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Array DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS  A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION   BY MAIL  -" TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR,  NELSON:  MONDAY MORNING,. JANUARY" 29,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS.  BULLER FORCED TO RETIRE  Did so in Good Order.  London*, .January 2.S.���Tlio following is the text of general Buller's despatch, dated Spearman  Camp, Saturday, January 27fch,  0:10 p. m.: ''On .January 20th Warren drove back the enemy and obtained possession of the southern  crests of the high table land, extending from the line of Acton  Holmes and Honger's Port to the  western Ladysmith hills. From  then till January 25th he remained  in close contact with the enemy.  "The enemy held a strong position on a range of small kopjes,  stretching from the northwest to  southwest, to southeast across the  ���plateau from Acton Holmes through  Spion Kop to the left bank of the  Tugela.  "The actual position held was  perfectly tenable, but did not lend j  itself to an advance, as the southern  slopes were so steep that Warren  could not get an effective artillery  position, and water supply was a  difficulty.  "On .January 23rd I assented to  his attacking Spion Kop, a large  hill, indeed a mountain, which, was  evidently the key of the position,  but was far more accessible from  the north than from the south. On  the night of January 23rd he attacked Spion Kop, but found it very  difficult to hold, as its perimeter  was too large, and water, which he  had been led to believe existed, in  this extraordinary dry season was  found to be very deficient.  "About 2 o'clock on the  morning  of January24th (Wednesday), when  heavy    clouds   rested    upon     the  kopjes, the main point of the  Boer  position, Tahanyama, was  stormed  by the British infantry, under general Woodgate.    Our force crossed  a ravine and climbed the mountain  side steadily, getting within thirty  yards of  the. enemy's <first line   of  trenches.    The Boers, who had been  asleep,   decamped,   leaving   everything behind, and the British, with  ringing cheers, climbed to the summit.   Boers opened fire from several  , points, but it 'was apparent that  they had been taken completely by  surprise.    The western crest of the  hill Avas soon .won, and tho infantry  crept along the top of the hill.    At  daybreak, however, the Boers from  a high point on   the extreme  east,  sent a   withering  fire among  the  British,  which  momentarily .staggered  them.    Tho Boors  had  the  range fixed to a nicety,  and  their  artillery sent several shells right to  the top of the crest, forcing the in  fantry to  take  cover.  eighty five yards around, with 20-  foot banks and a very swift current, unmolested, is J think, proof  that the enemy has been taught to  respect our soldier's fighting  powers."  MAY ABANDON LADYSMITH  Change Proposed in British Plans.  London, January 2!).���The week  has opened gloomily for the British  public, and tho reaction is all  the stronger because of the high  hopes that were represented in  general Buller's turning movement.  Open talk is heard of the absolute  necessity of abandoning Ladysmith  to its fate while lord Roberts reverts  to the original plan of an advance  over the Orange river upon Bloem-  fontein. ���  The Boer  Nordenfeldt was also worked with  great precision. The British held  the position against great odds. At  30 o'clock strong reinforcements  were seut up the hill, and advanced  in skeleton formation-, the enemy  being driven back to the extreme  point.  "The crests were held all that  * day, against  severe attacks and a  ���heavy shell-fire.-; Our-men fought  "with great gallantry.  "I would. especially -mention the  conduct of the Second Cameronians  and Third , King's Rifles, who .supported* the attack on the mountain  from the steepest side, and in each  case fought their way to the top;  and the Second Lancashire Fusileers  ' and Second Middlesex, who magnifi-,  cently maintained  the  best traditions of the British "army through--  out the trying day of January 24th;  - and Thorneycroft's mounted infan-  * try, who fought throughout the day  ' equally well alongside of them.  ���'General Woodgate,* who" was in  command at the summit, having  been wounded, the officer who succeeded him decided on the night of  . January 24th to abandon the position,,and did so before dawn on  January 25th, I reached Warren's  camp at 5 a.m. on January 25th,  and decided that a second attack  upon Spion Kop Avas useless, and  that the enemy's right was too  strong to allow me to force it.  "Accordingly I decided to withdraw the force to the south of the  " Tugela. At 0 a.m. we commenced  withdrawing the train, and by S  ;i,in. January 27th (Saturday), Warren's force was concentrated south  of the Tugela, Avithout the loss of a  man or a pound of stores.  "The fact that the force could be  Avithdrawn from actual touch���iu  somccases tho lines Avere less than a  jOOOyardsapart���with the enemy in  the manner it did, is 1 think sufficient evidence of the morale of the  troops, and that Ave Avere permitted  to withdraw our cumberous ox and  juule   transport   across   the  river,  To Ladysmith tho disappointment must be very bitter. A dispatch from the Boer laager, near  tho town, dated January 24th, describes the garrison as "very evidently preparing a desperate coup,  in order to effect a junction Avith  general Buller's advancing army."  It may bo regarded as a certainty  that in the confident hope of early  relief, sir George White has lately  been issuing extra rations; and this  fact has given rise to an exaggerated idea as to the length of time  proA-isious Avould last. Even should  it be decided to send general Buller  reinforcements, and to attempt to  reach Ladysmith by a moA'emeut  through the still more difficult  country east of Colenso, it is extremely doubtful Avhether the garrison could hold out long enough,  as such a movement would occupy  at least a month.  The Times s.iys: "The most carefully planned rand executed  movement of the  Avhole campaign has  entirely failed, and it can be hardly  necessary  to  dwell   upon   the  extreme   probability   that   avc   shall  learn a little sooner or a little later  ot" a   catastrophe  almost "Avithout  precedent in  our history: a catastrophe Avithout precedent except in  the  surrender", at Yoi-ktown.    Wc  are, checked at every point of ther  campaign, *  In fact the campaign  is still to begin..  We Avish AA*e  had  clearer proofs that  even   now the  government had any adequate comprehension  of  the situation.    The  utterances of responsible, ministers  haA*e done  nothing to reassure the  country on  this  point.    Heavy or  light, the thing has to be done, and  the government' ought  to  prepare  for   tlio    immediate   despatch    of  50,000  men and  to  take  steps  to  send tmother 50,000 if those should  be'needed.    The hopeless  attempts  to carry on the campaign Avith four  Avidely    separated   columns,   each  unequal to its task, must be abandoned for a concentration of forces  and of purposes."  The Standard and  other papers  reflect the anxiety of the public to  learn how much truth  there  is  in  tho Boer reports of .the fighting at  Spion Kop.*    Geueral Buller's,,. ob-  scurity,-in-his-dispatches,���is rather  bitterly criticized,  as  Avell  as ,-the  evident    fact    that     the     censor  is>   not     only    heavily    delaying  .but    is1    concealing    all,   important    matters.     To    judge     with,  any   accuracy   of   tho   extent "of  the'disaster is virtually impossible.  It appears that general Buller had  altogether five  brigades wholly or  partly    engaged :"   general  Coke's,  general Hillyard's, general  Hart's,  general   Woodgatc's   and   general  Lyttleton's.. and the 270 casual-tics  already  announced   in   Lyttleton's  brigade are thus explained.    Much  mystery still surrounds the retreat.  It is possible, that general,Buller has  Avord that the whole of his forces  are south of . the  Tugela,  but^it is  generally assumed that general J _yt-  tieton's brigade  and  lord Oundon-  ald's cavalry and other troops are  still on the north side of that river.  Largo arrivals of troops* aro due  at  Cape  Toavii   during   the  Aveek.  The Avar office, anticipating a groat  crush at the opening of parliament,  has  placed   new restrictions  upon  visitors   during   the   session.    The  situation   at   other points   is   unchanged, but indications  that  lord  Roberts is preparing a plan  for an  advance   across  the   Orange  river  came  iu a dispatch to tho Daily  Chronicle  from   Slerkstrom, dated  January 2.7th, which says  that the  important   position   near    Steyns-  burg, on  the Stormberg-Roseniead  line, is now occupied by the British,  Avho are repairing the railway and  bridges.      The   correspondent   observes that this AA'ill facilitate communication between  general   Gat-  acre and general Kelly-Kenny.  ALL DEPENDS ON LAURIER  Will He Oppose the Canal?  Nkw York, January 28.���The  London correspondent of the Tribune, cabling regarding the pros-  pcctiA-o building of the Nicaraguan  canal by the United States government, blames Canada for having  blocked an agreement a year ago,  and says that- the Dominion still  stands in the way of an amicable  arrangement. He says: "There  has been no renewal of negotiations  respecting the revision of the Clay-  ton-BuhA*er convention through the  American embassy, but it is not improbable that the question will be  taken up at any early  date,  when  instructions are received from the  state department. Both the ambassador and the secretary of the  embassy are now properly reticent,  contenting themselves Avith the  statement that the subject has not  been brought to the attention of  the foreign office through their instrumentality.  "The truth about the matter A\*as  told a year ago in these dispatches.  Informal overtures Avere made to  lord Salisbury for a revision of the  treaty iu accordance Avith the altered conditions of the question of  interoceanic transit, and Avere met  in a just and concilatory spirit.  The results of those conferences  Avere communicated . to the state  department, and a new draft of the  Clayton-Buhver convention was  prepared in Washington, after consultations betAAreen colonel Hay and  lord Pauncefote. This draft was  not signed, but AA'as probably sent  to the foreign office and is uoav  pigeon-holed there.  .  "The principles agreed upon last  year, as cabled in these dispatches,  were the single control of the canal  by the United States, and tho adoption of the Suez regulations for  keeping the AvaterAyay open in peace  and.wai- under the gurantce of neutrality. Tho "signatures - alone are  required for the settlement of the  question. There is no reason to  doubt that lord Salisbury's opinion,  respecting tiie advisability of substituting a*single for a dual control  of the canal across either the isthmus or Nicaragua, remains unchanged,'--, free to act upon, [f the  question is raised on imperial or  commercial grounds he Avould stinc-  tion the revision of the old treaty  oh American lines, Avith a guarantee that the Avater way should be  regulated on the Suez principles.  "It AA'as Canada that blocked the  agreement a year ago, and it is  Canada that uoav stands in the Avay  AA'ith even greater poAver of resistance. Canada is displaying splendid loyalty to the mother country  in a grave imperial crisis by sending troops to South Africa, No  British prime minister iu, these circumstances can agree to sottle the  canal question if Canada insists  upon connecting it artificially with  the 'Alaskan boundary and other  controversies, and having them adjusted- simultaneously. - It- is- Canadian opposition, that keeps the  Hay-Pauucefote draft of the revised  treaty, in a pigeon hole of the foreign office; ��� The Canadian veto  served to block the negotiations' a,  year ago, but the Canadian volunteers for- service hv South Africa  now impart additional power to  that A*eto.  "American diplomacy,meanwhile,  has increased its resource.*-. It lias  placed the foreign office under  heaVy obligations for substantial  service. It has taken up the open-  door-question in China, and Avorked  out a settlement on paper with the  collective guarantee of the European  poAA'cts and Japan, of the English  principle. The state department  has, therefore, advantage ground  upou which to press for the revision  of the canal treaty ou the principal  that one good turn deserves another. Canada can block the Avay,  however, if her ministers persist in  enforcing their veto poAver.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier is today the  loading imperiaH.t politician, Cecil  Rhodes being in enforced retirement at Kimberley. If he is capable of raising about the level of  local interests he Avill take the imperialist vioAV of the canal question,  and perceive that it Aviil be an advantage to the empire as a whole to  haA'e the treaty of 1850 revised and  adjusted to altered conditions. If  he be merely a local and provincial  premier ho Avill raise objections,  talk about the give and take principle, demand a harbor in Alaska  and remain a dog iu the manger.  The settlement of the canal question in reality depends upon Laur-  ier's capacity friv demonstrating  that he is a true imperialist, aud  not a loyal statesman who sees only  Canada when he talks about the  interest of tV.e Avorld-wide empire.  "The'Spc ator today has au admirable article oii this important  subject, adA'ocating the abrogation  or the revision of the Clayton -Bul-  Aver couA'ention as', a matter of enlightened self-interest on the part  of England, and contending that  while Canada must be treated Avith  all possible consideration, she ought  to be willing to make sacrifices for  the welfare of India, Australia, New  Zealand, South Africa and the empire as a whole."  WARREN'S LOSS UNKNOWN  BRITISH WERE DRIVEN OUT  Could Not Ho! d'Spion Kop.  ������".v-...:  London, January '29.���A special  despatch from. Spearman's camp,  dated Friday, .aiicT supplying additional details of the operations of  Wednesday says. "The British  made a most successful movement  today. They deployed to general  Warren's right flank, and reenforc-  ed the troops in possession of Tab-  auyaina. They were subjected to a  heaA-y Boer shell; fire, but stood  their ground nobly. Part of general Lyttleton's brigade extended on  the plain in front of Mount Alice,  and within tAvo hours scaled the,  height of Spion Kop,1 under a heavy  lire. One rifleman,,., Avho reached  the summit before, his comrades  proudly stood :ontop.  The Daily News publishes a dispatch   dated    Spearman's    camp,  Wednesday ... afternoon,   but   held  back,   presumably by the censor,  until Friday, January 20th, 0:40 p.m.  The correspondent says :    "Having  gallantly taken a portion of Taban-  yama mountain_ during last night,  general Warren's troops arc finding  considerable difficulty in holding it.  There has been heavy fighting today. The Boer shells are splendidly  directed,  and iu  the  face  of  the  enemy's'dieavy fire,* the further advance of our. forces has been checked.  Again   and   again _ attempts* have  beenjnade to dislodg') us, and things >  had  began to look, serious.    * Determined as Jiad been  the attack,  however.thelJoershadnotsucceeded  in dislodging them.* Meanwhile, the  Kings   Royal   Rifles    approaching  from the J?otgiers drift side of the  mountain range, began the arduous  ascent of Spion Kop.    The- heights  at   the place where   they   arrived  Avere    precipitous, and   their   task  was no light one.   They advanced,  however, and  apparently  at   first  Avithout   tho   knowledge    of    the  Boers, but before reaching the t top  they became exposed to a flank fire  from the enemy.    The last  part of  the hill was even more  precipitous  than the road along which they  had come; but the  bravo' fellows  scrambled up, little by little, until  they reached the   top  and  threw  themselves down upon the  ground  AA'ith a cheer..   It was   grandly  accomplished.  - There is still-tho serious difficulty  of keeping . this important point  Avithout artillery. The position,  therefore now is that the British  hold Spion Kop at the east end of  tho - range. They ' also hold the  west end.  London, January 2S.��� A correspondent at Pretoria, Avrites under  date of December JOth, that tho  Boers have a now ruse in Jighting.  They put great numbers of their  best shots, using Mauser rifles and  smokeless powder, on tho flats in  the rifle shelters, and on the skyline  hills they post men Avith Martini-  Henry rifles using black powder.  The hitter draw the artillery lire  Avhile the former shoot down the  infantry and caA'alry \ at closer  range. ���    '            Summary of the Situation.  Nrav York, January 28. ��� The  London correspondent of the Tribune, in his cabled reA'ieAV of the  South African situation under Sunday morning's date, says: "Tho  Avar office explained yesterday that  the casualty list of Lyttleton's  brigade was not connected with  the seizure and abandonment of  Spion Kop. It also admitted that  general Warren's losses in that  mysterious affair had been probably heavy. With these two official  memorandos, and with seA'eral  minor casualty lists, the ''public was  forced to be content until midnight. While the alarming rumors  of a serious reverse, which AA*ere  current in the city ou Friday night,  AA'ere not confirmed, the abandonment of.Spion Kop and general  Lyttleton's engagement remained  .mysteries, which were not cleared  up outside the Avar office.  "A '-Berlin story, that general  Warren had been led into au ambuscade and that seventeen of his  guns had been taken, Avas discredited by the officials here, but there  AA'as an uneasy feeling of suspicion  in London that there was unfavorable -news' which had' been held  back. This Avas perhaps the natural  effect of nervous reaction, after  three days of excitement caused by  the premature^jihnouncementof a  night attack, the seizure of Spion  Kop, aud its final abandonment.  "Practical Englishmen are beginning to ask whether the people, who  are paying the expenses of the AA'ar,  and sending men to fight their battles, have not a right to demand a  daily bulletin from an official source,  with a   summary of   trustAvorthy  :news'.'' The censorship has disarmed  the press, which is only able to print  mutilated  and belated dispatches.  It has been extended  from the dispatches to mail letters and private  correspondence.       The    martinets  have even gone  so  far as  to open  letters Avritten  by  special  corres-  ponents to their Avivos.   With all  these extraordinary -precautions.to.  secure the "British army against the  premature disclosure of information  to an enemy Avell served by spies in  every camp, the British,, public has  no  safeguard   against sensationalism, like last Aveek's 'announcement  of a night attack   before' it   Avas  made, nor is it allowed a  daily bulletin judiciously compiled  at headquarters. <*     There   are   also   dispatches',, .indicating    the    severity  with which the Boers are bombarding Kimberley, and their steadiness  clamation by sir Alfred Milner, that  the queen's goA'ernment Avill not recognize as valid any forfeiture, fine  or encumbrance on property in the  Transvaal or Free State, subsequent  to the declaration of Avar. This is  explained by South Africans as  aimed apparently at tho Boer government measures for taking over  and confiscating valuable, mining  property, in its unique method of  financing the war at tho expense of  European and American shareholders. ' - _*  RAILWAY MEN PROMOTED  Albert New-bond Killed.  Au unfortunate fatality is reported from Ymir, the victim being  Albert NeAvbond, a Avell known aud  popular young man. Mew bond ,hnd  a contract to take out Avood for the  Tamarac mine, two miles from  Ymir, and Avas working only a short  distance from the camp. On Thursday he '.vent out to the point at  Avhich he was operating and nothing more was seen of him that day,  a fact which, apparently caused no  apprehension. At 7:30 o'clock next  morning a passerby discovered Ncav-  bond beneath a. great pile of Avood,  Avhich had slid and crushed him in  a terrible manner. Life was not  yet extinct, but the vital .spark  died out shortly after ho Avas  brought down the hill. The funeial  took place yesterday at Ymir and  AA'as largely attended.  displayed in meeting Warren's  attack at Spion Kop, with a mysterious account of a brisk skirmish  with Methuen's infantry.  "Rumors are also reported of an  attempted sortie by the lancers  from Ladysmith, on Wednesday. A  private letter received at camp at  Chieveley, from one of the officers  at Ladysmith after the battle of  Colenso, contained-this sally: "If  -you-folJo.v.-. don't come up,soon, Ave-  slmll have to fight our AA*ay doAvn  and relieve you." There may be  truth in that jest.  "There were dispatches.last'night  from ,Ren.-burg, Avith a detailed  account of ii hard day's Avork on.  Thursday by French's force, with a  faint attack in one direction, and  an extended reconnaissance, iu another.' General Roberts confirmed  this, and added the fact that the  enemy aviis strongly posted at Piet-  fo'ntein. A small casualty list,  twelve names, ��� represented this  affair. General French's matin "ii vers  will npt be unintelligible. General  Robert's first object point is disclosed. Ro_.mi.ad Junction is now  clearly the base of a movement for  clearing the-railway beyond Stem-  burg to Stormberg.  " With Stormberg and Colesburg  in British hands, tAvo sides of a  quadruplatcral of great strategic  would be secured. The remaining  two sides Avould meet at Springfon-  tein, Avell on the Avay to Bloemfon-  tein. General Roberts has 10,000  fresh troops, of sixth division for  this Avork, if he has it in mind, and  10,000 more of seventh division  coming, to support them. General  Kitchener's hand can be detected  in the stereotyped phrase: "No  change in the situation," repeated  night after night. Ho is probably  doing a deal more work than he  cares to have either the enemy or  the public at home to know. He  believes in the censorship, and does  not scruple to make a scientific use  of it.  "One of the dispatches from Cape  Toavii contains a summary of a pro-  ARISTOCRATS FOR SERVICE  Officers of the Eighth Division.  London, January 2S.-���A further  considerable   detachment    of    the  scions  of England's aristocracy  is  going in  the  eighth division  Avith  the second battalions of  Scots and  Grenadier Guards.   The  Scots officers include  major  Milner, brother  of the countess of Durham,  and  of  Harry Milner, avIio married the late  duchess of Montrose: captain Wil-  loughby, second son  of the  earl of  Lancaster,   whose    elder    brother,  lord   Willoughby    Deeresby,   and  the    younger,     lieutenant     Willoughby,    are     noAV    already     at  the front.    Captain Manners, son of  lady Adelesa Manners, aunt of the  duke of  Norfolk;   captain  Fraser,  brother  of lord Lovett,  a famous^  Catholic   family;   lieutenant   Dal-  rymple, eldest son of- the eldest son  of the  earl  of Stairs;   lieutenant  Charles Craven,  youngest  brother  of the  earl  of Craven ;   lieutenant  Yarde Buller, son and heir  of lord  Churston;   and  lord  Gerald  Gros-  venor, brother of the duke of Westminster.  In the second battalion of Grenadier Guards are major Logh, a  brother of lord Newton; captain  Hood, son aud heir of lord Hood;  lord Ardon, son and heir of the earl  of Meath ; George Douglas Penuat,  heir presumptive of the millionaire  slate quarry-owner, lord Penrhyn ;  and",the -Hon., Montague Parker,  second -son of the earl of Morley.  Lady Henry Somersets only 'son,-  Somers Somerset,.heir presumptive  Of the duke"oC Beaufort,. sailed for  the Cape today, lie is a crack  rifle .shot, and intends" applying for  service with the colonial horse. The  Avidowed lady Decies has a. family  of three sons, all'seizing at the  front. She Avill sail shortly 'for  Cape Town to be near them.  Changes Among C. P. R. Officials.  There has been  a  shuffle among  the officials of the Canadian Pacific  at Nelson.    II. E. Beaslcy, assistant  superintendent of branches in Kootenay, goes to  Montreal  to  take a  position iu the  office  of  president  Shaughnessy.    The office of assistant   superintendent   is    abolished,  and captain  Troup, superintendent  of the steamboat lines of the company in  British  Columbia, will be  made  'superintendent   of   all   the  branch  roads  of   the  company in  Kooteneay in addition to his present duties^    Captain  Gore   of the  steamer Rossland will be made port"  captain at Nelson.    John Hamilton  AA'ill   be train  master   of   all   the  branch   lines   of the company in  Kootenay, and D. O. LeAA'is resident  engineer.    All   these   officials  Avill  haAre their headquarters at Nelson,  and   as   they   are    all    property-J  owers here it is not  likely that the  town will be anything  but  gainer  by their promotions. :  Mr. Beasley has been in Kootenay  for close on to fifteen year's, and his  departure for Montreal Avill be regretted by both old-time residents  of the district and old-time railway  men. As an official he is courteous  and obliging, and as a-citizen he is  respected.  Captain Troup's promotion AA'ill be  as Avell received as it i.s Avell earned,  for no man in the province has  done more to give the traA*eling  public first-class facilities and  accommodations. He is progressive  and broad-gauged, and Kootenay  and Yale will have the best that is  going in the way of steamboat and  railroad equipment.  John Hamilton is so Avell knoAvn  among railway men that he needs  no introduction, for he Avas on the  Pacific division before the right-of-  way A\*as_ cut. Captain Gore is  equally Avell knoAvn among the  steamboat men. D. 0. LcaaJs, tho  engineer, has been in the employ of  the company for a .dozen* years, aud  lias-made Nelson his home for three  years,        .   "   - *-       "  REPORT OF WARREN'S LOSS  BOERS TOOK 150 PRISONERS  At the Capture of Spion Kop.  Bonn  Hi-Ai.qrART.-i-s*,  Modders-  pruit,  Upper   Tugela, Wednesday.  January 24.���Via Lorcnso Marque/.,  January 23.���Some Vryheid burghers' outposts on the- highest hills of  the Spion  Kop  group rushed into  the laager, saying that the kop Avas  lost and .that the English had taken  it.    Reinforcements   Avere   ordered  lup, but nothing  could  be done for.  some time, the hill being enveloped  iii'thick mist.    At dawn the Heidelberg and Carolina contingents, supplemented" from other commandos,  began the ascent of the hill.    Three  spurs, precipitous projections,-faced  the Boer, -positions.    L'p  these the  advance   avus   made.     The   horses  Avere    left    under    the    first , lor-  ,race-of   rocks..  Scaling- the sleep  bank, the Bo..r_. found that/ the English had iinproA'ed  the opportunity  and entrenched   heavily.    Between  the  lines of trenches Avas  an open  veldt which'had to bo nr-lied under.  a heavy  fire, not only  from  rillos,  but of lydditcaud  shrapnel of  tho  field  guns.    Three forces  ascended  the throe spurs co-ordinately, under  cover   of the   fire from   the   I'reo  State Ivrupps  a crne.-ote  and   big  maxim.    The English tried to rush  the  Boers Avith   the   bayonet, but  their  infantry   Avent down   before  the rifle  fire.    The Boer   investing  party advanced step by  step  until  2 p. m. Avhen a Avhitc flag went up,  ami 130 men in   the front  trenches  surrendered, being sent sis prisoners  to the head laager.  Ed. Corning Burned Out.  Il__v'--i-S*ro_.rc,   January  2.S.  At  .���):.'.() this evening fire was discovered  in the basement of the Union hotel,  supposed to have originated in the  furnace room. Tho two fire brigades Avere on hand promptly, but  their efforts Avere unavailable. The  building and contents are a total  loss. The proprietor, I-_. Corning,  late of the Grand Pacific hotel,  Kamloops, has been in possession  but three daya.  Issued From Boer Headquarters,*  LoNi.ox/January 28.���During the.  morning and the earlier part of the  afternoon a placard bearing the  words "No Ncav.��" hung on the iron  railing in'front,of the Avar office.  About J.'p. in., hoAvever, the placard  was taken in, and'on' the bulletin  boards inside general Buller's long"  dispatch Avas displayed. , One comforting feature of the situation ia  the fact that general Buller's re-  retirement across the Tugela aa'_i.i  accomplished without loss. , ���  The Avar office does not give any  idea of the casualties of the taking  and holding of Spion Kop, but a report from the Boer headquarter*  -near- Ludysmith.-via-Loieir/.o- Mat--  que/., says that 1500 British dead-  were iei't on the battlefield. This  number is thought to include the  wounded.      ' -  The following despatch lias been  ���received in London from Pretoria,  dated ,.January 25th, via ��� Lorenzo  ���Marquez, January 2(Hh: "The goA--  ernm.'iit is advised that after heavy  .fighting near Spion Kop, .some  British on tho top, being .stormed,  hoisted a Avhitc flag. One hunched  "and fifty prisoners, God be thanked;  bnt Ave also had, to give spnjo'bravc  aud valuable lives." *   -      -    _  "The Boer' advance continued on  tho two kopjes, cast of Spion Kop.  Many,Boer*- Avere shot-, but so numerous Avero the burghers that the '  gaps filled .automatically. Toward  twilight they reached the summit  of the' second kopje, but did not  get further. The British maxima  belched'flame, but a Avail'of firing  niauscrs held thy British back.  Their centre, under this pressure,'  gradually gave way and broke,  abandoning the position. The  prisoners -.peak highly of the  braA-ery of tho burghers, avIio,  despising coA'er, stood against  the skyline of the summit  to shoot the Dublin Fusileers. sheltered in the trenches. Firing continued for some time, and then the  Fusileers and the Light Horse,  serving as infantry, throw up their  arms and rushed out of the trenches.  The effect of the abandonment of  Spion Kop by the Knglish can be  hardly ganged as yet. but it must  prove to be immense. Au unusually high proportion of lyddite shells  did not explode. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C MONDAY JANUARY 29, 1900  pring. Suits-  Now is a icood timo to select your spring suit or overcoat.   It may seem a little  ly early than wait until lines arc broken.   AVo have just re-  earlv, but  bettor buy  coi veil a larj_;u shipment of suits  tweed suits for men from ?_> up.  See oiu- l!=se!it Stivet suil.s for young men, tbe newest tluiiK out.  and light overcoats;, and will sell you serge and  Baker Street,  Nelson,, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  ��lte f&vibmxe.  It has been charged by the organs  o ' the bucking mine managers that  the membership of the miners'  unions is largely alien. Such assertions may be true. At Rossland  the following named members of  the local miners' union Avere reported on the sick list last Friday,  ���namely, Allen Cameron, Forrest  Fraser, Donald Martin, John Mc-  Pherson, C. J. Young, Chris Foley,  and Thomas Morgan. These names  do not sound like names from alien  lands. Instead, they sound like  those that appear among the casualties after a South African battle.  If-the, all-night service  of   the  local telephone company Avas what  it  is cracked up to.be, the  police  -���would-not-'have  so much  difficulty  in    apprehending     housebreakers.  After pumping four or five shots at  the   men   Avho   had    entered    his  residence on Saturday morning, Dr.  LaBau endeavored to summon the  police   by    telephone.        At    4:40  o'clock he  attempted to call up the  central office.    He-worked industriously, and in one hour and twenty  minutes  secured a reply from the  person at the ceutral  office who  is  supposed   to look   after the conir  j>any's all-night service. It happened,"'however, that   the instrument  in the doctor's residence is connected   with   the    instrument   in   his  suite   of  rooms down  town.    