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 ESABLISHED  1892  FRIDA.Y  MORNING,  JANUARY   17,   1902  DAILY EDITION  A  FLETCHER WAS ELECTED  MAYOR YESTERDAY.  KIRKPATRICK   TICKET   SECURES  FOUR OUT OF SIX SEATS AT  THE COUNCIL BOARD.  The municipal elections yesterday resulted in the election of Frank Fletcher  over John A. Kirkpatriek by a majority  of 1.C in a total vote of SOS. When the  polling opened both sides were confident  but it is safe to say that the result of  the counting was a surprise to the majority of the electors. An analysis of  the vote cast shows that candidate  Fletcher made the gain which won the  contest for him in the West ward, his  vote in this ward being 17 votes stronger  than that cast for him in the contest of  1900 when he made the race against  John Houston. His majority in this  ward was 45 over candidate Kirkpatriek  and the vote in the East ward remained  practically the same as that in 1900,  which was the last occasion upon which  a poll was taken, mayor Fletcher being  returned by acclamation in 1901. The  total vote cast for candidate Fletcher  was 312 as against 296 for candidate  Kirkpatriek.  In   the   East   ward  the   Kirkpatriek  ticket elected all three of its aldermen  there being a difference of 14 votes between the lowest Kirkpatriek candidate,  and the highest Fletcher candidate. Ex-  - alderman   Gillett   and   Paterson,   who  sought re-election were given places at  tne foot of the poll, whereas last year  they were returned by acclamation. Ex-  alderman Gillett was 31 votes short of  the average vote polled by the Kirkpai-  |V        rick candidates and ex-alderman Pater-  |i son got off somewhat   worse,   being 86  votes short.  In the West ward ex-alderman Hamilton headed the poll, having a comfort-  , able lead, .over ex-alderman Selous who  * made the'race with him, their vote being 192 and 175 respectively. Both these  candidates were supporters of Fletcher  and their pluralities were considerably  in excess of the majority secured by the  head of their ticket, a circumstance no  doubt explained by the fact, that in the  West ward the Kirkpatriek ticket had  but two candidates in the field, which  resulted in the splitting of the vote.  The voting in the East ward resulted  as follows:  II FOR MAYOR.  V Frank Fletcher  .170  John A. Kirkpatriek- 199  FOR ALDERMEN.  R. W. Drew 220  Chris Morrison 20S  John A. Irving  203  W. J. Wilson 1S9  W. G. Gillett 179  John Paterson 124  The voting in the West ward resulted  as follows:  FOR MAYOR.  Frank Fletcher  142  John A. Kirkpatriek  97   FOR ALDERMEN;   John Hamilton  ." 192"  Harold Selous   175  T. J. Scanlan  127  John Elliot 125  D. C. McMorris  114  The voting for school trustees placed  Dr. Hall at the head of the poll, who  with F. W." Swannell will constitute the  hold-overs on the board, Messrs Arthur,  McKillop and Annable retiring for reelection at the end of the present year.  The vote cast was as follows:  Dr. George A. B. Hall  409  F. W. Swannell  331  Dr. E. C. Arthur 322  A. L. McKillop  318  J. E. Annable 304  J. F. Weir 270  When the result of the polling was  announced both sides held a jubilee, the  Kirkpatriek committee on the strength  of their winning the majority of the  seats in the full council, and the Fletcher  committee on their victory in the contest for the mayoralty.  France Makes a Demand  PARIS, January 16.���The French government this morning cabled to Caracas Instructing the French consul there to insist.  that M. Secresta, who recently arrived :U  Laguayara on the French line steamer St.  Laurent from Bordeaux, he allowed to land.  M. Secresta, when he reached Laguayara,  was on his way to Caracas in order to pro-  . test there against the seizure of the estate  of general Mates, the revolutionary leader,  which had been legally leased to his fathar,  a merchant of Bordeaux. He was prevent-  , ed from landing by the Venezuelan authorities.  Kid Curry iu the Toils.  HELENA,' January 16.���Harvey Logan,  who was arrested at. Knoxvillc, Tennessee,  on a charge of having stolen bills of tlio  First National Bank cf Montana ol* this  city, In his possession, and who made a  desperate attempt to escape, is said to Iji.'  no other than "Kid" Curry of northern  Montana. Logan's picture, which was received by the National Bank of Montana  yesterday, was identified as that of Ci.irr;-  by T. A. Marlow, ex-prcsident of the bank,  who knew Curry well.  Unknown Vessel Wrecked  VICTORIA, January IC���Further advices  received from the West Coast, regarding  (he derelict which has gone ashore at Cape  Beale, tell of two boats boins found, one  intact -in Villng-5 island, and the other  broken at BcniHa point. That on Village  island wa * found by Indians, who described  It as a ship's boat, while that on  B_nilla  island was of hardwood painted white inside and out. A mast, sails and runnin;.  gear, blocks, etc., are coming ashore on  Barclay Sound. Nothing is learned of the  crew or the identity of the wreck, the only  letters distinguishable on the hatch combings being "L. Paint 750 tons." The lighthouse keeper at Cape Beale reports that  tho wreck was that of a ninety foot  schooner on tie keel, painted red below tbe  \vater line, green and blue, and her head  was yellow. No boards wer.e found, but one  piftco of one had tho letter "O," evidently  'ho beginning or end of a name, on It. The  wreck was breaking.  The steamer Rio Juan Maru which arrived from the Orient tonight reports that  her- owners intend establishing a line in  conjunction with a scheme of tbe Great  Northern between Truruga and Vladivostok, connecting with the trans- Siberian  line.  Captain Buckholtz and a company of Victoria and Seattle men were given orders  lor the construction ol" a freight and cattle steamer for the Alaskan trade. She will  be built by Urn Victoria machinery depot.  South American Conference.  MANAGUA, Nicaragua, January 15. ���  President JColaya today gave an elaborate  reception at Corinto, in honor of presidents  Regalado of Salvador, and Sirra of "Honduras, and general Molina, the minister of  war of Guatemala, who arrived at that  place on the. invitation oi president Zelaya  to hold a conference in conjunction with  representatives of other Central American  countries looking toward the declaration of  peace in these states. Thousands of natives of Nicaragua were present at the  function.  the temple were removed, and the streets  traversed were illuminatd. A military escort surrounded the emperor, and a great  body of nobles and officials followed him ln  chairs or on horseback. The Manchurian  negotiations continue slowly. Russia, in  spite of her protestations of firmness, is  disposed to compromise. The Chinese particularly oppose giving Russia complete  control of the mining and railroad concessions.  Gormau Elected Senator.  ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, January 15.���  Arthur P. Gorman was today "elected  United States senator, to succeed George  L. Wellington. The total vote was: Gorman, Democrat, OS; Jackson, Republican,  52. The vote In the senate was: Gorman 17;  Jackson, 9. In the house: Gorman, 51; Jackson, 43.  PRINCE HENRY'S RECEPTION  Will Sail on Saturday.  KIEL, January 1G. ��� The imperial  yacht Hohenzollern, which is to sail for  tho United States on Saturday, is completing her preparations for the trans-  Atlantic trip. Admiral prince Henry of  Prussia arrived in Berlin today from  here, and will remain ten days in Berlin.  The details regarding prince Henry's  landing in the United States, and his  movements thereafter, are entirely in  the hands of secretary Hay and Dr. Von  <Hollenben, the German ambassador at  "Washington. ��� ~     '  WASHINGTON, January 16.���Rear  admiral Robley D. Evans, who has been  charged with the preparation of the  .nayaLprogram at the reception of prince  Henry of Prussia, called upon the German ambassador today. It may be stated  upon good authority that prince Henry  will proceed directly to New York, where  the naval- demonstration proper will  take place. Admiral Evans states that  the vessels will probably rendezvous at  Tomkonsville, and possibly join the imperial yacht Hohenzollern on her way  up tlie Atlantic coast from the West Indies, and escort her to New York harbor.  NEW YORK, January 16.���Prince  Henry of Prussia will bring from Germany a handsome present for Miss  Alice Roosevelt, from emperor William,  in recognition and as a souveneir of her  part in the launching of the new royal  yacht. Announcement of the fact was  made today in a dispatch to the Staats  Zeitung from Berlin. The cablegram also  said that prince Henry had been directed to arrange for aquatic sports between  American and German tars in the foreign ports where they meet.  ANOTHER REPRESENTATIVE  For Dominion House.  OTTAWA, January lb".���The population of Canada was officially announced  by the census department today. It is  shown by the census of 1901 to be  5,369,660, an increase of 536,426 for the  decade. The representation in the house  of commons will be reduced from 213  to 210 members. The Yukon will be  granted one member, British Columbia  one additional member, the Northwest  Territory two, and Manitoba three, making an increase of seven. Ontario will  lose six members and the maratime  provinces four, making a loss of ten  members, which, with a gain of seven  in the Dominion, makes a net loss of  three.   Expensive Fire in Chicago.  CHICAGO, January 10���Fire broke out in  the ticket of the union station, Adams and  Canal streets, today and for a time threatened destruction of the building. The  smoko and flames spread so rapidly that  sixty employees of the several roads, who  mako the station their Chicago terminal,  had an exciting time to escape suffocation.  Two men were helped down ladders by lire-  men. Over a million dollars' worth of  unstamped tickets of the Pennsylvania,  Burlington, Alton, St. Paul, the Panhandle, and Fort Wayne roads and the  Pullman company were destroyed. The  building, whicli is the property of the  Pennsylvania lines, was damaged to tho  extent of $15,000. The annual passenger  statements of the roads were destroyed and  will be delayed two weeks. " '  Senate Resolution Recalled.  WASHINGTON, January 10.���Upon request of Mr. Hoar, a resolution adopted  yesterday providing that the president, if  in his judgment it be not incompatible  with public interest, be requested to inform  the senate wh-thor the department of state  has oilicial information whether tlie British  government exacts duties on goods intended for prisoners of war in Bermuda, in  violation of article 10 of tlie convention  adopted at the Hague, was recalled and  referred to the foreign relations committee  for investigation. "Gifts, and relief in kind  Cor prisoners of war, shall bo admitted f-,3e  of all duties of entry and others, as well as  of payments for carriage by government  railways."  Chinese Oppose Russia.  PEKIN, January 1(1.���Tho emperor Went  from the forbidden city to the temple of  heaven before daylight today, offered aacri-  lices and gave thanks for his safe return to  Pekin. All traces of foreign occupation of  Disloyal Irish Turned Down.  CORK, January 10.���The municipal elections hero have resulted in the defeat of  Eugene Crc-an, member of parliament for  ihe southeast division of Cork, ex-mayor  Roche, and other nominees of the United  Irish League. This is attributed to a speech  made by Mr. Crean during the campaign in  which ne declared that if king Edward  came to Cork for the purpose of opening  the international exhibition, he would be.  hooted through the city.  Another Train Held Up  FORT SMITH, Arkansas, January 16.���The  southbound Kansas City Southern passenger train was held up last night at 11  o'clock, half a mile north of Spiro, Indian  Territory, by seven masked men. The express and mail cars were entered. The local  -_fe in the express car was opened, but  nothing was secured from it. The robbers  tried to open the through safe but failed.  They then rU'ed Ihe mall car, and it is said  they se.urod a quantity of registered mail.  Fifteen Tear Old Girl Suicides.  PETE'RBORO, Ontario, January IU.���Lottie Taylor, the fifteen year old daughter of  Thomas Taylor of Mavelock, committed  suicide today. She left a note in a bottle of  strychnine, stating that she was compelled  to die by stories which were circulated that  she had attended social gatherings and had  been brought home by young men under  the influence of liciuor.  MANITOBA PROHIBITIONISTS  GREAT CEBIIOKY  MARKS BRiTAIN'S PARLIA-  MENTORY OPENING.  KING'S SPEECH DID NOT DISCLOSE  INFORMATION RESPECTING  NATIONAL POLICY,  Object to the Referendum.  WINNIPEG, January 16.���The legislative chamber, floor and gallery was  crowded today with ardent supporters  of the liquor act. They presented the  following resolution from the Dominion alliance: "Without pronouncing on  the general principle of the referendum,  this convention would strongly deprecate the application of the principle to  the present liquor act, that the act  should be proclaimed to be brought into  force not later than June 1st, next,  without any further reference to the  people for an expression of opinion  thereon. Resolved that this branch of  the alliance declares its purpose to give  .the government.its iull.and heartyv-nioral-.  and political support in any appeal"  which they may make to the. country  when this becomes the issue, providing  the liquor act is brought into operation  by June 1st, 1902, without any referendum, and -vigorously enforced thereafter." Premier Roblin thanked the deputation on behalf of himself and his cabinet. All they had said would receive  the best consideration of the cabinet  and the people's representatives, who  were there to do the will of the people.  It was not, therefore, any use for him  to say anything further "on that occasion.  Mr. Mulock pressed for a definite answer which might be laid before the temperance convention which met again  that afternoon. Mr. Roblin said that  Mr. Mulock had asked a most unreasonable question. To start with, he had announced that the policy of the government would be a referendum and now  he was asked to go back on that and to  reverse that decision without consulting  his colleagues, and without knowing  that a single member of the house was  behind him.  A New Electric Signal.  ROCKFORD, January 16.