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Array 52235*5;  if  m  ESTABLISHED  1892  WEDNESDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  11;   1901  DAILY EDITION  .-���im  'i-I.  r'��  MANYWANTTOGO  NO TROUBLE GETTING RECRUITS IN NELSON.  CAPTAIN LECKIE SELECTED TEN  FROM THE NUMBER OF .  APPLICANT?.  Captain J. Edwards Leckie had a busy  lime in this city yesterday in" enlisting  men fnr the Canadian Mounted Infantry  contiVigent -which is to be dispatched to  South Africa. Although those who desired  to go had but a few hours' notice as to  the arrival of the recruiting oilicer there  were two men to volunteer for service for  every one that the recruiting oilicer was  authorized to take, and had anything like  ample notice been given of the time for  enlistment it Is safe to say the number  of voluneors would have been more than  doubled, as there are a number of men  employed in the mines who had expressed  a desire for service when the opportunity  offered. What was true in thc case of  Nelson was also true in" the case of Rossland, where some th.irty-1'ive men volunteered for the ten places authorized, and  the same will doubtless be found to have  been the case in every recruiting station  in ~the-province. This goes to show that  it is money rather than men that the imperial government is short of.  - Captain Leckie did not get down to the  work of enlisting until about 2 o'clock in  tho afternoon, and when he was ready lo  do business there were a. number of volunteers anxious to get their names on the  list. The Greenwood contingent were  among   the    first.     This    included   J.    L.  "Meiklejohn, the big townsite boomer and  prospector, who had rseen service in thc  Klondike in tbe management of one of the  first papers in tho land of the midnight  sun, and who is taking chances that military duty Is no harder than the editing of  the overdraft column of a newspaper.  Meiklejohn it is understood had a close  call in getting away with the contingent,  as he is a big load for any horse to carry,  but his ability wilh the ride' and his undoubted horsemanship won the day for  him. He is the Scotch representative of  the Greenwood party. ";  ./��� R. J. Coulter was Ireland's representative, who while in Green^vooij -wan on*the  staff of the local branch of thc Bank of  British North America, and F. AV. Gladden, who has been roughing'.it in the hills  of the Boundary for several seasons was  England's representative.  There were six Nelson'men .who secured  places on thc list, the remaining, place being secured by Trail. , All told there were  nineteen applicants, made- up as follows:  J. L. Meiklejohn, R. J. Coulter and F. AV.  Gladden of Greenwood; "IS. Kerfoot of  Greenwood and J. .L.' McRae of Similkameen; S. Neelands, J. Simms, Fred Ellis,  P. F. Horton, E. S. Tuck, G. C. Murdock,  E. C. King, K. TT. Marlott, AV. Somcrton,  Thomas Dunn and Clarence Howell of  Nelson; G E. McMullin of Ireland; and AV.  Isley of Trail. Dr. Kennedy, of the Northwest Mounted Police, who conducted the  examination of the applicants, said they  were, with'one'or two exceptions, a remarkably fine set of men, but as there  were places for but hall of them the other  half were bound to be disappointed.    The  children. Tho family settled in Caledon  township, Peel county, Ontario, in 1S3G,  and had thc hardships and privations and  blessings of thc average old country people  who as pioneers settled In the Ontario  bush when there were no roads and no tea,  and very little of .nything except  frosts and disappointments. Yet today  that portion of Ontario Is one of the garden spots of Canada. AVilliam Houston  was n fair type of the Canadian farmer.  He never mortgaged his farm, nnd always  managed to have teams that could take  prizes at thc township fairs, nnd around  his barn could always be found plows or  wagons or other farm Implements that  took high rank as specimens of the skill  of local mechanics. He was a Reformer  in politics, and had read the Toronto Globe  for 57 years, and probably never voted for  a Conservative in his life. A Presbyterian  In religion, no "Sunday was loo stormy to  keep him from attending church. He had  his faults. He Hketl his friends and was  not on speaking terms with his enemies.  One of his sons and a grandson live In  Nelson.  nnd in transit and supplies of the total  value of 11,016,000. At the mine, the low-  grade oro dump is valued at $100,000 net."  The directors add there is $100,000 owed  the Le Roi by olher companies, but that  this will shortly be paid. The directors  nl.-'o say the assets will exceed the total  liabilities of the company by about $250,000.  A GREAT FACTOR  CITY AND DISTRICT.  ten successfdl applicants were J. L  Meiklejohn, R. J. Coulter and F. AV. Gladden of Greenwood; Thomas Dunn, J.  Simms, Fred Bui's, c. E. King, E. S. Tuck  and J. Fry of Nolson, and AV. Tsley of  Trail. They will leave on the Crow's  Nest boat tomorrow morning and catch  the train for tho east. As the contingent  will not leave Halifax until the middle of  January there will bo a month in which  tho men can brush up on their drill.  Captain Reekie left this morning for  East Kootonay and Fort Steele whero he  will complete the work of recruiting. Tt  is said that a number of local men who  passed the necessary examination here  but failed to get on thc list will follow  him in the hope of meeting with better  luck over there. Among those will be  Fred AVollaston.  AVhile captain Leckie was in the city  yesterday .captain Macdonnell of.the local  company, of ,R. -M. R. broached the matter  to the district officer-commanding at Victoria of the desirability of forming a packing corps for service in connection with  the troops,, the idea being to do away with  th'e cumbersome transport arrangement  which In the past has very seriously impeded the movements of the troops in the  field. It was pointed out that such a  corps could be raised and the work of recruiting the same had been volunteered  by lieutenant Tom Brown of the Nelson  company of R. M. R., who, had.also seen  service in South Africa with the second  contingent of Canadian Mounted Rifles.  In support of this suggestion It was urged  that with 100 or .150 pack animals.it would  be an easy matter to carry provisions for  the entire battallion for a period of ten '  days, which would enable them to operate  a considerable distance from their base of  supply and to leave the roads entirely,  something utterly impossible with a  wheeled transport. The D. O. C. at Victoria referred the matter back to captain  Leckie and by him it was passed on to the.  authorities at Ottawa, so that it is likely  that the suggestions will receive attention  in plenty of time to permit of its adoption  if the scheme commends Itself.  Died at Alton, Ontario.  William Houston, senior, died at Alton,  Ontario, a week ago. Born in Renfrewshire, Scotland, he came to Canada in the  j;arly 30*3 along with Ms parents ana lhelr  The deceased was 00 years of age, several  of which wore spent in this eity, in the  course of which ho made many warm  friends. He was a sufferer from asthma,  wliich was thc cause of his death, together  with other complications.  Frank Grantham of " Ymir and Miss  Maude Crease of this city were married  in St. Saviour's church yesterday morning by bishop Dart. 'The bride Is the  oldest daughter of the late Charles Blandford Crease of Barrie, Ontario, and a sister of police magistrate Crease of this  pity.--The bride was attired in a traveling  'dress of grey broadcloth with satin trimmings. Mr. and Mrs. Grantham left on  tho morning train for the Ymir mino,  where Ihey will mako their home.  The members of the iNelson Operatic  Society held their last rehearsal last evening for the production of the Chimes of  Normandy, which they contemplate giving In the opera house on Wednesday,  Thursday and Friday evenings. Those who  have .witnessed the. rehearsals are unanimous that the forthcoming production  wil! be the most successful of any attempted by the local operatic oociety. Therp has  been a very good advance sale for seats  for the two first performances, whloh has  given rise to the report that there are no  good seats remaining lur either of these  nights. This story is denied, however, by.  the management and those' who contemplate taking in the performance on any  of the. nights may be assured of good  seats.  Frecheville's Loudon Cable.  ROSSLAND, December" 10.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Frecheville's cable from  here on November 25tli reads: "The auditors make thc profit from the Le Roi  mine and smelting works for the year ending June 30th, 1901, $5S5,000, all of which  was used for improvements. . All the plant  is flrst-class. I estimate the reserves of  ore at date above the 900-foot level at  4S4.O0O tons, of the value of $11.75 per ton.  The total cost per ton in the future ought  not to exceed $9. The lowest level in the  mine so far driven shows a shoot of ore  21 feet wide, which gives average assays'  of $15.75 per ton. The shaft is down 1050  feet. Thc inventory of November 23rd at  thc smelter shows oro aud matte on liand  Greenwood Local News.  GREENWOOD, Decomoer 10.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���A letter received by a  Greenwood friend from AAr. S. Keith, at  one time editor and part proprietor ot the  Greenwood Miner, and later employed ln  the local customs olllce, who joined the  South African contingent, states that he  has been seriously and probably permanently injured. He was thrown from his  horse and hurt his spine. Ho Is incapacitated, being now unable to ride horseback. He would like to return to Greenwood If he could obtain some office or  other light employment.  James Lawrence of the Lawrence Hardware Company was the only Nelson arrival here today.  IN THE SETTLEMENT M&DE  AT PEKIN.  TS      T> _    -\r,.���,r,n.^i r.r^     nf    M-.^    O.     T>,     -R_     r_nci\.  neering  staff  at  Revelstoke  is  in  Nelson  on business.  John Kane, who is employed in the Calgary branch of the business of P. Burns  & Co., was In Nelson yesterday visiting  friends. He Is on his way to the Greenwood branch of the firm.  J. Labarthe of Trail, who for a day or  so filled the post of superintendent oflthe  Northport smelter, but who resigned  rather than have the responsibility without full authority, was in Nelson yesterday.  The C. P. R. bridge over the Columbia  river at Robson is now receiving the finishing touches. With the completion of  tho work on the approaches the structure  should bo ready for use within a week or  ten days. " - ��� . -n-  , Another week of fine weather will complete the work for this .season upon the  postoffice building. The contractors are  desirous of finishing the flooring for the  second story, when the" work will be  roofed in and the doors and windows  closed for the winter.  The Nelson -Operatic Society, a purely  local organization, will render the "Chimes  of Normandy," a comic opera, at the  opera house tonight. Those who have witnessed the rehearsals claim the performance will be better than any of Jthose  -"previously girfjn 7>y the society.  Complaints are being made against the  Crow's Nest Coal Company for refusing to  nil orders " for coal to be delivered at  points in Kootenay. It is claimed there  is no scarcity of cars on the sidings at  Pernio, so the coal company cannot have  the excuse tbat the Canadian Pacific is  responsible for tho coal shortage at points  like Nelson and Rossland.  At the Nelson record office yesterday a  bill of sale was recorded in which Charles  Munroe transferred lo AVilliam Allen the  whole of the Minnietta mineral claim situate on McGarrity creek, some ten miles  southwest of Nelson. Certificates of work  were also granted to Jens Olsen on the  Sunset minoral claim, and to W. B. Mc-  Isaac on  the Express.  