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Array DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  _'*���  EIGHTH  YEAR,  Pnmcriows HIS HAND  Blocks a Government Bill.  Victoria, February 1.���[Special  to tho Tribune.]���Prentice today  gave an illustration of the one-man  power which made Joe Martin turn  green with envy. It wa.s just bc-  sore the house rose, tho afternoon  having been spent in a discussion  of the Coal Mines Regulation-bill,  to which McPhillips moved an  amendment, attacking its constitutionality as trenching upon a matter of Dominion control, and also  ill advised���.in virtually excluding  French Canadians from British Columbia mines in the Crow's Nest  Pass for instance. McPhillips  wanted to adjourn the debate while  he procured certain information,  but McKechnie, who was in charge  of the bill, refused.  Colonel Baker wanted-a prs.pone-  ment pending the expected arrival  of a report from the Crow's Nest  mines; and later Helmcken asked  for time to permit of information,  coming to him.  To all entreats McKechnic replied that the debate must go on.  He intimated that a night sitting  would be held to finish it. Then  Prentice appeared with ah intimation that he had just heard of the  death of Alexander Dunsmuir, .iu  New York, and that as this bill  particularly affected the Dunsmuir  interests, it would be only decent  to adjourn the debate.; To point  his demand, Prentice'added that a  ire from James Dunsmuir, now on  NELSON:  FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 1900.  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL-  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  S��5tffr*"- - c^e *' CHURCHILL GIVES HIS VIEW  *���) way.  K.  to  New   York, had   ter-  b&ted the  pair  they had  made  ....d left Prentice free to vote.   .  The adjournment thus called. ;f or  was granted forthwith, and the  miuisters had not sufficient presence  of mind to disguise the hold-iip  by giving evidence that they would  luive adjourned the debate out of  respect to Mr. Dunsmuir, irrespective of the power of Prentice's  vote. "As one member said, Prentice flout ished the pistol, and" tho  ministers hands went up. The circumstances of the-release of the  pair seems to imply breakers ahead,  ANXIOUS FOR DELACOA BAY  Working Up Intervention.  Berlin,     February   'L--.lt    is  strongly"rumorod-in parliamentary  circles that the chief political object  of   -Dr.   Leyds   in   visiting   Paris,  Berlin and St. Petersburg, is to in-,  duee  France, Germany and   Russia  to intervene if Great Britain should  attempt to seize Delagoa Bay.   The  correspondent of   the    Associated  Press  learns that count  Yon  Bue-  low, foreign secretary, has thus far  refused to give a definite promise.  There    has     been    daily   conferences    between   emperor   William  and  count   Von   Buelow   on    the  subject. German colonial circles, and  . the German government itself, regard the.Avarasdistiuctly unfavorable to German interests in Africa.  No matter how it may end Germany  .will  acquire  uncomfortable neighbors, either fanatical Boers or presumptuous British.' More than this,  the feeling i�� that in German southwest Africa,  where  the ��� Boer-" ele-  -menfc is strong but 'slumbering, a  formidable Boer movement-is bound  to bo awakened.    Germany, therefore, would like peace under conditions that would  leave both belligerents weakened.  ��� ���     '  St. James Theatre Reopened.  Lummox, February l.-���-Sb. James  theatre; which was entirely remodelled during George Alexander's absence from London, was reopened this afternoon, with Anthony Hope's Rupert of Hentzau,  before the most brilliant audience  that has been seen there since the  outbreak of tire war. The prince  of Wales, with the duke and duchess of Fife occupied the royal box,  and general sir Evelyn Wood and  other officers wore in the stalls.  .Before the curtain rose madame Al-  bina sang tho national anthem, the  audience joining with patriotic enthusiasm. ^__^_  Progress of Wireless Telegraphy.  London, February I.'���Emilion  Guarini, a native of Puglia, Italy,  who is little more than 20 years of  age, has discovered a means of  utilizing Marconi's invention at the  greatest distances. He accomplishes this by means of his own  invention, which i.s called a repeater  and   wliich   he says   receives the  them to other re  peaters for continuous repetition.  He says he needs a repeater only at  every five-hundredth mile. He says  his invention will enable polar expeditions to keep in constant communication with civilization. Marconi thinks that the present limit  of eighty-six miles in communication will shortly be raised to 150  miles. lie has no belief in Nicola's  Tesla's promise to communicate  across the Atlantic. He believes  that science, while gradually progressing, will bo unable to obtain  such great results- before the preliminary difficulties have been surmounted. Personally, he does not  expect; yet. to girdle the Atlantic.  BRITAIN'S GREATEST ARMY  213,000 Men for Africa.  London-, February 2.���Mr. Wynd-  ham's declaration in the house of  commons, that Great Britain will  have in a fortnight lS0,00b regulars  in South Africa, 7.000 Canadians and  Australians, and. 20,000 South African volunteers, is received with  wonderment. Of this total of 213,-  000 troops, with 452 guns, all are  now there with the exception of  about 18000. This is the largest  force Great Britain has ever put  into the field. At the end of the  Crimean war she had scraped together S0.O0O men. Wellington at  Waterloo had but 25,000.  'Mr. Wyndhain's speech  was the  strongest defence  the  government  has yet put forward as to what has  been done and is being done.     The  general tone of the morning.papers  .is that his figures will astonish the  ; country.    Roughly speaking,   only  S0.000 men. are at .the . front.     Ten  thousand   others   haA'e   been  lost,  and 10,000 at Ladysmith.     Exclud-  . ing these, there are  70,000  troops  which have not yet been in action,  iu addition to those at sea.     Why  so many effective men have not yet  beeu engaged is  explained  by the  lack of land transport, and the organization   off "supplies,  to  which  lord Roberts Ifes devoting his former  experience and lord  Kitchener  his  genius   for   details.      It  seems as  thought the weight of these masses  must destroy the equilbrium which  "now holds the British forces stationary wherever  they are in contact  with the Boer army.  Cable scraps, received during the  last twelve hours, do not further  illuminate the military operations.  Various independent corrchpou-  dents confirm the report that  general Buller told hi< troops on  January 28th that he hoped to relieve Ladysmith within a week. It  is believed in some rather trustworthy quarters that he is again  assailing tiie Boer lines.  A further list of casualties,  published by the war office, brings  the total from the crossing of the  Tugela 'to the abandonment of  Spion Kop to be 1805 officers and  men. .  Exceptional activity at the navy  yards continues, -but a correspond-"  cut of the Associated Preas learns  that this is chiefly new construction  and refitting work. Three ships  will be com missioned at Davenport  this month. '      -  , Some unpleasant criticism of the  war office has been caused by the  discovery that the sights of the  Lee-Enfield carbines arp .defective.  Old carbines have been supplied to  .the outgoing fourth brigade of cavalry. The only announcement regarding fresh.milito1fyv$^pdi-ation.s  is the forum tion of three additional  batteries.    ���' ':.  Of the Transvaal Situation.  London, February 1.���Winston  Churchill's dispatch from Pietor-  marit/.burg, in addition to details  respecting tho position on the  Tugela, gives a most interesting  survey of the position. He says:  "Tho most serious attacks upon the  war oflicc, appear unjust. The  great army in South Africa is the  finest in quality, beautifully organized, and equipped in all details and  with excellent artillery. The Boer  guns are few but splendid, and are  cleverly handled. The Boers can  find the range of moving targets at  7000 yards often at the first shot of  our guns, Ave cannot explain Iioav.  In an interesting comparison of  British and Boer methods of warfare, as illustrated during the battle of Spion Kop, showing how tbe  British troops Avere " cramped,  mixed and disorganized, and how-  the machinery of control was shat-.  tered," he says: "This would not  have affected the .Boers, each of  .whom, in pursuance of a general l'e-  solve either to hold or to evacuate'  a position, would haA'e acted individually, aud quite'independently  of officers'orders. It was.a.case*of  a pack of hounds against a flock' of  sheep. But the next morning the  British battalions were again colT  collected and solid, showingthe ad-  vantage of discipline."  A similar loss would have; dis,-]  heartened the Boers, and have:  caused a general trek. Herein lies  our expectation of ultimate success.  The British have great recuperative  powers ; the Boers have none.- The  Avar, therefore is broughfrnearcr an  end even by unsatisfactory operations. Mr. Churchill anticipates  that the consequence of the war  will not be altogether eA*il, as there  Avill be a great increase of respect  between the combatants, and" contempt, the former-Avedge of cleavage,, Avill be gone for ever.'  Lorenzo Marquez. February 1.���  -Adelbert Hay, the ..new United  States consul at Pretoria, arrived  here this afternoon on his way to  the Transvaal.  government to put:jnto operation  the Labor Coucilliatiou and Arbitration Act of 180-1. The petitions  will be returned to Sandon and  presented to the general meeting  Wednesday 'evening, and after receiving the endorsation of thfi  meeting, will be forwarded to Victoria. Thus it Avould appear the  long nnd fruitless squabble may  reach a settlement iu the' near  future. - ,  :,.���![���  TALK OF A THIRD ATTEMPT  To Believe Ladysmith.  London, February 2.���Spencer  Wilkinson, in the Morning Post, today discusses a long dispatch from  Winston Churchill, dated at Pieter-'  maritzburg, and describing the  situation in Natal.-a^He says: "This  dispatch deserves to(be closely read.  It is an appeal td\ the public at  home, and as it has'been passed by  the censor, may be tfiken to represent the feeling of general Bulier's  army. Mr. Churchill represents the  difficulties of general Buller's task  in concise terms. -J-hc enemy will  dct with' common,,sense. They will  place outposts on^ the hills,; and  keep.-, back' their!_j_.;main body  until -i they: see -;.the'���' decision^;Of  General .Buller's^movement. They  ���will; quickly_   brings up. ,the main  Vv_rv_rl it in ��������**_-1     ' _n*��rt-_r_iM*y\-nt\rf_r��*-   ��� "t-it!-* r�� 4-   -" _rl __-��  CITY   LOCAL   NEWS;  Mill Men Combine,  Vancouver", February L���It is  announced by Mr. Stein, secretary  of the board of trade, that all the  shingle and lumber mills of Vancouver aud Westminster have combined, and it is hoped that at an  early date the-mills of Vancouver  Island and the Kootenays Avould  follow suit. The combine is to be  kuoAvn as the Association of British  Columbia Lumber and Shingle  Manufacturers, John Hendry has  been elected president and Mr.  Stein secretary. The first act of  the association was to memorialize  the goA'ernment of Canada to place  a duty on all lumber and shingles  imported into British Columbia  from Puget Sound.  Advance Made in Iron.  London, February I.���Throughout south Staffordshire, the iron  works have advanced the price of  iron ten shillings per ton, on account of the dearness of coal.  Several names Avere added to the  list of volunteers for Strathcona's  Horse yesterday, some of the applications coming in by wire.  