���The Chicago &  Eastern Illinois railway is prepared to install a system of electric signals to prevent  accidents. The nrw device displays a signal in the cab of the locomotive. The track  is wired in blocks, the rail being used as the  conductor. When there is but one train on  the track the signal in the cab will burn  white. Should another train touch the same  block the light is instantly changed to red,  which means danger. The signal is not affected by rain, snow or sleet or weather of  any kind, and it will do its work among a  mass of switches and crossings as well as  on a straight track.  Will Advance Pickles.  CHICAGO, January IC���The Western  P* "kle Packers' Association, including representatives from lillinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Missouri are considering ir.i  advance in prices, lt is declared that there  might be a pickle famine before next summer, notwithstanding the increase of $1.50  a barrel over the prices of a year ago. The  crop of cucumbers was 1100,000 bushels below the average, which meant that pickle  packers would be 200,000 barrels short.  Henry Williams of Detroit, one of the packers, said he would not be surprised if the  supply gave out entirely before the close  of the summer.  Extending the Franchise.  TORONTO, January 16.���John Lee, member of East Kent in the legislature, has  given notice of a bill amending the election  act. He proposes giving i.uiway employees,  who cannot vote on election day, the privilege of going before a returning officer or  justice of the peace within 4S,hours and  casting his vote.  To Endow a Chair,  MONTREAL, January 10.���Miss Elizabeth  Duncan has given forty thousand dollars  to the Montreal diocesan theological college to endow a chair in memory of her  brother, to be known as the John Duncan  chair of dogmatic theology.  Death of a Canadian Commissioner.  KINGSTON, January 16.- News was received here today of the death at Belfast,  Ii eland, ot Rev. Samuel Houston, formerly  of this city and at the time of his death  Canadian immigration commissioner in the  North of Ireland.  Conservative Wins in Laval  MONTREAL, January 16.���Corrected returns received from Laval this afternoon  show tho election yesterday of Leonard,  Conservative,  by 16 majority.  A Slim Majority.  ST. JEAN, Port Joll, January IC���Tho  Carbonneau government, Liberal, is elected in L'lhlet by one majority.  LONDON, January IC���.King Edward  opened parliament this afternoon with  a ceremonial  in  all  essential   respects  similar to that of February last.    Tho  procession to the house of lords was of  the same character as that witnessed on  tlie occasion of the opening of the flrst  parliament   of   king   Edward's   reign,  while within the upper house was seen  the same state pageantry, the same historic dresses and the   same  revival   of  ancient forms.   After robing, king Edward and queen Alexandra entered the  house   of   peers   and   occupied   their  thrones   beneath   a  canopy,   with   the  prince and princess of Wales on either  side of them.   The other members of the  royal family were seated on chairs at  the foot of the   steps   leading   to   the  throne.    The gentlemen ushers of the  black rod, general sir Michael Biddulph,  having summoned the speaker and the  members of the house of commons, his  majesty read the speech from the throne.  ��� ,, The speech was not an important utterance.   His majesty referred in gratified terms to the tour of the prince and  princess.of Wales. Expressed regret at  the fact that the war in South Africa  was not concluded; said he trusted the  decision of the sugar conference would  lead to the abandonment   of   bounties  and noted the conclusion of the Isthmian  canal treaty.  The speech opened with a reference to  the tour of the prince and princess of  Wales. "They were everywhere," said  the king "received with demonstrations  of the liveliest affection, and I am convinced their presence served to rivet  mdr- closely the bbnds of mutual regard,  and loyalty by which the vigor of the  empire is maintained." Referring to  Great Britain's relation with the other  powers he said they continued to be of  a friendly character.  Contrary to expectation, the king's  reference to the war, was just as indefi-.  nite as the statements on the subject  made in tlie last half dozen messages  from the throne. "I regret," said his  majesty, "that the war in South Africa  is not yet concluded, though the course  of the operations lias been favorable to  our arrangements, the area of war has  been largely reduced, and industries are  being resumed in my new colonies. In  spite of the tedious character of the  campaign, my soldiers throughout, have  displayed a cheerfulness in the endurance of the hardships incident to guerilla warefare, and a humanity even to  their own detriment in- their treatment  of the enemy, and are deserving of the  highest praise. The necessity for relieving those of my troops who have  most felt the strain of the war has afforded me this opportunity of again  availing myself of the loyal and patri-  jotic-offers. jol^my_^o2ome^,^and^tu-ther  contingents will shortly "reach South A'F  rica from the Dominion of Canada, the  commonwealth of Australia and New  Zealand."  In regard to the Hague conference,  the speech says: "I trust its decision  may lead to the abandonment of the  system by which the sugar producing  colonies and home manufacturers of  sugar have been unfairly weighted in  the prosecution of this most important  industry."  Then came the following clause: "I  have concluded with the president of the  United States a treaty, the provisions of  ���which will facilitate the construction of  an inter-oceanic canal under guarantees  that its neutrality will be maintained,  and that it will be open to the commerce  and shipping of all nations."  Next followed a reference to the  Anglo-Brazilian treaty, to the referring  of the British Guiana-Brazil boundary  questions to the arbitration of the king  of Italy, of the necessity of the continuance of famine relief measures in India, and to the death of the ameer,  "whose son Habibullah, has expressed  an earnest desire to maintain the friendly relations of Afghanistan with my Indian empire."  After announcing that the estimates  have been framed as economically as  due regard for their efficiency renders  possible in the special circumstances of  the present exigency," the speech concluded with mentioning proposed leg-  islaton, of solely domestic interest, with  the exception of a bill to facilitate the  sale and purchase of land in Ireland.  LONDON, January 10.-���The house of  lords was well filled when business was  resumed. The prince of Wales occupied the seat formerly filled by his  father. Many peeresses were in the gallery. The lord chancellor, earl Salisbury, formerly read the king's speech.  The earl of Harrowby, Conservative, in  moving the address in reply to the  speech from the throne, referred to the  non-interference of foreign powers in  South African war as being evidence of  their friendly relations. The earl of  Lytton, who seconded the motion, congratulated the government on their more  than friendly relations with tho United  States and the South American republics," and added that though affairs in  Ireland were considered critical, they  might safely be left in the hands of the  government.  LONDON, January 1G.���There was  only a meagre attendance of members  when the house of commons met at 4  o'clock this afternoon to commence the  work of the session. Irish affairs cropped up almost immediately, earl Percy,  Conservative, and eldest son of the duke  ol* Northumberland and member for  south division of Kensington, moving  a resolution to the effect that the election from Galway of colonel Arthur  Lynch, who was commonly and notoriously reported to have aided the' king's  enemies, was an insult to the house and  a committee, should be appointed to consider the course to pursue. The speaker,  William Court Gully, declined to accept  the motion until notice of it was given  in the usual way.  Earl  Spencer,  Liberal,  in criticising the  address, said that while he recognized the  impossibility of granting the Boer demands  for independence, yet he deprecated on insisting   on   unconditional    surrender.   His  lordship urged the government to promise  the Eoers autonomy similar to the governments of Canada and' Australia. The premier, lord Salisbury, whose entrance Into the  house was  greeted  with  hearty  applause,  f-aid he .was glad to hear earl Spencer vent  an (utterance  for  which   he,   the   premier,  hud been frequently and unsparingly condemned. It was quite true that there was  no possibility of granting the Boers independence. Neither was it the government's  tfclief,  after being  gratuitously  attacked,  to inform the Boers on what terms the*c  would be forgiven, and especially since the  Boers had not expressed a wish to be forgiven. Lord Salisbury continued by defending the martial  law in South Africa, and  urged the opposition to consider they were  not dealing with the question as to whether  they could make out a good case against  the government. The premier'pleaded that  they  should not allow  their eagerness  to  improve  their  party    position    and    make  them forget the issue whether or not Great  Britain should be victor in the war. He reminded the opposition that a wrong settlement now would impose grave difficulties  and  embarrassments upon  the nation  for  many years to come. Replying to the premier lord Rosebery said that he  favored a  rassive policy of peace which would receive  overtures when these were made and that  in this connection'he wished to know the  truth  of  the  rumors  concerning  the visit  to London of Dr. Kuyper,  the premier of  Holland.  Had  he brought such overtures?  "Not  so   far  as  I  know,"   answered  lord  Salisbury, z.  "Have any.overtures been received from  the Boer leaders in Europe?" asked lord  Rosebery.  To this question lord Salisbury answered  "No."  After the speech from the throne had been  formally read in the house of commons and  Ihe addresses In reply had been moved and  seconded the Liberal leader, sir Henry  Campbell - Bannerman, spoke In general  terms against tlie course of tho government in South Africa, urging conciliation  in place of brute force. He said the same,  in a measure, was true of Ireland where  the government was at present floundering  ic-tween concession and coercion and urged  the adoption of the most libera! program  toward Ireland. Mr. MaeNeill, Irish Nationalist, .member for,South -Donegal,..created  the earliest scene by deploring the fact  that- the Nationalist members had "been  immured in dungeons at the bequest of Mr.  AVyndham," the chief secretary for Ireland.  He moved tlie appointment of a committee  to investigate the matter. AVhen the speaker declined to accept the motion, Mr. McNeill questioned his ruling and was called  lo order. Sir William Vernon Harcourt,  Liberal, by attacking tne institution of  martial law in Cape Colony and by accusing the government of grossly unconstitutional conduct in advising the ministers of Cape Colony not to summon Ihe  Cape parliament, brought up Mr. Chamberlain, the colonial secretary, who was in a  n c_t brilliant mood. Mr. Chamberlain said  that sir "William Vernon Harcourt _oii_ht  to have placed a question of such vase Importance hi the form of an amendment and  then proceeded to justify absolutely the  fiction of the Capo government. Mr. Chamberlain said he did not scrap for the legal  opinions on one side or the other, that  the government had to deal with an emergency and that II had followed tho universal practice of all countries. He also said  the government of Cape Colony would ask  parliament to ideninify Their acts.  Sir William Vernon Harcourt asked:  "When will this be done?"  Mr. Chamberlain retorted: "When is the  war going to end?" (Laughter and cheers).  John Redmond, chairman of the Irish  parliamentary party: "By the next general  election."  Tn tho course of his speech Mr. Chamberlain was protesting against the suggestion  -that_he-s;ioiikl-overrule=tli-_priv.y_1council.i  when Mr. Redmond interjected: "Hear!  hear! You ought to be king." Amid laughter Mr."Chamberlain replied: "That is very  good of the honorable gentleman, but that  is not my ambition." The house then adjourned.  The Irish members held their usual sessional meeting this afternoon and decided  to move amendments to the address in re-  reply to tho speech from the throne^. Severn! amndments to the address were linnlly  adopted. These included a revision for the  Tiish land and taxation law; protests  against the enforcement of the Trish  Crimes Act and the operation of certain  courts and against the concentration camps  in South Africa. Another amendment contained an appeal for the relief of the congested districts and bettor housing of tho  working classes in Ireland.  On tho opening night of parliamsnt tlie  debate in the house of lords was far more  interesting than that In tlio house cf commons, which, except for Mr. Chamberlain's  speech, proved rather dull and ljnguid.  In the house; of neers lord Lytton. son of  the poet diplomatist, in seconding the address in reply to the speech from tlie throne  in an abl speech, drew high praise from  If rd Rosebery. who described it as "by far'j  the ablest he had ever heard upon such an  occasion," which gave an early touch of  distinction to the procedings.  Earl Spencer spoke Cor the Liberals, .in  the absence of the earl of Klmberley, wjio  was ill.  After lord Salisbury's brief reply, lord  Rosebery opened an extended criticism by  describing king Edward's speech as the  most jejune .ever placed on the lips of any  monarch. The speaker expressed his skepticism as to the motives of the visit .to  London of Dr. Kuypers, and said: "I do  not suppose he came to see the old masters." He twitted Mr. Chamberlain for  "trailing his diplomatic coal, and inviting  anybody to trend upon It." and contended  that the name of Great Britain was now  held in hostility abroad compared to which  all previous records faded into insignificance. Lord Rosebery commended the  spirit and words of Mr. Chamberlain's reply to the imperial chancellor of Germany,  count. Von Buelow, but expressed his anx-  ietv concerning tha constant controversies  with Germany and other powers which Mr.  Chamberlain'." dialectics b"l aroused and  wanted to know where it \v.