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 TRANSVAAL MEWS SUPPRESSED  British Trooos Moving.  Lo"nti**on*,   November   11���4,30 a.  m.���  Complete silence has again  fallen  upon  affairs  in   South   Africa.     The  Bi-itish  public must perforce be content with the  brief story which the censor allows filed  in   Capetown.    Tliat   this   condition   of  tilings  is  no  longer due to  pressure of  work or defective cables has been amply  .proven.      The   Eastern Telegraph  Company admits that the delay in   transmission i.s only about  two  days.    It is  evident,  therefore,  that the  censorship  is  responsible   for   over   two  days'   delay  which   seems   to   be  the   fault   of   the  dispatches.    This morning,  however, the  Daily' Telegraph    announces    that    its  "appr.'ipj'iated"   despatch     from    Lady-  mitli, dated Monday, which the war ollice  published on Tuesday, was not  delivered  in Fleet street until   yesterday  (Friday)  morning.    It  is   believed  that  the  war  office  received  a  further   despatch  last  evening, but nothing has been published.  At a banquet  in  the  city of London  yesterday, the duke of Cambridge, speaking on the war.  said:    "We ought never  to luive jillowod ourselves to be in the position in which tho outbreak of wjir found  us.    I could  cry over  the valuable lives  which might  have  been  spared  had we  been better prepared."  It is said that general Buller expected  to commence tlie campaign before Christinas, and it now looks as though this  would be the case. Certainly no artillery  can reach Durban before November 11th,  and without additional guns jui sulvancc  from Estcourt would be impossible.  The statement from Ladysmith that  the British do not reply to the Boer's  artillery because the concrete beds for  the guns have not yet hardened, is interpreted in some quarters to niejin simply  tliat the British are husbanding ammunition, as the Boer fire is only a trick to  get the British to waste shells.  Among the few items that have arrived  from Capetown is one saying tluit the  Boei'S are planting more guns iu the hills  surrounding Ladysmith. All the correspondents in the beleaguered town are  anxious to reopen communication.  **** rOj_._"-:*<���*.:?.  v-:*,".*T*_C'p.-��'-i-?1  '^���i-^o/y/ ���*  PUBLISHED "a��  ��&_  SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1899.  '*#>%?  ���-/BRITISH COLUMBIA.  DAILY (BY" MAIL) $6 A TEAR; WEEKL*-", $_���  NEWS BY MAIL AND TELEGRAPH  Mexican dollars 47^c.  oQi1 @ (i(Hc.  Bar silver 59ic  Silver certificates  The Anglican synod of the diocese of  New Westminster luis by unanimous vote  ��� of its clerical and lay delegates decided  to divide its-own territory, establishing ji  new bishopric of Kootenay, to include the  Kootenays, the Okanogan aud the Bbun-  . dary sections of 'East Tale. For the Jid-  ministi'otiou of tliis new Episcopal see an  endowment 1'uiuLof at lejist' $40,000 will  be raised.-In , the meantime, the new  Kootenay district will be- administered  by its own' synod under the temporary  presidency of bishop Dart of New Westminster.- *  A. D. Wheeler, one of the first pros-,  pectoi'S on Kootenay lake, having landed  where'Ainsworth now is situated in'-tlie  spring of 1884, and resided there continually until recently, is now superintendent  of the Tyee mine at Florence, Idaho. It  wjis through Mr. Wheeler that A. W.  McCune of Salt Ljike -became interested  in mines in Kootenay.,  Tlie Canadian Pacific has placed an order with the .Richmond: Locomotive Machine Works for twelve compound consolidation locomotives, to be delivered in  Mjiy, 1000. The specifications for an engine to weigh in-working order 150,000  pounds, with high-pressure cylinders 21  by 26 inches, jmd low pressure cylinders  33 by 20 inches. TheJj_oiler_to_be__of_ the  Belpaire type, with a diameter at the  smallest ring of (S0f inches, and working  pressure of 200 pounds. The firebox is to  be 109|- inches loug and 42 iuches wide.  The tubes are to be 255 in number, 12  feet, 11 11-10 inches long and 2 iuches in  diameter. Tender frames of steel, water  capacity of tank 3000 gallons. The spe-  - cial equipment is not yet decided. -  The Quebec Chronicle (Conservative)  appeals to the federal government to  come to the relief of tho Knox Bay (Anti-  costi), settlers, who are being ejected  from the. island by M. Mcnier, the chocolate king. The settlers are "members, of  the Methodist church, which body is  doing everything in its power to stay tho  hand of the owner. "  Lord Aberdeen has presented the government at Ottawa with tin oil painting  of himself. It will be installed alongside  the other distinguished British statesmen  whose portraits adorn the walls of parliament.  Rev. Dr. Moore, the pastor of the Bank  street Presbyterian church of Ottawa,  married Mrs. Elizabeth-McParlane, widow  of the late B. McFarlane of Almonte, last  night.  The Stratford Beacon poiuts out that  "while sir Charles Tupper and honorable  George E. Poster sire going through the  country attempting to make political  capital out of the Transvaal contingent  question by appealing to race prejudices,  the trade of the Dominion goes on expanding under the wise administration of  sir Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues."  The government has token out life  insurance for $1000 for each member of  the contingent. The policy is with the  Standard Life Assurance Company, and  the premium is said to be in the neighborhood of $30,000. The policy is for one  yenv and covers the ocean voyage.   The  men have now a life Insurance policy  from the time they sail, jmd an accident  policy for $1000 ejich from the time they  land in South Africa.  Gouin, who was shot by Harris in  Calgary a week ago today, is dead.  Hon. .Joseph Martin of A'ancouver, ex-  attorney-geueral of Manitoba is being  spoken of jis a candidate in Saskatclu -  wan jit the next Dominion general  elections.  The grand jury iu the criminal jissi/.es  iu Toronto has recommended that the  city be divided into districts, to the end  that the suppression of crime attributable  to the liquor traffic be borne by the  license holders in each district.  The Grand Trunk Railway Company  are having surveys made for improving  the grade and double tracking the line  from Hamilton to Niagara Palls. It is  expected that the contracts for widening  the road bed, track laying, etc., will be  let during tlie winter, jmd work commenced in the early spring.  Fifty cases of smallpox are now reported in Essex county, Ontario. Dr.  Bryce, provincial health officer, attributes  the cause of the outbreak due to largely  to the presence at a dance in Rochester  township of ji man from AValkerville who  recovered from the disease only a short  time ago.  A scarcity of fowl is predicted in the  Kingston district of Ontario for the next-  two months. Agents are going through  the country buying up turkeys Jit good  prices for large amounts when cold  weather sets in.  The Ontario department of agriculture  1ms received a communication from the  imperial authorities inquiring as to the  export of vegetables for troops in South  Africa.  Hon. G. 11. Murray, premier of Nova  Scotia, addressing the W. C. -T. U. convention at Halifax, Nova Scotia, last  night, said no political party could live  in that province if they did not heed the  temperance sentiment.  Sir Thomas Lipton's steam yacht Erin,  which left New York on November 2nd,  passed Fayal, Azores, yesterday, towing  the Shamrock.  Over 4,000 citizens, among them a large  number of students carrying small* Union  Jacks, attended a ,patriotic meeting in  Masscy hall, Toronto, last evening. The  spesikers were Dr. Parkin; Hon. Charles  Fitxpjitrick, colonel Dehison, and Sanford  Evans. ���       >      '  OPPOSED TO A CANADIAN MINT  ' *���      A Spectacular Landing.  Manila, November 10.���T-he lauding of-  American troop's at San Fabian  on Tuesday wiis the most,, spectacular  affair  of  the kind  since  general Shafter|s  disembarkation at-Baiquiri.    The co-operation  of the troops and- the navy was complete.  The gunboats maintained ji terrific bombardment for an hour,  while the  troops  rushed* waist deep  in  the surf, .under a  heavy but badly aimed rifle fire from the  insurgent trenches,  and   charged   right  and left, pouring volley after, volley'at  the     fleeing    rebels.      Forty*   Filipinos  were     captured,    mostly     non-commissioned     officers.         Several     iusurgeitt  dead   jind   Jive   wounded ' were    found  in   a   building"   which    had     suffered  considerable    from   .the    bombardment.  The town was well fortified.     The  sand  dunes were riveted with bamboo, twenty  feet thick  whieh afforded a fine  cover.  -The-troops-camped-in-the���rain  during-  the night   and in the  morning general  Wheaton established his headquarters in  a church and  quartered his men  in  the  houses and sent the captured Filipinos  beyond the outposts, with orders not  to  return.    The inhabitants  described   all  the   roads   as     practically    impassable  and   say   they   believe   Aguinaldo    has  a  yacht  in   the   river .Langapo,   near (  Subig, for use iu his flight when  he finds  his capture  is inevitable.     Wednesday  wjis   devoted   to reconnoitring.     Major  Logan   went northward to Santo Tama  and burned the Filipino barracks.    Captain Buck went to San Juancinto and disposed   of   .small bands. 'Colonel'"Marsh  went toward Magdalene, on the Dagupau  road, and had several sharp  fights with  small parties.   They   killed  eight men,  brought in  twenty prisoners, and  had,  five men wounded.   The Pantoma road  seems to be the only possible means of  retreat for a large body north from.Tiir-  lac and general Wheaton commands* it.  The insurgent section jire , going to  reinforce Tarlac. ^^  Bain. Cashier is  Missing.'  - Portland, Maine, November 10.���Edward P. Deering, cashier and bookkeeper  for Woodbury & Moulton, the banking  house whieh recently assigned with labilities of more than $500,000, has been  missing since last Sunday. It is learned  that he left on the noon train on that  day for Boston. Though efforts have been  made to find him, all have been unavailing. The assignees of the failed concern  have been at work preparing a statement, but as yet no systematic examination of the books has been made to see if  the accounts are straight. It is understood that Deering left home without  notifying his wife. He took none of his  l-ersoujil belongings with him.  It Would Not Pay.  London, November 10.���Quite an interest is taken by financial circles in  Loudon in the discussion which took  place during the lust session of the Canadian parliament with reference to the  establishment of a mint for Canada.  A careful concensus of opinion���the  best opinion���that of. men who know all  about tho coinage of gold and other  metals, is decidedly against the erection  of ji Canadian mint. The principal  argument used against the project is that  for the amount of work to be done the  cost would be excessive. One of these  authorities points out to me that ji mint  in Canadii, even if in the center of the  gold-producing district, would be in  operation but for a few weeks in the  year, tind that the expense would be  enormously in excess of what it now costs  Canada for the manufacture of its coinage.  He points out that the Australians have  mints at Sydney and Melbourne���now  branches of the Royjil Mint at London���  have not work enough to occupy the  machinery for more than a few weeks in  the year. Indeed, the total gold coinage  of the two mints at Sydney and Melbourne amounted in twelve months to  $7,600,000; and of this jibout five millions  went into the San Francisco mint to be  recoined into gold bars, and, therefore, as  sovereigns never had any circulation.  It is the rule of the American mints  that all foreign coin that comes in must  be remelted either into coin of the  United States or into gold bars, which  are used for trade purposes, the same as  ordinary- gold and silver. In nine months  the Australian mints only coined about  9(5,000 sovereigns, while since 1891 the  royal mint at London has coined 40,-  000,000.  While the founding.of a mint is opposed, the establishment of assay offices is  advised. These, it is suggested, might be  at different points in the Dominion���one  at Dawson and two at other places adjoining the gold bearing districts. Such-.  offiees would not only be for the purpose  of assjvying gold, but would be provided  with platinum boilei-s* for the smelting of.  gold into bars. There would thus be  a combination that would suit admirably-  all the necessities of'Canada] If these  offices .were erected' in Dawson and  . British Columbia, the miner could take  in' his dust and would, bo ablo to realize  within a.very small fraction of its actual  worth, the deduction being the small fee  required ��ov\ keeping up the" establishment. Thus tlie price would be" fixed or  established, and everyone would have  the right to present his gold, luive it assayed, aiid, if necessary, turned into bars,  whieh would bear the official stamp of  the government;.  