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 mmmmtmrnammm  _R**  lis.  I  I  ��>y."  ,_r  DAILY  EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE   DOLLARS A YEAR  Weekly edition by mail  two dollars a year  :'��'���.  EIGHTH YEAR.  NELSON:  MONDAY MOE_N"ING, FEBRUARY 12,  1900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  THE REASONS WHY BULLER  H.  .  ii <  rr-  Failed the Third Time.  Nkw York, February 11.��� A  n irning special from London to  the Tribune says : "There is not  much news this morning as regards  the general .situation in South  Africa. From the latest accounts  of the fighting wliich took place in  connection with general, Buller's  engagement at Vital Kraut/, it appears that a military balloon did  a  ; splendid piece of work in discovering tlio extraordinary artillery  strength developed by tho Boers on  the crest of Doom KloolT. The  heavy guns which they had.sue-';  ceeded in dragging up com manded  i tho road to Ladysntitlt, and had  /..Buller'advanced the consequences  might have been disastrous.  A Boer despatch indicates that  the Ladysmith garrison took advantage of the absence of large numbers of the contending force Avitithe burghers' main army opposed  to general'Buller to try the effect  of a sortie. Possibly general Bullet-is operations were developed with  the intention of bringing about such  a movement. At present no particu-  1'irs are known about it, but heavy  hung has been reported.  A Berlin telegram mentions that  news has been received there of the  complete defeat of the British army  in Crpe Colony ns well as Natal,  but this apparently refers to the reining movements of Buller and  iMacdonald.  Nnw York, February 11.���Isaac  IT Ford, London correspondent of  the Tribune, cables this morning  reviewing the South African war  situation as follows: "The Boer  account of genet al Buller's witli-  dtavial from Vaal Krantx, Avas con-  fit nied yestetday from various  soaices. Mr. Ilartusworth'-. correspondent gives the clearest British  vet'hioii, showing that the retirement of the brigades took place  after dusk on Wednesday night.,  and was completed before daybreak  with'the removal of the pontoons.  Various explanations are offered by  the special correspondents for tin's  third failure to relieve Ladysitiith,  and a speedy resumption of'operations is predicted.  The must plans. il>le theory te that  the   balloon   observers  discovered  1 that Doom Kloof commanded the  load.    All thtvc despatches have a  hollow   sound. .   General    Buller's  third advance, which was  heralded  by a speech to   the   troops   and a  .flourish of the keys to Ladysmith;  has  lacked tho seriousness of genuine warfare.    It wasas well planned  as any Aldorshot mano-uvro, with  a feint and an attack and  tempor-^  ary occupation  of kopjes  exposed  'to an  enfilading,  raking fire from  two higher   hills.     But  now  that  the   forces   ate  wifely  behind  the  Tugela the  essential   character  of  this  sham battle is disclosed.    The  whole movement, Avith general Buller's   previous  proclamation  of it  and   the  heavy  artillery  fire  and  insignificant casualty list, Ipoksjiko.  a     i'ein.   desigr.od   to   divert   the  enemy's attention from the scone of  general   Cohort's   oa. ii  operation...  Military   men   say     that    general  Buller'-. third passage of the Tugela  lias been a curtaiii'-raUor  with  a  prologue, and that the real   drama  Avill rroAV go on at  the front, Avhich  is apparently Modder river.    High  officials who were in tho secret must  have enjoyed reading the London  journals during the  last  ten  days.  Thoy have seemed untiMially cheerful and their  high spirits  tire now  easily   understood.       They   know-  that Buller's sham battle  wan the  opening of lord Robert's campaign,  aud could  smile  over tho seriousness with Avhich it was regarded by  the military writers.  >   "It now remains to be   proved  whether the Avily Dutch have been  duped as easily as the  military experts here.   The object of tho man-  <L��uvre was to prevent the  passage  of Free State troops Avestward to  Bloemfontcin, Avhere  they could bo  irsed against lord Roberts' force.  The Ladysmith garrison has reported that a movement of tho  Dutch forces has been iu progress  during the last Aveek toward tho  Drakensburg range. Possibly this  has been anticipated by the Avest-  Avard march of a portion of Warren's division Avith lord Duudonald's  eavalay, but there are no signs of  this. The bulk of the Dutch force  seems to have awaited Buller's  third advance toward Ladysmith,  and if lord Roberts strikes a series  of blows this Aveek there may not  be time for the Free Staters to tack  across the country. Lord Roberts' i  headquarters are not definitely an- '  nounced, although there is a hint  in ti brief despatch from Modder  river stating that ho hud addressed a fresh remonstrance  to presidents Kruger and Steyn  against the wanton destruction of  property by the Boors in Natal. If  he is there, as seems probable, the  .campaign Avill open either with a  movement toward Kimberley or an  advance upon Bloemfoutein, and  Jacobsdale is likely to be tho earliest  point of attack. He Avill have a  large army with Tucker's division,  general Methuen's force, the Household cavalry and other troops and  will have a railway system of supplies already in operation to Modder  river and tho mule and oxen service  which general Kitchener has been  organizing at Cape Town for additional work eastAvard. There was  no direct confirmation of this theory  of the campaign at midnight, but  it was iuthat quarter that the curtain seemed likely to rise for something like a real military drama.  Additional details of general  MacDotiald's skirmishes and retirement haA'e fully confirmed the view  that it AA*as a reconnaissance designed to cover colonel Broad wood's  march to Sunnyside. Incidentally  it is shown that tho Highland brigade Avas 'in fine fighting form, and  that Macdonald Avas too wary a  general to bo lured into the Boer  ambush Avhich Avas arranged for  him.  There are minor dispatches from"  general     Gatacre's     and     general  French's forces, in  Avhich  no  lhon-  tion   is    made    of    Kelly-Kenny's  division.    Gatacre  still remains on  the defensive, and   the  enemy has  increased his  strength  in front of  French and is in  full  possession of  tho lines of communication  northward.    The  most interesting  incident of Avhich fresh  details  are recounted  is  the   reconnaissance   of  the Australian  troops, with  btisk  skirmishing.    The censorship is too  scientific to  enable one to form an  intelligent judgement,  but   unless  all signs fail the Dutch forces  have  been  concentrating south  of"  the  Orange river, Avhile general Roberts  has beeu msissingtroops at Modder  river for operating against  general  Cronje's army, and Buller has been  conducting a feint. -  The London ATohrnteers have gone  north from Capetown after tin enthusiastic send off.  The Maine has arrived at Capetown from Natal Avith her wards  filled Avith Avounded solders. The  hospital ship committee has made a  stirring appeal to-American Avbmen  to supply a working fund for keeping the Maine iu operation throughout the war at an expense of  $15,000 a month.  PEOPLE OF GREAT BRITAIN  FIGHTING IN SOUTH AFRICA  Suspended For a Day.  J_fODi)i._i_ Rivi'-R, February 10.���  Saturday���Apparently the' 'Boeri_  have brought all their big guns  from Mafeking to shell Kimberley.  Our naval guns shelled Magersfon-  teiu today,_but_tho_Boer guns Avere  ��ilont. It is supposed that the  enemy haA-e withdrawn their artillery. They are blowing up the permanent Avay beyond Morton .siding.  The Boors still man their trenches  but their numbers are apparently  j'cduccd. Tho bulk of their force  has gone to Kimberley or towards  our flank.  The Highlanders returned last  night. Before retiring they found  the bodies of 12 Boers. They believe the losses of the enemy avoi'q  heaA'ior _than those of the1 British  because it is known that in addition  to the dead Boors found, several  had been buried.  Frisk K Camp, February 11.--All  is quiet here today. The British  troops arc resting and.the Boers are  inactiA'o.  Durban, February 11. ��� It is  rumored here that general Joubert  is marching with a column of 5000  men to outflank general Buller.  Loxnox, February 12.���The Piet-  ermarit/.burg correspondent of the  Daily Mai!_, telegraphing yesterday,  says: "Tiie Boers have occupied  Bloy's farm, south of the Tugela,  AA'hich is one hour's ride from  Chieveley and have turned the  homesteads into a hospital.  Confident Through All.  Nkw York, February 11.���In his  Sunday cable letter to the Tribune,  Mr. Isaac Ford, tho London correspondent of the Tribune, discusses  the tone of English, foreign aud  colonial opinion regarding the South  African Avar as follows :  "The English people are bearing  Avith fortitude and steadiness the  trials and burdens of a w.ar  which  they now perceive will bo a prolonged  and exhausting campaign.  The tone of public feeling is loAver  in the west  end of   London than  any where else in the United King-  ' dom.      This  is  because  there are  more idlers there, Avith more leisure  for moping and croaking.     It is in  the great industrial section of England,   Lancashire,   Yorkshire   and  Northirmberland, that public feeling    is    most    buoyant,   and    it  has     found     timely     expression  in     llio     by-election     at      York,  where1 a district naturally Liberal  has gone strongly Unionist on the  single question of fighting the  battle of  the empire.     Even  in  Loudon, with all the complex artillery  problems,    the    .unique';, defensive  Avarfare on the Tugela and all the  disappointments 'pf?:the Ladysmith  entanglement   there is better courage and greater patience.  "���   "The example of the colonies has  been most inspiring and the loyalty of Canada and Australia is convincing  proof that the unity of the  empire is  an issue  for which  the  largest sacrifices of men and treasr  ure can be made with cheerfulness.  It is the "reflex influence of the colonies    that  has  strengthened  the  government and invigorated English opinion ; it inspires the Spectator today with the unique proposal  that parliament shall Arote for  a  monument in the heart  of London  to the men of Canada, Australia,  New   Zealand   and   South   Africa,  Aviio have'fallen in the defence of  the empire.  "Another source of strength and  confidence is lore!" Salisbury If diplo_  macy, which offers a powerful safeguard  against  European intervention.       Whatever    apprehensions  may be entertained on   this subject  by tho English press, which attaches  importance to, every rumor from  Paris, St: Petersburg  and Brussels,  it   is   certain   that   the   ministers  themselves are confident  that the  Europeaiupowers Avill not intervene  oven if the doom of. Ladysmith be  sealed.       Tho    German    emperor  stands   in   the way   of   European  intervention and will  block it.   He  has his own naval* policy to Avork  out   and   his   difficulties   iu   controlling     domestic     opinion,    but'  he   is . strongly"   committed     to  the support of the English in South  Africa and his friendship is a safeguard agaiust meddlesome activity  on the part of Russia and France  inattempting to bring about England's humiliation.     It cannot be  doubted, Avhatcvcr may bethe tone  of the German press, that  the relations of the British and  German  governments hitA'e ne\rer been closer  or more cordial than  at present.  The queen's own inlluencc over the  German emperor and the Russian  empress is an element not to be left  out of account in balancing chances  and probabilities of European  intervention in South Africa."  of holding the/'enemy at bay and  getting out "after dark, which  eventually they did do. The In-  niskillings prevented the enemy  from getting their guns in position.  