<- going tn stop.  Lord Rosebery f ' ' '���������* 'gen'-v in the pros-  ent method" w' ���   imple opportunity  for maintaining ihat position of splendid  isolation which the government seemed to  deem eminently r|_jsii-alil��*. but to maintain  which they would uo well to have an overpowering ��Ilo_t and nil i-fnelciit army for  rt'ncr powers were also building Moots. During the course of lord Riisehery's speech,  lord Salsibury constantly rose to bis foot  to make corrections or objections thereto,  until anally lord Rosebery said he would  not further touch upon topics which  seemed to irritate tlie premier.  Lord Lansdowne. foreign secretary, briefly replied tn lord Hoselnry. cnnd-iting tip-  view that Great Britain was hated abroad.  Their majesties were greeted enthusiastically as thev sat In the slate coach,  wlioso. gilded pinnacle brushed the boughs  of tho trees in the park. King Edward ami  queen Alexandra looked for all the world  like the flattering painting of Henry VII.  and one of his better looKing spouses. The  king and both looked extremely well.  So far as restrained enthusiasm is concerned the spectacle was nothing to what  occurred earlier in the day when the  guards' rein foremen t left their barricks  en route to South Africa. The guards  tramped thrcogh the dark streets of ths  metropolis at 0 o'clock in the morning accompanied by an uproarious mob of citizens, .singing songs to the air of impatient  bands, but the songs and music did not  drown tho crying of women, who clung to  tho necks and arms of almost every man  of ihe contin-rent.  On alighting at the royal entrance of the  house of parliament, beneath the Victoria  tower king Edward and queen Alexandra  w ere met by the officers of state and were  conducted to tlie robing rooms. Having assumed their gorgeous robes the procession  was formed and preceded by the duke of  Devonshire, lord president of the council,  bearing the imperial yeoman and the heralds and "pursuivants, they entered the  house of peers amid a fanfare of trumpets.-  The scane in the gilded chambers was very  brilliant, state officers,. ambassadors and  ministers In h tndsome uniforms and. peers  and peeresses in varl-cofored robes filled  "every nook.  The king, beneath his robes wore a field  marshal's uniform. The queen's dress was  of black velvet, surmounted by a robe  trimmed with ermine. The peeresses all  wore ostrich feathers In their hair and  were richly clad in evening robes of the  most varied colors, white satin, however,  predominating. The display of jewels was  unusually dazzling. The only departure  from the extremely decorous character of  the proceedings occurred when king Edward referred to the hnmnnliv -if the British troops in South Africa. This led to an  unprecedented scone in the house'of lords,  when peers, peeresses and high officers of  ������tate broke out into a prolonged cheer,  which was repeated again and'again to the  evident satisfaction of his majesty, but  to the apparent dismay of tho officials of  the house.  CIVIC ELECTIONS  VOTING THROUGHOUT THE  PROVINCE.  TEE CITIZENS' TICKET MAKES A  CLEAN SWEEP IN THE CONTEST IN ROSSLAND.  MADE A SERIOUS BLUNDER  Troops Fighting Each Other.  NEW YORK, January IC���News of a  serious mistake, in which a force of  government troops fought another body  of government soldiers thinking it was  composed of Colombian revolutionists,  has been brought to Colon, Columbia, by  the Colombian war ship general Pin-  zons, cables the correspondent of the  Herald at that place. The mistake hap-  pended in the vicinity of Dibullo, near  Rio Hacha, and it resulted in IS men being killed and U3 wounded. Captain  Merritt, of the General Pinzons says that  vessel landed 400 men in Dibullo to drive  back the insurgents. The ��� revolutionists retreated toward Rio Pacha, when  the government' troops advanced. '/It  was. decided to divide the government  force in two bodies; in order to capture  the rebels. One of these met the rebels,  and after a sharp engagement the insurgents retreated. The other body of  government troops then came up having heard the firing, and the mistake  followed. Thinking that it was opposed  by rebels, each force started firing, the  fight was kept up for four hours, when  general Poliaco discovered the mistake,  and stopped the battle which had been  evenly contested.  NEW PLACER EXCITEMENT  Largest Tunnel Started.  PORT TOWNSEND, January IC���The  latest advices from Dawson were brought  on the Cottage City by Charles Berry-  man, who -left the Klondike capital early  in December. He says there is a stampede  from Dawson to Henderson creek, near  Stewart river. He reports that several thousand men are on the creek and all the  ground has been staked. During the winter the gambling element in Dawson have  -resorted'to-all^kiudsof-schemes-ito"-inducei  I lie authorities to permit the opening of  gambling houses without success. Preliminary work has been commenced on one  of tho longest and largest mining tunnels in the world, near .Juneau, Alaska. The  tunnel will be more than ��)U0 leet Ions,  and will be started on the beach south of  Juneau, and run into the mountains to tap  a large number of claims in the Silver Bow  basin. A large mill will be built on the  beach, where it can be operated the year  lound. It is said that the tunnel will cost  in  the neighborhood of $2,000,000.  Vanderbilt's Chances Good.  NEW YORK, January lG.-Milton Henry,  who rode for J. It. and F. 1'. Keene in  Kngland last year, says that \V. K. Van-  derbilt has a good chance lo win the British Derby tills season with Ills American  bred colt IQIlesmore. "1 saw Klle.sinere win  :i seven furlong dash in -Vance from a fast  Held of two and three year colts," said  Henry, "and he impressed me as being a  colt mujh above the average In ability."  Winnipeg Clearances.  WINNIPEG, January lC-The Winnipeg  clearing house returns for the week ending  today aro: Clearings, $; balance  $I67,59S. For the same period in 1'JOl the  clearings were $2.007524; balance $37'!,0:'!J.  For the same week in 1'JOO the clearings  were $4,322,171.  Will Visit America  NEW YORK, January IC���The Staats  /ieitung prints a special dispatch from Berlin which states that count Von Waldersee  and his wife will visit America in Aaril.  Tho dispatch states that the trip is ma.de  for tho Held marshal's health.  Exclusion Bill Introduced.   "  AVASHINGTON, January IC���in the senate today senator Mitchell of Oregon, introduced a bill prepared by the Pacific  Ct ast senators c'id representatives for Chinese exclusion.  Peace Negotiations Opened.  LONDON*, January 10.���A strong belief  prevailed in llnancial circles here late today  that negotiations for peace had been reopened by leading Boers and the British  Hi>veniiiii'r t.  The Victorian at Halifax.  HALIFAX, January IC���Tho troopship  Victorian, which will take the remainder  nf the Canadian Mounted Rifles to South  Africa, arrived at quarnnlliio at noon today.  Lord Eockwood Dead.  LONDON, .lanuarv IC���Lord Roelswood.  Ili-nry John S->lwyn Ibhotson, is dead, He  was bom in 1X26.  ROSSLAND, .January 16.���In the election  for mayor and council here today the citizens'" ticket, was returned Intact". John S.  Clute defeated J. P. McKichan by a majority of 62. Aldermen Hamilton and Armstrong were re-elected in ward 1, and aldermen MacKcnzie and Daniel were returned  in ward 2. In ward 3 Alexander Dunlori,  citizens' ticket, and Thomas Embleton,  labor ticket, were elected by acclamation.  In the contest for school trustees the citizens' ticket elected three candidates���A.  Casimir Gait 419, H. P. McCraney 394, R.  AV. Gregor 3S5; while the labor party succeeded In electing the two remaining members of the new board���Peter R. McDonald  376 and Miss Annie Chisholm 361.  Holland. Mayor of Grand Forks.  GRAND FORKS, January IC���A big surprise occurred In the mayoralty contest  last night when James Anderson mads a  proposition to Tracey Holland, his opponent, that if Mr. Holland, as agent of tha  townsite company, would sign an agreement with the V". V. & E. giving them a  right of way for their smelter spur through  the city, and agreeing to allow thsm to  commence work immediately and to decide upon the price to be paid for the right  of way by friendly arbitration, instead of  going through the process of expropriation,  ho nvould resign and.allow Mr. Holland to  be elected mayor by acclamation. This  agreement was _;gned by Mr. Holland,Tvlr.  Anderson properly made good his offer, and  E. Doberer, amid wild cheers, introduced  to tho large and enthuslastic'audienee tho  "mayor of Grand Forks for 1902.  GRAND FORKS, January 16���T. W. Holland was elected mayor by acclamation  owing io the retirement of James Anderson, the other candidate. First ward aldermen, Jeff Hammar, Nell Matheson and R.  Gaw; second ward, I-I. A. Sheads, Robert  Harvey and John Donaldson. School trustees, John B. Henderson, T. F. Curran and  P.  _.' McCallum.  James Kennedy, chief engineer of the "V.  V. & E.- railway was-waited on today; by  a deputation of citizens comprising Jameu  Anderson, E.' Doberer, I_. A. Manly and'J.  A. Smith and notified that mayor Holland,  as agent of the townsite company, had  consented to sign an agreement providing  for the acquisition "by" sale or arbitration  proceedings of certain townsite lands re-  riulred as right of way for the proposed V.  V. &. E. spur to the Granby smelter. Mr.  Kennedy in reply stated that the agreement  was satisfactory to the railway company.  Ho added that he would accordingly instruct J. W. Stewart, the contractor, to  begin grading operations on tha branch,  tomorrow.-This means a big local payroll  for the next five months.  Bradshaw Ticket in Slocan.  SLOCAN CITY/, January 16.���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The elections here today  were hotly contested and passed off with a  great deal of enthusiasm and interest on  both sides, moral questions being the chief  issue, the ticket being completely elected  with the exception of alderman Barber,  who tied Arnot, but the returning officer  gave his casting ballot in his favor electing the solid ticket for mayor Bradshaw  the result being as follows: Mayor���R. A.  Bradshaw 45: A. York. 44. For aldermen���  D. McNicholl, 50; J. G. McCallum, 49; D.  IJ. Robertson. 47; A. C. Smith, 46; W. E.  Warder, 45; D. Arnot, 41; A. Barber, 4-1;  George Henderson, 42. For school trustees,  McCallum, York and McNelsh. Only one  spoilt ballot was reported by the returning  .otlicer.^The-iiew-COuncil.^composed^of^the-  mayor and six aldermen, will mee: next  ������*, eek.  Greenwood Election Returns.  GREENWOOD, January 16���[Special to  The Tribune.]���The diamond drill reached  ore from the hole in tho face of the crosscut at the 112 foot level at the Rambler  mineral claim near Eholt. The property Is  owned by the Everett and Spokane Mining  Company, whose manager, A. G. Davis, has  teen persistently prospecting for the pas.t  two years. As the result of the present discovery tho outlook Is now very encouraging.  \V. H. Aldridge, manager of the Trail  smelter, returned to Trail today after  spending a couple of days ln the Bouti-  ary district.  The Nelson arrivals today are J. S. Lawrence and Frank Gibbs, manager of tho  Brackman &. Ker Company.  The Contest at Kaslo.  KASLO, January 16.���[Special to Tho  Tribune.]���The Interest taken In the municipal election here today was manifest by  ihe entire community, the full vote of th'e  electors having been p-illod. A. AV. Good-  enough wa.s elected mayor over W. V.  Papworth by a majority of twenty. The  aldermen are P. McGregor, D. J. Young.  A. Jardlne, Archie Fletcher, S. Fawcett  and F. E. Archer. The school trustees are  J. Mlllington, A. W. Allen and William J.  Green. The city is en fete tonight and tho  fortunate candidates are entertaining  their friends-.  The Silver Glance mine at Bear Lake  made a shipment of a car of high grade oro  today and has another shipment ready.  Kamloops Returns,  KAMLOOPS, January IC���The following  are the. names of the successful candidates  in the municipal election for the city of  Kamloops for 1902: Mayor���M. P. Gordon;  majority S-S. Aldermen���Ward 1���J. R. McNeill and D. G. Brown; ward 2���Thomas  Harris, and James Gill: ward 3���Charles  S. Stevens and J. L. Brown. For school  trustees���W. I-I. Edmonds, E. Goulet and  A P Proctor.  Revelstoke Election Returns.  RKVELSTOKE, January IC���The munt-  c.'pal election returns for this city are as  follows: Mayor. M. J. O'Brien. Aldermen,  ward 1���John Macleod and II. Mannin'*:;  ward 2. T. E. L. Taylor and C. B. Hume;  v.ard 3. returned by acclamation W. J.  Law and S. H. McMahon. School trustees,  J. W. Bennett. AV. J. Dickey, and It. Floyd.  Successful Vernon Candidates.  A'ICUNON, January IC��� The aldermen  elected today are Tlmmins, Knight. Wilmot,  .Matheson and Pound. School trustees, Mul-  Icr, Parks, find Jacques. THE  NELSON TRIBUNE: FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1902.  |5~  H  Ml  ��  ��' ���  _��  lit- ]  I  �����!  to  w  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  Incorpobatkd 1070  coisj:_p^L._rsr"3r  DAINTIES IN FINE  GROCERIES  DAINTIES IN  IMPORTED SWEETS  DAINTIES IN FINEST BISCUITS  DAINTIES IN WINES AND  LIQUORS  DAINTIES  IN  CIGARS  DAINTIES IN EVERYTHING  TO EAT AND DRINK  TBE  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  ���  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  M  -^^i^f^l^M^t'-ili '>��SMife*>*MS-*3i*^  DELICATE  TINTS  The newest "thing"  in correspondence  papers is  This paper is unlike any other. 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Display advertisements, run regularly  per inch per month ��� ..$4 00  If run less than a month, per Inch per  insertion      2o  Classified Ads and Legal Notices, per  word for first insertion        1  Ivor   each   additional   insertion,   per        :  word    .c.      .*"���>_  Wholesale and Business Directory  Ads (classified) per line per month.    50  Notices of meetings of Fraternal' Societies and Trades Unions, per line  per  month        25  Address all letters���  THE TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION, Ltd,  John Houston, Manager. Nelson, B. C.  FAIRYMADE  HER  CHOICE  ���I-M-I-M-I-H-H"!^^  *  NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS  BY  CARRIER.  