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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EbiflON   BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  1)4  TO MAKE CHAMPERTY LEGAL  Object of Martin's Bill.  Victoria, January 21 -[Special  to the Tribune].���Martin's promised  assault on Cotton over the Dead-  man's Island matter did not come  off today, the ex-attorncy-general's  resolution being stood over without  comment or explanation.  -Premier Semlin told the logislu-  ture^oday that negotiations  AA'ith  o  the Dominion government are not  yet in shape to permit of theorgani-  /.ation of the British Columbia contingent. He added that the provincial offer Avas still limited to one  hundred men, it not being thought  Aviso to complicate matters by  seeming to undertake the suggested  .squadron of- 177, eA'en though' pri-  A*ate enterprise paid for the extra  seventy-seven. p  John Irving has a characteristic  motion on the notice paper, intimating that "British' Columbia is  British, can bo depended upon to  contribute men and meaus for the  Avar in South Africa, which must be  fought to a finish at Avhatover cost."  The Coal Mines Regulation Bill is  undergoing radical amendment,  Avith a vieAV to relieving illiterate  Avhites from the operation of the  section designed to exclude Chinese  from tho mines by means of the  educational test. , Each inspector  AA'ill be authorized to igive permits  to persons heretofore employed in  mines avIio sIioav to his satisfaction'  that they iiuderstaiid ; rules for  safety, although they cannot read  theiii as printed in English.  Petitions from Rossland.: and  Whitewater Avere presented today  in favor of the eight hour laAv.    ,.  Joe Martin has given notice of an  amendment to the Legal Professions  Act to legalize champerty, for Avhich  ho Avas recently suspended for a  Aveek by the law society.  Maurice's amendment to the address in reply to the speech from  the throne. It i.s explained that  the Irish members of parliament  will abstain from supporting lord  Edmund Fit/.-Maurice's amendment  because the amendment contains a  declaration fiVA'orablo to tho prosecution of tho war..  \  . A DYING MAN FOR GOVERNOR  ���' ' Sworn in for Kentucky.  I^ran'icfort, Kentucky, January  .31.���Never avu�� there a more  coin-  plicated   political    situation   than  that Avhich  tonight con fronts,  the  politicians of Kentucky, and  never  was there one in Avhich  it seemed  so difficult   to   form   an  accurate  guess at the outcome.    The Republican party, Avhich a few days* ago  Avas   A'aiuly, striving   to   hold   its.  members in   their seatb upon the  floor    of    the   house,   and   Avhbh  seemed almost poA\-erless, is tonight  in the -.addle strong aud vigorous,  and carrying  things Avith  a  high  hand..    The poAverlessness of   the  Republicans   of   two days ago   is  more than equalled by the ��� apparent helplessness of tho  Democrats  of today.   AU day long the Democracy has been groping around trying to find some AA'ay in Avhich it  could   sent   in   the    gubernatorial  chair  its   leader,  "William   Goebel,  who lies slowly__dyiug_p_f_the avquucI  inflicted   by    the     bullet    of    an  assassin.  FrankI'-out. Kentucky, January  :J1.���William Goebel, shortly before  nine o'clock tonight, avus sworn in  nt. governor of Kentucky, and J. U.  W, Beckham a few minutes later  took the oath of lieutenant-governor.   Satisfied with Hospital Arrangements.  CJaim. Town*, January !_!,���Field  marshal lord Roberts authoi i/,es the  representative of tho Associated  Press to say, at. a result of his infection of the hospital service here,  that he i.s perfectly satisfied that  everything medical skill can suggest for tho benefit and comfort of  tho sick and wounded has been  done. lie i.s satisfied that the home  authorities are sending out all the  -jjiW-iCS Avho' Avill possibly bo re-  .quU'i-4-   UoIsoh   gleeted  in  East   Middlesex.  London", January 31.���The bye-  .elections in East Middlesex, to fill  the vacjHicy iu the Ontario legislature, resulted today in tho election  .of captain Robson, Conservative,  who secured a majority of at least  100 over Dr. Mc William the Liberal  candidate.  JTot Good Enough, for Thein.  London, January 31.���It is announced that the united Irish party,  ub a meeting held this afternoon,  decided to take no collective part  in the division in the house of eoin-  juons   upon   lord   Ed.m��Kl   Fite-  RAMBLER'S NEXT DIVIDEND  To Be Paid February Tirst.  Nv.w Dk.wi-.I-, January 30.���[Special to tho Tribune].���Union members at Slocan City claim to be  keeping a vigilant eye upon the  traveling public, guarding against  the importation of men for the En-  tcrpri.se initio. On Thursday they  assort two men Avere turned off,  live on Friday, aud one on Saturday. These men Avere largely foreigners, and aro said to bo coming  in from the tunnel Avork on the Columbia k Western railway. .The  Wakefield, on Four-mile, is credited Avith the intention of also  bringing in cheap labor.  Last week the Payne shipped out  220 tons of ore, 00 of AA'hich was  consigned to Trail and the balance  to the States. The shipments from  this mine since the first of the year  are promising. .-._..  McMillan k Allen,who are packing the ore down from the Arlington, have four carloads rawhided  down to the "'main bridge o*ver  Springer creek. They are using  the sleighs from-there to the depot  at Slocan City.'" They report the  Arlington to be in fine shape, Avith  an abundance of ore in sight. Were  the snow deeper a carload of ore  per clay could be handled from the  mine. The grade of 'the .mineral  maintains its high values as demonstrated in former shipments. . More  men haA*e lately been added to the  force.  Forty tons of ore Avas sent out by  the Rambler last Aveek. On February 1st another dividend of one  cent per share AA'ill be paid, notice  of Avhich has already been served.  The chances' are vet y faA'orable for  similar treatment on 'March 1st.  The force Avas increased slightly-  last Aveek.        ,  The Bosun was among the shippers last Aveek, sending out a carload of its rich product.  Dr. Beutley has returned to Slocan City, and is .arranging Avith the  miners' union for the establishment  of a hospital at that place.  A small shipment Avas made last  Aveek from the Emily Edith.  Ore is slioAving in all the work-  h-g;- of* the Hartney, on Silver  mountain. A second payment on  the bond comes due Thursday.  The new Anglican church at  Slocan City was opened Avith befitting ceremonies on Sunday, Rev.  O. F. Yates of that town officiating.  Married, on Friday evening last  at the rectory, New Denver, by tiie  Rev. C. F. Yates. George Davic3 to  Miss Dina Young, both of this  town.  W. Thompson had his arm  fractured tit the Wonderful on Tuesday  last by Hying rock from a "hangiug"-  hole. ; .  B. C. Mine Making Daily Shipments.  Gi-i-i-xwooi-, January 31.��� S. F.  Parish today informed the Associated Press correspondent that the  B. C. mine, in Summit camp, would  ship daily sixty tons to the Trail  smelter. The ore body on the 250-  foot level litis been crosscut' for 10  feet.  Tonight a tremendous house  greeted the performance at the  Alhnmbra theatre, in aid of the  fund for tho Avidows and orphans  of the soldiers killed in the Transvaal Avar.    '   _  Greenwood's Contribution.  tin-���_-���__���-wood, January 31.���[Special to the Tribune].���Patriotism  abounded at the Alhambra theatre  tonight. A packed house attended'  the concert in aid of the widoAAS  and orphans of the soldiers killed  in the Transvaal. Over $100 Avorth  of tickets Avere sold to Avhich is to  be added tho subscriptions. Greenwood has not forgotten the Absent  Minded Beggar at the front.  City of Paris Will Ship.  Git--EN wood, January 31���[Special to the Tribune].���The City of  Paris, in Central Camp, Avill be the  first shipper to the (Jranby smelter  at Grand Forks. Superintendent  Williams today stated that five  hundred ton.**, Avould be shipped at  once. Before the smelter starts up  the mine will send down five thousand tons.  DEBATE IN THE COMMONS  Attracts Little Attention:  Loxnox, January 31.���There Avas  aii utter lack of interest in the debate today in tho house of commons. At no time Avas the house  a\ ell filled. The speeches Avere  academic, travelling in deep worn  ruts, aud did not touch upon tho  future in which alone tho public is  so much interested. The only  sign of animation during the  whole session, Avas Avhen sir  Sir Robert Threshie Reid attacked  the South African committee,  draAving forth cries from the Irish  members of "Publish the Hawksley  letters." Mr. A. J. . Balfotr, replying to the suggestion of sir John  Henry KeunaAvay, ConservatiA*e  member for the HoritOn diA-ision of  Devonshire, said he regretted that  it AA'ould be contrary to precedent  to curtail the debate as the amendment Avas a A'ote of censure, upon  Avhich the fate of the govenment  depended.  Sir Robert Threshie Reid, Liberal  member for Dumfriesj  bitterly arraigned the government's "recklessness and duplicity," which  he  said  aroused the first misunderstanding  with tho Boers, Avhich fostered and  stimulated by the " Avickednes and  folly of a feAV men,'.' resulted in the  Avar.        Amidst   opposition cheers  and ministerial mumors, sir Robert  declared   that,  having  regard  for  the general discredit attaching to  Great   Britain    in   the   minds   of  foreigners by the events connected  with the Jameson raid, it was the  duty of the government to take up  tho broken thread and  pursue the  inquiry to its final end.    The parliamentary  committee of inquiry,  he further asserted, fwas a scandal  and  a dishonor to  the house, and  there     Avas     a     suspicion      that  the     raid    was     organized    Avith  the complicity of Mr. Chamberlain.  William    St.    John    Broderick,  under secretary of foreign  affairs,  closed the day's debate.    He traA--.  ersed generally the indictments  of.  the opposition, which he characterized a& immoral at such a* time as  tho present.     No  Conservative, he  added,   defended   the   raid,   from j  Avhich the government had suffered j  more than anybody, because Avhen  the raid had beeu precipitated, president Kruger had "almost reached  the end of his tether AA'ith his* OAvn  burghers, on account of his  treatment of the Uitlanders.   The house  then adjourned.  London, February 1.*���Spencer  Wilkinson, in the Morning Post,  describing tho military situation,  .takes ib for granted that general  Buller intends to make another  attempt to relieve Ladysmith. lie  seizes the occasion to express the  greatest admiration for the dauntless spirit of the British army, and  a regret that the main thing is  lacking, namely proper leadership.  He says: "The Avhole manhood of  the nation is moved by the same  spirit that stirs the troops ou the  Tugela. Cannot; the government  pluck up heart to lead like men, a  nation ; _to_ drop the���past-and to  plan on a proper scale for the arming of the empire for whatever  struggle may be in store."  Loxnox, January 31.���The Avar  office hati issued an additional casualty list of the battle of Spion Kop,  January 24th, and of the engagements at Venters Spruit, January  17th and 30th. The additional list  numbers 139 men killed, 391 wounded, and 05 missing, a total of 593.  With the 174 additional casualties  given for the fighting at Venters  Spruit, the total loss since the beginning of the Avar is placed at 9058  men.  BkriJx, January 31.���The German papers print long reports- of  the proceedings in the 'British parliament, but for the most part  Avithout comment. The Roersen  Courier, however says: " Tho attempt of the speech from the  throne to .saddle the Avar upon the  Boers Avillnot deceive anybody outside of England."'  