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 DAILY  EDitlON   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSOK:  SATURDAY MORKIFG, JANUARY 27,  3900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  PRENTICE ON   TURNCOATS  He Has Not Flopped Yet.  Victoria, January 20.���[Special  to Tho Tribune,]���Prentice rose to  ��� n question of privilege in the legis-  ture today in the matter of an editorial in The Timhpnk, whore-  in he Avas classed Avitli Higgins and  Marlin as a political turncoat. He  read the article and proceeded:  "Noav, Mr. Speaker, up to the present day I am not a political turncoat; but just to put myself straight  1 Avish to say that just as soon as I  want to become a political turncoat  I Avill become one, and J Avill take  chances Avith my constituent"."'  "Hear, hear," interjected Turner  approvingly.  This public declaration by Prentice is in lino with the statement  credited to him, as freely made out  of't?rie nouse, that "nt- holds the fate  of the goA'ernment in his hands, nnd  . Avill not hesitate to use his power  should proA'oeation offer.  Kellie today gave notice of a bill  to regulate the length of hair to bo  Avorn by employees in mines. He  is copying the strategy of  .Minister, who electrified the commons Avith measures in similar  terms directed against the Chinese  pest.  lliggiiib reappeared in house today. He looks very feeble after  his spell of sickness.  Martin of Rossland, today presented- a large petition from the  merchants, miners and other residents of that place in support of  the eight hour Iiiav.  BELATED WAR DISPATCHES  action, and Avith the uiiA'al guns  only, but Long advanced so fast  that he left the infantry escort  and miA-al brigade behind. I believe that bnt for the failure of the  artillery Ave Avould have carried tho  crossing."  General Buller recommended the  Victoria Cross for captains Con-  grce and Reid, lieutenant Roberts  and corporal Nurse, all in connection Avitli the attempts to save the  guns.  General Methiien, iu a dispatch  dated December 11th, Avith reference to the battle of Modder l_i\'er,  confesses that lie believed that the  force in his front wns only fighting  a retiring action, lie had no idea  that SOD.) Moors had been brought  from Spyfontein to oppose his advance.  THE TIMES SCORES BULLER  Explaining Former Engagements.  London,   January  2(5.���The   Gazette today publishes a  number of  dispatches from  general  Midler  to  the   AArar   office,  enclosing   reports  from    generals    White,   Iliklyard,  Mothuen and others  regarding  the  various operations, but containing  '* .nothing  later  than the  record ��� of  occurrences  to  the middle of  De-  . - eembcrr���A���dispatch- from -geueral  , White dated November  2nd  says:  >v"* I AA'as so-greatly impressed with  the exposed position of the garrison  of Glencoe that- i   determined  on  October" 11th   to  withdraw' front  there aiid concentrate al! the troops  at   Ladysmith.     But the"gOA*em-  "���  meut   represented   that, this   step  f'Avould invol\re such grave  political  results thatl determined to accept  the military risk of holding Dundee  as tho lesser of the evils."  - Geueral White then  proceeds  to  describe the subsequent attack by  4000 Boers, of whom about 500 Avere  killed or Avounded, three of their  ' guns being left dismounted, at Ta-  lana hill.    Ho describes how- the  Boers were seen streaming away in  bodies of from 50 to  100, on which  the British artillery could have inflicted great loss, but the Boers displayed a Ay hi to flag, and the British  "refrained "from "firiTigT- "Jtffer "de-"  scribing lighting   at   Elandslaage,  culminating in the bitter protracted  fighting before the capture of  the  Boers"  final  position,  the   general  continues : . "At length  the  guns  reached us, aud  the  captured end  of   the   ridge   Avas    gained,   from  which the Avhole of  the enemy's  camp   full   of    tents    and   horsemen     AAras     fully     exposed     to  view   at   a,    fixed   range.    While  the    flag     Avas; shown     in    the  centre of the camp, colonel  Hamilton ordered 'Cease fire,' and some of  the British moved in the direction  of the camp.     For a feAV moments  there was a complete lull.    Then a  shot ' AA-as   heard,   followed   by   a  deadly lire from  a nearby  kopje.  The British momentarily foil buck,  but   charged   and  recaptured  the  position."      ' _ ���       _  , Geueral Methiien reports similar  white flag incidents." Genei al Buller  commenting on the action at Zout-  pan's drift, December 13th, says,:  "I suppose the British officers Avill  learn the Araluc of-scouting in time,  but in spite of all one can say our  men seem to blunder into-the middle  of the enemy."  Describing the battle of Colenso,  general Buller under date of December J 5th says: "When I heard  of the disaster to Long's artillery, I  believed the six naval guns  shared  TALE OF CREAT SLAUGHTER  By Warren's Artillery.  London, January 20.���The Morning Post, in a second edition, today  prints a dispatch from its correspondent at Spearman's Camp, dated  January 23rd, Avhich says : "There  AA-as heaA-y firing at Ladysmith yesterday. General White is attacking, and making a diversion. After  the Boer assault general AVhite sent  to commandant general Joubert for  interment 70 dead Boers avIio Avere  killed in the British trenches.  The correspondent  describes the  operations  from   January  17th to  January 23rd, and  greatly  praises  the  pluck, devotion  and  cheerfulness of the soldiers.    He says  that  general Warren's  guns  fired  3000  shells on January 20th.   His left on  January  21st  moA'cd   up   Bastion  hill, Avhich opens a cleft iu  the enemy's lines.  The object is no longer  to turn the Boer  right, but by introducing a Avedge of infantry into  the cleft to split the right from the  centre.    The gap aviis Avidened during the day, and general  Warren's  right completed the capture  of the  Avhole edge of the pleateau, and occupied the first line of Boer trenches,  Avhere he found about 2500 who had  been killed by" the shell  fire.    The.  correspondent foreshadowed Tuesday's attack on Spion Kop andL de-  clnred.that there is absolute confidence and determination  throughout the army. , Anxiety, lie added,  AA'as felt concerning the result.  THE BOERS  FINAL STAND  It Will Be Desperate,  London, January 27.���The Times  publishes this morning the following dispatch from Frere camp, dated  Wednesday morning, and evidently  Avritten before the capture of Spion  Kop was knoAvn. After describing  the position of the Boors, actively  entrenching, and bringing fresh  guns foi'AA-ard, the correspondent  says : "Their front extends ten  miles, and we AA'ill haA'e to try to  break it in the middle. Every prisoner says the Boers will neA'er let  us rcaclITLncIyaliiit!!- This~is their"  last chance of preventing us, for  behind this hill lies open country,  without a single fortified position.  Therefore they Avill strain every  nerve to throAV us back."  His Eeports Unsatisfactory.  London, January 27.���The morning papers editorially advise coolness and judgment, and a careful  nA'oidance of over estimating the  importance of tho lost position.  Tho Times says: "The natural  disquietude of the public is increased by the singular A'agueness  and inconsistency of general Buller's dispatches. There is indeed a  ATery singular and somewhat disquieting attitude of detachment in  general Buller's comments, as re-  A-ealed in the Ga/.ette's dispatches.  For instance, this comment as to  the action at Soutpans drift, his  remark concerning the probability  that British officers would in time  learn the value of scouting, might  properly haA'e come from a foreign  military attache, but it is rather  more than surprising that it should  be IhroAvn out in this casual irresponsible fashion by the head of the  forces concerning his subordinates,  a Aveek or two more after the loss  of the guns on the Tugela.  "The consequences of this latest  cheek may be very serious to the  gallant Ladysmith garrison. It is  impossible to estimate the next  movement. It may be that general  Buller Avill be compelled to retire  from tho ground he lately aa'ou;  but, in any event, Ave may be sure  that the British people will not  show themselves Avaiiting in fortitude and steadiness. The government Avould be Avell advised to call  out all the militia, and to expedite  the dispatch of the eighth division  and of the fourth cavalry brigade.  No doubt lord Roberts ���will strain  eA'ery nerve to enable general Buller to reneAV the attempt to relieve  Ladysmith."  The Standard, which thinks  still  more  troops  will be required, aud  Avhich comments upon the astonishing manner in Avhich South  Africa  swalloAvs up troops wholesale, without any appreciable results, goes on  to refer to the continual jubilation,  and -to the   predictions' regarding  general   Buller's   check.    It   says:  " It   is   humiliating   to   find   that  Natal - has   been   more  accurately,  studied in Berlin than at our own  headquarters on the Tugela."    The  editorial then alludes to the significance of Dr. Leyd's 'doings in Paris,  remarking; "Dr. Leyds AA'as a guest  at president Loubet's banquet on  Thursday,  Avhere,  in  consequence,  the British ambassador did not appear.    M. Deleasse* conversed some  time with him,  and  it  is  believed  that he has since  received him at  the Quai D'Orsay.    Our  Paris  correspondent,    howeA'er,   assures   us  that tho French goA'ernment is determined to preserve neutrality.  Boer resistance. ���._-��{_. Wilkinson regrets that general Buller has not  20^000 more men, declaring that if  they AA'ould not make victory certain, his enterprise .^without them is  hopeless. . l  The transport Assnye arrived at  Cape Toavii last Friday Avith 2137  officers and men. The first portion  of the seA'enth division is afloat,  hence Avith the 10,000 men of this  division, and about 0000 others now  at sea, it lies in the power of lord  Roberts to reinforce general Buller  heavily.' This course is advised by  scA'eral military Avriters.  Although England's nerves are  severely tried, her neiwe is absolutely unshaken, and probably  nothing that can happen in South  Africa Avill change in the slightest  degree her intentiriis. She will continue to receiA-e* 6ad news, if it  comes AA'ith dignity, and Avill maintain her determination to win at  last. '    '  WARREN WAS FORCED RACK  No Details Given Out.  