I"+  I +  I*  ���+���  ' On Satnrda-r next; __b_crl_ers 1 +  whose Tribunea'are delivered by I*  carrier��� will be expected toipay  the carrier "TWENTY CENTS, the  subscription price for the current  week.  .M-frM-i-M^M-M-^  The result of the election in Nelson  yesterday was disappointing to a majority of bona fide residents of the city  so far as the contest for the mayoralty  was concerned. It was a case in which  the independent electors were against a  stuffed voters' list, and their only satisfaction is that in the contest for the  election of chief magistrate their nominee was not more behind candidate  Fletcher than he was. That the voters'  list was stuffed was evidenced by; the  fact that no less than thirty-four names,  were added to the list as certified to by  mayor Fletcher as correct, and all as  names improperly omitted. The list (of  voters upon which the contest was  fought out was prepared by candidate  Fletcher and it was manifestly evident  from the start that the names of voters  who were   favorable   to   himself   were  ,   placed upon the list, whether their taxes  were paid or not, while the names (of  property owners who it was thought did  not  favor  candidate Fletcher's aspirations for a second term were left off the  list if they were one day behind in the  payment   of   their   taxes.     Candidate  Fletcher is mayor for a second term, but  it required all the advantage of preparing the list to place him in that- position.    So far as the aldermanic candidates go the result may be viewed in the  light of a pronouncement against mayor  Fletcher's policy of hostility to public  ownership and   management   of   public  utilities.    Out of a board of six aldermen four men have been returned who  were straightforward   in   their   opposition to the Fletcher programme of taking the West Kootenay Power & Light  Company into partnership with the city  in the management of the city's electric  lighting system.    That the head of the  ticket should have failed in his election  is a circumstance to be deplored, and  the only consolation offered is that the  majority of the members returned to the  council board is made up of men who  will not contemplate  anything   in   the  way of a surrender to Nelson's policy  ���with   respect   to   municipal   ownership  and control of the public utilities.  Circus at'Hangtown.  Hangtown sat in a body outside  Hooley's and discussed the coming  event with soul-absorbing interest.  Every available wall-space was aflame  with gorgeous placards announcing the  approach of the most momentous occurrence in the-'history of the town.  Browne's big show was billed to reach  there the twenty-eighth and give the  finest exhibition of wild animals, acrobatic feats, and reckless bare-back riding ever seen1 this side the Rocky mountains. There were promised for their  delectation, also, human snakes tying  ���themselves into fancy bow-knots; aerial  artists wandering leisurely and composedly through space; the only band of  wild zebras in captivity, caught fresh  from their native wilds; a raging Bengal tiger of the man-devouring variety;  a five-footed pig, and a fat lady.  By the morning of the twenty-seventh  the news which had been carried from  camp to camp by the weekly stage had  brought representatives from every mine  within fifty miles, so that when the vanguard of Browne's big show raised the  brow of the hill the place was humming  with anticipation. A few of the most  enthusiastic went to meet the procession of tent covered wagonsj to introduce themselves to the management as  representative citizens of the town and  offer their assistance. But their offers  were all positively declined. There was  no time for the bungling efforts of outsiders. Every man connected with the  show knew his business, and went  about it the minute the site for the big  tent was chosen. The horses had to be  taken out of the wagons and "zebraed  up" by the human snakes, the aerial  artists had to practice a new long-distance flying feat, and the week's washing had to go through the hands of the  fat lady before the performance could  be given. There were rumors current at  Hooley's that there was a young and  beautiful woman in the show, and certainly the placards, if any faith might  be put in them, displayed an intoxicating vision of beauty and grace, a slyph-  like form in sky-blue tights and floating golden hair, that made the hours  seem weeks until the curtain should  rise on the evening of the twenty-eighth.  .__When_-at_,last_the_fatefjul_mj)nient  Swallowed a Splinter.  YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia, January 1(5.���  Robert J. King of Brooklyn a few days ago  whilst eating porridge accidentally swallowed a wooden splinter about an Inch lone.  Tuesday night he wa.s seized with a coughing and vomiting spell, during which the  splinter was raised, followed by a hemorrhage which continued until he died in a  lew hours. It is thought his stomach was  penetrated. He was fifty years old.  Electric Plant Damaged.  MONTREAL, January 16. ��� The power  bouse of the Royal Electric Company, now  tho property of the Montreal Heat, Power  & Light Company, which supplies power  for the city lighting', was damaged to the  extent of $5000 this morning by lire.  came, and after the usual half-hour wait  the procession of living wonders filed  around the ring, the tent was crowded  with a breathless audience of red-shirt-  ed miners. "Boiled" shirts were an impossible luxury at Hangtown, for the  line of "gents' furnishing goods" carried  by Hooley consisted wholly of flannel  shirts, rubber boots, and overalls. It  was an enthusiastic audience, however,  as warm as their colors, for this was an  event of great importance in their local  history. Even the supers who came out  to spread the carpet for the contortionists were met by such vociferous applause they had to come back and do it  over and over again, for every man  there had weighed out his gold-dust to  the amount of two dollars and a half to  get in, and the longer the program  could be drawn out, the more he felt he  was getting for his money. That was  the golden age of the show business  when traveling shows made fortunes.  When each side-show was a dollar and  the pea-nut boy sold his wares for "four  bits" a package.  The excitement ran high till the per-,  formance was more than half over,, and  nothing had been seen of the beautiful  creature promised by the placards. The  eyes of the crowd had been dazzled by  feats of Hindoo jugglery, sword swallowing, glass-ball throwing, and the  "daring, difficult, and dangerous diver-  tisements" of the Marco brothers, who  gave an exhibition of wild bare-back  riding on a superannuated old nag that  jolted slowly around the ring while  they balaced perilously on both feet,  but still no sign of the vision of loveliness in the sky-blue tights.  Women in that region were as impossible a luxury as "biled shirts," for  Hangtown at that time was a camp of  migratory miners, who "bached" in  rough cabins or under a pine tree, according to the season of the year. Consequently the interest was pitched high  in anticipation of the feature billed on  the placards as Mile. Fleurette, the flying fairy direct from Paris.  Then, at last, amid a clash of brass,  a booming of the big drum, a flourish  of trumpets, the bright particular star  burst upon the Hangtown horizon. The  ringmaster came forward and announced  to the ladies(?) and gentlemen of his  intelligent and distinguished audience  that he had now the pleasure of intro  artist in the civilized world, who was  about to give them a marvelous equili-  brisitc performance on a frail and lofty  frame-work with a break-away finish.  At this Hangtown rose in a body and  gave three rousing cheers, while the living wonder modestly bowed her acknowledgement from under a faded blue  army cape.  The frail and lofty frame-work was  then brought-in, planted, and braced securely, the swings loosened from the  top of the tent, and with a quick spring  mademoiselle had grasped the bar,  drawn herself up, and sat smiling at  her audience from her perch in mid-air.  The assistant aerial artist, the second  greatest in the world, who followed her,  was accorded little notice. He was only  a man, and not so out of the ordinary;  but the little wisp of humanity swinging above their heads was a woman, and  it had been years since many of them  had seen such a thing. As the blue  tights, all a-glitter with spangles and  tinsel, swayed backward and forward on  the swing, the fleece of golden hair flying out like the tail of a comet, the  crowd went wild, and for the first time  during the evening drowned out the  "Pop-corn, pea-nuts, and chewing-gum  here!" of the vendors. But although the  work of Pierre shone in second magnitude, it was owing to his steady nerve  and iron jaw that Fleurette was,able to  fly like a bird from bar to.bar, disregarding the law of gravity, and perch in  mid-air to throw them kisses, while her  eyes burned holes through their red  shirts straight into their great rough  hearts.  - . .  Many an on-looker thought, as he  watched this incarnation of grace and  beauty, of how different his life might  be if such a divinity could exist in a  mining camp. Hooley, who had a raintight lean-to in connection with his  store, and had been cherishing a sneaking feeling all summer that he might  as well have a wife and a cozy fire-side  of his own, could stand the strain no  longer. As he waited for the intermission, which was to give the performers  a moment of relaxation, he formed his  plans, and was ready to start for the  greenroom tent the minute he saw the  star of the evening temporarily extinguished under the old army cape. Time  was precious, he reasoned, for the show  would be moving on early the next  morning, so he wasted no time on preliminaries.  "See here, honey," he said, laying his  great paw on her shoulder, as if he expected her to vanish into thin air if he  did not detain her, "there ain't much  society in these parts, but I think you'd  like us all if you knew us better, and if  you're willin' I'll join your show till we  strike a town with a parson to it, and  get spliced."  The eyes of- the flying fairy darkened  and widened as he proceeded, although  the language he spoke was not wholly  intelligible to her.  "And ye'd live just like a lady," he  continued: "I'd never allow my wife to  work. You might, do the cookin' and  washin' for me, and some of the boys,  -may-be,-and=a_few-4ittle-.odd=jobs_like,  that, but you'd never need to do reg'lar  work unless you wanted to." He ended  with a confidential whisper as to the  size of his pile of "dust," which had  been about as honestly come by as her  own peroxide locks.  A dawn of understanding began to  break over   her   puzzled   mind.    "But,  m'sieur, ees so vaire���so vaire " she  laughed; and Hooley's heart jumped  into his throat. But while she hesitated for the right word, the bell rang, and  the next instant there was a twinkling  of heels in his face, as, with a double  hand-spring, she was in position for her  next flight, leaving the big man wondering.  Upon her reappearance, the audience,  already grown hoarse from shouting,  began, after the good, old, miner fashion, to shower the ring with silver dollars. Thick and fast they rained about  her, sliding through the air like hailstones, but mercifully missing a vital  spot. Then, with a. courtesy and a pi-  routte, she stooped, and taking off her  slipper, proceeded to gather up the silver  shower.  Pierre, always on the alert for some  such happening, had overheard the interview in the greenroom, and the  green-eyed monster had marked him for  its own. For having only eyes in his  head to see with, he could penetrate no  deeper into her heart than the spangles  on her bodice.  Hooley's temerity fired the acrobat  with a desperate resolve that tonight  should see the finish one way or the  other. He determined to grasp the first  opportunity to speak, but to his surprise  found it was not so quick in coming.  The catch-line, which he had to hold in  his teeth to keep the swing moving, precluded all possibility of speaking during  that feat. He held his eyes in a long devouring look as she swung back and  forth working up the momentum of the  bar. "Now or never," he swore to himself, as he saw the red-shirted miner  take his place beside the ring-master  as if the whole show belonged to him.  "Mon ange!" he wispered, when in her  next flight she turned with outstretched  arms to him, and he longed to drop to  terra firma and catch her to his heart,  but remembered just in time that this  was the flying-jib act in which she  hung head downward and caught the  ower bar.   He grasped her firmly by the J  J^-f"'-  to  | WE WILL CONTINUE OU  to  ft  to  to  to  to  to  9\  9\  to  9\  Special Low Prices on all  Dress Goods, Silks, Underwear, Ready-to-Wear Suits,  Skirts, etc.  A few Silk Blouses at cut  prices.  CLEARANCE SALE *  DURING   THIS   WEEK to  9\  9\  9\  9}  to-  9\  9\  9\  to  9\  to  M  Some Special Bargains in  Remnants from every Department.  Carpets, Curtains, Portieres, Table Covers at cost.  Your choice of our lead"  ing Jackets, regular $12>  $15 and $20, at $5.  White and Grey Blankets  at reduced prices.  ^^^flC S���^" ^SL'flto 'SL'^-Z.-'������_-_-*__- * ���^..'���f'���f '������*'���*.-<����_'_*? ���������* - ��j"�� ��� *���* ��i^ ��._9�� i^fev^^ '^s*-^. ���jS'__-' *___ ��� ^ ��� ��s* ������ ^^ *-^ ��***_y^y  blue circles in the atmosphere; hut holding her ankles was not a satisfactory  substitute for pressing her little hand,  and he did not seem able to translate  his meaning thereby.  Meanwhile, Hooley, .his hope of happiness hanging literally by a thread,  stood with arms upreached to catch her,  almost hoping she might fall.  "Easy, easy, little 'un!" he called.  "If that blamed idot isn't careful you're  a goner!"   in proprietary tones.  The aerial artist rolled her eyes upward until they reached downward, and  saw the bearded Hooley directly underneath.  "But, m'sieur, ees so -" she began  again; but the bar swung back, there  was a shower of gold dust in his eyes  as her peroxide ringlets swept above  him, and the next minute she was soaring through the air to the arms of the  resolute Pierre.  "And say!" the'bearded face shouted  after her, "I've got a claim against  Murph's Dead Luck, too."  "Adorable angel," the second greatest  artist mutttered, for he held the rope  in his teeth; and although he saw the  man on the ground making headway, he  knew her safety depended upon that  line, and dared not unclench his teeth.  