing  from its ranks out into the world.  There are already companies being  successfully conducted at Capetown  and neighborhood. In Natal the  Durban company have been formed  into  a   battalion.    The  movement  has   reached   Mar it/burg.      There  was  a  company  and  other   parts  Zulu company, and not fewer than  a thousand boys are enrolled in the  brigade in this part of the world.  The object of the Hoys' Brigade  is "the advancement of Christ's  kingdom among boys,"and although  it has always been asserted that the  objects of the drill were not to make  boys soldiers, still it must be in the  minds of every thoughtful person  that it is better that every young  :niau should be able to take his place  if necessary in the national defence,  instead of being an atom in an untrained and undisciplined mob. It  seems to me that there is an opportunity for past and present members of the Boys' Brigade over  * eighteen years of age to take a very  ' active, part in the present cam-  ,paign. They may do so without in  any way controvening the prin-  ciples'under which they were on-  rolled, and'while there is considerable dill'erenee of opinion as to the  righteousness of the present struggle, there cannot be two opinions as  to what our present duty is,~ i. 0., it  is to conclude it as speedily as  possible.  Many competent military men  think the best way to do this is to  put into the field such an overwhelming force of trained soldiers  that the enemy may see that it is  - usele-'s to continue the struggle. A  swift defeat may be the most merciful modoof dealing wiMi an enemy  whom we must respect and who  have reason to think themselves as  good as wc are. Unfortunately there  does not- appear, to be any way of  bringing the enemy to understand  that wo aie fighting now for the  existence'of our empire.. Even if  we aggravate u  man when he is at  Juiim., if._he_entcrsJnto__omJiouse_'  and attempts to slaughter us then  it is clearly oi!r duty to defend ourselves and prevent him from mak-  ,ing another such an attempt. To  do���this we need many more men  than we have. There are-many,  trained soldiers occupied in protecting our communications adjacent to  the base of operations; others'are  engaged in ambulance, hospital and  transport duty. It may be desirable to send them out to the front.  lf-a few thousands of the past and  present members oi" the Hoys* Brigade were formed into a special  corps they could be used for these  purposes. .Trained youths are always useful, and in' what hotter  way can ������'our boys" be serving their  " Captain," their queen and country better-than in bringing succour  to the wounded, either to friend or  foe���to assist in bringing about  lasting peace by the liberation of  trained forces which are needed at  the front to secure it.  The only anxiety I have i,-. that I  should nob injuie the cause oi" the  Boys' Brigade, and I must take the  sole responsibility for the suggestion. I am no longer a member of  the executive committee, but seeing  that this struggle is likely to become one of immense importance  and reach such dimensions of which  we caunot at present form an accurate opinion, then surely it is better  that young men should go out at  once iu peaceful service as soldiers  of mercy than that they should be  forced later on to go and fight in  the support of our empire. Kven  among  the deeds of   our  bravest  - soldiers,'do not the deeds of mercy  stir us more than the wonderful  feats of daring j- When we read of  one of our soldiers in the heat of  battle giving to a wounded enemy  the last drop of water which he  needs to wet his own parched lips;  docs not that deed flash out far  more than the wonderful feat of  arms of our bravest regiment.  When we read of an ollicer being  shot as he is giving succor to the  foe, does ib not make us think that  a man cannot die a. better death  than when doing a deed of mercy  to his onomy'-*  Now tho youths of Kngland have  a chance of being-real  soldiers  for  the period of the war or  one  year  certain, and I  shall be  glad to receive the names of any who  would  bo.willing   to join   a special  corps.  Applicants  must   state their   full  christian and surname aud address,  together with age and number and  name  of company in Avliich  they  now serve or have served and their  present   occupation.      Before  any  youth under the  age of 21   can bo  accepted  it  will be  necessary  for  him to obtain   his parents  consent  signed upon a special  form  wliich  will be sent for signature upon   receipt of a stamped addressed  envelope.    Arrangements have not   yet  been made with  the authorities, in  the first instance we must be assured   that the boy will be ready, and  the   number available then   there  will be no difficulty in getting funds  for the equipment.   The-lord mayor  will  be asked   to  open   funds for  subscription.  The services of members will not  be available for active operations  unless attached contrary to international regulations. They Avill all  wear a distinguished badge, the  conditions of which the enemy will  be informed. The services of those  who hold ambulance certificates  will be ottered to the Red Cross  Society.  Under no circumstances can 1  undertake to receive any moneys,  but persons Avilling to contribute  towards the Boys' Brigade South  African fund preliininary expenses  may send a check to any of the  branches of Parr's Bank, Limited.  The account will be at their offices,  1-J, .Cook* street, Liverpool. This  fund will be disposed of by a committee over which the lord mayor.  ���will be asked to preside,  i~I-AN_C lilUIIAI-DS.  First Captain and Organizer of the  Boys' Brigade, Liverpool.  A   BREVET-BACHELOB.  