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 MrZ:  DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  WEEKLY EDITION BY MAIL  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR  V,--���? .:f-.<>tp.i^,>(.a5ii  EIGHTH YEAR  NELSON:   MONDAY MORNING OCTOBER 22  1900  PRICE FIVE CENTS  ���v $1  'AMI IS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEABS  Iho Prisoner's  Spokane  Record and the Inside History  of His Second Shooting Offense.  ALBO,  GHARGEO  WITH  BEING ACCESSORY, ACQUITTED  At nine o'clock   Saturday   night  William It. Albi of   Rossland   was  Mmtenced to five   years'   imprison-  nii'iit in the provincial penitentiary  I'.ii'   wounding  Herbert   McArthur  with intent   to   do   liini   grievous  bodily harm.    Mike Albo,  charged  with being an accessory to the   offence was acquitted   and   immediately liberated.   The   court   room  was crowded, as has been the   case  since the case was opened   on   Friday   morning.   The   trial   elicited  much more than ordinary interest  because of the   facts   surrounding  the shooting and the   strong   fight'  put up by Albi's influential friends  to secure his acquittal on the- plea  of self defence. The particulars of  the case have been sub judice heretofore, but this embargo is now removed.  "Willie" Albi, as the principal  prisoner was generally known,  came to Rossland last spring. Previously he kept a saloon in Spokane,  and on one occasion was held up  and robbed behind the bar of his  place. The robber's mask slipped  as he held a gun to Albi's ear and  the latter recognized the' man as  one Laeey, head of a notorious gang  of thugs. Later Lacy was arrested  for the murder of a pal, aud Albi  identified him as the man who engineered the holdup at his saloon.  Largely on Albi's evidence Lacey  was sent over the road breathing  vengeance against the witnesses  ���who had secured his committal. On  Iiti&By's "release he sought out^Alb.i  ,.!i��phiB-la>tter?-8 saloon and" advanced"-  to the bar with one hand in his "hip  pocket' remarking that ������ he -would'  lix Albi'now. Albi drew a revolver  and shot Lacey dead. For this he  was tried and acquitted, the jury  being out only two minutes. This  incident was referred to on several  occasions during the trial concluded  on Saturday night and doubtless  had more, or less weight on the  verdict.  After the Spokane incident Albi  came to British Columbia, fearing,  lie claimed," that some of Lacoy's  gang would avenge the death of  their leader on him. On the night  of May 2nd he was at the Columbia  hotel in Rossland and had gone to  bed early, feeling ill. He had a  considerable amount of money, said  to bo $500 on his person, and placed  the roll under his pillow with a revolver.    Soon after, midnight Mc-  of his being a  prevented  his  Arthur tried the door of his room.  Albi testified that he asked "who  was there," and that McArthur replied "get up, the house is on fire."  Then Albi says he cried "go away,"  and claims McArthur broke in the  dooi\ Albi jired three shots, one in  a slanting direction, the second into  the wall and tiie third into Mc-  -.'Arthur's" body, the ball lodging  against McArthur's spine. Special  constable Raymer of Rossland, arrived on the scene shortly after and  found Albi kneeling on McArthur  pummeling him in the face with  the butt of the revolver.  Albo was standing near and the  constable swears the second Italian  said "Shoot him too," meaning  Raymer.  Albi was given a preliminary  hearing at Rossland and committed  for trial. He was brought to the  provincial gaol here and remained  in the cells for six weeks while his  friends, headed by James V.Welch,  the railroad contractor, endeavored  to secure bail. This concession was  granted by the attorney-general  hail being fixed at $10,000 which  was put }up at once. Albo was  committed.at tlie same time and  has remained in gaol here since.  The   trial    opened    on    Friday  -morning, a true bill for attempted  murder and accessory being returned by the grand jury against  Albi and Albo respectively. The  two eases were heard concurrently.  ,H. A. MacLean, deputy.-attorney-  general, appeared for the crown,  hon. T. Mayne Daly, Q. C., of Rossland appeared for Albi, and W. A.  Macdonald   represented Albo.    N.  ��� E.   Nnzum,   a   well-known   crimi-  ���jual lawyer from Spokane, was  identified with  the Albi defence,  although the fact  foreign practitioner  participating actively at tho trial  The taking of evidence occupied all  Friday and Saturday. Constable  Raymer was the principal witness  for the prosecution, while Albi  went into the box on his own behalf. Rather a sensation Avas introduced .when McArthur, the victim of the shooting, was brought  into court on a chair. Since the  bullet entered his body McArthur  has been a hopeless invalid. A  splinter of bone was forced against  his spinal cord causing complete  paralysis from the waist down. At,.  the Spokane general hospital,  where he has been undergoing  treatment, the surgeons have used  Roentgen rays to locate the splinter  with a view to removing it, but up  to the present their efforts "have  been fruitless. o  The jury returned about 9 o'clock  Saturday night, giving' a verdict of  guilty of shooting with intent to  cause grievous bodily harm against  Albi. Mr. Justice Walkem" asked  the prisoner if he had anything to  say why sentence should not be  passed. - "It's no good to say. any-.,  thing," was tho reply, "I- can't get  justice here!" His honor then proceeded to remark'that Albi had no  business to make such a statement,  asin his opinion the jury had been  generous in reducing the crime from  the more serious count of attempted  murder. Continuing,' he said the  verdict practically meant a man  had no business to use a weapon���  then Albi interrupted with the remark:^ '-If 1 come into" your room,  swhat wou dp?".-His'honor-"ordered,  tlie prisoner- to remain silent, remarking that if: anyone came into  his room they would bo dealt with.  The jury, he added, doubtless shared  the popular prejudice against the  use of pistols. No man was justified in carrying a pistol save in the  hills, for in the towns all were protected against violence and robbery.  The sentence of.five years was theio  passed.  Albo was set at liberty when the  jury's verdict of not guilty in his  case was announced. When Albo  was committed to goal six mouths  ago he could not speak English, but  he is now able to make himself  understood fairly well. As a prisoner awaiting trial he was not compelled to work, but Albo begged to  be given something to do and made  himself very useful about the institution.  constructed from the Hall mines.  The capital uowproposing to take  up the property is English and the  program for working tho mine is  comprehensive. A comparatively  large crew of men is figured on and  should tlie deal go through the Exchequer will be an important addition to the list of properties  working in the Nelson camp.  Roberts and the Colonials.  A telegram has been received  from general Roberts announcing  that the colonial volunteers who  have been on active service north  of the Orange river -may return  home as soon as possible after ��� the  war. General Roberts expressed a  hope, however, that" many "of the  volunteers will remain in the field  until the termination of the war,  and says that their leaving will  have the worst possible efieet.  RUSH   OF  HOMESTEADERS  TO COLVILLE BESERVATION AND  INCIDENTS ATTENDANT.  Aii Enterprising Journalist Who Issued  His.Paper Three,.Minutes After  Country Was Thrown Open.  WANT TO SELL PROPERTY  Transfer of Exchequer Likely.  A meeting of the shareholders of  tho Exchequer Gold Mining Company will be announced within a  few days for the purpose of considering a resolution authorizing  the management to dispose of the  property. A proposition, has been  submitted which, if accepted by the  stockholders, will involve the transfer of the Exchequer to a new company, which will recommence work  in the mine on a larger scale than  has" ever been the case heretofore.  One difficulty whicli the management of the Exchequer has experienced arose out of selecting the  best method of treating the ore to  secure the maximum' values at a  reasonable cost. It is understood  that a cyanide system has given  the best results and that the Atha>  basca cyanide plant, now well advanced toward completion, will be  utilized to handle the output. Tlie  situation of the two properties is  such that the gravity tram can be  constructed to connect the Exchequer with the Athabasca cyanide  plant, thus assuring a very low cost  for transportation.   ...  The Exchequer is regarded as a  very promising property, the shipments of high grade ore last year  to the smelter having realized  handsomely. Its location is such  that the Athabasca wagon road can  be utilized for a considerable distance in teaming or a switch-back  RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT  C. P. R. ROUNDHOUSE IS NEARLY  COMPLETED.  Accident in The Yard Delays Trains-  Engineers Busily at Work on  The New Tusr.  The roundhouse at the"C.   P., R.  depot is   nearing   completion   and  should" be   ready   for   occupation  about the first of the   month.    The  building is slightly circular in shape  with the  "massive   steel   turntable  twenty or thirty feet in front with  tracks   radiating   into   the   stalls.  The table is built in a pit   of   solid  masonry in the ceuter of which  is  the pivot for the apparatus while the  rail on which the track   circles   is  laid is a yard from the wall on   an  inner ledge of stone.    In the ronnd-  honseeach stall is provided witli a  stone trench into which   fires   are  dumped,.whe.n>   a.   locomotive    is  brought in, after a- run. ."Space; .is  provided for a machine shop where  repairs   for   the   engines   can    be  turned outwithout laj-ing the machine out for parts to arrive   from  the central repair shop.  An.open, switch in the C. P. R.  yards on - Saturday night caused  considerable trouble. Switch engine 109 left the rails with the van  of a freight train she was shunting  and tied up the yard for four hours.  No. 45, due to leave Nelson at 1S.40,  was held up until tho line was  cleared, and.No. 40, due in at 22.10,  did not arrive till 2 o'clock. The  emergency crew handled the trouble  expeditiously.  Port engineer Stephens and his  staff are busily engaged with the  engines of the new tug at the shipyards. The work requires the exercise��� of-extreme-cautionT^but-is  being pushed forward as rapidly as  is compatible with good results.  The foundations for the C. P. R.  passenger depot have been under  way for several days, but rainy  weather has interfered greatly with  the work. It looks as if the date  set for the opening of the buildings  would have to be postponed.  J.P.Noble, a brakeman on the  Robson freight, had one of his  fingers badly pinched yesterday  afternoon.  Chinese Trade Unions.  