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Array ^^J-V'aJ-Sxss^oca-K-^-rtiiro  -V-f-7-.��� ���-- ^--���_  ESABLISHED   1892  SATURDAY MORNING,  JANUARY 25,  1902  DAILY EDITION  TEBMSABMGED  LE ROI STRIKE HAS BEEN  RAISED  SETTLEMENT DOES NOT TAKE IN  THE OTHER PROPERTIES IN  THE ROSSLAND CAMP  ROSSLAND, January 24.���The executive of   the   Rossland   Miners'   Union  makes the following announcement today:    "Negotiations that have been going on for the past week between John  H. McKenzie, manager for the Le Roi  Mine Company, and the executive board  of  the  Rossland   Miners'   Union,   were  successfully completed this afternoon.  "This only applies to the Le Roi mine.  "Negotiations  are   being  carried   on  *with   the   other   mining   companies   of  the camp which have been affected by  the strike, but they are not yet completed.  "Workingmen in outside camps are  advised to keep away from Rossland for  the present, as there are more union  men at the present time than can secure employment, until a . settlement  has been effected with the other mining  companies.  Executive committee, Rossland Miners' Union, No. 38, W. F. M.  FRANK E. WOODSIDE.  Secretary.  Tydvil, South Wales, and it is rumored  that it is their intention to form a mammoth combination with several large  Arms.  LONDON, January 24.���The Daily  Chronicle publishes an editorial based  on the Guest & Company and the Bet-  tlefields combine, which is a warning  against the dangers of introducing the  trust system into Great Britain. The  Chronicle contends that the success of  American combines is not due to the  intrinsic merits of the system, but to  the capable and energetic management,  and that Great Britain is pinning its  faith to a system of monopoly without  imitating the energy which has worked  such wonders in the United States.  BOERS ARE DISHEARTENED  POWER MORE THAN TRADE  Briton's Eastern Policy  LONDON, January 24.���A. J. Balfour,  the government leader, made a comprehensive denial in the house of commons  today of stories of negotiations of  peace with South Africa. He declared  that since the negtiations between lord  Kitchener and general Botha no proposals having in view the termination  of the war has been received from any  one profesing to have the authority of  the Boer leaders to make proposals and  that no discussions looking to peace  were now proceeding.  Replying in the house of commons today to questions regarding .the govern-  ��� ment'3 eastern policy,  lord Cranborne,  under secretary for foreign affairs, said  the occupation of a port on the Persian  gulf by Russia or other foreign powers,  would be inconsistent with the maintenance of the statu quo, which it was  the policy of the government to maintain  there.    In  regard   to  Manchuria,  said lord Cranborne, it was the government's policy  to  maintain this  statu  quo in China, as   determined   by   the  treaty.  Henry Norman, Liberal, tried in vain  to draw out lord Cranborne, the under  secretary for foreign affairs, suggesting  that  the  Anglo-German   secret  agreement referred to the Persian gulf and  German Ragdad railway schemes.   The  outcome of   the   questioning  was   that  lord Cranborne made a general reply  in which he said Great Britain's main  policy  in  Asia,   including Persl;1,  was  to maintain the statu quo.   Assurances  ^had^been-exchanged-between^the^Brits.  ish and Russian governments' with re-  ferrence to the maintenance of the Persian   integrity.    His   lordship   saw   no  reasons why they could not simultaneously maintain British trade and good  would not be bought at the expense of  any right possessed  by Great Britain.  While anxious for the maintenance of  the integrity of Persia, the government  was far more anxious to maintain the  balance of power, and it was quite impossible for the government to abandon  its rightful position in Persia.   This was  specially true as  regards  the  Persian  gulf and the   provinces   bordering   on  India.    Day'_ Happenings in Greenwood  GREENWOOD, January 24.���[Special  to The Tribune.]���H. P. Large, who has  a stationery and news, business at Midway, met with an accident yesterday.  Whilst out riding his horse fell, breaking the rider's leg between knee and  ankle.  C. Scott, Galloway, joint owner with  Robert Wood of the unsold portion of  the Greenwod townsite, returned today  after a visit of several weeks to the  Coast cities.  W. G. Gaunce, secretary of the Greenwood board of trade, also came un today's train after a visit to his family  in Seattle.  The local St. Andrew's society is holding an at home tonight at which there  is a numerous attendance.  The big crusher for the B. C. Company's Mother Lode mine has arrived  and preparations for getting it in running order are being pushed so as to  make it available for crushing a larger  output. By this time next month the  second furnace will be completed at the  company's smelter.  Warning Aeainst Trusts  LONDON, January 24.���Guest, Keene  & Company of Dowla island, Cardiff,  who recently absorbed the Cyfarthfa  iron works and colliers, have, it is announced today, completed arrangements  to acquire the business of the Nettfolds,  big screw wire manufacturers of Birmingham. The consideration is said to  be about $2,000,000. Guest & Company  have already acquired the big steel  Works of Crawshay Brothers at Merthyr  Realize Struggle is Hopeless  LONDON, January 24.���The London  correspondent of the Times at Pretoria  says: Nearly every clay produces evidence of demoralization of the Boers  in the Transvaal. A petition bearing  the signatures of many prominent prisoners captured recently by the British  has been issued, imploring Botha to  "end quickly the terrible war."  Commandant Trichard has also written Botha, telling him he must come  quickly and talk with his (Trichards)  commando, as the men are very much  dissatisfied, threaten to surrender, and  will no longer listen to their immediate  commander. Prisoners now falling into  the hands of the British invariably  seem relieved rather than otherwise at  being captured.  But it must not be inferred from this  that wholesale surrender of the Boers  are necessarily imminent. The only alternative is to continue the paring-  down process uninterruptedly. The  great difficulty being met with by the  British forces in these operations is  want of horses. What is required  apart from spare horses is large columns, only half the men being employed  at night. It is impossible to require the  men to stand more than three night  marches weekly.  longer in burning than 600 pounds of  first quality steam coal.  The invention, it is predicted, is destined to solve the fuel problem for the  whole world, inasmuch as the product  may be manufactured 1,100 miles from  an oil-producing locality for about ?2  a ton. Near an oil field it can be made  for one-fifth of that price approximately.  For factories and manufacturing establishments it is proposed to have a  plant at or near the furnace doors.  Dirt will be hauled, treated in a few  moments, and the fireman shovels his  fuel under the boilers. With a draught  on can be produced a heat the like of  which has never been secured from coal  or, with all the draugh closed, one may  have the glowing fire not unlike of anthracite coal in a baseburner. For  household use it is proposed to subject  lumps in moulds to a pressure of 1,600  pounds.  Two Chicago-Omaha railroads will  on February 1 begin using Hoffman's  fuel fpr a, thorough test in the locomotives. On this date alsa the immense  packing house plants of Armour, Cud-  ahy & Swift at South Omaha will test  the invention.  TO OPEN ALASKA  BIG  RAILWAY   SCHEMES  ARE  PROJECTED  ONE  COMPANY SLEKING A  Bid  LAND SCHEME IN AID  OF ITS VENTURE  FIGHTING THE BIG MERGER  LOBERRY AND HIS RECORD  Played the Game Before  VANCOUVER, January 24���John Laberry recently carried on a large butcher business and slaughter house  here. He was a man of engaging manners, and his pious life won him the  respect and trust of those with whom  he. came in contact. His wife- was also  a-very amiable woman, and her musical gifts made her a welcome guest in  many homes. One morning Mr. Laberry  was missing and the sheriff took possession of his business. He is said to  have absconded with $50,000. The banks  were interested and he was hastily followed up. The searching party, however, arrived in California only to find  that he had taken passage on a trans-  Pacific steamer for Australia.  The local press at that time stated  that Laberry had cruelly left his wife  without means of support.  In this connection the following article clipped from the Los Angeles  Times will be read "with interest:  SANTA ANA, January 11.���Word has  been received here that Rev. John Laberry, a resident of Fairview about 12  years ago, has absconded from Vancouver, B. C, taking between $40,000  and $50,000 of his employer's funds. For  =the-past-few-^years, it_ now transpires.  Laberry had been manager of a large"  meat company in Vancouver. Laberry's  memory in this country is not fragrant.  During boom times, when the town of  Fairview was started, he and his  buxom little wife "blew in," and soon  ingratiated themselves into the esteem  of the citizens of the new place. Laberry preached on Sunday, and during  the week he operated a email butcher  shop, and did odd jobs for the Fairview  Development Company. Mrs. Laberry  sang like a nightingale in the .little  church choir on Sundays, and on the  side, kept a boarding house. Finally  both suddenly disappeared, and then it  became known that the Henderson Bros,  and C. H. Stanley, for whom Laberry  had been doing business, was short several thousand dollars. An effort was  made to locate the festive couple, but  they could not be found, and the money  consequently was never recovered.  When residents of this country they  claimed to be natives of England.  Application for an Injunction  MINNEAPOLIS, January 24.���The attorneys of Milton L. Bouden and Sophia  Bart Chapman filed a petition for an injunction against the Great Northen railway and its directors to prevent tne.  transfer of its stocks to the Northern  Securities company. Bouden holds 400  and Mrs. Chapman 100 shares of the  Great Northern stock. The attorneys  are the same as those who in ���. behalf of  Peter Power of New" York, are seeking in the United States district court  to have the retirement of the Northern  Pacific stock declared illegal.  The bill of complaint sets up the well  known fact as to the attempted merger  of the Great Northern, the Northern  Pacific and the Burlington.systems, and  claims that by this action the Great  Northern directors have rendered the  charter of the road subject to forfeiture  at the suit of; the state of Minnesota and  the license of operation in the other  states traversed subject' to revocation,  and further, that several such suits.are  imminent whereby the company will  lose valuable rights and- privileges unless the directors are permanently enjoined from carrying out- the merger.  Judgment is demanded on 11 points:  That the merger is fraudulent and contrary to the laws of. this state, that the  Northern. Securities Company is a,.coi)>i:  spiracy, that���th- Great'"North'ijrnr directors and agents*be enjoined, during the  pendency of the suit, and permanently  thereafter from registering any transfers of stock to the Northern Securities  Company; from recognizinz or. according any privileges to that company or  from receiving any votes in its meet-,  ings; that the defendant directors be  enjoined from holding any office in or  participating in the affairs of the Northern Securities Company or from paying  any dividends on- stock held by that  company. The defendants have 20 days  in which to answer. ���  A Substitute for Coal  OMAHA, January 24.���E. J. Hoffman,  a Chicago and Northwestern railroad  engineer, who retired from his vocation because of ill-health, has invented  a fuel that he asserts is composed of  clay to the extent of ninety per cent.  He says that one day while at work in  the shop, there was accidentally revealed to him a peculiar action of certain chemicals and gasoline. Eagerly  he followed up the clue with numberless experiments, until finally he is enabled to give to the world a fuel, he declares, cheaper and better than coal.  The fuel burns in a stove, grate or  furnace readily; it creates no smoke,  no cinders, and burns to white ashes;  twenty-five pounds of the fuel producing  only a quantity of ashes that may be  held in the palm of the hand. In the  combustion the fire literally consumes  its own ashes, and a ton of fuel will go  further than two tons of the best coal,  producing five times the amount of  heat that coal creates. One pound of  the strange mixture will suffice to keep  the kitchen range going for an hour.  A recent test of Hoffman's clay coal  in the furnace of a large boiler developed the fact that 250 pounds of it ere-     ���� carlorias have been sold to the Norweg-  ���i ^ on _ ������. _- ������.������-, i i  -j.   i     'an  authorities and  that negotiations are  ated 30 per cent more steam and lasted | proceeding with Russians and Danes.  Was a Hired Murderer  CHEYENNE, Wyoming, January 24.  ���Tom Horn, the scout, Indian fighter  and stock detectiveL who was arrested  10 days ago, charged with the murder  of William E. Nickell, son of an Iron  Mountain ranchman, who was killed  last July near his father's place, was  ^iveh"arpreliminary=hearing-today-and=  held for trial in the district court without bonds on the charge of murder in  the first degree. The testimony of the  prosecution was of the most sensational  character, deputy United States marshal  Lafors, deputy sheriff Snow and Mr.  Onhuaus testifying that they heard  Horn confess in conversation at the  former's office a week ago. Horn told  him, the witness said, how the crimes  were committed, the amount of money  he received for the jobs, etc.  Would Aocept a Pension  INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana January 24.  ���Friends of Mrs'. Benjamin Harrison,  widow of ex-president Harrison, have  had their attention called to statements  to the effect that she has asked those  in charge of the movement to grant her  a pension not to present the bill to congress. This is incorrect, as stated by  them. They say Mrs. Harrison has at  no time made any objection to the presentation of such a bill, and still believes  the matter can with propriety be presented to congress, inasmuch as the surviving widows of other ex-presidents  have been recipients of the same official  recognition by congress.  Dawson is Out Off  VANCOUVER, January 24.