perial goA'ernment to avoid a rupture until further reinforcements  had arrived. Five thousand;.-'seven  hundred men were ordered" from  India. The correspondence -sIioaa's  that sir William Penn Symons  thought 4000 men would bo enough  to secure the integrity of Natal,  and this view was apparently concurred iu by tho Natal authorities.  SPION KOP'S HEAV? LOSSES  They Were Forty per Cent  Loxnox,  February 1.���The supplemental lists fill  two columns in  nonpareil type in the morning papers,   making   1300 reported thus  far for general Buller's operations  north of the   Tugela.   The); Daily  Chronicle estimates that thfc total  exceeds 2000.   The forty psr . cent  loss at Spion Kop is greater than  any British force'.ever stiifef-edj- except possiblyAlbuera.     '   j;   >���'*���-.-���*.  The admiralty litisi" warned   all  half _ pay   naval   officers') to   hold  themseh'es in readiness.for /service.  This, with the fact .that., able seamen not   thoroughly experienced,  have   been   withdrawn   from   the  Channel squadron, is taken to indicate the early mobilization'(;of' the  reserve   fleet, especially':"A!" division.; ,  ,.,���.���������   '���'- ;"'"������' '.'���'..��� '    ':'''; 'i   ��� '.'���- ':  ... At a meeting of the/aniiy and  navy members of ;the house Of commons yesterday, a, resolution expressing absolute confidence in  whatever the government thought  necessary, commanded only tAvo  Votes. Instead of this a resolution  was adopted calling for the. immediate formation of a home .defence  force. . y  Lord Salisbury has called- another cabinet council, Avhich 'w'ill  meet on Friday or Saturday to consider the situation. r  Loxnox, January 31.���The correspondent of the Times at Lorenso  Marquez, says:    "Information'has  been received here from the Trans-  ATaal that the AA*ar department, convinced that it would be useless to  storm   Ladysmith^  and , that * the  bombardment would continue to be  ineffective,' has declded/tin a change  of tactics. _.���,Huge i_.uaijfcities._Qf timber and saml Sag's, 'and hundreds* of  Kaffirs, have been sent from Johannesburg and Pretoria for'the-purpose of   damming   the Kilp river  some miles beloAv Ladysmith. , The  idea is to flood the  town and drive  the .soldiers and inhabitants out, so  as to expose them to shell fire.*'  London, February 1.���The Cape  Town correspondent "of the Daily  News says says: "Evidence is accumulating that something beyond an  understanding existed between the  Boer executive and the inner circle  of the Afrikander bund, concerning  Avhat should follow the ripening of  rebellion at tho outbreak-- of, the  Avar. Fully 5000 colonial Dutchmen haA'e joined the enemy. The  Boers, hoAvever, believed that this  number would be multiplied tenfold. Consequently the Afrikander  bund is now execrated at Pretoria  and Bloemfontein.  London, February 1.���A despatch  to the Times from Pietermaritz;-  burg,- dated Sunday -last;���says :  " Colonel Thorneycroft had a nar-  i'oav escape last Aveek. He went to  meet a Boer flag of truce Avhich  asked a parley, but having become  suspicious lie told the Boer commandant that he Avould not parley.  Both retired, and the Boers fired a  volley, the colonel only escaping in  consequence of the bad shooting."  London, February 1.- -Winston  Churchill, in a further despatch to  the Morning Post. Avhich describes  tho crossing of the Tugela says:  " The army is exasperated, not defeated. General Buller "will persevere, and all Avill conic right in  the end."  TO DREDGE KETTLE RIVER  As a Mining Venture.  Guano Forks, January 31.  -Col  onel Johnson of San Francisco, avIio  has been engaged in hydraulic mining on the Snake riyer in Idaho, i.s  here to investigate the possibilities  of work of a similar character in  the main Kettle river, in the vicinity of Grand Forks. This is his  second visit to the Boundary country. Colonel Johnson authorized  the statement that he Avould organize a company for the purpose  of extracting gold from the Kettle  river by means of the patent dredge;  now in successful use in Idaho. He  predicted that the grn/vel beds and  sand bars would yield at least from  Transvaal services are due to their  rashly exposing themselves, but  they have now adopted the tactics  required by the topography of the  land. Recently German, Dutch  and Scandinavian A*olunteers were  merged in Boer regiments so that  such losses in future Avill be impossible."  SULLIVAN GOT THE BULLET  FORESTERS   INSTALLATION  How They Blundered.  London, February I.���A blue  book has just beeu published containing a quantity of correspondence relating to the defence of  Natal. It contains urgent letters  and telegrams from the Natal government, from dates as early as  May last, up to the outbreak of hostilities, askingfor reinforcements. On  August 3rd, Mr, Chamberlain  Avired: "Arrangements to send 2000  troops are in progress." The Natal  ministry greAv more alarmed, and  on September Otli implored the Im-  Short Stories From Spion Kop.  Loxnox, February I.���Accounts  of the battle of Spion Kop continue  to filter in. All testify to the terrible Boer fire. Several e.-timato  that the total losses of general Buller's turning movement will amount  approximately to 1500, Whan the  reinforcements arrived the troops  were much cramped ou the top of  Spion Kop. Preparations Avere  made below to secure the position.  Guns Avere on the Avay, and engineers had beeu ordered up to  strengthen the entrenchments.  Colonel Thorneycroft Avas not  aAA'ure of this Avhen he ordered the  retirement, and he actually met the  artillery coming up.  General Woodgate Avas Avounded  about tAvo o'clock in the afternoon.  Even then he protested that he  Avas all right, and had to be held  down  on tho stretcher.  15 to 25 cents to the yard. This,  he added, Avould realize a handsome'  profit, after deducting all expenses.  The first dredge, he also intimated,  Avould be in operation Avithin three  months. ���_-,'-        ; :  The bed of Kettle  riverhas long  been known to carry flakey gold.  In   low  water miners,   using   the  most primitive, methods, haAre made  fairly good  wages.    This "has also  been their experience in the graA'el  benches   situated along the river  bank.'  It is well known that colors  can   be obtained from the gravel:  taken from   the streets of Grand  Forks' by panning.   The, gold do.  posits are not confined to the lower  end of the valley.   Placer mining  is still carried on every, summer on  Fourth of July creek, less than five  miles from the  city, Avhile further  west,   from  Rock   and   Boundary  creeks and other tributaries of the  Kettle river millions of dollars haA'e  been  yielded to the ndventureous  argonauts in the early- sixties.. The  decision of ��� colonel Johnson', to enr  gage in hydraulic   operations has  created great enthusiasm here.  ,  Sweden and Norway's Difficulties.  Stockholm, January 31.���Premier  Eric Gustav Boutrom  is distinctly  hopeful   that   the   differences   between   Sweden  and  Norway   will  soon be dispelled.   In an interview  witlrthe correspondent of the Associated Press  today, he' said   he  was fully convinced that the worst  Avas over, and that the Norwegians,  both the politieaus and the people,  weie beginning to realize that fcheir  demands   could   not   be granted if  the   union   was   to   be   maintained-.     He     knew     from     personal  experience    Avhile     travelling     in  Norway, that the Norwegians entertain  the friendliest feeling for  Sweden, and he _was positive, if a  political hothead should in the future propose anything ��� tending to-  Avards the dissolution jof the union,  a majority of the Norwegians Avould  oppose him.    Sweden,  the premier  added, Avas quite  Avilling  to meet  her partner half   AA-ay,  and  had a  treaty offered to settle the question  of a foreign minister on equal terms.  Regarding   the     alleged    Russian  spies,  reported   to have been  seen  about  Sweedish   fortification,   tho  premier declared   the government  had   thoroughly   investigated   the  matter, and found that the supposed spies -were-only- Russian-Avork  men.   Therefore there was no cause  for alarm.  Followed by a Banquet.  ���  The Nolson members of tho Canadian  Order  of   Foresters  held  a  pleasant reunion last  night.     The  occasion was the annual installation  of officers and eclat Avas lent to the  occasion   by  the   presence   of the  supreme high chief ranger, brother  Elliott, who  is  making  his  initial  trip through British.Columbia. The  distinguished visitor conducted the  installation ceremonies, Avhich Avere  of . an    impressive'   nature.      The  officers-elect for the  ensiung  term  are:    C. E.  Beasley,  chief  ranger;  A. Carrie, ATice chief ranger;   It. J.  Steele,  financial   secretary;   It.  J.  Steele,   secretary   pro   tern;   Re\'.  Frew,  chaplain;   W.   Morrison,  S.  W.: J. Laidlaw,'J. W.; T. S. Humphreys, S. B.; C. K. Strachan, J. B.;  H. Mills, conductor.  At the conclusion of the session  the members adjourned to the dining room, Avhere an inA'iting repast  Avas spread. Among the brethren  in attendance Ayere-very Avo.r'shipful.  high chief ranger Elliot,.0. E. Beasley,George Kydd, T. J. Sims, It. J.  Steele, J. Fleming, E. K, Strachan,  C. Burt, Dr. Symonds, Roa*. R.  FreAV, R. Strachan, A. Carrie and  W.Morrison.  C. E. Beasley, chief ranger-elect,  presided, and .when covers were removed introduced an informal toast  list.   That0of "The Queen" was received Avith a   rousing  rendition of  the national anthem.    The supreme  high   chief   ranger   followed  iu  a  thoroughly sensible address to the  brethren on the fraternal aspect of  the order's Avork.,  lie cited a series  of instances   in   which  the society  had come -to  the help of brethren  wbohad been.laid abidebysickne.se,  and thereby carried out iu a-pracbi-  cal wanner, the spirit of the constitution.   Turning to tho Avork of the"  society in British Columbia, brother  Elliott   remarked   that   he   would  recommend to the high court the  dispatch of thorowghly capable organizers to advance the interests of  the*C. O. F.  in  the Avest.    His address Avas   replete   Avith, practical  suggestions to' the   members, and  was received Avith much applause.  "The iia-vy and  army "camejjin  for an ovation, and Avas patriotically responded to  by Dr,   Symond*-*.  "The   order"  AA'as   proposed  by  brother Sims, and handled in splendid  style   "by  brother  Steele, and  brother Kydd, Avho suggested  that  it   Avould  probably    advance    the  society's interests in BritU-h Columbia if a  portion of the oi dev'a surplus was inA'Chtcd in this  province,  co Avhich the supreme chief  ranger  made a happy response.  Senator Pettigrew Crushed-  Washington, January 31.���There  Avas a stormy scene in the senate  today, brought about by senator  Pettigrew'of South Dakota, avIio  sought to have read a lesolution  embodying a document Avritteu by  Emilo Aguinaldo, upon the Filipino  insurrection, and containing a declaration of alleged recognition of  the Filipino republic by admiral  DeAvey.  Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,  protested against the printing of  the document in any form, and read  ti letter from admiral Dewey, in  Avhich that portion of Aguiualdo's  statement relating to the admiral,  Avas denounced as a tissue of falsehood.-!. Mr. Lodge said he preferred  accepting Dewey's word to that of  Aguinaldo and he Avas satisfied that  the American people Avould also.  