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 DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  ���EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:   SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 3,  1900.  PRICE- FIVE  GENTS.  CHANCE FOR THE FLOPPERS  To Join Their Forces.  Victoria, February 2.���[Special  to tlio Tribune.]���The generals of  the opposition, having signally  failed iu tlieir attempts to dislodge  the Seinlin government, captain  Irving lias put them on a more  promising tack, lie gives notice of  a motion condemning the practice  of speaker Forster attending the  government party's "caucuses. If  this is brought to a vote in full  house, it will probably be carried as  Prentice lias strongly expressed  himself against Forster's conduct in  this   respect,   and    the   opposition  column, under colonel Boyd, commandant at Belmont establishment,  made a permanent advance to the  post of .Richmond, 12 miles west of  Belmont, and a company of Canadians, with a mounted force, will  be left to garrison tho post from  which an advance can be made to  clear out tho rebels from the district."        _  SICNS OF ANOTHER^ BATTLE  and    the  could command the full vote of the  dissenters, totalling nineteen* votes  against   eighteen   for  the  govern-,  ment.  The Times tonight discusses the  possibility of an early defeat of the  government in view of the Prentice  incident yesterday, and insists that  in such an event no strong ministry  could be formed without a dissolution.  Kellie's bill, limiting to six inches  the length of hair to be worn by  meii employed in mines, got its first  leading today. All the members  on the government side voted for  it, and four of the opposition.  SECOND HARTNEY PAYMENT  Made by Rochester Men.   '  Nkw    Di_NVi'.i-,    February    2.���  [Special.to Tho  Tiibune.]���Yesterday   the second   payment  on  the  bond of the Hartney  group, Silver  mountain, was paid tit the Bank of  Montreal.    It was 10 per  cent  and  amounted to $i_000, the bond being  for S30000.    Rochester, New  York,  capital is  at  the  back  of  the development proceeding on the Hartney.   There is an excellent showing  of ore now exposed.    A  first payment of five per'cent was made  on  January 1st, but the third does not  ���?*"*-  ' fall due for some time.     Tlio original owners  are   residents   of the'  town.    The payroll of  the  mine is  upwards of $1000 a month, in addition to  the   money   expended for  supplies.    A  shipment  of ore will  l.e   made   as   soon  as   it   can   be  brought down the hill.  AVednesday night the Bosun discharged its small force of men aud  the mine is now closed down tight.  .Manager Saudi ford stated this week  that the property was in fine shape,  and that the directors of the company had left it with him to close  down the mine and take a trip to  England, there to remain till the  labor trouble was ended.  Last night's masquerade ball,  given by the local Miners' Union in  the Bosun hall, was an unqualified  success in every particular. Visitors were present from every town  in the camp. The floor was crowded  with gaily-attired masqueraders,  who thoroughly enjoyed the fun  .themselves and .afforded .amuse-  __ment__to _the_ large ciowd_of .spectators. .   -  A large quantity of supplies is  being sent up the hill to the Marion  from local merchants. ��� Pete An-  grignoh has the packing contract.  * Development on the Neglected is  proceeding nicely,' with the ore  chute still in evidence. It is hoped  soon to break into'a big chamber of  mineral.-  Andy Tanks, an old-timer in this  section, returned ^ to town this  week from Ontario and brought his  bride with him. They are residing  iu tho McKoehnie cottage, -Eighth  street.  Along the Tugela.  Loxnox, February 3.���Heliograms  Hashed from Ladysmith three days  ago says tho Boer investment lines  then were thinning, and that the  beseigcrs were moving in force toward the.Tugela, indicating that a  collision .was expected there. This  intelligence bears out other signs  that general Buller proposed a  fresh attack. The war ollice continues to reveal nothing of what  has happened in Natal.  Lord Kitchener has been travelling from army to army in northern  Cape Colony, and general French,  by   instructions,  is  now   in   Cape  Town, consulting with lord Roberts.  Large engineering constructions are  proceeding  at   Modeler  river,  suggesting that lord   Methuen's  fortified -cam]) has been selected  as  the  base from which to invade the Free  State.   Numerous sidings, platforms  and warehouses are being built and  the railway bridge is well advanced.  German   strategists   assert that  the   topography   of   the    country  would  make invasion  easier from  Kimberley and tlio  district  northward, than from  tho more  rugged  region of Sterkstroom or Colesburg,  therefore they infer that  the combined British forces will overwhelm  the   Boers  at . MagcrsfoiTtein, and  first relieve Kiinberly as an incident  of the invasion.  "General Buller's retreat," says  the Cape Town correspondent of  the Standard, "has resulted in a recurrence of treasonable talk here.  The bitter feeling of the Dutch  against the British has- possibly  suggested the opportuneness of an  organized attack on sir Alfred MHz,  ner by the- 'ministerialist .press,  which has published au article, believed to have been written'by Mr.  Merriman, secretary - of the Cape  treasury, demanding sir Alfred Milner'.--, recall. The coming congress  of the Afrikander Bund is expected  to consider a resolution expressing  disapproval of the policy which led  up to the -war, and urging peace on  fair terms.  It is learned that the war oi.ice  intends to increase the regular army  by fifteen battalions of infantry,  adding these to the existing regiments.  The cost of the war to the end of  the fiscal year, March 31st, is estimated at* ��30,0003000. The house  of commons has already granted  ��10,000,000, and the Times says the  other ��20,000,000 will be asked for.  Loxnox;, February 3.���The correspondent of the Times at Lorenzo  Marquez, telegraphing yesterday,  says; "Crowds of military-looking  _meii_a_re stilHanding here. _During  the past two days more than a bundled, described as suspicious, have  arrived on German steamers. These  include a number of smart men,  evidently officers, but most of them  aro penniless adventurers. This  morning some twenty of the better  sort left for Pretoria. Many of  them wore riding boots and carried  field glasses.   They were assidously  PRIOR WILL RECRUIT MEN  In Nelson for South Africa.  Recruiting for. lord Strathcona's  horse will be conducted in, Nelson  by lieutenant-colonel Prior of Victoria, who was until recently district officer commanding in British  Columbia, and who has been officiating in a similar capacity in  Toronto since lieutenant-colonel Otter left for South Africa. Colonel  Prior .will be accompanied by an  officer   who   has been   purchasing  new  contingent,  accompany   the  mounts   for   the  and   who    is   to  Strathcontv horse to the front  as  transport officer.  The Ti-im/NE saw a letter from  colonel Prior to a local volunteer in  which he said: "Just leaving on  steamer. As recruiting stations  are to.be opened at Nelson, etc.,  you will have every possible chance  to enlist." This might not mean  that colonel Prior was coming  to Nelson in person were an  assurance not given from a private  source that such was the case.  Several gentlemen who had inside  information on the point fully expected the colonel to arrive in Nelson last night, and the arrival of  the 10:10 train was awaited with  eagerness, but he was not aboard.  They look for him without fail today.  The degree of enthusiasm manifested in this district over the  formation of the Strathcoua horse  promises to exceed that which was  stirred up in connection with the  first contingent. The list of names  published recently in The Tribune  is only a suggestion of the number  of applications which will be-made.  A gentleman who came down from  Slocan City yesterday states that  there are twenty-five men there  who are anxious to enlist, and  similar information conies to hand  from every town in the Kootenay  and Boundary.  It is generally understood that  the physical test will be more  searching, if possible, than for  ,either of the previous contingents.  Volunteers will be required'"to give-  evidence of their horsemanship  also, but on this point it may be  said that the examination will probably be similar in nature to that  required of the yeomanry in England. The test of these consists of  turning a horse into a corral with a  rope about its neck, handing a bridle and saddle to tho volunteer and  telling him to use thorn. The recruiting officer judges of the man's  capacity by the manner iu which  he proceeds to the task.  cision not to" eufore martial   law  throughout the colony."  Durban, ^Wednesday, January  31.���The.kosiutaK'sliip Maine has  arrived here. -TTje ."German bark  Marie, captured early in January  with a load of sulphur by the British cruisor Fearless, has been formally released. ....  RUSSIA STIRS UPJROUBLE  But Germany is Suspicious.  i- , ���      -. --��� ���,        ��� ���! *  BERj_p?,? February  2.���The  German gove-rhniehtv has information  that Vessolitzky,*" the   pan-Slavist  agitator, now hi London, is supply-,  ing the press associations and the  continental paperS with matter designed to embitter the relations of  Fugland and Gerilriany, and weaken  the Dreibund.   . Vessolitzky is regarded here as a mere agent of the  Russian government.     The Hamburger correspondent, in aii article  evidently inspired, shows him up,  and explains hqwv he was  expelled  from Germany. The Vissische  Zei-  tuug and other Liberal papers point  out that the extreme anti-British  papers in Germariy are merely following in his tracks.    The Vissische  Zeitung which depreciates tho way  certain .'German   journals- have of  treating   Engfand,,, as    the   archenemy of civilization, says : "When  Germany and  Great Britain have  been   rendered ' stifficiehtly  hostile  by this  sort-  of" thing, the scenes  will  be, suddenly shifted.     Russia  will compromise"*all her difficulties  with  Great Britain and  offer  her  hand for an an ti. German  alliance,  and   the    restoration   of    Alsace-  Lorraine."  The Militaire Wochenblatt,. the  organ of the general staff, review,  ing sir Redvers Buller's la.st movement, pronounces'it an extraordinarily risky undertaking, only to be  justified by the urgency of the situation. The writer says general  Buller should have reckoned with  the fact, already repeatedly demonstrated'in the Boer war; that with  modern weapons even long drawn  outlines p�� d^eiic^a^e^^^eedirigly;,  strong   when , an   enemy skilfully  takes advantage of topography as���  the Boers have done. ���   ���  IRISHMEN BECIN TO TALK  On the Liberal Amendment.  London, February 2.���During the  course of the day's proceedings,'  John MacNeil, an anti-Parnellite,  enlivened the session by asking  questions regarding the Irish'militia.'  Among other things he asked why  the Irish militia men were sent  away from Ireland, to which William Johnston, Conservative member for South Belfast, promptly interjected, "Because they are rebels!"  This caused Mr. Dillon, Irish Nationalist, to exclaim, "Irish rebels are  good enough for you to fight behind"  in the'Transvaal!" TirnothyH,ealey,  Nationalist member for North  Louth, joined in, asking, "Why does.  Sanderson (meaning Edward J.  Sanderson, Conservative member  for North Armagh, and son of the  Orange leader, colonel Sanderson,)  not go to the front ?"  The debate on the amendment to  the address in reply to the speech,  from the throne was then resumedv,  After James Byryce, Liberal member for the south division of Aberdeen, had severely censured the  government for "provoking an unjust war," George J. Goschen, first  lord of the admiralty, declared that  the cabinet assumed full responsibility, and he proceeded to refute  the charges of provocation. At this  juncture the Irish members showed  a disposition to disturb the proceed;  ings; Mi". Redmond inviting Mr.  Goschen to try to talk sense, whereupon the speaker remonstrated and  Mr. Redmond withdrew his expression.  Sir Edward Clarke, member for  Plymouth, who followed Mr. Goschen, suggested that at the end of  the debate the amendment to the  address should be withdrawn, as  the vote might be misunderstood in  the Transvaal and throughout Europe. He said that whatever "difference of opinion there might be  regarding the inevitability of the  produced a good effect, and it is  asserted iu the lobby that pressure  is being brought to bear upon the  leaders of the opposition to secure  the withdrawal of the amendment.  Should this not be attained it is expected that the debate will in any  event end early next week.  WHOLESALE BUSINESS GOOD  CURLERS'   SEASON  OPENS  Rinks Drawn for Competition-  The curling season of 1900 opens  at the rink tonight, when the first  match in the President vs. Viee-  Presideut competition will take  place, weather permitting. A couple of rinks of enthusiasts played a  few ends on Thursday night, but  the ice was slow, and play was suspended for last night. The prospects are that. the ice will be in  good shape tonight. The stake in  the present competition is the usual  banquet at the expense of the losing rinks. President Buchanan has  offered a trophy and medals to the  rink scoring the highest number of  points during the competition, and  J. R. Robertson also donates a  handsome pair of curling stones, to  be awarded after the series is concluded. Following is the drawing  in the President vs. Vice-President,  competition  MUST CRUSH THE BOERS  *' .    