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 .._-..'-���  -..'!.".���->-.  F-,-.'!. IL.HU-l.ULI UUllU  IP  DAILY EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON":  THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  TROUBLE MAY BE SETTLED  Business Men Arbitrate.  Ni'-W DiONVi-i., February 7���[Special to the Tribune].���A meeting of  the business men  and  residents of  the   Slocan.   was  held  in Virginia  hall, at Sa-ldon, last  night, for the'  purpose   of   discussing    tho   labor  troubles existing in  the  camp, and  to endeavor to, arrange a satisfae-  '    tory settlement.   There was a large  '    representation   present    from   the  towns in the district  affected, and  ;    the   question,  from   every   staiul-  '.   point,   was    thoroughly    threshed  '   out.    As a result of this discussion  .   it was found that countless rumors  1   which 'we're being circulated  were  .   .wibhont foundation  in. fact.    This,  .,it is supposed, is the result of���'. talk-  ���Cing too freely, thereby causing mischief.    One of the causes of the existing deadlock Avas found to be the  union's  stipulation  respecting tho  giving of thirty clays' notice before  -  any change in the wage schedule.  After   the   question    had   been  thoroughly discussed by the me'et-  ^ ing.   W. Hunter of Silverton, W.  Thomlinson of New Denver, J. Keen  of Kaslo, IL H. Pitts of Sandon and  A.  B.  Doeksteader  of Cody  were  appointed a committee to take matters in hand and-to interview both  parties. They met the mine owners,  who were holding a meeting in  the  Hotel   Reco,  and   remained    Avith  them till midnight.    They secured  a definite  and final  signed statement from them.    The owners concede several points.    They will pay  $3.25, Avith extra for bad places, and  Avill 'not    discriminate    regarding  union men.    The owners state that  they prefer home labor rather than  foreign.    They say that they favor  unionism A\iien  run by  Canadian-.,  and confined to miners only.  The committee met the union men  this morning in the union hall and  laid the Avhole situation before  them. They promised a full discussion of tho proposal at a meeting  of the union which Avill be held on  Saturday night, when they will take  definite action.  The miners State that they are  Avilling 'to sign a wage-schedule for  five years, if necessary. Uneasiness  regarding this matter is thought to  be iimA'arranted. The committee  reported progress to the meeting of  citizens which was held later on.  Tho press is cautioned regarding  future statements of the situation,  so as to aA'oid complications.  A signed statement;from the committee was furnished to the Sandon  papers, which -will be" printed on  Saturday." Both sides met the committee in a friendly spirit. The  settlement is now in the hands of  the union and tha trouble is expected to be soon over.  CAPE NOME'S COLD BEACH  Described by Governor Brady.  Nkw York, February 7.���There  Avill be laAvlessncss  and  a  reign of   terror_in the noA\igoidficlds_at Cape^  Nome, Alaska, next summer, in the  opinion of John G. Brady, governor  of the territory, and George N.  Wright, postmaster at Cape Nome,  unless congress takes steps to es-  tahlism civil goA'ernment on a liim  foundation nnd makes laws defining tho proprietorship of claims.  Governor Brady and Mr. Wright  are in the east endeavoring to obtain the appointment of United  States judges at Sitka, Circle City  and Cape Nome. An extraordinary  rush of gold-seekers to the last  named place is expected next May,  Avhen communication with the outside world is reopened. Mr. Wright  believes that before the end of the  summer there will be 60,000 persons in Cape Nome.  "We want the geueral land hv\vs  extended to Alaska so that Ave may  have homestead, rights," said Mr.  Wright last night, "otherwise Ave  can not help having a great deal of  trouble. We are without the legal  form of government. We have organized one .of our own, elected a  mayor, a council, a chief- of police  and other officers, but it has no  .standing in law. There were 2000  men there last year, and they agreed  among themselves to observe each  other's rights, but it Avill be different Avhen Ave have 00,000.  "In law nobody has any right to  the beach betAveen the high and Ioav  Avater marks, Avhere there are rich  deposits of gold. It ought to be  laid off iu small plots for the sale of  the mineral rights.  "Though gold was discovered in  Cape Nome a year ago last September, wo did not get the news in Seattle until last May. We suspected  at first that it Avas a scheme of the  steamship companies to get passengers, as the Yukon business Avas  getting flat. 1 telegraphed to Washington to bo appointed postmaster,  and Avas appointed over night by  Avire. I got to Nome July 4th, when  there Avas not a sluice box in the  district.  "Lumber came in later, and about  $3,500,000 of gold aviis taken outlast  summer. One claim in Anvil creek  paid $175,000 in live Aveeks. I know  because I haudled the money. Three  claims in Shoav gulch paid $500,000.  "On the Yukon the gold is Avell  below the surface, but at Nome it  lies near the top of the ground.  Many claims haA'e been staked out,  but there is a vast region still to be  explored. The ..formation is A'ery  peculiar. Back of the beach, which  is Avliite sand, and rising ten feet  above it., is a flat' strip called tundras, >vhieh extends from two to  four miles back to the mountains.-  This has a layer of moss and peat  on top, then comes a layer of blue  clay, from s|x to 15 inches thick, and  the Avhite sand to bed-rock, 2Tt feet  below. The gold" in the whi te sand  runs from 50 cents to $1.50 a pan  and the pay streak of ruby sandon  the bedrock runs $5 to the pan, besides coarse gold.  " One of the steamers took 350  tons of sand shoveled at random  from the beach to San Francisco  last y.ear. It Avas put into a smelter there and yielded $9000 in gold.  The beach has been prospected for  15 miles. Nobody knows Avhere  the gold came from. Some think it  Avas from hills brought down by  glacier,., and some think it AATas  thrown up  by a volcano.  " Governor Brady wants Alaska  to come in as a state Avhen the  population has beeu increased by  the rush next summer. He is the  one man that all the people there  haA'e absolute confidence in. If Ave  are admitted to the union avc can  take care of ourselves.  "Miners began coming doAvn  from the Yukon last fail, and more  AA'ill come. If Ave do not get authority to protect ourselves Ave shall  haA'e trouble.  FORSTER DEFENDS HIMSELF  Resolution of Censure Defeated.  Victoria, February 7.��� [Special  to the Tiibunc.] ��� Captain John  Irving's tactic3 have failed as  signally as have those of the other  politicians of his party to dislodge  ther Semlin government, His resolution of implied censure on  speaker Forster, for attending the  party caucuses AA'as today lost ou  divjsiou of nineteen to seventeen.  Prentice disappointed the opposition this time by voting Avith the  ininistcis.  Speaker Forster called Kellie to  the chair Avhile he took the floor to  oppose and resent the resolution as  uncalled for, and as a reflection on  himself. Incidentally he declared  that since the sitiiat_.on--l_.ad become  acute he had ceased in his attendance at the caucus.  All the membeis on the opposi-  si Lion side, except Martin, were at  pains to state that they supported  the resolution merely a.s an abstract principle, and not as a reflection on the 'speaker. Martin,  hoAvever, came bluntly out Avith a  complaint of party bias in the  chair, lie noticed in his oavis case,  he remarked amidst smiles, that he  AA'as not so au.H treated by the  speaker since he had been ou the  opposition side.  Hume contributed a short speech,  recalling that the Colonist had recently advised the opposition to  take a fall out of the speaker, and  he icgarded the resolution as an  attempt in that direction.  The greater part of the afternoon  Avas spent iu committee ou the  various railway bills, Avithout notable incident.  Sale of Western Union Bonds.  Nkw Your, February 7.--TThe report that the Western Union Telegraph Company has negotiated the  sale of $10,000,000 Avorth of -ii per  cent funding and real estate bonds  is confirmed by the officials of the  company,. They add that tho proceeds of the sale are to be used for  the refunding of $761,000 six per  cent bonds due March 1st, and  $4,920,000 seven per cent bonds due  May 1st, also for uoav property and  liues already acquired and constructed, including neAV cables to  Cuba, and for new lines to be constructed,  BULLER SCORES A VICTORY  Details Not Yet Known.  London, February 8.���The Standard has tho folloAving from Spearman's Camp, dated February 7th:  "The force under general Buller is  again advancing   to the  relief of  Ladysmith, and after two days of  severe lighting   it may fairly   be  said  to have   made   a   good  step  on   the    road    to ��� the    besieged  town.       The movement   was   begun at an early hour on Monday  morning   by   way   of    Potgieter's  drift.    The eleventh brigade, forming a part of the 5th division under  general   Warren,   made    a    feint  attack upon the kopjes immediately  on our front.    The assault was delivered at the outset under.cover of  naval guns on Mount Alice and subsequently under that of-the field battery.  The infantry advanced steadily.'towards the Boer entrenchment  at Brakfontein and kept the enemy  busily  employed.    While   this diversion Avas being made the remainder of the infantry told off for the  attack, Avho had  bivouacked Sunday   night    under    Mount ^Alice,  moved along at  the foot of Swart/,  kop in the direction of our right.  A  pontoon bridge was thrown across  the Tugela   by the engineers binder    the     fire     of     the    enemy.  Tho first battalion to move across  in the forenoon  was  the Durham  Light Infantry  of general  Lyttleton's brigade.  Spearman's Camp, February 7.���  General Buller commenced the ad-  vanee for the relief of Ladysmith  on Monday. The naval guns opened  at 7 o'clock in the evening, and an  attack was made in front of our position. Three battalions, advanced  toward tho Brakfontein,' Avith six  batteries. At 11 o'clock the Boers  opened Avith au artillery firo,  and sent several shells among the  British infantry, who retired an  hour later. Meanwhile a A'igorous  attack was made on the extreme  right, Avhere .the engineers expeditiously constructed a position.  Several pieces of cannon, hidden  among the trees on Zwarts Kop,  bombarded heavily. The British  infantry advanced, and the Boers  were entirely surprised. At 4  o'clock a high hill, a continuation  of the Brakfontein, had beeu taken.  The operations were excellently  planned. The name of the hill  taken is Kraut-. Kloof.  London, February 8.-r-A special  dispatch  dated  says: "Our further advance at the  moment is prevented. The Boers  enfilade us from their positions on  Spion Kop and Doorm Kloof. Our  casualties, although estimated at  250, aie trifling considering "the  great importance of the movement  just coneluded."i  Spearman's Camp, February 7.���  The bombardment of the Boer.position AA'as resumed this (yesterday)  morning. The Boers worked a disappearing cannon from the high  range on the right of the captured  .hill, Jbutthe JJritish shell*^exploded  its maga-siue, and the gun was put"  out of action until late in the day.  Musketry fire was intermittent until the afternoon, when the Boers  made a determined effort to take  the hill. Reinforcements rushed up  cheering. The Boers Avere repulsed  and the British adA'anced along the  ridge.  Capk Town, February 7.