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 t  DAILY  EDITION   BY  MAIL  FIVE  DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDlTiQN  BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  EIGHTH  YEAR  NELSON:  FRTDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY !),  3900.  PRICE FIVE  CENTS.  CHAMPERTY BILL DEFEATED  Lawyers Disagreed Upon It.  Victoria, l^ebrnary 8.���[Special  to the Tribune.]���Joseph Martin's  bill to leguji/.e champerty was the  feature of today's session. It was  defeated by 13 for to 23 against,  both sides of the house being represented in the bill's support. The  lawyers were also divided in opinion. Martin, in advocating the bill,  s lid the practice al ready secretly  prevails, aiid had been the means  of lawyers'-- acquiring interests in  .some of the most valuable mining  properties in the province.  Premier Semlin led the opposition  to the bill with characteristic  directness and simplicity of lan-  gimge, declaring that it would encourage shyster, lawyers and claint-  ��� A .iumpers to enter upon litigation  harassing; to honest holders of  claims.  . Helmcken and Pooley, two lawyers'on the opposition side of the  house, strongly opposed legalizing  champerty.. Ex-attorney-general  Eberts favored the scheme, and so  did attorney-general Henderson,  r Avho evidently did not share in  Semlin's distrust of the black sheep  of the profession.  The Sandon relief bill, to alter  the qualification for mayor and  aldermen so as to obviate the''difficulty of'securing these officials, got  its second reading.  Tlio house is having -light sessions,  discussing geueral business,  .Semlin at last has leccived a reply from London, via Ottawa, to  the -/provincial offer of one hundred  men from South Africa, but received it only tonight and says ho  cannot communicate, its contents  before consulting his colleagues.  GRAND FORKS NEW SMELTER  and  send  with  seem  now   we   have  on.    I  went to  a  party of 28 Boers.  a decent lot of men  50   more   to  Capo   Town  They  and in  fact could not do too much for the  six of us who Avere forming their  escort. Among the prisoners we  have one boy���a Boer boy. The  poor little fellow is not more than  12 years of age and has been lighting. He has had botli legs broken  and shot through. His father'was  killed iu the same engagement aud  he has a brother, still fighting. It  is very pathetic to see the poor  little chap suffering, and you bet  ho i.s being well attended to  by us.  Is Now Assured.  Grand Forks, February 8.���The  - municipal authorities have received  a cnminnijicaliou from Harry Gager,  ^ at Denver, Colorado, setting at i est  the question of the  location of tho  pyritic   smeltei   in   Grand   Forks,  with a daily capacity of 230 tons.  The  machinery   for   the proposed  .smelter, Mr.  Gager intimated, was  now being  built in Denver.    Construction *A.ork   on   the   buildings  will   begin  next month.    The special merit  claimed for .the  pyritic  system of smelting is that it treats  ote at a considerably reduced figure  as compared with old-time methods.  Mr. Gager is associated  with  _<_-.  T.  Bradford, president"of the Southern Smelter Company, which operates plants  by this system  at Atlanta,   Georgia,   and   Ward,   California.  It is understood that ores can be  treated profitably by this process  for $2.50 per ton. Mr. Gager made  the statement that the Boundary  country, according to present indications, would require at least  twenty smelters within five years.  Pyritic ores aro-thoso carrying an-  excess of sulphur. This i.s the prevailing mineral of the Boundary  country.  The definite location of the second  smelter in Grand Forks fully establishes the contention that this city,  with its abundant watcf supply, is  the natural .smelting point of the  r*'ores of both Republic and tho Boundary. Furthermore tho Gran by  ti inciter, as well as thn B. 0. mine,  contemplate establishing refineries  for tho treatment of matte hero in  the near future.  SWINDLER MILLER CAUCHT  Photographed For Rogue's Gallery.  Ni3 w Yoi. K, February S. ���William  F. Miller, head   of   the   notorious  Franklin ��� Syndicato   in   Brooklyn,  wliich promised to pay.and did .pay  to'many persons 520 per cent on investments, was today brought back  to this city.    He has eluded capture  since last November. HeWas in the  custody of captain Reynolds, formerly   of   the   Brooklyn    detective  bureau, who lost his place through  his failure to prevent Miller from  leaving the city.    Miller Avas arrested in Canada ou clues picked up  a few days ago.    Captain Reynolds  and his prisoner arrived from Canada   at    2:30   o'clock   today,   and  at once Avent to police-headquarters  Avhere  Miller  aviis    introduced . to  chief of police DeA'ery.    Chief DeA'ery was anxious to find  out something  of  Miller's doings   since  he  left the city,' but Miller  positively  declined to say a Avord in  that  direction.    After being measured, according  to   the   Bertillon  system,  and photographed  for the  rogues  gallery, he avus taken  to Brooklyn  to bo placed in the custody of the  Kings county distict attorney.   According to  a  statement made  by  chief of police Dcvery, captain Reynolds found Miller in Montreal.    In  following up clues, he ran  across a  man Avho knew Miller and followed  his movements^and the, latter and  Miller met.  Millei AA'as taken from police  lieadquarter.; to Brooklyn and arraigned before judge Hind in the  county court, and held in $12,500  bail, which he Avas unable to furnish, lie AA-as then transferred to  the Raymond street* jail. Three  indictment-, had been found against  Miller, charging him Avith. grand  larceny iu the first degree, and one  Avith grand larceny in the second  degree.  The Hospital Ship Maine,  * London, February 8.��� Lady Randolph Churchill has cabled to tho  Maine hospital ship committee as  folIoAvs: Durban, February 8.���  One hundred and forty patieutsare  now on board of the Maine, mostly  Fusileers, Hussars, West Vorks aud  Lancers. There are sixty-nine  Avounded, mostly from Colenso and  Spion Kop. including stretcher  beaTors and many others of the  army medical corps. There aro  many cases of iheumatism and  fever. Expecting additions today.  Owing to the excellency of the ship,  the authorities are giving us many  cot case.s. The staff is hard at  work and everything is satisfactory.  Story of Boer Patriotism.  London, February 8.���A private  of the Second Cor rt Avails, AATiting  home, gives some pathetic details  of the eon Met in Natal.     lie says:  'We have sent several train loads of  Happenings ifl Greenwood.  G.--_i_nwood, January 7.--At a  meeting of the Scotchmen of this  city this oArening the Caledonian  and St. Andrew'.. Society Avas  formed. It a> ill be a beneAroleut  society. The mooting elected the  following officers: T. Miller, president; II. B. Munroc, vice-president;  .1. Ken, secretary; D. A. Cameron,  treasurer; and John A. Macdonald,  piper.  This evening at Mrs. Foreman's  hall Rev. W. A. Robins, of St.  Jude's_mission;���gave a lecture on  the Avar to a most appreciative  audience in aid of the Church of  England Avork here. His lecture  wa*. illustrated by enlarged maps,  and so A.'ell was it received that ho  has been requested to repeat it at a  future date, the proceeds to bo devoted to the patriotic fund. It has  also been decided to auction off tho  maps, wliich Avere diuAvn to scale  by A. E. Ashcroft, C. E.  Grants a Registry Office-  G----I'_nwood, February 8.���Mayor  Hardy has gone to Victoria, where  in conjunction with C. Scott Gallo-  Avay, president of the board of trade,  he Avill lay before the provincial  authorities the claims of Greenwood  to have the supreme court registry  office located here. Biiefly the  city's claims for the office are: that  it'is the most centrally situated  town in tho Boundary Creek district; that it is the most populous,  and that there aro more practicing  barristers here than in any other  toAvn in the district. Besides the  city AA'ill shortly be connected with  Phoenix by an electric tramway  service, thus enabling Ph.cnix solicitors having business with the registry office to come aud go Avith little  inconvenience, as against a longer  journey to any other point.  Secretary Appointed.  Winnipeg, February 8.���T. 0.  Scoblo has been appointed secretary to the leeently named board  of commerce to look into  the con-  Boers us  prisoners to Cape Town i dition of the provincial finances  SPENCER WILKINSON'S VIEW  Of Buller's Campaign.  London,   February    0.���Spencer  Wilkinson, discussing  general Buller's latest movement in  the Morning  Post, says: "The advantage of  this line of action is that it offers  the   shortest   road to Ladysmith.  The disiuh'antagc is that Avith modern weapons the operation of piercing tho enemy's front is one  of the  utmost difficulty.   At   the   beginning each side can concentrate on  one point of the enemy's lines the  fire of the long portion of its  own  front,   of   all   the   riflemen   along  the  front  of   a: mile and  a   half,-  and of all the guns along a front of  three or four miles. As the assailant,  choosing his point of attack, he can  at the outset gain a  superiority  of  fire against that  point,  but, as  he  advances and pushes  back  part of  the enemy's line, the enemy can  pour on his troops the converging  fire  of   a  great semi-circle,  Avhile  the    assailants     fire     from     this  convex front is   devergent rather  than converged.     If -however, the  assailant can find cover-forhis leading party, he has a converging fire  against the the t\A-o ends of the defending semi-circle, and   he may,  therefore, ��� hope  to   drive   his  opponent back to Aviden  the  gap he  has made, and then  as die pushes  fresh troops into it, and holds the  enemy along the rest of his front, to  roll up either wing of the  defence  This  task,  hard  in any case, is  rendered harder Avhen a river must  first be crossed, for a riA'er between  two armies preA'ents  the. assailant  from engaging the defender along  his Avhole  front,  except with  tho  artillery and, therefore a defender  as soon as  he  recognizes  the  real  point of attack  can  hurry troops  from   both   Avings   to   his   centre.  A liver also limits  the  number  of  troops that au assailant can bring  to bear, for they must all  cross  a  bridge or bridges by defile. General  Buller has made a"good start.     In  order to be able to advance he will  probably have to diivo the Boers  from Doom Kloof, to seperate the  two Boer  Avings  and  then  Avhile  holding one of them to attack and  crush the  other.    That  cannot be  an easy matter, for they can move  troops   faster   than Ave,   aud will  probably   pour   a  coirverging  fire  from the   north   and  Avest  if not I  from  the  uortlnvest and  east on  Vaalkrants..  We hear from Ladysmith that  the Boer heavy baggage has gone  toward the passage. The Boers  are well aware that defeat means  for them the raising of the siege of  Ladysmith, and their retreat from  the district. It is to be hoped that  general Buller will pi ess the attack  and not tire, even if the engagement lasts seA'eral days.  The case resembles that of general Grant, at Fort Donaldson,  when he first realized that it Avas a  question as to Avhich of the two  armies, both tired fighting, could  first renew the attack. But general Buller cannot relieve Ladysmith ~exce~pt by lefeating andUriv-  ing aAA'ay the Boer army and thus  raising the seige. He cannot cut  his way through the Boers and  march on Ladysmith, leaving the  Boers undestroyed on his flank.  