Lieutenant Beer lias declined to receive applications until he is iu-  stineted to do so by the militia  authorities. Ho belieA*es that if  Nelson is to be'made the recruiting  center for the district a recruiting  officer Aviil be sent here to transact  the business, and that iu the meantime nothing can be done. A notice  has beeu posted to this effect, and  those Avho desire to enlist may as  Avell nurse their aspirations for the  present. * ,  The British, Columbia Gazette  announces-the appointment of E.  A. Crease and alderman W. J. Wilson ah members~uf the police commissioners. The appointments to  the A'acancies on the board of license commissioners aro alderman  Willhim Irvine and J, A. Kirkpatrick. -  Tiie Bulldog tunnel is not completed as yet. The rock work is finished, hoAvever, and 150 men who  were employed on the work were  released the other day. The CJ" R.  ofiicials stato that tho brick Avork  is progressing rapidly, and that  trains may be riinuingthrough the  tunnel any day.  Trying to Effect a Settlement.  Now Denver J.odge.  There was a meeting of the business men of Sandon on Tuesday  night, to discuss the labor situation  and to formulate some plan to bring  the mine managers and Miners' Union together, that a settlement of  the difficulty might be effected.  The meeting was largely attended  and great interest manifested.  After thoroughly canvassing the  situation, it Avas decided to call a  general meeting of the business men  and citizens of all the Slocan camp,  to be held at Sandon on Wednesday  evening, February 0th. .At this  meeting the managers and miners  Avill be asked to be present, and  stops Avill be taken to select a committee of arbitration and to induce  the contending parties to submit  their differences to that body.  In the meantime a petition Avill  be circulated in Kaslo, Sandon,  Ainsworth, NeAv Denver, White-  Avater, Cody, Three Forks, Silver-  ton and  Slocan City, asking tho  body, arid extemporize' what -.defensive .-works they cjtn .in addition  to such asthey;ha,vTe;-profuselypre-  pared in anticipation of various  ^possible advances. :<{ That is what  .everyone-would expect them to do;  and-that their main body /can'/ride  faster than: general ^Buller's main  body can walk; is also pretty:.generally understood. ' The consequence is that tho Boer army cannot be turned. Wherever it is attacked, it can put foihvard au entrenched front..        '!  According to Mr. Churchill, there  are 7000 Boers watching Ladysmith. The same number is held  ready to resist general Buller, aiid  5000 is'kepb in.reserve to -reinforce  .cithej" Jaqdy at heed. [.Thus general  . Buller-h~as~to attaok^^t-2,000 _,___.en'  entrenched on favorable ground.  For that purpose Mr. -Churchill  thinks he ought to luwe 85,000 men  instead of 25.000. In other words  general Buller ought to have  another division.  "This opinion coincides with the  view .we haA'e all along expressed,  that the centre of gravity of the  war lies in Natal, and that a British  victory there woidd be decisive."  Avhile a complete British defeat in  Natal Avould have disastrous consequences.  "It seems difficult in vieAV of the  strategy accepted at the War office,  as Avell as at Capetown, to believe  that general Buller. is to be allowed  once more to attack a position Avith  less than the numerical superiority  of three to one, which tacticians  commonly think necessary for such  a task. It is hardly intelligible  that he should attack again without loss of time. -Indeed it seems  probable that the movement is now  in-progress? "We ~inust~~hope���that  the splendid bravery of our men  will be rewarded by success. When  Mr. Churchill says that the public  must nerve themselves,he probably  means to prepare our country at  home for heavy looses in the coming battle."  Stork.-TROO.a_, Capo Colony, February 1.���A runner, who has arrived here, brought a letter from  Aliewiil North, in which it is announced that the Boers have reopened the line to Burghersdorp, as  their supplies were short at Strom-  berg. The plains being bare, the  camp of the Burghers, it is added,  has been moved back of Stormberg  heights.  London, February'2.���Tho Daily  Telegraph publishes, the following  dispatch from Spearman'b camp,  dated January. 30th: "Colonel  Wynne has taken command of general Woodgate' brigade. Colonel  Miles has been appointed chief of  general Buller's staff. The Boers  are still constructing defensive  works opposite Potgieter's drift. A  strong cavalry reconnoissance proceeded" today westward in the vicinity of Hanger's Spruit."  London, February 2.���The Capetown correspondent of the Daily  Chronicle, telegraphing January  20th, says: "General Jonbert's  wife accompanies him everywhere,  and insists on personally providing  for his table."  Spearman's Camp, January 30.���  Lord Dundouald's reconnaissance,  in the direction of Hongers Spruit,  found the road clear. The enemy  was not to fo�� seen.  WAR OFFICEWAS AT FAULT  Knew Nothing of Boer Forces.  London,    February    1.���-In   the  house of commons today Mr. Balfour, the. government leader, said  in answer to a question, that while  the military operations AA'ere proceeding he could  not ansAver any  inquiry as to tho slaughter of the  Highlanders at Magersfonteiii.   Regarding the dispatches of major-  general sir William Francis Butler,  ..who Avas in command of the British  troops in South Africa until  August, 1899, when he was relieved  by  lieutenant-general    sir    Frederick  William Forester-Walker, it being  intimated   that    general   Butler's  sympathies were in  favor of the  Boers, Mr. Balfour said there were  no reasons to present them  to  the  house.    General Butler's opinion iu  South African affairs he added wa3  Avell   known.      The    general   had  neyer suggested to the AA'ar office,  either publicly or privately, that  the   number   of , troops   required  would be anything like the number  actually sent.     In  regard to the:  suggestion   that      Indian    troops  should have   been  iised in   South  Africa, the house, Mr. Balfour said,  would understand the impossibility  of this.- .    ..' '.";.',.* .' ...'.'.','.  Replying   to ��� questions  relating  to the.ile'tters;.,o_...M_vB. F. Hawks-  , ���J'X-'j-        ���'.  j,J.     v,      '  -ri "���-, *^,       <-,   *���-.,'  ley, counsel for the British. South  African Company, and other letters  published, the secretary of state for  the cpl.oni.es, Mr. Chamberlain, admitted that those of Avhich he had  personal knowledge were published  substantially correct. The letters  had Jbeen. stojen from Mr. HaAvks-  ley's office;by aclerk who was summarily dismissed in 1897. Mr. Chamberlain further declared tha the was  only aware of the existence of the  letters a few. days before they were  published.  Sir Charles Dilke, advanced Radical member for the Forest of Dean  division of Gloucestershire, resumed  thedebate on lord Edmund Fitz--  Maurice's amendment to the address  in reply to ,the speech from the  throne." He said-he thought no one-  could deny that the result had been  to kill the belief of the Avorld in  Great Britain's ability to conduct a  war. "My country's military reputation," he added, "was never loAver,  and even now *the government  failed to��� grasp the seriousness of>  the war."  George Wyndham, parliamentary  secretary for the   war office, who  followed, admitted that the war office had not. been impregnable, but  he argued that the' government had  done its  best, considering the limitations of the military custom, and  welcomed criticism, as tbe country  Avould thus  be  enabled  to turn to  best account the tide of patriotism  and the lessons of the Avar.    J f the  government  had   done  wrong,   he  continued, it had done it with right  motives.  The cardinal points in the  campaign  Avere:   fir^t,  a desire to  give* diplomacy   a  chance;  second,  the decision of general Buller to relieve Ladysmith. _Jt._sboidd_iiot be  supposed,_lie"~_fdded7 that he criticised general Puller's decision.   (_en-  eral Buller  Avas   on   the spot, and  could    doubtless    explain   his   action.    It Avas easy to conceive,other  disasters which might have occurred  along   another,   linev   of   luh'ance.  They might  httA-e  had  a universal  rising   of   the   Cape   Dutch,     Mr.  Wyndham,    then     deplored     the  amendment,   Avhich     he    asserted  Avould   be   misunder.stood   by   the  continental critics, by  fellow subjects in Natal, and by kinsmen  in  America,  avIio Avere watching  the  vicissitudes of the struggle.   As regards   tho    forces    engaged,    Mr.  Wyndham   paid that exclusive of  the eighth division aud the  fourth  caA'alry brigade. Great Britain had  142,000   foot   and' artillery,    3700  cavalry,   '.0 siege   guns, 38   naval,  guns, -30 howitzers, 5-1  batteries  of  horse artillery, and 2.'J__   field guns ;  Avhile the combined   forces of   the  two     republics       Avere     estimated    in     1808     at " 59,000     men.  The   parliamentary secretary    for  the  Avar  office   further   intimated  that he would have to ask the house  for large financial means, in order  that the Avar might be  brought to  the only possible  conclusion,  and  that the system of home defence be  put on a sound footing.  Sir Edward Grey, Liberal member for Berwick-on-Tweed, said he  recognized that the speech of Mr,  Wyndham AA'as one which gave  greater strength'to the goA'ernment,  and had done something to lift the  gloom that had fallen on the country. "Thereare differencesof opinion  among the opposition," he continued,  "but the amendment is not intended  to" cover these differences. We  cannot withold censure for Avhat is  past, but we are- prepared to give  the government our support in the  future, and prepare to help in prosecuting the Avar to the end. The  dominating object. of the government's policy Avas to secure equality  of rights between the Avhite races  in South Africa, and next in point  of importance to see that never  again shall it be possible for a vast  arsenal to be formed there under  other control than that of Great  Britain. To that end tho goA'ernment shall have our support." Sir  Echvard said there was no thought  that the government had proA'oked  an unjust war, but it Avas certainly  the speeches of the .ministers that  occasioned the amendment.  He was proceeding Avith detailed  criticisms of the management of the  war, and was referring to the occupation of Dundee, when Mr. Wyndham, .interrupting him, said: "The  advances on Dundee and Glericoe  were made entirely on the initiatiA-e  of the late general Symons. Other  military authorities Avere not consulted. Thegovernment firstlearned  the news from the newspapers."  In conclusion sir Edward Grey repeated his assertion that he Avould  be glad to give the government his  help and confidence, if he could feel  assured that they wOuld adopt adequate measures to bring the AA'ar  to a successful issue, and so protect  the country against any complications that might arise, The debate  -Avas then adjourned. .  The gossip in the lobbies tonight  indicates  a belief that   sir Henry  Campbell-Barinerman's  support  of  the amendment to the address has  landed him in  a tight  place. 'The  amendment,  as   a party- move   to  unite   all sections   of Liberals, has  failed. It has only resulted in rallying  the  supporters of the  government   Avho  had been  considerably  embarrassed by criticisms eA-en  on  their oavu side.    Moreover, the  followers of  lord  Rosebery   Avill probably support' the government.   As  the, Irish, members*, will, abstain  from A-*oting, the.ultiinijptjs ;majority  will probably^beoveirTargcr th'au  usual. ~ It* is  felt-t*hat'^tfie "Liberals  haA'e been  trying to make  capital  out of the crisis, at attempt  which  is entirely out .of touch  Avith  the  real feeling of the country.  _ London,    February    1.���In    the  house of, lords todaj', the secretary  of state for   Avar,  the  marquis of  LausdoAvne, said he desired to formally announce   that  general   sir  'William   Francis   Butler   resigned  command of the  British forces in  South Africa  because of a political  divergence of opinion  Avitli sir A1-,  fred Milner,  the British high commissioner and gOA'ernor of Cape Colony, Avhich  AA-as so  great that he  concluded his command of tiie forces  in  South   Africa  would  become a  source   of   embarrassment   to   the  high commissioner.  CONTRACT HAS BEEN LET  r  The Emperor Not Dead.  'aris, February 1.-���A despatch  For the Balfour Extension.  The  uncertainty  existing  in regard to the   Balfour extension of  the C. P. R. AA*as ended last night,  Avhen Avord AA'as received in tho city  that the contract had been awarded  to the  firm of  Stewart & AVelsh,  who   have   their   headquarters at  Trail just now.    The announcement  will bring  disappointment to seA'eral local contractors Avho tendered  for the Avork, but is some satisfaction to know that the line is to be  built, and at once.    The successful  tenderers   are     Avell    known   railroad    contractors.    Jack   Stewart  was formerly construction engineer  for  the   Maun,  Foley  Brothers ��fc  Larscn syndicate avIio built  a large  portion  of the  Crow's  Nest road.  More   recently   Stewart & Welsh  built many spur  lines on the C. P.  R. system,  among these being  the  spurs   to  the   Sunset,   Deadwood,  Wellington and ..Greenwood ..camps.  Mr. Proetor.constructidh engineer  on the C. P. R.   was seen   by  The  Tribune   shortly   after   the word  Avas   received, and   in   reply   to  a  series  of questions  obligingly furnished considerable information on  the   subject.      He   said:   "I haA'e  just  had an  intimation  regarding  Stewart k Welsh .'"having'  secured,  the Balfour contract. ' As the  eon-;  tract,   I belieA'e,  calls  for the completion ���  of    the   Avork   in     July  next it is safe to predict  that the  firm Avili lose ho time in  commencing active 'operations.    In  fact you  may expect   to;.- see   the   advance'  guard of the contractors' forces in  Nelson  this   week.     It: \vill.' take  some time to ship the full  complement   of   plant,    Avhich    includes  scores of pIoAvs, scrapers and other  machinery not to mention thirty or  forty teams of  horses  from  Trail,  but I presume they are  concluding  their   shipping    arrangements   at  this very moment.     They.Avill probably engage,a force of 1000 or  1500 men, and the first effect of the -*  operation's   Avill.   be   to   clear   the  streets*ofrcveryimiti -who desires to  work."   t '  The cost of the line whin, completed Avill be in the neighborhood  of $500,000. ��� The C. P. It. will, of  course, luwe an engineer to superintend the Avork, and Avhile no  official notice of the fact has been  given, it is understood that Mr.  Procter, who has been in charge of  the location party, going OA'er the  proposed line for several Aveeks. will  receiAC the appointment.  from Pekin -says the report of the  death of emperor Kwang Su is not  confirmed. The_   ilespatcli__ adds  that the safety of foreigners is not  threatened, but that an English  missionary having beeu murdered  in the province of Sluing Tung, ilie  British, American, French, Italian  and German ministers have addressed a note to the Chinese  foreign office asking that measures  be taken by the autlioritie.. for the  safety of missionaries.  Spion Kop Casualty List.  London,' February l.���Tho Avar  office completes this evening the  list of the British casualties at  Spion Kop by announcing the  names of 250 men missing of various regiments, including b"J!7 members of the Lancashire Fusileers.  - Two  which  Fatal Fire in Parish School.  St, Louis, February 1. -~  lives" Avere lost by a fire  partially destroyed St. Lawrence  OToole's parish school, on Hth  street this afternoon.' The victims  Avere sister Stanislaus, and a pupil  Mary Foley, 10 years old.  Beresford Starts for Malta.'  London, February L���Rear-admiral lord Charles Beresford.  started for the Continent this morning on his Avay to Malta, to take  command of the second division of  the British Mediterranean fleet.  Railroad Men Organized.   '  1). Stamper of ilevel-^toke, international organizer of the Brotherhood of Railroad Bridgemen arrived in Nelson last evening. He  reports that the men Avorking iu  the B. and 13. department' of the  raihoads iu British Columbia, haA'e  been organized for mutual benefit  and protection, the providing aud  caring of the sick, disabled, aged  and indigent members, and the  burying of-the dead. -Their organi--  xation is known as the International Brotherhood of Railroad  Bridgemen, American Federation of  Labor, the intention being for the  order .to become general on the  American continent, and to place  it on the same footing as the sister  railroad orders. So far two lodges  have got on the Avay, Revelstoke  and Nelson, and .soon from the enquiries being made and letters received the brotherhood Avill spread  and lodges be organized in eastern  Canada and the ("nited State.-, The  lodges aro also affiliated Avith the  Trade and Labor Congiess of  Canada.   Canadian News Briefs.  The Liberal party has decided,  not to oppose premier. Macdonald,  South Winnipeg, or 'McFadden,  minister of public-Avorks, Emerson  division,' in tho bye-elections for  the provincial house. -  Alderman Grant of Vancouver,  chilirnuiu of the civic board of  Avorks, has Avithdrawn his resignation from the city council and will  take his accustomed seat at the  council board. ,  More Coast Men Coming.  Nkw Denver, February 1. -  [Special to Tho Tribune.]���Coast  advices state __50men are to be sent  in this Aveek to take the places of  the Slocan miners, the wages offered being $3.  Smallpox iu Brantford.  BUANI'KOUD, February 1.*���Thos.  Cornwall arrived June on Friday  from CleA'cIand, Ohio. On Saturday he avus taken sick ami the doctor said it Avtwi a case of smallpox. On Sunday Cornwall avjv  reinoA'ed to the smallpox hospital.  His residence, with the inmates,  and tho residences of those who A'i.s-  ited him on Saturday, have been  quarantined. 9.  THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C  FRTDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1900  $5-Spring Suits  Now is u good lime to select your spring suit or overcoat.  narlv, but better buy early than wait until lines are broken.   AVe have just re  oeivert a large shipment of suits anil light overcoats, and will sell y  ..weed suits' for nion from ?5 up.  See our liogcnt Street suitK for young men, the newest thing out.  It may seem a little  iave just re-  ou serge and  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  Tiik comment  of; the  Kamloops  Sentinel upon the reported schemes  for  a  coalition  of the contending  parties in   the   provincial   legislature, is of interest  in  so  far  as it  evidences  the  aims  of  those avIio  Avere desirous   of   bringing   about  the   coalitions  referred  to.    From  Avhat  has  leaked   out   it  appears  that two interests were desirous of  effecting.a coalition.    The most active  AA'as  the Dunsmuir    interest.  This  interest  was apparently Avilling    to   accept    any   compromise  with the government party  Avhich  would   shut   out finance minister  G.Ottou, And at the  same  time  not  necessitate a general election.    The  second scheme is generally referred  to as" the-Canadian Pacific coalition.  ''.The.promoters of this  effort  AA'ere  prepared to accept the finance minister, but they. Avere to haA'e H. D.  Helmcken   as   attorney-general  in  the   place   of    the    present    incumbent.      In     neither     of     the  schemes were the electors to be consulted, although the ladical change  was proposed of substituting a government for the people for  a  government   for corporation interest.  The people  of  the  province  haA'e  reason to congratulate themselves  that the schemes did fall through.  When the present government finds  that it  is  unable  to  transact  the  business of the province it  should  ask for a dissolution.    It  met the  house   Avith   a  working  majority,  pledged  to  carry out  certain  reforms.     Its AA'ork has not yet been  completed.     If a  trio  of Hoppers  has rendered it impossible for the  members of the government to complete the work they AA'ere elected to  ,    do, the electors   will furnish the  ^.'���euiedy.at-the poll.  1    It is reported that the management of the Enterprise mine Avill  attempt to secure an injunction restraining the members of the Sil-  *   verton  Miners' Union  from  interfering   Avith   the   cheap   laborers  whom the company   is   importing  fiom the Coast.    The only  interference   which   the   union miners  have practiced has been what is  commonly known as moral suasion.  In  many cases this is of-no effect  whatever, but it is the only Aveapon  which Avage-earners are  permitted  to use in dissuading imported la-  borerf.   from  taking places   which  they have A'acated iu  consequence  of labor' troubles.    It is not very  often  that   such   excellent obser-  A'ance of the law in-this respect���is  shown by locked-oufc  employees as  has been shown  by  the miners of  the Slocan.      They Avere likewise  fortunate in that many of the men  Avhom  they1 approached Avere sus-  ceptable   to moral suasion. ,  This,  however,    doe*>     not    please   the  management    of    the    Enterprise  mine.    The courts arc to be applied  to   for an   injunction   restraining  union miners from speaking to any  men whom the management of the  mine may bring into the country  to displace them.    TheminopAVuers  hive ��o arranged matters that certain  minets aie deprived of  Avork.  /They have   given  them cause for  complaint.   The next move   is to  have the courts enjoin the aggrieved miners fiom making any complaint.    The suggestion  of such a  thing makes one Avonder Avhat some  mine oAvners Avould do if there Avere  no   legislative    check upon   them  at all.  equally.    The city of London the  other day presented a A'ery fair idea  of the Avaste Avhich goes on in the  fight over Avhat, for lack of a better  definition,   is   called  a  fight  over  principle.     For a year the London  street railway has been Avaging a  AA'ar Avith its employees.    The company does not belieA'e in the right  of   its  employees  to  organize  for  their   own   protection.     The   employees insisted upon  the exercise  of this right and a strike ensued.  The result Avas a strike which has  lasted for about a year.    The company   held    its    annual    meeting  last   week    AA'hen     it   .came    out  just   AA'hat   the    company's    fight  AA'as      costing     its     shareholders.  The gross reA'enue for the year 1899  Avas  $59,917.58,   as   against. $113,-  ���811-75 for the previous  year.    The  operating   expenses for   last   year  AA'ere $00,872.10, an increase of more  than $1200 OA'er the  operating expenses in 1898. The cost of running  the road last year was thus $6928.54  more than the gross receipts.    But  this  sum does   not   represent  the  total loss  ou  the  year's business.  The interest on the capital invested  is not reckoned iu the operating expenses.    This strike has been  permitted to last for close upon a year,  because there Avas no machinery for  bringing the contending parties together.    