Chinese labor unions are said to  exist in New York, Chicago, San  Francisco and principal cities along  the Pacific Coast. In the midst of  the class struggle the "heathen"  Chinee has realized that through  organization he is able to resist  capitalistic oppression.  "I stood on the bridge at midnight," began tlie bright young man  who had consented to elocute for  the entertainment of the guests.  "Hurrah!" exclaimed his bosom  friend. ....'���  "What for?" asked the elocutionist rather annoyed by the interruption.  "I am glad to know you were  able to stand anywhere at midnight."          ���    ...  She (petulantly)���I don't see why  you should hesitate to get married  on $3000 a year. Papa says iny  gowns never cost more than that.  He���But, my darling, we must  have something to eat.  "Oh, William. Always thinking  of your stomach!"  The first man'to arrive in Nelson  from the portion of the Colville  reservation recently thrown open  for settlement is A. H. Fisher who  has taken oveV, the duties of day  ticket clerk_ at'.the C. P. R. depot.  "He went in with'the rimh, staked a  homestead and_ remained on the  ground long enough to get. the.improvements necessary to hold the  land well under-way.   Mr. Fisher  saw much of the' excitement natural     _ .  ally attending the opening of the  country and relates his observations  in an interestirig'manner. Referring  to the rush he' says :  "There., was' nothing .to prevent  home-seekers going over the ground  in advance to select likely sections,  and as a result' every choice piece  of land ��� was^spbtted Aveeks before  the date .of the"opening.   At many  pointVthe ground had been staked  and recorded; under, the mineral act  as placer'ck-Jims and patents secured  from tiie government;"   AVhere this  was the. case   improvements   had  been started^and.as a rule, no one  attempted' to file"ou   the ground  thus occupied although it was done  in" a few instances and suits are  sure to arise^before the question of  ownership ; is ^determined.    On the  unoccupied land home-seekers arrived the night-previous at least,  ancTwaited just! over the boundary  with'their..witnesses.'- Notices were  all prepared in advance and at. the  stroke   off 12   o'clock    each    man  stepped.onto^the-land he wished to  pre-empt   and   posted .his   notice.  .This accomplished,t^ome; rode.to the  recorder"^ ^oflice^at^Repnblic - and  Waterville to file descriptions, etc.,  while others di:ove their teams,"already harnessed to "plows, on the  land  and   began plowing;   others,  still, commenced improvements  by  building houses, the lumber being  delivered on-the ground-in advance.  "In a number of instances two  men would file on the same piece of  ground.    On particularly choice locations half a dozen or even a dozen  filed at practical ly the same moment.   The scene was enacted in several places of one man building a  house and another' plowing not 20  rods away on   tlie same piece   of  ground.     Both were determined to  have the land! and these incidents  will  give  rise  to litigation whicli  will bring a harvest to the Republic  lawyers.     1 only heard of one gunplay and it never got to the shoot-  ing stage..  The number of exciting  races to the recorder's office was  limited because of the fact that improvements to tlie land take precedence to the filing and the locator  being.allowed 00 days in which to  register his papers.  "The best part of the newly  opened country from a ranching  standpoint is the south- end, comprising a comparatively narrow  strip between Grand Forks and Republic. The choice of this- section  is about Curlew lake, and over half  of this district was located by  quartz and placer patents before  the reservation was opened to  settlement by homesteaders. Colors  of gold can be found almost everywhere, and with this as an excuse  people staked the country for placer  claims, hoping,..to hold the land  after the date of opening. After  Curlew lake, the most desirable districts were about Curlew, Toroda  and Myers creeks and the section of  tlie Okanagon valley included in  the reservation. About the creeks  the land is gently rolling and well  watered naturally with lots of fine  bottom and farming land. In the  Okanagon section the,lahd is even  richer but requires'irrigation and  water is somewhat scarce. Outside  of these districts the land is only  medium grade or suitable for grazing  and mineral purposes.  "There are several towns in the  new country, but only one boom  town. This is Kipling, and it has  established a record for enterprising journalism. Three minutes  past the hour at which the country  became opened the first issue of the  Kipling Weekly Sun was issued,  giving news of the town and vicinity for the previous week. Lots  here range in price from 15 cents to  $5, inside lots selling at the minimum figure, while corners sell from  a dollar up. The cost of recording  deeds and lawyers' fees amount to  aboiit $5 per lot. The biggest town  is Chesaw, with a population of  about 200. It was started in 1897,  and has a number of good mining  properties tributary to it. Sheridan Camp also lias mines near by,  which are shipping ore. Tho great  rival of Chesaw is Molson, which  has a $17,000 hotel, the finest in the  country.  "The reservation will be a prominent agricultural country within  two or three years, and tlie railroad  from Republic to Grand Forks, now  projected, will give the ranchers  transportation facilities for their  products. For a couple of years,  however, I do not look for any sub-"  stantial boom."  LOBD SALISBURY'S CHINESE P0LI8I  *       r  *    .  Isaac N. Ford Tells of the Anglo-German Alliance in.His  Weekly Cablegram.  ENGLAND'S PREMIER IS DIPLOMATICALLY  SUCCESSFUL:  WAS IN CHINA AT THE TIME  A.  K.   RHODEN   TELLS   OF  BOXER MOVEMENT.  THE  In Business at Shanghai,  Where - He  Claims the British Have the Largest Share of Trade.  Among tlie guests at the Hotel  Phair today is Arthur K. Rhoden of  Shanghai, China. He represents  the Morton Iron and Steel Works  of Sheffield, England, in the Flowery Kingdom and is very familiar  with the Boxer troubles which have  created chaos in China during recent months. Referring -to the  insurrection Mr. Rhoden says: .  ���"The,Boxers'rebellion had been  brewing for some months but hostilities broke out in May last at  Pao Ting rPu, not far from Pekin,  where a corps of Belgian engineers  were engaged in constructing.-a  railroad from Pao Ting Fu to Hankow.. The engineers and a. number,  of missionaries were murdered.'.'^At'  this time I was in Tien-Tsin, on the  Pei-Ho river between Pekin and the  gulf, of Pichelu. Notices were  posted at Tien-Tsin stating that  the Boxers were coming to kill all  foreigners and destroy their settlement located outside of the native  city.' The garrison consisted of 30  British regulars in winter quarters  and 00 volunteers made up of merchants and clerks. The regulars had two Maxim guns while  the volunteers were armed with  rifles. The entire force was pnt  under arms and guards were set to  watch the approaches to the settlement. I continued my trip to Neu-  chwang and Port Arthur, sailing  for Shang-Hai from the latter point.  Tien-Tsin afterwards sustained a  hard siege, but the foreigners succeeded in keeping tho Boxers at  _bay_with_slight_loss_until_re]ievecL  by British, German, United States  and Japanese troops, which then  advanced to Pekin.  "At Shang-Hai we had comparatively little trouble. Notices were  distributed similar to those posted  at Tien-Tsin, but British troops  were landed before the Boxers put  in an appearance and gunboats are  now lying in the Yang-tse-kiang  off Shang-Hai, so that all possible  danger is removed. I believe that  the backbone of the rising is broken  and that no further trouble need  bo anticipated from the Boxers.  The excitement will simmer down  and business, now absolutely at a  standstill, should begin to pick up  in the spring when people will be  more or less reassured.  "The Boxers.as most people know,  area powerful secret society embracing Chinamen of various classes  from the coelie to the middle class  business man. Their aspiration is  to expel all foreigners and stamp  out Christianity.. Collectively they  have.the courage of fanaticism, but:  will never stand for a fight unless  in the majority. In this rising-they  have been abetted by' the official  classes, some of the highest officials  even having assisted the rebels.  The impression in China is that  Great Britain and Germany will arrive at a joint plan as to their  future line of action, and. that the  other powers will fall into line. The  foreigners doing business in China  are strongly opposed to the suggested partitioning of the kingdom  among the powers on the ground  that such a course would militate  against their business interests.  Any trouble which may arise iu  the near future will probably be  caused    by    the    Reformers    of  New  York,   October    21.���Mr.  Isaac N. Ford in Ins 1 a. ,m. cable to  the Tribune says in  regard  to the  A.nglo-German    agreement:   Diplomatists who have been saying that  Lord Salisbury has   betn   playing  the fourth hand, now add  that   he  lias suddenly   led   trumps   in   response to his partner's   signal.   It  is not by any means clear, however,  that his   partner   signaled.   Lord  Salisbury's action in abruptly publishing   an   agreement   with   Germany is so unusual that the suspicion  is excited that he. was   anxious   to  forestall any change of policy which  might result   from  recent official  changes in Berlin. These suspicions  are    probably    groundless.      The  German emperor personally directs  the policies of his foreign office and  Lord   Salisbury's   agreement    has  virtually been made with5him "and  the terms   would' not   have   been  published without mutual consent.  The move is a strong one,   whether  made with   or   without   signaling  and Lord Salisbury's   new partner  is bound to return it.  The fact that Germany and England .have virtually formed an alliance on the China question is more  significant than the text of, the  agreement. It dispels the illusion  that the German emperor has been  aiming at a secret agreement with  Russia by which a province would  be obtained in China and a scheme,  of a partial partition carried" out.  It has been a favorite theory among  "diplomatists that' .Germany! having  aided "England by;- non-interference"*  in South Africa, would not co-operate with her in China, but "ultimately join hands with Russia, as  was done at the close of the Japanese campaign. This theory is now  untenable. England and .Germany  are allies, leagued together in defense of the open door principle and  for the prevention of the dismemberment of China.  The third article of the agreement  is capable of several interpretations,  but joint action for the protection  of' their own interests is foreshadowed if any power seeks to ob-  taiu territorial advantages in China  under any form. It does not state  that they will regard such agres-  sive conduct as an unfriendly act  and consequently a cause for war.  