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 r\  ESTABLISHED  1892  MONDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  30   1901  DATLY EDITION  IS CLOSED TMT  PUBLIC GAMBLING IS NO  LONGER PERMITTED.  ALL BECAUSE OF THE HOGGISH-  NESS OP SOME OP THE  DAWSON SPORTS.  VANCOUVER, December 20.���Dawson,  the metropolis of the Klondike, is no longer  a wide-open town. The metallic roll of the  wheel of fortune and the rattle of the red,  white and blue chips no longer enliven the  * long Arctic nights and an exodus of the  sure-thing men to more congenial clime!*'  has set in in earnest. Unlike Seattle in  this respect, tlie frontier gold camp has  decided to take on the air of civilization  and conduct a municipal and provincial  government with some regard for moral  decency.  The edict of major AVood that gambling  would no longer be allowed in Dawson  was issued on November 22nd, and went  into effect on December 1st. The proprietors of gambling houses and associated  places of amusement, refreshment and relaxation made vigorous attempts to induce  the major to modify his closing order, but  they did not avail.  Late mail advices from the north say  that while there are still a few games conducted under close cover, the wide-open  condition of things is a thing of the past.  Gambling was partially shut down in  Dawson last Marcli and the kind and number of games permitted to be operated. But  the effort failed and the gamblers have  constantly infringed on the privileges that  wero left them from time to time until  they became as bold and unblushing in*  their operations as they were before the  attempted regulation. And following the  increase of gambling came ah increase of  robberies, holdups and other crimes committed by the class of men protected and  fostered by? the gambling fraternity, and  this: nuisance became so. great that major  .'AVood after.mature deliberation issued the  final edict driving all gambling out of existence or under cover.  In speaking of his order in a recent interview, major Wood said: y.  "I will not listen to a proposition of com?  promise and X shall not transmit any manner of compromise to Ottawa. I also am  sure that if any appeal be made to Ottawa  the authorities there will not interfere  with me in the course I have taken.  "The order, has gone forth that fill games  must close, not onlv in Dawson, but in  \v lute Horse, Grand 'Forks and everywhere in the territory.  "The situation is simply, this, that the  l.aw as laid down in the, statute will be. followed lo the letter.'. Resorts "in the rear of  cigar stores and news stands and clubs in  connection with thc saloons must be closed,  and remain so.        "���'-..-.  "Gambllgn is to be stopped now because  in March the gambling element was given  an inch and it took a mile. It was understood then that blackjack and poker would  be allowed as long as there.was no money  in sight, no boosters, no dealers,,, no disorder or disturbance, and that the games  must be in sight of the people in the streot  or of people hi the saloons.  "Notwithstanding  this  the game-keepers-  employed  boosters  and   dealers  and  there  was   money   in   sight   and   placed   on   tho  tables   and   betting   for   high   stakes   was  allowed.  "Since the privileges extended have been  abused the game must now close and remain closed forever."  After tho sentence was pronounced, Ln-  croix addressed the court, creating a scene  by informing the court that he would never  be hanged. Ho would committ suicide tlrst.  Action of Canadian Packers  HAMILTON, December 29.���The Canadian* Packers' Association concluded its  session hero yesterday. They decided to  establish standards, and the products of  factories will bo graded and sold accordingly. It was decided also to seek an export  market by establishing stores in England,  Scotland, and Ireland.  Costly Christmas Tree Blaze.  CHICAGO, December 29.���A Christmas  tree loaded with Inflammable ornaments  and candles caused a fire tonight which  destroyed the Alexander apartment house,  a six story structure on the corner ot  BoWan and Cottage Grove avenues. Loss  will exceed $100,000.  GEN. MILES WAS REBUKED  fence, however, has been committed, and  in justice to those immediately concerned, it is requisite that an absolute denial  be made. Mr. Cotton has not been offered by the management or ownership  of the Colonist, or by anyone authorized by them, the position of editor or  any other place on the paper. There  was probably no one more amazed than  that able and estimable gentleman when  the mendacious rumor was published.  We should suggest to the author that  closer attention to his own business and  less curiosity about the affairs of others,  will be productive of more satisfactory  results to himself."  DEWET'S LATEST  SURPRISED   THE   BRITISH  AT ZEEFONTEIN,  BRITISH MADE A CAPTURE  Details of a Clever Russ.  Full   details  have  been   received  of  the  successful   swoop   on   Oshoek,   which   re-  ^^sulted^iu^the^capture^of^a^large^numberz:  of Boers:  Intelligence having been received through  major Wools Wampson that the Ermeiu  camp wiiii" eoiisiueraole ost��iua.uuu in  usnoek, iweniy miles souuicusc or tr-  ineio, general uruce -Hamilton made eare-  iiu arrangements io aifeci a surprise.  Uoiuuoi Japeus readied Erineio m th<_  atlernoon, una general Bruce Hamilton  came up a Utile later tne same afiuruui.ii,  and the whole force proceueu to pticn iio  camp wun consiueruole usioniaiiun u,  oruer to ueluue tne spies of the' enem>  wlio were novci-ing in*me vicinuy.  Towards nignuuil colonel ��>pen s column  moved quieuy oui, but uoiiuicu bucic u,  Jvamrspruit, where it was joined uy in.,  columiis ur coluuel uawuiisuu and maju,  Ouugn. Tne columned loree men pi-o^cueu  in a suuUieasiei-ly direction, iiuu-eiiuifc,  rapiuly  Uirougn  Hie wnuie mgnt.  iieiuru uuwu our troops spiead out anu  covered a very wide trout, wun Speiis ui.  mc right, 1-tawiinson on the leit, aim  Uougn in thc center.  uuuer tlie guiuunco of major Wools  Sampson tne British occupied a ridge overlooking a ijoer laager snugly niuueii in a  noilow surrouiKteu oy. hills. Tlie lirst outpost of tlie enemy, consisting of JJJ Boers,  was discovered Hidden in a donga witnm  easy range -of the Boer main lurce. Tne  men aL once surrendered. Tlieir K.i.m  sentry, however in his excitement, emptied nis magazine at tne approaching  troops, and so gave the alarm to ihe Boera  in tne laager.  .  Tne  pom-poms  attached  to  Spens's  column ai once dashed into action, and, "assisted by Jenner's mounted intantry, opened a heavy tire on the camp, the. lirst'ei-^.  feet was  io stampede most of the hJrses.  The ijoers rusiieu -miner and thiiner in  their attempt to escape, and hid under th^  wagons and disappeared in tne dongas.  Uough's mounted intantry charged the  laager, which was captured without resis  tance, and the same force continued in pursuit of about a hundred Boers, who Were  escaping in ail directions.  Of the fleeing Boers about 30 were captured, but Gough was unable to maintain  the chase for long, owing to his insufficient  force.  The captured Boers were a very mixed  lot, and included several old men and a  number of young men between the ages  of 14 and 16.  In the laager the captors found a few  trophies taken at the' fight with. Benson  at Brakenlaagte, many of the prisoners  having participated in that attack. A British  ambulance wagon  was also  found.  Colonel Speiis brought the prisoners to  Standerton. This capture practically wipes  out the remainder of thc Bethel and Standerton commandoes.  Among the prisoners are the following  Bethel oflicials: Vermoten, public prosecutor; Klynhaus, landrost of Bethel; Nagel,  field cornet; corporal Neude, captain Dren-  berg and Mr. Stojenes, Dutch Reformed  Church ministers, all of Bethel. There are  also Mr. Stojenes, Dutch Reformed Church  minister at Krmelo, and Dr. Burns of  Boksburg. The clergyman and Dr. Burns  have since been released on parole.  ty      Murderer Sentenced to be Hanged  HULL, Quebec, December 2D.���Stanislas  Lacroix, the Montebello murderer, yesterday  was  sentenced   to  hang Marcli 31st.  His Schley Interview Caused it.  WASHINGTON, December 29.���The  facts relative to the interview between  president Roosevelt and general Miles,  when the general called to explain his  interview on the Schley findings, as  near as they can be learned, were as  follows:  His attention having been called by  secretary Root to the interview, and a  request having been made, for an explanation, general Miles went to the  White House. Entering the reception  room outside the president's private office, where eight or ten persons were  present, he saw the president. Mr.  Roosevelt saw the general at the same  time and turning to him said: In just a  minute, general."  General Miles thought a word with  the president was sufficient and started  to say something with reference to the  interview ahd to disclaim any intention  of violating military ethics or army regulations.' The president did not'permit  him to finish, but turned and said to  him:. *        '��� *-'-*...*���      ���  ���'*.. "Your interview in the Schley case  wasan outrage on me (or the administration). I have always been your  friend when I was governor,^and I am  surprised that you should have treated  me (or the administration) as you did  in this way."        "  It is said that although the president  spoke in sharp tones, and with sufficient  emphasis to attract attention to them,  the scene was not sensational, as had  been reported. Seeing the'-*.- disposition  of the president, general Miles did not  seek to continue "the interview or to.  press an explanation, but left the White  House. ���'.'���-;.-x ��� j,7 *,'* '.-.���'-...'.  ." General Miles having reached the age  of 62 last August, it is within the power  of the president to place him on the retired list, but the president has indicated that the censure which secretary  Root was directed to make was intended  to close the incident The talk that has  been made of sending Miles and Dewey  as the American representatives at the  coronation of king Edward has never  gone beyond the department gossip.  Sentiment suggested sending Dewey  with his old flagship, the Olympia,  while Miles was talked of because he is  the ranking officer of the army. Indeed,  more serious consideration was given at  one time to the name of general Corbin,  but as he is not grown in favor with the  new regime his name has been dropped.  Secretary Root and secretary Long have  repeatedly said that it was too far ahead  to arrange a programme. Senator Cullom, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, will introduce a joint  Tesdl u ti bn^when'^c^m'gr ess=r econ venes,"  providing a delegation from the present congress be sent to represent the  United States at the coronation of king  Edward VII. The resolution will provide that at least six members of the  foreign relations committee be appointed. .  A Peculiar Verdict.  GREENWOOD, December 29.���[Special to The Tribune.J���The coroner's  jury sat from 10 till i yesterday taking  evidence, and met again at 7 this evening, but it was midnight before a verdict was rendered. The enquiry was most  exhaustive, but beyond the fact that  during the ten minutes lapsing be-  ween the time Vedder was left in apparent good health and spirits and  flnding him wounded and unconscious  he was shot. It transpired that pinned  to the life insurance policy found in the  pocket of the coat deceased wore when  the tragedy occurred was an undated  pencil memorandum addressed to his  wife, requesting tbat should anything  happen him for her to be sure and keep  the money obtainable from, the policy  for herself and children. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder  against some person or persons unknown. The body will be sent to Spokane for burial, and will go on tomorrow's train. Tli,e local lodge of Masons  are' making the~funeral arrangements.  A Rumor Contradicted.  VICTORIA, December 28.���The Colonist says editorially this morning: "A  false rumor, without umer basis than  the crooked imagination of the author,  was circulated in Victoria one day last  week. It concerned the editorial management of the Colonist, and was to  the effect that F. C. Cotton, editor of  the Vancouver News-Advertiser, was  shortly to assume a like position on this  paper. The rumor spread to Vancouver,  was published in the Province, and  wired broadcast by a thoughtless news  correspondent, eager for news and careless of facts. It has probably been published in every daily paper in Canada.  The domestic or internal management  of the Colonist is no affair of any other  newspaper or the public, and it is simply  a case of ignorant presumption on the  part of the author of the rumor and  those who first circulated it   The of-  Prince Edward Island Premier.  CHARLOTTETOWN, P. E. I., Decem-  bed 29.���A caucus of the Liberal party  was held last evening, when attorney-  general Peters, brother of ex-premier  Fred Peters, now a resident of British  Columbia, was selected to succeeed Hon.  D. Farquharson as premier of Prince  Edward Island. A. A. McLean, barrister,  will oppose Mr. Farquharson in the  Federal contest for Queens West, macle  vacant by the elevation of sir Louis  Davies to the bench.  HIT UPON TREASURE TROVE  KITCHENER'S    REPORT ; OF ., THE  DISASTER CONFIRMS  THE  GRAVEST  FEARS  $5000 in Old-Time Coins.  PHILADELPHIA, December 29.