Senator PettigieAV declared that  admiral Dewey had lccogni/.ed the  Filipino republic, and although afforded an opportunity heretofore,  to deny Aguinaldo's statements  had not done so. Mr. Hawlcy of  Connecticut, denounced Mr. Petti-  grew's action as treason, aud after  several senators had rebuked Mr.  Pettrgrew, the matter was dropped.  An Unfortunate Change.  Bi.i-UX, January 31.- Dr. Leyds,  in the cour-je of a conversation today said: "The heavy losses the  Germans   have   -sustained   in   the  Russia is Well Pleased.  St. PKTi_i._>i.L'il(T,���January-31.^-  The neAVspapers here express immense satisfaction at the Persian  loan of 22,590,000 roubles, to be  floated by the Bank of Persia, a  Russian institution, but think that  Russia sIioavs excessive delicacy iu  not including the custom houses of  the ports of the Per-ian gulf among  the guarantees. They urge the  prompt building of a railroad, as  the best mean.-, of sluiLtiug  out the claims of other nations.  The Herald sees extraordinary significance in the conclusion of the  arrangement, which it f-fiyt. shows  Ruf-sia is resolved to assert lier interests in J'er.sia In a determined  .fashion. The paper also say., it  thinks Germany aviII not be envious  of Russia's succc"-.s, which can bo regarded as Russia's compensation  for Samoa. The other paper,-* think  the fiist thing Persia ought to do  is to extinguish her indebtedness  to Great Britain, and thus regain  her freedom of action in the pro-  A*ince of Furs. Tho Russian loan  to Persia is guaranteed by  all the Peisiau custom house receipts, except the revenue*-, of the  customs houses* of the Persian gulf  and the custom house of Fat"8.  Laurentian Passes St. Vincent.  St. \'in(;i-.vt, (.Jape Verde Islands  January 31. The Allan line steamer  Laurentian, from Halifax, January  21st, for Cape Town, ai rived here  this afternoon. She carries the  first artillery section of the .second  Canadian contingent of* volunteers  for service in South Africa.  And Confesses the Crime.  The mystery of the LaBau robbery Avas solved yesterday in the  most surprising manner Avhen chief  Jarvis discovered that the burglars  had actually boon iu his hands for  a week, and that one of them carried between his shoulders a bullet  from Dr. LaBau's gun.  The two prisoners, Sullivan and  Gannon, Avere arrested on Saturday  last and charged with burglary.  When Dr. LaBau's  premises were  searched   by the  police   after  the  .���  burglary a hat Avas  found  bearing  the name of Kelly, a tough citizen  who had recently been discharged  from the provincial jail. The two  prisoners had been ?.een with Kelly  on the previous night, so they were  arrested on suspicion of being implicated AA'ith him in the affair.  The  police  Avent  on  the theory  that Kelly had been  in  the  burglary, and that  he  carried  one  or  more  of the  bullets -fired  by  Dr.  LaBau.    Accordingly they devoted  their   attention   to   searching  for  Kelly   to   no   aA'ail.      Then   chief  Jarvis learned that the hat bearing  Kelly's name originally belonged to  E. T. II. Simpkins, registrar, and on  taking it  to the  court  house' Mr.  Simpkins  identified  the  headgear,  .stating' that he   had  given  it  to  Gannon Avhile the latter Avas, with-  other prisoners front the jail, Avhite-  Avashing   the   court   house.     This  directed the chief's attention back  to tho pair in custody, and he determined to have them stripped and  searched.    This Avas done  and the  tell-tale bullet-wound aa-us promptly  found.    The ball had 'struck  Sulli-  A'au'as he stood endeaA'oring to open  the door leading from Dr. LaBau's  house.     It just touched tho  inside  edge of the left shoulder blade, and  glanced into his back near the spine.  Sullivan   stated   that   ib  had   not  given him any pain Avorth speaking  about.'  The two   men  confessed  to the  crime  and   told   the  Avhole story.  Gannon said ho was taking Sullivan  home to a shack up on the hill, when .  th'oy passed Dr. LaBau's residence  and  deteimined   to  go in.   After  they Avore "discovered  and had succeeded in escaping from the house,  both ran  toAva'rd  the smelter nnd  Avent doAvn   the  ruA'iuo  to a shack,  Avhere a  lm'b and  a pair of shoes  wore secured to replace the articles  left at. the   doctor's* hoiwo.    Then  thoy Avent to the Sherbrooke hotel,  had a drink and   made for the Tremont   house,    Sullivan    going   up '  Baker street, and  (j.-mnou up Vernon.    They  met   at-the Tremont,,*.  and wore arrested a fo.v moment'-,  later.  Sullivan's nerve aud the hat Avibh  Kelly's- name upon it AA'ere, tho  points Avhich threw the police olT  she track temporarily. Gannon  ttates that Kelly gave him a piece  of paper to Avad out the band of'the  hat, aud the paper happened to  have Kelly's name ou it. lie states  that Kelly left them early in the  evening���and "that- the suspected  man kueAV nothing of the burglary.  Sullivan's AA-ound'doe�� not look  A*ery dangerous. Dr. LaBau examined it yesterday, and asked Sulli-  van if he AA'ould dress it. "I don't  care," AA'as the reply. " Von put-  that bull there, and I'd just as soon *  yon took it out a1-* anyone el .e." Dr.  Symons* drcss*ed the piuu-Uire, and  will oxfraet. the ball today. The  men come up before magistrate "  (Yease this morning on remand.  Engineers" Convention at Boston.  Monthi.ai., January 31, ���Seventy  member- of the Canadian Society  of Civil Kngineers left here this  evening by a special train on the  Grand Trunk and Central Vermont  railways* for Boston, where tho  annua! convention, AA'hich opened  hero today, will be continued on  Thursday, Friday and Saturday,  inspecting A'tirious uiiginecring  AA'ork.s in and about Boston.  Chinese Threatens Trouble.  III.!.MX, January 31,���The Lnkal  Anj-cigcr repiint-*! an alleged secret  decree, issued by the cinpre-i  ilowagor of China to the governors  of the provinces exhorting them to  strong measures against foreigners,  and even to AA'ar. The language is  A'ory violent.  Marauis of Queensbury Dead.  London, February 1.���The marquis of Queensbury, avIio aa-jis born  July 20th, 18*11, and succeeded to  the title in 185$, is dead. THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. G  THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1,  1900  $5-gpring Suits-$5  Now i.s a .;-)u.l time to soli ot your spring suit- or overcoat.   It may seem a little  csirly, lint butter liuy early than wait 11 i_l.il lines are broken.   AVe have just, re-  ccivcd-i lui'Kf tihi])iiicnl(f .s.iits and light, overcoats, and will sell yon serge and  tweed suits tor men from S._ up.  !_e_ our Iic*c_it. St root .suits for young men, the newest tiling out.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  Tin-: steady  groAvth  that Nelson  is milking as  a   Avholesale center is  made  manifest  by the  returns of  the port  of  Nelson   for the month  ,-jusb closed.    January  is always an  ofF month  Avith   importer's,  bub by.  comparing January,   1900, with the  corresponding month of  the previous year, ib Avill  be seen just Avhat  progress avus  made   by Nelson's infant    Avholesale    trade.      For   the  month AA'hich closed  last night the  value of the  duitable imports wis  $ol,2l>5, as against $25,*15S for January, 1S9!),   or., an  increase  of OA'er  one'hundred per cent within twelve  mouths.    This is most encouraging,  bub the increase  in   the imports of  free goods has been even greater.  During January, 1000, the value of  the   free   imports   was  .$1.5,010,   as  against the   insignificanb  total  of  $1<J__S for January,. 1S99.-   Taken altogether the  total  imports show a  gain for   1900   over  1S99  of  over  one hundred and tAventy per cent.  Iu the matter of collections the increase  for the-past, month  maintains-.'about  the  same ��� ratio.    For  January, 1900, the collections  Avere  $15,002.07 as against  $7,848.03..   It  mxy be doubted  if any other  port  iu ..the   Dominion  can  show   such  highly  satisfactory  progress.    Encouraging as the record of the past  year has been ib is safe to say that  nothing   more  than a   commencement has as yet  been  made.    Nelson has the location, and Avholesale  merchants avIio haA'e enterprise sufficient to  make  the most of their  advantages. - They Avill not be content until Nelson is  the recognized  Avholesale  center  of  the Avhole of  southern Kootenay and Yale.  Avhen thoy were arrested, but as the  case developed it Avas shown that  the chief hud. the right men. The  Avork Avhich resulted in the capture  of the burglars AA'as done before the  offence AA'as committed. The men  had been spotted ; Avhen the offence  AA'as committed they AA'ere jailed on  suspicion. There AA'as more hard  work than good luck in their capture.    AFTER CHEAPER TREATMENT  By its action in"deciding  to pay  grand jurors for their services, the  Semlin government has given additional evidence that upon this issue,  as Avith many others, it is in touch  with  and  believes  in  meeting the  wishes of the great "majority of the  people of the province.     For years  other provinces have  been" paying  grand jurors for their services, bub,  despite requests from all sections of  the"*-   province,     it    was      impossible     to     get.     the    old    Bavie-  Ttirner government'to move in the  matter.    The  people  of  Kootenay  are nob now pub to tho same inconvenience Avith respect to jury duty  ���   us they Avere formerly.    It is not so  many years since men Avere brought  from liossl.ind, Kaslo, Ncav Denver  -and other-points-to serve on grand  juries iu Nelson. They Avere allowed  nothing either for their time or travelling expenses.    They protested;  but   their    complaints ' AA'ere   not  heard.     These' hardships    do   nob  now  exist   in   Nelson  or  vicinity;  but   it    may    be    that    in    other  sections   of    the    province' people  arc     still    "i.nt      to     tho  'same  inconvenience.     That such  an .injustice should have been  continued  for so 'many years  goes to shoAv,  that tho common people occupied a-  A'ery .small place in the  estimation  oi" thy   men  avIio wore   entrusted  Avith the administration of  provincial affairs.  Cim_F Jauvis of the city  police  department is  giving  evidence  of  the fact that he is the right man in  the right place.    Hi . capture of the  burglars avIio entered tho residence  of Dr.-LaBau on Saturday morning  may be regarded by some as tt piece  of     luck,     or     an    accident.      Ib  avus     neither.      Tlio     men      arrested   belonged   to   the   criminal  element/.    The chief of police makes  it his business   to keep such men  under surveillance.    "When he was.  informed that Dr. LaBau's residence  had 1 ecu  entered, he immediately  caused the arrest of Sullivan and  Gannou because l.e Icugav that they  belonged to the ciiminal class.   lie  had no direct evidence against them  For the Exchequer Ore.  II. W. Mussen, superintendent  and mining engineer for the Exchequer Gold Mining Company has  submitted a report to the officers  dealing wjth the Exchequer mine,  its development and possibilities.  The report deals Avith the condition  of the property- .up to December  31st, 1S99. Since this date development-has been carried on iu the  easb and west drifts from the 110-  foot leA'el, and superintendent Mussen supplements his report with  the statement that the past month's  Avork has sIioavii that in the east  drift much richer ore has been encountered than in any of the other  Avorkings of the .-property,'.while-in  the west drift the ore maintains  about the same values as that averaged from the shipments to .the  Hall Mines smelter. ���'.-'���...'  