���It is not  likely that the Dawson wire will be put  up before July next. It was wrecked  in three places between Quesnel and  Fraser lake, this side of Hazelton, and  between Hazelton and Glenora. It is reported that the men appointed to keep  the line in repair have declared that the  breaks are so extensive and the weather  so bad that they will be compelled to  wait till summer. The gang sent out  to repair the Fort Simpson wire have  returned reporting that repairs are impossible until next July.  Canadian Goal in Europe  LONDON, January 24.���The Stockholm  correspondent of the Daily Mail reports  that owing to the high price of British coal  the administration of the Swedish railroads  has decided to experiment with Canadian  coal. A trial shipment has arrived at Goth-  en-erg, and It is understood that a couple  SEATTLE, Washington, January 24.���The  Alaska,. Copper River and Yukon Railway  Company has been incorporated under the  laws of..Washington to build a railroad  from Prince "William Sound in Alaska  through the Copper and Tanana river  country to a point .ton. the JTukon river near  Eagle; Th�� company proposes in addition  to operate a steamshi*.* nne from Seattle  to Prince William* Sound, to build and  maintain a smelter and refinery in Alaska  and to carry on general mining transactions. The corporation is capitalized at $25,-  000,000, the entire amount of which, it is.  claimed has been subscribed by eastern and.  foreign capital. ?.**_he estimated cost of the  railway is estimated at *U0,OUO,iM'. Tne in-  corporators are -j AD. Bannister, Alfred  Biles and '_. J_, I'arker.  There is also a scheme on foot by which it  is proposed to ;deveioo Alaska in the same  manner.as the Northwestern States���by a  subsidized railroad.' The Trans-AlasKan  Railroad Company proposes to build a line  from ,Cook Inlet to St. Michael, and asks  that the government donate a right of way  JSU0 feet wide for the entire distance and 10  square miles of land'for each mile of railroad built. Senator Teller of Colorado and  representative Sibiey of Pennsylvania have  introduced in the-two houses a-bill with  this intent. . i.��� .  ,  The measure sets forth that the corporation, which is. brganizd- in the. state, of  Washington, shall be aided in its construc-  ion worK by the grant of every alternate  section of land.-desigriated by odd numbers  for ten sections .in* width on each side of  the road; also.a right, of way 100 feet in  width on. each side of the center line of  said road,"between (Cook's Inlet to a point  on Behring Straits,-" the route to conform'  to survey.filed with, the'department of the'  interior last-September.-In case any grants  are already occupied by settlers, other sections shall be designated.      ���  In order;. that'the-.-land acquired shall be  of value, the United.* States is forbidden to  sell lands in the district at less than double  the minimum price-of public   lands   when  sold.      -   -    ������ ������ ���-���. ������-        -���-. ...         It is further provided that the-road shall  be completed within'ten years, and the  first, twenty, miles in one .'year. Upon the  completion of each. t-jventy mile section the  government shall-transfer to the company  200 sections' (square i miles) of- land. The  stipulation-is that the road shall remain a  "public highway for the use of the government of the United .States'Vfor -ten years  after, completion, arid', that mails shall be,  - carried.a t_r��Ttestc> he -agreed op. with-the'  postmaster-general...,- ; ; *v-;--.^��� .-,.-.���  - J. J. Frey, president, of the company, has  ; supplied for the information* of congress a  long statement. He points out that the  309,529,600 acres in Alaska; for which the  government paid-less than two cents an  acre, have; never.been developed, and that  the railroad will open up immense wealth  to the [mited States;-:He-quotes liberally  from the report of governor John G. Brady  of Alaska, issued last October.  Following are some of the extracts employed:  It is dawning upon many that Alaska is  -susceptible^ of very great, agricultural possibilities. * ��� ��� * Many of' J,he citizens of-  Skagway were cultivating gardens successfully, and they were justy proud wheii  they entertain a skeptical friend and regale  him'wltha boiled dinner, assuring him that  the flowers which adorn the table-and room  and the potatoes, beets, carrots, parsnips,  turnips and cabbages which fill the dishes  ready to be served, were all grown in their  own jrarden.  These fascinating culinary facts are followed by- explanation of the fishing and  mining possibilities of Alaska. Then the  governor points out the need of railroads  and predicts that the trans-Pacific steamships will eventually call at Alaskan ports..  Mr. Frey quotes a report made .in 1900.  by the. two government geologists:  ^This"C-ok-"_nlet--*:uskokwim-route-is,_a'*:  yet, only a proposed route, but according  to captain Jarvis, J. E. Spurr, F. Barnum,  and other pioneers who are most familiar  with the country it seems without doubt  destined to become immediately the favorite overland route for Nome, St. Michael  and the lower Yukon regions. This route  leaves the western shore of Cook's Inlet  just north of Kamlshak bay and a little  northwest of Augustine island, in. approximately 59 degrees K0 minutes north latitude.  It leads westward from lliamma lake to  Kalamakof, on the Kuskokwlm, and northwestward to Holy Cross mission and An-  vik, up Anvik river and over Anvik portage  to Norton Sound; thence to Nome as before. By this routo the distance from the  coast lit Cook's Inlet to St. Michael and  the head of Norton Sound i.s approximately  400 miles, with the country for the most  part of easy, gentle slope and no barriers.  Ktaml, about 100 miles south of where the  route would leave the coast, Is open to  vessels all winter. The same, so far ns is  known, Is true of the Kamlshak region. If  this Is correct, for smoothness of country,  shortness, directness and dispatch, as an  overland route the Cook's Inlet and Kuskokwlm route cannot be equalled.  In conclusion Mr. Frey mints out that  the purchase price of Alaska Is returned  every year by the fishing Industry and by  the Capo Nome revenues, and argues that  "some extraordinary effort should be mado  to develop and open to settlement this far-  off possession."  "It Is to this condition of affairs," he  says, "that the Trans-Alaskan Railway  Company respectfully call your attention  and asks- that a grant of land be made to  aid in the construction of its road from  Cook's Inlet to Behring Strait. The company does not ask for any minerals or mineral rights; nor does it expect any immediate returns from the lands.- Tt will take  years to bring to the knowledge of th3  people in the United States that in Alaska  can be had homesteads from which can be  gathered the necessaries of life."  passenger and freight lines. The party include J. W. Pirle", chairman of the Harland  and Wolff Ship Building Company and director of the Leland and White Star lines,  Henry Wilding of Richardson, Spence and  Company, English agents of the" international Navigation Company, who succeeded  J. R. Ellerman as chairman of the Leland  line, and J. 13, Ismay and W. S. Graves, directors of the White Star line.  .  Mr. Ismay, when seen at quarantine said:  "The same rumors were current one year  ago, but there is nothing in these reports.  My visit here is to study the Celtic and fit  her for a trip to the Mediterranean. I can  give no other statement at this time."  TESTIMONY OF BOTH SIDES  Powderly Favore Extension  WASHINGTON, January 24���Former sec-  retary of state, John W. Foster, appeared  before tho senate committee on immigration and spoke in opposition to the Chinese  exclusion bills which have been introduced  in congress. His remarks were directed  more particularly to the Mitchell, or Pacific coast bill, which, he said, was a plain  violation of our treaty with China.  Mr. Foster said that our government had  four times asked China to modify existing  treaties in the interests of American citizens and that in every instance China had  acceded to our request. He then submitted  for the consideration, of the committee  three propositions.  The-first was that any law passed by  ���congress which'continues the exclusion of  Chinese laborers beyond 1904 would be not  only without international authority, but  would be-in violation of treaty stipulations.  He 'said that during the negotiations resulting in the treaty of 1894 the United  States sought to have the exclusion of Chl-  nese'extended to 20 years and that the Chinese government refused to make it for  more than ten years. He also insisted that  when-the treaty of 1S94 came.to an end the  Burlirigame treaty of 1808 would be revived  and. come into force, which treaty stipulated for the free and unrestricted immigration of Chinese of all classes into the  United States. The treaty,' he said, had  only-been suspended as to immigration, not  abrogated. . ,  His-second proposition was that the exclusion laws should not be made applicable  ���to our insular possessions," and said the  Hawaiian Islands presented the exact state  of affairs which was contemplated by the  American negotiators for the exclusion  treaty, in which they gave the assurance  that to such a condition of affairs the exclusion law would not apply, when all the  interests of the island;asked for Chinese  immigration and . the, local authorities  agreed that it-would not in any way affect  white labor. '.-  Mr. Foster's third proposition was that  the existing exclusion .laws and the'legislation proposed are in clear disregard of  the treaty of--1894, which guaranteed to all  Chinese in the United States the most favored nation treatment and the privileges  of treaties with other, nations, guaranteeing to them .the same treatment as to the  protection of their persons and property as  that enjoyed by native citizens;  Mr. Foster read; from the remarks of  minister Wu before the committee on foreign relations during the last session In"  which he spoke of the Indignities and humiliations alleged ,to have been suffered-by  some of his peopleat .thc-hands of bur im-  ' mii-ration officers.  Major general 0.: O. Howard-said he endorsed all that Mr. Foster had said. He  had come in contact with the Chinese on  the Pacific coast and characterized the un-,  due diligence of Chinese inspectors in the  performance of their duties " as among  the iniquities of the present execution of  the exclusion law."  Mr. Powderly spoke of the matter referred to by Mr. Foster and said that he  thought It grew out of an anonymous communication. The case, he said, had been  Investigated and found without a scintilla  of truth." Mr. Powderly brought-to the com-  .mittee room in charge of. a deputy United  States marshal two, alleged Chinese merchants, who,''he said/were samples of the  "merchants" minister Wu had referred to.  Through an interpreter the prisoners, Dee  Sang and Chang Ling, admitted that they  had entered the United Statos in 1897 on  forged certificates, alleging that they were  merchants and' that they knew of the deception. Asked what disposition was to be  made of them, Mr. Powderly said they  would be given a fair hearing, but that  they would ultimately be deported.  The interpreter, Charles ICee, a treasury  official, described methods pursued by a  Chinese company of Chicago in manufac-  turins fraudulent certificates.  Mr. Richardson Campbell, a Chinese in-  spector.-said^that-injiis^opinion there^were  10,000 Chinese in the United States who"  wore admitted on false certificates.  Mr, Foster contended that there were  only 93,000 Chinese in the United States,  but ;Mr. Campbell stated that the department's Information gave the number of  Chinese in this country as 300,000.  The committee will further discuss the  subject next Monday.  portant duties, should deliberately violate  the statute law of the land, and in some  cases agree with oach other to do so; that  it should bo thought necessary by them ot  destroy vouchers and so manipulate bookkeeping as to obliterate evidence of the  transactions; that hundreds of thousands  of dollars should he paid in unlawful rebates to a few great packing houses; that  tho business of railroad transportation  should to such an extent be conducted in  open disregard of law must be surprising  and offensive to all right minded persons.  "Equally startling at least is the fact  that the owners of these packing houses,  men whose names are known throughout  the commercial world, should be seemingly  be eager to augment their gains with the  enormous amounts of these rebates which  they receive in plain defiance of a federal  statute."  That there were palliating circumstances  under which railroad officials act the commission Is not unmindful, and the opinion  is expressed that the existing laws should  be so amended that every manager who desires to observe them can do so without  risk of sacrificing their property. The application of the. remedy, the report says. I  is fraught with dangers to the public, ana I  it should be applied unless the public is  fully orotectad.  CHEAP jIELTIM  EVERETT SMELTER MAKES  ANOTHER CUT  GIVING THE SLOGAN A BATE OP  $11 ON ORES CARRYING 20  PER OBNT LEAD  SLAIN IN HIS BATHHOUSE  End of St. Louis Millonaire  ST. LOUIS, January 24.���A Dean Cooper,  several times a millionaire, and one of the  best known business men in St. Louis, was  found this morning dying on a cot in the  Vista Turkish bath house, his head crushed  in by a blow from a heavy hammer. He expired without giving utterance to any word  that might throw light on the identity of  the slayers, and the police find themselves  confronted with the most complete mystery they ever have had to deal with. A  negro attendant, known as a faithful servant of Cooper, and his constant companion, except for a few brief minutes when  he was struck down, is the only person  the detectives have from whom to extract  tho story of what passed behind the walls  of the big bathing house resort, and he  tells a tale of pretty women and well  dressed men, of a ragged messenger boy  and a mysterious note, of ribald jest, noisy  merriment, all to the accompaniment of  much liquor. Then the place lapsed back  to the silence of tlie dead of night and he  came upon his master breathing his last.  The bath house was the property of the  millionaire and the frequenters assert that  ho was his own best customer, and that  most of tliose who came there did so to  join him in his peculiar form of pleasure.  Cooper left his residence at 8 o'clock on  Wednesday evening, his wife and"son understanding that he was going to the Vis-:  . ta, though he told them nothing of his  plans for the night. From the moment he  closed the house door on himself the police  have:nothing to show of his movements,  except the word of the negro servant, William Strother.  