It does not commit them to an offensive and defensive alliance if  Russurpersistsiirrotaining "control"  of Manchuria. It is simply a formal  notice that they will act together  in an emergency and protect their  interests, but there may be a secret  . > ^-,  "-���"���--A"!  understanding    behind    it.      The^-Vi  principles of the agreement apart.'-//  from this third   clause, are. those,'.&  which the  American - government-^  has favored.   Theflrst is the open.";',^  door policy for which the state, def.'��">  partment has obtained guarantees} V,r��  from all the* powers, the second.is'?-,'  the maintenance of the integrity of ,  the Chinese empire, which has been- -  the policy of the state department  throughout the negotiations.,     > ..,-7.:  The third article, being a. notice '���'���'  of partnership" with limited> liabil-: 1  ities, does not involve any principle-",  which   the   powers are. bound"/to   ';  accept or decline.   ' Otherwise Ger-  ���  many and England have formed an."\  alliance for the defence of;principles  and policies with which America! is?.  identified.    The state. department"^";;*?  cannot   offer an objection"'to" the', '������%-���  first two articles to which consent jX  is asked, and it is" not under"any, ~\-!\\  obligation " to   bind   itself to ��� any -��- .>\  course of action if Russia or ;any,.'-'; T  power " seeks '"to* "obtain.,, Chinese":;'.-"?'  territory.      American - sympathy - 3.*  with policies which are in accord ^:fi  with guarantees obtained from all &-\-  the powers does not involve parti-" >'"y-(\  cipation in any entangling alliance. ���' ^  Authoritative expressions of* Engv'^'f  lish opinion by the press' cannot^be . " /'  obtained before Monday, but with-^ *$%$  out doubt .tlie alliance" with Ger-I3 pj%  many will be popular here," sinceTit -Jffi  is based upoirsound moral principles, -^>|  and not uponselfish motives.    ,< ',-*'" "  Lord SalisburyTis charged with"',  bringing about" this   "alliance,"  al-^  though liabilities assumed iirarticle*1  3 were riot" understood' with pre-'r  cisiou.   At the outset of the com- '  plications he" was embarassed;-by  th"o ���"South"- A'f rieaiiT^war'' ariiT could"'  only send Indian troops and marines  to China.     He allowed -the  other  poAvers to take  the  initiative, ahd^  at tlie right moment" was .found ,a  powerful ally and exerted influence''  in an-aitthoritative way.     He has ���  never answered   the-German proposals formally,' but - has  contrived-  to bring about .a modification  of-  impossible conditions for the nego-/'-Tvi  tihtious of peace.'    When this was   "~-\\  done he arranged with the German  ambassador the terms of an agreement by which 'a satisfactory solution of the XJliiuese question could  be reached on broad   enlightened  principles.     .The   success   of   his  diplomacy   will    depend    however  upon the construction whicli" Russia  and Franco may place   upon the  third article of the agreement and  their willingness to accept a reason-  able^basis^of-;settlementr^The~in^=  terests of tho   United States, Germany   and England; in   China are  identical, although America cannot  take part in any European alliance.  m  ,r-" <i  south and central China. This  society is rather pro-foreign  in its leanings, but is opposed  tooth and nail to the existiug  dynasty. If the Reformers rise  tlie powers will probably have to  support tho emperor's cause, in  which event they will be in the  anomalous position of fighting the  very, men who favor allowing foreigners every facility for doing  business in China."  Mr. Rhoden states that British  merchants now have the largest  share of Chinese trade with Germany second and the United States  third. The same holds good as to  trade in Japan. Foreigners in  China lead a comparatively luxurious life owing to the cheap and  abundant service available. Mr.  Rhoden will spend a fewdaj's in  the Nelson district and then gOes  east en route to England and China.  The Friend of America. ���  Kosciuszko, the great Polish patriot, killed by an accidental fall  from his horse on Oct. 10, 1817, lies  buried in the cathedral church of  Cracow, the scene of one of his  greatest triumphs, by the side of  Poniatowski and Sobieski. Just  beyond the city is a mound of earth  to his memory, 150 feet high,  brought from every battle-field of  Poland by his grateful countrymen.  Koscius/.ko's career was astrenuous  one throughout. Born of a noble  Lituauian family and educated for  the army, one of the mo3t notable  successes of the American .revolution, that of the surrender of Bnr-  goyVie's army at Saratoga, was  due to his planning, a feat  which Avon him the lasting gratitude of Washington and of  the American nation. Returning  to his native country, he fought  long and brilliantly against the  crushiug odds of'Russia, Austria  and Prussia. Two years in a St.  Petersburg prison aAvaited his final,  inevitable defeat. "I have no need  of a sword," was his reply to the  czar Paul, avIio offered him his oavii  sword on setting him at liberty; "I  have no country to defend," and  when he crossed the Russian frontier sent back the patent of his  pension and every testimonial of  Russian favor. The rest of his life  was spent in retirement..  Swagger Enough.  .A well-known Scottish laird, who  is pompous in manner and never forgets that he is a laird, AA'as the other  day Avalking up and noivn the Dundee platform of the Perth general  station just before taking his seat  in the train. At, that moment a  hot and > perspiring countryman  rushed onto the platform and said-  to the laird: :  "Is this the Dundee train?"  The laird coldly remarked: "I  am not the stationmaster."  The other man at once retorted:  "Then, confound ye, sir, what for  dae ye swagger about there as if ye  were?" THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B..C. MONDAY OCTOBER  00  1900  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY.  e  INCORPORATED 16TO.  Don't wait  until you catch  cold from wet  feet.  It is cheaper to buy rubbers  than pay doctor's bills.  All Sizes  MEN'S  LADIES'  CHILDREN^  I ���TTYTVrrtTTTTTTTtTTTTTTTTTTTTTTrrTTTTTTTTTTTTTTmTTy  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS..  From and after October ..1st, all  subscribers, to the Daily, Tribune  who are. served by. carrier - will"  be required to pay their subscriptions weekly to the carrier.  SUBSCRIPTION RATES.  Weekly, by carrier .      .  Monthly, by carrier     .       .  Three Months, by carrier        >  LSix Months, by carrier  .     .   .   ,  One Year, by carrier  .$ 25  1 00  . 2 50  5 00  .  10 00  tnxxxjuaxixnxrcxzxxxxrxxxxnxxzxnxxxxxxxxxxEctxxxxi  The Trail News is authority, for  the statement,that Smith .Cintis is  so busy with his private affairs that  he has not the time to take any  ^partlin^helpjng the Liberals elect  be adherents of the Independent  Labor party. Were adherents of  the Liberal party or the Conservative party to declare that if Labor  party men dared exercise the right  to vote as they saw fit they would  be made suffer penalty, what a  howl would be raised by the Labor  party newspapers. This is a free  country, and the Labor party must  stand on its merits, just as the  other political parties do. The  people of Kootenay will not be  bulldozed into supporting a' candidate simply because that candidate  happens to represent one class,  however-numerous that class may  be in certain localities in the  district.   " Tun present  method of taxing  " tho metalliferous mineral  output  " of the mines  of the province  is  " not equitable.    It is all right  for  " the high-grade ore producers, but  " far   from  just to  the low-grade  " producers.    It  should be revised.  " There is excellent ground for ob-  " .jection to the method  by  which  " the   tax   is    distributed."     The  words quoted above are from The  Pioneer of Phoenix.     Tn the  same  issue   that   they   appear   the   announcement is made that the mines  at Phoenix owned by the Miner-  Graves syndicate are shipping 000  tons of ore a day, or 18,000 tons a  month.   The ore is low-grade," possibly not worth over  $8.50  a ton  after freight and treatment charges  are deducted.    If this is a fair valuation of the low-grade ore mined at  Phoenix   and    smelted    at   Grand  Forks, the taxes paid the  province  will be seven cents a ton: 'or if the  freight   and   treatment charge   is  $5 a ton, the freight and treatment  and provincial tax will   be   $5.07  cents a ton.    Seven cents a ton on  18,000 tons a month will amount to  $15,120 a year, or one-third of one  per cent on the share capital of the  Miner-Graves syndicate.   The farmers iii'Bonndary district pay four-  fifths of one per cent on the assessed  value of their farm lands, a kind of  property.that will always remain  in, the province to be taxed. : On  the   other   hand,    quartz     miucs,  whether   producing   high or  low-  grade ore, may become worked out  in'a few years, and their value  for  taxation js nil.  AS TO FRACTIONAL CLAIMS  Technical Law Point.  A writ was issued on Saturday  by Galliher <fc Wilson in the action  of Cameron vs. Kirkwood. The  disposition of the case will solve a  nice point as to the construction of  the 1898 amendment to the Mineral  Act relating to fractional mineral  claims. The plaintiffs, Hugh  Cameron, Peter Lindquist and  James Campbell, claim is as owners  of the Bald Mountain Fraction on  Springer creek between the Gertie  II. and the Eda fractionals against  R. .1. Kirkwood and C. E. Smither-  ingale of New Denver as owners of  and applicants for a certificate of  improvements on'the Kda Fraction  covering u portion of tho Bald  Mountain Fraction, seeking first to  adverse defendants' application for  a certificate of improvements and  second to secure possession of that  part ol" the Eda surveyed "within  the lines of the Raid Mountain.  The plaintiffs maintain that tlie  Raid Mountain was staked and recorded prior to the survey of the  Eda, and hence that the defendants'  surveyor was debarred from encroaching upon their ground in  surveying the Eda. In event of  the location being attacked the  point will arise as to whether the  act permits of a No. 2 post being  moved at time of survey to take in  more land than was included when  the fraction was originally staked  and recorded., The section relating  to fractional claims reads in part  that the surveyor "may survey  such claim so that it shall contain  all the unoccupied grouud lying between the previously located mineral claims as previously described  in the affidavit and by the sketch  plan made by the locator when the  claim was recorded." This is known  to the legal fraternity as a "surveyor's section," aud its literal construction might lead to endless  confusion.  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  FRED IRVINE <Sc  CO.  