After'describing the work done  upon the property, superintendent  .Mussen'deals AA-ith the.value of the  Exchequer ore: The first three  shipments made from the mine  Avere sent to the Hall Mines smelter  in , October and November,  1899, and consisted of iirst  and second cla_,3 ore, sorted from  the matter taken out iu development, Avith some additions from  side.stopes from the shaft Jn cal-,  dilating, the value of this ore the  three shipments must be considered  as one lot. The returns aro ast fol-  Ioavs : " /  October lObh���29,138 pounds';  aebuul gross value, $1163.45; smelter gross A'alue, $1071.11.  November 0th ���34,129 pounds;  actual gross value, $302.24': smelter  gross value, $333.01.  'November 28bo.-28,200 pounds;  actual gross A'alue, $288.49 : smelter  gross value, $205.79.  Total���91,407 dry pounds ; actual  gross A-alue, $1811,18; gross smelter  value, $1670.51.  This gives an average gross value  to the ore of $39.00 per ton. - On  January 9bh a shipment of 11,802  pounds of ore from the stapes above  the 60-foot drift, avus sent to the  same smelter and it yielded returns  of gold, 1.25 ounces per ton, and  silver 2.7 ounces per ton; or a gross  value of $27.32 per ton. The ore in  tho .stopes from Avhich this shipment AA*as mined, AA*as below  the average, both iu thickness  -and~quulity,_so-thab_ib_cannob be  taken to represent the average  vein contents. *   ,        -  Considering the mine from a productive point of A'ieAA', superintendent Mussen says : " Wo aie at present Avorking . under most disadvantageous circumstances. Not  only does the lack of development  force us to use expensive methods  of mining, _ but - the amount of  handling necessary to sort, sack  and transport the ore to the -sinel-  ter, and the high smelting charges,  both direct and indirect, make the  marketing ��� of the orev under  present conditions, both costly and  wasteful. \The importance of the  reference to smelting charges will'  be more fully appreciated if refer-  once is made to the smelter returns  gi\'en. The Hall Mines make a  direct charge for transportation on  their tramway and for smelting of  $9 per ton. They pay, howevor, as  is .usual in customs smelters, only  $19 an ounce for gold, and only 95  per cent of the silver, so that they  thus make au indirect charge,  Avhich, in the case of the first three  shipment-., amounted to $3.13 per  ton, and in the caso of the fourth  shipment to $2.28.  In order to get OA'er these difii-  cultiob Ave Avill have to treat the  Avhole bulk of the vein matter, as  mined, by s-ome suitable procefts on  the ground. With a vioAV to deciding upon a suitable process Ave  have just sent a lob of 1000 pounds  of our aA'crage ore to Mr. I'ellew-  HarA'ey.of Vancouver, lie aviII report to us inthe course of a month  or six Aveeks a�� bo tho adaptability  of the ore to the cyanide process,  with or without preliminary amalgamation. If t his - process proves  satisfactory as to the extraction  and cos,b of application, and Ave do  .not ..yet see. any reason Avhy it  should not, tho A'alue of bhe company's property Avill bo greatly  enhanced.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  At the Piiaik.���T. Mclntyre,  Winnipeg; J. li. MoRau, Silverton;  Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Pollock, Spokane:  T. Milliard, Rossland.  At tiik 'Hi*.aie.-��� E. 1_. Vincent,  Calgary; C. Parker, Mossland; Cal  Evans, Toronto; Harry Roy, Boss-  land; M. Bloomlield, Montreal; Mrs.  and Miss Bennett, Slocan Cifcy;.__d-  AA'ard McMusber, Vancouver; W. C.  Perry, Winnipeg: D. MeLeod, Trail;  J. Beveridge, W. A. Lawson and  Avife, A. II. Lewis and Avife. Vancouver; 11. J-I. Brycc, Winnipeg; G.  AV. Mislop, NeAV York; J. C. Stuart,  Toronto.  At the Gi-.A.vn Centra...���J.  Pool, Hall; G. T. Spicer, W. Tito,  London, Ont; F. Paulin and wife,  Moose Jaw; J. E. Enos, Spokane;  C. P. Kapps, Kaslo.  At the Queen's.���II. K. Livingstone, Robson; 11. W. Bacon, Ymir;  G. Sutherland, Rossland; J. Jones,  Vancouver.  At the Madden.���R. B. Dougan,-  Forty-nine Creek; W. Shearer, NeAV  Denver; D. McMartin, Bonner's  Ferry; James Doyle, S. Murphy,  Sil\rer King mine.  More Military Precautions.  Bltda Pest, January 31.���The  lower house of the Hungarian dieb  today approved a supplementary  credit of 30,000,000; florins, for the  purchase of rifles; artillery, arn-  munibidn, etc.,.-after the premier,  bardh Banffy, had explained that  in ArieAv of the obscure position in  the Balkans, it was necessary to  prepare the army for possible partial .mobilization. The premier  denied that the fortification of at-  taro," at the southeast extremity of  the gulf of'. Catturo, implied the  least suggestion of a demonstration  against Italy,-.which he classed as a  valuable.": and generally esteemed  member of the driebund.  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  INCORPORATED 1670.  Ju^st Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  .  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages.  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  HUDSON'S BIT CO.  .Telephone 13.  ThatJ-ough  The first dose of our  Syrup White Pine and  Tar will relieve it-a bottle will cure it.'  For the lungs and to  build up the-system take  our EMULSION of COD  LIVER" OIL, large bottles 75 cents.  i^jmf-5**' ^* ���*___��� *^:������%-__, "^. "^_ ��>^.-^. ���^.���^fc;-.���������-_-_-^__. ���>-^-''^-. ��� ^ ��� ���^,* ���>��__,. ���������^^��������_k ��� ^ .^___. ���'^ -^ ���y___.',^__ -^^ ���������____ ���^���^_ ���>��_.-^ "^ '^'���C'V'  k  ~i  M.  3<5 BAKER STREET  FREE HEMfflG  of Table CloUis, Siie-l-  Piliow Cases, Etc.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Annual January Sale  WHITEWEAR,  LINENS, COTTONS,  Commencing" Monday, January 21st.  ETC.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Having received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Whitewear, Table Linens,  Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, etc., we are in a position to offer at exemely  low prices these lines. No charge for Heming Table Cloths, Napkins, Sheets, Towels, Pillow  Slips, etc., during the Sale.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Children's White Aprons, 40e up  Children's White Pinafores, 50e up  Children's Slips, Night Dresses  Shirts, Drawers, Etc., 50c up  Ladies' White Aprons, 25c up  "' Ladies' Corset Covers, 20e up  j Ladies' Brawers, 25c pair  Ladies' Night Dresses, 50c up  Ladies' White Shirts, 50c up  Children's Corset Waists, 50c np  White Table Damask from 45c up  White Table Napkins from $1.00 dozen  Red Table Damask from 35c up  Red Table Damask from $1.00 up  White Cotton Towels* 15c large size  White- Plain and Twilled Sheeting  White Circular Pillow Cotton  Linen Toweling from 5e up  Swiss,   Nainsook and   Lawn  rrom 24c per yard up  Embroideries  FLOOR OIL CLOTHS from 35c yard up;  CARPETS from 60c yard; odds, ends  and  remnants of DRESS GOODS, SILKS,  RIBBON,  LACES, EMBROIDERIES,-CARPETS at  ���less than half price.   Ladies' D. & A. CORSETS (special) at 50c per pair  We invite inspection of quality and prices  FRED IRVINE & CO.  INeison, 3.0.  and Laid ,  Free of Cbarge  V^- SLSLsL. ��L& --g-g;- ���m'S.-'-SC-g'- ��__;��__; fl_L: ���______.'5_L; ZL: -_____; _���___; ��___; ^"^ ���_____:'-���' ��� *" ���*" ��� ^ ���0m>"' ^^ ��� ___L--*^ - ___L-_i^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Men and Young Men  Do not spend every evening of the week in  sc.-rchj-i: .inuisoinenl, l_u.,_gi.c_._ Utile time t<3_  j our own socml and iitentftl iniprovcmcnL.  NIGHT CLASSES  Tor all grades of scholar.- will _>c opened at  Ihe Dii-u-itihs College.  Vietoi la s,l reel on January 3rd, WOO.  Avail youi-iclrcs of this opporlunity.  RATTRAY & MERRILL  BooH Biqding  AND  Canada Brag & Book Co,  NELSON  arsoi  WHOLESALE  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  ' NKLSOS.. n. c.  A boiirdingnnd diiy (icln-ol coniliiulcd !>} ihe  Klsfei*.of Si. .losopli ��f l-'cncu. I!, is slliuilbil nt  the corner of Mil) und Josephine si. outs in one of  the best resldenUi.l portion1, -if NeNun, mid is  cnsily iiL'..es*.ible from all part-, ol the cily.  The course ol study include*, the fiitiuiuiicnlul  and hitfliui' branches of thorough Knglish education: Jlusiness co.ir.ie- bookkeeping, htcnog-  tajJhV-isid typewiiling. Science course -music;  vocal and instruincnlul, drawing, etc. 1'1,-ii. art  and needlework, etc.  For tonus ami partieulai". applj to the Si.sler  Superior.  Will open her  Kindergarten and  primary hchool in  THK KN'tiUSU  OHUnC'H school  room on the 2nd of January, 1800. For terms and  all particular,,- apply to , _.HSS PALMER,  At residence of Mrs. J. R. Robertson, Baker  Street West.  iss flume:  Booi( 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 done pn short notice  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST BRAND OF EGGS  Full   stocks   carried   at   Nelson   and  Rossland.   Mail orders solicited.  ROYAr SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar Mfg. Co.  NKf-SO.., MUTIBII CO_.UMl.I_--.  The Nelson Saw aqd Plarjiqg Mills, Limited  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension Lumber, Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling,. Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Rand-sawing, Rraefcets, Newel Posts,  Turned Yeranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing, elsewhere  1.  Ollice iiml Mills corner flat! and Front Stieets, Nelhon.  BURNS BLOCK  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON, B. C,  Coffeo roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee'of beat quality a8  follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound......9  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Fine Santos, 4 pounds  1 00  Santos-Blond, 3 pounds....  1 00  Our Special Blond, 6 pounds  1 00  Onr.Kio Koabt, 8 pounds.  1 00  __. trial order noIicito-1.   Salesroom 2 doora east  of Oddfellows block, Wehl Baker street.  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly attended to try ��  fiit.t-o.Mj*'*. wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds ot repalr-  intr and enRtom work from ont-dde poiotn.  Shop:   Hall 1st., fcotwcm Baker and Vcmoi��  WOOD FOR SALE  GOOD, DRY FIR WOOD  -AN* LKNGTHS  Leave oidors al Old C'uiioHity Xliop, on Jo*f.r-  lihiuo stioet. 4J. II. BICillAM,  A. R. BARROW, A.M.LCE.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  TELEPHONE NO. 95  F. O. Box  bridgi  The best value for the money in the maiket  for all purposes.  TU---.-S CAS!l      W. P. Tikrnev, General Agent  Telephone H7.    Office with C. D. J. Christie.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees |g  -M-ododendrons, liObes, Fancy Kvergreens  MftKtiolns, Bulbs, new crop I__a\vn GiUhs aecrt for  prc-icnt or hprinjf plnnting. Largest and most  complete stock in Western Canada, .'all and  make j our selections or send for catalogue, Address ut nuiiscry grounds and grcenl-Out-ii.  M. J. HKNHV.  30OG Wesliuinster I toad, Vancouver, li. C. THI. TRIBUNE.  NELSON B. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY J. 1900  BANK OF IHTfiEiL  CAPITAL, all paid up..$12,C0O.0O0  KHST ;..     6.000,000  Lord Strathrona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. l.rummond Vice-President  E. S. Clouston  .General Manager  NKLSON* BRANCH  North.vest  Corner Baker and Stanloy Streets  Branches in London (Knglnnd) Nkw Your.,  Ciuo.uit), and all tlio principal cities in Canada.  Buy und sell Sloilinj,' Kxclmiigo and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any purl of tlio world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, ,l.lc.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, NT. W. T.  Ward Bros.  . REAL ESTATE AND  GENERAL INSURANCE  AGENTS  On  application -we will quote you rates on  Fiic, Life, Accident and Plate Gla-s Insurance  AGENTS FOR J. & X TAYLOR SAVES  SJOOO  FOR SALE  - i  Ill.__--.I-SS AND I.KSID---.T-.