���  From the false bottom of an old chest  which has been in his family for more  than thirty years, John McDonald, of  404 North Twenty-second street, recovered yesterday"afternoon a collection of  563 old English and American gold  coins, valued at upwards of $5000. Who  hid the treasure is a complete mystery.,,  A romance of colonial life and advenr  tune' might be woven out of the incident, for most of the coins antedate the  'Revolutionary War. A few of the gold  pieces were stamped by the first coin  presses set up in this country, but most  of them are English guineas,. bearing on  one side the medallion head of George  III, and on the reverse side the English  coat of arms. McDonald's in other  bought the valuable chest a third of a  century ago in a Philadephia second  hand store. She paid only a few pennies for the plain lumber box, and had  it placed in the cellar, of her home,  where it was used" as a potato bin until  recently. It was four feet long by two  feet wide and. three deep. Yesterday  Mr. McDonald went into the cellar and  cleaned-out a-quantity-of odds and ends  which had accumulated in the course  of several years. Since his mother's  death slight changes and readjustments  in domestic affairs .had deprived the old  chest of its usefulness. It seemed, to be  in the way, and still Mr. McDonald  thought it might be useful some time,  and had decided not to destroy it. He  called his brother into the basement  and asked his assistance in moving the  old potato bin from one corner of the  cellar to another.  "I took up the axe, and my brother  went back upstairs," Mr. McDonald said  in telling the story to a reporter. "I  smashed the sides out and went for the  bottom, which seemed remarkably  thick. After I had splintered one of the  planks several coins flew out and rolled  over the basement floor. I stopped,  picked them up, looked at them carefully, saw that they were apparently old  coins, and they appeared to me to be  gold.=Then-I=got-a=better-lightrand=ex-=  amined the bottom of the chest carefully. I found that it had a false bottom. You may believe that I went to  work with a will then, and was not.  long in removing the inner bottom. I  took out thirty-two small bags of coin.  The bags were made of Irish linen,  which had once been ��ery strong, but  which had decayed with time and fell  to pieces in my hands. Each bag contained from ten to twenty coins, there  being five hundred and sixty-three in  all. One bears the date of 1794 and the  other 1786. The White Horse, emblem  of the ancient House of Hanover, is included in the coat of arms on both coins,  as are also the fleur-de-lis of France.  The workmanship is but little inferior  in most respects to the coinage of today.  The milling, however, is rather crude.  It is slightly irregular, and the serrations indent the inscriptions."  Tube Works for Canada.  TORONTO, December 2S.���All records as  to the capitalization of companies In Ontario were broken today.by the passing  of the order incorporating the Algoma  Tube Works, Limited, with an authorized  capital of $3,000,000. This is another and by  far the largest of F. H. Clerguc's many industrial enterprises at" Saulte Ste. Marie,  and when the plant is completed it will  give employment to several thousand men,  and form, probably the largest industrial  establishment in Canada. The provisional  directors of the new concern are: F. I-I.  Clergue of Saulte Ste. Marie, E.-V. Douglas. F. S. Lewis, and John S. Freeman of  Philadelphia, and H. C. Hamilton of Sault  Ste. Marie, all of whom are connected with  the boards of present Clergue companies.  The Right Kind of a Wife.  TORONTO, December 29.���Mrs. Robert  Clarke, wife of a farmer at Somerville, yesterday, morning presented her husbaiid  with triplets, two boys and a girl, in addition to ten children already in the family.  Ontario Newspaper Suspends.  BELLEVUE, Ontario, December 23.���  The Belleville Sun suspended publication  on Saturday. Tho publishers say the suspension may only be temporarily.  Prayed for tho War to End.  MONTREAL, December 29.���In Church of  England churches, today was observed as  a day of special intercession for the speedy  ending of the war in South Africa.  Prominent Nova Scotian Dead.  HALIFAX. December 29. ��� Albert C.  Smith, ex-M.P.P., is dead. He has served  as an alderman here and also served two  terms in tho provincial parliament.  LONDON, December 28.���The war  office this afternoon issued a list of "the  ; British casualties at iveeiontein on December 24th, when colonel Firman's  camp, consisting of three; companies of  yeomanry and two guns,,were successfully rushed by a Boer commando under  general DeWet. The list indicates the  entire success of Dewet's attack. Six  officers and SO men were killed, eight  officers were .wounded and four are  missing. It is persumed that the missing officers were taken along with the  guns. The number of the noncommissioned officers and men wounded and  missing have not yet been received, but  the aggregate promises to make the  Zeefontein affair a memorable disaster  to the British. ���     ' :_      :  .. Simultaneously with the above the  war oflice gave out a dispatch from lord  Kitchener noting a minor success of the  South African Constabulary who raided  Bbthaville and captured 36 Boers.  In a subsequent message lord Kitchener sends a stirring account of the  fighting at Zeefontein, showing that the  wounded and prisoners must number  about150. He says that in the absence  of colonel Firman, major Williams, who  waskillediwas in command.-* The col-*  umn was encamped on the slope of a  kopje the southern side of which was  precipitous. Outposts held the edge of  the precipice. The northern slope, on  which the camp was pitched, was gentle.  The outposts were well pushed out and  the position, naturally srong.t had been  entrenched. It was a moonlight night.  The Boers appeared to have climbed the  -precipice and, mustering 'near the. top  at 2 a. tn., suddenly attacked _the picket  on the'Summit.   - *      .'���...' ''.-��"  Before the men could get clear of  their tents the Boers swooped through  them, shooting thef soldiers down as  they came out. Most of the British officers were shot while trying "to stop the  rush. Lieutenant Harwich himself  opened fire with the pompoms and was  shot through the heart while fighting.  Lieutenant Watney was killed while  leading a charge. There was no panic,  and all engaged did their best But  once the picket was overwhelmed, the  superior force of the Boers had all the  advantage. Including the killed and  wounded, about half the column is now  at Elands river bridge. A 15-pounder,  after two rounds, became jammed. The  men composing the detachment stood by  the gun and were shot down around it.  Lieutenant Scharlett, who was wounded, was overlooked by the Boers and left  h'ehind. He saw two wagon loads of  fl^_d_aM_^vQnjM?e(l Boers _garrjed_off._  "They were mostly hit during tlie first  attack on the pickets. The Boers, who  apparently numbered about 1200, under  general Dewet, behaved well, leaving  men to look after the wounded. The  Imperial Light Horse were 14 miles  distant. They heard of the fighting at  4:30 and arrived on the scene at 0:30.  After breathing their horses they galloped after the Boers who, however,  succeeded in reaching the broken country, where the light horse were useless  against superior numbers.  LONDON, December 29.���The war  office has received a dispatch from lord  Kitchener, dated Johannesburg, saying  that the British prisoners captured  when the Boers successfully rushed colonel Firman's camp at Zeefontein on  December 24th, have been liberated and  have returned to Bethlem.  Conservatives May Contest Lisgar  WINNIPEG, December 2!).���A well-  known Conservative fiom Lisgar yesterday said it was likely thero would be  some interesting developments in tlie  Dominion contest in that constituency.  He claimed that there was a strong tendency amongst the leaders of the Conservative party to bring out a straight  Conservative candidate. Last year Mr.  Richardson was elected by Conservative  votes, and were a straight Conservative  in the field the recently unseated member would stand no chance whatever.  Asked as to who the candidate for the  opposition would likely be, the gentleman stated it was too early . to say.  However, he gave the very interesting  information that some of the Conservative leaders thought George E. Foster should be offered the chance of contesting the seat in the interest .of the  opposition. He added that, local feeling  might insist on a home candidate, and  that Mr.' Foster would probably not  care to run. Still his name had been  mentioned, and it is not altogether improbable that he may be approached to  run in Lisgar.  Nanaimo Liberals Split.  NANAIMO, December 28.���A meeting  of the Liberal party to resuscitate tho  old Liberal association was held here  last night. On opening it was clearly  seen that a break between what is  known as the "straight" Liberals and  the Labor party was to take place.   It  started with tho nomination of a chairman of   tho   meeting.     Roos    of   the  straight Liberals  was  nominated,  followed  by  the  nomination  of Dr.  McKechnie, president ot the local Labor  party.    A   warm  discussion   followed,  in which Tully Boyce made the assertion that it was well known that the  Labor party had held a caucus and came  to the meeting to swamp the Liberals.  A   resolution   was   then   proposed   by  Roos, that as the meeting was called by  the Liberal party, that no Conservatives  or members of any independent party  should  have  a voice in  the  meeting.  This was defeated by 26 to 18. Upon this  W. W. B. Innes, Tully Boyce, Roos, and  others left the hall.; The meeting then  completed the organization, electing C."  H. Barker president. Dr. McKechnie announced that he would not accept the  position as he was president of the Labor party and did not wish to monopolize offices..   Delegates were elected to  the Vancouver convention as follows: C.  H. Barker, F. McB. Young, and William  Woodman.   The meeting refused to bind  the   delegates   to   what   course   they  should pursue with regard to adopting  party lines. ,  WILL EFFECT A BIG SAVING  In Future Operating Expenses.  The $100,000 steel bridge across the  Columbia river at Robson, forming the  connection link between the Columbia  & Kootenay and the Columbia & Western sections of the Canadian Pacific,  has been completed by the Dominion  Bridge Company of Montreal and taken  over by the Canadian Pacific railway.  The latter will now proceed at once  with the cutting and filling necessary  before the bridge can be used for traffic. About 60,000 yeards of material will  be excavated from tlie west approach  and carried across the bridge to be placed on the long trestle forming the eastern approach. A steam shovel will be  brought in and the crews will be worked  night and day until the work is finished.  The intimation has been given out  that on the completion of the bridge  a fast passenger service will be inaugurated between Nelson and Boundary  points. The bridge will substantially  reduce the cost of operating between  the Nelson and Boundary terminals, as.  two. yard crews and a steamboat crew  will be eliminated. -.���The.'.change will  also benefit Nelson, as the number of  train crewsrtinning oii t of that'terminal  point will be almost doubled.  The next important construction work  in this district will be the replacing of  the wooden bridge at Kootenay crossing,  five miles west of Nelson, with" a $75,000  steel structure, plans of which have already been prepared. The work will be  of special interest, as the engineering  obstacles to be overcome are considerable. This work is expected to start  in the early spring. Plans have also  been drawn for the expenditure of an  appropriation said to be ?200,000 for  the improvement of the 26 miles of road  between Nelson and the new bridge  across the Columbia.  tions aro now on, the result of which, it is  expected, will be that the company holding the bond ou tho properly will make tho  balance of the payment due on the bond at  once instend of by monthly Installments as  they have been doing in the past.  Civic Candidates in Revelstoke.  REVELSTOKE, December 29.���Captain  Taylor Is now delinltely out for the mayoralty. Ex-alderman Newman has been  asked by many of the ratepayers to run  again for the mayoralty, but has positively  declined as he considers his duties as road-  master would prevent; htm giving proper  attention to chic affairs. The following  will be candidates at thc forthcoming election: Ward 1���Alderman MeLeod and II.  Manning; AVard 2���M. J. O'Brien and alderman McCarty; Ward :)���Alderman Abra-  hamson. Alderman Nettle has decided not  to run again for this ward so that another  candidate will have to be selected.  CANADIAN NORTHERN ROAD  Becoming Afii-J-atecl Over a Dinner.  PEKIN, December 29.���Considerable  sensation has been caused in Chinese  official circles by a dinner given at his  .residence���by UnitetL States.���minister.  Conger and which was attended by the  leading officials of the Chinese foreign  office. Among the officials present were  Ma Tung, a former Boxer leader, and  Wang Wen Shoa, one of the Chinese  plenipotentaries. The dinner was attended by several American ladies, lt  was formerly the custom for prominent  Chinese oflicials never to enter a foreign  legation except upon the most formal  occasions, whilo tho meeting of foreign  ladies socially would have been considered as degrading as would tho associating with Chinese women upon the same  footing. This event is significant of  the progressive tendency of the time,  wliich has recently been manifested iu  many ways during the last few years.  The programme for thc court's return to  Pekin provides tliat the emperor shall  precede tlie empress to tliis city, in order that ho may be enabled to meet her  with great honors at the station when  she arrives subsequently. The ministers  of the foreign powers at Pekin have  agreed that when the Chinese court returns here, if they are merely invited to  dine with the tsung li yamen, or foreign  ofiice, as heretofore, instead of with the  Chinese emperor in the palace, as was  Recently stipulated, that they will all  refuse the invitation.  Trout Lake Mining News.  The last Issue of the Trout Lake Topic  contains the following mining items:  Constant work is now being carried on  on tho Amy claim just back of town. The  present work lias reached a point 2r> feet  below the surface. The shaft will be pushed  on 20 feet deeper.  