Mining Deals in Greenwood.  .'GiU-KNWOon, February 2.���Local  mining operatorsiiave taken a bond  on the Dayton in Camp McKinney,  for' $51,000. Today' the first cash  payment was made. The Dayton  is a recent discovery and has a remarkably big ledge of oxidized  quart.! .showing free gold, with  values running up into thousands.  Jay P. Graves has taken up ihe  bond on the Grey Eagle, Banner,  Tiptop and Triangle claims, in  Greenwood camp. A strong Montreal company has been formed to  develop the group.  Movement of Canadian Troops.  Vancouver, February 2.���Spec'al  cable to the Montreal Star firm  co.���respondent Smith, dated Tel-  mout, says: "A strong reconnaissance of 500 Canadians and Australians left for Tredear district a week  ago, and found the enemy iu force  #t Baden Wetton, Reit river.   This  attended by a Transvaal detective.  London, February -2.���One of the  Highlanders writes from the front:  "The kilt proved to be too conspicuous, and the sporran offered a  splendid mark for the Boers, so we  have discarded the sporran, dyed  our hose-tops to a dirt color, and  wear a kiiaki apron over the front  of our kilt: also we have a strip of  khaki sowed over the brass buttons  on our khaki jackets."  Not Sufficient Ballots.  Loxnox, February 2.���A peculiar  thing happened in the Kast Middlesex election. Captain Robson, the  Conservative candidate, had a majority of 0.). but there are two polls  in which the deputy returning officer was not given sufficient ballots,  and there is a consequent shortage  of votes there. It is not certain  what course will be taken, or if  anything can be done.  Plague Under Control.  Pout Townsend, February 2.���  The Japanese steamship Nanyo  Maru has arrived from Honolulu  and reports that on January 17th,  the day she sailed, the bubonic  plague was under control.  That Invest Ladysmith.  London, February 3.���Spencer  Wilkinson, who devotes his article  in the Morning Post today to the  principles upon which war should  be conducted, as applicable to South  Africa, says: "The Boers have no  great cities. -Pretoria-and-Bloem-  foutein are not centres of national  life, like Paris and London. ,' To  occupy them, therefore, would have  but little effect, unless" after a defeat of the Boer army. ' The Boer  power is the body of citizens constituting the army. It is, therefore, our iirst business to crush the  biggest army, namely that in the  vicinity of Ladysmith." Though'  there have beep apparently troops  enough 'in South Africa, general  Buller has never had a sufficient  number for this purpose. Until the  strategical idea emerges aud controls the whole opinion, there  can' be no decided turn in the tide."  London, February 3.���The Allan  liner Numidian is due to sail from  Liverpool to Portland today, with  200 passengers. Yesterday she was  unexpectedly inspected by the admiralty with a view of chartering  her.  Lorenzo Marquess, February 2.���  Adclbert S. Hay, the new United  States consul at Pretoria, left hero  this morning on his way to his post.  Vienna, February 2.��� Under the  auspices of the German Nationalists, some 30,000 people met today  to express sympathy with the  Boers.  London, February 3,���-The Cape  Town correspondent of the Times,  telegraphing yesterday, says: "As  a military train was traversing Hex  river today an unknown individual  fired a shotgun and killed a soldier.  The occurrence of this outrage, so  near Cape Town, suggests the advisability of reconsidering the de-  Lookinj? For Chinese ,Coal.  Vancouver^ February 2. ��� A  party of wealthy Philadelphians  left on the Empress today on  an interesting mining -expedition  to China, The members of the party  aro R. IL Parker, F. Sutterle, Sr., F.  Sutterle, Jr., and L. F. Garrison, of  Philadelphia, and Louis Spitzel, a  mining expert of London. They are  going to Jook up some coalfields in Western China,- with the  idea of early development. It is  understood that a rich American  company has an option on some  valuable property, and the object  of the present party'is to look it  over and report as to its value as a  money-making proposition. There  are also some gold deposits that  .are said to.be rich near to the location of the coal-fields, and these too  ate to-be���thoroughly -tested. The  party, will be absent for ��� several  months.      '   "   , Churchill Defends Long.  London, February 3.���Winston  Churchill, in a dispatch .tothe  Morning Post, comes to the defence  of colonel .Long, whose error lost  tiie British the battle of Colenso,  and while admitting that there was  an error of judgment, contends that  there was no error either from rashness or incapacity, He says colonel  Long's internal injuries are very severe. A grave'operation -was,performed on him on January 25th.  The loss of this officer to the artillery forces is, Mr. Churchill thinks,  very serious.  Enderby's Library.  Vancouver,' February 2.--Sir  Arthur Stepnev has presented the  citizens of Enderby and district  with a fine collection, of books,  which will form the neuelus of a  public library for that town. The  books consist of works on practical  science, agriculture, mineralogy,  etc., with a good selection of standard fiction and poetry, and will be  much appreciated by the residents  of Enderby,  Canadian Counterfeiter Arrested,  Baltimore, February 2.��� Antonio Deetjon was arraigned today  on the charge of counterfeiting.  Deetjon is wanted in Canada for  counterfeiting, and when arrested  had in his possession a bogus $5  uote of the Molson's Bank of Montreal.  war, more' mischief, in his judgment, would be occasioned by-stop-  .ping, hostilities than by conducting  them to a successful issue.   -  Colonel Sanderson, Conservative  member for North Armagh,, in  a  lively speech  criticising  the   pro-  Boerism   of the Nationalists, provoked another scene  by declaring  that the Nationalists never attacked  in front, but always from the real'.  This remark was met by an uproar  from the Irish benches,  Mr,  Dillon  complaining that the  Nationalists  had   been    grossly   insulted,   aud  others jeeringly asked colonel Sanderson why he did  not  go  to  the  front.     William Redmond said the  speaker ought to protect Irishmen  from  such  insults,  adding:   "If I  had said anything I should not have  been permitted," the bull evoking  roars  of   laughter.    2Ir.  Redmond  retorted to the laughter :    ''That's  the'way to hoist the Union Jack iu  Pretoria."   John Redmond then appealed to the speaker for,a���decision  as to whether colonel  Sanderson's  remark  was not unparliamentary.  ���The    si-eaker    declined--to���be  drawn, but in quite a  long  speech  for-him, he pointed  out that  such  remarks, used in the freedom of debate by the Nationalists as, well  as  others were parliamentary so long  as  they'did  not  become personal.  He said he believed the members of  the  house  would  give  him credit,  for always  trying to be  impartial,  though in questions of taste he had  no control.  Colonel Saunderj-ou resuming  said:, "I have not meant to insult  anyone, but 'looking back upon the  historical record of the Irish race I  thought myself justified."  - Mr. Balfour, the scene of recrimination continuing, appealed to tin-  house to refrain, and the speaker  succeeded in persuading colonel  Saunderson to withdraw the expression.  As the house was about adjourning, Mr. Balfour read a telegram  received by the queen from the  mayor of Mafeking, dated January  27th, and in the following terms:  "Upon the hundredth day of the  siege Mafeking sends loyal devotion  to her majesty, aud assurances of  its continued resolve to maintain  her majesty's supremacy in this  town."  Gossip in the lobby this evening  seems to indicate that the impression produced last night by Mr.  Wyndham's exposition of the military situation is deepening, and it  is noticeable that the opponents- of  the government are now attacking  their diplomacy rather -clian their  military shortcomings. Sir Edward  Grey Sutton's utterances have also  NUMBKU I.  Fred Irvine  .1. MoKcnzie  .1. Lawrence  A. Carrie.'skip  XU.MUKR 2.  W. A. Macdonald'   "  I-J. Archibald  W. A. Galliher  X. T. Macleod. skip  XL'MUKIt 3.  W. Gnissie  A..Tells  Joe Thompson  John liac, skip  NUMIIICK 4.  S, ]��. Shaw  H. Neelands  J'". Anderson  .1. H. Wallace, skip  NCMItKR X  V.. A. Crease  V. J. Bradley  I)r. Ci. A. li. Hall  skip     P. Lamont, Skip  NU.Mil Kit (i.  0. J. WllnOll  I). Porter  George Steele  kip, ���F. J. Kbx-M.-Il.Aklp  Nl-MrlKK 7.  -KnT.-_.miUi*.  Dr,-Arthur  W. Lillie Robert Weir   -  .1. H. Vo\ II. Goodeve  U.C Hodge, -kip   * - W, W.-_K��-<_r, skip  .VL'MIINK S."  7L W. Pollock Captain Duncan  .1. V. Wish- J. L Ktocks     .     ,  Fred Klliol John Houston  Flunk Hotelier, skip J. li, Robertson, skip  .\ I'M Mill 11.  Charles Ilillyer S'. Caljiphel!  It. L. Cochrane A. is. Gamble  V. Mnrri-oji II. J, l'_vai>s  Dr. Hawkey, skip Jacob Dover, ���  It. Hedley  A. 11. Buchanan  T.Lillie  Judge Forin, skip  C. D. J.'Christie  .1. Vanstone  Tt. S. KinKluirn  II. Whaliey. skip  A. AV. lilancy  .). A. Kirkpatrick  A. 1'orrier  V. Tamblyn, fkip  W. J. WilFOIl  T. J. Sims  J. Al. Lay  F. W. Deters, .skip  Chas Prosser  '8. M. Brydees  J. Campbell    ���  H. K. Cameron,  -T, -tladson  Dr. Armstrong  ��� IL Jlwne  W. Richardson,  -l.ip  PLUMMER JAKES A HAND  A Brush With the Boers.  Lorenzo Mahql'I-Z, February 1.-*���  The following, dated Gaberones,  January 20th, has been received  here: "A Boer scout was captured  yesterday by colonel Plummer's  outposts, and a small party was  scut out to reconuoiter certain hills.  They ascended the wrong kopje,  and blundered upon a Boer, fortress  armed with a Maxim, Fortunately  they-managed- to- escape without  casualties."  A later dispatch from Gaberones,  dated January '20th, says ; '-Colonel  Plummet' had his 12h pounder  trained on the Boer position for  the first time today. The Boers  replied speedily and ' accurately,  but did no damage."        '     - .  _ Scotch Met Each Other. '  ' London, February 2.--One of the  oflieers of the Salvation Army .sent  to .South Africa writes: "1" spent  the whole' of yesterday afternoon  with tiie soldiers at Fort Napier.  The sergeant of'the queen was telling me how the Gordon Highlander.--,  acted at the storming of Dundee.  J not as they wore nearing the Boers  si number of men in the Boer line  held up their guns and yelled : "For  God's sake, don't shoot, lads. We  are Scotch, und haven't fired a shot  at you !' Its appears thoy stayed  too long in the Transvaal, ancl were  commandet'ed and compelled to  fight."   Will   Renew   Present   Arrangements.  London, February 2.���The secretary of state for the colonies.  Mr. Joseph Uhamberlnin, answering  an inquiry in the house of commons  today, regarding the Newfoundland shore problem, said negotiations with France were proceeding  at present. lie added that the imperial government had asked the  colonial government to obtain a renewal of the previous arrangements. The report of the recent  commission, he continued, would  not be presented by him at present.  Record of Friday's Shipments.  Tho wholesalers of Nelson report  an excellent week's business. Shipments have been frequent and extensive, with every prospect of continued activity all along the line.  Trade received a stimulus this week  owing to the fact that many retailers throughout the district forward large orders about the first of  each month. Following were yesterday's shipments:  A. Macdonald k Co., wholesale  grocers.���Ymir, Alamo concentrator, Robson, Creston, Kuskonook,  New Denver, Slocan City, Erie and  Slocan Junction.  Kootenay Supply Company, Limited, wholesale grocers.���-Erie,' Cranbrook, Salmo, Moyie City, Ymir  and Eholt.  John Cholditch k Co., wholesale  grocers.���Eholt, Moyie City, Slocan  City, New Denver, Ymir, Silverton,  Rossland aud Trail.  H. Byers k Co., hardware and  mining supplies.���MoyieCity, Kaslo,  Slocan City, Nakusp, Grand Forks  and Conmplix.  Lawrence Hardware Company,  hardware and mining supplies.���  Ymir, Enterprise, Columbia, Salmo,  Robson, New Denver, Granite Siding, Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and Hall's  Siding.  Vancouver Hard ware Com pan}',  hardware and mining supplies.���  Erie, Columbia and Kaslo.   .  Thorpe & Co., aerated and mineral waters���Robson,  W. F. Teetzel k Co., assayers' supplies���North Star mine, St.: Eugene  and Moyie City. .  Turner, Beeton it Co., liquors and  dry goods.���Robson, Lardo, Salmo,  Five Mile, Kaslo and Fort Steele.  I-J. J. Evans ��fc Co., commission  merchants. ��� Toad Mountain and  Robson. ��� ,  Brackman   k   Ker  Milling Company,  Limited,   flour   and   feed.���  Ymir, Lardo, Deer Park, Trail, Nakusp, Pilot Bay, Erie, Six Mile and   -  Slocan City. , ' *  Kootenay Cigar Company, cigars'.  ���-Midway, _; Rossland,   Kimberley, ���  Moyie and,Pernio,  '    ��� -,     '  * Parsons Produce  Company, produce and  fruits. Slocan City, Trail,  Rossland, Silyerton,' Kaslo, Sandon,  Ymir, Revelstoke, Phocnix,_ Greenwood, Cascade City and Erie.       .  -  .J.   Y.   Griffin   \fc  Co.. provisions,  produce  and   fruits.���Slocan ,City,  New Denver, Pooi man, Trail, Salmo,"  Kaslo, Foi't Steele, Cranbrook, Vmir,  Rossland, Erie,  Moyie City,"Silver-  ton and Grand "Forks.  F. R. Stewart  k Co., provisions, "  produce   and   fruits.���Moyie   City,  Sandon, Kaslo, Pilot Bay, Vmir aiid  Rossland.  Nelson Saw it Planing Mills Limited, sash and doors.���Kaslo, Ontario Powder Company and Grand  Forks.  California Wine Company, Limited, wines and cigars.- Vmir, Salmo, Moyie City, Trout Lake, Kimberley, Columbia, Cranbrook, Pernio and Fort Steele.  "The Liidgate Case Settled.  -Van.'orvisit,,.February 2.- -Bow-,  ser k Godfrey's biif for legal expenses connected with the Dead-  man's inland Ludgate tiiuls, which  was to have been taxed by the  court on February 1th, has been  settled out of court. Mi. Macdon-  nell,. Mr. Ludgate's solicitor, has  given his check for the amount in  full with costs of suit.  Mafeking on Siege Rations,  M A kick in.;. .January 17.���Siege rations of bread and meat have only  now been, enforced., Oats intended  for horse.*- are now ,-^aveii to supply  the troopers if needed.' Tinned milk  and matches are comnmudered.  "Liquor in scarce. Lady Sarah Wilson is pluckily attending the hospital work.  Garibaldi's Generous Offer.  Rom I-:. February 2.���Riecittio  Garibaldi, one of the sons- of the  famous Italian patriot, in consideration of the service rendered by  Kugland lo the cause of Italian  independence, has offered the British government to command a corps  of Italian volunteer.- in South  Africa.   First Crosses of the War.  London, Febtuary 2.���The Gazette indicates this evening that it  is the queen's intention to confer  the Victoria Cross on captains Con-  greve and I iced, lieutenant Roberts  and corporal Nurse for their  attempts to save the guns at the  battle of Colenso. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. G  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 1900  EDITORIAL   NOTES.  This  Miner,  wheu  not   printing  slush about  the  reputed editor  of  The Tribune, uses its space in telling the public what it is, and what  it intends doiug.    It  claims that it  is not receiving due support from  the   merchants ' of   Nelson,-seeing-  that it gives more telegraphic news  than any paper in  Biitish .Columbia.    The merchants of Nelson are  getting just a trifle tired  of beggars.    The people of no other town  in  America  of  the  same  size are  more liberal than the people of Nelson in patronizing newspapeis ; but  they know the difference  between  liberality  and   prodigality.     They  are generous Avith their   patronage,  but not extravagant.    They reason  that Nelson i.s  not large enough to  support two daily newspapers, and  they  give  their patronage to tho  oue that comes nearest voicing their  Aiews   on   questions  that  concern  Nelson's future welfare.  nothing more than a commence  ment has as yet been made. Nel  son has the location, and wholesale  merchants who have enterprise sufficient to make the most of their  advantages. They will not be content until Nelson is the recognized  wholesale center of the whole of  southern Kootenay and Yale.  'Coloni_r_ Baker, who represents  the south riding of East Kootenay  in  the  provincial*- legislative,  is a  man with a remarkably short memory.     In the debate upou Clifford's  amendment, censuring the government for excluding aliens from the  placer   diggings  of   Atlin,   colonel  Baker   came out strong.     He reminded the  house  that  when  the  amendment to the  Placer  Mining  Act was before the legislature he  had opposed it, and had taken  the  position that if it were good policy  to exclude aliens from placer mining  why should not; the same principle  apply  to   quartz; mining  as  well.  Colonel  Baker denounced the Act  under review as a specimen  of the  hasty legislation which characterized the first session of the present  legislature. .*.. What must J. H. Turner   have   thought  at   this .utter-'  ance     of     the     gallant    colonel?  Tho    man    who    was    in    haste  to'   abolish     natural     boundaries  for mining divisions decrying hasty  legislating; it must have been grand.  Then  about  excluding aliens from  quart., mining.    It  is  not  so A'ery  long   ago   since   all   but  three or  four of the members'of the provincial jegi. 1 iture decltu e J for the very  principal   so repugnant  to  colonel  Baker.    It was when colonel Raker  and his cronies made up the goA'ernment of the province.  11 was hasty,  nnd  as ill advised as it could be;  but  what  part did colonel Baker  take?   Will colonel Jiaker  tell the  members of the t legislature avJio it  was, that at the- last minute  prevented colonel  Baker and his  colleagues   from   committing just as  grave a blunder with rospect to the  quart/,    mining    of   Kootenay. as  the - Victoria Colonist, the  present  Victoria   representatives   and   the  Semlin goA'ernment made  with respect to the placer mining  district  of Atlin.   The man  Avho did  so is  not and never has been a member of  the legislature.  -    The steady  growth  that Nelson  ���is-making as-a- wholesale renteris-  made  manifestly the  returns of  the port of  Nelson  for the month  just closed.   January is always an  off month  with* importers,  but by  comparing January,  1900, with the  corresponding month of the previous year, it Avill  be seen just Avhat  progress was  made "by Nelson's infant    Avholesale    trade.      For   the  .month which closed Jast night the  value of the duitable imports was  $._>1,2(S.">, as against $25,4f��8 for January, 189(1,' or  an   increase  of over  one hundred per cent within twelve  months.    This is most encouraging,  but tlio increase  in  the imports of  free goods has  been even greater.  During January, 1900, the value of  the free imports   Avas $13,010, as  against  the   insignificant  total  of  $1948 for January, 1899.    Taken altogether the  total  imports show a  gain for   1900   over  1S90 of over  one hundred aud twenty per cent.  In, 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  may be doubted  if any other port  in the   Dominion  can show   such  highly satisfactory progress.    Encouraging as tho record of the past  ���By its action in deciding ito pay  grand jurors for their services, the  Semlin government has given additional evidence that upon this issue,  tis with many others, it is in touch  with  and  believes  in  meeting the  Avishes of the great majority of the  people of the province.     For years  other provinces have  been   paying  grand jurors for their services, but,  despite requests from all sections of  the     province,     it    was      impossible     to     get    the    old    Davie-  Turner government to move in the  matter.    The people  of Kootenay  tire not now put to the same inconvenience Avith respect to jury duty  as they were formerly.    It is not so  many years since men were brought  from Rossland, Kaslo, New Denver  and other points to serve oil grand  juries in Nelson'. They were allowed  nothing either for their time or travelling expenses.    They protested;  but  their    complaints    were   not  heard.     These   hardships   do   not  now  exist   in   Nelson  or vicinity;  but   it   may   be   that   in    other  sections   of   the   province  are     still      put      to     the  inconvenience.     That  such  justice should have been continued  for so many years  goes  to --.show,  that the common people occupied ti  very small place in the  estimation  of   the   men  who were   entrusted  with the administration of provincial affairs.  sitiohs forthemfat her own expense,  arid^notcall on; the balance of the  ..->-���.  people of the province to care for:  her indigent poor. The medical  health officer (Dr. David La Bau of  Nelson) and the two government,  agents (John Kirkup of Rossland  .and"W. J. Goepel of Nelson), who  constitute the local board of health  of the district iii Avhich all the crossing points are situate, are doing  their- Avhole duty in the present  emergency, and in such a Avay that  meets, with,the approval of the government. But, then, neither of the  three can be classed as a politician.  They do not herald themselves on  every occasion as supporters or opponents of the government. They  consider that as the government  has entrusted them Avith authority  to enforce the laAvs of the province,  that the laws Avill be enforced  strictly and faithfully. And this is  being done, and-being done without  unnecessary, expense.  people  same  an in-  iThas been charged by the organs  of the bucking mine managers that  the membership of the miners'  unions is largely alien. Such assertions may be true. At Rossland  the following named members of  the local miners' union Avere reported on the sick list last Friday,  namely, Allen Cameron, Forrest  1'Yaser, Donald Martin, John Me-  Pherson, C. J. Young, Chris Foley,  and Thomas Morgan. These names  do not sound like' names from.alien  lands. Instead, they sound/ like  those that appear among the casualties'after a South Afiicau battle.  Chief Jarvi.s of the city police  department is giving evidence of  the fact that he is the right man in  the right place. His capture" of the  burglars Avho entered the residence  of Dr. LaBau on Saturday morning  may be regarded l>y some as a piece  of luck, or an accident. It  was neither The 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 beeu entered, he immediately  caused the arrest of Sullivan and  Gannon because he knew that they  belonged UTthe-criminal classT" He  had no direct evidence against them  Avhen they were arrested, but as the  case developed it was shown that  the chief had the right men. The  work which resulted in the capture  of the, burglars was done before the  offence was committed-. The men  had been spotted; when the offence  was committed they Avere jailed on  suspicion. There Avas more hard  .work than good luck in their capture. - ���_  Mil. PkbntI-'I- of Lillooet announces that lie is not a turncoat,  but that he Avill bo*oue when it  suits his convenience. There is one  tiling sure, Mr. Prentice has seen  his last term in the legislative  assembly. IIo has been a failure as  well as a turncoat, and people cannot stomach both.  The papers of Itosslaud are criticising the provincial government  for appointing . non-professional  men as quarantine inspectors at  points on the boundary line. This  contention does not seem to have  any particular merit other than as  a plea to give temporary jobs to  medical men avIio are unable to  build up a paying practice.   If Ross-   ���_...���--     ��� land has any number of such gen -  year has been it is Hafo to say that j tlemen then she should provide po-  The mining district of Kootenay  presents many contrasts. In some  sections of the district the provincial police officers are recruiting  volunteers.'for seryic'6 in South  Africa,from the union miners who  have been thrown out of employment by the refusal of certain mine-  owners to recognize the laws of the  country. Iii other sections mem-;  bers of the same police force are  acting as convoys for importations  of aliens who are being brought into  the district to supplant Canadian  miners, whose offence consisted iii  asking their employers to respect  the laws of the province. It would-  occur to most people that the government which calls'for volunteers  for service iii -'South Africa, from'  .the ranks of union miners should  concede to such miners, fair play in  their own country; but it is not so.  The Semlin government has chosen  to assist union miners to the-battlefields of South Africa, and at the  same time assist alien mine-oAvners  to fill their mines Avith aliens, to  the exclusion of such Canadian  miners as are not required in South  Africa. _^   - Thomas Forster, who a few  years ago worked as a coal miner  at Nanaimo, and Avho is now ��� working a farm along the Fraser, does  not please the Colonist/ and' the  remnant- of the Turnerites, in his  capacity as presiding officer in the  provincial legislature. The objection to Thomas' Forster is * that he  will not allow D. M. Eberts or any  other member of the legislature to  bulldoze him. When they attempt'  it he comes out plainly in good  Anglo-Saxon, and orders the offending member to "sit down," instead of asking the honorable to  kindly take his seat. It may be  that Thomas Forster is not a modern Chesterfield, but this does not  prevent him from being as polite as  D. M. Eberts. It is not on record  that the speaker has been lacking  in   politeness   to   any   avIio   have  showed    the same    courtesy   to  himself. If he is curt Avith  D. M. Eberts, the ex-attorney-  generai Avill probably find that the  reason lies in -himself. Two years  ago the electors AvithdreAV the privilege enabled D. M. Eberts to  be rude to ,every member of the  legislature whom, he did not like,  as H. D. Helmcken will probably  attest. Speaker Forster will no  doubt become more parliamentary  as he becomes accustomed to his  job, but until he does it would become men like Eberts to hold their-  peace. The interests of the province Avill not suffer so much- from  speakers Avho blurt out" Sit down!"  when they mean it, as from political hacks whose sole aim is to obstruct the business of the session.  ^ctoss-examinatibhj-that he was himself armed, when secretary Hagler  aiulawfully.; assembled; and it was  also hinted that he used uncomplimentary language to the secretary of tiie miners'union���but then  manager Haiidwas not being tried.  ��� -���-       - -^���;���.���������  r An .prror appeared i n The Trib-  UNE's comment upon the recent  Wi nil i peg election. 11 was s tated  ;tliat R. W. Jiimesbn was returned to  'represent Winnipeg in the Liberal  interest at the general. election,  whereas he AA'as returned at a by-  election following the last general  election.  The " Kootenaian of Kaslo continues to nurse its .wrath against  the Seinlin government, and at the  same time fashions idols out of  mehibers of the opposition for its  readers' worship. In its last issue  it refers to Mr. Booth, the ex-  speaker, as "one of the best men in  the house," and then slugs the  venerable legislator Avith an alleged  confession, that "he A-oted for the  eight-hour law, but did not know  what he was doing." This is an  unkind slap at the men whom the  Kootenaian two years ago sought  to 'entrust' with the management  of provincial affairs.  During the debate' upon the address in  the  provincial legislature  several opponents  of  the  government made the* assertion: that, the  eiglit-hourlaAV had killed the Slo-  caiyaod one of   them singled out  the city of-Kaslo and made the announcement that Kaslo . was dead.  Tiie words, were no sooner out of  the offending 'member's mouth than  Robert Green,  who  represents the  ^Slocan, challenged   the statement.  Wheiv.it  came  his  turn to; speak,  the  Slocan   representative Utterly  disproved  the  statement that the  eight-hour law had killed either the  SlOcanor Kaslo.   The denial entered  by Robert Green should be applauded by every, resident of Kaslo who  takes the slightest pride in his city.  No greater injury could be done to  the merchants and people of Kaslo  than to proclaim through the province that their city is dead.   It  is strange that from Kaslo,-above  all places, there should be any exception taken to Mr. Green's statement.    But from  Kaslo it  comes.  Kaslo   has a -paper which is controlled by nieu Avho haA'e persistently   opposed   Robert' Green   in  everything. .   Rather  than  miss a  chance to throw a stone at "Bob"  Green they Avould proclaim to  the  province that Kaslo Avas dead  and  that its merchants Avere bankrupt.  The people of Kaslo must be proud  of a paper which Agents its spleen in  such a manner.  Secretary Hauler of the Sandon Miners' Union has been, committed to stand trial upon a charge  of unlawful assembly. It Avas conclusively proven that Hagler assembled, and that manager Hand of the  Payne mine also assembled. Aside  from this the evidence was Aveak.  It was brought out that Hagler  used uncomplimentary language to  manager Hand, and he Avas, therefore, committed to stand his trial  upon a charge of unlawful assembly.  Manager Hand admitted, during his  The aliens /whom manager Hand  of the Payne mine is bringing into  British Columbia are peculiar in  their methods. The Dominion government's commissioner reports  that they are not brought into the  country either under contract  or promise _of _ work, _yet__they_  come in bundles of thirty or forty.  They travel on special steamers and  special trains, and are billed  straight throught for the Payne  mine, with, provincial constables  furnished in order that they may  not lose their way. The members  of the . miners' union think the  aliens are induced to coine to the  Payne by promises of employment  1���buttheymustbe mistaken because  commissioner' Olute says they are  not.   Whatever else may be said with  respect to compulsory arbitration,'  it must be conceded that it saves  the community from wasteful conflicts between capital and labor.  Such   conflicts   always result dis-  ployees.insisted.upon, thej exercise  of tliis-. right and av strike ensued.  The result was*?a strike? which has  lasted for about a year. The. company held its ���annual meeting  last' week" when' it came out  just : what. the * company's fight  was costing its shareholders.  Tiie gross revenue; for the,year 1899  was $59,947.58, as ag:diust $113,-  811.75 for the previous. year. The  operating expenses for last year  were $(56,872.10, an increase of more  than $1200 over the (Operating expenses in 1898. The cost of running  the road last year Avas thus $692S.54  more than the gross receipts. But  this sum does not represent the  total loss on the year's business.  The interest on tho capital imrested  is not reckoned in the operating expenses. This strike has been permitted to last for close upon a year,  because there was no machinery for  bringing the contending parties together. The company has suffered,  its employees have suffered, aiid  the! community has suffered because there was no means of affording relief.    As to the merits Of vaccination  as   a   preventative ..for   smallpox,  there is not much question.   A recent royal commission's report sets  out that out of 1000 given cases,  but 61 were patents who had beeu  Vaccinated; and of these  61 all recovered from the'disease.    Of the  whole  number,  677  were patients;  who confessedly had riot been vaccinated ; of whoin 383 died.    These  figures  speak for themselves.    The  medical; reports,  dealing  with the  epdemics iii Sheffield, Leicester and -  Gloucester  in England are  to the  same   effect.     Of   those  attacked  Avith the disease in ��� Sheffield 7.8 per  cent were persons  who  had been  vaccinated,. while 67.6 per cent were  persons who were known as unvac-  cinated.   In Leicester, the percentage of vaccinated  persons attacked  by the disease Avas  2.5, and  those,  known to be unvacciiiated 35.3 per  cent.     In   Gloucester   the   figures  Avere   S.8  per   cent  of  vaccinated  persons, as  against 46.3  per   eent  unvaecinated/     There    arc those  Avho say that there is  no merit in  vaccination, but the preponderance  of evidence  is admittedly against  the contention, both Avith  respect  to liability of attack, aud tiie sever-  ity of the disease in event of attack.  There is no need for alarm in Nelson, but there is necessity for preventative measures.  The Kamloops board of trade has  made a move AA'ith a- view to hav-  ing Kamloops named as the place  forlthe summer encampment of the  several companies of the Rocky  Mountain Rifles, If it" were not  that it Avould be too much like'  making the mountain go to Mahomet, .Kamloops should succeed  for its enterprise if nothing else.  It has not yet been settled that  there Avill be a summer encampment, but in the event of such a  co_urse_beiug_deeided_upon, the militia department Avill doubtless see  to it that some more central point  than Kamloops is selected.  astrously to ooth parties, but in  addition to them other interests  which are' not consulted in the  matter in dispute are made to suffer  equally. The city of London the  other day presented a very fair idea  of the waste Avhich goes on iu the  fight over what, for lack of a better  definition, is ' called a. fight over  principle. For a year the London  street railway has been waging a  war Avith its employees. The company does not believe iu the right  of its employees to organize for  their  own   protection.     The  era-  , The comment of the Kamloops  Sentinel upon the reported schemes  for* a coalition of the contending  parties in   the   provincial   legislature, is of interest in so far as It  evidences the aims of those Avho  were desirous   of   bringing   about  the   coalitions referred to.   From  what has leaked   out   it appears  that two interests were desirous of  effecting a coalition.   The most active Avas the  Dunsmuir   interest.  This interest was apparently Avilling    to ��� accept    any   compromise  with the government party which  would   shut   out finance minister  Cotton, and at the same  time  not  necessitate a general election.    The  second scheme is generally referred  to as the Canadian Pacific coalition.  The promoters of this effort were  prepared to accept-the finance minister, but they Avere to have H. D.  Helmcken   as   attorney-general in  the   place   of    the    present    incumbent.     In     neither     of    the  schemes Avere the electors to be consulted, although the radical change  was proposed of substituting a government for the peoplo for a government  for corporation interest.  The people of the province have  reason to congratulate themselves  that the schemes did fall through.  When the present goA'ernment finds  that it is unable to transact the  business of the proA'ince it should  ask for a dissolution. It met the  house Avith a working majority,  pledged to carry out certain reforms; Its-Avork has not yet been  completed. If a trio of Hoppers  has rendered it impossible for the  members of the government to complete the Avork they were elected to  do, the electors Avill furnish the  remedy at the poll.  It is reported that the management of the Enterprise mine AA'ill  attempt to secure an injunction restraining the members of the Silverton  Miners' Union  from  interfering   Avith   the    cheap    laborers  whom the company   is   importing  fi;om the  Coast.    The  only  interference   Avhich   the   union  miners  have  practiced  has  been  what is  commonly known as moral suasion.  In  many cases this is of no effect  Avhatever, but it is the only Aveapon  which wage-earners are permitted  to use in  dissuading  imported laborers  from taking  places   which  they haA'e A'acated in  consequence  of labor  troubles.    It is not A'ery  often that   such   excellent observance of the law in  this respect is  shown by locked-out employees as  has been shown by the miners of  the Slocan.     They, were. likeAvise  fortunate in that many of the men  ���'whom they approached AA'ere sus-  ceptable   to. moral suasion.    This,  however,    does     not    please   the  management    of*    the   Enterprise  mine.   The courts are to be'applied  to   for  an   injunction   restraining  union miners from speaking.' to any  men whom the management of the  mine may bring, into the country  to displace them.    The mine owners  have so arranged matters that certain miners are  deprived of Avork.  They have   given  them cause  for  complaint.    The next move   is to  have the courts enjoin the aggrieved miners from making any complaint.    The  suggestion  of such a  thing makes one wonder Avhat some  mine owners woulcl do if there were  no   legislative    check upon    them  at all.  The construction of-the Balfour  extension this summer will have  the effect of making Nelson a A'ery  busy centre. From the construction of this extension it is safe to  say that Nelson Aviil derive more  direct benefit than it did from all  "other pieces of railway work in  this vicinity. The reason for this  is that the city is close to the Avork,  and the men going to and coming  from it, Aviil pass through Nelson.  More: When the men employed ou the work take a  day off, they will come to  to Nelson, because it is not only the  nearest but also the only point upon  the extension. When they come to  Nelson they will purchase goods  from local- merchants. -This, with  the extra supplies which local merchants Avill doubtless sell the contractors, will put a great deal of  money into circulation, and in the  circulation of several thousands of  dollars the prospect is that Nelson  will enjoy the brightest six months  in its experience.  TO DEEDGE KETTLE RIVER.  Grand Forks, January 31.��� Colonel* Johnson of San Francisco, who  has been engaged in hydraulic mining on the Snake river iu Idaho; is  here to investigate the possibilities  of work of a similar character in  the main Kettle river, in tho 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 iu successful use in Idaho. He  predicted that the graA'el beds and  sand bars would yield at least from  15 to 25 cents to the yard. This,  he added, Avould reali/.e a handsome  profit, after, deducting nil expenses.  Tiie first dredge, he also intimated,  Avould be in operation .within three  months.  The bed of Kettle river has long  been knoAvn to carry flakey gold.  Iii low water miners, using the  most primitive methods, haA'e 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 graA'el  taken from the streets of Grand  Forks by panning. The gold* de- v  posits are not confined to the lower V  end of < the valley. Placer mining  is still carried on every summer on  Fourth of July creek, less than live  miles.from the city, while further  west; from Rock and Boundary  creeks and other tributaries of'the  Kettle river millions of 'dollars have  been yielded to the adventureous  argonauts in the early sixties. The  decision of colonel Johnson to engage in hydraulic operations has  created great enthusiasm here.  GREENWOOD NOTES.  Greenwood, January 30.���[Special to the Tribune].���A telegram  has been received in this city from  Paul Johnson,' at New York, who  lias had charge of the construction  AA'ork on the smelter being built by  the British Columbia Copper Company at Greenwood, advising that  lie had been appointed general  manager of" the smelting department of the company, and that he  would be back here in three AA-eeks.  