The  incessant     tinging     of   the    bell  awakened    the   occupant   of    the  rooms, Avho ascertained  what  AA'as  wanted, and Avent out and informed  the-police,   Whether the telephone  operator is a heavier  sleeper  than  tbe man in  the doctor's  offices, or  whether the all-night service took  a night off on the night in question,  or whether something  Avehfc Avrong  with the service just Avhen   it Avas  wanted, is a  trifling  detail Avhich  has not yet been figured out. Wheu  notified   the   police 'Avere   on   the  ground in a few moments.  Mil. P-tENT-CK- of Lillooet announces that he is not a turncoat,  but that he AA'ill be one when it  suits his coiiA'enience. There is one  thing sure, Mr. Prentice has seen  , his last term in the legislative  assembly. He has beeu a failure as  Avell as a turncoat, and people cannot stomach both.  medical reports, dealing Avith the  epdemics in Sheffield, Leicester and  Gloucester in England aro to the  same effect. Of those attacked  with the disease in Sheffield 7.S per  cent Avere persons avIio had been  vaccinated, while 67.6 percent were  persons who A\rere known as i.nvnc-  cinated. In Leicester, the percentage of vaccinated persons attacked  by the disease was 2.5, and those  knoAvn to. be uuvaccinated '65.8 per  cent. In Gloucester the: figures  Avere 8.8 per cent of vaccinated  persons, as against 40.3 per cent  unvaccinated. There are those  who say that there is no merit in  vaccination,.but the. preponderance  of evidence is admittedly against  the contention, both Avith respect  to liability of attack, and the severity of the disease in eAreut of attack..  There is no need for alarm in Nelson, but there is necessity for preventative measures.  delivered. The question Avas  brought up in the chamber today,  and prime minister Silvela in reply  said that the contract was signed  before the Avar, and the goA'ernment  had not prevented the exportation,  British .Prisoners Well Treated.  London, January 2S.���A private  letter, from a British officer who is  a prisoner at Pretoria, says he has  received from home letters and  money sent him in care of the United States consul, the Transvaal  officers having arranged for cashing  the checks for a reasonable amount  Avhen they are countersigned by his  superior officer. He quotes this  passage, f rorti Winston Churchill's  letter of protest to the TransA'aal  goA'ernment for his detention, and  announcing his determination to  escape: "I will once more place on  record my appreciation of the kindness shown to me and other prisoners, and my admiration of the  chivalrous aud humane character  of the republican forces. I shall always retain a feeling of high respect for the. seA'eral classes of  burghers I haA'e met."  ^ . '^''^'SZj'S^ 'jn '*S! ' 'mm *<S?>' f!m, **^'' ^______^___________T _2___J~*^'* ^' '^':' fm"'�����������>-^ '^ ' *SLl^ ' _��lj_!___J ^ '��?���<��!.* fi!. '&���'*E^''<!*'?'^-.'^ '.<��'<**'.  FBEE BEMING  of Table Cloths, Sheets  Pillow Cases, E(c,  j  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Tub people of Nelson  all in their power to  liealth  officer.,   in  their  should do  assist the  efforts to  !_ prevent-thc-iutioduci-ion-of- s.nall-  '  pox into  this  city  from Spokane.  * Aside from the loss of life, which  >   accompanies a smallpox epidemic,  * there are also the city's commercial  | interests Avhich Avould suffer. The  "  smallpox epidemic in Victoria was  not marked by A*ery many deaths,  ��� but it cost the merchants  of  the  capital many thousands of dollars  . in loss of trade. Many mouths after  ' the scourge hud been stamped out,  ' it continued to have a blighting  ' effect upon local trade. The beat*  ', assistance Avhich the people can  . render to the authorities is to vac-  ; ornate.^ The authorities Avill look  | after those coming into the city,  i The citizens should look after them-  j selves.    Should a case of smallpox  ��� present itself, or even a suspected  case, it should be  immediately  re-  r ported to'the authorities. It Avould  | be well to make this duty obligatory  | upon all householders.  -A_-3to  tbe merits of  vaccination  ns   a   preventative   for   smallpox,  ��� there is "not much question. A recent royal commission's report sets  out that out of 1000 given cases,  but 01 Avere patents who had been  vaccinated; and of these 01 all recovered from tho disease. Of the  whole number, 077 AA'ere patients  who confessedly had not been vaccinated ; of whom 383 died. These  figures  speak for themseJ V-.h,    The  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the Phair.���F. Sterafield,  New York; A. Kelby, Brandon; P.  Wilgress aud son, Greenwood; J. E.  Davidson, W. S. Stout, Mrs. Park-:  hurst, Toronto; J. A.. Wright,  Montreal; J. T. A. Abelspides, London; T. Livct, Winnipeg; B. Inglis,  Chicago; J. A. Davis, Rossland. .  At the Queens.���-D. Bain, Chicago; It.-, Dandy,.- Brandon; J. J.  Roberts; Fernie; J. Keys, F. Stranger, Trail; F. A.   Card,  Vancouver.  At the Madden.--E. W. Bolton,  E. HayAA'ard, Greenwood.  At the Grand Central.���A. K.  Watter, Kuskonook; II. B. Seeby,  Boston, Mass.; D. H. Patterson,  Moyie; J. A. Kelly and wife,- T.  Allen, Spokane.  At the Hu.me.���John Paul, Ymir;  James T. Gates, city; Samuel Vila,  Hamilton; Miss Grace Swat, Kaslo;  V. P. Mathison, Cleveland; T. D: D.  Floyd, Toronto; C. G. Griffin, Ontario PoAA'der, Works; Henry Lyon,  Ontario Powder Works; C. Mc-  Cready, Vancouver; E. W. Turner,  Toronto; D. D. Stewart, Winnipeg;  .f. LaAVrence, Itobson; J. O. MeLeod,  Vancouver; J. G. Wilson, Vancouver; Dr. J. A. Fagan, New West-  min&ter; W. J. Anderson, Toronto;  G. Buscombo, Vancouver; S. M. B.  Smith, Victoria; C. J. Fagan,,. Victoria; Charles Moore, Vancouver;  W. P. Smyth, Victoria; F. D.  Whyte, Toronto; J. A. Taperton,  Vancouver; II. J. Madill, Winnipeg;  F. It. SteAvart, Vancouver; W. Ely,  Vancouver.    Will Avenge the Murders.  Ei, Paso, Texas,  January 28.���  Friends of George Lunt and Charles  Burns, of   El Paso,   reported last  night to have beeu killed with six  other Americans by general lorres,  at the recent roundup of the Yaaqui  I ntlians, today made formal application to  the ��� United States  consul,  Charles " Wv1'Kiudrick7 at-Juarez  Mexico, for a fuller investigation of  the affair.    Consul  Kitulrick  notified the state department, and telegraphed    the    consular   agent   at  Guayamas, Mexico, for a  complete  report.    Reports from Maeo, Arizona,   received   today, confirm  the  killing of the six Americans.^ II. ,1.  Cqrbuin,   now   hero   from  Nisbee,  Arizona,   says   the   cowboys    and  miners   in   southern   Arizona and  Mexico have organized, and are preparing to invade Sonoraand avenge  tho murder of tho six prospectors.  American Beef for Buller.  Fi&Di-AY, Ohio, January 28.���A  consignment of cattle, occupying,  IS cars, Avas shipped to Newport  News yesterday, and thence by ship  to Durban, South Africa, by a  stockman here, Avhero the cattle  Avere pm chased by a man named  Woodward of Chicago, purchasing  agent of the British government.  The cattle cost upwards of $10,000,  and are for the use of Buller's army  before Ladysmith.  Will Not Assume the Title.  London, January 27.���Lord and  lady* Terence Blackwood have decided not to assume the title of earl  and countess of Ava, but to be  knoAvn as lord and lady Gland, -  boye, a title derived from the fani-  ily estate near Belfast.   Spain Will Not Interfere.  Madrid, January 28. -The Im-  parcial stated today that a factory  at Placcueia had been supplying  munition'**   to   Great   Britain,  and  Kruger Dislikes the Scotch.  President Kruger once said with  great bitterness: "It's not the English who worry me ; it's those confounded (verdomde) Scotch. There  would; never have been any Uitlau-  der difficulties if it had not been  for the. Scotchmen. . A Scotchman  Avould rather go without anything  than his political rights." President A. Lincoln, according to an  exchange, strange to say, said  pretty much the same thing. "First  thing au Englishman wants, when.'  he strikes America is a hotel; an  Irishman .wants a uniform, and a  Scotchman a vote���and then he  takes the rest."  Will Appoint a Commission.:  Hon. Hugh John Macdonald has  announced his intention of appointing a commission to inquire into the  financial affairs, of the province of  Manitoba. The premier Avas asked  for the names of the three commissioners last night, but said that  they had not yet been decided upon.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  WHITEWEARv  LINENS, COTTONS,   ETC.  CommencingMonday, January 21st.  Having received: our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Whitewear, Table Linens,..  Sheeti��_gsr 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.  INCORPORATED 1670.  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  '    Beets  Onions  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  Children's White Aprons, 40c up.;  Children's White Pinaforesy 50c up:  Children's Slips, Night Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies- White Aprons;25e up  Ladies'Corset Covers, 20c up  Ladies' Drawers, 25c pair; �� .. _  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Skirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50fi.up  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  White Table Damask from 45c up  White Table Napkins from $1.00 dozen  Bed Table Damasfc from i 35c up  Red. Table Damask fl-om $1.00- up    .-.  White;Cotton;Towels, 15c large size  Whiter Plain and Twilled Sheeting.:  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling front 5c up  Swiss,   Nainsook, and   Lawn  rrom 2hc per yard up  Embroideries.  FLOOR OIL CLOTHS from 35c yard up; CARPETS from 60c yard; odds, ends and*  remnants of DRESS GOO��>S. 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  Ladies' and ��� Children'  Woolen Vests and  Drawers, Bedueed. Prices  FRED IRVINE & CO.  ISeI��soPi- B.C.  91  Telephone S3  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 cents.  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 spend every evening of Uio week iu  seurch of-an_i_sC-!-C-i_,-1--__ gi\0 a-little timo-to  j0111-own social and mcii-fil improvement,  NIGHT. CLASSES  For all grades ot scholars will be opened at  the Business College.  Vicloria street on January 3_j_, 1000.  Avail yourselves of tl>i��� opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  Bool( Binding  AND  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  Nl._.SOX. H. C.  Canada Brag k Book Co.  NKLSON  Tociuce  lompany  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  A boarding anil day .school condncled bj flic  Sisfvfisof .St. Joseph of I'cacu. Jl N situated at  the corner of .Mill and Josephine streets in one of  'the best lesiduntial portion1; of Nelson, ami is  easily accessible f_ om al! parU of 1 lie oily.  The eour.-c of-tudy includes tho f<.n-U.rne..tal  and higher blanches of thorough Kfiglish education: 1-i.sinei*-! course-bookkeeping, slenog-  iaphv and typewriting. Science course -music;  \ ecu and irii.t' uincntnl, dra�� ing, etc. 1'lain art  and needlework, etc.  l'*or terras and particulars apply to the Sister  Superior.  