On the Kathleen, in a tunnel driven below the showing three stringers of oro���  not known to exist before���were crosscut  which giive returns, on being tested, ol' 110  ounces silver to tlie ton. Work here, however, has been discontinued for thc/*present  and is now being prosecuted on the lead  further up.  A deal is pending on a group of claims  near tho American i; "iperty. The claims  have good showings In a good location with  lots ol' water and timber. This part of the  mining division is closely watched by mln-  nlg investors and parties getting In at  present bedrock prices will bo well repaid  for  their foresight and  pluck.  Tho Pedro and .Minnie I'" claims, known  a.s thc Pedro group, situated at the head of  tho south fork of Canyon creek have  changed hands to a Minneapolis company  at good figures. The prlec helnir *f2*i,(HKl in  tinii- payments and a large block of the  stock. With the development of this group  many other properties will follow as the  ore  found  In   I his /.one  Is  very  rich.  Hugh ISrown. foreman of the Ann-Wean,  says thai the tunnel Is uow lu about 2lo  feet aud for the last :12 feet they havo had  upwards of 12 inches ot solid ore. Negolla-  Will Build Through this Province.  WINNIPEG, December 2S. ��� Notice is  given here of an application to the parliament of Canada for the incorporation of  the Canada Central Railway Company. The  promoters will give out no information respecting the proposed new road other than  it will be a new transcontinental system,  running from French river on Lake Huron,  to Vancouver on. Burrard Inlet.  The proposed route of the new road is  from Lake Huron to Lake Wanapitae, to  the headwaters of .Montreal river, thence  northwesterly to Albany river,' thence to  some point on or near Lake Winnipeg,  and from there it will run via Prince Albert  and Edmonton to British Columbia, thence  southerly in the vicinity of North Thompson river, via Kamloops, to a point at or  near Princeton, thence to New Westminster  and Vancouver.  Power is asked to build branch: lines to  Port Arthur, Port Essington, and Port  Simpson, and from some point between  Kamloops and Princeton to Grand Forks,  and also from the North Thompson river  to Ashcroft and Anderson lake. Thomas H.  Johnson of this city, is solicitor for the  applicants.  '��� The: first regular train on tho Canadian  Northern fiom Dauphin to come in over:  the new Heaver-Gladstone lino reached  Winnipeg this evening. With thc completion of thc Kainy River section next week  . the Canadian Northern will have a continuous line from Port Arthur, through New  Ontario and Manitoba to", the Northwest  Territories.  ���   Another Railway Smash.  LYNCHBURG, Virginia, December 23.���  This ovening a landslide on the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad near Reusen's station, live miles south of Lynchburg, on  the James river branch, caused a wreck in  which the. engineer, conductor, fireman,  and baggageman of a passenger train were  killed and several other persons injured,  but none of them seriously. The slide was  caused by washouts due to thu heavy rains.  Early reports said that ten or twelve had  been killed, but it is now stated that the  ^passenger car got out-of the way .'just' in  time-to escape the slide when it crashed  down* over the tracks. The name of the  ���conductor whoWas killed is captain Whittaker, and that of the enginer, Fisher. Express, messenger Shannon is mssing and  it is believed that he was drowned. The  fireman, it is said, was not killed and his  injuries are not likely to prove fatal. A  message from Reusen's says the dead "will  not number more than four or five.  ARRANGEMENTS MADE FOR THE  OPENING OF PARLIAMENT  BY KING EDWARD.  Serious Railway Accident.  CHICAGO, December 29.���Four persons  :wero killed and IS Injured, several of them  possibly fatally, in a. collision on the Chicago & Northwestern railroad today ; at  Malta, Illinois, GO miles west of Chicago.  The ��� trains in collision were the Omaha  llycr, which was westbound, and an eastern  freight train. The wreck caught lire, and  two passenger coaches, one sleeping car.  and eight freight cars were burned, and  another sleeping car was partly consumed.  The freight train had taken a siding at  Malta, but the freight was longer than the  siding and tho freight locomotive crowded  on the main track. The incoming passenger  train from the west was not stopped until  the two locomotives ������cornered" at the  switch, tho passenger locomotive being  thrown into the ditch and several couches  =])iling=upon=the^wrock.=The-cars^caught=liro=  from tho locomotive.  Britain's Coal Resources.  LONDON, December 29.���A royal commission has boon appointed to inquire into the  coal resources of Great Britain. Tho (|iies-  tlon to be covered will include the inissible  exhaustion of British coal fields, thc effect  of the export of coal on the home supply,  the possibility of a reduction in its cost  by cheaper transportation, and whether  the coal mining Industry of Great Britain  under existing conditions Is maintaining  its competitive power with foreign coal  fields.   Town Washed into the Sea.  TANGIER, December 2I��.���A waterspout  has burst over the town of Safi'ee, Morocco, Inundating the lower part of the town  for the space of twelve hours, sweeping  everything into the sea. Two hundred persons are reported to havo been drowned.  There are an Kuropenns among the dead.  Thi! damage was enormous. Sal'fee is a  fortified sciiimrt town. It has a population  of 12,000, Including about WXM) Jews. It Is  enclosed by massive walls and has a palace  and small fort.  Gibson Was Elected.  ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, December 23.  Tho election took place yesterday in Vork  county to fill the vacancy caused by the  unseating of Gibson (Liberal) for corruption by liis agents and resulted In the reelection of Gibson by about 300 majority  over   Dr.   MeLeod   (Conservative.)  Prominent Irishman in Toronto.  IJ  TORONTO, December 23.���Horace Plunkett, who was defeated by colonel Lynch  of pro-Boer fame in tho celebrated Galway election, arrived in Toronto on Saturday morning. Last evening he was entertained by the National Club at dinner.  A Despondent Suicides.  LITTLE FALLS, New Vork, December  23.���James ICady, a well-to-do farmer of  Manhcim, went to his barn and killed himself by cutting his throat with a razor.  He had been despondent over u court case  which had went against him.  Well-Known Editor Dead.  OWEN SOUND, Ontario. December 23.���  Joseph Lang, founder of the Owen Sound  Sun and other important publications and  one of the riiost widely known editors in  the province, died last night after an illness of threo years.  Old-Timer Dead.  ST. THOMAS, Ontario. December 23.���  Sipiiro Daniel Luni, une of the best known  men of Elgin and a. member nf the first  parliament of Ontario, Is dead, aged JW  years.  NEW YORK, Deconnjor 29.���The Trl-  buno's London correspondent, Isaac N.  Ford, sends the following: "Arrangements  for tho opening of parliament by tfie king  on January lGth are making rapid strides.  Tho government has decided to make alterations at Westminster in the hope of  preventing a recurrence of the scenes of  ten months ago, when in the eager rush  to witness the ceremony In tho house of  lords, two members of parliament sustained serious injuries. Last February two  hundred representatives of the people were  huddled together under tho most unpleasant conditions, but it is expected next  month -ISO of the 679 members of tho lower  houso will be enabled to witness the proceedings in comfort. The king has decided  that it will not be necessary for thc peeresses to wear mourning on January lGtli.  The queen and ladles of the court will  therefore appear in colors, and they will  be enabled to add lustre to the scene by  wearing jewels in the' gilded chamber.  Everything points to an even more brilliant pageant than when the king went  down to Westminster'at the beginning of  his reign.  immediately after Easter the work will  begin by preparing Westminster Abbey for  tho coronation in Juno. One of the'most  serious problems to bo faced by the duke  of Noi folk, who as earl marshal has charge  of the arrangements, will be providing accommodation for Ahe multitude of people  entitled to witness the ceremony. Tho  peers, peeresses, and murnbers of the house  of commons'und their wives will alone aggregate about 2000 individuals, and the  spectators will raiso the total to about  3U0O. Ordinarily the Abbey could not afford room for anything like this number,  and the difficulty will probably bo surmounted by thc erection of great galleries.  Six important acts of parliament passed  at the last session will come into operation New Year's day. Three of these acts  aro specially interesting as showing the  increasing regard of the legislature for  tho Interest ol children. The intoxicating  Liquor Act prevents the salo of any description of intoxicating liquor to children  under the ago of fourteen. ,Tho Youthful  Offenders Act Introduces a new element  into parental responsibility. When vouths  under the age of sixteen are charged with,,  olfences, their parents or guardians may  be summoned with them if there is reason  to believe that they have conduced to tlio-  eommission of the'alleged olfences by wilful default or habitual neglect of their responsibility, and ihey may be ordered to  pay a line and give security for tho good  bchavious of their offspring or charges.  The Scotch Education .-vet regulates tho  attendance of children at school north of  the Tweed.  The everlasting Irish question is likely  to occupy a considerable portion of tho  timo ol" parliament during the ensuing session. Tho agrarian dispute is once moro  to the front in Ji eland, and T. "W. Russell, since his retirement from the government, has been as active as any Nationalist In advocation of the cause of the tenants. The opportunity is a great one for  such a clever, astute politician as John  Redmond. One of tho first moves will bo  to give notice of an amendment to the address, which will doubtless raise the wholo  subject of Irish administration. Tlie imprisonment of Irish members of parliament  will afford a fruitful theme for debate, anel  as the movement shows strong signs of adhering to the present policy in dealing  with intimidation, somo lively scenes in  parliament aro anticipated.  The winter exhibition at the Roval Academy will bo one of the "old musters."  -Ilithcrto-at���i-'old-master'���shows-the-lirst���  room has been devoted to British pictures,  but next month there will not be any examples of the work of painters of this  country. A special attraction will be the devoting of one gallery to the paintings of  Claude and a collection of the French landscape painters studies. Another circumstance that should make the exhibition  memorable will bo the inclusion of some of  the canvesses never before seen ou tho  walls. J. Pierpont Morgan's lately acquired  Raphael will be among these, while the  whole length portrait of a ladv bv Vandyke in his Genoese manner, a Rubens of  a man in armor, ami a Velasquez valued at  .CI.">,(HXI. will add l<> the glories of tbe room.  A list has been compiled of tho pictorial  treasures of (his country which, in the  course of the last twelve months, have becomo the property of American art collectors. At the lop of the list, of course,  stands Galnborough's ������Duchess of Devonshire." This beautiful picture, bought In  I.s7*; by Agnews for CVI.WT,. Is now In tho  piiss-1-.ssiiin of J. Pierpont Morgan of New  ^ ork. who paid C.'IO.OMl fnr Its transfer.  Another English treasure. Turner's "Itock-  eis and lihie Lights," lias been secured bv  Mr. Yerkes of Chicago for .i:i.r..i>00. Theii  thero Is lloppner's "Lady Louisa Manners."  which was sold in a London auction room  , ���LlfStol. .Sir Joshua Reynolds's "Delmo  and Children ' has also gone to America.  ;T^n J?'"'* '!&> Charles Wertheim paid  11.000 guineas for this picture, while a Ve-  asquez from tho earl of Carlisle's eollec-  V.Vn'J;11*, K.onP ,0 Boston 'tt the figure oC  .1.13,000. It Is known that these works havo  passed Into the hands of wealthy American  collectors, and it is believed that if private  transactions wero revealed the list could  be considerably enlarged.  In response to an appeal for 1.000.000 guineas for the extension of the work of the  \\_osleynn Methodist church, the sum of  .L/2.,000 has been actually paid, while ait  additional .USO.OOO lias been promised. Simultaneous collections will bo mado tomorrow in the SOOO Wesleyan churches and  mission halls and the 7.-.00 Sundav schools  in Great Britain with the object of securing the .CK'0,000 still required. The idea of  the fund was originated four years ago bv  Robert \V. Perks, and at that time grave  doubts were expressed as to tho issue of  so great an undertaking. Mr. Perks relies  on the rank and file coming forward at the  last moment to complete the fund, for ho  says there are at least a million Methodists   who   have   given   nothing  at   all.  Tho Antnrlle expedition which is to set  out from Scotland next year will be a. peculiarly a national one. The whole of tho  money subscribed toward it lias been trlven  by Scotchmen, and the scientific stufr and  thn officers and crew are of the same race.  The shin is a Norwegian whaler, but as  it is being brought to the Clvde, it will  certainly be stamped with tiie Scottish,  character by the time It is fitted out. This  will be accomplished about the beginning  of August, when the TTecl.a will g-i for a  trial trip on the Atlantic to test tho gear  and instruments. AV. R. Bruce, wlio lias  bad experience in both polar regions, is  the leader of the expedition.  Marconi to Thank the Government. |  MON'TREAL. December 23.���Signor Marconi arrived here today. He Is en rente to  Ottawa, where he is going to thniik tho  Canadian, government for tho assistance  it has offcrefi to extend him.  BBITISH POLITICS  THE IRISH QUESTION WILL  BE UP AGAIN.  m  M  !