Rossland'. Race Meeting  ROSSLAND, January 24.���The Rossland  Turf Club has decided to hang up $1500 for  a meeting on May 24th. The card Includes  five events for running horses and one trot  and pace. The mile run will be termed the  Rossland Derby, and will have a $100 purse  attached. Entries for this event will bo  opened In March, and horses are to bo  nominated on May 1st. The event for harness horses will also have a $100 purse attached, with the proviso that the winner  must finish In 2:30 or better to take the  money. A civic demonstration will probably be held as well.  The Rumored Shipping Trust  NEW YORK, January 24��� Tho White  Star steamer Celtic arrived today from  Liverpool and Queenstown. Among her  passengers were a number of English shipping men whose mission, it is rumored,  was to form a combine of trans-Atlantic  Will Attack Colon  NEW YORK, January 21.���A cipher dispatch received today by Dr. J. Rcstopo,  agent of the Colombian liberal junta here,  announced that general Frederlco Barrera  was at ' Paralso awaiting reinforcements  for the Nombre do Dlos, Code and Boens  del Toro, and that as soon as these arrived Colon was to be attacked. A detail of  troops forming part of general Sorigo Perez' army was reported at Emperudos, on  the line of the Panama railroad, and at  Matachin.  A liberal force under general Victoriano  Lorenzo was expected to affect a junction  with tho Perez detachment. Panama, it  wus said, would not be attneked at present,  but efforts.would be made to prevent supplies reaching it.  In another dispatch received by the liberals today generals Colodomlro Castillo  and Jose Maria Castllla acknowledged receipt of 500,000 cartridges for Mauser, Remington and Manlicher ritles, sent more than  a. fortnight ago. The brothers Castillo also  announced that they had Invaded the Bolivar province and held troops on the Mug-  dalpna river at Plato, Pivijar and Zambrit-  1-.0. Tho object of this expedition was to  furnish the guerrilla troops with ammunition. According to this dispatch the conservatives in this region were reduced to  the towns of Santa Marta and Clnnaga,  the rest being in the undisputed possession  ot the liberals.  Low Persistently Violated  WASHINGTON, January 2-1.���The report  of the Inter-state commerce commission  transmitted to congress renews the declaration made in previous reports that in its  present condition the act to regulate commerce cannot be enforced. As to remedial  legislation tho commission renews the  statement, in. io In its previous annual report, that it " has little to suggest and  nothing new to propose." The feature of  tho report is the almost sensational statement ot the relations existing between the  railroads and a comparatively few heavy  shippers. Referring to tlie commissions recent investigations into the movement of  packing house products and of grain nnd  grain products, the report says: "The facts  therein developed are ot such a character  that no thoughtful person can contemplate  them with Indifference; that the leading  traffic officials of many of the most important railroad lines, men occupying high  positions and charged with the most im-  B evolutionists Defeated  PANAMA, January 24.���A report has  reached here that the forces under the  Colombian general Castro had an agreement with the troops under revolution-;  ary leader general Herrera, in.,.,,the,  neighborhood of Agua Dulce, in the vicinity of Las.Tablas on the Azuro peninsular, southwest of 'Panama, in which  the revolutionary" forces were defeated;  Confirmation of this report is awaited'  The meeting of .the government troops  and the revolutionists near Agua Dulce  will explain the delay in the expected  revolutionary attack upon Panama.      i  PARIS,    January    24.���The    government of Columbia has offered to purchase a number of absolete French gun-  ' boats!    The negotiations have thus far  had no results.  ��� Canada's Trade Growing  OTTAWA, . January 24. ��� Canada's  fame as a producing country is spreading. Among the trade inquiries received  at the department of trade and commerce, is one from a firm in Naples. It  asks to be placed in touch with Canadian exporters of produce desiring representation in Italy. A correspondent  in the Midlands, England, requests to  be furnished with the names of Cana-  -dian-_-breeders__of_-heayy^Jioi^es^i^Bn-^  quiry is made for exporters of cider  from Canada. What is required is  sound new stock to be shipped from  February to the end of March each  season, casks to contain about forty gallons each.  Suicide at Northport  NORTHPORT, January 21.���[Special  to Tho Tribune.]���Miss Jennie M. Barlow, who has been a prominent figure  in society here and in Anaconda, Montana, for tho past ten years, committed  suicide this afternoon at the residence  of her uncle, Robert Morrill, on Silver  Crown avenue. She took strychnine.  Mr. Morrill found her soon after she  took the poison, and went at. once for a  doctor, who reached the scene too late  to save her life. Her action was probably caused by melancholy, resulting  from ill health.  SANDON, January 24.���[Special to  The Tribune.J���There was an important  change In the smelter situation here  this week. D. Johnson, of the Everett  smelter, has made contracts with the  American Boy and Last Chance, properties on a basis of-$11'for freight and  treatment on ore going 20 per cent lead  or less. For ore running over 20 per  cent, 20 cents a unit will be charged for  each per cent up to 40, making the rate  for that class of ore "$15 per ton. All  ore going over 40 per cent will get the  $15 rate. A zinc penalty of 50. cents a:  unit will be charged on everything over,  8 per cent. The settlement Is on tha  London market quotations, less shipment deductions. Ten per cent of the  price wiir.be held out for 90 days to  protect the smelters from fluctuation.  The American Boy and Last Chance  are already shipping on the new basis,  and several other properties are ex-'  pected to drop into line in a few days.  An announcement from the Trail smelter is awaited with great interest by,  the mine owners. No settlements havei  yet been received from the Trail-for.  ore shipped since the first, and inq-uiries  have only elicited a reply that the rate  for freight and treatment has ,not yet  been settled for the year. This clash in  rates is welcome news to the Slocan.  IS THE TIME OPPORTUNE  Smith's Peculiar Tactics  PORTLAND, January 24.���Al Neil,  of San Francisco, won on a foul from  Billy Smith of Portland in the tenth  round of what was to have been a 20-  round contest last night. In the ninth,  the gong saved Smith from a lcnt-ck out.  When they came up for the tenth round  Smith immediately fell on Neil, backed  him against the ropes and then kicked  him with his knee and bit him on the  shoulder. The referee stopped the fight  and declared Neil the winner.  Effecting Another Saving  NORTHPORT, January 21.-Oscar Szon-  tagh, manager of the Northport Smelting  & Refining Company, has eliminated another process in Xho treatment of his ores.  His last improvement has been the discontinuance o_f the matte, crusher. It affects  a considerable saving. The matte Is run onto corrugated steel plates, which have been  coated with fire clay to prevent the adhesion of the metal, in cooling on the plates  the matte contracts and cracks into pieces  smaller than those which came from the  crusher.  Dixon Knocked Out  BALTIMORE, January 24.���George  Dixon, the veteran colored pugilist,  went down and out under a rain of body  blows delivered by Eddy Lenny, at the  Eureka Athletic club tonight.  To Introduce Protection  LONDON, January 24.���Great Britain;  would hit Germany hard if it should find  it  necessary to. impose   countervailing'  duties on sugar.'   At the present time,,  however, during the heat of the Anglo-  German controversy, when the nation  is irritated over the mouthings of chan-  ; cellpr Von Buelow _nd the savage 'attacks  of the   German   press   against  everything British, the change of policy;  will   come  with   peculiar   significance.  If England protects  Her  sugar manufacturers' she'will   'deliver   a'-���'terrible  blow to one of Germany's pet industries.  For   some   years   Germany   has   been  fathering the beet sugar manufacturers.  She has given them bounties with no  unsparing hand, and as a consequence  they have flooded the English market  with sugar which has been sold at ai  price less than the cost of manufacture,  owing  to  the  bounty  largesses.    Thia  cheap   German   sugar  well-nigh  killed  the  home-made  sugar  trade,; and'not  only did it close up the English industries, but it dealt such a severe blow to  ���England's  West  Indian  manufacturers  of cane sugar that the planters were reduced to the verge of bankruptcy.   The  West Indian sugar growers called  oa  the home government to protect them  against the Germans, but have hitherto  met with no helping hand.   They have  been so angry at the negative treatment  "accorded^them=-that���they--have-=mor.e^==|  than once threatened to annex the British West Indies to the United States.  If England  takes this action it will  resuscitate the   West   Indian   and   her  own languishing sugar industries, and  at the same time deliver a most opportune rebuff to German industry, which'  can ill-afford to lose a good market at  this time of commercial depression.  If England departs from free trade  in this line, it is the thin end of the  wedge, and protection will surely follow in other directions as well. Tha  Manchester school long insisted that  the reduction of the profits of the manufacturer meant the benefit of the consumer, the great buying public of England. But when it comes to breaking  down industries altogether some ot the  benefit of the consumer who depends  upon the industries appears, and if  England does not soon protect many  of her industries the consumers will  soon be wiped out of existence alto-  !*;ether.         j  Will be Free Soon  LONDON, January 24.���The artist correspondent of tho Graphic, who has been following the case of Miss Stone, the captive  American missionary, telegraphs from Salonica that the captives are now in-Bui-.  garia, eight hours' distant from the frontier. The correspondent says that M. Gar-  giulo, the dragoman of the American legation at Constantinople, who is negotiating  for Miss Stone's release, Is convinced that  owing to the strictness of the Turkish cordon, nobody can clandestinely cross tha  frontier. He has therefore begged the American legation at Constantinople to. a'sK  the porte to instruct Ibram Pasha to relax  his vigilance so as to induce the brigand3  to bring the captives over the frontier. The  correspondent concludes with saying it la  probable that Miss Stone and Mme. Tsilka will bo free within a few days.  A Big Bill Against the Government  TOLEDO, Ohio. January 21.���Abner McKinley, brother of the late president, ha3  asked the United circuit court for a fee of  ?t"000, the services claimed to have been  rendered in the case of Joshua Harmon et  al against the Detroit ��t Lima Railroad  Company. He makes affidavit that on September '23rd, 1S9S, he was appointed as associate counsel for the receiver of the road,  and with judge John l-I. Boyle was given,  orders to act as such until further order  of the court. For his work he says he haa  received no pay, and he wants part of thflj  proceeds of the road's sale. _ .-*--.  ���-*'��.���'�� _ _      .  ...  ��"*o  THE NELSON  TBIBUNE: SATURDAY  MORNING, JANUARY 25, 1902.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  M HUDSON'S BAY  INCORPORATKD 1670  ooiM-ip^iisrsr  DAINTIES IN FINE GROCERIES  DAINTIES IN  IMPORTED SWEETS  FAINTIES IN  FINEST BISCUITS  DAINTIES IN WINES AND  LIQUORS  DAINTIES  IN  CIGARS  DAINTIES IN EVERYTHING TO EAT AND DRINK  THE BUDSOFS BAT COMPANY  BAKER STEEET, NELSON, B. 0.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  DELICATE  TINTS  The newest, "thing"  in correspondence  papers is  DIMITT  This paper is unlike any other. Linen  like in appearance, yet not rough;  neither is its surface smooth. It has a  delightful writing surface, on which any  pen may be used. 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A statement was issued by the secretary of the Rossland Miners' Union last  evening to the effect that satisfactory  arrangements had been arrived at between the union and the management  of the Le Roi mine, as a result of whicli  the strike at the Le Roi had been lifted.  In his statement the secretary of the  Rossland union does not go into the  details of the settlement, contenting  himself with saying that the arrangement arrived at is satisfactory to the  union. The strike is still on at the  other big Rossland properties and union  men are warned against flocking to the  camp as there are plenty of union men  available for all the places likely to be  immediately opened up by the Le Roi  settlement.  The Tribune is in receipt of a letter  __.signed=__Anti---I_umbugli���in-���which-=the  writer enters a protest against the action of the ladies who have in hand the  conversazione and ball to provide funds  for the public library. If "Anti-Humbug" chooses to sign his name to hit  communication The Tribune will give  him a chance to convince its readers  that those who patronize the library  should pay for their privilege, otherwise  his communication on "what we appreciate we pay for" will go into the  limbo of forgotten things.  Prohibitionists are up against it on  the referendum dodge of the Ontario  legislature. If they could poll the sixty  per cent vote in its favor, which is the  task set for them by the Ross government, they would no longer require  either the active or passive support of  the Ross or an other government. When  prohibitionists can poll sixty per cent  of the electors there will not be sufli-  cien opposition to them in the legisla  ture with which to wad a gun.  Canadian manufacturers will never  shine as purveyors to the army of his  majesty when every consignment shipped requires the certificate of a board  of enquiry to satisfy the authorities  that they were not gold-bricked.  Australian Verson of It  There is a story  to   the  effect   that  some men belonging to the Strathcona  Horse strung  up  four  Boers  to trees  and shot them full of holes.   The story  has never been fully told nor properly  authenticated,  and although  we heard  it several months ago, we have so far  been unable to meet with a Strathcona  trooper   who   of   his   own   knowledge  could say that it really happened.   