Dress Goods, Millinery  Carpets and Men's Furnishings  to  Ladies'   Department  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  candidate Galliher to the house of  commons." It is just possible that  Smith Curtis is not a Liberal, but  purely and simply an adherent of  Hon. Joseph -'Martin, and Joseph, is  not "just dying" to see the Laurier  government kept in power.  The most newsy-and best printed  paper in Revelstoko riding is The  Eagle,   published, at Ferguson,   a  little town in Trout Lake mining  division1.      During  the   provincial  campaign    it     supported    "Tom"  Taylor, tho nominee of the AVilson  party-lino Conservatives, and Mr.  Taylor was elected to represent the  riding in the legislative assembly.  Mr. Taylor, during the session of  the legislature which closed in Sep-  tember.last. did not profess to be  anything else than a Conservative.  The     Eagle,    notwithstanding   it  helped elect'Mr. Taylor as a Con-  ; servative, now says that Mr. Taylor  must   vote   for   Chris   Foley,   the  Independent Labor  candidate for  the house of commons, or his "name  will be Dennis" if he again offers  himself as a candidate for office.   It  is   generally believed that Revel-  stoke riding is in Canada, and that  Canada   is   a   free   country;   but,  according to The Eagle, this belief  is based on a misapprehension.   Mr.  Taylor and others who  have political convictions must not, on peril  of   their   political    lives,   exercise  them contrary to tlie views of the  men,, who for the time, happen to  WRITTEN  BY  LIBERALS.  [Tiik TniniiN'K 1ms placed a part of onu column  at tho disposal of the Liberals, whose views will  be expressed therein from time to time during  the campaign. A like privilege is accorded the  Conservatives and (he Independent Laborers.)  W. A. Galliher returned on Saturday evening from a most successful  visit to Ymir. He addressed a public meeting there on Friday evening,  and the hall was crowded notwithstanding,, the downpour of . rain.  The Labor leaders of Ymir are supporting the Liberal candidate during his campaign aud the rank and  file are with them. Candidate  Galliher will roll up a big majority  in Ymir.  Wilsoni'  toVMfDS  ���pollT Wir*  Specially recommended  for  dyspepsia,    loss  of,  appetite,   sleeplessness,  indigestion,    weakness  from  whatever  canse,  nervousness,       fevers,  consumption,    malaria  -'      and general debility. ���  -   Women  complain   of   a  tired feeling.   Wilson's Invalid's PorL is immediate  and efllcacious, leaving no  Harmful ell'ects.  Men will find it particularly valuable as a restorative and a strengthener of  the body and nei vt system  We recommend this tonic  CANADA DHUG  AND BOOK  COMPANY  Nelson, B, C.  Special sale of ladies' and children's wool vests, drawers,  and combination suits, flannelette nig-ht dresses,  drawers and skirts.  Ladies' flannelette, cashmere, alpacia, silk, satin, and  French flannel blouse waists.  Ladies' mantles, jackets, and tailor-made suits from best  makers at exceedingly low prices.  Ladies'  ready-made dress skirts, from $2.00 each up.  Ladies' "R & G," "P D," and "D A" corsets from 25  cents up.   -  Children's coats, reefers, and jackets, from 1 to 10 years  of age.  Ladies' golf capes, from $3.00 up.  Millinery   Department.  Men's   Department.*  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  We are now showing the balance of our imported pattern  hats  at   cost  prices ; also a large stock of ladies'  leady-to-wear hats at: low prices.  We are offering men's fleece-lined underwear, in sizes 34  to 44, from 65 cents each up.  Men's Cartright & Warner's national wool and cashmere  shirts and drawers, from $1.50 each up.  Men's flannel, cotton flannelette, cashmere and silk night  shirts. Men's pajamas in all wights. Black cashmere sox 25 cents per pair.  Latest novelties in neckwear, collars, cuffs, regatta negligee and fllannel shirts.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  House   Purnishing   Department.  White lace curtains, from 75c per pair ; chenile and tapestry portieres, from $3.50 per pair; chenile and  tapestry table covers from 75 cents.  Tapestry carpets, from 45c per yard up ; Brussel carpets,  from $1.00 per yard up; Wiltons from $1.25 per  yard up ; Axminsters, from $1.25 per yard up.  Floor oilcloth, from 35 cents per yard up.  White bed spreads in all qualities ; Wool comfortables  from $1/25 up ; Wool blankets (grey) from $2.50 up;  wool blanket (white) from $3.50 up.  All    Carpets    Sewn    and    l~,cticl    Free    of   Gliar&e.  IRVINE & CO  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  The Nelson Miner calls upon all  interested in the lead industry to  vote for the Consen-ative candidate,  on the ground that a Liberal government would refuse any measure  of encouragement to the young industry.    What is the record of the  two parties on the smelting question?      The    Conservatives,   it is  true, passed: an act providing for  tho   payment   of a bonus  on ore  smelted in this: province, but they  failed   to   provido    tlie   necessary  machinery for putting the act into  effect, the matter was shelved and  the smelting industry derived no  benefit.   When tho Liberals came  into power, they  took the matter  up, put the act into force and  the  bonus in question has been  paid in  full.   The Liberal government  further   helped  the silver-lend mine  owners of the Slocan by permitting  Canadian lead  ores  retined  in the  United  States to   be re-imported  into Canada free of charge. Again at  the Liberal convention at Revelstoke  a plank was introduced  pledging  the Liberal  candidate to support  such   measures   in  the    house   as  would  enable the .business of refining   lead ores to be profitably  carried on in this  province.     Thus  it is seen  that the Conservatives  have done nothing for the silver-  lead industry, while the   Liberals  have shown themselves to be alive  to its importance.    Tho Slocan mine  owners will remember this on election day.   The First Mayor of Phoenix.  C AV. Rumberger, one of the origi 11-  al owners of the townsite, is likely  to be the first mayor of. Phoenix.  Friday next is nomination day, and  the polling, if a poll is needed,, will:  take plaee on the following Friday, j  C.W. West & Co.  COAL!      WOOD!  $6.15  VOTE  FOR ....  A.  H.  MacNEILL  of Rossland  Candidate of the Liberal-Conservative Party for Member  of the House of Commons for Yale-Cariboo.  321 to Ml Rakci' Street, NOIson.  American ai\d European;Plans.  Hard Coal  Anthracite  $9.65 j  Crow's Neat  Coal  DBLIVEBED  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Ltd.  No order can be accepted unless accompanied  -by-cash. ^ .   Olllce:   Corner ot Hall        TCI CDUnllE   QO  and Baker Streets. ��� ELtrnUnC - $0.  Lethbridge Calt Coal  The host valuo for the monoy In tho market  for all purpoaos.  terms cabii     W. P. TiKRNur, General Agent  Teleohnne 147.    Offloe with O. D. J. Chrtstda.  Kootenay   Coffee   Co.  NELSON. B.C.  Coffee roasters and dealers In Tea and Coffee.  Oiror fresh roasted ooifeo of best quality as .  follows)  Java and Arabian Maoha, per pound....  Java and Mocha ) fiend, 3 ponnda   Flno Santos, i pounds ���,  Santos Blend, 6 pound*)  MEALS  25  CENTS  ,|  40  , 1 00  . 1 00  ��ouwn  AJlvuu,   u   IIUUIIUH,,,.,.,,,, m.m*.    1 00  Onr Special Blend. 6 pounds ^  l 00  Our Rio Roast, 6 pounds  ��� l 00  A tiial order solicited. Salesroom 2 doors eaat  Of Oddfnllnws Monk. Went Rnknr ufjreoti.  musicT~  Mrs. I). 11. Murray, graduate in vocal and instrumental muBiu. is now prepared to receive  pupils for instruction in voice culture, Italian  method, also piano and organ.  For terms and further particulars apply room  .5, A. Macdonald building, corner Josephine and  Vernon street.  Private    School  And Kindergarten.  Thorough English, Calisthenics, Music, German and French If required. Kail torin commences .'trd September.  For particulars apply to'-  MISS PALMER. Josephine Street).  TOWN LOTS  FOR SALE  Two good business lots in the (own of Phoenix,  00 fcot frontage. Original cost $1,000. Will soil  for the same figure on tlie following terms: One-  third cash ; balance in six and twelve months.  Address, F.U. H.,post, office box 188, Nelson, B.C.  NELSOrTTOTS FOR SAl��  BOOMS, LIGHTED BY ELECTRICITY  ANDHKATKDBY-STEAM-^   25CENTS TO SI -  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot-Air.  Large, comfortable bedrooms and  first-class  dining-room.' Sample rooms tor commercial men,  RATES $2 PEg DAY  tyrs. E. C. GlarKe, Prop.  LATE Of THK ItOTAL nOTpt, OATXtARV  EVERY   DAY  AT  THB(  Club Hotel  BIG   SCHOONER  Boer or Half-and-half only  FRESH    IIIr��   COOL  The only good Bear In Nelson  E. J. CURRAN, Prop.  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets.  [VJadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson  Good building lots for sale. Corner and one  adjoining, SOxlfiO; $32��. Two inside lots 50x120,  $250. All ou Mill street. Title clear. Apply to  fitrachnn Brothers, opposite the post olllce.  The only, hotel In Nolson that has remained  under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and lighted  by electricity.  The bar la always stocked by the best dom b-  tlo and Imported liquors aud cigars,   THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. MoMANUS, Manager  PLATFORM  Adopted by the Liberal-Conservative Party in Convention  at Revelstoke, September 15th, 1900  We, the delegates of the Liberal-Conservative party of Yale-Cariboo  constituency, in convention assembled, reaffirm-the principles of the  party, and more particularly that cardinal principle, protection to home  industries, and that that principle be carried out so that all sections of  the country shall equally share its benefits.  The one industry, on whicli tho prosperity of this constituency is  almost wholly dependent is mining; and we believe that our mining iiv-  dnstries are as fairly entitled to protection as the manufacturing industries of Eastern Canada j_therefore, we advocate that the duties on lead  and lead products be increased, so tliat~tliey~shairbe~asiiigb.-as-those-n.ow-  imposed by the United States on the same articles. < ....   f  , Tha^ the output'of the. precious metal mines, is"largely increasing,  therefore we favor the establishment of a-'mint, so-that the specie.in circulation shall be that of our own instead of that of a foreign country.  We advocate the restriction of the immigration of Chinese and Japanese, and all classes who cannot become good citizens of the Dominion  of Canada, and suggest tho adoption of the principles of the Natal Act.  British Columbia has not now the representation in the federal parliament that she is.entitled to: therefore we advocate that when the  redistribution of seats is made that this constituency shall be given representation according to its population.  