London, January 20.���The AA'ar  office posted the following dispatch  from general Buller, dated at Spear-  mans camp, Thursday, January  "General   Warren's  VILLAGERS ARE IMPRESSED  With Bows and Arrows.  Manila, January 20.���A despatch  from Sorsegon, dated Thursday,  January 25th snys: " Brigadier-  general Hobbs' expedition has occupied -Sorsegon, Donsola, Bulan,  Logaspi and Viracou, Catandatus  island. The only resistence Avas at  Logaspi Avhere five Americans were  wounded and-forty-five dead and  fifteen Avounded ��� Filipinos AA'ere  found. It is estimated that there  are 125,000 bales of hemp in these  provinces,  and 7(5,000 bales  in the  ports of Sorsegon, and Logaspi.  The United States gunboat Nashville's shrapnel- burned 8000 bales  in Logaspi. The expedition arrived off Sorsegon, January 20th, and  the toAvn displayed Avhite flags.  General Hobbs and colonel Holme,  Avitli a battalion of the 47th infantry, landed and raised the United States flag. '.The insurgents  force, numbering 300 men evacuated ther place. The natives -Avere  passive.  During the morning of January  23rd the Nashville and Venus, Avith  "four companies oft, the 47th regiment under ��� - major' ��� Shipton; ��� approached Logaspi. Filipino flags  Avere flying, and the trenches Avere  crowded. *  'A  detachment   of   150  the same fate, and I decided immediately that it was impossible  to force the passage without guns.  Long was dangerously Avounded,  and I Avas unable to obtain explanations. I had personally instructed   him   Avhere to   go   into  Ambassador May, Be Recalled. ,  Pa ii is, January 27. - The morning  papers comment on the absence of  the British ambassador, sir Edmund  J. Monsou, from president Loubet's  diplomatic dinner on Thursday  evening, at AA'hich \Dr. Leyds was  present. The I*_cho de Paris'says:  "His absence AA'as tho cause of much  remark. Moreo\rer, the receptions  at the British .embassy haA'e been  suspended for some Aveeks past.  Marquis De Callifel, Avho Avas formerly a constant visitor, has not  been seen at the embassy during  the last fortnight. .We may acid  that the recall of sir Edmund Monsou, Avhich AA'as so much discussed  before the Transvaal  Avar, is only  delayed, he Avill  the exposition.  be  replaced  after  Sunday Set for the Funeral.  Bi-iU-ix, January 20.���The funeral of the doAvagor duchoas of  SchlessAVig Ilolslein, mother of the  empress of Germany, Avill take  place on Sunday at Primkena, a  toAvn of Silesia, in the Liegnitz district.           Emperor's Death. Confirmed.  London, January 27.���The Hong  Kong correspondent of the Times  says he has received a despatch intimating the dethronement and  death of emperor Kwang Su.  MORE TROOPS WILL BE SENT  To Make up Buller's _ Losses.  London, January 27.���Seven days  of fighting have left the main posi-  -tion intact,- and-general���Buller-s  aniiy 70(5 men Aveaker, according to  the casualty list, Avhich seemingly  does not include the Spion Kop  losses, as those last fonvai'ded do  not mention .general Woodgate's  Avouuding.    England  is pressed by  a .depressing sense of failure, although not a avouI. in criticism of  her generals and soldiers is uttered.  Not much effort is made to place a  happy construction upon general  Buller's bare eighteen words; telling  of the retirement from Spion Kop,  and there is* an uneasy impression  abroad, regarding the neAvs yet to  come. , '  - Spencer Wilkinson, in the Morning Post, Avrites as folloAvs of the  Spion Kop loss: "This is ' a serious  matter, and an attempt Avill not be  made to minimize it, for no greater  Avrong can be done to our people  at home than to mislead them about  the significance of the events of the  AA'ar. The right Avay is to tell the  truth as far as Ave knoAV it."  But facts from the neighborhood  of the Tugela are scantier than  cArer. The censorship uoav is simply prohibitive, and something is  Avrong Avifch the cables. The break  on the east coast lines has been repaired, but the cable between San  Thome aud Loanda on the Avest  coast is uoav interrupted.  The Spectator, dealing Avith the  necessity of large additional military preparations, says: "It may  be that Ave have yet another cycle  of disasters in front of us,"  "More troops" is the only suggestion here as the way to braik the  men, led by major. Shipton, landed  on the beach about a mile north of  the town. Then the Nashville  bombarded the trenches, and the  enemy retreated to Albay, Avhence  they AA'ere easily dispersed to the  hills. About tAA'O -hundred insurgents, armed AA'ith rifles, forced (500  unwilling villagers, armed Avith  boAvs aud arrows, to seiwe in tho  trenches. The Filipino dead were  mostly     villagers. Lieutenant-  colonel Hays, has,defeated an entrenched force of the enemy at  Sariaga, One American AA'as killed  and five AA'ere Avounded.  Captured Boers at Durban.  Durban, January 21,���One hundred and sixty Boers captured in  general" Buller's~receut operations,  have'arrived here. A Free Stater,  AA'ho is among the recent arrivals,  says that president Steyn had been  removing his furniture to Pretoria,  Avhere several of his officials haA'e  taken,house.--'. It is also reported  that no big guns are uoav left in the  Pretoria fort, and that the Boers  have exhausted their stock of good  Maus-er cartridges, and are iioav  issuing cartridges formerly condemned by general Joubert. They  are said to be mannfacturing'12,000  cartridges and 200 shells daily at  the dynamite factory.  An Off Day in the Chamber.  Paris, January 20.���In the chamber of deputies today M, Lasies,  anti-Somite, presented his interpellation of the goA'ernment on the  high court prosecution, but the  premier, M. Waldeck Rosseau, refused to accept it and asked for its  postponement for a month. M.  Lasies then wanted to discuss it  next week, but the government  scored by the chamber agreeing to  a postponement for a month, Avhile  M. Lasies exclaimed: "The people  Avill say you tire afraid. In a  month's time aa*c shall be in the  midst of a carnival, and that is not  a season to assassinate niinisteries."  25th,   noon  garrison, I am sorry to say, I find  this morning had in the night  abandoned Spion Kop."  London, January 20.���As far as  tho general public is concerned, iioav  that the first flush of disappointment is over, it takes the neAvs  stolidly. When the neAvsboys,  bearing big placards containing the  Avords "Spion Kop abandoned," appeared in the streets, the people  rushed to buy the papers, and from  cabmen on top of hansoms, to business men hurrying citywards*, all  could be seen scanning the news  with dazed expressions. The signs  of pleasure Avhich had been visible  everywhere yesterday, now gives  place to a wave of depression, but  there were no outAvard demonstrations or scenes.  Iu  the  west   end   the   rapidity  with Avhich the bad neAvs travelled  was   remarkable.    A few  minutes  before 11 o'clock this morning, the  diugy war office had a deserted appearance, only a feAV reporters and  messengers being visible about the  building.      A  few minutes   later,  however, and almost simultaneously Avith the posting of general Buller's dispatch,  carriages  and  cabs  came rolling up, people with anxious faces hastened to  the boards,  and the lobbies  soon  became  eon-  jested.    "Forced  back!"     "Shelled  out!"    "Great Heaven ; he's had to  go back !"     These and  similar  expressions Avere heard  on  all  sides,  and  Avith  downcast   countenances  the  long  stream  of   callers  made  their way back to the streets, Avhile  their places Ave re occupied by neAV-  comers.  The afternoon papers only briefly  comment on the situation, preferring to' aAvnit fuller particulars.  The St. James Gazette says: "We  are only at the beginning." The  Westminister Gazette suggests that  the abandonment of Spion Kop  need, not' mean more than 'that a  miscalculation AA'as made regarding  the A'alue of the .kop.  1 The Pall Mall Gazette says that  the advance Avill again continue*as  it began, with a series of rushes, a  kopje taken here, half a mile gained  there, and . that the British Nvill  have, in short, to fight their AA*ay to  the rescue by hardly avoii degrees.  Ladysmith, neA'ertheless, Avill be  saA'ed.  The Globe, says it is assured that  the country Avill face ,the situation*  calmly and bravely, Avith a firm determination to press forward unflinchingly in spite of all obstacles.  London, January 20.���11:30 p.m.  ���The Avar office announces that  there Avill be no further news from  the scene of hostilities tonight.  London, January 27.���The position of the British armies in Cape  Colony is practically unchanged.  Lord���Methiien��� foi-Avards���by- mail  the iirst official recognition of Boer  A'alor -and military art. Ho calls  their tactics and their . courage indisputable. In defending frontal  attacks lord Methiien* says: "The  mobility of the Boors is such that  they can change front in fifteen  minutes, so that .a flanking operation, when striking home, simply  meets a iioav front." The Daily  Mail, referring to Boer resistance,  and Avhatmaybo necessary to overcome it, alludes to a saying of  Napoleon, that no position could  resist 300,000 men."  all of the existing telegraph and telephone lines and systems, and make  such extensions to and operate same  in connection AA'ith aud as part of  the postal system in Canada, or in  the alternatiA'e to construct a hcav  system or systems of telegraph or  telephone, and to operate the same  as aforesaid, aud that the co-operation of the cities, toAvns and other  municipalities of Canada be asked  to assist, so that an act may be  passed for tho purposes aforesaid.  NELSON'S WHOLESALE TRADE  CLAIMS   A   PRIOR   RIGHT  Under a Spanish Concession.  Washington,   January  20.���Before the house committee on interstate   and   foreign  commerce, the  Pacific cable question AA*as taken up  today, and general Wagner Swnyne,  of  NeAV  York,  spoke  in  faA-or of  priA'ate construction and  operation  of   the     cable   line,     as    against  goA'ernment      ownership.       Louis  Marshal], of NeAV York, appeared on  behalf of  the Eastern Extension &  Australian Telegraph Company, the  British company which hoaa' operates  the cable connected Avith the  Philippines, and said that he avus present  to submit  a notice of prior  rights.  