An jissay office, such as tliis, conducted  under the supervision of the government  would not only be of the greatest benefit,  to the* miners, but its product in bars  would be'recognized the world over, as is  in the New York assay office, whose  marks are accepted by the Royal Mint,  by the Bank of England and others, for  its accuracy cannot be questioned.  As to minting for Canada, the labor is  but" the work_of"aTfe_w weeks���oiie"~miglit~  almost paydays���in the year. The high  commissioner sent in an order the other  day for jibout seventy-five thousand dollars' worth of five cent pieces. In about  forty-eight hours the whole order was  filled. In face, the Royal Mint at London will turn out in about a. month from  the receipt of the order enough silver  and bronze coinage to last the Dominion  of Canada for nearly half ji score of  years.  The cost of this work is infinitesimal as  compared with the expense of running a  mint. A mint; fully equipped with build-  ings-and machinery, Avould cost probably  $50,000, while three assay offices would  not cost more than $5000 each, exclusive  of a building.  The government of Canada makes a  handsome profit- on the coinage of silver  ���a profit that would disappear if it  coined its own ' money. The twenty-five  cent pieces weigh 89.67 troy grains, that  is, the four quarters, or one dollar, weigh  358 standard ounces. This dollar is actually worth forty-one cents in gold; that  is, the government makes ix clear profit  of fifty-nine cents oil every dollar's worth  of silver coined and placed in circulation  in the Dominion. Of course, silver during the past decade and before that lias  fallen considerably in price, and this fall  has given the tremendous profit in the  production of coinage. The first drop  aviis in 1870. Of course away back in the  early days of the country silver was so  high iii price that the profit was not vei-y  much over the cost of manufacture.  Therefore, while there is a good deal to  be said against the foundation of a mint,  there is a great deal of force in the arguments which favor the establishment of  assay offices at different poiuts in the dominion.  SALISBURY  DISCLOSES  LITTLE  At the Lord Mayor's Banquet.  London, November 9.���At the Guildhall banquet, the marquis of Salisbury,  lord Wolseley, Mr. Ritchie, lord George  Hamilton, lord Halsbury, the lord chief  justice, the duke of Mitrlborough and a  few minor diplomats were present. Mr.  Chambei'lain was Jibsent. Lord Salisbury  and lord Wolseley were warmly welcomed as they passed from the reception  in the library into the banquetting hall.  Lord Salisbury, rising at a quarter past  nine, was greeted with intense enthusiasm, prolonged cheering and -a general  waving of handkerchiefs.  The  premier, said:     "I  have  had  to  answer for many years similar kind receptions in  this  hall,  but  never  before  under   conditions   that justified  me  in  applying so confidently to your sympathy  and support as in the present grave state  of public affairs.    Before turning to this  serious point, my duty is to inform  you  that our situation in South Africa is the  only  part  of .our  rehitions  with  other  nations to which any term of apprehension or doubt can be applied. For several  years our relations with aud cordial feeling     towards"   our    kinsmen    on    the  other     side     of     the     Atlantic     has  been     constantly     growing.        I     am  quite  certain  that  it    does   not   affect  their government, Jind I will say  that  I  have noted, as one of the  symptoms  of  the present time, the happy relations existing between the   United States and  ourselves (cheers) and the sympathy with  which we wjitch their approach towards  the same great problems  that  we  ourselves have had to solve.    That is not to  say that I do not feel the greatest sympathy   with   their late antagonist,  the  kingdom "of Spain.     We entertain  the  highest hope that out of the war a blessing   in  disguise will   grow,  and  be an  abundant growth, civilization and culture  in the ancient and most interesting  monarchy.  But perhaps you think ,I,am sanguine  in saying that, on the continent of Europe  we have" no hostility to fear. There is  undoubtedly a .certain acerbity of tone  among the writers for the foreign press,  but, I do not believe.that the trend of  this opinion affects the people of foreign  nations. . 1 do, not know entirely the reason why the German people and government attach so "much importance to  Upolu, but they do, and wc are very glad  to find the means whereby, without the  least diminishing -. the rights 'find  advantages of England," we are able  to gratify        tlieir       views     ' and  sentiments.*   The agreement is somewhat  complicated, but roughly it may be said  that the Germans  had   great interest in  this island  because  they have invested  large   amounts  in  the  cultivation,  and  because they  have constructed a great  commercial   trade   of   which   they   are  proud.    The   islands,   therefore,   are   of  great value to them.   To us, on the other  hand, islands are generally only valuable  when they furnish good harbors.    Upolo  furnishes a very bjid luirbor.    You  will**  remember  the  gre.it hurricane when  a  British man of  war escaped  and  when  the German aud American men of war  _were_dostroyed._ In_these_ circumstances,  we were glad to accept a renunciation of  the  rights  of   Germany    over   another  island, Pouga, where tliere is in  addition  jm inimitable harbor.   We took the harbor jmd Germany took  the  territory, in  which,  for - many  reasons, the Germans  are   interested.    I , believe  wo have arrived at "a very remarkable phenomenal  agreemerit which is agreeably plcjisaut  and jidvantageous  to  both powers, but  this is interesting particularly because it  indicates      that,      at      the       present  moment our relations with the German  people   are   Jill   that   we' could   desire.  *   The great subject that interests all of  us,  undoubtedly,  in   this  Wiir, adorned  with so many splendid feats of heroism  and skill, but saddened by so many losses���  I have great difficulty in dealing with the  war ; and if 1 attempted to deal with the  future, I should be undertaking a task in  prophecy from which the hardiest would  shrink.    If to speak'a. all, it may  rather  be to deprecate criticism and  statements  which 1 think unfounded than to attempt  to pass judgment on  what still  depends  upon thefuturefor its full deter mi nation.  -Respecting the feeling expressed twice or  thrice, that the want of troops is  due to  a want of action on the part of the home  government, I would point out that there  have been two or  three voices.    Two or  three  months  ago  we were told by the  most authoritative voice outside tlie government that there was need for military  preparations.    But neither of those criticisms    is   at    all     equivalent     to   the  events  which  have   been   taking  phice.  It     has   been    often     said     ecpecially  abroad, that we jire a strong nation, attacking a weak oue; but so  long  as the  principal part of our  force  is separated  by an interval of four or five weeks from  the  field of action  it would   rather be  true to say that we are ji weak njition  fighting a strong nation. Elements fo  distance are vital and essential in this  matter. It would luive been nothing to  the purpose to issue proclamations for  reserves some weeks earlier. Por what  was the cause of the war and what wjis  the cause of the ultimatum. It was  not because of any demand we made.  It so happened that at the moment the  ultinuitum was issued we had withdrawn  our demands, and tliere was no demand  before the Transvaal government. It  was because we had taken measures to  increase the amount of our forces in  South Africa, but if that had been done a  few months sooner exactly the same  result would have taken place. The moment you had shown signs of raising  your force to an equality with the force  opposed to it, that moment the ultimatum would have been issued and war  would luive begun.    (Cheers).  It is not, therefore, right  to say that  tliere was not adequate military preparation.     The evil dates farther back.     It  dates to those unfortunate arrangements  in 1881 and 1884 by which we deliberately  permitted a community obviously hostile  to enjoy the unbounded right of accumulating   munitions   of    war   against   us.  Year     after     year     au    accumulation  of      munitions       was      made      which  was    effectively   directed    against   us"  Hampered by these arrangements, it was  impossible that we should avoid the in-  " terval of trial and danger necessarily to  intervene   between   the   moment  when  "war wtis declared and the moment when  our forces could accept  contest and  appear upon the field.     That  interval  has  nearly passed.    Our troops are beginning  to arrive.    Foreign nations have  complimented      us       upon      the      calmness  with   which   we     have     received   the  intelligence bf occasional checks.    Whatever strategy there might be we are'well  aware that the beginning of our conflict  with the Boers must be  marked by a retirement  of our  troops  from positions  they are  not strong  enough  to  occupy.  It is necessary that they should wait for  sufficient reinforcements.    I do  not attempt to foi-ecjist the future.    I only say  that my faith in  the British  soldier is  unbounded, aud I am deeply  gratified to  feel   that   he   is, jn the   vigorous   and  sagacious hands  of general .Buller.  - Regarding the future, I will only  deprecate some very strange assertions that  I -see.' occasionally in   the , continental  press.    Only the other day I  saw it- asserted; not-by ji chance writer, but* by a  man who" has been it-member of a French  government, that this  war had for its  objects the gratification of lusts of gi'eedy  lords,'    who l-  desired  . to _.    partition*  among     themselves,     the     gold'     and  the   diamonds   of,   Transvaal.    Now   I  beg * to assure  this gentleman  that  her  majesty's "cabinet luive  not a farthing  from the Transvaal  or from any other  gold fields.   There is the Yukon about  ���which there is no contest.    If there had  beeu  any   chance, of   our   gaining   Jid-.  vantages, the Yukon  gold fields -should  have yielded something, but  I jippejil  to  my friend loi*d Hamilton to know if  the  cabinet ever  luis a farthing from  them,  (laughter.)    I go further,,England as  a  whole,  would   luive   had   no advantage  from the possession of gold niines except  as     her     government     conferred     the  blessings   of   good    administration   upon  those   engaged    in    tlie    industry.  "���AH'successful'inclustry"* breeds-coinine'rce,"  and all commerce has produced is of  advantage to England; and nil interest and  commerce   flourish   betto)-    under  good  government than under any other regime  in the world, but that is the limit of our  interest.    What we desire is equal rights  for men of all races, and security for our  fellow  subjects  and  our   empire.     The  hour for asking by what means  this   result       can       be       obtained      is      not  yet come, but these are  the objects and  the only objects avo seek.    We do not allow any other consideration to  cross our  path." . .  MANSFIELD SYNDICATE RUSHING  Work in Slocan District. >  About a fortnight ago Ernest Mansfield  bonded the Black Hawk and Daisy claims  up on Ten-mile creek, on the Enterprise  road, from  Graham and  Rae of Slocan  City, and the Tony and Glacier claims at  Camp   Mansfield   from   Bradshaw   and  Clough also of Slocan City.     The former  groups were bonded for $7000 and are a  silver proposition with a very fine showing.    A tunnel is driven on the  vein  for  50 feet, and there is a three-inch streak  of galena in   the  breast of  the  tunnel,  which yields very  high values  in silver  and    lead.      Mr.   Mansfield  leaves   this  morning to put a force of men to work on  these properties,  erect  buildings, get in  supplies, and continue operations  night  and day throughout the winter.   As soon  as he has made all the necessary arrangements for work to go ahead, he will  return jmd  go  up to Camp  Mansfield  by  way of Kaslo and put another  force of  men on to^develop the Glacier group, and  work will continue night and day on these  properties all through the winter. When  this has been done it  will  make  a total  working force of 25  or  30  men on his  holdings alone at the new camp, aud  in  addition to this, there are  the  Excelsior  workmen alongside, making' a  total  of  nearly  50  men  in this new district, not  counting   the   large   force working   for  Messrs. Dickenson  ��fc Felt  in  the same -  camp.    The bond  price  for the Glacier  group is  $5000, jmd  the   vendors   have  reason to  congratulate    themselves   on  having their properties taken up and developed so rapidly.    