The cold Aveather for the past  few days has made the ice at the  rink fine, and the hockey boys and  skaters haA'e been out in force every  evening. The next match to bo  played here under the auspices of  the British Columbia Hockey League  AA'ill be on February 3rd, when the'  Rossland hockey team will play tho  home team. - ���    .  J. Roderick Pringle, father of  Give .Pringle, barrister here, is  visiting his son. Mr. Pringle, who  is a hale old gentleman, figured  prominently in the early histoiy of  Eastern Canada. In the sixties he  was- a member of the executive  council in Ontario. He will remain  here a few Aveeks.  E, C. Mine Making Daily Shipments.  Greenwood, 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 leA'el has beeu crosscut for 40  feet.    Spion Kop Casualty List.  London, February 1.���The Avar  office completes this evening the  list of the British casualties at  Spion Kop by announcing the-  names off 2i>0 men missing, of various regiments, including 137 members of the Lancashire Fusileers.  St. James Theatre Beopenad.  London, February 1.���St. James  theatre, which aviis entirely remodelled, during George Alexander's absence from London, was reopened this afternoon, Avith Anthony Hope's Rupert of llent-sau,  before the most brilliant audience  that has beeu seen there since the  outbreak of the war. The prince  of Wales, with the duke and duchess of Fife occupied the royal box,  aud general sir Evelyn Wood and  other officers were in the stalls.  Before the curtain rose madame Al-  bina sang the national anthem, the  audience joining with patriotic enthusiasm.    Smallpox in Brantford.  Brantford, February 1.���Thos.  CornAvall arrived here on Friday  from Cleveland, Ohio. On Saturday he was taken sick and the doctor said it AA'as a case of smallpox. On Sunday Cornwall was  removed to the smallpox hospital.  His residence, Avith the inmates,  and the residences of those who visited him on Saturday, have been  quarantined.  "LAND  ACT."  Notice is hereby given that-wc, the Nclsoir Saw  6 i'luiiing Mills, Limited, intend to apply lo Ihe  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work-*! for a  leftse for sawmill, factory, boom, lumber jard,  warehouse and wharf purposiM over the follow-  liiK lmidf, which included mutton of ihcfoib-  Hhore, and of the bed of the West Aim of Koote  nay Lake: ..  CotnjncticinK"at the northwest, -'onlerof block  72u. itflheOl'y of Ncl-On, being j> part of oubdi  vision of provincial lot U_., in group one (1), in the  West Kootenay District, thence rnmillii; in u  northerly direction, being north 2!l degrees, und HI  minutes west, following llie most easterly cxlcn-  Hion line of Hall street for a diHtancc of -ll__ feet  nnd It inches, thence running in an eu_>tcrly direction, being north (if) decrees and 29 miu'utes cas't  for a dlHimicoof 412 feet and .. inches tlicnci* ���  north 4.'t decrees eaM fora dihtanoe of _l!> feet aud  7 incite . to a pile, thence in a Mouth-easterly dii ec-  tioii, beln(f south 80 d-p^rccs and 18 minutes cahl  for iirdistaiiee of !)7 feet and S inches to a pile, tlio  above constUutind the westerly and neither!}-  boundaries of the lands being applied for. The  soiithelly and easteily boundaries bclitj: described a�� follows: ('Oniinetu i*iK at th'o-sa'd  northwest corner of the said bkek 7__n, (heme  running in an easterly direction along the northerly boundary of said block T2a to the northeast  corner thereof, thence to the northwest corner of '  block 73.1 in tho City of Xelnon a fores-aid, thence  easterly along the northeily boundary of said  block y���aadist-.nee of forty feet, more or less, toan  iron stake planted, thence northerly and paraili I  with tho said westerly boundary, being noith __.'���  degrees and 31 miuiitcH west for a distance of lO'i  feet and C inches to an iron potfl planted, thence  in an easterly direction, being north SO degree--,  and 27 minutes cast fora distance of 203 feet and  5 inches, thence north 55 degrees aud 38 minulc-  eatt for a distance of 179 feet, thence north -II  degress and 47 minutes east for a distance of 151  feet 1 inch toan iion po_t planted, thence in a  northerly direction, being north 2!) degrees and 31  minutes west for a distance of 205 feet l.nich to  the pile last ubovc mentioned; tho fcaid lands  ubovo described being lots 4BIJ in group 1, containing '-.31 acres more or leea, and lot 46-5 in  grouj) 1, containing 3.(�� acres moraor less, and  accoiding to a map or plan of the saino made by  F. C. Green, P. h, S , and deposited in Ihe ollice  of the Chief Commissioner of Umds and Woiks  at Victoria, B. C.  Dated this 1st daj of February, A. D. IOLjO.  THK NKLSON  SAW  &   PLANING  MILLS,  LIMITED.  r       ���v  -I SJSAI. \  CHARLES IIILLYKI-,  President.  HARRY HOUSTON,  Secretary, THE miBME: lSTEfiSO-Kr B. 0, SAOTftDAY, PEBBtJA.M' 3, 1900  j  4.  i  FN.-,  A VIGOROUS WAR POLICY  Demanded in the Commons.  London,   January  30. ��� Iu   the  house; of commons today   captain  Pretyman, in movimg the address  in   reply to  the   speech  from   the  throne,     expressed    the     deepest  sympathy, which he said was shared by both  sides of the house, for  the sufferers from the war, and the  sufferings in Natal.    He further referred to the feeling of admiration  for  the    gallantry  ot*   the   troops  which  was felt"by all parties, and  remarked that additional common  ground for pride was the gallantry  and national spirit shown by Great  Britain and her colonies alike.     He  also expressed tho  hope that after  the   war   all   race  antagonism   in  South Africa would be obliterated.  Continuing, captain Pretyman, who  is   a   retired  captain  of artillery,  said an inquiry was necessary as to  how the  requirements  of the war  had   been   under   estimated.     He  then appealed for the union of all  J .-parties in  support of the ���������govern-,  .ment in its efforts to'satisfactorily-  .conclude a- just->war_  Herbert Pike, Liberal-Unionist  member for Darlington, seconded  the address in reply.  The; Liberal-leader, sir Henry!  CampbellrBaiinerman, then rose to  reply, amidst cheers from the opposition benches. Sir Henry, commenting on the queen's speech, said  he had: seldom known so little to be  said in such "a large number of  words, as the war advanced, however, it became more difficult and  more critical, and he was not surprised that the government had not  proposed-a formidable, programme,  of legislation. Affairs in South  Africa, political andmilitary, would  undoubtedly engage the present  parliamentto a great extent. The  Avar was uppermost-.in. all minds  .���when tliej members separated in"  October, and it was; believed ithere  were troops enough in South Africa  to rapidly clear the queen's dominions ;   but;their  expectations  had  been. sobered.  Week after week  had  seen  checks,  disappointments  and   deplorable  loss  of   life.      In  every   instance   the   advance   of  the    British    troops " had   .been  stayed by larger bodies of the enemy.    The   country,   however,  had  -again   and    again    gone   through  'greater   trials   with   courage   and  composure, and  it  would not now  "depart   from   its   high   traditions.  The courage and  fortitude of Brit-  *. ish  soldiers  was  never  more conspicuous, and  they must associate  with this  the sons  of the colonies,  who had shown most extraordinary  aptitude in this kind of warfare.  He appreciated  the  gallantry and  devotion  which led  their country-  ''iiien to volunteer, but he wished to  know the reasons which necessitated  this unusual method  of reinforcing  v the   army.      He   and   his  friends  had resolved to support a vigorous  prosecution of the war, that the in-  tegrityof the queen's dominions be  speedily vindicated,  and  he imagined there would be no difficulty in  obtaining the   additional  supplies  necessary.     "Here -my  agreement  with the  government ceases," said  sir Henry.  Ho then proceeded with  a bitter condemnation  of  the administration,   and    the   tone   and  temper in which it-had approached  the whole South -African  problem,  saying that the narrowness  of the  "government's" provision-for ~mili-~  tary requirements necessitated hostilities, and asserting that its policy  made war probable.   He believed  this feeling was largely  shared by  the house, and was glad of the opportunity promised to express  his  opinion.     He  repudiated tho idea  that he should await till the end of  the   war   before    discussing    the  matter.      The   present   was   the  very     time,     he     declared,    for  effective     criticism,     "and     those  wishing to disclaim  responsibility  should do so now.   "The ministers  tell us " sir Henry continued, " that  this war was undertaken to secure  equal rights, for white men.    1 hope  they   will   transfer   this   laudable  doctrine to this country.   Many instances might be applied where too  little consideration has been shown,  under Mr. Chamberlain's  administration, to the loyal Dutch of Gape  Colony.    The Cape ministers,  who  are as much crown ministers as Mr.  Chamberlain,   treated   them   in   a  manner ill-calculated to allay doubts  and feara. The receas brought many  speeches on this subject and  astonishment at their statements.    They  now declare that it was inevitable,  which is obviously an ex post facto  opinion,  and if not the  ministers  are     hopelessly    condemned   and  ought to be hurled from power."  Arthur J, Balfour, after a vaiu  attempt to draw sir Henry Camp-  bell-Bannerman into an admission  that he did not" advocate pushing  the war into Boer territory, reproached him with waiting until  the country had become involved in  military difficulties, to bring a vote  of censure on the colonial secretary,  which  might 'have been  brought,  Mr. Balfour declared, at  any  time  since 1895.    Iii a general defence of  the   colonial   secretary,    and ��� the  government's   policy,  Mr.  Balfour  said that at one time the govern-!  ment believed  the  war  would  be  avoided, but it  had -. subsequently  become  convinced that, the  JJo'er  government,  never  from  the first  intended giving the  franchise con7  cessions, the withholding of which  meant war. He denied that general  Buller had   expressed  the   opinion  that the forces sent out wore  inadequate.  On the contrary, general  Buller held   tiie conu.ioh   military  opinion      that,,. the    forces    sent  were quite sufficient.    If  the  government had asked parliament, last  August, to authorize^ tjie  dispatch  of a large army, it would have been  not only extremely bad  diplomacy,  but it would have boon impossible to  persuade parliament as to its necessity.'   Replying to the direct question   put. by . sir Henry  Campbell-  Bcinncrman: "Did general Buller go  to Natal purely in  the  exercise of  his  military  discretion'-'"   Mr. Balfour ..-answered, in the affirmative.-  He then  proceeded to rebuke the  ���opposition?* for;ierifcicising  the war  office, 'declaring that it  was  solely  due to the efforts of the government  during  the  last  three   years; that  the  army   'and   .armaments -were  greatly :>improved;?"./'The   opposi-i  tion,'- saidjMr. Balfour, "are apparently ready to tako-upon their x>wn  shoulders the  government oif: the  country  and the .conduct   of the  war.]  r-wish-.;tiiem,;,w.ell   through  the task.    The government has not  disguised   from- itself-.-the - ������magnitude of the"task.-'and if parliament  should think it advisable to change  the   government   at   the    present  juncture,  I  can'; only say   that I  would su'pportiany succeeding government iri the steps  necessary'to'  prosecute the war to the conclusion  we all desire.   .But the government  will, endeavor: .to    discharge   the  great responsibility  so  long  as  it  retains the confidence of the parliament."   ..-������]  Lord 'Edmund? Fitz-Maurice then  moved the amendment to the ad-  , dress.:...."Aud. .we-humbly -express���:  our regret at the want of foresight  and judgment displayed by her  majesty's advisers, as shown alike  in the conductv-of African affairs  since 1895, and in their preparation  for the war now proceeding." Lord  Fitz-Mauriec attacked Mr. Chamberlain's policy, especially his failure to punish the raiders, and the  retention of Cecil Rhodes as a member of the privy council, together  with his irritating and reckless  method^ that plunged the country  into war before any' adequate preparations were "possible."  The debate was then adjourned.  SPION HOP'S HEAVY LOSSES  PRENTICE SHOWS HIS HAND  Blocks a Government Bill.  Victoria, February 1.���[SpecialJ  to the Tribune.]���Prentice today  gave au illustration of the one-man  power which made Joe Martin turn  green with envy. It was just be-  sore tho house rose, tho af teruobn  having been spent in a discussion  of the Coal Mines Regulation bill,  to which McPhillips moved au  amendment, attacking its constitutionality as trenching upon a mat-  tor of Dominion control, and also  ill advised���in -virtually excluding  French Canadians from Biitish Columbia inines in the "Crow's Nest  Pass for instance. McPhillips  wanted to adjourn thejlebate while  he procured certain information,  but McKechnie*/who was in charge  of the bill, refused.  Colonel Baker wanted a postponement pending the expected arrival  of a report from the Crow's Nest  mines and later Helmcken asked  for time to permit of information  coming to him.  To all entreats MeKeehnie replied that the debate must go on.  