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 _:_t-i5_S__;,jiS:-'i'j  ESABLISHED  WASAMUBDEREB  SCHEEPERS DESERVING OF  NO SYMPATHY  FRIDAY  MORNING*; JANUARY 24,  1902  SECRETARY BRODERICK INFORMS  PARLIAMENT  WHY HE  WAS  EXECUTED  LONDON, January 23.���The war secretary, Mr. Broderick, was,, asked by  William Redmond, Irish Nationalist, in  the house of commons today why commandant Scheepers, who was captured  by general French in October last, was  executed last Saturday at Graafreinet,  Cape Colony. The secretary replied  that Scheepers was shot because he had  been convicted of various offences  against the usages of war, including  seven cold-blooded murders of natives,  and the Hogging of a white man. Mr.  Broderick added that the fact that com-  mandan Scheepers was a prisoner of  war carried no exemption from trial for  . murder, or other violations of the rules  of war.       o  Mr. Balfour, the government leader in  the house, partially parried an interesting question put by Mr. McLaren, Liberal, as to whether any proposals in behalf of the leaders of the Boers, with a  view of bringing about a settlement of  the war, had been received by the government since the negotiations between  general Kitchener and general Botha.  "No proposal of that kind," said Mr.  Balfour, "has reached us on the part of  any one able to speak for the leaders  i. of the Boer forces." The evasive reply  of the government leader was taken to  be a confirmation of the reports that  proposals had been received from' the  Boer delegates in Europe, but. had been  rejected.  The  debate  in  reply  to  the  speech  from the throne was  resumed  in  the  house of commons today by John Redmond, who moved an amendment raising the whole question of Irish grievances.    He   declared   that .instead   of.  remedying   the   admitted   wrongs,   the  -government had fallen back on the old  methods of coercion.  The Irish people would yet teach Mr.  ,. Wyndham, the chief secretary for Ireland, to repent his rash refusal to grant  the, reasonable demands of Ireland  in  regard to the compulsory sale and purchase of land.    There was no country  in the world where crime was less frequent than in Ireland.    Yet the coercion act had been resurrected, after a  decade, and had been ruthlessly applied  to  scores,   including  members   of   the  house of commons, who had been un-  justifably imprisoned, and trial by jury  : had been abolished.   The whole intellect  of-Ireland was against the government,  and   in   such   circumstances   resistence  to the government was a duty and re-  " hellion   became   merely  a  question   of  , expediency.    Though  a hundred years  had passed sinced the union, English  rule in Ireland still rested upon force  and   corruption,   and  the  Irish  would  never be well satisfied until they were  masters of-their own country.   Hon. P.  Hayden, Irish Nationalist, seconded the  amendment.  *"i^Repryin~g^to=*^Mrr^Re=dmondp^Mrr  Wyndham traversed almost all of his  statements and  declared that no_gov-  ernment expected   to   settle   the "Irish  question, but only hoped to do a little  toward improving it, and that the land  act of 1881 was too drastic a measure,  having produced a litigous war which  had ruined many people.   The chief secretary for Ireland said that the strongest argument against introducing compulsion into the purchase and sale of  land was that such action would provoke every landlord and  every tenant  to fight from court to court on every  disputable   point.     He   reiterated   his  conviction that thej-jower of the United  Irish league was declining; that it had  only 74 branches, and that it was having a prejudicial effect upon economies.  The   present   agitation,   declared   Mr.  Wyndham, was the work of a few determined persons, and no man who was  not a cur would hesitate to take such  steps as were open to him to suppress  this wretched form of bullying the government.    Mr. Wyndham said he was  determined,   while dealing  justly  with  Ireland, to fight for liberty and the protection of property.  tion of Wk prince. The press will be  cared for as far as the limited space  will permit. It is now proposed to take  the distinguished visitor as far north as  Milwaukee on one side, and Boston on  the other. Tlie prince will arrive in  New York on Saturday, and will spend  his first Sunday in America in that  city, paying a visit to Grant's tomb. He  will go to Washington early Monday  morning, and while there will live at  the German embassy. A special guard  of honor, consisting of a detail of  United States engineers will watch the  embassy as long as the prince remains  there. The second Sunday will probably  bo spent at. Chatanooga and a visit will  be paid to the great national park at  Chickamauga. The third and last Sunday of the prince's stay in America will  be spent in New York.  ing their, duties on that occasion. Whitelaw  Reid will head the special embassy, and on  the Invitation of Mr. Reid general Wilson  and captain Clark will spend several days  at his residence near New York city for  the purpose of agreeing on a program for  partcipation in the coronation ceremonies.  Captain Clark later visited the capital and  was presented to the senators by senator  Proctor. The presentation occurred ln the  senate marble room. The reception was informal and most cordial.  DAILY EDITION  THE LAST CHANGE LEDGE  Struck at Depth of 1600 Feet  After eighteen months' steady1 work,  and an expenditure of close on to $50,-  000, the galena ledge has at last been  struck in the long tunnel at the Last  Chance and a fine body of ore opened  up. The galena tunnel is without doubt  the finest cro6S-cut ever driven in the  province of British Columbia. It is  1,800 feet long, 7x0 in the clear, and  runs to tap the galena ledge which outcrops very strongly on the surface^ but  has never been prospected below 50  feet. It was the heaviest mining gamble  ever taken in the Kootenay. The tunnel crossed the ledge about three  months ap-o in a barren spot and was  driven 150 feet past it before the managers decided, about, a month ago, to  raise and drift on a slip which looked  as though it night be a vein. On Saturday the ore was struck at a depth of  1,600 feet, and a new record made for  long tunnel work in the Slocan.���The  Ledge.  Money Returned to China  WASHINGTON, January 23.-Secretary  Hay today handed to minister "Wu a draft  on the United States treasury for $376,600,  being the value of the silver bullion captured by the American marines at Tien  Tsin. Inasmuch as minister Wu is charged  with the payment of salaries of the Chinese  consuls in the United States, and with defraying the expenses of the Chinese legation in Washington, in Lima and Madrid,  it is believed that this money will be applied to such purposes.  DID  NOT EARN  DIVIDEND  BOSSLANfi STRIKE  UNION IS TREATING WITH  THE L�� ROI  IT IS EXPECTED T&AT A SETTLEMENT WILL BE REACHED  SHORTLY  Henry's Gifts to Americans  BERLIN, January 23.���*Prinpe Henry  of Prussia selected at the court jewelers  today about fifty presents for Americans  with whom he' will come specially in  contact',during his.visit to the United  States. The presents include several  gold and silver boxes set with diamonds.  They have the emperor's monogram, encircled with diamonds enamelled on the  lids, beautiful silver cups with ''Hohenzollern" enamelled on them; gold and  ' silver cigarette - cases on which his majesty's autograph is traced in small diamonds, and small compasses, enclosed  in gold and silver boxes, with "Hohenzollern" enamelled on them, besides  larger and more valuable gifts. A number of cuff links, brooches and scarf  pins with the initial "H" in diamonds,  are also included among the presents.  The latter are intended for less important persons. Official secrecy is maintained as to what the emperor and  prince Henry will present to the president, rear-admiral R. D. Evans and Miss  Alice Roosevelt, though it is well known  that his majesty will send Miss Roosevelt a jewelled bracelet and prince  Henry will probably offer the president a fine hunting gun, with interchangeable shot, and rifle barrels, and  its accompanying equipment.  An Insurance Trust  NEW YORK, January 23.���A provisional agreement has been signed whereby the Imperial Insurance Company,  the Alliance Assurance Company and  the Imperial Life Insurance Company  are to- be amalgamated, cables the London correspondent of the Journal of  Commerce. The company will be called  the Imperial Alliance and will take  over the entire assets and business of  all three institutions. The staff of both  Imperials will be retained by the Imperial Alliance as insisted upon by  general manager E. Cozens Smith  the Imperial.  of  The Program is Approved  WASHINGTON, January 23. ��� Emperor William has approved the plans  of the committee on arrangements for  the reception of prince Henry as far as  they go, and they were working on the  contracts to be made with the railroad  company for the prince's train which  will be provided by this government.  This train will be made up of six cars  of the finest description and one will be  set apart for the exclusive accommoda-  Tellers Resolution Dropped  WASHINGTON, January 23. ��� The  senate decided that when it adjourned  today it should be until Monday. Mr.  -Teller,-of_-Golorado,_-called_-up_his--res^  olution introduced yesterday providing  for the intervention of the United States  government in behalf of commandant  Scheepers of the Boer army, sentenced  to death by the British South African  authorities. Mr. Teller said that since  introducing the resolution, however, he  had been informed by the Associated  Press that the death sentence upon  Scheepers had been executed last Saturday. He had been criticized by senators,  he alleged, for Introducing the bill, "lt  is said," continued Mr. Teller, "that the  resolution might be offensive to the government of Great Britain, but if the  Geneva convention means anything, it  means that we should intervene in  such a case as this." Mr. Teller read  the articles of the Genevea convention  applying to the case and said: "It was  the business of this government to have  ascertained the facts regarding this  case, and to have protested against this  execution." In view of the execution  of commandant Scheepers, he asked  that the resolution be postponed indefinitely.  Showing Some Consideration  MONTREAL, January 23.���The Herald's  London cable says: "Lord Strathcona in reply to a deputation from the Bristol chamber of commerce, advocating the claims of  Bristol as a terminal port for the new Canadian mall service, has proposed to lay the  matter before the Dominion government.  Lord Strathcona will be a guest at-the  Royal Navy Club's banquet on February  4th. Great Britain was never more desirous  of strengthening commercial ilnks with  colonies than she is at present. The decision  of the Manchester Liners Company to increase the service with Canada gives great  satisfaction in Lancashire.  Criticism of the Le Roi No. 2  The B. C. Review, a London mining  journal which gives considerable attention to Kootenay mining ventures, in  cemmenting upon the report and financial statement of the Le Roi No.. 2,  says:  "The balance sheet of the Le Roi No.  2 from June 1st, 1900, to September  last has now been issued, and accom-  panyipg it is a somewhat intricate report by the auditor. This report bears  out the statements we made in our  issue of June, 15th, when we wrote:  "The announcement of a five per cent  dividend by the Le Roi No. 2 was somewhat of a surprise to the market, and  was not unnaturally regarded as a piece  of financial diplomacy in view of the  approaching proceedings in regard to  the liquidation of the B. A. C. It is obvious from the returns issued by the  company that unless the ore values in  this mine are very substantially higher  than the Le Roi the mine has not  earned sufficient profits to pay ��30,000,"  as it now transpires that the total profit earned up to September 30th last  only amounted to ��27,275! There is  one poinf that needs explanation, viz;  the payuienfe Of ��30,000 as dividend,  although 12,000 shares owned by the  B. A. C. were only partly paid up.  The directors, it appears, received  ��1,500, being 5 per cent of the profits of  the company���which had not been  earned!  It is stated that the Le Roi company  had claimed $6,000 against the Le Roi  No. 2 for development work done, which  claim is not admitted by the directors.  There appears to be some slight discrepancy here, as Mr. Frecheville states,  that work costing $20,000 has been done  by the Le Roi in opening up the Josie  and No. 1 claims, a piece of generosity  on the part of the parent company_for  which they only desire to charge the  Le Roi No. 2 less than one-third if the  cost.  The uncertainty in regard to the  smelter charges on the Le Roi No. 2  ores shows that those in charge of the  smelter were either incompetent or unbusinesslike. They commenced by  charging $5 a -ton for freight and treatment, aftewards raising it to ?6, ahd  later making a further addition of $1.98  per ton, which the present directors  consider to be $1.38 too much. The  company appears to have managed its  indebtedness to the Bank of Montreal,  but the position of affairs as shown in  the balance sheet shows that some time  must elapse before another dividend  can be distributed.  Was not a Condor Boat  VICTORIA, January 23.���The ship's boat,  found by Indians off Barclay Sound, as reported by the revenue cutter Grant, was  not one of the Condor's boats, nor that of  a warship. Investigation by captain Davis  of this city, pilot of the Grant, showed that  tho boat was a double ended, clinker built  ship's boat, such as those on a coasting  vessel. It was intact but bore no marks.  No orders have yet been received for the  Egeira, although constant inquiries regarding the Condor are made at the admiralty.  Will Rehearse Their Parts  WASHINGTON, January 23. ��� General  James IT. AVilson and captain Clark, who  will represent the army and navy at tho  coronation of king Edward, talked with the  president today in a general way concern-  OccasienedTuf Surprise ~"  NEW YORK, January 23.���According  to a London correspondent the decision  of the isthmian canal commission in  favor of the Panama canal route does  not occasion surprise in London. The  Pall Mall Gazette says: "The French  company could not well help themselves,  since they succeeded to an inheritance  which had been mortgaged beyond redemption by the rascality of another organisation. When the United States  takes the business in hand it will not  tolerate party politics which takes the  explosive form of a pitched battle and  the killing of a governor."  