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Array DAILY EDITION   BY MAIL  FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR  Weekly edition by mail  two dollars a year  NJNTH YEAR  THE TRIBUNE: NELSOJST B. C. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1901  NELSON FIRE DEPARTMENT  REORGANIZATION    PROPOSITION  UNDER DISCUSSION.  Thomas W. Lillie of Vancouver Elected  Chief���Proceedings of the Council  Last Night.  The report of the fire, water and  light committee, touching upon the  reorganisation of-the fire department, arid the carrying out of the  charges suggested by the Mainland  Board of   Fire  Underwriters was  the chief subject of discussion* at  the council meeting last evening.  The greatest attention was given to  the initial recommendation of the  committee that a paid department  of ten men be appointed and that  another   issue   of   debentures   be  made to cover the cost of a new fire  -hall and city hall.  *��� Mayor Fletcher at once recorded  his opposition to the recommendation.-   He said it would'mean an:  expenditure of $19,000 'to comply  with the underwriters' ideas as to  what  the   department should1 be.  The alarm system demanded would  cost at least some $5000, whereas a  smaller system" to cover the busi-.'  ness portion of the city could be  put in for $2500.   The changes out  and on the first vote Thomas W.  Lillie of Vancouver secured five  votes and Thomas Sargent of Toronto two votes. Mr. Lillie was  then declared elected and the salary  fixed at $115 per month.  ^ All other applications for positions on the department will be referred to the new chief with power  to appoint subject to the approval  of the fire, water and light committee.  Mayor Fletcher returned for reconsideration the vote of $100 to  the Cnmberla^^ine sufferers and  the council fojiiSillJ^reased'the  vote to $250. J^"^  A PRONOUNCED REDUCTION  IN  INSURANCE   RATES    UNDER  CERTAIN CONDITIONS.  EASTERN CANADA  &m^9.  lined, would also mean an increase  <    of the city's fixed charges, of $6000,  and'-jthe . balance   of ' the-$19,000  might be charged to capital account.  Alderman Irvine asked what the  \   relative'increase in salaries' under  -    the two systems-would mean,* and  was answered that the paid depart-  , i ment*'proposed would double the  salaryjist.f* y       ~       -_ *_  " Mayor Fletcher*added.that Rossland was a -more"difficult place to  protect from fire,than Nelson, yet  j^tliey managed/in'Rossland\with,a  department   of ~ eight." men. '    He  would,support such', aj change in  Nelson,' but he was opposed to increasing ' the, department   to' ten  men arid\~of maintaining virtually  two "establishments.    ' He* agreed  that the present brigade should be  .. made more efficient, but he thought  it would be safer'for the council to  -proceed in the 'matter without regard to the board of underwriters,  and then" treat with them afterwards about reductions -in-rates.  . After some further discussion it  was decided to refer the - first sect  tion of the report back to the committee.   ' The other  recommendations were then passed and" the report adopted."''  The tire,' water and light committee reported: (1) -Your committee  having further'considered the ques-   tion-of-the-imprdvements-^of���the-  fire department, and the letter from  the secretary of the Mainland Board  of Fire Underwriters attached to  the report, stating that' if certain  improvements were made a reduction of 10 per cent would be made  from tlie present rates, recommend  that the improvements as outlined  in Mr. Gilbert's letter be carried  out, and that a sum sufficient for  the purpose and for the erection of  a permanent fire hall and city office  ' be raised by sthe issue of debentures, and that the necessary bylaw be prepared and submitted to  the council and to the electors, and  that in the meantime the proposed  addition to the city office and fire  hall be deferred. (2) That the several applications for the position of  fire chief and driver of tlie fire department be considered , by the  council. ��� (3) With reference to the  letter',from J.' \ Keith' Reid, as,, to  supplying power to the city for  electric light purposes,, your committee are unable to recommend  the council, to entertain the pro-'  posal. -' -        "  - The following applications were  received''for the!-position of fire  chief;  J. A. Martin, Hamilton, 30 .years  old, 16 years' "experience.  'Thomas W. Lillie of Vancouver,  40 years old, 8 years' experience.  George W. Steele of Nelson, 2  years' previous experience with  Lethbridge fire company.  Thomas Sargeant of Toronto, 45  years old, 17 years' experience.  James A. Lester of Vancouver, 32  years old, 7 years' experience.  Joseph Martin of Rossland, several years' experience. II. B. Henri ryx of Spokane, A. F. McKinnon  of Nelson, and Wilson McKinnon of  Rossland, short experiences.  It was decided to vote by ballot  Halifax.���A violent snow storm,  accompanied by ��� a heavy gale,  swept over the city yesterday doing great damage.  Montreal-. ��� General manager  McNicoll of the C. P. R., stated, today that the company, would spend  half a million'dollars this summer  on hotels. -  Kingston, Ontario.���Chicago capitalists are about to erect a smelter  here.   Five   hundred   thousand is  the capital of  the   company,' the  greater , portion of which* has already been subscribed. _,-     - -  "Toronto.���A*.. W. Puttee,; M. P.  (Labor), of Winnipeg in an interview here   declares the  Manitoba  government lease to the Northern  Pacific-railway means * government  ownership of railway debts. .  ;, Quebec/���A farmer named Trem-  blay, living  at St. Raymond near  here/Sii jumping from a hayloft  on Friday alighted on a pitchfork's  'prongs, which impaled him, causing  serious, injuries "which" may result  in deathr        - , .      ,    "  ���> -  Toronto.���T." F. Davis, TNL&t ot  Saskatchewan, who was iny tne city,  iSaturday,t-said- that. after _ the.  , Dominion census . was taken\ an  effort would be made to have, the  Northwest '^Territories - organized  into provinces.     "~ _        -_   ,  ^Ottawa:���Speaking in the East  End* Methodist, church -yesterday  morning Rev. S^ G." Bland favored  the formation ��� of .a.federal: council  of Methodists and Presbyterians as  the first-step "toward a union of  these two churches. A  Owen Sound, Ontario.���The steward .of the wrecked steamer Rio de  Janeiro at San Francisco, H. Scott,  whose name appeared, in the list of  missing, is an Owen Sound boy and  the son of Robert^ Scott, who resides on Hill streetliere.  . Montreal.���The report .reached,  here today from Sydney, Cape Breton, that the Morgan syndicate had  secured control.of the Dominion  Steel- Company's-^ works at that  place. - Officials'of the company's  head office herej say the report is  not true. ��    -    *  Toronto.���James Dunlop was  arrested last night for a burglary  committed eight years ago at the  residenceorjudgeStreetT^Threebf  his comrades did terms in the penitentiary. ' Dunlop escaped and was  supposed to be dead. Recently he  was located here.  Montreal. ��� The committees  which have been working towards  the erection of monuments to Canadian soldiers who served in South  Africa and in Strathcona's Horse  were amalgamated today. They  decided that an attempt should be  made to raise at least $100,000 as a  fitting memorial.  Toronto.���A . Canadian traveler  for a large American house in conversation with a newspaper, man  here Saturday stated that since the  - death of queen Victoria there has  been a record rush of Britishers  looking for naturalization as, citizens of the United States. Their  love for the late queen kept them  from taking out papers before.  Galt, Ontario.,��� News has  reached here of the death in a railway accident-near Chicago of John  Hislop, C. E., a native of Strasburg,  this county. Hislop was superintendent of the White Pass railway  at. Skagway and mayor of that  town last year. He was married in  Minneapolis on January 23rd last  and was on his way home. He  spent the honeymoon in Ottawa,  Montreal and Gait.  Montreal.���In answer to a petition of his wife for an increase in  alimentary allowances from $20 to  $30 per month, Delpit, who is seeking to have his marriage declared  null and void by the civil courts in  accord with the ecclesiastical court  judgment, this morning made  affidavit in the practice court that  being out of work now he was unable even to pay the petitioner the  $20 allowance she has been receiving  since their separation.  Cut of 16 Per Cent if Necessary Precautions Are Taken and-Improve-  ments Made.  rein-  -The 'members of the city council  now know just what will be  quired of them iii the way of  creasing the efficiency of the fire  brigade in order to secure a reduction in.fire insurance^ rates. In his  communication, which was read  last evening, ^Charlesr R. Gilbert,  secretary of the Mainland Board of  Underwriters, recited that in view  of certain improvements beingmade  the board was prepared' to make a  reduction of 16 per cent from the  present rates. Mr. Gilbert's letter  speaks for itself: "  "After referring tq_your esteemed  favor of the 29 th Jilt.,' re reduction  in fire insurance rates in your city  for increased protection, I.beg _to  say that I am instructed by the  board to' advise you that if the following increased protection be' provided-a reduction".of, 16 per cent  from the present rates -'would. be  made: \j.  ym_    _      , " , ,.  -" Increase - the __ number of fully  paid   menr at}Central   station   to  eight; provide a sub-station at an  appropriate "point on the-nortlrside'  of the city 'for -.protection, to the  'dwelling house district, and to 'act  as an 'auxiliary to -the central station in the event qf ,a large fire; sub  , station should be provided with* a  light .combination   chemical--- and'  hose   wagon, horses, and? not less  than two' paid -men ; apparatus at  central,station Tshould   consist-of  hose wagon, chemical and hook and  ladder truck fully equipped ; install  'a. suitable-.electrictalarm ^system,*  with a sufficient number of boxes to  thoroughly cover-the city, "withla  large' alarm   bell   in    connection;  should have riot less 'than 3000 feet  of good hose in all.     - 'r  ~_ "I think that the smith half of  blocks No.  64,  65,  66,  67  and 68  should be included in the fire limits,   as   a conflagration  hazard is  "rapidly increasing in the district  located between Vernon < street and  the water front, and in time would  become a menace to the- more valuable property in the,-city located  south of Vernon street.    By taking  these blocks into the fire limits before they are entirely built up with  frame there would be in all probability, enough brick and stone buildings ,to prevent a fire crossing Vernon street.   I would also say that  a bylaw regulating the amount of  expIosivesrhayretc^"torbe_stored in  the city limits, and one that will  prevent the accumulation of combustible litter and rubbish in buildings, back yards and alleyways is  considered necessary before any reduction in rates is made."  South    Carolina,    February   25.���  Slave dealers in Anderson county  who have been operating under the  convict .'ease   system, which was  condemned in court a week ago,  have made the first move by releasing 21 negroes who were held  captive in the stockades. The grand  jury was ordered to make a searching investigation, and a report will  be submitted -to a special term of  court called for March ,7th.   It is  said that among the negroes held'  in the' Anderson stockade were sev-_  eral aged men"who liad served as  slaves before the war of the rebellion. .��� One ' oldv negro secured his  freedom through his former master.  He said he .'had.been caught like  others - with* the carious and mysterious contracts -tfrhieh had^ito be  signed, and was not aware of what  he had'done until- informed that he  .would be shot if he^tried to escape.'  