The  story as we heard it was to the effect  that a body of Strathconas were passing a Boer farmhouse which displayed  a white flag,   and   they   turned   in   to  secure water.    They found several women there, who said the men were all  from   home,   but as  the  troopers  were  mounting to depart they were fired on  from the house, a couple of them killed,  and several  wounded.    The Canadians  swooped   around   the   house,   broke in  the doors, and overpowered five Boers,  four of whom they strung up on trees  along   the   road,   while   the  fifth   was  driven along the road and sent to the  Boer camp to   report   the   occurrence.  This was the story���a swift retribution  in the fury of the moment for a treacherous abuse" of the white flag.  But an Australian, who <- signs himself "J," writing in the Sydney Bulletin of his experience in the convalescent camp at Pretoria, tells of his talks  with a Canadian, and among other  things he questioned him about "the  hanging of those Boers out Greyling-  stad way," and he reports the Canadian as telling the story thus:  "I   rather    guess    I    was    in    that,  stranger,"  he said.    "It was like this.  Some of our outfit went up to a farm  to sample the chickens.    There was a  white flag up to the ridgepole, and they  nacherly guessed it was all right;  but,  damn  me,   stranger,  if there wasn't a  mob of Boers in the corral near by, and  they let drive, and knocked over a sergeant and  another,   and  the  rest got  away.    Waal,  next day   some   of   the  squadron went out on patrol, and a few  slipped off and made for this farm, and  grabbed four Boers.   They gave in, and  help  up a white flag when  they saw  there  was   no  getting away,   thinkin',  mebbe, that nothing more than a few  months free board at St. Helena would  happen to them.    But they were mis- |  taken  there.    We  took 'em  right out  =to=one'o'^them"arrangementsHhey4iang  meat one, and strung 'em up right, away,  and pumped 'em full of bullets with our  shooters."  "Your  officer,"   I   enquired,  casually,  "was he there, too?"  "Waal, stranger, he was an' he  wasn't. When he missed us in the  morning, he nacherly guessed where to  find us, and he came there right away,  just in time to see us put the ropes  around their necks. 'Stop right here,'  says he, 'and bring those men along to  camp.' We 'lowed we couldn't do it.  Told him to keep his head shut, 'cause  there was plenty more rope, and the  meat fixin' would bear mor'n foui men  ���it would carry an extra one easy."  "And were the four Boers you hung  the same who shot your men?"  "Waal, stranger, I couldn't rightly  say that. But they was Boers, anyway."  This puts the incident���if there really  was such an incident���in an altogether  different light. A swift and indignant  retribution for abusing the white flag  is one thing, while the story, as related  in the Sydney Bulletin, is quite another  thing. If the Australian version is incorrect, somebody who knows the facts  ought to state them.���Toronto Star.  from five to seven and one half million  dollars, American money.  Secretary. Root explained the enormous power which the religious orders  had long exercised in the Philippines.  They were represented at Madrid, and  the archbishop was quite as powerful  as the governor general of the islands.  The orders had largely supplanted the  native priests. As a result of the great  political power of the orders, the friars  became the medium of communication  between the local parishes and the cen-;  tral government. They held large tracts  of the best land, amounting to about  400,000 acres, at the time of the American occupation. The people rented the  lands, and thus a landlord and tenant  system was now in operation. This  caused intense hatred, and Mr. Root  said the feeling of the tenant classes  was not equalled in bitterness by anything in Ireland.  Aguinaldo had taken advantages of  this intense feeling of the tenants  against the friar landlords, and the  movement had become very popular.  The secretary said that about the most  important thing to be done at this time  was to dispose of the friar question, as  it was felt that when landed proprietor-  hip was brought to an end most of the  agitation would be disposed of.  The friars had been driven from the  land in many cases, he said, and if they  returned the people would kill them.  Appeals had been made to the war department to collect the rents due, but  the secretary said this could not be  done without the use of troops.  Mr. Root said that no religious question was involved, as it was simply a  condition that existed and was fully recognized. The friars themselves were so  fully alive to the conditions that they  would doubtless be ready to dispose of  their lands.  At all events, Mr. Root, said, they  were a part of an organization, and he  apprehended that the disposition of the  lands would be determined by higher  church authorithies than the friars  themselves.  to  9\  9\  Special Low Prices on all  Dress G-oods, Silks, Underwear, Ready-to-Wear Suits,  Skirts, etc.  A few Silk Blouses at cut  prices.  Some Special Bargains in  Remnants from every Department.  Carpets, Curtains, Portieres, Table Covers at cost.  Your choice of our leading Jackets, regular $12,  $15 and $20, at $5.  White and Grey Blankets  at reduced prices.  to  9\  9\  9}  I ae BAK.B   STKEET  V^'aBj fl_ ________ __ __ ___;���___?��� _r--"''����' ��*���  NELSON,   B.C.  4>  to  to  to  m  ���*0'*m0'00'00^��-00-1S'-*0- 0**-*0'00-*0-00*-���0. r'  AN ANCIENT SWISS VILLAGE  600 Year3 Behind the Tiinea  MORE DUNSMUIR LITIGATION  WILL BUY OUT THE FRIARS  To Tax: the People's Bread  NEW YORK, January 24.���The uneasiness in the sugar trade caused by the expectation ot an increased sugar duty, Is  growing as the date of the budget speech  approaches, cables the Tribune's London  correspondent. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach  has promised not to increase the duty on  coal and this undertaking is regarded a.s  foreshadowing an additional tax on sugar  and perhaps tea. During the last few weeks  imports of sugar have enormously increased, and the demand for storage room is  fireater than the supply. There Is not so  much nervousness in the tea trude, but it  is freely stated that the tax on tea will be  raised from 1 to 6 per cent per ix*und. The  chancellor is being urged to revive the old  registration duty on corn, which Mr. Gladstone abolished many years ago. If this  duly had been in operation last year, it  would have yielded ��3,658,000.  Secretary Boot's Suggestion  Before the house committee on insular affairs   seretary   Root   turned   the  friar land question  in  the  Philippines  inside out.   He said these land holdings  constituted  one of the chief causes  of  discontent among the people, they were  the hotbeds of   insurrection,   and   had  furnished   Aguinaldo   his   chief   appeal  to   popular   prejudice.     The    secretary  said the religious orders so fully recognized the bad condition of affairs that  they were disposed to sell out, and he  urged that the government should take  advantage of the opportunity to remove  the  chief  causes   of  discontent  in   the  islands.    He did not believe condemnation proceedings would be necessary, as  there were indications that a fair price  could be agreed upon.   A rough estimate  of the value of the lands, he said, was  Will Involve a Large Sum  NEW YORK, January 21.���Edna Wallace Hopper is about to enter suit  against Hon. James Dunsmuir, premier  of British Columbia, and the brother  of her stepfather, Alexander Dunsmuir,  now deceased, to set aside her stepfather's will. If she succeeds in this  she will secure all of her mother's interests in the Dunsmuir estate, which,  under the laws of California���of which  the late Alexander Dunsmuir was a citizen���amounts to one-half.  In this case the share in the estate  is variously estimated as worth from  $1,000,000 to $3,000,000, comprising, as it  does, rights in the mines and coal  fields of Vancouver island, and a large  share in the ownership of the island  railroad and associated steamship lines.  Mrs. Hopper will ask.for the setting  -aside^of^the^will^on^the^ground^that  Hon. James Dunsmuir, the provincial  premier, used undue influence on Alexander Dunsmuir to procure the making  of a will unfair to Mrs. Dunsmuir and  her heirs, and that he unfairly influenced Mrs. Dunsmuir, also, to waive her  rights to contest the will in question.  The suit is set aside the will is to be  brought in Victoria, the suit to set aside  the agreement of Mrs. Wallace-Duns-  muir to waive her rights to contest the  will, will bo tried in California.  The papers whicli judge Coyne has  prepared for Mrs. Hopper and which are  now on thoir way from San I'Vancisco  to Victoria by a messenger charged with  the duty of serving them on Mr. Duns-  allege Alexander Dunsmuir was suffering from cerebral meningitis when' he  signed the will in his brother's favor,  and died within thirty days thereafter.  Mrs. Hopper also says that her  mother, Mrs. Wallace-Dunsmuir, came  under the influence of James Dunsmuir  at the time when she was hovering between life and death in this city late in  1899, and accepted $25,000 in lieu of her  rights to contest. Four months later  she died at the Imperial hotel.  Between  the  time' of  the signing of  the agreement and her death, according  . to Mrs. Hopper, Mrs. Dunsmuir began  proceedings to have the agreement re-  seined.  It will be remembered that Mrs.  Hopper's recent absence from her duties at a theatre in this city gave rise  to the report that she had been hurt  in an automobile accident at Yonkers.  At that time she was on her way  from New York to San Francisco to attend to certain business with regard to  the suit against her millionaire connec-  By arriving in San Francisco un-  Terbinen, a district in the heart of Switzerland, is GOO years behind the times. The  inhabitants are ignorant of tho discovery  of America, or Europe's'chirty years' war,  or of steam or electricity.  They never heard - of Napoleon. They  never .tasted tea, coffee or sugar. They  have no movable furniture and thoy lead  a nomadic life, with every man his own  artisan, and his own producer of everything  he needs.  .Tcrblnen is situated in the canton of  Wallis. Tho town of Visp, distant a six  hour's ride on the buck of a mule, is the  nearest place of communication with eivil-  ziation. South of Visp there is no railroad  nor even a road, only this mule path to  Terbinen.  Ttruinen is $2500 feet higher that Visp, it  is an eight days' ride by mule to traverse  its limits, and it contains twenty hamlets,  widen either have not been put on the  maps at all, or if they have, they have  been wron���iy named.  The population of the district all told  numbers WI people. They know that they  are part of a country named Switzerland,  but they havo never seen any more of it  than they inhabit, and don't waiit lo. They  won't even build a road to Visp. What  would he the use? They haven't any  wagons.  In religion they are Catholics, and while  they recognize implicitly the authority of  the pope, they couldn't tell whether his  place of abode Is on earth or heaven.  Tile origin ot* these strange people is lost.  The speak a corruption of one of the Swiss  dialects, but there .are indications they they  were originally an ancient Roman colony.  Their elaborate system of" waterworks is  tho best evidence on which this theory is  bused. Their name, too, it is thought,  is a corruption of the .Latin "Terminus,"  frontier.  The Terbiners live in houses of Larch-  wood, which is said to be so durable that it  lasts for thousands of years. Some of the  dwellings are very ancient if the inscriptions above the doorways are to be relied  upon. Ono of those bears the date of "A.  D. nil." There are also several buildings  which are pointed out as heathen houses,  and these are supposed to be' the remains  of the old Roman colony.  All the furniture inside the houses is stationary, stoves, tables, benches, and beds  being built in against the walls. There are  no. locks on the doors for in Tcrblnen  _jtheft-i8^unkr.own._Nobody-wants=anj-niprc=  than ths ordinary necessities of life, and  -. theso everybody can-get. There isn't a physician or druggist, not a saloon nor an  ounce of tobacco in the i'lace.  The houses have a ground lloor, which is  divided into a kitchen and a second room,  the latter, used as a general bedroom und  sitlingroom for the family. Beneath the  ground .door is a place called the "saal,"  (hall), used for storing provisions or cloth-  1ns.  Bread, choose, butter and milk, dried  meat and potatoes are. the chief articles of  diet; potatoes were introduced only IIvn  years ago. Tho bread baking tnices place  twice a year in the community oven, which  ouch hamlet maintains. The bread gels so  hard that It has to be cut in chunks with  it sword.  All of tho clothing is made by the women,  who spin the cloth from the wool, hemp  and (lax that I.s raised In the district. The  clothes aro cut In a style that prevailed in,  Germany in tlio middle uses.  The villagers move about from tho highlands to tlio valleys according to tho sen-  son of the year and as their crops need attention. They tako their cooking utensils  along and keep house In huts wherever  thoy stoi>.  in January and February they slay In  the village. March and early April finds  them, men, women and children descended  to tho valleys to'attend to their vineyards  ond waterways. From April 15th to May  15th they are on the hillsides planting potatoes and vegetables.. By early May they  ;go back to the villages to work in the  nearby fields.  The first of June finds them in the vineyards again. In the middle of July tho wife  or a grown up daughter takes the cattle  to the heights to graze for two months,  September-.is: spent by the other members  of the family in garnering the winter crops,  and by the end of the month the cattle are  brought back to tha meadows. On October  12th there Is another exodus from the village to the vineyards, und from October  25th to tlio beginning of November the  Alps aro revisited with the cattle.  This  combination  will  be opposed  by  t  Tobacco company of Kngland and the A  the  .- American companies. In the deal there will  exist a more harmonious woiking understanding. These companies control the  market for imported cigars in Groat Britain, which is enormous and are in a position to fear but little if any threatened invasion of this market by any other combination.         Borgheese Art on the Market  LONDON, January 23.