There are now the  following  claims  being  developed  with  '  large forces of men, where a few months  ago   tliere  was   nothing   but   solitude:  Joker group, Treadwell group,  Crescent  group,  Philomene   aud    Bertha  groups,,  and the Smuggler group.    Tliese  will bo  augmented in a few days by the  Glacier  group.    Mr. Mansfield's holdings  iu  this  new district, which  he was  the' first to  open  up, now amounts to over 550 acres,  and is operated  by  strong London  and  continental syndicates, for whom he acts  as agent.  Will Eival the Ymir Mine.  Erie    is   the- central    point .for ��� a  number of promising mines, among others'  the Arlington.    A steam  plant was  recently installed.   The company, although*  not yet making regular  shipments, have ..'  a large amount of ore'blocked out.    The  property has beenopened up to the 425-  foot level, and they are now drifting on/  the '400-foot level in 14 feet of  solid ore.  The company are in a position  to begin  regular.'shipments at any, tinie,-an_. it is  thought that they  will  begin to do"-* so   ;  very shortly.   There _are about 50 men  employed on the Arlington and the Can-  aVliai^ King, whose property adjoins, the  shafts of the two "being* not more  than    ���  200 feet apart.   All  the  men  employed   -  are paid the union scale of wages.      > , "^ _  Hog Cholera Causes a .Loss.      -'-'  F. T. Hurry suffered a severe loss this  week through  hog  cholera.  .About  the  beginning of the month Mr. Hurry noticed-  thtit a number  of  hogs,  which1 He  was  raising for'the local market, were affected  with some form of disejise.     He at once  notified 'Dr.   .[.  A.-Armstrong,   Doniin-  ,ion veterinary, who informed him that-  his    stock     was    suffering    from-   hogj  cholera.   The place was at once'quarau-\  tined,   and   as   fjist   as  the hogs   were  affected   with   the - disease   they   were  killed off.    The  cholera  kept spreading,  and yesterday  all  the  hogs were killed  off and their carcases and all  the buildings  burned.    All told  there   were 200  hogs-killed,- the yahmof which- wiii"footr~ f  up to close upon $3000.  Victoria's Police Investigation.  Victoria, November 10.���[Special to  The Tribune].���The police commissioners  gratified public curiosity by allow ing re-;  porters at their meeting tonight, and the  .result was more interesting than edify  ing. Chief Sheppard called attention to  the fact that) constable Clayards "went  jigainst his superior officer" in the .Julia  Lacoste prosecution, and. intimated that  the '.constable's usefulness was gone.  Clayards iu his turn reported that  chief Sheppard had for yetirs been  acquainted'- with the gross delinquencies of the senior sergeant, against  whom Clayjirds had appeared, and tliat he  had neither suspended nor reported him.  The city detectives were also heard fi*om  in a joint note, solemnly protesting  against the recent reflection upon them  by the commissioners as to their inability  to locate gambling places, and solemnly  stating that there has been "no illegal  gambling outside of the several clubs."  The chief was present in person, and as  the result of his strenuous but unconvincing efforts at explaining that everything is all right, the commissioners-!  came to tlie conclusion to institute a.  searching investigation at once.  Greatest in Nelson's Hi-tory.  The Canadian Pacific Raihvay Company has had the local freight shed installed with electric light, so that it, night  crew of truckers can be put at work to  keep up with the great increase- in local  business. The night crew started work  last evening. The company's local busi-  i*-c*k last week was the greatest in Nelson's history. The earnings of the company on local business for the past week-  are said to have beeu $4000 greater than  those of Jiny previous week.  Disclosed Galena Ore.  running  the  Mollie  Gibson  In running tne Clonic unison wagon  road around an iron-capped bluff, the indications were so favorable tluit work,  has disclosed fairly good looking galena  underlying the iron capping. A. S. Gray,  one of the" locators, believes there i.s  enough in sight on which to do some  more work.  Maneuvered With Superior Skill,  Paris,  November   10.���Tiie 'more im-*  portantof the Paris papers comment generally upon the Anglo-German agreement  regarding   Samoa   in   a  moderate   tone.  The  Gaulois,   while   doubting   that  the  arrangement  implies   an  understanding  relative to a general policy, says an agreement   under   existing   circumstances   is  proof that the relations between the two  countries is improving.    The Figaro says:  "Once  more   England   has   maneuvered  with superior  skill  in  ji moment critical  for her   prestige."    The   Echo  de  Paris  says the agreement "is a political event  the importance of which will only appear  little by little." The Eclair advises France  to prepare for a��� possible war with T_ug-  hmd. 2  THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1899.  B  mi  mi  Great Removal Sale  %  GOES   MERRILY   OIN  B  B  From morning till night our store is crowded with buyers eager for the  bargains which here invite everyone, man, woman or child. The business transacted during the last three weeks lias exceeded our most sanguine anticipations. It  would not have done so liad not the values been right. But now comes the most  interesting part of Hie ssle. Carpenters and masons still claim tlie right of way in  our new premises, wliich will make it necessary to postpone our removal one week.  During this week we will oiler, the balance of our stock of mantles���4 1 in number���  at prices that will discount anything we have heretofore attempted. These goods  are tVosh from the best manufacturers; and are  the   most   stylish   garments  of  B  B  ffk  the  kind shown this season. We still have an immense range of ladles' suits, dress  goods, collarettes, rufis, gloves, corsets, underskirts, etc. We consider it no trouble  to show goods, and will not force you to buy.    These goods sell themselves.  MARTIN O'REILLY & CO.  BANK OF  B. O.  BUILDING-, NELSON.-  >.c=). (^'^���(^���^���^'^.���&'i  mmm  m  t:ek:*m:s O-S-Sh:  mx  :gi��:p  M  r.&&^&\  SEPARATE   PANTS  OVER 100 PAIRS JUST TO HAND  ALL WEIGHTS AND PRICES TO SELECT FROM  MEN'S OUTFITTER  Sign ot the RED HAT, Baker St., Nelson  J. F. WEIR  Wholesale  Houses  CRATED AND  MINERAL "WATERS.  THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���Cornor Vernon .and Cedar  streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and .wholesale  dealers in terated waters and fruit syrups. Sole agents  for Halcyon Spring-*- mineral water.  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  WF. TEETZEL & CO.���Corner Biikcr and Jose-  ��� phine streets, Nelson, wholesale dealer**, in as-  ~.���~- supplies. Agents for Denver Firo Clay Co. of  Denver. Coloiado.  lose, and the policy of the compuny, now  tluit Mi'. Shaughnessy directs the nian-  iigenient, is said to be in'the direction of  building up iv towu iu Kootenay that  will be ti real rival to Spokane.  Good Feelin at Scott Club Ban uet..  London, November 10.--Joseph Hod**.-  ges Choate, the United States ambassador to Great Britain; who wasthe  chief guest at the annual banquet of the  Walter Scott Club this evening, met with  an enthusiastic reception. Sir Herbert  Maxwell, who presided, made a. cordial  reference to the friendship that existed  between England and America. In the  course of a speech proposing the toast  of |literature, Mr. Choate said: "Truly  your country and mine ai*e connected  by bonds of sympathy that Avere  never stronger jmd closer tluin they are  at this very hour. I can assure you that  lord Salisbury's generous and cordial  words Jit the lord mayor's banquet yes-  terday will meet with a quick and hearty  response beyond the Atlantic. It has  been said by it gi'cat thinker that peace  hath her victories not less renowned than  Avar Jind this .iron-chid friendship Avhich  provnils between the two kindred nations,  is the latest and greatest victoi-y. It  means peace, not merely between your  nation and mine, but among all the  great nations of the earth, and it tends,  by advancing civilization, to promote the  welfare of the whole human race. The  '--remainder of the much applauded address was devoted to humorous comparisons betAveen American and Scottish  character, jis illustrated in every chiy life,  tind to an eulogy of sir Walter Scott. ' ]' .  London, November 10.���The troopship  Bavarian sailed from Queenstown this  evening carrying tlie Conriaught battalion  of Royal Dublin Fusileers and a contingent of miscellaneous troops, altogether  over 2000 men, and a large quantity of  stores. Crowds witnessed and cheered;  the departure of the vessel.  London, November 10.���Orders for the1  mobilizatiou of the necessary reserves for  the supplementary division announced  yesterday by lord Wolseley Avere issued  this evening. The men will join between November 13th and 20th.  \m  m  m  mm  W  BARGAINS IN  CHILDREN'S  GUM BOOTS  %  CLOSING OUT  BARGAINS IN  MEN'S  GUM BOOTS  SALE OF  W  oots and Shoes  Rubbers and Overshoes  $  m  CIGARS.  KOOTENAY CIGAR MANUFACTURING CO.-Corner J&kcr nnd Hull streets, Nelson, manufacturer:,  of "Itoynl Seal" and "Kootenuy Hello" brands of cigars.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANS & CO.���Bilker street, Nelson, wholesale  ��� -dealers in liqnor.s, cigars, cement, Are .brick and  Arc clay,"water pipe and steel rails,, and general commission merchants.  ��� * ;   FLOUR AND FEED"  B* RACKMAN fe^KER "MILLING COMPANY LTD.���  Front street, Nelson, wholesale 'dealers in Hour, oat-  JitestI, etc., and hay and grain. Mills at Edmonton, Vic-  'loria, ftnd .Vow.Westminster.'  ;___,  ,  *  ','-_'-GROCERIES/ '    '"  A MACDONALD & CO.���Corner Vernon and Joso-  ��� pliine .treats, wholesale grocers and jobbers in  blankets, glbvus>, mitts, 'boots, rubbers, luackihaws and  minora' sundries. ,   KOOTENAY    SUPPLY    COMPANY,. LIMITED���   Vernon street. Nelson,' wliolcsalo'grocers.  It is hardly likely that Hon. J. Fred  Hume, minister of mines, mtide jiny such  statement jis is.attributed to hini by  yesterdjiy's Miner. Mr. Hume is too Avell  posted to say that tho government intended to bring in legislation that would  place Italians on an equality with Chinese  tis Avorkers in mines. Mr. Hume probably  stated that the government Avould see to  it that the men employed underground  in mines Avere able- to. read nnd under--,  stand the regulations that would bo required " to be posted' in" all , metalliferous mines. ,       " ".   '*--'' -  HUDSON'S BAY  COMPANY,  m  :  75 pairs of Men's Shoes, worth $4,  $5, and $6, sale price, $3  M?      15 pairs of Women's Shoes, worth  !$��� $g.50 and $3, sale price, $1.25  ^      40 pair Misses' Shoes, worth $1.50,  W-$l> 75, and $2, sale price, $1  W      37 pair  Women's Rubbers, worth  ^ 60 cents, sale price, 40 cents.  JOHN   CHOLDITCH*  wholesale grocers. .  &  CO.���Fiont street, "Nelsor.��  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.   ,  BURNS & CO.���Baker street," Nelbon^ wholesale  dealers In fresh and cured moats,-.* Cold storaice.  .HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H*BYKKS & CO.���f'orner Baker and Josephine streets,  ���   Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining  Bupplies.  Agent*, for Giant Powder Co.      y  \T A WRENCH' HARDWARE COMPANY-Bakcr St.,  -*-1 Nelson, wholesale dealers in hardware and mining  iJupplics, and witter mid pi umbers' supplies.   VANCOUVER HARDWARE"COMPANY, LIMITED  ���Baker street, Nelson, wholesale dealers in hard-  -wnre and mining supplies, plumbers and tinsmiths' aup-  PjieS; * '     ,   ..   LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-Corner Vernon nnd Josephine streets, Nelbon, wholewile dealers in liquors,  cigars and dry goods. AgcnU; for Pubst Brewing Co. of  Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Up. of Calgary.'  :                PAINTS   AND   OILS.  ���KTELSON HARDWARE COMPANY���U.iker Si reel���  -, +~- -Wholc-mic dealers in painU,-uilh,-niid~briiHhcs of all"  kinds.  largest stock in Kootenay. ���  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  TTAMILTON POWDER COMPANY���Baker street,  ���*-*��� Nelson, manufacturers of dynamite, sporting,  htumuing and black blasting powders, wnolcsalo dealers  in caps and fuse, and electric blahting apparatus.   PROVISIONS, PRODUCE AND FRUITS.  PARSONS PRODUCE COMPANY���Venio?i street,  **��� Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions, produce,  nnd fruits.   Agenia for Swift & Co. bacon and hams.  T Y, GRIFFIN & CO.���-Corner Vernon and Josephine  u ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions*  cured niciilM, butter and eggs.  Tp  Il.STKAVART&CO.-Wiirelioii.e-)oii(J.P.R.trAQ���,  ���*��� ��� foot of Stanley street, Ni.*l>Saii, wholesale dealers in  provisions, produce and fruit*,'. Cold siorage, Agents  Armour & Co.'s bacon, hams, Jurd siud other products.  ManitoTia proTjucV: XN7j"cxniMTssif7N~coT,  Ltd. ��� Neliton   bitinch.   Hall   si reel. ���  Wholesale  dealers in butler, eggs and cheese.  ________ __���  NELSON SAW AND PLANING MILLS, LT"MITKD-  Corner trout and Halt streets, Nelson, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers ia wish and door*,; all  kinds of factory work (mule to order.  