Judge Bennett has" declared _ that"  the whole rsystem will be exposed.  Much uneasiness is ,being felt over  the probable, report to be made by  the grand jury..'"'" '    -*-*  PEICE FIVE CENTS  JIM HILL'S ROAD FAVORED  NELSONS BOARD OP TRADE APPROVES THE SCHEME  Proselytized by a Fernie Resident, Who  -Convinces,a Majority That It  Will Be Beneficial.  Agreed With the'Senate. ^ -  . Washington, February 25.���The  house today-jettisoned the authorization for two battleships and two  cruisers which' were^ in the naval  appropriation . as it passed - that  body. The senate had rejected the  proposition'and against the'appeals  of the house "conferees the house  today voted by'a- big majority > to  -agree to- the* .senate amendment  striking- out���the- authorizations.  Chairman Cannon of the' appropriations committee contributed largely to this result by a vigorous speech'  in favor bf the" seriate^ amendment.  "A partial conference. report" on the  naval bill'-was^ agreed to.-and the  bill went back to conference. \  GLOSkONi DEWET'S ? TRAIt  BOTHA  REPORTED. TO HAVE  A,  BROKEN THE. CORDON.? V  Heavy Rains" Causing" "the" OrAnee River  to Rise Rapidly, Preventing the  Boers From Crossing.  " -  Vancouver Happenings.  Vancouver, Febiuary 25.���[Spe-  ial to The Tribune.]���An offer of  $400,000 for three-quarters interest  in the Goldsmith copper properties,,  joining the Britannia on Howe  Sound, has been received from Be-  wicke, Moering & Co., who recently  purchased the Britannia.  Latest private information from  Ottawa is that the mint will be at  Ottawa while assay offices will be  established at Vancouver and  Dawson.  The Independent, local labor  organ, alleges bribery in the recent  by-election on* the.side of mayor  Garden.    ^^^���^  Victoria Notes.  Victoria, February 25.���After  passing a resolution of loyalty to  the king, the legislature proceeded  to debate on the speech from the  throne.  W. H. Ellis, immigration officer,  has returned from the Gulf Islands,  where he investigated the report  that Japs were being smuggled in  from the American side, bringing  goods with. them. The report is  not authenticated, the. officer finding the trend of Japs more to, the  southward than north ward.  CAPETOWN,February 25.���It is re-  ported;here that commandant ��� general Botha with 7000 Boers has  broken away from general French  and is headed in the'direction of  It A,  KoomatipoOrt.  Capetown, February 25.���The  -Boers are attacking-the village of  Richmond in the central part of  Cape .Colony, and reinforcements  have been despatched from Han:  over road.  De Aar, Cape Colony, February  25.���General Dewet,_T accompanied  "by Mr. Steyn, recrossed the railroad  north of Kranskuii and south of  Orange River station yesterday.  The Orange river rose five' feet last  night. A heavy rain is still falling  and it is believed to be impossible  for the Boers to cross the stream.  They are being closely followed by  Colonel Thornycroft, who left here  yesterday by rail. Several other  columns are converging on general  Dewet.  .-At the   special meeting of  the  Nelson Board of  Tradet held last  evening  the  members put' themselves on record as being in favor  of having the Great Northern build  a line into the : Crow's Nest Pass  coal fields. " The^meeting was held  for tlie purpose of^instrncti'ngr the  delegates as. to what action they  should take concerning this matter  at the meeting bf  the Associated  Boards of  Trade which is to. be'  held at Greenwood on Thursday,  February 28th. A long and spirited  discussion 'took place/ after -which  the following resolution was unanimously passed:  -  Resolved, That the delegates from  this board of trade to the associated  boards of trade meeting at Greenwood- on the 28th instant be instructed to favor the granting of a  charter from Fernie to the United  States boundary provided provisions'  be inserted in the charter applied  fpr_  guaranteeing ; sufficient *"safe-  -guards for securingan ample ,sup-  "ply of coal and coke for all smelting, -mining and other industries,  now or hereafter to be established  in the province" of British Columbia,  *and if required also for the use-of.  his majesty's :navy." It was- moved  by H. JE. Croasdaile, and seconded  by S.iS. Fowler, y'"     : ��," -     "'- ,.  " , Among those present ���> were G."V.  Holt, T. G. Procteiy.R:E: Fishburn,  W.. P. Tierney, Dr.-Arthur, T.'Alleri,  H. E. McDonnell, A". R.  Sherwood,  G. .Tunstall,- T. Morley,"' J.'^Bariner-  man, J. M. Lay,"J.TCrofts,1;'G.VPhil-  iips, J. Jt Campbell; Ot: ^R.' Hedley,'  E. Ferguson, - H.~ E.  Croasdaile, H.  Byers, Charles Hillyer, R. W. Day,  B.. J. Evans, Martin O'Reilly,'F.'W.-  Swannell, S. S.- Fowler and- J. O.  Patenaiide.        '    *      -     ^    '    y *  H.".' Bentley,   president    of    the  Fernie board of trade, who is on  his way to attend  the meeting at  Greenwood,     was    the    principal  speaker bf the  evening".    He was  strongly in favor of the  government allowing the Great" Northern  to   come   into that district.   ' He  stated that when once the market  for the coal was made greater the  coal industry there would  become  the greatest in  the province.    He  ^proceeded to point out, and" gave  figures to show that there was sufficient coal there to meet the demand   of   tho  province.    He   also  started to explain, but he did not,  as he drifted off into matters connected with the Trail smelter. A  number of others took part, in the  discussion, some favoring the building of a railway and some against  it.  A resolution was brought, in by  G. Tunstall and J. Bannerman in  favor of having all the mails'which  are now coming by way of the S%  F. & N. brought to Nelson* by wayJ  of Bonner's Ferry. The' resolution  was carried and will, be forwarded  to the postmaster-general through  the local member, W.* A. Galliher.  PROCEEDINGS IN COMMONS  --���*  RUSSIA'S PROGRAM FOR GOVERNING MANCHURIA.  ,. Loses in the> Third.1 -  Newcastle -on-Tyne, - February  25.���Jack O'Brien of .Philadelphia  defeated Harry^Smith of Birmingham, England, in the third round  in a 15-rourid boxing contest here  tonight for a purse of ��200. The  referee stopped the fight before the  third round,was completed, Smith,  at' that time'^being helpless and  without any chance of winning.  From the first the Philadelphian  showed greater cleverness, aggres-  sivesriess and power.  More Missionaries Massacred. -  , - London, February'26.���The Reu-  ter Telegraph Coinpany has received  'the following from Shanghai, dated  February 26:- Prince ,Tuan,^prince  Chwang Tu and; general Tung Fu~  Hsiang ��� are, still taking refuge at  Ning Hia;Fu. ;Two native* Christians from- Kiu.Hua'Cheng,virithe  northern part of.the province, of  Shan Si, report- the massacre of 20;  male and female "missionaries and  nine children who had been missing  since October.   7 *    _  GoTernment Still Investigating South  African War Affairs and" Lop-'  ping Officer's Heads;, ''  '*C<  _,h.i  AM  --1 i  ; *&  ��� *2  A?  ��� J. \\i  ���.-fit  -.*���.&���  ; v    *        Fire in a Mine.' "<.',  ' Boise CitV,", Idaho, February 25.  ���A'message has just been received  hy7 'superintendent ^Calvin^'of' the  Oregon Short'* Line, stating "that  mine No* 1 at"Diamondville,*JWyo-  ming, is on fire between; the^ sixth  and seventh levels'. It> is'thought  that the lives 'of 30 or 40 men are  iri .danger,  y-^      - ' >      '-'+-/ ,"~>  * .-,��������� -v- Theatre Burned.' r -,.;_.'  -" - Catania*, ; Sicily,. February', 25?���  The Castagnot -theatre was'destroyed by fire last night. Two  persons were killed arid, many were  injured."     * -  London,   February    25. ��� Lord  Cranborne, under secretary of" the". -  foreign office; was asked iri the house'^  of commons today by sir Ellis Ash'-" -  mead-Bartlett, Conservative, if^ the"-"  government had-any^ information"';  confirming the*Russo-Chinese agree- :'-  ment''regarding   Manchuria, mentioning the clauses iu' the agree-'  ment referred to"_. in  a dispatch to  the London Times from Pekin*, published February 20th.    Among, the  claused "referred* to Vera4 provisions"~"  that  all... the   military,, and/other  officials shall be appointed-'subject fs-j^  to Russian approval; that each pro- '*. AM  vince shall have *two Russian "vriffi-f-'  cials, one in command, of the Chi--  jiese police and the other tetcontrolo7-..  lihe railway, 'and Chiriashafi ribt^be y  allowed .to .build  anyf railway-aa" ".  Manchuria." Sir Ashmead-Bartlett *?  also referred to other articles pre-**;  piously published. A-^Ai      >���"i �� : 'A  ' '^The.under secretary' replied tliat'''',  the   government - had   no^officiaT,.,-  knowledge   of.the"' terms -of ; the'Aym,  Russo-Chinese agreement, but/had ��&%%,  been informed that it includes most- rfAA"^  of'the provisions'*;enumerated. "-He^^!  added that the Russian goverhmenfcVi^^^  gives -Verbal^alsurahjMs^'that^'thel^'^S  agreement was .of a/temporary"and^t^/|fi  provisional character: *' v.,-o��^AyAA$&7'  Lord George-Hamilton^  the^Iu-^4^||i  dian secretary", answering a"' quesAA'AMl  tion regarding.the looting at Pekin,. -"' *  replied that the' British' troops'had  V*����  &  *"    V*A  ���%*.<*��  -**! ' 'f^  -a  AM  '-^fgi  South Carolina Slavery.  New York, February 25.���The  following dispatch regarding the  convict lease system operated in  South Carolina, whereby negroes  are placed in practical slavery, was  published ��� here today; Charleston,  Troubles at Hayti..  Cape Haytien, February 25 (via  Haytian cable)���A skirmish has  taken place between Haytians and  Dominicans at Philobert, on the  northern frontier. A party of Hay-  tians were suddenly attacked by a  number of Dominicans.; The Haytian consul at Dajabon sought refuge at Quanaminthe, Hayti, about  fivo miles from, the "frontier. The  Dominican consul atyCape Haytian  has received orders from his government to repair immediately to  the scene of the disturbance and  endeavor tof) put an- end to the  fighting and cause the Hay tian consulate at Dajabon to - be: respected.  Vessel in Distress".  San Juan, Porto Ricpj February  25.���The United States-transport  Rawlins, which sailed from New  York February 20th, .and has  arrived here, reports* that Friday  night last she sighted the schooner  Eva L./Marris of Norwalk in distress and with her crew starving.  A boat load of provisions was fur?  nished to the Marris. The commander of the schooner said the  vessel had left Santa Cruz a. month  before and had been blown of Hat-  teras and that the crew had become  the  stated that there was an agreement between the coal company  and the government that no coal  should be exported until all the  home demands were met. The reason why the new smelters iu the  Boundary had not been supplied  lately was that there had been a  break in the machinery at the miue.  New machinery has now been put  in and they expect to turn out 30,-  000 tons per day. Mr. Bentley also  made a vicious attack on the C. P.  R., alleging that it was the cause of  the whole trouble.  H. E. MacDonnell, local managing freight agent of the C. P. R.f  was present and was asked to give  his views on* the subject. He remarked that ho had very little to  say but said that during the past  six months the railroad company  had hauled from the coal  fields about 1100 cars, and, riot-  withstanding this the Trail smelter  wai forced to shut down twice during that period.  J. J. Campbell, commercial manager at the Hall Mines smelter,  stated that he had tried since last  August and had even begged^/the  coal company, to make a contract  with the smelter company for  coal but had failed. Ho also  stated that he had been in Rdssland  and had found that the largest min-  ��� ing company there wasjusing wood.  When asked the reason^he was told  that a contract had been made with  the coal company for two cars a  day,, and that only one could be  obtained. He wanted to know  what the reason was that this  shortage prevailed. Mr. Bentley  had stated that the coal company  was willing to make a five-year  contract with any smelting company, and "if this is the case," said  sick.     