He explained  the concessions  held  by this company from  Spain.    Mr.  Marshall    maintained   that    these  grants   by Spain   Avere binding on  the United States.  Mr. Corliss asked if it avus claimed the United States could not lay a  cable to Manila. Mr. Marshall in  reply said it AA'as held this could  not be done Avithout extinguishing  the existing rights in some regular  way.  Captain Squear, acting chief signal officer, stated that the Avar  department had secured copies  of the original concessions  under Avhich this British  company AA'as operating. He said  these controverted the claims of exclusive rights. They Avere being  translated and Avould soon be submitted to congress.  Brakeman Killed at Victoria.  Victoria, January 20.--Richard  Wilson, a brakeman on the .Esqui-  mait & Nanaimo railway, fell bc-  tAveen the cars today in an attempt  to place a .witch, and aa*iis cut to  pieces. Deceased came here from  Toronto a feAV months ago.  Hockey.  A joint meeting, of tho local  hockey clubs took place last night  ���it'the Hotel Hume, at Avhich it aviis  decided that each club Avould send  a team to the carnival at Rossland  next month. It aviis also stated  that the rink Avas in .such condition  that practice could be commenced  on Monday. The Nelson club Avill  bring the Victorias of Rossland hero  on Thursday next if arrangements  can he made.  Toronto's Progressive Mayor. -  Toronto, January 20.���Much interest has been created by tin-  action of mayor Macdonald Avith respect to the go\*erninent. oAvncr-  ship of telegraph and telephone  lines. The mayor's notice Avas to  the effect that at the next meeting  of the council he Avill more: "that  this council do petition the parliament of Canada at its next session  to pass an act to authorize the honorable postmaster general to ivcquiro  NICARAGUA CANAL SCHEME  Favorably. Received-, in. London. _  London, January 27.���The Spectator, in the course of an important  article arguing that it is entiiely to  the   adA'autuge   of   Great   Britain  that tho Nicaragua cauui should be  cut, urges the government to  anticipate the possibility of the   Washington  administration  raising   the  problem of the /abrogation   of the  Clayton-BulAA'or treaty iu  an offensive form,  by  voluntarily  offering  to   abrogate    the   treaty.        "We  should thus avoid," -says  the Spectator, "being put into a   ridiculous  position  by .seeming  iiiiAvilling  to  yield   to   pressure  AA'hen   pressure  AA'as being exerted in regard to something Avhich   it  AA'as our interest to  do.    We do  nob  Avant,   in  fact, to  quarrel A.-ifch America  OA'er not doing    something    wliich   Avould   be  greatly to   the   advantage   of tho  .British empire. lf_the_canaI_i.s_to.  be made and cannot be under our  control, it is immensely important  that it should be in the hands of a  strong, friendly, neutral poAver, and.  CJod.be thanked, there is loss fear  of our being at Avar with.Anici iea  than Avith  any  other poAVcr in the  Shipments of a Day.  During the past AA-eek the Nelson  Avholesiilers   haA'e   been   decidedly  active.    A comparntiA'ely quiet period has ensued since the December  rush   slackened   down,   but  trade  conditions aro iioav brightening, and  indications for the Aveek  are most  f .lA'orablc.    At no time lias the condition of  affairs  approached  stagnation,   in   fact   the   local   transportation companies state that the  freight handled out of Nelson during tlu-   quietest  of the  last  feAV  Aveeks reached an aggregate AA'hich  many cities twice the size of Nelson  would haA'e pointed to  Avith  pride  as an unusual  A'olume.     The shipments for  yesterday  Avere as  fol-  Ioavs :  A. Macdonald & Co., wholesale  grocers ��� Slocan Junction, Cody,  Phoenix, Greemvood, Kuskonook,  Hall's Siding, Moyie City and Salmo.  John Cholditch <fc Co., Limited,  Avholesale grocers ��� Ymir, Trail,  Salmo, Erie, Ncav Dein-er and  Sandon.  VancouA-ei- IlardAA'are Company,  Limited, Avholesale hardAA'are and  mining supplies���Erie, Ymir and  Cascade City.  Thorpe & Co., Limited, .'orated  aud mineral AA'ators ��� Greemvood,  Grand Forks and Rossland.  W. F. Teetzel k Co., assayers'  supplies.���Cranbrook, Rossland and  Silverton.  Turner, Beeton k Co., liquors and  dry goods.���AinsAA'orth, Ncav Denver, Slocan CitAr, Kaslo and Moyie  City.  H. J. Evans k Co.. commission  merchants.���Slocan City, Creston,  Greemvood and Sih'erton.  Brackmau k Ker Milling Com-  pany, Limited, flour and feed,���  Slocan City, Sandon, AinsAvorth,  Erie, Kaslo, Lardo and Pilot Bay.  Parsons Produce Company, pro-  A'isions, produce and fruit.���Trail,  Phcenix, Rossland, Silverton, Kaslo, -  Sandon, Alamo Concentrator, Ymir,  ReA'elstoke,- Piloc Bay, Slocan City  and Erie.    '  J.  Y, - Griffin  k   Co.,  provisions,  produce   and "-fruit.���Slocan   City, '  Silveutou and Ymir.  ' F. R. SteAvai t  k Co., provisions,  produce      and   - fruit.���Rossland,  CroAv's Nest and Slocan City.  Nelson Sa,AV & Planing 31 ills Company, Limited, sash and doors.���  Ontario Powder Company.'  California Wine Company. Limited' * AA-Jnes and cigars.���Grand y  Fork**, GreeiiAvood, Phrunix, Ncav  DenA'er, Columbia and Rock Creek.  L.'-AA'rence HardAA'are Company,  hardware and mining supplies.--  Granite Siding, AinsAA'orth, Salmoj  Ymir, Mile Point and Slocan   City.*  DEADLOCK AT NORTHPORT  Avould block the Way in a matter  concerning tho Avclfaro of the Avhole  cm ili re."  Trial Heats for Skaters.  NkwH-'ruii, New York, January  20,���The amateurs avIio qualified in  the first heat, J 500 metres, aa-ccc  William Morris of NeAvbiu-gh,  Thomas BoAvermnn, Newburgh, and  J. E. Williams, Orange Lake. Time  4:01 4-5. Those from the *-*eeond  heat Avere Kdwatd A. Loach, Chester, LcAVis F. Cox, TarrytbAvn, and  Luke Grace, Xewburgh. Time,  :.: 15 2-5.   Professor Hughes' Bequests.  London, January 27.���The lato  professor David Edward Hughes,  the electrician and inventor, avIio  died on Tuesday left numerous benevolent bequests. To each of the  four leading London hospitals he  bequeathed ��80,000. Pn>fe>.sc>r  Hughes had an income of ��-10,000 a  year.    Frisco Man Knocked Out.  Nkav York. January 27.���At the  BroadAA'ay Athletii* Club tonight  Billy Smith, of this city, knocked  out Frank McCounell of S,ui Francisco in the 22nd round of what  Avas to have been a 2.". round bout.  The men met at 1 18 pounds.  No Spokane Mail _Comes Through.  I.OSS1.AND. January 20.���Today  only 15 passengers arrived on the,  Und Mountain train from the south.  .The���aA'eragc���number.-hari hithertol  been forty-five, and this reveals  that the quarantine again-*l the introduction of smallpox is lessening'  piif-senger traffic. There is a deadlock on at Xorthpurt. Provincial  health 'officer LaBau telegraphed  to Perry Wright to .-.top all the  mail except that Avhich only passed  through the in fee bed di-tricls. In  accoidancu Avith in-triiction*- Mr.  Wright asked that the mail at  Xorthport' bo fumigated, lie AA'as  told that there AA'as no one  "llii'VC to do it, ;and that no one  had authority there to open the  mail racks--, as the ruil\A*ny mail,  clerk had t(.turned to Spokane. Mr.  Wright had no moans of segregating the ma.il, and in accordance  Avith tho instructions lie held it all.  _\s a,consequence there avus no mail  received from the south this eA*en-  iug except a few letters from Sheep  Creek, Avhich is on this side of the  lino. E. W. Ruff, tho agent of the  Bed Mountain railway, telegraphed  to Xorthport regarding the mail  this evening, and received a reply  to the effect that tho mail Avas  being field for the purpose of fumigation, and it Avas not known Avhen  the deadlock at Xorthport will bo  broken.  Miami a Total Wreck.  Vrcrom.A, January 2H.���The collier Miami, which Avent ashore on  White rock, off' the entrance to Oyster bay, Avill bo a total wreck, her  back having been broken Avith the  falling tide. She aviis A'aiued at  $150,000 and fully insured. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C  SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1900  ping Suits-$5  Now is a ��..oil time to select your spring suit or overcoat.   It may seem a little  esirlv. but."belter buv early than wait, until lines arc broken.   AVe have just received a laij_e slii|iiii'ont tf suits and lij_ht overcoats, and will sell you surge and  tweed suils for nii'ii from f.i up.  Sea our I talent .Street si its for young men, tho newest tiling out.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  ��lt�� Qfcttmne.  Tm_ .Miner, Avhen not printing  slush about the reputed editor of  The Titn.i*xi_, uses its space in telling the public what it is, and Avhat  it intends doiug. It claims that it  is not receiving due support from  the merchants of Nelson, seeing  that it gives more telegraphic neAvs  than any paper in British Columbia. The merchants of Nelson are  getting .insfc a trifle tired of beggars. Tlio people of no other town  iu America of the same size arc  more liberal than the people of Nelson in patronizing newspapers ; but  they know tho difference between  liberality and prodigality. They  are generous Avith their patronage,  but not extravagant. They reason  that Nelson is not large enough to  support tAvo daily newspapers, and  they give their patronage _0 the  one that comes nearest voicing their  views on questions that concern  Nelson's future welfare.  Colonel Baker, who represents  the south riding of East Kootenay  in the  provincial  legislative,  is  a  man with a remarkably short memory.     In the debate upon Clifford's  amendment, censuring the goA'ernment for excluding aliens from the  placer   diggings  of   Atlin,  colonel  Baker   came  out  strong,     lie  reminded the  house that Avhen the  amendment to  the  Placer  Mining  Act AA'as before the  legislature he  had opposed it, and had taken  the  position that if it Avere good policy  to exclude aliens from placer mining  why should not the same i-U'inciple  apply   to   quartz  mining  as  AA*ell.  Colonel Baker denoiindcd the Act  under revieAv'as a specimen  of the  hiisty legislation AA'hich characterized tho first session .of the present  legislature.     What must J. H. Tur-  'noi'   ha,A*e   thought at   this utterance     of     the     gallant    colonel ?  /The    man.    who    was    iu    haste  to    abolish     natural     boundaries  for mining divisions'decryiug hasty  legislating; it must have been grand.  Then  about  excluding'aliens from  quartz mining.    It  is  not so A'ery  long   ago   since   all   but  three or  four of the members of the provincial legislature declaie 1 for the very  principal   so repugnant  to  colonel  Baker.    It AA'as Avhen colonel Baker  and his cronies made up the government of the province.   J t AA'as hasty,  and as  ill  advised as it could be;  but what  part  did colonel Baker  take?    Will colonel Baker tell the  _i_aeinbe_i's_of the  legislature avIio it_  was, that at the  last minute  prevented colonel  Baker and his  col-'  leagues   from   committing just as  grave a blunder Avith respect to the  quartz    mining    of   Kootenay    as  the   Victoria  Colonist, tho  present  Victoria   representatives,   and   the  Semlin government made with respect to the placer  mining  district  of Atlin.    The man   avIio did  so is  not and neverls-is boon a member of  the legislature.      '    - '  Till'.' papers of Rossland are criticising   tho   provincial  government  for     appointing     non-professional  men  as   quaiantinc   inspectors  at  points on the .boundary line.    This  contention docs not seem to liavc  any i articular merit other than as  , a plea to  give temporary jobs to  medical   men   avIio   are unable  to  build up a paying practice.   Jf Boss-  land has any number of such gentlemen then she should piwido positions for them at hot oavii exijcn.se,  and not call  on   the balance of tho  people of  tho  province  to care for  her   indigent   poor.    Tho   medical  health officer (Dr. David La Ban of  Nelson)  and  the  tAvo government  agents  (John  Kirkup of Itos&Iand  and W. J. Gospel  of Nelson), avIio  constitute the local boatd of health  of the district in Avhich all the crossing points  are   situate, are doing  their Avhole   duty   in  tho present  emergency, and in such a Avay that  meets Avith the approval of the government. But, then, neither of the  three can bo classed as a politician.  They do not herald themselves on  every occasion as supporters or opponents of the government. They  consider that as the government  has entrusted them Avith authority  to enforce the laws of the province,  that the laAvs Avill be enforced  strictly and faithfully. And this is  being done, and being done Avithout  unnecessary expense.  Thomas  Forster, who   a   feAV  years ago Avorked as a  coal miner  at Nanaimo, and avIio is hoaa' Avoik-  ing a farm  along the Fraser, does  not  please  the   Colonist,  and the  remnant of the  Turnerites, in  his  capacity as presiding officer in  the  provincial legislature.     The  objection to Thomas Forster is  that he  Avill nob alloAAT D. M. Eberts or  any  other member of the legislature  to  bulldoze him.    When they attempt  it he  comes  out  plainly in   good  Anglo-Saxon,   and   orders   the offending member  to "sit doAvn," instead  of asking  the honorable to  kindly  take his  seat.    It maybe  that Thomas Forster is not a modern Chesterfield, but this  does  not  proA'cnt him from being as polite as  D. M. Eberts.    It is  not on record  that the speaker has  been  lacking  in   politeness   to   any   avIio   Jiiia'c  shoAA'ed    the    same    courtesy    to  himself.       If    he    is    curt    Avith  D.   M.   Eberts,    the    ex-attoruey-  general Avill probably find that the  reason lies in himself.    Taa*o  years  ago the electors AvithdreAV the privilege    enabled   D.    M.    Eberts   to  be rude  to every member of the  legislature wliom lie  did not  like,  as,II.  D.  Ilehncken  Avill  probably  attest.     Speaker   Forster, will  no  doubt become more parliamentary  as  ho  becomes accustomed  to  his  job, but until he does it  AA'ovdd be-  .como men like Eberts to hold their  peace.    The  interests  of   the  pro-  A'ince Avill not suffer so much from  speakers who blurt out" Sit doAvn! "  Avhen they mean it, as from  political hacks whose sole aim is to obstruct the business of the session.  The Kootenaian of Kaslo continues to nurse its Avrath against  the Semlin government, and at tbe  same time fashions idols out of  members of the opposition for its  readers' Avorship. In its last isfciio  it refers to Mr. Booth, the ex-  speaker, a6* "one of the best men in  the house," and then slugs the  venerable legislator Av|th_an_al_Ieged_  confession, that "he voted for the  cight-hour-laAV, but did not know  Avhat he was doing."' Tli is is an  unkind.slap at the men Avhom the  Kootenaian two years ago sought  to entrust Avith the management'  -of provincial alTaiis.  -. Ax error appeared in The Tiuii-  l'N'e's comment upon the recent  Winnipeg election." It AA'as stated  that H. W. Jameson was returned to  represent Winnipeg iu the Liberal  interest at the general election,  Avhereas he. aviis returned at a by-  election folloAving the last general  election.   *  DL'i.fN'c; the debate upon the address in the provincial legislature  several opponents of tho goA'ernment made the assertion that the  eight-hour law had killed the Slocan, and one of them singled out  the city of Kaslo and made the announcement that; Kaslo AA'as dead.  The words Avere no sooner out of  tho offending member's mouth than  Robert (.! eon, avIio represents the  Slocan, challenged the statement.  When ib came his turn to speak,  the Slocan representative utterly  disproved the statement that the  eight-hour huv had killed either the  Slocan or Kaslo. The denial entered  by Robert Green .should be applauded by every resident of Kaslo who  takes the slightest pride in his city.  No greater injury could be done to  the merchants and people of Kaslo  than to proclaim through the province that their city is dead. It  is strange that from Kaslo, aboA-e  all places, there should be any exception taken to Mr. Green's statement. But from Kaslo it comes.  Kaslo has a paper Avhich is controlled by men avIio have persistently opposed Robert Green in  eA'crything. Rather than miss a  chance to throAV a stone at "Bob"  Green they Avould proclaim to the  province that Kaslo aviis dead and  that its merchants Ave re bankrupt.  The people of Kaslo must be proud  of a paper Avhich A'ents its spleen in  such a manner.  .��:!  ���<__'--_���_'-.-���____*.���__?.._���_���--'���  ���^^r- >�����. -��r- >�����. ���'������^- ^. -^  Mr  36 BAKER STREET  Annual January Sale  to  HOTEL ARRIVALS,  At the Phair.���H. II. Welch,  Victoria; R. B. Pringle, Toronto.  At the Silver Kino,���J. Frazer,  Silverton; W. Richards, ArroAvhead.  At the Sheriirooi-E.���W. W.  Headley, Nakusp; , O. Trambly,  Kaslo; R. Burnet, II. II. Harrison,  D. Olaughlin, Robson.  At the Hume.���O. B. Thurman  and Avife, San Francisco; Harry H.  Cooper, Vancouver; Hank Noll and  Avife, Porto Rico; N. D. Forster,  Greemvood; G. A. Carlson, Kaslo;  D. MeLeod, Trail; Sidney Sykes,  Guelph, Ontario; C. A. Carman,  Vancouver; C. F. CaldAvell, Kaslo;  J. McDonald, London; Pedro Cher-  bo, Kuskanook; W C. Perry, J. K.  McCuIloch, W. Cranston, Winnipeg.  At the Grand Central.���W.  SAveeney, W. Paturel, Robson; A.  L. Zimmerman, Ymir; W. H. Colbert, Spokane; J. Pritchard, D. J.  Mason, Winnipeg; J. Carson, Rossland.  At the Queen's.���M. Manley,  Boston; E. P. BeaA'er, NeAV Denver;  J. L. Cameron, Brandon; A. R. She-  wan, Montreal, P. Chapman, Nelson.  At the Maiiden.���James Morrison, Rossland: G. Hammill, Greenwood.        ���__  A Councillor Talks Sense.  Buffalo, January 2G.���C. F. Dunbar, Avhose  motion,  that  the  pro-  Boer resolutions recently passed by  the board  of aldermen  should be  killed, was adopted by the council-  manic board, received today a congratulatory telegram from the residents of Port Colborne, on the stand  he had taken in favor of-the British.  In reply Mr. Dunbar  sent  the -iol-  loAA'ing dispatch :    "I am pleased to  ���know   that    you   appreciate   my  action   in   the   council   yesterday, j  Your   thanks,   though   gratifying!  AA'ere   unmerited.      I   should  be a  churl-indeed if I did not stand up  for a country and people* thathave  ahvays been my friends, or if I forget hoav England stood by us in tho,  Spanish war, AA'hen  aa'c  needed  it.  The resolution AA*as sprung on the  aldermanie house by an .Irishman.  I should like to know how an Irishman could be an alderman of Buffalo, if our Ihaa's Avere tho  laws  the  Boers arc fighting for.     Wherever  England goes she goA-erns ' by Iiiavs  that are  for  the'good  of all, and  AA'hy any   people   should fight to  oppose   them   is   past my understanding."   Theatrical Man Attested,  Paris, January 2(3.���As the result  of the charges brought by shareholders of the Columbia theatre  against Bolossy-Kiralfy, the-latter-  has been arrested and the books of  the threat re have been seized ab his  home. The shareholders claim he  fails to give proper accounting.'    _  to  to  to  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  Commencing Monday, January 21st.  ETC.  Having received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Whitewear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to offer at exemely  low prices these lines. No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  to  to  to  to  m  Children's Whits Aprons, 40c up  Children's White Pinafores, 50. up  Children's Slips, Night Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies' White Aprons, 2 5e up  Ladies' Corset Covers, 20c up  Ladies'Drawers, 25c pair  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Skirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c up  White Table Damask from 45e up  White Table Napkins from $1.00 dozen  Red Table Damask from 35c up  Red Table Damask from $1.00 up  White Cotton Towels, 15c large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting    ;.'  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5c up  Swiss,   Nainsook and   Lawn  irom 21c per yard up  Embroideries  to  to  to  to  FLOOR OIL'CLOTHS from 35c yard up; CARPETS from. 60c yard; odds, ends and  remnants of DRESS GOODS, SILKS, RIBBON, LACES, EMBROIDERIES, CARPETS at  less than half price.   Ladies' D. & A. CORSETS (special) at 50c per pair  We invite inspection of quality and prices  <   All Carpets Sewed  "^V*^fimt.fifi.fi*.