*  , THE  NELSON TEIBUNE:  M0NDA7   MORNING,  DECEMBER 30, 1901  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  *���  to  to  m  to  to  q\  m  to  to  to  to  to  iSt,J&'-^'-i&'^-^&^'^&-r&-ri&eL^_t ik't ��>^&&&S_i&&&gL&S_Z  (P^^^^^^St9w^^9r-^-^ 11/ -^���^^���^���S^^SS*:*^:*^:**^;  FS BAY  INCOKI'OKATED  1070  c ojs/ljp^yjstst  DAINTIES IN FINE  GROCERIES  DAINTIES. IN   IMPORTED SWEETS  DAINTIES IN  FINEST BISCUITS  DAINTIES IN WiNES AND LIQUORS  DAINTIES   IN   CIGARS   .  DAINTIES IN EVERYTHING  TO EAT AND DRINK  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPAM  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. O.  to  to  to  to  to  to  ffX  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  f^����� ���-������������ ������  ��Ite ��rftmtt��  SUBSCRIPTION   RATES.  Daily by mail, one month   Dally by mail, three months   Daily by mail, six months   Daily.by  mall,  one year   Semi-weekly by mall,  three months.  Semi-weekly by mail, six months....  Semi- weekly, by mail,  one year...-...  Postage to Great Britain added.  ADVERTISING   RATES.  Display Advertisements run regularly  '   -    * --..WOO  ...��   60  ... 125  ... 2 50  600  5U  1 00  200  per inch per month   It' run less than a month, per Inch per  insertion   Classified Ad 3 and Legal Notices, per  word for first insertion...   For each additional Insertion, per  word *.*   Wholesale and Business Directory Ads  (classified), per line per month   Notices of meetings of Fraternal Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per month  ...*   25  1  1-2  60  25  Addresn all letters���  THE   TRIBUNE   ASSOCIATION,   Ltd.  John Houston. Manager. Nelson, B. C.  *  NOTICE-TO  SUBSCRIBERS  BY   CARRIER.  v  V  *  *  On Saturday next, subscribers  whose Tribunes are delivered by  carrier will be expected to pay  the carrier TWENTY CENTS, the  subscription price for the current  week.  ���H^H-M^-I-H-***  ^-M-H-M******  There is a particular significance in  the announcement at this time that the  proposed silver-lead refinery will be  built at Trail. It has been know to a  few for several months that the management of the Trail smelter was conducting experiments on a new process  of refining silver-lead bullion. If the  experiments turned out successfully, it  was believed that the refining of silver-  lead bullion as a business would undergo as great a change as aid the refining  of .copper by the discovery of the electrolytic process. If silver-lead bullion  can be refined by an electrolytic process,  no expensive planfis needed; and where  hunderds bf thousands of dollars would  be required in erecting buildings and  the purchase of machinery, a few thousands, only would need be expended in  Company, left for New York this morning from Havre on the French line  steamer Aquitaine. He will confer on  his arrival in the United States with a  number of the Panama company's representatives and overtures for the sale  of the canal to the United States  will then be renewed. In view of the  .doubt existing in the United States regarding the price the Panama canal representative intends to ask for the property, the correspondent of the Associated Press made inquiries from the best  source of information on that subject  and is enabled to say the price willtbe  approximately $40,000,000. Tliis figure  cannot yet be given as an exact one, because the company lias not yet come to  a definite decision; but it will not be  appreciably higher. The Isthmian commission's full report is now in possession of the Panama company and.its valuation will be studied in detail.  NEW   YEAR  GIFTS  We havo just opened  up a new lot of Fancy  Goods suitable for  NEW YEAR GIFTS  Comprising  Purses, Leather Wallets, Toilet  Cases, Manicure Set9, Writing  Cases, Fountain Pens, and especially a fine line of Work Baskets,  silk lined. These are made in Chip  Straw Plaited, Rush and Willow.  They cau bo supplied with or without the fittings. An ideal gift for  a lady.  that direction. The Trail smelter has a  complete smelting plant for both lead  and copper ores, and as long as it is  operated by its present owners, a refinery can be operated to better advantage at Trail than anywhere else. Manager Aldridge has evidently brought his  experiments to a successful stage, or the  announcement   would   not   have   been  made through the Associated Press.  n     . ���  The Kaslo Board of Trade has a subcommittee at work drafting a resolution  l'or submission to tlie Federal Boards  of Trade. The object of tho resolution  is "the readjustment of certain provin-  " cial enactments whicli work hardships  " on the mining industry." The greatest hardship the mining industry has to  contend against is the continual passage of foolish resolutions by boards of  trade that should never have been  born.  H. "VV. C. Jackson, who is secretary of  the Rossland Board of Trade, wants the  people of that town to drop their differences and pull together. Mr. Jack-  sons advice is all right; but there is a  good deal of the mule in the average  human, once the "mullishness" gets  started. Suppose Mr. Jackson should  take the lead in advocating a man  named Beamish for mayor of Rossland,  how many of the "better class" would  follow Mr. Jackson's advice and vote  for Beamish?  KITCHENER'SBLOGK HOUSES  The Plan Works Well.  The statement in the official telegram  from Pretoria, that the "Constabulary  line of posts between railways have been  pushed out to Wilge river and Grey-  lingstad," is worthy of considerable notice, as it is a more definite indication  of the policy which lord Kitchener is  taking for the ultimate pacification of  the newly-acquired colonies than has appeared recently in his official communications. When lord Kitchener took  .over the supreme command in South Africa he felt certain that the measures  then in force, which entailed the garrisoning of various centers far removed  from the railway, would not further the  general pacification while it might in-  ditoe the Boers to make desperate attacks. The alternative scnemc which  commended itself to, him was, in the  first place, to make his railway communication absolutely secure, and then to  steadily reclaim the country by pushing  out from the secured base furnished by  the permanent ways. In this we had  the birth of the blockhouse system,  which has reached dimensions which are  not readily realized in tnis country.  Twelve i^ntjLs^a^o^he^^blpjikhQuse,.  "Mr. J. Martin, M. L. A." is the way  the Vancouver Province mentions "Joe"  nowadays. Yet "Joe" has been attorney-general of the province in one government; was premier in another government, and is believed to be the power  behind the throne in the government  that now rules the province.  The Isthmian Canal Deal.  PARIS,   December   29.���M.   L.ampre,  socretary general of the Panama Canal  'Was practically unknown. The railway  lines at important points were defended  by field works, built by the troops  which, though quite adequate to protect the immediate vulnerable vicinity,  left large stretches of railway open to  attack. Major Rice, R.E., who had been  in Ladysmith during the investment of  that town, then invented the corrugated  iron blockhouse. This form of a defensible post at once found favor, as, besides being serviceable, it had the additional merit of being cheap. Major  Rice's blockhouse is simply a hexagonal  erection of corrugated iron. The walls  are made by placing two sheets of iron  four inches apart, and filling the intervening space with gravel. This has  proved to bo bullet proof, though it was  not impervious to large projectiles such  as those thrown by field pieces or even  pom-poms. These blockhouses, when  loop-holed and manned by 10 or 15 men,  were found sufficient to ward off any of  the lesser attacks with which train  wreckers were wont to cover their operations. For a time the Boers fought shy  of them. Then they devised a means  of attack; with unprecedented boldness  they stole up to the very loopholes and  used them against the defenders inside.  In this manner several blockhouses were  captured. It looked n.r, if the system  would have to be abandoned. But the  ingenuity of the sappers came to the  rescue, and eacli blooitnouse was provided, besides an entanglement, with a  complete laccwork or spider's web of  wire environment, so interwoven that it  was cutter-proof. This absolutely prevented the enemy from repeating their  daring tactics of manning the lophoies  from the outside.  Lord Kitchener's scheme was intended, before the process of reclaiming was  commenced, to picket thc railway communications with blockhouses at an interval of 3000 yards, in order to bring  any attempt at crossing the lino under a  rifle fire of at least 1500  yards.    But  for the protection of bridges and other  salients   more   elaborate   fortifications  wese erected.   As a rule, on either bank  of an   important river,  stout masonry  blockhouses were erected at a cost of  $3000 each.   These buildings were made  on a principle similar to that employed  with the police and frontier militia posts  on the Samana. frontier in India.    Tliat  is, they wore more than one story high,  were furnished with a ladder approach  MORLEY & LAING  BAKER STREET. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & ItiFeh Piano".  and machiocolated galleries. The first  ramification" from the railway system  was the construction of the Bloemfon-  tein-Thaba N'Chu-Ladybrand defensive  line. This was intended to divide the  northeastern portion of the Orange Free  State from the southeastern districts. It  was existing in December last, but when  Dewet and his commando broke through  Springhaan's Nek it was found neces-  csary to strengthen the line by increasing the number of posts. Then, when  general Clements was appointed to the  command at Pretoria, the blockhouse  system was employed to ensure the  safety of the occupied town area. Today you will find the hills outside Pretoria dotted with little rectangular buildings from Qiiaggapoort on the ** west  right of way to Silverton and Pienaar's  Poort pn the east. Johannesburg and  environs have been treated in a like  measure.  The next extension was practically a  continuation of the Bloemfontien-Lady-  brand line stretching ��0 the west This  was entrusted to the South African Con-,  stabulary under colonel Ridley, and the  chain of posts now extends along the  line of the Modder river to Jaoobgaftl.  It was lord Kitchener's intention in  May last year to drop a perpendicular  . of similar posts from the Modder river  to Fauresmith, passing through Petrus-  berg. We have not information if this  scheme was carried out, but the intention was good, as it would then have  been possible for mobile columns  swooping ��� tli rough the country from the  south to drive the enemy into the angles  formed'by the perpendicular with the  main chain. But the extension has been  chiefly confined to the Transvaal, and  it is the method which -lord Kitchener  employs in clearing all difficult,portions  of the country. In August last, when  the Schurveberg and Zwart kopje,  Jhorthwest of. * Johannesburg, ��� were  cleared. Krugersdorp and Commando  Nek in the Magaliesberg were connected  by a chain of blockhouses, the South African Constabulary, holding as far as  :the first drift on the Crocodile river,  Imperial troops being responsible for  the rest. A parallel to this line was in  construction along the trend of the  Mooi river.  A glance at the map will show that  this gives two distinct' areas in which  the process of clearing is faciliated by  the presence of its fringe of blockhouses, and once cleared they remain  to prevent reoccupation. Now ford  Kitchener reports thsc ho has formed  the long projected line of posts from  Wilge river on the Komaitpoort line to  Greylingstad on the tstanderton line,  and from other reports we can conclude  that similar measures have now been  adopted in the Losberg, south of Krugersdorp. Thus we have the four parallels ��� the Wilge river-Greylingstad  line, the Pretoria-Vereeniging railway,  the Krugersdorp-Commando Nek (pos-  =sibly-extending-to-the=fvosberg)Tand"=theq  Mooi river valley line. Each is joined  on the south by the railway and now  we believe by the line of defensive posts  erected along the banks of the Vaal.  It must not be thuugrit that these  posts rest alone with their infantry garrisons. To each section is attached a  proportion of mounted men, and they  patrol, night and day, between the  blockhouses. It is not stated in lord  Kitchener's telegram if the new line  crossing the Bethel district has been  connected with the Springs, but this  was the original plan which was formulated in June, and is probably the case.  Over and above the extensions already |  enumerated, we know the railway is  now protected with blockhouses as far  as Pietersberg, and that similar erections now exist south of the Orange river upon all the most exposed ramifications of the Cape railways. Tlie information is not forthcoming to show to  what extent this programme has been  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ��-9'*s3'*aa��*3**33:*se6**ee*fe��-*te6  Coffee Roasters  Dealers in Tea and Coffee  ***'*9*9***9**.**.*.*.*.***.***.  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LIBERAL ASSOCIATION  NOTIOE  Tlie members of the Liberal Association  of Nelson are requested to meet in the  Board of Trade rooms on Monday evening*,  December 30th, instant, to consider the call  of the Provincial Executive for a convention at Vancouver. As the business is such  as affects all the members of the Liberal  party, every member of the association  should be present at. the meeting.  J. A. GIBSON, President.  Nelson, December 20th, 1901.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that a court of revision and appeal for the Nelson .assessment district will be held in the court  house, Nelson, on Saturday, January the  llth, 1902, at 10 o'clock a. ni.  V JOHN-ArTUSNERr^���  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson, B. C, 23rd December, 1901.  "SEAGRAM"  THE LEADING CANADIAN WHISKEY  TRY IT  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING  MACHINES   OF--ALL-KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  FOR   RENT.  