That Avould only lead to the loss of  hia army.  Shoit of breaking the Boer resistance he might, however, by a  sufficiently vigorous and prolonged  attack, compel them to call up reinforcements from the investing lines  at Ladysmith, and thus make it  possible for sir George White to  break through the lines and inarch  on Skits Drift. That movement  Avould bo costly. It Avould begin  with tho sacrifice of tho heavy guns  aud Avith a heaA'y loss in the sortie.  There Avould then be great pressure  on the rear guard, heaA'y loss in the  ten-mile march, and further loss in  the attack on the rear of the Boers  at Brakfontein, or Doom Kloof, but  it would be an honorable Avay out  of what had been called the Ladysmith entanglement."  hay apiece. Thef loading of the  ships is to be doj-ie by Barber &  Co., and today the firm dispatched'  from Brookln the steamship St.  Dunstan. Sho is loaded almost entirely with wheat,'flour and provisions, of Avhich sho carries over  0000. The Buccntaur, loading at  Norton & Sons Pies, is taking on a  similar cargo of about 5000 tons.  Both are going to South African  ports.  QUESTIONS IN THE COMMONS  - British Transports in New York.  New York, February 8.���Three  steamships that are practically, if  not actually British transports, arrived in poi t. They are the Domi-  nico Larrinigea, the Barton and the  Ilyanthesa. The former tAvo will  load in Brooklyn and the latter at  Jercey City. All three will take on  cargoes of cavalry feed. The registered tonnage of the vessels is. in  the neighborhood of 3G00 tons, and  they will carry about 120,000  bushels of oats and 20,000 bales of  The Iago's Stormy Passage.  Boston, February-8.���The AVilson  Hue.-.steamer..lago,-^-captain   J. B.  Yales,   commandei'jv .reached    this  port   today   f rom v|liull,   England,  after a passage of two months. The  ordinary   time   occupied    between  ports is fourteen dajfes, but the' lago  pa'ssed through .experiences:, which'  at    times     threatngned   to    send  her    to   the    bottom,,, and   from  Avhichshe was saved by the]Ciinai;d  "steamer Cephrafbniaj'.Avhose captain  towed the lago to Boston after the  Wilson diner had broken -her shaft.  The lago left Hull on December 7th.  On the 15th she ran.ih.1t9  a north-  Avesterly gale, and .while the storm  was   at  its  height her tail  shaft  broke. ���  For the next;; 22. days she  was driven before a;;succcssion  of  gales  and;- beaten bj/ heavy seas.;  uiitiMOOO miles but of  her course,  she sighted the Cephaloniaand was  taken in tow.  French ConcessioniWn China.  Paris,   February �� .V;,_-A" yelloAv  book has been' issued dealing Avith  the successful  negotiations for obtaining f rom  tho Chinese government an  extension   of  theFiench  concession at Shangliaj.   The documents show that the chief opposition came from Great Britain, Avhich  country regarded  tho'extension as  au encroachment on its sphere of  influence   in   the   Yaugtse   valley.  Lord   Salisbury,   in   vjew   of   the  French  agreement of 1890, finally  Avaived opposition in. exchange for  certain privileges  for,British subjects.  Opposed to a Meddling Policy.  JIOM1-, February 8"���The' government has-j-TQused* two^-protests of  the opposition press- &y putting out  as a feeler the suggestion that Italy  must" join the other powers concerned in Chinecc tiade and the development of the country in combined action, in order to avoid  f utiu e European complications  groAviug out of thCempress doAv-  ager's coup d'etat. The opposition  organs are of the opinion that the  less activity Italy displays in  Chinese a flairs the better for the  nation.  Spanish-American Treaty.  Madrid, February 8.���The premier, scnor Silvela, has been informed by the United States minister Mr. Bellamy Store, that the  government of the' United States  hag accepted in principle the projected treaty of commerce, and that  negotiations on the.subject will be  actively pushed as soon as the senate indicates the action, Avhich it  Avill give to the treaties of commerce already concluded Avith other  powers.         Sick Juror Gause8~Dolayr~  New York, February 8.��� Juror  Manheim Brown, whose illness caused an adjournment of the trial-of  Roland B. Molineux from .January  24th to February 5th, Avas taken ill  again today while the jury win,  absent from the court room at  luncheon, at the Astor house. The  illness of Mr. Brown aviis not regarded as serious, but it Avas  thought advisable for him to remain in liis room during the afternoon, and the case .idjout'ned until  tomorrow.   Nova Scotia Legislature Meets.  Halifax, February 8.--The Nova  Scotia legislature amis opened this  afternoon by his honor lieutenant-  governor Daly. Among the other  matters referred to in the speech  from the throne avos the Avar in  South Africa, expressing Canada's  sympathy with the motheiland.  Answered by the Government.  London, February 8.���In the  house of commons today George  Wyndham, parliamentary secretary  of tho Avar office, answering a question said that 2285 officers and men  of tho British army are missing,  but it was uncertain how many of  them Avere at Pretoria. As to their  protection in case the British bc-  seiged Pretoria, Mr. Wyndham said  the government left that to the.discretion of lord Roberts.  AnsAverihg another, question, Mr.'  Wyndham said .that in., addition to  to the 180,000 troops in ; South  Africa,- recently '''mentioned'--in his  speech, the government had decided  to send .seventeen more battalions  of militia, and 3000 yeomanry, making a total for the militia "of over  20,000 inch, and for. the yeomanry  S000. Thegrand total in South  Africa, lie added, Avould then be  lO.i.OOO effective, exclusive of the"  sick and wounded.        .      . > ;  Replying to a", series of questions  on the subject of the Delagoa bay  railroad arbitration, William St.  John Broderick, parliamentary secretary of the foreign office, said the  goA'ernment had not been vouchsafed any leason or explanation for  the delay in the delivery of the  aAvard, mor AA-as the government  aAvare of the causes of the delay,  Avhich it considers regrettable. The  government, hoAvever, could not in-  teifere with the A'iew of hastening  the proceedings of the tribunal.  AnsAvering a question regarding  the purchase'of hay in the United  States, it AA'as said in behalf of the  goArernment that the ministry had  no knoAvledge that bad hay AA'as being consigned from tho United  States to South Africa. ' It AA'as  argu'ed that the home groAvn hay  Avas much inferior, and not as suitable iu the present campaign as  American hay. -   - '  London, February 9.���A dispatch  to the Morning Post, from Ladysmith, dated Febiuary 0th ��ays-  "Little can bo seen of general Buller's action, owing to the haze. It  appears that the Boers have Avith-  draAvn their big guns ft0111 the hills  heie soutlnvard. A large force of  Boers her remain nnd the garrison  is prepared for a night attack.  Di'i-U-N, February S.���- A large  force of Boers attacked Nordweni,  in Zuhiland, destroyed public buildings and took numerous prisoner?.  A largo forco of volunteers, Avith  artillery, has been despatched  thither to support the scouts, and  to oppose a ftuther advance by the  Boers.  says; "lam  convinced that if the  two republics had a sufficient guarantee    that    their     independence  would be respected, the Transvaal  would grant a five year retrospective franchise,  the burghers  would  retire to their own countries and  the AA'ar AA'ould  cease immediately.  These vioAA'S coming from a kinsman  of Mr.  W.  P. Schreiner, the  Cape premier, .will probably excite  much   comment.     Miv Con weight  Schreiner   points   out    that    the  Dutch outnumber the English colonists, and if local self government  continues to exist it Avill be  in  the  control of a large anti-British majority,imbued with ;the conviction  that tlio war! was forced oil  the,  Boers.:' '>'-.'���    ";;"' '''; : '���' : ���������'".'    "������������������-'?���  UNEASINESS ABOUT BULLER  Canada's Immigration Record.  Ottaava, February 8.���The figures for the immigration branch of  the Interior Department are made  up. They sIioav that during the  year 44,000 immigrants have settled in Canada. The number from  the United States is 11,000, or  about 2000 more than last year.  Edison's Condition Improved,  Akron, Ohio, February 7.���The  condition of Thomas A. Edison,  Avho has been ill in this city since  Sunday suffering from an attack of  acute influenza, is reported by his  physician to be better.  Bank Robbery in Danville.  Dan'VU.IjM, . February S.���A daring robbery Avas committed here  last night by .six masked and armed  burglar;?, Avho, after securing the  necessary tools from the shop of  Kidd & Mills, broke open the A'ault  of the People's Bank of Halifax and  secured about five thousand dollars.  A young man named Findlay, who  noticed burglars and'tried to give  an alarm jvas_covered by a revolver,  blindfolded, and tied hand and foot  by  tho   burglar.--   to   prevent  him  doing so,   Deal on the Mountain Chief,  G-U-i-NWooi), February S.���Montreal capital i.s after the Mountain  Chief, in tho Myers creek camp, A  deal is now pending and D. McPhail  has gone to Montreal to close it up.  The Mountain Chief claim is being  developed by a shaft sunk on a big  quart/- ledge. The property is  owned by a Greenwood company.  Death of a St. Thomas Volunteer.  St. Thomas, February 8.���-Word  has been received fiom Belmont,  South Africa, announcing the death  of private .1. K. Farley, of this city,  a member of the first contingent.  The death AA'as due to enteric fever.  Deceased aviis one of the first in  the city to offer his services for the  fiist contingent.  About $200,000 in Deposits.  Haa-U_ton, February S.���It is estimated that $200,000 is on depo.it  at Stinson's x"iVJl*-e bank, Avhich  closed its doors and suspended payment on Saturday. It is reported  that Stinson, of Chicago, Avhose  father left him the business, has  -j? 1,000,000 in Chicago real estate.  Boer Overture for Peace,  London, February 0. The Daily  Chronicle publishes tod-iy a long  disqui'-itjon upon South African  affairs from S. (', Cronweight  Schreiner, Avho advocates peace  overtures   by   Great   Britain.   He  .;' His Position is Desperate,  London;   February   9.^-All ' the  message's 'from  the observers with  general Buller -throw in a phrase  or two about  the strength of tho  Boer positions aud the difficulties  of. the work, but they do not carry  events   beyond   Tuesday   evening.  Their last slender narratives leave  the British advance at Vaalkrant/.,  in the centre of a semi-circle, where  the troops are  exposed to the Boer  artillery 911  both' sides  and in the  centre.   The fighting continued until 9 o'clock Tuesday evening, and  also Avithout doubt continued Wednesday,   as    the    Boers   certainly  AA'ould not leave this Avedge into  their lines unmolested.  It is also inferred that general  Buller, must either continue his ad-  vance or retire. The ^heaviest  fighting appears to haA'e been on  Tuesday. General Buller's 233  casualties are mentioned as having  occurred before Tuesday noon.  Largo lists are consequently expected for the rest of the day. The  casualties already reported bring  the total British losses to. 10,244  killed, Avounded and captured.^.The  disposition-here is rather jto^jiiin-  imixe the'iriiportance bf tlie'figntiiig  in Natalj and to suggest that this is  only an incident auywav, placing  hope upon the expeeted decisive engagements in northern Cape Colony  and upon the invasion of the Free  State by lord Roberts.  