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 bAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR'  NELSON:  WEDNESDAY MORNrNG, JANUARY 31,  1900.  PRICE  FIVE  CENTS:  JAMESON'S LUCKLESS RAID  Tied the Government's Hands.  London, January .'JO.���The duke  of Somerset., iu the house of lords  today, eulogized the loyalty of the  colonics, especially that of Canada,  and strongly deprecated the adverse criticism of general. Buller,  his remarks in this connection being cheered. He said he had every  confidenco.in general Buller and in  lord Roberts.  The earl of Shaftsbury, Conservative,, emphasized the debt of gratitude Which Great Britain.owed.to  her colonies, and expressed his satisfaction with the settlement of the  S:\nioan question., -  The Liberal  leader iu  the house  of  lords,   earl   of   Kimberley,  followed, lie said he was glad to learn  that Great Britain's  relations with  the other states were friendly, and  added that he   believed  the term  eould.be justly  applied to the relations with  European  government's  and the  United States.   He deprecated the giving of undue attention  to the attacks of  the foreign press.  He congratulated lord Salisbury on  the conclusion   of   the  agreement  with Germany, but -strongly disapproved of the tone of Mr. Chamberlain's speeches.    In this connection,  however, he paid a warm tribute to  the conduct of the  boldiers on'the  lield, and to the loyalty of the British colonic*. Continuing lie said that  although the  moment  was  one of  deepest gravity, he would entirely  abstain from ciiticisin'of  the conduct of the generals.     _lt  was  the  duty of tho  government  to  select  men to conduct  these  operations,  and it was  their  duty  to  support  the goA'ernment.    it was, therefore,  unwise to criticise the general;, in  these operations.    He did not mean  to imply that the generals were not  doing their utmost to  fulfill  their  arduous duties, but tho government  would  be, wise  if  it   made  every,  effort   to  prepare  thOioughly for  what  might occur  in  the  future.  Wo must meet a period of disaster,  7a-nd although our relations with the  other powers arc friendly, it would  "be well to consider the possibilitic..  of the future, and it would be well  if the government prepared for all  eventual.ies and all dangers, and be  ready with the moans to surmount  them."  In concluding, lord Kimberley  said the government did not seem  to have been aware of the scale of  preparations of the South African  Republic. Jle expressed tho opinion that the government ought to  have been aware of the importation  of arms into the- Transvaal, and  ought to have informed the Transvaal that itules.3 ic desisted it must  result in Great Biitaiu sending a  large force to South Africa. He  could not believe that the members  of the government were so ignorant of the preparations of the  Transvaal as they professed, and  they could not divest themselves of  iho responsibility.  Baron Balfour of Burleigh in reply -said- the -Jameson- raid- had  closed the mouth of tho government, and prevented it' from protesting against the arming of the  Transvaal. But, , he added, the  government must have known that  armaments were accumulating to  an extont imjustified by any fears  of another laid. It was the duty  of the government to communicate  with tho 'Boer government on the  Kiibjeet of increased armaments, but  as tho first stop it ought to severely  punish the raiders. The country  had not reached a pass that if the  government appealed to it it would  not have supported the government  in any preparations it thought  necessary. He would do nothing,  however, to prevent the government from carrying the war to a  successful conclusion.  Lord Salisbury, in reply to the  early of Kimberley, asserted that  there was nothing in the stipulation of the convention to limit and  hinder tho importation of arms and  ammunition into the Transvaal  through Lorenzo Marquez. Continuing the premier said; " We  unlit join together and exercise all  our powers in extiicating ourselves  froni a situation full of humiliation  and not free from danger. I  will not say the danger may  not have easily been exaggerated.  Other countries have commenced  war with difficulties of the kind wc  experienced. We have only to Took  at what the northern states of  Amei ica went through, at the be-  -giuning of the civil war, to see Jiow  easy it would be to draw a mistak  en     inference    from   the reverses  we    have    met     at   the     outset.  We have every ground  to  think,  that if wo set ourselves heartily to  work, and exert all the  undoubted  instruments    of    tho    power    we  possess, we shall bring the war to a  satisfactory conclusion.     We have  work  which appeals to us as subjects   of   the   queen, and  it must  throw in the shade all  thought  of  party expediency."   Lord Salisbury  then  said lie  regretted  that  lord  Edmund Fitz-Manrice, in the house  of commons was  about    to  bring  this great issue into  party controversy, adding that  tho- only  place  whore his action would   meet  with  sympathy "was  Pretoria.    "Our efforts,"   the    premier    continued,"  "must be to retrieve ourselves from  the present situation which cannot  bo allowed to last.    This empire is  ti' valuable and-' splendid, but   responsible   possession.       We  .must  concentrate our efforts.    If we  do  not tame all   the smaller   passions  into  one  great  duty, we  run  the  danger of convulsions'-which--will-  tarnish the empires lustre, and perhaps  menace its integrity."    Continuing  the premier/ said:  " Why  were we to know about the importation' of   arms?    I  believe  guns  were introduced into the Transvaal  in boilers, and ammunition of  war  in  piano  cases.    Wc had   a  small  secret service fund.    If you want  much   information   you must  give  much money.    Consider the enormous amounts spent by other governments, and especially the Transvaal,  which, I have heard on high  diplomatic authority, spent _e8()0,000 in  a single year, and tho small  sums  spent   by     England,    making    it  impossible       for      us      to     have  the     oinuiscence      attributed     to  us by lord Kimberley.    I  am   glad  he has not  pressed  au  immediate  inquiry into the action of the military authorities,  at n   time when  our generals in the field, and many  of those who could  give valuable  information, are unable to appear.  _We should defer  an inquiry  to  a  more   convenient   season."     Later,  the premier admitted tho deueieii-  cies of the existing system, remarking that the treasury had acquired  a power which was not to the pub-  lie benefit.* He had not thought of  looking into past history, or examining the amount of blame to be  attached-lo this or  that minister.  Lord Rosebery, who followed lord  Salisbury, spoke with, 'great force  and "earnestness. Ife asked why the  premier made it so difficult for the  man-in-thostreet    to   support   his  policy.    The  past  conduct of  the  government would come up for investigation he hoped, adding : "We  have the right to  know >if,  before  the crisis," the intelligence department supplied the government with  sufficient information.    Jf not, dis-  _miss the department. If the government   possessed   the    information,  their responsibility is heavy. J hope  that when the time for' the investigation arrives, those who have served the queen will be covered with  such glory that the eyes of the investigators will be dazzled,     I was  appalled at the nature and style of  lord Salisbury's speech.    Wo  have  now 120,000 men  in  South Africa,  yet-we-are with- difficulty "holding'  our own.    The attitude of foreign  nations   is   described   as friendly.  But that does not strike me as being  so amicable as the word would imply.  "I deem it necessary to know  what  the   government   is   going to   do.  Lord  Salisbury said  the, cause of  our disasters, avus tho smallness of  the secret service fund.   But what  is the government's duty?   Some  form of compulsory service must be  introduced   to' meet  the growing  not announcing its   arrangements  further.  The address in reply to the speech  from the throne was  then adopted.  MONTAGUE WHITE'S OPINION  Of the Transvaal Trouble.  Nkw  Yoi.k,   January 30.���Montague White, avIio was 'consul-general of the South .African  republic  iu London until the outbreak of the  war, contributes an article to the  February   number   of   tho   North  American Review,  which  may  be  regarded as a statement from the  Boer point of view, of the influences  aud   forces   which brought about  hostilities between the South African  republic's   aiid  Great Britain;  The circumstances commonly held  ' to be  responsible  for  the  present  situation    he   merely   glances   at.  Among these he points to the discontent of the British  element in  Johannesburg, theclumsy diplomacy  of -Mr. Chamberlain, the activity of  Mr. Rhodes, whom  he describes as  "a disappointed capitalist politician  who   had  ruined   his  career as  a  statesman by an  act of mad folly,  and  who   was  burning  to  be  revenged   on   those   whom   ho   had  bitterly wronged."    In his opinion  there were three immensely powerful, but unavowed forces, namely:  greed of gold, lust of empire, and a  thirst for revenge.    Mr. White devotes very particular attention  to  one influence, which has commonly  beeu     overlooked,     namely     the  growth   of   personal   rule as  embodied in the high commissioner of  South Africa.  A VIGOROUS WAR POLICY  I  Demanded in. the Commons.  London, January' .'10. ��� In the  house of commons today captain  Protyman, in moviing tho address  iu reply to the speech from the  throne, expressed} the deepest  sympathy, which li[e.said was shared by both sides of (.he. house, for  the sufferers from the war,- and the  sufferings in-Natal. iJle further referred to the feeling Of admiration  for the gallantry,? of the troops  which was felt by: all parties, and  remarked that additional common  ground for pride was, the gallantry  and national.spirit Mi'qwn by Great  exigencies of the empire, aud I am  sure the nation will not* shrink  from either that or any other .���sacrifice to preserve the empire's predominance. That we should shrink  from sending away vast masses of  troo'p-s situated lis we are, in the  center of a universe by no  means friendly to us, without having a hint from the "government of  of the military measures it proposes  taking to face the disasters mo  have met, and the sacrifices we have  made, is one of the most extraordinary features of the British constitution. I agree with lord Salisbury that the country can carry  this thing through, iu spite of all  the impediments of men and  methods that have shackled it in  the past. But I venture to say it  will have to be inspired by a loftier  tone aud truer patriotism than  shown by the prime minister."  