PO'.: Rj2NT ��� Bight-room house, with  bath, on Mill street, between Hall and  Hendryx Apply at premises. Mrs. A. Man-  son.  TO LET.���FOUR ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, including water, $12.per month. Apply E.; Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  LODGERS.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS,  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings lirst and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. . W.  Rose, K. K.; A. W. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  A,  NttLSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  each month. Sojourning brethren  A'. M., meets second."Wednesday in  invited.  FOR ROw..i. AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.   W. F. TEETZEL & CO.���CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company. '  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY    ELECTRIC    SUPPLY    &  Construction   Company���Wholesale  dealers  in  telephones,  annunciators,  bells,  batteries, electric fixtures and appliances. Hous  ton Block, Nelson.  FRSH AND SALT MEATS.  IN BULK, 2, 4, and 7 years old.  IN CASES, '83 and Star.  Delivered from the warehouse in Nelson  R. P. RITHET & CO., LTD.  VICTORIA, B. C.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STREET,  JNelson, wholesale dealers ln rresh and  cured meats.'Cold storage.  GROCRIES.  =KOOTENAY=SUPPIjY-eOMPANYrEIM-*=  ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLDITCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.���CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson; wholesale  grocers and jobbers in blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, macklnaws, and miners' sundries.  " J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS;  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. 13.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secrotary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. Charles G.  Mills, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  __JTRADES ANXUJABOR UNIONS.  MINERS' UNION, NO 9B, W. F. of M.~  Meets in Miners! Union Hall, northwest  corner of Baker and Stanley Streets, every  Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting  members welcome/ J. R. McPherson, -president; James Wilks, secretary. Union scale  of wages for Nelson district per shift: Machine men $3.50, hammersmen $3.25, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers ?3.  BARBERS' UNION, NO. 19(i, OF THE  International Journeymen Barbers' Union  ;of America, meets first and third Mondays  lof each month in Miners' Union HaU at  S:30 sharp. Visiting members invited. R.  McMahon, president; J. H. Matheson, secretary-treasurer; J. C. Gardiner, recording  secretary.  LAUNDRY ' WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday in every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors ��  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and ooasb.  Flooring  looal and coast).  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds,  w what tou Want is not in stock  WS WIIX XAKB IT FOB TOD  CALL AND GET PRICES,  J. A. Sayward  HALL' AND lAKB STREETS, NELROIf  Tklephonk 145  ORDER YOUR  Telephone 35  TURNER, BEETON & CO.-CORNER  Vernon and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in liquors, cigars, and  dry goods. Agents for Pabst Brewing Company of Milwaukee and Calgary Brewing  Company of Calgary.  BUSINESS .DIRECTORY.  . CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock,  in. Miners' >Union Hall. John Burns, sr���  president,  William Raynard, secretary.  ' PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  '��� COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  141, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays ln each month at  S:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortier, financial secretary.  1 PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening in the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 101.  IMPEBIAL BBBWING COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  GOAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE ^ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Ofllco: Baker Street,  NOTICE  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY GOFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P. O.Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  A. B. GRAY,  Kootenay Representative.  P. O. BOX 521. NBLSON, B. C.  BEAL ESTATE  AND  INSPBANCEB ROKEBS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining the* park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These Bafes can be bought from us ov  two year's time without inteiest  Ward Bros.  S33 West Baker Street, Nelson.  W. P. TIERNEY  Telephone 265.  AGENT FOR GALT COAL  ARCHITECTS.  A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGB. _    .   _    _7~T  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.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  To the Public and Union Men:  !..**��� * *  f The Trades and Labor Council of the City of  Nelson havo declared all Hotels, Restaurants  iind Suloons employing Chinese in or around tho  ���promises unfair to organized labor.  *  The following do not employ Chineso in such  capacity:  I - VICTORIA HOTKL  ! CLARKK HOTEL  f TRKMONT HOTKL  ; MADDJSN* HOTKL  SH1CRUROOKK HOTKL  GRAND CKNTltAL HOTKL  LAKE VIKW HOTKL  ROSSLANK HOTKL  GRAND HOTKL  ( KLONDYKK HOTEL  JOHN SI'KAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODKGA SALOON  '        GLUK POT SALOON  CLUB HOTKL  IMPKRIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  '���       , IMPERIAL SALOON  1'V  SHEEIFFS SALE.  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  TEE CLUB HOTEL  E. J. OUEEAK", Proprietor.  VOTE POE  Bia SCHOONER OF BEER  OE HALF-AND-HALF.  lOe  The only good Beer in Nelson.  TOM AND JERRY  To the King's taste.  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBXWKB8 AHD BOTTUBBfl OV.  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to tbe trade.  BRBWSRT  AT  NELSON  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Office:  Two Doors West C. P. R. Offlee | 00ENEE SILIOA AND STANLEY STS. I telephone i<7.   0^8 184 Baiter St.  All Kinds of Teaming and Transfer  Work.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial Oil  Company*.. Washington Brick, Lime & Mann  facturing Company. General commercial agents  and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery-  Province of British Columbia, Nelson "West  .    Kootenay, to-wit:  By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias issued  out of the supreme court of British Columbia, at the suit of Frank Conruyt, plaintiff.-  and to me directed against the goods and  Chattels of J. J. Fleutot, defendant, I havo  seized and taken in execution all the right,  title and interest of the said defendant, J.  J. Fleutot, in the mineral claims known as  and called "Manhattan," "Rose," "South  Fork," "Boston," "Pretoria," and "Jou-  bert Fractional," all being situate on the  South Fork of Kaslo creek, about Ave miles  from its mouth, in the vicinity of tlie  "Black Fox" group of mineral claims and  recorded in the office of the mining recorder  for the Ainsworth mining division of West  Kootenay district, to recover the sum of  nine hundred and ninety-four dollars and*  seventy-five cents ($991.75), and also interest on the sum of nine hundred and ninety-  one dollars and twenty-five cents ($991.25)  from the 6th day of December, 1901, until  payment, at the rate of 5 per centum per  annum; besides sheriff's poundage, officer's  fees and all other legal incidental expenses;  all of which I shall expose ior sale, or sufficient thereof to satisfy said judgment,  debt and costs at my office next to the  court house in the city of Nelson, B. C, on  Tuesday the 7th day of January, A. D. 1902,  at the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  Note.���Intending purchasers will satisfy  themselves as to interest and title of tho  said defendant.  S. P. TUCK, Sheriff of South Kootenay.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, 21st day of December, 1901.  f  r-vJ u>  0  THE NELSON TRIBUNE   MONDAY MORNING,  DECEMBER 30 1901  BANK OP I0NTBEAL  CAPITAL, aU paid np-..$12,000,000.00  REST ,  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 531.6 i  Lord Strathoona.and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vico-Prosident  B, S. Clouston General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker aud Kootenay Streeta.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) Nkw York,  Ciiicaqo, and all tho prinoipal cities ln Canada.  Buy and sell Storllug Exchango and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travolora' Credits,  aval.'ublo in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issuod, Collootlons Made, Etc  Saving's Bank Branch  OUBKKNT BATE OF INTKHB8T PAID.  RED MACAULAY OF HORSEFLY  A Short Story by Harold Sands.  When the news came to Vancouver in  October, .1901, that Horsefly was the scene  of another stampede after gold, the reporters of thc British-Columbia newspapers mado haste to look up "Ited" Macaulay.  lie was that old Cariboo miner who in the  days of '5S had first-shamed the district.  He had had some experience with insects  in California, "but them flics were the  worst of all," he used to say when apcak-  ing of tho Horsefly.  It was-easy to locate "Red." Both at  Victoria and Vancouver ho invariably put  up at the pioneer's hotel. It is not necessary to give either of these places any  free advertising. Macaulay whenever he  comes to the coast���which is pretty often  ���Is good l'or an item. But when the Ilorse-  lly excitement broke out afresh he was in  greater demand than ever. There is one  romance connected wun the early days  which he does not talk much about, but  now that Horsclly is a magic word in the  mouths .of gold hunters the story can be  told. Tho story concerns the trouble between the Boston men (Americans; and  the Indians. To tell the truth the Indians  of the Fraser river do not like the Bos-  ion men. There are among the 1* raser  rivor tribes old men who still remember  the rumpus with the Americans, near the  head ol' tho Big Canyon, wheu the first  rush was on. 'there Is a woman In the  siorv, and,  of course,  "Bed"  Jtacaulay.  Tliis girl came from Spuzzum. What  matter mat she was rod'.' Her beauty was  as all-powerful on the Fraser river in IbbS  as that ot any professional beauty looay  and lliirtv Indians anil four white men  wero killed because of her. "Uuluis Charlie always tells tho white men to beware  ot  mixing blood. ,. . . ,  Wherever lliuro is gold u Britisher, a  Scot, an Irishman, and an American are to  bo found. In theFraser river rush as to the  Klondike, Lhe Boston men wero In thc ma-  joritv, und they probably will be m the  Horst'llv. Turn up the old files of the San  Francisco Herald and it was found that  thero was more excitement there over the  Fraser river discoveries than there was in  the British territory where the gold was  lOLllld.'.'    .' :      '   ,       * .        ,,        . .  "I was in California ,at the time,' said  "Macaulay one day, "and I tell you, my boy  the newspapers which had any word from  Cariboo were snapped.'up very quickly:-It-  was not long* after the first word came that  Ballou started Ills express overland Irom  ���Frisco to the gold fields and Wells, Fargo  were (illicitly in the running. Many of us  fellers whom the reporters like to cau  wild and woolly fellows were on the road  L'aY�� matter of 'fact "Bed" Macaulay  found escape from the vigilance -committeo  on ilie banks of the Fraser river. He0was  one of those who received during his early  life a Teeniest to get out of town .within ���  live davs. "Bed" was not a desperate criminal, but ho was wild in those days. Some  ol' those who were his companions, then  were reckless characters, and served to  introduce to tlie Fraser river tribes those  two curses of the Indians���whisky and  smallpox, lt was-'the action of the abandoned Boston, men which caused the outrage at the Big Bond, the history of which  is  written on  the  totem poles.       .  While on the way to Horsefly, Macaulay  ment Miwanda, the daughter of chief Jack  of the Spuzztims. She was seventeen when  the Devil's Dance began on the banks of  tho Fraser. For 100 miles around Spuzzum  she was the belle of the country. She cost  Macaulav two bottles of whisky and turned  out to' lie dear at that. If Miwanda had  been a white girl she would have figured  in various stages of undress in the sensational  periodicals.   She  was   that  kind   of  "She is the finest Indian girl I have ever  seen," remarked Macaulay to his pard Ma-  jnn"v wiirn  thoy had beeii_a,fe\v_da.vs_on-  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OP BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital.       ���     -��    -     fg.000.000  Reserve Fund,      .... $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER 365,000,000.  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Office, 00 Lombard Street. H. O.  New York  Office, 10   Exchange   Place.  and 156 Branches ln Canada and tho  United Statoa.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Intorest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  throe por cent.  GRANGE  V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branoh.  The road lo the'lancl of go KIT ,    , ,���.  "Why don't vou corral her.' asked Tun,  though a tramping miner had goot his degree at Trinity college, Dublin, the year  King Edward was born. He has been under  the sod these many years because he was  too fond of whisky. He chucked learning  .to the dogs early in life, preferring the  retaining, life of a prospector and tho excitement it afforded.  "The old chief keeps a -pretty quick eye  on his blooming miss," answered "Bed."  But chief Jack Is a little  too  fond of  whisky to keep awake all  the time,  Malouey  from  his  fund  of experlen  said  once.  Atid it was when chief Jack was on one  long, glorious drunk that he disposed ot  Miwanda for two bottles of firewater. U  was not eheap stuff; it came trom the  Hudson's Bay Company and was therefore  good in the eyes of man���white or red,  But it brought damnation to chiet Jack  and bloodshed to Big Canyon.  