���Fighting began this morning at Sterk-  strom, and is still in progress. No  details have been received.  Londom, February 7.���IL F. Eil-  son, legal assistant of the colonial  office, starts for Cape Toavii on  Saturday in order to assist sir  Alfred Milner, the British high  commissioner in the legal problems  confronting him.  eh   from   Spearman's  camp,  Wednesday, r February  7th,  Britain Gives and America Receives.  Paris, February 7.���Le Temps  this afternoon says : "The abrogation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty  marks a date in the history of the  relations of England and America,  the ratification of which Avill constitute the opening- of a new era.  Nothing could contribute more to  eemet the iicav born accord between  the two nations. The check gi\ren  tho Canadian negotiations, by the  uncomprising attitude of premier  Laurier, has shaken the edifice,  Avhich seemed to rest only on a  sentimental basis.  Labor Troubles in Britain.  London, February 7.���Interesting  figures are contained in the report  just published by the labor department of the board of trade concern  ing the strikes and lockouts of tho  year 1899. The statistics show that  the year in Great Britain ; Avas freer  from important labor disputes than  any year in recent times. The number of working people affected by  the disputes Avas about 2.1 per cent  of the total number employed, this  average being smaller than in any of  tho six preceding years. The strikes  in the mining and quarrying trades  involved the most men. Sixty-  three per cent of the disputes, representing 07 per cent of the Avork-  people affected, and .07 per cent of  the aggregate duration in working  days, AA'ere about: Avage questions.  Less than 3 per cent of the disputes  Avere about hours of: labor. The  dispute of the year AA'hich attracted  greatest attention AA'as the strike  and lockout���of plasterers, Avhich  affected 4000 men? vftiid had an  aggregate duration of 200,000 days.  SPECULATIONS OF A CRITIC  ���      .-   ���\.'/-^h_ :���;::'  As to Buller's Engagement.  London, February 8.���Spencer  Wilkinson, in the Morning Post today, says: " The British forces  appear now to be everywhere on  the move. In the absence of local  knowledge, it is idle-to guess the  site of general Buller's; attack;" If,  as seems,likely, this isjj e'ast of Pot-  gier's drift, the-, ^distance to  Ladysmith is only ; ten miles,  but the country,, is more open  than by any other \- route. In  any event general Buller's troops  Avill have to break the enemy's resistance by hard fighting. The delay involved in crossing the river  must make it difficult to gain the  start needed to turn the enemy's  flank. It is not knoAvn iioav  whether lord Roberts has moved  up to begin the campaign or not.  It may well" be that he" has only  mo\red to some point nearer the  scene of operations, where he can  be in communication Avith all his  generals."  Boer Head Laager, Ladysmith,  February 6.���Further reports of  yesterday's fighting _'at the Upper  Tugela river show that the British  lost heavily at Pont dijift, but took  an unimportant positinnron a small  kopje on the Molen drift side. Four  Boers AArere killed. Tho British lo^s  unknown. They arc still in posses'- j  sion of the kopje, and the big guns  haA'e ceased firing.  THIRTEEN MEN ACCEPTED  Lieutenant Stockley a Prisoner.  Washington, Febiuary 7.���The  adjutant-general has received a  cable message from general Otis, as  follows: Manila, February 7.---  Captain Smith, 19th infantry, died  at Sogod on February 5 th of a gunshot Avound. The body in/a scaled  easket Avill be shipped to San Francisco. Captain Smith Avas a native  of Connecticut. He participated  with his regiment in the Spanish-  American AA'ar, and at its close served as collector of customs at Ponce,  Porto Rico, until last summer.  A cablegram Avas received at the  war department from general Otis  as follows: "Manila, February 7.���  Escaped Spanish prisoners say that  they saw lieutcualit ~Stockley,~ a  prisoner in the hands of the insurgents on January 28th, near Anti-  monan, Southern Luzon." The  officer referred to is second lieutenant Paul D. Stockley of 21.st  infantry, who has been missing from  his company since January 12th,  at a point near Talisay, Balaugas.  The Yukon Customs House.  Si-ATT-.l., February 7.��� Iu conformity Avith the boundary modus  vi\rendi, the Canadian officials have  moved their custom house from Log  Cabin, Avhere it handled all of the  trail and wagon-road business from  the interior, to tho summit of the  White Pass. In explanation of the  change, E. S. Busby, supervising  officer, said: "The United States  customs office is stationed at the  summit, and in case of any mis-  undertaking as to routine affairs,  the matter can be settled right on  the spot by tho representatives of  the respective governments Avithout  delay."     _^   Nicaraguan Canal Debate.  Washington, February 7. ���  Nearly the entire time of the senate  committee was consumed today in  listening to an elaborate statement  from senator Morgan, who is  thoroughly familiar Avith the subject of tho Nicaraguan proposition.  and all treaties affecting it. There  Avas little or no expression of  opinion from other senators, save  that it Avas a very important subject and Avould need careful consideration.  In Nelson Yesterday.  Percy Routh, Nelson.  Sidney A. Kelly, Nelson.  Herbert O. Johustono, Nelson.  J. McKugo, Nelson.  Archibald, Logan, Nelson.  James Bullough, Nelson.  Frank C. Parkos, Slocan City.  George Agor, Slocan City.  Edward Cronin.  R. Bingham.  Thomas Dunn.  A. C. Pinkertou.  C. R. McDonald.  The above are tho. first- 13 men  SAA'orn into the Nelson contingent  of lord Strathcona's horse, as the  result of lieutenant-colonel Morris!  efforts since his arrival iii the city.  Today another lot will-be-taken on  tho strength and any vacancies  Avhich may remain on Friday morning Avill be filled up in time for the  contingent to take the midnight  boat for Kootenay landing, Avhere  they Avill entrain and proceed  straight to Ottawa where the  regiment is to mobilize. The men  AA'ill be finally inspected at''-Ottawa  by major-general Hutton, commander-in-chief of the Canadian  militia, and after 10 or 15 days in  camp will proceed to the point of  embarkation for South Africa. It  is stated that lord Stathcona's  patriotic undertaking "will cost him  a cool million. The regiment will  be equipped with mounts purchased  in the territories, Mexican stock  saddles, AA'ool khaki uniforms and  plains boots, the outfit throughout  being the best and most practical  available.  The piiucipal   figure   in  yesterday's proceedings at the lecruiting  station Avas lieutenant-colonel Morris, the mounted police officer from  Regina,      avIio      took      complete  charge   of   the    work.    The   men  whose    names     AA'ere     taken    on  Tuesday     Avere     paraded     again  and     some      Avere    promptly    informed that they did  not fill  the  bill. The remainder Avereinstiucted  to'parade at P. Burns & Company's  corral below the C.P. R   track at  1:30 p.m. for a test in horsemanship.  '   When the riding test commeuce_d  probably 200 citizens  were  on  the  ground to Avitness the performance.  A cayuse was brought doAvn from  Kelly & Steeper's stable and as the  volunteers' names Avere announced  each man came forward, mounted  the pony and  cantered  about  the  lot a couple  of times.     Some  rode  well, others poorly and the majority  indifferently-      The    cay use   Avas  quietness personified and the men  had no difficulty in hanging on. The  difference in. their  riding  AA'as -noticed more particularly in the manner iu Avhich they Avent about the  task  of mounting,  and  a number  did this in such a crude Avay as to  demonstrate    their    unfainiiiarity  Avith the  proposition  at a  glance.  The ex-policemen Avero perfectly at  home   and   cnino off   A\ith   flying  colors,   although  several  of   them  failed   to pass   tho   physician  for  some tiifiing reason.  ~~ When about 25 men had galloped  the cayusc arround  the corral, the  unfortunate    animal     Avas    quite  blown, and colonel Morris concluded  to suspend the test until today.  He  A\'eut to the recruiting office again,  folloAved  by the volunteers,  their  fiiends and  tho   Crowd   generally.  The men  avJio  had passed through  the test creditably were informed  of tho fact and sent to Dr. Syinonds  for examination. The IU men  who��e names are given at the head  of thi--column came through the ordeal satisfactorily, and wore sAvorn  in by colonel Morris. They agreed  to accept pay on the scale adopted  iu the mounted police until South  Africa is reached, when the scale  Avill be that of the Biitish army,  one shilling and thiee pence for pri-  a\i t es.  In addition to the men savomi  in, fifteen men were instructed to  return today for a further consideration of their applications. Ten  men from Hossland and tAvo from  Green Avood came in last night Avith  recommendations from major Leckie. ThcyAvill have to nicet colonel  Morris', requirements, however, before they are taken on. The riding  test will bo continued this morning  at- 0 o'clock.  All the men sworn in are jubilant  over their good fortune and are  looking anxiously forward to thn  hour of departure. Colonel Morris  Avill have charge of the contingent  until its arrival in OttRAva. His  Avarning to the accepted men i.s:  "Any man Avho takes a glass of  liquor from uoav until he  Ottawa Avill be sent home without  further notice."  Tho happiest of the party is  James Ager of Slocan City, who  came in several days ag6 and has  beeu waiting for the arrival of the  recruiting officer. When colonel  Morris saw Ager he said: "You  are too light," but the applicant  succeeded in securing an opportunity to take the riding test.  Ager's name Avas 20th on the list  aud when 25 men had ridden the  proceedings AA'ere adjourned. Ho  Avas terribly disappointed, but did  not give up hope for a moment.  After Avaiting around the recruiting office for a couple of hours,  Ager secured the colonel's ear and  requested to be permitted to secure  a horse and show Avhat he could do.  The officer consented, and Ager  rustled away to a livery stable,  .where he procured a mount with  lots of ginger, and gave a creditable exhibition of horsemanship.  "You'll do," remarked colonel Morris, and Ager's pluck and perseverance had Avon the day.  -  Lieutenant-colonel..-..--Morris- informed The Tribune last night  that S. A. Kelly, Percy Routh and  J. Bullough would be appointed  corporals pro tern.  The following men came in last  night from Rossland to enlist,  having passed the-physh-ian there:  ���R. Grogan, G. A. McDonald, Craf ter,  Dickinson^' '���-Powell,. ������ Stanley, Dr.  LeAvis, Ellwood, A. K. Thompson  and Bulwer. Two men from Greenwood, O'Brien and Palmer, also  came in to make application to join.  WANT TO SEND A DIVISION  Of Ten Thousand Men.  ^ Rossland, February 7. ��� A  crowded and wildly enthusiastic  mass meeting of citizens Avas held  this evening, mayor GoodeA'e presiding. The speakers at the meeting were: Hon. T. Mayue Daly,  Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, W. J. Nelson,  Alexander Sharpe, F. W. Rolt,  Alexander Dick,' alderman Hector  McRae, A. C. Gait, W. T.' Oliver,  captain P. McL Forin, doctor  Edward BoAves and C. O. Laloude.  A citizen's,, committee Avas formed  to take charge of ail funds raised  to assist the, cause in South Africa.  There is nearly $3000 in the*banks  here ready to be forwarded. Major  Ji. G. Edwards Leckie today accepted ten men from Rossland for  Strathcona's Horse. There were  over 75 applications this evening;  and the names were still coming in.  