The marquis of Lansdowue, -secretary of state for war, followed, lie  said ho was, prepared to make a  statement at a future date. The  government he added was not prepared, and had excellent reason for  FRENCH HAD A SKIRMISH  It Resulted in Nothing.  RENS-.b-i-U, January 20.���General  French reconnoitred yesterday beyond Bastard Nek with a force of  Hussars, Iuniskillings, four guns of  the Royal Artillery, mounted infantry, the Yoikshires, Wiltshires and  a,portion  of the Essex regiment.  Turning,    to ' the    northwest,- he  approached     the    Boer     position  at Rietfonteiu, nine miles  beyond  Colcslmrg   cm   the   wagon   bridge  road, which the enemy has  been  fortifying with  a  view  of falling  back  when  they   evacuate, Colesburg.       Cautiously     approaching,  general French shelled the  enemy,  who replied with artillery and infantry fire.'   The British, who were  well protected, suffered  but little.  An   officer  aud   nine    men    were  wounded, one of the wouncfed has  since died, and three men are missing.    As the Boers were found in  great   force,    confirming    the   reported reinforcement, and in strong  position,   general    French   discontinued the attack and returned to  camp.  Lorenzo Marque/, January 20.���  Special despatches from Pretoria,  dated Thursday, Januaro 25th, report that a collision occurred at  ���Crocodile-pool,���between Boer outposts and the British who were in  overwhelming force. The burghers  drove the British from their positions. The Boers had two wounded.'  SUPEEME   C0TJET   CASES.  A6 tho present time only four  eases are entered for trial at the  Sitting of the supreme court, which  opens at Nelson on February 13th.  These are:  ,  Kaslo k Slocan Railway Company vs Alexander, Whealler it  Martin (Kaslo) for plaintiffs; J. S.  Alexander (Kaslo) for defendant.  This is an action to enforce the  terms of agreement or recover  Sj.10,000 damages for breach of  same.  Oppenheimer vs. Brackman Ar,  Ker Milling Company Limited, Elliot k Lennie for plain till', Taylor  k Hannington for defendants; action to recover $1025 claimed to be  due plaintiff on a business transaction.  Thurston vs. Tattersall, Elliot k  Lennie for plaintiff, Macdonald. &  Johnson for defendant; action to  recover commission" on sale of  Chapleau mine. Plaintiff was to  receive ten per cent on the sale  price $30,000, and sues to procure  his commission on payments made  to date.  Bigelow vs. LaBau, Elliot &  Lennie for plaintiff, Gallihei* &  Wilson for defendant; action  against Dr. LaBau as executor of  the estate of the late Carrie Wilson  to recover certain sums alleged to  be due by deceased to plaintiff.  Britain and.her 'colc.'$_es,alike. He  also expressed' tiie-rlippe:that after  the war all race^autagotiism in  South Africa wpuld'fbe obliterated.  Continuing, captain Pretyinan, who  is si ret irod ' captain of artillery,  said an inquiry was necessary as to  how the require.ihe.ijts of the war  had ' been under je��tiihated. He  then appealed for. tlift. union of all  parties iii supporjbfof .the government iii its efforts'tb satisfactorily  conclude a just war.*-,  Herbert Pike, Liberal-Unionist  member, for Darlington, seconded  the address in reply.  The   Liberal   leader,   sir   Henry  Campbell-Baunerman, then rose to  reply, amidst cheers from the opposition benches.   Sirt Henry, commenting on the queeu's speech, said  he had seldom known"So little to be  said   in ��� such  a  large  number  of  words, as the war advanced, however, it became more;' difficult and  more critical, and he was not 'surprised that'the government'had not  proposed a formidable programme  of   legislation.     Affairs   in  South  Africa, political and military, would  undoubtedly   engage] the   present  parliament to a greattcxtent.     The  war was uppermost .fin all  minds  when   the   members "separated in  October, and it' was'believed theie  were troops enough in South Africa  to rapidly, clear'the queen's dominions ;   but  tlieir  expectations  had  been  sobered.     Week; after  week  had,seen checks,'/!isappointments  and   deplorable" * loss bf; life.     In  every   instance   the   advance   of  "the    British    troops     had     been  stayed by larger Jbodies of the enemy.   The   country,   however, had  again   and    again    gone   through  greater   trials   with   courage   and  composure, and  it .would not now  depart   from   its   high   traditions.  The courage and fortitude of British soldiers' was never more conspicuous, and  they must associate  with this the sons of the colonies,  who had shown most extraordinary  aptitude in this kind of warfare.  He appreciated  the  gallantry and  devotion which led their countrymen to volunteer, but< he wished to  know the reasons which necessitated  this unusual method  ot reinforcing  the   army.     He   and   his  friends  had resolved to support a vigorous  prosecution of the war, that the integrity of the queen's dominions be  speedily vindicated, and he imagined there would be no difficulty_in_  obtaining  the   additional   supplies  necessary.     "Here   my agreement  with the government ceases," said  sir Henry.   He then proceeded with  a bitter condemnation  of  the administration,   and    the   tone   and  temper in which it had approached  the whole South African  problem,  saying that the narrowness of the  government's   provision   for   military requirements necessitated hostilities, and asserting that its policy  made war probable.    He  belioved  this feeling was largely shared by  the house, and was glad of the opportunity promised to express  his  opinion.    "He  repudiated the idea  that he should await till the end of  the   war   before    discussing    the  matter. "    The   present   was    the  very     time,     he     declared,    for  effective     criticism,     and     those  wishing  to disclaim  responsibility  should do so now.   " The ministers  tell us " sir Henry continued, " that  this war was undertaken to secure  equal rights for white men.    1 hope-  they   will   transfer   this   laudable  doctrine to this country.    Many instances might be applied where too  little consideration has been shown,  under Mr. Chamberlain's   administration, to the loyal Dutch of (Jape  Colony.   The Cape ministers, who  at e as much crown ministers a�� Mr.  Chamberlain,   treated   them   in   a  manner ill-calculated to allay doubts  and fears. The recess brought many  speeches on this subject and  astonishment at their statements.   They  now declare that it was inevitable,  which is obviously an ex post facto  opinion, and if not the ministers  aro h hopelessly    condemned   and  ought to bo hurled from power."  Arthur J. Balfour, after a vain  attempt to draw sir Henry Camp-  bell-Bannermau into  an admission  that he did not advocate pushing  the   war into Boer   territory,  reproached him with waiting until  the country had become involved in  military difficulties, to bring a vote  of censure on the colonial secretary,  which might have been  brought,  Mr. Balfour declared, at any time  since 1895.    Iu a general defence of  the   colonial   secretary,   and    the  governnient's   policy,  Mr.  Balfour  said, that at one time tho government believed the war would be  avoided, but  it had  subsequently  ..become convinced that  the   Boer  government, neverr from the first  intended giving the franchise concessions,' the withholding of which  meant war. He denied that general  ,Buller had   expressed  the   opinion  that  the forces sent out were  inadequate.  On the contrary, general  Buller-held '-'the common' military  opinion     that     the    forces   sent  were quite sufficient.   If the government had asked parliament, last  August, to authorize the  dispatch  of a large army, it would have been  not only extremely bad diplomacy,  but it would have been impossible to  persuade parliament as to its necessity.    Replying to the direct question put by sir Henry Campbell-  Bannermau: "Did general Buller go  to Natal purely in the exercise of  his  military discretion?"  Mr. Balfour  answered  in the  affirmative.  Ho then  proceeded  to  rebuke  the  opposition  foi* criticising  the  war  office, declaring that  it  was  solely  due to the efforts of the government  during  the  last three   years  that  the  army   and    armaments   were  greatly   improved      "The   opposition," said Mr. Balfour, "are apparently ready to take upon their own  shoulders the government of  the  country  and  the  conduct   of  the  war.    I wish   them   well   through  the task.    The government has not  .disguised   from   itself the'magnitude of the task, and if parliament  should think it advisable to change  the   government   at   the    present  juncture,  I  can  only say   that I  would support any succeeding government in the_ steps necessary to  prdsecute the war'to the conclusion  we all desire.   But the government  will   endeavor    to    discharge   the  great responsibility so  long  as  it  retains the confidence of the parliament."  Lord Edmund- Fifes-Maurice then  moved the amendment 'to the address : "And: we humbly express  our regret at the want of foresight  and judgment displayed by her  majesty's advisers, as shown alike  in the conduct of African affairs  since 1895, aud in their preparation  for the war now proceeding." Lord  Fifes-Maurice attacked 'Mr. Chamberlain's policy, especially his failure to punish the raiders, aud the  retention of Cecil Rhodes as a member of the privy council, together  with his irritating and reckless  methods that plunged tho country  into war before any adequate preparations were possible."  The debate was then  adjourned  day promised Joe Martin, that the  reported, practice of small debts  courts magistrates acting as collection agents will bo firmly suppressed.  Tho negotiations for somo time  pending for the coalition government have collapsed. There was a  very fair prospect of success for  some time..  SUGGESTED   INTERFERENCE  ��� _.  Prompts a Naval Demonstration.  London, January HI.���It is  now  known   that  the  cabinet  devoted  much of its discussion on Saturday  to   the mobilization of   the fleet.  .���Nothing������. was settled, except that  .until further security to, the home  'coast has been  obtained  by  naval  preparations,   the eighth division  shall not be sent to  South Africa.  ;On Monday the admiralty issued  orders   that   tho   Channel   squad-,  rou.   instead    of    leaving    Portland    this-   week    for    Gibraltar,  as previously directed, shall assemble on February 5th off Eddystone,  and proceed to Bantry  for a  fortnight's exercises off the Irish coast,  thus keeping in home waters  for a  time.   This  decision  to  delay  tho  eighth division at a time  when   reinforcements   are so urgently   required may only mean that transports  are not ,yet  available,  and  that the division will embark when  the shipping is reads'.  