AAr. P. Robinson, ex-sheriff of South  Kootenay, died at his. residence in this  city shortly after 10 o'clock last evening.  Another Securities Company.  NEW YORK, December 10.���The Commercial Advertiser has the following today: "A" charter was filed here under  the laws of New Jersey this afternoon  which apparently is intended for a combination like that embraced In the charter  for the Northern Securities Company,  which is absorbing the securities of the  Northern Pacific, Great Northern and  other northwestern railroads. The title  of this new corporation is the Southern  Securities Company and except as it differs in certain provisions which have been  the subject of adverse criticism, it is on  substantially the same lines as tho Northern. Securities Company.  BRIDGE PLANS ARE DUTIB6LE  Seizure Made at Victoria.  VICTORIA, December 10.���The plans for  the New Westminster bridge, for which  the government is calling for tenders,  were seized today by the collector of customs for duty. They were" prepared at  Kansas City by Mr. AVaddell, the bridge  expert, and the collector of customs contends that they are liable to $3000 in duty,  this being twenty per cent of two and a  half per cent of the estimated cost of the  bridge. The plans of the Puget Sound  Bridge & Dredging Co. for the proposed  bridge at Point Ellice were seized for the  same reason. The provincial government  is appealing to Ottawa against the action  of the collector. . The amount of duty  claimed on the plans irom the Seattle  company Is $460.. ���   .  Premier Dunsmuir has decided to- close  the Alexandria mine on account of the  action of the miners in quitting work last  Saturday to attend a meeting for the purpose of forming a confederation of all the  coal mining unions in the,.district. The  miners decided to confederate. Premier  -Dunsmuir says he will always treat with  his own men but not with representatives  of a con federation whieh includes employees of other companies.  The ten men from Victoria for the Canadian Rifles which the Canadian government is raising for service in South Africa  left for the east tonight. They are corporal F. H. Anderson, H. Robinson, E. C.  Carey, N. McDonald,- J. A. AVarleigh, H.  'Little, R. C. Martin, A. C. Poyce, A. A.  Haggarty and J. Pauline.  Investigation has proved that the fire in  the Extension, mine, where the terrible  disaster occurred a few months ago, has  not been smothered through thc air being  shut off and it will likely be necessary to  flood  the ..mine,   as   was- done  at  Comox.  This, besides being a costly operation, will'  take a long time and after the fire is out,  It will take longer to pump out again, so  that the mine would be closed indefinitely.  EASTERN CANADIAN TELEGRAMS  . TORONTO. December 10.���Hon. W. S.  Fielding is here today, He expects parliament to meet the usual time in February.  BROUGHAM, Ontario, December 10.���  The largi barn and outbuildings of John  Mitchell of Green river was destroyed  by  firo  today.    Loss $2500;  insurance $800.  SYDNEY, Capo Breton, December 10.���  The steamship Ella, captain Lund, ln ballast fur Sydney, arrived off Pcatterla Island disabled. A boat containing fivo  men was sent ashore this morning to communicate with the ugents. AVhen nearing shore the boat capsized and four men  were drowned, one being rescued.'  TORONTO, December 10.���The Dominion  government has appointed two men to examine into the correctness of the census  as takon by the Dominion enumerators.  This course is taken on account of the  census of police, which showed Toronto's  population considerably larger than the  Dominion, census made it.  Philippine News Notes.  MANILA', December .10.���Thousands of  people are, leaving Balanga province for  places of safety. General James Bell reports an important engagement ��� between  a force of insurgents at Libo, province of  Camwynes, and a detachment*of the twentieth Infantry. Three Americans were  killed. The loss of the enemy is not known,  but It is believed to be heavy. General Bell  anticipates a speedy extermination of the  irreconcllables.  William B. Preston, formerly a captain  in the 43rd regiment of infantry, United  States   volunteers,   has   commited   suicide.  To Confer on Trade Matter?,   .  MELBOURNE, Decetiioer 10.���The right  Hon. E. Barton, prime minister of Australia, has cabled to sir AVilfred Laurier,  the Canadian premier, accepting the suggestion of the latter that representatives  of the Dominion of Canada and the commonwealth of Australia meet and confer in  London next June, upon trade and other  mattera<   *mwiw&^<jL��*maii*&**  MINISTER  ROCKHILL   TELLS   OF  THE POSITION MAINTAINED  BY HIS GOVERNMENT.  AVASHINGTON, December 10���Following is a, synopsis of minister Rockhill's report to the prssldent on his negotiations  with the powers in the settlement of the  Chinese   indemnities  and   punishments:  As regards the punishment of the responsible authors and actual perpetrators  of the anti-foreign outrages. The government of the United States, while insisting  that all should be held to the utmost accountability, declined to determine in every  case the nature of the punishment to be  inflicted, and "maintained that the .Chinese  government itself would in every case  carry them out. As^ soon as tho chief  culprits had been punished, considering  tlie terrible losses in life and property sustained by China, not only through the  Boxers and their adherents, but by the destruction of Tien Tsin, Pekin and the  military occupation of a large portion of  the province-of Chi Lt, the United States  threw the weight of its influence on the  side of moderation and the prevention of  further bloodshed. To this it was mainly  due that the long list of prosecutions  which had been .prepared by the representatives of the powers of Chinese in the  provinces charged with participation in the  massacres or riots were repeatedly revised  before presentation to ��he Chinese government. The demands for capital punishment were finally reduced from  ten to four and many on the list, for want  of sufficient eveidence, were removed or  lighter forms of punishment asked for.'  AVhile seelting with the other- powers the  best means to prevent the recurrence ol  such troubles and guard in the future  American residents in Pekin from such  dangers as they had passed through tho  United States did not lend its support to  any plan whicli contemplated cither the  prolonged occupation by foreign troops of  any portions or points in China or 'the  erection of an international fort.i>*UtlieJcity .  of "Pekin hem which to carry on-friendly  relations with the Chinese government,  and their rights, under the treaties.  As regards tho third point of the negotiations, the equitable indemnification oi  the various states for the looses ,and expenses incurred by thtm in China and in  sending expeditionary forces to relieve tho  legations and foreigners at Pekin and restore order and also the securing of in-  edmnities to societies, companies and individuals for their private losses through  tho antl-foreign riots, the government of  the United States advocated that the sum  total of these indemnities should not exceed a reasonable amount well within  the power of China to pay. After careful  Inquiry we reached the conclusion that  with her present resources and liabilities,  China could not pay as indemnities to the  powers more than two hundred millions of  dollars, and that the exaction of any larger  amount would not only entail permanent  financial embarrassment on the country,  but might possibly result In either international financial control or even loss of  "terri tory. The representative 6 f life"  United States was Instructed acordlngly,  and he was further told that in the opinion of our government tho amount should  be asked of China by the powers jointly  without detail or explanation, and afterwards divided among them' according to  their losses nnd distributed among them.  You also stated that every facility for  payment should bo accorded China and  the debt should be paid by bonds issued  at par and bearing thc three per cent in-  toress running for thirty or forty years.  Though lt became necessary after protracted discussion in the conference, to  accept the proposition of the other powers  to demand of China the r>um total of their  losses and disbursements, reaching tho  enormous sum of $3_:t,000,000, our Insistence  in pressing for a much lower sum nnd the  weight of the arguments'adduced In favor  of such a policy resulted-in closing thc in  demnltles nt the above lump sum' whr-n  they bid fair to go on swelling indefinitely.  This and the acceptance of your suggestion that the Indemnities be paid In bonds  issued at par and bearing a low rate of  interest (four per cent) was finally agreed  upon, running for forty years, resulted In saying a vast sum to China and  hastened the evacuation of the country by  the expeditionary forces and the restoration of order and normal relations with  the Chinese government. '  In connection with the question of the  indemnity, I should particularly mention  that it having been proved necessary to  the powers in their search for revenues  applicable to the service of the indemnity  debt that the existing normal five per  cent ad valorem customs tariff of foreign  imports should be made an effective five  per cent ad valorem, the United States  declined to consent to the above increase  of the customs tariff un imports unless  (1). All tho treaty powers and China  agreed to co-operate in the long desired  Improvement of the water approaches to  Shanghai and Tien Tsin, and (2) that specific duties should be substituted for tho  present ad valorem ones in the tariff on  foreign imports. Both of these conditions  were ultimately agreed upon. No divergence of views existed,, fortunately, between the representatives of the powers  on thc question of improving the channels  of direct communication between them and  the Chinese government. Thc long vexed  question of the ceremonial to he observed  In the public audiences granted by tho  emperor of China to foreign representatives was finally settled by the plenipotentiaries on lines perfectly satisfactory  to all parties to thc negotiations.  The tsung II yamen, or bureau of foreign" affairs, which the experience of forty  years had shown Chinese and "foreigners  alike to bo unwieldly and incapable of discharging the duties devolving upon it was  altered in the way suggested by the conference, changed Into a responsible ministry of foreign affairs and organized on  lines similar to these adopted in every  country in the world.  Such in brief, has been thc role played  by the United States tn the conference at  Pekin. While we maintained complete influence, we were able to act harmoniously  in the concert of powers, the existence of  which was essential to a prompt and  peaceful settlement of thc ��� situation. We  retained thc friendship of all the negotiating powers, excited a salutary influence  in the cause of moderation, humanity and  justice and secured adequate reparation for  the wrongs done our citizens, guarantees  for their future protection, and labored  successfully in the Interests of the/whole  world in the cause of equal and impartial  trade with all parts of the Chinese empire.  AVard 2, R. Barclay; AVard 3, J. H. McCarty; AVard ���!, Thomas Sharpe; AVard 5,  D. A. Ritchie, J." L. AVclls. A l>y-law to  raiso money for improvements to lire  hulls was defeated. Municipal elections  were held In the territories yesterday with  the following result.": Calgary, Thomas  Underwood, mayor; Lethbridge, AVilliam  Oliver, mayor; Moosejnw, C Unwln,  mayor; Regina, 3. AV. Smith, mayor.  OBE EXPERIMENT  r  The Speedy CycJerr,  NEW YORK, December 10.���The bike  racers at Madison Square Garden tonight  were ��� grinding away to retain positions.  