ROSSLAND, January 23.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The vote of the members of the Rossland Miners' Union was  taken today upon the "question whether  or not the strike should be called off  so far as it affects the Le Roi minj..  The voting was by ballot and the result  has not been announced so that it can  only be said that up to the present the  strike has not been declared off. A The  result of the balloting Is known only to  the members of the-union's executive  and  it is not  expected  that any announcement with respect to the same  will be made until after some further  negotiations .with the^management of  the Le Roi mine. : ^rppi. tjiat it is assumed thfit $e"wi0"!e fe'apefvii Of securing some  concessions..   The  voting  today in nor way effects the striks so  far as it applies to the lie Roi No. 2, the  War Eagle, Centre  Star: and  some  of  the other properties in* the camp.   The  union is treating with the Le Roi management only, and with it only in so  far as the mine is concerned, as whether  the strike is lifted at Rossland or not  the situation at the Northport smelter  will remain the same. ,  ROSSLAND, January 53.���[Associated  Press.]���The result of the ballot taken  today, as to calling off the strike against  the Le Roi mine, is not known tonight  Members of the union have been informed that the executive committee  will publish the outcome in due time.  A straight majority of votes cast is all  that, is required to discontinue the  strike and it is generally conceded that  the affirmative was^ strongly supported.  Union men take this view of the matter and are looking forward with satisfaction to resuming work.  Concerning the contemplated. settlement of the. union's,difficulties with .the  management of the' I_e Roi mine, The  Evening World this afternoon says:  At the regular meeting of the Rossland Miners' Union held last evening,  a full attendance of the members were  ���niesent. -������:  The executive commitee submitted a  report of the .negotiations which had.  been carried on with the mine managers  in regard to a settlement of the strike.  A definite proposal being in the hands  of the committee in regard to the conditions the Le Roi company would be  willing to extend in case a settlement  could be affected, a resolution was  moved that the executive committee of  the union be empowered to negotiate  and complete a settlement with the Le  Roi management on the conditions imposed.      ���  A vote by secret ballot is being taken  today on this resolution, poll being  opened from 10 a. m. to 7 p. m., in order  to allow every member an opportunity  to express his opinion. Much pleasure  was expressed at the courteous and  friendly manner in which the represen-  tatives"i6fiithei'unionaihad"b-en=ireceived  during the negotiations leading up to  ithe proposal.  WESTERNERS GIVE TROUBLE  the emperor. The replies to these addresses  were deliverd by prince Ching. The emperor was silent throughout the adience and  remained stolid and impassive. Formerly  the emperor replied to the ministers in  Manchuria, and the prince interpreted what  he said. Today the emperor appeared as  an automaton, and secretaries of the foreign ministers who were present report  that ho looked weaker. The ministers of the  foreign powers entered the forbidden city  at the main gate, leaving their military escorts outside. At the second gate they entered yellow chairs, like those furnished  for the princes and secretaries. They  walked through the inner courts of the forbidden circle and their cortege retired from  the city by the east sate.  An Old Circus Man Dead  BINGHAMPTON, January 23:'- Joshua  Whitney, of Shappee and Whitney, two of  the most famous circus performers of the  70*s, dropped dead here yesterday. He was  a grandson of general Joshua Whitney.  MAKES A COOP SUGGESTION  For Control of Corporations  WASHINGTON, January 23.���The industrial commission, after years spent in investigating the industrial condition of the  country with the view of making recommendations calculated to assist in the solution, of the problem of the times, has completed and sent to the printer its final report. It is expected that this report will be  sent to congress within the next few days.  The final document will be" a volume of  about 1000 pages, and will be a review of  the evidence centain>dm the previously  publish.ed eighteen volumes. In this last  Jflw.me th.e various questions which have  peep considered in the course" of the in-  OUtry aye discussed under separate headings ai*d recommendations are made. On  th- question of. trusts the commission followed closely upon tho recommendations  laid down by the president in his annual  message. Supervision by the national government Is recommended. The most radical specific step suggested in that direction  by the reports Is that the books of all corporations be at all times subject to inspection, as are the books of national banks.  This, it is claimed, would go far toward  protecting the public against impositions  ln the way of capitalization and other, devices. The commission discusses "government ownership of railroads and the telegraph lines, but does not recommend such  a departure from present methods.  Condemned the QounpU'-s Action  GRAND PORKS, January 23.���The Grand  Forks board of trade tonight adopted a re-  s/elutipn expressing regret at the action of  the retiring city: council in voting itself a  bonus of $1200: These officers wore elected:  13. Doberer, president; C. A. Powell, first  vice-president; Fred Clark, second vice-  president; Dr, Westwood, treasurer; and  Colin Campbell, secretary.      ���  The British Columbia Coal' Company,  Limited, with a capital of $1,500,000, in  shares of $1 each, is being incorporated, for  the purpose of acquiring air the bituminous  coal lands on.the north' Kettle river, seventy miles north of Grand Forks. A basis of  consolidation of tho interests owned there  by claim owners of this city and' Nelson  has been reached. Development work will  be started In the'spring:  troduced to place the Newfoundland naval  reserve on a. permanent basis. Mr. Chamberlain, the colonial secretary, answering  a question on the same subject, said that  although communications were proceeding  with France, his majesty's government was  not yet in a position to make a statement  on the French shore question.  Commission's Enquiry Opened  NEW YORK, January 23.���The state railroad commission today began its investigation of the recent accident in the Park avenue tunnel of the New York Central rail-  w,a7', ln which seventeen persons were  killed. A delegation from the board of  trade of Mount Vernon presented a set of  resolutions adopted by that body, and a petition prepared here asking that the use of  steam in the tunnel and soft coal by the  New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad be forbidden, was read. Commissioner  Cole announced that the Inquiry would be  technical in character, and that it was the  Intention to call many railroad men.  OFFICIAL   REPORT  ISSUED  WON OW AGAIN  STANLEY CUP WILL  REMAIN IN WINNIPEG  TOEONTO MEN WEEE NOT ABLE  TO WBEST  CHAMPIONSHIP  FBOM WESTEBNEBS  Austrian Imperial Nupital  VIENNA, January 23.���The archduchess Elizabeth, grand daughter of  emperor Francis Joseph, was married  today to prince Otho Von Windisch  Graetz at the Josefl chapel of the Hof-  burg in the presence of emperor Francis Joseph, countess Lonyay, the bride's  mother' and a number of princes and  princesses belonging to the imperial  ���family.  Tribal Conflicts in Bulgaria  CONSTANTINOPLE, January 23.���  The Kurds .are in the field in Armenia  and sanguinary tribal conflicts have occurred in the Vielayets of Bitlis and  Van. Twenty men were killed in the  Bitlis fight and both sides suffered  heavily. Bulgarian and Turkish troops  have been in conflict in the Vilayet of  Kossovo.   Ten Bulgarians were killed.  Will Favor Party Lines  ROSSLAND, January 23.���The Rossland Liberal Association met tonight  and appointed delegates to the Vancouver convention on February 6th, as  follows; Dr. Sinclair, W. Hart-Mc-  Harg and W. J. Whiteside. The delegates will support the introduction of  party lines into provincial politics.  Monster Anti-Deputation  TORONTO, January 23.���An anti-  prohibition deputation, six hundred  strong, drawn from all over the province and composed of people in all  walks of life, is here to wait on premier  Ross tomorrow.  Several Will be Discharged  HALIFAX, January 23.���The western  men who form a portion of the Second  Canadian Mounted Rifles, in camp at  Willow Grove, are in condition approaching insubordination. In the flrst  place the men are put out because the  eastern contingent, though they arrived  in Halifax after the western men, were  sent away flrst on the Manhattan. Just  as soon as they sailed they began drawing $1.25 per day, while the western  men are still receiving 25 cents per  day. On Saturday the men were given  a few hours down town. A few of  them imbibed a little too freely and as  a result got into the ''cooler." The discipline at the camp is, most severe, and  as a result ten more men have been discharged during the past two days for  trival breaches of discipline. It is just  possible the Victorian's departure may  be delayed, on account of the ugly feeling which.has broken out between some  of the men and the officers, until the  most turbulent can be'weeded out and  replaced by new men. The number  which may be so discharged is said to  be in the neighborhood of fifty.  WERE GIVEN AN AUDIENCE  Changed Conditions at Pekin  PEKIN, January 23.���The ministers of the  powers have attained their goal which has  been their uim since intercourse between  China and the powers began. They have  been received as representatives of tho sovereigns, equal in rank to the Chinese emperor. The audiences yesterday between the  emperor and the ministers were held in the  innermost large hall of the forbidden city.  Tho emperor sat upon a dais behind a table.  Four princes were at the back of his chair  and a dozen ofiicials at each side. The  dowager empress was concealed by a  screen, according to the story of the attendants and remained Invisible. The audience  chamber was furnished ornately, in contrast to the dingy rooms which served for  theso audiences under the old regime. The  secretaries translated the addresses of the  ministers, copies of which were handed to  Local' News of Bossland  ROSSLAND, January 23.���The Rossland  Bar Association has passed resolutions endorsing the suggestion that E. P. Davis, K.  C, of Vancouver, be appointed chief justice In succession to the late Mr. McColl.  These resolutions have been forwarded to  Hon. David Mills, minister of justice.  Mayor Clufe has called a public meeting  ��� for Monday night to consider the question  of holding a winter carnival next month.  The celebration has been an anual event  in this city for some years, but there seems  to be a disposition to allow it to lapse for  the present year.  "Dude" Lewis, colored lightweight of Spo,-  kane, is matched to box twenty rounds  with Morton Freeman of Portland on Wednesday night at the International music  hall.    Taking a Breathing Spell  COLON, January 23.���The situation on the  Isthmus remains unchanged, although quoit  prevails both here and at Panama. These  two ports are on the tiptoe of expectation,  and the resumption of hostilities between  the government forces and the Colombian  Liberals are expected to reach Colon shortly. A slight skirmish occurred on the railroad line between here and Panama yesterday, in which there were 10 casualties  among the Liberals.  Canadian Press Excursion  SALT LAKE, January 23.���Nearly one  hundred members o�� the Western Canadian  Press Association arrived here today,  homeward bound from their excursion to  the Paclllc Coast. The party will remain  for two days as the guests of the Utah  Press Association, and will then resume its  homeward journey.  Treasurer Again Arrested  WINNIPEG, January 23.���F. Carriere,  formerly secretary-treasurer of the rural  municipality of St. Boniface, who was  again arrested on a charge of embezzling  the municipal funds, was arraigned before  magistrate Cyr this morning and pleaded  not guilty. The case was remanded.  Sentenced to Death  LYNCHBURG, Virginia, January 23.���Joe  Higgingbotham was convicted this afternoon of criminal assault on Mrs. Ralph  Weber, and was sentenced to be hanged on  February 21th. Four witnesses, including  Mrs. Weber, testilied to the circumstance  of the crime.  Canadians Again Defeated  PITTSBURG, January 23.���The international hockey game at Duquesno Garden,  between the Western.Pennsylvania hockey  league team and the Frontenac seven of  Canada, tho Keystones tonight had an easy  time of it, and defeated the Canadians 7  to 0.  The Hehenzollern at Gibraltar  GIBRALTAR, January 23.���The Imperial  German yacht Hohenzollern arrived here  today. Admiral count Von Baudissin, her  commander, landed, lie was saluted by a  land battery, visited the governor, and  later re-embarked and the Hohenzollern  proceeded on her journey to New York.  Methodist Embezzler Arrested  GALT, Ontario, January 23.���Thomas Mc-  Giverin, the treasurer of the Methodist  church here, was arrested in Buffalo last  night on the charge of stealing money from  that Institution. He was brought here and  remanded for trial. Ho pleads not guilty.  The Newfoundland Issue  LONDON, January 2.1.���Replying to a  question in the house of commons today  Arnold Foster, parliamentary secretary to  tho admiralty, said legislation would be in-  Liberal Executive Session  The-executive of the British Columbia  Liberal Association has issued a circular covering the proceedings of the recent meeting which was held in Vancouver to hear the protests which were  made by the associations throughout the  .province against the manner in which  they were to be accorded representation  at the approaching convention which  had been called to meet in Vancouver  on. January 30th. Several changes were  decided upon, and in other matters the  moral support of the executive is  pledged in the convention to secure  changes sought. The body of the circular, giving the decisions arrived at,  follows:  Editors at convention���The executive  at its former meeting decided to admit  to the convention as members thereof  Liberal editors of newspapers supporting the Ottawa government. About a  dozen editors in the province were noti-  * fled by the secretary and in response  thereto two applications for admission  in that capacity have been received.  