WINES AND. CIGARS. :     .  CALIFORNIA WINK COMPANY,' LIMITED-Corner Front and Hall streets, Nelsen, wliolemilodeiilcra  in winc8(ca8oandbulk)iuid domestic and imported cigars.  If the work of grading the OroAv's Nest  Pjlss road east from Nelson is to be done,  there is no need of giving the Avork to  Eastern    Canadian    contractors,   when  there   are   IocjiI  contractors   financially  able to do it.    TJie local men all luive interests in  Kootenay and Jire hi  touch  Avith the business men   of the district.  The money expended in building the road  Avould be left in the -.country, and ICoote-  iiay would be the gainer.    When  Kootenay gains the OiuijuHan Pacific does nob  The result- of-'the elections���in 'the  United States do not,indicate tliat there  h.is been Jiny'great change, in public opinion in the hist three years. The states  that'Avent ^Republican in 1890 AA-put Republican last Tuesday, and thestatesthat  Avent Democratic did HkeAvise. This-may  be taken as a 'JstrtiAv" as to tlio result in  1900/   At the *Ej>ht Time.  Toronto Telcgr.uu.  , It is true that there Avould have been  no trouble betAA-ccn Great Britain jnid the  Transvaal if it had nob been- for the discovery of gold in tho Boer republic.   The  other side of that story is exposed by the  circumstance if it had not been for the  discovery of gold the Boers would have  had no money to set up in business as a  military poAver.    Taxation on the^irtinit_  _of "th"e"TiTiinsvaal goTdliiines is the secret  of this Avar.    The Transvaal government  has applied its   share  of   the   wealth  to   build   forts   and   buy   cannon   and  hire artillerymen, and tlie man  is blind  who cannot see that the aim of all tliese  preparations was the  establishment of  Dutch ascendency in South Africa.    The  discovery of gold placed  the Boers in a  financial position to become a great military poAver.     Bi-itain   really  never  had  the choice between pence and Avar.    War  avjis certain. ' The only question  was as  to the date of the war; and, bad as it is,  Britain-may be thankful that she has her  hands free to deal with an  enemy which  avjis Avaiting a bettor chance to begin Avar  for Dutch supremacy in .South Africa.  w  W)  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  50 pair  Children's  Shoes,   worth ^  $1, $1.25, and $1.35, sale price, 80c B  B  30 pair Ladies' Cloth Gaiters, worth B  $1 and $1.25, sale price 40c ^i  B  33 pair Ladies' Evening Slippers, fifc  worth $3, sale price, $1.50 jj|  20 pair Women's Overshoes, worth ��� ��  $2.25 and $2.50, sale price, $1.75     B  B  B  %  INCORPORATED 1670.  We carry in stock the following .well  known brands,of cigars.,      ��� ���"  Imported ' y  BOCKY CIA, all sizes :  HENRY CLAY, all sizes  H. UPMAN  -EL TR1UMFO  LA LOLAS  LA HAMADA '   ���  FLOR DE LA ISABELA     .  Domestic  FLOR DE BAHAMA  ROSEBUDS  RELIANCE BOQUET  KEY WEST  ESPANOLAS, Etc.  BARGAINS IN  LUMBERMEN'S  RUBBERS  36 BAKER.STREET  FRED IRVINE & CO.  BARGAINS IN  BOYS  OVERSHOES  B  B  ^  mi  ���^���<_s.  *5iSi  3p^=>.  m-  m  i-3  Hudson's Bay Co.  Telephone S3  Shorter Speeches.  ''  -    Toronto Nov**'.    -  -    "Tt is not Iioav long you talk, but Iioav  Avell you tjilk," is a maxim the politicians  'and prominent,men-of Toronto���and in  fact   all   Canadian   2>l"*Wic  oien���should  ���haA'e stamped on the inside of their luits.  Many public  speakers think  that  they  have tJilked  Avell enough  if  they lnwe  talked   long  enough,  aud  so   spin'   out  an    intolerable,     ambling    speech,    jis  tii'esome  as  a   rainy   day.      The   city  aldermen, find other legislative   bodies  juv of this long-Avinded  calibre, and for  this  reason  the  public  galleries of our  civic and   governmental   chambers   are  often vacant, oi" do not attract the  solid  people.      Five   or   ten   minute   debates  should   be   the    order   in    the   council  chamber,  Avhilo half hour addresses are  finite    long    enough    for   the   greatest  speakers at a banquet, and many a speech  hi pai'liahient and on the hustings would  be better if blue penciled by oiic-lmlf.  Parson's  Produce  Company  WHOLESALE  Butter,  Eggs,  Cheese,  Green  Fruits,  Cured  Meats,  Vegetables  WE HAVE  -  /  REMOVED ,OU,R  TOYS AND  MUSIC TO THE  OPERA HOUSE  BLOCK  NEXT DOOR TO  ���  1  POSTOFFICE  CAD    CAI'C    BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL  rUii    DALE      ,c PKOPBRTY*  *  30 by 120, *Baker street, between Josephine and  Ward streets..".,.., : , $8000  -50 by 120, Bakor,street, between Josephine and Hall  streets, corner : ,, :.,   '25 by 120 witb improvements, south'aide of Vernon   '  street  6000  50 by 120 wiBh improvements, south sida of Vernon  street, , ' :  6000  2} lots with cottage rentod at $15 per mouth, Victoria  street..., :  3S00  2 lots with' cottage rented at JS20 per month, Stanley ���  street ; , , 3000  S lots in block JJD, all clearod and fenced in  2500  AGENT'S* FOR  Jf & J. TAYLOR SAFES  SHIPPERS OF THE EARLY  BREAKFAST. BRAND OF EGGS  Full, stocks  carried at  Nelson  Rossland.    Mail orders solicited.  and  Canada Book k Drag Oo  NKLSON7, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Smoke...  ROYAL SEAL AND  KOOTENAY BELLE  CIGARS.   .....  ���w\_A-:r:d beos.  Real Estate and General Agents, Baker St., Nolson  Charles  D.  J.  Christie  OENEJRAL,   BROKER.  Cool  COLLECTIONS    SOLICITED  FOR SALE  UNION   MADE  Kootenay Cigar Manfg. Co.  Nolson, British Columbia.  Succcb-XH' to Cli!i.s. A. Waterman & Co.  ' REAL ESTATE  INSURANCE AND  GENERAL AGENT  BLACKSIVSITHINQ  AND EXPERT  HORSESHOEING  First door west of Rank of  Hriti.sh Columbia building.  Baiter St. Nelson  A. I{. BARROW, A.M.I.G.E.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Wagon repairing promptly attended to by a flrsfc-elass  wheelwright.  Special attention given to all kinds of repairing and  custom work from outside points.  A 11-Itdbm (new) Hoiibe, railed iifcWOper nionlli ...?3("00  An 8-Koom (uow) House, two lots, corner  27C0  FOR RENT  A ."J-Rooni House (furnished) $30.00  MONKY TO LOAN GN litf.U, ERTATK OB SHOUT TEKS1S.  Four Doors West of Dominion Express Office  Tiie Nelson Eleete Tramway Co., Ltd.  LOTS FOR SALE  ON EASY TERMS  Lanto number of choico building lots adjacent fothe  line of their (rimiway.   Kor price and terms of sale apply-  to the ollico of tlio company, Macdonald block, corner of  Josephine and Vernon streets,          T.C. DUNCAN. Secretary.  SQUIRE'S   EANCF FOR.'SALE  Containing 120 acres of land within one ana a  quarter miles of Nelson.  For further  particulars apply to  FRED  J,   SQUIRE,    Nelson,   B,   C.  LODGE  MEETINGS.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS-Nelaon   Lodgo,  No,  25,  Knights of Pythias, meets in X. O. O. F. Hall, cornor  Baker and Kootenay streets, every Tuesday ovening at  Big Sclioorjer  BeerorHalf-  and=HaJf. ...  io  Always  Always  THE BEST GLASS OF BEER IN NELSON IS  AT THE  Club Hotel  _j__Si___!l,jE!jl-"*TI|��. _.  Halcyon Water  , WK iiavk jhtoikti:i>       '   . ,  THORPE & CO. SOLE BOTTLERS  OF THIS WATER  Halcyon i\oi Spritjgs Sai|Rarium Co.  "VV. C. HUSBAND, Manager.  R. REISTERER&bO.  BREWERS AND BOTTLERS OF  Fine Lagei? Beep,  ;er ..'  Prompt and regular  ipi  eli  delivery to tho tirade,  Ih  Brewery ai Msm,  8 o'clock,    - T. MLLIE, C. Ci  Visiting Knights cordially invited to attend.  ���**"��� -    R.GvJOY, K.ofB.'&S.  Sf}op;   Hall Street, between Baker and Vernon, Nelson  Corner Victoria and Kootenay Streets.  Oi BOX AW ...     TiCrjRPHONK NO, III  MAf-IOFAOTUBKRS OS1  HNOINH8, BOttBKS. SHAPTTNO, IRON AND  BRASS OASTINO-S OF EVBRY ��ESORIPTION  Repairs promptly attended to..    P. O* Box 173.  ARCHITECTS.  TJIWART & CARRtE���Architects.  Rooms7 and 8 Ah  *'-J  ei-^leea "block, Bakor stroet, Nolsjon.;     ������  NELSON LODOE, NO. 23, A. F. & A. M.   "Meets  1 second Wednesday in each month.  Sojourning  brethren invited. *  1XJELSON L. O. L., No. 1C92. incots in I. O. O. F. HalT,  ���*���'   cornor Bakor and Kootenay streets, 1st and 3rd  i riday of each month.   Visiting brothern cordially invited.  JOHN TOYE, W, M.      F. J. BRADLEY, RecScc.  ���fVTELSON   _BRIE,  Numbor 22,  Fraternal Order of  ���*���*��    Eagrles,mceteevery second and fourth Wedn&sday in  each month in Fraternity Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome.  J. IRVING, President.       J. R. WRAY, Secretary.  ���KTELSON MINERS' UNION NO. 96. W. F. of M.-  ���"    Meets in K. P. rooms, Fraternity Hall, the first and  third Saturday evenings in  each month at 8 o'clock.  Visiting members welcome.  JAMES WILKS. Sec'y.      CHAS. A. McKAY, Pi��cs.  SHORTHAND ANB TYPEWRITING-.  SHORTHAND/Typewriting, and bookeeping taught  ��� Terms reasoiialilo.   A��ply to Miss H. Brandt Han  sen, AiJ-pJewJuHte block, WohU Bitker stive't, Nelwon.  NOTICE   OF  ASSIGNMENT.  Notice is hereby given that Harry Howard Dunbnr of  Duncan City, in the county of Kootenay, British Colum-  Jiia, hotelkeeper, has by deed dated the 31st day of  October, 18H9, assigned all his personal estate, credits and  effects which may be seized and held under- execniion  and all his real estate to William Simpson of Dniieaii  City, aforesaid,*mcrchant, in trust for the benefit of the  creditors of the said Harry Howard Dunbar. The said  deed was executed by the said Harry Howard Dunbar  on the 31st day of October, J8'A and by the said William  Simpson on the 0th day of November, 18U9. All persons  having claims against the wild Hairy Howard Dunbar  are requested to forward particulars of the stme, duly  verified, and stating what security, if any, is held for the  *aiine, lo the said William Simpson on or before the HJh  day of December, ISfli), after which date the said William  .Simpson will proceed Jo distribute the assets ofthe estate  amongst those entitled thereto, having regard only to the  ��� -claims-of which he shall then havo had notice. All pei-  ���joiis indebted to the said Harry Howard Dunbar are required to pay such indebtedness forthwith to the said  William .Simpson.  A meeting of the creditors of the said Hairy Howard  , Dunbar will bo held at the o/liccs of >IcAnn & Miuskay,  rTjarnstcrS, Front street, Kaslo, B.C., ori Wednesday the  I _2hd day of November, 189!>, at 3 o'clock p.m.  .    ...,.,* ��� , ' ._       WILLIAM SIMPSON, Trustee.  McANN & MACK AY. Solicitors for the Trustee.  ^Datod theJitJiilay of November, 1899. THE TRIBUNE: NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1859.  o  o  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,    -  MEAL  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD STItATHCONA ANI)  MT   ROYAL, President  Hon. OEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  E   S. OLOUSTON General Manager  _sr__3_so_sr *_3_s__._src_3:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       BKAN0HK8 IS       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GHANT COMMKKCIAL AND TRAVKIpLKHS' CREDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DRAFTS ISSUED    COIXKCTIONS HADE; KTO.  THE BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  NELSON  Is qow prepared to issue Drafts and Letters  of Credit on Skaguay, U.'S., Atlin,, B. C, and  Dawson City, Yul^on. District.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  CURRENT RATE OF INTEREST PAID  THE   DOOM   OF  FALSE   SING LOW.  (Continued From Third Page.)  of the liouse, and Fay Lee and  the servants must bear themselves accordingly.  Your Chinese  Avife  is  no  creature  of  high tragedy, and Jftiy Lee  acted   under  all circumstances as a well-behaved Chinese lady should, placing perfumed water  and powders and silken apparel  for  the  new wife;.   No 'attentions wei'e neglected,  though Sing Low watched vigilantly for  them.    And only when her services were  no   longer   needed   did   the  supplanted  woman go forth, full of  murderous fury  . and hate, from the house of her husband.  She  luid it cousin who wjvs a high official  in the secret society;' to him  she  went.  Not tliat there is any recourse for a Chinese wife if her  husband  wishes  to take  unto himself ti number two spouse, for it  is. according to the laAV.    But all  things,  naturally, should be done in  order, and  the law of dignity and . self-respect had  been transgressed by Sing Low, who had  not even .idvised Fay Lee of his intention.  It was an insult to her aud all her family,  Avhich the cousin Avas hot slow to realize.  But insults are not a prison offense, jmd  must be avenged privately, wherefore, the  cousin  and  Fay  Lee  said nothing, but  bided their time, having in mind  a  wny  iu   AA'hich   they    could   be    more   than  avenged.  For quite a long time, as much as a  month, Sing Low aviis exceedingly happy  Avith his pretty young Avife. But Felipa  Avas a young Avoman of much sprighfcli-  ness. and she had not'marricd the portly  old Chinaman for the sole purpose of kowtowing to him, and embroidering his  clothes, Jind waiting on him' hand and  foot���not a bit of it. And so she emphatically stated. On the contrary, .she  wished many friends, and pretty costumes, aud boxes at tlie bull-fights and"  the one .mall theatre that Mad re de Dios  possessed. jShe had no intention of being Jiny man's slave!  