Mile after mile was clipped off and befora  another day is passed the record is in danger of being broken. In the early morning thu men had settled down to a somewhat loafing pace, but spurts were frequent. At-7 o'clock the leaders had cut  off 8 miles of the 18 they had fallen behind  the record. The attendance keeps up and  tonight there were 5000 people in the garden.  Florida Street Duel.  SOLFA,   Florida,    December   30.-G.    A.  Powell   aud   J.   S.   Overstrcct,   two   prom-  . incnt   naval   stores   manufacturers,   shot  and  killed  each  other 'in  a  face  to  face  duel about-10 o'clock today.   The two men  fhad som6 w.ords arid.both drew their .re-  'volvers., iFrom-what   facts 'are , at *��� present   obtainable ftoth. emptied  their "revolvers  without  doing any  damage.    Powell  then' went  into   tho  house  and "came out,  with a rifle.   Both fired together and'each  man-   fell.      Oeverstreetr     was,   instantly  killed and Powell lived only an hour.  DIFFERENT METHODS FOR  WORKING PRODUCT''  WORK OF THE FEDERATION  NICARAGUAN CANAL  BILLS  Senator Morgan Again to the Fore.  AVASHINGTON, Deeomuer" 10.���After a  number of nominations had been confirmed  senator I odge called up thn IIa.y-Pn.unce-  fote treaty and made a brief statement  regarding thai convention. The senate  then adjourned in order to sive the Democratic caucus committee an opportunity  to hold a meeting. Mr. Lodge contended  that the new treaty does away wilh all  the objectionable features ot tho treaty of  the last congress and enumerated the particulars in which the revised agreement  conforms to- tho action of the senate in  the last congress when the old treaty was  before it. lie analyzed thp new treaty from  beginning to end, showing that in specific  terms it abrogates,. lh(i ..Clayton-Bulwer  "treaty of 1S50, which, ho said, had stood  constantly in the w'ay of the construction  of the isthmian canal." The abrogation of  this treaty, he contended, was a most important achievement and he did not believe that the United States should or  would lose an opportunity lo secure the  concession. Senator Lodge said further  that practically Great Britain had agreed  to turn over tho management ofthe canal  r  i ,  to the United States, not only in timo of  peace but in tini3 of war. It is understood that the treaty "will be called up tomorrow.  Senator Morgan introduced a bill providing for the construction of the Nicaraguan canal. The bill provides an aggregate  of $l.SO,OOn,000,:*1 of which $5,CO0.*'OO is immediately available, and of which aggregate sum such amounts as arc" necessary  to be appropriated by congress from timo  tn time. The control of thc can.il and of  the canal belt Is vested in a board of  eielit citizens of the United Slates, in addition to 'he secretary of war, who is to  be president. The merni.ers of lhe board  ni'i.���to-be-paM-a-sahiry uf SSOOO-ii-yutr-and-  thev are tn be chosen regardless of political alfiliat'on. There is a provision authorizing thc establishment of a regiment  from the regular army on thc canal belt  lo guard it properly, and conrls 'ire also  authorized conformable to the powers  granted bv tbe governments of Nicaraguan and Costa Rica. There Is nl'-o  a provision making three divisions of the  canal during tho construction and there'  Is to bo a Thief engineer and two n0"^-*  tont engineers o" oach division, the chief  to receive a salary of $0000 and the h'ssls-  tnnts $3000.  Many Animals Purchased.  CrirCACO, December . in.���A dispatch  from New Orleans to the TntcriOqe.in says  that the I3rltlsh war office hns'- greatly  Increased lis shipments of mules and  horses frooi New Orleans .to South Africa.  There a.o now eight large British trnns-  I'orts at the horse and mule landing, tlio  largest number at any time since' the  Boer war began. They carry from 1000  to 1500 animals, and will be loaded as fast  as possibl.;.- The announcement is made  that these Inc.vm.sp:! shipments of mules  and horses to South Africa will continue  for several months. A cable dispatch to  the Inter Ocean from Cape Town states  that the colonial government had made  a requisition for over 1000- riding horses In  the Cape division. The owners are prohibited from selling their horses to anyone except the representatives of the  government.  A New Switnmine Record  PHILADELPHIA, December 10.���F,. Carrol Schaefor, national swimming champion, representing the university of Pennsylvania tonight established a new record for the three hundred yards, covering the distance In I minutes and 2-5 seconds. The. previous record made was four  minutes and seven seconds, held by  Shaofer.  Winnipeg's Municipal Election.  AA'TNNTPKG, December 10. ��� Winnipeg  lind a quiet civil election today. John  Arbuthnot was reelected mayor by about  (100 plurality. D. A. Itoss was second,  with 1"I0 votes, nnd captain Cirruthers  third, with 79'. There were several exciting contests for aldermen in lhe wards.  ���Tho. results are:   ;Ward 1, C. Campbell;  Sound on Chinese Exclusion.  SCRANTON,   December   10.���The   exclusion   of   Chinamen,   Japanese   and   other  Asiatics   from   American   territory,   ticket  scalping   legislation   and   advisabilities   of  adopting  a. universal  label  for  non-union  made goods,   were  the  ,/nncipal  questions  that claimed attention of the delegates at  today's two sessions of the American Federation  of  Labor.    The  resolutions  advocating  the exclusion of tlie Chinese wero  adopted   by   the   convention   without   consideration, but in the matter of excluding  natives of Japan and other Asiatic lands  a  snag was  struck  and  this  part of  the  anti-Mongolian   agitation   was   killed   so  far as the present convention is concerned.  The   special   committee  having  charge   of  the exclusion matter was  unanimously in  favor  oi"  i'.v.-ot-ibiy  reporting  tha  Chinos-  sectio.n' of the resolution,  but was divided'  in   regard, to   the   Japanese.     Tho   Pacific  coasl'delegation, wliich led the discussion  on  Chinese  exclusion,   wero  divided  when  it  came  to  exclude  other  Orientals.    The  burden  of  the  remarks  of  those  opposed  to   the  Japanese  resolution   was  that  the.  Chinese   immigration   law   to   prevent   a  Japanese invasion may endanger the passage by congress of the Chinese'act.   The  ticket  scalping debate  was  quite" a lively  affair.     Tho   delegates   representing   the  railway    telegraphers    opened   'the    fight  against  the resolution,   making  the  point  that   such   action   was   beyond   tne   jurisdiction   or   tho   federation.     The   "typos"  were  helped  along  In   their argument   l'or  the adoption  of  tho resolution  by several  ���socialist    members   'of     the   'convention.  AVhen  a viva  voce  voto  was' taken'those  in favor of permitting ticket scalping won  by   an   overwhelming  majority.    The   resolution   for  a  universal   label,  which   had  been  carried   on   a, long  time,   was   again  defeated.    Those  favoring  the  Idea  fought  gallantly,  but the delegates had made up  their  minds  on   the  question  and  crushed  the  proposition  when  it  came  to  a  vote.  The  convention  disposed  of much  routine  business   during   the   course   of   the   day.  Tho   important   question   of   trade   autonomy  will  be  sent  to a  special  committee  which will he announced tomorow.  Shook the Earth for Miles  SHARON, Pennsylvania, December 10.���  An explosion tint shook the earth for  miles around, shattered windows ain3 moved adjacent buildings from foundations  and caused the injury of nine men occurred at tho Sharon Steel Company's  plant today. Of the nine injured four were  taken to the hospital. Tho explosion oe-  cured In (he casting department of the  "pig mill.'' The metal was being poured  f ro rn"The~Tuld Iki-ITTto-1 lIe"casT ing~nTaclTine"  when it came in contact with some water,  which causpd a blast that was felt a  great distance. The casting house was  completely wrecked. Large strips of  heavy corrugated iron beams and other  material were hurled hundreds of yards  hv   the   cvilosion.  Patterson to Be Deported.  MANILA, December 10.���The supreme  court todav discussed the writ of habeas  corpus In -.he ease of Patterson, the Kng-  li.--hin.iii. private .secretary of Sexlo Lopez,  whose deportation is sought by the nuth-  ciltles hero, as he refused to take the  oath of allegiance to the United States  when bo landed at Manila. Justice Cooper  (IlHMMitP'l. Paierann will bo deported on  the.first  .steamer  bound   for   Hong  Kong.  Swreping Democratic Victory.  IIOSTON, Massachusetts. December 10.���  Tho Democrats overwhelmed the Republicans in the city election today, general  P. Colliiiu being elected over mayor Thos.  Hart by Ihe largest plurality In a quarter  of a cenlury. The Democratic association obtained control ot both branches of  the city government, elected their street  commissioner and practically all their  candidates   for   school   commission.  Lake Navigation Closed.  AVEST SUPERIOR, AVIsconsIn, December 10.���Navigation at the head of the  lakes hat elos-ed. The last boats have  loft the harbor, one, tho Norwnlk, loaded  with lumber arid the other, the Sacramento, with a cargo of grain for Buffalo.  Several more steel built boats are ex-  peeled to arrive tomorrow with cargoes  of coal. These will be the last and they  will winter here, making a fleet of about  30 boats that will spend the winter in  the slips at thc ���'hip yards.  Railroad Across Alaska.  AVASHINGTON. December 10.���Representative Sibley Introduced In tho house .a  bill authorizing the construction of a railroad across Alaska frt-in Cook's Inlet to  Behring straits, a distance of Sr.O mll_3,  by trans-Alaskan railroad companies. The  bill grants a right of way 100 feet on each  side of the track and provides for the  cession of each alternate section of land  for a distance of ten miles on each side  of the track.         *   .j.^Un^  OF SNOWSHOE MINE-EDI30N CONDUCTING AN ELEOTBI-   .  -     ��   '/������rOALTESI.T  .7-"pi  PHOENIX,   December  10.���A.   J.   McMillan,   managing  director  of. the,.Snowshoe .  mino.Jias been spending, a few days at-the  property, previous" to*1 starting  to ^"Lbnd.on,  England,  where  he  will  consult _with vthe  directors of the Snowshoe Gold & Copper  Mines,   Limited,   in  regard  to  the  further -  exploitation of the property.-., He>le_tHhe  camp yesterday and will leave for the old  country ln a few days. Before leavliig he  gave The Tribune correspondent some iii*  formation  as  to  what  the  company proposed   to   do   In ��� the   near   future.   As   is  1 known,   the*, company "has   been   looking  around with a view to arranging for'the  -reduction of the great tonnage of ore'that  the Snowshoe is now'capable of turning'out  whne the company, sees fit to do so���this -  being'the'result of two years or more of C  steady development that has been going on  at this property. Mr. McMillan stated thnt  two kinds of experiments were being mado ������  with the- Snowshoe ore. One of these was *���  by the electric process, and Is being con- x  ducted   personally   by   the   great   electric- '���  ian  Thomas  A.   Edison  at  his  laboratory  In   New, Jersey.   The  other  is.'bjy the\oil  process,; and wlll'-Jbe. do.ue' Hby \ the JElmpn  Oil  Concentrating-Works' In-Engrland.Thl's .  latter,   though   still   to  a  large  extent  in-  the experlmental'stage,' Is ��� said ��� to-be-quite, ���  inexpensive, the cost' being not more- than  $1 per ton. A pl(ant, in fact', is .now, being*:,  installed,-at- Stratton's"Independence  mine'-.  at "Cripple  Creek,  Colorado,  of which  the-'  earl of Chesterfldld'is chairman, the same  gentleman   being  chairman  of ��� the- Snow- ,  shoe  mine.   