It was, therefore, resolved that the application of editors for admission, which  must be received by the executive in  advance, will be passed upon by the  credentials committee, which will have  the power to admit or reject any applicant who is known not to be a supporter  of the Liberal cause.  Inequality of representation���In respect to the Greenwood: Liberal Association's protest against the inequality of  the representation, which is based upon  the present representations in the legislature, the following decision was arrived at: "Recognizing the justice of  the demand of up country constituencies  for increased voting power at conventions, we recommend that the voting  powers of each constituency-be based  on the number of votes cast at the last  provincial election; the final decision of  the question to rest with the convention." The executive will press upon  the convention the adoption of the  above principle. The number,of delegates to be elected will in any event  remain as at present (three for each  member of the legislature), but the convention will, if it recognizes the justice  of the claim, allot to each constituency  the voting strength which it would undoubtedly have had at the convention  had there been a redistribution of seats  according to population. This is as far  as the executive thought it wise to go;  The Rossland and Nelson district Liberals will have the support of the executive in pressing their claim upon the  convention, which we have every reason  to believe will act in the best interests  of"the='Libei'al^cause"in-this-as-in=all  other matters.  Date of meeting.���In response to a request  WINNIPEG, January 23.-Thousands of  people were unable to gain admittance to  the big auditorium rink tonight, so great  was the interest taken in the second match,  for the Stanley cup hockey championship  between the Wellingtons of Toronto and  the Victorias of this city. The crush was  terrific and it was with great difficulty that  holders of reserved seat tickets found their  seats. The competing teams were the same  as in the first match, and W. McFarlann  again acted as referee. The imltch wis  SiShS U5der M?nltoba rules, which differ  sl'en"y from the Ontario rules, under  which the hrst match was played. The fiEht  ���f 1fterce ��S0nl tne start and, 25 mlnutel  and 10 seconds had elapsed before the Victorias were able to put the puck into tha  net and score the first goal. During this  play several of the players were ruled off  for rough work, play continued for ftve  minutes more until half time was called,  but no goals were scored: After the breathing spell the Toronto boys started in with  a rush and in two minutes and five seconds  ?(_' Vltthe'r 2,rst goal, making the score a  i-?_- <t�� \\t%\?- minu'es and ten seconds  later the Wellingtons scored another, and ���  hno^i��-r^su^I?0Jte,rs yellea themselves  hoarse. _he Victorias retaliated by putting  the rubber through in thirty seconds, and  the figures stood 2 to 2. There was a lone  delay owing to injury to one of the players!  When play resumed the Victorias scored In  fifteen seconds, then the Wellingtons balanced things by putting one in in thirty  seconds. The struggle continued for nino  minutes before another tally was made and  Ihe totals stood 4 to 3 in favor of Winnipeg.  No goals were scored until nine minutes,  when the Victorias put in their fifth goal  and clinched the Stanley cup for another  year, with tho figures 5 to 3 in favor of tho  west. There was a great demonstration at  the finish and the game pronounced one of  the finest ever played in Winnipeg. Tho  vanquished Wellingtons are being banquet-  ted by the Victorias tonlsht.  Captured a Counterfeiter  SAN FRANCISCO, January 23.���Ulysses  G. Blair and his.wife' have been arrested  for passing counterfeit coin. In their hand-  somo home at Fruitdale was found a com-'  pleto outfit for making bogus dollars. Blair  admits his guilt and says that his wife as- '"  sisted him in passing the.coin, getting rid,  .he says, of 'about' $60*0 "per month. -Both  San Francisco and Oakland have been -  Hooded with spurious silver dollars, the  most perfect counterfeits that have been  seen in this part of the country. For tho  past three years Blair has been getting rid  of his money at the pool boxes on the Oakland race track. Between $10 and $20 was  put in circulation every day. He was caught  in the very act of paying bad dollars to a  bookmaker, and over one hundred similar  pieces wero found in his parlor. Todav tha  man and., wife will be arraigned before  United States commissioner Heacock and  charges of making and distributing spurious money will be placed against them.  from the Victoria Liberal Association the  date of the meeting of the convention was  adjourned one week, from January 30th to  February 6th. The Victoria Liberals are in  tho middle of a Dominion election and  stated that they could not call a meeting  lo select delegates before the 29th (polling  is on tho 2-th). without interfering with  other arrangements and possibly injuring  the prospects or the Liberal candidate for  election. This adjournment for one week  for this reason will, we trust, be approved  of by all parties.  The credentials committee.���No change  wus made in tills regard. The necessity for  a credentials committee to begin Us work  ns soon a.s possible after the delegates arrive In Vancouver on February 6th. must  be. apparent to everv person. The selection  of two sets or delegates, as at Nanaimo,  emphasizes this fact.  All those matters may be considered by  tho convention after it is convened if it  dems it wise to do so. The executive has  onlv one object In view���to make the convention a success in order that tho Liberal  party mav become united and strong, and  that thereby the cause of good government  may be promoted.  Says Paterick is Innocent  ST. LOUIS, January 23.���John T.  Milliken, a wealthy chemist, mine  owner.and capitalist of this city, who is  a brother-in-law of Albert T. Patrick,  tho lawyer on trial in New York on the  charge of murdering millionaire William Marsh Rice, today made a statement to the Associated Press in regard  to the report that he had been offered  a bribe to have Patrick compromise the  will of 1900. He said: "A short time  before I was called to New York and  offered $50,000 by certain attorneys to  have Patrick compromise the will of  1900. We declined to accept any offer  that would not exonerate Mr. Patrick of  the charge of murder and stop the prosecution. A reply of such character was  made to our refusal that led me to believe we could get $250,000 if we would  compromise. We again declined, as no  one was in a position to deliver what we  wanted and the negotiations ended."  Mr. Milliken declares belief in Patrick's  innocence and said he would defray the  cost of the defence.  Paper Company Increases Its Capital  MONTREAL, January 23.���The Canada Paper Company shareholders have  decided to increase their capital by  $400,000 and rebuild the mill at Windsor  mills, destroyed by Are recently.  Gossip of Greenwood  GREENWOOD, January 23���[Special to  The Tribune.] ��� Greenwood Lodge No. 29  .Knights of Pythias was officially visited  last night by grand chancellor commander,  Binns of Trail. After the lodge meeting a  banquet was held at the Imperial hotel, between fifty and sixty attending, including;  visiting knights from Phoenix and Grand  Forks.  A curling club was formed last night with,  the following officers: James Russell, president; Rev. Dr. McRae, vice-president; J.  II. Humphrey, secretary-treasurer . Tha  -.othj*r_=mcmbers._9f the_executive_are__F._ J._  "Finucane and A. AV. Strickland, both of the  Bank of Montreal staff, F. B. Mytton, Canadian Bank of Commerce, and James N.  Blrnie. There are a number of enthusiasts  here, so that it Is likely that the game will  be well supported through the winter.  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mowat left today foa  Toronto.   Mason's Effort Failed  AVASHINGTON, January 23���An effort  was mado In the senate today by Mr. Mason ot Illinois, to obtain consideration fot*  a Joint resolution which he introduced extending the thanks of congress to rear admiral W'lnficld Scott Schley "for his bravo  and able conduct while In command of tho  American lieet at the victorious battle o��  Santiago*." The effort, however, was not  successful. Mr. Mason's resolution, in addition to the thanks of congress, provided  that admiral Schley should be presented  with a sword, that bronze medals commemorative of the battle, of Santiago  should be distributed among the officers  and men "under command of Schley during the said battle," and that $10,000 bo appropriated to meet the expenses of the resolution. On motion of Mr. Hale the resolution was referred to tho committee on'  naval affairs.   Lost it on the Races  ST. LOUIS, January 23���The investlgai  tion of the books of the late C. H. Tut-  turn, secretary and treasurer of the Western Commercial Travelers' Association, who  recently committed suicide, shows a shortage of about $16,000. lt is said that Mr. Tat-  tura confessed before the examination o��  his books was commenced that a shortago  would be found and said that lt had aU  cone on the races.  Wiiliam Carley Dead  WINNIPEG, January 23.���AVilliam Carley,  of the real estate firm of Carley & Company, passed away at 10:40 last evening  from sciatica, from which disease he haa  been a sufferer for over a year, and which*  confined him to his bed for the last threo  months. Mr. Carley, who leaves a widow  and no family, was born near Ottawa 55  years ago, and has been a resident of AVin-?  nipeg for a number of years.  Advance Made in Sugar  NEW YORK, January 23.���The American*  Sugar Relinlng Company and the independent refineries, today advanced all gradea  of refined sugar ten points.  Drop in Bank of England Bates  LONDON, January 23.���The rate of dls-.  count of tho Bank of England was today,  reduced from 4 to 3% per cent.  Died of Blood Poisoning  TORONTO, January 23. ��� J. S. Crigley,  scratched his finger with a pin a few days  ago aud died today of blood poisoning.  __. 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Negotiations looking to the settlement  or" the strike at the Le Roi mine are being reopened. The- sentiment of the  members of the union, upon the question of lifting the strike so far as it  applies to the Le Roi mine, was taken  by ballot, yesterday but the result of the  voting will not be anounced until the  completion of the negotiations with the  Le Roi management. From the published report of the meeting of the  union it is evident that a settlement of  the union's difficulties with the Le Roi  management be expected.  EXPECTS RISE IN COPPER  It is  evident that the warring factions of the Liberal party in Victoria"  have  not  buried   the  hatchet.    Joseph  Martin has made his peace with can-  ,  didate Riley, and av'11 support him, but  he will not consent to be yoked up with  senator Templeman.    Both he and the  senator have given  to the press their  i espective versions of th. demand made  by    Martin    upon    the    Victoria    executive,    with    respect   to    the    sending    of   Victoria    representatives    to  the      approaching      Liberal      convention.    In   his   effort   the    senator   did  his best to make it appear that the executive had turned Joseph down.    This  . Jcseph in turn characterizes as untrue,  lie admits that the senator did his best  to  turn  him down, but infers that he  -_--__>'���__ -P-P-t strong enough.   Martin -claims^  to have received from candidate Riley  satisfactory   assurances   that   delegates  will be sent to the convention, which is  equal   to   saying  that  the  senator   no  longer   controls   the   Liberal   machine.  If  what  Martin says  is  true,  there  is  trouble ahead for Bodwell  in his con-  . test for the vacant Victoria seat in the  legislature.    Victoria  cannot play  fast  and loose with the approaching convention.     If   the   Victoria  organization   is  represented   in   the   convention   it  will  . have to be bound by the findings of the  convention, and one of these it is confidently predicted  will  be the adoption  of party   lines   in   provincial   politics.  This would probably bring out colonel  Prior as a candidate against Bodwell in  Victoria,  and  would  cut  the  half-and-  half following of Bodwell in two, if it  did  not result in  the complete retirement of the champion of the Hill forces  in the legislature.   It is understood that  such   a   combination   of  circumstances  would  not be distasteful  to "fighting  Joe," and-it is not unlikely that they  will be brought about.  The split in the labor party at Nanaimo has assumed serious proportions  - and has resulted in the complete estrangement of Ralph Smith and J. H.  Hawthornthwaite. One of the causes of  rupture is Ralph Smith's position with  rtppect to the Bodwell campaign, which  is unsatisfactory to Hawthorthwaite in  that he sees in the return of Bodwell  interests the domination of the corporation influence in the legislature. He  further charges Smith with making the  cause of labor secondary to that of the  Liberal party since his removal from  the provincial to the federal arena.  Hawthornthwaite stands for a middle  of the road policy with respect to the  two political parties and in his seat in  tho legislature expresses his intention  of opposing the Dunsmuir government  ns well as the  Bodwell  faction.    The  The Mining Journal's View  The London Mining Journal, which  enjoys the reputation of being very conservative, in a recent issue holds out  hopes of a gradual advance in copper  during the present year. The Journal's  comments upon the probable future of  the copper market present the European  phase of the question and are.interest-  in*r:  During the flrst quarter of 1901 the  course of the copper market was practically uneventful,  and  with  the  contraction of the continental demand values fluctuated in a downward direction  until    "cash"   standard   sagged   away  from  ��72 17s. 6d. to  ��67 10s.    In the  second three months  values  remained  at something like a uniform level, and  the   market  was   favorably   influenced  by rumors as to a projected arrangement for a,limitation of production between the Amalgamated and Rio Tiiito;  but these satisfactory tendencies were  entirely destroyed by the steel  strike  in the United States, which for the moment entirely paralized the copper consuming industries.   