The mobilization of reserve warships, if such a course s-hall be determined upon, would be of the utmost importance. There i.s nothing  in the intelligence possessed by the  public to cause the cabinet"*- prolonged discussion of this matter, and  the inference is that the fleet may  be mobilized as a general warning  to other countries to keep their  hands off the Transvaal question,  or the ministry may have definite  knowledge that the neutral powers  purpose to take ' some advantage  elsewhere, while England is busy in  South Africa.  ,- _-<.  HIS NAME WAS WADDELL  Tramway Victim Identified.'  The mystery of the identity of  the man killed on the Hall Mines  tramway on the 9th instant has  been solved at last through the e_f*-  orts of the provincial police. He is  John Waddcll, a miner who came  into the province from the direction of Northport.  When   constable   Kelly   arrived  home from   Sandon yesterday he  found awaiting him an official communication from  constable Forrester at Ymir, in which  information  was   given   establishing  the dead  man's identity.   Constable Forrester stated  that ou  December 5.0th  ; John Waddell and a partner named  Frazer came to' Ymir and worked'  for a day or so at the Ymir stamp  ��� niill.    Soon  after, they left a variety     of     articles    were    missing,  from  the  bmikhqiise,'  including  a  red   sweater,   pair    three    buckle  overshoes and a black sateen shirt,  all of which  were  included   in tho  list of the  dead man's  belongings,.  as  circulated  by  constable  Kelly.  Furthermore   Waddell    bought   a  pair of blankets, a red  and  white  towel,  and  a   suit   of   underwear  from   the   Ymir   storehouse,   ancl  these were found with the body.  The clues which led to the solution of the problem consisted of a  vaseline bottle bearing the name of  a Ymir druggist, and a poker- chip  bearing tho letters "J. Waddell,  Porto R," the latter referring to  Frank Noll's hotel, where Waddell  had apparently stopped. Tho outcome does infinite credit to ther  acuteuess and patience of the constables who worked on the case.  JAMES M'GRECOR ARRESTED  GREEJNWOQD NOTEST  OFFER NOT YET ACCEPTED  Trouble Over Transport.,  Victohi.., January 30.���[Special  to The Tribune.)���When premier  Semlin read to the members of the  legislature today the telegram re.  ceived from Ottawa, still further  delaying the federal government's  acceptance of the provincial contingent, colonel Baker- advised that  permission be sought to organize  pending the completion of arrangements for the transport of the men,  since that appeared * to be the  trouble. Premier Semlin says there  "are now more than enough applications to complete the contingent.  Finance minister Cotton, replying to Mi-Phillips today, said that  tho government did not feel called  upon to refund any moneys which  were paid into the treasury as a  matter of precaution in the renewal  of certificates by parties advised by  the government that such renewal  was unnecessary, This was in connection with the new regulations  making till certificates cover a uniform period, and many whose terms-  had not expired at the date fixed  were renewed to avoid possibility  of forfeiture.  Messrs. Martin and Higgins were  today added-to important committees a.s representatives of the third  party, commonly called the  Hoppers.  Attorney-general  Henderson  to-  G rkenwood, January '30.'--[Special to the Tribune].���A telegram  has been received in this city from  Paul Johnson, at New York, who  has had charge of the construction  work ou the smelter being built by  the British Columbia Copper Company at Greenwood, advising that  lie had been appointed general  manager of the smelting department of the company, and that heJ  .would be back here in three weeks.  The cold weather for the past  few days has made the ice at the  rink fine, and the hockey boys and  skaters have been" out iu force every  evening. The next match to be  played here under the auspices of  theBritish Columbia Hockey League  will be on February 3rd, when the  Rossland hockey team will piny tho  home team.  J. Roderick Priugle, father of  Clivo Pringle, barrister here- is  visiting his son. Mr. Pringle, who  is_a -hale -old- gentleman,���figured-  proininently in the early history of  Eastern Canada. Jn the sixties he  was a member of the executive  council in Ontario. ' He will remain  here a few weeks.  Goebel Declared Governor.  Fl-AXi-FORT. Kentucky, January  30.���While* Willian Goebel lay at  point of death in his room, the contesting boards, which for two  weeks had 'been listening to the  evidence in his* conte-t for the governor's cliair,dcclaredhiiu entitled to  the seat. The vote \\as a strictly  party one of 10 to I, and William  Goebel was declared (o have been  legally elected governor of fven-  'tucky. "   '    Train Blown Off the Track.  St. John's, Newfoundland, January 30. During the tornado last  night an express Lrain on the Newfoundland railway was lifted off  the track and deposited in a bog  some distance away, the engine  holding to the rail*:. The track wa.s  not* disturbed. The baggage car.  was burned with the whole colonial  mail for Canada and tiie I'uitcd  States.    Xobotly was injured.  Big Dynamite Explosion.  1)_-TI-.>it, January 30.���-'Five hundred pounds of dynamite exploded  at the stone works of the Sibiey  Quurry Company, near here today.  Nelson Burbe, an employee, was  killed by the explosion, and Mrs.  Thomas P. Fitzpairiek badly injured. A region of fully ten miles  . was shaken by the shock.  For Alleged Safe Tapping.  James McGregor is in custody  upon the charge of robbing the safe  11 at Hyde & Titsworth's.store yesterday at noon. Four or -five hours  later he was arretted at Robson.  This covers briefly the details of an  interesting incident which 'transj  pired in Nelson yesterday.  At Christmas Hyde k Tits worth  engaged James McGregor, who had  beeu iii the city only a short time,,  to drive their wagon and be gener-.  ally useful. He wasVmiddle-aged  man, somewhat given to intemperance, but otherwise satisfactory.  Yesterday at noon the store* wan  left in hi_. charge while the proprietors went to lunch. On their  return McGregor was missing. This,  fact roused suspicion, and a scrutiny  of the cash was made, The'.sales  register was untouched, but a glance  at the safe disclosed that a sum of  money, supposed to be about -j_<)0,  hid been taken therefrom.  The police were notified, ��ndj  while the patrolmen instituted a  search about the city chief' Jarvis  wired a description of the missing  man-to-provincial "constable- For-"  restcr at- Robson, it having come lo  his knowledge that Macgregor was  seen going towards the depot.  When the,Nelson train pulled  into Robson constable Forrester  boarded her and the first passenger  he saw proved to be tho man lit*  wanted. "How are you, Mac-  giegor," said the oflieer. "My  mime's not Macgregor," was tho  prompt reply, but the constable  transacted his* business just tho  -nine. J .titer this prisoner acknowledged his identity. At 10:10  p.m. constable Forrester brought  Macgregor to the city where, ho  was turned over to chief Jarvis and  placed in the cells. It was a decidedly neat piece of police-work.  The prisoner will bu brought before magistrate Crease this morning. When searched about $10 was  found ou his person. *    -  Americans Ambushed and Killed.  Manila, January 30, -A scouting  party of tho"-2.'-th infantry, while  operating nearSubig, were ambush- *  ed by the insurgents and-a lieutenant and three privates were killed,  aud two or three privates wouuded.  A com puny some distance iu tho  rear, on hearing the firing, hurried  to the scene and recovered the  bodies.    Cotton Operators on Strike.  Month KAf,, January 30.���Seven  bundled employees in tho Montreal  Cotton Company's mill at Valfey-  lieltl, went out on strike this morning, a demand for an increase in  wages having been refused. THE TRIBUNE: NEESON B. C,W __��_���. ESDAY JANUARY 31, 1900  $5-Spring Suits-$5  Now isap.noil tiinolo select your spring suit, or overcoat,   II. may seem a lUt-lo  o:i.rl\*. Imu." Ixrlter lmv uiu-ly limn wait, until linos aro broken.   Wo have just, rc-  coivi.d alai'K'o shipment t.f suits and light overcoats, and will sell you sorgo ami  t ivocd suits'for nun from .**> up.  i_o_ our UsgouL Street si.ils for young men, the newest thing out.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  ��he dEribttm.  The statement of tho trade of  the Dominion, for the last six  months of IS!).), shows an' increase  of which all Canadians may well  feel proud. Its publication, however, has been the signal for Lib-  oral-journals,' from one end of the  Dominion to the other, to contrast  the fat year under Liberal administration with the last lean year 'under Conservative rule. The total  increase is brought out, and then  proclaimed as the advantage accruing to the Dominion as-tho.direct,  suit of a change of government.  As Canada enjoyed an 'unprecedented-spell of prosperity during  the latter half of'the past year, the  Liberal organs are thus enabled to  make a wonderful showing. The  siiin   total    of trade  for  the    six  ''/month's under review Was $203,-131,-  (515, as against $129,5I4,S70' for the  latter half of the year 1S95. This  gives an increase for the latter half  of 1890, over the corresponding period of 1S93, of $73,91(5,7*1.'., or  an advance of within a fraction of sixty per cent. Liberals of the Dominion, who allow the  party organs to do their thinking  for them, are asked to believe that  this increase is due chielly, if not  solely, to the fact' that Canada has  a Liberal instead of a Conservative  administration. The party organs  go further, however. They cite the  fact that tho increased levenu'e  would have been greater, but for  the changes in the tariff. They  point out that during the Conservatives administration the duties  levied upon imports averaged 30.8  per cent, whereas under the revised  tariff of -the Liberal party the  duties levied upon imports averaged but 27.9 per cent. This means,  if it means anythiug', that after all  the shouting about freer trade, and  the   crushing   of  Conservative-fed  * monopolies, the free trade fad, the  reciprocity fad, and the free-trade-  as-we-have-it-iu-Eugland fad has  had the effect of reducing the  Canadian tariff but 2.9 per cent.  Liberal journals are  evidently not  striving to  maintain the integiity  of the party's leaders.  the day previous. While pulling  ' his gun out of a thicket where he  had it concealed, it went off and  shot him in the head, killing him  instantly.  John Meyer, one of the largest  farm owners in the county of Waterloo died at his home hear Hes-  peler, from cancer of the throat.  An i order has been granted at  Osgoode Hall, Toronto, for the payment to the children of the late  John Siever of Wellaud of $144  with interest, which lias been in  court for"20 years.  ATTEMPT TOJCILL UBiESEL  In Kentucky's^ Capital.  ������ Frankfort,- Kentucky/ January  30.��� William Goebel,-the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for'_governor in the late state.election, and:  who is now contesting' the election  ���: before tire legislature,' wiis:shot and  very seriously injured at .ten ____!