���Lady Stanley,  wife of sir Henry Stanley, asserts that she  has high authority for assorting that the  Italian legal difficulties havo been overcome and that negotiations are. well advanced for tho transfer of the entire Borgheese gallery to the United Stales. She  implores the civilized world to join in  averting such a catastrophe. The Borgheeso  gallery, the estimated value of which i.s  if.l.UuU.CUO, is regarded as being- one of tlio  linest private collection of paintings in tlio  world. Among the best known works are  Corrcggie's Daimo and Raphael's Entombment. The statuary in the collection is not  regarded as of much importance, but the  modern sculptures include several masterpieces, such of Canova's Venus Victrix.  Ireland and Its Troubles  LONDON, January 21.���The Times' correspondent at Dublin reports that the progress of a. revised plan of campaign In tho  west of Ireland has not been appreciably  checked by the recent prosecution of certain members of parliament and other agitators. Speaking after the sale of goods of  a tenant for. refusing to pay rent in Roscommon, John O'Donnell, Al. P.. over  whose head two convictions for bringing  about an illegal assembly are hanging,  said that notwithstanding all the government's efforts, a Are had been started hi  tho north and west of Ireland which  would make such a conflagration which  would burn " all landlords to blazes."  co:iycjp^_isr!Z-  OFFICE: BAKER STREET V/EST, NELSOfJ, B. C.  TELEPHONE HO. 219,   P. 0. BOX 688.  MARBLE, BUILDING STONE,  BRiOf^ AND LIWjE .....  The Mansfield Manufacturing Company-  have the above mentioned building materials  for sale at reasonable prices. Special quotations   to   builders   and contractors  for large  orders. . _ '    ���  Ten Years Leisure to Repent  SAN FRANCISCO, January 21���Prank  Rawkowsky, until recenuy a soldier in the  United States army, has been brought  hero from Columbia, Washington, and  taken to the military prison at Alcatratz  island where he will serve n sentence of  ten years for threatening the life of president Roosevelt. He claims he was drunk  when lie made the threat.  GRGERS Vi  MAIL ATTENDED TO PROMPTLY  Canada's New Bank  TORONTO,  January 23.���It is  stated  that the Soyerign Bank of- Canada will  open, its doors for business about-March  ���31st.  infield J  CO_MI_E:>.A.2sr",_Z'  OFFICE:    BAKER STREET WEST, NEISOfi, B. C.  TELEPHONE NO. 219.   P. 0. BOX 688.  KfEP OUR GOODS TO LOOK AT  W�� SELL AND r|E-BUY  DHtEGTOBT   ASSAYBRS' SUPPLIES.  W. F. TEETZEL, & CO.���COKNEK OV  Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson,  wholesale dealers in assayers' supplies.  Agents for Denver Fire Clay Company.  TOTICES^QF^MEETires:  ___FRATBRNAL SOCIETIES.  tion.  expectedly Mrs. Hopper secured possession of a large number of papers and  books which woul:l otherwise, she believes, have been secreted from her.  Mrs. Hopper, while in the west, made  a settlement out of court with all the  heirs under her mother's will, and thus  got rid of all rivalry for the possession  of the $350,000 left her by her mother.  She will come on to Victoria shortly  to personally press her claims, and it  is hinted may not in this be without  assistance even from certain members  of premier Dunsmuir's family.  BiK TobaccoTrust  NEW YORK, January 21.���The American  tobacco  combine's designs  upon  the British  market  and   the   trade  in   the  United  States, has received a surprise in the closing of a deal which has been negotiated by  George P. Butler, a well known Amorlcaji  tobacco man, cables the London correspondent of the Herald. As a result of this deal,  the position of tlie Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and  Ireland,  which  comprises    -jome    thirteen    big   firms    and  which will bo iloalod early in February, is  probably   strengthened.   Mr.   Butler   when  asked what would be the effect of the new  combination,  replied.  "It means closer relations    between    the    Universal    Tobacco  Company    of America,    Imperial    Tobacco  Company of    England,    Henry    Clay-Bock  Company,  the Havana company,  Tjitnitcd,  and   tho   Havana   Commercial   Company.  You will find our stock  complete with the most  up-to-date  FURNITURE  CARPETS  HIGH ART PICTURES  LINOLEUMS  AT LOWEST PPES  ^ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES.   KOOTENAY ELECTKIC SUl'Pb- *  Construction Company���Wholesale dealers  ln telephones, annunciators, bells, batteries, electric lixtures and appliances. Houston Block, Nelson.   FRSHJ1ND_SALT J-��EATj3.____  P. BURNS & CO., BAKER STREET,  Nelson, wholesale dealers In Crush and  cured meats. Cold storage.  KOOTENAY TENT NO. 7, K. O. T. M.���  Regular meetings flrst and third Thursdays of each month. Visitinsr Sir Knights  are cordially invited to attend. Dr. VV.  Rose, K. !<..; A. VV. Purdy, Com.; G. A.  Brown, P. C.  N-LSON LODGE, NO. 23, A. F. &  A. M., meets second Wednesday in  each month. Sojourning brethren  invited.   GROCR1ES.   KOOTENAY SUPPLY COMPANY, LIM-  ited, Vernon Street, Nelson, wholesale  grocers.  JOHN CHOLD1TCH & CO. ��� FRONT  Street, Nelson, wholesale grocers.  A. MACDONALD & CO.-CORNER OF  Front and Hall Streets, Nelson, wholesale  grocers and jobbers In blankets, gloves,  mitts, boots, rubbers, mackinaws, and miners' sundries.  NELSON AERIE, NO. 22, F. O. E.���  Meets second and fourth Wednesday ot  each month at Fraternity Hall. Georgo  Bartlett, president; J. V. Morrison, secretary.  NEL-SON rtOVAL ARCH CHAPTER NO.  12a, G. R. C���Meets third Wednesday. Sojourning companions invited. George Johnstone, 'A.; Thomas J. Sims, S. E.  JTRADES^AND LABOR UNIONS.  J. Y. GRIFFIN & O'.���FRONT' STREET,  Nelson,   wholesale   dealers   in  cured meats.-butter and eggs.  provisions,  LIQUORS AND DRY GOODS.  Don't miss seeing our  fine line of Xmas goods.  Early buyers have first  choice.  TUJt-NER, 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.  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. 196, OF THE  International Journeymen Barbers' Union  of America, meets lirst and third Mondays  or each-month in Miners'* Union Hall at  S'.HO sharp. Visiting members invited; Ell  Sutcliffe, president; E. DeMers, secretary-  treasurer; J. C. Gardiner, recording secretary.-  BUSINESS DIBE0T0BY.  A.   C.   EWART,   ARCHITECT���ROOM  3,  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson.  DRAYAGE.  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.  FURNITURE, PIANOS, SAFES, ETC.,  moved carefully at reasonable rates. Apply J. T. Wilson, Phone 270, Prosser's Second Hand Store, Ward Street.  FURNITURE.  D. J. ROBERTSON & CO., FURNITURE  dealers, undertakers, and embalmers. Day  'phone No. 292, night 'phone No. 207. Next  new postofllce building, Vernon Street,  Nelson.  CARPENTERS' UNION MEETS WED-  nesday evening of each week at 7 o'clock.  In Miners' Union Hall. John Burns, sr.,  president, William Raynard, ^secretary.  PAINTERS' UNION MEETS THE FIRST  and third Fridays in each month at Miners'  Union Hall at 7:30 sharp. Walter R. Kee,  president; Henry Bennett, secretary.  COOKS' AND WAITERS' UNION, NO.  Ill, W. L. U., meets at Miners' Union Hall  second and last Tuesdays in each month at  S:30 p. m. sharp. A. B. Sloan, president; J.  P. Forrestell, secretary; H. M. Fortier, 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 161. THE NELSON TRtBirNE: SATURDAY iioRNINGi, JANUARY 23, 1902  BANK OF MONTBEAl  CAPITAL, all paid up.._$12,00_,000.00  REST  UNDIVIDED PROFITS       8:6 531.61  Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal ...President  Hon. George A. Drummond Vice-President  B. 8. Clovaton ....��� General Manager  NELSON BRANCH  Corner Bakor and Kootenay Streets.  A. H. BUCHANAN, Manager.  Branches In London (England) New York,  Chicago, and all the prlnolpal oltilea ln Canada.  THE CANADIAN  BANK OF COMMERCE  WITH WHICH 18 AMALGAMATED  THE BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  HEAD OFFICE: TORONTO.  .      .      .      S8.000.000    -     -     -   $2,000,000  ACCRECATE RESOURCES OVER $65,000,000.  Paid-up Capital,  Reserve Fund,  Hon. Geo. A. Cox,  President.  B. E. Walker,  General Manager  Bay and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant Commercial and Travelers' Credits,  fc-allable ln any part of the world.  Drafts Issued, Collections Made, Eta.  Savings Bank Branch  CURRENT RATE OP INTEREST PAID.  REBELLIOUS   BRIDES  SOLD  Bucks Ed joy Shrew Taming  Seventy bnxora squaws of the Comanche Indian tribe were sold at auction  at Darlington, Oklahoma, on Christmas  day, in accordance with the ancient  wedding custom among the tribe. And  now the seventy are in despair, while  the owners are gloating over the acquisition  of  such  conditions   to  their  households.  Some of the squaws had already been  married and carried papooses upon their  backs, but this was not considered in  the mind of the Indian who auctioned  them off. The pleadings of the squaws  to allow their own husbands (who belonged to other tribes) to buy them in  availed nothing; their tears were but  to sear their own hearts, for an Indian's  decision once made cannot be changed  for love or money.  A few weeks ago the chief of the Comanches declared there was a surplus  of Indian girls unwed. So he called the  medicine men in secret session and. behold! a decision was soon reached that  ' there was to be a wedding festival. And  all the bucks rejoiceed at the news, for  they imagine it great sport to bid  against each other for the hand of a  handsome scuaw.  Hence it was a strange mixture of  sentiment that invaded the Comanche  reservation on Christmas day. Gloom  fell like a black thunder-bird over the  little band of seventy women, while near  at hand as ninny bucks made merry in  the medicine dances. They were each  filled with the ambition to outbid a  neighbor.  The wedding festival did not pass off:  owithout its trouble and interference, for  a number of revengeful Kiowas, hearing  of the ceremonies, invaded the sacred  circle and commenced to bid before the  Comanches knew of their presence.  And several cowboys worked off a plan  to carry off three of the prettiest of the  women. Among the latter was a clauglv;  ter of ex-chief Parker. She was justly  considered the belle of the whole tribe.  Christmas morning dawned bright  and rather warm. The large agency  building used as a pen for the captives  was invaded at sun-up by Ute Arrow,  the auctioneer. To his astonishment  he found three of the most handsome  and long-wished for squaws gone from  the stockade. Scouts were at once sent  in pursuit, but they returned at 9  o'clock footsore and unsuccessful. They  wished to take part in the bidding and  would not give chase longer for fear of  missing an opportunity.  The young women left were taken to  the camping ground, fed a light breakfast, made to retire to a large tepee and  each take a turn at her toilet so she  would sell for a fancy price, and then  they were let out and stood in a bunch.  , Ute Arrow walked among them picking out the insubordinate ones first.  Humming Bird, a bright and vivacious  young squaw, was the flrst victim, so  chosen because she had attempted upon  several occasions to lead a riot among  the captives and escape. Her long  "^black���hair^hung_4n_tw.o^shiny^_raid��L  over brown-skinned and bared shoulders. The dress she wore was covered  with elk teeth, being loaned for the occasion by her parents who robbed her  form of it immediately after the sale.  Her. two black eyes were filled with  tears as Ute Arrow began in a loud  voice to extol her charms and accomplishments. Her brown sirtn flushed for  the shame of it all.  In this thick guttural voice Ute Arrow proclaimed her servile duties; how  well she could cook, how quickly she  could harness a team or cinch a saddle  girth, her physical endurance at the  plow, or her capacity to extort money  from creditors of her liege lord. (She  was a collector for her uncle, ex-chief  Parker, and gathered in his rentals.)  Fifty ponies was the flrst bid. A  young Comanche brave noticed for his  daring was the bidder. His life-Ion-:  enemy at once became a rival in the bidding and .the girl was run up to eighty  ponies and sold to. the first bidder. He  at once took possession of her and a  medicine man, Saucy Chief, married  them according to the Comanche forms.  Others of the seventy were_ put up  and sold, quite as quickly at the first.  But Humming Bird being a spirited  young woman, made a desired addition  to the household of any redskin and she  ��of course brought the highest price.  After the bidding had been in progress  several hours four Kiowa warriors invaded the camp by stealth and commenced to bid, talking in the Comanche  tongue. One of them, Buffalo Tails, was  awarded a young woman whom he had  been courting for some time, by out  bidding all others in the sum of fifty-  three ponies. But when his nationality  was discovered the bid was annulled  and he was promptly run out of camp.  The three young women who were  stolen by cowboys have not been captured yet, and it is probable they have  gone out of the reservation into Northern Texas.  This is the last of the wedding festivals of the Comanches, and the leaders  of the event chose Christmas day because they thought it would add the  glamour of romance to the occasion.  Comanches are very sentimental and  daring. When two rivals for the same  girl bid against each other one may be  sure the girl will go for twice or perhaps thrice her real value. In Comanche  London Office, 60 Lombard Street, B. O.  New York  office, 16   Exchange   Place.  and 68 Branches In Canada and the  United Slates.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT:  Interest allowed on deposits.   Present rate  three per cent.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager Nelson Branch  villages the value is about thirty-five  ponies for a stout, healthy and willing  squaw. The more beautiful and more  unwilling to be sacrificed, naturally the  higher will run the bidding, as a Comanche brave enjoys nothing better  than the taming of a wife.  After all of the seventy brides had  been sold, the squaws, closely guarded  by their husbands, engaged in several  medicine dances, and the affair ended  with a big feast late Christmas night.  There are but few girls among the Comanches now of marriageable age, and  it is quite probable that no more such  wedding festivals will be held while the  tribe exists. There are but 300 members  of the tribe, most of whom were women  unmarried. The reason for this is that  no marriage has been allowed for six or  seven years, owing to an alleged curse  left upon all women of the Comanches  by a dying squaw named Lightning Arrow, a sister of Ute Arrow, who conducted the sale of brides.  This squaw claimed that there was  a conspiracy to ruin her life, and she  traced it to a certain family of unmarried girls. When she was dying she  called her relatives about her and said  that the next wedding of a Comanche  woman and man would mean the death  of the whole tribe by fire. This alleged  curse was lately removed by the medicine council.  