He   declined   to   have ^    _���,  ,   Vessel taken in tow, saying he was I Mr. Campbell, " why could we not  able to navigate her, ��� get  a   contract ?"    Mr.    Bentley  -    Secret of Success.  Vancouver Province.  Just at the present time quite a  number of papers for young people  are passing around this formula as  the   secret of the late P.  D. Armour's ' millions:     "Five   o'clock,  arose; 6 o'clock arrived at oflice; 1  o'clock, luncheon;   6 o'clock, went  home; 7  o'clock, dinner; 9 o'clock,  retired."   Whether or not Mr. Armour adhered to   this schedule���  and it is most probable that he did  ���it does not contain tlio secret ol  Mr. Armour's  great  wealth.     As  the Hamilton  Times puts it: "The  fact-is*"Armour���could~not^have  'earned'    $40,000,000    if    he    had  'earned' $100 an  hour, 10 hours a  day and 300 days a year for every  year since he was weaned.     His  great fortune was largely the  result of speculation, stock exchange  gambling and  promoting   various  companies.    And  the intensity of  his life led to his premature death."  Death of U. S. Ex-Senator White.  Ex-United States senator Stephen  M. White died at his residence in  Los Angeles at 4 o'clock Thursday  morning after a short illness. He  had .been suffering from ulceration  of the stomach, but his. condition  was not thought to be dangerous.  After midnight he began to show  alarming symptoms and sank rapidly. Senator White's family is greatly prostrated.. Since his retirement  from the United States senate several months ago senator White has  been living in Los Angeles, attending to his legal business.  Stephen M.White was born in-  San: Francisco, January 9, .1853;'  was brought up on a farm and educated in Santa Clara college. He  studied law and was admitted' to  tlie bar in 1874. He was district  attorney of Los Angeles county  from 1882 to 1886. He was state  senator and president pro tern of  the state senate from 1886 to 1890,  and during 1888-90 acting governor  of the state. He was elected temporary .. chairman of the national  Democratic convention at St. Louis  in 1887, and was made permanent  chairman of the Chicago convention  in 1896.        .  Nine ounces of sugar is' the extra  allowed in the British army; Russian soldiers get two gallons of  beer; German seven ounces of butter, and Spanish three pounds of  salt flsh.  k been Tstrictly' 71orbiddeuf-'to' - loot.  /Stringent measures had-been taken.���  "Certain'articles bf,valuevwhich Sad.*-"  been 'left^in" the summer palace "  after the Russian evacuation*were>J..  in possession of the British". They\.  would be returned to the Chinese-*-"  when peace was established.."    ." /  "���'  The war secretary, Mr. Brodeiiclc,^  discussing a motion to publish' tlie;"  proceedings of the courts of inquiiy, '  said it was still the-purpose of 'the  government   to   make' a   general  inquiry into the conduct of tlie war  in South Africa when  the war was  substantially^ ended.    No ope could  say   the   war    was,  substantially-  ended while 200,000 men were * engaged in  the military operations.  The government, in the meanwhile,  had   investigated 'twenty   painful  incidents of surrenders of British  troops.   A large number of officers  -hadbeen-made accountable and had^-=  been dismissed. ' No officer returning   from  South  Africa would be  employed   at   home   without lord  Roberts   and   general   Kitchener's  recommendation.   Scarcely a week  passed without an officer being removed or otherwise punished. *  Lose Their Heads Today.  Berlin, February 25.���The Lo-  kal Anzeiger has the following  from Pekin, dated February 25th:  The execution of Chili Chiu, formerly grand secretary, and Hsu  Cheng Yu, son of the notorious Hsu  Hung, tomorrow by the hangman  will occur upon the same place  where last summer two pro-civilization mandarins were beheaded.  The spot is within the German  zone. All the other officials whose  lives are demanded by the ministers of the^powers will be beheaded  in Sian :Fu. The opinion largely  prevails in Pekin that prince Tuan's  punishment will necessitate the  choosing of another heir to the  throne than his son. '  > ������ ���*i*i  ���*s.i*��  ��'.-tl  "-���si  * -^<i  * hi i  Agitated Over Reports.  '������"..���"���'Washington' February 25.���  Southern congressmen have been  violently agitated by the stories  from South Carolina relative to the  treatment of negroes, who are reported to be held practically as  slaves. A number of informal conferences have been held with a  view to drawing, up resolutions  which will insure congressional inquiry into the alleged slavery expose.        ��� , x     .   -   Ministry to Resign.  Madrid, February 25.���At today's  cnbinet council the premier, general  Azcarrama, announced that the  resignation of the ministry would  be handed to the queen regent  tomorrow. THE TRIBUTE: NELSOff B. 0. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1901  S  1  1  ii .  II! *-.  ���ffi-��� ���  In every family is the very flrst and  most important consideration. To  establish and retain it there cannot be anything more conducive  than appetizing and easily digested  food. Try any of tlio following  specialties.  Christie,  Brown & Co.  Rusk Biscuit.  Peek, Freen & Co.  Nursery Biscuit.  German Busk.  Nestle's Milk-Food.  Milkmaid Brand.  Robinson's Patent Barley.  Robinson's Patent Groats  ALL   NEW   PD   FRESH  HUDSON'S  Mht ?&xxbnm.  Nelson now has a chief -for its  fire'department who at least"-has  had some practical experience as a  'fireman.' His'first duty, should-be  /to overhaul the whole department.  ' Harry Bentley's methods are  effective. His mission was to gather  ^���together as the Nelson board of  * trade" a quorum of members who  ,would stand for a Crow's Nest Coal  Company resolution and he has  succeeded.  xTi3i& business men of the city have  lodged _��� with . the police commis-  iSioners an-emphatic=protest against  the dismissal of policeman Kerr  and it is not unlikely that the commissioners will be induced to reconsider their action. *"  The resolution passed at the  meeting of-' the. Nelson Board- of  Trade last evening cannot 'bo  accepted as* representative of the  feelings of the board, but it will  be made to do campaign duty in  the ^ast.    Harry Bentley of Fernie is  now stumping the province in the  interests of the Crow's Nest Pass  Coal Company, and abusing those  who' do not share the same views  as himself upon the proposal to  allow James J. Hill to subject the  mining and smelting industry of  Kootenay to the domination of his  railway and smelter trust.  Last evening a little meeting of  the board of trade recorded its vote  in favor of Hill's application for a  railway feeder into East Kootenay.  At the meeting immediately previous the .same board was recorded  favorably upon encouraging home  smelting and refining; and it is said  that its members stand ready to  pass any old resolution which interested persons may frame for it for  the next meeting.  Tub Yukon railway project which  the Dunsmuir government- has decided to assist during -the present  session Of the legislature is generally understood to be a revival of the  ^Mackenzie and Mann scheme which,  after receiving the support of the  Laurier government, was killed-off  in the senate. Since the Mackenzie  and Mann fizzle, however, the federal government has had an engineering party in the field, with  the result that there is now much  more   information   available   con-  n ��� ' -  ceruing the northern country than  there was two years- ago.   Several  pages of the last report of - minister  Blair are devoted to the line of the  proposed railway which   engineer  O'Dwyer has  explored from Fort  Simpson on the Coast to Teslin lake.  From Tcslin lake it is  suggested  that   light   draught   steamers   be  employed to complete tho connection between Dawson City and the  coast.   Engineer O'Dwyer's line of  railway is 230 miles in length, and  the average cost of construction is  placed   at' $19,876   per   mile,   or  $4,571,500 in all.   The report further suggests, that when built-the  lower   end - of the Fort Simpson-  Teslin Lake road will ultimately be  used as the outlet for the transcontinental line which the Canadian  Northern   Railway   Company will  build through the Yellowhead Pass.  RAILWAY-NOTES.  L  There were justiseven passengers  killed on the railways of Canada  during the'past year.  At the-close **of . the--last fiscal  year there were 17,824- miles of railway tracks in the Dominion,* of  which 17,657 miles were ,in. operation.  In the Intercolonial- railway the  people of Canada have" 1314 miles  of state-owned road; the net profits  from - the operation of which last  year .were $108,033.81.  The "railways of the -dominion  carried'-21,500,175 passengers last  year, an increase of 2,306,810, while  the freight-amounted-to 35,946,183  tons, an increase of .4,734,430 tons.  The -total' expenditures pf the  federal government., upon railway  .'construction amounts" to $151,161,'-  423.48.. The government's .holdings  of railway property, will not equal  the surii total of its expenditures.  !  TThe:gross, earnings, of the Canadian railways last year-were (.$70,-  740,270, an .increase-of $8,496,486  "over the-previous - year, and the  workingexpenseswere returned at  $47,699,198. ...The net., earnings of  the roads were' $23,940,472, an -increase of $ 1,502,805.  - ,   '       ���Law-Reform.  t Manitoba Free Press. _  Alarmed-by-the-talk of law reform in '.Ontario, a deputation of  lawyei'S'has waited on thegoyern-  ment of. that province and protested that - the t maintenance ��� of their  dignity and -position would be inconsistent with < any reduction of  their fees,-and that, any way,-the  average solicitor onlymakes.a bare  living,"but in Ontario, as elsewhere,  no man is compelled to' become a  solicitor,-nor is the maintenance of  the<dignity<and position of lawyers  to be regarded as the main reason  for the existence of courts and  -clients.TTrThe-province of���Manitoba-  would welcome a little law reform,  but the reformer > has yet to arise.'  Thursday Evening's Program.  A most interesting program has  been-prepared- for the concert in  aid of "the public'library to be held  at the opera ��� house on Thursday  evening. , It is as follows: Vocal  solo, "Rory Darling," by Charles  Benedict; 'recitation, "The Wooden  Log," John -Crofts ; 'piano- duet,  "Maskowki's Spanish Dances," Mrs.  R. W. Hannington and Miss Ben-  susan ; musical selection, "A Musical Ride," Mrs. E. R. ' Woakos,  mandolin, W. Winters,' banjo, and  Mrs. Stewart, piano ; "One Hour in  Wonderland," W.H. Dowsing; vocal  solo, "Butterflies," Miss Bensusan ;  mandolin solo, "La Joyeuse," Mrs.  E. R. Woakes; vocal solo, ' "On  Veuia Waters," Miss Lillie ; musical  selection, "Spanish 'Dance," Miss  Hedley;.- cello, - Mrs. Hannington,  and Miss Bensusau, piano.  morning. Deceased was a brother  of J Mrs; Samuel Macdonald. Mr.  Beaton was 39 years of age and came  west 26 years ago.- * He spent most  of-his time in the western states,  where ho was engaged in mining.  Four years, ago he came to this province, and_ at Bear lake was engaged as an ice dealer.  Marino vs. Alexander.  The case of Mariuo vs. Alexander  et al, which has been  beforo tho  supremo court for tho past  threo  days, is progressing slowly. Defendant-Alexander Sproat was in the  witness box all day yesterday.   His  evidence went to show that there  was   no   partnership between tho  plaintiff and the defendants,' and  that   each   wero representing   his  own iuterests.   He also stated that  on December 1st Marino received a  largo sum of monoy and at once  proceeded with tho development of  ,the property and that he was to get  his'money back through tho sale of  tlie ore that he took from the mine.  