The Aigonaut.  There are more things in the service than brass buttons and dashing  C-ivalrymen, and dying at the post  of duty, and the rest of the stock  phrases of romance. There are a  few fixed principles aud some prejudices which it is just as well not  to run up agi.iii-.fc, because the service can take revenge upon occasions. Ordinarily a moderate  amount of tact and common decency will take you through until  you have learned those- things  which, are sec down hi, neither the  drill-manual_nor _the_ regulations.  Bub Miss Hadloy' had only beauty  and pure cheek. . She came from  somewhere down the southern way  ��� Lbs Angeles, or S.tn Diego, or  something, Uu visit the Strongs at  Angel Island. And from the moment she set foot upon the landing  she began to 'make herself unpopular. She had visions of, stepping ashore among a group "of  kneeling lieutenants, rather after  the fashion of the accredited paintings, of tho "Landing of Columbus"  or the "'Jesuit Fathers" lint the  lieutenants were busy, or they were  taking naps, or sitting on their  front porches, with'.their feet ou  the .railings. They crossed tho bay  to the city daily, and graced every  eotillion and function worth speaking of, and beautiful girls were not  new. They had never even heard  that Miss Hadloy was beautiful.  Theywe.ro in deep darkness concerning the local belles of���whatever it was, down south.  However, several of them met her  ab dinner that night, and the rest  called afterwards, as is the custom.  Miss Hadloy did not know that it  was the custom. She thought it  was all ou her own account, and  that the post was beginning to come  to its senses, wliich made her yet  more arrogant. Some dispositions  thrive upon being made much of,  returning courtesy with good coin :  the latent meanness of other:, warms  to life as the snake on the wood-  chopper's hearth. As if there were  not enough unattached men to  occupy her, she turned her attention pointedly to La Roche, aud  whim she saw his  wife wince, she  redoubled her energies.  La Roche was French, and flirtatious, and clever. And, whatever  else was to be said of Miss Hadley,  she was clever, too, in a wordly sort  of way. But Mrs. La Roche was  stupid, and blushiugly aware of her  stupidity. Still, she was a good-  hearted little thing, and had done a  kind turn to every one in the garrison at one time or another, and it  resented seeing her made jealously  wretched, her pale eyes filling and  her lips quivering, as the beauty  drew La Roche to a remote corner  and levelled her batteries upon him.  I'verybody was scandalized���and  the feelings of tho bachelors were  hurt. It was just a little too insolent. So they sought a punishment  to fit the crime, and this is what  they devised:  There was one man who had not  called that first night. It was Proctor, the adjutant. He had been over  in the city at a dinner. AVhen he  came bf.ck by tho first boat, iu the  morning, a deputation met him at  the wharf and carried him off to his  quarters, aud told him what was  expected of him.  "I'm not sure that I like the part,  though, you know," said Proctor,  when they had explained. They  impressed upon him that the dignity of the service demanded it���  also that it would be very good for  the girl. Proctor said it would fall  through at once.  "We only want it to last a day  or two," said the deputation.  On that understanding he consented. "But I won't lie, you  know," he told them. " You'll have  to do any of that."  "ft won't be necessary," they assured him, "If she asks���which is  unlikely���we will say with one accord that you are a brevet-bachelor." You will not find the definitoin  of that in the tactics.  So Proctor went over to the  Strongs' quarters, and found Miss  Hadley, gotten up in the sort of a  niorning-rbbe that it is not customary to display to the gaze of several  hundred soldiers, more or less, in a  corner of the porch with La Roche.  Proctor ousted him in about ten  miuutes. He fought openly, dwelling upon the charms of La Roche's  four small children, the details of  the cunning things they said, and  of the last attack of croup of the  youngest; how its "Da-da" had  nursed it, and how the babies loved  him. Miss Hadley laughed. That  hurt La Roche's self-esteem,*and he  went home,      -    -  Then Proctor started in to do as  he was bid. 1 t? was a pleasant game-  enough. Miss Hadley could be  agreeable when she chose. She was  the oiie-mon-at-a-tiine stamp of  girl, and for the nonce Proctor was  the man. He stayed all the morning, also to luncheon, also all the  afternoon. Part of the time they  played together on the mandolin  and guitar, and for the rest they  talked. Then he stayed to dinner,  aud until some time after taps.  Wucn official duties called him off,  he was back again surprisingly soon.  Of course fclici.'- was the chance  in this kind of thing that Miss Hadley might grow sick of hiiu. But  he took it. There was the better  chance that she would be very  much, flattered, and Proctor believed that he was the sort of fellow  who "could bo interested for eighteen hours at a stretch.  " It's not fair," Mrs. Strong  protested to her husband.  ���"You'd have thought-it- so, if- it  hadbeenme instead of-La Roche,"  he suggested.  "'But it's hob fair to Ella," she.in-  si&ted, weakly.  "Ella will think it's a. good joke,  which it is.     He  has, written   her  the whole thing.    He told mo  so."  "Hut  is*   it  right   of us?    Miss  Hadley is our guest." \    -  " Oh ! no she's not ; that's a mis��-  take, We are here; on sufferance.  You are useful to order" the meals  and I to guard her against intruders  .on their tetbe-d-tctes." He reminded her of episodes in proof of this.  "Has she asked you about him 5."  