When the two bottles were delivered to  him-by Macaulay chief Jack sent for the  fair Miwanda. , ,  ,   ��� ,    .  "Wiwanda." said the old Indian, adopting tho llorld style whicli comes natural lo  the redskin in his cups or out, "the white-  man has found favor In my sight and  wishes to become a brave. Ho will be an  honor to the tribe. He has asked your hand  and I give you to him."  The girl looked at her father and then  sho looked at Macaulay and thence at the  bottles of whisky. She knew. And the look  of those eyes were not favorable to a  peaceful honeymoon. She had no longing  for a union with a white man, nor did she  relish being sold. Moreover she was beloved  by a buck called Cow-hoe. He was outside tho tent during the incident and heard  all that passed. He stole away to his own  teat.  When he returned Macaulay was showing the girl trinkets which he had secured  in case of need. He was wooing her in the  up-to-date fashion and it was novel to the  Indian girl.  Cow-hoe walked up to the chief and addressed him in the language of the Spuz-  zitms. Macaulay was not "next." He listened to the conversation and could judge  that it was exciting. But he was not prepared for the quick drawing of a knife and  tho sudden blow which ended the chief's  life. The noxt blow of the knife was intended for Macaulay, but he was always  rapid when danger loomed and he put a  bullet through the head of tho lover of Mi-  Wanda.  The first blood had been shed in the Fraser. river gold  rush.  Instantly tho whole camp was astir.  Fortunately it was known that governor  Douglas was down tho river at Langley  and word was conveyed to the representative of the British crown. Meanwhile colonel Moody was in the district. He commanded the British sappers and gunners  which had been sent to the gold fields to  be on the scene in case of need. Ho was  camped a few miles from Spusszum. Nol  an hour was wasted by him in arriving at  the scene of the double murder. He reached  the camp on Sunday. With colonel Moody  church must, precede business. Mo conducted service on the "river bank and fifty  miners attended, including Macaulay and  Mahoney. Tho Indians watched the. worship of the strange god of the white men  from a distance. After the service colonel  Moody lunched and then he was ready for  the business of the day. He held the inq_uest  in a shantv which did service for a store.  Outside the shack the Union Jack was  planted and 24 Koyal Engineers were on  guard. It was well for Macaulay that he  was on British territory and tlie arm of  the empire guarded him as well as assured  him a fair trial. The coroner's jury was  chosen from among the miners. Macaulay  and Maloney gave evidence. With that  jury there could be only one verdict���murder by Cow-hoe, justifiable shooting by  Macaulay.  Colonel Moody took advantage of the opportunity to make a speech in which he  counselled the miners, as they valued their  lives, to be careful in their treatment of  the Indians. Then he fined Macaulay pretty steeply for supplying the redskin with  liquor, liver since that day Macaulay has  borne the affix "Red." He is not proud of  it.  The murder of the old chief and the  death of Cow-hoe marked only the beginning of the feud between the white and  red. Macaulay knew enough about the Indians to realize' that tho whites wore in  imminent danger. But ho could do nothing whilo the redcoats were around. Duty  called colonel Moody to Langley to consult with the governor. As soon as ho was  a day's march, off Macaulay summoned  tho whites*of Spuzzum.  "Miners," he said, "we are in a dangerous position and we have got to face the  music. If we remain inactive here we  shall bo wiped off the face of the earth  by those devils.. They will not rest satisfied until they have revenged the death of  their chief. Bet us take the initiative,  march to Long Bar, where' they are encamped, surprise them and conclude a  treaty of peace.��� 'Wc must have peace if  we are to get the gold out of Cariboo  safely."  "No, no, kill 'em all off, don't let us  sign any peace treaty," urged a.French-  Canadian".  "That would be folly," remarked Macaulay. "There are too many Indians in  this country, and it is to our interest to  pacify them."  "The peace policy is the best," declared  Malonoy.  The majority of the miners agreed with  tho American and the Irishman. "We must  havo a leader of tho expedition," pointed  out the latter, "and 1 propose 'Red' Macaulay,' " he added. "He has shown real  grit."  liven tho French-Canadian agreed, and  Macaulay was elected. He found that the  available whites mustered 150.. They  marched without delay to a point five miles  from Long Bar and sent a flag of truce  to the Indians. Macaulay having given up  the plan of surprise. He wanted to avert  any more bloodshed. Instead of honoring  the flag the; Indians trampled it underfoot.  Macaulay and his party thus rebuffed,  camped for the night. Before morning they  were attacked by the Indians.���".: Four  French-Canadians were killed in the confusion, but the white men quickly revenged  them and the Indians left 2S. dead in the  field. "Bed'' Macaulay followed up the  vanquished and though the French-Canadian element thirsted for more fight he  considered conciliation the better nart of  valor and made a treaty of peace. He continued his march along" the Fraser to the  Thompson and "concluded treaties with  2000 Indians. It was a splendid move on  Macaulay's part and deserves to be recorded as offsetting his previous sin. Along  tho Fraser there was no trouble with the  Indians. Macaulay's men disbanded and  mado for the goldfields. "Red" himself was  ono of-the first to strike the Horsefly country. He had to undergo much hardship and  enduro the company of Miwanda, who was  as morose as any Indian woman knows  how to be, and that is saying a great deal.  He had an'idea that she brought him bad  luck. He got rid of her in a peculiar way.  He reached Quesnelle Forks and almost  decided that he would go back to California. The problem was what to do with the  girl. That was settled strangely. Macaulay  was sitting in his tent one morning, too  downcast to go prospecting. He was cleaning his revolver and musing whether the  chase after gold was worth all the hardship it entailed. He heard a step outside.  Looking up he saw the queerest character  ho had met in all his travels. He described  tho visitor as a "man with a huge gray  beard, who _was_ dresseoLJn^aJacge^can=  =vas^overshirt:" The stranger eyed Macaulay's revolver and remarked as he pulled  out a Colt's navy:  "Cap., what sort of shooting iron is  that?"  "it's the very latest in San Francisco,"  returned "Red."  "1 will shoot a match with you for $10  a-side,"  said  tho stranger.  "That's about all I am worth, and I want  that," remarked Macaulay.  Ho of the canvas coat looked around the  tent and saw the Indian girl in a corner.  Mis eyes lighted  up and ho exclaimed:  "I II make the bet $100 against that woman."  A mark was made for the first shot and  tho two tossed up for the first shot. Macaulay won. Ho made an elaborate show  ol shooting strongly, but just touched the  outer portion of the ring. The stranger  laughed.  "The girl is mine," as he shot plumb in  tho center of tho mark. Macaulay signed  to the girl that she was sold again. And  sho passed out of his life.  Tho stranger took out of his pocket a  small bag of gold dust. "Here," he said,  offering it to Mac, "I can get lots more.  Tako this."  Macaulay's eyes almost bulged out.  "Where did you get it?" he inquired.  ���Over there," and the canvas man pointed in the direction of Horsefly, and disappeared with Miwanda.  From that day Macaulay's luck changed.  Ho was one of the few that came out of  tho Cariboo country wealthy. He did not  waste his money at Barkervllle nor did he  throw it away on the fast women when he  went to San Francisco again. He came  back to British Columbia and chose Victoria and Vancouver as his last road house  on the way to another world. When I asked  him if Horsefly was exhausted in those  early days he answered:  "Thej; always told me gold was where  you find it, my boy."  IMPERIAL BANK  o__r  o^.asr^-D-A.  SAM ADIER TELLS A STORY  Judge Begbie and Soldiers' Coats.  A "'49er," or a "'5Ser," and about every  other "er" that has happened in North  America for the last forty years is the  short dumpy man, with a full grey beard,  that dropped into the Journal office last  week, and asked when he heard the  presses, "What kind of a press have you?"  Sam Adler might have asked us when we  had our hair cut last, and it wouldn't have  occasioned more surprise than to have  heard him ask about a printing press. That  he has had misfortunes and a variety of  excitements we are well aware, but that  his career included time In a newspaper  office no ono imagined.  "What do you know about presses, Sam?"  was the natural reply, and then ho unrolled himself a bit and told of his working  on the "Pacific News" in '19 and '50. the  second paper that was started in San Fran-  Capital (paid up)   -   $2,600,000  Rest       -      -      -    $1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICB. TOBONTO, ONTARIO. -.  Branches in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.  H. 8. HOWLAND President  D. R. WILKIK General Managor.  E. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANOH,  BURNS BLOCK.  o  A goneral banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposit* roceived and  Interest-allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and iCuropo.  Special attention givon to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  cisco, first as a printer's "devil," and graduating a pressman.  Newspapers and mines are allied Interests with the honors in favor of tho newspaper. The latter often makes a mine, but  who ever heard of a mine making a newspaper. The affinity of the two led to Mr.  Adler expressing his opinion of the mining prospects in this locality, and it is  very encouraging to the "Maggie" mineral  claim and owners of mining property along  the Bonaparte.  "I have been for some time in the  Boundary, and my opinion is you have just  as good a mining country on the Bonaparte as there is in the Boundary country.  You could, blindfold a man near Greenwood  and bring him to the Bonaparte, remove  the handkerchief and he would not believe  he had left Greenwood. The country in the  neighborhood of.Mundorf's Is equal to any  quartz country I have ever seen. I prospected the country about the Bonaparte  near Mundorf's twenty years ago, and  was then impressed with the prospects,  and but for,business matters would have  given the Bonaparte some attention then.  The trouble with the Bonaparte country is  that it Is too near civilization. If you  could move it back of the mountains 300  or 400 miles'it would attract the attention  of the mining men."  An inquiry as to where he had mined,  led Mr;* Adler to give a brief account of  his movements since. '49, and the writer  jotted down the prlcipal events.  "I came to California in '49, and to  British Columbia in '5S, and was at the  many excitements in Cariboo, Cassiar.  Omineca, Atlin, and Similkameen. In '58 I  came to British Columbia and started business in Fort Yale, and in '60 went to Horse-  lly, and the same year went to Forks  Quesnelle and opened a hotel. Jim Moore  and Pete Dunlevy I remember among  those who are now alive were on the  Horsefly. In the winter of '01 and '02 I.went  over, to ,Antler and William's creek. I  owned in ithe.'Forest Rose' claim, and.in  the 'Black Jack' tunnel, and refused to  take the ground that was staked for me  that was later known'. as the Canadian  claim, and paid $17,000 to the interest/There  were four interests in the claim. In*'66 I  went to Montana and returned in '67 overland, and had rather a dangerous trip, on  account of the Blackfeet Indians, who  were inclined' to be troublesome. The next  stampede I joined was to Omineca, but  before that I owned the 150-mile house,  which I sold to Bates.  ���From Omineca I went" to Cassiar, but  did not .make anything. After that I went  to the Coeur d'Alenes, in Idaho, and from  there to Kootenay. Later, with Joe Hunter,  I staked the Golden River Quesnelle'. property. Then I returned to Kootenay -and  opened a hotel in Kaslo; and was burned  out. Had the same fate at Lytton. Then  I had a hotel at Golden, and sold out there.  Fires have.; showed a marked preference  : for my possessions. In '50 I- was burned out  in San Francisco, and in '52'at Sacramento,  and in the big fire at Barkerville if took  up $30,000 of~my goods to satisfy the flames.  I was on tne Sea Bird when she was burnt  while running between Victoria and Fort  Langley, that was1 in '58, and I was also  a,passenger -on the Northern .which was  burnt off Cape Mendicino0on 4th January,  Do you remember many of the old-timers  that are now in the province, any of those  that are prominent?  "Yes, there is J. H. Turner, now agent  general for the province in England. The  first time I saw him he was packing a sack  of grain into a small feed store, and apparently had mighty little chance of ever  representing the province in England. R. P.  Rithet, now one of the leading financiers  of the province, was a porter., in a store,  and D. VV". Higgins, ex-speaker of the  house, had a little store at Yale. But the  most prominent man in those days was  judge Begbie. Did you ever hear his aversion to miners who wore soldiers capes?  No. Weir it was well known and freely  commented on in the judge's absence, and  once with equal freedom., in his presence.  The judge was nearing Lac La Hache one  stormy night on his- way to Barkerville,  and was; riding a very small, thin cayuse.  