Will open her  Kindergarten and  primary school in  THE ENGLISH  CHURCH school  room on the 2nd of January, KKK). Koi terms arid  all particulars apply to MTSS PALMER,  At losidence of Mrs. J. R. Itobcrthon, Baker  Street West.  Bool( Making  The Tribune Jias a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing department.    All kinds of  * i  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebinding done on short notice  The Nelson Saw aqd Plar]if|g Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by raii, barge or teams  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 Kelsorj Saw aqd Placing MiJlsr Limited  O-liee and Mills corner Hall and Front Stieots, Nclhon.  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   slocks   carried   at   Nefson   and  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  that (50,000 .sholJs had already bcon j Rossland.   Maii orders solicited  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Go.  _-_-_._._.-., UHITISH COMfSIHIA  Kootenay  BURNS^ BLOCK  Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffeo roasters and dealers in Tea and Coftoe.  GiFer fresh roasted coffee of beat quality aa  follows.  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......f  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Fine Santos, i pounds      1 00  Santos Blond, 5 pounds  1 00  Our Spooial Blend. 8 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Eoa&t. 6 pound*.  t 00  A tri<-l order polieittHl.   Solctroom 2 doors cast  o/ Oddfellows lilock, We*>t llitkcr street.  BLACKSJVIITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  A. R. BARKOW, A.M.I.C.E..  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenav Streets.  P_ O. Box 655). TKLEPflONJ. NO, 95  "Wagon ropairinsr promptly attended to iJy ts s  flrst-c'>ii's wheelwrighft.  Special attention given to all hinds of Repair- S  Snjc arid custom work from outside polii?*.. fi  Shop:   Hall St., between Baker and Vernon'  ge ya  WOOD FOR SALE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  AXV LENGTHS  Leave orders nl Old Ctii'io.ity Shop, on Jo-iU"-  1-hine iitiocl. C 11. lilGllAiS.  Tlio best value for the money in the maikcfc  for all purposes.  TKitMS cash     W. P. Tierj-I-V, General Asrcnt  Telephone 147.    Oillce iv ith C. li. J. Christie.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Itliododcndrons, Uohei, Kincy l-verBrecn-!,  SfugJiola*., Uulbs, new crop Lawn Grass Si-ul for  present or -.pl'iiif); plnntitijf. Lmyest and inOht  complete stack _n ^'csU'rn Canada, ("all und  make your .-elections or send for catalogue, Address at nur.ser} ground**, and fneenliousc,  Al. .1. JIKNRV.  IWXKj Wesliniiwter Hoad, V.uil'ou . cr, IJ. C. THE TMBWE? NELSO^B"C., MONDAY; JANUARY' 29. 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL,  REST .....  all paid up.  $12,000,003  .    6,000,000  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  lion. George A. 1-Tiimmond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Manager  1  NKLSON ..RANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  l.ranches in Loxnox (England). New Yokjc,  CuiCAiiO, and all the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Kxcliange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Elo.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  ./'  Savings Bank Branch  ���CU1_1-E-.T KATE OK  --.TRUEST -'AID.  BUSKIN'S LOVE  AFFAIR.  John Ruskin, who died in London  on January 20th, had an eventful,  career. Briefly told, the facts of  Ruskin's life are these: He inherited a fortune of nearly a million  dollars. He became the greatest  art critic in England.- He married  one of the most beautiful women iu  ;the British empire. But, after a  short married life, he discovered  that his adored Avife loved another  man and was loved in return.  With magnificent self-abnegation  he divorced her in order that she  might.marry his rival) who was also  his friend..: He gave her away at  the altar, and ever afterwards lived  unwedded. His last years have been  subject'to. recurrent attacks of in-,  sanity, and uoav the master mind,  "magnificent though in ruins," is  stilled forever.  No =loArc sfory of the century  equals in its splendid unselfishness  and devotion that of John Ruskin.  No love of the century Avas more  exalted and happy than that of his  Avife after she Avas Avedded to the  man she loved.  John Ruskin Avas born on tho 8th  of February. 1S19, the son of a  Avealthy Avine.merchant of London.,  To his father he owed his artistic  bent; but to his mother, a sailor's  daughter, and his aunts, one a baker's Avife, the other a tanner's, he  also owed much in the formation of  his character.  It is only, two years ago since the  woman Avho for a feAV short months  was Ruskin's wife died. It is only  three years ago that the man avIio  Avon her from Ruskin succumbed to  painful disease and left the Avorld  saddened by his death.'  Ruskin-Avas married to Euphemia  Chahnefs in 1S3S Avhon he avjis 34.  years old. She Avas nearly a dozen  years his junior, a girl of surpassing  beauty. lie lo\*ed her with the  absorbing self-forgetting -leA-*otion  that comes but once in a lifetime,  aud Avas never tired of talking of  her and telling of her beauty.  One day John Millais, a young  paiute.1 of promise, came to dine  Avith the Ruskins. He Avas about 24  years old and one of the handsomest men " that eA*er lived���tall,  strong and with the face of a Greek  god.  , The-young Avife as she first ap-  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE   AGENTS���t   ���  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B.-C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  paired to Millais, AA'as also a vision  of beauty, grace and purity. To  his dying day Millais repeated  times Avithout number that in no  other Avoman had lie ever found so  perfect an incarnation of IoA'eliness.  The young painter, attracted by  the unusual physicial beauty of his  preceptor's wife, learned all too  soon the sweetness AA'hich made her  character the realization of his  eA*ery ideal, aud Avith the keen, unerring eyes of love he divined her  unhappincss. Ruskin's temperament and that of his wife AA'ere  radically opposed.'  The very fact that John Ruskin  neA'cr doubted his wife's happiness  until Millais came into his life, and  that as soon as he. recognized it he  took steps to repair ��� it, speaks  volumes for the innocence and purity of tho AA'oman concerned. Millais saAv with a clearer-vision,'he  noted all these conditions plainly  enough, but he AA'as a honest young  fellow, and although his heart almost broke at the thought, he resolved to quit England, where the  only -woman he could e\*er love  dwelt as the Avife of another man  and that man his friend.  So Millais, the student, told Ruskin, the guide and friend, the mentor and prophet, of his intention,  aud Ruskin recklessly defied the  gods by insisting that Millais should  remain by .protesting that his future demanded it, and before the  half-dazed painter realized what it  all must mean, he found himself,  through his preceptor's .commands,  daily at Ruskin's studio, daily his  guest. at dinner. The picture of  "The Huguenot Lovers" AA'as at this  time first contemplated, and after-  Avards executed, Avith Mrs. Ruskin,  at her husband's suggestion, posing  for the figure of the woman.  The picture Avas almost  pleted. At the last sitting  Ruskin, to Avhom Millais had  erto neA*er spoken a Avord of  stood by the  can\-as,  looking  On  application wc will quote you rate1? on  Fire, Life, Accident und Plato.Glass Insurance  AG PINTS FOR J. & J. TAYLOR SAFKS    ,  FOR SALE  HUSIXI-S- AND HIS-DKNTIAT. I��KOPKHTV '  ��� by 1120 -with' improvements, south side  Vernon street $5000  50 by 120 corner of linker and Hall htrcetn,  ,   Paiticular*. Riven on .ipplication.  2. lot*, with cottage, rente.! at��15 per month,  "Victorias.-eel ' $3_-00  2 lots with cottage, rented at $20 per month,  '   Stanley street  ...._..83000  i lots including corner, 200 foot frontage ... .91200  For Residential Property you could not do  better, Mian invest in Knirview, commonly  known as l.oguslown, especially now that the  tramway is completed and in operation.  For particulars apply to above Arm, West  Baker Street, Nelson.  REAL ESTATE;  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of ISank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  BEWARE OF SMALLPOX  GO TO  Charles D. J, Christie  AND GET  A policy which will secure to you $15 per wcek  jf you are so unfortunate us la cah.li smallpox.  Prices .-.'and ?i.   K-iiied here.  COIU-  Mrs.  .hith-  love,  long  and earnestly into tho face of the  Huguenot lover. - Millais and she  were alone. The Avoman. raised her  searching eyes Froin the painting to  ineeD those'of the painter. In that  instant -both recognized the Jove  they thought could never know fulfillment. Millais opened his arms,  and took .the woman to Ills heart in  a long embrace wliich he honestly  meant as a farewell.  For days after that Mrs. Ruskin  did not see Millais. She aA*oided  him in every possible Avay. John  Ruskin, silent and taciturn, studied  the painting, "The' Huguenot  Lovers." What he had not seen in  the,eyes of the living man aud Avoman he recognized in t-ha eyes of  the painted figures. In the expression of the heart-broken faces of  the Huguenot lovers Ruskin saw  the whole truth.  Then John performed an act of  supremest wisdom, of magnificent  courage. lie neither raved nor  shouted nor vilified his Avife.   He  ffULL line of  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast,  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and'  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WHAT VOV WANT IS NOT IX STOCK  VI- WILL JI.IKR IT I''OK VOU  CALL AND GET PRICES.  HALT. AND LUCK S_ I.KKTS, Nl_I_5_O.V  Corto-ors and Builders  Vniih DO WELL TO  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A largo stock of first-class dry material on  hand, also a full line of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard.  Foot of Hondryac street, Nelson  To-mhono-M dofjn Rae? Agent  neither suspected hev... honor nor  that of the man who was_.her lover,  He sacrificed his life for the woman;  sacrificed it in the,, most-literal  sense.  He gave up his most., precious  treasure���the woman whose-happiness Avas dearer to him,- than his  own. Quietly and .without-, heroics  Ruskin told his Avife that: he had  divined her secret. He desired, he  said, aboATe all things, that she  should be a happy Avife.; He! could  see that the love he had not been so  fortunate as to evoke in her -.she  gaA*e to the man.. Avhose character  and attributes he believed, honestly  Avere Avorthy of it. He AvasVdeter-  mined that he should not  ruin the happiness of two lives.  