Mrs, Strong wanted to know.  He said that she had. "And I  told her that he was a brevet-  bachelor. Proctor himself came in  at the moment and she dropped it.  Now you be still for a day or two  and let things take their course."  And they took it at a hand-gallop.  Miss Hadley might have guessed  that one first-lieutenant could never  have afforded all the fancy boxes  of flowers and candies that came  over for her, iu Proctor's name, by  about every boat. But she did  stop to reflect, probably; and she  was mightily pleased, both with horse! f and him. Whereupon she was  still more disagreeable to every one  else.  But a tiny cloud began to float  across her blue sky. The flowers  and sweets were many and arrived  regularly, and when they wanted  Proctor at the adjutant's oflice they  sent for him to the Strongs'. And  yet, though the week of her visit  was drawing to a close, lie. was no  nearer to love-making than upon  the first day. She grew a trifle uneasy. Ib was not that she wanted  Proctor, but that she wanted to  know she could have him. So she  condescended, in the dilemma, to  speak to her host. "|Mr. Proctor is  desperate flirt, don't, you think?"  she asked. It was '. meant to be  light, but it was a shade anxious.  That would have jbeen Strong's  chance to have put an end to a joke  that was going too fay. It had gotten away from them,1 and the man  to stop ib refused to arise. Strong  funked. He looked mean, and said  that he had never known Proctor  to flirt. "He is swathed iu red  tape, as a general thing has notions  of duty and the rest of it." Then  he went off and swore at Proctor in  his own breast. Which is human  nature.  Proctor for his part swore at  everybody else openly. "I'm so far  in it now that I don't know how to  get out," he said; and they grinned  and suggested that he tell the truth  and shame the devil.  "And feel more of a confounded  ass than I do now."  "Consider���you are avenging us,"  cooed the bachelors.  He said rude things about them.  They asked what he would like  them to do.  "Shall Ave come in a body the  next time you are. en tete-a-tete  and explain, or shall Ave do it.while  you are absent and can't defend  yourself? Any Avay you put it you  Avill look a good deal of a cad, you  know."    They chuckled.  Proctor sulked. "Mrs. Strong  has got to do it," he announced.  "Mrs. Strong won't. She feels  about as small as you do. She goes  around with the look of a stage  conspirator. You might draAV off  gradually, they advised.  "I might make a qualified fiat of  myself," said Proctor; I've done ib  as it is." lie departed to keep-an  engagement to Avalk around the  island with Miss Hadley.  When they started he made the  solemn resolve that before they, got  to the quarantine station she should  know all., But she ..swung into the  post as blissfully ignorant as she  had left ib. He had funked again.  Aud at this point fate came to  his aid. They sat ou the steps of  the-Strongs' quarters, resting, Avhen  an orderly brought a telegram for  him and a box for Miss Hadley.  The box contained violets. Proctor  AA*as pleased to think Avhat those  little attentions AA'ere, costing the  other bachelors, but he glanced at  his own card, lying in the purple  fragrance, Avith loathing. Then he  opened the telegram and 2_-ufc it  hastily iu liis pocket.  Miss Hadley asked what it was.  He said'that it was from someone  he had to meet at the train tomorrow.   .  "Which train?" said-Miss Hadley.  "The  train from  the east," said  Proctor.  -She told him that she, too,' AA'as  going to the city on the "early boat,  for a few hours. "We may strike  the same one coming back."  He thought it would probably be  his unmentionable luck.  Aud ib came to pass as Miss Hadley had predicted. They struck  the same boat. She came aboard  hurriedly, just as the gang-plank  AA'as being draAvn in, and she looked  about for Proctor, calmly, possessively, as though he must, of course,  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors    *  Windows  inside Finish  local'and fonht,  ,  .     Flooring  local and moat.  Newel Posts  1    .      Stair Rail -. - .  Mouldings-  Shingles  Rough and  .  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  \Y VII VT   .01-   WANT I.S NO I'  IN VI'OCI-  WK Wll.l. MA KB  IT MM  VOU  CALL AND GET PRICES,  ItAl,-. AN.) I..U-1. btw-.i.ts, N-.t-M.rS'  Contractors and Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  __T  G_ 0. Buchanan's  A largo stock of first-class dry material on  hand, also a full lino Of Bash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, ate.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard�� Foot Of Hendrys street, Nelson  Telephone., 91  ���Mji. Rae, Agent  be there. But he -..as not to be  seen. So she stood ancl talked to a  group of Post people, as the boat  swung out into the bay and the  foggy wind blew stiffly about  them. She was not sensitive, yet  she was dimly aware that they  were civil beyond their wont;  even there seemed a vague sympathy in their manner. But she was  busy and abstracted, watching for  Proctor. He might be below deck  or in the cabin.  At length he appeared from the  other side of the deck, walking  with ��� another girl. The girl  glanced at her with a half smile.  She was so pretty that Miss Had-  ley's lips set, and she forgot what  she had been saying.  Proctor and tho girl strolled to  the stern and stood there. Then  Proctor caught Miss Hadley's  amazed eye and he raised his hat.  But she beckoned. It was assurance to say the very least, but he  went to her, leaving the other girl.  The group would have been glad  to melt away, but some way it  couldn't. . |  Then Miss Hadley's admirable  and perfect cool cheek reached its  zenith. "Who is your pretty  friend?" she asked. Brunnnell  could not have been more superb.  