No sooner Avas this  ever than rumors were set afloat regarding the situation  of the Amalgamated Company,   as   revealed   in   the  statements of an ex-employe, pointing  to the existence of huge secret stocks,  and   though   little  attention   was   paid  to this at flrst, it soon became evident  -that-the-company���was���burdened^Avitlr  enormous  stocks,   and  the   unsatisfactory situation of the concern was further confirmed by the announcement of  a reduced dividend.    Meanwhile the restriction policy has been carried out so  rigorously   that   the   Anaconda   mine-  were practically shut down*, and many  thousands of miners were thrown out  of employment at the Butte and other  mines.    Prices   slumped   tremendously.  In September they fell from ��68 2s. 6d.  to  ��60 10s., and still the battle Avaged  fiercely   around   the   situation   of   the  Amalgamated   Company.    Tlie  position  continued  to be  involved   in   an   impenetrable cloud of mystery.    Explanations were rife as to the cause of the  sh mp, and Avhilc some put it down to  the   difficulties   of   the   Amalgamated,  others   ascribed   it   to  the   manoeuvres  of   the Amalgamated   themselves,   Avho  vere trying to bring about the ruin of  the   Spanish   concerns.     However,   this  might be, it was clear that the American  combine was- playing a  desperate  game,   either  against   the   underselling  of its rivals, or, in its turn, trying to  crush   its   competitors   by  depreciating  the metal.    Probably wc shall not have  long to wait before knowing the  true  causes of   these   extraordinary   manoeuvres, the most curious and incomprehensible that have marked the history  of   the   copper   trade   for   many   years  past.    For the  moment they continue  to seriously affect the position of the  metal,   less   on   account   of  the   nctual  position   of  copper,   for   the  statistical  position is by no means unsatisfactory,  that of the mystery which  is hanging  around the operations, of the company,  and is proving such a powerful factor  in   dealings   of  the  bears.    The  close  of the year has seen copper in a state  of collapse, and the price has dropped  to    ��49���that   is  to  say,   a  figure   at  which  the majority of producers  must  find  it impossible to work at a profit.  As the situation cannot get much worse  we can reasonably look forward to an  Improvement in  the early future.    We  are the more disposed to believe this as  there are recently been further talk of  a   re-opening   of   negotiations   between  Rockefeller  and   Rothchilds   for   a  restriction of production under conditions  more favorable to the Spanish companies, and  it is stated that the majority  of the directors of Rio Tinto arc now  favorable to an understanding with the  DELICATE  TINTS  The newest "thing"  in. correspondence  papers is  This paper is unlike any other. Linen  like in appearance, yet not rough;  neither is its surface smooth. It has a  delightful writing surface, on which any  pen may be used. It is made in all the  popular shapes and sizes with envelopes to match. Dimity paper can be obtained in the most delicate tints as well  as white.  MORLEY & LAING  BAKER STREET. NELSON. B. O.  Showrooms Mason & Rlccta Pianos.  Amalgamated. It is also said that the  newly formed Copper Range Consolidated Company with a capital of $28,-  500,000, which Avill compete with the  Calumet and Hecla, will probably enter the combine, and if these arrangements are carried out the Amalgamated  Avill have succeeded to a very large  measure in controlling the production  of metal, and this may see the beginning of another upward movement in  values. The situation, hoAvever, is an  extremely difficult one, for though a  system of regulating production at a  time when the supply tends to enormously outstrip the demand may be  expedient, and even necessary, the experience of the last six months has  shown that the controlling of the market by powerful combine is calculated  to have serious and dangerous consequences. Speculation is inseparable  from an attempt to "control" a metal,  and to this extent it is to be feared that  it will always have a disturbing infl-  ence upon the market. On the other  hand, it is clear that the production  cannot go on increasing without seriously affecting the position of the companies, many of whom are even now unable to make a profit, and it is probable that, the struggle between the Amalgamated and the European producers  Avill result in a compromise : which,  while giving the latter a certain freedom of action, will result in an arrangement for the maintenance of  something definite known about the  character of these arrangements, one  of the chief elements of blind speculation will be removed, and the copper  market Avill settle doAvn on a steadier  bssis. The gradual recovery of trade  may also be expected to have something to do with the ha**dening of copper, for the reorganizing of the manufacturing industries on the continent  will certainly result in an increasing  demand for the metal, and though the  progress may not be rapid, it will at  least have a steadying effect on the  {copper market, and will prepare the  way for a recovery from the exceptional  depression of the past year.  ST0RYETTES  In an after-dinner speech at the London  Savage Club, recently on the purity of the  English tongue, Winston Churchill ' remarked: "I have written five books���the  same as Moses���but I will not press the  comparison."  ���  It is said that when Theddcus, some  twenty years ago, was painting his famous portrait of tho pope, his holiness exclaimed: "How old you make me look."  "But, are you not old?" asked the artist.  "Ah, yes," said the pope, "but the papacy,  the idea which I represent, is always  young."  One of the briefest naval dispatches ever  penned was captain Walton's message to  his chief, admiral Byng, after the defeat of  the Spanish fleet off Cape Passaro in 171f>,  and it ran as follows: "Sir���1 have taken  and burnt as per margin, going for Syrar  cuse, and am, sir, your obedient servant, J  Walton."  Charles the Second once granted an audience to the curtly Quaker, William Peniv,  who, as was his custom, entered the royal  "preseiice With hi.*> hat on. The humorous  sovereign quietly laid aside his own, which  occasioned Penn's inquiry: "Friend Charles,  why dost thou remove thy hat?" "lt is the  custom," he said, "in this place for one  person only to remain covered."  An attorney named Else, rather diminutive in stature, and not particularly respectable In his appearance, once met  Joseph Jekyll, the noted English wit and  humorist and solicitor-general. "Sir," said  he, "I havo heard you have culled me. a  pettifogging scoundrel! Have you donii so,  sir?" "Sir," said .lekyll, with a look of  contempt, "I never said you were a pettifogger or a scoundrel, but 1 said iittle  Else.' "  Charles Stewart, a British lawyer, has  published a book of remlniscenses, in which  he tells the following story of Tennyson,  whom he found self-conscious and accessible to (lattery: "A little niece of mine  was one day standing beside his chair; he  lifted her up and placed her on his kmV*  for half a minute, and put her down, saying: 'Now you can say you have sat on  Tennyson's knee.' "  An Irishman who was charged with  stealing a watch from a fellow citizen,  stoutly denied the impeachment in court,  and brought a. counter accusation against  his. accuser for assault ahd battery committed with a frying pan. "Why did you  allow tho prosecutor, who is a smaller man  than yourself to assault you without resistance?" asked the judge, "had you  nothing in your hand to defend yourself?"  "Bedaii, your honor," said Pat; "I had his  watch, but what was that against a frying pan?"  or  ��__ _0^ _<n_        _Z_  00' ^ ' 00' 00 ' 00' ���0 ' 00  00 .00.00.0���* .00 .00.00.00,  I WE WILL  to  to  to  to  9\  DURING   THIS   WEEK  ������������-���������������������������vS'r.  V*  ft  to  9\  = to  GE SALEj  to  Special Low Prices on all  Dress Goods, Silks, Underwear, Ready-to-Wear Suits,  Skirts, etc.  A few Silk Blouses at cut  prices.  Some Special Bargains in  Remnants from every Department.  Carpets, Curtains, Portieres, Table Covers at cost.  Your choice of our leading Jackets, regular $12,  $15 and $20, at $5.  White and Grey Blankets  at reduced prices.  to  to  9\  9\  9\  9}  9)  ��V  9\  to  9\  W-.  36   BAKER   STREET  "V ��� ���^^^���*S?''"?*-*5 ���^������8-^,^-**8^',*5^*8^5��'-;��,:  ��� ^y��  00-00-00  to  to  V to  NELSON,   B.C. 3  ^'ff  ���2_-���*���*>���JS* ^���JS��� ^*_2ft*^ _S>&-4}  '^^^0 ^^^S> ^QlV *^^^ ^*cQ"p i^^^0 ^^^0 ^^^0* ^^^0 .^0E& . r  laboratory and the professor showed him  the specimen under the microscope. A peculiar looking, wiggling object, with the  head of a monster and feathers sticking  forth like the war-path head gear of a  savage Indian was presented. '"JYlein gracious, and dot thing is alive?" cried the-  doctor; "no wonder the germs can ravage  a man's lungs. I shall get mo a miero-  scopo at once." The doctor was converted  to the germ theory, but the wicked bacteriologist failed to reveal to him that the bacillus shown in the microscope was a common flea, obtained from the body of the  scientist's ret house do-r.  uen overtook a Boer commando near Bosch-  poort on January 20th and after a running  fight for eight miles, captured all their  wagons and 24 Boers. General Bruce Hamilton made a night march against general  Botha near Wltbank on January -LS'lli-and  captured 27 Boers.  Oppose Cuban Concessions  AVASHINGTON, January 23.���The Cuban  reciprocity hearings before the ways' and  means committee today were devoted chiefly to the cane sugar interests of Louisiana,  which are opposing the proposed concessions to Cuba on the grOuild: that it Will  cripple the sugar production of that state.  A number of the large planters and manufacturers of the state were present, and  the allied interests in beet sugar and tobacco, which are similarly opposed to concessions to Cuba, were, also numerously  represented. The opening statement in both  of the Louisiana interests was made by J.  D. Hill of New Orleans, an extensive planter. He asserted that the sugar trust was  behind the Cuban movement, and presented  statistics to show the result of concessions  to Cuba, making the sugar trust tlie real  benificiary, constituting that institution a  collossal monopoly in Cuba.  To Protect Her Interests  AVASHINGTON, January 23.���As a result  of the renewed activity of the Liberal  forces of Colombia on the isthmus of Panama, secretary bong 'has ordered the gunboat Marietta to proceed to Colon on the  Guli' in order to co-operate with the cruiser  Philadelphia at Panama on tho Pacific side  in keeping a close watch on any developments whicli may threaten United States  interests or treaty rights or in stopping  them when they take that course.  Officers Boat Capsized  NEW YORK, January 23���According to  the Montcvido, Uruguay, correspondent ot  the Herald, a boat from the United States  cruiser Atlanta with a party of oilicers in  it, was capsized at Montcvido recently.  The officers and boats crew were thrown into the water but were rescued by a craft  from the office.of the captain of the port.  The United States naval oilicers were on  their way to a British vessel to extend  congratulations on the first anniversary ot*  king Edward's accession to the throne,  ���when-the accident took place.  Another Eockefeller Endowment  SYRACIVSE, New York,. January 23.���  Chancellor James R. Day, of Syracuse university, this morning announced that John  IX Rockefeller had given the university  $100,1100, which will be applied on the endow- -  meat fund. When this reaches f4,0UO,UU0  he will duplicate it.  Transport Stranded  -,-) QUEEN STOWN,' January 23.���The British  transport Minnesota with troops on board  bound-for South'Africa was stranded while  leaving Queenstown this morning, iter,  stern was high out of the water and_ she  had a list to starboard. She was subsequently floated and proceeded on her voyage naving sustained no damage.   .  J^nishlWestJndies^Ireaty*-  COPENHAGEN, January 23���Authority  to-sign-the Danish West Indies treaty was  cabled'"k_ the Danish- ni'iiiisteii* Sit'Washington today. It is expected tlial the treaty  will be signed today or tomorrow. Jt is understood here that it will be immediately  transmitted to the senate. lts--prompt. rali-  lication Is expected.  Smallpox on British Steamer  -LONDON. January 23.���Two cattlemen,  suffering from smallpox, were landed here  today from the British steamer Jaconia,  which arrived on January 20th from Portland, Maine. Another man who contracted  the disease was sent ashore at Blythe.  Snow Suspends Traffic  KINGSTON, Ontario, January 23.'���Kingston is buried in snow and people have hard  work in getting about. The electric railway is completely blocked by melting snow  and water running.on the, tracks and freezing. Ice has to be picked out of the track.  Object to Coronation Oath -  HALIFAX, January 23.���Roman Catholics  in-mass meeting here called at the instance  of. archbishop O'Brien, last night passed  resolutions protesting against the reference  fo their faith in the coronation oath. '  G03yCJP-A__ISr  OFFICE:;BAKER STREET WEST, NELSOff, B.C.  TELEPHONE P0. 219,   P. 0. BOX 688.  "Tim" Ee-elected Mayor of Dublin  DUBLIN, January 23.���Timothy C. Harrington, member of parliament ol" Ihe Har-  bordi.vis 1 o n__o f the city, has becriro-cloctcjL  mayor of" Dnlili ;.,  Ten Thousand Dollars Reward  ALBANY, New York, Janur.ry ..23.���Assemblyman Smith of. Rochester has introduced a bill authorizing the mayor of Rochester to oftei���a reward of $10,000 for the  capture and..conviction of tlio .murder .of  Ii. IS. Brown, a mcrchr.nl of that city,'who  was killed aii.l his establishment robbed  on January l_lli.  During tho civil war more was an Irishman of the Thirty-sixth Indiana, who,  while on the skirmish line at Dallas, saw  a. good chance to capture a rebel. He  availed himself of the opportunity; captured his man, ahd was passing to tho rear  with his prisoner, when one of his comrades  called out to him: "Pat, lot me have that  man. T will take him over to general Gross,  our brigade commander." "Niver mind, me  boy," said Pat, "I left a million back over  tlie hill there. Go yourself and fetch one  of the lads over and take him to general  Gross."  A prominent, physician, the other day,  told how he had played a practical joke  on an esteemed member of the medical  profession, who did not believe in the germ  theory, and refused to pursue any studv  in that direction, holding that it wa.s all  bosh. Tho more the bacteriologist insisted,  the more doubting the doctor became.  "Dern i.s no such thing as germs in tuberculosis. I will not believe it," declared the  Gorman physician. "Yes, but T have bac-  eilli which T can show you under the microscope, and can prove my assertion." replied the professor. "I'iki if has head and  Ired the doctor. "Certainly. Cnme  atory and T will show you," said  bacteriologist. The doctor visited  tho  Fifteen Years for Manslaughter  AUBURN, New York, January St.���James-  Gallagher, convicted of manslaughter hi  tlio lirst degree for killing George .Sellbert,  was sentenced this morning to fifteen years  In Auburn prison.  Fifty one Boers Captured  LONDON, January 22.���Lord Kitchener iiV  a dispatch from Johannesburg, dated  Tuesday, January 21st, says gen'erul Meth-  IBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRiCK AHD LIW1E . . ...  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations to builders and contractors; for. large  orders.  ORDERS BY  MAIL  ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  co_vE'_?.A.isr"_r  OFFICE:    BAK.ER STREET WEST, ffElSOff, B. C. TELEPHONE NO. 219.    P. 0. BOX 688.  X'EP OUR GOODS TO LOOK AT  W�� SELL AND I}E-BIJY  CORPORATION OF CITY OF KELSON  Tenders for Oity Office Building  The city council is prepared to reqeive  tenders for the -rection of a frame building  on Victoria street at the rear of the present  city olllces. Plans and specifications can be  seen and forms of tender and other information obtained at the oflice of the city  engineer. Sealed tenders.- : marked- outside  "Tender for City Offices," .addressed to the  undersigned and accompanied by a marked  check or cash deposit equal to 5 per cent  of the tender, are requited to be split in by  4 o'clock p. m" oh Monday next', the 27th  January instant. Tlie council does not bind-  itself t.o accept the lowest or ariiy' tender  which may be sent in. Bv order.  J. K.  STRACHAN, City Clerk.  Nelson, XI. C, January 23rd, 1<M._ '  CITY OF NELSON  You will find our stock  complete with the most  up-to-date  FURNITURE  CARPETS  HIGH ART PICTURES  LINOLEUMS  AT LOWEST PRICES  WHOLESALE DIBE0T0BY   ^S^A^RS^UPPLIES.  vv. _\ tebtzei- & ca^-cSNi-_ra-  Uaker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES. .  KOOTKNAY " laLI-UTltlO SUl'l'lA' A  Construction ��� Company���Wholesale dealers-  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric lixlures and "appliances. Houston Llock, Nelson.  _. jmSI^A^D^SALT MEA-IU   P. BURNS ..- CoT, BAKER HT HE Ii'-,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in fresh and  cured moats. Cold storage.   GROCRIES.,  KOOTKNAY SUTPLY- COMPANY, LIM-  Ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLD1TCH & 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, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & C���FRONT STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers in provisions,  cured meats, butter and eggs.  NOTICES OF MEETING-S.  ___jmATERNAl/_SOCIJ5TlES.  ��� KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings first and thirfi Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially' invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, K. K.; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  Nli'LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A.'F. &  A. M., moets second Wednesday In  each month. Sojourning brethren  invited..  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E.-  Meots second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison; secretary. .    -  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  1211, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions Invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  OF FIRE  plied the pr<  |. tall." Inquire  I to my Inborn  I  (he  bacterloi  APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF  DEPARTMENT. *  Tho city council, Invite applications for  the position of chief of the- lire department.  Applications stating age and qualifications,  accompanied by testimonials as to character and efficiency are'required to be sent  in addressed to. the undersigned not later  than 1 o'clock p. m. on Monday the 10th  February next, lly order,  J. K. STRACHAN, City Clerk.  Nelson, B. C, January 21st, 3902.  Don't miss seeing our  fine line of Xmas goods.  Early buyers have first  choice.  .__J��QUORS AND DRY GOODS.  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,   i^^SI���?-^*?:   A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  '       rjRAYAGE. ~  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  FURNITURE.   ~d7~j71[Io1jI_RTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  ���phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  rtcw postoffice bulldlnif, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  MINERS' UNION, NO 96, 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, harhrhersmen |3.25, muckers, carmen, shoveiers, and other underground . laborers $3.    BARBERS' UNION, NO. 196, -OF THE  International Journeymen Barbers' Union  of America, meets first and third Mondays  of each month in Miners' Union Hall at  S:'!U sharp. Visiting members invited. Ell  Strtcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary-  treasurer; J. C. Gardiner, recording secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on- fourth  Monday ln every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  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.  Ill, 'VV. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays In each month at  S:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening ln the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 161. THE ]SrELSO"**T TRIBUlfE: FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1902  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL, all paid np...$12,000,000.00  BEST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876 631.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond .Vice-President  B, S. Clot'aton General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the prinoipal oltiea in Canada.  Bny and Bell Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  available in any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eto.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE  BANE  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,       ���     -     -     $8,000,000  Reserve Fond,       ....  $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  Qeneral Manager  London Offlce, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  Mew York   Office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branches ln Canada and tho  United States.  IMPERIAL BANK  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE tr INTEREST PAID.  HE QUESTIONS PROHIBITION  What Professor Short Says  The   January   issue   of  The   Queen's  Quarterly   contains   an   article   in   the  prohibition   issue   which   is   generally  conceded to come from the pen of pro-  '���" fessor Shortt    It is as follows:  The decision of the Privy Council in  the case of the Manitoba liquor act has  .  doubtless  determined  the right' of the  Province   to   pass   prohibitory   liquor  laWs.   It has not, however, determined  the wisdom or expediency   of   passing  .- such  laws:   Moreover,   in the light  of  some recent discussion, it seems necessary   to point out once more that pro-  .' hibition has as   little   connection   with  true temperance as persecution for her-  * csy has with true religion.  It is coming to be admitted by even  ..the most intemperate advocates of pro-  ' hibition that unless the great majority  ' ol the people of a country are already  .' of temperate habits prohibitory liquor  laws have little chance of being enforc-  ' ed. But, when once the great majori-  , ty of the people have risen to a condi-  ' tion of moral self-control, as regards the  .;. use of intoxicating liquor, it would seem  V quite unnecessary to cast a slur upon  [ their moraltity for the sake of coercing  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits. Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch  once, and is making hay while the sun  shines. He has fifty men working for  him, and is taking out $7 in gold to the  bucket.  Mr. Tindley says that Atlin is not  much good as a placer country, as the  hydraulic interests have killed the  placer diggings. But it would astonish  the world as a gold and copper producer  by hydraulicing and quartz mining.  STORY OF BOER CRUELTY  a small minority into artificial sobriety  y-quite  lacking in  the  elements  of  per-  ..-  sonal virtue.    If a people were falling  ��� in the moral scale, steadily losing their  .:; self-control   and   becoming   more   and  .'. more intemperate, there might be some  /  excuse  for reverting to prohibition  as  ' a last resort,*-, in order to save the people  from   themselves   and   consequent   destruction.     But it   is  admitted   that  in  _uch    a   social    condition    prohibition  : could not be enforced, without, surrendering to some alien power all the more  - important social and political liberties.  When we look back upon the social  history of Canada and consider what  great  progress  our   country  has   made  /.in the matter of temperance, it seems  increditible   that   anyone   should   lose  i confidence in the efficiency of the instruments and methods which have ac-  ; complished so. much, under far more  unpromising    conditions    than     those  >. which prevail today.  To the Methodist church, more than  - to any other agency, is due the credit  . for having stemmed the tide of drunk-  "'* eriness and brutality which prevailed in  f'many*- districts ' of English -Canada in  their earlier days. An appeal was made,  simply but strongly, to the better elements iu human nature, and the appeal  was not in vain. Slowly but surely intemperance, itself the result as well as  the occasion of other social evils, was  reduced, and the whole moral tone of  ' the country elevated. It is true that  many of those who wrought so earnestly for ' temperance in the earlier  stages of the country's betterment longed for that shorter method with dissenters which prohibition seemed to promise. But,'''fortunately for the spiritual  progress of the people, they continued  to promote a moral end by moral means.  It would* surely be a great pity if, under  ^"m-"ch^m6re~favofable^conditionsrIfth'ei  successors of-those devoted social reformers should, in their conflict with  the evil of intemperance, abandon "the  whole armor of God-' and resort to the  primitive .bludgeon of prohibition, ln  vain shall we seek a short-cut to the  goal of all moral progress by methods  which' virtually deny the fact that man  Is a spiritual being, and can only be  developed by spiritual, not mechanical,  ni qcesses.  Quartz Mining at Atlin  H.' Finley has arrived at Vancouver  from Atlin for the purpose of raising  ��� capital for the working of his quartz  claims on Atlin lake, 30 miles from that  city. Mr. Findley's account of these  claims are more sensational than anything that has come down from the  Klondike since the beginning of the  boom. He says that he and his associates own seven copper claims in the  locality mentioned, and that, one of  these claims has a lead of. 600 feet in  width and the ore averages 6 per cent  in copper, ?10 in gold and $2 in silver.  In. places enormous deposits of pure  native copper outcrop. He also shows  specimens of free gold ore from another  . .of;.the. claims.  Across the lake from these -properties  Clark, the Montana copper king, has  taken, up three claims, and the White  Pass railway are surveying for a smelter on the portage between Taku and  Atlin lakes.  Frank Breeze, son of J. D. Breeze,  Vancouver, has also struck it very rich  on Pine creeks, where he and his partners have exposed ore on their hydraulic claim running $1,000 to the ton. They  are running their ore over the plates of  the Featherstone mill. The extent of  the deposit is not known, but has been  proved far enough to put a big fortune  in sight for them.  The Boulder creek hydraulic claim,  owned by the Delemare syndicate, is  proving up wonderfully rich. Mr. Delemare when leaving for France stated  to a certain mining engineer that if he  Wished to work his claim on Boulder  creek in a certain direction not yet explored, during his absence, he could  take out what he could get in gold and  have it in exchange for developing the  ���property.    The man struck it rich at  Surrendered Prisooers Shot  The London Times contains the following official correspondence on the  conduct of the Boers at Bakenlaagte, a  synopsis of which has already appeared  in telegraphis dispatches:  From lord Kitchener to the under sec-  : retary of state of war:  Pretoria, November 9, 1901.  Sir: I have the honor to enclose a  report by major-Young, D. S. O., Royal  Field Artillery, respecting the conduct  of the Boers to the officers and men  wounded in action with colonel Benson's column at Bakenlaagte. I have,  etc., KITCHENER.  From major N. E. Young, D. S. O.,  Royal ��� Field Artillery, to the Military secretary, army headquarters.  Pretoria, November 7, 1901.  Sir: I have the honor to report that  in accordance with your instructions I  have seen the wounded officers and men  of colonel Benson's column now at  Elandsfontein.  Out of a total of 147 wounded noncommissioned officers and men seen by  me, 54 had not been in the hands of the  Boers.  Of the remaining 93 men, 18 informed me tl*.ey had nothing to complain of, and in some cases they had  met with kind treatment of ah active  nature. All represented that the commandant and those in subordinate command had protected the wounded in  their immediate neighborhood.  Seventy-five non-commissioned officers and men made complaint of ill-  treatment of a more or less serious nature; nearly all of these had been robbed of whatever money they possessed,  also of their watches and private letters.  A very large proportion stated that  their boots had been removed and in  those cases where the leg had been  broken this caused intense agony.  One man| trooper Jamieson of the  Scottish Horse, whose arm was shattered, suffered terrible pain from the  way in which his bandolier was removed; his arm has since been amputated.  Many had been deprived of other articles of clothing, hats, jackets and  socks, in some cases being left with an  old shirt and a pair of drawers only.  One man, gunner Masham, 84th battery, Royal Field Artillery, was de--  prived of ��3, a watch and chain, and  his warm jacket, and shirt; the process  of removing the latter was Srery painful,  as he was shot in the chest. Sergeant  Ketley- of the 7th Hussars, attached to  the Scottish Horse, states__that after  having been wounded in the head aud"  hip, he was shot with his own carbine  in the arm by a Boer who was kneeling  over him, because he was unable to  raise his arms when ordered to do so.  