--. I'llOI'KltTV  2j by 120 with improvements, south sido  Vuinon street     ._.,.���.,������" ���������_���  SO by 120 corner of Baker and Hall streets.  l>aiticiilarsi_;h'en on application.  24 lots* wit hcollate, rented at?15 per month,  Victoria Street ..$.1-00  2 IoU with ooltnge, rented at?20 per month,  Stanley street     ���.���'������-���-���""���"SrSK  i lots including cornei, 200 foot fronlago ... $1200  For Residential Property jou could not do  bettor than invest in Fulrviow, commonly  known as Roguslown, especially now Unit Iho  tramway is completed and in operation.  ' Kor particulars apply to above linn, West  Baker SI root. Nelson.  _-  SHERW  REALIESTATEj  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of British  Colurabi x building.  es  GENERAL BROKER  P. O, Box -__...  Phones; Office 117, House 112  TO LET  ;i and j-room houses   1 Oil 9ALK.  li roDin hsuse. Stanley street  ,V)f��ol lot ���   ,.0 foot let ;������������  .S12...0 and ��17.50  .SHOO  .   _���..(_  boo  On account of Iho rush have run on) of llioio  dc-irablu iiiiaHjio"- policies. Another larfje lot  exfe-ted .Saturday,   Call or phono.  Saving's Bank Branch  CI.HUKNT HATH OK INTKIM-ST 1'AII).'  LIFE   ON   A   BOER   FARM,  A.s no one travels .my distance on  foot in South Africa (���������ays a  writer  in   the  Nottingham ' Express) yon  mu_t   picture   yourself   as   riding  down a dusty road without boundary or definition beyondthc marks  of wheel rat.0, through an open and  unhedged country, without boundary wall or limit, so far as. the eye  can  reach.   Faraway on the horizon may  be seen the purple-brown  outlines of distant hills against the  sky, with  tlieir  flat  tops, and  occasional pyramid-shaped hills.   The  whole plain  before*you  appears to  be   an  unpeopled   desert, -without  signs   of  human   habitation.    The  atmosphere   is marvellously clear,  and experience has told  the rider,  that  the  mountains that  look   so  close at hand must be 20 or 25 miles  distant.    Out there on the plain by  a stony   hillock, there   appears to-  be a little  growth  of dark green  bushes,  and perhaps  a  glistening,  as   of   a     small   .pool     of   water.  As a rule such is  the  first glimpse  of a Boer farm.,   It is  still  four or  live miles off, although.it does;not  appear to be more  than a mile  in  tho clear morning atmosphere of "au  African day. ' Cantering down the  gentle   declivity   one   notices   the  dark green bushes begin  to  separate, and the forms of  these appeal-,  and     presently    a    thatched-roof  building,    surrounded    with    flat-  roofed outhouses, opens  into sight.  Two or three beehive-shaped structures  and   some  rough 'stone-wall  enclosures now become visible.  The  patch of vegetation  fir.-st observed  is' seen  to  be  enclosed by.a dry  stone wall five'feet high. - A* few-  poplar trees seem to separate" from'  the'muss of green,  and  as one approaches still closer a-canvas-coA*-  ered wagon and  a  long lumbering  vehicle, with four large wheels and  an   enormous' pole,  may   be   seen  close beside the  road, and near the  house.  A strange looking erection that  resemble-.- a gallows moio than  anything clse'cutches the eye, causing an Englishman to wonder if  this be put up as a warning, of the  fate, awaiting   him.      Surely   the  Dutchman cannot be so complete in  his domestic economy  as  to keep  his  own gallows!      Yet   it   looks  strangely similar.  There is a strong  iron hook in the centre of the crossbeam, nnd a large stone immediately beneath, on Avhich  the victim  might be made to stand before the  final   suspension.      For   such purposes, however, this  strange scaffold   has  not  been  erected.    It is  only   the   "briepaal,"   or   braying  poles, an absolutely 'necessary adjunct to  every  Boer farm.    Even  now  the,farmer  may. be seen approaching, it  accompanied by two  Kafir or   Hottentot  boys, who a're  dragging after them  loose  heavy-  looking  carpets.     Having already  been   introduced   to   our   host,   a  shake of the hand, and "Good morning,  uncle,"   suffice    on   this   occasion : whilst  we  watch the proceedings and fathom  the mystery  of the erection.  The   heavy-looking   carpets   are  two.bullock hides, which havo-beeu  soaking.in the dam  all night.   All  the hair is  still  on theni, they are  limp and elastic.    The boys (every  colored servant, of any age, is called  a boy)  trim  off   the legs  and the  thinner .portions of the hide at tiie  belly part until it assumes a rough  oval form.    Our Boer farmer then,  comfortably seated on   the heavy  block of stone  (pipe  in  mouth, of  course),   commences .with, a sharp  knife to cut the oval skin into one  long and  continuous ribbon, about  au inch in width, one boy drawing  away the  cut  rheim  or  raw hide  band, whilst  the other continually  turns the hide  round and round to  meet his"-master's  knife.    The hide  thus, decreases in  size,  whilst the  heap of raw hide ribbon becomes  higher  ��� and    higher.      Thus    the  whole     hide     is     cut     up  one long  band  an. inch   wide  about   70   yards   in   length,  next hide is similarly treated,  the   ends   of   botli   are    carefully  knotted together with the diamond  knot, which holds  the tighter  the  more it is pulled.     The  whole   MO  yards   of- raw vhide  strip .is  then  stretched out, and pulled by a boy  at "either  end,- and  looped   up  to  about   a   three yards length  loose end being firmly attached to  the neigh boring strands.    The hide  thus  looped nowreseiubles a  huge  hank,   as  of. knitting  wool  when  l_.eld._oit the two hands of a  person  ready for the housewife to wind up  into a ball for knitting.     One  end"  of   this   hank  is  passed ,over  the  large iron  hook  on  the  top crossbeam of the scaffold-like erection,  whilst the other end is attached by  means  of  raw  hide  ropes   to  the  heavy stone beneath..    The stone is  then    turned , round   and   round,  twisting tho hank of raw hide until  the strain becomes so great that it  can go no further, when' it is let go,  and away spins the stone, gradually  getting closer to the ground till it begins to wind up in theoppositc direction. The boys then wind it up again,  into  and  The  and  and again let it go, and; this .process  keeps on fdr several hbuijs. ���' After  this process* of ''braying,";*:the rawhide rope is j eventually^ cuiTiip into  si.ita.ble lengths, and. ,^l_eni greased  with muttbn fat fbi'ins:; tHe.;lBullock  rheim, or rawliicle rppei'J. wliibh is  the Dutchman's sheeti anc-K6i%- cable,  and attachment in the'ma^y difficulties of his isolated^exis't*Shce.  Accompanied by'one^Boei^ friend,  we find  that   the -beetiivei-lpoking  structu res  noticed- .from afar   a re  the   huts   of   hisr biaek   servants.  There may be seen tHe. black wives  and children of the farm servants���  perhaps "slaves" is a more correct  description.   The flittle black children,   potbellied   and  erect,   with  beady eyes and cannonball-shaped  heads,, with scanty g.row.th of curly  black wool hair' aii I inch [long*, tiro  totally   devoid    of    clothing,   and  scamper back into the  black.inter-  iors of the huts when   the Boer approaches.     The mothers,  scantily  clad with  a  rough petticoat  only,  naked     to     the    waist,    and   devoid of shoes and stockings, maybe  engaged in the few .domestic duties  of a black  man's  hut.    The  more  able-bodied  women   are   engaged,  under the control of "auntie"  (the  housewife"), in aud about the house,  doing   all   the   laborious  women's  work  that a  Dutchwoman  leaves  such "black scum" to perforin.  The stone Avail enclosures are  seen to be the cattle and sheep  kraals,, into which, the herds and  flocks aire driven every night, for  the double purpose of counting,  night and morning, and securing  the manure, which is'a\valuable  marketable commodity.' When  the accumulation, of manure  has reached a . depth of  eighteen inches or two . feet  within the boundary of these kraal  walls, after a wet day it is care:  fully cut into bricks three or four  inches thick, and stacked around on  the kraal walls to dry like peat. It  is then, perhaps, taken away for  forty miles to the nearest township, and sold for fuel. One can  imagine tluit the sheep's wool soon  becomes brown and dirty, but such  is the drying power of the African  sun that though it drys. up'", and  hardens the floor of the kraal into  a solid.mas, no decomposition takes  place, nor, indeed, is it ever as filthy  as are . the majority of English  farmyards.  CHICAGO'S  INCOME   WANING.  W:  t-RS (?)  Well, ratiieiv We received an entire car,  (1300) of chairs last Tuesday, containing  fancy diners (in suits or otherwise), fancy'  rockers in. cobbler. seat or wood, cheaper  .dining chairs finished in golden oak and  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining  room or kitchen. There are a few office tilt-  ers in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs^ either in design, quantity or price.  ���  tt  m  New Yoik Sun,  Chicago, Avith less .than  one-half  the population  of New York,  ex-  the    pends in'a year, approximately, for  .municipal expenses $20,000,000, the  item'of interest on "the  city debt,  'which is less than $17,000,000, being  a small one, and the direct  contribution of Chicago to the state administration of Illinois at  Springfield being, likewise, a modest one.  Chicago'is just now in tho throes of  some "forced financiering" to make  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Boys and  girls -wanted  to strip  tobacco at  Ivooicn.iy Oii?ar Comp.mj'-. factory,  .V. cents pur il.iy and alt over Hint they can eiirli.  A FULL LINE OF   Front" Doors "  Inside' Doors .  Screen Doors  .  Windows  ���  *���   Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel. Ppsts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and  Dressed Lumber  f of all kinds. _ .  Here's Bargains  NjEN'S SUITS  WHAT VOU WAST IS NOP IN" STOCK  \vj; wit.i. makk it i'*oit vou  CALL AND GJfiT PRICES.  U  aywara  8TK____TS, NHI-SON-  oatractors and Builders  HAM, AN'D TASK STK-JiiTS, NKT-SOV  WILL DO WELL TO  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large stock o�� first-class dry material on  hand, also a full line of aash,-doors, Inouldlnge,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard i  Foot of Hendryx street, Nelaon  Ta'ephone, Dl  Jofyn Rae, Agent  We have about _.. .'mit. of (?ocd soiviecablo  tweeds, odds and one*, of our $10and S12->uir_3, {ill  hi/.o-s me in llioiol.' Tuke jour choice for ��"._.>.  '   liojr's-Milts vwirm and nice, extra good for little price,  UndcMvefli at sj_cci.il low price*-*.  HnrKiiin- in "lion's and boy's caps, socks and  ties-.   Qiiiilitj food -prices low.  Raker Sticet, RRflWAI S. fifl  Opposite Queen's Hotel.   "       DnUni-I �� l��U.  CUT PRICES IS THE  OUDKIt Ul'' TIIK DAT  And I want to be in IU " I have just received  Fall .samples of SuiLings and Ovorcoatinsrs, reprc-  sontinK a 950,000 stock to choose fi-om nsade to  your order at prices nover before heard of in Nel-  (,on. All the latest fads in Fancy VostlnRs for  Full and winter. '    -  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specially.  Lowest prices.   Jtoouls 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  Fine Tailoring  ei.._ANI_\vG  A.VI>  riKI'AIItl.VO  YOUR OWN GOODS JIADK VP  ��� OLD CLOTH 1-3 3IADK (iOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Oppobite Clarke Hotel.   lUERCIIANT TAILOR  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN  Clothes deaiicl and tftiaianlccd. Al��o  -_.iiimno.\ sweeping on shoilest notice.  Uidoi-h left at Palace Jiakery, next lo  Kojal Hotel, -SUnley street.  