The Australians lost one man killed  and three wounded.  The convoys haA'e been successfully gotten to Sliugersfontein  today. The British escort having  had several brushes with parties of  from 20 to 80�� boers infesting  the region, lieutenant colonel  Page, with a section of artillery  and 150 horse got, a large convoy  through by shelling the enemy out  of the road. The Boers also outflanked us on the west, placed a  gun in position^t Bastard's Nek,  and fired on o��>e of our outposts,  driving off 1000 sheep.  "In Wednesday's brush, two correspondents, Mr. Hales of the London Daily News, and Mr. Lambie of  Melbourne, fell behind. Mr. Hales,  Avho Avas slightly Avounded, was  captured by/.the Boers and Mr.  Lambie Ava9 .killed. The British  took two.prisoners."  Rensburg," February 10.���The  Boers today, shelled the British  camp, but with little effect.  BULLER IS FULLY TRUSTED  GENERAL BULLER RETIRED  S  S  Two Local Items.  A heaAy gale of Avind prevailed  on the hike yesterday and the  Avater passage Avas decidedly uncomfortable.  An entertainment Avill be given  iu the First Baptist church on Wednesday evening. It aaiII partake  of the nature of a farewell to Rev.  C W. Rose the retiring pastor*.  When Asked to Surrender.  Ren'SDURG, February 10.���The  Boers outflanked the British yesterday. A considerable force of  the enemy was threatening the  British columns, betAVeen Rensburg  and Slingersfontein, twelve miles  distant, and during a reconnaissance by some Inniskillings and  twenty Australians from Slingersfontein the Boers were discovered  attempting to get a gun in position  to shell the British camp. The  Australians, having come into A'ery  elo&e contact with the enemy, took  eoArer under a hill about 9000 yards  from the camp, Thereupon the  Boers took up a position Avith a  view of preventing their retirement. Some burghers got Avithin  200 yards of the Australians and  called upon them to surrender.  They replied by fixing bayonets  and shouting defiance. Sergeant  Edwards and tAvo men made a dash  and, galloping under a hot fire,  passed a number of hills held by  the Boers and took word that the  Australians were safe and confident  ,;'   By All His Army.  London, February 12.���Mr. Winston Churchill sends from Frere  Camp to the Morning Post a long  review of the situation. He says  general Buller always thought it  impossible to hold the triangle of  Natal north of the Tugela, but the  initial mistake was made owing to  the miscalculation of the Boer  strength, and the fact"*that millions  worth of stores had been collected  at Ladysmith.' He regarded the  relief of Ladysmith as a forlorn  hope and he did not feel justified  in ordering a subordinate to perform such a task.  The absence "of good maps., has  cost much blood. An attempt to  thrust an enemy..from -Brakfontein  or' Doorn^, Klqof ^w.iuld'. have cost  3000 meri'"and''since"'at' least two"  brigades must keep the door behind  us too few Avould haAre remained to  force the way to Ladysmith. Moreover, general Buller remembers thac  his army is the only army for the  defence of the rest of Natal. Therefore he deeided to AvithdraAV and to  try elsewhere.  Another fierce attempt will be  made to force "the Tugela. Great  Britain' must recognize the ugly  fact that the relief of Ladysmith  would strain an army of 50,000 men  and that 100,000 Avould not be too  many men. The country therefore  must be prepared for a heavy loss  and perhaps for disappointment.  Remembering that considerations  of honor more than policy demand  the ceaseless effort to relieve Ladysmith, the whole army, despite dis-  apointments and the retreat,  regards general Buller Avith a sympathy and trust, such as are seldom  seen_ _ eA'en _in _fortuuate_cireum-_  stance.--. Tho future of southern  Natal is our important consideration. The necessity of obtaining  control of Dalegoa Bay is very apparent. The ingress of foreigners  and war material is ceaseless.  Surely a settlement Avith Portugal  would be only a question of money.  Because He Had To.  London, February 12���4.40 a. m.  ���The latest dispatches from the  front showing the real reasons for  general Buller's retirement and his  intention to try again, quite destroy the comforting and ingenious  theory that the movement Avas an  elaborate feint to facilitate the  main advance of lord Roberts, a  theory which obtained acceptance  largely because of Mr. Balfour's  misleading statement to parliament. .".''-..''  No word has yet been issued,  from the Avar office regarding general Buller's latest attempt, although the correspondents are.  allowed to telegraph with a fair  amount of freedom, and thus far a  partial list of casualties has been  published.  The dating of messages from  Frere camp m_ty indicate that general Buller-haS'. withdrawn . all his  forces there.  The London newspapers, having  become accustomed to checks, main-;  tain a hopeful tone,  but  the  situation   is   much  more   threatening  than it seemed to be  a week: ago.  Proofs of tiie terrible strength and  mobility of the  Boer artillery, together with the rumor that general  Joubert is takingthe initiative with',  the object of cutting general  Bui-;  ler's communications are in no way  .'reassuring. - Even the most sanguine"  persons begin to see that it is quite:  hopeless   to   expect   the   relief of  Ladysmith, Avhile it is clear that if_  it be impossible for Buller to reach  Ladysmith, it is equally impossible  for the garrison, exhausted by sickness and privation,  to, cut a Avay  out.  Reports of the Boer advance  through Zululand are disquieting.  If they should be able to strike at  Grey town, general Buller Avould be  compelled to turn his attention to  the eastern side of Natal.  The fact" that* lord Roberts arrived at- Modder. River-on Friday  seems to show that he has been on  a round of inspection of the chief  commands and the main advanceis  not so near as had been supposed.  Startling intelligence comes from  Kimberley in the Cape neAVspapers  just received by mail in London.  It appears that since January 8th,  the rations at Kimberley have been  for the most part horse flesh, -so  repugnant to Avomen aud children.  had become excited over Anglo-  phobe articles published by the  Liwa, which praised the Transvaal  and advised the Egyptians to take  advantage of British distractious in  South Africa. None of the senior  officers are in auy way implicated.  A court of inquiry Avill sit immediately to iri\'estigate the affair.  DR. LEYDS' SPENDING MONEY  GOVERNMENT FOR  HAWAII  Has Been Decided On.  Washington, February 11.���Re-  presentative W. S. Knox of Massachusetts,   chairman   of  the   house  committee  on territories, has completed his report upon the. bill for  the creation of a territorial form of  -government in Hawaii and it Avill  be  submitted   to    the '.house .'tomorrow.    The form of government  proposed is territorial in form---a  governor, a secretary, both appoint-  by the president, and a treasurer,  attorney general, commissioners of  agriculture  and  forestry,  superintendent of public Avorks, superintendent    of    public      instruction,  airditor and deputy auditor, surveyor and high sheriff, appointed  by the governor.  ,,; The legislature is provided, consisting of��a- senate and house ?of  representatives elected by the people. The territory is to be represented by" a delegate in congress.  The territory is made a judicial district of the United States with a  district court, with the judicial  power of the territory invested iu  a supreme court and in superior  courts to be established by the legislature. The constitution and laAvs  of the United States, locally applicable, are extended over the new  territory and tlio laws of Hawaii  consistent Avith the constitution or  the laAvs of the United States are  .continued in force. The territory  is made a customs and revenue district and becomes subject to the  laAvs of the United-States.  BOERS' FLANK MOVEMENT  Transvaal Needs no Money.  Brussels, February 11.���The  Petit Bleu publishes the report of  an interview Avith l)r. Leyds, in the  course of which tho "representative  of the South African republics  denies that his recent visit to Berlin  had reference to obtaining1 a loan  for the Transvaal Avhich is not in  pressing need of money.  Regarding general Buller, Dr.  Leyds says he believes the movement had been a diversion intended  to coArcr a greater effort by lord  Roberts directed against the Free  State, the invasion of Avhich Avould  be disputed foot by- foot. The  Boers, he declares, Avere prepared  for this invasion and had a complete  plan of defence,  Train Robbers Foiled.  Perky, Oklahoma Territory, February 11,���An attempt A\as made  to hold up a south bound passenger  train on the Atchison, Topeka k  Santa Fo railway, a mile north of  here today. The bell cord Avas  pulled and the train Avas slowing  doAvn Avhen the engineer noticed  several masked men standing near  the track. lie opened the throttle  and the train da=hed by the would-  be robbers, who made a futile  attempt to board it. Officer's are  in pursuit of the men.  % Repulsed by Clements.  London, February 11.���Midnight  ���The Avar office has just issued'the  folloAving despatch dated today  from the general commanding at  Cape Town: *  "Clements reports from Rensburg  that on Friday, February 9th the  Boers tried to turn his right Hank,  but Avere driven off". His position is  maintained and the casualties  Avere .small. Kimberley reports  that the Boer fighting force AA'as  apparently increased on Wednesday, February 7. Next day the  Boers commenced the construction  of trenches to the east, nearly  parallel to the glaci.sand 40U0 yards  from the I Vernier mines. A nat'iA'e  reporter! that ho accompanied some  Boers Avho left Mafeking for Kim-  berloy, carrying Avith theni a six  inch gun and a quick firing field  gun. The former opened lire ou  Kimberley, Otherwise the .situation is unchanged."  Two Affairs of Outposts.  Iti-NHi-i*..--, February 11.��� Out of  a patrol from Tjustantein, under  captain Hamilton,composed of eight  Tasmanians and eignt of general  French's scouts, only two Tasmanians and three .scouts returned, the  others were captured by the Boers  Rb.v.siju'rg, February 11. ���A  picket of five Victorian Rifles after  holding a post for some hours yesterday avjis forced to retire, the  Boers getting on a *hill and firing  down upon them. Three Avere  slightly wounded,one i.s missing and  one escaped unhurt.  No Seniors Implicated.  Cairo, February 11. -Official investigation shows that only a few  of the Egyptian officers, all young  men, AA'ere involved in trouble with  the two Soudanese battalions whom  they had advised not to obey the  order to give up' cartridges, it  seems that the implicated officers  ROBERTS AT MODDER RIVER  Highlanders Complimented,  Modder River, February 10.������  Lord Roberts is here. l7pon appearing before the troops on Friday  he AA'as enthusiastically cheered.  He visited the camp of the Highlanders this morning and complimented general Macdonald and his  men on their steady conduct at  Kodoosoberg drift.  Will Sue For Forfeit Money,  San Francisco, February. 11-.���  The news that the Corbetfc-Jeffrie3  fight Avould not take place in this  city came as a great surprise to 3.  D. O'ibbs, manager of the National  club. He said it confirms the feeling he had all along that the  backers of Uorbetfcand Jeffries were  not sincere in their negotiations  Avith the National'club. They used  it to get better terms iu the eastern  _s.��tes,_ "We AyilLbringsuit for the.  $5000 forfeit money " he said.  Molineux Takes it Easy.  XiowYork, February 11,���Roland  B. Molineux, who Avas convicted of  the murder of Mrs. Katherine J.  