_���-  utes after 11 o'clock today, while  passing through the state house  yard,- ou his - way to thecapitol  building. Mr. Goebel in company  with colonel Macliiri and warden1  Eph Lillard, of the Frankfort penitentiary, was walking np the sidewalk leading from the street to the  capitol building, Goebel being on  the right. When the three men  were two-thirds of the distance  from the street to the capitol building, a shot was fired from the thii d  story of the building, occupied by  the offices of the governor, the secretary of state and other leading  officials. The ball struck 2Ir. Goebel in the side, and he instantly-  dropped to the pavement. Maehin  and Lillard seized him, Maehin saying as they did so : "I guess they've'  got you, Goebel." "Yes," replied  Mr. Goebel, "1 guess they have got  me for sure."  While Maehin was holding the  wounded man, supporting" his head  ���iu his arms,.four more shots were  'fired at the little party. All of  them struck close, making the  dust f!y  from the brick pavement,  - MBN who pi of ess to be able to  size up the political muddle at the  capital, predict that the Semlin  government will be able to pull  through the session. It is to be  hoped that in addition to pulling  itselt through the government will  _be ableto_give the p_'o_v_i__ce_:-_fair_  redistiibution measure. If this is  done the people will put it out of  the power of several who" are now  in the legislature to further disturb the business of the province.  Canadian News m Brief. 5  ChailesS. Jackion of Bridgeburg,  Ontario, was awarded a verdict of  .54,000 damages against Kicd V.  Young by a jury of the supreme  court in Buffalo. Jackson bought a  grocery store from Young for $.-5200,  the latter claiming that it contained a stock valued at $8000. Subsequently it was found that the  stock was in reality v.oith but  $1200, aud Jackson sued Young for  the balance of the purchase money.  S. D. Vallicres. one of the candidates for alderman iu Monti eal,  makes a serious charge against his  opponent, alderman Frenoveau, of  oil'ering him $500 to leave the field,  accompanying the offer with the  assurance that he would endeavor  to have Mr. Valiieres elected two  years hence for the same seat by  acclamation.  The Ontario municipal auditor  has recommended that an audit be  made of the accounts of tho late  Mr. Cowan, treasurer of Carleton  county, fliid the county council will  meet on Tuesday next to consider  the matt. r. There ha1- not been a  "-pecial in difc of the accounts of  Carleton county for 27 years.  Herman Molson of I'clewawa  town-hip. county of Renfrew, Out.,  went to the bush in company with  another man, to follow up some  deer tracks which Mol=ou had seen  Neither Maehin nor Lillard moved  until the firing ceased, when Lillard  ran for help. ' An examination  made by Dr. Hume, and several  other physicians, tesulted in the  announcement that the wound was  not necessarily fatal, and that Mr.  Goebel had ��� a chance to recover.  The ball, it was found, had inflicted  a wound wliich was somewhat of a  glancing nature, and had not gone  through the lung in a direct line as  Dr. Hume had thought upon tho  first examination. Had tho ball  struck the chest one half inch "to  the right it would have caused certain death.  The house was in  session when  the shooting occurred, and the senate was to meet within twenty minutes.      The   capitol   building   was  therefore  filled   with members of  _the_legislature, and to say that .excitement   followed' is    putting   it  mild.    Fiom both   halls men   ran  Wildly down the steps, without hats  or coats, and one member of the  house   came   out   carrying in   his  hand a.bill on  which he had been  debating   when   the   shooting   occurred.    By the time tho members  of the legislature had reached  the  lower floor, however, Goebel was on  his way to the office of Dr. Hume.  The members hastily rushed back  to their (le-ki, adjourned with the  most    unceremonious    h'asle    and  poured down into the streets again.  In a few minutes the crowd  was  hastening toward the capitol building from every direction.    Within  three minutes alter the shooting, a  line of men was thrown around the  building from whence the shots had  come.     John   W.  Miles, an    aged  citr/on of Fiaukfort, was standing  at the foot of the stairway leading  fiom   the  first  floor  of the office  building to the west, when a  man,  evidently    a  . mountaineer,   came  rushing down'the steps.    Miles instantly threw his arms around  the  man's body and held him until help  came.      Men    closed    around   the  prisoner on .every side with drawn  revolvers, and the slightest attempt  at resistance would have  resulted  iu his instant death.   He submitted  to     arrest      very     quietly,     exclaiming    again    and    again  that  he    had    nothing     to     do     with  tho    shooting.        IIo     gave     his  name as  Iiarland   Whittakor, and  .-���aid he had beeu in the state office  building when he heard the shots  and, believing  tho long  predicted  out to see what was going oh; He  .was searched at once, and three  large" revolves, all .fully loaded; wero  taken from him. None of the cartridges had been exploded, and there  was no sign of any of the weapons  having been in use. He was hurried to the jail, threo blocks away,  with all possible speed* it being  feared that an attempt might be  made to lynch him if the crowd  should be able to lay hands upon  him. He was very quiet and did  not lose his composure for au instant, notwithstanding the excitement around him. "1 know no more  about it than any of you," he said.  The    Republican   officials   acted  with   the    greatest    promptitude.  Adjutant-general   Collier   at   once  telephoned  to  the armory on  the  hill, where .all during the gubernatorial contest the local company of  'infantry.had been held in. reserve,  land within twenty minutes a'pom-  ���pany of-'infantry was drawn  up in  : front-of     the    capitol    building.  iGuards wore placed at every gate  Heading to the capitol  grounds, and  ;nobody- was permitted  to  enter or  ileave.    As   soon   as   it   had   been  .noised around that Goebel had been;  shot   members   of   the   legislature  imado a wild rush for  the telegraph:  .offices, and filed voluminous  messages   to   their    constituents,... and  i within an hour . replies began   to  ; pour* in, the  general run of .them  having one -tenor," which was : "We  lare.cpming." - It was-expected-that'  if.ully   5000 .nieu   would  arrive  in  Frankfort during the evening,.. All  :of   the   military   strength. of ,the  state was to be called out and hur-  jried to Frankfort. ,  The: Democrats" kept exceedingly  close watch over the person of J. C.  ��� W. Beckham, thecontestantfor the  position of lieutenant-governor. In  the event of the death of Goebel, he  would be their only hope, aud,they  declared with earnestness that if  Goebel should die, there would be  no governor but Beckham. He was  kept in his room at the Capitol  hotel, and Avill be guarded very  closely until the trouble over. He  declared that he needed no guard,  but the Democrats paid no atteu-  ���tion to his remonstrances.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  &_����<^1-'"*^������^��Pr';^>*��K*^*^-*^ '^ -^��.-^.-^. ���^-.���^"���^ r'^k/*^."'"^ ���*��_������. ���^���^ ���^���V,^k*��T'W,V,,^'^*^'V'V-^"'\J^[  Mr  to  to  to  to  to  FBffl HMIN6-  of Table:_1_.__; Sheets  Cases, Etc.  m  to  to  to  to  INCORPORATED 1670.  Juust _R.e<peive_d  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  to  to  to  * ____**  * \ ��  to  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  ETC  --. *. . - ��� .  Commencing" Monday, January 21s1..  to  to  to  to  m  ->_*..i  ,, Having received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's White-wear, Table Linens,  Sheetings,- Toweling; Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to offer at exeniely  low prices these lines.   No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow.  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  to  Children's White Aprons, 40c up  Children's White Pinafores, 50c np  Children's Slips, Night Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies' White Aprons, 25c up  Ladies' Corset Covers, 20c up  La!es' Drawers, 25c pair  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Skirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists,' 50c* up  r-J-v    -. --- .  White Table 'M^Mffi;-iffij$.\'-:-.  White Table Naps ��i Iii' iii  Red Table DaiasK foi 3i? if  Bed Table Dammit #W $��0-9 ^  White Cotton Towels, 15c large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling fromsc up'  Swiss,   Nainsook and   Lawn  irom 2ic per yard up  Embroideries  - , .FLOOR OIL'CLOTHS from 35c yard up; GARPETS 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) ait 50c per pair  We invite inspection of quality and prices  Ladies' and Children's  Woolen 'Tests and *  Draws. Reduced Prices  IR-VI1N13 <& CO.  INelson, B.C^.  VWNj"  AH Carets Sewed  and laid  Free of Chtfi-p  to  to  to  to  s  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  _> ��� ���  to  to  to  to  to  to  M��M GOr  Telephone _3  That Cough  The first dose' of bur  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.  '^j��j^ i___;fl��; &��&���&& ��__��-�����__---' ��_^2_L*-' SLs^S^ *L-��*- Q&&&^<& - ^ -^ - ^ ���** ���& -** > * ���** ���** ���** ���** -?*f&  Men and Young Men  Bo not j��pe��ul'every-evening of the week in  search of amusement, bud 'give a Mile tunc to  .} our own social asid _ne_ital lnii-rbrcincnt.   NIGHT> GLASSES  FojmiU guides of scholars mil be opened at  the Business. College.  Victojia'strect on January 3rd, 190..  Avail yourooheb of this opportunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  St JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NKLSON. tt. C.  if.  ing  AND  fJanada Briig k Book -Co.  KELSON  rodoce  m  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  A .-0.--tliiijft.il.- day school ptwluctod 1>> the  Sihteisof St. .ro-on-h of J'eaco.' II i*. hituiUeil at  I ho (.omul" of Mill itnd Johcplilnc stioet*. in oncbf  the best u'siiiuilial poiluins of NcNon, nnd i*.  enfilj m cessiblo from til! parti* of (ho <,ilV.  Tho course ot study includes Uio fiintliiincniul  and liighui lu'auulies of IhoioiiK-i l���ngli*-h i>duwi-  fjnn: litisine*--* courtc���UookkecpinK. stenoff-  ii-pliv and IjiM-Uiiting. Science cou-t_c���niuxic,  \ oca) and instrumental, dra\. iitK, etc. PUin art  antl nccd-OV-Oik, o'c..< ' >  Foi teu-isanri paitioularsupplj to the Sitter  Superior.  Will open her  . Klndoigartciiand  primary School in  TH/C l-NULISir  CHURCH Hehool  room on the 2nd of January, 1900. For tonus and  all particulars apply t o ,        M1S3 PALMKK,  At residence of airs. J. It. Robertson, Baker  Ptreot "West.  