There was 'a pause. Someone  might have helped Proctor out but  ho one did. A snicker came from  the group and turned into a cough.  Then the man in Proctor came to  his aid, the realization that it was  all everybody else's fault, anyway  ���Miss Hadley's in particular. He  looked at her in stern reproach.  "She is my wife, Miss Hadley."  The very winds and the screw  were hushed. In the silence Proctor's eyes began to shift. But Miss  Hadley's own were on his face and  they never wavered. Somewhere  in their limpid depths there was a  twinkle. About the corners of her  mouth there was an uumistakably  amused twitch. She raised a bunch  of violets to hid it. They were  the ones that had come the day before. He moved uneasily and met  the eyes peering above the flowers  again. This���time they held him.  "I wonder"���Miss Hadley's  voice  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  came slowly,. with a distinctness  that must have penetrated even to  the stern���"I wonder whether it is  I or you���all, who feels the most  cheap? Take mo to meet your  wife, Mr. Proctor."  And he took her.  On  .application we will quote you rate* on  ���Fire, Life, Accident, and Plato Glass Insurance  AGENTS FOI. J, & J. TAYLOR SAFES  FOR SALE  -IUSI--J..SS _l.yp HESJDK.N'TIAL rlM-PEHTY  25 by 120 with improvements,  South side  Vernon street....; '.S_000  50 by 120 corner of Baker and Hall streets.  Paitieuliirs given on application.  2J lot* with cottage,rented at?la per month,  Victoria street ��3500  2 lols with cottage, rented at $20 per month,  Stanley street S3000  _ lots including corner, 200 foot frontage ��1200  For Residential Property yon'could not. do  better than invest in Fiurview-, commonly  known a-* Ilogustown, especially now that the  tr.imwaj i _ completed and in operation.  For particulars apply to above firm, West  Baker SI reel, NoWon.  a7r7sherwood  REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  I-'ir-ifcdoor west  of Bunk of liriti sh  Columbia building  Baker Street  Charles D. J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  - _._.���_./__-. ��� ,    ��� .I'l.ono ii?  INSUHANOC  AIONKV  TO J.  OA.V  U-Rooni House,  l-'OH RENT  FOR SALK  ...Si;,  7-I'ooiii House,  ,'i-Itomri House.  ���> .(lis  -fin C'Mr.t  (rood i  Imy .,  MM)  HALCYON WATER  IS ISO I_.XPEK.li-VSE_.rST.  The     medicinal     Miluci   of    HAW YON  WATKlt  hiijf been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street    Thorpe ��& Co.  B. REISTERER & CO.  liIti_WI_KS A NO IlOTn.hlW OK  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt, and regular  delivery to llie trade  Brewery at Nelson  Parliamentary Eecords.  Victoria Colonist.  Tii  his   speech    on  the   address  Joseph Martin spoke of Mr. Semlin  as having represented Yale for thirty  years without being defeated.  As statements of this nature if allowed   to   ro   uncontradicted   are  after a  while  taken as authoritative, it may be interesting to give  the facts.    It is now nearly twenty-  nine  years  since  Air.  Semlin   was  first elected to the legislature, but  in 1875 he was unsuccessful as he  also was in 1870.    He was elected a  second time in 1880 and has held a  seat in the house for the same constituency  ever  since.    This  is the  sixth     provincial    parliament     of  wliich Mr. Semlin has been a member, but it is the eighth parliament  since  confederation.     The longest  consecutive parliamentary term enjoyed by any one iu this  province  since confederation fell to the lot of  Mr. Beaven, who served continuously  as a  representative of Victoria  from 1S71  to 189-1, or through six  terms.    Of the members of the first  legislature after confederation the  only other member to serve without defeat  was _\_r. Smythe,  who  represented* Cowichan continuously  from 1S71 until his death in  1887.  Of the first legislature Mr. Booth is  the  only member who now sits in  the  house, but he was not in the  house during four terms, his record  embracing the first, sixth, seventh  and eighth parliaments.    Mr. Bry-  den is the only member of the second parliament who is in the present house.    He was elected in 1S75  but resigned the following year, and  remained in private life until lSO-1.  Mr. Helgesen is the representative  of the third parliament in the present house.    lie sat for Esq ui ma It,  from  Avhich  constituency he   wa.s  elected a member of the fourth parliament. The present is his third  legislative term. Mr. Pook-y was in  the fourth parliament and has remained in ever since, this being his  fifth term. Mr. Turner, colonel  Baker and Mr. Higgins came in with  the fifth parliament, and have held  seats in the house ever since. Of  the present members the following  came in for the first time in the  sixth parliament: Messrs. Kellie,  Smith, Forster, Eberts and Cotton.  They were all in the seventh parliament. Thus we find that the father  of tho present house in point of continuous service is Mr. Pooley.  A Good Safe Majority.  Pah is, January IS.���The chamber  of deputies today passed a vote of  confidence in the government by  .'.20 ayes to 74 nays, on an interpellation criticising the government's  indecision in the recent strike of  miners at Etienne.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josephine street'", wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, milts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries.  A.  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers.  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  *-"    son, wholesale grocers.  ���Front street, Nel-  COAL.  GROWS  NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charle.  