Adams, was said today by Avarden  Hagcn, to have slept as calmly on  Saturday night as he. did on any  other night mince his confinement in  the Tombs which began nearly a  year ago, ami the verdict of the  jury pronounced on Saturday night,  tho warden said, did not seem to  haA'e in the least effected Molineux,  Fire in San Salvador.  San FkancI-sco; February II.���A  cablegram from San Sah'ador,  Central America, states that that  city lias been visited by a fire, the  total loss by Avhich is estimtited tit  .$1,000,000. The fire broke out in  the block facing the cathedral on  the Plaza des Armas, and close to  the government building. Among  the buildings destroyed were the  store and warehouse of Leo Levin  of this city-  Canadian News Briefs.  Messrs Bourque <fc Desriverer of  OttaAA'a, have secured the contract  for tho erection at Ncav Westminster of the Federal buildings  Avhich Avere destroyed by fire. The  contract price for the buildings is  said to be about $50,000.  Sir Charles Tupper, who leads the  opposition to the government in  tho Canadian house of commons  has been irn-ited to address a public  meeting in Boston next month in  aid of the British South African  patriotic fund.    He has accepted,     i  Is Being Cut Down.  London, February 11.���The Brussels   correspondent   of   the   Globe  writes: When Mr-. <3hamberlain demanded   the   suppression   of    the  Brussels office of Messrs. Kruger &  Co's agent in  Europe ho  aa*us Avell  advised.   He kuew Avhat mischief  had been done aud AA'as likely to bo  done by the clever, plausible little  Dutch schoolmaster Avho for seA'eral  years AA'as Kruger's right hand. Dr.  Leyds  had  a  finger,  and  often a  thumb, too, in the Kruger pie.    He  assisted the president in his political  and  commercial  jobs,  and   he  takes to himself much of the credit  for the present invasion of British  territory.    "The  United  States of  South Africa" has long been one of  his  dreams,  and he  undertook  to  prepare Europe for a  transference  of supremacy from British to Dutch  hands. Most of the AA'ar material uoav  being used against  us AA'as brought  through  Leyds' office; he  has subsidised people and newspapers and  has scattered secret service money  right and left. >.-:- He has now received his first check in  that direction,  for   the  -government.-at   Pretoria  have   notified   him  .that  he  must  reduce his expenses during the continuance of the Avar. "  Leyds'   first   step   has   been   to'  cut'.'-down     the  ��� salaries     of   his ���  staff,   and   there   is   consequently  discontent   in   the   offices    in   tho  Rue de LiA'ourne.   He employs ten  secretaries, clerks and press agents,  the latest addition  to  his  service '  being   the  young Dutchman  avIio  was, until the outbreak  of  hostilities, the consul for the TransA'aal iu  Loudon. That he finds them plenty  to do is evident, for the  lights  are  often burning past midnight.   The  Rue de Livourne is  a  long  street,  running parallel  with  the  avenue  Louise,   in   the   most   fashionable  quarter of Brussels.   Until the last'  few   days -No.  S    in    this    street  has    beeu    i< simply    distinguished   l  by    a    kind    of    barber's      pole  painted spirally in red, white, blue   ~  and green ; but now there have beeu  attached to the door two big brass  plates bearing oue in French and  theother in Flemish the notice that  it is the eh"chanceilerien of the lega^  tion of the South'African Republic."  ,  The   agent  of  the  Transvaal  has  often  laid the flattering unction to  his  soul  that he Avas a full blowu  minister plenipotentary (unrecognized) and delights to" be  addressed  at   his excellency,  but  this public  claim   for-   a     legation     is      jkjw  made       for      the       first       tinro  and       follows    1   his      insistence  that her*majesfcy"s goA'ernment has _  officially rccognivied  the Transvaal .  as an independent power.    As brass  plates are  taxed in Belgium and  therefore  come  under  the   official  eye, these two may be ihe means of  drawing attention  to  Leyds'.- pre- '  tensions and they may serve to got  him into trouble,    i do  not  think,  hoAvever, that they arc evidence-of  recent extraA"agance,-for they bear ���  that  peculiar  dull  brown   tarnish  Avhich brass acquires  when   it  has  been put aside for some Lime.    \_\ro  doubt the plates Ave re made many  months   ago,   and   the  present  is  held  to   be   an   appropriate   time  for    bringing    them     forth    and  making    a    little    demonstration.  He makes  no  secret of hi->  firm  belief that triumph will finally rest  with the-Boers, hut the tightening  of the String?, of the  secret  service  purse is no doubt causing hjm just  now one or two moments of inquietude.    But ho has not lost his ..mile.   ,  Tin* doctor's private apartment is  in tho Hue de Florence, a street that  intersects the Rue de Livourne at a  point   about   one    hundred   yards  from the "Chancellerie."    Two  detectives   are    generally    ou   duty  somewhere near, and  AVheit neither  of them is to be seen about at dinner  time  it  is  a sign that "The Minister," is iiAvtiy on oue of  his   tiryste-  .  1'ious missions, for he  is  shadowed  Avherover lie goes.    If anyone  had  collected all the false news that had  been circulated from the "Legation"  office since the Avar began it Avould  uoav make curious  reading.   "Mafeking   has   been   in   flame-.,   Lady  hinith   has    three    times    capitulated,   Sir    Redvers    Buller    Ava-*  assassinated the day  he  lauded at  Cape Town, ��ir George  White had  resigned   his   command,   and    the  Dutch in Cape Colony had  risen in  rebellion aud joined the Boers in a  body.     To   see   the*   latter report  verified was one of Dr'. Leyds." fondest  hopes; and  it  is a  bitter disappointment  that his  schemes in  that direction ha\c  not been sue--  eessfuL  I  frfc:^-_.:.:>;.p^^_vV.__  i'-n-.~^e:-0^^li^fst/^^k^t^hiiKMSM  #&i&imMf%g THE TKIBTJNE:  NELSON B. C. MONDAY FEBI.TJARY  12, 1900  $5-Spi��ing Suits-$5  Now is a good time to select your spring suit or overcoat.   It may scorn a little  early, It tit. butler buy early than wait until lines arc broken.   AVe have just received a Iui'ko shipment of suits and light overcoats, and will sell you t-eige and  tweed S'lits for n on from $_> up.  See our Regent, s. trcet suits for young men, the newest thing out.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  >  The administration of Cuba and  the Philippine  Islands, as colonies  of the United  States,  promises  to  bo   even  more   difiicult   than  the  taking of them from Spain, and the  suppression   of   tho    insurrections  Avhich marked their transfer.     The  ... acquisition of these  territories by  the United States has, it is claimed,  ���������-opened tho way for capitalists to  utilize the cheap labor of both Cuba  -and;the Philippines, and at the same  ti mo take advantage of the United  States tariff.    This neAV condition is  even now beginning  to create uneasiness among the Avorkingmen of  the United States.     They  aro no  longer the ardent expansionists of  a few months ago, and strenuous  efforts are being made  to prevent  any lessening of   the  duties  upon  "manufactures from either Cuba or  the Philippines.    It is easy to comprehend the ha\'OC Avhich the proposed tariff chauges Avould involve,  but unhappily ,the United States  author i ties disagree as to the legal i ty  of maintaining tariffs  against the  colonies, and it is said the question  will have to go to the superior court  Should the court uphold the contention    that   existing  duties   are  illegal, Canadians Avill become interested at once.     A tariff, Avhich  ensures the Cauadian artisan protection against American competition, Avould  altogether fail  if the  coolieof Cuba orthe Philippines Avere  substituted for the American.     No  matter Avhat the immediate outcome  of the question may be, the colonial  entanglements of the United States  must tend to strengthen the position  of   the  protectionists  of  the  Dominion,    and    the    free > trade  preached   during   the last federal  elections    AA'ill   become   eA'en    less  alluring than before.  ure is to relieA'e tho goA'ernment to  a certain extent from  the responsibility of furnishing tho children of  incorporated cities with a common  school  education.    Tlio bill  makes  three classifications of the cities of  the    province���first,    second    and  third���based    upon    their    school  attendance,   and   upon   the   cities  taking over and defraying the cost  of the schools the government pays  a  per  capita allowance  upon   the  average school attendance.    In the  case of first-class  cities the government per capitals $10, second-class  $15, aud   third-class  $20.    All   the  cities of the  interior  are rated as  third-class, so that they Avill bo entitled to  receive from   the government a per capita grant of $20 per  annum   upon   their   actual   school  attendance.    The   cities   will   also  receive the school lands and  buildings, at present held by the croAvn,  Avithiu  their limits.    VieAved as a  commencement iu the remodelling  of the educational system, the present measure cannot fail to give  satisfactiorr.    It may  be accepted  as the inauguration of   a system  Avhich will eventually relieve  the  province altogether in  the  matter  of providing a. common  school education for the children of incorporated ci tie3.  "ready been promised by the worthy  president of your company. In  this connection the railway development that has taken plaee  since your advent as superintendent  at Nelson must have been a source  of satisfaction to you.  " We appreciate tho fact that by  your departure Ave are losing a good  citizen, a faithful and zealous  though obliging railway official aud  a true friend, and avc beg of you to  accept the accompanying small  token of our good will and esteem  and Avish you and yours eA'ery prosperity iir your new home."  Mr. Beasley replied modestly and  ^UDS0N'S~BAY^  COMPANY.  fr%i^-^^-^-^-^-^->^-^-^-^''^'^'^'*<''^-^  Mr  ib  tt* efts** -.*�� e���� *jr.  NOVELTY     *  iff  iti  iff  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  %  DRESS  GOODS  aaaaaaaa-aaaa*  m  m  ���u  m  m  it.  m  if  iff  36 BAKER STREET, NELSON  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ��*********:�� 3  NEW  SPRING  GOODS  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ib  v./  ib  ib  ib  Our Whitewear Sale being such a great success we still offer greater  *  reductions5in all departments this coming week  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  INCORPORATED 1670.  Just Received  A CARLOAD OF CHOICE  VEGETABLES.  Sweet Potatoes  Parsnips  Potatoes  Cabbages  Carrots  Turnips  Beets  Onions  HUDSON'S BAY CO.  'The people of Canada will find no  fault Avith the federal government's  policy in   asking   the commons to  vote two million dollars for   military purposes   in  connection Avith  the a. ar in tho Transvaal.     They  ai ill not complain if this amount is  found to be insufficient?"' and-a further grant   is asked 'for.    Where  ever volunteers have   been called  for throughout the  Dominion, ten  have responded for   every place to  be filled.    Canadians   have   shown  their eagerne&s to serve, and   those  who   remain   behind   are   equally  Avilling to pay what is necessary to  keep the men iu the field.    What  "the federaln govern merit-should���do  ia to make it clear that the  men  who volunteer for service in South  Africa are tho representatives of  tho Dominion of Canada, and tluit  the government of Canada Avill see  to it that they, and those dependent upon them, Avill' be Avell provided for.   11 should not bo neeet-  saty for private individuals to contribute one cent, and ib is scarcely  in keeping with  Canada's dignity  that   they   should.     