Mr. ��� McMillan--expects -to *ax-Zf  rive In London in ,tlme to see the. experl-"-  men tins with'the Snowshoe ore -by, the-oil  -.iroeess.   " ��� '"'',, '   '    7   Z  ���   Recently  large  Improvements-have  been"  going on  at  the. Snowshoe mine,, lndteat- *  ing that the company Intends toowork.the   -  proper yton an extensive scale at" an .early,-  date. Buildings costing nearly $10.000" have' '.,  been erected, including newbunlc-and new  boarding  houses,   office  buildings' and' .superintendent's   and   foreman's   residences.,:.  All  of  these  were  constructed  in" a /most -  substantial  and modern  manner.  In  addl-'-  tion to this the C. P. R: spur at the'mine  has been extended so as to allow, the load- -  ing of  ten  cars  at  a  time,  and  new  ore,  bunkers   have  been   built.    In  every  way .'  possible  preparations have been  made-'for..,;  working the mine on a large scale before''  .  long. . -   ._   . .      -\-j..f. ���  Mr.  McMillan also placed an order this .  week with tho Jenckes Machine Company.''  of  Sherbrooke,   Quebec,' for-, the  first -half-   .  of   a   Rand   duplex   air   compressor   of  30-. '  drill   capacity,    the   same   company' also'  supplying two SO-horse power boilers. The - '  whole new machinery plant Is to 'be dellv-.' ���  ered by  the end of February or sooner.  Mr. McMillan .was asked the direct qties- ���  tion as to whether his company really intended to erect its own smelter for there-''  duction   of   Snowshoe   ores,   as   has   been -  commonly   believed   for   some   time.   The  Snowshoe  manager  did  not  give  a  direct  answer, .but  said   the  company  was  ln^_a_"  I  1 Ji  I  -   '-r  ���r ���   I.  ,  SE  , "��� 'I'l 1.  X   ,--��� 'i,  ��� *V*-�� j  -,-  position to do so if It seemed best. The  impression was left that lt was the full  Intention of the company to do this Just  as ��oon as It had been decided which was  the best and most economic process for  treating the ores.  Late developments on the Snowshoe  have shown that the ore bodies are getting larger, to say nothing of the immense  tonnage of decomposed ore on the surface  of the property, which the management is  now preparing to shfp. Experiments with  the diamond drill have been going on for  .some months with most satisfactory results and are still being continued.  Proceeding in Senate and House.  WASHINGTON, December 10.���The opening session of the senate today was devoted to routine business such * as tha  presentation of petitions," memorials and  bills. The senate then went Into executive  session on motion of senator Lodge, who  has charge of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty,  and adjourned nt 5:5f> p. m.  Speaker Henderson, at the session of the  house today, announced the appointment  of committees. Usually thei committees  are not appointed until after the holiday  recess, but speaker Henderson had the  situation weir In hand when congress met  and having completed the lists, he announced them. The early appointment of  the committee should facilitate legislation   considerably.  A speech on the Philippines was delivered by the venerable ex-speaker Calusha  A.  Grow  of  Pennsylvania.  Mr. Burke formally announced the death  of senator Kyle and as a mark of respect,  the house adjourned. The adjournment was  till  Friday,  Prominent Colombia Liberal Dead.  COLON, December lO.th (via Galveston!  ���Senor Monriozn, a brilliant lawyer and  prominent liberal, who drew up the capitulation papers after the battle of Panama last year, is reported to have died at  Chorrerra recently of typhoid fever. Another version of Mendoza's death Is that  he was shot hy general AMctorlano Lorenzo, the liberal commander at Chorrerra, as the result of an altercation regarding tho advisability of the surrender  of the liberal forces In that place to  the government* :...-...-.. ���,  .     , ^  " ^ L..V_l.-.-i..i'3"i_i-l'.'*'^,^lli-JiB  '. ���.-Jirrr'J-'-'-* ��ie+mt*X- ��� THE NELSON TRIBUNE,  WEDNESDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  11, 1901  fair,  ial  KA  pi ���  i*w ���  h*s* i'  ii*? <r -t  P  J W "   '^  lift '��  <���  fZlT'  ���fi,-,.-  ���^ ���  %%'  MY  If:  ���II'  Ii:  IS*  IP*  is^"' ���  ia- *��  I  l*s  I**" i1  re.  * ���  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  BOOTS AND  SHOES  We have lately received a large consignment of all the newest styles and makes of Ladies' and Gentlemen's Boots and Shoes,  including the most np-to-date styles. - T   ,.  Speoial attention is drawn to a large assortment of Ladies'  Tine Evening Slippers, one, two and three-strap with.Trench  leather heels.   Ladies' Queen Slippers, the newest and nattiest.  Ladies'pretty Pelt Slippers made by the celebrated "Dolge  Telt Boot" makers. .  We are sole agents for the Jenness Miller Hygenio Shoe.  Our stock of Men's heavy and light, Walking Boots second to  none.   Nor is our stock of Bubblers and Overshoes.  Women's and Misses Oardegans at the low price of $1.75 and  $1.50 respectively. , ���. ,   ��� . ��� i  A large assortment of Boys and Girls Boots, especially made  neat and strong for school wear, to choose from.  WATCH   OUR   WINDOWS  THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKES STBEET, NELSON, B. 0.  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  fc  gang  is   now  laying  rails  on   this  * ;,l >���   4  GLIMPSES  OF NELSON  Tbe most popular  souvenir forChi ist-  oias is our  HEW ALBUM OF VIEWS  "GLIMPSES OF NELSON"  ALL HEW PHOTOGEAPHS.  Showrooms Mason St Rlech Pianos.  MORLEY&LAING  BAKER STREET. NEMKW. B. C.  f&hz ��rtteme-  SUBSCRIPTION.  RATE'S.'  Daily by mail, one month...; I jjj?  Dally by mall, three months J g>  Daily by mall, six months * ou  Dally by mall, one year. ;......... 6 uu  SemT-w^kly by mail, three months...    50  ftemi-weekjy by mall, six months 1 oo  Semi-weekly by mall, one year-.������ �� M  Postage,to Great Britain added.  <ADVKRTI8ING   RATE8..  Display -Advertisements run regularly  per iucb per-month .���������v HW  Ifrun less than a month, per inch per   ������  insertion   ..7..'.....;............ ���    *��  Classified Adt and Legal Notices, per    -  word for first Insertion      l  For   each   additional, .Insertion,   per       -  word   ��������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������     ��"*  Wholesale and Business Directory Ads  (classilled). per line permonth........   EO  Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and-Trades Unions, per line,  per month     *  A-Mi-ess all'letters���  ' _    .    _..  THK   TRIBUNE   ASSOCIATION.   Ltd.  John Ho'iston. Manager.  .     Nelson.,B. C.  .frH-H"M"H"M��M' frfrI"M"M'-M-M"M'  j,       - ,��� ���."��� < .   . "i ������ 4.  * NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS *  ���K BY CARRIER. "> +  4.                             ,          - 4*  * On Saturday next, subscribers +  ���fr whose Tribunes are delivered by ���$���  ���_��� carrier wlllbe expected to-pay <��  ���fr the carrier TWENTY CENTS; the +  *i* subscription price for the current' 4*  4-/ week. ���  ������                      ���         .- 4.  .M..i..i..iMiMi,;i���n..i.,M- ���i"i"t"i"i"H"i"M"H"i'  The mere fact that the report made by  _Bernard_McDonald_on_the-Le_Roi-mine-in  July last is not considered a statement of  fact by director Frecheville of the Le Roi  company should not discredit British Columbia as a mining country and Rossland as a great gold-topper camp. Bernard McDonald is probably a greatly  over-rated man, and little attention should  be paid to his reports as a mining expert.  No mining country has made either a  great or a lasting name for itself on the  mere reports of experts. In fact, some of  the best mining districts In America have  been turned down by experts; but the  turning down did not afterwards prevent  their mines from being developed into  great properties. Rossland has been  turned down repeatedly by experts, yet  mining men still have faith in Its mines.  The ore may not be as high-grade today  as It was -in 1895,. but where one ton was  mined then twenty tons can be mined now,  and the cost bf freight and treatment has  dropped from $14 a ton to tl. People should  not lose, faith In a camp because of differences of opinion between experts. Rossland Is a great camp, and will be a greater  one once Its mines are managed by honest,  cl^ar-headed managers,, who are willing to  treat mine workers fairly and will attend  strictly to mining, leaving the politics of  the country ��� to be looked after by politicians and. lawyers.  The city* auditor does hot seem to be persona grata with either mayor Fletcher or  the mayor's right bower, alderman Selous.  If :the, city, auditor does his work well,'  the people of Nelson will care little  whether auditor McDermid Is liked or  disliked, by: other officials. It is a, noteworthy fact that the auditor-general of  the Dominion of Canada is .often*disliked  by the government in power and ��� Is cordially hated by many subordinate officials  who would like to get something  from the Dominion treasury to which they  are not entitled by law. So with the city  auditor of Nelson. He may not be liked by  mayor Fletcher and alderman Selous and  may be cordially hated by other officials,  but the people have. confidence In him.  He not only safeguards the interests of  the people, but the interests of the city  /officials as well. If he discovers where  they have made errors, le It not better for  Jheiti  a��  Individual?   to  bftve  their  Wie-  takes shown them within a month after  they are made than after a year or more  has elapsed? City auditor McDermid has  done the city good service In the last two  years, and if his services can be aeoured  ,for another year it would be a mistake  to allow him the chance to refuse because  of a difference of a few dollars in salary.  The property owners of Nelson, if they  would have their property increase In  value-must see to it that the city is absolutely independent of the West Kootenay Power & Light Company. That company will not give anyone wishing to start  an industrial enterprise' near Nelson a  special rate for power, and why make people who wish to locate in Nelson pay it  tribute? The wishes of mayor Fletcher and  alderman Selous should have no weight  whatever with property owners. One Is a  reactionist by inclination; the other is  black today and white tomorrow. "Work  for' your own interests and not for the interests of the West Kootenay Power &  Light Company. Vote FOR by-law No. 102.  It is noteworthy that not a single public meeting has been held in the following  constituencies-, to condemn the government"  on Ita railway policy, towit, .Dewdney,  Richmond, Cassiar, Cariboo, East Lillooet,-  ���West Lillooet, West. Yale, ' North Yale,  East Yale, Revelstoke, Golden, . Fort  Steele, Slocan, Nelson, or Rossland. The  people of these fifteen constituencies may  not have a very high opinion of the Dunsmuir government, either singly or collectively, but they have no use* for the crowd  of V. V, & E," subsidy shouters who have  been trying to manufacture public opinion  ln Victoria, * Vancouver, Chilliwack, and  Delta,  If every alderman who has .served the  city had been like alderman Selous, that is,  ."sweet" on some fad, the , city would  probably have . had Un bonded indebtedness Increased by a hundred thousand  dollars and its, running expenses. doubled,  for fads, like' alderman Selous' isolation  hospital, after . being' built must have  money to operate them. ���';  To make Nelson a manufacturing city  should be the aim v- every property  "owner. Cheap power, water, and light  will help to do it. Therefore, vote for  Bv-law No. 102.  Wearing Them Down Slowly.  LONDON, December to.