The company has suffered,  its  employees  have   suffered, and  the   community   has   suffered  because there Avas no means of affording relief.    ,  The construction of the Balfour  extension   this   summer Avill have  the effect of making Nelson a very  busy centre.    From the construction of this extension it is safe to  say that .Nelson AA'ill  derive more  direct benefit than it did from all  other   pieces   of railway work in  this vicinity.   The reason for this  is that the city is close to the Avork,  and the men going to and coming  from it, Avill pass through Nelson.  More:     When     the      men     employed    on    the    work    take , a  day    off,     they    will    come    to  to Nelson, because it is not only the  nearest but also the only point upon  the extension.    When they come to  Nelson  they   will   purchase  goods  from local  merchants.   This,  with  the extra supplies which local merchants will doubtless sell  the contractors,- Avill put a great deal of  money into circulation, and in the  circulation of several thousands, of  dollars the prospect is that Nelson  Avill enjoy the brightest six months  in its experience.  DANGER   IN   HIGH    ALTITUDES.  stage 1500 feet, second-stage frpm  '2500 to 3000 feet, and third stage  ;from-4000 to 0000if eet, with a stay  of one or two days at the intermediate places. The stay at the  health resort will be shortened, it  is true, but the patient will derive  more benefit. On the return journey one short stay at one intermediate place Avill suffice. Even a  fairly strong heart Avill not stand  an overstrain in the first days  spent at a high altitude.  A Dutch lady, about 40 years of  age, avIio had spent a lifetime in  the lowlands, came directly up to  Adelboden (altitude, 1000.) After  two days she went on an excursion  with a party up to an Alp 7000  feet high, making the ascent quite  sloAvIy in four hours. Sudden heart  syncope ensued, Avhich lasted the  best part of an hour, though I  chanced to be near and could give  assistance, which was urgently  needed. The patient recovered, but  derived no benefit from a fortnight's stay, and had to return to  the low ground the worse for her  inconsiderate enterprise.  Rapid ascents to" a'high altitude  are A'ery injurious to patients  with  arterio-selerosis, and  the mountain  railways up to 7000 and 10,000 feet  are positively dangerous to an vin-  shspecting publityfor 'niany persons  between the ages of Saarid 70 years  consider themselves to be hale aud  healthy and.are quite  unconscious  of having advanced arterio-scierosis  and  perchance contracted  kidney.  An   American    gentleman,     aged  58 'years, was : tinder my   care for  slight symptoms of angina.pectoris,  pointing to scierosis of the coronary  arteries.    A.two mouths' ' conrse of  treatment at Zurich, with Yriassage,  baths, and proper exercise and diet  did away with all the symptoms.  I saw him by chance some months  later.   "My son is going to St. Mo-  ritz (6000 feet)   for the summer,"  said he.    "May I go  with him?"  "Most certainly not,"  AA'as my answer.    The patient then .consulted  a professor, Avho allowed him to go.  Circumstances, however,  took him  for the summer to Sachsein, which  is situated at an altitude of only  2000 feet, and he spent a good summer.    But he must needs go up the  Pilatus by rail (7000 feet), relying  on the professor's permission, and  the result was disastrous, for he almost died from a A'iolent attack of  angina pectoris on the "night of his  return from the Pilatus, and voAved  on his return to Zurich.to keep under 3000 feet'in future.  I may here mention 'that bad re-*  suits iii the shape of heart collapse,  angina pectoris, cardiac asthma and  last, not least, apoplexy, often occur only ou the return to the lowlands. .    .  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  .^0 ��� 0^0 ��� ^0* t 00 ��� 00-  ��� 00 ��� 00 ��� 00 ��� 0^0 ��� ^^F ��� 4^0 ��� 00 ��� ^^^ ��� 00 ��� 00 * 00 ��� 00:. ��� 00 ��� '00 ��� &0 ��� 00 ��� 00 ��� 00 ��� ^^F ��� ^^^ * 00 ��� 00 ��� 0*^ * 00 * 0^  ��� J^-^ ��� ^^^ " ^^*  ��� ^^T   ��� ^^0_  ___.   ���>V!_i__________^ _____���________________> ________________>��___, ^____________________��^____________i_________.^___________________. ...ii................... _______________________ _____________________ ^___________________, ^___________e__> ______________ _l_______te___> __������____________> ___________________���___> _____________________��� '_______________________v^_I___Bk______. _���_____________________. ^__________________ ______f^___________. l_i______P^_________- _______���_____________, _______________________������ __���____________���> _____i^______> ____________���_������ _______________-��� ______________r__r ______________________����� _______________________���* J^^^^v 4___________________' ^_________________r' ^__________ki_.   ___________  ���jjj^^fBp ^������<��^,**5S;-*K. ��� ^ �����? ^*. -��T^ .^���?^s.>^'-��|^s^5P'^-"^>is^ �����T^ ^^ST- ^*. -ST^ ^ -Sff--��?���-^ ���>���*> ��� >���**������: 3T.-->��_ ���������*���*���**_.- ��� >���*_ *N*tfv  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  ETG.  Commencing* Monday, January 21st.  ;l3.aving received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's White wear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets, Moor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to offer at exemely  low prices these lines. No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  to  to  's  Whati-VBR else may be said Avith  respect to compulsory arbitration,  it must be conceded  that  it saves  the community from wasteful conflicts   between  capital   and  labor.  Such   conflicts   always  Jesuit  disastrously to  both  parties,  but  in  addition  to them   other   interest's  which   aie   not   consulted   in   the  matter in dispute are made to suffer  London Lancet.  The public, and sometimes the inexperienced physician ��� inexperienced not in general therapeutics,  but in the physiological effects of  altitude on a Aveak heart���make  light of a danger they cannot understand. But if an altitude of  from 4000 to 5000 feet above the  pea level puts a certain amount of  strain on a normal heart, and by a  rise of the blood pressure indirectly  also on the small peripheral arteries,  must not thi.s action be multiplied  iii the case of a heart suffering from  even an early -stage of myocarditis,  or in the ease of arteries Avith thickened or even calcified Avails.  It is especially the rapidity of  the change from one altitude to another, Avith differences of from 3000  to 1000 feet, Avhich must bo considered. There i1- a call made on  the eontractibility of the small arteries ou the one hand, and on the  amount of muscular force of the  heart on the other hand, and if the  structures in question cannot le-  spond to this call, rupture of an artery or dilation of the heart may  ensue. In the case of a normal  condition of the circulatory organs  little harm is done beyond some  transient discomfort, inch as dizziness, buzzing in tho ears, palpitation, and general "malaise," and  this often only in the case of people  totally unaccustomed to high altitude*. For such it is desirable to  take the high altitude by degrees  in two or three stages, say   first  INCORPORATED 1670.  Ju<st Received  ��� 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  is*  lOe-np  Slips, light Dresses  Shirts, Drawers; fie, SOc np  Ladies' White Aprons, 25c up  Ladies' Corset Covers, 20c up  Ladies' Drawers, 25c pair  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Skirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c up  White Table Damask ftom  White Table Napkins ftom !1;00 dozen  fled fable Damask ftom 35e up  Bed Table Damask from $1.00 up  White Cotton Towels, 15c large size  White, Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5c up  Swiss,  Nainsook and   La^vfn    Embroideries  irom 2*c per yard up  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  JXOQR OIL CLOTHS from 35c yard up; CARPETS from 60c yard; odds, ends  and  remnants of DRESS GOODS, SILKS,  RIBBON,  LACES, EMBROIDERIES, CARPETS at  "lel^bhEui half price. < Ladies' D. & A. CORSETS (special) at 50c per pair  *   ^  ������ *"' > ��� " ' "        ,  ���    ���  ��� "~ " " a~" ���    ���        "    ���    * ���"  * "��� i *  "We inyite inspection5 of quality and. prices  Drawers, Beted Prices  ���i  FRED IRVINE & CO.  Nelson, B.C.  Ali Carpets Sewed  and Laid  Free of Charge  to  to  to  to  to  it'  >._  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ��/  ���tf-yy  .^r 4S.'J0' ^,_\\t' & ��.<S? :���? ��^ - & ���& JSt >^'te* *J0. -^ - gT-^g-- fl^-fif- eS______t_- &-^ .*__.0m>.'fimr.00>.fi+.0*.0m>.0f.^ .__%L.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A boarding and day school conducled by the  Sistcrsof St. Joseph ot Peace. It is situated .it  tljcoornor ol Mill and Josephine streets in one of  the best residential portions of Kelson, and is  easily aeec-isiblo from iillp--_Ui of tho cily,   The course of study includes the ftindnmental  and higher branches of thorough English education: Business course���bookkeeping, stenography and typewriting. Science course���music;  vocal and instrumental, drawing-, etc. Plain m I  and ncudlewoi k, elc.  " For termH and particulars apply to Ihe Sister  Superior.  SMOKE  TOON'S MY 00,  Telephone 13  Parson's  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  BooX Binding  AND  gar  -.KIJ30N, BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON   LICENSE  DISTBIOT.  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full  stocks   carried   at   Nelson  and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  1SS  Will open her  Kindergarten and  primary school in  THK KM6USH  CHURCH Achool  room on the 2nd of January, -900. For terms and  all particulars apply to MISS PALM FOR,  At residence of Mra. J. K. Kobcrtson, linker  Street VVoHt.  Notice is hereby given (hut Robert J.'Lonj? of  the "CrCiston Hotel," Creston, bas made apphca  lion for i(unoval of his license to tbe premises  known us the "Queen's JIo_ol,"G_x.ston.  A moetiiiK of the Board of License CoiuinK-  Hioneis of the Nelson License Districts ill bo held  to consider such .triplication, at the I'rovinuuil  Poli.e Office, in the Cit> of Nol-son, on the 2l)th  dav of Fobiuury, liKIO, afc the hour of eleven  o'clock in the foienoon.  AV. H. BULI-OCK-WEBSTKB,  Chief License In'prol/n.  Provincial I'olice Office, Nelson, B. C , 1st l-'eb-  i isui y, 180(1. i  NOilGE.  The Bniibh Columbi.i Southern Rallway.Coiu-  piiD) will apply to tlic'parliawont of Canada at  its next session for .m act authorizing the coni-  pany to cMiipletc at any time befoi e the end of  the}car I'M.its *\otern section as described in  [he act of tlio said parliament (MMjI Victoria,  chapter30) ana a branch line fiom a point on its  mam line at or near the forkH of Michael creek,  thence bj way of Micliael creek (ojlaitin cieek  and for oilier purposes.  ��� By order of the board.  K CAMPBELL OSWALD, Secretary.  Mondeal, 17th November, 1800,  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing department. AH kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding" or  rebinding" done on short notice  The Nelson Saw %�� PM'lg Mills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, 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, Braekets, Newel Posts,  Turned? Miranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors*  Windows and G3asse  _  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  The Keisor; Saw ai^d Planing Milk, L^jied  Ollice nnd Millx corner Hall and Kiont Streets, Nolbon.  BURNS BLOCK  Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers in Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh, roasted coffee of'bfeet .quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian JVTacha, per pound 9 40  Java and Mocha Blend,'3 pounds  1 00  Fins San_OHp 4 pounds  1 00  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  1 00  Our SpeclaLBlend, 8-pounds....  