** -fit*  1 ��� (S_->--4_*"4N-V-J<N-_-r- 4__>*-"^____-  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  1  FRED IRVINE <& CO.  LFpee of Charge  '���������*''H'��'--'''*_W'**\*-'^^  ���jg- 5��;g��.5��; *SZ^EL, 'SL-SL- ^m^SL $&'**' *" '"*' ** '0*' *" '^' *" '^' ** "**"'' *" '&&  >____��� ^'^���^���^-^���^���^���^'^-^-'S^  INel-son, B.O��  **���<��'  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Men and Young Men  Do not .".pond ovory evening of the woojc in  -icaich of amusement, but give a litt.c time to  BooK  AND  INCORPORATED 1670.  Just -R.eoeivecl  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  your own social and mental improvement. f  NIGHT CLASSES  For all gradesof scholars will be opened at,  (lie Dusinc1-- College.  Victoria street on January 3rd, li-DO.   *  Avail youri-clvcs of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  UBSON'S BAY CO.  Telesp-ioi-Ke i<3  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  XI-LSON. J., c.  A liouiding .Mil day school cnnduclrd by Iho  Hisloisof .Sl.'.li>M.|-h of -.cm'-, li U situaloilul,  (hcccii'nor of Mill ,_ml Josephine ��.| leels iti one of  Ihe he*,I resident jul pnriiuns of NuNon.'uuil i*.  wi'sily uuccs-.llilu fraiu ill! parts of llie cily.  The coui'.su .il study include-' the funriainqntiil  and higher bnuiche-. ot Ihoroiigh Kuglisli ciluen-  lion: Husiness cour.ie���bool-lccepmg, >tenog-  niphtvand typowriiing. Science course���inu-.ic:  vocai aud instrumental, dniwiiiK, etc. Plain art  and needle war-., elc.  Kor term-, and parliculars apply to the Si-.toi  Superior.  AVill open _ her  Kindcrgai ton and  primary school in  THR   1<-NGI_ISI1  cHuncrr school  room on the 2nd of .fan nary, 1000.   For terms and  al) particulars apply to MISS PALMER,  At residence of ill's. J. It. Hobertson, Baker  Street West.  BoGii Makitii  The Nelsot] Saw aqd Plaqir]g Mills, Limited  Are" prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams   -  aime  The Tribune,has a thorough-  ���_ o  ly equipped Book Bindery in  conneciion with its job printing department. All- kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and -any kind of binding* or  rebinding done on short notice  ROYAY SEAL  (AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Nelsorj Saw at|d Plarpg Mills, Imim  O-ll.c and Milln corner Hall aud Viont Slieols, Nelson.  BURNS BLOCK  kootenay Gigar Mfg. Co.  NE.-SO.-, IIKITlSfl COT.UUII2A  NEIjSOK,. B, 0.  Coffee roaRters and dealers in Tea ana- Coffee.  Olter (tosh roasted oolfee of beat Quality-an  folljjws:  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound $  iO  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounda..  1 00  Fine Santos, i pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 OT  Our Rio Roast, S poundB  1 (10  A trial order solicited.   Salesroom 2 door.s east,  of Oddfellows block, AVesl liaker .street.       .    .  BLACKSMITKING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagou repairing promptly attended to _s* _��  flrfiti-ci��iM�� wheelwright.  Special atteh-ibu given -ft all ktodu of re-jalr-  itis' ajid etistorn yrofk froirt ontside pa nt*.  Shop:  Ball St., fcetween BiKer a��4 "Vfenrions  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  AX-Y J/ENGTHS  Leave orders at Old -Ouriosity Shop, on JTfcVt?-- J  plilne stre<-t. (,'. U. UKJilAiU.     V  A. R. BARROW, A.BU.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.   v��c   P. O. Box 659,  TELEPHONE NO, 9.1  The best value for the money in th<_ mailcot  for ail pufP08.IS. ���  TKit-tis cash     \V. P. Tiekxet, General Agent  Telephone Uf-    Oflieo with CD. J. Christfe.  Fruit and Oriia-OJiental Tmes  Itliododcndrons, -loses, ['"aijcy Kvorgreons,  TVfagnoTas, Unlbs, new crop Lawn Grass feeod for  present or sprinff pl-snting. Largest, and most  coniiiletc stock in .Veslerii CanmUi. Tall and  make your selections or send for catalogue. Address at nursery ground., and urcenhonsc.  M. J. HKNItY.  ,'KXKi Westminsler Road, Vancouver, 11. C THETRTBOT^i NELSON B: C.V SATITRDAY, JANUARY 27, 1900  -3  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST     6,000,000  Lord Strathfiona and -Mount Royal ...President  lion. George A. Hriiinmoi.il Vice-President  K. S. Clouslun General Manager  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  NKLSON* I-RANCH  North .vest  Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  Branches in  Lo.vi.o.v (Kngland) Ni:\v YoitK  t'llicuio, und all the principal cities in Canada  v    Buy and sell Sterling   Kxcliango and Cable  Transfers.  Grunt   Commercial   and   Travelers'   Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections -Made, Etc.  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUKKKXT l-ATK OK  1XTI.I.I-ST lUID.  MY BOYHOOD DREAMS.  Ry Mark Twa'n.  The dreams of my boyhood ?   ISTo,  they have not been   realized.    For  all who are old, there is  something  infinitely pathetic about the  subject which you have chosen, for in  no.gray-head's case  can it suggest  any   but    one    thing���disappointment.    Disappointment is its  own  reason for its pain : the  quality or  dignity r>P.tlio. hope-Uia^. billed is a  inatter aside.    The dreamer's valuation  of the  thing lost���not ano-  > ther.man's���is the only standard to  measure it by, and his  grief for it  makes it large and great  and   fine,  and is worthy of  our reverence  in  all cases.    AVe should carefully  remember that.     There are sixteen  i hundred   million    people    iu    the'  I'^world.    Of these   there   is  but   a  trifling number���in fact only thirty-  eight   millions���who    can    understand why a person should have an  ambition to  belong to the French  army; and why, belonging to it, he  should be proud of that; and why,  having got down that far, he should  want to go on  down, down, down,  till he got on the general start'; and  why, being stripped of his livery, or  set free  and  re-invested with  his  self-respect by any other quick aud  thorough process, let it  be  what it  might, he should wish to return to  his strange  serfage.    But no  matter: the  estimate put  upon  these  things  by the fifteen hundred and  ; sixty millions is no proper measure  of their value: the proper measure,  the just measure, i^>  that  which  is  put upoirthem by  Dreyfii-.t tjnd1 is  cipherable merely upon  the little-  'uoss or tho va.stness of tho disappointment  which"   their   loss  coat  him.   '  There you have it: the measure  of the magnitude of a dream failure  in the" meanure of the disappointment the failure cost the dreamer ;  the value, in others' eyes, of the  "thing lost, has* nothing to do with  the luattci. With this straighten-  ing-out and and classi-ica. ion of the  dreamer's, position to help us, perhaps wc can put ourselves in bin  place and respect his dream���Dreyfus'-., and the dreams om friends  have cherished and reve-vl to 'US.  Some that 1 call to mind, some that  have been revealed to me, are curious enough; but we may not smile  at them, for they were precious to  the dreamers, and their failure has  left scars which give them dignity  and pathos. With this theme in  my mind, dear heads that were  brown, when they and mine were  young together, rise old and white  before' me now, beseeching me to  speak for them, and^niost lovingly  will I do it.  Howells, Hay, Aldrich, Mat'thews,  Stockton, Cable, Reinus���how their  young hopes and "ambitions come  Hooding back.to my memory now,  out of the vague, far past, the  beautiful past, the lamented! 1  -1-emember it so well���that night wc  met together���it was in Boston, and  Mr. Fields was there, and Mr. Osgood, and Ralph Keeler, and Boyle  O'Reilly, lost to us now these many  years���and under tho seal of confidence revealed to each other what  .our boyhood dreams Jiacl been;  dreams which had not as yet been  blighted, but over which was stealing the gray of the night that was  to come���a night which wo prophetically felt, and this feeling.oppressed us and made us sad. I remember thatlloweils's voice broke  twice, and it was only with great  difi-eiilty that he was able to go on ;  in the end he wept. For he had  hoped to be an auctioneer, lie  told of his early struggles to climb  to his goal, ancl Iioav ac last he attained to within a single step of  the coveted summit. But there  misfortune after misfortune as-  j-ailed him, aud he went down aud  flown and down, until now at last,  weary and disheartened, he had for  tho present given up the struggle  and became editor of the "Atlantic  Monthly." This was in 1830.  Seventy years are gone since, and  where now is his dioam? It will  never be fulfilled. And it is besc  so; he.is no longer fitted for the i  .position j no one will take him row;  even if he got it, he would not be  able to do himself credit in it, on  iiceonnfe   of  his   deliberatenesH   of  speech and lack of trained professional vivacity; he would be put  on real estate, and would have the  pain of seeing younger and abler  men trusted with the furniture and  other such goods���goods which  draw a mixed and intellectually low  order of customers, avIio must be  beguiled of'their bids by a vulgar  and specialized humor and sparkle,  accompanied with antics.  But it is not the thing lost that  counts, bnt only the disappointment the loss brings to the dreamer  that had coveted that thing and  had set hi*, heart of hearts upon it,  and when avc remember this, a  great wave of sorrow for Howells  rise.-, in our breasts, and we wish  for his sake that his fate could have  been different.  At   that     time   Hay's  boyhood  dream   was   not yet   past hope of  realization,    but    it    was   fading,  dimming,   wasting away,  and the  wind   of a   growing apprehension  was blowing cold over the perishing  summer of his life.    In the pride of  his young ambition he had aspired  to be a steamboat mate; and infauey  saw himself dominating a forecastle  someday on the Mississippi ami dictating terms to roustabouts in high  and wounding tones.    I look  back  now,   from   this   far   distance   of  seventy years, and note  with sorrow the stages of that destruction.  Hay's history is but Howells's with  differences of detail.     Hay climbed  high toward his ideal; when success  seemed almost sure; his  foot  upon  the.very gang-plank, his  eye  upon  the caps tail,  misfortune' came and  his fall began. Down���down���down  ever down :    Private  secretary  to  the president; colonel in the  field ;  charge, d'affaires in Paris ;   charge  d'affaires.iu".Vienna;   poet;   editor  of the Tribune; biographer of Lincoln ; ambassador to England; aud  now at last there he lies���secretary  of state,  head  of   foreign  affairs.  