The   practico  creates* the impression that tho government is niggardly in  its provision  for the  Dominion  volunteers,  and it likens them to  so. many assisted immigrants.  Till-  Ilossland Becoid is  beginning  to  sIioav  its  true  colors.    It  Avill soon be an open enemy  of the  men avIio   Avoik for  Avages.     The  Record is OAvned by ultra-Conservatives, Avho are booming C. II. Mackintosh for the seat in the house of  commons now occupied by Hewitt  Bostock.    With such  a candidate  and the backing of men like the  owners of the Record, the Conservatives aie bratea before the fight  commences.  The Semlin government has  .made a move in the matter of reforming the educational system of  the province, a*id a bill has beer-  introduced in the legislature to  this end.   The obji ct of the mens-  H. E. BEASLEY RECEIVES A  Royal Send Off.  II. E. Beasley, superintendent of  this division of the C. P. R., received a splendid send off on Saturday night in commemoration of his  promotion to the ^president's oilioe  at Montreal. A very large number  of people AA'ere present, including  practically all the local employees  of the C P. R., and a very pleasant  evening was spent; F. W. Peters  took the chair and kept things  things going in lively fash ion. The  feature of the evening was, of  course, ihe presentation to Mr.  Beasley, but the* guests were also  entertained with numerous good'  songs and good though _ short  speeches and regaled with excellent  cigars, whiskey and beer*.  On tho health 'of the guest of the  evening   boiug   proposed   by   the  chairman, John Hamilton, the local  trainmaster, advanced with an ad-1  dress signed by nearly one hundred  employees-of   the  company, who  weie presenting Mr. Beasley with,  an extremely hftudsorne gold \A*ateb,  chain and locket set Avith diamonds,  lie made a short speech in Avhich he  referred to his many years' association Avith Mv. Beasley and the harmony which had always prevailed.  Captain McMorr is followed and-pre--  sented a very handsome silver tea  service on behalf of the officers of  the Columbia and Kootenay steamers. It consisted of a teapot, coffeepot,  sugar bowl, cream jug, spoon  holder and soup tureen on a silver  tray, which AA'as suitably .engraved.  Captain McMorris accompanied the  gift Avith a few Avords expressive of  the esteem in Avhich Mr,  Beasley  was held by tliesteamhoatmen and  wishing him God speed.    Next W.  A,   Macdonald,  Q C,  presented a  purse   of   gold   on  behalf  of the  citizens, AA'hich was accompanied by  an address signed by '15 prominent  Nelson   men.     The   address is as  follows:  Fki.i_ua.-Y, 10th, 1000.  "II. E. Beasley, Superintendent  C. P. It., Nelson���Dear sir: It is  Avith regret avc learn of your intended departure for eastern Canada  and the severance of your connection Avith the city of Nelson, We  are, however, pleased to know that  this change is caused by a further  recognition of your" valuable ser-  A'iccs by the railway company Avith  which you have been so long connected.  "Your services in ^reconstruction  of the main line of the C. P. It. from  hike Superior to the Pacific coast,  and the operation of such system  after its construction and your present position iu connection AA'ith the  Kootenay branches of that system  of the railway, have given you an  experience Avhich must bo of grear.  benefit to the re&ideuts of that part  of Cauada, so that you Avill bj  able to lend your assistance and  knowledge towards the further  railway construction Avhich has al-  Telcphone'13  Thatjjough  The first dose of our  Syrup White Pine and  Tar will relieve it~a bot-  -_.  tie. will cure it. , <  For the lungs and to  build up the system lake  our EMULSION of COD  LIVER OIL, large bottles 75 cents. v '  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  Coiiimeiiciii  ib  Our buyer, Mr. Irvine, is in the east  purchasing Spring Goods, and  in order to  make room we will  give our customers great  bargains  Canada Drug & Book Co.  KELSON  HALGYOIN WATER  IS INO EXPEK IMS-NT.  Tho  medici-i..!    \aluc.   o��    HALCYON  AVA1 IClt Ii.is  been, proven.  Halcyon Water Is Bottled Properly.  Vernon Street   ^ItOfpe ��S_ Co.  H. D.  ASHOROFT   BLACKSMITH ING   AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repair!nf; prrinp.ly atlfl-idod to by s  firnt-ciftHi. wheelwright.  Special attention Klvoti to all kindR of ropaitv  IrK and ciihlnm wck from outside point-..  Shop:   Hall .St., lie! ween l.akcr and Vernon  SMOKE  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  . _  Cloak, and Suit Department  Ladies' Jackets $3, former price $6  Ladies' Jackets $4, former price $7.50  Ladies' Jackets $5, former price $8  Ladies' Jackets $6, former price $10  Ladies' Jackets $8, former price $12  Tailor-made Suits from $5 to $25  Navy and Black Serge Skirts from $3 to $7  Plain  and  Fancy  Brillianteen   Skirts  from  $2 50 to $6  A. few. Tweed and  Fancy Plaid  Skirts at  prices to clear  Furnishing Department  New Spring * Carpets and Draperies, .Rugs  and Mattings, Oil Cloths and Linoleums,  Lace Curtains and Window Blinds, made  and hung free of charge  Dress Goods Department  In order to clear this department we will  sell at less than half price lengths suitable for waists, skirts and dresses  Black Wool Crepons, and Serges in Black  and Colors, from 25c up  Henriettas in Black and colors, 30c up  Camel's Hair Chevoit suitings and Tailor-  made Suitings of all kinds  High-class Novelty Dress Goods, also Black  and Colored Silks for skirts and dresses  Don't miss this great bargain sale  \./  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  Bargains  50 dozen Ladies' Hemstiched Handkerchiefs  at 50c per dozen or 5 c each  Ladies' Silk Blouses and Underskirts at very-  -    low prices, . ,   -���  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  fl. *��  ,j Buiierick Patterns *  m Send for"         __<  if. _w  �� Fashion Sheet     ��  iS ��    *  36 BAKER STREET, NELSON  Fred Irvine & Co.  *       Mail Orders  i��        Prompt'y  $      Attended to   .  Ht  ��_��  _W  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ���Ht  _V  &  FS tt __ *** _r* * *��* 6*  ib  ib  ib  ib  \.)  ib  ib  ^^^^P^^^^^^gH^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ROYAY SEAL  AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Gigar Mfg. Go  NKLSOV,  -.KIT-.'-- COLUMIIIA  Gait  attributed any 'success he might  have attained laygely tu the hearty  manner in which his co-workeis  had co-operated "vvifch him. He cx-  pi'essed__his regret. Jat leaving Nel-  ��cni, where~he had" beei_-i_rovio.is_y  unaware he had so many friends.  The healths of captain Troup and  Mr. Peters were also drunk, and  there was tlio usual toast list which  brought forth speeches from W. It.  Maelnnis, general freight agent,  J. A. Sullivan. D. O. Lewis, Hon. C.  II. Mackintosh,'Drr Bowes and Dr  Arthur. Tho music was supplied  by Uerr Steiner's orchestra, and  songs were sung by Ouorge Kydd,  Melville Parry, J. Devlin, (J. B.  Winter and Onslow Newling, Nelson's well known quartette, con-  sistingof Prosser, Caldwell, Hardie  and Thompson also sang. A pleas-  anter and more successful evening  was rarely, if ever, experienced in  Nelson.  The best value for the money in the rnaiket  for all purnoie..  ti.rmb'oash      XV. P. TiH-Xi-V, General Agent  Telephone 117.    Ollice wilh C. U. J. Christie.  W��� Starmer Srqith & Co.  PAPER HANGER, GLAZIER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ollleo Ward Slice!, Opposite Ojicia IIoiico  T  ?  Haiti Coil  Anttn'.-Uio  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.65|&��fsNcst   $6.15  DELIVERED  TELIJ'HONK  83  G. W. West & Go.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  NELSON. B. C.  A hoarding ancl day school conducted "bj the  Ststeisof KI. Joseph of Peace. It is situated at  the corner of IWiil and Josephine -.treet1. iu oicof  the best lchidcntial portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from nil jiarls of the city.  Thecourieof study includes the fundameiit-il  and higher l-i-MichO-i of Ihoiough I'-iiglisheducation: Uiiiinesh course���bookkeeping, stenography nnd typo.vutuig. Science couisc���iiuiiio;  \ dc .tl and instrumental, dinvriiig, etc. Plain ai t  and needlework, elc.  For teims and .particulars apply to tho Sister  Superior. i  'ill open her  Kindergarten and  primal y hchool in  I'HJfl JSNGLISK  CHURCH school  room on the 2nd of January, WOO. For IcrniN and  all particulars apply to MISS PAliMKIE,  Al residence of .Mis. J. H. Itobortson, Baker  Sticet West.  THREE NIGHTS  A v eok spent at the Mclfion Busmen Col-  lego will nuke a ISooltkecper or Shoit-  liand ..iitoi of you befoic hpnng. Tij it.  The Nelson  Saw and Planing  Mills, Limited.  Are prepared to furnish by rail, barge or teams  Dimension lumber* Rough and Dressed  Lumber, Local and Coast Ceiling, Local and  Coast Flooring, Double Dressed Coast Cedar,  Rustic, Shiplap, Stepping, Door Jambs, Pine  and Cedar Casings, Window Stiles, Turned  Work, Band-sawing, Brackets, Newel Posts,  Turned Veranda Posts, Store Fronts, Doors,  Windows and Glass.  Get prices before purchasing elsewhere  Bool( Binding  AND  BooI( Making  The Tribune has a thoroughly equipped Book Bindery in  connection with its job printing" department. All kinds of  books maaufactured to order,  and any kind of binding or  rebinding done on short notice  Victoria  Sticet  NELSON BUSINESS COLLEGE  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NKLSON, B. O.  Coffee roaBters and dealors in Toft and CofTop.  Oiler fresh roasted coiree of best quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maeha, per pound $  40  Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pounds  1 00  Fine Santos,i pounds  1 JO  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  J GO  Our Special Blend, 6 pounds  1 00  Our Rio Roast, 8 pounds  1 00  .    A trial order solicited.  Salesroom 2 doorb cast  Oilkc and Mills corner Hall mid Fnonti Streets, Kelwra jj of Oddfellows block, West Baiter sticet.  anin  m***sr   �� e j "1  s, Limited.  sooiation,  BURNS BLOCK .ii-_i��iiMi_nii--_---___-__---__---_t-_g_-i--_----*a  W ;  Iv'K  :-  II  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSONB.C, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up.. $12,COO,000  REST     6,000,000  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drumiiioiid Vice-President  K. S. Olou.ston General Manager  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLOMBIA  NELSON  NELSON BRANCH  Norlhwcst Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  Branches in London (England) Nkw Yohk,  Chicago, and all tlio principal cities in Canada.  Hiiy and sell Sterling  Transfers,  (���mill.   Commercial  Kxcliango and Cable  Travelers'   Credits,  and  available Iu any part of llio world.  Drafts 1k.sii._1, Collections Made, Ktc.  Savings Bank Branch  CIIKIII ST UV'IK 01'"  IN'TI KI SI'  I'AII).  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W/. T.  .offer, and stating that he-could not  consistently accept the position  from the Americans without exposing himself to the accusation of  treason from, the Filipinos.  AN IMPERIAL' COUNCIL-  A   MAN   OF   ACTION.  No other man in the  Philippines  occupied such a distinctive place in  tho   minds  of the .soldiers  as  did  general Lawtou.    He was known as  an aggressive, tireless lighter.    His  name became a synonym of ten ilk-  energy and splendid courage.    The  word Lawton brought to  the mind  ,a picture of battles, of soldiers  advancing aud  of   insurgents   being  driven   back.    His figure  and per-  sonnlity added to the picture.    lie  was  0   feet <l,  strong   and acti.e,  with  a face tanned  by exposure, a  mustache   nearly  white  and  dark  eyes   that  were always  twinkling  amiably.       Generally   he   wore   a  khaki uniform which had faded until it was nearly white.    Instead of  the usual felt campaign  hat he  always  wore a white helmet,  which  added   to  his height and made  his  tall, striking, soldierly figure  even  "more commanding and  impressive.  