He had no need of formulating his question, however, for he had often asked  it, and she had as often put him off.  "But, no," returned the angel, mistaking his inarticulate mutter for a rebuke for losing time. "One, two, three,"  she counted as she prepared for the  grand finale, a high swing to the top of  the tent, from which she was to swing  in aerial somersaults over the head of  the faithful Pierre.  "But, yes," he swore, deeply; "now or  never."  Up, up, she climbed, like a sky-blue  spider, from swing to swing, and looked  a tiny atom when she reached the topmost one.  "Slicker'n lightnin'!" roared .Hooley,  when he saw her reach the top in safety.  "Bully fer you, little gal!" jumping up  and-down-with-admiration.=���r_----=--���f -  The sensation of- swinging fifty feet  above the ground was not exactly pleasant, even to the greatest aerial artist  in the civilized world, and after taking  one long,' deep breath she gave the signal to Pierre for the'descent.  "But, no," he mocked, giving the  swing a slight shake. "Not until this  thing is settled. Say 'yes,' and you can  come down."  "What's that, you sneaking dago?  screamed Hooley, making a lunge <*at  him.  "If you touch me, she's gone," returned Pierre, quietly. "A jar on the  ropes will tip the swing, you know."  The tableau of the next moment was  an eternity to the poor treed fairy.  "Hooray for Hooley!" the miners  shouted.   "Odds on Hooley!"  "Hooray for Pierre!" the ring-master  shouted, valiantly, but was not reinforced by the company.  "You've got to choose between me and  that greaser, honey," shouted Hooley,  making a megaphone of his hands.   -  "Quick!" shouted Pierre in calm, adhesive tones, giving the swing a gentle  tilt.  "Keep back there, you fool!" the audience shouted . to Hooley, as he made  another attempt to reach his rival.  The situation grew worse with every  instant's delay, for the swing was tipping recklessly fifty feet above the  ground, and the flying fairy was beginning to see stars and comets circling  through the air.  Hooley mopped his forehead with a  new bandanna, and waited; his hand  went instinctively to his hip-pocket, but  he looked at the rope and dropped helplessly, never suspecting the forcible argument in Pierre's hand. It was a mean  advantage, of course, but it was also  convincing.  "One " he counted, with a gentle  pressure on the rope, that made the  swing rock like a cradle; but mademoiselle, being a woman as well as a flying fairy, chose to take her own time  at any cost.  "Two " this time there was a succession of quick jerks that sent the  swing seasick, and the swinger commending her soul to the saints.  "Three!" This time there was a long,  steady vibratory thrill through the rope.  The swing, the tent, the audience, the  Then, with .no apparent coercion, a  terrified voice rang out from the heavens:    "Yes, yes, Pierre���oh, quick!"  "Pea-nuts, pop-corn, and chewing-  gum here, four bits a package!" shrilled  the vendors at the disgusted Hooley and  his companions rose to depart.  Trolley Goes Through a Bridge.  " INDIANAPOLIS, January 10.���The West  Washington street bridge, over "White river,  fell this afternoon, carrying down with it  a trolley car filled with passengers. The'  bridge is located a mile west of the center  of the city.  In Honor of McKinley.  ALBANY", New York, January IC���Governor Odell today Issued a proclamation  that January 29th, the birthday of the late  president McKinley, will be observed in this  state as a public holiday.  GO_MJp^_\.__sr"y  OFFICE: BAKER STREET WEST, NELSOfl, B.C.  TELEPHONE HO, 219,   P. 0. BOX 68S.  K^EP OUR GOODS TO LOOK AT  W�� SELL AND r^E-BUY  You will find our stock  complete with the most  up-to-date  FURNITURE  CARPETS  .HIGH=ART-HCTURES  LINOLEUMS  AT LOWEST PRIDES  Don't miss seeing our  fine line of Xmas goods.  Early buyers have first  choice.  MARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRICK AND LIM.E . . . . .  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_vc_?__i._-r"3r  OFFICE:    BAKER STREET WEST, fl-lSOfl, B. C.  TELEPHONE NO. 219.   P. 0. BOX 688.  TAX tfOTIOE,  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   tho  year  11102.   All   taxes  duo and collectable for the Nelson Assessment District are now due and payable at  my office, situate at the court house, Ward  street,   Nelson.    This, notice,   in   terms   of  law, is equivalent to a personal demand by  me upon all persons liable for taxes.  HARRY WRIGHT,  Assessor and Collector,  Nelson Postofllce.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  WHOLESALE DIRECTORY  ASSAYERS' SUPPLIES.  ~W?~F. TEETZEL & CO.-CORNER OF  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  ^ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.  KOOTENAY ELECTRIC SUPPLY &  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  in telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric llxtures and appliancos. Houston Block, Nelson.  FRSI- AND SALT MEATS.  P. BURNS & CO., BAKEK STREET.  Nelson, wholesale dealers ln fresh and  cured meats. Cold storage.  GROCRIES.   "K-OTKNA- supply company, lim-  Ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN Cl_OLD_TCH & 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.  ^  ducing to them the greatest living aerial I ankles as she reached him, describing j universe, joined in the wild confusion.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to  apply at tho next sitting of the board of  licensa commissioners for the City of Nelson, to bo held after tho expiration of  thirty days from the date hereof, for a  transfer of tho retail liquor license now  held by mo for tho "Grand Hotel," situate  on Vernon street in tho City of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 95, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of tho City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  LIQUORS 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.   ^bSSHIS^I.^   A. C. EWART, ARCHITECT���ROOM 3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  FURNITURE^  "dTj7"rOBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  ttew postofllce building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  NOTICES OF MEETINGS.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings first and third Thursdays of each month. Visiting Sir Knights  are cordially Invited to attend. Dr. W.  Rose, K. K.; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  NELSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M., meets second Wednesday ln  each month. Sojourning brethren  invited.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. oT E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday of  each month at Fraternity Hall. George  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NELSON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  123, G. R. C���Moots third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. George Johnstone, Z.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS.  ^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, hammersmen $3.25, muckers, carmen, shovelers, and other underground laborers $3.  BARBERS' UNION, NO. 19b*, OF THE  International Journeymen Barbers' Union  of America, meets first and third Mondays  of each month in Miners' Union Hall at  8:30 sharp. Visiting members invited. R.  McMahon, president; J. H. Matheson, secretary-treasurer; J. C. Gardiner, recording  secretary.  LAUNDRY WORKERS' UNION ���  Meets at Miners' Union Hall on fourth  Monday In every month at 7:30 o'clock p.  m. B. Pape, president; A. W. McFee, secretary.  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 AVA1TERS' UNION, NO.  Ill, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays in each month at  8:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forresteil, secretary; H. M. Fortler, financial secretary.  PLASTERERS' UNION MEETS EVERY  Monday evening In the Elliot Block, at 8  o'clock. J. D. Moyer, president; William  Vice, secretary.   P. O. Box 16L.  M THB NELSG-T TRrBTJ-TE, FRIDAY  MORNING   JANUARY  17, 1902  BANK* OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL. aU paid up _��� $12,000,000.00  REST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       876531.61  Lord Strathoona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  H. S. Cloraton ....��� Qeneral Manage'  NELSON BRANCH  Cornet Baker and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE:  TORONTO.  Paid-up Capital,      -     ���     -     |&������-��J5  Reserve Fund.       ....  $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  IMPERIAL BANK  OIEP    0___.__T-__.U_A. '  Capital (paid up)  Rest  $2,600,000  $1,860,000  Branohos ln London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the principal cities ln Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exohange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits  available in any part of tho world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Etc  Saving's Bank Branch  CURRENT BATE OK INTEREST PAID.  BOERS  AND  THEIR  BIBLE  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  New York  Offlce, 16   Exchange   Plaoe.  and 68 Branches in Canada and  United States.  the  Used for Dispatch Purposes.  Before the outbreak of the present  *.vai not one of the men who have figured hugely and successfully as leaders  of troops on the Boer side knew anything about war as between white man  and white man. Louis Botha, Christian  Dewet, Lelarey, Oliver, Smuts, Prinslo���  in fact, all the men who have carried-  the Transvaal flag successfully���are the  product of the hour.  One French soldier of fortune won a  great place in Boer esteom before he  was called upon to lay down his life  under the flag he had adopted. He was  the only outsoldier who cut a niche for  himself; no Italian, Russian, no Spaniard won for himself a front place during the two years of unceasing struggle.  All the men who have risen to the front  rank have been simple veldtsmen who  ��� knew no more of warfare two years  ago than, the ordinary Hampshire farmer knows today, yet a close study of  tneir   methods   proves   that   they   drew  .   their* ai rirations from the same source.  Each leader fights to a very great ex-  ��� tent for his own band, acting indepen-  _e:*!!y of his colleague-. Still, the moat  sh-llow student of. war history nr.rat  have noticed a sameness in then-  methods. They attack, retreat, fall  away, scatter and unite again all on the  same principle.  All that the Bible teaches concerning  ���-   the fighting methods of the Philistines,  the Assyrians, the Amalekites, and the  ��� Hebrews, he knows, and knows a great  deal, better than the professional soldier knows his business. He has argued  about it with graybeards when he was  but a boy round the camp fires when  trekking, he has debased it in the family circle at home on the farm, he has  thought it out for himself while tending  cattle in the gullies between the kopjes.  All his cunning methods he has  gleaned from a careful perusal of ancient scriptural history. There is not  much in the way of straightforward  fighting chronicled by those old-time  writers; strategy cof-iies before valor  nine times out of ten. and that kind of  thing appeals to the Boer, because he is  built jilst that way himself.  He is a great admirer of king David,  Just as our (schoolboys have a boundless  admiration for the Homeric heroes and  for personal hand-to-hand combats, so  the young Boer admires and tries to  copy the slim fighting men who belong  to ancient Jewish history. To the Boer,  Goliath of Gath was simply a fool, a big  fellow who had no more mother wit  than an ox; for king Saul they have no  very great admiration. He wanted  David, the shepherd boy, to put on a  warrior's armor and go forth and give  the giant his own kind of fight.  But David knew too much for that  kind of foolishness. A simple sling and  a few pebbles from a brook were what  he wanted to put the grim champion  utterly at the mercy of the youngster of  the plains; and, having got what he  wanted, he won. That appeals to_the  Boer nature. David was "slim"���he-  won honor and renown, and did what  he had to do in perfect style, without  running the faintest risk himself.  When a Boer lad on commando takes  his rifle and skulks into a donga to  wait for a British scout to canter within 600 or 700 yards of his hiding place,  he thinks he is a hero when he sights  his rifle and touches u;e trigger which  will send a bit of lead between the eyes  of the stalwart Briton out. there on the  open veldt. He does not think there is  anything poor spirited about this action;  in his own eyes he is a modern David,  and is firmly convinced that the blessing of God is upon him and his work.  If a Boer leader were to try and win  fame by rushing to close quarters with  British soldiers, it he were to perform  prodigies of valor, ho would win no admiration from his countrymen; they  would consider him unfit to lead them  in battle, and send him back to the  ranks in quick order.  They believe Samson killed a full-  grown lion with his bare hands, but  they do not think much of him fop doing it. If the Hebrew champion had  gone home and secured a bow and a  sheaf of arrows, and had returned and  shot the lion from some point of vantage he would have ranked much higher  in their estimation.  The predicants who preach to the  commandoes seldom take a New Testament text or preach the doctrine of love  and mercy. They prefer something  warlike, and in the Old Testament such  texts abound. .  A favorite method of ccmmunicating  orders from one commando to the other  is the use of the Scripture texts. For  instance, Cronje, when he was in deadly  trouble, knowing that Roberts had him  hemmed in at Paadeberg, .'s reported to  have sent this message to Kruger by  one of his burghers: "Read Job, sixteenth chapter, from eleventh to fourteenth verse."  A glance at the Bok of Jobs will show  the full meaning of the message: ���  (Verse xi) "God hath delivered me to  the ungodly, and turned me over into  the hands of the wicked." (Verse xii)  "I was at ease, but he has broken me  assunder; he hath also taken me by the  neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set  me up for his mark." (Verse xiii) "His  archers compass me round about; he  cleaveth my reins assunder, and he doth  jiot spare; he poureth out my gall upon  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits. Present rate  throe per cent.  