And .so begtin the tormenting of poor  old Siiig Low. lie soon learned that  in the bewitching Felipa he had  ciiught a verifiable TJirtar, and that, unless humored, she could and would make  liis life a torment to him. Wherefore,  like tt wise man, he promptly gaA'e in to  her, tind humored her in Jill things���that  is, in Jill things but one. Despite her  every endeavor she could not make him  tell her what went on at the meetings of  his secret society. On that one subject  alone Sing Low remained mute, and no  cajolery or blandishments could move  him.  As time Avent on, and the influence of  his Mexican Avife told on him, Sing Low  began to sink lower and. lo_wer,_boLh_mov-  ally and physically. He drank steadily  now,-aud more Jind more of the " bltick  smoke" became necessary���of ten he  would spend entire nights in his opium-  house���and even the tipple of his eye, his  restaurant, Avith its American pies, began  to be neglected. So that many Avhisper-  ings and reports got about, and more  than one high official of the secret society  murmured distrust. Mejunvhile, a worn  aud aged woman (hardly to be recognized  as the portly Fay Lee of yore) watched  and Avaited, eager for revenge. Aud in  the secret society of tho "Sons of the Silver Land" one of the high officials weut  about stealthily spreading reports that  a traitor avjis among them; that important secrets had more than once been  given aAvay, and that, if not located and  dealt Avith, the traitor would soon accomplish tho ruin of the society.  All this came to a head oue night, when  the most important meeting of the year  avjis held. For more than an hour tho  rooms of tlie .secret society had been filled  with an ominously quiet crowd of Chinamen, who were aAvaiting in perfect stillness the return of one of the officials avIio  had gone to fetch their erstwhile head,  Sing Low. For the first time in twenty-  one years he had failed to appear at the  meeting of the society, and, more  than that, all the private records tind  document? of the "Sons of the Silver  Land " had beeu stolen. No wonder there  was .perfect stillness in the secret rooms,  aiid that over iu the corner one Chinaman waited, holding a huge razor-edged  swor'd.' These things are dealt Avith  quietly among Chinese guild-.. :  They brought  him   in presently, the  cousin and auother society member carrying liim, for the honorable head avjis too  -much overcome AA'ith the mixture of opium  'and bad cognac to walk of his own accord.  He avjis dropped limply  into the corner  where the Chinaman and his sword Avaited,  and  to  a  malignantly quiet set  of  members the cousin  shoAved the precious  papers   and   records  that  he   had just  taken from Sing Loav's silken  Arest.    The  man had been found dead drunk, in a Ioav  cantina in the Mexican part of the town,  Avhile the society papers  and  records-  had access to only by tAA'o men, the cousin  and  Sing  Low   himself���Avere  dropping  unheeded to the cantina floor, to  be seen  there  of all   who   might care to  read.  And, but for the cousin, avIio had found  them in time,   the   papers  would have  been disti'ibuted far and  Avide befoi'e the  setting   of    tomorroAv's   sun,    and   the  society, " Sons of the Silvery Land," Avith  all its important secrets, Avould have been  ruined,  and   many of its  members  implicated in all sorts  of crimes and given  up to prison cells, or perhaps the gallows.  The  sin  of Sing   Loav   had been a tremendous   one,  for AA'hich no atonement  could be made, and  there Avas but  one  thing to do, as far as his punishment Avas  concerned.  Tlie meeting hasted  a long time, and  finally Sing Loav avus  released  from the  hands of his torturers, far more dead than  alive.    His drunken stupor had lasted but  a short time under their hands, and, in a  frenzy of terror, he awaited what   he  kueAV was still to come.    The room avjis  very still now, and you could have heard  a pin  drop  tis  the a. retched man  Avas  placed on his knees just iu  front of the  masked   Chinaman,   who   held  in  both  luiuds the great ��� sharp..-sword.���   Another  man, the cousin of Sing Loav, knelt very  quietly in  front of him  and  drew his  bared head and neck doAvn and forward  so as to meet the uplifted sword.    Then  there   Avas   deathly   quiet  as  the huge  blade ascended.    It made a circle and ji  Avhistling   SAveep   in   the   Jiir before   it  descended slo\A'ly, and touched the neck  of the condemned.    There it stopped. No  blood   came,  jind  there  aviis no  cry or  moan from Sing Low, for the reason that  the blade had just touched his  flesh, and  uo more.   Then the cousin stood up, facing the judge, and  the  executioner did  likewise,-holding the sword erect, jis he  announced solemnly:  " Honorable judge, this man is dead ! "  Five minutes later the Chinamen Avere  all hurrying from the hall. Sing Loav  had been dragged, still oirliis knees, from  the room, and flung into the narrow,  weed-choked street outside. He had endeavored to beg mercy, but his lips Avere  stiff and dumb. Then he had clung to  the judge's knees, jabbering hysterically,  only to be east aside like a,truly dead  thing, for a Chinaman lost to caste and  his secret society is worse than dead. He  had moaned and begged at the feet of his  cousin, but he, too, had passed relentlessly on, paying no attention to a dead  man's speech. And so, at last, they had  till gone���among the crowd Sing Loav's  oavu clerks and employees���and the dead  crouched, alone and deserted of all, in the  darkness of night.  In the early dawn Sing Loav stumbled  drunkenly homeward���not to the house  in AA'hich he lived with his Mexican wife,  but to Chimitqwn, for at _the last.  AVliether ~in joy, soitoav, death or dis-  gi'ace, the heart of eA'en an Oriental turns  to his own people; such as they may be.  And Sing Low had no thought for Felipa,  much as he had loved her, or even for his  restaurant, Avith its American sign, that  had brought him so much money. The  Americans or the Mexicans would take  him in surely, for had he not money?  His oavu people had cast him out, yet to  them he turned.  Posted up in front of the opium den  oAVued by him was a large bill, setting  forth liis execution. He read it. Tavo  other men, waiters in his restaurant,  AA'ere reading it at the same time. His  stained and torn silken garment brushed  against one of them, and the men moved  back as if some dead beast Ave re there.  To tliere tAvo men Sing Loav spoke, but  they seemed to see only empty air Avhere  he stood. He went into the opium den  begging for the "black smoke," but no  one heard him or siiav him. All the men  seated ,and lying about the room were  discussing the execution of the once  respected Sing Low. Unable to endure  it, the poor brute slunk out, and wandered distractedly about the streets. He  was. unnoticed, and even when in the  early morning he begged for bread not;a  crust was given him, not a drop of a. ater.  He was dead to his people, and his dead  voice was unheeded.  For two days the torture of Sing Low  endured. At midnight of the second day  he crept into his oavii restaurant and  stole a pistol that was lying invitingly on  his desk. The clerk saAV it, but said  nothing, and did not attempt to prevent  the theft. And, with the pistol, Sing  Loav made his way'back to Chinatown,  Avhere he read over again one of his oavii  death notices, and, standing under it,  placed the pistol to liis temple and bleAV  out Avhat remained of his poor addled  brains.  Unpopularity of Generals.  Old soldiers Avill not take the grumbling of the subalterns and men in the  ranks as demonstrations of the chief's  unfitness. They will remember that  the Army of the Potomac idolized Mc-  Clellan, the failure, and almost unanimously cursed Grant, the success. Of  successful nien tliere were two conspicuous leaders, one on either side of  the Civil war, whose names Ave recall,  who had the thorough confidence and  the affection of their men and officers.  These were Lee and Sherman. Lee's  'men called him "Mars Bob." Sherman's soldiers were  never too tired to  raise . a ^cheerful yell when "Uncle  Billy" rode the lines. The army of Lee  had a confidence in him that amounted  to superstition. Sherman's army profoundly believed that Avhere their general failed to do all' he tried to do, no  human effort could haA'e succeeded. In  a lesser degree Thomas commanded the  reverence 'and confidence of his men, but  only in a less degree, because of his never  having had, for any great length of time,  an independent command. The confidence in "Old Pap" rested on his grasp of  grand tactics and his cool obstinacy as a  fighter, and not on his display of strategy  and the "statesmanship of Avar." Set  these three very successful leaders aside,  and Ave have the Avhole list of that class  av ho Avere vei-y much liked by the men  and officers Avho served under them.  The Tremont Hotel  WIALpJIE & TREGILLUS  PROPRIETORS  0  W  ��� ('"'"J'*_**_������  \l_j  YOU EVER  SLEPT ON THE  WE HAVE THESE  MATTRESSES  IN STOCK  m  W  to  Headquarters for liners and Ppospeetors  to  ^  0STERM00R ELASTIC  FELT MATTRESSES  IF NOT YOU HAVE  MISSED HALF THE  PLEASURE OF LIFE  B  B  B  B  B  D. McAJtTHUR, & CO.  BAKBR ST.. NELSON  THE BEST BRANDS OF  Liquors and Cigars  FULL LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  losal and coast. .  Flooring  local and coast.  ��� ��� ���      . >���;-*.  Newel Posts  [Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  , of ill kinds,  what you want Is not In stock vro'will make It for you  CALL AND GET PRICES.  ALWAYS ON HAND  mi  mi  i'(=3'e=>'i=}'e=>'(=>-  ���*���<=*-*"_-* .3*>*.  M  One  of the best and most popular hotels in Nelson.  'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Heated with Hot Air and  Lighted by Electricity  THE NELSON SAW & PLANM MILLS, Ltd.  Large comfortable bedrooms and  flrst-class dining  room.  Sample rooms for commercial men.  Mrs. E. G.   CLARKE, Prop.  ��� Late of the Royal Hotel. Calgary,  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE STREETS. NELSON  Contractors and Builders  v* -'-.i'i'i8'' '''���!  Hotel  Hume  We have a stock of one and a half million  feet of logs at our mill and are prepared to cut  all kinds of dimension timber and ship to all points  on Kootenay Lake by scows or steamers, also by  rail to all points on the Canadian Pacific or Nelson  and Fort Sheppard railways. In stock rough and  dressed lumber, shingles, mouldings, sash, doors,  newels, turned verandah posts. Glass of all sizes.  Factory work of all kinds, done to order.  H. 0. HUME, Manager.  The finest hotel in the interior.  Large sample rooms.  Steam heat and electric light.  WILL DO WELL TO  BOY THEIR LUMBER  AT  G. 0. BUCHANAN'S  CORNER OF WARD AND VERNON STS.. NELSON  Madden House  BAKER AND WARD STREETS, NELSON  A large stock of flrst-class dry material on hand, also  a full lino of sash, doors, mouldings, turned work, etc.  FACTORY WORK A SPECIALTY  Yard:  Foot of Hendryx Btroet, Nelson  Telephone, 91  John Rae, Agent  Seasoned Lumber!  Rids arc invited fortuo million jfcet of well aisorlcd  seasoned lumber, cither for the whole or in cm* lots, in  Mill yard or deli voted to tlie railroad. Kor particulars  apply to  ��� L1BBY LUMBER & DEVELOPMENT CO.  Libby, Montana,  ii  99  Fur trimmings iust opened, Grebe skini, sable tails  and hcad�� fer millinery purposes. Lovely line's just arrived. Tea cloths and tray cloths with drawn work and  stumping work on. Photo fr.inics .md mounts. Serving  caids and little thimbles for children. Lessons in embroidery and lace work 50 cent*.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  NELSON, B. C.  GOAL!  The only hotel in Nelson that has remainod under one  management since 1390.  The bed-rooms aro well furnished and   lighted by  eloctrioity,.  The dining-room Is not second to anv in ICootenay.  The bar is always stocked by the host domestic and  imported liquors and cigars.    THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  Large .md well lighted Heated by hot ti.Ii-  RCiisonitble mtos S.irnple rooms,   ElectricLbulls ami light jn cvoi'jiroom   Renovated and iofurnNhcd. throughout  HOTEL VICTORIA  J. V. PKRKS, Pioprielor  Krec bus meets pill train'. Rf___l_____    R   fl  Ilouily sheet eti* to sUtioti neweiSlO^B, Oi *..  Night G) ill Room in connect ion, for the donveniencc of  guests iirrh-iiig and dep.nting by night tiains.  bT~cT hotel  EftlB, B. C.  Kirht-class in every respect.   Choicst wine.s, liquor**  and cigars.   Every comfort for trans.ent nnd ie**ulcut  _UChtH,  HEADQUARTERS FOR UNION MEN.  ffllMSAW & PLAMG IILLS, m.  OFFICE AND MILLS CORNER. HALL AND FRONT STS., NELSON.      . .  P. Burns c�� Co.  ITkad Office at  NELSON, B.  C,  Wholesale and Retail   .  .   .   Dealers in Meats  great REDUCTION  HABD GOAL  Special rates for carload lots for outside points.  TELEPHONE  33  C. W. West & Co.  I  I  Coffeeroastersftnddealers in Tea and: Coffee.  Offer fresh roasted coffee of best quality as follows:  Java and Arabian Macha, per pound,... $  40  Java and Mocha Blend, 3 pounds.  