Having once  seen general  Lawton  one would never forget him.  The general .had, more than any  other   of-icor    here,  the    Qualities  which made him invaluable  in conducting the so t of campaign which  has   been   needed   here.    Ho   was  quick   to seize an  advantage  and  carried    his    movements   through  with   irresistible   spirit and  dash.  He had endless  patience and  inexhaustible  energy.    The  only times  < I ever saw him exhibit any irritation  was  when  parts of his  command were not moving as quickly  as they "should.    He  would  push a  movement through, in  spite  of ob-  sttyclc-", wheie many a commander  would   leport the   tno\cnionl   iin-  �� possible.     He" succeeded  by  sheer  force  of  determination   and   will.  When the roadd were hub  deep iu  m tuMic would per__onnlly direct the  extrication of carts from the mho,  because ho foil that tho work would  be accomplished quicker.    It --was  'not'a   major-general's   work,   but  Lawton lost sight of official dignity  whenever he  thought the expedition would' be  helped  by his  personal attention'to small details.  At night, after a day of wearisome woik, he would hang over his  map1- until long after, tlio whole  camp was silent and asleep, and in  i he morning lie would be up and  stirring among the very earliest.  During the figliting he would be on  the firing line directing the placing  and moving of troops. It is doubtless true that he needlessly exposed  himself and took desperate chances  which he might have avoided.  Members of his staff had tiied to  persuade him to be more cautious.  "This is dangerous business," he  onee said to captain King, "and we  "have "to take chances, "The-only  way you can see what is going ou  is by getting to the front, and of  course you run tisks when you get  up there. Fou can't direct a fight  that you can't see, and you can't  see a fight without getting within  thobullet v.one,"  Perhaps he had come to believe  that he bore a charmed life. But  \?oung, his chief of scouts, thought  tho same, and he .was killed. And  Harrington, too, who became tho  chief of scouts after Young was hit,  was morally certain that ho would  never be killed in battle. So confident was he in this respect that ho  courted death until his courage became a soureo of wonder and  amazement to his companions, lie  used to take tho most desperate  chances when under llie, for he  thought he boic a charmed life.  Hut oue day after a fight was over  he lay down to rest under a tree,  aud a stray bullet, fired from a  very long range, came his way and  killed him instantly as he slept.  *Or perhaps geueral Lawtou  thought, if such a thing as the consideration of personal danger ever  occurred to him, that in these Philippine skirmishes the casualties are  ratoly over ten per cent of the men  engaged, and that the chance of  being hit i_> therefore compaiativoly  slight.  When the conditions of the campaign hero made it necessary for  general Lawtou to endure a term  of idleness he would employ his  time by mapping out new movements for the consideration of general Otis. He was restless and impatient under forced inactivity-  It has beeu said that the   Filipinos lost one of their best friends  when the general was killed.   This  is  partly   true.     No   other officer  hero was as well known and  well  liked by the Filipinos.    He was the  Iirst   to install a local munLipal  government, and  afterward  direct  tho  installation  of a great many  more.    The natives learned to trust  him.    Ho  was magnanimous to the  families  of   the   insurgents,    aud  divided   big  stores of captured rice  and provisions among tho destitute  people    in   the   districts   through  which   his   column went.    He did  everything  to lessen the misery of  the people, and while he fought the  insui gents  telentlessly as  long as  they   weie in evidence, he fed their  families thencctdayand established  law   and   older   in   the   captured  towns.      The   Filipinos    had good  reason   to  like him,   even  though  they knew he was the American  to  be  most   feared   in  fighting.     He  was extremely severe Avith  looters,  The soldiers  in  his  columns knew  this and had been solemnly warned  of the  consequences   they    would  suffer   if   caught   looting.      As   a  result  there was almost no looting  or  vandalism    in    an    expedition  directed  by  the  general,  and the  men who were caught looting were  summarily punished. The homes and  property  of the   natives   suffered  veiy little through the  occupation  by  our  troop",  and  as a result of  this then; confidence in general Lav. -  ton grew.  The first time I saw the general  was in his headquarters in Manila  late in March, lie had been restless for days at his inactivity and  was eager to get in the field. Soon  after this general MacArthur began  the advance on Malolos, and during  these thiilling times Lawton was  obliged to sit passively, at his headquarters, impatient, restless and  rather bitter.  "1 would rather be carrying a  musket than be sitting in here doing nothing," he said one day.  At.that time there was a good  deal of gossip in Manilla to the effect that geneial Lawton was being  .side-tracked. It .was certainly inexplicable that the 1st division  should bo kept inactive during  weeks of fine, dry weather. Outwardly, though, the general concealed his impatience as well as he  was able to, and, like a true soldier,  ��� ho,, waited for orders. J never heard  him utter a word of critici&m  against the ones responsible for his  inactivity. In April he was given  an opportunity, and it is history  how lie conducted himself.  General Lawton was a great strategist. He captured positions by  tricks and clever manoeuvering  ralhei than by bucking heavily into  the enemy and overwhelming them.  Ho was a great flanker. In nearly  all of the plans which he arranged  he seized evci y opportunity for a  flanking movement. His style of  fighting was one which cost him  few men and enabled him to deal  heavy blows ou the insurgents. He  realized that the Filipinos do not  know how to protect "tlieir flanks,"  aud realized that the mere thought  of American troops getting behind  them will send them flying from  their trenches. In the first San  Isidoro campaign his scouts, actiug  on this knowledge, frequently captured splendid positions from the  insurgents whero ��� the latter outnumbered them twenty to one.  What effect general Law ton's  death will have on tho insurgents is  unknown. 11 may inspire them to  further efforts and it may in that  way lengthen the campaign for  some time. Had his death occurred  earlier the effect would have been  much greater, but coming at this  time, when the hardest part of the  army's work is over aud the insurrection tottering, it is hardly likely  to have a lasting effect. For the  present any operations which may  may have been contemplated in the  south will be delayed because of his  doath, but these will certainly be  inaugurated later, unless the insurgents in that section voluntarily  surrender.  There hits been for some months  a story that general Trias, commanding the forces south of Manila,  would be induced to surrender. At  one time general Otis offered to  make him the governor of Cavite  province with a good salary, and  allow him to keep 1500 armed men  to protect the country from bandits.  Trias at fi rst favorably considered  tho offer, but said that he would  sec Aguinaldo about it. Aguinaldo's  answer was the hurried dispatch of  Boldemero Aguinaldo to the province to bolster up the cause.    Trias  Hamilton Herald.  But, if Mr. Tarte was wrong in  attempting to prevent the sending;  "of Canadian  aid to Great Britain/  we think he is right now in declaring that the time has come when  Canada should have some voice in  tho government   of   the empire���  and not Canada alone, but all the  self-governing colonies.    Thi9 Dominion is emerging from the period  of adolescence.    It is now almost  an adult nation.   The present colonial status cannot be maintained  much longer without doing injury  to our national   self-respect.   The  time has come when the great self-  governing    colonies    should    con-  ttibute to the burdens of imperial  defence, and should share the responsibilities of the  imperial  government.     Not   that the   colonies  should be represented in the British  parliament; that  is a poor  makeshift proposal which would be barren of results.    But there should be  an  imperial  council,  made   up   of  representatives   from  all parts  of  the empire, to consider questions of  imperial concern, and vested with  authority   to    determine   imperial  policy.    It should  not  be beyond  the  powers  of British  statesmanship to frame such a body and fix  its authority.  In a widely scattered empire like  ours, consisting really of a family  of nations, there must in the  nature of things be a strong centrifugal force, tending to the  separation of its outlying parts.  As the outlying parts become larger  and weightier, this force must increase. To counteract it the centripetal force must be strengthened  if the empire is to be held together  RS(?)  Well,  rather.    We received an  entire  car, II  (1300)  of chairs  last Tuesday,  containing Jf  fancy  diners (in suits .or otherwise), fancy n  rockers  in  cobbler seat or wood, cheaper #  dining chairs finished   in  golden oak and jf  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining ||  room or kitchen.   There are a few office tilt- #  ers  in  the lot.   So   you   can'tstick us  on 8  chairs, either in design, quantity or price. m  W. P. DIOKSON  B. H. H. APPLHWHAITH  J. MoPHBES  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  Complete Blectrlo Equipments for Eleotrlo Power Transmission and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Blectrlo Fixtures, .Lamps, Bells, Telephones, Annunciators, Bto.  P. O. Box 606.      / Josephine Street, Nelson, B O.  We believe that the South Afri-  A Big* Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  FRESH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  Tlic best glass of beer to be had In Nelson Is at  Tim CLUB HOTEL  Corner SIHea and  Stanley Streets.   E. J. CW.BAN, Prop.  Here's Bargains  HP'S SUITS  . We have about liV.imts of good serviceable  tweeds, odds mid ene-> of our ��1(1 and Srisuits, .ill  si/os are in t lie lot.   Take j our choice for $7 5(1.  Roy's suits, uaim and mee, extra, good for lit-  tie mice.  Undei wear at ipecial low pi ices.  Bai gains- In men's and boj's caps, locks and  ties.   Quality good���prices low.  Baker Street,  Opposite Queen's Hotel.  BROWN & CO.  CUT PRICES IS THE  ' ORDER OF THE DAY  And I want lo bo in It. I have just received  Fall samples of Suitings and Overcoatings, representing a $50,000 stock to choose from made to  your order at prices never before heard of in Nelson. All the latest fads in Fancy Vestings for  Fall .and winter.  Ladles' tailoring in all its branches a specialty.  Low est prices.  Booms 1 and 11, Hillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  CLEANING  AND  __._-PAI_.UNG  Fine Tailoring   YOUR OWN GOODS MADE UP "  OLD CLOTHES MA DM GOOD AS NEW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarke Hotel.   MERCHANT TAILOR  aTr. BARROW, A.M.U_U2_  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootona;  P. O. Box 5S9.  TBI.  tonay  -EPHi  Streets.  ONE NO,  95  wrote to geueral Otis, declining the  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Rhododendrons, Roses, Fancy Eveigieetis,  Mngnolas, Bulbs, newcroj. Lawn Grass Seed for  present on spring planting, Largest and most  complete block m Western Cuiiida. Call nnd  make j our select ions or send for catalogue, Address at nursery gioundsaml greenhouse.  ' ��� M. .1. HENRY.  3006 Westminster Road, Vancouver, li. C.  