And   he   has  fallen   like   Lucifer,  never to rise again.   And his dream  ���where now is his dream ?     Gone  down in blood and tears  Avith the  dream of tho auctioneer.  And tho young dream of Aldi ich  ���Avhere is that? I remember yet  how he sat there that night fondling it, petting it; seeing it recede and  CA*er recede: trying to be reconciled  and give it up, but not able yet to  bear the thought; for it had been  his hope to be a horse doctor. He  also climbed high, but, like the  others, fell: "then fell again, and  yet again, and again and again.  And now at last he can fall no further. Ho is old now, he ha1, ceased  to struggle, and is only a poet. No  one would ri.sk a horse AA'ith him  now. His dream is over.  * Has any boyhood dream ever  been fulfilled V I must doubt it.  Look at Brander MattheAvs. He  wanted to be a coAvboy. What is  he today? Nothing but a professor  iu ii university. Will lie ever be a  cowboy? It ib hardly conceivable.  Look at Stockton. What was  Stockton's young dream? He hoped  to be a barkeeper.. See where he  has landed.  ���I.-rit better with" Cable?" Wliat  was Cable's young dream? "To be  ring-master in-the circus, and swell  around and crack the whip. .What  is he today?, Nothing but a theologian and novelist.  And Uncle Remus���-.what AA'as his  young dream ? To be a buccaneer.  Look at himnoAV.  Ah, the dreams of our youth,  how beautiful they are, and- Iioav  perishable! The ruins of those  niight-haA'o-beens, how pathetic!  The heart-secrets that wove revealed  that night now so long vanished,  Iioav they touck me as I give them  voice! - Those sweet privacies, how  they endeared  us  to each other!  THE   BOERS   NOT   0BUEL.  Winston Churchill, the war correspondent, who was captured near  Estcourtand who spent afeAv AAreeks  as a prisoner at Pretoria, and after-  Avards escaped, Avrote as follows of  his capture:  Pretoria, November 20.���The  position of a prisoner of AA'ar is  paiuful and humiliating. A man  tries his best to kill another, and  finding that he cannot succeed asks  his enemy for mercy.  When the prisoners captured  after the destruction of tho armored  train had been disarmed and collected in a group Ave found that  there AA'ere fifty-six Avounded or  slightly Avounded men, besides, the  more serious cases lying on the  scene of the fight.  "Voi'Avarts!" said a A*oice, and,  forming in a miserable procession���  tAvo wretched officers, a bare-headed, tattered correspondent, four  sailors, Avith straw hats and 'H. M,  S. Tartar' in gold letters on the  ribbons (ill-timed jauntiness), some  fifty soldiers and volunteers, and  tAA'o or three railAAray men���Ave  started���surrounded by the active  Boer horsemen.  "You need not Avalk so fast," said  a Boer in excellent English. "Take  your time."  Then another, seeing me hatless  in the downpour, threw me a soldier's cap���one of the Irish Fusilier  caps, taken probably, near Ladysmith. So they were not cruel,  these enemy. That Avas a great  surprise to me, for I had read much  of the literature of this land of lies,  and fully expeeted every hardship  and indignity.  Our captors conducted us to. a  rough tent AA'hich had-been set tip  in a holIoAV in one of the hills, and  'which aa'o concluded Avas geueral  JYmbert's headquarters. Here Ave  Avere formed in line, and soon surrounded by a bearded crowd of  Boers cloaked iu mackintosh.  Well, rather. We received an entire car,  (1300) of chairs last Tuesday, containing  fancy diners (in suits or otherwise), fancy  rockers in cobbler seat or wood, cheaper  dining chairs finished in golden oak and  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office filters in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  m  __*-_?**.  I explained that Ife was a special  We Avere under oath never to tell  any of those things,, and i have al-  Avays kept that oath inviolate when  speaking with persons avIioiu 1  thought not Avorthy to hear them.  Oh, our lost youth���God keep its  memory green in our hearts! for  age is upon us, with the indignity  of its infirmities, and Death  beckons!  ^         ���  ANE  STILL  IN  THE PEN,  (Willi a -M-.-rii_-r on tlic century question.)  A Scotchman hot five hundred pence  Th.it ho .ind J 0.111 roiild sht'itr  One hundred sheeii and sel them free  By daylight bright, and clear.  So in ,i pen the sheen Were put,  Ten times (on \\ el tiers line,  Hut bandy wild ono Jmndicd -hoop  "When flipped mount ninety-nine,  Tlte> led then) forth and lightly clipped,  As Scotchmen only cm,  And thrust.. insuk upon Ihc fence  A _ oil'oaoh wrlhorliin.  Thou us the evening shades drevv nigh  And suu had ceased to.sliliM),  TheSyok-hman kissed his wife and said  We've llnished ninety-nine. .     .  Jean said, "Glide man. I hope you're rich!, -  Kut aye I dinna ken,  Ifoive'er the wager you can claim,   ���  Wi'jine still in the pen,"        ,   , --  -  correspondent and non-combatant,  and asked to see general-Joubert.  My credentials Avere taken from me  by a man who said lie -was a field  cornet, and aa*1io promised that they  should be laid before the general  forthwith. Meanwhile Ave waited  in the rain, and the Boers questioned us.  My certificate as a correspondent  bore a name better known than liked in the -Transvaal. Moreover,  some of the private soldiers had  been talking.  "Voti arc the son of lord Randolph Churchill?" said a Scottish  Boer, abrupt]y. I did not deny the  fact. Immediately there was much  talking, and all croAA'ded round me,  looking and pointing while I heard  my name repeated on eA-ery side.  "1 am a neAVspaper correspondent," 1 said, '"and you ought not to  hold me prisoner."  The Scottish Boor laughed.  "Oh," he said, "we do not catcli  lords' son;** every day."  Whereat they all  chuckled and  began to explain that 1 should be {  allowed to play football at Pretoria.  AVe tramped for .six hours across  sloppy fields and along tracks deep  and slippery Avith mud, while the  rain fell in a steady downpour and  soaked everyone to the skin. The  Boer escort told us several times  not to hurry and to go our oavu  pace, and once they allowed us to  halt for a feAV moments. But we  had had neither food nor water, and  -it AVtis-Avith a feeling of utter weariness that I saAV the tin roofs of Colenso rise in the distance..   -  "Wc'were put in a corrugated iron  shed near the station," the floors of  which AA'ere four inches deep with  torn railway forms aud account  books. Here avc flung ourselves  doAvn exhausted, and what Avith  the shame, the disappointment, tho  excitement of the morning, the misery of the present, and physical  weakness, it seemed that love of  life AA'as gone, and I thought, almost  Avith envy, of the soldier 1 had seen  during the fight lying quite still on  the embankment secure in the calm  ���all the brighter after the rainstorms, and arrows of outrageous  fortune.  Other Boers besides our escort  Avho were occupying Colenso came  to look at us. With two of these  who Avere brothers, English by race,  Afrikanders by birth, Boers by  choice, I had some conversation.  ��� The Avar, they said, Avas going  Avell. Of course, it -was a great  matter to face the poAve'r and might  of the British empire, still they  Avere resolved. They would--'drive'  the English out of South Africa forever or else fight to the last man. .  I could not sleep. : .Vexation of  spirit, a cold night, and, wet clothes  withheld sweet oblivion. The  rights and wrongs of -the quarrel,  the "fortunes and chances of the  Avar, forced themselves on the mind.  What men they were, these Boers!  I thought of them as I had seen  them in the morning riding forward  through the rain���thousands of independent riflemen, thinking;, for  themselves, possessed of beautiful  Aveapons, led with skill, living as  they rode Avithout commissariat or  transpoit or ammunition column,  moving like the wind, and supported by iron constitutions and a stern  hard Old Testament God avIio  should surely'smito the Amalckites  hip and thigh.  An then, above thc__ rainstorm,  that beat Avildly on the corrugated  iron, 1 heard the .sound of a chaunt.  The Boers were singing their evening psalm, and the menacing notes  ���more full of indignant Avar than  Ioa'c and mercy���struck a cliill to  heart, so that I thought after till  that the Avar wa__ unjust, that the  Boers were better'men than Ave,  that Heaven Avas against us, that  Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley would fall, that the Kstcourt  garrison would perish, that foreign  powers would intervene, that Ave  should lose South Africa, and that  that would be the beginning of the  end.  So for the time I despaired of tho  empire, nor AA'as it till the morning  sun philosophy of death from the  strings  all  the  warmer after  the  chills���struck in through the windows that things reassumed their  true colors and proportions.  Winston Churchill.  Prospectors for Mounted Infantry:  To the Editor op The Tribune :  I -read Avith interest of the formation of another mounted contingent  in British Columbia, for service in  South Africa.    Would it not be a  good idea to recruit this third con-  tingent as much as possible from  among  the  prospectors  of British  Columbia.    Brave, hardy, good rifle  shots, packers and riders, inured to  all kinds of hardships, and able to  live  on rations  and endure hardships- that would simply put troops  raised in the ordinary way-out of it.  I spoke to several of these men on  this subject, they all hailed the idea  AA'ith  enthusiasm.    Great  numbers  of them have seen serA'ice before iu  the Northwest Mounted Police in  scouting corps, formed during the  Riel rebellion, in the Indian Avars of  the  United    States  and    Imperial  army.    