At all eA'ents this is the official  view. The public 'does not like  these new waits, and there i.s sharp  anxiety for further ucaa's. In Cape  Colony general Macdonald has had  a skirmish.Avith a thousand Boers  at Koodoorg. This was on Monday.  The Boers have been taking the  offensive against general French,  near Lonsburg, aft Avell as against  general Gatacre in the Stormberg  hills.  Since the  war  has  strained the  resources  of the  military  system,  Englishmen ha\'e been troubled by  the   possibility  that   sea   fighting  might sboAv   naval   defects  Avhich  Avould weaken  the  first line of defence  in   Avhich   the   count.y  has  placed such  complete  trust.    This  apprehension has   suddenly found  expression.    During the last two or  -three days., in-half the newspapers  in  England,  the  government's attention   has     been     specially   directed     to     tho     muzzle-loading  gnus.    Even public men' have been  painfully surpiiscd   to  learn  that  sixteen battleships and eight armored cruisers depend  upon  mu/.zle  loaders,    Tliis 1110.111,1  that smaller  but faster ships, with modern guns  Avould be able to lay one thousand  or tAA'o thousand yards out of tango,  and to disable in   leisurely  fashion  about one-third of the A'essels Avhich  appear  in   the  naval  list  as  first  class.    The admiralty is understood  to be preparing to remedy this defect, and to propose ul&o considerable  additions  that   will   preserve  the present ratio of Great Bii tain's  naval strength to  that  of France  and Germany.  A supplementary army estimate  to March 31st Avas laid pro forma  before the house of commons yesterday, but was not made public.  It is tcported that the call is for  ��20,000,000, which will make the  cost of the Avar up'to that dale  ��30,000,000. The maintenance of  200,000 men at the front, it is estimated, costs between i.8,000,000  and ��10,000,000 per mouth.  HEAVY FIGHTING CONTINUES  But Particulars Are Lacking.  London, February 9.���The Daily  Telegraph has received the folloAving dispatch, dated February 0th,  from Spearman's  Camp'':    "This  is  the second day of the  battle, and  the fighting has been fiercer than it  was yesterday. At~da\vn tlio Boers  began the action  by shelling our  biA'ouae Avith their long "Tom" and  "Pompb" gniis  from  Doom  Kloof.  Their six-inch shells  fell   near  the  spot Avliere general Buller and  his  staff '���������were ������watching   the  engagement.     One   shell   burst   amid  a  squadron of the Thirteenth Hussars,'  but} nbt! a Jrsoul ' was    touched:  Our-guhs front Swart/. Kop and'bit  the plain soon silenced the enemy's  artillery, but repeatedly the Boers  brought bapk : their  guns,  popped  them into work over the hills, fired  a   few''."rounds',   and    then'   again  changed   their  positions.     During  the morning our gunners succeeded  inbloAving up the enemy's ammunition    Avagpn    upon   Doom   Kloof.  General   Lyttleton's   brigade' was  shot at front three sides," and-had a  Vvaim time upon Vaalkrantz.' . Desperate  efforts were  made  by the  Boers to recoA'er the  smoking hill.  The Durham Light Infantry, Kings  Royal Rifles and Scottish Rifles gallantly charged  and cleared the position.    General Hildyard's brigade  relieved general Lyttleton's brigade  toward sunset.    Fighting continued  uutil 9  o'clock.    Several  prisoners  have  been   taken.    They' say the  Boers yesterday lost heavily.    Tho  enemy suffered severely today. - It  is reported that  among their dead  in the trenches several armed Kaffirs were found."  Gold Brick From the Cariboo.     '[  -' Grbknavood, Februarys.���Superintendent Kean of the Cariboo Consolidated Mining Company returned  yesterday le Camp-MelCinnoy. Ho  brought down .v golrfbri^-ss*^^.  sain pics of _q uartz, simi>lv___-r _.__���-��-n~^  wi��h'the yelloAv metal. The>v  samples were for exhibition at tho  Toronto'oflice, the gold brick for  dividends for the shareholders. Tiie  samples came from the neAV drift  being opened up'in the Okanogan  claim. The ore in the uoav drift is  ��aid to be fabulously rich und extra  precautions are being taken in saAr-  i��g it.       __J_ ^J'1  Changes in Provincial OffictaJs.  WinniI'EG, February fi.���-The gov- '  eminent has passed and order-in-  council dismissing J. -W. Sif ton  from his position as�� chief cicrk of  the public Avorks department 'and  inspector of public ' institutions.  The positions of chief clerk of public works,; buildings inspector and  government engineer, the latter of  which Avas formerly held by "J.'A.  MacDonell, will be cancelled, and  James Simpson, formerly chief engineer of the Northern' Pacific, has  been appointed to fill the consolidated Office.  The Pomeranian Heard From.  MoNTi-KAi., February 8.���Messrs.  Allan received a cable from the  captain of the Pomeranian, AA'ith  the second portion of the Canadian  contingent, Avhich sailed sailed from  Halifax on Saturday, Jannry 27th,  at Cape St. Vincent, Capo Verde  Islands this morning. The captain  leports all well.  Furniture Combine Fails.  _ Toronto, February S������-Tho-fur-  uituic combine is not meeting Avith  success, and tho scheme may fall  through. The combine included a  number of firms in this cOuntiy,  and the agreement Avas that tho  firms should be bought out, but  times are good and small firms put  very large prices on their plants',  about three times Avhrtt the combine can give. At any rate the  consummation of the deal i>. postponed for six months,  Jacobsen Wants Damages,  Victoria, February 8,- Captain  Victor Jacobsen ha* entered an action for libel against the Colonist  Printing <!c Publishing Company,  claiming damages to the extent of  $.)000 for injuries alleged to have  been done him by the publication  of articles in tho Colonist in connection Avith the local agitation  against pro-Boer sympathizer.-.  Explorer Stanley 111.  London, February S. - Sir Henry  Morton Stanley, the South African  exploreiyind Liberal-Unionist member of parliament for North Lambeth, aviis taken suddenly ill Avith  gastritis in the house of commons  Inst night, and is iu a someAA hat  serious condition.  Boundary's Contributions.  Gi.-.i_NAV<joi>, February S.~-[Special to The Ttibune.]-The recent  patriotic concert held in this city  realized $045, Avhich wUi be sent to  the treasurer of the Mansion House  Fund, London. Camp McKinney is  also sending $113.  \  ���'"'"'"  '" 1+'���~ '���" :-'-' ���    '���' " '"  '  ���'���    ���"��� v 1'������ ���   -��� -.i-.ii,--��-i.-.y_i.i__irii M=~*Bmm^i,mi.iiMinmMmiMmKmmxuaBa^maJma^mmeimamxtmM  ��_;^.g_j^^  ^^g^i^^igf^^^Shf^^^s^^^i^00^p  H^-f.   il   �� ' THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B.-.C  FRTDAY FEBRUARY 0,  WOO  $5-Spring Suits��-$5  Now is a good I..1110 to select, your spring suit or overcoat.   It may seem a liltlo  (tally, hut bettor buy early than wail- until lino.-, aro broken.    Wo have ,ilist re-  ceived a Iui'ku sl-ii-ii.ciit _f suil-i and light overcoats, nnd will sell you serge and  I weed .suits lor men from ?5 up.  Bee our K-ijo.it Sire it suits for young men, the newest thing out.  Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  J. F. WEIR, Men's Outfitter.  Gi.A.sD Forks will not suffer at  the hands of the Associated Press  correspondent at that point. There  is nothing too good for Grand  Forks. It is to be the natural  smelting point for the Boundary  district, Avhich will require at least  twenty smelters, and iu addition to  this two mining companies aro going to erect refineries. There are  no half measures with- this correspondent.       '  -  ORTY-EICHT MEN ACCEPTED  For Strathcona's Horse.  The work of recruiting the Nelson  contingent for the Strathcona  Horse is practically complete. Yesterday 35 men Avere sAvoru in, which  with the 13 AA'ho took the oath on  Wednesday brings the total up to  48.   The list is as fblloAA's:  James Abbott, 5 feet 9 inches,  Rossland.  George S. Ager, 5 feet 8 inches,  Slocan City.  P.K. Allen, 5 feet Sh incites, Rossland.  W. Beresford, 0 feet 1 inch, Nelson.  Robert Bingham, 5 feet Oh inches,  Rossland.  Jame3 Bullough, 5 feet 10| inches,  Nelson.  Louis Castellain,  Rossland.;  0  5 feet 9 inches,  feet 1 inch, Nel-  feet 10] inches,  - Walter Gooke,  son.  C. W. Cottrill,  Rossland:  - Albert G. Crafter,  0 -feet, Ross  ������-landi-. _.-'<;-. ;���:. -.'���.-^ ������:;  ��� Edward Gronyn, 0 feet, Nelson.;  a-H. M.>Daly, 5;feeti7��.laches.  ''if^^ieetj'?  roll call and other Avork. The half-  squiidi'ou leaves at niidnignt on tho  Bloyie, but an effort is being made  to have the steamer's departure delayed for an hour until the proposed  banquet at the Hotel Phair is concluded.  Lieutenant-colonel Morris has appointed Albert G. Grafter of Rossland to act as corporal pro teni. The  provisional non-coms are therefore:  Percy Routh, J. Bullough, S. J.  Kelly and A. G. Craft or.  Tho tallest man in the Nelson  contingent is A. T. H. Williams of  Kaslo"Avlio measures 75 inches in  his stockings. The shortest is Mc-  Kugo avIio stands 05 inches. Mc-  Kugo goes as air artisan, 'however.'  W. Beresford of Nelson is an ex-  officer of the Royal Navy, his last  ship being II. M. S. Bacchante.  J. A. Fraser punched cows for  some years about Calgary and is a  good man in the saddle.  Grogari of Rossland is a mining  and; real estate broker, and is a  popular business man.  S. J. Kelly resigns his post on the  provincial police to accompany the  contingent. He has been iu charge  of the chief inspector's office at  Nelson for several months.  Lee of Rossland, .formerly.-of Nelson, saw service in South Africa in  1832, and is quite familiar with; the  country over AA'hich the. British  army is operating,  C. B. MacDoiinell of Rossland is  an old mounted policeman. He a vas  broncho buster at MacLeod during  a portion of his six years' sei'A'ice.  St. JOSEPH'S SCHOOL  /    NELSON, B.Cv;   .���;;':  ,;���...'A boarding and day school conducted by the  ��� Sisters of St. Joseph of Pence. It is situated "at  the corner of Mill and Josephine streets in one of  tlio bost: residential, portions of Nelson, and is  easily accessible from all parts of the'eity.  : The course of study includes tho fundamental  and higher branches of thorough -English education :���   I-tiisines.-.   courseT-bookkeeping,   stcnog-'  "Vaphyand.typewriting.   Scicnecicotirso^-niiisio;  i,voci-_tai-d inntruiuoiital,'draVv,hiBi;etc.;����Watu��ai:tj.l  >_-_>|pMl_^#^  -;'K l^eteruw aiid_partieulivr_i applyatoi'tlife-Sistor ���  ^B&ve3m^fM^m^;m-A"^''       "  " "'"  G. A. M-.Doin.-_l i.s also an ex-  policeman, lie wa.s one of a party  which effected the capture of Big  Bear in 1883.  Horace Pyin has been packing and  mining about Nelson and Ymir for  some time. He avus also in Ncav  Zealand for a number of years.  Percy Routh avIio goes to Otttvvva  Avith the contingent as corporal AA'as  a sergeant in the police AA'hen he  left the force. Since then lie has  been a packer aud   broncho buster   : . , .1  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  *j��l_*��-i  fi* .fi*. __ .fi*. _�� ._*. __ .fi*..fi*  ��*-^ ��� fi.  %_>-__-_-%>-  -_Sv__g^_J%-  ���fi>, fit.fi*.  fi& ��� fi*- fgfi ��� fi*- fi* - fi*- fi* ��� fi*,- 0*  fi*-0fi>-fi*-^  At Till'- Piiair.���R. M. Grogan,  D. Dickinson, F. Sea.vol I, jr., F. F.  C. Lewis, L. A. Campbell, Rossland;  J. F. Miller, R. Lockliai-t, Trail; It.  A. Ross, Montreal; P. J. Hickey,  Sandon ; K. J. L. Ross, Kaslo; W. Skene, J. A. Thomson,  Vancouver; M. H. Cowan, Spokane;  F. E. Adi-ins, GreetiAVOod; J. IU.  Young, Toronto.  At tiiii Quiii:NS.���G. Mercer, W.  W. Peterson, E. G. Beer, Miss Reit,  Greenwood; J. W. Bulraer, A. K.  