St. Barbe. Agent. Jiakor street, Nelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYEI-S & CO.���Corner Bakerand Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder. Co.   HAKD WAKK   rCO-tl PANY���  Nelson,   wholesale   dealers  in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED DY KLECTUICrfY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  ���a CENTS TO SI  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKKJE- STREET. NKLSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air-  Largo comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  W|rs_ E. C. Clarke, Prop.  i.ati: oi- thi: i.ov.vf. lion;!., U-w,<;ai.y  HUME  HOTEL  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  LIMITED-Bakor street, Nelson.-wholesalo  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths'supplies.  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHOHPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  "��� and Cedar htreets, Nelson, manufactureis  of and wholesalodealers in icrated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker Tand  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in as-iaj'ors supplies. Agents ^for Denver  Firo Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephino streets. Nelson, wholosalc  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agonts  for Pabit Brewing Cn. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS_~~  HJ. .EVANS & CO.-Baker street. Nelson.  ��� wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars.t  eOinent; firo brick and fire clay, water pipe ana  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ~ FL0UR~AND FEED.*  BRACK-MAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street, Nelson, whole.-fiIede.il-  ers in flour, oatmeal, clc, anfl hay and grain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New* We__-  minstcr. - _  CIGARS.       : ~~  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  -CO.���Corner Baker and Hull streets. Nel-  hon, mannfacLurer.s.of "Royal Seal" and "ICoote  nay Belle" brands of cigars. . . - ,  PAINTS ��� AND "WLS. ;  NELSON J-A-.DWAUK COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholesale dealers In paints, oil-.,  and brushes of all kinds. Large-it block in  Kootenay.  FRESH AND-SALT"MEATS.    '"  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street.   Nelson,   '  wholesale dealers in fre_h Mid cured meats,  ('old storage. *   '  POWDER, CAPS AND "FUSE. .  HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, _ru._mifaclun_.r6nf dynamite, *  sporting, stumping and black blasting powdcra,  wholesale denlorn in cups and fuse, and elcctrii. "  bla.ting apparatus.  P.  '-^-r.ft#*-'����� '���.;:,  OorniT Vernon and  Ward St. . Nul-.ti  Tho finest hotel  in.the Interior.  Sample rooms.  Steam heat and  njectrta light.  Modem in every  i espect.  H. D. MM, ftfgr,  IV|adden House  I'ukci- and Ward  -.!��� Kit,., Nelson  Tho only hotel in Nelson 'that has remained  under one management since 1800.  Tho bed-rooms aro well furnished and lighted  by-otoctricity.   , . ' ,  Tlio bar is -always stocked by tho bost domes-  tie and imported liquors and cigaro.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B.   C,   HOTEL        EBIE, B. C.  Firbt-tlass In every respect. Choicest wine-*,  liquors and cigars, hvery comfort for transient  and resident guc.ts.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  JOSEPH '���.\_.IP1--.LI_. I'iO])rietor_  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYri  COOL  The be.t gl.i-.sof beer to be had iu Nelson I-5"'  THE CLUB.'.HOT ii-.  ��E��tf8&E- ��.' J. CUi-RAN, Prop.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PHODUCK COMPANY-Vcnion  btreel. Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce*-, and fruits. Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.  T Y. GRIFFIN &, CO.- Corner Vernon and  *���" ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, ivl_.ole_.ile dcdicru  in provisions, cmed meats, butter and egg..  Fil. STEWART & CO.���Warehouscu onC, 1\  ��� R. unck, foot 'of Stanley btreet. Nelson,  wholesale dealeis in provision.., produco (and  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  ('O..I.UL ��� Nelson   branch,    Hall   street.  Wholesalo dealers in hu( ter, eggs and cheese. -  .   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall Mr.-uls,  Nelson, t.iannfiictiir-Tx.of and wlioU-wla dealors  in wish and doors;allkinds of factory work ui.-Klo  (.0 order.  -       wines"and cTgarsT~\  California' wine company, llvi-  - TED--Corner Front and Hall street*, Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (C-__c and bulk)  and domi-sliciinilimporlud ctgars.  lodge" meetings.--" ~  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- NoIhod Lodge, No.  -V...Knight,- of Pythias, meets In l.O.O.V.  Hall, corner Baker nnd Kootenay streets, every  Tue. day evening ut S o'clock.   Visiting Knights  cordially invited to attend.  T. LILLIE. C. C.      R. G. JOY. K. ot R. & S.'  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. K. fc A. M.  Meets second Wednesday in each mouth.  Sojourning brethren invited.  NELSON L. O. L.�� No. N..)2. meets in L O. O. V,  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay street...  lsit and 3rd   Friday  of  each month.   Visiting  brcthern cordially invited.  11 RwiiwiN*. W,M. \\. Cit \.\ i-oi.i-, Rcc.-Sec.  NKLSON i-KlttK, Number '>>, Fraternal Order  of Eagles!, _nouts every second and fourth  Wednesday incach  month   in Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brothieu welcome.  J. JitViMi. Pros-dent- J. It. Win \\ Sccrol.iry  VTELSON MINERS- UNION NO. W. W. V. ol  "' M.---U-'i_t-f in i.iim-is iniiuii 1-ociiiK north.  enst ciiiiit-i Yi.-'oria and Kiio'i-iwj -tieet -, every  -".