100  Our KioiKoast, 0 pounds... ,..,! 00  A trial order HolicItM.   Salesroom 2 door_. east  of Oddfellow�� block, Woht Baker street.  BLACKSMITHJNG  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly atteaded to by ��  flrst-clitaaj-wheelwrlglit  Special attention given to -all kinds of repalr-  Irg and cnstnai 'work from Vintslde uoint".  Shop:   Hall St., between Baker and Vernon  WOOD forsalE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  ANY 1_KNGT___S  Leave ordora at Old Curkqity Shop, on 3q%c> J  pliine ftiwt, C, H. B1GJIAM.    1  A. R. MKH0W, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND-SURVEYOR  Comer Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Box 658. TELEPHONE NO.  95  The best value for tno money in the maiket  for all purposes.  terms cash     W, P. Tikrney, General Agent  Telephone 147.    Oittce with C. D. J. Christie.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, I.o-aC*, li'ancy EverKreenH,  "Magnolas, Bulbs, new crop Lawn Gias-i Seed for  preient or Bprmp iilariting. I_axgc.it and most  complete slot-k in Western Canada. Call und  make your ".elections or send for catalogue, Ad  dress at nursery gioundsand gieenbousc. I  M. J. HENRY.  300fi Webtininster Rood, Vancouver, B. C ' WlE TWBraEri^JLSOT-a C/, FRIDAY, 1F____3BU-2mYr2, 1900  3  BANK OF IflfflEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  REST         6,000,000  I_or_l.StrntlK.ona.and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Di'iiiiuuoiid Vice-President  E.S. Clou.st.on ; General -Manager  ���������; NELSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, XT.'S.,  Atlin, B. (_.., and Dawson��� City, .N. W. T.  Branches in London (Kngland) Nkw Yohic,  Chicago, and all the principal cities iu Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant. Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available In any part of tbe world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Ktc.  Saving's Bank Branch  CUHI-KNT 11ATK OK IKTKUKST I "AID.   "  /  MUNICIPAL   OWNERSHIP.  The development of tlio principle  of municipal ownership of. public  utilities grows apace in England.  City after city, attracted by the  profitable example .of.Birmingham,  islbuying up gas and electric light  plants and street railways.as fast  as their leases to private corporations expire. The peopleiure awake,  to the fact that tthe fat dividends  earned by these private- corporations represent jiist.so lmieh .money  that might have, under judicious  management, gone partly;into their,  individual purses and partly into  the municipal purse.  '��� Manchester,   one of  the   richest  and biggest manufacturing cities in  the kingdom, quite recently determined  that  private  ownership  of  public utilities shall no longer continue and that what of profit there  may be in furnishing light, water  and  transportation  to  the  people  shall go into the public  purse instead of insatiable_private pockets.  Wherefore the city authorities have'  decided  to buy up all the present  street car lines, build new lines tind  extentious of old ones, equip them  iectrically, and manage, them.for  c~* general -municipal good.   *  bf'he Manchester project has been  .���ilked- of and  debated  for  many  years; in fact ever since the authorities of "Joe" Chamberlain's town,  Birmingham,    demonstrated    that  municipal ownership was a profitable practibility and not a socialistic dream.    There is a great deal of  "hustle"  of the  American sort in  Manchester, and so-when last year  the matter of municipal ownership  was again resurrected the members  pf-the municipal'council backed-by *i  the press and the people, took hold  of the  proposition and  pushed  it  through rapidly.  They did not proceed without opposition, however, for the corpora-'  tious, owning the street railway  franchises fought vigorously for  the1 extension of tlieir valuable  .franchises. They made all sorts of  offers iu the way of reductions of  fares, better service and increased  remuneration for franchises, but  the council was obdurate,   finally  -.REAL ESTATE. AND..  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  On  Fire,  application we will quote you rates on.  Life, Accident and Plate GlabU Insuiancc  AGENTS FOB J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  FOR SALE  UL'ErNhBS AND UFSIDUXTIAI. PROI'IOITV  ���25 by ISO with Improvements, south side  Vernon stroot $5000  60 by 130 eoi ner of Bakor and Hall streets.  Pin ticulars given on application.  24 lots with cottage, rented altl5 per month,  Victoria street $3500  2 lots with col (..go, rented atf20 per month',  Stanleystrsot  , ....$3000.  i lots including corner, 200 foot frontage ���$1200  For Residential Property you could not do  better than invest in Fuirviow, _ commonly  known as llogustowii, especially now (bat the  tramway is completed and in operation.   '*  Kor particulars apply to above ilrm, West  Baker Street, Nelson,  A. R�� aHER  lilllSiBiSiiipS  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Oh  es u. y, unnsi  GENERAL BROKER  P. O. liox Z23.   Phones: Office 147, Bouse _(>_  TO LILT  3 and ."j-room bouses   KOR SAUE  6 room hstise, Stanley street  at) tool lot   SO foot lot.   On account of ibe rush bate run out of thoa  (le-.ir.Lblu Hinallnox policies. Anoibcr huge ' '  utpaijU'd Satmuay.   Call or phone.  .S12._0 nnd S17..50   SI-JOG   350       (WO  lot  the companies offered to pay into  the city treasurer twice the sum of  money they had paid heretofore,  but even that bait was not alluring,  and they had to relinquish their  coveted franchise from which they  had made immense sums of money.  As the lines ���under' city ownership  and management aro to be operated electrically, a hugh power  house is to.be built. The surplus  current will' be used for lighting  the streets; and, in time, it is hoped,  the city will bo enabled to provide  current for house and shop illumination and for power purposes.    ;"  While municipal ownership is being adopted rapidly by all the  cities and towns in England, there is  also to be noted a drift toward  measures of legislation that are in  their essence, pure,socialism ; measures that would make the average  Canadian or American, of substance  rise up and emit loud cries of  "Anarchy." Yet conservative old  England accepts them without  arousing the voice of demagogue to  futile oratory. The leader in pronouncing this class of radical legislation is curiously chough, Joseph  Chamberlain, tho conservative  secretary for the colonies in a cabinet that is ultra-Tory to the backbone. '���"*."  It was Chamberlain, who in the  hustings of '95 advocated a law under which employees injured in the  performance of their work could  lipid,,their���employers for damages.  All the corporations and employers  of labor in the kingdom fought the  measure bitterly.  ):������"���  Chamberlain was denounced as a  socialist and anarchist and a men- i  ace to 'that venerable old bulwark i  of greed,  "vested rights."    Nevertheless,  the  measure was  enacted  into law and has been  found beneficial to all concerned���particularly  the workman.  Not content with this measure,  and braving the taunts of "socialist!" aud "anarchist!" Chamberlain  ("Joe," as he is fondly called by the  British proletariat everywhere),  ventured even further into the do-'  main of sheer socialism. He engin:  eered through the ministry and  through parliament an act the object of which is to enable a working-man to obtain public funds to  aid him/to purchase his modest little  dwelling house. The law,is known  as.the "Small Dwelling Acquisition  Act." It is not mandatory-upon  city aud county, governments but  may be tu.ox_fc.-d by them if they see  fit, and a surprisingly large number  of them are seeing lit.  This law enables any municipal  or county government to advance  to any citizen within its jurisdiction  applying therefore a sum of money  sufficient to enable him to purchase  outright and own the house in  which he dwells. Of course"the law  provjdes sufticietit checks and .safe  guards against fraud. It provides  for the advance of four-fifths of the  appraised market value of a dwell  ing, and restricts the ^advance to a  maximum ;of $1500./-Upbivi houses  worth more than $2000 no advance  can be made.   The money thus advanced to the ambitious working-  man or clerk is to beirepaidi within'  thirty years, ,the city^'pf���-.-course,,  taking up a mortgage to protect it-;  self.   The rate of interest on the:  loan is carefully: prescribed 6and is  never to be more vthan one-half per  cent above the rate at which the  city itself borrows the money.    The  law also prohibits a man-borrowing  funds if he is already the owner of  a house; it also prescribes that he  shall occupy the house himself and  not  rent it.    In  essence,  the act  really   establishes   a   government  building association.  As an example of the progress of  the government in England this  law is a singularly appropriate one.  It may be followed up Joy the passage of an old age pension act.  THE   MEN   WERE   NOT   MISLED.  RS(?)  Well,  (1300)  fancy  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 ones still suitable for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office falters in tiie lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  A FULL LINE OF  -        Front Doors   7_  Inside Doors  .Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and oaaat.  Flooring  Lo-oal and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail .  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  . 'of all kinds.  IF WHAT VOU WANT IS NOT I.V STOCK  WK Wil--. MA-CK IT KOIt  -OU  CALL AND GET PRICES.     , .  'HAM, _--.r.  LAKK ST_.I_-_TS, NELSON'  Ooatpaetors end Builders  WILL DO WELL TO  AT  0. 0. Buchanan's;  A large stock of flret-class dry material on  hand, also a full Una of sash, doors, mouldings,  turnod work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:   Foot of Hendryx street, Nelson  Te'ephone, 91  John Rae, Agent  The Tribune published the miner's union -version of the,attempt to  man the Enterprise mine ; iu ..the  Slocan wjfcli $3 labor, and it is only  fair that the Enterprise mine people  should have tlieir side of the question made public. The following  appears in the Vancouver News-  Advertiser of Tuesday last :  Nelson, January 24. ��� A. . M.  Beattie, Esq., Vancouver: Some of,  ���men hired: by you pxiblish following statement: "We publicly denounce the actions of J. Roderick,  Robertson in bringing us to tiie  Slocan under absolutely false and  ���misleading ���" representations. Mi*.  Robertson or his agent, A. M. Beat-  |tief represented to us that there  was absolutely no labor trouble or  strike existing .in the Sloeau and  that the management of -the Enter-  ;prise miue and its employees -were  in harmony, and perfect accord;  jthat the .standard .aiid lirevailing  rate of wages was $S per day," etc.  As .we.gave you. instructions, to fully  inform, all.applicants .for work .re-  garding.aceurate state of affairs .Ave  shall be.,obliged,by .your .wiring* us  tonight, without .fail, a contradiction.       J. Roderick .Robertson.  Vancouver, January 24.���J. R.  Robertson, Nelson: Your telegram  received. Statement as to misrepresentations here not correct. Men  were told in this office ��� that  mine owners and miners had disagreement re eight-hour legislation.  Miners contended for $3.30 per  day of eight hours, and the mine  owners, 1 represented, were ����� Only t  willing to give* $3 per day-of "eight  hours, and they each signed ugree-  nient-to that effect. They were all  well a ware of the fact, it being common talk on the Coast. Have had  many applications since you .left.  