The following resolutions were  unanimously agreed to:  Resolved, that the citizens of  Rossland unanimously tender their  heartfelt sympathy to the mother  country in her effort to establish  constitutional methods and equal  rights throughout" -South Africa.  Furthermore, Ave are convinced of  the ultimate triumph of tho empire  and A'ieAV Avith pride the statesmanlike policy adopted by lord Salisbury and the Right Hon. Joseph  Chamberlain during a grave crisis  in British affairs.  Resolved, that apart from the  righteousness of their cau-_e, the  present struggle in South-Africa is  of vast importance to the Dominion  of Canada as forming au integral  portion of the empire.  Resolved, that the citizens of  Rossland fully estimate not only  the importance, but the duty of  each member of the British empire,  contributing its quota toAvard assisting in vindicating British principles and maintaining British  supremacy in South Africa.  Resolved, that avc heartily reciprocate the patriotic sentiments expressed at public meeting." throughout British Columbia, and furthermore take this opportunity of expressing thanks to lord Struthcona  for his splendid patiioti.sm in cqip-  ping a contingent from the Ave&tfor  service in South Africa. And Ave  do, in all seriousness as citizens,  British subjects and subjects of her  majesty the queen, urge the Dominion parliament to sanction the raising of 10,000 tioops as Canada's  contribution to the empire during  a period of gloom and anxiety.  'Resolved', that his Avorsljip/the  mayor be authorized to telegraph  the fourth resolution to the speaker  of the house of commons; tho  premier, sir Wilfred Laurier and  sir Charles Tupper. Furthermore*  that copies of all these,resolutions  be forwarded to the colonial secretary and lord Strathcona.  The Metal Markets.  Nkav York, February 7.���Copper,  quiet; brokers and exchange, $10.25.  Lead,  steady ;   brokers,  $4.45; ex-  reaehes    change, $4.70 (�� $4.75.  SHUTDOWN  AT ROSSLAND  Four Hundred Miners Affected.  Rossland, February 7.���About  400 men Avere laid off yesterday  from the War Eagle and Centre  Star, leaving about 200 as a working force. It is estimated that it  Avill take from three to four months,  at least, before the new machinery  is installed and tho output started  again. The manager declined to  name a date at the present time,  but added that the actual facts  ��� AA'ere stated in his circular letters  to the management, and that there  Avas nothing behind Avhat appeared  therein.'  The manager of the B. A. G. denies any knowledge of the LeRoi or  other properties of the corporation  closing down.". Rossland has pretty  well recovered from the shock occasioned by the ���'���close-down.-.'" A resumption early in the summer, at  latest, is expected here,'when the  output and force engaged'Avill be  larger than ever.  German Naval Programme.  Berlin, February 7.���An American naval officer, avIio enjoys exceptional advantages for gathering information regarding the German  navy, asserts that the German government is making preparation to  finish construction of the neAV Avar  A'essels by 1908, instead of 1010 as  the naval augmentation bill seemingly provides. In 190S the German  navy will haA'e 37 battleships, varying from 11,,000 to 13,000 tons, and  30 large and -10 small armored cruisers, thus exceeding the fighting  power of the navy of France. Before the end of 1903, according to  the same information, Germany Avill  be mistress of the North sea, and  her lieet Avill beat the American  two fold.  The Germania the organ of the  Centrists, assert the Consei'A'ativo  -leaders are now attempting to induce the Centrists to vote against  the government bill, although in  ordei to carry faA'or .Avith the emperor they publicly pretend to advocate its passage.  tion fell today like-  on the Conservatives.  This declaia-  a thunderbolt  New York's Sensational Trial.  Neav   York,   February��� 7.���-The  most interesting'  event   today   in  connection Avith the trial of Roland  B. Molineux, for the murder of Mrs.  Katherine Adams, Avas tho circulation of the report  that one of  tho  jurors had dteobeyed the command.-,  of the court and  talked  about the  case, announcing that he Avould not  hang a dog on such evidence.   The  rumor    gained    such    widespread  publicity   that    Kmil     B._ Meyi'o,-  Avitz,      an      optician,      and     the ���  person    to   Avhom   the   lemark  is  alleged   to  have  been   made,  was  during the day  summoned  to  tho  criminal court building and ushered  into the presence of Recorder Goff.  Under oath he denied the truth of  the  report.    Barlow S. Weeks, attorney for  the  defence, today con- J  eluded his arguments  in   behalf of  Molineaux.    Assistant district  attorney   Osborne  had  not  finished  -Avhen the court adjourned���for.tho_  day,  but  ho   announced  that   he  would in all  probability  close his  argument tomorrow.  Railroad Bridgemen Organised.  .Nelson division, lodge No. 2, International Brotherhood of Rjtil-  way Bridgemen, Avas opened last  o\ uning by G. D, Stamper. The  following officers avc re installed:  J. P. Manhart, master foreman; A.  Patou, foreman; .James 1 'iekbon,  rocoi'dkeeper; Angus MeGill, linuii-  cial receiver: T. Killcngbeck, treasurer; J. B. Mefntyre, pasttuaster  foreman; James Owens, chaplain;  Alex Greig, Avardcn; S. E. Curry,  inner watchman; D. McKillop, outer  watchman; R. A, Davis and J. B.  Mclntyie, trustees; Edgar McLaren,  and 1). McKillop, auditor-.. J, P.  Manhart, J. B. Mclntyre and James  Dickson Avere appointed delegates  to the Trades and Labor Council  '    Pushing the American Cable.  SaC-.ami_j.to,   California, February 7. --The assembly today- adopt- '  ed the' joint  resolution .introduced  in the'se'nate by Wolfe, rclntiA'o to ,  the building of a Pacific cable.  The '  first section of the resolution reads:  "Resolved    by    the    seuate    and ,-  assembly jointly, that our senators  in congress  be  instructed and our  representatives therein be required '  and urged to  vote for and use all  honorable means to secure the passage of a bill requiring the laying of  such cable, and also  requii ing that ',  tho  cable be made by an American  '  company in the United States."  _i_iifini--tiii^ THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C ��� THUKSDAY FEBRUARY 8,  1900  ring Suits-$5  Now is a good iinie to scltcL your spring suit, or overcoat.   It may sreni n little  early, but'bolter buy early Hum wait, until line.-, aro broken.    We have just, received a lai'Kt. shipment i f suits and light overcoats, and will sell you .<t-rgeand  I,need suits for iiicn from ���?;> up.  boo ui.' K.^eiit -j.rcct. suits for young men, the newest thing out.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  A kkw years ago, Avhen the provincial goA'ci'iiment decided to build  the present commodious  provincial  prison in this city, its decision   Avas  welcomed by nearly every resident.  By the  majority of   the  people it  wa.s considered that the location of  such an institution   contributed   to  tho importance and material growth  m" tlio   town ; that  in  tin's  respect  Nelson   would   have  something  of  Avhieh  no . other  city   this   side of  Kan-loops could boast.     Since then  Nelson   litis  had   some   years   experience of Avhat it  means to boa  a prison  city.    It. can  scarcely  be  said  that it is satisfying.    It has-  certainly had -the effect" of increasing   the; criminal   element.     This  may bo charged  up as the fault of  ''.tlio  system,  but  tho fact  remains  that  Nelson   is  now virtually the  headquarters" of the  crimiinals for  southern  Kootenay.    Men avIio are  convicted   of   offences   throughout  thewhole  of southern, Kootenay  and Yale, and whose  terms of imprisonment   are  not   sufficient   to  take them to the   Dominion 'penitentiary  are    brought   to   Nelson.  When their short term expires they  are  turned  loose  in this  city.     A  considerable portion of these  men  are confirmed  criminals,  Avho  prefer to spend   their  time in prisons  rather than attempt au  honest living by manual labor.    They naturally prefer pi isons Avhere hard labor  is a legal fiction, and in this respect  the Nelson institution fulfills  theii  requirements.      This  accounts  for  the   prevalence  of   lawlessness   in  Nelson, and as it is  an  undesirable  condition    the    local     authorities  might AA'ith propriety movo  to  secure some remedy.   This could be  accomplished   iu   two   ways.       It  could  be done by impressing  the,  attorney-general's department Avith  "the urgent  necessity  of providing  tho means  Avhercby prisoners sentenced  to  hard  labor could  Avork  out their sentence as piosoubed by  the  court; thus   making  the local  prison a less desirable place of confinement.    It could also be secured  by diic.iing tho attention of the  proviDce'to the desirability of making distinction1, between occasional  offenders and  confirmed eiiminals.  I'As it is no deterrent upon  the latter class, to be confined iu  Nelson,  the experiment might  be 'made of  sending them to  the  Dominion institution at New Westminister.    If  a   few   v. ere   given  tho  limit  tho  I others Avould give Nelson a wide  I berth.        "   Thj_ -Toronto- Woi Id's Ottawa  correspondent intimates that ex-  goA-ernor Mackintosh Avill oppose  Hewitt Bo-stock in the next federal  general election. The World says,  that Mackintosh has responded to  tho call of sii Ohailcs Tupper, and  predicts that ho Avill have no difficulty in dislodging l.ostock. It is  safe to say that if the electors of  Vale-Cariboo ici-pond to the call of  jox-govornor Mackintosh its cheerfully as the ex-governor responded  to the call of sir Charles there uill-  be little doubt as to the issue. It  nay be, howovo1', that the local cud  if the campaign AviII require more  ixing than is provided for In the  (election of a candidate at Ottawa,  It. F. Giikkn has, as in duty  joimd, presented a petition to the  laouso from the Kaslo board of  rade, praying for tlio icpcal of the  Light-hour law, and the substitu-  'ion of an emasculated enactment  vhich would bo utterly useless.  |(Vhatevor may bo the opinion of  he Ka_-Jo boaid of tiadc in respect  f the cii-rht-hour laAV, this petition  houltl not be received as indica-  ive oi* it. The meeting which  o.ed it Avas not representative. It  'as A-otcd by a bare quorum, and  von this AA'as secured by pei&onal  jjicitutioii of a misguide.l enthu  siast. Inquiry as to the authorship  of the text of the petition might  result in interesting  developments.  Rossland i.s subscribing liberally  to tho Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Nelson subscribes liberally to aid  the men avIio go to the front to  fight. Tho one method advertises  the town adopting it; the other  aids in a practical Avtiy the men  Avho do the actual fighting.  Tnrc action of the city of Nelson  in seeking to secure control of the  city school should direct the attention of tho provincial legislature to  the  necessity of making some reform in the educational -.system   of  the province,     The present system  is   not   only   cumbersome/ but  it  threatens to tax the  resources  of  the province beyond their capacity.  The     present     system   . Avas    no  doubt necessitated  at' first by the  the great  number"6f  unorganized  districts throughout .the province,  but even accepting this if cannot  be said that due advantage has been  taken of such organization as  has  marked the past few years of the  province.    