Oity of Kelson Local. Board of Health  VACCINATION   NOTICE.  Notice in heieby given Hint it is the duij of the  luirnls of oveiy child to cause such child within  Ihrcc months of its) hiith to be taken to some  medical practitioner, duly appointed or authorized under the regulations oil lie piovlncinl board  of health, for the purpose of being vaccinated.  ���Notice is also given th.it from and after the  fifteenth day ot Fcuni.uy instant, uo child will  be allowed to attend any public or private school  in the City of Nelson, unless such child shall pro-  (luce to the principal or teacher of the betiool a  certificate showing that the child has been sue  ccssfully vaccinated.  A phjslrmn will be in attendance at the public  schools daily, from 3 o'clock p. ni. mil il I o'clock  p. in., foi tho purpose of .accuiallng childieti.  _b-.eiy child picsentnig itself for vaccination  should he accompanied by one of iU parents.  Children where paienLsarc unable lo pay the  ���.accination fee 1j.ij.i_1o to the medical practitioner, will be vaccinated free of charge on application to the physicians attending at the public  -.���ho ils, or to Dr, Laliuu the city medical health  oillccr.   By order,  .1  K. STRACHAN, Secretary.  Nelson, B. (J., February 7th, 11)00.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby gh en that I intend to apply at  the nevt meeting of tho ���"      *    * ��� ���  can war will do much to strengthen  tiiis needed centralizing and binding force. The voluntary aid given  by the self-governing colonies is  valuable, not so much in itself as because of the fntui-e possibilities of  which it is an indication and a  promise.  UNITED STATES COLONIES.  Chicago Rccoid.  A sub-committee of the ways and  means committee of the national  house of representatives was appointed a short time ago to consider the question as to whether or  not congress in legislating for our  newly acquired island possessions  would be bound for,the term of the  constitution of the' United States.  The sub-committee consisted of  representatives Dalzell. Grosvenor,  Hopkins, Richardson and Newlands.  A report signed by representatives  Dalzell, Grosvenor and Hopkins was  submitted * to the full committee  last week.  According to this report, the term  United States in that provision of  of the constitution declaring that  all dues, imposts and excises shall  be uniform throughout the nation  refers only to the states constituting, the federal union, and does not  cover territory merely belonging to  the United States. This opinion'of  the majority of the sub-committee  is directly contrary to the decision  of the United States supremo court  in the California case, delivered in  1853. It is further declared in the  report "that congress has the power  to govern Puerto Rico and the  Philippines independent of the  limitations of the constitution."  Representatives Richardson and  Newlands present a minority report  taking direetly-the -opposite-view.  These questions ultimately must  be passed on by the United States  suoreme court.    In view of the dis-  Ward Bros  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  i  Hoard ot License coin  missioneisfoi the Cifcj of Nelson, he'd after the  cN-piiaUon of tlurtj dnjs from the date hc.eof,  fora tiai-H-fi of the saloon liccnso now neldbj  rue, dated the 15th daj of January, _W, for the  llotlcga saloon, situate on the east half of lot 9  block. 1, Nelson, 11. C, to W. O. Robinson of Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 7t h daj of February, 1900.  Witness:   II. V. -__.ac_--.od.     11. K. SMITH.  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  (Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition  agreement by the members of the  committee, it would seem  that,.the  sooner  the  court was called upon  for an authoritative declaration the  better.    Its  decision  will have  its  disagreeable     features    whichever  view it favors.    Should the contention of the minority be  upheld by  the supreme court, congress  would  be much hampered in the administration of affairs in the Philippines,  in ease those islands are retained.  The position of the majority of the1  sub-committee means that congress,  while   possessing   only    delegated  authority at home, is vested with  absolute   powers  in  territory   belonging to the United States.     For  instance,    a   lesident    of    Manila  might be deprived of life, liberty  or property without due process of  law, and private property might be  taken for  public use  without just  compensation.   The only cheek upon injustice or abuse of power, in  other words, is the benevolence of  ofcongiess.  It is contrary to our ideas that  governing authorities should possess  such absolute power over human  beiugs anywhere, and it is doubtful  if the American people desire to  clothe their representatives with  power over distant people which it  is unsafe to permit them to exercise  at home.  RUSKIN'S^BRUSQUENESS.  Peihaps Ruskin's blunt honesty  of expression is nowhere better  illustrated than in a letter written  in reply to an appeal for.help to  pay oil' the debt on a chapel at  Richmond. Wc copy it from " Colling wood's Life ":  JRrantwood, Coniston, Lancashire,  May 19, 1880.���Sir: I am scornfully  amused at your appeal to me, of all  people in the world the precisely  least likely to give yon a farthing!  My first word to all men and boys  who care to hear me is: "Don't get  into debt. Starve and go to heaven,  but don't borrow. Try first begging���I don't mind if its really  needful, stealing! But don't buy  things you can't pay for!"  And of all manner of debtors,  pious people building churches they  can't pay for are the most detestable nonsense to me. Can't you  preach and pray behind the hedges  ���or in a sandpit���or coal-hole-  first?  And of all manner of churches  thus idiotically built iron churches  are the damnablest to me.  And of all sects of believers in  any niliiig spirit���Hindoos, Turks,  Feather Idolators and Mumbo Jumbo, Log and Firo Worshipers, who  want churches, your modern Eng-"  lish Evangelical sect is the most  absurd, and entirely objectionable  to me. All which they might very  easily have found out from my  books���any other sort of sect  would!���before bothering me to  write it to them.  Ever, nevertheless, and in all  this saying, your faithful servant.  John Ruskin.  It should be added that the recipient of the lettei promptly sold  it for ��10 .���New York Evening  Post.  use their own bacon and - butter-  instead Of shipping it. to Britain  and buying from the United States  with the proceeds. No new 'industry, would be created, because the  two lines of goods would be identical. If the people of Denmark were  shipping cloth' or lumber to Britain  the same principal would apply.  A protective tax would compel  them to produce their own bacon  and butter, and a new industry  would be created at the expense of  an old one. The result of obstruction in either case would be a net  loss to the producers.  Lavroski's Funeral.  Paris, February 11.���The funeral  of tlio Russian Nihilist, Peter Lu-  vroski, today was the occasion of a  big socialist demonstration. Delegates representing revolutionary  associations in all parts of Europe  attended, and marched in a long  tumultuous procession from his late  residence on the Rue St. Jacques to  the cemetery of Mont Parnasse.  Wholesale  Houses  NELSON  B.C.  A.  A Lesson in Economics.  It is stated in a report of the  "foreign  markets" section   of the  American  department of   agriculture that the farmers of Denmark  find it profitable to buy American  bacon and butter for their own consumption and send that which they  themselves produce to  the English  markets, where, by reason  of its  long established reputation it commands a liigher price than the American   product.     This    apparently peculiar course  of   trade  illustrates   the   basic    economic   principle     that      men'   will     satisfy  their desires with the least possible  exertion or sacrifice. The producers  of    Denmark   desire    bacon   and  butter,   and the two  courses are  open to them, production for their  own  use or  purchase  from  other  producers.     Although  engaged  in  the production of these  food  supplies, they find that purchase from  other produceis givesgreater results  for the "labor expended than does  production for .their own  use.     A  theoretical    protectionist,     seeing  these  people  importing  the goods  which   they    could    produce    at  home,     would    put    a    tax'    on  imports that would compel them to  GROCERIES.  MACDONALD & CO.-Corner Vernon and  Josephine sticet.s, whole-ialc grocers and  "jobbers Inblankots, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  mackinaws and miners'sundries.  OOTENAY  SUPPLY   COMPANY,   LIMI-  TED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers.   fOHN CHOI-DITCH & CO.���Front street, Nel-  "    son, wholesale grocers.   COAL.  OROWS  NEST PASS COAL  COMPANY.���  Wholosalo dealers In co.il and coke. Chailes  St. Barbo, Agent. B.ikei street. Nelson.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H BYERS & CO.-Corner Rakerand Josophino,  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-*"  ware and mining supplies. Agentsfor Giant  Powder Co.   HARDWARE   -COMPANY���  .  Nelson,  wholesale   dealers in  hardware and milling supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplier   VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY.  LIMITED-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plum-  hers and tinsmiths' supplies.   CRATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  THORPE & CO., I.IMITED.-Corner Vernon  and Cedar streets, No1m.ii, niuiiufactuicrs  of aud viholesalcilealcrs in <piatc.l waters and.  fruit syrups. Sole agentsfor Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.-Corner Baker 'and  ���   Josephino streets, Nelson, wholosalodeal-  asjiayerH^supplies^i Agents Ifor Denver  LAWRENCE  Baker St.,  ors  in         Fire Clay Co,  of Denver, Colorado.  AMERICAN  AND .  EUROPEAN  PLANS  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  rpURNKR, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon  -*��� and Josephino stieets, Nelson, whole-jale  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry goods. AgenU  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary. ___^  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS Sc CO.-Baker street, Nelson,  *   wholesale   'dealers   in   liquors,    cigais,  cement, (He brick and tiie clay, water pipe and ���..  steel rails, and geneial i-omnilsslon merchant*..  FLOUR AND "FEED."    7  BRACKMAN & KER MILLING COMPANY  LTD.���Front sti eot, Nelson, wholesale deal-  gram.  Went-  MEALS  25  CENTS  REAL ESTATEj  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of Bank of British  Columbia building.  Baker Street  u. Christie  GENERAL BROKER  P. O. Box 523.   Phones: OII1 to 147, Ilou'.e 1(12  Can again issue llwiso desiiablo smallpov and  fever policies, securing vou Si.> per week. A  shipment just recencd.   Pi .cos S3 and S4.  REAL ESTATE FOR SAI/TC IN ALL I'.U.fS  OF TIIK CITY.  0_A.Z_.I__, O.R _E3_E3:0_IS3r_EI  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  i local and rottst,  Flooring  local and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles ,  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IK W'lAT   -OU WVM' IS NOT IV STOCK  wi; WII.I, MAKK IT KMC VUU  CAU, AND GET TRICES.  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  AND HEATKI. BY STEAM  2.3 CENTS TO $1  S2!-to_331 Baker-Street, Nelson.  QUEEN'S lOTEL  BAKKR STRKET. NELSON-  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  I-arge comfortable  bedrooms and   antrolnes  dining-room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  L Savward  HALT. A-.I-  l.AIC"? BT-CKKTO, _.K._30.V  Oontraetors and Builders  WIIiL DO WfiLL TO  AT  G. 0, Buchanan's  A largo stock of first-class dry material on  hand, also a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings,  turned work, etc.