A   SOLDIER   OF  FORTUNE  Died Poor in Chicago  As a true soldier of fortune as the  world has ever known died in Chicago  on the last day of the year 1901. He  was colonel Thomas Munster Munstery,  the champion swordsman of two continents, whose early life was spent in remarkable adventure, punctuated with  conflicts and love affairs and hairbreadth escapes from death.  He was 85 years of age when he died,  penniless and dependent, for his support  on friends. For half a century he has  made it his business to teach the theatrical profession the art of fencing. The  elder Davenport, Forrest and Junius  Brutus Booth were among his pupils.  Since 1870, as a swordsman, he had met  the champions of all nations and never  once been defeated.  Colenel Munstery at,one time during  his devious career was engaged in the  cigar business in Philadelphia. He was  born in Baltimore, but not of American  parents. The blood of the Hohenzol-  lerns flowed in his veins. His maternal  grandmother was a Swedish beauty,  "who became the morgantic wife of Frederick William of Prussia. His father  was a Dane of rank, banished from  court for engaging in a duel, and made  governor of the island of Santa Cruz  in West Indian waters. He left there  in 1812 for the United States, where his  son was born. When the boy was four  years old his parents went back to Denmark and separated.  There was  a contest over the pos-  ession of the boy, in which the mother  _was__successful^  The old man wa_~wont"to-relate-how-  he remembered being spirited away  when a child of 6 years and confined in  a dungeon, where he was fed on bread  sprinkled with sugar when he was good.  After this he remembered living with  his mother in a handsome house in Copenhagen.  When he was 12 years old he started  on his career of marvelous adventure.  He went to sea in the Danish navy, and  in Rio Janeiro had a quarrel with a  negro whom he stabbed, this being the  first blood shed by him. After three  yf ars on. the sea he returned home. At  tlie age of 18 ho became a pupil of Dr.  Ninge, in Stockholm, where he learned  the art of fencing and became noted for  preternatural feats with the rapier.  After that he figured as the principal  in twenty-three duels, and as the principal or second in fifty-three.  At the age of 22 the young man went  to St. Petersburg and became sword-  master to grand duke Cohstantine, and  commanding officer of the bodyguard.  Here he defeated champion after  champion of other European nations  and made a brilliant reputation. His  downfall came when with a young  nobleman whose intimate friend he was,  became mixed up in an affair with a  woman of the court, whose husband  was a high official. He was exiled from  Russia, and went to Berlin, where he  expected his Hohenzollern blood would  help him to recognition and position.  Instead, he was seized at the royal command by German soldiers and cast into  prison to remain for months.  On his release, which was affected  through friends of his mother, he was  led across the frontier and ordered, on  penalty of death, never to return to  Germany. . .    _  In 1874 Munstery had drifted to Copenhagen. There a quarrel over a woman led to a duel. He disarmed his  adversary, who afterwards treacherously picked up the sword and gave him  a wound that, sent him to a hospital for  five months. When he had been dis-  carged as convelescent he was sitting  one night in a restaurant idly finguring  a glass of beer and planning to start  again on his travels the next day.  As he sat. thus lost in thought his adversary suddenly appeared. Another  duel followed, which Munstery fought  with his left hand, his right being incap-  IMPERIAL BANK  0_a"   0-__.__T-A.ID-A.  Capital (paid up)  Rest  .   $2,600,000  ���    $1,850,000  HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO, ONTARIO.  Branohes in Northwest Territories, Provinces of  British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec  H. 8. HOWLAND President.  D. R. WILKJE Qeneral Manager.  E. HAY Inspector,  NELSON  BRANCH,  BURNS BLOCK.  A general banking business transacted.  Savings Department,���Deposits received and  interest allowed.  Drafts sold, available in all part of Canada,  United States and Europe.  Special attention given to coll       ns.  d. M. LAY, Manager.  acitated.    He came off victorious, and  departed for Hamburg.  There he passed ten years in poverty,  living from hand to mouth. One day  he read in a newspaper of the Texan  war for independence and the resulting  trouble between the United States and  Mexico. . He came'to the United States  and inlisted and fought at Tadasco. He  was wounded and sent to a hospital.  When he got out he went into the cigar  business in Philadelphia.  He went to Nicaragua in 1849 and  fought in a revolution there in progress.  He took part in a war in the United  States of Colombia. In 1858 in Copenhagen he saved the life of the Spanish  charge d'affairs, through whose influence he became military instructor to  the government ot Madrid, and was sent  to Cuba to give lessons to the soldiers  there. Later he was transferred to  Havana, where love affairs and duels  engaged his attention for a year or so.  Then he took part in a revolution in  Honduras, and got mixed up in several  other South American conflicts, in  which  he  narrowly  escaped  with  his  life.  He went to Mexico and fought under  the banner of the Liberals in a revolution against the government. Securing  $400,000 in spoils of gold and diamonds,  including the diadem of an archbishop,  he started for the Atlantic coast, but  was plundered of his treasure before he  reached the United States.  It was in the city of Mexico, in 1868,  that Munstery fought his last duel, his  opponent being Ramon Valdez, a colonel  in the Mexican army. Of course the  Mexican was worsted. Thereafter the  famous swordsman had passed most of  his time in San Francisco and later in  Chicago,  giving fencing lessons.  railwaysIf the world  Extensive Building Last Year  During 11)01 thei*- were put down in the  United States 5057 miles of new railroads,  this estimate being that of the statistical  bureau of the treasury. The Increase is  greater than has been recorded for any  year since 1S90, and brings the Ltrackage  ot this country up. to 199,378 miles, exclusive of the large and rapidly growing mileage of-urban lines operated by electricity.  The railway mileage cf the whole world  is estimated at 4S4.34S miles; that of the  United States, therefore, constitutes more  than three-fifths of the total. Roughly  speaking this may be taken as a measure  oL* the productive energy of the American  people as compared with the entire population of the clobe.  Ot the total mil *age now open to traffic  North America nas 226,057 miles, Europe  16S.605, Asia 35.5S0, Sduth America, i!8,3.��4, Africa 15,800, and Australia 15,282. Mexico,  whicli in 1873 had but. one railway 2G4 miles  long, from Vera Cruz to the capital city,  now has a network of 91103 miles, while the  Canadian systems now cover 17,657 miles  of track���which goes to show the advantage o�� having a restless and enterprising  nation for a neighbor. Of course the Canadian and Mexican governments are entitled  to credit for their encouragement o�� railway construction, but it Is a fair presump-  iton that but for the proximity of the  United States and the marvelous expansion  of American industry and commerce the  greater part of the steam roads in the adjoining countries    would   not   have   been  huilt. ,    ,  "~Of~the'"hal��^milll_n-'miles-ot-railroadsian:  the world about one-third are owned by the  governments of the countries in which they  are located. Nine-tenths o�� the German  roads are owned by the federal government or by the various states "comprised  in the empire. Two-thirds of the Russian  roads were built and arc owned and operated by the government, as are nearly one-  half o�� those o�� Austria-Hungary. Nearly  all the Italian roads ure government property, but are operated by companies underleases. The republic of France, In accordance with the franchises under,- which the  roads within its borders were constructed,  will become the proprietor of nearly all of  thorn by the middle f �� the coming century.  \ large proportion of the railroad mileage  in operation In India (25,035 miles) Is publio  property, while practically all the railroads  in Australasia are owned by the various  colonies. Anyone may draw any morul he  pleases from those facts. There I.s one consideration of weighty Import, however, in  tills connection.  It is significant that In the United States,  where transportation facilities have been  furnished by the.adventure of private capital, the people have greater and cheaper  facilities than- are afforded in other countries. These are, after all, the main considerations. Government ownership is expensive and may bo made a means of extortionate tribute. On the other hand, there  are some advantages. On the German ran-  roads, for instance, discriminative rates are I  absolutely prohibited.���Philadelphia Rec- l  ord.    Died at 108 Tears  PHILADELPHIA, January 24. ��� Mrs.  Ruth Carney; aged 108 years, died at the  Union Home for old ladles here today. She  was reputed to be the oldest woman in  Pennsylvania. She was born in Wales, but  passed the greater part of her life in this  country.  A STBAIGHTrOEWABD PLATFOEM.  "We believe ln giving every person ono  dollar's worth for every one hundred cents.  We believe tho price should be marked on  each article In plain figures.  We believe in charging for each article  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 glvo you just as good  satisfaction and just as good value as any  other jeweler.  If you will favor us with a share of your  patronage wo will 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 sold so it's right.  January 14th, 1902.  ����00. . 0. 00 00 0, 0, - *  to  **9*********************-************-*i  lS-O-BBTABLTBHBD IN NHL80N-1902  PER  CENT  to  to  to  to  to  9\  9\  to  to  to  hv -  ft  ft  ft  $ Before stock taking this month a  1 REDUCTION   OF  lO  * will be given on every dollar.  ft But come early and you shall have our prompt attention.  * 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  *  ft  ft  ft  Jacob Dover,  "The Jeweler."  %  %  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Engraving free of ttj  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  *********.************.******.************************************.***  **  to  9\  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ffl  PROVINCIAL BOARD OF HEALTH.  Regulations for dealing with the outbreak  of smallpox at the town of Fernie, East  Kootenay.  Approved by his honor the lieutenant-governor in council the 17th day o�� January, 1902.  HEALTH ACT.  On account of the outbreak of smallpox  in the town of Kernie it is hereby proclaimed:  1. That the town is In a state of quarantine until further notice.-  2. That no person shall be allowed to  leave the town on any circumstances whatsoever.  3. That all meetings in churches, lodges,  and schools and other public gatherings are  hereby prohibited.  4. That no person shall under any circumstances hold any conversation whatsoever with any person quarantined, and no  person under quarantine shall attempt to  break same or communicate with any outsider.  5. Any hotel-keeper, lodging-house keep-  eror householder suspecting, knowing, or  having good reason to believe that any  person residing upon or frequenting his  premises is ill or suffering from a rash of  any description, shall at once notify the  medical health officer, giving the name ahd  occupation of, and other particulars necessary to properly identify, such person.  6. Any person having a rash on his body  shall notify the medical health officer on  the flrst appearance of same.  7. Under authority of the "Health Act,"  it is hereby declared that all and every person not having a certificate of recent successful vaccination dated within one year,  and further not being able to give proof  of same to the satisfaction of the medical  health officer, shall at once be vaccinated.  8. After a period of seven days from this  date any person refusing to present to any  public officer, who may demand It, proof of  vaccination, shall be liable to the prescribed penalties under the "Health Act."  Penalties under the "Health Act:"  Any person who violates any of the provisions of this proclamation is liable to a  fine of $100 and to six (6) months* imprisonment.  Dated at Victoria this 16th day of January, A. D. 1902.  CHARLES   J.   FAGAN,  Secretary of Provincial Board of Health.  By command J. D. PRENTICE,  Acting Provincial Secretary.  TAX NOTICE.  Notice  is   hereby given,   in  accordance  with the statutes, that provincial revenue  tax,   and  all  assessed  taxes  and  income  tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and amendments, are now due  and payable  for  the year 1902.  All  taxes  due 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 Postoffice.  Dated at Nelson, 13th January, 1902.  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 the absence upon leave of  Mr. A. B. Buckworth, J.P.   ���  NOTIOE.  Notico is hereby given that I Intend to  apply at the next sitting of the board of  license commissioners for tho City of Nelson, to bo held after tho expiration of  thirty days from tho date hereof, for a  transfer of the retail liquor license now  held by mo for tho "Grand Hotel," sltuato  on Vernon street ln tho'Clty of Nelson, on  tho east half of lot 4, block 2, sub-division  of lot 93, group 1, West Kootenay district,  to John Biomberg of the City of Nelson.  GUS  NELSON.  Witness: A. BENSON.  Dated this second day of January, 1902.  NOTICE.  IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In the matter of the Winding Up Act,  Chapter 129 of tha revised statutes of  Canada and amending acta, and in the  matter of the 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 ln the forenoon at the Law Courts,  New Westminster, British Columbia, as  the time and place for the appointment of  an official liquidator of tha above named  company. J.  J.  CAMBRIDGE,  District Registrar.  0ESTIH0ATE OF IMPBOYEMENTS'  Notice: Ray of Hope mineral claim, sltuato in the Nelson mining division of  West Kootenay district, located on Duhamel (Six-mile) creek. Tako notice that I,  Charles W. Busk, freo miners' certificate  No. 50,823, aa. agent for W. J. Goepel, free  miners' certiflcato No." 50,500 John Paterson, free miners' certiflcato No. 50,727, and  self, intend sixty days from the data hereof to apply to tho mining recorder for a  certiflcato of improvements for tho purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the  abova claim. And further tako notice that  action under Section 37 must be commenced  before the issuance of such certiflcato of  improvements.  