It   must  be   patent   to  every one, avIio studies tho reports  of the education office, that a start  must soon be made at  shifting- at  least a portion of  the charge for  education from the provincial treasury to those of the municipalities.  Some difficulty might present itself  to such a  policy^ in  rural  municipalities, but this could scarcely be  the case Avith respect  to  incorporated cities    In view of the heavy  chain which tho educational system  has   become   upon   the  provincial  treasury,  there  is  no   longer  any  excuse for obliging tho province to  bear the expense of Avhat is known  tis the common school eduction of  tho children of  incorporated cities.  There is no reason why incorporated  cities should not be as self-contained  Avith respect to education as  they  are in other matters.    There  is nox  moie   reason  Avliy   the  provincial  treasury should be called upon   to  provide for educating the children  in incorporated cities than there is  for calling upon it to provide side-  W-tlkS.  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  At the Phair.���W. .T. Twiss, Alder Bishop, Kaslo; H. M. Stevenson,  Ainsworth; W. F. Mawdsley, Pilot  Bay; F. II. Collett, Butte, Montana;  E. F. Burns, G. Mercer, J. Palmer,  II. O'Brien, 1). Shaw, Greenwood;  B. H. Lee, Colombia; Mr. and Mrs.  Hodgins, Revelstoke.  At this Hume.���Thomas E. Arm-  itstead, Spokane; T. W. Coleman,  Trail; Thomas E. Burnett, Granite;  Wm. Valentino Hunt, Bonnington  Falls; J. F. Reddy, Spokane; F. A.  Mcltae, Seattle; G. A. Mitchell, Rossland; J. C. Coulin. Victoria; George  E. Ellis, Toronto; W. It. McLaren,  Hamilton; If. .1. Wilson, Birdseye  mine; D. D. Stewart, Winnipeg; K.  W. Anderson, Toronto.  AT THK GltA.VD Cl-.NTl-AI..-��� D.  Nicholson, Ymir; W. N. Bray ton, C.  Murphy, Kaslo; E. White, Mrs.  Dahl, Tunnel; T. Lenihan. Granite;  Dr. Mciliie. Melita, Montana;' S. A.  Speors, Cranbrook: It. Harper,  Kaslo; A. II. Turner and wife, II. E.  Crousc, Rossland, .11. E. Elliott,  Ymir; D. S. Currie, Sirdar.  At THi'_ Queen's.-���]!.. P. Brem-  ner, New DeiiA'cr; A. II. Blum-,  enauer and family, Hartney; W.  R. Ran ken, Robson; W. II.   Camp-  HUDSON'S BAY  ���^��-_& &*ZmS*Zs*:&& && ^'S-'Ifc'  ���*___,-������>���_-;���>____. ���'��__.��� *��-.'���-^tK-^__r->��_.  ^>"V '*___ ��� V___,-^__.  ____.���_____���  fi* ��� fi*- fi* - fi*- fi* ��� fi*- 0* 'fi*- fi*-fi*-fi*-fi*  __��___s-S  H!  \U  iff  iff  il)  iti  Hi  \i/  \li  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  NOVELTY  DRESS  GOODS  ^^33*333_3__a3-J.  W  1.  (..  m  w  9  36 BAKER STREET, NELSON  ib  ili  ili  ili  ili  ili  iii  Hi  Hi  %  jeeeeeee es&sees ^  NEW  SPRING  GOODS  *;_. :*_- 3 3_a _s aaa __:���_--_ =f  m  ��  iii  iii  vii  Hi  iii  iii  J*  w  iff  Our Whitewear Sale being such a great success we still offer greater  reductions in all departments this coming week  iti  w  iff  INCORPORATED 1670.  Just -Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes-  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  w  iti  Our buyer, Mr. Irvine, is in the east  purchasing Spring Goods, and  in order to  make room we will  give our customers great  bargains  iff  iff  iff  -v  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  iff  GloaH and Suit Department  Ladies' Jackets $3, former price $6  Ladies' Jackets $4, former price $7.50  Ladies'Jackets $5, former price $8  Ladies' Jackets $6, former price $10  Ladies' Jackets $8, former price $12  Tailor-made Suits from $5 to $25  Navy and Black Serge; Skirts from $3 to $7  Plain   and   Fancy  Brillianteen   Skirts   from  ���>��. $250 to $6  HUDSON'S BAY CO.  iff  iff  iti  iff  A few Tweed and  prices to clear  Fancy Plaid  Skirts at  iff  Telepliotio 13  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON'. B.C.  A boat ding ami day school conducted by I lie  Pislots of .Si. Joseph of Ponce. 11 is situated at  thocoiliei ofjMill .mil Josephine sheets ut one of  (ho bust U'sidoii-ial pot turns (if Nelson, und if  cisilj acrc-sib'c fiom .ill pai is of tlio city.  'J'lio cijii^col sIik'j incltidcs Ihc fiind.unontii!  .and liiKliui limiK-liOs of ilioiotiKli ICiiglish fducii-  tioii Hiisincs-9 coin so���bookkeeping, slontig-  lapli. and lij-C.viil_.-i_; Science couiso���ii-Umc,  vocal iinel iiistuimoiital diavtiiitf, etc.. J'J.un ait  n-ifl ncedlo-v-oik, tic.  I'oi lennsiiml ii.il -.-U-I-.--S apply -to the Sister  S i lienor.  HAVE^OU^HBARD  (ll'Tlll-l IltHKJK'l HVhTKM OKI.OOIC-  IvKKI'IN'C! AND Ol-'KICK I'KACUCKf  IT l.>3 TALOUT AT THK  That Cough  - The first dose of onr  Syrup White Pine and  Tar will, relieve it-~a~ bottle will cure it.  For the lungs and to  build up the system take  our EMULSION of COD  LIVER OIL, large bottles 75 cents.  iff  iti  iti  Furnishing Department  New Spring Carpets and Draperies, Rugs  and Mattings, Oil Cloths and Linoleums,  Lace Curtains and Window Blinds, made  and hung free of charge  iff  Dress Goods Department   ^  In order to clear this department we will  sell at less than half price lengths suitable for waists, skirts and dresses  Black Wool Crepons, and Serges in Black  and Colors, from *25c up  Henriettas in Black and colors, 30c- up  Camel's Hair Chevoit suitings and Tailor-  made Suitings of all kinds  High-class Novelty Dress Goods, nlso Black  and Colored Silks for skirts and dresses  Don't miss this great bargain sale  Bargains  iti    i  iti    l  iti    i  iff    fi  iti- ��� 'i  iti,*\-\  iff  :   1  iff     '  iff  50 dozen Ladies' Hemstiched Handkerchiefs  at 50c per dozen or 5c, each  Ladies' Silk Blouses and Underskirts at very  low prices.  iti  -ft9-55_J-=--__t3-353'23J  Canada Drug k Book Co.  iti  iti  iti  1<  1��  1*  w  ���ft-  %  BAKER STREET, NELSON  Butierick .Patterns  Send fer  Fashion Sheet  Go.  w  /fi  !_*  fl��  ��__  :3-3_!5-_--3--'3-_-_t-S_-J  ���Zi  Hi  Hi  Hf  Hi  Hi  lb  __��  .k  Hi  w  Mail Orders  Prompt'y  Attended to  **&****&&*���**��&���  iff  iff  iff  NKLSO.V  H. D. - ASHCROFT  Vicloii.l  ����ieo-  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  Miss Palmer  Will open her  Ki-iiIcrtt-itcnaMl  liiimnn M'hool in  THK kNUMSII  CIIUKfir soliool  r mm on I ho 2nd of J ui .inry, IftW. Koi .arms and  nil jiiiilicijliiisii|iii!> tu ivJI.SS I'Al.JlKlt,  AI  H'stdctii'ii of .Mis, ,r, It, llolicithun, liukur  Hini't \Vo>.l.  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  'fim^Sfi'-fi*'^^- fi*- *et- fi*- fi*' **��� fi*- 0*- fi*-fi*'fi*'fi*'fi*'fi* >^'^^''^^-y^^-^^-^m^''^^^-^t'-^^-^^^-'^-^^-'^-^^'^^    HMlll^-l    ���    ������!   II        I   ���������    ���������������  I   ll-.l  ��� I _���!   I  .Ill 11'        Hill-       II 1 II I .  -= _________  BooS( Binding  be!!, A,  R. Sherwan,  iMontreal; T.  G. Watson, Greemvood.  Day They Will' Not Celebrate.  London, Febi tun y 7.���Thomas W.  Russell, Liboial, replying to Mi-.  Iloaly iu tlio conuiions today on behalf of tihp_gove��nmont paid_thciv.  was one day tho Boers would ne.vor  celebrate, and that was the day on  which tho British parliament should  surrender under such ignoble conditions as in I SSI.  Here's Bargains  !'S SUITS  Wc Jiiv��> nbniil '-'._ 'mil. of ffood <*cn leatblo  I ... ctN, niltN .ind iiii'i of win SIDmiii ?I_isiiil_i. .ill  -il/i"-.nii' in tin' lirt.   Trikejoiu-i 1k;icc ffii $7.VI.  llfjj'-.'.iiiIm, n.uiiiiind Hire, _>\ti.i goixl foi \\\'-  l!>> j ii ut.  Uii-_-.ruf it'll! sp_ci.il low |>iire".  Ifiil(.'Hill's 111 iiiuii si nnd liojS uips Rocks^ and  U< -..   <_ii.i!i(,j i;ood- pi icus low.  I. iker Street,  oiil-ri-iilc Queen's riotel.  Wagon repairing promptly attO-idod to by a  rwt-o!>u.H tihcolw-fght-  Speeial attontlon sivon Ixj al] klndu of repair-  K anil custom work from ouMde points,  teliop:   Hall St., tot .vc_n linker nnd Vornon  & CD-  IS THE  CUT PRICES  ORDEU OV TIIK J)AY  And I want to bo in it. I have just received  If.-ll Miinplc. of StiiiintjH and OvuraoatinKP,ropro-  hcnliiij; (i $50,000 stock to choose from made to  jour order nt pnet'h never before heard of in Nelson. All the Ifi-O-t fnds in Fancy Vestit.R3 for  Kail niiil winter.  L _d.es' tnilonn  L<��wtHt pneerf.  ' in nil its branches a specialty.  Uoonis 1 and il, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Fine Tailoring  CLKAXIKQ  AMI  i-i-C-Aii-ixa  YOUIt OWN G00D& MA OK UP  OU) CJ-OTHK-J MAI>K (SOOL) AS NI'AV  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite ChirJfo Hotel, AIBUCHANT TAILOR  SMOKE  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  A. R. BARROW, A.M.LC.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Vicloriu and Kootenay Streets.   ni<  eison  and Planing  I��. O. lio\ 55'l,  TKI.KtniONK N'O. D.  Jv_l--_.0__,  IlI-lTmil COLUMBIA  T  Hard Coil  Aritluacitc  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|g^r'sNcsl   SS.15  DELIVERED  Tnl.I.I'ITONI-  33  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The be_t Milne for (ho money In the uaft-kct  for nil pm post.s  ii'kms cash      W, V. Tivtun r, General An_c.it  Tolephone 147.    Ollice with C. U. J. Christie.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  KlindiMli'iiilioiis liosys, l'\iiii'j Kioihitiiin  Jl.iifiioUs, Itnlbs, new clop Lawn tJuiss Heed I'oi  pii'scnt or sjnniff pl.inliiiK. l,uit;es| and mosl  iiimi'lcli' Ktoi k in W'csleiii ('.ui.i(t.i. Cull and  milke >our Hole! lions oi m��i-(1 forx.il.ilogii'*, Ad-  ilii_shiitnuisL*ij (jioiind.-aiiij Ki eeiilmii'so  M. J. HKNKY.  .OMi AVestiiiinster Uo.nl, Viineouvei, U. C.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  Pioviiiee of   1 tt ji l-.li  Colinnbi.i,  Nelson,   ".Vc-t  ICooleiMV, lo wit.  U\ vuhieof .i Will of h'lcri K.iciiss. i-Mitd oul  of thoSupiiliiie Com! of Hniisli Colimihii, Jt the  suit of Cli.ules C'.ill u_li.ni, Adnmiisli.itui of the  Chlalo of William C.ill.iti.in. doicu-cil, plauifjll',  .iijainst Alnti/u 1��. Coplcn (lofi'iid.uil. and l<> Hie  dn< clcd against UiOKoodsund iliallels of AlonAi  1) Coplcn, lln' -.ud dof_.iH.mil, I havi* >-ci/.i'd .mil  takon inesei_n(i(>!i all the iitfhl tnle uniliiilcio-l  of tin' said (ictciidiuil, AIoimo J). ( ojilrn. in tLo  iii-iieiii- claim, "< lnuiKo. ' sitnalnl nboiit one  milu fiom I In- iiiiKlion ol Cody and (.uptiiler  Cietks, on tlieviesl side ofCodv Cicd., and in  the imi.ci.-l claim, "Oiibr- l.ode, sitii.dcil on lop  of Uu- divide hi,-vvcuii Hindon Cieok and Cody  (Jicck, ,iii<L about one milo fiom mouth of  ( ndi Creek, .idioming the "Uil''Kot' i.nil  "l''nddic I..i'" niiiioi.il claims, to iciovci Iho  sum of ($I7II7.'J(I) soventt'ou bundled aud sC\en  diill.iih and thn ly cents, amoiml of said e\ci u-  tlou and alsointciest oii%ITlH Wlat sK pel (inliuii  jici annimi liom tbe ������I'veiitei'iilli daj Of .laii'iarj  ItlW, until pajinutit. be'idcs sbfiills poiiuil.tKC  ollkurh fois, and all otliui luxat iiifidcnt.il i\  ]Kii-es; nil of which T shall expose lor s rlc or  Mi.lleu'i.l lb ioof losiiisfj s,ud ind^ciiKiit, debt  aixl (oslsa the liont of in, ollice no\t lo Iho  Court House m ihc Ciij or NeKon H. C . on Iho  ninth day ol iebriiai 5, A. I) , 1 lull I, al HoMoekoi  the foicnoon.  \() I'l.-- Intending piirchasCis will sail, fi them-  selves as (oinluicsl and title or said defendant  Haled al NowlJemtr, H C., _-iIh.liniuai'.. 1'KiO.  d. J', TUCK, bhenft ot South Kootcnaj.  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, Brackets, Newel Posts,,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,,  and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  AND  Bool( Making  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing- department. All kinds of  books manufactured to order,  and any kind of binding- or  rebinding- clone on short notice  BURNS BLOCK  Ollice and Mill-, cornel' Hull and Front Streets, ^fcl.otl j.  NOTICE.  'Jhe ttiilisli Columbia Soiilhoin _.nilnaj Coin-  pin. \ul! appl. lo the p.