GRANGE  V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch.  the ground." (Verse xiv) "He break-  eth me with breach upon breach; he  runneth upon me like a giant."  Cronje, the illiterate, uneducated farmer, could not have expressed his position in words like those if the fate of  empires had depended upon his pen,  yet he had the description ready, not  only on the printed page but in his  memory, and Kruger knew that his  henchman was doomed.  It is also reported that when the first  lot of British prisoners fell into the  hands of the Boers Kruger sent to Steyn  asking what course he considered best  to pursue in regard to them, and Steyn  sent back this simple answer: Second  of Kings, sixth chapter, twenty-second  verse," which reads: Thou shalt not  smite them; wouldst thoii smite those  whom thou hast taken captive with thy  sword and with thy bow? Set bread and  water before them, that they may eat  and drink, and go to their master."  Just one more illustration. A Boer  prisoner told me that the day before  Christian Dewet fooled lord Methuen  by drawing him out of a well-fortified  place on the railway line in the Free  State, a messenger from Delarey arrived  in Dewet's camp with instructions  which simply read: "Joshua, chapter  eight, first verse to twenty-second."  That eighth chapter of the Book of  Joshua is worth a perusal, for it outlines Boer tactics to a nicely, telling  as it does of ambushes and surprises.  HEAD OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTABIO.  Branches In Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec  H. S. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKIE General Manager.  E. HAY Inspector.  NELSON   BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts hold, available in all part ot Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  J. M. LAY, Manager.  wealth of British Columbia. They are  fully informed as to them and they  point to the fact that notwithstanding  the unwise and. adverse legislation re-  fered to, and the troubles following, the  increase in the output of the mines has  been most encouraging and marked for  the years 1899, 1900 and 1901. May I  not appeal with success to The Tribune  and its owner, the member for the Nelson riding to advocate in its columns  and on the floor of the legislature these  two important matters which I believe  are so vital to the mining interest of  British Columbia.   J. B. M'ARTHUR.  ��    ..0.^.0^00.f0'0,.i -0,, ^^.^.^.^.^-..w     .ww^.S.^  m  to  to  to  9)  to  to  to  9\  to  to  ^*************************************************tt  ft                                                              189Q-_18TABLIBH-1D IN NHLSON-1902 *  ft                                                                    "  ��fc  ft &  3 Before stock taking this month a $  I                      REDUCTION  OF  lO   PERCENT f  ft                                                               -..:u  U-   -:        -i-ii... iH  to  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  s  %  will be given on every dollar.  But come early and you shall have our prompt attention. Engraving free of Hi  charge this month. As I employ the best watchmakers and jewelers, all our work &  is guaranteed.   Both mail and express orders shall have our prompt attention.  Jacob Dover,   "The Jeweler."  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  M  ***.*********************************.***.************************.-***^  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  >m  ���JAf- ��� ��������� ��� ��� ���- :  i/i  ^^i^-<��?'*��?,'4^�����*-<_-**<-^'<-^�� ���fii^-_f' _^'-5*'''S^'K&'���l'��' >'V>_S _SS>*_3^*_^���_!& _3Bi'_^*_2_'��_g>��_g����_g>��_g����__����**g^�� ^-f _ft'  McArthur's Views.  To the Editor of The Tribune: I  saw in a recent issue of the Phoenix Pioneer you published a short personal  note of mine in which I made reference to the fact that in the east confidence was slowly - being re-established  in British Columbia mines. Its publication and your comments thereon  giver me the opportunity of writing you  more fully on the subject, and enable  me to present some considerations  which if acted upon may help along  more rapidly that returning confidence.  In discussing the matter .with Canadian and American capitalists, in the  east, the chief difficulty I had to contend with, has been the frequent radical  changes in the laws passed by the legislature relative to the assessment and  taxation of the mines and their products, and to the internal management  of the working of the mines, and hours  of labor. To every explanation and defense one makes to them they come  back at you by saying "we do not know  how long the laws as they stand today  will remain unchanged, if we put our  money in your mines your legislature  meets every year and the law of this  year may be changed next."  They point to the fact that the Sem-  lin-Cotton legislature passed the eight-  hour" law without notice to the mine-  owners in the dying days of the session  and without any public discussion of  the question either in the newspapers  or on the platform in the election proceeding the session, it was as they say  "a bolt out of the blue" to the mine-  owners and miners. They also refer to  the Dunsmuir government's action at  _fts^flrat_^^l-ii_iB^reSi1_^tHe���tax on"  the output of the mines from one to  two per cent, and they reply again to  your explanation, that if the legislature  can double the tax. what is to prevent  it from increasing the tax to three, four  or even five per cent at another session. The answers which I have made  to them are along these lines, it is true  what you say in regard to the eight-  hour law, but we have had such a severe and costly lesson from it that no  legislature will repeat a. similar experiment. The increased taxation has  caused so much discussion and the united opposition of the mine-owners, that  there is no possible chance of an increase being made. It is these two matters of legislation which have caused  the investing public to lose confidence  in the fairness and stability of starting  an agitation for the repeal of the eight-  hour law; it is the law of the land and  must remain so; besides, conditions  have adjusted themselves to it already.  But I do think if our legislature would  at its ensuing session restore the taxation to a ono per cent, basis, and pass  a resolution that for ten years at least  no material changes will be made in  the "Mineral Act" in the assessment  and taxation of mines, and in the law  relating to line (Jntoriial working .of  mines, these facts would very materially assist in restoring confidence in  the stability of our laws and would, I  know, induce the" investment of large  amounts of money in the development  of our mines and the opening up of  prospects. I "understand, it may be replied, that this legislature cannot bind  any subsequent legislature by any such  resolution, that is so; but I haven't any  doubt any subsequent legislature will  feel morally bound to observe it, and  especially so if it finds, as no doubt it  will, that hundreds of thousands, probably millions of dollars, will be invested  in our mines as the result of such action.  It seems to me that this course ought to  commend itself to the business sense  of the legislature. I am sure that every  member of the legislature is deeply interested in the rapid development of  the mineral rsources of the province,  and will do his share toward the passage of any law or resolution that will  conduce to the inflow of capital for  these purposes. I may say in closing  there is no doubt in the minds of these  people with whom I have discussed  these   matters   of   the   great   mineral  Acetyline Gas for Signals.  Promises of a revolution in military  signalling are held out as a result of  recent experiments under war office  authority. Lieutenant Arbuthnot of the  Scots Guards, hinted at the new departure in a recent speech to Volunteer signallers of the Home District, but as to  details secrecy is still observed. The  apparatus which finds most favor at  present, however, is a lamp for burning  acetylene gas, invented by lieutenant  Reid of the 1st London Volunteer Engineers. Illumination equal in power to  the concentrated light of 175 candles' is  derived .from acetylene gas, enough of  which to last for three hours of continuous signalling can be carried in a  cylinder containing no more than a  gallon of water. Where constant water  supply is at hand the light can be. kept  going if necessary.from sunset to daybreak.  ��� The chief peculiarity of this generator  is the novel.; method by which calcic  carbide and water "commix and commingle" to throw off the maximum  quantity of inflammable gas without  any offensive odors or risk of explosion.  So far a considerable percentage of  light is wasted, even with a power equal  to more than a hundred and fifteen candles, but that gives an effective range  cf thirty nviles. The inventor has no  doubt that with a large shutter, giving  full scope tr. all the power generated  this portable apparatus may flash its  rays to a distance of fifty miles or more,  so that signals sent from Hampstead  Heath shall be read on Brighton Downs  by the aid of a telescope. Each flash  may be seen no more than a mere  scatch on the glass, a thin thread of  light, but it will be clear to the expert  reader through fifty, miles of darkness.  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.  "SEWING "iJ_A^-��lNES~OP ALL'laN_>3  for sale or rent at the Old Curiosity Shop.  TO LET.���FOUR" ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, Include  ing 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.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE.  SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR  rent. Sold on installments. Old machines  taken in 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.  Sheriffs Killed hy Highwaymen  GUTHRIE, Louisiana, January 15.���Sheriff Smith and his deputy.'Beck, were killed  by highwaymen early this morning in the  vicinity ot' Anardarko, the home of the  officers. A posse of 100 men immediately  started on the trail of the murderers, but  no arrests have been reported. The posse  expects a hard fight before the men are  taken, as it is known that the notorious  highwavmen, Bob McCune, Ben Cravens  and Bob Sims are at the head of the gang  in that region. Sheriff Smith and deputy  Beck met death while storming an Indian  hut. Highwaymen on Sunday night had  Held up and robbed persons going home  from church and Smith and Beck, accompanied by Briggs, located the robbers early  yesterday morning in the hut.  Cyclists Collide.  PHILADELPHIA, January 15.���Within 32  jnuvutes. of_the_/lnish of the third day in  fhe six dav bicycle race tonight there was  a nasty spill in which four riders were  mixed up. Hatfield had his collar bone  broken. Freeman had his right shoulder  badly sprained and Fisher and Gouglotz  were badly shaken up. The score at the  close of tonight's racing was as follows:  Monroe and McEachran, Freeman and May,  Gouglotz and Wilson, Leander and Rutz  each 513.1; Chevalller and Fisher 512.11; Hat-  Held and King 512.10; Mueller and Barclay  512.3.  Victims of Old Age and Coal Gas.  ROCHESTER, New York, January 15.���  James Bruce, aged 75, wa.s found dead lying on the floor and his wife, also aged 75,  wns found in a dying condition by the  stove in a house here today. Bruce died of  senility induced by a weak heart, while  Mrs. Bruce .suffered from suffocation from  coal gas.  Only a Slight Unpleasantness.  "What was the trouble at the church this  morning?" Inquired one Dakota citizen of  the other. "I understand there was a row."  "Oh, it didn't amount lo anything. Some  of the members in the back pews threatened to shoot the minister unless he spoke  louder. That was all."  Expedition to Siberia.  IRKUTSK, Russia, January 15. ��� The  Dwindt expedition, bound on an overland  trip from Paris to New York, which left  the French capital December 19th, leaves  here today for Yakutsk, East Siberia and  Behrins straits.  Parr Still Carries the Belt.  BUFFALO, January 15���Jim Parr, the  champion, defeated Ed Atherton, the Port-  ageville wrestler at the Olympic tonight.  The Englishman won two straight falls,  the first in 25 minutes and the second in 12  minutes.  A STBATGHTFOEWAED PLATPOBM.  Wo believe in giving every person one  dollar's worth for every one hundred cents.  We believe the price should be marked on  each article in plain figures.  We believe in charging for each articlo  the 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.  We 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 we will use our best endeavors  to deserve your confidence.  In our repairing department we 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.  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 ln the Legislative Assemly of our  Province of  British   Columbia,  at  Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas we are 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 Ye, that for divers causes  and considerations, and taking Into consideration the ease and convenience of our  loving subjects. We have thought fit, by  and with the advice of Our Executive  Council, to hereby convoke, and by these  presents snjoln you, and each of you, that  on Thursday the twentieth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and two,  you meet Us in Our said Legislature or  Parliament-of-Our���said_Province,_at_Our=  City of Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH OF  BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude  upon those things which in Our Legislature of the Province of British Columbia,  by the Common Council of Our said Province may, by the favor of God, be ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent and  the Great Seal of Our said Province to be  hereunto affixed:  Witness, the Honourable Sir Henri Gustavo Joly de 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  the year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and in the first year of  Our Reign.  By Command.  ��� J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  PROVINCIAL    SECRETARY'S    OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-governor in  Council has been pleased to make tho following appointments:  Sth January, 1902.  