���Lord Kitchener  in a dispatch from Pretoria, dated-Monday,  December 9th, reports that the result of  the week's work is 21 Boers killed, 17  wounded, and 352 made__prisoners,_35*_sur--  rendered, and quantities of supplies captured. By advancing the Une of- block  houses ln the eastern Transvaal, lord  Kitchener is now a*ble, for the first time,  to carry out systematic and continuous  operations in the vicinity of ��� Ermelo,  Bethel, and Carolina. Columns have cleared  the southeastern portions of ��� the Orange  River Colony and are now operating northward of the Thaba 'Chau line. The Boers  are still In force in the extreme west of  Cape Colony.' They are there commanded  by Maritz, who recently atacked Tentel-  boschop. The Boers were driven off and  Maritz was severely wounded.  Bushing Railroad Work.  PHOENIX, December 10.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���Tierney & McPhajl, the C.  P. R. contractors for Kootenay and.Bounr  dary branches, are now hard at work on  the last piece of work for the railway  company which they will handle this year.  This is the building of the loop at Hartford junction, near Phoenix, for the purpose of doing away with the switchback  which has been used since the railway was  completed, nearly, two years ago. The loop  will be about 1600 feet, long and. there are  about 2000 yards of rock to be removed.  The contractors, who have been delayed  by the engineers 'for some time in starting, now have the work well under way,  and say that the snowy weather will not  delay them in the "least. The* work Is under, the Immediate charge of A. W. McPhail, who expects to have the grade completed In another month's time. When, finished the running time of both passenger  and freight trains will be materially reduced between Phoenix and Eholt, a distance of ten miles, and where there are  some of the heaviest grades on the entire  Boundary railway. In addition to this Tierney & McPhail have recently completed  considerable other work in this vicinity  for the C. P. R. At Eholt large additions  to the tracking facilities have been made,  to accommodate the Increasing traffic of  the Phoenix branch. A ten car spur has  been put In at the Sno*vahoe, and an additional house track hns been built nt  Phoenix. In addition to this the Knob HIII  spur has been extended a distance of about  2000 feet so that ore trains can run right  lip to tl}8 mouth Qf the \ong tunnel. The Q,  P,  R,  track.  It Is evident from the foregoing what  the C. P. R. has been lately doing in the  way of improvements in and around Phoenix that the company expects to do a large-  'ly increased business on this branch in  the near future. Two properties, at least,  the Granby and the Snowshoe, will contribute  largely  to  this  tonnage  in  the  new  *"���*"������ - i iiiiM! ffl  HE STEPS DOWN AND OUT  �� ���   '^���k ���.*;���  ���ffi?-0'-i  ' '00 ' 000''-00* .  \* ^""l*** *���  V* ^0 * ^00* ^0 * ^^0' 400 ' J  ���*��&.   ��� '  . ��� *��&. ��� ^ ���  Croker No Longer Leads Tammany.  NEW YORK, DeccuiDcr 10.���Richard  Croker today practically gave up thc  leadership  of  Tammany  Hall.   He  said:  '"You won't see much more leading on  my part In the future. I am getting old  and worn out nnd I can't be a field horse  for everybody any longer. I admit that the  leader of Tammany Hall should stay in  New York all the year round, and I can't  stay here for more than part of the year.  If I tried to stav here all the time 1 could  do no work at- all.  "All this talk of my being state leader  and trying to dictate in national politics  Is all nonsence. I am in no condition to  do any kind of leading, but, of course,  I will always take a deep Interest In Tammany Hall and advise the best I can."  When asked if he was training anybody  to succeed him as leader he replied:  "Oh, I have not come to that yet, and I  have not planned my future, except that  I will go to England In January or February. The Tammany executive committee  will ineel* next month, and you may hear  more of the matter then."  When ho was asked as to the reports  that Edward M. Shepard was to become  Democratic leader he said:  "There's nothing in that. Sheppard does  not want s.uch a position and he is not in  politics. He simply expresses his views like  anyone else when asked  to ,do so."  Concerning Deverey, Croker said: "He Is  a good chief of police, but what he did as  deputy commissioner I don't know, as T  was away part of the time. If he did all  they say he did he ought to be hung.  "They say all kinds of things about Deverey during the campaign, but I did not  notice that they proved anything. It is  easy enough to make charges. Why didn't  they prove them , legally? They had the  district attorney's office and all the machinery. ' But they' proved nothing. T am  not defending Deverey or anybody else,  but  I like  to  see  fair  play.V  Concerning Tammany's future Croker  said: "Some mugwumps are talking about  Tammany going to pieces. Nonsense. Tammany will be stronger than ever two years  from now. A defeat once In a while is a  good thing for an organization. After the  fusionists have been in office a few years  the people will see that the Tammany administration was" not such a bad thing  after all. We .have been downed before by  reform movements and always -rose up  stronger than ever before after a few  years. Jt will be the same story In 1303,  Tammany ^Is close to the common people  of  New  York.''  The Tammany "executive committee will  meet early in Januiiry, and it is expected  that Croker will deliver his farewell address at that meeting. John F. Carroll will  acting his place for a time, at least. Whether he will succeed to the leadership depends on circumstances. He is the choice  of the whole gambling element in Tammany Hall, that dictated all the Tammany  county nominations last October, bu there  Is a comparatively respectable element In  the Tammany executive committee, though  it Is small, that may rebel against Carroll  and call for a reorganization. At present  it looks as if Sullivan and CarroJJ were  ln the lend.  Croker's Influence may decide whether  the gambling "combine" Is to remain in  control. Up to date he has shown no opposition to the "combine." This morning  he had a long conference with Tlmntb'-  D. Sullivan, who' Is about to leave town  "for. his health." and parted with him affectionately in the corridor of the Democratic Club. '       "'%  to  to  VINE &  to  to  to  to  to  ON THUESMY OF  THIS WEEK WE WILL  SELL THE BALANCE  OF 0ITE STOCK OF  LADIES' MANTLES AND COSTUMES  to  to  to  to  AND CHILDREN'S COATS AT HALF PRICE  to  _ .  _ ^  to  Bijou Theater on Fi:e  ^.-SHARON,���Pennsylvania���Decernber^O:^  A terrifflc explosion of molten metal oc-  ucrred at the Sharron Steel Works this afternoon. Eleven m^n were badly injured  and three will probably die. Windows in.  more than one hundred houses were shattered by the concussion,  NEW YORK, December 10.���Flre has attacked the building In which the Bijou  theater, Thirty-first street and Broadway,  is' located. The probabilities are that the  whole building will be destroyed. Many  eocipa-nts were rescued by firemen and  police, but it is "not yet known if there  were any casualltlcs. "���  diilSSiHED ADS.  ARTICLES FOB SALE.  SEWING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or re*it at the Old Curiosity Shop.  FOR SALE.     .._..:...  FOR SALE OR TO RENT ���A PIANO;  nearly now.   Apply R. W. Day, Madden block. ���  FOR SALE-BLACK-'MITH'J TOOLS. AP  ;piy to Benjamin F, Nesbitt. Erie, B.C.  HELP WANTED.  WANTED-LADYCOMPANIONORBOARD-  er, for winter months; comfortable homo. Address Box 79, Nelson. ������.-,���'  ~ SITUATIONS WANTED.  WANTED���THE CARE OF OFFICES OR  rooms. Will go out to do housework by the  hour or day. Orders left at The Tribune office,  addressed to Mrs. Curry,' will have prompt  attention.  LOST.  ~ABOUl*~6S^TirURi^^  tween William Hunter & Co.'s stove, the post-  office and thc C, P. R. Land office on West Baker  street, a silver open-faced watch with photo on  face;gold chain and four charms; $3gold piece  a golulocket, a gold heart and u moss-agate min  ature cirrling stone. Finder will bo handsomely  rewarded by returning same to William Hunter  tc Co.'s siorc.  BUSINESS DIRECTORY.  CHOP HOUSE.  PIONEER CHOP HOUSE. JOHN  Spear, proprietor, opposite Queen's Hotel.  Baker street, Nelson. Open day and night.  Lunches a. specialty. Picnic and traveling  p* Ww supplied o�� 8&orw*t notice  to WE WILL ALSO SHOW EXCEPTIONAL BARGAINS IN LADIES' FLANELETTE-WEAR to  to to  GOODS  AND  PRICES   TO SUIT ALL /fi  ��� to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  S ' '      ' 36 Bakep Street, Nelson. ^  FR1D IRVINE & CO.  ARCHITECTS.  A.  C.  EWART.���ARCHITECT, ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGB.  FURNITURE, PIANOS. SAFES. ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's second Hand store, .Ward street.  FURNITURE.  D. J. ROBERTSON.& CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292,~night 'phone No. 207. Next  new postofflce- building, Vernon street,  Nelson.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS'  SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL. & CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in a3sayer's supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company,  Denver. Colorado. ~    ___J3L��C1^RI^  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  In telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Houa-  ton Block, Nelson.   ___FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  P. BURNS~^&^O^SAKER~^TR__ETi  Nelson, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured meats. -Cold storage.   GROCERIES. '-^  " KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, L1M-  Ited.���Vernon - street, " Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  " JOHN CHOLDITCH �� CO.-FRONT  street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.���CUKMEK OF  Front and Hall streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocors and jobbers ln blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, macklnaws and miners' sundries. ....  J: Y. GRIFFIN & CO.-FRONT STBEET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs. .    ,  LIQUORS AND DRY  GOODS.  MONEYTALKS  BUT WHAT YOU CET FOR YOUR  tyONEY TALKS MORE.  Extra Ikrge gondola shape couch,  very large', any color, from   -  - ..$19.00, ahd up.  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-CORNER  Vernon and Josephine streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars and'dry  _grooas,--Agents-for-Pabst-Brewina; Company"  of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing Com-  pany of Calgary. "  Notices of meetings.  _.__FRAT^RNAL SOCIETIES.        :  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7. K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings first and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, R. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A  Brown, P. C.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23., A. F. &  A. M. meets second Wednesday in  each   month.   Sojourning   brethren"  invited.  fo  Morris chairs,  mahogany  finish  and polished oak frame, nicely upholstered, from'  ,    $9 to $16.  BEWARE OF IMITATIONS  Our Compound Syrup-,of White  Pine and Tar  CURES COUGHS AND COLDS  Parlor   tables,   highly   polished,  'quartered  oak, from  $2.50 to $7.  See our new line of fine pictures.  Our values in leather goods can't  be beat.  Carpets are going at cost;  Don't forget to call on us before  purchasing elsewhere.   Can  furnish your home  complete.  D. IV|cARTKUR  & Go'y  QUEERS HOTEL  BAKER ' STREET.   NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.   -  Beware of the "Just as Good" kind.  Insist on getting the Genuine C. D. &  B. Compound Syrup of White Pine and  Tar.  CANADA DRUG & BOOK CO.  K.-W.-C. Block.  Corner Ward and Baker Sts  " SEAGRAM "  THE LEADING CANADIAN WHISKEY  TRY IT  IN BULK, 2, 4,. and 7 years old.  