-i'liaiuent of ( ana.la .it  ifsiict session fur ,111 ait .mllion/niK tho loin-  Piiiij to wiinplclc at anj turn' befoto the end of  llicjeai I'lul. its ��i'stein section ,w desmljcd 111  Hit. acl ol tlif s.ial pniliiimcnl (Ml bl Vicloiia.  1 h.iptei 3(l)nnci a biiim h lino fiont a point, on ils  ni.'in lineal ornonr iho loiks of M11 but 1 eiick,  llit'licebj wayol IMicliael crtcl. lo Aim tin cietlc  and toi otlici' pin iiosef.  lis oidi'i ol the biiaid.  11. CAAlI>Iil-Mi OSWALl..Scci'eti.iy,  Blontieul, 17lh .Noveinbei', is1)!!. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,000,000  BEST      6,000,000  Lord Stratheoiia and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Driininiond Vice-President  E. S. (Jlouslon General Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Northwest Corner Baker and Stanley Streets  1 tranche.; in T.oxdon (England) Nkw Yoi.i-,  Ciiicau-I, and nil tho prineiiml cities in Camilla.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Limn., Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any ]iart of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Klc.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Sir  Saving's Bank Branch  CUItUI--..' HATH 01''  IXTI.l-l_.-T I'AII).  THE   SITUATION   BEVIEWED.  Julia ITuys llaiiimond in Ihc Outlook.  In 1883, on 'behalf of the SouUi  African Republic, president Kruger  published  in   tho  London  press a  cordial invitation and welcome and  the promise of equal rights and protection to all who would go to the  Transvaal���the South African He-  public���and invest tlieir.capital, or  ^contribute in any way to the development of the country.    An influx  of foreign population resulted, and  this  was largely  increased by the  f   liudiii'g of.new gold fields, the Wit-  watersandt, discovered by Uitland-  -   ers.    One result of the development  of mineral resources and of interests  >    subsidiary  to mining was that the  /-"state  revenue  increased  from less  than a million dollars in 1SS0 to upwards of twenty millions in 1S99.  After the discovery of the Wit-  watersrandt the Boer government  ; began adversely to change the franchise and other laws affecting the  ' immigration population, or Uit-  hinders, as they were called, until���  np to last .Tuly, when the Volksraad,  tho oTransvaal parliament, halved  the term���a residence of fourteen  years was requisite for the foreigner to obtain the right to vote.  Tlio applicant must present a written petition from the majority of  the J-oers in his district, and must  have it approved by the executive  council. Furthermore, during his  time of probation lie was liable to  (.military service, just as if he wore  already a full-fledged citizen of tho  republic. In 1S91 the Boer government went so far'as to commandeer  ���that is, forcibly to conscript���  some British "subjects to fight  *__igainsb the native tribes. Thoy  were compelled to abandon - their  work and to buy their own arm1..  Not until after the war was over  did the English government show  enough spirit to forccthe Boor government to disclaim miy. intention  of f.uch procedure in the future.  Maladministration and corruption  were now rampart in all governmental departments of tho Transvaal. We addressed1 petitions for  the removal of grievances, but president Kruger replied: "You may  protest as much as you please, but  1 have the guns. That settles it."  This was, unfortunately, tho fact,  the Uitlanders were not allowed to  import arms.  ^ All constitutional efforts having  failed, in J 805 a reform commitce  was formed, of wliich I was- a member. We organized to obtain an  honest republican, and not a British, govern men. I; we pledged our-^  selves distinctly against a change of  flag. We started secretly to import  rifles jmd cajupnwith a \uewof^be-^  ing prepalecl ~to~~eiifdree- our-de-~  niiuid-. by arms if necessary. An  arrangement was made with Dr.  Jameson, then administratoV of the  South African Chartered Company,  to (ionic to the Transvaal border to  assist us, if so called upon. Because  of Mi'. Rhodes' connection with the  Chartered Company, it has been  pnpposed that lie was at the back of  our organization; but although Mr.  llhodes, in common with other capitalists contributed to our funds, we  flid not organize to further tho per-  Honftl, commercial or political claims  of Mr. Rhodes or of any one else;  indeed, many of our members were  opposed to Mr. Rhodes' interests.  \Ve used every oiTovj; to prevent  Dr. Jameson from taking the initiative, but ho disregarded our protests, and is solely responsible for  tho failure of our movement. We  first learned through a newspaper  of his departure for Johannesburg.  JHs action alienated sympathy from  f_hiT cause of reform; as it was supposed that he had ulterior motives  which" did not conform to the expressed wishes of our committee.  An agreement was finally reached  between the reform committee and  the Boer government to accept the  arbitration of sir Hercules Robinson. British high commissioner for  South Africa. Before his arrival,  however, Dr. Jameson's small force  had been overpowered by the ]_>ocr&.  To tho charges that we had betrayed Dr. Jameson, he and his officers  jni,vo been compelled to confess that  they' had received messages from us  protesting against his movement.  The raiders were imprisoned    c':-  Hercules   Robinson requested   the  Johannesburgers to disarm, which  thoy did, "in order to save the lives  of Jameson and his men."    At tho  same time the British government  guaranteed to the reform committer that not a hair of the heads of  any of its loaders should be touched.    Despite this, the arrest of the  reform committee took place, in the  face  of  promises  to the  contrary  from   the Boer government.    This  arrest  also demonstrated  that,  at  times,  the British  government   is  not above  repudiating  its obligations.    After a few months' imprisonment our trial followed, the jury  being     composed     exclusively   of  Boers.    Under   an   agreement   between the attorneys for the prisoners and the Boer government attorneys, it was agreed that-a nominal  fine only should lie imposed on us if  we pleaded guilty.    AVe accordingly pleaded guilty, when, to our consternation, the Boer attorneys re-  cTudiatcd their agreement, and the  death sentence was passed on four  of the leaders, of whom I was one.  The other members.of the committee were imprisoned..  As the civilized world protested against carrying out the sentcnce,cthe  government  finally  committed it  to  imprisonment.  Fortunately for us, the abstraction from the community of about  sixty men, composing .the reform  committee, was having a disastrous  effect on business. In consequence,  a general -movement was made  throughout,, South Africa for our'  liberation. The Boer government  did not think it wise to resist the  unanimity of this movement, and  finally, after nearly six months' imprisonment, released us on consideration of a payment of $1,500,000,  the four of us condemned to death  being compelled to pay $125,000  apiece. There was no question of  clemency involved.  The Boer government then appointed a commission to investigate  tho matter of our grievances.  After a long and careful examination, .tho commission unequivocally-  acknowledged the validity of the  charges made against the government, .and strongly recommended  that these grievances be redressed.  Despite this, nothing was done.  The interests of the clique controlling the government prevented the  realization of the hopes of reform  based on the report of the Boer  commission. Things how went  from bad to worse. Time and again  the Uitlanders appealed to the Boer  government, bnt without avail.  Finally last spring a petition sighed  by 21,000 British subjects was forwarded to the" British government.  The result was the conference between president Kruger and sir Alfred Milner, iu which the latter took  the ground that all questions could  best be settled by a-concession on1  the part of the South African Republic of tho right of the franchise  to tho Uitlander population. The  impression prevails that the conference failed on account of the difference of the number of years' residence necessary to gain a franchise.  "This is"a"ii-istake. Thirmo&t inipor--  tant point was the basis of representation. Under the scheme suggested by Mr. Kruger a majority of  tho votcis would have been entitled  to less than a fifth of Volksraad representatives.  A few months afterward an ultimatum from the Boer government  was the immediate cause of the  present war. in this war a greater  i.Sbiio is involved than the unredressed grievances. Por many  years the Boers have been animated  by a steadfast but soeretjimbition  ���namely, to establish Boer supremacy throughout South Africa.  There has been a quiet arming .for  that purpose, and foreign soldiers  have been secretly employed to  teach the Boers the use of artillery.  The Boer government lias purchased sufficient munitions to arm every  Dutchman iu South Africa. The  excuse that the Jameson raid made  this necessary does not hold, as tho  arming and plans for fortifications  at Pretoria and Johannesburg antedated that raid by several years.  Two-thirds of the Transvaal population were Uitlanders. We went  thither by express invitation; our  capita} and enterprise developed  what iu Boor hands 'Was a worthless territory into the greatest mining center of the world; the country, now rich, wi.s bankrupt before  our arrival; wc own more than half  of tho land, having purchased it  from the Boers; we paid nine-tenths  of the taxes, much of which was admitted by the Boer commission to  be cljvss taxation; and yet Ave had to  submit to unlawful expenditure of  The Calendar.  In February,' 1855, a ministry  was ' formed under Palmerston,  taking the place of the- Aberdeen  "ministry of all talents," which fell  on a motion censuring the conduct  of the Crimean war. It had at first  been suggested that Palmerston  should take the place of Newcastle  in the war office. When tho motion  came on Palmerston resisted  it vigorously, holding that the responsibility ought to fall not on  Newcastle, but on the whole cabinet, lie defended an administration "whose chief blame was hi  tho eyes of most persons, that they  had not given the control of the  war into his hands." Gladstone declared that the inquiry sought for  by the resolution could lead to  nothing buc confusian and disturbance, increased disasters, shame at  home and "weakness abroad; it  would convey no consolation to  those whom you seek to" aid, but it  the bulk of taxation, as we had no  voice in the government.  We objected to the subversion of  the high court of justice, in which  rested our only hope of legal redress.  In direct contravention of the  Grondwet (the Boer constitution)  the Volksraad empowered the president and executive council to dismiss any judge without trial who  disputed the validity of any law  passed by the Volksraad, even when  such law conflicted with the Grondwet. President Kruger exercised  this privilege in summarily removing chief justice Koet/.e, who had  for many years honestly and ably  filled the office. Afterwards all the  judges were simply the president's  tools.  AVe objected to the jury system;  we were debarred from proper trial,  as the law makes only burghers  eligible for jury duty. Court records thus prove that a very small  percentage of Boers are found  guilty, and a very large percentage  of Uitlanders are convicted. Nor  was any Boer jury ever known to  convict a Boer who had murdered a  native.  