l ou  Fine Sant6B,4 pounds  1 00  Santos Bland. & pounds  1 09  Our Special Blend, 8 pounds  I oo  Our  o Roast, 0 pounds.  1 00  A trial order solicited.  f Doors East of Oddfellow*  BlooK,  West  Baker Sties':  Good dry wood, all lengths. Leave  orders at Jacobson's feed store on  Vernon street (next door to Tribune  Office).   Telephone 97.   JOHN CROFT.  "one dollar a load  The undersigned has a largo quantity of Jlr, cedar, and  tamarac slabs, in 16-inch and 4-foot lengths, suitable for  stove wood, which will be sold for .la load at the mill  **   ' NELSON SAW & PLANING MILLS. Liaiited.  Nelson, AuKUsfe 19th. 1809.  NOTICE TO MINERS.  Wanted tenders for mns^cutting 100 feet (more or lea>)  on the Whitewater claim, nitu��ted on the head of Rover  Creek, NTeleon district. ProvinioiiH and tools mipplicri at  tho mine and deducted from contract nrice. Apply for  particulars to        J. WILLIAMSON WILLIAMS.  care T. G.. Proctor, linker Street.  Markets at Nelson, RossF.md, Trail,  Kiislo, Yinir, Sandon, .Silverton, New Denver, Rovel-  .stoke, Ferguson, Giand Forks, Gieenwood, Cascade City, Midway, and Vjincouver.    Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded.   West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE ANI) llL'TAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker Street, jVelson   E. C. TRAVES, Manager  JOSEPH   CAMPBELL,   Proprietor.  Vienna Restaurant  Baker street, between Josephine and  Hall streots, Nolson.  MKALS AT ALL HOURS, DAY OR NIGHT  BAKERY IN CONNECTION  FAMILY ANI) PASTHY COOKING A SPECIALTY  ONLY WHITE HELP EMPLOYED  ���EL.     _=C"Cr**R**R*Srg     -?*EtO*E'*-*tI*___r.O'**3  NOTICE.  On and after the 1st of October I89.*, the Grmid Conlr.il  Hotel will be run Mnelly on the Kurope.in plan.  We have titled up a new dining room with a se.iting  c��ipuclt}_ for one hundred people which will he run in  connection with the hotel. All meal*) twenty-five cenU,  pujnblu in the dining room. Will be pleased to furnish  meal tickets on .-ipplic.itioii.  Koonih by the day, week or month.  Thanking yon for your koiicious paltonagc in tho pa*-!,  and trusting to be favored wilh a continuance of tuiiiie in  OHDKItS m MAIL RECEIVE CAREFUL AND PItOMPT ATTENTION.  W. P. DICKSON  *_. H. H. APPMWHAITE)  J. McPHHH  ootenay Eleetrie  ELECTRIC SUPPLIES  and Constpuetion Go.  Complete Bllectrlc Equipments for Electric Power Transmission and lAehtlag for Mines, Towns  BleoU'lc Fixtures, Lamps, Bella, Telephones, Annunciators, Bite.  P. O. Box 606. Josephine Street, Nelson, B. O.  the future.  I icinasti, respectful!} jours,  K. SIMPSON.  Order of the Day  * And I want to be in it. I have just received  Fall samples of SuftingH and Overcoatings representing a ��iO,W: stock to  choose from made to your order at prices  never before heard of in Nelson'. All the latest  fads in Fancy Vestings for Fall and winter.  Ladies' tailoring In all its branches a specialty.  Lowest prices.   Rooms land11, Hillyer block.  Stevens, T^e Tailor  easy terms.   This property is very desirable  West Baker Street, Nelson  THE  FINEST RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN  NELSON  All the unsold lols in tne  Fairview Addition to Nelson are now on the market at reasonable prices and on  for residences.   Apply to  T. M. WARD, Local Agent.  GROVE HOTEL BEER GARDEN  NEAR NELSON & FORT SHEPPARD RAILWAY DEPOT.  THE BEST BEER  BREWED AT HOME  OR  ON DRAUGHT OR IN BOTTLES.  ABROAD  Fred-J, Squire, Merchant Tailor  FULL LINES OF FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS  WK8T HAKKII .STKKKT' NKLSON  ���.oi-rosiTE fcsi-VEn kino hotel THE TRIBUNE:  NELSON B. G.  SATURDAY NOVEMBER H, 1899.  The only* house in Kootenay carrying Ml lines of  SCALES  FURNACES  BRUNTONS  TRANSITS  SCORIFIERS  CRUCIBLES  MUFFLES  FLUXES  OF  ALL KINDS  Bakep Street, Nelson, B. C.  SEE GILKER POR UNDERWEAR  HE HAS SEVERAL LINES THAT ARE  WORLD BEATERS  J. A  THE OLD P.O. STORE  ESTABLISHED IN 1890  CO  -0  W  O  O  tD  Ol  fa  O  ���*.  co  OS  <  %  w  -!_   SCALE;  w  o  t-<  CO  >  t-1  W  w  EVERY DAY OF EVERY MONTH  EVERY MONTH OF EVERY YEAY  EVERY YEAR FOR 10 YEARS  JACOB DOVER  OI'* NELHOX, II. 0,  HAS PRODUCED  Saleable and Reliable Goods  STERLING NOVELTIES  MAwioi'itr. ash 'loti.nr &K'is  BON  IIO.S'S  iii:i<ky mm  c*iti:\*ii anu pL"G\i< a.vij 'ii:a  AND COITIIB M'OO.N'S  i'��wi)i;it nuxbs  AIOMI'/.I.KS    iiioriTit'i  iM.it.iUi. noxi;*-,, IpK*.  JEWELRY  I.A|)II.S>' OOM)   IVATI'II 1>, M'.l'  WITH   DI.iVO.N'DS  i)ra('j:i.i-;i'i,, I'I.MpV and si.t  !.oju.Ni:!'n: chains  KINO*-.,    IN    AM.   'I Hi:   I.A'ICS'I  HKITINCM  C*U1 I*  MNKS,  I.OCICIVI'j   NI'CICI.I.IS  iiitoiiciioi, i:'ic.  FANCY GOODS  ON'VX TAHI.K'S  I'.Utl.K AN'U 1'IANO I.AMI-*  lAlilll.vliikl'n  I'HOIO  l"i<A.1ir.3  i-1'.n.s- I'ois  VAsii:s ij-.n i;i{ ij vcikS  iimnoHs   St'A'lUHS  clocks r.rc.  Gall and Examjne Our Stock Before Buying Elsewhere.    Fiqe Watch Repairing-  a Specialty.   Ail Work Guaranteed at  Jacob   Dover's  The Jeweler  lNelson, J3. O.  JUST RECEIVED  A LARGE CONSIGNMENT OF GRANBY  RUBBERS. THE BEST  ON   THE   MARKET.  BAKER STEEET.  _. EkSON, E. C.  Wfe��  fants Coal?  Best Roslyq Coal $9JO per Ton  leave pr%.WpvCash;-^  LOCAL NEWS IN BRIEF.  Tlie boys who will be hockey players  when they get older ruet last 'night aud  organized the Junior Hockey Club of  Nelson. The officers elected were: James  Lawrence, honorary president; J. Thompson, president; A. Perrier, manager; W.  Hippersbn, captain ; and G. R. McFarland,  secretary-treasurer. The club starts with  it membership of 15, and hjis selected  black and 3'ellow for its coloi's. The  membership fee has been fixed at $1.  It was reported yesterday that the  tramway company had offered the city a  right-of-way for a road to the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard depot free gi'jitis. This is  the same right-of-way that a week ago  ������.vas worth .$800.  building will be moved back and a brick  front erected. This will make a solid  brick frontage of 180 feet west from the  corner of Hall street.  Two more complaints of non-delivery  of papers promptly to news agents were  received by The Tribune last night. One  came from Phoenix, where it is claimed  papers jire delivered through the post  office five days Jifter the date of the  mailing in Nelson. The othei' comes  from Sandon.  The Hall Mines smelter is to be blown  in tojiight. There is au abuudjince of  ore in sight for -a long run, but- thei'e is  sjiid to be a shortage in coal and coke.  It has been decided that if the music  hall bylaw is submitted to the people tluit  an alderman will also be elected for the  East ward, to fill the vacancy that was  caused by the removal of H. B. Thomson  to Cariboo. The only name'mentioned in  connection with the honor is R. E. Lemon  O. Fitzpatrick, who was arrested while  coming out of S. Neelands' warehouse on  Tuesday evening was brought befoi'e the  mayor yesterday upon a charge of vti-  grancy. '.'As-there, was about $75 worth  of merchandise stolen from the warehouse, the'charge bf vagrancy against  Fitzpa trick was sent OArer until Monday,  to give the police a chance to work upon  the stealing case. '-'  The Tribune has made arrangements  to print* a cartoon, that will be local and  strictly up-to-date, in its Saturday issues.  The first, of'a series on the-labor question  appears today. -  John Kii-kup of Rossland is in Nelson  looking up people who jire so well-to-do  that they have incomes of ,$2000 or more  a year.    A fine display of Canadian-made chocolates, bonbons, aud high-grade candies  can be seen at Kirkpatrick & Wilson's.  Jacob Dover is making extensive alterations in his jewelry establishment. He  has moved his workshop to the second  floor, and the room in the l'eiir of his main  showroom is being fitted up for the display of the large stock of art goods wliich  he luis just received from the east.  Hon. J. Fred Hume left Nelson hist  night for Fernie, where he expected to  remain a day.        Mr. tind Mrs. J. A. Gilker are back from  from a trip to the Boundary countiy.  Mr. Gilker says that Grand Forks is one  of the prettiest townsites lie ever saw.  All the towns visited appeared to be  growing rapidly aud had every sign of  being prosperous.  The tramway company cannot square  itseli with the people now by offering a  right-of-way for a road to the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard depot free. Tlie only  way that they cjm gain the good-will of  the people is by making tlieir track so  that it can be crossed anywhere with ease  and safety by teams. .   To further improve the electric light  service west of Josephine street, mayor  Neehinds has instructed the city electrician to take another 200 lights off the  direct current dynamos and put them on  the alternating machine. This will give  the new machine about half the load  which it is expected to carry.  "Dave" MeBeath expects to have the  new road to the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  depot completed this evening. It is reported that the tramway company relented yesterday, when too late, and removed the barricade from their right-of-  way during the afternoon.  "Dave" MeBeath says that with two  weeks fine Aveather he will have the pipe  line from Cottonwood creek completed.  S. .T. Mighton is in Nelson in the interests of The George E. Tuckett <fc Son  Company of Hamilton, who are the  largest manufacturers of union made  cigars in Canada. "Sam's" territory  reaches from Manitoba to the Pacific  Coast.   A special' meeting of the ladies' hospital Jiid will be held on Monday afternoon  at 3:30 o'clock. To assist them in their  undertaking to furnish the addition to  the hospital, the ladies have secured the  services of the Smily Concert Company.  The members of this company'will appear  in the opera house ou the evening of  November 27th.  HOTEL ARRIVALS.  As soon as  the Malone-Tregillus brick  block  is completed the Tremont   hotel  BUSINESS   MEN-TOW.  TJie  Nelson  Cafe has  been   reopened  under the management of C. H. Slibbs of Kor ..mil, who  is well know n to NelHOtiitc. It will be i tin uh u fir.st-cl.iws  Ubiiihlihliincnl.  Wanted���Position as stenographer and  typewriter.   Address Surn.Ii A. Cusiek, KatJo. II. C.  The latest thing out.     Patent lunii-  noiiK tjold Kliihshigns, imme plates und *.tvee(, number*,  ili'iiriiililc dink, st nights. Unexcelled for beauty; never  lariiiMi; lust alifc-timc; price within reach, l*'or Nile  by H. il. Avery, Carbonate utiecl, Nelson,  Furnished rooms to let.   Apply to Mrs.  L. M. JamcBon, Carney Block, linker blrcut west.  For Rent���A store on Vernon street,  ojinosMto The Tribune ollice. .10 a inonth. Apply to E.  Kilby.  SEE  FOR CHOICE JEWELRY  AND  WATCHES  At the Phair���A. Muir, Rossland; F.  Starkey, Rossland; H. II. Davison, Toronto ; P. McVeigh, Lardo ; Arthur A.  Rice, Newfoundland ; F. J. Holnian,  Spokane, Bernard MacDouald,  Montreal.  At the Hume���Mrs. Thoinas Harris,  Kaslo ; J. J. Doran, Montreal ; John W.  Irwin, Winnipeg; R, T. Lowery, New  Denver ; J. Duucan, Ejistjvootenay : C.  P. Caldwell,-Kaslo;- B. W. Turner, Toronto ; -Fred Thayer, Toronto ; Gordon  Wadsworth, Montreal.  At the Madden.���J. M. Fox, Vancouver; S. Coles, Victoria; J. Kline, Vic-  toriji.  At the Queen's.���F. A. Heap, Ainswortli ; A. D. Smith, Robson ; Miss E.  Feltham, Miss Reid and N. AV. Parker,  Spokane ; G. McDowall, Brooklyn ; Miss  C. F. Gardner, Ainswortli.  At the Grand Central���B. J. Powell,  Athabasca mine; Miss Cora Stanton,  Slocan City;   A.  Lapp,  Rossland.  WE ARE SCORING  ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS  in the sale of the stock of goods  which we purchased from the  stores of Messrs.- Foley Brothers  & Larsen at their construction  camp at Creston. The reductions  which we advertise are genuine.  We can afford to make them because we purchased the greater  part of the stock at  TWENTY-FIVE CENTS  ON THE DOLLAR  The same is true in a measure  with the bankrupt stock of Crawford & McMillan, which we have  been working off for some time.  This week .we will add a new  feature, offering  SPECIAL BARGAINS  INSOY'S-SUITS   These values cannot be touched by  any clothing house in Kootenay.  We have cut the price fairly in two  and are offering boy's suits at  $2.50, which were invoiced at $5.  MEN'S HEAVY WEAR  we have still good bargains to offer.  We have a few more pairs of men's  * heavy shoes at S1.50, regular price  S3; Silver State overalls at 60  cents, regular price $1 ; men's  tweed suits at $7/ regular price  $12.50; men's heavy all-wool tweed  ants at $2, regular price $3.50.  n order to clear out our store of  I  LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S  CAPES AND JACKETS  we have marked these goods down  to cost. We have capes and jackets from $3.50 up to $10.  PATENAUDE   BROS.  BAKES STREET, NELSON  MOUBY TG LOAN.  A Limited amount of private funds lo loan till owl of  March next.   Apply to P. O. box ��*!), Nelson, Htatinjf  'wW!lrit.y.----*"V.:-...,Y  -.:., -p':-.;;  ������.,-!������; :-.,-. ���.-.-"������.������;. ���:���. ��� ->;-..:.-��� :  ELLIOT BLOCK, BAKER STREET, NELSON.  