J.   MOFFETT,    Proprietor.  !     COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  Hard Coal  Anthracite  TI'L-.-i'I-OM-  33  $9.65jg��f,liNcst  DELIVERED  $6.15  0. W. West & Co.  W. Starmer Sn\ith & Co*  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  O-llee Ward Street Opposite Opera Hoime  spite   its * -increase^  in wealth,; enlargement of Business arid alleged  increase   iii   population,   Chicago's'  revenue from licenses was less last  year than the year before, though  there has been no corresponding reduction in the rates charged.  ;*  What is regarded by some Chicago riieii as an unaccountable decline in the public license revenue  is under the''''heading-' of "boats."  There is a.$25 fee  for steamboats,  $2 for rowboats,'$5 for sailboats,'  and $27 foi* junkbriats.    Assuming  that there was but one steamboat,  one rowboat, one sailboat and one  junkboat in the city a strict enforcement of the law. would  bring  $59.: As it was the city got $11.  Ten:years ago the city derived $H00  revenue from boat licenses.  SMALL SHOES tor utUo c??ap9  STRONG SHOES tOTStuTdyhoya  STYLISH SHOES tor tholr fathers  DAINTY SHOES f-litUe^sIMl8S0S  ELEGANT-SHOES  They, are made, in such a way, .from stock, mat mere is no excuse for anytt  We have a larger stock than you usually see and lower prices for the  ��� for their mothers  We stand back of our Shoes  from stock, that there is no excuse for anything but satisfaction  than you usually see and lower prices for the'same quality  ���      ; than"you over run aeross   ' ���  .    Shoes to fit all feet, in styles to suit, ovory.fancy, at prices mowed down to a minimum.  Neeland's Sfeoe Einpopirt  : ������:���"'��������� ���������' BAEKR STREET. NELSON        .  Handling Our Little Army.  Toronto .Star.  As a people, We have reason to be  proud of the way in which the militia department handled the big job  ;imposed upon it in enrolling, mobilizing, equipping:aud transporting  Canadian Volunteers to South Africa. The whole thing has passed  off so smoothly that nothing but  praise has been bestowed upon "the  ' much-worried and hard-worked  branch of"the government that had  this new and most trying work to  .' perform.  It was both a new and a big duty.  To gather troops for home service  would    have    been   comparatively  easy, for the department necessarily always had in contemplation the  possibility that such a service might  some day be required of it. But  that two or three contingents, of all  arms, should be got together, and  sent off to service in Africa, tvas  not contemplated either by previous heads of the militia department, or by commanding officers.  Yet this work has-been so smoothly done that even the irritation  that is generally thought unavoidable, when big things are put  through in haste, has hero been  lacking.  It may bo proper to add that the  opponents of tho government have  been fair enough to refrain from  fault-finding in regard to this matter. Unless this is an oversight on  their part, which they will hasten  to catch up with  tion isdrawn to  docs them credit,  at a critical time  from even their  habits.    It shows  now that atten-  it, their attitude  for it shows that  they can abstain  most confirmed  also how well a  very difficult work was done.  AMERICAN  AND. .  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  CENTS  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  A.  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and  Josephine streets, wholesale-grocers and  jobbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  niackinaws and miners'sundries.' ' ���   .' ���*:  TTOOTEXAY SUPPLY COMPANY, Lilll-  J-^- TED���Vernon street, Nelson, wholosalo  grocers.       _^__^  TOHX CHOLDITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  **    son, wholesale grocers. ���  �� COAL.  GROWS  NEST PASS  COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charles  Stllurbe. Agent. Baker street. Nelson.   HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner .Baker and Josephine  ���. streets, Nolson, wholesale dealers in hardware and  mining  Powder Co.  supplies.    Agentsfor Giant  In consequence of a quantity of inferior coal, oil being sold in the  city, purchaser's are requested to see' that all base's, and titis are  marked either Standard Oil Company or Imperial Oil Company. -  ___________ C. W. WEST & CO., Agents.  W. F. DICKSON  B, H. H. AFPLBWHAITB  J. MoPHBB  Kooter]ay Electric Supply & Construction Go.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Oomplete Electric Hqulpments for Electric Power TransmieBlon and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Anzmnclators. Etc.  P. O. Box 806. Joeeuhlne Street. Nelson, B, O.  ROOMS LIGHTKI. BY ELECTRICITY  AND HKATKD BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ��1  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and  , ed with Hot Air. ,  Heat-  its imt-Hcipal revenues meet the required disbursements, and it has  been ascertained, according to tho  report of tho city collectors, that  there has been a heavy falling olT"  of the city's receipts from licenses,  averaging 1;> per cent iu over  twenty classes.  Discovered at a time when the  city ib confronted by a deficit in ils  general fund, the shortage of license  receipts is an occasion for surprise.  Chicago collects license fees from'  peddlers, owners of vehicles, plumbers, butchers, brewers and theatre  managers, as well as from auctioneers, bakers, boatmen, druggists,  keepers of table d'hote restaurants,  -gunpowder -stores -and���hospitals;  from hackmen, junk dealers, produce vendors, rimers, public scales,'  soap factories, street cars, wagons  and workshops. The diminution in  the revenues from thcse/$300,OOQ in  1890, has been $10,000,' the largest  item of Jailing off being in the case  of the plumbers, although the municipal reformers of Chicago, a loss  numerous class than iu New York,  discern no humorous significance to  this; neither do they offer any explanation of the fact that tho number of licensed express wagons in  the city has decreased 700 compared  with a year ago, notwithstanding  the fact that all retail as well as-  wholesale business has iu Chicago,  as elsewhere, been largely increasing.  Although twenty items of license  revenue in Chicago have decreased during the year, other  items of license revenue have  either remained stationary or  grown larger and the statement of the number of those shows  the extent to which municipal license is" carried on in , Chicago.  That city received last year $82,000  from the license on cigai ettes, $25,-  000 from milk peddlers, .$25,000  from "brokers, $10,000 from secondhand clothing dealers, $19,000 from  paAvnbrokers and $19,000 from milk  dealers iu stores. 'The largest separate item of license receipts in  Chicago is, of course, the one derived from saloons of which, there  are no dearth. The revenue from  this source last year Avas $3,127,000,  a trifling increase over the year before, but the other licenses named  fell off in the aggregate, so thafcde-  Corporation of the City' of Nelson  TENDERS   WANTED.  Sepai-ile-icaled tcniiPi-s will horeri-'ivp-l Vi}-the  nmyni' mid cil j council of XcKon up till noon on  -irondxy, Kebrtmry ,ith. 1'Klfl.  (I) Kor iiiHC,ulii��ii/.i>i(r UlflH) lineal fcuf.moic oi  J-S., of riiker *,! rcpt. N'cKoii, Rnli--.li ('uliiinlii.i,  tho corporation supply inj-r the cm Uint'.  (2J for ���lUppl.iii'tf the i urbtiiif.  ���specilli'.ilioii--. ,ind <oiidilion*> oftonclciiiignnd  cantrncf may bo sccil on application at the ofhco  nf tliecily-ui-gineer, uiiv hall, .Josephine stioct.  jNVKqii,  Large comfortable bedrooms and   first-class  dj-iing-x-oom. Samplo rooms for commercial men.  T AWKEXCE   HARD WARE   rCOMPANT���:  ���*LJ   Buker St.,  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers  In  hard warn and mininK supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplie.��.  _.   VANCOUVER' HARDWARE COJrPANY,  I-IM-TED��� Baker street, Nelson, wholesalo  dealers in hardware and uiihing supplies, plum-  bers Bind'tinsmiths' supplies.  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., r.lMITKD.-Corncr Vernon  and Cedar streets,..Nelson,"manufacturers  of and wholcsaledealers in iBi'ated waters and  fruit syrups. Solo agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water. ���        ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES..  F. TEETZKL & CO.-Corner Baker Tand  Josephine streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in Lasiayera supplies. Agents "for Denver  .'Fire Clay Co. of Denver. Colorado.  w.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Josephino streets. NcNon, whole-sale  dealer-? in liquors, cljrars n-nd dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Bicwip(_ Co. of Milwaukee mid Cal-  gftry Browing Co. of Calgary.   COMMISSION MERCHANTS., "  HJ. KVANS &  CO.-Baker stiect,  ���    wholesale    dealers* in    liquors,  RATES $2 PER DAY  IV|rs. E. C. CiarKe, Prop.  7. vii! or -run HOVAI- jn  IV|adden House  7.vii. or -run itovAf. _iOTi:r��� e_u..-A..v  JUkcr and Ward  Street-s, JS'cNon  Xolson,  . _-           --     ._. ,    cigar-*,  cement, firo brick and fire clay, water pipe and  bloc! rails, ami general coin.'ni.'-.'.ioii merchant.,.  Each tender must boac<-Oiup.iniud bj  (.(Munkciieqk oreerl;licite oidepn^il.  inacopt-  . ~, in.ulu p,iy-  ble to the Corporation of llie Cily of VoKon,  equal to __i per i cut of Iho amouiil of tho lender.  ,i-.n -(.cmitj for Iho tiiltliliiienl of Iho oimti.u'l.  which Mull be foifoited if tho party dcUiniN t(i  ���puter into (.oulr.iof -.ilien cillrd upon lo dc<-.ij. <n  if ho fail*, (oioniiilclr the woik in, to supply tin;  m.itcn.i! emitrocted for. Tho checks of ihc nn-  ���.ii'-cu^lul tender*, will be iciurned lo Uiem .iiion  Ihe exci nfion of tlio conduct.  The Jojvest or_.ini   tendur ���iiol���ncco��.-��irIIi-  .icccpiecl.  .!. iv. STIfAClfAX, CU\ Olcik.  Nel-on. II. ("., .January _!��l It, I'dHl.  Corporation, of the City of Nelsoq  TENDERS   WANTED.  Separate sealed tender-* will be U'eoived bj the  inaynriuid i.l(y lonncil "f NcKon iiii till noon on  -Monday. Pebni.ir.v l_.'lh, IIKjo. for m.ilerlit! for tho  ��� on-itnsclion of a Hlmif al the foot of Will si reel,  at Nelson. Jiritl---.li Ooluinbi.i.  (I) For Mjiinred timber and pl,ihkf. appioMiiin-  ting Iflo.dfKi feel liouid measiiri-',     i  til Vol Nile*., iip|iiii\linivtiiig JL'.'-fKllineal feci.      I, The best -glii1  (lit I or bulla, dnit lioltf, .unl ����"lu>r*. '  -.pccllli'iitlmin nnd'cniiilltloiiK of leiidi'i'iiig and  cnnliact. may be -soun on niipliiMifi-jii at tlit- ollice  of Ihe ell} engineoi, city liall, .lo-epliino stti-ct'.  Nulion.   *  Kuch "tender must be accompanied by mi  accepted bank check or fcrlillMtlc iifdipo-.il.  nutdu payable !o the Corpora'hip of the f|ty of  NcNon, equal io 3.1 per cent of tlio amouiit of" the  tender, a**, ft-.rcilril v fur Iho due fnltllliiiejit of the  cOiiliMct, v.hlch wlnill bo forfuilcd if the parly de-  cllnes to enter into fonlmcl wliun called upuu lo  do-,0, or If he fails' to Mipply tho nwlerial con  traded foi. The check., of the unsiu cc-fiil ieii-  doi- will be leturncd to I hem upon the c\-*_ct!tion  of tho ion 11 act.  Tho lowc-it or any lender not ncccs-arily ,to-  coptcd.  J. Iv. HTRACH.VN, Vil\ Cleik.  .Vel-on, !i. (\. .Ijiniiary.lltli, lim.  Tho only hotel In Nelson  that* has remained  tinder ono management Hince 1890,  The bed-raomB aro woll furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar 3s always stocked by tlio hest domoe-  tlo and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS JMADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C* HOTEL   ebie.  B. C.  