This was the undei'standing and it  was put into a written agreement.  -The   witness   also   gave    further  details concerning the agreements  that were made aud the various conversations that were held between  the   parties   involved.    His   cross  examination will be continued this  morning.       Although .   defendant  Mclnnes is the only witness to be  examined yet, it is quite probable  that the case will not be completed  until some time tomorrow.  There will be a number of interesting cases before the session of  chambers this morning, as two or  three will come up that were-not  disposed of yesterday.  The greatest waterfall is Niagara,  which sends over 32,000,000 tons 'of  water an hour.  - fPfrt'0* '"^7:0^ '���'**' ** '**' ** ' 0*' ^*'0*':0*> ^9^0^' 00^S^0^  "f\-axz_a_  ���/-fvFs  m  cxxxxxxixtxrzxxsaxxxxxxxxzxxxxEaxxxxj  Spikes and Ribbon Ends ��  \    Just in_ jj  a New Lot of _  ��&\   H    Spikes and Ribbon Ends [j  .?'   1              Spikes from  f___    1        5 Cents to 50 Cents  & Co.  KxlxxixilxixilxirmlrrxniizlT txx;  36 Bakep Street  IIIlVMlimiMl.lTTYtTT...I.III.,TTrTTTT  W  W  ^5l   ��� ��0 ��(B0 ��� 00 *00 * 00 *0^* ��� 00 *00 *���*����� 0^* *00' * 00 ?00 * 0J0 *00 ��� 00 * 0& j      ^-  ^fc> ���^^���**k ���^^������^���>��^,^k*'>^,^K',*>K*^^,>*^"*Ok.*>'^,'^ak.'^>k*^'j^  m  New Laces  and Embroideries  New Allover Laces  in White, Cream, Ecrno,  and Blacks  45c to ��5 per Yard:  inniiiinriniinmninnmmixTmfl  KOOTENAY....  QOFFEE-CO.  ************************  1 Coffee Roasters ;  -poaiers in Tea and Coffee    -.   -_-  *****************.*******.'  , -We aro offering at lowopt prices Ihe best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  ���Teas.        - "  - Our.Bes**, Mocha and Java Coffeo, per   * . .  pound $  10  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds    1 00-  1 Choice Blend Coffee, i pounds    1 00  'Special Blend Coffee, (i pounds'.    1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds    1,00  - Special Blond Ceylon Tea, per pound ���   30  ; ATRIAL ORDER SOLICITED. ?V  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  ���  Telephone-177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  m  m  m.  SPRING AND SUMMER, 1901  The new Spring and Summer Goods are coming in every day.   We hardly know what to tell you about first  Wash Fabrics  A lovely display of-this season's choicest patterns and weaves, novelties  controlled exclusively by us. Dimities, Swisses, French Organdies, Mercerized, Foulards, and Many others.   Prices 26c to 60c peryard.  New Cotton Waists  Superb creations in white and colored, correct styles of 1901. Those  making, selections now have the advantage of sizes and'exclusive novelties.    Prices $1 to $4  New Cotton and Muslin  WASH DRESSES READY-TO-WEAR  They will be very popular this season both for house and street wear  Comeing in white, organdies, Percale, Grass-Linen.   Prices $3.50 to $18  Kid. Gloves 50c.   We have, just 150 pair of odd  sizes in  tans,  modes,'  and grey, to make room for eastern  gloves we  have  marked them just  '60c.   Regular price $1 to $1.76  New Foulards, Sill^s aqd Sateens, 50c to $1.25   New prints and Ginghams 10c to 30c  m  nimmmnrmniiggnnnnianiina  I New Tailor-Made _  . ���     Suits  in Fawn,  Brown and Groys  Prices $12 to $30  mmuimi:muammrCTiimnr  Fred Irvine & Go.  36 Bakep Street  TTTTT.rrT-H-TTTTTT-rTrTTfTTTTTTTTIITlTlTlrTTTr  1        Trunks and Valises  jj Just'Received a Carload of  -I       Trunks-and Valises  ij Which we are Offering at  j Very Low Prices .__  inn (rcxxmxxxizzxzxxzzxxzzxzxnziziixzz:  y^.'0^.'0^ * 0^ *0& *0? *L^ *0^ *00t . 00 *00 . 00 .00 . ^0 .00 '. 00 .00 .-00 . . ^^'^k. ^fc ��� *^. ^^��_59k" ^^ ��� >^** ^^�� 5^>�� <*V,S>�� ^^* ^^�� ^^' ^^^fc'^i  T'i&.3^'_-��^'_^^_^^^_\*_^fr'_^_}*'i@^:^^'.1^'_^0r4^'igBr^*-^^0t*' <^^^^^g;^a��^^'*^^.^^^^;^^^*g^W^^*^g*^p^g-^^*;'^g^g�� f'  321 to 331, Baker Street, Nelson  The Gait Coal office has been  removed to the Ward building, on -Baker street���two  ' doors west C. P. Ii. offices.  ^���.A-full-suppIj-Tof-Galt-Coal���=  now on hand.  W. P. TIERNEY,  Telephone No. 205     General Agent.  REMOVAL  Dr. MorrlKon,  Dentist,  hns removed to hia  new ofllres In tho K-W-C blook.  Compound  Syrup...  OF WHITE PINE AND TAR  ��� WILL  CURE YOUR COLD.  -American ^ and European Plane.  f  MEALS  25  CENTS  v   ROOMS -LIGHTED BY KLKCTMCITT  AND HBATHD BY STEAM  25 CENTS TO ��1    QUEEN'S HOTEL  - BAKER BTKHET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity.and -Heated .withjjot' Air.  Large oomforbable bedroums and  flrstujlasa  dlnlng-room.-Sample rooma -for oommeroUl mon.  RATES S2 PER DAY  Wirs. L 0. C!arKe^PropB  LATE OF THE ROYAL HOTKL, OALOARS  Madden House  Baker and Ward  Stceets.Nelaou  The only hotel In, Nelson- that has remained,  under ono management slnoe 1830.  The bed-rooms are weU-tiirnluhod and lighted  by electricity.  The bar la always atooked by the beet dsm b-  tlo and Imported llqnora and cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H, McMANUS, Manager  Limited.  CHARLES-HILLYER,   . -   iHARRY  HOUSTON,  President and General Manager. -.Secretary-Treasurer  *. All.Communications to be,addressed to either of the above   "   __  We�� are prepared to Furnish  byiRail,.Bapg-e op -Teams  ���������  DIMENSION. LUMBER  /  ROUGHAand'DRESSED LUMBER  .,        .LOCAL und COAST CEILING.  . LOCAL and ^COAST, FLOORING  DOUBEE DRESSED COAST CEDAR  .    RUSTIC,, SHIPLAP, STEPPING  PINE and CEDAR CASINGS  DOOR JAMBS, WINDO W STILES  TURNED WORK, BAND-SAWING  BRACKETS, NEWEL POSTS  TURNED VERANDA POSTS  STORE-FRONTS  DOORSi WINDOWS and GLASS.  Get Our Pplcea before  purchasing elsewhere.  - OFFICE: CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  FACTORY: HALL STREET, C. P. R. CROSSING. -MILLS: HALL STREET .WHARF"  P. Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE TRADE  .   DERATED AND MINERAL WATERS.  vl"PHOKPK & CO., LIMITED.^-Corner'-Vernon  J- and - Cedar streets,- Nelaon, mannfaoturora  of andi-wholeeale dealei-s in eerated waters and  fruit syrups. Bole agenta for Halcyon Spring*  mineral water. -Telephone 00. ������' ,  ASSAYERS'   SUPPLIES.   .  WF. TEETZEL ft CO.-Corner Baker and  ��� Josephine streots. Nelson,"whotpsale deal  era In asiiayera supplies. Agent* ior<Denve  Fire Clay Co. of Denver, Colorado. *   .  , .COMMISSION'MERCHANTS.  HJ. EVANB & CO.���Baker .street, Nelson  ��� wholesale dealers in liquors, olgars  cement/lire brick and Are olay, water plpe*and  steel rails, and-general commission merohaiita.  ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES.  KOOTKNAY-KLKCTRIC SUPPLY & CON-  ST RUCTION COMPAN Y���Wholesalo deal-  era in telephones, annunciators, bolls, batteries,  ���fixtures, etc., Houston blook, Nolson.  FLOUR AND FEED.  KER MILLING   COMPANY  . ~. . " 7~ . " 'Igli  mixed cars shipped'to all - Kootenay Points.  Grain elevators at all principal points on Calgary-  Edmonton It. It.' Mills at vlotoria, New West  uilnater. and Edmonton, Alberta.'.        - ,  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  BURNS 8c . CO.-Bakor  street,. Nelson,  wholesale dealers In -freehand oured meats.  Cold storage. '   '  ���DRACKMAN-  iXJ  ���Cereals, Flour, Oraln,JHay." Straight or  P.  B[bad Ofjmcb at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Remenibor the new staqd   at Corner of Ward  aqd Baker Streets.  Death of Walter W. -Beaton.  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel 'Macdonald  and Prank MeLeod returned to the  city last-evening from Kaslo after  attending the funeral of Walter W.  Beaton, who was accidentally-  killed at Bear lake by falling under  a moving train on Friday last. The  manner of the deceased's death was  sad. He was standing on a snowbank afc the side of the track ready  to hand the engineer a letter when  the-'train passed. The engineer  failed "to get -the letter, and as  Beaton turned to leave ho slipped,  rolled down the bank and went under the wheels of- the train. His  head was mashed into a shapeless  mass. , He had posted letters by  this method before and - never  dreamed of danger. The interment  took  place at   Kaslo   yesterday,  COME AND SEE US.  Bar stookod with best brands of wine*, Hquort),  and Cigars. Beer on draught, ��� Large oomfort-  ahtfl rooms.   Blr��twJafW table boa d-  R. REISTERER & CO.  BRKWER3 AND BOTTUZHS 09  FINE LAGER BEER/ ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular  delivery to hue trade   -  Brewery, at K��l8on  Markets at   Nelson, - Rossland,  Trail, Kaslo, Ymir, Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade City, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  .   Mail Orders Promptly Forwarded!-  West Kootenay Butcher Go.  ALLKINDS 07  FRESH AND,SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  Baker-iStreet,-Nelson &   Q    TRAVES,; HfUU|ga.T  .      , ORllTORfl BV MAtl, riBTlKIO-W HARWITTJT, AWtl PWOIUPT A'fl'VWTinV  GROCERIES.  , ,  A MACDONALD 8c CO.���Corner Front and  ��� Hall streets, wholosala grocers and  ��� 'obbers ln blankets, gloves, mitts, boots, rubbers,  maokinaws and minors' sundries.  OOTENAY. SUPPLY   COMPANY.   MMI-  TED���Vernon   streot, Nolson,  wholosale  grooers.  ' tOHN OHOLDITCH 8c CO.-Fronl) Htreet.'Nel-  - f ^ ��aa. wholegale-crrooera.- ^ ���     r  - mu,- wholosale -grooers.-  J' Y. GRIFFIN 8c CO.-Front street. Nelson.  ���   wholesale, dealers   In - provisions,   cured  'meats, butter and eggs.  HARDWARE AND MINING SUPPLIES.  H. BYERS 8c CO.���Corner Baker and Josephine  ��� streets, Nelson, wholesale dealers In hardware and mining supplies. Agents for Glanl  Powder Co.  LAWRKNCB   HAKDWAKK    COMPANY  Baker BU, Nelson, wholesale   dealers ln  hardware and mining supplies, and water and  plumbers' supplies.  LIQUORS AND DRY.GOODS.  mURNBR,' BKKTON 8c CO.���Corner Vornon  **. -and Josephine streets. Nelson, wholesale  dealers In liquors, olgars and dry goods. Agenta  tar Pabet) Brewing Co. of Milwaukee and Cal  gary Brewing Co. of Calgary,  POWDER, CAPS AND FUSE.  HAMILTON POWDER COMPANT-Baker  stroet, Nelson, manufaotarers of dynauilto,  sporting, stumping and blaok blasting powders,  wholesale dealers In caps and fuse, and elootriu  blasting apparatus.  Canada Drug & Book Co.  .Limited.  If you want all the Mining  News of the Lardeau, you  must become a paid-up  reader of the  LARDEAU EAGLE  FERGUSON, a C,  per year. It fills the bill.  $2  THE GRANVILLE SCHOOL  1175 Haro Street, Vancouver.  Boarding and Day School for Girls."'Will ro-  opon. January lflth. Terms moderate For term i  and prospectus apply to  MADAMOISELLE KERN, Principal.  A. R. BARROW, AiM.I.C.E.  PROVINCIAL  LANDtSURVEYOR  Corner Vlotoria and Kootenay Streets.  P. O. Rmt m. TKLMPHONW WO. (��  Home Grown  Frn it n nd Ornamental Trees, Roses, Shrubs  Vines, Bulbrt, Hedge Plants and Seeds.  Kxtra choice stock ��� of Peaoh, Apr'cot, Plum;  riierry and Pruno Trees. Now importjitipn of  flrst-class Rhododendrons,Hoses, Chwatus, Bay  Trees, Hollies, otc. .*,' ,  80,000 to chooRefrom. No ngonts or. coinmls-  Hion to pay. No fumigation or Inspection charges.  Greenhouse plants, agricultural Implements, fertilizers, beo supplios, etc. Largest and .most  complete stook in the province. Send for cat-,  aioguo boforo placing your orders.  Address  f^. J. IjENRY, Vancouver, B. C.  White Labor Only.   .  CUNLIFFH  & MCMILLAN ,  Founders and Haohinlsts, Specialty of-Ore'Cars, Ore-Bin  Doors and Ceneral Mining Muhhwry.  List of Becond-hand machinery on hand, which has been thoroughly overhauled and is as good  as now: '  1 2--H. P. Locomotive-typo boiler, with engine attached and all fittings, ready to turn on steam.  1 tl"x8" Double-Cylinder1 Friction Drain-Hoist, built "by Ingersoll Co.  1 Sinking Pump, No. 6 Cameron, Now York.  1 Sinking Pump, 10"x5"xl3", outside packed plunger pattern.  Watch this advortuonicnt for further lists, or write us beforo you buy for complete list. We  may have jnst what you want. ��� ��� ,  Agents for Northey Pumps.   Stock carried.  P.  O.  Box 198. THIRD  AVENUE,   ROSSLAND.  