When do you want next contingent?  Writing.  B. 0. Employment Agency,  per A. M. Beattie.  .Mr Robertson has, on the advice  of the solicitors of the company  operating the Enterprise, of wliich  Mr. Robertson is,the head,-had an  injunction applied for restraining  the Silverton Miners' Union from  intercepting men employed at the,  mine. Hitherto the(energies of the  miners have been confined .to persuading men employed outside of  the province not to go to work in  the mines and they have relied on  the Masters' and Servants' Act,  which makes void contracts formed  outside the province, to see them  through. The union, as a whole,  and > the individual members, will  come before the courtsr  The action to.be instituted by the  Enterprise management will be the  first of its kind ever heard in the  province.  SMALL SHOES iormt^^3  ST&0NG SHOES t0IBturdyb07a  STYLISH SHOES for $���*��� fathers  DAINTY SHOES ,or uttle *%%  ELEGANT SHOES  and misses  .for their .mothers  ;We stand-baok-ofiour-Shoes       . *���  from stock, that there is, no excuse for anything but .satisfaction  than ydu-.usually see and lower priced for the'same quality-""  -than you ever run.across   .**..*.'..���  Shoes to fit all-feet, in' styles'to suit every fancy, at,prices mowed-down .to a minimum.  They are made in such a'wa;  -We-havea larger;stocl  warn  ______  .BAKER STREET..NELSON  W. P. DICKSON  B. H, H. APPIJBWHAITB  J. MaPHBa  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Bleotrie Bqaipments for KHsctrto Power Tra___r_ai_i8lon and Lighting for  -Minea, Towns jaiectric VLxt-arM, ___uiips, Bella, Talept-ones, Aanaaolatprs, ,Bto.  P. O. Box 808. Joeophlne Street. Keleon, B. O.  TRUSTED   BY  -WHITE   MEN.  jA!e.__i_l.in Scimitar.  The Northerner avIio is forevei-  harping upon the manner in which  the negro is'keptdown in the south  might open his eyes in wonder at  the many cases in which negroes  have been faithful in their services  for .many years to their employers,  and, as a reward hold positions of  trust and are esteeaned'as honest as  any man by the white people who  know them. They are not put on a  social equality with white people,  but their.station in life is far above  that whieh'the northerner sets as  the rank of the negro in the south.  A fair illustration of this is to be  jiad in the case of Prince A. Donuel,  who for twenty-six years has beeu  in the employ of the First National  bank of Memphis. Daniel secured  a position with the bank in 1874 as  porter, .and,' after .proving ..his efficiency and integrity, was given the  work of collecting,to do.. Never in  all the time >of his service has he  ever failed to account for every cent  of money intrusted to him. His  collections, are always made accurately ; in fact, he has yet to make  his first mistake in a money transaction.  In executing his duties at the  bank vast sums of money are  handled by him, and the money is  as safe in his hands as is the meat  in the care of a butcher's dog.  So well is Dauuei thought of by  his employers that not long ago the  bank gave him a trip to the north,  his railroad faro and all travelling  expenses to Chicago, "Washington  and other large cities being defrayed by the bank, C- W. Schnlte.  president of the hank, gave him a  letter of introduction -to all of the  banks in the cities he went to.  This letter made frim -.a -welcome  visitor wherever he went. Tie was  looked upon as a kind of wonder,  the idea of a negro holding _i posi-  tioh of trust in the south being .bc.-  fqre that considered out of the  question.  . Danuel's face-has foHong been a  familiar one in Memphis, as for  "fdrt"y_year_rtl_is~l_as~been hisliome.  His iirst situation was years ago  with the Mississippi and A-tlantic  steamship company. This company  operated a line of steamboats between New Orleans and St. Louis.  Dauuei was a general all-round man  on- the company'.--- wharfboat at  Memphis, where he gave the, best  satisfaction. His next place was  with tho firm of Ellei'ton L. Dorr &  Company, cotton buyers. He was  with this firm three years as a  cotton sampler. Damiel -served  them well, and, owing to the good  character this firm gave,.him, secur-  [ ed the position he now; fiH's at the  First National Bank.  No Coalition.  Kumlooiii funfincl.  Fortunately for the country .the  present government-party, though  numerically not as -strong as the  friends of good, clean administration would like, is decidly strong  and united in opposition to any and  every specious plea -for coalition.  The government pavty recognize  that it would be far better for them  to suffer defeat in the house than  to sacrifice in any particular the  principles for which -as an opposition party they fought so hard for  many years prior to July, 18S)8.  There can be ,no coalition formed,  that would meet with the approval  of the couutry between any members of the government party and  the followers of the Turner-Diins-  miiir aggregation. As a matter of  fact whilst some of the opposition  organs1 have a-good deal to say in  regard to coalition, the opposition,  Corporation of the City of Nelsoq  TENDERS  WANTJ3D.  Seiiarate'Keaied tenders will be received by the  mayor ami city council of XcUOn uj> till noon on  -Mom-ay, February 5th, 1100.  (I) For macadamizing '2000 lineal feci, more oj  Ics-K of Baker street, Nelson, British Columbia,  the corpoiution siijinlj ing the curbing.        >���  (11 For supplying the I'.urlmiff,  Specification-*-! and condition-* of tendering and  contract may be'seen on application at the office  of the -ity-cnginecr, city hall, Jo-ephine bticct.  Nelson.  J-.-i-.cii tender must heaccomij-Liuod L... an accept  cd b.mk check oi certificate of deposit, rmulu payable to (he Corporation of the City of Nelson,  equal to 25 percent of the amount, of (tic tender,  as a seourit> for tbe fulfillment of the contiaet,  which shall be forfeited rf the party decline*--, to  on tor into contiael when cslled upon lu do ho, or  if he faiN to complete the work or to Dimply Ihc  material it.ntraited for. The checks of the ui!-  siicccshful toi-dciM "ill be returned to them u|>ou  the execution of the -rontiatt.  The lowest   or .no   tender   not necessarily  accepted,   J.-K. STl-ACl-AX, Cit>"Clerk.  Nelson, U. ('., .laiiuaiy Sfltli, HMO.  Corporation of ihe City of :Neisoq  -    '   TENDEES   WANTED.  Separate scaled tendeis will be received bj the  m.-}or and city council of Nelson up Ul! noon on  Monday, Kebruurj l-'th, I'KX). formaluri.il for the  construction of a %> harf at the foot of Hall street,  at Nelson, British Columbia.  (1) For squared timber and planks, approviina-  tbiK UiQMM toot boaid measure.  (2.) For piles, approximating ia,-_jftlineal feet.  |3| For bolt*, ill ift holt*., and w.ishei ���*.  Spefilk-.itinns and conditions of tendering and  contract may be seen on application at the ollice  of the <ilj engineer, olfyli.il!, .lo__phJnu sticit,  Xclson.  ICach "tender must be accompanied by an  accepted bank check or uertitlcate of deposit,  made paj.ibloto the Corporation of tho City of  Nelson, equal to ft- per cent of the amount of the  U'i.kIci . u-! a security for the due f ullillmont of the  contract, wliich -liall bo forfeited if the party decline-*-! to enter into contract when oaJIcil upon to  do t-0, or if lit' fails t.i Hiipply the maU'rial contracted for. 'i'hc cheekh of the unqiicceshfiil ten-  der�� will he leturned to them tiponthu execution  of the eon tract.  3'ha -lowest or any lender not neecbsaiily accepted.  J. K. HT_.AfJH.-N. City Clerk.  N'elson, U. C January 2bt.li, I'M).  Oorporafion of the.City of Nelson  TENDERS   WANTED.  Sealed tenders wil! be received by the mayor  and (itj council of Nelson, up till noon on Won-  da>, fVbruar} 12th, liKK), tor the i until ruction of a  wliaif nl the foot of 1 fall sticet, al Nelson, British Columbia, tlio corporation supplying all  material.  Drawings, specitlcat ioim. and conditions of tendering and contract may bo seen on application  at the oflttct.f the city engineer, city hnll, Josephine street, Nelson.  JC.ich tender must be .ucompamed by an accepted bank check orcertillcateof ilcpohif, made  payable to thu Corporation of the Citj of Nelson,  equal to 'J.) per ceni of tho amount of the tendei.  as a security for the due fulfillment of the contract,, which slialf be forfeited if the party dc-  cliuos to enter into contract, when callo<l ��i��on to  do so, or if he fails to complete the fwort contracted for. The checks of ihe unsuccessful tenders will bo returned to them upon tho execution  of the contract.  The lowest or an} tender no!, necessarily accepted, __.      _  J. K. STKACHA S, Citj Clerk.  Nelson, B. C��� Juiitmrj Iftltli, I'M).  as a party, have no definite scheme  outlined to which they will. .adhere  ,as a whole. "The Dunsmuir faction^  through their lobbyists, intimate a  willingness   to   accept practically  any arrangement which   provides  for.the extinction of finance minister .Cotton;   Mr. Turnery however,  will iiot.assent to any-.-,proposition  that   does   not    assure .him    the  premiership and of course this-is-a  condition   the Dunsmuir   element  cannot   entertain,   for   it   would  necessitate a general election, something they dread even more than a  continuance of the existing state of  affairs.    Another coalition scheme  that is being manipulated by Canadian Pacific railway lobbyists favors  the retention of both Mr. Semlin  and Mr. Cotton, with Mr.-IIolmckeii  for-attorney-general.   This scheme  meets with strong.disapproval from  the Dunsmuir faction and has already been  vigorously'.denounced  by the Victoria Colonist.   As -we  said before these little schemes are  very amusing and that is all.    The  government     party,    individually  and collectively,-will have nothing  to do with auy coalition, scheme,  whether  of  the  Dunsmuir  or the  Canadian    Pacific     railway    persuasion. "The/firm stand taken by  the  government  party   will  commend  itself   to  the   country.     If  there is to be. a change let the people, decide iwhat course it shall take.  Meantime the party- in power must  live'up to the policy endorsed by  the electorate at -the last general  elections, and have nothingiwhat-  ever to do with those whose dhly  desire is to restore conditions that  proved so detrimental to the province at large, though profitable  enough to themselves and their  select friends.       _^  Slocan Mining Notes.  New- Denver Ledge.  The Arlington made its initial  shipment of the year on Monday.  It consisted of 20 tons and was sent  to the Nelson smelter.  Following is the volume of business conducted at the local record  office for the last jrcar :���Certificates  of  work,   .315;  certificates   of  im  provement,  free miners'  of sale, 220.  10; . locations,  certificates,  301  310;  bills  Cardinal for One Year.  lto.Mi-,   February   1. ��� Cardinal  'Vicar _D. M. Jacobini, former papal,  muncio at Lisbon, who received tho  red hat in 1S0S, is dead at the age  of 03.  AMERICAN  AND-  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  CENTS  In consequence of a quantity of Inferior coal oil being sold in the  city, purchasers are requested to see that all cases and tins are  marked either Standard Oil Company or Imperial Oil Company.         C. W. WEST & CO., Agents.  ROOMS UGHTl-D BY ELl-CTI-ICITY  AND HEATED BY STEAM   -  25 CENTS TO $1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSOK.   ,  Lighted*by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortablo bedrooms and   first-class  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial mon.  RATES $2 PER DAY  l��|rs. E. C. ClarKe, Prop.  