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yards  Foot of Hondryx street, Nelson  Teiepht.no. oi JoJ$n Rae, Agent  Wjrs. L C. Clarke, Prop.  I. -Ill OK 'I UK KOVAI. ill  IVjadden Ifouse  I. Ml! OV 'I UK KOVAI. HOT-.-*  0-.IX.AKV  linker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  The only hotel In Nelson that has remained  under ono management since 1890.  Tho bed-rooms __ro well furalalied and lighted  by electricity.  Tho bar la always stock, il by th�� bosh don.ee-  tlo and Imported liquors and oSgais.    JTHO-WAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL   erie, b. c  Klrst-class In every rospoct. Choicest wlnos.  liquors and ciRars. Kvory con fort for transient  and resident guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR I NION MEN.  JOSKMI O'AMPBKI.__. Proprietor.  B. REISTERER & CO.  BR-!WEI-H AN'D _30Tn,K__-!: _W  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to the trade  Braw-fsrot.Meison  era In flour, oatmeal, etc., and hay and  Mills at Edmonton, Victoria, and New  minuter,   CIGARS.       " ~  KOOTKNAY CIGAR a.ANUPACTURINO  CO-���Comer liakor and Hall stii'oLs, Nelson, inaiiiifactiirers of "Rojulfcseal" and "ICoote  Jiay Rclle" brand1- of cigars.    PAINTS   AND   OILS.  NKLSON HARDWARE COMMA NY-Hiker  Street���Wholesale dealers it�� paints. oilH,  and brushes of all kinds. Largest stock in  Kootonay.   *   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS &   CQ.-Bakcr   street,.   Nelson,  wholesale dealers in fresh and cured ineaU,  Cold 8_or. lire. _  JP0WDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  sticet Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  -.liolowile dealers in caps and fuwi, und electric  ..Listing apparatus. J  PROVISIONS^ PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS   PUODUCK   COMPANY���Vernon  street, Nelson, wholesale deatcis in pro vis  P.  ions, produce, and fruit...  Co. bacon and hams.  'Agents for Swift &   T Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-Corn.-i Vurnon and  ��J ��� Josephine st reets, XiiUo.1, v, holesale dealers  in provlifons, cured meats, butter and cats.    _  F" R. STKWART & CO.���Warohou.se<swiC. J*  ��� R. track, foot of St-mlej street, Nui__.ii,  wholesale dealers in provisions, prod-lco land  fruits. Cold storage. Agents Armour & Co.'s  bacon, hams, lard and ol her prod iict-R, ^^^  MANITOBA PRODUCK AN1. COMMISSION  CO.,Lid. ��� Nelson   bianch,   Hall   fltrect.  Wholesalo dealers in butter, eggs and cheo-.c.  SASH AND DOORS.  NKLSON SAW AND PLANING >!ILLS  LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall stiuow.  Nelson, manufacturer!, of and wholesale dealers  Ju sash and doom; ail kinds of facloiy work mi-do  to order.    WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY, LIMI-  TK1>���Corner Front and Hall streots, Nolson, wholesale dealers In wines (case and bulk)  and doinflHllo n.ndinunni'l_*d rue-ira.  ABCHITECTS7  tt CARRH3-A_rchltoets.   Rooms 7  sh-eoti. N��l��fin.  EWAItT  -  and !< Abordonn hlnck. Rnke  LC^E~MEETINGS,  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelson lx>dRe, No,  S5, Knights of Pythias, moots in I. O. O, F.  Hall, comer Raker and Kootonay streets, every  ���      ���    ��� ���     at8 o'clock.   Vib"'  to attend.  Tuesday evoulni  cordially lnvitec  : at 8 o'clock.   Vibiting Knights  R. G.JOY. K. of R.&S.  J. KPN ABU SCOTT. C. C.  NELSON LODGE. NO. 23, A. F. & A, M.  Meets second Wedne-day In each month-.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  NKLSON L O. L.. No. ��_.__, meets in I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd Friday of each mouth, Vi^itinn;  brothern cordially invited.  R. I.OWV.ON. VV.JI._IV. CjM^l-mjI>_.RCC.j;Sl>C.  NELSON _T_RII'_, Number 22, Fraternal Order  of Eagles, meet*, ever} second and foiuth  Wednesday inocch month  in Fraternity Hall,  VtsitinK brethren welcome,  W. (jo^vi i.i_. President.  CiiAKLFt- Puossn-, Secretary  NELSON MINERS' UNION NO. U0. W. F. of  M.���Meets in nnncis'union looms, noith-  east corner Victoria .ui<! Kuotenaj stiucts. every  Saturday e.cmng at 8 o'clock. Visjtlng members welcome. n  James Wilkks. Scc'y. Chap. A. McK .v. Prop.  THK regiiUr meetings of the Carpenter-.' Union  arc held on Wedncsilaj e .cmng of each  week, at 7 o'clock, in the .Miner1.' Union Smll corner Victoria .ind Kootenay Erects.  R. ROBINSON   President.  JAMES COJ-UNOrSQcroiaxir*  ���;^>^^>_|^_____^-  :_#^ai_��*.*ft_-: THE TI.TBUNE:  NELSON, B. C, MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1900  I  i  if  Iu  |4,  Is'  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF  rushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fall and Winter  Boots ancl Shoes in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  Dont fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers arid Overshoes  Buy Maltese and get the best  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  &__ _'  i>#_��s_i5��iii#^ss  IP  After  Stocktaking  'Berkshire  S  {&$}  *___?  m  before going East to  buy goods for the coming your, J wisli to announce that all gootlt.  pui'clnise.. from me tlii-_  month I "will give a te-  tluclion of 10 per cent  with engraving done  free of charge.  In AVatches, Jewelry,  Silverware, Sterling Silver, Decorated Lamps,  Sewing Machines, and  Pianos. All goods of  guaranteed quality.  Our manufacturing 0  department is at your  disposal. We are ready  to make anything you  desire in gold chains,  lockets and ring?.  Our Watch Depai t-  menb has expert watchmakers. Our Optician  Department is controlled by an expert optician. I "will be very  glad to receive, youi  orders.  &ti  ^p  "Silver Plate that Wears."  Whc;m Bay Spoons  knives, forks, etc., buy reliable brandsi,  even if they do cost a little more. They  aie worth, the difference. The prefix  " 1847" on any spoon orfork insures the  genuine Rogers- quality, famous for wear.  Tiill tnil_-niar-t.  1847 Rogers Bros.  JACOB  DOVER,  JEWELED,  NELSOJ.  ��  (m  I Dress Goods are Advancing  @ But our prices remain stationery because we pur- lGP  (��j) .      chased direct in the' eabt before the advance took |g��.  ����& v      place.   This enables us to offer * ^  __e, "* _!>>__'_.  3 Special Bargains in Spring Dress Goods ��  whitjh are now arri\ ing daily,  of CUnghams,   I'rJnts, Muslins,  Ducks in till   colors at   prices  Radios'  Dress   Skirts   iu   black  ci-epoiis from $3 to $10.  We have full linos  Piques   and .Dress  from   15   cents up.  lustre, serges  and  ^.Oiir Overshoe Sale  ~is~ sLilToi^ 7mtl---^ ~tire~��uasoif "K lato wc* are offering-  them at slaughter prices.    Hero arc 11 few pi ices:  Ladies' Alaska'!, at 0_>co: Ladies' Button Overshoes,  at $1.50; Men'.. Jiuckle Ovetshoe^ut $1.50; Lumbermen's Rubbers at sj-lJ.0, $1.75 and $2.  g KMSSr A. FERLAND &  Burns & Co.  Wholesale and Retail  Ukad Office at   ",  NELSON, B. C  erS in  eats  Markets at Nelson, Rowland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  ' Denver, Revelstoke, Feiguson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade'.City, Mid-  and Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  way,  AMi KINOS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOI-ESAT-K AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson ��.   C.   TRAVES,   Manager  Om.-l.RS BY MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTENTION.   ttention  To. the New Grocery  Josephine ftml Silica. Sticcts,  oppobite Melhodu-t Church  Kirsli O11I.1110 duaiiics j' 1-onnii-  lon CiruiiLi v.Tiid Cooking lint  t��'_. I'"ieih !-!._,".> Homo Made  _Mii_<-".n.'ut. A varictj. of ('..lined Good*, and c.eijlhitiK usu  ally kept 111 a ki ocei y storo. Wo  ���wiiiil j our tivulo. (.foods cluliv-  .���1 od promptly.  FATTON & ENMAN  CITY LWI. NEWS  The material for the new tug to  bo built by the C. P. It. to supplement their towing facilities is expeeted shortly from tho Coa_>t. The  engines will be delivered here by  April 1st and the calculation is to  have tho hull built by that time in  order that (he tug may be put in  commission at the earliest possible  date.  ThesteamerMoyie hasbeon forced  into towing barges by the exigencies of busine.s'3. She brings down  two barges daily and returns with  the same number. The Nelson is  taking the Moyie'.. regular passenger trips.  The carnival at the skating rink  in aid of tlio pt.blie library funds  has been postponed to the evening  of the 19th instant, one week from  today, in order to avoid clashing  with the Rossland carnival dates.  The ladies who are arranging the  carnival held a meeting on Saturday.  The C. P. Ii. have engaged McArthur k Co. to make extensive repairs to their docks and slips at  Rob'on. Mr. McDonald goes to  Robson today to look after the  matter.  James Williams, who has been  confined to the hospital with typhoid fever, is able to leave his bed  and be around the building. He  will leave the institution shortly.  The balance of the typhoid patients  at the hospital are convalescing satisfactorily, and no new cases have  been received for several weeks.  Fireman Alf Jeffs' broken leg will  be set at the general hospital, or  1 ather, placed in plaster cast, the  bones having alieady been placed  in position with splints. Jell's is  resting easily but does not lelish  the idea of being laid aside for two  mouths. A number of tlio firemen  airt. citizens called at the hospital  yesterday to express their sympathy with him.  J. G. Reddy of Spokane was in  the city yesterday. lie is plaintiff  iu the action of Reddy v�� Jennings  in which he claimed an interest in  the Kimberley, Moyie City and  Moyell townsitcs. A settlement  has been finally arranged in the  matter by which all i_he suits save  that touching the Moyell townsite  are withdrawn. Mr. Reddy scciuch  a number of lots "at both points and  has affixed his signature to the  articles withdrawing the action.  Many friends will learn with regret of the death of William D.  Mm phy who passed away yesterday  at his father's residence, Stanley  street, after a lengthy illness. The  deceased young man "v\aS a member  of (he Nelson Miners' Union, and  the membeit. of that organisation  .���ire requested to meet at the Mints! s' hall on Tuesday at 1:30 o'clock  toTTttcmd tlie~fu7_er7il i-TaTboUy.  The regular monthly meeting of  the board of trade will be held this  Gv.M.ing. The council has recommended tho (indorsation of the resolutions adopted by tlio associated  boards of trado last August covering the following-subjeHs: Fitting  representation of the province in  London; provincial government bulletins; mining royalty and municipalities containing mines; high  school for Kootenay; school of  mines; miners' rights to timber;  surface lights of mine!til claims;  hasty mining legislation; separate  representation for Boundary;  Boundary distiict; district land  maps; land legistry offices: facilities   required   for public services:  and then to epileptic fits. Not long  since Mikalo took a fit on the street  and narrowly escaped arrest for  drunkenness. The operation was  highly successful, and he will be  normal in future.  Sidney Watson left the general  hospital on Saturday, after two  months' sojourn in the institution.  His case was one of tho most remarkable which, has come,under  the notice of the medical fraternity  In Nelson. Ho was injured internally at the Granite mine, tho liver  sustaining injuries which it was  thought would end fatally Avithout  doubt. For fully a month his life  hung in the balance, and the physicians despaired of saving him. lie  pulled through, however, and is  now able to be out. He will go to  his home in Lachute, Quebec, for a  time.  Three patients wore discharged  from the general hospital on Saturday and on Sunday the three vac-  tint beds were filled with new patients. None of the new cases were  of a serious nature.  