There are two evidences���private  Prickett, King's Royal Rifle Corps, and  corporal Gower, 4th Battalion King's  Royal Rifle Corps, 25th Mounted Infantry���to the fact that a man named  privato Foster, of their corps, was  killed at five yards' range, though ho  had put up his hands in token of surrender and was unarmed.  There is a consensus of evidence that  the wounded lying round the guns were  fired on by Boers, who had already, dis-  iarmed them, for a long period after all  firing in their neighborhood from our  side had ceased.  This was done whenever a wounded  rean moved, and in this way captain  Lloyd, a staff officer, who had been  wounded in the leg, met his death.  Corporal Atkins, whose fingers had been  shot away, states that he was ordered  to show how to work the gun, but got  AUCTION SALE  AUCTION SALE  AUCTION SALE  AUCTION SALE  AUCTION SALE  AUCTION SALE  Capital (paid up)   -   S2.600.000  Rest       -      -      -    $1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branches in Northwest Territories. Provlnoes of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec  H. S. HOWLAND President).  D. R. WILKIE Qeneral Manager.  E. HAY. ....Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.   J. M. LAY, Manager.  off on representing that he could not  stand.  Such of the officers who fell into the  hands of the Boers met with similar  treatment to the men. Lieutenant  Bircham, King's Royal Rifle Corps, informed me that while traveling in the  same ambulance with lieutenant Martin, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, since deceased, the latter told  him that while he was lying on the  ground with a shattered thigh, his leg  was twisted completely round, so that  the spur could be more easily taken off.  Even the late colonel Benson was not  respected, though he was protected for  some time by a man in authority, even  his spurs, gaiters and private papers  were removed.  I forward herewith two specimen  rounds of ammunition taken from the  bandolier of a wounded Boer by private  Robertson, 2nd Scottish Horse. They  are Mauser cartridges.  I attach statements taken down by  me from the officers and men in rela-  ion to the most serious cases. ;  I was impressed with the idea that  the statements made to me were true  and not wilfully exaggerated, so simply  were they made. There seems no doubt  tl*at though the Boer commandants  have the will they have no longer, the  power to repress outrage and murder on  the part of their subordinates. ���  N. E. YOUNG.   |  m  to  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  /*_  ft  ft  ft  18-Q-E8TABLI3HBD IN N-LSON-19Q2  3 Before stock taking this month a -     .  | REDUCTION  OF  10   PER   CENT  ft will be given on every dollar.  ft  ft  ft But come early and you shall have our prompt attention.   Engraving free of 5  ft. charge this month.   As I employ the best watchmakers and jewelers, all our work jjj  Jg is guaranteed.   Both mail and express orders shall have our prompt attention.  ���a  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  m  9}  9\  to  to  to  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  %6*  Jacob Dover9  "The Jeweler."  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  VV'^<V,V>V*V'C''C'<?'W',��-.'V-V,V'V> :^'0>'^'00'00'00'00,00-00-^-^-00'^?^'?^'^��?^��^��^i' f  __ ;  ' .... '^~V    ^       ^~       *^       *~       0*        0^'0f  to  to  to  to  to  m  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALTH.  HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE  AND EFFECTS  AND EFFECTS  AND EFFECTS  AND EFFECTS  AND EFFECTS  AND EFFECTS  Acting under Instructions from Martin  O'Reilly, the undersigned will offer for sale  by public auction, on the premises, Latimer  street, between Ward and Stanley streets,  on  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23,  AT 2 P. M.  the whole of his household furniture and  effects. Terms cash.  CHAS A. WATERMAN & CO.  AUCTIONEERS.  Thousands at Stake j  If it is  true,  as has been reported,1  that the Crow's Nest Coal Company in-;  tend to attempt to avoid the workings  of the law so far as it effects the inter-,  ests. of the government in the one-fourth1  share of the Fernie townsite, it is well  enough for the people to  be on their  guard.    Under the law of the province  the government is entitled to one-fourth  of  every  townsite  laid  out  since  this  clause went into effect, unless the lands  were crown granted prior to the pas-,  sage of the law.    The Fernie townsite  is subject to these provisions, and it is  understood   that  when  the  governmnt  selected one of the best blocks in that  town as its first choice, the coal company signified a willingness to pay the  price paid  by. the original  purchasers  which, of course, would cut off the government from  the benefits of any  in-  -creased valuation.    Naturally; the coal  company is in a tight box, since it sold  the lands in the townsite under contract  for deed.    So far as the property owners are concerned,  they are protected  by their contracts with the coal company, and it is simply a question.between the coal company and the government.  It has been intimated that if a settlement' is not reached satisfactory to the  coal company, it proposes to attempt to  secure legislation that will give it the  relief sought���in other words, to have  the government pass a law that will  beat the government out of the increase in values in the town of Fernie,  to which the government is justly entitled. It has been reported that the  coal company is making good the deficit  =on^the-Nelson-Miner-and=one-or-two  other papers in the province. If it is to  be interested in much legislation this  winter, this fact may account for its  journalistic ambitions.���Cranbrook Herald. ���   Price Will be Lower  J. H. Turner, agent-general for the province In London, in a recent interview confirmed the statement that Hon. Mr. Prentice was not going over to float the loan,  whicli task will consequently be undertaken  by Mr. Turner. Mr. Turner also confirms  the announcement that the loan will only  bo for a small amount���some ��400,000, which  will be just sufllcient to clear off tho province overdraft. Mr. Turner is now engaged  on the preliminary work, and expects to issue the prospectus in the spring, the brokers and other financial authorities having  expressed the opinion that it will be tho  most opportune time for the flotation. At  present Mr. Turner i.s unable to give any  definite statement ns to the issue price, but  it will be considerably below that of the  previous Issue, viz., 90, and will, ln all probability not be above 90. At the present time  British Columbia 3 per cents are quoted at  91 to 93, which Is an advance of two points  over the quotation of a month previous.  Montana's New State House  BUTTE, Montana, January 22.���A special  from Helena to the Miner says that Montana's new state house was formally  turned over to the commission yesterday  by H. L. Frank, president of the Montana  Building Company, and the contract approved by the commission. The commission  yesterday morning decided to dedicate the  building July 4th, which will be just three  years after the corner stene was laid by  the Masonic Grand Lodjre.  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at the town of Fernie, East  Kootenay.  Approved by his honor the lieutenant-gov-  I        ernor in council the 17th day of January, 1902.     <>  I HEALTH ACT.  On account of the outbreak of smallpox  in the town of Fernie It is hereby pro-i  claimed:  1. That the town is in a state of quarantine until further notice.  2. That no person shall bo allowed to  leave the town on any circumstances what-?  soever.  3. That aU meetings ln churches, lodges,  and schools and other public gatherings are  hereby prohibited.  4. That no person shall under any clr-  cumstances hold any conversation whatsoever With any person quarantined, and no  person under quarantine shall attempt to  break same or communicate with any out--  -sitter. :  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house keep-;  eror householder suspecting, knowing, or  having good reason to believe that any  person residing upon or frequenting his  premises Is ill or suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health officer, giving the name and  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly Identify, such person.  6. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify, the medical health officer on  the flrst appearance of same.  7. Under authority of the "Health Act,"  lt is hereby .declared that all and every person not having a certificate of recent successful vaccination dated within one year,1  and further not being able to give proof  of same to the satisfaction of the meVlical  health officer, shall at once be vaccinated.  8. After a period of seven days from this  date any person refusing to present to any  public officer, who may demand it, proof of  vaccination, shall be liable to the prescribed penalties under the "Health Act.":  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Any person who violates any of the provisions of this proclamation is liable to a  fine of $100 and to six (6) months' Imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this 16th day of January, A. D. 1902.  CHARLES  J.  FAGAN,  -Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  #j&0& 'U4rtA0\^&/?^^  ^fc  K-;p  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES  OF ALL  KINDS  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  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.  FOR RO-__ AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad, construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street. Nelson.  P. Burns & Co.  Head Office at  NELSON, B. C.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaalo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Oifty, Mid  way, and Vancouver,  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE. ^  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on installments. Old machines  taken ln exchange. Repairs kept for all  makes of machines. Singer'Manufacturing  Company, Baker Street, Nelson.  PUPILS WANTED.  WANTED PUPILS ON PIANO OR OR-  gan by Mrs. Starmer Smith. Apply residence, or P. O. Box 137.  GIRL WANTED.  WANTED���A WOMAN OR GIRL TO  help with housework and baby. Good  wages. Apply to John Hutcheson, Cranbrook, B. C.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLES_ LE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K, W. 0 BLOCK  WAED STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  821 TO 331-BAKER BTREET, NELSON  AMER;l_Af< AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  TAX NOTIOE.  Notice Is hereby given, in accordance ;  with the statutes, that provincial revenue;  tax, and all assessed taxes and Income-  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments, are now due'  and payable for the year 1902. All taxes';  duo and collectable for the Nelson Assess-:  ment District are now due and payable at:  my office, situate at the court house, Ward  street, Nelson. This notice, ln terms of*  law, Is equivalent to a personal demand by;  me upon all persons liable for taxes. ���  HARRY WRIGHT,            Assessor and^Collector.      :  Nelson Postoffice. 7  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902. !  A STRAIGHTPOEWAED PLATFORM.  We believe ln giving every person one  dollar's worth for every ono hundred cents.  We believe the price should be marked on  each article In plain figures.  We believe in charging for each article  tho price marked.  We believe in selling goods to children  at the same price we sell their parents.  We believe in exchanging unsuitable or  unsatisfactory purchases for other goods.  We believe In representing goods to be  just what they are.  Wo believe we can give you Just as good  satisfaction and just as good value as any  other jeweler.  If you will favor us with a share of your  patronage wo will uso our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department wo guarantee all our work and agree to repair free of  charge any work which proves unsatisfactory.  If Brown said so it's right.  January 14th, 1902.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE,   i  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in;  Council has been pleased to make the fol-i  lowing appointment: \  Frank W. Hardy of Ymlr, Esquire, to!  perform the duties of a deputy mining re-i  corder, at Ymlr, for the Nelson mining dl-;  vision, during the absence upon leave of;  Mr. A. B. Buckworth, J.P.  NOTIOE. \  Notico Is hereby given that I Intend to|  apply at the next sitting of the board of;  llcensa commissioners for tho-City of Nel-'  son, to bo held after tho expiration oV-  thirty days from the date hereof, for a!  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by me for the "Grand Hotel." situate,  on Vernon street ln tho City of Nelson, on;  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division;  of lot 93, group 1, West Kootenay district,'  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS NELSON. '  Witness: A. BENSON. !  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  NOTIOE. ���  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In tha matter of tha Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in tho  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notice la hereby given that tha honorable  the chief justice has fixed Friday tho 17th-  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock In the forenoon at tho Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  tho time and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of the above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom of Great Britain and  Ireland  and  of  the British Dominions  beyond the seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To Our Faithful  the Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Provinco  of  British  Columbia,  at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.   D.=M;^Ebert3,^Attorney=General.=^^  Whereas we aro desirous and resolved as  soon as may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Columbia, and to have  their advice In Our Legislature:  Now, Know Yo, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking Into consideration tho easo and convenience of our  loving subjects, Wo havo thought fit, by  and with tho advico of Our Executive  Council, to horeby convoke, and by these  presents jnjoln you, and each of you, that  on Thursday tho twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us In Our said Legislature or  Parliament of Our said Provinco, at Our  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH Ol''  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of tho Provinco of British Columbia.  