A couple of packers overtook him, and taking him for an ordinary prospector in hard  luck, expressed their opinions rather glibly, and jn the descriptive language of the  day, about the judge's horse, winding up  with an_ lnvltation^for^him-to^spend^the.  nightTit their camp. The judge refused the  invitation to spend the night, but accepted  of their hospitality to warm himself for  an hour or two. When he was ready to depart, one of the packers gave him a soldier's coat, with the remark that it was a    good thing he was getting out of the  country, for if old Begbie caught him with  a soldier's coat on he would send him to  jail for six months."  -^^*^^B^^5^^^^^g^u>^^^B>^^g0^^s>^**_\^^^g^^^5^^^5^^^2'^^32^^^5^^^S^rTS^^^v^4B^^^Bfe-'^B^**^^W^ ^^^0^^_^0r^B^^^_t_____0^B^"5<w^Stte*-*-*tttrnm-wsn-ryt**_. ^few- V*   ���  ���m  B  B  B  B  9)  B  B  B  B  B  B  JAKIE'S STORE  Is   tho '.-Headquarters   for  Diamonds.  All our goods are guaranteed for quality.  DISPATCH IS THE SOUL OF BUSINESS  This is always true, but never more so than in the holiday season of the Jewelry business,  when the loss of a day in filling an order means the loss of a sale. Our customers know how  promptly we fill orders. If you are not one now, this is the best time of all the year to test  the truthfulness of our claim that  WE  FILL  ORDERS  ON   THE  DAY  RECEIVED  NOT  TOMORROW  OR   NEXT   WEEK  You must not forget that our house is headquarters for Waltham, Elgin and Deuber-  Hampden Watches in an endless variety of cases, from the most plain and inexpensive to the  best examples of artistic decoration in gold and .jeweled work,  JACOB DOVER, " THE JEWELER."  O. P. B. Time Inspector NELSON, 6.C.  m  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  B  (��  fi-^�� 4? '&_.''%��.' ����i����__l����z 4&^��'^m'lim'^'-4m'^5��'&''&''&' 'v'^'T*'-?'-iS**^*^*^*-iS* m*'-Si**-*���&*-���&*t^!j&*-3b>'-^��� ^^mf-^'  *^�� *<?^ ^k.'ST* *5?*'^ ������*���** ���**���*������*���������*��� **fc, ���***.��� >���*���*.������** ������**.��� ^'V-N -0'��� ^*^'��� 00'00-j*'00' 00 ��� 00^5^0 ���0&'��0&'��0&^5'^&'^Si ?^��l&'*  A Beautiful Home  A visit to our Big Show Rooms just now will convince you that we have all the requisites to make a  home beautiful.  ARTISTIC FURNITURE    LOVELY DRAPERIES  High-class goods, the newest "designs, rich finish,  the very latest Novelties in odd pieces. Easy  Chairs,' Rocking Chairs, Reception Chairs, Elegant  Parlor and  China Cabinets,  Desks,  Bookcases, etc.  Beautiful Carpets, Oriental Rugs, Rich Curtains  No house in Nelson can show a finer display.    We  do  the  business.    Why?    Because  we substantiate  -  what we say���we have the goods and our PRICES  ARE RIGHT.  We Don't  HEEP OUR GOODS TO LOOK AT  W�� SELL AND HE-BUY  You will find our stock  complete with the most  up-to-date  FURNITURE  CARPETS  HIGH ART PICTURES  LINOLEUMS  AT LOWEST PRICES  Don't miss seeing our  fine line of Xmas goods.  Early buyers have first  choice.  D. IV(cARTHUR  & Coy  J. G. Bunyan & Co.  "GOOD CHEER" STOVES AM) RANftJ  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.  Importers and Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  JljXJuILXT^SIJO.  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Have just leceived 3,000,0 feet of logR from Idaho, and *wo aro prepared to cub the largest bill  of timber of any dimensions or lengths. Estimates given at any timo. Tbe largest stock of sash  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICE AND YARDS!   CORNER HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  Bankrupt Stock  CIGARS AND TOBACCOS  I have purchased from the assignee, the H. H. Playford & Co.  stock pf cigars and tobaccos at  a figure that will permit me selling them to dealers at less than  wholesale rates.- Showcases and  fixtures for sale.  W. A. Thurman  NOTICE  TO OUR CUSTOMERS:  Owing to our large losses on collections  during the past year and determining to  treat all alike hereafter, we have instructed  our driver.3 to allow no credit on and aftor  January 1st, 1!)02. Hoping you will recognize the Justness of the change, we remain,  your obedient servants,  KOOTENAY STEAM LAUNDRY.  Nelson, December 17th, 1901.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.  (LIMITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lunjber Always in  Stocl(.  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned "Work, Sash and DoorB.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.Ltd.  CORNER OF    HENDRYX AND VERNON 8TBBET8  0_f     COURSE    YOU    WANT    THK     BEST-  T1IKN-   GO   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   Ho will suit tou.  Large stock of imported season'H goods.  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, next door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. 0. Box (533 NKLSON, B.C.  /nor  07f.    r  P. Burns & Co,  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meat3  Head Offiob at  NELSON, B. 0.    Markets at   Nelson,   Rossland,   Trail,  Kaslo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverbon, ��� New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson  Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Ciby, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  o ALL kinds of ���  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  "WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. C BLOCK  WABD STBEET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  im  m  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  ito  $  ito  ito  ito  it  ~ito  SHAMROCK ill  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 pou nd package.  People who drink green tea ought to try our Regal  Brand uncolored Japan.   It is the best on the mar-  ket.   Pound package 50c.  We also carry Spider Leg and Gunpowder Tea.  Telephone 134  Nelson. B. C.  Morrison & Caldwell  ito  &&&m&m  ito  _w  TREMONT HOUSE  321 TO 33< BAKER STREET, NELSON  4MEI{ICAff AND EUROPEAN  PLAN8  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 25 Cents to S  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER STREET. NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  I^arge comfortable bedrooms ��Jid flrst-  class dining room. Sample rooms for commercial men.  RATES $2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  iAte of tbe Royal Hotel, Calgary  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THB   MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT   THE   MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRANDS  LIQUOR8   AND  CIQAR8.  NOTIOE.  In tho matter of an application for a duplicate  of a Certificate of Titlo to an undivided half o  Lot 12, Block 11 in tlio Town of Nolson.  Notice is hereby given that it in my intention  to issue afc tho oxpiration of ono month from tho  first publication hereof a duplicate of tlio Certill-  cato of Titlo to tho above mentioned undivided  half of Lot 12. Block 11 in tho Town of Nelson in  the name of Joseph Hcthorington Bowes, which  Certificate is dated thc 8th day of November,  1897, and numbcrod 101k. ., ���  H. V. MACLEOD.  Land Registry Ofllce, District Registrar.  Nelson, B.C., 3rd Docembor, 1901.  fyadden tyduse  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson.  Tbe only hotel ln Nelson tbat bas remained under one management since 1890.  Tbe bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electrtcu>.  Tbe bar is always Btocjted Dy tbe best  domestic and imported liquors aad cigars.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly* Clarke Hotel.  The Beat $1 per Day House in Nelson.  None but white holp employed.   Tho bar tho  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McMANUS, Maaiaror.  Bar stocked with best brands of wines,  llQuora, and cigars. Beer on draught Large  comfortable rooms. First class tabic boarAt  HOTEL   ROSSLAND,  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Veruon street. Best dollar a day  house ln 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.  J. V. O'LAUGHUN, Proprietor.  .'  ' '-'B  "51  '-���i  m  .-i-  m  ]  m  . i-  1:  -I  J '.  li THE  NELSON" TRIBUNE,  MONDAY  MORNING,  DECEMBER  30, 1901  m  ook Co., Ltd  o �� ���  ��  MGAINDAYS  DECEMBER 30th and 31st.  M  i  We hereby thank the public generally for  their generous patronage during 1901, and especially  for their appreciation of our Holiday efforts to  supply suitable Gifts at fair prices. We have decided to give the public an opportunity of  securing.  GREATER  BARGAINS  during the last two days of 1901 than has ever  been given in our. line of goods in Nelson. Following are a few of the snaps we are offering:  25 Sets Standard Authors  Cloth, in box.   Regular price $2.50,  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  Paily.  LKAVK  6:10 i). in,  Pnily  6:lfl p. 111.  Daily  8 a. 111.  8 a. in.  CHOW'S NKST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie.  Cnuihrook, Marysville, l'oit|  Steele, Klkti, Kurnie. .Michel,  Waii-more, l'Vaiik, Macleod.  Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.       I  AKKIVK  1 p. 111.  Daily.  COLUMWA & IvOOTE.VAY  HAILWAY  Hobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,,  Hcvolstokc.aml all points east|  'and west on C.l'.K. main line,  Hobson, Trail nnd Hussland,  Hobson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, I'luunix, Greenwood  und Midwuy.  (Daily except Sunday)  Hobson, Trail and Hossland.  (Daily except Sunday)   AKKIVR  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  LKAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN 1UVER ItAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, Kow  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily oxcept Sunday)   3:10 p.m.  LEAVE  i 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 & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays.)  AKKIVB  11 a.in.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  Five volumes  at $1.10.  Waverly Novels  Twelve volumes, were   $10,   now   $4.50.  Parkman,   Thackeray,    Elliot,    Dickens,  Sets   of  Carlyle,  #  W  #  Lytton, etc., at correspondingly low prices.  Pictures and Photo Frames  These goods all new were pronounced Perfect  Bargains at the Marked Prices. They are Snaps  at 25% off these prices.  Autoharps and Violins  At just one-half of the Regular Prices.  New Novels  Eight hundred of the  New  Novels.    75  cent  editions at zixA   cents   each.    This   is   an   opportunity of securing a   supply  of current  fiction   at  -prict����n:lTaf^  Chinaware  Just a hint that we are Clearing Out some  lines of our popular Chinaware without regard to  values. Cups and Saucers, Bread and Butter  Plates, Chocolate Sets, Vases, etc.  Cameras  At 25 per cent off the list prices.  ("Camera Fiends"  know that this means below cost.)  Fancy Goods Department  In our Fancy Goods Department there are  endless bargains still left. Goods are all new  and in good condition.   .  Doll and Toy Department  All that is left of our Doll and Toy Department is included in the bargain list.  LEAVE  NELSOK & FORT SHEPPARD HAIL WAY"  ARRIVE  Depot  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Depot.  9:10 a. m  A'orthport, Itossland, Colville  0:45 p.m.  Mount'ii.  and Spokane.  Mount'in  10:3011.111.  Making through 'connection?  3:50 p. m.  Daily.  at Spokane to the south,  cast and west.  Daily  LEAVE  KOOTENAY LAKE  ARRIVE  Kaslo  .STEAMBOATS  Kaslo  7 a.m.  *   i):?0 p. in.  Nelson  Kelson  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  (i:00 p.m.  i��a3lo and all Way Landings  10:30 a.m.  Daily  Daily  CITY -AND DISTRICT.  Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Ward are "at  homo" in Fairview to their friends.  Travel between Rossland and Nelson is  light-Sunday 'nights. L,ast night the only,  passenger  was a Cninaman.  There are 493 names on the voters' list  oC Kaslo. The list is printed in full in the  Kootenaian of Thursday.  C. ,V. Diamond of Comaplix, who has extensive mining interests' in the Lardeau  district, passed through Nelson yesterday  on his honeymoon.  James Baxter, came over from Frank,  Alberta night beforo last. Ho reports that  coal town allsright. One of tho coal seams  opened is SO feet wide.  Frank W. Hardy of Ymir is gazetted a  deputy mining recorder at that place during the absence from the province on  leave of A. D. Buckworth.  m  Frank Sinclair, who owns a well stocked  cattle ranch at North Yakima, Washington,  is in Nelson on a visit to his brother, conductor Sinclair of .the.N. &\F. S. railway.  According to iho Rossland Miner,' the  branch ' of - tho Canadian Bank of Commerce in Rossland is to be closed on January 15th." Depositors Will be paid through  the Bank of Montreal.  John 12. Hooson, who has been a clerk in  the1*'office of the mining recorder at Rossland for several years, has been promoted.  He is now the mining recorder of Trail  Creek mining division, and "Jack" Kirkup  has one oflice the less.  Thomas Sproat, who has been a patient  in the general hospital for several weeks,  left that institution yesterday and received  the congratulations of his friends upon the  successful termination of the very, difli-  cult operation which ho underwent.  Is it not about time for Frank Fletcher,"  ���seeing that he is to be the candidate of the  "best class" for mayor, to publish an address to the electors. Or is lie waiting until  tho city clerk's assistant gets through with  tho voters' list?  Georgo AV. -Hull, manager of the Sullivan  group of mines'** passed through Nelson yesterday on Jits way to Marys ville _after_  -sponding^tli'e^ClTristmas holidays with his  friends in Spokane. He says the Bast  Kootenay smelter town will be the busi-  i'est center in Kootenay next summer.  John Lachore, who is accountant in the  Hudson's Bay Company, it is said, will  be assistant ]x>stmaster under John Ayton  Gibson. It Mr. Lachoro has been selected  for the responsible position his friends  will be pleased and the public will be well  served, for Mr. Lnchore is capable and accommodating.  a x. a  tit  e ��. o  DON'T   PAIL  TO  CALL IN AND  SEE  IF THE FACTS DO NOT TALLY  WITH  THE  AD.  m  CANADA  M  ^.^ <3| <3 <z�� <z3 <3 <2 <3 -<Sj <3 ���<>,. -*,.  *\>5 . r^l'^'fzZi'aZr 'c3'��Z> 'C3'G3 'oJ'OJ 'C^'i  M  lS3* ��J53* ��3^ o "^ -^S^ ��**^ ".JSSj ",5^ ��� "^ ��� ^-^  �����*���*���*���=���' ��� c^>'  C=2'(Z2  Wishes He Were Back ia Nelson.  