J. 11. Stewart i.s now at Greenwood loading his'pl.int for the Balfour extension. The first.shipment,  which will consist of some ten carloads of stock and plant, will probably arrive on Thursday or Friday  next. Mr. Stewart has six cars of  plant loading at the Bulldog tunnel,  but this will not be brought to  Nelson.  John S. Sullivan, who is C. P. R.  construction eugineer for British  Columbia under the recent changes,  has been in the city for a couple of  days, and returned to Trail last  night. He informed Tin. Ti-IUUNE  that A. F. Procter will be in charge  of construction on the Balfour road,  and tnat Mr. Pi octer will be assisted  by engineers A. McCuIloch, of Greenwood, aud J. Jordan, who is now in  the Fraser country. Mr. Sullivan  expects to visit Nelson at least once  a fortnight while the work is in  progress.  The plumbers, who are installing  the heating apparatus at the general hospital, will turn steam into  the new wing for the first time this  week. The building can be'used  shortly after the heating is accomplished, as the house-cleaning and  furnishing will not take long.  Mr. Justice Martin opens supreme  court here tommorrow, and from  the length of the. docket it seems  probable that the sittings will extend for ten days or two week��.  Judge Martin will be registered at  the Hotel Phair during his stay in  tho city. Registrar Simians has  applied for an .assistant to take  charge of his office work while the  court lasts. .  Stoves   Stoves  We have the finest line of COAI HEATERS ever displayed in the district. We are sole agents for the famous COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATER  Our claims for this heater is that it is adapted to any kind of coal.  CROW'S NEST, LETHBRIDGE, or ANTHRACITE, burning all kinds  equally well. Not requiring the attention of an ordinary coal heater.  Economical, durable and simple in construction. See our Steel Ranges  for hard and soft coal or wood.  H. BYERS & CO.  NKLSON  KASU-  SANDON  roads and  county govern  or Rossland has  the Strathcona  to   enlist,   but  the  contingent.  wagon  meiit."  Lynley O. Davis  been accepted for  llon_e. He came  failed to get on  Not daunted, he accompanied the  boys to Medicine Hat, and was enlisted there. Davis was in the employ of the C. _P. It. engineering department at Trail. R. Cochrane of  Nelson also accompanied the contingent, and was taken on at Cranbrook.  An cxtiomcly delicate operation  was conducted at the geneial hospital this, week by doctors Arthur,  Rose and Hall, when Guiseppr  Mikalo, an Italian, had his skull  trepanned and a portion removed.  Mikalo was injured by an explosion  during construction on the Lardo  k Trout Lake road. For a time he  was   subject   to severe headaches  The vaccination campaign in Nelson is proceeding merrily. One  physician alone vaccinated 73 citizens last week, aud several hundred  have undergone the operation of  late. On Thursday next'the board  of health's regulation becomes  operative providing that no pupil  shall be allowed to attend a private  or public school if unable to produce a certificate of .successful vaccination.  J. Steeper, who was operated  upon by Dr. la Ban at tho Crick-  way hospital on Friday, came  through the ordeal nicely, and is  convalescing rapidly. Hugh Keefer,  who was operated on earlier in the  week, is ult-o recovering and will  leave the institution shortly.  H, E. Bensley left last night on  the 0.10 train for Golden where he  will spend today and join Mrs.  Reasley and family who aro the  guests of her brother, gold commissioner Griffiths. Tomorrow  they will continue their journey to  Montreal. A number of friends  were at .the depot to bid farewell to  Mr. Hetislcy.  H. A. Kelly, who left with the  Nelson contingent for the Strathcona Horse, received a souvenir  from his fellow members in tho  local Sons of Kngland lodge in tho  form of a $20 gold piece.  Further intelligence has come to  hand regarding the death of Miss  Emily Crease of Lyltoii, sister of  sir IL P. Crease aud aunt of E. A.  Crease of Nolson. She was struck  and almost instantly killed on the  C. P.Jt. track Thursday while taking her usual noon walk. The day  being cold she had wrapped her  shawl closely around her head and  did not hear the train coming  although tho driver sounded the  danger whistle. Her death cast a  deep gloom over the neighborhood.  y The officers and meu of the Rossland company, Rocky Mountain  Rangers, have issued au invitation  to the Nelson company through  lieutenant Beer to attend their first  tmnii-il ball iu aid of the  Canadian  ( patriotic fund, to be held this week.  A rumor was current yesterday  that a case of smallpox had been  discovered in Nelson. Dr. La Ban.  medical health officer, states that  the rumor is without the slightest  foundation, and warns citizens that  yarns of a similar nature are likely  to be circulated from day to day.  Ho promises to notify the public  immediately if a ease should turn  up, but such a contingency is ic-  gartlod as remote with the precautions which have been put in force.  The eptarantine at the infected  section house at Beaver creek is  kept up strictly and has been  thoroughly effective up to the present. The officers who are watching  the shanty supply the inmates with  food and supplies, but do not go inside and refuse to permit the section men to go any distance from  the house. The watch is kept up  day and night. The Mck man has  a mild attack and is able to be  about the house. The other men  have not been attacked as yet and  as all were vaccinated recently they  may not contract the disease.  Rev. Charles Rose, pastor of the  Baptist church, preached his fiire-  well sermon last night. ^ His text  was appropriate and his remarks  pregnant with feeling. At the close  of the service tiie congregation  joined in the hymn: "Blest be the  Tie that Binds." The departing  pastor then shook hands with the  members of the congregation who  joined in bidding him God speed.  The last shipment of the plant  for the gas works was delivered a  day or two ago, aud the workmen  will commence today installing the  purifiers. The gasholder is also  progressing rapidly toward completion. The tank is finished and  the holder or outer shell is well on,  the outer circle of the crown being  in position. Mr. Merrifield, chief  eugineer of construction, believes  that gas willbe turned on by March  1st if the weather is favorable.  i Charles Wilsou, Q. C, and M. P.  Davis of Vancouver, are at the  Hotel Phair, having art ived in the  eity for the approaching supreme  court sittings. Mr. Wilson is counsel for plaintiff in Bigelow vs. LaBau, Opponheimer vs. Braekman &  Ker Milling Company, Limited, and  Thurston vs. Williams. Mr. Davis  is counsel for defendant in Alexander vs. Kaslo-Slocan railroad.  HOTEL   ARRIVALS.  At Tim Pi (AIR.,���J. C. Drewry,  W.' II. Jeffery, Rossland ; E. P.  Davis, Charles Wilsou, Vancouver ;  D. J. Munn, New Westminster.  At tkb IIumk.���J. A. Lawson,  Montreal; A. Powys, Toronto: N.  T. Haydou, Lislowel; Thomas Bennett, Granite; J. Frank Colliim,  Wellosley, Massachusetts; A. M.  Allister, Chicago; CharlesG. Griffin,  Ontario Powder Woiks; J. A.  Thomson, Toronto; C. B. Winter,  Toronto; K. C. Beaton and wife,  Nelson: M. T\_ Motthison, Regina;  "G. W. Liiwson, Toronto"; Walter C.  Adams-, Sio.au; J. L. Lawrence,  Robson; L. B. Forsythe, Montreal;  IL B. Perks and wife, Revelstoke;  A. F, McCully and wife, Nakusp;  Charles R Keefer, Rossland; Fied  P. Wilson, Vancouver ; Peter Smith,  Vancouver; & W. Transbeck and  wife, Spokane ; N. Thomson, Toronto ; M. Clark, Toronto; J. b\  Reddy, Spokane: .1. MfFarhmd,  Winnipeg; P. W. Thompson, Victoria; F. M. O'Biien, Vancouver.  AT     THK     Git AND    Cl-NTK.VI,.���J.  Wiggins, W. Anderson, D, A. Macdonald, R, W. Graham, D. Neil, I).  A. McLean, M. McLean, Silver King  mine; T. L. Kimmorly. F. W. Gray,  Toronto; F. Campbell, Silverton; D.  Crowley, J. Crowley, Dutton, Out.;  T. Lenihau, Granite mine.  At tub Queen's.���B. D. Me-  Naught and wife, Spokane; T. E.  Reid and wife, Whatcom; E. Burns,  D. J. Evans, Salmo; O. II. Burden,  Pilot Bay; J. R. Iliuma, Winnipeg;  J. Wilson, Creston; D. M. Bain, Chicago.  '   BUSINESS   MENTION.  Wanted���In  Nelson, a house of  foiirorll.o room'., >,_!i-a_ocoii\on-oi_t to school.  Piico not-0<.\C-od ��o00. Apply to John Hom  Ion, Ncl.oii.  Wanted���Furnished room in private house for own and wife. Addns__ P. 0.  Box f>'H.  Boys  and  girls  wanted to strip  (ul)iiccu ul Kooten ,y C_Kar Company'i. factory,  Sit eenl-i poi* <l.iy nml all o\ cr that thuy can e.u n.  SAWMILL   FOR   SALE  The ���.aw null .md plant ialo_y_n_nc.il-} Joseph  T. UobeiIs,ul llykeil's L.indnig, and consisting  of <i I.Q-hoi'.c power boiler, etiRiue, Gnlliili &  Wedge topii�� -.-wmill, odKor, pUncr, belting,  etc , etc., v.ill lie sold whoio they nr/w stftnd.  Apply to  TAYLOH & HANNINGTON, Solicitor..  WE HAVE STOVES  But while  we  are  waiting for the cold weather we  would draw  your attention to our line of  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Ten aiC ("Woe Tols, (sovoinl dc^ns) l.n.inielli'd ]r.imll-> Ihppcis, Pudding Di-die., Tea  Kettle-., etc, and the onlj  place }0ii can get them 11 at  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  j-^ &��:&:��; &&&&____; tL<,��.  y.>~.,'��>x���>�����������>��*������^^���^������^���'���^���'^���''s.N T  Mr  Hi  Hi  \l>  Hi  Kirkpatrick & Wilson  ����� >->,a"^>,S"_g>,^''T8"S"^'^'S  \*jr  Hi  Hi  \\ not i:sai 13 and 111:1 \n nrui-iis iv  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  vi/  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  \./  Hi  Hi  v./  Hi  Hi  it/  Groceries*  Provisions  _=_-  t_-��  Crockery  Glassware  Hams  5*-  s_ra  1              Dinner Sets  CofTee  Butter  _?_-  *-3  C<2  Tea Sets  Chamber Sets  Dried Fruit  fed  Office Sets  Teas, Spices  Bar Fixtures  Pickles, Sauces  15--.  Japanese Ware  Vinegar  tr1  tr-1  ��-_3  __?__  Fancy China  Goods delivered fioe.  Mail  ordeis l.iiofully attended to.  Nothing  but  the   best.   No  cheap good^.  Wholesale anil iet.ul mei-  ch.mK No  IS. Haker Slice',  lclcphone 10, 1*. O. bo\ Iv. &  AV.   Trj .1 tn.il oulei.  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  \1/  Hi  Hi  \fc  Hi  Hi  \tt  Hi  Hi  \fc  it/  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  ���v-/-**-**-)*-**-**-**?**-**'**'**-,** ���S_.>J__;.>S_->S5'"5:'>8r>��5>>5' *__?��� ���?���>?<-St  Hi  Hi  1'HONK 8.  We Want Your Trade  llOX 57. -  AND   IF   PRICES   ARE   ANY   INDUCEMENT   WE   SHOULD   HAVE   IT.  The fact thai we sell nioie irood-,, and the best good-, al lower pnre_ all mound than any other  sfoie in oiu line is becoming v.ide spic.id; iiidgiii-r b} the letter onluia that \so iceuve nam .ill  mrUi of the count.}. We unrlci biiyom (m.ipc titoi-. consequent 1} me ah...}sin a position tog_v_>.  belle. \ allies.   Tlierefoic it is nowupusc that. evci}hody make-_ our stoic their lieadquarteis.  The Western Mercantile Co., Limited  Successors to M. DesKiisay & Co., Staple and Fancy Gioceta __$__K___l STREET, NKLSON  When You Want the  BEST CANNED GOODS ON THE MARKET  TELEPHONE 161.  Boulters Tomatoes and Marrowfat  Peas, Standard Brand Sweet Corn  p. o. ��ox inr.  HOUSTON Ifl-OriC.  lllue Itilibnn Tea Always on Hand.  Kiesh i.ggs Keicived Dad}  John /\. Irving & Co.  j\SK YOUR GROCER FOR TfjE CELEBRATED  B  Oats  The Best that Money can Buy.  Tako no Other  -.I-Umfactnrod by tho Hrwltnmn-Kor Milling Co., I.tcl.  Victoria. Vancouver, Westminster, lCdnsontoii,NQl.son.  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, j*Jo_so-t_  &AS FITTING OUR SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opeia House Kloek, NeKon  TO YOUR LOT LINK  WK DO IT     SEE US  AOHAN BROS.  Fred J. Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF WINTER AND SPSINC !U TIKC5  W-ST BAIU-B _______��� NELSON OPPOBITE SEC. __ '. B.NG BOTE-'


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