William Edwin Newcombe, of Trout  Lake, Esquire, M.D., CM., to be resident  physician at the said place.  John M.  Holland,  of  the City of Grand  Forks,  Esquire,  to be a  notary public In  and for the province of British Columbia.  9th January, 1902.  Frederick Fraser, of the City of Rovelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Agent,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under the "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoke Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for the Revelstoke,  Illeclllewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lake  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of the Peace for the County of  Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of the West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in  Council has been pleased to make the following appointment:  Frank W. Hardy of Ymlr, Esquire, to  perform the duties of a deputy mining recorder, at Ymir, for tho Nelson mining division, during tho absence upon leave of  Mr. A. B. Duckworth, J.P.  J  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction in price of coke: Per Ton.  Coke at gas works  $6.50  Coke delivered   7.50  Cash must accompany all orders, or $1  extra will be charged.  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  NOTICE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of the revised statutes of  Canada and amending acts, and in the  matter of tho Athabasca Gold Mine, Limited.  Notice is hereby given that the honorable  the chief justice has. fixed Friday the 17th  day of January, 1902, at the hour of 11  o'clock in the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and place for tho appointment of  an official liquidator of tho above named  company. J.   J.   CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  OEB-TIPIOATE   OF IMPBOVEMENTS  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, situate ln the Nelson mining division of  West ICootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Take notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, free miners' certificate  No. 50,825, as. agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certificate No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certificate No. 50,72?, and  self. Intend sixty days from the.data hereof to. apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant. of the  abovo claim. And further take notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of  improvements.  CHARLES "W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902.  NOTICE  P. Btirns & Co.  Hbad Office at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,   Rossland,  Trail"  Kaslo; Ymlr,  Sandon,  Silverton, Ne**��  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade Cit>y, Mid  way, and Vancouver.  West Kootenay Butcher Co.  ALL KINDS OF  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  FISH AND POU|-TRy IN SEASON '  E. G. TRAVES, Manager  K. W. C BLOCK  WARD STEEET  TREMONT HOUSE  321 TO 331 BAKER STREET. NELSON  AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 CENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated oy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWINfi COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  If you want to keep cool during  the heat of the coming  ������EUEGTION���  VOTE  FOR THE  BIG  Schooner  BEER OR HALF-AND-HALF  lOe  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Club Hotel  Corner Silica  and   Stanley  Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  ������ANI_*-POR4FER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOGAN JUNCTION HOTEL  J. H. Md-ANTJS, Manager.  Bar stocked with best brands of wines,  llquora, *��_ dears. Beer on drau* ht. Large  comfortable reoma. First claaa table boar*.  NOTIOE.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKER   STRBBJT.    "NELSON.  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air,  Larre comfortable bedrooms aad flrst-  claaa dining room. Sample rooma for commercial mem.  RATES $2 PER DAY  N|rs. E. G. ClarKe, Prop.  Late of the Royal Hotel, Calgary  -VJadden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson.  Notico Is hereby given that a court of revision and appeal for tho Nelson assessment district will bo held ln tho court  house, Nelson, on Saturday, January tho  11th, 1902, at 10 o'clock a. m.  '  ' JOHN A.  TURNER,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson, B. C, 23rd December, 1301.  DBUG STORE EABLY CLOSING  OH" AND APTEE JANUARY 1st.  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 publio 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.  OF     COURSE    YOU    WANT    THK     IlEST-  TIIKN   OO   TO  ARTHUR    GEE  in Tremont Ulock.   Ho will suit you.  Large stock of imported t-enson't* goods.  %  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  ft  m  3>  ���**���***********************'  NEWLING & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  ^W'-toTS- ucxt d����r %_��aaHaU  The only hotel in Nelson that haa remained under one management since 1890.  The bed-rooms are well furnished and  lighted by electricity.  Tbe bar la always atocaea Oy the best  domestic and Imported llquora aad clgara.  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day  house ln town. House and furniture new  and first class ln every respect Lighted  by gas. Room and board |5 to ?6 per  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHUN, Proprietor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarko Hotel.  The Be_t $1 per Day House ln Nelson.  None but white help omployod.   The bar the  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO,  BBEWEBS AND BOTTLKBS OF  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to the trade,  BKKWBRY  AT  NELSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB   MANHATTAN.  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH   MANHATTAN.  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINK STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  LIQUOR8  AND  CIGARS. THE NELSON TRIBUNE:  FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 17, 1902  I Si;  I  th  i  m  m  m  -_-.  It'*  Hi .  -S   I  H  it  fcSf** ��* �����** *** *** **���*���*'  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  W  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ft  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  w  Hi  Hi  Hi  w  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE ARE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Cases  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.  ^*** *** ���*** ************ *** ***************************  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  "GOOD CHEER" STOVES AND RANGES  We are in the market again this season with this line of  Stoves. After handling* them for a number of years we are  convincEd that they are the only Stoves that give  ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION.  Call and see our large and complete line.  LAWRENCE   HARDWARE   CO.  Imoorters and Dealers In Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LEAVE  5 n. in.  Daily.  CUOWS NEST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, Jlarysvillu, Fort  Steele, Klko. Pernio, Michel,  Klairmorc, Frank, Macleod,  Lothbridge, Winnipeg, nnd  ull Kastcrn [mints.  LEAVE  6:10 p. in  Daily  6:10 p. ni  Daily  8 a. ni.  8 a. iu.  COLUMBIA & KOOTKNAY  RAILWAY  Kobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Rcvelstoko, and all point)- east  and west on C.P.It. main lino.  itobson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, 1'ho.nix, Greenwood  and Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Itobson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  ARRIVE  1  p. 111.  Daily.  ARRIVE  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:3d a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Denver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily except Sunday)  ARRIVE  3:10 p. in.  LEAVE  i p. m.  4 p. in.  KOOTENAY  LAKK  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings,  (Daily except Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Uraneh.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and   Saturdays.)  ARRIVE  11 a. m.  11 a.m  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 527.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  ���LIMIT-SID.  CHARLES HILLYER, President HARRY HOUSTON, Secretory.  Save Juat teceived 3,000,0   feet of It  of timber of any dimensions or lengths,  doors, and mouldings ln Kootenay.  c-r from Idaho, and we are prepared to cut the largest bill  JEstimates given at any time.   The largest stock of sash  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICK AND YARDS:   CORNER HALL AND FRONT STRKKT8.  WE MUST REALIZE  On our  large   stock   and  to  do  we  intend   making   this -month  BARPAIN MONTH  From January 6th to January 31st we will allow  20 PER CENT DISCOIJNT  on all cash purchases  .  Leather Couches, $6000, cash price.. .$48.00  Leather Chairs, $50.00, cash price. ... 40.00  Sideboard, $60.00, cash price..  48.00  $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  LEAVE  Depot  9:10 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.in.  DaUy.  NELSON  &  FORT  SHEP-  PARD RAILWAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erie, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colville  and Spokano.  Making through connections  at Spokane to the south,  oast and west.  ARKIVE  Depot.  0:15 p.m.  Mount'in  5:59 p.m.  DaUy  LEAVE  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. m.  DaUy  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and aU Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Kaslo  9:?0 p. m.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  DaUy  citizen not only claimed tlie lot, but tore  down the insicU of the Chinaman's habitation and threw them out of doors, a.t tho  fiame time ordering Uie .-Hipposed squatters  to vacate the lot, as it belonged to him,  nnd giving them a day or two to get out.  lt now appeari- that the lot does not belong to the party claiming it, the supposed  owner having mistaken the geographical  position of his lot, which is the adjoinini  one. The injured Chinxmen are demandtnX  compensation for ihe damage to their property, and in the event of it being refused  within a stipulated time, the matter will be  i>ut into court.  The Great Northern train was two hours  late last eveniri".  dismissed the case because it had not  beeu shown that Curtis was a British  subject, and the second marriage had  not been proven. Tlie judge's real opinion, however, came out when, addressing the jury, he said that there was no  evidence that the prisoner desired to  evade the Canadian law, by going to  Ohio to get his divorce. He went there  to get rid of the injustice which limits  divorce decrees to parliament, where  nine-tenths of the citizens cannot afford  to go, in order to be rid of unhappy  marriages.  Tillett Hit Both Sides  Fully 1000 people, most of them men,  crowded into St. George's hall, to hear.  Ben  Tillett,   the  London  dock  worker,  speak on "Labor and the Evolution of  Capital."  "The labor movement," said Mr. Tillett, "aims to abolish poverty, ' but it  aims to do more than that���it aims to  secure to the worker the full product of  his toil.  "We ask for no quarter from capitalism, no false sentimentality from the  soft hearted, no pity from the powerful;  we only ask for a fair field and favors  to none.  "If Carnegie had given more wages���  food, clothing and holidays���to his employees his memory would be more  cherished than it will be, no matter how  many books he may now seek to give  away.  "Workingmen themselves are to blame  for the evils they endure under this  competitive form of society, for they are  willing to endure without striving to  better their conditions. ltr  "Education is the great desideratum  of labor, for if power was placed in the  hands of working people tomorrow they  would not know how to use it.  "The trade union movement has done  muchto put workers into a position to  help themselves. Now that they are in  that .position they must use their economic and political power to gain complete control of society. The fight will  be one to a finish."  ^*'*ttmmtt&*&&m&tt&m&&&&$  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  H. BYE  va**s>-s��'-'s-a,-_,--'--'-��s,,--,l  & CO.  ESTABLISHED 1892  ������&-  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers :  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  ^Tinware  ��������-  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  HEATING STOVES      8  COOKING STOVES  AND RANGES  to  to  to  to  to  to  -* NELSON, R. C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  SANDON, B. C.  to  to  to  to  ^���g'g'g ^���g-_'g----g'i-'-'g'!f'g-g'tf-frfr-*i'g-g:tf^'i_^^^'i- <���������-*�����-_:  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  looal and ooaub.  Flooring  looal and ooaab.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds  a WBAT TOU WANT IB MOT IN STOCK  Wt WILL MAKB IT FOB TOU  CALL AND OBT PRICES  J. A. Sayward  HALL AND LAKE 8TBEKT-. NBC-OIT  OFFICE AND POCKET  DIARIES  FOR  1902  Canada Drug & Book Co.  LIMITB3B  KOOTENAY....  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Roasters  ��<udmln Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are offering at lowost prices tbe best  grades o Ceylon, India, Chiua and Japan  Teas.  Our Best-, Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound 9   id  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, i pounds  1 00  Special _'_nd Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blond Ceylon Tea, per pound 30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  There were no mining records at tlie government ctfloe yesterday and no business at  ihe iiolice cgurt.  The services during th.e second week ot  prayer, inaugurated by the city ministers,  are continuing to be well attended and will  bo concluded this evening by an address  by Rev. J. 15. Morgan in the Salvat'on  Army, barracks.  Rev. R. B. Blyth, B. A., of Victoria, better, known as corporal Blyth, will arrive.in  the city today from Phoenix, where he has  been opening the new Congregational  church in that town. He will preach in .the  Congregational church on Sunday next,  morning and evening. On the following  evening he will deliver a lecture on the  "Boer war.'