He intimated that a night sitting  would beheld to. finish it, _ Then  Prentice appeared with an intimation that he had just heard of the  death of Alexander Dunsmuir, in  New York, and that as this hill  particularly affected the Dunsmuir  interests, it would be only decent  to adjourn the debate. To point  his demand, Prentice added that a  wire from James Dunsmuir, now on  his way to New York, had terminated the pair they had made  and left Pi entice free to vote.  The adjournment thus called for  was granted forthwith, and the  ministers-had not sufficient presence  of mind ]to disguise the hol-jl-up  by giving evidence that they would  have adjourned the debate out of  respect to Mr. Dunsmuir, irrespective of the power of Prentice's  vote. As '6ne member said, Prentice flourished the pistol, and the  ministers hands went up. The circumstances of the release of the  pair seems to imply breakers ahead,  They Were. Forty per Cent  London, February'%-^The supplemental lists fillHwo^cblnmns in  nonpareil' type;iii-the riibrriing papers, making d.300 reported thus  far for general .Buller's operations  north of ; the -Tugela/. The Daily  Chronicle estiinattes'"that1 the total  exceeds 2000. The forty- per cent  loss at Si-ioh K-opT is'-greater than  any British forije ever suffered, except possibly"Albiierd.'��� '   '��� ~  The admjLralty^has warned all  half pay naval i officers to hold  themselves 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 eai'ly mobilization of the  reserve fleet', especially "A" division. ' '_'���' ".  At a meeting, of the. army and  navy members of the house of commons yesterday, a resolution expressing ';-"absolute confidence .iri  whatever the government thought  necessary, commanded only two:  votes. "Instead of this a resolution  was adopted calling for the immediate formation of a home: defence  force; ��� ������ .; --'���  Lord Salisbury has called another cabinet council, which, will  meet on; Friday or Saturday to consider the situation.  London, January 31.���The correspondent1 of the Times at Lorenso  Marquez,  says:    "Information  has  been received here from the Transvaal that the war department, conr  vinced that it" would be Useless to,  storm   Ladysmith,'  and   that   the  bombardment would continue to be.  ineffective, has'decided on; a change  Jof tactics.    Hugo quantities of timber arid sand bags, dud hundreds of  Kaffirs, liave beeii sent from Jolian-.  .hesburg and Pretoria'-for the purpose  of ''damming   the Kilp  river  ,some miles below Ladysmith..   The  idea is to flood 'the..; town and drive  .the soldiers and inhabitants"out, so  as to expose' theni 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  what should follow the  ripening of  rebellion  at  the  outbreak1 of   the  war.    Fully  5000   colonial" Dutchmen have joined the enemy. '.The  Boers, however, believed that, this  number  would be multiplied tenfold.   Consequently the Afrikander  bund is now execrated at Pretoria  and Bloomfontein.  London, February 1.���A despatch  to" the Times from Pietermaritz-  burg, dated Sunday last, says:  " Colonel Thorneycroft had a narrow escape last week. He went ,to  meet a Boer flag of truce which  asked a parley, but having become  suspicious he told the Boer commandant that he would, 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, which describes  the crossing of the Tugela says:  '��� The army is exasperated, not defeated. General Buller will ��� persevere, and all will come right, in  the end."  to the pair in custody, and he determined to have-them stripped and  searched. This was done .and, the  tell-tale bullet wound was promptly  found.. Tlie,t)alli.had ,struck|jSulli-  van as he stood endeavoring tcsopen  the door leading 'from Di\ La-Baii's  house. It just touched the inside  edge of the left shoulder blade, and  glanced into iiis-ba'ck near the spine.  Sullivan stated.'tiiat it had; not  given him tiny pain worth speaking  about.    . _ ���'' ���������.*���?  The two   men confessed' 'to the  criirie and. told: the. whole story.  Gannon.;said.*liejwas taking Sujlivan  home to a shack up on the hill.jvhen  they..passed, Dr. .Lagan's, residence  and  determined   to  go in., After  they were discovered and had succeeded in escaping from the house,  both ran toward the smelter and  .went down the'ravine to a shack,  where a hat aucl a pair of-'shbes  were secured to replace the articles  left at; ��� the.  doc-tor's house.   Then  they went to thie Sherbrooke hotel,  had a drink and. made for the Tre--  mont   house,    S'iillivan    going   up.  Baker street and Gannon up.Yer-  riori.   'They, mefei at the-Tremont,  and were arrested a .few. moment's  'later.  . .  ,_. _   ,,.-���.-.^ ���.'���������������?     ���_.....���������. ���  *  Sullivan's nerve and the hat,with  Kelly's .'name .upon -it "were, the  points which threw -the police off  she'' track temporarily.;'.". Gannon  ttates that Kelly, gave him, a. piece'  of paper.to wad out the.band of the.  hat, and the 'paper! happened; .to  have Kelly's nariie ori it."' He states  that Kelly left "them early in the,  evening; and that the suspected  riian knew nothing of the Imrg-'  lriryv'  ''���������'      ���"���*���"  'Sullivan's -'-wound 'does: not look  very dangerous. Dr. LaBau examined it yesterday, and asked Sullivan7 if lie ''.would" dress it: "I don't  care,"-'was' the reply.'- "You. put  that ball there^ and I'd just as .soon,  you took it out;!��s anyone else." D.r.  Symons dressed ��� the puncture, and  will extract the  ball  today.    The  TALK OF A THIRD ATTEMPT  To Relieve Ladysmith.  London,   February   2.���Spencer  Wilkinson;, in the Morning Post, today discusses a long dispatch from  Winston Churchill, dated at Pieter-  maritzburg,    and    describing    the  situation in Natal.    He says: "This  dispatch deserves to be closely read.  It is an appeal to the public at  home/and as it has been passed by  the censor, may be taken to represent the feeling of general Bull  army.   Mr, Churchill represents  difiiculties of general Buller's t  in concise terms.    The enemy  act with common sense. /They  place  outposts   oil.  the 'hills, and  keep     back     their ' mam"   body  until   they   see   the   decision Jof  General Buller-s -movement.*  Tl  will  quickly   bring- -up ' the  in  body,  and extemporize   what  fensive works they can in addition  to such as they have -prof usely prepared in. anticipation, .of. various  possible advances..    That is, what  everyone would expect them to do.;  and,that their main body ,ean,ride  faster than general, Buller's:, nnun  body can, walk^ is also, pretty., generally    understood.-.     The. consequence is tliat the Boeiv army ;.c^n^;  not,be turned.) W-hereve_i_ it.is,_it-  tacked, it can,put- forward; an entrenched front.    ,, .    !���..;..;... ,.", .  ��� Aecording.to Mr. .-Churchill, there  are   7000. Boers "watching. Lady-  \ey  tin,  le-  Republicans...- of two days, ago is  more than equalled by the. apparent helplessness of --the-'"'Democrats  of today. All day long the Democracy has been groping around trying to find some way in which it  could seat in the gubernatorial  chair its leader, Willianr Goebel,  who lies slowlyj'dyiug. of tl|e wound  inflicted by the -bullet* of an  assassin. * '  Frankfort, Kentucky, January  '31.���William Goebel, shortly before  nine, o'clock tonight, was sworn in  as'governor of Kentucky, and J. C.  W.Beckham-a few minutes later  took the oath of lieutenant-governor. t)    ^__ ���  HIS NAME WAS WADDELL  men   come   up1'before   magistrate  Crease this morning on remand.;  BRiTAIN^S GREATEST ARMY  213,000 Men for Africa. ^  London, February 2:���Mr. Wyrid-  ham's declaration in the house of  commons, that Groat Britain will  have in a fortnight 180,000 regulars  in South Africa, 7000 Canadians and  Australians, and 20,000 South African volunteers, is received' with  wonderment. Of this total of 213,-  000 troops, witli 45Z~"gu___s, all are  now there with the exception of  about 18000.    This  is  the largest  force Great Britain has ever put  SULLIVAN COT THE jULLET  And Confesses the Crime.  The mystery of the LaBau robbery was solved yesterday in the  most surprising manner when chief  Jarvis discovered that the burglars  had actually been in his hands for  a week, and that one of them carried between his shoulders a bullet  from Dr. LaBau's gun.  Th'e two prisoners, Sullivan and  Gannon, were arrested on Saturday  last and charged with burglary.  When Dr. LaBau's premises were  searched by the police after the  burglary a hat was "found bearing  the name of Kelly, a tough citizen  who had recently been discharged  from the provincial jail. The two  prisoners had been seen with Kelly  on the previous night, so they were  arrested on suspicion of Taeing implicated Avith him in the affair.  The police went on the theory  that Kelly had been in the burglary, and that he carried one or  _nore of the bullets fired by Dr,  LaBau. Accordingly they devoted  their attention to searching for  Kelly to no avail. Then chief  Jarvis learned that the hat bearing  Kelly's name originally belonged to  E. T. H. Simpkins, registrar, and on  taking it to the court house Mr.  Simpkins identified the headgear,  stating that he had given it to  Gannon while the latter was, with  other prisoners from the jail, whitewashing the court house. This  directed the chief's attention back  into the field. At the end of tho  Crimean war she had scraped together 80,000 men- Wellington at  Waterloo had but 25,000.  Mr. 'Wyndham's speech was the  strongest defence the" government  has yet,put forward as to what has  been done and is bejng Tdone. The  general tone of the morning papers  isrthat his figures .will astonish the  country. . Roughly speaking, only  80,000 men are at the front. Ten  thousand others have been lost,  and 10,000 at Ladysmith. Excluding these, there "are 70,000 troops  which have not ^yet been in action,  in addition to those at sea. Why  so many effective men have not yet  been engaged is explained by the  lack of land transport, and the organization���of���supplies,- to -which  lord Roberts is devoting his former  experience and lord Kitchener his  genius for details. It seems as  thought tho weight of these masses  must destroy the equilbrium which  now holds the British forces stationary wherever they are in contact  with the Boer army.  Cable scraps, received during the  la;?!, twelve hours, do- not further  illuminate the military operations.  Various independent correspondents confirm the report that  geueral Buller told his troops on  January 28th that he hoped to ro-  lieve Ladysmith within a'week: It  is believed in some rather trustworthy quartern that he is again  assailing tho Bodr lines,  A further list of casualties,  published by the war office^ brings  the total from the crossing of the  Tugela to the abandonment of  Spion Kop to be 1895 officers and  men. *  Exceptional activity at the navy  yards continues, but a correspondent of the Associated Press learns  that this is chiefly now construction  and lefitting work. Three ships  will be commisfeidned at Davenport  this month. _  Some unpleasant criticism of the  war office, has been caused by the  discovery that the sights of the  Lee-Enfield carbines are defective.  Old carbines have been supplied to  the outgoing fourth brigade of cavalry. The only announcement regarding fresh military preparations  is the formation of three additional  batteries.  smith.' The same number is held.  ready to resist 'general Biiller, and  5000 is kept-iri reserve to reinforce  either body at need.   Thus general  Buller has,to-.*,attack   12,00p   men  entrenched: don,, favorable .'ground;  For; that! purpose .Mr.'   Churchill  thiuks he. oug-ht to:have;35,00Q men  '.instead.of. 25,000. : iln: other, .words  ; general; Buller,    ought��.:.tp..*.*'��� have  .another division.--*..'*.    '.{''.. .;.,..���/;.; -������-���  ".This opinion coincides with ,the  view we have all along expressed,  that the, centre of gravity of the  war lies in Natal, and that a British  victory there .would be. decisive,  wliile a complete British.-1 defeati in  Natal would have disastrous cori-  ''sequences.";'"'  ':, ,".':'V ������'".;:.: ;-:|'. ��� ���;���"   (,ifc seems difficult in view of the  strategy accepted at the war office,  as well as at Capetown, to believe  that general Buller is'to be'allowed1  once more to attack'a position with  less than the numerical superiority  of three 'to one, which tacticians  commonly think necessary for such  a task.*, It is' hardly1 intelligible  that'he should attack again without loss of time. ' indeed it seems  .probable that the movement is now  in progress. We must hope that  the splendid u bravery of our men  will be rewarded by success. When  Mr. Churckiirsays that the .public  must nerve themselves, he probably  means to prepare our country at  home for heavy losses in the coming battle."  Storkstroom, Cape Colony, February 1.���A" runner, who has arrived here, brought a letter from  Aliewal North, in -which it is announced that the Boers have ro-'  opened .the line to Burghersclorp, as  their supplies were short at Strom-  berg. The" plains being bare, the  camp of the Burghers, it is added,  has been moved back of Stormberg,  heights.  London, February 2.