I-ll'E OF TIIK HOVAI. HOl'KL. C-VU3AUV  (Vjadden House  Baker nnd Wurd  Stieeta, NeKon  Tbe only hotel in Nelson that* has remalnod  under one managem-sot since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar is always stocked by the> best domestic and imported liquors and cigar*-;,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL  EKIE, B. C.  First-class in ovory respect. Choicest ivines,  liquor-, and agnrs. Every comfoitfor transient  und rcbident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  __ JOSEPH (.-UU'I-KLI-. Pioprictor. -  A Big* Schooner  *   OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  AMVAVS  KItKSIl  10c  ALWAYS  COOl,  Tbe beat Klnw of beer lo l��o hud in N'clxon I- ut  THK Cl.Uli HOT-KI-  ���Oorner Silica and  SUuiloy Strecta.  t.   J,  ti-ALC5VOIV WATER  liS no exp-ereiMEiNT..  Tlio    mccJicin.il    valitcn   of    HA__CYON l|  WATER  has  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Proprrly.  Vernon Street   TfliaorfS�� ��S& Go.  t  R. REISTERER & CO.  )  hrkwjbr**. an*�� siotti.br* or  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Bretmr si ftefson  NOTICE.  I have tliiH duy at 11 o'clock tiiipow -*��i ;  One l>aj' niuiu. one white liiix! fi ioo. itar in  forehead, about, right yeaix old.  One lUw liorsf, white star in for�� 3>etd, hind  hoof bndlysjilif. about ten jen^ofcl.  () wnei*s witj rulcusi* the -sameby iptiy' PE-cl>.'��rgc-*,  E. MHJItKtiOK, Cifj IVni-a ^-ecjw'i'.  Nelson, Juiiiiurj ajlh, l!**.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Comer Vernon and  Josephine streets, wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankets. gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries. .:-���'_   ..  KOOTENAY._, SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMITED���Vernon   street,  Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers.   JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO.-Front street, Nel-  ���'���" .-son, wholosalo grocers. .  COAL.  OROW'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  Wholesale dealersin coal and coke. Charlo-i  StBarbe. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES;  H BYERS _c CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ���   streets, Nelsof., -wholesale dealers in hardware arid  mining; suppCcs.    Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.    '  ���    '  "������~~~.���  LAWRENCE HARDWARE (COMPANY-  Baker St., Nelson, wholesale dealers in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  -���_   '  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,  -LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in hard ware and mining supplies, plum-  bers and tinsmiths'supplies. ;  '  CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Corner Vernon  ; ;and. Cedar streetii, Nolson, manufacturers  of and wholesalcdealcrs in rerated watera and  fruit syrupB.; Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEKTZEL & CO.-Corner Baker Tand  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in: .assayors supplies. Agents ^for Denver  Eire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BKETON & CO.���Corner Vernon  and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary.   -*       COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker - street,' .Nelson.  ��� wholesale dealers m litjnors, cigars,  cement, tire brick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general couiaiitoioa merchant-..  FLOUR AND FEED. .  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���front street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Mills al Edmonton, Victoria, and New West-  minster.   -   CIGARS. ~   %  KOOTENAY   CIGAR   MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and H,ill street.-!, Nel-,  gon.iilamifacturers'of "Royal Seal" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars.   P.  PAINTS   AND   OILS,  NELSON HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Street���Wholesale dealers in paints, oils,  and brashes of all .kin.1��. Largest stock in  Kootenay. -  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS & - CO.���Baker  street.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage. ;       POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, jstumping and black blasting powdeiv,  wholesale dealers in caps and fu_e, and electric  blasting apparatus.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS^  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Vernon  Btreet, Nelbon. ����� holcsale dealers in provln.  ions, produce, and fruits. Agenta for Swift fc  Co. bacon and hams.       ^_  -T-Y.-GRIFFIN   &-CO.���Comer Yernoii-and '  " ���   Josephine street--. Nelson, whole-ule dealeis  in pioviRioiiH, enred meats, butter and eggs. >  PR. STEWART & CO.-Warehouses on C. P.  ��� R. track, foot of Stanley street. Nelson,  wholesale dealers in provisions, produce .'and  fruit... Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'h  bacon, hams, lard and othnr product--.   MANITOBA PRODUCE AND COMMISSION  CO���Ltd. ��� Nelson   branch,   Hall   strdct.  Wholesalo dealers in butter, eggs and cheese.  SASH AND DOORS.  XTKIjSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  ^ UMITED-Comor Front and Hall street/.,  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesalo dealent  in ��n��h and doors;ivllkiiids of fuctorj" work nmdo  to onler.  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY. LIMI-  ' TED-Cornor Front and Hall HtreotM, Nolson, wholesale dealers In wirios (case and hulk)  and domeaJJc atiditaportcd cigarx.  ARCHITECTS.  BWART  & CARRIE-Arohitocta.   Rooms 7  nnd R Armrdtmn hlrmk. Baker -atreoh. N��l-��in.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  TTNIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodge,.No,  i  ally ii  T. LILLIE. C. C.  25, Knights of Pythia��, meets in  liakor and Kootenay str-o  visiting Knighti  -dge  I. O. O. V.  strecta, every  Hall, corner iiakor and Kooteua:  Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock,  cordially invited to attend.  "        R. G. JOY. K. of R. & S,  NKLSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. If. & A. M.  Moots second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning brethren invited.  N'fcLSON L. O. !_., No. 1��K, mecu In I. O. O. F.  Hall, comer Baker and Kootenay street!-.,  1st and 3rd  Friday  of each month.   Visiting  bm.hern cordially Invited,   n  R. RoiiixsoN, W.M.* W. Citvwi-ouii, Rcc.-Sec.  NELSON JKniK, Number 22, FraternarOrdcr  of Eaglc��, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday in each month  iu Fraternity Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome.  *\V. (itvmi.i.. President.  Cm \i��lks Piu)��.skk, Secretary  EI-SON MINERS' UNION NO. SK!. "VV. V. ot  M.���Meeto in muiuiV union rooms', north-  eaM coinei Victoria ami Kootuu.iy --ticcts, every  Kiluiday ctuning al 8 o'tlock. Visiting nicia-  l>ers welcome.  Jami:�� Wtf.KKS. Sec'y.    Ch vs. A, McK.iv, Prcs.  THK iegiil.ir meeting**- of theCarpei.teis' Union  are held on Wednesday exciiing of enrh  week, ut 7 o'c'Km k, in the Jlinois' Union hull corner Victoria and Koot.'iiuy si roots.  I!. KOHIXSON, Picsidont,  JAMES COLLING, Setaetary. THE TRIBTOE: NELSON, B. C, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker 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 tfje Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christjiia-s the following  staple lines of goods  .-���-���-.- /  /  i.,.  The Karri Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qoufinar Manliinoc   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  Cowing l?|dbr|ir|t.b   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  For watch repairing and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff and are prepared to make up chains, lockets,  and rings at home without sending away for them.  I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.  Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB DOVER. Jeweler, Nelson  &  $ Great Discount Sale at A. Ferland's f  m  S>  iriiMiigjusI ictuiiKid fiom the Kisteui ni.ukcK where I ha.c been puicbuv  ing ."-jiiiiiK goods winch oienou in li.iui-.iL to NeNou .itid In make room for Ihe  sinio, ��p Mill foi the next ten <la)s do jiwivj with the uidm.ii> piolit and sell goods  ���it in lK'i rent ml \.nice on the whuWs-alo cost tins ID pci rent being just MiJUcierit to  f-uiKliKii.uges. This is .in opportunity not oflcn piescnlul lo llie public, llcie  .u i? ,i tow s,iinple )n ices;  Dress Goods  Ihess-fioods, regular prloo Ivic. wile price  .  j. _��>  I)re��s (Joed", reKUliir price SI, Mile priee       '.,.,,. 1 ainn  DresJ Odotls. lesrnliir price 8I..VI, wile juice    - ���-. __}-_  l-Sl.uilc Ciujion, rugulftr price S'-'.oO, Kale price t,''l  l-l-ii1.-Orcjraii. regular pricM S2. sale |>riee ��'--��  JtUcl- IVmideRoie, (-iiik) reKuliir prieo SI..7I. silo price.  JJ-M*  Jtlnuk Hut in. -CKiil'ir priee Sl.-V), sale price ��l.w  l*iint��. ii'Kiil.tr pileo lOe, wilttpriue ; '�����'���  , Jjidiu.s'Hilk UluiiM'-.. rcKHlni' Piiee SX *ile price        *.i 'M  Viim-y OutinK Humid, regular price l_t l-'Ji-. Mile prluc -,  !��  f.ii(liei'Klcctfie .Scil Coats nt    ,    -S*��  A Tow Ladies' JiickeUnnd t'apchiit���     .-   I.ei-N than com  Men's Furnishings  Orey Hlrtnkele ipgnlnr price ?4.>��le piire .-���    .." .'   Men's 'I weed Suits, le-guliir price SID, wle price ...,...._   Mi'ii>Serj_;L' __jin ->-. I'etfdlar price! _.!_!, .*al(i prim   ._...,.     Jlun's OicumliU, regular price $V>. sale juice. \ ~ *. .    ,. ���_--���  -IMen's l.'1-JtfiTi'ctciiliii' prireS,sale prieo^-r t. .   7     7.-.      m  m  m  .$-_...-.  ...tr.ito  . .  S7.-50  .*7..j0  -.8.1.SW-  Boots and Shoes  Lii-lif*. niiiijfolii. Hut ton Hoots ,,.'...  Ladle*' Doniiola Uieud lluols   Ijuliot'.Ala-ska Uvor-lii.cs ....    ..  Call arid j*c! lwirf.;ains  KHiot BloWs. Hiker Stict't. Xulsoii  ',...?l..'l>  .  . S..V-"   7..U  A, FERLAND   &  P. Burns & Co.  olesale and Retail  Dealers in  Head Owick at  NELSON, IJ. C.  Markets* at Nolson, Rosxlnnd, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  i)enyer, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, -Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  r Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  - ALL KINDS OF     ��� -  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAII.  F-SH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street,.Nelson JJ.   Q_   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDKR8 BY MAIL I-KCR.VK CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  I'Vesl- Ontario Creamery Dimii.i-  loit Creamery and Cooking liuL-  n��r. li'iChh V.KK*. Homo Made  JMiuoemeut. A Variety of Ciiu.  jiei! tiuods, ninJ every!liiritf usually kei��t in a j'.i'ocerj store. U'e  To the New Grocery j^k^* (J"(!s dcilv-  ^XJK&ffl?<%��&' PATTON & ENMAN 1  CITY LOCAL NEWS  P. J. Hickey, of the Minnesota  Mines, Limited, operating the Ivan-  hoe und other properties, has prepared plans for a 100-ton concentrator. The tenders have not been  asked for yet, but will probably bo  arranged for at an early date, at  the management desire to have the  plant in operation this summer. ���'"  The carpenters..have concluded  their work on the London k British  Colutfuljia Gold Fields Company's  new rbuildiug; The painters are well  advanced with their part of the contract and will finish shortly. It is  anticipated that the building will  Ke ready for occupation ten days  jhence.  'I James R. McRae, constructing engineer for the firm of White, Rogers  <fc Co., San Francisco, is-at the Phair.  Mr. Moltae is iii Nelson for the purpose of purchasing, an elevator to  be placed in the new Wakefield concentrator which his firm is erecting  near Silverton. The plant is about  completed and will probably be  started about February loth. It  has a capacity of 100 tons, and is  equipped with seven Wilfley tables.  