SASH AND BOOBS.  WORICiSr     'Wfll'SON  SAW   AND  PLANING   MILLS,  v v ^-r*X.��"*-����^��   I JJ1   urMlTKn-Cornor Front and HaU streehi.  STRACHAN  BROTHERS  PLUMBHRS.  PLUMBING^  AH plumbing is not alike.    See our goods.  Same price as other dealers and  20 per cent Better.  OPPOSITE POSTOFPIOB. KHIiSON, B. O  REILEY &  SUCCESSORS TO &. D. ASHCROFT)  BLACKSMITHS   AND   WOOD WORKFr.*  EXPERT H0RSE8H0EINC.      .  P. J.  Buyer and Exporter of  RAW   FURS  Highest Prices  . Prompt Returns  i Pair; Assortment  ilal attention given to all kinds of repairing , ______ /��.-<����������   -r*   _r+  XS^^S^^M^St^ ^^ I flwp br Express. NELSQN^.iB,. G.  LLMITSD-Cornor Front and Hall streets,  I Nelson, manufaoturerfl of and wholesale doalers  in sash and doors} all kinds of factory work mads  to order.  WINES AND CIGARS.  r��AUFORI*TA WINB COMPANY, LIMI-  IS TJJiD���Corner-Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesalo dealers In wines (case and hulk,  nnd Aomiwtto anil Itnonrtml clears.  ANTI-CHINESE RESOLUTION.  Pursuant to resolutions adopted at a regular  meeting held on Saturday evening, December  22nd, 1!)00, all members of Nelson Miners' Union  No. AG, W. F. M., are requested to use evciy  .legitimate moans  To Discourage the Employment or  Patronizing of Chinese  directly or indirectly. All union mon and others  who believe in making this a whito man's country, are requested to co-opera to in giving effect to  tho aforesaid resolution. , By order, , ....'.  .      NELSOMMINKItS*   UNION.  Nelson; December 22nd.  The abovo resolution has been endorsed bv the ���  Trades and Labor Council of  Nelson, and. all  union men, and otheis in sympathy with it, are  requested to govern   themselves    **'���*-  accordingly.  TRADES &;;LAb8r- COUNCIL OF NELSON  . Nelson, December 22nd.        y ��� :.       .   :  ARCHITECTS.  THWART 8c CARRIK���Arohlteots.   Rooaw f^i&-��-*S?5*'"s^  'i-'j.'  SH|!,-i!&lTfilS-l��*saSLS-d��.fB.1a; .TUESDAY;tfmfitfARYIl*6, iibi  BANK rOP M0NTBEAL  CAPITAL, all paid up....$12,000,000.00  RHST    7.000.000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. Qoorge A. Drummond Vico-President  JO. S. Clouston Qenorol Manager  NKLSON BRANCH  Corner'Baker and Kootonay Streets.  A. B. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all tho principal oltios In Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling  Transfers.  Grant  Commercial and  Exchange and Cable  Travelers' Credits,  available in any port of the world.  Drafts Issued, Oollectlons Made, Eto,  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  wrrn which ia amalgamated  THE  BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Imperial Bank of Canada  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,  Reserve Fund,  t8 000.000  2.000,000  AGCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon.  Geo. A. Cox,  President.  Robt. Kllgour,         Vice-President.  London Office, 00 "Lombard Streot. B. O.  New York  Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 6-3 Branches in Canada nnd tho  United States.  Capita! Authorized  Capital Paid up  Rest  $2,500,000  $2,468,603  $1,700,000  D. R. Wllkle, General Manager.  E, Hay. InBpecter.  Nolson Branch���Burns Block, 221 Baker Street)  J. M. LAY, Manage ,  MUST   NOT  LEAVE  A   CASE.  Savings Bank Branch  CtTRRKNT RATE OF INTEREST PAID.  TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE.  MONDAY'S   QUOTATIONS.-  stock. -Asked.*  B. C. GoldFiolds ?  Black Tail,..".   Brandon & Goldon Crown   Canadian Goldfields Syndicate...  Cariboo (McKinney)   Cariboo- Hydraulic   .'Centre-Star   Crow's Nest Pass Coal   California   Doer  Trail   Consolidated   Kvening Star .'   Fair viow Corporation   Giant   Granby  Smelter   lion Mask   Jim Blftino   Knob Hill   Montreal & l^ondon   Morning  Glory   Morrison   Mountain Lion   Noble Fivo   North Star   Old Ironsldos   Olive   Payno    Rambler-Cariboo Consolidated...  Republic   Slocan Sovereign   Virtue 7. '.  War Eagle Consolidated   Waterloo   White Boar  '  Winnipeg   Sullivan   SALES,     r  1000 Golden Star   500 Golden Star   2500 Waterloo   500 WhitoBoar   500 Whito Bear   500 Canadian Goldilolds Syndicate  2000 Payne   li 00 Morrison   3209 California   .  8  37  1 62  1 16  67 50  3  8  '7  42  !)  GO  0  !)  !)  40  i  80  12  47  _UI.  46}  ��J  30  01  3}'  41  5*  11  Bid/  9    H  ��  4  63  32  1 63  95  60 00  '     5  24  5  2}  3i  41  :k_  4  42  "     6*  7  15  80}  70  301  44  5*3  25  65  3  48  4  12}  13  i��  3  41  .'7  42  8  5  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  threo per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  LOST A rOBTUNE..-  San Francisco Examiner. -  Attorney-Frank H.-Powers'is not  the man, to let a good thing go by  . when there is a chance of his-getting a grip upon it.    Yet he has  ' overlooked   a   chance   ,at fortune  which would afford a better excuse  for   profanity   tham - his ; book,1 "L  Swear," ever did for existence.   In  November, 1894, he had an Englishman as a client who had paid him  more than one good fee, but finally  struck a streak of* hard luck'and,  owing   the   attorney $1250,   gave  him all he could���an assigned claim  to a tenth interest in - nine placer  mining claims. -  The claims were  located   about forty- miles    from  Bakersfield, and even at that time  were     known*  to" be    oil   lands.  Powers tossed,the deed aside and  was'ready to charge up the*$1250,  if not to profit and loss, at least as.  an offset to some*1- of the foes his  former client had,, previously paid  him.  In 1804 all the nine claims had  been leased to Jewett and Blodgett  of Bakersfield for a term of- twenty  years. The lessees were to - do the  necessary woik every year to hold  the claims under the law. The  lessors supposed that this was being done. Some 'time ago, when  the oil movement was beginning to  Jboom_in_Kern^cou!ity, Powers dug  up his deed, which lie had - never  recorded, and without'ever knowing that it referred to land which  was in great * demand asked, his  agent at Bakersfield to put the deed  on record.' The agent-glanced over  the deed and turned white.  "Do you know," said he, "that  part of this land has just been'sold  for $750,000?"  Powers did not know it. He then  began to make inquiry, and yesterday gave this explanation of what  ho had-learned:   .  "Jewett and Blodgett, the lessees  of the nine-^claims, did not carry  out the terms^bf the lease, , but /let  tliilies   : Hilda   ,'iiri-Ml  jif.Kn     lnnai-nra'  Major Atherton, it is reported, has  refused a check for ��40,000 as compensation for the destruction of;his  domestic happiness, and the , task  ahead of those trying to.arrange a  settlement' would seem to be insuperable. The petitioner in this  sensational society scandal is second'  in command of the 12th ��� Prince of  Wales Royal Lancers, a crack cavalry., regiment. He should have  succeeded to the command of the  regiment when lord Airlie was  killed, but he. was passed over in  favor of colonel B. T. Mahon.    .  J The   respondent,   Mabel Louise  Atherton, is the sister of sir Aubrey  Paul.  ' She was married in 1892 and  has a son born in 1899.     She is a  good-looking, stylish woman, about  thirty-five years of age, and belongs  to London's .smartest set.     When  she went to South Africa her husband's   regiment   was" with lord  Methuen's    command   at   Modder  River. _ She proceeded, there and  her actions are said to have been  partially responsible foiv the scathing oriticism of  Dr.- Treves   and  others on the  "plague of women."  In the same camp was the duke" of  Westminster, then , lord  Belgrave,  and the brother of a well-known  South  African   millionaire, *- whose  name has also been entangled-*with  that of the feminine respondent.';  -   Subatitutin��rElectricity.  The   German   emperor   recently  announced his ��� conviction that   it  was time to revolutionize the whole  German railway service ��� by *- substituting .electricity for steam in all  passenger .traffic and relegating*the  steam engine to the work of hauling  freight.     William   III    generally  loses no time in putting his ideas  into execution, when possible, and  the first   experiments   in (running  electrical expresses will be made at'  once on the military road * between  Berlin and Zossen, on which, with  strengthened tracks, herr Rathenau,  who will have charge of the work,  maintains that a speed of from 150  to 170 miles an hour could be maintained  with  safety.- Each of~his  electric expresses  will look like a  sleeping-car,   and will' carry fifty  passengers. r ���  Sin Francisco Examiner.  Dr. P. H. Flood was ordered  to  pay $2000 damages by the supreme  court yesterday.   Evidence showed  that over a year ago lie was called  to attend Mrs. Margaret A. Lathrope.  An operation was deemed necessary  by him.     Her screams interfered  with his application of the necessary  instruments.   He finally said that  if she "did not quit he would quit."  And< -leave   he 'did,  although the  patient was in agony. The husband  followed the physician to the door,  begging ���-him;not to go.   Refusing  to come back; it was - over an hour  before another doctor was obtained,  the woman in the meantime suffering dreadfully.,   The other surgeon  .performed the operation, saving the j  mother's life at the expense of that  of the child.  Mr. and Mrs. Lathrope sued Dr.  Flood and got a verdict for $2000  in the superior-court. Dr. Flood  appealed the case to the supreme  court and yesterday- the latter  affirmed the lower court's action,  saying in part:-  It is the undoubted law that a  physician may elect whether or not  he will give his services to a case,  but having accepted fhis employment, and entered upon the discharge 'of his duties, he is bound to  devote to the patient his best" skill  and attention and to abandon the  case only under one of two conditions. First, where'the contract is  terminated by the employer, which  termination may be made immediately. ' Second, 'where l it is done  after due notice and and -an ample  opportunity afforded to secure the  attendance of other medical attendance. v . . He can never be justified in abandoning, it (case) as did  this - defendant, - and '���'the \ circumstances show a negligence in its  character amounting; well ,��� nigh to  brutality. - , -~  srr-r-  ��� *-*=* ���<*=* ��� -c^ ��^. ^ ��^. ^ .^ ^^ ^��=: ���^���ri ^^  ESTABLISHED IN NELSON IN 1890  GUARANTEED FOR THREE YEARS  Jacob Dovep, The Jeweler, Nelson, B. O.  PRICE LIST OF WATCHES AND MOVEMENTS  Vanguard Movement and Imperial 30-Year Filled Case. .$87  Crescent St., 21 Jewels, Imperial 30-Year Filled Case...   28  P. S. Bartlett Movement, 17- Jewel Nickle Case ...-....$ 8.75  Appleton Tracy Movement, 17-Jewel Silver Case     20.00  m" 7..  ���im7A  ���_.S?f  r��     \u * u     ^e handle all kinds of Watches and Jewelry; and sell them.to compete with ^Eastern Prices.   " - V ~, ^ - -r  Our Watchmaking and Jewelry department has no equal inQKootehay. ;Mail;orders -receive, prompted careful attention^-  mAi  JACOB DO^ER, The Jeweler.  C. P. R. Watch Inspector.   Time received-every morning from Montreal by- direct-wire.-*  - h  -fi.Vi  . '#vl  If?  ���"C=i��^��^c  Ward Bros,  REAL ESTATE AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  D     _>*  Agents for J. & J. TAYLOR SAFES  Desirable Business and Residence Lots  In (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.'  things slide; >un$il ^tlie locators  rights had lapsedljby ���'failure .to do  the, assessment work. These new  locators have assigned their claims,  as I: believe under a preconcerted ���  plan,* to Jewett and Blodgett; and  sothe 'lessees have 'become; proprietors.' It is true I did not put  my deeds on record - and that the  lessors did not see that the lessees  ���ca.rried put the terms of ythe (lease;  but I^claiin that'Jewettvaind- Blodgett are mere trustees of the lessors.  