Thompson, W: Riiliu, E. B. Webster, l-ossland; J....'English, New  Denver;.'E.''.L Kelly, Ymir.:  At Tiiio Maddkn.���J. A. Mercer,  Greenwood; J. A. Saunders, W.  GalloAvay, Grand Forks; R. S. Burton, J. J. Ken uedy, Burton City; C.  Scanlau, J. Casey, 0. Miseiier.  At Till- Grand Ci_ntrai_.���P. P.  Switf-er, A. J. Sutherland, Rossland;  J. E.Ingram,-G. A. Kelly, J. E. Euo?,  Spokane; W. Stubbs, Sancro; J.'-O.  Kendall, C. McNeill, J. B. Leclair.P.  Setters, Fernie; J. Miller, Athabasca. ������������-.  HUDSO^S BAY  w  iti  iff  iff  iff  V  Hi.  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ili  Hi  Hi  Hi  *��,  NOVELTY  DRESS  GOODS  ^J_-��3--��3_Sr3:-_J:_}:��*_-r_l��'?''  t* &��-:����������:&&&���:&�����'_  36 BAKER STREET, NELSON  NEW  SPRING  GOODS  ��  Hi  ����  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  _��  ^-ttaat-ssaaaaaaa-a^'  iff  iti  iff  Our Whitewear Sale being such a great success we still offer greater   w  reductions in all departments this coming week  INCORPORATED 1670.  Just .Received  'Hi  iff  iff  Our buyer, Mr. Irvine, is in  order to  make  in  the  room we will  east  purchasing Spring Goods, and  give our customers great  bargains  ib  ib  ib Cioak aqd Suit Department  ib  ib  ib  ib  ��./  ib  ib  W  v./  m  m  Ladies'Jackets $3, former price $6  Ladies' Jackets $4, former price $7.50.  Ladjes' Jackets $5, former price $8  Ladies'Jackets $6, former price $10 -  Ladies' Jackets $8, former price $ 12  Tailor-made Suits from $6 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  ipess Goods Department  In  order to clear this department we will  sell at less than half price leogths 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  0      and Colored Silks for skirts and dresses;  Don't missc this great bargain sale  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ib  ;\Si*ieeti|.^i^it^  ^^-^feejzie^j- ���^^i}^__'iixe' he%';  :?||^i_5Qilfyi::':4:'^v"':;^^: ..... . ...   .  "gj@^.|||y^f^ _t;I��-; .i'i.i00Bt[  GreeiiAvopd.  ���   G. McKurq, 5 feet 5i inches, (arti-  staii), Slogan City. ...  '     A. W. O'Brien, (5 feet, Green wood.  . ��� 11. IJ. Palmer,  5  feet 10 incite?,  Ito'ssland.  F.C. Parks, T, feet 8| iuche.-, Nelson. /  A.-C. Pearson,-ij  feet !)A  inches.  Nelson.  A. G. J. Pinder, 5 fect,.10i inches,  Nelson.        "."._'-  A. CPinkerton, Tt feet 0  inchec,  Greenwood.    _  C. .7. Powell, 0 feet, Nelson. -,-  11. M. Pym, 5 feet 9  inches,  Nelson." ' ' -   - ",  W.M. llobscm, 5 feet i)h   inches;  Rosslantl.    ,'  -       '  ' ,      -  '   Pei[cy Routh, 5   feet -1'lh -inches',  Nelson.   ',���      -        ��� '      -   '"   '.'  ailfcfeSlTcStl'.-..,. .    ..  :P]ijp^^^^o^iMotoli-,  :���':��� ''it>R_JKR;OF"T-l.-:.}_v��- ������ -  And T wtintto bo hi It.   I havo just rocolved  1 Qvcr_oa_li_K_,r_p  to clioo.se from nmclo'lo  Kail tdimplos of -.ui-iiiKi- ftUfl 6voruoal,liit?_,rcpi'0  soiiting a 950,000 -lunik ���--���--���- ���  ��� ���  5, feet 8 inches,  Nel--  5 feet  9 inches,:  feet-10  inches,  John Russell, 5 feet S inches, Nelson. / . '.      -  ��� John Jiya'u  - son. -   ���    -'  '     P. E.  Simiison,  -Rossland. ���    ''  P. P.  Swifascr,  Rossland. -  ���T.'-H. A' Williams, 0 feet 3 inches,  Kaslo. , '  R. A. Winearals, 5 feofc 8h inches,  Nelson:  E. C. Wragge, 5 feet 1\  inches,  Nelson.  Today's program will consist of  the examination of all desirable  volunteers aa'Iio may be required to  fill.onfc the c.-utingeufc from other  points AvJtere the supply has not  equalled the demand. The men  Avill i.-robabIy be paraded betAveen  0 and 10 o'clock this morning for \  your order at p:ices never bofmo heard of in Nol-  hoii. All tho Intodl fads in Fancy VesLiiigs for  Fall and winter.  I-tullos'.-ailoririg In ail its bnuicliesa Hpiscialty.  Lofc'eaL priooH.   Itooins 1 and 11, Ilillyer block.  STEVENS, The Tailor  C'l-l-AN-iVCl  AND  Itl'-IMll.INO  YOUIt OAVN GOOJiS MADK Ul'  OI.U CLOTJIKd JIlAI.liJ CiOOO AS NKW  ARTHUR GEE  Opposite Clarko HoLol.   MK1.C1IANT TAII-OU  City of Nel ion Local Board of Heali!]  ' "VACCINATION 'NOTICE.    -   '-'  Xol iu6 i.t hereby ftiwi)ii lln.1. it is llio duty of l.lio  IKii'mHtO-Tovury I'-iild l�� timsp nich t-lilld vvilhiti  thruu uionllHof its iilith lo lio taken to homo  irii-dicil iiiMctllioiilsr, duly nppnlnlvd or lu'illiur-  i/.i-d itiiilor UiureKuIaiionsuf lite provitiuliil board  of licnllh. for tiio purrnx. nf licin^ vaccinalcd.  N'oiicui'1 i-l-WJ Kivoii Dial from and aflorllic  llfloonlli ilny of Kobruar} Infant, no eliilil will  bo allowed nl nlLuml imy piihlio or priralo schonl  in tho Cily of Nelson, mile-.. surli olilld sliall pro-  dlirolo the principal or h-iielier of llio xulionl a  cui'lilli'iitc hho .viii'-j that Ihe child ha-i bean'mie-  ees.fiilly vaccinated.       ��� .        "  A iiliy_.if.iaii will bo iuiillniiiancc al Iho puhlie  solsools daily, from .'i u'eli.rk p.m.'mil il 1 o'ciock  ii. in., for the purpose of vac-'iiii-liiii; oliildicii.'  Kvcvy.uliild iiroiientiin; itself fur vaoci rial ion  Kfioii'd he nccompanied by one of Ml idirenls.  -(-hildren whoi'O paroiiLs nro uunblo lo pity (.he  Viicciiialion f��e pnyttblu lo Ihti iiicdii-ul pniuli-  tiouer, will be I'liceinn'cd'fri'onf cluu',_ro on appli-  c.ition to tlio plijhii'iims ntlonriiuK nt'lho Yiuhlic  s'ho'ils, .��r lo I>r. I_aJ)uii flic city mudiuiil Iicallii  oillcer.   I.y order.  .1. IC. STUACIIANV .��c��rct:iry.  Xi.l.son. II. C:., KelniUiryTth, 1-KH>.  NOTICE.  Xoliec i.s hcroby ffiren that I intend lo apply at  IhO next .iict'tiiiK vf the Hoard of Licchm: com  nii..sidin'1'.s for llio City of Nelson, held after tho  expiration of lliirly Uujs from the dale hereof,  for a transfer of tin' iuIooii lii'-'ns-o now held by  rae, tinted llio l.Hh duy of Jilniiiiry, I'M', for Ihe  Hodoaasalnon, silmiUi mi the o.vsl ball of hit II  block 1. Nolson, li. C, to W. (,!. Itobiiison of .\ol-  son. U. Cr  Dated this.th day of Kcbriiary, ID**. .  AViinw-:   li. V. MacM-OD-     It. K .SillTU.  :'iitfii_.^;iij|ifci.iL^      %$$%&  our' iiroEBiON of &6&  LIVER  OIL, large  bottles. 75 cents. - ������  Canada Drag & Book Co.  ���KKI.SO��  H. D_  ASHOROFT  BLACKSfVllTHING  AND EXPERT   .  HORSESHOEING  Wagon ropalrlnfi. promptly attended to by a  -liftHjloHs wBeolwright.  Special attention Riven to' all kinds nf repairing and'ciifitom work from outside points.  iShop:   Hall ?���"_., between linker and Vernou  j -Mian'-, MtentHM;M:fch&fati^eeV*  Avood; 0. dlirown, Nelson; Mis. F.  0. Giles, Toronto; E. G. Jennings,  Victoria; 0. Morgan, Grand Forks;  W.Yates, Toronto; R. W./iiggar,  Hamilton; 11. B. Luke, Detroil,  Michigan; It. 15. Lyons, Ottawa.  RQYAY.SEAL    -'-'  AND .  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS  UNION MADE  Kootenay Cigar IVIfg. Co.  NUI-SO.V,  Ill-ITIS-I COI.UMIIIA  Lethbridge Gait Goal  The best value for Iho money in tlio iiuukef,  for all piirpobCM.  TEr-Mfi cahh      XV. P. Tii-it.N'HV, Ocncral Agent  Telephone W.    OJllcc with C. l��. J. Christie.  R, BARROW, A-M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  .-    LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and K����lr?nftX,?t���ot-i.  O. Box 559, TKliKWH-NK NO, a^  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  IMiodmlcnilronK, Hoses, h'ancy JivowrcciiM.  i\la��noliis, Hiilbs, neworop. Iit.wn Grass .Seed for  pi't's-unt or >.prii!j. phiiitiiw. \,\sxv,o��\. ami iiki.iI.  complete Moult in AVesteni Caunda.- fall ami  tniil.o your selefl ions of send foi-catnlOKiif,- Address at nursery urounds. und ijieeii ioiihe%  ' Jil. .1. ITKN K\. -'  3WKi AVokIiii1ii.sI6v ltoad, Vaneouver, 1-..C. .'  "OTERIfT^'   SALE.  rrovi-ico o�� Hi'ilMi Colmubiii, Nelson, AS'est  ICooleniiy, to-wil: ,   "  Hs-virtue of n Writ of I'ieri l-iiouis issued out,  of 1 he-rliiproii-o,-..oiirL of l.i'irNh ('oliiiublii, nt the  suit, of ('.liarltM CuIlnglULii, Adiniirislmlor of-lhe  e>tuto of AVilliimi Cullahais, deeeaved, pltiintill',  iiK.iiiis(.Aloii!-O.J). Coplcn', ili'fundiinl, nnd lo nle  directed uguinht the goods and ehatlels of Aloiiiio  1). Coplcn, tliuKiid defendfint, 1 have seized and  liiki'ii in cxeeiilion'iill the right, tiilo anil inlure-t  of the said defendant, Alonsio I). Coplun, in the  mineral-elaiiii, "ChictiBO," silnnlud about, one  mile from llio jiiiu-tioii of Cody and 'Carpenter  Croo'iC-i, on iho west, side of Cody Creek, nnd in-  Ibu ininci'iil claim, "Cube Lode,' situated on lop'  or tho divide between Sjndou Creek and Cody  Crook, and about one mile from mouth of  Cody Creek, adjoining the "I-ri^KUt.' and  "i'Yeddio Lee" mineral claim)., to recover Ihc  sum of ($I7('7.:-0) hove-ltoun hundred and s-c.eil  dollaiM and thirty cenis. amount of said CM-i'ii-  I inn and also interest on $1703.80 ntmx peruuiituin  per aiimim from the .-eventecnlh day of Jaiiiinry  lilu't), until iiaymenl, bc-ides .sheritl -s )ioiiiidiiK_>,  ollu-er'-i fec_. and all oilier logi-I inciuenlal ex-  ]ri-ij_-i'H; nil of which 1 shall expose for .sale or  Million nt thereof losatl_tfyFi--d.iMdBcme.il. dcbl  mid uoM-itU the frnnl of my ollice. next to (ho  Court. House, in Iho C-lty'of N'olnon, U. C , on 1he  ninth day of February, A. !>., 1WW. *> '' o clock in  Ihc forenoon. .,     ....  -VOTK���Iiitemllii-r piirchnsers wilUati-iylhem-  .selves us lo interest ,'iul lHUs of wilil defendant.  Hated at. Ke��'I>enVor. 11.C a��li,liiniiary, 1��>��.  !-_. 1'. TUCK, She,'Ut'of South Kootenay.  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 Cedarv  Rustic, Shiplapi 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      ,   ���'  The Tribune has a thorough- .  \y equipped  Book  Bindery in .  conned ion with its job printing department.    All kinds'of'  books, manufactured  to,_order,  and- an)'' kind   of .binding". or.  rebin'ding done .on-short notice-  BURNS BLOCK  NOTICE.  Thcl.rjtish Coluiiibia Moiitbcm llailway Com  paiiy will apply lo the jiarliaineiit of Canatl.i al  it  Ollice and Mills, corner ifall nnd Kront -Street?, Nelson  it-, next hussion for an act aiilliori!si--K' Ibc *'<im  puny to coiii])lcle at any lime before fhc cn<l of  theyeiir limi, its we.sterii section as described in  the nut. of tlio uiiil parllmiiuiifc (Wl-Cl Vicloria.  cli.ipler.ili) and a brunch line -froln a point on ils  iiiain lino at, or near tbo forks of Alithael ciculi.  I hence by wiy of Michael creel; lo Martin week  anil for other purposes.  Jly order of the board.  fi.CAMPllKl.r_ OSWALD, Sccretaiy.  Montreal, 17th November, IS'),..  -s... THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up.. $12,000,000  REST ."    e.ooo.ooo  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  iron. George A. Driimiuond Vice-President  K. S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Northwost Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Branches in London (Kiigland) Nkw Yoiik,  Ciii.'a.i.j, and all the principal cities iu Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling  Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant.   Commercial   and   Travelers'  available iu any pari of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, l'.to.  Credits,  Saving's Bank Branch  eUlll.KNT HATH OK  IJ-TKIU-ST PAID.   ,  L-  INDIVIDUALITIES.  Senator Vest,  Avho  recently announced his intention to retire from  politics at the end  of his  present  term, became a resident of Missouri  under peculiar circumstances.     Jn  I8aJ_, after being admitted  to  the  bar, he left Kentucky  on a  Avagon  traiii    for    California.      Jlecoming  snow-bound at  Georgeto\Arn,  Missouri,   he   decided  to  practice  Iiiav  there for the balance of the Aviuter,  and prospered so that  he  did not  resume his journey in   the  spring.  