We objected to the Aliens Expulsion Act, by which a Uitlander can  be put over the border at the will  of the president, without the light  of appeal to a court of justice, a  course: open to the offending burgher. This law was obviously opposed to the British-Boer convention of 1S8'1.   ��� '    ���'        .���...-  We objected to the prohibition of  free speech ; to the power vested in  the president of suppressing any  publication tlnit, in--his individual  opinion, was opposed to good manners or subversive of order. He  did not' hesitate to exercise this  despotic power towards newspapers  which supported British interests;  while newspapers which supported  the Boer government were allowed  to publish libelous articles and even  to advocate atrocious crimes without interference.  AVe objected ��� to the dishonesty  and inefficiency- of the Johannesburg police force. For the shooting  of a British subject a policeman was  recently released on $1000 bail���less  than the amount demanded from  the Uitlander-. in trivial oases.  We objected to the Public Meetings Act, which left discretionary  power in the hands of policemen to  suppress as assemblages.  Wc objected to the Johannesburg  high,death rate, owing to the in-  sanitation , which the community  whs powerless to prevent under  Boer maladministration.  AVe objected to being taxed to  maintain schools to which Dutch  was exclusively taught. A resolution introduced in the Volksraad  that.no English should be allowed  to be taught even in private schools  was defeated by only one vote.  We objected to the Boers being  exclusively allowed to cany firearms.  AVe objected to tho non-protection of native labor, the Boers lying  in wait to rob the" natives of their  earnings when the latter were on  their way'from the mines to their  homes.  AVe objected to the maladministration of the liquor law The main  reason for the shortage of labor was  that the natives were not in a fit  state to work, a quarter of them being constantly incapacitated  through drunkenness. Many of the  accidents occuriug in the mines  wore due to the same cause.  Finally, wc objected to tho prevalent-official- corruption- and -to the  granting of concessions giving monopolies for tho sale of supplies indispensable to the Uitlanders.  AVith the concessionaries government officials were generally associated iu the great profit derived.  In a recent railway concession ib  was proved in court that twenty-  one out of the twenty-five members  of the Volksraad had received  bribes.  If these facts are correct, is the  South Africa Republic a republic  more than in name? I as.M'rt from  personal knowledge that the facts  are indisputable.  Well,  (1300)  fancy  H  m  _nii  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 area few office tilt-  ers in the lot. So you can'tstick' us on  chairs, either in design, .quantity or price.  W. P. DIOKSON  B. H..H. APPLBWHAITH  J. McPHE-H  Kooteqay Electric Supply & Gonstruction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPMES  Complete Blectrlc Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Blectrlo Fixtures, Lamps, Bells; Telephones, Annunciators, Btc. .  P. O. Box ..608;'-������'.-..��� Josephine"strest. Nelson. B. O.  would;car'ry malignant joy to- the  hearts-of the enemies of-.;--England.  The resolution:was carried- by 305  to 148..- The hew ��� government. carried on the \var- with -vigoivreorganized the war department, and  appointed commissions to inquire  into the commissariat and the?sanitary arrangements of the army.   "  Bank Legislation.  The decennial legislation with respect to the banking law in Canada  will come up at the coming session  of the Dominion parliament. It is  looked forward to with considerable  interest. The chief discussion will  bo in regard'to the note circulation. More stringent measures are  likely to be adopted, so as to control the over-issue of _ these notes.  The great activity in trade and expansion of circulation when grain  is being moved, is a strong temptation to issue notes beyond the limit  required by law. The disaster to  the Ville Marie Bank is attributed  chiefly to this ovor-i^sue of circulation. AVe believe that- bunkers  favor a change which- will prevent  banks of small capital,probably below $1,000,000, to1 issue notes altogether. The proposition that the  lithographers of "those notes should  Iceep strict account of the number  issued and report to the government, is not likely to'be objected to.  Strathcona's Horse,  No nurses or, chaplains will go  from Canada with the Strathcona  Horse. This question was referred  to lord Strathcona by honorable  Dr. Borden, and the reply came in'  a cabjegram received la^t evening.  The high commissioner, who has  evidently consulted the wishes of  the imperial authorities in every  paitieuiar, states that the war office  ���prefers-that-no chaplains or���nurses  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  (Bogustown)   Fairvicw   Addition  REAL ESTATE;  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  Firi.t door west,  of Hank of British  Columbia building.  Charles D��� J. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  P. 0. llox ,.2'i.   Phone.: Ollice II", IIohmi 1(12  Cttl afrniti i-siic llio-sc (It --iii.lilc Mnallpox  ft-, or   |_Mi(_iei, .-coming von  St 5 |)> r   ..oik.  '-liil-mc-il-ii--icccivcil.   I'neei$.- anil Si.  ind  A  REAL KSTATK FOR SAl.K 1\  OV thi; CITY.  AM, I'A UTS  o^-LL o_r :f_h:o_]_>t.E-1  be; sent, .as all arrangements are  being-made by them in.these particulars.; -,';-; The war office, he says,  ���also thinks that one surgeon and  one veterinary surgeon will be  -enough to look after, the , men and  horses. The minister of niilitia will  observe the wishes of the high commissioner and of the war office in  these partieiilais. Another question which has been referred to  lord Strathcona is that of saddles.  It has now been finally decided that  the Mexican saddles will be used  throughout. These saddles are  somewhat more expensive than  those ordinarily used for mounted  troops, but the men aro used to  them, and in the west, they are considered ' the most serviceable all  round.  ' Canada's Staff Representative.  Major Septimus J. A. JDenison  who has been appointed aide-decamp on. the personal staff of  general lord Roberts, will be the rc,-  presentative of the Canadian contingent. Major, S, J. A.^ TJenison is  au officer in the Royal Canadian_.'  Regiment of Infantry and had personal, charge of the recruiting 'for  the lii'S-t Canadian contingent. He  was appointed quarter-master of  the battalion at Quebec and has  acted as such until the present time.*  Major Denis'on is a Toronto man, a  member of the .well-known Denison  family, and nephew of* colonel  George T. Denison. ;  International Hockey Matches.  Nkw York, February 7.--AVhat  will bo the firnt Canadian appearance.by a hockey seven from the  United States will be made  by tho  AJULL..JJNE_QF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  ' Windows  Inside Finish  1-.C..1 and com-.  _ Flooring  local and cons,.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail"  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and ���  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  ik what you waSi1 is she i.v stock  wi: _vi.,i. juki: it i'oi. v��u  CALL AND GET PRICES.  aywan  . STi.hl_l-_l, N'I_I_-0>  Contractors anil Ml.  ir.w.r. ami r.-i_K STi.hi_i-_i, smsos  S  WILL DO WELL TO  AT  uy  G, 8. Buchanan's  A largo stock of Itrst-claBs dry material on  hand, aino a full lino ot Hash, door., mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard:   Foot of Hcndryx btreot, Nalaon  Tckvpbouo, 01  Jo.in Rae, Agent  team of the Brooklyn skating club  early in March. That a /team will  be sent has beeii decided upon and  the only detail remainiiig which  could cause a hitch is the date, it  having been decided that the seven,  with a- couple of substitutes, will  play two matches in Halifax and  one it St. John's-before the middle  of March.   ���      .  The invitation to ��� the Brooklyns  to journey to the " Land of the  Evangeline" and show, how well  they know the ice game comes from  the Crescent club of Halifax, a  strong seven that played a game*  with the champion Shamrocks last  season. The Crescents have several  times pressed the Brooklyns to  make the trip, assuring them of a  royal "good time while in Halifax,  aud when the Brooklyns wrote on  there to -make arrangements it was  found out that St. John wants a  niatch with the Yankees, too.  If agreeable dates can be selected, the team will make the trip,  playing matches in Halifax and St.  John, while a return home via Quebec and Montreal is not improbable,  if time can be found for this detour.  .Probably, six; of = the regular Brooklyn team will go, and the remainder  will be made up of crack players  from the other teams in the Ama-  AMERICAN  AND  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  ROOMS LTGHTKD BY ELECTRICITY  ! AND HEATED BY STKAJI  25 CENTS TO $1  V-:  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Large comfortable bedrooms and   first-class  dinhiB-rooin. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  lil|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  i.-Ti; ov Tin: hovai. iiorr.r., cai/iaky  tyadden House  Baker nnd Ward  Slreot-J, Nolson  The only hotel In Nelson that has romalnod  under one managonieut since 1890.  ' The bod-rooms are well f urninhed and lighted  by electricity.  The bar is always stocked by tho best domes-  tlo audi imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   ebie, b.  C.  Kirst-class In ovory raspect. Choicest 'wines,  liquors' aud cigars. J.very comfort for transient  and resident gucsta.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UN_ON MEN.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL, Proprietor.  HALCYON WATER  ���      _S -NQ-KXRERIIVSer'-T   Tho    medicinal    miIuci.   of    HALCYON  WATER has  been proven.  Halcyon Wattr Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street;    Thorp�� ��S_ Co.  A Big1 Schooner  OF  BEER OR  " - HALF-AND-HALF  '  ALWAYS  KltESH   -  ALWAYS  COOL  Tlio best biiis-j of beer to bo had In Nelson Ih at  THE CLVH HOTEL  Cornor Silica and  Stanley StreetH.  E. J.  R. REISTERER & CO.  1.1.-.W-.1.S AND liOTTM-KS OV  FINE LAGER BEER,  AND PORTER  ALE  ^vi-fft^de     B-awery at Nelson  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C.  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Co-Toe.  Offer freah roahtod oolTee of best quality as  follows:  JaTa and Arabian Mocha, per pound 9  *n  Java and Mocha Blond, S pounds  1 00  Fiuo Santos, A pounds  100  Santos Blond. 5 pounds.  I 00  Out Special Blend, tt pounds > ��� ��� 1 09  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds...  1 00  A trial order nolicited.   Salesroom 2 doors cast  of Oddfellows block. W<.bt Baker Htroot,  . teur Hockey League, one or two of  the Cresceut Athletic Club players  having been ���invited.'""''"  Depew RepliciFto Pettigrew.  Washington,    February   7.���A  lively time between senator Depew  and Mr.  Pettigrew,  was  an  unexpected feature in the early proceedings of the senate today.     Mr. Depew read a letter from president  Schurmann, of the Philippine commission, flatly contradicting statements made by Mr. Pettigrew in a  speech several days ago,  and  then  commented   caustically  upon   the  methods of'the South Dakota senator in introducing the evidence of  such men as president Schurmann  and admiral  Dewey,   through  the  statements of Aguinaldo.    Mr. Pettigrew  replied   sharply,  repeating  much that he has  said  heretofore,  and distinctly, reiterating the statements which had  called  forth  the  denials   of   both   president  Schurmann and admiral Dewey.