* The lecture will be _n entirely  different one from the one delivered on the  occasion of his previous visit.  The regular meeting of the S. O. B. was  held on "VV-idneaday evening in Fraternity  hall, wh-n the visiting brethren, past prss-  idents Rev. H. Graham ard 33. Boucher  t tre received. It is the intention of the  .vocietv'to hold a banquet on the evening of  the 29th initant. The British Columbia supervisor, Clinton, will be present and will  initiate the newly elected officers of the society, after which the members of the S.  O, J3. "iylll adjourn to the "Waverley hotel  where the annual'banquet will be spread  and iv reception tendered to the district  supervisor.  Tho Rev. Robert Frew, late paster of the  Presbyterian eli ireh is now rusticating in  Egypt. The matter of his resignation will  come up before a meeting of the Presl-y-  tery, whicli will be held in this citv next  week after which the pulpit will be declared vacant. A meeting of the congregation will then be called at a. subsequent  "Uafe7^when"the"'matter"of"icalliiigi=anotheri  pastor will con,e up fcr'consideration. One  pf the names to come before the congregation will be that of the present acting pastor, Rev. Dr. Wright, who has officiated  for the oast twelve months and who is very  popular with a majority of the congregation.   DEATH OF JUSTICE M'GOLL  Hill Beaching Out.  ST. PAUL, January 16.���James J. Hill  is said to be reaching for the fleet of  government transports plying between  the Orient and San Francisco, Such an  acquisition would give the Hill interest  a virtual monopoly of the shipping of  the Pacific coast. His interest already  owns or controls the Great Northern  Steamship Company, Northern Pacific  Steamship Company, Pacific Coast Company, which is successor to the Pacific,  Coast Steamship Company, and a number, of other lines. Could the same interest acquire the government transport  service and operate the same, it would  still further strengthen the position of  the company. The plan is said to Involve the reorganization of the Pacific  Coast Company, placing it under the  management of Oscar Long, now a brigadier general,of the army, in charge of  the transport service in the Pacific  ocean. James J. Hill declines to discuss  the subject.  Has Located the Soul  DETROIT, January 16.���.Professor "Lombard of Ann Arbor, instructor of physiology in the University of Michigan, believes  that has located the dwelling place of the  soul in the spinal column. He has arrived  at this conclusion after many months of  experiment with frogs. Results of the last  few days' experiments seem to demonstrate  that death through the medium of the  brain does not terminate the control of the  muscles. Thursday the professor produced  before his class a live frog, from which he  removed the brain. It was then suspended  by its under jaw. An hour later a drop of  acetic acid was touched to its foot. Instantly the frog bego.n to twitch and jerk  to get away from the stings of the acid.  Twenty-four hours later a tiny bit of filter  paper, saturated with acid was place!  against the body. The frog kicked with  both legs and dislodged the paper. Placed  upon its back the paper was shaken off.  Every time It was placed on any part of the  body the logs sent it flying. Professor Lombard calls this activity "reason movements,*' and will continue the experiments  for the purpose of ascertaining how far  the reasoning instinct may go.  ^^^^���^^^^^^^���^���^^'^SP^^'^^^^^^'^^^^^^^^j^  %  If not    Why not ?  to  to  to  Are you one of the fortunate ones that have attended our Great   (f\  to  to  (^ Bargain'Sale of Shoes ? If not, why not ? The greatest snaps in  ft Boots and Shoes, Felt Goods, Gum Boots, Arctics, etc., that has ever  $   been known in Nelson.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  A CALL WILL CONVINCE YOU.        NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  floyal Shoe Store  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop. THOS. LILLIE, Manager  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  "H. Robertson and J. Laing Stocks (skip)���  Ii; against F. M. Black, E. W. Matthews,  P.  E.   Wilson and judge Forin  (skip)���:!.  The other game was played off between  rinks skipped by G. C. Hodge and Alex  Carrie, and stood 1\ to 9 in favor of the  former, the rinks being constituted as follows: G. H. Brown, M. Bird, R. H. Williams and^G. C. Hodge (skip); and J.  O Shea. J. A Dewnr, J.- Thompson and  Alex Carrie (ski:0.  During the day n. scratch game was also  Plnvcd between rinks composed of C. J.  Wilson, P. E. Wilson, W: H.- AVallace and  skipped by Alex Carrie, and a rink consisting of A. R. Sherwood, J. F. Weir and  judge Forin, skipped I. y F. A. Tamblyn  At the close of the game the score stood  14 to 11 in favor of the former.  Two games aro scheduled for today in  the Bunyan contest between Maelcod-Tur-  r.er and Fox-Lamont.  0ITT AND DISTRICT.  The meeting called for the reception of  the report of the committee appointed t>  go into the matter of forming a Y. M. C.  A. for the city of Nelson did not materialize. The committee appeared at their place  of meeting with the report, but a.s there  was no one to receive it the meeting wus  indefinitely adjourned.  ���fi. W. C. BLOCK  KELSON  A complicated case between a Chinaman  and a v-hite man of this city is now being  unraveled, which may ultimately lead to a  lawsuit. It appears that some time ago a  Chinaman purchased a house and lot in the  outskirts of the city, for which he paid  ihe sum of $f>00 cash. Recently, however,  he learned that tho lot on which the  house was standing belonged to another  party. The consequence wan that he was  glad to receive $50 for the bargain, which  had cost the sum referred to above, lie  next proceeded to erect an addition to the  house of a brother Mongolian on an adjoining lot. No sooner had they completed their  household arrangements than a. pale faced  Supreme Court Judge of B. C.  VICTORIA, January 16.���Chief justice  McColl of the supreme court of British  Columbia, died here tonight at half past  11 o'clock.  Britain's Athletic Carnival  LONDON, January 16.���The papers  here announce that the coronation of  king Edward will be marked by an international athletic tournament in London,-in which the world's champions in  boxing, wrestling, fencing and other  branches of sport will compete. Jeffries,  Fitzsimmons, Corbett, Sharkey and McCoy are said to be likely to appear, in  addition to amateur boxers from Yale  and Harvard, who will meet representatives of Oxford and Cambridge.  One of the largest halls in London has  already been procured. The winner of  the heavyweight boxing contest is to re  ceive, in addition to the stakes, a "coronation belt," valued at ��100, which will  be the gift of the National Sporting  Club.  A tug-of-war between soldiers representing the British and American armies  is said to have been arranged, while the  strong men of those countries and  France, Germany, and Russia will also  appear. The savate will be pitted  against the fist. Large prizes, it is announced, will be awarded to the winners.  Orange Crop Short.  LOS ANGELES, January 16.���The following summary of the orange crop is made  by tho Express. Southern California will  -hip a total of 20,000 cars of citrus fruit  iluring tht present season. The new crop is  ex pec tad to fall short 1000 cars of the output  of last vear. The estimated shipment of  vegetables will aggregate 2000 cars. The  ligures quoted, were gathered by tho transcontinental railroad companies with headquarters in Los Angeles and are considered reliable. Frost has not damaged or-  aiiges up to this timo, but the new crop of  summer lemons will be short. Last season  the total shipment aggregator 21.HI cars of  citrus fruits. Or.ii ges this year are smaller  in size, a fact to which nearly all the .shorts';*- is said to be due. Shipments of the  the total shipment aggregated 24."11 cars ot  as against ;12!)9 cars for the same time last  year. The new crop is of a superior quality  and the acreage this vef.r in the largest In  the history of the industry in this section.  Present prices are considered fairly high,  with Indications for an" excellent market.  Americans Win the Walkerville Cup.  DULUTH, January 16.���The great  event of the Northwestern Curling Association's annual bonspiel occurred today when 11 Canadian rinks were pitted against an equal number of Americans for the Walkerville international  trophy. The Americans won by a total  score of 171 to 148. The victorious  American rinks will now play against  each other for possession of the cup.  Slaughtering   Sale  For the next thirty days I will gii*e  a great slaughtering sale on all lines m  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  J. A. GILKER  Fishery Commission Appointed  VANCOUVER, January IC���The federal  .government-today^announced the member-  ship of a commission to investigate  whole question of the Pritish  fisheries,  the  Columbia  control of which is claimed by  both the provincial and Iho Dominion governments. The commission will comprise  professor Prince, who is at the head of the  fisheries department of Canada; G. R.  Maxwell, M.P., and Aukv Morrison, M.P.  The commission will hold its first: session  next week, and is expected to affect a settlement of rather a vexsu question.  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. ��      CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE WAFERS.  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  ���SSSS1,..0** J- A. IRVING & CO.  REAIr__ST_vTB  Unfairness of Divorce Law  TORONTO, January 1G.���The crusade  carried on here against American divorces received a set-back today in a  case heard by chief justice Meredith.  Joshua W. Curtis was charged with bigamy. He married Francis Lewis in 1865.  In 1900, he went to Ohio, and secured a  divorce from her, she contesting. In  February, 1.001, he married at Niagara  Falls, New York. Melinda Abbott. He  returned to Toronto to live, and was Arrested, charged with bigamy.   The judge  South African Stocks Rising.  LONDON, January IC���South African  stocks rose today ln sympathy with the  peace reports between the Uoers and Brit-  si h government. The exact nature of what  was going oh was not known, but a representative of the Associated Press learned  of lea-ling Boers having approached  the govarnment, protesting against tha application of farms in the Transvaal and  Orange River colonies by British settlers,  which system is being rapidly pushed and  that strong inlluenee has been brought to  bear on'the Boer leaders to save at least  a vestige of property for their followers.  Whether what is passing today between  the Boers aud British government can be  termed peace .negotiations or what can be  their result can only be a matter of speculation for the present. The stock exchange  takes a hopeful view of the outcome.  Freedom of the Town Offered.  TORONTO, January 1G.���The Evening  Telegram's cable says: "Anticipating a visit  from sir AVilfrid Laurier, when the Canadian premier sails to attend the coronation  ceremonies as representative of tho Dominion, the town council cf Swansea, Wales,  yesterday deckled to offer him the freedom  of the borough."  Matos Master at Sea  CARACAS, Venezuela, January IC���via  Galveston.���General Mutos, the revolutionary leader, is master at sea, for president  Castro's fleet does not dare to attack tho  Libertador. The government troops watch  the coast so well that the landing of arm*  or ammunition is nearly impossible.  Committed  Suicide.  SHERBROOKE, Quebec, January IC���  Mrs. T. Miller, caretaker of the infirmary  of Bishop's college, Lennoxville, committed suicide this morning by taking poison.  She lived at St. John, New Brunswick, a  short time aso.  Curling News.  A  couple   of   the  games   in   the  P.unyan  curling competition were played off yesterday as follows: W. J. JJeaven, A. II. Gracey,  When at Erie, B. C stop at tho Mersey  hotel.  Mrs.  M.  Collins,  proprietress.  The big schooner of boor or half-and'-  half, 10 cents. Always fresh and cool. Club  Hotel. E. J. Curran.   NOTIOE.  Your patronage nnd influence respectfully solicited for Brown Brothers ns the leading jewelers of Nelson.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  AND  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  ft-1 White  Pine  Lumber Always in  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt a-tentiou,  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition.  Acreage property adjoining tlie park  And J. & J. Taylor safes.  These safes can be bought from us oi  two year's time without lntetest.  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  TO OUR CUSTOMERS:  Owing to our large losses on collections  during the past year and determining to  treat all alike hereafter, wehave instructed  our drivei'3 to allow no credit on and after  January 1st, 1!)02. Hoping you will recognize the justness of the change, we remain,  your obedient servants,  KOOTENA-   STEAM LAUNDRY.  Nelson, December 17th, 1901.  GOAL  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 265.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  Tl'.I.KI'HONlS 115  ORDER YOUR  T-I.K1-1IONK 35  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO.  NOTIOE  Porto Rico Lumber Oo.ltd.  CORNKR OF  HKNDKYX AMD V��RNON SXJttl-HlTa  To the Public and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council of the City of  Nelson have declared all Hotels, Restaurants  and Saloons employing Chincso in or around the  premises unfair to organized labor.  The following do not employ Chinese in such  capacity: ���  VICTORIA HOTKL,  CLARKK HOTKL  TUKMONT HOTKL  MADDKN HOTEL  SHK1113ROOKK HOTKL  GRAND CKNTRAL HOTKL  LAKK VIEW HOTKL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTKL  KLONDYKE HOTKL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODKGA SALOON  GLUK POT SALOON  CLUB HOTKL  Illi'I'-RIAL RKSTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Ofllco: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N, T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work  all  kinds.  of  Agents for Hard and Soft Coal. Imperial  Oil Company. Washington Brick, Lime &  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 and  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall, ,


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