His first court ease AA'as the defense  of a negro slave accused of a capital  offense.     He undertopk the case at  the request of the  slave's  master,  and    remained   in   it   despite  the  threat of a A'igilance  committee to  lynch him for  so  far  disregarding  the    proprieties    as   to   defend   a  "nigger."  Quite a sensational story has been  going the rounds of  a  rebuke  administered to Mrs. Arthur Paget by  Swinburne, the poet.    Lady Paget,  and M. "Bertie"  Stopford,   aa'Iio is  the crack cotillion leader of London,  went to call/on  Swinburne  to ask  him to Avrite  the  masque for  the  forthcoming   charity   benefit over  Avhich Mrs. Paget  has supervision.  The poet received them in  a dirty  dressing-gown,  and   berated  them  .���ind the charity schemes in general  in so A'igorous a manner that Mrs.  Paget   and   Mr.  Stopford ��� made a  hurried   escape   from    the    house.  Theie  seems  to be  a   reaction  in  London   concerning   these charity  entertainments for  the  benefit of  the   orphans  and   Avidows of   tho  soldiers killed in the Transvaal war,  -especially those arranged by Americans.    They .uive boon attacked its  schemes simply to force an entrance  into society.     Not one of the great  South African millionaires has contributed a penny to them.  Camillo Antona Travcrsi, tho  dramatkt and literary historian,  avIio is a leader among tho younger  ���writers of Italy, has' been condemned to eight; year's imprisonment at Bologna for forgery. He  AAras deep in ~debt and signed the  name of the young duke Sform-  Cesarini, who had been his pupil, to  a mortgage for eighty thousand  lire, with which he hoped to put oft  his creditors. The judgment was  given in his absence, as he had fled  to "Paris. Until recently Antona  Tracers! A\as a professor in tho University of Rome. He has Avritten  books ou TTgo Poscolo and Leopardi  aud seA'eral Miccestful plays._  According to the American consul at Chingting, China, the people  of China are not so far behind the  procession as may be thought.__ At  least, Mr. Smithers giavely reports  ip the state department that, in  tlio department called YuugpoJ,  Chih-Ii Ting, gold is found in abini-  dance_ by Avashing in tho A'alley  near the city. Tho inhabitants of  the neighborhood keep large flocks  nf geese to Avork the gold field-, for  them. When the gco-_e arc found  to be very heavy they aro killed,  aud their craws emptied of the gold  contained therein. A flock of geese  is sometimes worth a good deal of  money, but geese dressed ready for  eating are very cheap, indeed -  from fifteen to twenty cents each.  ^THE  LEASING   OF   MINES,  Butle Mining AVoiId.  A mining exchange says: "Lack  of funds to carry on a mine property often obliges owners to let to  lessees," and adds, "there are many  ad\'antages as Avell as disadvantages  iu this system." That depends. If  owners of a mining property cannot  develop it, and wish to retain ib in-  laet'and can find a party or parties  Avho have tho faith and means to  expend the necessary amount to  make a mine or a failure, the oavu-  er_> can lose nothing by leasing it.  But if they knoAV Avhat the property contains they aie simply foolish  to transfer to others Avhat they can  gain for themselves.  Mines are leased for one of tAvo  reasons. In the first place, oAvncrs  avJio Avibh to lease their mining  property rather than Avork it themselves have little or no faith in their  holding.   Others may haA'e, but it  is seldom such parties haA'e   any  great amount of money to iuA'est in  another's   prospect.      The   lessees  may  "gopher"  about it, get Avhat  they can and leiwe it in Avorse shape  than they found it.    In the second  place,    owners  of   an  extons.A'ely  Avorked mine find a greater accruing interest in leasing to tributors  than   to  Avork it themselves.    Tho  mine  has,   probably,  outlived   its  bonanza days, but has many paying  spots, Avhich lessees find, and out of  which thoy make a little, Avhile the  owners are paid an interest ou the  values extracted.    Lessees are generally  those avIio are pretty Avell  acquainted   Avith  the    locatian  of  these  paying   columns,   shoots  or  spots,  and can make more out of  them i'or-the owners than can the  owners  by    Avorking    them    with  niontlily paid laborers.  Tho  old Whitlach Union died a  lingering  death under the leasing  system.    Over $5,000,000 AA'as taken  from  tho mine, the little town of  Union ville was filled Avith 400 voters  and a goodly number of AA'omen and  children,  and  Helena at  the time  made a very pretty penny by their  trade.    Tho Park  City  lodes  kept  pace Avith the Whitlach.Union, and  died with it and  under the same  system.    In tlieir eases the tributor,  as  a rule, did Avell, .and the  mine  managers gained Avhat they never  ������would  have    gotten    by  Avorking  them themselves.    These  AA'ere old  mines, supposed to be Avorn out aiid  exhausted, and the old miners avIio  had spent years in  their Avorkings,  made a little out of them as lessees.  But each Avorked Avhere he kneAV a  little pay rock had been left.  While    owners   of   Avell-worked  mine.: property   may  get a   little  tribute  money,- at  the  same time  they   see . their  old   prod ucer   of  wealth AA'qbble upon  its  last legs,  and finally fall Avith no hope of regaining its worth.    It has gone the  Avay of exhausted mines.    Owners,  of virgin mining ground face a different  condition  of things.    They  haA'e three propositions to consider  ���Avork tho mine themselves, sell it  to those Avho are able to take it, or  lease ib to partic. a\ho are Avilling  to���develope it.    The first two may  be done, each party taking it1-' own  chance1., the last proposition is quite  a different one.   Tiie owners may  advance  Avhat is  known as  "footage;"  that  is,  give to les-sees   an  amount equal to, say, one-quarter  or one-thiid of Avhat may be agreed  upon  as a'fair contract  price for  sinking a certain distance, or doing  a certain amount of work upou the  claim.     The footage   enables   the  miners without capital to pay, at  least, for their supplies and board,  if nothing else, Avhile the ground is  being*Avorked.    Such arrangements  may.be made,  but unless it is good  property it is alosiug one all round.  Old dumps are frequently leased  to parties avIio Avant to AA'oik them.  Neither party  can  lose  much  by  such disposition of them,  proposition AA'hich is fail  both     Theio^can  be  no  ing," no slighting A\'ork, nor no occasion  for  Avatching.    But   in too  _many_instances, miles'* every__condi__  tion be draAvn in black and Avhite,  tho  leasing  system   produces  disagreements, misunderstandings and  ill-feoling.    lb  amounts   simply to  this:   If the mine be a good one the  OAvners will not lease it; if it be an  exhausted one, old miners will take  it only upon their oavh terms, and  if it be an  undeveloped property  miners care nob to assume all the  cost of development Avork, and but  I'oav OAvners care to share ib Avith  privilege of dropping into a favorite  resort and hobnobbing Avith friends  ���a custom Avhich is dear to eATery  Swiss���must be foregone. The law  is effective for several reasons. The  military exemption tax is small���  it is generally paid���and the ordinary peasant does not like to see his  name publicly printed.  UNDEKQROUND RAILWAYS.  That is a  fly before  "gopher-  In making provision  for an underground   street   railway  system  the construction of Avhich "will cost  $35,000,000   New   York   is   by   no  means a pioneer.   It is but folloAV-  iug the example of other great cities that haA'e demonstrated the Avis-  dom and practicability of this form  of rapid   transit.   Boston  led the  Avay among   American  cities, and  now has underground transit in successful operation.    London has long  had underground  railways,  but as  the system   Avas introduced there  when steam was the only,motive  poAver the  underground lines Avere  unsatisfactory ,> because     of    the  smoke.   Now that   electricity has  replaced steam as the motive poAA'er,  this objection, is entirely overcome  and  London  has  recently gone in  for more underground railways.   In  preparation for the coming exposition  the    local   transit system  of  Paris is  being  radically improved.  Among   other    things   an   under-,  ground system,  now Hearing completion, is  being built  at a.cost of  $.37,000,000.    Before the exposition  of lSQCt in Budapest au underground  road Avas built under the Andrassy  strasse   from    the    heart   of   the  city on  the  Danube  front  to  the  exhibition grounds.    The Andrassy  strasse is a beautiful avenue from  the surface of which the people desired to  exclude street  cars.   The  ambitious  plans  of Vienna  for  a  progressive system of local  transit  provide for underground construction in the  business  center of the  city.      Berlin   has   a Very   small  amount of-underground road at the  present time, but the future plans  for that city call for subAvays in the  central districts.  -Undoubtedly underground roads,  in the crowded sections at least,  are to constitute a feature of the  local transit systems in most of the  larger cities, of': the world in the  near future. Chicago is much in  need of such underground roads or  subways in the downtoAvn district,  and the soil there is well adapted to  their easy construction. If all the  street cars were removed from the  surface in the heart of the city life  Avould be rendeiod safer and much  more pleasant to the dense thiongs  of pedestrians. The, speed of. the  cars Avould be increased, too, and  the annoying interference with  traffic from fires, processions and  tho like Avould be done away AAith.  Subways built primarily for the accomodation of street cars could  aho be made to do service for conduits carrying pipes and Avires,  thus helping to solve the problem  of providing a conduit system that  will render unnecessary the continual tearing up of streets.  CHAIRS (?)  Well, rather. We received an entire car,  (1300) of chairs last Tuesday, containing _  fancy diners (in suits or otherwise), fancy  rockers in cobbler seat or wood, cheaper  dining chairs finished in golden oak arid  cheaper ones still suitable for either dining  ���room or kitchen. There are a few office tilt-  ers in the lot. So you can'tstick us on  chairs, either in design, quantity or price.  m  sion, ship subsidies and other subjects that they believe will be useful in the approaching campaign.  It is part of their purpose to bring  about as much unanimity as possible in the several state conventions   on   these -'''"-subjects',"' leaving ���_  _ ,  each state to deal with ihe silver   until the plague is over.  Wiiit##iiiiii#SN  W. P. DICKSON  B. H. H. APPLEWHAITH  J. MoPHBH  Kooter(ay Electric Supply & Construction Co.  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  issue as best suited for its particular locality. ;  The Plague in Honolulu.  Washington, February 8.���Surgeon-general Sternberg has received  a report from major B. D. Taylor,  surgeon of the United States army,  Honolulu, iu regard to the progress  of the bubonic plague in Honolulu.  His report is ��� dated at tiie United.  States military, hospital, Honolulu;  January 15th, and says that upfto  that date there '"have" been  34'cases  of bubonic  plagueain "the city of  Honolulu,   AA'ith   27   deaths.    '.The  situation is very serious," says surgeon  Taylor, ,"as the'..' tlneaso   lias  broken put iii several isolated places  outside ofitheloriginally infected  district.   