CHARLES W. BUSK.  Dated this second day of January, A. D.  1902.  <U/t> ti+it^cfa*^^  CLASSIFIED ADS.  ARTICLES FOR SALE.   SEWING MACHINES OF ALL KINDS  for sale or rent at th�� Old Curiosity Shop.  TO LET.���FOUR ROOM COTTAGE ON  Park street, opposite hospital. Rent, Including water, $12 per month. Apply E. Kilby,  next door to Rossland Hotel, Vernon street.  LODGERS.  FOR RO-__ AND TABLE BOARD. AP-  ply third house west of Ward on Victoria  street.  COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS  to rent on Silica street, between Ward and  Kootenay streets. Apply L. Peters.  EMPLOYMENT AGENCY.  CANADIAN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY-  WANTED help of all kinds; men for railroad construction. Large warehouse for  storage. Prosser's Second - Hand Store,  Ward street, Nelson.  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.  HENRY G. JOLY DE LOTBINIERE.  CANADA.  PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Edward VII., by the grace of God, of the  United Kingdom o�� Great Britain and  Ireland and  of  the British  Dominions  beyond the seas, King, defender of the  faith, etc., etc., etc.  To Our Faithful  the Members elected  to  serve in the Legislative Assemly of our  Province  of British  Columbia,  at Our  City of Victoria,��� Greeting.  A PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Eberts, Attorney General.  Whereas wo aro desirous and resolved as  soon as_may be, to meet Our people of Our  Province of British Coiumbiarand-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 .enjoin 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 thoso things which in Our Legislature of the Provinco of British Columbia,  by tho Common Council of Our said Province may, by tho 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 do Lotblnlere, 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, ln  tho year of Our Lord one thousand nine  hundred and two, and ln tho lirst 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 the 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 tho City of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be���  Stipendiary magistrate,  Government Airont,  Assistant C'o.i.aiissioncr of Lands and  Works,  Collector of Revenue Tax,  District Registrar of Births, Deaths and  Marriages, and Registrar under tho. "Marriage Act," for the Revelstoko Division of  West Kootenay,  Gold Commissioner for tho Revelstoke,  Illcclllewaet, Lardeau and Trout Lako  Mining Divisions,  Clerk of tho Peaco for the County of  ���Kootenay,  District Registrar of the Revelstoke registry of the Supreme Court, and  Collector of Votes for the Revelstoke riding of tho West Kootenay District, vice  Mr. W. J. Goepel.  P. Burns & Go.  Hkad O-Picb at  NELSON, B. 0.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in Meats  Markets at  Nelson,  Rossland,   Trail,  Kaalo, Ymir,  Sandon,  Silverton, New  Denver, Revelstoke, Ferguson Grand Forks, Greenwood, Cascade' Oifcy, Mid  way, and Vancouver.      .'..,,-���...  West Kootenay Butcher ��o.  ALL KINDS OF  _>  FRESH AND SALTED MEATS  WHOLESALE AND RKTAIL  FISH AND POULTRY IN SEASON  K. W. 0 BLOCK  WAED STREET  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  TREMONT HOUSE  321 TO S313BAKKR STREET, NELSON  AMERICAN4 AND EUROPEAN  PLANS  MEALS 25 GENTS  Rooms Lighted by Electricity and Heated Dy Steam 26 Cents to $1  IMPERIAL BBEWM COMPANY  EMERSON & REISTERER.  BREWERS OF THE BEST  LAGER BEER  STEAM BEER  AND PORTER  When you want the Best, ask for  IMPERIAL BEER.  SLOCAN JUNCTION HOTEL  1. H. Mc-IANUS, Mar*_.ger.  QUEEN'S HOTEL  BAKBR   BTRBJBT.   NELSON,  Lighted by Electricity and Heated with Hot Air.  ����-���;�� comfortable bedrooms aad first--  claaa dlnlnr room. Bample room* for com*  merclal mas.  RATES 82 PER DAY  N|rs. E. G. Clarke, Prop.  ������Bfctaof-the^Koyal-Hoteirealgary"���  l-ladden House  Baker and Ward  Streets, Nelson,  Bar stocked with best brands ot wlnea,  liquors, aad clear*. Beer on draught Large  comfortable rtoma. First claw tabla board.  CHEAP FUEL.  Reduction In price of coke: Per Ton.  Coko at gas works   Jfi.aO  Coke delivered    7.50  Cash must .accompany all orders, or %1  extra will be charged. ''  NELSON COKE & GAS COMPANY, Ltd.  DRUG STORE EARLY CLOSING  ON AND APTEE JANUAEY 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 public holiday.  Sunday hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2:30 to 4:30  p. m., 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.  CANADA BOOK & DRUG CO., Ltd.,  "W. F. TEETZEL & CO.,  J. H. VANSTONE.  W  Hi  Hi  Hi  iU  Hi  V-  tii  *.  OF     COURSE    VOU    WANT    THK     BK8T-  THEN   GO   TO  ARTHUR    QBE  in Tremont Block.   He will suit vou.  Large ntock of imported season's goods.  ^**** ****************** r^  NEWLIM & CO.  AUCTIONEERS, VALUERS, ETC.  Kootenay Street, uoxt door to Oddfellows' Hall  P. O. Bor 633 NELSON, B.C.  The only hotel in Nelson that haa roi  malned under one management since ISM,  Tbe bed-room* are veil furnished and  lighted by electricity.  The bar Is always atocxea Dy the best  domestic and Imported liquors aad cigars,  THOMAS MADDEN, Proprietor.  HOTEL   ROSSLAND.  Third door from Grand Central Hotel  on Vernon street Best dollar a day]  bouse in town. House and furniture newt  and first class ln every respect, Lighted  by gas. Room and board $5 to |I pes  week. No Chinese employed here.  J. V. O'LAUGHLIN, ProprHstor.  Bartlett    House  Formerly Clarke Hotel.  The Best $1 per Day House in Nelson,  None bub white help employed.  The bar tha  best.    G. W. BARTLETT, Proprietor  R. REISTERER & CO.  BBXWKB8 AND BOTTLKBS OV  FINE LAGER BEER, ALE  AND PORTER  Prompt and regular delivery to the trad*  BRBWBRY   AT   NELSON  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THB  MANHATTAN,  OYSTER COCKTAILS  AT  THH  MANHATTAN,  The   Manhattan  JOSEPHINE STREET  ALL THE BE8T BRAND8  LIQUOR8  AND  CIGARS. THE NELSON TRIBUNE,  SATURDAY  MORNING   JANUARY 25, 1902  Ir  i? <,  t\'<.  If  If;  I*  Oi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  Hi  ft  ft  ft  \M  Hi  >��������  Hi  Hi  tf  tf  5_  tf  tf  tf  i  THERE ARE A FEW LINES SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHICH  WE AfiE OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES.  English, French and  American  Perfumes.  Hand Mirrors  Ladies' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Dressing Oases  Gents' Traveling Oases  Ladies' Purses and Card  Oases.  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  *  Lawrence Hardware Co.  IMPOBTEBS AND DEALEES IS .  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  AGENTS FOE-Orescent,  Oanton, and Jessop's Steel, Bennett's Gutta Percla  Puse, Jen-kef*' Ore Oars  Hamilton Powder Company's Blasting Powder ���      __   _ _    -.  and Dynamite [\ fi I SOU       K   Ii  Eailroad, Mill, Mining and Bnilders' Snpplies        X1 yxPU-llf    _uri \J.  RAILWAY TIME TABLE  CANADIAN PACIFIC SYSTEM  LKAVK  5 a. m.  Duily.  LEAVE  6:10 p. in  Duily  6:40 p. in,  Duily  8 a. in.  8 a.m.  LEAVE  10 a. m.  CHOW'S NKST RAILWAY  Kuskonook, Creston, Movie,  Cranbrook, "Marysville, rort  Steele, Klko, Pernio, IMiehol,  liluirmorc, Frank, Alaclcod,  Lcthbridgo, Winnipeg, and  all Eastern points.  1 p. ni.  Daily,  COLUMWA & KOOTKNAY  1'All, WAY  Kobson, Nakusp, Arrowhead,  Uovolsloko, ami all points oast  and west, on CIM". main line,  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  Robson, Cascade, Grand  Forks, Phasnix, Greenwood  and "Midway.  (Daily except Sunday)  Robson, Trail and Rossland.  (Daily except Sunday)  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  Daily  10:10 p.m.  11:35 a.m.  SLOCAN RIVER RAILW'Y  Slocan City, Silverton, New  Donver. Three Forks, Sandon  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  ARRIVE  3-AO p. m.  LEAVE  i p.m.  i p.m.  KOOTKNAY  LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  (Daily oxcept Sunday)  Lardo and all points on the  Lardo & Trout Lake Branch.  (Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays.)   11 a. ni.  11 a.m  selected rinks will practically livo on tho  ice until tho time of the bonspiel, which  will take place early in tho month of February.  TELEPHONE 39.  P. O. BOX 527.  Nelson Saw & Planing Mills  CHARLES HILLYER, President.  XJII_CIT__l_-��-  HARRY HOUSTON, Secretary.  Hare just received 3,000,0 feet of lc  of timber of any dimensions or lengths,  doors, and mouldings in Kootenay.  us from Idaho, and we are prepared to cut the largest bill  Estimates given at) any time.  The largest stock of sash  GREAT NORTHERN SYSTEM.  LEAVE  Dopot  9:10 a.m  Mount'in  10:30 a.m.  Daily.  LKAVK  Kaslo  7 a.m.  Nelson  6:00 p. in.  Daily  NELSON & FORT  SHEP-  _*AltD Ii AIL WAY  Ymir, Salmo, Erlo, Waneta,  Northport, Rossland, Colvillc  and Spokano.  ���Making through connections  at Spokano to the south,  east and west.  KOOTENAY LAKE  STEAMBOATS  Balfour, PilotBay, Ainsworth  Kaslo and all Way Landings.  ARRIVE  Depot.  0:4a p.m.  Mount'in  5:59 p. iu.  Daily  ARRIVE  Kaslo  3:?0 p, ni.  Nelson  10:30 a.m.  Daily  COAST LUMBER OF ALL KINDS ON HAND  OFFICB ANI> YARDS!   CORNER HALL AND FRONT 8TRBET8.   WE MUST REALIZE  On our  large   stock   and  we   intend   making   this  to  do  month  BARGAIN MONTH  From January 6th to January 31st we will allow  20 PER CENT DISCOUNT  on all cash purchases  Leather Couches, $60 00, cash price.. .$48.00  Leather Chairs, $50.00,  cash price.... 40.00  Sideboard, $60.00,  cash price.........  $55.00,  cash   price.........  $40.00, cash  price,  48.00  44.00  32.00  Rattan Goods.    Bed Room Suites.  Parlor Suites and all kinds  of House  Furniture  reduced prices.  Carpets will be sold at very low prices.  First come, first served.  at  J. G. BUNYAN & CO.  dies' commutes was held yesterday at the  regi-Jeiice of iVtrs. Kerr on Victoria street  in anticipation of the same.  P. H. Ahem of Seattle, superintendent of  the Pinkerton detective force for that district, was in the city yesterday.  The meeting- of the school board announced to be held last evening, was adjourned  until this evening at-8 o'clock in Dr. Arthur's oflice.  TJlO services of ' the Congregational  church \yil) be talcon oyer by Rev Mr. Reia  of Phoenix, who is exchanging pulpits with  Kev William Munroe.  Owing to tlie "storm yesterday the telegraph lines were disconnected alonsr almost  all the branch lines iii the Kootenays, and  for the greater part of the day communication with outside joints was impossible.  The installation of the newly elected officers of the Nelson Encampment of the I.  O. O. F., No. 7, took place last evening in  Fraternity hall, at the close, of which refreshments were served and a social time  was spent.  At the close of the choir practice in tho  Methodist church last evening O. L. Lennox was made the recipient of a handsome  conductor's baton by the members. The  baton was presented by Airs. W. \V. Beer  and wa.s accompanied by an address which  was read by Mrs. George Bell. Mr. Lennox  mado a suitable reply.  Chinese After Damages  Legal proceedings have been taken  against James Blakely and his brother by  Wong Bark Koy and live other Chinamen  residing on the Mines road for willful damage and destruction to their property, it  appears that early in the year 1900 Wong  and the other livo of his countrymen purchased for the some of $300 a house and lot,  known as lot IS on the city tramway company. Blakely also claims to have purchased from the Tramway Company. Immediately after acquiring possession Blakely ordered the Chinamen off the premises,  giving them two weeks to move their belongings. A compromise was subsequently  effected whereby Blakely became the purchaser of the house for the sum of $-10. The  boys then removed to the adjoining lot,  No. 19, and built an addition to the House  of another Chinairmn, and had just completed their apartments when, they allege,  Blakely intimated--to them that he had  purchased lot No. 19' also, and again ordered them off the place. Subsequently they  allege that a brother of the accused appeared on the scene and tore down their  house, smashed their, furniture and threw  their provisions and effects around the  premises. On advice the "Chinamen went  to the offices of the tramway cbmpanv and  were given to understand that lot No. 19  had not been sold and that it was not the  property of the man who claimed it. Inside of two days the China.rn.en scraped up  enough money to l*u>' the lot, and appeared  at the company's office to make the initial  payment, but wore informed that Mr.  Blakely had. purchased the lot, although he  had made no' deposit.  Seeing that they were thus at the mercy  of their oppressor they on the advise of  friends submitted the matter to a solicitor,  'who advised them to make out a bill of  damages, which they did and are now suing Mr. Blakely for $90. Since the .matter  has been further investigated it transpires  ���that house No, 2 is not on lot No. 19, but is  on Mill street.  ??*****���***���**���***���***���*���*���************���*���**���*���*���**���*$��  A COMPLETE LINE OF  Front Doors  Inside Doors  Screen Doors  Windows  Inside Finish  local aad ooasb.  Flooring  looal and coast.  Newel Posts  Stair Rail  Mouldings  Shingles  Rough and  Dressed Lumber  of all kinds  IT WHAT -Off WANT IB HOT IK STOCK  WE WI_L "-4KB IT FOB TOD  CALL AND GffiT PRICK-  J. L Sayward  -     ffALt UIO _A*T_ STREETS, CTBLBOW  OFFICE AND POCKET  DIARIES  FOR  1902  Canada Drug & Book Co.  KOOTENAY  COFFEE CO.  ************************  Coffee Boasters  Dea,er8 ln Tea and Coffee  ************************  We are offering at) lowest) prices the best  grades o Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Oar Best-, Mocha and Java Coffee, per  pound  ��  48  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds  1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, i pounds  1 00  Special Elend Coffoe, 6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pound SO  A TRIAL ORDEB SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P. 0. Box 182.  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  CITY AND DISTRICT.  Dr. Quinlan is on the svek list and was  received into the general hospital yesterday.  The Nelson hockey club are negotiating  with the Grand Forks team for a hockey  match in this city within the next few  days.  The wholesalers and the C. P. It. hockey  team will try conclusions at the skatiii-  rink this evening.  The services at the Presbyterian church  will be, conducted tomorrow by Rev. Dr.  