First-class in every respect. Choicest wines,  liquor-, and cigars. Every comfort for transient  and resident gues-Ls,  HEADQUARTERS FOR_-UNION_MEN.--  * JOSEPH CAMIW-U.. Piopriclor,  A. Big�� Schooner  OF BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  AI.WA VS  FHI-i-H  /0c  .-I.WAYS  ryoi.  Corporation of the City of Nelson  TENDERS   WANTED.  Sealed lenders will be icccn'cd by the mayor  and eitj cyumil t,f Nelson, up till noon on Monday, fobni.iiy l'Jth, JflfjO, for tlio ( onslrtiction of a  ���wharf at the foot of Hall sticet. at Nelson, Brit-  ii.li Columhla, the corporation supplying nil  material.  lliawings, specillcttioMs and comlilions of tendering and contract inii.v be hcen on application  at tlio oflicc of the city engineer, citj hall. .Josephine street. Nelson.  Kach tender must be accompanied by nil accepted bank chetk oi certllicato of deposit, made  pajable to the Corporation of t he City of Xcit-on,  equal to il percent of the amount of the tender,  .is,- security for Ihe duo fiilllllment of tho contract, which shall be forfeited If the paitj declines to enter inlo contract ..hen <ailed upon to  do f.o, or if ho fail*, to complete (he|viork contracted for. The chock1, of (he un*Jiiccossfu] tender*--.' will be returned to them upon the cveculion  of Ihc contract.  The lowc-t or anj tender not iterc-u-tarily accepted.  J. IC. STR.U ir.\.V, Cily Hoik,  Nelson. It. C.,.l..iiu.tr} ���.".Plh, limo.  'of  nil-:  Corn-sr Silica and  SUnloy StreetJi.  x-er lo bo had In NcI*-on Kat  CI.-JJ) UQTKh  LI OURRAN, Prop.  HALCVON.WATBR  is r<fO lExPtSRUvmaiVT.  The    medicinal    values   of    irALCYON  U'ATKK  has  been proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon street , Thorpe _S_r Go,  B. REISTERER & CO.  nitcn'ints A.S*1> IIOrTI.KBS OK  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  .   FLOUR AND FEED.  BI-ACKM.VN & JCKIt MILLING COMPANY  IjTD.���Front stieet. Nelson, wholesale dealers in flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and j.Tain.  MUIh at Edmonton, Victoria, and New W'ost-  minsfcr. .   .   CIGARS. .   ���  KOOTKNAY   CIGAR   MANUFACTUHINO"  CO.���Corner Baker and Hall street... Nel-  fcon, inanuf.icluiom of "Royal Seal" ai.d "KooUs  nay llellu" brand-? of cigar*. _   <   OILS.'  Tlakor  in paints, oil-**..  Lai-gcot. ht/Otek in  PAINTS   AND  NKLSON'  If.U-I-VVAIU.   COMPANY-  Sti cot���Wholesale  dealers  and   brushes  Jvootenay.  of ali  kinds.  p:  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS  &   CO.-Baker   street,   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage. ' ,  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDKR COMPANY���Baker  itreet Neb-on, m.imifjictui ers' of djnamifo,  spoiling, stumping and black blasting powders**-,  wholesale dealers in caps and fu.sti. and electric  blzibliiig apparatus,   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PRODUCE   COMPANY-Vernon  street, Nelson, v, holc.s.ile dealers in provisions, product), and .fruits, ^Agents for_Switt &-���  Co. "bacon and bams.   T Y. GRIFFIN ��- CO.-Corner Vernon and  "J ��� Josephine streots, Nelson, whole*��alo dealers  in tirnvi-.iOiis. cured incal_s, butter and eggs.   FR. STKWART& CO.���Wurchonsch onC. P.  �� R. track, foot of Stanley htreet. Nelson,  wholesalo dealers in provisions, ptoduee 'and  fruit*; Oo-d t.toragc. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and othor products.   MANITOBA PROPUCK ANJ) COMMISSION  CO.,Ltd. ��� _\*elM.ri   branch.   Hall   street.  Wholesale dcftlora in butt or. eggs and ci.ee-io. ���*  SASH AND DO0HS.  NELSON" 8.VW AN11 PLANING MILT/S  LIMITED-Corner Front aud Hall Blreetn.  Nelson, manufacturerB of and wholesale dealers  iu sash and doowaliklnds of factory work ismdo  to order.  WTNES AND CIGARsT*       ~~  CALIFORNIA W1NB COMPANY, ' I-I-vH-  TKI.-Corner Front and Hall sUt-oUt, Nol-  hou, wholesale dealers In wines (caso und bulk)  and domestic andimported cigars.  . i���     ^    *_ '    '   *- '"   ���"��_������' _ -T  ARCHITECTS.  EWART  & CAHRIK--Architects.   Room�� 7  and H Aborflunn hlr-nk. H>vkerRtr-(<o��*_. Kol=nr.  I^rompL and regular  delivery to the trade  Brewen* at Mc!s��n  NOTICE.  I have this day at II o'clock impom dcd_  One bAy mure, one whi!<> hind fo"-t, --far in  forehead, aibfiut eight venr- old.  One bay hor-e. while star in fniclnc.ul, luinL  hoof bad];- spill, about ten j'(Mirs old.  t J wner-fnt.iy rcle. ,M; the Mime 1>> pa\ fi g_; clwii'ges.  K. MfGHKCOR, Cil* PoiU'd Kwi��-'r.  .Nelson, -ilunuiiry '.*i'>t h, I'KW.  LODGE  MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OV PYTHIAS- Nelson I-Odge, No,.  25, Knights of Pythias, moeU in I. O. O. >\  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets, every  Tuesday evening al 8 o'clock.    Visiting Knights  cordially invit��� to attend.  T. LILLIK. CO.      R.Q.J OV. K. of R. & S.  NELSON LODGB. NO. SB, A. V. & A. M.  * Moots second Wednesday in each month.-.  S-t-Oorninif brethren invited.  NliLSON L. O. L.. Ko, l(i&2, meets in I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay .street.-.,  1st and 3rd   Friday of each  month.   Visiting  brelhern cordially invited.  II. RoiMN'i'o.v, -Vv-.M. W. CRAWi otsn, Rcc-Sec.  NELSON Ailllt:, Number 22, Fraternal Older  of Eagle*?, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday ineach month  in  Fraternity Hal).  Visiting brethren welcome.  W. Gosvi:i,i_. Prosidonl.  Cn iki.i.*-. l'liiissi.ti, Secretary  KLSON MINKI-8', UNION NO. IB, W.  V. ot  M.~Meets in miner-.' union loom-', north-  cast corner Victoria ami Knotetu} -.HTCt-. uverj  Saturday e\ ciiint; at 8 o'clock.   Vi*.iting inetii*  bers welcome.   ,    ,      _ .  ,, ,_      ,,  Jamks WiUfi.a, Soc'y.   C'li \r��. A. MclC-V, Pros.  TIIBrotriilnr mot"tinf!-of thoCarppiilers' Union  are held on Wulno-day e\einn(? uf caeh  week, a( 7 oclock, in Ihe Miners' Union hall cor-  nor Victoria and IContontiy streets.  R. ROBINSON, President.  JAJIKS CU_LI_1NC, Secretary.  ~x%wr"r__?________  2S��__ THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. .0., THURSDAY FEBRUARY I, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  BaV.cr Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Go.  Fall and Winter  Boots and Shoes in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  Dont fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers ar\d Overshoes  Buy Maltese and get the best  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  To the People of the Kootenays  A NEW YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Karri Cabinet Grand Pianos  The best in Canada  ^ouvintf Maohinoc   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OBWmg l!}cH_.F|ir|t;b   Domestic and the standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  MINING DISPUTES IN COURT  Suit Over Verbal Agreement.  Prospectors and citizens interested in the mining industry aro  awaiting with considerable interest  the outcome of the action of Sloan  vs. Connelly, wliich involves an  important point". The plaintiff  claims an interest iu the Black  Prince and Dundas No. 2 properties at Slocan City by way of verbal agreement. Section 130 of the  Mineral Act provides that no free  miner shall have an interest in a  claim staked! by another free miner  unless the fact is shown in writing.  In this case ihe plaintiff claims a  part performance of the agreement  and argues that this should be accepted in lieu of writings as would  be the case tinder the statute of  frauds. The point involved is  entirely new. Bowes k "Wragge  are for plaintiff, and Galliher k  Wilson for defendant.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  watch   repairing and jewelry manufacturing  we  have  in-  our staff and   are  prepared "to make up  chains, lockets,  for  Creased  'and rings at home without sending away, for them,  I .have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.  Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  | Great Discount Safe at A, Ferland's ��  _*. Jim iHtfjusl.lulumcd from Iho Kiistuin iiiarkcl,**., ..here 1 have been piircluih- Af& ,  '-*&'      ins. SprliiK Ktiods winch ure now m transit, Io Xal-on nnd lo make room Jor tlio fBF  _<$__      i.iiiio, <tvu uill for thciifxl. ten d.ajsdo.iwiiy willi lliu orilinarj jn'oHliiml sell j;oo<1h sfigt  �����ftp '.  :il_ I'l prr coiiLiult-ificc on (lie wliolenaloco-Jl, tills 10 pur conl burnt; jti->l mrtlcioiit to M9f  __\   *  fioif-lit,charges    TIijh is'.m oppoi tnriily not ofU'ii picscnlul to tliu public    lftiie ��___  ���*����     -n.ro a tow *-<iniple pi icei*.: '���F  Dress Goods  m  Brcss Goodi, 1 CRiilnr ]ii ko (i_*c, s.ili' juice ..     .    .  lliuss (.'ou'.s, n.'j;id,ii piicc .?!. sale piice    l)io*~s t.oods, lUKid.u P'ice S1..V1. biiUni'icc   ���        .    .  .  I-I.usi. t'li'iion. icftulai pnco Si.rA), s,ilc piice    ._  ..  lllactv Cropon. ic��;iilai'pnea SJ, &a!u piii.e    ,  lliack i'ciuulcso'n'. Hilk) roirul.U' prim si..it), sale pure  lil.iuk Kntii). iCKulai ]iiIro$l._U, halu price      .    .  1'iinlH. ruKuliii* puce IUc, wile pnea .        ...  Ladies'.Sillv Uloufe-. ipkm1.ii' pi ice So. wilepiioe    .    ...  K.uuy Ou!uif; Huntiul ic};iil.tr price 12 1 -e, _��le pr.ee  Ladles'KlCLlrif-Seal Coats at     ....  A feis' I-uliet' Jackets and C'upcn a(  Men's Furnishing-s  Oiey Jilnnkclo legul.ir jnit e ?l. wile pure  "Men's l^ccl rfii 11T1 cjf11111 r pi ice 3j0, -..ilu puce-  _Nlt3n'-�� S-eiKC -Suits, secular price $Ii, salo price .  lien's 0\ eu'iiats, lobular prke SI-. silo prlco  Aieiin L'IsU'ih, icK'ii'H price-?, sale pi ice   40,1   00c   $1.00  .    . $17.5  .   .     fci.i.  .?! (KI-   $100  .    _ ..  .7c  .. .s:i:��)  ,    ,   . -      Oc  S.i'i  Less than cost  S_! 7.".  -���?(! ��.-  ST.-'O  $7.*>0  *,*..'io  Boots and Shoes  r..]dn>f- I-oiiKoia Billion I tool.-..  ljulicM'Doiiitolu LiK't'd Hoots,  J.ndie'4'Ala.-.l.a (Ji'ei-sliocs ...  ,  Cull and t?c��t IWKmtM  Kllsot Murk, JJlki'i' btioct. Nelson  ?I.3.i  ���*���? :a  . 7"��;  A, FERLAND   ��  P. Burns & Go.  Head Officii-: at  NELSON, B.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets nt Nelson, Hoshhuid, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Revelaloke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  The Blundell-Muir Dispute.  Preliminary steps have beeu taken  in the ease of Blunclell vs. C. A. Muir,  which involves an extremely nice  point and one wliich will be of great  interest to mining men. Dick Blunclell located a claim between the  Athabasca and California properties, whiclf lie named the Speculator. He did not do the second  year's work on the claim, so the defendant A. C. Muir did the assessment and, when the year was up,  re&taked the property and named  it the Daphne. Blunclell recorded  the work done by Muir, and now  seeks to have the location of the  Daphne declared invalid. Galliher  <fc Wilson are for defendant and  Bowes k "Wragge for plaintiff.    '  A Lapsed Miner's Certificate.  Among the cases which will prob-,  ably come before the supreme court  on   the   13th   instant   is   that   of  Grutehfield vs. Harbottle.    The de-,  fendant is the recorded owner of  the May   Day   claim  near Salmo,  formerly   owned   by   one Beadles  who recorded it on May 1st,  1897.  Beadles   allowed  his   free  miner's  certificate to  lapse  in  July,  1897,  but prior to that had, the defence  claim, conveyed the  claim  to Harbottle,   who,   however,    fiiiled   to  record the transfer until April 28th,  189S.     The  plaintiff learned that  Beadles' license had lapsed, located  the Equalizer claim on top  of- the  May  Day on  October  30th,  1897,  and did the assessment work.    The  action is now  taken  to  determine  who owns the claim, and the point  involved is quite new.     Galliher &  Wilson are for plaintiff and Taylor  <fc Ilanningtou for defendant.  ' Moyie's Bifl. Concentrator.  