IN "CASES, '83 and Star.  Delivered from the warehouse in Nelson  E. P. RITHET & 00., LTD.  VICTORIA, B. C-  A. B. GRAY,  Kootenay Representative.  P. O. BOX 521. NELSON, B. C.  IMPERIAL BBBWiNft" COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************.  Coffee Roasters  Dealers m Tea and Coffee  ���********9****.*.*.*.*.****.m**.  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades o ��� Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Toas.        ��� ..    . ,  Onr Beer, Mocha and Java Coffee, per ���  ~  pound 9  10  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds    1 OO  Choice Blend Coffee, i pounds    1 00  Special E.'.and Coffee, 6 pounds    1 00  Bio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds    1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound     SO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177. '  P. 0. Box 18a  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Large comfortable bedrooms and first-  class dining room. Sample roomd lor commercial men.  RATES S2 PER DAY  Wlrs. E. C. Clarke, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  NELSON AERIE. NO. 22 F. O. B.-  Mects second ana fourth Wednesdays of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. :V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON IIOYAL AUCil CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Moets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invltod. Chas. G. Mills, Z;  Tho* J. Sims. S..K.  o TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  Meets ln Miners' Union Uall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock Visiting  members velcome. M. R, Mowat, president; Jaraes WilKs, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Ma-  tiine men $3.50. hammersmen J3.25, muck-  jrs, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers 83. ....���..., -..���....:������.���  BARBERS' UNION. NO. 196, OF THB  international Journeymen Barbers'. Unioa  of America, meets flrst and third Mondays  of each month in Miners' Union HaU at  8:30 sharp.. Visiting members iHVlted. : R.  McMahon, president; J. H. Matheson, secretary-treasurer; J. C. Gardner, recording  ��_icr��tary."   '  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION.���  Meets at Miners' Union Hail on fourth  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, presideat; A. W. McFee, sec-,  retary.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  In Miners' Union Hall. C. J. Clayton,  president; Alex. B. Murray, secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEET THE FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners' Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R.  Kee. ^resident: Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS AND WAITERS  UNION  NO. -Ml,  W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hnll on second and last Tuesdays in every month nt. 8:30  p.m. sliarp. A. B. Sloan, -president: J. P. Tnr-  rnstell, sneretary H. M. Fortier, flnancirl secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERT  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vlpe, secretary. P< O. Box 10. I  Imperial Hotel, Nelsoq  (Formerly known as tho Silver King)  ' This hotel, in llio central part of tho city, has  b:'cn entirely renovated and improved.  Tho commodious bar is supplied with all the  best brands of liquors, wines and cigars and is  under tho personal management of Mr. J. O.  Naismith.   ��� ���  The dining room and restaurant are conducted  on tho European plan, and those and the hotel  accommodation are under the management of  Mrs. Gorman, whoso largo experienco is a guarantee of the comforts of lhe hotel.  tyadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson..  The only .hotel' In Nelson that has remained under one management since 1890.  The bed-roomt si-c well furnished iand  lighted by electricity.   ".'������'���  The bar is always stocKea ny the best  domestic and Imported liquors ana cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN. Proprietor./  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarko Hotel. .'./���'*  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.     !  ifc REISTERER & CO.  BREWBJOa Aim BOTTrJOBB OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND FORTER  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local and coast.  Flooring  local and coaab.  Newel Posts  Stair Bail,  Mouldings   ~��������Shingles-^     "  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds.  tr WHAT TOU WANT IS NOT IK 8TOCK  WE WIU, MAKE IT FOB TOO  CALL AMD GflT PRIC2DS.  J. A. Sayward  RAM, AND IAKE 8TBKETP. VXXSiOn  Prompt and regular delivery to the trade.  BREWERY   AT  NELSON .  OYSTER COCKTAILS     ..  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THE   MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THE  MANHATTAN.  The Best $1 per Day House in Nelson.  None but white help employed.  The bar the  best. '   G. W.-BARTLETT, Proprietor  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET ,  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  UQUOR8   AND  CIGARS.  Telephone 145  ORDER YOUR  Tkubpiionic 35  f  Mi  Mi  m  Mi  Mi  tb  m  \  OF    COURSE' YOU   WANT   TIIE    BE8T-    THBN  OO TO  ARTHUR    QIEB  in Trcmoiit Block.  Ho will suit vou.  Largo stock of imported season's'goods.  V  '��.*  m  m  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  WEST TRANSFER CO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager. ..'.'*  All Kinds of Teaming and Transfer  Work.  Agents (or Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial Oil  Company. Washington Brick, Lime & Manu!  factoring Company. Qeneral commercial agents  and brokers.  All coal and wood strlotly cash on delivery  TicLrcpHoNH! 147.   Office 184 Ba^Bi* St.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Ma.-��ager. '  Bar stocked with best brands ot wines,  Uauora, and olgara. Beer on draught l_arge  ooaiforUbl* room* First clam taM* board.  xacnrniiiirTiiiimririiiymnTnrrdiianunX-x  THEO MADSON  MANUFACTURER of  TENTS AND AWNINGS  P.O. Box 76 NBLSON, B.C.  lmi _-_i--xit_xi---Xxr_Tix_i-Uii-___-C_[___a_x-_--__!  ANTHRACITE AND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Ofllce: Bukor Street,  W. P. TIERNEY  Telephone 28J.  AGENT FOR GALT COAL  __       . _       _     :   ZfT~..^  ��  ~  *.mm Kootenay Street, next door to Oddfellows'Halll  Office: Two Poors West C, p. B. Offlee |    p. o, Box m nel3on, b,c,  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  I  ���'I  Vii  "���"Ml ��� 0  t  aazassbliaauaon  ii_H*[|r awTtV^yv^ir&ffr*!  THE  ffELSOff TRIBUNE,   WEDNESDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  11  1901  I'"  BMK OF MONTfiEAL  CAPITAL, all paid np_. ..$12,000,000.00  RBST    7.000,000.00  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       427,180.80  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  B, S. Clovston Qeneral Manager  NBLSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streeta.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the prinoipal oitiea in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exohange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant  Commercial   and  Travelers'  Credits,  . avallablo in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH 18 .AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       -     -     -     S8 000,000  Reserve Fund,       ....   $2,000,000  AGGRECATE RESOURCES OYER $65,000,000.  OIF     -TTA -NTATIA  IMPERIAL BANK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  Capital (paid up)  Rest  Hon. Qeo. A. Cox,  President.  B   E. Walker,  General Manager  London Office, 60 Lombard Streot, ��1. O.  New York  Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branches in Canada and tho  United States.  Saving's Bank Branch   OPRRKKT RATK OF INTEREST PAID.  STORYETTES.  Calling one day on a Miss Ferguson, and  observing a fine honeysuckle in full blossom over the door, sir Walter Scott congratulated his friend on its appearance.  She spoke of it as a trumpet honeysuckle.  "AVeel," said Scott, "ye'll never come out  of your ain door.without a nourish of  trumxiets."  A certain judge In a western state who  was noted for. his disinclination to admit  that he was ill, was recently approached  by the state librarian, who courteously  asked after his health. "'William," said  the judge cautiously, "I am not very well,  but I am better than I was when 1 was  worse than I now am."  Not long ago a western Kansas politician was asked by his vuc to lay politics  aside long enough to dig the potatoes In  the garden. He consented, and, after dig-  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelaon Branch.  ging for a few minutes, went Into "the  house and said he had found a coin. He  washed it off and it proved to be a silver  Quarter. He put it into his jeans and went  back to work. Presently he went to he  house'again and said he-had found another  coin, fie washed the dirt off it and this  time it was a silver half dollar. He put  it in his jeans. "I guess I will take a short  nap." When he awoke he found that his  wife had dug all the rest of the potatoes.  But she found no coins. It then dawned  on her that she had been "worked."  As a young man Paul Kruger was regarded as an authority on psalm singing,  and the farmers used to come to him to  learn the key notes for starting the  noxt Sunday's psalm. Kruger, even in  those days, was no believer in giving anything away���not- even a note of music���  so he Had a uniform charge of a handful  of dried peaches for his instruction. Even  the fact that the work was in the interest  of religion did not deter him from resort-  $2,600,000    $1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIE General Manager.  __. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  intorest allowed.  Drafts 6old, available in all parts of Canada,  United States and JCuropc.  Special attention given to collections.  m  to  to  I      T.  V  l(  D�� *Z?J��? ra��� IT IS TIMET0 ��?T THE MAS TB*E BEFOEE YOU ORLEE YOUR  HOLIDAY GOODS-AT JACOB DOVER'S, "THE JEWELER���  J. M. LAY, Manager.  ing to strategy, for he made it a point of  giving each applicant a different note. The  result when the pious Doppers attempted  to raise their voices in sacred harmony  next Sunday may be imagined. The result  was that each man concluded that he had  lost the key, and had to return for a further lesson. "I nearly banKrupted them of  their   dried   peaches,"   said   the  president.  The other day Miss Norman Adams and  Samuel Gardner who live on adjoining  farms, began suit to determine the ownership of a brood of fourteen turkeys.  The brood, headed by . the old hens, a  white and a bronze, "had been running the  farms of both all���_summer. Miss Adams  owned the bronze hen and Gardner the  white. Each claimed that their respective  hen was the mother of the brood. One of  the witnesses testified that he had set a  dog on tlie straggling band of turkeys. At  the approach of the dog the young birds  Hew into a'tree, .the bronze hen ran into  the   woods,   while   the   white   hen   stood  m*J&'  ��� MP  "Tr.  Becognizing the demand for "A Better Olass of Goods," we have de-  iatest"dSgS. *      * tlmt WG knoTvare  first qwM'-v  nnd  Prices have been figured very low, to tempt the closest buyers   ..  In Pearl and Diamond Brooches, we have the largest and-Wt Pel-  seller 1U countr3r> and P"ces   and  styles  to make  thein   iP*djr  Diamonds, bought early and judiciously, consequently we'can orcte  you very low prices and offer you exceptional'values. _  Our "Personal Guarantee" goes with every article,'and .should- any  article boughc from us nob prove satisfactory we are at all times clad  to exchange same to the entire.satisfaction of the customer   ' p   ���" >   I  Standard grades of Filled Chains and guards in all styles.  