Robinson of Rossland, when lie will declare the pulpit vacant, the first preliminary to the congregation calling another  minister.  Hugh Glencroff, a Rossland woodman,  was ouf _bpi4t four miles, from Rossland  yesterday loading up wood, when a log  came down the Kill and struck him, fracturing his thigh in two places and otherwise injuring him.  M. A. Clark, principal of the Nelson high  school, will address the Socialistic League  on Sunday afts'rnoon next, giving an his-  Qtrieal view of Socialism. The meeting will  be held in Miners' Union hall and will commence at 3 o'clock.  perature gave the plumbers lots of work  owing to the bursting 01 water pipes. It  was reported that one of the city firms had  seventy orders for repairs to water pipes  during working hours.  The services at the Methodist church tomorrow will be conducted by the pastor.  At the morning service the choir will render an anthem "The Lord i.s My Shepherd."  Also a quartette. In the evening, anthem,  "How Long Wilt Thou Forget me, Oh,  Lord," by Mrs. Thurman and choir, and a  soIo.^I^Heard^the^Volce^ofc-Jesus-say,-^  (Bonari Mr. Lennox.  There was one bill of sale recorded at the  mining recorder's office yesterday,, on the  Delaware mining claim from James A. McDonald of Rossland to John A. Finch and  A. B. Campbell of Spokane. There was onlv  one location, by Michael Keeley, of the  Riverside mining claim at the mouth of  Falls creek, on tli-3 north side of Kootenay  river.  A regular Manitoba blizzard prevailed  during the early hours of yesterday. The  thermometer dropped down around zero,  and tho wind was boisterous. The boom of  logs at the Nel-on Saw & Planing Mill was  broken by .the storm and the logs drifted  down the stream. The bulk of them were  secured at the cfl.v wharf, but a number of  them went down as far ns the C. P. R.  wharf, and'1 were beached on tho lake  front.  The physicians of. Nelson are taking  stops to secure representation on the provincial medical board, -the election for  which takes place on March 20th. The doctors of Nelson are sending out ballots to  their fellows ln the several towns of the interior with a view to deciding upon one to  represent them, an assurance having been  received from the Coast that whoever is  chosen by them will be given a place on the  board. The result of the balloting will be  made known on February 10th.  The Baptist mission at Bogustown held  their Christmas entertainment last evening. It had been arranged to be held at the  proper season, but owing to an outbreak of  sickness among the families it had to be  postponed until the above date. An interesting program was lendered and the usual distribution of presents to the little  folks formed one of the chief features of  the occasion. Tho Rev. J. B. Morgan addressed tho children, and R. Robertson,  the superintendent of the Sunday school,  I* resided.  Argument on the Mandamus  The adjourned ��� argument was heard yesterday in the rule nisi granted, in relation  to the "Tiar-cla-flUS proceedings taken to  compel the Issuance of a writ to fill the vacancy in Victoria's representation in the  legislature.  Gordon Hunter,. IC. C, fpr the applicant,  observed that if Mr. ���Helmcken had not  been denied . the opportunity of inspecting  the warrant, he' would have noticed the  absence of a seal and the application would  not have been made. In answer to an inquiry why the writ had not been issued,  the only reason given wa�� that insiruc-  had not been received from* the lieutenant  goverriop in council."The warrant having  been produced in court and not disclosing  a seal, there was no. alternative but to  drop proceedings, if the'technical-objection  taken were insisted upon. In view of the  circumstances, the-applicant should not be  mulcted in costs. Mr. Hunter also pointed  out that the inspection of the papers on file  in the New "Westminster election would reveal that the speaker's warrant, had issued  without a seal, but despite that the election was proceeded with, and held, showing  that the government were relying on a  mere technicality:.     ,   ���   ������-.--.  Tho deputy, attorney general in reply said  it was no technicality," "and-that it was  something that went to the right to issue  the writ. With regard to Mr. Hunter's  statement that the government had issued  a writ for. the Westminster: election on a  warrant .without a seal, the Westminster  election might possibly be void for the omission.'He did not-wish Mr. Helmcken to  suffer costs.' The court' discharged the rule  without costs.���The Colonist.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  & CO  ESTABLISHED 1892  &-  -��������  �����'  Portland Cement  Fire Brick  Fire Clay  Sheet Iron  T Rails  Ore Cars  Blowers  Exhausters  Pumps  Graniteware  'Tinware  HARDWARE AND IRON MERCHANTS  HEATING STOVES  COOKING STOVES  AND  RANGES  -* NELSON, B.C.  STORES AT  KASLO, B.C.  SANDON, B. C.  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  ^:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^��^^^^$^^^^^^g$S^:^S^  to  to  To Save Money  m  to  to  to  to Buy shoes now.   Enormous reductions made this month to clear out the odds   to  Jj( and ends.   All felt goods below cost.   See our special bargains on -Side Tables  2}  to Manitoba^, Arctics, Cardigans and Leggings at Cost.   One Hundred pairs of to  J$ Mens' Fine Shoes regular $4, $5, and $6. all Genuine Goodyear Welts.  Your  to choice.for $3.  to  to  to  to  L. A. GODBOLT, Prop.  oyal Shoe Store  THOS. LILLIE, Manager  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  J*  :-'-$-*:'_5--_5:'*3'-^^:*_3^^  'imTS' 0f-0*.0*.0**~l-00i-0*.0*.0#'00'-0if.0*.00.0*'0*'f0t.0*-00,-0*-.^'00-^09'00.00.i��.SI.i^T^?^^^   ~t. "J J5 ���^���*  Flour Mill Gutted  BUDA PEST, Hungary, January 24.���The  Concord flour mill was gutted by fire. Tlie  loss is estimated at three million crowns.  Why Pastor Morgan Resigned  At the meeting of the congregation of the  Baptist church on Thusrday. evening last  the matter of receiving the resignation of  the Rev. J. B. Morgan was the chief matter discussed. It appears that the resignation  was  first rendered on December 2nd  to the executive of the church.  Mr.  Morgan's reason for. taking the step was bo-  cause it was -apparent that the numerical  strength of the congregation was insufficient to maintain a minister with a family.  The executive, instead   of   accepting   the  resignation, made application to the Home  Mission Board for assistance. The application was refused, which resulted in the resignation again being offered to the church  board and action taken upon it, with the  provision that the pastorate should terminate should  terminate at the end of three  months. Two days   after   the   resignation  was placed the second time, a call was offered   to  Mr.   Morgan  from  the  Rossland  congregation, in consequence of which the  -special=mocting^of^-Thiirsday^was=ealled^  Having  been  relieved  of  the  charge  Mr.  Morgan  yesterday accepted. the invitation  to  Rossland, and will commence his pastorate at that place on the first Sunday in  February.   The   farewell   services   will   be  held on Sunday next, and Mr. Morgan will  proceel to Rossland next week. His family  will   remain  in  Nelson  for   the  next  few  weeks  until  the  pastorate  now  in  course  of renovation i.s ready for occupancy.  AT THE HOTELS.  HUME���J. W. Pannell, Hammond, Indiana; A. G. McKonnoy, Toronto; E. D. Dan-  kiss, Spokane; F. H, Whyte, Toronto; N.  Ford and H. B. XX Ford, Spokane: T. Stephens,. Vancouver; W. F. Agnew .Grand  Forks; John Dronzote, London.  QUEEN'S-C. Band and wife, Kaslo;  Miss G. M. Purdy, Lumsden, Assinaboine;  R. F. Bragg, Strathcona; R. D. McNaught,  Silverton; Rev. A. '13. Roberts, New Denver; Rev. George Kinney, Phoenix; A. R.  Douglas, Vancouver.  MADDEN���John Roach and A. Wallace,  New Denver; David Murphy, Ashcroft.  PHAIR���Thomas  Hilliard,   Rossland.  TREMONT���Trilby Charlwood, Kaslo.  BARTLETT���John Mollett^ Ymir.  When at Erie, B. C, stop at the Mersey  hotel. Mrs.  M.  Collins,  proprietress.  The big schooner of beer or half-and'-  half, 10 cents. Always fresh and cool. Club  Hotel. E. J. Curran.  laugliteping    Sale  For the next thirty clays I will gice  a great slaughtering sale on all lines in  stock consisting of boy's and men's  clothing, furnishings, hats and caps, and  hoots 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  THE   BIG  LIMITED  K. W. C. BLOCK  NELSON  Percy Chapman, manager of the A. Macdonald Company, left yesterday morning on  the Spokane train for Vancouver in connection with the branch or their business  which is being established at that place.  Elaborate preparations aro being made  for the holding of the provincial Grand  Lodge of tlie L. O. L in this citv on the  20th of next month. A meeting of the la-  A largely attended meeting of the curling  club was held last evening in tho board of  trade rooms to complete arrangements for  the Winnipeg bonspiel. A list of ten names  was submitted to the meeting from which  to select a couple of rinks. Six curlers were  to be selected, as J. G. Wilson of this city  and James Waugh of Kaslo have already  arranged to attend the bonspiel at their  own expense. Tho following names were  submitted: John Rae, o. Ji. Fox. F. A.  Tamblyn. J. H. AVallace, A. Walloy, A.  Carrie, J. Pinkham, G. McLaughlin, judge  Forin and Richardson, The latter withdrew  beforo tho balloting was started nnd the  first six were selected to fill the rinks to  be sent. It was then decided to ballot for  skips from the list of thoso composing the  rinks, with the result that Messrs. J. Rae  and J. G. Wilson wero elected. The com-  Iio.sitioii of the rinks will be left to the  skips to arrange, and the application for  rhe entry of the two rinks will be forwarded at once to the secretary of the Manitoba  Curling Association. In the meantime the  Rich Strike at the Fern  A rich strike Is reported from the Fern  mine, which is under lease and bond to P.  J. Nichols of this city. A sample of the  rock of the new discovery Is on exhibition  at Vanstono's drug store. It is said to assay $140 in all values, of which $12S represents tho gold and the balance ln silver and  copper. The strike is said to have been  made in following up a seam, although  sufficient time has' not elapsed to detcr-  mino the extent of the new ore body, but  there is said to be, three feet of it. The assay given represents a sample taken from  sixty sacks of the ore broken down in tlie  firing of the first machine hole driven into  the ore body, In which case it should be  fairly representative of the ore body at  that .point.   Will be Tried for Murder  CAPE TOWN, January 24.���Commandant  Kritzinger, captured recently at Hanover  road while trying to rescue wounded  burghers under fire from the block house  lino, is charged with four murders, in addition to train wrecking and cruelty to  prisoners. It is claimed that he is really a  Cape rebel, and therefore deserves the fate  of commandant Lotter, who was hanged  last October. The Paris Rapel printed a  dispatch from Durban, Natal, stating that  general Louis Botha, the Boer commander-  in-chief, was holding live British ofHcefs  and had notified lord Kitchener that if  Kritzinger was sentenced to death they  would be shot.  Schooner  BEER-OR-HAL;F-AND-HAl_F-  BISCUITS  CHRISTIE'S CREAM SODAS. CHRISTIE'S WATER ICE    WAFERS  Also all kinds of Sweet Biscuits fresh from the factory.  BLUE   RIBBON   TEA.  Houston Block  Nelson, B C.  J. A. IRVING & CO.  THE ONLY GOOD BEER  IN  NELSON  Club  HEAL-JS-AK  AND  Corner Silica and  Stanley Sts.  E. J. CURRAN, Proprietor.  Porto Rico Lumber Co.  (LIMITED)  Americans to Operate Chinese Traffic  NEW YORK, January 24.��� It is likely  that American capital will build, equip  and operate the flrst electric railroad in  China, lt ha.3 been learned that prominent  banking houses of this cily; interested in  tho local traction companies, were preparing to invade Shanghai, that city having  asked for propositions to build and operate a 23 mile railroad "there.  Treaty Signed  WASHINGTON, January 2!.���The treaty  of cession of the Danish West Indies from  Denmark to the United States was signed  at the state department today by secretary  Hay and Constantino _.n-n,. the Danish  minister. The treaty will be submitted to  tlie senate for ratilication immediately.  Rough and  Dressed  Lumber  Shingles  Mouldings  A-1 White Pine Lim-bor Always in  We carry a complete stock of  Coast Flooring, Ceiling, Inside Finish, Turned Work, Sash and Doors.  Special order work will receive  prompt attention.  Porto Rico Lumber Go.Ltd.  CORNER OK  HENDRYX AND VBRNON S-KKHTH  INSURANCE BROKERS  Agents for Trout Lake Addition  (Bogustown) Fairview Addition,  Acreage property adjoining the park  And J. & J. Taylor sates.  These safes can be bought from ub oi  two year's time without inteiest  Ward Bros.  833 West Baker Street, Nelson.  NOTICE  To the Public and Union Men:  Tho Trades and Labor Council of the City  of Nelson have declared all hotels, restaurants and saloons employing Chinese in or  around the premises unfair to organized  labor. The following do not employ Chinese  in such capacity:  VICTORIA HOTKL  CLARIC13 -IOTI-Tj  TREMONT HOTEL,  MADDEN HOTEL  SHERBROOKE HOTEL  GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL  LAKE VIEW HOTEL  ROSSLAND HOTEL  GRAND HOTEL  K LOND11CI3 HOTEL  JOHN SPEAR  MANHATTAN SALOON  BODEGA SALOON  GLCJE POT SALOON  CLUB HOTEL  IMPERIAL RESTAURANT  KOOTENAY HOTEL  IMPERIAL SALOON  WAVERLEY HOTEL  ATHABASCA SALOON  NOTIOE OF MEETING  The annual meeting of the Cooks' and  AVaiters' Union, No. 1-11, Western Labor  Union, will be hold Sunday, January 26th,  at S o'clock sharp, for the purpose of elect-  ins officers for the ensuing: term. All members are requested to attend.  I-I.  M.  X^ORTIEll,  Finance Secretary.  A. B. SLOAN, President.  NOTIOE.  Your patronage ond inlluenco respectfully solicited for Brown Brothers as the leading jewelers of Nelson.  STENOGRAPHER. ��� A YOUNG LADY  stenographer, three years' experience,  wishes position. Good references. Apply,  stating salary, to 700 Seventh Avenue, Vancouver, B. C.  GOAL  FOR.  DOMESTIC  OR  STEAM  USE  General Agency, Telephone 266.  W. P. TIERNEY  BAKER  STREET,   NELSON.  TKMSl'lIONB 115  ORDER YOUR  Telephone 35  COAL  FROM  NELSON FREIGHTING AND TRANSFER CO-  ANTHRACITE A.ND ROSLYN  ALWAYS ON HAND  Ofllco: Baker Street,  WEST TRANSFER GO.  N. T. MACLEOD, Manager.  Teaming and Transfer Work of  all  kinds.  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 an<$  other examinations.  Commercial work a specialty.  I. C. SLATER,  Fourth door above City Hall', .


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