TJiat it, augurs well for the success of the party that Hugh .Tolm  Macdonald. has decided to leave the field of provincial politics to take  part hi. the'larger One that affects the people of the whole of Canada.  WHOLESALE TRADfr  DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  rpHORPE & CO., LIMITED.-Cornor Vernon  -*��� and Cedar streets. Nelson, manufacturers  of and wholesale dealers in nsratcd waters and  fruit syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs  mineral water.   Telephono CO.  ASSAYERS*   SUPPLIES.  WF. TEKTZEL ic CO.-Corner-Bakor and  ���   Josephine street s, Nelson, wholesalo dealers In   assayers  supplies.   Agents for Denver.  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Baker street, Nolson  ��� wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars  cement, Are brick and fire clay, water pipe and  steel rails, and general commission merchants.  ELECTRICAL  SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION COM PAN Y-Wholesaledeal-  ers iu telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries,  fixtures, etc., Houston block. Nelson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  BRACKMAN-KKR MILLING COMPANY  ���Cereals, Flour, Grain, Hay. Straight or  mixed cars shipped to all Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all princlpalpjrintson Calgary-  Kdmonton R. R. Mills at Victoria, NowWestr-  minster, and Edmonton, Alberta.  rpAYLOR  . ���*��� ��� stre  FEED &  PRODUCE   CO.-Baker  ��� street,   Nelson   (George   V.  Motion's old.  stand),  Flour, Feed, Grain, Hay and Produce..  Car. lots a specialty.  Correspondence solicited.  Phono 26.  .     FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P    BURNS &   CO.-Baker  street,   Nolson,  ���   wholesale dealers in fresh and cured meats.  Cold storage.  ���     CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ROOMS IN NELSON  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and Josephine Streets.  P. Burns & Co.  GROCERIES.  A_  MACDONALD & 00.���Corner Front and-  Hall  and       streets,     wholesale  grocers  4obbers in blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  macklnawB and minors'sundries.    KOOTKNAY SUPPLY  COMPANY,  LIMITED���Vernon   street, Nelson,   wholesalo  grocers.   TOHN OHOLIHTCH & CO.  *J   son, wholesalo grooora.  -Front street, Nel-  JY. GRIFFIN & CO.-Front street, Nolson.  ���   wholesalo   dealers   lu  provisions,   cured  meats, butter and eggs.  HlD%n OlPPlOH AT  ���������"' '.tfETiSOW,.B.a,  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverbon, Nev  Denver;,- Revelstoke,. Ferguson Grand Porka, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, tmd Vancouver.  Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded  Baratocked.wlth best brands of wlnos, liquors,  and Cigars. Beer on draught). Largo comfortable rooms.  Urst-cla/ai table board.  '  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Utter Street, Nelson JJ#  C.  TRAVES,  Manager  4JRDEKS BY MAIL JBHCSHVH CAREFUL AND PROMPT ATTBJmON  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  HBYKRS & CO.���Corner Bakor and Josophina  ���   streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers in hardware and mining supplies.     " -������'���   '��� *"  Powder Co.  Agents for Giant  LAWRENCK HARDWARE COMPANY���  Roller St., Nelson, wholesalo dealers In  hardware and mining supplies, and watw and  plumbers', supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNKR, BEETON & CO.-^Cornor Vernon  and Josephine streets, Nelson; 'Wholesale  dealers in liquors, dears and dry goods. Agents  for Pabst Brewing-Co. of ��� Milwaukee.and Calgary Brewing Co. ot Calgary.  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANY���Baker  street, Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite,  sporting, stumping and black blasting powders,  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, and oluotrlo  blasting apparatus.  SASH AND DOORS.  ���KTELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS,  AN LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall: stroots,  Nolson, manufacturers of and wholesalo doalera  In sash and doors; all kinds of factory work'made  to order.  _______^,  WINES AND CIGARS.  CALIFORNIA WINE COMPANY, LIMITED���Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers tn wines (ease and milk,  and domastio and iinportediotgai-s.  >'* THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. 0   MONDAY; OCTOBER 22 1900  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  R.BST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drumniond Vice-President  K. H. ClouNton General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corn or Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Br  "ches In Lovuon (England) Nkw York,  ChicaUO, and all tho principal oltios in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers. >.  ,   Giunt  Commorolal  and  Travelors'  Crodlta,  mailable In any part of tho world.  Drafts Issupd, Collections Made, Eto.  Saving's Bank Branch  OUKRKNT KATK OK INTKIIKST PAID.  UAHADIAN SOLDIERS  COOP  As the Best of Them.  Sergeant Dixon of Toronto, now  with the first contingent in South  Africa, writes as follows from  (i.eat Oliphans River,South Africa,  under date of September nth:  When I wrote last tho R. C. R.  were in the column which was in  pursuit of De Wet, and had been  fining extremely heavy marching,  Averaging something like 20 miles  po.v day; many of the men began  tn suffer from bad feet and other  causes, and the number of struggles  was very large. We were with  Hart's Brigade, Dublin Fusiliers,  Northumberlands (fighting Sth),  Derbys and Somersets. On the  .  morning of the 10th we crossed the  Vaal  for  the   second   time,  going  north, and marched some seventeen  ' miles, most of the <men with" wet  feet. On the 11th we made an-  '���tlior loug inarch, and on the 12th  had reveille at 1:30, and started off  for Banks, a station on the line-  li'oin Johannesburg toPotchestrom,  but for some reason branched off  and headed for Wolverdiend, H or  111 miles further, which we reached  at 10 a.m. or thereabout. Here the  column tested until 4 p.m. Sick  parade was called, ami about 400  of the infantry wero left as unlit  for inarching, about ~.~ being R.C.R.  men, myself among the number.  The sole of my right boot was completely worn out and my foot was  much bruised and swollen in con-  sequence. The men left behind  were formed .into a provisional  battalion, and did duty as guard to  the railway line, and large.stores of  suppb'A^iwf =i\Ve .had- fairly, .heavy,  work. *'0ne'> day a largo force of  Boers were reported to be approach.-  ing, and we liad till the trenches  manned ready for them. The Boers  had asked hanks, tho next station,  to surrender, but on being refuspd  did not attack and went their way  without bothering us. I was sent  with three men as  escort  to  take  . some prisoners to Krugersdorp,  after which T wont on to Johannesburg. I had four or five days there,  staying with some of the 0. M. It.,  who were on railway employment.  On the 27th the C. O. R. detail entrained for Pretoria to rejoin the  regiment. We arrived there. that  night, aud it was not until late the  next day that we learned that tlie  regiment was on the Delagoa Ray  line; right half battalion at Esto  Fabricken, and left' half battalion  at Silverton.    It was not until 0:30  =p:mron=the-20fclrthat-we:were-able^  to get train service, the line- being,  blocked with traffic towards Belfast,  where a large movement against  Botha was iu progress. Silverton is  only six miles from Pretoria, and  Este Fabricken three or four miles  further." We found the regiment in  good health and enjoying full  rations, tinned jam and bacon being  issued every day.  The regiment had terrific marching to do after leaving Welverdreid.  On one occasion they inarched all  day, had dinner aud then reveille  again at 10:30 p. m.���after an hour  or so of rest, marched until 8 a. m.  next day, rested till about 11 a. m.,  off again and marched seven miles.  On another occasion they had reveille at 11 p. m., and on two other  mornings at JtfO. Once they  marched 21 miles before breakfast.  Afterr all this exertion they  failed to catch De Wet, though  they pretty well broke him up.  The regiments struck Krugersdorp  on the 22nd of August, after 18  days of most terrific marching.  On the 24th they entrained for  Pretoria, everyone under the impression that it was for the purpose of mobilizing-for home, and  they were rather taken abackwhen  they got orders to   march   out   to  ,Este Fabricken.  I have twelve men of No. 1 section on permanent outpost on a  kopje..a few hundred yards from  .the bridge. We are on extra rations, jam every day and very  often bacon, the biggest cinch since  Ave have been in the country.     We  "have shelters built of stone and  galvanized iron sheets. The men  do two hours sentry work in  twenty-two, and altogether it is  .more like camping out or pieniek-  THE BANK OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  NELSON  la now prepared to issue Drafts and  Letters of Credit on Skaguay, U. S.,  Atlin, B. C, and Dawson City, N. W. T.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD   OFFICE. TORONTO.  Capital Authorized $2,500,000  Capital Paid up $2,458,603  Rest $1,700,000  D. R. Wilkio, General Manager.  K. Hay, Inspector.  Nelson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street  J. M. LAY, Manager.  ing -than soldiering. I hope we  stay right here till we get home.  The weather is beautiful, not too  cold at night, nor too hot in the  day. I am in the best of health,  but we are all anxious to get home.  As it is we have barely time to get  home inside the year.  CURZON ON STARVING INDIA  Effect of the Famine.  Simla, October 21.���The viceroy,  lord Curzon of Keddlestone; in a  speech before the council today,  said the famine had affected one  quarter ot the population of India  and that even now two million of  people were getting relief. He expressed the hope, however, that in  a month these would return to  their homes. His lordship further  said that half a million deaths were  traceable to the 'famine and that  the loss of the crops involved the- loss of . ��50,000,  plus some millions for loss of cattle.  It would never be known how  many were affected by the calamity  among the hill people and wandering tribes, while the alms distributed were unprecedented.  At the end of August 854 lakhs  of rupees had been expended and  the government, further expected  to spend 150 lakhs up to March  next. Resides this, 238 lakhs of  land taxes had been advanced to  cultivators, many, lakhs of land  taxes had been remitted, much  money .had been lent to the native  states and nearly a million sterling  had; been contributed by private  charity. The viceroy complimented  the relief committees, alluded to  many instances of native chivalry  aud devotion and to English military and civil service servants dying  at their posts and said the cotton  crop was worth thirteen millions  sterling on the ground.  