15f_fJnF-Sa^erp    lib    i     ^-   ,Pian��s and Sewing Machines  m      u*tes*   ~ads m Pocket Books, Card Cases and Cigar Cases.  Novelties in Brass and Iron '��� Statues, Lampf, Onyx Tables  ..-        _    _, , , Cut Glass, Silver Plate and Cutlery ,  Clocks, Candelabras, Jardinieres Latest Creations in all Goods  DIAMONDS  Loose or Mounted  WATOBBS  Filled and Gold  GOLD BROOOHBS  Latest designs  OOLD SttT RtKOS  p   . Ladies and Gouts.  GOLD LOOKBT8  With and without stonos  GOLD CHAINS  .'���    All  weights  GOLD CUFF PINS  With and without stones  OOLD GUARDS  10 and 14 karat  ���' GOLD NOVBL3TBS  8ILVBR NOVELTIES  " Of all kinds  -v  ���'A  *?�����-���*  Jacob Dover, "The Jeweler*."  C. P. R. Time Inspector NELS6N, B.a "?  ^t i  'iff? ���   ���0' _* ���   ���# ���i-  ��� -      >   -   i  m  CLOSING  OUT ANNOUNCEMENT  Martin O'Reilly & Co. in making their closing out announcement, and beg to tender their thanks to  their many friends and customers for past patronage during the time they have been in- business in Nelson. We. propose giving the public generally, a life's opportunity in buying Dry Goods at prices never  before approached in the Kootenays or elsewhere. During the past.week our store has presented a very  lively appearance and we feel satisfied that our many customers went away highly pleased with their bargains. The startling reductions in every department has been the means of greatly reducing our stock, but  we still haye an enormous stock of goods to sell. And if price breaking can do it, another week will see our  fixtures with considerably less goods on them. *��� *"  HOSIERY AND   KNIT   UNDERWEAR.  17 dozen black wool Hose in sizes  8i, 9 and 9i, were 35 cents, now 25.  Children's plain and ribbed hose,  just the thing for school wear, at  20 and.25 cents per pair.  Children's knit vests and drawers,  n white and grey, all sizes, from  25 cents up.  A very special line in women's  vests, in white only.   A well finished garment.__They_were 85 cents,  now 50 cents.  Our leader in  grey  and white  vests that were 00 cents, now 65  cents.  A limited number of ladies' combinations are out for this sale at  75 cents.  KID GLOVES.  We still heve a fairly good assortment of shades in Perrin's Famous Gloves. Those that were  $1.25, now 90 cents. Our best make  $1.50, now $1.10.  CORSETS.-GIRDLES-AND CORSET WAISTS.  The 75c quality, now 40 cents'.  The $1.00 ^quality, now 60 cents.  The $1.25 quality, now, 85 cents.  The $1.50 quality, now $1.10.  A full line of D. & A. corsets in  better grades are all reduced on a  similar basis.  Children's corset waists that are  sold everywhere at 75 and 90 cents,  are now selling for 50 cents.  We have a snap in two or three  dozen-mens'-boiled-shirtsr^size^lOr  16  1-2 and 17, worth from $1  to  $1.25, now 25 cents.  under ' the tree and gave battle to".- the  clog, whloh she repulsed and then called  the brood to ��� her, and they marched off.  After hearing this witness the judge decided that the white, hen was the mother  of the brood, .-and gave the turkeys to  Gardner. . , _  ..Kx-congressman   Ben   Cable   of   Illinois,  tells a story -of a titled Englishman, who  spoke at a dinner party of a tiger he had  killed   in   India.   It  measured,   he  said,  21  feet    from    nose    to    tail-tip.    Everybody  "gasped^ a   little, . but   nobody , ventured   to  express lack of faith in the accuracy of the  'figures. However, there was an old Scotchman present, -who capped the Englishman's  tiger story with a fish story.  He said he  once  caught  a  fish  which  was  so' heavy  that he could not land it.  He had to call  on six of his friends to help him' bring lt  to shore.  "Tt was a skate," he said,  "and  covered two acres." The Englishman soon  found   occasion   to   leave   the   table   and  tho host took the Scotchman to task," saying:   "That  two acre,fish, story  of  yours  was   a  reflection   on   him���an   insult.   You  must  apologize."   "Weel,"   said   the   Scot,  "just you go  back to  the injured gentleman, and tell him if' he wllf take ten feet  off that tiger's tail, I'll see what I. can do  with the fish."  itang  OFFICER BAKER STREET WEST,. NELSOfl, B.C.   ,     -TELEPHONE HO, 219, - P. O.-BOX 688.  i  -I  /r\artii? O'Reilly &,Q  CLEARING OUT SALE  DRESS SKIRTS IN BLACK AND  NAVF.  Just two or three of these black  and navy dressy skirts that were  $7.50, now $4.75.  Our $5.50 and $0.50 black creponne skirts are now marked $3.75  and $4.50.  ��� We have quite a few tailor made  suits still left and as we have no  intention of taking them with us  we have re-marked them as follows:  Suits that were $10 now $5.  Suits that were $15 now $8.  The better suits are marked away  down  ' GO THEY MUST.  WOMENS' RAIN COATS.  ALL SIZES.    '.  Rain coats, that   were $7   now  $4 90.  Rain coats (Raglan) that were  $12 now $7.  Here's a snap we came near missing.    -  A lot of children's jackets in navy  and navy corded in cardinal and  white that were $5.50 going at $2.  Also four or five others that were  $4.50 are now $1.50.  DRESS DEPARTMENT.  There are several dress patterns  in lengths of  0 yards that were  $4.50 are now $2 25.  Every piece of dress goods1 is  marked to sell.  A lot of figured black and fancy  dress goods that were 75 cents now  40 cents.  DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT.  Towels, quilts prints, sheeting,  pillow, cotton and comforters are  away down to rock-bottom prices  which will appeal to every thrifty  housewife.  Ribbons, laces and embroideries  have come in for their share of price  cutting. And all kinds of small  wares and trimmings will be given  special attention.  Martin O'Reilly & Co  CLEARING OUT SALE  Had an Eventful Passage.  PORT   TOWNSEND,   Washington,    December 10.���The  schooner  Ralph  J.  Long,  captain   AV.   F.   Green,   forty-seven   days  from Cape Nome, with 90 passengers and  18 stowaways,  has arrived  here,  and,  ac-  cordjng to   the  P_assengers,_had_ the_most  eventfui voyage of any vessel hailing from  the north.  Sailing from Nome on October  23rd, with provisions to last to Dutch Harbor under favorable circumstances, before  reaching that port the water supply gave  out    and    the    passengerst  were    withou  water.   From   the   time   of   sailing   from  Dutch Harbor  the Long experienced continued gales of unusual severity, tho most  severe being on November llth, when the  seas   swept   the  vessel,   carrying   away   a  portion of the water supply~and one lifeboat.   Mate  Danson  was washed  away by  the  Immense  sea  and  was  drowned.  The  last two weeks of thc voyage the passengers had to depend on what rain they could  catch for a water supply.  British ard German Troops Fight.  BERLIN, December 10.���The official report of the affair at. Tien,'Tsin says that  an Indian soldier ran amuck, invaded the  German commlsslarat quarters, ���shot and  mortally wounded a ���quartermaster and  wounded three other'men severely, whereupon he' was shot down by a German sentry. According to a dispatch from Tien  Tsin to the Associated Press' last night,  a sentry belonging to an Indian regiment  stationed there, ran amuck during the day  and killed two of his comrades. A company of Punjab infantry was at once  turned out to secure him. In the meantime, the sentry had been shot by German  troops, who opened fire on the Junjabees.  The result was a free fight, In* which a  German private was killed and a German  officer was mortally wounded, whilo three  of the Indian troops were killed .and several wounded.  Won on a Foul.  CHICAGO, December 10.���"Dutch" Thur-  ton, the Pacific Coast welter-weight, won  on a foul from Charlie Burns of Cincinnati last night at the American Athletic  Club. The contest was scheduled for six  rounds, but after two minutes fighting ln  the first round, Burns hit his opponent  low, and Thurston was given the decision. The foul was apparently an accident,  as Burns had a decided advantage when'  the  fight was  stopped.  Coronation Date Fixed.  LONDON, December 10.���At a session of  the privy council today king Edward definitely fixed June 26th, 1902, as the date  for his coronation. It was also decided  that parliament will meoc on January loth.  -MARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICI( AND LIIVIE j......  a     ���  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above "mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors for large,  orders. ..  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  ;"  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 Whito Pine Lumber Always in  us. .vvStoeK.  We carry a complete  stock bf  Ocast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Pin-'  ish, Turned Work, SaBh and Doors.  ,-' Spedal.'-iorder..work will receive'  prompt attention.  "  ,    ���' '  s\i  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  '    ^'n~ CORNER OI'.-   ' '"  TORYS AHD ViCRNON 8TBB:  BEALJSTATE  ���^Yif i  ."- '���?*-.  ~ ~"  .     ... ��� ���^ N    *^ J nnJ*.  ORDERS BY MAIL AJTENDED TO PROMPTLY  lanufaeturing  OFFICE: BBAKERZSTREET WEST, flEISOp, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. 219.   P. 0. BOX 688.  TREMONT HOUSE  821 TO 331 BAKER STRKKT, NELSON  AMERICA). AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to $1  THB  BINDERY DEPARTMENT OF  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, LIMITED,  BPRWS BWJOK, NBLSON.  BOOK BINDING  SPECIAL fylLED BLANK BOOKS  SPECIAL RULED FORMS  yyyriy&J  AND  INSUBANCE BBOKEBS  i *- - ���  Agents for Trout Lake Addition.  .(Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the park.  And J. & J. Taylor safes. s  These safes cah be bought from us on  two year's time without interest  Ward Bros.  333 West Baker Street, Nelson.  OEBTIHOATE - Of IMPBOY EMEKT8  _NOTICE.-Inio-niineral--cliiimr8ituato-in-the^  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay Dis-  Whoro located:   On tho east slope of Wild  Scp-Hso "' ��n0 mile southwest ot  . TAKK NOTICE that I. N. F. Townsend. act-  ! .l'���l?^^nt SSp^ird P<u��ie. tree minor's certificate No. B561K, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to tho Mining IJecordor for  a Certificate of Improvements, for the purposo  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the abovo claim  And further tako notice lhat action, undor sec->  tion 37, must be commonced bofore the issuanoo  of such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 26th day of August, A.D. 1901.   .        N. F. TOWNSEND.  OEBTIHOATE  OF  IMPB0VEMENT8.  NOTICE.���Vermont mineral claim, situate in  DIst ' t"0"      mnK 1)ms:on ot West Kootenay  Whero located: On tho west fork of Rover  Creek, threo and one-half miles bouth of Koote  nay River. > *  TAKE NOTICK that I, N. F. Townbend, act-  ing as agent for Albert UVcller, H55789; Herman  L. Keller. tt_o7S8 i and Frederick S. Algiers, ___26_7.  intend, sixty days from the dato hereof, to applv  to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of. tho abovo claim.  , ��� An���^ f tirlhcr take notice that action, under section 37, must bo commenced beforo tho issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 13th day of October, A. D.-1901.    N. F. TOWNSEND.  K0TI0E TO DELINQUENT OO-OVKEB.  To John J. McAndrewa or to auy tivi-_.ua .  or persons' to wliom he may have lutus-  ferred his interest in the Black Diamond '  mineral claim, situate on the north sido '  of  Bear  creek,  about  three  miles  from  the town of Ymir, lying south of and adjoining the Bvennig star mineral claim.  Nelson mining division of West Kootenay  district,   and  recorded  in  the  recorder's  ofllce for the Nelson mining division.  