According to_present_indications  the coming season promises to be  an exceptionally lively one for  Moyie.' Managor Charles Biosei  now gives out the information that  tho Sfc. Eugene concentrator will be  .enlarged so as to have a capacity of  between 350 and 100 tons per day.  The lumber i-ind machinery have  been ordered, and active work will  begin probably within two or three  weeks' time. It. K. Neil of Spokane,  the designer of the present mill,  was' here this week in company  with J. B. Hastings, of the Center  Star Mining.Company-of Rossland.  They made an examination of the  various workiugs of the mine, and  also tho concentrator, Mr. Cole  will nob have charge- of- enlarging  the mill, as was at first intended,  and he is now in New Mexico.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETA_L  FiSH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��   ��#   TRAVES,   Manager  OKDKRS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  We Gall Attention  To the New Grocery  Josephine.!��i<i Silica SfrcefB,  j��M>Giiite MctJiGdbit- fUiureh  I'l'-psli Ontario Ciuumorj Hon.la-  ion C-Tciimerv and Cooking Hut-  ter. Kic.li Kkks. Home Made  MJi-C.iikjuI. A vuriuly of Canned Qoods. Biul oxcrjU-injs' usu-  nily l.epl in ti tfiocer) ���.toic. Wo  want join- trade. Goods delivered prdmptl).  Inland Revenue Collections.  F. W. Swannell, deputy collector,  reports the collections of the inland  revenue department for the month  of January at $4i)41.70. This sum  is made up as follows :  Spirit.   9,WW��S<>  Mult     - ,    'KMSl  Tob-icuo _ ,,.   078 "..  Uuw loaf lobacuo. ....    .     M 10  Cigars   rm.'so  Ijiocni-*-)         25 00  $4.1*41 111  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Application  will  be made today  for an order for discovery iu the ac  tion of Kaslo & Slocan Railway vs,  Alexander.  An examination of defendant for  discovery in the action of Jones vs,  Davenport takes place today before  registrar Simpkins. The suit is to  recover $700, the amount of a foreign judgment.  The case of D. C. McGregor vs,  George Alexander was recently  tried at Kaslo, and tho jury re  turned a verdict for plaintiff for  $2S7 extras on a building erected  for defendant. A motion will be  made before judge Forin this morn  ing that judgment be entered  according to tho verdict. C. W.  McAnn of Kaslo appears for plaintiff and A. Wheuller of Kaslo for  defendant.  llebdeu ��fc Hebden have added a  storehouse to the rear of their premises on Baker street.  One of tho Hudson's Bay Company's horses took a notion to run  away yesterday, but the animal's  dash was nipped in the bud.  Tom Henderson, C. P. 11. dispatcher, leaves today on his vacation which he will spend at Langley,  where Mrs. Henderson is now visiting relatives. Relieving dispatcher  Lewis will officiate 'during his absence.    . :  An unusual accident happened at  West Robson on Tuesday. A  switch engine was shunting cars  near the docks aud had let go of a  string of five cars at considerable  speed. An error was made in  throwing the switch, and the cars  rushed out ou the slip. A heavy  grade leads to the end of the  wharf aud three of the cars shot  into the Columbia river at a point  where the water is '20 feet deep.  Peterson of Kaslo* and Macgregor  of Nelson, the two men in the provincial jail . awaiting trial ou  charges of larceny will come before  judge Forin this morning. It is believed that both men will elect to  be tried by his honor.  James Macgregor was arraigned  before magistrate Crease yesterday  morning charged with stealing $04  from Hyde '& Titsworth's safe on  Tuesday. The' prisoner was sent  up for trial.  J. Follinsbco, barrister of Strath-  roy, secured cer ti fieri, tfo of improvements yesterday oh the Free  Gold and Waverley claims.  No new, development has transpired in regard to' the building  operations at the C. P. R. dockyard.  The lumber for the new tug has  been ordered at the Coast, and until  it arrives there will be no special  activity in the shipbuilding line.  The steamer Nelson, which has  been in dryclock for a couple of  weeks, will probably leave the shipyard today. She'has undergone  extensive repairs to her boilers.  Captain Troup returned yesterday from Vancouver where he was  in consultation with general bup-  eriutendeut Marpole. The captain  is busy receiving the congratulations  of friends, on his accession to the  district superintendency.  Certificates of improvements  wei'o issued yesterday to J. Me-  Latchie, W. G. Robinson and Solo-  _mon,Johns, all of Nelson, in-respeot-  to the Elk, Trumpet, Gerald, BeJle-  rophen, Florence G., Willie, Royal  Arthur and Invincible mineral  claims.  The Kootenay Cigar Company is  advertising in this issue for boys  ancl girls to strip tobacco. They  find it difficult to keep-their cigar  makers busy with the present staff  of strippers.  Cecil Ward, Q. C, will open a  legal office in the -Madden * block  shortly. The firm will be known as  Davis & Ward.    -'  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  _4  N1.I.SON  KASI.O  SANDON  RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS  Of the City for January.  During the month of January the  receipts at the city office totalled  close on to $8000. The disbursements footed up over $10,000, all of  which, except interest on debentures, was expended last year. The  water aud light rates are hardly up  to the average of what they should  be each mouth, but if the average  of January is maintained the receipts from this source for the year  will be $31,504.08. If the cost of  maintaining the two systems for  January is an average, the cost for  the year will be $5731.50. The  difference ($25,832.52) is Oh percent on the money invested, after  making provision for interest and  sinking fund charges.  RECEIPTS.  WE HAVE STOVES  But while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  would  draw  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea an- Cofl'ee ]��otn, (several designs) Enamelled Handle Dippers. Pudding Di-ilies, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can gut them is nl  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  T^e Leading Grocers  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  3 152 ,V  Ileal estate taxes           :��s os  Electric light rates   o.        1_10 21  Tjicoiises   .  .   ..    4-2!L�� SO  Police couit lines   .      ..       123 23  Sower rates          S3'21  Miscellaneous                     2SK (KI  J-)urlal permits   ..  .    .       * 1 (JO  Supplies sold         ..  .    .      13 no             32 Wl  Total    S7HS2H3  DISBURSEMENTS  Interest on dcbentuics   ...    $ 27.V) 00  Sundries           ...       &. ftj  ...      114 20  Police department   ...        14 Si)  Health department        .            .   .   .      Ww 41  Legal expenses        ....      274 2.1  Miscellaneous          302 71  Printing and stationery .  .  ....       (10 10  Public buildings and grounds ...  ...      212 21!  (!27 85       2338 12  Electric light maintenance  Waterworks const ruction   ..   .      :��7 68  .'iSU on  Sidewalk*)      .    .      378 00  City scales '. ��� r   .    .  2 50  Supplies   ...         !) 2.1  Total   .    ��� ��10,148 10  MEN ANXIOUS FOR SERVICE  In the Transvaal.  In view of the  report  that men  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick &; "Wilson  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Invited to England.  Ottawa, January ..I. ��� Mrs.  Joseph Chamberlain has cabled to  Mrs. Victor Williams of Winnipeg,  whose husband is major of the  squadron of the 1st battalion of  Mounted Rifles, to go to England  and stay with her while her husband is in South. Africa. Major  Williams' sister is married to a  brother of Mr. Josepli Chamberlttih.  - Rev. JR. Frew, 'pastor of St.  Paul's church, was made the recipient of a handsome reclining chair  yesterday by tho members of his  bible elasK.  The Presbytery of Kootenay  met here yesterday, Rev. R. Frew,  the moderator, presiding. A call  was presented from the l-euently  organized congregation at Cran-  brook to Rev. Air. Fortune of Al-  vinstou, Ontario. The call was  sustained and will be forwarded to  the Presbytery of Sarnia, in which  Mr. Fortune is located. It is understood he will accept the invitation. The stipend will be $1000 per  annum and a free manse.  will be enlisted for lord Strathcona's Horse in Nelson it will be of  interest to citizens to know that  the list of volunteers to date includes the following names: J.  Pitehford, W. Scott, miners; R.  Routh, late sergeant N. W. M. P.;  J. II. Holden, wheelwright, who de-  desires to enlist as au artisan; A. S.  Brown, ex-sergeant Manitoba Dragoons; A. -F. Rankine,  ex-sergeant  Halifax' Gairison Artillery; A. W.  Mackenzie, J. Congdon, late N. W.  M. P.; B. 11. C. Johns, G. II. Cooke,  W. Cooke, A. 11. Macdonald, late  sergeant Queen's Own Rifies; A.  Logan,���C. Cottrell,���W. -Pym, A.  Cole, late N. W. 21. P.; W. McDonald, Hall; W. ,M. Robinson, Res-  laud, late First" Cheshire Volunteers; C. Allen, Rossland; A. It.  Burns, Kaslo, late Saskatchewan  Mounted Rifles;,A. Bishop, K___>lo;  K R. Prayer, Sandon; W. B. Dodds,  harnessmaker, Silverton; II. Kitchener, wheelwright, Slocan City;  S. A. Kelly, late corporal N.W.M.P.,  G, J. Fader, C. II. White and J.  Williams, Nelson Rifles. The list  will doubtless be increased largely  during the next few days.  Reliable  Monsoon  Is like all oup goods  Monsoon Tea is always the same  Fop sale by  ll\Q Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successor-, to M. T)ChJlris.i>' & Co., Staple and Fnncy Grocer? i_AK.__. STJ-ERT, NELSON'  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY FART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irving ~& Co  Roberts Wants His Salary.  Washington, January 31.���E. II.  Roberts of Utah, who was recently  excluded from membership in the  house, has made a formal demand  on the sergeanfc-at-arms of the  house for his salary and mileage,  amounting in all to about $2000.  The sergeant-at-arms declined to  accept service of tfe'e papers.  Suing for'the Dower.  Toronto, January 31,���Mrs. Jane  Eves, widow of James Eves, sued  Miss Eva Booth, commissioner of  the Salvation Army, and was  granted right of dower in properties  which had been bequeathed to the  army by her husband. The properties consisted of real estatein Charles  street and Yonge street valued at  $12,000. The divisional court reversed the judgment and Mrs. Eves  has taken" the case to the court of  appeal. The divisional court held  that iu 1S08 Mrs. Eves had barred  her dower. But Mrs. Eve's counsel,  in lier writ of appeal, contends that  she had no right to make such a  covenant.  What Law Costs Toronto.  Toronto, January 31.���The city  law department's estimates call for  $30,500, as compared with an expenditure of $27,313.73 last year.  The department has a surplus of  $2,380.27, while $780 has been improperly charged against the department. Last year the department dewed about $38,0 from eosts.  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR TffE CELEBRATED  B & K  The Best that Money earn Buy,   Take no Other  Oats  Manufactured by tlio Hnieknuiii-Ker Milling--/to. Kid.  Victoria,.Vancouver, Westtninslflr, Kdmonton,Nelson.  TENTS AND AWNINGS  Now isthe time to order your tents and awnings  for the spring. Any size tent or awning made.  The only factory between Winnipeg and the Coast.  224-228 Baker Street, flolsort-.  TO YOUtt LOT LINE  WE DO IT     SEE US  GAS PITTING* OUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OP ALL KINDS  Opera House Block, NeNon  STRACHAN BROS.  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPEIXG -UJIMiS  WJBIBAKBE SiRBBTi HIOSON ' FTOSIM SttVBB KlHa HOIlil.

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