There' will J be a; fight ahead, of  course, and T know now that Jewett  and Blodgett have the legal profession at Bakersfield at their back.  At present I am out of .possession."  The land is in the very center of  the nowfamoiis Sunset Oil District,  and yMr.;. Powers is;��� beginning.'������ to  realize what he-may have missed.   ���  ��� Scandal*;in HighvLife;���--��� ���������-���>  The long anticipated divorce proceedings ybrpujght,- by������;--maj6r;':.T.-/J.  Atherton against his wife, with the  duke of Westminster figuring in  the role of co-respondent, have  materialized, and the leader of the  divorce court in London has been  retained in behalf of the petitioner.  Like Arctic Regions.    ��� - -  A stranger- in New York within  the last few days, gazing at New  York, would, have imagined ���himself in Arctic regions.'   The bay and  the rivers  emptying into it have,  been almost completely filled with'  ice, compelling the tugs and ferries  topiowtheir way slowly7througlf  to'- their  slips,   often   effecting a  landing many hours behind their  time.   Taken early in the morning  the bay looked like a frozen plain  with a few tugs and boats apparently   caught  in the ice.   Snowy  heights of Staten island  completed  the picture of polar effect.   In spite  of this no one can conceive the harbor being closed to navigation, as  the ice packs can be shoved to one  side at almost any point. Although  .the ferries niay be late, to the disgust of the commuters, there is no  hope at any time of persons walking across the water from Staten,  island or Jersey.  ; Not since the winter of 1780! has  such a feat been possible. That was,  during the revolutionary war when  the British were occupying the city  and Staten; Island. Morristown^ was,  occupied as headquarters by general Washington; while small American garrisons were stretched along  the Kill ,yon.; Kull. . So severe, was  that winter that all the bay was  solid. It was possible for an army  to cross the ice with artillery.: This  was Actually - accomplished, as on  January ,15 history showsy that  2500 -Americans crossed from De  Hart's Point to Staten Island with  the intention of ;capturing the  British garrison. The expedition  was only partly successful; Twice  after that -the British made the  crossing, raiding Elizabeth each  time. Prom that time to this the  harbor and the ;Bast and- North  rivers have never been solid and  navigation at all times have been  kept moving, though as now under  frequent difficulties.  ��� The illiterate nations are chiefly.  Russia, Spain, Turkey and t the un-  Not a Pleasant Outlook.'.  ,   '        . ^ ������  Manitoba Free Press. >  ,  The railwaycojupaniesare adepts  at raising bugbears and threatening  that certain dire consequences will  follow, injuring th'e-trade and prospects of Canada, if any one interferes with the progress of the company. This practically amounts to  an attempt to establish a system of  terrorism and to frighten the Canadian .people from taking steps  which-they, consider proper. It is  certainly not an agreeable' outlook'for the people of Canada if the  two great railway corporations in  Canada, the C.-P. R.-and the Grand  Trunk, are to take the people by  the throat and attempt to choke  them into ..acquiescence with their  demands.  MRS. CARR  i TjATB OF VANCOUVER  _JLADIES'^TAILOR���  Parlors formerly occupied by Miss MacMiUan,  Victoria Block.  The patronage of Nelron ladies solicltod.  Dp. Hawkey  Has Removed to the  TURNER-BOECKH BLOCK  Cornor of Ward and Baker Streotri.  THE CHEAT LABOR  SAVINC INVENTION  I.VVAI.IUW.K TO    IIUSINKSS   AND   PROFESSIONAL  The Can-Dex Copying Book and lnl(.  Lottors and othor documents can bo copied perfectly and quickly without the uso of wator,  press, brush or moisture pad. ���:<"."���  ....... JOHN BLANKY,;Agont, Nolson, B.C.  KOOTENAY LAKE GENERAL HOS-  -  PITAL   SOCIETY.  NOTICE OF ANNUAIj MEETING.   .  In accordance with the bylaws of the Society,  the annual general.meeting: will be hold in the  Board of Trade.room on Tuesday, March 12th, at  3 o'clock p m. -      ::;.    yT -.  All annual subscribers of tho' sum of $10 are  members of the Society and eligible to take part  in tho election of directors for tho ensuing year.'  Office on Baker Street, west of Stanloy Street  NELSON.  6. D. d.-CHRISTIE  . General Broker  FIRE,'LIFE AND   /  ACCIDENT'INSURANCE   -"  Money to loan at &% or on tho installment plan.  ,   < v - Fop Sale  The Ilay wood placo. <��� Price and terms on ap-  plicalion.    '      -        ' Jy,-:'  3 fifty foot lots on Robson street .-.$800 00  2 twonty-flve foot lota, Observatory St .T*.. GOO 00  A 23-foot lot'opposite tho-Phair Hotel, a  "bargain t...c.  650 00  Several other good buys are on my list.   *'  �� ' For Rent.  7 Room House, Carbonate Street ..930.00  6 Room House, Mill Street, ~... 25.00  A Ground-Floor Olllce  26.00  ��� i Room Cottage  12 50  The Hay word placo.   Cabins for rent.  See my list of Real Estate.*   >  i\ FULL LINE OF  , Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and ooast.  Flooring  looal and ooaso.  Newel Posts  Stair, Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Bough and   Dressed-Lumber^   Of all kinds, '  *���   IT WHAT YOU WANT IS NOT. IK STOCK  WE WILL MAKE IT FOB YOU  CAMi AND GET PRICES.  ��� *        t  J. A. Sayward  BALL AND LAKE STREETS, msiflOlf  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  $500 in  i*i************ett  The census of Canada will be taken in April, and the "population of the several -incorporated cities will"be known a short  time afterwards. - The -Tribune- publishes Daily and Weekly  ' editions at the following rates of- subscription by, mail: Weekly,  _oneyear$2; Daily, six nioiiths,t$2.50;'one year, $5. The Daily-  is delivered in Nelson by carrier at the following rates: Threev  months, $2.50; six months, $5"; one year, $10:; A large,'number^ ;|  of .subscribers are in arrears,'and a large, number of subscriptions^ ,\  are about.to expire, besides a large number of people in kootenay  and-Yale are about to renew'subscriptions for. newspapers for the  year. In order to make it an object for all these people to patronize The Tribune, the following sum's are offered as-prizes, on,  the'following conditions: '' ���     '-" *" "~A ,  Nelson""..'........".'.'.  Rossland ....  Kaslo...-.*..:".  'Sandon      ���^Revelstoke..  Grand Forks  Phoenix*-.  $60  25  - 26  25^  ,'.- 251  25  25  Greenwood '...-.  ' 25'-  Canada  .".....$100'  British Columbia'.' ,__25,  Northwest-Territories ...^25.  Manitoba  ;.. t,<25;  t Ontario , .., " '25'  "Quebec  : 25^  .New Brunswick    25;  Nova Scotia ';    25  The subscriber remitting- $2vin payment of either arrears"  - or advance subscriptions to The Tribune will be entitled to give  an estimate on the population of any two places in the list named  above; $2.50, to three estimates; $5.00, to five estimates ; $10, to  ten estimates.   Fill out blank,_below, in accordance with above;  terms, and remit amount of subscription to  The Tribune Association; Limited  NELSON, B. C.  mmmiiiniiinimiiiuimmmmimTmnwTm.  NOTICE OF CHANGE OF TITLE.  .Notice is hereby given that at the annual meeting :0f the Kootenay, Lako General Hospital  Society a resolution will bo'moved asking the  lieutonant-governor-in- council to grant a change  of title from -The Kootenay Lake General Hos-  ���bital Society" to "The Kelson Uonorar Hospital  Society."  F. W. SWANNELL, ^Secretary..;  NOTICE.  Rossland, B; C, November 9th, 1900.  To F. B. Salisbury :  Notice is horeby given that I, William Griffiths,  intend to claim the Interests in the following  named mineral claims formerly held by F. B.  Salisbury, on which he has noglected to pay. his  share of the expenses of the annual assessment  work.* To wit:  A one-half (J) intorest in the "Bunker Hill'  mineral claim.  A one half (J) Interestin the "Sullivan"mInoral  olaim. .*'���'.-. '  A one-half (}> interestin the "Fidelity" minora,  claim.    All the adjoining claims, ituatedon the west  fork of the north fork of Salmon river, in the  Nelson Mining Division,  This action Is taken under Section 11 of Chap-  progressive nations   of   the   Orient I ter IS, of the statutes of 1899 and amendments of  an4 of South America. j 19����* WV^^&WSSBS^-:.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocH-  . We carry a complete stock of  Ooast Flooring, Ceiling j Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  y Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico LumberCo. Ltd.  Name  Post Office.  , Province  Amount enclosed $.  Subscription to Edition of The Tribune  Estimate as to population of  Canada      British Columbia  NorthwWest Territories.  Manitoba  Ontario  Quebec  New   Brunswick.  Nova   Soctia.  City of Nelson.  City of Rossland.  City  of Kaslo..  City of Sandon.  City of Revelstoke.  City of Grand Forks.  City  of Phoenix......................    .". [..  City of Greenwood................    This offer holds good until the 1st of April, 1901.  txrningTTTrrTiiiiiiiiiaiiiTiiiiiixtininirtPixiixipuxixtm  H. E. T. HAULTAIN, 0. E.  MINING  ENGINEER  OFFICE-8. 9, 10,  K.-W.-C. Block  NELSON  The Cabinet Cigar Store  G. B. MATTHEW, Proprietor.  Headquarters for  "CARAMEL"   " POMMERY"  MSMILAX"   "VIRGIN-GOLD"  .   ��� Smoklnff and PIpm.  OUR LEADERS���  The well-known. Newdale Creamery Butter  ;   In all sleedi packages i\nd 1-ponnd bricks  September Selected Ontario Cheese  Choice Matured Canadian Stilton Cheese  Fresh* Pogustowr? Ranch Eggs  Sole Agents- for Regal Brand Tea, Coffee and Spices  TBADE8   UNIONS^ / .,     A  N���?on mmiw'.unionno. 96. w..'r.\ti  *!?. m.���Meeta.ln miners;, unions rooms, north--  east corner Vlotoria and Kootonay stroets. overy '  Saturday evening at 8 o'clook. Visiting mem- -  bars weloome.- j�� R. Mowatt, Preeidenfc" Jamer '  Wilkes.^ Seoretary. UNioN.SCALK.or.Wjkaica -  fob Nelson . District���Per-.-shift,-, machine * *  men, $3.50: hammersmen miners. $3.25; muokors, >s  earmen, sbovelers and other underground labor--"-  ers, $3 00.     .<    j -      ,    ���, j.     r-. ,-f^j-*  <* "_%  " ".7y  ���   u ~X'i,  \7 -H_  - .>'-fy  774%  ?���?&  AM  . :  ��::a  rnRADES AND I^BOR COUNCIL.-The teea-^A-Ai-M  ConnoU wlU beheld In the minors' union hall. - . ��-^��  C. P. F. buildin|?.T corner"Baker-iand .Stanley *���-/ " S'M.  .streets, on the first and third Thursday of oach!,' ��� U* -vft  month,.at 8 p, m.-C.;-J. Clayton,^President. ^��>t?t  A. T. Curie, Secretary.' ~   _    -   '"    ,. [ ��- "s2 -ri%  ralar meetlngrs of the Carpenters' Union *  are-held on Wedne "  ;.  qiHB  ' ��re-*iJ?1d on Wednesday evening, of eachn  week, at 7 o'olock, ln the Miners' Union hall cor- x  ner Vlotoria. and   Kootonay.streetB.^Cha'-los* -r^&S  Clayton, President.   John McLood, Secretary.  ���*$$  ������ f* -w.  ���v cpa  ���DARBERS' UNIOxV.-Nolson Union, No. 15��. of AA*M  ~- the International Journeymen Barbers On-    ~v.. i��St.  ion of America, meets every.flrst and third Hon-*' v  day of eaoh month in Miner's Union BW1.1 cornor ^j-*  of Victoria and Kootenay streets, at 8:30 p.m."'V  sharp.    Visiting   brothers cordlall    '    "   .- _ ���    _.w~.~.��-vw.^u^iy lavi'   attend. >,R. McXlahon, president: J. H. Matho-S^-i  &*$$  ���SSi?  rson. sccroltary-frcMuren^  ���'secretary; , -       ,    ���������__ _      _-*> 17< A___.i:&&  s\>*7r^  T ABORKBS' UNION.-Nelson Laborers' Pro*  - TT, toettve Union. No.* 8121, A. P. of L��� meets In A \  Miners' Union hall, C. P. It. block, corner of*"  Ilakor and Stanley streets, every Monday evening ���-  . at 7:30 p.m. sharp..Vlsltimrmembers of theAmorr -'  can / Federation r cordially * invited " to' attend.  A.  J.- Curie,- President, t: * John" Moberts,-trrc-.'.  cording secretary.     _    _ t    , -    -v  ELSON PAINTERS'-UNION-The'. regular ,*  meeting of the  Painters'���< Unlon^ la held  the first and third Fridays in each month at Mln-  ers'>'Union hall at 7M sharp.  J. H. MJiward,,  President; WM J.' Hatch. Secretary.      -  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION���Regular. -.  