The Tribune- Has a thoroughly equipped* Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing department. All kinds of  books manufactured' to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebindii.g done on short notice  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   stocks  carried   at   Nelson  and  battle had come at Ja.st, he hastened    Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  ROYAY SEAL  ' AMD  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  The Nelson Saw aqd Placing Milte, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  -Dimension* Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Lofeal and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressied Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and* Cedar Casings, Window Stiles* Turned  Work, Band-sawing/Brackets, Newel Posts*  Turned Verand*a Posts* Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Melsori Saw mid, Placing WMh. Linked  ,.    OiUe<5 inid.HJilln coiner JIall am. luoiifc Slreels, Nelson.  BLACKSIV-ITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Kootenay Orgar Mfg. Ob.  NKi^o.v, mtiTisu co_.um-]ia  BURNS BLOCK  Kootenay   Coffee" Co,  NKI-SON*, B. O.  Coffee roaetors^nd dealers in Tea ancl Coffee.  Offer ftofah roasted eoffca of best quality as  followB:  JaVa and Arabian MaoKft, per pound $  40  Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pounds  I 00  Fino Santos, i pounds  100  Santoa. Blend. & pounds.  1 00  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds..  1 00  Our KioRoaJ-b, 0 pounda  1 00  A trial order soli fitful.   Sale woom 2 doora oast  o_ Oddfellow a Uook, Weht Baker sLieet.  Wagon repairing promptly attendee, to by e,  ttn*r-ci��HH -whe'elwrigli-.  Special attention given to all kfaids,ef repatr-  i_i_r and oimtom work from otitsfde poil_^��'.  Shop:   Hall St.. hctweui BaJ-er and Tcrnora.  WOOD FOWSALE  GOOD, DlRY FIR VVOOD  AXY LEX-GTIIS  J.eave oidort at Old. Curiosity Shop, on Jaio!  plane Hi root. O. H. BIGIiAT.^  A. R. BARROW, A.BLI.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets,  .  _     __  _-^c   P. O. Box 559.  TELEPHONE NO. 95  Lethbridge Gait 6da  Tho best value for tho money in tho mttikct  for all purposes-  Tf-iiMS cash     "W. P. Tw RNnv, General Agent  Tolop-fonc liT.    Officio v. ith CD. J. Christie.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees,  KliododcndrO'is,   Roach,   Faticy   Evei*Krecn��!,  Magpolas, Bulbs, now wop l_a%vn Gn_*.s Seed for  present or spring planting.  Largest and most  complete stock in M'csloin Canadn.   Call and-  inoko j our -jelcctlous or tend for catalogue,   Ad-  dicss at nurtory giourids and grecnh6uf,e.  M. J. HKNltY.  30C6 Westminster Road, Vantou. er, Li. C, Tip 'JliCk&;��$X..J0^^:3'P->,.yi^|SjE>a.Y,v JAffttAKY; 31, 1.00;  BANK OF  CAPITAL,  kbMi- ...  all paid up.  .$12,000,003  .    6,000,000  Lord Stralhnona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  E.'S." Clouston-. ....... General Manager  NELSON BRANCH ;  Nor-Invest' Corner Baker _..-__' Stanley Streets  Branched'in"t-bxno.-' (England) Kew York;  CillCAUO, and all tho principal cities iu Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable  Transfers.  Grant. Commercial and Travelers' Credits  available in any part.of .tho world.  Drafts issued, Collections Made, Etc.  OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Saving-s Bank- Branch  cuimi-vr rati: or l.vri'.unsr p.. in.  PEN HEROES IN SOUTH AFRICA.  Notwithstanding the difficulties,  risks, lmidships and other unpleasant features of the avocation, there  are just as many men anxious to become war correspondents as soon as  n* war breaks anywhere as if the  task was that of going to report tiie  proceedings of au inaugural dinner  or the'opening of a peace conference.  The fever of news getting is born  in some men, and when it is combined with an adventurous spirit the. e  is no more fascinating idea for such  people than that of getting as near  to the thick of the carnage as possible. It is not surprising, therefore,  to'learn there are hundreds of persons at the present time striving t j  gefc to the front in South Africa by  forming a conjunction with either  the Boer or Biitish forces, for of  course that is the only way to get  the real Avar news, oi such as any  reputable editor would eaie to  handle,  Tlio reason that an abnormal  number of men -who either follow  this profession regularly or who  have now an ambition to do so are  unable to do the work which they  are auxious to commence is that the  regulations of the Biitish war office  were unknown to most of them  wheu they started.  ._. In order to 'get to the front with  the British army it is necessary to  have credentials from the war office,  and it is for these that many men  _anxious to get into harness are  waiting idly iu South African ports  oi" somewhere in the vicinity.  ; The modern war correspondent i&  an absolute necessity, and wheu his  duty i_5 properly performed1 he-is  undoubtedly one of the most useful  -(��dj��inets,of the battlefield.  lie sees with the eyes of the public and writes instinctively what he  sees and feels? of events, unless his  accounts are unhappily censored by  government official''.  Unbiased by official prejudices or  any considerations of rank, he  chronicles ihe b'rave act of a "liner"  as readily as he does tliac of his colonel, and by giving a plain, unvarnished story of the fight he often  reveals   unintentionally a  lack  of  ���   II II ��� II    I I II ������!    ��� ������_������  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  On  application  wo will quote you rates on  Fiie, Life, Accident and Plate Glass Insurance  AOENTS FOR" J. &-J. TAYLOR SAFES   FOR SALE  B17&IKLBS ___._> I-ESII-EMI .1. 1'ROI'KHl V  25 by 120 with improvements,  south -.ido  Vernon street     $5000  50 by 120 coiner of Baker and' Hall streets,  Paittculars given on application.  2i loU -.. itli cottage, i en ted at f 15 per month,  Victoria street .. .....    J3J00  2 lots with cottage, rei.ted at 920 pel month,  Stanley street ��3000  _ lot* including corner, 200 foot frontage ....$t_W  For Residential Property you could' not do  -M-llcr than invest, in Fuirviow, commonly  known a-) BoguBtown, especially now (htil'ilto  tiamway is completed and in operation.  For paiticulni's apply to above Ilrm, Weal  Baker Street, Nolson.  REAL ESTATE!  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  ot Bank of British  Columbia building.  fi.  es  GENERAL BROKER  P. O. Bo:. fflS.   Phones: Office 11", House ifili  k  S12.50 and $17.30  TO LET  .'5 and 5 room house.   FOR SALE.  Orooin hsuse, Stanley street  .-((-root lot   30 foot lot.   ...    '      ....  On account of Iho rush have union! of tho-to  desirable fiinnllpov jMilunch. Another l.irge lot  expected Sal unlay.   Call or phone.  $1100  .    .i_0  .- WO  IF-WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT I.V *.TOCK  Wl. WU.f, MAl-K IT KOK   -OU  CALL AND GET PRICES,  Saywan  HAM, AXI- LAKE Sri-ECTS. M_I__0--  Csatraotopg aid Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large slock of firet-clasa dry material on  hand, also a fuir line of sash, doors, moulding?,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yardj  Foot of Hcndryx street, Kelson  Telephone, 91  dol-in Rae9 Agent  Is now pVbpa_red-to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit, on Skaguay, U.:. S.,  Atlin, B; C, aiid Dawson City, N'.Vt. T.  ability hi commanders wliich might  be coverecl up in official dispatches.  His skill in getting news must  naturally be coupled with great  personal courage, leading liim to  tako the greatest risks, and must be  -supplemented'by just as much skill  in getting his news nnt<-> the wii-e sn  that it will reach the expectant  public at the earliest possible  moment.  Thus through his intrepidity and  ability not only do the anxious ones  at home learn earliest and oftenest  "of the chance', of danger or promotion to tjjcir-ajbsont ones in the field,  but the future historian is able to  cull fiom their reports those flashes  of local color and enthusiasm born  of the moment through actual participation in the scene.    ,        ^  That it i-5 considered no small  glory to become a war correspondent may be noted from the fact  that the very best and most valued  newspaper men on the staff are the  first to seek the coveted honor, aud  the present list of correspondents  at the front in South Africa includes one of Britain's noble earls  in the person of earl De La War,  who .is at present representing the  London Globe. The earl's wife was  formerly the Hon. Muriel Brassey, a  daughter of lord Brassey, the governor of Victoria, Australia. He is  of ti roving and adventurous nature,  and "although only thirty years of  age has made himself well known  by private yachting expeditions undertaken on his own' account, and  as the commander of a pearl fishery  expedition which was exceptionally  successful and called for the exercise of considerable ability.  Mr. E. F. Knight, who represents  the Morning Post, was wounded at  Belmont quite seriously and is now  at Capetown. His right arm has  been amputated and his recovery is  now expected. He is one of the  most able among a very able crowd  of men, and is absolutely fearless.  Mr. Knight was stationed .in ^Cuba  during the Spanish-American war  as correspondent for the Times. lie  has been a war correspondent for  the past thirty years, and is also an  author of repute. His experiences  include service during the Hunza-  Naza trouble, the Matabelo war, the  French war in Madagascar, the  Graeco-Turkish war and the Soudan  campaign.  - Mr. Milton Prior is the representative of the Sketch, but for over  thirty years principally identified  with the Illustrated London News.  He has been in more campaigns than  any living' Euglish journalist. He  accompanied the marquis and marchioness of Lome when they iirst  visited Canada, was at Athens with  the" prince'of Wales in 1875, A\as  present at the Berlin conference  and alt-O ^vont.out to South Africa  during the last Boei war.  Mr. Frederick Villiers is an artist"  war correspondent k'nown' all over  the world, lie is now in Afriea-for  the Sketch, and aars formerly with  A FULL LINE_0F  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  ' local and coast.  Newel -Posts  Stair Rail ,  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  the Graphic. His expfei-retiefe include the Servian w.ti',-t_iBrR-usso-  Turkish war, Abu KleajI thfeTChino-  Japanese war, the Grtfecb-Turkish  war and niahy othe^; -  .; Mr. W. F..Maud;- wiibrepi-esents  the Daily Grapl_iCi;;is*att4aTO):ii._fting  personality. He>is'lilcewiieran artist correspondent-.: find" a*'i Globetrotter. He has been- conspicuous  chiefly through- r'eRrfes^nting the  Armenian troubles; in-Tiirlfey, the  insurrection in Crefeahd'OtHer matters connected with tiie Eastern  question.  Mr. George Lynch litisgb_vb-t.Vtho  Transvaal for the Illiisti-ated- lion-  don News. , He has .worked* iir'Gnba  with Stephen Crane aiid has had  remarkable adventures for so young  a man.  Mr. Ernest Smith of the Morning  Leader is a very disgusted man at  present, bottled upas he is atLady-^  smith and unable to do much of  moment for his paper. He sent  home some very good work, however, before the investment of the  town by the Boers was completed.  