To Smuggle Chinese.  Vancouver, October 20.���A  prominent politician has stated to  a Victoria Colonist correspondent  that he has been approached by  certain people with a request that  he put up $400 towards the organization.of a. company, who were to  make huge profits by carrying on  the business of smuggling Chinese  into the United States. Taking  this as a clew, the Colonist correspondent yesterday visited m, the  border laud in Washington state  and interviewed certain United  =States=ofticials=there=on=the-subject.=  These officials claimed that owing  to the lax Canadian laws, regarding the admittance of diseased and  destitute Japanese and undesirable Chinamen coming into Canada,  these Mongols were unlawfully  making a pathway through Canada  to the United States at the rate  of hundreds per month. These  Mongols were being smuggled into  the United States by organized  bands. Tt is impossible to adequately  guard tlie big stretch oC country  between the Chilliwack mountains  and Sumas, where there wero no  less than twenty-five trails leading  into the United States from Canada.  These smugglers were carrying on  their nefarious business almost  openly, and getting rich over it.  Chinese who desired to go it  alone were sold . maps of an unguarded trail for $5, each map  worth 10 cents. Diseased and destitute Japanese who failed to pass  the immigration inspector were  guided over the line for $10 each,  and- Chinese are charged $25 a  head. It was stated that the  United States government were  ���now taking action to prevent wholesale smuggling, which they had  proof was going on.  A Gallant Defense.  Victoria, October 21.���A story  was brought by the Empress of;  Japan of the thrilling siege of four  French priests of the Missions Et-  rangeres, who with their Chinese  converts, tlie latter not numbering  many, defended themselves in a  Manchurian village for close on two  months, against 1500 Chinese regulars and 1200 Boxers. They had all  but given up hope of succesefully  continuing the siege when relieved  Established in Nelson in 1890.  Wholesale and Retail  Wholesale and Retail  m  DEPENDS ON HOW YOU BUY  OUR  STOCK  OF  GOODS  BOUGHT  THIS  YEAR  HAS  NO  EQUAL  IN  B.C.  For quality and price, you can buy the latest  up-to-date goods from me and save 25 per cent on  every dollar.  My goods are purchesed direct from New York,  England, France, Germany and Austria, and consist of lines that are not shown any where else in  this Province.  Everyone is welcome to call and inspect them  whether they buy or not.  PIANOS  ONYX TABLED  JARDINIERE  STANDS  LAMPS  VASES  MIRRORS  FIRE SETS  TENDERS  Diamonds Loose and Set  Jewelry of every description.  Watches for Ladies and Gentlemen  Clocks with and without Music  Manicure Sets, Manicure Pieces  Cut Glass direct from Belgium  Jardinieres, latest from Austria  Flatware, Sterling and Silverplate  A Thousand other things  JACOB  DOVER, The   Jeweler  Our Watch Making and Jewelry Department has no equal.   All work guaranteed  ,  by the Russian invading araiy in  Manchuria. The village defended  by the priests, Santaize, has only  about 1100 people as its inhabitants  in all. Six hundred cannon balls  and 150,000 cartridges were fired  into the city, and yet the besieged  lost only twenty dead and had  seventeen wounded, mostly women  and children.  The village, was, though, almost  completely destroyed, and the  church in which the converts were  at one time forced to take retreat,  was.wrecked. It was learned that  the attacking force had 170 killed  and 70 wounded. The Christians  had only 50 guns amongst them  and these for the most part were  Chinese guns.  The Russian force which relieved  the brave defenders was brought,  by two Sisters of Providence, who  had never .ridden before, but who  volunteered to ride to Vladivostock  and get relief.  One of the four priests were  killed in the defence. He was cut  off with a party of five Chinese in  one of the rushes, and his ammunition gave out. When his last  cartridge failed him, he broke a  dollar into quarters and used these.  Then he took some paper money  from his pecket, burned- it, broke  his gun, so that the enemy could  not .use it, and. offered his neck tp  to the foe.   The priest, father Bor.  Surpassing^  Display in  Fall Suitings  -All=the=fashionab!e=cpeationsi  in Fall and Winter wear are  included in my last consignment of Scotch and Irish  Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and  Fancy Trouserings  E. Skinner  Noelands' Building, Baker Street.  FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.   ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT  TAILOR.  OPPOSITE   THE   QUEEN'S   HOTEL.  Large stock of high-class Imported. goods. A  specialty of tho squnro shoulder���tho latest  fashion In coats.  MRS.  MCLAUGHLIN'S  Millinery  Parlors  JOSEPHINE  STREET  Nelson.  MRS.  ENFIELD'S  . . . for fine . . .  ��� ~a "��� ���  HALL   BLOCK,   NELSON.  00STELL0S EXPRESS  cltj  AND TRANSFER  Baggage and express moved to any part of the  ty.   Special attention given to heavy teaming.  geois, was immediately killed.  A newspaper correspondent who  returned from China yesterday tells  of a ghastly execution by Japanese^  The victims, two Chinese, were arrested for assisting Russians to loot  and assault Chinese women, were  loaded down" with chains" and carried in baskets, supported on loug  bamboos, carried by coolies to the  place of execution, at Tien-Tsin,  and both were unceremously  dumped out in the centre of a  square of soldiers. They were then  seized by their queues and jabbed a  number of .times with bayonets.  Then pieces-were cut from their  backs, and other tortures were inflicted before they were at lengtti  shot. . t  A FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  lo&U and coast.'  Flooring  local and coast.  ' Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  IF WITAT YOU WANT 18 NOT IN STOCK  WK WILL MAKK IT KOK YOU .  CALL AND GET PRICKS,  J. A. Sayward  ;       HAKCrAND'LAKK "STREBTarNELSOW   Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HKNDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK.  We carry a complete 'stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and. Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co. Ltd.  ContractorsandBuilders  WILL DO WELL TO  Buy Their Lumber  AT  G. 0. Buchanan's  A large Htook of JlrBt-olasa dry material on  band, also a full line of aanh, doors, mouldings,  turned work, oto.  Factory Work a Specialty  Yardi   Koob of Hondryx Btreeb, Nolson  FOR   SALE  ON   EASY TERMS  Till! I'llOPKIITY  K.VOV'S .13  The Florence Park Hotel  ''\ or Roberts' Ranch  11.1 acres move oriels. A first-class going business, with 35 acres of fli-bt-class land under cultivation, 580 fruit trees, a largo proportion bearing  fruit; 1000 small fruits���raspberries), blackberries  and currants.  One mile east of the terininous of Ihe electric  tramway.  For particulars apply lo  HUGH R. CAMERON  Insurance Agent  BAKER STREET  NELSON  D. J. Dewap, J. P.  Notary Public���Conveyancer.  .  - ,   FOR.SALE  Cottage on Minos road. 7 room*, full-plumbing,  beautiful location, $Hi50, 8500 cash.  7-room house on Carbonate street, two stories,  double stairway, ��2,000, easy terms.  2 nice building lot", Latimer street, 100x120, $000.  House in Ifumeaddition, S2.100: S'200cash, $2.">.0u  (_ par month pays the balance, interest, and principal. This house lias full plumbing, stone  foundation, and lot45x1 MO.  Nice lioilse and lot near Ward street, on the  south side of Silica, $2,2��n; rents for ,?:{<). ami  only a block from the post ofllce.  TO niWT.  l-ioom cottage in rear of my house on Victoria  street, S12.   This cottage is comfortable and  most convenient lo town.  7-room house on Mines road, $23.  ^Leading Scotch Whisky  Office in  Madden Block  D. J. DEWAR  Ward Bros.  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Agents for J. &J.JIAYL0R SAFEST  Bogustown)   Fairview   Addition.  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Baker Street  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE'  AGENTS  KOU RENT  It-roomed bouse and bath, together with kitchen  range, complete with hot and cold water. Observatory strcul, magnificent view; rent, including water rale, S2S per nionlh.  /i-roomed house, corner Cedar and Carbonato  streets :.?-'0 per month.  /������roomed house, lliime Addition ; $15 per month.  l-roomcd cottage, tlorc street. 812..00 per month.  il-roorned house, corner of Mill and llull streel-s;  $80 per month, from 1st Novcmoer.  Items collected.   Loans made.  Agents for British Columbia Permanent Loan  & .Savings Company.  IPING STOCKS  BOUGHT AND SOLD  R.P.RITHET&CO.,Lt.l.  VICTORIA.  Agents for British Columbia.  A. B. GRAY, Box 521, Nelson  Kootenay Representative.  pnnnmimiiiiiiumnEmmimngiTTiiin  JUST   ARRIVED  A Car Load of  j Allen's Apple Cider.  THORPE & CO.  ixxzErmxixxxxxrimxxxxxxxxxTxxnxxxx  R. REISTERER & CO.  BREWKRS: AND BOTTUEBB Of  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery bo tihn fcrsda  Brewery at Nelson  .A..    T��]TSrSTJ��].A.J3-  Contracting Painters, Pccorntorfl, Paporhangors.  Full lino of wall paper, mouldings, oto,   Knlso-  mlning and Tinting.  Strictly flrst-clasa work.  Estimates furnished.  RcBldenco Mill Stroot),   V~~T COW    R   C.  Opposite School Houbo   IN "IiAjOUI"; P�� \J.  H. D.  ASHCROFT  nicholiou, 1000  FOR SALIC.  oornar Victoria aud Ward streets.  Tele-  tihoitt 183. W. A. COSTJCLLO. Managar,  Ir 1 t(1 r, 11  John Rae, Agent  Six-room houne, Hume Addition, $��0,.  A complete get of tinner's toots,  Team, harneas and wagon, ��150,  CALL on  H. A. Prosser  BROKER, WAItO STRBKT  FOR SALE-CHEAP  Six lols corner Observatory and   Hall streets,  drained and cleared for building.  Charles St, Barbe, Agent  MONEY TOTOAN  AT 7 PER CENT  ON BUSINESS PROPERTY  Apply O. Tj. liHNNOX, flflllollwwv Nfilaon ��. O (.  BLACKSMITHING  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  Wagon repairing promptly atteuiiert to by a  firsb-citisa whoelwriKh!'.  HpeoUl attention given to all kiwis of repairing and custom work from outside points.  SIiods   Hall Sti.. bahwoflit  Uftkflr and Vm-non.  A  FRATERNAL   SOCIETIES.    .,  NELSON LODGM, NO. 23, A. K. & A. M.  Moots second Wouuosday In oach month,  Sojourning: brethren lnvltod,   '  NIGHTS OIT PYTHIAS- Nolson Lodge, No,  25, Knights of PythiaH, meet* in I. 0. O. K.  Hall, coruor lJaker and Kootonay streets, evory  Tuesday ovonlng at 8 o'clock, visltlutt Knights  cordially Invited to attend. I", .r. Ilnulloy, (J. U.;  J. A. Paquetlc. K. of It. &_a   NKLSON L. O. h.. No. 1092, moots In I. O. O. F.  Hall, corner linker and Kootenay streets,  1st and 3rd Friday of each month. Visiting  brethera cordially Invited. H. Koblnson, W. M.  W. Crawford, Recording-Secretary.  NKLSON JER1R, Number 22, Fraternal Ordor  of Kaglos, meets every second and fourth  Wednesday ineaoh month in Fraternity Halt  Visiting brethren welcome. W. Oosnoll, Prod  daub.  