meotinpi   every Tuesday evening at 8:30  o'clock, in Miners' Union Hall, corner .of Baker   ;  and Stanley streets.   Visting brethren cordially   '  invifed.   Chris. Lift, president; H. Smolser, fln-.  ancial and recording secretary. . "*,"*"       '  ,'V*  . -  -%���  *> ^..  '/TS  .   ' ��___��  &  Morrison & Caldwell, Baker Street, Hefison  piiASTERKRS' UNION���The O^P.'I. A. No.  ���*��� 172, meets every, Monday, evening In the  Elliot block, corner Baker and Stanley streeta, at  8 o'clock. J. P. Mover, oreeldenb; William  Vice, secrotary, P. O. Box 610..  v^  . *4  A  FBATEENAL   SOCIETIES.  ilO.23, A. W; 8cA_.it  eeday in eaoh month.  NELSON, LODO:  Meets second Wl . __.  Sojourning brethren lnvlbed.  KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS- Nelaon Lodge, No  ��� 85, Knlffhte of. Pythias, meets ln5Fo. O. F.  Hall, corner Baker * and .Kootenay streets, erory  Tuosday evening at 8 o'clock. 'Visiting Knight*  cord tally Invited to attend. H. M. Vincent C. C.  A. T.,Park, K. of It. fc S.  ���J7-00TENA.Y   TENT NO. 7,  K. O, T. AT.���  -*���*���  Hold tholrregular meetings on the first and_  t liirt(--Thursday8-of ~eacb���month;   Visiting * Sir  Knights aro cordially Invited to attend,   u. A.  Brown, It. IC; A. W. Purdy, Com.; R. J. Steel.  i   r.  NELSON L. O. Uj  iHalL ooi  Ord  . u v. u.. No. 1692, meets ln L O. O. F.   ..oorner Baker and Kootenay streets.  1st and-srd Friday of eaoh month. Visiting  brethern cordially invited. W. W. Bradley, W  M, A. Minty, Recording-Secretary.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNERS '  To Oko. H. Lammkks, J. R. CnANBTON, or to  any porson or persons to whom ho may have  transferred his Interest in the Harvey Joy  minoral claim, at Morning Mountain, Nelsou  Mining Division.  You are horeby not llled that I have expended  One Hundred Dollars In labor and improvements  upon tho above mentioned' mineral claim, iu  older to hold said mineral.;claim under thu  provisions of tho Minoral Act, and If within  ninety days from the date of this notieo you full  or refuse to contribute your proportion of such  expenditure, togothor with all costs of advertising, your Interest ln said claim will become the  property of tho subscriber, under seotlon four of  an Act entitled "An Act to Aniond tho Mineral  Act, 1900." SILAS H. CROSS.  Dated this 12th day of December, 1900.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT C0-0WNEBS  To T. A. SteVknson, or to any, porson or persons to whom ho may have transferred his  ���interestin tlio LUa mineral claim, at Morn  ing Mountain. Nelson Mining Division:  .*. You are hereby notified that I have.expended  tho sum of Ono Hundred and Fifty-Seven Dollars  in labor and- improvements^ upon the -above  niontioned minoral claim, in order to hold said  mineral claim' undor tho .'provisions of tho  Mineral Act, andif within ninety;days from tho  date of this notice you fail or refuse tocontribulo  your proportion, of .such;;expenditure, togothoj'  with all costs of advertising, your interest ni'paid  claim will becomo the property of the subscriber,  under section four of an Act entitled "An Act to  Amend the Miuoral Act, 1900."  DANIEL  HERB.  Datod this 12th day of February, 1901.  Notice of  Application to  License.    '  Transfer, a  Notice is heroby glvon that I-intend to apply at  tho. next sitting of tho Board of License Commissioners of the City of Nolson' for permission  to transfer my rotall liquor llcenso for the premises situate on the south end; of Lot 1, Block 6, in  tbe City of Nelson^and known as tbo Manhattan  saloon, toCharlOBH.InkandSiogelBoyd:  CHARLES A. WATERMAN.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 15th day of.,February. 1901.'  Witness itArtiiub.K. Vaugiian.  music.  B. Murray, graduate In vocal and Instrumental mu��lo. fa now prepared to receive  Mrs. D.  .. .rumental mu��io. is now .   pupils for instruction in voice culture, Italian  method, also piano and organ.  Fortenns and further particulars apply room  6. A. Mabdoaald building, oorner Josephine and  v*Kson otawfei  _a THE TRIBUNE: NELSON B. 0. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2d, 1901  Assayers  We carry in stock a full line of Assayers'and Chemists'  Supplies. The quality of our goods cannot be excelled  and  our  prices are   reasonable.- ===                 =  Wa are British Colombia Agents for     *   ���  THE DENVER FIRE CLAY CO/S GOODS  WM. AINSWORTH & SON'S BALANCES  '���'-- SMITH & THOMPSON'S BALANCES  BRUNSTON'S POCKET TRANSITS  W.F.  VICTORIA  BtGGK  TEETZEL & CO.  NELSON,  B. O.  THE  Mansfield Manufacturing Go.  To=-  NELSON,  B. C.  Builders and  Contractors  Kootenay Brick &  for a continuance  Having: taken over the business of the West  Lime Company, Limited, of Nelson, I beg to ask  of the patronage which you have heretofore extended them. My  aim will be at all times to supply you with our produets at lowest  possible prices. Being: in a position to manufacture goods in larger  quantities than before, we shall be able to supply the trade at a  lower figure.  It is our intention to install machinery to manufacture our  marble products, and next season we shall bo in a position to supply  these products at reasonable rates.  We shall also Keep on hand a stock of Fire Brick, Fire Clay,  Tiles and Cement. .   -      *",     t      _ .   "  - Our Brlcksand Lime Rock have taken the First Prizes at the  Spokane Industrial Exposition in 1899 and also this year. Wo also  secured prizes last year and this year for Ornamental and Building  Stone. _. ,,-*'*  .. We  Builders.  ���* _._���  are, prepared to offer special rates to Contractors and  i a ���    v *   . '"   v' ���'  i ,     ERNEST MANSFIELD,  for Tbe Mansfield. Manufacturing Company/)  - *        -   ��� - Successors to  The West .Kootenay Brick tf Lime Co., Ltd  [he New  Shoe  EMPRESS SHOES,  For women are too" well-known to  need much comment. They are,  without doubt, the best of all  $3.50, $4, and $4.50 Shoes.  We refer our- readers who question their quality 'to friends who  have worn them.  CALL  AND   INSPECT.  CITY LOCAL NEWS  Born in Nelsou, on Monday morning, to the wife of Laurence Peters,  Silica street, a son. �����  ^-G. L. Lennox and the Beer Brothers are now occupying offices in  the Aberdeen block.  Mayor '., Fletcher ��� yesterday received from Mrs. Greyerbiehl a subscription of $2.50 toward the relit f  of the Cumberland mine sufTererf.  An arrangement has been arrived  at between the contractors of Nelson and the members of the carpenters union, whereby the eight-  hour day will go into effect on Friday next.  Word was received in Nelson  yesterday to the effect that Robert  E. Lemon had been appointed warden of the Nelson jail and J. H.  Nolan chief clerk in the registry  office in this city.  A farewell smoker will be  tendered the volunteers for service  in South Africa by the trades unions,  of Nelson.this evening in the Opera  House. A good time is promised  and a cordial invitation extended  to ail.  A. F. Rosenbergei? left last evening 'for tho Lardeau district, where  he will report pn some mining properties. J. G. Fogler will take  charge of his office in the K.-W.-C.  block during the absence of Mr.  Rosenberger.  Frank Boileau, the Frenchman  who was arrested on the charge of  stealing a dresser and other articles, came before stipendiary  magistrate Crease yesterday, but  was* again remanded until this  morning. The prisoner asked for  time to secure witnesses.  ^ Charles A.-Waterman has decided  to reopen an office in Nelson, and  has engaged rooms 14 and 15 in the  K. W. C. block. By the lirst of the  month he will have the old sign on  the door, and under the firm name  of Chas. A. Waterman & Co., will,  give his attention to the business of  J a general, commercial agent and  auctioneer?    '_. -   - ~*  - The 'freight train which left  Nelson.' at six o'clock0 yesterday'  morning met with an accident which  delayed traffic a short time. - As'  the train approached Slocan Junction, one of the heavily-loaded cars  'jumped the track and turned over  on its'side. A wrecking crew was  immediately despatched "from 'here  to clear the track.' Rapid "work  was done and/ the passenger train  for Rossland due to leave . here at  eight o'clock was'delayed only a  few minutes.  that have put in an application are  requested to be' present. The number to be taken from Nelson haa  been placed at 25, but as only 14  men will be taken from Rossland it  is probable that more than 25 will  be taken from here. Those who  will come from Ros9land are as  follows: T. J. Jones, J. A. Trim,  F. B. Smith, W. A. Keith, G. S.  Douglas, L. T. Herchmer, J. Hendry,  A. Gannoway, H. M. Campbell, AV.  W. Hipper, J. R. Miller, J. McCamis,  S. K. Oakes and G. Williamson.  The New Appointee.  H. F. MeLeod, who has been appointed registrar at the local land  registry office, and who has been at  Victoria for the past three weeks,  where he was becoming acquainted  withthe work, has returned to Nelson. ,-The office, which is rapidly  being put into shape, will be opened  on Saturday; W. J. Fort, the chief  clerk at -the Victoria office, will  arrive in "Nelson on Saturday to  assist Mr. MeLeod for the first few  weeks. /Although Mr. Nolan has  been appointed assistant, it is quite  probable that another clerk will be  needed. The opening of the office  will be a great convenience to eastern British "Columbia, as by the  present. method all deeds, mortgages and transactions, in connection with real estate have to be recorded at Victoria.  HD  <te  isrEiiiiSoasr  KASLO  s-A.3srr>o*N-  STOVES!   STOVES I   STOVES!  HEATING STOVES, COOKING STOVES, AND STEEL RANGES  Sole Ageqts for the Original Cole's Hot Blast Coal Heaters  SEE OUR GUNS AND RIFLES  HEADQUARTERS FOR ALL KINDS OF AMMUNITION  TRI.KPHONK �� SUna. Corner Baker and Josephine Stieeb  Baker  Street,  Nelson  <_. .-'  h  p..  ��i -  l*B       *  n  W  ll*e  The Nelson Clothing House  Great Slaughter Sale  96  tf  Mining Records.  The   following   mining   transactions   were    recorded    yesterday:  Certificates of work, to R. R. Shram  ou Avary, Denver and Bay Horse;  to Joseph Collett and E. J. Marcoux  on Mary No. 1.   Locations: Kate on  Clearwater creek, by H. F. Steeper;  Paragon, near Deer Park,' by "Frank  Seidel,   junior.     Transfers:   From  Andrew Sostad of Erie to the Detroit & Erie Gold Mining & Development Company, entire interest in  the Norway, Red Cloud and Hobson  claims on Whiskey creek for a nominal   consideration; - from  William  McArthur   and   F.    Broadfoot   of  "Salmo to   WilliamTSliackleton and-  Charles G. Simpson of Nelson one-  half   interest   in    the    Snowdrop  claim on Sheep creek for a nominal  consideration.  FROM 10 TO 25% DISCOUNT FOR THE  NEXT THIRTY DAYS.  In order to make room for Spring Goods, I have decided to Hell for tho noxt thirty days all  goods in Htcck at greatly reduced prices. All her.vy goods away down, cost not considered, and in  Clothing, Gentfi' Furnishings, Hutu and Caps, and Hoots nnd Shoos 1 will give from 10 to 25 por cent  disconnt, and all Rubber Goods al cost. Now la the chance tp partake of the best bargains over  offered in the Kootonays. My Htock is all now and up-to-date and tho Halo is genuine, so now avail  yourwrif of tho best opportunity to get goorl goodf, nt less than wholesale prices. Remember this is  for only 30 days. -  ���J.  A.   GILKER,   Proprietor.  from 75e to $3.50.  1'  t  3   .  I.  k  w.  For the balance of this month we are offering special reductions in  Carvers, Ladies Companions and Nickle-Plated Copper Ware.  Lawrence Hardware Co.  BEAUTIFUL   GRAVURES  AND ETCHINGS  of Landscapes and other scenes, Free with every purchase  of two packages of Cream of Wheat, the Breakfast Dainty.  Houston Block.  Telephone 101.  f, 080X176.  JOHN A. IRVING & CO.  Had Two Bibs Broken.  Samuel D. "Howell, who has for  some time past been employed as a  driver for W- P. Tierney & Co., had  two ribs brokon and received other  internal injuries by being mixed up  iu a runaway yesterday morning.  