He insisted upon a divorce, Avhich  he himself Avould undertake to secure, and he was as good as his  word.  Mrs. Ruskin, Avithout the slightest  scandal, Avithout the shadow of imputation upon her - character, was  diA'orced with the. court's consent  to herresuming her maiden name.;  Three months.after the, decree was.  granted, Miss Euphemia Chalmers  was married to John Millais, esq.,,  and the bride was given . to her  husband at the alter by John  Ruskin.  This called forth a haughty rebuke from Queen Victoria, Avho refused to recognize Lady Millais,:  as she afterwards became, ��� until  Avithin a year of sir John's death.  In thus giving into the arms of  another the Avife whom he adored,  John Ruskin Avas simply following  out his own creed of ethics.: In  A*ulgar parlance, he Avas practising  Avhat ho preached. In: that he;  showed himself more sincere than  most men. Perhaps he. found his  reward-in- the knowledge that the  woman he loved Avas royally- generously -happy.-  When sir John Millias, presiden t  of the Royal Academy,Avas stricken  with illness, the physicians- pronounced it cancer of the throat;ih  a virulent form. Sir. John.: himself:  Avas kept in ignorance of the serious nature of his sickness, but. .his  wife was told, and the -physicians  tried: to extort from- her the promise that she Avould not approach  the patient.  No sooner had the doctors left  her after giving her this intelligence  than she Avent to her husband's bedside, bout down and deliberately  kissed him.  The Avife knew that Avith her  kisses she courted-most agoilixiug  death. It^vas the death her be-  loA'ed muse suffered. She had  shared his life ; they had been .one  in e\7erything; she resolved that  he Avhom she loved better than life  should help her to the death she  chose because it Avas his.  Sir John died in August, 189.5,  and lady Millais died of the same  disease, cancer of the throat, in  December of the following year.  Buskin's career may be considered  an ideal, one. lie always had a  quick sympathy with the Avorking  people, and strove Avith philanthropic zeal his life tlirough to  better their surroundings and conditions, and to inspire them to  struggle patiently and noblj-*, and  to AA'ork honestly. One of his most  striking characteristics Avas his  generosity. His fortune of $S50,000  has long since been spent in donations, in educational foundations,  in the" establishment of museums,  etcv,_and in- open-handed "charity."  Even from the sale of his books he  only permitted a profit to accrue to  him large enough to meet his  necessary Avants. Nor has he failed  in other Avays to live up to the  standard demanded by his own  teaching. So long as lie had money  to spend he took not a penny of interest for money that he could not  employ in labor-sustaining investment.  He also promoted a  Well,  (1300)  fancy  <B  rather. We received an entire car,  of  chairs  last  Tuesday,   containing  diners (in suits or otherwise), fancy  rockers in. cobbler seat or wood* cheaper  dining, chairs finished in golden oak and  cheaper onfes still suitable.for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office tilt-  ers in: the lot. So you can'tstick ���-. us ��������� on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  Head Office at  NELSON, B.C.  Wholesale and Retail  DeaIers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,,'... Silverton,. .New.;  ' Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid.:  way,  and Vancouver-  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  W^t!^i^^^t0h^Mk.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH HAM��^AtiTEa/Ma^TS.  FISH  Baker Street, Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  AND-POULTRY IN SEASOIST  gered up to the bar and threw doAvn  a half dollar.  "Gimme drink!" he growled.  McGarry arose to wait on him ar d  handed out a bottle, from which  the customer filled a big glass to  the very brim. Jim AAratched this  sacrilege in horrified amazement  No one had eA'er dared insult his  good liquor in such manner before.  "Mefr-rind," he gasped at length,  "AA'onldu't ye loike t''have a mug?"  The stranger leaned OA'er the bar,  and looked him straight in the eye.  "See here, dad," he remarked,  '���I'm pay in' for this drink, ain't I?  Aud I'm drinkin' it. I ain't no  babe, an' I knoAV--Avhat- kind of a  drink I want. See that money under your nose? It's to.pay fer this  'ere booze. If fifteen cents aint  enough, take a quarter out'n it. If  a quarter ain't enough, take it all.  Don't you quarrel AA'ith no man's  drink. It takes more'n a swaller to  wet my throat, au' s'long 's I pay  fer it, it's none o' your business."  Jim took the coin with a dazed  look and, turning to the cash register, rang up fifteen cents. He stared  after the customer as he Avalked out  with the same puzzled expression  upon.his face. Then.he came over  to Avhere Jack .Avas silently sitting  and, after stroking his head with  an air of beAvilderment, he  meekly:  "Jack, I'd a' give th' whole  if I'd know'd Avhat t' say."  McGarry is an old man  iioav  said,  joint  has lately retiiedTrom the saloon  business with an ample supply of  the Avorld's goods. Those avIio  know him best, however, Avill not  be surprised to see his name again  in gold letters upon the door of  some prominent "resort," for he is  restless since he retired from active  business, and seems to feel out of  his element. But his old-time  customers and cronies are among  the memories ; the politicians dead  or relegated to obli\'ion ; the newspapers serA'ed by young men avIio  knoAV not the name of McGarry. It  almost seems that the old man has  lived his life and played his part,  and has no place among the altered  conditions of the city of his adoption.  Yet-Jim McGarry has not lived  in vain, for from him Mr. Dunne  obtained the material for the delightful character of "Martin  Dooley," Avhich has convulsed the  whole Avorld with laughter.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner \Tcrnon and  . Josephine streets, .wholesale grocers und  jobbers inblankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  maekinaws and miners' sundries.  A.  J��OOTENAY  grocers.  SUPPLY   COMPANY,. LIMI-  and  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  TOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-  "    son, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Nel-  CROAV'S  NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  COAL.  NEST PASS  COAL  sale dealers in coal ar   St. Bai'be. Agent. Baker street, Nelson   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Bakerand Josephine  ���   -Streets, Nelson, \v'   ware and  mining  Powder Co.  holesalo dealers in fiard-  supplies.    Agentsfor Giant  T .AAV11ENCE  1-i   Baker St.,  MEALS  CENTS  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS-BY MAIL.RECEIVE CABEF.UL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  W. P. DIOR-SON  B. H. H._APF__.BWHAIT__1  J: McPH-SB  Kooteqay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  '    ' ��� c  Complete Electric Bqulpinente for EUectj-io Power Transmission and XJghtlai? for  Miaet-, Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones. Annunciators, Bite.  P. O. Box 608. Josephine Street, Kelson, B. O.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S^ HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and  ed with Hot Air.  Heat-  put into operation looking toward  educating and ennobling the toilers,  ���nid giving to their glooray lives  something more of sunshine aud  joy, were such that ha determined  to dispose of all Ihe remainder of  his wealth, except a sum sui.ieient  to yield Mm $1500 a year on which  to Jive,  THE    REAL     MARTIN - DOOLEY.  Avork for reclaiming Avaste land outside of Loudon. This Jam! was used for the  aid of unfortunate men who Avished  to rise again from the state in  which they had fallen through cruel  social conditions and their oavii'  weaknesses.  Ruskin had also eA*er been liberal  in aiding poor artists, and did much'  to encourage the artistic taste  among the young. I3y 1877 he had  disposed of three-fourths of his inheritance, besides nil the income  from his books. But the calls of  the poor and the plans he Avished to  Hard Coal  Anlhrueite  GREAT SEDUCTION  S9.65|S��drXcst   $6.15  DELIVERED  TKU.-MIO.VI_  33  0. W. West & Co.  W. Starmer Sn]ith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ollice Ward Strccl, Opposite Opcr.i Hwi-.e  It is something of an injustice to  Mr. Finley Peter Dunne to insinuate  that the quaint and profound character of "Mr. Dooley" originated  otherwise than in Mr. Dunne's fertile imagination. Yet, as is Avell  known in Chicago, the Dooly papers  Avere successors to a sei'ies of clever  sketches Avritten around the charm-  -ing-and-versatile-personality-of-Mr.  James McGarry, a politician, philosopher and saloon-keeper affectionately remembered in Chicago since  long before the great fire.  Mr. McGarry's place AA'as three  dooi's north of the Tribune office, on  Dearborn street, and the neAVspaper  boys early discovered "'genial Jim,"  and learned to love him. During  the mayoralty of the first Carter  Harrison, MeGarry's saloon became  the resort of the City Hall politicians, and old Carter himself, Avould  frequently slip away ii'om his office  to lunch at McGarry's and take a  fifteen minute nap afterward* upon  the big sofa in tlio little back room  behind the bar,  Mr. McGarry Avas born in Ireland,  but emigrated to America in his  early youth, lie is a man of stalwart���almost gigantic���frame, Avith  a smooth-shaven face as round and  red as a liar vest moon, and shrewd  gray eyes that tAvinkle from beneath heavy brows. His nose is  sufficiently prominent to luu*e Avon  for him the sobriquet of "Cyrano,"  since Mr. Mansfield introduced that  character to Chicago audiences.  His conA'crsationtil power;, are  fairly unlimited, and it Avas this  quality that early endeared McGarry to the politicians and newspaper men. Jim Avat. thoroughly  posted every current topic, but politics Avas his "sthr-rong holt," and  he Avas most positive iu conveying  his ideas and coimctions to his  hearers, brooking no contradiction  under any circumstances.  Along in '92 and '��>!_, avJioii Pete  Dunne was Sunday editor of the  Tribune, he discovered and frequented McGarry's place and became much interested in the pecul  iar character of its proprietor. -In  some of his humorous articles Mr.  Dunne began to make references to  and quotations from Jim McGarry,  to the amusement and delight of all  avIio kneAv him.'  These at first pleased McGarry,  but soon he became suspicious that  Pete's references were not Avholly  complimentary. When Dunne  moved over to the Post, and PoAvers  began to illustrate these sketches  Avith Avonderful pictures of McGarry, in a loud-figured A'est and  shirt sleeA'os, in the act of declaiming to his hearers, the victim's patience AA-as [exhausted, and he made  a call of protest upon the man avJio  AA*as fast making him famous.  "Pete," said he, "ye'llhave t' quit  -it;���Th'-bys_do be_guyin''Ui' loife"  ouc'n mo; an' 'f I see me name in th*  paypers again I'll sue yez f'r alley-  mony'z shore's hell."  So Mr. Dunne, out of his consideration for his friend's feelings,  changed the name to "colonel Mc-  Neary," avIio thereafter figured in  his sketches for n period of nearly  two years. Hut Powers' depicted  colonel McXeary in the same checkered A*e.-.t and Avith the .^amo profound features that had .-haracter-  is-ed hi1*, illustrations of McGarry, so.  none of the Post's readers avus deceived by the change of name:  Again McGarry made a pilgrimage  to Dunne's office, but- this time it  AVas to plead, rather than threaten.  "Pete," lie began, despondently,  "ye'\re mint me repetition. I don't  dare .-how me face in me own house.  Whimiiver 1 opens th'dure me wife  'n' childer begins kiddin' me 'bout  McXeary, an' even me fav'rit barber  asks me this mornin' f'r th' loan iA-'  me fancy vist."  After this piteous appeal "colonel  MeXeary" likewise disappeared, aud  when, shortly after, "Mr. Dooley"  Avas introduced to the public, all  personal references to McGarry were  eliminated from Mr. Dunne's articles.  But the rich dialect of Dooley ii**  tho dialect of McGarry, and tho  Dooley philosophy is directly in line  with the philosophy of McGarry in  his palmiest days.  There is but one instance on record of McGarry's failing to find  words to express his feelings. At  one time Jack .Shay was sitting Avith  him in the bar-room, when n big  and remarkably " tough " looking  fellow entered, lie was dressed in  abhio  flannel  shirt, and ho sAvag-  harge comfortable bodrooms and  first-clans  dJbi-ig-rooin. Sample rooms tor commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IVJrs- E. C. Clarke, Prop.  r._m: or im: kovai, i[ori:r.. c--.oaky  iVjadden House  linker and AA'tird  Streets, NeKou  Tho only hotel In Nelson that has remained  tinder ono management Hinca 1890.  The bod-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by the best domes-  tie and imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN". Proprietor.  HAl-DAVARR   rCOiAIPANT-  .  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers  iri  hardwaro and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies.    VANCOUVl-I. HARDAVA-IE COMPANY,  I_I_.IITKn-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, pluiu-  bers and tinsmiths'supplies.       CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO.; LIMITED.-Corner-Vernon-  and Cedar streots, Nelson, manufacturer*.  of and wholcsalcdcalers in Derated waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  ininoral water.  ..    ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TKETZEI. & CO.-Corner Baker fnnd  ��� Josephino streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in asavyers supplies. Agents ;for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS, AND DRY G00DS.  TURNEH, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  and Josephine streots. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigara and dry goods. Ajjenli.  foe P.ibst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Co. of Calgary.      '       .    _  ^COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.       ~  -Baker street. Nelson,  --   _ �����   in   liquors,   cigar...  cement, lire brick and (Ire clay, w.iter pipe and  steel rails, and general eommi'-'ion merchant*..  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN & ICEK .MILLING COMPANY  1/i'D.���Front street, Nelion, wholesale dealer*, in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and trrain.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New AVost-  O-inster.  ~ .     CIGARST       "  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.-Corner Baker and Hall streets. Nelson, manufacturer.* of "Rojal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.     .        ��  PAINTS~AIfD   OILS.        ^~  NF.LSON IIAUDAVARK COMPANY-Baker  Street���AVholc'-ale dbalers iu painte. oils  nnd brushes of all kinds. Largest Stock in  Kootenay.  FRESH AND SALT MEATS,  BURNS &   CO.���Baker   street,   Nelson,  whoicale dealero in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storaicc.  H J. EVANS & CO.-  ���   wholesale    dealers  P.  B. C. HOTEL  ERIE. B. C.  POWDER, CAPS  ���Q-AMILTON   POWDER  Kirst-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquors and cigars. Every comfort fqr_trftii8-0r__  mid resident guests.- "   - "    .-      ";   ,  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  .lOSl-PH CAMPl-l-LI-, Proprietor.  A Big�� Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  n.i.sii  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  The he.l glas*. of beer lo be had ift NeS-.on'i'. nt  TIIK CLUB HOTEL  Corner Silica and  Stanley Street*..  L J. mmm, Prop.  HALCYON WATER  IS NO EXPERIMENT.  Tho     medicinal    value*'   of    HALCYON  AVATKli  lux*,   bean  proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly,  Vernon Street    Thorpe ��S_ Co.  B. HEISTERER 8c CO.  nimwhui and norn.-;]-.') ok  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  PitMupt and I'OKlJ-lar  ���---���liv.'ry to the trade  Brewery at Nelson  NOTICE.  I have tin*: day nt II tiVlOck impounded :  One bay mure, line while hind foot. ~lar in  t-kifuhc'iil. about I'ifthl ycar-i nlil.  One lm_ home, white siar in rorvhend, hind  Itoof badly -plii, itlioul ten yetir*. old.  Uwiien. may relcvi'-i: (he witneby pa.- iriitch.-i'Kus  K. .McOKKOOR, (*itv I'otmd Keeper.  Ni'l-on, Jiiuti.tr) ::0ll(, I!��)0.  AND FUSE.  COMPANV'-Raker  street NelhOn, mantifacturer. of. dynamite,  sporting, htumping and black blasting powder-*),  w-iolomilo dealers in caps and fu.se, and electric  bl -htinj; apparatus.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FEUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY���Vernon  htrei't, Nclion, t. holewilo dealers in provis-  ioi)_, pioduce, and fruits.   Agents for Swift &_  "Corbacon and hams.  T Y. Gill WIS & CO.-Corrier A'ernon and  ���J ��� Josephine streets Nel*ion, v. hole-^ile dealers  in provisions, cured mckilp, butter and esK*!.  H. STEWART & CO.���AVarehoiihC . onC. I'.  11. track, foot of Stanley _treet. Nelson,  v.holes-lie dealer*, in provisions, produce .and  fruit**.. Cold Morale. Agents Armour & Co 's  bacon, hams, lard and other products.  MANITOBA I'UOnU-CK AND COMMISSION-  CO.,Ltd, ��� Nelson   brunch,   II.ill   htrvou  Wholo-ulo dealers in butter, cifj{S and cheese.  SASH AND DOORS.     ~  NKLSON SAW AND I'LANING MILLS  LIMITED Corner Kroirt, and Hall htnaoto,  NcImoii, mat-uhu-lun'rH of and wholesale dealers  in siihU and door..-,nllkintls of factory work made  to otder.  .WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA AVINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nol-  M>it, w-ioIt-N-le dealers In Miuf_ (cams And hulk)  and doiiioMle andimporU'd cl��ai_!.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nelson Ixxlge. No,  25, Kidphts of Pythias, meets in I. O. O. K.  Hall, corner Jlakor and Kootenai* htroots. every  Tuesday evening at & o'clock,   A'isltl-lg Knights  cordially invited to attend,  T. LILLIE. C. C.      It, G. JOY. 1C of R. & S. ,  NKLSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. _r. & A. M,  Moots second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourninjf brethren invited.  NELSON L. O. L.. No. 1(_92. meets In LO. O.'lK  Hall, corner Uaker and ICootenay sttuet^,  1st and 3rd   Fridaj   of each month,   A'isitlnK  brothc-*.. cordially invited,  it. Rom win, W.M. W. Cit f\\ t'tiuii, Itoe.-Scc.  NELSON MIX1K, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of EaKlcs, meets e.ery second and fourtli  AVednesday incach month  in Fraternity HstL  Virtitim. brethren welcome.  W. (ios.M.11. Prosidont,  Cn tja.i s |'no���vi k, Secrot.u*y  <SON MINERS' UNION SO. ��i. W. V. ot  Meets in itumrs' union Kiotiis, north-  fa-l I'orner Vit'tori.i ami ICuutim-iy ^tieol-. * very  S.itunlny eteniut. m S o'clock. Visitit'u members welcome.  Jamk.-i Wfi.tci-s, Socy,    Cn.t.s. A. M0K.U1 l'res.  rnilK 1  ���*���   111  ���J^KLSC  rt'i;ulur tm'iitiiiK- of the C.irpenlors' Union  e Ji.'ld on   AVcdue-iliiy  ���Id on AVi-dite-diiy evemni? of encli  week, al 7 o'clock, iu the Miner-' Union hull cor-  n*T Victoria ami ICuntenuv' street*.  It. ROUINSOV, Presfilent.  JAMKS CULLING, Secretary.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART & OAHRIK���ArohlUMJta.   Rooms 7  and & Aberdeen Week, Ba__.ec utrest. Kel_o*-i. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C., MONDAY JANUARY 29, 1900  li:!?  I' ,;  I-11-'  i  r  L  i  ...  ���, ? v  I  J'_  r  fa  ���-  1 *  M  I  %  I  I'A  I  la  l��  is*  JUi  RECEIVED  IT  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fall ancl 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  CITY LOCAL NEWS  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  l> had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Kar��] Cabinet Crand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qnufii-ior Monhmoc   New Raymond. Wheeler. & Wilson, White,  OtJWIIIg lf|dUHir|Bi>   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.  ��� j_.    I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.  :  . Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  An Italian lumberman aa'.is found  helplessly drunk on Josephine  street on Saturday night. When  searched at the polite cells, a Avad  containing $160 in bills was discovered iu his clothes.  Three suspicious characters are  in the lockup, the theory being that  they know something of the burglaries at Dr. Lai.au's residence  and the Prosser aud Old Curiosity  secondhand stores. Two of them  were released from the provincial  jail only a month ago. The third  was found to have on his person a  Avatch, several razors and some  trinkets Avhich Prosser is prepared  to swear came from his shop.  George Webster, avIio resides near  the Canada Drug Company's establishment, found four or five pounds  of dynamite in sticks kicking  around on the street near his place  yesterday. He gathered up the  explosive and brought it to police  headquarters.  It is semi-official] y announced  that ex-mayor Neelands and his  brothers, James and Samuel, .will  leave for South Africa in the course  of a month or six Aveeks, or as soon  as they can dispose of their real  and personal property in Nelson.  The reason given for this change of  location is that South Africa presents a better field for speculation  than British Columbia.  The mild epidemic of typhoid  Avhich has been prevalent of late  seems to have come to an end. The  last typhoid patient received at the  general hospital came in a week  ago. It Avas that of a lad avIio lived  near Cottonwood creek and used  the Avater from this source, to which  fact is attributed his illness.  