���The Daily  Telegraph publishes the following  dispatch from Spearman's camp,  dated January 30th: "Colonel  Wynne has taken cominand of gen-  "eral _Woodga"te5~~b~riglide. "Colonel"  Miles has been appointed chief of  general Buller's staff. The Boers  are still constructing defensive  works opposi te Potgieter's drift. A  strong cavalry reconnaissance proceeded today westward iu the vici-'  nity of Honger's Spruit."  London, February 2.���The Capetown correspondent of the Daily  Chronicle, telC-giaphing January  2!)th, says: "General JoubertV  wife accompanies him everywhere,  and insists on personally providing  for his table,"  Spearman's Camp, January .'.0.-���  Lord Dundonald's reconnaissance,  in the direction of Hangers Spruit,  found the road clear. The enemy  was not to be seen.  Tramway. Victim "Identified.  '': ..-*'���'* ?  The mystery -of the identity of  the man killed on' the Hall Mines  tramway on  the 9th instant has  been Solved at last through the efforts of the provincial police.    He is  John Waddell^ a miner who came  into the  province _ from the direction of Northport.,  . When   constable. Kelly   arrived  home' from   Sandon  yesterday  he  found awaiting, him an official communication from constable ..Forrester,, at Xmii^in. which; information  was; ^iv^i^establishing :tlie dead  man's identity.   ''Constable .(Forrester' stated  that on  December 30th  John Waddell arid a partner named  Frazer came to' Ymir and "worked  for a���da^ or so at the Ymir stamp  iriiii;   Soon after tliey left a variety     of    articles    werer missing'.'  from  the bunkhousc,  including   a  red   sweater,   pair   . three  , buckle  overshoes and,aibiacki.sateeri !shu-t,\  all of which  were  included4. in the  list of the dead man's belongings,1 :  as circulated by constable Kelly.  Furthermore .^Waddell v bought _ a.  pair of blankets; a; red aiid.i,white  towel,  and  a' suit, of   underwear  from   the   Ymir   storehouse,   and  these were found-with the.body.- , _  The clues which led to tilierfsblu--  tion of the .problem  consisted of a  vaseline bottle bearing the name of  a Ymir druggist, arid a pokei-  chip  bearing  the    letters  "J.  Waddell,  Porto  R," the  latter  referring  to  Frank Noll's hotel, where Waddell  had apparently stopped.    The outcome   does  infinite  ciedit   to the  acuteness aud patience of- the constables who worked.on the case.  Sworn in for Kentucky.  Frankfort, Kentucky, January  31.���Never was there a more complicated political situation than  that which tonight confronts the  politicians of Kentucky,.aud never  was there one iu which it seemed  so difficult to form an accurate  guefas at the outcome. The Republican party, which a few days ago  was vainly striving. to hold its  members in their seats upon the  floor of the house, and which  seemed almost powerless, is tonight  in the saddle strong and vigorous,  and carrying things with a high  hand.     Tho  powerlessness  of   the  CONTRACT JIAS^ BEEN. LET  For the Balfour Extension.  The  uncertainty existing  in regard to  the   Balfour  extension of  the C P. R. was ended last night,  when word was received iu the city  that the contract had been awarded  to the firm  of  Stewart & Welsh,  who   have   their   headquarters  at  -Trail just now.   The announcement  will bring  disappointment  to several local contractors who tendered  for the work, but is some satisfaction to know that the lino is to be  -built, and at  once.    The successful  tenderers   are    well   known   rail-  load    contractors.    Jack    Stewart  was formerly construction engineer  for  the   Mann,  Foley  Brothers &  Larsen syndicate who built a large  portion   of the  Crow's  Nest road.  More   recently   Stewart *&- Welsh  built many spur  lines on   the C, P.  R*. S3'stera,  among these being  the  spurs   to  the   Sunset,   Dcadwood,  -Wellington and Greenwood  camp*.  Mr. Proctor.construetion engineer  on the C P. It.   was been   by The  Tribune   shortly   after   the word  was   received, and   in   reply   to a  *. series  of questions obligingly furnished considerable information on  the   subject.      lie   ��>aid:   "I have  "just  had an, intimation  regarding  Stewart k Welsh  having   secured  the Balfour contract.   As the contract,   1 believe,  ealis  for the com ���  pletion    of    the   work   in     July  next it is safe to predict .that the  firm will lose no time in  commencing active operations.    In   fact you  may expect   to   sec   the   advance  guard of the contractors' forces,in  Nelson   this   week.     it   will   take  some time to ship the  full  complement   of   plant,    which    includes  heore.% of plo\vs',"scrapers and other  machinery not to mention thirty or  forty teamb of hor_-.es from  Trail,  but I presume they are  concluding  their   shipping    arrangements   at  .this very moment.     They will probably  engage  a  force  of  1000  or  1500 men, and the first effect of the  operations   will   be   to   clear   the  streets of every man who desires to  work."  The cost of the line when completed will be in the neighborhood  of $500,000. The C. P. R. will, of  course, have an engineer to superintend the work, and while no  official notice of the fact 1ms been  given, it is understood that Mr.  Procter, who has been in charge of  the location party going over the  proposed line for several weeks, will  receive the appointment.  CHURCHILL CIVES HIS VIEW  >' *'��� *  '���'   - .:*" -..*.������' .  Of the Transvaal Situation.  London, February 1.���Winston  Churchill's dispatch from Pieter-  maritzburg, in addition to details  respecting the position on the  Tugela, gives a most interesting  survey of the position. He says:  "The most serious attacks upon the  war office, appear unjust. The  great army in South Africa is tho  finest iu quality, beautifully organized, and equipped iu all details and  with excellent artillery. The Boer  guns are few but splendid, and are  clever!3' handled. The Boers can  find the range of moving targets at  7000 yards often at the first shot of  our guns, we cannot explain how.  In an interesting comparison of  British and Boer methods of warfare,' as illustrated during the battle of Spion Kop, showing how the  British troops-';were "cramped,  mixed and disorganized, and how  the. machinery of control was shattered," he says: "This would not  have affected the Boers; each of  -Whom, in pursuance of a general re-'  solve either ��0 hold or to evacuate  a position, would have acted individually, and; quite independently  of. officers', orders." It was a case of  a-pack of "-hounds against a flock of  sheep. But the next morning the  .British,.battalions were again col-  collccteid and solid, showing the advantage of discipline.  A similar loss ^would have, dis-  liearteried the Boers, arid have  caused a general trek. Herein lies  Our expectation of ultimate success.  ,The British have great recuperative  powers;-the^Boei-s have none. The  war,^therefore is brought nearer an  end even by unsatisfactory operations. Mr.. Churchill anticipates  that|the 'consequence 0? the;_ war  will-not be altogether ovil, as there  will be a great increase of rekpect  between the combatants, and cou-  ' tempt, the former wedge of cleav-  ag*e, will be gone for ever. ���  .; LpB_t_;N-_0 Mahquez.February!.���  Adalbert Hay, the new United  States consul at Pretoria, arrived  here this afternoon on his way to  the Transyaal.  RAMBLER'S NEXT DIVIDEND  To Be Paid February First.  New Denvi3u, January 30.--[Special to the Tribune].���Union members at   Slocan  Gity  claim  to be  keeping a vigilant eye   upon the  traveling public,  guarding against  the importation of men for tlio Kn-  terprise mine.    On Thursday they  assert two men   were turned off,  five on Friday, aud  one on Saturday.    These men were  largely foreigners, and are said -to be coming  in from the tunnel work on th'e Columbia  & (Western railway.  ' The  Wakefield,  on-Four-mile,  is 'credited   withj the   intention, of   ulso"  bringing in cheap labor.  Last week the Payne shipped out  220 tons of ore, 00 of which was  consigned to Trail and the balance  to the States. The shipments from  this mine since tho first of the year  arc promising. '  McMillan k Allen, who are packing the ore down from the Arlington, have four carloads rawhided'l  down to the main bridge over  Springer- creek. They- are-using-  the sleighs from there to the depot  at Slocan City. They report the  Arlington to be in fine shape, with  an abundance of ore in sight. Weio  the snow deeper  per day could be  mine. The grade of the "mineral  maintains its high values as demou-  .Strated in former shipments. More  men have lately been added to the  force.  Forty tons of ore was bent out by  tho Rambler last week. On February 1st another dividend of one  cent per share will be paid, notice  of which has already been served.  The chances are very favorable for  similar treatment on March 1st.  The force was increased, slightly  last week.  The Bosun was among the shippers last week, sending ��� cut a carload of its rich product.  A small shipment was made la��t;  week from the Emily Edith.  Ore is showing in all the. workings of the Hartney. on Silver  mountain. A second payment on  the bond comes due Thursday.  The new Anglican church at I  Slocan City was opened with befitting ceremonies on Sunday, Rev. I  C. L-\ Vateo of that town officiating.  Mariicd, on Friday evening last!  at the rectory, New Denver, by the!  Rev, C. F. Yates. George Davios to|  Miss   Dina   Young,   both   of   thi-  tOWH.  Dr, Beutley has returned to Slo-|  can City, and is arranging with thel  miners' union for the establishment!  of a hospital at that place*  a carload of  ore  handled from the THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 1900  JUS^  A DIRECT  RECEIVED  IMPORTATION OF  Brushes  BATH    TOOTH    NAIL    HAIR  Ba'<er Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fall and Winter  Boois 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 at\d Overshoes  Buy Maltese and get the best  J. A. GILKER  213^215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  To the People of the Kootenays  A N��W YEAR AND A NEW IDEA  I had forgotten to mention to you before Christmas the following  staple lines of goods  The Kan] Cabinet Crand Pianos  The best in Canada  Qou/intf Manhinoc   New Raymond, Wheeler & Wilson, White,  OeWing ll|dUqiqBb   Domestic and the Standard.  All good machines and guaranteed.  FLATWEAR  Knives, Forks, and Spoons, all 1847 Rogers  _     A full line of Bar Plate  Special Announcement  i For watch repairing.and jewelry manufacturing we have increased our staff and are prepared to make up chains, lockets,  and rings at home without sending away for them.  I have a specialist who will test your eyes free of charge.  Mail and express orders promptly attended to.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson  I  S�� Great Discount Safe at A. Ferland's f  ir.it ]!iRjir*.Li<>luinutl fiont iho ICisteui ninikuls uheio r luue been puiclms _m  iiiK Si-i'ii-K kooUs which are now in lraii-.Lt lo Nfcl-on.nnd to m.xkei loom foi the ^_r  ffy,      -, Ui't'. we will for the next Ion dnjs do uv.iy wi(h the orduui} piollt and Mill gocdn _fA  *&r      .it 10 fe: LOiitadvantoontho��liules.ilccosl.tJi!sJ0iiori'enl lioiiigjusl'Ufllcientto TBP  't��k     /icightoli.iiget..   This ii mi ojjpoiLjniitj no) often prcwuiril to tlio public.   Iliac _>_j_  H&r      aie tt lew samjilc iujlcs: ___*  Dress Goods  I)i ess Good-, rcgnl.ir price (kit', silo pi Ice   i��!es-i d'ood , lt't-riiUrpncc $1, f.ile iii-ii-e  . ..     .  |)iC"-s Ciiiotli*-, it'Bul.ir price 51.W1, Mlu ]i<"-C  llluck Ciojion, loKtiUi pnee ?-'.-0,-<iile.pi!iii   1-JIupK Cu-jion. icjjul.it-piicu S-. *>��ilo)Jjico. ...    ���  l-1,��.- PuanduhOii-. (silk) icf/rular puce SI..VI, *-alo piice ..  l-li-_.-_Si-t.il. l'tiffiiUr puce fl.'iO, Willi puce.. . .  I'iuiIn. iCKUl.il- pi ice 10c, "file price  I-.uljrs'Silk UloiifU'i, letruUr pnuoS-. f-iilojirice     ._. ���  I iincj' Outmf? Hannel. ii'ifiilar pi ice 12 |-_!c, talc piice -  Jj,nlir*-'Klceliii hwil OoalHat.,     ,,..  -A fott Ladies', Jacket-, nnd Ctipoi, nl    . ...  Men's Furnishings  Giej" J-l.-i-lvtfa regular pi ice $4, wile pure  _\Jr-u'-4 '1 ttecd !?iiilb, lem'iil.lr ]ii!ce$IU, mle pi into  Men'-i Soyc Suits, u-gt.Jiir pucr H'i, S.1I0 prl< c  Men's ()\eicoats, reifUtui price 812 wile pi ice..  Men'-. I'Ktoih, regular price S, wile price..  ..    , .   4-O.j      ��)c  .      .. Sl.00  .SI T."��  $1 2)  $100  $100  .    . "c  $.���130  !te  .    . $.15  Less than cost ,  ���32.7.-  Iran  .$5'M  Boots and Shoes  J_,.i(.l_f-~l>(-ngoU RuUon itoota."  I-HdieV DonKuU I^iced Hoots  __.-.lie-*t' .Al.wku Ot ershoes  Cull .mil got baigaitw  KlhoL Block. Biker Street, N'elson  iSc  A, FJSRLAND   <$  P. Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  H%ELsoN,AB.a Dealers,in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Jlosslund, < Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, Itevelstoku, -Ferguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co,  ALL KINDS OF  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ,  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��   ��   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.  To the New Grocery  Jdsejihlne nnd Silica Sire* ti,  opptii-iU) MdJifidibt Clime Ji  Fi-p-iI) Ontario Creamery Dominion Cienmcrj and Cooking liuf  let. h'lesli ICCTfs. Home Mmlc  _\knc<-ineat. A varietj of Canned (foods,nnd etci>thiii|�� usual!) kept >n a grocer} htore. U'o  vwuil jour trade. Goods cleliv-  cietl prompt!