PALAGE   FRUIT  STORE  WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE OF  Coal Heaters  EVER DISPLAYED IN KOOTENAY DISTRICT  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, LETH-  BRIDGE, 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.  NELSON  ers & Go.  KASLO  SANDON  ARE Y02 BURNING UP MONEY  Because Your Stove or Range Cannot be  Regulated to Save Fuel?  IT WILL PAY YOU  ' TO EXAMINE  OUR NEW STOCK OF  STOVES AND RANGES  The .saving in fuel effected will soon equal  the cost of the hinge. It can be so quickly  jmd easily regulated that there need be no  Avaste Of licjit or fuel. New patented ini-  pi'ovenients offer you more convenience and  comfort than you'll find in jiny other I'linge.  TWO  CAR  LOADS TO SELECT  FROM  LAWRENCE HARDWARE GO.  To The Public  Consumers of staple articles such as the following cannot  buy to a better advantage than by purchasing from Kirkpatrick & Wilson. At any rate obtain quotations from them'  before placing orders for " __   Potatoes, fAshcroftJ  Flour, (Baking and Pastry)  Sugar, No. 1, (Granulated)  Rolled Meal  Hams, (Armour's)  Tea, (Green and Black)  Coffee, (Java and Mocha)  Fish, fSalt, Smoked and Dried  Butter, No. 1", (Creamery,)  Baking Powder, (Trice'sJ  Currants, ^Cleaned and Bulk  Raisins, (Seeded and Bulk)  Soaps, ("Toilet and Laundryj  Bacon, (Salt and SmokedJ  WHOLESALE AND RETAiL DEALERS !N  GROCERIES,   PROVISIONS,   CROCKERY,   GLASSWARE.  Kirkpatrick & "Wilson  P. O. BOX IC. & W.  BAKER STREET.  TELEPHONE 10.  What money will do  ��� i,  IT WILL  CABBAGE  oiiu  ONIONS  TURNIP  OUR  PARSNIPS  JH'T IT CAN'T  BEET  THE QTALITY OK OUIt  POTATOES  SEE OUR WIXDOW KOR ALL TIIKSIS VEGETABLES  Baker Street, Netson.  We are sole agent in Nelson for Oanong Bros-, celebrated  Chocolates and Cretunu.   Catl and: see these gootls  as they ��re the finest' in Kootentfy and    ���  oiir stock is complete.  OLYMPIA AND EASTERN OYSTERS  Fancy Cakca  ARRIVING DAILY.  and  Pastry, Plums,-     ���.._  _..���..,    Peaches, Grapes,  Bananas, Capo Cod Cranberries, Pears and all Frois in  season, ��� '.'������' ���'���������"''  Corner.. Ward and Baker Bts.  , MUIs & Lott's"iM mnd.:  An Appetizing Breakfast  FITS A MAN FOR WORK.  Try our Government Creamery Butter, J. Y. Griffin & Co's  Hams and Bacon, Brackman & Ker's Rolled Oats and Corn-  meal, Almonte Milling Co's Self Raising Buckwheat Flour.  Baker Street West, Nelson  J ohm A. Irving d* Co*  J, 4, MC00HAL0 j:  ;^XJ'Cr*)*___3E3aaS,  ETC.  .01?E!;_S__. SCOp*S*E3  BLOOK:      ���:*v-l] THE  TRIBUNE:  NELSON, B. C.,* SATURDAY, NOVEMBER  11, 1899.  Removal  Sale  MINERS   LOCKOUT  IN   WEST  KOOTENAY  By a Mining Engineeer of Twenty-Five Years Experience.  I. &:? -, ���  i$^'y  ffffi'-' '  Yes, we are again moving. The premises we  expect to occupy in the  new Burns Block are  nearing completion. We  have an enormous stock  to move and it must be  reduced, excepting rubbers, overalls, and Stetson hats.  20  to  50  per  Cent  Discount  Will be given all over  the house FOR THE  NEXT 30 DAYS.  _Keep_y_OBr_��ye__pn,7our_Sna*��e   Keep Your Eye on oar Windows  Keep Your Eye on our Values  The present lockout in this district is  regretable ou .ill grounds,.and, as far as  one cjmi judge, likely to lead to disastrous  i-esults both for the parties more immediately affected and for tlie province.    It  is bad enough that capital, Avhicli has  only been Avon for the development of  the mineral treasures of British Columbia  after a long and ardent avooing, should so  soon be rendered idle and unremunera-  tiA'e; it is still more to be regretcd that  the Ijibor market should be disorganized,  suffering and  priA'ation  brought about,  and hundreds of steady, first-class miners  compelled to leave the country and seek  employment    elsewhere.      I Jut    a    far  broader view of the situation should be  taken  even than this.    Here Ave luive a  new mining countiy which Ave believe to  be one  of the richest in the Avorld.    We  have  for three or four years by every  jivailable ag'ency proclaimed its value and  held it up us a profitable field for iiiArest-  nient, and"especially have Ave tried, and  not  unsuccessfully,   to   attract English  capital; and yet in tlie face of this Ave  close  our   best known   mines,  some of  which have paid enormous dividends, and  sjiy we cannot afford to pay fifty cents a  day more than AAre offer to the miner, if  Ave did the mines could not be Avorked at a  profit.     If this is true, then our gloAving  representations Avere false; i f however they  Avere untrue,  then our jjreseut  position  is inconsistent, and our contention baseless.    Surely  the miue-OAvners   Avho are  pursuing this fatuous policy must know  what the effect will be on 'the money  market, and especially the London exchange, Avhich has always been shy of  Canadian mining investments and Avas  just beginning to restore its confidence.  Whether the mine OAvners are justified or  not in their present action, it is certain  that the outbreak of labor troubles  coupled Avith their declaration of "noil  possumas" will, if persisted in, retard the  progress and cripple the development of  mining in the Avhole of the province.  These are the general grounds upon  Avhich their policy appears to be an unwise one, and Avhen we come to look jit  the special features of the ease, this opinion is fully confirmed.  The origin of the trouble AA'as the passing of a bill by the provincial legislature  making it penal for a miner to work more  than eight hours. Whether or not the  miners sought the jDjissiiig of such a laAV  is beside the question, since it is the  laAA', and in legislating thus it should be  remembered that the government Avere  fully justified, even if they took the  initiative, because they were only putting themselves iu line Avith the British  government and Avith the universal custom uoav prevailing in all mining centres  uuder the British croAvn. We have yet  to be convinced that the people of Canada, either because of the poverty of their  mines or the avarice of their capitalists,  are Avilling to insist on, or even to coun  tenance a longer day's work for miners,  Avhose calling admittedly both hazardous  and arduous, than has been found neces-  siiry, and deemed suitable, in every other  part of the empire. Such a contention  apart from being untenable Avould also  be condemnatory of our vaunted mineral  wealth in the highest degree.  There is the further objection on the  part of the owners that a man should be  allowed to Avork longer if he is Avilling,  and that to render it illegjil for him to do  so is arbitrary, and Jin undue interference with his independence of action.  Such an argument carries us back at  least fifty years, to the time Avhen in  Great Britain the standard day's Avork for  miners A\ras eleven to twelve hours, and  no payment for overtime. A period  when half the year a miner never saw  daylight, and Avhen for a miserable pittance he Avas obliged to submit to the life  of a slave. In those days there Avas no  legishttion governing labor and there AAras,  save the mark, perfect freedom of action  betAveen employer and employed. It is  not conceivable that any such extreme  could be reached in these days, but all  experience goes to show that Avithout  legishitive enactment it is impossible to  limit the djiys work, jind that independence of action on both sides invariably  leads to a longer standard day than is  desirable, having due regard to the health  and physical Avell-being of the Avorker.  We all know how in factories,as Avell as in  mines, it AAras found impossible to preA'ent  the abuse of the laborers iu this respect  until a statute on our books made it  illegal.  This then is the objection, and a well-  founded one, to allowing any priA'ate arrangements, Avhich go behind the legislative enactment, and Avould undoubtedly  lead to contravention of the act. It  Avould be easy to cite many instances in  support of this contention, itAvill be sufficient to mention two. "The Tenant's Compensation for Improvements Act," and  "The Employers' Liabilities Act." In  each case these acts Avhen first passed  gave permission for the parties concerned  to contract themselves out of the jict by  mutual .agreement, and in ii few years it  was found that this had been done to  such an extent that the object. of the  legislation had been defeated, and the  measures were rendered abortive. Supplementary laws Avere then passed cancelling the permissive clause aud the principle involved has iioav beeu universally  conceded.  The truth is that labor stands no  chance in a contest Avith capital unless  assisted by just and humane laws. A  man is not jilways the best judge as to  how many hours a day he can Avork Avithout impairing his health, especially if he  has a large family, or other heavy responsibility and his occupation is a hard one.  Surely Ave concede something to the  claims of humanity as well as the greed  Of" the people of the town  on footwear is in favor of  Lillie's  It is rendered by the  largely increasing" patronage  and satisfied air  that accompanies the purchase  of footwear  of any kind in the store.  We keep the latest.  Miners'  Shoes built to suit the business��� Rubber   or   Leather  Lillie  BAKER. STREET  Wine  Co.  of capital and when an eight hours day  has been accepted as fair and reasonable  in every other part of the empire, one  Avithal Avhich does notimpairthe efficiency of the operations of mining, nor in the  end limit the production, it is a farce  to say that in Canada men must Avork  longer, or that Ave will refuse them tho  same legishitive protection as avjis found  necessary elseAvhere.  This leaves only one other feature to be  noticed, that of Avages. According to report this is the principal boue of contention, but Ave rather doubt it, especially in  view of the fact that the employers have  openly declared against the Eight-hours  Act and urged its repeal. But passing  from this, let us deal with the contention  that it is unfair for the men to ask for  the same rate of Avage for eight hours  work as for ten. Why is it unfair? If  the contention of the employers is correct  then the obnoxious act Avas not asked for  by the men, then it is manifestly unfair  that they should be "docked" fifty cents  a day because a law for Avhich they did"  not ask alters the conditions of their  labor. But, further, does a man eat less,  or Avear less, are his family expenses less  because he works shorter hours? Do the  employers argue that $3.50 avjis too high  a Avage before the passing of the act ? If  so, why did they not give notice for a reduction? If not, Avhy is it too high lioAV  for a workman whose excuses have not  been in jmy way reduced. Have the employers in West Kootenay ever heard of  such a thing as a "living Avage" ? Do  they admit the principle or do they Avish  to emulate tho example of their British  confreres and reduce the question to one  of supply and demand, as if human flesh  and blood AVere articles of merchandise?  If so, they should have eqmil courage and  announce their intention. In jiny ease  they Avill only court the same defeat.  The great fight for shorter hours in  Great Britain AA'as fought in 1873 and  avou. The day's Avork Avas reduced from  ten hours to eight, not at that time by  legishitive enactment although subsequently enforced by laAV. Were wages  reduced "with, the hours? No! It Avas  jirgued then antl fully confirmed since  that in any arduous occupation such as  mining a man Avould do .as much productive labor in eight hours as in ten. In  other words he could only undergo a certain .strain, and if compelled to prolong it  unduly the pressure had to be reduced.  It is no longer ji matter of argument but  an admitted fact that eight hours is the  limit of a mjin's endurance, and that he  can produce as,much mineral iu eight  hours us ten. But even if this Avas not  so, the final issue in the case is one of a  "living wage,."' and Canada will be the  last country to contest the point. The  conditions of labor in our province are  uot of the easiest, the cost of living is  high. Owing sometimes to the eccentricities of the climate, and sometimes to  the vagaries of tlie owners, our mines do  not work more than eight or nine months  in the year on an average. What then i.s  the living Avage? It is not altogether a  matter of fifty cents ji day but also of  how many days to the yeai' a mini can  get Avoi'k, or in,other Avoids Avhat is his"  yearly income. AlloAving that he Avroks  225 or even 250 days at $3.!>0 ji day he  only earns during the year $875. Is that  too much'for a man Avith a family to support in West Kootenay? What relation  does it bear to the prodtictivensss of  .$2400 per man employed in the Slocan  last yejir?    -  There is nothing illegal about tlie present jittitude of the owners in this respect.  It is not illegal to offer a man $3 a djiy  or even $1 instead of $3.50. It is not  illegal to close down the mine if the offer  i.s refused. It is not illegal to scatter  your Avorkmeti and their families after  you have induced them to settle in a new  country hundreds, and in some cases  thousands, of miles from their homes. It  is not illegal to follow a course \y-hich will  bring privation jind suffering into the.  homes of those who are dependent on  you. It is not illegal to combine1 all the  forces of capital to crush a -legitimate,-  Organization Avhich has,;been sanctioned  and endorsed- in all free countries.