The men who are representing  the British papers at the front have  been selected with great care', exclusive of their acknowledged ability, for the British war office issues  credentials to none but those upon  whom it feels that it "can rely for  absolute impartiality.  It undoubtedly has good cause  for taking such a course, upon several principles, for it would'Otherwise be possible for spies, whose  information might prove invaluable  to the enemy, to obtain credentials  aud all the advantages wliich they  afford for obtaining correct information by becoming wit correspondents.  There are undoubtedly among  the hundreds who haye made application at the war office within the  past few weeks many who have  done so for this purpose, and the  formalities which are gone through  with before such credentials can be  obtained are partially intended to  cover such cases.  The formalities which are referred to consist in passing a number of  officials at the war office before the  one is reached who has the power  to decide upon the case, and in presenting to him a most definite statement in the fullest detail as to  yourself, previous work and connections, and the journals you intend  to represent, and those alone. It is  as well to be truthful at the outsfet,  for searching inquiry will be made  into the accuracy of these statements, and any deviation from the  intentions declared made by the  correspondent subsequently will  certainly result iu his being deprived of the credentials at once.  The privileges attendant upon  seeming the credentials, however,  are fully worth all the trouble attending the acquisition of them.  Once arm-ed at the' scene of action, that-being the corp_i-to which  the correspondent has requested to  be attached, he is furnished at the  goA'ernment'? cost A\ith tiwo horses,  a servant aud all the food necessary  with them, together with authorization to be at the front at all times.  The immense advantages of having such privileges as these cannot  be estimated by any one who does  not understand the almost-impos'si-  ble conditions which will suriound  those correspondents, who, disappointed at not receiving" credentials  attempt to fiice the difficulties of  securing war news of any value in  South Africa.  ~~ l''rom"thcrbest sources of "inform"  ation it has been learned that even  i�� they should succeed in reaching  the Boer lines their reception is not  likely at all to be favorable, as Oom  Paul has no liking for such attaches  to*the military staffs of his commanders.  Well;  (1300)  w  '���_-<W  -.'���SK-'  rather.    We received an  entire  car,,-'  ofJ chairs  last  Tuesday,  containing |  diners (in suits or otherwise), fancy 1  rockers in cobbler seat or wood, cheaper ,..<  dining chairs finished -in golden oals. and j  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining- 1  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.-1     (  THE HOMING INSTINCT.  The homing instinct develops in  young animals almost as early as  tho desire for food. In tho wild  state it is a necessity, since Avithout  it the-young could never keep in  touch Avith herd or pack. Even  after centuries of domestication it  is still acute. Witness this title of  little pigs: They Avere under a  month old when their owner decided to move. He Avanted to fatten and kill their - mothers, so  offered the lot of forty at a bargain  price. A neighbor five miles aAvay  bought the pigs, put them in a big  box, hoisted  the box  on a  Avagon  ~       I      COAL!  GRBAT REDUCTION  $9.65  DE-LIVB&EB  ���Hard. Coal.  An thi incite  (WsNest     Sgif5  ���_-.I_I__---.0--E  33  G. W. West & Gfi-  W. Starmer Sit|ith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Street Ojipo-sito Opcr._iUoi.8e  D.  & Co.  BAKRR'STRfi- IT, NKLSON, ��  o  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  HeanSk,ab.c. Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS'OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEAtS  FISH  Baker Street, Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  AND POULTRY' IN SEASON  E. G. TRAVES, Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT A*TTl--NnON.  W. P. DICKSON'  B. H. H. APPLBWHAITH  J. McPHBH  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Electric _ Equipments for Electric Power TraOBxalssIou* and1 Llghtli-sr for  Mines, Towbb Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annuaclatorn, Bto.  P. O. Box 60S.     "     ~ Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  Three ilioriiings  Avas   missing.   A  and hauled it home. There the  pigs Avere pnt in a close peu, fed on  milk and mush for tAA'o Aveeks, then  allowed to'rim in a small lot adjacent to the pen.  later every   one  small hole carefully rooted under  the gate avos the sole explanation  of their disappearance. Their  buyer searched higfr and low for  them, sending even to adjacent  farms, but could not find them.  That afternoon the Original owner  sent word that ho had found thirty-  nine of the forty,standing squealing at his gate-s-Avhen- he, awoke.  Tho buyer, going to reclaim the  strays, found the missing fortieth  pig lying exhausted by the roadside, butr still struggling to follow  the trail o" its mates..  Upon the same middle Tennessee  plantation- a -youi'-year^-old -mare  A\*as bought from an Ohio drove.  The drove had been brought doAvn  on stock cars, to,tlie, county town,  seven miles aAvay. The mare seemed perfectly content" in her new  surroundings, so after a Aveek or  tAvo she Avas alloAved to pasture  with other stock. For a day she  was happy, grazing aiid frolicking  with the rest, ToAvarcfs noon of the  second day a watcher sa*w her suddenly -Hug up h.;i' head, cock one  ear forward, one back, as though  listening intently to a far off call,  then start in a" ..winging gallop for  the pasture fence, clear it. Avith one  flying leap, cross a field of young  corn, take the boundary fence, a  much stiffer one, and go a*way due  north. Nothing more Avas seen or  heard of her for three months.  Then by a singular chance she was  discovered, impounded as an estray,  more than half Avay across the  state of Kentucky. She had savuiu  a considerable riVcr to get so far,  and had been taken up, through  breaking into a pasftire to graze.  She was going home straight as the  crow flies, making no account Avhat-  ever of tiie bends and turns in the  route by Avhich she had been  fetched.  Among fowls, domestic turkeys  are the most persistent homers.  This same plantation's mistress  found that out in a Avay at once  odd anil provoking. She raised a  brood of fourteen. Avhich turned out  to contain thirteen gbblers. They  Avere fine lusty bronze-broAA-n fellows, although this was in-th'o year'  Avhen bronze turkeys, so-called,  Avero   uiifcnoAvn.    She   gaA*e away  seA'eu out of the thirteen to as  many neighbors, to put at the head  of their breeding flocks.   As_ a con-'  Corporation of the City of Nelsoq  TENDERS   WANTED.  ���"��� .,-  Sel.aiatfi'bo.vled tenders will ho leqp.v-'d by ihc  la _yoB' and city council of Ne^on ul. till noon on  ^lond ij', F6l__-i,-ry 3th, l-VKt  (1) For innuidnnu/iiiK 2'XK. lineal feel, more 01  li's-i, ot Uftker iLrcet, Nel-on, Hnlisli Col.imbu,  Uic cnrpoii-tic-i. n-.pnl.nng f lie cuihintf  (P For supplying the i-tit bmf_,  bpeuflciitioii'- and conditions ot tendering .-ml  contract nmy be seen On application at the oflicc  of flic < ity engineer, cit\ hall, Josephine sticet.  Nelson. ,  Kach tender imiRl bo accompanied bj. anaccpt-  ed bunk check 01 cortillcate of deposit, made payable to the Corporation of the City of XcUon.  equal to,2.'/ pet icnt of the amount oflne tenier,  u*-,a f-ccnrit.. foi*- tbe fulfillment of tho con ti act,  which HbAll be foifcited if the party declines to  outer into contiact* when cullrd_iipon to. do so. oi  jfhc'fuiK locompk-tr- the woik or tOMipiil) the  inatflrml contracted for. .The checks of the un-  succc*"-ful tender*. ��ill be rcttn ncd to them upon  tho ovcni-ion of the contiact.  The lowest   m inj   tender   not   ncco-.*.ml>  accepted.  .7. K. STKACir.VN". Cil . Clcik.  Nolson, 11, ('., Jiiniiaiy -."lib, l'MO.  GoVporation of the City of Ne!soq  TENDERS   WANTED.  Sopaiate scaled tendei*. will be received bj the  ma>0i nnd ehy . onncll or Nelson up till noon on  Monday, rcbrilar.. 1_.L_>, I'XK), for materia! foi the  lOiiflti iiction of a m hiuf at the foot of Hall Micct.  at N'e.M.n, Hnlish Columbia.  (I) For Mf Hi-red timber and plank*', appsoxlma  tiuf-T i(KM-0.i feet board meiiMlrc  0 I'm pile <, aiiiitnxiinalliiK l.',_CK) lineal feet.  (_) For bolt., di ift batti*.. ana ...i-Oiei *���  Spc.itl. alumsii'id contUliuiis of lumlu'ii-K and  ronliHi.t, may be seen on application at the oflicc  of the cit.i eiiKltieei, cllj ball, .los-phine stied.  Nelson.  Kach "tender iiiu*-t be nutO-iipiiniud bj an  acec.itcd binkcbeik or certitlcate of depo-df.  made pajublolo the Cofpohition of the cjit. of  Ncl-On, uipial lo 'it- per cent of tho amount of the  tender, as a sucmtt> foi the due fulfillment of (liu  contract, which -.hall be forfeited if the past) decline*, to enter Into-ontiuct when called upon to  do ho, or if he fails to supply tl.e material contracted for. The cheens of tho unsii. cessfu] tenders will be returned to them upon the u\c. ution  of the conduct. '  The lov*u*>t or any tcndci not >icces*-iiily ac  iaptrd. ,  J. K.ST-UOH-.Y.Cit} Cleib.  Nelson. Jl. C , J��ni-..iy ��h, l-KVC).  Corporation of the City of Nelson  TENDERS   WANTED.  Sealed tender*, will bo icceiM'd by the njiiyoi  and bit} council of Nelson, nn till noon on _don  day, February 12th, I'M. foi tiie construction of a  wharf at the foot of Hall sticet, .it NcImw, British Columbia, the luiporation siipplung nil  nlattnal.  Draw in^h. spe( iflcations. und cundilioim of ton  daring ami contract inav be m ( n on application  at the oilhcof tbe (it) engineer, citi bull, Jose  phine sticet,Nelson  ?.ach tendei must be a< coinpanicd b> an ac  ccptcd bank c h��< k oi tcrlillcate of deposit, made  ��� payable to (he C'oij-OinliouoMho Citj of VeNon,  -���-tuiti to '__."> per < cut of the amount of tbe tcndci.  as a bcetint} for the duo fillflllmant of the con  tract, which shall be forfeited if. the pait} declines to enter into contra.I when called upon to  do bo, or if he fails to complcto the,work ion  tutctcd for. Thci-iockx-if llie iinsuccesHftil ton  dors .v ill lie ictiirncd to Uiem upon t lie e vecutiou  of tbe tonlract.  The lowest or anj lender not necessarily ac- '  ��opted.  J. K. STHACHAN, City Clwk.  Kcl-oii, H. c. j-imi.uy aath. inoo.  sequence^ alinbst every day for  six weeks she. had. to go out and  help to separate her own turkeys  from some other flock. Each of the  gift gobblers eanie back home, not  once but many times, with his  ha_%i_i:at his heels.  Cats are^ proverbial"', honiers.  