One soldier of'the   Hawaiian  national  guard is dead of  the   disease   and  a; white woman  ;frbnfipue. of the stores in the prilicit  pal  street  is very ill.    In  view Jof  ithe fact that a detachment of fifteen  men of the "Sixth iii-tilleryT iiv -tiie  toAvnwere necessarily living  with  Complete Electric Equipments far Hlectrio Power Transmission and Lighting for  Mines, Towns Electric Fixtures, Lamps, Sells, Telephones, Annunciators, Etc.  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street. Nelson, B. O.  lessees.  Laws of the Swiss.  To punish a man for non-payment of a certain tax by foi bidding  him to enter a' restaurant is a  rather singular act of government,  yet in the canton of Bern such a  laAV is in effect. Every man in  Switzerland must serve iu the Swiss  army if he be physically capable,  and if he be not physically capable  he must pay what is called the"  military exemption tax. In the  canton of Bern a rigidly enforced  law is in effect which prohibits -a  person Avho has not paid this tax  from entering any of the various  sUoons until the tax is paid. This  laAV is called the "wirtshau&verpot."  The government-says that if a man  has money to spend for coffee, beer  or liquor he must also have money  enough Avith which to pay his debt  to the state. At intervals one may  read iu the local official paper the  list of names of those avIio must  stay aAvay from the gardens The  law cannot prohibit a person fiom  obtaining liquor through the intervention or help or a friend, but the  The Next Antarctic Expedition.  There is something very appropriate in the announcement  that the ne\v vessel i'or the projected antartic expedition is to be  built by the Dundee shipbuilders,  for Messrs. Stephen, Avho formerly  oAvned tho establishment, Avho  built of several noted whalers.  The new ship, which is to be ready  by March of next year, Avill cost  about ��_K).000._ In leiij?t_h_it av|1I be.  172 feet, and in its construction  practically the design of the well  knoAvn sealer Blood-hound will be  foIloAved. The framing and planking Avill bo of Biitish oak, sheathed  Avith iron, and the propelling engines will be exceptionally poAver-  ful for a vesbel of the class. Whatever doubts there wore as to the  financial success of the project have  uoav beeu removed, and the money  at tho disposal of the committee is  more than adequate, Mr. L, W.  Longstulf of Wimbledon has given  $25,000, and the government and  many scientific societies have promised liberal aid. - In addition, arrangements have been made for the  cooperation of the German expedition, so that the three years' voyage i*_ likely to result iu the accumulation of very complete in-  foi mation.  distributes   - a     layer     of     from  ten     to     fou rteej-ij, inches    along  stretches    of     thef- beach,    river  banks      and      creeks,     extend ing  all  told   for   miles.'   With  Avinter  comes the freezing of the glacier to  the bedrock of the channel, and nature's  mortal  for   six  months lies  idle.    During   that   time   the*sea  takes advantage and piles in on the  beach its layer  of   ten  or twelve  inches  of Avhite  saiid.    While the  black sands of Yakutat are rich in  gold, yet so  line are the particles  that no  process  Avhcreby the gold  can be separated from the sand and  be saved has as yet been discovered,  or, at least, has proved its efficiency  under  practical   test. < To the inventor of a  successful  black sand  working plant therein re millions in  gold aAvaiting.    The deposits on the  beach at Yakuiat alone are of sufficient magnitude  to keep Avorking  for many a decade the most extensive of plants that could be placed  there. _.   ~  Japanese View of Christianity.  A recent meeting at the house of  prince Konoye, where plans Avere  plans AA'ere said to have been made  to check the progress of Christianity in Japan, has already been reported. The anti-Christian attitude of the department of education also has been 'mentioned.  Prince Konoye, however, on his le-  turn from a trip abroad, has expressed some sentiments which  show that he is ' at least appreciative of the products of Christianity.  The prince affirms that he discovered that when persons in Europe  spoke of "gentlemen" they referred  to a man's moral quilidcations,  rather than to his material condition. A ���'gentleman" Avas a man of  honor who scrupulously fulfilled nil  his   engagements,   and   avIio   avIiq  ���  Ground by the Glacier.  The immensity and richness of  the Cape Nome beach has agniu  brought to the front the famed and  fickle black sands of the Yakutat.  These sands are ground from "some  quartz ledge by the seaAvard movement of the glacier at the head of  Yakutat bay. In the summer season the glacier thaAV9 and commences its slow, irresistible grinding toward the sea. Tho river is  filled with the sulphuret-gold laden  sand, which is sent forth with the  bundled or more tiny streams  gushing from the base of tLegli-  e'er. The black sand is heavier  than the Avhite ocean sand, and,  pushing back from the  latter, it  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  (Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition  A. R. SHERWOOD  AArould forfeit all his  rights to the  title at once,if he committed any of  the acts Avhich  iu  Japan  are  condoned or overlooked.     The  prince  thinks that an  immense  reform i.s  needed in this  country, and, Avhile  he disclaims any desire to introduce  Christianity into  Japan, does not  hesitate to say that the  gentleman  ���the man of honor���is  a product  of  Christianity.     The Japan Mail  Avonders why, if this is the impression created by occidental  civilization upon the  Japanese  mind,tho  prince shrinks from achrocating the  planting   of   Christianity   on  this  country's soil.  The Democratic Platform.  Neav   York,   February    7.���According to.tlie Herald there is to be  no  total  surrender  by "the Democratic leaders to the  gold standard  men.    Jf  men  like  Mr, Bryan and  chairman Jones have tlieir Avay. the  silver  plank  of the Chicago  platform   Avill    bo t emphatically    reaffirmed, and at the same time it  Avili ' be  the  policy   of "the  party  managers to devise a platform that  Avill  have enough planks   to give  stauding room for all classes of men  opposed to the .Republican admsni.s--  tration.   With a view to  bringing  about  as  much harmony as  possible, senator Jones recently designated senators Moneyof Mississippi,  Bacon, of Georgia, Tillman of South  Carolina and and Turley of Tennessee  to  act. as  a sort  of  advisory  committee, and to get together material  available for platform-making purposes.   Theso  .senators are  now   going   through  forniD-  platforms of the party aud looking up  arguments   against  trusts,  cxpau-  and intimately associated with the  national guard,; I^ have1. reconiS  mended A'erbally to the commanding oflieer that these troops be  removed' to Camp McKiniey and  placed in an isolated camp for seAren  days and not returned to the town  This has  been done. The board of health is  burning ChinatoAvu and all other infected localities, keeping the inhabitants in isolated camps.' Tho  board has a tremendous task before  it, hoAvever, as the accumulation of  filth of many years is enormous.  We are lucky at the hospital in  being''on high ground -two-miles  from the infected points and in a  thinly settled neighborhood. Camp  McKiniey is also Avell protected,  being: five miles from the toAvn and  'completely isolated."  .,;   Smallpox at Toronto Junction.  ,    Toronto,.February S.���Allof the  schools: .in.Toronto  Junction have  been closed as a result of an outbreak of .smallpox-in', that, place.  Wholesale  fioiljse&f I  NELSON  fv B.Cli ���:  AMERICAN  AND   .  EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS  25  CENTS  ROOMS LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  ' AND HEATED BY STEAM  2_ CENTS TO 31  ��� :.^~-r.--:-.r"-GR0CERIES.-,-:*,.-.,,-; -:  < A    MACDONALD & CO.-Coriici' Vornon and  *-*": Josephine strcct-i, wholeai.lo grocer* niicl  jobbcra inblankoLs. gloves, lnil.l.w. boots, rubber-',  Diacktnaws and minors' sundries.  -VXZTOOTENAY. SUPPLY COMPANY, J.IMI-  JA- TED���Vornon street, Nelson, wholesale  proo-ors. .  - ^_  fOHN CHOLD1TCH &'CO.-Front street, Ncl-  *J    inn, wholesale grocers.        COAL.     -    ��� ��� ���'  rjROAV'S NEST PASS COAL COMPANY.-  v-' Wholesale dealers in coal and coke. Charle.i  SI. Ilurbc, Agent. Uaker street.. Nelson.  HARDWARE,AND MINING- SUPPLIES.  O" BYEllS &"���_._).���Corner llakcrand Josephine  ���*-*������ 8treo_8.".NelHou, wholesalo dealers in liard-  waro and..mining, supplies. -Agentifor Giant  PowderCo."H, ��� - - -' -      �����  .  LAAVRENCE  Baker St.,  321 to 331 Baker Street, Nelson_  pEfiOfffiit  BAKER STKEET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Largo comfortable bedrooms and. first-oligg  dining-room. Sample rooms for commerclt-l mon.  RATES $2 PER DAY  IV|rs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  T.ATK OF THE KOIML HOl'BL, CAI-OARY  IVjadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nel-Oii  The only hotel In iVelson thati has remained  under ontj __ia.iageme.i�� since 1890,  The bed.rooms are well turnishetl and lighted  by electricity.  The bar- la always stocked by tho best domes-  tlo and Imported liquors and cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  B. C. HOTEL  EEIE,B. C.  ,,    -.--.��� -������"< .���rw...   Choicest wines,  IK.uorb and cigars    Every comfort for transient  Klrst-clasi In e\cry rospe-.!.  :.uorb and Rit��ars    j-1..-.-.. .......  and lesidclit guests.  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNTON MEN.  '     JOSEPH CAMPBELL. Proprietor.  .���HAI-DYVAKK   -COMPANY���  ... Nelson, .wholesale dealers in  hardware and-mining supplies, and water niul  plniiibers'siipplies.    '     -     '   TrANOOUVKR; HARDWARE'' COMPAN V,  v   'LIMITKD-Baker street. Nelson, wholesale  dealers in hardware and mining supplies, plutu-  bers and tinsmiths'Wiipt.Ii._s.     *  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rriHORPK & CO.; LlMiTED.-Corner Vernon  ���*��� and Cedar street-!,; Nelson.- niauiiractiirei.-t  of and wholenaleilealers in (united waters and  ���fruit syrups. ..Sole ngentsfor HalOyon SpriiiK.  mineral water., -;   ������'-... ;-���.������'.-    ASSAYERS'; SUPPLIES.  TTT  F. TEETZEr/ &. CO.-Corner Baker "nnd  " ���Josephine streets, Nelnon, wholesale dealers in   aswycrs  supplie...:* Agents;for Denver  Fhe Clay Co. of Denver. Coloiado.   t   LIQUORS AND, DRY, GOODS.  rpURNER, __.KKTON.& CO.-Corner Areriion  ���*��� and Josephine streets. Nelson, w hole^iio  dealers in liquors, cigars and dry good_. Agent .  for Pabst Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal-  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary. .    .   .. ,  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  rr J.EVANS &, CO.���Baker Btrenl, Nelson,  ���*-*������   v.|.o]c__lc     dealers   iu   liquor.,    ci^ais,  cement, fi'e buck and tire clay, ...iter pipe and  Hteel rails' and genui'ftl .coini__is-.loiiiiipichaii._-.  FLOUR AND FEED.   >  T>RACKMAN fc KKR MILLING COMPANY  ���*-* LTD.���Front street. Nelson, wholesale dealers in Hour, oatmeal, etc., nnd hay and gi.im.  Mills ut Edmonton, \rictoria, and New VTc-t-  mliister.   CIGARS.  KOOTENAY ClOAR MANUFACTURING  CO.���Corner Baker and H.iil streets; Nelson, manufacturers of "Royal Peil" and "Ivootc  nay HeUo" brands of elj.__i_..   PAINTS   AND   OILS.  TyTELSON HARDVVAHE  COMPANY-Baker -  A'    Stioet,���Wholesale  dealora in  pa.nl-s. oils,  mid   brnulies  of all.J_iiid-.    