- None  ���of these things may violate the written-  Ijiav, but they are destructive of the good  feeling which must exist between employee and employer if a district is to  prosper; and unless Ave Arery much mistake they are alien to the nature of  libcrty-IoA-ing Canadian-*--, and to that enlightened public opinion, Avhich after all  is the highest authority and the final  arbiter in all civilized communities.  Disastrous Hurricanes in Jamaica.  KixossTOx, .Jamaica, November 10.���  Communication Avith tlie easterly part of  the island, particularly the section beyond the line from Morang Bjiy to Port  t Antonio, has been interrupted since yes-  terdjiy. This evening, however, it is being partially reestablished and advices  from various points show that on Wednesday the heavy Aveather culminated in  ji tremendous hurriejine, Avhich during  the night, completely razed the banana  and other cultivation parishes. Portland, .St. Thomas and Morant Bay imported soA'erely damaged. Details are  anxiously aAvaitcd.  Whipping His Compatriots Into Line.  -...-= A-caucus of the local French* Lihei'iils  :avos held at JVlon trail last night. Pieiuier  Laurier avjis in attendance. It is said  that '..they premier ���������'poured':. oil. on the  trouble existing relative to the .government's attitude regarding tlie South  -ATi-it-Jin contingent;  Always keeps  '    on hand  the best brands of  LIQUORS  WINES AND  CIGARS  in the market  at the lowest price  Special attention  given to  family trade  CALL, SAMPLE  AND GET PRICE  PHONE 93  BAKER STREET, NELSON  m.jsL-mJ&l'&mtt  sat THE TRIBUNE: \'ISTELSOF, B.C.  SATURDAY, NOTEMBEE 11, 1899.  M  it/  \t/  v</  il)  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  i^3?-2r^^''"S^*^''*5_r^"S^'Sr'~^','2_^>^''5^^^������*��.��� ^ ������*������_��.������*'���������������* ���**^,���-^.������-���^'���'������������^, ������*���**���*���������*.-^p������^.���^���'���-_k'*st''',**^*',*>-'A- ^^p-^- ^- ^- ^- 00- ^ ��� ^- ^ ��� ^- ^- ^0- ^ ��� ^- ^0- ^0- ^0 ��� ^- ^ ��� 00- 00- ^- ^- ^- ^- ^- ^- ^>^^>- ^^s.  AT  PROCTER'S  LANDING  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  \t>  it/  \t/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  ib  Terminus and transfer point of the Crow's Nest Pass Railway Company and only 20 miles  from Nelson.  Town lots will shortly be placed on the market whieh will prove  A Safe and   Profitable  Investment  A spot where the eyes of the stranger meets surprise after surprise and revel in beauty, where the soul  is charmed and the impressions received long* recur to the memory with delight0  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  A  for  the   Homeseeker  c-o  Natural beauty, accessibility, excellent fishing*, boating-, bathing and hunting*, makes it beyond question  the most desirable residential property in West Kootenay  FOR SALE  The old established and well known OUTLET HOTEL and two acres of land situate at PROCTER'S LANDING  opposite Balfour, and within a stone's throw ofthe new wharves, depot, etc., to be erected by the Crow's Nest  Pass Railway Company. Hotel contains 15 rooms, lawn tennis grbun d, summer house, boats, etc. Price will include all furniture, bar fixtures, bedding, linen, stoves, crockery, cooking utensils, etc. Here is a chance for a  good man to make a 0 fortune.   For particulars apply to  <<���<.  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  it/  i   WEST BAi\EH STREET; HELSOH, B. C. REAL ESTATE AND MINING BROKER   ��*  ������4k-*    ���- - *-���%**  ^'W.'***��'^-'^''*��'Hv'a'**^'*g'^'^'>V^-^'^'^;^'^'''S'']��'^ .<^.^.^.^.^^.0l>\^.^.00.00.00s 00.00. 00.00. 00.^.0*.00. 00.00. 00.^  ���'-&��� 35- ^S^-^5- 0*'^' **~0* -00>00'00' 00'0*' 00��-0*- ^'00' 00-00*00' 0*^001' 0*'*0* ��� 0"?*0's /-t^^^vCv ^^���^���^���^���^"^^���^^���^^^������^>^"^'*^-'^  Insure  in  The  Great  West  Life  Association  Hugh R. Cameron  .. afiivr  Money  _  to  Loan  at  v  8  per  *1                                          ^  Cent  BAKER STRBBT  ORDER  '  YOUR WINTER  THE    DOOM    OF    PALSB    SING    LOW.  FROM NELSON'S  LEADING TAILOR  HE CARRIES  THE  LARGEST STOCK OF  FALL AND WINTER WOOLENS  IN THE KOOTENAY  H. M. Vincent  BAKER STREET  A Mexican Siren's Victim.  Twenty years ago Sing Low had been a  thin, meek, Chinese coolie, toiling in tlie  vice-fields oi' the Sou cIloav province. Insufficiently clad and insufficiently fed, he  had many times been weary of life, and,  but ioi* tlie vows of his secret society forbidding, would have put a summary "end  to it���a double quantity of opium in the  pipe is an easy way! Jiut Sing Low liad  persevered and starved until, one day,  there was an exodus of many of his own  society (now renamed "Sons of the .Silver  Land"*) to the Western coast of Mexico.  With them ���journeyed Sing Low tind his  newly married wife, Fay Leo, for there  wits demand for Chinese colonists, arid  the promoters told it loudly ,that there  was plenty "of money to-be niadeliftlio  ".silver land." For once the truth had  been spoken by a promoter! Had you  ten years after tlie exodus, known the  Chinatown of Madre de l)ios. and the  restaurant and "tea-place" of Sing Low,  you would better appreciate the fiict.  For the Chinese colonists had made unto  themselves a place of their own in the  western part of the city, out beyond, the  marshes ** many narrow streets were filled  with the shops of the Chinese, who were  no longer colonists, but full-Hedged  citizens.  In the very centre of the Chinese civilization, and a front view of hot, blue gulf  water, Sing Low's*- name avjis blazoned in  gaudy Chinese script over ji tea-shop and  opium-den; while uptown, where Mexicans and mining men most flirt congregate, another building, made of yellow  adobe and pine boards, bore the legend,  "Chinese Restaurant of Sing Low: Ameri-,  can Pies." In trout of this restaurant  generally sat Sing Low, but not the Sing  Low of theSoo-chow ricelields���far from  it. This was a very fat and important  Sing Low, in full and flowing Chinese  garments, pig-tail neatly wound about a  sleek and shining head, and silk-shod feet  thrust into Happing embroidered slippers.  A large, gold American watch dangled  from his sash, and yellow Mexican diamonds glittered on his pudgy fingers���  truly had Sing Low, head of the "Sons of  the .Silver Land," prospered aud waxed  fat in n far land.  . Inside the restaurant many Chinese  waiters and cooks rushed about, serving  all sorts and conditions of men at the  miinta-covered tables. For Madre de  Dios was A steamer town, whence hides  and silver and bullion were shipped to  Lower California and even San Francisco,  and many men pf many sorts ate chili con  WHEN YOU CALL FOR  A UNION MADE  SEE THAT THE BOX HAS THE  UNION LABEL UPON IT  Ti|e George L Tuckett & Son Company  in  Make the Monogram and Schiller brands  They are the best in the market and are Union Made  * THIS FIRM CANNOT BE SURPASSED  These cigars are made from clear Havana Tobacco  by Havanw Cigar Makers  in the company's factory at Hamilton, Ontario.  "R       I      M!PI_Tniy    Agent for Manitoba, the Territories  and British Columbia.  ciiiiie, and tortillas, and "Amei'iojin pies,''  in  the restaurant of Sing   Low.    There  Avere dirty Oreivsers and .swaggering, be-  armed Mexicans*, A\'ho drank bottles upon  bottles of Hery mescal, and calm, deliberate, mining   Americans,  who consumed  untold  numbers  of pies and -Ameiican  canned beans,   Avhile  Sing .Loav   smiled  from afar, with a keen eye upon collections.    For  twenty years  Jmd he saA-ed  and toiled, but another year Avould'see  the end.   Then,  with Fay Lee, who A\'as  uoav old and fat, and  the twenty thousand Mexican dollars that they had made,  they would go to San Francisco.    Bjick  to China.    No !    Fay Lee had once timidly proposed it���for she liad  no children  and  her heart  AAras sick  for her natiAre  land���but Sing Loav said a decided "no."  lie  had uot yet forgotten tlie ricelields.  And,  besides, iu  tliese American hinds,  even  a coolie of  Ioav birth  could be  as  mighty  as  n mandarin; he,  Sing  Low,  had been  of no import   in  China, nor  Avould even his twenty thousand dollars  make him a mighty man there.   In other  words, better to  reign in hell than  to  serve in heaven, or one's native land.  To all of whieli poor-Fay Lee had to  consent, of course, Sing Low being a husband of no small persuasive powei-, par-;  ticukuly  when   aided with   a 'bamboo  stick.    And he hesitated not to  chastise  the  wife  of his bosom   Avhen   occasion  neededjjor did not even the Ijiavs of the  christians say  "Wives,  obey your husbands in the Lord".    Not that it  often  became  necessary to impress this latter  fact upon Fay Lee, for she loved the fat,  pompous Sing Loav, now, in  the midst of  his prosperity, even as she luid once loved  humble Sing Loav of the rice-fields.    It is  tlie Avay of many women.    And, though  there  Avere feAAr friends, and no children  for her to earress Avith affection, she was  content to live the life that her husband  bade, embroidering his costly giirrnents  and Avaiting on him jis though she were  his bonded   skive, instead  of his Avife.  And during the long hours that he spent  in the opium-house or in the secret lodge  of the "Sous of the Silver Land," she consoled herself with many cups of tea, and  ndmii'ing  thoughts   of the  brave figure  that  her "honorable lord" was at that  moment of ji surety making as the head  of his society. , Poor l?Jty Lee!  I say "poor Fay Lee" with a purpose,  as you will find. For, even as the best  laid plans of mice and men go astray, so  did the ptyns and hopes of Sing Low and  his wife vanish into naught���through  thafault of the man, of course. Sing"  Loav, to make a long  story' short, fell iu.  ! love one bright day. His ii thing tluit  ! Celestials are not given to, for Avhich  reason Sing Loav made a bad nioi-s of it.  and loved far more desperately than  any other Chinaman on record���at least  at least his sighing protests to tlie lady  in the case ran. Not that he could hv  blamed overmuch, for Felipa A.as th*-*  prettiest girl, out and out-, Avho had ev. r  been seen in Madre De J)ois���as Avell as  one of the naughtiest. Her brother (a>  gambler from Mazatlau) had used her  many mouths as a lure, and more than  one hapless Mexican had come to grief.  for her sake, but Sing Loav avjxs the best  game that she had eA'er caught.  There is in Spanish a proverb  setting  forth   the    same    sentiment   expressed  in    our    own   "There's   no    fool    like  jm old fool," and never AA'as there an old  fool so deeply in~love~as���Sing-Low. who  soon became the laughing stock  of the  entire very mixed  population  of  Madre  De Dois.    Fjiy Lee. of course, kneAv nothing, and  supposed that  her lord's frequent absences Avere due to secret society  meetings.      To   be   sure, Ah  Toy,  the  sprightly young  Avife of Sam Lung, had  considered  it  her  duty to go to the de-  eeived and neglected Avife with ji full description of the doings and misdoings of  the faithless one.   But Fay Lee had first  laughed  uproariously at what she considered a joke, and  later, believing the  tale a malicious lie, luid turned her sister  celestial out of the house, with calmly expressed convictions as to tlie fate in store  for liars Jind scandal-mongers avIio could  lift tongue against such an  honorable  and noble man as her lord and  husband,  Sing Low,    Wherefore Ah Toy departed,  giving   expression    to    many   naughty  Avords, and tearfully saying���just as a  civilized woman might have  done, under  similar circumstances���"The   next time  she meddled in the attempt to open a deceived wife's eyes "  Placidly indignant, yet somewhat  amused, Fay Lee went back to her embroidery and a fresh cup of tea. The  incident did not seem of enough importance to repeat to her husband, and it  soon escaped her mind. That jmy one  should dare to tell such things of her  most honorable and faithful loid, expecting her to believe them ! She did believe,  ���however, when Arery late that same night  Sing Low came home, not alone, and  much the worse for liquor. He liad  brought his new wife, Felipii."to1 her  home, he stated, with drunken dignity,  and Fay Lee must wait upon her, and see  that she had what she "wanted. For she  (Felipa) Avas to be the honorable mistress  *    "   Ty-    [   t'oiilijiiiicd on. Kiftli"JP��K��s. '  THE BEST  Pipes  IN THE CITY  ,A-  ARE  CARRIED'  BY  Thurman  He carries the largest assortment: of English Briar PIPES"'. )t  in Kootenay, Including those  of the most celebrated makes  "Loewe & Company" and "BB  Own Make." in the last mentioned make he carries over  seventy-five different patterns  BEST VALUES  IN THE CITY IN  CIGARS AND  mokin  acco  Those who appreciate an imported cigar should try those  which Mr. Thurman is now im-  porting; direct from Cuba.  TURKISH AND  EGYPTIAN  CIGARETTE.  J >-AK  ���"H  **���**���  SMOKERS'  headquarters  A. liii  Baker Street  Sasss*,

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