-tmd.iy eu'iitn,,' at S o'clock. Visiting members welcome.  Jimks Wu u'l.-s, Scc'y.    C'u vs  A. Mr-TCx v. Pre*.  THE iegiil.il- mffti-igs nf tliei'.irpcnlei-s Union  uit- lit-lil on .Wtli.e-._M.. i*\ piling of each  v-et'k. ut 7 o'-Iook. m Iho Miin-is I "inon hall cur-  il-i  Vrok-i i,i .mil  K.xilrriii-  siivi't-.  It. RtirU,N'*-<i\, I'les.dorlf.  _________   ���)AM~-- COLLING. -Sumti.ry,  ������   ^   ~XwrtMow.  EWAKT _- CARRIK���Arohitflot-f.  Mooms t  , a id 8 Aberdeen block, rokerst-rwt. NelBoa. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 1900  t  I'  _\  ff  {.  ?  i;  %  Is"  ___.  $  f>  *?  ���*�����  li  I��-  !_**.  '  JTJ;  A DIRECT  ECEIVED  IMPORTATION OF  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  The  dotting House  Wl  A liberal  discount  make ready  given  on  to  1 be w  for spring stock  Clothing  A few nice overcoats left  which wc are  selling  at greatly reduced prices  J. A. GILKER  1   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 Karri Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qnu/ino- R/S-aphinoQ   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing lfiaC_]l_]eb   Domestic and the Standard.  AH good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  watch   repairing and jewelry manufacturing  we   have  incur staff and   are. prepared  to make up  chains,Jackets,  and rings at home without sending,away for them.  I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.  ���,  Mail and express orders promptly attended _to.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  For  creased  Comfortable  otitwear  SMALL SHOES '<�����--"-��-��---*��"-  STRONG SHOES -"<-������-w-��>---  STYLISH SHOES ���"--���--���*--��� ���"--���-���<-r-��  DAINTY SHOES fop 1,,Uol^sII1,^s  ELEGANT OHOLO   for their mothers  They  AVe _kUimT hack -of our SliOc.  firi. made in "-icIi ;i way, fiom ���.Lock, 'lint there is no excuse for anything hut ��-.ilisfaction  Wc have a larger ->loel_ lli.in you usually sec aud lower prices for the ...imc quality  than you over run ticro'.s  Shoes to fit fill feel, in stjlc, to suit eery fancy, at prices mowed down to a ininiiiiura.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  W. P. DICKSON  UAt_l-H STIUCI.T, NELSON  3S. H. H. AFFLEWHAITB  J. MoPHBB  Kooterjay Electric Supply & Construction Co;  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric Equipments for Electr-le Power Transmission and Lighting for  Minos, Town.. ___l8Ctric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciatore, Etc.  P. O. Box 606. ' * Josephine Street, Nelson, B, O,  TENTSATO AWNINGS ~"  Nov/ isthe time to order your tents and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or awning made/  The only factory between Winnipeg and theCoast.  244-226 Baker Street, J,el-_n.  THEO   MADSON  TO YOCU LOT LINK  AST. DO IT     SKK Lib  GAS FITTING OUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Oi-"i��i House l.Io.I_, S'eKon  FULL LIMES OF WINTER AND  -VP&ST BAKKIt STREET' NELSON  SPRING SUITINGS  OPPOSITE SILVER KtKO HOTRI  . I-*01-MI_K-.V KXOWX AS T-.'l-  NliXSON' CIGAR CO.  G. B. MATTHEWS, Proprietor  If yon woulil oi joy a f.-cs-h -iiid fr-agri-.." Hint)'c don t forgot the Cabinet keep, thorn  CITY LOCAL NEWS  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  James Kelly, whose case ha-, been  before tho public for :i couple of  weeks was arraigned before judge  Forin yesterday morning to elect  as to the manner of his trial.  Prisoner's counsel, W. A. Macdonald, requested the case be remanded  for a short time without an election, which was granted. Application for bail was filed and his honor  reserved his  decision on this point.  D. McArthur & Co. are bringing  down a boom of 90 foot piles with  which to ���replace the dolphins at  the C. P. It. docks. The work will  be commenced shortly.  An order was made yesterday  morning for a dividend in the  estate of the Nelson Su-av Mills Company. II. 1". Cameron, liquidator,  is distributing the dividend which  amount to 12 per cent of the  claims.  The loss of the tug Kaslo has  naturally inconvenienced the C. P.  11. barge service .as all the available poAver was busy prior to the  Kaslo's exit. The Kokanee now  toAVS a barge daily from Kootenay  Landing to Balfour.  Argument was taken by judge  Forin in chambers yesterday in the  appeal to set aside the judgment in  Ames vs. Maggs. The judgment  was set aside on a technical  point.  When the old bunkhouse at the  Athabasca mine was destroyed by  fire a feAv weeks ago, a miner  named Arnt Olsen lost $S00 worth  of postal notes wliich AA*ere stoAved  away among his belongings. The  money orders were issued in the  United States and Avere payable at  Spokane. Olsen is now taking the  necessary steps to secure his money.  He had carried the notes for six  mouths in his pockets.  S. S. Taylor leaves tonight for  Vancouver .to reyicsent the defendants in tho case 'of Merchants  Bank of,IIalifax vs, Houston, in tho  appeal taken 'by the plaintiffs  against judgment of trial judge.  Sir Charles HibberfcTupper appears  lor the bank and Charles Wilson,,  Q C., for T. M. Ward, assignee.  The articles of agreement in the  Monadnockdeal have been recorded.  Ernest Mansfield takes a Averting  option on the property at $7000.  The claim is located at the head of  Kokanee creek betA.*een the Smuggler and Achilles properties.  Fred Philbert of Ymir has sold a  half interest in the "P & IV Fraction on Tamarac mountain to William Bennett of Ymir, The consideration AA'as $150.  James _������_. Wize filed a mechanics'  lien yesterday against a hotel in  Rossland OAvned by II. Thompson,  J. S. C. Fraser and D. M. Leonard.  