Southern negroes''' have many entertaining superstitions connected'  with their transfer. In moving they  say it is the worst of luck in the  world to take along the.oat. litis  also'very bad luck to give-away'a  cat, unless its feet arc greased-and  allowed to make marks ou the  threshold it goes OA'er. They say,  further, the homing propensity'can:  bo destroyed by putting biittdr on:  pussy's feet before they touch anything in her ne .v_honic. Black Aval-  nuts, Avhich it is nearly as bad luck  to moA'e as a cat, may be made to  serve as ill luck antidotes by cracking them carefully, and either"tic-  ing a necklace of shells on the cat,  or putting 'thei_i; upon her-feet for  boots. It is lucky to haA'e the gift  of a cat, and luckier still to haA'e  one come to you of its oavu motion.  A gift cat ought to be taken home  in a bag securely tied,] so none of  the luck Avill escape.  NotAA'ithstanding this was done in  the case of a tortoise shell tabby,  she came home over a distance of  fifteen miles. She took all summer  to do it in. The road home led  through pleasant woods and was  never A'ery far from  a clear creek.  At various times betAveen June,  when she '"vanished from her. new?  home, and November, when she reappeared at her old one, tabby Avas  seen skittering through the Avoods  /with a bird iu her mouth, or sunning herself luxuriously high in  some safe tree crotch. The first  nipping frost brought her to the  familiar dooj. meowing, and looking up at her old inaster as if she  had never lost it. .  AMERICAN  AND -  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY EJ.KCT..ICITY  AND HI-ATKD BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Largo comfortable bedrooms-and  flrat-elasg  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IV|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  J.A-E OK lift i-O-.-I- -10TI"--, CAI-CAUY  Afadden House  Baker and AA'ard  Streots, Nelson  The only hotel in Nelson that has remained  under one management since 1893.  The bed-rooms are well tttrnlsbed and lighted  by electricity.  The "bar is always stocked by the boat domestic and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL,'. erie,  li-. G.  Kir__t-cJa��is in _  liquor* mid ciffArs.  and rc_fde_it guests,  every, respect.   Choicest wines,  Every comfort for transient  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN. '  JOSEPH CAMPBELLrProprletorT  A Big Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALAVAYS  KltKSH  !0c  Al-WA YS  COOL  The bet gins.*, of bci'i to l-c lind In Nelton H nt  THK I'Llljl HOTEL  Cornor -3ilica and  atanloy Strcct-j,  L J. CORRAN. Pros.  HALCYON WATER  ss no exp_3_*__v_-2rs.T.  The    inedirinitl    viilues   ot    HALCYON  AVATER lias  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street    Thorp�� ��5fe Co.  E. SEISTERER & GO.  HUt-VM Ito AM) ]IO/TI-KRS Of  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and lcgnlnr  ileiivrry to iho trade  Biewo-V at Nelson  NOTICE.  T lm\c this dnv nt IX o'clock iiiiiiouji-lccl;  One Ik_j mnrii, one tiliUo hind loot. <-lar in  forcheiui, aboii,*, eight years old.  One In��> horse, -v. Into ntur in fo-cl-Ci-d, hind  hoof bmll> sjilit, nbo.it Usn jcj-i ������ old.  Ownersitihj iolciu*('tlic*��nnolj\ [miji i>Siluiiwsi.  K. 2.-.'(-Kl-<;OU.Cit. I��ouim-Kei_|��or.  Xctson. Ji-iisi.ii-} .'Olti, I'W.  Tax Hits Ontario Mills.  Montreal, January-30.���The tax  of $1.00 per cord i-Inced on pulp-.  AA'ood, Avitli a rebate of .$i;.--0 per  cord Avlien tlio pulp produced therefrom is maiMifactiired Avithin tho  limits of the proA*ince of Quebec, is  jiot AA'orking as its promoters intended. Its purpose AA'as to cut olT  the supply of American pulp manufacturers. It is not only doing  that, but it has cut off the supply  of two big mills located on tho  OfctaAA-n river, just outside the limits  of the proA'ince in Ontario.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  GROCERIES.  AMACDON-ALD & CO.-Corncr Vernon and  ��� Josephine streets, whole-lie grocers and  jobbers inblanlcets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubber-,  mackina .vs and miners' sundries.   ITOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMI-  **��� TED���Vdrnon�� street, Nolson, wholesalo  groceis.    fOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  u   son, wholcale grocers.   '      COAL.  ���PJROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  ��*   AVholesale dealers in coal and coke. Cliarlc. -  St. Ilarljo. Agent: Baker street. Nelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  T_T BYERS & CO.-Corner Baker and Josephine  *-*������   streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard  ware and  mining supplies.  Powdor Co.  Agentsfor Giant  T AAVRENCE HARDWARE ICOMPANY���  XJ Bicker St., Nelson, wholesale dealeis in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplier.   VANCOUVER HARDAVARE COMPANY,  LIMITED-Baker street. _N'eIaon. wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  bers aud tinsmiths' supplies.       ,  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHOUPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corncr A'ernon  ���*��� and Cedar streets, NeKon, manufacturer',  of and wholesalodealcrs in terated waters and  fruit sjTups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  TTT  V. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker fand  vv ���   Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in   as-aj ers  supplies.   Agents Ifor Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and'Josephine streets, Nolson, wholc_ale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agent/,  for Pab��t Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.  ���   COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  TT J. EVANS & CO.-Baker strco^ Nelson,  *-*������   wholosalo    dealers   in   liquors,    Cigars.  cement, (Ire brick and fire clay, water pipe anil  = steel rails, and general commission merchant-..  FLOUR AND FEED.  ���DRACK-MAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  *-* LTD.���Front street. Nelson, wholesalo dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and ha_ ami g-i-in.  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New Westminster;  2_  CIGARS;    k  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Comer Baker and Hall street-- Nelson, manufacturer'! of "Rojal Seal" and "ivoote  nay Hello" brands of cigars.   PAINTS   AND" OILS.  NELSON HARDAVARE COMPANY-Bakac  Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and brushes of all kinds.. Largest stock In  Kootenay.   FRESH- AND SALT MEATS.  P' BURNS &   CO.-Baker  -.frect,   Nel-.o.t, _  ���   w hole sale dealers in f re��li and cured meats.  Cold storage. ' ]   POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POAA'DER COMPANY-Baker  Street Nelson, mtuiufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black-blasting powder*-,  wholesalo dealers in caps aud fuse, and electric  blasting apparatus. /__  .  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY-Vornoii  street, Nelson. whole_alp dealers in provi*'-  lons, protluce. and fruits. Agejits for Swift &  Co. bacon and hams.   JY, GRIFFIN   &   CO -Comer Vernon aiwl_  *   Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale doalOM  m prt-vision1). c'l.rotl meats, butter and eggi*.  P~" R, STEAVART & CO.-AVarchouscb on C. P.  * P.. track, foot of Stanley direct. Nelson.  wholesalo dealers in provisions, produca umd  fruitB. Cold Aloruge. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, ham1*, Iai-d and other products.   MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO.,Ltd. ��� Nelson   branch.   Hall   hired,  AArhole��ale de��-lcr>.jn butter, eggs and choce.   SASH AND DOORS.  NELSON SAW AND PiANI.VG MILLS  IJMITKD-Conier Front and Hall -.trcets.  Nelson, matiufacturers of and wholosalo doalerrt  in sash and doors;allltinds of factory woik mode  to order.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMI-  TED-Corner Front and Hall streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines tcoso and bulk)  and domustic andlmporte<l cigars.  ARCHITECTS.  ���R1AVART & CAKRIE-ArchUeot8.   Room* T  *-J   and �� Ah*.r<1<Hin h.rrlt. Rnkerot-rflnt. N��l*>����',  LODGE   MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nelson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of Pythias, moots in I. O. 0. V.  Hall, corner Baker aud Kootonay- streets, every  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting Knights  cordially invited toattend.  T. LILLIE, C. C.      R. O, JOY, K. ot R. tc 3.  "NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A, V. & A. M.  ��� Moots second Wednesday in each mo-ifch.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  ���KTELSON L~0. L.. No- IG92. moots in I. O. 0. V.  J"    Hall, corner B.vker and Kootenai ��treet*.  1st and 3rd Friday  of each month.   Visiting  brfthprn cordu-lly invit��d.  It HoHiN'hOV, W.M. AV Ck-\\ n-ii!>, Rec-Sec.J  lELSON _-_RIE, Number 2-, Fraternal Order j  of Eagle*, meets overy second and fourth f  Wednesday itieach month  lit Fraternity Hall.'  Viwlting brethren welcome.  AV. Gossri.t. President.  CiiAiiM*. PkossI ti, Secret.iii  w  ELSON illNERS' UNION NO. 90. AV. V.oti  ivL���>foe_S in miiiei-' union ioohh. north-f  cast coiiiei'A'jctoria and Kootonay sticet**, uver> I  Saturday t^cnlIlg at 8 o'clock. Visiting meui-B  bers wofcome. __ ,   ���, _      __.fi  Jami-S AVfLKhs. Sec'y.    Cs(-.-. A. Mcka .. Pren-1  THE rcg'tlnr Hi-dings of the Carpenter-' L ntonl  aro held on AVoiliicdu.. i_\ei,iiig of cachfi  week, .it " oclo-k. in iho Minois Union hallcor-f  nor Victorl.i !-liil Kooteimv --ticeK  H. ROHINSOV. President.  JAMES COLLING,-secretary. 4  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON. B. 0., WEDNESDAY JANUARY 31, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  pushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Baku  Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fall 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 t\\e Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before'Christmas the following  staple lines of goods ........  The Karq Cabinet Crand Pianos  ���} The best in Canada  fioufintf Man hi hoc   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  dCWing "ldbnine5Domesticandthe 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 Vest your eyes,free of charge.  ,-    Mail and express orders promptly attended to. ���  ���'  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  CITY LOCAL NEWS  No further effort lias been made  by the friends of young J nines  Kelly to secure bail for the lad since  the sureties originally named backed  out, and it is presumed that the  matter has beeu dropped. ���    .  The tank of the gas company's  gasholder is growing rapidly, in  fact it is practically completed and  the workmen will shortly commence  on the holder, or inside compartment. Tiie balance of the apparatus for the Avorks. Avas received  yesterday. L. !_..��� MorrijBeld, chief  engineer of the Economical Construction Company, is expected in  the city this Aveek to go OA*er the  buildings.  A team belonging to the Mirror  Lake Ice Company rail away on  Ward street yesterday and created  some excitement along the route of  their wild, gallop.  The steamer Kokanee took a  party from Kaslo to Mirror lake  last night. The excursionists enjoyed a jolly night's skating.  The best point for skating about  Nelson just uoav is near the C. P. R.  dock, where there is a -fine sheet of  ice. The frozen.'area . was black  iAvith skatersyesterday. ...  