by tho Common Council of Our said Province may, by tho favor of God, bo ordained.  In tostimony whereof, wo havo caused  thoso Our Letters to bo made Patent and  the Groat Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly do Lotbinlere, K.C.M.G., Lieutenant Governor of Our said Province of  British Columbia, at Our Government  House, In Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province, this 9th day of January, in  tho year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and In tho first year of  Our Reign.  By Command. _  J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWMG COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  ^^AND^BORTER^  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. McltANUB, Maaa-rer.  Bar atocked with beat brand* of wlhea,  llquora, -_-*���_ clear*. Beer on draught. Large  comfortable reom*. Flirt claaa table boar*.  CHEAP FUEL.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER   BTREET,   NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  Barge oomfortabla bedroom* aad armt*  claaa dining room. Sample rooma for conn  merclal mam. : ' ���  RATES S2 PER DAY   T  Nlrs. E. C. GlarKe, Prop.  tat* of the Royal Hotel, Cabxaryl  N|adden House  Baker and Ward  Street*,  Nela-jn,  OEBTIPIOATE  OF IMPBOVEMENTB'  Noticei Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate in tho Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 56,825, as agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' cortiflcata No. 50,727, and  self, intend sixty days from tho data hereof to apply to tho mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements for tha purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  abovo claim. And further taka notico that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before tha issuance of such certificate of  Improvements.  CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1908,  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Nowcombe, ot Trout  Lake, Esquiro, M.D., CM., to be resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland, of  tho City of Grand  Forks,  Esquiro,  to  bo a  notary public In  and for tho provinco of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of tho City of Rovelstoke, Esquire,  to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government  A^-nt,  Assistant Cunuuissloner of Lands and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under tho "Marriage Act," for tho Rovelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Illeclllowaet, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of tho Rovelstoke registry of the Supremo Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoko riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  Reduction ln price of coke: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works $0.50  Coko delivered    7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will be charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY. Ltd.  DBUG STORE EABLY CLOSING  ,0N AND AITER JANUABY.lBt.  The public is notified that on and after  January 1st our places of business will  close at 9 o'clock every night except Saturday and the day preceding a public holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m,  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  The only hotel ln Nelaon that haa re-,  mained under one management since 18S0.  The bed-room* are well furnished and  lighted by electricity.  The bar Is always atocxea by the beat  domestlo and Imported liquors aad clear*,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   BOSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a daj;  house ln town. House and furniture new  and flrst class ln every respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board |5 to |6 pea  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUOHLIN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  .ft**.*.*.**.**.***.*.***.*******.-*.  O-      COURSE    VOU    WANT    THK     BEST-  TIIKN   GO   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Block.   Ho will suit you.  Large stock of imported season's goods.  ���**���****���******#*  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootonny Stroet, next door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Box 033 NELSON, B.C.  The Best $1 per Day House ln Kelson.  None but white help employed.   The bar the  beat.    G. W.JBARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & C0e  BBCWKBS AND BOITLBS8 OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to the tn*9,  BRBWBBX  AT   NELSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  MANHATTAN1,  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB  __ANHATTA-T,  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  LIQUOR8 AND CIGARS. THfi &ELS5tf TOIBtitfE, FfilDA? HOlMim   JAKUAHY il, 1902  ;*-** ���  , ^ i__  s*** ************************  j�� ***.*******  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE AfiE OFFERINC AT VERY LOW PRICES.  Hi  Hi  Of  Hi  ��_  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ft  w  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors   ,  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Cases.  Gents' Purses and Wallets  Chatelaine Bags  Perfume Atomizers  Hair Brushes of all kinds  ! W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  Hi  % t** *** *** ******************************************  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  *  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOETEES AND DEALEES IN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  I.EAVK  5 a. 111.  Daily.  CROW'S NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Marysville, Kort  Steele, Klko, b'ernie, Michel,  Dluii'iiiorc, Frank, "Macleod,  Lethbridgc, Winnipeg, and  nil EaHteru points.  ���1 p. m.  Daily.  LEAVE  6:40 p. m.  Daily  6:40 p. m.  Daily  8 a. m.  8 a. in.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY  RAILWAY  Robson, Nakusp, A rro when .  Revelstoko, and nil points oust  and woston C.P.It. niiiiii line.  Robson, Trail nnd Rossland.  Robson, Cnscadc, Grnnd  Forks, Phoenix, Greenwood  nnd Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail nnd Rossland.   (Daily except Sunday)   AHKIVK  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:3d a.m.  LKAVK  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILWY  Slocnn City, Silverton, New  Denver. Threo Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  AGENTS TOE-Orescent,  Kanton, and  Jessop's^ Steel, Iennett's Gutta Percha  Fuse, Jackson's Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder       __   .. T. Vl  and Dynamite N OI QflTl       K   11  Eailroad, Mill, Mining and Bnilders' Supplies       ^ p-.OU-_.-i    J-* Vj.  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 627.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  CHARLES HILLYER, President,  J_J__CI.r :____-_  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretory.  Hare just leceived 3,000,0 feet of logf*  of timber of any dimensions or lengths. J_  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  n from Idaho, and we are prepared to cnt the largest bill  ~_timatos given at any time.   The largest stock of sash  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFTCK AND YARDS!   CORNRR HALL AND FRONT STREETS.  WE MUST REALIZE  On our  large   stock   and  we  intend   making   this  to  do  month  BAROAIN MONTH  From January 6th to January 31st we will allow  20 PER CENT DISCOUNT  on all cash.purchases -  Leather Couches, $60.00, cash price.. .$48.00  Leather Chairs, $50.00,  cash price.... 40.06  Sideboard, $60.00, cash price  48.00  A|\ i-     " $55.00,  cash  price......... 44^00  '������'���������     " $40.00, cash  price   32.00  Rattan Goods.    Bed Room Suites.  Parlor Suites and all kinds  of House   Furniture at  reduced  prices.  Carpets will be sold at very low prices.  First come, first served.  J. G. BUNYAN & CO  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and ooant.  Flooring  local and ooaab.  Newel PostB  Stair Bail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  ot all kinds  IW WHAT YOU WANT IB KtOT IK _TOC_S  WI WILL MA KB IT rOB TOD  CALL AND OKT PKICB8  J. A. Sayward  HALL AITO LAKK BTRBBT8. IT-WOW  OFFICE AND  POCKET  DIARIES  FOR  1902  Canada Drug & Book Go.  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE OO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  Dea,e"ln Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are off-ring at lowest prices tho beat  grades o   Coylon, India, China and Japan  Our Besr, Mocha and Java Coffoe, per  ���   . pound 1   *e  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choioa Blend Coffee, I pounds  1 00  Special E.\end Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound 80  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  CITY AND DISTRICT.  D. G. Huntington, si Slocan mining man,  is in the city on business accompanied by  hia wife.  The Salvation Army held a social and  concert nt the barracks last night which  was well attended.  LIIvIITHil-  K. W. C. BLOCK  N'ELSON  Tho Great Northern train from Spokane  was delayed for three hours last evening at  Brie, owing to the breaking of a piston rod.  The citv council are advertising for tenders for the addition to the city hall, which  will be considered at the next meeting of  the council.    .  Chief "Vaughn of the Rossland police  force arrived in the city last evening with  six prisoners. One was under sentence for  theft and the others were Rossland gamblers who had been sentenced to thirty days'  imprisonment. Tlie local police took charge  I p. m.  I p. m.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and i>|l Way Landings.  (Dally oxcopt Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and    Saturdays.)   ARRIVE  3:10 p. ni.  ARRIVE  11 a. in.  11 a.m  ___,  matic agencies, to procure a settlement of  such claims. It is understood that the  claims in question must be based on alleged  acts or omissions of the government or otti-  cials of the nation against which the claims  are brought to tbe detriment of tlie personal interest of a citizen or citizens of a nation which undertakes to press the claims.  Tim project looks to the making of a treaty  whereby tlio signatory nations will oblige  themselves for a period of live years to  submit such claims to the permanent arbitration court of tlie UagiK^ The treaty, if  adopted, will in fact be tantamount lo a  compulsory arbitration convention applied  exclusively to pecuniary claims. The United  Slates delegation is willing to agree to this  plan under certain conditions, it Is recognized that it would, in many respects, bo  advantageous to Airerieans residing in  some Spanish-American countries, of which  the most protracted diplomatic, correspond-  on co fails to secure settlement. Tliere are  some hitches, however, to tho final approval of th project in committee. One is that  the Mexican delegates desire the insertion  of a clause to the effect that'claimants, before having recourse to Tho I-ln^ue court,  must prove that thoy have exhausted all  legal means of redress In tho country  against which the claim is brought. Again,  it is recognized that The Hague court may  not be open to all nations of America, and  for certain cases it may be necessary to  create a special tribunal. The composition  of such tribunal causes some perplexity.  It is hoped, however, that these difficulties  may be disposed of so as to enable the project to be reported by the committee to  the conference before adjournment.  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LKAVK  Depot  9:10 a.in  Mount'in  10:30 a.m.  Daily,  LKAVB  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. ni,  DaUy  NELSON  &  FORT  SHEP  PAliP RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Kossland, Colvillc  aud Spokano.  Making through connections  at Spokane to the south,  . cast and west.  ���   KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo aud all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Depot.  (':!o p.m.  Mount'in  5:50 p.m.  Dally  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. ni.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  DaUy  of t|ie ipan eonvjoted of theft and removed  him to the jail, while chief Vaughn and  the rest of the'party repaired to the Bodega  saloon where, after a convivial time, they  made their way in the 'bus to warden Lemon's establishment amid the laughter of a  number of onlookers.  The Masons of the city have decided to  givo a ball in the opera house on the evening of February Cth.  DEEP MINING   IN AFRICA  Miss Mary Walker of Winnipeg, formerly  principal of tlie Dufferin school in that city,  arrived in'Nelson last evening on a visit  to her sister, Mrs. F. C. Winkler.  There was a special meeting of tho S. O.  E. last evening when a number of the members were exalted to the 'White Rose degree, after which a social time was spent.  In the Bunyan series last evening the  Fox rink defeated that of J. H. Wallace  by a score of 17 to 7. The game was much  more ever) than the score would indicate  until'after the end of the tenth end, when  it stood 10 to 7. The rinks were composed  of the following: AV. Clayton, J. Spry, Dr.  Hall and J. H. Fox; and J. O'Shea, D. S.  Stanley, J. F. Weir and.J. H. Wallace. The  meeting of tho club to consider matters in  connection with the Winnipeg bonspiel will  be called at 7:30 o'clock this evonin*r.  The members of the board of tho Nelson  library havo decided to give a conversazione  and ball at tho phair hotel on the evening  of February 11th for the purpose of raising  funds.for the library, for which tickets will  be sold at $1. It has.been arranged.to have  a concert program from S:30 to 10 o'clock to  be followed by a dance, music for which  will be supplied by Herr Steiner's orchestra. The receipts of the library during the  past year have not come up to those of  former years and the board has taken this  means of raising the wind. It Is a case of  getting the money or closing up the library.'  A meeting of the members of the Baptist,  church was held in tho church last evening to consider the resignation of the Rev.  