AVi'/.e's claim is for $210,  The mining recorder's books contain the record of a deal in Apex  nioiTntTTiu minin~g~propositionsr Gil-"  bert II. Master of Rossland purchased the interests iu the O'ood  Hope and Good Hope Fraction Xo. 1  held by J. G. Dewur, J.. II. Galbraith,  0. J. JIandley of Ymir and J. A.  Dewar of Nei.*_on. Masters transferred  the  purchase  to  the Ariel  Eyesight Tested  .If your eyes trouble you in  reading or doing fine work,  especially during these dark  clays, you need properly fitting  spectacles ��� wc have them.  The best lenses only used.  Gold and steel frames.  Mining & Milling Company, Limited, of Rossland. The propositions  are situated betAveen Wild Horse  and OlearAvater creeks.  A congestion of freight exists  in the C. P. R. yards at Greenwood.  At the present time there arc 13-S  carloads of freight consigned Green-  Avood and points tributary standing on the sidings while the facilities at hand are only calculated to  handle about 50 cars. F. W.Peters,  district freight agent, left this  morning for Greemvood to  straighten matters out.  A concert in aid of the Mansion  House fund took place at Rossland  last night. It i.s possible that the  company, Avhich includes splendid  local talent, Avill repeat the entertainment iii Nelson for the same  cause at an early date.  James Murray, general inspector  of tracks and road beds on the C.  P. It. is in the city on his regular  tour of inspection. Mr. Murray  states that the recent soft weather  has rendered the task of keeping  the road bed up to tho standard extremely difficult.  The uniforms for the tramcar  conductors and motormen are expected shortly. The order aa*��s  placed .some time ago through a  local firm and the clothing should  have been here before this. The  uniform Avill be dark blue Avith  brass buttons, aud the blue cap  with black visor and gold braid  AA'hich is iioav Avorn by the men.  A petition against James McKen-  zie, Liberal M.P.P. in Lakeside, AA'as  lilcd by Wesley Perry and George  Johnstone of Macdonald.  The last three petitions Avere filed  by Tupper, Phippen & Tupper, as  solicitors or agents for the petitioners.  Another petition is against Martin Jerome, Liberal, in Carillon, and  is filed by F."X. Joubertand II. Mi-  lette of St. Pierre. Joseph Bernier  is the solicitor.  The amount deposited on each petition is $750, so the prothonotary  received altogether $7500, all in Dominion notes.  John Hardie and Susan WaltshaAV  were mariied last evening at the  residence of William Hardie, on  Latimer street. The ceremony  was performed by Rev Robert  FreAV.  A. Kelly  of Brandon  is at   the  Phair.    Mr.- Kelly  is interested in  several   mining    properties   about  -Nelson  and  Avill be iu the city for  several days.  ST.    PAUL'S   ANNUAL    MEETING  The annual congregational meeting of St. Paul's Presbyterian  church Avas held last evening.  Highly satisfactory reports wore  presented by tho various societies  of the church showing a revenue in  all sources for the year just closed,  inclusive of amounts carried for-  Avard from ISO.) of $-i312,;.9.  After the opening exercises John  Hamilton, chairman of the board of  management, presented the treasurer's report and that of the board  of management. 'Llie latter recommended placing in the hands of the  choirmaster, George Kydd, the sum  'of $12 each month to provide musical talent tit the church services. A  substantial iucrease was also recommended in tho salary of the  caretaker. Both of these reports  were adopted.  I*. Lamont and J. Mouac Avere  elected ftutlW*^ 1 ronside re-elected  to fill tlio~A^ca7fcii_-_.-ocica&_orie~d~~by  the retirement from  the board of  MLiIliiUii-i'^'V  .____��_ jiS-or*'-*-  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.  NKLSON'  KASLO  SANDON  management of W. N. Ironside, A.  G. ShiiAV, and F. M. Chadbourn.  Mrs. Robertson presented the report of the AA*omen's missionary  society, dealing with the distribution of funds raised by them  amounting to $ll_S.S5 and stating  that it is expeeted that a Chinese  missionary Avill arrive in Nelson  during February to take up Avork  among his countrymen.  Mrs. L. Miller reported for the  ladies' aid society the payment of  $500, the balance due by them on  the manse lots adjoining the church,  aud the payment of certain A\*ork  done toAvards furnishing the interior  of the church.  The Sunday school report was  presented by F. M. Chadbourn, the  superintendent, showing an enrollment of ISO scholars, with an average attendance of 111.  ReA'. R. FreAV, for the session, reported a church membership of 115,  a large number of whom had been  added during the year of 1S90. He  had performed the ceremony of  baptism 25 times, and of marriage,  as he explained, too numerous to  mention.  The report of the Y.P.S.C.E.  showed an enrollment of 25, with  an average of 20 per meeting.  HOTEL ARRIVALS,  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while   we  are  waiting  for  the cold weather  your attention to our line of  we  would  draw  BUSINESS  MENTION,  want  good  Dry Wood.���If you  .Iry woikI koIo Kelly <fc Steeper'--.  The Tribune is contracting tosup-  jilj .illliio l(.i.Iiiif{ lioLuN.iii Sinilli'-iii rCooteu.iy  inn! A'.ile v..Ill reniMois (liinnK. lln* >e,ir IKvi.  Ail. .'I'tKomt'iils ��ill lie printed in Uiomj u-pi^lui--  ���iltlie liinfoi-m price ol *?_! per --(|iiiu-e ineli of  -,)>lei- u-'L'd, All the ���>'���_-���_? of ruling. liiiiJliiifi and  liinilinur "ill be ilone ill Nelson.  Canada Brug &Book Go,  NKLSON  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner "Vietoi-.a and Kootenay Streets.  -'    -~ "lil.Pfli-Ml.NOJ.  1>. O. ISOX 569.  T.K__1  FOR SALE  One of I'lie iiiohI desirable lionso.-. <.ti Victoria  .itreel, Willi itll  minium ronveniences, hiiil ib'e  foi siniil) fjimily.   