It was at the C. P. R. yards where  the accident occurred.   Howell had  given, the   team   a   drink at the  creek, but forgot to put the bits  back in the   horses' mouths.   He  started   the team iii the uptown  direction,   when the   horses   soon  became unmanageable and started  on a lively run along the street.  The    wagon   struck   a   post   and  Howell was thrown high in the air,  lighting on the ground with much  force. He was unconscious for some  time and was unable to tell how it  had happened.   He was removed to  his home on Kootenay street in a  hack, where he was at once attended by Dr. Hall.   He is now doing  nicely.  Constabulary Recruits.  Dr. Kennedy and lieutenant  George S. Beer, who have been recruiting men at Rossland for the  past two days, returned to Nelson  last evening. They were successful  in securing li men, although they  were at liberty to accept 25. The  men selected are strong and healthy  and apparently capable pf standing  a great deal of hardship. They will  come to Nelson on Thursday, and  on Friday all those from .this district will leave for the east. Recruiting   of   the Nelson men will  start sharp  at  9  o'clock at  the  armory this  morning'/   AU those j is the sorting of hog's bristles as it  More Frdmotions.    -  ������  Another, change was made in the  local staff of the C. P. R. yesterday,  when conductor David McKay,  who has been in the service of.the  company for the past sixteen years,  was promoted as assistant train  master to alderman Hamilton. Mr.  McKay has for several years - been  running from Nelson to Robson. It  is said that Mr. Hamilton, who now  Holds the title of train master, is to  be promoted-to chief train master  of.the Kootenays. .James Lawrence,  who is now trainmaster at Smelter  Junction, "is to be" transferred to  Nelsou, where he "is to hold the  position of- chief train, dispatcher.  This_ris~ in connection 'with- the  changes, which were' mentioned in  The Tribune, yesterday.  0. P. B." Improvements.    ���  In view of/the application, for a  Charter for fa line from the Great  Northern"; railway into British Co-  lumbia,'.the Canadian Pacific has  decided to .carry out a number of  important   improvements ' on   the  Crow's Nest-Pass branch pf its system   during   the   coming, summer.  Fifteen' locomotives have, been ordered for use exclusively' on this  line, and a large amount of rolling  stock, which .has been ordered,- is  expected to be .ready to cope with  the traffic about March 1st.   It is  to meet the rapidly expanding output from the mines this new equip-,  ment is being obtained and the improvements on the system are being,  made. :_   CURIOUS FACTS.  Two hundred and , twenty-four  gallons of fresh water .weigh a ton.  A single sunflower - breathes out  twenty gallons of water in a day.  In 1830 the world's railways  measured 219 miles. Now there are  370,000 miles:  ���Potatoes brought into Russia first  in 1769 caused fearful riots, being  called devil's apples.  Holland has nine miles of canal  for every one hundred square miles  of surface,^ 2700 miles in all.  The weight of the air which  encircles the earth is equal to that  of 581,000 cubes of copper, each  1093 yards square.  The funnels of the steamer  Oceanic are of "such gigantic proportions that two' tram cars could  pass through- them, side by side.  The jellyfish .has no' teeth, but  uses himself as if he were a piece of  paper when he is hungry, getting  his food and then wrapping himself  about it. -  More steel is used in the manufacture of pens than in all the sword  and gun factories in the world. A  ton pf steel produces about 10,000  gross of pens.  Before the German empire was  unified, an author had to obtain 22  different copyrights for a book, and  a railway bill had to pass through  14 different parliaments.  When the smoke bells are suspended over gas burners to shield  the ceiling, it "is better to have  them come as low as possible, but  not closer than .12 or 15 inches to  the flame.  Iii the United States there are 134  cities which have a population exceeding thirty thousand. They  have a total population of 18,872,462.  The average population is 140,839.  The most costly piece of railway  line in the world is that between  Mansion House and Aldgate Station  in London, which required the expenditure of nearly $10,000,000 a  mile.  An example of patient industry  is carried on iu Tien Tsin, China.  Each one of the bristles has to be  picked out, measured and placed in  the bundle of hairs of corresponding length.  In a recent case of pneumonia in  Brooklyn 8500 gallons of oxygen  gas were^ used, the sick man was  packed in ice, an alcohol bath was  given every 25 minutes and four  quarts of milk with three quarts of  whiskey were administered daily.  The patient recovered.  According to the most recent census the population of Belgium is  6,750,000, which for its 11,378 square  miles of territory gives 593 inhabitants a square mile, making Belgium the most thickly populated  country on the globe.   -  PEBSONAL.  W. N. Broyton of Kaslo was in  the cily yesterday.  J. E. Billings of Greenwood is in  Nelson for a few days.  James Kelly of Sandon and A.  Smithof Phoenix are registered at tho Madden  HOU80. ���  E. Nelson Fell, manager of the  Athabasca mine, was in the city on business  yesterday.n ,"      , _ ���  W. H. DeArcyof Winnipeg; genr  eral claims agent of the C. P. R.', arrived In the  city ^yesterday.        :�� ,    - -     <  ' J. M; Livers of Moyie, S.-B. Snider  and Harry H. Cooper of Vanoouver are registered at the Hume. ,  J.* B. Mackay of Montreal, N.I.  Wortbington of San Francisco. G.'W. White of  London and T. Q. Holt'of Vancouver are.registered at the Phair."     - _-  BUSINESS  MENTION.  Cellar to Rent���ApplyThe Royal  Bank of Canada. ,������    "  '*��� "  To let���Furnished rooms- in Carney block.  Apply Miss Garrett.  Go to the Old ^Curiosity Shop if  you want to buy or sell anything. - ,  Cash paid', for ' scrap' iron, __brass  and copper.  Nelsorilron^Works.-  -Hack  calls left atT the   Pacific  Transfer, barn on Ternon street. Telephone  callSS. - . i - -  Wanted.���A good   smart, sober  man to act as porter and ye rd man at the Hotel  Phair. ; _        "      -  For Rent.���Two fine offices cen-  ��� trally located. Apply to A. H. Buchanan, Bank  of Montreal.    .    ,. -  Two large,-well-furnished rooms  to let. 1 and 5 Macdonald block, corner Josephine and Vernon.     >  Nelson Employment Agency,  Baker street, J. H. Love. Wanted���Cook, dUh-  washer, woman-cook, tio-makers, axe-men. _-  Japan Tea of all' kinds to suit  your taste. Sun Cnrrd, Spider. Leg, Pan Flrod  in bulk or packages   Kootenay Coffee Co.  ' Wanted���A few first-class stonemasons and stonecutters on the Robson bridge.  Union wages paid. Apply- at the work. John  Gunn. __        -  -  Found.^A pocket-book containing a small sum of money. .Owner can have  same by proving property and paylug for this  advertisement*. . . =���;- = . .���  CHEESE  Perhaps you did not know,  but we want you to learn  now and remember that  we make a feature of  cheese of all kinds.  MacLaren's Imperial In all Sizes.  MacLaren's Roquefort.  Imported Swiss.  Also the Finest Canadian Croam.  KIRKPATRICK & WILSON  The Leading Grocers.  Telephone 10  K-W-C Baker Street  Messrs. McEwen & Simpson, corner of Josephine and Silica stroets, have had  their store connected by telephone. Their number is 271.  For fresh candies, fruits, nuts, &c,  olgars and tobaccos of tho best brands, call at tlie  Bon Ton Confectionery, Baker street, Miss A.  h. Klmkwltz.  Furnished Room to Let���Large  front room to let; centrally located. Apply toM.  M. Fraser, East Victoria street, near corner of  Hendryx.  i  That fine blend of Ceylon Tea we  aro selling at thirty cents per pound is Riving  tho best of satisfaction to our many customers.  Kootenay CofTee Co.  Go to the elegant store if you  want style and comfort in your corsets. Nothing  but imported goods, west block, corner of  Baker and Hall streets.  For rent���On March 1st, house on  comer of Front and Park streets. Five rooms,  bath room, eto. Kent, including water, $23. Apply to K. Kilby, noxt door to Mcliride'a stables.  Western Canadian Employment  Olllco���Male and female help of all kinds furnished free of charge. Victoria stroet, next door  to Public Library.   Phone 270.' P. O. Box 711.  We  have   Indian,' Ceylon   and  China Teas in great'variotyy" choicest quality.  We make a specialty of blending teas and sell  them in any quantity at lowest rates. Kootenay  Coffee Co.  Farm to rent cheap���with about  300 fruit, treep, one-half acre of strawberries, one-  half acre other small fruits, and five acres of  clover. Kent to be paid In making improvements. Apply M. Tribune ofllce or Telephone  91, Nelson.  $100,000.    I want a gold mine  netting 8100,000 annually. Free milling gold prop"  eitics wanted. Send price, terms, full report,  etc. to Andrew F. Rosenberger, Room 4, K-W-C  Block, Nelson.  Telephone 104  Wanted ��� A woman   who   can  take charge of general Housework. Three  children. Good home for right person. Wages  SIS a mouth. Will pay half fare to Ferguson.  Write at once to R. P. Pottipieco, Ferguson, B. C,  care of Eagle.  The Prospectors' Exchange is the  only place in British Coliinibiajwhere prospectors  can exhibit samples of their ore to the mining  Sublio. Send samples of your ore for exhibition,  roohargos mado for exhibiting your ore and  listing your property. Room i, K.-W.-C. Block,  Nelson.   Telephone 104.  Miners 'Strike  A poor dinner or tea plate it will be sure to  break. We have a line of Camp Ware that" looks  neat and will wear like iron. *  /Hotel  and  Restaurant  -;���   '' 7 ���'��� *-,='--' *-;    AA!7 *T\A^ ^     y ....  Ware a specialty.   Watch for our import order.  direct from the  English  Pottery, .when  prices  will  be. cut' in  two.  ,  WILLIAM HUNTER & COMPANY  GROCERIES AND CROCKERY.  BAKER, STREET, NELSON.  OUR SPECIAL SALE OF A NEW CONSIGNMENT OF "WHITEWEAR IS STILL ON.  rL^ie^Flanhelette^Nigfitgowns regular SltOolbr fUc.  Ladies Flannelette Nightgowns regular $1.76 for $1.26  Misses and Childrens Drawers, to clear at 26c. ;  .   Black Satin Shirt Waists, to clear at $1.00  Black and Colored Mercerized Shirt Waists, worth $2, for $1.25  A special drive in  Boys Wool Hose.   We have too   many of  these and as long as they last will sell at these prices:  Heavy Ribbed Wool Hose, 46c line at 26c  Heavy Ribbed Wool Hose, 60c line at 35c  Heavy Ribbed Wool Hose, 66c line at 46c  Wo"are daily opening new  spring goods which  we will sell ot remarkably low prices  to suit tlie  times.  A. FERLAND <& CO.  nxiinixiiiTTTnajmxTcgiaTTiTTTTTTn......'mnrTTTf  Surpassing  Display in  Fall Suitings  All the fashionable creations  in Fall and Winter wear are  included in my last consignment of -Scotch ' and Irish  Serges, Tweeds and Worsteds, and Fancy Trouserings  TEACHES  WANTED.  Teacher wanted for Velvet Mine school, near  Rossland. Salary 950. Address applications to  H. H. Browne, Velvet Mine, Rossland, Secretary  ofBoand.  E. Skinner  Neelands' Building, Baker Streot.   FRED J. SQUIRE. Manager.   C. W. West & Oo.  COALtj WOOD I  Anthracite ?W.75  Crow's Nest    6.15  Blairmore    6.75  *D*l*nXiI*^***ElBSlI3  AGENTS IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY,- Ltd.  No order can be accepted unless accompanied  by cash.   2ft��3S&lbl1    TIUPHOME 33.  WE HAVE  Improved Incandescent  Mirror Globe Lamps  Now in Stock. , They  Improve Electric Light  Fifty   per   cent.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY  & CONSTRUCTION CO.  Nelson, B. O.   , _  THOMPSON & DOUGLAS  Victoria Street.  PAINTERS  Decorators and  Paper Hangers,  4  ARTHUR   GEE  MERCHANT TAILOR.  TREMONT HOTEL BLOCK.  Largo stock of hlgh-clasa Imported goodfl.  A  >eclalty of tho sauare   shoulder���the latawb  ;y of tho  fashion In coats.

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