No shipments have been made from  the Wakefield since last winter, and  they have a four-month's supply of  ore for the new concentrator on the  dump..  An order for the salepf the Little  Phil.mine at Aini. worth .in. pursuance to the judgment given iii  the action of Anderson and-others  versus Godsal was' made yesterday  by judge Forin. An appeal Will be  taken in the case.  The case of McGregor vs. Alexander was settled out; of court. By  the arrangement arrived at the  plaintiff accepts $150 and costs in  lieu of his claim for $287.  Gannon and Sullivan, the con-,  fessed burglars, were brought before  magistrate Crease yesterday for  trial. The evidence in the matter  was taken,- after which both prisoners pleaded guilty and asked to  have their cases disposed of speedily. His worship sent both up  for trial, by judge Forin, which  will take place on Monday.  James McGregor - and Charles  Peterson" were each sentenced to  three months' imprisonment at hard  labor by judge Forin yesterday.  Wheu asked if he had anything to  say, McGregor said he was at a loss  to understand how he could have  committed the theft, except that he  had been drunk all day Tuesday.  His honor remarked that McGregor's  employer had spoken on his behalf,  and in view of all the facts he  would make the sentence light.  Hyde & Tits worth recovered $42.45  of the $(M stolen.  Mrs. Roderick Robertsonv desires  to acknowledge the receipt of sox  for the Canadian contingent in  South'Africa from the following:  -Mrs.-J. At Gilker,���Mrs���D���McKay,  Miss Hopps,.Mrs. Duncan Macdonald, Mr..., Mouat, Fred Irvine, Mar--  tin O'Reilly and Mrs. Duncan.    ' -  C. D. Mackenzie has sold the Madura Fraction on the north fork of  the Salmon river, near Erie to the  Hastings '& British Columbia Exploration Syndicate, Limited.  Robert C. Beer is convalescent  after a severe attack oi" pleurisy,  and left the general hospital yesterday. / ' ,  Sheriff Tuck returned yesterday  from New Denver, where lie seized  the interests of A. 1). Coplen in "the  Chicago "and Cube Lode mineral  claims on Cody creek.  The license commissioners for  the Nelson district will meet on the  0th iust. There are three applications for renewals and one for a  transfer.  George Hill of.Erie lias filed two  liens against the Wabbler mineral  claim, owned by G. 0_ and E. S.  Maybee. Hill's claims aggregate  $275.  George E. Martin of the Kaslo  legal firm of Whealler k Alartin,  was in the city yesterday on business,  Sullivan, the tough who was shot  while attempting to burglarize Dr.  LaBau's residence, is now in the  hospital ward at the provincial jail.  He is suffering considerable pain  from liis wound, and an operation  will be made within a day or two  by Dr. Symonds, jail surgeon, to  remove the ball.   It in feared that  iu entering Sullivan's back the bullet may have carried with it shreds  of clothing which will cause blood  poisoning, in which event his chance  for recovery would be very slim."  The Spokane & Northern Telegraph Company has opened an  office at Phoenix in the Boundary.  The rate from Nelson is 25 and 2,  and the service is what a telegraph service should be.  A. J. Marks returned last evening  from a trip to Helena, Montana. He  reports that there is more or less  smallpox in all of the principal  ciues of Montana and Washington,  but Spokane is the hardest hit of  the lot. He says that the authorities admit having one hundred  cases in their city, but the general  opinion is that the number is nearer  200 or :.00. The spread of the disease is generally attributed to the  attempt of the authorities to conceal the fact that smallpox had become epidemic rather than enforce  a stringent quarantine for its suppression. .:__..  WALLEY-ELLIOTT.  A. "pleasing .^matrimonial event  transpired on Wednesday evening  at the residence of Mr. and  Mrs. J. W. Holmes, Mill street,  when Frank H. Walley of The  Tribune staff was united in marriage to Miss Dorothy J. Elliott,  daughter of J. Elliott of Ingersoll,  editor of tiie Chronicle, and supreme  chief ranger of the Canadian Order  of Foresters. Rev. J. Robson, pastor of the Methodist church officiated, in the presence of some thirty  guests. The bride wasv most becomingly gowned in white silk with  lace trimmings and carried a shower bouquet of bridal roses. She  was given away by her father and  was escorted by. Miss Allie. Scoffin.  The'groom"wa_Tsupported by J. II.  R. Christie.;.*....*"A* the conclusion of  the ceremony the guests were entertained at dejeuner in the course  of which the health of the happy  couple, was enthusiastically toasted.  The bride was the recipient of a  handsome array, of "gifts.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  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  .', ���  < i  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  fop hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  \,<  NKLSON  KASLO  SANDON  HOOKEY   SEASON   OPENED  The Local Teams Meet.  The hockey season of 1900 was  formally inaugurated in Nelson last  night when the two local teams  met in a practice match from which  the Lacrosse-Hockey aggregation  emerged winners by a score of 7  goals to 1. The play throughout  was exciting, though anything but  scientific, as might be expected under the circumstances, neither team  having had practice. The fact  was established, however, that both  clubs have excellent material  for fast teams. Hard work  will be necessary. for a  couple of weeks to put either of  the teams in trophy-winning shape,  and this should be kept in view.  The teams lined np as follows :  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 i��C Collco Pols, (several designs) Knaiunlled Iliindle' Dippei-s, Pudding Dishes, Tea  Kettles, eto., und the only plaee you cun get them is at.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  At the Phair*.���H. F. Johnson,  A. J. Marks, Spokane: *G. Gosnell,  Rossland; G. Elerton, C. D. Mackenzie, Kaslo; R. A. Rogers, Winnipeg;  H. L: A; Kellar. Ymir; W. T. Hall,  T. Lee, Sandon ; T. Conlon, Toronto.  At thI'J Queens.���Miss Fisher,  Greenwood; C. Cameron, Creston;  H. W. Atkinson, Referendum; G.  Lewi**, Itevelst'oke; J. 13. Clements,  Ashcroft,  ��� At thk Huaik. -K. C. Kingsmill,  C. B. Winter, Nelson; N. J. Nicholson, Silverton; II. J. Wilson, JJircls  Eye mine; II. L. Hoyarn, Listowel:  G. W. Lawson, J. 1). Brock, Toronto;-!1. H. Barnett, Granite.  At thk GitAND Central.���A.  Grant, Robson: T. Davis, Slocan  City; T. J. Tysick, Vancouver; J.  T. Scott, Salmo; H. Hornburger,  Idaho; W. Lay, Bedlington; D.  Stamper, Revelstoke; D. McLean,  Ymir; A. Htilcro, Bennington Palls.  At the, Madden.���P. J. Gallagher, Rosebery.  Lacrosse-Hockey  Green  George Nunn   Harney Archibald.  A. .luffs    Jou Thompson   .1. A.  Wctniorc   J. P. Greenloss   A. Perrier..........  l-Cfcrcc.-W. W:  V. Lynch  Colors  ....goal ...  ....point...  ....cover...  .forwards..  Nelson  111 tie  ....Sum Neelands   Billy Duncan   Fred ITowden   Tom Duncan   .1. Hawkins  ...D. I.utliorford   It. Thonip-on  J. Zimmerman  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Boys and gi^'ls wanted  to strip  tobacco nt Kootenay Cigar Company'**} factory,  .i0 centi1 per day and all over, that, they cm earn.  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 GOD  LIVER OIL, large bottles 75 cents.' - ,  Canada Me. & Book Co.  Iteaton.  umpires  Timekeepers.���H. K. Good, S. G. Campbell and  J. Bunyan.  The game started off at championship speed and for a time the tug of  war was quite even.    Finally  the  lacrosse-hockey boys made a combination  play aud  scored.     Then  fortune favored the Nelson players  and in three minutes 'Tom Duncan  scored after a decidedly neat piece  of individual play.    Thereafter the  game was a continued story with  the   lacrosse-hockey   team   as  the  heroes.       They   scored   regularly  and    the    Nelson    players    failed  to        add       to       their       single  tally.    It must not be taken   for  granted   that the game  was  onesided, for--the reverse was the case.  Thegiecn flags were frequently in  jeopardy,   but   the   boys   in  blue  seemed to lack the ability to press  their attack home.   Tho goals were  scored in the following order:   Lacrosse-Hockey, 7 minutes;   Nelson,  3 minutes ; Lacrosse-Hockey, 0, 11,  9, 11, 14, and 2 minutes.    The winners had the best of what combination   play   there was,  but   both  teams were weak in this respect.  The losers are not dismayed at  the defeat, and will go in for practice determined to turn the tables  on the next opportunity. There  was a" slight disposition on both  sides to carry body checking to excess, but no damage was done, and  ou no occasion had the referee to  draw the attention of the players  to this point. Tho decisions of the  referee were quite satisfactory.  Folks Are Sometimes Mistaken.  Kincardine Review,  President' Kruger alleges once  morethat Provideneois on theside-  of the Transvaal. If Kruger were  in Canada we .might hint to.hini  quietly.and sarcastically that Provi-~  deuce was once claimed to be on the  side of the Scott Act.  Here's Bargains  h\��WS SUITS  Tiie Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery," and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  /  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Monsoon  Is like ali our goods  Monsoon Tea is always the same  For sale by  Reliable  Tfje Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successors lo jr. l.e.*-.llru_ay & Co., SI-.plo.iml F.uicy (irocci-q  BAKI-Il ST1IEET, NE__SONr  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irving & Co  NW-SON  HAVE   YOU   HEARD  Of TUB I-L'DGKT SYSTKM OK JIOOK-  KliKPISC, AM) OKKIOK PltACTIOK.  IT IS TAUUHT AT THE.  Victoria  Street*  NEISOM BUSINESS GGLH0E  Hard Coal  Anthracite  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.651 gST1*08'   $��-1��  DSXZVBRED  ' Wo Imvc iibonl 2.. .-"iliitu of i?ood Mirvlucitblu  Lw-ttcils, odd,-, and uiium uf our $10itml S12nuiLi. all  sizes nro In I lie Jot.   Take vow elioice for $7���W.  Hoy'x fiiiilti, tt linn and nlee, extra good for lit-'  !lo ]ir!uc,  Undei wcurntxpccial low price1!.  Bur-_.ii.inM In nion's mid boy'n cups, sockn and  tie*.   Quality uood- prices low.  Baker Street,  OppoHlte Queen's Hotel.  TKT-KI'IIOVK  33   0. W, West & Co.  W. Starmer $n\ith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  GHiMNEY SWEEPING  OppoHlte Opera Home  Qffico Ward Street  GUT PRICES IS THE  ORDER OF TIIIC DAY  And I want to be Id Hfc. I have Juafc received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a ��50,000 stock to choose tram made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads1 in -Fancy Vesting for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring In all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.  Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADE GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  LADIES AND" GENTLEMEN  ASK YGUff GROCER FOR ff|E CELEBRATED  ,  B&K  The Best that Money can Buy.  Take no Other  Oats  Mniiufactiiied by iho Hi'nclcman-Kor -.llllliijf Co., Ltd,  Victoria, Vancouver, Went minster, Iftlinonlun.Xelsoii.  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.  224-226 Baker Street, ffelsoti.  TO YOUR LOT L1XE  WE DO IT     SEE US  &AS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Opera House Block, Nelson  RAGHAN BROS.  Clothes nleaned and giiai-anlccd. Also  chimney swooping on shortest notice.  Orders loft at Palace Bakery, next to  1-Soyal Hotel, Stanley street.  J.   M0FFETT,    Proprietor.  Fred <l Squire, Me  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STREET- NELSON OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTEI"'

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