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & COi-Corner Vernon and  Josephine streets,'Wholesale grocers and  jobbers inblankcts, gloves, niltl.s. boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and minors' .sundries.  KOOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   lAAlT-  TED-Vernon,  street,  Nelson,   wholesale  grocers.  rOHN CIIOLDITCH & CO.-  "    won, wholesale grocers.  -Front street, Nel-  C0AL.  OROW'S  NEST PASS COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  Sl_ Barbe, Agent. Baker street. Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corncr Bakerand Josophine  ���   streets. Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware  and  mining "  Powder Co. ';.  'supplies'.!   Agentsfor Giant  LAWRENCE-  Baker St.,  HARDWARE   ICOMPANY-  .  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers  in  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers'supplies.  YTANC0UVER   HARDWARE ��� COMPANY,  v    LIMITED���Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hard ware and mining supplies,  bers and.tinsii-itha.supplies. ..  pluiu-  jERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Coincr Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar streets, Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesalodealers in leralcd waters .and  fruit svrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  iii.imr._l water.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZ-.I. & CO.-Cornor Baker'and  ��� Josephine streets, Nelson, wholcsalod_.il-  ers in as-uiyors supplies. Agents ^for Denver  Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BRETON & CO.-Corncr Vernon  and Josephino street;.. Nelson, whole.-f.il_  dealors in liquors, cigars and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Blowing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Browing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  H J.EVANS & CO.���Maker  street,��Nel_-on,'  ���   whoTesalo    denials   in   liquors,    cigars,  cement, fire brick and lire clay, water pipe jljkI  _iteel rails, and general corniiiisMon niercli.nu*.  FLOUR AND PEED.  BRACKMAN & ..Kit'MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front street.jNelson, wholesale dealers in Hour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and grain.  Milla nt Edmonton, Victoria, and Now We��t-  iniiihl er.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall fleets. Nelson, iiia.niMctuiersof ������IloJ-alSc-tl" and "Koote  nay Belle" brands of cigars,   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NELSON, HARDWARE COMPANY-Baker  Sti eet���Wholesale dealer, in palnLs, oiK.  and brushes of all kinds.1 Largest .stock in  Kootenay.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.   -  BURNS fc   <"0.-Bi-kcr  street,    Nelson,-  wliolesalc dealers in _re_hand cured meaU.  Cold storage.  E.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE,  TTAMILTON POWDER CQMPAN Y-^Bakor  *-*��� street Nelson, tuaniifac'urors of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesalo dealers in caps and fuse, and electric  blasting appai atus.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCI-   COM PAN Y>-Vornon  btreet, Nelson, wholes-ile de__!ci-s in provisions, produce, and fruits.  Co. bacon and hams.  Agents for Swift &  J.  Y, GRIFFIN  &   t'O.-Corner Vernon .ind  Josephine streets. Nelson, w hole-sale dcnlcri.  in pro visions, cured nicat-_, but tor and eggs.   uTSiT-ffiWAUT& CO.���Waxuhou-esoiiC. P.  ���   II.  track, foot of Slanloj bticet.  NeKon,  wholosalo dealers in psovisions produce fund  fruits.   Cold storage.   Agents Armour & Co.'s:  bacon. hams, land and other ilroducts.   MANITOBA PRODUCI. AND COMMISSI..*!  C0.,LU1. ��� NriMin   branch.   Hall   hlicet.  Wholohf-lo dealers in butter, eggs and clicu-o.  SASH AND DOORST  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS  LIMITED���Corner Krom and Hall stn'.'t-,.  Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealei-i  i;i sash and doors; allkinds of factory work imulu  lo order,  "        WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Fiont and Hall street-.. Nelson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and rt-i.iim.fi.- andlrniini'l.'fi ci-rars.   "architects.  & CAURIK���Architoctfl.   Room* 7  llakerat_rpoti. N��!ami��  EWART  and H A-M-Vf.--��m block  LODGE   MEETINGS.  XT NIGHTS OK PYTHIAS- Nelson I/idgc, No,  ���"��� 25, Knights of Pythias, meoU in I. 0, O. K.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuet-day ovoulng at 8 o'clock. Vifeiting Knights  cordially Invited lo attend.  R. G. JOY. K. of R. & P.   - LKONA..11 SCi> V I'. C. C.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. K. Sc A. M.  Meets second WodnCbday In each month.  Sojourning brethren lavitod.  NELSON L.7). L.. No. 1<?��_, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay street--,  1st and 3rd  Friday  of each mouth.   Visiting  brct-iem cordially invlti'd.  IL Rdiiinson', W.M.  W. Citv.. f.h;|>, Rcc.-Sce.  NEI-SON -"-".-UK, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meets evcrj hooond ami fourth  Wodiicwlay in each month  iu Fraternity Hull.  Visiting brothrcn welcome.  W. (-OSN-K.il.. President,  Cimki.i s Pi-Ossru, Sccielary  * " W.  V. of  iioi tli-  ea-it corner Victoria and Koot_iM}*sti__.s rviTy  Sauirday inciting ul 3 o'clock.   Vitating member', wolcomo.  J-tMFi Wn.i-vs. Spn'y.    f"n v*. A.  _:_____  Tin: ie��  me _        ..  week, at 7 o'clock, in the Miuui�� I'nion hull cor-  nor Victoria and Kootonnv stieot.s.  it, KO!-I\.-.t-N. Piesulent.  JAMEtf COLLING. Secretary,  NELSON MINERS" UNION NO. Wl  A!.���Meets in liiinci-." union rooms.  egiilnr meet nigs of tlieCnrpeiiteiv' Union  held on   Wt-dw-tl.i.   owning of cacli  _^._-_-p^��\-i.-vw THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B. C., THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fall and Winter  Dont  Boots and Shoes in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers aqd Overshoes  Buy Maltese and get the b3_t  J. A. GILKER  213-215,BAKER STREET  ��� NELSON  After  Stocktaking  before going East ;to  buy goods for the.coining year, I wish to announce that all goods  purchased from me this  month I will give a reduction of 10 per cent  with engraving done  free of charge.  In Watches, Jewelry,  Silverware, Sterling Silver, Decorated Lamps,  Sewing Machines,, and  Pianos. All goods of  guaranteed quality.  Our manufacturing  department; is at your  disposal. We are ready  to make anything you  desire in gold chains,  lockets and rings.  Our Wateli Department has expert watch-  makois. Our Optician  Department is controlled by an expert optician. I will be very  glad to receive your  orders.  ' 'Stiver Plate that Wears.''  Buy Spoons  When  you  knives, forks, etc., buy reliable brands,  even if they .do cost a little more. They  are worth the difference._;. The . prefix  " 1847" ou any spoon or fork insures the  genuine Rogers quality, famous for wear.  Full tr-iik-marlc.  1847 Rogers Bros.  JACOB  DOVER,  JEWELER,  NfcLSQJ.  Great Discount Sale at A. Ferland's g  K-i. ltigjii-ittctiir-icd fioiu the Kasfcin miikoU, ..lioiel lia.e been pin rim')  iii(j Spimsj woods v\ lncli arc now m transit, to Nelson, and to mako room for tlio  bi-iuo. wo will for Ihc iiLxt ton tlajudo.iw.iy with llie ordinal) piofltand sell goods  nt 10 i-fi cent iul vanea on llio wholesale cosl, (Ins 10 per tent being just Ruliluont lo  _reigjit clnugi?. Th-H _���> an oppoiLuniiy not often presented to the public. H��o  are a few sample puces.  Dress Goods  I*.?.  ])rc _s Goods, regular price ftic. sale price ...  Ures-f tlood-, rGgiili_r price 81, sale pi ice  Ui ess floods, lLgular price $1 '50, ^ilc puc.'  Black Cienon, reKiilar pi ice ?- j", "ilf priv-0  Black Ci ej) on, i cgul.ir prico S2, sale price  J-l.itk l'c.imle-oif. (silk) icirular puce $1 51), sale price  Mack Satin, tegular price $1 ">0, Mile puce  Prints, iciiular pi ice 10c, sale pi ice   . _1  I_,uiie-.'feilk UIoiik's, i cpriilar pi ice 8 j. sale pn< c  Kaiicj. Outing Hanncl ictfiilat price 12 l-2c, sale pnee  IduIU'b' Klcctnc fatal Coatrt nt  A few Ladies' Jackets and Gaj-Cb at  Men's Furnishings  Grey 1-Knkcte rcgnl ir price $1, Mlc pi ire  -Men's'I weed t-snls, mguUi puce Sl.i,>ale pnt-c  _._en\ Seige hints, tegular pi ice 912, salo price  Men's O', eicoat., regulai prn e $12 sale puce  Alen j. Ulstei s, ugitlar pi ice S, sale price   _  _0c  ...     Win  .   $100  S17>  si as  .     8100  $100  7c  .    ?3 .-0  !k!  ,?��  Less than cost  S3 75  ?d00  S7/>0  87 J��  8...IKJ  Boots and Shoes  ]_adie-> Itongola Button Hoots  l-ailic." J_.oiii.oU ..need Hoots  l-adics' Aliihku Overshoes  Cull and get '-nifiuiih  Klltot Block, B i'jmi SUCot, Nelson  51 'H  7.5c  A, FERLAND   #  P. Burns & Co.  Head Ops ice at  NELSON, B.  C,  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kiis.o, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson, Grand Foiks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH  Baker Street,  RSH  Nelson  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  AND POULTRY IN SEASON  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  ORDKRS BY MAIL RECKIYJB CAREFUL AND.PROMPT'ATTENTION,  I'YrbIi Ontario Creamery Iloinin-  ion Creamery and CookinK Hut  ter. I'Vesli KKgK. Homo JMade  -Mincemeat. A variety of Canned (Jo-kIn, nnd crcryt-ilnir uhii-  ally kept, in a ri-o eery Htore. Wc  want your trade. Goodi. delivered promptly.  To the New Grocery  CITY LOCAL NEWS  The organis-iition of charitable  societies is now in working order,  and merchants and citizens generally are invited to become members. The organization seeks to  suppress the professional beggar  nnd give prompt assistance to deserving cases. Tickets will be issued to members, and when these  are given to applicants for charity,  the society iuvesti gates the case  ...and acts accordingly. Where applicants are able to work an effort  will-be made to secure employment  for them. The officers - are: : vT.'H.  Bowes, chairman; T. J. Sims, secretary; Mesdames Bellamy and  Stocks, F. W. Laing. J. K..' Strachan  and Rev. Father Ferland, executive.  Further information can be had of  the officers.   . ��� .. ��� ���  A hockey match for the benefit  of the rink management between  the local clubs takes places tonight.  The ice was in good condition last  night and a fast game is anticipated.  The Nelson junior hockey club is  arranging to send a team to participate in the tournament at Rossland. They are scheduled to t.lay  the I. X. L. club of Rossland on the  morning of the 16th and the final  game will be on Saturday night between the winners and Sandon who  hold the championship at present.  No one is allowed to play for the  juniors who is over 19 years old,  and a trophy and medals is offered  for the competition.  An examination of the defendant  in the action of Winslow vs. Morris  takes place .on Friday before registrar Simpkins., Frank Gibbs, local  manager for the Brackman k Ker  Milling Company, Limited, was examined yesterday for discovery in  in the suit of Opponhetmer vs. the  company.  Joe Sullivan and his pal, Gannon,  will Jjc bro'iight before chief justice  McColl on Monday or Tuesday. The  bullet in Sullivan's shoulder does  not seem to be bothering him seriously, and it is believed that,the  danger of blood poisoning has  passed.  A subsetiption list rfor the Canadian patriotic fund has been opened  at the postoffice.  A movement is on foot to entertain the members of the Nelson contingent of Strathcona's Horse at  dinner in the Hotel Phair, on the  evening of their departure from the  city.  A writ was issued yesterday-in  the suit ..of Charles 'Burman and  William Morvan vs. J. A. Whittier.  