You and each of you are hereby notified  that  I  have  expended  two  hundred  and  twelve    dollars    and     twenty-five    cent*  ($212.25)   in  labor  and   improvements  upon  the above mentioned mineral claim in order  to hold said mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within  ninety days from the date of this notice  you fall or refuse to contribute your portion of all such expenditures together with'  all costs of advertising, your interests in  the said claims will become the property  of the subscriber under section 4 of an act  entitled,   "An 'Act to Amend the  Mineral  Act, 1900.';      ' JOHN DEAN.  Dated at Nelson this Uth day of September. UOli      .  NOTIOE. .  In the ma' ter of an application for a duplicate  of a Certificate of Title to an undividtd half of  Lot 12. Block 11 in the Town of Nelson.  Notice i�� heroby given that it is my intention  to issuo at the expiration of one month from the  flrst publication hereof a duplicate of the Certificate of Titlo to the nbovo mentioned undivided  halt of Lot 12. Block 11 in the Town of-Nelson In  tho n��me of Joseph Hetherington, Bowes, which  Certificate is dated the 8th day of November,  1897,"and numbered VHk.  H. F. MACIiKOD.  Land Registry Offloe. District Registrar,  Nelson. B.C.. 3rd Pooember, 1901.  -i  : ���*,  *"* :: *L��-l.'��tti>_*t^v^ni_r��t;s.  hy  I*.*-  P  I  SB.."'  #1-  P  JJB-..1  ���h"v  I lev 1'  li*4 \  I'M!*'  V&'i  ���is--, f.  N     -  ��!���  IV, TO  h*?���'-  li:  I  I A**'If  1:  ill  tt'  I'.is  n  lOt-r-  lfsT**-  r*t!  Ifs  li,"  !�����  THE NELSON TRIBUNES WEDNESDAY   MORNING,  DECEMBER  11   1901  s  Mi  t  Mi  Mi  Mi  <_.  Si!  *  Mi  *  Mi  Mi  Or  tb  i*  ��_r  I*  11)  Uf  ib  *** *** *** *** ***  IN MAKINC YOUR CHOICE OF CHRISTMAS PRESENTS DO f*0T OVERLOOK  THE FACT THAT WE CARRY THE LATEST LINES OF  PERFUMERY  From all the best makers, also Hair Brushes, Clothes  Brushes, Hat Brushes, Millitary Hair Brushes and numerous other kinds, made with genuine bristle and with either  Ebony, Wood or Ivory backs.  A fine line of Ebony  backed  Hand   Mirrors which  we  are offering at very reasonable prices.  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  ^4*4 *** *** ******* ***** *** ***************************^  Fop the Boys  TONIGHT  COMIC   OPERA  "CHIMES OF NORMANDY"  Having added to my stock a large  range of Youth's Boy's anel Children's  clothing, I am now prepared to offer  to the public the best variety of these  goods ever shown in Nelson.  Everything Is new and up-to-date  and are selling at the very lowest prices.  Intending purchasers will do well to  examine my stock and get prices before  purchasing elsewher.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  OUR NEW STOCK  Offers Many Opportunities  for Careful Buyers.  We have no rubbish, the accumulation ot years, but are offering you NEW GOODS at  LOW  PRICES  Our Xmas offers include:  PARLOR SUITES  BED ROOM SUITES  COUCHES AND LOUNGES  RATTAN GOODS  CHIFFONIERS  ROCKERS, CHAIRS  CARPETS AND RUGS  EVERYTHING THE BEST  ADMISSION   FIFTY  CENTS  m  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  %  H. BYER  ESTABLISHED 1892  $-  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  Tinware  .���?.-  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  Mi  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^NELSON, B.C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  Y to  to  ' to  to  SANDON, B.C.    to  RESERVED   SEATS   AT    MACDONALD'S    CONFECTIONERY  BAKER STREET.  J. G.  BUNYAN  & CO  /T  ^  E. A. SMALL & CO.'S  Royal Brand Garments.  SHAMROCK   II  Did   not win  the yacht  race,  but  LIPTON'S TEAS ARE SURE WINNERS  WE HAVE THEM  Red Label Ceylon, 50c pound package.  Yellow Label Ceylon, 75c pound package.  People who drink green tea ought to try our Regal  Brand uncolored Japan It is the best on the market.   Pound package 50c.  We also carry Spider Leg and Gunpowder Tea.  ' Telephone 134  Nelson. B. C.  Morrison & Caldwell  ito  CS�� ^ST* *5Si* ^Sf* ^S* VS* ^S" ^5*VS* VS* *>������ VS* Cs* ^5' ��� �� ��� -CS ���*X��V5,,*C^^5��*C5��*Cs,��^S��^5'��  Raglanette and Yoke Overcoats  Made in Grey, Green and Dark effects  are the most fashionable Overcoats of the season.  *  *  Other popular styles are the Kitchener, the Full Box, and Half Box;  in Grey and Oxford Colorings.  This label on thc left hand pocket  of Small's Royal Brand Garments.  The Ra^laneUe.  TOAOE  -MARK  Royal Braird  CLOTHING  REG ISTEREO  V=  J  IF BROWN SOLD IT IT'S GOOD  DO IT RIGHT NOW  Make a list of parsons to whom you Intend to  give Xmas presents and start out this afternoon  to select them. We shall be glad to help you and  do not consider it a bother to show you all the  articles you care to look at.  BROWN BROTHERS  JEWELERS  BAKER STRKET NBLSON.  B. C,  OHRiSTIvIjAlS PUDDINXjT  We have the best stock of peel and Christmas  fruits in the city. Everything fresh. This season's  lemon, orange and citron peel, cleaned currants  and raisins.  Houston Blook  Nelson, B.C.  J. A. IRVING & GO.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5 pi. th.  Daily.,  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  Xal^^ITHID.  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, SecrtU-y.  Haye just teceirod 3.000,0 foet of log* from Idaho, and we aro prepared to out) tho largest bill  of timber of any dimensions or length,. IC.tlinaies givea atany tiue. The largest stock of _a.b,  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.     COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OraCJBAHDTABWBi COBKKB HAI* AKD FBOWT OTBKSTS.  LEAVK  6:10 p. m,  Daily  6:40 p. ni,  Daily  8 a. in.  8 a.m.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Fort.  Steele, Klko, Kcrnie, Michel.  Blairmore, Frank, Macleod,  Lethbridge,-' Winnipeg, and  . all Eastern points.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Revelstoke, and all poin ts east  and west on C.P.R. main lino  Uobson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phoenix, Greenwood  and Midway,  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)   '  ARRIVE  I p. m.  Daily,  NEWS FROM THE ORIENT  ' ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a.in.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, Now  Donvor. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  4 p. m.  1 p. m.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo 8c Trout Lako Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays.)  ARRIVE  3:10 p.m.  ARRIVE  11 a. m.  11 a. m  GEEAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  I.KAVK  Depot  !>:K) a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m.  t Dally.,  NELSON  &  FORT   SHEPPARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colville  and Spokane.  1  Prince Chuan Still Plotting,  VICTORIA, December 10.���The R. M. S.  Empress of India arrived tonight from  tlio Orient with :35>saloon.and 275 steerage  passengers. SheVjbrought advices to the  effect that princV'"Tuan and.general Tung  Hsiangr are planning a rebellion - in Mongolia and Shen' Si'"to invade China, and  crossing into Shen Si to capture that city  and use it as a base for raids into Chi U  or the capture of Peking. They are busily  nuying mules In Mongolia and recruiting  troops. The news of large purchases of  mules is confirmed from several sources.  Arms and ammunition have been secured  ���by the insurgents to arm 100,000 Kansu and  Mongol troops who are expected to join  their standard. Alashan, a Mongol prince,  3ias also brought 20,000 norsemen to their  standard. Some. of the Tokio papers publish a story that on August 20th the late  -viceroy, Li Hung Chang, sent a letter to  Yung Tu, who is now the prime favorite  at the Chinese court, in which Li set out  that as he was about to die he deemed  it his duty to submit a policy for China  to the throne. He was against opposing  Russia in Manchuria, for with Russia In  Manchuria Japan would seize Korea and  their territories adjoining and war would  probably result.  ARRIVE  Depot.  0:45 p.m.  Mount'in  5:59 p.m.  Daily  An Attack by Insurgents.  MANILA, December 10.���A large force of  insurgents  recently  att.tcKed  the  town  of  Lipa.  province   of  Batangas,    killing   one  soldier  and  several  Aericans.  Troop F of  the  First  cavalry  killed 10 of  the enemy j  before    the   remainder   of   the   insurgent I  .force escaped.   The Filipinos evidently ex- 1  peeled a victory,  tor they, ______  pot the ���  ���y^f-g-^-S g'g'g'g-g'*g'tf'ig'*g-f''g^^^^^^'^^'g'*g^'g^^^^^ a0-_0'fiC  1,^'^'^'^.&^.&*r.^.2r.^.^.^^.^.^^.^.^^.^.^.^.^.^.&^.^  We have purchased the Madson Stock at a low rale on the dollar.    It consists of  CLOTHING, CENT'S FURNISHINGS, BOOTS, SHOES, HAT, CAPS,  RUBBERS   AND   BLANKETS.  ALL THESE  GOODS TOGETHER WITH THE  BALANCE OF OUR  DRY GOODS  WiLL BE SOLD fAT  OR     UNDES    THE  WHOLESALE COST  This is a rare opportunity at lhe right time of lhe year to get FALL AND WINTER  GOODS at prices never before heard of in Nelson. We have a specially heavy and choice  stock of Men's Suits, Boots and Shoes and Underwear. Our prices will talk. Come and  see for yourselves.  A. FERLAND  Mr  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���:��^^.^^*^e5*^.fe*e:s^^*e:^e:^^��^^^^^^^*^e^^^.^^^^^^.^^^��.  Life  and Lim  avers  to  A  full  and complete assortment of all kinds of Men's,  Women's and Children's present footneeds.  Manitobas, Cardigans, Creepers, Felt Goods, Two-Buckle Arctics, Leggings, Fooiholds. Rubber Soled Boots, Overshoes, Overgaiters, Gum Boots,  Fine Rubbers, Blizzards, Gloves, Gum Arctics, Skating Boots.   to  to  LARGEST  STOCK IN  THE  CITY AT  LOWEST   PRICES.  ROYAL   SHOE    STORE  L  GODBOLT, Proprietor THOS. LILLIE, Manager.  ^. ^.-^ ���������*����������������*. ������^.^���'���-������^���'���������^������^������-���^���^���-^���^���^  yto  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^to  to  to  to  to  wires and carried oft!- a hundred yards of  the line. The natives are stirred by tho  closing: of the ports and bitterly object to  reconcentration.  A Filipino force consisting of two hundred riflemen and 400 bolomen recently attacked Nagpartlnn, province of North  Illeos. Company M of the Eighth infantry, acting on thc defensive, drove off the  enemy, killing eleven of them with no loss  to the Americans.  "GOOD CHEER" STOVES AND RAN&ES  Accident to Submarine Boat.  NEW YORK, December 10.���The submarine boat Pulton accidentally filled with  water and sank yesterday nt hor mooring place alongside the works of the Holland company, New Suffolk, L. I. Some  repairs were, being made to the^ craft and  by oversight a valve was left open. ���Divers  closed the valve and atached pumps and  today' It was expected that the vessel  would be floated undamaged.  NOTICE  We are in the market again this season with this line of  Stoves. After handling them for a number of years we are  convincEd that they are the only Stoves that give  ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION.  Call and see our large and complete line.    '    "  \  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  \  ImportorH and Dealers In Shelf and Heavy Hardware. ' |  urns '"  The undersigned has resumed proprietorship of the blacksmith business  formerly carried on by me and lately  carried on by R. B. Reiley, in the premises on HaU street near corner of Baker  street. All accounts due R B. Reiley  are payable to me.  H. D. ASHCROFT.  Nelson, B. C. October 15th. 1901.  HOTEL   BOSSLAND,  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street. Best dollar a day  house In town. House and furniture new  and first class in every respect. Lighted  by gas. Room and board ?5 to $6 per  week. No Chinese employed here.  3. y, OXAUGHLiN, Proprietor,,  j  C      .    Hrad Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at   Nolson,   Rossland,   Trail,   Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Oasoade Oity, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. 0 BLOOK  WASD STESET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager"1  i

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