A. B. Hodgins, who left Nelson for  South Africa in  the fall of 1S99 as a  lieutenant in the First Canadian Contingent, and who was with lord Roberts in his inarch to Pretoria,  taking  part in the fight at I^nardeburg, where  the Canadians made a name for themselves, writes to the editor of The Tribune from Johannesburg, where he is  ri/cw in ch��r.ge ,qf onje of tlhe divisions  of tho construction department of Imperial    Military   Railways.     He   says:  "Many a time I wish I was back in Nelson.   Jewburg or Jooburg, as this place  is sometimes called, is not the best place  in the world.    Its climate is certainly  magnificent, but when you get to wanting other things you find that they are  r.��ot in stock or so expensive that you  must leave them alone.    On thing that  is not in stock today is meat; none in  any    of    the    butcher    shops.      Were  "Billie" Perdue to drive a band of cattle  or sheep to this place he would make a  fortune.    I saw George Beer at Bloom-  fontein a day or two ago.   He had been  treking about, for six months or more,  and was back in town for the first time  since he arrived.   John Hirsch was also  there, and the three of us went to the  theatre.   I got more Nelson news from  Beer than I had heard for a long time.  There is not much new work going on  just. now.   We are waiting for the war  to finish, then I hope there will be a stir  on construction.   At present I havo only  a G-mile branch near Pretoria, and some  tracklaying 21 miles from Bloomfontein  to Sannah's Pos�� and some police barracks in town.    A good story is in circulation hero.    Major Ross of the Canadian Scouts caught a prisoner in khaki,  one of a hatch of 17 his men took somewhere nortli.   Well, this man was dressed like "Tommie," with some regimental   hadges,  and   on  searching  him   he  found   colonel   Vandelieur's   notebook  and diary on him. He was court-martialed on the spot, found guilty, sentenced, and after a respite of five minutes  in which to pray was shot. Then Ross  sent in his report for confirmation. You  probably have heard of Charlie Ross.  Pie is a Western man and is well  thought of out here. He got-his D.S.O.  for Sannah's Post-. Canadians .are doing  well, and only grumble about the scarcity of meat and whiskey. The letter  can only be obtained by a permit, and  very often permits exceed the stock on  hand." ' ���        ' I,  Great Britain Losing Trade,  NEW YORK, December 29.���The consul-general of thc United States at Liverpool forecasts a time not far distant  when Great Britain will be third in the  world's commerce and trade, with Germany  second,   and   the  United   States  first.    His statements  are,   in  a way,  justified, for Great Britain is dropping  back alarmingly (for her) in the great  trade race among the peoples  of the  world;  still, she had such a lead that  she is'not likely to loso ic very soon, unless it is to the United States, whose  forward industrial and trade rush has  been the phenomenon of the age. .. Great  Britain is hardly recovering from the  tremendous set-back given her by the  great strike two years ago, which can  only be described as calamitous; there,  have been serious fears that her coal  veins  will  become  exhausted,   or  will  have to be worked at such.'depths and-  under such disadvantages as wil shut  off all ideas of cheap coal.    There is  always a severe strain on British resources in men maintaining the India  establishment;    the   Chinese    troubles  are harrassing; and worst of all, there  is that cruel and exhausting Boer war.  The   Irish   question,   too,   always   calls  for a lifting of dead weight, whereas,  with  right  management,   especially  if  the past had in any way endeared the  people, to-   the   British   empire   there  would  have been a mighty source of  helpful   energy.     Great  Britain   is   not  in dire straits yet, by any means, but she  is   worried,   and   the   consul-general's  forecast may   come   at   least   partial Iv  true sooner than one would be disposed  to think.   The glorious reijrn of Victoria  is over, in more meanings than one.'Thp  home government, however, may. as did  ancient Rornfi. taking new life from its  cr^onies of kindred race and sneech, find  enjoy    renewed     strength     and     rule  through their fresh and growing power.  "News Butchers'' to Go.  SPOKANE, December 29.���It is announced: that on the 1st of January the  "news butchers" on the Northern. Pacific railroad will be put out of business  and the news service will be conducted  by the road itself, but will be in charge  of P. G. Tourtelott, superintendent of  the dining car department. A. Odone,  inspector of the dining car service, was  in the northwest, a few days .'ago on a  trip to the Coast to arrange for the new  system. The change is made by the  company entirely in the .interests of the  traveling public and with less idea of  making money out of it than to serve  the people satisfactorily. . News stands  will be established.'at all of the principal  stations along" the road, where newspapers frohv all over the country will be  kept on sale. All the, leading papers  published between St. PauLand Portland  will, always be kept on sale on the  trains. It is understood to be the aim  of the company to make the news ser-  virie as near perfect as possible. The  old familiar and brothersome news  agent and "peanut butcher" is gradually  disappearing from all the railroad trains  of the country, and the-Northern Pacific is one of the foremost roads in suppressing him.  ESTABLISHED 1892  to  f$x  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  -^^*^:^^^S^^^^^^^i^3^%s.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay-  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars-  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  ���Tinware  4'  Hi  iti  iti  iti  \ti  iti  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS   $  iti  iti  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND RANGES  :��� NELSON, B. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B. C.  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  iti  SANDON, B.C.    iti  ^^efceeeei6��eeeeeeefeeeft��ee  w  iti  iti  iti  \ti  i��  iti  *',  New Year's Gifts  FOR GIRLS  Fancy Slippers, Dress and Street Shoes, etc.  FOR BOYS  Slippers,   Hockey   Boots,  Moccasins,  Gum  Boots, Strong School Boots, etc.  FOR LITTLE TOTS  An endless variety.of Infants' Footwear.  ��^ >��.. ^. sr- ���*��. ��� >. ��� ��r ��s^ ��r ^ g^ ^: 55: s^ Sylj^  to  m  to  FOR GENTLEMEN  Skating Boots, Slippers, Drrss Shoes,Gloves,  Rubber Soled Boots,  Evening  Pumps, etc.  FOR LADIES  Dress Shoes, Fancy Slippers, Felt Slippers,  Turkibh Slippers, Skating Boots, Dancing  Shoes, "Julia Marlowe" Walking Shoes, etc.  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop.  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  f$X  to  fl\  fix  to  fix.  ifi  m  to  jn  {Base Ball Magnates in Trouble.  NEW YORK, December 29.���The entire press of the United States seems to  =he^with=A.^G.=Spalding=in=his=e*fflorts=to  obtain control of the National baseball  league.    Spalding was elected president  by Ave out of the eight clubs comprising the organization,   and   is   opposed  now in the courts by Andrew Freedman  of the New York club and T. J. Brush of  Indianapolis.    Freedman of New York  has been the curse of baseball ever since  he managed to get into the game. "He is  after the money and nothing else.   The  remarkable fact has come to light since  the present dispute started that Freedman has only seen his club play two  games in a year and a half but that he is  always at thebox ofllce when   the game is  over.   New York is of course the baseball city of the country; it has the largest population, the most money and generally as good players as anywhere, yet  in  spite of that New York nearly always finishes at the   tail   end   of   the  league.    It seems all Frcedman's fault..  The players cannot get along with him,  and never play their  oest while with  New York.   If he gets a star, as he did  in Mathewson at the beginning of the  year, he works him  to death while he  is a drawing card, and throws him down  afterwards.    The trouble is Freedman  controls  the only  baseball  grounds  in  New York.    As it is now Spalding was  enjoined from acting as president of the  league until a trial which  may decide  whether he was legally elected  or not  is held.   As this trial may not be held  for a year, there is likely to be all sorts  of mixups in baseball circles this summer.  "Young Cortett" and His Wife.  Maud Slater, the champion cake-  walker of Colorado, who married  "Young Corbett," the new pugilistic  champion, Christmas day, is one of the  most remarkable young persons in the  west. For four years she has been earning large sums of money by giving  cakewalk exhibitions and dances. The  former were given generally at private  entertainments. At one of her recent  dances her net profits were nearly $400.  When the rag-time craze struck Colorado, Maud was attending school at  Cripple Creek. Ono night Maud entered  a cakewalk contest there and won a  diamond ring and $100 in. gold. From  that time she devoted herself to dances  and calcewalks.    Now she lias several t  thousand dollars in the bank, and .a long  list of high-priced patrons, who engage  her for' parlor entertainments. More  than a year ago, when she met "Young  Corbett" the latter was one of the  judges of a cakewalk, and he awarded  the first prize to a pretty girl named  Florence Woods. Maud was angry, and  tried to fight the little pugilist. He did  not resent the attack, and she promptly  resorted to tears. They won, and  "Young Corbett" was quite willing to  make up. The '..friendship later , grew  more serious, especially after the death  of Swift Hensley, Maud's walking partner. When Corbett left Denver to, train  for the McGovern figftt he promised  Maud he would return and marry her  Christmas day. Miss Slater is a striking girl. She is a lithe and willowy as  a professional athlete. She has frequently sparred with her future husband, and has a punch with both arms  that would make an ordinary man  wince.  Why They are Welcome.  The Detroit Tribune gives the following as the reasons why the Second Canadian Mountain Rifles.will be welcomed  in South Africa: "Instead of needing  regulars to hold them in line, the Can-  g��6*�� **���*. *.*���*.**.*.**.*.*.*.*.*.*.**-**-******-*.*.**.**.***.*.*.&*.*.*.&$.S:$tt%il!:  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH   *  adiansTwere mosfeffective when given  their heads. They fought with intelligence. They moved with rapidity and  discretion. They were always ready to  take the initiative. When they got into  a tight place they invariably showed the  good stuff was in them. Military authorities were slow to appreciate the  fact that the best soldier for modern  warfare is the hardy horseman of quick  intelligence, who can find a shelter for  his own skin when the bullets are flying thickly, and who can by skilful use  of his rifle and his wits give a good account of himself to the enemy. Who  does not care a picayune if his cavalry  squadron is out of alignment* when it  scours across the country. Who is not  ashamed to scud for cover when nothing  Is to be gained by sacrificing his life.  Who. on the other hand, when it comes  to a hand-to-hand scrimmage, shows his  ability to stay with the regulars, and a  readiness to make any sacrifice that  m��v soom npceseary? But the British  military authorities, ��� have gradually  come to lenrn this, and the Canadinns,  ns well as the Boers, taught it to them.  And so it is not surnrising that the lat-  Gpt. continfp.nt of volunteers from Canada should be very welcome.  Ropublic Said to Be in Revolt.  WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacoa, December 2!).���Advices received here today  from Caracas, Venezuela, say the revolution ngainst presidont Castro is gaining  ground. Nenrly the whole republic is In revolt and bands of hundreds are scourinsr  the countrv. The telegraph lines in the interior of the country have been cut. The  arrivnl of senor Mates, the reputed hend  of the revolutionary movement, while the  steamer Bnnrigh, loaded wilh munition's nf  \v:ir, is awnited daily. A decisive conflict  will then  take place.  Traffic Blocked by Storm.  HALIFAX, December 29.���A wind and  rnin storm of great violence blocked trafiic hero last night.  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  'Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Gases  Ladies' Dressing Cases*  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  G-ents'Purses and Wallets  v   Chatelaine,Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  %**9 '*** *** ���****���*���*���***���*** ���*** ���*-**'****-*****'*-**-*******-*9-99*!$  oys  Having added to my stock a large  range of Youth's Boy's and 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 ta  examine ray stock and get prices before  purchasing elsewher.  217 and 219  Baker Street  J. A. GILKER  IF BROWN SOLD IT IT'S GOOD  THANKS  We wish to thank the people of Nelson and  surrounding district for their liberal patronage  during the Holiday Season.  Nearly all the goods we put in for Christmas are sold. There are a few leffc, however,  and a few more came in too late for Christmas.  All these we will sell at reduced prices until  January 1st, 1902.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  Ills Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council hns been pleased to make thc following appointment:  l^'-anlc W. Itiirdy of Ymir, Bsriulrc, to  perform lhe duties of ,t deputy mining recorder, at Ymir, for thc Nelson mining division, during the iib.sence upon leave of  Mr. A. B. Buckworth, J.P.  BAKER STREET  JEWELERS  NELSON,   B. C.  OHBISTMAS PUDDING  We have the best stock of peel and Christmas  fruits in the city. Everything fresh. This season's  lemon, orange and citron pee!, cleaned currants  and raisins.  0>  L  ���S1  fl I  .'A  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO;


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