These, 1 say again, are the  men  avc want, not the men  from  our larger cities, avIio, though they  may be just as brave, haA'e not the  experience,  and  experience counts  for every tiling at this stage of' the  game; it cannot be taught in a day,  it takes time to teach it, and now is  the time to act and to fight not to  teachg-aud these prospectors, their  very mode of life make them good  scouts, and just the men AA'e want  for the kind of warfare being waged  in South Africa. And, then again,  AA-hy not haA'e more of a competition examination as to riding and  shooting abilities, and less of this  medical examination, which often  bars on some flimsy pretext or  other, an otherwise good man, so  long as the heart and lungs arc  sound. A competition examination, and tested ability to endure  hardships Avould be much more to  the point.  Such a regiment recruited from  the material suggested, and commanded by a man like colonel Steele,  a plainsman tmd an Indian fighter  of well-known ability, should and  Avould Rivean account of themselves  of Avhich the country Avould be  proud. P. G. Houtii,  Ex-sergeant N. W. M. P.  Nelson, January 25th.  Pennsylvania Endorses Bryan.  HarrisI-Urg, Pennsyluania, Janu-  The state Democratic committee.set the ])aee for the Democracy of the eastern states today by  making colonel William J. Bryan  its choice for tiie presidency in the  year 1900.  Dead Natives on the Niger.  Lagos, Colony of Lagos, British  West Africa, January 25.���Advices  have just been received here from  Jobba, that captain Carrol of the  Norfolk regiment, and 150 men of  the West African frontier forces,  while escorting the telegraph construction  staff,   were   attacked on  ary 2o  January 9th, by 2000 Mitchi and  Basa tribesmen. Captain Eaton, of  the East Kent regiment and tAvelve  others Avere wounded, and one  member of the escort was killed.  The tribesmen left eighty dead.  Jobba is probably northeast of Lo-'  koja, on the Niger, in Avhich vicinity  apparently the attack AA'as made.  The Isolde Purchased.  London, January 20.���It is announced that Peter Donaldson has  sold the yacht Isolde to an American, Mr. Ilerit, a\ ho intends to race  her in the United States under the  command of captain Archie Hogarth.       _^  Osinan Digna at Suez.  Suez, January 25.-���Osman Digna,  tiie principal general of the late  khalifa Abdullah, who was recently  taken prisoner by the British, has  been brought here.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  A MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners' sundries.  -  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  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'^    7  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���Baker  " Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oil*-,  and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Ivoo-Cnny.  FRESH AND^ SALT MEATST"  BURNS &   CO."���Baker   street.   Nelson,"  \. holesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold -ilor.-Ste.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON   POWDI.R   COMPANY-Baker  btrect Nelson, maniifacturori of dynamite/  .sporting, stumping and black Misting powder..,  wholesale dealers in caps and fuse, and electric,  blasting apparatus.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS^  PARSONS PRODUCT. COMPANY-Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, pioduce. and frtntH, Agents for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.    P.  T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corner Veinon and  " ��� Josephinestrecti, Ncls*on, .. h0lc��-le dealer..  in provisions, cured meats, baiter and egge.  F.  R. STEWART & CO.-Warohousc_ on C. P.  IX. tiack. foot of Stanley slrcel. Nelson,  wholesale dealers .in provisions, produce .and  fuiit... Cold btoiago. Agents Armour __ Cq'a  bacon", ham., lard and other product...  MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO.. Lid. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hull   street.  Wholesale dealers in butter, eggs and cheese.  SASH AND DOORS, "  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  MMITUD-Cornur Front and Hall stieets.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholc-'aiu dealers  in Mirth nnd doors; all kinds of factory work made  -to order. _ .  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY,' LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets, Nel-  iion, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and domestic antlimport_.il cigars-.  LODGE   MEETINGS..  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson .Lodge, No,  _S, Knights of Pythias, meets in I. 0. O. K.  Hall, cornier Baker and ICootcnay bt reels, every  Tuesday evening at S^o'clock,   visiting Knights  JOY, K. of K. & S.  to attend,  O.      It. G.  cordially invit-i  T. LILLIE, C  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. V. & A, M.  Meets second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  NELSON L. O. L.. No. 1012, meets inYo. 0.~f!  Hall, corner Bakor and .Kootenay hit eels,  1st and 3rd   Friday  of  each  month.   Visiting  brfthern cordially invitf-d.  I!. Rnm.s--i._-, W.M. \Y, C"u u. m>i.i>, R<Jc.-Sec.  NELSON -"Kni !���_. Number 22, Fralernoi Order  of Eagles. mcet_> every second and fourth  Wednesday iueach month  in  ViMting brethren welcome.  W. fiosshi i.. President,  C\ U'lJ'.*-. Pl.il���i.k, Secreturj  mTn'I'-RS' UNION NO. <�����. W. F. of  n miners' union i-mju*., north-  cast < oriier Victoria and Kontcuay -duel ���*, evei j*  Hituiday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting members ttelconic  J -.mi - Wii.ki s, Sec'y.    Cn ���_��. A. McK....Pros.  Fraternity Hull.  NELPON MIX  M.-MceU  THK rugiiUr meeting- of Iho CiipcnU'ts' rnioii  ,ile hold on \V_'.1ih.mI.i> I'.i-mng of cacti  iu.uk.__l 7 o'clock, in the -iliuei-' Union hall cornel' \ ietoria and !-��<.*.enay streets.  It, ItOBIXSUN. President.  ���lAMI--SCOLLlNU,��eci.ei.ar^  A&CHITESTS,  "~  EWART & CA1-RIE-Arohitocts.  Rooma f  and 8 Aberdeen block, Baker streeb, NelaO-t*  './ THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY JANUARY 27, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fail and Winter  Boots and Shoes in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  Dont fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers and Overshoes  Buy Maltese and get the best  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AUD A NEW IDEA  o  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Kari) Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qoufino* Nl a nil in DC   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  dewing l��|aCr|iqeS   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  ��� For watch repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff and are prepared to make up chains, lockets,  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  Comfortable  Footwear  SMALL SHOES *>-���--"-<-<----*i*  STRONG SHOES '��r s<^ b��^  STYLISH SHOES ,for'their f!ltllcrs  DAINTY SHOES for liU1�� ani9SCa  ELEGANT SHOES  for their mothers  We stand back of our Shoe*.  Thcy aro made in such a way, from stock, that (here is no excuse for anything but satisfaction  We have a larger .stock tlit_.ii you uhii.illy see and lower prices for the _>ai_ic quality  Shoes to fit all feet.  than you ever run ucioss  in s'ylcs to suit every f.mcy, at prices mowed down to a minijinina.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  W. P. DICKSON  IlAKKR STREET, KELSON  2D. H. H. AP-PX-BWHAITB  J. McFHE-E  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Oomplets Electric Equipments for Hleetric Power TranomiBBiO-i and JJIsrhtlBg for  MineB, Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, A_____,aj_ie___tQ_*s, Bto.  P. O. Box 608.  Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  Now isthe.time to order your tent's and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or awning madev  Thexmly factory between Winnipeg and the Coast  224-226 Baker Stroet, flelsorj.  [ADSON  ree Water Connections  TO YOUR LOT LINK  WK 1)0 IT     SKK US  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY -  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opera House Mock, XoKon  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Stmch-.n Brothers have moved  tlieir place of business from the  Opera House block to the Jowett  building. They have secured the  local agency for the sale of a flexible metallic tubing, something that  is a novelty in America. The tubing i.s made in nil si/.es up to= four  inches. Mining men should take a  look at it.  The bricklayers and masons of  Nelson will meet in Miners' Union  hall ou Tuesday night of next week  at 7.30 o'clock.  The city authorities are looking  for tho parties who dumped garbage on the east side of the Hall  Mines road, a short distance bejrond  Cottonwood-Smith creek bridge.  The C. P. It. steamer Nelson is  drydoeked at the company's shipyard, undergoing extensive repairs  to her boiler. She will be in dock  all next week.  C. P. R. train No. 41 met with a  slight accident yesterday near Slocan Junction. A freight car jumped  the rails, but no damage was done  beyond tearing out a few ties.  The Sunshine mineral claim, between Porcupine and Bear creeks,  has been transferred to W. J. Nelson of Rossland by William Pye of  the same place.  W. B. Townsend and J. W. 3Ioore  of Rossland have recorded a cancellation of their agreement with J. E.  Lackie regarding the Hungry Man  claim on Rover creek. An option  on the property at $25,000. with a  cash payment of $1500, has been  made to A. Lome Bechcr of Rossland.  Chief Jarvis summoned Kid  Burns, a tin-horn sport, to appear  at yesterday's police court on the  -charge of vagrancy. "Burns took an  early freight train out of town instead of responding to the invitation in person, but tho authorities  accomplished the end they had in  view.  li. M. Macdonald has filed a notice of appeal against,the judgment  of the ti'ial judge , in the case of  Vanstone vs. Buekworth.   The ae-  That Cough  The first dose of our  Syrup White Pine and  Tar will relieve it-a bottle will cure it.  For the lungs and to  build up the system take  our EMULSION of COD  LIVER OIL, large bottles _75_cen_ts.   Canada Drag & Book Co.  _ NELSON  Here's Bargains  l/JEN'S SUITS  Wc have about ii ."mils of good hcrvlccablu  Jv.cc'1**. odds and unci, of our $liiiind sr'mills. _ill  si/i.s are in tholot.  Take your choice for 57..*>0.  _-0_**n Miils. warm and nire, extra, good forJU-  I la pi ice.  Uii.iurwwu'1---iiccial low prices.  Baigain*-. in muii'*. and boy'it caps, _.ockK mid  tics.   Quality good���price* low.  Baker Street,  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  BROWN & CO.  