D.'-* 11. Dingwall, ah extensive  manufacturing jeweler of Winnipeg, is in the city on a tour of-the  proA'ince. Mr. Dingwall is registered at the Phair.  Certificates of improvements  were issued yesterday to Ii. M. McLean at Rossland in respect to the  Consolidated Alabama and Atlanta  mineral claims.  W. H. Swerdfeger has recorded  the transfer of his interests in the  Elk, Tiumpet, Willie, Bellerophon,  Royal Arthur and Invincible claims  on the headwaters of Eagle creek  to Solomon Johns.   '  The C. P. It. location party working on the Balfour extension is now  cuti-ped at Nine-mile point, and the  engineers are working on both sides  mm&&m������mmmm��mmmmmmmwmm&����&��  AT A. FERLAND'S  Having just returned from the  Has. owi   Markets, Avhen.  I  have been  purchasing  Spring  Goods which  are  now in transit  to  Nelson, and to make room  for the same, we Avill   for the  next  ten   days  do   aAvay -with   the ordin.u-y profit and   sell   goods at  10 per cent advance on  Avliolesalo cost, thi^ 10 per cent being just .sufTieicut to pay freight charges.    This is an oppor-  .tuuity not often presented to the public.    Here are a few sample prices:  Dress Goods  Dress Goods, regular price 65c, sale price  40c  Dress Goods, regular price $1, sale price   ,: '. 60c  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, (silkjj regular price $1.50, sale price  T. .-. .$1.00  Black Satin, regular price $1.50, sale price    .._....'...'��� $1.00  Prints, regular price 10c, sale price : .'. 7c  Ladies' Silk Blouses, regular price $5, sale price . $3.30  Fancy Outing Flannel, regular price 12 1-2c, sale price 9c  Lsdies' Electric Seal Coats at :  _,*. .' $35  A few Ladies' Jackets and Capes at ' * Less than cost  of the point re-surveyiug the pro  posed line. Engineer Proctors who  is iu charge of the party, predicts  that the sound of blasts will speedily be heard in the vicinity, but up  to the present no Avord has been re-  ceived' regarding the contract.  It. W. DreAv, local agent of the  C. P. R., resumed his duties at the  depot yesterday. Friends Avill be  pleased to learn that his father's  health is improving.  Trainmaster Hamilton of the  C. P. 11. Avas in Robson yesterday  on business in connection Avith the  road.  Should occasion arise it is probable that the entire 400 men required to complete lord Strathcona's Canadian.contingent for service in South Alj-R'-i could be recruited in Nelson, if the volume of  inquiries regarding the matter may  be accepted. A recruiting station  is to be located here, but it is not  knoAvn Avhen enlistments are to be  taken, or AA'hether the Avork is to be  done through local militia officers  or by a recruiting oflieer sent in.  When definite* information can be  had The Ti-ii-UNT-.:-wilI publish full  details, and ili tli'e'meantime enthusiasts must cultivate the admirable  quality of patience.  The seats for the Fairview school  AA'ere taken from the C. P. R. depot  to the school building yesterday.  Principal Clayton is busily engaged  iii completing arrangements for the  opening of the school, which takes  place in a day or two.  Tom Ward, the man arrested  with a quantity' of stolen goods in  his possession, Avas brought before  magistrate Crease yesterday for  sentence. His worship imposed a  sentence of six months' imprisonment'at hard labor .in. the provincial jail. Ward strenuously denied  any knowledge of. the theft, maintaining that'the goods Avere given  to him by a friend."     _..,  Mrs. R.Ince and familyleaA'e.tonight for OttaAV-l. Mr. tnce Avill  follow about the 15th inst.  S. A. Kelly, provincial constable,  returned yesterday from Sandon.  He reports matters quiet in that  district.        *  Chief justica McColl-has made an  order setting aside the service of  the Avrit in the action of Kennedy  vs. McKay on tho ground that no  place Avas stated in the Avrit Avhere  appearance ' AA'as to be entered.  Plaintiff Avas allowed to amend the  AA'rit. The point hn'bl _:e_l is of considerable intep'C-il to the legal  fraternity.  Peterson, the Kaslo man 'charged  Avith theft, Avas not brought before  judge Forin yesterday morning  OAviug to the absence from the.citv  of sheriff,Tuck and constable Kelly.  He Avill probably ,be arraigned, tomorrow,  F. R. Stewart of Vancouver, general manager of F. R. Stewart k  Company, Avholesale provision ancl  produce merchants, is in the' city.  Mr. Stewart states that it is his intention in future to spend a good  part of his time in Nelson aud  assume the i_ct_A*e. management of  the business here. -Mr. Parkinson  Avill be assistant mauagcr.  Stoves   StoVes  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents fdr the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our .claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning; all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASI.0  SANDON  loan has iiually accomplished Russia's long laid plans to obtain complete political and financial control  of Persia, Avith the double object of  ousting the British and assuring  Russia an outlet on the Persian  gulf.   Leyds Going to St. Petersburg.  St.-Pi3TE-.shu._C-, January :.0.���  The newspapers here announce  that Dr.*Leyds., the diplomatic representative of the Transvaal, will  spend a few days in this city next  week.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  WE HAVE STOVES  At tiik Hume.-���N. A. Small, Van-  couA'er; W. W. Merally, New Den-  A*er: George AV. Lawson, Toronto;  Thomas E. Burnett, Granite; W. C.  Perry, Winnipeg: E. B. McMaster,  Vancouver; E. Humphreys, Revelstoke. ���" ���   ���  At the Phaib.���R. A. Wylie, D.  R. Dingwall, Winnipeg; C. G.  Lange, Fernie; J. B. Williamson,  Sandon; Mrs. Stewart, Portland,  Oregon: W. MeadoAvs, Cascade; H.  J. Painter, Vancouver.  At the Grand Centrau���Steller  Maybee, Greenwood; G. Morris,  Ymir; Mrs. McDonald, Miss Sullivan,  ���Priceville; Mrs. Youngguest, Fort  Steele; G. Williams, F. Potts, Silver  King; E. M. Lowrey, Brantford; W.  A. Gordon, Toronto.  At the Queen's.���II; Pollard,  Goatfell; W. A. Skinner, Kaslo; C.  C. Brown, Rossland; Mrs. W. H.  Mackenzie and daughter, Robson:  H. W. Atkinson, Referendum, N. S.  Potter, Boston; A. Forrester, Robson.  Here's Bargains  tyEN'S SUITS  AVe l_i_\c about 'in .".intSiOC good s-ci'vicoable  ��� 1 weeds, odd*, .m.i cue*. Of our SKI mid SHi-mils. a_|  si/i'*-mc in tile lot.   Tufr-i jour choice for $7..X>.  Hoy's suitf.', mini) and nice, evti.i good loi'Iit-  Unpi-cc.  Undus ..carat sppci.il low prices.  Kugains in .iien's nnd boy's caps, socks nnd  ties.   Qmilitj good���price. low.     ���' '       '  But  while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  would  draw  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Ten aiC Collec l\.t.��, (several designs) Enamelled Handle nippers. Pudding Dislicsj Tea  .  . Kettles, etc., nnd the only place you can get them i.s nt  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Tlje Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery.and Provision Department is crowded with aM the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  u\  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Baker Street,  Opposite Queen'-** Hotel.  BROWN & CO.  IS THE  Rumors Atiout "Persia's Loan.  St. Petersburg, January SO.���-It  is seim-officiaily Announced that  tho government, at the request of  tho government of Persia, and in  A-iew of the good relations betAveen  the two goA'crnments, has authorized the-Bank- of- Persia-to take-up  the loan of ,22,500,000 roubles, about  to be issued in Persia under the  designation of the 5 per cent gold  loan of 1900. There is a Avidespread  idea in  London   that the Persian  CUT PRICES  ORDER OK THK DAY  And I want to be In it. Ih&ro'just received  Fall ..umples of-Suitings aud OvcrcoatltiRs, representing a 9^0,000 stock to choose from made lo  your order at Pi ices never before heard of in Nelson.'AH the latest fad. in Fancy *Veatings for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a ���specially.  Lowest prices.   Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Monsdon  la like ali our goods   Reliafole  Monsoon Tea-is always the same  For sale by  T(]e Western Mercantile Co., Limited  SiieeoKsors to Al. Jtc-.Itri__.iy & Co., Staple and I'.uiey (.loccrs ]__-J__.-R STREET. NELSON  " CLEANING  -    AND  REPAIRING  Fine Tailoring  YOUR OAVN GOODS .MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clurkc Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  LADIEs7aN-D JENTLJEMEN  C'lolhcH cleaned and guaranteed. Also  i_liiin;_ey sweeping on shortest notice.  Oidei*. left at Palace Bakery, next to  lto.Mil Hotel, i-tanley htieot.  J.   M0FFETT,    Proprietor.  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A, Irving & Go  's  ITS  ��__��  New Grocery Store  favor lis wills will receive our careful attention mid prompt delivery  AVe wo in no way connected with any house in the trade  AVe arc now open for business and .ire in a position  to furnish you with good  fresh giccoiici- at lowest  pi ices.  Any ordei *. you may  Josephine .mil Silica Street -,  , opposite A_etho.l_i.f_ (.hurelL  PATTON &BNMAN  Comfortable  SMALL SHOES ,oM-tUo ��**-��  STRONG SHOES '�����<���������*���*>>����� *  STYLISH SHOES tor -h0,r "lUicrs  DAINTY SHOES ^^^m[sscs  ELEGANT SHOES tor their mothers  _\SK YOUR GROCER FOR TljE CELEBRATED  B & K  Tho Best that Money can Buy.  Take no Other  Mamifaeturpd by tho tlrAckmaifKcr Milling Co.. Ltd,   ���   - ,  A'ictoria, A'miconvcr, We��linin*-ler, Kdinonlcui.N'elNoii.    ',  Oats  Grey Blankets, regular price $4, sale price' , S2.75  Men's Tweed Suits, regular price $10, sale price ,' $6.00  Men's Serge" Suits, regular price $12, sale price.'. '. .$7.50  Men's Overcoats, regufar pr-ce $12, sale price $7.50  Men's Ulsters, regular price $8, sale price _ ' "��� ��� .$5.00'  Boots and Shoes  Ladies' Dongola Button Boots  $1.35  -Ladies' Dongola Laced Boots $1.35  Ladies' Alaska Overshoes 75c  Cafl a_]d get bargains  Elliot Block, Balder St  AVe stand back of our Shoes  They are made in Mich a way, from stock, that there in no excuse for anything but satiafaction  AVo have a larger stock than you usually seo and loucr prices for the same quality  than Jou ever run across -  Shoes to fit all feet, In styles to suit every fancy, at prices mowed down to a minimum.  Neeland's Shoe Emporium  BAKER STREET, 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.  ������=?/'  istotio  In consequence of a quantity of inferior coal oil being sold in the  city} purchasers are requested to see that ali cases and tins are  marked either Standard Oil Company or Imperial Oil Company.  C. W. WEST & CO., Agents.  2_.4-_.26 Baker Street, ffelson-  T0 YOUI. LOT LINE  AVE. DO IT     SEE US  GAS FITTING OUB SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opera House Block, Nelion  STRAGHAN BROS.  red J. Squire, lerchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND  WEST BAKER STREET- KELSON  SPRING SUITINGS  OPl?OSITlS SJLVKR KINO HOTKL


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