Ijirge-t fltoek  in  Kootenay.   FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS  &   OO.-Bf-kcr   htieot,    Nelhcn,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured mevts.  Cold storage. '  P0Wd"eR, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY-Baker  street Nelhon, inimufucluiera of djnaniite,  sporting, stumping mid black blasting powder?,  wholesale dealers in cap - and fuse, and eleelriu  blasting uppanitus. '-  v   REAL ESTATE;  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  First door west  of B.ink of Bi itlsh  Columbia building;.  GENERAL  P. O. Box Ji'l    Phono-  BROKER  : Olllielir, House Ii;!.  Caii again i.siit Ihoso desnalile fciiiallpo"- and  fpver policies, <.c_iiiir.tf aoii SIi per work. A  sliip.ncnl itistrccei'Cil.   PricesSJand $1,  HEAL j'.ST \TE FOR RALE IV __l,l_ P.Mtf'S  of 'i he en a .  C-A.r,Xj o_R _p_o:o___sr_E3  AJULLURE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  Irteal and roast-  Flooring  local and ro tsi.  Newel Posts  <  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WIT IT 1(111 WWI   IS NOT FY sioric  IU, Wll.l, MAKK  11' Klk  VOU  CALL AND GET PRICKS.  HALCYON WATER  _IS ISO i__XP_-_-.a_IV4____.NT.  Tho  medicinal  WATKR  Millies   of    HALCYON  has  been proven.  Halcyon Water- It Bottled Properly,  Vernon Street    Thorpe ��S_ Co.  IUH. AM) T.\KK hi iti BTS, .M.M-ON  Cootractops and Builders  WILL DO AVELL TO  G_ 0. Buchanan's  A largo stock of flrst-clftfls dry mntorial on  hand, H.mo a full lino of ____.h, doorn, mouldlngH,  turned work, ot-.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yard.   Foot of Hendryx stroet, Nekon  A Biig* Schooner  OF  BEER OR  HALF-AND-HALF  ALWAYS  I'i-KBH  10c  ALWAYS  COOL  'I Ke licet fl.iss ot bocr to lie h.itl In Nelion is at  TIIK CLUH HOTKL  Corner Silica and  SlMiley atreeta.  E. J. CURRftH, Prop.  HKKW'KKS AMD IIOITI_i:HS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Telephone, 91  do-in Rae, Agent  Prompt and regular        *   a a _i j    _.  dch,cry io iiie tiade      Brewerv at Nelson  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  KELSON, B. C.  ColTee roftstora and doalors in Tea   ind Coffee.  Offer fresh roiuted coffee of bent  quality as  follows:  Java and Arabian Maeha, por pound ..J  HO  Java and Mocha Blond, 3 pounds  1 00  Fino 8anto_, 4 pounds      100  Santos Blend, 5 pounds  100  Our Special Blond, 6 pounds  1 00  Our llio Ron-it, 6 pounds  I 00  A trial order Rolioited.   -jalesroom ���i+door* cant  of Oddfellow, block, We_t Baker _ti pot.  PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PItODUCI- COMl'ANY-Vcrnon  _-ntreet. Nelson, whole>_iledealers in provisions, produce, and ftuito. AkuiiIh for SvMft &  Co. bacon and ^aius^   T Y. OKim.V & CO.-Cornpr Yemon and  -" * -Josephine bttuolMrNelson, wholcs.ile dealers  In ..rovis-OHK. cured m_._tt-.. linllor and ogles'.  Xp It. STKWART & CO.-AVarehou.es on G. P.  ���*- * H. Iniok. foot of St-inle}" htrcut. Nelson.  wholcw.lo dealer- in proviiioiiB, pr-��lui e fand  friuts. Cold stonige. __KO��t.s Armour & Co.'*  bacon, hams, lard and other product*-.  MANITOBA Pimi.UCKANI) COMAIlPSItlN  CQ.,Ltd. ��� Nelson   Iimnoh,   Hull   blreel.  AVholei��-,le dcalerx in butter, ettg - nnd rhci-c.  SASH AND DOORS-    *~  NKI.SON SAAV AND PLANLN'U JIILLS  LIMITKD-Corner Vronl and 1 lull pirwW.  Nel .on, iiiaiiU-T-U-lurors of and wholesale dualer-i  in aanh nnd d6orA;all_c!nds of factory v.oik imulu  Ifl ordpr.   s  CIGARS.  AVINK   COMPANY,    LIAH-  ���Cornei Kiont and Hal! Htneln, Nelson, wholesalo dcalciNln wineD (case and bulk)  and rlonif'Kl'l.i aiiilimlWiled eiif.)!->>.  WINES AND  GALIFOriNlA  TKD-Corne  AKCHITECTS.  XfiAVAHT  & GAPlIUB���Architects.  Room,  7  -*-1    and 8 Aliurdnrn hlrck. Rakopalrcrtt-. KhI-mot.  LOD&E   MEETINGS.  KNIOHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nol_on lyidKe, No,  25, Knights of 1. thla.1, moeU In I. O. O. V.  Hall, corner B.iker.qnd ICootenay streets, ever}  Tuesday evcuinu ftt 8 o'clock. ViMling KniRhld  cordially i'svitoaloatrond.  R, G. JQY. K. of It. & S.   i..-OVAhd -.ci i r r. u. c,  NELSON JjODGK, NO. _S, A. F. &A. M.  Meets second AVcd-ienday In each month.  Sojourning brethren Invited.  o. o. r.  htreelf.  Visiting  NKLSON Ij. O. Sj.. No. 1.92. inects in I,  Hall, corner Baker .inn Koolenay  l��t and 3rd  Friday of o.xcli month,  brethein cordlallv invited.  1. Boiii.\s()V, AVr M.   \V'_Ou vvvj-nitn   _�����-���'��_.  NKI-SON _��_RIK. Numlici _"_. Fraternal Order  of KiiKles, moots every second and fpnitli  AVtHinc-iday liicach  moufh   in  Fraternity IIall*  Visltlm? brethren vvelcome,  AV. CosM-i i.. President.  CiiAiti-f-S !'i��i_.!3L!{, SocrotiVry  KLSON MINkHS' UNION NO. 80, W. V. of  Al ��� Meets in miners* union ionin��. nortli-  eiisl oojuer Victoria .ind Knotcimy sti _e(s, eveij  Saturday oveiimt; at 8 o'clock.   Vi_itui{_ atcni-  bor8 welcomo. ���  Jam*S Ayi._i.i-8. Sec'>.    Oi is. A. atflvAY. Pros.  Till: iejfUl.u mailings of the C.u pouters' 1*111011  1110 -ielil on Wei-iiesduj evenliiK of eueli  vvcolv. at 7 o'doclc. in lite Miners' U.iion hull corner A'lctoii-1 and Konieimv >-l!_t.ts,  IL HOMN'SON   Ptchident.  JAAIKS COLLIN��, Secretary,  t...   ,..  yf^s^:gj-4fe_%Ja.jf^^^  ^���W^SaJ^^SJi-^g*^^  ;|gfe��^^^y^^^ ' vj' ^        gj '.: I  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C., FRTDAY FEBRUARY 9, 1900  JUST RECEIVED  A DIRECT IMPORTATION OF.  Brushes  BATH   TOOTH    NAIL   HAIR  Baker Street, Nelson  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  Fall and Winter  _���<  i. ���  Boots and Shoes-in all the latest styles  and direct from the manufacturers  Dont fail to see our stock suitable for this winter  Maltese Gross Rubbers arid Overshoes  Buy Maltese and :get the-best    : .  J. A. GILKER  213-215 BAKER STREET  NELSON  IB?--  If!  (<m  m  v_iS'  After  Stocktaking  before going East to  buy goods for the coming year, I Avish to announce ".that all goods  pu rcliased fI'om me this  month I Avill giA'e a re-  - duction of 10 ������ per cent  Avith engraving done  free of charge. '  In Watches, Jewelry,  Silverware, Sterling Silver, Decorated Lamps,  Sewing Machines, and  Pianos. All goods of  guaranteed quality.  Our manufacturing  department is at your  disposal. We are ready  to make anything you  desire in gold chains,  lockets and rings.  Our Watch Dcpai t-  lnent has expert Avatch-  niakcr^. Our Optician  Department- is controlled by an expert optician. 1 aaIU bo voiy  glad to receive, yoiir  orders.  "SilverPlate that Wears.'*  Whe;0u Bay Spoons*  knives, forks, etc., buy reliable brands,  even if they do cost a little more. They  are Avorth the difference. The prefix  "1847" on any spoon or fork, insures the  genuine Rogers quality, famoub for wear.  * Tull trade-mark "  1847 Rogers Bros.  J_\CQB  DOVER,  JEWELER,  NELSOjl  ts3i  J Great Discount Sale at A. Feriand's {  "___?_ .la. iiiffjiis_icl.ilnod fiom the Kf__.tr-'i iiiaikotfl. -.vheie I Itiue been pinchnt.- ___  low ing SpiintC j-'ood'. winch aie no.v in lr.iti-.it lo _nc1soii and to make 100111 for tiie SBF  t&\ h.Liiio. .\e will foi Ihc nc.. fuii dajs donw.-j wi-li llio oidm.iiy viofll add sell goods 4&__  VS* .it in per foul advance on the wlioleial-} cost. till-. 10 per i cnl, \wiag jnsl Millluonf lo *SJBF  $4jg\ freight cli.-igfs.   Tins isaii optioiLunily not often jiiom nled lo the public    licit; gjjft  $& Dress Goods 9  l)rc_M Good", tegular prico G.-C, sale pi ice - .   ..  Pius-ilJooiKiCrfiiliu price $1. silo in ico . .   .  3>ics_ (JimhK letfiilai pnee ?1 .W. silo prico  Bl lok Cicpon. regular pi ice S"2 'ill, sale price  Ml-u-k O.cpoi��, leKU-iu pucu S_, sale price . . .  Black IVande .oi<\ (silk) 1 eirnlai'pne.> $1 J>, silo puce  3-li.ck Sum icg-iia.' price $1.50, sale piice .    .  I 'rinlH. i ovular price _0c, wile pi ice   1.1-dicf.' bilk l_loii_e_i, toKiilar puce 85. wile price .  tancj Outing i<Innncl legulai pnea 1'2 l-'2o, t-jile puce  Jjiidies'Kleelnc-.nil Coals at  ,,    ,  A few Ladies' Jackets and Gapeti at  Men's Furnishing-s  Grcj lllinkofe regular pi if o ��1, wile pi ice   .  Men's 'I v.ecd .Suns u-gular prico $10, mle prue  "Men's b'eigo Suits., i CRiilar pnro Sl'irsalo pun;  Wen h 0\ el i o.its, regular price 912 sale pi k e.  -Vlon'_. blstei s, icguiur price $. hale puce    .  lOo  .   ,       .      (>n_.  .     .      $1 00  SI 7 >  .      .     SI �����>  SI 00  ?too  .   .    ,.7e  ?i.W  .    <M,  .$._..  Loss lli.in cost  S2 7.'>  sew  S7.W-  S7 .TO  *5B0  Boots and Shoes  Ladies IJongola Button Hoots.  Lidies llritigola Triced Hoots  Ladies' Alaska 0\ oiahoeK .  ('ill and got '���umaiiii.  ] .Iliub JlIo(ik, U .'-or Street, Nelson  $1 X>  �� 35  7,ic  A, FERLAND  P. Burns & Co  Head Office at  NELSON, B. G,  olesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon, Silverton, New  Denver, XleveJstoke, Ferguson, Grand Forks, GreenAVood, Cascade Oity, Midway, and VancouA-er. ," ���  Mai! Orders Promptly Forwarded  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  A1A, KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, Nelson^ JJ_   (}.   TRAVES,   Manager  ORDKR8 BY MAIL RECKIVE CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTKNTION.  ttention  To the New Grocery  Joicphino aud Silica Sticets,  opponito jVlethodibt Church  ''u'sh Onlano Criiirnorj Jloiimi-  lon ('if.iinci \ aiid ('noklriK llufc-  lei, 1 icsh I'.Kf.'* Home Made  -Mincemeat A vuuoty of Can  iwtt (Sooils, nnd o\crjlhing imu-  all> Kept in a (?iocoi v store AVe  u.int jour tLido. Goods (li-hv-  cic-l piomplly.  PATTON & ENMAN  CITY LOCiU NEWS  The three men under arrest for  robbing Ebbs' shoe store AA*ere  brought up again yesterday but  AA'ere further remanded for three  days as Mr. Ebbs Avas too ill to  appear against them.  Fireman Alf. Jeffs, aa'Iio broke a  leg on Wednesday night, is resting  more easily at the general hospital.  For the first few hours the injured  member Avas badly inflamed and  gaA'e him great pain, but the SAvell-,  ing has /subsided somewhat and in  a day or two the break AA'ill be  set.  Percy Fleming' of the C. P. R.  steamboat office is confined to the  hospital with a scA*cro attack of  tonsilitis.  The Boundary hockey club is  scheduled to play the Nelson team  here; on Saturday night, but the  GreeiiAA*ood felldAA'S . have backed  doAA'n and decline to come. The  Victorias of Rossland will accordingly play a postponed game with  the Nelsons.  A business meeting took place at  the Baptist church last night arising  out of Rev. Charles Rose's resignation. It AA*as decided to secure the  services of J. F. Fraser, a talented  student, avIio is uoav studying in  Brandon,Until the pulpit is filled  with an ordained clergyman. The  latter matter is at piesent in the  hands of the deacons. Rev. Mr.  .Rose says fareAvell to his congregation on Sunday CA'euing. lie will  remain in Nelson till the 27th Avhen  he goes to Rossland, and leaA-es on  Mai cli 1st for the East.  Jacob DoA*er, aaIio accompanied  his AA'ife as far as Medicine Hat on  hei AA-ay to Monti cal, says that a  blizzard sAA'ept the country from the  foothills of the Rockies eastA\*ard,  which made "ho and others from  British Columbia thankfuFthat they  had selected homes to the- Avest of  the Rockies.'  Constable V, W. Smith is convalescing at Halcyon Spiings.and will  return to duty inva day or so.  A practice   hockey   match  took  place at the skating rink last night.  The band Avas in attendance and a  'number of   skaters Avitnessed the  game.  