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WKST BAKER 8TRKET. KELSON  OPPOSITE SILVKK KINO HOTB1  New Grocery Store  fn-.o;- us vi il li will receive nur car.-fnl -if lent ion and nrompl delivery.  We are iji no vwny connected with- niiy lK.__.se in the towfe  We aie now open for buii-  MO'ss and aie m a po.-ilion  id filitlKh j on with good  frci.li groceries ut lowest  I nice-*.   Any order*! you may  Jt)si:.|>lihift and Silitjt. .Streelx,  ditftwuto Xietliodfet Oliiirch  FATTOH & EMM AM  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OV THK OAY  And I wanfc to be in it. I have just received  Vail sample*" of Suitings and Overcoating.*, representing a $50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Veatinge for  Fall and winter. ,  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  CLKANINQ  AND  RKl'AUMKG  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES JV1ADK GOOD AS NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOI.  LADJES ANlT GENTLEMEN  Clothe, cleaned and guaranteed. A No  Oiiinnc - Hweot-iiitf on shortest notice.  Oidorh" -ft ut I'nlaco liukery, next to  ltojal IK-.'l, Stanley .street.  tion involved a- transaction in Tam-  arac shares, in ���which Vanstone secured damages for the non-delivery  of 5000 shares of Tamarac stock.  The office staff of the P. Burns  Company will occupy their  quarters in the new Burns' block  next week. The store will not be  removed for some time yob, as the  lower portion of tho new block is  not completed. The plant for the  cold storage department was ordered some time ago and will be shipped shortly. '" A 80-horse power  motor will be required to operate  the storage plant.  F. It. Stewart will arrive in the  city today from the coast. It is  understood that Mr. Stewart will  personally manage the Nelson  branch of the wholesale firm bearing his name.  Rev. J. Robson, pastor of the  Methodist church, preaches to Sunday school scholars tomorrow morning. His topic will be " The Youthful Minister." During the service  a couple of quartettes will be rendered by the masters Wallace and  the Misses Amiable. The music  throughout will be contributed by  the scholars..  J. Y. Griffin & Company's new  quarters on Front street are progressing towards completion with  surprising rapidity. The work  was only commenced a short time  since and the skeleton of one wing  is already in position. L. W. Kribs  is the contractor.  Certificates of improvements have  been issued to the Canadian King  Gold Mining Company of Spokane  in respect to the Canadian King,  Iron Arm, Gold Standard and Iron  Axe claims.  The sale of the Toueh-Me-Not  mineral claim by C. E. Walmer of  Rossland to J. Cromie of the same  place has been recorded. The property is located two and a half miles  from the Columbia river, near the  Maud S. property, and the sale was  made a year ago.  Father Cocola, the veteran missionary of the St. Eugene mission,  passed through the city yesterday,  en route to Spokane with a couple  of his charges for one of the educational institutions there. While  in the city he was the guest of Rev.  Father Ferland.  The Vancouver Hardware Company i_. installing the heating apparatus in the new wing of the  general hospital. ^The work will  take about a month.. The piping  for the steam coils weighs two tons.  Mickey Burns was charged at the  police court yesterday charged with  assaulting Maggie Duffy. The information was laid by ,the woman,  who was more than .surprised to  learn that tlio police had laid a,  charge of disorderly conduct against  her in connection with the &ame  rumpus. Each party was assessed  _$20 aiul costs by magistrate Crease.  Captain Troup left last night for  Vancouver to consult with the superintendent there regarding matters  in eonuectian with the steamer  lines. ;  F. E. Simpson, editor of tho Cran-  brook' Herald, is in Nelson. He  says his town is-growing and prosperous. There is one tiling certain,  the Herald never loses an opportunity to present the advantages of  Cranbrook.  Travellers from the south say  ~th-ftrthe railway" company "is-doing"  .everything- possible ,to carry out  the regulations of the health authorities on this side of the line,  and that the only difficulty seems  to be that the majority of the people who travel do not seem to understand what is required of them.  F. W, McLean and G. Lane, owners of the launch Vedette have ordered a new marine boiler for the  craft. Tho outfit will be shipped  shortly and with the new -apparatus the Vedette will show her heels  to most of the launches on the lake.  J, Dancey, who is building the  addition to the Braekman k Ker  Milling Company'.', warehouse, ���will  begin work on tin1 superstructure  on Monday. ��� Tho excavations,  which   were   unusually  extensive,,  -W  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. v v  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  were completed this week. A strong  force of men will be employed on  the building, as the firm require additional floor space more imperatively each day.  The Ontario Powder Company is  erecting a large building at Five  Mile point. A barge load of material was shipped to them yesterday  by the Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  Company. The new structure will  contain 30,000 feet of lumber.  The work on A. Macdonald &  Company's new wharehouse is at a  standstill for a day or two until  contractor M. Madden receives the  joists for the superstructure. All  the masonry is in place aud the  supports are in position for the  Front street wing.  E. McGregor, the recently appointed pound-keeper, has seized a  bay mare and a bay horse, which  he is holding until the owners turn  up. Failing this the animals will  be sold in the usual manner.  II. B. Smith, F. A. Wilkins and  H. P. Renwick of Rossland are in  the city. They are engineers for  the Great Northern railway and  are working in the vicinity of  Nelson.  H. E. Beasley of the C. P. R. returned last night from Vancouver  where he was called in consultation  on matters touching this district.  J. K. McCuIloch, the champion  skater, came into the city last night  with his manager W. Cranston.  McCuIloch looks well and is skating  faster than ever. He renewed  many acquaintanceships in the city,  and a date will be arranged for  him to.skate here shortly.  ��� Rev. R. Frew preaches a patriotic sermon on "The War"'at St.  Paul's church tomorrow afternoon  at 4 o'clock. During the service a  quartette will be rendered by  Messrs. Chadbourn, Leicester,  Caldwell and Parkinson. Mr. Griz-  zelle will sing "The Good Shepherd,'" and Mr. Kydd will also contribute a solo. The collection will  be devoted to the national patriotic fund. The Nelson company of  the Rocky Mountain Rangers will  attend in a body, headed by the  Smelter band. The parade is ordered for 3.30 o'clock.  The Nelson Coke & Gas Company  are in their new office ou Baker  street today, manager Burnett  having shifted his quarter:-, last  night.  Rev. Charles W. Rose, pastor of  the Baptist church, has resigned his  charge much to the regret of his  congregation. Mr. Rose came to  Nelson fourteen months ago from  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and his  ministrations have Jbeei__erowned  with a gratifying measure of success. Of-late, howeveiyhis health  has been failing and his physician  insisted upon his giving up his  pastoral duties temporarily at least.  Accordingly he has placed his  resignation in the hands of the congregation to take effect on February  loth.  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  would  draw  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea aiC Codec Pots, (several designs) Knainellcd Handle Dippors, Pudding Dishes, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can get them is at.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Tl|e Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Monsoon  Is like ali our goods  Monsoon Tea Is always the same   '���  Fop sal�� by  Reliable  T(]e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successor**, io .tl. Ue^Hrisay & Co., Staple amfKunoy (.lioccrs  11AKKU ST11EI.T. XE..S0N  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  BOTIGE.  I have thin day lit II o'clock iinpofiiuled ;  Otic bay iiiurv. une white luml foot, slur in  forehead, about eight years old.  One li.i. hO!".e. whuo hlnr in forehead, hind  hoof badly split, about I en year*, old.  O wnois may releano llie Mkino by iMv)ii)K dial (fci*.  K. McCUKOOK, City Pound Keeper.  Xulhou. .Iiiimary ail h. I!X��.  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Pure bred" poultry for sale���4  Black 2.Iinorc._ and (i Jl.irrod Pljmouth Rook  cockerel1., larsc and v. el! marked, S2.00 each. W.  Uutherford, Nelson. B. C.  For sale.���Furnished hotel.' In-  Hiiirc at Cabinet Cigar Store, Eakei  street, Nelson. .  - One of the most desirable houses  on Victoria strcel. with all modern convenience1*,  suitable foi small family. Owner leaving city.  Bargain if taken quick.   Drawer S pobtolficc.  -  Wanted���Good reliable waiteress  .it the Kaslo hotel, Kaslo.  Dry Wood.���If you want good  dry wood go to Kelly & Sleeper's.  The Tribune is contracting to supply all the leading hotek in Southprn Kootenay  and Y.ilc with iCKisters during the year UXK).  Advertisements v. ill be printed in theio registers  ut the uniform price of S2 per square inch of  Mimco used. AU the work of ruling, iirinting and  binding will be done in Nelson.  Houston Block  John A; Irving & Go  AS" VDiffi GROCER FOR W CEIEB^ATED  B & K  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other,  Oats  JVfanu fact mod by the l_rackmnn-Ker -.tilling Co,, Ltd. -  Victoria, Vancouver, *VVe.stininstur. Kdmontoii.N'elsoii.  P.  urns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Head 0_?ficr at  NELSON, B. 0.  ers in  eats  J.   MFFETIY    Proprietor.  city  Inconsequence of a quantity of inferior coai oil being sold in the  purchasers are  requested  to see that all cases and tins are  marked either Standard Oil Company or Imperial Oil Company.  C. W, WEST & CO., Agents.  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Knalo, Yniii. .Sandon, Silverton, Now  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  Ahh KINDS OV  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RIBTAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson R   ��   TRAVES,   Vuagef  ORDERS BY tol--KH&KlVE:^^


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