Owner Iraiviiif; r-ily. Di-i'Kiun  -f.n-_.-ii -l-iii:.-.   -__--i-V<.ri_-|-o.*ao.Uce.  MEN'S FURNISHING GOODS  Our i-icixls und ciisloiners npprecinie the  -.iiluoi we tuo Kivim. tliem in clothing.  AVe )iioi>i)-,c to ni .*e Uiem eiinnl'vultieis all  llii-i Week in f.irmsliiiijti.  ITNIll-U.VI.AK.  All-wool ribbed unilarwcui. per mil, $2.00  _\!l wool fancy neat .tripe*-, per mil, 2.M  liostrcuv.  All-wool Mi-ck hose, worth 10c. for 2jc.  Whirls at ���jrc.itly 1 educed  wear of all kinds ul .special  prices,   Xeelc-  lo\v prices.  ....Iter Street,  Opposite Qucoii'b Hotel.  BROWN & 00.  THE  CUT PBICES IS  ORDER OR THK DAY  And I want lo be in it. I have just received  Fall Mimples of Suitings and Overcoating", representing a 850,000 stoelc to choose from made to  your order at p. ices never before heart! of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy A^estniRS for  Full and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillycr block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  n  CLKANINO  AND  ���  Rl .FAIRING  YOUR OAV'N GOODS MADE UI-  OLD (.i.OTHl.3 JIADK GOOD AS iNM-AA'"  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel. ��� MM .CHANT TAILOR  At the Phair.���Mr. and JMi-s.  E. Nelson Fell, Athabasca; J. C.  Blyliod, Birkenhead, England; S. S.  Connauton, G. Stott, Kaslo; F. F.  Hegler, W. E. Scott and Avifc, Itoss.  land; C. P. McRostie, Metcalfe,  Ontario; A. Kelly, Brandon; C. E.  Smith, Rossland; T. Sternfeld. NeAV  York: If. II. Welch, Victoria: It. O.  Davis, Quebec: H. E. Gellis, Victoria: Mrs. Jackson and daughter,  J-OS*.land.  At thi__ IIU.MI3.--.J. M. Coombs,  Winnipeg; George llyunfcel, I.ertin;  P. F. Richardson, Vancouver: R.  McLean, Kaslo: Grant Thobnrn, Sil-  voi-ton: James T. Gates, Nolson; W.  L. Grimmett, Avife and child, London; W. E. Bois, Camp Mansfield;  W. IE. Smith, Chicago: Pedes  Chirbo, Knsknook; J. F. Triggell,  Port Steele; W. L. Christie, Fort  Steele: J. F, Kcddy, Spokane: fl.lM,  Barnet, Minnieapolis.  "No Information Yet."  The Nelson Hardware Company's  establishment has been fairly besieged Avith patriotic Nelsonites  Avho are anxious to gain informa-  regarding the third Canadian contingent. Lieutenant Beer posted a  bulletin last night, reading: --No  information has been received  about the third contingent."  The Tea Man Again.  Cmc-Atio, January IS.���Sir Thos.  Lipton, OAvner of last year's  American cup challenger Shamrock,  has-applicd-for���membership hi-the-  Chicago Board of Trade.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON, H. (\  A 1.1-,11'lin.. awl day school eomliicted by the.  Sisl.'isof St. .loieph ol I'eut-u. It is .situuted ut  thetoniei of Mill and .Ur-.-iihine sln-eN in on>- of  (lie bust lesidentmi pen lions of Xelion. and is  eiinly iiL-coniblo fi-otn all p.u Is of the city.  Tlieeniir-Cof.Mudj iiu-jiides Ihe fiiii(f.ilii(���ti|j-l  mill bijil_ei-brum-ho,. of HioioiikI) KiibIisIi cducii-  lion: l-iisinc*>s -'oiii-sc-bookKuoiiiiiK. stenon:'  rivpliv und lyiJewrilinK- Science coin>o iniisle:  vocal and instrumental, dnu.iiiK, etc. , I'hiin art  und neecllewoik. ut'-.  I-'ni- ici'iii*. iiml imcilciiluis upi-Iy to the Sistei'  Stiporior.  Men and Young Men  Do not spend every coning of Ihc week in  search ot iunuseitfent, but give a littie lime to  your o\\ n social and montnl improvement.  NIGHT CLASSES  Vol' till t'l'iules* of .-.cholars will be opened at  the Uusiucs-. College.  Victoria titrcet on January 3rd, 1900.  A\ad j ourselves of this* opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  "Will open her  Kindergarten and  piiiiuiry school in  THK I-NUr.lSH  CHtrUCH .school  room on the 2nd of January, WOO. Koi tcrni-i and  nil particulars apply to MISS 1-A1__.11.1-,  At icsidence of Mr.. J. I-. Hobertson, Baker  Street AVesl.  Fruit aiid Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Hoses, Fiutey IJverffi-ccnn,  Maguohi-i. Hulbs. now crop Lawn tlras-f Seed foi'  present- or _pi-iiik planting. 1.:_rtre.il. and niost  coitiplelo stock in AA'estei-n Caimdii. Cull and  imike voursolccl ions or semi foreutalogii?. Address lit nursery grounds and greenhouse.  M. ... HIONItY.  -BHil! WeKlminst-er Itonil, Vancouver. 11. C ���  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Ten un~ Cujl'uc I'ots, (several designs) Kuainclled Handle lllppefs, Pudding Dislics, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can get them is at  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Tl]e Leading Grocers  o  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  s  Phone 8.  Box '57.  Monsoon  Is like all our goods  Monsoon Tea is always the same  Fop sale by  Reliable  l\\e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successor, lo _AI. 3)e-,Hii-*.iy &, Co., Stiple and l'\iticy Oiocois  I.AKI.l- STIIEKT, XELSON*  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY FART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irying_&_Co  /\SK YOUR GROCER FOR T_|E GELEBHAHO  Rolled  B  K  Oats \  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other*  M-iiuifucdircd by the liriicknian-Kcr MilJinjf Co...Ltd.  Vicloi'in, A'lincoiiver, AA'etiliiiinsler, Kdiiioiiloii,Ne!.-,oii.  Head Office at  NELSON, B.  urns  Wholesale and Retail  ers in Meats  G.  Markets sit   Nelson,   Rossl-ind,  Denver, TleA'els_ol_e, Ferguson,  Avay, and Vancouver.  Trail,   Kaslo, Yinir,   Sandon,   Silverton, NeAV  Grand Forks, OrecnAA'ood, Cascade City, Mid-  Mai! Orders Promptly Forwarded  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  AVHOLESALE Aj.0 llETAIL .  FISH AND POULTRY-IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson . &   &   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND rROMPT ATTENTION.

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