Cluultw Piwsw, aooratary.  E; P. Whalley, J. P.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Office with C. W. West & Co., corner Hall and  Baker streets.  City office of the Nelson Sodawator Factory.  A. R. BARROW, A.M.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Stroete.  P. O. Box &9. TELEPHONE NO. 96  DR.  ALEXANDER  FORIN  OFKiCR  AND  RESIDENCE  Silica   street, between Ward * and'*  Josephine streets.  Telephone 120.  ENGINEERS.  CHARLES PARKER���Mining and milling engineer.   Turncr-Boockh Block, Baker Rtreeb,  NnlBon.  ARCHITECTS.  EWART &  CARRIE���Architects.    Rooms 7  .and 8 Aberdeen block. Baker Btreet, Nelson.  TRADES   UNIONS.  NKLSON MINERS' UNION NO. 9G. W. F. o  M.���Meots in miners' union rooms, northeast corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, every .  Saturday-evening at 8 o'clock.   Visiting mem  bors wolcoine. M. R. Movutt, President. Jame '  Wilkes,   Secretary.    Union Scale ov Waoks"  kok Nklson    Dis-rniCT���Per   shift,    machine  men, $3.50: liammerainen miners, $3.25; muckers,  carmen, shovelers and other underground laborers, $3.00.  TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL.-The regular meetings of the Nelson Trades and Labor  Council will be held in the miners' union hall,  corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets, on the  lirst and third Thursday of oach month, at)  7.30 p.m. Q. J. Thorpe, President. J. H.Matho-  son, Secretary.  THE regular meetings of tho Carpenters' Union  aro nold on Wednesday evening of each  wook, at 7 o'clock, iu tho Miners' Union hall corner Victoria and Kootenay streets. R. Robinson, President.   James Colling, Secrotary.  BARBERS' UNION.-Nelson Union, No. 190, of  tho International Journeymen Barbor's Union of America, meets every nrst and third Monday of each month In Miner's Union Hall, corner  of Victoria and Kootenay streets, at 8:30 p.m.  sharp. Visiting brothers cordially invited to  attend. J. H. Mathesou, President. W. S. Bel-  "vUlorSecrdtary;.��� ���'���  BRICKLAYERS AND MASONS' UNION.  Tho Bricklayers and Masons' International  Union No. 3 of Nelson meets second and fourth  Tuesdays In each month at Miners Union hall.  J. W. Etcher, president; Joseph Clark, recording  and corresponding secrotary.  LABORERS' UNION.���Nelson Laborers' Pro  tectivo Union, No. 8121, A. F. of L., meete In  Fraternity Hall, Oddfellow's block, corner of Bakor aud Kootenay streets, every Monday evening  at7:30p.m. sharp. Visiting members of the American Federation cordially invited to attend. A. W.  McFco, President. Percy Shnckolton, Secrotary.  NKLSON PAINTERS' UNION���Tho regular  meeting of tho Painters' Union is held  tho first and third Fridays in each month at Minors' Union hall at 7:30 sharp. J. II. Mtlhvard,  President; Will J. Hatch. Secrotary.  PLASTERERS' UNION���Tho O. P. I. A. No.  172, mcoU) every Monday evonlng in the  Elliot block, corner 1 taker and Stanley streets, at  80'clook.  J. D. Mover, president: Donald Mo  Lftivn. onnrntnrv'  SHERIFF'S SALE.  .Province of British Columbia, Nelson, in Wes  Kootenay, lo wit:  By virtue of a writ of llori-facias, issued out of  tho'SupruiiHi Court, of llrililh Columbia, at the  suit of the Hank of Montreal. DlaiutifTs. and to  me directed, against the goods and' chat,  tels of the Two Friends Mine, Limited  Liability, defendants, I have seized and  taken In execution all the right, title and interest  of the said defendants, Two Friends Mine Limited Liability, iu the-mineral claim known as  and called "Two Friends/'sltuated on the divide  between Lemon and Springer creeks, on the eatt  dope of Lemon creek, located on the 31stday of  July, A. L>. 1S!.'.'>. and recorded In the office of the  mining recorder for the Slocan C'iiy.Minlng Division of Hit! Weft ICoof<Miay District, on the 10th  day of .August. A.I). ISflo: uuil also all the right  l.itlo ���and interest of the said defendants. Two  Friends .Mine, Limited Liability, in sixty (00) tom  of ore, 'more or less, mined from the mineral  claim "Two Friends," anil now upon the-pro-  porty: To recover tho .sum of t wo thousand and  eighty-nine dollars and eighty-five cents ($2,089-  .&%) together with interest on two thousand and  eighty-six dollars and thirty-live cents ($2080 S3)  ut six per centum per annum, from the 20th day  of September, 1'JOD, until payment, besides sher-  Ilf's poundage, otllcer's foes, and all other legal  incidental expenses: All of wliicli I shall expose  for sale, or sutllciont thereof to satisfy said judgment, debt, and costs, at tho, front of my otllre  next to the court house, iu the city of Nelson, B.  C, on Friday the 2ilth day of October, A. D., 10001  at the hour of cloven o'clock in the forenoon.  Norn!���Intending purchasers will salisfythenr-  selves as to interest and title of thu said defendant*!.  Dated at Slocan City the 12th day of Ootober,  l��ki.  S. P. TUCK, Sheriff of South Kootenay*  W3 THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B.C., MONDAf OOTOSM M WOO.  Queen Victoria Chocolates  TZHZIE   BEST   OUST  THE   HyC-A-R^ZET  SOLD   03STL-~T   BY  W. F. Teetzel & Co.  JPXJT   XTDP   ITT   25   .A.:r>r:D  SO   CENT   BOXES  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS.  Ho!-For Fall Clothing-Ho!  See our celebrated Fit Reform Clothing, also our magnificent lines of fancy vests. The very latest in style  and   pattern.   Our  stock   is   complete   in  all   lines.  The Nelson  Clothing House  217 AND 219 BAICKR STREET. NELSON.  STOVES I       STOVES!  We are sole agents for the celebrated  COLE'S HOT BLAST HEATERS  Will burn anything.   Results unequalled  in any line of heaters.  LAWRENCE HARDWARE COMPANY  $9,000 FIRE SALE  Nelson Furniture Co.  The entire stock of the Nelson Furniture Company  has been purchased by  The OLD CURIOSITY SHOP  and will be Sold ai  Tremendous Sacrifice Prices  The stock consists of Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums,  Pictures, Upholstered Goods, Fancy Rockers, etc.  EVERYTHING  MUST  GO.  Special Sales Daily until Stock is Run Off  m  Bit  Contractors and  Builders  Tfc  M  ��� $t TO  ^ Having disposed of  our business to Mr. Ernest Mansfield, we M  ilih bespeak for him a continuance of that liberal share of patronage %  im which has been extended us during our career in Nelson. We can fl"~  Jjk only say that those traits which have built up for us and maintained m  38 our reputation for reliable dealings will be continued throughout ���  wi1 by the new firm. We therefore take great pleasure in recommend- -v.  # ing him to all our old customers, and also to any new ones who W  (Itfi may honor him with their patronage. "���]���'%���  Thanking you for past favors,  The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Lid.  T. G. PROCTER,  Late Managing Director  Nelson, B. C, 5th October, 1900.  $    �� To the Public...  m  m  m  m  B  #  %  Having taken over the business of the West Kootenay Brick & ^  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to ask for a continuance ^m  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. .-My :&.  aim will be at all times to supply you with our products at lowest W  possible prices. Being in a position to manufacture goods in larger Mju  quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the trade at a ($\  lower figure. M  It is our intention to install machinery to manufacture our ^  marble products, and next season we shall be in apposition to supply ^m  these products at reasonable rates. ^  We shall also keep on hand a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay, ^  Tiles and Cement. (Wj  Our Bricks and Lime Rock have taken the First Prizes at the tf$\  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. We also jrl  secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building jjL  Stone. ������     ��  Wo are prepared to offer special rates to Contractors and ;lt  Builders. " W  ERNEST MANSFIELD, ^  for The Mansfield Manufacturing Company. (/($  Successors to , *K/U  The West Kootenay Brick & Lime Co., Ltd. jffl\  Nelson, B. C, 5th October, 1900. . '      M  CITY LOCAL NEWS  A. Furlsintl wont over fco Moyie  on Sattniltiy.  Mayor (Joodevo of Rossland will  be one of the speakers at the Conservative meeting at the Nelson  epera house on Friday night..  Fred Medhurab, formerly a O. P.  11. employee at Cranbrook was arrested at Ashcroft on Saturday  by constable Joe Burr for alleged  theft from tlie company.  The Nelson amateurs returned  from Kosslawl tit 2 o'clock yesterday morning, their train having  been delayed several hours. The  production of "Tho Mikado" at  Rossland 'was an artistic success  but the society is $150 lighter in  pocket through the trip.  Rev. D. McG. Gaudier, who  preached at St. Paul's Presbyterian  (church yesterday, leaves this week  for California where he will remain for the winter for the benefit of Mrs. Gandier who. is in poor  health. Mr. Gandier has resigned  his charge in Rossland lnncli to the  regret of his parishoners.  By consent the case of Regina vs  Hocking will be tried this morning  when court opens. The defendant  comes from Cranbrook where he  married Jean Montgomery on January 12 last.. The crown will seek to  establish that at this date the. prisoner had a wife, .Winnie Hocking,  living-iii Salt Lake City, Utah.  The city has had a special policeman on for several weeks watching  the vendors of milk. He has done  good, but he cannot watch all tlie  vendors all the time. Some of  them,-when not watched, manage  to sell milk that they would not  sell if they were honest traders.  Heavy storms prevailed east and  north of Nelson last night. All  telegraph wires were blown dowii  iu both "directions. About midnight the Spokane wire was cut off,  practically isolating the eity from  telegraphic connection for a time.  Tnrc Triwine's press service was  badly disjointed iu consequence of  the trouble with the wires.  . A large number of Liberals  turned out to the meeting at the  committee rooms on Saturday  night. Candidate Galliher had  just returned from Ymir and in a  stirring address told of the line  rally at Ymir on Friday night  and of his equally enthusiastic  meeting at the Ymir mine on Sat-  turday afternoon. The balance of  the evening was spent in committee  work.        ���   ���'    "  Shipments to Trail Smelter.  That the ores of southeastern  British Columbia need bo, shipped  to the United States for treatment  is disproved by the following record  of shipments made to" the smelter  at Trail for the week ending  -Qetobor-20th. Fif.te.en_mine.s_sent  part of their output to Trail, and  these fifteen mines include the  Athabasca and Ymir gold mines.  The first named is situate two miles  from Nelson as the crow flies, and  the last named 22 miles by rail and  wagon road. The Payne, Bosun,  Sovereign and Enterprise silver-  lead mines of tlie Slocan, and tlie  Sullivan silver-lead mine of East  Kootenay are among the shippers.  The other shippers are Rossland  and Boundary gold-copper mines.  The total shipments amounted to  371J3 tons:  Tons.  