The plaintiffs seek to adverse No. 1  and No. 2 mineral claims oii Mineral  mountain, Slocan district, by the  Cuba, Iroquois and Hobsou Fractional claims.  Arrangements will be made to have  two physicians at the school daily  up to the 15th when the board of  health's regulation forbidding children not vaccinated to attend school  takes effect. .This gives time for  parents to attend to the matter.  Bowes, Turner and Rogers, the  trio arrested on;';the charge of  entering Ebbs' shoe store the other  night, were brought:before magistrate Crease yesterday morning.  They were reni'aiided until today  when the evidence in the case will  be taken. The - stolen shoes were  recovered.  A number of new pupils have  been adped to the roll at the Hume  addition school, where the regular  school routine ,is now running  smoothly. The blackboards are completed, and principal Clay has concluded the task of arranging the  classes to best advantage.  The police officials are now located  in their new office oh Kootenay  street, the first ease to be tried  there having;been taken up yesterday. Chief Jnrvjs has moved his  desk from the "city hall to the new  quarters, arid-may- -be found there  from 11 to 11 o'clock each day.  Magistrate Crease ...will also be at  the office a6 '10' o'clock daily.  At tiie next meeting of the police  commissioners chief Jarvis will submit his report for last month,  which contains a couple of imp'or-  .tant clauses.- The chief states that  his duties connected with the police court, .serving summonses and  ..workiug _up_charges prevents his  patrolling the, streets regularly,  and he recommends the employment of a reliable man to take this  duty. He :also urges that the  police force be' uniformed -both for  their own protection' and for the  convenience of the public, as it is!  now. impossible, .for citizens... unac-  qiiaihted with"ihe men to distinguish them from other persons on  the streets, .n. v.*'. ;'������'. ���'-*������,.��� '��� '���;'--   ���  Rev. Charles Rose, pastor of the  Baptist church, was in Rossland  this week assisting in the special  services held at the Baptist church  there.  Invitations are being issued for a  reception to be tendered H. E.  Beasley, C. P. R. superintendent, on  Saturday night in Fraternity hall.  The C. P. R; employees in Nelson  have purchased a magnificent gold  watch which wi^ll be, presented to  Mr. Beasley during the evening.  _ E. R. Atherton of Sandon arrived  in Nelson yesterday Mr. Atherton  was appointee. Nelson's represents  ___.._ _.-,  _.__.-   _.__!:_____...''__.'__.__���   il_';   Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  R BYERS & CO.  NKI.S0N  KASLO  SANDON  tive to the conference of business  men at Sandon, iu, their efforts to  secure' a settlement of the labor  troubles in th'o'Slocan.  His honor jud^e Forin is at present holding coui;t iu Revelstoke.  J. II. Stewart, ihe Balfour, extension contractor,, left last night for  Trail to superintend the shipment  of his outfit to Nelson. Before  leaving he arranged to erect storehouses near the  C.  P.  R.  freight  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Jpwpliliio and Silica Stieetu,.  opposite Methodist Church  PATTON & ENMAN  W. J. Ashley has resigned his appointment as quarantine officer at  Waneta, and returned to the city.  The vacancy was filled by the ap-  poihtmeiiifof~H. Cr CumminsT-Tiie  quarantine arrangements are now  running smoothly.  A couple of cable messages have  been received in the city from  Ernest Mansfield, who has arrived  safely in the old country and is  making his headquarters in London.  He is now in Paris and will remain  on the continent for a short time.  Within a few weeks Mi*. Mansfield  starts on his return trip via New  Zealand.  The Nelson Furniture Company  has secured the store adjoining  their premises and formerly oe-  cupied by J. A. Irving, and are now  engaged in moving a portion of  their stock into the new store.  This adds 2100 squa?*e feet of floor  space to the establishment^  D. McArthur & Co. finished their  contract for piling at the C. P. R.  docks yesterday. The work has  been in progress for a couple of  weeks during which time the dolphins have been driven at the ends  of the piers and various repairs  executed.  Edward Erviu of Erie has transferred a third interest iu the Golden  Rod mineral claim, ou the -north  fork of the Salmon liver, to Arthur  Clements of Brie. The consideration was $250.  Aldermen Arthur and Hall attended the jmblie school yesterday  in their professional capacity to  vaccinate sneh pupils as desired to  undergo the operation. About a  dozen childrett   were   vaccinated.  Wanted���In Nolson, a  house of  four or five rooms, situate convenient lo bchool,  Price not to exceed $S0O. Apply lo John IIuu.-  ton, Nelson.  Wanted���Furnished room iu private hoiii.o for man and wife. Address P. O  Box (88. ,  Boys and girls" wanted to stiip  tobacco at Kootenay Cigar Coinpanj 's factory,  50_ cents per day and all over that tliey can earn.  Lost, ou Monday evening,between  J. A. Irving's giocery store and A. Macdonnld's  wholesale house, a puokctbook containing _i mi in,  of moiiov. The owner's name is in the pockot-  book. _Kindei__will bo rewarded by leaving-the  Same at 1*. Burns. A: Co.  AH accounts   owing P.   Donato  must be set! led this week or thoy will be placed  in lu�� lawjer'n hands for.collection.  Work , wanted-���By an experienced yowitf woman who I1* n good cook. Apply  C. C, Tnbiinoolllce.  W_ Starmer Smith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  _      PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Office Ward Streot      -   OppO-llo Opora Ifonio  shed, and this is to be commenced  at once. Mr. Stewart will be absent until next week, when he expects to sublet a large portion of  the work.  o  II. M. Cambie of Vancouver,  C. P. R. engineer for the Pacilic  division, was in the city yesterday  in consultation with the local officials in regard to the improvements  to the company's property Avhich  are contemplated this spring.  H. M. Stevenson of the Ainsworth  concentrator was in the city yesterday fora short time. He states  that" the cold snap has." frozen the  pipes leading from the hill to the  concentrator, and the plant is tied  up temporarily.  The Bodega saloon changed hands  again yesterday, when R. E. Smith  sold out to W.G. Robinson, formerly of the Royal hotel.  The Ladies' Aid Society of the  Methodist church intend holding  an at home in the parsonage .on  AVednesday the 2Sth instant.  Yesterday morning a man approached lieutenant-colonel Morris,  recruiting officer for lord Strathcona's Horse, on the street, and  asked to be taken to South Africa  with the contingent. ".No, but I'll  take you back to Regina with me,"  was the response, the officer having  recognized the fellow as a deserter  from the mounted police nine years  ago.  Theo. Madson has secured an  order fiom contractor Stewart for  $1000 worth of tents for use on the  Balfour extension woik. This is  the second evidence of contractor  Stewai t's willingness to do business  with the local merchants and  manufacturers after the Nelson  Miner attempted to give him'1' a  black eye.  It is altogether likely that work  upon the Balfour extension will be  commenced upon the Balfour end,  the first six miles being exceptionally light work. The contractor expects to have this work in full  swing next week.  .Accident to a Fireman.  Fireman Alfred Jeffs had his leg  broken last night while'the department    was    practising    near    the  Queen's hotel.   An alarm was sent  in about  7:30 by  chief Thompson,  and the bi igade went to the Queen's  hotel, where a Hue of hope was laid  across the^ vacant property east of  the hotel/ After the test Jeffs was  staudiug on tho step of the truck,  which the _.hief was driving ton aid  Hall street. "The horses weic some  what fractious, and in diiving past1  the platform erected for exhibition  drills the truck  went close enough  to pinch Jeffs' leg.   The bone was  broken just above the ankle.    The  injured man was  taken   to Dr._La  Ban's office,  where  the broken leg  was bandaged.    He   was then removed to the general hospital. Jeffs  has been in the department since its  reorganization some two years ago,  and was a most efficient fireman.  WE HAVE STOVES  But  while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather  your attention to'our line of  we would draw  Including Tea no"  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Coll.io Pots, (several designs) l-iianiellcd HuniHe llippers. Pudding  Kettles, elc, and the only place you can tret tlicm is al  Dishes, Tea  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  i <_Pg-S_-'g_--gL-g:SL,g-"----'g-----'^���<  ��'.'<^.,^',��*',^'>S'��r^"'��K'��'ic:N',v  Uf  v./  U/  it)  \t/  \t/  it)  \h  v./  \i)  it/  Hi  W1I01.K-.AI.I-: ...VI.  lil.TAII.  l.HAl.Kua  IX  iti  it/  it/  it/  iH)  it/  H)  ito  it/  it/  it/  it/  Groceries  Provisions  Hams  Coffee  Butter  Dried Fruit  Teas, Spices  Pickles, Sauces  Vinegar  Goods deli, ercil fioe Jliil  nideis L.iH'fii.l} alli'iuli'd lo  jMillnnj.; hut ("lie heil. No  UiuapKUtitU  i^^-*:^-J8__-B__3__S_*:^^^. ,���  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  Crockery  Glassware  Dinner Sets  Tea Sets  Chamber Sets  Office Sets  Bar Fixtures  Japanese Ware  Fancy China  Wliolt s.ilo and lelail merchants, No. Igii lUkci'Slieel,  h Jt'plinne 10. P. U. bo\. IC. &  W.   Tii a trial oidei.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  ^^-*A^i��^_ftva-i___6iS.iai>^Su_B*        SLSL^��i^&.SLeL^.^i^idi^-  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  >?/  PHONE .��.  We Want Your Trade  AND   IF   PRICES   ARE   ANY   INDUCEMENT   WE   SHOULD   HAVE   IT.  BOX :.7.  llio fact thai we sell moie pood-, and ,1 lie hrsl i?oods nl lower pi>ec all aioinul llun ..nyoMici*  slou-inoiii line is lieooiiiinif wide spn ,ul; jih-buii; hi the lclicr onlois lji.it wc leceive from .Ul  parts of lliu rouiijij. \\ i> undei-l-iiy our tonipeliton. < oilsetjiicnlly ,ne ..!nv.i.s in a posilion (o L-i.t?  butler \n\i\o-    'Jlieiefoieiti-.noMiipiisafh.it o.eiibod}.makes om store Uic.rlie.irtiiuaiteis.  T_ie Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Succe-ssois to Al. JicsHiis,i> & Co., Staple and Fancy t.ioceis  RA.CI-I. STREET, iVJKLSON'  When You Want the  BEST CANNED GOODS ON THE MARKET  TELEPHONE 161.  Boulters Tomatoes and Marrowfat  Peas, Standard Brand Sweet .Corn  p. 0. BOX" .fil.  .HOUSTON ��l_0<'K.  Ulae Itibbmi Tea ,.lw.i. s on Ifund.  1'ic-li 1'fes Jletenetl Daili  John _\, Jrviqg & Co.  Sugar Refinery Shut Down.  P-ULAi-i-MMi-A, February 7. ���  Under orders from the officials of  the American Sugur Refining Company, the Spreekel's refinery lias  closed, throwing out of employment  1000 men.  _\SX YOUR GROCER FOR W CELEBRATED  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  An Investment as Good as a Klondyke Mine  Manufactured by Ihe linidcinnn-ICrr TVtllliiiff (so , T,ld.  Victoria, "Vancouvor, WoMwtiisloi', Kdiiioiitou.Nelaon.  The old established and well known  OUTLET HOTEL  i  Situated at Proctor's Landing on Kootenay Lake containing 15 rooms. Furnished complete. First-class bar  room and fixtures. 2 acres of ground close to wharfs  and proposed depot.  For price and full particulars apply to  Baker Street, Nelson   f.    Q,    f ROCTEE  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-S28 Baker Street, f-olsoi).  TO YOUR LOT MXK  Y-'K 1)0 IT     SEK US  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Opei.i House l.lock, "Nelson  STRACHAN BROS.  quiref  flll-L LINES OF WINTER AK0 SPIilKG ftf.Ttt'GS  WB��f BAKER S_M___.1-*C' NELSON  c _?i?<3S_i__. -fii't_v��'R swa hotm.  .-V

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