J. Xi. Morgan, which was rendered early In  the month of December. It appears that a  call has been extended to Mr. Morgan from,  the Baptist church of Rcssland, and asj  church affairs do not appear to be as prosperous as thoy might be in Nelson, he has'  decided to sever his connection with the;  Nelson church, of which he has been in  charge one year. The resignation was accepted, although no provision has been;  made to fill the vacancy. Mr. Morgan has  tho matter of accepting the call to Ross-;  land  still  under  consideration. :  Grand Musical Festival  The oratorio "Stabat Mater" by Rossini,  which has been under rehearsal for production next Thursday in the grand musical  festival at tho opera house, promises to bo  capably and efficiently rendered. Tlie chorus  has been selected from the church choirs  of the city and individual singers and has  no connection with tho Nelson Operatic  Society. The surplus, if any, will bo devoted  to the funds of the Presbyterian church  choir, who have assumed tho responsibility  for the whole festival. It is to be hoped thai  lovers of this class of music will take advantage of this opportunity and attend In  largo and appreciative numbers. The "Hallelujah chorus" from the "Messiah." and  Mrs. Parry's solo "Ave Maria." by Gounod,  are gems In themselves, not to mention the  instrumental pieces to be given by the orchestra under Herr Steiner. Tho plan opens  at McDonald's confectionery store on Monday.    DEATH PENALTY PROVIDED  For Active Anarchists  WASHINGTON, January 23.���Tho details  of a bill restricting" anarchy and anarchists was practically-determined on today  by a special committee of members of the  house judiciary committee appointed to  consider this subject. _ne language of  some of the provisions is yet to be settled,  but all of the essential features of the  forthcoming measure are determined upon.  Tho measure will provide the death penalty  for an attempt to kill or assault the president or any one in line of succession for  the presidency. An accessory before tho  fact is to be treated as a principal, and an  accessory after the fact is to be punished  in a less degree than a principal. Any person who counsels or advises or advocates  tho assaulting or the killing of any officer  of the United Slates shall be fined or imprisoned. No alien who advocates an overthrow of organized government, or who is  affiliated with an organization holding such  views is to be admitted to the country.  Provision is also made for the punishment  of those conspiring in this country against  a foreign ruler. The special committee will  probably report to the house Is expected  soon thereafter.  Findings of Peace Conference  MEXICO CITY, January 23.���The project  for an international court of claims is the  most important that remains to be decided  bv tho Pan-American conference. The object of tha project is to provide a tribunal  for settlement of pecuniary claims brought  against any one of the signatory nations  by the citizens of any other when the government of the nation to which the claimant belongs has failed, through Its diplo- |  Conditions Favorable to It  The publication of the recent statistics  concerning the gold mines of the Transvaal  enables 11s to form some estimate of what  financial return Great Britain may expect  {or the expenditure of so much blood and  treasure in South Africa, writes a Cape  Town correspondent.  During the eight months ending in August, ISOii, subsequent to which the oncbreak  of the war interfered with the active working of the mines, they produced ��12,485,032,  at which rate tho year's production would  have been ostensibly ��1S,727,548, but by  means of the progressive monthly production shown it would have actually amounted to twenty millions sterling or over ono.  hundred million dollars.  Of this enormous output 71 per cent, was  obtained from what is known as the central section, extending a tnije ahU'a half  west and about eight miles east of Johannesburg, while a* j>er cent was derived  from tlie deep level properties within that  section. The total gold production of the  Witwatersrand was 2Hy�� per cent of that ot  tlie entire world.  The increased production of gold elsewhere woald not have changed this rate  had tho war not interfered with mining operations.  With the close of the Boer war we may  expect to see these mining operations resumed on an extensive scale and within a  year after these have,'been "resumed an  output of gold exceeding twenty millions  sterling may oe confidently expected annually.  Had the Boers been loss patriotic or less  positive of their ability to wreck British  aspirations concerning the assumption of  sovereignty of the Eldorado they may have  mado up for national losses by personal  gains, ,  The output pt gold which may reasonably, expected for tne-.coming lew years  has been carefully estimated by mining engineers intimately acquainted with the resources of the South African auriferous  lilanc. .'...���  As has been the case Tin. the past the rate  of production will be' steadily increased,  and it will take twenty-five years fo exhaust this astonishingly productive region.  There is now estimated to be in all the  Witwatersrand some , $800,000,000 worth of  gold, a quantity equal to nearly three-  quarters of tho entire supply existing'in the  world in 1S90, which, according to Mulhall,  was ��l,23r>,000,000; the total gold production  of the world for. 396 years, dating from-the  discovery to the year;lSSS having been ��1,-  (102,000,000^ the balance having been lost in  various ways, in shipwrecks or else converted into jewelry, plate, etc.  By the increase of crushing plants and  the development of deep level seams it is  expected that for the three 6~r four years  following the resumption of work in the  Rand mines the output may reach the enormous amount of ��25,000,000 annually.  Even with the possibility of some of the  largo companies finding it unprofitable to  develop.their mines further, it is estimateu  that the increase due to. greater explolta-'  tion of the deep levels and known reefs  will keep the annual output on a continual  increase.  In spite of tho over estimate of properties  that has been made In many instances,  where tho payable ore was not of such extent as estimated there nas been a remarkably even general grade of ore maintained  since the discovery of.the gold fields.  Ill the deep level areas the result has been  so satisfactory as to inspire tho belief that  some of the deepest mines in the world;  will bo located here. A depth of 6000 feet,;  or considerably over a statute mile, is*  itall,-ed"ofroriginers1"ha.\Mng"already"satisliOd  themselves .that payable ore can be found  at a depth of 1000 feet.  The conditions of mining in the Transvaal are certainly favorable for mining at;  a great depth. In the first place the dryness;  of tho soil precludes tho influx of any great'  amount, of water, while in regard to temperature the country Is exceptionally fav-:  ored. the Increment, according to tho increased depth. 11s far as ascertained, being  exceptionally low.  In tho case of the Robinson deep mine, it  is about 1 degree Fahrenheit for 212 feet  of vortical depth. With the exception of tho  additional costs of haulage, pumping and  ventilation there aro no factors operating  against mining on the Rand to a depth of  Stain feet, or over a mile and a half In depth.  Nor will the cost of operating at such 11  groat depth materially affect tlie opera-  linns. The results of actual naernllnni thus  fnr havo justified all these assumptions.  For every mllo In length along tho course  of the reefs down lo a vortical depth of  MM feet, for tho dip of these reefs Is nsti-  10(10 foot for Ihe dip of these reefs it Is es-  llmnlpd Ihat gold to the value of about  ��10,000,000 will bo extracted.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  _-'''a,^'^,'&'^,ft'��'^-.--*--<--��_&_��_^ _&���.__���_-._����� _^ .  S & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  &-  -���_.���  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  *Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  to  to  to  Ok  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  STORES AT  * NELSON, B.C. KASLO, B.C. SANDON, B.C.  to  to  to  to  0*^./0'.10*.00.00.~'.**.0*.0*.0*.0*.0*.^.l*.00.00.&'      00.  v** um ^fc ^fc ^fc "^  mi* ^fc lifc   m* m.  afc ^m* uw mi m\. wi. w wu  ���.^���^*��-k'**-,C-'-5-'K'^**-.-,S->8r'<C-C',5''S?:^' �����?�����_;���<��-���  -���*__���____��; st at&atsfcafcs^j  To Save Money  '���^'���^''^-QH'^'^-^^'^'Q ^S*:  tSS  to  to  to  to Buy shoes now. Enormous reductions made this month to clear out the odds to  JS and ends. All felt goods below cost. See our special bargains on Side Tables ^  to   Manitobas, Arctics, Cardigans and Leggings- at Cost.   One  Hundred pairs of  to.  &   Mens' Fine Shoes regular .$4, $5, and $6. all Genuine Goodyear Welts.  Your  to   choice for $3.  to  to  to  Royal Shoe Store  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop.  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ���4i^!i:^_��*.^*^.^^;^_S;^-��*^*^*^:4S^*-B  ���09\099999.tt999.999_9999-0*'~^tt  been greatly used in speculation, once  reaching $845. They subsequently fell  to $20. .���.���'.'  AT THE.HOTELS.  HUME-W. Mcleod, 'Wlnnino's; Charles  S. Berryman, Spokano; J-. R. Gilford. Hall  Mines; G. Morrow, Vancouver; J. F. Cisch-  mann, Vancouver; Thomas O'L-aughlin.  Spokane;  J.  M. McDonald,  Winnipeg.  PHAIR���A. N. Mowat, Winnipeg: II. Atkinson, Winnipeg; J. G. Gordon, Silverton;  H. H.-Welch, Victoria; J. A. Herron, Spokane;, L. iSdwin Dudley, Vancouver.  QUEEN'S���D. G. Huntingdon and wife,  Sandon; R. T. Long, Creston; Colin C.  Brown, Rossland; P. H. Ahearn, Seattle.'  GRAND CENTRAL ��� Mrs. McDonald,  Spokane; Mr. and Mrs. Gray, Salmo.  BARTLETT-G. W. Prentice, Greenwood  John Mollett, Ymir.  TREMONT���J. II. Lamont, Slocan City.  laughtering    Sale  For the next thirty clays I will give  a great slaughtering sale on all lines in  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  boots and shoes. In order- to make room  for spring stock I must slaughter some  of my present stock and also to give my  many customers the benefit thereof.  Now is the chance to partake of some  of the best bargains ever offered in the  Kootenays.  The sale is genuine, the stock new and  the prices away down. .  Call, get prices, examine goods and  be convinced that I am offering the  greatest bargains ever offered in Nelson.  217 and 219  Baker Street  A. GILKER  When at Eric, B. C, stop at the Mersey  hotel.  Mrs.  M.  Collins,  proprietress.  The big schooner of beer or half-and'-  half, 10 cents. Always fresh and cool. Club  Hotel. E. J. Curran.  THE   BIG  Schooner  BEER^OR^HAl_F-AND-HAI_F  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE    WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Will Apply for Extraditicn  CASSBL, HesserNassau, Prussia, .Tan-  nary 23.���.The application of Herr  Schmidt, the .fugitive director of the  Trebor-Trocknung ��� (grain drying) company, which failed in July last, for a  safe conduct enabling him to return to  Germany from the United States, in  order to testify at the trial of the persons indicted in connection with the  failures, has been refused by the court  here. The local authorities have applied  to Washington for the extradition of  Herr Schmidt.  The grain drying company, of Cassel  was one of the most prominent German  industrial undertakings, but had for a  long time been sharply attacked in the  financial press owing to its methods of  doing business. It had for five years  declared dividends ranging from 25 to  50 per cent, largely through the fancy  prices of the machinery sold by its  branches, which were established in  nearly all the continental countries.  The balance sheets were so drawn that  it was impossible to discern actual conditions, lt had a short time before  the failure been in want of funds and  succeeded in raising ��80,000 in England.  The company was originally engaged in  utilizing brewers' grains and other  waste products and had patented a  method of wood distillation, which  wcrthless.    The company's shares had  Club  Corner Silica and   Stanley  Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  Porto Rico Lumber Go,  (LIBIITED)  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lumber Always in  StocK-  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will reeeive  prompt attention.  AND  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition. ���  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor safe_.  These safes can be bought from ue oi  two year's time without lnteiest.  Ward Bros.  833 WeBt Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICS  To the Public and Union Men :  Tho Tnules anil l,:i!>op Council ol' the City  or Nelson h:i.vc iloclarcil nil hotolx, rc\��liui-  rjints iiiid saloons employing Chinese in or  around Iho piomisos unfair to organized  labor. Tlio following do not employ Chinese  in such caiinclty:  V1CT.OJIIA UOTI-Li  CliAUKJS norvAi  TRKMONT  I-IOTJ-li  MADDEN HOTEL"  SIU-KBROOKI- HOTJ-Tj  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKl!* VIKW .HOTEL  KOSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND MOTEL  KLONDIKE HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA  SALOON  GLUE POT SALOON  CLUB HOTEL  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  JMPJ3KIAL SALOON  WAVBKI,EY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  GOAL  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  T Kr.Kl'HONK 1J5  ORDER YOUR  TKLK1UIONK 35  COAL,  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON. HAND  O/llcc: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Porto Rico Lumber Oo.Ltd,  CORNER OF  HENDRYX AND VERNON STREETS  NOTIOE OP MEETIM  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  Waiters' Union, No. Ill, Western Labor  Union, will he held Sunday, January 28th,  at S o'clock sharp, for the purpose of electing officers for tho ensuing term. All members are rennested to attend.  l-I. M.  EORTIER,  Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN, President.  NOTIOE.  Your oalronago ond influence respectfully Holicliei.1 for Brown Brothers as the leading jewelers of Nelson.  STENOGRAPHER. - A YOUNG LADY  stenographer. three years' experience,  wishes position. Good references. Apply,  staling salary, to 700 Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all  kinds.  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  OH Company. Washington Brick, Hmo &  Manufacturing Company. General commercial agents and brokers.  All coal and wood strictly cash on delivery.    OFFICE 184 BAKER STREET  TELEPHONE   147.  Private Tuition  Students prepared for departmental an*  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall.


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