Dr. Fagan, of New Westminster,  secretary of the provincial board of  health, arrived in Nelson on Saturday night and left for the south  Sunday morning. He stated that  medical men would bo stationed at  the more important crossing points  in addition to the inspectors already  ����&%%%%%%%%&%&��%^%&&%^%%%&fyft%%fy%��fy&%%%%%  ~r&  '-a*.  iscount  AT A. FERLAND'S  Having just returned from tho -Eastern  Markets. Avhere 1  have been  purchasing  Spring  Goods which   are  now in transit   to  Nelson, and to make I'oom   for the same, aa*c Avill   for the  next   ten   days   do  away Avitli   the ordinary profit ant!   sell   goods at  10 per  cent advance on  avhole-sale cost, this 10 per cent- being  just sufficient to pay freight charges.    This is an oppor-  _tunil.y__iiot_ofL''u_pr(.scntt'(i-to the public Here are a-few- sample -prices:  -           -'���-  m  m  Dress Goods  Dress Goods, regular price 65c, sale price . _. 40c  Dress Goods, regular price SI, sale, price '...." "... ��� 80c  Dress goods, regular price^ $1.50, sale price *. .*, $1.00  Black Grepon, regular price $2.50, sale price *. $1.75  Black Grepon, regular, price $2, sale price . $1.25  Black Peandesoie, (silk) regular price $1.50, sale price - - $1.00  Black Satin, regular price $1.50, sale price :.���....,.. .$1.00  Prints, regular prioe 10c, sale price ...-���" , '.  ���. 7c  Ladies' Silk Blouses,'regular price $5, sale price ...*...-.., _ ,  ��� .$3.30  Fancy Outing Flannel, regular price 12T-2c, sale price - 9c  Lsdies' Electric Seal Coats at ' , '. _ .' $35  A few Ladies' Jackets and Capes at ,..., . Less than "cost  appointed. Every precaution AA'ill  be taken to prevent smallpox cases  entering British Columbia, the pro--  a. incial government acting as if they  believed that an ounce of prevention would be better than a pound  of cure.  Engineer Brown, of the tug Ymir,  is suffering from a painfully crushed  finger, Avhich Avas caught Avhile  cleaning machinery the other day.  The Avound Avas.dressed at the general hospital.  II. G. Neelands has sold an undivided one-half interest in the lot  and building adjoining the Hudson's  Bay Company block on the east for  $-li-00. The lot has a- frontage of :_0  feet on Baker street, and the building, a two-story frame, is occupied  by the Imperial Bank and II. IVI.  Vincent, merchant tailor. It is said  the purchasers are connected Avith  the Gas & Coke Company.  The contractors will turn over  the land registry office to the provincial government Avithin two  Aveeks. How many Aveeks will  elapse before it is occupied and  used for the purposes for Avhich it  AA'as built.  As soon as the city authorities  give permission, the Canadian Pacific will fence in the Hat to the AA'est  of Railway street.  There AA'ill be a smoking concert,  for the benefit of the Sandon  Miners' Union, on Tuesday night, at  the Hotel Slocan, Kaslo.  SeA'eral fine,wild geese have been  seen during the last few days a  short distance up the lake. This is  regarded as an infallibteindication  that the balance of the Avinter season Avill be as open as the months  already passed.  L. P. Wolfe came doAvn on Saturday from the Fourth of July mine  on Coffee creek, bringing with him  an unusually fine specimen of steel-  galena ore. ,lt is from a continuation of the lead disclosed by aneAv  crosscut about 150 feet beloAA' tho  present workings, thereby indicating  a splendid body of ore.  Arthur Ferland returned from  the east on Saturda}', Avhere he Avas  on a purchasing tiip. He secured  the best bargains offering in the  Montreal and other eastern markets, and will open a special sale today of his present stock in order to  make room for new goods. The  company's announcement of thesale  appears'in another column, and deserves the attention of eA'eiy careful housekeeper.  Eeport Kelly Arrested.  Jake Serson came _. down from  Ymir last night and reported that  Kelly, the man wanted in connection with-the burglary at Dr. La-  Bau's residence, had been captured  during the day at Ymir. The story  was that 'Kelly went into a drug  store aud endeavored to have a bullet Avound in his arm dressed. The  description of the ' suspect having  been Avired ahead, ho Avas recognized and placed under arrest. On  the night of the but-glary one of  the men left his hat at Dr. LaBau's  house. This bore Kelly's name, and  as he Avas Avell known to the police  a description AA'as readily forwarded to officers at outlying  points. He is a tough character,  having put in tAA'o terms at the provincial jail here, and being known  to the police on the coast as well.  His last sentence only terminated a  feAV days since. The local police  authorities have not been informed-  as to the arrest.  CW  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction.. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  I  NK1.SOX  KASI.O  SAN DON'  NELSON RIFLES AT CHURCH  Had a Fine Turnout.  The patriotic service at St. Paul s  church yesterday afternoon Avas a  most interesting event. The Nelson company of the Rocky Mountain Rangers paraded under lieutenants Beer and Day, aud marched  to the church, headed by the smelter band. The company turned  out some 80 strong, and wore their  new headgear for the Iirst time. A  number of citizens Avitnessed the  formation of the parade and followed the militiamen along the line  of march on Baker street to Ward,  thence to the church by Victoria  street. Before the route AA'as taken  the company Avas photographed.  On entering St. Paul's the members  of the company remained standing  until the officers took their seats.  The church Avas crowded to the  doors, and many citizens were compelled to stand throughout the service, despite the extra accommodation afforded by the church officials. v  " The sermon, wliich .was delivered"*-^  by Rev.: Robert Frew, was most  carefully prepared. It was a sermon which is worth publishing, but  lack of space prevents its appearance this morning,  run sermon  During the service Mr. Kydd nnd  Mr. Grizzelle rendered solos, and a  quartette Avas contributed by Messrs  Chadbourn, Caldwell, Parkinson  and  Leicester.  Here's Bargains  rprs suits  >Wc li.ivo aboi.l 25 -..tits of good serviceable  Uvee.K odds ,iml eoc*. ol our $10and Sl'_.*.ii!js. nil  siVc*. i.i e m't he lot.   Take your elioiee fur .*7..">0-  Uoj's suits wmim ami nice, extia good Jorlit*  11<* prjc-C.  Uiulct wci_ra_ <.].(_-���_. il low in ice*-.  I-tiiif.'ai!.'- in ii-en'*. .mil boy's caps, soeki and  (ic-.   (Jmilitygood��� pi ices low.  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 niC ColKce Pols, (several designs) Knamelleil Handle l-ippcr.**:. Pudding Dishes, Tea  .-Celtics, etc., and the only place yon 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.  lUkcr Sheet,  Oppobitc Queen's, Hotel.  BROWN & CO.  11 ������_���>���  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  |S_5*E"''  Phone 8.  Box  57.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Pure bred poultry- for sale��� I  I-liicjj Minorca and (1 IS.in'C-rt Pljiiioulli Hoik  I'ockereK, large aud well marked, $__.(x>imc1_. W.  Hutliei'foi'd, Nelson. 1_. <".  CUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER 01-* Till- DAY  And I want to be in it. I have ju_t received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a $60,000 Block to choose from made to  your order at p' ices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Vesting? for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoiing in all its branches a specialty.  Lowes-b price..   Rooms 1 and 11, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  CLKAXIXG  AND  P.KPA IKING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR 0 W,V COODS MADK UP  OLD CLOTHES IMABJfl GOOD AS SEW  ARTHUR GEE     -  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  Monsoon  Is like all our goods  Monsoon Tea is always the same  Fop sale by  Tf]e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successors to _tl. Dc-Mt. isuy & Co., Siaple and Fancy CSiofCii  Reliable  J-AKJ-I. STREET, NELSON  LADIES AND  GENTLEMEN  Clothe- cleaned and guaranteed. A No  clnninoj >��oej)ii!K on shortest notice.  Oriluis left at Palace Bakery, next, to  *Ilojal lintel, Stanley -.reel.     '  J.   M0FFETT,    Proprietor.  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  HouTtonBloelc        JoHH    K^lWlUg   <��    CO  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR TfjE CELEBRATED  New Grocery Store  ���'3 Furnishing's  Grey Blankets, regular price $4, sale price _ $2.75  Men's Tweed Suits, regular price S10, sale price $6.00  Men's Serge Suits, regular price $12, sale price $7.50  Men's Overcoats, regular pr-ce $12, sale price $7.50  Men's Ulsters, regular price $8, sale price $5.00  favor ui wi_ 1 _ will receive our careful attention and niompt delivery  We lire in no way connected with any hou-c in the trade  Josephine and Silica Streets,  opposite Methodist ..litmsh  AVe atc now open fnrsl)ii-i-  nes- and are in a po-iti'in  lo finni-h you \�� itli tfood  frc-h ktoi'C' ies at loue-t  puce.-.   Au$ order-) on lii'ty  PATTON & ENMAN  SMALL SHOES *>-���--<���--<-<-������������-."  STRONG SHOES '��; ^-^ *-��-. <���  STYLISH SHOES '<>-��� <-���<-�����'��*-���<--  DAINTY SHOES ftrmg;to  ELEGANT SHOES  for their mothers  Wc stand back of our Shoc-  Thcy are ji_n.de in such a way, from stock, ili.it thoie is no excu-'c for anything bnt satisfaction  We ha. e a. larger stock than you "usually see ami low or prices for the same quality  than j ou ever run across  Shoos to lit all feet, in stj lc�� to suit every lancy, at prices mowed dow n to a minimum.  Boots and Shoes  Ladies' Dongola Button Boots  Ladies' Dongola: Laced Boots .  Ladies' Alaska Overshoes   ,$1.35  $1.05  .. 75e  l-AKI-R STREET, NKLSON  Oats  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  Manufactured by the Hrackinan-Kor Willing Co., Ltd.  Victoria, Vancouver,  -VoM-.iiii.-tcr. Kdinonlon.Nelson.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  Now isthe time to order your tents and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or awning made.  The only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  &  Call arjd get bargains  |  Elliot Block, Baiter St  $3  #  In consequence of a quantity of inferior coal oil being sold in the  city, purchasers are requested to see that al! cases and tins are  marked either Standard Oil Company or Imperial Oil Company.  C. W. WIST & CO., Agents.  224-228 Baker Street, fieison,.  TO ��omt 1-OT MNI.  WE BO It    si_i. US  GAB PWSmG Om SBEGIAm t  FfcUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opeta House Block, Nelson  ift&HII BilfE  reel Jr Squire, Herchant Tailor  .Ml UNIS OF; WINTER AND SPfifNO SUITINGS  s  i  _.  k  ii  a  \  in  k  b  lis  ���o,  T.  WEST BARER STREET* NELSON .  oppositei sifcVEi- mm norm'


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