P. J. IIiei_eytof Sandon, manager  of the Minnesota Silver, Mining  Company, Avhich operates the Ivan-  hoe mine Avas at the Phair last  night curoiite from Spokane to  Sandon. He states that the plans  ihaA'e been prepaied for a 100-ton  concent*ator to handle the product  of the Ivanhoo and that construc-  ton AAill commence as soon as  weather permits proA'ided certain  difficulties in tho matter of securing a site are satisfactorily adjusted. At present a long crosscut  is being driven on the property.  A party of enthusiastic young  ladies played hockeyatthesk-iting  link yesterday. An effort is to bo  made to organize a ladies' club iu  Nelson, Avith a vicav to competing  a,t the tournament in Rosslni-d,  Avhere handsome prizes are offered  for ladies' hockey clubs.  The C. P. R. announces that  ISholt on tho Columbia & Western  road has been made a regular billing station,, and fieight for this  point can uoav be accepted Avith  charges collect except as otherwise  provided in classification. -The announcement AA'ill bo hailed Avith  pleasure by Nelson AvholesaIer<s.  George Graham, the pioneer rail-  AAray conductor of Kootenay, is -in  Nelson spending a short vacation.  "George" is running on the steamer  Minto uoav, and says that steam-  boating has one important advantage over railroading���a man never  misses a ineal or his sleep.  Three cars of oi e were received  this AA'eek at the Hall Mines smelter  fiom the B. C. mine at GreeiiAvood.  Locomotive No. 23 left the rails  in fiont of the C. P. It. depot yes-  teiday, but was replaced Avithout  intesfering Avith traffic.  A trim sailing craft AA'as raffled  last night at the Nelson Wine Company's store. J. S. Carr held the  lucky ticket Avhich AA'as No_ 13.  J. II. Stewart's av��rehouses are to  be located at the north end of the  C. P. R. fieightshecls. Two build*  ing are to be erected, one foi'storing  supplies and the other for eoiitam-  ing hay. Air. SfceAvart will not  place a feteamer on the lake* as ar  rangements Avill be made to haA'e  the C. P. H. boats land supplies at  th'e dozen camps which he proposes  to locate along the line,  D. O. LeAvis, resident C. P. R. engineer, is engaged in making the  necessary surveys for the neAV  yards and the approaches to (he  depot grounds from Baker street.  Plans for the Avork have been ap-  proA'ed by the officials of tho road.  Nothing has transpired as yet in  regard to tho neWi-iii-dings.  The Nelson council of AA'omen  holds its annual mooting at St.  Paul's church this afternoon.  Joe Sullivan is getting along  nicely at the provincial jail. His  temperature is normal, and beyond  a pain in the side, AA'hich may. not  arise from his bullet avouiuI, he is  not suffering. Dr. Symonds has  not succeeded in locating the bullet,  and it is not among the impossibilities that the ball may never bo  extracted.  Hugh Keefer, \yho Avas operated  upon for appendicitis by Dr. LaBau  the/other day, is_o.ut of danger and  is noAV convalescing. '  The ten days special sale of A.  Ferland AviII close today. Like all  of Mr. Feriand's sales the one just  closing has been A'ery successful.  The house Avill have a newannqunce-  ment for tomorrow.  A carnival Avill be held at the  skating rink on Wednesday eA-eii-  ing, the proceeds of AA'hich Avill be  devoted to the;Nelson library fund.  Prizes will be offered for the best  costumes, an announcement with  respect to Avhich will be made  later.. ".  During the month of January  4293 tons of freight AA-as received at  the C. P. R. freightsheds. The  amount forwarded was 30..8 tons.  The aggiegate shoAvs au increase of  4000 tons over the amount handled  during the same month of the preceding year.  CURLING   COMPETITION   ON.  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  KASLO  SANDON  The curling season is uoav in full  SAving, and the ice yesterday Avas  in splendid condition. Three  matches lurve been placed in the  president a*s. vice-procident coin-  petition and resulted in three Avins  for the vice-president's links.  PKi-f-iD..''. r -\ i_r-.<i--.<-ii-i_-. i  T. Madson '    (\ AVil on  Dr. Airuslroiig I). I'oilor  11. if nine      __ Uwiigebtc-lc  AV. Hicliard_on,'.Ui),7   P. J UiHsell, slvip, 10  J. r���aAvrei.(>e-__f_jpped the winning  team in the absence of Mr. Rust-ell.  P. Prowcr  S M. Hi J dues  .1 (.'.nipu-'Il  l__itX\iiiiireii,hl-ii_,12  .1. Vim .tone  C. 7. .)   -'lnislio  U.S. J-ii-Klioii!  U. Wlii-llcy, -.kip, 3  At 10:30  K A. Cue.iso  I"1 .1 liuulloy  Dr Hall  P. Ijaiuonl.flkip, 73.  AV. A. M.u don.ii-1  11 A'ls'iiluM  W. A  ti ill litv  N. T. MoLcod, '.kip, 1..  and   F-'io  the Tamblyn  rinks played off their draw which  resulted iu another win for tho  vice-president's side. .The score was:  Aithur Kl.incy .7. A. l-i!k|U(iii,l-  Jli. Mori non .loo. Tliomp .nn  Ailhur 1'eriier    �� .loscph Millw.uil  K.A.Tainl)ljn,_l.ip,12 J. U.ic, skip, II     ���  Vesterday morning F. A.Tamblyn  BUSINESS   MENTION.  ..   Wanted��� In  Nelson, a  limine of  four oi live looms, sllii-ito conioiiiciit lo school.  Piiopii"! l-o okcvc-I ,$SQ0. Apply to John lluu -  ton, Nelson. _;  Wanted���Furnislied room in private house for _nr__.n and wife. Address 1*. O.  Uox OIW.  Roys and  girl.)  AA'anted  to strip  lobacco al Kootenay Ciijar (Jompanj'-i faclorj,  .TO cents per day and 111 over I liat thoy can earn.  and J. Rae had their Rossland rinks  out for a practice, and Tamblyn  doAvned Rae.  Tho programme will be continued  tomorroAV.  The Pay in Strathcona's Horse.  For the benefit of those avIio are  curious to knoAV Avhat pay the  volunteers foi' the Strathcona Horse  will receive, it may be said that  until the corps arrive in-'South-  Africa mounted police pay avill pre-  A'ail, Avhich is as foliows : Private  50 cents per diem, corporal 85 cents,  sergeant $1, sergeant-major {jJl-,50.  Oh'arriving iii-Africa "the line caA'-  alry scale''will be paid, AA'hich is:  Private one shilling and��� t\vo pence,  corporal tAvo shillings, sergeant two  shillings and 8 pence; troop sergeant-major three shillings and 10  pence, squadron sergeant-major four  shillings and four pence. This may  be supplemented by a grant from'  the Canadian government sufficient  to bring the pay up to that paid by  the Canadian militia, which is about  the same as the mounted police  ra I e.    Exemptions from Jury Duty.  Considerable interest is manifested in tho new laAV Avhich takes  effect on May ], by Avhich a number of persons arc exempt from attending court as jurymen. The exemptions aie: members of parliament, person'1" over 00 years of age,  government officials, civil sei'A'an.s,  judges, magistrates, clergymen, lawyers, laAV students, doctors, chent-  i*_ts, army and naval officers on full  pay, clerks, collectors and assest-Oi".  of municipalities, pilots-, seamen,  school teachers, editors, reporter",  printers, railroad men, miner*, telegraph operators, militiamen, fiic-  inen and policemen. The selection  of jurors deA*plvcs on the registrar  of the -Uipicmc court, the government agent and a justice of the  peace.   A Trio of Boys.  Born in Nelson, on Thursday, to  the Avife of Thoburn Allen, n son.  Born in Nelson, on Wednesday,  to the Avife ofT W. A. Thurman,  a Son.  Horn in Chatham, Ontario, to the  A.ifo of William Ball, formerly of  Nelson, a son. .  WE HAVE STOVES  But while  we  are  waiting  for the cold weather  your attention to our line of  we would draw  NICKLED COPPER WARE  Including Tea an~ Coin..; Pots, (rieveral de_si|,'iis) lOnainnlled Trundle Dippers, Pudding Dishes, Tea  -  i.i-tllus, i'le., and Ihe only place you can get them i.s al.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  ).id'^:_g_fc_^;_g'g;g'g.gvv.y s���__.___. ____.���____.���__>���__��.������__&'._�����-_�����-_�����____-���>-���.  /^^���*v-^-*y*__r'^.jy,8r:*5_r:^.��t:^:'r        ^���^^TSTSvSr^^S'^'^^S^^.-^;  W  \\t  \i/  it/  \l>  \it  to  (1/  v./  Hi  \./  iti  v./  iri;  it/  i)/  ii/  ili  it/  il/  ih  v./  ii/  \i/  ii/  atrick & Wilson  .VIlOl.KS.U.l. A.VI1  UliTAIl. DH.ll.Klt _   IN  :    Groceries  Provisions  CZ3  ___=>  tr<  __?=_!  Crockery  Glassware  Hams  peers  Dinner Sets  Coffee  Butter  t��__l  Tea Sets  Chamber Sets  Dried Fruit  (_=_>  Office Sets  Teas, Spices  Bar Fixtures  Pickles, Sauces  Japanese Ware  Vinegar  f  **-  ���-__!  tea  >-  Fancy China  Ooods deh.i icd In e.  7VI111  onii'i-. _ utlnlly alii ndi'd In  jNollmij;   hill    Hit    hcsl.    No  CllLliptJOlHN.  AS  (li.ni  Ich'li  \V.  micelle and icl.ul mcr-  l_, No  ISdilater bluet,  liune Id. I' U. lio\ Iv. &  'l'i \ a In il oider.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  Hit  ii/  ii/  ii/  ii/  \i/  ii/  ii>  ii/  ii/  ii>  ii/  ii/  \b  ii/  ii/  ii/  ii/  ii/  ii/  ii/,  \i/  ���a^'j&'-^'-S*-j_rj&*-S'^__*_S'-S*-S -*���_-      =  -_���-- i*.-*'���-g'-jf���*?���**���>*���'���&���*>^'di.  m�� f*-*0-**-��*-^-t*-f��-*t-0*i-*0-00       ^^��T'��r'��r'Sr.^.5_P8j-'8_-'*sp��t*  W-StarmerSmjth & Co_  PAPER HANGER, GLAZiER,  PAINTER, ETC.  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Ofiico Ward Street Opposite Opera I-Onse  COAL!      COAL!  GREAT REDUCTION  $9.651 asr'-^   $6.15  DELIVERED  Hnid Coal  Antlit'a4.itu  TKI.KI'IIONK  33    *  G. W. West �� Co.  Canadian News Briefs.  At Eegina Thomas A. Porter,  C. 1\ "1?. trainman, charged Atith  stealing $170 in icokl from a Dominion Hxpres"- parcel in tiansit,  pleaded guilty and ��� restoied the  money. He aviis .sentenced oy judge  Itiehardson to five year-.' inijJiison-  ment Avith hard labor.  John Watts, Kingston, aged 35,  rc��cued a lad named Ratty from  drowning, _v_ho_ha<l b_i'olvon_tlirpugli  the ice a feAV days ago. The rescuer  AA*as taken ill and died of rheumatism of the heart.  PJIONK S.  We Want Your Trade  JIOX ..7.  AND   IF.  PRICES   ARE   ANY   INDUCEMENT   WE   SHOULD   HAVE   IT.  ILofnol tlni \\i m.11 njrie sjeed* .\nd llio _>r-l jii.od.snl lo��ci' puros all moimd Hun any oil,cr  sloie in r.m line i-, lie< lining' wnlc sjiund, imlplni; liy llie lolUr onki , lluit ve leiuve fiom nil  luilsol llio cmirilij .Ac undii-Iiii) inn <<iitii|)_(iloi>, Poii.c(iiiun(l) .ni> alwa.s in ,i jhwiIioii to ki\*>  ]>_il��*i \ _iliic=    riicielou il is no-.in pi isc II'it cvi'ij bodj nukes oiti stoicllicn liisidqiiailuis.  The Western IVIercantile Co., Limited  Suc_e.-(-]s lo M. Dc-llii-Mj & Co, SI iple and r.inrj Giooeis  HAKKR STItBKT, KKI-ROX  When You Want the  BEST CANNED GOODS ON THE MARKET  Work on the Lemon Mine.  Gi-Ki-Nwoon, February S.���  Twelve men left yesterday for the  Lemon mine in Camp McKinnoy to  help put tip the mill. The paw-mill  has been completed and has already  cut over (50,000 feet of lumber.  Fund Growing Slowly.  Ottawa, February S.���Tho  ad inn    fatiiotic    Fund    to  amounts to $10'-,!33J_  Caudate  An Investment as Good as a Klondyke Mine  FOR SALE  The old established and well known  TELEPHONE .61.  Boulters Tomatoes ancl Marrowfat  Peas, Standard Brand Sweet Corn  p. ornox uu,   ~"  iiorsros* ni.oi'ic  Hlue -_.!-linii Tea Always en irand.  Kicsli 1-gKs III ou ".lid Dailj  Jb_in~i\'. Irv_ng& Co.  /\SK YOUR GROCER FOB T!fE CELEBRATED  Rolled  The Best that Money can Buy.   Take no Other  _-Taniil.-cUiicd by (he Iliaelanan-Kor l-Tllling Co., lAd.  Viclfiriu, Ariuieoinri. AVeslmiiislor, Kdiiii.ti-_iii,NHJ-,oii.  Situated at Proctor's Landing on Kootenay Lake containing 15 rooms. Furnished complete. First-class bar  room and fixtures. 2 acres of ground close to wharfs  and proposed depot.  For price and full particulars apply to  Baker ��** Nelson ,f.    Q[  -PROCTER  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.  224-2_8 Baker Street, {.elson-  TO YOUR LOT LINK  "-V-- DO IT     SEE US  GAS FITTING OUE SPECIALTY  PLUMBING OF ALL KINDS  Opera House Block, Xolson  STRACHAN BR!  rm tw.Es of mmm m spring sumis  W-EST BA-mn STRB8T'- NRI__ON  -     ��� .     C_?P0BtE SX'AEft K1N6 fiOTKr.

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