Center Star. ...'.��'{  1.0 iioi '.; 081S  Iron Musk  18ilf  Atliclslon    4l!j  the boat for. an hour before they  were rescued by a boat from  Stewart's railroad camp and  brought to shore in an exhausted  condition. They remained at  Roberts'ranch over night.  WILL BETRiEDfORBICAMY  Utah Attorney as a Witness.  When the assises resume this  morning the case of Regiua vs  Hocking, in which the defendant is  charged with bigamy, having married a woman at Cranbrook while  his wife was alive in Utah. One of  the witnesses to be placed on the  stand is Parley P. Christensen of  Salt Lake City, who has been in the  city for several days waiting for  the case to come on. Mr. Christensen is the senior, partner of the  legal firm of Christensen <fc Ryck-  man, and is a well-known politician.  At the present time he is the Republican candidate for the office of  prosecutor for Salt Lake county,  which is the best paid office iii the  state, exceeding in salary even the  governorship.  Referring to matters political in  Utah, Mr. Christensen says: "We  are now in the midst of the campaign and the voting takes place  on November 6, just the day before  the general elections in Canada. I  am confident of victory myself and  fully expect to see the whole Republican ticket elected. -It is a big  proposition as you, will realize  oil looking at ~ the figures  for the past few years. Utah  was admitted to the union as  a state five years ago aud in the  first state election a Republican administration was returned. In the  presidental election "of 1896 about  70,000 votes wei e polled and of these  53,000 were cast for'colonel Bryan.  In "1898 Roberts was elected to congress on the Democratic ticket by a  large majority, biit in the contest  whicli followed Roberts' expulsion  the majority was cut down to small  dimensions. The city elections held  recently resulted-in the return of  the Republican slate by a majority  of 000 to 700. So you'see we have  been gaining ground steadily and I  believe wo will not only carry our  county but the state at large for  McKinley. ' The" state Republican  administration has been clean from  start to finish and this 'materially  assists the cause. 'The McKinley  regime has brought 'good times.'  business is excellent, and' the mines  are actually* turning out more  higher A'alnes than ever before and  probably more' than would have  been the case under a free silver  administration. This is due. to the  higher price secuied for copper and  lead which form an important, part  of Utah's mineral output."  A Gatacre Mile.  An indication of general Gatacre's  disregard of fatigue arid distance is  furnished by a true tale of one of  his famous long marches in the  Soudan. The. men were* getting  weary and falling out, while Father  Brindle, the welNknown Roman  Catholic army, chaplain, . was endeavoring to cheer them iip to renewed efforts. "Come, lads," he  said, "it's only another mile to tho  next halt." "Yes, fathei-, replied a  mauf^but Jt's-a-^blessed^-Gatacre  mile." Tlie general is cool to frigidity under fire.     At the Atbara he  Pnyi  1I2:|  jlOSUM     20  Sullivan  17U3  H. C Bilil  Snowshop    21 k  Craig and Hclnian  ���    _ij|  W:|  Vmir  Athabasca  21  Alberta  2:!  Sovereign  ISA  Enterprise  27"  Kootenay Electric Supply & Construction Co., Ltd.  Electric Fixtures Electric Fans  Medical Batteries  Nelson, B. C.  HOUSTON BLOCK,  CORNER BAKKft AND JOSEPHttJIE STREETS.  A Narrow Escape,  Jack Ross, night operator at the  C. P. R.; office,.Dave Rutherford of  Fred Irvine & Co.'s establishment,  and' George McLaughlin, accountant  for "Wiii". Hunter & Co., had a decidedly unpleasant experience on  the lake yesterday. The trio  chartered the skimmer craft Bobs  and went for a sail up the lake. A  heavy wind blew up and through  the breaking of the center board  the boat was capsized. After a few  minutes' work they reached shore  and Ross walked home along the  Nelson & -Fort Sheppard track. McLaughlin and Rutherford repaired  the yacht and launched her to sail  home. The gale had increased and  the heavy sea caused the Bobs to  capsize   again.   The two cluug to  charged in the first rank and was  himself busy pulling down the  thorn hedge of the y,areba, when a  Dervish rifle was aimed at him at  very close quarters*. He went on  tugging away at the thorns, saying,  to the man next to'liini, "Just shoot  that fellow," and Jjhe Dervish was  promptly dropped '.before he could  make up his mind to fire.  Doii't Know arid Don't Care.  ���  ... .    .   ....... i-.n. .   .  Bishop Brindle, in' his. lecture at  Sheffield on his experiences in warfare, told some interesting stories,  among them thatof a young soldier  on the weary march to Atbara: "I  say, Bill," he remarked to an older  comrade, "just fancy how many  thousands there are what don't  know where we are!" To which  the more seasoned warrior, who  was anxious only to get to sleep,  replied: "Ah!. Just fancy how  many millions there are what don't  cave a 1"  Reported Mutiny of the Crew.  The British ship Lansing, which  left Port Blakely on June 1st, bound  for Port Pierie, Australia, is now  out 180 days, and 20 per cent reinsurance has been offered on her.  She lias a cargo of nearly 2,000,090  feet of lumber. A story is current  in shipping circles that the crew  mutinied, killed captain Chapman,  and located on Bonham Island, in  the south seas, after wrecking tlie  vessel, but the report lacks verification. ���   Osman Skipped.  Osmau Pasha, suspected of a plot  against - the ~ sultan   and   fearing  "WW  s. Birsiis &- oo.  3STE3LSO~ST  KASLO.  s-A.3sri3o~sr  STOVES!   STOVES!   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  ''I  Sole Agents for i\\e Original Cole's Hot Blast Goal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TKLKI'HONE 27  Sloi'O, Comer linker :iml Josephine St roe  arrest, secretly embarked on' board  the Bagdad at .Constantinople, and  has landed at Marseilles. He went  on board at night in European dress,  representing himself as a merchant  who wished to visit the Paris ex-  .hiUiion. On the voyage, however,  lie told tlie captain who luv was  and on entering Marseilles harbor lie donned a uniform  with the decoration of. Commander of the Legion of Honor.  Osman starts for Paris, and thence  will proceed to join Mahmud Pasha.  He describes the sultan as  imagining himself to bo surrounded by conspirators. Terror consequently prevails in the  court, and Osman Pasha, who is the  brother of the celebrated defender  of Plevna, believes that his example,  after that of Ismail Kemal Bey, will  soon be followed by several high  officials. .  "These are my jewels" said the  mother of the Gracchi, pointing to  her children.  With a soulless laugh Tertius  Ballomus, the pawnbroker, refused  to lend any money on them, saying  they .would eat up the interest.  BUSINESS   MENTION.  Cellar to Rent���Apply Merchants  Bnnk of Halifax.  .   Wanted���Tick   makers    at    the  ���Kootenay'Wire Works, Front street.  Hack   calls left at   the   Pacific  Transfer barn on Vernon .streot. Telephone  call 35.  Wanted.���Three furnished rooms  suitable for housekeeping. Address hoxf Hit,  Nelson.  For     Rent���Store    in   Tremont  Hotel block. Apply to. Malono & Trcgillus,  Tremont hotel.  Large well  furnished   rooms to  let. Apply rooms 1 a"il .1 Mncrtonalcl buililiiiK.  corner Josephine and Vernon streets.  To Let���Furnished room at reas-  nble litfiire; private board next. door, fourth  house above city hull,/Victoria Ktrue'.  For Rent���Unfurnished six-room  cottage. Water, electric, light anil sewerage.  Apply to Mra. Croasdaile, Observatory street.  For Rent���"Well Furnished rooms,  bath, electric llghta/hob air. Mrs. Ogilvie, north  side Carhoimti; street between Josephine aud  Ward.  To Let���From and after Nov. 1st,  cottage at the corner of Falls and Hoover: Sts.  Four i ooiiih and lean-to. Apply K. P. Whalloy,  box 518. IsVlson, H. (J.  WHEN A MAN  . . . WANTS A STOVE  lie goes lo the hardware store'  when he wants clothing he goes  to the gent's furnisher; when  ho -wants a good watch he  should-go~"to-lfis^ewelerpbTrtf  some men will only learn by experience. They buy from ped-  lers when tliey can get the goods  cheaper from any legitimate  dealer, and especially from  Brown.  "If Brown said  so, its right."  T.H.BROWN  STANLEY PIANOS  178 Raker Streot Nelson, 13. C.  NELSON TENT AND  AWNING FACTORY  The best equipped establishment in British Columbia for turning out  all kinds of canvas goods.  THEO tyADSO/1, Proprietor.  -        Baker Street, Nelson.  Vote for Nickerson  to: repair; your watch. He was  born in the watch business,  .iiis platform is first-class workman shi p. Baker S treet, oppos-  ite Queen's hotel.  NOTICE.  1 have impounded one gray mule, aged, 14  hand high, owner unknown, The same will be  offered for sale on Ootober 25.  W. R, JARYIS, Pound Keeper,  MP  to Something New  to  \4)  to   MORRELL'S  to  to   CELEBRATED  to  to    IjAMS and BACON  to  \fc  MORRELL'S  CELEBRATED  HAMS and BACON  Direct from Iowa's world tamed Corn Belt.  \j]f    Iowa's Pride Ham, 22c  to ���  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Iowa's Pride Bacon, 25c   \|/  $ KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  ^   Telephone 10  to  to  185 Baker Street  $  '/S??????????? 'ST-"?���"?��� ~~-��5-~~'>"~'"~.~~'.~?."~'.~~.-  P. O. Box 677  Phone 8  Wm. Hunter & Co.  .    SUCCESSORS TO  THE WESTERN MERCANTILE CO.,  Limited.  Staple and Fancy  GROCERS  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, NELSON  NELSON  ���/<;.  SAW & PLANING MILLS  Limited.    o  We are prepared to Furnish  by Rail, Barge or Teams  DIMENSION LUMBER  ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER  LOCAL and COAST CEILING  LOCAL and COAST FLOORING  DOUBLE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  RUSTIC, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  PINE and CEDAR CASINGS  DOOR JAMBS, WINDOW STILES  TURNED WORK, BAND-SAWING  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS  STORE FRONTS  DOORS, WINDVWS~dWd~aLASSr^^^  Get Our Prices before  purchasing elsewhere.  OEFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING.   MILLS: HALL STREET WHARF  New Fall Goods  m  New Dress Goods in Tweed, Costume Cloth, Homespun  and Black Goods.  Shirt Waists in Corduroy Flannel Mercerised Sateen  and Flannelette.  A large range of Black  Dress Skirts.   Underskirts from $1.25 to  $7.00.   Latest styl.es in Ladies' and Children's Jackets.  Children's Flannelette Underwear.  Our  Clothing, Gents'  Furnishings, and  Boot and  Shoe Stock is  complete.   We have the celebrated Carss' Mackinaw  Jackets and Pants.  . A full line of Rubber Goods.  AJFERLAND & CO.  Maple Syrup  and Honey  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  Houston Block.  Telephone 161.  P. O. Box 176.  oun a-gas-lIT COSTS-BUT ONE .CENT |^cnlo0i1IslteJ3  .gSBSSS-k.-7   STRACHAN BROTHERS, Plumbers.


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