}.  FATTON & ENMAN  ignited. For half an hour there was  a genuine hot time, but the Chinamen'poured water on, and the fire  brigade laid a line of hoso which  extinguished the blaze before any  serious damage was done.  The whareliouse at the rear of  St; Paul's church, used by the Nelson Rifles as a drill hall, has been  equipped with/incandescent lamps  and the militiamen can now work  to advantage.  The executor's ubf' the late conductor, A. 1?.-? Fawcett, have commenced action, against the C. P. R.  for substantial damages. Elliot k  Lennie are acting for plaintiffs.  Today is the last day for giving  notice of trial. of cases for the  supreme court sitting on the 13th  instant. In' addition to the four  cases mentioned in Tiik Triiiune  recently, the following cases have  been entered for trial: Blundoll  vs. _Muir'"aud Slbau vs. Gormley. No  jury cases have as yet been entered.  James Ford was the fortunate  holder of the ticket which drew the  guitar rallied at the Queen's hotel  the other niglit."  The action of Winslow vs. Morris  will be tried at the coining supreme  court. The, suit. is to dissolve a  partnership and for a reference to  take partnership accounts. Macdonald . & Johnson are for plaintiff  and Galliher & Wilson for de  fendarit.;  ���)���-������  CITY LOCAL NEWS  H. 'McDonald of Nelson has transferred tho Kirkwall fractional  mmoral claim on Toad mountain to  Charles Parker of Rossland. The  consideration specified was $10.  Tho Kootenay k Algoma Gold  Mining Company, Limited has  acquired the Cranbrooke claim, lh  miles east of TVaueta from A. W.  McVettie and the Kootenay claim  in the same vicinity from J. Leask.  Another hockey match takes  place tonight between the local  teams, and the game will doubtless  be interestingih view of the determination of the Nelson club to wipe  out Thursday night's defeat.  Secretary Beasley of the Nelsons, is  in correspondence with thesecretary  of the'league regarding a claim  made by the: Boundary club to a'  scheduled game which was postponed by agreement. The Nelsons  will oppose the Boundary's claim.  Acting goA'ernment agent Goepel  is slightly indisposed and was unable to be in his office yesterday.  . The C. P. R. expects shortly to  have a shipment, of ore from the  Arlington mine at Slocan City. A  quantity of ore is being rawhided  to the C. P. R. depot and the shipment will be made when a sufficient  amount1 has been brought down.  A legal case of considerable interest is now . pending. It is that of  Kennedy vs. McDougal, the defendant being Mrs. Ellen McDougal, a  hotelkeeper at Nakusp. She is the  recorded owner of a pre-emption up  the lake, and the plaintiffs are seeking to set aside the record on the  ground that she has not complied  with the regulations iu the way of  residing continuously on the property. The assistant commissioner  of lands and woiks for this district  has been lidded as a defendant and  a mandamus applied for to compel  him to issue a pre-emption to the  plaintiff. Elliot & Lennie are for  plaintiff and Galliher & Wilson for  defendant.  The uniforms worn by the Nelson  men who went-to South Africa  with the first Canadian contingent  aie being &enfc back. The outfits  were held so long at Quebec that  militia officers throughout the country had almost despaired of receiving them back. The invoice has  been received, however, and the  uniforms are expected daily.     -   ,  A meeting of the Nelson Laborers' Protective Union will be held  on Monday evening in the Miners'  Union hall for ihe purpose of perfecting the local organization. All  who desire to become members of  the union are invited to attend  Monday evening.  The new warehouse, or rather  addition to the Brackman & Ker  Milling Company's building is almost complete. The fiim expect to  occupy the premises ten days hence.  The first case to be tried at the  forthcoming supreme- court^sitting  iii Nelson is that of Lawrence vs  Hall Mines Company The plaintiff W. H. Lawrence, was injured  last spring in the Silver King mine  and alleges negligence ou the part  of the defendants. Galliher &  Wilson are for plaintiff and R. M.  Macdonald for defendants.  Tiie J. Y. Griffin k Company  warehouse on Front street is being  roofed, .splendid progress having  been made by the contractor. The  building lias 10,000 square feet of  floor space, and is to be completed  by April 1st.  A gang of men are now engaged  in removing tho rocks from the  ground at the corner of Mill and  Josephine streets, on which a convent and boai'ding school ib to be  erected l>y the .sisters of St, Joseph.  The building will be commenced  shortly and will cost some $8000.  Gannon and Sullivan will be  brought before the judge who conducts the supreme court sittings  here beginning on the 13th. Sullivan's Injuries are proving too severe  to permit of his being arraigned at  an earlier date.  The new year's festivities in  Chinatown wound up last night  with a fire. About 8 o'clock an enthusiastic celestial started to explode a string of firecrackers from  an upper window in Wo Kee's store.  The   woodwoik   caught   fire, and  when the Chinaman jumped back CHIMNEY SWEEPING  a reserve stock of fireworks became I 0��}ce Ward Street Opposite Oi*ra Hoase  K0.&V  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the dis'  trict. Weare 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.  N'KLSO.V  KASLO  SAX PON.  H. W. Hawley, who has the contract for taking out the rock required on the , Nelson Gas k Coke  Company's buildings, fired his last  shot yesterday afternoon. He required about 300 yards of rock to  complete the specified amount. He  used three kegs of powder on the  blast, and0 threw out about 600  yards of rock. --.The stone could not  have been",.lan-ded,,.better. It was  thrown'Within'''three feet of the  railway trestle, and piled about  twenty feet high without striking  a timber in the trestle.  John Elliott, of Ingersoll, Ontario,  is in the city after a brief visit to  Rossland.' Mr. Elliott is editor of  the Ingersoll Chronicle, and supreme  chief ranger of the Canadian Foresters, his: trip to the west being in  the interests of the fraternity. It is  understood that his visit means an  active campaign throughout Manitoba, the toriitories'and this province by the C. O. F.  After the morning service at the  Methodist church tomorrow, the  sacrament of the Lord's supper will  be administered by the pastor, Rev  J. Robson, In the evening he will  preach on " Unanswered Prayer."  Tho collection" taken at St. Paul's  church on Sunday last, wheu the  Nelson Rifles attended divine service, amounted'to $58, which will  go to swell the patriotic fund.  The Hume school will open on  Monday. There are ���some twenty-  five pupils* ready for  the opening  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Boys and girls wanted to strip  tob.icco nt Kootenay Cigar Company's fuctorj,  ,j<. cents pel ilny and all oi. er lh.it they cm earn.  Expressmen,..''hackmen   ami   all  (etmisters are lequobted to meet in Minns' Union  Hall on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, for the  lmi'poKe of orernni/ing a local union under the  TeamDihersItitcnwHonal Union.  ' li. STA MPKTt, Oi gani/er.  That Cough  The first dose of our  Syrup "White-Pine "and  Tar will relieve it~a bottle will cure it.  For the lungs and to  build up the system take  our EMULSION of COD  LIVER OIL, large bottles 75 cents.  and the number will no doubt be  very greatly increased during the  first few weeks.  The morning service at St. Paul's  tomorrow will be the monthly ser-  A'ice for the young. In the evening  Rev. It. Frew preaches on "The  Crime of Cain."  No new developments have transpired in connection with the Balfour extension., Mr, Stewart not  having come to Nelson' as was- anticipated. A. P. Procter, C. P. R.  construction engineer, spent yesterday in the city, aiid was be-  seiged with applications for work.  His directions' to the applicants  were to wait until operations got'  under way, aud every man who desired to could secure employment.  Mr. Proctor left today for Nine-  mile point, where his camp is located, aud Mr. Stewart is expected  here today. e  School Opening on Monday.  The new school instituted by the  Sisters of St. Joseph on Josephine  street will open on Monday, and  the sisters anticipate an attendance  of about 100 pupils. The building  affords a : sample of western enterprise as its erection was only commenced on January 13th and eighteen days latter it was taken off  the hands of the contractor. The  cost was $1000. .The school chairs  ordered in Ontario for the school  were delayed, but D...McArthur &  Co. have furnished an outfit of  tab'es which will be used temporarily. The books to be used by the  pupils will be similiarr to the ones  used in the public schools, and the  school hours will be: 9 a. m. to 12  a. m. with lo minutes recess, 1:30  p. in. to 3:30 p. m. The school will  ba graded into the kindergarthen.  primary, junior and senior grades  in the latter of which pupils will  be prepared for entrance examinations. On entering pupils will be  examined and the papers preserved  for comparison with others wiitten  three mouths later.  WE HAVE STOVES  But while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather we  your attention to our line of  would draw  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea aiC Cofleo Pots, (several designs) Knainclled Handle nippers. Pudding Dishos, Tea  Kettles, etc., and the only place you can get, them is at .    ���  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  Tl]e Leading Grocers  ��� -    - " .   .       o   "  JKirkpatrick & "Wilson  Carrying a full stock of Groceries,  Crockery, and Glassware, etc.  Our Grocery and Provision Department is crowded with all the  popular brands of edibles. A  large consignment of fresh eggs  has just reached us.  Crockery and Glassware  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  Phone 8.  Box 57.  Canada Drag & Book Go.  NKLSON  HAVE   ITOIX   HEARD  OK Till. BCI-UET SYSTEM OKJ.OOK-  KKKPINC- ASU OFFICE PUACTICK.  IT IS TAl'OHT AT THK,  Victoria  Stieot  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  Hard Coal  Anthracite  T  GREAT REDUCTION  $9,651  I Crow's Nest  Coal  Revelstoke Assessed Values.  The completed and revised rolls  oi Revelstoke are now with city  assessor Shaw. The total assessment, exclusive of that assessed to  unknown owners, or tho Farwell  property, is land, $273,lfl0.00; improvements, $288,440.00; total,  $501,042.00. The Farwell property  is assessed at $40,000. The Canadian Pacific Railway "Company  comes in for the biggest assessment,  $80,873 on land and $14,800 on improvements. The court of revision  made piactically no reduction on  any property save that of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company  and smelter company.  Archbishop of Sweden Dead.  Stockholm, February 1.���The  archbishop of Sweden, the most  leveremT-Antoh Sundbei'ff, who was  believed to have recovered from appendicitis, is dead. He was born in  1818.  ��"WW�������!���'        L    ^I^IIIIIIIWWIW !����������    W   MJ   "       III   ������������������II   ]���������<���*1  Here's Bargains  M^'s surrs  Wrt liaio about '25 Suits of g-ocxl sorvioeablc  tweeds, odds .mil onus of ourglO.iml $i2**-iiitt,u, all  bi/.cs aio in the lot.   Take your ohoico for 87..W,  13o>-'s hiul��, warm and nice, extra hgchI foi little price.  Uiulei woarat special low prices.  Bargain--: in men'8 and boy'n caps, socks and  lien,   yuahtj {food���pnooh low.  Monsoon  Is like ali our goods  Monsoon Tea Is always the same ���  Fop sale by  Reliable  The Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Succossois to M. DciBri'i.iy & Co., Staple and Fancy Oiocers  -t.AK.__K ST1.K1.T, NELSON  Groceries  and   Provisions  FREE DELIVERY OF GOODS TO  ANY PART OF THE CITY  Houston Block  John A. Irving & Co  ASK YOUR GROCER FOR T(|E CELEBRATED  Baker Stroct,  Opposite Queen'b Hotel.  BROWN & 00.  CUT PHICES IS THE  ORDER OF THK DAY  And I want to be in It. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings aud Overcoatings, representing a $50,000 stock to cfaoo&e from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads lu Fancy Vestinffs for  Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.  Rooms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  DELIVERED  T-_I,Kl'nONK  33  0.  W. Starmer Smith & Go.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  L!  CLEANING  AND  REPAIRING  Rolled  B & K  The Best that Money can Buy.  Take no Other  Oats  Manufactured by tho Brackmftn-Kar Milling Oo.t Ltd,  Victoria, Vancouver, Westminster, Kdrnonton.NelHon,  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, -Nelson-  YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP  OLD CLOTHES MADJfi GOOD AS NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.  MERCHANT TAILOR  ladFes~and gentlemen  Clothes cleaned and guaranteed. Al.to  ch'inney sleeping on shortest notice.  Orfluis left ul Palace Bakery, ne\t to  itojal Hotel, Stanley street.  J.   M0FFETT,    Proprietor.  TO YOUR LOT LINE  WE DO IT     SEE US  GAS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opera House Block, NeKon  erchant Tail  FULL LIMES OF WINTER AND SPRING SUITINGS  WEST BAKER STREET- NELSON  OPPOSITE SILVER KING HOTM


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